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The Omaha Daily Bee.
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OMAHA, FllIDAY HOllNINO, JA'UAltY 10, 1903 TKN PAGES.
SlNULi: COTY TIIKKK CENTS.
Livestock Convention Petitions Congress to
CATTLE AND SHEEP MEN AGREE ON POINT
'. n. ion is Adopted Asking Laws for All
FarU of Publio Doaaio.
WISH GROWTH OF FORAGE PROTECTED
Prefiat Laws Declared Immicable to Set
tlement and ImproTctsenU
PRESIDENT'S WESTERN KNOWLEDGE A JOY
Speakers Claim Roosevelt Better Fit
ted to Kettle Problem Than Moat
Men Because lie Inderataada
Conditions on Hanatea.
KANSAfl CITY, Jan. 15. The National
Lire Stock association, at Hs annual con
vention here this afternoon, by a rising
vote adopted a resolution endorsing Presi
dent Roosevelt's suggestion that congress
appoint a commission of experts to settle
the range problem, which for year has
been a bone of contention between cattle
men and sheepmen. The resolution bad
already been favorably passed upon by to
executive committee as a substitute for
one presented Jy A. H. Robertson of Texas
yesterday, which favored tho leasing of ths
public lands (or grating.
The question waa opened by a paper by
Colonel John P. Irish of California, in line
with the resolution.
Iowa Delegate Opposes.
A lively discussion followed. E. Karris,
a member of the executive committee from
Iowa, talking at length In opposition to the
resolution, argued that the question, which
was of the greatest Import to the farmed
of the west and middle weet, was bolng
manipulated. Tho supporters of the resolu
tion, be asserted, were Juggling with Presi
dent Roosevelt's name In order to curry
favor. Mr. Harris gae a history of tht
discussion of the question at previous con
vention and aald that the supporters of the
resolution Introduced today hud alwayi
evaded the Issue until now, when they had
a distinct majority. He advised against
action on the question at the time.
Jerry Simpson, former congressman from
Kansas and now from RosweU, N. M., ridi
culed the atand taken by Harris, and fav
ored the resolution, as did also Delegates
W'llUama of Wist Virginia and Oelfelder of
Nebraska. Then, upon the motion of John
V. David of Idaho, the discussion was
When the resolution was put to a vste It
Was carried by a large majority, the dele
gates rising In their acata.
Later 8enator Francis Emory Warren of
Wyoming, president of the National Wool
Growers' association, Indorsed the resolu
tion and complimented the convention upon
Its passage. He said congress, tho presl
-dent and the secretary of the Interior -were
anxious to do something on the public do
Defecates Tarn Vp Late.
After yesterday's period of sight-seeing
and last night's ball, the delegates were
low In gathering this morning, but when
they finally got started much work was
The convention will finish Its work to
morrow and will be followed on Saturday
ty the annual meeting of the National
Wool Growers' association, at which Im
portant action regarding the range problem
One of the most Important resol itlons
Introduced In the live stock convention
today sought to heal the long-standing
bitterness existing between the cattlemen
and sheepmen over the question of ranges.
A. R. Robertson of Texas bad yesterday
introduced a resolution calling for an
amendment of the laws regulating the gras
fng on public lands and approving the
leaning r such lands In statea where such
E policy Is desired by the people.
This was referred to the executive com
mittee and Anally laid upon the table,
lae of the Public Lands.
In Ita place the following aubstltute reso
lutlon, prepared by the cattlemen, and
which, it la said. Is approved by the sheep.
men, was offered:
Resolved, Tlut the use of the Dubllo
lands of the United States has become
outgrown aim obsolete, owing to lht rapid
advance of civilization, and we believe that
the time ha tome when congress should
take action looking toward laws that will
recognise the changed conditions ami will
encourage the settlement and improvement
In the largest possible urea, and provide
protection to settlers ueing said lands tor
K.'aoived, That we approve the sugges
tion of 1'retiloeiit Roosevelt in his last
annual message to congres. that larger
areas of these aeini-arld lands should be
allowed .fur a homeatead and that a com
mission ol experts be appointed to investi
gate the present exhuma condition and
suggest to congress the remedies that will
be lair and Just and will build up rather
than retard tho growth and improvement
til the west.
To Prevent Forsgt Destruction,
Resolved, That a memorial from this
convention to congress be prepared, calling
the attention or conrrcss ae briefly a pos
albie to the fact that ttie present land
Uwi encourage the destruction of I lie
forage upon the public lands and retard
Improvement and settlement; thut tne me
rnoriitl petition congress to adopt tne sug
gestloii ot rrehldeni Roosevelt to uppomt
a, coninileoiou of experts to make a careful
uve illation into the actual conditions now
prevailing and to suggest new lawa mi
will Pencil t all sections of the country, th
arleU and conflicting conuitions existing
In the ililtereut sections ot the went being
the principal obstacle that has prevented
the stockmen from agreeing among them
selves upon a plan tor a change in the
laws, as the law that would benefit one
aectlon would cause loss and ruin to an
other, where (ilfterent conditions prevailed.
Resolved, Thut said memorial be pre
pared Immediately and preacnied to the
present stion of coni,i'ea, wall an urgent
appeal taut action be taken, to the eni tnat
this grave question may be settled at an
early date, and to the further end that
congress may not act hastily and unad
visedly In ilia using the present lawa until
properly Informed through ita commission
Uitlons lu all sections.
John F. Hobbs ot New York, who was
to have read a paper at the morning ses
sion, was detained by the illness ot his
wife, and his paper was not presented.
The attendance today waa lighter than
usual, a number of delegates taking ad
vantage ot an excursion to St. Joseph, fur
nished by the stockmen ot that city, who
prepared a special train for the occasion.
Among the addresses at the morning
esdon was one by Hon. William M.
Springer of Washington. D. C. on "The
Proposed Merging of the Packing Planta ot
This Country and the Effects and Remedy,"
and one by Dr. W. 11. Dalryniple of Louis
iana on "Iu'ectlous Diseases and Their
Prevention." Hon. F. 8. Peer of New
York was sUo on the program to read a
paper, but a telegram from his wife today
announced that he was on the Atlantlo
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VENEZUELAN FORT IS SHELLED
Sew lirrmin Minister ( rninlilrra DH
flculty Already Practically
PUERTO CABELI). Jan. 15 The German
cruiser Vlneta at sunset last night fired a
shell at I -a Vigia, the fort crowning the
hills behind this port. The shell, which
was fired because men were believed to t
In the fort, exploded without causing dr
The people of Puerto Cabello were at a ,.
loss last night to understand the action
of the German cruiser. Early this morn-
Ing, however, Commodore Scheder sent the
following communication to the Venezuelan
Referring to mv letter of the 9th Inet.. I
have to Inform you that I fired a shel' yes
terday Rt 1-ort l.nvlgla tiecrui-e, agatn.it my
xplirlt prohibition, the presence has been
observed there of unauthorized persons.
J mixing from reports, those persons were
This statement Is denied by the authori
CARACAS, Jan. 15. M. F. J. S. Ooffart.
the Belgian Venezuelan charge d'affaires
pro tern, has obtained from President Castro
he concession of a settlement of all claims
of Belgians against Venezuela by means of
a mixed commission. One member of the
commission will be a Belgian, another a
Venezuelan and a third will be named by
Belgium Is to receive the same payment
as the most important nation.
PARIS, Jan. IB. The French Foreign
office has forwarded to the State depart
ment at Washington a complete statement
of the French claims against Venezuela, so
that French Interests may be considered
when Mr. Bowen takes up the general so
lution of the Venezuelan affair.
BERLIN, Jan. 1. Baron von Sternberg,
the newly appointed charge d'affaires of
Germany at Washington, spent the greater
part of the day at the Foreign office. He
probably will be received by the emperor
In the course oj an interview tonight be
Onp of my Immediate duties after Dre-
eentlng my credentials will be to Join In
the Venezuelan negotiations. Although this
question Is not susceptible to Instant set
tlement, itermany approaches it witn most
tolerant views, since President Castro hua
shown a willingness to recognize that we
have grievances. The Venezuelan affair
will cause no further dlmeulty If all the
persona concerned are of the Roosevelt
The Monroe doctrine is an unwritten law
with Americans, and President Roosevelt
Interprets It. ns he has on several oeea-
sloiis emphasized to the world, ns a meas
ure making for peace. As regards the
Venezuelan question, I trust confidently
in tne president a Bense ot Justice and in
the tact of his august advisors.
I'erhaps I am more optimistic about tho
situation ns a result of my personal knowl
edge of American customs. I lived there a
long time and my American friends openly
tell me tnat I am about as mucn oi an
American ae they are.
Well, I waa born in England, my mother
was English-Scotch, my wife comes from
so I suppose that with such relations, i
have a certain claim on America,
MISSIONARIES LEAVE FEZ
Rapidly Growlna; Hostile Sentiment
Compcla m Hasty Departure
' from the City.
LONDON, Jan. 15. Letters received here
recently from Fez, Morocco, say that the
rapidly growing anti-European sentiment
necessitated the hurried departure from
that city of the American missionary, Mr.
Simpson, and bis wife and three English
For three days prior to their departure
the women were openly cursed In the
streets, the Moors shouting as they passed,
"What's this filth In our streets?" -
Wnen the American missionaries from
Mequlnes arrived at Fez, the Moors ex
claimed: "Oh, God; we thought they were
sending the cursed dogs from us, but they
are coming back."
Subsequently a body of armed mountain
eem met tne women and wheeled around
and cursed them In chorus. The mission-
anes were especially urged irom autnonta.
tive quarters to leave as soon as posalble.
Mr. . and Mrs. Simpson Intend to remain
at Tangier for the present.
mgier tor ins present.
NGIER, Morocco, Jan. 15. Advices re-
d here from Fez are to the effect that
U nere irOm Fez STB lO '.US died Uai
there la no nrobabilitv of the nronosed ex-
pedUlon against the pretenderK dls-!
pedltlon against the pretender being qis
patched until the sultan musters a large
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force, which he will lead personally.
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ueiween ine ncuuui uuisiuv iiugicr, uio
house of a British subject was threatened
troops to protect this property, whereupon
the assailants retired.
The Imperial troops fired one village.
Most of the Europeans now In Tangier fol
lowed today's operations on horseback.
CARDINAL PAROCCHI IS DEAD
Death Removes Prelate Conaldered to
Be the Moat Likely gncceaaor
to Pope Leo.
ROME. Jan. 15. Cardinal Lucldo Mary
Parocchl. subdean ot the sacred college and
vice chancellor of the Catholic Church, died
today of heart disease. He was born In
1833, was of Italian nationality and was
created a cardinal In 1877. ,
The death of Cardinal Parocchl removes
one of the prelates cons dered to be the
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most 1 kely to succeed Pope Leo. There
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was always cons derable frlctlou between
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the pope and Cardinal Parocchl on this ac-
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count, and It led to the unprecedented step
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of the pontiff in removing the cardinal from
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IUB pUBi VI Tllgr Oil IIOI1IU uctauoa, .a
thought, he too openly posed as tbe future
Nevertheless, the pope was deeply affected
by Cardinal Parocchl's death. He knelt in
prayer and exclaimed, "These frequent
deaths have made me feel quite an old
ONLY BULLETINS ON SHIPS
Scheme to Publish Marconi Xevre
papcra la Too Klaborata to
Be I ndrrtaVeu.
LONDON. Jan. 15. The announcement
that arrangements bad been made to publish
daily papers on Atlantic steamships sup
piled with the wlreleas telegraph seems to
be founded on a plan which goes into effect
within a fortnight, to send news bulletins
to certain steamers approaching tha coast.
These messages will ba sent from a wire
less station now nearly completed at Brow
Head. Tbe Marconi company will only un
dertake to send messages distances ot forty
miles seaward, and for the present at least
there will be no dally newspapers published
on ships. News bulletins will simply be
displayed In various parts of the steamers.
Inventor Dies In Asylum.
PARIS, Jan. 15. M. Goubet. the Inventor
of ths submarine torpedo boat bearing bis
name, who, as announced January 12, was
recently confined la an asylum for the 1a
I sane. Is dii;
FEID ENDS IN A TRAGEDY
Lieutenant Gofernor T.llman Bhoots Ed
itor Gonzales on Strest.
WILDEST EXCITEMENT IN COLUMBIA
Wmnlfil Hits U Ha Id to Be on tbe
Verne of Death and Ilia Friends
''f. "hreuten to Mete Out Venae-
j, -nee Upon Hla Slayer.
COLU. ' ' Jan. 15. In the shadow
of the Souths, 1 statchouee the lieu
tenant governoi. iinn II. Tillman, this
afternoon shot and probably mortally
wounded Narclsso Gonzales, founder and
editor of the Columbia State, a newspaper
which has since its inception bitterly op
rosed the Tillman faction In South Caro
The two men have been sworn enemies
for some years and Tillman's animosity
was accentuated by Gonzales' pronounced
editorial opposition to him as a candidate
for the nomination during last fall's pri
mary. In that connection Gonzales made
an editorial reference to Tollman as a liar,
scoundrel and a debauchee. A challenge
to a duel followed, but Gonxalea Ignored It.
IMstola to Mettle Ford.
It Is rumored that the Immediate cause
of the attack was a message sent yester
day by Gonzales to Tillman. Last night at
the Columbia hotel Lieutenant Governor
Tillman said to a group of his friends:
"Gonzales has sent me word that when
we meet again we shall settle our diffi
culties with pistols."
Gonzales' friends deny that be sent a
message of any character to Tillman. State
ments of eyewitnesses to the tragedy are
somewhat conflicting and It cannot be
stated positively whether or not any words
passed between the men before the shot
The condition of the wounded man late
tonight was regarded by the surgeons as
critical. Tillman was arrested and Is con
fined In the county Jail pending the out- !
come. The affair caused great excitement
In the city, which Is filled with politicians
who are here to participate In the Inaugu-
ration of the new state governor. Lieu- '
tenant Governor Tillman's term will ex
plre within a few days.
Editor Gonzales was on his way borne to
dinner from his office when he met Mr. I
Tillman. Mr. Tillman was accompanied
by two state senators.
It is said not a word was spoken as the
editor and the lieutenant governor met face j
to face. Tillman Instantly drew a revolver, i
It Is said by eye witnesses, and, placing It
close to the body of Gonzales, fired without
a word being spoken.
Gonzales staggered and then, catching
bis balance, turned toward the man who
bad shot him. Tillman bad the smoking
revolver In bis hand with the muzzle point
ing at the wounded man.
"Coward!" shouted Gonzales, as be was
caught by parties who had rushed to bis
Lieutenant Governor Tillman was Imme
diately placed under arrest and Mr. Gon
zales was hurriedly carried to th office
of the Columbia State, where medical aid
In the city the wildest excitement pre
vailed and thousands congregated at the
scene of the shooting and at the news
Mr. Gonzales at 8 o'clock was still In his
office. He is perfectly rational and de
clares be has given no recent offense for
Wound la Very Rerlous.
Arrangements were then made to carry
him to the hospital, where the wound will
be probed. It Is Dot known as yet whether
the bullet-entered the Intestines and the
abdominal cavity. From a hurried exam-
Inatlftn tinw.imp IKa vminil la ..an .Hail
as very serious.
. Tne bullet entered the right side- and
came out on the left side, passing entirely
through the body.
Thnilffh daBnArotal mrntinAaA nnni.la.
displayed wonderful nerve. When he
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f h.0t wUbowut Provctlon' He h" been
lnformed thal the nalure o. h WOUnd is
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serious, uui no is cueenui aiiu eu-
couragell tho.e about t0 hope for tne
,;bell Tillman Is under arrest. He declines
to make any atatement at this time for
Physicians report that Gonzales' wound
may prove fatal.
Trouble Brewing for Iiosg Trlnl.
The 111 feeling between Lieutenant Gov
ernor Tillman and Editor Gonzales has
been brewing tor some time and followed
a severe denunciation of Tillman which
Gonzales made In the columns ot his paper
and cn the stump throughout the state.
The trouble between the two men, how
ever, grew out of a fight between Senator
B. K. Tillman and Senator McLaurln on
the floor of the United States senate.
Major Micah Jenkins, who had served
with Roosevelt's rough riders in Cuba and
who bad von a record tor oravery and
merit, waa to have been presented with a
sword by the people of South Carolina in
recognition ot his courage and and the
an.A hlAh ha hmA u.nn hi. -, . . M
the Spanish war. The presentation was to
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have been made by Lieutenant Governor-
elect Tillman, who today shot Gonzales,
i When President Roosevelt withdrew his
i Invitation to a state dinner In Waahlng-
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i ton, which he had sent to Senator Tillman,
because the latter had assaulted Senator
McLaurln In the United States senate,
Lieutenant Governor Tillman refused to
present tbe sword to Lieutenant Jenkins.
Wildest Excitement Prevails.
Mr. Gonzales took up the matter through
the columns of the Dally State and bitterly
denounced Lieutenant Governor Tillman.
He repeated tbe denunciations made previ
ously on many different occasions and even
dared Mr. Tillman to deny the charges
which he had made.
The charges Gonzales made were spread
all over the south and made a deep sensa
tion, many uncomplimentary remarks be
ing made in the press of the country be
cause Tillman did not resent the charges.
Both Gonzales and Tillman have boats of
friends and more trouble may follow to
day's affair. Gonzales comes from a fam
ily noted in this section of the country
for courage and nerve.
Gonzales himself went to Cuba before
the Spanish-American war and enlisted as
a scout with General Gomes, doing notable
work for the Insurgent army. He is an
Surgeons performed an operation upon,
OouzaUs at the city hospital late this even
ing. The operation was regarded as suc
cessful, but in the Judgment of the physi
cian! he has cnly one chance in five of liv
ing. His habits of life, however, are stated
to be greatly in his favor. Tbe wound is
an ugly one, the liver and Intestines being
Continued oa Second Pag-)
SAY COMBINE IS FOUND
fhlcaaro Grand Jury Clalma to Dis
cover Illegal Coal Agree-meat.
CHICAGO, Jan. 15. On new developments
In the coal investigation the grand Jury
has widened its scope of Inquiry. On In
formation received late yesterday sub- j
poenas have been sent to the sheriff ot
Sangamon county for the .appearance before
It of Charles A. Starne of the Vlrden Coal
company and the West End Coal company
of Springfield, Terrence Casey ot the Wil
liams, 111., Coal company, and L. W. Sen.
seney ot the Alton Auburn company at
The evidence of the men from the Spring
field districts will form the connecting link
In the chain of evidence showing agree,
ments between the operators of Illinois and
Indiana. Several witnesses summoned for
yesterday were heard today, after which
the grand Jury turned Its attention to the
volume of documentary evidence.
NEW YORK, Jan. 15 On account of the
coal shortage the University of Pennsyl
vania was in darkness last night. It coal
cannot be obtained today the Institution
will be compelled to close and 8.000 stu
dents will be out of classes. There Is
also danger of cold to the 500 patients In
the university hospital.
An Inventory taken to day at the Brook
lyn Navy yard disclosed the tact that there
Is only enough coal on band to last five
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15. Before the sen
ate committee on the District ot Columbia
President McFarland of the tord of Dis
trict Commissioners testified today that on
account of the price of coal the district
would be compelled to ask to have the ap
propriation for fuel for schools doubled.
He said that the district was now paying
$9 a ton for bituminous coal.
C. M. Wilson ot this city said he had
purchased bituminous coal at Cumberland,
Md., at $3.60 per ton, but bad difficulty in
getting the coal shipped.
During the hearing a letter was read
from President Loree of the Baltimore &
Ohio Railroad company saying that as his
company Is only a shipper of coal and not
a miner he was unable to give any lnforma
tlon that would throw light on the sltua
tlon. He expressed a willingness to co
operate with the people of Washington In
securing adequate coal supply tor the city.
LONDON, Jan. 15. No large orders for
! coal have yet been received from America.
The most Important bouse do not expect
large exports ot coal to the United States.
They believe that Canadian coal will chtcOy
benefit by the rebate duties. It Is added
that nearly all the British coal heretofore
sent to America was ordered by speculators,
the leading American merchants not being
buyers on account of the length of time
required to secure large shipments from
Later In the day It was announced that
the price of coal bad advanced 12 cents per
ton at the pit banks, partially due t the
cold weather demanda and partly to in
creasing orders in view of the coal situa
tion in America.
According to cables received In Liverpool
from America no further orders tor coal
will be booked at present, the belief being
that the orders already ,Utfd will eusa
a serious congestion and expensive delay In
shipping to American ports.
DISEASE WILL CURB TRUSTS
Dolllver flaya Msgsstei Will Die or
Go to Hospital In Twenty
NEW YORK. Jan. 15. United States Sen
ator J. P. Dolllver of Iowa was one of the
speakers at a dinner given tonight under
the auspices of the Nineteenth Assembly
, District Republican club. Among other
I guests were General Joseph Wheeler of
I Alabama, former Governor Frank 8. Black,
1 fnit.i.iiaaiTi.ii lama. 17 WatBAii fit fnitl.nfl
, State Senator T. A. Ellsworth, Collector of
the Port M. N. Stranahan and Surveyor of
, the Port J. 8. Clarkson
Senator DoIUver. In a neat speech which
1 aall el nn 1 1 r with nnnmlK enntltlnn
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in the United States, said there was noiLt h.n h... .iinin.i.,1 .nil .1 ik. i.i
. . u,,. , -,, . I ment had been eliminated and at the meet
am il alrnal a Ola teitsts
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! Th Poor aml th8 ch,,dren of the Poor'
1 be said, "have more chance today than
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, ever iney naa Deiore. vvuuin iweuiy years
every truBt maKnat9 of today wU, be dead
: or in a sanitarium for nervous diseases
; and the world will be looking out for
trained men to do the world's work."
NO NEWS YET OF ST. LOUIS
Stormy Weather and l.eaky Boilers
Are Probable Causes of
NEW YORK. Jan. 15. Up to midnight no
news has been received of the American
crowds of inquirers called at the offlcea of
the company, where the agents took a
cheerful view and assured all that there
was no need for alarm.
Clement A. Grlscom, president of ths line,
has issued the following statement:
There Is no apprehension whatever felt
about the ship, as several causes have con
tributed to its delay. It did not leave
Cherbourg until Sunday forenoon, nearly
sixteen hours late, and according to Its
average speed for the lajst few voyages waa
not due here until Tuesday. Furthermore,
most Incoming ships are a day late and re
port heavy weather.
It la known the ship's boilers are not In
good condition, and it haa to be towed down
at trie ena oi uie present voyage lor re
pairs. TRIES TO GET WIFE'S CASH
Boy Husband liaises t heck Given
Him by Ilia Elderly Help
mate. ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Jan. 15. George E.
Dust, aged 21, of Garrettsburg, Mo., who
recently married Mrs. Mary Greenard, aged
60, a wealthy widow, was arrested today on
a charge or raising a check to S20,000.
His wife claimed to have given him one
for $20. Mrs. Dust, however, relented, re
fused to prosecute her youthful husband
and took him home with her.
LAKE BOATS CAUGHT IN ICE
Steamers Bonnd from Grand Haven
to Mlchlaaa Imprisoned by
GRAND HAVEN. Mich.. Jsn. 15. The
steamers Nyack and Naomi, which ply be
tween this point and Milwaukee, have been
caught in tbe ice off Grand Haven for two
days. Tbe steamers carry passengers. A
tug haa been summoned from Milwaukee
to assist in releasing them.
May Yoke Discounts Claim.
LONDON. Jan. 15. The claim of May
Yoha (Mrs. Putnam Bradlee Strong) against
her former husband. Lord Hope, for flJ.Ouu
baa beea settled for fi.ooa.
DOUBT ABOUT LEASING BILL
Measure Likely to Be Defeated Un'e-s Leg
islature Talcss Action,
ANTI-TRUST BILL IS SHALLENBERGER'S
Mllltla BUI orr In Conference nnd
Practically Certain to Become
Law Hontlne ot the
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15. (Special Tele
gram.) Unless the legislature of Nebraska
memorializes congress to pass the land
leasing bill Introduced by Senator Diet
rich there is considerable doubt whether
the Nebraska delegation In congress will
stand as a unit for the measure, as at first Thursday afternoon W. H. Green will go
Intimated. Mr. Shallenberger Is opposed to ' to Lincoln today to have Introduced In tho
the twenty-section feature of the bill. He , legislature a Joint resolution to provide
contends that the maximum of leasehold : for a constitutional amendment to permit
should be still further reduced and Is In j the enactment of a law combining the gov
favor of five sections as the limit to be rrnmrnts of tho city of Omaha and Doug
luascd Instead of twenty, as the bill pro- las county. The resolution to be introduced
vldes. It Is doubted, however, whether I was discussed at length by the committee
Mr. Shallcnberger's objections will carry and It was decided. In the absence of John
much weight. In view of the fact that a
number of his suggestions looking to safe-
guarding provisions of the bill were ac-
cepted wben the conference of the Nebraska i
delegation waa held.
A meeting of the public lands committee
of the senate will be held tomorrow for tho
purpose of considering Senator Dietrich's
bill, and in view of the action of tho dele
gat Ion It Is expected that a favorable re.
port will be made.
Bryan Not Ita Author.
Representative Shallenberger, whose anti
trust bill has been the subject ot consid
erable attention at the bands of the eastern
press, some of the newspapers going so
far as to charge Mr. Shallenberger with
having Introduced an anti-trust, measure
drawn by Mr. William Jennings Bryan, said
today that Mr. Bryan had no direct or in.
direct connection with the measure; that
while the question of requiring a license
from corporations doing an Interstate busi
ness has been advocated by Mr. Bryan, the
section In Mr. Shallenberger's bill is his
own and he alone is responsible for this
measure. Mr. Shallenberger said tonight
that bis recommendation Is directly in line
with the democratic platform and applies
a remedy for correcting the evil of trusts
by taxation rather than by tinea and pen.
altles, believing that taxation is more cer
tain to be enforced.
Senator Dietrich today recommended the
appointment of Dr. J. W. Haughey as a
member of the Board of Pension Examiners
at Aurora, to succeed Dr. Knight, who has
Request for Bntter Jndare.
S. C. Boasett, secretary of the Dairy
men's association of Nebraska, has written
a letter to Senator Dietrich asking the de
tail of W. D. Collier, a dairy expert, to
Judge butter at the forthcoming exhibit at
Lincoln on the 22d and 23d of January.
Senator Dietrich called the matter of the
recommendation of Mr. Collier to the at
tention of the secretary of agriculture, but
waa informed, by Secretary Wilson that in
view of the number of applications be bad
be could not decide as to who would be aent
to Lincoln to attend the forthcoming ex
hibit. Mllltla Bill In Conference.
The mllltla bill, which has passed the
senate and la now In the committee on con
ference, will become a law in the very near
future. The senate struck out section 24
ot the bill, which Is the section providing
for the national volunteer reserve and
which came originally from the War de
partment. It added a section providing
that those who are members of religious
sects be exempted from serving In the
mllltla or any other army or volunteer
forces of the United States.
The bill as it has passed Is regarded as a
signal victory for Representatives Dick of
Ohio and Stark of Nebraska. Every fea-
; ture of the bill as it now stands was sug
fc ,w0 KPIlt,cmen. Tha ,Ug-
t Inn a that eamA frnm thai Wai flonort
, jng of the committee this morning It was
unanimously agreed to concur In the sen-
ate amendments. It I. expected, therefore,
" tlw .... ,. .' tomorrow
'that the bill will pass the House tomorrow
Lieutenant W. G. Doane, U. S. A., is in
Washington on a visit to bis brother, Guy
Senator Millard returned from the west
The South Dakota delegation In congress
today recommended the reappointment of
James B. Barker as postmaster at Rapid
City, S. D.
Senator Gamble today Introduced a bill
to authorize the construction of a bridge
across the Missouri river between the city
of Chamberlain, in Brule county, and Ly
man county, in South Dakota. Tbe pro-
posed bridge shall be constructed to pro
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vide for the passage ot wagons and vehicles
of all kinds and fool passengers.
Routine of Depnrtmenta.
A postofflce hss been established at Matt-
land, Lawrence county, 8. D., with Daniel
D. Farnam as postmaster.
The postofflce at Menter, Bremer county,
la., has been discontinued; mail to Sumner.
J lie JlUrkllJ.ni. 1 l nrui.ana n J ,
will be allowed one additional letter car
rier on February 2.
The comptroller of the currency has ap
proved the application of the Doon Sav
ings bank of Doon, la., to be converted into
the First National bank ot Doon, with a
capital ot $25,000.
riiils were opened today at tbe Treasury
department for the construction of the
public building at Norfolk, Neb. Ths bid
ders were as follows: J. H. Masse, South
Omaha, $88,510; John B. Harmann, Norfolk,
$64,695; Congress Construction company,
Pcstmasfers appointed: Iowa Samuel J.
King, Mllnerville. Plymouth county. Wy
omingSamuel Nlbart, Bitter Creek,
Those rural free delivery routes will be
established In Iowa, March 2: Castaloa,
Winneshiek county, one route; are cov
ered, twenty square miles; populatU a, 500.
Floyd, Floyd county, three routes; area
covered, sixty-one square miles; popula
tion, 1,150. Monona, Clayton county, three
routes; area covered, fifty-seven square
miles; population, 1,575. Rlcevllle, Mitch
ell county, four routes; area covered, seventy-one
square miles; population, 1,775.
FORGERY OUSTS ATTORNEY
Montnna Supreme Court Dleara Man
Who Blg-ned Bogus Name to
HELENA, Mont., Jan. 15. The supreme
court today disbarred County Attorney F.
C. Woodward of Carbon county, who was
charged with having forged the name of
Fox at Fox, attorneys of Red Lodge, to a
letter of recommendation.
CONDITION 0F THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska- 'ilr Friday and
Saturday; Colder Saturday.
Temperature at (imnha yeaterdnyt
Ilonr. Den. Ilonr. Drat.
ft a. m Hi 1 p. m
a. in :tl II P. hi '
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11 n. m ilH T p. m 4 1
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TO CREATE GREATER" OMAHA
Inltlnl KfTort to Secure Constitu
tional Amendment 'Will Be
Taken at Once.
As the reult of the meeting of the com
mittee of fifteen at the Commercial club
l. Webster, who held a dl"erent view, that
the consolidation of the government could
not be accomnlished without the amend-
ment. The amendment is to article 10 of '
the constitution, and, after quoting tho within the corporate limits of ths city In
present terms, continues: I stead of having to accept the figures ot
Provided, That where mure than one- j the Slate Board of Equalization, as the
half of the inhabitant of any county shall present law provides, has impressed llselt
ortn.z"dhc:.vhh7,rglsra!L7e,V,ly:Uby ! V0" -"tT legislative dele-
law, provide for the creation of such terri- gntlon with sufllclont force to Impel the
tory an may be designated within said ( Introduction of a bill In the house for
r.""?: J"'. ..r.,:!",.,'..f.l,,v Un t0 Uh' change 1 statutes.
and to ne governed 'by one set "of officers;
nnd the outlying territory. If any there I
be, of any such county, may. by legislative
act. be atiaehcd to the adjacent county or
counties without the vote of the Inhali-
Hants, and to such new municipal organ- j
mav be granted and regulated by law.
I'pon the division of any county under tins
provision the sections so separated shall
eacn pay Its just proportion or trie g'-nei
indebtedness, to be ascertained and r
vlded for as may by law be determined.
No othrr section of the present larv Is ,
amended except tho last, which r-ovldes (
for the submission of tho prrposcd change .
to tho voters of the territory to be nf
fected. The resolution was given unani
mous indorsement and the efforts of the
members of the committee will be centered
upon its adoption.
OMAHA IN HORSE SHOW CIRCUIT
Comes In After IlenTcr Meeting; and
Lasts Three Days, Commenc
ing: September 8.
KANSAS CITY. Jan. 15. (Special Tele
gram.) At a meeting of the Southwestern
Horse Show Circuit association today, with
twenty-one cities represented, tho name of
the association was changed to the Ameri
can Horse Show Circuit association. Mor
ton Levering of Lafayette, Ind., was elected
president and A. E. Ashbrook of Kansas
City, secretary. F. A. NaBh of Omaha was
elected one of the board of governors. Tho
following are tJv dates ssgecdi Ban .An
tonio, April 8, 9. 10; Houston, April 21 to
24; Fort Worth, April 8 to May 1; Dallas,
May 6 to 8; Dallas, May 12 to 15; Paris,
May 19 to 21; Little Rock, May 27 to 30;
Milwaukee, July 1 to 4; St. Paul, July 7 to
10; Minneapolis, July 14 to 17; Salt Lake,
August 4 to 7: Denver, August 18 to 21;
Omaha, September 8 to 11; Des Moines,
September 15 to 18; Indianapolis, September
22 to 25; Louisville, September 29 to Oc
tober S; Nashville, October 6 to 9; Atlanta,
October 13 to 16; Kansas City, October 19
ASKS GAS COMPANY TO PAY
Relative of Peer Kelson Wanta Dam
ages for Hla Death In Gna
Hannab Nelson as administratrix of the
estate of Peter Nelson, who died of as
phyxiation in a gas main ditch at Thirty
eighth and Jackson streets September 18, la
suing the Omaha Gas company, which em
ployed Nolson, for 85,000. She alleges that
tbe company's foreman, Carl Heist rom, had
required that Nelson work in a small tun
nel five feet under the pavement and that
the tapping machine supplied him was de
fective In that the rubber collar relied upon
to prevent the escape of gas when the main
was perforated waa old and rotten and did
not give the protection required by the
GREAT WESTERN COMES SOON
Files Ita Artlclea of Incorporation
with a Promise to It each
Omaha by June.
Articles of incorporation for Nebraska
have been filed at Lincoln by the Chicago
Great Western railway, by Attorney W. D.
The action Is taken to be an earnest of
the company's Intention to secure terminal
facilities on the Omaha side of the river,
and Judge McHugh stated after making
I th- iin- ,h.t it is oractlrallv certain that
I ,na road'B entry here will not be later
than June ot the present year.
AUDITORIUM J3UILDING BIDS
Offers for Pnttlna; Ip Superstructure
Referred to Architect for
The members of the Omaha Auditorium
committee met last evening at the Omaha
club. Bids for the construction of the
superstructure of tbe building were opened
and referred to the architect for tabula
tion. They will be acted on next week.
RIFLE RANGE FOR OMAHA
Secretary Root Aaka Coaareas to Au
thorise I.eaae of Part of Win.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15. The secretary
of war has submitted to congress sn esti
mate for $1,000 for one year's lease of a
tret of land on the Winnebago reserva
tion for use as a rifle range for the sol
diers at Fort Crook, Omaha, with the priv
ilege of extending the lease for five years.
Tragedy In a Kitchen.
KAN8X8 CITY, Jan 15 In the kitchen
of the Washington hotel. C. i'osten, a pan
Hahhvr, fchot fiu Oiaser, the third rook,
twice, the outcome of a quarrel. Glezer
dlw) on tha way to the City hoapital.
I'osten was arretted.
Movements of Ocean easels Jan. IB.
At New York Arrived: Lauretitlan, from
At I jverpool Arrived: Teutonic, from
At K.i n Franclaco Aalled: Rlgel, for
At Havre "Urd: La Lorraine, from
RAILROAD TAX BILL
Douglas Delegation Intrsluces Measure to
Amond the City Charter.
ASSESSMENT BY TAX COMMISSIONER
Lancaster and Other Members Izpected to
Support the Meajure,
DEBATE STARTS ON SEARS' RESOLUTION
Matter is Finally Postponed Without Aotion
NO OPEN OPPOSITION TO IT IS LIKELY
Sentiment In Kavor of Bevenne Iea
lalatlnn and Wiping- Ont of Stnte
Debt Too Mrong to An
taaonlse. (From aftaff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 15. (Special.) The per
sistent popular demand that Omaha's tss
commissioner be empowered to make his
own assessment on tho railroad property
Ten Eyck, who presided at that secret
council of the Douglas men the other night,
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Introduced the bill. It provides for the
repeal of that provision In the city charter
0f Omaha requiring the tax commissioner
a'-c,"t hP va,u"n nJ -.ment of
railroad property in the city limits as
flxr(1 l)y tnn gtllte board. It Is understood
that the delegation, after reviewing the
situation and getting Its bearing as to the
relative strength of the factions fsvorlna
Bn(1 opposing this tmoortant nronosltlon.
dt.,.d0li that it would be best, for obvious
r0af)Onai , oni airt t0 thi, demand.
While It t of course too early to predict
the outcome of any bill, the general Im
pression is that, this measure will pass. It
will have tho support not only ot the men
from Douglas county, but those from Lan
caster as w?ll, aa there Is a strong demand
in Lincoln for Just this sort ot a law, and
of course other strength can be rolled on.
Tho commercial Interests of Lincoln are
earnestly appealing to tho home delegation
In both houses to do all in its power to
secure the enactment of a law such as Is
contemplated In tho Ten Eyck bill, and
while no promises have yet been given, it
is believed here In Lincoln that tbe Lan
caster delegation will not fail to Join hands
with Ita colleagues from Douglaa In the
earnest support of this or some similar
Bill to Repeal Tnx Limit.
Ten Eyck Is tho author ot another bill
of more than passing Interest. It contem
plates the rere.J of the Umi; on r.tote
taxes for the general, sinking or school
fund. The limit on the general fund levy
now is 6 mills, on the school fund H mill
and on the sinking fund 4 of a mill.
Douglas of Knox drew attention to the
introduction today ot a bill providing for
the repeal of the limitation to two-thirds
of the capital stock of the indebtedness to
be contracted by railroad, insurance, bond
and trust companies.
Hears Defends Resolution.
The Initial debate of the session In ths
house was precipitated today, v. hen Sears
of Burt called up his resolution of the
previous day provoking the passage of any
public building appropriation b:.i before the
enactment of a revenue law pro, .ding am
plo means of releasing the state from its
present enormous debt and raising by taxa
tion money enough to ueet tho various
appropriations referred to. Having moved
Its adoption, the former speaker made a
forcible and lmprerslve speech In ita sup
port. He defended his resolution largely,
on constitutional grounds, holding that as
the state's limit of Indebtedness already had
been exceeded by the startling sum ot
$1,900,000, retrenchment was imperative.
He sought to block tbe way of no worthy
appropriation measure, but Insisted that it
was not compatible with the principles ot
wise and economic legislation to proceed
with the Introduction of appropriation bills
whllo the state was groaning under tbts
tremendous debt of nearly $2,000,000 aad
no provision was made for meeting the new
Sv.ee iy of Adams wanted the Sears reso
lution postponed for tea days, in tbe mean
time resting in hands of the Judiciary com
mittee, but this was objected to by tbe
chairman of that committee, Nelson of
Douglas, Gregg ot Wayno and Thompson
of Merrick, who favored a motion of Gregg
that the matter go over until Friday only,
when It be taken un as the special order.
Sweezy afterward assented to this aad.
expla'nlng his views in private later on,
"I am not opposed to Sears' resolution,
but on tbe other hand, am heartily In
favor of something of that kind. I realize
as much as anyone that revenue legislation
must take precedence over almost every
thing else, and that some wise and ade
quate means must be afforded this state
for release from this big debt. My pur.
pose in making this move was to give every
member In the bouse ample time to reflect
on this matter, since it is fraught with
such grave consequences. My plan Is te
go slow In everything that pertains to the
slate's Interests, and especially do I ad
here to that policy In this rase. Then,
secondarily, I represent a people out there
at Hastings who are mighty anxious for
Improvements on tbe Insane asylum and
want money to make those Improvements.
So I was afraid If I voted for Sears' motion
today I might Jeopardize my own Inter
ests." Lively Debate Kxoerted.
The Sears' resolution therefore comes up
in the bouse tomorrow, wben some lively
debates iriay be expected. Yet there is no
pervalling sentimeut to indicate that this
or some resolution very similar, will not
make its way through the house. It has
been pretty generally conceeded that, as Mr.
Bears says, this action is necessary at this
time as a salutary guide and foundation fcr
subsequent legislation. Tbe conviction of
the Imperative necessity tor Immediate
remedies of tbe state's financial Ills mani
festly is deep-eated and general and It is
evident that it would require a pretty
courageous spirit to take the lead against
this movement. There are certain Influ
ences at work to this end, though. That
terms as generally settled as does ths
other fact. Yet It appears that the launch
ing of anything like open and, avowed op
position on the floor of either bouse would
be too barazdoua for any member to under
take. Senator Hall of Douglaa presided today
for a while la the upper bouse. One at the
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