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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MOllXING, DECKMHEK 0, 1002 TWELVE PAGES.
S1NULE COPY TIlliEE CESTS,.
STORMS WORK UAYOC
East is Snowed Under, Wires Broken and
BAD BLIZZARD SWEEPS NEW YORK CITY
tteainers Are Lata and Telegraph Service
PENNSYLVANIA FARES LITTLE BETTER
Cellwries Have to Be Closed in Anthracite
NEW ENGLAND STATES ALSO SUFFER
Virginia and Maryland Are Damaged
ad, Awif to Weat, Wwhlnrtoa
Reports Heavy Losaes Front
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 6. A fierce mow
and wind storm, amounting almost to
a billiard. Is prevailing through Pennsyl
vania today. Railroad service In all direc
tions la badly crippled and telegraph and
telephone wires are p rout rated.
Throughout the anthracite coal region
the fall of snow Is reported to be
heavy and Is drifting badly, necessitating
the shutting down of many collieries.
PITT8BURO, Deo. 6. During the night
the heaviest early snow storm In years
visited this section. Today there are five
Inchea on the level and much Inconvenience
baa resulted to street car and railway
traffic. Snow flurries still continue.
POTTSVILLE. Pa., Deo. 5. A heavy snow
storm prevails and collieries in the
Schuylkill region are operating under great
difficulties. Snow has fallen to the death
ot nlmt Inches In some parts of the coun
try. The trolley company has abandoned its
various branches. The coal washeries are
Idle. Elsewhere In the region conditions
are reported to be the same.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6. A severe wind
and snow storm visited this city last night
and the snow Is still falling. Damage to
telegraph and telephone wires Is reported,
The Weather bureau promises much colder
temperature tonight. The storm Is central
on the New Jersey coast and will move
northward Into New England tonight,
where It will be most active.
Snow aad Sleet la Sew York.
NEW YORK. Dec. 6. A snow and sleet
storm delayed traffic in New York today,
Service on the elevated lines was seriously
Interfered with and communication be
tween uptown and downtown by mesne of
the surface lines was slow and difficult
Dispatches from all parts ot this state
ahow that the storm is prevailing every
where with varying severfty.
At Albany the snowfall Is heavy and
all trains are reported from one to five
hour late. Billiard conditions prevail at
Schenectady. Newburgh, Saratoga and
ether plaoea in the east and north part of
the etata.tt.From. Rochester to Buffalo ui
atorm is much milder.
In this city the storm developed Into a
billiard as the day grew. About an Inch
ot snow fell during the forenoon. Sound
teamen arrived several hours late and
their officers reported the atorm heavy
up the sound.
Telegraphic service east of New York to
New England, especially, Is prostrated and
northward through New York state tho
service is greatly Impeded by the wind and
Teutonic, which arrived today, com'
Dieted a trip of seven days and thlr
teen hours ot almost continual storms,
Th shin met particularly severe
weather last night approaching port and an
chored in the lower bay. The last part of
the voyage up to the dock today waa made
In a bllard. Every day ot the trip the pas
sengers were kept within storm doors and
one of the crew was nearly washed over
board. Toward noon the storm abated, but
the wind continued high.
The gale blowing acrosa the Jersey mead
owe today tore down eleven telegraph poles
west Of West Hackensack bridge on the
Delaware, Lackawanna at Western railroad
The fast mall west was caupht In the mesh
ot wires and the windows on one side
broken, the flying glass cutting several
The storm was severe on Staten Island,
barge dragged anchor oft Liberty Island.
and when last seen was drifting out to sea.
with two men aboard.
A dispatch from Asbury Park, N. J., re
ported the wont storm ot the season pre
vailed there last night and today. An east
gale lashed the sea Into a fury, driving
breakers over the board walk, but doing no
Vessel la Wrecked oa Pier.
GLOUCESTER, Mass., Dec. 5. In a heavy
northwest gale today the two-masted
schooner Flo F. Meader struck on the un
finished breakwater and will be a total
loss. The captain and crew ot six men
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 5. The rain and
sleet In the territory adjacent to Memphis
stopped falling at o'clock last night. Ths
weather Is cloudy and colder.
The telegraph companlos report that
communication with southern and western
points Is uncertain. The reporta from Ar
kansas and Texas state that freezing
weather prevailed. The freeie reached as
far south as Palestine, Tex., with heavy
frosts at Galveston, Houston and Beau
mont. In western Louisiana the Red river Is at
the danger line and a further rise Is pre
dicted. SAVANNAH, Ga., Dec. . The long
trestle on the Atlanta Birmingham rail
road over the Saltllla river was washed
away last night by the flood, completely
blocking traffic over the line. The Sal
tllla is higher than has ever before been
NORFOLK. Va Dec. 6. A sixty-mile
gale, blowing since last night, has caused
considerable damage. Houses have been
unroofed and trees and telegraph wires
blown down. Uneasluess is felt for ship
The government transport Arethusa
passed out of the capea yesterday after
noon with coal for the Carribbean Beet
aad come apprehension Is felt tor Its
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.. Dec. 5.-The
terrific storm of wind and rain that struck
this section early this morning was the
most destructive known In Hampton Roads
.tor some time. One life was lost and
numerous boats have been torn from their
moorings and beached. Others firmly an
chored have been filled and sunk.
TACOMA, Wash., Dec. t. Reports from
'West Port state that the storma of Suuday
and Tuesday night did great damage to
the taUa work of the government Jetty
at the entrance to Oray's harbor.
This Is the superstructure upon which
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MUTINEERS SHOOT CAPTAIN
Alao Fatally Wound Second OHIcer
aad Leave Ship oa Raft
QUEENSTOWN, Dec. 6. The British ship
Lecelster Castle, from San Francisco Jan
uary 26, arrived .here today. Its commnnder
reported that on September 2 three Ameri
can r mutinied ana captain reame
and. officer were shot, the latter
fatally; .''y.-'neounter with the muti
neers, hir ty '',p 00 r,ft ,n mld'
Captain Peattle V: s a.raes of the
mutineers s W. A. Hot;.. Sears and
Turner. They were all ed In San
Francisco. The aecond officer, -Mr. Nixon,
was shot while attempting to rescue the
In the darkness the mutineers got a few
planks and coops, formed a raft and
launched it from the ship, which was then
about 300 miles north of the Fltcalrn
Islands. The captain searched for the raft
the next day, but It was not sighted, and
It Is surmised it went to pieces.
Captain Peattle adds that Hobbs was the
actual murderer of Mr. Nixon, whom he
ehot through the heart. The captain him
self was shot twice, but had quite recov
ered when he arrived here.
When the chief officer discovered that
three men had mutinied he mustered the
crew on the poop. Intending to await day
light and capture the mutineers, but the
latter escaped in the interim.
The captain is unable to account for the
mutiny. He supposed It was the Intention
of the mutineers to murder the officers and
the men who refused to Join them and take
the ship. It Is said that Hobbs came from
Illinois, Sears from Idaho and James Turner
from Portland, Ore. The mutineers took
week's provisions with them on the raft.
GERMANY AIMS TARIFF BLOW
Reichstag; Dlscuaaea Resolution Dla.
criminating A gain at America if
Reciprocity Is Refused.
BERLIN, Dec. 6. The government came
to terms with the majority parties in the
Reichstag on the tariff bill, because it
learned that Russia was going to denounce
the commercial treaty before the year s
end. The government was also extremelv
anxious to set the treaty ratified by the
present Reichstag and remove tariff and
treaty questions from the realm of prac
tical politics before the general election ot
In order to do ao more effectively the
government will probably bring up eome
military question, like the Improvement of
the artillery, on whLh to fight the eleo
Baron Heyl von Herrenshelm. Connt von
Kanlta and Baron von Wardorff. together
with sixty-four conservative, national lib
eral and anti-semlte members. Introduced a
resolution today directly aimed at the
United Statee. The resolution asks the
chancellor, before renewing commercial
treaties, to serve notice on any country not
giving German goods fair reciprocity treat'
ment that the existing most favored na
tion privileges will be discontinued when
the general commercial treaties are re'
Liberal critics point out that If this leads
to a tariff war Germany will get worsted,
since the United States Is able to get man
ufactured goods from England and France,
which countries Germany is now supplying,
whereas Germany must have American raw
ROADS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
Applications Are Mad for Charters
for Bfaay Proposed Lines la
the Far West.
VICTORIA, B. C. Deo. 6. Notice is given
In the official gasette ot an application tor
a charter for the construction ot a railway
from Haxleton, at the head of the Skeena
to Peace river pass or Pine river, or both
thence to the eastern boundary of British
This Is the route over which the Grand
Trunk officials say the projected transcon
tlnental line is to cross Canada.
Application is also made for a charter
for a line from Hazleten to TcBlln lake or
Atlln lake, or both. A charter Is also
sought for a line from Nalga gulf to Naas
river and thence to Telegraph creik, with
river steamers operating oa the Stiklle and
Another charter Is asked tor a line from
the coast near Burke channel, or Bentinck
Arm, through to a point on Burrard Inlet,
DIES OF HEART PARALYSIS
End Comes Very Suddenly to Minister
Buck While Gueat of Japa
YOKOHAMA, Dec. 5. Paralysis ot the
heart caused the death of United States
Minister Albert E. Buck, which occurred
yesterday. The end waa tragically sudden,
Mr. Buck was the guest of the emperor on
a duck hunt in the Bhlnkbama preserves.
A bird had been netted and the minister,
with a Jocular remark, started to reset
the net. Suddenly be fell and without
word or groan expired instantaneously,
He has suffered from a weak heart for
aome time. Mrs. Buck was not with the
Minister Buck was held in high 'esteem
In Jkpan and the flags on government build
ings have been placed at half mast. The
funeral has been set for Monday next.
Secretary J M. ' Ferguson Is In charge of
HONDURAS FACES REVOLUTION
Two Would Be President and Fi-leads
Hay Rally 'Hound Them
PANAMA, Dec. 5. A revolutionary move
ment ia threatened In Honduras. Oeneral
Sierra haa been Induced to refuse to turn
over the presidential power to Senor Bo
nllla, who waa elected president In October.
It Is believed that the Honduras con
gress will try to declare the last elections
Illegal, and Senor Bonilla's numerous par
tisans threaten to protect their leader's
rights by force. Juan Angelarlas, the de
feated candidate, has been appointed min
ister ot state.
Rehel Leader la a Prlsoaer.
PANAMA, Dec. 6. Governor Salaser re
turned here today from his trip to the In
terior. He reports that the rebel Indian
leader, Victorian Lorenxo, refused to sur
render his arma when Oeneral Herrera or
dered blm to do so but that he was com
pelled by force to give them uo and is now
a prUouer op board the Colombian cruiser
Bogota. As Lorenxo is held responsible
for many crimes, he will probably be se
verely punished. It waa his intention to
continue a guerrilla warfare with bl In
OPERATORS ARE MISTAKEN
Wayne MacVeagh 8ayj ThfT Should Come
ta Aniioable Settlement
BLIND MINERS LED TO WITNESS STAND
Strike t'ommlaaloa I ontlnnri Investi
gation and eee Sad Spectacle 11
luatratlna; Danicera ot Work
In Anthracite Rrclon.
SCRANTON. Pa., Dec. b.-The mine i
workers continued to call witnesses today
before the strike commission to testify
o tho alleged black listing by several com- I
panics In refusing to re-employ strikers.
In most cases no satisfactory reason was
Two blind men, who were also otherwise
badly injure by underground explosions.
were presented as living evidence of the
dangers In the mines. When the commis
sion adjourned the Rev. J. J. Curran. a
Roman Catholic clergyman of Wikesbarre,
was on the stand.
Mr. MacVeagh told a reporter that a
majority ot the operators thought it better
to postpone efforts to reach amicably a
basis tor the award of . the commission
until both sides had presented all the
testimony they wished to. Whether such
efforts to reach a basis will then be re
sumed can only be decided after the evi
dence is all in.
Lawyer Dlaaareea with Clients.
Mr. MacVeagh added that he personally
thought. In view ot the extraordinary con
ditions existing in the anthracite region.
that this was a mistaken attitude for the
oporators to assume, as he feared each
day's testimony would tend to increase
the bitterness ot feeling; but it was not
only the right, but the duty, ot the op
erators to act en their own Judgment, and
he sincerely hoped the result would Justify
the conclusion they had reached.
Before the evidence waa resumed today
Judge Gray said the commission had de
cided to present to both sides certain blank
forms which would indicate what informa
tion regarding wages the commission
Halt a dozen witnesses, all ot them mine
workers, were called in rapid succession
to testify to alleged blacklisting by the
companies. All were employed before the
etrlke, but were afterward refused work.
The companies gave various reasons, none
of which were satisfactory to the work
men. Mr. Darrow then presented two witnesses
who had been injured while at work. Both
were blind and had to be led to the stand.
One of them, besides losing both eyes in
an explosion, lost one arm and hie other
hand was rendered useless.
After they had testified, Attorneys for
the operators protested against bringing
such unfortunate men to the witness stand.
They were injured before the strike and
had no direct bearing on the matter.
Mr. Darrow did not Intend to present
too many of such witnesses, but wanted
to enable the commissioner to realise the
dangers of coal mining.
Judge Gray here broke In and said, 1te
hoped the thing, would not be overdone.
We have a lively sense of the conditions,"
he eald, "and I may add that I never saw
a sadder spectacle than that presented by
those two men."
The Rev. J. J. Curran, a Roman Cath
olic clergyman of Wllkesbarre, occupied
the stand during the remainder of the
aesslon. He gave a description of the con
ditions under which mine workers live, one
similar to that given yesterday by Father
Hussle of Haxleton.
In answer to questions put by Judge
Gray witness said he was opposed to the
boycott and the black list. This met with
the chairman's approval, who said if boy
cotts were permitted the country would
go to pieces.
BIG MINES EAT UP SMALL ONES
Independent Anthracite Concerns to
Be Swallowed hy Cor.
SCRANTON, Pa., Dec. 5. Recent ever
have given ground for the belief that the
result ot negotiations in progress will' be
the ultimate sale ot the properties of indi
vidual operators to the large coal carrying
This will not be done at once, but It Is
regarded here as certain to come In the
not distant 'future, because it Is believed
to be the only solution ot the situation and
the outcome which both the independents
and the large companies desire.
The colllerlos of the sixty-seven Inde
pendent operators ean be purchased. It is
said, for 1147,000,000. Tbess collieries pro
duce threo-tenths of the total output ot coal.
POPE GIVES ST. LOUIS CASH
Has Money Left Him Which Cannot
Be Raised and So Forwards
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 6. An Instrument ex
ecuted In Rome, which is equivalent to a
receipt from Pope Leo XIII, was filed in
the probate court today. It is written In
Latin and contains the original signature of
the secretary ot the congregation of the
propagation of faith.-
A translation of the instrument was also
filed showing that the parish of St. Boni
face In St. Louis is burdened with a debt of
34.000 lire and that Francis Hellmann, a
creditor, when dying, willed to the pope a
part ot his claim, amounting to $625. The
executor of the will demanded this sum
from the parish in order to forward it to
the pope, and It being difficult to raise the
amount the pope was requested to donate
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settled. The pope s receipt for all but .mi
was received and filed today.
SEEKS TO ENFORCE COPYRIGHT
Frank A. Rlaehart of Omaha Caaaes
(iuaatlty of Indian Heads to
Be Seised la Peoria.
PEORIA. 111.. Dec. B. (Special Telegram.)
Deputy United States Marshal Tripp to
day served a writ of replevin on C. E.
Wheelock A Co., extensive wholesale and
retail dealers in crockery and chinaware,
and took possession of (450 worth ot cases
of Indian warriors' beads, on complaint
ot Frank A. Rinehart of Omaha, who
charges the Arm with an infringement ot
his copyrighted designs. The designs rep
resent Chief Wolt Robe and Chief Three
Fingers of the Cheycnt.es and Chief Moun
tain of the Blackfeet tribe. The Peorians.
it la charged, secured photographs of the
copyrighted deslgus and had their own
casts made In Germany. The case was
continued to tne January term, the firm's
bond being fixed at 11,000.
DAKOTA TROOPS FOR ISLANDS
War Department Relieves Philippine
Soldier, Sending Others In
WASHINGTON. Dee. 6. The War depart
ment today issued an order providing for
the exchang: of nTteen Philippine regiments
with troops In the United States.
The troopa now serving in the United
States ordered to the Philippines are:
Cavalry The Thirteenth, now at Fort
Meaile, 8. I'., ami Kort Keogh. Munt. ; the
Twelfth, nl Fort Clarke and Kort Sim
Houston, Tex.; the Fourth, ut Fort Grunt,
Arlx. Fort Duiiuesiie, t.tuh. Fort llua-
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('ohm Artillery Tenth company, now at
Fort Uetty, U. C; Thirty-eighth., at Fort
L" Vil.efcTed-n Kth" Tt
Fort William. Me.
Field Artlllerv Ninth company, now at
Fort Sh.-rid.vi, 1"-: Seventeenth, at Fort
Sum Hou8l.ii., 'iYx.; Eighteenth, at the
Presidio, 8n Francisco.
Infantry Fourteenth regiment, now at
Forts Vavne and Hrady. Allch.. end Fort
I Porter, N. Y. ; Llightetiilh, at Fori D. A.
misseii, wyo., fort ixinan. ioio., ami
Whipple Barracks, Arts.; Twenty-third, at
Platlsburg, N. Y. : Fptirth, ot Foit Sam
lloi'ston. Fort Hrown, Fort Wlngate, Fort
Mcintosh and F.agle Pass, all in Texas,
and the Seventeenth regiment, at Van
couver Barrarks, Holse Itarracks, Idaho,
and Fort Wright and Fort Lawton, Wash.
The troops to come borne from the Philip
pines and the order of their disposition in
the United States are as follows:
Cavalry Sixth regiment, to the Depart
ment of the Dakota; First regiment, to
the Department of Texas; Fifth regiment,
to the Department of Colorado.
Artillery Twenty-fifth, TwenVy-seventh,
Thirty-llrst and Thirty-sixth companies of
coast artillery anil the Fourteenth, Fif
teenth and Twenty-fifth batteries of field
artillery, to 1m- unsigned to sUitlons on
arrival at Ban Franclwe-j.
Infantry First regiment, headquarters
and two battalions, to be selected by the
regimental commander, to the Department
of the Lakes; the remaining battalion to
the Department ot the Kast; Second regi
ment, to the Department of Colorado;
Fifth regiment, to the Department of the
East; Twenty-sixth regiment,' to the De
partment of Texas: Tenth regiment, to the
Department of Columbia.
HOUSE DOES LITTLE WORK
Authorises Foreign Decorations and
Refers Tariff Claims to Court
WASHINGTON. Dec. E. The house de
voted today to bills on the private calen
dar, the most important one passed being
one to adjudicate In the court of claims
the claims of certain exporters ot steel
blooms, who between 1879 and 1882 naid
customs duties equivalent to 45 per cent
ad valorem, when it Is said the correct rate
should have been 30 per cent.
A bill to pay Smith, Meyer & Pels, archi
tects of the congressional library, 150,000
additional compensation was defeated.
A bill was passed authorising the follow
ing persons to accept presents and decora
tions from foreign governments: Captain
B. H. McCall, U. S. N. ; Drs. Eugene Was
dln and H-. B. Geddlns, U. S., H. S.; W. A.
Taylor, H. W. Wiley. M. A. Carletoa and
John B Shule of the Department of Agri
culture, John A. Oker'man of the ' Missis
sippi river commission, Casper S. Crownln
shleld. United States (commercial agent:
Mias Anna Tolman -SmUaV ami Lieutenant
Colonel F. II. Phlpps.
At 4:05 p. m. the house adtourned.
TO SUCCEEITJMINISTER BUCK
John Barrett af Ortgoa to Be Named
to Pill Vacaacy at
WASHINGTON. Dec. B. When the presl
dent comes to take up the question of sue
cession to the vacancy caused by the death
of Minister Buck at Tokio It is understood
he will name John Barrett of Oregon, at
present commissioner general of the St
Louis exposition to Asia and Australia,
to be minister.
Mr. Barrett is now somewhere in the
neighborhood of the Straits Settlements.
He has been working to secure a good
Asiatic representation at the St. Louis ex
position and his efforts have been attended
with success, for he has induced both China
and Japan to embark upon large govern
mental exhibits when they had decided not
to be represented in that way.
He is now bound for Australia, where It
is his hope to change the mind of the pre
miers in Australia and New Zealand and
cause them to reconsider their purpose to
allow the exposition to go on without ex
hibits from their colonies.
REPORTS ENEMY'S MOVEMENTS
Coasnl Tells Washington What He
Knows of Hostile
WASHINGTON, Dec. B. The consul at
Port of Spain today cabled the State de
partment the movements ot the "enemy's'
He says the ships left Port ot Spain yes
terday, going through the Bocas Grande
and steered eastward well supplied and
coaled. The commander of the fleet cas
ually Inquired before leaving as to the
health conditions at Bermuda, which the
consul suspects is a crafty device to mis
lead him as to the real destination.
The State department will Inform the
Navy department and the latter Rear Ad
FRUIT HARBORS DISEASE
German Doctor Tells ot T)angera In
cidental to Cherrlea aad Other
WASHINGTON. Dec. 6. Twelve million
bacteria Inhabit the skins of half a pound
of cherries, according to Dr. Ebrllch, a
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experiements in regard to the infection of
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fruit. Currants come next, with 11.000.000
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to every half pound, and grapes next, with
An account ot these experiments have
been transmitted to the 8tate department
by the' consular clerk at Frankfort.
Dr. Ebrllch urges that all fruit be
cleaned, either by peeling or washing, be
fore it is eaten.
FINDS WOMEN MAIL CARRIERS
Payae Hears That Females Are Cover.
Isg Mounda aad Makes la
veatlsratloa. WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. It has recently
been brought to the sttentlon of the post
master general that about twenty-five
women are holding positions as carriers in
the rural free delivery service and a call
has been made for information about them.
An Investigation will be made to learn
whether they are pegormlng their duties
in a satisfactory manner.
It appears the appointments were made
without the department knowing the sex of
ILBAN TREATY IS READY
President Palma Will lign Document at
Havana Next Wednesday.
TWO SENATES MUST THEN RATIFY IT
Official Announcement Made
Enil of Negotlatlona, hut No Ue
tails as to Terma Embodied
Are Given Out.
HAVANA, Dec. 5. After a conference
with Secretaries Zaldo and Montes tonight
President Palma said:
My commissioners, Senores Zaldo and
Monies, will si(tn the reciprocity agreement
with Cleneral HIIfs Tuesday or Wednesday
next, li will be then sent to Washington,
where the trerty will he signed by Secre
tary Hay and Minister yuesada.
After confirmation by the United States
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sei".M for approval. I shall not Vend Ti to !
the House ot representatives oecause inai
house h is. with the approval of the senate.
ine right, according to tne constitution, to
make a treaty which does not affect the
This agreement nrovldes for certain re
ductions In the duties on Imports from the
I nlted states, Dui tne tiirm on inose
articles Is not changed. After the approval
of the treaty 1 intend to send a message
to the Semite and the hounc asking for a
revision of the tariff In order to keep up the
revenues which will be necessarily lessened
by the treaty.
A senator who represents the administra
tion gives his opinion that the reciprocity
agreement must be approved by the houso
of representatives. The matter of Issuing
a loan for $35,000,000 Is again being taken
up in the senate.
FALLS CITY WOMAN ARRESTED
Mary I.lndenberar in fiistodr at Leav
enworth, Charaed'wtth lalngT
' the Mall to Defraud.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan., Dec. 6. (Special
Telegram.) Mary Llndenberg of Falls City,
Neb., was arrested In this city today on
the charge of using the United States mall
to defraud. The arrest was made by
United States Marshal McGrath of Topeka.
The case ia one of the most interesting
of the kind ever known. Some time ago
C. M. Conrad of this city advertised for a
wife and he received a response from Mary
Llndenberg. In her letter to Conrad she
said that she was willing to marry, pro
viding ahe could find a suitable husband,
and she said that she would be glad to
come to Leavenworth to see Mr. Conrad.
Shu stated in her letter that she was poor
and could not come unless money was for
warded to her with which she could pur
chase a ticket. Mr. Conrad promptly for
warded the money and a few days ago the
woman arrived in the city. Mr. Conrad met
her at the depot and escorted her to one of
the best hotels.
They talked matters over and the woman
said she was satisfied with Conrad and
would marry him In a short time., Conrad
waa pleased and he bought her many new
When ahe had gotten all his ready cash,
amounting to J 200, she told him that she
was only Jokijg and had a husband in Ne
braska. Conrad then caused her arrest.
The hearing is set for December 8.
CARRIE NATI0N IS IN JAIL
Kaasas Woman la Again In Custody
oa a Charge of Diarurhw
lav the Peace.
TOPEKA. Kan.. Dec. B. Mrs. Carrie Na
tion was placed In Jail here today on the
charge of disturbing the peace.
She had gone the rounds ot places where
bars are maintained. She was forcibly
ejected from several drug stores visited
and from a hotel, and while she was permit
ted to enter several saloons she attempted
Finally a hooting mob followed her wake,
when druggists and Jolntista slammed the
doors In her face, resulting in her arrest.
JUDGE RESTRAINS WAITERS
Cle-vetaad Union Forbidden to Inter
fere with Employes of Non
CLEVELAND, Dec. 5. Judge Ford of the
common pleas court today granted a per
petual Injunction against the Walters' union
and the United Trades council restraining
Its members from picketing 'or distributing
handbills to would-be customers at the res
taurant of John Mulbolland.
The Injunction practically affects every
union man in the city. Mulholland refused
to employ union waiters hod the latter
brought on tlr bovcott.
CHOCTAW INDIANS MOVING
Emlsrrate by Hundreds from Miaala
slppl to Indian Ter
ritory. ARDMORE. I. T., Dec. B. The emigration
of hundreds ot Choctaw Indians residing in
Mississippi to Indian Territory has com
menced. Many families reached this city
today to appear before the Dawes commis
sion tor enrollment. :
Under the law these Indians must reside
In the Indian country tor a certain period
and prove they are Choctaw Indians be
fore they are entitled to allotment. It la
expected that several thousand will reach
the territory before February 1. the date
of the beginning ot the allotments.
HELD FOR HOTEL TRAGEDY
Proprietor aad Clerk of the Lincoln
In Chicago Mnst Answer for
CHICAGO. Dec. 6 Fred A. Smith, pro
prietor ot the Lincoln hotel, in which four
teen men were smothered to death yester
day, and Night Clerk E. C. Weber were ar
raigned In police court today on the charge
of being accessories to manslaughter be
fore the fact.
Tbey were arrested last evening at the
Instigation of Coroner Traeger and Chief
of Police O'Neill, but furnished bail and
CONVICTS ONE MORE B00DLER
St. Louis Jury Plods Charles Denny
Guilty aad Gives Hint Two
ST. LOUIS. Dec. 8. Charles J. Denny,
former member of the house of delegates,
on trial on the charge of perjury In con
nection with the Suburban deal, was found
His punishment was fixed at two years
In the penitentiary.
CONDITION PF THE WEATHER
Forecast tor Nebraska F:ilr Saturday,
Colder in South Portion: Sunday Increas
ing Cloudiness, with Snow in West Por
tion. (Temperature at Omaha Yeaterdayi
llonr. Peg. Ilnnr. Dev.
B a. m ...... HU 1 p. m ...... SIT
II li. ni VJ it p. in its
7 a. m it:t :t p. m silt
Ha. in HI 4 p. in SM
( a. m UJ .1 p. m H
10 a, m.,,.,, !M l p. m ...... Vt
11 a. ni VH 7 p. nt XT
il m 2T Hp,
l p. ni t
REED STILL CRITICALLY ILL
Doctors Report Improvement Aceom
1 punylnu; Restoration of for
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. Tho improvement
in the condition of former Speaker Reed
continued all day. though the physicians eay
nis connuion is sun criucai. lonigm iney
issued the following bulletin:
10:3ii p. m At the present time Mr. Heed
is resting comfortably. OwIiik to unavoid
able excitement this afternoon there was
slight elevation of temperature. This has
subsided and his temperature Is now
normal. W : respiration .16, pulse tM. He
tains nourishment, mind rlear and ap-
pendical symptoms community abating.
F. A. OAKDINKR.
8. L. M'DONALD.
The physicians say Mr. Reed's recovery
will be slow. They have on hand a quantity
of saline solution and a tank of oxygen, but
the use of neither has been resorted to. The
oxygen may be used during the night If this
is found necessary.
Its purpose Is to oxidize the blood no as
to eliminate the poison which may have de
veloped as a result of uraemlc disorders.
Dr. Bishop, Dr. Gardiner's assistant, will
remain In charge of the patient during the
WOMEN CONDUCT FUNERAL
Daughter of Revolution Laid to Heat
by Fellow Mem
bers. CHICAQO, Dec. 6. A ceremony unique
among funeral services was performed at
Rosehlll cemetery today, when the body of
a woman wa laid to rest by a party of her
women frlenns. A wc nnn said the prayer,
a woman spoke the words of eulogy over
the body and consigned "dust to dust" at
the open grave.
Only one man stood in the throng of
mourners. He waa the son or the deal
woman, but he took no part In the simple
rites. It was the funeral of Mrs. Eliza
Jane Oliver Monahan, 90 years of age, the
daughter of Captain Joseph Oliver of tho
continental army In the revolutionary war.
Following her last wish ehe was buried by
her fellow members of the Daughters ot
CITY IS BUILT IN A DAY
Baarle City, Oklahoma, Sprlnats from
Nothing; Into a Town of
EAGLE CITY", Okl., Dec. ".Eagle City
last night was cornfields and raw prairie.
Today it is a town of 2,000 Inhabitants with
a complete municipal organisation, a bank
in operation, a dally newspaper established,
a hotel, four restaurants, seven saloons, at
least a score of mercantile establishments
and no end of gambling houses.
The lot drawing began at daylight. Each
boomer paid In $25, which entitled him to
a twenty-flve-foot business lot or a fifty-
toot residence lot, the selection to be by
lottery. As soon as the choice sites were
drawn the bidding for them became lively
end several sales were made at from $500
to $1,000 each. Eagle City Is to be a divi
sion point on ths 'Frisco line.
WASHINGTON LETTER IS SOLD
Autograph of Flrat Prealdent Fetches
Blgr Price at Auction
BOSTON, Dec. 6. A letter of George
Washington, written on October 29, 17SS,
to his friend, Patrick Henry, governor ot
Virginia, was sold at auction today for
$580, the purchaser being a New York man,
acting as agent.
The letter is given in full in Sparks'
life of Washington and Is ot some length.
Its subject matter relates to a grant of
money by the Virginia legislature to
Washington In view of his services in the
Revolution and his refusal ot the same.
BANDITS' HORSES ARE SHOT
Securing; Others, However, They Elude
Poaae and Make Good
LA JUNTA, Colo., Dec. 6. A telephone
message from the "J. J." ranch is to tUa
effect that a posse last night overtook the
three men who robbed the Carlton post-
office-oa Saturday night, and In a battle
which ensued two of the robbers' horses
The fugitives, however, held up a party
of hunters, securing fresh horses, and es
caped. The posse la still in pursuit.
JOINT ROBBERS ARRESTED
Bandits Who Held Up Gaming Room
Caught by Idaho
POCATELLO, Idaho, Dec. B. Two of the
three men who hsld up the Eagle club
rooms last night and secured over $1,000
have been captured by a posse.
Another posse Is close on the third mem
ber ot the gang and his capture is almost
LIMITS . COLORADO TAXES
Supreme Court Holds Mining; Com
pany's Peraoaal Property
NEW YORK. Dec. B. The Ptnes-Pcllcan
Mining company, a Colorado corporation
: with offices in New York, received a favor
fable opinion today from the appellate dlvl-
sion of the supreme court, which decided
that the corporation should not be taxed for
Movements of ocean Yraaela, Deo, S.
At New York Arrived: Laurentlan, from
At Glasgow Arrived: Llvonian, from
Huston, hailed: Silurian, for St. Johns.
N. F.. and Philadelphia.
At Queenalown Sailed: Khynland. for
At Isle of Wight Passed : Nordam, from
Rotterdam, for New York.
At IJverpo.il Arrived : Irishman, from
Portland. Sailed: Nomadic, for New York.
At Muvllle Hulled: Pretorlan. from IJver
pool, lor ilaUlux, N. b., and bt. John, N, B.
House Committee Suppoits Proposal to En
force Pnbl' ity.
LITTLEFIELD'S BILL IS FEP0RTE0
Meaanre Will Now Fe .tiiUrel with
Othen Affacticg Ccrabiues.
FINANCIAL DETAILS MUST EE FILED
Full Particulars of Organisation Ara Also
PROMOTERS' STOCK1 IS SPECIALLY TAXED
Firms Falling to Fulull Conditions
May Be Prohibited from Rna-nglasT
In Interstate and Foreign Com
merce by Dlatrlct Courts.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 6. The subcommit
tee of the house Judiciary committee, to
which was referred anti-trust bills, re
ported favorably to the full committee to
day on Mr. Llttlofleld's bill providing for
giving publicity to the affairs of commer
The acting chairman of the ludlciarv
committee appointed a subcommittee todav
consisting of Representatives Llttlefleld
(Me). Overstrect (Ind.), Powers (Mass.).
De Arruond (Mo.) and Clayton (Ala ), to
which all anti-trust bills, including the
publicity bill, have been referred. A meet
ing of the committee is called tor tomor
row. Must File Retarns.
The publicity bill, as amended, provides
that every corporation. Joint stock com
pany or similar organization engaged In
Interstate or foreign commerce, and every
such corporation which shall hereafter be
organized, shall file with the Interstate
commerce commission on or before Septem
ber 1, each year, a return stating Its name,
date of organization, where and when or
ganized, the statutes under which organ
ized, and, if consolidated, the name ot the
constituent companies and the aame Infor
mation concerning them.
It the concerns have been reorganised the
criglnal corporation is to be stated, with
Information concerning It.
The following particulars must also be
(1) Amount of authorized capital stork,
shares Into which divided, their par value,
whether common or preferred and distinc
tion between each.
(2) Amount issued and outstanding,
amount paid in, how much, If any, paid In
cush, and how much, if any. In property,
and if paid in property a description and
cash value .of the property at the time it
3 indebtedness, Its nature and for what
(4) A statement of the assets at their
present cash market value, giving the ele
ments upon which the market value Is
(6) The total earnings and income, oper
ating expenses. Interest, taxes, permanent
improvements,. iwU earning, -dividends de
clared, with ratu and .dulu, during tho
period preceding the first, preceding July,
salaries of officials and wages of employes.
Must Testify oa Oath.
It la provided further that the treasurer
or other officer of concerns affected shall
answer on oath all Inquiries that may be
J mde in writing, under the direction of the
luiersittie cumuivilQ vuiuwibbiuu. rciauw
to 'Its financial condition and its caoltal
stock. ' Such answer is not to be used as
evidence against the person making It. ex
cept In prosecutions under the proposed
A tax of 1 per cent per annum Is Imposed
on so much of the capital stock outstand
ing which Is not fully paid in cash or prop
erty at its full cash market value, and pro
vision Is made for collecting the tag.
Any concern falling to make the return
as required, and any concert) falling to pay
the tax Imposed, is to be restrained, on the
suit of the United States, from engaging In
interstate or foreign commerce.
It Is made the duty ot the attorney gen
eral, at the request of the Interstate com
merce commission, to enforce the provis
ions of the act, and suit may be brought in
any district court ot the United Stgtes at
the selection of the attorney general where
an offending concern has a place ot busi
ness. Provision Is made that the interstate
commerce commission shall prepare and
publish a statement showing a list of cor
porations and disclosing their condition.
. Ths bill does not apply to any concern
with a capital not exceeding $500,000.
CANAL 0NCEM0RE DELAYED
Colombia Cannot Ratify Treaty Till
Juae aad Beaato May Aet
WASHINGTON, Deo. B. If the minister
at Bogota la correctly Informed no treaty
providing for the construction of the Pan
ama canal can be ratified by the Colombian
congress before about June t next.
Secretary Hay has therefore deotded ta
allow the treaty to be ratified la Washing,
ton first, presuming that ha succeeds In
negotiating one, unless the senate inter
poses an objection, which Is not antici
pated. It is expected that early next week Dr.
Herran will be given all the powers neces
sary to sign a treaty.
WILSON DISCREDITS STORY
Secretory of Asrrleultare Does Not Re.
Hove There Has Been Aay Ad
vance laformattoa. ,
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6. Secrete ry Wilson
said today that he did not believe the
charges published in New York that in
formation of last Wednesday's government
crop report had leaked out In advance.
Mr. Wilson said that although he was
away Wednesday, he had made searching
Investigations of similar allegations in the
past, but had been unable to find anything
to sustain the charges.
WASHINGTON HEARS KOCIArt
Famous Violinist Dedicates Serenade
to Mlaa Alice Hooae.
WASHINGTON. Dec. Koclan. the Bo
hemian violin virtuoso, appeared this after
noon for the first time in Washington at
the Columbian theater.
Among his auditors wers Mrs. and Miss
Poosevelt, the Austrian ambassador and
Mrs. Hengelmuller, Mr. and Mrs. Reginald
do Koven, Mr. and Mrs. Cortelyou and
members of the diplomatic corps.
Kocian has Just composed aud dedicated
a "Serenade" for the violin to Miss Alice
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