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TltE OMAHA DAILY BFAZ: FKIDAY. JANUAUY 1G, 1000.
BARRELS GIVE UP MILLARD
Cauoot Ajrea with Sorj Hain to late
WILL SERVE LAST MEAL JANUARY 31
On arm Mad 1 hen Have AaaXtaer
Trianl Heady ' lermlt Fa
mows Old flone to Go Dark
Th present expectation ii that breakfast
the inuralng of January 31 will be the laat
meal served In the Millard hottl by J. E.
Markrl & Son. I'nless the heirs of I'aul
J. 8org, late of Mlddlrton, O , find another
tenant before tbat date the famous old
house, first opened In July, 1882, and under
Market management almost ever since that
date, must close for a time, at least.
The reasons were thua recounted yester
day by J. E. Market, after he bad decided
upon his course:
"The Rrrg heirs wanted me to renew my
lease with a provision for paying 18,000
per year rental and I to keep up the re
pairs. Last year the repairs were $S,000,
and I estimate that thin year they may be
equally expensive, hence 1 felt I could not
renew at that figure, and made them a
proposition to pay $4,sno and do my own
repairing. Tbry declined thlB, and so we
simply couldn't get together. Now,, 1
wouldn't agree to terms that I would have
accepted twenty-four hours ago.
Market's Plana for Fatarev
"I shall continue my residence In Omaha,
rooming perhaps at the Her Grand the
rest of the winter, and shall devote my
entire time to our railroad catering. My
aon,.Pryor, who has been the other mem
ber of the firm since 18!4, will continue at
the Kansas City end of the business. What
the Borg heirs Intend to do I don't know,
but presume they are negotiating for an
other tenant. They made overtures to the
iJeans of the Baltimore In Kansss City, I
understand, which may account for the
visit of Willis Wood last Sunday. How
ever, If I am correctly Informed, the Deans
turned down their proposition. The Sorg
heirs will have the ground, 154 feet on
Douglas and 132 on Thirteenth, the build
ing, containing about 140 guest rooms, and
alo the furnishings of the bouse. We step
History of the Home.
Of the, history of the house Mr. Market
"Sam Shears, Thomas Swobe and J, as the
Hotel Association of Omaha, bought' the
ground, built the house and opened it in
July, 18S2. In 1886 Shears retired. In 1891
Bwobe and I sold the grouLd to Paul J.
Borg (or $200,000 and took a ninety-nine-year
lease on It at ( per cent net. April
1, 1802, I sold my interest In the furniture
and my Interest tn the leasehold for ten
years to Swobe. October la, 18U4. the Sorgs
were preparing to oust Svobe because be
was $20,1)00 In arrears for rent, and I
stepped in and shouldered the burden.
Eventually I found I could not pay the
$12,000 rental and pay on the old Indebted
ness, and finally that I could not pay even
$lo.OOO rental, to which figure It bad been
reduced by that time. Then followed the
litigation of last winter, which terminated
In my taking hold another year at $8,000.
The year is up this month and I prefer to
step out rather than continue at the old
figure with the burden of keeping up the
' In response to a telegram from The Bee,
Mr. Al Dean of Kansas City saldrlast night
that neither he nor his company eontem
' plated faking the Millard hdtel property.
TELLS STORY OF MARTINIQUE
Fraak' It. Roberaon, Formerly of
Omaha, Describes aad Pletares
the Volramlo Work.
Before an audience which filled Boyd's
theater to its capacity Prank R. Roberson
gave a stereoptlcon lecture last night on
the Isle of Martinique and its rectal de
vastation by the eruptions of Mount Pelee.
This address was the third event In the
Young Men's Christian association lecture
' course for the current season. Interest
in the speaker was especially keen, because
"ha ta a former Omahan, and at one time
was actively connected with the association
here as an assistant secretary.
Mr. Roherson's views were remarkable
for their beauty, their appropriateness and
the wisdom of their selection, being an ed
ucation tn themselves. He was a member,
of the party which went south In May last
to Martinique on the transport which Pres-
' tdent Roosevelt sent out with supplies and
food tor . the sufferers. He secured the
views at that time. The speaker said,
among other things:
"Martinique Is forty-five miles long and
eighteen miles across at Its widest place.
On the 1st of May last Its population was
105,000 souls. Now It Is 8,000. The largest,
city is 8t. Pierre, whictubefor the erup
tions had a population of 41,000; every one
' of those Is gone. St. Pierre ta but four
miles and a half from Mount Pelee.
"Martinique Is French, yet the United
States sent thirty times as much money
and twenty-five times as much food to its
Id as any other nation. There was great
suffering, the people fighting for their food
like animals at the noonday distribution.
The misery was greatly allayed by what
Uncle Sam sent."
flrlevaaeo of CsmbiIuIss Merchants,
C1MOAOO, Jan. IS. The National League
of Commission, Merchants today devoted
- I. a attention to the advisability of taking
action against the express companies which
are said to lx competing with members of
their organisation. The expreos companies,
thev declare, bring In produce and sell to
dealer through their own agents at prices
that the commission men cannot meet.
Ahays tho Samo
fa) fl A
Tha Prlda of KihiauV.t
Bend Postal Card far New Broahur
which tells why
TONIC FOtf THE WEAK
AU Druggists or Direct
VAL. BLATI BlEWirta CO.. Milwaskee
lelB DfUo at. Tel. 0t.
BHITI OOVF. CUX sever -'!: lar ruy rrm
i. t'i iruo 4rluk. 1M spcMtlts tor u can
iiol fter ui irn diU rt'ma.lr. t)tva la M.y iw-i
Wllb. or OtttuvllftuaiMJ, ytt P41t: tut,-.r4, Si f
Kkoxutasi at McCwuucU jVrug iv Unmli4
GOULD R0ADSARE TO MERGE
Lawyers Are "eve Vaklasr the Final
Drafts for Charter ! Oreat
Wester May De la.
NEW YORK, Jan. 15. Ceorge J. Gould,
according to the American, his ordered his
attorney to make final drafui of the charter
for the securities company under which he
Is to collect ail hla railroad properties
east of the Mississippi.
The compsny will be organixed under
Pennsylvania laws, as Mr. Geuld believes
that by getting a charter In that state ha
will be in a better position to fight the
The capital named In the charter will be
nominal, but there will be a clause author
Ixlng its increase. The first move was to
take in the several small roads about
Pittsburg which, form the entrance to that
city. As the Wabash and other roads are
taken In from time to time the capital
will be Increased in proportion until, with
bonds. It reaches $300,000,000.
There will be no underwriting syndicate,
as a mere exchange of stock is contem
plated. While there Is no absolute statement from
an official to that effect. It Is Intimated
the Chicago Great Western, the Buffalo,
Rochester Pittsburg and the Wisconsin
Central will be found In the Gould com
pany. Vice President Oppenhelm of the
Chicago Great Western sailed from London
UTuesday for New York, bearing the pur
chased control of tbat road for some
body, presumably Mr. Gould.
As soon as the details of this eastern
company bave all been announced tho
securities company for the western Gould
roads will be Incorporated. But, first, the
consent of the Texas legislature Is wanted
to a consolidation of the Gould properties
In that state. This application la now
before the legislature.
The Missouri Pacific will be the central
feature of the western company,, while
others will be the Texas Pacific, St. Louis
Southwestern, Iron Mountain, Denver A
Rio Grande, Rio Grande Western, Inter
national sV Great Northern and other small
roads controlled by these.
It Is authoritatively denied that the
Goulds are buying Erie at present or that
they seek control of that road.
The Times Bays that negotiations are
pending which will result. In all probabil
ity. In the acquisition of a controlling in
terest In the Erie railroad by the Rock
Confirmation of this statement has been
obtained from a reliable banking authority
from whom It Is also learned that the firm
of J. P. Morgan & Co. has no objection
to the acquisition of the Erie by the Rock
Island, provided the price paid Is high
enough to be an incentive for such a trans
From this same authority comes the
statement that the Rock Island people are
anxious to secure an eastern outlet, and
tbat it Is merely a question of terms under
which the desl is to be concluded.
Benjamin P. Cheney, who Is one of the
largest dealers In Santa Fe stocks and
bonds, and who Is a stockholder and dl
rector In several lesser western roads. In
eluding the St. Louis A San Francisco,
baa arrived here via Panama. In an in
terview he said that he did not think the
Rock Island road waa trying to get control
of the Santa Fe.
He would not be surprised to see the
completion of the Stllwell road from Kan
sas uity to Topolobampo, but could say
nothing definite about the extension of
the St Louis San Francisco to this coast
The report that Rock Island interests
bave, been negotiating with J. P. Morgan tt
Co. for the purchase of the Erie railroad
was dented today ?y a member of Mr.
Morgan's firm. It was stated that there
were no negotiations and that Mr. Morgan
bad not seen reports of the Moore Interests
for some time.
BAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15. The Wells
Fargo Express company has ordered Its
agents to give the preference to the Pa
clflo Express over all other express com
panles In the routing of through business.
Tho Pacific JJxpress has Issued similar
Instructions to all of its agents. This la
In pursuance of a plan recently decided
upon by E. H. Harriman of New York
The Southern Pacific Is a large bolder of
Wells-Fargo stock and Mr. Harriman is a
director In the latter and chairman of Its
executive committee. The Union Pacific
Mr. Harriman and George Gould own the
Pacific. Express company.
While there Is no consolidation of offi
cers, stock or finances, there ta to be
community of business and the latter Is
looked upon as the forerunner of an actual
consolidation. It Is understood that -this
combine will soon swallow the Denver
Rio Grande Express, on the road of the
same name, the latter being a Gould line.
SAYS ROADS GAVE REBATES
Secret Service Agent Haa Strong- Evi
dence to Lay Before Interstate
CHICAGO, Jan. IB. The Record-Herald
tomorrow will sayi Alleged serious vio
lations of the Interstate commerce law by
eastern and western lines are to be Investi
gated by the Interstate Commerce commis
sion at another session In Chicago begin
ning next Tuesday.
J. F. Marchand. special secret agent of
lbs Commission, haa been In Chicago tor
the past week looking up evidence and It
Is understood he haa proof of a positive
character Involving the all roads In viola
tions of the law. .The breach la said to
have occurred In connection with the move
ment of foreigners going from their homes
in the west and northwest to their former
homes tn Europe.
It is stated that Mr. Marchand has the
evidence to prove that while the paasen
gers were charged the legal tariff to New
York, the steamship agents were paid re
bates of $4 per passenger. Those rebates
are said to nave been - the concessions
granted the steamship agencies for routing
business over the roads Involved.
Ths movement from the northwest
through Minneapolis and St. Paul alone
amounted to fully 5.000 people, making the
total commissions or rebates paid at least
RIO GRANDE MANAGER IS OUT
W. Egaa Reslsraa to
rado A Sonthern
DENVER, Colo.. Jan. IS. J. W. Egan
general superintendent of the Denver
Rio Grands rsilway, today resigned from
that position to become general superin
tendent of the Colorado A Southern.
Orea-aa Sow After Rata.
PORTLAND. Ore.. Jan. 15. A committee
of six, representing the engineers, firemen
conductors, brakemea- and trainmen, today
began a conference with officials of the
Oregon Filrod and Navigation company
over the question of wages. They ssk an
Increase of 20 per cent. It Is probable the
conference wilt last several days.
rhnrrh Clnhe Elect Officers.
PITTBBl'RG. Pa . Jan. IS At the cl.-sln
oritMon or the eleventh nit'onx! c.itf'-renc
of the rhurrh rluhs of Ice I rite, I t.n
here today ih viectlt.u u( t.r?;i:cre r-s.i:: u
i resident John a. tvmnur. Cincinnati: v I.
president. W. H. Singleton, Washington
U. C ; secretary-treasurer. Major laylo
THINKS RYAN IS THOMPSON
Jadgs Baldwin lelieTes Ee Recognises
Fate of Murderer.
PROSECUTION IS STILL UNWARRANTED
Chief Donahae loovlneed, bat Feels
Kot Jaatlfled la I ndertaklaat
t'oavlct loa oa the F.vldeaee
Sow at llaad.
After a long and careful scrutiny ef Dan
J. Ryan In Chief Donahue's office yesterday
afternoon Judge C. E. Baldwin expressed
himself as quite convinced, though not
unmistakably certain, that Ryan waa the
Charles Thompson who figured as principal
In the murder of William Nestle In the
Farnatn street alley, between Thirteenth
and Fourteenth streets. In 1889. Judge
Baldwin defended Reynolds, who was con
victed of being an accomplice of Thomp
son, and the latter was pointed out to the
judge by Reynolds at the time of the trial.
The Judge's statement further convinces
Chief Donahue that Ryan was Thompson,
yet the chief does not consider that a con
viction can be secured upon such evidence.
and, as the principal witnesses In the Rey
nolds case, including Reynolds himself,
have vanished, the police probably will not
undertake the conviction of Ryan for the
Some larelated History,
Incidental to the Inspection yesterday
afternoon. Judge. Baldwin related some un
known circumstances of the rather' famous
Reynolds trial, which was tn December,
1900. He staled tbat Reynolds told htm
that he had come to Omaha with Thomp
son from a grading camp and undertaken
the burglary of the shoe store, when NesMe,
a clerk, discovered them and gave chase
He stated that Thompson fired the fatal
shot back over his shoulder, random aim.
Furthermore, he stated that Thompson,
supposed to have fled the city, was then
in the courtroom watching the trial and In
dlcated the man so that Judge Baldwin
might bave a look at him. Reynolds would
not, however, even to save himself, tell the
story on the stand nor permit Thompson's
presence to be made known, and the Judge,
under the circumstances, felt duty-bound
to keep faith with his client until the ver
dict should be in. By tbat time Thompson
Judge's Description Fits.
The Judge still remembers the face and
feels very certain that he recognizes It on
Ryan's shoulders. He described the man
before he saw him yesterday and his de
scription fitted the Bertillon photograph
and measurements In all except weight.
Ryan, when brought from the county Jail
In Irons, and after being inspected by Judge
Baldwin, was questioned closely by Chief
Donahue. He again admitted having been
In Omaba fourteen years ago, but stated
tbat after working some time aa a dish
washer in Clark ft Anderson's restaurant
and at various graders' campo ue&r the
city he drifted to California and remained
there until recently, when he returned to
Omaha and was almost Immediately ar
rested on a charge of robbing- B. Bahnsen.
He denied ever having used the alias
"Thompson." and avers he never waa under
arrest before, though admitting his life has
been wrecked by drink.
Reynolds, whose parents sent $600 from
England to Baldwin to defend. him, was
seen last In Omaha shortly after his release
from prison. Ho than met Detective Sav
age on Jackson street and Informed him he
was going to Philadelphia to 'live and re
form. CURLERS PLAY FOR TROPtHIES
George Anderson Wins Trots Point
Medal for Seeoad Con see a
The; members of the Omaha Curling; club
met Wednesday morning at Cut Oft lake
unit nlnved ttt the comnetltlon for the
Troup Point medal and the cup presented
by P. L. Forgan. The curling atonea pre
sented by Thomas Kllpatrlck were not
played for, as the Ice became too soft to
admit of accurate playing.
Kluht entered the contest for the medal
and George Anderson won, R. 8. Melvln sec
ond, R. K. Patrick and James C. Lind
say tied for third place, James Bowie and
P. L. Forgan tied for fourth place, fol
lowed by W. J. lllslop and Thomas Mel
drum. The medal was donated In 1899 by
A. C. Troup, who wa then president, to
be played for annually and to become the
property of any member who won it three
times In succession. Qeorge Anderson won
it tho first year, 1X99. James C. Lindsay in
19U0. Thomae Melrtrum In luul. Ueorgo An-
eraon In 19U2 and Thus Mr. Anderson
has only to win it next year to have abso
lute ownership. It Is a gold medal em
blematic of the game, with goldenrod and
thlmle entwined around It.
W J. HIsIod won the Forgan cuo and It
becomes his own, as he has won It two
ars tn succession, wnicn were tne terms
of the gift, and tt had only been two
ears In existence.
It was very hard playing on poor Ice,
that Is, sott, or "drug." aa the curler call
tt. and the Kllcatiick. curling stones wl.l
be competed for at an early date, when con
ditions are better Tor the game.
An ordinary game was then played by two
rinks, or which Ueorge Anderson and W. J.
jriisiop were Kips. witn tne result that
Anderson's rink won easily, but tt was
conceded that It was one of the most en
Joyalile games the club has yet had, much
merriment being caused by the frantic and
neroic enorts to gee me stones up to tne
desired location through the soft, sticky
ice. Afterward the players enjoyed a sub
stantial repast, the coot being defrayed
principally uy tne winners.
FAVORITE STAYS AT POST
New Orleaas Horse Picked by Pop-
laee Rears at Barrier aad
NEW ORLEANS. Jan. 15 L'Etrenne and
Hargls were the only winning favorites
today. As the barrier went up In the laat
race Rough Kfder, the favorite, reared up
and was left at the post. The Redferns
attached the hortns of J. J. Mackessey,
claiming that 2.ooo Is due them as the pur
chase price of the horse A it mo.
weather clear, tracg rast. Kesulta:
Ftrst riC. !. furlongs: Sweet Nell won
Noweta aecond, Apple Sweet third. Time!
Second race, seven furlongs: Crevton
won, lialster second. Ed L. third. Time:
Third rsce. six furlongs: iVEtrenne won.
Wealth second, Rankin third. Time: 1:11.
Fourth race, one mile: liargla won. The
M-kenger second. Port Royal third. Time;
1:41 1-5. .
Fifth race, selling, one mile and seventy
yards: Mauser wun. John Coulter second.
The Wliard third. Time: 147 1-6.
Hlxth race, selling, one mile and a six
teenth: Ieenja won. Barilla second. Flaneur
third. Time: l:tu.
Ballnaa Im Rtdlas; Hoaore.
BAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 1S.-A feature of
the racing at Oakland today was the vic
tory of r. W. brode. a former American
Inyby candlilate. After John Schorr gave
him away Paul Lane turned him out In
Nevada and he made hla first appearance
of the season In the fifth race, lie was
quoted at So to 1 In aoine books snd, lead
lug most of the way, wen easily from
i.illle Writ tun una tier rota.
Ctuatre was the only favorite to win.
Itullmsn carried off i'.e riding honors by
lan.tinK three of ma mounts in rroni.
Weather fine and trck fast. Kesulta:
First race. il.rr-j"ur ters of a roll, sell
Ing: li'jartre wor. bimre secorrd, Puredale
third. Time: l:lfV
fcrcund rue. sc. -n-eishth of a mile, sell
Ing: harp won. Ixjieen stcond, C'iaudalnr
thlnl. Time: I TS.
Third race, three-cuarters ef a mile, sell
Ing: E,l IJihurn -on, IXjt.erell second,
postmaster tii'rd. Time: 1:15.
Fourth race, one mile. Belting: intrude
y r. I renin second. Lena third. Time
Fifth rsce. seven-elshths of a mile, sell
Ing: F. W. Hrode won. Iiollte Welthoff
aecond. Bernota third. Time: 1 :XT.
sUalh, rave, one mue au4 a quarter, aU-
In: Ignarto won. Forte second, tIIvrr Fits
third. Time: 1.06.
JEFFRIES EXPLAINS FIGHT
Bays Monroe Did Rot Knoek II Ins
Dona, Oaly Staying- the Limit
SALT LAKR CITY, Jan. 15. The Herald
tomorrow will rrlnt a slsoed statement
from James i. Jeffries concerning his recent
bout with Jack Monroe st Hutte, Mont.
Jeffries declnres that Monroe not only did
not knock him down, but during the entire
four rounds did not land a clean puncn.
Jeffries claims to have been jobbed out of
the fight, as the third round, In which he
sent Monroe to the mat for an eight count,
was rut short fully a minute.
"I made no attempt whatever to land on
Monroe for the first two rounds." says
Jeffries, "hs 1 ssw be Knew absolutely
nothing about the game. In the fourth
round I could not get at him. as he re
peatedly clinched or fell to the lloor. In
this manner he managed to stay the limit.
The reports that he knocked me down are
absolutely untrue and nobody knows this
bttur than Monroe riimseir."
RYAN KN0CKS STIFT OUT
Tea-Roand Boat End with Sadden
Blow to Jaw In the
KANSAS CITY. Jan. 16 Tommy Ryan
the middleweight champion, knocked out
Hilly Stlft of Chicago In the fourth of a
ten-round bout at the Delaware club to-
Ryan fought without his usual caution,
trying for a knockout from the stert. In
the first round he svnt Stlft down with
riant on the taw. Stlft taking the count
Ityan followed with a light to the kldneya.
and Btlft went to his corner in distress.
Stlft came ud strong for the second, how
ever, and made a fair showing in standing
oft Ryan's whirlwind rushes.
In the third Stlft htiKKed Hyan to gain
time. At the beginning of the fourth Stlft
was rushed to the floor and rested nine
seconds. As he arose Ryan, like a flash,
whipped his right to th,e Jaw, putting Stlft
down and out.
With the Bsnlers.
In a league game on Clark's bowling
alleys last night the St. Charles lost three
straight to the ciarKsons. The score:
1st. 2d. 3d. Total.
I Denman 148 Ks 2J) M7
i Brunke lhl 13 ifi9 623
I L. J. Schneldor ltW li 6lt
Conrad 17W HM 2ia 571
Clarkson ITS 141 ltii 4S4
Totals S62 825 M4 2,611
1st. 2d. 3d. Total.
Frttsrher 179 170 21J Ml
Forscutt 176 14ft 16 B7
F. W. Schneider 142 147 179 4fis
Baden 149 142 129 4 J.)
Keller 160 lti 143 461
Totals 796 773 848 2,417
Philadelphia. Hall Club Sold.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 15.-Barney Drey
fus of Plttvburg today secured an option
for the purchase of the 1'tillndelphla Na
tional base ball club. The option will ex
pire on Hunday. Mr. Dreyfus held a confer
ence with John 1. Rogers, treasurer of the
rlub, today, and at Its conclusion joined
the persons directly Interested In the pro
posed deal. He said he thought the terms
fair and that he did not think there would
be any trouble In reaching a satisfactory
agreement. Bo far as can be learned every
share" in the cluh will be purchased outright
and when thla is effected President Reach
will be allowed to become one of the mem
bers of the new syndicate. Mr. Dreyfus
declined to disclose any of the .details of
the deal. He said he was merely represent
ing the gentlemen who desired to make the
purchase and would have no financial In
terest in the club.
T'tp Shoot Tournament Meets.
HAMILTON, Ont., Jan. 15. Only twenty
Of the forty-one wing shot entered In the
big event of the Hamilton Gun club tourna
ment, the Grand Canadian handicap, ifxiO,
completed their strings today. The remain
ing twenty-one will shoot tomorrow. So
far no high scores have been made, eigh
teen out of twentjA being the top score.
Five of the marksman have scored eigh
teen. They are: M. JVil tiler of flrantford,
F. Westbrook of Toronto, A. Toll of De
troit, E. C. Ortfflth of Pascoag, R. I., and
C. J. Mitchell of Brant ford.
May Allow Fight . to Proceed.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Jan. 15. Governor
Yates, when asked whether he would take
measures to prevent the prise fight adver
tised for Monday In Chicago, between
Benny Yanger and Young Mowatt. aald he
had nothing to say at present. He has as
yet sent no word to the sheriff of Cook
county to prevent the llaht between Kid
!Abol and Young Mowatt In Chicago to
Duffy Beats Ryan.
ST. LOriS. Jan. IB.-At the end of a
fifteen-round bout before the West Knd
club tonight Martin Duffy of Chicago was
given the decision over "lr'hlladlDhla"
Tommy Ityan. After the first round the
fight clearly belonged to Duffy. Ryan was
badly pounded up, but managed to stay the
Form New Ball I.eagae.
INDIANAPOLIS. Jan. 15. The Central
baae ball league was formed tody at the
Grand hotel In this city, the following
towns making up the circuit: Evansvllle,
Terre Haute, Marlon, Anderson, Fort
Wayne and South Rend., Ind., Dayton, O.,
and Wheeling, XV. Va.
Dallas Man Wins Shoot.
EL PASO. Tex., Jan. 15. In the big shoot
concluded here today I M. Franrote of
Dallas, Tex., won the high average, Helkes
of Ohio finishing second. Fanning of New
York third and Hughes of Wisconsin
Beatrice Barriers Too Strongc.
BEATRICE. Neb.. Jan. IB taoecial Tele
gram.) Beat-Ice defeated Wymore hers this
arternnon in an interesting Dowung con
test try 271 pins
WOULD TAX COAL MINES
Wyenalaar Ooveraor friges LegUla-
tlda to Revise Asaessmeat
Laves of (Hate.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Jan. 15. Governor
Richards' message to the legislature was
read In Joint session today.
It recommended a complete revision of
the aasessmrnt laws of the state, saying
that only about one-fourth of the taxable
property was assessed at present.
Tsxatlon of the gross output of the coal
mines, which at present pay no tax, waa
also recommended, together with more rigid
game laws. Including a close seaaon for
antelope for five years and on moose for
Nebraska. Maa Dies of Injarr.
CHEYENNE. Wyo.. Jan. 15. (Special
Telegram.) The head-end collision at
Harper'a last Sunday morning has resulted
In another fatality. Brakeman H. F. Welck,
who received internal injuries, died at Lar
amie early thla morning. His body will be
taken to his old borne at Palls City, Neb
FEDERAL BOAT BREAKES STRIKE
Brlags lossslos Srasaea to Sehooaer
Boycotted hy Waisisglss
ABERDEEN, Waah. Jaa. 15 The schooner
Solano, Captain C. Rosleu, which has been
delayed here twelve days on account of be
ing unable to secure a crew, sailed at Boon.
The sailors' union declared Its owner,
Charles Nelson of Baa Francisco, unfair
and claimed to have a grievance against
ths captain. Ths captain appealed ta the
United Btatea government for assistance
and the revenue cutter Grant, "with a Se
attle shipping broker on board, last Bight
delivered to Bolano Bra nonunion sailors.
Candidates tor Mayor Saaaed.
PHILAnEl-PHIA, Jan. 15. John Weaver,
present district attorney of tbla city, waa
I'xiar unaiiimuusiy nominated ny ine re
publican city convention f'r mayor to
succeed Samuel Aahbrldii. The de-mx-ratlo
convention wao bela lust algbt. r rau-le
yuumi iiajie was baiiiea lor oor.
TILLMAN BLAMES KM
Senator Pasvionatoly Declare! Administra
tion and PreM B sponsible for Famine.
THINKS MORGAN SHOULD GO TO PRISON
Draws Parallel Between Debs and
Great Trast Magnate, Holdla
Both Fqaally Calnahle, Thoagh
One la Rich and Other Poor.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15. In the senate
today Mr. Tillman (S. C.) continued his
arraignment of trusts and monopolies and
again charged the attorney general with
responsibility primarily for lack of action
The statehood bill was under discussion
for a short time, Mr. Foraker (O.) urging
the right of Oklahoma, Arizona and New
Mexico to be admitted Into the union.
Mr. McLaurln (Miss.) called attention to
charges tbat the people of Indlanola, Miss.,
had been guilty of threats and Intimidation
gainst the postmaster and declared them
to be untrue.
Tillman Denonnces President.
The resolution Introduced by Mr. Hoar
(Mass.) yesterday calling on the president
to Inform the senate what government now
existed In Guam, and asking why Mahlnl
was detained in that island, was adopted.
and then the Vest resolution regarding the
revival of duty on coal was taken up and
Mr. Tillman, resumed his remarks.
He declared that the rnilroads were abso
lutely In the saddle on the coal question
They mined and marketed coal and fixed
the prices without regard to a solitary In
He said It was an Infamy the way the
press of the country was prostituted and
lent itself to befuddle the minds of the
people and deceive them into the idea that
the railroads were willing and anxious to
relieve the stress occasioned by the coal
famine, but that somebody, somewhere
called an Independent operator, was re
sponsible for the present condition of af
Tho president deserved credit, said ho.
except for his attempt to effect a settle
ment of tho question, "but the actual fact
Is," be added, "that J. Plerpont Morgan
gave ordera to his co-conspirators or serv
ants to attempt the arrangement between
the monopoly and Btrlkers."
Tho attorney general has been derelict
and criminal, and was the man to whom
the people could, point nd say: "You have
murdered all those who hnrve frozen to
death. You are the man who deserves the
opprobrium and hate of the poor and op
pressed of the land."
W. R. Hearst had charged that the United
States district attorney of New York had
received orders from the attorney general
not to submit his report of his Investiga
tion regarding trusts.
To his mind, he said, a case had been
made and the evidence and facts had been
unanswered. The law was too plain for
anyone to dispute It.
Moraran Should Go to Jail.
"Why," he Inquired, "are J. Plerpont
Morgan or his co-consplrators any more
immune from the proceedings of our courts
of justice than Eugene Debs?"
Mr. Morgan, he said, had such a sanctity
thrown around blm on account of his rsst
wealth that to Imprison him would cause
the stars to get out of their course or the
sun to stand still. He said he had brought
la the president's name because be was the
"boss" of Knox, and If Mr. Knox was re
sponsible Tie either had misled the presi
dent or somebody else hal misled htm;
but, primarily, Mr. Knoxwas responsible
for lack of action against the trusts.
Upon the conclusion of Mr. Tillman's re
marks Mr. Spooner stated that several sen
ators desired to speak on the resolution
nd asked that tt go over, which was
The statehood bill then was taken up and
Mr. Foraker (O.) spoke in favor of the
omnibus bill granting statehood to Okla
homa, Arizona and New Mexico.
The Indlanola (Miss.) postofflce case -was
brought up by Mr. McLaurln (Miss.), who
read an article in. the Washington Post
to the effect that the postmaster's resig
nation was forced by a brutal and lawless
mob. In denying that this wss so, Mr.
McLaurln ssid the president had treated
him with great courtesy, but that he was
acting on misinformation. Ths people of
Indlanola were not lawless and brutal, but
high-toned, honorable, chivalrous, intelli
gent, industrious and thrifty.
He read a letter from a Mr. Chapman of
Indlanola, which stated that the .resigna
tion of the postmaster was submitted vol
untarily and not under threats of Intimida
Mr. Fairbanks gave notice that he would
call up the Immigration bill on Monday.
At 4: $0 the senate went Into executive
session and soon afterward adjourned until
DISCUSSES LABOR BUREAU
lloaae Takes Ip BUI Croatia New
Department of C'om-
WASH1NGTOV, Jan 15. The houae to
day passed the army appropriation bill and
began consideration of the Department of
Commerce bill, under a sugclal rule making
it a continuing order until disposed of.
The opposition to the measure came en
tirely from the democrats and waa based
chiefly on the ground that the transfer of
the Bureau of Labor to the new depart
ment would subordinate tbat bureau to
capitalistic Interests. The friends of the
bill denied .the assumption that the bead
of the new department would be hostile to
labor, maintaining the bill would Increase
the dignity of the Bureau of Labor by giv
Ing Its bead a seat In the cabinet.
TURN OUT DUMB DELINQUENTS
Police Drive Cattle from ('htekaaat
Ratloa Whea Ovraers Refase
to Pay Tss.
CHICK ASH K, I. T., Jan. 15. Captain J. C.
West and twenty-six members of the In
dian police department this morning began
rounding up 114,000 cattle - belonging to
Max II ee Morris and Mr. Norton, the
principal noncltizen cattle owners In the
Chickasaw nation. This Is the result of
their persistent refusal to pay the tribal
tai of 25 cents a hesd.
The police were recalled frrm Rush
Springs and Marlow yesterday by telegram
mobilizing bere this morning. Tha cattle
will be driven across the south Canadian
river Into Oklahoma.
SENATORS BY POPULAR VOTE
neeolalloa Is Made a party taee-
tloa la the llliaola Stale
BPRINOPIELD, III.', Jan. 15.-By a strlc
party vote (he senate today referred to th
judiciary committee the house resolution
instructing and pledging the Vnlted States
senator to favor a measure providing for
the election of United States senators by
a direct vote of the peopls.
Senator Wataon's resolution oa the sub'
Ject waa then takes up and by the sa.i
vole a as refem4.
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Intense Privation in the Famini Distriot of
HIRtY THOUSAND ARE DESTITUTE
ore Than Six Million Dollars Will Be
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LONDON, Jan. 15. Telegrams from Stock-
olm confirm the distressing accounts of
famine In northern Sweden, as given in
About 30,000 people are affected by this
famine, which extends from the 61st to the
67th degree north latitude and from the
Oulf of Bothna and the Russian border Into
the Interior, t
The starving people are eating bark.
which Is dried, ground Into powder, mixed
with stewed Iceland moss and made Into
kind of famine bread. '
Coincident with the failure of the crop Is
the extreme scarcity of fish. The fishermen
return from their expeditions empty handed.
Even ptmargln, usually found In great num
bers In the stricken district, bave almost
completely disappeared. It ia estimated
that the expenditure of about $. 300,000 will
be necessary to save the population from
Thua far about 1200,000 has been sub
scribed, of which sum over $12,500 was
sent by Swedes in the United States. This
mount does not Include the money neces
sary to save tne breed or cattle wnicn
lone can live through an Arctic winter.
or aupply seed for the spring sowing.
Now this is not available and finely
chopped twigs of birch, willow snd ash are
uhstltuted The mixture Is holld and fed
" . . -
o the cattle warm, but it la found tbat the
milk of cattle thua fed caused typhoid.
fever. This and other disease, are certain
to spread unless relief Is hastened. The
liuotlnn thrputens a reDetltlon of the ter- 1
rlble famine of 1867, when thousands died of
A special commissioner of the Swedish
government, who baa Just returned from
the scene of the distress, emphasizes the
necessity for the adoption of Immediate
plans to abate the dlatress.
His report has csused a most painful Im
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national efforts to provide remedial meas
ures. I'p to the present 1.S00 carloads and
$1,100,000 represent the total quantity of
provisions and fodder shipped to the
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