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THE OMA1TA DAILY BEE: "MONDAY, JANUAltY 5 1003.
Mora; M. of W., J. J. Bryan; K. of R. and
B., J. W. Slratton; M. of F.. A. J. Senger;
M of E., F. E. White: M. at A., J. M.
Xirkcr; I. O.. Andrew Mays; O. O.. H. W.
Knlgbt. A large attendance was present
from out of town, Including a delegation fcf
fifteen from Lincoln lodge.
ROSTER OF THE LEGISLATURE
Names and Past antra Addresses of
Men Who Are to Mkt Ne
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 4. (Special.) Following
la the official roiter of tba senate and
house of the Nebraska legislature:
Dint. Name. PostofTlce.
1. Charles I. Norrla, Table Kock
2. J. L. Young-, Tecumseh,
8. Charles Marshall, Donglng
t. O. L. Slil(lon, Nohawka
a. George Meredith, Ashland
6. Mm hew A. Mall, Onwha
Robert H. Howell, Umaht
C. L. Saunders, Omnha
7. Joseph Hall.
8. W. P. Warner.
. James T. Brady,
10. B. W. Ueynolds,
11. J. M. Alien,
12. W. A. Way,
IS. C. J.. Coffee.
14. W. O. Urown,
15. M. L. Fries.
16. Aaron Wall,
17. W. H. Harrison,
' 18. J. H. Umstead,
19. Shelby llatinit,
tu. Richard O'Neill,
1'. F. Hrghlol.
tl. L. M. lJemberton, Beatrice
il. L. H. Anderson, Crete
23. W. 11. Jennings,
24. Robert J. Sloan,
2i. J. M. Cox,
Hi. Oeorse L. Day,
tl. J. C. Hedge,
K Frank A. Dean,
2V. D. 8. Hnsty,
10. W. D. uimn.
1. W. 11. Hogrefe,
II. 8. Belden.
2. W. H. Wllaon,
J. M. Cravens,
I. J. W. Kerns,
O. 8. ChrlBly,
4. C. C. Reed,
5. Ellis K. Good,
t. Job Cassell,
K. w. w. Jones,
7. M. 1.. Frlcdrlcha, Cedar Creek
W. D. Dernier, F.lmwdod
. O. M. Spurlock, Plattsmouth
Samuel Startzer, Papllllon
10. D. W, Gilbert, Omaha
W. T. Neleon, Omaha
W. B. Ten Kyek, Omaha
T. C. Shelly, Omnha
E. M. Morsman, Dmaha
Peter MnnKold, Bennington
J. H. Rigga, Waterloo
F. W. Koetter, Omaha
J. A. C. Kennedy, Omaha
11. Frank Jahnel. Kennard
12. W. O. Seara, Tekamah
13. W. O. Harrison, Klalr
14. Joseph Roberta, Fremont
Ct. L. Loomla, Fremont
IB. Chris ShinBtock. West Point
I. C. J. Weborg, Pender
17. F. M. Gregg, Wayne
W. 8. P. Mlkesell, Ponca
1. N. M. Nelson. Plainvlew
it. F. E. Anderson, Wausa
21. J. R. Herron. Orchard
2. Frank Jouvenat, Petersburg;
ii. T. F. Memlnger, Madlsnn
14. D. O. Becher, Columbus
15. E. H. Fellers, Monroe
2. J. C. Dobry, Schuyler
27. W. J. Harman, . Fremont
J. J. Vlasek, Prague
M. C. C. Qelwlck, Rralnard
John Kaveny, Llnwood
29. 8. 8. Atwood, Mllford
John McLaln, Beward
fft. J. N. Mockett, Jr., Lincoln
J. H. McClay, Lincoln
H. C. N. Burgese, Lincoln
C. J. Warner, Waverly
' J. O. llolllet, Havelock
IL Curtla W. Kibble, Dewltt
D. A. Stetson, Western
3. W. K. Kobblna, Cortland
J. H. Ramsey, ' Fllley
8. 8. Spier. Odell
H3. H. V. Smith. Tobtaa
U. J. E. Mendenhall, Falrbury
tS. Harvey Ford, . Hubbell
V. D. B. Cropsey, -Falrbury
VI. P. ggenburger. Strang
i. n. i raaK, ueneva . ., sua.
O. H. M. Detrlck, fork Rep.
Wm. Meradlth, York .v 'Rep.
C. H. Hoy, . Silver Creek . Fua.
W. H. Thompson. Central City ' Rep.
LA. V. Cunnlngham.Olltner Rep.
Charles Anrteraon, Marquette . Hep.
i O. C. Flshback, Harvard Hep.
P. A. Caldwell, Edgar Rep.
'John K. Mualck, Edgar Hep.
A. Charles Hunter, lnavale Rep.
i. W. a. Sadler, Juniata Hep.
A F. A. Sweeay, Blue Hltl Kep.
'. G. L. Rouse, A Ida Hep.
it. B. verrar, urand island Kep.
C8. Soren M. Fries, Oannebrog Fus.
. W. P. Thorpe, 3urwell Fus.
vi. W. N. Coats, Stuart Rep.
E. M. Waring. Middle Branch Fus.
(1. J. A. Douglas, Bassett Rep.
tz. navia tisiina. wnna LAKa Kep.
iS. Frank Currle, Whitney Reu,
'4. C. C. McAlllater, Chapnell Hep.
i5. A. E. Bartoo, Arcadia Ren.
VL A. H. Cnaey, Weaxervllla Rep.
J. J. Tooley, Broken Bow Fus.
o7. E. H. Kittle, Hockvlll . Fus.
li. J. H. Davis, Ulbbon Kep.
Oscar Knox, Kearney Hep,
W. George E. Bacon, Does Hen.
1). Vic Anderson, . Mlnden Fus.
ii. W. UlBhwlller, Wilcox Fua,
tti. V. A. McCulloch. Alma v Fua,
M. J. 8. Johnaon, Funk Fua.
. 15. B. Perry, Cambridge Rep,
j. r. nainorn, tsaruey Kep,
l O. C. Junkin, Southfleld Rep,
7. W. Shipley, Palisade Fu.
HANDLING THEIR OWN GRAIN
Paraaera Wear Two York Coataty
Towaa Have Elevators la
' , Oporatloa.
YORK. Neb., Jan. . (Special.) With
the completion of the wareroom at Thayer,
'ale county, tba farmera of Tork county
o have two farmers' Independent co-op
erative elevators in successful operation,
and credit la given the progressiva, pros
parous York county farmers for being
among the ploneera In the movement of a
. ... .i . i
farmera' mutual co-operative grain ale-
vator, and who are now tha leading pro
moters in the call for tha meeting of every
farmer who la interested in control of ele
vators and co-operation, and the organisa
tion of elevator companies, at Lincoln, on
January 22. .
Probably at thla meeting certain legis
lative action will be urged. A few farmer
elevatora have had a hard time to secure
elevator altea on right-of-way. Tha farm
era' elevator at Benedict, thla county, had
a great deal of trouble In aeeurlng a alte
along tha B. A M. railroad, and finally waa
obliged to buy a lot near the track, and
then, to prevent them from spouting their
grain eighty feet to train, a coalhouss was
butlt on the right-of-way between, all of
which was said to have been done by tha
grain combine of Tork county. Aa aoon
as the officiate at Omaha were acquainted
with the facta they built a sidetrack to
the farmers' elevator.
At Thayer the independent farmers' ele
vator people are having trouble In getting
an elevator site. Bo far they have not yet
succeeded. This la on the Elkhorn rail
way. Tha farmers win ask for the same
privileges aad rlghta that are granted to
the elevator men of the atata.
T t-VHR A mtD I ONE DAT
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. Thla
alanature mi 0 on every boa.
Quality and Economy
The bert ail ver-polish in th
world. I extremely economical
) cants a package
MARRLE ANSWER IS FILED
Makes a Detailed Denial of Charges Filed
Against Them by Miners.
CHARGE ALL TROUBLE UP TO MITCHELL
Ray Dlffereaeea with Mea Had Alwaye
Beta Amicably Settled latll
the Miners Were Or
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 4. The answer of
B. Markle t Co., Independent coal op
erators, to the demands of the miners, was
made public here today. The answer will
ba submitted to the anthracite strike com
mission, which reaesemblea In this city to
morrow. It was written by Joba Markle,
managing partner of the firm. The state
ment la In part aa follows:
The nresent Arm waa formed on Decem
ber. 30, 18, for the purpose of mining coal
upon lands Held by tne nrm unaer tease
from the Union Improvement company for
nirty years from January l, ikuu, ana irom
he Highland Coal company for thirty years
rom January 1, 18b2.
J ne mines are situated at or near jeoao
and the Arm operatea the following col
lieries, vis: Jeddo No. 4. Highland No. I
and Highland No. 5. The firm employs
about 2.4uO men, and many of Ita employes
reside In the villages of Freeland, about
wo miles distant, and Haxieton, anoui
seven mile distant from Jeddo. The lea
sees erected and own all the Improvement
upon the property. Including breakers.
atorea, shopa and tenement houses.
Take Oat Doctor Pee.
From the time of mv first connection
with the business In 1&0 thore has aiwaya
been a resident phvrlclan and assistant
physician on the property, until recently,
with the exception of a short Interval. The
Arm selected the head physician, vho
choae his assistant, and we collected 75
centa a month from the married and w
centa a month from the single men over
21, and the amount collected was paid over
to tne pnysician without cnarge or deduc
tion therefor. This arrangement waa not
compulsory upon the men or the families.
n the early part of lsfs my wire employed
at her own expense a trained nurse to look
after the sick and later, when this nurse
retired, another nirwe from St. Luke's hos
pital in Bethlehem took her plane, who In
troduced the svstem of district nursing In
the borough of Jeddo and In the neighbor
Stores tor the sale of general merchan
dise and miners' supplies have always
been maintained on the property and have
been and are an accommodation to the
men and their families. The men have
never been required to deal there.
By the terma of the coal leases, CI. B.
Markle 4 Co. are required to pay, all the
taxes on tho property. The taxes paid by
tne coal operators constitute tne largest
portion of the taxes collected In the county.
Slldlas; Scale of W(((t.
A sliding scale basia of labor had been
agreed upon In and had from that time
been generally In force in the Lehigh re
gion, in Kepiember, Wit, a committee or
miner presented certain demand to tne
firm. An agreement waa then In existence
between the company and men to settle
differences by arbitration. The company
replied to the demands ana received no
further communication from the miners.
Work at the mines continued tininterupled
until the lattor part of l!Kx, when John
Mitchell made hla headquarters at Haxie
ton and endeavored to organize the Mar
In SeDtember. 1900. another list of griev
ances was furnished the firm, the company's
answer being that If tho men were not
alletled with the replj the officials would
be willing to arbitrate. The next com
munication trom the men demanded arbi
tration, but the committee selected by the
employes reported that the latter had
broken their agreement with the company
by striking before their grievances nad
been submitted to arbitration. Finally, on
October 27, 19U0, a committee of the men
annealed to the nrm for an adjustment of
the differences. This waa accomplished and
on October 28 work was resumed at the
Believed Mea Satiated.
Between 1900 and 1902 many requests ware
made for the correction of alleged griev
ances, which were all taken up and consid
ered and acted upon, but neither individu
ally nor collectively, orany or in writing,
did the men' make and complaint In refer
ence to the collection of dues for the doc
tors or of the prices charged at the store.
nor was attention called to any defect in
resnect to ventilation, or unfair treatment
at tne store, nor as to tne sise oi tne cars,
nor as to slope cleaning, or the docking,
until Aorll. ltfux. and we naa every reason
to believe that, taken aa a whole, the men
were entirely satlailed with the conditions
of their employment.
In the course of hearings in Scranton,
complaint was made or tne sue or tne cars,
but in reality tne nse or cars naa not Deen
changed, aa win cxr proven Dy tne testi
mony of the builders, who will be produced,
It waa also alleged that the docking was
excessive, but the accountant will testify
that It waa less than 2 per cent. Objection
was also made tnat tne run iu per cent ad
vance was not allowed. The manner In
which tha advance waa computed was re
neatedlv explained to the men and It will
be shown by the expert accountant that It
was correctly computed
Referring to the appointment of tha corn
mission, Mr. Markle says:
Kotlea Is Mlsaadoratood.
Aa wi had not been Dartlea to the cor
resDondenra under which the anthracite
etrlke commission was appointed and the
strike deulared oft wo were not willing to
permit our men to return to work without
a distinct understanding that they would
abide by the award to be made by the
commission. Notice was accordingly posted
that those wishing to secure employment
Should call at tha office and should bring
with them the brass checks which they
had. When this notice was posted we
Informed that some Of the men Ob
jected on the ground that the men should
be taken back In a body, and the rumor
waa started to the effect that they would
be required to sign an Ironclad agreement
aa a condition of going to work. Many of
tr-e noticea were torn down, pickets were
stationed in the neighborhood of the office
Lnd along the line of tha roads to, prevent
the men ifrom coming to the office, where
they might have defined the truth and
arranged for a resumption of work.
Meanwhile, I had been Informed that tha
same men who had Deen making trouDie
"9 ;j'k,? 'Vkr'n..?,n,;a'nv
I part In Intimidating and threatening any-
Jne comng to the office and returning to
work under the conditions specified.
Tells af Evictions.
On the morning 6f Monday. October 27.
1iC, 1 ordered notice to give up possession
of the house to te served upon tweive men
ho had been active In preventing the men
from resuming work. No attempt was made
to collect the arrears or rent wnicn nad
accrued during the strike and the notice
ta nult havlnar been served October 27.
iudgment tn ejectment was entered Novem
er t and tha parties evicted on November
The net earnings of tha evicted men for
the year 1901. according to the atatement.
varied from $350 to 11,000. The anawer fur
ther atatea that the father of tha boy
Chippie waa killed as a result of hla own
negligence. He was not Indebted to the
firm at tha time of hla death. Hla earn
ings for the six months from February to
July, inclusive, amounted to $230. Mra.
Chippie paid nothing on account of rent or
coal. Henry Colt, one of the evicted men,
had aiwaya received good wagea, Mr. Mar
kle atatea. The answer atataa that his wife
did not die In consequence of the eviction.
which occurred November I, as, aha lived
Attached to tne answer are aeveral ex
hibits, one of which is a atatement show
ing the earnings of certain contract
miners during eleven and one-halt months
Including eleven of the highest and five of
the lowest, the highest receiving ' .000
and tha lowest M00,
STATE WANTS FOUR DAYS MORE
LIUIs Case Likely ta Last af Leas
Aaather Week After Thla
DAVID CITT, Neb.. Jan. 4 (Special.)
When Judge Sklles adjourned court last
night, one week's time had been consumed
In the preliminary bearing of Mrs. Lena
M. Lillle, charged with the crime of mur
daring her husband 'on the morning of Oc
tober 24. 1902. Attorneys for the state
said last utght that unless greater progress
waa made thla week thag last they would
not get through before Thursday evening, l
In case Judge Skllea holds that the stale
haa made a prima facie rase, It Is tinder
stood that the defense will Introduce a
large number of witnesses, and from tha
number they have already announced It
will probably require at least one week
for the defense. Next Thursday morning
J. Evans will succeed A. M. Walling aa
eounty attorney. Evans and R. M. Harris
have been assisting Walling In the prose
cution, and after next Thursday morning
Walling and Harris will assist Evana until
the preliminary hearing la concluded. In
the event that Mrs. Lllllfl la held to the
district court. It la not stated whether or
not Walling will assist In tha higher court,
but poaalbly will do ao.
Counsel for the state claim that they
have scored several strong points, and as
sert that they will acore as many more
before they rest, and feel certain that
Judge Sklles will hold the defendant to
the district court. Counsel for the defense
are equally as confident that the defendant
will be discharged as soon as the state rests.
Aa the hearing progresses public interest
Increases and It Is expected that large
crowds will be constantly In attendance
throughout the preliminary bearing.
LEAVES HIS WIFE A FORTUNE
Ed Follaasbee. Ercentrlc Old Fre-
aoater with Strange Homaatlo
History, Dies In Mlssoarl.
FREMONT, Neb., Jan. . S. (Special.)
The news of the death of Ed Follaosbee, a
former resident of this city, at Hartvllle,
Mo., haa awakened much interest here
among old Inhabitants who were familiar
with his romantic history. Sixty-three
years ago, a baby of a year old, he was
picked up from an open boat on the beach
of a small Island in the Caribbean sea by
Captain Follansbee, a Massachusetts sea
captain. In the boat with him waa the
body of- a man, protably of mixed Spanish
and negro blood. He had on good clothes,
but there was nothing about the man, the
baby or the boat from which the Identity of
either could be established. He waa adopted
by Captain Follansbee and aa aoon as he
waa old enough shipped aa a sailor. When
the war broke out be enlisted in an east
ern regiment and eerved three years. He
then drifted about the country and finally
located here, where he married and for
some time engaged In the mercantile busi
ness. About fifteen years ago he left his
wife and two children and ran atorea In
Minnesota and Montana. He went to the
Klondike when gold was first discovered
and made a email fortune running a line
of boats on Lake Bennett for a year. He
returned to the states, but though worth
over 1100,000, never contributed a cent for
the support of his family for ovor fifteen
years. He made occasional visits td hla
friends here, but kept hla presence 'con
cealed aa much as possible, saying his wife
would shoot him. He claimed to be' a
Spaniard and waa very Indignant when, on
account of hla brown complexion and curly
hair, he waa called a negro. Hla widow
and children are In limited circumstances
and hla wife has supported herself by school
teaching and later by doing any kind of
work she could get. His estate la reported
here at (126,000.
Finishing Cora Gathering.
HUMBOLDT. Neb., Jan. 4. (Special.)
Farmers are making good use of the prea
ent mild weather to gather such of the
corn crop aa haa bean left In tha field.
CASTRO IS NOT ABDICATING
Highly. Amased at Relatloa of Report
Ha Is to Do So and Knaphat-
leally Denies It.
CARACAS, Jan. 4. The report that
President Castro proposes to abdicate or
resign the presidency of Venezuela is tin
true. The correspondent of the Associated
Press saw the president with regard to
the matter today. The president laughed
when queatloned and then aald thoughfully
Ton are at liberty to say that I have
fought 'during two yeara to retain tha au
preme power which waa Invested in me by
the people of Venezuela. I will no more
abdicate than I will realgn. The Matoa
revolution, without assistance from foreign
rowers, will soon be a past story.'
a n,A emirsA niirsiiefl hv ths allied now
era in maintaining tha blockade at La
Ouayra haa caused astonishment among
tha foreign residents of thla city. When
the Dutch steamer Prlns Wlllem V ar
rived off La Ouayra to take on board the
European malls the authorities at La
Ouayra aent the mail out in a small boat,
This boat waa stopped by the British
cruiser on blockade and the mall baga were
taken on board the warship. Tha postal
clerka who were in the amall boat say tha
mall bags, notwithstanding their protests,
were opened on board tha cruiser.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. The aggressive
movements of the Venezuelan revolution
late are being watched closely here. Lata
unofficial advices indicating great activity
on the part of tha rebela and reporting a
menacing movement toward Caraoaa give
the Impression that President Caatro'a po
sition is critical. It had been confidently
hoped there would be a cessation of the
hostilities against the government, so that
th-re might be prompt action with ra
ped to arbitration of the clalma against
Venezuela by tha European allies.
MONEY PANIC AT CARACAS
Bank at Veaeiaela Haa a Raa aad
Refnsea ta Mora Thaa Partially
Par It "ver Nates.
WILLEMSTAD, Island of Curacoa. Jan. 4.
There was a financial panto at Caracas
yesterday afternoon. A large number of
small traders and private depositors went
together to tha office of tha Bank of Ven
ezuela for the purpoaa of exchanging the
bank'a notes for silver. The bank refused
to exchange mora than 120 worth of notes
for any one person,. and at 4 p. m. closed Us
The panic continued. Bills issued by the
bank are now selling for 80 per cent of
Ihelr faco value. The leading firms at Car
acas, notwithstanding tba present situation.
have preaented no notea tor redemption, aa
they are all Interested in supporting the
A partial payment to the troops waa made
yesterday, but It la not believed that theae
paymenta can be continued tomorrow.
MANY OUT OF EMPLOYMENT
Blockading af Ports Is Creating la
satisfactory Iadastrlal Coadl
loas la Veaeaaela.
LA OUAYRA. Jan. 4. Tha Dutch consul
here saw the captain of the British cruiser
Tribune yesterday and aecured permission
for a ateamer of the Dutch line to nail off
La Ouara on January 7 and take on board
Dr. Van Leydon, the Dutch minister to
Venezuela, who la tn 111 health.
The clerks employed In the cuatoma house
here and all the members of the coast guard
service at La Ouayra have been discharged.
This means tha cutting oft of the revenue
of alxty or more families. The La Ouayra
cuatoms will be closed tomorrow. About
too stevedores are at present out of em
ployment and everything ta feared. The
government will doubtleaa have to employ
urgent meaa ire to maiutais quiet.
REPORTS ON ME PHILIPPINES
OtTernot Taft Praients Annual Statement
of Commission's- Work.
SUGGESTS TRADE WITH SULTAN OF JOL
Moroa Are Opposed to Representative
Governaneat aad Stroaart Paternal
Rata Wilt Be Necessary
for Maay Tears,
WASHINGTON. Jan. 4. The annual re
port of the Philippine commission and a
aeparate report by Governor W. H. Taft,
made public at the War department today,
given a review of the results of the year's
work of the commission snd making recom
mendations for legislative action by con
gress deemed essential to the welfare of
After reciting a history of the establish
ment of civil government throughout the
varloua provlncea, Governor Taft In hla
report aaya it haa not been definitely de
termined what shall be done with respect
to Mindanao where, he says, hostility to
the Americana doea not extend beyond the
lake, Lanao Moroe. The governor Is of tha
opinion that It may be possible to induce
the sultan of Jolo to part with some of
the rights he clalma ta the Jolo group, thus
obviating many obstaclea now encountered.
The Moroa, he says, do not understand
popular government and do not desire it,
preferring control by ftattos.'
"Posstbly far in the future," he aays.
'control by dattoa may cease. For the
present, however, it la necessary only to
provide a paternal, atrong, but sympathetic
government for these followers of Moham
med." Governor Taft tells of the conditions that
have made it necessary for the Islands to
purchase about 115,000,000 worth of food
on which to live and of the effects Var has
had upon agriculture, almost the only
aourca of wealth In the Islands. The great
est blow to agriculture, he saya, la the
destruction rf about 90 per cent of the water
buffalo on which the cultivation of rice la
almost wholly dependent. '
After apeaklng of the ravagea of Asiatic
cholera. Governor Taft saya:
Ldtdroalam the Bane.
"The bane of Philippine civilization In
the past waa ladronlsm and the present
conditions are most favorable for Its
growth and maintenance. It la not cer
tain whether In the depressed state, of ag
riculture, which offers the temptations to
ladronlsm, the constabulary will be able
without the assistance of the military to
stamp It out. Were there prosperous con
ditions In the country It would not be a
troublesome matter to deal with, but when
want and famine are staring people In tho
face the life of the freebooter forma to
the desperate and the weak a very great
"The natural discontent with the gov
ernment when suffering is at hand, pro
moted as It is by cholera, restrictions and
the high prices of rice and other commod
ltlee, which hare been greatly enhanced by
the depreciation of silver, might well have
caused a new breaking ovt of the Insur
rection, and In my Judgment It apeaaa
wondera for the ease with which this coun
try may ba governed in normal times and
that we have had comparatively to little
disorder since the surrender of the Insur
gent arms in April."
Since the civil government waa com
pletely established . in the Filipino prov
inces throughout . the archipelago in July
last year the governor aaya that an Amer
ican soldier has not been called on once
to fire a gun, the, country having been
policed oy tho constabulary, a force of
6,000 or O.OOQ men.
Blur Need Martial Law.
"It may be," aaya Governor Taft. "that
aa the conditions grow worse for they aro
likely to do ao before they grow better
It will be Decennary In a province like
Cavlte, where ladronlsm seems Inbred in
tba people, to proclaim martial law and
even to call in the military finally to .sup
press It, but It la still hoped this may ba
The ladronea of Hollo are characterized
aa organised bands of cattle thieves. They
are being rapidly stamped out.
Governor Taft saya that unless the cara
bao can be replaced or other methoda of
agriculture aubstituted whlsh will prevent
these anlmala being Indlspensible hereafter
the future for several yeara haa a gloomy
The depressed condition of agriculture and
the tendency to ladronlsm In the Tagalog
and in aome of the Vlscayan provlncea doea
not apply to those provinces where hemp
ia the chief product.
"They are wealthy and prosperous," the
report saya, "and while their food costs
them more than It used to, they have
money enough with which-, to make Im
provements. School houses are being built,
roads are being constructed, machinery,
agricultural and other kinds, is being In
troduced and there la every evidence of a
forward movement. . Throughout the rice
and Tagalog provinces, however, we must
expect dlsturbancea from time to time from
ladrones and their assistants, the Katipunan
"On the whole, there la to be a year of
hardest kind of work relieving the people
from the hardship and suffering likely to
follow the failure of tha rice crop and In
suppressing ladronlsm and other dlsturb
ancea due to economic distress."
Exports aad Imports for Year.
Governor Taft aaya the figures show that
for the year end id June SO, 1902, the Im
ports, exclusive of quartermaster's stores,
of all gooda. were $41,000,000, while the ex
ports were about $27,000,000. He aaya capi
at baa aeemed to be timid in oomtng to
the Phlllpplnea, but adds: "It haa come in
a small way tn varloua branches, so that
the aggregate la very eonalderable."
The governor polnta out among other ilia
from which the country la Buffering that of
On the aubject of labor he speaks of tbs
nsed of making temporary provision such
as Is recommended by the full commission.
Touching on the organization of labor
unions the governor says that if properly
directed the movement may give to the
laboring classes a sense of the dignity of
labor and of their independence.
He regarda the objection made by the
Filipinos to the unlimited Introduction of
Chinese into the islanda to be logical and
Justified, and says: "Another phaae of the
labor question which dots not aeem . to
have had Ita oroDer weight with the mer
chants of Manila In their demand tor the
admission of Chinese coolies Is the great
obstacle which auch a policy would present
to the opening t7 the United Statea ot Ita
marketa to Philippine products."
There la in ths city of Manila real estate
and Improvementa assessable for taxation
amounting to 141.005,190. while there la non-
aaaearable real property In the city to the
amount ot S25,602.3L of which 13,284,133
Is publlo property and 112,117,940 la church
property, exempt under the law. Oovernor
Taft commends to the commission the
benefits that might accrue from the estab
lishment In the Islanda of postal ssvlngs
Governor Taft telle of the recently or
ganlxed independent Filipino Catholle
church and aaya ths commission has stated
that it would take no part In religious
lasarraetlaa at aa End.
Tho Philippine eommlssloo la Ita addl
ttonal report, . which Is the third It has
made, ssys at the outset:
"The Insurrection as an organized at
tempt to subvert the authority of the
United Slates In these Islands Is entirely
at an end. The whole of tho Christian
Filipino population, with the exception of
a few thousand people in the Moro coun
try In Isolated towns, are enjoying civil
government. Much remains to be done In
perfecting civil government. In marshaling
the forces of the law against the lawless
ness and disturbances and In teaching the
people of the Philippines not only that
they have rights under the law, but also
that they cannot hope to enjoy auch rights
unless they acquire courage and Independ
ence sufficient to assert them against at
tempts by their fellow Filipinos to per
petuate the system of 'caclquclsm,' or,
liberally translated, 'bosstsm.' "
The report says the Filipino laborers
must ba taught the independence and dig
nity of labor under a free grvernment and
adds: "The organization of labor unions
In Manila, while brought about by a crack
brained inaurrecto agitator for political
purposes only, will, we hope, lead to an
organization which may have much to do
with Inculcating this lesson."
Tho Filipino people of the better class
have received the passage of the Philip
pine act with great satisfaction, the re
port recites, and further along It saya:
"The coming year under the trying cir
cumstances which now prevail will show
how mu-h we may derend upon the con
servative and law-abiding character of the
controlling elements of tho Filipino peo
ple." Commission's Recommendations.
The commission urges that It Is the duty
of the United States to secure to the Phll
lpplnea as stable a currency as that used by
the people of the United States.
The commission concludes with the fol
lowing recommendations, which are re
spectfully urged on the attention of con
gress: 1. The establishment of a gold standard
in the islands, and of banking corporations
empowered to Issue circulating bank notes
under proper safeguards.
2. The reduction of at least 75 per cent
of the Dlngley rates of duty upon goods im
ported Into the United States from the
8. An amendment of the Philippine act
bo that the limit upon lands which may
be sold to or be held by individuals
or corporations from the public domain
shall be Increased to 25,000 acres, or In tho
alternative so that tho government shall
be given the power to lease for sixty years
upon competitive bidding ,tracts from the
public land aggregating In any Individual
or corporate lessee not more than 30,000.
It ssys this legislation Is necessary to tho
development of the Islands and that as
the government owns 65,000,000 out of 7v,
000,000 acrec In the archipelago there Is no
danger of concentration of ownership of In
dividuals or corporations.
4. That the Philippine act may be amended
by repealing the limitation which forbids
an Individual or corporation from holding
an Interest In more than one mining claim.
5. That all bonds Issued by the Insular
government under the authority of the
Philippine act shall be free from state,
county and municipal taxation In the
United Statea. , .
6. That an amendment 'be made to the
Chinese exclusion act, giving power to the
government by law to ndmlt a fixed and
limited number ot Chinamen Into the Phil
ippine Islands who are certified to be skilled
laborera, on the bond of the employer that
tor every Chinese skilled laborer employed
he will employ a Filipino apprentice and
that ha will return ths Chinese skilled
laborer. thua introduced within five yeara
after hla admission to the country and that
he shall pay a head tax of not exceeding
$50 far each Chinaman ao admitted to the
Insular government to meet the expenses
ot the enforcement of these restrictions.
Tlie commission thinks unlimited admla-
!cn of Chinese would be unwise.
0SSIBILITY 0F TROUBLE
Caases Cordon of Deputies to Be
Placed Around Town to Protect
INDIANOLA, Miss., Jan. 4. Every effort
Is being made to suppress any trouble that
might be caused by the closing ot the post
office. The mayor and the sheriff of the
county say they do not apprehend that
there will be an outbreak. The fact that
a cordon of deputy sheriffs has been thrown
around the town leads many to think trou
ble Is brewing. Messages are hourly com
ing In from all arta of the surrounding
country offering assistance ot arms, am
munition and money. If needed.
Sheriff A. C. Cox of this county aald to
night that If Minnie Coze wanted to open
the postofflce and feared violence be would
deputize enough men to guard the office
and patrol the town. The colored post
mistress has made no application to tha
authoritlea for protection.
The city officials believe a number of
aecret service men are on the acene, await
ing any developments that may arise.
Postofflce Inspector Fitzgerald has been
assigned here from Louisiana.
HUMBOLDT, Neb., Jan. 4. (Special.)
George Sheldegger and Miss Carrie Boop
went to Falls City yesterday and were
married by tba county judge. Both are na
tives ot this county and will make their
borne on farm near thla city.
Change la Carriers.
HUMBOLDT, Neb.. Jan. 4. (Special.)
Ths Postofflce department haa designated
L. N. Dey aa carrier for route No. 8, In
place of William Smith, resigned. Mrs. Dey,
wife of the new carrier, baa been named aa
HUMBOLDT, Neb., Jan. 4. (Special.)
William Zelenka of this city was married
yesterday to Miss Mary Wopata, over the
Una in Pawnee county, and they will make
their home on a farm near this city.
Oil Hons at Hastings.
HASTINGS. Neb., Jan. 4. (Special Tele
gram.) At 11:40 tonight the B. M. oil
house was damaged by fire to the extent
of about $100. It Is supposed that the fire
originated trom the spark ot an engine
Aa the oil house Is close to the roundhouse
considerable excitement prevailed for aome
time, as It was feared the flames would
extend to that building. The efficient work
of the fire department extinguished the
flames in short order.
Wholesale Grocery House Baras.
CHICAGO, Jan. 4. Fire tonight In the
warehouse of Franklin McVeagb Co.
wholesale grocers. One Hundred and Six
tleth atreet and Newbury avenue, caused
a loss of $150,000. The loss Is fully cov
ered by Insurance.
Retaras After Twenty Yeara.
SPRINGFIELD. O., Jan. 4 John Relmer
returned to Addison, nampaign county,
yesterday after an absence of twenty years.
He bunted up nis wua, 101a cr nut n
mum married attain and promised to dlvld
between his two wives hit f'TUne, which
Is said to be eonalderable. He found that
his wifa had been drawing a widow a belt
ion for seven years. Ha doea not give a
connected account or ma aosence, nor way
he returned to nla Oral wire.
COMPLICATIONS ARE RISING
Eeratorkl Situation in Colorado ii
FORCES ARE LINING UP FOR THE BATTLE
Democrats Threaten to Oast Repah.
llrane In Senate If Unseating
ot Arapahoe Delegates la
DENVER, Colo., Jan. 4. The senatorial
sltuatloh In Colorsdo Is becoming compli
cated and should present declared plans
be carried out the contest over the selec
tion of a successor to Senator Teller, which
will begin in earnest with the conven
ing of the legislature on Wednesday next,
will be, to say the least, exciting and more
than likely spectacular.
The solid aupport ot the demorratlo wing
for Teller Is still maintained, while the re
publican strength Is parcelled out among
four candidates, among whom former Sen
ator E. O. Wolcott Is the most conspicu
ous! At a meeting of the democratic state
central committee the matter ot the threat
of the republican majority In the house to
unseat the entire Arapahoe democratic del
egation waa discussed and resolutions were
adopted to the effect that "It Is the right
and duty of the aenate to utilize the same
constitutional right and authority and re
store the equilibrium."
The majority In the senate being demo
crsllc their threat to "meet revolution
with revolution" If carried out, would
bring about a condition rendering the se
lection of a senator Impossible. With a
solid democratic aenate, It la asserted a
deadlock could be maintained to the end.
It has practically been agreed that on
next Tuesday night a caucua ot the re
publican members of the house will be held
to select a speaker, but it developa that
aeveral members have refused to ba bound
by the action of the leaders, stating that
they were nominated on an antl-Wolcott
plank and they fear that a caucus selection
of a speaker would be made to appear aa a
Wolcott victory. For thla reason they
will. It is said, remain away Tuesday night,
These recalcitrants number aeventeen,
enough to defeat any action tha caucua
might agree to. A sensation waa created
by a circular Just Issued from the head
quarters of P. B. Stuart of Colorado
Springs, who is supposed to ba the spokes
man of the administration at Washington.
The circular charges that eoplea of let
ters, supposed to have been received from
Senator Lodge, saying Wolcott 'was the
choice of the administration, have been
circulated among the members of the legls
lature and denouncea them aa forgeriea.
The circular declares that the wish of the
administration waa only that a republican
should be chosen senator without regard
to any particular candidate.
Contest la Idaho.
BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 4. The legislature
will assemble at noon tomorrow. It is re
publican in both braneffes and will elect a
senator to succeed Henry Heltfeld. The
contest is a three-cornered one between
W. . E, Borah of Boise, John W. Heyburn
of Wallace and Judge D. W. Standrod ot
Pocatello. Senator George L. Shoup Is In
the field, but his following is small. The
senator is in poor health and it la found that
members generally think he ahould not be
selected. There la a very spirited contest
In progress. Mr. Borah has a decided lead.
but it Is yet too early to predict what tha
outcome will be.
TRAINMEN WILL MEET TODAY
They Gather to Formulate Demand
for Iaereaaa la Par af Twenty
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 4. Members of the gen
eral committee ot the Order of Railway
Trainmen and the Order of Railway Con
ductors, representing every railroad system
west ot Chicago, began gathering In St.
Louis today for their meeting tomorrow,
when they expect an answer to their re
quest made of the railroad companies De
cember 20 for a 20 per cent Increase In
It waa stated today that there would
be between fifty and sixty representatlvea
of the two ordera here tomorrow.
The increase asked for will affect about
150,000 men, and if granted will mean the
distribution of one-fifth mora money every
month among the trainmen and conductora,
The early arrivals assert that the matter
la almply a business proposition; that there
has never ' been even a suggestion ot a
strike, and that negotiations will ba car
ried on In a friendly manner.
So far as known, the railroads have ar
rived at no agreement with regard to tho
demands. President Ramsey of the Wa
bash aald tonight that no meeting of tha
representatives of the railroads affected
had bedn held to conalder the matter, ao
far aa he knew, and It waa hla impression
that the trainmen aud conductora would
first meet to formulate their requesta be
tore presenting them.
So for aa the Wabash waa concerned.
Mr. Ramsey said, that road had on De
cember 1 voluntarily granted an Increase
ot from 6 to 11 per cent, and he anticipated
no trouble with the men.
John C. Beard.
HUMBOLDT, Neb., Jan. 4. (Special.)
Tha citizens of thla place were surprised
to learn thla morning ot the death of one
of Ita highly respected townsmen. John C,
Beard, a gentleman (6 yeara of age, while
apparently In the midst ot health, dropped
dead at his home In the north part of town
shortly after the breakfaat hour, at which
time he participated In the meal as usual,
Heart disease wss the cauae, which waa
wholly unexpected. The deceased had at
tended a meeting ot the Workmen lodge
on the prevloua evening. Mr. Beard was
one ot the pioneers of this place and leaves
a wife and several grown children, all of
whom are well known hereabouts. The de
ceased served In the civil war and the
Grand Army of the Republlo la to have
charge ot the funeral next Tuesday.
Mra. Hannah Carrablaa.
BATTLE CREEK, Neb., Jan. 4. (Special.)
-Mra. Hannah Carrablne, aged 78, one of
Madlaon county's oldest settlers, waa buried
at the Catholic cemetery here today, Rev.
Father Walsh of Norfolk officiating. Mra.
Carrablne moved from Canada to Illinois
and from there to tbia oounty thirty-three
yeara ago. Her husband dlsd here sixteen
yeara ago. She leaves four children, two
sons and two daughtera, only one ot whom,
a daughter, waa preaent at ths funeral.
Quail (hipped la Coffins.
CARBONDALE. III.. Jan. 4. Quail are
being shipped from Franklin county to St.
Louis In coffins to escape the game laws,
according to the confession of Noah Moore,
who waa arrested yesterday for violation
of the same laws. Moors aaya l.axi quail
are packed In a cotrin and shipped as a
corpse. Arrests ars promised by ths gams
Plamhers Get a Ralae.
BT. ljflS. Jan. 4. TL Muster Plumbers'
association, at a meeting today, acceded to
the demands of the tuu (.lumbers wno went
on strike Friday for higher waves, and
decided to adopt the seals of wagea de
manded, whli h ia 6 a day, an Inert., of
tl a day aver the old seals. The strikers
will return to work tomorrow.
AT THE PLAYHOUSES
For the first time in a good many moons
the Crelghton-Orpheum had the only ahow
In town yesterday, and it waa taxed to Its
utmost to accommodate the people who
crowded In to aee one of tba best all-around
bills that haa been presented there thla
winter. It ta a bill of genuine variety.
something to suit all tastes, and waa en
Joyed from first to last by the largest at
tendance ever experienced at the house.
In the evening the orchostra was placed
on the stage, and the orchestra pit was
seated, and even at that there were people
standing up all over the theater. Tha
Cole de Loose duo opend the bill with a
novel performance on tba alack wire. In
addition to aome very clever acrobatic
work, the main featurea of which are es
sentially new, this pair offers enough of
comedy to keep the spectators in a roa?
of laughter all the time. Mile. Rlalta Is
another who haa adapted an old act to new
Ideas, and gtvea some decidedly new and
pretty effects to her spectacular dances.
She has a mirror possessed of a peculiar
property. In that It Is both a reflector and
transparent, ao that she can be seen In it
and through It. With thla and tha proper
manipulation of llghta and coatumes, ahe
producea aome beautiful effects. Messrs.
James O. Barrows, John Lancaster and
Mies Alice M. Mays present a little one.
act comedy, "A Jolly Jollier," In which
Mr. Barrows finds opportunity for hla tins
talents aa an actor, and is ably eeconded
by Mr. Lancaster and Miss Maya. Tba
acrobatlo feature of the bill la furnished by
Hill and Sllvlany, who use the good old
"ordinary" bicycle and a pair ot untcyclea
In achieving soma, difficult and startling
feats. Les Dumonds, described aa "Parisian
Street Singers," furnish aome excellent
vocal and Instrumental music. George W.
Moore Is the monologlst of the week, and
haa some good Irish Jokea and songs,
which he usea with much effect. In the
klnodroma are aoma new pictures.
Police Receive Srrlbner Man.
The authorities of Scrlbner, Neb., tele
graphed a dlacrlptlon of Charles Miller of
that placo to the local police yesterday
afternoon, and Captain Dunn and Detective
Mltcneu rormed a reception committee to
meet the Elkhorn train when It pulled Into
the Webster street depot in the evening,
and escorted Miller to the city's lodging
house. BherlfT Bowman came for the
Drlsoner on the 11 o'clock train. Miller Is
accused of fllmflamming a Scrlbner saloon
keeper out or 140.
Water Cara Woke Him.
KANSAS CITT. Jan. 4. John FuIcVn,
the negro prisoner In jail at Kansna City,
Kan., awoke at midnight from his long
sleep, which had lasted 159 hours. Fulcher
was awaKenea oy roia water, wnicn was
being forced down his throat. ,
Sweet Pure Clean
made from the very
ingredients in daily
use in every kitchen.
Put up in one and
two-pound prints in
printed paper wrap
per like illustration.
Swift & Company, Chicago
Kansas Ctty Omaha St.Lools
SLJoxph , SI. Paul r'LWorth
BOYD' B VILT''
MATINEES WED. and SATURDAY.
- Klaw A Erlanger's
Prices Mat. and night, SOc, 7ie. 11.00, 11.60.
82.00. Uallery seats on sale for all perform
ances. rTee net suspenuea lor iuis en
gagement. Curtain rises at 8 p. m. and l
p. m. -
Sunday Mat. and Night and Monday
"TM1S UAHT U HAHIUinU, '
MATINEE THURSDAY, BATURDAT and
EVERY NIOHT 8:18.
High Glass Vaudovillo
Barrows. Lsncaater Co., Hill si Sllvlany,
Ijta Dumonds. Mile P.lalta, The Cole De
Igbss Duo, Ueo. W. Moore and the Kino
drome. Prices, 10c, 26o and toe.
1 110 llllttaU0mllll lading lloiel
A - .zrrzrr. w
apasrgTAgv r Ti I I nr,
LUNCHEON, F1FTT CENTS
12:30 to 1 p. m.
SUNDAY, ..Ho p. m. DINNER. T&o '
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dteadlly Increasing business has necesal.
tated an enlargement of this cats, jitling
Ita former cautclly.
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