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VOL. XLI-NO. 293.
OMAHA, FBIDAY MORNING, MAY 24, 1912 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE OOPY TWO CENTS.
;: HOLD POSITIONS
Bttle of Rellano Stopped by Dark
Beta, Renewed With the Coming
- of the Dawn.
FEDERAL LOSS SAID 10 BE HEAVY
Insurgent Said to Have Advantage
Over Ann? of Madero.
5R0ZC0 REPULSES TEE REGULARS
One Hundred and Fifty, or More of
Government Ken Killed.
BATTLE WAGED THREE HOURS
Eagagwsaeat th , (Mamas at Twa
Week Hard March la Three. h
tka Desert mr Hart he ra Part
t OILLCTUS. .
BELLAXO. Mexico. Hay 3. After
; ' 1 ' va i.u ui vi hwi in mmiia wi
. tween th Mexican federal and rbl
armies, reports from tha rebel front
seemed to Indlcau a alight advantage
. over the army ot Madera. Tbe insur
rectos hod firm their positions, captured
several federal guns and repulssd a fed
era! attempt at flanking.
The fighting of yesterday la declared to
have resulted ta a loss of lit or mora
government troop. It la claim ad Oroaoo
drove off a federal cavalry charge with
. great' ket to the assailant.
AT FKDERAL FRONT. Near Rellano,
Mexico. May Fighting between the
main rebel and federal armlea was re-
newed at daybreak. The government
M.tm..na muiuJ HK afcam art II la rV flra
T There quick raeponaa from the rebel
front, which seems well fortified. To
day's battle la expected ta mark tha turn
ing point In tba Mexican rebellion.
When tilght Interrupted yetrdy'a en
gagement It appeared aa If tba rebel had
been slowly disorganised by tha Ceroe
artillery fire from the government front
The federal count upon their ton range
t uni to drive tha enemy back mn ue
northwest la much tha aama manner of
the battle at Conajo a week to under.
- v The encaement t ta eUmaz at two
(week at hard marahlag through the
fdeaert Blalna ot northern Mexico by the
IMS federate under General Huert. Re
pairing bridge and oonatructlng prac-
whlch bad beaa taken by tha retreating
rebel, tha government troop have
pushed their way 1M mile north ot Tor
reoa to the battle tjreond. Ta Uwurrao
tos, under General Oroaoo, are believed to
number I.OOS men.
' Avald Flaht aa Bareer.
' EL PASO. Tex.. May St. Benor tor.
ante, tlx Mtxtca eensul bar, aaaaaaoed
tonight that he had directed the federal
-rotgroae aa Otardarag- wmaw asatttt'
ward and avoid any conflict near the
American border. He also daciarad a
fighting would occur near Juars If the
Mexican govern neeat could prevent It. a
tha plan of tba federal It ultimately ta
surround Juares with as large a tore
as to fore a bloodless surrender.
Ramon Munoa wa arrested by Texas
rangers today on a warrant charging aim
with kidnaping Messrs. Blatt and Con
verse, twa American boy from Texas soil
trior than a year ago. Tha boy war In
Madero' rabal army and war arrested
by the Mexican federal author! tie while
returning ta El Paso. The boy pro
duced evidence to show they war ar
rested on Texas soil and on demand of
tha United State were ordered released
. from the Juares Jail by President IMas of
' Munos coma to this side at the river
during th fighting at Ouadalsap be
tween rebel and federals Monday.
Ship in the World,
HAMBCRO, May B.-Tne Hamburg
American Una' new mammoth trans
atlantic steamer Imperator, the biggest
vesel In th world was . successfully
launched her today. Emperor W US ism
acted as sponsor. Johannea But hard,
lord mayor of Hamburg, delivered an ad
dress on tha recant great development
In ship building. -
The launching weight at tha Imperator
was S9,7K tons, but when completed It is
believed It will displace about t3,o tons.
Among tha Innovation Introduced Into
the new vessel as a result of the Titanic
tragedy th company has determined to
swing out-board th lifeboat In which
room is provided for every soul carried
by the steamer. The Imperator will carry
three aire leas operators thus providing
for continuous service. Th dynamo for
the illumination of tha vessel and for the
wireless apparatus I to be carried above
the water Una. Th Imperator also will
carry two first officers, ana ot whom
will be solely responsible tor th naviga
tion and security of tha
on King of Italy
ROME. May 3--King Victor Emanael
told the members of tha Panama-Pacific
exposition commisaloB today that be
hoped that tba Italian government would
do lie beet to bar tba country worthily
represented at Ban Francisco. Th king
cordially greeted tha eotnmiesioners. wh
under the leadership of John Hays Haia
moii'l arrived today and war met by
Post Wheeir. secretary of tha American
embassy ; Lieutenant Colonel George M.
. Ltuna. military atache: Commander An
drew T. Long, United. Mates. Navy
carat -attache, and William A. New-
Th commissioners called aa Ambas
sador O Brie and Immediately afterward
were received by th king. The audience
It sled three-quarters of aa hour.
- The coraralaatonere were afterward re
ceived by the Marquis Antonio Dt 8an
Glullana. minister of foreign affaire, and
wf Ernest Nathan, major of Bom. -
FIGHT MOYESTQHEW JERSEY
Taft and Roosevelt Begin Battle for
PRESIDENT BEGINS AT CAMDEN
H Will Caatlaa f pea In a Tear li
'. til Ope. lag mt Pells Meat Two,
day WMaaa Will Oat Deaf
NEWARK. N. J., May .-President
Taft and Colonel Roosevelt today moved
on New Jersey tor their next state cam
paign for delegate to th national con
vention. Tha battle for th twenty-eight
representatives this state will send to
Chicago opened last night, when Senator
ta Foilette 'spoke at Jersey City and
Wast Hoboken. Colonel Roosevelt Is the
next candidate on th field, coming Into
th state this morning for a series of
speeches that will close tonight at Jersey
City. Th president will open his cam
paign at Camden tonight
A large part ot th campaigning will
be by automobile, and both President
Taft and Colonel Roosevelt will spend
several night In New York, setting out
each morning to cover the thickly popu
lated part of th stats within th com
Governor Wilson It th only candidate
named on th democratic ballots, but the
governor's campaign commutes Is opposed
by a strong anti-Wilson organisation
which Is trying to elect "uninttructed"
Th primaries are next Tuesday. Twenty-tour
delegates will be chosen from the
twelv congressional districts and four
delegates at large by th total vote ot
La Pollute Waate Vale.
ELIZABETH. N. J.. May a. -Senator
La Foilette In hit campaign speech
her today assailed Colonel Roosevelt
bitterly and President Taft hardly less
1 want your votes. If you will give
them to me. on principle."' th aenttor
aid. 'The balance ot power In tbe Chi
cago convention wtlljle in a handful of
vote, and If I have them neither Taft
nor Roosevelt will get the nomination.
Th time to decide this Is now, for there
win b a chsnge In the condition of the
people, if their vote era cast for cither
Prcdleta Clark's Naaslaatlaa
MINNEAPOLIS. May B.-"I am tlrel
of hearing about lavish expenditure for
Chsmp Clsrk. We an going to nominal
him oa th tint ballet and wa are going
to do It with remarkably littles money
rw hava bad ta.OOS to data." This la
th substance. In part ot a statement
Issued bar today by Fred T. Dubois of
Idaho, a Clark manager.
"Wa hava S9S Clark delegate already
elected," he said, " and from th con
ventions yet to be held w are certain
ta get IS more, making a total ot 130
straight Clark delegate."
Mr. Dubois eonoadet 210 vote ta Wil
son, 1 ta Underwood, t to Harmon, r
to Marshall, tt to Baldwin and at ta
Burke. .,' ' .
. for General Strike
LONDON, May 11-Th National ex
ecutive commute of tha Transport
Workers' Federation hat decided upon a
general strike commencing tonight I
support of th Thames lightermen In
their dlsputs with th employer and also
to enable the federation to endeavor to
djust Its own grievances.
Repreaanatlvca from every port In the
United Kingdom war present at the
meeting of the federation end a resolution
was unanimously adopted to quit work
awing ta th boycotting of member of
trade union and th "deliberate break
ing of agreement by employer."
No fewer than lM.OOo dockers, car men.
lightermen, laborers and other connected
with the docks will be Immediately In
volved In th strike and the entire trans
port work ot tha port of London will be
brought to a standstill.
Any attempt to divert traffic to other
port of the United Kingdom will be a
signal for th spread of the dlaaffectlon.
Work at some ot th London dock al
ready is paralysed and numerous vessels
laden with foodstuffs are unable to dls
chsrge their cargoes, while perishable
food I rotting In th Warehouses.
Presbyterians Do '
Not Want Women
For the Ministry
tOUISVILLE. Ky May S.-Th gen
eral assembly ot the Northern Presby
terian church today refused ta open the
way to pulpits for women candidate for
the ministry.' Th proposal was made
in an overture reported by th committee
on church polity with a recommendation
that the assembly hold "Inexpedient" the
proposed admission by presbyteries of
Reduction of the representation In th
assembly of the large Presbyteries was
provided in an overture "sent down" ta
the Presbyteries, which would reduce the
voting strength of the populous eastern
Two new synods were created by th
assembly today, that of Arisona. formerly
included la the synod of New Mexico,
and that of New England, including
Massachusetts, Rhode Island. Vermont,
New Hampshire and Connecticut Tba
assembly overrode the committee's reconv
mendatloa against "erecting" the synod
sf Arisona, having to create a third Pre
bytery to make a synod possible.
INSANE MAN FROM CLARINDA
RETAKEN AT ST. JOSEPH
ST. JOREPH. May 2J.-On account ot
th "craiy" letter which he dictated to
a public stenographer at a hotel here, a
I guest of the piece was take Into custody
I by th police. They learned be Is A- X
I Mason, who had escaped from a hospital
tar Insane at Clartdna. la. He told the
arresting officer that ha waa a detectiva
Vldtrev Killed la Rwaaeray. '
KANKAKEE. Msy -"Madam Cov
ert. ' who claimed to be tba small eat
midget In th shew wand, was killed In
a runaway accident her today. She was
traveling with a drcua. -
Nnmeroat Battles With Police Fol
low Call of General Strike Called
By Trades Unionists.
SEVERAL DEAD AND WOUNDED
'Attempt of Fifty Thousand Ken to
Enter Square Defeated.
SEVERAL STORES ARE WRECKED
Mob Turns Attention to Shop Win
dows When Driven Back. -
STRIKE IS POLITICAL MOVE
Sorlaltata Call It a Prateat Agalaat
Election at Steaetlaaary Speaker
by th Lower Maaee at
V at the Diet.
BUDAPEST, Hungary, May XL Sharp
battle between the polio and strikers
hav been frequent all over the city
throughout th morning. Two strikers
hav bees killed and many ot th pollc
and striker wounded, twenty-ttv ot th
Practically all the trade unionist work
er In Budapest, with th exception of
municipal employes, struck work this
morning aa a result ot a resolution
passed last night by th socialist union,
which prod aimed a general strike as a
Protest against the electloa ot Count
Tlsta as speaker ot th lower house.
Count Tissa Is a strong' opponent of
universal suffrage. i
Fifty thousand workmen assembled this
morning In the streets leading to parlia
ment square, all the approaches of which
were guarded by strong cordons of police.
Th strikers, finding their efforts to
obtain possession of parliament square
unavailing, started wrecking windows and
street lamp and destroying goods dis
played In the shop window Then they
began atoning th pollc, who drove them
oft repeatedly, charging with their club
The moat serious encounter occured
on Outer Wlgner street, where th
striker took possession of a big build
ing from which they fired at the police
with revolvers. After several of th po
ll cemea had been hit with bullets the
officer In charge ordered th men to re
turn the fire. ,
Several volley were find Into the
crowd, and two of th strikers war
killed and a dosen wounded.
Th strikers In the building, unable to
withstand th sharp reply of th nolle
dashed out ot doors and fled In all di
rection. Several of the street car lines hav
been suspended since morning.
Th strike has been only partly suc
cessful, man v of th factories continuing
work under aVhe protection ot detach
meat f police. , ,
Battle 4 ear Parllaaarat Hesse,
SauettW fOt lajsulvisi "flglH' fVI w reTfTrt
police and In strikers oocorred Rear tha
Psrllamtnt house this afternoon. There
ward several fatalities among th strik
ers One mounted policeman wa killed,
another fatally hurt and many strikers
The mob wracked a eonaidersble amount
of business property and set fir to tome
Most of the stores hav been closed and
troops are stationed m th principal
streets, but hitherto th Soldiers hav not
been actively employed, most of the fight
ing devolving on th Police.
is Returned Home
in an Automobile
DES MOINES. Is., May 3. -Herman
Hlrchfleld, leper suspect for several
weeks Isolated at Centervllle. la., was
secretly returned to his home In Bsy
City, Mich.. Isst night according to In
formation received her today. The trip
from Iowa wa made In an automobile
and th departure from Centervllle under
cover of night -
Although the Michigan State Board of
Health and tbe Bay City authorities had
refused Hlrchfleld, Who was a member
of the city council, admission to his
former home. Ir. Sumner, secretary of
th Iowa Board ot Health, decided that
he should not ramstrrMn Iowa.
Shortly before daylight Friday morn
ing, Hlrchfleld wis removed from the
Peat hmse and placed In an automobile,
which was beaded toward Bay City. John
Qulgley, marshal of Centervllle, and his
deputy, accompanied Hlrchfleld.
Dr. Sumner says he acted upon his
own authority In taking this radical
means of disposing of Hlrchfleld. who
cams to Centervllle to visit relstlves and
was ordered placed under auarantln by
th low health department Tbe rail
roads had refused to allow him to ride
on any but a special train.
BAT CITY. Mich.. May 3,-Mra.
Herman Hlrchfleld, wife of the sus
pected leper, said todsy that although
he had heard ber husband had left Iowa,
she bad received no word as to his
whereabouts or where he Intended to go.
Mayor Woodruff also declared that ha
waa quite certain Hlrchfleld was not in
FOR MINNESOTA DIOCESE
MINNEAPOLIS, Slay 3. -Members of
the council of the Minnesota diocese of
the Episcopal chuieh at a session today
decided to elect a suffragan bin hop to
aid Bishop Hamuei C. EdaalL Tha an
member of the council who are attending
will decide late today whether the bishop
shall be elected now or whether Ms elee
tk.a shall be postponed an til th new
council takes office.
NO LIVES ARE LOST IN
WRECK NEAR WINNIPES
WIN NT PEG. Man May a.-Report
from (he scene ot the wreck of th
Canadian Pacific I rain, the Imperial
!-lmltTd. near White River, show tbe ac
cident not to have been aa serious as at
first thought Conductor Hays and En-
jgineer Ardine were Injured. Th pes-
sengees saved themselves by breaking
j windows and climbing out t safety. No
j Ore were test" - ;
From the St. Louis Globs-Democrat.
COLONEL'S PLURALITY 25,000
District Delegates in Ohio Divided
Thirty-Two to Ten.
SIX AT LARGE ARE UNDECIDED
Later Retaras Increase Wllsoa's
Vao Marmaa la gar at bat '
Laees Ham Caaaty.
COLUMBUS, 0., May XL Scattering re
turn from th most distant district
which hav beta received within the last
"MM gUWI.'T4dTct "that' CoIoneT.Ttoose"-
velt'c delegates acquired In Tuesday's
primaries will not drop below the thirty.
twa hitherto tccorded him. Hit plurality
It about !, 1 - '
Governor Wilton of New Jersey, how
ever, bat madt slight gains and there It
a possibility that Governor Harmon's
delegates will not total more than twen
Th respective pluralities at ths csndl
date In th democratic presidential pref
erenc with practically complete returns
from all but teven counties ars M.M7 for
Wilson and 8,32s for Governor Harmon,
giving the Ohio governor a majority of
am. While tha seven counties. It Is
thought, may reduce Harmon plurality
slightly, no important changes la these
figures It expected.
Wllasa Carries Governor's raaaty.
Th governor lost bn horns county,
Hamilton. In tht First district, by a
close race, but suffered no lost of dele
gate there. Inasmuch s his opponent
had no candidates for dslegates. Cler
mont county, th horn of Lieutenant
Governor Hugh Nichols, Harmon's cam
paign manager, gave Wilson a plurality
ot 7S. Supporter ot the Ohloan are said
to be In control of the county convention,
On th basis of tabulation of delegate
to the republican atate convention. Col
onel Roosevelt apparently hat 3ST out of
7M. while Sis ara necessary to control.
Th county convention to which del-,
gate war elected Tuesday, and at which
all but twenty-three counties will name
state delegates, have net met, but esti
mate In each county accord Colonol
Roosevelt aa sd vantage, Taft supporters
do not admit this, however, and Intimate
that th president will hsvs enough
strength in the stat convention in June
to give him tlx delegates-at-larie-
Tbs total La Follett vote In the
primaries was a lit! I less than 14,000. Al
th development of any commerce In
though In one or two Instances they out
ran President Taft delegates, his can
didates for delegates did not gsln enough
votes seriously to menace any ot Colonel
Governor Harmon has lost, en of th
two delegates in the Eighteenth district.
where latest returns show Congressman
John J. Whltacre. Wilson delegate, re-
eived S.H voles over ex-Mayor Carlis'e
of Salem, representing Harmon. State
Insurance Commissioner Moore, Harmon
delegate, got 1,0(3 votea ever the other
The National Capital
Taarsday, May Sit, t!2.
Met at noon.
Finance committee authorised Senator
Fmoot to report adversely the house wool
tariff revision hill and announce that a
substitute measure would be framed.
Commerce committee considered report
of Titanic Investigation, which will be
made Slay X.
Arisona legislature In petition urged
abolition of commerce court
Met at U a. as.
Resumed consideration at Panama
1 canal adrainlstrstion-bin.
J Chsracs of official misconduct by R. Q.
! Valentine. Indian eommliiHtoner. were re-
laewed before Interior department x-
i penditorea committee.
I hy a vote of 147 to 13C the pre1etOQ tn
I the Panama bill requiring no tolls be
i charged American coastwise trade vessels
I passing through the canal was reat-
Waiting at the Church
House Passes Canal
Bill 206 to 6IS
WASHINGTON, May SL-By a vote of
Ml to Ml th house today reaffirmed lie
decision that no toll should be ohargod
American vessels engaged In coastwise
trade for passage through the Panama
canal. Th urdvlstan was bitterly fought
and the result was received with cheers.
The ctnal government bill eventually
wa passed', Xt to J. Representative
Brouastrd of Louls'Cta sought ' unsuc
cessfully to aniend th provision nre-
kiwtesfvllleats flam operamig-Ttsserl
in competition with their own line. Th
Amendment would htv made such pro
hibition apply Specifically to th traffic
through tht Panama canal. ,
BARER COUNSEL FOR CITY
Commissioners Make Appointments
to Various City Offices.
DONAHUE'S , SALARY RAISED
i. A, Rlae la Appointed City Attor
ney at Salary at gn.SOO a Veer,
tha tarn aa Baker la
Following appointments were mad by
th commissioners yesterday afternoon:
Ben F, Baker, corporation counsel.
C. F. Crowley, city chemist .
Jos Butler, gaa commissioner.
J. A. Rlne. city attorney.
' W. C. Lambert, assistant city attorney.
L. J. Te Poel. assistant cltr attorney
anB claim agent.
Fred W. Anheuaer, city prosecutor.
George 'Crsig, city engineer.
J. J. Donahue, chief ot police.
Dr. R. W. Connell, health commissioner.
Dr.'J. F. Langdon, assistant city phy
sician. Dr. Mlllsrd Langfeld. bacteriologist.
Walt Meisner, building Inspector.
The salary of Chief of Police Donahue
was raised to H.OUO a year.
eore f a nipe a Resigns.
Oeorge . L Cam pen, for nearly three
year assistant city engineer of Omaha,
hat resigned. Hit official connection Willi
tha department was severed Thursday
morning. The commissioner will not
elect a man to fill the vacancy, but City
Engineer George W. Craig will be ap
pointed city engineer and will manage
th office without an assistant.-
Campen'e resignation has been on file
for twenty day, but was not considered
under th old regime, being left for the
new commissioners. Mr. Campen haa ex
pressed a desire to retire for a year or
more. He took th position as assistant
engineer, July M, WO, coming here from
th isthmus of Panama, where he was
superintendent of public works.
'Mr. Campen haa been a most efficient
city official." said Mr. Craig. "We have
worked together without friction and I
hav always found him ready and capable
of handling anything that came up. We
regret that he haa resigned. Several offers
of good positions are bring considered by
Mr. Campen, but he haa accepted none of
them. He haa not decided whether or not
he will accept a place that will permit
him to retain hit residence la th city or
GOVERNOR DENEEN SIGNS
... THE WOODMEN RATE BILL
SPRINGFIELD. III.. May B--Governor
Deneen today approved the Woodmen
rat Mil and It will become a law on
July. I, next
- Kaaa Slaw Dlea af Waaad-
HOT SPRINGS. 8. D May a.48pe-ctal.i-Roy
B. Weatherly ef Pacta. Kan
died last night ot wounds received a
week ago. He waa a young homesteader
with a claim near Havre, Mont., and wa
trying to get home by riding Burlington
freight train and near Edgemont X. D-.
became Involved In a quarrel with an
REPORT ON TITANIC READY
Senate Committee Plaoet Responsi
bility on Captain Smith.
CENSURE FOR J. BRUCE ISMAY
British Board at Trad I Blamed
for I .a a laepertles laptala
' Lard at th Callferala la
A tea Oasarod.
.WASHINGTON. M St-Th tenat
committee an commerce today considered
tht repot t an th Titanic disaster which
tie commiit;f will submit to. lb senate
next Tuesday. It will be a sweeping ar
raignment. It I understood, of th con
duct of Ih officers, especially Captain
Smith, under which, the great vessel
swept along through ths Iceberg ere to
Its doom with Its Immeni Ins of Ufa
Th report wa framed largely by Sen
ator William Alden omlih ot Michigan,
th chairman ot Hi subcommittee that
conducted the Invattlgstlon.
Th report, It Is said, will severely criti
cise Captain Smith as mainly reaponalblt
for the dlr-aster because ef fallur to
herd ths warnlnga of olhsr vessels; th
Biltlth Board ot Trad for lax Inspection;
J. Uiuco Ismay, who was a passenger,
and will point lu the Isck of discipline In
Ihs lime ot danger. Captain Lord of the
Ctlifurnian will figure in the responsibil
ity because of fsllure to tsks ntoesssry
steps when near the Titanic, whose rocket
signals of distress wr tees aboard th
Congress will be ttked to reward Cap
tain Hoslron of th rescue tblp Carps
President la Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA. Pa., May -Prt-
dent Taft who arrived here this morning,
will spend I he entire day In Philadelphia
leaving at p. m. for Camden tn
open hi New Jersey campaign.
The president's program for tha day
called for an address of welcome ta th
delegate from thirty nation to th
twelfth International Congress ot NavIgS'
tlon and luncheon aa the guest of Wll
llsm L. Gorges, grand muter ot ths
Mssonle order In Pennsylvsnla. Moot of
the afternoon will be spent by th pre si
dent In the Mssonic temple to witness a
special Masonic ceremony.
Marconi Sues Berlin
Newspaper for Libel
BERLIN. May .-Wllllan Marconi and
O. C. Isaacs, managing director ot Mar
coni's Wireless Tslepraph company, Ltd..
hav taken legal action against tha newt
paper Welt Am Montag for libel con
tained In an article accusing thsm of
exploiting th Titanic cataatroph tor the
company a benefit of holding out news
for tale, etc.
O'BRIEN WILL DIE FOR
MURDER OF DR. CLARK
MEXICO CITT, May B.-Lawrence I.
O'Brien was sentenced today to suffer
the death penalty for the murder a year
ago of Dr. Hall P. Clark, a dentist, hy
shooting. Th crime was the result of
a quarrel which took place In Dr. Clark's
office. Both men had been residents
here for a long time. O'Brien wa for
several years connected with th sport
ing fraternity of this dty. Dr. Clark
wss a graduate from the College of Phy
sics ns In Chicago.
SECOND MESSAGE ON
WASHINGTON. . May SL-PreahSsnt
Taft responding to a resolution by Sen
ator Hitchcock, today eent to the senate
a second message on the reported ac
tivity of Japanese la the vicinity of Mag
dalen Bay. Mex. The president trans
mitted all ot ths correspondence between
th Stat department and tbe A merles n
syndicate, which owned the land It was
proposed to transfer to a Japaneae fish
ing ooenpany. This correspondence was
briefly set forth la th first message.
BEET S0GAR DEAL
IS TOLD JN COURT
Morey Tells of Purchase of Colorado
Plant and Its Removal to
, Scott's Bluff. ;
LETTER TO HAVEKEYER READ
Reimbursed for Price by Great West
era Sugar Company. ;
RAILWAY AFFAIR BROUGHT UP
Flat Refusal to Sell Considered In-
, advisable by Chief.
TALES OF PRICIS OF BEETS
la Wlaete-ra-Tw Oreeley aad Leve
ies Paid ' Lea Than Statea '
, Factory, Bat tjaatatlaaa
are Smw I nforos. .
NEW YORK, May E. Montana aa a
beet sugar territory tnd th part thtt
ths American Sugar Refining company
Played there came In for inquiry today
it the hearing ot the case la equity. In
stituted by the government to cause th
dissolution of the ugr trust.
Chester 8. Mvrey. president ef th
Great Weitern Sugar company of New
Jersey and chief agent of the let H. O.
Havemeyer In the western beet sugar
country, wa a wlinri today.
Tht Great Western Sugar company
owns a factory at Billings, Mont., and It
was th method used In acquiring this
plsnt that was told today.
Within thre months alter Mr. Hav.
mever'a attention bid been called to tha
Billings company th Agricultural In
vestment company, a Havemeyer concern.
tied acquired a controlling share In th
slock, th witness said. He admitted
that tn election bed been held, the local
men removed, and h tnd other of Hav
mejer't men hid been elected directors.
aae Mat rbaaared.
Th plant Is. still run under th asm
of lh Billings Sugar company, although
sine WW It entire stock hat been owned
by the Great Western Sugar company.
said Mr. Morey. .
Mr. Moray ssld I he property of th
Billings company was not tskaa over In
the aim manner a th Colorado com
panies, because "certain corporation re
quirement of Montana would hav mad
it too expansive.'
Mr. Morey was nest questioned snout
th purchas of a factory, at Ames,
Colorado. Mr. Knapp Introduced a letter
October II, 1S07, from Mr. Morey to Mr.
Havemeyer, which slated that th ma
chinery at Ames was in good condition
tnd th factory could probably b bought
for some less than StWvOtd.
Th letter In part read:
"Tou know I am not ' favorable to .
building any more sugar factorial just
at tht prtssnt time, but It occurs to me
that tf this plant toe t a sacrifice, 1
It weuld be wis for ut te control It tvta
it wt did not touck It for a year at two,
at It will prevent some one els from get
ting possession ot It snd perhaps mov
ing It to some more desirable location.'
Moved ta Heatt'e Blaff.
Mr. Morey aetd th A me plant wa
purchased by him and moved to Scott
Bluff and the Scott's Bluff Sugar com
pany organised. He said ha used hit
own money to purchase this place, but
wat reimbursed by the Great Western
Sugar company. The wltnesa aald tha
Great Western railway operated alxty
miles of. track, connecting the bast sugar
factories at Loveland, Longmoat Wind
sor and Eaton, Th cspltsl stark at th
railroad, Mr. Morey aald. waa purchased
by th Ureal Western Sugar company la
ISO. One ahara ot the Great Wester
Sugsr company wss given In exchange
tor two of the railway.
Counsel for the government Introduced
two letter from Mr. Havemeyer to Mr.
Morey concerning th effort of President
Trumbell at th Colorado Southern rail- '
road to purchase the Great Western rail
way. Although In the first latter Mr.
Hsvemeyer Insisted that he would not
sell the railroad. In his last letter, dated
December A I9D-). he said:
"In view of aur close relation with
the railroad It will serve no good pur
pose to give Mr. Trumbell a Rat refusal."
Mr. Morey said th Great Western com
pany waa organised with a majority of
th director serving In a similar capacity
with lb American Sugar Refining com
pany. The wltne wa questioned at Inngth
aa to the prices paid for beet. He said
that In I902 tha Oreeley and Loveland
plants' wer paying KM a ton, whll tha
Eaton factory was paying SS. In 1SQ3,
he said, all th factories paid SS a ton.
Th price now I StiM a ton, he said, and
bonuses ara gives for high-proof beet
One Match tn Taaraey.
Ths only match played off la th orm
eolation round of th high school boys,
spring singlet tourney Wednesday after
noon was between Kenneth Craig and
Morris Ogle at Happy Hollow, th former
winning out by a score ef S-t, t-L
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