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jThe Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 10, 1871.
OMAHA, MONDAY MOANING, JANUAltY 5, 1003.
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NOT LAW OF NATIONS
Monroe Doctrine is Ho', Officially Eecoj
nized by Foweri..
SO SAYS BERLIN VOSSISCHE ZEITUNG
Deo'aratioi is B tt?rly A'siiled by This
ITS EX CTIONS ARE OF NO CONCERN
Declares Even South American States Do
Not Countenance It.
SO GERMANY CANNOT ACCEPT ITS TENETS
Affirm that Country Will Establish
Ita Claims Against Vtnofl
Without Reuurd to Position
of Inlted States.
BERLIN, Jan. 4 The government Is
without Information regarding the landing
ot the German marines at Puerto Cabello,
Venezuela. The foreign office says that
If inch landing occurred It must have been
transient and regards the reported seizure
of the customs house at Purrto Cabello by
Oerman marines as a canard. '
8everM newspapers today In their yearly
political reviews, devote much attention to
Venezuela and the Monroe doctrine. The
Vosslscbe Zeltung (Independent liberal), re
gards Oermany'a proceedings against Venez
uela aa entirely within the limits of Inter
"Whoever has a claim against another,"
ays this Journal, "tries to collect it,
whether they be private Individuals or na
tions. If anybody disputes our right to
compel payment of the Venezuelan claims
we must ask that peraon If he. be willing
to pay the debtNilmself, or give guarantees
therefor. If ao, the matter speedily could
be settled, but, if this other person Is un
willing to give such guarantees, his objec
tions don't concern us. The United States
could settle the trouble between Qermany
and Venezuela In a moment If It would
stand good for the payment of our claims,
but the United Slates Is unwilling to take
this step and we cannot demand that It do
o. In this case the United States should
not hinder Germany from pursuing a courso
that is deemed expedient."
grouts American Press.
The Vosslsche Zeltung refers to what It
calls "the wild noise" in a portion of the
American presa which declares that Ger
many has no right under the Monroe doc
trine to take forcible action In Venezuela
nd that Germany has not even recognized
the Monroe doctrine.
"The latter assertion is correct," says
the Journal. "No other European state ever
recognized this doctrine and wo believe no
European country will ever do so. ' The
Monroe doctrine is not adapted to become
a subject of diplomatic negotiation and the
document hardly exists In which this doc
trine Is laid before any European power
with the 1 request that this power make a
.After reciting the history and origin of
the tramer of the doctrine the paper as
serts that the right of intervention claimed
by the holy alliance has long since been
abandoned. The countries of 8outh Amer
ica have bean in a state ot chronio revo
lution, yet nobody In Europe dreams of In
tervention. The disastrous Issue of Na
poleon'a attempt In Mexico renders it prob
able that no European atate will ever re
peat the effort to establish itself in the
western hemisphere. ,
"Later interpretations of the Monroe
doctrine," continues the Zeltung, "do not
Involve the defined hegemony of the Unltsd
States over central and South America
The United States clatma suzerainty over
these states, with the right of Interven
tion, but denies to European countries the
right to interfere In their affairs. How far
such suzerainty extends and what rights
and obligations come from it have never
been cleared up. Neither have the Central
and South American stales recognised this
suzerainty, but they bave decidedly re
Jscted It owing to its repulsion of the Ro
manic and Germanic races. No European
tats has made concession in this respect
and Anally the United States itself has
given no clear statement of Its alms.
Bays It Stands Vnreeoarulsed.
"The Monroe doctrine does not belong to
International law, but to conjectural poll
tics. It binds nobody and endows nobody
with rlghta. Oermany baa no obligation to
recognise and no occasion to dispute the
Monroe doctrine. The South American
states stand toward Germany as sovereign
nations, and they all have the rlghta and
all the obligations of sovereign states, and
having sucn obligations must pay their
"Germany will establish its claims con
siderately In form and energetically In
The Tagllacbe Rundschau complains that
that hard realist, the Yankee, does not ap
preciate courtesies like the visit of Prince
Henry and the gift of the statue of Fred
erick the Great, "but blows a few notes
Into the rusty and hoarse Monroe trumpet
and Oermany must lot that impudent
trickster, President Castro, alone while he
laughs in bis fist."
HUMBERTS ASSISTED DREYFUS
Colonel Iw Paly de Clam CoaSrma the
Statements Made ljr Gaston
PAR13, Jan. 5. The Temps haa pub
lished an Interview with Colonel Du Paty
de Clam concerning the articles pub
lished in the Gaulola by Gaston Pollonals,
the well known polemist, In which It was
asserted that the colonel recently made a
deposition before the magistrate investi
gating the Humbert rate to the effect that
the archives ot the general staff contain
documents showing that the Humberts
were active In trying to save-Dreyfus.
Colonel Du Paty de Clam confirms the
accuracy of M. Pollonals' atatementa. - He
adds that be was struck during the Drey
fus affair with the activity of the Hum
berts in behalf of Dreyfus. He says the
former were especially active In 137. when
everybody whom the Humberts rould com
mand worked bard to nave Dreyfus. 'What
tbs Humbert! wanted was money, says
Julonel Du Paty de Clam, tor money gave
all the Influence In behalf of Dreyfus and
the Humberts were able to set many
strings at work.
nitrhances Are Spread lag.
SHANGHAI. Jan. 4 The disturbances is
the Interior of China are spreading. Five
thousand troops bave been sent to sun
press the disorders la the prpvlacs ot Che
HINDOO PRINCE A BANKRUPT
Descendant of the tireat Moaral t'a
not I. Ire on Paltry fl,(MM)
(Copyright, inoj, by Preen piiM'hln Cn.)
LONDON, Jan. 4 (New, York Wotld Ca
blegram Special Telegr.. -I'rlnce Victor
Dhuleep Singh, whose t' -t)f 'roubles are
engaging the attention ''London
bankruptcy court, says tha. . "tlsti
government would psy him tht . jt .
oweb mm ne would not only oe ior.(
wealthy. Prince Victor, a brother-i...
by marriage of Lady (Vlerglna Bouguk)
Ieerhardt, Is a direct descendant of the '
grand mogule. After the capturo of Delhi
at the time of the mutiny his father wee
found a babe of 3 years In the great temple
and was taken charge ot by the British
government, which appropriated 170.000.000
worth of his father's property, Including
the famous Kohlnoor diamond, now the chief
Jewel in Queen Alexandra's crown.
Prince Dhulerp Singh was brought to
England, placed under the rare of a gov
erned and educated at Eton and Oxford.
The British government then made, under
deed, a solemn settlement on him of $500,000
a year In compensation for the family prop
erty appropriated at Delhi. Dhuleep Singh
married a French woman at Suez and de
veloped extravagant tastes. He was the
best partridge ehot In the world, having
made the record of killing 1,000 birds to
his own gun In a single day on his estate
at Clevedan, In Norfolk.
He got Into financial difficulty, claimed
his property from the British government
and when the liability was repudiated went
to Russia and tried to stir up a rebellion
among the slkhs, of whom he was the head.
This failed. He returned to England, made
atonement and waa accorded a reduced in.
ccrae of $60,000 a year. , On his death he
loft three children two princesses and
Prince Victor between whom his Income
was divided, the daughters getting $15,000
year each and the prince $30,000.
Prince Victor three years ago married a
daughter of the earl of Coventry, Lady Anne
Coventry. Her taste In selecting a husband
was freely criticised, for Prince Victor,
though educated in England, Is as much of
an Oriental as his father was.- He seemed
to think that If he married Into a swell
English family and so gave hostages for his
loyalty, as it were, that the British gov
ernment would restore bis father's original
income of $500,000 a year. Accordingly he
proceeded at about . that rate, giving bis
wife coatly Jewels and keeping great state.
But now that his creditors bave come down
upon him the British government looks on
his troubles with callous Indifference.
EMPEROR STARTS MODEL FARM
Shows Oerman Agriculturists flow to
Make It Pay Without
(Copyright. 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
BERLIN, Jan. 4. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Emperor
William has been directing much atten
tlon lately to agriculture. He says If
German farmers would only take lessons
from scientific farmers in England or the
United States they could increase their
crops and improve taoir- condition without
stats aid. . 1
Hit model farm in Cadlnen is being ran
(dly transformed into an agricultural show
place. When the emperor took posses
sion of it four years ago It was In a con
dition of wreck, both houses and estate.
badly drained, badly stocked and yielding
no crop worth speaking of. In four years
he changed everything. The house Is now
a charming English country house and
shooting lodge combined, and the estate of
about 6,000 acrea. half forest, is In a fair
way to add $20,000 a year to the emperor's
Four years ago only rice and potatoes
would grow in Cadlnen. The emperor has
introduced wheat, oats and barley and
mangel wurtzel for cattle. He has put 1C0
Dutch cows on the estate and every day
their produce goes to Danzig and other
towna in the vicinity. The Cadlnen milk,
cream, butter and cheese have become
famous throughout the east .of Germany
and command the highest prices. The
emperor's new dairy is modeled upon the
Windsor establishment. A spirit motor
supplies all the power needed.
- During his recent stay In Cadlnen the
emperor read up all the latest English
.books on dairy farming. His attention has
also been directed to a better breed ot
swine. He has Just bought a farm ad
joining Cadlnen, a place called Klckelhof,
where he haa installed some ot the best
But be Is proudest of his potatoes. In
four years he haa replaced the poor, soapy
potatoes which used to grow In Cadlnen
with a splendid, floury article, admired all
over the countryside. The potatoe output
of Cadlnen this year was over 1,000 tons.
LOSES HIS HEART TO A WIDOW
Sonatina: Bachelor Soldier Finally
Kails Desperately In
(Copyright. lf3. by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Jan. 4. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Mrs. Blake of
Boston will wed next Tuesday Sir Seymour
Blone, a septuagenarian bachelor soldier,
who haa always boasted that he had never
had a lovs affair and never met an English
girl who could entice him from single
blessedness. But when he met the tall,
elegant, Mrs. Blake, the widow of a rich
Bostonlan, and who has lived for the last
seven years In a pretty house ea Hans
Place, the baronet soon lost his heart.
Every nlht he dropped In to Hans Place
and, until the engagement was fixed, be was I
itnkj.mu The ttrtflA-tft.liA la a fharmlna.
woman, 'quiet and kindly, and tor some
time baa been in rather delicate health. She
er delicate health. She
.ste In all things and
Her wedding robe will
has Irreproachable ta
A war mm Haa u 1 1 f ill I V
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m.v.-. .l.h ih. wertrtin, will h. v.,. ,..,'
It will take place at Holy Trinity. Sloan, j Pa"! 'rom th,e ' Sen""-
street, at a very early tour. M- M. Rouvler are the only
Mrs. Blake baa a great social connection. ! two nln,te" ho candidates. The
Among her most Intimate personal frlen.l. j nlr other notaworthir result of the elec
are Lady Cheaterfleld. Lady Roden. Lady ' U.OD the torr llsr
Wallscourt. Lord Mun.ter. Mis. V.nw.r. of for"sn ff"'1r8' """'""l" ln th D"
and Lady Ablnger. all ot whom are Invited I Pr'm'n' f Al; ' h c.ud date.
to the wedding. About seven yeara ago
Mra! Blake loat ber only son.
To Resist American Cotton Klars.
PARI3. Jan. 4. It Is asid that Inl..
Flegfrled. Richard Waddlngtcn and Felix
Mellne, as well as other deputies and aen-
ators and a number of leading cotton maa
ufacturers bave formed a colonial cot tot
association, with a view to resisting the
American cotton monopoly by aKlng the
development of the growing of cotton ln
the French colonic, and especially in the
Transport Hancock nt Valparaiso.
VALPARAISO. CHli, Jan. 4 The United
State, army transport Hancock arrived
here today from Mare lalaad qa its way to
REFORM IN GERMAN MORALS
Women of Hijh Degree Take Part in Mote
ment to Regenerate Country.
LAXITY IS NO LONGER TO BE CONDONED
Two Meetings Held and Effort Mak
ing; to Have Emperor's Slater
Preside nt the Heat On
Held In Berlin.
k pyrlht. 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
BERLIN, Jan. 4. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) German prin
cesses to the number of sixty-nine have
made a solemn vow to reform the morals
of the Fatherland. They will work In two
First They will seek to establish Institu
tions for redeeming unfortunate fallen
Second They will bring their social in
fluence to bear on men in high stations
to take up strong ground against im
morality. Two of the sixty-nine are queens tne
queens of Wurtemberg and Saxony. Thirty-
five belong to reigning houses in various
parts of Germany. These women are going
about their work In business fashion. Their
first meeting was held in Frankfort-on-the-
Main. Only sixteen real prlnceases were
present, although twenty others sent repre
They bad high tea In the principal hotel
of the place, and the proceedings, to which
no man waa admitted, were prolonged.
Judging, however, from the noise In the
room in which they met, th meeting was
animated and not infrequently Jocund.
At this meeting the princess of Waldeck
Pyrmont presided. She is a stately, hand
some personage, with a beautiful voice and
lovely hair. She rules society in ber own
little principality with a rod of iron woe
betide the unfortunate male transgressor
who gets into her clutches in Pyrmont. He
is ruthlessly excluded from her court. An
other Important person at the Frankfort
meeting was the 'Duchess of Crach, one ot
the sweetest of the younger German duch
esses, a woman of a fine mind, winning in
all her waya, graceful aa a sylph. 'She is a
Wurtemberg lady. Her castle and gardens
are models of care, and show what culture
and refinement in their mistress can ac
compllsh. She is the secretary ot the asso
Second Meeting; Lively.
Ths next meeting was beld at Cassel and
waa better attended, not probably by prln
ceases, but by their business repreeenta
tives, who mean to work bard to carry this
thing through. No particulars as to ths
resolutions adopted have come to light, but
enough Is known to assume that the crusade
has begun. One woman said ahs was going
to begin that very day to influenoa her men
friends to do their utmost to change ths
prevalent laxity of views. 'Another said
she must get to work at snea among the
hapless women. She spoiled an otherwise
admirable speech by referents to the shock
ing -morality ot ths "lower orders," and
was speedily brought to book by a friend
with the remark . that In ths matter ot
morality there was Httl ts shoos between
th aristocracy and the working classes,
Antttovery princess In the room applauded
So, at least, rumor has it, for no such
vulgar person as a reporter was present
among this bevy ot arlstocratlo dames.
A leading spirit at the Cassel meeting
was the Duchess Frederick Ferdinand of
Schloswlg-Holsteln. a woman who comes
from a fine race of pure and heroic men.
Another waa the duchess of Ratlbor,
woman of tremendous energy and one of the
leaders of Berlin society. She Is constantly
In and out of Emperor William's court, and
exercises a tremendous Influence In mili
tary circles. She is one ot the best dressed
of German women.
Two women who take a profound Interest
In the movement are the princesses of
Schaumburg-Llppe and the princess of Saxe
Melnlngen, both sisters of Emperor Wil
liam, but gentle, winning women. They
will not take any prominent part in the
public agitation, yet all their sympathies
are with it.
But the aoul ot the movement is ths
Duchesa Vera of Wurtemberg, the wife of
Duke Eugenef.'a Russian princess by birth,
a fiery, enthusiastic Slav nature, full of
noble Impulses. She is a deeply religious
woman, a fine bible scholar and In her
Wurtemberg home the center of everything
that tends to regenerate society. She baa
a strongly marked Slav face and tares
little for outward appearanees or dress.
The next meeting la to be In Berlin, and
efforts will be made to indues one of, the
emperor's slaters to preside.
FRENCHMEN ELECT SENATORS
Contests Pass Off Without Incident
nad Results Confirm General
PARIS, Jan. 4. Senatorial elections wars
held today In thirty-four departments ot
France, Algeria and in the colonies of La
Reunion and Guadeloupe, to select ninety
eight senators, of whom ninety-four will
fill seats the terma of whose occupants
have constitutionally expired, while the
other four will fill vacancies cauaed by
The elections passed off without incident.
The results have confirmed the general ex
pectation that the ministerial majority in
the upper house would be strengthened.
The conservatives have elected five progres
sive republicana, the liberals have elected
twenty-live republicans, eighteen radicals
and thirty-four radical socialists. Final
returns from some seats In France and
the two colonlea have not been received.
i Combe been re-elected from
! the Partmnt ' Charcnte-Inferleure; be
; , " , " -".
I 'lso returned from Corsica, where he
only nominated Saturday Finance
Minister Rouvler was elected In the De-
Fitment "t Alps-Maritiraea. He thui
members of the Senate; the other, are
deputlea. ex-deputles or new men.
The ministry of the Interior claim, that
the government gained fifteen and loat two,
net gain of thirteen seats in today'a
Attempts to Steal the Jewels,
LONDON. Jan. 5. In a dispatch from
Delhi the correspondent of the Dally Mail
aaya: "A body of Pathana made a bold
attempt ln broad daylight Friday to attack
the guard and rob' the Jewel room of the
arta exhibition, where gems valued at
$1,250,000 were ln keeping. Member, of the
police force and the Jewelers present after
a scuffle succeeded in foiling ths attempt.
Entrance to the Jewel room has now been
made much mors difficult."
COAL TO GO UP A NOTCH TODAY
Scrantou Companies Agree on In
crease of 1 Pr Ton In Pries
SCRANTON, Ps., An. 4. Following the
lead of the Lehigh Valley, the Jersey Cen
tral, the Reading companies, the Delaware,
Lhrkawanna A Western company yester
day acceded to the demand of its contract
shippers to suspend the 15-35 contract until
circular and actual market prices again
Only about half of the Independent op
erators are selling under the 65-35 con
tract. They have had to be content with
65 per cent of $5 on big sizes and the same
per cent of $3.75 on small sizes, the arbi
trary figure fixed by the carriers for coal
at tidewater. The independents who were
not under contract terms have aold their
coal at the breaker for at least $5 a ton
and the purchaser looked after the freight.
The contract Independents argued that it
was unfair that they should be bound by
an arbitrary circular price when they
could get fully 60 per cent better prices,
and particularly when ether independents
were getting all that the law of supply and
This means that the independents are
now all free to sell their coal at the
breaker at the best prices they can secure.
leaving it to the purchaser to deal with
the carrier about freight charges.
In return tor the concession the Inde
pendents have promised to favor the east
and New, England, where coal la most
needed, and with thlsj. end in view they
have already announced that no more coal
will be sold by them at retail.
To generally discourage local consumers
from buying more coal than Is actually
needed an advance in price was agreed
upon, and tomorrow Scrantonlans who
want coal will have to pay $5 a ton for the
larger domestic sizes. This $1 a ton more
than It was selling for lsst week. Under
normal conditions It sells here for $2.50
READING. Pa., Jan. 4. By midnight to
night the Reading company expects to
have transported to market for the past
forty-eight hours 8.500 cars of anthracite
coal. This movement of coal began yes
terday morning, and In forwarding this
great quantity the company is breaking
every record. Today every locomotive of
all classes was pressed Into service and
all available freight crews were called on
for help. Most of the 8,500 cars were
moved today. Officers estimate that dur
ing the holidays and because the miners
failed to get back to work promptly 250,
000 tons ot anthracite failed to reach
The Independent operators of the region
rains about 15 per cent of tjie entire pro
duction of anthracite coal,
NO MALLEABLE IRON COMBINE
Proposed Orsaaliatles Announced .
Month Ao aa Completed is
(2on to Pieces.
PITTSBURG, Jan. 4. The Gazette tomor
row will say:
Tbs $20,000,000 malleable eaatlngs con
solidation announced lata smooth- as an as
sured thing has gone to pteoea. It Is said
that ths support of former Judgs Elbert R.
Gary, Max Pam and their assoolates in the
United States Steel corporation was with
drawn on the ground that the conditions sre
not opportune for the launching of such s
concern and this led to the deal being
dropped for an indefinite time.
Early last month William C. McMillan of
the Michigan Malleable Iron company, which
would have been one of the strongest of
the Seventeen constituent concerns, an
nounced that the deal had been completed.
Audits had been completed by a New York
firm and everything was In readiness for
the financing when the important support
from the United Statea Steel corporation
Interests was withdrawn.
Only one of the several Pittsburg malle
able concerns had planned to enter the
consolidation. This waa the Pittsburg Mal
leable company, controlled by the Westing
house company. The new concern waa to
have been launched the first of the year.
The seventeen concerns which were to
form the consolidation have a combined
yearly output ot 200,000 tons of malleable
castings. These concerns are mostly lo
cated In the middle west, in Illinois, Indi
ana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, with three
others at Buffalo, N. Y., Trenton, N. J., and
DEATH IN LODGING HOUSE FIRE
One Killed, One Fatally and About
a, Dosen Seriously Injured at
DENVER, Colo., Jan. 4. A fire In a
lodging house on Thirteenth and Market
streets today resulted ln the death of one
man and the injury of a dozen more, one
fatally and several ot them seriously. The
fire Is thought to have been caused by the
explosion of a gasollpe stove.
JOHN OTT, Itinerant tinker, cged 45.
Naclne A. 8hamaley, aged 28, a saloon
keeper and proprietor of the lodging house;
Charles Halk. Glendo, Wyo.
William Hardin, baker.
Burt Keefe, cook.
Ferris Thoruaa, bartender.
Frank Brown, laborer.
Oeorge Herbert, laborer,
Ed O'Malley, laborer.
All of the latter were burned and bruised,
ths bruises being received from Jumping
from windows. The property loss wss nom
inal. ELECTROCUTION FOR ELEPHANT
Topsy, the Original Baby" of For.
auah Show Many Yeara A so,
la Killed Humanely.
' NEW YORK. Jan. 4. Several hundred
spectator, today witnessed the electrocu
tion by electricity at Coney Island of
"Topsy," au elephant who had killed three
men and had recently become unmanage
able. Immediately after 200 grains of cyanide
of potarslum had been administered, con
c-aled In a carrot, a current of 2,600 volts
waa turned on through copper plates on
which the animal atood.
Almost Instantly the elephant fell, and
at the end of ten seconds, when the cur
rent wa. turned off, wa. pronounced to be
dead. An autop.y showed that the poison
bad not had time to take effect.
The execution wa. conducted under the
supervision of the Society for the Preven
tion of Cruelly to Animals.
"Topsy" was sbout 35 yeara old and waa
ths first baby elephant exhibited ln this
country, when she waa brought here by
j Adam Ferepaugh twenty-eight years ago.
WORK AHEAD FOR CONGRESS
Little Expected for a Few Days Until Mem
bers All Return from Holidays.
STATEHOOD BILL ON DECK IN SENATE
Many Other Importnnt Measures
Pressing for Recognition Com
mittee Considers Cuban
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 Many of the
senators who left Washington for tbs
Christmas holidays are still absent and
the present Indications are that when
bualness is resumed at noon tomorrow
there will not be a very full attendance.
Before the week is far advanced, how
ever, the senate again wtll be in regular
working order and there will be little ces
sation of work before March 4. The pre
diction Is very general that the remainder
of the session will be exceedingly busy,
because of the number of Important ques
tions which will be pressed forward before
During the present week and probably
for some time to come the omnibus state
hood bill will be the chief topic of discus
sion on the floor, but under the unanimous
agreement by which the bill was made the
unfinished business It cannot be taken up
any day before 1 o'clock. It Is the pur
pose of the friends of the bill to press its
consideration and not to allow the bill to
be sidetracked unless under very great
pressure. The present purpose Is to give
way only for appropriation bills, but there
are no appropriation bills on the senate
calendar. It Is, however, the purpose ot
the senatorial leaders, and especially ot
those who oppose the statehood bill, to
press appropriation bills to the front as
rapidly as possible.
The senate committee on appropriations
Immediately wtll take up the legislative,
executive and Judicial appropriation bill,
and it will be reported to the senate aa
soon as possible. It Is a bill which de
mands considerable Investigation, and it Is
not probable that it will reach the senato
much before the middle of the month.
When it la reported the committee will
seek to secure its Immediate considera
tion. Debate on Statehood.
According to the arrangement made be
fore the holidays, the debate on the state
hood bill will be resumed at 2 o'clock to
morrow. Senator Nelson of Minnesota being
the first speaker on the Hat. He is a mem
ber of the committee on territories and in
addition to his opposition to the admission
of the territories of New Mexico and Ari
zona, he is a staunoh advocate of the bill
for the admission ot Oklahoma and Indian
Territory as one state, which was reported
by the majority of the committee aa a sub
stitute for the house omnibus bill. He
has a carefully prepared speech and its de
livery probably will require the greater
part ot two daya. Senator Burrows will
be heard next and he will probably speak
for two days or more. Other republican
senators bave agreed to speak in opposition
to ths bill and It is now estlmsted that
there Will be no fewer than fi'teen antl-'
statehood speeches before consideration of
the measure is concluded. Borne speeches
ln support of the bill are promised, but
the indications are somewhat against the
delivery of any of them during the present
week, though it is possible that Senator
Foraker, who Is an earnest advocate of the
omnibus bill, may be heard soms time
wlt'jin the next tew days.
Other Measures Presstn.
The time of the senate each day before
2 o'clock will be earnestly contested for,
among the measures seeking early atten
tion being the omnibus bill, the immigra
tion bill, the eight-hour government labor
bill and the Philippine currency bill.
Senator Proctor baa given notice that he
will call up the. militia bill Monday mom
Ing aa soon as the routine business Is dis
posed of, and hs will try to keep this bill
to the front until action can be secured.
Some features of the measure are sharply
antagonized, so that it may provoke con
siderable debate. There also is a disposi
tion to amend the immigration bill. The
supporters of this measure do not yet seem
Inclined to concede the changes demanded.
Senator Lodge, as chairman of the com
mittee on the Philippines, bas given notice
that be will press the currency bill aa rap
idly as possible, and expresses confidence
its passage before the aesston grows
much older. Senator McComas will urge
consideration of the eight-hour bill.
The committee on foreign relations. It is
expected, will take up the Cuban treaty at
Its meeting this week, but it Is doubtful
whether It will be reported dulng the
week. It has not been decided whether
there will be any bearings on the treaty.
Thus far no formal request for them has
been made and probably none will be sought
until after the beet sugar convention,
which is to be beld in this city during the
week. Senator Cullom aays that he will
ask the senate to give the treaty its at
tention at as early a day as practicable
after it shall be reported.
A large number of new bills and resolu
tions will be introduced at the beginning
of the session tomorrow, among them a
Joint resolution by Senator Morgan direct
ing the executive department to ceaae ne
gotiations with the government of Colombia
for right-of-way for an lathmlan canal and
to close agreements with Costa Rica and
Nicaragua for the construction of a canal
by the Nicaragua route.
On Thursday during the morning hour
Senator Hoar will address the senate in
support of his anti-trust bill. It 1. probable
that his speech will give rise to more or
lesa debate, but any discussion on this bill
must cease at 2 o'clock unless unanimous
consent should be procured to delay the
statehood bill for a time.
So Prosrrana for the II
No complete program Is mapped out for
the house for the first week of the new
year. The leadera are very anxious to
force the appropriations bills shesd a.
rapidly aa possible.
The Indian bill i. on the calendar and
headway la making in committee with the
postofflce, diplomatic and consular and Dis
trict of Columbia bills. The latter, at
leaat, will be reported to the bouse before
the end of the week.
Mr. Sherman of New York, chairman of
the Indian committee, Is 111 at Hot Springs,
Ark., and bis absence may delay considera
tion ot the Indian bill.
Until ths appropriation bills get Into
the hopper the house probably will occupy
ita time with miscellaneous matter, brought
up under call, of commltteea.
Receiver for silvertoa Hank.
DENVER. Jan, 4. A .pedal to the New.
says that Thrmss Ancear haa been ap
pointed receiver of the Bank of Sllverton
at Sllverton, t'olo.. which rinsed Its doors
t Friday after the dlnappearance of Its prel-
drnt, J. II. Robin, who committed sttl-He.
One committee appointed to examine into
the a flu Irs of the bank U credited with
saying the depositors will bs paid ln fulL
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair Monday and
Temperature at Omaha Yestcrdayl
Hour. De. Hour. Dev.
B a, m ao 1 p. m Sl
a. m st p. m St
T a. m ...... 82 Bp. m ZN
H n. m ....... 8-i 4 p. m 117
9 n. m 84 It p. m 8T
in i. n nn n p. m shi
1 1 a. m ...... 8.1 7 p. m SB
lit m SO H p. m SA
9 9. m 85
FATAL COASTING ACCIDENT
YouuaT Elmer Mclatyre Has Skull
Crashed on William Street
Elmer Mclntyre, a 14-year-old lad,
crashed into a "traveler" on the William
street hill at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon
with such force that his skull waa crushed
and he died a few minute later. The vic
tim of the accident resided with his
mother, Mrs. M. Mclntyre, at 1225 William
During the afternon a large throng of
boys and girls and several coasting par
ties. In which older pleasure seekers min
gled, had been making speedy flights down
the smooth icy surface of William street,
from Sixth to the Burlington railroad tracks.
The Mclntyre lad had started on bis little
sled from the top of the hill and was sliding
at a terrific speed, when at the Intersection
of Fifth and William he nearly collided
with a large coaater returning to the sum
mit. Just behind was being drawn an
other. Unable to avoid a collision, he
crashed into It, striking his head upon the
planking of the big coaster. He was hurled
some distance and knocked unconscious.
Bleeding profusely from bis wounds, he
was carried by Charlea Povilk and Mrs.
S. Welsbroed Into the meat market of Joe
Vopolka, 1324 8outh Fifth street. Follce
Surgeon Mick was Immediately notified, but
before hie arrival the boy died.
Mr. Mclntyre, the father of the dead
boy, cannot be located, having left the city
last fall, since when nothing has been
heard regarding his whereabouta. Coroner
Brailey took charge of the body and re
moved It to bia undertaking rooms. An
Inquest will be held.
STRIKE SETTLEMENT LIKELY
Message from Sew York Gives Union
Pnclfla Strikers New
"We meet the officials again Tuesday,
when a settlement probably will be de
This Is the news that came yeaterday to
strike headquarters from an executive rep
resentative in New York. On the strength
ot this telegram from one of the men en
gaged in the conferences with the Union
Pacific officials, strikers are disposed to
look with more seriousness than ever upon
the possibility of a settlement this month.
Still, tbey are proceeding with their plans
:iz as if they expected Co ght to con
tinue for another six months and will ob
serve this policy nntll ths last vestige ot
war is gone. But the strike-breakers are
leas skeptical, so to speak, than the men
outside the high board fence that sur
rounds the Union Paoiflo shops. They con
tinue to leave, and probably wisely so.
The telegram quoted also brings Oe In
formation that the reports contained in
some eastern papers to the effect that
"an unequivocal victory" has been won by
the strikers in their ability already to se
cure the officials' pledge to the abolition
of piecework, are positively incorrect. The
officials have not only hot yielded in thla,
the crucial point, but are holding out with
special tenacity and show they would rather
give up every other proposition before that
'one. Piecework or no piecework is the
pivot on which the strike hangs and has
hung on all along.
INTEREST RATES GOING UP
Money Brlnsts Two Per Cent More
Than It Ltd Few Months
Omaha bankers say the tendency ot the
money market Is toward higher rates ot
interest. Ths rats during the fall months
I bas advanced gradually until it is prac-
tlcally 2 per cent higher than it was four
months ago, the prevailing rate being 7 to
8 per cent, against 6 to 6 per cent on sim
ilar paper in August,
A large amount of western cattle paper
which was placed six months ago at 6 per
cent is now commanding 8 per cent, aa
loans become due and are rsnewed, for
much of ths cattle which it was thought
would be marketed In December Is being
beld. For two or three months the Omaha
money market haa been lower than In any
of the large cities and the expectation is
that the conditions which prevail elsewhere
will be seen locally before the snd of ths
season of activity. r
CAPTAIN BARNUM EXONERATED
Court of Inquiry Blames Major Ayere
for Maktaa- Complaint and All,
cations of Misconduct.
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan.. Jan 2.
A court of Inquiry appointed by Major Oen
eral John C. Bates, commander of ths De
partment of the Missouri, to investigate
certain allegations snd chsrges against
Csptsln Malvern-Hill Barnum, Elghtu cav
alry, has completed a report entirely ex
onerating Captain Barnum. Major General
Bates approved the findings of the court.
The trouble occurred during the fall
maneuver, at Fort Riley, when Major
Ayer. was commanding an Eighth cavalry
squadron, with whom Captain Barnum was
serving. The charge, concerned the Issu
ance ot passes, and in passing upon them
the court says:
"The court is of the opinion that Major
Ayers in making these assertions wss
hasty and intemperate, and that, while not
Imputing to him any intention of making
a false statement, the assertions mads by
him were misleading, inaccurate and un
Movements of Ocean Vessels Jan. 4.
At New York Arrived: I'mbrla, from
Liverpool and Uueenstown : Sardinian, from
, Glasgow; li.-epe.la. from (ienoa and Naples;
L'HtiacllHB. from Liverpool
At Holy Head Fussed: Khyndland, from
Philadelphia, tor I Ivernool.
At The Lizard Paused: Minneapolis, for
London: Hlueoher, from New York, for
t'lymouin. t neroourg ana namuurg.
At Liverpool Arrived: Etrurla, from New
York -via UueenMown ; Nuinadlc, from New
York, b'nlled: St. Louia, from Southamp
ton, for New York.
At ueenstown Sallnd: Ivernla, from
Liverpool, for Jew ork.
At Hamburg Arrived: Monoe, from Ta
coma, Seattle and Ban Francisco via Ccn
tral and South American porta and Havre.
At ValDaralfO Arrived: l'nlid Htates
army transport Hancock, from San Fran-
cuto tor iw lor.
HOUSE NOT SO SWIFT
Takes More Time Than Senate to Settle on
ths Matter of Organisation.
SPEAKERSHIP FIELD IS A LARGE ONE
No Concentration of Sentiment on Any One
Man is to Be Noted.
EFFORT TO REVIVE TWO-YEAR-OLD FIGHT
Cards Whioh Are Intended to Damn Mookett
with Its Praise.
SOME SUGGESTION OF A- DARK HORSE
Indications that Mockett Will l,ead at
the Start, with Thompson a Close
Second Several Ballots
(From a Staff Correeponden.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 4. (Special Telegram.)
Although only one day remains before the
caucus that is to settle the speakership
fight the contest Is still being waged, wtth
the field full of candidates. The day has
been full of rumors, none of which, how
ever, have materialized Into any definite
action, binding any number of members to
a particular candidate.
The rush line tactics puraued by ths
senatorial end of '.he field, which carried
Harrison to Hall over the goal ot president
pro tern, have produced a sort ot reaction.
Harrison Is recognized ss a tort of legatee
of the so-called anils of the last legisla
ture and his scoring bas been followed up
by an effort on tho part of tho same ele
ment to resurrect the old Issue of D. E.
Thompson as a factor In the speakerahlp
content against Mockett, who was one of
the lieutenants of the Lancaster county
candidate for United States senator two
years ago. Early ln the evening cards wers
distributed throughout the hotel lobby pur
porting to be a plea for Mockett, but In
reality designed to cut under him. The
reading matter on ths card la from ths
pen that produced the screeds agalnat D.
E. Thompson during the session ot 1901
and were aptly referred to as sn extra
edition ot the historic "Daily Capital,"
published at that time by the sr-called
Sentiment is general that this effort to
revive a burled Issue Is likely to over
reach itself and react against the can
didacy ol W. T. Thompson, in whose be
half ita authors appear to be working.
W. T. Thompson himself, it is only fair to
say, disclaims any knowledge or coun
tenance of these campaign cards.
SuKsreatloa of Dark Horse.
So far as the lineup between the speaker
ship candidates is concerned, it cannot bs
accurately described, because about half ot
the members ot ths house are yet to put
in tbelr appearance. The Impression is
that Mockett will lead ln point ot strength,
wtth W. T. Thompson a closs second, and
that the finish will not be seen until the.
caucus proceeds to ballot tomorrow night.
The hope ot the other candidates la that
neither of the leaders will bs able to muster
the necessary number ot votes, and that
their followers will be compelled to choose
There is soms suggestion of a possible
emergency which may bring out a new man
altogether, but at tbe same tlms there is
a general aversion to dark horses on ac
count of unsatisfactory sxperlenoe. with
dark horses on former occasions.
While the agreement upon Harrison by
the senators bas caused a renewal ot ths
talk about a compact that was to make
Mockett's running mats, all parties con
tinue to deny the existence of such a com
pact. Rouse of Hall, who was expected to
be a formidable candidate tor speaker, bas
unquestionable suffered from the premature
action of the senators, but has tried to
combat the argument against giving the
presiding officers of both houses to one
and the same county by recalling the legis
lature of 1899, when Lancaster county cap
tured both the presidency ot tbe senate and
the speakerahlp ot ths houss.
Deleadenlor of Cass and Bears ot Burt
each have numerous delegations of their
friends here assisting ln ths promotion of
The death of Representstlvs Mustek of
Nuckolls and the aerlous illness of Repre
sentstlvs Atwood ot Seward will reduce
the number participating In ths caucus,
even if all the rest are at hand, and make
the vote necessary to nominate thirty-
eight instead ot thirty-nine.
Senntors to Cnueus.
Notwithstanding the fact that the senate
organization Is practically decided on,
senate caucus will be held to make it a
formal matter and agree upon the minor
offices. Senator O'Neill was by mistake
represented In these dispatches to bsvs
been present at the conference of Harri
son followers yesterday, whsa In fact bs
was not there, and naturally does not want
his friends to labor under ths Impression
that ha gavs up ths fight and went over
to Harrison without- their knowledge or
assent. He haa, however, acquiesced In
the result and expresses himself today as
satisfied with It
Among ths onlookers hers ars State
Chairman Lindsay, Congress men -si set Hln
sbaw and McCarthy and United States Mar
shal Matthews, but they all Insist they ars
hers ss spectators only.
Message, Is Ready.
Governor Savage's massage Is practically
completed and will bo ready by tomorrow
for transmission to ths legislature, al
though It will not bs delivered before
Wednesdsy. It Is understood that ths mes
sage is a quits lengthy document, going
into considerable details for all tbe various
department, ot tbe stats government and
full of recommendations on vsrlous sub
jects of public importance. It Is sxpected
to be in- ths governor's characteristic
style, with forcible language that calls a
spade a spade.
Fuslonlsta Are Lonesome.
In ths melee the fuslonlsts seem to bave
been almost entirely overlooked. The few
already here indicate a disposition to vote
for George L. Loom Is of Dodge for speaker,
just to show a friendly disposition. The
four fusion votes In the senate bave not
yet found a lodging place.
Dedicate Kew Pythlnn Hall.
ASHLAND. Neb., Jan. 4 (Special.)
Shelter's new hall, which was completed
laat week, was dedicated last nlgbt for the
use of Star lodge. No. 9, Knights ot Pyth
ias. Frank J. Kelley, grand chancellor of
Nebraska, officiated In the ceremonies of
dedication, after which the members re
paired to the Selma hotel, where a ban
quet waa held, plates bring laid for sev
enty. Officers for 1901 were Installed by
Grand Chancellor Kelley as follows: C.
C. M. Mays; V. C, R. D. Pins; P.. J. A-
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