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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 10, 1871.
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AMERICA IS INVOLVED
Moit New Tak Part in Venejnsla'i
Troubles with Europe.
CASTRO ARRESTS BRIT AiNS ANO GERMANS
Places All Subjects of Edward and
William in Custody.
UNITED STATES PLEDGES PROTECTION
Minister at Caracas Authorised to Aot for
Withdrawing Diplomats. ' v-
RtrUBLlC'S HEAD SAYS HE WILL FIGHT
Tells Interviewer Hli Country' Right
Will Rr Eufrrred and Thu Fore
cast .'-iloa lltlmatum
LONDON, Dee. 10. A dispatch from
Caracas, Veneiuela, dated December 9,
Bay: The combined British and Oerman
fleet today (Tuesday) seised the Venexuelan
fleet, composed of four warshlpa, In the
barbor of La Ouayra.
It is reported that a final ultimatum will
be deltvered tomorrow (Wednesday) asking
for an answer and a compliance with the
dnmand of the British and Oerman minis
ters. CARACAS. Veneiuela. Dec. . All Oer
man and British subjects were arrested to
day. WASHINGTON, Deo. 9. The arrests of
Oerman and British subjecta at Caracas
will. It Is believed, Involve this government
In the trouble, as the United 8tate min
ister haa been asked to take charge of the
Interest of the two counlrlea In Veneiuela.
The probability I that Mr. Bowen has al
ready taken steps toward that end.
Considerable surprise Is expressed here
over the arrests, as the result will be to
add to the serious complications already
existing. It was thought when Mr. Bowen
Drat notified the department that be bad
been asked to aot fbr Great Britain and
Germany that It would not be the end of
Minister Bowen' activities, for from the
tenor of some of the communications be
bad made to the department It wa In
ferred that if be saw an opportunity to use
his good office as a mediator between
President Castro and the British and Ger
man representatives be would promptly
avail himself of the opportunity. '
' The State department would not en
courage him In thl attitude, preferring to
avoid all complications.
' An official, not long returned from Vene
iuela. states that to the best of his Judg
ment the sum of $5,000,000 will probably
cover the claims upon which the ultimatum
laaued yesterday was based. The principal
claim la that of the German railroad, tAillt
at a cost of $10,008,000, and upon which
Veneiuela defaulted for several years the
- Interest tho ncrrimrtt narar.ttt'. r "
The English claim also covers a number
of Items growing out of the government's
appropriation of British railroad.
Castro Ready ta right.
CARACAS, Veneiuela, Dec. . President
Castre In an Interview today said:
"The Venexuelan government baa not re
ceived any ultimatum, properly speaking,
but rather! simultaneous requests from
Oreat Britain and Germany.. The , claims
Oreat Britain asks this government to set
tle are small and up to the present time
we have not been aware of them. Never
bavlag been presented, Veneiuela bas con
sequently never refuaed to settle them.
Great Britain' action, therefore, I with
' "What do you Intend to do In view of the
present attitude of the powers t" was
"Enforce our rtghfs," replied President
Castro-,7 "and explain to the world that
Veneiuela bas laws and prove that we bave
never denied our engagements."
The president was asked what reply the
Venexuelan government would make to the
requests handed It by the German and
British envoy. To thl he replied, after
"The Venesuelaa government 1 aston
iihed that after the note which were
transmitted to It by the diplomatic- repre
sentatives of Germany and Oreat Britain
theae envoys should leave Caracal without
awaiting the reply of the Venexuelan gov
LONDON. Deo. t One of the largest
creditors of Venesuela states that the
ultimatums of Oreat Britain and Germany
had a aeventy-two-bour limit and there
fore will expire on Wednesday.
The Foreign office, while not denying the
correctness of this statement. Intimated to
night that the period is Uabla to extension
There are some Indication of a possible
Settlement, though nothing definite ha yet
LUMBER ASSOCIATIONS MERGE
Delegates Represeatla Tartoaa Sea
tlona Meat aad Oraaalsa a Na
ST. LOTJIS. Dee. . Delegate represent
lag the several associations of the lumber
manufacturing Interest met today at the
Southern hotel and organlxed a national
The objects of tbe new association ars to
handle such vital questions as ths car sup
ply and equipment, insurance, extension of
credits, uniformity In grade and gauges
The associations represented by promt
pent lumber manufacturers are the Missis
slppl Valley Lumbermen's association, the
Oeorgla Sawmill association, the North
western Hemlock Manufacturer' aasocta
tlon, the Hardwood Manufacturers' associa
tlon, the Gulf Timber association, the
North Carolina Pine association, the South
ern Lumber Manufacturers' association and
the Paclfio Coast Lumber Manufacturers
INSANE MAN SMOKED OUT
Holds Onteers at Bay with Ihotaraa
' hat Is Overcome ay Sal-
MEXICO, Mo.. Dsc. 9 Charles Stewart
who had fortified himself In his house near
bere and held the sheriff, a posse of cltl
sens and bis family at bay with a shotgun
Friday last, was smoked out and surren
A portion of tbe house was first tor
down by 'the officers, who then burned sul
phur la the lover rooms.
Stewart be cams auddenly Insane last
week and drove his family from the house.
Today whsn he surrendered be was wltbont
oo and aoaxly troseav-. .
OPPOSED T0J5HIP SUBSIDIES
British Parliamentary Committee
Thinks Honaa Plan W.rki
Mora Harm Thaa Good.
1X5 N DOM, Dec. I. The report of the
elect committee of the Hons of Commoni
on steamship subsidies lssuv"'kis evening
distinctly oppose the pro' nt.
u. ..... .v... Uf.f
owner hT not uffered e
eubsidles paid by foreign govcrnmer...
common aklll and industry are the maw.
factors la the recent development of the
shipping and the trade of foreign countries,
notably Germany. Bubeldlea are held to r
atrlct free competition and facilitate the
establishment of federations and ahlpplng
ring and that therefore a general system
oVnubaldlea, except for aerrlces rendered,
and without government control of the
maximum rates on freight Is, costly and
The committee dlscusse at some length
the effect on British trade on the tranafer
of merchant vessel to foreign ownership
and eoumeraie the British line sold to
the Morgan syndicate and to German.
Dealing with the Morgan transfer, the
If the American railway management
unites with the Meamehlp compnny nan
atcement an Influential undertaking msv
I perhaps he formed, but too many Interests
are mien involved to maite sucn commas
tlons quite as powerful as they might be.
It remains however, quite certain that the
transfer of British 'ships to foreign flags,
whether owning foreign subsidies or other
wise, may cause serious results, such a
developing new trades In which British
ahip owners without government backing
cannot engage and the substitution of
foreign officers and crewa for British.
SQUADRON CAPTURES' TOWN
Maaeavers Begin by Taking Mayaque
In Porto Rlro and vMlnlng
MATAGUEZ, Porto Rico, Dec. I. The 1
white squadron, consisting of Iowa, lilt- I
nols, Albany and Chicago, captured Maya- I
gues at 6:09 this morning and Immediately I
mined the channel. ,' I
While the operation was In progress I
Nashville and Eagle were sighted and sue- I
cessfuily entered the harbor. San Francisco
and Atlanta had not appeared. The only I
vessels sighted by the white squadron were I
three scouts at the eastern end of Mona
passage, and Hist, which left Mayagues as
Admiral Sumner's fleet entered. It waa al
lowed to escape.
The result was due to the plans followed.
The problem required the white squadron
to take a porltlon at o'clock In the after
noon of December 5 at a point on a eurve
located 142 mile east of Barbadoe, the Ob
jective being Mayagues, Ouayanllla, Ponce,
Ensenada or Culebra.
Finding that Nashville, Eagle, Atlanta
and Ban Francisco were unable to make the
standard speed of twelve knots, they were
ordered to be detached and were deployed
as scouts over the nesrest course to the
southern coast of Porto Rico to attract the
attention of the enemy
The' remainder of the squ.dron steamed
J00 miles westward of the Islands nntll
north of Porto Rico and, Mona passage, be
tween Porta Rica aad Saa Amingo. The
vessels then headed rftrrther r south, '.wtfttl
daylight and dropped anchor hereabout at
OCI CfTinM m PC MnnC SfmW
gLUL.UIIWI1 I W Ub wwwi. I
Archbishop to Ba Named for Chicago
sad a Coadjutor Blakoo
ROME, Dec. 9. The documents regarding
the election of an archbishop of Chicago
In succession to the late Archbishop Fee
han, and a coadjutor bishop of Pittsburg
were today sent to ths congregation of the
Cardinal Satolll, who wss oharged to
um up the situation ror unioago, ana
Cardinal Martlnelli. who sums up for Pitts-
burg, will present the result to their col-
leagues for dUcusslon at a meeting to take
place December 15.
DUEL SURE TO BE RESULT
Violent Altercation Take Place In
Conference Room of Cuban
House of Representatives.
HAVANA, Dec. 9 Senor Pares, secretary
of the house of representatives, was at
tacked in a conference room of the house
by Representative Mendleta and twice
knocked down before congressman sepa-
The first named Is a nationalist and
Mendlata is a republican. The difficulty
grew out of debates in the bouse. It Is
asserted tbat a duel is sure to result.
ANAnLHIo lb Ant oUnrnlotU
Thirteen Arrested y pile In Act
Taklaa- Oath to Kill Klaf
ROME, Dee. 9. Thirteen anarchists were
srrested near Spexxla last night after a
The police surprised them at a meeting
while they were In the act of taking an
oath 'with poniards to assassinate King
One of the anarchists snd one of the
police were severely -wounded.
AMATEURS DISPENSE. POISONS
Gallclan Drag Clerks Strike aad Em
ployers Encase .Maay I nana I
VIENNA, Dec 9. Druggists in the
province of Galicla bave installed a num
ber of unqualified dispsnsers as the re
ult of a strike among their assistants.
Among the amateur dispensers who now
have free access to dangerous poisons are
a bank cashier, a bookbinder, a eollege
proressor. many law aiuaeoia sua govern-
Baak of Germany Statement.
BERLIN, Dec. 9. Tbe weekly state
ment of the Imperial Bank of Germany !
shows the following changes: Cash In
hand, decreased ll.220.eOa marks; treasury
notes, increaaed 100,000 marks; other se
curities, decreased 42,900,000 mark; notes
In circulation, decreased 22,220,000 marks.
ROCK ISLAND COMPLETES LINE
Will Ran tram Lnwtaa
to Wanrlka This
GUTHRIE, Okl., Dec. 9 The Rock Is
land will complete Its line from Lawton,
Okl., through Temple snd Waltera, to Wau-
rika, Okl.. fifty miles, this week and a
regular trmla service will be established at
At Waurlaa connection ta mad Vila th
BuUa Ua I Fort Worth,
WOMAN MARRLE EVllTS DEAD
Tears Start te Commissioners' Ejes a
Miner Tells Story.
CENTENARIAN CAST ON STREETS IN RAIN
Family Taraed Oat far Rent
Strike, Altboagh Ml
ked Tear aad Bat-
farad Maay Injuries.
SCRANTON, Pa., Dec 9. Having listened
during the pait two or three dajra to
atorles alleging heartless cruelty by the
Markle firm on boy, the strike commission
waa today told a pathetic tale of a wife
dead and a r.ntftkrllil woman Avlnm mm
tne reIult of , M.rMe t,cUon.
The narrative told almply, though In a
volc, ,hakln, at tlmm wltn ,ob brought
tear, ,0 lhe ,M of m,ny i0 over.
e,m. judf.e Qnj tht he coula not gU gU
He rose from his seat and strode nervously
up and down while the broken-hearted
miner poured forth his misery.
The witness, Henry Coll, was an old
man, scarred and worn with year of un
derground toll. Ha started by telling
some tew of the Injuries which have befal
len him in the mines. One of his legs, he
said, was no better than a wooden on, he
waa minus an eye, hi hand had been
crushed, his rib broken and his skull
fractured. Yet only once had the company
consented to compensate him, and then only
when his fellow employes forced a $50 do
nation, and even then the money he owed
the firm waa first deducted.
Then he went on to tell the most pa
thettc story yet brought to the attention
of the commission.
He was one of the thirteen evicted by
the Markle Bros, a month ago because
they were unable to pay the house rent
due for the strike period. His wife wa
sick and her 100-year-old mother, blind and
unable to walk, yet they were all thrown out
on the street and left to shift for them-
selves as best they could. Without money,
almost without hope, the toil-scarred vet
eran managed, he scarcely realized how, to
get the poor woman over the seven inter
venlng mllea to Hazleton and lodge them
In a cold, damp house, the only shelter be
Wife Dies of Eipotsre.
Here a local doctor came to his assist
ance and treated the two sick women with
out money and without price; but It was
too late. The sickness and exposure had
done their work, "for one night," explained
the poor fellow between hi heart-broken
sob, "my wife died."
The commissioner by this time were al-
moit as tearful a the poor old man him
self. They strove to keep back the tear
which sprang all too readily to their eyes.
and Judge Gray rose from hi seat and
paced nervously back and forth. When the
witness reached the climax the kindly-
hearted Jurist looked at blm a minute and
aaM I burled her yesterday.'
Then be went on to tell how the old
aether lay' gradually aKknaan twiytoa
over her daughter's state and the loso-of
the old home.
'I don't know If she is alive today or
not." he said, and no one wishing to cross
.... .,. W.T Al.mUsed h the
chairman with the emphatic statement
"that is all Mr. Coll, and that' enough."
When the commission resumed, H. C,
Reynolds announced the death of Dr. J. N.
Rice, an Independent operator, who was a
party to the arbitration scheme and prom
Inent In the present negotiations. The
chairman expressed sorrow at the news
The first witness was James McGonigle,
formerly employed by the Marlile
company. ne saia iue urmni an
wormng in were u uu8rrUu. lu u
A.mnl.ln.i1 . n , nnmndnv nmplflla I Hflt h
m'BDt ne Kinea. lie wss ioia luni u ue
worxea any omer oreasi u wouiu uov u
Btven any cars. He went out on strike, and
after the suspension was refused work and
evicted from his house.
B. D. Gallagher, another Markle miner.
testified that the company charged him 35
cents a gallon tor oil that sells in Hazleton
a few mile away for 18 cents, and 32 cents
a quire for blasting paper that can be bad
Market Price of Ponder.
Judge' Gray asked the outalde market
price for powder. Some of the Independent
miners said $125 per keg, but attorneys
or the miners said 90 to 96 cents. The
companies are selling It to the miners at
I $1.50 keg,
Andrew Hannik. a Hungarian, told how
the Markles evicted him. He was followed
fhy Henry Coll, whose evidence was the
I feature of the day.
T ,nv m.mant n twn mttr lUfv Pntl
I left the stand for commissioners and coun
sel to resume their composure. . Then two
more witnesses told bow they were refused
work by the Markle company, and J. B
Gallagher, the national board member of
the United Mine Worker of . America for
the Haxleton district, took the stand and
described conditions as be found them at
The air in soma of the nnrwav. bo aald.
w io bad tnat miners' lamps would not
burn. If he had a drill hole started and his
lamp went out he would ponttnue work In
the dark until his condition became so
weakened by the air that be had to go out.
So far as be could remember, not one
man who waa on any of tbe Markle griev
ance committee waa now working for that
Gallagher explained the troubles at th
Markle mines after the recent strike was
over, when the men refused to go to work
because John Markle Imposed certain con
Boy Is Clabhed and Beaten
An 18-year-old Hungarian alate picker at
the Markle mines said before the strike
he received 85 cents, but now only 75
I cent a day. The company never notified
I him of the reduction and be still ld the
1 same worn.
The breaker boas, who stood over the
pickers often clubbed him, kicked and
swore at him for not picking slate faster.
Mrs. Kats Burns of Jeddo followed with
a story of how she and her two boy
worked thirteen years to pay off a bouse
rent and coal bill due the Markle company
Her buaband -was killed In th Markle
mines. The company never offered ber
penny, but the employee gave ber 8180.
When the eldeat child wa 14 year old
b nt Dln to tb mlne to help earn the
dally bread. At th end of tbe first month
his wage statement showed that she owed
8398 for back rent. The boy's wage for
the month had been taken off the bill and
hp came borne empty handed
She submitted to this and in the courae
of time her next boy was old enough to
help and ba, too, wa sent to the colliery
Like the older brother, be received no pay
bis earnings being deducted for rent.. The
tsars of the mother on the witness stand
were by this time welling up, and she
.J j.CoaUau4 on Second PagsJ
DROPS A BOX "OF DYNAMITE
Kear Mea la
viTtrreniDDV o- fun Pnn, men
were killed and ten mi'sred. three probably
fatally, by the exploiter of a box of dyna
mite in No. 6 mine of tb Lehigh tt Wilkes-
barre Coal company at (South WHkesbarr
The names of the kll'ed are:
ROBERT Ht'MBLEBKK, carpenter, aged
ARTHUR JONES, company band, aged IS;
MATTHEW PHILLIPS, miner, aged 8;
JAMES M GLYNN, laborer, aged 36; mar
The fatally Injured;
The most seriously Injured are;
The men had lowered. Into the shaft.
hlch Is 110 feet deep, a box of dynamite
weighing fifty pounds. When the bottom
of the shaft was reached J'hllllps took the
box off the carriage. It slipped from
hi hands and fell to the ground.
The concussion exploded the dynamite
and the twenty men who were In the im
mediate vicinity getting their tool In
readiness to go to their respective cham
bers were hurled In all directions. The
woodwork at the bottom c-f the shaft was
lso torn and scattered shout. A soon
as possible word was sent to the surface
and a rescuing party was sent down.
0 HELP THE TEA SITUATION
Dill Extending the Time Daring
Which Imparts May Remain In
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9. A bill was Intro
duced in the house today by Representative
Payne, chairman of the committee on ways
and means, which aim to relieve the situa
tion with reference to tea.
It provides that any merchandise depos
ited in any public or private bonded ware
house may be withdrawn tor consumption
within three years from the date of original
Importation on payment of Xhe duties and
charge to which It may be .subject by law
at the time of such withdrawal.
There are some further provision which
safeguard the proposed legislation.
OWA MEN ARE APPOINTED
Senate Con Br ma Nominations Made by
President to Various Official
WASHINGTON, Dec, 9.-Tbe following
appointment were today approved by the
William H. Mackay." Jr., rn trshal for the
First district of Kansas; vtfert m. Mc
Wade (Pa.), now consul, t -a oonsul gen
eral nt Csnton. . v
PrtnMiit4n Iowa O. L Hert --Geln-nell;
J. F. Mentser, Knuvll1e; V. B.
Means, Boone; L. B. Cox, ' Belle Flain;
C. B. Hammond, Dows; E. P. Delander,
Madrid; J. McKay, sr., Des Moines; N.
A. Dill, Columbus junction; J. A, Homln
ger, Bloomtleld; Q. H. Dunlap, Clartnda; C.
if. retx, Aigona.
Kansas J. F. Forkner. Columbus: T. H.
Earnest, Cherry vale; J. A. Eaton, Erie.
UNDERGOING N0 HARDSHIPS
Conditions Connected with Canal Dap
nt Calebrn by Sailors Are
Sanitary. - -
WASHINGTON. Dec. 9. Authoritative
denial of1 the reports from Culebra to the
effect- that the sailors of the North Atlantic
squadron were undergoing severe hardships
n being required to dig a canal under un
sanitary conditions is contained in the fol
lowing cablegram received at the Navy de
partment today from Admiral Dewey, dated
San Juan. P. R., December 8:
Conditions connected with canal due at
Culebra absolutely sanitary. No sickness
whatever among men so employed.
OWENS IS TO BE RECEIVER
He is Named by the President
the Land Office at North
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9. The president
today sent tbe following nominations to the
Receiver of public moneys, E. D. Owens.
at North Platte. Neb.
Second lieutenants or Infantry. Nicholas
W. Campagnoll of New Mexico and John
WEDDING AT A DEATHBED
uymp- ratner insists ipsa Beelap
Dasgkter Married to Man of
HELENA, Mont., Dec. 9. Judge Cornelius
Hedgea, on of The beat known pioneer of
Montana, and perhaps the most prominent
Mason In til staU, lie at the point of
The wedding of Miss Edna Cornelia
Hedges, the daughter of the Judge, and
Harry B. Palmer of this city was 10 have
taken place Wednesday, but when It be
came apparent that the Judge was sinking
he requested that the ceremony be per
formed at once.
Powerful atlmulanta were administered
to the sick man and the wedding took place
last night at his bedside.
CLEVELAND IN ATTENDANCE
Bs-Presldent la One of the Prominent
Mea Present at CItIo Federa.
NEW YORK. Dec. 9 The second day'
meeting of tbe Industrial department of
the National Civic federation began today
with a large attendance.
Ex-President Cleveland was one of tbe
early arrivals. He and Senator Hanna
spent some time In conversation, after
which the former president met a number
of others. On entering the ball be vis
greeted wun applause.
Several of Mr. Moody's party of English
labor leaders were present. The subject
for discussion waa "Restriction of Output
and the first speaker wa John S. Common
DAKOTA MAN IS MISSING
Watertowa Farmer's Ian Disappears
aad Foal Play Is
SIOUX CITY, Ja., Dec. 9. John Sadler,
aon of a wealthy farmer living near Water
town, 8. D., bas mysteriously disappeared
Foul play Is feared.
His father aays ba will spend 10,000, it
aaamiiry, u sad hi sou.
LINDSAY IS ON THE GROUND
Brings with Him Strong Indorsements for
GREENE PLEADS FOR THE CATTLEMEN
Senator Clark latrodaces a Bill Pro.
vldlaa; n Peaalty for Stealing
from Indian Wnrds of the .
(From a-Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9. (Special Tele
gram.) Chairman H. C. Lindsay of the
republican state central committee of Ne
braska Is in Washington for the purpose of
making a contest for United States district
attorney. Mr. Lindsay brings with him the
largest number of endorsement ever filed
by a candidate for an office in Nebraaka.
These endorsements are arranged by classes
and when they reach the president it is
believed they will have very great weight
In bringing about his nomination as suc
cessor to W. 8. Summers, the present in
cumbent. In addition to every state officer
elect, Mr. Lindsay has been endorsed by
every present state officer, with the excep
tion of Governor Savage. With but few
exceptions he has in his list of recom
mendations personal letters from every
county chairman In the state, with the ex
ception of the senators from Douglas and
Fillmore counties he has the endorsements
of every republican senator elected in No
veraber last. Out of seventy-seven repub
lican members of the house of represents
tlves he has slxtv-flve. With but two or
three exceptions he has received personal
assurances from every member of the state
committee that will personally work for
Mr. Lindsay's appointment. In addition to
this Is an array of personal endorsements
which make a stack of papers that cannot
fall to impress the president when they
are presented to him. He will file strong
personal letters favorable to his candidacy
from Congressmen Burkett. Hlnshaw and
Klnkald, while Senator Dietrich will back
all this array of testimonials wltn nis per
sonal efforts to pull off the appointment for
Mr. Lindsay. Mr. Lindsay Is on the ground
to make the fight for his nomination and
will remain in Washington until the ais
trtct attorneyship matter I settled.
Senator Millard will support Mr. Sum
mers, the present Incumbent, and Bhould
tha senators be unable to agree, it is ex
pected the question will be laid before the
Dresldent for decision. Tomorrow mr.
Lindsay will have a conference with Sen
ator Millard and will present his endorse
nients, which cover the entire state and
which inslude a very great majority of the
leadera of the party.
Hlnshaw Mill for Shelley.
Congressman Hlnshaw stated today that
as far as he was concerned there would be
no compromise cn the Falrbury postofflce
fight. "I am for Mr. Bhelley," he saiu
I have no other candidate. I have or
bave sot the right of appointing. It it
should develop tbat I bave a right to name
a postmaster' at Falrbury I shall name Mr.
SheUe. -Hrt w;lwiilL4kBprir at iytMMTJ
Dietricn naa ma rigat- 01 npiKjjuimi-ui.,
must acquiesce, but until the ruling Is
made I shall insist upon my right to name
the postmaster In my home town, even
though I am only a congressman-elect
There Is no quarrel between Senator Diet
rich and myself," said Mr. Hinshaw, "and
whatever is done will be Jone, so far as
I am concerned, along amicable lines.'
Mr. Hlnshaw today saw the fourth as
sistant postmaster general In relation to
the commission for Thomas Healy, who has
been recently reappointed postmaster a
Milford. Neb. Mr. Hlnshaw learned that
a new commission was not necessary and
that Mr. Healy would go on as before.
Welmtrr Here on lluslnesa.
John L. Webster of Omaha arrived in
Washington last night on matters con
nected with the Interior department. Mr.
Webster, it will be recalled, was retained
by the government to represent the In
dians of the Omnha and Winnebago tribe
In the litigation growing out of cltlxens"
claims and allotments subject to these
claims. There were twenty-five of f"hese
claims altogether, and Mr. Webster secured
the disallowance of twenty-three of thom,
two being allowed by ths court of appeals.
Greene Represents Cattlemen.
C. J. Greene of Omaha is in Washing
ton in the Interest of the cattlemen of
Nebraska and will present the cattlemen's
side of the fence question to President
Roosevelt and Secretary Hitchcock during
hi stay here.
Mcl.eod Named for Postmaster.
Senator Millard today sent in the name
of Donald McLeod to be postmaster at
Schuyler, the selection having been made
by Congressman-elect J. J. McCarthy of
the Third district. Mr McCarthy imme
diately after the election, met all the can
didates for the Schuyler postofflce. He
consulted the endorsers of the several can-,
didates and party workers and reached the
conclusion which Senator Millard today
Mrs. David B. Henderson, wife of tbe
speaker, haa arrived In Washington to re
main for ths balance of the session.
Aberdeen Wants Granite.
Citliens of Aberdeen, 8. D., are desirous
that their new postofflce building, for which
congress haa appropriated 8175,000 for a
site and structure, shall be built of gran
ite. The supervising architect of the treas
ury, in his estimatea of the cost of the
superstructure, concluded that he could not
use granite with the money at hand, and
recently let the contract at a price based
upon the use of sandstone. F. A. Brown
of Aberdeen and Senator Klttredge and
Representative Martin have laid the case
before the Treasury department, but it
is probable that If an entire granite struc
ture is insisted upon, congress will have
to supply more money.
No Crime to Steal from Indiana.
Senator Clark (Wyo.) today Introduced a
bill providing for punishment of crime
against Indian ward of the United State.
Strange a It may aeera, there is now no
law under which white may be punished
who steal from Indians. Commissioner
Jones has upon several occasions unoffi
cially called the strange condition to the
attention of members of congress, but It
ha remained far Senator Clark to take
the matter In hand with the result that It
hi bill become a law, stealing from In
dians will be heavily punished. Senator
Clark's bill provide that a theft of not
over 825 dollars in value from an Indian
a ward of the United State shall be pun
Isbed by a term in the penitentiary of
one year, over 825 from oue year to
fourteen years in the penitentiary ' at the
discretion of the Judge.
Work a Private Enterprise.
Members of the Iowa, Nebraska and
South Dakota delegations are receiving let
ters from constituent asking If th gov-
ICouilnued on Second Fafo.)
CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair Wednesday.
Except Snow In Southwest Portion: old
In West Portion; CuM Wave at NlKht in
Northwest Portion. Thursday, Fair.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterdayt
. . 1.1
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31 p. m
; 3 P
8 a. m. . . . . . 17
t a. m IT
4 p. m
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10 a. m SO
11 n. ra S3
lil m XI
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7 p. m
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FUEL 'FIGHT FINALLY OVER
Colorndo Fartloas Meet and Agree on
Joint Action at Today'a
DENVER, Dec. 9. The conflicting in
terests in the Colorado Fuel and Iron
company tonight reached a compromise.
The following statement, signed by I, C. H.
McClement, J. C. Osgood and E. Hawley,
was given out:
"Member of the three proxy committee
agreed that the committees should vote
their stock for thirteen directors, four
named by the Osgood committee, four bt
the Butler-Gould-McClement committee,
four by the .Hawley-Harrlman committee
and five for James H. Hyde, vice presi
dent of the Equitable Life Assursnce so
ciety of New York.
"The suit now pending in the United
States court, district of Colorado, is to be
The directors agreed upon are: James
H. Hyde, H. E. Huntington. E. H. Harrl
man, J. A. Kebler, J. M. Herbert, A. C.
Cass, George J. Gould, J. L Jerome, E.
Hawley, John H. McClement, Frank Trum
bull. Charles Henry Butler and J. C. Os
good. RIGIDLY GUARD CATTLE
Canada Modifies Restrictions, hat
New York Redoubles Efforts
ALBANY, N. Y.. Dec. 9. The state agri
cultural department is making desperate
effort to keep tbe foot and mouth tiiseas?
out of this state. Every railroad, highway
and ferry leading Into tho state is guarded
by officers of the department, which Is
closely co-operating with the United States
LONDON, Dec. 9. The Official Gazette to
day announced that special orders had been
issued permitting the Cunard liner Syl-
vanla, from Boston, and the Leyland liner
California, from Portland, Me., to land live
stock under certain restrictions.
OTTAWA, Ont., Dec. 9. It was decided
by the cabinet today to permit the ship
me.it of skins and hides through New Eng
land In bond.
An order in council wns passed prohib
iting wool grown in the New England state
from being Imported Into Canada during
the existence of the foot and mouth dis
ease. . . .
GLAD-TO SEE IMPLEMENT- MEN
Sioux Falls Entertain the Trl-State
Association In Royal
SlOUX FALLS. S. D., Dec. 9. (Special
Telegram.) The fourth annual convention
of the Retail Implement Dealers' associ
tlon of South Dakota, southwestern Minne
sota and northwestern Iowa was called to
order bere thW evening for a session last
ing 'until Thursday forenoon. The dele
gates and other visitors were welcomed to
Slcux Falls by City Attorney H. H. Keith
J. D. Barlow of Flanktnton responded In
behalf of the association.
The feature of tonight's session was the
annual address of M. D. Thompson of Ver
mlllon, president of the association. After
the appointment of committees the conven
tlon adjourned for a smoker and social
SLOWLY ROASTS TO DEATH
Boy's Foot Caught Under Sill of Burn
ing House and He Cannot
ClRD ISLAND, Minn., Dec. 9. Eight
buildings, Including the Bird Island bank
and the Bird Island Hardware company
were destroyed by fire here today. Loss
over 100.000. George Fewer, aged 16, was
helping to carry goods out of a store when
a kerosene tank exploded. The explosion
lifted the building and Fewer' foot was
caught under the sill in the front doorway
The boy's father and others tried to pull
the bo, out, but the flames pouring out
drove them back and the boy slowly roasted
LAND READY TO DISTRIBUTE
Indian Estate Will Bo Portioned Out
Within tho Next Sixty
ARDMORE. I. T., Dec. 9. With tbe gov
ernment appraisement of the. land in th
Chickasaw-Choctaw nation completed, ev
erythlng 1 practically arranged 'for allot
ment of alne million acrea to the Indiana.
Under the lsw each Indian is entitled t
the value of 820 acres of average allotable
land. The value of each allotment being
81,000. Division will commence within sixty
ACHELE STAYS PROCEEDINGS
Denver Clerk Secure Writ Delaylag
Seatenco la Contempt
DENVER, Dec. 9 The court of appeal
today granted a writ of supersedeas stay
ing execution of sentence in tbe contempt
case of County Clerk Acheles.
, A bond of 8500 was exacted.
Movemeats ot Oceaa Vessels Dec. 9.
At New York Arrived Segursnca, from
Colon, Loree, Llcatln, etc.; Denbighshire,
from Manila, etc.; Erica, from K Illusion,
etc.; Ixird Antrim, from Hwansea; Finland,
At Antwerp Arrived Kroonlsnd, from
At Plymouth Arrived Graf Waldersee,
from New York.
At Bremen Arrived Kaiser WUhelm der
urosse, from isew xorK.
At Bermuda Arrived Patria, from Mar"-
erne, and Naple. from New York tfor
At Hamburg-Balled-Assyria, from Phil-
At Movllle Arrived Astoria, from New
York. f..r Glasgow, and proceed. .!; Ha-
variun. from John, N. B., and Halifax,
New yundon-Arr'ved-Mln"'ha,'a. om
At Hruwhead Passed Sylvanla.
in ih ion, ror Liverpool.
a, u A , Ol..lll
York; ritta dl Torino, from New York.
At Glasgow Arrived Trltonla, from
Mon,ral- . .. , T , ,
At Liverpool Sailed Jvarnta. for Boston.
luuiomun. ' -.
1 r iii r -j nil 1 1 111. 11, mi : I w
URGE FULL TAXATION
Eealtj Men Ask for Immense AsseM-sent
1 gainst Union Pacific,
FILE COMPLAINT WITH BOARD OF REVIEW
Valus the Company's Property Within the
City at $34,600,000.
RAISE OF OVER TWENTY-SEVEN MILLION
ax Commissioner Fleming's Valuation on
the Property is $8,954,940,
ARNING POWERS OF BRIDGE ARE SHOWN
Complaint States that the River Croea.
lag Property Kara fiOO.OOO Annu
ally for the Vnlnn Paelne
Thirty-four and a half millions of dol
lar Is the assessment which the tax com
mittee of the Resl Estate exchange ask
he Board of Review to place upon the
property of the Union Paclfio Railroad com
pany taxable in this city.
Just before the adjournment of the board.
between 5:30 and 6 o'clock last evening. ,
James II. Mcintosh, as attorney, filed a
complaint In due form and . In specific
terms protesting against th assessment of
the property of the Union Pacific company
as fixed. This complaint is sworn to by
George T. Morton, as complainant, and
deals with each portion or class of the
company's property separately and In de
Beginning with the bridge. It Is related
that tbe west half ot that structure I
within the limit of this city and taxablo
here, and that the bridge with Its ap
proaches is three-quarters ot a mile in
length and was built pursuant to a fran
chise granted by act of congress and that
the only other franchise for bridge aero
the Missouri river are those held by tbe
Omaha Terminal railway and the Chicago,
Burlington aV Qulnoy Railway company. By
virtue of these fact, It 1 argued, tbe
Union Pacific company control to' a great
extent the access to the city for the trans
portation of freight and passengers.
Amount of Bridge Tolls,
It Is shown that tbe company - charges
tolls for the use of its brldgs. and there
are cited the contract with th Rock
Island and Chicago, Milwaukee ft St. Paul
roads whereby the Union Pacific road col
lects 83,760 per month from each of those
companies, and it 1 stated that, with other
tolls collected from railroad companies, th
Union Pacific company derive an aggregate
income from the bridge In toll ot 8850,000
per year. In addition to tbe use of tho
bridge in the transportation of Its . own.
car. For the pufpoae of arriving at th
net earnings,' the cost of maintaining 'the
bridge and operating ears, and for deteri
oration ' In th bridge property, aa allew'
ance at 10 percent, or ,888,000. I mad. '
revtitgtheB; protii at TTOf.Wannuany '
Treating thai sum on the basis Of a ( per
cent, profit oa the investment, the com
plaint places a capital valuation ot 912,-
750,000 on the bridge property. , .
Tbeiefore, it is argued that ths one-halt
of the bridge taxable in Omaha Is of the
value of 8. 375,000, and that the 1908 as
sessment of that property should be raised
from 810,000 to that amount.
Value ot Passenger Station.
In a second complaint, forming part ot
the same document the union passenger
station Is discussed and In this connection
the complaint says, In part:
That said passenger station 1 of - lats
construction and was built at a cost ot
34110,0110; that said depot grounds and pas
senger station are used by said rnllrosd
company for the accommodation ot its own
pasxengers - and also for the purpose of
deriving a revenue by letting to other rail
road companies the privileges of Joint use
with It of said station as a union passen
ger station In the city ot Omaha, from
which said joint use and letting the said
T'nion Pacific Hnllroad company derives a
large revenue, the exact amount of which
Is unkpnwn to the complainant; that ths
fair raah value of shld depot ground and
naenger station Is more than the sum of
8M1.UI0, snd that the assessment ot said
depot property ought to be raised from Its
present valuation of 810.000 to IMl.OUO.
Trackage and Franchise.
In a third complaint is considered the
double track extending from the west ter
minus of the Missouri river bridge, near
the foot ot Mason street, to the city llmita,
a distance of 3 46-100 miles, which doubl.
trark Is on the main right-of-way and 1
used as a part of the main line. These
main tracks, with their right-of-way and
sidetracks, are estimated to be worth an
aggregate sum of 82,011,772.22, exclusive of
This franchise the complaint value on a
basis of the difference between the cost ot
reproducing the road, which. Is 825,000 per
mile for the entire system of more than .
6,000 miles of road, and th market value
of It stocks and bonds, which Is 8100,000
per mile for the company'a entire system.
Therefore, In tbe case of tbe portion of
the main line sidetracks and right-of-way
In question the franchise Is arguad-to be'
worth 86,000,000, and the combined value 6t
the tangible property and franchise Is
placed at 88.011,722.22. The board Is Urged
to raise the assessment on this. portion Of
the property from 830,000 to 8,0U.721.t3.
Spur Tracks aad Terminals.
In another 'section, designated as the
fourth complaint, attention I given to th
spur track running from tbe main track
to the river bank. Upon this portion of the
property, which, it Is rtated, bas bean
omitted entirely from lhe assesstbent. Is
placed a valuation of 81.ttlB9t.40j and the
board Is asked to so assess It. 1
The fifth complaint treats ot the, termi
nals. The fact is recalled that "gnore (than
thirty years ago th Union Paclfio Rail
way company, predecessor of the Union
Pacific Railroad company, acquired by deed
of gift from the city tf Omaha a very
large amount of real estate and also ac
quired from tbe United States government
and other sources real estate additional to
that given tt by the city ot Omaha, ao that
by reason ot the premise th railroad
company now owns mors than 454.48 acre
of land In the city of Omaha extending
along and lying In the easterly aid of tbe
city and near the banks af tbe Missouri
river and affording natural facilities foe
the construction of a system ot terminals
1 In the city of Omaha." Upon this property.
u u ,tated the company maintain more
tnan 86.64 mile or terminal track. The
accessibility of. these termlnala to th busl-
1 . ia.rir 1. h,n-hf nut with m.irh
j ne" al8trlct brought out with much
1 force and the tact I noted that the com-
! pany make a customary charge for terml-
tt, g(!rvlce of 2 B0 per e,r whether In run-
' nlng its own car for delivering freight or
for operating the care of other companies.
I 1 118 earnings 01 ipe terminal system at
1 placed at 81.000 per day, or annual gross
earnings of 8365.000. An allowance of 86.-
. , . - "
j wo per annum la mads tor the coat
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