Newspaper Page Text
The Omaha Daily Bee
WEATHER FORECAST NEWS SECTION For Nebraska Tartly cloudy; showers. For Inns-Partly cloudy. For weather report see psge J- PAGE3 1 TO 10. VOL. XXXVIII NO. 292. OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 22, 1900 TWENTY PAGES. SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. SQUALLS ON THE SENATORIAL SEA Cpper Home Makes Good Progress on Tariff Bill Despite Number of Interchanges. DEBATE ON PLATEGLASS RATE House Schedule Retained Despite Criticism from Both Sides. WARM TIME OVER CARBONS Charge that Attempt to Raise Duty is in Interest of Trust. AUTO SCHEDULE ACCEPTED Mr. AMrlrh Announced that Today He Wanld Auk Renate ta Fix Tim ta Vale en taa BUI. WASHINGTON. May 21 There wai -.me qualla today on the senatorial sea. but notwithstanding the. tariff hill made pro gress. A number of paragraphs were paired upan and while In many Instance It was understand that the senate might return to them It la the general opinion that very little. If any change will be made in most of them. The houaa rates were retained In the pol ished glaxa paragraph, hut with the under standing that when the bill Is taken up In tha aenate proper. It now belruj consid ered as In the committee of the whole, there probably will be soma alteration. The an called "republican progressives" criti cised the house rate as too high, while Senator Oliver of Pennsylvania contended the rata was too low to the proper pro tection of Industry. The rates considered during the Any ranger all the way from mica and feldspar to automobile. Beginning with the earthen ware schedule, a number of committee recommendations were adopted. These In cluded a arked Increase In feldspar made at the Instance of Senator Tlradley and a decided reduction on gypsum. There wan also a reduction In mica from the Dlngley rate. Then came an Interruption by Senator Culbertaon. who outlined the democratic position on the tariff,. He declared that the minority are neither protectionists nor free traders, but advocates of a revenue tariff only. Warm Time Oyer Carlton s. Following Mr. Culhertsm's speech about four hours' 1lne was then devoted to the paragraph fixing a duty on electric light carbons. The Dlngloy law 'provides a rate of 90 cent- per 1"0, while the proposed pro vision fixed M centa and an ad valorem as the rate for the lamp hUick carbons, which la the trlass most generally Imported. Senator I-aFcilette and Gore contended that the effect of this amendment would he practically to double the present rate and thev charged that the change had been made In the interest of tho NnUo.jal Carbon company, which they spoke of as' a trust. Mr. Gore also aaaerted that there was a combination between the carbon niikifi tin tii tSandard Oil . company. Mr. Burton, who fives In Cleveland, O., where the carbon con'pany la located, vig orously defended the company. During the discussion of this paragraph Senator Oore made allusions to Senator "moot, which were generally Interpreted as per sonal, hut the Utah senator made no re r'y ' The finance committee's automobile schedule, which was suggested by Senator Galllpger, was accepted. , There were many sharp criticisms of one another by various senators and near the hour of adjournment Mr. Hale criticized Mr. Beverldge as seeking newspaper no tolcty by his frequent speeches. The chnrge waa denied by the Indiana sen ator, who said that he was merely sek ing to do his duty. There was a strong Intimation that night sessions would soon he resorted t.i unleaa better progress was made. Mr. A Id rich stated that tomorrow he would ask the senate to fix a day for voting upon the tariff bill. At 1:30 p. m. the senate adjourned Taft Back from South Enthused by His Reception President is Driven to White House and at Once Assembles the Cabinet. WASHINGTON, May 21.-Presldnt Taft returning from Charlotte, N. C, reached Washington at X a m. today and en tering one of the executive automobiles. was driven through a heavy rain direct to the White House. It had been supposed by the men of, his official family that the president would be too fatigued to hold cabinet meeting today, but Mr. Taft waa much refreshed by a long night's rest on the train and gave directions that the cab inet be assombled for Its usual Friday sit ting. The president found Mrs. Taft much im proved In health. Tne president recently was chosen aa a trustee of the Hampton Institute at Hump ton, Va., and haa accepted an Invitation to apeak there on Sunday afternoon. Ha atated on the train, however, that un leas Mrs. Taft waa able to make the trip tie would postpone his visit to the famed Virginia Institution. On account of the bad weather the president decided after reaching the White House that it would not be wise to take the trip at this time and he telegraphed cancelling the engage ment. The president ail) visit Hampton probably before he leave Washington for the summer. The president's ' first trip Into the south since his Inauguration was replete with in cident Mr. Taft enjoyed the two days at Peters burg and Charlotte In every respect, he declared today. He declared nothing could convince nun that the reception he re ceived waa not one of the greatest en thusiasm. The president was urged to visit the south agala and said he wuuld be more taao glad to de so. New Heeord In (klcaga, CHICAGO, slay 11. Strong foreign wheat markets were Influential today in send ing the price of wheat on the Board of Trade to H II V lV,c lnghr than the bast previous pi ice for the trqp. Civic Betterment .is Newest Plea of Iowa Women Every Club in Federation of Hawk eye State is to Push Campaign to that End. DAVENPORT. la.. May 21. (Special Tel egram.) "Civic betterment of cities'' will be the star to which the Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs will nail lis flag during the coming two years, according to reso lutions adopted at the closing 'session this afternoon. A resolution offered by Mrs. W. T. Johnson of Des Moines was adopted urging that every club In the federation extend Its Influence and help to civic bet terment In tha coming biennial period and In all possible ways help promote a cam paign that will result In a general civic awakening throughout the state. The health, happiness and safety of the com menwealth will be advanced and we all should work for a "more btautlful Iowa." The federation also resolved In favor of mora scholarship) at colleges that poor girls who can't otherwise afford It may not be denied college education. Memorial scholarships for the late Dr. Mary W. Cogswlll, Mrs. Martha C. E. Illlck and Mrs. Ellen Brown were recommended. The Iowa legislature will also be memorialised to es tablish a scientific laboratory at the State university for the sthudy and care of de fective children. The election was a aplrtted contest and resulted aa follows: President, Mrs. Julian Richards, Water loo. Vice president, Mrs. J. W. Wataeek, Dav enport. Recording secretary, Mra. T. H. M. Towner. CMrnlng. Corresponding secretary, Mrs. Freeman Conaway, Amea. Conernl federation state secretary, Mrs. B. R Clark. Red Oak. Treasurer, Mrs. Mary Johnston, Hum boldt. Auditor. Mra. Park, Holbrook, Onawa. Delegates to general federation biennial: Mrs. B. W. Corey. Spencer; Mrs. B. B. Clark, Red Oak; Mrs. J. B. Howe, Mar shslltown; Mrs. A. E. Shipley, Des Moines; Mra. K. I.. Johnson, Waterloo; Mra Matt Parrott, Waterloo. Delegates to Cincinnati biennial: Mra. M. Antrobus. Burlington; Dr. Jennie Mc Cowen, DHvenport: Mrs. Mary Hancock, Dubuque; Mrs. I. W. Brunt. Decora h; Mrs. Jennie I. Berry Cedar Rapids; Mrs. C. T. Hirst. Ottumwa; Mrs. W. H. Bally, Des Moines; Mrs. G. W. Slaughter. Creston; Mrs. J. A. Nash, Audubon: Mrs. A. J. Barkley, Boone; Mrs. Jessie Favllle, Storm Lake. District Chairman: Mrs. C. A. Blair. Co lumbus Junction: Mrs. J. A. Meier. Iowa City; Mrs. W. W.' Hamilton. Clarion: Mrs. P. J. Miles, Oelweln; Mrs. George W. Dar ling, Marshalltown: Mrs. Greelee, Richland; Mrs. Clvde Brenton. Dallas Center; Mrs. Jessie R. Hllland. Oaceols; Mrs. B. Clark, Red Oak; Mrs. Frances E. Whitley. Weh ster City; Mrs. Roma W, Woods, Suther land. Sioux City has asked for the next meet ing, which will be awarded by the execu tive committee tomorrow. Judge Horace E. Deemer of the Iowa supreme court this afternoon addreased the convention on the subject of industrial ed ucation. Fatal Accident in Auto Race Big Touring Car in Texas Endurance Contest Overturns, Injuring Passenger. HILLSBORO, Texas. May 21. Running at a high rate of speed aa It entered the town, a big touring car entered In the Economy endurance race which left Fort Worth yesterday morning struck a deep rut In the road, and J. R. Lucy, one of the passengers, waa thrown from his seat and sustained Injuries which will prove fatal. Evidence Before Tulsa Grand Jury J. George Wright, Commissioner of Five Civilized Tribes, Testifies in Land Fraud Case. TULSA, Ok!.. May . J. George Wright, commissioner of the Five Civilised Tribes, was one of aevcral wltneases who testified here today before the federal grand Jury that la re-lnvestlgailng the Muskogee town lot frauds. The Jury be gan work promptly at 8 o'clock. ADAM GOD TRIAL BEGINS Religions Fanatic Who Killed Kaa- aas Cltr Offlcer Before Jary. KANSAS CITT. May 21.-James Sharp, who calls himself "Adam God." was placed on trial here today for the killing of Pa trolman Michael Mullane, who was one of the five persons who lost their Uvea In a religious riot here on Decemuer S. It was first Intended to try Bharp and his wife, Melissa Sharp, Jointly, but separate triata were asked for and granted today. The Bee Locates Jim Snell Right in Omaha Jim Snell ta In Omaha, only his real name la not Jim Snell. Rev. Charles W. Savldge knowa his real name and his address, but won't tell either. The Bee yesterday afternoon published a story to the effect that Mathew A. Hall, the British consul In Omaha, had re ceived a letter from the British consul In closing a sealed envelope addressed to "Jim Snell, Ranch Owner, Nebraska, U. 8. A." The letter came from England, but from whom and what part Mr. Hall could not tell, tor the reason that the Chicago man did not atate. Mr. Hall brought the letter to The Bee and asked for help In locating the man wanted. The Bee published the story in Its afternoon paper and before the paper had been off the the press Mr. Hall was called up on his telephone several timee by parties with reference to Jim Snell. Finally The Bea learned from Rev. Charles W. Savldge, pastor of the People's church, tljat he knew who and where Jim Snell was, but Mr. Savldge refuaed te give up his Information. "He's a good man and I'm not going to give you bis name," said Mr. Savldge, "I wouldn't give up his name for my right arm. He came to me a couple of years ago and asked for advice and I tried to help him. A certain paper la Omaha gave PRESBYTERIANS BEGIN WORK Number of Important Subjects Before the General Assembly at Denver. REPORT ON DIVORCE ABOLITION Sunday Amusements and Religions Education Taken Up. CHANGES IN ADMINISTRATION Plan to Consolidate Eight Boards to Be Considered. WILL CAUSE LIVELY DEBATE Dr. William Henry Roberts of Phil, ad el pa la Re-elected stated Clerk, Position lie Haa Held Tweaty-Mx Yi DENVER, Colo.. May 21.-Bunday amuse ments, the abolition of divorce and the urgency of religious education were tha subjects discussed by the general assem bly of the Presbyterian church today. Two other subjects which threaten to cauae much parliamentary conflict, the re port of the executive commission and the report of the committee on administrative agencies, were brought before the assembly by Dr. J. JJ. Moffatt, president of the Washington and Jefferson college of Pitts burg, and by former Moderator Dr. B. P. Fullerton of 8t. Louis. Dr. Moffatt predicted that this aesslon would see the adoption of a plan whereby the eight administrative boards of the church would, to a large degree, be consol idated. The committee on administrative agencies, of which he Is chairman, has recommended that each board seek legal advice aa to Its possible powers. It haa been a subject of comment In the church that the administrative authority haa been too mudh scattered and It haa been the work of the committee on ad ministrative agencies to formulate a plan for consolidation. The subject was made a special order for Monday afternoon. The report of the executive committee was championed by. Dr. Fullerton, who, as moderator of the last assembly, was ex offlcio chairman of tha committee. At his suggestion this report, as well as others, were printed for tha Information of the commissioners. This report occasioned several sharp en counters, principally brought about by the objection of several commissioners to the adoption of a special report before the reg ular report had been acted on. Dr. Fuller- ton then receded from his position and agreed to have the printed report In the hands of the assembly that It might be read by the commissioners before It Is made the subject of debate. Thus further clashes were avoided, but there Is every Indication that there will be some sharp debate when the two reports are brought up for final - consideration. . - -- Dr. William Henry Roberta of Phila delphia was re-elected stated clerk, a po sition he hae held for 36 years, and Judge Charles S Holt of Chicago was pV!ntd vice moderator. The report on religious education waa dis cussed Informally at the p re-assembly con. ference of university and college workers, but was not officially submitted until to day. This afternoon's session waa turned over to a celebration of Calvin's quadrtcenten- nlal. The speakers were Rev. Henry Dosker of the Kentucky Theological seminary. Rev William McKlbben. president of Lane Theological seminary, Cincinnati; Rev. S. D. Schaff of Western Theological semi nary, Pittsburg, and Rev. W. J. Darby, corresponding secretary of the Educational society, Evansvllle, Ind. WHITE PLAGUE BAKE OF L0 Alarming; Death Rate from Consamp- tlon Among; Indiana of New York. ALBANY, N. T.. May a. An alarming death rate from tuberculosis among the Indians on reservations in this state, who number about 5,000, la reported by Dr. Eugene H. Porter, state commissioner of health. Vnaanltary conditions are every. where apparent, according to the report, and the susceptibility of the Indian to the vices of civilisation haa assisted In his downfall. The report recommends that ef forts be made to encourage better methods of living. RIOTING BY PARIS STRIKERS Invade Factories Where Men Refase to talt Work and Destroy Property. PARIS, May 71. The strikers In Paris made several attempts today to Invade the factories and buildings where the men had refused to quit work. Minor riots and a number of arrests resulted. Following the advice of their leaders the strikers are beginning to destroy pro(ierty. him the name of Jim Snell. He didn't assume the name and I didn't give It to him. but thla paper did and now I'm going to protect him." Thla man lived out In the state. He had a ranch and family and things didn't go exactly right. Since he asked Mr. Savldge for help he has moved to Omaha and now mikes thla city his home. He asked for help In getting a wife, for he had children to rear and felt unequal to the task alone. Mr. Savidge will keep hla faith Inviolate with "Jim Snell." but Mr. Hall will mall Mr. Savldge the letter this morning and he will deliver it to "Jim Snell," and the latter may take what cognizance of It he pleases. But Mr. Savldge will not break faith with the man who came to him for help and advice. "You may say for me that The Bee certainly ta a great medium for advertising and a generally read newspaper," said Mr. Hall, between calls over the telephone to his home lsat night. "I never before appre ciated the power of the press. I have heard more about "Jim Bneli" In the last two hours than I ever heard about any one man before In the same length of time." A woman called up on the telephone from Ashland to say that shs knew "Jim Snell," but beyond giving ber name aa Robinson, aba produced no further fruit. "Mother, guess we'd better fix From the Cleveland Plain Dealer. NEW HAND IN "MIRE" GAME esaassnnnBnnB J. J. Hollister, Grain Dealer of Kills City, Deals It. TO HAVE BEVENGE ON BAYBRAY Mr. Hollister Tells How the Alleged Banco Helmsman Steered Him Against a Ghostly Load of Grain. (From a Staff Correspondent.) COUNCIL BLUFFS. Ia., May Zl.-Another of the victims of the Maybray "swindling syndicate haa resorted to the courts In an effort to recover the money out of which he was buncoed. J. J. Hollister, a grain dealer from Minneapolis, who dropped 110,000 on a fake wrestling match In Coun cil Bluffs on May 2f, 190", has, through his attorneys, S. B. Wadsworth and H. A. Crawford of thla city, filed In the district court original notice of suit against J. C. Maybray, John R, Dobbins, Max Boyle, W. H. Graham, R. J. Johnson and Benja min Marks. Conspiracy to defraud Is al leged by Hollister against the several de fendants. - According to the allegations of Hollister, the "steerer" In his particular case was W. H. Graham. HolllBter 'says he was In duced by Graham, who called on him at Minneapolis, to come to Council Bluffs for the purpose of considering a proposition to purchase a quantity of Kansas wheat. Gra ham, according to Hollister, claimed to know of 120.000 bushels of grain, slightly damaged in an elevator fire, that could he bought for f cents a bushel. Hollister wag shown samples of the grain by Graham, who represented that much of the grain waa In tit condition and that a big profit could be nmde by the purchase. Brought Victim to Omaha. Hollister, acting on Graham's represents Hons, came to Council Bluffs and waa taken over to Omaha, where more samples of the grain were shown him. While the trana actlon for the sale of the grain to Hollis ter was pending, the wrestling match proposition ahowed up. Hollister became "Interested" and when he returned to Minneapolis he waa minus Just tlO.OnO. Hollister came to Cotmoll Bluffs last March and went before the grand Jury, but aa that body had already returned ten Indictments against Maybray and the other alleged members of the "swindling syndi cate," there were considered sufficient and no Indictment was returned In the Hollis ter case. Maybray Is In Jail In Des Moines and Dobblna has been behind the bars of the county Jail In this city since last Febru ary, when he xa brought back from New York on charges connected with the fleec ing of T. W. Bellew the banker of Prince ton, Mo., out of SaO.OOO. The trial of Dob blna was recently continued until the Sep tember term of district court. Samuel Sutor, the hotel man of Cass Iake, Minn., who dropped $5,000 on a fake horse race, haa brought a civil action against Maybray, B. Marks and officers of the First National bank of this city to re cover his money. Poatofflce Inspector Swenson, who was In the city yesterday, said he Is going Bun day to Denver, where the trial of Ernest U Powers, alleged member of the Maybray gang. Is to be held either Monday or Tuea day. Powers Is alleged to have "ateered" J. C. Bowman of 811verton, Colo., Into the clutches of the gang, with the reault that Bowman was fleeced out of H3.700 on a fake foot race in Council Bluffa on June 3 of last year. One man's meat is another man's poison. You may want what the other man is glad to sell for a song. Under the head of "Offered for Sale" ia most everything you can think of. Make it a practice to read these ads. You will find it will be more than worth your time. You will find real bargains every day on the want ad. pages, that will 6ave you money. Have you read tb want ads yet today t up that spare room in the attic. th' country!" Two-Cent Fare Case Appealed at Kansas City Decision of Judge Smith McPherson Will Be Keviewed by Higher Court. KANSAS CITT, Mo., May 21. Another step waa taken by the state to restrain the railroads of Missouri from restoring the S cent passenger fare when Jeptha Howe of St Louis, representing Seebert Jones, cir cuit attorney of that city, today filed in the federal court here an appeal from the recent decision of Federal Judge Smith McPherson continuing In force a tempo rary Injunction restraining the circuit at torney from prosecuting sn injunction suit agalnat the railroads. The appeal was filed with consent of Judge McPherson. who was not present, but from whom a telegram was read sanctioning the action. The ap peal Is based on allegations of errors in the ruling of Judge McPherson. Circuit Attorney Jones Instituted a suit to the circuit .court of St Louis seeking to restrain the railroads qf MUUnuxt from bjMtguratthg a S-ent passenger tare. Judge Philips In the federal court here, upon the application of counsel for the railroads, granted a temporary Injunction against this suit. Later Judye Mcpherson, after a hearing of the case on Its merits, con tinued the temporary injunction In force until otherwise ordered by the court on the grounds that the suit of the St Louis cir cuit attorney was an effort to relegate the questions decided by Judge McPherson In his final decree In which he decided that the 3-cent passenger law of Missouri waa unconstitutional and confiscatory. The ap peal filed by Mr. Howe today seeks to re verse Judge McPherson's decision on the i injunction. Buckeye Ranch Changes Hands Over Five Thousand Acres of Custer County Land Sold for Col onization. The Walker-Becker company and Bradley Mathleson, ' with offices on, the ground floor of the Bee building, have Just com pleted a Sl&O.OOO deal for a piece of land In Custer county which will be put on the market aa soon aa It can be surveyed off Into farms. The land la what Is known aa the Buckeye ranch, on Deer creek, ten miles south of Broken Bow. and was bought from the Buckeye Land and Cattle company of Ohio. It comprises S.400 acres of areable land. ? MAY COLLECT BIG BONO Government . Has Chance to gsn.oAA from Greene and Gaynor Borety. Get NEW YORK. May SI. A decision handed down today by the United States court of apneala, affirming a ruling of Judge Hough, probably means that, after one of the most atubbornly contested aults on record, the government will be able to ob tain the, forfeiture of the SSO.OOO ball In the cases of Greene and Gaynor, the two men convicted aeven years ago of fraud In gov ernment harbor contrarta Today's decision was in the suit of the government against the eatate of James D. Leary, who waa on the bond of Ben jamin P. Greene, and austalned Judgment In favor of the government by Judge Hough. The circuit court of appeals In today's decision held that the b-nd was leaallv forfeited when Greene failed to appear In court. Half of Japanese in America Are Residents of California TOKIO, Thursday, April IS According to statistics recently compiled there were In December, 190, M.100 Japanese subjects In the United States, and out of that total no less thsn SS per cent were In California and its neighboring states. In California Itself 60 per cent of the total were found, and of these H per cant were engaged In labor on railways and In mines, the re maining U per cent being occupied with agriculture. It la In tha last named enterprise alone that anything like signal euecees baa been attained. There the 11,000 Japanese farmers See th city folks hev started fer BROWN AND ALDRICII CLASH Junior Nebraska Senator Succeeds in Gaining a Point. WANTS DUTY ON PUMICE STONE Senator Gamble of Sooth Dakota Goes to Front for Mica Mlnere and Haa Dnty Arranged ta Solt. (From a 8taff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, May 21. (Special Tel gram.) Senators Brown and Aldrlch had a little brush this afternoon when para graph 87 In the pending tariff bill was reached. This paragraph relates to the duty on pumice stone. The committee on finance proposed that pumice stone, wholly or partly manufactured, shall be assessed at the rate of $6 per ton; unmanufactured, IS per centum ad valorem; manufactures of pumice atone or of which pumice atone Is the component material of chief value not specially provided for In this section, 35 per centum ad valorem. Benator Brown'a amendment provldea a duty 'of VJ of a cent per pound on unman ufactured pumice stone' and H of a cent on manufactured, Senator Brown, In ad dressing Mr. Aldrlch, said, rather tartly, that hla amendment had been before the committee for over a week; that no action had been taken and that he thought It only fair that the committee should give hia amendment consideration before a vote should be taken upon the schedule. Chair man Aldrlch tried to beg the question, but Senator Brown was insistent and Chair man Aldrlch finally consented to pass over the pumice stone schedule until tomorrow and give Benator Brown'a amendment con sideration before a final vote is taken Gamble Wins Mica Dnty. Senator Gamble, in a brief statement before the senate today, convinced Senator Aldrlch that a protective duty was needed upon mining and production of mica. The paragraph relating to mica, as adopted today In the senate committee of the whole, assessed a duty of 5 cents per pound nn manufactured mica and 20 per cent ad valorem on Euch unmanufactured products as may be shipped into the United States. Further, on the Imported article, cut or trimmed, 10 centa per pound Is assessed and upon the rough product SO per cent ad valorem. This tariff rate Is satisfactory to South Dakotans. It is un Interesting fact, not generally known, that during the past year over a third ot the production of mica in the t'nlted States wss produced In South Ta- kota. There is now In operation at Cus ter a large mica plant and another of rqiml site will be put into operation within a few months. It Is claimed that the pro duction of mica in South Dakota alone will be sufficient to hereafter supply all the mica necessary for electrical use in this country. Senator Gambia pointed out that the tm portatlon of mica came almost entirely from India and that Inst year such Impor tations aggregated about 3.OK1.000 pounds, as against a domestic production of 1,000, 000 pounds. I'nder proper protection the production of mica would be largely In creaaed In this country, Senator Oamblo contended. It la learned that mica can be mine! and landed In this country from India at a price Just about equal to the cost of mere production to mica miners of this country. Negro Hides In Ohio Prison. COLUMBl'S. O.. May 21. Harvey John son, the negro "lifer" who escaped from his guard Wednesday night and la sup posed to be hiding In some part of the Ohio penitentiary, haa not been appre hended although the prison guards have been doubled and an all-night search through the penitentiary mas made last night. The big sewer that leads from the prison to the 8ciota river was thoroughly searched today, but Johnson waa not found. speaking roughly In the state of Cali fornia and they own an aggregate area of 12.006 acres, which land ts devoted mainly to the cultivation of fruit and vegetables. Many settlers have been living there for some ten to thirty years. They apeak English excellently and may be aald to be virtually domiciled. Aa important feature Is their contribu tion to trade with Japan, but much mors remarkable are the sums remitted by them te the h oo-s country. In 1804 they sent to Japan S3.7iO.00O, In ltf -neel 6,0OOJ and la 19UI. e,as3.ooa SUGAR SCANDAL STIRS ALL JAPAN Twenty Members of Mikado's Parlia mcnt Are Under Arrest and More Under Cloud. SIX DIRECTORS IN CUSTODY Trouble Grows Out of Move to Na tionalize Company. BIG FUND SPENT IN BUDDING Confession Indicates that $00,000 Was Distributed Among Officials. PUBLIC THOROUGHLY AROUSED Conatltatlonal Party Is Chief suf ferer and It Will Re Kxtremely nilllcalt to Hally t'nder Blow. TOKIO. Monday, May 1!). Day by day the acope of what Is now known aa the "sugar scandal" Increases and the arm of the law Is being stretched Into places high and low to arrest and expose those re sponsible for the most gigantic series of irregularities ever brought to light In Japan. Aroused by public sentiment the government authorities are leaving no stone unturned and showing no mercy In the exposure. One member of Parliament after another Is placed under arrest. The constitutional party, which carried every thing before It in the lost session of th Diet, has been the chief sufferer and will find It exteremely difficult to rally under the blow. There have been arrested so far twenty members of Parliament and six directors of the company. A determined effort has been made for the laat two sessions of the Diet to nationalize the sugar oompany that la to say, to get the government to take It over from the stockholders. It ap pears from confeaslons alleged to have been made by arresting directors that In order to bring- this about a sum of SfiO.000 was spent In bribery, and the nsmes of some fifty members of Parliament, it la understood, have been mentioned In this connection. Even the upper house suf fered a ce tain loss of prestige. The charges against the directors n fraud, falsification of private documenta and digractng their office. Among other things, dividends were not paid out of legitimate funds, but were distributed for the sake of throwing up the value of the stock to benefit speculators. A large num ber of foreigners lost imney. The whole thing, however, haa brought about a somewhat hopeful condition In Japan, where hitherto the loose conduct of business In which the public waa Invited to lnveat was not considered as much a reproach upon reputation of men of high standing as la the case In western coun tries. This last development has Involved so many foreigners. s 'well aa Japanese, that the widespread publicity and the out cry of the foreigners Is likely to have an exceedingly - beneficial effect. The news papers of Japan are loud In their praise of the action of the government In arrest ing the offenders. Peavcy Order is Modified Commission Delays Time for Union Pacific Elevator Allowance De cision to Take Effect. WASHrNGTON, May 21 An Important order was Issued today by the Interstate Commerce commission In what is popu larly known as the Peavey elevator case a proceeding Instituted In the matter of al lowances to elevators by the Union Pacific railroad. It Is directed that the original order shall not become effective until Jan uary V, mo, the time being extended six months. A similar order was Issued In the cases of the traffic bureau. Merchants' exchange of St. Louts, against the Missouri Pacific, the Chicago. Burlington & Qulncy, the Rock Island, the St. Louis A San Fran- , Cisco, snd the Missouri. Kansss & Texas, the effective date of the rrder In those cases being extended to January 1, 1A14. A derision was handed down today by the interstate Commerce commission In what has come to be known as the Port land gateway case.Mn which contention of the traveling public for through routes and Joint rates from eaatern points via Port land, Ore., la austalned. The roads which ' were defendants in the proceeding are re quired by order of the commission to es tablish before July 1, 1909. tnVough routes and Joint rates, via Portland, and to main tain them for at least two years. By the terms of the decision, which Is highly Important to the traveling pjblle and to the western and northwestern rail roads, the Northern Pacific, the Union Pa cific linea and the Chicago & Northwest ern railway are ordered to Join In the sul of through passenger tickets between Seat tle and other points In the Taclflc north weat and eastern destinations via Poit- land, Ore., and to accord through facilities- like the checking of baggage, over thla route. The commission holds that the right of a railroad to control Its traffic by the mak ing of arrangementa for through routes and Joint rates for the handling of both passenger and freight business is a thing of value to the railway, which should le protected insofar as It can be done with out Infringing upon the rights of the pub lie, but that these railroads are public servanta and It ia their first duty to ac cord to the public proper facilities. CROWD AT NIGHT RIDER CASE a pre me Coart Room Thronged When Arsrnnteats for RIs Condemned Men Are Heard. JACKSON, Tenn.. May 21. The supreme court room was again filled to overflowing today by those anxious to hear the argu ment in the cases of the eight night rlden, six of whom were sentenced to death at Union City sme months since. Attorney Oeneral Uatea did not conclude his argu ment until after the noon hour. Ex-Congressman Rica A. Pierce,, far taa defease, followed him.