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The Omaha Daily Bee.
This Day In Omaha
For Nebraska 1 iur.
Kor Iowa Fair.
thirty Twmt Tarn Tttn Age
xfClwrlal Pegs of
VOLl XLI NO. 37.
OMAHA, MONDAY MOKNING, JULY 31, 1911-TKN PAQ KS.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
W, Morgan Shuster, Treasurer General
at Teheran Wins Oat Over
LEARNS ORIENTAL POLITICS
Is Earing Trouble with Vacillating
and Timid OoTernment.
BELGIANS AND RUSSIANS OBJECT
European Diplomats Intrigue to Get
Ahead of Him.
BANKS STAND BY TREASURER
7 sp ported by Financial limitations,
Shaster la Able to tarry Oat HIi
Owi Financial Policies la
pit of Oppoaltlon.
JjONDON, July 80. W. Morgan Bhuster.
the American who recently took the post of
treasurer general of the Persian govern
ment, baa already had opportunities to
learn much of politics and business under
a weak oriental government pulled and
pushed about by the intrigues and threats
of European diplomats. Ills first' troubles
hava been with one of the most powerful
chiefs of the government and with the
Russian and Belgian Interests which com
blned to break -his power. Thus far tha
American has more than held his own.
Report have come to London from
(agent of British houses In Teheran which
give an interesting story of tha unsuccess
ful atand tha Russian minister, M. Poklev
bkl, and the Belgian director general of
custom, M. Momard, backed by the Bel
Igan charge d'affaires, made against Mr.
Bhuster and the national council. Tha
council passed a law on June 13 investing
tha treasurer general with tha control of
all revenuea and tha sola power to sign
check on government funds.
M. Momard previously had drawn checks
K cn the customs funds. Ha refused, to recog
Lklze tha new law and claimed that ha still
had that power. Checks which ha algned
were refused by tha Imperial Bank of
Persia, which la an English corporation
handling a large part of tha government
funds. These checks were for salarlea of
customs employes. Mr. Bhuster issued
duplicates which tha bank honored. This
brought matters to crista.
Waald Withdraw Employes.
Tha Belgian legation announced to tha
Persian government that It would not per
j0 tnlt tha Belgian employes of tha customs,
who form a large proportion of tha lore,
to aenr under Mr. Bhuster If tha law was
to b carried out. Tha Russian minister
Went further and declared emphatically
that ba would Introduce Russians to ad
minister the customs before ha would aub
tnlt to Mr. Shutter's single-handed control.
Several foreign obligations, including the
Interest co foreign loans, morUsatlon, tha
payment Of tha Cossack brigade and tha
(tension of tha deposed shah, were a charge
on. tha custom at tha north. Tha Russian
and Belgian diplomat took tha atand that
these Interests wars -Imperilled by Mr.
t (Jhuster, administration and also denied
tha power of tha national council to pass
fcuch a law as that of Juna 13. Mr. Shus
y tar thereupon gave written notice to the
Imperial bank and tha Russian bank that
no disbursements would ba made from
tha customs receipts until all liens upon
em had been paid and Invited them to
end representatives at any time to ex
amine tha booka and accounting methods
of tha treasury.
Baakera Stand by 8 a aster.
All of the banks supported Mr. Bhuster,
f and the council, which haa supported him
' enthusiastically since his arrival, stood by
him also. The cabinet was frightened by
tha Russian minister's threat and wavered
for some time. After a week argument
tha treasurer-general prevailed upon the
minister of foreign affairs t call upon
Mr. Momard to comply with the law.
Then the opposition collapsed. In the
presence of the cabinet and of Mr. Shua
ter, the Belgian director general of cus
toms gave a formal undertaking to eo
' cept tha law and ha and Mr. Bhuster
I parted on good terms. It was understood
, In Teheran that before Mr. Bhuster left
Washington tha Russian ambassador there
assured him Russia would not oppose hi
CANADIAN CRUISER IS SAVED
Protected Flagship Impaled for Five
Hoars on Leas Off Capo Sabls
HALIFAX July SO. The protected cruiser
obe, flagship of the Canadian navy, waa
saved after being Impaled for five hours
n tha southwest ledges of Cape Sable,
arty today. Her hull was pierced in sev
eral plsoes. the starboard engine room
iwampad with water and other compart
ments flooded. No Uvea ware lost.
For Nebraska Fair.
Kor Iowa Fair and cooler.
Tmveratar at Omaha Yesterda
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7 a. m 73
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10 a. ra 84
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(-'ampasmtlve Local Reword.
. July so, i9ii.
Official r ri r A nf temiutr,,.... .. .. .1 . .
llDtlatlun cnmnftreit with ih. t.-vm.mXtw.
period of the last three years:
1IL 1910. 19ta. 190.
Highest yesterday M M 87 K3
Lowest yesterday 71 it 7 87
Mean temperature KS 7 77 75
Precipitation W .40 .21 T
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal:
Kormal temperature T
Excess for the day a
futal excess since March 1 Ml
Normal precipitation...., 12 Inch
Deficiency for the day... u inch
Total rainfall since March 1 t.tS Inches
Deficiency for cor. period t.M inches
teficieucy for eor. period, 1910. .11. S3 inches
fjetiulency for oor. period. 1J.. . inches
X A. WEL8H, Local roreosurter.
Troops May Return
to Texas This Fall
and Go Into Camp
Word Filters Through Military Chan
nels that Conditions in Mexico
Do Not Please Washington.
BAN ANTONIO, Tex., July SO. A fresh
movement of troops to Texas Is con
templated late In September, according to
army officers of high rank at Fort Bam
Houston, who say word has filtered down
through military channels, that conditions
In Mexico are not pleasing to the au
thorities at Washington.
It was admitted at the maneuvers camp
today that orders have been received from
the War department to have located and
surveyed sites for army division camps. In
pursuance thereof army engineers have
made surveys at New Braunfelta, thirty
miles north of this city.
Officers are now in Houston looking over
the available ground and other officers
hava been sent to El Psso to select avail
able places for the mobilization of a largo
body of men.
in the Black Hills
Drouth Completely Broken and Graz
ing Lands Are Again Available
Sowing for Fall Feed Begins.
BELLEFOURCHE. S. D., July SO. (Spe
cial.) The Bellefourche river, which has
been dry for tha last month owing to the
continued drouth, I running full of water
at this time, the result of heavy rains
which have occurred In this part of the
country, and west of here. The rains have
filled all of tha stock watering holes In
this seotlon of the state, and have made
grazing lands which could not before be
used again available. While the western
country has suffered to some extent from
tha dry weather, there are thousands of
acres which are Irrigated and will yield
the usual quota of feed.
In the last two weeks rains hava been
frequent, and where other crops have been
planted earlier the farmers are getting
ready to sow corn, cane and millet, with
the Idea of getting plenty of fall feed. It
la the general opinion that the drouth la
The stock situation Is not at all bad.
While the grazing country up to this time
has been very short of grass, tha herds
have been moved, and If there Is late pas
ture, which now seems certain. It will be
In good condition to go through the win
ter. Tha usual shipments of grass fattened
cattle will be light, and the shipments of
stock cattle and feeders will be heavier,
but moat of the herds will be kept In the
country. The clip of wool was very heavy
this spring, shipment from this city alone
being nearly 1,000,000 pounds, and It was
nearly 1,000,000 pounds from other points
In this part of. tha' state. Sheep
are In good condition and now that they
can be moved again, tie -water-holes betas:
filled, tha situation will ba much better. J
WILL PREVENT GAMBLING
AT REGISTRATION POINTS
Local Official Notified that State
Will Act it They Fall to Do
Their Daty. -
PIERRH, S. V.. July 80. (Special.) At
former land registrations at different place
In this state, the gambling element has
thrtved at tha expense of those who
gathered to register. J. W. Wltten, the
government representative in charge of the
work la determined that this shall not
ba tha case In tha registrations for
Mellette and Bennett county land, and has
called upon Jhe state authorities to assist
in ue wora. Arter a conierenca on roe
part of Governor Vessey and Attorney
General Johnson, they have decided to call
upon tha local authorities to use every
means to prevent gambling at registration
points, and have further notified such local
authorities that any complainta In regard
to 'gambling at that time will mean the
ending of a special prosecutor from the
attorney general's department to take up
tha matter of law enforcement, and that
the" local authorities will be held responsi
ble for any failures on their part which
will require action on the part of tha state
legal department, which may be caused
by their failure or neglect to enforce
gambling laws. In other words all tha
power of the state executive and legal de
partments will be turned loose on the
situation where the local authorities are
either unable or unwilling to oopo with tha
Members of Congress
to the Peace Congress
Will Represent United States at Boms
and Try to Secure the Next
WASHINGTON. July SO. A large delega
tion of senators and members of the house
will represent the United States at the
Interparllmentary conference In the Inter
est of world peace to be held In Rome next
October, S to 6. according to Representa
tive Bartholdt of Missouri.
Already Senators Burton of Ohio, Owen
of Oklahoma and Kewlands of Nevada, and
Representatives Bartholdt of Missouri,
Richardson of Alabama, Raker of Cali
fornia, Kent of California, Slaydeon of
Texas, Martin of South Dakota. Each of
Wisconsin, Levy of New York, McKlnley
of Illinois, Sharp, of Ohio, Steenerson of
Minnesota, Stephens of Texas, Flumley of
Vermont and Goldfogl of New Tork have
expressed an intention of attending.
An effort will be mad to bring the next
meeting to the United States, Tha delega
tion will attempt to obtain a formal ap
proval of President Taft'a arbitration
SECRETARY FISHER TO ALASKA
Proposes to Get front Fire Hands the
Information on the Controller
WASHINGTON. July SO. Secretary
of the Interior Fisher left today for Chi
cago, where, after remaining until August
8, ha will start on a tour of Alaska to gain
first hand information oa tha situation
there, particularly with reference to Con
troller bay and other claims.
Director Newell of tha reclamation ser
vice will meet Mr. Fisher In Chloago and
accompany hint over tha reclamation pro
ject In tha waat
BIG STEEL MEN
WILL BE HEARD
Committee Probing Trust Very De.
siroas to Hear Story of Transfer
from J. P. Morgan Himself.
SUBPOENA SOON TOR ME. SCHWAB
President of Corporation Expected to
Be Willing Witness.
WILL MAZE QUERIES ON PRICES
Power of Octopus to Steady Quotations
CHAIRMAN VISITS WASHINGTON
Reerlves Reports from Afc-ents of Com.
mlttre at Work on Peslorrt of
lavestlaratloa Yet to Be
NEW TORK, July 30.-The house of rep
resentatlves committee of Inquiry Into the
United States Steel corporation Is now
very desirous of hearing personally from
J. Pierpont Morgan with repard to the
absorption of the Tennessee Coal and Iron
company by the steel corporation In 1907.
This waa made known here tonlghV at the
That a subpoena will be Issued within a
few days for Charles M. Schwab, former
president of the United States Steel cor
poration, also was revealed. Mr. Schwab
has just returned from Europe.
Since so many Important witnesses have
defended M Morgan for hi part In the
negotiations which led to the consumma
tion of the Tennessee company' acquire
ment by the steel corporation, the desire
of Representative Stanley, chairman, and
other members of the committee haa in
creased. Louis Cass Ledyard, attorney for
OUver Payne, strongly defended Mr, Mor-'
gan before the committee yesterday and
denounced suggestions that a Conspiracy
existed at the time. Mr. Ledyard also
Intimated In his testimony that an effort
was being made In the Investigation to
manufacture political capital.
Woald Hear Morsan's Defense.
"The best man to defend J. IMerpont
Morgan for his part In the Tennessee Coal
and Iron transaction," said Chairman
Stanley today, "is Mr. Morgan himself. I
sincerely hope that Mr. Morgan's engage
ments In Europe will not deter him from
appearing before this committee ere the
Investigation Is concluded. Mr. Morgan's
own story of that transaction and the mo
mentous events at the time of that finan
cial panto and the effect of the steel stock
transfer In tha midst of It, are certain to
be of great value."
That tha great New York financier will
be subpoaenaad to appear before the com
mittee when ho return there, now seems
Mr. Schwab will be ' examined particu
larly about steel prices and tha steel cor-
po ration's power ln steadying the market
price of -steel products throughout' the
country. . Mr. Schwab; will bear- wUttag-
wltneas, the members of the commutes
and representatives of tb steal corpora
tion, say.. : ' ,
Stanley Vlslta Wasnlarton.
Chairman Stanley made -a flying trip to
Washington last night, returning to New
York today. While in Washington ha re
ceived, report, from, agents of the com
mittee at work there on feature of tha
Investigation yet to be developed. Ho also
learned there of the resolution introduced
In tha house by Representative Roberta of
Nevada urging that a committee of in
quiry into the house investigating commit
tee be appointed. On this the steel com
mittee chairman would make no comment
except to say that the constant work ha
is doing in attempting to probe the affair
of tha' United States Steel corporation
thoroughly he would let atand for Itself.
Grant B. Schley, former manager of the
Tennessee Coal and Iron company syndi
cate and a member of the brokerage firm
of Moore & Schley, which la declared to
havo been aaved from a financial crash
when the steel corporation took over tha
Tennessee company, baa been subpoenaed
to appear before the commlttoo Tuesday
SEQUEL TO ATTACK ON LAND
OFFICIALS AT GREGORY
Department Take From raw Men
Their Right to Appear in Gov.
ornmcat Last Caaes.
PIERRE, B. D., July 10.-Specla!.) The
attack which was made on tha government
land officials at Gregory land office, in
which they were charged with favoritism,
appears to hava a sequel, after said of
ficial had been sustained in their action
by the general land department. The de
partment haa taken from Logan Fain, B.
M. Herman, Joe B. Baker and K. T. Coffey,
tha right to appear in government land
case, this being especially severe on Fain,
who had secured an appointment a United
States commissioner at Timber Lake, an
appointment which ta profitable In newly
settled sections. Since thl action by the
government. Governor Vessey has been re
quested to act In regard to the notarial
commissions of these men, and will In a
few days set a date for hearing on an
order to show cause why their commis
sions should not be canceled. It 1 alleged
that the original trouble at tha Gregory
land office grew out of actions of tha above
NEWS NOTES FROM YANKTON
Anthrax Fonad oa Farm Near Wa
koada If ome mt Georsjo Moon
YANKTON, 8. D., July SO. (Special.)
State Veterinarian T. H. Hlcka has found
anthrax on a farm near Wakonda, where a
farmer fed a cow that had died to his
hog. They are now dying with anthrax.
A horse la also dead with the same dlseaaa.
Precautions are being' taken to check tha
disease if possible, which Is ths first out
break here in two year.
Fire deatroyed the home of Oeorgo Moon
Friday night, rh family Is safe and the
furniture waa also saved, ' but tha house
burned down, as it was too far out from
town for effective water supply. Tha loas
la about $2,000, with $600 InauranCo.
Lewis Wolfe and Carrie Jlrick of Tabor
cant to Yankton to bo married, on tha
quiet at tha city hall. They were greeted
by a big band concert, got tangled up In
two fires, ons near a moving picture show,
they were taking in, tha other tha Moon
fir mentioned above which effectually
broke up tha bridal procession at the city
building and tha bride and groom decided
Yankton waa not tha place lor uiat
From the Indianapolis New.
MAY FORCE MR, BRYAN'S HAND
Action of Dahlman Forces Expected to
Bring Definite Declaration.
HARMON'S STRENGTH QUESTIONED
Majority of Democrats Believed to
Favor Wilaon Shallenbersrsr Says
the Endorsement Reqnlslte
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, July 30. (Special.) That the
lineup of Dahlman and hla forces for Gov
ernor Harmon of Ohio will eventually bring
out William J. Bryan from his present
silence and make him declare himself for
either Wood row Wilson or some other of
tho forty or more candidates he mentioned
for tha presidency, soma time, ago. Is the
belief of a nurnber of tha party Teader
who hava visited this city since ths state
convention Waa held at Fremont
LKtlo credence ' is given to the story
that one of the principal reasons why the
Omaha mayor la for the Ohio executive Is
because Bryan Is against' him, but It la
thought among the leader that the Doug
las county democrat is in earnest In the
matter and that he will attempt to swing
hi entire Influence for the Ohio man when
the time cornea for the campaign on the
presidential preference vote next spring
under the new primary law.
Wilson Sentiment Strong;.
Many of the democrats who have talked
of tho matter while In thla city assert
that there are serious doubts as to the
popularity of Harmon in this state. Wil
son sentiment, they declare. Is unexpectedly
strong and sufficiently formidable, they
believe, to override sentiment for any other
candidate. Shallenberger, admittedly the
keystone of the democratic organisation In
the state at the present time, I said to
have made the declaration that democratic
success in this state next year must be
preceded by a strong presidential prefer
ence vote for the New Jersey executive
and the sending of a delegation to the
national convention with Instruction to
poll tha Nebraska strength for that can
didate. While ' tha Alma man has not been
claimed by hi friend to have done the
thing that waa proper for hla own suc
cess, admittedly his forecasts as to requi
site for party success have been unerring,
and the word that ha gone out from the
camp where he ha already hoisted the
banner for the senatorial fight Is looked
to be conclusive in that regard with a
large faction of the democratic party In
the state. The fact that "Mike" Harring
ton, chairman of last week's big gather
ing, came out unqualifiedly for Wood row
Wilson has already mada Itself manifest
and the feeling la abroad that before the
matter la settled there may be the reopen
ing of party wounds on account of the
presidential preferences of the two factions,
the anti-Bryan and the Bryan. The two
factions, however, are not synonymous
with the wet and dry factions of the
party, for there are many of the former
who are Inclined to favor what demo
crats aver will be tha commoner's choice
for tho next national executive.
Reaalts of Potts Bill.
The operation of the Potts re-Investment
measure enacted at the last session of the
state legislature have resulted since it went
into effect Id the sala of $800,000 worth of
the securities of other state and the pur
chase by the Nebraska Board of 'Education
of lands and funds of nearly that amount
In securities of villages, cities, school dis
tricts and counties of this atate. Bonda Is
sued by the various civil division of the
state whloh befeore were subjected to a
mor pr less rocky rout before they were
purohased will In tha future be better
taken car of under the new law.
When the PotU bill was introduced In the
lower house at the last session there were
on hand aa a permanent Investment In
trust funds of tha state of Nebraska bonds
of other atate to the following amounts;
Alabama, $100,000; California, $&X.OOO; Colo
rado, $36,000; Delaware, $30,000; Idaho, $700,
600; Louisiana, $67,S00; Maryland. $150,000;
Massachusetts. $063,000; Minnesota. $100,000;
Mississippi. $i67.000; North Carolina, $50,000-,
.Tennessee, $793,100. and Utah. $40,000, a
grand total of K 069,300.
Flnoe that time there have been sales mad
of $SO0,0'OS worth of California atate bonds,
Maryland bond to the amount of $160,080;
North Carolina, SS0.000. and Alabama bonds
aggregating $100,000. A the provision of
the law set out that none of the sales of
bond ar to be mad for, Vrsa than par
and accrued Interest, tha consequent
(Continued on Sixth Pa. )
Some Advances in
Republic of Haiti
Surround the City of Port Au Prince,
but Do Not Attempt to Take
PORT AU PRINCE. Haiti. July 80.
The revolutionists have surrounded the
town, but early today had not made an
attempt to take possession.
Dulng the night fire broke out In the
business district, but there was little
wind and the flames were checked when
six small house had been destroyed.
The American gunboat. Petrel, returned
today from a cruise along tha western
districts snd reported that region was in
the hands of tho revolutionists, but the
overturn had been accomplished without
bloodshed. The presence ft the Haitian
warship, Antolne Simon, in those water
was without effect on public sentiment,
which la strongly against the government
It is strongly believed here that Presi
dent Simon would resign If he was assured
that the rival revolutionary factlona
would settle the matter of hla successor
Bubonic Plague, is
Charged Up to the
California Boy Bitten and Scratched,
Dies and Case is Reported to
SAN DIBGO, Cat., Jury SO. Bubonlo
plague, tranamltted by ground squirrels,
haa appeared in California and haa caused
one death so far.
The case reported la that of Horace
Flood. T years old.' of Conta Coeto county,
who died Wednesday after being scratched
and bitten by a ground squirrel. The re
port of the death waa received today by
Dr. F. W. Snow, secretary of the Board of
Health. Thla la the first case of human
Infection reported within a year.
Hunts Jail that Lacks
Judge Dyer Thinks Things Are Made
Too Easy for Missouri Fed
ST. LOUIS. Mo., July SO. Federal Judge
D. P. Dyer I looking for a Missouri jail
where federal prisoners are kept in con
finement and not allowed to go fishing.
The judge made his wishes known today
in passing sentence on a forger of money
orders. He fixed the punishment at six
month in jalL
"But." said Judge Dyer, "I want a few
days' time to determine what jail I will
send the prisoner to. Recently I beard
that government prisoners ara allowed
absolute freedom In the rural county jails.
"I hava been told that prisoner sent, to
Montgomery City were permitted to go out
and fish all day and return to jail at night
I also heard of on person who went to
see a prisoner and waa surprised when th
prisoner met him at tha railroad station."
Row Over the Price of
Shoes Cause of Murder
Peter Van Valkenburg Shoots
- Wife and Young Son at St.
ST. JOSEPH. Mo.. July S0.Knocked
senseless by a flat blow delivered by Oreo
Broca, hi brother-in-law, peter Van
Valkenburgh, S3 years old, waa arrested to
night after ha had shot and fatally
wounded hla wife and T-year-old son In a
fit of anger. Ha then turned th gun upon
Broca, who felled him with an upperout
to th jaw.
Mrs Van Valkenburgh. dying on her way
to tha hospital, pleaded that her husband
be not harshly dealt with. Th shooting
waa th outcome of a quarrel following tha
purchase by Van Valkenburgh of a pair of
shoes that would not fit his wife' feet
and baraaa he would not pay bis grocery
PARLIAMENT OF CANADA QUITS
Election in September, When Reci
procity Will Be tha Issue.
'TRENTT0US CAMPAIGN EXPECTED
Members Harry Away front Ottawa,
li ilns Home, Where They Will at
Once Planes lato Field
t'rglas Their Views.
OTTAWA, Ont, July 30. The Kleventh
Parliament of Canada passed out of ex
istence today, and upon th political com
plexion of a new one to be elected Septem
ber 21 will depend the fate of the reci
procity agreement between the . United
States and Canada.
Premier Iurler decided to ask for an
Immediate dissolution at a meeting of hi
cabinet thl ttarnotm ant! at one notified
Earl Orey, ths governor4 govern al, A' short
time later a special Issue of the Official
Qaxette waa printed, containing the formal
announcement and giving legal effect to
the edict. ' '
As the bouse doe not alt on Saturday
there was only a few member at the
parliament buildings when the action was
announced. In both liberal and opposition
rooms the news wa received with cheer
and the members hurried away to tele
graph their political workers that th cam
paign waa on.
Practically every member will have left
the capital by tomorrow, and the cam
paign on the reciprocity issue will begin
all over the Dominion early next week.
The announcement of dissolution today
came somewhat as a surprise, aa few per
sons expected It before next week at the
Cause of Hasty Action.
The refusal of the conservative minority
In the house to close th debate on the
government's reciprocity resolution and
permit a vote upon it, which would mean
Its adoption and the Improbability of a
change In their attitude, resulted In the
government's decision' that It was useless
to keep Parliament sitting another day.
Thl 1 the first time a aesslon of the
Dominion parliament has been closed with
out the appearance of the governor general
In military stat at tho atate chamber to
give formal prorogation. A th senate
waa not, due to reassemble until August 9
and as prorogation could not take place
without both houses being present, dis
solution was resorted to.
Vlvoroaa CaWtpaisn Kzpected.
Although all supply appropriations for
the year have not been voted, th govern
ment figures that It has fund enough
to suffice until a taw Parliament haa been
elected and assembled to vote the re
mainder. The new Parliament will be
summoned to meet oa October U, and
supply bill will be voted at onoa.
It I generally ared that th two
months' campaign before th country will
be vigorous and even bitter. Reciprocity
probably will be the aols Issue, although
tha conaervatlvea In Quebec may seek to
Inject th naval Issue into tha contest.
Tha anti-annexation cry already haa been
raised by th conservatives In all part
of th country.
Sir Willfrld Laurler and hi ministers
wiU taks th stump and conduct platform
peectjea in all parts of the country. Ths
prime minister will confine his attention
to the central provinces and Quebec, while
Mr. Fielding, minister jot flnanoe, who
helped to draft th reciprocity agreement,
will devote hi attention to the maritime
Borden to Lead Opposition
' On th oppoaltlon side, Robert I Borden,
their leader, will give hla time ta Ontario
and Nova Scotia.
The Parliament just dissolved had a
membership of 133 liberate, eighty-five
oonaarvatlvea and three Independents, giv
ing th government a working majority
of mora than forty. Tha absence of a
cloture rule, however, made it impossible
for th majority to fore a vote against a
Premier Laurler last Monday warned tha
opposition that If they continued to pre
vent a vote en reciprocity b would resort
to an appeal to th electorate, should th
present liberal government be returned
with anything Ilka aa imposing majority,
It la Ukaly that a trot can be taken on
the reciprocity agreement and tha trade
agreement can go Into effect. A conserva
tive victory at th poll mean th passing
of ths Laurler government and the perma
nent shelving of th reciprocity pact.
Taosaaa Oaatoa Iajarod.
OXFORD, Neb.. July SO. (Bpaclai Tel
egram.) Thomas Ouptoa; had both bones
of on log broken thla looruing wbll
driving east of town
GETS THE BLAME
Democrats Want to Leave Respon
sibility for Tariff Changes
Directly on Him.
TARIFF SITUATION UNUSUAL
Veto Not Expected, in Spite of Per
WOOL -BILL TO CONFERENCE
Compromise on Question is Expected
from Joint Discussion.
FARMERS FREE BILL TUESDAY
emntnrs on Di'mocrntlr Side Will
Caaraa and K.sprrt to l.rt This
Hill Throagh Senator t'ant
mlns to Posh Amendment.
WASHINGTON, July 30,-Ocneral tariff
legislation at this session of congress, so
as to leave the responsibility for any delay
In tariff revision siiusroly upon the presi
dent. Is the slonan of the democratic-progressive
coalluon in the senate and tha
democrats In the house. The president to
day is credited with being as determined
as ever to veto any tariff bill paased by
congress prior to the submission of the re
port of the tariff board to congress at the
regular session in December. Meantime the
democrats, continuing to press their revi
sion measures, are wondering what the
president will do whon the wool bill, emerg
ing from conference with lower duties than
the La Follette final compromise, foes to
the White House for approval or veto.
It Is the most remarkable situation with
respect to tariff legislation that has arisen
in a long period. Despite the apparently
authoritative declarations that tho presi
dent will refuse to place his approval on
the tariff bills, some of the democrats,
even Speaker Clark, stll express the opinion
that the president may yet approve revi
sion legislation The democratic leaders.
encouraged by the effective results of tha
combination of their party with the lnsur
gent republicans in the senate, are becom
ing more confident that tho tariff schedule
passed by the house villi go through the
senate In some form.
The Present Situation.
This is the way the government outlook
The wool revision will be in conference
early in the week. A compromise measure
on the basis of 30 per cent ad valorem on -raw
wool will be reported out, possibly.
The combined democratic-Insurgent repub
lican force are confident it will run the
gauntlet of both houses and be the first
revision measure to go to the president as
the test of his veto disposition.
Tho ""farmer's free list bill" wilt be
voted on Tuesday In the senate, unier
agreement. Coalition senator and house
democrats express certainty of it passage.
There will be a senate democratic caucus
orrThe Mil UStriOrfdw 'morning1, however,' to
Insure It passage. As the bill comes up
for vote immediately after morning busi
ness Tuesday, the only opportunity for
debate will be tomorrow. '
Senator Cummins, progressive republican,
will address the senate tomorrow on hi
metal amendment to the bill. Effort will
be to get the measure through without
changing Its general character as a free
list measure Intended to add to the num
ber of articles that farmers' use which
may come In free of duty. It Is expected
that In this shape It will receive practi
cally the solid democratic and Insurgent
Champ Clark Receives
Writer Who Fails to Give Name to
Use Dynamite if Navy Yard Probe
Does Not Start.
WASHINGTON. July SO.-The police and
the special guardians of government build
ings have had an uneasy week as the
result of a threatening letter received sev
eral days ago by Speaker Champ Clark.
The writer of the anonymous epistle da
dared that if congress did not start a
navy yard Investigation by Thursday be
would explode twelve pound of dynamite
that ho had concealed and that congress
would "feel the hock."
The letter was turned oyer to the police
and unusual precaution were taken to
detect suspicious characters about the
principal building. Thursday passed with
out incident am' he capitol authorities
AMERICANS MADE PRISONERS
Socialists Kaid tho Cnerro Itauch in
Mexico, After Which FIM Takes
Plaea at Carrlso.
EL PASO, Tex., July SO. A Sierra, Blanca
Authentic Information was received here
today that fifty socialist raided the
Cuervo ranch. In Mexico, taking everyone.
Including five Americana, prisoner. The
socialists were followed by thirty-five Ma
derist soldier and fighting took plao at
th Cariiso ranch, but th result is un
known. Among the captured Americans are Ame
Cressy, A. V. Mayes and James Kdmon
ton. Grover Stephen, a cowboy, waa
also captured, but escaped,
FIGHT IN TEXAS WILL CONTINUE
Prohibition Advoeates Ar Called to
Confer on Action to Be Taken
Reerardlaa Next Election.
FORT WORTH, Tex, July SO. The cam
paign for statewide prohibition in Taxes
will continue. That much was decided
quickly today by 500 delegates from many
section of th state, who met for a con
ference with the prohibition stat xouttv
Whether last week's election, whloh the
anti-prohibitionists won by about 6,000 ma
jority, will be contested will depend on th
executive committee' opinion of tb evi
dence which It began taking today.
FIFTY HURT IN TROLLEY CRASH
Two Iaterarbaa Case Collide ea D.
trolt Untoa Lisas at Dear,
DETROIT. Mich.. July 80. Flftv urvmi
are reported Injured, some of them fatally.
In a collision today between two Interurban
electric car on the Detroit Union line at
Dearborn, ten mile west of this atty.
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