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The Omaha Daily Bee WHEN AWAY FROM HOME The Boe is The Paper yon Mk fort if you plan to be bteut mora than a few day, hay Ths Eh mailed to yon. THE WEATHER. Cloudy VOL. XLIV- NO. 23. OMAHA, AVKDNKKDAY MORNING, .11TLY to, 1914 TWKLVK PAGES. On Trains and at Hotel Hews Dtandi, So, SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. LORDS SEND HOME ROLE AMENDMENT BACK T0J0MM0NS Marquis of Crew Intimates that De mands of Ulster to Eliminate Time Limit Will Be Met. NEW PROBLEM IS INJECTED He Says Unionists Have Enlarged Territory to Be Exempt Since Negotiations Started. NOW INCLUDES MANY CATHOLICS Unionists Are Asked How These Objections Are to Be Met. ULTIMATUM FROM LANSDOWNE Ue snys ISxcl tmlon of All Ulater 1 Onlr Condition thnt Will Avert Thrententns; Peril of Civil War. LONDON, July H.-The House of Lords today paused the third reading of the bill to amend the Irish Home Rule bill and sent It across to the House of Commons for consideration. In its closing stone In the upper house the Marquis of Crewe, the Liberal leader, took part In the debate on the bll' and Indirectly promised that the attainment of an agreement in regard to the elimina tion of the time limit by which the counties of Ulster were allowed to vote on the question of their exclusion for a period of six years from the operation of the home rule bill would not prove difficult. He said, however, that the aera of the portion of Ireland to be ex cluded had been bo greatly enlarged by the Unionists that It would be a vexed and critical question. The Unionists, he argued, had failed to find how they pro posed to meet the lnevtlable objections to exclusion of the Roman Catholic counties of Ulster and their friends else where In Ireland. The marquis concluded by asJtlng for the exercise of patience and forbearance and firmly hoping for a successful so lution. The marquis of Lansdowne, the Union ist leader, reiterated that nothing short of the Unionist amendments could avert the Immediate peril that was threaten ing. Ho said this was his explanation of the demand for the total exclusion of the province of Ulster and he complained that the government had given the Union ists no asBlstanco "whatever in the task of avortlng civil war. At tho suggestion of the marquis of Crewe, the bill was read a third time without a vote being taken. German Aeroplane Kfeesrtd Height of -Nearly Five Miles LEIPSIC, July It. A new world's rec ord for altitude for an aeroplane was es tablished here today by Helnrlch Oelerlch, a German aviator, who rose In his biplane 7,600 meters, or approximately 24,606 feet, nearly four and three-quarters miles. The official world's record, 6.600 meters,! or 6,600 meters, or approximately 21,654 feet, had been established only on July 9 at Johannlsthal by Otto Ltnnekogcl, an other German airman. OTCIIAKOV, Russia July 14. Two more Russian aviators, Captain Jessapow and his mechanic, were killed today by falling with their aeroplane, which col lapsed during a flight. Widow of Bandit . Confesses Burying Cash and Jewelry NEW ORLEANS, La.. July 14. Mrs. Charles C. Craven, W years old, who, the police say admits she has hidden $54,000 In cash and Jewelry alleged to have been obtained by her late husband In sovoral robberies, was arrested here today and Is held as a suspicious character. Her hus band and a companion were .killed at Wlldwood, Fla., five months ago in a fight with detectives who attempted to arrest them on charges of train robbery and safe blowing. The police say Mrs. Craven admits burying the money and Jewelry near Savannah, Ga., but she will not reveal the hiding place. The Weather Teiupemtore Uuiuba Yeatrxday. 5 a. m 09 6 a. m 70 7 a. m 73 8 a. m Til sisi I 9 a. in p"-'mi::::::::::::: i 3 p. m SS 1 )J. lit .Tf 6 p.' m.' 87 7 p: m.'":.'.'.'.'::":: W P. m. 1,1 : Comparative Local Record. . . , 1913. 1312. 1911. Highest yesterday 89 101 102 90 Lowest yesterday m 78 68 ti7 Mean temperature .... 7 91 ss 78 Precipitation 00 .(O .00 .K) Temperature and precipitation depar tures from the normal; Normal temperature 77 Excess for the day 1 Total excers since March 1 230 Normal precipitation 14 n0h Deficiency for the day 14 inch Total rainfall since March 1.... 14. 49 Inches Deficiency since March 1 1. SO Inches Deficiency for cor. period, 1913. 1.71 inches Deficiency for cor, period, 1912. 7.!3incho Reports rrom Station at 7 p. m, Station and State Temp. High- Rain, of Weather. 7 p. m. est. fall. imeyenne. clouay it fo Davenport, cloudy S3 Denver, cloudy 82 Des Moines, clear.... 84 Dodge City, clear 94 Juuler. oloudv 82 North Platte, cloudy 86 Omaha, pt. cloudy W Pueblo. Pt. cloudy to Rapid City, Pt cloudy.... 83 Salt Lake City, cloudy,... 84 Santa Fe, cloudy A, 74 Pherldan. pt cloudy...... 78 Kloux City, pt cloudy. ... "6 alentlne, pt cloudy..... 94 84 no ' 88 9S 90 92 39 92 95 93 84 F8 US T" Indicates trace of precipitation L. A. WELSH, Local Kprecaeter- it WANTED. ST KNOG HA I'll KU M ust be rapid and experienced In office work Ap ply In own handwriting, giving age, experience nnd salary wanted. ror farther Information about this position, see the Want Ad Section of today'a See. Maid Tells Detective Mrs. Carman Enters House After Shooting MINEOLA, N. T.. July 14.-A sensational statoment of the movements of Mrs. Florence Carman on tho night of the murder of Mrs. Louise Bailey at Free port. Is said to have been niado to the grand Jury here this afternoon by Cecilia Coleman, the maid employed by the Car mans, who has been missing and reported kidnaped for several days. According to her Htatemcnt, made pub lic by a private detective agency em ployed by the district attorney, Mrs. Car man, Immediately after the shooting, ran Into the houso from the outside, ran through the kitchen and darted upstairs. The detecth-e agency announced that the Coleman woman had been under their surveillance during the time that she was thought to have been kidnaped Tho Coleman woman was taken before the grand Jury Immediately after the alleged statement was made public. Dr. Carman, husband of the accused, was before tho Inquisitors for two hours. District Attorney Smith said he was satisfied with the doctor's story and did not ask him to waive Immunity. The chief point of the physician's story was that his wife was upstairs when tho fatal shot was fired. , A diagram of the Carman house where tho murder was committed was shown tho Jury. Among the witnesses waiting to be called were William Bailey, hus band of the slain woman; Mrs. Jennie Duryea, her mother; Miss Madeline Bailey, a daughter, and Mrs. William Kimball, a cousin. Lipton Not Party to Payment of Bribes by His Employes LONDON, July 14. The attorney gen eral declared today thero was no evidence before him to Justify the criminal prose- MlHnn ryf CI. TV, n... T (ntnn I . tlon with the recent army canteen scan dals for which several army officers and employes of Lipton, limited, were con victed on charges of accepting or giving bribes to Influence contracts. At tho annual meeting of Lipton, limited, today, Sis Thomas was attacked by a number of shareholders. Sir Thomas In a speech said nobody could attempt to justify the acts of the men who had been Implicated In the canteen scandals and nobody deplored them more that he did. He declared such, stops Jiad, been token as would, effectually provent a" rccurrance of the scandals. The meeting concluded with a round of htArt'y cheers and the expression of wishes for the success of Shamrock IV In Its attempt t6 bring back the America's cup to England. Tannebaum Tires of Light Diet and Hard Bed and Will Be Good NEW YORK, July H.-A bread and water diet for 13 hours and a cement floor for a bed yesterday, brought prom ises of good behavior from Frank Tan nenbaum, the youthful Industrial Worker of the World leader, and today Warden Hayes of the Blackwell's Island peniten tiary promised to end his stay in the soli tary conflnemb.it cells. Tannenbaum, who was sent to the Island for raiding a church, was one of tho ring leaders In tho recent riots. While the number of Insurgents has decreased by a score, more than 10 were still holding, out today for their "rights." All of these remained In their cells. They Include the leaders of the Insurgents, all of whom are In solitary confinement. Union Pacific May . Cut Melon, Says Court of Appeals ALBANY, N. Y., July 14.-By a decision of the court of appeals today, the Union Faclflo Railroad company Is permitted to distribute dividends to holders of common stock on certain holdings to the exclu sion of holders of preferred stock. Ac tion was brought by the Equitable Life Assurance society to enjoin the defendants from this action. The Judgment of the appellate division was unanimously af- t firmed with costs. Martin Gering Dies in Washington Home GERING. Neb.. July 14.-(8neelal Tele- : gram.) Martin Gering, for a quarter jcentury a prominent citizen of western Nebraska and one of the founders of the town of Gering, which bears his name, died today at Washington, where he has lived since retiring from business two years ago. He still retained numerous In terests In this section. He was a native of Germany, coming to Pennsylvania prior to the civil war. He served In tho Fourth Pennsylvania cavalry. He was 73 years of age and leaves a widow and one stepson, Edson Gering, a business man here. Burial will be In Arlington National cemetery. Washington. Screech Owl Roosts in Senate Gallery WASHINGTON, July 14 -Roostlng high on a ledge in a senate gallery corridor today, a screech owl peacefully snoozed while the senate was In session. Through an open door the strange visitor was Jn plain view of Vice President Marshall. The bird showed no Interest In the anti trust legislation or the Introduction of bills and resolutions, but Just kept on snoozing. BRYAN LEARNS HUERTA IS GOING Suarcz Tells Commoner Resignation of Despot Certain Within Day or Two. WEST COAST TURNS J2 Constitutionalists Sweeping the West Southern Republic. SHIP SAILS Espagne Does Not Wait for Diotator at Vera Cruz. EXPECTED HE WILL FLEE SOON nnmnr lllrtntor 'Will Quit Poet in Fnmr of Mlnlatrr Cnr hnjnl Soon. WASHINGTON. July 14.-Lato today the State department received ndvlces that Hucrta's resignation was certain within a day or two. This developed after a conference between Secretary Bryan and Minister Suarez of Chili. Wfl Conut Tnrnn to Cnrrnnan. MAZATLAN, Max.. July lS.-(By Wire less to San Dlcgo, Cal., July 14.) The constitutionalists are sweeping the Pa cific coast of Mexico. Evacuation, occu pations, armistices and the exchange ol prisoners are everywhere reported to Rear Admiral Howard, commanding tho American Pacific fleet, and the Indica tions are that within a week the federals 'will be In possession of only Mazatlan nnd Sallna Crui among the important garrisoned seaports. At Santa Rosalia, a mining port on the outer coast of Lower California, tho federals and constitutionalists held a con ference yesterday, at which It was de cided to bury the hatchet and make Joint causo with Carrnnza. Tho same pro cedure Is expected to tako plnce at Ia Paz, another Lower California port, while at Guaymas. the most Important point on the Gulf of California, an armistice has been agreed on, to expire at mid night. July 20. Pnrley Oyer Prlaonera, In the meantlmo four large merchant vessels of tho Naviera (Mexican) line are loading rapidly and It Is expected all fed eral troops will be out of Guaymas within tho next few .days. Negotatlona for the exchange of prisoners ocgan with the signing of the armistice. Colonel Gomez of the Zapatista, forces, It Is reported, has taken charge In the name of the constitutionalists of Acan uuco, once a port of call for the Spanish galleons from tho Philippines. General Salldo, the federal commander there, has been hard pressed of late, and the last refugees reported that he had been forced to make daily levies of cash and rations tp support his email garrison. Both .federal .and constltutlonalbtgen. crala at Guaymas expressed profuse thariks to the Amorlcart commander there for his assistance In negotiating the armistice. Admiral Howard's policy of strict neutrality won the confidence of both contending parties. The destroyers Whipple, Truxtun and Paul Jones left today for the Mare Island navy yard via San Diego, to bo over hauled. Are Disappointed. VERA CRUZ, July 14. Army and navy officers who Journeyed to the gap In tho railway line today In the belief that General Huerta was a passenger on the morning train were disappointed. A force of laborers Is at the Mexican side of the gap ready to repair It, but cctual work awaits specific orders from the capital. Colonel Izunza, Mexican com mander at the gap, said he believed the delay was occasioned by an endeavor to get an agreement from the Americans not to use the gap. when repaired, for mili tary purposes. He had no official Infor mation to that effect, however. LIMJIl SAILS WITHOUT HUERTA President Sot Among Refugee Leaving- on Espasne. WASHINGTON, July 11. General Huerta was not among the high official Mexican refugees sailing from Vera Cruz on tho liner Espagne, according to early dispatches today from General Funaton. The holding of the liner and the hur ried repair of the railroad to Mexico City had been taken as an Indication that the dictator was ready to flee with Adolfo Do Lama, Estcva Ruiz, Querldo Moheno and the Generals Maaa, all of his offi cial family, who sailed on the Espagne. Huerta's resignation was expected In Mexico City today. Official diplomatic dispatches from the federal capital stated the dictator probably would quit his post and turn over his administration to his new foreign minister, Francisco Carbajal, either Uday or Wednesday. Evidence that,ilucrta was preparing an avenue of exit after his abdication was seen In the work of restoring through rail communication between Mexico City and Vera Cruz. The chief engineer of the Mexican railway was sent from the capital personally to supervise the re pairing of the gap In tho line near the coast Huerta, It was bolleved. might use that route of departure. The rail way was torn up after the American oc cupation of Vera Cruz. With a crisis imminent, administration officials and envoys of the South Ameri can republics were untiring In their ef forts today to bring about a transition of power In Mexico City without further sacrifice of life. Carranza, constitution alist chief. In notifying tho United States that he would not sanction any confer ence with representatives of Huerta to draft peace terms, declared that uncon ditional surrender of the authorities In Mexico City was the only thing he would accept. Ho '.aid he could give ample as surances for the guarantee of life and property. Trying to Avert nioodnhrd. While Washington officials have Indi cated they would take no steps to Inter fere with the revolution, yet the consti tutionalists have been notified that recog nition would not be extended to them If excesses marked their entrance Into Mex ico City. One plan suggested for transfer of power to the constitutionalists was tho resignation of Huerta or the administra tion that succeeded him, leaving police power over Ihe capital In the hands of local minor authorities. WITHOUT HUERTA I - mil p i ii 4 x' REGISTER roaTMtNlBR POLITICAL RACE Drawn for Tho Beo by l'oweh. RUSMISEL HEARING IS ON Commerce School Teacher Charged with Flirting. EXAMINE WITNESSES IN SECRET Three Women from th Umnhn Woiunn Club Admitted Ilne mUel to Offer Evi dence I.nter. Complaining attorneys In tho case against Principal L. C. Rusmlsel of the Omaha High School of Commerco at a hearing before tho Judiciary committee of the Board of Education attempted to show by tlx witnesses, whose testimony con sisted largely of hearsay gossip, that Mr. Rusmlsel put his arms around one of his teachers and kissed her; that he tried to do this a second ttmo and was repulsed; that he favored a certain teacher In hl attentions and called at her home; that he carried on a flirtation with a teacher at, the school. The former teacher who was responsible lor -the iiharges did not ap'pear 'at tho hearing. This teacher was demoted from the faculty of thn Omaha. High School of Commorce for Inefficiency. Whon the hearing was adjourned yes terday neither tho attornoys nor the mem bers of" tho school board would discuss in detail the nature of tho evidence The hearing was In secret, only threo out siders. Mrs. N. H. Nelson, Mrs. Halleck F. Rose and Mrs. J. H. Dumont of tho Women's club being present, by their special request Wltncaacs for Complnlnanta. 1 "We are examining the witnesses for the complainants," said Dr. E. Holovt chlnor, chairman of the Judiciary com mittee. "We will resume tho hearing at 2:30. There Is nothing more to say." Witnesses who were examined woro Miss Lillian Sellberg. a pupil at tho Omaha High school of Commerce; Miss j Iono Chappel, Mrs. Hotchktss and Miss Louise Stegntr, teachers, and a Mr. .ma son. The witnesses made every effort to keep their Identity concealed. Tho hearing was held In tho assembly room of the Board of Education. The door was locked and William Lawson, tho special Janitor of the board, stood guard on the outsldo throughout tho hearing. Principal Rusmlsel attended tha hear ing, and his attorney, C. A. Gobs, cross examined the witnesses, produced by At torney Ed Slmeral for the prosecution, but no evldenco was offered at the morn ing session In Mr. Rusmlsel's behalf. When the hearing Is finished the Judiciary committee chairman will make a recommendation to tho Board of Edu cation. Naval Cadets Are Visiting London LONDON. July 14.-The American bat tleships Missouri and Illinois arrived from Gibraltar today and anchored in tho Thames, off Gravesend, where they will remain about a week. On board Is a large party of cadets from the Naval academy at Annapolis, who have been making their annual cruise. Captain William F. Fullam, superln-1 tendent of the Naval academy, who com- j mands the practice squadron, found a sheaf of Invitations awaiting him, his officers and the cadets. They came from British naval men and from various American societies In London, who have arranged many entertainments. The officers of the American battle ships will reciprocate by throwing the vessels open to visitors. On July 20 the officers will participate in the dedication to Pocahontas In St. George's church, Gravesend, of two memorial windows which Ambassador Walter Hlnes Pago will formally present on behalf of tho dames of Virginia. The National Capital Tneadnri Jnly 14, 11) 14, The Senate, Met at noon. Debate was resumed on the trust bills. Tne, House. A resolution to continue last year's ap propriation until new ones can be pro vided was Introduced, but delayed by Itepubllcan leader Mann. Debate was resumed on the conference report on the legislative bill. Bills fixing penalties for violation of the railroad hours of service law and to extend federal inspection of locomotives were introdu-id by the Interstate Com pierce committee. Only Three More Days kvtv o - 0 "-jiptA Elevators in Newer Skyscrapers Will Run Horizontally DULUTH, Minn.. July 14. That tho skyscraplng office building of tho near future will contain many now features, Is tha prediction of C. A. Patterson, sec retary of the National Association of Building Owners and Managers, In ad dressing that body here today. "Innovation," said Mr. Patterson, "Is the tnlddlo name of tho modern sky scraper. It will bo a very short time when big office buildings will have ele vators running not only up nnd down from the street to the top of tho build ing, but running horizontally on differ ent floors. Furthermore, patrons wltl pay fares to ride on theso elevators and get transfers from the vertical lifts to the horizontal. Just as we get them on street cars now. "They will pipe pure air from tie coun try right Into tho big city buildings, Just as they ptpo pure water, and bungalows bulirdn Ydp df tall bulldlftirs wltt'IToustt tho owners In slimmer. A building permit fur such a bungalow Already has been taken out In Chicago." Briton Involved in Japanese Naval Scandal Convicted TOKIO, July 14. Andrew M. Poolcy, an English Journalist, was today sen tenced to two years' Imprisonment nnd a flno of $100 on a charge of receiving stolen documents In connection with the recent Japanese naval scandals Involving officers In tho receipt of Illicit commis sions for Influencing the allotment of contracts. Pooley received tho documents from Carl Rlchtcr, an employe of a German armament firm, who had stolen them and was alleged to have used them for black mailing purposes. Two other prisoners also wero convicted today in the same case, V. Herrmann, the Toklo representative of the German arm ament firm, being sentenced to one year In Jail, and George Blundell, also con nected with English Journalism, to ten months' Imprisonment. The sentences on these two men were, however, suspended for three years. Hitchcock Leads Fight on Jones on Floor of Senate WASHINGTON. July 14.-Admlnlstra-tlon senators after a canvass today re ported to the White House that President Wilson's nomination of Thomas D. Jones of Chicago to the federal reservo board would be confirmed by a majority rang. Ing from flvo to ten. There were no developments In the nomination of Paul M. Warburg of New York. Indications were that the White House would not begin the fight for his confirmation until after Mr. Jones had been placed. Tho fight on Jones was carried Into the senate by Acting Chairman Hitchcock of the banking committee, leading the oppo sition, because of Mr. Jones' connections with the so-called zlno and Harvester trusts. With administration supporters predicting a victory the fight went on behind closed doors. Cost of Operating Cities is Increasing WASHINGTON. July 14,-The total payment In 196 cities having a popula tion of 30,000 or more, for general gov ernmental expenses In 1912 was $50$,543,OI8, according to the census bureau today. The total per capita payments for ex penses other than those of public ser vice enterprises was 117.34, an Increase of 33.30 per cent over the per capita pay ment of a decade ago, which was $13.02. The per capita payment In cities of 0,00) population and over was $21.24; In cities between M0.000 and MO.OOO population It was $19.99. In cities having a population between 100,000 and 300,000 it was $14.22; In cities having 80,000 to 100.000 the per capita payment was $12.M, and In cities of between 30,000 and 60,000 population It was $11.60. I HI for r- . . n ' " - Governor Aw' Quit yr I J&Mu)ts- 7 vmAfr&&msss J1 JHkSAi V All PAHtr le. Kv.flLim i '-. ;i' SLEUTH HANSENSURRENDERS Member of Bums-Daily News Com bination Voluntarily Returns. BREAK WITH P0LCAR INDICATED Mwn Accaned of Attempting; to Ile Imnch City Offlclnls nlv Ilond for Appenrnnce nt lleiirlim Next Nntnnlnr. T. G. Hansen, Burns sleuth, forme-ily In tho employ of Joe Polcnr's Dally News, tho man who Is accused of attempting to bribe city officials and who Jumped $R,0C0 bond In Chicago, quietly came to Omaha yesterday morning, made ar rangements for a new bond hero and late yesterday afternoon voluntarily appeared In Justlco Brltt's court. Tho explanation for this procedure ac cepted by tho police Is that Hansen has broken with tha foreign corporation of which tho 'Dally Nowh In a member and W toll what he knows of "ilia ..alleged bribery conspiracy' t his preliminary hearing set for noxt Saturday, Hansen and his lawyer, Josoph Burres of Chicago, were noncommittal, howover, and a surprise was sprung whon Edward Abrahams signed Hansen's $1,000 bond fixed by tho court Abrahams was thn bondsman for Detective Neff. Burns operative, who appealed from a vagranoy sentence In police court, and some persona connecting tho two facts expressed sus picion that the Dally News still had Its artlstto finger In the Hansen case. Hansen's bond was fixed at $1,000, fol lowing a speech by Attornoy Burres, who declared that the fact that Hansen had voluntarily come to Omaha from Chicago to surrendor himself was sufficient evi dence of his Intention In good faith to return. Former Poller Abnniloneil, Mr. Burres told Justice Brltt that Han sen's failure to appear in Chicago was In tho lino of n policy since abandoned. This was Interpreted to mean that Han sen has broken with the Daily News. Ho expressed a desire for nn early hearing and Saturday was set as the date, County Attorney Magney reserving tho right to change the date In case of InablUty to proceed. The hearing of Frank M. Tlckard, Burns sleuth, charged with attempting to bribe County Com missioner John C. Lynch, is set for next Friday. R. U. Wolf, city smoke Inspector, Is tho complaining witness In the Han sen case. Vn I. miliar Wenrs neurit, Hansen has parted with the beard which he woro In Omaha last winter and now Is smooth shaven with the excep tion of a mustache- It was learned that he arrived here early yesterday mornlnar accompanied by his attorney and H. M. Walters, Bald to be a Burns operative. IIo registered at the Rome hotel as "T. O. Harrison." He still shows the effects of Illness suffered In Chicago within the. last few days, but has practically re covered Highly Interesting developments re sulting from the Burns-Dally News plot are expected next Friday and Saturday. It Is known President and Editor Joo Polcar and his friends have lxen fearful lest the Bums men should ultimately he compelled to take the witness stand In their own defense ever since Mayor Dahlman first made his celebrated ex pose. Hansen admitted thnt ho had become weary of being a fugitive from Justice. According to Attornoy Burres, Hansen's surrender hero will result In tho setting aside of tho forfeiture of thn $5,000 bond In Chicago. Hansen was arraigned he. fore Jubtlce Britt, pleaded not guilty and was released under bond. Wounded Hunter is Carried Many Miles by His Companiosn SAN FHANCIRCO, July H.-Mlstaken In tho thick underbrush by his hunting com panion, Elmer Cox, Jr., as a deer. A. J. Francis a well known clubman of this city, was thot and dangerously wounded last Sunday In Madera county. Word of the accident was received hero today. Assisted by their hunting guide, Cox and a fellow hunter, succeeded In getting Francis to a hospital twenty-seven miles from their camp, the trip occupying more, than thirty hours-j ENGINEERS AND FIREMEN REFUSE MEDIATION OFFER Representatives of 55,000 on Ninety Eight Roans West of Chioago Against Arbitr tion. TO NEGOTIATE WITH BOSSES They Vote Almost Unanimously in Favor of Strike if Their De mands Are Refused. COMPANIES NOT TO BE BOUND That is Reason Given for Rejection of Tender by Employes. INCREASE IN PAY IS SOUGHT According to Conference Committee) of MnnHjtcra, Compliance with Itequeeto Wonlil Swell Roll 1'lftr Per Cent. CHICAGO. July 14. Representatives of Ki.ICO engineers nnd firemen In ninety eight western railroads today declared that they would not accept arbitrations o their wugo differences under the Erd man act, but would continue negotiations with their employers. It was also announced that the firemen nnd engineers had voted almost unani mously In favor of . a strlka should thtlr requests be refused by tho railroad. Tho announcement that fedjril arbitra tion would be declined caitM after & meeting tttended by tho conference ot Krnornl mnnahcrs of the railroads and representatives of thi cmplJ.'ei. Tho railroad managers w.-a Informed by W. 8. Btone, head of the Brqtherhood of Locomotive Engineers, and W S Car ter, president of the Brotherhood ot locomotive Firemen and Englnemen oC tho result of the strike vote. Different phases of the dlfforsncrB be tween tSo men and tho railroads were) discussed before the conference adjourned. Refusal to accept arbitration wa Vncd by the brotherhood on tho contention that the railroads woull not be bound br tho result of such arblr:lo.i. On thl point an official statement given out by Mr. Carter readR; "On the supposition that tho federal board of aibltratlo.t and eonclllatlon will proposo ntbltratlon as directed by tha present federal law, tho cnslmnen wilt necessarily reject any proposition to arbitrate becausa In till recent aiultra tlons railroads have repu l'lt.sd arb(ttR tlon awards and hive not been bound thereby." What the 3Ien Want. Some of the principal requests made by tho empl- 'es of the rotds ere: "Increana In tha 1 ... oi pay or n glneors. anditlrmn In al cluses of ear vice.' . tfiat 'tha". number of hours after which overtime will he paid in the freight er-. vice bo reduced from fen to eight hours and In passenger service from ten to five hours. That overtime be raised to a basN of time and a half In freight service and double time In passenger servlca. That engineers and firemen be paid an arbitrary 30 minutes preparatory ttmo for each trip Instead ot computing ser vice continuously from actual time of reporting for duty. That allowances be made for terminal delays in addition to payment for tho miles or hours of the trip. That tho differentials paid for running Mallet engines be Increased. That the differentials between local andT through freight service be Increased. That two firemen be employed on larg coal-burning engines regardless of tho character or length of tho run, tho ton nage hauled or the work required fl tha' firemen. Sienna Fifty Per Cent Rnlae. According to the conference committee ot managers representing tho railroads, compliance with .the requests of the em ployes would Increase the payrolls of the roads moro than $33,000,000 a year, or approximately B0 per cent. The request of tho employes cover a general revision ot the rules governing compensation. The negotiations continued nearly thro a months prior to Juno J, when tho con ferences were suspended pending the tak ing of the vote of the employes on tha question of a strike. A. W. Trenholm, general manager of the Chicago. St. Paul, Minneapolis and (Continued on Page Two.) Room at the Top There is always opportunity for ambition the call for high grade competent workers is sounded every day in the "HELP WANTED" columns of The Bee. If you see no oppor tunity in your present position for yeara to come, turn to the Want Ad columns. In your own firm there are several men com peting with you for the same place. In the "Help Wanted" col umns the tables are turned and there are several firms compet ing with each other for the same man. Act on this RUggestion you boys who are searching for an opportunity In this city. Telephone Tyler 1000 THE OMAHA BEE Everybody reads Bee Want Ads.