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VOL. XLV NO. 297.
OMAHA. TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 30. 1916 TWELVE PAGES.
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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.
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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
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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
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PIONEER PROSPECTOR
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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. (
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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
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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.
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.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
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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
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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
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