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VOL. XXXLX-NO. 290.
OMAIIA, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 23, 1D10-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Illinois Senator Will Make a Speech
on the Floor of the
IS FORTIFIED WITH DOCUMENTS
Proposes to Give Version of the Legis
DENEEFS NAME CALLED IN DEAL
Legislators Who Confessed to Accept
ing Bribes Mast Talk.
LINK AND BECKEMEYER ALSO
He nor ted that Atlornrr for Brown
ia About Ready Make a
A'ew Move Very
CHICAGO. May 22. When Senator Lorl
iner leave for Washington he will tik with
him a speech already written, fortified with
documents and affidavit, which, If It 1
delivered according to program from the
senate floor, will probnhly become a cam
paign text book for the biggest factional
fight every waged among the republicans
It la said to be written In vitriolic
vein, and to answer the charges that Mr.
Lorlmer'r senate seat was paid for, with
counter chargea little leas sensational.
The history of Representative Charles A.
White's confession, from the time It was
written until It was finally disposed of,
after being refused by several prospec
tive purchasers, will form a big part of
the speech. White's letters to Mr. Lorl
mer. telling him that ST5.000 had been
offered for the confession probably will
be given. The whole bribery exposure
will be termed a political conspiracy,
with the object of "getting Mr, Lorlmer."
Governor Deueen's name Is said t-
flguro prominently In the speech. The
senator's friends say he will deliver the
speech If ha Is allowed to do so by his
friends In tha senate, with whom he will
consult la Washington. lie will be guided
ly the advice ha receives.
Sonnloi Lorlmer, It Is understood, will
demand that Governor Deneen, State At
torney Wayman and others prominent In
tho Inquiry. Including the three legis
lators who confessed to accepting bribes
ti cte fo him Charles A. White. H.
J. C. Ifckemeyer and Michael S. L.ink
be summoned to Washington to oe ques
tioned. In his speech he will charge that he Is
tha victim of a gigantic political conspiracy.
( Points In tha Speech.
There will ha points that it is understood
he will make in his defense:
, That In tha firs place he never would
have become a candidate for the senate had
tt rtuCbcsn for thaiim-iir-"" frotu Uov
Thit the White story was extensively
peddled throughout the state and turned
down by certain people, but at length taken
up by avowed bitter political enemies.
. That Whke'a record will not tstand In
' veatlgatlon. ,
That the publication of the story was
timed to come when he was about to open
two banks banks which would come into
competition wHh financial Interests opposed
That tha alleged confessions of Link and
Beckemeyer are not nearly as sweeping as
have been lnllmated and that they were
forced under duress.
That unprecedented political pressure was
brought to bear to make out a case against
him. . .
That in fact he never spent a cent in the
That certain persons, fearing prosecution
on other matters, went farther than the
line of truth In accusing him so as to pro
The' details, if the senator follows the
line laid down by his advisers, will be ex
tremely sensational and will bear on the
manner In which the Link and Bockemcyer
"confessions" were obtained. In this fea
ture high executive officials will be brought
Into the case.
Looking; for Indictments.
v State's Attorney Burke of Sangamon
County pressed his grand Jury Inquiry vig
orously and true bills were said to be cer
tain. The Indictments, It was known, were
being prepared by State's Attorney Burke.
It was thought possible, however, that the
indictments would be held back by the
jury and not returned In court until some
time next week with still other true bills.
Counsel for Lee O'Neill Browne, demo
cratic' minority leader, accused of bribery.
are ready to make u move which friends
of Browne predict will halt his trial
abruptly next Tuesday. A mass of In
formation has been obtained by a small
army of private detectlvis employed by the
defense. The detectives nave invaded every
county. In the state and have traveled to
oiatant parts of the country. Evidence
they obtained Is said to reflect on one of
tha Important witnesses for tne state.
State's Attorney Wayman announced that
he was ready for the fray and expected to
send more than one man to prison, saying:
"We have our evidence well In hand and
will aee whether any witnesses were sub-
Jected to sweat box tacllca or coerced Into
confessing that they were paid 11,000 each
to vote for Senator Lorlmer.
"All tho secrets of the 'Jack pot' In the
state legislature will also be presented to
the court and Insofar as this office Is In
possession of evidence,"
Mr. Wayman said he did not expect to
call more than six witnesses for the state.
OLD DEMOCRATIC DONKEY IN
SLACK WIRE OF DISCONTENT
this Is Statement ot Representative
lloait-11 of Illinois When ,
Mprakla on Tariff.
WASHINGTON. May 22. -From tho
forum in front of the speaker's rostrum
In the house, Kepresentatice Boutell of
Illinois, a member of the ways and means
committee, yesterday delivered a speech In
which ha defended and described the ef
fecti of tha Aldrlch-Payne tariff law "from
tha standpoint of the ultimate consumer,
as he said.
"ins poor uiu democratic donkey" was
pictured by Mr. Boutsll as "walking the
alack rope of discontent, trying to flop
V iia ear1 toward tha producer with promise
fit Increased prices, and the other par to
thu m raumer with assurance ot low
a . r
ar iirua . - . . . -r- x a
of the Catholic
Clergy Next Fall
Congress in Montreal Expected to
Bring Together Churchmen from
All Over the Country.
MONTREAL. Canada, May 22. (.Special
Telogram.) One of the griatest Roman
Catholic gatherings ever held In North
America will take place here In September,
when the twenty-first International Kuchar
Istic congress convenes. Cardinal Gibbons
has accepted the Invitation of Archbishop
rruchesl of Montreal to participate and
prominent Catholic prelates from many
sections of the world will foregather In
rpn lius X has appointed Cardinal Vln-
' ' Vannutelll to represent the Vatican.
''; Vrancls Bourne, D. D., archbishop of
. - 'nster, will represent tho English
' k t v, and the duke of Norfolk will
'field! representative of the lalety
e Britain. Among the American
e -ci "Ij. wlio wilt attend are Areh
bi JM1; New York; Archbishop Glen
ncm t , 'n; Archbishop Ryan, rhlla-
delpv Y -i ishop Moeller, Cincinnati:
Archv hofc, wnd. St. Paul; Archbishop
Keane, tju , la., and Archbishop
Klorda. 1 SaK-'Praneiseo.
Cardlr, Glbbons will preach the sermon
of the congress in the church of Notre
Dame, one of the largest and oldest
Crtlhollc edifices on the north American
Cardinal Vannutelll will arrive In Mon
treal several days before the opening of
the congress. Tuesday evening, September
8, he will be officially received by Cardinal
Gibbons, Archbishop Pruchesl of Montreal
and the members of the American and
Canadian hlerachles, in St. James' cathe
dral. Aviation Meet
to Be Held in
Omaha in July
Proposition of the Omaha Aero Club
is Accepted by Kepresentative
of Glenn H. Curtiss.
Omaha Is to have a big aviation meet and
the probable dates will be July 9 to 14.
The Omaha Aero club has made a defi
nite proposition to H. W. Sutton, represent
ative of Glenn H. Curtiss, and Mr. Sutton
has accepted all the terms except the dates,
and on a counter proposition suggests the
above mentioned dates. ...
Colonel Glassford of Fort Omaha, presi
dent of the club, says that these' dates
probably will be. acceptable to tha olub, as
it is understood they are the only ones
available for the early summer.
Mr. Sutton agrees to have at least three
aviators, at the meet and flights will be
Lmade.eviyi jJayThcjivlfllora probably will
inciuae, besides Mr. curtiss, Charles F.
Wlllard and J. C. Mara,
The Omaha Aero club is to tiotd a meet
ing Tuesday morning, at which time the
proposition .will be definitely accepted and
arrangements will also be made for grounds
for holding the meet.
The alt-ships are to be aeroplanes, and not
Moon to Go Into
Will Begin to Enter Shadow at 9:46
and Will be in Total Eclipse
at 11:09. ..
The moon will go Into total eclipse to
night, and at an hour when all who care
to may view the sight
Father Rlggs of Crelghton observatory,
says the eclipse Is to begin at 9:46. At
11:09 the moon will be In total eclipse, and
will so remain until 12:00, when the orb
will begin to emerge. At 1:22 the moon
will be out of the shadow again.
The Crelghton astronomer did not expect
to get a view of HaUey'a comet lost night,
the conditions being unfavorable.
Wild Mad House Ravings
Or Real Deep Down Truth?
ASYLUM. Neb., May. 1910 To tho
Editor of The Bee: The bughouse is get
ting no better fast. The democrats cut the
wages of female attendants to 118 per
month and male attendants to $22, and
now the place Is run by the lowest type
of bums who can't work" any place else.
The asylum Is so short-handed that the
patients cannot get out for an airing, on
the lawn more that half the time.
Previous to the last election the employes
were compelled to pay Into the democratic
campaign fund from $2 to $6 each, accord
ing to the amount of wagea received. The
girls had to pay, too. This never happened
In Dr. Hayes or Dr. Greene's time.
Dr. Woodward ia trying to run the place
Mr. Baker's people pay $25 for a special
attendant. Tha drug clerk takes Mr.
Baker out walking for about half an hour
every forenoon. See?
Governor Johnston's people pay for a
special attendant, and Governor Johnston
gets about as much special attendance as
one of the milch cows.
Mrs. Brown, of Lincoln, pays for special
attention for her son. If Grant Brown
goes, home for dinner on Sunday any old
bum "specials" htm home. When Mrs.
Drown comes out here to visit her son any
old bum Is at Grant Brown's heels, and
that la all tha special attention Grant
Frank Griffon la another patient who
gets special attention. Well, the milch
oow will fit in here, too. The Grlffens live
In Omaha, in the neighborhood of Twenty
fourth and St Mary's avenue. Mia father
haa something to do with tha mail serv
ice on tha Union Pacific Mrs. Grlffen
waa here last week and found out that
Frank waa short on special attention, and
she and Dr. Woodward had a little time
about It out on eenter.
That makes four specie 1 attendants for
male ward No. $. Tha ward Is run by
three attendants sometimes only two.
There la a special attendant on ward No.
ON ANXIOUS SEAT
Congressmen with Election Contests
Apprehensive Over Late
IMPORTANT BILLS ARE PENDING
Postal Savings Bank, Statehood and
Railroad Bills Still Up.
FIGHT OVER SUNDRY CIVIL BILL
Warfare Over Appropriation Wages
Longer than Was Anticipated.
WESTERNERS HAVE COMPLAINT
( hnraje Made that Postal Havings
Measure Is "Rankers' mil" and
that Would Deplte West
WASHINGTON. May 22-Shtvers have
been chasing themselves up and won the
spinal columns of members who must face
serious contests In their states or dis
tricts, if they come back to tho next con
gress, ever since John D wight, republican
whip of the house, Issued his prediction
that the session would not adjourn before
The contest In tho house over the S230,
000 appropriation contained In the sundry
civil bill to extend the scope of the tariff
board has waged much more stubbornly
than had been anticipated. The democrats
have opposed the Item on the ground that
the results of the Investigations by the
board should be reported direct to congress
li stead of to the president.
The sundry civil bill has been used as a
vehicle to convey more campaign speeches
under government frank throughout the
country than any other measure that has
been before congress at the present ses
sion. It has been used about equally by
Postal Savings annk.
The postal savings bank bill, which has
been reported from the committee of. post
offices and post roads, Is ready for the re
publican caucus, which will ' be held
Wednesday night. Practically all the re
publicans of the house Blgned the call. It
Is not likely, therefore, that the division
over the bill will be along regular and
insurgent 'lines. It Is more likely to be be
tween eastern and western members.
The caucus will take the form of a com
mittee of the whole majority membership
of the house and it is probable that many
changes' from the form in which It was re
ported will be made In the bill. Some
members believe that In order that there
shall 'be a free discussion . of the measure
the caucua may have to be extended over
several nights, but Chairman Weeks of
the postofflce committee believes that one
night will be sufficient.
Maliy western - rnmt)ejts believe ,tie 7V4
per cent of deposits which the bill as re
ported would require to be kept In tha local
banks Is too small, and that the provision
Of the bill Which passed the senate would
be more effective to keep deposits in the
communltlea where collected.
Charlie of Westerners.
- The westerners charge that the bill as
drafted is a "bankers bill" and that under
fts operations their communities might be
depleted of money and that it would be
taken to New York and other money cen
When the caucus has agreed upon a bill
which it has reason to believe It can put
through the house the majority party prob
ably will endeavor to bring in a rule with
a view to passing the bill without amend
ment. The democratic members and all
of the insurgent republicans are expected
to resist such- a rule on the ground that
they are opposed to "legislating In secret'
as they characterise, the caucus method.
After reposing on the senate calendar
for many weeks the statehood bill suddenly
has been called to take an active part In
bringing the opposing factions together
on the railroad bill.' Regular republicans
concede they need democratic votea to pass
the administration measure in a, form sat'
jsiaciory 10 i-resiaem i an. mere are
many of the contested measure of the bill
(Continued on Second Page.)
3. I do not know of any more.
Over on the female aide there Is a special
on Nos. 1. 2, 6, and 6, that I know of. The
charge for special attention ' is $25 per
Having the friends of patients pay for
special attention that they do not get Is
barefaced robbery. 'You may find another
name for it
Last Sunday a bunch of Dr. Woodward's
cheap bums got drunk and created one of
the most disgraceful scenes witnessed
about the asylum for years. Dr. Wood
ward fired three or four of them, and some
more will go when he can find cheap bums
to take thctr places. '
A bughouse bum Is a bughouse bum be
cause If he or she were any good they
would not 'be a bughouse bum. The bug
house bum Is a, system of trampdom that
tho state of Nebraska should put up the
From October 21 to February 23. the green
house furnished Mrs. Woodward with 702
roses and 6.205 carnatluns. As none of
these flower got to the wards or were
much In evidence, where did they go?
During February tha chicken house fur
nished 117 dozen fresh eggs to the matron.
As no eggs go to the ward dining rooms,
and as they were eating cold Btorage eggs
In the attendants' dining room at this
time, how about the eggs?
I think the greenhouse and the chicken
yard are run largely for the benefit of the
officers down at the state capital, the of
ficers of the bughouse and ' possibly the
The wagea of the outside night watch
man were ct .down this spring and the
result waa fjve night watchmen In about
sixty days, ,witn the further, result of
trouble In the chicken yard, rose house
ruined and 7O0 rose bushes ready for the
brush heap new stock too.
If the management of the bughouse now
Is democratic simplicity for Christ's sake
let us have some republican cussednesa.
(Writer's signature withheld.)
i'rom the Chicago Post.
BRYAN PLEDGES FALL SHORT
Promises for Initiative and Referen
dum May Lack Required Number.
GOVERNOR KEPT IN IGNORANCE
Shallenberger Hears No Word He-
gardlnar Commoner's Efforts ao .
t Nothing: la Done About
. Snerlat Session.
' ' :..
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, May 22. (Special.) Although
no official announcement haa yet come from
the Commoner office, it is the belief around
tha office of the governor' that Mr. Bryan
will not be. able to 'secure the written
pledgea of three-f tfTSs t-h members of
tha legislature that they will Hrote- for the
initiative and referendum at a special ses
sion of tha - legislature, so, 'therefore, no
preparations are , being made for the Issu
ance of tha special session proclamation.
Mr. Bryan has not yet Informed the gov
ernor how he Is getting along with the
pledges , and the letters of the members of
the legislature have not yet been filed' with
the. chief executive. In the meantime, how
ever, the belief Is growing among the
friends of the governor that Mr. Bryan is
becoming . more friendly to his candidacy
This spirit of friendliness. It Is said, dates
from the holding of the democratic banquet
at Tecumseh, when the governor carried off
the honors of the occasion In so far as the
applause Is concerned, over his approval
of the 8 o'clock closing bill. That action
was received with more generous approval,
according to those who attended, than was
Mr. Bryan's county option. Since then, it
Is said, Mr. Bryan In his talks never falls
to speak approvingly of the action of the
governor In signing that measure.
Friends of the governor take this en
dorsement of the executive to mean that
Mr. Bryan will not put out a candidate In
opposition to him, though all admit they
do not know the future Intentions of the
presidential candidate. All they do know
for sure Is that Charles W. Bryan haa full
charge at this time of Mr. Bryan's future
political action In Nebraska. He has full
authority to announce his brother as a can
didate for the senate or keep his name out
of the race, Just as It suits him.
Tfot Informed ot Bereavement.
Dr. George L. Miller, who is In the Bailey
eanltorlum, has not been appraised of the
death of Mrs. Miller. Dr. Bailey said Dr.
Miller was getting nlong as well this week
as usual, but that he thought It not wise
to mention to him the death of his wife, as
It might cause him to become worse, and
as his condition Is not good ,the result
might be very serious.
His Time for Editor.
All the time the State Press association
Is In Lincoln there will be something doing.
Monday night the association is Invited to
the Lyric theater to see the "Boya of Com
pany B;" Tuesday night supper will be
served the editors at the state farm and on
Wednesday night v bmmercjal club will
entertain at a the Lincoln hotel.
All of vhi , l08el'Ylon to the regular
"plcnlo waa h
atlnn, and to the
jUsands of acres fl wh,ch thfl C(m
(Oon'.'.irc.'"."; Second Page.)
Turn to them
If you want a servant they will
bring one to your door.
If you want a position they will
find one for you.
If you have something to sell
they will sell it for you. ,
If you have loBt something they
will find it for you.
If you have found something they
will be .the first to tell you who
If you can't como down
town to the office, call Doug
las 238. A cheerful staff will
write the ad for you and see
that it gets proper classifica
tion. Everybody j i
.JLlSkl Bee .Want Ads.
Clara Morris is
at Death's Door
Specialists in Attendance Upon
Actress Fear She May at Any
Time Pass . Away. .
NEW YORK, . May 21 (Speoial Tele
gram.) Knowing that she Is upon her
deathbd and can live but a few weeks
at most, Clara Morris, the once . famous
actress, haa been . constantly pleading' for
one last "visit" with Mollle Revel, the
soubrette who sang and danced In her
companlca for. ten... years, .. and... whose
whereabouts have not been known for
montha. At a last report,' F. C. Harriott,
the husband of Mtns Morris., inserted a
personal advertisement in the papers to
day. ' ,
"It we coud ony find her , and bring
her to my wife's bedside, I am sure it
would prolong her life," said Mr. , Har
riott, "but I am afraid that even the
"personal' cannot reach ' Miss Revel in
time . so that Mrs. Harriott can see
he. My wife's eyesight Is fating rap
Idly and there Is no hope of saving It. It
It pathetic, now that It is her dearest
wish to see her actress friend while sight
Dr. Belcher said today that Miss Mor
ris'' general conditions continue about
the same. Numeous specialists are in at
tendance, but they fear that she may
pass away any time.
Severe Electrical Storms Demolish
' Homes and Tear Sown Telegraph
and Telephone Wires.
OKLAHOMA CITY. OkT., May 22.
Severe electrical dlsturbancea heavy
rains and damaging hailstorms were re
ported from over the largest part of
southern and southeastern Oklahoma last
night Telegraph and telephone wires are
down In many places. High waters are
threatening regions along the Arkansas,
Washita, Canadian, Blue and Little riv
ers. Tha severest storms are in the
vicinities of Hugo, Durant, Colbert and
other town oa tho Red river.
On the field left barren Friday by
tornadoes that swept away the town of
McCarty, twenty-five demolished farm
houses were found today. A Wynffewood
physlglan reported today that he nad
dressed the wounds of eight Injured near
Mccarty. Some of them had their
clothes blown off. None were seriously
injured. Two houses were wrecked at
Pool I. The town of Marysvllle remained
Young Rockefeller Takes Up
Task of Purifying New York
NEW YORK, May 21 -The task of purg-.
lng the city of New York which
John V. Rockefeller, Jr., haa taken upon
his shoulders is one which has taxed and
discouraged reformers of variety for a
great many years. The net results of Mr.
Rockefeller's labor is as follows:
Belle Moore, a convicted white slave
dealor, Is In Jail awaiting sentence next
week. Two others, charged with being
white slave .dealers, ere under indictment.
Six hotels of shady reputation have fallen
under police ban and Mayor Gaynor will
ask that their licenses be revoked.
And Mr. Rockefeller declares that he has
not yet begun to fight. Already his ex
penditures are estimated to be about $30,000
In his crusade against vice In New York.
He has gone after crime with business like
methods. Setting aside a sum of t&O.OOO.
which will be replaced with another $."i0.000.
and many other sums of the same slse If
needed, ha employed private agents to In
vestigate conditions and report everything
found to District Attorney Whitman, 'Then
Mr. Rockefeller called upon the district at
torney in person, and followed this with a
call upon Mayor Gaynor. He told both of
them that he was anxious, as a good cltl
sen, to use his wealth and influence to
stamp out tha vice which bad been shown
to axUrt XT
OMAHA BOOSTERS BOOSTED
Trade Excursionists Are Royally En
tertained at Hot Springs.
ALL JUMP INTO THE WATER
Members f Party Enjoy the Plaune
and Bathlua; Snlts Work Over
time It esu It of Trip
HOT SPRINGS, 8. D., May 22.-(8peclal
Telegram.) "Boost the Boosters," Is the
sclgn which greeted the Omaha trade ex
cursionists on their arrival In Hot Springs,
an dslhce they Came to the little city they
havabeen boosted and 'entertained In. a
way -which, atarts them out' on the balance
of the ' trip feeling like work or fight.
Every store window had some welcome
sign out and the Evans hotel, a high elec
tric sign flashing out, "Boost the Boost
ers," In colored lights.
From the moment the train pulled In,
the party' has been busy som members
visiting every bath house in the city. The
plunge was the favorite and long before
the place closed, every bathing suit had
been used several times. Captain H. E.
Palmer; of Omaha, met the party "at Hot
Springs and Sunday morning, gave a recep
tion in the battle Mountain sanitarium,
followed by a bund concert In the after
noon, by George Green's' band, as well as
the sanitarium and. The entire party
visited the institution which Captain
Palmer has done much to organize and
maintain. Others went to Wind cave and
took horse back rides In the hills.
Railroad Men Arrive.
S. F. Miller, general freight and passen
ger agent and George West, of the North
western, Joined the party here and will
continue with them until Omaha is reached
Every member of the party is enthusi
astic over the results of the trip already
visible. J. DeForest Richardson, cashier
of the! Omaha National bank, says, "From
a banker's standpoint, we are satisfied
the Omahas will reap the best of results,
increased trade aa well as an Increase In
shipping to the Omaha market. Closer re
lations with tho 'financial institutions of
Omaha have been established with the
country banks. The trip has also been a
revelation to us and from a better appreci
ation of the resources of the country
through wMch we have passed we shall
be able to transact a larger business In
a much more satisfactory way."
A. C. Smith and T. L. Davis left the
party here for Omaha.
' - New Church at Sheridan.
SHERIDAN, Wyo., May 22.-Bpeclal.)-The
Presbyterians will build a new church
In this city. Rev. Dr. Long, the pastor,
Is now' having architectural plans drawn.
The building will cost $12,000.
Mr. Rockefeller waa so horrified with ih
revelations mada before the special grand
Jury of which he was foreman that he Is
aetermined to consummate his alms. Being
very earnest young man with a innir.
jaw ana plenty of money, he Is making
It hotter now for the tenderloin d wall An
than any other crusader who ever at-
leuipiea to purge New York.
. The arrest of kaouers of Raines law hni.i.
In the tenderloin waa a direct result of the
hearings of the special Rockefeller r,,i
Jury. . Among the numberl
nets or women and girls who were rounded
up as witnesses, many made statements
concerning the hotels in question.
Mr. Rockefeller waa not content then to
allow this material to go to waste. Ii
prompted him In his desire to cleanse Nen
York. He Is reticent about the work h
Is doing. He will not even admit that h
is trying to reform New York h in.
lng out the stains ot .vicious hotels and
"I am doing Just what any good cltl
eu uusiii io ao, ana ir i nappen to have
more money that Is my goods fortune, for
It means I can do more work with It,'
says the scion of - ths house of R.wi,
feller, and the son of the world's richest
General Assembly of the Church
Receives Resolutions, Which
MUCH INDIGNATION IS EXPRESSED
Governor Gillett is Called Upon to
APPEALED TO TO STOP CONTEST
Whole Matter May Yet Com Before
ANOTHER MATTER OF INTEREST
Three Young; Preachers of -Tow
York Must Appear and Answer
to the (barge of
. - i
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.. May 2--lf tho
propped prlao' fight between Jeffrie and
Johnson Is held In San Francisco on
July 4, It will be over tho solemn protests
not only of the Presbyterian, but of tha
ihurches of the whole country. This Is the
consensus of the great gatnerlng of Pres
byterians from every section of the coun
try In attendance here at the general as
sembly of that powerful religious body.
Much lmllgnotion la expressed at tho at
titude of Governor Oiilelt of California In
calling this fight a "boxing match," and
therefore not a violation of the law against
"If tho newsnaners ar m h
declared one of the commissioners, "If this
....i...g s not a prise fight, then there Is
no such thing as a prize fight. To call It
a boxing match Is a puerile and obvious
subterfuge, unworthy oi a law abiding
man. Why, these men tell how they expect
to knock each other out; tho newspaper
accounts tell of their training and specu
late how long either of them will last, and
how they will batter and beat each other.
Fortnnea Stuked on Kesalt.
"A fortune Is at stake on this affair and
we are treated to the deadly doings of thesa
bruisers. It is a disgrace to our civilisation
and should not be permitted.
A resolution calling on Governor Qlllett
of California to prevent the. fight waa In
troduce by Rey. F. L. Fo?bea of Seattle.
ash and was referred to the committee
on bills and overtures. The resolution
Governor James M. Gillett. Sacramenta.
tai.. itit utjoi, worQ , jOOK1 t0 you
thredeem your state, the Pacific coast and
thi whole United States from tha disgrace
the approacning figiu between. Jetfrla and
Johnspu will asten upea you and the state
you leprohent as' wti g tha country o:
ahlch you are a part f ' ,.
Mrtue, decency and patriotism demand
at ou suve your atuta n,i ..
sacred birthday from tho filth, the vui
nariiy an(1 tne bl.ulalUy of an nlBm0w
usui on me fourth of July.
-- m uukuwun fnu
nobility of the youtn ut the land appeal
'uu lo "iop mis contest. The law Is in
our hands and the nublln t i.m,. i, -
right to expect you to execute It."
To Be Taken to Taft.
Members of the assemblv aih .,. .u.
,.u , o o ill u
proposed fight will attempt to have the
i uuu.iumea to President Taft, with
request foi federal interfernn i
lng the fight on the Fourth of July when
thi matter comes up on Monday.
Rev. J. Willis Baer of riif,i
sen ted a report received from the Federa-
L'uo 01 6ttn Francisco, In which was
an opinion from Nathan Newby, a Cali
fornia lawyer, to the effect that present
-.llUi,u ,aws would warrant police or
itate officers stopping the fight.
This about exDressns th i ,,
The prize fight, however, is not. the only
thing which interests tha general assembly
There Is likely to be a lively time next
week over the heresy charges brought by
."."uiu, tu me Mew York Presbytery
against three young preachers, one of them
a brother of Rev. Hugh Black of the Union
Theological seminary, who n
- ' ' IH-C.IOCH
to preach, although it Is claimed they failed
w UUK"UB me or tha fundamental
principles of the Presbyterian faith. The
iimiier iiu Deen reierred to the Judlcllal
committee and it Is saM ri t
1 ...v, fc v n
able to keep it quiet. Opinion, however ia
t t ,LI. ...11, 1 ... '
mm una win ue resented by the strictly
orthodox element and there la likely to
be a lengthy fight over it. Another fight
is brewing against Rev. W. n tik..
stated clerk of the general assembly. It
It claimed in some quarters that he is too
much of a "Dooh-bah." and If i. ...
-- o iiui UQ-
feated for re-election his powers will be'
The general assembly crotiahlv ,m
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In session all next week.
SOUTHER I'HEnllVTlCHIASS ACT
Decide on Patting Cbnrrh Affaire on
LEWISBURG, W. Va., May tJ.-After
two days of argument the general assembly
of the Southern Presbyterian church today
agreed upon a thorough reorganisation of
the church work, designed to put It on a
business basis. The recommendation of the
special committee on co-ordination was
adopted with slight amendments. The
great changes are grouped under three
heads, tha consolidation of executive com
mittees oi boaids, the conversion of the
standing committee on systematic benevo
lence Into a permanent committee with en
larged powers and a new system of gather
ing funds for assembly work.
Hereafter the executive committees will
be those on foreign minions, home missions,
ministerial education and relief and publi
cation and Sabbath rchools. The com
mittees on colored work and On schools
and colleges were dlHsolved and put under
home missions and ministerial educutlou
and relief, respectively.
In regard to collection, tha churches are
urged to adopt tha so-called budget sys
tem. Until that Is dune, the churche
will take up only eight collections a yeai
for assembly work, Instead of nineteen.
Park Heaervolr Klnlsned.
SHERIDAN, Wyo., May n.-(Hpwlal.)-Tha
large park reservoir, covering 2iH
acres and with an average depth of twenty-two
feet In about completed. This ha
been built by provate capital, for the pur
pose of storing flood waters of Big Goose
creek, and supplying the same for irriga
tion purposes. Tha reservoir will irrigate
about To M acres.
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