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OMAHA, TUESDAY 3IOHNI3G, JAN U A It Y 0, 1003-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TIIH EE CENTS.
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STATE TESTIMONY IN
Batter Progress Made in tie Llllie Case
Thin Had Eeen Expected.
DEFENDANT MOVES FOR A DISMISSAL
Conntj Judge Overrulei the Motion Without
Maying Comment
MRS. LILLIE MAY OFFER NO TESTIMONY
Bute Introduce! More Testirtiw,
mcnts with Revolvers.
If
CRAIN BROKER TELLS OF SPECULATIONS
Defendant Had Lout Over f 1 ,fMK) Dir
fng Last Year, bat Total Losses
by Her Vratnr.i Only a
Few Hundred.
DAVID CITY, Neb., Jan. 5 (Speclsl.)
During the Sunday recess people were anx
ious to get the morning papers, which thejr
read carefully and discussed the Llllie case
earnestly. TMs waa the principal topic of
discussion during the entire day.
Mrs. Llllie remained at home during the
entire day. She received no callers.
The ssconf. week In the preliminary hear
Ing commenced this morning. Long before
court convened the walks leading to the
court house were alive with humanity anx
ious to get Into the court room, which was
completely filled for fully an hr before
the proceedings began. Several from the
country and a few from the city brought
their lunch baskets.
Mrs. Lillla arrived promptly on time,
accompanied by her parents, Sam Llllie,
brother of the murdered man, and Mrs.
Grant, alster of the murdered man. She
spoke politely to the reporters In passing
their table and took her accustomed seat
near her attorney.
Re a Make gome Investigations.
' Lewis C. Ren was the first witness. He
said:
"I arrived at the Llllie residence on
the morning of October 24, a few moments
after the patient had been removed to the
hospital. Went Into the bedroom, ex
amined the bed carefully, found the pillow
was all wet. somewhat bloody, but looked
like there was more water than blood. The
impression where the head had laid waa
still plain and the blood stains were on
the side where the right side of the head
lay.
"Went back to the house about an hour
nd a half after that and examined the
room more carefully than I did the first
. time I waa there and everything was In
tbo same condition it waa on my first
visit. Think this waa about 10 o'clock. I
Investigated the range of the bullet that
went through the window and screen. I
did 4hls by using a pencil and ruler, and
the range ot the ball was as nesr on a
- , level ss I could tell. ., If any difference
rnnifil slightly upward. It 'was en a range
with Mr. Ray's" farm." (This form Is 300
feet directly east of the Llllie residence,
and where one ot the bullets now In evi
dence waa found.)
Witness here gave a deacrlption of the
holea in the window glass, screen and cur
tain, which waa substantially the ssme as
testified to by other witnesses.
"I measured the distance from the bed
to the window glass the bullet went
through and It waa just thirteen and one
half Inches.
What Hri. Llllie Said.
"1 had a conversation with Mrs. Llllie
about the occurrence and asked her if she
bed any Idea who did this, snd she said
she had no Idea who could be mean
enough.
"She said she waa uneasy about having
this amount of money In the house. She
had aeveral times had from $100 to $150
In the house, but the reason she felt so
uneasy the evening before waa ahe aaw a
trange man In the alley the day before.
I had another conversation with Mrs. Llllie
on the next Tuesday. At this time she de
scribed the man who did the shooting as
a msn about the stse of Harvey, only she
thought he waa broader and heavier. I
asked her If she did not think It would be
hard tor a man to hold a gun snd shoot
Harvey on the right side of the head, It
being dark In the room. And she said that
the moon was shining In at the window and
It was getting light In the room.
"I told hrr that I heard that Harvey had
$8,000 life Insurance snd $7,500 of it was
made to the little girl, and she said that
waa a mistake; that $750 waa made to the
little girl and the balance was payable to
her.
Kitchen Door Oprs,
"Mrs. Llllie ssid that all of the doors were
locked the night before and when she came
downstairs that morning the kitchen door
was standing open about two feet, and the
key waa lying on the floor close by the door.
The key waa bent and bright on the end
mat went in ins aoor.
"I and C. W. Derby made experiments
with Si-callbcr revolvers, aa to what din
tance powder would burn window glass and
lace curtalna similar to the ones in the
Llllie residence. We made several teata
with long and short csrtrldges, both rim
and center fire. The first test we made was
at a distance ot two feet and there was
no powder burn whatever. The next was
one foot and there waa just a dark color
on curtain, but not on window glass. At
distance ot six Inches both the curtain and
glasa were blackened slightly and at
distance of three Inches the curtain snd
glass were powder burned about the same
aa the window glass and curtain as I saw
them In the Llllie home on the morning of
the murder.
The crora-examlnatlon elicited the fact
that Mra. Llllie alao said that another
reason she was uneasy waa that two ot
the bloodhounds bsd been poisoned. Also
tbst when he and Mr. Derby examined t&e
house they went all over. Including the
cellar and kitchen utensils.
The redirect examination brought out the
fact that the tests were made with black
powder and not amokelesa powder.
Mra. Mill Speculated aad Lost.
The first witness thla afternoon was Ed
ward L. Runyon. a broker.
"I have been engaged In the broker bus
iness tor sbout four years and during all
this time Mrs. Llllie haa transacted bua
Bess with tn. Vhe nature of the business
wss la tts buying and selling of future
options on grain. I csnnct state just the
extent of the transaction! exactly. The
last transaction wss ths day before the
death of Mr. Ll!lle." Ths smount ot the
transactions from November 1. IV01. up to
ths time of Mr. Llllls's death wltnes
could not tell without referring to bis
books.
After refreshing his memory from ths
Continued oa Third I' ass.)
WAR SECRETARY IS MARRIED
Mr, Bradrlrk of England Is I ailed
1 Dmmhlrr of Lady
leu ne.
LONDON, Jp.n. C Mr. Brodrlck, the wsr
secretary, and Madeleine Stealer, daughter
of Lady Jcune, were married at St. George's
church, Hanover Square, this afternoon.
The scene was brilliant and the church waa
filled with fashionable people. Premier
Balfour was the best man.
The bride, who was given awsy by her
stepfather. Justice Jeune, was supported by
seven bridesmaids. There were upwards of
tOO presents. King Edward gave a massive
silver-gilt Inkstand bearing the royal arms.
Among the guests In the church were
"linens christian, the duke of Cambridge,
x '.ansdowne and other members of ths
rd and Lady Roberta, Sir Henry
anu Stanley and Mr. White, the United
Ststes tiiarge d'affaires.
Public Interest In the event was marked
by ths crowd outside, which was so great
tbst the people broke, through the police
lines and almost mobbed fb carriages con
taining Justice Jeune and ths bride In their
anxiety to aea the latter.
This waa War Secretary Brodrick'a sec
ond marriage. His first wife, who died
about a year ago, was a daughter of the
earl of Wayss.
Miss Stanley, now Mrs. Drodrlck, Is a
daughter of Lady Jeune, wife of the judge
advocate general. Sir Francis Jeune, by her
first buaband, the late Constantino Stanley.
WILL BUILD FEWER SHIPS
Germany's Vote for Sew War Vessels
Falls Below That Made
Last Year.
BERLIN, Jan. 6. The army estimates
show a recurring expenditure of $112,040,
203, an Increaae of $112,025 compared with
1902. The government estimates show a
recurring expenditure of $23,349,192.50, an
Increase of $1,634,232.
The non-recurring naval expenses In
clude $26,165,250 for ship building and
armaments, an increase of $412,250 com
pared with 1902. But the total devoted to
ship building alone shows a decrease of
$197,751 over last year.
Extraordinary expenditures for the new
harbor works at Wilhelmshaven, Kiel and
Dantxlc will require $2,750,000 Increase over
1902.
The Increase In the army estimates Is
to be devoted to Improving details of the
service, $25,000 having been set apart for
experimenting with field automobiles.
Among the extraordinary expenditures Is
the sum of $5,250,000 for fortresses and of
$500,000 for field railroad materials.
SULTAN READY TO ABDICATE
Overthrow of the Government In
Morocco Now Reents to Be
Almost Certain.
MADRID, Jan. 5. A special dispatch from
Tangier says the sultan Is disposed to
abdicate In favor ot his brother, Mulais
Mohammed, who Is acclaimed whenever he
appears In-the streets, tf Frm.- "' J
PARIS, Jan. 6. The Madrid correspond
ent of the Temps ssys advices received In
Spain from Tangier indlcste that the sit
uation of the sultan of Morocco has Im
proved since he released his brother, who
has been favorably received. Chief Gogul
haa been deserted by several tribes, which
have returned to the mountains.
Premier Sllvela denies that a joint naval
ftpmnriH t rn t Inn aviln.t MnrMM haa haan
projected. On the contrary, the Spanish
sloon of ..r. Infants I.shel has hern r-
cnlled from Tangiers In proof of the fnct
thut the powers do not Intend to Inter
vene in what is regarded aa Involving Mo-
rocco alone.
ROYAL COUPLE GO TO LAW
Prince Asks Mere Separation, While
Princess Seeks Absolute
Divorce.
DRESDEN, Saxony, Jan. B. The German
consul at Geneva has received the neces
sary permission to aerve a writ on Crown
Princeas Louise in connection with the suit
for divorce brought against her by ths
crown prince of Saxony.
BERNE. Switzerland. Jan. 5. The writ
which la to be served on the crown prin
cess Is, a petition for judtcli.1 separation.
The document requests her to return to
Dresden and appear on January 28 before
the special tribunal. The princess, on the
other band, demands an absolute divorce.
WILL START MARCONI PAPER
Enterprising Kevtspaper Man Ar.
ranges to Publish Journal on
Atlantic Lines.
LONDON, Jan. t According to the Daily
Telegraph contracts have been completed
to start a dally paper, to be supplied with
news by the Marconi system of wireless
telegrsphy. on board a British liner run
ning between Liverpool and New Yors.
Publication will begin about the end of this
month.
German Consuls Urt Ribbons.
BERLIN. Jan. 8 The Relchs Anzelger
today announces that the emperor has
conferred decorations upon members ot the
German diplomatic and consular corps ss
follows: The order of the Red Esgle of
the fourth clsss on Count A von Quadt,
first secretary of the embassy at Wash
ington; Hrrr Glasenatt, royal Prussian ma
chine expert at Chicago; Count Mont Gelas,
third secretary of the embassy at Washing
ton; Alfred Geissler, consul, and Vice Con
suls Franksen and Schleiben at New York.
The crown order of the aecond class has
been conferred on Carl Buns, consul gen
eral at New York and of the third class to
Herr von Rltter at Washington, Herr
Pelller at Cincinnati. Consul Rltchel at
Philadelphia, Cooaul Wever at Chicago and
Consul Rieloff at St. Louis. The fourth
class la conferred upon Agriculture At
tache Gerber at New York, Consul Rel
neckle at Boston and Consul Raambach at
Milwaukee.
Alleged Smugglers Held.
8AN Jt'AN. P. R , Jan. S. Lieutenant
Commander George F. Menty, U. S N., and
Benjamin Butler have been held for trial
by the federal court on the charge ot re
ceiving and facilitating the transportation
ot smuggled goods. A bond of $1,000 was
required In each case, but ths personal
recognizances of ths acoused wars ac
cepted. Work Brains mm Bieel Furnace.
POTTaVIIJ.E. Pa.. Jan. (.-The Eastern
8tl company has begun work upon four
open hearth steel fun. sees, which wi:l
have a capacity of ISO.uuu tons per )ar, ami
will be a part of one of the biggest steel
manufacturing mills in the oountrv. Work
will bs rushed day and night. Preldt-nt
Oibso-i stales that th pew mill Ui b-s
working full tuuuled bw Jul 1.
BLOCKADE TO BE MAINTAINED
Powers Decide to Continue Present Policj
in Veneiuelaa Waters.
SHIPS STAY TILL PROTOCOL PASSES
Arbitration Xegotlatlons Arc lanored
While Details Are Arrnaged
Rebels Reported Victors
la Battle.
BERLIN. Jan. 8. Great Britain and Ger
many came to an understanding four daya
ago to enforce the blockade ot the Ven
ezuela coast, precisely ss though the ne
gotiations for arbitration were not going
on.
It was doubtless In consequence of this
understanding that the vessels landed ma
rines at Puerto Cabello, though both the
Foreign office and Navy department are yet
without advices showing that Venezuelan
vessela were taken or marines landed.
Commodore Scbroeder telegraphs that the
Ge-mans on Saturday seized a number of
large Venezuelan aalling vessels at Puerto
Cabello. The prizes were towed to Los
Roques, where they remain under guard.
Otherwise there have been no developments
at Puerto Cabello.
Ths official view here Is that the blockad
ing commanders scted quite In accordance
with their Instructions. The allied gov
ernments' determination appears to be that
pending the signature of a protocol the
blockade within the limits agreed upon
shall be eharply applied. Hence, unless
the preliminaries tor arbitration are ar
ranged Immediately, action similar to that
adopted it Puerto Cabello will naturally
be taken at other ports. By making the
blockade felt. It is claimed. President Cas
tro's decisions will probably be hastened.
There is also an Impression that Presi
dent Castro ought to have a taate ot the
allies' powers while making up his mind,
ss a completely eventless blockade would
make the aides rather ridiculous In the
eyes of the Venezuelan people and of the
rest of the world. It la pointed out by
naval officers that a state of waj" exists
snd that, therefore, acta ot war ought to
follow as rapidly as the circumstances war
rant until the peaco preliminaries are
signed. The Germsn 'cruiser Sperber sailed
today from Kiel for Venezuela.
No Answer from the Powers.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5. The responses
of the allied powers to Castro's last propo
sition to submit Venezuela's csso to the
arbitration of The Hague tribunal have
not yet been reoeived, but It Is not be
lieved they will be much longer delayed,
as a continuance of the present state ot
affairs on the Venezuelan coast Is not
viewed with satisfaction here.
Ths blockade la understood to be working
Injury to American Interests, therefore the
desire Is strong to see the protocol, which
will include a provision for a termination
of the blockade, speedily agreed upon.
Mr. Bowen'a advices show that condi
tions there are very much disturbed; that
internal revolutionary troubles have In
tensified and that Prssident Castro ss
sorely beset.
Castro la Without Hope.
NEW YORK, Jan. 6. According to ths
Herald's correspondent in Wtllemstadt, the
revolutionists are advancing In three col
umns on Genersl Castro's army.
A desperate fight occurred Saturday night
within eight miles of the city of Caracas,
resulting favorably to the revolutionists.
They are cutting all the telegraph lines,
tearing up the railroad tracks snd are
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A condition ot extreme
panic prevails among those who have here
tofore believed that Castro was invincible.
A committee of the moat prominent citi
zens has gone to President Castro and
made representations of how hopelessly un
tenable Is bis position, but he insists on
holding on until his forces are defeated In
a decisive battle. It seems that this can
not be far distant.
President Castro Is already planning what
be shall do when the Inevitable comes, but
he will make a desperate fight before
quitting, as he hss no chance to escape.
The only alternative la Imprisonment.
The correspondent adds that no attempt
Is now being made by the allies to conceal
the fact that they are affording assistance
to the revolutionists.
It wss announced today that a proteat
had been sent to Secretary Hay complain
ing of the treatment accorded the Red D
line steamer Caracas at La Guayra by ths
blockading powers.
Caracas arrived here today and the
owners of the cargo, which waa not dis
charged at La Guayra, declared that they
would seek to obtain an indemnity through
the I'd I ted States government.
It Is understood thst the contention of
the steamship line and the shippers of the
cargo Is that Caracas had cleared from this
port before the blockade had been declared
and should have been allowed to land
the cargo at La Guayra.
Mr. Bliss, one of the heads of the Red
D line, said today that he wrote Secretary
Hay a week ago on receipt of a cable'
gram from the firm's agent at La Guayra
concerning the treatment of Caracas at
that port. He requested an Inquiry Into
the matter
Mr. Bliss expressed confidence that the
secretary would see that the company re
celved whatever might be due It under In
ternational law.
Arm-r Marching; un Capital.
CARACAS. Jan. 5. There Is no truth In
the report that a government force was
defeated on Saturday night within eight
miles of this city by the revolutionists,
About 1,500 revolutionists are reported to
be marching on Caracas.
Ths financial panic here has been mo
mentarily arrested by an agreement be
tween the leading traders of Caracas, La
Guayra and Puerto Cabello and the Bank
of Venezuela. The traders hsve agreed to
accept the bank's notes in payment of all
accounts. The run on the tank has ceased.
rourteen hundred revolutionists under
Generals Ramos snd Penalcaa attacked 800
government troops under the command of
General Acosta Sunday morning near Gua
tire. After four hours' fighting the rev
olutlonlsts abandoned the field, with fifty
seven killed snd many woundid. Ons of
their guns waa captured. A prisoner cap
tured by the government forces Is author
ity for the statement thst tba revolution
Ists still lsck smmunltlon.
American Vessel Privileged.
PORT Or SPAIN, Trinidad. Jan. 8. The
apeclal permit granted by Admiral Doug
las to the steamer Bolivar to pass ths
blockade and proceed to Cludad Bolivar
haa caused much adverse criticism here,
but mostly from persons interested In
local competition tor Orinoco river trelgh's.
Admiral Douglas says he granted this per
mission to ths owners of Bolivar because
ot ths time lost while It waa rendering
aid to the British cruiser Fantome. aground
In the Orinoco river. He declares that
(Coxtttnusd oa gooond Page.)
TRAINMEN WAIT FOR REPLY
Looking for Answer to Demand for
Raise In Wanes of Twenty
Per Cent.
ST. LOUS. Jan. 6. More than 200 dele
gates, representing the Brotherhood of
Railway Trainmen and tbo Order ot Rail
way Conductors on all systems south snd
west of Chicago, are today meeting the
general managers to. discuss the demand
for a 20 per cent increase In wsges. The
o-ganizations are working together for the
desired increase snd the co-nmlttees are
recognized hy the railway officials.
J. B. Glompe, chairman ot the Missouri
division. Brotherhood pf Railway Trainmen
of the Cotton Belt syttem, said the pros
pects of a satisfactory agreement were as
suring. "The genersl managers have met the de
mand In the best spirit," he added. "There
la no hint at a strike and It is hoped there
can be an adjustment of matters without
trouble. Over 150,000 trainmen are Intert
ested. The cost ot living has Increased and
we think It no mora than just that our
wages should also go up. The question ot
hours will not be raised at this time.
"It only a part of the roads accede to
the new scale we will remain until all
come to an agreement.
"If tne demands are generally acceded
to the amended scale becomes effective
February 1."
TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. B. Delegates rep
resenting the orders of Railway Conductors
and Railway Trainmen' are In session here.
This Is part of a plan to secure a raise
of 20 per cent from sll roads west of Chl
csgo. Santa Fe officials here say they hava
not received any notice of such a demand
and that none has been msde so far.
CHICAGO, Jan. 5. Grievance committees
representing every railroad entering Chi
cago met here today and negotiations wers
started which are expected to result in sn
Increase of wsges for thousands of conduc
tors and brakemen on 'western roads.
It Is understood that Similar committees
met In every railroad qpnter west of Chi
cago. The men are ai members ot the
Order of Railway Conductors or the Broth
erhood of Railway Trainmen and have made
demands on behalf ot the unions for a 20
per cent Increase of rges. sn eight-hour
day and overtime Afay, While each road
will deal with a committee ot Its own em
ployes, it Is expected that any agreements
entered Into will be uniform.
ST. PAUL, Jan. 6. Although today was
the day on which the trainmen were to
meet the general officers to discuss the
demand for better wages, not all the con
ferences took place, although the train
men, representing each road, called on
their superior officers In order to formally
keep the appointment.
The reason for delay Is the non-arrival
of Vice President Lee of the Order of
Trainmen. None of the grand officers of
the brotherhood have yet arrived, and the
trainmen will take no definite action until
their arrival.
The most conservative of the trainmen
do not expect the matter to be settled be
fore two weeks have passed.
TOBACCO TRUST, WINS CASE
J a dire Dismisses Action Brought hy
Man Forced to "Bur Vseless
Goods.
BT. PAUL, Minn., Jsn. 6. Judge Loch
ren, In the federal court today, dismissed
the case of Joseph P. Whitwell, a local
cigar and tobacco dealer, against the Con
tlnental Tobacco company, a constituent
company of the tobacco trust, on the
ground thst the complaint did not show
sufficient cause for action.
The BUit was brought under the Sherman
anti-trust law, which gives a dealer the
right to bring suit for three times the
amount Involved. Whitwell, who bad or
dered $600 worth of goods ot the Conti
nental Tobacco company and refused them
for the reason that the goods would be de
livered only on condition that the buyer
accept other goods which he had not or
dered, sued the company for $1,800.
Judge Lochren held that the company
had the right to impose terms and condi
tions under which It should dlapoas of Its
goods and that such action was not In vio
lation of the law.
TWO MEN FIGHT IN CHURCH
Pastor's Son and worshiper Ex
change Blows In Front
of Altar.
GALVESTON, Ind., Jsn. I. There wss a
blpody two-round fight In the Dunkard
church In the Deer creek neighborhood,
west of here, last night.
During the services Isaac Studebaker, a
young man of the neighborhood, was ac
cused ot disturbing the meeting, but re
fused to retire. He was tackled by Frank
Crlpe, a son of the pastor, and after a se
vere tussle was thrown out In the snow.
Studebaker returned and demanded pay for
a torn coat and the fighting was resumed.
The two men purameled each other In pu
gilistic fashion In front of the altar. The
preacher's son finally landed a knockout
and Studebaker was hauled to his home
senseless.
EVIDENCE IS ACCUMULATING
Coal Companies Hand In Wages State
ments to Arbitration
Hoard.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 8. The coal strike
commission will resume its sittings hers
at 11 tomorrow. Ths session will be held
in the United States court room In ths
federal building. John Mitchell, accom
panied b) Clarence S. Darrow ot Chicago,
his leading counsel, and other assistants,
arrived tonight.
When the hearing is resumed the attor
neys for the nonuuion men will continue
to call evidence of violence, boycott snd
intimidation alleged to have been carried
on by members ot the miners' union.
Much documentary evidence, auch as
statements of wages paid, which ths com
mission asked the companies to prepare,
has been handed in during the recess.
INDIANS FORCED TO DANCE
Governor and Other Officers Charged
with Coercing Red
skins. SANTA FE. N. M.. Jan. 6. Clinton J.
Crandall, superintendent of the United
States Indian school, haa summoned the
governor and other officers of the Cochlll
Indian achool to 8anla Fa to anawer the
charge of coercing the Indians of ths pu
eblo Into participating in the annual
heathen dance and threatening dire pun
ishment to those who did not take part.
They will bs requested to show caua why
they should not be punished for making
such threats
SPECIAL PENSION GRISTS
Burkett Introduce! Bill to Increase That of
Mrs. Stotsenbur;.
SEVERAL OTHER NEBRASKANS FAVORED
Opponent of Omnibus Statehood Bill
la the Senate Making n Deter
mined Effort to Sidetrack
the Measure.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Jan. 6. (Special Tele
gramsRepresentative Burkett today in
troduced a bill to Increase the pension of
Mary L. Stoteenbure, widow of John Stot
senburg, late colonel of the First Ne
braska regiment, Nebraska volunteers, and
pay her $50 per month. The bill also pro
vides for a payment of $2 per month to
Mrs. Stotaenburg for each minor child ot
the deceased colonel. The history of
Colonel Stotsenburg la the history ot the
First Nebraska regiment In the Philip
pines. His work, his Influence and his mil
itary spirit Is the subject ot a high testi
monial from those who served under htm
In the early days ot the wsr with the Fili
pinos. No regiment amongst sll the vol
unteer forces served more faithfully and
well than the First Nebraska, and those
who served under Colonel Stotsenburg be
lieve his widow should receive the In
crease provided In Congressman Burkett's
bill.
Representative Stark today Introduced
bills to Increase the pensions of Issac D.
Nlehardt, Warren C. Massey snd Franklin
Ferguson.
Representative Shallenberger haa Intro
duced bills providing increased pensions
for R. M. Cape, Thomas N. Hinson, George
W. Swan and Sarah Charter.
Throw Out Insurance Case.
The supreme court today dismissed for
want of jurisdiction the case of Jane John
son sgsinst The New York Life Insurance
Company. This case was appealed to the
supreme court from a decision mado by
the supreme court of Iowa, which was
against Mrs. JohnBon. Mr. Johnson st the
time he took out the policy In question
resided In Randolph, la., and subsequently
lived in Omaha. At or about the time of
Mr. Johnson's death three annual pay
ments were past due, but It Is slleged, ac
cording to New York state Uwb, thla fact
would not Invalidate the policy.
Pushing Federal Court Bill.
Representative Burkett talked with the
president today about the desire of the del
egation from Nebraska to securo a divi
sion of the state Into two judicial districts
for court purposes. A bill to create two
federal districts In the state and for the
appointment of a new Judge will be pushed
by the Nebraska delegation. If It does not
become a law during this congress it will
be taken up In the next and pushed to a
vote then.
Reorganising Hospital Corps.
Secretary Root today forwarded to con
gress for consideration In connection with
Mhe army bill a plan tor the reorganization
W the hospital corps prepared by tne sur
geon general ot the army and providing for
a revised classification ot enlisted men
under titles more In accord with those
used to designate enlisted men In other
branches of the aervlce. The bill as rec
ommended by the surgeon general and ap
proved by the secretary of war provides
that the hoapltal corps of the United States
army shall consist of sergeants first class,
sergeants, corporals, prlvste first class and
nrl vates. The rank of pay of sergeants
first class, sergeants and privates first class
shall be as now provided by law for hoa
pltal stewards, acting hoBpltal stewards,
privates of hospltsl corps. Corporals shall
receUe $20 per month and privates $16.
Prof. George E. McLean of the Univer
sity of Iowa is bore attending tho meet
ing of the National Association of State
Universities.
W. J. Connell and wife are at the Wll-
lnrd.
Kffort to Sidetrack Statehood.
t i. helleved an earnest effort will be
made In the senate by the opponents of the
omnibus ststehood bill to sidetrack that
measure at an early date by an anti-trust
bill. It is expected enougn uemocrauu
votes csn be secured to supplant the state
hood bill as unfinished business by n anti
trust measure. Opportunity to defer ac
tion and a vote on the statehood bill will
also be welcomed by many senators, who
have not made a positive stand on the
statehood queetlon. and who do not care to
do so. ,
Advocates of ststehood are continuing an
energetic campaign. Governor Otera, Na
tional Committeeman Solomon Luna and
Major Llewellyn of New Mexico reached
here today and called on the president,
but did not get an opportunity to discuss
ths statehood question.
Belittles Fencing Troubles.
Representative Mondell. who has just re
turned from Wyoming, ssys there is no oc
casion tor the great clamor which hss been
made concerning the alleged fencing of
western grazing lands. "The trouble Is not
serious," hs said. "Even In Nebraska, as
has been represented, most of the lsnd
fenced Is fit only for grazing purposes and
there has been no encroachment to speak
of on the rights of homesteaders."
Senator Clark of Wyoming today Intro
duced a bill providing that timber pro
cured or sold from any forest reservation
shall not bo used outside of the stste or
territory where cut. except In esses In
which In ths discretion of tho secretary
of the interior the exigencies sre such as
to render it sdvlssble to permit the uso
ot the timber elsewhere.
Minor Matters In Departments.
Melchotr Jenny hss been appointed post
msster at Nebovllle. Platte county. Neb.,
vice H. H. Huntmann, resigned.
The postofflce st Morgan Valley, Marlon
county. Is., has been discontinued; mall to
Perry.
The postmaster genersl hss authorized
the postmaster at Strawberry Point, la., to
rhima the location ot the poatofflce to the
I bulldlns owned by the Franklin Land anj
Improvement company. .
Louis K. Sunderlln of Clinton, la-, has
been appointed stenographer snd type
writer In the national museum.
W. L. Msbloeth ot Plsnklnton, S. D., has
been sppolnted a railway mall clerk.
MAY STILL MOVE " CATTLE
Kansas Commission Allows Shippers
to Import from South for
Two Weeks Longer.
TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 8. The Kansas Live
Stock commission todsy issued an order ex
tending until January 20 the time for re
fusing admittance to cattle from below the
aouth boundary of the state and tbs fed
eral quarantine line.
Ths order was made to allow ahipper
to get In a supply of cattle. No further
j extension limit will be made.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair snd Warmer
Tuesday; Wednesday Increasing Cloudi
ness. Temperature nt Oninha Yesterday!
Hour. Deg. Hour. Ilea.
S a. in,.,,., lil l p. m 81
n. m it I it p. m il.'l
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PACIFIC EXPRESS ANNUAL
stockholders Meet In Harmonious Ses
sion nnd Re-F.leot Seven
Directors.
The annual meeting of the Pacific Ex
press company occurred yestrrdsy In the
office of President Eggleston. The follow
ing men were re-elected directors: James
Eggleston, president; Horses G. Burt, vice
president; Ersstus Young, E. B. Pryor, J.
Ramsey, jr., 8. B. Schuyler and C. O.
Warner. The 1H per cent quarterly divi
dend was declared. This meeting, repre
senting as it does so many conflicting inter
ests, haa been notable heretofore for its
turbulence and this year It was made event
ful by being entirely harmonious.
"Wo didn't quarrel at all," said Presi
dent Eggleston last evening. "There waa
really not much to be done, though," he
added, apologetically. Speaking ot the
change of headquarters, he said:
"There is no doubt that It was the
proper move from the business standpoint,
but personally I would much rather live In
Omaha. St. Louis is so big and dirty and
toggy, and we bad made so many friends
here. It is very hard to change one's
home. Don't you think," he asked, ad
dressing Senator Millard, "that you could
arrange it so thst I could live here?"
W. R. Csrter, secretary and treasurer,
and F. H. Gentsch, general superintendent
of the company, were also present from
St. Louis.
WILL ASK FOR MORE WAGES
Conductors nnd Hrakemen'a Commit
tee Will Meet I'nlon Pnclflo
Superintendent Today.
The? representatives of the conductors
and brskemen of the Union Psclfic system,
who are in Omaha for the purpose of con
conferring with officials of the road relative
to a raise in wsge scale, will have their
session today. All day Monday the mem
bers of the grievance committee of the
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen waited
about their headquartera at the Dellone
hotel for word from Superintendent of
Transportation Buckingham as to the tlmo
of the meeting. Finally last night Mr.
Buckingham set 10:30 this morning as the
hour. Most of the eighteen committee
members seem to think that the' demands
will meet with a ready acquiescence ou
the part of the railway. When seen at
the Dellone this afternoon S. O. Macom
ber, who is chairman ot the conductor s
organization, said:
-"We -are Baking for an advance of 20
per cent in wages, Just as are the trainmen
of all lines the country over. That Is our
sole demand. All the committee la pres
ent save two men. I cannot tell bow long
the session will be. If Mr. Buckingham
thinks as I do on ths matter our business
will not consume more than fifteen min
utes." ROBERT BURNS' ANNIVERSARY
Celebration Will Be Held This Yenr
Two Days Before the
Katnl Dny.
The annual celebration of the birth ot
Robert Burns will take place in Omaha
January 23, although the anniversary will
not be until January 35. The change Is
because the exsct date falls upon Sunday,
and Friday was chosen rather than Satur
day because the Scot does not desire to
desecrate the Sabbath by dancing after the
stroke o' twal upo' the clock, and a Burns
celebration without the dance would be an
unheard-of proceeding.
The program of the evening will Include
a number of songs and addresses. It 1b
with general regret that the absence of
Mrs. Lees from the program is noted, as
her "wood-wild cote" in Scotch songs has
been a pleosant part of the program for
several yct-rs. The program will Include
solos by Mrs. A. C. Edwsrds, Mrs. H. W.
Fltt, Miss Blanche Sorenson, W. H. Wilbur,
Delmors Cheney, R. G. Watson and Adam
Jamleson, the last two being members ot
the local clan. Addresses will be delivered
by John L. Kennedy and Rev. Thomas An
derson, while William Kennedy will give a
number of recitations. John Buchanan will
skirl upon the pipes as deslrsd.
NEW FACTORY IN "PROSPECT
Beebe A Rnnynn Furniture Company
Planning to Erect Eight
Stor Building.
An eight-story factory for the Beebe A
Runyan Furniture company is among the
prospective Omaha improvements for this
year. The working plans are now In the
hands of the architect and a member ot
the firm is In the east en business concern
ing the erection of the new building.
It is ssid that the firm has not definitely
decided upon the site ot the new factory,
though It Is understood it bss secured
options upon four lots on Dodge street be
tween Eighth and Ninth streets, principally
because the site Is located In the whole
sale district. Two other pieces of real es
tate have been placed at the disposal of
the company.
The new factory, It la said, will cover
an area of about 204x132 feet and will be
constructed on the latest srchltectursl lines
designed lor such a building. The present
plans include a warehouse building cover
ing three of ths four lots, which will be
198x132 feet in dimensions, while the fac
tory will occupy but one lot or 66x132 feet
It is estimated that the total cost ot the
new structure will reach the $200,000 mark
Movements of Ocean Vessels, Jan. S
At New York Arrived: Mesaba, from
lnrlrin; lJaiutia, from lifnoa and Naulet.
At Hull Arrived : Plug Buey, from T
coma vii Hong Kong, fclnfapore and Liver
pool.
At Liverpool Arrived: Hhynlmid. from
Philadelphia. Sailed: Huenos Ayrean. from
(JlaHKOw. for St. Juhns, N. F. : Halifax, for
Philadelphia ; ('iiatixllan. for Oalvrmon.
At Bt. lIli haelK Passed : New Hug-land,
from (ier.oa and Naii el, for Huston.
At Movllle Arrived : Parisian, from St.
John, N. li . un.1 Halifax, N. 8.. for Liver
pool, and itrfx-feded.
At Murset les Arrived: Victoria, from
New York, for Oenoa,
At 'herhoui g nalltd: Kslwerin Maria
Therena. from Krvmen and Southampton
for New York.
At Bremen Balled: Caaael, for New York
and Oalvrvton
Ai Plymouth Sailed: Penrsylvsnla, from
Hamburg, ror Mew tors.
At Hamburg Arrived: Plucher. from
Nsw Yurk via PUuouia. '
110CKETT WINS OUT
Orly One Ballot Required in House Gancua
to Settle the Speakership.
PRACTICALLY ASSURED IN AFTERNOON
Written Pledges to Support Lancaster Maa
Secured Earl in the Daj.
DOUGLAS COUNTY MAKES THE NUMBER
Ineffectual Effort Made to Rome the Old
D. E. Thempson Fight.
SENATE CAUCUS IS PURELY FORMAL
Organisation ot Thnt Ilody fettled
I'pos nnd t'ommlttee rhalrman- a
ships Mettled for the
Most Part.
(From a Stnft Correepondert.)
LINCOLN. Jan. 5. (Special Telegram.)
The short but sharp contest for speaker
of the house of the twenty-eighth session
came to an end tonight by the choice of
John H. Mockett, Jr., of Lancaster by the
republican houso caucus. The caucus,
which was open, was simply a ratification
meeting to record by roll call the agree
ment reached in the afternoon.
Dr. Hat horn presided and Dr. Barte
served as secretsry. Mr. Mockett responded
briefly with words of thanks and com
mendation for hla opponents. The other
house officers agreed to are:
Clerk John Wall nf Vallev.
Assistant Clerks C. H. Barnard of Tsw
nee, second assistant, John Llckon ot
Hamilton; third assistant, Charles O.
French of Nemaha; fourth assUitsnt, J. L.
Mayer of Stanton.
Sergeant-at-Arms A. E. Wlllse of Fron
tier. Chaplain Rev. George Scott of Qsge.
Doorkeeper John Wallace of Douglas,
rost master F. A. Warner of York.
Temporary Speaker Dr. Wilson ot
Pswnee.
It wss voted to leave the remainder of
the officers to the decision of the spoaker.
"I felt sure sll along." said Mr. Mockett,
"that my candidacy would be successful,
because I was convinced thst I knew where
my strength was to come from and could
depend upon It. I knew that many mem
bers reported sgsinst me were really for
me and would help me at the proper time.
While grateful to my friends, I hsve no
enemies to punish. I will try to do my
very beat to meet every requirement of tbs
position and discharge the duties with
credit to myself."
The new speaker, John H. Mockett, Jr..
has been In Nebraska for thirty years, hav
ing come at tho ago of 12 years with his
parents to this stste from Wisconsin, where
he was born. He Is a graduate ot the
University of Nebraska and has for yesrs
been In the insurance business with his
fathar here In Lincoln. He served. In the
city council and also In the legislature of
1901 as chairman of the house com mitts'
on revenue and taxation. Her Was an
active supporter of D. E. Thompson for
I'nlted States senator In the memorable
deadlock In that body.
Douglas Settles Speakership.'
Mockett's nomination for the speaker
ship on the first ballot was assured late In
the afternoon, when It became known that
more than a majority of the republican
members bsd signed a pledge to support
him. This paper had been started early
In the day, to become binding after It con
tained the requisite number of signatures.
The final impetus was givan when the
Douglas county delegation, about 4 p. m.,
agreed to Join the Mockstt forces and at
tached their names to the document.
The day bad been a busy ons tor the
workers around all the speakership head
quarters, and for a while It looked very
much like a renewal of the old senatorial
contest, with the bell wethers of both the
old sntls and the frlsnds of D. E. Thomp
son much In evidence. "Anything to hesd
Mockett off" seemed to be the watchword
and the chief Inspiration and desire to get
even becsuse he had been one of the
staunchest supporters of D. E. Thompson.
At one time the opposition even tried to
make capital against bim in certain quar
ters by whispering that be wss a Rose
water man, as If that would drive votes
away from him. All these devices, how
ever, failed to accomplish tangible results.
for Mockett stock kept on ths up grade.
Has Familiar Look.
The opposing lines certainly had a fa
miliar appearance. On the Mockett skir
mish line were Psul Clark. J. H. Ager,
Lee Spratlen, Ed Blgnell, W. O. Morlan,
Alexander Laverty and smaller fry enough
to constitute a small operating division for
the Burlington all by themselves. Against
them were to be found the two Hansons,
Orlando TefTt, ex-Congressman Halner, M.
F. Stanley, Judge Paul Jtssen and a number
of other well known politicians who had
been Identified with previous antl move
ments. Not all of theae vere active
participants In the conteat, but they were
lending their moral support to their pre
ferred candidates. It la noteworthy, too,
that while here and there some bitter de-
nunclatlons were indulged, the good humor
ot the contest was generally shared by all
and the result leaves fswer sore spots than
would have been expected.
It la understood that the principal houss
committee chairmanship had to be bar-'
tered as trading capital and Douglas men
expect to hesd four or five committees.
That Insures the judiciary committee to
Nelson, cities to Gilbert, militia to Ten
Eyck, railroads or miscellaneous corpora
tions to Morsmsn and possibly a fifth com
mittee for another member. When the com
mittee list Is finally given out It will be
a map ot the military maneuvers In ths
speakership battleship.
Program for Legislative Opening.
The twenty-eighth session ot the Ne
braska legislature convenes tomorrow. Not
In years baa the body found Itself domi
nated by such overwhelming majorities In
both houses. As a rule ths parties havs
been much mors evenly divided snd tbs
necessity of coveted party action much
more pressing. The principal inconven
ience of the unwieldy majorities at the out
set at least arises irom the distribution ot
committee chairmanships. In the senats
there are forty-one committees, which or
dinarily has given two chalrmanablps to
each member of the dominant party, but
this year, with twenty-nine republican
senatora, eleven or twelve will have to
go with only one chairmanship. In the
house the same situation U presented, ss
forty-four committees) will hsve to ac
commodate seventy-six members, or. In
other words, nearly half will hsve to
content themselves with minor positions
Instead of commit tee headship. Tbs sams
dilemma covers ths award ot employe
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