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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTAULISlli:) JUXE 10, 1871.
OMAHA, M OK DAY MOKNIMO, JAN U A II Y 2G, 1903.
SINGLE COPY TIIIl EE CENTS.
DEADLOCK IS LIKELY
locators Opposing Ita'.cbood Bill Threaten
to Delay Appropriations.
HISTORY AND PAST SPEECHES TO BE READ
Members Accumulata Voluminous Doca-
meets to Kill Time.
QUAY THREATENS TO SIT CONTINUOUSLY
Tenasylranian Bendy to Enforce Night Sec
tions to Pats Measire
TREATIES MAY SUFFER SERIOUS DELAY
TJnllom Waata Cuba Canal Proto
col Called Ip, bat Fears Art Ea
tertalaed that ThU Will
If at Be Possible.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25. Tha feature of
the week In the senate will be the con
tinuation of the contest over the atatehood
bill. The lines are now more closely
drawn tbsn they have ever before been
since this measure waa Introduced. They
are, Indeed, so taut that all onlookers
real lie that they are about to break, but
few unprejudiced persons would undertake
to aay positively which side will meet dls
acter. Vote Encourages Friends.
The advocates of statehood were much
encouraged by the vote of last week, and
contending that it Sis been demonstrated
that there la majority of the aenate
favorable to tne bill, they declare that It
Is preposterous to ask them to yield, while
the opposition urge that the vote waa not
a test at all and no real Indication of the
attitude of the aenate. They say the bill
Is'stsndlng In the way of other legislation
and contend that It must get out of the
road and remain out when the appropria
tion bills begin to press to the front, as
they will soon do. It Is probable, how
ever, that with some exceptional times, the
bill will hold Its .lace in the' front ranks
during the week.
It Is the intention, however, to use the
appropriation bills only In caae there
should be av effort to hold night sessions
tn order to secure action on the statehood
bill. Senator Quay (Pa.) has mora than
once Indicated his Intention of asking the
senate to "sit continuously," which means
that he is contemplating night sessions.
The general understanding among the
friends of the measure la that the pro
longed session test will come early In the
week, possibly sbout Tuesday, but the
Pennsylvania senator baa so far failed -to
make authoritative announcement on that
point. Senator Quay now asserts his In
tention to press the bill more strenuously
than In the past, and the opposition Is
' Just ss pronounced in Its Intention t? re
sist Its passage. They say that ths bill
cannot pass,,an pome .of them announce
that they would rather take the responsi
' blllty for an extra session than have the
statehood bill become law.
When the question is again taken up
Senator Burnham (N. II.) will proceed with
Ms speech and It is now the plan to have
Senator Kearns (Utah) follow him. Senator
Peverldge (Ind.) also will be heard.
' The opposition Is prepared. It necessary,
to Introduce extraneous matters for the
j-urpose of preventing a vote. For Instance,
tne senator had on his desk a copy of the
incyclopaedla speech delivered by Senator
Cluay during the consideration of the Wll
son -Gorman tariff bill, which he threatens
to read, and another has at hand a volum
inous history ot New Mexico.
May Block Other Business.
It night sessions are atempted the op
ponents of the bill will resort to the usual
methods to kill time. On the other hand
it Is admitted the supporters of the bill
will take bold stand sgalnst allowing any
other business to proceed until a vote Is
secured on the statehood bill. 'Some would
even go the extent of excluding appropria
There Is some apprehension on the part
of the bill's supporters that there may be
an effort to unduly discuss and delay the
statehood bill and such a course will be
The work of the week will begin with
the diplomatic appropriation bill tomor
row. This measure Is In charge of Senator
Hale (Me.), who will attempt to put It
through with dispatch. .
As the bill stands it Is not calculated
to provoke muclj debate, but there Is a
probability that there will be an effort
to attach to It Senator ledge's (Maas.)
conaular reform bill aa an amendment.
If this effort should be aiade considerable
discussion Is probable.
Thre rre aeveral special orders for the'
week . which will consume more or less
time.- The memorial exercise ordered for
Friday at the conclusion of the morning
business In honor of the memory of the
lata 8enator McMillan of Michigan. Is, m
deed, expected to last a whole day. As
usual In auch cases the senate will adjourn
after the,, conclusion of the memorial ad
dressea. Some time will be devoted on Saturday
to exercises connected with the acceptance
of the statues of Charles Carroll and
Cbarlea Hanson, which have been pre
sented for placea in Statuary hall at the
capltol by the state ot Maryland. Senator
Bcott (W. Vs.) also haa given notice ot a
speech for Tuesday on the pension laws.
Senator Cullom (111.) will make an
Sort whenever the opportunity offers to
secure consideration of the Cuban treaty,
and be said today that be would again
move. If necessary, to have the aenate go
Into executive session during the week for
the purpose of taking up ths treaty. Sena
tor Cullom also baa In charge the Panama
canal treaty and expresses a desire to se
cure early consideration, but aa aeveral of
the members ot the committee on foreign
relations, which Is now considering the
treaty, Bnd it necessary to be out of the
city during the week, It doea not now seem
. probable that the ceaal treaty will be re
Jtorted during the week.
HOUSE MEETS ON SUNDAY
(Salestses Lata Members aa Prelude
Mr'eek'a Dlaeoealoa of
WASHINGTON, Jsn. H. The house ot
representatives today Inaugurated the ex
pel I merit of holding memorial services for
deceased members upon the Sabbath. It
will be U Mowed hereafter during this ses
sion sod pioOably will become the general
practice In the bouse tn tbe future. Here
tofore, except on rare occasions, tbe house
(Coatlaued oa rifia Pace.)
MILES TALKS OF SIBERIA
Believes Bnlldlnaj of Railroad the
Beginning- of Era of De
velopment. (Copyright. 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
FARI3, Jan. 25. (New York Workl C-j
blcgram Special Telegram.) General Miles I
arrived In Paris this afternoon from Rus- I
sla. Tb world's correspondent saw hlnj
this evening at .he Continental hotel and
talked with him on the subject of his long
Journey. The gcneril said hU trip had
been most Interesting and pleasant. He
had been In Rus-:la before In tha summer,
but he ound more Interesting to go
there In the ',. ecauso one guts a
better Idea of "i-r it that time 3f
year and a Journey. .
", or counw
try resembling nothings
When tha general and hv,. vs,
who Include Mrs." Miles aqd jd
Mrs. Maus, crossed Siberia they Jivr.!1
tein days In railroad cars. Genual yfltt
eonfesoed that It was rather fatlgtiii. but
the cara were comfortable. Although thi
cold was at times very severe., it was not
so Intense as he bad experienced la north
west America. "
"The problem of tho Orient, especially
In China," General Miles said. "la ono of
great moment. It not only 'affects that
country and its government, but it 1 oue
In which nearly all the great powers of the
world are Interested.
"I predict a Rreat future for Siberia. Tba
effect of opening up Siberia by the rail
roads will be something like what has hap
pened In our own great estern '.ountry.
The headlight of the locomotive is Id sime
respects the greatest clvllizcr in the wor'd.
The development of a country's resources
usually follows the opening of avenue a of
communication and commerce by means ot
railways. I anticipate that that will be
the case In Siberia.
The natives of Siberia struck me aa a
strong, hardy race, both men and women,
perhaps unequalled In endurance or ary
other people In the world. They did not
seem to be extremely poor, but were atsit
ably clad and had an abundance of whole
"Along the line of the Siberian railroad
there probably are 6,000,000 of people who
live mostly in village, cultivating farms
In the summer and gathering (he products
of the fields, the same aa do the taming
communities In the United States and Can
ada. 'I have had no experience of the Si
beria repreaented by pictures of sledres
being chased by wolves," the general con
tinued, smiling. "In fact .there is very lit
tle difference between traveling there and
"We have had an excellent reception
from everybody. Marked court-sy and kind
ness has been shown to us wherever we
'I was delayed, and arrived In the Rus
sian capital one day late. Later I was In
vited to an audience with the czar snd to
a grand court ball, but my engagements
would not permit me to remain. I have
been away from home since 'September 11,
and several Important matters are awaiting
The general looked hale and hearty. He
says Mrs. Miles Is a good traveler and bis
stood the Journey well end has enjoyed her
experience. When 4he World correspond
ent called at the hotel she hsd gone tn
visit her sister, Mrs. Cameron, who Is In
Paris for her daughter's education. After
staying a few days here, General Miles will
leave for the United Statea by, way ot
BRAZIL BIDS FOR PEACE
Offers Land to Bolivian Government
If Aere Expedition la
LA PAZ, Bolivia, Jan. 25. At noon yes
terday the first vice president. Colonel
VelKsco, waa banished under an executive
decree. A police patrol conducted him to
the Peruvian frontier.
' The reason for this sctlon was that Vice
President Velasco, being a leader of tho
opposition, could not assume the presidency
without creating political disturbances.
The aecond vice president, Dr. Anlbal
Caprlles, will assume the preridency when
President Pando goea to Acre.
During the past week conferences have
taken place between the Brailllan minister
and President Pando. Tbe object of these,
meetings has not "been definitely ascer
tained, but It Is understood that Brazil Is
seeking to dissuade the Bolivian govern
ment from proceeding with the military
expedition to Acre. It is aald that Brasil
Is offering In exchange the Madeira terri
tory, situated on the Bolivian frontier, with
financial facilities for Acre.
PARIS. Jan. 25. The Brazilian legation
hero has Issued an official statement ex
plaining the government's position toward
tbe Acre dispute and tbe projected expedi
tion by President Pando of Bolivia.
The statement declares that the Bra
zilian government haa given Bolivia to un
derstand that the contract with the Boli
vian syndicate is a monstrosity on law,
since It entails the partial alienation of
sovereignty to s foreign country and that
the concession Is void Inasmuch as it dis
poses ot territory which Is the subject of
dispute with Peru.
The statement proceeds to say that Bra
zil has always given a liberal Interpreta
tion to the treaty of 186T, seeking to favor
Bolivia by procuring its facility of com
munication on the Annzon and the Para
guay, but Bolivia having alienated to a
foreign syndicate the rights made to it In
the Acre territory Brazil will now sustain
the strict Interpretation of the treaty.
After recounting the various proposals
made to adjust tho dispute the statement
Bolivia having refused ail thl J proposals
and President Pando having decided to
march asalr.st tne ttrazlltan subjects i
Acre, the jireaident of Hrai.il hns derided to
concentrate letups in the adjoining atates
of Matto Graaso and Amasona.
FEAR 'FRISCO PLAGUE SPOT
Port for Fear
GUAYAQUIL. Ecuador. Jan. 2i The
Board of Health has resolved ujU to admit
Into port the Koamos '.ine steamer Her
monthts, from San Franciaco December ."1,
tor Hamburg, which baa arrived here.
Tbe board also asks President Plaza to
recall the Ecuadorian consul at San Fran
cisco and to request Dr. Fellclmo Lopez of
New York to go Immediately to that city
and act aa consul until the plague disap
pears from California.
Malaria Honor Is Coanlaa.
LIERPOOL. Jan. 25. Presiding at a
complimentary banquet on Baturday to
Prof. Donald Ross, the recipient of the
Nobel prize for medical research. Sir Al
fred Jones announced that ths United
States had applied to Prof. Ross for ad
vice and that he was going to America
NEW, SYSTEM IS NECESSARY
Present Plan of Selecting Indian Agent
Certain to Breed BoandaL
MANY OFFICIALS ARE TOTALLY UNFIT
Indian Reform Association Calls At
tention to the Reeord of
Crookedness In the
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 25. Tho Indian
Reform association has written the follow
ing letter to tbe president calling atten
tion to the necessity of a change in the
method of selecting Indian agents:
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 9. To the Presi
dent, the White House, Washington, D. C
Sir. It was a great satisfaction to us to
read In your recent annual message to con
gress. In reference to the officials who rep
resent the government In dealing with the
Indians, that "A particularly high stand
ard of conduct should be demanded from
I them, and where misconduct can be proved
the punishment should be exemplary."
We heartly commend the high stand you
have taken in this matter. At the same
time will you permit us to call your at
tention to certain facts in connection with
the deplorable results incident to the pres
ent method of selecting Indian agents which
show beyond question the importance of
a distinct change in the plan now In vogue
for appointing them a change that, in our
opinion, cannot be made too soon for the
good of the Indian service.
A careful examination of the changes ot
agents in the Indian service from July 6,
1899, to November 10, 1902, (a period cov
ering a little more than three years) Is
sufficient corroboration of this assertion.
There were fifty-five Indian agencies on
July 6, 1839. Up to November 10, 1902. the
number had been reduced to thirty-nine,
by placing the Indians at sixteen agencies
under the care of bonded superintendents
of schools. In some instances these
changes were made because the agents tn
question were notoriously unfit; In others,
because the Indians were so far advanced
In civilization that an agent waa no longer
needed. Omitting the latter. It leaves forty-three
agencies as a basis tor compari
son. During the three years In question,
twenty-one agents (about 60 per cent of
tbe entire-' number) were either dismissed
from the service by the department or al
lowed to resign, or refused reappointment
for cause. In many Instances the official
record ot these mon was very bad and
must have exerted a most pernicious Influ
ence on the Indians under their care.
Too Moeh Polities.
Of those so removed, one Is now serving
a term In the penitentiary for defalcation;
another la under Indictment by tbe United
States grand jury for fraudulent practices
and will doubtless be tried at an early
date. His predecessor in office, guilty of
similar offenses, upon learning - whr, ac
tion had been taken, - committed suicide.
Of the, others displaced. It may be said that
two were removed for immorality, nine for
dishonesty , and,, collusion with , traders , jr
others snd seven on the" ground ot being
"unfit" or "worthless."
In addition to these twenty-one cases
there are seven agents still In the service
against whom serious charges have been
preferred, who are wholly unfit for the
responsible positions they occupy. Sev
eral of these agencies are now being In
vestigated. We desire to expresu our approval ot
the earnest efforts tbe present commis
sioner of Indian affairs, Hon. W. A. Jones,
has almost invariably put forth to purge
the service of Improper or unfit agents,
in some Instances, however, he has been
prevented from taking prompt action where
charges were made, owing to a lack of In
spectors who could be detailed to make
the necessary investigations.
Five years ago a statement prepared by
the National Civil Service Reform league
showed that a large number of changes
made In the Indian agents was due al
most entirely to political reasons. Tbe
changes made during the last three years,
however, show a commendable effort on
the part of the Indian office to get rid of
unfit or dishonest agents, whose appoint
ments, ss a rule, were obtained through
political Influence. It need scarcely be
added that had the question of fitness been
the determining "actor in the selection of
those agents, the Indian office would
doubtless hsve been spared this dark pago
on Its records. We are glad to note that
during the three years in question there
Is but one Instance where tbe removsl of a
good agent before ths expiration of his
term wse due to political .pressure, and
in that case the Indian office vainly sought
to have the man retained, in view of his
proved fitness. t
Scandals Sore to Come.
The Indian office unquest'onably desires
to elevate the personnel of Its agents and
keep the service free from scandal, but this
is obviously Impossible so long as the pres
ent system obtslns of permitting the ap
pointment of men to these Important posi
tions for purely political reasons.
It would be a great Improvement, We be
Tleve, If the executive were to Insist that
men recommended to blm for the position
of Indian agents by members ot congress or
others should be subject to some form of
examination analogous to those under tho
civil service commission to ascertain their
qualifications I. -fore they should be elig
ible. Even this, wb'le it would be prefer
able to the present system, would be far
short, we believe, ot what ought to be done.
If the position of Indian agent cjuld b"
brought within the classified service tho
problem wouldbe simplified, but since that
J would require congressional action it is
aouutiui wnetner it coui.i be accomplished.
The authority conferred upon tbe execu
tive to place bonded school superintendents
ln charge ot sgencies, when such a step Is
deemed advisable, affords a certain measure
of relief. If the plan is followed wherever
possible. t promises well for the future.
These superintendents of Indian schools
are usually men of Intelligence and high
character, and before they are appointed
must pass a rigid civil service examination
to prove their fitness mentally and morally.
That tbe plan Is sound In practice as will
as ln theory Is evident from the fart t hut
slthough more than one-third of the ln-
ui.u Bgt-ucK-s are now in coarge or srnooi
superintendents, not a single Inslsnce of
defalcation in office has occurred. On tbe
other hsnd, as has been shown, one-half of
the Indira agents appointed during a period
of three years bsve been retired from tin
service by reason of unfitness or malfeas
ance In office.
The plan of placing Indian agencies under
the control of school superintendents also
has the effect of breaking up large reser
vations, and to a certain extent dlbinte
grating tribal fealty a ootent factor tn re
tarding Indian civilization. Tie superin
tendent, coming Into close relations with
(Coulluued on FUlh Page.)
APPROVE ALASKAN TREATY
British Pnpera Seo '. Renewed Proof
of Enallsh and American
LONDON, Jan. 26 The signature of the
Alaskan boundary treaty has given great
satisfaction to the English pre on tbe
ground that It provides, at a critical mo
ment In the Venezuelan trouble, n.i tin
doubted proof of the uninterrupted friend
liness existing between Great Britain and
the United 8tatea. This point, which Is
elaborated In all the edltorla's nn :he sub
ject almost to tbe exclusion of discussion
of the Intrinsic merits of the arrnugment
Little dcubt Is entertalnel here that the
United States senate will accept the treaty
snd that (he commission will ultimately
meet in London, but regret is expressed
that no provision la made for the ..ppoint
ment cf an umpire, because -n the event
of the commlsslou being equally divided
It Is said the controversy will bo HUle
nearer a settlement.
One paper thinks In this event the dis
pute will be referred to The Hague tri
bunal. The Times rejoices at the constitution rf
the proposed commission, which. It nays,
"Implies a high degree of confidence In the
equity of the other side. Tilt, commission
becomes virtually sn arbitration court. Al
though arbitration Is a good .hlng In its
way It Is not nearly so goot ns direct ne
gotiation, merely because It does not Im
ply so much confidence and good will.
"Should It happru that the commission
be unable to arrive ot a decision, no ham
will come. We only have a striking illus
tration of the complexity of the question,
and then proceed to arbitration, t.'it we
believe the commission will rseh it settle
ment In a manner which will Icavi no rer.se
of disappointment on either side."
OTTAWA, Ont., Jan. 25. A dispatch from
Washington regarding the signing of a
treaty to refer the Canada-Alaska bound
ary dispute to, arbitration was not unex
pected. In the prime minister's absence,
the other ministers do not care to discuss
the matter. It is known that the Ottawa
end of the negotiations have been pretty
much In Sir Winifred Laurler's hands.
The question is asked here tonight, "How
far does tho treaty go?" ' If tho entire
boundary dispute, without the Dyea and
Skagway reservation, la to be referred to
the arbitration commission, then Canada
does not stand to be In any worse condi
tion, than It Is today. If the ownership of
Dyea and Skagway has been conceded to
the United States then Canada is placed
In a dangerous position.
It is believed if the United States wins
over the British representative, then the
Canadian contentions are lost.
It la generally believed here that Lord
Alveratone. lord chief Justice of England,
will be the British commissioner. He Is
better known as Sir Richard Webster, and
was sssQclate counsel for Canada before
the Bering sea commission tn Paris. Mr.
Justice Mills ot the supreme court Is men
tioned as a likely representative of
FEAR BANDITS WILL - FIGHT
Missouri Poasen SenecB, Joe Bank Rob.
, bera and Expect Bis;
UNION, Mo., Jan. 25. Tbe house, twelve
miles from here, where tbe fight occurred
yesterday between men suspected of being
the robbers of the Bank of Union and offi
cers, was searched today and asack con
taining $800 was found In fhe cistern.
Am ,! nf .V, RoKt IT, a n tr Dnnlnli
.-.a en- hi. tvif .,, iv their rt.n.hfe;
...v- ' .. ' I .
EjOi jj er, ttif,ru i o, huu ucui ajc uniut-a, a. icia-
tlve, who were occupants of the hut, were
arrested. Rudolph Is the stepfather of Wil
liam Anderson, wbo escaped after the fight
and Is suspected of complicity ln the rob
bery. The prisoners have Been brought
Aiiderson and a companion named Lewis
are wanted specifically on the charge of
robbing the bank. Lewis was wounded In
the fight, but both secured horses late last
night and departed. .They went to a farmer
named Armstead and demanded two horses.
He refused to comply, and, laying down
200, they forciby took the horses and rode
It Is believed they will not surrender If
surrounded, but fight to the .death. Posses
are scouring the country and are being
augmented by hundreds of armed men and
Anderson, who Is 21 years old, is de
scribed as a typical backwoodsman, cool,
deliberate and fearless, and If be Is dis
covered a desperate fight will result.
SICK FOLK FEE FROM FIRE
Smallpox Hospital Biases and Patients
Ksenpe In Their Slant
clothes. BIDDEFORD, Me., Jan. 25. By the burn
ing of the smallpox hospital today thirty
six men and women patients were forced
to escspe In their night clothes.
The mercury was several degrees below
zero snd all suffered terribly from expo
sure. One man Is' expected to die.
When the ' fire was discovered some of
the patients seized mattresses and dragged
them out on the snow, out of danger from
the fire and huddled together upon them.
Notwithstanding the dread of the dis
ease the firemen and police went at the
bulld'ng with a will, but failed to save It.
The firemen and policemen gave up their
outer garments to clothe the patients, who
were cared for in houses offered by the
owners aa temporary hospitals.
STRIKE FOR RECOGNITION
Indiana Railway Tied I p Because
Company Refuses to Reeosjalse
GOSHEN, Ind., Jan. 25. One hundred
employes on the Indiana railway struck I extend to the whole of the Southern rai
this morning. Service on the Goshen- I way system. The demand will probably be
South Bend Interurban Is abandoned and I for 26 per cent Increase and changes In
tbe city lines ln Goahen, Elkhart and South
Bend sre tied up. Only msll csrs are In
The rnmnanv refuses to recognize the
' new unlon tormei n1 discharged several
l employes for joining It.
OLD WICHITA MAN SUICIDES
Hallway Man of Much Experience
Takea Fatal Hose of
HUNTINGTON, Ind.. Jan. 25 Robert E.
Klnaird, at pne time geueral passenger
and ticket agent cf the Fort Wayne, Cin
cinnati a Louisville railroad, committed
suicide today by taking morphine.
Five years sgo be was geueral auditor of
ths Suite F railroad at WUbila, Kan.
WOLCOTT ACCEPTS TELLER
Complains of Republican Treachery, bnt
Urges Close of Senatorial War.
ASKS COLORADO TO SUBMIT TO RESULT
Bitterly Arralans Wicked Wrong
Done His Pnrtyt Praises Dem
ocratic Senator aa Honest
and Devoted to Stnte.
DENVER. Jan. 25. The climax In the
senatorial fight In Colorado came tonight
when Senator Wolcott, the candidate of tbe
so-called "stalwart" wing of the republican
party, announced his practical withdrawal
from any further contest, and urged the
people of Colorado to accept the election
of Senator Henry M. Teller.
Republicans Are Treacherous.
The announcement was made In a signed
statement. In which Mr. Wolcott charges
certain republican leaders and sntl-Wolcott
forces in the republican ranks with treach
ery, deliberate and continuous, although he
disposes of others of the antl-Wolcott
crowd by characterizing them as "dupes"
of the main conspirators. He refers to tho
refusal of the antl-Woleotts In the house
to unseat the democrat members from
Arapahoe county and calls It "a crime
against the republican, party and against
Mr. Wolcott declares that Lieutenant
Governor Haggott, when he withdrew from
the senate chamber and with less than a
dozen senators whose seats were undis
puted, organized another senate was as
sured of support by his associates in the
state government, which support "fell away
from him," however. Continuing, Mr. Wol
There were three Joint sessions of the
general assembly. At the lust -one fifty-
one democrats voted for Teller. No other
Joint session had been held and no repub
lican had voted In a Joint sesyi' n. i no
election of Mr. Teller was tinctured with
fraud, first In the trickery of Adjournment
by the democrats of the house; second. In
tho arbitrary and fraudulent expulsion of
two legally eleeted senatoia.
There is, however, no legally constituted
senate us might have been 1 1 1 l i in
conspiracy and It is now too late to undo
the wrong and, by unseating the fraud
ulently elected members froia Arapahoe
county. Insure the valid election ot a
Wicked and unforgivable as Is the wrong
done the republican party, yet from the
point of view of the highest citizenship,
there is but one thing to be done and ihat
is for the neonle to accent the dcplor.ible
situation and the governor of the state 'Ol
lRsue a certificate of election to Mr.
Most Close Flarht Now.
Mr. Wolcott says Important matters re
quiring legislative action will be coming
up and will demand all the time and at
tention of the legislature, therefore, the
senatorial contest should not be further
Speaking of Mr. Teller, the ex-senator
says that In no sense was he a party to
the frauds above referred to, although he
waa the beneficiary. He pays the following
tribute to the senator-elect:
He has served Colorado (.early a gene
rallnn -at -Wn.ahtngtnn and whatever-may
be 'our regret that be no longer, marcnoa
In the ranks of the party which has so
highly honored him, every cltiaen ot the
State wishes him health and strength and
believes that he is single minded In his
devotion to the material interests of the
Mr. Wolcott concludes his statement by
saying that for himself, he has not tbe
slightest sense of personal disappointment,
neither does he cherish rancor toward any
body. He declares that ho will alwaya be
I found ln tnee raDks of th republican party
t Governor ' Congratulates Teller.
Henry ftfe Teller left the city last night
for his country place at Grand Junc
tion. Governor Peabody, who went to Canon
City to spend Sunday at home, was a pas
senger oh the same train and extended con
gratulations to the senator.
"My election, I feel sure, was perfectly
legal snd regular," said Senator Teller, In
conversation with friends, "for I succeeded
ln getting the majority vote of both bouses.
I am entitled to a certificate from the gov
ernor and shall expect It, but if I fall to
secure gubernatorial credentials I shall be
able to take my case before the senate
When asked If he would sin a certificate
for election ot Senator Teller, Governor
Peabody replied, "I will cross that bridge
when I come to It."
It Is understood, however, that the gov
ernor will be in no haste to act ln the mat
ter, but will allow the fullest time for the
determination ot all Issues before he signs
credentials for any one.
The Colorado senator's term does not
begin until March 4, and he is not likely to
need any certificate until congress as
sembles next November unless an extra
session should be called.
D. B. Fairley, chairman of the republican
state committee, whose resignation haa
been demanded by vote of a majority of
tbe committee on account of his opposition
to, the candidacy of E. O. Wolcott, has
given out a statement declaring ihat the
republicans will not recognize Teller's
In my opinion the election was Illegal and
no attention will be paid to It by the state
central committee or either faction of the
republicans ln the houe or senate. The
election Is Invalid, for the reason 'that the
proer officers did not preside over the
SOUTHERN MEN TO ASK RAISE
Trnlnmrn and Switchmen on
LouU-l.oulsvllle Brnnch Will
LOUISVILLE, Ky:. Jan. 25. A committee
of the conductors, trainmen and switchmen
of the St. Louls-Loulsvllle line of the
Southern railway will meet here this week
to consider the advisability of demanding
an Increase in wages.
The movement is to be general, .ind iiay
the present policy ot the management
toward Its employes ln train service.
MACKAY'S BENEFACTOR DIES
Liveryman who Enabled Miner
Make Millions Pasaes Away
COLUMBIA, Mo., Jsn. 25 Lswrence
Bash, whose death In Bcone county his just
been announced, lent John W. Mackay 110.
000 with which be bought and developed
the Comstock led".
Bash was then a prosperous liveryman of
Virginia City, Nev., snd a warm friend of
Mackay. Their friendship continued until
Mackay's death. Bash returned to Mis
souri many years ago and left a large estate.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Rain and Colder
Monday; Tuesday Kalr.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterdnyl
ft a. m ,
fl a. m,
T a. m ,
N a. m ,
f a. m.
in a. m,
II a. m i
13 m.. ..
SORE OVER BAR ELECTION
Some Members of Omaha Association
Are I.lsrhtly Bruised by Satur
day MkIiI's Contests.
It develops that .the transactions at
Saturday night's meet ig of tho Omaha
Bar association were ot such nature snd of
such result that tbe dissociation's career
during the coming year will be Interesting
to observe. The fact Is that the executive
forces sf the association are of different
factions snd a trial of strength may re
sult. "Before the meeting was called to order at
the -Commercial clubrooms It had become
generally known that F. A. Brogan and a
following was to be pitted sgalnst John L.
Kennedy and a following. The Kennedy
faction hncTmade the charge that the Bro
gan faction Is trying to run tlft association
and the Brogou faction answered that It
has had to run ,lt heretofore because others
were not willing to do anything requiring
so much work.
This preliminary discussion brought to
the meeting more than 100 of the 150 mem
bers and the contest extended clear along
the line, the Brogan faction declining to
give In, after Kennedy had won In' ilie
presidential cllndh. The vice president Is
chosen by the executive committee, but for
secretary A. G. Ellick, the successful can
didate, had to beat E. C. Hoddcr and O. S.
Erwin, and for treasurer Clancy St. Clair
had to beat Hodder, who bobbed up ln
The division of honors oarao when the
executive commlttemen were chosen. Hera
the Brogan faction got W. D. Mcllugh.
James H. Mcintosh and W. F. Ouiley
seated, with Warren Swltzlcr and John
Parish as the Kennedy minority. Brogan
men assert that with this majority on the
bo.ird their faction "will be able to run
things, Just the same." Others who were
In th race for a place on the committee
were J. B. Sheean, Arthur Smith, B. O.
Burbank and P. A. Wells of South Omuha.
After the election there was a luncheon
and general good time, but it is conceded
that some rather sore spots remain.
TO CONSIDER GRAIN RATES
Transportntlon Committee of Com
mercial Club to Get Busy
The trsnsportatlon committee of the
Commercial club and the grain dealers of
the city will meet at the Commercial club
rooms Mondsy at noon for the purpose of
taking up the question of grain rat is 1 to
Oifiaha. ' The " transportation ' trommlttee
will thus be the first of the regular commit
tees of the club since the reorganization to
take up regular bualness, and it is said by
members of the committee that the organi
zation will teep at work ln this matter
until the rates doslred by the grain dealers
The membership committee of the club
exnects to have a report to make at the
meeting of the executive "Committee Tues
day at noon which will show an Increase In
membership of tho organization of fifty
since the last meeting. With the change In
the policy of the management of the club
rooms It Is said that the membership com-
mlttee finds a larger number of persons
anxious to enroll their names upon tne
books of the club than when all persons
li respective of membership were permitted
to have tho freedom of the rooms.
CREIGHTON COURT CEREMONY
Officers of Catholic Order of Foresters
for Snsulnsr Year Are
Crelghton court No. 1310, Catholic Order
of Foresters, held Its second annual instal
lation of officers at Arlington hall Sunday
afternoon. This ceremony, coming as it did
two weeks after tbe consolidation of
Crelghton court with St. Philomena's court,
was in a way commemorative of that ab
sorption. The new court now haa a mem
bership of seventy-five.
J. B. Kennedy, installing officer, was ln
charge of the ceremony, and the officials
Installed were: Chief ranger, James 'W.
Martin; vice chief ranger, M. N. Greeley;
past chief ranger, N. P. . Plant; recording
secretary, A. E. Kennedy; financial secre
tary, J. H. Callahan; treasurer, W. J. Cul
ken; senior conductor, John Pinault; Junior
conductor, T. S. Kennedy; Inside sentinel,
J. B. Foley; outside sentinel, Ed Daughton;
trustees, P. X. Kennedy, P. J. Brennan,
UNUSUAL FUNERAL GATHERING
Two Hundred and Fifty Vehicles Fol
low Jlearae Containing Peter
The funeral of Peter Glandt took place
yeaterday afternoon at the family rcssidencs
near Bennington and friends came by team
from many miles awsy to pay a last tribute
to the deceased. The services were con
ducted by the pastor of the Garman Luth
eran church at Millard and thi pall bear
ers were Chris Bull, Jisph Bull. C. Rohwrr,
Emll Hansen, Henry Kuhl and Henry Bock.
The interment was at Allen cemetery and
250 vehicles followed the hearse to the burial
place. Many believe It to "lav been lbs
most largely attended funeral la Douglas
HANGS SELF WITH CLOTHING
Indiana Murderer (onimlls Suicide In
Jail While Awaltlns
MADISON. Ind.. Jan. 25. A man of the
i name ol briefer shot and killed Richard
i Smith at Vehay last night and when lodged
In jail today cut his clothing Into strings
and hanged himself.
Movements of Ocean Vessels Jan. 2A.
At New York Arrived: Ethiopia, from
Olasgow and Movllle; Ktrurla, from IJver
xmi and yu enstowii; Hiinovi-r, from Bre
men. At IJverpool Arrlv.d: Gcoralc, from
At Queetmtown Arrived; Ivernla, from
New York, lor IJverpool, and proceeded;
hiixonl:). from Liverpool, for New Veil.,
Al Cherbourg Balled: St. Puul, from
Southampton, for New York.
At Movllle Ballfd; Anchoria, from Olas
Sow, for New York.
ALLIES SETTLE WAR
Eeports Beach . Europe that RetUamant
Will Come This Week.
AMERICA TO COLLECT CUSTOMS DUES
Washington to Appoint Commission to Ad
minister the Port Offio I,
BLOCKADE OF COASTS WILL END TODAY
Eureisan Powers Deolde to EemoTs Ships
lrom Bonthera Waters.
CONFIRM BOWEN'S GUARDED STATEMENT
Berlin and Rome Father Rnmnra a
Peadlnsr End to EmbroBllo Which
Lately Threatened Peace
BRUSSELS. Jan. 2fi. A dispatch to the
Petit Bleu from Berlin says an agreement
on the Venezuelan question will be reached
next week and that a commission appointed
oy tne United States sovernment will be
charged with the administration of all the
maritime customs offices In Venezuela.
Taken ln conjunction with the ststeraent
Issued by Mr. Bowen yerterday this Is be
lieved to be authoritative.
ROME, Jan. 25 The Patrla asserts that
the Venezueisn blockade will be raised to
morrow. Germany Defends Donihardntnt,
BERLIN Jan. 25. The German pi-ess
discusses calmly the bombardment of San
Carlos. The leading newspapers here and
in the provincial cities take the position
that If the United States put Itself ln the
place of Oermany It would see Ihat the
commander of Panther, unless the blockade
were to become) a djad letter, waa obliged
to enter the lagoon of Maracalbo, and
that the action with tbe fort and the sub
sequent co-operation 'of 'lneta with Tan-
thcr were Inevitable consequences.
The newspapers attach some .'mportsnce
to President Castro's throwing ridicule on
the blockade and his remark that hs could
render the blockade useless through the
Iiowen Not Communicative.
. WASHINGTON. Jan. 25. Mr. Bowen feels
optimistic tonight over the future In the
Venezuelan matter. He adheres to tie bs-
Ilef expressed by htm ln the statement
given out last night that the case would re
settled soon, snd satisfactorily.
His latest proposition, the Importnnt fea
ture of which la the matter of guaranty aa
preliminary to the raising of the block
ade, will be in the hands of all the allies
by tomorrow afternoon, and Mr. Bowen
thinks an answer might be received in
Wsshlngton possibly by Tuesday.
Mr. Bowen declined tonlfiht to discuss
the announcement that a corooilsslon ap
pointed, by tbs. United States-would, bs
charged with the administration ot tha
maritime customs offices In Venezuela. The
Inference drawn from hia remarks wss that
while the statement as a whole was lu
correct, yet there was sn element of doubt
as to some feature ot It.
Bowen Confers with Diplomats.
A long conference between Mr. Bowen
and Sir Michael Herbert, followed by
others between Sir Michael, Signer
Mayor Des Plancses, tbe Italian am
bassador, and Count Quadt, tbe
German charge d'affaires, Indicated diplo
matic activity In Washingtm today over
the Venezuelan altuation. All the min
isters declined to discuss the re: ulta of to
day's meeting, but general statements made
by them, that tbe situation tonight war
ranted hope of early relief. Is significant
of what has been accomplished during the
last twenty-four hours.
By this time the London, Berlin and
Rome Foreign offices are In possession of
Mr. Bowen's third proposition stating the
nature of the guarantee he Is prepared to
offer If bis Initial request Is eompltud with
snd the blockade raUed at onc.i. . Strict
reticence is maintained by all the negotia
tors as to the nature of this guaranty r.-'d
until tho joint reply of the powers is re
ceived It will not be disclosed. ,
Mr. Bowen and the State department sre
greatly Impressed with the attitude of the
allied representatives ln Washington dur
ing the present negotiations. While act
ing at all times under Instructions from
their Foreign offices they have expedited
matters considerably by their Mtralghtfor
ward manner of dealing with V'enesuia's
representative. This fact has especially
appealed to the Washington officials, wfco,
while not participating In the preliminaries
necessarily are vitally Interested In their
Although Germany Is sending a special
envoy here to conduct the negotiations, Mr.
Bowen has taken occasion to express his
sbsolute satisfaction with the manner tn
which Count Quadt has represented bis
government. Tbe Germsn charge, of course,
has been acting under instructions fiom
Berlin, but the point was made today by
Mr. Bowen and by officials ot tbe Wash
ington government, that the activity of
Germany's representative from the day of
Mr. Bowen's arrival and the Judgment he
has shown has done much to aid in bring
ing about an ultimate solution of the pres
Action Expected This Week.
Tomorrow there will be conferences be
tween all the negotiators, but no definite
action is expected regarding the blockade
before Tuesday er Wednesdsy. Through
out bis negotiations hers Mr. Bowen has
dealt separately with the foreign envoys,
while they have kept In constant touch with
one another. There has been no Joint ac
tion on their part.
Tho Important fact developed today that
the triple . alliance against Venezuela was
far more comprehensive than was supposed
at first. The agreement between Grest
Britain, Germany and Italy Involved not
only a joint initiative action for tbe collec
tion of their claims, but each of tue three
powers also pledged Itself to lift the block
Tbt Ironclad nature of ths alliance al
ready baa been communicated to the State
department by Charge White and It Is this
fact which waa responsible for the grave
apprehensions heretofore felt regarding tbe
outcome of tho dispute. The reply of tbe
powers therefore necesiarlly will be joint.
A favorable answer to Mr. Bowen's lsat
proposition, and it Is tbe belief of all to
night that tie answer will be favorable,
will mean ths immediate withdrawal of all
the blockading ships, while a deollnatloa
to accept the guaranty offered by Mr.
Bowou must rebult in the continuance cf
the blockade by all three allies.
Say Fort Fired First. .
MATtACAIBO, Jan. 25. The United State
legation baa been conducting an lnvestlga
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