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The Omaha Daily Bee.
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OMAHA, IrATl'HUAY MORNING, JAIN" U A It Y 10, 1D03-TWKLVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY T1IKEI2 CENTS.
rmany VTiil Caop ait "Dr. ton Eolhbca
FFIC1AL ANNOUNCEMENT EXPECTED SOON
aiser Sat Sat iSed with Eatiring Minister's
Work in Amer ca.
VENEZUELAN TROUELE MAY HAVE HELPED
DitpaUhei Said to Est Lac':d Breadth
WANT OF TACT ALSO IMPORTANT FACTOR
Kipling Ttlfgnm a ad Statue of Fred
erick Said to Have Displeased,
Wl Uelm, Wt( Arted aa
BERLIN', Jaa. . Dr. Ton Holleben was
not recalled from Washington, but on learn
ing that his government was not satisfied
with his work and feeling 111 h cabled for
a long leave of absence, which was Imme
diately granted, but he will not return to
Baron Speck von Stemberg'a temporary
assignment as charge d'affaires at Wash
ington will be followed after an Interval
by hla appointment as ambassador. The
baron la the meantime will retain his posi
tion of consul general at Calcutta.
Oddly enough, the whereabout! of Baron
Ton Sternberg la not known at the foreign
office. It It thought, however, that he la
visiting In Saxony.
All ths foreign office officials will say
About Dr. von Holleben ta:
"Ha has not resigned and hla leave la
(ranted on hla own Initiative. The govern
ment would never recall an ambassador In
tha midst of important negotiations with
out grave reasons, and theae certainly do
nit exist. The supposition that the gov
ernment Is annoyed because he failed to
Aain President Roosevelt'e consent to
arbitrate the Venexuela dispute la dis
proved by the fact that Germany foresaw
thla refusal and In lta note of December
23 offered the alternative proposition to re
fer the matter to Tha Hague court. 81111,
It was felt that the International political
factors In the case dictated tha appropri
ateness of first offering tha president the
Tha opinion is also expressed that Dr.
Ton Holleben'a dispatches regarding the
Policy of the United States In the Vene
zuelan business, and Its general foreign
xllcy, have been neither adequate nor
Lara, of Caaadeaee.
A variety of other reasons may have con
tributed to the lack of confidence In the
ambassador, the Vosslsche Zeltung. for l-i-
atanca. attrtbutea importance to tha tele
gram aent by Emperor William to Mr.
Kipling on March 5. 1893, when Kipling
waa 111 la New York.
The newspaper assumes that Count von
Holleben counseled the sending of tha
telegram, and the emperor, especially since
the publication of Kipling's recent poem,
"The Rowers," feela he was 111 advised..
Emperor William, when Kipling waa UL
wired aa follows to Mrs. Kipling:
BERLIN. March S. Mrs. Rudyard Kip
ling, tVie Hotel Grenoble, New York: As
an enthusiastic admirer of the Incompar
able works of your husband, I await with
at xlety news of hla condition. Uod grant
that he may be aimred to you and to all
who are thankful to him for the hrart-mov-li.g
mantM-r In which he has sung the deeds
of our great common rai e.
WILLIAM. I. R.
Dr. von Holleben'a crittca alao aver that
he showed an unskilled hand in the great
champagne . war, and In tha Witt Incident,
and also in permitting himself to become
the object of press attacka, even though
The matter of the statue of Frederick the
. Great la also remembered with Its Indlffer-
wit receDtton on the Dart of the American
, eople. This, it Is alleged. Dr. ton Holle,-
1- n ought to have foreseen, and he should
have dissuaded the emperor from offering
the atatue to tb United Statee.
Did Sot Bar Farewell.
WASHINGTON. Jan. I. The 8tate de
partment haa been Informed that Baron
Speck Ten Sternberg la to come to Wash
ington aa a minister on a special mission.
Meanwhile Herr Ton Holleben, the pres
ent ambassador, who haa been granted a
irk leate, ia not expected to return to
'uhtngton from Germany. He left the
")- without aaylng farewell to the presi
dent or to Secretary Hay, but It Is under
stood by both of the officials that the am
bassador ia an txtremely sick man, and hla
condition Is accepted as sufficient excuse for
ny omission of form In his departure.
H Ir eligible to retirement, according to
the rulea of the German diplomatic service,
nd In view .of his continued ill health tt
Is scarcely expected he will be able to as
sume acilva dutlea in th diplomatic Held
In view of tha retirement of Herr von
Holleben. a complete change ln th per
nor nel of th German embassy her 1 tx-pe-ted
soon after the appearance of Baron
vn Sternberg. It now appear that he I
. present la Berlin, and not at Delhi, a
waa supposed. It thla ia correct it will be
possible for Baron Sternberg to reach Wash
ington about the time Minister Bowen ar
rivea here from Venezuela. The minister
expecta to start Sunday from La Guayra on
DolpMn. which haa been placed at his
disposal, and it he cornea all the way by
water the trip will probably consume about
ten daya, thus affording Baron Sternberg
an opportunity to be present at the first
meeting of ths commissioners who are to
Adjust th Venezuelan trouble.
Aaetaer Head rails.
Baron von Heyklng, the German minis
ter to IVxtco, has been granted an extended
leave of absence. It Is possible hs will
not return to his post.
SWIFT IS T0SELL COAL
faeklaat Coaeera W4l Dispose of
Owe Baaael at a Time to
' CHICAGO, 111.. Jan. I. In view of th
scarcity of coal and to alleviate the suffer
ing among the poor. Swift and Company to
day announced they would go Into ths coal
The selling of coal Is not limited to Chi
cago, hut it will also be sold wherewr ths
Brm has a plant at 6f. Leu is. Kansas City,
St. Joseph. Omaha and St. Paul.
Tha firm has a contract for the whole
utput of a mine and has been Belling coal
J coat to Its employes. Having more coal
they require, the surplus it to be
jpd at th disposal xt the poor.
AO vaa ess UDiaia mail iiuu a uuiari
It a tins. Th prtcea will be: On bushel.
10 cental ball busbeL tta cents; a peck,
PLAGUE RAVAGES MEXICO
Matlvee llrill Krmnlll to Hospital,
PrrfrrilfiK to "tiffrr Qaletly
MAZ ATLAS, Mexico, Jan. 9 Thirty
seven persons are In the laare' .ind six
deaths have crrurrcd today t.y -tir
family haUng died of the pla. ''''..,
U.7 It'll lilt? AU'i HUI' IV ItlT .
isianis near tms ci y. u nas oeen ueu
to disinfect the entire city at oiirj. The ..
charity commission will pay for the homes .
that have to be burned and for !1 clothing
A man attached by the plague was found i
It has been dec '
on his way to El Castillo. He wai brought
to the city to be sent to a lazaret, but he
died on the way there.
A woman. In order to Bare her ion from
being taken to a lazaretto, put him In bed
at home. His father and she herself wer ;
In ronfequence attacked by the plague and
o.e., witnin a lew noun. ue no-
been burned by the authorities. j
The people seem to be afraid of being ,
tanen to tne lazaretios. pretcrrin lD rm ,
ln their houses when attacked by th
plsue, but the authorities are constantly
hunting up sick people.
Many residents are bring sent to the de- :
partment of observation. '
CITY OF MEXICO. Jan. 9 Of the deaths
at Mazatlan Monday thirteen were crrtl- :
fled by physicians as being from bubonic
plague. The aversion to medical attend-
ance la one of the hardest problems thu i
health officials have, to deal with.
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town boards of Nogales. Ariz., and of ,
Nogales, Mex., was neia toaay to proiesi
against reports sent out on the existence
of plague In Guaymas and other Sonora
towns. Governor Isabel announces that the
most stringent precautions had been taken
and that no one was allowed to enter
Ouaymas without being quarantined four- ,
teen days outside the city. 1
At .ogaies tne customs orac., nave a
thorough system of fumigation for all goods
coming through from Mexico. Governor
Isabel states that he is Ln dally communi
cation with the governor of Sinalao, who
asserts that the plague situation of Mazat
lan baa been grossly exaggerated.
BROTHER AGAIN GOES TO JAIL
Saltaa of Morocco Grows Alarmed at
Relative's Popularity with
LONDON, Jan. 10. The Tangier corre
spondent of the Morning Leader says:
"The sultan, fearful of the growing popu
larity of his brother, Mulal Mohammed,
has ordered blm to be Imprisoned again.
The American Protestant missionaries have
been compelled to leave Fes. The situa
tion is serious."
The Times this morning publishes a dis
patch from Tangier, saying the news re
ceived there from Fez, under date of Janu
ary 4, Is less satisfactory than former re
ports. The Haina tribe, where treachery
led to the recenr defeat of the aultan'b
troQpa, is reported still to be aiding the
rebels, -in apite of ita recent offers of sub
mission. The rebels are reported to be nearing
Fea and the aultan la repairing the de
fenses .of that city.- The people' an dis
contented with the action of the govern
ment and are ready to welcome the victor
In the atruggle, whoever he may be.
MADRID, Jan. 9. A dispatch received
Trom Melllah, Morocco, aays Bu Hamara, tho
pretender, has been defeated near Fei and
retreated to Taza. Several Moro tribes
have abandoned the revolutionary move
ment and submitted to the aultan.
MUCH FOR ENGLISH TO LEARN
Oplaloa Kxpreased by I.oadon Rail
road Maa After a Visit to
LONDON, Jan. . Phillip Burtt. genera!
traffic manager of the Northwestern rail
road, speaking at the Railway institute of
York yesterday relative
to bk, recent In
vestigation of American railroad methods,
expressed general admiration of them and
said he waa of the opinion that British rail
road men could learn much trom America.
At the same time he admitted that the best !
American minds would find much to learn
and admire in English railroad managevi
Mr. Burtt said that the Intense keenness
and enthualaam of all Americans In their !
every day work had left a lasting impres
sion on htm. He thought that while Amer-
iuu ilia 4u4ii-u.
Mr. Burtt cordially admired American
adaptability ln the use of power and In- j
genious labor saving devices. He con- i
eluded with remarking: "The English must
learn to be leas Ineular and more cosmo
politan in their Ideas and realize that they
have not been especially selected by Provi
dence to be teacbera of the world."
CHAMBERLAIN IS UNHARMED
H Train In the Ramor that Colonial
Secretary Haa Been As
sassinated. LONDON, Jan. 9. There Is absolutely no
foundation for the report published In the
United States that Colonial Secretary
Chimberlain has been -assassinated In 8ou-h
Africa, or for the rumor that he haa been
hot- ... ,
The unfounded rumor caused excitement
In the Kaffir section of the stock exchange.
The report brought out many sellers.
which quickly depressed prices. No sooner
had the market recovered from this scare
whet the news of the serious Illness of
Alfred Beit, the South African financier,
caused another flurry, especially in Char-
tered, DeBeera and other Rhodeean securi
ties. They closed above th lowest quo
tations of the day. however.
PARIS. Jan. . The rumor concerning
Mr. Chamberlain and the announcement of
the Illness of Alfred Belt, caused weak
ness In Kaffirs on the Bourse -and brought
out numerous offers In all departments.
DURBAR CEREMONIES CLOSE
Viceroy Rccclvca ladlan Princes aad
Arraaatea DUt rlhot loo of Special
DELHI, India. Jan. A small but brll-
llant reception, closing the Durbar fe-
Uvities, was given here this evening by
th viceroy. Lord Curson of Kedieaton. to
the nativ princes. The duke and duchess
of Coonaught were present anl spent some
time ln bidding farewell to tb gue.t of
Following an ordt r of King Edward,
coronation medals of gold will be presented
to tb ruling princes cl lad.a and to a
few foreigners. Six thousand silver corona-
Uoa nadi will be given la other ptrsoua.
MODES COAL SHORTAGE
Elico: Atttrner Gtieral Summons 8prcial
Grand Jurj at Chicago.
CLAIMS CONSPIRACY TO ELEVATE PRICES
'senate Committee tontlaaes laveatl-
atlon lata lurk of Fuel Which
Washington Has Fared
CPDIVCPIPT n Til T.n a a annclal I
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grand Jury will meet in Chicago tomorrow
7 . . . .. . . . i
tween coal operators, railroads and coal
dealers to Increase the price of coal on I
the Chicago market.
Attnrnov flunon I ll.mlln I.' ft Inniehl fnr t
. ... . . , , ,,
Chicago and will lead the Investigation.
H(J tC(jk w.h nm evldnc(, hfh he cIalms
., ghow ,fcat a coniuiracr
The aUornPy gPDer.i recently secured the
hln. .hlrh h -I . I ,
i.rvlccs of COII1pPt,nt mra whom he ,ent
to the mines along the Chicago ft
road, and also other coal producing regions.
and the reports which they have made con-
h., ,h.. i. koi
trolltd by certain dealers and operators.
Thp lua r.nnrl mailn In him was rnrnli-Ait
fKi. .,,,, i,..ki '
this afternoon and contained some valuable i
u-i,,,. , . ' ... ... , i
While the attorney general has not made
..hi.e ih ..h., -i.h .-.w.h h hn. wn
I furnished he claims It will show that cer- I
Un coa, opt.ratori) and d(,aie:s. some who
re lntrt,g,rd ln micr8 and ome mho are
not, entered Into an agreement by which
they could control tho coal market. Ho
did not state that any of the railways were
interested In the alleged combination, al
though he has also Investigated on this
rnint. Pailrnad officials stAtn thAt thpv
,08e po Ume , fransport,nR coa, frjm the
coal-producing regions to Chicago, but that j
,he dtay cauged by ,hp deal(r8 tnrre not ,
returnln- ,he .nD, cars In dlle .,me. Thi. ,
furnished an Important foundation for the i
Inquiry, and on it several interesting state
ments have been secured.
Grand Jorr Is Summoned.
CHICAGO, Jan. 9 Judge Wlllard M. Mc
Ewen tonight, on the petition ot State's At
torney Deneen, summoned a venire of
twenty-five, of whom twenty-three will be
selected for a special grand Jury tomor
row to probe the alleged coal combine.
Forty witnesses were named in sub
poenaes given to the sheriff.
Small dealers are not the mark at which
the stale's attorney alms. While the
j names on the list of witnesses are with
held, it is known that they are those ot
mine owners and wholesale dealers ln coal.
Allearra a Combination.
Tt? state's attorney In his petition for a
special Jury says:
From Information brought to him the
states attorney has reason to believe that
there exists among certain owner and
operators of coal mines and certala deal
ers In bituminous coal doing business ln
Cook county, a combination to do an Il
legal act, injurious to the publl: trade, to
wlt.: To prevent competition ln the snle
and delivery of such coal in the countv
. ,1 1 1 , n,,,,,.,. awrA tlw Ka r. w I , V. r
and that such a combination has been '. nou" committee on elections and privt
entered Into and exists to fix and limit the leges will at once proceed to hesjr the evl
amount and quantity of such products as denc, ln the numerou contestr:Aipv tha
are tamed in hl state and also such as ..... , ., ri ,
are mined and produced elsewhere and result of which hangs the election f United
brought Into the county for consumption. States senator.
and to regulate and fix tne price thereof.
It is a matter of general information that
at the present time great ouantltles of
s ich products have been brought into the
county for sale and consumption, and that
the same Is sold only at exortdtant prices,
so much beyond the cost of production and
transportation that such owners, operators
and dealers receive unreasonable profits
and the consumers are rerii;red to piy ex
orbitant prices; thnt by reason of such
combination and the withhholding of sales
thereunder great distress and sufTrlrw pre-
vull u asn itno I ri n j vj is In iha fVl n i m 1 1 vi 1 1 r va fl
are unable to pay such prices for 'euch , Mr- Wolcott has announced that he will
necessities, md great hardshjps exist ' stay ln the contest for the- senatorshlp to
among the different lines of Industries re- h d fc t h h expressed the belief
quiring a continuous supply of products to , ' " j
carry on their hiwlnesa by reason of the that the deal between his republican op
preterded inability of operators, owners ' ponents and the democrats means the re
omlnary'market''prlce, ,hC dt,mand at ,he ! election of Senator Henry M. Teller. The
The order for a special grand Jury fol
lowed quickly. Judge McEwen stated that
in tho opinion ot the court public Justice
required such action.
Probes Coal hortaa;e.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 9. The aenate com
mittee on the District of Columbia today
continued its investigation of the coal
I ih-rUffn In WaHhinvrnn Jnaenh CrAm-fnrct
enora, agpnt of the Penn6yIvanla railroad.
said that during the last year there bad
) Deea a uecreaae m me. quantity oi aoinra-
cite brought to Washington over his line of
30 per cent, but during November and De
cember there had been an increase over
' he normal receipts. T
There had been no
I increase in freight rates from the mines.
W. Z. Zeh, a local dealer, declared It
was much easier to secure coal from the
I Independent companies -han from the rail
road 'companies, which Indicated that the
large companies were disposing of their
coal to tha smaller ones to keep the prices
Head Oat Mach Coal.
READING, Pa., Jan. 9. The dally coal
run on the Reading Coal company's main
line this week averaged between 1.500 and
1.600 cars. It is expected that the output
of the company's mines for the week will
aggregate 270.000 tons.
Coal Famine In Missouri.
MARSHALL, Mo., Jan. 9 A coal famine
prevails In Marshall and the nearby towns.
Slater today sent to this city for coal.
which is scarce here. Many families are
i Krin th,r ...... ,PM tnA .hllrt, ,.
, Cut wooJ u gf,Hng f()r , cordi tnd IUCQ
' fuel la very scarce.
!- May Remove Doty.
; OTTAWA. Ont., Jan. 8 D. Gallery, M.
r.. of Montreal, conferred with Premier
' Laurier today regarding the advisability ot
. removing the duty on anthracite coal. Sir
; Wilfrid promised to take the matter under
PICTURES BRING HIGH PRICE
Mlllala' Sbrphcrdeaa Is Boaghl la New
York for Twenty-Three Thea
NEW YORK. Jan. 9. The sale of the
Warren collection ot pictures was con
cluded tonight. A total of $:35,000 waa ob
tained for ixty-tmo painting. Miliars
Shepherdess was sold for IJ3.000 to S. H.
Avtry for the Boston museum of fine arts.
Mr. Avery also bought the Pieter de Hoge
for 13,500, the portrait of Lord and Lady
. Lychurst. by Sir Thomas Lawrence, for
$3,300 and 11.100 respectively, and Richard
Wilson's "Ttvolt Landscape" for the earn
museum. The auctioneer announced that
Jerome's "II Eminence Grlze." which Avery
purchased on Thursday night, as well as the
to water color sketches, by Bargue, were
also for the Boston museum.
Daublgny's landscape. with storks,
brought Ij.T'', Ld UilUi'a peasant, woman
I and child, was (urcbaa4 by Montaignac
j fur 11,100. ,
WHITES FEAR BACKWARD RACE
Kriucatnra rialnt l.arlt of 1r Cul
are lleally Responsible far
NEW YORK, Jan. 9. A meeting was held
tonlaht In Carnegie hall In the Interest of
education In the south und-r the auspices
of the Armstrong association. Morris K.
Jessup. president of the Chamber of Com
merce, presided. Governor Montague of
Virginia was among those on the platform.
Dr. Charles y. Uabney, president of the
University of Tennessee, su the first
speaker. He deplored the lack of schools
la the- rural diatrlcts of the south aud tho
poverty of the Inl abitants of those dis-
" ... ,, . . ....
tr c ts which compe led the ch ldren to seek
work. He quoted from the census reports
to show that In 1900 the percentage of Il
literates among native main whites over
In North Carolina. 19; In Sauth Carolina.
J " OrglB. li 1 , ID A tS lm III A, 11 . t .
In Tennessee. U.5, and In Kentucky, ia.'i.
Those conditions were due, he said, to tho
poverty of the people who were doing pro-
V 1 1 u ii ni i i , i v, in. -ii 1. 1 1 ana w 11 , u . u nn i im
1 fopie or omer states. j
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M Dr. Dabney. "but we must educate the
white man first. We need not a sleet the
black, but the only way to permanent lm-
provement is to reach the white man so
. . . . . .
1 tna3r turn teach he. negro.
Racial prejudice is Inborn In us, as in all
. . . ,,
""man beings. This is not peculiar to
'""D" """" '""l"'
reaior nas pianiea lais prejuaur iu in?
hearts of the plain people as a means of
keeping their blood pure and It la going to
until culture takes their
The only way, therefore, to remove un
reasonable race feeling ts to educate th'
ngro. So long as the white ma4 sees any
danger to his children or gnnidchildren
negro Just so long will he hate
tim and do all he can to keep them apart.
Charles D. Mclvor, president of the North
Carolina Normal school for women, told
of the advances made In recent years in
h's state and said he was hopeful that j
tne Time would soon come wnen education
would be within the reach of every youth
ln the south, as It Is today in the north.
Dr. Alderman, president of Talane uni
versity. New Orleans,' said:
This1 southern problem, so-called. Is
wrong at one end and crude at the other.
We have to deal with a backward tare.
If the resistless1 north would lotk at this
matter a little less fervidly, get It Into
their emotions, and into their practical
hearts and brains they would understand
the conditions better. The southern white
mun want to forgot the negro In the pust
nnd to think of him only aa an economic
human problem that must ! considered
In the fu'jre. The negro must get to know
that tt no longer a question of what
the w;me man is going to do. for him,
but what he Is willing to do for himself.
WOLCOTT ISK0T CONFIDENT
Will Remain la the Raee for Senator,
However, Until End of
DENVER. Colo., Jan. 9. The legislature
i completed Ita organization todaj and tho
; The rDublicans onoosed to the candidacy
of Former Senator Edward O Wolcott, who
; were able to organize the house by the aid
of the democrats, have guaranteed that all
contests shall be tried on their merits and
I no member be arbitrarily expelled with
out a fair trial.
Thla is the full extent, it Is asserted by
. both antl-Wolcott republicans and the dem
ocrats, of the agreement between them.
UVI1UUU5 lur Kiuiur win uegtu iuuunij v.
The senate organized this morning by
electing W. H. Adams president and Charlea
D. B. Fairley, chairman of the republican
state central committee, today issued a
call for a meeting of the committee in Den
ver on Monday. January 19.
This ia In response to a request signed by
seventeen members, who wish the commit
tee to harmonize the two factions of the
party now divided on the senatorial ques
tion. It is said that an effort will be made
by the Wolcott adherents to oust Mr.
Fairly from the chair.
Frank C. Goudy, one of the leading re
publican candidates for the United States
senate to succeed Henry M. Teller. Issued
a statement to the voters, in which he de
clares that some of the members of the
legislators who were pledged to him have
been won away from him by misrepresenta
tion. Mr. Goudy says the present situation
In Colorado la:
One of the strongest arguments ever pre
sented to the people of rne United States
eenators should be elected by popular
WILL STUDY CONSUMPTION
Philadelphia Medical Men Ha
Chance to Find Cnres In Sew
PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 9. Dr. L. V. Flick,
president of the Free Hospital for Poor
Coasumptlves In Philadelphia, tonight an
nounced that Henry Phippa of New York,
formerly a partner of Andrew Carneglo,
had contributed $300,000 for 'he establish
ment of a hospital for the treatment and
study of consumption.
The institution Is to be known as tho
Henry Phipps Institution for the Study,
Treatment and Prevention of Tuberculosa.
It will be so endowed ai to derive an In
come cf about $in,v to I40,oo0 annually.
Dr. Flick will be director-general of the
Quarters will be engaged Immediately
and work on the new building commenced
as soon us a site can be secured.
Messrs. Phipps and Flick recently re
turned from Europe, where they spent some
time in investigating the methods of treat
ing consumption. Dr. Flick said tonight
that he would introduce the Finsen treat
ment, row lu operation at Copenhagen,
which Is a new method of treating the dis
ease by sunlight and electric light.
BUFFET CAR IN FLAMES
Keroaeae Oil Stove Set Fire to
Woodwork, bat So Serious
SPRINGFIELD. III.. Jan. . The corabl.
nation buffet and passenger car on the
northbound Chicago. Peoria ft St. Louis
train caught fi.a from the kerosene stove
cn wbkb the meals are cooked. The train
was stopped and through the elforts of tha
trainmen the flames were extinguished
after the sidts of tb bullet car h4 been
WHO IS HUNTER'S SPONSOR?
Sa One in Vfash'ogUn Appears to Know He
is Cand.date for Attornejihip,
DIETRICH TALKS ABOUT A COMPROMISE
laslsts Reaeral Radorseaaeat of l.lnd.
say Pats ah Aetloa Beyond Ills
Pon er Dlaeasa Aetloa of
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. (Special Tele
gram.) Tho Introduction of the name of
Thomas C. Munger of Lincoln Into the con
test over the Vnlted Statee district attor
neyship for Nebraska has created a great
deal of comment among Nebraska politi
cians in Washington. It was not suspected
at any time that a new name would be
presented, the general supposition that the
three candidates already in the running
Chairman Lindsay of the state republican
committee, Mr. Summers, the present in- i hour after the accident. The body of tne
cumhent, and W. F. Gurley would try ' boy was taken to hla father a house and
conclusions among themselves. Whether ! medical aid summoned, but nothing could
there Is any authorization for the use ft j be done. The mother of the boy was in
Mr. Munger s name cannot be ascertained. ! the city at the time of th accident and
Senator Dietrich never heard of hia name returned home to find him dead,
in connection with the office, nor have I Early yesterday afternoon young Me
an; of the representatives from Nebraska. I Namara, with a party of boys leaving tho
Until Mr. Munger's name appeared In con- j school at Forty-fourth and Hamilton
Junction with the visit of Mr. Mercer and . atreets. Jumped on a farmer- wagon which
Mr Gurley to the White House yesterday. ! was going out Military avenue. Thia was
Senator Dietrich had no intimation that ! at the bridge over the Belt Line tracks,
there might be a compromise on the ap- , About half way to the dead boy'a home
pointment of United States attorney. When ( the accident occurred. The boys have a
his attention was called to the question habit of throwing each other's caps off in
of compromise Senator Dtetrlijh said:
"I have heard absolutely nothing of any
compromise and until now had not heard
Mr. MungT's name used In connection with
the office. As for myself. I don't see how
I could agree to a comprotrrtse which woul 1 I
mean the appointment ot any person other J
than Chairman Lindsay, for the reason that ,
Lindsay is endorsed by practically the en- j
tire republican party of Nebraska. His
support is so strong and so general all ,
over the state that'll seems to me that
the matter haa been taken out of my hands.
The republican party of the state It de
manding the appointment of Mr. Lindsay
and It Is beyond me to compromise on
any other man. even If I were inclined to
Darkett Pleada I a nor a nee.
In view ot the fact that Thomas H. Hun
ger has been chairman of the First district
congressional committee for the last six
'years, appointed to the position ln all par
ticulars by Mr. Burkctt, It was thought
here that the representative from the First
Nebraska district had something to do with
exploiting Mr. Munger'a name for the dis
trict attorneyship, but Mr. Burkett pro
fesses profound ignorance ln regard to the
matter. To the representative ot The Bee
he said tonight:
"1 have not suggested Mr Munger'a name
to th president, and furthermore such a
course never entered my mind. Mr. Mun
ger Is my district chairman, my very good
friend, one of the best of fellow and a
most able lawyer. I have not presumed
to enter upon the question of a choice for
United Statea attorney. I have felt that
that matter rested' eivtlreJy la the hands of
the senators. My first intimation that a
new candidate had appeared upon the scene
waa after I had read of Mr. Mercer'a visit
to the White House yesterday afternoon,
which visit waa told about ln an evening
Mlrhla-aa Men Sot In.
The action of the National Beet Sugar
association at lta aetslon last night on the
Cuban reciprocity treaty was the subject
ot universal discussion today among repre-
sentatlves of sugar-growing states. The ab-
w.-v. 4 .v-
aruuc vi iuc .uii.uiK.aii uiuuulitb bi ino
conference aid their failure to ratify the
action of the association has given rise to
a most Interesting condition. Tonight It Is
asserted that the Michigan representatives
in congress will keep up their fight against
the Cuban reciprocity treaty, and that they
have received assurances from a number ot
leading democrats that they will antagonize
the treaty, and if possible defeat action on
the part of the senate. In view of the fact
that the treaty must be ratified by January
31 tt is thought that if there is any well
organized opposition to the measure that
the opponents ot the treaty will be able to
defer action until that time.
The fight In the senate over the state
hood bill and eight-hour bill gives courage
to the opponents of the Cuban treaty thnt
they will be able to play these bills against
the measure In which they are most vitally
interested. Henry T. Oxnard, president of
the National Beet Sugar association. In
speaking of the action taken by " the asso
ciation last night in agreeing to support the
Cuban treaty, said:
"While we thought for reasons of policy
that it was not wise to further oppose the
wishes of the administration ln regard to
Cuba we want it distinctly understood that
I we do not approve of the principal of reci
procity in any sense of the term, and wa
would like to see every other reciprocity
treaty which may come up In future meet
defeat. It has been rumored that the result
ot the passage qf the Cuban reciprocity bill
would mean a decrease In the price of beets
to farmers growing the same. This la
groundless, as no reduction whatever will
be made to farmers on thla account."
Darken Pleads for Lincoln.
Mr. Burkett was given a hearing today
before the committee on public buildings
and grounds on his bill tor a new federal
building at Lincoln. Mr. Burkett' presen
i tation of the case won for him many com-
ipliments, two or three of the members of
. the committee complimenting him on the
masterly way In which he had assembled
his facts in support of his bill. From what
was said after Mr. Burkett had concluded
his argument It Is believed that he will se
cure a favorable report on the measure,
which contemplatea the sale of the present
postofflce structure and the erection of an
entirely new building to meet the growing
needs of Nebraska's capital city.
Representative Burkett today appeared
before the committee on Invalid pensions In
behalf of Dr. J. O. Carter of Lincoln and I at discharged at about 4 o'clock in the
several others desiring increases In their afternoon. Spooner hung about the place
pensions. Mr. Burkett was Informed ty the j and at o'clock, when Brandies was as
committee that they had found upon Inves- j B8tlng to lower a barrel of gin Into the
ligation that Dr. Carter and othera In j cellar, attacked him with a pocketknlfe.
whom ha had Interested himself had not ex- !
hauated their remedies under existing law Movrmrata ot Ocean Vcsaels Jan. 9.
before the pension bureau, and until a! a t NV. York-Arrived: Clermanlc from
claimant has exhausted every remedy be-
lore iuf arpaniurui iuf committee couit
not take cognizance of these cases.
Cost of Collecting Reveaae.
Secretary Shaw today transmitted to con
gress estimates -of coat of collecting rev
enue from customs for the fiscal year 1904.
At .he port of Omaha five employes wtll be
needed, whose salaries amount to $J,9iO.
At Council Bluffs two employes, costing
$'$2, and at Burlington one employe, whose
compensation Is $3'.1. At the port of Pem
bina, district of North and South Dakot.i,
(Continued on Second Page.)
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast f.r Nebrak.i Filr Saturday and
ail Sunday; Warnvr Sunday.
Teaiaeratare at Omaha Yesterrtari
Dec. Hoar. Ilea.
.... I 'J I n. m IK
.1 a. n
1 a. ra
T a. as
H a. m
10 a. a
11 a. aa
1J m. . .
BOY IS FATALLY INJURED
Falls Voder Farmer's Waajon aad
Wheels Pass Over Chest,
C rashlna; It.
Austin McNamara, the 13-year-old son
of Patrick McNamara, living at 191 Mili
tary avenue, waa injured so badly yester
day afternoon at Military avenue and
Charles street by being run over by a
wagon that he died In three-quartera of an
play and It is supposed that thla is what
caused the accident.
He was sitting at the side of the wagon
In front of the rear wheels and in Jump
ing off for his hat, fell and was run over
The wheel crpssed his chest, crushing It In.
The other boys Jumped to the assistance
of their Injured companion and carried him
to the sidewalk. A street car coming along
stopped and, taking McNamara on board,
carried him home, where his father was.
The driver of the wagon did not stop when
the boy fell, but looked around and then
drove on toward Benson. He must have
supposed that McNamara was not injured.
No one seems to know who he was, but the
boys who were ln the wagon say that he
was evidently a farmer. He was ln no
way to blame.
The father of the boy ia a night repair
man ln the Amea avenue barn of the Street
COMMERCIAL CLUB DIRECTORS
Sixty Men Chosen at the Aannal Flec
tion Held at the Clab Rooms
At the annual election ot the Commercial
club Friday the following members of the
board ot directors were chosen for the
W. 8. Balduff
W. M. Burgess
W. I). Bamker
8. D. Barkalow
D. A. liaum
C. O. Ie4den - -K.
H. K. Hurket
A. tt. Conistock
J. F. Carix-nter
Uuuld C. Diets
J. H. Dumont
Thomas A. Fry
t C. George
W. M. 5lass
O. V. Klplinger
Charles T. Kountze
N. A. Kuhn
!. Vance Lane
Z. T. Lindsay
t. W. lntnger -
V. D. Miller
F. A. Nash
1. J. O'Brien
H. E. Palmer
C. H. Pickens
H. J. Penfold
K. E. Sanborn
H. CI. Streitsht
C. P. Th'ompson
tl. W. Wattles
H. 8. Weller
R. S. Wilcox
C. M. U ilhelm
George M Klbbel
T. J. Rogers
T. C. Havens
! j "j.- Ho.lgin
I t. W. Hoobler
K E. Howell
I 1 ' O llnu.'B.il
I p j Her
W. S. Jardlne A. H. Kawitzer
R. C. Jordan W. K inyan
F. W. Judson A. L. Reed
F. P. Klrkendall Charles N. Robinson
A meeting of the directors will be held
next Monday noo? to elect a president,
treasurer and an executive committee num
bering twenty-five members.
FIRST WARD REPUBLICANS
Clab Resumes Activity Pcndlna; the
Coming; of tie City Cam
paign. The First Ward Republican club met last
night ln the hall at Sixth and Pierce streets
for the initiation of the work for the next
campaign. It waa decided to meet weekly
on Fridays ln Tom Dopita'a hall at the
Intersection of Fourth street and Wool-
worth avenue. B. C. Miner was appointed
by Chairman Bandhaucr to fill the vacancy
ln the financial committee male by the
removal from the ward of J. Rollo. The
matter of back rent due waa referred to
this committee. Nine new members were
admitted to the club.
After considerable discussion by Messra.
F. W. Bandhauer, P. M. Back, John Flala
and Judge Hascall, a motion waa carried
that tba ward'a committeemen be In
structed as th sens of ths club to make
every effort at the next meeting of the city
central committee to have the ward given
Its proper share of th representation.
WALTER BRANDIES IS CARVED
Tenth Street Saloonlst a Victim of
the Wrath of n Discharged
Wlliam Spoonrr. living at 101 2 S South
Eleventh street, was yesterday evening ar
rested by Detectives Heelan and Flsk and
will answer to the charge of assault with
Intent to commit great bodily harm.
The person assaulted was Walter Bran
dies, who hat a saloon at 1002 South Tenth
street. He suffered a cut over the right
temple about two inchea long and hla coat
was cut across the shoulder and in several
places on the right sleeve and the rim of
his hat was severed at the back. Spooner
bad been employed by Brandiea to work ln
the Icehouse at th rear ot the saloon, but
; IJverpool and yueenstown; Furnesaia, from
At The Lizard Pased : La Champagne,
from New York for Havre.
At Teneiiffe Walled: Maristow. from Ant
werp. f'T an Francisco.
At 1ondon dalled: Minnetonka, for New
At IJverpool Sailed: Ottoman, for Port
land. ... ...
At Copenhagen Sailed: Norge, for New
At MovitleSalted: Pretorian, from IJver
pool. for l!alifx.
At guremti'wn Sailed: Rhyuland, from
Liverpool, fur -nllad Iphla.
At Naples Arrived: Lombardlan, from
At il isgow Arrived; Mongolian, from
CASTRO SORE BESET
fracce Jains Allies in Pressing foi
Prompt Payment f Claim.
VENEZUELA FAILS TO MEET OBLIGATIONS
Peace Pact EniJealy Broken Whan Caah
Dcai Nat Matarialisa.
PRESIDENTS RESIGNATION CALLED FOR
Cit'iens Demand Changs tt Caracal and
Kaj Qnicklj Oust Him.
REBEL LEADER PROMISES SETTLEMENT
Geaeral Matoa Claims Peace Can Be
Made Twenty-Four Hoars After
He Obtains Rein of
NEW YORK. Jan. 9. Franc probably
will Join the European power In the block
ade of the Venezuelan coast, says th
World's Port of Spain correspondent, for
the reason that Venezuela bat failed to
make the first payment of $200,000 due In
the French tlalm on December 31.
Venezuela also owes the French Cable
company JJO.iHK), and the company retusea
lo eztend credit to the government.
President Castro ts deeply Incensed. Hia
attempts to bortow money from the Bank
of Venezuela have failed. Tho government
already owes that Institution $2. 00. 000.
President Castro's next step will be to
force a loan from the merchants.
The better element ln Venezuela ts urg
ing him to give up his office. His resigna
tion haa been publicly demanded In a speech
delivered In the plaza. It is impossible for
him to hold power beyond Februsry.
Troops are sleeping ln the plazaa of th
capital In expectation of an attack.
The foreign bankers are waiting for a
change in the government before negotiat
ing any loans
Matoa Gaaraateca Settlement.
General Matos, the leader of the revolu
tion. In a public letter, guarantees a satis
factory settlement with the allies within
twenty-four hours after he la Inaugurated
president of Venezuela. He asserts that
Castro delays the settlement in the hope of
uniting the people.
There ia hunger now and there will be
starvation later. Seven hundred idlera at
La Guayra have gone to Join the revolu
tionists. President Castro conceals and the censor
stops all unfavorable news. There Is a
rumor that on Friday the allies will cut
the cable and then land and aeit the cus
During the continuance of the Vene
zuelan blockade the Venezuelan malls will
be carried to San Juan, P. R., and thence
by a small vessel to Curacao, from which
place the will be taken to Venezuelan
ports by a United Statea warship.
THE HAGUE. Jan. 9. In view ot tha
events in Venexuela, the Dutch cruiser Hol
land haa been ordered to remain ln West
Indian waters and battleship De Ruyter la
proceeding to Curacoa.
Caatro Defeats Rebels.
CARACAS. Jan. 9. The port of Tucacaa
waa reoccupled yesterday by forces' ot the
Venezuelan government after a fight with
the revolutionists of one hour's duration.
Tucacaa. which is sbout forty miles north-
west of Puerto Catxilo, has been occupied
for the last four months by revolutionists.
It has lately been the point where much ot
the goods and ammunition smuggled over
from the Island of Curacao haa been
The march of the rebels on Caracas via
Guatlre has been completely checked.
The abatement that France would prob
ably Join the other powers Is not true.
France will not at present participate In
It can be said with authority that tha
French colony here has asked the home
government not to take aggressive action
M. Quirevoux, French charge d'affalr-s In
Caracas, yesterday obtained from the Vene
zuelan government, without the employ
ment ot threats, the assurance that all th
French claims Incurred after 1899 would re
ceive the same treatment as accorded th
claima ot the allies.
Caatro'a Reply Submitted.
LONDON, Jan. 9. President Caatro'a re
ply to the powers accepting tha arbitra
tion conditions of the allies was delivered
to the Foreign office this afternoon by Craig
Wadaworth, third secretary of the L'Llted
Mr. White, the charge d'affaires, I ill
and has been in the country most of tb
week. The reply Is regarded as having
much more finality than expected and aa
definitely settling the submission of all
the difficulties to arbitration.
It waa said at the foreign office that
President Castro's reply was entirely ac
ceptable to Great Britain.
The question of the time for raising tha
blockade of the Venezuelan coast haa not
been decided, but- Is now being discussed
between London and Berlin.
Hope for Peaceful End.
BERLIN, Jan. 9. President Caatro'a ac
ceptance of the conditions ot the allied
powera waa received today at the foreign
office, where It la regarded aa being a step
toward the settlement ot th dispute. The
foreign office hopes that moat of th points
will be arranged amicably at the prelim
inary discussion at Washington before
reaching The Hague arbitration court.
SMALLPOX ALARMS ILLINOIS
Dlsraae Rcappeara with Cold Weather
and Spreads Alarmianly In
SPRINGFIELD, III.. Jan. . With tha
return of cold weather smallpox la again
making its appearance in the state and the
Board of Health la being kept busy.
F. F. Baker ot lacksonvtlla was today
dispatched to Mosquito township, Chris,
tian county, to Investigate an outbreak
there, and Dr. Connor of Galva to Gallatin
and Hardin counties, where the disease la
CARRIE'S DEFENDER FINED
Tope'. a Pastor Scorra Jadgo on Hia,
Satloa'a Behalf and Isltra
TOPRKA. Kan.. Jan. Dr. J. T. Mc
F;r!and, pas'or of the First Methodist
Eplbcopal church, the largest church la
Topeka, was tned 11"0 tcday by a police
Judge for contempt of court.
Dr. MrFarland severely scored the Judge
In open court tor a fin imposed oa Mra.
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