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corrupt boHr, and In th" rase of the pres
rmt Nehmka IrjcWiature I think have
. t rf ni'-n. the van n.rlirl'y of honi
ire rf a hirli standard of nn rallt jr and
inf rl!!nr. and far removed frnm urh
influent ps rre too often brouuhl to b-r
In lawmaking- holii.
"In rhort, I think e lll sneered In
n'ttlng our bill throuEh the l"Rlrlal urr. Il
la right. It la fair an I It la Just. It or):s
to remove an Iniquitous burden from tht
i boulder of the people of Omaha, and
!ea n' t contemplate a (tingle hardahii to
a riril'i person or corporation. Why
lihoiil.ln t It pars?
"The railroads have failed utterly, to
even meet our argument, murh lees ron
irovert them and their very failure, with
nil the tr.r'nlnus power at their rnm
i.iand, oiiKht to have some weight In ron
xln'lng the tnembora of this legislature nf
the Justice ol our position, th corrcctnosa
of our argument and the utter absurdity of
those of our rpponenta. The railroads are
fighting this Mil flmply because It is fnlr
-nd l,o(8u:o If pnRaed It will ftrco them to
r-.eet their Just obligations as every other
taxpnyer In Omaha hna to io. They fight
i. II such moves designed to prevent tax
Ijincaaltr Meiubrrs Favorable.
A member of the real estate exchange,
while cxpresBlug the belief that the bill
would ultimately pnaa, was a little less
tanguine than Mr. Mcintosh. He had heard
intimations that the Lam-aster coun'y del
egation in the house an 1 senate was in
imical to the bill, and fen red the old
counted on from thla factfon wouM not be
forthcoming But from Interviews with
lieinberB of that delegation It appears thit
thla gentleman was Incorrectly advised.
One of the Ijanoaatrr county senators,
asked about thla matter, said:
"We are heartily In favor of this move
ment. We have endeavored and are still
i ndeavorlng to bring about the came stale
of affairs In Lincoln, for hero we aro as
j really Imposed on by the railroads .in the
matter of .municipal tax evasion as are the.
I oopln of, Omaha. Any member of our del1
pgation who would oppose this bill would
bo do'i'x .. wrong and antagonizing the.
wishes, of HQ per cent of the peoplo of Lin
coln. '1 fully believe that If put to a. vote
this question would carry In Lincoln by a
80 per cent majority.
"No, sir, we are not opposed to this bill,
but .will stand by it to the last," be con
tinued. Other members from the city of Lincoln
made similar statements.
The chief opposition of a sincere nature.
to ula bill will come from country rm.m
beray who believe In 'that fantasy so per
sistently urged by John N. Ualdwin and his
confederates, that It will have the effect
cf raising the city taxes in Omaha and rt
du".ug the tax reqelpts In other counties
ot the state. Tkere Is no question that,
vague and false as this argument Is, It has
found lodgement In the minds of a good
many. If lbs friends of thla measure can
suueced In convincing these doubting
Thomases of the fallacy of this they will
have overcome the meat serious, in fact,
the . only really serious obstaelo In thulr
Co house member stated, to a corre-
epoadent for The Bee today that he op
posed the bill because be thought It con
templated an Imp-actlcabli and unconsti
tutional act, since the constitution provides
the privilege asked by Omaha for all
i Some of Baldwin's Figure.
John N. Baldwin, In his address before
the Joint committee on revenue, mado the
Kintement that the Union Pacific employed
In Omaha alouo over 3.00J men and hud
built, a magnificent depot at a cost of sorae
thiti like ISOO.OOO. This was when he was
endeavoring to show how much his road
bad done for the c,lty ot Omaha, which, he
argued, ungrateful Jor-tHe aufclla benetlts,
BoW sought' tb Impond unjust burdens of
taxation upon , the company. In this con
nection Mr. Baldwin said that not a city
'-;or "community' In the sf ate 'of Nebraska' but
; would be glad ot the opportunity to exempt
'the Union Paclflo from a slflgle dollar ot
taxes for a period of fifty year If only' It
could get what Omaha possesses by grace
of this great benevolent corporation. This
. was all said when Mr. Baldwin was trying
, to show how Omatia was indebted to the
Union Pacific, but wholly a different argu
ment was resorted to when the railroad at
torney undertook to prove that his com
pany's terminals in Omaha had been over
valued for purposes of taxation.
Id thla connection, bearing In mind that
Mr. Baldwin himself boasted ot ..he mag
nificent depot erected at a cost of ISOO.OOO,
thla array ot flgurna may bo of Intereat.
They are taken from the .books In the
atate auditor' office and are wnat the
Union raclflc returned, under oath, as that
part ot taxes which it had distributed over
the state, citing this to combat the argu
ment that It should now be compelled to
pay Its proportion of municipal taxes.
It should be understood that these figures
were used by Mr. Baldwin last night in his
argument and formed the real basis of bis
remarks. The figures are these:
33.48 miles of roadbed, right-of-way
and main track, at 3,(io per mile. .$100,443
kl.M miles or smetrarK ana turn
outs, at ll.uoO per mile
66.5s acres depot grounds,
a depots, at S9.6t5
t aectlon hoiisye, at 190..
4 tool houSM. at ftl
I engine house, at $40...,
, 10.R1U
1 roundhouse, at j,iM)
coal houses
I water tanks
23 otllces, dwellings, etc
6 stuck yards
Furniture and fixtures
Fuel, tios and other personal prop
erty not heretofore enumerated....
These figures are suopoaed to 'represent
one-sixth of the actual valuation of these
properties, that being the basis ot assess
The Best is the
A tatement which generally
carries with it the apparent
corollary that the best '
is also the most expensive,
and to only indirectly the
however, although by
common consent the
best, really costs no
more initially than a
silverware which may
imitate it in character
but bears no manufac
turer's name at all or
one comparatively un
known. All Gorham
silver on the contrary
is legibly impressed
with the trade-mark.
asp It
ment. If they wer frrrect. if. they dl1
really represen' f n"-elxtn of actual values.
hero w ould Mr. Ball win'' $MO,0"0 depot
come In?
The six depots are returned at a total
of t.'.T. 9'in. Six tlmea this seareaate amount
would be I34T-41. whl. h would have to i
represent the actual valuation of the nix
depot.,. But that would not be as much, by
Irs than one-half, as Ui valuation of this
single depot, to which Mr. Baldwin has
dixteroufly pointed In order to carry his
point. Or, look at the figures another
ay. The returns show rath of the
depots valued
times this, the
at tho same. $3.6';.". Six
cfore wm.M .lv. th. ..
. r - - - I f
pi.ied actual valuation of each depot, and
this would mal-- that IsuO.tXiO edifice worth
only a mere bagatelle $i7,9!'0.
Smote I'lnaMv Atrrri to Take
a He.
itm ItrHlniilna Tomorrow to
February O.
(Fron. a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN', Jan. 30. fSpedal.) With the
lobby and floor of the senate thronged
with representatives endeavoring o get
the senate to concur In the house motion
to adjourn until Monday morning, Feb
runry( fl, nnd with the members of tho
seriate revenue committee pleading and
begging for the concurrence, tho senate
pat-red a busy day. Finally, at 5 o'clock,
after the Benate had voted to pdjourn until
2 o'clock Monday, bad reconsidered that
proposition, bad voted to adjourq until
10 o'clock Thursday, and bad reconsid
ered that proposition, It concurred In the
house tnotlou.
The debate on adjournment started this
morning, when Brown of Keya Baha. chair
man or the senate revenue committee and
tho Joint revenue ccmnrfltee, asked for an
adjournraeirt until February 9. , Howell of
Douglas amended to adjeum untfl 2 o'clork
Monday. During the .-discussion on tho
amendment the clerk bl .the house an
nounced that body bed dJorned for fc.
week, the senate concurring. The amend
ment was ftniilly carried, however.
When the aenate reconv6nod in the after
noon a motion was mado by Jennings of
Thayer to reconsider and It was 'carried.
Wall moved to adjourn . nhtll'll o'clock
Thursday. This carried tnroxgb? V mis
take of Brown, who spoke agaiiift it and
voted for it. Wn Brown't rrnaje was
first called he ask'ed to be passed The I
vote stood 15 to 18 tor the motion,, when
Brown voted aye, carrying the motion. As
soon aa he realized what Jae hail done
Brown explained that bt made a Julstakc
and maved to reconsider.. This wis car
ried by a vote of 17 to 15. j
Brown then moved to concur In tie mo
tion of the house to adjourn until llji'clock
Monday, February 9. After muchfdebato
the motion b carried by the fdjlowlng
ye Anuerson, jirown, Los, Day,
Ha'.l of Burt, Hartlaon, Hedge, Jen
Marshall, Norris, Peinberton, Rey
Bhcldon, Sloan, I'mstead, WYoung;
17. Nays: Alden, Beghtol.? Brady.
Coffey, Dean, Clffln, Hall of Dougiaa. Hast
ings, Haaty, Howell, O'Neill, SaLnders,
Wall, Warner and Way; total, 15.
H. R. 67, providing for-the purchase ot
the Omaha water works by the elf?, was
read a third time, passed and signed oy the
lieutenant governor.
At the morning session W. J. Bryan,
Judgo Holcomb and Judge Walter A.' Clarlt
of North Carolina were, sotiate visitors.
Mr. Bryan was surrounded as "soon1 as ho
came In the chamber. Lloutenani" Gov
ernor McOilton called rreldnt Harrison
to the chair and ehook bands with the
distinguished visitors. They only remained
a short time. The party also vlsUed the
house and called upon the governojt, ;
The senate adjourned after 4 o'clock'-untll
10 o'clock tomorrow. . , ......
H. R. 7, A bill to compel the city eouncll
of Omaha to purchase, the ,watef. .works,
was reported favorably, '" '' '
The following bills were reported cor
rectly engrossed: -
8. F. 25, Giving citiea of the first and
aecond class the right tq isnue bonds to
establish heating and lighting plants; later
read a third time and pasted.
S. F. 96, for the appointment of an In
surance deputy; later read a third time and
8. F. 61, establishing fees charged cor
porations and others for filing papers; later
read a third time af(d pasbed. k
S. F. S3, cutting down V jnvest&ent :in
schools to give them power' of normal
schools, was reported enrolled.
8. F. 60, authorizing county boards to
make contracts for building bridges, was
indefinitely postponed. s
8. F. 13, entitled "Roads." A new bin
was substitute',! and referred to committee.
The committee, appointed to confer wilh
the house committee on adjournment
recomrr ended that the senate adjourn t,0
day until next Thursday. Howell of Doug
las moved that adjournment - bev until 2
o clock Monday. Amendment oarrled.
8. F. 82, entitled "An act to create a food
commission," and 8. F. 83, providing penal
1 1 ... .j .. i . '. -
ivi Bumirmuujj iuuu, were recom
mended to be placed 6b. general file.'
Hasting s resolution to have a committee
appointed to ipvcstlgate Insurance com
panies' taxes was called up and adopted.
Afternon Session.
Jennings of Thayer moved to reconsider
motion carried this 'morning to adjourn un
til Monday at 2 o'clock. The proposition
was carried.
Secretary Allen to the governor ' an
nounced that Oovernor Mickey had signed
8. F. 10, to legalise issue of bond by cities
of first and second class.
Lieutenant Oovernor McOilton signed
8. F. 35, reducing school Investments to
150,000, to give school privilege of normal
H. R. 67, compelling the city council of
Omaha to purchase Omaha water works,
was read a third time and passed.
Senator Brown moved to concur with the
house resolution to adjourn to 11 o'clock
Monday, February 9. Wall moved to amend
to adjourn to 10 o'clock Thursday. By an
aye and nay vote amendment carried by
17 to IS, Brown by mistake voting for
amendment after speaking ' against it.
Brown explained his mistake and asked to
reconsider. This was carried by a vote of
it to 15. Brown then moved to adjouru
until 11 o'clock February 9r the house con
curring. This was carried by a vote ot
1 to 14. " ,
Sloan's motion to adjourn until jto o'clock
tomorrow was carried. Benate adjourned
at 5:15.
BIMe oa First Heading.
8. F. 133. by Pemberton of Gage .rmend
atory of and supplemental to article ill of
chepter 13 of the Compiled Statutes, and to
provide for the election of a tax commis
sioner in cities of the first class having
mora titan Ave thousand C5.0o and lrsM
than tweiily-rtve thousand .uou) Inhabit
ant. 8. F. VM. by Hastings To amend sections
( and 7 of chapter uO of tho Complied
Statutes relating to "liquors."
8. F. 135. by 1UII of linn (by request)
To establish a military code for the state
of Nebraska ami to provide for the organi
zation, gcvrri.mcp.t and compensation of
the iniltua and to provide for the tnroll-
:ient of tho uiiorganueil n.ilitla. to on
lorm with an act of the t nlusl Btates con
grvaa "to provide the efficiency of the n. Ul
na and for other pun oss."
8. V 16, by ll.iiiii.4s To romotn the
I Independence of otra at u'.l.c e.o.ili ns.
to enforce me wecrccy o: uie uut.oi. 10 pro-
ide for the irctlrg and nonuiiKtlng of nil
candidate lor ei-.lne oltlctk, except can
didate to Pa cnooen at any ap i.u elec
tion, or to vnshlp or precinct oricea or
members of school boards l ot member t f
ih boards of edjcatloti, by popular vote
at primary elections and to provide for the
uiantier of so doing; to provide what qual
ilitalloii ax ntcvurr to entitle a person
to vote at surh primary elertlm. In pro
vide fr the placing ot the n.irms of run
lllxte for ti.imlniiion upon the primary
lei tlxn iinllot of th-lr party mid
the t:Himr of so doing, end tn pro Irte-for
the eelrctinB; an.! appointment of juiigej
and clerk" to aerve nt euoh primary eiet
tii.n. t provide f..r thn nntliif-atlim t nn.
I1 T" t f ' ""' h, V-'Tnry ttnru. of th-lr
nomlniitir- candidates for oflire to le
..ilel at any (. in I election and lor town
ship ami precinct olflcs. and to provide for
the i.rder ol plai ire tickets of political
parties upon the l-ailot for pohlle eli i tlnn.
Hini to iirovl.l.- for the printing and dietrt
butlon of lullotM to lie ied ot pnhllc elec
tions and prim rv election!, for nominating
rHtiiliiiH tes for ntnee To lie voteil on at pub.
'"' election nu pulille; to regulnte
'". i''rm:,""n 't ': parties an.l prevent
I m 1 1 '1
upon the member of nnv party, t imer
in piioiic elections or primary elections,
and to provide for the pun'Hhmrnt for the
violation of th same, and to repcnl ecc
Ho,, 117, ll!. l.ii, 1J1, l-'. lit. U'4. K'.-..
l--a. liV.b, uic, l.e, 12:.f. u:g. Uh,
12-'l. lii), 12..k, Ii.M and Uti, 1J7. l. S3, l.:a.
i.-a. i:, i:u. 1.14. l ' ., v.'M. i it. i.-.k, mm, h i, m,
MJ.-l's, IU. 44a, 110, 117. 14.S. !. l.V), lol. InJ,
l.'3, l.)4, 1 s, 1., l.iT, l..)i, lia nn l lfiu of chap
ter 2ti of th Compiled SmuiteS ot Ni
Iraskn for the lear P.tH. us now existing,
and to repeal all nets or parts of acta in
conflict herewith; pruvlde for nomination
of ull state and local olllcus ut primary
House Finally Accedes to Hnioeit to
Adjourn I ntll Febrn
ary O.
. (From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 30. (SpeclaM The spe
cial house committee appointed to confT
with the senate committee on adjourning
to enable the Joint revenue committee to
complete a revenue bill, reportd this
m mlng that .the Joint committee recom
mended adjourning until Monday, Febru
ary 2.
The report occasioned, a long and spir
ited debate In the house. Member of the
special .committee appointed to draft the
revenue bill opposed the report, contend
ing that adjournment until Monday next
would not give them time to do tho work
placed upon them.
Sears of Burt, Wllsqn of Tawnee, Thomp
son of MerrU'k and Loontls ot Dodge all
vigorously denounced the report. Tliey
wanted an adjournment until Monday, Feb
ruary 9, at least, as the work of framing
n revenue law could not possibly be done
in leFS time.
Rouse of Hall and Splnlock of Cass also
spoke in their behalf. All maintained that
the houso had crowdod upon tho Special
committee the most onerous task of Ibis
session, and that the committee ought to
be given adequato time to complete this
Important work and submit a bill which
It could commend and support, and which
If passed would be a credit to the legis
lature and the state.
The report of the committee was voted
down, and another motion car. led that the
committee be instructed to again .confer
with the senate committee, representing
that it Is the sense of the house to ad
journ until Monday, February 9, at 2 p. m.
Petition for Kevr Kxemptlon Un
These resolutions were introduced by
Christy of Nemaha:
We, the undersigned residents, Voters,
citizens, ttxpByers and metohants residing
and doing buidussa In Otoe county, realizing
that our present laws rrRardliii; exemptions
aro unjust and detrimental to the mer
chants' interests and to the best Interests
oC society, aiding and abtltlna dmhonest
tieople to Ignore and avoid tnelr honest
debts, forcing merchants Into bankruptcy
and causing hardship to' the people by an
Increase of cost In their supplies, petition
your honorable body to-armnd, modify or
rep'-al our exemption laws to tsuch an extent
at leaat thut the merchants may have eoiial
proptectloti under the laws to any ptber
plasa of citizens.
WherenM. We have heard continued r-'
ports of extnrtionat'j telephone charges, and
as the aenate haa appointed a committee to
in vest Inn t vuch churues and complaints.
Therefore 1 move you that the speakeir'j
of the house appolhv a committee' or tnn-e
to investigate, and, repor.t on such pharses
to this house. ;
H. R. 100, by Gregg of Wayne, A
bill proldtng the establishment cf not less
thun three nor more than five Junior normal
schools In western Nebraska, took up
much tixne In the house this afternoon.
Tho bill was recommended for passage by
the committee of ' the- whole, after- tour
attempts to, amend it were dcted
Man Water Work Hill.
Speaker Mockett signed H. R. 67, by
Gilbert of Douglas, the Omaha water
works ;bill, which had passed both bouse
and senate. ..."
The senate at this lime tent in a com
munication that it had voted to adjourn
to. next Thursday, the house concurring.
The house voted to refuse to concur In
the senate' action.
This resolution by Pear of Burt was in
troduced: T mov thut from the time of this week's
adjournment until February 9 the-regular
order of luslncse urd:r tho fallowing named
heads be dispensed w ith: Ri ports of corn
mltteea, resolutions, introduction of - ollla,
bills on first reading, bills on second read
ing, bills on thlid reading, special order,
miscellaneous business, unfinished business.
And that members may be excused by tiling
applications with the clerk.
Mr Sears said the committee ought to
be given time for Its work r discharged
from lt duty, since It was Impossible for.
It to perform the task assigned to It in
three or four days.
Ten Eyck of Douglas called attention to
the Sears resolution adopted some lime
ago, shutting off all appropriations, until
the passages of a revenue bill,, together
with the fact that the revenue committee,
when appointed, was given fifteen days t"
complete Its work, and did not complain,
and that eight or nine daya of that time
have gone, and yet no work Is done. . He
was against a long adjournment.
'If this committee can't or won't get
down to business, let individual members
submit bills, or let us quit playing horse
and drop the revenue bill altogether," laid
Mr. Ten Eyck. .
Kennedy ot Douglas urged that the com
mittee be given the time It asked and put
it on record before casting aspersions aa
to its motives or intentions.
Speaker Mockett stated that the resolu
tion Just introduced by Sears would. It
adopted, change the rules of the house;
After nearly all the day had been con
sumed in threshing over this matter a
communication was sent in by the senate
announcing Its concurrence In the house'
action in adjourning Saturday until Mon
day, February 9.
The. Sears resolution, which was ac
countable for forcing action by the senate.
was withdrawn.
Tho bouse adjourned until 10 a. m. to
morrow. .
. New Bills.
H R. 262. hv Christy Authorizing the
construction on the state fuir grounds of
inc. nh building and one pjbllc comfort
building with water closet ariangements,
and to appropriate for such purpose the
sum of fli.Kio.
11. R. 2t)3 by MeClay To amend section
13 of chapter l.xxxlia of the Complied Stat
utes, eiillllea Boioiers ana suuorv. ito
vldes for honorable burial ot ex-soldlers
and sailors by county board at cost not
.YcAeitlnir ItiO.
H. K. 2'.t. by McClay (by request) For
the relief of WUlurd R. KeWfer, a state
house janitor, who fell and broke his leg
Ai.nroi. i.itca X2.UUJ.
II. K. Ctii, by Hurgess To provide for
the erection of a fireproof butldknx In the
city of Lincoln to be used aa a museum
an.l lil rnry building by the Nebraska State
Historical society Appropriates tVM.
11. K ;;. by Hogitfe by fiiue.t) To
amend aectlon lJ, chapter VMLC ot
titla il. Part' I!, of the Coda ot t ivll l'ro
cedure. to provide that eeilons on wrlrren
agreements or foreign Judgments may be
gin any limu wiihin ten years from their
U4te. lie tit limit U nve wars.
H. ft. UOT. by Ten Kyck It.y request) To
l.-.v ori oruie ci'.les of the first class, having
Kb tti.iii ''o and more than u.uuo In
hall, h i. This U the sj.uth Omaha char
ter MM tndurke.l by Mayor Koulsky and
the charter revision commission. It pro
vides for the fumtin of Boating Indebted
ness of KT.uuj. and therefore ibe div'e rate
Ot WU'Itkl
Oaih ii Voted by House of EepreffnU'.ivej
on Any-War Bills.
.Mew lark Man .DalWcd fey Abaeateca
Ileitis;' Arrested and Rcccaa Or
dered Till Today, When
Illd Are to Pass.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 80. This was the
las- private claims day ot this congress
In the house, and members with bills on
the calendar carried everything before
them la committee of the whole. Forty
five billa were artod on favorably, oesplte
the efforts of Mr. Payne (N. Y.), the re
publican floor leader, assisted by Mr. Can
non (111.) and others to defeat some of
them. Many of tho claims were old, dat
ing back to the civil war, and a few orig
inated prior to that time, the latter be
ing for balances due for carrying malls
in the south when the war broke out. --
Mr. I'ayne was insistent In his opposi
tion to these,' calling attention to the
fraudulent nature bf many similar claims
In previous congresses. He expressed the
opinion that all had been paid before,' but
the members interested atood together rfnd
voted him down every time he demanded
a division!
.There were several bllla to reimburse
postmasters and Internal revenue collectors
for stamps lost or'stolen. One was to pay
the balance oft' a contract for ice fur
nished Mho army hospitals in the Missis
sippi valley during the war. The amount
claimed Is $80,000, and Is for Ice at the
rate of 90 cents a hundred pounds. Among
the others were bills to pay George C. Elli
son, an engineer aV the capital In the sev
enties $5,000 for , the eost of defending
himself against the charge of murder; to
pax $o,000 to the widow of Samuel Muehl
raan, one of the victims ot the old Ford
theater disaster which collapsed on a num
ber of governmeut clerks employed there.
When the committee -of the whole re
ported Mr. Payne Wockef: final action to
day by making the point of no quorum.
But the friends of -the claims refused to be
balked. A recess woe ordered until tomor
row at 10:30, -iii order to .continue today's
session, and the aorgeant-at-arms and his
deputies were sent' out to arrest and bring
In absentees. It was 8 o'clock before the
requisite quorum ws secured to carry the
motion and let tha session go over until
10:30 tomorrow forenoon.
apeeehes Are,,Mavd In Honor of Pend
Member nnd Adjournment '
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30-The chaplain
of the senate In his prayer today referred
to the late Senator McMillan of Michigan,
the day having been sot apart to pay trib
ute to the memory of- Mr. McMillan.
At the conclusion; Mc Burrows (Mich.)
called up the resolutions relative . to hl3
fcue colleague -and paid, an earnest tribute
ta Bin memory,,., i AXlter- other, .speeches ' the
senate adjourned- ..-
He 1 la Ciitred
to Sieallna;
AJuable Silk.
,i y bun rtilP nv '
CHILLICOTtWj.Mo.. Jan. 30. (Special.)
-rrSaniiiel A Hite, Jft'oiing'. man giving :hls i
home as -CeateiWiklPa Iov.was arrested In !
thla ctty-yeaterday afternoon on the charge , wa" also the view, ho contfnue-d, of the
ot burglary... After helBg -In the "sweat 1 t'nlted States, which would be a long time
box." for i-t wo - hours he confessed to bur- before making Itself responsible for a dls
glarlzlng a dry igoods store 'at Breckln- ' orderly state like Venezuela, the Foreign
ridge, this elate, and stealing silk to the j office had maintained intact Great Britaln'a
amount of $W0 He named aa his accom- friendship with America,
plice J. W...jGrJfHth, aeveral years hlB j Ird Cranborne concluded by declares
senior, but tin latter denied rtht charge, j there is ho German r European alliance,
Hlte in his confession said that he and 1 b,lt Great Britain is ready to co-operato
Griffith were in tho employ of a Centerville w'th the powers not only In South America,
man jand that ''when they robbed -a .store ! but Asia, Africa and Europe,
the goods we-e either taken or shipped to 1 emphasizing the point that there was
Mm. The Centerville man, according to-the j " alliance, but merely a co-operation with
claim, ot Hlte,. disposed . of tha goods and Germany, Lord Cranborne strongly depre
pald them for their work. I cated the attacks made by the British
The young burglar gave a list of towns I press on Germany. He reminded the audi
they had visited In northern Missouri and pn('e of Great Britain's resentment of Ocr-
aouthern Iowa.' He eald he had been work-
Ing for the last seven or elgat ' months
and that during; That time they had stolen
thousands of dollars worth of gesda.
The local' authorities ' notified ' the au
thorities at Centerville and asked that an
Investigation be made. The police are ot
the edict that they have made a very Im-
th ,.f.,..
portant capture. They refuse to divulge
the name ol the Centerville man.
Presbyterians Tlalm Great President
Paid 'Pevr Rent Rearnlarlr and
Meldom'.MiSBcd Service.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Jan. 30. A celebra
tion of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the
Presbyterian church In this city was held
today In the First churoh.
George M. Black, for many yeara treas
urer ot the Flrsi church, told of Abraham
Lincoln's connec'ion with the church and
of his promptness in paying the quarterly
pew rent,,
Attention was railed to the assertion
Ia Anotber Preacher's Family.
"It Is-easy to sing the praises of Postura
Fpod Coffee; In fact, I should he most un
grateful did I hot," saya Mra. R. B. Wright,
the wife of the minister or tne r irsi con
gregational Church of Boise, Idaho
"Five years ago' I was a nervous wreck
and yet hard to convince that coffee Vas
Injurious.. Postum was recommended by
a -friend and found to be delicious and
strengthening. In a short time my nerv
ousneas left tne and today I am well and
hearty without a moment's sickness.
"My Dusband has boen relieved ' of bil
iousness by its use and our eldest daugh
ter, whd waa a delicate child, hat won
derfully Improved In health. She' has
gained in flesh and Is stronger than ever
before In her life, while I scarcely know
I have any nerves. The whole family,
children and all, prefer Postum to coffee.
"How sorry I feel when t hear any one
say: 'I don't like Postum." I know they
have not properly prepared It and have
frequently suggested another trial four
teaspoonfuls ot Postum to a pint of water,
-which. must boil at least 15 minutes after
boiling commences, have cups warm and
servevery hot with good cream this is a
cup fit fpr a king.
"I know many who have been benefited
from Its use; nervousness, dyspepsia, with
countless other Ills, vanish when Postum
beromea'ta family breakfast drink and
coffee ta left out.
"At our table recently, a clergyman was
asked If he would not have his cup refilled
He replied, "I never allow myself but one
cup of coffee,' and when Informed that he
had been drinking Postum. ha exclaimed.
indeed, I will have another cup.' sur
prised and gratified that he had been out
wltted. This was considered a good Joke
by the younger member ot the family.
made by Herndon In his life of Unroln
that he seldom attended church, and many
of the older members bore testimony that
Lincoln's attendance was regular, aver
aging three Sundays out rf four.
(Continued from First rage.)
titles It to International recognition. This
was formally executed prior to the adop
tion of force by the allies, and while Ven
ezuela retained full Independence In the
exercise cf Its sovereign right to mske a
treaty. Therefore, It is maintained that
this antedates rights arising from a resort
to force.
It Is not Insisted,-however, that this prior
treaty settlement entitles France to prior
ity in the division of the customs receipts,
as the officials hold that all the powers
having claims should receive equal treat
ment. It was St flrt supposed that Great
Drltnln, Germany and Italy took this
view and thut the opposition came from
the personal attitude of their representa
tives. But tho latest advices indicate tho
sympathetic attitude of the British ambas
sador at Washington, Sir Michael Herbert;
the German charge, Count von Quadt, and
the Italian ambassador, Senor des Plan
ches, who are restricted by their instruc
tions. Full recognition la given of the evident
fairness of Mr. Bowen. The oubject Is
receiving careful consideration and there
probably will be further negotiations to
ward the presentation and acceptance (of
the foregoing principles.
Wnlllna to Hear frnm Castro.
LONDON, Jan. Sh. President Castro's
decision regarding the division of the
Venezuelan customs is still awaited. The
opinion expressed at the German embassy
and endorsed at the foreign office here Is
that if the president is as anxious as the
powers to end the difficulty he would agree
to give them the preference demanded.
No protests on the subject of the prefer
ences demanded by the allies have been
received from tho other powers. It Is
stated at the foreign office that a friendly
exchange of opinions between the various
European governments Would undoubtedly
dismiss any misunderstanding over the
allies' claims.
Recently, it Is asserted at the foreign
ofTtce, France arranged that ite Venezuelan
customs grants of 13 per rent should be
respected by the alllu. This the foreign
office officials say will be done, but it Is
pointed out at the foreign office and at th
German embassy that aa France has so far
received no payments under the agreement,
It will doubtless see' the advisability ot
accepting a reduced amount and Increased
security. . r
This, it ia stated, could be done upon the
30 per cent customs basis, as In six years,
the payment period proposed, the claims
of the allies would be more than wiped
out, taking as a basis the average cus
toms receipts, and the balance remaining
would be applied to the clalma of France
and other countries In tho proportion of,
ray, 5 per cent of the customs receipts, un
der the same guaranty which Induced the
allies to promise to raise the blockade.
NEW YORK, Jan. 30. Baron Speck von
Sternberg, envoy extraordinary and minis
ter plenipotentiary, from Germany to
Washington, arrived today on the steam
ship Auguste Victoria.
Cranliorne Explain Alliance,
LONDON, Jan. 30. Lord Cranborne, un
der aecretary of foreign affairs, speaking
tonight at the banquet of the Sheffield
Chamber of Commerce, sal' 'the govern
ment's policy In Venezuela was dictated by
determination to' defend the "'lnte'rerttil of
British subjecta and that there was "no
Infringement .of the Monroe doctrine. This
: man criticism on the British operations In
South Africa, and said: - "We ought to
take care that we ourselves are not guilty
of a similar fault against Germany."
Germans Are Surprised.
CARACAS. Jan. 30. The captain of the
nnrm.n i.n,l... I"! - 1 1 ..V.I..1. I- i 1
! " ";-""" '
1 at Puerto Cabollo, on tho occasion of the
German emperor'a birthday 'sent an Invlta
tlon to the German colony to celebrate
the flay on board the cruiser. All re
fused; one, the head of one of the chief
Germau firms at Puerto Cabello, answering:
Tell the eantaln that his lnvltxtlon s ir.
prises me under the present clrcumst.inres
when Venesuela Is suffering from an un
justifiable aggression on the part of Ger
many. I will not attend nor allow any. of
the young German clerks employed by my
ntm 10 aiiena me ceiepration.
New York Charters Street Railway
with Compulsory Purchase
NEW YORK, Jan. 30. Mayor Low pre
sented a statement to the Board of Esti
mates today in favor of municipal owner
ship of a s trot railway In the Bronx.
The question of granting a franchise to
a company came up and after the maysr
bad ben heard It was awarded, with a pro
vision which obliges tho city to buy the
company's property at the end of fifty
I.raUlatnre at Cheyenne Adopts Me
morial to Conirresa t rains;
Passage of Bill.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Jan. 30. The legis
lature today adopted a memorial to con
gress favoring the omnibus statehood bill.
NIOBRARA, Neb., Jan. SO. (Special.)
The marriage ot Miss Sarah Minerva Cham
bers and Mr. William Caton Mason ot
Jollet, 111., took place at the borne of the
bride's parents, Judge and Mr. Benjamin
F. Chambers, last evening, Rev. E. J. T.
Connolly, pastor of the Methodist Epis
copal church, performing the ceremony.
A large gathering of friends was present
besides the father end mother of tbe groom
and fther relatives ot tbe contracting par
ties from out of town. Mr. Mason was the
first assistant engineer of the Niobrara
extension of the Fremont, Elkhorn & Mis.
sourl Valley railroad. They will make tbelr
home In Chicago.
WEST POINT, Neb., Jan. 30. (Special.)
William IL Zander and Miss Stella. M.
Hoffman of Stanton were married by
County Judge 8. S. Krake In this city on
Wednesday. Tbe parties are well known
young people of Stanton county and will
reside there in the future.
Allegheny iivfr'g Riling; Tide
- Tlirengh gharrsburg City.
Stream I tlll Vive Fret llelow Dan
ger Mark, but Train Have to
Take Ronndnbnnt (irf
Over .Innrtlin Koail.
SHARt'Sni'HU. Pa., Jan. 30 The Alle
gheny river la rising fast near Sharps
burg, the lowlands along the river tonight
being covered with several feet of water
and at 10 p, m. the floods were within
twenty yards of Main street, and rising
through the side etrerta at the rate ot ten
inches per hour.
I'lTTSUlRG. Pa., Jan. 30. Tho rivers
tonight are booming as a result of th
heavy rains here and at headwaters, but
river men, who should know, do not ex
pect more than twenty-two feet at this
point-, The flood stage Is twenty-four feet,
but at midnight, with but ..feet of
water, the Pittsburg ft Western tracks on
the Allegheny side are under water and
trains are being handled over the Junction
Because of the heavy Ice in the Ohio
(oday no coal was stared south, but It la
expected that by tomorrow the waters
will W clear enough to allow boats to
start. It Is expected that at least 4,000,000
bushels will be shipped on this rise.
Dynamite Ice Barrier.
ME ADVILLB, Fa., Jan. 30. French Creek
has been blocked by an Immense Ice gorge
for twenty-four hours and the lowar part
of the city has been under water as the!
The rhoenlx Iron works, the Meadvlllo
Malleable Iron works and the Keystone
View company were obliged to suspend
operations. The gorge extends from Bu
chanan Junction, three miles below, to the
.city. The Erie Railroad company now
has a band of men dynamiting In an effort
to dislodge the Ice.
Battlefield Commission Arranges to
Commemorate; Brave Deed of Pres
ident's Soldier Daya.
- COLUMBUS, O., Jan. 30. The Bpot on
the battlefield of Antletam, where William
McKlnley stood under fire on the evening of
September 19, 1862, and served -hot coffee
and rations to his comrades is to be marked
by an appropriate monument.
Today a battlefield commission awarded
the contract for Ha erection. The cost
Will be $5,000.
On the top of the rlghthand corner of
the first die of the monument Is a figure
of peace, with two busts of McKlnley,
one representing him as he appeared at
tne time ot his enlistment, tne other as be
was at Buffalo Just beforo his murder.
The 'busts are surrounded by a wreath
of laurel leaves resting on two crossed
sabers. On the face of the die is a repre
sentation of a battle scene, with a commis
sary wagon drawn up in the foreground
and the sergeant serving rations to his
New Yor-k Police Chief line Honaea
'" Drakes Into to prove ' H la
:,,( Watcfcfwlneea. ,,- . ,.,
, NEW YORK. Jan. 30. Owing ta numer
ous., recent robberies In the millionaire
residential, diatricti for which Police' Cap
tain Lantry has been aeverely criticised,
the captain today, had-recourse to a onlque
expedient for the, purpose of showing that
he was not ta blame.. - -
He . sent seven detectives to fifty-six
houses, of wealthy people to see if they
were, guarded, Th detectives-, entered
every one of them and in many instances
got to the aecond. door before they were
discovered. On meeting ,aomeone. In the
house the detective announced their errand
and In every Instance they aay, they were
abused by the servants or mistress of the
Annapolla Class lDOit Standing la An
nouncedIowa and Nebraska
Member Rank lllarh.
ANNAPOLts, " Jan. 30. The " academy
board, of the .naval academy today an
nounced the f)nal etanding of the members
of (he 1903 clnss, which will, be graduated
on February 1. The first six are star men,
each ot whom earned better than 85 per
cent In all examinations. Donaid R. Bat
tles of West Mill Creek. Pa., and Alex
ander H. Van Kuren of Howell, Mich., are
the honor men of the class. These six are:
1. Donad Raymond - Battles, West Mill
Creek, Pa. , ,
2. Alexander Hamilton Van Kuren, How
ell, Mich.
8. William .Woods Smyth, Marlon, la.
4. Paul Henry Fritz.. Grand Forka, N. D.
6. Stephen Clegg- Rowan, at large, D. C.
6. Walter Stratton Anderson, Carllnvllle,
IU. .....
Among Ihe other Roy Warren Ryden,
Des Moinea, la., come eighth. Leo Sahm,
Dubuque, la., twelfth, Fred Halstead Po
teet, Sedalla, Mo, thirteenth, and Ralph
A. Koch, Fatrbury, Neb., twentieth.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30. A 12-Inch gun.
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has arrived nere io ne moumea m mini
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