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The Omaha D Bee Call Tyler 1000 If You Want to Talk to The Bee or to Anyone Connected Willi The Ilee. AILY THE WEATHER. 0 Unsettled VOL. XLV NO. 297. OMAHA. TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 30. 1916 TWELVE PAGES. On Train, nt MotfN, .Nfttii MtttuN, ft., Ar, SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. I SENATE PASSES THE RIVERS AND HARBORS BILL Appropriation Measure Carrying Over Forty Millions Adopted by Upper House by Margin of Three Votes. THIRTY-FIVE TO THIRTY-TWO It Will Now Go to a Conference of the Two Branches of Congress. KENYON SAYS IT IS THE LAST Washington, May 2'). The senate passed today the rivers and harbors appropriation bill carrying about $43, ,000,000 by a vote of 35 to 22, after aiding many amendments. The bill will now go to a confer ence of the two houses. The fight against it, begun by Senator Kcnyon, Iowa, and Senator Sherman of Illi nois, gained strength until a final ef fort to displace it with a substitute appropriating a lump sum of JM.OOO, WO was defeated by only one vote. Senators Ashurst, Gore, Ilollis, Husting, Lane, Newlands, I'ittinan, Pomereue, Taggart, Thomas and Thompson, all democrats, voted with the republicans to send the bill back to the committee. Just before the final vote was taken Senator Kcnyon predicted it would be the last of its kind to pass an Ameri can congress. "You are voting at least $20,000,000 into this bill that is absolutely unjus tifiable," 6aid Senator Kenyon. "You are dumping thousands of dollars into streams where commerce is rapidly disappearing nd into streams with less than a foot of water in them. "Vou have had an opportunity to correct some of these abuses, but you would not. Your motto it. Met the people squeal.' I have done my best jnd 1 want to say that if the price of holding my scat in the senate is to vote for bills of this kind the seat may fro. Some day a congress will be here which will not consider that the greatest statesman is the man who :an get the greatest amount of money out of the federal treasury. "It is a pity that the whole blame for this extravagance mint rest upon th democratic party, because the bill never could be passed without repub lican votes, "The people are awakening to the fact that votes arc cast in congress very largely in order that reciprocity may follow fawning. We have lost the fight here, but it is not ended. We appeal now from congress drunk with extravagance to a people sober, medi tative and very discriminatory." Shortly before the bill was placed upon its final passage the Newlands amendment to create a national water ways commission, which should be accepted, was stricken from the bill on a renewed point of order made by Senator Gallinger of New Hampshire. Senator Kcnyon's motion to sub stitute for the bill a resolution au thorizing an appropriation of $25, 000,000 for continuing work on all ex isting projects, the distribution to be left to the army engineers and the secretary of war, was defeated, 34 to 23. Democrats who voted for the sub stitute were: Ashurst, Gore, Dusting, Pane, l'omerene, Shafroth, Taggart, Thomas, Thompson and Tillman. Lincoln Building Strike is Settled By Agreement Lincoln, N'eb., May 29. The strike of 600 laborers on building jobs which has been in progress heu a week, was settled last night bv the employers agreeing to the 30-cent scale, for which the workers were contending. 1 he strike had been ir. progress a week, tying up work on a store of buildings and paving jobs, mi hiding two building jobs for the I iiivciMty of Nebraska. Woik on most of the jobs was renewed this morning. The Weather N t.jit-h.i- l i, 1 1 i ! , ih'f imii ft th.iut 'Irmiirrnlurr h1 fmti Yrirnl. lluiir. !'.K i hi M Ml '. il tl . Ill I HiwwrU . ., ..J -r.i l i . ..i , , . i ..-,. . ..- . .., t . I O. , .. I IV , . . . ' 1 I ' I i I I ! I t Vt I., I 1 GOV. WHITMAN TO NOMINATE HUGHES New York Governor Will Present Name of Justice to National Republican Convention. HITCHCOCK OPENS CAMPAIGN Chicago, May 2'). Two additional booms of candidates for the republi can nomination for president were brought to Chicago today. They were those of Charles Evans Hughes of New York and Coleman Dupont of Delaware. Frank H. Hitchcock, accompanied by William L, Ward, former republican national commit teeman from New York, launched the prc-convention campaign in the inter est of Justice Hughes. Governor Whitman will place Mr. Hughes in nomination in the con vention, according to present plans. Mr. Hitchcock said that when he was in the east a plan was being dis cussed to ask Alabama to waive its place on the root call in favor of New York so that Hughes' name would come before the convention early. He was not aware, however, whether any action had been taken along this line. Will Not Open Headquarters. Headquarters for Hughes will not be opened in Chicago, according to a statement made by Mr. Hitchcock. "Mr. Hughes iH not an active candi date for the presidential nomination and therefore no headquarters for him will be opened here, but his friends who are urging his nomi nation will work in his interest as individuals," said Mr, Hitchcock. "His views on Americanism, pre paredness and other important pub lic questions are sound and were fre quently stated by him in public ad dresses before he became a member of the United States supreme court. There is no question where he stands on any of these questions. While I have had no communication with Justice Hughes for several months, I believe there is no question that if he is nominated he will accept." Dupont is on the Ground. Coleman Dupont of Delaware and a party of friends arrived early in the day. i He is the first presidential can didate to arrive. Mr. Dupont said: "I am here pri marily as a member, of the republican national committee, although my friends have placed my name in the field as a presidential candidate." No definite claims were put for ward by friends of Mr. Dupont ex cept that he would receive the six votes from Delaware and a number of other delegates on the first bal lot. Suffrage Will Be Issue. Indications are that the question of national woman suffrage will be noe of the most hotly debated questions before the committee on resolutions of the convention when that body meets to consider the party platform. The National Congressional union will urge the adoption of a plank fa voring national suffrage. A telegram was received by Chairman I lilies of the national committee from Mrs. Ar thur M. Dodge of New York, presi dent of the National Anti-Suffrage association, requesting that the or ganization be permitted to present the other side of the question. Chairman Hilles said that both sides would be given a full hearing by the committee on resolutions. M. H. De Young of San I'rancisco, who was acting chairman of the re publican national committee from W)l to W2, will occupy a front seat on the platform at the convention with the former chairmen of that body in accordance with a decision made by Chairman Hilles today. War Office Asks About Oath Taken By State Militia Lincoln, May 2V. The United States war department has called on Adjutant General Hall to furnish it form copies of the oaths -taken by Nebraska National Guard officers and privates. Nebraska has two forms, one jot officcis ami one for privates. I lie o nicer;,' oath merely agrees to sine the state, obey the commander in (iiiel and the laws Koxerumg the lllilt.UV tones of N'chiaska vvlol,. the piu.ite o.tth say " hear li tie l.nlli and allegiance to the I nitcd Males of Ainema and to the Male of Nchia4.,t; that I will serve llicni honestly and faithfully against .ill thin enemies whatsoever." It is said the War ilepar tnici't is in v t t iKatiiin vthellur the Nelnaska kt'la. dsiueti t ail lie i ..mpi Ue. to mivc, il tailed. ,411,1 as whither a sijiid similar I" that taker, bv vime lesai luiln ami ii mihi ot cm in Ne InaAa Woman is Killed by Lightning Bolt if ui i r. . !"M..v ;-i . 'a' i Mi . 1. 1 ..-n- to,,, .,", 4 I ' " ' ' t ! - 1 1 I I 1 4 ; N Sill 114, '!""' ' ig!tt ,ii g .!.! IlisUiltit :k,s;. i i -. ... I, Si i .ii.f ,. ' f a' ! ! ;i .i j , .1 ,, : j . ' .''iS .11 !'- ! ..... , i . ) I .if ! . , i ; t .-. I,, Hie National Capital 1 4 , s, ' . " . ' , . , I " s.. . , tM 4 i .. . , M i .- ).., II.,., GRAVE TROUBLE IN ATHENS AS IT LEARNS OF RAID Dispatch from Greek Capital Says Disturbance Breaks Out on News of Invasion by Bulgars. FRENCH REPULSE GERMANS Teuton Advances from Corbeaux Wood on Verdun Front Are De feated, Says War Office, FIFTEEN ENCOUNTERS IN AIR l'aris, May 29. A dispatch from Athens says grave trouble has broken out there folluwing the news of the invasion of Macedonia by the Itul gariaus. l'aris, May 29. Two attacks were made by German troops advancing last night from Corbeaux wood on the Verdun front. The French war office report today says these assaults failed. Last of the Meause the niKht was comparatively calm except for heavy artillery action near ) rt Vaux. Fifteen aerial encounters occurred and Itwo German machines were brought down, one of the mfalling in flaem . French Attacks Repulsed. Herlin (Via London), May 29. Violent artillery duels are continuing on both banks of the Meuse, on the Verdun front, the war office an nounced today, French troops made two weak attacks on Cutnicrcs vil lage, taken last week by the Ger mans, but these were repulsed easily. Rumor of Important, New Evidence in Orpet Murder Case Waukegau, III.. May' 29.- Efforts of James if. Wilkerson, attorney for Will Orpet, charged with the murder of Marion Lambert, to clear up recent facts with respect to a mysterious Joseph Hartman, were unavailing when court opened tooay. Mr. Wilkerson wanted to know if Stale's Attorney Dady had caused the arrest or sequestration of Hartman, but the court ruled that the prosecu tion cannot be compelled to divulge its plans to the defense. Hartman is said to have visited Mr. Wilkerson last Monday and to have told the lawyer a story concerning Marion Lambert. He said that Clara Cramer, his cousin, a domestic em ployed at Lake Forest, told Miss Lambert that Hartman had a drug which would relieve her condition. Hartman said he gffve Miss Lambert the drug. Miss Cramer was said by Hartman to be in Toledo and Mr. Wilkerson sent one of his partners to the Ohio city to investigate. Hartman reported that Miss Cramer had come to Chi cago and had promised to produce her for continuation of the story last Saturday, i he engagement was not kept and today Mr. Wilkerson de manded to know if the state was de taining Hartman. Mr. Dadv admitted today that he knew where Hartman was. British Consuls Warned to Avoid Politics of IL S. Washington, May 29. British con sular officers in the United States have been instructed and warned by the British embassy to avoid being drawn into anything that might be construed as interference with Amer kn0 politics with the approach of the national elections. A circular, is sued to the consulates, says: "As the elections are approaching, British officials will no doubt receive letters from silt-styled British-Amei -icans, genuine or otherwise, asking i advice as to how they ought to vote, j Such letters are generally of a iu ; tine ot a trap lor electioneering pur poses. - lintisli snlijects have im votes American citizens cannot pioperly he advised by foreign ol In lals as to the exercise ol their sulliaKe. Such advice would he te ganli'd as undue Intel lereni e in Aineiiiaii internal politns. Wimis of lelieis o this ii,iliiie should, there lnic, hut be answered at all, or II atiswcted, iniofiiied (hat British ot In lals laliiiol adv'se Aturtliail ilh zeiis as to the rxruisr ol then , rights " 1 liiliatsv oliii ials ,ii r detniiilni d to he involved I'l H' iiunlenls sun !i as lesnliid sevttal irjlv a i m the srii-ali'ieal litail ol Hie Bniisl, am bassadoi, I ...( si,kville WiM PIONEER PROSPECTOR KILLED BY EXPLOSION I J, -U f U ."I 1 ,.,; 1 I i ' I r r I I 1 . M ,i', kUtl trlUIH .1 I ' !l , I i ' ' f l!ji I I.: Ill ill l I . . ' I v,! , i t l .l g,.,., i., I,, !, ,, i: ,.it ' i t i"'i ! . i II SI lUatrf . . - l "H i ii I,. ., ... ! , J' : I - .1 t i I I . . - .. '" ': M im , - i. . rt , , ;o V i , t . V ,,.. M, i " ! r, t. ! ; i y . . . , , ,..! i - -I '. .. I ....... . . .v - , I .. , ' t , II- - i i I i ' . ' 1 i . V' ." . li. I.., . I ., - .s . ' t ' .1..., ,. , . I, . , ', 1 , '. I'. I :. I ") II, ..., '"'I' ' 1 . . . ' ti I ' ',; ' i . I : , ' I . ! I ' V V 4 I i (' , ..iiu' .. in '.! I i . . ' i . : . , -K nit k n, I . "'' '" "I'. i I" ' '' . . i HI '" . ! I " . ii ii . I i ' 1 1 i , ,., ( ' ! t ' ! ' . . . I . - . I i -.,,- i DAY ..s.Cf v . 1916. v1, I K f i -A - I I t :i ft MILLION BOOST . FOR STATE ROADS Board of Equalization Votes for In creases on Railway Lines in ' Nebraska. , BZCKMANN AND HAIL OPPOSE (from ft Rinff Cnrriiporti1int. ) Lincoln, Neb., May 29. (Special Telegram.) Kailroads, with main line properties in Nebraska, which includes all but the St. Joseph & Grand Island, were boosted $1,000,00(1 in valuation for purposes of taxation by the slate board of equalization, after a spirited debate which lasted most of the day. Governor More head, Secretary of Slate Tool and Auditor Smith voted for the increase. Land Commissioner Bcckniann and Treasurer Hall opposed it. Mr. Hall brought the debate to a head by proposing an increase of but one per cent but was voted down. About one-tliird ot the total mileage in the sttc is affected by the in csrease. The total mileage is ti.200 of which 2,.'0() is main line. Follow ing are the increases and the assessed valuation per mile: I'nion l'acific, 458! j miles, from $22,500 to $25,225. Burlington, 412 miles, I'lattsmouth to MrCook and beyond, $lo,000 to $16,550. Burlington, 7-14 1-.1 miles, Table Rock, Broken Bow, (raw ford and j beyond, $10,500 to $!0,Ko5. Northwestern, 140 miles, Omaha to ! Corfolk, $7,000 to $7,245, j Minneapolis & Omaha, 1 1 miles, 1 Omaha to Dakota I ity, S.H.J00 ' $S,.s(SI. t" Kov k Island, l-'t'j miles, ( liiiaha ; to Kansas bur. SIO.IHMl t., j.iO,.50. M issouri I'ai iin . "2' j miles, l itnaha to Kansas hue, .V,ihi to $g..lia. ' M issout i l'.n itn . Ml tiiiles. toliiiore dilution to Auburn. 7.4ilo in LAYS CLAIM TO REWARD FOR FINDING MAN'S BODY 1 1 i. mi huff I iiHobi, Mav i.f leilM.f. t. I.I I S.f, ul I VI- leviiiig that be .liiw t leek, in a i I an Inn v mail of l i I'll II li.l ,l' vvltll 4 Piat k Utf in. vvt.il 't. ! e llie l"d v In f.n.i .1. V -laid I !aii". I' l.eotijri ol I mi o'ii l:a s trwatd oHiiiit ..' ilie Bt..i..ii the J 'I I ...1 Inn v Im al I I t I! I . 1 1 1 11 1 v 111 ! .e . ii.l. , . I il. , . 1 .! I I Oiuj Yt'ar AroTWay in the War t I. h, lHl.i,.l, Illi tA..r.W Hi IH, I ,,i. w .-.. i. a . I.... I M V , IV . I . I .. v i , , . ft I ' N . ' . ,.' o.o ,. s. . . . . '. I . , I '- k. ',.. ... ., . I l l .-.. I , i n.i l..,.,, ii ...41 ,l. I .i ,jfs.j 2t MORIAL FUTURE AND PAST DEFENDERS OF a OLD GLORY EXCHANGE GREETINGS sT. 1 Mexican Troops Concentrating in ' Chihuahua State San Antonio, Tex., May 29. Re ports concerning tjie concentration of Mexican troops near Chihuahua have been transmitted to headquarters here by General Bell at El Faso. It is in dicated that the force massed in the territory numbers approximately 20, 000 men. ARMY MEN MAY RETORMTO OMAHA New Bill ReorganiHng Service is Likely to Cause Rehabilitaton of Department of Mssouri. WORD FROM SECRETARY BAKER i Kmm a fctff I'orresponilcnl . ) Washington, May 29. (Special Tel egram.) Representative Lobcck took up with Secretary Baker today, and requested from Adjutant General Hall of the National Guard of Nc- braska, the use of the two vacant floors in the Army headquarters building at Omaha for the use of the Otuaha battalion of the Guard. Ac cording to advice, the present head quarters of the battalion of Omaha ate wholly inadequate for the Guard's uses. -, , . '11' i ... I he building now occupied is small 1 raiupci otlicers and men, especially for socia pin poses. 1 he present armory is adapable tor dull purposes but for the I housing of the records of the -bat. i laliou and olln ers quarlr;s it is vv holly iiuadapable. ( Ml'. I.oheik .allell ihp xri f r 1 .11' v's . attention n t,rM. ),,, (, w. . 1 1111 1 by a vny significant siiK'Kestioii 1 in. 111 Seuelaiy Baker, llial, Willi the new 41 my lull in opetanoii, the ,iui : luiibling 111 Omaha miichl be needed ill the rcluhitat nut ilie I lepai liueiil id Missouii While the scularv, vvmild noi delimtrlv say so it was in- tiiiuled Inal this li:i,!it rnsui 4s a 1 n snlt ot the new 1 . unlit ion s with .1 l.hn''4""" 'r P'av alter June M V" ' suiau l.iii.fik t.O't lie vn.iilil1 k e l have I he tugnrslioii il I ue 1 jl , II.,!! I'lliU'll'If'l li, tl insular a 1 Hie it 1 I he-1 i IH.4IH ,il in I lie . m I ! I f. fill Vi 01 v I. ....nil dd.ug ,,...(. :!,t, I . o! tiol. , : s 1 1 I... I t! (t Ilie I ,,:.i .!! ! in t -li I I r i t! I l. f t MRS. BUSH UFDE WITT KILL 1 0 Uf LIGHTNING l1,.l'fc llll. .Sri . t S. s- V a iv HILL FUNERAL TO BE HELDTOMORROW Interment 'Will Be . in Private Mausoleum at North Oakes Farm. . . , , TELEGRAMS, OF CONDOLENCE St. Paul, Minn., May 29.-The fu neral of James J. Itlil, who died at his home here shortly after 9 o'clock this morning will be held at his residence at 2 p. m. Wednesday. Announcement ff funeral arrangements w'as con tained in a statement issued by the family at 4 p. in. today. ContraVy to expectations, interment will not be in Calvary cemetery, but in a private masoleuiu to be erected at North Oakes farm, five miles north east of St. Paul, long the summer home of the "empire builder." The general public will have no op portunity formally to pay tribute to the leading citizen of the northwest, but Mr. Hill's, associates and his old employes will be admitted to the house to view the body before the services. The general offices of the Great Northern railway and the First ; National bang, and Northwest Trust j company will be closed all Wedncs- day. Wish No Flowers. Die family statement includes a re quest that no flowers be sent. Rev. ! ri.. i , .i i : i . .nomas I. wiimmhis, VI. ill eiieiai Ol ,-,,;,. (,( ,st. f s, ,,,, who I attended Mr. Hill during his last few j hours, will officiate at the fimeraf. All afternoon lelegiams continued to pour m Odin all parts of the lOtnl 1 try with exptessiotis of condolence for the lauiilv. A constant stream of I family friends 1 ailed at the home and I at the lesidence of Louis W. Hill, nev.1 door. I r entered, most of them tnerelv having eaids ot svuipaihv for the elder Mrs Hill and her vhildren I he latnily statement was as f,,I- Invs "si Paul, iMiin , Mav 2, l'l' Mr Hill passed awav vriv peavrfullv after several Inuns of urn 1 ill si loiislir All ttie lueiulieis of !ie immediate fainil) voir pliseiil. f.-pl one daughter, Mrs nsnn I'.ea'd. who will irnve to ii'"lit, and one ift4iid-oii. lamrs N, H 11.11 ..ii ot Mi ail M' v j,,,, . j llitl. wi .i will aiine Is. -in taiiilnil".. 1 1 . 1 n . . I I 1 1 .v SrlVli.tt St KcsidtlKt. A i, it i ,. - It'll ,i. ''' a",.,, f. la ! h mi am lii'n i l srr n v 4 Hi fill .11 ' nt a In I I l foie. li I. m t . 'Vl -'. I i. Ill , ,l U l'.! II.. i . tit l 1.1 i' '-ti . i I So I. nil t . V ( h , I , II.' jl,. I I , !' I lie w . , ... M I : t.U. ft tl l( . M '. I 4 A V -t I.,'! I t (..,,!. 1 t. ' -j : V i JAMES J. HILL. TRANSPORTATION MAGNATE. DEI Railroader and Great Financici Dies at His Home in St. Pa il After Long; Spell of Sickness. ' 1 WAS SEVENTY-EIGHT YEARS OLD Former Head of Great Northern. Northern Facific and Burlinj ton Retired Four Years Azo. DEATH IS DUE TO INFECTION St. Paul, May 29. -Jaine. J. Hill railroad builder, capitalist ami t:o.st widely known figure f the northwest, died at his Summit avenue residence at 9; JO o'clock ibis morning as the resull of an infection due to bowel trouble. Mr, Hill was unconscious for nearly twelve hours before he died. iJr. Herman M. Priggs and Dr. Stanley Seager, together with members of the immediate Hill family, were at th" bedside when the end came. Mr. Hill's personal secretary, M. R. Urown, made the announcement of his employer's demise to waiting newspaper corresnondents at the Hill residence. Jlis statement was made verbally with the inkiiuation that a written Inilletin might be issued later. (Jucstiotied rgarding the date for obsequies, Mr. Hi ow n said no ar X' r gciiicut . had been discussed. Relapse Comes Sunday. Following a relapse late yesterday Mr. Hill tailed rapidly through the nighi. All the members of bis family were at the bedside with the exception of Mrs. M. Heard of New York, a daugh ter. She is expected o arrive to night. James N. Hill of New York and Mrs. Samuel Hill of Washing ton arrived arly today. Louis W. Hill was up at 7 a. m. "My father slept most of the night," he said. M. H. Brown, Mr, Hill's confiden tial secretary, met the newspaper re- ' porters on the lawn. ;'Mr. Hill died quietly at 9:30," he said with tears in his eyes. Just as Mr. Hill was dying two' Little Sisters of the Poor approached the house from the south driveway. They, were met at the door, extend ed their sympathy, and departed. One of the first, to leave the house was John J. Toomey, Mr. Hill's confiden-' tial business agent and associate for years. Mr. Toomey took his depar ture at 9:50, followed by Ralph Budd, assistant to Louis W. Hrll, -president of the Great Northern railroad and one of the younger iVembers of Mr, Hill's) railroad family. ' L. W. Hill was .next to leave the house. 'He walked between Rev. Thomas J. Gibbons, vicar general of. the' St.' Paul archdiocese, and George MacPherson, intimate friend of the family. Grief showed plainly on the fare of the elder Hill's successor. All three went to the L. W. Hill resi dence. Sketch of James J. Hill. James J. Hill was the last survivor of the comparaitvely few men in America credited with having earned the title of railroad kings. Unlike most men, who, in recent years, have had large financial interests iu railroads, Mr. Hill was during the greater part of his career an active railroad executive. It was rather as a railroad executive than as a rail road financier that he made a deep and Jailing impression on railroad transportation in the Unitedl States. Mr. Hill's name always will be as sociated with the history of the economies affected by the railroads of the United States through the re markable increases in tonnage per train, which were made after the re vival of business beginning in 187, and prior to the panic of 1907. To Mr. Hill alone of modern railroad men was given the title of "empire builder," and this mainly because he not only built a railroad into unde veloped territory, but also did more than anyone else to get population into that territory. Native of Canada. James Jerome Hill was born on a farm near Guelph, Ont., in IHJ8, of Scotch-Irish parents. Under the hard work of the farm he grew up sturdy and healthy. Between the age of 7 and 14 yrais he attended an academy near his homr, where he de veloped a marked aptitude for read ing and study His father's death when he was 14 years id age made it nrirssatv for linn to go to woik as a clerk m the village stoie. In I f.r he set out (or California, but withut the )ear loiind himselt on the steamboat docks at M. Paul, where he ohumrd cmplovnirnt as a 1 1 oiiliiiue-l u Page 2. Cobiiitii 2) What's the Fastest ! Growing Thing in Omaha? BEE WANT-ADS inih-s M0KK Want Ad alver tisinjr April, VM, than insimo month of Advertise in The Ikv, Phone IVler 1000.