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OMAHA, MONDAY MOHNIXG, JUNE l'.Ul-TKN PACKS.
SINdLK COPY TWO CENTS.
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TO PROTECT ONES
WHO HATE CASH
Uncle Sun Hot on the Trill of Thi '
Woo Operate the Get-Rich.
' Quick Schemes.
HASO LUIXS FOB FAZE COXCZ&XS
JIkiaj a Fortune by Means of Post
f ej and Glowin; Letters Not Easy.
EAETBOW FEOMISES NOT GOOD
BtiiU Brought Against the New York
FBOSECUTTONS TO BE PEESSED
"Tentr e Mere Million Dollars
ullr Seat fee !((( la
, LbM that Exist Only
NEW YORK. June 4 (Special Tele
gram.) Making a fortune In New York by
means of iom postage stamps and fluent
uee of the English language la not going:
to bo so easy In the future as has been
It the pest, according to t'nlted States Dis
trict Attorney Henry A. Wise, aa he talked
today regarding the success of the govern
ment In lis first two big cases against
fake stock selling concerns.
By the recent conviction of George H.
Munroe and six of the officers of the
United Wireless Telegraph company, the
government has put a damper upon the
game of relieving men and women through
out the country of their money In return
'or well -written letters and rainbow prom
ises. Revelations following the two prosecu
tions thus far conducted by the govern
ment officials here show that within three
years men and women In various parts of
the United Htstes sent checks and post
office orders and cash to the amount of
KOOO.OOO to swlndlors In this city. The
government has now four cases pending.
In which It will show that the amount
sent here In response to "come-on letters"
wss equally great.
This brings the total to H. 000, 000 yearly
sent by confiding; Investors In the different
states to this city for which the government
claims nothing was given In return. Several
other case of a similar nature are now
pending, with arrests likely sny day. When
these cases are considered, together with
the bucketshop Industry, poolrooms snd
other get-rlrh-qulck schemes. It appears
that the kind-hearted cltiiens of the coun
try are contributing from tS.00O.00O to $1?.
000,000 yearly for the support of the men
In this eltjr who have 1 been educated to
believe there la no work like working the
This would be a little leas than S3S.000 a
day, and hew far below the truth this may
be Is Indicated that at the time of the
raid upon the Burr brothers, whose case
Is now awaiting trial, 125.000 was found In
the morning's mall of the firm.
Too stories told the prosecuting officers
,sua en the wtteee etaftd by witnesses
brouahf'1tr6n"ajr parts of the country
' ' aeto Impress the jurors with an idea
ot the widespread nature of some of thv
wmdieg are so emaxlng as to be almost
beyond belief. It appears to matter little
what Is held out in the way of ball. Za
some cases money Is sent for shares In
mine that do not exist, some times for real
estate that the letter writers do not own,
aome times for plantations that are uryler
water and some times for wonderful ma
chines that have never been invented ex
cept upon paper.
Estate in Court
Two Granddaughter Ckim They
Never Beceived Their Share of
the Property. -
WHITE PLAINS, X. Y.. June i.-(Spe-clal
Telegram. ) Jonathan Holden of Pleas
antville, N. T.. was appointed referee to
day by Supreme Justice Mills to take testi
mony In the case of the two granddaugh
ters of Horace Greeley, who bring pro.
eeedlngs to secure their share of the old
Greeley farm In Chappaqua.
The two granddaughters say they have
never received their thare of the estate.
Man is Arrested for
)-. Carrying Off Sister
Frank Bellamy of Lexington Tries to
BemoYe Eleven-Year-Old Girl
from Corkin Home.
LEXINGTON, Neb'. June 4 -(Special Tel
egram ) Frank Bellamy attempted to re
move his 11-year-old sister from the home
of John Corkin last night. He started from
town with hsr In his buggy when the
screams of the girl attracted attention.
Chief of Police Malcom. In Hasty Stuart's
automobile, overtook them about a mile
away. Bellamy was placed In Jail. He
will have a hearing Monday. The girl re
turned to the Corkin home.
FOR NEBRASKA Pair.
Temperatore at Oman Yeetesday.
1 VMarattve l.oral Record.
OFFICE OF Tlf: WEATHER BUREAt'.
Omaha. June 4 official record of temper
ature and precipitation comivared with the
corresponding period of the last three years:
1911. 19HI. VX. KV
Highest today i 6a Sft
low! tmiay 71 49 69
Mean temtwrature M 57 72 !
Precipitation T T .08 T I
Temperature and precipitation departures I
fro nit he normal: I
Kxcess for the day is
Total ifs since March 1. 1W1 Mi
Normal precipitation IS inch
Deficiency for the day .11 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1 4 :tl inches
teficleacy for cur. period. 1910. .1 S Inches
Seflclracy for cur. period, lto..lo incuea
mukmi So. m....
imm tMwtl Ta rn....
Py P m....
S p. m....
f p. m ...
i i 7 p.m...,
Negro Tries to Hit
President Taft in
Crowd at Chicago
sedly Crazed, He Worms Way
rough Crush, bnt ii Caught
, in Time.
C V Jnne 4. (Special Telegram.)
Pre ft arrived In Chicago at 1:56
o'cloc i lay afternoon, alighted from
a Pent ' train at the Garfield boule
vard sU "' , where he was greeted by a
number of prominent cltiiens. The presi
dent was smiling and spparently in the
best of health.
A supposedly crated negro frightened
thousands gathered In Garfield boulevard
to greet the president, by rushing to Mr.
Taft'a side ss he was entering an automo
bile, and attempting to strike him with his
Hst. at the time shouting wildly: "Hello
Bill, hello Bill!"
The negro was seen worming his way to
a position by the side of the president, but
he made his rush before the police could
restrain him. As the president half turned
at the man's shouts. Captain Morgan Col
lins and Detective James Farrell, who
formed part of the president's bodyguard,
broke through the crush shout the presi
dent and seised the disturber.
The president wstched the proceedings
calmly. It was with difficulty that the
police hustled their prisoner out of the
way of the dense press of spectators. Other
police officers pushed bsck the throng and
the nepro was starched for weapons. None
was found In his possession.
The negro was found to be Benjamin
Batts, a porter employed in a saloon In
South Halbted street. He said he had
worked for Mr. Taft for seven months
some time ago. He was held by the police
until the persldent had started away in
to Entertain Elks
Twenty-Five Arches Decorated with
Electric Lights Part of Elaborate
Scheme of Decorations.
ABERDEEN. 8. D., June 4 (Special.)
The work of decorating the business
houses and public buildings for the annual
meeting of the South Dakota Elks' associ
ation, which will be held here next
Wednesday and Thursday. June 7 and 8.
Is progressing rapidly and the entire crty
will present a beautiful sight by the time
the first special train, loaded with Elks,
pulls Into the railroad ' station early
Wednesday morning. A Chicago decorat
ing firm has charge of the work and In ad
dition to the bunting, the statuary and
other ornamentation, thousands of electric
lights will be brought Into play, enhan
cing the beauty of the scene at night to
a wonderful degree. In addition to the
cluster lights a half block apart on both
sides of Main street, there will be twenty
five electric light arches across Main street
extending from the Milwaukee station
down Main street to Sixth avenue, where
the Elks' club house f tr alt ua reda dis
tance of six blocks, or four arches to
the block. The "triumphal arch" m front
of the government building at the corner
of Main ttreet and Fourth avenue will
present an extremely beautiful apearance
and can be seen for a long distance. Elks'
heads will be conspicuous all through the
decorations, as will the colors of the order,
purple and white.
Ten bands will be heard throughout the
convention. There will Be ten special Elks'
trains. In addition to the two dosen reg.
ular passenger trains running , into the
city, and reports from South Dakota,
North Dakota and Minnesota indicate the
first estimate of 10,000 visitors during the
convention will be fulfilled.
Min Zella Hollister Takes Poison Be
cause Mother Objected to Her Keep
ing Company with Young Man.
OSCEOLA, Neb., June 4. (Special.) Miss
Zella Hollister, the 17-year-old daughter of
George Hollister, who has resided eight
miles southeast of Osceola for many years,
committed suicide on Friday afternoon by
taking a half teaspoon ful of strychnine. She
had .been having some words with her
mother regarding a young man with whom
she had been keeping company and later
her mother found her In a room upstairs,
the girl admitting having taken the poison.
Funeral services were held from the home
on Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. J. J. Watkins waa severely burned
last evening by an explosion of gasoline.
The accident occurred at the home of 8.
G. Pheasant, where the woman had been
working cleaning clothes. She placed the
baaln containing gasoline In a pan of water
and the whole then on thee stove. The
burns cover her arms and upper part of her
body. By the assistance of Mr. Pheasant's
daughter the flames were extinguished and
the life of the woman was saved.
Pardon for Man
Convicted of Murder
Christ Christianson, Sent Up for Bill
ing Wife, is Beleased from Sioux
SIOPX FALLS. 8. IV. June 4 -Special )
In accordance with the recent action of
the State Board of Pardona, Christ
Chrtstlanson, after serving In the Hloux
Falls penitentiary for nearly fifteen years
for murder, has been released and returned
to the home of his brother in Clark
county. It is generally believed by those
who have. Investigated his case that he
was an Innocent man, notwithstanding
the fact that he a as convicted of the
crime of having murdered his wife at their
home In Clark county. He was lodged In
the penitentiary on December 31. ltu. HI
wife's body was found hanging in a grove
near the family home. It now Is believed
that she committed suicide and thai
Christianson has all these long years beeti
unjuetly deprived of his liberty. The evi
dence presented against him at his trial
7. waa purely circumstantial.
Wealthy Farmer Dead.
RE1NBECK. Ia.. June 4 Special.
Frits Struhbehn. the wealthiest man of
j Grundy county, died at a Yankton, & D.,
; hospital yesterday. His death as due to
nental disorders. His wealth U estimated
at MJ0.00O, consisting principally of 1,U
acres of farm landn this county and
I.eJO acres in South Dakota.
MUST ALL STAND
Now Proposed that All Senate Mem
bers Shall Go on Becord on Every
Phase of Tariff.
PLANS LAID BY THE DEMOCRATS
Senator Stone to Lead Fight to Force
Through the Schedules.
LENTHY DEBATE IS ANTICIPATED
House Likely to Pass a Bill Seducing
SLATED FOB THE PIGEONHOLE
Relieved President Will Be Able te
Kill Asriintiii to Reciprocity
mil a ad that It Will Pass '
WASHINGTON, June 4.-Special Tele
gram Senate republicans are to be com
pelled to go on record on every phase of
the tariff that Is acted upon by the house. If
democrats are able to brln this shout, it
is not likely they will be compelled to vote
on other schedules than those which the
house revises, but It Is certain at least they
can not evade record votes on the schedules
the houses passes on and sends up.
Senate Insurgents fought hard Tor the
lowering of duties two years ago. and some
of the democratic senators Intend to see
now whether they will adhere to the
Senator tSone of Missouri will lead In the
fight to put through the upper house the
tariff schedules that are revised In the
house. He will not. without a contest, per
mit the finance committee to bottle uo
these measures. He will move to discharge
the finance committee from consideration
of each one of the bills that It tries to
Bottle up. This will precipitate a long debate
The house has passed the reciprocity
measure and the free list bill. It will dsss
a bill to reduce woolen duties. It la not
likely to do more than this, though there
nas peen some talk of cotton being taken
Wool Bill to Pigeon Hole.
The free list bill Is now In the finance
committee, and that committee purposes
to keep It there. The wool bill In due time
win be sent to the same committee and
Senator Stone will move to discharge the
committee from consideration of each of
these bills. The resulting struggle may pro
long the session grestly. it may be into
August, or even September.
Stone and other democrats Intend to
"put It up to" the Insurgents. They pur
pose to do this especially on the wool
schedule. They Intend to represent to the
country that the democratic bill for a re
vlalon of the wool schedule la substantially
what Dolliver and other senate insurgents
contended for In WO and, If the Insurgents
refuse to support it. then they will assail
the Insurgents for Inconsistency, and cow
It Is certain, however, that aome of the
insurgents, both In the house and senste are
i upijri me aemocratlc bill re
vising the wool and woolen duties. Just how
many will do so Is unsettled.
It Is believed now that the president will
succeed In killing off the amendments to the
Canadian treaty, and that when It comes to
a vote In the senate It will pass as It came
from the house. If the senate should amend,
the president Is said to have received as
surances that the house will stand firm
in conference against any change in the
Nebraska Boy One
of the Graduates
Thomas Mails, tien of Kearney Re
ceives the Degree of Bachelor
NEW YORK. June 4. (Special Tele
gram.) The forty-second International
meeting of the National University Law
school took place tonight at the
New National theater. The baccalaureate
sermon was preached by Rev. Wil
liam Taylor EnyiTer. The address was
delivered by Brigadier General G. B.
Davis, U. 8. A. . Medals and prizes, Includ
ing many sets of books given as prises by
the snore prominent law publishing houses,
will be awarded.
Among those to receive degrees were
George F. Jones, Sioux Falls, 8. D.;
Augusta V. Beyer, Topeka, Kan.; Charles
E. C. K.ove. Lincoln, Neb.; Thomas G.
Mallalleu, Kearney, Neb.
Fined for FUhlnar Without License.
PAULINE, Neb.. June 4 (Speclsl.) The
first prosecution to be made in this county
under the universal license system was
made here last evening. State Game War
den King arereted J. W. Allender and
Frank Bossard of Ayr and E. Glddlngs
and E. R. Harrett of Pauline, charged with
fishing without license. They were brought
before Justice Clute. who Imposed the
minimum fine for the offense.
Mrs. Donnell Gets Her Gems
and Then the Ship Sails Away
NEW YORK. June 1 (Special Telegram.)
That a atsrn chase Is a long chase and a
rolling taxlcab gathers no moss Is what
Mrs. Grace E. Donnell, a wealthy Chicago
woman, learned today In one crowded hour
Just before the Caronla sailed.
The whole cause of the trouble was that
Mrs. Donnell arrived at the Caronla pier
only twenty-five minutes before the boat
sailed, with all her huggage to see to. She
came In a taxicab and had sent a porter
ahead with her trunks and baggage and
j steamer ruga and hat boxes and flower
baskets and pet dogs and dressing case and
all the things one must '. eve to travel
with, you know. Also theie was, or so the
womaa fondly expected, an Inoffensive, re
tiring black handbag.
Mrs. Donnell left her ttil and hurried to
her room to count her luggage, which the
porter had presumably left. After about
ten minutes of hard counting and recount
ing. Mre. Donnell gave a little shriek and
blanched. 8he did not was'e much time
blanching, however. She sought ths purser
and the head steward and the other stew
ards and Intimated she wanted to talk with
the captain. She had something in no
From the Washington Evening Star.
MANY JUDGESHIP CANDIDATES
Most of Those Courting Supreme
Bench Are Republicans.
DEABTH OF DEMOCRATIC TIMBER
Chief Among Those Mentioned by
Democrats la Jadge A. I.. Alberts,
Tkeisk He Refases to Give
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, June . 4 (Special.) While
there Is every Indication that there will
be many candidates to make the republi
can race for the supreme bench, so far
there has beetj a .d'-yth of democratic
material, and leaders raf the partv. -who
have been In this eky wKhIn the last fort
night, assert that they do not know of
any three democrats Judlcally Inclined, who
desire to enter. Besides the three present
membM" of the "rreme court, whose
terms will end this year, and who have
I to m" fl,'a for r-p,e:tlon. J- K. Cobbey
! of B'trle nd Jud" F - Hamer of
1 K'rn'y- nav ae-ciarea tnemseives as be
Ing willing to occupy a place on the state
bench for a term apiece.
Several democrats have been mentioned
for he race, chief among them being
Judge A. 1 Alberta of Columbus. Though
every reasonable Influence has been
brought to bear on the senator so far
he has refused to give other thsn a flet
Ing thought to the proposition and at
this time close friends declare that his
candidacy is doubtful. Judge Alberts col
league. Senator Tlbbets of Hastings. Is
another attorney, whose name has been
coupled with that of a judgeship, but he
has manifested even a more pronounced
reticence than his Platte county fellow
democrat. E. L Adams of Minden, once
Judge of the Tenth Judicial district, has
been talked of for the place and those
who have put forward his name assert
that It would take very little urging to
make him availsble for the nomination.
Judge Adams, who, with Bernard McNeny,
was the promulgator of the famous "Im
perial Mandate" at the Grand Island con
vention last July, has a strong constitu
ency in certain parts of the state, and by
his friends Is looked upon as possessing
the necessary qualities.
The week-end marked the fillings of
Judges Root and Rose for the republican
nomination. Judge Letton having filed ear
lier In the week. With Judge F. O.
Hamer. who maintains that this Is his
year, In spite of former reverses, and J.
E. Cobbey, the compiler of the statutes,
few more entries are expected In the re
From' Omaha comes the campaign fore
word that there are two democrats laying
low there with the Intention of making
entries at the last minute, providing can
didates of known strength do not aasere
themselves In other parts of the state.
Certain factions of that party assert that
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more Important for him to do than et a
mere ocean liner out of dock. Wlien she
could be coherent, she explaln-id iht re was
in the missing satchel IT.w worth of Jd'el
and W.Oufl In cash.
After they had revived tlvj purr, D;k k
Detective Dave Mallen was rxU4 and he
followed the panic-stricken woman in a
short, snappy spring up the pier. The taxi
aha had come In had stolen away an. I t')cr
ware no others about Meanwhile everyone
was on board, tbe tugs were waiting, the
tide waa calling, but the kind hearted cap
tain would not stir the boat one inch. He
had beard of sums Ilka 110.000 and knew It
would make him peevish to lose even a
part of It. So be waited.
Mallen and Mrs. Donnell were by this
time searching the town la a taxi They
ran Into the Hotel Astor lobby. The man
ager ran to meet them with dismay on his
face. Tbe oab had come baik, the bag bad
been found; the latter bad been stored In
the former, and. guarded by four porters,
sent to the pier.
Mrs. Donnell stopped nut for words; she
leaped into tbe taxi and started for the
hip, which then sailed.
Postmasters to Meet
in York Next Week
Number of Nasbys in Charge of Postal
Savings Banks Will Attend and
YORK, June 4. (Special.) Because the
government Is appointing so many poft
offlces postal savings hanks, and the fact,
that on the program at the Nebia-ka post
masters' convention to be held In York
June 13, 14 and 16 are good speakers, prin
cipally postmasters who for fmc time
have been managing postal ravings banks
and will tell postmasters of Nebrarka the
working of postal savings banks and Just
what to do. a largtr number of postmas
ters ef-Nebraaka will. attend, the rfwivrn
tlon here then In years past. In addlt on
to this speeclal feature, many other good
addressee will be made that will be en
tertaining and Instructive.
After a week of tenting and military
life on the banks of Lincoln creek, near
Thayer. Company I and Company B of
York High school packed and left for
home. Camp Holdeman Is one of th
Ideal camping places in Nebraska, and the
nice, smooth drill grounds near by make
It an Ideal camp. Jajor General Phelps
Inspected the battalion. Captain Hnldeman
commanding. The cadets are sunburned,
but all have enjoyed the outing. Expe
rienced cooks supplied them with raltcn
that are superior to armv fare.
"Home Run" Earl Hill, a member o'
Hastings base ball team, a resident of St
Joseph, Mo., while here with the team
playing York, made a home run for the
Methodist parsonage, where Rev. A. G.
Bennlt performed a marriage ceremony fcr
Mr. Hill and Miss Cora Groves of Mound
Citv, Mo. A few mevnbers of the Hsstings
team witnessed the ceremony.
POLICE FIND CRAP GAME
RUNNING AT FULL BLAST
Make Raid and Arrest Foor Colored
Men, Including; tbe Pro
prietor, "Six bits Ah passes."
"Come on Phoebe Jones," yelled , Tom
Jones, a negro sport who "hsd the bones."
tSuch were the euphonious remarks heard
yesterday by Detective Maloney and
Wooldridge when they visited the crap
shooting room of Neill Owens which wss
running In full blast over a saloon at
Thirteenth and Casa streeta.
The sleuths waited to hear some more of
the crap lingo, but Tom Pope, who was
trying hard to make his point threw
"seven" and lost the bones. Pope la a
Pullman porter and the other members of
the fraternity were elated over the easy
manner In which they separated him from
his "easy money."
"Come seven" yelled Lee Williams whose
turn It was to throw the dice.
"Craps"' announced Owens, who glee
fully rsked In the stakes as he proceeded
to "fade" Tom Washington, waiter at one
of the high brow hotels In Chicago who
was on a social visit to Omsha.
"Eleven natural" shouted Washington aa
he rolled out six and five. Owens pro
tested that Washington failed to "rattle
and roll" and was about to welsh with
the stakes when the two detectives, fearing
trouble, broke into the room. The four
negroes and a complete crap shooting lay
out were captured and hauled without cere
mony to the police station.
"The bank roll consisted of SIS in bills,
and a box full of silver used to make
change. Owens offered to put up cash
bonds for his customers, but his explana
tion of the game was given In au:h
enigmatical terms to the sergeant In charge
that be declined to fade Nelll and ordered
the four to "go back" ' where they
sweltered In the bull pen all dsy.
BIG DEAL IN COLE AND COKE
Ptttsberg Coal Company Belle Thou
sands of Aerea to lotted Stales
PITTSBURG. Pa.. June 4. -(Special Tel
egram.) The Pittsburg Coal company Is
about to sell T.OuO acres of Improved Con
nersvllle coking coal and 1000 acres ot
undeveloped coal lands to the United
States Steel corporation. The deal Involves
lls.500.000, the 7.000 Improved acres being
sold for 110.5U,0hO. the 10.004 undeveloped
scree, ta.000.000. Both deals are to be trans
acted through subsidiary companies and
will be cloeed next week. '
ALL YIELDS TO CORONATION
London is Disfigured by Huge, Un
sightly Wooden Stands.
MB. HAMMOND WILL ARRIVE SOON
Prealdent Taft's Brother Receives
Many Attentlone'aad Will Have
Seat In Westminster
LONDON. June 4.-The dignity and
rtatellness of the British capital's public
buildings, principal parka and streets are
being sacrificed to the demands of cor
onation visitors and sightseers. The whole
neighborhood of Parliament. Including the
yards of Westminster - Abbey, Jg covered .
with huge unsightly wooden stsnds. The
chief government offices are almost hidden
In the same unattractive fashion. St.
James' park, near Buckingham palace. Is
similarly covered as well as the principal
streets through which the procession will
A complete cor.lnn of barriers with gates
has been built on all the streets leading
to the line of parade, ao that the police
may prevent too great crowds from as
sembling and encroaching on that terri
tory. ' Military contlngenta from distant
colonies have begun to arrive. The many
uniforms snd the picturesque costumes of
Indian potentates are already giving the
town a festive appearance.
Hammond Among First.
John Hays Hammond, the special ambas
sador to represent the United States, will
be among the first special ambassadors to
arrive. Like the others, he will come at
present quite unofficially, as he will not
arsume his functions until June 19, when
he will be officially welcomed by the king.
Ambassador and Mrs. Reid will give a
big dinner for Mr. Hammond after the
The Pilgrims' society will give a dinner
In his honor on June SS, at which A. J.
Balfour, the former premier, will preside.
President Taft's brother, Charles W. Taft.
has been the recipient of many attentions
and all) have a seat In the Abbey at the
coronation. - American residents In London
are taking a leading part In the entertain
ments preceding the coronation.
The American officers here for the horse
show have been present at many social
gatherings. Lieutenant F. B. Barrett of
New York ia now here and will take part
in the Jumping competitions.
Members of the roysl fsmlly, including
the queen mother, Alexandra, today visited
King George and Queen Mary to present
their congratulations on the king's birth
day. Europe Proposes to
Utilize the Canal
Preparing to Take Advantage of the
Waterway as Soon as it is
PARIS. June 4. (Special Cablegram)
"Will the Panama canal merely serve to
strengthen the trade relations between
South America and Europe and shut out
the United States more thsn ever?"
-This Is the question American business
men abroad are asking as evidence accu
mulates that Europe Is making careful
preparations to take advantage of the
great canal as soon as it U opened. The
general opinion Is that the United States
lacks a sufficient merchant marine to
utilise Its own opportunities. Several of
the leading South American republics, on
the other hand, are building special ships
for the Panama trade.
President Taft's statements that the
canal tolls will be f 1 per gross ton, or the
same as on Sues waterway, assures the
practicability of the Panama canal from
Europe'a point of view, although this rate
will not pay the expenses of the tcanal.
Thus It is apparent that unless the United
States develops trade by means of Its own
vessels It cannot profit from the canal.
Beatrice Fight. Charges.
BEATRICE, Neb.. June 4 -(Speclal Tel
gram.) Manager Cappe of the Beatrice
Electric company was arrested this after
noon on a complaint sworn out by M. F.
vAoire. charging him with violating the
city ordinance relative to charging more
than It cents for electric current- Capps
gave bond for hla appearance In court next
Thursday. This Is the beginning of a long
fight between the city and the electric
President Declares Principal Opposi
tion to Canadian Beciprocity
Does Not Come from Fanner.
OUTLINES OPPONENTS' METHODS
Scores New York Firm Acting Osten
sibly for National Grange.
SPEECH CONSIDERED IMPORTANT
Position as to Trade with Canada is
FABMEBS WOULD NOT BE HURT
boira What Ilsa Been AcoompUhcd
by Rejection of Defies la Trsdtna
vrlth C'aba, Trade Having
Greatly Increased. t
CUICAUO. .lune 4 I Special TelesrnnvV-
Prej-ldrnt Taft's reciprocity speech, dims 1
of his dnv'! crowded program and the oh- 1
Ject of his visit to Chicago, wns delivered -last
nlpht before an -Hence, admitted bv
ticket only, that crowded Orchestra hntl
Ills hearers, among whom were mnnv wo
men, wire strrnitntislv enthusiastic and
ch'-ernd every strung point l:i favor of th
profosHd treatv with Cnnndg. Hundred
were turned away after they had come In
the hope that some of the reserved -ats
might he nvallahle for the general public.
The address of Pres'dent Taft ended the
last of three public cloni of the Canad
ian reciprocity conference held during the
day under the aiisotcra of the Western
Economic s clety.
One of the hits In the executive's rpenlntr
remarks at Orchestra ball was a frank ex
planation of why the treaty had come to
congress as a "completed document by tho
State department." In the words of crltles,
instead of being framed after consultation
with members of the house or senste.
Had there been such n series of confer
ences. Mr Taft aild. the treaty's drift
would have been the tsrget for sugges
tions and ohlections such as are showered
upon a tariff hill Into whlrh each federal'
lawmaker attempts to Inlect some feature,
of benefit to hli pertlculnr district All',
this loir rolling, the president said, hid .
been eliminated by presentlti-x ttv treatv
In "predigested" form There was a com
bination of laughter snd applause as thx
speaker told this "nhy and how" of the
treaty's early historv.
"WidM Intn" frltlca.
That the president had come to sponk
words of mesnlng plain to the cltlien who
reads even as he runs was Indicated when
he answered the question, "Whence comes
If there were any In the audience who
did not agree with Pres'dent Tnft their '
antipathy aas not on d'splav. When the
executive's gentle humor.' his own broad
smile its efficient aid. Illustrnted his logic
the smiles were as general as the applau.'O
at nis oratorical climaxes.
t Mr. Jaft deeiared that the prlnclpsl oppo.
slrlon to the reclpfoWty-ows itnirni Vanie.
not from the farmer, but from the "umber"
trust snd from' American manufacturers of
In one of the most comprehensive ad
dresses that he has ever made on the sub
ject the president outlined some of Urn
methods employed by the opponents of
reciprocity, practically told the farmem
that they were being "buncoed" by special
Interests and said thst the fate of the
agreement rested not so much with the
United States as with the people uf the
"If the farmer and the country at large,"
he said, "could be brought to understand
that this treaty Is In the Interest of the
majority of the people. I would not fear
the vote In the senate."
Keren Is Opposition's Motives.
The president was not sparing of hla
words. He told the reasons for the opposi
tion to the treaty by the lumber trust and
by the paper manufacturers, and without
using names scored a New York firm, some
of whose members recently appeared at
the hearings before the senate finance com
mittee in Washington, ostensibly In behalf
of the National Grange, and objected to
the enactment of the agreement.
In spite of the forces that are arrayed
against It, the president expressed the be
lief that the agreement would become a
"The Mil." he Bald, "will pass, if It
passes at all. because of the force of public
opinion In Its favor."
Three Winds of Opposition.
"From what source does the opposition
proceed? In the first place It comes from
two classes of the business Interesta of
the country, those thst own and control
the lumber supply of the United States and
those engaged In the manufacture of print
paper and of whom the largest manufac
turers own much of the spruce wood supply
of the United States from which print
paper is made.
"The third class opposed to the treaty
are those who claim to represent the farm
ers and agricultural Interests of the coun
try. "In the consideration of these three
cUsbes of opponents to the treaty, I shou d
premlte that one of the great objects of
ber is dutiable at 11.25. Under the reci
procity agreement that duty Is remoed.
I submit that as lumber Is essential to a I
classes. Including farmers and merchant',
as the price has gone far beyond what It.
ever waa In the past snd as our supply
is being exhausted, we ought, when we
ran, to enlarge the sources from which
our people may secure It at reasonah'e
prices. The report of the chief of the bu
reau of corporations shows that the con
trol of lumber lr. the United States is hi
comparatively few hands and that they
are so friendly to each other that the
possibility of monopoly Is neither remote
nor Improbable unless we bring t I he
Cans of FarrH'8 Syrup.
Boxes of O'Brien's Candy.
Quart Bricks of Dalzell'j
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