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PaUiage of Emergency Money Mraiare
it Anured.
Conference Report i Perfected and
Mr. Aldrich Will Call it Up Thit
Democrats Will State Their Objc
tlon te the Measare aad Thea
Permit the Vote te Be
' Takea.
WASHINGTON, May 27 An emergency
law la assured. The currency question
held Its place today aa practically the only
subject of consideration at both enda of the
capital and when both houaea adjourned the
compromise bill which waa drafted by the
lepubllcan conferees had received the aa no
tion of the house and had been presented
to the senate, wf ft it was announced It
would be taken up for conalderatlon to-
morrow and where it will also be passed
when the vote la reached.
The day began with a continuation of yes
terday's conference between the republican
lepresentativea of the two houses. This
1 ' suited In a complete agreement which,
laiir presented as a matter of form to
the democratic conferees, waa ahortly after
J p. m. presented to the house. There
it was taken up at three o'clock, dlscusse!
it r one hour and passed by a vote of IS to
' BUI Seat te Seaate.
Tre house had no aooner recorded its
vet diet in favor of the bill than It as
l.nrikd over to, the senate, shortly before
o'duclt with the announcement of Via
approval of the house. The conference
1 port was read and after the reading
hud been concluded Mr. Aldrich announced
that tomorrow, after routine bualnesa, he
v. ould move to take up the report and
luntinue Ha consideration until it was dis
posed of.
In reply to a queatlon by Mr. Culberson
Mr. Aldrich -etsted that the democratic
conferees of the senate and the house had
not concurred In the conference report.
Deep Interest attaches to the probable
course of the bill In the senate aa also to
the length of time that may be required
for Its consideration by that body. The
democratic ' senators spent much of the
day In formal conferences among them
selves aa to the proper course to pursue
with reference to the bill, and declffed upon
a conference to be held tomorrow at 10
o'clock as the best means of affording
an opportunity for an exchange of vlewa
without binding any one. It was also de
ed td to summon ail absent democratic sea-
. ;-trTeiunv. rx:,''''-'-
Pvact'ially the only point remaining un
fr..''.ed. is when the vote will be taken.
t-'a one doubts that the report .will be
u.- pled and the bill carried.
La Follette Mar Caase Delay.
Aa Mi; s'tuatlon now appears the time
cf vctlnj .ind the consequent final ad
,i --rnment of congnss depends largely upon
cr.o rr.ax and that la Senator La Follette.
Ej fur as they have spoken the demo
via:s are Inclined to permit final action
c.'.cr comparatively brief consideration.
T!-y aimply desire opportunity to enumer
u c what they believe to be the objection
able feature of the hew bill and also to
I oinl out the supposed inconsistencies of
it U republican leaders.
The meeting of the democrata tomorrow
will te a conference and not a caucus, and
there will tie no effort to bind the par
ticipants. Senator La Follette refused to
outline his probable course further than
to say that he would vote against the new
bill. He was in consultation with demo-
tiatte leadera at different tlmea during the
day and his bearing was such aa to lead
to the conclusion that If the democrats
would &r-e to fight the measure he would
r-"Ut them.
Aldrich ta Speak Briefly.
Senator Aldrich does uot expect to speak
on the bill beyond making a brief state
ment. Some of the democratic senators are
preparing to charge him with having aban
doned his opposition to aaset currency and
I e said today that he might make some
unnojnetment of his position In that ro
spevt. "As a matter of fact," he aald. "this
till comes nearer providing government
money than we have ever had. The gov
trnmint la to Issue It upon securities It
approves and the-power of the treasury
officials is absolute."
The opinion waa expressed by Mr.
Aldricn that tha Whole bill is more than
l.alf "faith cure.", and that, be added. Is
iust what the country needa.
"The temper of the senate seems to be
better how than when the aenate passed
the bill In the first place," said Mr.
Aldrich. ,
"Even democratic senators who are dis
posed to vote against the bill are anxloua
l get home and It may be possible to ad
)u;n on Friday."
What the Bill Pravldes.
The republican conferees decided upon
th following provisions to be carried In
the compromise bill, retaining the base
principles of the Vreeland and adding
thereto from the Aldrich bill:
. Th reserve required to be restrained In
:entral reserve and reserve citlea la 10
r cent straight.
A redemption fund of 10 porj cent. Instead
f t per cent required by the present law.
Is stipulated, and all of it ahall be held
In Washington.
The urgency currency issuable ahall not
exceed in the aggregate $660.000.0M).
Such currency ahall be subject to a re
tirement tax of i per cent for the first
two months and an additional ,1 per cent
per month thereafter until 10 per cent Is
Slate, county and municipal bonds ahall
be acceptable as security for emergency
currency at 90 per cent of their market
value. Other bonds and commercial paper
shall be similarly acceptable at 76 per cent
of their market value.
No bank shall be allowed to tke out
emergency circulation In an amount ex
cessive of SO per cent of Its capital and
lurplus whqn the security offered Is com.
nerclal paper. No emergency currency
J nay be taken out under any circumstances
1 unless the obiigant bank has already taken
out, according to the present law, an
amount of currency equal to SO per cent
f its capital slock and surplus.
Tba provision from the AldrW-h bill Is
(Continued, aa aeieud Page.)
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FOR NEBRASKA Thursday, fair.
FOR IOWA Thursday, generally fair,
except showers and cooler In extreme
east portion.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
.Hour. i-es-
, 72
The house parsed the. ce'mpromlae
emergency currency bill and sent It over
to ti, senate, where It will be taken up
this morning
vssage Is now assured.
race 1
agrees to
lng to sett
South Dakota con
rency bill. . Senate
ments to Mil apt-a-
in Cheyenne River
and Standli
n agencies.
Pag-e 1
foreign Missions
d during last
report much
year for this , 7,
Omaha boost,-.'?
through Colora
pictures being a
t worV. Page 1
p In the cold
, the moving
..vi action, pafe 1
Brotherhood o. -.ocomotive Engineers
think )7 a day without expenses Is not
enough pay for delegateb to the national
coi.t tr tlon. Page 1
Secretary Taft will not say when iie ex
pecta to resign from the cabinet. Page 1
Large sum of money in taxes said to be
missing from the city and county treasury
in San Francisco. Page 1
Speaker Cannon unable to say when con
gress will adjourn. - Page 1
Dynamite plot to blow up property of
chief witness against San Francisco graft
ers continues. Page 1
Evelyn Thaw and the Thaw family are
at outs. Page 1
Two tornadoes in Oklahoma cause fatal
ltles. page 1
May corn makea a new high mark,
Page 1
More bones axe found at La Porte, Ind
Fags 1
Leading officers of boiler-making firms
in Boston are placed under arrest on a
charge of conspiracy. Pafe 1
Loss from flood at Dallas will be se
vere. Railroads will not be in repair for
longtime. - Page 1
Misaourl Pacific stock'' takes a' sudden
fall. age 1
Mulal Uofid Imposes punishment on fam
tly of general of Abd-El-Asls. Fag's 1
Small twister near Fremont does con
siderable damage after having struck at
Praguea and Cedar Bluffs. Pace 3
Pershing rifles of state university have
a trying march through mud from Lincoln
to camp at Nebraska City. Page 3
Live stock markets. Page T
Grain markets. Page 7
8tocks and bonds. Page 7
Port. Arrivod. Sailed.
NEW YORK Minnehaha K Wilalia U
NEW YORK lltnnla
NEW YORK Louisiana
BREMKM K P Wllh.lai .
LIBAl- Kara
NAPLES Italia Nort Amerlka
ANTWERP Vaderlan Canonic
QVEES9T0VVN .Lucanla
COPENHACA.V . Heuig Olav
Kearaea Eighty-One Ceata at Chi
catto, bat Trading; Is Light
at That.
CHICAGO. May 27.-May corn today in
the late hours of trading reached a new
high mark for the season. It touched 81c
and closed at 60c, which was lc above the
close of yesterday. Despite the strong ad
vance there waa no great amount of trad
ing at any figure throughout the day.
The smallest offer seemed capable of send
ing up the price of May corn by at least
Vie. The price Jumped from 79Hc to 8uc on
an offer to buy 6.0)0 bushels. The market
generally was not strong aside from the
May option.
Several People Loae Their Lives
Severe Storm la the Soata
era State.
WICHITA. Kan., May 27. Peter Rudy,
his wife and two children were killed in a
tornado that passed seven miles east of
Alva. Okl., at midnight last night. Several
persons were Injured. A number of farm
houses were destroyed or damaged and
growing cropa suffered much loss. Details
are lacking owing to interruptions to tele
graph and telephone service.
Three persons were killed and one child
Is rr.lsrlng at Ingersoll, Okl., as the result
of a tornado that struck that town last
night. Much damage was dre to property.
Break of SI aad Qaarter Polats
la This Stack Creates
NEW TORK. May t7. A violent breik of
6 points In Missouri Pacific precipitated
further speculative liquidation of stocks
today. At the., same iiuie it became evi
dent that the feear party was sggresslvely
active. Denial of soms . of the reports
circulated by the bears Induced buying to
cover, and the market rallied to an ex
tent which wiped out the declines of the
morning. .
Speaker C'aaaoa at at All Certala
Wkra fiitmt Mar Stop
Its Grlad.
WASHINGTON. May f7.-"We may ad
journ In two days or we" may adjourn In
two weeks," waa the tense comment of
6peaker Cannon today aa he came out of
tha executive office after a brief conference
wUa the preaideiu.
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Board Beportt Many Station! to Be
Spirit at Co-OaeratloB Developed la
Forelga Field Ameaa Maar De
nominations Eaeoaragrtaa;
Feat a re of Work.
KANSAS CITY. May 27-Forelgn mls-
Monary work was reported on and dis
cussed at the general assembly of the Pres
byterian church in the United States today.
Great progress In the field of evangelism
was indicated by the report of the foreign
mission board. Not only has the work
prospered by the great number of new
communicants added to the rolls of the
church, but it was shown that the natives
in many foreign fields were contributing
sums of money large enough to make many
of the missionary stations self-supporting.
The evangelistic spirit developed In the
native churches, the spirit of oo-operatlon
among the many denominations in the for
eign field and the unitey of the different
branches of the Presbyterian church In
rnreign missionary work were matters upon
which the board laid special stress to show
the happy state of this field of effort.
It was shown thst In spiritual results the
last year had been the best In the history of
the board.
Record for Coatrlbatloae.
The board reported that more money waa
contributed this year for foreign missions
through the board than during any previ
ous year in Its history, the amount, in
cluding legacies, being more than tl.3nf,0").
Of this sum churches gave I&86.000, an in
crease of $91,000 over the preceding year.
The total expenses for the year amounted
to $1,455,000. A portion of the deficit re
ported was due to the fact that less was
received from the Cumberland churchee
than was appropriated for them. The main
reason for the deficit was that while the
legacy account fell off during the year,
approximately J20O.00O was received which
had to be applied for special purposes in
the foreign flell by directing the assistance
of Its donors.
Report of Mlssloa Board.
'i"he report of the foreign mission board
The year has been a successful one.
Stxty-four new missionaries were sent out.
The receipts from all sources were tl.347,
Mb the largest amount ever received In
a single year. Owing to the extra demands,
however, on the foreign field, the year
rinsed with a deficit of 1107.7ol.
The board has twenty-eight missions lo
cated in Africa, China. India, japan,
Corea. Mexico, Persia. Philippine Islands,
Siam, Laos. Brasil. Chile, Columbia. Guate
mala. Svrla and among the Chinese. Japa
nese and Coreana In the United States. It
has 14N principal stations. 2,000 outstations,
903 missionaries, oer 3.000 native workers,
1.171 schools from the primary to the uni
versity, seven printing presses which last
year printed 139.261, 403 pages, About 120
hospitals and dispensaries, which treated
ninre than 400 Ooo natienta last year.
There are 85.4H7 communicants, more thsn
10U00 Wins added durlna the year. The
contribution on the field from native
sources In gold, amounted to $2.066.8& the
lnrgest sum ever received from the native
Christiana in tne more man seventy years
history of .the board.
The, significant evenU of the year are
frmhd in tho TpM frvelopmTt of serf-sup
port. This Is shown by the large offerings
of the native cnurcnes. in some missions,
such ss the Laos mission, and the Corea.
the native churches are almost entirely
self-sunDortlng. In other missions aa In
Africa, nearly all the churches are self
supporting. la Corea aad the Philippines.
The evangelistic spirit of the native
church In Corea is remarkable. The addi
tion to the native church on confession of
faith were 3.421. This does not take into
account the large number of caWhumens,
or those who have renounced their heathen
ism and professed Christ, and one receiv
ing Instruction preparatory to being re
ceived into the church. This large in
gathering is due almost wholly to the seal,
earnestness and fervor of the native Chris
tians. In the Philippine Islands, nearly
2.1U) adults have been received Into the
Presbyterian churches. The growth is. re
markable. After eight and a half yeara of
service there are fifty Presbyterian
churchea, l'O congregations, between J0O
and 300 tfatlve helpers and teachera and
some 8,000 communicants. The native church
In the Philippines has shown seal and ear
nestness and evangelistic fervor.
In China the presbyteries and synod rep
resenting the Presbyterian church have
united with other Presbyterian churchea
to form one Chinese Presbyterian church.
These native Chinese Christians boldly de
clare that this is but a step toward a great
Chinese Christian church. In other mis
sions this same spirit of unity and co
operation is manifest. In Japan the work
of co-operation among the various Christian
bodies has gone on with great rapidity,
and the church Itself is seeking to do
the major part of the evangelistic work re
quired. Spirit af Comity.
The spirit of comity among the various
denominations at work In many lands
has made rapid progress since the Centen
ary conference at Shanghai. The mission
aries of the Presbyterian church have
united In educational and other work with
the Baptists, the Congregationalists and
the disciples of China and Corea. The
first Presbytery was organised in Sep
tember, embracing representatives from
the Australian, Canadian. Southern Presby
terian church, as well aa the representa
tives of the northern Presbyterian church.
No surer evidence of the real growth of
the mission spirit thsn the willingness on
the part of trie varied denominations to
sink denominational differences and unite
in order to more effectively present the
gospel of Christ.
There has been an increased interest In
the home land. In February, a great
men's convention waa held at which 1.6t)
registered deleratea. each paying his o
way. were present, and deliberated for
three days on the best method for arousing
Interest In foreign missions among the men
of the church. The aale of mission study
text-books, the demands for mission litera
ture, the commendation of missions by such
men as Hon. James Bryce, Hon. William
Taft. Hon. William J. Bryan., and Mr.
Wu Tang Fan, have given an Impetus to
foreign missions such as It has never had
before. It haa ceased to be fashionable
to sneer at foreign mlsslona.
A Shorter Cateehlaas.
A shorter catechism, which shall be
couched in simpler language than the
"shorter catechlam" now In use by the
church, was recommended by the commit
tee on bills and overtures. This catechism
must cover the system of faith and practice
taught In the holy scriptures and Is In
tended for home instructions and for the
Sabbath schools, but it shall not be one
ot the standards of the church. This shall
be known as an Intermediate catechism.
arid a committee of six ministers and three
elders, of. which the moderator shall be
the chairman, will report on the recom
mendation at the next general assembly.
Baer Hopefal of Fatare.
Dr. J. WUIJj Baer. president of Occi
dental college, in presenting the report
of the board of foreign mlasions, said that
the nation is "foreordained to have a presi
dent next year who believea In foreign
mlasions." as both Secretary Taft and Itfr.
P.i y in had expressed their strong endorse
ment of the work. He quoted Secretary
Taft as sayi.ig. 'Christianity and the
spread of Christianity Is the only basis
of a universal hope," and Mr. Bryan was
quoted In strong language aa favoring the
spread of the gospel in foreign lands.
Dr. Baer submitted the recommendations
of the board, which included a request for
fl.t&.OOO to do the work for another year.
iConliQued ca Second Page.)
Fatally of This General Seat to
PriMB by Malal Hand, Who
ta Vletorloas.
MEQL'INEZ, Morocco. May 21 The fol
lowers of Mulal Haftd, the Insurgent sultan,
today pillaged the house of General Bag
dlna. commonder-in-chlef of the forces of
Abd-El-Asls, the legitimate sultan of
Morocco, and dragged off the members of
hla family to prison. General Bagdanl'a
brother had previously been placed un
der arrest by Mulal Hafld.
BABAT, Morocco, May 24. Following the
desertion of the Charada tribesmen, the
army In the service of Abd-El-Asls, com
manded by General Bngdani, fell back In
the direction of Mehada. An effort will
be made to reorganise it at this point.
The governing board Is greatly discour
aged at the present outlook for the suc
cess of Abd-Bl-Axia' movement against his
brother. Hafid.
BERLIN, May 27. A complete under
standing between France and Germany re
lative to Morocco, it la declared here to
day, was reached in tha course of a re
cent conference between the French am
bassador to Germany, M. Camdon, and
Henry Von Bchoen, the German secretary
for foreign affairs. It is aeml-offlclally
announced that the queetion of the mili
tary occupation of Moorish territory by
France was dealt with and that assurances
were given that France, after the estab
lishment of normal conditions in this ter
sitory would -gradually withdraw her
troops, leaving only guards.
The outcome of this conference Is re
garded In government circles aa most satis
Passenaera Baaad far rherkearg la
Steamer Special Have Bis
EVREUX. France, May 27. The empty
first-class passenger cars attached to the
White Star line special bound from Paris
to Cherbourg with passengers for thej
steamer Teutonic on board took fire this
afternoon while the train waa passing
through a tunnel near Evreux. All .of the
passengers for the steamer, numbering
twenty-four, were seated In the third car,
which did not take fire. None of the pas
sengers were Injured.
The burring cars were detached from the
train as soon as it had emerged from the
tunnel. There was considerable excitement,
but the coolness of tha railroad men pre
vented any serious outcome.
The turning cars were switched to a sid
ing. here they were completely destroyed.
The train then proceeded to Cherbourg.
Preside at of Fraace Receives Diplo
mats aad Thea Takea Drive
Acroea Loadoa,
LONDON, May 27. President Falllerea of
France, who spent the greater part of this
morning in receiving diplomats and repre
sentatives of Er-gland civic societies at
St. James palace, drove across London this
afternoon to take lunch with the lord
mayor and tha authorities of the city of
London In the JiistofU GuUd haft. . Hla
progress from the social to the commercial
center of the metropolis was marked by
a .continuous series of ovations from the
great crowds which lined the thoroughfares
through which he passed.
City and Railroads Will Sustain Dam
age to Exteat of Two
DALLAS. Tex., May 27. Trinity river
fell four feet during the night and It Is
thought the worst of the flood Is over.
There are as yet no street lights or elec
tric lights of any kind other than those
furnished by a few private plants. The
city water supply Is still cut off and tha
citlaena depend on artesian well and cis
terns. This perhapa furnishes the greatest
menace to the people of ;he city, as with
out sewage the authorities fear the effect
on the public health. It la believed, how
ever that the pumps will be started during
the day.
The monetary damage In the city of
Dallas alone will reach $1,000,000. This
does not include the damage austained by
the railroads leading into the city. This,
It Is estimated, will reach another $1,000,000.
Three Balldlagm Bollt by Chief Wit
ness ta las r raaclsco Graft
Casea Blown Up.
OAKLAND, Cal.. May 27.-Three dwell
ing built by James L. Gallagher, former
president of the San Francisco board of
supei visors a"nd chief witness for the
prosecution In the San Francisco graft
cases were wrecked last night by dynamite.
Ttie exoloslon shook the neighborhood,
smashed windows of nearby dwellings and
played havoc with Interior burnlshings.
Neither Gallagher nor any member of his
family waa near the scene of the explo
sion. John Rawlins, a watchman, was
knocked over by the shock.
Soldier Kills Himself, Sapposlas;
Womaa Had Eaded Her Life
for Him.
8T. LOUIS. Mo.. May 27.-Wrnnly be
lieving himself to be the man for love of
whom Mrs. Grace Jackson, a young widow,
attempted suicide yesterday by drinking
water In which matches had been soaked,
L. Feager, a soldier at Jefferson Barracks,
committed auiclde today In his mother's
house with csrbolic acid. . He drained the
bottle of acid In his mother's presence and
died soon afterwards. Mrs. Jackson is te
covering. She declared that while she was
on friendly terms with Feager, he waa not
the man ahe loved.
Hogw Wallowla la Poad oa Gala
aeaa Farm Brief l Boaea
of Hamaa Arm.
LA PORTE. Ind.. May 27. -Several hogs
wallowing in the pond at the edxe of a
lot on the Guinness farm near here this
morning brought up a bone of a human
arm. The finding of the bone has con
vinced Sheriff Smutxer that other bodies
have been burled beneath the mud at the
bottom of the pond. The entire shore will
be gone over with long rakes in an effort
to bring any bodies the water may secrete
to the aurface.
Grotoa Postofllce Dyaamlted.
ABERDEEN. 8. D. May 27.-Special
Telegram.) The poatoffice at Grotea, a
few miles from here, was robbed eome
time last night and MO In cash and sumps
were stolen.' The safe was dynamited and
a part ot tha bailanK a a araawd. VAare
la B clii
Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota
Men Vote for Currency Measure.
Senate Agrreea to the Hoase Amend
ments to Bill Opeslag Cheyenne
River aad Staadlaat Rock
Aareacr Lands.
(From a Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON. May 27. (Speeltl Tele
gram.) History waa made today In the
house by the passage of an emergency
currency measure which is to remain In
force until June 30, 1914. or until a scien
tific currency measure Is adopted as a re
sult of the commission's recommendations
as provided for in the bill. Every mem
ber of the Nebraska delegation, with the
exception of Mr. Hitchcock, voted for the
measure, as did the republlcana from
South Dakota and Iowa. Speaking of the
measure. Judge Norrls said:
"In the first place. It must be borne In
mind that it is an emergency measure
only. The very fact that we have such
an emergenccy measure will perhaps make
Its use unnecessary. It Is like a police
man standing on a corner his presence
there keeps the burglar from entering the
store or committing any other crime. The
Aldrich bill was objectionable becaue
most of the banks of the country, espe
cially In the west, would not have been
able to take advantage of its provisions
because they could not afford to carry
nor deal in the securities required. The
house bill la workable all over the coun
try, and the bill as reported by the con
ferees Is almost entirely the house bill.
The one provision of the Aldrich bill In
cluded In the measure will not Interfere
in any way with the western and country
banks in making use of the law in caee
emergency requires It. Another valuable
featura of the law is that hereafter all
banks will be required to pay Interest to
the government on government deposits.
The rate of Interest Is to be fixed by the
secretary of the treasury and cannot be
less than 1 per cent on average balances
and must be the same all over the coun
try." Pollard's Vlewa.
Congresman pollard, speaking of the bill,
T was . unalterably opposed to the
Aldricb bill for two reasons. First, be
cause It was so drawn that the banka in
New York City or Chicago only could
take advantage of lta provisions, from the
fact that municipal, county or state se
curities are held largely in these two cities,
which takea them out of the reach of the
smaller banks throughout the country.
Second, I waa opposed to the railroad bond
feature because it discrlmnlated In favor
of one class of lndustrlul bonds. This dis
crimination could have no other effect
than Increasing the valuea of those bonds.
The provisiona of the Vreeland bill aa
finally passed by the house are ao drawn
that It ls-cwithln the reach of all banka In
every section of the country. Any groupa
of .ten or mere -banks with a combined
capttal and unimpaired surplus can form
a currency, association. This association U
authorised to issue circulating bank notea
up to 30 per cent of the combined capital
and unimpaired surplus, based on com
mercial paper bearing two algners and
running for a period not exceeding four
months. The bill Is so drawn that no one
section of the country can issue currency
properly belonging to another section un
less to the satisfaction of the secretary of
the treasury- This absolutely guarantees
to the west Its share of the currency. In
my opinion, the fact that this bill makes
available in cases of emergency $500,000,000 of
bank notes will prevent a recurrence of
such a panic as appeared last October. It
will serve as a safety valve in timea of
stress and give the banks a currency re
serve to meet every emergency."
Iaterest Feat ore Goad.
In explanation aa to the reason he sup
ported the bill. Judge Boyd said: "I sup
ported tha bill because I believed we
needed tha relief which it will undoubtedly
give in timea of stress. One good feature
of the bin la that hereafter banka must
pay Interest on government deposits, the
rate to be fixed by the secretary of the
treasury and it cannot be less than 1 per
cent. After considering the currency ques
tion all winter this bill seemed the best
proposition offered. The democrata offered
nothing better and ran from their own
Representative Hall of South Dakota
aald, apeaklng of hla vote In favor of the
"I believe the house bill is the best that
has yet been presented to either body of
congress and that it will fulfill the pur
pose for which it waa framed, and will
be a benefit not only to the Interests of
the east, but to the west and northwest as
The program for the bill In the senate
tomorrow is simple. Senator Aldrich will
make a brief statement and then will per
mit the democrata to talk upon It at their
will. It is thought no republican will dis
cuss the measure unless It be Senator La
Follette. and he will be given all the time
he desires, but the Wisconsin senator Is a
sick man, and It Is not believed that he
will occupy the time of the senate more
than, three or four hours at best. 8 ni
tor Aldrich hopea to get the vote on the
measure tomorrow or Friday at the lat
est, in which event congress will adjiurn
Saturday night, otherwise it may run over
until Monday or Tuesday.
Land Opening Assared.
Congressmsn Hall, in the absence of
Senator Gamble, who la in South Dakota,
today requested Senator Clapp, chairman
of the committee on Indian affairs to look
after the bill opening the Standing Ro k
and Cheyenne river reservations to s:ttle
ment, and if possible induce the senate to
concur in the house amendments. This the
senator said he would gladly do for his
friend and associate on the committee.
Senator Oamble, who has been most active
In placing this measure on the statute
books. The senate at a late hour trli
evening agreed to the house amendments.
The creation of a new land district In
South Dakota, to be known as the Lemon
land district, and which was lnclud-d In
the omnibus public lands bill Is tetalned
In that measure, the conference seport on
the bill having been adopted by both houses
Moaer for' Fort Omaha
Senator Burkett. who haa had number
leas' conferences with Qusrtermaater Gen-
Lfral Aleshlre as to what might be ex
pected out of the military appropriation
bill for barracks and quartera today suc
ceeded in having set aside from the gen
eral appropriation $125,000 for Fort Omaha
to be divided as follows: For stables,
teds and shop buildings. $35,000; for double
barracks. $n0.vt. for machine shops. lo.OK),
and fire engine house and equipment. $2Von.
A tentative agreement waa reached be-
(Continued on Second Page.)
She Says F.attre Family tlaa Main
tained Insincere Attltade
Toward Her.
NEW TORK. May 27. -Evelyn NesMt
Thaw made a statement today In reply to
what she cslls "The threatening and In
sulting statement Issued by Colonel Bart
lett In the name of Mrs. William Thaw,"
and In which she reiterated that the an
nulment proceeding against Harry K.
Thaw, which were discontinued yesterday
on motion of her counsel were Instituted,
"at the behest of Colonel Bsrtlett and A.
Russell Peabody, representing the Thaw
She characterised the statement of Col
onel Bartlett, which was given out after
the discontinuance of the annulment pro
ceedings, as "In keeping with the Insin
cere attitude toward her by Mr. Thaw'a
relatives since the beginning of the
Mrs. Thaw says In her statement that
she has In her possession in the handwrit
ing of a member of the Thaw family un
deniable rroof that she was subjected to
pressure In bringing the suit for annul
ment of her marriage to Thaw. She adds
that the existence of this handwriting- is
known to Colonel Bartlett and A. Russell
Seven Dollars a Pay without Kxpenaea
Regarded Small Pay for
COLfMBrS. 0..-May 27. Seven dollars
a day, without expenses is small pay for an
engineer, In the opinion of many delegates
to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
convention in session bere. so an effort will
likely be made today to have the conven
tion re-consider its action of yesterday
when It chsnged Its methods paying 'the
per diem of the delegates.
It haa been the plan for each sub-division
to pay Its own representative, fixing the
compensation ar,ywhere from $5 to $S a day,
usually with expenses. This threw an extra
burden on sub-dlvlsions having but twenty
or twenty-five membera, as compared with
sub-divisions having several hundred mem
bers. The convention thetefore adopted a plan
of pro rating the cost among the members
at large and having all expenses paid
through the general offlcrs. fixing th
compensation at $7 without expenses. The
cenventlon haa now cost the order. It is
figured, about $8,000 a day, or $14 a minute
during working hours. The new plan, if
allowed to stand, will reduce this at least
Six Leading; Officials of Boatoa Firms
Held oa (karge of Con
spiracy. BOSTON, Mass.. May 27.-filx of the lead
ing officials of as many boiler making
planta and structural Iron works here were
arrested thla afternoon. This follows a
report of tha Boaton Finance commission
which revealed an alleged conspiracy be
tween contracting firms In relation to bids
on competitive city contracts. The report
was commented upon by President Roose
velt in a recent message to congress.
The men arrested are: Alfred E. Cox.
treasurer and general manager of the At
lantic Boiler works, and a former member
bf the executive council of Massachusetts;
Duncsn D. Russell, treasurer of the James
Russell Boiler works; John E. Lynch,
member of the firm of Hodge Boiler works;
Charles F. Koopman, Jr.. of the Cunning
ham Iron work; David H. Andrews, presi
dent of the Boston Bridge works, and
Charles A. Fitts, secretary of the New
England Structural company.
Eaoh defendant was releasad on $2,000
ball, and all will appear to answer the
Secretary of War Declines to Dlscaaa
His Probable Withdrawal from
the Cabinet.
WASHINGTON. May 27 Secretary Tuft
today declined to be drawn into a discus
sion of the reports that he would resign
from President Roosevelt's cabinet July
1, thla date being fixed In some quarters
in the contingency of his receiving the
republican presidential nomination. Ills
friends point out that to make such on
announcement at this time would not be
in good taste, for although he fully ex
pects to receive the nomination, any state
ment affecting hla future relatione with
the president's cabinet, contingent on tha
probability should not be made until that la
an accomplished fact. No denial, however,
is made either by the secretary or his
closest political friends that he will quit the
cabinet promptly in the event of hla nomi
nation, but that he has fixed on any posi
tive date for his retirement, the secretary
himself will not Indicate.
Secretary Taft went to the president's
office before 10 o'clock this morning.
Coaple oa War o Soath Dakota Ar
rested la Chicago, Womaa
Garbed as Maa.
CHICAGO. May 27.-Max J. Bender of
New York and a woman he claims is hla
wife, and who was attired In the garb
of a man, were arrested here today. They
were discovered In a box car on the tracks
of -the Lake Shore Michigan Southern
railroad by employes.
The woman had cut off her hair and had
the severed braid In one of the pockets
of her coat. When questioned by the
police. Bender said they were married in
New York May IS. and were on their
honeymoon trip to 8outh Dakota, where
they expected to establish their home. He
said they nad no money and were com
pelled to resort to the boxcar for trans
portation. He ssid they left New York
the night of their wedding. The couple
will be held pending an investigation.
Thirty-Seven Thousand Dollars la
Taxes ald to Be Mlsalna
at 'Frisco.
BAN FAANCISCO. May Ji.-lt is reported
that the sum of $37.57::, representing taxes
paid under protest in 1501 by the I'nlted
Railroads Is missing, presumably from the
city and county treasury. The sum repre
sents the difference between the valuation
placed on the holdings of the United Rail
roads by the state bsrd of equalisation
and the assessment of City and County
Assessor Washington Dodge, and which
has been In litigation.
Judge Sewell decldej the case In favor
of the city and was upheld by the supreme
court. Ths alleged shortsge Is said to have
been made when the remitter was handed
down. The finance committee of the board
of supervisors will commence ao Investiga
tion of the matter tomorrow.
Boosters Turn Backward from Colo
rado and Dip Into Home State.
First Stop of the Morning it Made at
Sterling-, Colorado.
All Towns Alonj the Route Vie with
Neighbors in Cheers.
Scenes from Omaha l.lfe aad
Business Activity Most Taktags
Featare of the F.ntlre
WELLKLF.rTT, Neb., May 27. (Sreclal
Telegram.) After touring the dry farming
sections of Colorado and Western Ne
braska all day Wednesdsy the Omaha
trade excursionists spent the evening In
Curtis, then headed for Wyoming. Every
member nf the party now wears a som
brero and many have red or blue hand
kerchiefs about their necks. It Is a spe
cial tribute to Wyoming. The train wai
an hour late out of Sterling when It
started Wednesday morning owing to the
managers of the party being unable to
sort out central and mountain time, but
the Burlington officials rut on another en
gine. General Agent Valle.ry of Denver
Joined the party, and the lost tima waa
made up.
Immediate results have been secured f -r
the market town. When A. W. Jeffftls
concluded his address at Grant, Neb., N el
Anderson, a large sheepman, came to thi
stand and said: "I have a carload of wool
on the track which a-as to be shipped to
Boston. Give me the address of the
Omahan who will furnish storage for P."
Anderson's wool was started for Omshi
Wednesday evening. He promised another
load or two, and estimated the amount of
wool which would be shipped from Grsnt
to Omaha this year at twenty carloads.
Great Displays of Crops.
The Colorado towns In the dry farming
region had displays of the grain and other
products tacked over the front of the
depots. Haxlun gave the visitors a llvi
stock show, bringing to the depot cowa and
horses, driving and work animals, and also
showing exhibits of farm products whlc't
make It possible to buy a farm In the dry ,
farming section and pay for it In one
year. Phlllipe county, where the psriy
stopped at four towns, carried off the first
premiums at the Colorado state fair for
potatoes, spring wheat, onions and while
corn, and the people of Holyoke gave aa
aurances that the white oorn premiums at
the national corn exposition would be Car
ried back to Colorado.
But the Nebraska towna were no dis
appointment -to. tha visitors. Madrid,
Elsie, Wallace, Dickens. Somerset. Well
flet and Maywool all greeted the vtrltors,
had good thlnga to aay about Omaha, anl
the enthusiasm was measured by the popu
lation all along the line from Curtis to
Sterling. Those interested In dairying ara
sending their cream to Omaha and buying
the Omaha products, there being two car
loads of Omaha butter on the Denver mar
ket every Monday morning.
Because of the time the train waa un
armed to make the stay at Maywood was
lengthened to forty minutes, and the vis
itors found one of the best towns on the
trip. As the train leaves stations a quar
tet, headed by A. V. Dresher, sings a va
riety of good-by and parting songs. E. F.
Donda of the Union Stock Yards bank
was marshal of the day Wednesday and
lined the party up for the most success
ful parades which have been given,
la Nebraska and Oat Agala.
CURTIS. Neb., May 2T.-(Speclal.) Aftor
two days tour in Colorado, the Omaha
trade excursion pased over the Nebraska -Colorado
line and into tha home atate at
noon Wednesday, ' but during the day,
Thursday, the prosperity special will enter
Wyoming and will not be on Nebraska
soli again until late Saturday afternoon.
It was with regret that the Omaha busi
ness men said farewell to Colorado, be
tween Amherst and Venango. But the land
of aunshlne, mountain chains which hold
the wealth of the world, everywhere broad
fields fringed with a wealth of vegetation,
silvery streams and Irrigation canala, had
to be left behind. And it la just a little
closer to Omaha than ever before. There's
something In common between the men and
women of Nebraska and Colorado, and the
Coloradoans still look toward Omaha as
the original metropolis of their great coun
try. It was the city at the gateway when
they first pushed westward across the vast
silence to make homes on the mesa and
plain, or trailed the prairie schooners
bearing the slogan of "Pike's Peak or
Bust." And to hundreda of others, it la
still their Omaha, though they have now
chosen to make new homes In the slopes
and valleys of Colorado, which surfeit the
sense with foliage and flowers. 1
Scores of times men and women stepped
from the crowds on the streets of Colorado
towns and said. "I want to meet someone
from Omaha It was my former home and
though this Is .grand out here In the sun
shine and high air, I long to be back In
Omaha aome'.lmes."
First Stop at Sterllasr.
The first stop Wednesday morning waa at
Sterling, county seat of Logan county, In
the sunny South Platte valley. 430 miles
from Omaha. Within the great county,
almost a state of itself, there are ten prom
ising towns, all made possible since the suc
cess of the Irrigation projects. They are
I(lff. Crook, Atwood. Merino, Red Lion,
LeRoy Fleming Wlllard Mercer and Wins
ton. The county contains over 1,000.000
acres of land, and over fi.OOO acres are
I under the great irrigation ditches. Just
now the fields are green with sugar beeta,
I a heat, rye. oats, barley, alfalfa and native
hay. Covering these are skies of rarest
hue azure and tawny trpas. and tha whole
in3Vi ren scarrelv equalled in the
great country west fif the murky Missouri.
Frrm Soo.OOO acres of the fine level range
In this one county come cattle, horses and
sheep to the Omaha market.
Representatives of the Biuth Omaha
stock yards snd comrnUal n houses on th?
prosperity speilal attest the fact that the
Colorado towns are among tha best feed
era for the Omaha market. An instanci
of the way Colorado supports the live
stock Industry in Omaha wss at Tmna'h.
Colo., a-hen N. F. Prown. a trivel'ng agent
of the Colorado Sou'ern railway leaned
out a window and asked how many car
loads of sheep hsl been shipped from the
s'ation since January L The agent re
plied 42 carloads. "How many went to
Omaha? ' Inquired Mr. Brown. And tha ao-

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