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MOM HQ TNC HOLOCAUST.
Murl Rata Ms4 I Kla
Mlllr for iroajaoia DiMatar.
Hairy i. Power and Will J. laia,
Chicago managers of tin roquols Thea
tcr, wkirli buruod, kill.i. 1'J pM,i,
mini Uitir fii-ut atatemecta under oath
Wtueady. Kire Department Attorney
Kulkeraoo had Uiem brought before him
la auuwer to bia iuquiriea buUi uiea
aofeaaed to bare no pergonal kuowlejg
f tile management of the tUi-jter; war
aniatnrmxl aa to whether ei- ployr bad
tnatructiuna for anion at tu. e of fire
or panic; were uc'nfortued t. to what
in apparatua waa io tbe 1 bad
nry given moat general iuvtru .iona to
their subordinate manager, awl did Dot
know bow nianj people were in tbe thea
ter when tbe fire broke out.
"Evidence aubmitUid under oaLb
proves conclusively that had tba
akjrU(;Lu aud ventilators over tbe
stage of tbe Iroquois Theater been
upeo, and the opening over the
auditorium been cloKfd, there
would have been no fire in the
audience room of the playhouse
last Wednesday and do live need
have Ix-eo lout bv panic.
Tbia statement waa officially made
ublir by Attorney Mouroe Fulkeraon of
the Chicago lire department in summing
op the result of the investigation aa cod
ducted under bla direction. The other
points covered by the Inquiry and, in tbe
oylaion of tlie attorney, pouclui "ely
proved, tell the atory of the holoe..ul
aa h baa not appeared in detail. In t.i
anatyaui of tlie vast amount of evidence
heard tip to dnte Mr. Futkerxon doea not
attempt to place responsibility.
PoUowiug are the poinla which Mr.
FulliertKiD announced have beeu proved
-ouc!uaively by the verified testimony of
That the 6re atnrted from an over
heated floodlight twenty feet ahore the
floor by which a linen curtnin, which waa
nearer thau uaual to the light, waa ig
Btted. That both skylights over the stage and
the ventilator, or fire fiue. were closeJ
during the fire.
That both stage skylights were fatt
ened down from the outside as well ns
from the inside, but that the ventilator
wan in working onler aud warn out
That the lnr-r of the two ventilators
over the nu'litorhmi wj open, nml that
the Ktnge doon were open, creating
perfect dniuglit for the death-laden
flame wlil li ni if over the amlience.
'J'hnt the drop of tlie nslieKtoa or fire
curtain n oliMlructod by a light or light
board fuMeiidl to the wall of the thea
ter buck of tii proHreiiiiirii arch.
That there h;d I n u previous fire at
the theater, cud that tl.e snme obstruc
tion nt that time prevented the lire cur
tain's being thrown between the stag
and the sii'lieu'c
That the skvliglits mid ventilator, or
fire Cue over the stage, wire opened by
employe of the Fuller Construction Com
pany the day following the (ire, when the
property waa iu the hand of the coroner.
That, with one or two notable excep
tions, the employes of the theater de
serted their pouts, or did not understand
what should have been their duties at
such a time.
That there is no evidence that there
'had been any lire drill or systematic or
gauizatlon of the theatT employes for
the protection of the public in an emer
gency. Tbnt there was no fire alarm box on
the stuge, or in the theater building.
"Thoxe are the main points brought
out by this Investigation to date," said
Attoruey Fulkerson. "Kvldenca showing
responsibility, nnd in regard to crowded
aisles, locked doors and Inadequate and
closed exits, is still to be produced. So
far, the evidence I have on these points
la largely hearsay information. Tbey
nave not been proved.
"lu the light of the information which
is now a matter of record. I desire to
make this statement, without the fear
of successful contradiction: Hail the con
ditiou of the stage and auditorium sky
lights been reversed the catastrophe
would certainly have been sverted.
Again, had the asbestoa curtain worked
as It should have, there is little doubt
that there would be a different story to
"In my opinion, either one of thexe
conditions in all probability would have
averted the disaster Certainly, both
would have protected the audience. Id
other words, regardless of any violation
of existing laws, ordinances or other reg
ulations in regard to construction, the
openitlou of the safeguards In that thea
ter for just such nn emergency would
have saved the lives of about 000 peo
ple. "Somebody is responsible for the con
ditions shown b have existed und enum
erated above. It Is my intention to hew
to the line In an effort to establish re
Joseph Jefferson haa declined to visit
Australia, where, forty yenrs ago, ha
mud a great hit with "Uip Van WId
kle." A tablet is to be erected in memory of
John Adam Dazyr, the first shoemaker
In I.ynn, Mass., nud the founder of that
dty' great Industry.
Senator Tlllmno of Bouth Carolina Is
credited with knowing more aa to tha
contents of the Bible than tht averuga
member of the Senate.
Senator Daniel of Virginia says the
nineteenth century produced five generals
who could be called great Napoleon,
Wellington Von Moltke, Grant and Rob
ert K. Lee.
John D. Rockefeller proposea to plant
three carloads of young maple trees on
bis estate at Tnrrytown. N. Y.
A aet of silver mounted dueling pistols
once owned by George Washington wai
purchased by a New York dealer the
other day at an auction.
Two Souther Congressmen aerred In
the volunteer nrmy during the Spanish
war A. A. Wiley of Alabama aad Wy
att Aiken of South Carolina.
A' l bear hunt In Maryland lately tht
Ha. . M. Knglt, pattnr of tht Hrttby
-farlaa Chorea at Par-one. W. Va klUai
- twa af k taraa baaia baaad.
DREIBUND KEEPS OUT
BE MADE SOON.
SMaaaa Wmmt that la Evaat of W
lktur t am rj Will Urn tba Heea
( CoBfllet Btla loa
LONDON, Jan. 10 -It is learned
0 the Associated I'tcss oo the b;gb-
st authority that It his been decid-
d lo tbe event of war between
Ru-sla aod Japan that Germany aill
tialntalo a htiict neutrality and
bat other nietuheri f tbe dreibund
all! observe a similar attitude.
The Importance of this decision,
bich the Ass -clatted 1'rvss under
tands will ani'St irutuerli tely be
mnounced la S'tiue fHcial manner in
fiei 1 1 o. caiiiiot be easily ovetestlma
ied. It vlll In a measure insure
Ibat hostilities will be certain to (Ive
great stimulus to tbe efforts which
Fiance and Great Uritaln are mak
ing In St. 1'etersbtitir and luklu re-
tpff' li vtly lo favor of pence.
At tbe Japanese b at i n Umluht
't was said that the far eastern sttu
itb'n rtmained unchanged. No
ic ws had been received by the lega
:lon and II was believed that some
lays might elapse bcfre devdope-
aionts occurred, as Japan was still
:( nslderlng her reply. No news lias
oer-n received at the lc3tlon coticern-
;tig the reported dispatch of tioops
ST. i'ETERSIiL'RG, Jan. lO.-The
mt'St reliable news received here Is
ibat tbe in ss i f Russian troops in
the far east are concentrated at
Vladivostok or on the northern
frontier of Corea. A traveler who
has lately returned from the far cast
estimates that between 100,000 and
200,000 soldiers wt re In the vicinity
Df V'adlvostoek. He swruiiscd that
the Russians will occupy nottliirn
Corea, but thought that the possible
collision was not liiitnlin tic for a
month or more, when taking Into
2onslric a ion Jlstanees aud the
iiilicuitics oi matclilnLr.
l'KKlNti. Jan. 10.- Predictions In
the native press that war Is iiicvlta
olc and that China will certainly he
Involved are causing (ire.it uneasi
niss Many Chinese fear a repetition
d( the settles of pillage and iimrd r
which made the year l'lOO tnemotable.
Numbers of the -inplo)PS on the
railway between Newchw.it.g and
Chan Hal Kwn have dts rted their
posts, thinklt'i: that the country
traversed by the railroad will surely
be tbe 6cene of tho lighting. Re
puts fr"in Mmchurli are to the
effect that there Is great military
TOKIO, Jan. 10. 1 1 is announced
that tbe Russian warships which left
Vlidivnstck have returned here.
The pnrt of Sasneho is tilled with
ameers taking leave of their families.
Despite the general Impatience over
the situation there is r.o great ex ite
ment here. The scheme for a divi
sion of Corea between Japan and
Russia, as outllnod in telegram from
B rllo, is considered here to be
Cudahy Ships Meat.
OMAHA, Neb. Jan. 11. -Yesterday
the Cudahy Tacking compiny will
i art the shipment of 1,00,000 pounds
of extra mess beef f r tlio Russlin
Kovcrnment. Sume of the specialM
made casks have arrived arid a l,irkie
consignment will be turned over tc
the railroad companies. Other
shipments will folio day by (lay at
the packages tan be up. All of thii
order must be in San Francisco not
later than January 20. Two Russiiu
hips will receive this cargo. Othei
packers I'.rc also s-n ling meat foi
three ship-.. Local packers are look
ing for others ord..r$ from tho Rjs
Biggest Dsm In the Country.
WASHINGTON', Jan. 11. -Tht
official figures of the geological sursej
show nn inter, sling comparison o:
the iinienslons of the big Tonlo datr
nt the Salt River vancy. aiu'im
with other great auitlcl.il reservoli
Btriictnr.s in the country. tin
Tm,t,, ri.im Is to rise 250 feet at) vi
tbe channel of the st ream. Itstliick
i.css at the base will be 88 feet, grad
unity tapering to a width of s xleet
feet at the orub; the width of tin
Ham across tbe canyon will be boi
The great Croton dam, which Is U
supply New York with water, Is 23
j et ah;ivethe liver channel and 1 ya
leet ncrots. It was necfsaiy In t lilt
case to dig down eighty feet to iusuri
a g' od toui d itb n
Ti e Wacbu eit dam near Bostoi
Is 120 feet above the liver channe
1S5 leet thick at the base and 85
Man Killed in Railroad Yards.
M1SSOUUI VALLEY, Ioa. Jan
II Albert N. liower was killed li
the Northwestern vards here sonv
time Saturd iy night. Tne body w
found by a swltclilng ciew at I
o'clock yisteidiy morning lying be
tween the rails of the east main trad
near the nmth switch. The bod? wa
rut off near the shoulder. Ihe breast
cruh'd. He Is supposed to tiavi
been killed while attempting io boarr
an eiistbound freight at 11 30 a. m
toer was aplutubei by tiOe au(
CLEARED BY JUKI
SENATOR OIETRECH TOLD TO OO
FORTH A FREE MAN.
COURT MAKES CHARGES
JUDGES ABSOLVE HIM WITHOUT
BuU la Effect That Ha Waa Nat a Senator
CbiII Klght Mouths Afiar Ha
Was KlMtMl FUfcw
Also Gs fraa.
OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 0. Scores of
men gathered about SenUor Charles
II. Dietrich in tbe federal court
room yesterday foreonoon to congrat
ulate Mm upon tbe fact ibut all of
the casts involving his senatorial in
tcgrlty had been wipe from the
Judges VanDevanter and Munger,
In a comprehensive opinion di llverpd
by tho former, held that the jury
6hould find tor tbe dtfendenL be.-ause
at the time of the corn i lssion of tbe
acts complained of Dietrich was not
a si n.Uor.
The opinion was a masterpiece of
Judicial enunciation, at least so far as
lis delivery was concerned. The
many phases of the case were dis
cussed seriatim with a readiness,
clearness of b'glc and a 'acllity of ex
pression that was nothing b-ss than
wonderful. Judge Van Devanter
spoke rapidly and presented his views
of the law with p rfect lucidity.
When the case at bar was thus sum
marily disposed of, the other cast s
against Charles If. Dietrich and
Jacob Fisher, growing out of the
tr nsactions In connections with the
appointment of the latter, naturally
followed in quick succession to their
Compromises State Claim
LINtpl.N, Neb., Jan, 9 The
state board of compromise, compris
ing Attorney 1'rout, Stite Tieasurer
Mortetisen ,nd Auditor Westo'j has
accepted In settlement of toe
state's claim of 10,(J 2.'.0 against
the First Nallt.nil bank of Alma
which failed with that much of the
state's money on deposit. Several
months tgo I he hoard refused an olTer
or il"i,00 from one of the Interested
parties in settl -uicnt of tho claim.
.Asonly one of the bondsmen was
deemed to lie solvent tlie board ac
cepted the 1:2,500 aud will call It
square. Tbe state brought suit in
!tha clnult court of the United
iStates for the amount of the de
'poslt. The bondsrren on the de
pository bona were maac nerenoanis.
The case was tried to a Jury October
15, 1!KK), which made special findings.
The amount of the Judgment receiv
ed by the state was many times moie
than the amount accepted in seitl -ment
of the claim The action of tht
board was taken Thursday.
No Precautions for Fire.
CHICAGO, Jan 9. Nc evidence oi
Importance which had m t been pre
viously been nude was obtained ai
the coroner's inquest over the vic
tims of the Iroquois theater tire.
The most I m porta, .t witness uf the
day was Engineer Murray of the
theater whose testimony showed ti e
theater was practlially destitute of
protection against 'Jre, that no pre
cautions had been taken and that no
Instructions h id over been given to
anv of the atttehps. There were
standplpes, he said, in the tlieal re,
but only one coil of hose and this
not over liltv feet long.
O her witnesses of the day to'd
chiefly of their own experiences and
inotliit'g of material importance was
e lcltcd fr nn any of them.
Two more names cre added today
to the li.st of victims of the lire,
when Nellie Dawson, twenty-seven
years old, and Estella Muir thirty
hue years old died In the hospitals.
Miss Diwson resided In iiarrlngt n,
111., where she taught school. Miss
Muir whOie home was In Eva.isvlile.
lnd., was In the theatre with her
tvo sisters, both of win m perish' d.
' The deaths jesterday make a total
of 508 fatalities due to the tire.
Election Result In Doubt.
MEM it PIS, Tenn., Jan. 9. Al
thouuh twenty four hours had passed
since the polls were closed In the city
election held Thursday, the result is
Still in doubt, a legal contest of sev
eral of tbe offices is now assured
and late developeireots show that
tlie election was signalized by the
most Irregular and riotous scenes
connected with any local political
'contest of recent years.
No Starvation In Alaska
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. -The wa.
depart merit rccel oil a telegram from
Gen. Kredcrlc Kuostori, commanding
the department of the Columbia, In
re'erence to the reports of starvation
In Alaska. He slates that Intoima
t Inn received from the commanding
otllcers at Fort Gibson and Foit
Egbert Indicate there Is no tounda-
Ihn n.miit. rl..nl (till 1. n I
111,111 I'M fc'ic 1CWIVH VI UlSLJbUlK IJ 1'
Tanoa valley. They f nh i advise
bim that the winter Is usually mild,
l lhat sl'ddlng Is good and the com
I arter ial rorupaolea are well supplied
Mrs. Jobaooa Neil ike, pioneer
resideotof the Mate, ditd recently at
Ncrlolk, aged 6a years.
Mrs. John D. Mann of Lyons is:
dead at tbe age of 77 years. She'
rame to Nebraska 'n 187L
William Thomas, a barber at Odell.
died suddenly of heart failure. Al
wife aod two children survive bim. ;
Mrs. J. K. Hesler died at ber home:
at Cozad tbls ween. Tbe remains'
wire taken to Lexington, Ky. for
Henry Johnson of Norfolk anl Miss
Georgia Drake of Hannibal, Mo. have
beeo married. Tbey will live In Lin-.
Nathan R. Morehouse fs dead at
Tekama. He was born in Spring-!
iieid, N. J., in 1813, ana came to
Burt county io 1870,
W, II. Wiseman of Tburstnn county;
was arrested at I'l .ttsiuouth charged!
with giving a m irigage upon three'
borses which be did not own. j
ttord has been received at Lincoln,
that much of the material for tbei
now cells has been shipped from the!
Van Dorn Iron woiks at Cleveland.!
The Fremont school board has de
cided that teachers who wish to
rislgo from the service must give
thirty days' notice ol their intention.!
The names of Thomas A. Ilealy of
Milfurd aod John M. Mills of Laurel
nave been submitted as candidates
for the postoilicts at the abve places.
E. C .Phillips of TaUe Rock was
recently appointed earner on a rural
route, but as he has a better position
another appointment will be made.
The funeral of Mr. Asa liacer, who
died January 1, was held at Wahou
under the auspices of the Odd Fel
I ws. A wile and seven children
A reception was given at Oakdale
In honor of Miss Mamie Lwoiak,
t himplon speller of the scho Is of
AnteiOpe county who made a perfect
Uiude at Lincoln.
Tlie Farmers' elevator meeting at
Jioers on January 2 was we.l attend
ed Frank Krtj1 was chosen Mnpor
ary chairman. Another meeting will
be held January 14.
The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth
Simpson was held friiu the residence
of her brolbe'-in-law, Charles Harr
ington, at K igar. She came to
Nebra-ika in 1S78.
Charles Noyce of Arlington, aged
70 years, one of the oldest settlers In
the s ate, was buried this week. II
came to Nebiaska in 1857. He leaves
Hampton Is now lighted by electri
city. The plant Is oued and oper
ated by II. Maitsen and started wi.h
l0 lamps. The streets ate to be well
After twenty years of married life
Mrs. Clara White of Dakota City has
been granted a divorce from her hus
band on the ground of non-support
Ilirvey W. Glddings, a pioneer
resident of Nebraska for tbe past
thitty-two jeais, died tnis week at
Beatrice at the age of 74 years. A
wife, three sous aud two daughters
The teachers of Johnson county
presented County Superintendent
Aokins with a handsome gold watch
ind chain on the eve of his leaving
the odice he has filled fur three
The Nebraska Sta'.e Poultry associ
ation, which holds Its annual meet
ing at Lincoln January 18 to 20, wi!
have for one of Its attractions tho
exhibit of tbe Water Fowl club of
William Gross and Alfred Cochran
escaped from the city la 1 at Lincoin
by simply walking out of the door
J.ii'er Kirk noticed them leaving and
tired at them, but tbe shots went
The funeral of the late Carl Hem
beck, who died recently at Fremont
at the ace of 80 years, was held this
week, the Rev. I. Lalpley of the
German Evangelical church oOlcia
Tbe New York Life Insurance conv
pany shows that the amount of bust
oess done In Nebraska during tb
year was $12,768,428, an increase ol
II. 093,940 over 1902. The premium!
amounted to 41t),55'l.
In the damage suit of n 111 against
Schmuck at Beatrice, the court has
awarded Jurtgnient of $1,000 to the
plaintiff. Schmuck was accused ol
sending obscene and Indecent letter!
to Miss Hill.
O. R. Crumb, a lineman for the
Nebraska Telephone company, fell
down a twenty-live foot pole at
Hubbard and sustained a fracturi
of one aim nnd numerous bruises.
He lives In Omaha.
Loup City has organized a militia
company with tbe following Spanish
war veterans ss officers: Captain
Artbur Idks: flnt lleutenari, N. S.
Crlse: aecond lieutenant, Astta Con
gar; sergeant, F. 8. Bobblna.
PORTIONS OF CHINESE TREATY
TO WAIT AWHILE
TAKE PLACE IN SIX WEEKS
Germany, Franc-, I'aly, Auiri anet
lirlfcium, Y-t io Ellirt A.muge
mut II. fore It Will Oo
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. -Only
that portion of the Chinese treaty
which relafs to the opening of new
ports at Mukcdeo and An Tung, and
provides in general terms for privi
leges of Ameiican shipping, will be
come effective upon exchange of rati
fications of the tieaty, which will
take place within six weeks. There
is a possibiliy that the Chinese gov
ernment will authorize its minister
here, Sir Chentung Len Cheng, by
cable to effect an earlier exchange,
but Mr. Conger bas not made this
The other features of the treaty,
abolishing the Elk In taxes and In
creasing tbe average custcms duties
on goods coming from the Unittd
States into China will not become
effective until similar treaties con
tali Ing similar provisions have been
concluded between Cnina and the
other powers signatory tn the treaty
of Peking. It sides the United
States. England and Japan have so
f ir negotiated such treaties, leaving
Germany. France, ltnly, Austria and
Helium to effect like arrangements
before the new duties will go into
Battleships Reach Guam.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 A cable
message from it ar A dm in I Evans
commanding the Asiatic lleet, an
nounced the anival of the battle
ships Kentucky, Oregon and Wiscon
sin, at Guam, from Honolulu, on
their wav to Subig bay. It Is ex-
cted that the cruiser squadron,
consisting of the New Oileans,
Albany, Cincinnati and Raleigh, will
anhe at Guam today or tomorrow.
Tlie cruisers lelt Honolulu in com
pany with the battleships but un
like the latter slopped eoroute at the
midway islands. Rear Admiral
Evans will remain at Guam until
the cruiser squadron arrives there,
and It is expected that he will be
follv advised by cable of the policy
of the United State? government in
the event of war between Russia and
Japan, in order that he may di-pose
of the vessels of his fleet in accord
ance with tnat policy.
Afraid of Anarchist.
riTTSRURG, Pa., Jan. 12. The
Rev Father John Sntkaltis, pastor
of St. Caismer's Lutheran Catholic
church, which was the scene of a
disturbance Sundiy niaht, aliened to
have heen started by anarchists,
made information yesterday against
Joseph Petritls, charging disorderly
condpet. The information alleges
that Petritls with Anthony Hukans-
kais aod one Urbinas. two well
knovn anarchists visited the church
and btoke up tlie meeting and tlie
affiant is afraid the defendant with
his acc ssoties will destroy the
Father Sutkait Is gave furt her de
tails of tbeallegeu plot to assassinate
President McKinley three years ago.
He also asserted that the anarchists
had arranged to kill the late Pope
Leo XII I and dynamite the Vatican
aud St. Casimer's church, but a cru
sade against anarchists about that
time frightened them off.
To Settle Boundary Case..
KANSAS CITY, Jan. 12. A con
ference between Sam B. Jeff-iys,
assistant attorney general of Miss
ouri, F. N. Prout. attorney general
of Nebraska and Judkte V. II.
Kehiger, also of Nebraska, was held
lu re yesterday to discuss the rep nt
or the uommissioners in the Missouri
Nebraska United States Supreme
court case involving the question of
stale possession of a laige tract of
land lying between Nemeha county
Nebraska, and Atchison county.
Missouri. The tract consists of about
15,000 acres i f land, formerly practi
cally valueless, but which in recent
years has bee me excellent farming
land. Tho report will be submitted
to the supreme court wltbln the next
The conference was held to decide
upon the manner of submitting it.
Six Kil'ed by an Explonloe.
TllSTIN. Mich.. Jan 12. -
boiler In the siwmill
owned bv V.
W. Marsh of
Manistee, located at
lo Osceola countv, ex-
pi. ded jesteiday and Kinea six men,
Injuiing loir others, perhaps fatally.
'Ihe explosion occurred jut as tne
men weie preparing to start up
for the afternoon and tho force of the
exil'dmg boiler lore the mill In
phces, hurling the mtn in all direc
tions. It is believed the explosuu
was due to low water In tbe builer.
WILL RESORT TO AK3
THREAT BY JAPAN THAT SUCH)
IS TO BE NEXT STEP-
That Country Cunwimrud Tfcaa
Hurt t'oru St. Perfcraj
LONDON, Jan. 12. The Time'
Peking correspondent, cabling under
yesterday's date, savs that the Chin
ese minister at T kin, Ht the reques
of th Japanese foreian office, tele-;
gr-iphed the following communlca-
tion to Prince Ching.
"The second Russian reply to the
Japanese proposals hns been received
at Tokio, but it s unrascanie ana
cannot be accepted bv Japan, wbo
will, unless Russia recedes, be com
pelled to promptly resort to arm.
"In view of such an eventuality
Japan urgps and expects China to
maintain the strictest neutrality, to
preserve order throughout he empire,
to guard foreigners ret-1 de it In tbo
interior and to take special care to
preserve order in the provinces of
Shan Ting and Yunnan lest foreign
powers might sieze tbe pretext ol
d'sorder and make aggressiva move
"The correspondent says that the
dispatch has deeply impressed the
Chinese, who now believe war to be
He adds that notes looking to tbt
ratification of the treaty between)
China and Japan were exchanged)
Premier Palf rd. speaking at Mao
Chester last niuht declined to discuss)
the differences between Russia and!
Japan on the ground that sucri
discussion would do little service to
the cause of peace. The premier
"No one can contemplate hostili
ties between two great civilized
countries without feelings of mis
giving and of depression."
Premier B ifl our added that Great
Britain would carry out to the fullest;
extent all her treaty obiluat ions. ;
Secretary for India Rroderlck,'
speaking at Guilford, said he hoped
war would be averted Tlie govern
ments he declared would do its uti
most to promote a peaceful solution
of the ditTcultie, but If its effort,
filled Great Britain would seek to
1' c ilize tlie effi ct of tho conflict.
Piemier Balfour's guarded state
ment is comment d on by this morn
ing's newspapers as an intimation of
thr intention of the government to.
accord full support to Japan in the
event cf circumstances aiislng whl b
wiuld call into action tbe anglo
BERLIN, Jan. 11. The St Peters
burg coriespondent of the Lokal
Anzelger gives a much more Serb ua
view of tbe far eastern situation
than has hitherto emanated from
The coirrespindent claimlT;that be
has authentic information that those
io official circles entertain a greater
concern over the difficulties . between,
Russia and Japan than tbey have
bilhettn allowed to become known io
the public, and he says he susnec ft
that the utterances of the press hava
been optimistically colored in ordes
to conceal this official disquiet.
War On the Barons.
PORTLAND, Ore. Jan. 13. -The
members of the national lives'ock
and the national wool growers'
association met in joint session here
yesterday, with nearly a th msarirj
members of tbe two organizations,;
including some of the most prnruia-,
erit sheep and cattle raisers of tto
United States In attendance. Gov.
George E. Chamberlain, ' Mayor
George If. Williams :md other p o
niinent men of Oregon and Portland,
extended a wel ;ome and responses
were made by representative members
of the two great organizations.
John B. Springer, of the national)
live stock associ tion, addr ssed Uia
convention, saying in part:
"While we have k locked off a good
many r' uuh edges to make sojourner
the pathway of the stockmen there
n main still other- vital to success)
and it is our business to see tins
these gl irlng wrongs are righted and
"We canuot raise live stock wlthn
out adequate railway transportation
and belter service than tbe Industry
Is now receiving. Rates nave bea
raised on all live stock and the aver-i
age running time is less satisfactory)
man formeily while transportation
toacuial shippers has he arbitral
rily selected for crucltixiou. The.
railway manageis expect you to go to
market with your live stock, care for?
them, which keeps the management
froai hiring pio'e-slonal snippers,!
and you are then advised by the com
poration that you cau pay your way
back home or walk.
May be Opened to Settlement.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18.-0005
missiouer of Indian Affairs June
will recommend to the president that
issu mce of a proclamation open
ing to settlement the tract of lari trat
Nibrasxa ten milts long and At,
miles wide, adjoining tbe Pine Rldga)
agent y across tbe line lo Soutb Det
ftoia The tract has been reserveo
for some years to protect tbe Plnaj
Ridge lrdiuns from tbe sale of liojoot
wltbln lu borders. . .
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