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SEES END OF STRIKE
Director of Uilon Faclfio Says s Compro-
miss Hu Been Beached.
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TtRMS, HOWEVER, ARE NOT GIVEN OUT
Sfayi President Burt Will Burt West Friday
to Confer with Men.
pECUTlYE BOARDS HOLD JOINT SESSION
' Statement Made After the Adjournment
:. J of This Meeting.
ioCAL MEN TALK ON THE SITUATION
, fnalat that WkittTtr Else Is Agreed
ipo Piece Work Mast Re A han
't dnn.d and tha Scab
f';. NEW YORK, Dec. 31. (Special Tele
jfcram.) That the officials of the Union Pa
Iclfle rallrosd and representstlves of the em--ployen
of the company have arrived at a
'satisfactory agreement In regard to the
grievances of striking shopmen, which
ikrcatened aerlous trouble on all the Har
' . riman controlled roads, became definitely
,known today, when a report was made to
libs executive committee of both the Union
p'aclflc and Southern Pacific railways that
the strike was over. While Mr. llarrlman
maintains his characteristic reticence con
-corning the situation, it director of the com-
fpony said todny:
"A most eatlafactory report on the labor
situation was presented to the executive
committees todsy. President Burt Is ex-f"
pected to go west on Friday to thorou
put the case to the men. A com' ' '
has boen effected, but I cannot d' ,. Us
details. Not only has the strl'' shop
men been .terminated, but jr jreatened
sympathetic strlkea areT-rted by the
fair el""1 the officials have taken toward
"i tin Cl
em '.r.c con
Charles II. Tweed of the South-
company attended. Mr. Tweed'i
resignation ss chairman of the Southern Pa
cific board, not as a member, was accepted,
although nothing has been done toward
electing bta successor.
J. W. Kline, executive committeeman for
the Union PsclHo blacksmiths, ssys that
negotiations between the strikers and
t'ulon Pacific officials In the east have as
sumed a more favorable aspect than the
press dispatches even Indicate. He has
been In dally communication since last Sat
urday with President Slocum of the Inter
national Brotherhood of Blacksmiths, who
la In New York. The supposition of some
la thst the Union Pacific officials sought
first to deal with the three crafts, machin
ists, blacksmiths and bojjcmakers, sep
arately, but finding this disagreeable to the
trlkers, they yielded to the only alterna
tive of meeting the labor leaders lto-g-nther.
Mr. Kline however, does not take
. Mr, Kline aays the one point at' Issue
Upu'j which there ill be nJ' com
the disposition of the strike breakers
These men must leave the shops uncondi
tionally or there will be do abandonment of
If Strike la Hot Settled. J
"We will effect one of the biggest mo
tive power striken In the history of the
country," said this leader, "it the Union
Pacific fight Is not settled as a result of
the negotiations in New York. Wa bave
the moral support of our men everywhere
and will have ample financial resources.
We will be prepared to wage the war as
long as the railroads can. We must fight
this out to the finish. We cannot listen to
compromise. We started In six months
ago to settle the question of piecework and
settle It right and we will not atop until
that result is accomplished. - The life of
our unions Is at stake. If the Union Pa
clflo should win this strike and Introduce
piecework on Its system, which would mean
on the entire llarrlman system, it would
Imply be the opening wedge that would
fatally split our organizations and admit
the Introduction of piecework throughout
the country. And. whenever that Is done,
whenever piecework Is In general operation
the unions are done for. Piecework Is the
death knell of organised labor."
The resignation of Chairman Tweed cre
ates now Interest In Omaha. Strikers con-
, tend that It has special significance and
interpret Mr. Tweed's action to indicate
the stubborn opposition of some members
of the Southern Pacific board to the policy
of the Union Pacific. It is believed here
that the Southern Pacific's avowed policy
Is to steer clear of any further trouble and
by all means to aee tht the strike Is crt
complicated so as to Involve that road
The only method for accomplishing this
purpose, according to the strikers, la for
the strike to be settled forthwith.
Cms of the most conservative leaders of
the strlks last night Informed a reporter
for The Bee that pledges have been re
ceived from shopmen on the Baltimore ft
Ohio to co-operate actively with the
Union Pacific striker If they fall In their
negotiations at Nsw York. It alresdy hss
been stated that the Northwestern, Ssnta
Fe and, of course, the Southern Pacific
shopman are pledged for a sympathetic
Strike It the settlement falls.
PINNED UNDERTHE ENGINE
ratal Wreck Oceara on loath Park
Host Wear Plttsbars Switch,
DENVER. Dec. SI. The combination train
on the 8outh Park railroad, which left Den
vor last evening, wss wrecked about 4
o'clock this morning near Pittsburg switch,
four miles east of Breckinridge. The en
gine and tour cars jumped the track and
rolled down so embankment
Engineer Daniel Wllllsms and Fireman
Frank Younger, both of Como, were pinned
under tbs locomotive and were terribly
' scalded. Wllllsms died two hours after
being removed from th wreck. Younger
may recover. The passenger car remained
upoa the track and no passengers were In
jured. BACKER MUST SERVE TIME
Edward S, Dreyer of Chloasro la
Besyla the Hew Year In
yjCAnO. Dec. 81. Edward 8. Dreyer,
lr buuker and treasurer of the West
m ,v a faLen In Jollwt tmlav In
dfiarad ton It lira for wlth-
thlTAe' Pr fund.
I your, have passed alnse
luu, uurius wuiLu uuia aw
era i. J in tha couuty jail.
ulia of tfforta looking
ARE HELD FOR SMUGGLING
Defendants la Porto Rico Cases Are
Bonnd Over for Trial After
BAN JUAN, P. R., Doc. SI. The hearing
of the smuggling cases was continued today
before United States Commissioner Ander
son. In the case against Lieutenant Com
mander George W. Mentz, U. S. N., and
Supervisor of Elections Benjsn- Butler,
Lieutenant Commander Ments x
trial In $1,000 ball and Butler
v. ' for
In the case against Lieutenant Co,
mander Ments, Butler and James Brennan,
an employe of the Country club. Butler
and Brejinan were discharged and the com
mlssloner was undecided as to Lieutenant
The hearing of the third case against
Butler was continued.
The judge bss discharged Lieutenant
Steward McC. Deckrr, commissary of the
Porto Rlcsn regiment, against whom action
for contempt of court had been started,
upon Lieutenant Decker promising to
answer the question to which his refusal
to reply resulted In the proceedings.
Today the lieutenant testified that he had
removed certain boxes, but said he did not
remember upon whose order they had been
taken to the barracks. Neither did be
know what became of them.
The testimony today showed that some
ef the boxes of liquid were marked with the
single Initials "DU." Other boxes were la
beled with a dozen different marks, but the
owners were not Identified.
POWERS AGREE WITH SPAIN
Will Hot Interfere la the
with Morocco Pre
MADRID, Dec SI. Germany has notified
pain that she Intends to observe an atti
tude toward Morocco similar to that of
France and Great Britain. All the powers
are thus in accord with Spain's desire to
maintain the status quo.
A dispatch received here from Ceuta,
Morocco, says that a Moor, who was
under British protection, has been mur
dered by Moors between Tangier and Teu
ten. The Kabyles in the vicinity of Melllla,
Morocco, are quiet.
People who have arrived at Ceuta from
Fes do not take very serious views of the
LONDON, Dec. SI. The missionary head
quarters In London has telegraphed to Tan
glers for Information regarding the mis
sionaries in Morocco, for whose safety,
however, not much fear is felt.
The latest advices from the Americans
t Mequenez shows that Messrs. Welllver ot
Sioux City and Reed ot Kansas City went
to Fez after the recent trouble at Mequlnei.
Six other missionaries are presumed to be
SIOUX CITY, la., Deo. 81. Rer. James
Wellever, formerly of Sioux City, is one ot
the Iowa missionaries In danger in Morocco.
Mr. Wellever was formerly a newspaper
man and worked on the Sioux City and
Fort Dodge papers,
-WDMIT REBELLION IS SERIOUS
Chinese Officials - Coadrra Statemeats
of t'prialnar, hat Bay Force In
Wart-Ins; Province Is Bufltclent.
PEKIN, Dec. SI. Replying to Inquiries
from the legation, the Foreign office today
admitted that there was some truth In
the reports of warlike preparations on the
part ot Tung Fu Sang, although it char
acterizes the stories of his movements as
The Foreign office says the viceroys of
northern provinces have sufficient troops to
subdue him. This latter statement is dls
believed. It is expected that government
troops will join Tung Fu Sang in the event
of his undertaking a rebellion.
Popular sympathy Is with Tung Fu Sang,
who was exiled and degraded tor obeying
the orders of his superiors and attacking
the foreign legations here.
The monument to Baron von Kettler, the
German minister who was killed in Pekln
shortly after the outbreak of the Boxer
trouble, will be dedicated on January 18,
Chinese and German officials participating
in the ceremony. The monument is a white
marble arch, spanlng the principal busi
ness street at the spot where Baron Ton
Kettler was assassinated.
SEND BALLOONS OVER SAHARA
French . Esplorers Try Experiment
and If Bacceasfol They Will Trav
erse Desert by Airship.
PARIS, Dec. 81. Mme De Burax and Cas
tllleon De St. Victor embarked at Mar
seilles today for Tunis, whore they propose
to send up two small balloons for the pur
pose ot ascertaining whether the winds
which prevail in winter will carry airships
across ths Sahara desert. If this la suc
cessful the two explorers propose to cross
the unexplored portion of the desert In a
v This plan receives the support of the
French government, which supplies ths
baijoons. The airships to be used first are
furnished with automatic registering instru
ments and carry requests written In seversl
languages, asking the finders to return them
to the authorlt'ea at Tunis.
Major Marchand of Fashoda fame Is to
meet the explorers at Gabes, at which
point tha two balloons will be sent off.
AUSGLEICH DIFFICULTY ENDS
Premiers Get Tesrether and News Is
Hailed with Delight by Crowds
CelebratlaaT New Year's.
VIENNA, Dec. 81. After protracted
conference Dr. Von Koerber, the Australian
premier, and Coloman De Szell, the Hun
garlan premier, surmounted the difficulties
In ths way ot reaching an understanding
with regard to the Ausglelch at S o'clock
this evening, said it was then announced
that the premiers had agreed tot compro
mlse the Ausglelch difficulty.
The Ausglelch is the customs union and
fiscal agent between Austria and Hunger) .
The news of the settlement wss published
in extra editions of the newspapers and was
received with signs of satisfaction by the
crowds celebrating the new yesr.
PARTY OF EXPLORERS EATEN
Meatenaat de Masineso and Party
Captnred hy laraada Cannibals,
Who Feast on Bodlea.
BRUSSELS, Dee. St. The Congo admin
istration has receive J news that Lieutenant
de Magnese and his party, who were in
charge of Port Boni, on the frontier of
Uganda, were attacked by a cannibal trlbs
June 14 Ust and that tbe entire party was
murdered and eatua.
B miK SLQW PROGRESS
State Still Has Large Number of Witnesses
in Lillie Cage-
REVOLVER IS BROUGHT INTO COURT
Claimed to Be Weapon with Which
Crime Was Committed Little
Child of Defeadaat
"ITY, Neb., Dec. 81. (Special
Telrfc. -re wss a small attendance
when cov. oovened this morning, the'
smallest sifN.0 the preliminary hearing of
Mrs. LUlle commenced.
The moBt Interesting event of the day was
the testimony ot the 12-year-old daughter
of the defendant, who detailed in her child
ish way the events of the night of the mur-
ocr of her father.
Dr. Sample was recalled for further cross-
examination. The doctor testified thst at
the coroner's Inquest Mrs. LUlle demon
strated to the Jury, by the use of a re
volver, the position of the burglsr on the
morning ot the murder. This revolver wss
produced In court this morning and Identi
fied by the doctor. This revolver was found
at the Lillie home by the coroner. It Is a
32-caliber and is said to have been found
in the dresser in the Lillie bed room by the
officials, it has four chambers, two loaded
and two empty.
The revolver is mads by the Farelnnd
Arms company of Worcester, Mass.; pat
ented June 2, 1881; double action, center
fire and is thirty-two long.
Estella Dawson was the next witness.
She said she was 14 years old, had been at
the Lillie home three weeks when the shoot
ing occurred. She was boarding there and
going to school.
Hears Mra. LUlle Scream.
The first thing I heard on the morning
of October 24 was a shot and heard Mrs.
Lillie scream. When I first saw Mrs.
Lillie she wss in Edna's and Mae's room.
This adjoins the room where I slept. The
door from Mae's and Edna's room to the
h-llway was (but.
"I heard Mrs. Llllto say, 'Oh, Mae, get
up; someone has been in our room and shot
at us.' Edna went in and called to her
papa and tried to wake him up. We all
then went Into the room and saw that Mr.
LUlle was shot and there -was blood on his
- "We all then went down stairs. Mrs.
LUlle went down first. We took the lamp
with us. It wss a few moments after I
heard the shot that I heard Mrs. Lillie
scream. I did not hear Mrs. Lillie say
anything after we got down stairs, only
saw her at the telephone. We girls went
to call Dr. Stewart and Bert Hall to help us.
"When we got back Mrs. Lltllo wss In
the bed room with Mr. Lillie. Mrs. Bert
Hall was with her. The n!gbt before I saw
Mr. LUlle lock the back door. This was
about five minutes before we all went up
stairs to bed."
Witness said that she did not hear any
noise that morning at the time of the shoot
ing, only the shot and Mrs. Lillie scream,
That there Is no carpet or matting on the
On cross-examination, witness said that
when Mrs. Lillie screamed it sounded like.
she was In the hallway, and also in the
girls' room. Further tbsn this the cross
examination elicited nothing.
Sewing- Girl's Story.
At the convening of court this afternoon
Julia Flcke was called. She had been sew
ing for Mrs. Ltllle tor eight weeks prior to
the murder. Witness said in the afternoon
prior to the shooting that Mrs. Lillie went
up town, saying she wanted to deposit some
money In the bank, but returned soon after
and said the bank waa closed; that "during
this same afternoon Mrs. Lillie asked us
girls If we would be uneasy It there was
money in the houso over night. This was
the first time I ever heard Mrs. Lillie say
anything about money or finances." Wit
ness occupied the bedroom with Estella
Dawson. "I heard both shots fired; the
second one was just a few seconds after
the first one. Tbe next I heard waa Mrs.
Lillie calling the girls, saying that Mr.
LUlle was shot. I heard no other noise.
Could not say I could have heard anyone
going down stairs hurriedly. Immediately
after the first shot heard her sons come
up those stairs when I wss in my room,
but they were not in their stocking feet.
May Lillie took the lamp Into Mr. Utile's
room to see if he waa shot. Miss Dawson
and myself remained la the hall. Immedi
ately after the shooting we all went down
stairs and us girls went after Bert Hall
and Dr. Stewart. It was getting daylight.
In sweeping the floors that morning we
found some pepper on the dining room
floor, which we sweyt up and saved."
The state attempted to show by this wit
ness that Mrs. Lillie bad made some re
marks about the poisoning of the blood-
bounds, but was not permitted to do so.
Lillie Child's Story.
The next witness was Edna, the 12-year-
old daughter of Mrs. LUlle. As this wit
ness told ber story ot the tragedy in her
Innocent, childish way, profound silence was
observed throughout the court room. Spec
tators leaned forward to catch every word
uttered by the child.
She said: "The first thicg I heard was
mamma scream. I did not hear the shots
fired. I got up and went into papa's room,
took hold of his ear. Jerked his head and
called to blm and tried to wake him up.
"There was no light In ths bed room at
this time. We then went downstairs, us
girls went after Bert Hsll and Dr. Stewart,
Mamma went to the telephone. When I
went Into papa's bedroom that morning
someone else csms Into the room, but I do
not know who it wss. Think I only went
into the bedroom once before we went
downstairs. Heard mamma acream twice;
she came into our room and called us girls
and said a man had shot papa."
At tnis time counsel tor tha state re
quested that counsel tor both sides, the de
tends nt and tbe court take a recess and
examine ths different rooms In the LUlle
residence. This was agreed to by counsel
for tbe defendant, providing the window
curtain and sash be taken back and placed
In the same position they were when the
crime wss committed and then placed in
the custody ot the court. This waa agreed
to and an adjournment takei until Friday
Brine Bed Into Conrt.
County Attorney Walling said last night
thst the state had twenty witnesses yet
and the beat witnesses were being held
back until the last.
"We will bave tbe bed In which Mr. L'llle
lay, the window curtain and the window
glass in court before we get through," said
he, "sod there Is soma other articles which
I will not mention that will be produced
tefore we reat."
During tbs progress of the preliminary
hearing the state has attempted to show
thst the telephone la tbe LUlle residence
was not in working condition on ths morn-
, (Continued en Third Tags.)
Chara-e of N
(From a Staff Conrepondent.)
WASHINGTON. Dec. St. (Special Tele
gram.) Secretary Hitchcock today ap
proved the recommendation of Commis
sioner Jones and appointed Wllber A. Meg
ley, now at Fort Peck. Mont., to be super
intendent ot schools at ths Ssntee agency,
to succeed W. G. Saunders.
The comptroller of the currency hss ex
tended the corporate existence of the First
National bank ot Omaha until the close of
business December SI, 1?22.
Tbe City National bank, of Lincoln has
been approved as reserve agent tor the Na
tional Bank of Wichita, I. an. .
These Iowa rural free dPvery letter car-
rlers were appointed toOay: Fremont,
regulars. Swain Cook, WHam A. Vanbus
klrk; substitutes, A. Cook and Bur Lee.
Llnvllle, regular, Everett .W. Swan; sub
stitute, Leonard Moore. Melrose, regulars,
Homer Jceselyn, Ira V. Jossolyn and Will
iam O'Conner; substitutes, Mark Carmody
and Michael O'Conner. 1
Secretary Root by a derision Just ren
dered has thrown In the hands of tbe civil
courts in the Philippines for decision the
controversy between the two elements in
the Catholic church In the islands which
has developed into an actual schism. Tbe
schismatics, under the leadership of a
priest known by tbe name fit Agllpay, have
retained possession ot a Jarge amount of
property which is claimed! by the Catholic
church and tbe latter appealed to Governor
Taft to dlsposaess the scjitsmatlca. Tbe
governor held that the question was one for
the adjustment of the clvl I courts and the
case came to Washington on appeal. Sec
retary Root has sustained Governor Taft's
view. The Importance ol the matter to
tbe United States government lies In the
fact that the property in controversy U
part of that to which title must be passed
to the United States If the negotiations
now In progress beween Governor Taft and
M. Guido succeed.
The Interstate Commerce commission
will hold a hearing on January 15 at the
federal courthouse in New York City In
the case of Kentucky Stato Railroad Com
mission against the Louisville t Nashville
and numerous other roads, involving an
alleged merger. '
Arguments in the case on Antonio M.
Opisso in de Yeaza, a native Filipino who
is seeking to compel the olerk of the dis
trict court to record his citizenship declar
ation, was' continued today and decision
MILLIONS FOR THE FORESTS
Cosgreis Will Appropriate Large
Amonnt for Their Preser
WASHINGTON, Dec. 81. The American
Forestry association opened Its twenty-first
annual meeting here today.
Secretary ot Agriculture Wilson made an
address. In which he said that tbe depart
ment is .experimenting to ascertain what
trees are best adapted to different locali
Over 100,000 plants, he A. ..Mrtll be aent
out for the experiment durisg the coming
Tbe report of tha board of directors
showed that greater Interest is being man
ifested in forest reserves In the aoutharn
The bill providing for the purchase ot
4.000,000 aeres at a cost not to exceed $10,
000, it waa stated, would be pressed at this
session ot congress.
There were 8S3 members elected during
the year, making a total membership ot
Most Rot. Mgr. Sbarettl, archbishop ot
Ephesus, has received the pontifical brief
appointing him apostolic delegate In Can
ada, '.o succeed Mgr. Falconl, who has ar
rived in Washington to take the place of
Cardinal Martlnelll as apostolic delegate In
tbe United States.
Mgr. Sbarettl was formerly auditor of
the delegation in this city and was three
years ago appointed bishop of Havana.
There he succeeded In his negotiations with
General Wood in adapting tbe ecclesiastic
state to the new civil order In a manner
most satisfactory to this government and
to the holy see.
Mgr. Sbarettl received bis brief at the
apostollo delegation here, where he has
been a visitor during tbe last fall and he
will leave for his residence In Ottawa on
Today, accompanied by General Wood,
Mgr. Sbarettl was received by President
Roosevelt, who expressed to him his satis
faction with his work in Havana and his
thanks for tbe hearty co-operation he gave
General Wood while there.
Tbe American Physical society today
elected the following officers for 1903:
President, Arthur Webster of Worcester,
Mass.; vice president, Elltau Thompson;
second vice president, Prof. Merrltt of
Ithaca. N. Y.; treasurer, William Haller.
Milton M. Price of South Dakota has been
appointed commercial agent of the United
States at Jeres de la Fontera, Spain.
BIG SALE OF J3EN HUR SEATS
Omaha People Take Almost Five
Thousand Dollars Worth on .
As wss expected, the advance sale of
seats for tbe engagement of "Ben Hur"
opened yesterday with a rush. The spec
tacle opens a week's engsgement at Boyd's
cn Monday evening of next week, and as
eight performances will be given here and
sests were placed on ssle yesterdsy for the
entire week, a long line of purchasers ap
peared before the box office opened and
the watting procession did not break until
the ssle closed at 9 o'clock last even
ing. The advance sale yesterdsy was
$1,751, which Is probably ths largest
ever recorded in Omaha for any the
atrical offering during a single day. Al
though the aale yesterdsy was one of un
usual proportions, plenty of excellent seats
csn be secured for every performance next
week, as the sale was evenly distributed
throughout the eight performances.
FORMER SOLDIER IN TROUBLE
Shoots and kills n Girl, bnt Asserts
tho Shooting Waa Aecl.
NEW YORK, Dec. $1. Lydla DeGrsw was
shot and fatally wounded in Paulfield's
saloon in Washington street, Paterson, N.
J., late last night. She died in tbe am
bulance while being taken to the hospital.
William Skinner, colored, was locked up
on the charge of being responsible for the
girl's death. He asserts tbat tbe shooting
wss accidental. Bkliiner returned to this
city three aeeks ago from Fort Robinson,
Neb., after having served ten sad a half
months la tbe army. He Is 20 years of age.
The dead girl was about 21 years old.
CASTRO ACCEPTS THE PLAN
Willing to Bubmit All Differences to The
Hague Tribunal. i
ANSWER GIVES GREAT SATISFACTION
Text of Reply Will Hot Be Made
Pabllo tjitll It Has Been Trans
mitted to the Allied
WASHINGTON, Dee. 81. The answer ot
President Castro to the proposals of tbe
allies to submit to the arbitration ot The
Hague tribunal the Venezuelan difficulties
has reached Washington through Minister
The auswer amounts to a general accept
ance of the principles of the proposition,
President Csstro being willing to submit
the arbitration of his case to fair and im
The C-tstls ot the answer will not be
published here in advance ot its reception
by the European allied powers, and. In
fact, It may be withheld entirely from
publication, on the ground that it really
belongs to those powers.
Today the answer is being prepared at
the State department for transmission to
Europe. As it Is quite long and will un
doubtedly require careful consideration by
tbe foreign offices at Berlin, London and
Rome, it is not expected that any further
steps toward a final settlement can be
taken for a day or two.
Tbe feeling here, however, based on a
knowledge ot Castro's position, is that bis
answer practically clears the way for the
submission of the case to arbitration.
The answer has given great satisfaction
Will Protect French Claims.
PARIS, Dec. 81. A dispatch to the Matin
from Caracas confirms the statement that
Venezuela has promised France to treat
its claim as those of Great Britain, Ger
many and Italy, but adds that a similar
promise waa refused to Belgium, Spain and
AMOUNT OF CLAIMS EQUAL
Germany and England Believed to Be
Owed Abont Same Snma, bnt For.
mer'a Officials Are Silent.
BERLIN, Dec, 81. The German govern
ment's reservations In agreeing to submit
ths Venezuelan claims to arbitration con
tinue to be undisclosed In their entirety.
From statements appearing today, bow
ever, it seems to be confirmed that Ger
many excludes from the claims which are
subject to arbitration demands amounting
to $300,000 for seizure of property and out
rages on the persons of German subjects
under circumstances which are here deemed
so clear that it la uaeless to call In arbi
trators. The payment of this sum will not
be demanded in cash at present, but a
sufficient gusrantee ot the payment will be
Great Britain's preferred claims are
equivalent in amount to $300,000, hence the
inLumviiLB dwh aurunu turn utnua'iy , '
asking more than Great Britain are Incor
rect. Germany waives an apology for what
are here called "diplomatic Insults,'" ask
ing only material reparation.
It is now stated that German cruiser Su
perber will sail for Venezuela January 4.
The Lokal Anzelger, the only German
newspaper having a special correspondent
at Caracas, prints a dispatch . from tbe
Venezuelan capital dated December 29, re
lating the correspondent's experience In
interviewing President Castro. He found
him at General Alcaatsra's estate i at La
Victoria, dancing at noonday. General Al
cantara, who was waiting with a bundle of
dispatches, remarkod to the correspondent
that "it would not do to Interrupt the
president's pleasure even with state busi
ness," but the correspondent says he spoke
to the president between dances, "and after
a conversational reconnalsance," inquired
if he Intended to give the powers satisfac
tion. "Why, no," replied the president; "I am
the one demanding satisfaction for Insults."
"At this remark," the correspondent con
tinues, "a lady clapped tbe president on
the back and said: 'That's the way to talk,
WAGES ARE TO BE INCREASED
Delaware, Lackawanna A Western
Adds Half Million n Month to
Its Pay Roll.
NEW YORK. Dee. SI. Beginning tomor
row, a new schedule ot wages will go Into
effect on the Delaware, Lackawanna A
Western railroad that will increase, sub
stantially, the pay of a large percentage of
the employes In all departments of tbe road.
The percentages of Increase vary in differ
ent departments and with different men or
classes of employes. According to an offi
cial statement, the new schedules, taken
In connection with previous increases made
during the year 1902, will make the total
Increases approximate what other roads,
located in tbe territory through which the
Lackawanna runa, have done In this direc
tion. President Truesdale would not state
definitely what these Increases will aggre
gate per month or year, but It was ascer
tained tbat they will approximate $500,000
WABASH TO ENTER ST. JOSEPH
General Connsel Blodgett Tells the
Cltlsens ot that City that la
tho Road's Parpose.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Dee. 31. "I expect to
see Wabash trains running into St. Joseph
at no very distant day," said Colonel Wells
Blodgett, general counsel of the Wabash
railway, with headquarters In St. Louis, to
a representative of tbe St. Joseph Gazette.
Colonel Blodgett says the Wabash may
build a new line from a point near Pat
tonsburg. Mo., to connect with this city, a
distance of alxty miles. This would give
tbe Wabash a good lino from St. Louis
to St. Joseph.
Rock Island's ftew Service.
GUTHRIE. Okl., Dec. 31. The Rock
Island announces train service established
over tbe newly constructed extension from
Lswton, Okl., to Waurtka, Okl., where con
nection is made with the main line, thus
giving another direct route to Dallas. Tbe
new extension is forty miles in length sni
passes through Faxon and Temple, Texas.
tioea with Denver A Rio Grande.
ST. JOSEPH. Mo., Dec. 81. A. C. Hinck
ley of St. Joseph, formerly master me
chanic ot tbe Bt. Joseph A Grand Island,
has been appointed master mechanic of the
Denver k Rio Crande and left for Denver
today to aaaume tbe duties of his position
CONDITION OFJTHE WEATHER
Forernst for Nebraska Fair Thursday and
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
Honr. Dear. lloir, IK.
ft a. m tttl 1 p. m 4
A a. rn an a p. an 44
T a. m : S p. m 4i
a a. m itit 4 p. m 4(1
n. m ...... :m 6 p. m ...... 4:1
II) a, m na p, n 41
It n. m .1 T p. so 40
ia sa :tu
HEW V EAR'S DAV CALENDAR.
Special service at Trinity cathedral, con
uucted by Hishop Williams, at 10 o'clock.
Curling by Omaha Curling club at Cut
Live bird and target shoot at Gun club's
grounds across the river at l:3o o'clock.
"At Cozy Corners, ' at Boyd's theater at
Vaudeville at Crelghton-Orpheum at 2:30
Receptions at many private residences.
Reception at Young Men's ChrlMlsn as
sociation, 7 to 10 o'clock.
Reception at Young Women's Christian
Hsaoclatlon, 6 to 8 o'clock.
Reception by Women's Relief corps ol
George Crook poet, k to 11 o'clock.
HlKh School Cadet Officers' club ball.
"At Cozv Corners," at Boyd's theater.
Vaudevlile at Crelghton-Orpheum.
MEW LEAGUF FOR WORKINGMEN
Details of Organisation Which Pro
poses to Work Together with
Union Men In All Lines.
ALBANY, N. Y., Doc. 31. Rev. E. M.
Falrchlld of Albany, who has been called
into consultation by the workmen inter
ested In the formation of tbe National
League of Independent Workmen of Amer
ica, said tonight:
"The league will be organized In the near
future. It is proposed to put a national
organizer In the field and to organize local
branches all over the country and demand
that employers run their shops as 'open
shops,' in which unlou and league men can
bave an equal and fair chance for employ
ment. "The league will be strictly a laboring
nun's affair, but It will be incorporated
so as to command the confidence of em
ployers and the general public and be In a
position to defend the rights of Its mem
bers through the courts. Only American
citizens will be eligible to membership.
"The specific objects for which the In
dependent workmen propose to organize
are as follows:
1. To protect independent workmen in
It. To sustain tiltth wages by skillful, en
ergetic co-operation with our employers.
S. To establish reasonable hours of labor
according to the exigencies of trade.
4. To promote intelligent understanding of
6. To furnish favorable conditions for
training apprentices. In order that our boys
may become succeesrui workmen.
6. To maintain sanitary conditions of em
ployment by means of state laws and In
7. To compel officers of the government
to enforce the laws.
8. To compel lubor unions to observe the
0. To protect members Lgainst unjt'at
treatment from employers by due process
of law. .
10 To. r,roVtdAf..lHhor bureau for Its mem-
CLAIMS OF STRIKE BREAKERS
Bring Salts Aggregating Over a Mil
lion Against Coal Companies,
NEW YORK, Dec. 8L Suits have been
brought by the twenty-two residents of
this city who claim that during the recent
coal strike they were decoyed to the mines
in Pennsylvania by agents of the Erie
Railroad company and of the Pensylvanta
Coal company. Damages for $50,000 each
amounting to $1,100,000 In all, are sued for
and the attorney for the plaintiffs con
sulted with an assistant district attorney
today about bringing tbe matter before tbe
grand Jury to be sworn in next Monday.
The plaintiffs claim that under pretense of
doing work for the railroad and coal com
pany they were decoyed to Hoboken, where
they were locked In a car and carried
against their will to the coal regions of
Pennsylvania and compelled to act as
"strike breakers" under threats of "being
turned over to the fury of the miners."
The men say they finally succeeded in
making their way back to tbe city, but de
clare tbat on their way home they had
narrow escapes from being mobbed. An
official of the Erie road said that no com
plaint had been served as yet on tbe com
pany. He added that the company was
without Information as to tho cause of
action, that he was confident that the Erie
company and the constituent compsny, the
Pennsylvania Coal company, had done
nothing unlawful and he had no doubt that
the companies would be able to success
fully defend any cults that might be
brought against them.
"The company makes no misrepresenta
tions," said this official, "but Is always ex
tremely careful to tell the men the condi
tions and circumstances under which they
TO RELIEVE COAL FAMINE
Baltimore A Ohio Is to Give. Fuel Ship
ments Prefereaeo Over 6th er
BALTIMORE, Dec. SI. General Superin
tendent Arthur lisle of tbe Baltimore &
Ohio railroad Issued the following order to
Until further notice we cannot accept
. 1 , . .. .. i . . V, , v ...... , Hi.. utA.. umt , . r
Ishable products, for points east of Pitts-
burg, Moundsvllla and I'mrkersburg. we
will continue to accept our own empty cars
and employ foreign care en route home.
This sction places an embargo on car
load shipments from the connecting lines
ot the Baltimore & Ohio. It means a
temporary halt in grain shipments. Just
bow long-this will last Is not known, but
probably not more than a week. The object
of tha order is to relieve the coal famine
along the line.
CONN ELLS VILLE, Pa., Dee. 31. Fifteen
thousand miners and coke workers of the
Connellsvtlle, Lower Connellsvllle and
Lat robe regions get a 10 per cent wage ad
vance for a New Year's gift. The lide
pendent concerns followed the example set
by the H. C. Frlck Coke company and vir
tually tbe same scale will go into effect
all over the coking country the first of tbs
Movements of Oecnn Vesaels Deo. 81.
At New York Arrived Neckar, from
Bremen; Llgurlu. from Oenoa. Sailed
Celtic, for Liverpool; Philadelphia, Jor
At MovUIb Arrived Ethiopia, from New
York, tor (iNsgow, and proceeded.
At Rotterdam Arrived Noordam,
At the I. Izard Passed Necerland
Philadelphia, for Antwerp.
At yueenslown Hailed Ultoii la,
Liverpool, for iviton.
At Liverpool Arrived Bohemian,
Hailed Noordland, fur 1'hU-
Kong Bailed Athenian, for
YEAH OF PROSPERITY
Omaha Enjoys Twelve Months of Iteady
GROWTH IN ALL DIRECTIONS IS NOTED
Jobbers, Manufacturers, Retailers Aid
bankers Encouraged by Ooniitiois.
FISURES SUPPORT THEIR ASSERTIONS
Increase in Trado is Shown by Erery
Balance Sheet Prepared,
REVIEW OF THE DEAD YEAR IJI GENERAL
Every Lino of Local Activity Con
trlbates to the Story of Forward
Movement for tho Onto City
In Commercial Importance.
Rank clearings at2,aoT,a.1
Vol. ot fobbing boslneaa.. 1 tO.OOO.lMH
Onlpnt of Omaha smeltery Sft,tia0,234
Real estate transfers lB,oal,n1
Bnlldlng permits l,lMt,WI
Real estate m't'g'a. Sled... 3,a,BT5
Real ratate m't'g. released 8,1W,010
Money orders paid at
Money orders Issued at
The year of 1902 has passed Into history
as one of the most satisfactory years, taken
altogether, Omaha has ever experienced.
With one or two exceptions there bas not
been a line of Industry or business whlcb
bss not shown a divided advance and theat
exceptional cases have been dus to ex
traordinary conditions, which now promts
The retail trade of the city has been In
jured to a considerable extent, by ths
Union rsclfic strike, which prevailed dur
ing the last six months of the year, and
this strike also bus had a bad effect upon
real estate, both as an Investment and a
moving commodity, a lumber ot former
residents of tbe city hsvlng moved from the
town, and the purchasing power of more
than 1,000 men having been materially re
duced. This has had to a certain extent
a reflex action upon the Jobbing trade, but
the growth in other directions bas reduced
this shortage to a point where It has had
little effect upon tbe business houses, as,
with one exception, every Jobbing line of
the city shows a material advance, the
general average app'.txlmatlng SO per cent
Increase over tbe year 1901, which was
the highest point reached previous to last
With the exception ot the Union Pacific,
strike there have been no serious troubles 1
between employers and employes in tbe
city and labor has been employed In all '
of the trades more regularly and at a
higher average of . wages than in any .
previous year in the city's history. In ;
the building trades this has been true ;
to a degree, and although the value of
building permits - issued show a slight
reduction below last year this cannot bs
taken as a positive evidence of tbe rela
tive condition of affairs In the building
trades, ss much ot the work that has been
done has been in the way of improvements
and repairs which have not required , a Xr.
mlt to carry out.
Balance of Tra e Turns.
One of the mou satisfactory evidences
of the city's growth is the rhowing of the
money order branch of the loeel postofflce.
Here the difference between the receipts
and expenditure, that is, the money ie
cived for orders and that paid out upon
orders bas been greater than ever before
in the ctty'a history, the difference ap
proximating $1,900,000, showing that Omaha
Is receiving from outside towns thst much
more than it is sending abroad. In other
words, the balance ot trade has come
around until it Is that much in favor of
Omaha through the postofflce transactions.
and as these transaction generally repre
sent completed buulness and transactions
in comparatively small amounts, It is safe
to conclude that this difference Is positive
gain to the city, while bank balances may
be In the nature ot speculative money aent
here for investment.
With the bankers of the city the year has
been eminently" satisfactory. While there
has been a shortage ot money In New
York and a corresponding stringency In
other centers Omaha bankers havs had no
shortage. Tbe deposits have been reduced
somewhat on the whole and the loans and
discounts reduced, but the reserve Is higher
than It wss last year and the demand for
money is healthy, the demand being easily
met at rates hut slightly in advance of this
time last year.
Aa Shown by Debts,
The tendency of the year Is shown by the
record of real estate mortgages filed and
released. There were filed this ysar mort
gages amounting to $3,038,276, an Increase
over 1901 ot approximately $520,000, while
the mortgages released show a dscrsase
from last year ot approximately $410,000.
This does not indicate tbat the people had
less power to reduce debts, but that thsy
felt that the Investment of the money is
better than paying Ibe debt. This Is shown
by the fact tbat with the relative showing
compared with last year, the aotusl debts
ot the community, in the form of. real es
tate mortgages, were reduced by about
The real estate transfers, In spite of what
has been considered a slow market, show
a small Increase over last year on ordinary
business, but a large increase in the aggre
gate, caused by ths transfer ot the property
of tbe Omaha Street Railway company, rep
resenting $10,000,000, In the last month ot
the year. Leaving out tbls transfer, which
was a practical reorganization movement,
the increase over lsst year is approximately
$200,000, or about 4 per cent over tbe total
of last year, which la something not antici
pated by the dealers, who expected to see a
slight reduction in tbe volume of business,
as there was considerable activity in real
estate circles early In 1901, which was not
repeated lost year.
JOBBING AND MANUFACTURING
General Advance in All 1,1 a ea la Re
ported for tho Year Jest
Ths lncresse in the business of the manu
facturing and jobbing trade has been prin
cipally along tbe lines of development of
houses already in business at the beginning
of the yesr, as is shown in detail in this
review. The number of employes have in
creased, the wages iid are higher and the
volume of limines has reached a point
which surpr,ses those who were most
sanguine a year ago.
The year has not been remarkable, as
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