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    The Omaha Daily
Bee.
JTA11LIMIE JUMl 1!, 171.
OMAHA, SATURDAY JAN UAH V 31, 1003 TWELVE PAUES.
SINGLE COP V T1IKEE CENTS.
PEACE PARLEY HALTS
Yeezte'.ai Erarozlio Eeetm at Tar from
Eilt'.ircen'. pi Iter.
HAY FINALLY GO TO HAGUE TRIBUNAL
Arbitrat.oa NVoir.tat, Howitst, Prelim
inary Frotocol of Terini
PROBLEM 13 TO GET POWERS TO ME:T
Belligerent kYiet L i tl on Preference Oyer
Peaceful O.ainianti.
CASTRO WAY ALSO DEMAND DAMAGES
Jllorkarie Has ImpnaH InJary on Rf.
public and Bill of fonts Hh Hrm
I'repareil by Honti for
Presentation.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30. No snswer hs
jrrt come from the alllei to Mr. Bowen's
last proposition. ,
The British ambassador irnt a long cable
gram to Lord Lansdowne yesterday, stating
what might be expected In caae Great Brit
ain and Its two alliea Insisted upon the
preferential treatment, blockading the other
powers. The text of the cablegram cannot
be published, but It Informed the Foreign
office that Mr. Bowen, lo the event of
a refusal of his proposition would call on
the representatives of the other claimant
powers in Washington and explain to them
that Venezuela was being forced by the
triple alliance to yield to a plan which
would affect seriously the Interests of
France. Belgium, Norway and Bweden, Den
mark, Spain. Holland and the United States.
When this step Is taken It la expected
France will make representations at
once to Lnaon, Benin ana no me protest
ing against any Interference with the pre
vious arrangement It has made with Ven
rzuela for the settlement of claims. France
may be Joined In this protest by the other
tlalmant nation.
Prance Sounds I'nlted States.
There Is reason to believe that the French
government already has sounded the United
Stales government, to learn how much In
common there may be between their Inter
eata in Venezuela. It Is said that there Is
a strong resemblance between the claims
of the two nations, perhaps enough to link
them together In resistance to any policy
on the part of the allies, which would tend
to destroy those interests.
For Instance, the United 8tatea, through
a regular tribunal, the Veneiuelan claims
commission, has secured Judgment against
Veneiuela for a considerable turn of money
which Veneiuela has been paying in In
stallments. Recently these payment have
been delayed, and aa the money come In
large part from the Veneiuelan customs
the United JUatee may have a sound
legal right to protest against any con
duct oa the part of the allies which will
prevent It debtor from meeting it obli
gations to the United. States,
France, by treaty and' negotiations, has
Secured what amount to a Judg
ment against Venezuela, and Claims that It
debtor must not be destroyed or Venezue
la's means of meeting it payment to
Franca impaired, a will be the case by the
adoption of the preferential treatment do.
tnanded by the allies.
These considerations are tending to draw
France and the United States together in
a policy that Is likely to take Issue with
that of the allies.
Baron Severn, the minister of The Nether
lands, called at the State department to
day and talked ovtr the Veneiuelan situa
tion with Secretary Hay from the stand
point of the allied claimant nations. In
which The Netherlands and the United
States are included. Baron von Severs has
been assured by Minister Bowen that the
claims of The Netherlands will be duly
cared for, and that as soon as the block
ading powers have withdrawn their ships,
he will take up the claims of Holland.
It Mr. Bowen cannot adjust the claims
with the allies the matter will probably
have to go to The Hague tribunal. But
Just how the Veneiuelan question is to
get before The Hague Is not quite clear
The administration cannot believe that
then, will be any renewal of hostilities on
the Veneiuelan coast, no matter bow Mr.
Bowen' work turn out.
The Hague tribunal come naturally into
light a port of safety. But to place a
case before the tribunal necessitates the
previous acceptance of certain basic propo
sitions of the matters to be arbitrated and
as to the limitations to be placed on the
arbitrators, and it is' difficult to conjecture
tow the different parties at issue can be
brought together on the complex and dif
ficult proposition Involved In an arbitra
tion protocol. For instance, one point
which undoubtedly will be difficult to agree
on would be the result of the present
blockade and whether Veneiuela might
properly regard the damages inflicted on
It a offsets to the claims of the powers.
Mr. Bowen, already looking ahead, has
prepared a long list of such Injuries, and
this list grows with every day's continu
ance of the blockade, but the representa
tive of the alliea here would certainly
resist to the utmost the precaution of any
such claims.
Frasr ubjerts to Allies' Attltode.
PARIS, Jan. 30. The Foreign office here
received today lengthy official advices giv
ing details of the rejection by the alliea of
the proposal that France and other coun
tries receive equal treatment In the Ven
eiuelan settlement.
The French officials had not doubted that
equal treatment would be recognised and
this unexpected turn of event ha caused
much surprise and concern. For the pres
ent It does not appear to be the purpose
of French authorities to aaiume an Im
perative position, but rather set forth what
they regard a the manifest equities of ths
case.
After conferring with those In authority
an official said that the French position 1
based on two essential principles:
t The first is that a pacific settlement be
tween two sovereign nations is entitled at
least to equal treatment with a war settle
ment. If not a prreedent would be estab
lished which would be an incent
ive to war, as countries first adopt
ing force In the collection of claims would
have superior rights to those observing the
Usual pacific means of settlement.
The view is freely expressed here that the
United States, France and Belgium are, in
effect, pacific allies, a they did not resort
to force against Veneiuela. It la Insisted
that the present attitude of the alliea tend
Dot only to prejudice the rights of the
pacific alliea, iui alto establishes the
dangerous (.riniiple that a resort to war Is
preferable to efforts to maintain peace.
The second principle of the French posl
.meat is In the form of a treaty which en-
(Continued, oa Second Page.)
PUSHES POLISH PROTESTS
(iermaa rtelctistaa; Menilic
lnt.l are
Many Cases v
J tut Ire.
BERLIN. Jan So. Pr. von I)ilnmb. '
Pnmplnn. In the Reichstag today, im
pellatli.g Chancellor von Iluclow on al-'
lrwcrt rl I fH m t n at (nn nvuintl f'r.loa rffo.l f
many examples of alleged Injustice.
Young nun who were eligible to volun
teer for one year's service iu the army
were compelled to servo two year, he
ssld, a they wore punished for slight
offenses In the gymnasium work by pro
longed terms of service.
A German teacher at Buchnlz was dis
missed for attending a Polish meeting.
Continuing, he said the government, dis
regarding the terms of Count Radzinekl'
bequeft of his famous library to Posen,
had appointed a German librarian, "a j
person who did not know one word of
Polish, though the will stipulated that the I
librarian should be a Pole."
He asserted that a Polish girl, who had j
rescued a drowning boy, was not given the !
Prussian rescue medal, because tue au
thorities esld her father voted for Pollsfc
caudldates.
In conclusion he referred to the alleged
German boycott of Polish merchants and
the ln"sslon of Polish churches by the
gendarmerie, anl said German letter car
rier wrote Insulting remarks on letters ad
dressed In the Polish language.
Interior Secretary von Posadowskl
Wehrner replied that no Poland. In an
International sense, existed for Germany
The Prussian-Polish provinces would re
main Prussian so long as a soldier could
be placed In the field.
BIG STRIKE IS THREATENED
Seventeen Thousand Men Isrolred
la Labor Trouble on llol
land Railroad.
AMSTERDAM Jan. 30. Three hundred
engineers and firemen belonging to the
state railroads have Joined the strike of
the employes of the transportation com
panies. A meeting of the railroad employes'
union has passed a resolution to the effect
that If the Dutch Railroad company per
sists In carrying the dock company's freight
it will proclaim a general strike of rail
road and tramway employes throughout the
country. About 17,000 men will be in
volved. A body of troops numbering 650 I ex
pected to arrive here during the night.
A conference was held during the day of
representative of the strikers and director
of the Dutch Railroad company with a
view to arriving at some arrangement, but
the meeting came to nothing. The service
on the state railway I entirely suspended.
The crews of steamers leaving Flushing
this evening refused to sail If passenger
arriving by the state railway were em
barked. Travelers for London via this
route were therefore unable to proceed.
RATES PORTO RICAN MAYOR
Attorn- General Sara Civic Condi
tions Are Wltkost Parallel la
. Municipal Mismanagement.
BAN JUAN, P. R-, Jan. JO. Governor
Hunt, In Issuing an executive order yes
terday removing the mayor of San Juan,
Manuel Egoxcue, from office, said he wa
In possession of further proofs of that offi
cial's negligence ant wrong doing.
Criminal action against the mayor I still
pending. In the meanwhile there Is ex
citement and consternation In certain cir
cle at the firm stand taken by the gov
ernor and Attorney General Harlan. Tho
latter'a letter to the governor, containing
a thorough Indictment, coveting Egoxcue'
entire career, has been commended by the
federal press. The attorney general show
that the city lost $35,137 In one Item of
expenditure and says he found that the
fraud and gross Incapacity In every de
partment of the city government was so
extraordinary that It Is difficult to find a
similar Instance In the history of municipal
mismanagement.
WIRELESS NEWS FOR SHIPS
First Attempt la Made to Supply Iu.
eomlaaT Steamer with a
Service.
LONDON. Jan. 30. The first attempt to
supply Incoming steamer with a news serv-
j ice was made today, when Reuter' Tele
! gram company filed with the Marconi Wlre
j less Telegraph company 100 words of news
i for the Cunard line steamer Lucania, which
I left New York Saturday last, and which !j
due to arrive at Queenstown today or to
morrow. . The wireless company thus far will only
engage to attempt to transmit twenty to
thirty miles from Brow Head, so the news
will only reach the steamer a few hours
before It arrival at Queenstown. Tho
company will have a better chance with the
Atlantic Transport line steamer Mlnne-
tonka, which also left New York Saturday,
to which a new message will be trans
mitted tomorrow.
Minnetonka passes twenty miles from
the Scilly Islands, but only reaches London
forty-eight hour later.
SHARP FIGHT WITH LADRONES
tlasht Katlvea and One Constable
Killed In a sharp bat
Deelslve'Battle.
MANILA. Jan. 30. Eight ladroneo and
one constable were killed in an encounter
at Ormoc, West Leyte province, on Tuesday.
The fight was a hard one, but the con
stabulary ultimately won by a daring
charge. One hundred and fifty ladroncs sur
rendered M Ormoc the following day.
The district had been disorderly, and It
Is believed that the surrender of these men
will lead lo Its pacification.
The bodies of the three American volun
teers, including Mr. Osborne, a teacher,
who were killed at Bolanae, province of
Zambales. recently In a fight with ladrones,
have been recovered.
Malanga, a noted bandit, who was among
the enemy'a dead, directed the fight. The
Americans charged and killed him before
they were surrounded and killed.
MUTINEERS MAKE CONFESSION
Alleged American Accomplice De
rlnrrs Tale Pare Kahrlratli a aad
Protests Ills Innocence.
LIVERPOOL. Jan. 30. The four seanieu
of the British bark Vermoutc., accused of
inuilny, were remanded today.
Two of the prisoners have made a state
ment Implicating themselves and the others
In the crime, but another ot the accu ed
men, William Smith, an American, de
clare their (talciueots untrue.
RAILROAD TURNS TABLES
Emd for Discriroibation, Claim Grain
Dealen Have Alio Conspired.
"S TO PROTECT INDEPENDENT MEN
in.
Central Prefer first Charge
defending; Case for Failure
to Fairly- Furnish tars
la Mason City.
STRING FIELD, 111., Jan. 30 -The charge I
of discrimination against (he Illinois Cen
trnl today brought out art allegation that
the Illinois grain Dealers' association has
conspired to drive farmers' elevators and
independent grain dealers out of business.
The railroad. In answering charges of
refusing cars to the D. H. Curry Grain
company of Mason City, III., Introduced
evidence to show that A. W. Lloyd, a for
mer traveling representative of the Illi
nois Grain Dealers' association, had served
notice on several members of the associa
tion, warning them not to transact busi
ness with Independent dealers, but the
defense was made that Lloyd had no au
thority for this action. Lloyd res'gned
his position on January 16 under duress, it
is stated.
E. P. Costello of Decatur, former presi
dent, and H. N. McKnight of Montlcello.
the present president of the Illinois Grain
Dealers' association, and other members
of the HHeoclatlon, denied any knowledge
of any attempt to Injure the Independent
dealers.
RAILROADS STOP COMPETING
Santa Fe and Reek Island Pool Their
BialnrM In the South
west. TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 30. General Man
ager Mudge of the Santa Fe today said of
the Santa Fe-Rock Island alliance:
The Snnta Fe will build from Dodge City
to Liberal, h'Kn., connecting the Santn Fe
main line with the Hock Island. From
Liberal to some point In New Mexico,
where the new Santa Fe cutoff crosses
the Rock Island, a distance of X miles.
the Santa Fe will -jjre the Rock Inland
ITRCKS. ITIim ttliS point the KOCK IUhllKI i
will use the Snnta Fe tracks to the
Ph- '
rlllc coast. This will probably blot out
the nlunx of both roads for bjildlng here
tofore proposed New Mexico opposition
lines.
The plan for rebuilding the Santa Fe's
I'ecos valley lines and the Panhadle divi
sion will come to nurht, for the through
truffle of the Santa Fe will not be sent
south through Wichita. Wellington and
Alva, but will go west from Newton to
Hutchinson, K.'nnley and Dodge City, thence
south on the proposed new line to Liberal.
When asked whether the Rock Island
had secured any voice In Santa Fe affairs
by purchasing of stock, Mr. Mudge said:
"That Is something which I know noth
ing at all abou.."
The Santa Fe and Rock Island have for
some time been on the vergo of serious
conflict, and the consummation of the traf
fic has been brought about, It is believed,
by the fear that 'such a conflict might re
sult disastrously to both road.
WABASH MEN ARE TO CONFER
Firemen and Trainmen Arrange to
Meet Raman y and Present
Demands. ,
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Jan. JO. Commit
tees of Wabash firemen and trainmen have
arranged with President Ramsay for a
conference at St. Louis next month to
present grievances growing out of certain
rules of the company. The wage question
also will come up.
P. Morrlssey, grand master of the Order
of Railway Trainmen, will represent the
trainmen. The conductor and engineers
are not involved.
Santa Fe
Wages Raised.
LOS ANGELES, Cat., Jan. 30. General
Manager A. G. Felt of the Santa Fe rail
way line west of Albuquerque, has an
nounced that the are men on all the coast
lines of that company will be granted an
Increase in wages amounting, it is said, to '
5 or 6 per cent. The firemen requested an
Increase of 10 to 15 per cent.
Soo tirtn ew Freight Manager.
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 30. William L.
Martin has been appointed freight traffic
manager of the Minneapolis, St. Paul &
Sault Ste. Marie. Mr. Martin, who is 45
years of age, has been associated with the
"Soo" for 18 years.
LAND SWALLOWS HALF HOUSE
j 1 tali Salipldenee Knarnlfs Part of Hra.
I ' Idence, Instantly KIlIlnsT
Two Children.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Jan. 80. An
! accident occurred in one of the slope of
the Old Telegraph mine at Bingham to
I day, wrecking the residence of James John
! son, a miner, and Instantly killing two of
Johnson's sons, aged 3 and 5.
The sudden sinking of the ground spilt
the Johnson house In twain. One half. In
shlrh the two children were playing, was
completely swallowed up. Mr. Johnson, his
wife and three other children were In the
oiher portion of the house and escaped
without injury
OPERATORS JGNORE COURT
Will Kot Leave Indiana to Stand Trial
to Be Held la Chlcaaro
Today.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jsn. SO. Hugh
! Shlrkle Of Clinton. Ind., and Six Of the
.other Indiana operators under Indictment j was Immediately presented in court, pleaded
in Chicago, said today that they would not I not guilty, and, by agreement, released on
; go to Chicago tomorrow, and would not $3,000 ball.
I absent themselves from the Joint wage , Cecil came into Frankfort secretly, by
j conference, which is now in session In this j agreement with the commonwealth', attor
i f'ty. j ney, and not more than a dozen person.
! Walter S. Bogle, one of the indicted op- ; aaw him here, as he was spirited away after
erators. said today: be had spent several hour. In the grand
I am a resident of Chicago, and have
given bond to appear for trial. The state !
of Illinois cannot reach Into Indlunarolia j
and extradite the Indiana operators. I
! SPARK FIRES MELLEN'S CAR
Northern t'aclne President Has Kx
cltlaur Experience In Arl
soaa. PKESCOTT. Ariz . Jan 30 President
Mellen of tha Northern Pacific passed
through Preco't this mcrnlog In the pri
vate tar Mayflower.
The car had a narrow escape from being
destroyed by fire on the way frira Phoenix.
While roming up a heavy gr-'le a rk
from the engine set fire to the end of ;bc
car and it wa with same difficulty ll was
xucgulsUed.
TWO CORONERS PROBE WRECK
Itlval Tucson Officials Claim Riant
te Hold laqaest aart Accord
ingly Sum mm Jarlea.
TUCSON. Ariz., Jan. SO. Conflict' of au
thor ty between the 'wo justices tit the
pesce of Tucson Is retarding the investi
gation Into the train wreck at Vails. Un
der the laws of Arizona. Justices of the
peace act as coroners. Tucson has two
Justices, and therefore two coroners, and
both claim the right to Investigate the
wreck. Two Juries were summoned. The
evidence of Parker, conductor of the west-
1ounJ ,raln- bofor Rltchcy's
Jury, although Culver's deputy waa first on
the scene.
Superintendent Scrnufe of the Ttiseon di
vision testified befora both Juries. His
evidence plncd th responsibility for the
nondelivery of order to No. 7, the west
bound passenger train, upon Operator
Clough at Valla station.
Brakeman Lees of No. t said Immediately
after the collision he wa ordered to Vails
station, four miles esst to notify the
Tucson office of the wreck.
When he arrived t Vail he found Op
erator Clough standing in the door o' his
office. Clough said: "la anyone killed?'
evidently knowing a wreck had occurred.
Iees answered that a number bad been
killed. Clough is reported to have said: "I
don't care much about the car being de
stroyed, but I am sorry I killed any pas
sengers." Clough added that Parker, conductor of
No. 7, did not take all his orders, and that
was the cause of the wreck. He appeared
to be much excited and exceedingly nerv
ous. Agent Mann of Valla station said Clough
called him a few minutes after No. 7 had
pulled ouT of Vails, and said Parker, the
conductor, did not take all bis order. "He
left this one," said he, poiutlng to one lay
ing on the counter,. and which wa the or
der to pass No. 8 at Esmond siding.
Both Juries have taken the testimony of
all the witnesses, except Clough, who can
not be located, and Fireman Gilbert of No.
8, whose condition I will not permit of hi
appearing or testifying.
The sensation of today I the disappear
ance of Operator Clough, who, It has been
alleged, was responsible for the disaster.
It was stated lust night that Clough would
anneir Ihl. min (no and $ 1 1 hit, rto tt 1 n
. " ;- "-; -
the affair; but, notwithstanding the fact
that officers of both paries have been
searching throughout the city, Clough baa
not been found.
. The railroad officiate profess ignorance
as to his whereabouts, but a report from
Benson Is current that he -was seen yester
day on an International train, presumably
bound for Sonora, Mexico.
FAST FLYER RAMS . FREIGHT
Pennsylvania Trains Collide Kear Ha
sleton and Two Men
Die.
HAZLETON, Ta.. Jan. JO. The fast ex
press from Wilkcsbarre for Philadelphia
on the Schuylkill valley division of the
Pennsylvania railroad collided head-on
with a freight train 4) evening near
Lofty, nine miles south of. JUfeslcton. The
engineer and fireman of the' freight train
were killed; the engineer slid fireman and
the colored porter, ol the passenger train
wereserlously hurt and seven passenger
lightly Injured.
The dead:
ROBERT M. OVER, engineer.
FRED OEARHARDT, fireman.
Seriously injured:
Israel Carey, engineer.
John Smith, fireman.
Harry Hayward (colored), porter.
Between Haxleton and Lofty there Is a
Ingle track, which I used by both the
Lehigh ttnd Pennsylvania railroads.
Through a misunderstanding both train
got on It, and before the engineer saw
I the danger It was too late to avert the
collision.
The locomotives came together with a
terrific crash. The freight train leaped
over the top of the express car and
plunged Into tho chair car. Passengers in
thl car were hurled in every direction.
The porter, Karry Hay ward
was thrown
gainst the roof, and probably fatally In
jured. The hot Coals from the firebox set fire to
the chair car, and it waa destroyed In a
short time.
A igyllef train was sent out from Hazle
ton and the Injured brought to the hos
pital. It is said the engineer of the freight
had an order to take the siding and let the
flyer pass, but failed to reach the station
!befor' ,he paE8PnBrr Brrlved-
ANOTHER JERSEY VICTIM DIES
Twenty-Two Are .Now Dffd aa
suit of Kaatern Railroad
WrecU.
He.
PLAINFIELD, N. J.. Jan. 30.-WIUlam M. I
i-.i. m.LK.u .u- ...... ...taken and the Quorum d soual fled to hold
Ul iiaiuuciu. uuc ill mo Tll'limi ml
the railroad wreck near Graceland, died
s . . . ..
The condition of Samuel McCarthy, fire-
J. Everett Relghton of Plalnfield, another
victim, is low.
The death of Mr. Clark bring the list
of dead to twenty-two.
GOEBEL SUSPECT GIVES UP
UUCDLL. OUOrcUl Ul.ta ur
Frank Cecil Surrenders to Charge)
Connecting; Him with Gov
ernor's Murder.
FRANKFORT. Ky., Jan. 30. Frank Cecil
of Bell county, under indictment as an
, .cressorv before the fact to the murder of i
, Willi. m Coehel surrendered tnd. ;t I
I lurv room. Cecil waa Indicted In Januarv.
1902, and has been a fugitive for a year.
BANK BANDIT REVEALS CASH
Says Mqney Was Clvrl Him by Hob
bers with Whom He Was
ot Connected.
ST. LOCIS, Jan. 30. Jerry Rirh'myer.
who was arrested yesterday, charged with
robbing the Steclvllle till.) bank, was taken
to bis room oa Pine street this afternoon
and gave up $315. part of the $3,500 stolen
from the bank.
Rirh'myer declares the money was given
to him by one of the men who robbrd
the bank. He has waived requisition pa
pers and probably will be taken to Steel
ville tomqrrow.
THOMPSON TARES THE OATH
BacfliTei Bit Final Iistruet'om
tailing far Jriiil.
Before
CHARGED TO AVOID COMPLICATIONS
Several Bills Pass the House for the
Relief of People In Nebraska
ad Other Sections of -the
West.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30. (Special Tele
gram.) D. E. Thompson, minister to Bra
il), took the oath of office today, and will
salt next Saturday on Kalserln Maria
Teresa, by way of Gibraltar, for his post
of duty. He will take train from Gibraltar
to Lisbon, and then steamer direct to Bra
11. With Senators Dietrich and Millard and
his sponsors the new minister was pre
sented to Secretary Hay and the assistant
secretaries with whom he will come Into
communication. There were no general
Instruction given Mr. Thompson by the
secretary of state or assistant secretary.
The only charge that he received waa to
avoid complications. This, however, he
had been advised t? through letters of the
State department before he left Nebraska.
Tomorrow morning the senators will
present Mr. Thompson to the president,
and beyond that he has no program for the
day, except to call upon his friends in the
department before leaving for New York
on Sunday night or Monday morning.
Mrs. Thompson will meet her husband
in New York next. Friday, and sail with
him to Brar.il. Mrs. Thompson recently
austrlned an accident, and, while not en
tirely fit to make the Journey with her
husband, hopes that the voyage will prove
a benefit to her.
Secretary Hay Informed Mr. Thompson
that definite Instructions as to his office
would meet him at Rio, and that he
wished him all measure of success in the
I diplomatic position to which be had been
appointed by the president.
Mr. Thompson was the guest today at
luncheon at the capltol of the Nebraska
senators. In conjunction with Representa
tive Burkett.
Day for S per la I Bills.
The house today passed Representative
Mondell's bill to pay David Tweed of Lan
der, Wyo., $5,000 for the loss of both feet
a a result of being caught In a snowstorm
while guiding a squad of soldier from
Fort Brown to Fort Stambaugh in 1878.
Senator Clark today Introduced a bill to
Increase the limit of cost of the public
building at Evanston, Wyo., to $175,000.
Representative Martin secured the pas
sage in the houee today of a bill authoriz
ing the secretary of the treasury to pay
Mrs. Clara H. Tulford of Sioux Falls. S. D.,
face value, together wtth accrued interest
to date of maturity, on two government
bonds owned by her which were destroyed
by fire.
Representative Larey today secured the
passage In the house of a bill authorising
the secretary of the treasury to refund
(75 to the Bank of Colfax, Iowa, a sum
collected as penally, by reason of delay In
receipt of special tax.
T. C. Munger of Lincoln la In Washing
ton upon private business.
Collector Stephenson of Omaha is in
Washington.
The postoffice at Sappa, Harlan county,
and Day, Deuel county. Neb., have been
ordered discontinued..
Rurrl free delivery carrier were ap
pointed today as follow: Iowa Alhia,
regulars, Arthur X. Hickman, John Z. Ben
nett; substitutes, Charlie S. Hickman
Richard Ingham. Joke, regular,
Taller
Gunderson; substitute, Sever Hoveland
Talntor, regular, Clarence I. Garner;, sub-
stltute. Ernest R. Garner. South Dakota-
Yankton, regular. Newell H. Hopkins; sub-
.Kt.it. J..11. n unnki..
Th c.ntr.i v.tinn.i k.nV f r..,n,. I
Neb., has been authorized to begin busi- I
ness with a capital of $450,000. !
A board of officers consisting of Majors '
Daniel H. Brush, William C. Butler, Cap- i
tain Ross L. Bush, Twenty-fifth Infantry; i
First Lieutenant Shockley, assistant sur- i
geon; Contract Surgeon Preston S. Kel
logg and Captain William H. Chapman,
Fcrty-second infantry, rcc rder, has been
appointed to meet at Fort Niobrara for the
examination of officers ordered before It for
promotion.
SOCIALISTS CHOOSE OMAHA
National Headquarters Will Be Moved
to Nebraska from St.
Loa Is.
ST. I1UIS, Mo., Jan. 30. On charges of
disloyalty to the principles of the socialist
... ...,, ,k. ..i... l.j.
of the national committee were removed
at the committee meeting tonight.
It was after a heated discussion lasting
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ugnoui tne anernoon mat a vote was
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j mce further- Their successor will be
I r .lincasnr. 111 .a
elected tomorrow. The members removed
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reed with h.v
interest. f th
e. n.,ti. .ni
cal parties and
the party. Tney were cnarg
Ing attempted to fuse the
socialist with other political parties and
trade unions.
Members of
,ay
the ousted committee
e principal reason for their removal was
! tBe Pfact tht v, delPgate. representing
five other states objected to Missouri rep- '
resenting the controlling Interest of the i
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party, masrauen as an oi mem uvea in
St. LouU. In the selection of headquarter.
. the Pii.l.l.,, e.r nm.h. ... th,..
Omaha wa. chosen
: agalnat St. Louis. The commlttea meeting
' will continue until Mondsy.
CHARGE THEFT TO TRAINMEN
Foar Brakeraen on laloa l'neiae at
Cheyenne Aerased of Hob
bias Cars.
CHEYENNE. Wyo., Jan. SO. (Special
Telegram.) A sensstlon was sprung here
today, when four well known young men.
all employed in the train service between
t neyenne ana Diaaey, were piscra unuer
arrest by Chief Canada and his secret serv
ice men of the Colon Pacific. It Is alleged
that an organized gang of about fifteen
men has been robbing cars enroute be
tween Cheyenne and Sidney. At first the
oftiuers were unable to trace the thefts,
but the gang disposed of many of the stolen
article here in Cheyenne and the ped
dling furnished a clue. It 1 said th-t
two more member, of the gang, who
wen aauwo uraicun, no mru yisceu
under arrest at Sidney. Deputy Sheriff
Snow left tonlnght to bring them to Chey
enne, they having agreed lo come with
out requisition papers. Effort, are being
made to get the other, .aid to be impli
cated in the wholesale theftt and that ar
ret, will occar tomorrow.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nehru kn K.iir Suturilny:
Bun. lay l'robnluy liaiti of Snow, with
Coluer In West Portion.
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LATTER DAY SAINTS' MEETING
orth Nebraska Conference f the
t'lmreh Opens Its Annual
Seialou.
The annual conference of the northern
Nebraska district of the Latter Pay Saints
opened In Oiunha Friday evening in tho
Saints chapel, corner of Clark and Twenty
first streets, and will continue over Sun
day. The conference was quite largely at
tended and is being presbled over by Presi
dent C. fel. Buttcrv.onh. Among the promi
nent members ef the denominatlou who
are in attendance are: A. II. Smltn,
patriarch of the general church of La
mona. Ia., and P.ev. Wight, one of the
general mirslonarles.
At the session last evening the minis
terial reports of the various districts were I
rendered, showing a general increase in I
the church throughout the entire state.
The membership of tha Omaha branch has
rnwn m over Son v.h:,i. includes ten
nrles.s snd ten eMor l,c..lca five teachers, i
The report of the district treasurer j
showed the receipts for the past year to
have
were
been $S7!t while the expenditures
ir,8 leaving a hslance lii the treas-
tiry of $3P0. Ths college fund of the de
nomination has enjoyed a very liberal in
crease, it was reported, as there is now
on hand In that fund $106. Included In
the business of last night's session wa the
recommendation to onlaln as teacher In
the Valley district JeBse Allcu, a promi
nent worker.
Owing to the scattering of the members
of the Fremont branch and the lack of
inieresi in me wora oi ine cuuren iu uittt i
district, the conference accepted the recom- I tne senate Harrison of Hall and Brown of
mendatlon of the president and that branch Kcya Paba wero the leaders for acjourn
and church was disorganized. It was also ! ment and ilowell of Douglas, O'Nell of Lan
voted to raise a fund which will be ex- I caster were the opposing leaders,
clusively devoted to maintaining the tent ! The senate and house each refused twice
missionaries in the fields of the state, and to coucur In fixing a time for adjourning
also to working In new territories where land it looked as If the deadlock wag to
the representatives of the Siiints' church ! last indefinitely, until Bears of Burt, in
have not been hble, through lack of proper
funds, to work al all.
About fifty delegates ore In attendance.
The conference will be continued toda
and Sunday,- this morning's scsxion being
devoted to business and Sunday school
work. The conference will close Sunday
evening.
J
ROBBERS CALL ON A SALOON!
Emll
Gall's Plare Visited, and Com
paratively Small Amount
Secured.
1
; Emll Gall's saloon at Ninth and Douglas
trceta wa held. up at 1:30 o'clock this
moruiug by two men with red handker
chief mask and large revolver. Tho plun
der which they divided was between $25
and $30 and a gold watch. John Martlg,
the bartender, on watch, wa the only one
of those In the house to be searched and
gave up the timepiece and $1. Louis
Beroti. George White, ' Edward C. Spencer
and Florenz Tlezen, the other bartender,
who had come oif duty at midnight, wero
In the saloon when the robbers entered.
Tlezen, who wa near the Douglas street
! dr. bolted when he saw the pair enter
and ran to the Eagle saloon at the next
m h. oi..etert ht mtht h
! corner,
tailed a safe place, and lay low, without
! telephoning for the police. He had $9 In
his Docket.
There are three doors to the saloon, one
at the corner tnd one each on Ninth and
on Douglas streets. The robbers entered
simultaneously, tho corner and Ninth street
doo.-, with pistols In hand. They ordered
the men to hold up their hands and go into
the billiard room at, the rear. One covered
these while the other went through the
register and the barkeeper. They expressed
disappointment at the sr.iallncsa of the
take. When they had the money they. went.
, out the Douglas trect door and were not
! followed. Martlg telephoned the police.
W R. PARKS IS IN CHICAGO
" "
Man Who Disappeared from Lincoln
Hotel a Mont-h Alto is
Koon'l.
After nearly a month of most distressing
uncertainty among his friends as to his
i fiif v h I'nrit. or cnicaso. wno a saD- i
. poared from hi. hotel In Lincoln. Neb., has ;
' been found In hi. home city and taken in I
! charge by his friends. Mr. Parks, who Is;
. ,....,,. k. rm nt nir.rh u'lekwirn i
I - . ":,:
( rsrua vi mn-ssu i.
,vi i... I nnnln .Kn.,t a mnnlh
IJIH l"J. .idium , v . " ' .........
i " on dumb. a ana suaoemy uisappearci
: from his hotel, leavina no word and fall
' , ,n tak. ... b.Aetlll!e wlh bln, After
' to had been mfssing for some days tho
! management of the hotel communicated
1 with his friends and from that time a
i w . ..,.. ,,.,,
search has been continued until Wednesday
I night, when Mr. Parks was found in Chi-
"8 ,w' or n" nrra: Iar 88
e S"1 PubUo ' "oneerned. the my.-
surrounoing me u-c ,
Mr. Tark. ha. not yet been cleared up. for
when Questioned Mr. Ware would only ay
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,nt M ?-- 'ou"J n'1 i
" ,0 " ...uuui.l
be able to returu to his business.
DECAYS AT FORTY-SEVEN
Indiana Mr.n Lives Half a Lifetime
In Less I'han Twelve
Mouth.
I I Will U , UU., IIU. U'J. 1 IlDIIIDNI oi-
J tending Charles F. Sehultz, city treasurer,
who ilt.$ tonight at tho age of 47. declare
that he died of old age, having lived half
j , nffiima in less than a year.
Movements of Ucrau Vessels Jan. :t(.
At New York Arrived: Teutonic, from
Liverpool; Cevie, from Uvcriuml; AuguMe
Vletorli. from Hsmburg; Amsterdam, from
Rotterdam and Boulogne; lilin, from
Genoa.
At Naples Sailed: Trave, from Genoa,
for t'liortiltar nd New York.
At I'rawle Point fussed: Manitou. from
New York, for London.
At f alrrmo Srtiled: Perugia, for New
fa,,p,S8t.a: Devonian, from
, jtIon, (,,r IJv. r ool
At Liverpool Sailed: Oenrglc, for New
York.
At Movllle Bailed: Mongolian, from Glas
gow and Liverpool, for Ht. J ilni. N P.
At The Lizard Passed: Main, fn.m New
York, for Hremen; fennlaud, from Ant
werp, for Philadelphia.
At Hamburg Arrived: Assyria, from
Philadelphia.
FIGHTING FOR TIME
Revenue Revision Committee. Finally Car
ries Its Point is Legislature.
ASKS AN ADJOURNMENT FOR ONE WEEK
Some
Members of Both Hornet Oppose
and a Hot light RewlU
LOOKS LIKE A DEADLOCK AT ONE TIME
Stars of Burt Forces the Issue j defer
Move in the House
WATER WORKS BILL READY FOR GOVERNOR
Kent Ksfate Men Kiprru Faith In
Final rir of Taxation Amend
ment the Omaha
Charter.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 30. (Special Telegram )
Alter aa all-day flgh In house and senate
the legislature late this afternoon decided
that when it adjourned tomorrow it be
uutil Mundny, February D. for the purpose
ot lvlnK J,nt revenue committee time
nirb tu ".mpleta s work of framing a
rev.enve b,U-
Not tUlv'' " convened, January 6. ha
aUJ'thlug stirred tho animus of the legls
laturc as did the debate on tills questlou
today. Those favoring and thottu opposing
aujournuiini prcsseu meir contentions wnn
relentless vigor anil if there were ulterior
motives on either side they certainly were
well coiHcalel.
In the houso Sears of Burt, Douglas of
Rock, Thompson of Merrick, Sweezy of
Adams, Wilson of Pawnee ano Lootul of
Dodge, all members of tho committee to
frame the revenue bill, with House of Hall,
Kennedy of Douglas, Hpurloek of Cass and
others, led In the fight for adjournment,
while Ten Eyck of Douglas, with many
others, championed the opposite side. In
the house brought the matter to a crista
with one of the ct.verest scheme that
doubtless has been witnessed '.n either body
for many a sesslou. The bouse having
' refused to adjourn until Monday, February
j 2, because It would not efford sufficient
I time for the work at hand and until Febru
ary 9, because it was too long, and the
senate having stubbornly refused to con-
cur in anything the houso did. the Burt
county man introduced a resolution pro
viding that from such time as 'he house
adjourned until February v all regular or
der of business under the various hcsdluga
I observed dally, be dispensed with and all
I members filing applications with the olerk
i be excused from attendance. Thl natu-
raj would have had tha effect ot bringing
,i ul luru tn a utunilaflll In thu huilM. Kwa
of the resolution wa immediately trans
mitted to the senate and before the house
had time to vote on the matter it was ad
vised that tho senate would concur In ad
journing until February V, which question
was put to the house and carrlod and con
curred in by the upper body.
Time In Keeded.
Members of the special house revenue
committee pleaded that It would he useless
j 'or. tnem to unaertaae a revision or tne
. reveuuu ui lu. a.-.. uu.. B..-u uum
February 9. at least, and insisted that it
would lo a gross injustice to force It to
, attempt tho work In less time. Some of
. he argument used by Ten Eyck and others.
: opposed the long adjournment
was
that if the committee could not do its work
by next week that . individual members
should take hold of the matter and intro
duce their bill.
Certain members of the house special
committee remarked privately, during the
fight, that unl88 they were granted the
time asked for they would request re
lease from the committee and allow the
matter asBlgned to them to go back to
the bouse. Sear made a statement a
follow In the lobby of the house just after
having Introduced bis resolution. In lan-
' KUUKe Dlch dnoted hi Intense feelings
j In the matter:
"This effort to prevent adjournment I
simply the wjrk of that combination ' of
in fluence
that
are opposing revenue re
vision."
Yet recognized railroad men in both
house and senate led in the fight for ad
journment and as It is a well known fart
that the railroads are against revenue re-
"Ion their part In tod.. . affair, become,
he more tn ..erlou. h""" ,hs
..gniflc.nce of today J 'nc.
to the attitude of the railroads may be
i t. . evident the eornor.tlon. have daelded
i . .
not to show their hand for awhile at least.
Kennedy was the only Douglas county
member who voted for the week'a ad-
! Journment. Nelson of Dougla. wa. chair
! ' of house committee to act with
h" J"l" senate committee In determining
adjournment, and urged that
v i ,, February t. be decided on.
February t, be decided on.
tin Down to Rualaess.
The Joint revenue committee tonight got
down to business. It went over the first
four sections of article 1, chapter 77, com
piled statutes of Nebraska. Section 1,
relating to property taxable, and section 2,
relating to school land assessments, was
amended. Al present It provides for the
assessment of the money invested In achool
land and the proposed change is to tax
the land on It value less than the amount
owing to the state. Section 4, providing
for the assessment of property at it full
rash value, was not changed, and, while
action was not taken on It, It will doubt
less stand as It Is, wtth a new enforcing
clause.
l-'laht on Charter Revision.
It is a hard matter to determine the fate
of the Omaha real estate exchange bill to
compel the railroads to pay their Just
share of municipal taxes in Omaha. The
railroads are bending every effort to defeat
this measure, and thers Is no use evading
the fact that they are wielding a potent
influence.
Yet the Omaha Real Estate exchange men
and their attorney. J. II. Mcintosh, are not
east down, but take a decidedly hopeful
view of things. Before leaving for Omaha
today Mr. Mcintosh was 1 asked what hn
thought of the chances of success. He
said:
"I am confident that It the member of
this legihlature address themselves with
sober a I'd Impartial t hour lit to this meas
ure In all its parts and (fleets It will pass,
and I want to Intiat that I believe they
will do this. I am not one of those who
believe that legislatures are necessarily