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The Omaha Daily Bee
Fotm6T Clerk Will Preside 0er the Pressy
ttriaa feieral Assembly.
Bet. Charles Man ton of Fans, Tex., Will
Act as Vice Moderator.
Presbyteria Divine Preaohes Opening
Sermon at Colambis.
Beginning of Hundred and Nineteenth
General Assembly Ocean I'nder
Favorable Auspices Tem-
peraac Activity.
COLUMBUS, May le.-'Rev. William H.
Roberts of Philadelphia, for fourteen years
stated clerk, was today unanimously elected
moderator of the one hundred and nine
teenth general assembly of the Presbyterian
church St the. opening session. . following
the delivery of the annual sermon by Rev.
In Londrlth of Nashville., moderator of
the last Cumberland Presbyterian assembly.
More than S"0 delegates answered the first
roll call and several thousand visitors at
tended. The keynote of Rev. Dr. Landrlth's ser
mon at tho devotional service In the morn
ing was an appeal for concerted effort
toward the complete union of the church.
Tho communion of the Lord's supper was
celebrated tonight by the assembly.
The election of moderator at tho after
noon session was reduced to a formality
by the withdrawal of all candidates ex-
. T 1 W Tl . V - W V,
tions for moderator were declared In order
.v Mr tnrtHth presented the name of !
Dr. Roberts. Rev, Mr. Phraner of New
Jersey moved that Hoberta be elected by
acclamation, ana wiis was aone. ,
The acting moderator extended the gavel
to Ir. Roberts and congratulated him as
the first moderator of the reunited church.
The moderator announced that Rev. Charles
Manton of Paris, Tex., would act as vice
Rev. Robert Hunter of Philadelphia, Rev.
T. W. Galloway of' Decatur, 111., Rev.
Aqullla Webb of Boston and Rov. Theodore
Bracken of KanBaa were elected temporary
clerks. ' 0
Rev. J. M. Huhbert, D. D., was appointed
assistant treasurer to serve during the as
sembly. Rlvalrr tor Next Meeting-.
Seattle, Wash., Is an active candidate
for the honor of place of the next general
assembly. Atlantic City and Kansas City
re also talked of.
The 4,750 seats in the Memorial hall were
all filled when the general assembly con
vened In open session.
Dr. Coyle of Denver called the assembly
to order In place of Dr. Hunter Corbett,
D. D., Of .AUu&vUJe, Tcnn., former modera
tor of tht Cumberland Presbyterian as
sembly and the man who was most Instru
mental In bringing about union of Ms
church with the Northern body, delivered
the annual address. References which he
mode to the race question and a declara
tion that the property of the minority of
the objectors to the union In the Cumber
land church will be paid for, were received
with applause.
Dr. Londrlth, It Is rumored today, will
be made chairman of the committee on
bills and overtures, the most Important
committee In the assembly.
nr. Landrlth's Sermon,
Dr. Landrlth preached the annual ser
mon. His theme was "The Call of Pres
byterlanlsm'a Enlarged Macedonia." and
Ms text, "Possess thou the west and the
ai.jth," Deuteronomy xxxlll:23. ,
The design of the discourse was to
rouse the general Interest cf the church
In educational and religious work In he
south and southwest, where Cumberland
Presbyterians were most numerous at the
time of the union. The merging of the
two churchea was Interpreted by tho
preacher as enlarging Presbyterianlsm'a
field of work, and a uttering a clarion
call to the united church to "possess the
west and the south." The marvelous ma
terial prooperity of the southern half of
the United States, ho declared, constitutes
both a plea and a warning of danger If
the spiritual advantages of the people do
not keep pace with their commercial de
velopment. He favored co-operation and
ultimate union with the Southern Presby
terian church; declared the south to be
ready for a widespread revival; reviewed
recent moral reform in that aecllon, and
announced his belief that the wonderful
temperance triumph In the southern atatea
wa due to the churches. He assured the
Christian at the north that "the war I
over" In matter religious, tne south being
fully ready now to welcome the presence
and labor of any denomination that labors
anely and unselfishly for the present and
eternal weal of the people.
The Presbyterian church wa mentioned
and the assurance given thut the protest
ing minority, who have gone Into the
court to claim all of the property or the
former Cumberland Preebytertan church,
hall have In the end every penny to which
they are morally entitled, no matter what
the court m-y determine the legal right
to be.
Dlaoasse Race Problem.
The sermon frankly take up the raco
question In the south, so far as It I In
volved in the union, and after showing
that the United Church had made adequate
provision for th separation of whites and
black. . Preabyierl.. and synod, of their
own, thu enabling th white people of
north and aouth to work togeth-r for the
moral and educational aid of the n-gro.
without violating th right of the social i
order of either race, declare that the!
vangeUsatlon of the negro Is to be ac- j
compllahed by neither long range sentl- j
mentality nor short range Indifference, and ,
that th Urn has fully come when the I
' 7nu n"Bn,r nd that am
black man s too far away friend must sit
Jtnvn toffetner in mutually j 1
V K T. .-....
conference about wna. s the next step,
neither party to the conference claiming a
monopoly of wUdom methods or respon-l-
bllltle. After naming vsrlou. rl!glu.
t h.reh-nrkin '"S"
,,V',Chh.r. i"a " "
concluded with a specific appeal to hla own
church to derot to that section for th
next frv ye'ir af! of the funds nd
worker that can be spared, since the re
ligious and patriotic mission of thl church
to th aouth Just at tht time la no sublime
and so full of promise as to send this great
sue ml v to Ita knees In gratitude and In
prtyer for divine guidance.
In th opening sentence of th sermoa
ICVaUuuad on SWoood Pm
Tlday, May IT, 1W1T.
1907 MAY 1907
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portion. Hnturday fair. Isaac C. 6tepli V-.la.t-lnette. re"
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Rev. W. H. Roberta of Philadelphia was
elected moderator of the general assembly
of the Presbyterian church. Par 1
Eleven talesmen were examined at
Boise yesterday at Haywood trial. One
Juror was secured, but ha Is subject to
peremptory challenge. Page 1 ballot was the end of a deadlock existing
St. Paul railroad pleads guilty to two 1 since April 16. Since that time a dally bal
chatges of rebating In New York and Is I lot has been taken In the legislature In Joint
fined $20,000. Pag X I session, and nearly eighty ballots have been
President Finley of tho Southern mil- j
road In addressing tho cotton growers
says If unjust restrictive legislation Is
enacted the roads cannot raise the money
necessary to meet the demands of the
rapidly developing country. Page 1
Kansas republican state committee unan
imously Indorses Secretary Tart's candi
dacy for president. Page 1
E. H. Conger, former! v United Siatos
7" ' v" , w"u w. 1 l"ro""
'e . Mv f 'lng. Is critically 111 at
hla home In Pasadena, Cai. Page 1
Republican cau,cus of-Wisconsin nom
inates Isaac Stephenson of Marinette for
t. ,. . . ,
, "wwo nciioiur 10 aucceeu. JOU11 u.
bpouper. Pane 1
Railway Commission Informs roads It
will not countenance elimination of frac
tion under the new maximum rate law.
Updike Grain company objects to method
of assessment In Lincoln. State Board of
Assessment takes a recess until Saturday
when cltUcns will be heard on railway
valuations. Don C. Despaln resigns as
labor commissioner. ' Page 3
Inspection of wheat fields near Adams
shows the green bug Is doing a great
amount of 'damage. Page 3
The Unloa Pacific Coal company deeds
back to the government 2,68 acres of
coal land fraudulenUy obtained and no
prosecutions will follow. Page 1
Reports from Russia Indicate that the
wheat crop In aeveral provinces has been
badly damaged und In some sections will
bo an entire failure. Pag a
Confession of Cossack sergeant reveals
fact that men In conspiracy to kill thp
crar during passion wek are members
of the emperor's personal escort. Pag 1
W. A. Paxton decided to build large
apartment house, near Twenty-fifth and
Farnam streets and Willow Springs will
erect new six-story brewhouse. Pag 7
Annual council of Protestant Episcopal
church adjourns and reports rocelved from
Canon Bell and Rev. James A. Wlae.
Pag 1
Gentle Spring, who was stolen by the
vllln In Winter, la found within tweJvo
1 hours- after advertisement waa made In
The Bee. pag U
Fred Burke, or L. R. Iltggins, the con
fessed -murderer of Mr. iind Mrs. W. L.
Copple of Pender, wants to remain at the
Douglas county Jail until he can s his
mother, Mrs. Cora Hlgglns of Denver.
Pag a
W. J. Bryan arrives In Omaha for con
ference with Mayor Dahlman and local
democrats, but refuses to talk regarding
political matters. Pag B
The migrating Ute Indians, who loft
........ tuiiuu ii iati, imvB Htjrecu 10
return to new reservation given In the
Clieyenno river country of South Dakota
and leave In one month. Pag 8
Society Items Last meeting of aeason
of K. K. K. club and luncheon given at
Fort Omaha for Mia Roae Oreely of
Washington. Pag 8
Paxton & Gallagher decide to build new
warehouse 'of eight stories and will tear
down old buildings on site at Ninth and
Jonea streets. Pag a
Results of the ball games:
15 Omaha vs. Denver &.
8 Pueblo va. Dea Moinea 2.
8 Sioux City va. Uncoln 1.
7 Chicago va. Boston 0.
K Coluinbua v. Milwaukee 0.
18 St. Paul v. I-oulxvtlle 5.
4 Kansas City vs. Toledo 3.
1 Detroit va. New York a
2 Cleveland va. Boston 1.'
4-St. Io.-is v. Philadelphia 0.
7 Chicago va. Washington 3.
Pag 4
ooamzxoxax and xnsttsthxax.
Live stock market. Pag
Grain market. Pag
Stocks and bond. Pag
Accident IV ear Lookoat Mountain Kills
Three Men, Wreck Two Train
and Bridge.
CHATTANOOGA. Tenn., May 1.-An ex-
ploslon of powder at the foot of Lookout
! mountain today caused the following dam
, UP:
Killed three trainmen.
T'UrV". ""' emPlye"-
Blew up a railroad bridge.
Threw freight troisof eleven car Into
i V. V.. I
Wrecked a pile driver.'
Men at' work for W. J. Oliver St Co. on
a railroad extension set off the powder,
The bridge waa cruahed in by aeveral ton
of rock hurled by the blast Jut a a
Southern railway freight train waa going
on the bridge. When th. train ran Into
, the river the negro fireman wa. killed and
... ... .... . .
me engineer pronaniy raiauy nun. Lnner
pllf0,, of rocki iuried for ) yard, crashed
! throlirh the Pilot of the Dlle driver of the
j Na.hvll)e. Chattanooga St. Loul rail-
road whlcn wa, at WOT drlvlng pH
! ' Chattanooga creek for a new viaduct,
t Ming Engineer Shafen and Fireman
Ryder Instantly.
Other piece of rock hurled 600 yard
truck residence on the aid of Lookout
mountain, crashing through the roof and
floor. Four Greek, who wer working
on the new Una ome distance from the
blast, were struck by flying pieces of rock.
Two of them are In a aerioua condition..
The Southern railway use the track
of th Nashville, Chattanooga St. Loul
railroad at th plaoa of ta aoutilabt.
Iiaao 0. Stephenson f Marinette is Nom
inated for United States Senator.
ilnee Wm Formerly a t'ongresa
inaa a art Haa I .on a Hrra aa
AdLerent of Senator Robert
M. LaFollette.
MILWAUKEE, May 16.-A Be- 00k , -clal
from Madison says: T"vv,V iv'onsin
senatorial deadlock war V D ,ne
nomination on the fir- A f tonight's.
republican caucus ,r Congressr- .
the opposition. . which, w n the antl-
Stephenson men rcall- . that they were
iH'aien, returnee do ,.ieir lormer iarorues.
Each arid Hatten, and the final result was
announced as follows: Stephenson, 64; Each,
' xianen i; ecauenng,
The. caucus vote will be followed by the
formal election of Stephenson In joint ses-
sloti tomorrow.
The credit for the Stephenson victory Is
given to Lieutenant Governor Connor, who
secured for Stephenson the support of two
members claimed to have been pledged to
Hatten. If they had voted for Hatten,
c,.-,,,,,,.,,, ,u IulvB uwu urieau-...
taken in the republican caucus. There were
originally five candidates, but Congressman
Cooper and former Speaker Lenroot with
drew a week ago, leaving Each, Hatten and
Stephenson In the field.
Isaac Stephenson of Marinette, who was
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nomlnnted for United States senator in re-
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pub lean caucus tonight to succeed John C.
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Spooner. resigned, Is a banker and lumber ,
merchant. He waa born In Fredrlcton. N.
B. June 18. 1829. He went to Bangon Me.,
n 1R40, and a year later moved to Wlscon- 1
' . , . . -s .
(In, where he worked on a farm. He after-
wards bought a schooner, which Jie snifed
between Milwaukee and EBcanabo, and In
vested his savings In timber lands.
Mr. Stephenson was a member of the Wis
consin legislature from I811B to 118, and
served in tne wwer nouse 01 congress rrom
IXNI to ihks. Me nas long Deen an aunereni
of United States Senator Robert M. La
Conspirators Were Members of the
Personal Escort of Emperor
( Mcholaa.
ST. PETERSBURG, May 16. Further
details of the plot at TBarBkoe-Helo against
the life of his majopty, the emperor, which
came to light yesterday, were obtained to
diyv and Indicate that tho emperor" escape
during passion week won very narrow.
The plot was deep laid and the conspira
tors were members of the emperor's per
sonal escort. The arrest of one . man, a
Cossack sergeant, ha made It possible to
trace the conspiracy back for four months,
md shows that preparations were ' being j A farmer, at No. 5. Mr. Pride had testified
made or. February 2. when the secret po- j during the examination that he had in
lice issued ordars to use every effort to : viK,d to dinner the deputy who served him
Identify the purchaser of a uniform of his , wltn a jurjf summons. He and the deputy
majesty' own Cossack escort which had 1 disousstd the case for some time, their
been found during a raid. The use of the ; hinging particularly on Harry Orchard,
regulitlon uniforms Is ya favorite device ; wno s t0 be the. principal witness for the
of the terrorists, and the Cossnck garh j 8tate, a talesman was called In to re
Is an open sesame to the precincts of the ; piace Pride, but hi examination waa de
pamces nt Tsnrfkoe-Selo nnd Peterhof. ! ferred until tomorrow.
After the soldier who was suspected hnd a the work of Jury selection progreasc
made his confession yesterday the news ,ne difficulties In the way of completing
went the rounds among the members of the ! the panel seem ever to be increasing. To
Imperial guard. The Cossack sergeant, who ; mly one after another of the talesmen were
wa a gntekeeper at one of the entnnces j excused because of the strong opinions
to the palnces, beenme frightened at pos-d.
hie discovery and h also voluntnrllv con
fessed. He betraved a plnn According to
which he wna to let Into the palace a num
ber of conspirators dressed In Cossack uni
A brother of Premier Stolvnln confirms
the report IVnt numerous arrets hnve be-n
made. He declares that the exltence of
the plot was unknown from the heulnnln
nnd thnt It was ferreted out until the entlr
plan was uncover". W1nese8 were s
eurecl nnd the srreRM were flnnl'v mnd-
by order of the district tornv. who will
prosecute the case In onen court.
Directors of 'Frlaoo Road TilsapproTe
Contract with t'nloa Signed by
Secretary Shepard.
SAN FRANCISCO. Cai., May IS.-There
were no Important developments today In
the street car strike. About 130 car were
In operation on eight lines of the system.
Both the officials of the United rallroadH
and Carmen's union express themselves as
satisfied with the situation.
Contrary to an announcement made last
night, the Geary street line wa not oper
ated today. At a etormy meeting of the
director of the railway thl afternoon
the action of Secretary Shepard In sign
ing an agreement with the Carmen' union
to grant them the eight-hour day and $3 a
day wa dlaapproved and Shepard there
upon tendered hi resignation, which was
I accepted. J. H. Polhemu wa chosen to
succeed him.
Shepard Issued a atatement In which he
said that he had signed the agreement
with the understanding that It would be ap
proved by President Piatt as required bv
the mlea of the eomDanv. He anticipated
1 that the dlrect(;ri would ,lve ,helr aD-
rrov, the jy ep available to make
possible the resumption or irame on
line and prevent the road passing Into the
control of the city.
Bottling Balldlng la St. I.oul
Wrecked and Two Men Are
Seriously Injured.
ST. LOUIS. Mo., May 16. An explosion.
caused by Igniting a match In a gas-laden
J room of th bottling building of the Gast
I Brewing company, wrecked the building
" 0
today and seriously Injured Vice President
, Felix Gaat and Herman Duhme. manager
I nf ti.e Phllir. rr.v fBnnfct..rin
pany of Cln(
J f ,nJu
Cincinnati. Gaat 1. believed to be
red. He and Durme entered
i the room to Inspect .ome device. In the
partial darknea. Oa.t .truck a match to
ee, and th explosion Immediately re
sulted. It Is believed thut gaa had nc.
cumulated from paints stored In the room.
They were the only persons In the building
at the time. The structure took fire, but
employes extinguished th flame. Both
men were taken to the hoapltal. Gaat suf
fered a broken leg, burns and Internal In
juries. Duhme wa bruised and burnt d,
but will probably recover. Th property
Urn I astujuatad at KMO,
Grand I.odBe Arijotirna After Inatalla
tloa of Offleera Kest Tear at
With the Installation of the new grand
lodge officers the meeting of the grand
lodge of Ancient Order of United Work
men concluded Its work Thursday after
noon at 4:30 o'clock and adjourned sine die.
Tast Supreme Master Workman A. C.
Hard wick acted as Installing officer. The
next biennial session will be held at Lin
coln In 1909.
Excepting the Installation of the officers,
the afternoon was devoted to clearing up
odds and ends of the meeting. Resolutions
were adopted thanking the local committee
' arrangements for Its efficient prep
arations for And entertainment of tho
grand lodge; to the citizens of Omaha for
their cordial hospitality, and to the press
for reports of the proceedings of the meet
ing. A telegram was received early during
the afternoon session announcing the death
of Supreme Medical Examiner D. H. Shields
at his home In Hannibal, Mo., Wednesday
evening. Resolutions of condolence were
adopted and copies ordered submitted to
,hft f..miv of Mr. 8hlelds and that the
rpgoiutiong be spread upon the records of
j.thP pr0CPe(ng8 0f the grand lodge. Mr.
sh0iUB visited Omaha about eight years
1 n(?f) anJ prt.gded over the meeting of the
a 1H, gs the rPprc.BentlUive of the
UDr,nie nu,ter workman, and Is well re-
inembered by many of his brethren of this
Most of the delegates left for their homes
on the evening trains and the remainder
will depart Friday.
The greater part of Thursday forenoon's
session was devoted to the report of the
balloting committee.
A . . I K..nla wmtam nnanlmnMlllV ten-
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dered to the Ak-Sar-Ben for the royal en-
" ' , ' . . .
tertalnment accorded the grand lodge ana
'-"""- . , y,.
Its delegates nnd friends at the uen
evening. A vote of thanks
x t0 paBt 0rand Master
f aV? eU Bcrvlces a. the
,.i tQ nf thri
presiding officer at various stage 01 me
A feature of the morning session wa a
short talk by Rev. George O. Yelser of
Blair, who enjoys the distinction of being
the oldest member of the order In the
VuI.m.Ii, (nHaHlctinn Mr. Yelser. who Is
th(j father of John Q ye,ger of 0mnha,
became a member of the order at Lexing-
ten. Ky., In 1872, and has been a member
In good standing ever since. He came to
Nebraska In l&M and Is now 8J years of
Slow Progress la Being; Made In
Securing Jury to Try W. D.
BOISE, Ida., May 16. During the ses
sion of the Haywood trial held today eleven
talesmen were examined before a satisfac
tory Juror waa secured to replace William
Van Orsdale, the grocer, as No. t, who
was excused yefterday ofternoon on a
peremptory challenge from the state. A
I wa8 expected, the defense exercised Its
nr8t challenge bi- relieving Alleu Pride,
they entertained as to the guilt or Inno
cence of the accused of conspiracy In con
nection with the death of Steunenherg. One
man called for service, but dismissed b.y
the court, Indicated that he was prejudiced
against the stnte because of various acta
; attributed to the prosecution during the
j last year. Each side still has nine per-
emptory challenges to exercise, and there
remain fifty-seven members of the special
venlnre to draw from. The Jury panel
as It stands tonight Is:
A. L. Ewlng, carpenter; Joel Matthews,
farmer: Samuel D. Glllman. farmer; Wal
ter Bhaw, farmer; Frank E. Madden, who.
as yet hn not been examined ns to his
qualifications; William L. Meanffln. con!
dealer; George H. Mclrityre. farmer; W. N.
Rudge, farmer; Orrle Cole, mining broker;
W. W. Rlsby, real estate dealer; A. P.
Burns, retired business man; Snmuet F.
Russell, farmer.
The morning session today was abandoned
hern one of the funeral of former Judge
j Nugent of the district court. The examina
tion of prospective Jurors will be con
tinued tomorrow at 10 a. m.
Moyer and I -ate Governor Lived Sear
Together Daring Their
Boyhood Day.
BOONE, la.. May 16 -(Speelal Telegram.)
It was learned here today that Governor
Steunenherg and President Moyer of the
miners' federation were early friends In
Boone county when Steunenherg was a
student at the state college. The two men
lived only a mile from eac'a other.
Governor Steunenherg came from Knoi
vllle In 1882 to the state college at Ames a
a tudent and entered the freshman class.
To earn his way through college he was a
workman on the public grounds at the
college. He lived in a cottage west of the
college land and only a mile from Moyer'
tw.,ne President Mover, men a lad or IS
aml an embryo cowboy, riding across conn
try, became acquainted with the future
Idaho governor. '
Steunenherg was originally a printer.
Determined to attend the Inauguration of
Governor I-arabee, he walked to Dea Moines
and, being dressed In workman a clothe,
was put out of the cupltol and did not
see the event.
Prof. Stanton of the college aald this
morning that th college wa as proud of
Steunenherg a of any person who ever
attended school. While a student he wa
a sympathizer of the union man and took
an interest In that direction. Whenever he
had an opiortunlty to tfhow his sympa
thies at college he waa always with the
laboring side. Though poor, hi ambition
rauat d him to rise rapidly and with ability
to make friends rapidly he waa Boon well
known In college.
Special from CoTliigton to Haryaville,
Ky., to Aid Wreck Alao
CINCINNATI. May 16 A relief train
ent from Covington to Mayavllle, Ky.,
where a Chesapeake 4 Ohio train wa
wrecked today, la reported to have been
wrecked. Two men ar said to cava bean
j kill.
Prssidtnt Finley of Southern Eailway Bays
End Phould Come loon.
Methods of Grading Cotton as Well
a Other Bobjeeta of Intereat to
Growers Tome t o for
PHILADELPHIA. May 1.-Mueh bust-.
nesa was crowded In today's seaslon of
the American Cotton Manufacturers' con
vention. Besides the many Interesting
papers read there was an address by
President Finley of the Southern railway,
the election of officers and reports from
Congressman Burleson of Austin, Tex ,
wi among those who addressed the con
vention. President Finley called attention to the
assistance rendered by the railroads In
the development of southern Industries and j
pointed out that the demands for railway '
service In the southern state have almost t
reached the maximum capacity of tho ;
roads, and that If southern progress Is I
to continue there must be an early In-
crease In the facilities of southern trans- j
portatlon agencies. He said that If the i
roads were to provide these facilities they
would require larger amounts of new cap-1
Hal for the obtaining of which the main
tenance of earning power was a funda
mental requisite.
Unfortunately the legislation enacted In j
some of tne states and proposed In others, I
he said, was tending to make It difficult
for the roads to sell their bonds to pro-1
vldo for new construction
Mr. Finley said the railroads were ask
ing no special favors. They only asked
that they be given the same degree of pro-
tectlon under the law that "is given to '
business enterprises of other kinds. II
said that laws subjecting common carriers
to proper regulation rjch aa might oe
necessary to prevent discrimination or un
reasonable charges were proper and could
not be objected to on any valid ground,
but that when legislation went beyond
this proper field of regulation and pro
posed to reduce charges arbitrarily and
to Impose penalties for failure to perform
Impossible services, It became destructive.
Grading of Cotton.
The committee having In charge the mat
ter of the controversy with the New York
Cotton exchange over the grading of cotton
reported that It had a conference yesterday
with a committee from the exchange and
that there wa a harmonious exchange of
view in regard to the establishing of cot-
ton warehouses in the south and the ad-
vlsablllty of making changes In contracts
and the classification of cotton. No con-
elusion was reached because of absence of
representatives of the New Orleans Cotton
The report was adopted and the present
committee was continued.
One of the resolutions adopted was as
"That this association place on record Its
disapproval of the action of the Interstate
Commerce commission In tne case of the
rate on transcontinental shipments of
southern mill products to the Orient."
The action referred to was on a sale ease
on southern goods to the Orient In which
suit was brought by New York exporter!
Rgalnst southern railroads to collect the
difference between 86 cents, the rate from
New England, and 11.25, the rate from the
south. The commission decided In favor of
the railroads.
At the banquet of the association tonight
addresses were made by Vice President
Fairbanks and former United States Sen
ator McLauren of South Carolina.
Railroad Pleads Guilty to Two
Charge of Rebating and I
Aseeaaed fi,K0.
NEW YORK, May 14. The Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Puul Railway company,
through Its general counsel, Charlea B.
Keeler of Chicago, pleaded guilty before
Judge Holt In the United Slate circuit
court today on two Indictments recently re
turned against the road for the granting of
rebate In violation of the Elklns' antl-re-batlng
law. The court assessed a fine of
$10,000 on each count pleaded to, or 120,000 in
all, which Attorney Keeler paid.
The grand Jury returned fifteen Indict
ment against the Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul, charging the granting of rebates
! nn coffee sliioniAnts in favor of the Wool-
on Spice company, an Ohio corporation,
on western shipments from New York to
Toledo. After a consultation with United
States Attorney Stlmson and hi associ
ates, who have been prosecuting the re
bate cases, Mr. Keeler arranged to plead
guilty to two of the Indictments, with the
understanding that the remaining count be
In a brief address to the court. Attorney
Keeler attempted to excuse hi road and
pleaded In extenuation that it had not en
deavored, or wished, to evade the law, but
thut owing to the spirited competition of
other roads minor traffic agents of the com
pany had consented to the granting of re
bates In order to meet the sharp compe
tition, but without the knowledge of the
company's chief executive officials.
It is understood that the Northern Pa
cific, the Rock Island, the New Ontario &
Western railroad and the .Western Transit
company, all named In th recently re-
I turned Indictments for rebating, and which
i have already entered plea of not guilty,
I will go Into court and stand trial on the
! charges.
Strike at Bvansvllle, Ind., Cause of
Considerable Disturbance
Among Cltlseus.
EVAN8VILI.E. Ind., May 16. One hun-
' dred and twenty atreet car employe, menv
I ber of the union recently formed here,
1 walked out thta morning upon the refusal
of the Evanavllle & Southern Indiana rail
road to grant an lncrea In wage. ,
I General agent of the company are re
' crulting men In other place to take the
place of the striker.
Despondent Over Money Ioa and Out
of Work William Conroy
Sboote Himself.
8HOSHONI, Wyo., May 18. (Special.)
Despondent over money losses and being
' out of work William Conroy, who came
! here recently from Slielton, Neb., com
j milled suicide lust night by shooting hlm
i aclf through the head with a revolver.
IThe remains will 1 scut to the old bom
fur burial
Deeds l.nrae Amount of Ton! Property
Frandoletly Obtained Bark to
the Government.
(FVom h FtafT Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, May .-(Special Tele
gramsSecretary Garfield snld today that
In view of the fact the Union Pacific Clal
company, owned by the Union Pacltlc riill
road, had reconveyed to the government
S.HtW acres of coal lands In Wyoming which
It had fraudulently obtnlni-d by Improjier
use of soldiers' additional scrip, jo criminal
proceedings would In begun. The object
of the aovertiment waa to recover the Lind
fraudulently acquired by the.comrany. and
this end having been accomplished the case
would be considered as closed.
The following statement was lsuet by
the department In reference to the recon
veyance of this land:
"As a result of Investigations by govern
ment agents the Union Pacific Coal com
pany, owned by the Union Pacific railroad,
has reconveyed to the government by deed
J.fWt acres of coal land In the Cumberland
district In Wyoming. This land had been
acquired as agricultural land by use of
soldiers' additional scrip, which under the
law cannot be used to loc-ito mineral land,
The government hnd deeded this land to
tho company befoto the Investigations,
which showed that the charncter of the
land was known when the soldiers' scrip
was used. For that reason tho Department
of Justice was on the point of beginning
suit In equity to hnve the courts cancel
the deeds and return the lands to the
United States. Thereupon the oftlcers of
the coal company requested an opportunity
to be heard, and after an examination of
the evidence In the cnBe determined to re-
Ilnqulsh the lands to the government. The
company lias executed deds to the United
States, which have been formally accepted.
Sarah E. Pcgg has been appointed post
master nt Strickland. Hayes county, Ne
braska, vice W. I. Dunhnr, resigned.
The postofflce nt Huff, Sheridan county,
Nebraska, will bo discontinued June 15.
8. H. Ross of South Omaha has been ap
pointed food and drug Inspector In connec
tion with the pure food law.
Complete free rural delivery service will
be established In Fremont nnd Montgomery
counties, Iowa, effective June 1.
Hrownavllle Ottleera nre Town Wna
Shot l'p by the Jfegro
WASHINGTON, May 1(1. Two witnesses
In the Brownsville Investigation before the
Benate commitee on military afTalra today
testified they saw negro soldier shooting
! up the Texas town on the night of August
j 13.
One of these was Lieutenant Domlnguei
I of the Brownsville police, who received a
bullet through the arm and had his horse
: shot from under him while trying to warn
cttisen of the approach of armed men.J
whom he declared positively to be negro
soldiers from the garrison, anil another
was Policeman Padron, who described a
busy quarter of an hour dodging bullets.
He also was positive the men doing the
shooting were negro soldiers.
Dr. Charles Thorn, a dentist, testified that
he heard a group of men firing at the rear
of hi house and shouting commands to
each other. He gave It as hi Judgment
that the voices were those of negroes. F,
A. H. Sanborn, manager of the Western
Union Telegraph company, who occupied
a room opposite the garrison, testified to
seeing a negTo soldier entering the post
about the time the firing ceased.
Indicates Secretary Ha Sot Made HI
Position on Pending laauea
Sufficiently Clear.
SIOUX CITY 1 la.. May 16. William J.
Bryan, who lectured before the Young
Men's Christian association here tonight,
wa afked what he thought of the repub
lican situation In Ohio. Mr. Bryan said:
"That situation is not to be determined
from interviews, for no trada ever Is ad
vertised. Whether there is a tie-up be
tween Secretary Taft and Senator Foraker
will appear from the conduct of their
friends. It would be a queer, kind of reform-
candidate who. in order to get tho
presidency, would agree to put a man like
Foraker In the senate where he could op
pose reforms. But until Secretary Taft
shall Impart to the public some Information
as to the reform which he advocate, no
one can know what he does stand for."
Mr. Bryan left at midnight for St. Paul.
Former Minister to China Reported
Slowly Dying at Home In
Paaadena, Cai.
PASADFNA. Cai . May 16. Edwin Con
ger, former minister to China, and re
cently resigned ambassador to Mexico, Is
critically 111 at his home In this city.
Mr. Conger came to Pasadena Immedi
ately after hi return from Mexico In 1906.
Since that time he ha been lowly falling.
It is understood, the end may come at any
Former Minister Conger first came Into
prominence aa minister to Braxll In 1897.
He waa minister to China during the Boxer
siege and conducted the negotiation for
the United 8tate after the allied power
had captured that city.
Republican State Committee I nasi
monaly Paaaea Resolution En
dorsing Hla Candidacy.
TOPEKA, Kan.. May 16. The republican
state central committee at It meeting here
today declared William H. Taft the choice
of Kansas to succeed Roosevelt a presi
dent. The following resolution waa adopted
unanimously and without debate:
"Reaolved, By the republican state central
committee, that In our opinion the repub
licans of Kansas believe the ability, the
Integrity and the experiences of Secretary
William H. T:ift fit him for high office, and
we favor his nomination by the natkinal
convention for president of the United
Desperate Dea Motnes Xrgro Fight
for Release Though Seri
ously Wounded.
DK8 MOINES, la.. May 16 Armed offi
cer are stationed at the bedside of the
negro Barker, ahot In a duel with Detec
tive Johnson last night. Twic Barker
attempted to escape today but waa over
powered by attendants. Forty-two per
foration were found In hi intestine.
Johnson, who waa ahot In the head by a
tepauft of Barker, will recoven
Head f F rotes t act Episoopal Diocese ol
Nebraska Renounces Stipend,
Delegates Eleoted to General Conveitioa
After Many Votes Art Cast.
Next Connoil Will Ierote Half a Day to
the tuadar Schools.
Church Will Raise Fund nt Four
Thousand Dollars for Mission,
ary Work .rxt Vear In
the Diverse.
Rev. John Albert Williams, assistant sec
retary of tho Prutpstunt Episcopal church
of the diocese of Nebraska, sprung a gi nu
Ine surprise on the delegates, clerical and
lay, Thursday afternoon, somewhat late In
tho sesalon, when he read a letter from
Bishop Worthlngton, In which, from June
1 next, the head of the diocese of Ne
braska resigns ull claim to salary a
bishop, the stipend of Jtvio a year hereto
fore being paid him being added to th
salary of Bishop Coadjutor Williams. Th
blahop also Informed the council that on or
before his death all money received by
him from the diocese since the appoint
ment of the coadjutor would be returned to
thu Episcopal endowment fund.
The announcement took the bishop co
adjutor completely by surprise and after ha
had succ-eled In controlling his emotion
he announced that he would endeavor to
make some provision whereby the money
should result in financial benefit to th
Warm Contest for Delegate.
The last session of the council, which ad
journed about 6 o'colck In the evening,
was lively from Btart to finish, the principal
work being the election of delegates to the
general convention to be held In Richmond,
Va., in October and other officers of the
diocese. The election of delegates occu
pied the greater part of the timo und
after numerous debate and discussion,
in which canon law was the principal
theme, the following delegates were chosen:
Clerical Delegates Rev. John Williams,
Rev. W. A. Mulligan of Beatrice, Rev.
W. II. Moor of Omaha and Rev. A. E.
Marsh of Blair.
Lay Delegates R. 8. Hail of Omaha, E.
A. Wlggenhorn of Ashland, T. L. Rlngwalt
and 11. W. Yates of Omaha.
Alternates Rev. J. C. S. Wellls of Nor
folk, Rev. James Wise of South Omaha,
Rev. D. C. Pattee of Schuyler, Rev. R. B.
H. Bell of Omaba, Joseph Barker, W. S.
King, Edgar Howard of Columbus and
C. S. Montgomery.
Delegates to the Missionary Conference
to be held in Des Moines In January, 1908
Very Rev. George A. Beecher, Rev. W. H.
Moor, Re"xA. J. Westcott of Columbus
and Rev. R. R. Diggs, Clement Chase, J.
E. C. FiBhcr, A. J. Phelphs, Joseph Barker
and (3. W. Farnham,
, Th resolution providing that the chan
cellor and treasurer of the diocese have g
vote in the council went over under tha
rules for a year.
The bishop named as standing committee:
Rev. John William, Rev. A. E. Marsh,
Very Rev. G. A. Beecher, C. W. Lyman, C.
H. Rudge of Lincoln nnd C. S. Montgomety.
A memorial to the late chancellor of the
diocese, J. M. Woolworth, will be pre
pared by a committee, of which Rev. John
Williams I chairman, and spread on the
mmutea of the meeting.
Meeting Start Early.
The session of the forty-first annual coun
cil began Thursday with the celebration of
holy communion at 7:30 o'clock. Following
morning prayer at 9 o'chck the first busi
ness meeting opened with reports from
committees. The report of the conimltt
on Incorporation of churches waa made by
Rev. Oeorge Stockwell, and Grace church,
Co'umbUB, waa ralHtd from a mission to a
The report of the standing committee
was presented by Canon Marsh. The re
port of the committee on Christian educa
tion, presented by Canon Bell, was th
first one of Importance, providing that one
hr.lf a day he devoted at next sesalon of
the council to the consideration of Bun
day school work; that a uniform system
of Sunday schools be adopted for use In
the diocese, and that In lieu of other plans
the system In vogue at All Saints' church,
Omaha, be tried. Under this system tha
Sunday school becomes a Juvenile church,
all children over 10 years of age being
recognized as members, and the use of th
prayer book and Instruction In the oata
chlsm I Imparted. Resolution war; ft
Church Extension Work.
The report of the commute on church
extension wa the first to occasion debate.
The report, submitted by T. L. Rlngwalt,
recommended the retention of the appor
tionment system of raising funda; that
$4,000 be appropriated for missionary work
in the diocese; that $100 be appropriated
for th publication of The Crosier, the
church paper; that the bishop coadjutor be
empowered to appoint a committee to take
step for the construction of a church
house at Lincoln.
In course of debate on this report a ten
dency waa shown in aome quarter to re
duce the appropriation for the missions,
while one or two of the delegate dealred
to have the sum Increased. The bishop
coadjutor explained the manner In which
the appropriation had been assigned by
the committee and the resolutions wer
adopted, the only vote In the negative
being cast by delegate under Instruction.
In connection with this report Rev.
Jnrnea Wlae of aouth Omaha mad a
strong plea for city mission work and the
thank offering missionary fund which men
of the church have undertaken to raise
by the time of the meeting of the general
convention at Richmond, Va., in October.
Plan to Secure Fonda.
The report of the committee on Epis
copal endowment fund waa received and
the committee continued. The plan of th
cummklur l to secure 400 members of
the church to pay tl a month for 138
months with the object of securing a fund
cf iioo.ouo.
An amendment to the constitution pro
viding that th chancellor and treasurer
of the diocese should have a vote in tht
council was referred to th commltt on
The general and district mlaslonaiius sub
mitted annual reports showing work don
In tha state.
A resolution offered by Canon Bell wa
adopted requesting the delegates from this
(Coutlnuad on fieeoud Paga-

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