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Vol XXXIX XO. '274.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MOHXINll, MAY 4, lOlO-TWELVE PACKS.
SIXOLE COPY TWO CENTS.
POISONS FOUND Bryan's Daughter
IN SWOPK'S HODY Bride of British
Warships Boom Welcome to Roose
velt as He Travels from Copen
hagen to Helsingoer.
IN KAILKOAD HILL
Section Seven Intended to Legalize
Traffic Agreements Stricken
in Liiiuuc nnu, iyanmc XiViueni in
liver and Stomach of Victim,
Mrs. Ruth Leavitt and Lieutenant
Reginald Owen Harrier at Bryan
Home at Fairview.
:hrisman also affected
BANDS PLAY AMERICAN AIRS
TWO AMENDMENTS PENDING
?igns of Drug Also Present in Body
of Colonel's Nephew.
iPSULES CONTAINED POISON
Medicine Alleged to Have "i
Thrown Away by Hyde, Deadly
DR. VAUGHN ON THE
Notid Toxicologic from Ann
Trlla of Flndlua and Also
Bring Into Conrt Sample
P ) of Droit.
KANSAS CITV. May X.-Vr. Victor C.
Vau-hn. the lexicologist of Tnn Arbor,
Mica., and regarded by the statu as Itn
moat important witnesH In the Syde murder
trial, began his testimony late today.
Scinches for poison made by hh.i alone,
ni.d also with th aid of Dr. Walter 8.
Unities of Chicago, said Dr. Vaughn, had
I'crulted In the discovery of the following;
Twenty-six thirty-thirds of a grain of
sliyihtilne In the entire liver of Colonel
Thomas Jt. Swope. Signs of cyanide In
the stomach. A tra-e of the strychnine, n
llu- ckldncy. A suggestion, but no positive
pi oof of (cyanide In the stomach of Chrls
idhii Swope. Strychnine in the contents of
the stomach of Mlsa Margaret Swope.
Cyanide In capsules aald to have been
thrown Into a street by Dr. B. C. Hyde
the night he who expelled from the Swope
residence Inst December 18.
Qauae of on i olslons.
In reply to hypothetical Questions regard
Vt.g the convulsons suffered by Colonel
Thomna II., Chrismnn and Margaret
Bmpr. Dr. Vaughn ald, In his opinion,
tl.cy had ben caused by the. administra
tion of some convulsive poison. Cyanide
or strychnine would produce such symp
toms, said the mitness.
While 011 the. stand Dr. Vaughn produced
)hat was purported to be strychn-lne taken
from the liver of Colonel Swope. There
was probably a two hundred and fiftieth
of a grain of the drug In the case, aald the
expert. One-half a grain, he .testified,
would kill a peerson.
Mr, 11 allies aald strychnine taken from
the stomach of Colonel Swope was not pure.
It would have been Impossible, admitted
the witness, for him to have, separated the
foreign matter and retained any of the
; drug. Mr. Walsh closed his examination at
Testimony Nearly Knded.
The Jtirv sliowed Its effects first ori'the
restlrNsneHH this afternoon. During a re
cess an appeal waa sent to the judge asking
that night sessions be held. 'Judge Iatha.w
said lie would make no decision' rogurdlng
tlm request until he aw how the stata
progresses with Its evidence. Tlie belief
Is that the prosecution will close Its direct
testimony by tomorrow night.
No sign that any row had taken place
during the day was given by attorneys
when court opened this afternoon. Mr.
Walsh resumed his cross-examination of
Dr. Haines. The attorney Immediately pro
duced one of the books Dr. Haines, aided
by a Dr. Peterson, wrote, and began to in
terrogate hi in about certain passages In It.
Mr. Walsh read a paragraph advising ex
perts that If possible those retained by both
the d fense and the prosecution should con
fer before a trial and thus arrange to get
their testimony in good shape.
"Did you write that?" asked Attorney
1 either wrote It or It was written by
I r. Peterson and I subscribed to it," replied
Shortly prior to the noon recess, in the
course of a legal argument. Mr. Conkling
made reference to the "stolen grand .Jury
Springing to his feet, Mr. Walsh pounded
- , table with hli fist and shouted:
. "Who stole the notes? They were lost
t'hrough the .blundering of the prosecutor's
"They were stolen," responded Mr. Conk
"I ask the court to reprimand the prose-
Utor for that remark." eald Mr. Walsh to
T The. court has no comment to nirike,"
said the judge.
"tVi'o stole the notes'.'" quelled Mr.
Walsh, turning to Mr. Conkiing.
The Jurois, who had followed tedious
medical testimony all morning, sat up In
"1 can't say,, but 1 know who retained
them and refused to give them up until the
court threatened to send his client to Jail,"
r.naweird the prosecutor.
Mr. Walsh began nn explanation of his
conduct, and the court stopped the verbal
Dr. Haines Continues Testimony.
Km elopes which contained the capsules
and tht cards upon which they were favl
ered wei offered In evidence. Stains upon
the paper were made by cyanide and
melted allow, testiried the witness. There
wa no possibility of the poison found
having tome from any constituent part of
the paper, raid Dr. Haines, who resumed
hia testimony when court opened. A small
fiasincnt of a capsule was also exhibited.
What la the odor of cyanide?" aked
Mi. I teed.
"That of bluer almonds," replied the
'I hie odor could be readily ascertained
on th hands after cyanide had been
handled, lestified the physician.
t'euihlng the nature of cyanide. Dr. j
Haines sad: I
"The poison limy ilU.tppear from a body I
In a few days i,r n.y remain for several .
nomths. li u a volatile poison." Embalm- j
fluid would burden the tissues and
ttnd tM prevent the escape of the poison. !
said the toxicolcgist. j
t luaniication of Hie cyanide would be
pi M eiued. In a meaaui e. if a body was
Xioien. salj the witness.
"What ait fatiil dosea of strychnine and
Cjanld.'?" queritd Mr. need.
1 "A third to a half grain of strychnine
and from three to five grains of cyanide,"
answered Dr. Hlt;es.
Attorney Walsh took the witness.
"What . do yon mean by a trace of
str chnlne?" asked Mr. Walsh.
"An amount so sniad that it cannot be
weighed," .replied the witness
FJither pif-lloiilng developed
iCtUllnued on Second Pau.)
From a Ptaff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. May ". - (Special. )-Knth
Kr)n Leavitt and Lieutenant Reginald
Althatn Owen, Wfr mari'l' at. Fairview
at 10.15 o'clock thlH morning In the pres
nce of only a very row relatives and
Miniate friend". Tlie happy couple left
t the afternoon for Jamaica, where the
1S, Vm has been located fop Koine time.
tf. ' Ksplsropal ceremony was performed
rf. he Itev. Frank Huntington of Crete
"i, 'ouple stood In the reception parlor.
in from an adjoining room, the
with Mr. Huntington and the bride
father. The bride carried a large
-t l.llllea of the Valley, the favo-
X1'?. ' of Mr. Bryan. The Mendelssohn
V 1? ' arch was played by Miss Marie
' narplst of Omaha, who during
th. --er mony played the "Angel Serenade,"
and later during the Informal reception
favorite selections of Mr. Hryan. llght re
freshments were served In the dtnlng room
after the wddlng.
The bride wore a white prlncesse gown
of lingerie trimmed in lace and the groom
wore a grey business suit.
The wedding was a most happy one, en
tirely informal and In the presence of a
company of the most congenial spirits. The
Bryan family; Mr. Kerger, the father-in-law
of W. J. Bryan, Jr., with Mrs. Bryan
and her Infant daughter; Mrs. Kvart of
Omaha, an intimate school girl friend of
the bride; Mrs. Tanner, the wife of the
president of the college, attend by Mrs.
Bryan, when in Jacksonville, 111., during
the days when she wua courted by the
distinguished Ntbra-nkau: Mrs. Raymond
of Lincoln and a few others.
The groom la a lieutenant of engineers of
the British army and for some time has
been stationed at. Kingston, Jamaica. He
met the girl of his hcat at Colorado
Springs last summer and pressed his suit
with such ardor that the won. Mr. Owtn
lias b,een at Fairview since Saturday and
the intimate friends of the Hryan family,
who met him unite in the opinion that
he Is worthy of the woman he has for
Mrs. Owen, )he bride. In the opinion of
her friends In Lincoln Is a worthy daugh
ter of her father. To them she has made
good In her own right. She has resided
In Lincoln since early childhood, graduated
from the Lincoln High school and later
attended the Nebraska State university.
In school and In play she has always
been a leader, of the young people with
whom she associated. During the last year,
Mrs. Owen has filled many lecture en
gagements, and while she-started out as
the daughter of Mr. Bryan, she soon be
came recognized on her own ax-count as a
moat glft'd woman and she was unable to
fJtl'theWlecturr nifhoient offered 'her.
In many towns Jn Nebraska last all she
lectured in the Interest of the university
extension and in practically every Instance
she was invited to fill a return engage
ment. ' '
Last winter the bride went to Gfrmany
to continue her studies and returned only
The Rev. Mr. Huntington, who performed
the ceremony, also married William J.
Bryan, jr., and Miss Berger last eummfr.
TOLEDO, May S. While Ruth Bryan was
being married at Lincoln today to Lieu
tenant Reginald Owen, her former husband,
W. H. Lavltt waa here, arranging for a
lecture to be given at the Young Men's
Christian association tonight oil "Value of
Mr, Leavitt declared he had given up his
first intention of going to Lincoln to stop
the wedding in order to gain possession
of his two children, but that he would im
mediately start' proceedings toward that
All Prices Offered at London Auction
Far Below Reserve Figures
LONDON, lay 3. Rubber speculators re
ceived something of a tliock at today's
fortnightly sales of raw material In minc
ing l.ane, when lot after lot was withdrawn
for lack of purchasers. The uaua! buyers
were present, but there was no competition
and the prices offered ranged from la to
Is 6d Uelow the reserve price of the sellers.
One or two parcels of the best smoked
sheet were allowed to go at lis 7d a pound.
Is 3d below the price realised at the last
auction, in order to encourage buyers, but
tho HUUionect'B weri unable U arouse the
It Is explained that buyers here are wait
ing further advices regarding the require
ineiila of American -manufacturers. The
slump in the price of raw material has j
given the rubber share market a further I
CITY ELECTIONJN ST. PAUL
Foil Municipal Ticket nelns. Chosen
In Minnesota Capital -Weaiurr
ST. PAri Minn.. May S For the
municipal election today the weather Is
clear. A fuM city ticket la to be elected.
Fit mavor, Henry O. Haas, democrat, and
Herbert P. Keller, republican, are the c.m-dlt'ates.
Can't Eat Your Candy and
Keep It; Class in Dilemma
When you were
a tiny tad
did ; you e
around to the corner store to buy "aome
fing nice for muvver" and com? back with
three stlcka of atrlped candy?
The candy waa soon eaten.' You enjoyed
It Immensely and "muvver" didn't mind
a bit. In fact she waa rather glad to s-e
you 'have your llttl fun and smll.-d a hit
behind your back about the Incident.
The Keillor class of the Omaha II gh
M'hool la about to repeat th performance
of th tad. cuandier Trimble, pi'r1eiit,
baa put th question brfore the tiaa:
lill th lias money be spent In yiir
National Music Rendered and Colors
of Denmark Are Dipped.
TAXES LEAVE FOR CHRISTIANIA
Former President Due in Norwegian
Capital this Morning.
SHAKESPEAREAN SCENE VISITED
Ftntnore, the Assotned Place of, Ac
tion for Tragedy of Hamlet,
Proves Interesting Atop
for Yankee Caret.
COPENHAGEN. ' May . 3. -Following a I
brief but enjoyable visit In Denmark Mr. j
Roosevelt and party will leave this even
ing for Chrlstianla. Today was given over
chiefly to a motor trip to Helsingoer.
where the Roosevelts were entertained at
luncheon on board the ScandlnaVian
Amerlean liner Queen Maud. Subsequently
the steamer carried the party back to
Copenhagen. ; f
The trip was the occasion "of an unusual
compliment to Mr. Roosevelt. The Danish
and Swedish government had ordered their
squadrons of warships to take positions
at Intervals along the Danish coast be
tween Helsingoer and Copenhagen and
wnen me wueen jviaun nie&mea past ivir. j
Roosevelt was accorded the honors usually
paid only to royalty.
I'lnr American Airs.
The flags on the warships were dipped,
the officers and men saluted and the bands
played American airs. Before sailing the
Roosev.elta had a splendid flew of the
Accompanied by several members of the
cabinet, American Minister Eagan and
other officials and friends, they motored
to the castle of Frederiksborg and visited
the National museum and then went on
to Helsingoer. where they were luncheon
guests of Vice Admiral de Richelieu on '
board the steamer Queen Maud. j
Following the luncheon Mr. Roosevelt j
was presented Informally with two loving I
cups by the steamship company. The lov- ;
ing cups are of Copenhagen ware, one I
bearing the Danish arms and the other
the American arms. A representative of
the Royal Porcelain works gave Mr. Roose
velt four placque. upon which were pic
tured several of the beasts of Africa.
" Joins Society.
The Danish-American society of Chicago
put Mr. Roosevelt dowu as a member, with
hlK - consent, of the development company
wmch la reclaiming lands In the' district
of Jutland for public purposes and pre
sented him with ten shares of non-dividend
The Roosevelts returned to 'Copenhagen
about 3 o'clock and were cheered by large
crowds. Going to the palace, Mr. Roose
velt devoted two hours to his correspon
dence. From Helsingoer the party visited Kl
slnore, the assumed scene of Shakespear-'s
Hamlet and where Copenhagen antiquar
ians say recent searches have established
that Shakespeare and his company of
actors actually performed the tragedy at
the castle. Colonel Roosevelt walked the
ramparts, where, according to the play,
the ghost appeared.
Supreme Court of District of Colum
bia Orders Charge Stricken
from the Records.
WASHINGTON. May 3.-eeretary Bal
linger received what might be called eie
vindication in the supreme court of the
District of Columbia today when a charge
that he had shirked his duty as secretary
of the Interior was ordered expunged from
In an Injunction proceeding in connection
with homestead claims on the Slleta Indian
reservation in Oregon the petition alleged
that because Mr. Halllnger, a a lawyer,
Had been counsel for some of the claim
ants, he refused to pass upon the case
when he came Into office and delegated
the work to his first assistant, France
Pierce, and had therefore refused to give
the benefit of his Judgment and had there
fore shirked his duty.
Secretary Halllnger denied the Imputa
tion, declaring that the cases had been
referred to Mr. Fierce in the regular course
of business as the latter had direct charge
of general land office affairs, and the
court struck out the charge.
May Cut Melon
NKW YORK. May 3 The Southern Pa
cific Is considering a plan for the disposal
cf its oil properties, it Is said today, and
the Nlislrlhiitlon of the proceeds through
stock to tdiareholders.
Tho value of the oil property of the
Southern Pacific Is frald to be approxi
a glorious burat of fun. the poppy like
Pleasure of a dance or shall the class buy
Home Immortality in the foim of bust or
picture to adorn the halls of the Institution
where four jeara have been sp-nt with
tuclid and Virgil?"
A meeting la to be held on Wednesday
to rra.ii a decision. If Indications und
probabilities are to be considered, th'' safe
odd are on the striped candy.
Lou;! It has been the custom for eaeh
departing clasa to leave behind a meinorl.il
gift i me school. It has been a cherished
precedent, cliennhid mainly. "Hie patty
exponents" y, hecaii t a. i and tvei)
suiLeeding class feared to bivak it.
From the New York Herald.
G. 0. P. LEADERS ARE COMING
Republican Club Dinner Will Have
AFFAIR IN NO WISE EXCLUSIVE
Kvery Republican Ullgllilc to Attend
If He Han Ilia Ticket In Time,
e President of Central
Acceptances of Invitation to attend the'
Central. Republican club banquet next
Monday evening at the Rome hotel Indi
cate that about all the' prominent leaders
of the party In the state will be In Omaha
on that day. (
Besides thirty members of the state com
mittee, the following men now in the public
eye will be present: Cnarles M. Aldrlch,
David City, candidate tea the gubernatorial
nomination, and Daniel ,T.- Killed of Gage
county, a probable camiiua.e. ' --
Charles o. Whedon wf'tJncotn, announced
candidate for the senatorial nomination.
Colonel William Hay ward, candidate for
congressional nomination In the First dis
trict, and Frank M. Currle, candidate In
the Sixth district.
Walter A. George of Broken Bow, can
didate for state treasurer, and Law. son U.
Brian, the pienent state treasurer, who Is
to make an address on a state out of
Addison Walt, candidate for becretary oi
All cf the republican state officers arc
expected to be here, and the committee
confidently expects that Former Governor
Sheldon will make It convenient to run up
to Nebraska from his Mississippi planta
tion for this banquet.
"The Central Republican club is to "e
congratulated on the scope it Is giving to
its program," said a business man who
applied for a ticket. "The educational value
of such a meeting Is to my mind as great
as any other element. With republicans of
all shades of opinion to listen to, and with
such a man as Governor Eberhart of Min
nesota to discuss the general issues, I
can seo where every man who attends will
get a good deal of benefit."
"The officers of the club again desire to
emphasize the fact that this is not an In
vitation affair in any sense," said President
Itydcr. "Our membership runs Into all w ilks
of life and we want every repuollcan to
feel free to attend If ho buys Ills ticket
In time. Over 200 tickets have already been
sold and the capacity of the banquet hall Is
350, which we expect to be fully taken by
next Saturday evening. We have made a
good many reservations already for people
outside of Omaha who want to attend and
shall try to accommodate everybody who
sends bis application In time."
Roverhor Eberhart will arrive in Omaha
next Monday morning and during the day
will be in the hand ot a reception commit
tee, which is now being selected. The cluh
already has tenders of enough automobiles
to give the visitors from outside of Omaha
a ride about the city, but. of course, the
ride will only be for those who arrive early
enough In the day to accompany Governor
j Eberhart on the slght-seelng trip, which
I will mart from Hotel Home at nn hour to
j be announced In tho Saturday evening and
j Sund iy morning papers. , This trip is
l planned because a great many of the ex
I pected visitors have not aeen Omaha in all
Its glory for several years and have little
conception of the great development made
along the lines of beauty in the lust five
ew Hank lit Pierre.
I PILRRK. S. !.. May 3. (Special.) Ai li-
clcs of incorporation have been filed for the
Farmers' Security bank of Peever. .with a
long string of Incorporatoi s. The officers
'of the new Institution are: President. F. I..
Hohuris; vice pre.-od'nt, Alfred Nelson;
cashier. .1. S. Hammond.
Begin the week
with a Want Ad
If you want a servant, get one
through The Bee.
If you want a Job, get it
through The Bee.
If you have anything to acll,
Boll It through The Bee.
If you have something you
wish to buy, buy It through The
If you want a house or a piece
of land, get them through The
If you are In a hurry call Doug
las Z'iH and you will find a cheer
ful staff ready to aerve you.
Something Coming to Mr. Bear.
Lot Cases Are
Trial of Governor of Oklahoma and
Associates is Postponed Until
Next Term of Court.
TFLSA, Okl., May 3.-The trial of Charles
N. Haskell, governor of Oklahoma, and five
other men in the Muskogee town lot cases
this afternoon was continued until the next
term of the federal court. The postpone
ment precludes any further hearing In the
case during the next five weeks.
More delay In the trial of Charles X.
Haskell, governor of Oklahoma, and five
other men in the Muskogee town lot casa
was' experienced today when the federal
court adjourned until afternoon to allow
Haskell ' attorney to prepare his argument
for a contniuHii"e.- , ......
Haskell asked for a continuance on the
ground that the government had denied
him access to documents In possession ot
,the liepattnient of the Interior. These
papers, he declared, would show that when
the Creek town lots were disposed of tn
VM. the government approved of the trans
action. Sylvester Rush, special attorney
general, argued that Governor Haskell and
bis co-defendants were attempting to bring
"They have asked the government for
hundreds of documents without knowing
what the papers contain," said Mr. Rush.
"These defendants are on a fishing expedi
tion in the hope that somewhere or some
how they will be able to get something
that will be of value to their defense."
It was declared that the Department of
the Interior had telegraphed ttiat all of the
papers asked for had been forwarded here.
NEW ENGLAND ROADS
WILL ADVANCE RATES
Annonnrpmriit that Pa r niter Tar
iff Will He Increased First
BOSTON. May 3. A movement to in
crease passenger rates on many ot the
railroads between the Mississippi river and
the Atlantic seabourd will become prac
tically . general In New England by June
1. Following the recent announcement of
an advance by the New York, New
Haven A Hartford rattioad the Boston &
Maine and Boston & Albany managements
today stated that they had decided to
raise rates because of the Increased cost
The raise on the Boston Albany will
average about 12 per cent and will take ef
fect on June 1.
The new schedules will be filed at once
with the railroad commission and also
with Mm Interstate Commerce commis
sion. DO IT
If the census enumerator ha not got your name, or those of friends,
fill out this coupon, cut it front The Re, fold It on the dotted line and drop It
in the nearest mall box with the address on the outplde. Postage and envelope
I are not necessary.
BRYAN MUST HIRE A HALL
Refused Permission to Speak in Ne
braska City Court House.
WEDNESDAY MEETING POSTPONED
Action of Otoe t onioulaalonera Pro
vokes IndlKnant Protest from
the Peerless Leader Will
Speak Next Week.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, May 3. iSpeclal Telegram. )
William J. Bryan has been refused per
mission to speak In the court house at
Nebraska City tomorrow night Aa a re
sult he will postpone his meeting in the
Otoe, county city until some time next
week, when he will Wre another hall. This
action on th part of (he county commis
sioners of Otoe county. Up., stirred op the
presidential.' candidate to a high degree
and from this time on the fight In the
intense, is a statement Issues by Mr. Bryan
ranks cf the demo .'ratio party will be most
this morning. '
"1 have Just been Informed by a Ne
braska City demoorat that the county com
missioners of Otoe county have refused to
allow me to speak In the court room to
morrow night on the Initiative and refer
endum. The reason given by my Informant
was that the people In that county arc
opposed to my position on that subject. 1
shall endeavor to arrange a meeting there
next week In another hall or out of doors.
In the meantime It Is worth while for the
people of Nebraska to Inquire what special
Interests there are In the Btate that arc
opposed to .the discussion of public ques
tions, as well as opposed to giving the peo
ple a chance to vote on public questions."
II. H. Hanks was here from Nebraska
City last, night and said the people of that
county apparently were opposed to Mr.
Bryan's plan, but he believed If the presi
dential candidate and Senator Buck met in
Joint debate that the audience would in
struct the senator to favor the extra ses
sion and jnltlatlve and referendum.
Mr. Hanks said Senator Buck had in
formed Mr. Bryan that If he was convinced
that his constituents favored the extra
session he would change his views and
vote for the initiative and referendum.
Ralroad Line Relocated.
PIERRE. H. l.. May X (Special.) The
Belle Fourche Valb-y Railway company has
filed with the secretary of state a plat of
change of location In their line east from
Belle Fourche. They cut out a loop, saving
several mlls. and In the change leave the
i government townsltes on sections 20 and 20,
township north, rsrge 6 east, about a mile
off their line as It Is located by the change.
nmahan Married n Cblraao.
CHICAGO, May 8. (Special Telegram.)
Mr. Otto l.arsen of Omaha and Miss I'mnia
Kalrby of Knoxvllla, Tenn., were granted
license to marry here today.
I'MTICD STATES CKXSUS.
of the Census,
Cummins and Elkins Withdraw Sub
stitutes and Provision is Killed.
POSITION OF THE REPUBLICANS
Each Faction Contends that it is
Standing on Platform.
SECTION TWELVE ALSO GOES OUT
Provision Authorising' Porches !
Stocks of Competing Llnra Meets
Kvrn ttolrker Death Com
ment br nolUver.
WASHINGTON. May J. Moves of a rad
leal character In connection with the rail
road Mil eventuated when the measure wai
taken up In the senate late this afternoon
Chairman Elklna of the interstate com
merce committee at orece announcsd thai
he would move to lay on th table tht
Cummlna amendment to the traffic agree
ment section. II coupled this alatemeiv
with the announcmnt that a majority of
the committee would then support as
amendment by Senator Clay to atrtka out
the w hole of section ".
Senator Cummins gained recognition an
withdrew his amendment.
A motion was then made by Senator Clay
to strike out the section.
Section 7, which occasioned all the trouble
never was perfected In the senate. Tha
Cummins and tha Klklns-Crawford provis
ions wens offered as complete aulwtitueet
for the section. Tha Cummins provision
would have legaUied traflc agreements,
but would have compelled th railroads to
procure the approval of the Interstate Com
merce commUM'lon be or making change of
The Elklns-Craw ford provision would
authorize the making of agreementa, hut
would not permit the railroads to enforcs
changes of rates without first obtaining
the approval of the commission.
Position of Inaoratenta.
The Inaufgente claimed that thia provis
ion would repeal the Sherman anti-trust
law so far as It applied to railroads and
would put an end to competition as to nataa.
Both factions contended their amendment
were in compliance with the republican, na
Senator Stone made a long political
speech, and then a vote was taken on Mr.
Clay'a motion. No request waa mad for
a roll call and section 7 waa struck out by
a viva vote vote In which thcr wr. n
Section 12 met even quicker- death. Sen
ator Nelson -made a motion killing this
section, which-would authorise railroads
to buy all tho stock of the Hnea In which
they already own 60 per cent of the stock.
With hardly a word of comment It waa or
dered eliminated. "
Debate waa then resumed In relation t
other features of the bill.
Comment by Dolllrer.
"The insurgents have reached tha re
spectable status of being treated as bel
ligerents," commented Mr. Dolllver, Just
prior to the convening of the Benate.
Not only Mr. Dolllver, but also other
Insurgent senators were of the opinion
that the senate proceedings today would
mark an epoch in the history of the rail
road bill. The Insurgents were divided lit
opinion a.s to the probable fate of tht
Cummins amendment. Some of them were
not so sure that it could he beaten by th
regulars, even with the assistance of thos
senators who had agreed to vote against
it with the understanding that the agree
ment provision would be withdrawn sub
sequently. They appeared hopeful of auo
eews and indicated their preference for th
regulation of traffic agreements by such
a provision. Discussing the program of th
regulars, Mr. Ilollls-er said:
"It Is like driving off the roof the man
who Is thatching It In order to burn th
house," he said.
"We would prefer to go and perfect th
"We are i-ertaliily getting on," continued
Mr. Dulllver. "Our war status Is recog
nized. We are to be dealt with and our
right to make treaties and to enter inta
alliances Is established,"
PRKHIDKT TAPT 1 TKH l.STED
Kirrolhr nead IXspatchra from
Washington nn Situation.
CINCINNATI,' O., May ."..-President Taf
rend with-keen Interest th dispatches from
Washington, dealing with the critical situ
ation in which the administration railroad
hill had beii placed. He had received
the news, he, said, however, over the Ul
phone from Washington.
The president Would make no comment
for publication regarding the attitude of
the Insurgents in the senate and house, to
ward the ni'asur.
Keveial times of late to those n ho havt
talked with him. It has seemed that th
president was about to make Some state
ment tegai ding Ihf situation In congress,
but he has refrained, evidently, in the hop
that matters would right themselves.
Mr. Taft is far from having lost all hopa
hut it Is bi lleved h Is discouraged by tli
lack of support from men who nominally
! belong to the party. As there sr-cnis to h
a l.iek or a forking majority In either
bianrli of congress the chances for Hit
various administration measures seem any
thing but bright,
Th praident explained today that h
was noi sufficiently acquainted with Hi
I talett let nils of the situation In Wahlug
ton to allow htm to comment on the tail
"Hut the morning papeis pulilUli an obit
uary of the bill," suggested una of his
"Many obituaries are premature," r
J loi ted the president.
K.lopeinrat at Una era.
ONAWA, la., May . (Special. -Vernl
lleriington and Ml Myrtle Hall, two wall
known young people of Onawa, falling to
gain the parental blesalng of the young
womau'a father and mother, eloped Satur
day evening and after driving to the coun
try were united In marriage at the honn
cf U. Arndt, the groom's employer. TUt
happy couple are now awaiting the for
gl.et.esa and usual parenial blessing upoa
iHcfialnna cf thin kind. They will maka
j their hum on a farm south of Iwwu.
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