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ri-iE Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JVSE 10, 1871.
OMAHA, FRIDAY JAJJAKY 23, 1003 TEN PAUES.
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GUNS GUARD HOUSE
Colorado Legislative Muddle Showi no Signt
of Reaching a Solution.
TWO RUMP SENATES STILL HOLD SESSION
Damocrati Caucus Ee'ore Taicical Joint
Meeting is Called.
LOWER CHAMBER BRISTLES WITH ARMS
Members Keep Pistols Prominently Dis
played and Staclr. Their Biflss.
UNSEATING TACTICS ARE TO BE RENEWED
Xgajorlty la Each Body Proposee to
Oaat All Elected Representatives
Who Differ With Their
DENVER, Jan. 22. The capital bas a
warlike aspect today, owing to the pres
ence of armed men In the house chamber
and of a strong guard of policemen In
plain clothes at all entrances to the sen
An unfounded report that the National
Guard, under orders from Governor Pea
body, had taken possession of the state
bouse, probably bad Its origin In the fact
. that House Sergeant-at-Arms Plummer
bad posted thirty guards In and about the
bouse chamber to resist an anticipated at
tempt of the supporters of Edward O. Wol
cott, republican candidate for senator, to
capture the hall.
On every desk Is a pair of big revolvers
and In the corners stand many repeating
shotguns. These guards are commanded
by Sherman Bell of Rough Rider fame and
James H. Clark, who is noted for his fight
ing prowess. The house, did not meet to
day, having adjourned until Friday, but
the anti-Wolcott republicans. In control of
the organization, will maintain their gar
rison until the fear of an anticipated raid
Oflleera Guard the Senate.
At the senate chamber no display of
Weapons Is made. The guards are all offi
cers and patrol their stations quietly.
The two senates, each of which refers
to the other as the "rump," are in session
today and no progress appears to have
been "made toward a settlement of the dif
ferences between them.
The body over which Lieutenant Gov
ernor Haggott presides, and which sits In
bis office, consists of eleven regularly
elected republican senators and eight re
publican contestants, who were declared
entltleQ to seats by the lieutenant gov
ernor, tho twenty-four democratic senators
refusing to vote when the question was put
by the , llou tenant governor.
The body wbicn is holding the senate ball
at the capital, sitting continuously, con
sists of twenty-four regularly elected dem
ocratic senators and two contestants, who
'were seated Id place of two of the regu
larly elected republican senators.'
"Democrats hold Caucus. "v' r
Soon after the opening ' session at 10
o'clock the democratic) senators ordered a
reces$ until 11:30 and a caucus of the dem
ocratic members of both bouses was beld
In the senate chamber. Reporters were
excluded. United States Senators Teller
and Patterson, ex-Governor Alva Adams,
ex-Governor Charles S. Thomas, Charles
J. Hughes and Thomas O'Donnell, demo
cratic leaders, were admitted to the con
ference, evidently for the purpose of ad
vising the conference of the course that
should be pursued at the Joint session
Messrs. Adams, Thomas, Hughes and
O'Donnell addressed the caucus and each of
thwm declared that he was not a candidate
for the senatorshlp.
Senator Teller aunounced that If his can-
oiaacy stooa in me way oi an election ne
He had no intention, however, of with
drawing at that time, though he did not
believe that one man's desires should be
placed above party success, and later on,
If be became convinced that his party
could not agree on him, he would with
draw and advise his supporters to vote
for any other party candidate.
At noon the joint session was called to
order by Senator W. H. Adams, president
pro tern of the senate..
Only forty-nine members were present,
Kelly and Madden, two house democrats,
' On motion of Senator Rush the sergeant-at-arms
of the senate was made sergeant-at-armi
of the joint assembly and was or
dered to bring In absentees. .
Senator Palmer, a republican, who en
tered the chamber, was sot permitted to
leave when he attempted to do so.
Representative Madden finally entered
the joint session, but Kelley could not be
found. Senator Palmer, the only repub
lican present, was allowed to leave. There
were Dfty democratic members In attend
ance, one short of a quorum, and no ballot
Officers Search for Member.
The Joint session settled down for a
long siege, with the evident purpose of
i taking a ballot for senator, providing
Kelly could be found. It was ruuiorcd that
be had been kidnaped by agents of re
publicans or democrats who wished to see
Senator Teller defeated. '
VTbe democratic senators who bold the
nate chamber have agreed. If necessary,
spend the remainder of the ninety days
01 the session In the chamber. They have
aopted a set of rules aud regulations
wlch will govern the members as long
as the present condition of affairs con
tlttes. Each senator was assigned to take
bli turn as captain of the guard and a
lls was made out giving six senators a
l off together.
Ltutenant Governor Haggott's senate
helCan executive session today and some
of a members conferred with Governor
At r being In joint session all the after
noontn a vain effort to secure the at
tends of a quorum, the democratic
memo of the senate and house of rep.
resent Ives took a vote on senator at
o'clocl Falling of the necessary number
the seion adjourned until Mr. Kelly could
be foifl. Scores of deputy sheriffs are
scourtn the city for bim.
Only rty-five votes were cast, all for
Teller, rive of the six absentees, whos
prcsencvould make up the required fifty,
one, arowhere they can b located on a
moment' notice, and as soon as Kelly is
found aa brought In the session will re
Th sets resumed Its session, which
bss been actically continuous alnce Mon
day. sloth Ses to t'aaeat Oppoaeata. -
All the efeatsd republican candidates
for membeup a the legislature are In
ICcn.uee ea 6cor Page-)
LYNCH CLAIMS JUSTIFICATION
Sara lie Was Saturallseri by Boer
Govfrnmrnl Before Taking: Arnii
I.OVIinV ... - nua In a-hlfh
Colonel Arthur" ..,'",,., ' eing tried on ,
the charge of h I kii ' . wai again !
called today. After re ileposl-
tlon of an American. Lewi - ho
said Colonel Lynch had compe.. o
take up arms In behnlf of the at
Glencoe, but who had got oft through the
Intervention of the American consul, coun
sel for the defeniie submitted that the
prisoner was protected by the naturaliza
He claimed that a man was entitled to
become an alien at any time, even after .
the outbreak of war. He referred to the
war of Independence; said that there were
at least 20,000 men of British birth in the I
American mercantile marine and asserted
that there were 20,000,000 people in Amer
ica who possessed two nationalities.
Counsel contended that Colonel Lynch
took up arms In behalf of the Transvaal
without secrecy and under the mistaken ,
belief that the naturalization act permitted
In any event, counsel added, if the coun- i
try decided the prisoner was a British sub-
Ject he ought to be tried In Australia,
where he was born.
The attorney general, Sir Robert Flnlay,
replying for the prosecution, argued that
Colonel Lynch procured naturalization for
the purpose of fighting against his own
country, and added that even could natur
alization cover the prisoner's subsequent
actions. It could not cover his anterior
reason, namely, adhering' to the "queen's
army and declaring his willingness to fight
against her forces."
The court decided that the naturalization
act afforded no defense In the present case.
Naturalization was preceded by taking an
oath of allegiance to the enemy, which was
treasonable action. The case was ad
NAVY COSTS TOO ' MUCH
Socialist Declares that Germany
Cannot Keep Pace with Other
BERLIN, Jan. 22. During the budget de
bate In the Reichstag- today Herr Bebel,
socialist, ascribed the empire's deficit to
the enormous expenses for the navy, and
to the "futile efforts to piay the first role
In the world," which Germany was unable
The government, he contlned, was af
flicted with the "malady ef suddenness,"
which defeated Its own alms. The speaker
Instanced the rearmament of the army with
artillery which had already been relegated
to the second rank.
The United States, Herr Bebel eujed, bad
entered into the competitive for armament
and, owing to its great resources and en
ergy, will soon outstrip Europe.
Herr Bebel further said the empire's ex
penditures for the army and navy were
likely to grow even greater under the pres
ent conception of the foreign policy.
Germany wanted to be first everywhere.
Its attitude toward .weaker states would
pever b( tolerated towards ,itselfvIt ac:
tion toward Hayt'l was brusqua land how,
the speaker asked, can Panther's bombard
ment of Fort San Carlos be Justified? Con
tinuing, Herr Bebel remarked:
"President Castro Is struggling for life
and the maintenance of the presidency. We
cannot take offense If a man under such
circumstances resists excessive demands
The coercion of Venesuela Is In the Inter
est of great capitalists and the Krupp firm
has a share in It. Such violence should be
resorted to only In the most extreme
CAMBON AT SPANISH COURT
French Ambassador Is Received Moat
Cordially by the People of
PARIS, Jan. 22. The - Temps today
printed the following dispatch from Mad
rid: Ambasador Carobon presented bis letters
to the king today.
The Epoca publishes a series of articles
tecalllng the ambassador's services to Spain
during the peace negotiations with the
United States, and the Epoca and Heraldo
and all the liberal press express the de
sire to see the commercial and political
relations between Spain and France
strengthened by the presence of the new
ambassador, whose knowledge of Algeria
and Morocco renders roost easy the estab
lishment of a cordial understanding be
tween the two countries.
It is believed that M. Cambon's presence
will soon result in a full understanding,
providing for the co-operation of France
and Spain in the affairs of the district of
IN MEMORY 0F THE QUEEN
Second Anniversary of the Death of
Victoria is Appropriately Ob
served In England.
LONDON, Jan. 22. The second anniver
sary of the death of Queen Victoria was
today observed at Windsor, London and
elsewhere by the depositing of wreaths on
statues erected to her memory, and by
the royal family.
King Edward, Queen Alexandra, the
prince and princess of Wales and other
members of the royal family were present
at a service held In Frogmore mausoleum.
The sarcophagus of Queen Victoria and
the prince consort was decorated with
plants and flowers. Subsequently salutes
were fired In celebration of the succession
of King Edward.
PORTS ARE J0 BE CLOSED
Saa Fraaclsco Steamrra Will Not Be
Allowed to Stop os Meal,
eaa ( oast.
GUAYAQUIL. Jan. 22 It has been de
cided to close all the ports of this republic
to steamers from San Francisco, owing to
tbe 1 Importation of bubonic plague. Ves
sels which left Ssn Francisco January 20,
or after that date, will not be admitted.
The Board of Health of Guayaquil, Jan
uary 18, issued an order to close the port
to steamers from Panama or Mexican
ports, but the order was reconsidered tbe
following dsy snd It was decided to close
the port only to steamers from the plague
Infected Mexican ports.
British ship Goes Ashore.
CORK. Jan. 22. The BrIUth ship Helgs,
which advanced tbe Falmouth January 19,
from San Francisco, Is ashore a mile west
of tba Dally Crimen com: guard station.
Tbe crew took to the boats, but they are
standing by the vessel, which mas bound
for LaUaoutk. ,
INVITE PRESIDENT TO HUNT
Wyoming Wants Him to Try the Quality of
Big Game in That State
UNABLE TO GIVE A DEFINITE ANSWER
Senator Dietrich necelvea Photo
graph to Fortify Grand Inland's
Claim for a Federal Building
Matters at Capital.
(From a Stan" Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. (Special Tele- j
gram.) Representative Mondell today i
presented to the president Mayor George
T. Beck of Cody, Wyo., unlvert-ally known
throughout that ptate as Governor Beck,
and J. II. Peake of the Cody Enterprise, i
Mr. Peake, on behalf of the citizens of
Cody, extended an invitation to Mr. Roose- !
velt to go to Wyoming during the coining
summer for a big hunt. The president
stated In reply that It would bo one of
the great pleasures of his life to have a
hunt In Wyoming, but that It be did go and
accept the Invitation so courteously ex-
tended he wanted to go as a private citizen
and not as the chief executive. Laughingly
he said to Mr. Peake, who was formerly a
well known newspaper man of Washing
ton, that he wanted all reporters rounded
up just before he reached the Big Horn
Basin, and that It Mr. Peake could assure
the president of a quiet time without the
presence of newspaper men he might seri
ously consider the question of his going to
Wyoming during the coming summer.
Governor Beck and Mr. Peake are in the
eaBt for the purpose of promoting the
Cody Oil aod Development company. Mr.
Peake stated today that he bad disposed
of 150,000 worth of stock In the company
to Buffalo parties for development pur
poses. Congressman Burkett has accepted an
invitation from the Washington High
School Alumni association to deliver an
address before the association at a banquet
to be held at the New Wlllard.
Grand Island Sends Pictures.
Senator Dietrich today received a large
number of photographic views of Grand
Island, Neb., aud Its environments, to be
used In connection with the pending bill
to Induce congress to make an appropria
tion for the construction of a federal build
ing In that city. Senator Dietrich will
cause these photographs to be hung In the
room of the senate committee on public
buildings. Mr. Dietrich Is using every en
deavor to place tbo bill for a public build
ing at Grand Island In such form as to se
cure attention at this session. In this
connection he Is also using his utmost en
deavor to secure favorable consideration
for the bill for a public building at York.
Mrs. Mary Miller bas resigned the post
office at Bradshaw, Neb., and George V.
Dorsey has been recommended by Representative-elect
Hlnehaw rnd Senator Diet
rich to be her successor.
Walter Johnston has been appointed
postmaster at Atlanta, Neb., and his com
mission to the office will be forwarded to
him by the PostofRce department so soon
as he qualifies." '
..' i -..v JUvyi t o4Bot,h , Beaators.. ,
Senators Dietrich and Millard have' been
Invited to attend tbe annual banquet of
the McKinley club of Omaha, which occurs
Thursday, January 29, In commemoration
of, the birthday of the late William Mc
Kinley. ' Both senators have been obliged
to decline the invitation, because the state
of public business will not permit their
leaving the capital at that time.
The postoffice at Hummer, Charles Mix
county, S. D., bas been discontinued; mall
Carl Wlnblade bas been appointed a
rural letter carrier and John Wlnblade a
substitute at Dudley, la.
The postmaster general has accepted the
proposition of Hans Harder to lease a room
for the postoffice at Scrlbner, Neb.
MAMMOTH GUN BLOWS UP
Cannon Explodes oa Proving; Grounds
and Scatters Sea with
NEW YORK, Jan. 22. One of the mam
moth, guns exploded at the far .end cf the
proving grounds today. The gun was val
ued at $40,000.
The big gun had been through every trial
of the ordnance board successfully and was
soon to have been placed on Its carriage.
It was wrecked In the course of experi
ments In throwing high explosives under
conditions that might have happened in
actual engagement, but which are spoken
of by officers as "abnormal." No one was
killed, because of the elaborate precau
tions for the safety of officers and men.
A shell bearing a large charge of gelatine
was fired successfully under abnormal
pressure. The gun was loaded for a sec
ond shot with the explosive Bhell and a
large amount of brown powder put be
hind It Tbe wires were fixed to fire the
detonating cap and the officers went a mile
and a halt away for protection. , A lieu
tenant turned on tbe current. There was
'a great cloud of yellow smoke and the sea
was whipped up a mile off shore with
fragments of the gun.
CHECKING UP POSTMASTER
Official Has Gone and Itunjors Are
Current There Is a
ARAPAHOE, Neb., Jan. 22. (Special Tele
gram.) P. L. Kaser, the junior partner of
Kaser 4 Son, doing a general merchandise
business at Gosper postoffice, some twelve
miles north of this place, left for parts
unknown on Tuesday, January 13, taking,
with him some 1 400 of the firm's money, or
else that of the government, for his ac
counts as postmaster indicate such Is the
case. A special Inspector from the depart
ment Is checking up the matter today.
But little attention was paid to his de
parture at first, at he has taken several
trips of a day or two without advertising
their duration or his whereabouts, but
everything Indicates that this time he has
gone for good He was accompanied by
William Burke, a farmer residing near
Gosper, who is a boon companion of Kaser.
Both men are married and leave wives and
families, all of whom are respected, and
have the sympathy of the entire com
munity. John Kaser has given a chattel
mortgage on his stock to protect creditors.
KANSAS BANK CLOSES DOORS
Toronto Institution Suspends Pay
ment with over f30,(HMi oa
TORONTO. Kan., Jan. 22 The Toronto
bank of Wilson county, a private bank
owned by W. P. Dickerson, closed today.
It had $5,000 capital, $3,000 surplus and
131,000 la deposits.
FEENEY UP TO His! OLD TRICK
Man Who Plays Brilliant Omaha En
gagement Now laj Jail la .
NEW ORLEANS. Jan. 22. (Special Tele
gram.) An Omaba man, believed to be
William H. Feeney, has worked a smooth
Impersonating game on F. A. Austin, a
business man of St. Louis, who had friends
In Denver. When he was there recently he
received letters of Introduction to Gen
eral A. B. Booth, a prominent resident of
this city. Austin met Feeney on the train.
The fellow gave his name as William Nor
man Curtlss. They secured quarters at
Victors' hotel, where Mr. Austin missed
his Denver letters of Introduction. Mean
whilo Keeney had made hiy. He had se
cured the General Booth letter and pre
sented himself to the general. Feeney In
gratiated himself Into the general's affec
tion. He was dined and taken to the
French opera. A breakfast at Victors',
however, was the fatal error.
He was recognized by Austin 'and ar
rested. On him were found many letters
addressed to William H. Feeney,. Omaha,
which Is believed is his real name, and
Omaha his home. Several checks were 1
found on him drawn upon the Mississippi
Valley Trust company of St. Louis. One
cheek was found drawn on the Citizens'
bank of New Orleans by Honry Schwab
acher, a leading business man. It was
pronounced a forgery by 6uhwabac.her. Vic-
tor Bero cashed one of
the St. Louts
checks. He believes It a fo
ery. In court
today Curtis alias Feeneyl
to twenty days and to a flifn of $20,
Feeney came to Omaha frlom Chicago and
secured employment on a liral paper, being
assigned to police work. Ills engagement
here was brief, but fully a brilliant as at
New Orleans. Knowing, as he certainly
did, that he was wanted In Chicago on the
charge of passing worthless checks, ' he
made no objection to the police assign
ment and dally mingled with the officers.
Finally one of the force thought Feeney
resembled the description of a man the
Chicago police had requested them to be
on the lookout for' and Detective. Drummy
was detailed to arrest him, after communi
cating with Chicago. When the arrest was
made Feeney Jerked away from the officer
and made his escape and his arrest In
New Orleans Is the first trace of him since
While here he also worked his favorite
game, passing several checks which were
worthless, fictitious names being signed to
them. They wero cashed by people with
whom he became acquainted while employed
on the newspaper.
FAIR FURS ARE-CHANGED
Cheap Imitation la Substituted for a
Valuable Sable 1
Cloak. . .
PARIS, Jan. 22. Referring to the reports
that the Jewelry of the late Charles Fair
and his wife had been tampered with prior
to Its shipment to the United States, Con
sul General Gowdy today eceiyed a cable
dispatch from Mr. Neal oij San Francisco,
the administrator of thea-vestate, read
ing .as follows: "The Jewulry story is
without foundation Neal."
The Investigation In progress relative to
the furs leaves no room for doubt that a
cheap imitation was substituted for a val
uable sable cloak. The forwarding agents
Informed Mr. -, Gowdy today that they are
ready to put in their defense against any
allegation of tampering with the package.
Before dsllvery to the agents the furs
were In storage at a leading furrier's In
the Rue de la Palx. When questioned by
Mr. Gowdy, the furrier said he knew noth
ing about tbe substitution.
The consul general Is seeking to locato
Just where the substitution occurred and
le inclined to believe that It could not
have taken place on board the ship, as the
forwarders are ready to furnish evidence
that no change was made In the package
after It was received by them.
Further Inquiry Into the matter must
await tbe receipt of affidavits from San
BAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 22. Charles S.
Neal, administrator of the Fair estate,
in an Interview today, stated that the
stories to tbe effect that the personal
effects of Mrs. Charles Fair, who was
killed In an automobile accident with her
husband In France last year, bad been
rifled, and that garments and valuable
pieces of jewelry had been replaced with
Imitation substitutes, is not wholly true.
Mr. Neal said that a Russian sable cloak,
said to be one of the most valuable in
the world, was replaced with an imitation
cloak not worth over $30. Where, and
how the substitution took place, Mr. Neal
is unable to state.
However, when Consul General Gowdy
searched the apartments of Mr. and Mrs.
Fair in Paris a storage receipt was found
calling for the sable cloak.
Mr. Neal says that Mr. Fair, In his life
time, was the victim of a gigantic swindle
at the bands of a Parisian jeweler. When
the Jewels of Mrs. Fair arrived here an
expert pronounced what was supposed to
be a very valuable string of pearls and a
pair of earrings, imitations.
Several small and practically valueless
pieces of Jewelry are missing, but It la
thought they were lost and not stolen.
BLOW KILLS A PUGILIST
Falls to Floor and Strikes Head with
Great Force Against Hard
8CITUATE. R. I., Jan. 22. Eugene Mc
Carthy, the "school boy pugilist," of Nev
York, died today from thoeffects of a blow
received In a bout here last night with
Hugh Murj.hy. alao of New York.
, McCarthy received the blow on the body,
but the youth fell and his bead struck the
floor with great, force. He became uncon
i sclous and all efforts to revive bim were
. futile. McCarthy was 18 years of age and
was a pupil at a New York High school.
Hugh Murphy, who was arrrsted last,
night, pending the result of McCarthy's
injuries, wrs arraigned today on the charge
of manslaughter. He pleaded not guilty
and waa held for a hearing on February 4
In the sum of $5,000. '
ESTES ASKS FOR CHA
Railway Employes' President Beeki
Admission for Brotherhood to
American Labor I a Ion,
BUTTE, Mont., Jan. 22. Daniel McDon
ald, president of the American Labor union,
announced today that he bad received a
formal application from George Estes,
preHr:U of the United Brotherhood of
Railway Employes, at San Francisco, for a
charter of affiliation.
There was no doubt, said Mr. McDonald,
that the American Labor union would
grant the charter at aa early data.
D. E. THOMPSON THE GUEST
Brilliant Reception is Tendered to the New
Minister to BrasiL
MEN FROM ALL OVER THE STATE PRESENT
State llonse, In Which the Affair Was
Held, Beautifully Decorated
and Illuminated for the
(From a Stan Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 22. (Special Telegram.)
Nebraska paid a glowing tribute to D. K.
Thompson tonight. On the eve of his de
parture for Brazil as United Stales min
ister thousands of people from all sections
and parts of the commonwealth besieged
the state capltol building to join In honor
ing their distinguished fellow citizen. I
It was a brilliant function, which will be
long remembered in the political and social
annals of the state. A public reception
in the truest sense, enlisting the presence
of many citizens, the governor and other
state officers. The affair was a pronounced
success. It began as early as 8 o'clock
and continued far Into the night.
The reception proper took place on the
second floor of tho state house. In the
large court under the dome. The sceno
was an Inspiring one. The court had been
beautifully decorated with fragrant flowers,
in which panels of American Beauty roses,
wild ferns, potted plants of many descrip
tions, graceful palms, native to Brazil,
were conspicuous. Around tbe circular
bannister of the court was a huge bower of
mixed flowers, lighted from within with
small incandescent bulbs. To add to the
brilliance of the scene numerous Oriental
draperies were artistically hung around
the court and tbe silken folds of several
large American flags unfurled. To one
side, elevated to a place of prominence,
in letters of fire, was the Inscription,
"Nebraska to Brazil."
Mr. and Mrs. Thompson and the re
ceiving party occupied places in the midst
of this gorgeous plot. Next to tbe hon
ored guests In the order named were Gov
ernor and Mrs. Mickey, ex-Governor and
Mrs. Savage, Mr. Henry Mayer, president
of the Lincoln Commercial club, and wife.
Chancellor and Mrs. Andrews aud Mr.
George F. Bldwell of Omaha were to have
been on the reception line, but failed to
Mrs. Thompson was clad in pink gauze
over silk; Mrs, Mickey wore black velvet
and lace; Mrs. Savage wore yellow gauze
over silk, and Mrs. Mayer a blue velvet
gown with white lace.
W. H. Green, register of the. United
States land office, acted as master of cere
monies. Entire Building Decorated.
The entire capltol building was hand
somely decorated without and within. Sev
eral strands of electric lights entwined the
large dome, whose pinnacle was a steeple
of fire. All tbe offices were lighted and the
senate chamber and representative hall pre
sented striking appearances. Both were
used for dancing and the service of punch
and were artistically decorated with floral
and other tcimmtags. . -v .U-.:.
For an hour prior to the arrival of the
guest of honor and his distinguished hosts
throngs of people surged through the build
ing, admiring the imposing display. Every
preparation had been made to accommo
date all, preserve order and insure safety.
Chief of Police Hoagland of Lincoln was
present with eighteen policemen and four
secret service men. Thirty men and fif
teen' women were stationed In the cloak
rooms to care for the wraps.
An executive committee of 200 prominent
Nebraskana, from all parts of the state.
had been selected as the ex-offlclo arbiters
of the occasion. It was the purpose In se
lecting this committee to get men from all
factions and ranks, those who bad been
friendly and those who bad been unfriendly
in political affairs to Mr. Thompson. Prom
inent figures, therefore, from all over Ne
braska were present, Including past and
present leaders, representatives and sen
ators of the present session of the legis
lature and state officers were, of course,
Throughout the evening the floors of the
house and senate chambers, which bad been
arranged especially for the occasion, were
occupied by dancers. Punch was served In
the lobbies as well as In tbe corridors of
the building. Miss Putnam and Miss Ray
mond were assisted In the serving of punch
by these young women: Misses Cochran,
Watklns, Bignell, Dletz, Hargreaves, Out
calt, Jessie Outcalt, Hayes, Elsie Folwell,
FHzgerald, Bennett, Funk, Stuart, Griggs,
Dorothy Griggs and Mrs. Honeywell. Miss
Ruth Bryan had been selected as one ot
this company, but did not arrive.
The Omaha delegation to the Thompson
reception returned 'to this city at 12:30
o'clock this morning. About fifty of the
prominent citizens of Omaha, including a
number of women, made tbe trip, and all
reported an enjoyable time, although some
were never able to get In sight of Mr.
Thompson, except from distant high places,
owing to the crush ot enthusiastic hand
shakers. Among those who were In attend
ance were Mayor Moorea, Judge Baxter,
John C. Wharton, George W. Holdrege,
Judge Dickinson, Gould Deltz, Victor Rose
water, D. C. Batterson, George Loom is,
W. R. Heller and E. E. Bryson.
ASK HOUSE FOR STATEHOOD
New Mexico Legislative Chambers
Doth Petition for Passage ot
SANTA FE. N. M., Jan. 22. Both houses
of the legislative assembly of New Mexico
today adopted a memorial to congress
praying for the speedy passage of the om
nibus statehood bill.
Memorials were also addressed to the leg
latures of Arkansas, California, Kansas,
Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota,
South Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington
and Wyoming praying them to memorialize
congress on bebalf ot the passage of the
Resolutions of thanks were also adopted
to all senators and representatives favor
ably disponed to the bill.
CARS GROUND JNT0 ATOMS
Break Loose aad Hush Down aa I n
cllae at Lightning
SALT LAKE, Utah. Jan. 22. Twenty
seven loaded cars of a Denver A Rio Grande
coal train broke away while tbe train was
pulling Into a switch at Red Narrows and
ran wild down the long, steep grade to
, Thistle Junction, a dlstsnce of about seven
All tbe cars left the track and were lit
erally ground to kindling wood, having
reached a speed ot probably 100 miles aa
hour. No one was Injured,
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nehrsskn Prow Friday and
Saturday; Saturday Warmer.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterdayl
. . 27
. . lit
TURNS DOWN FEENAN'S BOND
Judiciary Committee of County Com
missioners' Bonrd Gives Cnster
Post Another Opportunity,
The Judiciary committee of the County
Board of Commissioners has prepared a
report to the board which Is to the effect
that the committee cannot approve th"
bond of F. J. Feenan, recently appointed to
succeed James W. Thompson on tho sol
diers' relief commission. This report will
go to tho board Saturday and may result
In giving Custer post a chance to get
Thompson back Into the position. That
the post dcslris to do so wss stated to the
board last Saturday by Comrade Samuel
Drlesbach, who, as a representative of
the post, declared that Thompson is pre
ferred by reason of his long experience in
The Judiciary committee, in its report,
will state that it withholds approval of
tho bond 'because Frenan was appointed by
the old board January 6, whereas he should
have been appointed by the new board at
Its first meeting, January 13. This Is what
Drlesbach malnlnlned when before thu
board, but the only answer at that time
was Connolly's remark that the board need
appoint no commissioner at all If it so
Feenan's bond, which Is In the eum of
$500, was signed by W. H. Green and al30
by James W. Thompson, whom the post
wishes given tho place. Comrade Drles
bach said. In explanation of this latter
circumstance, that Fecnan had naked
Thompson to go on Ms bond and that the
latter could not comfortably refuse. He
further said that Feenan had been placed
on a committee to boom Thompson for the
place and that Feennn's course seemed to
him (Drlesbach) very strange.
The Judiciary committee thinks the board
will have to make a new appointment,
either of Feenan or some one else.
CORONER'S JURY DON'T KNOW
Declines to Specify the Canse of May
Cox's Death at the Cam
After listening to the testimony of Dr.
R. C. Moore, who conducted the autopsy on
the body, and the story of John Cox, her
husband, the Jury empanelled by Coroner
Brailcy came to the conclusion that May
Cox died from "causes unknown." She
was found dead In a room at the Cambridge
hotel ; Wednesday afteruoon.
Dr. Moore went Into details as to the
physical condition 'of the foroan, showing
lhit ehu-.wrwi.Jtv, tuujba.iai that death
might reasonably have been expected at
any time. He found no external evidence
of violence, but found internally many
signs of complete breakdown.
John Cox, tbe husband, testified that his
wife had not complained of being ill or
even indisposed. He said she had had but
one epileptic fit since their marriage, and
also said that she had with her at least $9
in cash when she went to the room with
the stranger, for he had been bo informed
by someone who saw her count the money.
In his opinion the fact that this money Is
missing Is evidence of foul play.
Mrs. Cox's body will be taken to Water
loo, Mich., for Interment.
HIGH SCHOOLS TO DEBATE
Omaha and Lincoln Settle Champion
ship Contest and the Fencing
Whether or not "The action of the gov
ernment In causing the removal of fences
enclosing the public domain Is detrimental
to the public" Is to be debated and dis
posed of In the assembly room on the fifth
floor of the city hall at 8 o'clock tonight
by Richard C. Hunter, Benjamin Cherrlng
ton and Joseph Swenson, students of tho
Omaha High school, and three students ot
the Lincoln High school, who will come to
prevent, if possible, the local debaters se
curing the handsome banner which is the
trophy of state championship in high Bchool
MubIc will be furnished by the cadet band
and the High School Mandolin club, tbe
students of the entire scnool taking much
Interest in the debate. Elevator service
will be provided.
FAVORS MARCH FOR ELECTIONS
Omaha View Improvement Club Pro
tests Against Tinkering with
. the Present Law,
The proposal to change, by legislative
enactment, the date of tbe Omaha munici
pal election from March to May collided
with another emphatic negative last night
The Omaba View improvement club, at a
largely attended meeting at Thirty-third
and Corby streets, passed a resolution,
unanimously, protesting against the legis
luture attempting to make tbe change.
At tbe meeting there was passed also a
resolution endorsing the plan to have elec
tion day made a legal holiday by legislative
J. L. BRANDEIS IS VERY LOW
Latest Iteports from Bedside Indl,
rate He May Die at Any
The latest reports from tbe bedBlde of
J. L. Brandeis this morning was to the
effect hat be was very low and his death
might occur at any moment.
Goes to Philippines.
PORTLAND. Me.. JHn. 2J The One Hun
dredth anil Klghili omi'iiny, c'oast rtll-
l'ry. In commaim or l.lcuienxnt J. A. Kur
l. which nun been slullimeil lit Kurt
Williams, left today for the I'hlllppUiua,
via can l rani isco.
Movements of Ot-ean Vessels Jaa. 2'X
At New York Sailed Iji Savole, for
At Hn.'Z Arrived Hydson. frorn Taromi,
via V'kchama, etc., for I.othIoii: Oruiio,
from Yok hMnia. etc.. for ISew lortc.
At Maucht sier A . i ivt'd Caled nlan, from
At Liverpool Arrived Germanic, from
New i oi k.
At hirboura -Sailed Aiikjete Victoria
from Hremvi. and Southampton, fr New
At Queenstuwn Bailed UelsenWnd, from
Liverpool, for Philadelphia; Teutonic, from
Liverpool. ior M- turn.
At KlnKHtun Arrived Multke, from St.
4 nomas, tlu.
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Meet to Organize a Co-Operative Grain
TELL LEGISLATORS WHAT THEY WANT
Allege Discrimination Against Them in the
Matter of Shipping Facilities.
ALLEGE A COMBINATION OF ELEVATOR MEN
This, with Favoritism by Railroads, Gives
Producer the Short End.
DRAFT A BILL TO MEET THEIR DESIRES
Governor Mickey Haa Communication
oa leasing Bill Beady, and It
la Bald Not to Be aa
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 22. (Special.) Th
farmer hki the ear of the Nebraska legis
lature. That the man who grows the grain
may reap the profits as well as the prod
ucts of his honest toll the legislature will
be asked to pass a bill already dratted, en
abling the larmers to build and operate
their own elevators. Such a plan has been
determined on by the Farmers' Shipping
association, which is in session in Lincoln
this week, and was formally Indorsed thla
afternoon nt a meeting ot many hundred
farmers In the court houso for the purpose
ot perfoctlng this organization on a co
operative basis, with similar organizations
of Kansas and other states. The members
of both house and scenate were invited to
attend the meeting. It was an enthustastlo
This association Is what has been called
the "Farmers' Trust." It represents the
crystalized sentiment of the tillers of the
soil of not only this, but other Btates, for
relief from certain oppressions ot the rail
roads and other corporations. This as
sociation exists, In an immature state, la
Kansas as well as Nebraska. It had Its
origin i AuguBt, 1899, through the Influ
ence of a farmer named Walter N. Allen of
Jefferson county, Kansas. The prime ob
ject of Its existence has been to secure to
the farmer more profitable ways and means
of shipping his grain, and this has been
carried Into practical operation In the es
tablishment of elevators (that are owned
and conducted by the farmer, for tho far
mer's benefit. There are about thirty-four
such elevators In the state ot Kansas and
they have caved to the farmer every year.
It Is held, from 8 to 6 cents a bushel on
his grain. This, the advocates of this sys
tem claim, represents fortunes, depriving,
the grain men's trust ot lis unfair ad
vantages and giving to the man who raises
the grain that which Justly belongs to him.
This association is not now, butwlll be,
Incorporated In the state of Kansas, and
when completely launched In Nebraska
that Is, , placed on a permanently active
basis wilt become aa Interstate co-opera-
What Has Been Done.
Already there are established la Ne
braska about twenty-five branches ot this
association and many more la the parent
state of Kansas. This meeting today, then,
was a sort of ratification or reorganization
meeting and has had the effect of formally
and substantially setting the organizattoa
on its feet. James Butler, eecretary of
the Kansas organization, and C. B. Hoff
man, director of tbe Nebraska association,
and the big millers association ot Kan
sas tbe connecting link between tbe
farmer and the miller of the west ad
dressed the meeting. Tbe former gentle-
man is from Topeka and the latter from
Enterprise, Kan. The theme of their
speeches was for prompt, businesslike co- ,
operation - for the accomplishment of the
purposes aimed at in' the constitution of
the organization. They expressed a spirit
of confidence in tbo ability of the farmer to '
secure the necessary legislation and urged
the Nebraska house and senate to place at
the disposal of the farmers ot tbe great
"corn belt" those advantages of which
they etood in extreme need and which
have been enjoyed by the corporations to
the serious detriment of the farmer, the
native and characteristic citizen ot tbe
With the weight and Influence that Is
back ot this movement it Is believed the
legislature cannot resist the demands that
a law be enacted compelling the railroads
to recognize these rights ot farmers.
A fair and equitable distribution of grain
cars by the railroads Is one of tbe essen
tial demands of the Farmers' Shipping
association. By discrimination in the dis
tribution ot tbeir cars the farmers pro
test that the railroads bave Imposed tn-
tolcrallo hardships upon them and they
have now arisen in their might to thwart
this practice and secure the rights which
belong to them. To this end a bill already
has been introduced in the bouse. It will
be pushed with the same vigor and de
termination as will that one designed to
secure to the farmers the right to erect
and maintain their own elevators.
What is Expected to Be Done.
The bill that has been prepared for In
troduction in the legislature provides for
the acquisition of land for the erection of
these farmers' elevators by condemnation
proceedings lu the district court. And it
also provides that all elevators and ware.
houses erected and maintained under thla
act shall be deemed public elevators and
warehouses and shall be subject to legis
lative control. It is believed that this
latter provision will bave the effect of
safeguarding against Impositions upon
those not directly Interested in these con
cerns. ' In his address this afternoon Secretary
Butler of Topeka said:
Our organization has none of the obnox
ious features of a trust. There is nothing
in the charter nor by-laws that conflicts
with the Interstate commerce laws, nor
with the anti-trust law of any state.
Neither Is there anything In our praitlco
that conflict with law. It Is not our pur
pose to arbitrarily tix prices. We are or
ganizing to transact our own business on
leKal business lines in order to secure the
market value of our products when mar
keted in the moat economic way. It Is not
our Intention to Increase the price of our
products to consumers, but by organiza
tion we hope to prevent spasmodic fluctua
tions In the market. Our organization Is
Mrlitly nonpartisan and distinctly a bus
iness company. We are firm believers In
reciprocity and ready to deal fairly with
those who will trade equitably with us.
As showing one of tbe most serlo'is
causes for the existence of this organiza
tion Mr. Butler quoted this rule of the
railroads, which he said was In operatlor
in Kansas and be understood had been es
tablished in Nebraska, the same having the
effect of prohibiting the farmers from ship
ping tbelr own grain:
Bule Which Hurts.
To .ill agents In Kansas and Nebraska:
The time has come when In fairness to all
concerned we can't accept orders for grain
cars unless dealers bave lbs grain la
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