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VOL. XI-XO. 2.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 20, 1910-SEVEN SECTIONS FORTY-EIGHT PAGES,
SENATOR GORE IS
OS ANOTHER LINE
Secures Adoption of Resolution to
Investigate Sale of Asphalt and
PROVISION MADE FOR DiaUIRY
Tells of Gigantic Swindles Being
Incubated in Oklahoma.
WOULD NET PROMOTERS MILLIONS
Insists Contracts with Indians Be In'
operative Until Congress Approves.
BRIBES AND BRIBERY MENTIONED
Former Mrmbrr of the I'pper House
and Once Resident f -liraskn
to n Impli
WASHINGTON. June 25. -The senate
today adapted the resolution Introduced by
Mr. G6re directing an Investigation Into
the sale of asphalt and coal lands. The
inquiry Is to be made by the senate com
mittee on Indian affairs and Is to deter
mine whether there Is any necessity for the
employment of private counsel or agents
In connection with lands belonging to the
ChoctHW end Chickasaw tribes and, If the
employment of such counsel la necessary,
whether a fee of 10 per cent la reasonable.
Senator Clore'a charges In connection with
Tndl.in affairs In Oklahoma are not con
fined to those made against Q. F. Mc
Murray, an Oklahoma lawyer.
' When the senator made his appearance
in the senate today he said In private
conversation that another attorney had
been making efforts to have about lO.OO)
negroes enrolled, which he aatd, would
net the promoters $25,000,000 or 130,.
000,000 If permitted to be perfected.
"Oh," eald the senator, "there are sev.
eral dens of wolves In that state. I hesi
tate to go into the matter as It ought
to be done, but some one ought to do
Me had not decided whether he would
bring the new charge to the attention
of the senata. .
While the senator was discussing the
matter, the conferees of the two houses
were engaged In discussing the Oklahoma
senator's amendment to the genera de
fenclency appropriation bill. Soon after
Benator Hale stated that the conferees
had acceded to Mr. Oore'a demand to In
sert a provision requiring that all' con
tracts should be approved by congress.
Provision Made Stronger.
"We have, made it even stronger than
Mr. Oore required," said Mr. Hale, "and
have put In a request that all contracts
with the Indians, either past or pres
ent or future, shall be Inoperative until
approved by congress. The provision
agreed upon by the conferees read as fol
lows: "That no contract or contracts hereto
fore or hereafter made, affecting the
tribal money and property of the said
Indian tribes shall be approved until
further action by congress." '
Benator Oore said that the provision
was entirely satisfactory to him.
Whether there will be an InvesTTgatlon
by congress of allegations made by Sen
ator Oore thut an effort had been made
to bribe him In connection with tho
claims of J. V.. McMurray for attorneys
fees undsr contracta McM'urray has with
the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations is
a question much discussed in both
branches of congress today.
Statns of Bribery CLarare.
Senator Oore waa asked whether he in
tended to follow up his allegations with
formal charges against the members of
the senate and house, whom he suspected
of having direct interest In the McMurray
contracts. x r
The Oklahoma senator replied that he
had presented the facts to the senate
and til at the responsibility for any
proceedings rested upon the senate.
On the other hand, congress leaders
seem to think that Mr. Oore should file
formal charges or bring a resolution de
manding un investigation. It was pointed
out that the Oklahoma senator had al
leged that a present member of the sen
ate and a present member of the house
were Interested In the McMurray claims,
but that he had not made puMlc the
names of the men. lie Involved aiso a
i former senator from Nebraska and a.
formed senator from Kansas as lobbyists
for McMurray. The names of tho men re
ferred to by Mr. Oore were well known
to his colleagues, but there Is no sugges
5 tlon that these men had performed serv
ices that would necessitate an invesil
Status of Proponed Inquiry.
The investigation, if one is to be had,
would deal with a direct attempt to In
fluence Mr. Uore and auch other members
of either house as had been'approached.
The general Impression seems to be
that the investigation cannot be denied
by tho senate If It Is demanded by Sen
ator Oore or by another member.
When Senator Uore wus Informed that
some of his colleagues looked to him
to begin proceedings, he said:
"I have given tho senate the Infor
mation in my possession und It remains
for the senate to act as it may see fit.
I shall do nothing more in the matter
than 1 have done. My object is to pro
tect the-Indians and that seems to have
The general deficiency bill, Including
the amended provision designed to sale
guard the Indiana against excessive con
tracts, was agreed to by both houses.
It Decides to Give Out Report as
Sonn as it is Ready and Ad
towns to September 5.
WASHINGTON. June IS. The Bellinger
Plnchot investigating committee met this
morning and adjourned to meet In Minne
apolis on September i, when an effort will
be made to agree on a report.
The report will be made public as soon
as agreed upon. This decision was reached
f i i.h n r . . I ami frM riittmiftalnn a m in w Ih.
members of the committee, both repub
I lieana and democrats. It was agreed tnat
I it would not be convenient for the mem-
a bers to assemble again before September,
N and Miteapolts waa decided on aa a meet-
( rlr.g place most acceptable. , ?
Roosevelt is Now
the Owner of One
of the Auto Cars
Former President Discovers that
Horses Are Too Slow and Finds a
Way to Burn Up the Miles.
OY8TER BAY. June K (Special Tele
gram.) Cltlxen Theodore Kootevelt, editor
and adviser at large, Is not allowing his
solitude to Interfere with his strenuosity.
He still firmly adheres to his determina
tion to refuse to talk with reporters here
and meets them all at the office of the
Outlook In New York.
Oyster Day Is again on the map in large
letters. Although It Is not so Important
officially as It used to be when Cltlsen
Koosevelt made It the summer capltol,
nevertheless It Is a lively place. Every day
delegations of distinguished visitors arrive
Jiere and depart towards Sagamore Hill
Colonel Koosevelt has shown that his lung
trip abroad did not alter his memory to
wards his old townsmen. He remembers
them all. He will probably assist In the
Fourth of July celebration here, although
it la expected he will visit President Tart
at Beverly, Mass., some time within a fort
night. He has accepted an invitation to
speak before the Hamilton club of Chicago,
The colonel has purchased a new autoino-
bllo and he takes advantage of the fine
turnpikes around Oyster Bay tu do some
Thd former president formerly scorned
automobiles and rode in them Infrequently,
preferring either horses or else to make his
Journeys afoot. He has changed his atti
tude toward the twentieth century luxury
and has been busy for several days testing
various cars. Needless to say, the auto
mobile firms outdid themselves in com
petlng for the colonel's trade. They con
sider It a great advertisement to have
Colonel Roosevelt use one of their cars.
The colonel has been making the selection
with an eye to speed and safety. He knows
how to operate an automobile and can burn
up the miles with the best of them. His
mall Is approximately 1,000 letters a day.
Colonel Koosevelt will attend the annual
meeting of the Colorado Live Stock asso
elation to be held at Denver on Septem
Colonel Koosevelt's acceptance of the in
vltatlon to attend the convention was ob
talned by Ulfford Plnchot. who expressed
hla gratification at the colonel's visit "to
the live stock men because of some dlf
ferences which had recently existed among
the Colorado cattlemen over the Koosevelt
conservation policies. These have all been
reconciled and a memorable time is prom
lsed the ex-president, the former chief for
For Lower Colorado
Congress Appropriates This Sum to Be
Used to Repair Break, to Be Used
at President's Discretion.
WASHINGTON, June 25 President
Taft today sent a special message to
congress urging the placing at his dls
posai or a suitable sum of money to
meet the exigency of the situation on
the lower Colorado, river which threatens
serious loss of life and property.
une senate Immediately adopted a Jttln
resolution appropriating Sl.000.000 for
protection ' against damage by that
The president's message, eald:
"I suggest the passage of a Joint reso
lution putting at my disposal a suitable
sum to meet this exigency. This Is tho
same locality in which a break occurred
in 1905 and was remedied by Mr. Harrl
man, acting on the request of my pre
decessor. It seems likely that immcdi
aie steps ougnt to be taken to prevent
great destruction of life and property.
"I suggest that the resolution author
tzlng the expenditure of. this money on
either side of the international boundary
and the president be authorized to secure
the permission of the Republic of Mex
The house also passed the approprin
This Amount Includes Continuing
Appropriations of Over Hun
WASHINGTON. June 25. Mora nan a
million dollars was appropriated at the
present aesslon of congress, if continu
ing appropriations are incorporated In
the totals of the general appropriation
Insofar aa these figures could be ob
tained, from measures which underwent
changes in the last hours of the ses
sion the total of the appropriation exclu
sive of continuing appropriations was
The amount of the continuing ap
propriations of the last fiscal year was
about 1180,000,000. It is safe to say
that It will not be less for the next fiscal
year, and the grand total therefore will
aggregate at least $1,054, 000,000.
The appropriation measures for tin
fiscal years 1909-10, exclusive of continu
ing appropriations, carried $883,918,115
while those of the fiscal year of 1908-09
Company with Nose Blisters
The further adventures of the pet canary
who flaw away. Rags, the dog who risked
his fluffy coated life for a sounding lead;
Jocko, the monkey who paid his own fine,
and the alligator that strayed, were aug
mented Saturday by the experience of
Nemo, the king ot the goldfish. Having
ventured forth on wings unskilled, the
canary fell into the hands of a strange
friend Saturday, and In response to a Bee
want ad. was taken home again.
Rags was rewarded with a fine copper
collar for his plunge of Thursday evening.
Jocko, the monk, really ought to be
ashamed of himself for this. Jocko went
out after paying hla fine to Police Ciurt
Clerk Mahoney and would you believe It
he got drunk. The case ot Jocko calls
for more than pasting notice. It was scan-Ualoua
UNCLE SAM GETS
IN FLYING GAME
Federal Representatives to Be Present
at the International Aviation
SIGNAL CORPS MEN TO BE ON HAND
Congress Likely to Be Asked to Appro
priate Money for Airships.
STATISTICS ARE TO BE COMPILED
Plan to Ask for Money at Last Session
GENERAL BELL FAVORS PROJECT
Axray Man Discusses the Aeroplane
and the Dirigible, Predicting
They Will Be Vsed In
BY RALPH M. WHITESIDE.
WASHINGTON, June 25. (Special Tele
gram.) The United States government will
have a half dozen representatives at tne
International aviation tournament which
will be held on Long Island in the fan.
Following tho tournament congress will be
asked to appropriate $1,000,000 to build and
equip an airship fleet
A more generous recognition of the aero
plane as a factor in war will be urged by
tho secretary of war. Secretary Dickinson
wll probably be present at the aviation
tournament, s will representatives ot me
signal corps, who will be delegated for
Officers of the signal corps have been
urging that the time Is ripe for the gov
ernment to take a hand in aeronautics.
For some time Uncle Sam has been dab
bling In aviation in a desultory way, but
the plan now Is to build and equip a fleet
of flyers Just as we have a fleet of ships
to guard our corsts. The original plan was
to ask congress for an appropriation
earlier, but on account o fthe stormy ses
sion thla project was deferred. Now sta
tistics will be compiled end a report of
the dolngH at the International tournament
in the autumn will be compiled and read
to congress to induce that body to take
Major General Franklin Bell, former chief
of staff of the United States army. Is dis
cussing the use of the aeroplane In war
Opinion by General Bell.
"Theaeroplane has the advantage over
the dirigible, although at he present time
the latter has advanced further in a scien
tific way. The dhiglble can carry more
weight, but it cannot run against a head
wind as can an aeroplane. The aeroplane
Is also the speedier. The whole science is
in such a state of development that only
experiments can work out a solution. How
ever, foreign countries have gone ahead
and in some instances have given impetus
to explorations in this field by offering
"I have no doubt that within terl years,
and probably within five, aeroplanes
will have been perfected capable of car
rying from three to five, persons, to
gether with several hundred pounds of
additional weight. By the time this
comes about ordinance for the destruc
tion of aircraft will have been invented.
Preventives, safety appliances and de
fensive means are the outgrowth of con
ditions that make them necessary. A.9
the aeroplane advances by various stages
so, also, will destructive agencies aimed
at' the. airship also advance with equal
Japan In the Race.
The signal corps officers are gathering
data which will be presented for the
consideration of congress. Japan, not to
be outdone, has tackled the aeroplane
problem with characteristic energy.
It is believed that $10,000,000 will be
appropriated by congress. This will
start a chain of appropriations, for
money must be spent every year, keeping
up the work once it is undertaken.
In New York the Aero Club of America
has already rented a tract of land two
miles square near Gardes City, L, I.,
where the great International meeting
will be held. A grandstand to hold 40,-
000 people will be built and a fence
fifteen feet high will be constructed
around tho field. The land Inside the en
closure will be rolled and sodded until
it U perfectly smooth. An elliptical
course six miles lit length will Co laid
out and Judges will be stationed around
this course. The way has been paved
for the bringing of foreign built ma
chines by foreign a lators. Through the
agreement entered into by Orvllle and
Wilbur Wright with the Aero club, these
machines may be brought in without fear
of subsequent litigation.
North Dakota Corporations.
PIERRE, 8. D.. June 25. (Special.)
Articles of Incorporation have been filed
for the Pukwana State bonk, with a capital
of $10,000. Incorporators, John Harts,
Chamberlain; c. u. Mills, Clinton, la.: S.
B. Scott, Clinton, la.; C. L. Rost, Pukwana,
Articles have been Med for the Mound
City Telephone company at Mound City
with a capital of $25,000. Incorporators,
uainea Falde. Mound City; H. O. Fenske,
Mound City; O. E. Brophy. Nels J. Amund
son, Glenham: The purpose of the com.
pany Is the construction of a telephone for
1 ,ocal lon distance service in the northern
j part or tne state.
Angered till his soul swelled within him
to the bursting point over tho action of
Judge Crawford in fining him for blockad
ing the street. Jocko left the police court
declaring be would leava tha iltv it
have been well if he had, for now, poor
jocko nasn t money enough left to lea
Jocko droDDd In at half A-,n ,
... - . i. (IIIITI
and drank everything In sight. He lost his
friend, Nick Sanilllo, and la forced to stay
over for a while.
The alligator Is still at large.
The goldfish suffered a scorching which
affords a new example of the sun's work.
Nemo had been lifting his nose out of the
water In hla Jar from time to time be
cause of the excessive heat and coming
under the focused rays ot the sun was
burned untU blisters are now on his red
-?r., vuww.t n.
' ' w CONSULTATION
- . .
RAIN W(PTn MANY MILLIONS
Nearly All of Nebraska Given a Good
Soaking Friday Night.
RAIN COMES WHEN IT IS NEEDED
Kallroad Reports Show Three Inches
at Grand Island and that the
Entire State West ot Fre
mont Is Wet.
Nebraska farmers were happy Saturday
because of the general rain which fell over
the entire western portton o the state
Friday night and Saturday morning. The
moisture covered . the entire state north
and south as far east as Havelock and was
quite heavy in many places. The average
downfall from Grand Island to North
Platte was three Inches, one of the heaviest
rains for years in this section of the
All of the railroads doing business In the
state show by their morning weather re
ports that the rain was general through
out the western part of the state, where it
was most needed. The farmers feel as
sured now of excellent crops and nave
ceased to worry about the weather. The
eastern rim of Nebraska is still dry, but
things are nqt In as bad shape as painted
by many and with the exception of the
pastures no crops are suffering from the
lack of rain. A rain, however, would be a
great blessing to the eastern farmers, but
the situation Is not critical without the
West to Cheyenne.
Union Pacific reports that the rain ex
tended as far weBt as Cheyenne, averag
ing from an inch to three Inches through
out the state, and about three inches from
Grand Island to North Platte, through the
heart of the rich corn district An Inch
of rain was reported at Grand Island at
S o'clock Saturday morning.
Burlington reports that moisture averag
ing from a .half to an Inch fell over the
entire McCook division and the Sterling di
vision showed light ruins. Rock Island re
ports a rain of two and an eighth Inches
at Lebanon, and two Inches of precipitation
at Athol. Havelock had light rains, being
the town farthest east In the stale, Reported
by the railroads to have had rain.
The Northwestern reports that there was
a good rain at Stockholm and west on the
Hastings line, while there were showers
at York. The average from Llnwood to
Dee amounted to about half an Inch. Light
rains were reported at Superior and on the
Lincoln line from Plainview to Verdell,
from Meadow Grove to Kwlng, from Oak
dule to Lindsay, and at Long Pine. Good
rains were reported from Verdell to Dallas,
from Ewlng to Long Pine and from Long
Pine to lnman.
PACKERS I.IKU TICK It A IX FALL
Say It Will iurrenae the Crop and tlie
Supply of stork. ,
Omaha and South Omaha packing In
terests arc rejoicing over the rainfall in
tho west and hope It will moitten every
Inch of agricultural land in Nebraska and
"We need rain," said IS. A. CudHhy, "to
make the corn prow that r.ioro live stock
may be raised. Greater quantities of live
stock will . be a I'tntrable consummation
from every one's paint of view."
CHOPS UK NtHlt.tSKA ARB GOOD
Such la the Aeaertlou of Superinten
dent Brown of the Hock Island.
C. L. Brown, superintendent of the Ne
braska division of the Rock Island lines,
and Jamua Bohancy, general road master.
are visiting the local office of the com
puny. Mr. Brown says that he thinks the
crops of Nebraska are In excellent con
dltton and that the recent rains will mean a
lot to the farmers of the state. Corn, he
says, is booming, and wheat Is doing well.
"The farmers at Falrbury." said Mr
Brown," are preparing to begin cutting
wheat Monday and there will be a good
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Coming and Going in Omaha
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Events as View ed by The Bee's Artist.
Cabinet Minister Insists that He is
Simply Defending Sovereignty
of the State.
MADRID, . June $6. Premier Canalejos
declared today that if the negotiations be
tween the Spanish government and the
Vatican over the revision of the concordat
were broken off, Rome would be respon
sible. He said:
"The full text ot the Vatican's reply has
not, been received yet, but we know from
the telegraphic summary that It does not
constitute a response to our note, but Is
confined exclusively to a protest against
the imperial decree of June 11 and Is,
therefore an invasion of the state's sov
ereignty, which is not tolerable.
"The church falsely accuses us of an
attack on the Catholic religion. We are
simply defending the sovereignty of the
Premier Canalejas adds that If the
Catholics persisted in their threats of
civil war he would have recourre to the
A dubious element in the situation Is the
attitude of King Alfonso, on whom great
Influence Is being exercised to cause him
to overthrow the Canalejas ministry. At
the same time tho premier Is holding the
monarch to a strict fulfillment of the
promises which he says Alfonso made when
the present cabinet took office.
OFFICERS' SCHOOL CALLED OFF
Sonth Dakota Militiamen Notified Not
to Go to Fort Meade Because of
Chance of Plans.
WATERTOWN, 8. D., June 25. (Spe
cial.) Thirty offcers of the South Da
kota National guard asembled here to
day to take a special Pullman to Fort
Meade to attend the officers' school for
two weeks,' were stopped Just as they
were leaving by order of the War depart
ment, calling off the school because the
troops at Fort Meade had been ordered
to Illinois to take part in the maneuvers.
VERDICT AGAINST PREACHER
Chlcaaro Woman Who Sued Itev, E. D.
Crawford for Slander is Given
CHICAGO, June 2S.-Mrs. Mary A. Laven
der, who sued the Rev. E. D. Crawford,
pastor of tho Woodlawn Methodist church,
for 130,000, charging slander, was awarded
$4,000 by a Jury whkh turned Its verdict
In Judge Mangan's court today.
Parrot is Now Pet of
Prisoners at City Jail
The prisoners of ihe city Jail became so
grieved and distracted over the loss of their
mascot, "Jocko," that Friday evening It
was feared by the police the god Buchus
was drawing a dark veil of melancholy
over the whole place. For many hours
passers by on Dodge street heard the low
uncanny chants of the Inmates as they
vainly tried to drive the pangs of solitude
away with song. It remained, however, tot
Detective Andrew Pattullo to find a remedy
for the situation and to push aside the
gathering mist of lonesomeness and place
among the unhappy subjects "Jennie," the
As the officer was walking over his oout
thinking of the poor unfortunate souls In
Jail who were that minute mourning the
loss of their companion. "Jocko," he was
scared fairly Into the "week after next" by
feeling the hot breath of some fiery animal
and close upon that terrifying feminine
shtek which rent the air w:th its uncanny
mx-irs good cokn YnSiVf htr. . anyway '
THEY COME !!!
HITCHCOCK FOR LOWER HOUSE
Friends of Omaha Congressman File
His Name at Lincoln.
FEE IS PAID . BY J. M. WELCH
Anions Petitlion Signers Are Thomas
J. l'Irnn, J. I. Roacfi, Harry
Asher, J. I. Bntler and
George M. Gates. '
LINCOLN, Neb., June 25. (Speclal.)-A
petition signed by twenty-eight persons
was filed with the secretary of state this
morning asking that the name of Gilbert
M. Hitchcock of Omaha be placed on the
democratic ballot as a candidate tor con
gress in the Second district.
If Mr. Hitchcock accepts the filing within
four days his name will appear on the
primary ballot. He has already filed per
sonally as a candidate tor the United
The receipt sent along from the county
treasurer of Douglas county showed the
filing fee to have been paid by J. M.
Welch. Among the names on the petition
are Thomas J. Flynn, J. L. Roach, Harry
Asher, J. P. Butler, George M. Uatjs ti;d
Speculation is rife among Omaha demo
crats as to the exact significance of the
filing of Gilbert M. Hitchcock's name as a
candidate for the congressional nomination.
It is a puzzling question among the leaders
as to whether the filing is on the square,
or simply made to protect the Interests of
Comptroller Lobeck, Laurie J. Qulnby and
S. Arlon Lewis, the candidates already In
Unless Mr. Hitchcock files an acceptance
within five days of the filing with the
secretary of state he will be effectually
foreclosed from entering the congressional
race In the event W. J. Bryan declares
himself In the senatorial race when he
looks over the moss of petitions that will
be presented to him on his return from
The petition Is headed by the name of
John M. Welch, who was for three years
city meat Inspector in Mayor Dahlman's
GENERAL FUNSTON IS BETTER
Army Officer Ont of Danger an win
Be at Ills Office In Day
LEAVENWORTH. Kan.. June 25.-Gen-eral
Frederick Funston's condition was de
cidedly Improved this morning, and he was
entrlely out of danger. General Funston
himself answered a telephone call from
the Associated Prexs, and said that he ex
pected to be out within a day or two.
tone. With glaring visions of double mur
ders and the grotesque tales of Kdgar Allen
I'oe, he stumbled forward to a place where
he expected to see a scene of oarage. All
that met his astonished gaze, however was
a S'-lntillatlng glow of verdigris which' shot
past on one side of him like a greenish
diamond. He remembered his oaths of
office and calling to the unknown object
In green to stop he thundered down the
street after it, his coat flying and his hat
falling Into the ditch. Whether the officer
Is a lover of tomatoes and carried .,.r.i
of salt In his pocket, or whether salt water
perslparatlon was falling from his brow is
not known, tut something was i:irown, and,
lo. the greenish bat fell to the ground.
In another moment Pattulo had the ob
ject tn hla hands and discovered its identity
was that of a parrot. Taking it to the sta
tion he made a triumphal entry into the
captain's room. Now "Jennie" Is en-throned.
Former President Elvted Trustee of
the Tuskegee Industrial
VISITORS SWARM TO OYSTER BAY
Some of the Summer and Fall Datea
STARTS FOR WEST IN SEPTEMBER
Chicago, St. Paul, Cheyenne and
Denver on the Card.
PINCH0T VISITS SAGAMORE HILL
Declines to State What Suhjerts He
and the t'olonel Dlsrnased, bnt la
Pleased with Conserva
tion Work. 1
NEW YORK. June 28. (Special Tele
gram.) In the wake of a long list of honors
another canio to Colonel Theodore Roose
velt today, when he was elected a member
of the board of trustees of the Tuskogee
Industrial institute In Alabama. The trus
tees met here today In the rooms of the
general education board and about the
first business transacted was a motion
from W. W. Campbell, an Alabama banker,
naming Colonel Roosevelt to the board.
This was received with enthusiasm. Colonel
Roosevelt had previously given his consent
Visitors without end continue flocking
to Oyster Hay. Former Forester uirrord
Plnchot was in this city today, having
completed a long conference with the for
mer president. While together they de
cided upon September 6 as the opening date
for the National Conservation congress,
which will be held In St. Paul, Minn.
Mrs. Roosevelt Is spending her time
quietly at Sagamore Hill. It was reported
today that she might accompany Colonel
Roosevelt to Beverly to visit President
Taft and family.
A mere remnant of the Rough Riders are
still In New York. The bulk of them have
either returned to their homes or are
enrouto there now, tired and aengnteo.
They all declared their visit to New York
was an extremely happy ocoaslon. Colonel
Roosevelt, with Infinite care, has drapid
the silk puidon which they presented to
him at luncheon Thursday in his library at
Oyster Bay. He sold he would cherish it
as one of his most prized possessions.
Some Dates Are Made.
Colonel Roosevelt has eome of his sum
mer and fall plans completed now. Among
the dates already made public are the
At the meeting of the Colorado Live Stock
association, Denver, September 1: at the
Frontier day exercises, Cheyenne. Septem
ber 6; in Kansus immediately following
the Wyoming visit; on September 10 he
will address the Hamilton club, Chicago.
He will be In St Paul on September fl.
Following his return from Oyster Bay
Mr. Plnchot gave out an interesting Inter
view, in which he praised the work of the
Insurgents In congress. The former forester
made it plain that he was expressing his
Individual sentiments and declared his re
marks were inspired by nothing further
than his personal views. Said he:
"The services rendered the nation by the
Insurgents in congress have been remark
able. The railroad bill framed by At
torney General Wlckersham was a moBt
unfortunate measure, but the modifica
tion It received In the senate was a great
step forward. The country owes much la
this matter to tho insurgents and their
sympathizers. Chief among the Insurgents
who have brought about a modification of
the railroad bill are Senators Cummins,
Clapp, Dolllver, La Follette and Beverldge."
Speaking of the bills which have been be
fore congress, Mr. Plnchot said he had
hoped particularly for the separation bill
which would prevent coal companies from
taking up laud for mining purposes by
sending settlers to get farm lands on the
site of coal deposits. This bill, he said,
would mean that the settler taking up the
farming land could not mine the under
lying coal unless he paid for the right. It
would stop fraud and compel the companies
to take up land at its real value. lie con
tinued: No nerlnl Privileges.
"People overlook the fact that the con
servation men essentially want the develop
ment ot natural resources. They are keen
for it, but they want It for tho gen
eral interest, and not for special privi
leges. The plans for the second national
conservation congress which will be held
in St. Paul are now substantially fixed. It
will be a big congress and I am looking
forward to one of the best meetings ever
held. The Intention of the conservation
men Is to give It an especial caste; to bring
up concrete questions In a practical way.
1 believe that a great deal of valuable in
formation will be developed."
Mr. Plnchot declined to say what topics
he discussed with Colonel Roosevelt, ex
cept to say that they talked over many In
teresting and Important mattera. Com
menting on Colonel Roosevelt's program to
visit the west, he said there had been some
differences among the cattlemen of Colo
rado over the Roosevelt conservation poli
cies, but this had all been smoothed over
Mr. Plnchot prophesied that Colonel
Roosevelt would have ;i very enjoyable time
at the meeting In Denver.
Colonel Roosevelt still finds It neces
sary to devote much time to his corre
spondence, in adltlon lo thut, many vis
itors useinble at Oyster Bay every day.
Colonel Roosevelt ' has nudn preparations
for the entertalnrmnt of the "tennis cab
inet" If that should call fur the tennis
courts at Sagan'ore Hill.
James Garfield of Ohio, former secretary
of the Interior, who championed the cause
of Glfford IPnchot In the Ballinger- Pln
chot controversy, was u visitor at Oyster
Hay. Mr. Garfield would not say what
was discussed. He said It wus merely
social call. 1
Colonel Prodie of St. Paul, who came
with the Rough Riders, also spent several
enjoyable hours at Sugainore Hill. Colonel
Roosevelt and Colonel Hrodle discussed the
old daya and both got much pleasure from
A great deal of time Is being taken In
assorting and laying out the trophies, curios
and mementoes brought back from the
lenr African trip by Colonel Roosevelt
Gralu Destroyed by Hull.
ABERDKKK, S. D., Jn:.3 ffi.-t.Hpcclal.)
The Roundy brothers, prominent Brown
county farmers residing seven miles north
west of Aberdeen, had five quarter sec
tions ot email grain destroyed by haU
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