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THE OMAHA DAILY IlEEi TUESDAY, JAN 1' A It Y 13, 1003.
INCREASE THE COAL OUTPUT
Hitcbe'l Insieti it it Duty of All to Aid in
Bailing Cotl famine.
MANY STATtS PROBE ALLEGED COMBINES
Inlon Leader Cltlmt Itallroads Hold
Bark Many Miles f Loaded Cara
In (iilnio aad Vprlasflrld,
lalen.lf) In nfterlna
I'HILADELPHf A, Jan. 12. John Mitchell,
president of I'ntted Mine Worker of
America, tonight Issued tho following cir
cular to all loi-al' unions In the anthrar.it
You arc, no doubt. aware that a serious
fial famine etIs in Inland and aealonrd
cities, ilue to tho shortage of the anthra
cite cwl supply. T"he altuitln has reached
an acute eta, and has resulted In great
suffering ami hardship to lhn pour, whoa
earnings era lonufllrlent to enatle them to
pay the excessive- prlcti. now being charged
for fuel, anil It Is subjecting the general
public to itrrat Inconvenience.
To relieve the situation, and alleviate nn
far a possible the sufli-ring now endured.
Is the ditv of every one connected with
tlie production of coal. -With this end In
view w sre prompted to address thla cum
mimical Ion to all member of our union
and request that they co-operate with the
management of the mines In an effort to
lucres, the production of coal. The grav
ity of the vltuatlon la auch as' to require
that every mine worker ehall exert himself
and use every effort at hi command to this
I pnai reading thla communication In the
column of the dally papers local union
should hold meetings nnd devlae mean by
which, the dally output of the mine may
be Increased. These efforts ahould be con
tinued, until the weather moderates and the
grei. fiecesslty lor fuel shall have passed.
I JOHN MITCHELL,
TTeslUent United Mine Workers of Amer-
Ctt' T. D. NICHOLT.B,
THOMAS DUFFY, '
JOHN FA KEY.
" Presidents Anthracite District.
Slowly Inearth Combine.
CHICAGO, Jan. 12. Ope of the flrt act
of the grand Jury, which 1 Inves
tigating the alleged coal oomblne, today
was to W that subpoenaes be issued for
tho appearance of Don R. Patteron and W.
R. Rhode of the Chicago tt Eastern 1111
' nol railroad. Subpoenaes are out for other
railway officials, bat no return ha been
made at a late hour.
S. V. Dalicll of the Spring Valley com
pany wn the first wltnea called. He wa
followed by E. T. Drent, secretary-treasurer
cf the Illinois Coal Operators' association,
also Charles W. GUmore of the Crescent
Mining, company and George H. Holt of the
Iiullding Managers' association. Evidence
1 said to have been secured to prove that
operations o fthe alleged conspiring dealers
are planned in secret quarters in a down
town office building, and that dally confer
ences were held until the present investiga
tion began. The manufacturers' man Is said
to be a prospective witness, who will give
the jurors evidence of great value In the
"We have not got our hands on just what
we want yet," said State's Attorney De
Been, "but It la coming out slowly." '
The Investigation today was directed at
the Illinois Coal Dealers' association, the
Illinois Coal Operators' association and.
the Indiana Coal Dealers' association.
A subpoena waa Issued this afternoon
for W. P. Bogle, president; O. W. Gilmore,
vice president, and Norman B. Barkeley,
aecretary-treasurer of the Crescent Coal
and Mining company, demanding that they
produce the contracts and agreement en
tered into by the company with the fol
lowing mining companies:
Th Brulllette Creek company, by Hugh
Bhlrkle, president; the Wabash Valley Coal
and Mining company, the Coal Bluff Mining
company, the Glenn Oag Mining and Mill
company, and the Oak Hill Coal and Min
ing company. ' '
The city council tonight took a hand in
the solution of the coal problem. An ordt
nance was passed making the forestalling
of fuel supplies a misdemeanor, punishable
with a fine of $200 for each offense. As
an emergency matter the measure wa
rushed through under suspension of tho
rules. After ten day it goea Into effect.
and then any dealer or firm who combine
with Intent ta raise the price of any fuel
commodity wrtl be amenable to the court
for violation of a city ordinance.
Ho Overtime for Miners.
SPRINGFIELD, III., Jan. 12. Adam
Meoche, president of the State Federation
of Labor, was questioned tonight relative
to a report from Chicago that the grand
Jury, which 1 Investigating the alleged
coal combine will ask the Illinois miners
to work ten hours per day In order to re
lleve the situation.
Mr. Mencbe stated very emphatically that
the miner would never consent to that.
He declared that the operator and rail
road were aolely to blame, and that cer
tain mine in the. state were Idle because
of the scarcity of coal car. Mr. Menche
declared that there were today thlrty-alx
mile of loaded ooal car In Chicago alone,
which bad been there for some time, and
that In Springfield the Chicago A Alton
had four string of coal cars three block
each In length.
He declared that the people were being
milled by the false statement of the oper
ator and the railroad and that th miner
would not work ten hour per day, even Jf
'' Kaaaae Saner. Greatly.
TOPEKA. Kan., Jan. 12. The fuel sltu
atlon grow more alarming In Topeka. Two
of the largest coal companies in the city
are without a pound of coal on hand with
which to supply their orders, and do not
know when they will be able to get any.
Packing houses and other Institution will
have to cloae In two days unless this sit
uation Is relieved. The local gaa company
may have to close this week, as It eannot
secure coal to make gaa. The street rail
way company has only a small supply on
Other Kansas towns report practically
the same situation. All the mines In th
state are' being Worked to their fullest
capacity, but the aituatlon must be relieved
by coal from other atates.
The weather la clear and cold and muck
suffering ha resulted already.
Mora Time la Given.
ALBANY. N. T., Jan. 12. Attorney Gen
eral Cunneen was today given a hearing
In the application of William R. Hearst for
Ask to eee the trade
may easily be distinguished
from unreliable wares
v mascfueraJing at such by
a glance at the trade-mark.
This is equivalent to the
. hall-mark on English sil
. heap IS
the Institution of an action against the coal
carrying roads and the coal operating com
panies under the anti-trust law of th
I'pon the application of the attorneys
representing the various companies, who
pleaded Insufficient time In which to pre
pare answers to the petition, a postpone
ment of two weeks wss granted.
TOLEDO, O., Jan. 12 -The grand Jury
today began an Investigation of tho local
coal situation. It has boon charged that
there Is a combine of coal men to maintain
high price. All of the leading coal dealera
have been subpoenaed to appear before the
Dealera Arc Philanthropic.
CLEVELAND, O., Jan. 12. A committee
representing fifteen of the local coal deal
er here announced today that In view of
the high price of fuel and suffering among
the poor, they would furnish toft coal to
all needy people at cost, or 12.60 per ton.
Tomorrow coal will be supplied to hundreds
of poor families under the arrangement.
Only one ton will be sold to each appli
cant. The dealers have also contributed 250
tons to the Salvation. Army, which will
distribute it to those who apply., ,,
- Receive No Tender.
DETROIT, Jan. 12. Only on bid was re
ceived by the municipal coal commission
today In response to Its advertisements,
and the common council, In special. session
this afternoon. Instructed the commission
to go Into the open market Immediately
and buy coal for cash at the best prices
The one bid received waa fur 1,000 tons
of soft coal to be delivered between now
and March 1.
Owing to a press of municipal business
Mayor Maybury was unable today (o Issue
the formal call for the "get coal" con
vention at Washington. Ho stated tonight
that the convention would be called for
Legislation Starts Flrea.
CINCINNATI, Jan. 12 Much suffering Is
reported among the poor people here, and
at a meeting of the Board of Legislation
tonight an ordinance was passed - appro
priating $3,000 from the cobtlngent fund
for the purchase of coal for the worthy
PIQCA, O., Jan. If. The natural gaa
here baa failed and the Inability to secure
coal cause much suffering among the
GALLIPOLIS, O., Jan. II. A coal famine
Is threatened here. Factories are running
short time and private families are out of
CONGRESS INVESTIGATING COAL
Inforntnt Conference Decldea to Take
Immediate Action to Raise
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. It I expected
that congress will pas a bill removing
the duty on coal Imported Into this country.
The bill may take the form of a rebate or
drawback for ninety days and provide for
reciprocity admitting coal free from coun
tries granting the same privilege to th
United States. This would Include Canada
and would permit Nova'Feotian.Albertan
and Brlttah ' Columbian , jsoal to come Into
thl country free. l- -"
The way and mean committee will
meet tomorrow and, according to the pres
ent program, report a bill on ,the above
lines. It Is expected the bill will pass the
house tomorrow and be taken ,vp In the
senate almost Immediately. -
Ita consideration In the senate ha Dot
been arranged for, but arrangements are
being made to expedite Its passage with
out amendment and with little discussion.
A number of republicans who heretofore
have been opposed to changing th -duty
on coal eald they would not chango the
bill providing It did- not- open the whtela
tariff question-. ..':..
Anion the bills before the ways' and
mean committee affecting the duty on coal
is one Introduced early In the session by
Representative Hill (Conn.). This bill is
receiving the serious and, favorable consid
eration of the committee. 'It provides;
"That there shall be allowed and paid,
under such regulation as tb secretary of
the treasury ahall prescribe, on all coal of
every kind and form Imported Into ; any
port on the Atlantic coast a drawback of
the Import duties paid on the same to
and including the 20th day of June, 1903."
Another bill Introduced ' by Representa
tive McCall (Masa.)' suspend the Juty on
coal for ninety days. ' .
Mr. McCall and Senator Lodge had a talk
on the house side late today;:' '
A number of other bills have been In
troduced In the house and referred to the
committee, which provtdes' for the repeal
of all dutlea upon coal of Ml klnda im
ported into the United States. There Is
still another bill providing for a reciprocal
trade relation between the United 8tates
and Canada on coal, tut It Is not stated
whether this la to be considered tomorrow.
Senator Stewart of Nevada, who Is con
ducting the coal Investigation before the
committee of the District of Columbia, to
day Introduced a resolution providing that
the committee shall be authorised to send
for person and papers, administer oatha
and compel the attendance Of witnesses.
Owing to the expense Involved the reso
lution hsd to go to the committee on con
tingent expenditures of the senate. The
object of the resolution Is to secure the at
tendance of the officers of coal roads and
coal companies and to secure testimony
from dealer In th city who have refused
to answer questions.
Senator Stewart Intends to secure an
early report from the committee and to
pass the resolution as soon a possible.
V. Baldwin Johnson was te principal
witness today before the committee. He ad
mitted having sold coal at $20 a ton, but
eald he did not sell more thsn fifty tons
at that rate, and that was before the strike
was declared off.
Ho bought coal from Charle D. Norton ft
Co., Philadelphia, on October 2$, at' $4.65
a ton at the mines and on November 4 at
$5.75 and from Howell Brothers ft Co., Bal
timore, October 17, Pittsburg lump coal at
$5; on November 11 at $7, and on November
26 at $3.25.
To each of these prices' $2 had to b added
to show the cost la this city before be
touched the coal.
Senator Stewart asked: "How much coal
have you received from the Reading and
what have you done with It?"
Mr. Johnson declined to answer that
The committee la attempting to trace
salea of coal, which should be sold under
the agreement with the railroad companies
at $7.25 per ton.
A Lounsbury, agent of the Reading com
pany, ssld bis company was sending to
Washington an average of sixty-two cars a
day, of which about twelve went to the
government department. ' He agreed to
furnish th namea of the dealers If his
principals were willing, to whom th other
coal was sold.
A wholesale dealer aald h bad sold 6,500
ton of Reading aince the resumption of
mining to amall local dealers at II 15 per
ton. but be bad no agreement a to what
they were to charge. All the dealers today
aid price were front $11 a toa up for an
thracite and all agreed that ajuch mora
Independent coal was coming la thaa in
rarnesTlo Clvea Another Library.
EVERETT. Wash., ' Jan. H Andrew
('rnciile ha alvrn t.i for a public
Ihmry hero on toixlHfcm that the elty pro-
vide $2,6uu annually fur Its oiatntenano.
WHY RATES ARE RAISED
Railroad Ear Cost of Uatcria!s, Labor and
Taxes is Qrtater,
FREIGHT CHARGES MUST RECOUP THEM
Transportation la All l.lnee Have to
ell and Hut bar are Kannaa
Cover rroper Management and .
Conservation of Property.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. Tl"l Norfolk &
Western, Michigan Central, bi.lUi.iore A
Ohio and Lake Shore have filed with the
Interstate Commerce commission their an
swers to the request for., a statement of
reasons for the Increase in freight rates
on' grain, packing house products, dressed
meats and other articles.
The Baltimore ft Ohio cites the large In
crease In taxatlou as one reason and say
It must spend almost $12,000,000 In needed
additions to It equipment.
The Michigan Central aaya It reasons
are the great increase In the cost of main
taining and operating it road, consequent
on the Increase In the wages of It em
ploye already made and additional In
crease which It Is likely to be compelled
to make In the near future and the In
creased cost of material and large In
crease of taxes. The road says during the
yea ended June 20, 1902, approximately
$586,000 was paid for rebates and other
commission allowed from the . published
The Norfolk aV Westers says It enormous
traffic ha taxed the resources of the com
pany to the utmost and equipment addi
tions are needed.- Material advances in
wages of employes have been made and
other advances are In contemplation In the
near future. The Increase In freight traf
flo according to this answer, are necessi
tated by the advanced price of material
and the partly advanced price of labor and
a steady increase of about $150,000 per an
num In taxes. The demands of the publlo
are stated to he increasing and the Only
thing that the company ha to sell 1 trans
The price of transportation, the road
says, must be sufficient for the adequate
and proper management and conservation
of the property. The answer of the Lake
Shore la along similar line.
The Interstate Commerce commission has
set a bearing for January 20, In Chicago,
In the case of tho Proprietary Association
of America against the Lake Shore ft Mich
igan Southern. . The Import rate question
will also be investigated at that time.
MEMBERS SELL THEIR PASSES
Northern Pari do Restrict Life of Free
Tickets to Stop Ahnae of
ST. PAUL. Minn., Jsn. 12. Legislators of
this and adjoining states are complaining
because of the limitation of pass privilege
by the Northern Pacific. Some of the legls
lators have Indignantly reused to accept
passes limited tq the length of tho session,
and demand that they be made good for the
calendar year. ..
President C, S. Mel lea made the following
statement tonight, in reference to tho mat
ter: . -,'.. -:
The time limit on thla year's legislative
passes has been so misunderstood that
somenow K public statement seems deslr
For several year it ha been customary
to Issue parses, good in their several ststes,
tt member of the various legislatures.
Such"PAHnMwers a oourtsy.- not -oblig's'
tory in any sense, and were Issued with
out regard to the politics of the recipient.
finmallmiMi In nra.'tuM. a ra inh .
have been loaned, without consideration, or
for a cash equivalent; members have used
such pa sac to the capital the first week
and left them with ticket holders for sate
tor short trips, receiving them back In
time for their return tripe home at the nd
of the week, and at the end of the session
the passes have been sold outright by tnos
wno nau no runner use lor mem, ana we
nave taken them up in the hands of lm
proper peraona on the trains. Sometimes
traveling men and wholesale merchant
who have been members have used their
passes in their business to the serious dam
age of their competitor In trade, who
have therefore accused us ol discrimina
For these reasons we have limited the
panses to the length of the session, thus
hotline to at least shorten tho abuse of the
privileges granted. To such as make proper
use or ineir passes we win exiena mem 10
the end or the year.
The passes are to enable members to
more effectively serve their state by keep
ing In closer touch with their constituents
than thy would be able to do If required to
cay fares out of the very moderate com
pensation allowed by the state for mileage
The abuses sought to be corrected were
confined to no state nor to any particular
members of any particular legislature, and
those who used the pases as Intended were
to surfer no disadvantage; only tnoae who
misused them as time would show were to
be curtailed In their privileges.
RAILWAYS REFUSE . RAISES
Negotiations Between Men and Com
panies Contlnpe and Compro
mise Ave Looked For. "
CHICAGO, Jan. 12. Representative of
the locomotive firemen employed by the
Chicago ft Alton waited on Superintendent
Barrett today and presented demands for
an Increased scale. Mr. Barrett Informed
them the company had Increased their
wages twice In two years and said be could
not promise them any further advance at
present. He assured them, however, that
should the' Wabash or any of the other com
petitors of the Chicago ft Alton Increase
wages he would Immediately grant similar
concessions. . The committee said they
would have to consult with Grand Master
Hannahan of the Btothcrhood of Locomo
tive Firemen before taking final action. It
I not believed the refusal will result In a
strike, but that a settlement will be reached
t a future conference.
TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 12. The grievance
committees of the Santa Fe conductors' acd
brakemen's organization In session here
were today notified by the general maoag'r
that Third Vice President Kendrlck would
confer with them regarding an Increase In
wage. . No action on the Invitation wa
taken, but It I expected the conference will
be held In Chicago some time next week.
The men are Holding out for a 20 per
cent Increase In wages. This will not be
granted by the road, but the Santa Fe Is
anxious to agree on a compromise measure
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 12. The griev
ance committee of the Zxulsvllle ft Nash
villa engineers met here today and ar
ranged for a conference with the general
manager and superintendent of machinery
at 10 o'clock tomorrow, when the question
of an advance In wages will be discussed.
, It Is stated that a 10 per cent Increase
will be asked.
MILLION ON IMPROVEMENTS
St. Joseph Inlon Terminal Railway
Com pa ay Plans Glaaatle .
ST. JOSEPH. Mo.. Jan. 12. An Important
meeting of the Union Terminal Railway
company of St. Joseph was held today, at
which O. F. Swift and Albert H. Veeder of
Chicago and John Donovan, 8. B. Brown
and John Dclman of 8U Joseph Vera re
elected directors. G. F. Swift was elected
president, John Donovan -vice president and
John E. Dolmao secretary of th company
More than i,o,ovv u soot to fee ex-
pended In Improvements In St. Joseph by
the Union Terminal regardless of the fate
of the proceedings now pending In the fed
eral court to condemn certain property be
longing to the Purllngtoo road for track
MUST PAY NEAR A MILLION
Railroad President Ordered to Make
flood Commission Knrned
NEW -YORK. Jan. 12. Judgment was
given today In th supreme court against
Alfred Walker Jones, president of the
Monterey ft Fresno Railroad company of
California, for $879,900.
The action was brought by George Eck-
hardt, assignee of F. B. Pettlnglll and M.
H. Flnley, to reeover $700,000, the commis
sion on $7,000,000 of bonds issued for the
construction of the, road.
CONTROL OF GRAND ISLAND
Inlon Pacific Interest Elect W. T.
. Van Brant Prealdent of.
' tho Road.
ST. JOSEPH.' Mo., Jan. 12. (Special Tel
egram.) W. T. Van Brunt was today
chosen president of the St; Joseph ft Grand
Island railroad to succeed William L. Bull
of New York.
This action of tbs executive, committee
but add to the conclusive evidence that
the St. Joseph ft Grand island has passed
Into the control of the Union Pacific.
ROCK ISLAND RAISES WAGES
Ulre Engineers Increase Estimated
at Twenty-Five Dollars a
CHICAGO, Jan. 12. The Rock Island and
the board of adjustment of the locomotive
engineers .today reached an agreement
which establishes a new schedule of rates.
The Increase of wages Is estimated at
$180,000 a year by the company and at $250,
000 by the men, Ten percent Is the average
advance provided for1 and $25 a month about
exprenes the increase which each of the 900
men will receive.
Illinois Boys New Rond.
CARBONDALE, 111., Jan. 12. The Car
bondale ft Grand Tower railroad, owned by
the "Chicago ft Texas Railroad company,
has been sold to the Illinois Central. The
amount paid was $391,000. The road, runs
from this city to Cape Girardeau and John
COLD SNAP RILLS SIX
(Continued from First Page.)
today. - Report from various parts of the
state are to the effect that zero weather
la general. .
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 12. At 7
o'clock this morning the official temperature
waa 7 below.
COLUMBUS. O., Jan. 12. The bllzsard of
Sunday was followed. by Intense cold, tho
temperature here being S below. The crest
of the cold way wyi arrive here tonight.
when 6 or 6 below wjl be reached.
. buffalo,- rt. Y., Jan. 12. A sever
snowstorm raged- here . throughout . last
night, and today Mall trains are all re
ported from three (to five hours late,
TOLEDO, O., Jaji, 12. As a. result of last
night's bllzsard the suffering among the
poor Is Intense. . .Offers of $12 a ton for an
thrsclta coal. weee.,raf used. . i
James Maher, aged 80, Is dying at St.
Vincent's hospltaf-sa the result of having
been frozen while" oa a street ear today.
He was rifling aboul rd the cars all the
tnornrng,-' transferring frequently and
knowing just where he wanted to go.
eannot live more' than a few hours.
GOVERNOR NEEDS A FUND
Money to Enforce Lawn of Tennessee
Aaralnst Trusts im Necea.,
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 12. Governor
McMlllin retire from office this month after
an incumbency of .four years and his last
message waa presented to the general as
sembly today. '
On the subject of trust Governor Mc
Our people have no prejudices that would
cause them to urge the enactment of laws
discouraging the use of capital, however
large tho amount, for industrial develop
ment, Against this there can be no com-
flalnt, but combination to crush competl
Ion, restrict production and thereby en
hance the price of necessities are prejudicial
ana aemana new legislation.
The message declares that to congress
must be left the application of those two
remedies against trusts which exist by
reason of a protective tariff, but that there
are In the atate statutes strenuous laws
against trusts, for the efficient enforcement
of which a fund should be sot aside to be
used by the governor or attorney general.
or both, acting conjointly.
The message declares that something can
b don by requiring all organisation of
this kind doing business in the atate to re
port to th secretary of state all the es
sentlal facts concerning their capitallza
tlon, bonded Indebtedness, receipts, ex
penditures, out toat it win take more
than publicity to reach the root of the
evil In many cases. .
Governor McMlllJn defends his action In
refusing to call an extra session of the
legislature to deal with the contemplated
railroad merger upon the ground that the
exigencies of the case were not imperative
and says that any consolidation of compet
Ing lines In Tennessee which would result
In destroying competition could not be
other than detrimental, and recommend
that uch legislation be enacted a will
best subserve the Interests of the state.
An appropriation for an exhibit at the
Louisiana Purchase exposition I strongly
PLAGUE STILL SPREADING
Foarteen Die la Masatlaa and Disease
la Discovered la Other
MAZATLAN, Mexico, Jan. 12. The plagu
does not yield as rapidly as was hoped to
the new sanitary precautions and medical
treatment.'. Six persons died yesterday and
eight fatal cases are reported, today. The
Dumber of patients In the lazaretto la
Sanitary stations, have been established
on the high roads outside tbs city, with
physicians In charge. The - plague ba
broken out at Ahome, causing many deaths
CHIHUAHUA. Mexico, Jan. 12. It Is re
ported here tbst a case, oi Jiubonic plague
has been found In the, mining town of
Batoptla, ls this state.
Mojrrlapa la Critical Condition.
CHICAGO, Jan. 12. Colonel William R.
Morrison, former initraiaie commerce com
mlssluner. Is lying critically 111 at his hum
in Waterloo, lri. A' consultation haa bor
held and U vw detded that an operetta
! necessary, but tb extreme age of th
eolonel. he belli In his 70tb ysr, renders
thla urecal loUS.
. Fc.... ho c.ro. ho ray.
Yonr druggist will refund jour money It
PAZO OINTMENT falls to cur ringworm,
tetter, pld. ulcers aad sores, punples and
blackheads on th lacs, aad all as la dia
bases. 10 cents.
RUST BILL MUST PASS
enators Decide that Combines Mnt Be
Curbed This Sosiion.
NEGRO STATE'S ATTORNEY IS APPOINTED
mralKrat Ion Officers Flaally Aires
After Twelve Months' Nea;otlntlea:
to Admit Chinese Stnilcnf
Barred hy Karlualon Laws.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 Following the
conference at the White Home last night
there has been much discus.iinn tniim
mong republican senators as to the pros
pects of anti-trust legislation. The con
clusion reached Is that some conservative
measure will be paesed.
'There will be no radical legislation."
said one prominent republican senator.
but a measure embodying some measures
of the Knox bill will be passed. The re
publicans are not going to accept any or
everything that is offered, neither will
hey allow the minority to dictate what
shall be done. It will be some time before
the trust bills are taken up and senators
will have time to Inform themselves on all
pnases of the subject before a bill Is
brought before the senate."
Another prominent senator said he
thought there would be legislation this ses-
lon along the lines suggested by Attor
ney Genersl Knox.
One feature of tho Knox bill which is
received favorably Is that providing for the
punishment of persons or corporations re
ceiving rebates, as well as the carrier or
corporation giving them.
In the sonate committee on ludlciarv to
day the question of legislation was taken
up briefly and Senators Hoar, Fairbanks.
Nelson, Pettus and Turner were appointed
subcommittee to consider the subject in
detail. Senator Honr said If the home of1
representatives acted at an early day his
subcommittee would wait, but if it becamo
pparent that there was to bo delay in
the house he would call the committee to
gether to act Independently.
Newro Get Preferment.
William H. Lewis a colored man. has '
been appointed an assistant I'nited Slates
attorney for Boston. The appointment was
made by Henry P. Moulton, district attor
ney for the Boston district, but. It U un
derstood, thi selection was on the suRpes-
tlon of President Roosevelt. M. Lewis Is
graduate of Harvard law school and while
there was held In high regard both by tho
student body and by the faculty. He took
a high rank In his studies and was a popu
lar member of tho foot ball sqtiad. He Is
said to ba a lawyer of excellent attain
ments. Iteporta Perkins Aliscnt.
Adjutant General Cnrbln has been offi
cially Informed that Lieutenant Edwin O.
Perkins, Fourth cavalry, stationed at Fort
Leavenworth. Kan., bus been absent from
hat post without leave since December
30 last and that b!s present whereabouts
unknown. His name will be . dropped
from the army list as a deserter In case be
falls to report for duty within three
Xntlonnl Board of Trade.
A meeting of the executive committee of
the National Board of Trade Is being held
hore today preliminary to the annual ses
sion of the national organization tomorrow.
The report of the committee on revision
of the constitution is being reviewed. The
proposed revision is radical, in that the
new . constitution provides for the admis
sion of all , industrial and comroerplal or
ganizations In the country. .
Would Collect Historical Paper. .
President Roosevelt today conferred with
David J. Hill, assistant secretary of state;
Herbert L. Putnam, librarian of congress,
and Andrew H. Allen of the State depart
ment concerning a proposition to concen
trate the valuable historical papers and
documents of the government in the con
gressional library. Many of the documents
now are scattered among the archives of
the various Departments and are d. moult
of access to persons searching tor his
torical information. No action of a definite
character waa decided upon.
Chinese "Indents Are Admitted.
Kung Hslang Hal and Fcl Chi Ho, the
Chinese students whose exclusion by tho
Treasury department haa excited the Inter
est of the missionary world, have Anally
been admitted to the country. The au
thorities at Buffalo have been notified by
Commissioner of Immigration Sargent to
allow the young men to enter that port
and they,are now on their way to Oberlln
college, Oberlln, O., whither they were
bound more than a year ago when they
landed at Ban Francisco and found them
selves barred by the Immigration officials.
Kung and Fel were brought to this country
by Miss Stella Miner, the missionary. Dur
ing the siege of the legation at Pekin, ll
Is said, they rendered valuable service to
Favora the Cuban Treaty,
President Roosevelt had a long confer
ence today with Representative Babcock
of Wisconsin, who has Just returned from
Cuba. Mr. Babcock told tho president that
he waa heartily In favor of the ratification
of the pendlni Cuban reciprocity treaty,
particularly as he regarded ratification as
a good stroke of business policy for tho
Statne to Slgel.
Representative Warner (111.) Introduced a
bill today appropriating 150,000 for a statue
to the late Major General Franz Slgel to
be erected iu this city.
Favors Transport Service.
Representative Hull of (la.), chairman of
the house committee on military affairs,
bad a conference with the president on
tho proposition to abandon the government
transport service on the Pacific. Chairman
Hull Is opposed to the relinquishment of
the transport service. Ho says that the
United States now has tho best transport
service in the world and Is much cheaper
In operation than any similar service in
commercial lines would be.
Will Pay Bubonic Plague Claims.
The house committee on territories today
reported favorably on the senate bill provid
ing for the payment of certain claims grow-
are rmenlMd as tb. Msivl.rd by all )..
Tory Itlr.iK.I OKU so 114 (ul.1 cw la
gpurr.tir tod ait., tut much low.r In prk.
Ixio'l v.iit ny cw .u'd to b. ' Just u
W-V gaud "HUM M". I'H f' thBlot
- t usaeiuait. ud fuf twuklM.
IM Knste Watch Cat Ceasaai. PaUaatlSBkl.
Ing out of suppression of bubonic plague
Make War on Cattle Pinnae.
Senator Warren, from the committee on
agriculture, today reported the house bill
Increasing the power of the secretary of
agriculture In the prevention of contaglou
diseases sniong live stock. The committee
recommends the adoption of an amendment
making violations of the law n misdemeanor
punishable by lino and Imprisonment.
Will Not Chanae Date.
Tho house committee on Judiciary today,
by a vote of 8 to 7. decided not to favor
ably report the Jilnt resolution proposing
an amendment to the constitution changing
the Inaugural date and the date for the
beginning and ending of congress, which
was pajscd by tho senate at tho last ses
sion. Finally Itestnns O litre.
Tho case of Mrs. Mattle B. Boyd Current,
postmaster of Centervllle, Ky., who lost
both legs in a railroad accident and whose
affliction, coupled with the efforts of sev
eral Influential Kentucky politicians to re
move her from office, attracted much atten.
tlon two years ago, has been finally settled
by the acceptance of her resignation. John
C. Montgomery has been appointed to suc
Ambnaaadora Attend Dinner.
The entire ambassadorial corps here is
going to New York Saturday to attend the
banquet of the Ohio society that night.
Colgate Hoyt has placed his private car at
the aervlce of the ambassadors and As
sistant Secretary Pierce and Edwin V. Mor
gan of the State department will accom
pany the party.
SEEKS RUSSIA'S FRIENDSHIP
German Kmpcror Senda Son to Visit
Cnnr nt St. Pe'irs
knrK. ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 12. The court Is
preparing to hold a brilliant reception In
honor cf Crown Prince Frederick William
of Germany, who Is expected to arrive here
on January 16.
The purpose of the German emperor In
sending the crown prince to St. Peters
burg Is generally attributed In dlplomatlo
circles to his desire to strengthen the good
relations between Germany and Russia and
to prepare the ground for entente in the
matter of queetlons shortly coming up for
settlement, as, for Instance, the commer
In view of the possibility of disturbances
in the Balkan peninsula, It Is thought ti
be of moment to establish an understand
ing: It is also desirable, to harmonize po
litical action In the east, where there Is
now conflict, the Bagdad railroad consti
tuting an element of trouble.
PRINCESS STICKS TO GIR0N
Itoyal I.ndj- Decline to Part with
lover, Tlionnli Separated
GENEVA, Jan. 12. Dr. Zehme, counsel
at the Saxon court for the Crown Princess
of Baxony, says Giron has been requested to
leave Geneva during the preliminaries to
the dtVorce proceedings, but that the crown
prlncesa has no Intention of leaving him
She Is taking steps to obtain a divorce,
and nothing more. It I reported that the
legal negotiations . may be brought to a
conclusion at any moment.
Two New Liner Ordered.
LONDON, Jan. 12. After several false
alarms two new Cunardcrs have been defl
Hl'tely "ordered; ; fcach'' of them will have
three screw's atid cost $ta;250,000. It Is stip
ulated that they shall be ready for their
maiden voyage in June, 1905. The speed
conditions have been modified, but the Ves
sels must do twenty-six knots for six hour
and twenty-five knot for two day' con
Want Taft to Stay.
MANILA, Jan. 12. A delegation of for
mer insurgents visited Governor Taft today
and urged him to remain here and not ac
cept the nomination of associate justice of
the United States supreme court. The
delegates said the whole of the people peti
tioned President Roosevelt to allow Gov
ernor Taft ,to atay here. The delegation
sent a cable to Washington urging his re
tention as governor of the Philippines.
Copenhagrea t'Ky Hall Opened.
COPENHAGEN, Jan. 12. The new city
hall here, which was opened today In the
presence of thousands of people, la pro
nounced to be the greatest architectural
achievement of a century In northern Eu
rope. It has been ten years under con
struction. Morgan Pn.hea Sew Trast.
LONDON. Jan. 13. "It is said here,"
says tho RrUBSels correspondent of the
Dally Telegraph, "that a new Morgan trust
Is projected, to luclude all the British,
German, French and Italian shipping com
panies trading between Europe and South
nrlekln) era and Masons Meet.
MEMTHIS, Jan. 12. The annual conven
tion of the Bricklayers' and Masons' Inter
national uulon convened here today for a
session of two weeks. There are 800 deli
Over Dae Steamer Arrive..
YOKOHAMA, Jan. 12. The American
steamer Ploldes, Captain Purrlngton, which
sailed from Seattle. Wash., December 14, ar
rived here yesterday. It was about sixteen
Archbishop Still 111.
LONDON. Jan. 12. Dr. Randall Thomas
Davidson, the new archbishop of Canter
bury, Is recovering slowly from lnfluenia.
He has been ordered abroad to recuperate.
Belt Is Much Detter.
JOHANNESBURG, Jan. 12. Alfred Belt,
the financier who was taken 111 suddenly
last week, is much Improved. He hopes to
start for England In a fortnight.
Macedonian Preuart to Revolt.
BERLIN, Jan. 11. The chiefs of the
Macedonian revolutionary movement In
The Jaa. Boss Stiffened Oold Watch Case
are ait Improvement 011 lld gold caws.
Tney ar stronger and won't letid or deot
Hu.l.cf two layers of pold.wlth a layer of
stiffening metal between, usldeu together
Into one solid stLol. Tbs ouuldv layer
ooutaius muf sold than can be worn off
a cats lu years, the time fur wUtoU a
Jaa, .bos Cute Is guaranteed.
, "i ffiTTI " "!'. 1 '? "
V (colda Z
Bulgaria have decided, according to a spe
cial dispatch from Sofia, to begin an in
nirrectU'O on April 1.
British Premier I III.
LONDON, Jan. 12. Premier Balfour
again has been obliged to cancel his publlo
engagements on account of lllmas. .
Inventor llccnmea Insaae.
TARIS, Jan. 11. Ooubet, the Inventor cf
submarine torpedo boats, has gone insano
and been placed In an asylum.
Little Liver Pills.
Must Bar Signature) of
5e Fac-Slalle Wrapper Below.
re II HEADACHE.
FOR TCRND LIVER.
rOR SALLOW SKIN.
FOR THE COMPLEXION
. . timnt'm KwainuunM.
CURE SICK HEADACHE.
"Giving him taffy" won't sui'
him half so wll a offering him a
glai of our beer when he calls
upon you. There .Isn't a man In
Omaha whose eyes won't sparkl."
with delight when his host ci
hostess Quenches bis thirst with a
foaming glass of rich and palatable
Blue Ribbon Beer. Don't be afraid
of asking him to have ore.
Ueed by people of refinement
for over a quarter of a century
A SKIN OP BEAUTY IS A J0V FOREVER
R.T. FELIX COL'RAUD'S ORIENTAL
Cat AM, OR MAGICAL BEAUTIFIER
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su ladies will as. them. 1
mend 'uOUKAUO'B CESAM " ,
.""ful of .11 the .kin preparation. Jo
tun ( ptl"'
harmful of all the sum P"i'r"'3, jinT.
sale by all druggist. enf fancy g-o"d ai
T T & m V 1 1 rtew
,r" 'VkriV: T. HOPKlVsT rrop-r,
V Great Jones it- f .
Woodward A Burgess,
Tonight Wednesday Nijht
Henry W. Bavage'a Latent Musical Comedy
Company Numbers l'U 1'euple.
Prices: Mat ifcc to U.0O. Mgnt-fcc to II W.
FRIDAY ANDmrRDAT MATINEE
The Screamingly Kunny Farce,
"ARE YOU A MASON?"
prices: Mat 25c and U)c. Night tin,
50c. 76c, ll.Ou. -
Matinees Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, 1:11;
Kviry Nlglit, 8:15.
HIGH CLASS VAUDEVILLE
John T. .Sullivan. Miss Atherton and
company. Thorne and t'arlctun, The Host
no.. Leslle'a Hogs, llarrlgan, Alice Kay
mond assisted by Beanie i'tiin-Uuard, and
Prices, 10c, 26c, 60c.
ttrta ml Donala St.
OMAHA. Nfc-M. .
Omaha s . Leading UoJ.l
Sl'r'.f IAL I-K ATI UK.
LUNCH KON, FIFTY. CENTS. I
u:m to 2 p. m. - '- ,
SUNDAY, b .30 p. m. DINNER, T5 1
steadily Increasing business ha necessi
tated au enlargement of thl. oafe, doubling
Us luuner tautcuy. ,
MOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS. '
; PARK HOTEL S'usV
Finest Csfea' West of New York.
SaU.OUO In Heoent linprovemaala.
Open Jan. 3rd to May ISfb... , - ,
Vuuer New Manatfetutut.
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