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The Omaha. Daily Bee
OL. XLJ-NO. 190.
OMAIIA, , THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 25, VM2 -TWELVE l'AGKS.
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I Armored Cruiser Colorado at
AEMOEED SHIP SUFFERS DAMAGE
Gun it Jammed Fear Cabin Occupied
by the Captain.
AMERICAS TOTJ&ISTS ABOARD
Hundreds of TrtTelers Going Around
World on Cleveland.
'MAN IN CHARGE FAUS DEAD
''annim Remain Orderly Follow
ing! lirM AHMt Ihi
After Vtwfi ArrtTll at
, Hawwllaa Part.
. HONOLULU, Jan. Jt-In a collision bt
jtween th Hamburg-American liner
Cleveland and the United State armored
I cruiser Colorado, the latter suffered eon
, ti durable dinufa. The collision was due
' to the fact that Pilot Milton P. Sanders,
j who waa in chart of In Cleveland, had
propped dead on the llnetfs bridg.
Th'stearer struck the Colorado astern,
jamming a gun near the cabin occupied
by Captain William A. GUI. The gun tur
ret waa wrenched and resetting probably
will be necessary, although the extent of
the damage could not be Immediately
trained. It is believed tne propeiiec
of the Colorado wa broken. The Cleve
land also suffered damage.
The Cleveland arrived here from New
Tork via China and Japan at S:Jt o'clock
this morning. The vessel waa In command
of Captain Dentwolf. It waa on a trip
around the world, on a tourists' excur
lion, and carried hundreds of American
traveler. Many were ashore at the Urn
I the. collision. There was no panic or
BUYER OF INDIAN LAND
. MAKES QUICK PROFIT
MINNEAPOLIS. Jan. K-LutRtr Da
vie, an Oshkoeh, Wis., lumberman, tes
tified today In the congressional Investi
gation of 'fraud charges In the sal of
Indian Isnds that h purchased I10.0W
worth of timber, lands from th Whit
Earth reservation at th Brut day of the
sale at Crookston In 1300 and on the sec
ond day turned them over to Hover C.
Clark, said then to hava been with the
Nlehols-Chlsholra Lumber company, for
, Mr. Daviee testified that although th
land was turned over to Mr. Clark th
second day of th sah by o.ult claim th
total transfer was not mad until three
years afterwsrd. ,
John Lynch of Minneapolis declared
that h had heard rumors thst there was
a combine In Bidding on tW timber land,
but thst he had no deflnlt knowledt
of such, lis ssid. however, that while
th government estimated th value of
th lend at approximately ITI.OOO.Mft tep
resentatlvea of the H. C. Akely Lumber
company valued the lands at stsaosMOS,.
HOUSE REPUBLICANS WILL
OPPOSE CAUCUS STEEL BILL
WASHINGTON. Jon. M.-After a con
ference between President Tsft and Rep
resentative Payne snd Dalsell. minority
members of the house ways and means
rommltlee. Mr. Psyne declsred the min
ority would oppose th bill Indorsed by
the democratic house caucus reducing
Iron snd steel duties. According t Mr.
Payne, th minority would not agree to
reductions on the Iron and steel schedules
until based on information irom m nnu
President Taft was unarrstooa
to share the view of republican leaders.
J. B. SNEED RELEASED ON
THIRTY-FIVE THOUSAND BOND
FOItT WORTIU Tex., Jan. it-After
proceedings In which the "unwritten law"
was Involved by frequent Inference J. U.
8need, slsyer of Captain A. O. Boyce.
van released on t.OM bond today.
Kneed s lawyers attempted to show tliat
the elder Boyce had conspired to help
Ms son during the time th Isttes and
Kneed s wtfe er away together.
For - Nebrsfce-Wotly cloudy; not
much change In temperature.
For lowa-Mostly cloudy; warmer east
Temperatures s t
til 1 P. "m.
A p. m.
M S u. m.
"NT 4 p. m.
VI 4 p.m.
J o. m
a p. m.
1 a, m
11a . m
The National Capital
In session at 3 p. m.
Lortiner senatorial election inquiry post
Foreign relations committee agreed to
leccmrupml adoption of the general trade
Public lands committee favorably re
ported a bill making lfl.fll0.0i acres of
public oil lands available for af ricai
turrnl entry. w-
Bill to create child larvr bur-ear, was
discussed by fcenato-a Borah, Bailey and
An agreement waa reached for a vote
on the child labor bureau bill next Tues-
Vet at noon.
R P. flray. a San Frsmifeo dealer, al
leged before Steel trust investigating
committee that steel corporation sub
sidiary concern stifled independent".
A recces until next week was decided
It was chanced before postofflce com
mittee that postal officials misinformed
congress as to the safety ot clerks in
railway mall cars.
Geerse W. KalrchHd chosen New Tork
member of republican congressional com
mittee. President Dearborn of American-Hawaiian
Steamship company before Inter
state Commerce committee opposed gov
ernment ownership of proposed steam
ship line through Panama canal.
Appropriations comniitttee gave hearing
on recommendations of President Taft a
Republican leader Mann proiiosed the
Increase ot all district judges salaries
from SM to r.non.
Passed a bill abolishing the Chlrairo
circuit Judgeship and replacing It aith
an addltlMal district iudae. The bill
would requii-e publication of all endorse
ments of federal Judges prior to appoint
to Talk of Governor
' Hartley's Statement
NEW TORK. Jan. 34. -The silence which
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt has main
tained regarding th discussion of his
possible. reaomliiaiton was unbroken to
day. Ua declined to comment on th
declaration of Governor Iladley of Mis
souri, except to add that he had read
what th governor had said.
Arthur F. Karb, secretary of the One
Million Population club, of Ht. Louis and
Isaaa Hedges called upon Colonel Roose
velt to ask him to address th club at
its annual banquet on February 23. Mr.
Roosevelt declined the Invitation.
WASHINGTON, Jan. Si-Friend of the
administration were surprised todsy at
th announcement that Governor iladley
ot Missouri had com out In- support of
th nomination of Colonel Itoovlt
Governor Iladley s support had been
counted upon by political advisers ot
When th Missouri governor waa In
Washington several weeks ago It was an
nounced that he had practically pledged
himself to support Mr. Taft tor re nomin
al ton. Bo confident wereths political ad
viser ot th president that Governor
Hadlsy was working In his interest, that
gmsssry of - Ccsiatssss and- Labor
Nagel, who somes from St. Louis, prac
tically surrendered itat leadership to the
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.. Jan. U.-
Governor Iladley today stated that he
had made no statement In Washington or
elsewhere that he favored th re-nom! na
tion of Mr. Taft.
Th governor Mid that the story to the
effect that be was favorable to Mr. Taft
was printed during th Washington visit
referred to by the correspondent of a
St. Louis paper, whom he took to task
over the matter before leaving th na
tional capital. Th correspondent he said
defended bis action by saying hs bad not
quoted Governor Iladley, but had credited
him with being out for President Taft'
renomlnstlon under the belief that such
wss the case.
Duke to Be Received -;
By President Like a
WASHINGTON, Jan. it-After confer
ences (acting many hours. White House
and Bute department officials were suf
ficiently "brushed up on precedents" to
day to announoe some of th details for
the reception of the duke f Connaught
by President Taft tomorrow afternoon.
Although atrtving for Iqjformallty, the
Whit House determined It best to re
ceive th duk like a new ambassador.
President Taft will receive the duke
probably n th Blue room.
Following th formal reception, kMrs.
Taft will serve tea, probably In th
stat dining room. Wives of the cab
Ir.et members and possibly a few friends
of Mrs. Taft may be tnvlted to this part
of th reception. From the White House
the royal visitor will be escorted to the
British embassy, where he will be a
dinner guest of the embassador.
Actor Shoots Wife,
Then Kills Himself
8T. JtlSEFH, Mo.. Jan. 31.-A special
to tne News-Press from Chllltcothe, Mo.,
says Thomas Caldwell shot his wife,
Bettl Caldwell, leading woman ot a
traveling theatrical company. In a hotel
at Marshall Ma. today and then com
mitted suicide with the sam weapon. The
woman will recover. Their home Is in
New Tork. The tragedy was due to
jealousy of the husband.
, v (.Wmaaratlse Local Heewrd.
l?it laii. ii. iwe
Highest yeeterJay II M Si tj
IxMt. it yeeterday St S3 1 Zt
Mean tempe.-iture Bt 41 3S 36
Precipitation . M M
Temperature and precipitation der
fnres from normal:
Normal temperature..... 20
l.xceee for the day
Total excess since March 1 .....314
Normal nreeloltatlon M inc..
!eflcleiu-y for tha day Ulm-h I . . .... .
Total ramrall since starch 1....K.U Inches WASHINGTON. Jan. it--In order that
Iteficiency sinew March 1 111 Inches . the I'nited States may not be dependent
UU1! I 1TTCUOT Tfl fSDDUf
' SUGAR BEET SEED AT HOME
Defictewy cur. period. f li.'rt inchei
Kxceis for tor. period, lisn.... ta Inches
Neswrss fiwea Matleee at T P. M.
Station and Stat Temp. High. Raln-
lies Moinea, clear
Ixxsre Oty. cloudy..
Lander, cloudy. 34
North Platte, clear....:... a
Omaha, etoody !1
piiebto, otear S
Ra4d City, dear 34
Salt Lake City, doudy.. 4
Santa Fe. clear.. . M
Mwrilan. cloudy 3
Sioux Ore. cloudy
Valentine, pan ctmidy... 34
U A. WKLSti. Lccil Forecaster, j
upon Germany. Russia. France and other
fcrelgn countries for sugar beet seed, as
Is the esse at present, strenuous efforts
tail. re to be made to raise it in tni country.
.:w. K. Winterlialter of an Franctsco.
JJjan expert on suvar beet culture, called
'.eg! on Secretary of Agriculture Wilson and
:'Dr. B. T. Galloway, chief of th bureau
of plant Industry, today to discuss the
w subject. They told him the department
.slwwuM da all It could through Its Inves
4tnrkn work to a!d In having the seed
IT, raised here. Pre, Si ally all tiie sugr beet
. i seed from abroad, about t1.em.nM a year.
. : la going hits the pockets of foreign pro
TO DO THEIR DUTY
Committee Fixe Besponiibility for
Wreck in Which Three Bailrod
Official! Were Killed.
THREE HEN AXE NEGLIGENT
Enrineer, Flagman and Conductor
T&AINS WERE RUNNING CLOSE
Ken Named Knew it and Did Not
Take Sufficient Care.
OTHER INVESTIGATIONS BEGUN
Inspectors for Inaeratate CaMerr
Camsalastea and llllaels Itsllrwad
Casaaslaslaaj Visit Seen
CHICAGO, Jan. SI. Negligence on th
part of three trainmen contributed to
the Illinois Central wreck at Klnmundy,
III.. Sunday night In whk-h J. T. Ilara
han. former president of that line, and
three other railroad officials were killed.
It waa held by an investigating commit
tee her todayi Th trainmen are:
Engineer R. J. Stuart, who was run
ning train No. 3. which crashed Into
train No. 25,
John II. BraJnard. conductor ot trail
Harry J. Boecker, flagman on train
N o. a.
"Just what steps will be taken in the
trainmen's eases haa not yet been deter
mined." said W. L. Park, vice president
of the Illinois Central, and a member ot
the Investigating committee. .
Alt Areaaed Testified.
The report was given out following yes
terday's Investigation. , Th committee
convened In Champaign and later went
over the scene of the wreck. All of the
accused tralntne'n were witnesses.
Regarding the alleged negligence of the
trainmen the committee said In part:
The board of Inquiry finds that the
conductor and the ragman of train No.
Si, knowing that train No. S Was follow
ing closely. were negligent In nut using
the means they had at their disporal.
The board also finds thst tlta engineer
of train No. 1 waa negligent in not dis
covering earlier his proximity to train
"The testimony showed that ths rules
of the company governing th movement
of these trains were clear and definite
and thoroughly understood by the crews
of th respective trsins."
Otkre lavesllantiems la Be Made.
C'EXTRAUA, III., Jan. U-Il. W. Uei
nap. chief Inspector ot appliances for the
Interstate Coromerc commission, snd
two assistants, and AN L. Layman. In
spector for the Illinois Board of ttallioad
and Warehouse 4mmlsslunsrs, arrived
hare today t raake an Investigation as
la thpcaiins of aha Jtllnols Central wrack4-
Monday In which J aims T. Harahan and
three other were killed.
Americans in Peking
Called to Legation
by Minister Calhoun
LONDON, Jan. t4.-The American min
ister at Peking has called In all Ameri
cans living In outlying parts of the city,
according to a news agency dispatch from
Tien Tain today. .The friction between
th Manchu troops of th Imperial army
and Tusn Shi Ksl's force ot Chinese
troop Is ronstsnlly Increasing and a
serious conflict may be precipitated at
Information obtained from an authori
tative source confirms th report ot the
Intention of Premier Tusn Shi Kai to
leave Peking at the first favorable oppor
tunity. Yuan Shi Kal Intends to take up
Ills residence In the British concession In
v Cummins' Candidacy
WASHINGTON, Jan. ! (.-Senator Ken
Icon ot Iowa today Issued a statement
announdng his endorsement of the, presi
dential eandldary of his colleague, Sen
ator Albert B. Cummins.
tooator 'Kenkon In a formal statement.
declared ha had been earnestly tor the
re nomination of President Taft, espe
cially berau-e of the a I (ark of men con
nected with "b.i. butnesf." who. the sen
ator said, . it destroy ths president
'because ut courageous efforts to
enforco t ti Sherman act
"Had no mure suitable candidate from
my own state been presenter." ha said,
'! should hava continued to advocate bis
Mr. Kenyon closed with a warm tribute
to the public career of lenator Cummins.
Paroled Man Taken
from Arms of Bride
LACROSSE. Wis.. Jan. S. Pursued
through fire states, Robert Duncanson
of Pond Im Lac, Wis., charged with
forgery and violation of parole, was torn
from ths srms at his weeping bride at
St. I .outs. Ua, and wss brought here
yesterday by a Wisconsin parole officer,
who later left fur Waupun, with his
prisoner. Duncansun. who bad ben
released from the nenlntentiary on parole
disappeared In Ieeember and eluned with
a young woman of otikoh. who did not
know his record. The young woman,
who cornea of a good family, has been
returned to her home.
Not Yet. But Soon
Will the Riiin. Price of Butter Bring. Ui to Thill
Prom the Washington Star. , ,
POWERS WATCHING ITALY
Searching- Veneli for Turkish Offi
cers Leads to Friction.
WAR INSURANCE BUNG WRITTEN
Llaids (ksrsjlngj Kit' Per teat
agalaat Paaalbi linMasje ta 4 ar
gues by t War Between i
Italy and Ir'raace. I . r
' m i.i,r.Tr." ' ," "
PARIS. Jan. H-A dlsnatck from Ruin
lys that the II a) Ian government has
given orders that the Turks tuken from
the KVench steamer Msnouba hall he re
I rased. No confirmation of this has been
received In official quarters
LONDON, Jan. :i.-Th activity of the
Italian war vessels in the Mrdlterranesn
and the Red sees Is causing Increasing
uneasiness In shipping Itistirsnce circles.
Several large Insurances have been ef
fected during the Isst two days at Lloyds
In this connection. A prcimuni of J per
cent wss accepted to cover the risk of
sn outbreak of hostilities between France
and Italy In Ihe course of the next four
mouths and, although there is no appar
ent reason for such an occurrence, a
premium of I per rent aa paid on the
risk of an outbreak ot war between
Ureal Britain and Prance and within tho
next six months.
The Italian action In' stopping steamers
irrespective of their nationality and
searching them for Turkl'h officers Slid
contraband Is believed to be an evidence
ol the determination of the Italian gov
ernment to put an end to Turkish, resi
dcilia In Tripoli as speedily ss possible.
Other (amplications Probable.
It is thought, however, that the Italia'?
activity may give rise to complications
a-tlb those Kuroirran powers whosa ship
ping Is put to Inconvenience.
o far no sction hss been announced
by the British government In .regard to
the seisure by the Italisns of a number
of Turkish officers. Including the famous
Rlia Bey. from Hie British steamer At
rlca, lit the Red sea. As, howevrr. I.il
declaration of lndon, wliich would per
mit such leisure, has not been ratified
by Oreat Britain, a move may be made
at any lime.
The stoppage of the Austrian steamer
Hregenx yesterday In the Red ses Is re
garded beer as likely to lead to an ex
change of vies between Austria and
islwat Talk It Over,
ROME. Jan.' :i.-Th Marnula tH Kan
Oiuliano, the Italian foreign minister, and
Camelle-Barrcre. the French ambas
sador to Italy, had an Interview today,
at- which th question of th captur of
the Turkish doctors and nurses from the
French steamer Mauouba was fully dis
cussed. The Italian foreign minister ex
pressed regret that the Incident should
even have threatened th cordial rela
tions that existed between Prance and
Charges Postoff ice
With Keeping Facts
WASHINGTON. Jan. :i.-Charscs that
the postmaster general and other postal
officials suppress fscts and misinform
congress as to the safety of tli lives of
clerks in the railway mail, service Were
niatl before tlx haua committee on
postoffloes tadsv by I'rban A. Waller of
twiner, 1 rnio.r rrmcrir g'Tsnway "tni
cleric snd editor' of a postal Journal.
fperlflr regulation of the pustofflcs
service, he said, forbid a clerk to discuss
wracks, lie charged that "th postmas
ter grnrral has not stepped short of
misinforming the committee snd tne pub
lic" st to court 1 1 Ions under which clerks
Mr. Walter exhibited a teller file. In
which he said he had UK) letlers from
mall clerks reporting on unsanllsry and
unsafe mall cars, and said that the posi
tions of the authors would be' Jeopard
ised If the nsmes were published. '
"It Is s remsrkabln aitustlon that this
gag law of the department should keep
Ihe congress from gelling at the facts,"
said Chairman Moon. "We ran subpoena
these men, but w csnnot protect their
Jobs If they testify."
Smoot Reports Bill . .
to Liberalize the '
Public Land Laws
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2. -In the hope
of rhei'kinjr emigration of American
farmers to the Canadian northwest Im
portant attempts to liberalise the public
land laws were favorably re,Hrtfd today
by Henatpr Hmoot from the public lands
The enforced term of resilience on a
homestead would be reduced from live
years to three and a homestfader wou d
be permitted to absent hlmelf from his
claim six months event y?ar.
Senator fforah and others who stand
for liberalising the laws have declared
in the senate that a very desirable clam
jof American citizens were being driven
to anada at the rate r 100, ou) year by
the stringent land laws.
tfcmes J. Hill Denies
Buying Gould Lines
THREE MILLIONS, FOR HIDES
Bi j Item in Packing Products Not
. Factor in Test Cost
TRUTH IS TOLD
Game of Bluff Enters Frequency
Into Collections on Personal
. . Property. . ',
TREASURERS ' TELL SECRETS
Explain How Easy it is to Dodge the
RISK IS DISTRESS WARRANTS
Some Use These Documents Success
fully, While Others Do Hot
TRICKS OF TRADE ARE EXPOSED
t'aaaty Treasurer la Csaveajlla
Tell at th Different Methad.
Adopted ! Making Tax
FOREIGN WHEAT ACREAGE
LARGER THAN LAST YEAR
WASHINGTON. Jsn. !t.-The Interna
tional Institute of Agriculture at Rome.
Italy, haa cabled the United States Ue-
Ipartment of Agriculture the following
' foreign crop Information: '
PRESBYTERIANS STUDY tZZX. ,
HOME MISSION PROBLEMS! - ' 8",ln r WD,;
Prance 1U per cent: in ureat trrniajn 10.
ner cent: In Canada 7 per cent; In
British India, per cent. Weather con
dition In the countries nsmed are fav
orable for winter cereal crops and their
germination Is regular.
The production of nut cotton tn Mexico
this season Is RM.W pounds: In British
India. L2.aa.M pounds; In Egypt, .
-The combined production f lint rot
Ion of the three countries named this
season is 1IS-S per cent of last season s
NKW YORK. Jan. ;t -Recent reports
(hat Important changes were to be made
In the railroad map of the west were
denied today by Jam. J. Hill. Insofar
us they involved the Hill lines. It wis
repfirted that Ihe Iturllngton snd the
Bock Island were to aequtre half of
Missouri Pacific tiotdtngs of Deliver and
ftiu 'Zrande, which controls the Western
part IV. and that the Hill system would
t!ius ehtain a connection through to Kan
Francisoo over the Western raclfie.
"Burltnaton has no Intention.' said
Mr. Hill, "of obtalnlne ant Interest in
any read west of Itenver." He also
enaractertsrd as "rtibMsh" the n Krt
lhat tireai Northern would obtain entire
control of Burlington and that the North
ern rclfk would relln'iuleh Its half In-
teret In the Burllnvton property.
AUDITOR OF NATIONAL TESTIFIES
W, M. SVrher Mays Allowance tar ty
fradart Ha .fteet an
'-" Ik Selling frlre at
' ' Heel, ' ! 4
t'lIK Alio. Jsn. ft.-Allhoudi no allow.
sue waa msle for hWe In rffS Snd dur
ing a part of. IMS. in figuring, th test
oust of thief, th books of Ihe Nallonsl
racking company show lhat la that
period th corporation received from th
salo of hides S3.tttS.0jd.iii.
The sales, by months were given by
William K, Weber, general auditor of
the Nailimal f-acklng company, who
began his fourth day on the witness
stand In the packers' trial today.
Th gorernmenl contends (list by not
allvnlng rrodiis on hides In this period
th packers materially Increased their
teal cost on beef and wer enabled to
raise the price to consumers without
showing sn excessive profit on their
Wrber admitted iliat the value of hides
during this period varied from 1' to 4
rents a pound, according to quality.
Weber suld tha plant of Ituddy Broa.
at Kansas city had been continuously
operated from th time ot Its purchase
by tha National Packing company In Itws
until thirty days sso, when It was closed
for ranlis. Ths Vlles Kobblns plant
st St. Joseph wss a subsldlsry of the
Omaha Parking company and had not
been In operation for several years at th
time the National Packing company was
organised, he ssld.
Kllllsa ( barge l.awre la Pearla.
Before entering the employ of Ihe Xs-
tlor.al Packing company. Weber said, be
was part owner of ihe Peoria Packing
ooinpaiiy. an lnHepeid.nl concern at
Peoria. In 1893. At that lime, he ssld,
his company used a tut cost of beef
snd made a killing charge of tl.73 a head.
Weber raid he believed It would be Im
practicable to conduct a dressed ' beef
business without using s- test cost.
"Did Kdward Tllden, president of the
National Packing company, ever give you
sny inst wtluns in rrgsrd to ths sllow-
ar.c for by-products In figuring the test
cost of beef?" asked Attorney Crews on
Weber a ci ons-examlnstlon. I
"No," replied Weber.' 1 '
' "Where did you get that Information
"From I B. Iwttemon, vtct president of
' Hi romaliy. ' A
"loes the allowance nude for by-prod
ucts have any effect on th price at
which Hut meal Is sold" asked Attorney
Itall'h i rews. .
"None." replied Ih witness.
"How is the ictual selling pries de
"Bv the nstural law of supply snd de
mand snd noiiiing else."
KAN8A8 C1TT. Jsn. ft-A national
gathering of picked nn of the Presby
terian church met her today for a two
days convention to study th problem of
home missions snd plan for successful
prosecution of the work throughout the
country. Among the 15 delegates are
Bev. Charles U Thompson, general home
mission secretary; Dr. Jolis Dickson sod
Dr. Joseph Ernst McAfee, sssociate sec
retaries, sll ot New York City: Dr. Bax
ter I. Fullerteo, field secretary of 8.
GRAND JURY IS TRACING
DYNAMITE ALARM CLOCKS
1MHANAPIL1S, Jan. .M -Purchjii
of irm clucks msti hy Ort McManl
gal, th cot.tfutd d)nmll-?r, hi IUm-Im--icr,
N'. V.. n4 l othr piartan wTe In
vtpntiratid hy Ihe fM?ra! fcrand jury today-.
rSerrral )ewelrs raid to have sold
iHrKii to J. J. MrNarnaia's 'd ntmiting
erf-." V qtsiitWi)rd In KOvern
nv nt n efforts to flnl nut who besfajW
McMtmiKal paid for thf rVIm i;swi In
th tiiTM? bomb.. MrManlsal Mid Mo
Nainara rallrd the clot-its "a new invention.'.
REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS
.WILL CAUCUS FEBRUARY 5
WASHINGTON. H-A Joint caucus
of republican rendlors and reprvseDU
tf.rt will be lie Id Kebrusry fi In the hall
or tli houn to ratify ae'ections of menv
txrs of tlie republican cunsresskmsJ
cttmi-aljen committee. Trie caucus Is pre
llmiiiary to the trxa-nlxation of the con-
(:rfiona,l committee in February fur the
eomin; amiaig;s. Kepreaentatlve Wil
liam B. Mc Kin ley of Illinois probably will
be re-elted chairman.
ARGENTINA THREATENS TO
BREAK WITH PARAGUAY
Bt'E.VOS ATIIKM. Jsn. it-Diplomatic
relations between Argentina snd Para
guay will be broken off tomorrow unless
In the Interim tlie Paraguayan govern-
: meat satisfies Argentina's demands for
(compensation for the sltsck an shipping
land other prnpeny belonging to Its cltl
I sens. j
Could would-be tax dougers have heard
yesterday's discussion ot "Personal
Tax Collection." by the County Treas
urers Association of Nebraska, they
would . nave sees) fortified In their be
lief that It Is almisrt Impersibm tor th
county treasurer to make them pay their
personal taxes If they don't want to do so.
"I work a tic blufr, but It they took
a notion to call my bluff, they might get
off," said liay C. Iangford. treasurer
of Lincoln county. "If they persistently
refusa to pay, 1 let the information go
out to them that I am getting otrt a
distress warrant to levy on their prop
erty and they usually come across. If
a delinquent moves out of the state, I
get the name ot th sheriff In the county
to which he hss gone snd writ him
that I hare 'Issued a distress warrant
sniS have sent It to sheriff 8o-aad-fto
to serve. Thai usually brings th money.
Not one man In Lot knows thst a distress)
warrant Is no good outside the stale."
Fearing trouble ut various sorts tor
themselves, th treasurer hesitate tu.
Issue distress warrants, judging by the
remarks of many of them during th
discussion. Prank A. Furav. former
treasurer ot Iiougla county, told how
his predceoessor, Robert Fink, had been
"stung" tor fl.ios by Issuing such a war
rsnt. Fink levied' on some buggies ot
an Omaha concern and sold litem for
is ice. Ths concern sued him In district
court snd gut judgment on th ground
thst the vehicles belonged to someone
else. Fink took th ear to Ih supreme
court and' aas beaten.
"I levied on Hires tombstones belonging
to a Mouth Omaha dealer and pieced
them In tha basement of ths court
house." ssid Mr, Furay. "Tha Omaha
Tombstone trust, to prevent Ih monu
ments from being offered at public sal.
paid the taxes, but I spent four months
trying to g the oifner ot tho tomb
stone to ram and tsk them away. ,
Treasurers Are Heartless.
Th treasurers aie absolutely heart- -lsg
In eoltootltig flint taxes, when they
can culled at sU. .alt. XangTartl told bow
hs got a blacksmith employer to ley en
a bene, In front at th blacksmith.
due th smith, and Langford waa there
with a distress warrant and "grebbed '
It ' ' -
"It wss all he had In the world,'', said
"You would lake a man's last csat for
taxes?" asked Frank A. Furay.'
"Yes, sir," replUd Umgford.
Tax dodgers would Hsv got another t
hunch from th discussion. That Is,' not
to let the Information thst they ars
about to leave the county get Into th
"I wouldradviee every treasurer to sub. ,
scilbe In every paper In til county," ssld I
President Hevelune "and watch them for
Information on delinquents sbout to go
sway. I csrefully wetrb every paper In
Uags county snd when I read that a de-i
lln-tuent la 'about to move I go after him.
with a warrsnt." - .
Ilevrlene is Persistent.
Rome ot she treasurers frequently us
distress warrants In spit of probabl !
trouble for themsolves, smong them being
llevelon of uage county and Istngtordi
of IJncoln. llevelon said be Intends to.
chsln to lb track the first Bwlft re-'
frlgerstor car that comes through,
trice because the tax of th private
car line haa not been paid.
Mr. Furay said the army orurtrs living
ih rtmahe elalmed tn be esemnt from ner-
sons! tsxas and refused to pay them. Th'
Sarpy and IJncoln county treasurers r-,
ported thst they msde the ermy officers '
In their counties "com s cross."
Th treasurers Inspected Ihe Union Pa
cific headquarters at noon. They visited
the Omaha National bank yesterday to
see Hie marble, walnut snd mshogany'
they had heard so much about.
. nelatlaaa sella Banks.
In th afternoon, J. A. Barnard, presl-,
dent ot th I'nlou State bank, Beatrice.'
and former treasurer of dag" county.,
addressed th convention on "Relation
ot Banks snd .Rankers to County Treas
urer's office," J. II. Hutchlns, treasurer'
of Rlschardsan county, spoke on "Re-;
Istton ot County Treasurer's Office to
Office of County Clerk." and B. B.i
lllrschmsn. tressurer of Cedar county,'
spoke on "Th Taxpayer." W. K. Mc-
Cloud, treasurer of York county, speak-,
ing on "Kicks and How to Meet Them,"
said the best way Is to treat every kicker
1th the utmost politeness snd coosldera-',
! Hon. In an endeavor to make him realise
that his taxes are for the benefit of bis
Part of the afternoon was spent In aa
"experience meeting." short talks bains;
mad by C.' O. Olson of Phetups county.
E. 8. Wood ot Hamilton, i. P. Glliaa of -Nemeha.
C. A. Schappel of Pawns.
Ueorge Bruse of Washington, H. Jllnk
of Kallne and (L Flshman of Cheyenna,
FORENOON. M O'CLOCK.
Remedial lai.'lation Affecting CoUSjtr
j Treasurer's otih e-fc. L. Heveion. Gaga
; county, and others.
The Commissioners Viewpoint-. O.
1're, county treasurer-elect of Douglas
The New Treasurer Phillip A. 8oa-
merlad. county tressurer-lct Lanoasteg
COUnty AFTEr.NOOS-i tvCLOCK.
j Leglsistion-C. H. Aidrich. goveraor o
The Auditor's oinc dims b. Karroo.,
auditor public accounts
State Treasurei" Office WaJ tar A,
George, state treasurer.
Klertlon of offlrere. L i
EVENING O'CLOCK IIARP. V
Toastmaster William McCormirk. sx
deputy tressurer Lsncester county.
Toasts will be responded to by C. H.
Aidrich. governor; W. A. Georgs, stale
treasurer; Fred Vol pp. state seaator, aadr
Silas R. Bartca, statu auditor.
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