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OMAHA, THURSDAY MOKNIHG, JAUUAHY 1, 1903 TAV ELVE PAGESJ
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t joctor of UiioD Pacifio Sayi a Compro
K raise Hu Been Beached.
TCRMS, HOWEVER, ARE NOT GIVEN OUT
aye Freiident Bart Will Start West Friday
to Con far with Men.
EXECUTIVE BOARDS HOLD JOINT SESSION
- jklatenent Made After the Adjournment
, of This Meeting.
10CAL MEN TALK ON THE SITUATION
, Jaatst that Whatever F.U la Agreed
I'pon Piece Work Mast B Allan
donrd and the grabs
f-; NEW YORK, Pec. 31. Special Tele
L JTain.) Tht the officials of the Union Pa
elfic rallrosd and representstlves of the em
it pioyes or inn company nan amveu a
satisfactory agreement in regard to the
grievances of striking shopmen, which
lHrc-A4nni1 arlnul trnnhla m All flhn lfar-
; rimaa controlled roads, became definitely
-known today, when a report was made to
!tbe executive committee of both the Union
. J'aclfic and Southern Pacific railways that
;the strike was over. While Mr. Harrlman
maintains his characteristic reticence con
cerning tho altuation, a director of the com
'pony said today:
"A most satisfactory report on the labor
situation was presented to the executive
'. committees today. President Burt Is ex
pected to go west on Friday to thoroughly
put the cue to the men. A compromise
has boen effected, but I cannot divulge Its
details. Not only has the strike of shop
men been terminated, but the threatened
ympathetlo strikes are thwarted by the
fair stand the officials have taken toward
Chairman Charles H. Tweed of the South
ern Pacific company attended. Mr. Tweed's
resignation as chairman of the Southern Pa
cific board, not as a member, was accepted
although nothing has been done toward
electing his successor.
J. W. Kline, executive committeeman for
the Vnlon Pacific, blacksmiths, says that
negotiations between the strikers and
Union Pacific ofllclals in the east have as
umed a more favorable aspect than the
press dispatches even Indicate. He has
been In dally communication since last Sat
urday with President Slocura of the Inter
national Brotherhood of Blacksmiths, who
Is In New York. The supposition of some
Is that the Union Pacific ofllclals sought
first to deal with the three crafts, machin
ists, blacksmiths and boily makers, Sep
Strategy, but finding thla disagreeable to the
sinners, iney yieutea to tne oniy alterna
tive of meeting the labor leaders alto
gnther. Mr. Kline however, does not lake
.. .Mr, Kilns says the one point at' Issue
Upun which iters 'will be nil" compromise ,j4 "i
me aiepoaiuon or mo urine oreaserf.
Those men muet leave the shops uncondi
tionally or there will be no abandonment of
If Strike la Hot Settled. 4
"W will effect one of ths biggest mo
tive power strike In the history of the
country," said this leader, "if the Union
Tactile fight Is not settled as a result of
the negotiations In New York. We have
the moral support of our men everywhere
and will have ample financial resources.
Ws will be prepsred to wage the war as
long as the railroads can. We must fight
this out to the flnlah. We cannot listen to
compromise. Ws started In six months
ago to settle the question of piecework and
settlo It right and we will not atop until
that result is accomplished. - The life of
our unions la at stake. It the Union Pa
cifio should win this strike snd Introduce
piecework on Its system, which would mean
on ths entire Harrlman system. It would
Imply be the opening wedge that would
fatally split our organizations and admit
ths Introduction of piecework throughout
the country. And. whenever that is done,
whenever piecework Is In general operation
the unions are dons for. Piecework Is the
death knell of organised labor."
Ths resignation of Chairman Tweed cre-'-
ates new Interest In Omaha. Strikers con
, tsnd that It has special significance and
Interpret Mr. Tweed's action to Indicate
ths stubborn opposition of some members
of ths Southern Pacific board to the policy
of the Union Pacific. It Is believed here
that ths Southern Pacific's avowed policy
Is to steer clear of any further trouble and
by all means to see thst the strike Is cat
complicated so as to Involve fhst road
The only method for accomplishing thla
purposs, according to the strikers, la for
the strlks to be settled forthwith.
On of the most conservative leaders of
tbs strike Isst night Informed a reporter
for Ths Bee that pledges have been re
ceived from shopmen on ths Baltimore 6
Ohio to co-operate actively with the
Union Pacifio strikers If they fall In their
negotiations at Nsw York. It already has
bean statsd that ths Northwestern, Santa
Fs and, of course, ths Southern Pacific
shopmen are pledged for a sympathetic
Strlks It the settlement falls.
PINNED UNDER THE ENGINE
fatal Wrk Occars oa Soath Park
Road Near Pittsburg Switch,
DENVER, Dec. II. The combination train
on ths South Psrk railroad, which left Den
ver last evening, waa wrecked about 4
o'clock this morning near Pittsburg switch,
four miles esst of Breckinridge. Ths en
gine and tour cars Jumped ths track and
rolled down an embankment.
Engineer Daniel Williams and Fireman
Frank Younger, both of Como, were pinned
und the locomotive and were terribly
' scalded. Williams died two hours after
being removed from ths wreck. Younger
xaay recover. The paassnger car remained
upas ths track and no passengers were In
jured. BANKER MUST SERVE TIME
Edward . Dreyer of Chicago la to
Begla ths New Year la
' JCAGO. Dec. St. -Edward S. Dreyer,
i ir buuker and treasurer of the West
' was taken to Joliet today to
BIIY deieysa senunee ror witn-
1 rrk tUDlU-
till us. year have passed slnse
l .'IJ1luu, during which tlms hs
t, eesyeraied In the county Jail,
suic3 in to ns looking
FOR SMUGGLING j
Defeadaate la Tortv Blco rases Are
Boaad Over for Trial After
BAN JUAN. P. R Dec. 81. The bearing
of the smuggling cases was continued today
before United States Commissioner Ander
son. In the esse against Lleutensnt' Com
mander George W. Mentz. U. 8. N., and
Supervisor of Elections Benjarr- Butler,
Lieutenant Commander Ments x
trial In 11 nno hull anil Biitlor
rharaad. ' '
In the ease against Lieutenant Co. w
mander Ments, Butler and James Brennan,
an employs of the Country club. Butler
and Br e,nn an were discharged and the com
mlssloner was undecided as to Lleutensnt
The hearing of the third case against
Butler was continued.
The Judge has discharged Lleutensnt
Steward McC. Decker, commissary of ths
Porto Rlran regiment, against whom action
for contempt of court had been started,
upon Lieutenant Decker promising to
answer the question to which his rsfusal
to reply resulted In the proceedings.
Today the lieutenant testified thst he had
removed certain boxes, but said he did not
remember upon whose order they had been
tsken 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 Not Interfere In
MADRID, Deo. SI. Germany has notified
Spain that sbs Intends to observs an atti
tude toward Morocco similar to that of
France and Great Britain. All the powers
are thus In accord with Spain's deslrs to
maintain the status quo.
A dispatch received hers from Ceuta,
Morocco, says that a Moor, who waa
under British protection, baa been mur
dered by Moors between Tangier and Tau
ten. The Kabylea In ths vicinity of Melllla,
Morocco, are quiet.
People who have arrived at Ceuta from
Fes do not take very serious views of tbs
LONDON, Dec. 81. The missionary head
quarters In London has telegraphed to Tan
giers for information regarding ths mis
sionaries In Morocco, for whose safety,
however, not much fear Is felt.
Ths latest advices from ths Americans
at Mequenez shows that Messrs. Wei liver ot
Sioux City and Reed ot Kansaa City went
to Fez after the recent trouble at Mequlnez.
Six other missionaries ars presumed to be
SIOUX CITY, la., Deo. SI. 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 ths Sioux City and
Fort Dodge papers.
DMIT REBELLION IS SERIOUS
Chinese Ofllclals . Confirm Statements
of I'prlslng, bat Say Force la
Warring Province la Sufficient.
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 of Tung Fu Sang, although it char
acterizes the stories of bis movements as
The Foreign office ssys the viceroys of
northern provinces have sufficient troops to
subdue him. This latter statement Is dis
believed. It Is expected thst 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 for obeying
the orders ot bis 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. Ths monument is a white
marble arch, spantng the principal busi
ness street at the spot where Baron von
Kettler was assassinated.
SEND BALLOONS OVER SAHARA
French Explorers Try Experiment
aad If Successful They Will Trav
erse Desert by Airship.
PARIS. Dec. SI. Mme De Burax and Cas-
tltleon De St. Victor embarked at Mar
seilles today for Tunis, whore they propose
to send up two small balloons tor the pur
pose of ascertaining whether the winds
which prevail In winter wiil carry airships
across ths Sahara desert. If this is suc
cessful ths two explorers propose to cross
ths unexplored portion ot the desert In a
v Thla plan receives tbs support of tbs
French government, which supplies tbs
batjobns. The airships to be used first ars
furnished with automatic registering Instru
ments and carry requests written In aeversl
languages, asking the finders to return them
to the authorit'es at Tunis.
Major Marchand ot Faahoda fame Is to
meet the explorers at Gabea, at which
point ths two balloons will be sent off.
Premiers Get Together aad News la
Hailed with Delight by Crowds
Celebrating New Year'a.
VIENNA. Deo. SI. After a protracted
conference Dr. Von Koerber, the Australian
premier, and Coloman De Szell, ths Hun
garian premier, surmounted the difficulties
In ths way ot reaching an understanding
with regard to the Ausglelch at o'clock
thla evening, and It was then announced
that ths premiers bad agreed tot compro
mise tbo Ausglelch difficulty.
Ths Ausglelch Is ths customs union and
fiscal agent between Austria and Hungary.
Ths news of the settlement was published
In extra editions of tho oewspapers and was
received with signs of satisfaction by ths
crowds celebrating the new year.
PARTY OF EXPLORERS EATEN
Lleateaaat do Magneso aad Party
Captured by tgaada Cannibals,
Who Feast oa Bodies,
BRUSSELS, Dec. 31. The Congo admin
latratlon has racslved aews that Lieutenant
de Magnese and his party, who were in
charge of Port Bool, oa ths frontier of
Uganda, were attackvd by a cannibal tribe
Juiia 14 Uai sod that tbo sullrs party was
lourdortd sad sates, .
lS m mS PROGRESS
State Still Has Large Number of Witnesses
in Lillie Case.
REVOLVER IS BROUGHT INTO COURT
Claimed to Be Weapoa with Which
Crime Waa Committed Little
Child of Defendant
' "1TY. Neb.', Dee. SI. (Special
Telrfc. -re was a small attendance
when ccv oovened this morning, tho
smallest sits. the preliminary hearing of
Mrs. LI 111 commenced.
The most 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
der of her fsther.
Dr. Sample was recalled for further cross-
examlnstlon. The doctor testified that at
the coroner's Inquest Mrs. Llllte demon
strated to the Jury, by the use of a re
volver, the position of the burglar on the
morning of the murder. This revolver was
produced In court this morning snd identi
fied by the doctor. This revolver was found
at the Lillie borne by the coroner. It la a
32-callber and la 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 Fareland
Arms company ot Worcester, Mass.; pat
ented June 2, 1881; double action, center
fire and la 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 Mrs. Lillie Scream.
"The first thing I heard on the morning
of October 24 was a shot and beard Mrs.
Lillie scream. When I first saw Mrs.
Lillie she waa in Edna's snd Mae's room.
Thla adjoins the foom where I slept. The
door from Mae's and Edna's room to tho
hallway was (but.
"I beard Mrs. LIlllo say, 'Oh, Mas, gel
up; someone baa been in our room and shot
at us.' Edna went in and called to ber
papa and tried to wake him up. We all
then went Into the room and saw that Mr.
Lillie waa shot and there -was blood on bis
- "We all then went down stairs. Mrs.
Lillie went down first. We took the lamp
with us. It was a few moments after I
heard the shot that I heard Mrs. Lillie
scream. I did not bear Mrs. Lillie sty
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. Lillie was in
ths bed room with Mr. Lillie. Mrs. Bert
Hall was with her. The night before I saw
Mr. LIlllo lock the back door. This was
about five minutes before ws 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 thsn 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 tor Mrs. Lillie for 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 was closed; that "during
this same afternoon Mrs. Lillie asked us
girls It we would be uneasy if there was
money in the house 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 ons was Just a few seconds after
the first ons. The next I heard was Mrs.
Lillie calling the girls, saying that Mr.
Lillie was shot. I beard no other noise.
Could not say I could have heard anyone
going down atalrs hurriedly. Immediately
after the first shot heard her sons come
up those stalra when I wss in my room,
but they were not in their stocking feet.
May Lillie took the lamp into Mr. Llllie's
room to see It be waa shot. Miss Dawson
and myself remained In the hall. Immedi
ately after the shooting ws 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 swejt up and saved."
The stats attempted to show by this wit
ness that Mrs. Llllte bad made some re
marks about the poisoning of the blood-
bounds, but wss not permitted to do so.
LUlle Child's Story.
Ths next witness was Edna, the 12-year-
old daughter of Mrs. Lillie. As this wit
ness told ber story of the tragedy in her
Innocent, childish way, profound silence was
observed throughout the court room. Spec
tators leaned forward to catcb every word
uttered by the child.
She said: "Ths first thing I beard was
mamma acream. I did not bear the abots
fired. I got up and went Into papa'a room,
took bold ot bis ear, Jerked his bead and
called to blm and tried to wake him up.
"There was no light in ths bed room at
this tlms. We then went downstairs, us
girls went after Bert Hall and Dr. Stewart,
Mamma went to the telephone. When I
went Into papa'a bedroom that morning
someone else came into the room, but I do
not know who It was. Think I only went
Into the bedroom ones before we went
downstairs. Heard mamma acream twice;
she came Into our room and called us girls
and aatd a man had shot papa."
At this time counsel for ths stats re
quested that counsel for both sides, the de
fendant and the court take a recess and
sxamlne tbs different rooms In the Llllte
residence. This was agreed to by counsel
fir ths defendant, providing the window
curtain and sash be tsken back and placed
In the same position they were when the
crime was committed and then placed In
the custody ot the court. This waa agreed
to and an adjournment takeja until Friday
Bring Bed Into Court.
County Attorney Walling said last night
that ths stats had twenty witnesses yet
and the best witnesses were being beld
back until ths last.
-We will bsvs ths bed In which Mr. LUlle
lay, the window curtain and ths window
glass in court before ws get through," said
he, "and there Is some other articles which
I -will not mention that will be produced
befots ws rest."
During tbs progress of the preliminary
hearing the stats has attempted to show
thst ths telephone ia the Lillie residence
waa not In working condition on ths morn-
.(Continued sa Tbli4 Page.)
Charge of N
(From a Staff CorTfrepondent.)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 31. (Special Tele-
gram.) Secretary Hitchcock today ap
proved the recommendation of Commis
sioner Jon?s snd appointed Wllber A. Meg
ley, now at Fort Peck, Mont., to be super
intendent of schools at the fiantee agency,
to succeed W. O. Saunders.
The comptroller of the currency has ex
tended the corporate existence of the First
National bank ot Omaha until be close of
business December 81, 1922.
The City National bankv of Lincoln has
been spproved as reserve agent tor the Na
tional Bank of Wichita, Kan. .
These Iowa rural free del very letter car
riers were appointed today: Fremont,
regulars. Swain Cook, Wllf.am A. Vanbus
kirk; substitutes, A. Conk and Bur Lee.
Llnvllle, regular, Everett (W. Swan; sub
stitute, Leonard Moore. Molrose, regulsrs.
Homer Josselyn, Ira V. JoSselyn and Will-
lam O'Conner; substitutes, Mark Carmody
and Michael O'Conser. 1
Secretary Root by a decision Just ren
dered has thrown In the hands ot tbe civil
courts In tbe Philippines tor decision ths
controversy between tho two elements In
the Catholic church in tbe islands which
has developed Into an actual schism. Tbe
schismatics, under the leadership of a
priest known by the name fit Agllpay, have
retained possession of a Wge amount of
property which Is clalraeti by the Catholic
church and the latter applied to Governor
Taft to dispossess the schismatics. The
governor beld that the question was one for
the adjustment of the civil courts and the
case came to Washington on appeal. Sec
retary Root has sustained Governor Taft's
view. Tbe Importance ol ths matter to
tbe United States government lies In the
fact that the property la controversy li
part of that to which title must be passed
to the United States if the negotiations
now in progress beween Governor Tatt and
M. Guldo 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 State Railroad Com
mission against the Louisville Nashville
and numerous other roads, involving an
Arguments In the case on Antonio M.
Oplsso in de Yeaza, a native Filipino who
Is seeking to compel the olerk of the dis
trict eourt to rscord bis citizenship declar
ation, was continued today and decision
MILLIONS FOR THE FORESTS
Congress Will Appropriate Large
Amount for Their Preser
WASHINGTON, Dec. 81. Tbe American
Forestry association opened Its twenty-first
annual meeting here today.
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson made an
address, in which be said that ths depart
ment Is -experimenting to 'ascertain what
trees ars best adapted to different locali
ties. . '
. .Over 100,000 plants. h a.. ,iv1U be sent
out for ths experiment durtag the coming
The report of ths board of directors
showed that greater interest is being man
ifested in forest reserves In the southern
Ths bill providing for ths purchase ot
4.000,000 aeres at a cost not to exceed $10,
000, it was stated, would be pressed at this
session ot congress.
There were 883 members elected during
the year, making a total membership of
Most Rer. Mgr. Sbarettl, archbishop of
Epheaus, haa received tbe pontifical brief
appointing him apostollo delegate In Can
ada, to succeed Mgr. FalconI, who has ar
rived In Washington to take the place of
Cardinal Martlnellt aa apostolic delegate In
ths United States.
Mgr. Sbarettl was formerly auditor of
the delegation In this city and was three
years ago appointed bishop of Havana.
There be aucceeded In his negotiations with
General Wood In adapting the ecclesiastic
stste 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
apostolic delegation here, where he has
been a visitor during the last fall and he
will leave for bis residence la Ottawa on
Today, accompanied by General Wood,
Mgr. Sbarettl waa received by President
Roosevelt, who expressed to him his satis
faction with bis work tn Havana and his
thanks for ths hearty co-operation he gave
General Wood while there.
Tbe American Physical society today
elected tbe following officers for 1903:
President, Arthur Webster of Worcester,
Mass.; vice president, Elibu Thompson;
second vice president. Prof. Merrltt of
Ithaca. N. Y.; tressurer. William Haller.
Milton M. Price of South Dakota bas 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
Thonaand Dollars Worth oa .
As was expected, ths advanca sale of
seats for the engagement of "Ben Hur"
opened yesterday wltb a rush. The spec
tacle opens a week's engagement at Boyd's
cn Monday evening of next week, and as
eight performances will be given here and
seats were placed on sale yesterday for the
entire week, a long line of purchasers ap
peared before the box office opened and
the waiting procession did not break until
the sale closed at 9 o'clock last even
ing. Tbe advance sale yesterdsy was
84,751, which is probably the largest
ever recorded in Omaha tor any the
atrical offering during a single day. Al
though ths sals yesterdsy was one of un
usual proportions, plenty of excellent seats
can be secured for every performance next
week, aa the aale was evenly distributed !
throughout the eight performances.
FORMER SOLDIER IN TROUBLE
Shoots aad kills a Girl, bat Aaaerts
tho Shootlag Was Acci
dental. NEW YORK, Dec. SI Lydla DeGrsw was
shot and fatally wounded in Paulfleld's
aaloon in Washington street, Psteraon, N.
J., lats Isst night. She died in tbe am
bulance while being taken to tbe hospital.
William Skinner, colored, was locked up
on the charge of being responsible for the
girl's death. He asserts that tbe shooting
was accidental. Skinner returned to this
city three weeks ago from Fort Robinson,
Neb., after having served ten sad a balf
months In tbs army. He la 20 yesrs of ags.
Tbs dead girl waa abdut 24 years old,
CASTRO ACCEPTS THE PLAN
Willing to Submit All Differences to The
ANSWER GIVES GREAT SATISFACTION
Text of Reply Will Not Be Made
Pablle Until It Una Beea Trans
mitted to the Allied
WASHINGTON, Dec. SI. The anawer ot
President Castro to the proposals of ths
allies to submit to the arbitration of The
Hague tribunal tbe Venezuelan difficulties
has reached Washington through Minister
The auswer amounts to a general accept
ance of the principles ot the proposition,
President Castro being willing to submit
the arbitration of his case to fair and Im
Tbs d. tails of ths answer will not be
published here In advance of Ita reception
by tbe European allied powera, and. In
fact, It may be withheld entirely from
publication, on the ground that It really
belongs to those powera.
Today tbe 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
the foreign offices st Berlin, London and
Rome, It is not expected that any further
ateps toward a final settlement can be
taken for a day or two.
Tbe feeling here, however, based on a
knowledge of Castro's position, is that his
answer practically clears the way for the
submission of the case to arbitration.
The answer haa given great satisfaction
Will Protect French Claims.
PARIS, Dec. 81. A dispatch to the Matin
from Caracas confirms the statement that
Venezuela haa promised France to treat
Its claim as those of Great Britain, Ger
many and Italy, but adds that a similar
promise was refused to Belgium, Spain and
AMOUNT OF CLAIMS EQUAL
tier many and England Believed to Be
Owed About Same Sums, but For.
mer's Officials Are Silent.
BERLIN, Dec. 81. The German govern
ment's reservations in agreeing to submit
ths Venezuelsn claims to arbitration con
tinue to be undisclosed In their entirety.
From statements appearing today, how
ever, it seems to be confirmed that Ger
many excludes from the claims which are
subject to arbitration demands amounting
to 8300,000 for seizure of property and out
rages on the persons of German subjects
under circumstances which are here deemed
ao clear that it la useless to call In arbi
trators. The payment of this sum will not
be demanded In cash at present, but a
sufficient guarantee of ths payment will be
Great Britain's preferred claims are
equivalent in amount to 8300,000, bence the
statements - mads ' abroad that Germany is )
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.
Tbe Lokal Anzelger, the only German
newspaper having a apeclal 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
blm at General Alcaatara'a estatoi at La
Victoria, dancing at noonday. General Al
cantara, who was waiting wltb a bundle of
dispatches, remarked to the correspondent
that "It would not do to Interrupt ths
president's pleasure even with state busi
ness," but tbe correspondent says he spoke
to the president between dances, "and after
a conversational reconnalsance," Inquired
If he intended to give tbs powers satisfac
tion. "Why, no," replied the president, "I am
tbe 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,
old boy.' "
WAGES ARE T0JBE INCREASED
Delaware, Lackawanna A Western
. Adds Half Million a Month to
Its Pay Roll.
NEW YORK, Dec. 81. Beginning tomor
row, a new schedule of wages will go into
effect on tbe Delaware, Lackawanna &
Western railroad that will increase, sub
stantially, tbe pay of a large percentage of
ths employes In all departments of the road.
The percentages of lncreass vary In differ
ent departments and with different men or
classes of employes. According to an offi
cial atatement, the new schedules, taken
In connection with previous Incresses made
during the year 1902, will make the total
Increases approximate what other roads,
located in the territory through which ths
Lackawanna runs, bavs dons In this direc
tion. President Truesdale would not stats
definitely what these Increases will aggre
gate per month or year, but It waa ascer
tained that they will approximate 8300,000
WABASH TO ENTER ST. JOSEPH
Geaeral Counsel Blodgett Tells the
Cltlseas of that City that Is
tho Road's Purpose.
ST. JOSEPH. Mo., Dec. 81. "I expect to
see Wabash trains running Into 8t. Joseph
at no very distant day," said Colonel Wells
Blodgett, general counsel of the Wabauh
railway, with headquarters In St. Louis, to
a representstive of tbe St. Joseph Oasette.
Colouel Blodgett says the Wabash msy
build a new line from a point near Pat
tonaburg. Mo., to connect with thla city, a
distance of sixty miles. This would give
tbe Wabash a good lino from St. Louis
to St. Joseph.
Bock Island's kew Service.
GUTHRIE. Okl.. Dec. 81. The Rock
Island announces train service established
over the newly constructed extension from
Lswton, Okl., to Waurlka, 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 snd
passes through Faxon and Temple, Texas.
tioes with Denver at ltlo Grande.
ST. JOSEPH. Mo., Dec. 81. A. C. Hinck
ley of St. Joseph, formerly master me
chanic ot the St. Joseph & Grand Island,
bas been appointed master mechanic ot ibe
Denver & Rio (Irande and left for Denver
today to assume the duties of bis position
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair Thursday and
Temperature at Omaha Teaterdayt
Honr. Deg. Hour. Pea.
5 a. m iti 1 p. m 44
O a. m no S p. as 4 4
T a. m ..... . : a p. m 44
(t a. m T1 4 p. m 4fl
a. tn :io S p. m ..... . 4:1
10 a. m a:t p. tn 41
11 a. m a.t T p. sa 40
12 m U
NEW YE.tK'S DAY CA1.ESDAR.
Special service at Trinity cathedral, con
uucted by Ulshop Williams, at lu o'clock.
Curling by Omaha Curling club at Cut
Live bird and target shoot at Gun club's
grounds across the river at l:M o'clock.
"At Cosy Corners, ' at Boyd's theater at
Vaudeville at Crelghton-Orpheum at 2:30
Receptions at many private residences.
Reception at Young Men's Christian as
sociation, 7 to 10 o'clock.
Reception at Young Women's Christian
association, S to 8 o'clock.
Reception by Women's Belief corps of
Oeorse, Crook uoot. 8 to 11 o'clock.
HlRh School Cadet Officers' club ball.
"At Cnsv Corners," at Boyd's theater.
Vaudeville 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., Dec. 31. Rev. E. M.
Falrchlld of Albany, who has been called
into consultation by the workmen Inter
ested in the formation of the 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 whicb union and league men can
have an equal and fair chance for employ
ment. "The league will be atrlctly a laboring
man'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 suaUiln high wages by skillful, en
ergetic co-operation with our employers.
3. To establish reasonable hours of labor
according to the exigencies of trade.
4. To promote Intelligent understanding of
5. To furnish favorable conditions for
training apprentices, In order that our boys
may become successful workmen.
6. To maintain sanitary conditions of em
ployment by means of state laws and In
spectors. 7. To compel officers of ths government
to enforce the laws.
8. To compel labor unions to observe the
B. To protect members Lgalnst unjost
treatment from employers by due process
10. To provide a labor bureau for Its mem
CLAIMS OF STRIKE BREAKERS
Bring Sulta Aggregating Over a Mil
lion Against Conl Companies,
NEW YORK. Dec. 81. 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 Penaylvania
Coal company. Damages for $50,000 each.
amounting to 81.100,000 In all, are sued for
snd tbe attorney for the plaintiffs con
sulted with an assistant district attorney
today about bringing the matter before the
grand Jury to be sworn In next Monday.
Tbe 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 tbe coal regions of
Pennsylvania and compelled to act as
"strike breakers" under threats of "being
turned over to tbe fury of the miners."
Tbe men say they finally aucceeded In
making their way back to the city, but de
clare that on their way borne they had
narrow escapes from being mobbed. An
official of the Erie road said that no com
plaint bad been served as yet on tbe com
pany. He added that the company waa
without Information as to tho cause of
action, that he was confident that the Erie
company and the constituent company, tbe
Pennsylvania Coal company, had done
nothing unlawful and he bad no doubt that
the companies would be able to success
fully defend any suits 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 snd circumstances under which they
TO RELIEVE COAL FAMINE
Baltimore A Ohio Is to Give Fuel Ship
meats Prefereaeo Over Other
BALTIMORE, Dec. 81. General Superin
tendent Arthur Hale ot the Baltimore St
Ohio railroad issued the following order to
day: Until further notlre we cannot accept
carload freight, except live stock and per
ishable products, for points east of Pitts
burg, Moundsvllle and Parkersburg. We
will continue to accept our own empty cars
and employ rurelgn cars cn route home.
This action places an embargo on car
load shipments from tbe connecting lines
of the Baltimore ft Ohio. It means a
temporary halt In grain shipments. Just
how long- this will last la not known, but
probably not more than a week. The object
of tbe order is to relieve tbe coal famine
along the line.
CONN ELLS VILLE, Pa.. Dee. 81. Fifteen
thousand miners and coke workers ot ths
1 Connellsvllle, Lower Connellsville and
Latroue regions get a 10 per cent wage ad
vance for a New Year's gift. The Inde
pendent concerns followed the example set
by the H. C. Frlck Coke company and vir
tually the same scale will go into effect
all over the coking country tbe first of the
Movements of Orraa Vessels Dec. 81.
At New York Arrived Neckar. from
Bremen; Llgurltt. from flenoa. Sailed
Celtic, for Liverpool; Philadelphia, lor
At Movllle Arrived Ethiopia, from New
York, for (iWtanw, and iirmee.Ied.
At Rotterdam Arrived Noordam,
At the I.Izard rasned Necerland,
Philadelphia, for Antwerp.
At y ueenstown Hulled Ult on la,
Liverpool, for Hueton.
At Liverpool A rnvea m memiun
Sailed Noordland, for Phll-
Kong Sailed Athenian, for
YEAR OF PROSPERITY
Omaha Enjoys Twelve Vocths of steady
GROWTH IN ALL DIRECTIONS IS NOTED
Jobbers, Manufacturers, Retailers kid
Bankers Encouraged by Condition,
FISURES SUPPORT THEIR ASSERTIONS
Increase in Trade is Shown by Every
Balance Sheet Prepared.
REVIEW OF THE DEAD YEAR IJt GENERAL
Every Lino of Local Activity Con
tributes to tho Story of a Forward
Movement for tho Oats City
la Commercial Importanee.
Bank clearings 3a,lOT,0H3
Vol. of jobbing business.. 110,000.000
Onlpnt of Omnha smeltery a(t,U10,23J
Real estate transfers 1 (MtiilMtittt
Bnlldlng permits l.otW.Kttl
Real estate m't'g's. tiled... 3,l:,B7
Rent estate m't'g. released 8,1b,01O
Money ordcra paid at
Money ordcra Issued at
The year of 1902 has passed Into history
aa one of tbe most satisfactory years, taken
altogether, Omaha haa ever experienced.
With one or two exceptions there bas not
been a line of Industry or business which
bas not Bbown a decided advance and tbest
exceptional cases have been due to ex
traordinary conditions, which now promts
The retail trade of tbe city has boen In
jured to a considerable extent by ths
Union Pacific strike, which prevailed dur
ing the lost six months of the year, and
this otrike also has had a bad effect upon
real estate, both aa an investment and a
moving commodity, a rumbcr of former
resldenta of the city having moved from the
town, and the purchasing power of more
than 1,000 men having been materially re
duced. This has bad to a certain extent
a reflex action upon tbe Jobbing trade, but
the growth In other directions baa reduced
this shortage to a point where it has had
little effect upon the business houses, as,
with one exception, every Jobbing Una ol
the city shows a naterlal advance, ths
general average app'.cximatlng 20 per cent
increase over the year 1901, which was
the highest point reached previous to last
With the exception of the Union Pacifio
strike there have been no serious troubles !
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 tn any
previous year in the city's history. In .;
tba building trades tbls has been true i
to a degree, snd although the value ot
building permits issued show a alight
reduction below last year thla cannot ba
taken aa a poqltlve evidence of the rela
tive condition of affairs In ths building
trades, as much of the work that has been
done has been in the way of improvements
and repairs which have not required a per
mit to carry out.
Balance of Tred Turns.
One of the mor "satisfactory evidences
of the city's growth is the showing of the
money order '.ranch of the local postofflce.
Here the difference between the receipts
and expenditure, that is, the money re
cived for orders and that paid out upon
orders has been greater than ever bofore
In the city's history, the difference ap
proximating 81.300,000, showing that Omaha
is receiving from outside towns that much
more than it Is sending abroad. In other
words, the balance of trade bas eoma
around until It is that much in favor ot
Omaha through the postofflce transactions,
and as these transactions generally repre
sent completed business 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 of speculative money sent
here for Investment.
With the bankers of ths 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 bankera havs had no
shortage. The deposits bsvs been reduced
somewhat on the whole and ths loans and
discounts reduced, but the reserve Is higher
than it waa last year and tbe demand for
money Is healthy, the demand being easily
met at rates but slightly In advance of this
time last year.
As Shown by Debts.
The tendency of the year Is shown by ths
record of real eststs mortgages filed and
released. Tbers were filed this ysar mort
gages amounting to 83,038,275, an lacrsasa
over 1901 of approximately 8520,000, while
ths mortgages released show a dscreass
from last year of approximately 8410,000.
This does not Indicate that ths psopls had
less power to reduce debts, but that tbsy
felt that tbe Investment ot ths money is
better thsn psylng Ihe debt. This Is shown
by the fact that with tbs relative showing
compared with last year, tba aotual debta
of the community, in tbs form of real es
tate mortgagee, were reduced by about
Tbe real estate transfers, in spite of what
has been considered a slow market, abow
a small incresse over last year on ordinary
business, but a large increase In ths aggre
gate, caused by tbe transfer of tbe property
of the Omaha Street Railway company, rep
resenting 810,000,000, In the last month of
the year. Leaving out this transfer, which
was a practical reorganization movement,
the Increase over Isst year Is approximately
8200.000, or about 4 per cent over ths total
of last year, which la something not antici
pated by tbe dealers, who expected to ses a
alight reduction in the volume ot business,
as there waa considerable activity in real
estate circles early In 1901, which was not
repeated last yeur.
JOBBING AND MANUFACTURING
Geaeral Advaaco la All Lines
ported for the Year Just
The Increase In ths bustnsss of tbs manu
facturing and Jobbing trade haa bean prin
cipally along the lines of development of
houses already In business at ths beginning
of the year, as is shown in detail In this
review. The number of employes have In
creased, the wages tavld are higher and the
volume of business baa reached point
which surpluses those who wers most
sanguine a ysar ago.
The year baa not been remarkable, as
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