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    TUX OSCAIIA DJLLLT KKCr YCEHDAY, JAKTARV 27. I!OH
Miii TO RAISE BLOCKADE
Bpeedj leulament of Vneuelan Trontle
Likalj ta Be Effected.
BOWEN'S PROPOSALS ARE SATISFACTORY
Offers Thirty Per Cent of ( uilomi Re
ceipts at Puerto Cabello a ad La
(ra, lo Be Collected
by I'nnrri.
X)NDON', Jan. 26 It. was learned today
by a representative of the Associated Press
tbat Great Britain and Germany have in
formed their representatives at Washing
ton that they consider Minister Bowen'a
proposals regarding Veneiuela's guaranties
to form a satisfactory basis for further ne
gotiations. In addition to the effer of part of the cus
toms of La Guayra and Puerto Cabello as a
guaranty, Mr. Bowen Informed the powers
that several New York oanm had rxpreaied
their willingness to tiniern'o the pay
ment of the first claims dmanded ly the
powers upon the basis of such a guaranty.
As soon as the powers liar of the con
sent of reliable houses to guarantee ihi
payment of the first claims the blockade
will be raised. This Is t-xpected to be
within two or three days.
In the event of thla i.rningemont being
concluded, it is supposed It.?: tfcj customs
of the two ports mention id will be admin
istered jointly by representatives of ilia
powers and of the banks roncsrned.
At the German rmbasjy hem it was said
i there waa no reason whatever for k. con
tinuance of the blockade, "only the pewrra
are not satisfied that the guaranty Is
not merely offered with the object of get
ting rid of them."
It is understood here that the barks re
ferred to by Mr. Bowen are J. and W. Bnllg
man & Co. and J. P. Morean aV Co.
Offer riitomi Receipts
WASHINGTON, Jan. J. Mr. Bowen, ant
ing for Venezuela, In return for the raising
of the blockade, pledges 30 per cent of the
receipts of the ports of Puerto Cabello and
La Coayra. the nine to te collected by a
Joint commission, made up of one repre
stntstlve of each of the power having
claims against Veneznela.
It is understood that the allies, while
considerably abating; their demands for a
rash payment from Venezuela, a till adhere
to the principle of the ultimatum so fat aa
ft Involves the payment of some money on
claims ef such character aa do not admit
of question.
Cpon the amount of these claims will de
pend Mr. Bowen" success In removing; the
blockade, for It Is believed that he has
contrived the mean to secure some cash
from President Castro, realized upon forced
loans, and more is likely to be derived
from interests in this country concerned
in the re-establishment of order in Venez
uela and the dissipation of the prosent
international complications.
Up to the closo of the day formal notice
of the acceptance of hia proposition had
not come to Mr. Bowen from the repre
sentatives of the allies here. However,
ouch unofficial information aa reached Mr.
Bowen confirmed him in the belief that
the pending controversy would be "settled
soon and satisfactorily."
The Italian government all along has
favored an honorable compromise and has
let its allies know the favor with which
it regarded the Bowen proposition, while
professing a willingness to defer to their
views in the matter.
It is hoped now thtt a cash payment
will be dispense with, as the customs re
ceipts offered would quickly defray the
pressing Individual clalma of the allies.
The lifting of the blockade would not
mean the withdrawal of the allied fleets,
as it is understood that not only will the
British American fleet remain in its ac
customed winter quarters, in the Car
ibbean aea. but the German government
will depart from its policy to get along
without atatlon fleets, and continue the
present squadron in American waters as a
permanent fleet.
There is no information in Washington
to Justify the positive statement contained
in a dispatch from Caracas that the Vene
tuelan blockade will be raised on Wednes
day, though Mr. Bowen is hopeful that
such will be the case.
Aerree to Raise Blockade.
BERLIN, Jan. 26. Written declarations
regarding the raising of the blockade in
Venezuelan ports have been exchanged be
tween Mr. Bowen and the representa
tives of Great Britain, Germany and Italy.
In their declarations the representatives
of the European governments promise to
consent to the immediate raising of the
blockade as soon as an agreement is con
cluded between tbom and Mr. Bowen em
bodying the conditions laid down by the
powers.
These conditions chiefly relate to tho
guaranties to be furnished by Venezuela,
which has offered a portion of the customs
revenues of La Guayra and Puerto Cabello.
A question which Is being' considered Is
whether the allies shall establish an inter
national commission for receiving the cus
toms or whether some noutral agent ahall
be appointed. If the latter course is de
cided upon it is believed that some Ameri
can authority will bo chosen, perhaps Mr.
Bowen.
The proposal contemplates dividing the
allies' claims Into three grades and that
each be treated separately and in propor
tion to its validity.
Only a portion of the Venezuelan reve
nues will be available for the payment of
the clalma. because of the large part al
ready hypothecated as security for foreign
loans.
A lively exchange of telegrams occurred
between Germany and Great Britain on
Saturday before the acceptance of Mr,
Bowon'a proposition cabled from Washing
ton. It is explained tbat Great Britain's
acceptance would be forwarded to Wash
ington Qrst, because Mr. Bowen submitted
bis proposal t- Ambassador Herbert before
seeing Count Quadt. Tho Italian attitude
la to accept any arrangement agreeable to
Great Britain and Germany. As scon as
the payment of the first grade claims Is
disposed of the arrangement for the sec
ond will be proceeded with with each power
separately. The alliance between Gret t
Britain and Germany may have to be de
finitely ended so soon as the guarantee is
of the suffering and danger in store for her, robs the expectant mother
of all pleasant anticipations of the coming event, and casts over her a
shadow of gloom which cannot be shaken off. Thousands of women
have found that the use of Mother's Friend during pregnancy robs
confinement of all pain and danger, and insures safety to life of mother
and child. This scientific liniment is a god-send to all women at the
time of their most critical trial. Not only does Mother's Friend
carry women safely through the perils of child-birth, but its use
gently prepares the system for the coming t rtnt, prevents "morning
sickness," and other du-
aft? iSyss-s bWTIHEB8p&
$1.00 per bottle. Hook
containing valuable information free. jTID flfTZ'f H Tfi
Ike Br.dbeld Regulator Co.. AtUaU.C. li UXXuLmUU UJJ
KEEP IT BEFORE THE LEGISLATURE
Nebraska Railroad Assessments What They Hate Been
What They Are What They Should Be,
Assessment
for 192.
I 749,2.15.00
340,755.00
O4.400.O0
147.N73.00
142,050.00
740,72 l.OO
170.050.Otl
244,400.00
6B7.127.00
8:iS,02.OO
2U7.S70.On
0,030.00
603,650.00
438,4 1S.OO
T2fS.402.O0
832,042.00
IK 1,000.00
284,055.00
288,626.00
609,025.00
403,350.00
206,809.80
218,153.00
604,308.80
TO 1,004.00
10P.302.O0
T81.4OO.00
200,008.00
128,620.00
288,400.00
T 60,710.00
10,485.00
8H.82O.00
108,110.00
100,005.00
6O4,T08.30
320,308.00
340,012.00
ST.TTO.OO
203,388.00
077,075.00
103,630.00
873,145.00
603,194.00
276,130.00
897,744.00
405,012.50
423,372.50
138.3O0.0O
1,198,447.00
840,583.00
281,093.00
688,787.00
162,730.00
302,070.00
690,828.00
R82.183.00
390,924.00
175,400.00
1S1.5O0.OO
233,000.00
582,374.00
04,870.00
217,078.00
390,060.00
116,000.00
557,017.00
000,713.00
408,748.00
412,700.00
830,410.00
220,033.00
217,050.00
114,000.00
434,130.00
11 0.650. OO
84.4OO.0O
154,230.00
207,000.00
227.TOO.OO
S14.837.00
11,700.00
443,022.00
rnssty. Miles.
Ada ma l.Ti.OT i
Antelope .... Til.ST
Utalne !.
lloa Hatte.... 42.U3
Unni XS.ftO
Knffalo 10T.f0
Rurt an. 21
Donne RO.Uft
flatter 1.14.87
tsn 124.1.1
Cedar 4T.au
thane X.01
Cherry 112.71
Cheyenne .... 39.33
Clay 11.
Colfax 4.1.43
(mains 80.82
Caster 81.18
Dakota C9.01
Diwill ....... GX.67
Dawes 00.79
Dud 20.88
Dlson 45.46
Dodge 81.80
DoaaJaa 100.02
Dandy 4184
Fillmore 12T.A)
Franklin .... 40.34
Frontier 32.18
Farnaa ...... 62.2T
Gasje ........ 1SS.&4
Garfield 4.71
Gosper ....... 20.S3
Grant 30. SO
Greeley 51.88
Hall T4.06
Hamilton .... 60.83
Ilarlaa 81.63
Hayes 12.69
Hitchcock m . . 49.16
Holt 77.02
Hooker 80.18
Howard 01.29
Jefferson .... 108.83
Johnson ...... 08.46
Kearney 70.81
Keith 41.78
Kimball 88.18
Knox 27.06
Lancaster .... 200.94
Lincoln ...... 103.35
Madison 88.40
Merrick 08.33
fiance ......... 33.04
Nemaha ...... 73.07
Nackolla 140.22
Otoe 112.14
Pawnee 87.10
Perkins 48.88
Phelps 48.39
Plerra 59.80
Piatt 07.10
Polk 21.48
lied Willow.. 50.40
Richardson . . 79.80
Rock 23.12
Saline 80.2S
Sarpy 94.19
launders 88.80
' fteotts Dlnff....' .....
S'tward ...... 88.80
Sheridan 77.05
Sherman 07.37
Monx 48,18
Stanton 22.98
Thayer 00.11
Thomas 83.30
Thurston ..... 10.88
Valley 441.11
Washington .. 53.40
Wayne 40.54
Webster 69.97
Wheeler ...... 8.30
York 89.02
Total $20,330,631.00 20,080,692.70 $02,803,902.53
Average assessment per mile, 1802 $3,307.00
Average assessment per mile, 1002 4,081.37
Falrlr assessed, would be 9,222.14
The figures above presented are carefully compiled from reports of the state
auditor, the bulletins issued by authority of the railroads and the reports to their
stockholders published within the past year. These documents afford conclusive
proof that the aggregat.0 true value of railroads In Nebraska based on net earnings,
after deducting operating expenses, betterments and taxes paid, exceeds 312,O0O,OO.
Aa inapectlon of the table herewith presented shows Just how much each county
has lost by gradual reduction of the railroad assessment within the past ten years,
the aggregate apportionment of railroad assessments to each county for the year
1902 snd what the aggregate assessment should be if the. railroads were assessed
at one-sixth of their value based on net earnings. The appraisement of railroads
thst have not reported net earnings, which constitute less than one-sixth of the
entire railroad mileage in the state, Is based upon the value of their tangible
property.
signed and the consequent raising of the'
blockade occurs.
French Government Not Advised.
PARIS, Jan. 26. The French government
is not fully advised In regard to the prog
ress of the Venezuelan negotiations. The
repo-ts received indicate that considerable
friction arose at the first meeting between
Minister Dowen and the representatives of
the allies.
When Mr. Bowen announced that Presi
dent Castro expected him to raise the
blockade as a preliminary to further nego
tiations the allies' representatives replied
that President Castro waa not in a position
to lay down conditions.
Subsequently a better feeling waa estab
lished, aa the representatives of the allies
were satisfied that Mr. Bowen's request
was not in the nature of a demand.
It appears that Great Britain desires to
raise the blockade, but asked a preliminary
that Venezuela guaranty the paymert of
1100,000 as compensation for one of their
ships seised on the ground that it carried
arms to the revolutionists. ,
The reports also show several points of
divergence between the German and British
positions.
ROME. Jan. 26. The Italian government
Is an ordeal which all
women approach with
indescribable fear, for
nothing compares with
the pain and horror of
child-birth. The thought
What
Asseasmeat
Should De.
9 1,284,390.11
200,402.50
53.200.00
148.5H0.O0
132.228.73
1,858.704.75
241,233.71
662.403.10
1,062,712.30
1,141.147.011
245,8:13.50
66,440.00
621,283.73
1,089,910.40
774.448.4 1
408,300.40
179,388.40
470,220.00
323,528.80
1,214,440.00
8fl5 ,303.73
585,600.10
314,0MB. S
735,026.33
1,007,805.52
782,322.82
834,183.33
527,878.48
90,300.00
208,918.05
2,620,736.27
12,510.00
62,490.00
92,670.00
308,471.00
1,040,040.71
1,108,240.53
710,832.00
37,770.00
630,252.98
316,086.23
90,540.00
1,279,354.20
1,161,201.79
991,002.52
407,300.44
815,452.80
711,104.40
157,450.78
2,820,812.11
1,291,586.80
407.187.33
1,022,100.28
717,401.00
086,620.44
775,070.13
1,843,536.55
878,998.03
131,550.00
130,470.10
244,472.32
1,310,350.23
330,070.03
Assessment
for 10O2.
O82.621.00
2I0.018.00
02,300.00
160,404.00
102.024.00
040.324.O0
18.1,002.00
181,463.00
401,183.00
M02.0 14.20
204,780.00
55,44(1.00
405.75fl.OO
0O9,fl0.0O
045,610.10
2T2.404.OO
144.0M8.OO
8O7.1OS.80
2O3.022.00
403.M01.50
320,124.00
2024448. OO
231,540.00
433,922.00
745,531.00
186,080.00
02O.024.60
,186,001.00
110,848.60
252,297.00
703,043.00
12,070.80
71,808.00
105,020.00
101,801.40
450,570.00
289,557.00
817,970.50
37,770.00
104,070.00
207,282.00
102,012.00
802,101.40
687.0S3.O0
238.280.flO
330,500.00
400,890.00
334,858.00
120,824.00
1,200,807.20
735,004.50
215,009.00
518,018.40
118,700.00
302,21 l.OO
517,110.50
625,46:1.00
800,377,00
151,282.50
150,707.00
8OG,020.O0
405,008.00
T0,O4M.0O
200,078.00
401,007 .OO
83,232.00
52T.8T3.20
681.0T0.0O
547,601.80
N8.110.O0
332,580.00
371,842.00
188152.80
170,542.00
85,900.00
415,504.50
1 13,220.00
B7.77fl.O0
140,944.40
230,000.00
2M0.808.OO
287.333.60
10.214.40
853,202.00
Miles.
1.12.07
72.37
18.40
49.62
28.69
108.10
85.21
RO.A9
134.27
124.84
47.30
18.48
112.71
134.45
120.90
43.43
80.33
94.20
60.91
03.00
0O.70
20.70
60.07
81. NO
10T.0O
41.54
127.80
40.34
32.13
02.37
171.10
4.17
ji0.83
80. 80
51.83
T4.M1
06.33
81.55
12.59
49.10
77.02
80.18
01.20
110.41
68.40
70.62
41.62
80.21
27 .06
228. 1
105.33
68.40
08.33
3.1.04
73.07
13O.09
112.20
87.10
43.85
45.39
50.SO
97.10
21.40
50.40
80.80
23.12
82.72
08.40
85.80
40.03
85.00
77.05
57.37
48.25
22.08
99.11
33.80
10.88
40.27
63.40
45.54
60.97
8.80
89.93
041,201.29
1,185,682.48
100,030.00
045.772.38
832,003.75
1,015,534.03
120,150.00
343,018.84
200,085.00
400,463.00
198,180.00
110,779.02
034.04fl.OS
00,000.00
116,044.88
208,282.40
167,000.47
811,004.54
902,237.07
10,080.00
030,710.08
Is ready to accept the proposition of Mr,
Bowen to set apart a certain percentage of
the customa receipts of La Guayra and
Puerto Cabello as a guarantee and to raise
the blockade, which, it is understood here
will oeaae aa soon aa Germany agrees to
the propositions. The foreign warships
however, will remain In Venezuelan waters
Explosion on Venesuelan Ship.
LA GUAYRA, Jan. 28. The explosion of
a tube, of one of the boilers of Zumbador,
one of the Vecezuelan war ships captured
by the British naval forces, on Saturday
night, killed a stoker.
The British crtuser Charybdls, the tor
pedo boat destroyer Rocket, and Beamjra,
flying the British flag, arrived here yester
day. After a short stay Charybdls and
Rocket left for an unknown destination.
The war ships In the harbor are Tribune,
Seamora, Zumbador and Reataurador.
Fort la Illown I p.
NEW YORK, Jan. 26. Persons In close
touch with the blockading forces aay, ac
cording to the Herald's Puerto Cabello,
Venezuela, correspondent, that Fort Ban
Carlos, which commands the entrance to
Lake Maracaibo, has been captured by the
Germans and been blown up. They alao
report that the German gunboat Panther
has been disabled and is being towed by
the German cruiser Falke to Wlllemstad,
Curacao.
President Castro's troops have been de
tested by the Venezuelan revolutionists in
sn important battle about forty miles west
of Puerto Cabello, says a dispatch to the
Herald from Wlllemstad. Island of Curacao.
Scattering bodies of the defeated govern
ment soldiers are arriving la Puero Cabello.
Tbelr commanding general was csptured
by the revolutionists.
Xs Venoi
la 'Em.
No poisonous purgatives enter Into Dr.
King's New Ufe Pills. Easy, but prompt;
they cure or no pay. Only 25c For sale
by Kuhn Co.
Given More Time.
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., Jan. 36.-Th
supreme court today granted the eleven
railroads of Missouri, which Attorney Gen
eral t row is seeking to oust for making a
consignment charge of fl at tit. Louis for
ahlpmeut over their lines, two weeks
further time to ale their returns to the
offices.
CAPITAL CONCEALS PROFITS
House Gainmittia Submits Manifesto on
Trust Evil to Congress.
NEGROES SEEK RIGHTS AS CITIZENS
Claim South Discriminates Attains!
Colored Men la All Directions
and Praise Roosevelt for
His Determined Stand.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26. A report pre
pared by Representative IJ airfield to ac
company the anti-trust bill was presented
today by Representative Overstreet (Ind.).
Speaking of the bill reported it says;
The anftrecation of large capital. Isr.z?
volume of buFln ss on a small margin.
giving fair returns to the capital Invented.
with a reduction In rricp to ihe consumer.
Is whst Is termed the new phase of mouern
Industrial development and the corporate
form of organisation, with l:s evils oi ov.-r-
capita Hsu turn. Is the medium through which
the development has largely takei place.
Theoretically this looks well and works
well, but the chief ultimate result In whton
the public has Hn abiding interest, the re
duction of price to the consumer, is In
practice seldom attained. This result alone
can Justify this phase of Industrial de
velopment from the public, standpoint. It i
not believed that any or these corporations
ever have been dominated by or organized
ror the altruistic purpose or reducing
prices to the consumer. The controlling
purpose of such organization Is believed to
be. what It naturally would be. tne prom
of the parties thereto.
As capital Is entitled to a fair return the
public Is vitally Interested In the amount of
capital necessary to carry on u given en
terprise. Such talr return Is proper cle
ment of the cost of the article and the pub
lic must pay for it and the other elements
of cost Involved when It buys the article.
To what extent we are. now paying ex
orbitant prices to produce abnormal re
turns no one ran tell, as tm reports are now
made to any authority, state or national,
that give any adequate Information on that
point. This is one or tne tnmgs mat mis
hill seeks to accomplish, it 1 through the
fscllity offered for overcapitalization that
tne promoters or great combinations gei
their enormous fees.
Overcsnttal satlon furnishes convenient
onnortunltv fir concealing ine profitable
character of the enterprise. It Is said that
t was first employed for that purpose.
There are Instanced whw corporation
have Increased their capital 100 per cent, in
order that what was really, wiy a 1-1 per
cent dividend, would appear to be only 6
per cent, and thus avoided the danger or
making their employes uneasy and restive
because they were not receiving in wages
a fair proportion ot the earnings of the
business.
Publicity, by creating an Intelligent pun
He sentiment, will go far toward amelio
rating oppressive conditions. If it is. a fact
that competitors are rutniessiy aeeirnyeu
and prices increased in order that enor
mous returns may be realized on a rela
tively Insignificant Investment and the
searchlight of publicity can be turned
tnereon. It Is doubtful If tne persons wno
rp rpnnorwiihle for such a l enrehenslble
condition could withstand the well directed
Indignation that would thus be aroused.
It Is not claimed that publicity is a cure
all. It Is hoped, however, that by Its ap
plication tho operation of natural laws
may In an appreciable degree alleviate
existing conditions.
Negroes Seek Itliclita.
The executive committee of the National
Afro-American Council today urged the
senate to confirm the nomination of Dr.
W. P. Crnm to be collector of customs at
Charleston. S. C, and. adopted an address
to the country on the race question In
general. The address Is signed by Alex
ander Walters, chairman of tho executive
committee; Cyrus Field .Adams, secretary,
and William A. Pledge, acting president of
the National Afro-American Council.
The address is in part as follows:
A systematic effort has been Inaugurated
on the part of the touth to withdraw the
franchise from the Afro-Americans of that
section and to reduce fhem to a position
of absolute subserviency. It has been
openly declared by some of the most
prominent leaders of the south that it was
the Intention of the frmers of the new
constitutions to disfranchise as many Afro
Americans as possible and leave every Cau
casian In full possession, of the suffrage.
The effect has been that not only haa the
Afro-American been disfranchised, but also
that a verv large number of Caucasians,
who. previous to the adoption of thse
constitutions, participated in elections, have
ceased to register and vote.
We contend for our constitutional rights
on the ground that the, right of suffrage
has been conferred upon Its citizens by the
federal government. ...
We heartily commend the Afro-Americans
of Virginia. Alabama. Iouislana and
other states who are seeking redress
through the courts.
We call the attention of the country to
a condition of service on many farms In a
number of southern states resembling the
old peonage system and ask for legislation
to remedy the. evil.
We heartily endorse the deliverances of
President Roosevelt with reference to thi
fitness for appointment to office and the
attitude of the federal government toward
all citlz-ens, regardless of race or color.
He has imparted new life and vigor to the
time-honored principles and traditions of
human rights, and has given hope nnd In
spiration to a people struggling heroically
beneath the burden of hate and proscrip
tion We commend Theodore Roosevelt to
the affection and confidence of our people
regardless of party affiliation.
Americana to nig Canal.
The senate committee on inter-oceanlc
canals today authorized a favorable report
on the bill prohibiting contracts in relation
to the Panama canal being granted to any
but American citizena.
Enrope Ignores Parcels I'ostoftlce.
The United States Is awaiting advices
from European nations regarding the pro
posed Inauguration of an international
parcels post. None of the countries ap
proached has responded.
Reduce Philippine Expenses.
A general order in tho interest of econ
omy and efficiency in tho Philippines haa
been issued by General Baldwin, com
manding the department of Vlsayas. The
order says that an Imperative necessity has
arisen for general reduction throughout the
department in the amounts now paid for
rent ot quarters, storehouses and other
buildings.
It is Intended to move all troops now oc
cupying stations which are now to be aban
doned to the sites selected for permanent
posts as rapidly as possible, and put them
in camp or cantonment during tho con
struction of such posts. Storehouses where
in use are to be reduced or combined and
every foot of available space employed to
this end, tentage being used for every pos
sible purpose.
White House Expenses Grow,
Colonel Theodore Bingham, superintend
ent of public buildings and grounds In
Washington, in his report to congress asks
for an appropriation of $110,264 for the
White House, against $35,000 for the present
year. He says "the recent changes In the
White House have resulted in a building
far more expensive to maintain, and that
more help will be needed In the laundry,
owing to the large family which occupies
the White Mouse and the large amount of
entertaining done."
Moore to He tieneral.
Brigadier General Edward M. Hayes, re
cently promoted, was retired today, and
Colonel Charles L. Davis. Fifth Infantry
will be promoted to the vacancy. Other of
ficers to be promoted and retired are
Colonel Joseph Farley of the Ordnance
department and Colonel M. C. Foot a
Colonel Francis Moore of the Eighteenth
cavalry will receive thd permanent pro.
motion as brigadier general, and will be
assigned to the command oi a military de.
part meat lo the Philippines.
Dakota Man Appointed.
The senate today confirmed the follow
ing appointments: William A.' Richard,
commissioner of the general land office; J.
B. Barber, postmaster at Rapid City, S. D.
hew rsaslsg Machinery.
A joint exhibition of the causing machln.
arr aad supplies absoclatioa of America
and Canada will be held here during the
week beginning February 9. lresident
Roosevelt has promised to press an rler
trlc bmton In the White House ahlch.will
start the machinery of the exhibition.
I.eas fash for Forts.
The fori Ificat Ions bill reported to the
house today carries $1,093. 94II, being $20.,
012 less than the current law.
Itlll Overrides Ion a ITllnn.
The judiciary committee of the house to
day favorably reported a bill to meet the
conditions brought about by the decision
of the supreme court to tho effect thai
states could not interfere wllh the Intro
duction of liquors In original packages.
The bill subjects Intoxicating liquors im
ported from cne state into another to thf
Jurisdiction of the laws of the etate Into
which they arc Imported.
Tho to I. Ire nnd One to Die.
The president has commuted to life Im
prisonment the death sentence ptrnotinced
nfrainst George Barclay and James Brum
mett, who were convicted of murder in
Oklahoma, and sentenced to be hanged
February 12. In the case of Homer Bird,
convicted of murder in Alaska, the presi
dent declined to Intt-rfere, and he will be
hanged within a few weeks.
Iloosrvelt Goes to Canton,
President Roosevelt will leave shortly
nfter midnight for Canton, O.. to attend
the banquet In commemoration cf tho birth
day of the late President MrKlnley, to be
given tomorrow night. The president will
respond to the toast, "William McKlnley."
Secretary Root will speak for "The . :."
Court Favors Settlers.
The t'nlled States supreme court todny
rendered through Justice Marian an opinion
affecting the Northern Taciflc railroad lund
grant.
Tho rase was that of Peter and Henry
Nelson, who located upon unsurveyed land
within the Narthern Pacific grant In the
territory of Washington in 1SS1. This was
after the rollroad comi-any had filed Its
general map showing Its promised line, but
before It had filed Its map of definite loca
tion. In the opinion handed down today It was
held that the title of thp settlers a3 better
than that of the railroad company, and that
until the definite map was filed congress
had control of the lands within the grant
regardless of the general map.
In a dissenting opinion Justice Brewer
said the opinion reverses the Judgment of
the court of twenty years ago by which tho
Interior department had ever since been
controlled In dealing with disputes between
the railroad company and settlers like the
Nelsons.
I'.lklns Hill Is Favored.
The senate committee on Interstate com.
merce today unanimously agreed to report
the Elklns antl-turst bill with some amend
ments that a subcommittee la perfecting.
(nnnl Trcnty Possibly Void.
Senator Morgan, chairman of the Inter-
oceanic canal committee, today offered In
tho senate a resolution questioning the cre
dentials of Thomas Herran, charge
d'affaires of Colombia, who recently signed
with Secretary Hay the isthmian canal
treaty.
Mr. Aldrlch Immediately made the point
that the subject must bo considered In ex
ecutive session and tha senate went into
executive session on motion of Mr. Hale.
The point which Senator Morgan made
was that the validity of the government,
which accredited Herran to the United
States, was doubtful and that It should be
Inquired into by the United States.
As soon as the doors were closed Mr.
Morgan took the floor and discussed the
subject at some length. Ho said there had
not been an election In Colombia since
1898, and that It was questionable whether
tho present acting government had author
ity to send a representative to the United
States.
Senator Morgan's resolution relating to
Senor Herran was, after considerable dis
cussion in executive session, referred to
the committee on foreign relations.
The t'ralser Drooklyn Rebnllt.
Improvements costing a half million dol
lars have Just been made on the cruiser
Brooklyn. Her decks have been rebuilt and
all the wooden apartments have been re
placed by steel. To rebuild the system
after It has become weakened by sickness
or neglect you cannot find a better medicine
than Hostetter's Stomach Bitters. During
Its fifty years' experience It has never
failed in cases of headache, dizziness, in
digestion, dyspepsia or constipation. It is
therefore deserving of a fair trial. For
sale by druggists.
NAVAJOES SUFFER HUNGER
Drouth Destroys Crops and Kills Off
tock, Leaving Indians to
Starve.
DURANGO, Colo., Jan. 26. The Navajo
Indians in their reservation in New Mexico,
sixty or seventy miles south of Durango,
are In a starving condition. The story ia
given on the authority of white residents
of that section.
Some of the children wear nothing but
calico shirts and many are naked. From
three to Ave inches of snow has fallen on
several occasions. In numerous lodges the
Indians are without a crumb to eat. Many
are wandering about begging. The drouth
of last v season left them without crops,
and the rivers and springs dried up, their
stock perishing for food and drink.
Tho squaws have been unable to get mat
with which to weave blankets. They have
given up all their cheap Bllver Jewelry and
trinkets for flour and meat long ago, and
the traders cannot carry them.
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PA HOMAGE TO HEWITT
Roosevelt and Cleveland Unite in Eulogizing
Late Hew York Mayor.
LIFE IS HERITAGE OF HONOR TO NATION
President nnd Ills Predecessor lloth
lnlni America. May tilory In
Work Done by Ileail
Steel Mnnnate.
NEW YORK, Jan. 26. The late Abram S.
Hewitt was eulogized by former President
Orover 'Cleveland tonight at a memorial
meeting held at the City club, with Mr.
reckham In the chair. Addresses were also
made by Edward Sheppard and E. R. T.
Gould. Richard Watson Glider read a poem,
"The Great Citizen," which he wrote for
Mr. Hewitt's funeral.
Tho following letter from President
Rooseyelt was read:
My Dear Mr. reckham: I wish there was
some way In which I could express my
profound sense of personal bereavement
in the death of Abram 8. Hewitt and above
all my feelings us a c itizen of what we all
owe him. Ills preseifee has been In the
literal ense of the word an Inspiration to
the decent performance of duty to all who
wished well to the state, and the memorv
of l,s life Is a heritage of honor for the
City. THEODOKE nOOSKVEIVT.
Mr. Cleveland was referred to by Mr.
Peckham as "occupying a seat of supreme
Judicial position from which he calmly
and placidly observed the affairs of the
nation."
Fear for Fntnre Times,
Mr. Cleveland said In part:
The tribute of sadness which here pre
vails Is but a subdued cho of the sorrow
of thousands of our fellow countrymen who
are mourning the death of. a good, man and
ft useful ctxttrn. The universal grief that
has troubled this great city, where Abram
8. Hewitt lived so long and wrought so
well, Indicates tho true value of his life.
Today we find welcome consolation In the
thought that our distinguished fellow cltl
Een, though dead, Is not entirely lost to us.
We have fallen upon a time when many
disturbances In the currents of our social,
political and Industrial life nearly give rise
to the fear that the stalwart and patriotic
popular views necessary to our national
success and happiness are growing weak
and perhaps waning to extinction. Hut the
dead whom we here lament is not lost to
us. We are taught by the spontaneous
tribute paid on every side to his civic use
fulness that the American people still beau
tifully dwell on hla disinterested service
for the public weal and that patriotic Im
pulse and high aspirations still huve an
abiding place in the hearts of our country
men. 1 believe I but voice your thoughts when
I say that Mr. Hewitt has taught us not
only how to live, but also how to die. As
members of a nation more favored by Ood
than any other which He has permitted to
exist, let us realize our obligations to muko
safe and secure the government by the
people which has been entrusted to our
keeping. I.t us remember that we can
thrive and arrow only in the atmosphere of
popular devotion and unselfish attachment
and above all things let us open our ears to
such influences and teachings as emanate
from the life and death which we today
memorialise.
Drives All Before It.
Aches and pains fly before Bucklen's
Antca Salve. 8o do sores, pimples, boils,
corns and piles, or no pay. 25c. For sale
by Kuhn fc Co.
FIRE RECORD.
Incendiaries Born Homes.
QRESTON, Ia., Jan. 26. (Special.)
The home of Ed White, who lives near
Afton, was completely destroyed by fire
last night, with all Ita contents, while he
was In town attending the bedside of his
sick father, nd none of the family was at
home. The Are seemed to have caught In
a shed kitchen that had had no fire In It
since last summer. A strange coincidence
and one that points very strongly to ihs
idea that it was set afire Is that the home
New Osieaayf
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short hair. Hair poverty,
poverty, style poverty.
old at forty.
heavy hair, lone hair.
hair pride, hair style.
at sixty.
Hair Vigor
Stops falling of the rli
Ed. Mature, Midway, Kans. JllV. "
of his brother Lew, who liven A short dis
tance from Mm, was destroyed In exactly
tho same manner a f.'W nights ko v,Hl
he, too, was In town at the bedside cf Ma
father and his family away.
Klevatnr and Content.
HURON, S. n Jan. !. (Special Tele
gram.) A defective flue In the office cau.id
the total destruction of the John Blair ele
vator at Sheffield, eight miles east of here,
this morning. Eleven thousand bushels of
wheat and grain were stored In tho struc
ture. The loss will reach $12,000; Insurance,
$800 on building In St. Paul Fire and Ma
rine; no insurance on grain or fixtures.
Royal Arcanum Smoker.
A very largely attended and enjoyable
smoker was given by the members of
t'nlon Pacific council, Koynl Arcanum,
Monday evening, In the assembly hull of
the Schllti hotel. , During the evening an
interesting program, conwlstlnt; of selections
by he Laurel Male Quartet and Uellcn
beck's Banjo orchestra, a mandolin solo by
H. H. F.lliott and Impersonations by M.AIns
,iey Scott, formerly n member of the Hilly
Kmerson Minstrel company, was given. A.
S. Howell of Boston, the well known Im
personator, entertained with several of his
best efforts and nleo contributed a short
address. The master of ceremonies was
W. V. Wappich. Following the program
light refreshments were served.
LOCAL BREVITIES.
Civil service examinations wdll be held at
Omaha March 10 for the position of field
matron In the Indian service. Sulary, $50
per month.
Frank Hale, giving his residence ns South
Omaha, was arrested by Officer Mansfield
Monday evening, charged witn having de- ,
frauded Rev. Fredrleks of that city out of
a board bill. He will be taken to South
Omaha this morning.
Michael Welch called at police headquar
ters yesterday afternoon and reported that
he had been assaulted by Fred K. NeHt.e
bush. The accused was arrested by Detec
tives Savage and Davis On the charge of
having assaulted Welch with Intent to do
great bodily harm.
From 2iX to' republicans are expected
to attend the banquet of the McKlnley
club at the Millard hotel Thursday night.
Over ISO tickets have already been eotd,
and those who have not ;et secured their.,
cards may do so at tho Beaton-McOlnn or
the Myers-Dillon drug stores.
At a meeting of the stockholders of th
Bee Building company yeeterday the direc
tors and officers of the corporation were
re-elected: Kdward Rosewater, president;
rjeorge W. l.lnlnger, vice president C. ('.
Rosewater, secretary and treasurer, and
il. A. Haskell and Bruno Tzs;huck as tha
other directors.
The conference of the northern Nebraska
district of the Reorganized Church of Lat
ter Day Hatnts will convene at 1S18 North
Twenty-first street at 7:30 Friday evening,
January 30, holding over Sunday. Saturday
afternoon will be devoted to convention
work of tho Sunday School association.
Following the conference work revival
services will be held.
While attempting to climb Into a coal
wagon to ride to his home H. Crosby, re
siding near Thirtieth nnd Hnrdette streets,
accidentally slipped and fell to the pave
ment, striking IiIb head on the car rail. Ills
left ear was nearly torn from hie head. Hn
was removed to the police station, where
he was cared for by Police Surgeon liahn.
later being removed to his home.
After two week"' searching Detectives
Savage, Davis, lieltfeld and Donohue suc
ceeded in locating und arresting A. M.
Hatmcom Monday afternoon for Fremont,
eb., officers. Hanscotn Is snld to havo
been a pal of Charles Miller, who recently
ribbed a store In Fremont and secured $'iO
In gold. Miller was arrested, tried and con
victed nnd Is serving his sentence.
The accidental Ignition of gasolene In tho
apartments occupied by Mrs. Maud Olm
slead at 17 South Sixteenth street, called
the tire department at 6:H4 yesterday even
ing. The bluxe canned little dumugx. Dur
ing the run lo the lire Fireman David L.
Camp of truck No. 4, accidentally fell to
the pavement, striking on his head and
causing severe Injuries, lie was removed
to his home.
Frank Oilroy, a boarder at the Ivory
hotel, fell against the curbstone near tho
corner of Tenth and Davenport streets,
last evening and broke his nose. He was
removed to the police station, where his Ill
Juries were drvsaed by Police Surgeon
Harm, ile was Inter locked up on tho
charge of drunkenness. During the time
he was being searched he attempted to
conceal 30 cents in his mouth nnd acci
dentally swallowing the money, made It
necessary to ring In another hurry cull for
the physician to prevent mm from choking.
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FEBRUARY
17th to 22nd
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Round Trip
OMAHA TO
NEW ORLEANS
Long limit returning. Stopovers
allowed in both directions. Particu
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at 1402 Farnam St., or write,
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