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THE OMAHA DAILY 11 HE: SATURDAY, .TANFATtY a. 1003.
CASTRO PROPOSES A PLAV"kTy?
"aiti Qnertion Left to One of the
Z IS NOT LIKELY TO BE
earreljr Amj Iloabt Is Kelt that
Parties to (oitrmrrtr Will
Finally Atrrf I ana The
WASHINGTON, Jan. J The rendition
vhlch President Cestro sttsched to his re
rponse to the allies' arbitrating proposal
as In tbe nature of an alternative propo
Almost from the beginning showing an
version to The Hague tribunal. Castro,
while accepting the principle of arbitra
tion, aaked that the case be tried by one :
Of the American republics. ,
As President Jtoosevelt already had de
clined to act In the capacity of arbitrator '
and as some. of the reasoas which Inspired ,
him In his declination would apply with i
equal force to tba thief evwuUve of any!
other American slate . than . the United
States, he was o hi Inert to. withhold any
endorsement of this proposition of PreM- j
Therefore It may be dlsruiaatd from the j
field of possibilities, and unless Castro is
unexpectedly Insistent upon his own plan
the original proposition in reference to
The Hague tribunal will carry
There were no developments over New
Year's day lo- the way of cablegrams con
taining news from European capitals or
British Prises Towed Away.
LA Ol'AYRA, Venemela, Jan. 2 The
British gunboat Zumbador, formerly the
Venezuelan war vewcl of that name, left
here fur Trinidad today, towing four schoon
ers and three rloops captured by the British
since the blockade began. It Is to, return
for other prlies.
FOR UNION VETERANS' UNION
Ylrkshors hralrurnt Inatalla Ita Sfit
Otrioers According; to Accepted
Vlcksburg regiment, fnlon Veterans'
union, installed officers last night in Red
Men's hall in tho Continental building. I
The new officers are as follows: V. S.
Askwlth, colonel; George E. Ellett, lieu
tenant colonel; William O. Bartholomew,
major; Thomas H. Dally, chaplain; A. H.
Scott, surgeon; 9. R. Rathbun, adjutant;
Frank E. Munn, officer of the day; Otto
Bchneckcri-lhd.'ortlcpr ef-fho guard; O. A.
Porter, sentinel; William A. Plummer,
picket. After the installation Charles
Thomas read a paper on Eugene Wore,
Commissioner of pensions; light refresh
ments were served aud the: balance of the
evening spent socially, with songs and
reminiscences. " '
General , Order No. 1, issued from the
headquarters of the division of Nebraska
by Assistant Adjutant General Hopper, was
published. This gives the officers elected
t the annual election In November. D. M.
Haverly . Is the new division commander,
With rank of major general. John H. Mer
ger is the brigade commander, with rank
of brigadier general. The following is the
taft appointed to serve: Colonel C. L.
Harris, chief of staff; Colonel J. Francis
Hopper, annlatant adjutant general; Colonel
W. Q. Tcmpleton, assistant quartermaster
general; Colonel Thomas L. Hull, assist
ant commissary general; Colonel John
Webb, assistant Inspector general; Colo
nel W. JRaVShocmnker. assistant judge advo
cate general; Colonel John H. Berger, as
sistant '.Clustering officer; Colonel W. H.
Christie, assistant surgeon general; Lieu
tenant Colonel James W. Thompson, chap
lain; Lieutenant Cotonel Frank Thorne.
Grand Island, aide-de-camp; Lieutenant
Colonel D. W.. Fletcher, Ainsworth, aide-de-camp;
Lieutenant' Colonel Ira D. Mar
aton, Kearney, aide-de-camp.
CENTRAL LABOR UNION BALKS
Declines to Kndorre the Grocers' Plan
for Aroendlnar the Exemption
- . Statutes.
Members of the Central Labor union suc
ceeded Friday night In arriving at a de
cision regarding Intended legislation, which
was presented before the body for Its con
sideration, being the proposed amendment
to the exemption laws now on the statute
books "of the state.
The union has been in conference with
tbe Retail Grocers' association, that some
decision, rnlght'.bo obtained relatlvo to the
matter, and at tho session last night, after
the'prgposed amendment to the present law
as drafted by the grocers was read before
the union, that body .went on record as
flatly refusing to be in direct accord with
or saaotlonlog '.he amendment, voting
against It, prtvclpally, that It might be
made a matter of record in the minutes
of the-, union and also that the grocers
might not mistake the action taken.
Allen's restaurant, Sixteenth and Web
ster,' and Brown's Quick Lunch bouse were
replaced on the "fair Hat," the proprietors
of those establishments having signed up
with tbe union.
The date of the semi-annual election of
the Central Labor union was fixed for Jan
uary 18. '
Railway Notes and Personals.
J. H ' Preston, commercial agent of the
Milwaukee . at Denver., is in .the city. II
ccme partlully on business and for the
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and even for consumption. Your doctor use It ? 'iSwlT."?-
of attending ihe ftmeral of J. I.
Ji. PI!'T1K hs featmed the IvNsttlnn
rf tl.K-f f if m cf the I'x bI freight nltti -e of
tV- I nrol cr.irm. wl.irh he has held for
ntany ji-nrn er.il will enga; in business
with bin Ithr s a mrmoer cf the firm
I of Chime 'umhtnatlon I'ntl 1'la.te com
tnny. located In the I'sxton hlork. J. N.
iongstreet tonus fr'm tbe Illinois Central
IklCICTTNT ' bf'.'e ut Council Bluffs to auccetcl Mr. Hill
FUNERAL OF JOHN JAY'DICKEY
Impnalaa- Throna of Friends Follow
the I.ate Wnlrrn I Ion Official
to Ilia Grave.
The funeral of Colonel John Jay Wrkey
was, held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock
from the fsm.Iy borne at Rose Farm. Men
prominent In the telegraphic affairs of the
wrrld Journeyed thousands of miles, from
all parts of the country, to add their last
tributes to those of a host of Omaha friends
and associates at the grave of the deceased.
The lower floor of the house was crowded
to its utmost to accommodate the throng
The casket stood in the center of the
large reception ball, and back of it. Oiling
the alcove and covering the entire west
wall, were banked the floral offerings of
Colonel Dickey's friends. . The services at
the house and cemetery were read by Rev.
John Williams and the music was by mem
bers of the St. Barnabas' church choir.
Noticeable among the floral tributes was
one which came from the employes of the
Western t'nlon and American District Tele
graph companies of Omaha and Sonth
Omaha. On a solid mass of pink carna
tions, 7x4 feet in size, there was designed
in white roses and lilies of the valley,
telegraph posts on either side, with wires
stretching across the middle, and in the
center in violets was the symbol "SO."
Among the floral offering were: Colonel
R. C. Clowry. president of the Western
Union, a magnificent wreath of Liberty
roses and lilies of the valley; Henry I.
Estabrook, general solicitor or the Western
Union, a Urge wreath of sutumn leaves
tied with ribbons; Western Union employes
of Texas, a large finished column of white
carnations, roses and lilies of the valley,
with a base of Easter lilies' and LaFrancs
roses; employes at Denver, a broken wheel,
consisting of while carnations and Hies;
Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben, a pillow of roses
and carnations; employes of the Salt Lake
City and Denver offices, a pillow of roses
and carnations; members of the Loyal Le
gion, the button of the order made 3 feet
a cross of carnations; directors of the
Omnha club, huge bunch of American
Beauties; employes of Colonel Dickey's of
fice, bunch of American Beauties; C. B.
Morton, assistant superintendent at Den
ver, bunch of white and pink carnations;
I. N. Miller, superintendent at Cincinnati,
roses and lilies of the valley; Superintend
ent J. P. Alt burger. Manager J. W. Read
and Chief Operator McCammon of Phila
delphia, all former employes of Mr.
Dickey's district, carnations; General Su
perintendent B. Brooks, New York, a
wreath of 'violets and lilies of the valley;
Old Time Telegraphers' and Historical as
sociation, American Beauty roses; Nebraska
Telephone company, mixed carnations; W.
F. Drake, Pueblo, lilies of the valley and
roses; Dr. H. Perry, Salt Lake City, white
rosea; I. N. Keller, flat bunch of narcissus;
F. G. Lamb, Philadelphia, rosea; 'employes
of the Topeka office, large lyre of mixed
flowers with a floral "30" In the center;
Colorado Springs office, roses; Lincoln of
fice, pillow of flowers with figure, "30." In
addition there were over 150 floral offer
ings from individuals In Omaha and vicin
The active and honorary pallbearers
were: Active, Edward Porter Peck, Luther
Drake, J.' K. Chambers, Charles B. Horton,
John C. Nelson, John E. Wilbur; honorary.
Count Crelghton, E. M. Morsman, 'George
F. Bldwell, Senator Millard, Belvtdere
Brooks, Theodore P. Cook, General Mander
son and Guy C. Barton.
Rlarnt on the Spot
Where rheumatism pains rub Bucklen'
Arnica Salve, the great healer. 'Twill work
wonders. Stops pain or no pay. 25c. For
sale by Kuhn Co.
Kllen Kelly has secured a divorce from
Daniel, because of non-support. Judge
Dickinson granted the decree.
Charles J. Benson sues for divorce from
Ulrdle, whom he married in Council Bluffs
on November 6, 1H:H. He alleges cruelty.
Thomus It. McNalr desires to acknowl
edge the receipt of a check for $f0 from the ,
ciks, a aonaunn lowiiru wie maintenance
of the Omaha City Mission.
Edward Knsewater will deliver an address
on "Electricity us a Vital -Force" before
the 1'tiiluKiiphU'Hl society at the Paxton
hotel at 2:31) Sunday afternoon
A decree of divorce has been granted Id.-i
Venable. wife fif Hyron, whom she accused
of abandonment. The decree gives her the
custody of their son Otis, aged b years.
Minnie II. Jones n ks divorce from Charles
W., alleging non-support. .They were mar
ried on December 22, 1!1. Prior to thut
time she was Miss Humrlc k, and that name
she wishes restored.
Lnuls Rtrujtnld, 9 years old, was hit in the
head by a tin can. which he elHlms was
thrown by a colored lad named Price, resid
ing on Houth Eleventh street. A deep gnsh
was inflicted, requiring the attendance of
Police Surgeon Mick.
Unity club meets this evening at the
residence of Mr. O. W. Llnlnger, 214 North
Eighteenth street, according to the post
ponement on account of President Schur
man's address last night. There will be a
paper on "Interstate Commerce" by K. C.
I'uge of the Omaha bar and un address t)y
Judge Irving b Baxter of the district
Judge Ouy R. C. Read of the district
bench starts the new year with an sdrtl
tional member of Ills family. At an early
hour yesterday morning a young man of
judicial mind and robust frame arrived at
the judge's home, 812 South Thirty-seventh
street, and thrreby Immensely pleased his
honor, who heretofore has been raising ex
clusively those of gentler sex.
knows all about Aver'a Cherrv
V I f 1
I llll II
BENEFITS OF CRA1N MARKET
Railroads Wou'd ELare with Omaha in
LONG HAUL IS NOT ESSENTIALLY VITAL
Baslaess at the Ktock Tarda aa
Illastratloa of What May Be
Expected front the Pro
Not all the grain men In Omaha who are
working so hard for the establishment of
a grain market here think thai there It
any actual feeling of hostility toward this
city an the part of the railroads which
refuse to promote such a scheme by offer
ing fair rates through here. Some think
the railways are actuated solely by what
might be termed an Instinct of self-protection.
Said one of these:
"As I understand it, the chief and, In
reality, the only objection advanced by the
railroads agains' this grain market propo
sition Is that they run a chance of losing
for outbound shipment grain coming Into
Omaha over their lines. Thus they would
be deprived of the long haul and full
through rate. 1 do not think for a minute
that any other factor enters Into their at
titude on the matter. On that proposition I
thing tbe freight men are wrong. I think
the establishment of a grain market here
would in reality increase their revenues In
stead of diminishing them. There'wonld
be a temporary fall tag off In that imme
diate business of the haul out. I admit
that. With three other roads cutting in '
and sharing In the traffic which the two
r.ow carry this would be a natural and an
"In the end, and not such a distant end,
either, the two roads that now refuse to
carry the grain through here would be
greatly benefited by doing so. If the com
mercial value and prosperity and enterprise
of this town were Incressed double or three
times what they now are, the new bene
I fits accruing to the railroads would be so
vast as to completely overshadow this
: profit that they now reap from the long
I hauls. With Omaha built up in all dlrec
; tions the increase in all other lines of
I traffic would be so great as to make the
present hsul enjoyed by these two rosds
out of Nebraska look like a mere Item.
I.lve Stock an Illustration.
"And I'll go further. I ll say that these
roads would not be hurt so very much,
even at the start, by taking their chances
with the rest on the out-business. They
seem to get along all right down at the
stock yards. They are all represented
there. They haul the live stock In and then
scramble to get a share of the finished
product. If the railroads are satisfied with
the affairs there, If the business of each
goes on satisfactorily with the stock, wbr
not with the grain? If they can even up
all right at the packing houses, why not
at the grain market?
"In any event, Omaha should have Just
as good facilities for handling this traffic
as do the other Missouri river -central
points. We have a right to have them, and
we will have them. As it stands now,
nearly one-half of our products go to the
markets of Kansas City or St. Louis. We
deserve every bit of it here. Nebraska is
a commercial state, in which corn wears
the crown, and yet the traffic of this com.
monwealth goes to commercial centers out
side of it instead of to Its own. It is not
fair. And the railroads that oppose this
thing are merely standing in their own
light. They do not stand a chance, to lose.
It is absolutely certain that a grain mar.
ket, if aided by them, would do so much
for this town that they would bo far more
than reimbursed tor what they suffered II
being compelled to -even up on the out
haul. "As for tbe standing which this exchange
would have In the markets of the world,
there Is no need to worry about that. The
Omaha Board of Trade already has an in
spection bere, the Inspection of tbe 8outh
Omaha products, and tbe register as well.
This is recognized wherever these products
are sold the world over, and so would be
our grain. The exchange would be standard
from the start, and its work and its goods
would be good anywhere."
At l tie lluyd.
Five times in three seasons and still do
ing good business is the record for "The
Burgomaster" In Omaha. Just what there
is about the Plxley ft Luder's concoction of
Jingle and Jest that lures people to the
playhouse is not exactly apparent on the
surface. For the Jingles are not especially
meritorious and the jests are somewhat
hoary, and almost everybody In town can
nudge his neighbor and grin himself In
anticipatory enjoyment of each approaching
climax of humor. Yet all seem to enjoy
tbe performance, and there you are. It ts
merry after its fashion and tuneful accord
ing to its kind. It doesn't set up to re
form anything or anybody and hasn't tried
to make a laating impression anywhere but
on the box office. And In all human prob
ability it will continue to visit Omaha and
be applauded by large audiences until some
newer and more acceptable form of amuse
ment has been devised.
Many members of the present compsny
are old favorites. Some of them are tbe
originals In the roles. All of them are
sufficiently Interested in tbe piece to try
to get the best out of it, and that they do
not entirely fall la evidenced by the faot
that they were roundly applauded from
time to time by the large audience at the
Boyd last night.
"The Burgomaster" will be repeated at
a matinee and evening performance today.
WILL INSIST ON EQUALITY
Woman will Object to Her Assess,
xneat If Those ( Corporations
Among the documents which will go be
fore tbe city council when It meets as
board of equalization to perfect the assess
ment tor tbe tax levy of 1903, as returned
by the tax commissioner and Board of Re
view, Is a communication on behalf of Mrs.
Sarah E. Hartman, which is somewhat un
usual and possesses some elements of orig
inality. Mrs. Hartman, who is tbe owner
of a considerable amount of real estate in
the city, including her homestead at
Thirty-fifth and Farnam strsets, the ag
gregate assessment upon which is in the
neighborhood of $40,000, slgnlflss to the
bosrd thst she Is satisfied with her assess
ment as it has been fixed by the Board of
Review, provided the franchise corpora
tions and railroad companies are to be
assessed according to the schedule as ap-
! proved by that body, but in ease those
figures are to be reduced, she will object.
The communication, after describing in
detail the property assessed in the name
of Mrs. Hartman, continues as follows:
Tou are further nortfled that this ap
plicant will be satisfied with the values
putted on earn or said pieces or property
and on said personal property by the tax
commissioner only on condition that the
4ernr nts of railroad property, Omaha
franchlHeil corpora lions and other property
in said city remain substantially sa your
rmard nsa nxed the valuation thereof,. Hut
If the sasessmenls of such other property
for the taxes of the year IhoS Is heraafter
renucei, either By tn omsna city council.
Ittlng ss a board of equilisatlon, or by
the courts, or otherwise, then, and In that
vent, said fierab Ju. Uartataa fsecrvea tbe
f)ID YOU TAKE NOTICE of the
difference bviweon the appear,
ance of the Christmas number of The
Illustrated Bee and tbe Christmas
numbers of its contemporsrles? Well,
tbst Is the difference esch and every
week In the year. The Illustrated Bee
never nsa a rival in ma western news
paper field, and In all llkllhood never
will. This doesn't figure in tbe effort
to keep the paper up to Its original
standard the best and Its readers
will never be disappointed because the
paper has been neglected. Fifty-two
times a year it comes, full of pretty
pictures of people and events that are
of more than momentary Interest, and
special articles prepared exclusively
for The Illustrated Bee. That' why
it is popular.
fAPPY NEW YEAR I It is never too
late to send a frlend.lv creettn?.
and so from the front page of the com
ng number The Illustrated Bee beams
forth a bright, winsome face, wreathed
with smiles of greeting for all.
N0REW CARNEGIE'S LIEUTENANTS 1"
a special article on how the
great steel king chose the men who
hsve helped him build up his colossal
fortune. It is illustrated from photo
graphs of his leading aides, and gives
a gossipy sketch of their careers.
OMAHA PRESBYTERIAN SEMINARY has
recently uccupied a new build tntf
on its permanent site In Kountze
place. Some splendid pictures made
by a staff photographer of this hand
some building accompany an article
telling of the school and its founders'
WINTER SPORTS FOR THE YOUNGSTERS
is a (froupiif pictures made from
photographs taken by the staff artist
on the day after Christmas when the
boys and girls were out trying the
skates Ssnta Claus had been good
enough to bring them. They are full
WHERE WOMEN MINE COAL 1 told
about by Mr. Frank G. Carpen
ter In his weekly letter, which ts
written this time from Wasmes, Bel
glum, in the heart of the Belgian coal
region. Illustrations are from photo
graphs made by Mr. Carpenter at
COACHING FOR SOCIETY tolls how the
ambitious women are prenared
for entrance to the social swim at
Washington. It is written by a per
son who is thoroughly famllar with
conditions at the national captttal and
deals understanding with the topic.
QF INDEPENDENT PICTURES there are
several, dualing ith matters
and people of Interest, including the
customary golden wedding couple. Not
a department has been neglected nor a
feature overlooked. If you are not
a subscriber, y you should order the
right and will Insist that the assessed
valuation on each of the above described
pieces of property and said personal prop
erty as fixed by the tax commissioner for
VMH be reiiucen in iiku proportion ns any
such other property may De reduced.
COOPERATION IN HOME GETTING
Notable dhowlna" Made by the Omaha
Association In Its Twentieth
The twentieth annual report of the
Omaha Loan and Building association was
presented at a meeting of the board of di
rectors at tho association office. Bee build
ing, Friday evening. According to the re
port the assets amount to $572,165.22, a gain
of $98,686.79 during the last year. Receipts
aggregated $380,664.64, out of which there
was paid on withdrawals $117,778.42, for
loans $221,837.68 and $7,263.16 for expenses.
Earnings for the year amounted to $39,
213.22. Of this sum a dividend of ( per
cent took $26,906.79 and $5,063.27 was car
ried to the reserve fund aa required by law.
An Instruct ure feature of tbe report is
the showing made of the value of co-operation
In procuring homes. During the last
half of the year the assoclatldn assisted
101 members to secure homes of their own
In Omaha and South Omaha and In the
twenty years of Its life 1,134 members were
enabled to purchase or build homes. The
association has 2,076 members, carrying 12,
The usual semi-annual dividend of t per
cent was declared by the directors.
TABLE ROCK. Neb., Jsn. I. (Special.)
Over 100 Invited guests assembled at the
residence of Mrs. Malvlna Parka in this
city, who Is grandmother of the bride, to
witness tbs marrlags of Mr. Leslie B. Nick
elson of Elk Creek, Neb., 'to Miss Vina
M. Shorter of this place. Tbe ceremony
was performed by Rev. A. W. Shamel, pas
tor of tbe Methodist Episcopal church.
The groom Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. O. K.
Nlckelson of Nemaha county. Nebraska,
and a young business man of Elk Creek.
The bride Is a Table Rock belle, tbe
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vf. T. Shorter of
this place. They will be at home at Elk
Creek after January 10, 1904.
I .ester-Vert ree a.
BEATRICE. Neb., Jsn. 1. (Speclsl.)
Among the foremost of Cupid's captives
to be led to the altar for the new year In
this city were lohn Emery Lester and
Miss Carolyns Mae Vertrees, who were
joined in holy wedlock at the home of
the bride yesterday noon. Rev. O. W.
Crafts officiating The bride' and groom
are well known and most highly esteemed
In this city and vicinity, where they have
resided for a aumber of years.
roar Dollars Prleo of Two I.Ives.
8T. LOUIS. Jan. t Thomas Dunn, col
ored, was hanged today for the murder of
Peter Jackson, a negro, with whom ha had
quarreled over $4. The prisoner event his
last hours in prayer and said he was ready
to die. Before leaving the jail for the (al
lows a number of Uia prisoners bade trunn
!.. i oy me
SHAW SEEKS A SECRETARY
rinds it a Difficult Taik to Becnre
8uoceor to R. B. Armstrong.
APPLICATIONS ARE PLENTIFUL EN0U6H
Major Tamer Hot Knthnalastle Over
location of revelry Post at Fort
lee Molaes Maklne;
(From a Staff Oorreepnndcn't )
WASHINGTON, Jan. t (Special Tele
gram.) Secretary Shaw, now that hie pri
vate secretary. R. B. Armstrong. Is going
to leave him for the position of second as
slstsnt secretary of the treasury. Is casting
about for bis successor and he Is not find
ing it an easy task. He has had nearly
half a hundred applications, but today
stated that Mr. Armstrong's successor had
resolved Itself Into the choice of one of two
men and one of these applicants came frou
Iowa. As this seems to be the era of ycung
men, it Is thought Secretary Shaw has some
bright and active young newspaper man In
mind to succeed Mr. Armstrong.
Major R. B. Turner, In charge of con
struction work on Fort Pes Moines, is In
Washington under orders to report tomor
row to the quartermaster general. Major
Turner Is not particularly enthusiastic
over the site chosen for the new cavalry
post at Des Moines. He thinks there has
been too much politics for a cavalry post.
"As yet we have hardly a shack erected,"
said Major Turner today. "We have had
all sorts of things to contend with. Strikes
and weather hsve kept us back until I am
almost ready to give up In despair of get
ting things done. Contracts have been let,
but with strikes on It Is mighty hard to
move. I expect to know more tomorrow as
to the reasons which called me here."
Postmasters appointed: Iowa John R.
Berks, Halbur, Carroll county.
South Dakota Hannah Bastlan, Grobb,
Spink county; Howard G. Plnney, Robcy,
Clyde E. McCormlck has been designated
as a member of the civil service board for
the Nebraska City postofflce and Carl O.
Melnburg at Red Oak, la.
Mrs. Ida M. Copenharve of Omaha has
been appointed a compositor in the gov
ernment printing office.
Receipts and f.spendltnres.
The monthly comparative statement of
the government receipts and expenditures
shows that for the month of December.
1902, the total receipts were $47,151,299 and
the expenditures $36,433,744, leaving a sur
plus for the month of $10,618,000. The re
ceipt for the month are about $109,000 tn
excess of those for December, 1901, snd
the expenditures $798,000 less than for that
month. The receipts from the several
sources of revenue are given as follows:
Customs, $23,670,094, an Increase ns com
pared with December, 1901, of $2,163,000;
Internal revenue, $20,979,318; decrease,
$2,215,000; miscellaneous, $2,510,886; de
The expenditures on account of War de
partment show a small decrease and on
account of the navy an Increase of about
$1,123,000. For the first half of the present
fiscal year a surplus is shown of $24,134,000,
as against a surplus of $42,621,897 for the
corresponding period last year. . Although
the receipts from the internal revenue are
less thsn for December, 1901, the amount
of the decrease Is surprisingly small and
it is a noteworthy fact that in some of the
larger revenue districts the total collec
tions are greater than they were before the
war tax was removed July 1, 1902.
The monthly circulation statement issued
comptroller of the currency shows
that at the close of the calendar year the
total circulation of national bank notes
wss $384,929,784, an Increase for the year
of $24,640,058, and an Increase for tbe month
of $76,270; the circulation baaed on United
States bonds amounted to $342,127,144, an
Increase for the yesr of $17,118,538 and an
increase for the month of $1,027,435. The
circulation secured by lawful money
amounted to $42,801,940, an increase for the
year of $7,921,620, and a decrease for the
month of $952,163. The amount of United
States registered bonds on deposit to se
cure circulating notes was $344,252,120, and
to secure public deposits, $153,384,070.
Deaths front Cholera.
The latest list csbled the War depart
ment by General Davis reports the follow
ing deaths from cholera:
James Hamilton, Company D, Twenty-
sixth infantry; Robert D. Finney, Company
D, Twenty-sixth Infantry; Thomas J. Kelly,
Company A, Eleventh Infantry; Louis
Koplesoko, Company L, Eleventh Infantry;
Jacob Cohen, Company O, Fifth Infantry;
George D. Ravgdo, Company I, Eighteenth
Uonndorenn Minister Recalled.
Senor Don Luis Fell use Carbo. who has
been minister from Ecuador to the United
States since January 15, lf6, will formally
present his letters of recall within a few
days, when Senor Baquerenxo, his suc
cessor, will present bis credentials.
Australia Needs Breadstuff.
One hundred thousand pounds of bread-
stuffs must be Imported from wheat-pro
ducing centers to Australia during the
coming season to meet harvest deficiencies,
says United States Consul Oodlng at New
castle In a statement dated November 11.
The crop In New South Wales, he says,
will not reach 60 per cent of the quantity
reaped last year, and Victoria will re
quire Imports of' 1,637,920 bushels of wheat
to supply her needs. Tbe situation Is not
so bad in South Australia, though the crop
there is less thsn last year. About 16,000
tons of California flour are afloat for New
South Wains, but the consul says the price
of California flour baa risen so greatly
that the effect will be to divert a great
deal of the trade to Canada, which raises
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Report of t nlforat Hoard.
The War department has msd public the
report of the uniform bosrd. headed by
General Toung. of which Colonel Patten la
the recorder, setting cAit In detail the
changes made In the army uniform, some
of which were seen for the first time at
the White House reception yesterday.
The first recommendation la that officers
on duty In Washlngtou should be required
to wear their uniforms during fllce hours.
Other recommendations, all of which have
been approved and are consequently now
army regulations, provide for the substitu
tion of the bronxe sleeve ornaments for
those of embroidery and metal for full
drees. Chaplains are to wear black over
coats. The embroidered gold oak leaves on
officers' visors must come off, except on
ranks abeve that of major. The United
States coat of arms In gold Is to be added
to all shoulder knots of officers above csp-
! An Important change Is the abolition of
' the chapeau, the service helmet and serv
ice cap for officers and a service trousers
' for enlisted men. Provisions are made for
a combination sash and belt for brigadier
i A significant recommendation calls for a
more detailed description of the shoes to
be worn by officers, for It Is rumored that
the board's labors were begun as a result of
the detection of an officer, otherwise prop
erly uniformed In full dress, wearing a
pair of russet shoes. Hereafter chevrons
are to be worn midway on the sleeve be
tween the elbow and the shoulders.
Other recommendations are that belts
and cartridge cases) are to be worn outside
the overcoat, that a marching shoe shall be
provided for the men and that the bureau
of insular affalts shall provide a device.
Physician aa Commissioner.
The American Association for the Ad
vancement of Science today agreed to ae-
' quest President Roosevelt to appoint a
' physician as a member of the Isthmian
Canal commission. A commission wss also
appointed to procure a suitable memorial
to Dr. Rcld. the army surgeon who per
formed notable work in improving the sani
tary conditions In Cuba.
I The feature of the sessions of the sec
tion on social and economic science was a
i review of the work in various bureaus of
I the Department of Agriculture by their
chief. Prof. Willis L. Moore, chief or the
weather bureau, who said It cost $1,250,000
a year to make the forecasts; that the frost
warnings of a tin days ago in Florida
saved millions of dollars to the people of
that state and the forewarning of a single
cold wsve recently saved shippers $4,000,000.
Statement of Public Debt.
The monthly statement of the public
debt shows that at the close of business
December 31. 1902, the debt, less cash treas-
: ury, amounted to $947,164,679, which Is a
I decrease for the month of $10,932,602, which
Is largely accounted for by an Increase of
nearly $10,000,000 In the amount of cash on ,
j The debt Is recapitulated as follows: In
j terest bearing debt. $914,641,240; debt bear
l lng n Interest, $395,777,109. Debt on which
Interest has ceased since maturity, $1,255,
710. Total, $1,311,674,059.
This amount, however, does not Include
$876,674,069 In certificates and treasury notes
outstanding, which are offset by an equal
' amount of cash on hand for their redemp
tion. The cash In the treasury is classified as
' follows: Oold reserve, $150,000,000; trust
funds, $876,674,069; general funds, $156,290.-
632; In rational bank depositories, $150,
216,598. Totsl, $1,331,081,200, against which
there are demand liabilities outstanding
amounting to $966,611,820, which leaves a
cash balance on hand or $364,409,260.
No Interference with Church. j
The attention of the officers of the ad
ministration charged with the direction of
Philippine affairs being called to a dis
patch from Rome to the effect that Sec
retary Hay has written the Vatican that
Mgr. Messmer of Green Bay, Wis., ts Im
possible for the position of blsbop of Ma
nila, because of the firebrand speech which
he recently made before the Catholic Truth
Federation, the statement was made In the
most emphatic terms that there was abso
lutely no foundation for the story. It was
further declared that In no single Instance
has tho United States government allowed
Itself to be placed In the position of dic
tating the personality of any priest or
church official who was to go or stay in the
Bolivia and Pern Arbitrate.
The Bolivian minister baa received a
cablegram saying that the Bolivian gov
ernment has algned a treaty for arbitration
with the republlo of Peru to settle the
boundary question. The arbitrator selected
is tbe Argentine government.
Red Cross Moves Offices.
The American National Red Cross society
has removed its headquarters from Wash
ington to No. 19 East Fifth street, New
York City. Miss Barton already Is there.
Western Men Get a liaise.
LAS ANGELES, Cal., Jan. Locomo
tive engineers and firemen employed In the
local Jurisdiction of the Bante Fe and
Southern Pacific systems hsve been granted
an Increase of wages averaging 10 per cent.
This action was taken in compliance with
a request for higher wages made by the
Kevr Orleaas Oat of Fuel.
NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 1. New Orleans Is
now without a supply of fuel and all the
furnace recently converted to the use of
oil burners are being changed back so that
coal may be used.
Price ( Ceal Gees Tp.
NEW TORK, Jan. t The price cf soft
coal advanced another notch today, reach
ing wholesale, freightage not in
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