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VOL. XLll-NO. 127I.
OMAIIA, FRIDAY MORNING,
&T3 - TWELV K 1?A KS.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
RAISE THEIR RATES
Proposition for Flat Increase
Five Per Cent in All Freight
MORE REVENUE IS NEEDED
Changed Conditions Add Qreatly to
CONDUCTORS' DEMAND REFUSED
Railway Executives Reply, Saying
Wages Are Now Excessive.
PROPOSED SCALE EXTRAVAGANT
It "Would Add Seventeen Millions,
or Twenty Per Cent, In I'ny of
Employes Public Would
Ilnve to 1'ny It.
NEW YORK. May l.-The railroads of !
the eastern territory, having discussed ;
the freight rate problem, have decided to '
ask the-Interstato Commerce commission '
ti allow a 5 per cent Increase on freight
oC all characters.
rri,i . ,n i,iv tw m n tin.
ment issued by President Wlllard of the ,
Sir. Wlllard Is the head of a committee J'"f cwr- time we use these vague nd
of railway presidents representing tho ! indefinable t,rms? There are no un
prlnclple lines In what Is known a. the 1 "rb lrHl controversies In our da
... , V , ... .. nations whose independence mutually Is
official classification territory, that Is,
tho district lyng east of Chicago and ; rsnizcd.
north of the Ohio river,
For some tlmo there has been
a move looking to increase freight rates,
tout today's statement Is tho first coming
from the roads. Briefly, the request to
tho Interstate Commerce commission will
bu made In the form of un application
to reopen the eastern advance rate case,
heard and passed upon by the commission
Mr. Wlllard's statement says:
"The railway executives feel that Un
changed conditions ' which have come
About have so narrowed thi margin be
tween Income nnd outgo that a 10 pel
cent Increase of all freight tariffs would (
be Justified. They recognize.
the Importance of obtaining tho necessary
revenue In such a way as to cause the ployes also demand an eigni nour worn
least possible olsturbanco of commercial l day. Saturday half holiday at full pay
conditions nnd on that account feel that j in June. July, August and September, and
it would be better to ask for an Increase , G o'clock closing.
of 5 per cent onlj at this time. Via i The present ayorBge weekly wage for
the' carriers are enabled to Increase their nM clerks Is said to bo only JS. The
revenue In some manner, and the plar ' 'I'"" we" Picketed thin morning. Tho
above proposed seems likely to meet with j Mi iko vote taken last night was prac
ir mmnsltlnn ihBii nnv other, their abil- U'lcally unanimous and was closely
Jty already limited to provide such uddt
tlonal .equipment and facilities as will
bc'neceseary to take care, of the growing
-demands of the country will be -very serl-
Mr. Wlllard and the president of the
New York Central have been appointed
to take up tho question with tho com
mission. Store Par Ilefiinert Conductor".
Managers of eastern railroads declined,
today to grant higher wages to con-
ductors and trainmen. The managers, In I
a reply sent to the Order of Railway Con
.ductors and Brotherhood of Railway
trainmen say that the present wages are
liberal and In many cases excessive and
that tho request for nn Increase Is de
clined "In the Interests of owners or
railroad securities, in the interests of ail
railroad employes, In the interests of tho
public b a whole.
"The wages and working conditions
which you request," says the reply,
"would Increase the pay of the 100,000
conductors and trainmen of the railroads
1n the eastern district by approximately
517,000,000, or 20 per cent per annum. The In
crease would be equivalent to placing on
these properties a Hen of $125,010,000 of
4 per cent, securities, which would nave
preference over first mortgage bonds.
"If tho railroads aro forced to pay
extravagant wages to men in train serv
ice the burden must fall on the public.
You will readily see, therefore, why, in
considering your demands we hold tho
public Interest paramount.
"Already the traffic of a growing coun
try has overtaxed tho existing facilities,
and the heavy burdens Incurred through
lll-advlsed legislation, Buch as extra crew
bills for which tho Brotherhood of Rail
road Trainmen Is alone responsible
have forced on the railroads, and con
sequently on the public, needless expendi
tures of millions of dollars annually. All
of these factors are making It Impossible
for many of the roads to provide those
facilities which prudent foresight de
mands and which tho Interests of the
Cnlla Demand Kilrnvngnnt,
"In making demands for extravagant
wages wageB tntirely out of accord vvlth
the railroads' obligations as a whole
railway employes apparently act on the
assumption that a strike would tie up
traffic and can never be permitted by the
public. They seem to think that If a
strike Is to be avoided the railroads must
give way that the public will force them
to give way, believing that arbitration
must take place and that In the end the
splitting of differences between what tney
demand and the wages they recejvo will
result In their favor
"In other words the employes haw
everything to gain and nothing to loie."
The submission of the railroads' answer
today followed a series of conferences be
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Carnegie Shows that
Peace Congress Not
Afraid of Japanese
ST. LOUIS. Mny l.-The fourth Amer
ican Penco congress began a three days'
session this morning, with delegates from
nil parts of the country. The chief ad
dress was delivered by Andrew Carnegie.
While Mr. Carnegie was speaking some
one In the audience Interrupted with:
"How about Japan?"
"Well," replied Mr. Carnegie. "Japan
has nineteen battleships and we havo
thirty-three and more coming.
The questioner admitted this, but said:
"Itlght now we are In mortal teror."
Then Mr. Carnegie appealed to the
"It everyone who Is not afraid of
Japan stand up." said Mr. Carnegie.
Practically the entire nudlrnco, which
filled the large music hall where the ses
sions are being held, stood up.
Mr. Carnegie then turned to his ques
"Nobody Is In mortnt terror but you."
Benjamin Trueblood, secretary of the
A met lean Peace society, spoke on "The
Picscnt Demands of the Peace Move
ment." "We must urge," he said, "that all
controversies not susceptible of adjust-
ment by direct negotiations be submitted
o c r f aibltratlon at The Hague
or to other tribunals, which It may bo
fd Htlvlsnble to cieate. We have
"''-"' 100 ,uch anoUt '"' nonr
nml 'vl,ttl ten.f and hnlr-spllttlng dls-
Unctions between Justifiable and non-
to conceal a hank
Arc wo not trying
lug after war and
Employes of Buffalo
Strike for More Pay
BUFFALO. N. Y., May l.-Over 2,500
department store employes, Involving all
such stores here, went on strike today
foi Inci eased wacs and shorter hours.
Kmployes of hardware and five and ten
cent stores nlso participated.
A minimum wage of JS for women
clerks and $15 for men clerks Is demanded,
with a minimum for boys of S for drivers '
and chauffeurs of 1S per week. Tho em- j
Thief Get& Carcass.
of Dog Instead Sheep!"
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May l.-Dress-ing
'the carcass of an old dog to resemble
mutton was resorted to bv a farmer llv-
nK neur pittsvlllo as a trap to catch
thieves who had been visiting his smoke
house and taking meat from time to
Following the disappearance of the
"prepared mutton" the farmer called at
meal time on a suspected neighbor and
was urged to Join the family at dinner,
being offered a repast of "matton stew."
The visitor declined tho Invitation and
told of the trick which he had played
the night before, asking if anyone at the
table had an Idea as to the guilty party.
The eaters appeared uncomfortable and,
making va'rlo'us excuses, left the table.
Woman Shoots Son
Instead of Father
CHICAGO, May l.-CTarence Murphy, 22
years, old, son of a Gary (Ind.) saloon
keeper, was shot and instantly killed
early today while In his father's place
of business by Mrs. Grace Smith, 35 years
old, when he atttempted to eject her.
Mrs. Smith fled In an automobile to
the home of her sister. Miss Lizzie Col
mar, In Chicago, where later she was ar
rested. Arthur Greyson, 37 years old,
was with the woman w.hen she was taken
Into custody. They were taken back to
Gary to be held until the Inquest has
The shooting followed a quarrel be
tween Mrs. Smith and Henry Murphy,
proprietor of the saloon, over attentions
the saloon keeper Is alleged to have paid
to an actress.
"I meant to shoot old man Murphy
and not his son," Mrs. Smith told the
police. "He treated me cruelly and I
wanted to get revenge."
Golf Balls Worse
WILMINGTON, Del,, Mav l.-Rodney
Warren, a 12-year-old caddie, who heard
players at' the Wilmington Country club
discussing "highballs' yesterday, gath
ered the Idea that the drink was In some
way connected with the golf ball. He
cut open one of the balls and found It
filled with a luiuld which he drank. A
stomach pump saved his Ufe. The doctor
found the liquid In the ball was highly
Impregnated. with arsenic, .
BRITISH WORKMEN HOSTILE
TO PEACE DELEGATION
LONDON, May 1. An extremely hos
tile attitude toward the British delega
tion now on the voyage to the United
States to arrange for the Anglo-American
peace centenary has been taken up by
a section of British worklngmen. At
their head Is Ben Tlllett, secretary of the
Dock Workers' union. An appeal, sent
by cablo on their behalf today to Samuel
Gompers, Is as follows:
"British workers appeal to the Amer
ican trades unions not to mask the Car
negie peace delegates' mission to Amer
ica. They hope America will not upport
the suggestion that It should assist
England in making war against Ger-nuw-
TO TRY TO FORCE
DOWN WATER RATES
Governing Body Decides to Make
Effort to Give the Publio
SAY RATES ARE EXORBITANT
Vote Will Be Taken on Subject at
ALL FAVOR THE MOVEMENT
Water Board Arraigned in Resolu
tion on First Reading.
SOME ABUSES ARE RECITED
Some In Knvor of llmlnur (lie Reso
lution Piinxril lit Onee Council
Sn Itutt'B It 11 Inert in.
lend of Lowered.
Instructions to City Corporation Counsel
Bin S. BHker to at once institute legal
proceedings to test the powoi of tho
Water board u,nd. If possible, force the
board to lower its "exorbitant water
rates," are contained In :i resolution sub
mitted to tho city commission by Coun
cilman Thomas McGovern, and which will
bo discussed and recommended for pass
Police Commissioner Ryder asked that
action on the resolution be deferred until
Monday, when, he declared, ho would
vote for It if tho legal department wen
of the opinion that it would not Involve
the city In a tangle of legal procccdure.
"Pass it now." said Commlsloner C. II.
"No use to wait," said Councilman Mc
Govern. It was agreed, however, to postpone
action until Mondny, when all commis
sioners will vote for It, unless they
c limine their minds In the meantime.
To II rln r Action.
Judge Baker will bring the action In the
district court. The resolution, Instructing'
him to proceed wlthoijt delay arraigns
the Water board In strong terms. This
is the roaolutlon:
Whereas, Tho city of Omaha, In July,
1912, acquired and took possession of the
Omaha water plant for the purpose of
furnishing water to consumers nt a tower
rato than tliev were being served by the
Omaha Water company, and for tho ben
efit generally of tho city of Omaha. And,
Whereas, Since the taking over of the
water plant by the city of Omaha there
has been no reduction of water rates, out,
on the contrary, water consumers, nnd es
pecially small consumers, are compelled
to pay Increased rates. In addition to pay
ing an exorbitant price for meters tor
measuring- the water- eonnumed, and suffering-other
Indignities and Inconveniences
at me nanus 01 mo water mmiu ui iw
city of Omaha; and.
Whereas, Ever since the Inking over of
the. water plant JytcJiyr o$Qmoha,.
there have, b'eefT tiuihccous complaints
made to this1 coOHcil regarding the tieat
ment of water consumers by tho Water
board, besides the dally publication of
such complaints in the public press of the
Whereas. The Water board refuseu to
confer with the city council of the city
of Omaha on any matter concerning tho
management, operation or extension of
the wuter plant, claiming to be paramount
and BUperlor to the said city counci, In
all matters In which It is Interested, and
the city council Is unable to furnish any
relief to the citizens of the city of Omuhu
from tho oppressions and inconveniences
Imposed upon them by the Water board,
therefore, be It ....
Resolved, By the city council of tho
city of Omaha, that tho corporation
counsel be, and he Is hereby, directed to
Institute proper proceedings In the district
court of Douglas county, or other proper
tribunal, for the purpose of adjudicating
and determining the rights and duties of
the Water bbard under the law creaxlng
suld board, and especially tho right and
authority of said board:
To require water consumers to purchase
meters for tho purpose of measuring their
To charge any sum for meters Installed
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Taxi Driver for Miss
Wilson is Fined for
Driving Too Fast
NEW YORK, Mny 1 William J.
Greenwood, a taxlcab chauffeur was
fined 5 today for driving Miss Margaret
Wilson, the president's daughter, and
her escort up Broadway at n speed of
twenty-four miles an hour. The police
man who oppeared against Greenwood
said that when he stopped the taxlcab
yesterday evening Greenwood told hjm
that his passengers were the president's
daughter and Boyd Klshcr. manager of
the Social Center and that they were
hurrying to a hotel to pick up a Prince
ton professor, who hnd to catch u trnln
for Princeton. Tho policeman let the car
proceed after summoning the chauffeur
to court today. Mr. Kisher was in court
today and paid Greenwood's fine.
Bank Reports Show
Increase in Loans
WASHINGTON. May 1. Reports of the
condition of national banks In response
to the call of the comptroller of the cur
rency on April 4 show a large Increase In
loans, but large losses In cash and de
posits as compared with the previous call
of February 4. Tho loans Increase IS3.0C7,
21.1; tho cash decreases Jt5,lS3,40G, de
posits decreased I16,fi45,2n0. but showed a
gain since April 18, 1912, of zy!,736,D!;G.
The total reserve of the bunks of April
4 was J1.475,797,674-.V,,22C,S98 above the
amount required by law.
Eleven Persons Hurt
in Head-On Wreck
MIDDL.BTOWN. O., May 1-A flremua
and a passenger were probably fatalv
Injured and nine other persons more or
jless seriously hurt when Big Four passen
ger train No. 26 ran hrad-ou Into a freight
train a few miles north of this city earl)
Tlie passenger train, southbo.und, wuh
two hours late. The crew of the freight
train claim to have had orders to take a
siding a few rods north of here to. let the
passenger pass. They failed to reach this,
however, before the other train bore down
upon them. The locomotives telescoped
end the tender of the passenger trala
tni pushed through th bifiiaxo coach.
Drawn for Tho Bco by Powell.
Mayor Dahlman has set apart by
FIGHT OYERJUGAR STARTS
Metal, Wood and Lumber Schedules
Forced Through House.
ORIENTAL LABOR IS INVOLVED
Ileiireiieiitiittve Ilroiiminril of I.oulst.
mm Jolim Iteiiulillcim In Attempt
to Keep Swrnr Off tho
. WASHINGTON, May l.-Wlth Ihe leg.
Islativo machinery running smoothly and
rapidly the house today reached tho first
of the, big, rough pbicrs In tun domocratlc
tariff bill, the isugar schedule.
Representative Underwood at the throt
tle drove the democratic majority steadily
ahead, disposing of the last pniagraph of
the metal scheduto and plowing through
the lumber and wood schedule yltliout
allowing an amendment. A f'ght.to rn-j
storo to the dutiable list shingles, which
the bill placed on the froe list, provoked
a wealth of oratory, particularly from
representatives of north Pacific coast
states. Thoy made much of the "orien
tal labor" troubles on the coast, citing
the present anti-Japanese agitation In
When the sugar schedule wag reached
It became apparent that moro oratory In
largo volume was clamoring to be let
loose, and Representative Underwood,
following his declaration that ho Intended
to put on the screws, secured an agree
ment to allow two hours' debate on thu
sugar schedule and all amendments.
Representative Broussurd of Ixiulslaua,
representing tho democrats who oppose
tho freo sugar provision of tha bill, Joined
the republicans In futile botMe to niter
the committee rates.
Forduey ITedlels UUiiNler.
Mr. Kordney declared that throughout
the tariff heatings and even in the spe
cial .Sugar trust Investigation a year ago
no person appeared interested In a lower
rato on sugar or asked for free sugar,
except Importers and manufacturers of
refined sugar from Imported taw sugar.
"If sugar goes nn tho free list," ho
said, "the domestic cane Industry and
the beet sugar Industry either will, bo
crushed or greatly Injured. The public
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Supposed Dead Man
Returns to Topeka
TOI'HKA. Kuii., May l.-After an ab-
sence of more than seven years, during
which time the courts declared him
legally dead and gave his wife Judgment
for u &I,(XX) Insurance policy on his life,
W. H. Caldwell came to Topeka today
to testify for the Insurance company In
an application for a rehearing of the
case. Caldwell hnd been declared legally
dead on tho testimony of Jane Caldwell,
his wife, who said her husband mysteri
ously left home and that all efforts to
locate him had failed.
In a doposltlun today Caldwell said ho
quarreled with his wife before leaving
Topeka. Ho had been in tho undertaking
business since In Berkeley. Cat., he said.
LOUIS W. MURRAY NAMED
FOR COLLECTOR IN IOWA
WASHINGTON. May l.-Nominatlons
today by President Wilson Included:
Commissioner of Corporations Joseph
E. Davles of Wisconsin.
Assistant Comptroller of the Treasury
Walter W. Warwick of Ohio.
Collector of Customs for the District
of Jacksonville, Kla. John W. Martin.
Surveyor of Customs for tho Port of
Louisville Wurner H. Klnkald.
Collector of Internal Revenue, Third
District of Iowa IajuIs V, .Murray.
United States Marshal, District of New
Mexico Andrew H. Hudspeth.
Surveyor-General of Washington Rich
ard Roedlger of Washington.
Receiver of Public Moneys at Leadvtlle,
CqIq, Mrs, Annie. O. Roiers q( Colorado,
Chasing the Yellow Test
proclamation two days to be devoted
Have Narrow Escape
CHICAGO. May 1. Several hundred
workmen narrowly escaped death by
suffocation today when fire broke out In
ah olglit story building nt IS! .South Clin
ton street, occupied by several manufac
turing concerns. Whoji the employes at
tempted to leavo they found tho.stttr.way
filled with smoke. There wero niftriy
thrilling escapes. Fifty men wero carried
down ladders by firemen and others fled
down flro escapes.
AUSTRIA IS ASKED TO WAIT
Powers Suggest that Joint Force Oc
cupy Ports of Montenegro.
KING NICHOLAS SENDS ANSWER
Reply to IlrqtirM in Hvncuate Sou
tnrl In Noncommittal nnd
Opens Door for further
LONDON, May 1. Tho powers will not
take steps to coerce Montenegro for tho
present. The nmbasnadors nt their meet
ing this nfternoon came to the conclu
sion that. In view of the conciliatory at
titude shown by Montenegro, It was un
necessary to proceed with measures of
CBTTINJK. May l.-The Russian mln
Ister to Montenegro presented a curt note
to the government today urging Imme
diate compliance by Montenegro with the
demands of European powers for the
evacuation of Scutari and Intimating that
a policy of defiance was likely to lead to
the ruin of Montenegro.
LONDON, May 1. A proposal that the
Montenegrin seaports of Antlvarl and
Dulclgnno shall be occupied by a Joint
force of Austrian, Italian nnd British
troops as a further demonstration to King
Nicholas that the powers are resolved
to carry out their decision In regard to
Scutari was made at today's meeting of
the ambassadors In London.
Should Austria-Hungary accept this
middle course its adoption would allow
tlmo for further pressure on Montenegro
and for an arrangement to provide It
with compensation of some kind.
The reply of Montenegro to the demand
of Europe for the exacuatlon of Scutari,
as received today by the powers was non
commltal and kept the doors open for
The little kingdom of "the Black moun
tain" tells Its neighbors that It has the
greatest deference for them and denies
the caputrc of Scutari was In any way
a defiance of their announced decision to
give the former Turkish fortress to
Albania. At the same time Montenegro
suggests that there Is room for discus
sion and reserves the right of bringing
up the question of Scutari In tho peace
In the meantime arrangements are In
progress for the definite conclusion of
peace between the Balkan allies and
Turkey. Tho European powers have re
quested the respectlvo governments to
appoint plenipotentiaries who, upon meet
Ing In London will be Invited to sign a
draft of the preliminaries which the now
crs have already drawn up. This course
has been adopted In order to prevent pro
ConipromUr Is Kxpeclrd.
Tho moderate tone of Montenegro's re
ply to tho European powers has cleared
much of the electricity out of the dlplo
matlc atmosphere. There Is now a feel
ing that an early ngrcqment will be
The Impression derived by diplomats
here from the Montenegrin note Is that
King Nicholas Is extending his hand,
waiting for the "compensation'' which Is
tq b offered him to quit HcuUrL
to exterminating the dandelion.
Wattles Does Not Think General
Publio Excited Over Land Bill.
ALL SHOULD SHARE DISASTER
Kl minder Believes Hint Burden of
Such n L'nliiinlty rim That of
Hnster Hiindny Hbonlil lie
Borne by Community.
"Nrf, tha general publio In California Is
hot much excited about Ihe proposed antl
nllon land owning bill In tho California
legislature," said O. W. Wattles, return
Ing from his several months' stay nt jits
winter borne at Hollywood, Cal. "There
Is really nothing so very objectionable,
In tho legislation, as thcro are many
states that have a similar law, even Ne
braska, but everyone happens to know
that this lHirtlcular bill now Is aimed at
There Is a peculiar legislature In Cali
fornia this winter, anyway. It Is largely
a legislature of the progressive party,
and they are enacting njl kinds of freak
legislation. The Los Angoles Times has
called upon the legislators to disperse and
go home, using Cromwell's famous In
vective to the Long Parliament In asking
tho legislature to dissolve"
View Torundo District.
Mr. Wattles returned from California
Wednesday. He was In California when
the tornado swept over Omaha, and
naturally was much Interested In the loss
when he reached home. Ho made a drive
over tho devastated strip Immediately to
view the wreckage. "I see that wonders
huve been dono In tho way of rebuilding
nnd repairing, but I can still see that
tho destruction was something awful.
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War College Staff
Starts on Long Ride
FREDERICKSBURG, May L-Four
hundred und sixty-five miles will be cov
ered In the twenty-day horseback rldo
of the war collego staff brigade which
rode from here today on a Journey over
tho civil war battlefields of Virginia,
Maryland and Pennsylvania. Thlrty-slx-
officers, Including two surgeons and tho
war collego Instructors and student of
ficers, galloped away over tho quiet Vir
ginia roads. The tidors will reach
Gettysburg on May 17.
Off for New Jersey
WASHINGTON, May l.-Presldent Wil
son left here at 3 o'clock today over the
Pennsylvania railroad for Newark, N. J.,
where he Is due to arrive at 7:33 p. m.
for tho first speech of a two-day our.
He was accompanied by Kecrtary Tu
multy, Major Rhoadcs and Dr. Cary
WASHINGTON, May 1. Tho senate
late today confirmed the nominations of
Charles P. Nclll as commissioner of labor
statistics; J. F. A. Strong of Juneau as
governor of Alaska and II. M Smith as
commissioner of fisheries.
FEARS LYNCHING IF TAKEN
SOUTH ASKS HABEAS CORPUS
CINCINNATI, April 30.-Fearlng that
he wll Ibe lynched If returned to the
south, the Rev. Joseph P. Lang, a negro
minister of Marlanna, Fla., had a writ
of habeas corpus Issued today against
Chief of Police Copeland of this city to
prevent the latter from ,urn.lng; hlra over
to Florida QtUclals.
MORE TIME ID READ
Minority Members of California
senate succeed in Delaying
Vote Until This Morning.
TELEGRAM FROM PRESIDENT
Attention Called to Wording of the
BRYAN SEES JAPANESE FARMS
Secretary Makes Automobile Trip
Through Oriental Colony.
TAKES AN OPTIMISTIC VIEW
He Wires President Wilson that
Mntlnfnetory Solution nt Problem
Will lie Fo 11 ml Stiirla
SACRAMENTO. Mny 1. When tht
Webb redrnft of the imtl-allen land Mil
was reached on file In the senate shottly
before noon, Senator Curtln Introduce.! 11
resolution proposing that the legislature,
defer to the wishes of President VIISon
as expressed by Secretary of State Bonn,
Tho resolution set forth the facts n,lc
ramming tho visit of Mr. Brvnn to I nil. i
fornla nnd his conferences with the leg
Islators, and promised that the alien l.nd
bills would not be passed tills uesslnn.
However, It urged President Wilson t
endeavor to secure such treaty agreement
as would reach tho desired end.
At tho earnest "plea of the drmocints
for.more tlnje In which to study the ebb I
redraft of the antl-allcn land bill, tha '
majority leaders In the srnato agreed 10 11 1
postponement of further consideration of 1
the measure until 11 o'clock tomor.ow
Tho agreement was mado With the I
understanding on nil sides that the bill
nhould come to a final voto tomorrow
nnd that no motion to reconsider shall
bo made on behalf -of cither side nftek"
the lust roll call.
During tho nrgument of a motion by
Senator Curtln to postpone, nearly every
member of tho democratic minority bn
the floor declnrcd ho had not not rend
the bill thoroughly. If at all.
On this representation Senator Thompt
son, majorltv leader, said there was nb
desire on the part of, the proponents 0!
tho bill to embarrass any pne and unnn
Impus approve! wan given to Senator Cur
tin's motion, t
Another Protest from Wilson,
Tho following telegram from Prosldnfc
Wilson was recrlved heretoday by Gov.
I take the liberty of culling- your atteit
Hon to tho Webb bill, hkli would lnvol'
an appeal to the courts on question Of
treaty, rights and bring on what might ta
long and delicate litigation.
Governor Johnson Immediately replMf,
I thank you very much for your sug
gestion. The fault may bo due to the
fact that we have endeavored to preservo
affirmatively upon the face of our bill
the existing treaty. I have referred the
matter at once to our attorney general
and I would bo extremely grateful for any
suggestions that would avoid the objec
tion you mention.
(iovernor Johnson' Comment.
Governor Johnson transmitted tho cor
respondence to Benntor Thompson, one of
the authors of tho original bill, with this
"In consultation with Attorney General
Webb we aro unable to aee how any
lunguage can bo employed which mtuht
not be ultimately subject to the some,
objection that Is suggested In the prcsl-'
dent's tflegtam. Thu attorney general In.
the bill prepared lias-endeavored afflriiiax
tlvely to preservo all treaty rights, and
any bill that might be passed upon thu
BUbJect of alien lantbownershlp. of course,
would, from our standpoint, endeavor lu
the most emphatic fashion to protect our
national good faith In tho matter of
trcutles that have heretofore been 1'xe
cut,ed and none of us would' Impair-no
matter what might bo the legl question
Involved tho obligations of any treaty
that may havo been heretofore ma''c.
This being our desire, It seems to the nt
torney general ahd myself that no lan
guage can be employed that will not be
equally open to the objection suggested,
"In order that the widest publicity may
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Is Like Good
Seed Sown in
Tho farmer, tho ueml-profes-Bional
agriculturist, and the
amateur gardener plant their
Becda in thoj Springtime, seeing
to it previously that the soil
In due time the crops are
raised, harvested and housed,
to the profit of all concerned.
Consider advertising along
similar lines, for it is seed
the seed of business when
planted In good mediums like
THE BEE, where it thrives
finely, producing excellent har
vests of customers.
But as the farmer, tho semi
professional agriculturist and
tho amateur gardener are care
ful to buy good seed, so must
the merchant see to it that his
advertising is good.
He must plant the seed of
advertising as Intelligently as
the tillers of the soil plant
their seeds; in other wpb, ho
must know hlB businest
The advertising acrea of
thts land of ours is one of the
most productive in tho world
if properly cultivated.
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