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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 1!), 1871.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 5, 1903.
SINGLE COrY THREE CENTS.
KOT LAW OF NATIONS
Monroe Doctrine is Not Officially Becoj
nized by Powers.
SO SAYS BERLIN VOSSISCHE ZEITUNG
Deo'aratioi is B tt?rly Affiled by This
ITS EX CTIONS ARE OF NO CONCERN
Declares Even South American States Do
, Not Oenntenanoe It.
SO GERMANY CANNOT ACCEPT ITS TENETS
Affirm that (ointrr Will Establish
Ita Claim Aanlnst VnieU
Without RfKiril to rndllon
of lulled Stair.
BERLIN, Jn. 4 The government !
without Information regarding the landing
of the German marlnea at Puerto Cabello,
Venezuela. The foreign office saya that
If such landing occurred It must have been
transient and regard! the reported seizure
of the cuitomi house at Tucrto Cabello by
German marine aa a canard.
Several newspapers today In their yearly
political reviews, devote much attention to
Venezuela and the Monroe doctrine. The
Vosslsche Zeltuog (Independent liberal), re
gards Oermany'a proceedings against Venez
uela as entirely within tba limits of Inter
. "Whoever has claim against another,"
ays this Journal, "tries to collect it,
whether thwy be private Individuals or na
tions. If anybody disputes our right to
compel payment of the Venezuelan claims
we must ask that person If he. be willing
to pay the debt himself, or give guarantees
therefor. If so, the matter speedily could
be settled, but, If this other person la un
willing to give such guarantees, his objec
tions don't concern us. The United States
could settle the trouble between Germany
and Venezuela In a moment If It would
tand good for the payment of our claims,
tut the United States Is unwilling to take
this step and we cannot demand that It do
o. In this case the United States should
Dot hinder Germany from pursuing a course
that is deemed expedient."
Scouts America) Pre.
The Vosslsche Zeltung refers to what It
calls "the wild noise" In a portion of the
American press 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 la correct," says
the Journal. "No other European state ever
recognized this doctrine and we believe no
European country will ever do so. ' The
Monroe doctrine Is not adapted to become
a aubject of diplomatic negotiation and the
document hardly exists In which this doc
trine Is laid before any European power
with ths 1 requeue that this power make a
.After reciting the history and origin of
the framer of the doctrine the paper as-
erta that the right of intervention claimed
by the holy alliance has long since been
abandoned. The countries of South Amor
lea have been In a state of chronio revo
lution, yet nobody In Europe dreams of In
tervention. The disastrous Issue of Na
poleon's attempt In Mexico renders It prob
able thst 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 Unltad
States over Central and South America.
The United States claims suzerainty over
these states, with the right of Interven
tion, but denies to European countries the
right to Interfere In their affaire. How far
such suzerainty extends and what rights
nd obligations come from It have never
been cleared up. Neither have the Central
and South American states recognized this
suzerainty, but they have decidedly re
Jected It owing to Its repulsion of the Ro
manic and Germanic races. No European
state has mads concession In this respect
. and Anally the United States Itself has
glvsn no clear statement of Its alms.
Bays It Stands I nrerogalurd,
"The Monroe doctrine does not belong to
International law, but to conjectural poll-
tics. It blnda nobody and endows nobody
with rights. Oermsny has no obligation to
recognize and no occasion to dispute the
Monro doctrine. The South American
state stand toward Germany aa sovereign
natlona, and they all have the rights and
all the obligations of sovereign states, and
having suca obligations must pay their
"Germany will establish Its clalma con
slderately In form and energetically In
The Tagllarbe Rundschau complains that
that bard realist, ths Ysnkee, does not ap
preciate courtesies Ilk the visit of Trine
Henry and the gift of the statue of Fred
crick the Great, "but blows a few note
Into the rusty and boars Monro trumpet
nd Germany must lot that Impudent
trickster. President Castro, alone while he
laughs in bis fist."
HUMBERTS ASSISTED DREYFUS
Colonel Da Paty de Clam Conflrras the
Statements Made by Gaston
PARIS, Jan. 5. The Temps has pub
lished an interview with Colonel Du Paty
de Clam concerning the articles pub
lished in thf Ciulols by Gaston Pollonala,
the well known pol-jmlst, in which It was
asserted thit the colonel recently mad a
deposition before the magistrate Investi
gating the Humbert rase to the effect that
the archivca of the general staff contain
documents showing that the Humberts
were active In trying to nave, Dreyfus.
Colonel Du Paty de Clam conflrma the
accuracy of M. Pollonals' statements. - He
adds that he was at fuck during th Drey,
fus affair with the activity of th Hum
berts In behalf of Dreyfua. He aays th
former were especially active In 1(97. when
everybody whom the Humberts could com
mand worked bard to save Dreyfua. 'What
th Humberts wanted was money, ssys
Colonel Du Paty do Clam, for money gave
all th Influence In behalf of Dreyfua and
the Humberts wer able to aet many
triors at work.
DIM ar nances Art Spreading.
SHANGHAI. Jan. 4 The disturbances la
the Interior of China are spreading. Flvs
thousand troops bav been aent to sup
press ths disorders la th prpvlnce of Che
HINDOO PRINCEA BANKRUPT
Drirrnilanl at the threat Moaiol fan
ot Live on raltrr .K,KH
(Copyright, 1!1J. by Preen PuM'hlng Co.)
LONDON. Jan. 4 (New York Wotld Ca
blegram Special Trlegi,.' l'rlnce Victor
Dhuleep Singh, whose f ', -roubles are
engaging the attention London
bankruptcy court, saya tba. f. '-'tlsh
government would pay him th. y
owes him he would not only De snrv ,
wealthy. Prince Victor, a brother-u.
by marriage of Lady (Vlerglna Bougu
Deerhardt, Is a direct descendant of the '
grand mogul. After the capture nf Delhi
at the time of the mutiny his father was:
found a babe of 3 years In the great tempi
and was taken charge ot by the British
government, which appropriated $70,000,000
worth of his father's property. Including
the famous Kohlnoor diamond, now the chief
Jewel in Queen Alexandra's crown.
Prince Dhuleep Singh was brought to
England, plaeod under the care of a gov
erners 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 Sue and de
veloped extravagant tastes. He was the
best partridge shot In the world, having
made the record of killing 1,000 birds to
his own gun In a alngl day on bla 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 was accorded a reduced In.
ccrae of $60,000 year. .On his death be
left 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
daughter of the earl of Coventry, Lady Anne
Coventry. Her taste In selecting husband
was freely criticised, for Prince Victor,
though educated In England, Is aa much of
an Oriental aa his father was.- Hs seemed
to think that If he married Into swell
English family and so gave bostsges for his
loyalty, as It were, that tha British gov
ernment would restore hi father's original
Income of $500,000 year. Accordingly he
proceeded at about . that rate, giving his
wife costly Jewels and keeping great atate.
But now that his creditors have come down
upon him tha British government looks on
his troubles with callous Indifference.
EMPEROR STARTS MODEL FARM
"how German Agriculturist How to
Make it Pay Wlthoat
(Copyright, 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
BERLIN, Jan. 4. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Emperor
William has been directing much atten
tion lately to agriculture. He says It
German farmers would only take lessons
from scientific farmers In England or the
United States they could Increase their
crops and improve tbetr- condition without
stat aid. . 1
His 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
dltlon 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 5,000 acres, 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, oata and barley and
mangel wurtzel for cattle. He has put ISO
Dutch cows on the estate and every day
their produce goes to Danzig and other
towna In the vicinity. The Cadlnen milk,
rream, butter and cheese have become
famous throughout the east of Germany
and command ths highest prices. The
emperor's new dairy is modeled upon the
Windsor establishment. A spirit motor
supplies all the power needed.
- During bis recent atay In Cadlnen the
emperor read up all the latest English
books on dairy farming. His attention has
also been directed to a better breed of
swine. He has Just bought a farm ad
Joining Cadlnen, a place called Klckelhof,
where he has Installed soma ot the best
But he la proudest of his potatoes. In
four years he haa replaced the poor, soapy
potatoea which uaed to grow In Cadlnen
with a splendid, floury article, admired all
over the countryside. The potatoe output
of Cadlnen thia year was over 1,000 tons.
LOSES HIS HEART TO A WIDOW
Coasting Bachelor Soldier Finally
Kali Desperately In
(Copyright. 1D03, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Jan. 4. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Mra. Blake of
Boston will wed next Tuesday Sir Seymour
Blane, a septuagenarian bachelor soldier.
who has always boasted that he had never
had a love 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
Boatonlan, and who has lived for the last
seven years In a pretty house on Hans
Place, the baronet soon lost his heart.
Every nUht he dropped In to Hana Place
and, until th engagement waa fixed, he was
unhappy. The bride-to-be la a charming
woman, quiet and kindly, and tor some
time bss been In rather delicate health. She
haa Irreproachable tast in all thing and
dresses beautifully. Her wedding robe will
be of gray velvet with old lace. At Mrs.
rtWVA wtnh lb wedilln will h v,r nntui
It will take nlare at Holv TrlnltT Rln.n-
treet. at a verv earlv hour.
Mr Rlake haa a great social rnnnnrtlnn i
Among her moat Intimate personsl frlen.ls only 0,her aoi"rthy result of the elec
are Lady Chesterfield. Lady Roden. Lady 1 Uon' w" ,he defe" of the ,ormer mlnlte'
Wall.cou.rt. Lord Munstcr. Miss Vanwart ! of ,ore,gn ,fra,rB' Hanoteaux. In th De
.a i hin, .ii i ,hm .j I PrtmfDt of Alsne. Of the candidates
to the wedding. About seven years sgo
Mrs Blaka loat ber only son.
To Reslat American Cotton Klaars.
PARIS. Jan. 4. It la said that Jules
Siegfried, Richard Wsddlngtcn and Felix
Mellne. as well aa other deputies and sen
ators and a number of leading cotton maa
ufacturers have formed a colonial cotton
association, with a view to resisting the
American cotton monopoly by alMng the
development ot the growing of cotton In
the French colonies and especially in the
Transport Hnncoek at Valparaiso.
VALPARAISO. Ctlll. Jan. 4 Ths United
Statea army transport Hancock arrived
here today from Mar Island qa Its aay to
REFORM IN GERMAN MORALS
Women of Hijh Degree Take Part in Move
ment to Regenerate Oonntry.
LAXITY IS NO LONGER TO BE CONDONED
Two Meetlnsca Held oad Effort Mak
ing to HaTC Kmperor'a Slater
Preside at the Next On
Held la Berlin.
pyright, lM, by Press Publishing Co.)
BERLIN, Jan. 4. (New York World Ca
blegram Epecial 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
Two of the sixty-nine are queens the
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 waa held In Frankfort-on-the-Maln.
Only sixteen real prlnceases were
present, although twenty othera sent repre
sentatives. They had high tea In the principal hotel
of the place, and the proceedings, to which
no man was admitted, were prolonged.
Judging, however, from the noise In the
room In which they met, th meeting waa
animated and not Infrequently Jocund.
At this meeting the princess ot Weldeck
Pyrmont presided. She is a stately, hand
some personage, with a beautiful voice and
lovely hair. She rules society In her own
little principality with a rod of iron woe
betide the unfortunate male transgressor
who geta Into her clutches In Pyrmont. He
Is ruthlessly excluded from ber court. An
other Important person at the Frankfort
meeting was the "Duchess of Crach, one ot
the sweetest of the younger German duch
esaes, woman of a fine mind, winning In
all her ways, 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 Meetlan- Lively.
The next meeting waa beld at Cassel and
waa bettor attended, not probably by prln
cesses, but by their business represents
tlves, who mean to work bard to carry this
thing through. No particular as to the
resolutions adopted bav come to light, but
enough Is known to assume that the crusade
has begun. One woman said ahe was going
to begin thst very dsy to influence ber men
friends to do their utmost to change the
prevalent laxity of views. 'Another said
ahe muat get to work at nc among the
hapless women. She spoiled an otherwise
admirable speech by reference to the shock'
ing morality of the "lower orders," and
was speedily brought to book by a friend
with' the remark that In the matter of
morality there was little t ehoos between
ths aristocracy and tha working claaaea.
And every princess in the room applauded
So, at least, rumor bss it, for no such
vulgar person aa reporter was present
among this bevy of arlatoc ratio dames.
A leading spirit at the Cassel meeting
waa tha Ducheaa Frederick Ferdinand of
Schleswig-Holsteln, a woman who comes
from a One race of pure and heroic men.
Another waa the duchess of Ratibor,
woman of tremendous energy and one of the
leaders of Berlin society. She is constantly
In and out ot Emperor William's court, and
exercises a tremendous Influence In milt
tary circles. She Is one ot the best dressed
of German women.
Two women who take a profound Interest
In the movement are the prtneessea of
Schaumburg-Llppe and the prlnceas ot 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 soul of the movement la ths
Duchess Vera of Wurtemberg, the wife of
Duke Eugenef.'a Russian princess by birth,
a fiery, enthusiastic Slav nature, full ot
nolle Impulses. She Is a deeply religious
woman, a fine bible scholar and ,ln her
Wurtemberg home the center of everything
that tends to regenerate society. She has
strongly marked Slav face and tares
little for outward appearanoes or dress.
The next meeting Is to be In Berlin, and
efforts will be made to Indue one of the
emperor's aisters to preside.
FRENCHMEN ELECT SENATORS
Contests Pass Off Without Incident
nnd Resalts Confirm General
PARIS, Jan. 4. Senatorial elections were
held today In thirty-four departments of
France, Algeria and in the colonies of La
Reunion and Guadeloupe, to select ninety
eight senators, of whom ninety-four will
fill seata the term of whose occupants
have constitutionally expired, while tha
other four will fill vacancies cauaed by
The elections psssed off without Incident.
The results have confirmed the general ex
pectation that the ministerial majority In
th upper house would be atrengthened.
The conservatives have elected five progres
sive republicsns, the liberals have elected
twenty-five republicans, eighteen radicals
and thirty-four radical socialists. Final
returns from some seats In France and
the two colonlea have not been received.
Premier Combea has been r-elected from
the Department of Charcnte-Inferleure; be
waa also returned from Corsica, where be
waa only nominated Saturday. Finance
Minister Rouvler was elected in the De
partment of Alps-Marltimea. He thus
! Peases ,rom e Deputies to the Senate
M- Combea Rouvler are the only
two minister who wer candidates. The
aa 1 a A t txA t rA at alwl
elected today sixty-eight were already
membera ot the Senate; th others are
deputies, ex-deputles or new men.
The ministry of the interior clalma that
the government gained fifteen and loat two,
a net gain ot thirteen seats In today'a
Attempts to Steal th Jewels.
LONDON, Jan. 5. In a dispatch from
Delhi the correspondent of the Dally Mall
saya: "A body ot Pathans made a bold
attempt In broad daylight Friday to attack
th guard and rob' the Jewel room of the
aria exhibition, where gems valued at
$1.200. 000 wer In keeping. Member of the
police force and the Jewelers present after
a scuffle succeeded in foiling ths attempt.
Entrance to the Jewel room haa bow been
mad much more difficult. "
COAL TO GO UP A NOTCH TODAY
Scrantoa Companies Agree on In
crease of SI Per Ton la Price
8CRANTON, Pa., An. 4. Following ths
lead of the Lehigh Valley, the Jersey Cen
tral, the Reading companion, the Delaware,
Lackawanna Western company yester
day acceded to the demand of its contract
ahlppers to suspend the (5-35 contract until
circular and actual market prices again
Only about half of the Independent op
erators are selling tinder the 65-35 con
tract. They have had to be content with
05 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 sold their
cost at the breaker for at least $5 a ton
and the purchaser looked after the freight.
The contract independents argued that It
waa unfair that they should be bound by
an arbitrary circular price when they
could get fully 80 per cent better prices,
snd particularly when other Independents
were getting all that the law of supply and
This means that the Independents are
now all free to eell 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 for the concession the Inde
pendents have promised to favor the east
and New, England, where coal la most
needed, and with this? 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 fs actually
needed an advance la price was agreed
upon, and tomorrow Scrantonlans who
want coal will hava to pay $5 a ton for the
larger domestic sizes. This $1 a ton mora
than It was selling for lsst week. Under
normal conditions it sells here tor $2.60
READINO, Pa.. Jan. 4. By midnight to
night the Reading company expects to
have transported to market for the past
forty-eight houra 3,600 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 crewa were called on
for help. Most of the $,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 of anthracite failed to reach
The Independent operators of the region
mine about 15 per cent of tbe entire pro
duction of anthracite coaL
NO MALLEABLE IRON COMBINE
Proposed Organisation Announced . a
Month Asro aa Completed Is
Gone to Pieces.
PITTSBURG, Jan. 4. The Gazette tomor
row will aay:
The $20,000,000 malleable eaatlngs con
solidation announced lata 'nraith- a an as
sured thing has gon to pieces. It Is aald
that th support ot former Judge Elbert R.
Oary, Max Pam and their assoolates In the
United States Steel corporation was with
drawn on the ground that the conditions are
not opportune for the launching ot such a
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 waa 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 concerna had planned to enter the
consolidation. Thia waa tho Pittsburg Mal
leable company, controlled by the Westing
house company. The new concern waa to
have been launched the first of the year.
The aeventeen 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
othera at Buffalo, N. Y., Trenton, N. J., and
DEATH IN LODGING HOUSE FIRE
One Killed, One Fatally and Abont
a Dosen Seriously Injured at
DENVER, Colo., Jan. 4. A fire In a
lodging house on Thirteenth and Market
streets today resulted in the death of on
man and the Injury of a dozen more, on
fatally and several of them seriously. Tha
fire la thought to have been caused by the
explosion of a gasoline stove.
JOHN OTT, Itinerant tinker, aged 45.
Naclne A. Shamaley, aged 28, a ssloon
keeper and proprietor ot the lodging house;
Charles Halk, Glendo, Wyo.
William Hardin, baker.
Burt Keefe, cook.
Ferris Thomas, bartender.
Frank Brown, laborer.
George Herbert, laborer.
Ed O'Malley, laborer.
All of the latter were burned and bruised,
tha bruises being received from Jumping
from windows. The property loss was nom
ELECTROCUTION FOR ELEPHANT
Topir, the Or'lalaal "Baby" of Fore-
pausrh Show Many Years Ago,
la Killed Humanely.
' NEW YORK. Jan. 4. 8everal hundred
apectators today witnessed the electrocu
tion by electricity at Coney Island of
"Topsy," au elephant who had killed three
men and had recently become unmanage
Immediately after 200 grains of cyanide
of potaraium bod been administered, con
csled In a carrot, a current of 2,600 volts
was turned on through copper plates on
which the animal atood.
Almoat Instantly the elephant foil, and
at the end ot ten aeronds, when the cur
rent waa turned off, was pronounced to be
dead. An autopsy showed that the poison
had not had time to take effect.
Th execution was conducted under th
supervision of the Society for the Preven
tion of Cruelty to Animals.
"Topsy" waa about $5 years old and was
th first baby elephant exhibited In this
country, when she waa brought her by
Adam i'erspauh twenty-eight years ago.
WORK AHEAD FOR CONGRESS
Little Expected for a Few Days Until Mem
bers All Eetnru from Holidays.
STATEHOOD BILL ON DECK IN SENATE
Many Other Importnnt Meaaare
Pressing; for Recognition -Committee
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 Many of th
aenators who left Washington for tba
Christmas holidays are still absent and
the present Indications are that when
business Is resumed at noon tomorrow
there will not be a very full attendance.
Before the week Is far advanced, how
ever, the senata again will be In regular
working order and there will be little cee
aatlon of work before March 4. The pre
diction Is very genersl that the remainder
of the session will be exceedingly buay,
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 unanlmoua
agreement by which the bill waa made the
unfinished business It cannot be taken up
any day before 1 o'clock. It la 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 ststehood bill, to
press appropriation bills to the front as
rapidly as possible.
The eenate committee on appropriations
Immediately will take up the legislative,
executive and Judicial appropriation bill,
and it will be reported to the senate as
soon ss 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
Debate on Statehood.
According to the arrangement made be
fore the holidays, the debate on the state
hood bill will be resumed at 3 o'clock to
morrow. Senator Nelson of Minnesota being
the first speaker on the Hat. He is a mem
ber ot 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
to? the admission of 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 of two days. Senator Burrows will
be beard next and ha will probably speak
for two days or more. Other republican
senatora bare agreed to speak In opposition
to the bill and H is now estimated that
there ttiU.-ba.no fewer than, fl'teen anti
statehood speeches before consideration of
the measure is concluded. Some speeches
In support of the bill are promised, but
the indications are somewhat against the
delivery of any of them during the preaent
week, though it Is possible that Senator
Foraker, who la an earneat advocate of the
omnlbua bill, may be heard some time
wltliin the next few days.
Other Measures Pressing-.
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 haa given notice that he
will call up the, militia bill Monday morn
ing aa soon as the routine business la dis
posed of, and be will try to keep this bill
to tho front until action can be aecured.
Some featurea of the measure are sharply
antagonized, so thst it may provoke con
siderable debate. There also la a disposi
tion to amend the Immigration bill. The
supporters of this messure do not yet seem
Inclined to concede tho changes demanded.
Senator Lodge, aa chairman of the com
mittee on the Philippines, haa given notice
that he will press the currency bill aa rap
Idly as possible, and expresses confidence
In its paaaage before th aesston grows
much older. Senator McComaa will urge
consideration of the eight-hour bill.
The committee on foreign relations. It la
expected, will take up the Cuban treaty at
its meeting this week, but it Is doubtful
whether it will be reported during the
week. It has not been decided whether
there will be any hearlnga on the treaty.
Thus far no formal requeBt for them has
been made and probably none will be aought
until after the beet sugar convention,
which Is to be held In this city during tha
week. Senator Cullom aays that be will
aak ths senate to give the treaty Its at
tention at as early a day as practicable
after it shall be reported.
A large number ot new bills and resolu
tions will be Introduced at the beginning
ot the session tomorrow, among them a
Joint resolution by Senstor Morgan direct
ing the executive department to cease ne
gotiations) with the government of Colombia
for right-of-way for an Isthmian canal and
to close agreements with Costa Rica and
Nicaragua for th construction ot a canal
by the Nicaragua rout.
On Thursday during the morning hour
Senator Hoar will address the senate in
support of his anti-trust bill. It is probable
that his speech will give rise to more or
less debate, but any discussion on this bill
must cease at $ o'clock unless unanimous
consent should be procured to delay the
statehood bill for a time.
No Proa-rasa for the House.
No complete program la mapped out fur
the house for the first week of the new
year. The leadera are very anxious to
force the appropriations bills ahead as
rapidly aa poasible.
The Indian bill la on tre calendar and
headway la making In committee wltn the
postoffice, diplomatic and consular and Dis
trict of Columbia bills. The latter, at
leaat, will be reported to the bouae before
ths end of th week.
Mr. Sherman of New York, chairman of
th Indian committee, Is III at Hot Springs,
Ark., and hta absence may delay considera
tion ot the Indian bill.
V'ntil ths appropriation bills get Into
ths hopper the house probably will occupy
Its time with miscellaneous matters brought
up uuder calls of committees.
Receiver for Silvertou Dank.
DENVER. Jan, 4. A special to ths News
saya that Thomaa Ancear haa been ap
pointed receiver of the Hank of Sllverton
at Sllverton, Colo., which closed its doors
Friday after the disappearance of Ita prexl
drnt, J. II. Robin, who committed aul'-He.
One committee appointed to examine Into
the affairs of the bunk Is credited with
saying tb depositors will be paid lu full.
CONDITION OFJTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair Monday and
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
Hour, Dear. Hour. lies,
ft a. m RO 1 p. m Bit
a. m st I p. m...... St
T a, m 83 S p. m ZM
H a. m ....... tt.'l 4 p.m...,,. ST
Sa. m...... 84 ftp. m...... S?
10 a.m. a A p. m Iftl
11a. m 8.1 Tp. m ...... ICS
111 at SO H p. m SA
p. m ZD
FATAL COASTING ACCIDENT
Youna- Elmer Mclatyre Haa Skull
Crushed aa William Street
Elmer Mclntyre, a 14-year-old lad,
crashed Into a "traveler" on the William
street bill at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon
with such force that hie skull waa crushed
and he died a few minute later. The vic
tim of the accident resided with bis
mother, Mrs. M. Mclntyre, at 1225 William
During the sfternon a large throng ot
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 atreet,
from Sixth to the Burlington railroad tracks.
The Mclntyre lad had started on his little
sled from the top of the hill and waa sliding
at a terrific speed, when at the Intersection
of Fifth and William he nearly collided
with a large coaster returning to the sum
mit. Just behind was being drawn an
other. Unable to avoid a colllslcn, ha
crashe-1 Into It, striking his head upon the
planking ot the big coaster. He waa hurled
some distance and knocked unconscious.
Bleedjng profusely from his wounds, he
was carried by Charles Povllk and Mrs.
8. WelBbroad into the meat market of Joe
Vopolka, 1324 South Fifth street. Police
Surgeon Mick was Immediately notified, but
before his arrival the boy died.
Mr. Mclntyre, the father of the dead
boy, cannot be located, having left the city
laat fall, since when nothing has been
heard regarding his whereabouts. Coroner
Brailey took charge of tho body and re
moved It to hla undertaking rooms.' An
Inquest will be beld.
STRIKE SETTLEMENT LIKELY
Message from Kew York Give t'nlon
Purine Strlkera New
"We meet the officials again Tuesday,
when a aettlement probably will be de
This is the news that came yesterday 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 conferencea 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 it th-y expected Co Cght to con
tinue for another six months and will ob
serve this policy until tha last vestige" ot
war is gone. But the strike-breakers are
less skeptical, ao to apeak, than tha men
outside the high board fence thst sur
rounds the Union Pacific ehopa. They con
tinue to leave, and probably wisely so.
The telegram quoted also brings the in
formation that tha reporta contained In
some eastern papers to the effect that
"an unequivocal victory" haa been won by
the strikers In their ability already to se
cure the officials' pledge to the abolition
ot piecework, are positively Incorrect. The
officials have not only hot yielded In this,
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 bangs and has
hung on all along.
INTEREST RATES GOING UP
Money Brines Two Per Cent More
Than It Did Pew Months
Omaha bankera say the tendency of the
money market is toward higher rates of
Interest. The rate during the fall months
has advanced gradually until It Is prac
tically 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 ot western cattle paper
which was placed six months ago at ( per
cent Is now commanding 8 per cent, as
losns become due and are renewed, for
much of the eattle which It was thought
would be marketed in December is being
beld. For two or three months the Omaha
money market has been lower than In any
of the large cities and the expectation Is
that the conditions which prevail elsewhere
will be seen locally before th and of th
season of activity.
CAPTAIN BARNUM EXONERATED
Court of Inquiry Blamea Major Ayera
for Makiaar Complaint and Alle
gations at Mlaoonduet.
FORT LEAVENWORTH. Kan.. Jan t.
A court of Inquiry appointed by Major Gen
eral John C. Batea. commander of the De
partment of tha Missouri, to investigate
certain allegations and charges against
Captain 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
maneuvers at Fort Riley, when Major
Ayers was commanding an Eighth cavalry
squadron, with whom Captain Barnum was
serving. The charges concerned the issu
ance ot passes, and in passing upon them
the court saya:
"The court la of the opinion that Major
Ayers In making these assertions was
hssty and Intemperate, and that, while not
Imputing to him any intention of making
a false statement, tha assertions mad by
him were misleading. Inaccurate and un
warranted." Movements of Ocean Vessels Jan. 4,
At New York Arrived: Umbrla, from
Liverpool and Queenstown: Hurdlnlan from
.Oiasgow; l!t-spe la, fiom Genoa and Naples;
Canadian, frum Liverpool.
At Holy Head Passed: Rhyndland, from
Philartelvhta. lor I Iverpool.
At The l.lxarJ l'aesed: Minneapolis, for
London: liluecher, from New York, for
Plymouth. ( heroourg and Hamburg-
At Liverpool Arrived: Ktrurla, from New
Tom -via uun."i'iwii; iNuinHaic, irum New
York. Snlled: Bt. Louis, from Southamp
ton, tor isew Tor
At yutenstown Sallnd: Ivernla, from
Liverpool, for Jsew York
At Hamburg Arrived: Monos, from Ta-
roma, iv-mue ana nan r rancisco via ten
tral and South American ports and Havre.
At Valuaralfo Arrived: Tnlfrt Hi n tea
army transport Hancock, from Una Fran-
cbco (or rew lor.
HOUSE SOT SO SWIFT
Takes More Time Than Senate to Settle oa
ths Hatter 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 Which Are Intended to Damn Mockstt
with Ita Praise.
SOME SUGGESTION OF A DARK HORSE
Indleatloaa that Mockett W ill Lead at
tha Start, with Thompson a Close
Second Several Ballots
(From a Staff Correepondent.)
LINCOLN. Jan. 4. (Special Telegram.)
Although only one day remalna before the
caucus that Is to settle the speakership
fight the contest Is still being waged, with
the field full of candidates. The day haa
been full ot rumors, none of which, how
ever, hnve materialized Into any definite
action, binding any number of members to
a particular candidate.
The rush Una tactics pursued by the
senatorial end of ths field, which carried
Harrison to Hall over the goal of president
pro tern, have produced a sort of reaction,
Harrison Is recognized as a sort of legatee
Of the so-called antls of the last legisla
ture and his scoring has been followed up
by an effort on tho part of the same ele
ment to resurrect the old issue of D. E.
Thompson aa a factor in the speakership
contest against Mockett, who was one ot
the lieutenants of the Lancaster county
candidate for United States senator two
years ago. Early in the evening cards were
dtatrlbuted throughout the hotel lobby pur
porting to be a plea for Mockett, but in
reality designed to cut under him. The
reading matter on the card Is from the
pen that produced the acreeds against D.
E. Thompson during the session of 1901
and were aptly referred to as an extra
edition ot the historic "Dally 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 of W. T. Thompson, In whose be
half Ita authors arpcar to be working.
W. T. Thompson himself, it Is only fair to
say, disclaims any knowledge or coun
tenance of these campaign cards.
Soarareatlon of Dark Horse.
So far aa the lineup between the speaker
ship candidates Is concerned, it cannot be
accurately described, because about half of
the members of the bouse are yet to put
In their appearance. The Impression la
that Mockett will lead In point ot strength,
with W. T. Thompson a close eeeond, and
that the finish will not be seen until, the.
caucus proceeds to ballot tomorrow night,
The hope ot the other candidates Is that
neither ot the leaders will bs able to muster
the necessary number ot votes, and that
their followers will be compelled to choose
There is some suggestion of a possible
emergency which may bring out a new man
altogether, but at the same time there is
a general aversion to dark borsss on ac
count of unsatisfactory sxperlences with
dark horses on former occasions.
While the agreement upon Harrison by
the senatora has caused a renewal ot the
talk about a compact that was to make
Mockett's running mate, all partlea con
tinue to deny the existence ot sueb a com
pact. Rouse of Hall, who was expected to
be a formidable candidate for speaker, has
unquestionable suffered from the premature
action of the senators, but has tried to
combat the argument against giving ths
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 the senate and
the speakership of the bouss.
Delesdenlor of Cass and Sears ot Burt
each have numerous delegations of their
friends here assisting in the promotion of
The death of Representative Mustek of
Nuckolls and the serious Illness of Repre
sentative Atwood ot Sewsrd will reduce
the number participating In the caucus,
even It all the rest are at hand, and make
the vote necessary to nominate thirty-
eight instead of thirty-nine.
Senntora to Caaeua.
Notwtthatandlng the fact that the senate
organization Is practically decided on, ft
senate caucua will be held to make It a
formal matter ,and agree upon the minor
offices. Senator O'Neill was by mistake
represented In these dlspstcbea to have
been preaent at ths confsrence or Harri
son followers yesterday, when In fact be
was not there, and naturally doe not want
bis friends to labor under the Impression
that he gave up the fight and went ever
to Harrison without- their knowledge or
assent. He baa, however, acquiesced In
the result and expresses himself today as
satisfied with It.
Among the onlookers bere are State
Chairman Lindsay, Congressmen-elect Hln
shaw and McCarthy and United States Mar
shal Matthews, but they all Insist they are
bere as spectators only.
Message ia Heady.
Governor Savage'a message Is practically
completed and will be ready by tomorrow
tor transmission to the leglslsture, al
though It will not be delivered before
Wednesday. It Is understood that the mes
sage Is a quit lengthy document, going
Into considerable details for all the various
departments of ths state government and
full of recommendations on various sub
jects ot public Importance. It is expected
to be in- the governor's characteristic
style, with forcible language that calls a
spada a apada.
Fualonista Are Lonesome.
In the melee the fualonlsts seem to have
been almoat entirely overlooked. The tew
already here Indicate a disposition to vote
for George L. Loom Is of Dodge tor spesker.
Just to show a friendly disposition. The
four fusion votes In the senate have not
yet found a lodging placs.
Dedicate Sew fythlaa Hall.
ASHLAND. Neb., Jan. 4 (Special.)
Sheffer'a new hall, which was complete
last week, waa dedicated last nlgbt for the
use ot 8tar lodge, No. 9, Knighta of 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 ban
quet was held, plates being laid for sev
enty. Officers for 1901 were Installed by
Grand Chancellor Kelley as folless: C.
C, M. Mays; V. C, R. D. Pin; F J. A.
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