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4 Lookia( Backward This Day in Omaha The Omaha Daily Bee WIATHXB. FORECAST. Generally Fair voi XLI-XO. 221. . OAHA, FKJDAY MOKXINQ, 3JAR&I 1, 1912 TWELVE PAGES. SIXQLE COPY TWO CENTS.' DIXON WILL LEAD CAMPAIGN OFT.B. United States Senator from Montana Accepts Placo as Batioul -' Xanaftr. 4 SWBSST CHATUMATT OF BOAHD Detroit Ku to Head Orfanisation in Advisory Capacity. CONTEST H KESSOUZI DBTBICT Two Delegates 5aed by Each -. . Opposing; Factions. of WILD DEO&DEB II COHVEHTIOI Taft . Follower Arrive First ul Barricade DOers with Oak Ptnaks, hat Afterward Meleat a ad 1 ; ' Admit Ospeaeats. NEW-TORK. Feb. -United Stats Senator Dixon of Montana tonight ac cented leadership of fth campaign tor Colonel Theodora Roosevelt's nomination for tba presidency. Truman H..Newbrry of Detroit accepted tba chairmanship of tha Roosevelt national dvlory board. EXCELSIOR SPRINGS. Mo., ran. kV Amtd acB of tba wildest disorder Preat cltnt Taft and Theodore Roosevelt divided ' honora In contest for delegates to the national convention at Chicago at tha Third district republic an convaiHton held here today, two delegates belnf chosen by the followers of each. ' The Roosevelt delegates, the first from any part of the country to be Instructed for him, are Frank & Channel) of Cameron and A. M. Hyde of Princeton. The Taft supporters met - later and selected H. a Orton of Mercer county and Henry U Eads of Daviess county as delegate io the national convention. Deere Barred. ' The contest between the rival ectloaa developed befora all the district delegates rot Into th halL When the Roosevelt men arrived they found the doors- barricaded with oak planks. The building looked as though It were prepared for a sieve and tha Taft men were In control of the situation. ' ' After their entrance had been resisted for some time tha Roesevelt men were admitted.' Then In an uproar a dual con vention was held. , The Roosevelt men organised wider one set of officers and tha Taft men under another. Both tactions chose delegates and alternates to tha national convention and each side claim that Ita delegates are regular. ' Tha Taft convention endorsed the Payno-Allrlch tariff law and condemned the Roosevelt policies. The Taft men de plored Governor Hadlev's support of ths ex-president. ' Washington Committee Appelated. WASHINGTON, Feb. BV-A general Roosevelt committee, ' Including In Its membership Medlll ' McCqrmtek. Olfford Pirn-hot, Amos Plnfot. senator Dixon of Montana aai probabep Jams A. Oar flsl and ether eleee. rlenda of Oslsnsl Raeserell will b organised In Washing ton early Best week to sake chart of tha Roosevelt campaign here. - It has set yt been determined, whether tba Washington headquarters will ooml , iiate activities throughout tha country la ' behalf, of tb former president's candi dacy, but It will, at least, work In entire harmony with other Roosevelt headquart er and will help direct the organisation of campaign committee throughout the country. .-.' Th Washington Roosevelt headquarter waa opened by Medlll -MeCormlck after his withdrawal from the support of Sena tor La Fellette. Governor W, R. Stubba of Kansas, on of th original "Roosevelt governors," waa la Washington todsy for a few hours on his way to New Jersey and New Tors. He expects to bavs a conference' with Colonel Roosevelt. "I don't believe President Taft's Dime will be presented to' the' Chicago con vention," asserted Governor stubba. "He will not be able to control the Ohio dele gatloa, la my judgment, and will, be forced to withdraw." Governor Btubbs declared that through out th west Colonel Roosevelt's tolum bus speech was recanted a "th great est public utterance sine th days' of Lincoln." - Primary Plan fie reeled. TACOMA, Feb. . The republican stats 'central committee rejected the presidential primary plan today by a vote of nVP 1 Ths Taft administration was endorsed by a rota of IS to IS. The state convention will be' held at Aberdeen May tt. The Roosevelt league will meet la Seattle, Kerch It The National Capital TARIFF SENSE IS WANTED BI TAFT Thnredav, Febrmary t, Th Senate. In session at I p. sa- R eduction of wsges would result from house steel tariff bill, labor representa tive told finance committee. Dr. Wiley and wholesale grocers' rep reeentstives waned war against each other before manufacturers' committee on proposed act weight amendment to pure rood law. The Home. Met at noon. ' Resumed discussion of agricultural ap propriation bill. Florida sverglades Investigation con tinued with dismissed drainage Engineer Morehouse en the stand. N Committee from American Bankers' aa aodatloR advocated Lever agricultural extension work bill before agriculture committee. Representative Hughes Introduced a bill incorporating rresiaem i arc s recom mmidaMona for an Industrial relations commission to Investigate industrial prob lems. Immirratlfln commission decided to re port favorably a bill barring Illiterate Im migrant. Labor Bill Suggested by President Taft is Introduced WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. - President Taft's recommendation for tha estab lishment of a commission on Industrial relations are embodied In a bill Intro duced In th nous today by Representa tive Hughes, democrat, of New Jersey. Tha Mil la significant In view of the ex isting labor troubles at Lawrence, Mass., and other sections of ths country. In his message the president urged a commlsstoa on Industrial relatione to In quire Into th relations betweea em ployer and employee, and the various methods tried for maintaining peaceful conditions In tbs Industrial world. Th Hughes bill Is similar to on to be Introduced la tbe senate by Senator Borah, which would provide for a commission of nln to serve without compensation. Ths Department of Com merce snd Labor would be authorised to co-operate with tbe commission and tba latter would Include not less than two em ployers of labor and two representative of organised labor. Th commission would Inquire Into "the general conditions if labor In ths principal Industrie In th United States:, together with an Inquiry hit tb metsct. employed In foreign countries tor th maintenance of peace In th Industrial world House and senate committees on labor soon will hold hearing on th Ml la Authorized Interview Fresemti Ad Tantares of Work of Permanent Comaunion. ISSUE PUT UP TO THE PEOPLE Urges Party to Giro Finn Basis to ProtectiTe Pbficy. ' WOULD FIX SATES ACCUXATXLT Difference in Costs of Production Shonld Be Measure. PRESENT WAY HAS JLA5T EVILS Casysteasatlo Methods ' at Patch Sehewatr Ones Wide tvesss fee? Perjmrr and Other Fraad svad far Sordid fell ties. -eVvUdfitt The Weather FOR NEBRASKA Generally fair and Somewhat colder. FOR. lOWA-Fair and continued cold. -Tempers! ere at Oauits Yesterday. .... .... .... M :-:H K . II ...St ... a a .... M ... ... .... M Comparative Lowed Reeeeg. High-, y-urday.:..;....."?!:.?? Lowest yesterday , Mean temseratar..... i Precipitation . '. x Temperature and erecrpliaUoa depar ture from tbe normal; Normal temperature ..L..........., M Doricisaey for ths day...... n Total excess Normal rainfall..... ... stolen Deficiency for th day at inch Total rainfall si ace March 1..TT4J inches leflctency sine March 1....U 17 lncke Station sad Skate Temp. High- Raia- esmrts tree tastensa at f P. M. ' of WeaTher. Ts.ni. set. fan. Cnerenne, part eioudy., 14 ' 14 . Davenportr dear.,........; M M ,SS Denver, tloudy it ( H .) Des Moinea, part cloady.. Mm.) lender, pan cloudy . North Platte, clear M M ' M Omaha, snowing i e t Pweteo, part cloudy M M . Raped City, deudr... M M . Salt Lake City, cloudy.. 44 K . . hante Fe, dear . 44 . fihertsan. part doody. . 4 14 .tt Woem Ctty, dear M . Vaietitiae,. part cloudy. MUM United States Files Replies to Answers . . of Steel Combine TRBNTON, N. J., Feb. t.-Th United Btate government today filed In th Vmts4 States district so art her a repll caUsn Is th answers af tha United States Mel eorperalloa and she Itrtyfiv other defendant in th suit by ths government for th dissolution of th steel corpora' tlon. . - -i .! - ' . ' . There are nln separata replications Identical In language. , They are In answer to the nine distinct snswers filed by th defendants Individ ually and In groups. Ths replications are purely formal and say that tb goyernment "doth snd. will aver, maintain and prove Ita petition to be true, certain and sufficient In law to the answers of the defendants." Th repiloationa are signed by District Attorney John B. Vreeland, Attorney General George W. IKIckeraham and Spe cial Counsel John it. Dickinson and HsnrV E. Coltoo. Sherman Not Decided On as Running Mate : for. President Taft WASHINGTON. Feb. . - Reports widely circulated last night that Vice President James 8. Sherman bad prac tically been decided on as a running mate for President Taft before the republican national convention were denied ' today by party Isadora. It was learned at tha White House that President Taft did not discuss ths question of Mr. Sherman's candidacy with William Barnes, jr.. republican stats chairman of New Tork, who was a Whits House dinner guest Tuesday night Denial alas was made today than any member of President Taft's cabinet had come out In support of th sit president for renomJ nation- v Mr. Sherman himself saw tb president for a moment today. Asked it he had anything to say about ths report, be said: "No. Mr, not a word." Sneed Jury Unable to Agree; Seven to, . Five for Acquittal TOkT WORTH. Tax., Feb. B.-Stand-tng seven tor acquittal and five tor con viction, tb lury which tried John Beat Sneed for tb murder of Captain A. O. Boyce. th aged Panhandle cattle king, was discharged today. Sneed. a wealthy banker of Amartlla, Tex., believed Cap tain Boyce had tried to assist his son. Al Boyce, ra abducting Mrs. Sneed. and shot Captain Boyce in a Forth Worth hotel. Tba lury waa out 111 hours. TWENTY-FIVE EXECUTIONS FOLLOW REVOLT IN PRISON LAREDO, Tex-, Feb. Ml Thirty-six Uvea waa tha penalty of yesterday' re volt In the penitentiary at Monterey, Mex. according to Incoming passengers today. These passengers said that six of th ptlsuuei were killed during th out break: and twenty-five other, regarded a rtogliadnrs. war execs ted at odoek There war ahowt 10 pilsuums In the instltalion. Last ajghr naoru said the warden of ths penitentiary was among ths satin. The passsiisiiirs were unable t eescrTbe la what manner tb remaining five vic tim war allied, but tt M assumed they-, were among ths aamber alaia as the first rush of revolting ssiswisr. NEW TORK, Feb. ra-Presidant Taft has given an authorised Interview on tariff-making. It Is entitled. 'Common Senas Against Haphaaard Methods,' and appears In th current Issue of the Out look. It was secured by a special repre sentative of the Outlook and la, In part, aa follow: "Not that I wish to see the tariff ques tion mad th mere foot ball of poiltlca, ' President Taft explained; we have bad too much of that already. But I should like to have the people of th United States pass their deliberate Judgment oa the issue as It haa been msda un with I a lb last year th difference between the common sense way and tha haphaaard way of making a tariff law. As you know, I am a believer in the republican policy of protection. I want to see tt continued; but I also want to see our party strengthen tt by. giving It an un derpinning which cannot be swept away by th first passing flood of popular sen timent. Haw. Maks a Gawd) Tariff. "And this purpose could be accom- pllstied, first, by fixing th rate at fig ures not dictated by a group of domeatlo producer for thdr own enrichment and granted In exchange for party "support, but based oA ths difference between the I cost of production here and the cost of production abroad, ascertained by mean which preclude all doubt of tit sub stantial accuracy of the ealmilaUon. "Second, by establishing en a perma nent foundation th machinery for col lecting th data of cost, so that It sen be In continuous operation and Its work ever more and mora easily don. Thlt machinery, I need not tell you, should be in charge of a -tariff commission or board, corresponding In a general way with th nonpartisan tariff board w now have, "Nothing could do more to prevent a ferment than th very plan w are now considering. Hitherto we hav seen ths whole tariff structur torn to pieces and rebuilt whenever there hag bean a change of parties In control at Washington, and even eemetlmea whan- the- same .party haa remained responsible, but th per sonnel of ths group In command has changed. Such overhauling arc always accompanied by a more or less-violent convulsion of, business, followed by a stat f stagnation protracted through ths whole period while th outcem continue at all In doubt. Th new bill la talked about tor a long time before It I framed; there are extended hearing In committee, end afterward a series of secret sessions behind barred door and debates at aom length on the floor of congress; and after all these titer Is a possible In terval of ten daya during which. It the bill la supected of being distasteful to ths president. Its fats at bis bands remains uncertain. At th committee hearings ax part statements ars presented by men pecuniarily Interested In th several trsdes snd Industries which are liable to b affected by the proposed legislation. Everybody with an axe to grind wither brings tt to congress himself or trie to Influence that body through aa agent on the ground. In every Instanoo ths length of tint which has elapsed since , tb last revision, and th changes of conditions In various Unas of production and com merce In tha Interval, rouse a general dread leat there be heavy increases of duty In on quarter or deep cuts In an other; and, unhappily, a feeling has widely prevailed that the decision where to make tuch Increases and. cuts would be reached. 'not by a calm consideration of the merits of each case, but by a log rolling or back-scratching process; Evils of Present System. "Such unsystematic ways of patching- a tariff together open wide the avenues for perjury and other fraud, for special plead ing, for appeals to the most sordid po litical motives, for th exercise of gross favoritism and tb wreaking of petty revenges, and hav given rise erea f charge of bribery and Investigation shadowing th good repute of men high In ths councils of ths nation. la It a Pleasant reflection that such an atmos phere I liable to continue eurrounding our tariff legislation Indefinitely' "What have we to offer as a substitute? A system which keeps always at th dis posal of congress, and open to th people a chart of th world's producing' activities. oorrectsd almost from day to day. Tba change noted In tbs foreign coat of production of various eommodities are doubtless Individually slight; In on case thsy may swing, pwdulum-lika. a little Oils way and a little thai, ending their agitation at about tba same point where It began. In another, there may be a steady trend to one aid for a while, due to causes not d if flea It to discover through the machinery of the tariff board; hut by tha time tbe divergence has become so marked and continued so long as to make a change In thla schedule desirable. vsnbody will bo prepared for tt and eat estimate Just about how much of a Chang R ought to be. i Mo Daaarer to Heme ladaatrfe. "I am not annundful of the argument made by some timorous critics that the affect of reducing oar tariff to what they call the 'competitive' beat win bs that It will readily drop below that, and cans ear saarkst to be flooded with aheap ly nuda toroigai goods, that oar pfwdaosrs will be drtvwn out of bnsinass by In sufficient protection. Wall, there are two answers to that. Tb first l that the platform whoa promise we are trying to fulfill dour net contemplate each a cot In rates as would cripple any Amer icas imruetry. It take serouat of th GEOPOE WASHINGTON WAS A BPAVE MAN. BUT- CouUuued on Second Page.) v5 From the Minneapolis Journal. PEKING TR00PS IN REVOLT Portion of Tnaa's Arm Sets Fir to , t Number of Homes. HUKukzBS OP SHOPS LOOTED Rioters Farads Streets aad Shoot la , dlserlmlaately lata Crowds aad alldlagswFeTslgaers :i.;e'.w- a v J PtKJNO, China, Fsb. M A revolt has broken not among a portion f Tnsn Shi Ksl'l troop,' some hundreds of whom started a riot this evening at t 'clock. Thsy WTckd and sst, fir to a number of bouse and' paraded th streets, shoot Ing Indiscriminately. A strong fore of loyal soldier has been ordered out and la endeavoring ts raster order in tu city. Th streets are crowded and ths great est alarm prevails among ' ths - Inbab- Itanta Ths mutineers at M o'clock this even ing ' numbered about 1009. ' Hundreds of shops already hav boon looted. - Mash Reckless' eheatla. Much reckless shooting occurred outside th CWsnman gate of tb Forbidden City, near which tb legation quarter Is sit uated. Inside th city proper th situation Is Ulflstlst and It Is hoped by ths author ities that order will be restored by mid' night , ' Tbs rioters claim that their wages bavs not been paid. A shell fired from on of tb guns In th hand of th mutineers fell within ths confine of th American legation, butlt did not explode- ' Foreigners In tb capital art being brought Into their respacttv legations.. Powers A are with America. " WASHINGTON. Feb. S.-CnglndJtua-sia, Germany and Japan hav a responded favorably to Secretary Knox's invitation to place themselves on record with the United States for th continued Integrity of China and Joint action without seeking individual advantage la any concerted movement of th powers which may be come necessary In tb present dlsturb- sncea. . - Franca, Italy and Austria, to whom copies of th note were sent at the same time, have not responded. Th Interchange wa called forth by Secretary Knox's letter on February i to Count von Bernetorff, fh ambassador from Germany, In which ths views and lb attttund of (ho United States toward ths situation la China were made a sub ject of record. Diplomat Interpreted to sots as an Indication that Germany and ths United States wer agree and would stand to gether to continue th integrity of China. Fourteen Persons Hurt When Trolley Sleepers Overturn ST. Lot'lM, Feb. . Fourteen passen gers wer Injured when a sleeper train of three car on th Illinois Traction system was derailed and turned over In a ditch at Ben Id. 111., fitly mils north- least ut St. Louis early today. A report from the company's divisional headquarters- at disunion. III,, was that every pasaaitgsr on th train wtt hurt th most serious Injury bring thst ol a man Who noss was broken. Ths other pssssngsrs, among them sev tral women, were out and braised when the cars turned turtle. The train consisting of a motor car, the Peoria sleeper end th Springfield sleeper, rsn .Into a derailing switch. Motorman K. D. Clark reported that his air brake failed to week when he tried to stop at tbe awltch. ' The motor car and the Peoria sleeper nest to II rolled Into a ditch and turned bottom, upward. The rear Springfield sleeper turned on Its side. Three of th Injured who wer brought to St. Louis ware Fred Cordon, Cham paign, III.: George Gordon, Irbana, III, and A. Kelly,. Bloomlngton, III, all of whom were bruised. Three Women Hurt ' in Rock Island Wreck Near Atkinson, HI, KEWANEK, III., Feb. M.-MIss F. M. Ellis, Scrsnton, Pa; Mra W. R. K seres. Decatur, and Mra. Mains, Dos Moinea, war Injured when ' three Pullmans oa Rock Island eastbound limited train No. went Into a deep ditch near Atkinson, I1L, north of here, at o'clock today. Several other passengers wer hurt, but none seriously. CHICAUO, Fsb. .-At ths Chicago, Rock Island dc Pacific general cfflces here it wss ssld ths wrack occurred three mile east of Atkinson, III., and that no on waa seriously Injured. All of the passengers In the derailed section of the train wer transferred to other coaches and proceeded to Chicago, Five cars were derailed. A broil en rail Is believed to hsvs caused th accident. Seven Frozen to ' Death in Blizzard " in the Southwest DALHART. Tex. Feb. 3 At least in northwest Texas and eastern New Mexico, lost their Uvea in a stroma that swept across th Texas Panhandle Sunday. Passengers arriving oa delayed train her today declare there wer two deaths at Romero. Tex.; twe at Amstad: two at Naravisa, N. M, and on death near Dalhsxt. fa each case ths victim had goo oa th rang to oar tor cattle suffering m the Mlssard. CHICAGO WILL VOTE FOR PRESIDENT AT PRIMARY CHICAGO, Feb. M.-A pr prexorano vote win be taken at tbe sprmg primary bar April a County Judge Owens, who . haa Juris- dtclton over th election machinery made today. COMMISSI0N1DECISI0N SOON Supreme Court Intimates. Will Giro ' Opinio". Saturday. - GOKEK ' THOMAS WINS CASE Bar Association -Bars Wickersham's Negro Assistant WASHINGTON, Feb. . -Attorney Gen eral Wlcherehant Is ssssing to prevent tb American Bar ass rls tlon from oust ing W. H. Lewis, his negro assistant. from membership. ' Lewis was sleeted about a year ago, hut the executive com mltte of th association whea It snet hers January t passed a resolution rescinding th election. - INQUEST IN SWIFT CASE WILL NOT BE REOPENED MILWAUKEE, Wax, Feb. 3. -The rec ord of the inquest Into th death f Her bert L Swift, son of tbe lets Oustavus F. Swift, th packer, baa been sent to Coroner Hoffman of Chicago by Coroner Nahln. Swift died October n tML oa a train la Milwsakao county, having started on a bunting trip. Ths inquest resulted ha a verdict of death from heart failura Rumors of a more or tsss ssnsstlnntl kftatora eoacsraina tho pus si Ms snanar f Mr. Swtft' death bars been current. "The Inquest will not be reopened unless a request for aneh actio la mad by Coroner Hoffman." said Coroner Nahln. CHICAGO. Feb. 2. Coroner Pvter Hoff man today declared that ha had no pres ent Intention of seeking to Swift esse. press tssrt Af firms' Jedsrsseat fee Daasaaws Ulven la District Trlhsaral Uat laa Coaat '. ' Jadgmeate J tnrsaed. (From a staff t'orrrsvondentl 1 tlNCOl",-Neb.. Fsb. a -(specter. V- Tba supreme court handed down a num ber t opinions todsy, non of them, however. In cast of ttatswMs Importance. Ths Omalia commission charter case was not In tb list though ths court intimated a division In this matter might b ex pected pocled Saturday morning though tha written opinion In ths case would not b prepared at that time, th court simply snnouncing Its findings. Ths case which will attract tba moat attention Is that of Oomer Thomas against Peter YV. Shear from Harlan county. Thomas was a csndldat for county at torney, having received th endorsement of both parti. Shear, however, sst out to defeat him and In pursuance of that effort circulated an attack on th record of Thomas as county attorney and also attacked his standing a a lawyer. A number of ease war cited In which it la surged ths county had bee worsted by reason of the alleged neglect or In competency of Thorns. Two of them war action regarding taxes and another was ths Lucas murder ess, takwi to Phelps county on a chants of venue. Th cont inents In ths circular put out by Shear were decidedly pointed and tbs charges of a mosct serious character. Thomas sued for libel and recovered a verdict f S3.M la ths lower court, which lit supreme court affirma Dstaa-la Jasgmeata Affirmed. , Tha cas of Edmund Haaaa, from Doug las county, in which h recovered ts ne at es of tl.ae from ths American Transfer company and Fred Busch, for Injuries received, wss affirmed. Ida L. Haas against th Mutual Lit Insurance company Is reversed for the second time and goes hack to Dougiaa county for retrial, la the lower court tb plaintiff obtained a Judgment en in surance pobdes. Th Farmer' sad Merchants' Irrigation company against 8. J. Hill, from Dawson county, is affirmed. In thla cas th Irri tation company sued for water rental and upkeep expenses, and th court held in It opinion that a purchaser of land from an. owner who holds a water right wilU an Irrigation company and who takes a plain warranty deed la which no mention Is made of the water right, and who re fuses to accept water, to not bald person ally Hsbls for tbe water right or mala- BRITISH MINERS SUSPEND WORK Efforts of Oorernment to Effect a Settlement of Wag Dispute is Without sUsnlts. sfTUTOS MCT ABE AITECTEO Each Side Says Other Sefased to Ucke As Concessions. kahboad tnnos wni assist Trainmen Kafnso to Handle Son uioi Coal or Troop Trains. CrOYEVsNaTEgT PREPARES TO ACT Arraaaoaaeats Mad to Barry Leg tssattsns Which Will Compel Reewmptlea f " Predae. ' ties of Coat, x LONDON, r,. M.-1'pwards of three Quarters of a muTlon coal miners hsd hud down their tools and gone on stria by J o'clock this sfternoon, when tbe day shift In th mine ended. Ths army of striking colliers swelled hourly through cut tba morning, when It became known that aowetxtesseat had been reauhsd. Msetftits war held by ths local miners' federation aad the coal owners' aaaoela tlon lets In the morning, but they ap parently only resulted hi a reiteration of th refuse! of th participants to budgs from then' respective positions. Further meet lets were announced tor this afternoon, but little la expected ts tesult from them, and as a consequence the cabinet, which ssst thla morning, com pleted sUTMgemsrft to hurry legislation which may prove asetssary In order to compel a reeutuptloa sf work. A number of meetlags of railroad anv' ploys passed reaolvrleae pledging them- ' selves ts abstala from handling troop train sad coal produced ay noa-uulon-: hns. Some Pisspasl of Settlessest. tt It stated thla sventtig with some show of authority thst there la a prospect of a break la th deadlock betweea the coal: swnsra and th miners. Premier Aeouitb hss submitted a new yropsssl to tha; miner who. It I asserted, bavs now att--nlfled their willingness to begot has on the euestloa of safeguards which ths owners d ems nd a corollary to ih establish-, meet of a minimum waga Mr. Asqulth I said n have given an' assurance to th miners" delegatss that means would , b found to compel th minority of the coal owner to fall Into Un with th majority en th qaesUon of tb onoesstoa of minimum wag. DEI MOIXES MH SERt) TRwVBLB Head af lews Mlalnsr temseay Ex pects Steih la less. DES MOINES, la.. Feb. Sk-Th walk, out of EngtlSb miners Is expected to bs followed shortly aftor April I by a strlko of svel hurdred thousand American mmera, taoludlng tha 9km empolyed la the Iowa field, syoordltg to Thomas Ray, president of SB Iowa n-lnlng eoorpaay, to day. 'Tilt Wags teal ggrsssnsnt ' expiring April'' 1 will be taken up at th meeting of th miner of Iowa March 11 "We expect tit greatest stilks ws hav ever hsd In th eenal field," said Mr. Hay. "C .million seem to be rips tor such a contest between the miners snd operat ors and th e seriousness of the strtk .' Will bs Increased by th high soot of living. It looks ss If th miners would bs a unit in walking out on the expira tion of their agreements, and we are looking for a prolonged auspsaslea f work In ths low fields.' i MRS. KATE AMbS GIVEN DECREE OF DIVORCE V LONDON. -Feb. .-Mrs. Kat Ann wa granted a decree of divorce todsy from her husband. Hug Amos, tbs au thor, who wa in law privet secretary to Julian Pauncefot at tb British lega tion at Washington. Mr. Ames withdrew his defense to th suit. - Ths divorce ass claimed by airs. Ames on ths ground of slleged misconduct ami desertion by her hurband and of mar rtag with Flora Nortbssk-Wllsoa in America, which she assarted waa bits mo ua. Mr. Asms bad obtained a divorce from his first wife la Idaho, but aha claimed that In deem wa not valid lo England. i ' ,. EIGHT NEGROES DROWNED WHEN RIVEfy STEAMER SINKS NEW ORLEANS, Feb, -The lares Mississippi river packet steamer J. L. Trudeau burned to th water's edge and sank at t o'clock this morning at Saint , Oabrlel. MS miles above New Orleans. . Eight negroes, member of th crew, are missing and are believed to hav seen s drowned. Green Lose Lead. Barton L. Green of Linools will not ob tain a piece of saline land la Lancaster county for which he brought msadamus proceeding against Land Commstslentr Cowtes, and in which th lower court or dered a deed to Issue. Th supreme court lever ses and dismiss the ease. Th mad hi controversy .had been under lease dur ing his lifetime to William Robertson. On his death neither his heir ner the ad ministrator knew anything about th Isase and permitted default m payment ts th state A registered letter containing notice of default waa mailed to William Robertson. Commissi oner Cowle sot knowing that h a dead. Ths totter wa receipted par by a son of the same name, who, not knowing to what tho notice referred, neg lected to look after th matter. Th Rea artsoa lease was Ihsrefnr cancelled and Orasa paid tb lease monsr aad sis lass I tba hud. To admtetatratmr of tbe Koh- soa estate finally heard af th mattst aad sroogrht the etrcuwutaacss ts the at tention of Land Commission sr Cewlee, whs infused to appro tho ne -4 iCoaUaued ea Second Pagaj ' Vacant Rooms bring you no money. If yon Lave one or more living rooms which are now unoccupied you are losing money if yoa do not place a want ad in. The Bee. 'These little messages reach the peo ple who wish to rent, comfortable rooms. 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