Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 05, 1903, Image 2
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 German Newspaper. 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 national law. . "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 declaration thereon." .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 debts. "Germany will establish Its clalma con slderately In form and energetically In action." 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 Polloaala Hereatly. 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 Per Tear. (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 State Aid. (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 revenues. 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 Westphallan breeda. 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 Lsts, (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 Soudan. Transport Hnncoek at Valparaiso. VALPARAISO. Ctlll. Jan. 4 Ths United Statea army transport Hancock arrived here today from Mar Island qa Its aay to New York. 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 directions. First They will seek to establish Institu tions for redeeming unfortunate fallen women. 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 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 elation. 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 . Expectations, 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 deaths. 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 elections. 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 of Anthracite. . 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 conform. 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 demand allows. 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 delivered. 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 market. 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 Chattanooga, Tenn. DEATH IN LODGING HOUSE FIRE One Killed, One Fatally and Abont a Dosen Seriously Injured at Denver Cosflagratlon, 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. Tha dead: JOHN OTT, Itinerant tinker, aged 45. Fatally injured: Naclne A. Shamaley, aged 28, a ssloon keeper and proprietor ot the lodging house; terribly burned. Seriously Injured: Charles Halk, Glendo, Wyo. William Hardin, baker. Burt Keefe, cook. Ferris Thomas, bartender. Frank Brown, laborer. George Herbert, laborer. Ed O'Malley, laborer. Lizzie Hall. All of the latter were burned and bruised, tha bruises being received from Jumping from windows. The property loss was nom inal. 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 able. 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 Conaldera Cnbaa Treaty. 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 final adjournment. 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 tion. 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 Tuesday. 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 Hill. 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 atreet. 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 Hope. "We meet the officials again Tuesday, when a aettlement probably will be de cided on." 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 A so. 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 Probable. (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 antls. 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 among them. 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 their campaigns. 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.