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In the Upper Bmnch Txt of
Measures That Hav Thus
Mr. Sheldon's bill; pascd by the;
last. legislature, will do a treat deal
toward shuttiag of many of the stne
cares which have padded the pay rolls
heretofore. Under the Sheldon law:
the number of employes who may; be
fHaeed on the senatorial pay roll is
limited to fcrty-eisht, and oScers are
designated la the, bill. At previous
lElons the pay roll contained the
i of about sixty-five' persons.,
Heretofore the senate could employ
as many helpers as the political situ
ation seemed to demand. Friends of
economy will look, with favor, upcx!
Mr. pap. Nettletcn. the newrspeaker
for the .house, who. was elected on
the. third ballet by fifty-cne votes, fa
a man 65 years old,' a veteran of the
civil war witA'.a good record, having
been wounded in the service, and has
served. In .two sessions of the leglsla-.
ture. In 1S83 and 1885. It is said he'
fa decidedly In, favor or the regula
tion of corporations by law and the
execution of the railway transporta
tion la.ws.by the state railway com-,
mission. Mr. Nettletcn was born in
Ireland, November 3. 1840, coming to
Co6k county. Illinois, 'id 1843. For
three years and two months he served
la the Fourth cavalry "of : Illinois dur
lngvthe civU war, being forced out of
cervice before both his enlistment- and
nls fighting spirit had been extin
guished by wounds receive :1 in a cav
alry charge in Louisiana, which have
made fcira a. limping cripple for life.
'He? tame to 'Clay county Nebraska.
In 1872, and has farmed there ever
vince. la addition to serving two
terms in tho legislature, as above
tstel. he was presidential elector In
1832. be!h? appointed messangcr to
carry the Nebraska vote to President
Harrison. He has only one daughter
living, all tho remainder of his family
laving died. .: .'',!
. Including. 8pcaker Dan Nettleton,
twenty-one alfferent men have '-been
elected speaker of the twenty-two Ne
braska houses of representatives. that
aave held sessions since Nebraska be-
I CHAS. L. SAUNDERS.
President of the State Senate.
ame a state. The present cession is
!the thirtieth, by reason of the special
esslons that -were held In 1867, 1868,
1870. 1873, 1876 and 1882. But for
these sresltl sessions only one name
poyld. appear twice In tho list of
peakcr3 of the Nebraska bouse that
-of J. .. GaSn, of the twenty-third and
twenty-fifth sessions. The session of
186v' was presided over by V. .
" Pollock. The list in orderly succes
sion then comprises W. F. Chapln.
7. .cLennan. George W. Colling, M.
Sessions. EL S. Towle. Alblnus Nance
Uu. P.-Mathewson. H. H. Shedd,G. M.
Humplirey; A. W. Field. N. V. Harlan.
Uohn -C.Watson-, S. M. Elder. J N.
iGaffin. C U( Richards, Paul F. Clark.
JW. G Sears, J. H. Mockett, G. H.
Jtouse and Dan .Nettleton.
rv fiaat Incumbent cf the ruberna-
jtbrial office was at.the. state eouse to
cither up arfew personal effects; He
appears to be pleased to be just plain
Mister" once more. "I- cani express
the relief. ho said. .It's just, the way I
felt when 1 came out of the ..army
iorty-two years ago." Until after the
school year he will remain u LJnccln.
After that he 13 undecided Just where
lie will live, whether he will remain
fin Lincoln or make his home at Uni
versity Place or Omaha. i J
' Representative Harrison Intends to
produce a resolution the first ofLthe
SsWk eaJliuupon the ctforaey gen
eral to'brmg quo warranto proceedings
"against' tho members of (he . State
-Railway commission to - oust them
Ex-Attorney General Norris Brown
will remain In Lincoln until alter his
election as United States senator,
when he win restore' to Kearney "to
take up his permanent abode. The.
Misses Brown will stay la Lincoln un
til the dose of the schosK. term this
iprlng, when the w. jota ( their par-,
ants at Kearney: tfr. Brown announced'
jhc would not participate in the trial
iaf the case against ..the. lumser deal
ars. but would represent the tate as
Special counsel In the argnmeBt of
the raffroid tax cases before the,
fcslted States supreme court
B. L. Redferni deputy food commls-
iloneri has prepared a pure food law
for Introduction in the legislature. It
Is almost a copy of the national law
tut Is appUed to state commerce, while
he national law deals, only withiar
ferstate cooHserc t The bJH retains
the present form of commission. The
tovernbrjs aaslgnwtrrt as the food
omBWsskmer.'with power to appoint
ae deputy and woe chemist the
ns at present ;n
The 1 rat vote on United States sea
ite.-wBHno taken. January ?14Ns '
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crowd BBat.filled theatate Jwse:,TJie
people filed into the bull Jlnr early la,
the evening and by tortuous winding.
throb A .the R-.rrowfhau.,fbund their v!
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rway mto'tne senate cnumoer ww.
the receDtion proper took place, theace
'to th& bouse of representatives where,
light refreshments were served and
where the people wereiatrodoced ant
made to feci at home by a recaption
committee' 'comprising 'ladies" and
gentlemen of Lincoln. The: .details of
the reception, was in chaise of Adju
tant General J.4H Culver. ,
State Treasurer L. O. Brian - has
taken possession of his office 'Treas
urer Mortenson was present to turn
over the securities and cash in state
depositories and on hand. A receipt
was given for the amount and .the
transaction was . closed. J. AL. Gil
Christ, agent for the bonding .com
psnies, was present to check .over the
securities and witness the transfer.
Treasurer Brian receipted for the fol
lowing securities: Bonds and coupons
in which the permanent school fund
is Invested. $6,816,604.47; securities of
permanent university, fund, $160,502.-
t66; agricultural college endowment
D. H. NETTLETON,
Speaker of the, Nebraska House.
fund securities, 3434,470.76; securities
of normal endowment fund,; $71,311.48;
cash on hand and in depositories.
$158,13i.99. The securities aggregate
37,481,889.37. With the cash on hand
and in depositories the 'total amounts.
to $7,CiO.C21.2C. Treasurer Brian's
bond tor 31,000,000 has been approved.
Senator King's anti-pass law Is mod-;
eled in a general way after the federal
law recently passed by congress, but
in some ways is not so drastic or so
bread.. It does not prohibit the ex
change of transportation for news
paper advertising or any other valu
able consideration, but is directly
against free transportation, tickets or
passes. It makes It an offense to give
or accept any free transportation be
tween points within the state except
by the classes of persons expressly
excepted by the law.
The house, by a vote of 59 to 28.
adopted a resolution denying the. light
of the floor to representatives of the
railroads or any other corporation.
The same matter in the senate found
expression in a bill by Patrick of
Sarpy, making It unlawful for repre
sentatives of corporations to attempt
influence of members of the legisla
ture except by open address.
"A resolution 'willbe introduced,'
probably in both house of the legis
lature, asking the attorney general to
Institute a suit to test the validity of
the railway Commission. This com
mission was created by a constitu
tional amendment, three members of
the commission were elected last fall.
Attorney General Thompson will be
asked to institute 'an action in the
"nature of quo warranto. Tnis ts for
the purpose of inquiring into the right
of the three persons elected to hold
the ohfflce of railway commissioner.
The suit will be similar to the one re
cently Instituted to inquire Into the
right of Dr. Alden to hold the office
of superintendent of Norfolk asylum
after he had been dismissed by the
It is the present Intention of the
new state officials to make but few
changes in -the appointive offices under
their jurisdiction. Governor Sheldon
has notified all.. of -the hold-over ap-'
pointees of the executive department
that he will make but few immediate
changes. The state Ranking board.
composed of Auditor Searle. Attorney
(General Thompson, and Treasurer
Brian, probably wilt retain Secretary
Ed. Roysc, a former banker of Broken
Bow,-in his present position. .Lou
Eraser, present secretary of the state
printing board, probably will be re
The Nebraska State Board .of Agri
culture Is contemplating a bill for the
purpose of providing means to build
suitable "buildings on the state fair
grounds.' They propose permanent
buildings, as all Improvements belong
to the "state. The board states that
the Indebtedness of the state on No
vomber, 1 was $1,916,671.00. All it Is
going to ask for Is 1-8 of one mill tax
for the new buildings.. , .
In organization of the senate there
were' no contests 1 the selection of
officers, Saunders ot Douglas being at
the head as 'president pro-tem, all
republicans voted aye, the Ave fusion
ists refraining from expressing any
preference, whatever. The rules of
1905 were, adopted until further notice,
and the upper board was ready for the
sixty days grind.
There are Ave fusionlsts In the sen
ate sad thirty-one In the house, mak
ing a total of thirty-six out. of 133
menibers of the legislature."
Messages of the outgoing and In
coming governor furnish, "interesting
reading to the citizens of Nebraska.
One gives a, comprehensive review, of
present conditions; tho other outlines
in a broad way. the policy, ha
poses to pursue. Both'
should be read by all who doslre"to
.keep in, touch with, state affairs of
KXjwiauvw wiraraer. . .
vThe first day for Introduction of
bills .yielded fifteen from the senate
and five from the house. Soma of
tthem were of loss! interest aaly.
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GOOD SERVICE SHOULD
HIGH RUSSIANS DOOMED
3TOLYPIN, GRAND DUKE NICH
OLAS AND OTHERS WARNED.
Marked for Slaughter by the "Reds"
: Kaiser William in Deadly Fear
St Petersburg. The terrorists arc
reported to have condemned to death
among others Grand Duke 'Nicholas,
Premier Stolypln and two conserva
tive members of the cabinet, who late
ly received letters of warning.
The assassination of Gen. Von der
Launltz, prefect of police of this city,
has caused a powerful impression
both in the press and among the pub
lic. The newspapers all comment on
the inability of the prefect of police to
protect bis own person against the st
ack of a single resolute terrorist,
who undertook the task with the firm
determination not to be taken alive.
The .pape:s ask how long a time
will elapse before still more prominent
personages ' are stricken by terrorist
Juliets. The press unites in demand
ing protection against the regime of
assassination which has been inaugur
ated by reactionists as well as by ter
rorists. A 'general search of the lodgings
of persons under police observation
was made here during the night in the
hope of discovering the accomplices
af the assassin of Gen. Von der Lau
nltz. Many arrests were made, but
jo far as known, no important terror
ists were captured.
The body of the man who killed
e prefect at the Institute of Experi
mental Medicine is still unidentified.
Baron Taubc, chief of the gendarme
corps; Prefect of Police Rheinbot of
Moscow, and Gov. Kurloff of Kief, are
mentioned for the position made va
cant by the murder of Gen. Von der
Launltz. which is one of the most
responsible police' posts In lheJ empire.
' London. Raiser William Is in dead
ly fear of assassination and is sur
rounding himself with a guard as
formidable as that by which Czar
Nicholas is protected. This is the
statement made by the Birmingham
The bitterness caused by the pres
ent electoral campaign in Germany
and the trouble in Poland, where the
government has dealt ruthlessly with
Polish nationalists, are responsible
for the fears entertained by the Ger
FLOODS THREATEN INDIANA.
Rivers Overflowing the Lowlands
Evansville. in Great Danger.-
Indianapolis, Ind. Southern Indiana
is threatened with the worst flood in
years. From several places come re
ports of great numbers of persons
moving out of the lowlands. ''The
'Ohio river at Evansville is expected
to reach .a stage of .40 feet,, which
would be five feet over the danger line.
Much suffering is, already. reported;
The Oho river at Evansville Friday
night stood at 37 feet two feet above
the danger line. Weather Forecaster
Brand Is quoted as predicting a' stage
of 40 feet and says the territory
around Evansville will undoubtedly
experience an enormous flood. For a
hundred miles along the Ohio river
the lowlands are under water.
, At Princeton, Ind., both the Wa
bash and White rivers are overflow
ing the lowlands. The Patoka river
also is out of bounds. Fifteen public
schools were closed Friday on ac
count of the high water. ?At Taylors
ville. opposite' Terrs Haute., the Wa
bash river overflow caused over 700
inhabitants of that place to move to
Attempt to Blow Up Powder Plant
-Lebanon, O. Hundreds of lives
and thousands of dollars worth of
property were placed in jeopardy
Thursday night by an attempt to blow
ap the entire plant of the King Pow
der company southwest of here.
Alleged Swindler Csufht
Philadelphia, Pa. R. C. Ftower.who
been a fugitive from New York
since 1903, where he is wanted to
answer a charge or swindling credu
lous investors out of about 31,000,000.
was arrested .In this city Friday.-
Woman Shoots at St Lsuis Judge.
St Louis. Miss Rosa Weil, a dis
appointed litigant in an Inheritance
case, shot at Judge McDonald of the J
circuit court as he sat an the Denes,
but missed hint She. had planned to
kill the' judge and commit suicide.
Cassatt Estate to Family.
Philadelphia. Counsel for the es-J
tate of the late A. J. Cassatt issued,
a statement. Wednesday to there
I feet that Mr. Cassatt by his will left
i. mHM Mtnte to Mrs. Casaatt and.
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RUSSIAN OFFICIALS IN TERROR.
Assassination of Police Chief
plished with Ease.
St. Petersburg. The terrorist
who. shot and killed Maj. Gen. Von
Der Launitz, prefect of police of St
Petersburg Thursday, has not yet been
Identified by the police. The murder
was committed at the institute of ex
perimental medicine, 'and the assassin,
after firing the fatal shot coolly
turned his revolver against himself
while he was falling under the sabres
of the prefect's escort
The authorship of .this crime, how
ever, like the recent assassination of
Count Ignatieff and the unsuccessful
attempt to blow 'up Premier Stolypln
with a bomb, has been traced to the
fighting organization of the Social
Revolutionists, who recently resolved
to resume, full terroristic activity. The
organization Thursday night Issued
the customary proclamation avowing
and justifying the killing of Gen. Von
Der Launitz. which was accomplished
with an ease and simplicity that has
struck terror into the heart3 of all
other officials on the revolutionary
The man who committed the crime
was about 22 years old. and apparent
ly belonged to the Intelligent working
class. The police affirm he was a Jew.
He was provided with a card of ad
mission to the dedication of the
church, but his card bore no name.
The authorities have not been able to
learn how he obtained this invitation
to. the ceremony, which was extremely
select, only 130 invitations having
Over 30 Persons, Mostly Mexican La
borers. Are Killed.
Topeka, Kan. Two white Ameri
cans. n"negro train porter and about
32 Mexican laborers lost their lives
and 55 persons were injured when two
passenger trains on the Chicago, Rock
Island & Pacific railroad collided head
on four miles west of Volland, Kan..
at 5:10 o'clock Wednesday morning.
The trains were No. 29 and 30. run
ning between Chicago and EI Paso.
They met on a sharp curve r.itn fear
ful impact. Adding to the horror of
the 'collision, fire from the lamps in
the cars and from the locomotive
was communicated to the splintered
wreckage and spread rapidly, consum
ing five of the forward cars of train
No. 29,' west-bound, and burning a
number of the passengers. All but
three of these who perished are
thought to have been Mexican labor
ers, who were on their way from Col
umbus Junction, O.. to Mexico.
The officials of the company place
the blame on John Lynes, the 19-year-old
telegraph operator at Vol
land. who failed to stop train No. 29
at his station, after receiving orders.
ORDERS MASHERS SHOT.
Police Chief, of Alton, III., Shews Them
Alton, 111. Orders were issued
to the police Tuesday by Chief of
Police Maxwell to shoot at mashers
who annoyed women on the streets
and attempt to escape arre3t The or
der followed an unsuccessful attempt
by Chief Maxwell to hit a masher at
whom he fired. The chief chased the
masher two blocks and because the
latter failed to obey the command to
halt two bullets were fired after him.
but without effect other than to in
crease his -speed. The chief then Is
sued a general shooting order and said
be hoped his men would be better
Mayor of Fayette, Mo., Dies.
Fayette, Mo., Arthur .F. Davis,
mayor of Fayette, and president' of
the Farmers and Merchants' bank,
who accidentally shot himself while
looking for burglars in bis residence,
died Friday of the wounct
Million- In Gold From Geldfield.
Vallejo. Cat A consignment of ore
valued at S1,000;000 has arrived at
the Sleby Smelting' works from Gold
field. It filled three box cars attached
to an express train and was guarded
by eight messengers.
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Generous Gift by Carnegie.
Washington. It was announced
here. Friday thai' Andrew Carnegie
has given $750,000 for the construe;
tkmof n building to.be used by the
bureau of American republics. Pro
vision for the site has been made.
.Divorce Granted to MrsHsyl.
,Milwaukee. Judge rHaJsey in the
circuit court Tnursoay evening gran$
hod' a divorce to Mrs. ciara-s. iieyi
from Jacob HeyLr There was no con
teat.HeyJ .baying ritidrawa his an
swer to bis wife's" complaint
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STAHOARD OIL LOSES
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JUDO LANDIS SAYS' COMPANY
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VICTORY FOR UNLE SAM
Jurist RsnorsrDecielaa at Chicago
Holding That Only Two ef the
Tea Indictments Ars In
sufficient. Chicago. Tho Standard Oil com
pany must stand trial on all but" two
of tho ten indictments returned
against It The contentions of the
government were sustained la all but
these two contentions in the opinion
handed down by Judge Landis in the
United States circuit court Thursday,
and under his ruling the oil trust will
be compelled to fight against the im
position of fines under these indict
ments, which amount in all to $129,
000,000. . .
; The two indictments found to be in
sufficient are considered of minor im
portance and District Attorney Sims
considers the ruling of the court n
complete victory for the government
wiping out as It does the immunity
bath appealed for by the attorneys
for theStandard Oil.
Judge Landis' opinion was broad
and comprehensive, and lawyers de
clared it would have a far-reaching ef
fect in the regulation of interstate
Prepares for Bitter Fight
It' is expected that the cases can be
brought to trial some time during the
present term and preparations are be
ing made by the district attorney for.
a bitter fight With the last tech
nicality wiped, out the r struggle will
now settle down to a question of fact
the fact at issue being whether the
Standard Oil company was given a re
bate by the railroads over which it
shipped its oil out of Whiting. Ind.
The point raised by the defense was
that the indictments were returned
after the Elkins law had been re
pealed and before the new rate law
went Into effect and that therefore
there was in existence no law under
which they could properly have been
indicted. Judge Landis held this rea
soning to be without foundation, cit
ing numerous cases and sections of
the United States statutes in support
of his position. -
Secret Rebates the Issue.
It was further contended that the
Elkins l&Wj under which the Indict
ments are returned, did not prohibit
the granting of a direct rebate, but
only sought to discourage secret or in
direct rebates. .The court held this
argument without foundation.
. It was urged also that because much
of. the oil shipped was transported
over several lines there could be no
published rate within the meaning of
the Elkins law. and that failure to so
publish was no offense. Much stress
was laid on 'the fact that the rebate
paid to the Standard Oil company was
In reality n refund of a storage charge.
The court held that the storage charge
constituted part or the rate within the
meaning of the statute.
The indictments overruled charged
that there was an agreement between
a number of carriers for a certain rate
higher 'than the one given4 tho Stand
ard. The court holds that the Indict
ments do not negative the fact that
there might have been another
through rate over the same lines.
The cases dismissed, which related
to rebates in shipments of oil from
Whitiag. InC to Grand Junction.
Tenn. contained a total of 103 counts.
MOLOERS ARE SENT TO JAIL.
Leaders ef Milwaukee Strike Sen
'tenccd fcr Violating Injunction.
Milwaukee. Judge A. L. Sanborn.
ot the United States district court
pronounced judgment Thursday even
ing in the cases growing out of
the contempt proceedings which were
brought, alleging violation of the in
junction granted the Allis-Cbalmers
company against the Molders unions
and striking molders. No fines were
imposed, but in each case where
found" guilty the judgment was for
imprisonment In the county jaiL
Michael Hatzbaum. chairman of the
strike committee of Iron Molders
union No. 125. and John Lutz, treas
urer ot the strike committee of the
same union, were sentenced to im
prisonment In the county jail for 30
days. William Hennig, convicted of
assault was sentenced to 40 days In
jail. Two pickets were given 30 days
each and two other strikers were giv
en sentences ef 15 days.
Will Probe New York Election.
Albany, N. Y.. Jan; 4. A sweeping
investigation into the question as to
the compliance with the new corrupt
practices act by candidates and party
commItteeB"'concerned in the Novem
ber election Is promised by the new
attorney general. William S. Jack
son. Wins Suit fer $29,000,000 Mines.
San Francisco. Mines In the Bull
frog district of Nevada valued by the
owners at over $20,000,000. were
awarded .to E A. 'Montgomery by
Judge Z." Seawell. against the claims
of rC. B. Fleming.
Big. Fire in New York.
New York. Fire destroyed the big
furniture store of ?Cowperthwaite
Sons' on Third avenue Thursday night
entailing, a loss estimated at half a
million dollars and causing the injury
of four firemen.
Pacific Liner Ventura Overdue.
Honolulu. The Oceanic Steamship
company's Pacific liner J Ventura,
which sailed from Sydney, N. S. W.,
on December 17. for San Francisco,
via Auckland and Honolulu, Is 30
hours overdue at this port
Gen. Geo. A. Bell is Dead.
Washington. Brig. Gen.'George A.
Sell, U..S. A. retired! died at his resi
dence In tbls'clt Wednesday!" He
was a native', cf -Maryland and was
graduated from the military academy
in July, 1853. ,, J"
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BRILLIANT NEW TEAR'S RECEP
TION AT WHrrcHousc.
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Shake Hand off Chief
Number of ChaV
Roosevelt's New Year's racoptloa at
tho White House Tuesday was aarfi-
Uant function sad waa
about 8.5tt persons. Tho
tho diplomatic corps, ofitosra of the
army and navy and representatives at
the national and district governments
and of the citizen nubile sttaanctl
President Roosevelt gave each of his
callers a cordial shake of the hand.
After the diplomats had been re
ceived. Secretary and Mrs. Root left
the Una in the Blue room and one by
one the members of the cabinet and
their wives deserted the president la
order to hold receptions at their own
homes. At one o'clock Mrs. Roosevelt
left her husband's sideband only the
nuuiary ana naval aides aad Secre
tary Wilson remained with him until
ue use person la the great throag
naa passed through the Blue room.
It was a perfect day. The sua
shone brightly aad the air., was sa
warm that .the thousands, who stood
In liae for hours suffered novdiscom-
10ns oecause of the weather. It was
tloa of negroes la line, was vtall
generally remarked that the proporr
than In previous years, but a aumber
of negro civil war .veterans and Spaa
ish war veterans joined with military
and patriotic secretaries la extend
ing greetings to the president
There was as unusually large num
ber of children in line and all were
greeted cordially by tho president
One of the most amusing figures In
the line. was a ten-year-old boy with
soiled hands and clothes, who carried
a pair of roller skates thrown over
his shoulder. The president laughed
heartily as he wished the little fellow
a happy new year.
A pretty little girl carried a great
white Teddy bear past the receiving
party and provoked a hearty laugh
from the crowd gathered la the Blue
Mrs. Longworth and the other chil
dren of the president were at the
White. House for the reception and
with their young friends, moved con
stantly through the crowd. Miss Ethel
Roosevelt was prettily gowned In
pink and was much admired. Rear
Admiral Cowles and Mrs. Cowles. tho
president's sister, were also with the
members of the' president's family
during the reception.
PROBING HARRIMAN SYSTEM.
Commerce Commission Learns About
New York. Modern methods of
combining and consolidating mam
moth railway systems and extending
the principle of community of inter
est were delved Into Friday at great
length bys the Interstate commerce
commission, which began in this city
an Inquiry into the so-called "Harri
man lines." .
From here the commission goes
next week to Chicago. Several other
cities may be visited before all the by Interstate Commerce Commissioner
testimony that is desired Is in the E. E. Clark, here, terms of settle
hands; of the. representatives, of the ment of the firemen's strike on the
government. "whose object is to deter-! Southern Pacific lines in Texas prav
mlne whether any of the railroads c
the country are consolidated or 'com
bined in restraint of trade.
COTTON EXCHANGE ATTACKED.
Georgians Ask Fraud Order Against
New York. Institution.
Washington. Charges of fraud
were filed late Wednesday afternoon
with Postmaster General Cortelyoa
against the officials and members ot
the New York Cotton Exchange by
Representative Livingston of Georgia
and Harvie Jordan, president of the
Southern Cotton association of Atlan
ta. On the charges they filed they
base a request that the post office
department Issue a fraud order
against the officials and members of
the New York Cotton Exchange in
order to bar them from the use of the
United States mails in conducting
what the charges term frauduteat
Husband Shoots Physician.
Carthage. Mo. Dr. J. W. Meredith
was shot and probably fatally wound
ed by Arthur Sanderson at the latter's
home here Wednesday. Sanderson
had called the physician in to attend
his wife and then met him st the
door and fired on him. Sanderson,
who was arrested, asserted that Dr.
Meredith had broken up his home.
Meredith says that Sanderson shot
Gans Easily Whips Herman.
Tonopah. Nev. Joe Gans fought
true to the "dope" Tuesday. Aftec
playing with Herman for eight rounds,
the champion landed a full swing on
the point of Hermsn's jaw. and Chi
cago's favorite fighter went to the mat.
a beaten man.
Negro Lynched in Alabama.
Eufaula, Ala. A negro whose name
cannot be learned here, was lynched
at Midway. Ala. Friday afternoon. He
had attempted to assault Miss Mor
rell King, daughter of a prominent
banker of Midway.
Illinois Politician Dead.
Springfield. I1L Hon. Samuel H.
Jones, for many years oae of the lead
ing Republican politicians in the state,
died Friday at his home In this city
from the effects of a stroke of paraly
sis. Misses Lifs by Three Minutes.
Vicksburg. Miss. Will Hsrvey. a
negro, was banged at Mayorsville.
Miss.. Thursday, three mlautea before
notice that his sentence had been
commuted reached the sherifr of Is
Deadly Blizzards in Russia,
nesos. Snowstorms and blizzards
of exceptional severity are prevailiag !
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era Russia. According to some sc
counts 160 persons succumbed to the .
THEY LARGELY EXCEED THOSE.
OF FORMER YEARS.
The 'Annual Report of the
WASHINGTON The fiscal year.
anded June 30, 190C, produced a record
eclipsing all former figures oa the sub
ject of immigration, according' to the
annual, report of Frank Sargeat com
missioner general of inuafgratioa. Dur
ing that period, the report says, the
population1 of the United States was in
creased by the admission of 1400.735
immigrant aliens, and 65,C18 nonimmi
grant aliens, entered at its ports, mak
ing the total admissions 1,1C,353. The:
increase over last year's record ef
1.059,755 was 106,598.
During the fiscal year 1905 the de
partment 'rejected 11,480 aliens and
during the last year 12.432 of the im
migrant aliens; that is. those who in
tended settling in the United Stales.
"Without exception." the report says.'
"the countries from which we formerly
obtained the greater part of our for
eign population, and which are lahab
ited by races nearly akin to our own.
have supplied us with smaller number'
ducing the last year than during 1905
Ireland 17.9950. England 15.218.
Sweden S.2S1. Germany 3,010, Denmark
J, 229 and Scotland 1,111 less. On the
nicer hand, the four most considerable
gains are Italy 51.641, Russia 30,768.
Greece 8,974 and Turkey 5465.
The immigration from Austria-Hun
gary amounted to 2C5.138; Italy, includ
ing Sicily and Sardinia, 273.120; Russia-and
Finland, 215,665; China, 1,544;
Japan. 13.835, and the West Indies, 13.
656. The Immigration from southern
aad eastern Europe, the commissione.
says, is a result of general unrest ex
isting among the laboring classes.
That the physical and mental quality
of the aliens we are receiving is much .
below those who have come in former
years, he says, is evident The north
Atlantic and north central states to
S?iher received 90 per cent of the im-
migration of 190.1. lhe south 4 per cent
lhc report refes to what tho coei
n- is loner believes to have been ex
tensive schemes to secure foreign la
Lcr brought to, light in the last year
antt now being investigated. The avi
donco is already at hand, the report
says, to show that some individual cr
corporation is engaged in importiat;
numbers of Japanese laborers to worU
m the ia::roads of the northwest
These .::i;i-i!iese come to Hawaii !?
tined to "hotels" kept by labor agents
ami ctoitr that they are merely .-er?;-'i:g
labor that may be secured in tLo
lands. They are admitted to -ha
l.tn!s :n-l after remaining a fer
days or v'ks there they ship lv Vin
northwestern mainland ports.
FIREMEN'S STRIKE SETTLED.
Southern Pacific Men Will Return to
Work at Noon Monday.
CHICAGO-rAt a meeting of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers,
Firemen and Railway Trainmen, called
tically were adopted. The terms, it is
believed, will be made known Monday.
Mr. Clark, before his appointment to
the commission, was hea.l of the Or
Ier of Railway Conductors, and it is
believed his efforts to end the con
troversy from his personal desire to
see the strike called off.
To Fight Revolutionists.
PANAMA The government of San
Srivador has informed the Hondur.in
government that it is mobolizing its
army for the purpose of destroying tn:
groups of revolutionists headed by
General Dionisio Gutierrez, who has
proclaimed h mself president. At San
Marcos and Colon in the department
of Usaiatan. a group of men of a
ir.iititMHis character engaged the :-"-ernment
for-:ts. who defeated them.,
killing one. wounding three and cap-:
ttu lug eleven.
Spain Prepared fer Trouble.
MADRID King Alfonso presided
at a cabinet council, at which a report
was made on the preparations being
made for operations that might be
necessary in Morocco. The ministers
of war and marine announced that the
troops and warships were all ready
and that all details had been settled
with the British and French govern
ments. Spanish Queen is Liberal.
MADRID Queen Victoria Eugenie
has ordered that during the rigors of
the winter season 1,000 rations are to
be given daily to the poor at her ex
pense. Revofirtiensry Junta.
SAN ANTONIO. Tex. A Mexfen
revolutionary junta similar to that ex
isting in St Louis was formed here
by prominent Mexicans of San Antonio,
who constitute the liberal party.
Bomb Wrecks a Bank.
PHILADELPHIA Two men dead.
a score of others injured, two of whom
may die. and the beautiful interior of
a bank buildings ruined, is the result
of a bomb being dropped' la the Fourth
Street National baak Saturday by a
man who demanded a loan of 5,9t.
for which he could show no collateral.
The Identity of the perpetrator of the
outrage Is a mystery, for he was blown
to pieces by his own engine of death,
Noth'ing is left to tell who he is but a
bunch of ten keys, with the name ef
R. Steele. Gamer, la,
China to Open Manefsarla.
PEKING It Is officially announced
that by agreemeat with Russia China
will "opes by Itself as places of In
ternational residence aad trade, the
following four .places Chun Chang
(otherwise known as Kwsag-cheng-tze)
the most important trade center
in Manchuria ; Kirin,' the capital of the
province of the same name; Harbia.
the mala ceater ef the Russian activ
ity in Manchuria; and Maachuri. the
first statioa of the railway oa - the
Chinese side of the
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