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VQN OUR MAGAZINE PAGE
VOL. XXXIX-XO. -7'J.
OMAHA. MONDAY MORNING, MAY 1 ! 1 0 TKX PAGKtf
SINULK COPY TWO CUNTS.
Rockefeller to Utc His Millrw.ia
Wiping Out Unlawful Traffic
APPALLED BY THE DISCLOSURES
Finds that Gigantic and Well Organ
ized System Exists.
jfrKTENDS FRO' .- ST TO COAST
To Crush Out tht Not a Hope-
Arrcili Mmlr In e
'NEW YORK, May 1 -(Special Tele"
U ram. ) The first glimpse of a very rich
and very sincere Christian young man
into tlie misery ancl horror of the under
world's most sordid Instil utlon white
slavery ulll rosilt In the expendible"'
ii foritme to w ipe out th traffic, mH, only
1 ir America, but In the wide world.
John I). Borkefeller, Jr., tha head of the
special grand Jury which conducted the
whit slave, investigation here, Is horror
stricken at the rivelstions and the Internal
ramification!) of the ayatem he In deter
mined to wipe out. lie aaid today he
would spend any amount of money to do
tlii. and he la hacked In his decision by
Ills father, John V., sr., the world's rich
"I am stunned by the revelations of this
gigantic Myatem of dealing In girls," said
Mr. Kockefellrr, Jr., today, when prevailed
upon to discuns his own attitude tn the,
Investigation, which tip until now has
been i-onducti'd secretly In the principal
titles of the t'nlted States and Alaska.
Mr. Rockefeller explained he could not
make known plana for the future, which
might spoil the work already done, but he
expressed his own opinion of white alavery
and that very forcibly. He said:
Shnikrri at Wickedness.
''The wickedness of men and women who
are responsible for this loathsome Institu
tion la beyond belief. When the grand
Jury flrat atarted to work 1 dirt not have
a very clear conception of what w.ould be
revealed. In a abort time, however, my
eyea were opened. I waa astonished and
allocked at the sickening developments,
night then and there 1 determined to
apend any amount of money necessary to
wipe out this traffic. The work of the
grand Jury gave the opening which 1
thought would lead to revelations. The
ordinary citizen who Uvea In the society
of his class and attends church and be
lieves la doing so Is fulfilling the obliga
tions of society, but does not 4iave the
: l!sliUw1;s ueplcJou at the sordldness and
misery Of the underworld.
"As I say, I was stricken with horror;
for a lime I could not conceive that men,
and especially women, lived who were low
enough to barter In girls' of tender years.
"As I became more and more Impressed
thHt il was iny duty and the duty of my
associates to put an end to white slavery
marvelled at the craftiness of those who
are rcsonsihlo for this condition. Stories
have appeared about the white slave syndi
cate, but for a time it was a hopeless task
to find lust where this syndicate existed
and how it dirt Its work. The newspapers
announced that the Investigation had been
given up, as tbo probers had found that
the so-called syndicate was a mythical
organisation, without form and substance."
Here Mr. Rockefeller mjuckled to himself
at the manner In which the newspapers
had been led astray, and continued:
"The search then commenced privately,
with secret agents to carry It on in the
west. I was Interested In the reports of
the men and women who were working
elsrwhrre, and I ceased to be astonished
when I saw that thousands In other cities
were as bad if not worse than they are In
"The deviltry of these men and women
exceeds belief. They are without shame.
For paltry sums of money they will stoop
id the blac Vest of crimes. But this horrible
Institution must go. Not only here, but
elsewhere. There nn be no compromise.
It must be annihilated w Iped out and de
stroyed for all tinv."
Young Mr. KocUcIello- was so appalled
y ' the disclosures that he went to his
tt t'irr and explained that. In view of the
l -waist Ions he felt he ought to devote his
time and money to the Investigation, lie
i -pressed the hope to his father that the
i i U"ade mlrht be made intarnatlnnal. lie
I Id his father some of the right fill stories
. hich the grand Jury had been told.
Inhn I. Rockefeller listened gravely to
i his recital and then told his son to r.u
abend. You have my sympathy In this
v. oi k, and so have those w ho are helping
; ou, and you shall have more than thai,
,vu shall have all the material aid neces
sary," John r., sr.. Is said to h;ve told
Workers Sent Out.
All this time the investigation was sup
posed to be lagging, but Mr. Rockefeller
lind applied a portion of his fortune to
lnrh.g private detect Ivt-s to look upon the
ramifications of the traffic In cities In the
northwest, the south and the middle west.
Women were retained women prominent in
social work so that r.o suspicion should
he attached to their testimony. All were
amply supplied with mon-y. They scat
tered, one going tq Juneau, Alaska, others
to Seattle. Oenver, 8t. Paul. Omaha, Kan
City Portland, Spokane. Cincinnati,
St. Louis. Louisville. Pittsburg. Chicago
and elkeaher. These workers wre not
scattered Into each town simultaneously.
Home of them visited several of the cities
Of the Investigators, two of the women
gre from Smith and fUdcllffa colleges and
seAtral come from Harvard and Yale unl
vjrltles. After Mr. P.ockefeller had offered $25,000
lo Mayor liayror to assist the police In -investigations
he was led to believe that bet
ter result a could be shown If the police
werr not diawn Into I he affair.
Held t nder Heavy Hall.
The two men and the neijreK-s who were
arrester! late merduy In the first public
chapter of the T. hlte slavery ep;t were
ansigned today before Magistrate preen
In the Tombs court And each held for trial
. In the sum of $15,000 hail. Those arraigned
i wert P ile Moore, a negress of Ms West
I'tity-firat street; Alexander Anderson, a
iC'ontRiued on Third Page )
County Charitable Institutions Used
as Experiment Stations. So Great
is State's Prosperity.
MANHATTAN, Kan.. May 1. -Prosperity i
has been so good 111 Kansas that poor
houses have lx-i-n abandoned as charitable
Institutions and converted into experiment
stations to add lo the wealth of the
lAst year many of the farms were leased
to individuals or were tilled by the su
perintendents and paid assistants. When
the state legislature learned that the farms
were 'nut fulfilling their original purpose
a bill was enacted allowing the State Agri
cultural college to take over the land and
conduct experiments lit farming for the
benefit of the counties. The experiment
stations are to rrplac, In a masure, the
bulletins Issued by the college.
P. K. Crabtree and O. C. Wheeler, pro
fessors at the -c ollege, .spend their time
after March 1 tjivellng over the state, di
recting their employes, who have, charge
of the work af the stations.
Kvery month the farmers, are Invited to
attend meetings at the prosperity farms
ami Inspect the progress of the crops.
These gatherings have developed Into so
cial affairs. The women attend, prepare
dinner and discuss fashions. The college
probably will send domestic science lec
turers to speak at the meetings.
Prince Tsai Tao
Grateful to Nation
Chinese Member of Royal Family
Expresses Thanks for
WASHINGTON, May 1. -Prince Tsal Tao
of China, brother of the prince regent,
was the guest at dinner last night of the
Chinese minister, Chang Yin Tan, the
dinner being followed by a reception at
tended by hundreds of men in official and
diplomatic life. At midnight Prince Tsai
Tao and his suite left for New Y'ork.
Prince Tsal Tao. through an Interpreter,
gave the assembled diners his message of
gratification for the treatment he had re
ceived in the I'nited States.
"1 feel." he said, "that I cannot leave
the capital of this great country without
expressing my grateful thanks for the
splendid hospitality which I have received
from the government and people o the
United States. Ever since 1 stepped on
American soil at' Honolulu the w hole coun
try has thrown open Its doors to me and
to the members of my suite and nothing
has been left undone for our comfort and
enjoyment as well as for the furtherance
of the mission which has brought us to
My only regret Is that the time allotted
for my stay In this country permits me to
obtain a mere bllmpse of the vast re
sources. But that glimpse Is sufficient to
produce a permanent fmpresslon of What
t have seen. 1 am not unmindful of the
fact that the honors and courtesies which
have been showered upon me are Intended
for me as a member of the imperial family
of China and as the representative of the
Chinese nation. On behalf of the govern
ment and the people of China I sincerely
thunk the government and people of the
NEBRASKA IN PARTS GETS
- GOOD SOAKING RAIN
Western Seel Inn Urtm Fine Wettlun
and Moisture Kstenris to
OGA LLALA, Neb., May 1. (Special Tele
gram.) Another good rain In Keith county
fell today. There was a steady fall for
twenty hours and It was raining late to
night. Corn planting is in full swing.
Small grain never looked better at this
Telegraph offices In Omaha last night
reported soaking rain from Norfolk to the
Black Hills and rain or snow north of the
Hills. At Pallas. S. t)., there was rain,
with high wind. It was raining at Louis
ville, Neb., at midnight.
BRYAN ON SOUTH AMERICA
Will Address Palimpsest t'lalt In
Omaha Thursday at the
The next meeting and dlntler of the Pal
impsest club will be held at the Omaha
club Thursday, May S. William Jennings
Kryan will be the guest of honor and has
accepted an Invitation to deliver an ad
dress upon South America, based upon his
recent visit thiough that country.
Bucket Shops Hard Hit by
Raid Upon Stock Exchange
NEW YORK. May l.-lfpcclal Tele
gram.) The ConsolldateJ Stock exchange
of this city was found to be In connection
with an elaborate system of telegraph
wires, over which stock quotations alleged
to have been stolen from the New York
Stock exchange have been supplied to
bucket shops alf over the country. This
discovery v as made by special agents -f
the Iiepartment of Justice In simultaneous
raids on three alleged bucket shops' wire
service, two In Broad street, this city and
the other in Jersey City. The men arrested
III these raids ate: Frank Maler of the
firm of Morris & Maler, No. 44 Broad
street, Manhattan and Joseph Becker of
the firm of T. Marrln, Consolidated ri
change with offices at "6 Montgomery
street. Jersey City. Maler resides In Brook
lyn and Becker In Wakefield, N. Y. Each
was held in heavy ball on the charge of
having conspired with alleged bucket shops
to violate the laws of the United Stales
by conducting bogus stock brokerage of
fices In the Iitrict of Columbia.
The Mew Y'ork Stock exchange, it Is also
charged Is to blame for not exercising
reasonable care in protecting its quota
tions. The sensational revelations due to these
raids will. It Is believed, affect the day to
day contract between the New York Stock
exciiunge and tho Gold and Stuck Ticker
company, which supplies quotations to
brokers' offices all vver the L'niwd States,
Philanthropists of United States to
Urge People to Return to
HAD LEY CALLS THEM TO MEET
Organization Will See to it that
Homes Are Provided.
SOUTHERN STATES TO BE FIELD
Texas, Missouri and Alabama Scene
COLONIES ON MODEL FARMS
risen One Will Include Central
Farm, Presided Over by Ex
pert Who Will Oversee
S-'T. LOUIS, May 1. !a nation-wide "back
to the farm" movement, to be sponsored
by philanthropists of the t'nlted Staies,
will be inaugurated In ,th. city May B, at
a preliminary meeting of interested parties
called by Governor Herbert S. Hadby.
Governor Huldley has long bJen an
ardent advocate of a return of city dwellers
to the farm and for mouths has been work
ing out the detal's of a plan which he be
lieves will solve the high cost of living
problem and at the same time bring about
n. ore scientific farming.
He proposes to organize the National
Farm Homes association with the philan
thropists of the country as stockholders to
furnish farms, equipments and instruction
for worthy applicants who are seeking to
escape from the cities.
Addresses will be made at the preliminary
inectM.K by Secretary of Ag-ulture Wil
son, illam J Bryan, Jacob Rils, 11. F.
Yoakum. Lyman Ahbolt, Jane Addams,
Joseph. W. Folk. Governor Hadley, Immi
gration Commissioner J. H. Curran and
A committeeman from each state will be
ntn-ed at the meeting, and a call will be
lst.eu for a final meeting at which the
association will be formally organised.
Governor Hadley's plan is made up of the
best features of similar Ideas In use In
Kuiope. with minor addition by himself,
it is proposed to Incorporate the associa
tion, for 11,000,000, the stock to be divided
Into 1,000 shares of $1,000 each. These shares,
It Is expected, will pay dividends which
either will be taken out by the stock
holders or added to the capital.
Colonies on Model Fnrtns.
It Is then proposed to locate colonies on
model farms In Texas, Missouri, Alabama
and otrer states wbero land Is cheap and
tertCo. Kach farmer wiii bo alloted forty
acres; a home will be erected for him, and
fences, utensils and live stock furnished.
Thirt:two of Uiesa forty iacre farms will
constitute a colony.
Each colony also will Include a central
farm, presided over by art expert agricul
turist, who will oversee the work on the
farms, the proper rotation of crops, etc.
Tenants will be given ample time to pay
for their farms, and their profits have
been figured out by Governor Hadley as
averaging $3,500 a year.
Each colony will have a school, where
scientific farming will be taught In addi
tion to the usual curriculum. Entertain
ments will be provided for the colonists
so that farm life will lose the. monotony
that In Governor Hadley's opinion is now
largely responsible for the rush to the
Each group of thirty-two farms will cost,
complete. It Is figured. $;0.000, thus allowing
twenty colonics, or eMO farms on the orig
inal Investment. The number of farms is
constantly to increase as the tenants pay
off their Indebtedness. Applications for
farms will be passed upon by a committee
appointed for that purpose.
Governor Hadley lecently purchased a
farm and Is erecting a log cabin, where he
and his family will spend the summer.
Country llonia Horned.
BOONE, la., May 1. (Special Tele
gram) Bert Richards' big country home
was completely destroyed by fire last night.
It caught by a spark from a chimney.
The members of the family were not
awakened by the roaring of the flames
until their beds were on fire. All of them
escaped, but saved nothing but night
clothes. There was no Insurance.
Webster Drainage Ditch.
FORT 1OLm1E, la., May 1. (Special
Telegram.) Recommendations and plans
for the biggest drainage district in Web
ler county were submitted today and work
will soon begin to cost 180,000. and cover
22,000 acres, reclaming 8.000 acres of
slough, which is now the Mecca of hunters
and fishers. The work will also greatly
benefit the good roads effort.
subject to approval of New Y'ork exchange.
Tho most important leature of all in the
eyes of the men from the Department of
Justice waa tht baring of the secrtt hid
den for almost forty years of the so-called
"Marrln wire." This Is the line through
which all the big bucket shop centers from
New England across the continent as far
as Omaha have been atrved for years
with fast wires that enabled them to ob
tain (testations from the New Y'ork exchange-from
five to fifteen minutes ahead
of the ordinary ticker on which their cus
tomers relied. By tills advantage In time
the bucket shop keeper was able to make
"every speculation" a sure thing so far as
he was concerned.
The three offices raided are alleged to he
the headquarters of this elaborate wire
syktem and the sum total of the raids is
that almost every bucket shop In the
I'nUed Statts has been put cut of bulnes.
The Consolidate d exchange in this city
will be able to obtain the New York .Stock
exchange quotations as usual Monday, be
cause It Is understood It has made arrange
ments to have the prlcts repeated back
from Montreal, to whl-h city they are
flatbed to subscribers to the CSold and
Stock company's service. The great
clianup .Saturday, which 1s declared to have
been tht most deadly blow ever aimed at
the bucket shop business In this country,
was the second step in the crusade against
bucket shops upon which the Department
of Justice recently embarked.
g JpPv W-j" ft
From the Philadelphia Press.
FIGHT FOR LOW FARE LAW
Nebraska Attorney General Leaves
for St. Panltto Engage in Suit.
OKLAHOMA cSE IS IN JSSUE
Jo dare llook'n Bsltng on Two-Cent
rswrsger Bate There Sought lo
Be Reversed Affects
(From a Staff Correspondent. 1
LINCOLN. May 1.
General Thompson has gone to St. Paul,
where he appears with the attorneys gen
eral of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri
In the circuit court of appeals In an effort
to liavo dissolved a temporary Injunction
secured by the railroads nf (ii. ini...,
against the enforcement of the rate laws
or that state. Mr. Thompson has prepared
a brief on the subject of the division of
the revenue of the comnanv between ntntn
and Inter-state business, that question being
involved In the Nebraska suits. In a state
ment he says of the case:
"On May 2 the Oklahoma rate ca-ses come
up for hearing In the clrcu't court of np
pfals at St. Paul. The Judgmtnt sought to
be reversed by the state of Oklahoma Is
the decision of Judge Hook of the circuit
court, who found that the 2-rent n.nra
fares established by the constitution of
Oklahoma and the reductions for carriage
of freight In the State of Oklahoma muH
by the corporation commission were con
fiscatory. In each of these cses .lurtce
Hook granted a temporary Injunction. Ap
peals were taken from the order granting
Cost of Intra-State Bnslness.
"The decision that the rates were con
fiscatory was brought about by the use
of the revenue method of apportionment of
expenses between state and Inter-state
business and tho assumption that It cot
from two to eight times as much to do
the intra-state business as to do the Inter
state business, respectively, In proportion
to the revenue received on account of the
one and the other.
"The attorney general of this state and
the attorneys general of tl e states of Mis
souri and Arkansas are equally Interested
In this decision, and each has prepared a
brief in opposition to the revenue method
and will appear with the attorney general
of the state of Oklahoma at St. Paul for
the purpose of endeavoring to prevent tho
circuit court of appeals from approving this
method of apportioning expenses md of
falling Into ther errors prejudicial to the
(Continued on Second Page.t
You will find an
interesting batch of
all sorts of things.
Everything frorp a lost stick
)in to a 'aousaii(l jhtph of
Homes for all.
Jobs for all.
Places to borrow.
IMaees to buy.
Bargains of every description.
The Hee's want section furnishes
reading for a half hour pleasant
reading and profitable.
( ill Iouglas 23S, when you are
in a! hurry.
Samuel Z. Batten
Lincoln Minister Accepts Place in Des
Moines College as Biblical
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LlNl-'OIN. May 1. (Special.) Uev. Sam
uel Zane Batten and his family will leave.
Lincoln June 15 to assume charge of the
department of Biblical literature and social
science at the Dcs Moines college, a position
he accepted some days ago. Or. Batten la
one of the he-t known ministers, not only
In Lincoln, but In the state, and during his
six years' residence here ho has taken an
active part in the political afafirs of the
city and state. He came to Lincoln from
New Jersey, reaching the city at a time
when there had been several attempts made
In vain to drive the saloons out of the city,
stop gambling and violations of law. Dr.
Batten perfected one of the best organiza
tions of the kind that ever worked In this
city, and he, more than any other man, Is
responsible for the fight put up by the pro
hibitionists In Lincoln during the last cam
paign. While many In Lincoln opposed In-. Fat
ten, his sincerity was never questioned here
publicly, and his friends believe he hated
hypocracy as much as he did the other
things he fought. In his sermons ho fre
quently said he respected the gambler and
the saloon keeper, the men whose business
he fought, more than he did the faker and
lr. Batten will do mucH outside work in
his new field. While here he was pastor
of tho First Baptist church.
OMAHA TRAIN . IN COLLISION
Illinois Onlral Passenger lilts
Freight In (hlcawo, lujurliifc
CHICAGO, May I. -Charles H. I'easar,
conductor of Kond Lu I .ac. Wis., and C. II.
Rogers, brakemau, of the same city, were
injured, the former seriously, when Illinois
Central passenger train No. 2 from Oniaha
crashed into a caboose in the Illinois Cen
tial yards of the freight where Peasar and
Rogers were sitting. .Some of the passen
gers of the Omaha train were thrown from
their scats but no serious Injuries were
How Big is
What Some PeopU
l lT.iiK. V. liunnii'licr. 3S20 Chicago
i:..- Gillian W mvard. Kill V :'.tn
l.Vl.nw W. II. Haumsnn, 1.M1 S. i;,th
1--M Mrs. M. K. l'lillllps, Norway
H.7.V. W. J. Fuller. Alliance
1.1H,2I W. V. Krll. y, lis S. llnh
ISO, TXT Cecil Cumniliirs. lt,.l CIoihI
lt.Ml Mrs. J. II. Andeison, l!rol;.-n Bow
l'KV'i'K Klizabcth Kobcrtson. Ill N. Dst
' 'Tu.l.'i? Mildred Hoag, ;! N. :tHth
1-!'.x0 (1. M. Ilan.-v. .!' lioyd
iS.fif) W. M. Wood, South Omaha
1 H'-.M- lohn Kchroeder. 41'2 S. Istli
17.i.0ii0 Henry Killings. North liatte
"i.f'TS C. I'. Iayton. Yolk
M. tT.'i Vera King. Soul h Omaha
il-W'-oo t harhs Gnchnng, L'7:' I Blond i
i'W.117 T. O. Fliison. I'.I'J N. :i'.th
i I" -M,1 Margaret MeOov, 1 74 J (h o- gia
I W- Hugh Black. Cook
I HS.'iHl Hymlo Milder. 1H7 liavenport
1W "4 .Mrs. F. F. Kleba. 4il Ho.1i:e
H7.lv"-' Ilenrv A. Chrislensi ti. HVJ K Msl
IW-i-tl Thomas Gli-nn. West I'oltu
I H '.. 4ol Helen Ashhv. 2w J-iatl
l'!1,4s7 w. S. Weston, liartington
127.IU2 Mary K. (iallagher. ai4 N. M
I l-"2.4) C. A. Kcotl, S. O.
I VM.3VA Evelyn IMeronnet, 22ill Maple
''!-'. '" A. K. Batten, 20U1 Ukk
"1.441 C. 1'. Williams, K.IK N. If.
I V-2.S40 T. .1. O'Connor, 221i Willis
127. 4K1 M. K. Helms. Columbus
IM.1fi...Mrs. William Freiierlcksen. Millard
t-'-M.'.T Charles 4. Ziminer, Kit S. 24
l4.if" Clara I'eteisoii. u-iai S. 9
14MJ7 Itssie Sto.lffer, S. O.
178,iiO Morse I'aliner. 411 S. 40
1.4 3:1" I-:. It l'el'-rsoii. H.Vi Miami
Uk!.707 Thomas Crosslcy, "Tui Welist.-r
147. 3C1 John liiinann, 2,".l:i Wirt
14-U.t; J. o. BhillHpl, SU0 California
The Censui Man
LORIMER ISSUES STATEMENT
Accused Illinois Senator Declares
White Blackmailer. '
SAYS HE WAS APPROACHED
Believes Man Either t'rasy or with
Some Other - Motive nnd De
clares Charges 1'nlrne
Others Drawn In.
CHICAGO, May 1. Senator Lorlmer has
Issued the followln statement In connection
with tho White bribery confession:
"The White statement is absolutely false
from start to finish. It Is a, lie on the face
of It. What Is the matter with White is be
yond me. What Is the matter with the
people behind him the Chicago Tribune Is
easier to tell. They are trying to wreck
the financial Institutions which I am known
to be Bt;irtlng. It Is an old game with
these people. For twenty years the Tribune
has imagined that it could ruin me, not only
personally and politically, but In every en
terprise) with which 1 have been connected.
How well It has succeeded anybody In Chi
cago today may judge for himself.
"As to White, I never had any but casual
meetings with him and as It happens, I
never saw him alone.
"In general, his story is so Impossible
that Its falsehood Is apparent at a glance.
Anybody who was In Hpringfleld during
the senatorial contest, or Is at all famil
iar with Springfield affairs, would know
In a minute that It could not be true.
Such fanustu things don't happen.
"1? you ask mo why White tells this
story, I can't tell you. Some time ago, In
Washington, I got a letter from him say
ing that he was going to write a story
of his life In the legislature. He suld
that he had written 30,000 words, for
which he had an offer of J2.B0 a word.
As that would mean $75,000, I concluded
that the man was crazy.
Senator Says Ularkmall,
' "My secretary suggested that the letter
was a blackmail letter, but 1 did not be
lieve It at the time. Now I can see It
more clearly. But I just sent White u
reply to the effect that I was glad he
was doing so well.
"I might say here that a little before I
received this letter I had been told that
Whlto was very poor and needed work and
(Continued on Second Bags.)
Think About It
1 17, M.
Bert C. Miner, 2.V1O Piatt
Mrs. Frieda Davis. Council Bluffs
Bert Thomas, Blattsinouih
I. 1". Klltlns, 2212 N. Klih
Henry Murray, 1116 N. tsth
..Mrs. Nora Alexander, 44 Franklin
;;",",""V.'W- Y- "'"Kg. Loyai
Malzle Clarkson, 2i0H Sherman
W. 1.. Gerke. 3240 Harney
....II. J. Grove, Kensoii
Joe Nled, Minden
.. ..........C. '. IIohs, I'axton
,.Mrs. li. H. Maynard. !",xi Spuildlng
L. H. Moore. Grand island
C. J. Chiistensen, St. I'aul
T. ft. Walter. Nebraska Cttj
N. hisco. 2724 N. K'th
I..scph Burner, I. 11
H B. Hill, I'nlversltv place
Mrs. Glenn ('arisen, 7tr2 f'tiiton
N. B. Kuan. 2-110 1 locator
G. S. Brnswa. "230 Burl
W. M H'.an, Geneva
Mrs J. W. Splrk. Nelicl,
I Barker. fi.!j s, 7,1,
i'oiiald McVanri, 112 N. 31
T. H. Good. Fairmont
. B. Kdwards, M2 N 21
;; Jack Hoefer, Figln
Henry klrachbaum. 1044 Georgia
Mark M. Nehle, 2762 S 10
VV Barr, 21o2 Haraloga
G. Wright. Nebraska City
K. K. Bradley. Nebraska City
Willi Brown, Big Horlne-
l- A. Wright. New York
:::--.K- ' 'arter. Columbus
..W. B. Hllbert, Grand island
L. L. Darr, Basin. Wyo
Mathiasen. Sua Kama in
Lulu Norgard, 371S Leavenworth
K-jhi-rt Martin, 2h2b Oecatur
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Is Counting Now.
HAS SEW START
Agitation Taken Up Anew by Com.
mittee on Postoffices, and
Hope it Revived.
BILL MAY GO TO HOUSE SOON
Opinion Expressed that Action Will
Be Taken This Session.
ARMAMENT FOR CUBAN GUARDS
Equipment Sought in Preparing;
Troops for Possible Hostility.
CONSULAR REPORTS ARE MISSED
lnre Publication Has tensed Com
plaints Have tome- to secretary
Naglc by Those Who Want
(From a fiaff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. May 1. -(Special. -! hir
ing the Insurgent fight against Speaker
Cannon, Bcpresentatlve Hamilton Fish of
New York announced emphatically that his
objections to the then existing order of
things In the capltol was due to his In
ability to secure action by the committee on
postoffices upon his bill to creai a parcels
post In the t'nlted States.
It does seem hard that It should be pos
sible to ship a ten-pound package from San
Francisco to Italy and back from Home to
New York City for less money than wo-.il.l
be expended for shipping the satno package
direct from San Frnnolsco to New York.
The limit of packages mailable In the
I'nltrd States today is four pounds, while
the agreements that have been negotiated
between this country and a number of for
eign governments permit packages three
times as heavy to be sent through the
malls from points hi the I'nited States to
point:, in Kurope, and vice versa.
The committee on postoffices has at last
taken up the subject of domestic pf.reels
post and. In spite of the opposition rf many
hundreds of small storekeepers throughout
the rural districts, who fear the big mall
order houses, and of the more potential an
tagonism of the express companies. It seems
to be the general opinion that before many
months have elapsed that tho parcels-post
bill will he reported and passed. In tha
house at least, even If It does not meet with,
the approval of the senate at this session.
Arms for t'nhnn Gnard.
A representative of the government of
Cuba Is In Washington to negotiate for the
purchase of groat quantities of small arms
for the armament of tho rtural Guard of
Cuba, il being understood that this guard
will ho available for aid to the United
states In the event of hostility between this
republic and some other nation.
A few years ago. the ordnajic derinrt
nient of the army prepared a. circular In
which was set forth the bargains offered
by the United States In the way of arms
and accoutrements, which were offered
cheap for cash. Ther,; Were hundreds of
thousands of rifles, sabers, carbines, pis
tols, swords, bayonets and such warlike
Implements, all classified and described in
a circular In which the government offered
them at a price that ought to have at
tracted every revolutionary leader In Cen
tral and South America.
A newspaper correspondent got hold of
this list, whloh, by the way, was publlo
property, and wrote an article which was
copied Into the boiler-plate and patent In
side newspapers, with the feRiilt that the
ordnance office of the army was absolutely
swamped with orders running from a saber
or bayonet up to many hundreds of Imple
ments of war, and the chief of the division
who had charge of that correspondence was
so wroth at the result of this unsolicited ad
vertising that tho correspondent who wrots
the original story was afraid to enter that
Irascible old gentlemen's room during the
remainder of his active service In the War
Since that time practically nil this Junk
has been sold to a dealer In New York
City, whose stock would be great enough
to supply every Spanish-American from the
southern Mexico litie to Trrra del' Fuego
with all the murderous weapons that might
be required for a hundred years.
Surprise for Visitors.
Visitors to Washington Invariably not
with surprise the line of demarkatlon on
the Washington monument, which shows
where the original structure stopped nearly
a half centurj and where the new struc
ture began under General Casey some
thirty odd Jfars ago. The Washington
monument fund originally a voluntary con
tribution proposition, is said to have
formed the atart of seveisl Comfortable
fortunes in the Gooihciowh section of tha
national capital. Anyway there was a
big- scandal connected with the handling
of that fund and this scandal was not
country-wide, but world-wide. The Wash
ington inoiiununt as It existed up until 1S75
was the stuck Joke of the cartoonist of
London, Paris, Berlin and Vienna, but at
last the fcdoial government took hold of
the shaft and . completed It to the satis
faction of evoyone and to the elimination
of all ticandal.
Now comes a story to the effect that
years ago there was collected !n this city
many thoUMinds uf dollars fur a Lincoln
memorial. The money was paid to a com
mission, of which the late Fluncls li.
Spinner was treasurer. Home how or
other the gieal a a of partiotisiu,
which started this fund receded and no
thing Iihh ever b. en heard of the Lincoln
memorial until within the last few days,
when It was discover! d that there la some
thlnK nk tl..'ii4) tlu-3 to thH fund from inter
est 01. Niiids nf the IHstiict of Colnmiiia.
In which the late treasurer of the I'nited
States invested a part cf the funds of
the association. AH of a suddMi an ef
fort Is to he mado'lu eongVesH to dlscovsr
what became of tue conti Ihutlous niao?
by the people some thirty odd years ago,
tin.) the only thing thut is known, ap
parently, is that I no Lite Clark Mills
wss paid a considerable mm for design
ing a statue, which was never erected
and tne plans fur v. hi.ii st em to havs
t onaulnr Iteports Missed.
From all over l.ia l':ilied Mates com
plaints are pouting into W a t.ilnm n ovrr
the action of Secntaiy Nagle, In ordering
tiie stoppage of tin J.i.hll.-alhm of the
Consular report. For several years now
the Bureau of Mannfartm-! h of the )
pirtrmrit of Commeiv; and '.'ib..r h:.s jnb
llthed dally Information from AuierWan
consulates throughout the world, whloli
.are of particular Int.ircU to lomnieuial
I I'nited Htates. Toe .u ti'-i l.ir points uf
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