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The Omaha Daily Bee
WEATHER FORECAST
NEWS SECTION
For Nebraska Tartly cloudy; showers.
For Inns-Partly cloudy.
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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.

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