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ESTABLISHED JUXE 19, 1871. OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MOKNING, JULY 2, 1902-TEN PAGES. SINGLE COrY FIVE CENTS. ENDS AMID A STORM Closing Senion of American Oongreti Marked by Ifuch Eioitement. TART DEBATE IH UST HOURS OF SENATE Philippine Question ii Called Up and Warm Words Are Passed. MARKED ENTHUSIASM IN THE HOUSE National Hjmp li Started and the Galleries Ring with Applause. YELLS COME FROM ' HUNDRED THROATS pteneral Hookrr and tpeskrr Stand Id by inO Alternate mil" with "Star Spaagled Baaaer." WASHINGTON, Julr 1. After a session parked by umi of the stormiest debates ver held In the American congress, the senate adjourned etna die today. During the laat hours of the session there waa a Urt debate cn the Philippine queatlon. participated in by Messr. Carmack of Tennessee, 8pooner of Wisconsin. Culber son of Texas, HeCumber of Maryland and lodge of Maesachueetta. The conference report on the Philippine government bill waa adopted without aerloua opposition nd tben whea the decks of the senate were cleared for adjournment, Mr. Car tnack called up his reaolutton providing for M continuance of the Investigation of the PhUlpplnea by the committee during the nreeent summer. This started the trouble and for more than an hour a battle of words was waged. Mr. Spooner delivered a scathing denunciation of the minority of the Philippine committee for what he declared waa an attack on the American army. Mr. Carmack denied that any at tack bad been made upon the army and declared that any fool could charge sueh a calumny and any parrot could be taught to repeat It. The resolution was referred to a committee, thus effectually killing It. Just before adjournment the usual res olutions were adopted. Including one of fered by Mr. Cockrell, -the venerable dem ocrat of Missouri, cordially thanking Pres ident pro - tern Frye for "the dignified lmnartlal and courteous msnner In which ke had presided over the deliberations cf the senate." After the adoption of the resolution Mr Fry delivered a feeling response and then declared the senate adjourned without day. Stirring Times la Hoase. r Amid scenes of enthusiasm that has not been paralleled emce the exciting and stir ring days of the 6panlsha war. Speaker Henderson at i'.W Wis arternoon aeciaro.i the house- of representatives adjouraed iwltheut day. I In doing so be declared that no house of (representatives since the adoption of the - ....iti.iUH kaA Anvtm mm miintt work na this one. The audience to which be made his brief address waa a brilliant one. The galleries were banked to the doors and 'almost two-thlrda of the members were i In their seats on the floor. , The speaker'a appreciative words to the -members In thanking them for their co .operation during the aesslon had touched a responsive chord and they gave mm a re xnarkable demonstration of their friendship and good will. While the cheering and ap plause were still in progress the members on the floor began singing "My country Tis of Thee." I It was taken up by the correspondents In the Press gallery over the apeaker's chair nd by the spectators in the surrounding galleries and soon the vast hall was ring ing with the swelling chorus. Other patrlotlo airs followed aa the mem vera exchanged farewell, "The Star Spaa gled Banner" alternating with "Dixie.1 The V' taker came down from his rostrum his appearance on the floor being greeted with "For He's a Jolly Oood Fellow," and . a perfect rush of members to grasp bis hand. Standing In the area in front of the clerk's desk, he. too, joined in the songs and there was a wild scene when General Booker of Mississippi, the old one-armed confederate veteran, took hla place by the Ids of the speaker, and together they sang Dixie." i Mr. Candler, a Mississippi democrat. Jumped upon a desk and let out a yell of Jubilation that fairly shook the rafters. For almost half an hour the jubilation continued. All this time the spectators remained atandlng In the galleries, watch lng the animated scene below and Joining la the Singing. The adjournment came at -the end of a seven and a half hours' see aloa. during which much minor business . was transacted. In all seventy bills and resolutions were passed. The general good feeling In the house had been heightened by the victory won over the eenate on the Item la the naval appropriation bill for the building of a battleship In a govern stent yard. The closing hour was occupied with a 'spirited debate between Mr. Cousins of Iowa and Mr. Richardson, the demooratlo leader, ever the report on the inveatlga tlon Into the charges made by Captain Christmas concerning the sale of the Dan Ish West Indies. Mr. Cousins ridiculed Mr. Richardson for bringing the matter to the attention of congress. The latter do .. tended his course. GOVERNMENT TO BUILD ONE Beeretarr Aataortsed to- Have a Bat detail Coastraeled la Navy Yard. WASHINGTON, July 1. The conferees of the two houses of congress on the naval ap proprlat Ion bill reached an agreement at 11 'clock today on the one point left la dls pu'e after former conferences. This polo related to the contention between the twe houses as to whether any of tbe proposed sew war veeaels should be built in govern went navy yards ' The .houee bill originally provided that half of them ahould be built In government yards and the other halt by contract. Tbe aenate provided tor the constructloa of all by coutract. The compromise agreement authorises the construction of one battle ship In a government yard and also others In case of emergency, the provision being . follows: - The secretary of the navy shall build one fit the battleships authorised by this art in such navy yard as he may designate and he ahull build all to veeaels herein aathor laerl In aurh navy yards as he may desig nate, should 11 reasonably appear mat tne X ersona. nrms or corporations or tne scents thereof blddins for the construction of any of said veaaels have entered Into any com- iblnatton, agreement or underetnndlng the lefftH't, object er purpose of which Is to de prive the government of fair, open and un restricted competition In letting contracts lor the construction of any of said veela There is aa appropriation of I1TS.0O0 for ulfigMt t cacti navy, yardv RIBERY CHARGES UNTRUE pedal Committee to Investigate Parehnae of Danish West Indies Makes Report. WASHINGTON. July 1. Chslre V sell of the special committee of '4, of representatives which Investlgatv ' barges In connection with the purchsa. ' the Danish West India Islands, today suu. mlttrd the report of that committee. After detailing the charges of bribery and show ing that Captain 'Christmas had repudiated the alleged report on which the charges were based, the committee sums up ths results of their Investigation a follows: That there Is not the slightest sem blance of evidence that any member of congress, either directly or Indirectly, waa orrerert any hrtbe or was paid any val uable consideration of any kind or ehar- cter to vote for or assist m procuring tne proposal, adoption or ratification of a treaty of sale of the Danish West Indian islands to the United States. There Is not the remotest around from which to draw Inference or on which to base a conclusion that there wu any corruption or wronir-dolng on the part of the pub- llo officials or the mited states in con nection with the negotiations for the pur chase and sale of the Danish West Indian Islands. It Is plain beyond peradventure that the bribery alleged In the report could have existed nowhere save In the Imagination of Christmas, since the whole burden of his story Is that he had no money. It la In evidence that he had to borrow in order to pay hta passage home from this coun try. After reciting the allegation that Christ mas had enlleted the services of Abner Mc Klnley, brother of the late president, of W. C. Brown and of Sellgman Co. in New York, the report gives the testimony of each of these parties denying the allega tion. Similar denials sre given from the senators and representatives who have been referred to. The report adds: Each and every one of the parties thus named appeared before the committee and cave the lie to the statement of the re port, with the exception of Senator Clark of Montana, who, however, stated to the chairman that he had never met Christmas and had not, therefore, as a matter of course, had any conversation with him on any subject. Senator Lodge met Christmas several times, but It is unneces sary to cite his testimony, since the report speaks of him as the most respected mem ber of the senate and who of all the polit ical persons I have met in America Is the only one that cannot be bribed. The report also exonerates those who in a private capacity had dealings with Christ mas, Including Carl ' Hensen, Richard P. Evans and C. W. Knox. As to the state ment that Christmas was introduced to W. J. Broan the report states that Mr. Knox, who is said to have made the introduction, testified that he never saw W. J. Broan. TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS MADE Seaator Allison Presents Statement Showing What Has Been Dob by Congress. WASHINGTON. July l.-Just before-the senate adjourned finally today Senator Allison, chairman of the committee on appropriations, .presented a statement showing the total appropriations of the sessions by bills; as follows: Agriculture. $5,208,960; army, 191,530,136; diplomatic and consular, $1,957,925; Dis trict of Columbia, $8,647,626; fortifications, $T,29,955; ' Indian, 19,143.902; legislative, etc., $29,198,181; military academy. 11,627.- 324; navy, $78,678,961; pensions, $129,842, 230; postofflce, $138,416,598; river and har bor, $26,726,442 (exclusive of contracts au thorised); sundry civil, $60,126,359; dell clencles, $28,039,911; miscellaneous, $2,600, 000; Isthmian canal, $50,130,000; permanent annual appropriations, $123,921,220. Grand total, $800,193,837. ' The total last year was $730,138,575. Chairman Cannon of the house approprla Hons committee today presented a state ment of the1 appropriations made at the present session of congress, showing total of $750,063,837, not Including the large amounts that will be required for the isthmian canal and public building and river and harbor contracts. In hla statement Mr. Cannon says: "An analysis of this table shows that the total estimated expenditures forecaat by the executive departments aggregated $771,348,818; that the total appropriations made, exclusive of $50,130,000 toward an Isthmian canal, aggregates $750,063,837." CHANCE FOR GOOD CATTLE Openlag la the Argentlae Repanllo for Thoroogabred Amer tcaa Aaiaaals. WASHINGTON, July 1. Frank W. Blck nell, special agent and agricultural explorer of the Agricultural department, writing from Buenos Ayres to the bureau of animal Industry, says that It It is possible for some of the breeders of the United States to send aome really Orst-class animals to that place now la a good time to do so, aa British cattle have been barred owing to an out break of foot and mouth disease In England. The cattle must arrive In Buenos Ayres not later than August 1, so aa to have time to get In condition before the opening of the great animal show of tbe Rural so ciety, which beglna in Buenos Ayres Sep tember 14 snd lasts five days. Tbla show brings out the best animals In the country and Is for purebred stock only. At this time all the best sales of the year are made, both on the show grounds and In the large auction bouses in tne city, Representatives of some of tbe principal housea there say a few good animals from the United States may be sold, but It Is useless to send anything but ths very best. DEFALCATION DISCOVERED Aeeaaate of Cleric Who Die" Mara Thaa Year Age Prove to Be Short. WASHINGTON, July 1. United States District Attorney Gould today announced In the probate court that William S. Tats man, formerly disbursing clerk of the War department, was at the time of hla death April 20, 1901. a defaulter. So tar as known ths alleged defalcation amounts to about $18,000. The government will take steps to recover the full amount. Ths defalcation. Mr. Gould announced, was only recently discovered and was done through the manipulation of vouchers. NAME THE NEW WARSHIPS At Saggeatloa of Secretary Moody the Cablaet Takes Aetloa la the Matter. WASHINGTON, July L At Secretary Moody's suggestion, the cabinet today adopted names for the six new warships authorised by the naval appropriation bill The tour larger ships, two battleships and two armored cruisers, will be named Louisiana. Connecticut, Tennessee and Washington, but it ia not yet settled which states shall be chosen tor the bat Ueahlps and vice versa. The two gunboats provided for la to act wlU be naiued Faducan and Dubuque, OMAHA GETS A WAREHOUSE Bill for Qnartermarter'i Depot Pushed Through in Last Hours sf Don grew DIETRICH GETS SPEEDY ACTION ON IT by the President I mine. - After Reaching the Cap ' t f 78,000 Anproprta- la Available. (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON. July 1. (Special Tele gram.) Cpon ground now opened by the united Btatea tne city or umana win nave new building to be known as the quarter masters' warehouse, to coat $.5,000. The bill for the erection of this building passed congress today In the hitherto unheard of time of three hours, but the credit does not wholly belong to Congressman Mercer, as may be claimed. Senator Dietrich aaved the bill by poll ing the military affairs committee of the senate during an executive session and, having received a favorable recommenda tion from the Individual members of that committee, called tbe bill up Immediately after the senate came out of executive ses- lon into a continuance of the legislative day and passed It under unanimous consent. Mr. Mercer, fearful lest his championship of the bill, which b; Introduced on March 18 and which was reported from the com mittee on military affairs on May 6, would be objected to If he arose to push the meas ure, had the ranking member of the minor ity of the public buildings and grounds committee, of which he Is chairman, Mr. Bankhead of Alabama, call 'up the measure. Mr. Livingston of Georgia, possibly In the play that was being made to the gallery, reserved his right of objection, but wanted to know why the bill was being pushed during the closing hours of congress. Mr. Cannon, chairman of the committee on appropriations, was not so thoughtful, however, of the feelings of the member who called up the measure. He said he ob Jected to consideration of the bill at this session, especially as it carried an appro prlatlon of money which he did not believe tbe government was warranted In expend ing. He aald the necessity of the structure was not demonstrated and he was Inclined to object to Its consideration under suspen- Ion of the rules. Mr. Bankhead arose to move Its consider atlon, which would have required a two thirds vote to carry the measure, when Mr. Mercer rushed over to Mr. Cannon and told him that it was his bill to which be was ob Jectlng. Mr. Cannon arose and, waving his hands in ths air, said be 'would withdraw any objection which he intimated' making, and the bill was passed. Tog Comes la the Senate. Then came the tug. Mr. Mercer went over to the senate to see what could be done there to pass the measure. The bill had never been acted upon by the committee on military affairs of that body. In the ab sence of his colleague, Senator Millard, who left during ths afternoon for Omaha, Sen ator Dietrich said that he would do what ho could to pass the bill. While the sen ate was in executive session . the senior senator from Nebraska proceeded to poll the committee on military affairs on tbe bill and, having received a majority favor able to the measure, he called the bill up Immediately after the senate had term! nated its executive session and ths bill waa passed without comment. It was at once taken In charge of by ths enrolling and engrossing clerks of the two housea and waa the first bill to be signed by the president after he entered the pre ident's room at the capltol just previous to the adjournment of congress. Senator Alli son, who has in many respects borne the brunt of legislation of the session Just ended, having not only looked after the In terests of the committee on appropriations of which he la chairman, but has been aa active member of the Philippines and finance committees, said today that the see slon just ended has been the busiest ses slon he haa known alnce he came to con gross. "My opinion Is," he eald. "that the paasage of the Philippine and lathmlan ca nal bills will be accepted by the American people as the best legislation that could have been adopted under all the circum stances surrounding both cases. I regret that we could not have passed the Cuban reciprocity measure, but circumstances did not seem entirely favorable and the effort waa abandoned for the session. In many particulars more vital legislation has been enacted than tbe most optimistic of us could have hoped for at the beginning of the Fifty-seventh congress. Tbe war taxes have been taken off. We have enacted a comprehensive Philippine measure and we have started the wheela for tbe building of an lathmlan canal which the people have demanded for years: In addition, we have aimed to perfect the laws of Its government and at the same time provide for its run ning expenses. Frankly, I must confess that I have never worked so hard and I welcome the adjournment as I never have before." Senator Millard left Washington this aft ernoon for Omaha. Senator Dietrich ex pects to leave for his home In Hastings the latter part of the week, and after spending some little time In Chicago and Aurora. III., will go to hla home tor the summer. His daughter,' Mies Dietrich, expects to remain In the CatsklUs until fall. End Iowa Fight. The nominations of H. G. McMHlen as district attorney and J. U. Bammls aa col lector for the northern district of Iowa and Harry G. Weaver as collector for the southern revenue collection district of Iowa, which were sent In today by the president, terminated, so far aa the Iowa delegation is concerned, a strife and con tention growing out of the recommenda tions made by ths delegation from the Hawkeye state some three weeks sgo. Ths president informod tbe delegation pre vious to their meeting that if a united recommendation came to him for several federal offices to be filled he would rely upon that recommendation, but in the vent the delegation should bo divided he would take it upon himself to nominate men who seemed to him best suited for the 'several positions. The recommenda tions for the several positions in Iowa were signed by the eleven representatives and two senators from that state. There were heartburnings and protests growing out of the conference which wss held on the dis tribution of federal patronage. The presi dent deferred action until he could review the protests that were filed against Mr. McMlllsn and Mr. Weaver, but finding that the protests haa been exploded for soms time, ho sent In tbe names of McMlllen, Bammls and Weaver todsy and they were confirmed during the course of the after noon. Representative Mercer, who bad expected to remain In Washington for a fortnight at least, looking after matters In which he ts Interested, has decided to leave for Omaha ths latter part of ths week, when CeaUaus4 ea Secoul fml CHINA ISSUES ULTIMATUM Refaaes te Pay July Installment at the) rresemt Rate of Em- PEKIN. July 1. The Uotst of Shanghai has notified the Bankers' commission that China refuses to pay the July Installment of tho indemnity except at the rate of ex change prevailing April 1, 1901'. The foreign ministers consider that the taotat's declaration is ths result of the an nouncement of the United States minister, Mr. Conger, to the Chinese viceroys thst the United States sustains China's conten tion snd Is willing to accept payment on the basis mentioned. But the ministers are confident thst China will accept the decision of the majority of the ministers when t Is convinced that the United States Is Its only supporter. Some of the ministers Insist that the pol icy of the United States ia unreasonable and In direct opposition to tbe terms of the protocol. They assert that Prince Chlng, bead of the foreign office, and other Chinese officials, before learning that China had the support of the United State In the matter, admitted that their arguments were rather a plea for mercy than a demand for Justice. WASHINGTON. July 1 The State de partment has not yet been notified of the Chinese refusal to pay the July Indemnity which Is the first payment of money to become due from China to the powers since the signature of the Pekln agreement. Thj department regrets being placed In a posi tion of taking Issue with the powers on this question, which ts so Important that grave doubt is entertained as to the prob able effect of an Insistence on the European contention as affecting China's integrity. It la nevertheless the case that a careful reading of the progress of the meeting of ministers at Pekin which led up to the agreement taken In connection with the context of that document has convinced the department that It la the unquestion able purpose of the ministers, and that purpose was unquestionably set out in their proceedings, to permit China to pay the indemnity at the rate of exchange as It existed on the date of signature, and it Is equally clear that what appears to be a contradictory clause In the agree ment was nothing more or lea than an Inadvertence. However, tbe United States hss ' not gone to the length of refusing to accept lta psyment on the same basts as the other powers, namely, at the cur rent rate of exchange, all it 'has done In that direction was to notify China that It regarded Its contention as a reasonable and proper one. LANSDOWNE GIVEN RECEPTION Brilliant Social- Affair la' London, Which la Attended by Visit ing Royalty. - , LONDON, July 1. The reception by Lord Lansdowne, foreign secretary, and Lady Lansdowne. at Lansdowne House tonight, was a very brilliant affair. Uniform were not generally worn. The Indian princes and other envoys to ths coronation, however, were clad in gorgeous Jewels, while the women present were most richly dressed, wearing tiaras, beautiful laces and jewels. Amons the guests .ere . Prince and Princess Christian, ths duke and duthess of Connaught, Princes Henry of Battenberg, the crown princes of Roumanta, the duke and duchess of Aoeta, the crown prince of Sweden and the envoys to the coronation from India, Japan, China and tbe Vatican. Among the Jewels worn by the duchess of Marlborough (formerly Consuelo Vander bllt) was a crown of diamonds and ropes of pearls. Whltelaw Reid and Mrs. Reld, attended by Lieutenant Colonel Sir Fleetwood Ed wardes, extra equerry to his majesty; Jo seph H. Choate, the United States ambas sador, and Mr. Choate; Henry White, sec retary of the embassy, and Mrs. White; Jcseph H. Chamberlain, the colonial secre tary,, and Mrs. Chamberlain, and their daughter, also attended the reception. SPEECH A DISAPPOINTMENT Address of Joseph Chamberlala at Conference of Colonial Premlera Kot Satisfactory. LONDON, July 1. The speech made by Joseph Chamberlain, the colonial secretary, at the conference of the colonial premlera last Monday Is said to have been a great disappointment. It is described as "varied and comprehensive, but indefinite." 1 Mr. Chamberlain covered a large field of aubjects In his speech, he eommlted him self to no decided opinion on any one of them and he advanced no definite opinion or propoaal of any kind on behalf of the government, hla only suggestion In the direction of Imperial federation being that of the periodic repetition of the confer ence of colonial premiers In London. Mr. Chamberlain's speech has left the Impression that regarding tbe Zollvereln and all other important points, including Imperial defence, not only his bands but hla tongue also Is tied. Mr. Chamberlain, the earl of Halsbury, the lord chancellor; Joseph H. Choate, the United States ambassador, and some of the colonial premiers now In London were en tertained at dinner tonight by the bench ers of the inner temple. EVIDENCE AGAINST CHINAMEN BasTalo Laaadrymaa Arrested oa Charge of Murdering Six-Year-Old Child. BUFFALO, July 1. Charley Wee, a Chi nese laundryman, was arrested today and held on an open charge In connection with the murder of Mary Murphy, a 6-year-old girl, who mysteriously disappeared on June 17 and whose body, bound with ropes and wrapped In newspapers and coarse cotton cloth, waa found floating in a small pond la Forest Lawn cemetery. The autopsy showed that the child bad been outraged and strangled. Public feeling runs high and all the Chinese laundries in the city have been closed and policemen stationed In front of them. Wee's place waa thor oughly searched and tbe police say tbey found ample evidence on which to hold the Chinaman. Pieces of rope similar to that on ths body were found In the shop. Tbe coarse cotton goods used In the laundry for tbe purpose of covering Ironing boards cor responds sxactly In texture with the piece of cloth In which the body waa wrapped. In a room used by Wee as a bed chamber the police found blood-stained bed cloth log. The wall behind the bed was bespat tered with blood. A second Chinaman, who was visiting We at la0 tlm ' tDs aiTest, was also taken Into custody. Mills Salt Dismissed. DENVER. Colo.. June ). Tho suit of H. B O Kellly against David A. Mills, sec retary of atate. to enjoin him from uub- Uahlng the eight-hour day and other con stitutional amendmenta which are to be voted on this fail waa duiiolssed by lbs a,uorne court vouay, , GOOD NIGHT FOR BREWERS County Board of Equalisation Has a De cidedly Lenient Turn. REMARKABLE ACTION OF THREE MEMBERS Connolly, Hart and Hofeldt Hold a Session and Rnah Some Import ant Baslaeaa Throagh la a Harry, To those thirteen Jobbers who sppeared before the County Board of Equalisation a few days ago and uncomplainingly stood a raise of $107,595 over 'the aggregate of their assessments as returned by ths as sessors of 190$, the report of the work ot ths board yesterday will be very Interest ing reading. To those bankers who are required to furnish sworn statements, and to those small property owners who have been put under oath before being permitted to answer a single question concerning their small holdings, such a report will be equally interesting. And to those many, many substantial citizens who have been examined and cross-examined for a, quarter of an hour at a time concerning their business and stocks it will also have a certain fascination In the reading. Briefly stated, the result of the day's work on personal assessments was thst six leading lumber companies were raised only $5,656 on an aggreg&l assessment of $16,955, making the final total 122,610'. and that nine leading brewing companies, soms of them with plants in this county that cover more than an acre of ground each, were let off with a personal assessment aggregate of $27,392, every complaint being dismissed with no correction of the as sessor's figure, except in the case of Mets Bros., where an increase of $790 was made. Invidious Comparisons. In consequence of this "equalizing," M. E. Smith & Co. and Hayden Bros, are each slated to pay personal taxes on within $10,000 of aa much as all the leading brewers and six of the leading wholesale lumber firms of Douglas county combined; the Carpenter Paper company is asked to pay within $610 of as much as all these lumber firms combined, and both Paxton A Gallagher and McCord-Brady are Im posed with personal assessment $5,908 greater than the combined assessment of all these nine leading brewing companies. The lumber dealers were dealt with In the afternoon. Just how they were dealt with Is shown in tbe following table: Assessors' Return, Board's 1902. Raise. Bradford & Kennedy. South Omaha $ 3,01 BullArd A Hoagland .. Oeorge A. Hoagland . Omaha Hardware Co.' Guiou & Ledwlck Alfred Bloom & Co.... .. l.uno .. 9.185 .. 1.630 .. 1,640 .. 600 $14,256 6.665 ..$19,810 $5,653 Corrected total Short Work oa Brewers. The brewers called at night. Every on of the companies riVmed In the list below, except the Lemp company, waa represented and yet the "quiz" and ths vote consumed less than forty-five minutes. The hour set was 7 o'clock and the brewers were there. So were Commissioners Hofeldt, Connolly snd Harte. Commissioner O'Keeffo did not come at all and Commissioner Ostrom did not come until 8 o'clock, which ho said he had understood to be the hour set. Harte took the chair and asked a few direct ques ttons of each of the brewers without swearing any one of them, although that rule has been rigorously Insisted on by the board for many days past, no matter how trivial the complaint. Connolly took a full breath and a tight grip on hla courage and made the bold declaration that the brew ers' asaeesment didn't seem high enough. Peter the Silent passed his stein hand through his wbiskera and said nothing committal until It came time to make motion to dismiss each case. Then he spoke and every motion went through with all three of thoae commissioners voting sye. Connolly said afterward that he voted aye In. order that he might be entitled to ask a reconsideration. He said also some other emphatic things, afterward, about the Inadequacy of the assessment as compared with that lmpoaed on the Jobbers, who, un like the brewers, appeared without being formally cited. But when Attorney Mcln tosh asked the sworn foe of the corpora tlons why he hadn't said all these emphatlo things before the vote was .taken and in slsted on a wait until others could be present, he was mute. " Were Exporting Mcintosh. Attorney Mcintosh had arrived late. The brewers knew ho waa intending to come and one of them, Connolly confessed, had said: "Let's hurry and get out of here before that lawyer arrives." Tbe assesments as allowed to stand are Anheuser-Busch. $2,700; Krug, $4,016; Psbst, $830; Oettleman, $605; 8chlltz, $5,402; South Omaha, $200; W. J. Lemp, $450; Btorz, $3,500, and Metz, $9,690, raised from $8,900. Walter Moles A Co. escape with an as sessed valuation of $2,050 and Riley Bros at $3,875. The only brewer who paused to protest before escaping from the building waa tho representative of the Schllts com pany. He said that on April 1 his company had just three carloads of beer In Omaha and yet it is assessed $1,800 more than tbe Krug company, which has Its brewery here. May Be Reconsideration. After tbe brewers were gone snd Attor ney Mclntosn ana commissioner ustrom had arrived Ostrom and Connolly spent much time in bemosnlng the injustice of the evening's work and Ostrom said he favors recalling the brewers. Connolly said ha did, too, but he failed to move tbat any such action bo taken. Hofeldt said maybe it was sll right. Harte made tbe half hearted defenss thst he had asked all the questions that seemed pertinent and dldn know what else to do. Attorney Mcintosh suggested, with a withering smile, that the board might hav done a little thinking of Its own. made such an assessment as would seem equitable with the other as seesments of the week snd then let the brewer go Into court if tbey dared. There was an abundance of talk and smoke, but no action. Session oa Bagar. v Early In the day the board had a round with some sugar men in an endeavor to discover the owner of two carloads of sugar in storage in local warehouses. Assessor Thomas Harrington had discovered It and, being refused definite Information by tbe warehouse owners, had assessed it in th name of the American Sugar and Refining company at $10,000. This company pro tested to the board and ths board In mak lng lta investigation shortly arter noon learned from P. Cavanaugh. a broker and commission man representing the American Beet Sugar company, tbat this latter com pany has many car of sugar tucked away (Continued on Second Page.) CONDITION OF THE WEATHER Forecast for Nebraska Fair Wednesday; jniraaay enowera ana looter. Tenserstsre at Omaha Tester dart Hoar. Dear. Hoar. - Dear. B a. m eo 1 . TO a. na fll a p. m...... TS T a. aa...... 61 8 v. m...... Tl a a, m 3 4 p, m tl 9 a. na ..... . 8 v. m ..... . Til 10 a, n 4M 6 p. at T3 11 - m an V an. VU 13 m 69 8 p. na TV 9 p. Tl EARNINGS OF CORPORATIONS Statement Shows Increase of Aboat ft 1,000,000 la Paat Three Month Compared with Year Ago. NEW YORK, July 1. A statement of net earnings of the United States Steel corpor- tlon for tbe quarter ending June 80 was Issued todajf. Earnings for April last were $11,820,766, for May $13,120,930 and for June, estimated, $12,250,000, making a total of $37,691,696, against $26,362,000 for the same period last yesr. This statement shows n Increase of net earnings for ths quarter of $11,829,696. The regular quarterly dividends were de- lared of 114 per cent on the preferred tork and 1 per cent on the common stock. James Oayley, a vice president of the orporatlon, was elected to a vacancy in the executive committee. Since last year ths Shelby Tube company has been taken In by the corporation and part of the In- reased earnings during the quarter were due to this. i Ths net earnings for six months from January 1 to June 30 were $66,064,153. After paying $9,120,000 Interest and crediting $6, 796,456 to the sinking fund, there remained balance for dividends of $48,490,697. After payment of dividends there was left an undivided profit account for the six months of $20,461,623. applicable to the depreciation nd reserve fund, new construction or sur plus. ELOPES WITHHER LIFE SAVER Seventeea-Year-Ol Agnes Dace Marrlea Dr. W. C. Rlgga, Who Rea caed Her from Lake Manawa. KANSAS CITY, July 1. (Special Tele gram.) Dr. W. C. RIggs of the Columbian Optical company and Miss Agnes Dace of Rushville, III., were married at tbe borne of a common friend, Mrs. Ray Blankonship 715 East Thirteenth street, yesterday even ing, i The elopement It can be called nothing else, because the parents of neither knew of the marriage until it was over was tbe result of a romance. Tbe young people first met last summer st Omsba, where both were visiting. Together tbey visited Lake Manawa, a neighboring summer resort, where tbey were much In esch other's com pany. While on the lake one dsy the boat cap sized and Dr. RIggs made a thrilling rescue of the young woman by swimming with her unconscious to shore. The friendship which had grown out of their first scqualntancs ripened into love, and the young man sought and won Miss Dace's hand. The only objection of the parents was Miss Dace's youth. She Is 17 and bs is 26. CAR PLUNGES THROUGH BRIDGE Loaded with Psiiesgcri, Falls with Weak Trestle and Soveral Are. Injnred. ELGIN, 111., July 1. On ot th large tnterurban trolley cars running between Elgin and Aurora plunged through the bridge croeslng the Cross river st Bt. Croix today, carrying Its load of thirty passengers into the river. The bridge col lapsed from the weight of the car. No one was killed, but all were mors or less hurt or suffered from shock. Seriously injured: Mrs. William Hench, Dundee, head bruised and Injured Internally. Mrs. Chsrles J. Smith, Chicago, Injured Internally. Mrs. Hopkins,' Muscatine, Is., bruised and stunned. Mrs. Jacobson, St. Charles, bsck hurt. Mrs. Granger, Geneva, bruised and se verely shocked. The bridge hss been considered unsafs for a month and the authorities were con templating aoon replacing it. RAILROADS EQUALIZE RTES Mak Packing Hoase rrsoset aaa LIT Stock the Same from Mlaaoarl River. CHlCAOO. Julv L (Special Telegram.) Anrnrdlna- to the promise of the repre sentative of the railroads handling live stock snd dressed meata between Chicago and the Missouri river, these two classes of freight were today out on an equality. The Chicago Livestock exchange contended that the rate on packing-bouse products from the Missouri river to Chicago, when added to the Chicago Atlantic rate, taking the through rate from tne river to tne sea shore, was less than the combined rat on livestock from the Missouri river territory to Chicago and the rate on packing-house products from Chicago to the Atlantic. Th readjusted rates make all classes of both livestock and cacklng-house products 23 cents from tbe river to Chicago and will re move the objection of th livestock ex change. MELON FOR STOCKHOLDERS Holder of Rock Island Certificate Are Glvea aa Agreeable Sarprlso. NEW TORK. July 1. At a meeting ot the directors of ths Chicago, Rock Island ft Pacific railroad here today It was voted to distribute to stockholder 11 per cent of their holdings In nsw stock at par. Trans fer books will open on July 7 and close sgaln on July 21. Ths stockholders of the Peoria ft Rock Island and the Burlington, Cedar Rapids ft Northern were notified that th time dur ing which they may exchsnge their stock for Rock Island stock had been extended to July 15. Movemeata of Ooeaa Veaael July 1, At New York Arrived: Grosser Kur- furst, from Bremen; Blclila, from Naples; Ilohensullern, from Genoa and Naples. Railed: Nord America, for Genoa and Naples: Kron Prlns Wilhelm. for Bremen via Plymouth and Cherbourg; Graf Wal dorsee. for Hamburg, via Plymouth and Cherbourg; Kensington, for Southampton. At Antwerp Arrived: Vaderland. from New Yora. At Rotterdam Arrived: Nord America, from New York. At Glasgow Arrived: Astoria, from New York. At Plymouth Arrived: Kalaerln Maria Theresa, from New York, for Cherbourg and Bremen. At Queenstown Arrived; Oceanic, from . - t ev, v I.IVU .... THINKS BURT ERRS Btriks Laadet " Wilson Takes Inns with Unisi Facifio President. SAYS PIECEWORK SYSTEM WILL NOT DO Assert that Increased Pay Undst It Would Bs Only Temporary. REFERS TO PRESIDENT AS A HUMORIST Dossa't BelisTe Company Wants to Treat a. li Ken Gsntly and raiily." CENTER OF ACTIVITY NOW AT CHEYENNE General Manager Dloklaeoa and Su perintendent MoKeea Go to Wyoming City to Be In Tonch with Sltaatlon. T. L. Wilson. vlr uMaiituii v. i. tsmational Assoclstlon of Machinists, who . uirncung tne tnion Pacific machinists' strike, finds objection to statements mads by Prealdent Burt of the railroad com pany In his interview published in Th Bee. Mr. Wilson thinks Mr holding that the piecework system would ueuent, tne macninlat and offer argument to prove that the men are not r.i.i- dealt with aa they should be. Admitting iuaieui oi rresinent Burt that th Union Pacific haa paid tbe maximum wages to its employes, Mr. Wilson takes exception to the statement that the wages are 10 per cent in advance of otter read. Mr. Wilson's Statement. The following statement was given out by Mr. Wilson last night: "We admit that In tbe past the Union Pacific ha paid the highest rate of any road in the immediate vicinity, and that previous to the advent of th present president the men had 111 tie to complain of, but now w are told that the rat of pay on the Union Pacific 'I 10 per cent higher than on any other system outside the. Southern Peclflc' The statement la not correct, for the Great Northern has agreed to pay 2H cents per hour at St. Paul on and after the first day of July, and this point has at times been paying from 20 to 30 cents per dsy less than Omaha. There are three roads that run Into 8t. Paul that have agreed to raise the pay of the machinists to aa amount equal to 15 per cent, so that when th demand was made for more 'money on th Union Pacific It was eminently fair and strictly in line with the general move ment of all mechanics to got a fair ahar of the existing prosperity In th United BUtee, to which we are justly entitled. "Now, In the matter of piecework, it ia no breath of confidence when I say thsty the constitution of th International Asso ciation of Machinists will not allow any of lta member to do or to tako work n i the piece, except In those places where it . waa aireaay in vogue. Here is th point on which ths strike wss called, and this ' aiso tho point ot the most vital In terest to the men. " Not Like Tralamea.' Piecework in the machinists', trade dees not work the same as It does In ths ease of the trainmen, for la th first place, th 1 trainmen are -not . In ' direct competition with one another, nor doe thefr scale of wage, aa paid by the mile, leave any chance for any one ran of particular abil ity to set tne pace, as n were, ana wnen after having established a record, be finds that his pay, which for the lime being was greater than It ever was when he worked by the day, he suddenly discovers thst his extra efforts ars in a way appropriated by the company when it cuts his pay to what It thinks is sufficient for aa ordinary individual to have. Then th workman become disgusted and quits his Job. leav ing It for a new man to take hold ot at a price which Is practically starvation wages for weeks, until the workman becomes as skilled as his predecessor. Thsn, sgaln, it take away from th men the chance to make their agreement with th employer a body, and leave them a individual to the mercy of th foremen. Therefore, our organisation and Its principles hav been attacked In on of Its most vital parts, bene our position todsy. Call Bart a Hauorit, "I am Inclined to think that Mf. Burt U somewhat of a humorist, and that when hs says that 'w want to deal gsntly and fairly with tbe men ha forget that ha has shown th publio that that statement I a myth. "Look at his actions as discovered at Cheyenne. A few days, sgo it was the In-' tentlon ot the company to (each th busi ness men of Cheyenne a lesson, and In or der to teach this lesson h takes from 6M men, (te menhs deal so fairly with, their means of livelihood Then he finds that he haa subdued the business men and thst It is necessary to open tbe shop hs originally Intended to dispense with, and h trie to fill it with what he terms th 'right kind of men.' It Is also hi evident Intention to fill tbe Omsha shops with th 'right kind f men.' "Now w will go a Uttl further and ess If we eaa find any evidence of th kindness referred to, and compare his klndnstt to . th fairness of some other Systems. Saya It Is latlmldatiaa. "A little more humor: 'W prefer to deal with union men.' There J so question about that, and th way that he prefer to deal with the.-n Is to discharge all of their officers Intimidation pur and simple. Af any time that ha has discovered a fmaa amongst his employes with backbone nough to stand for his rights and his fel-low-craftsmen's rights, he 'very kindly, very ' gently,' told him his services wax ao longer necessary. "Our organzaUod haa ever shown a dis position to be fair and when ths holler makers struck we merely adopted a resolu tion, filing sn objection to work with non union men, and confined ourselves to this sctlon slone. The result was a large lay off. Th aam waa don In a almllar ease on the Great Northern by our men, with the result tbat the Great Northern granted our agreement and raised th men's pay and further agreed in a true spirit of fair news to cut the time to six hours per dsy before they would lay oil any machinist whatever. Notice th different treatment. "Now to sum up: Ws want to Stat that we will not take piece work; our organiza tion and principles will be supported to th best of ur endeavor. And I do not hesi tate to say most emphatically that this trouble was brought about by tbs arbi trary actions of th Union Pacific. It wanted th strike, It got It, snd apparently It Is glad ot It. Since we ars foared to It we will see that the men's demand are granted, or we will go to defeat like on man. v "So far v hav cojayad th support of A