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The Omaha Daily "Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 1!, 171.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MOUSING, FE1JKUAHY 13, 1903 TEN PAGES.
'SINGLE COPY TIIKEE CENTS.
WAR CLOUDS GATHER
Balkan Outlook Grows More Serious with
Passing of Each Cay.
TURKEY CALLS ToUfiTEEN BATTALIONS
Porte Increases Men in tho Disturbed Dis
trict by Many Thousands
AUSTRIA PREPARES FOR INSTANT BATTLE
Warns Beterrei, Stops Soldiers' Leave and
Gets Transports Bead.
NAVIES WILL MASS AGAINST SULTAN
Pwn Propose to Adjaat Mirrdanlaa
Complalata with I)mlloa
While tMtloai Are Held
LONDON. Feb. 12. A special from Rome
ays: Italy wn fully consulted In the
course of the Lamesdorff-Goluchowskl con
ferences on Macedonia and promised to
support the propoaed action. The scheme
for reform Includes a demand for the at
eembllng of sn International congress to
adjust the details. This will be supported
by a demonstration of European war ahtps
off Salonlca. where they will remain while
the congress Is In session.
Orders hare been given to the Austrian
. Lloyd st Trieste to be prepared, at short
notice, to furnish sufficient transports to
convey a large army to Dalmatla. Leaves
of absence have been canceled, the re
serves have been warned and the rail
roads notified to be ready to deal with
large bodies of men and supplies.
Sultast Takes Precautions.
CONSTANTINOPLE. Feb. 1J. Fourteen
battalions of redlfs (emergency mllltla) ot
the Third army corps, whose headquarters
are at Salonlca. have been ordered to Join
According to official statements these
troops are intended to replace the reserve
battalions called out to quell the Mace
donian outbreak last autumn. i
The latter are still under arma and It
generally believed that they will be kept
with the colors.
ROMS. Feb. II. General Rlcclottl Gari
baldi, one of the sons of the great patriot,
who raised a force of Italian volunteers
for Greece during the Graeco-Turkish war
Is organising a volunteer expedition to as
slst the Macedonians In the rising against
Tnrkleh rule, which is believed to be Im
pending. Russia Looks for War.
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 12. M. Bakmet
kleff. the Rusaian diplomatic agent at So
fia, Bulgaria, who came here to see the
csar and the foreign minister. Count Lams
dorff. is said, to have described the situa
tion In Macedonia aa leaving little hope
of a pacific solution.
The government, therefore. Is more de
sirous o localising the outbreak than of
securing the success of the Austro-Hun-garlan
scheme of reform. In pursuance
of this object Russia has advised Bulgaria
to declare a state ot siege in the agitated
VIENNA, Feb. 12 It is reported here
that Austria-Hungary baa warned the Mac
edonians to abstain from any acts likely to
create war, and that it is this action that
Induced Bulgaria to seml-ofTlclally deny
today any mobilisation of lta army.
'SMALL STATES NEAR TO WAR
Salvador Would Valte Central Amer
ica by Aiding- lloadaraa and
Costa Rica Fight Caatrmala.
FIGHT BEGINS FOR MILLIONS
.Man? Ullirxri Ready to Testify that
lira. Fair Lived Lonarer Than
RAILROAD RATES TOO 111C11
PARI?. Feb. 12. Representatives of the
various claimants to the estates of the late
Mr. end Mr?. Chirles L. Fair are prepar
ing for a seven legal contest at San Fran
cisco. New York and Parts.
It le expected that the Cling of suits In
New York will be followed by the appoint
ment of a commission to take the testimony
of French witnesses whose evidence thus
far has been ex parte.
The Interests of Mrs. Fair's relatlvee are
being directed by Frank L. Hyde and Don
ald N. Vanderbilt. Herman Oelrich's In
terests are represented by Edmond Kelly.
The array of counsel is entirely American.
Mr. Hyde, who superintended the taking
of the affidavits, says the work has been
proceeding ever since the Fairs' deaths and
that the affidavits establish a prima facie
case that Mr. Fa'r died first; but as tee
witnesses have not been . cross-examined
by the other side it will be necessary later
either to send the witnesses to the United
States or to examine and cross-examine
them before a cummlFlon here. It is be
lieved that most of the witnesses would
gladly avail themselves of the opportunity
of making a trip to San Francisco, but there
are no means of compelling them to go to
America, so It may be necessary to examine
at least part of the witnesses here.
Mr. Hyde also said:
We have decided not to give the name
of the witnesses, as It would furnish am
munition to the enemy and would also
subject the witnesses to the annoyance of
publicity. You ran say, nowever. that we
have secured affidavits from everyone lr
any way connected with the Fairs at the
time of the accident. .We have not mails
a selection of special witnesses favorable
to our views of the case, but have Included
This gives the chief Importance to their
testimony that Mrs. Fair lived the longest.
Not one deponent swears she died first and
all except one are positive the husband
died first. This one exception inclines to
The witnesses do not make their state
ments as mere deductions from the circum
stances, but give the reault of the observa
tions of their own eyes. In substance, they
say Mra. Fair waa alive after they saw
Mr. Fair. dead.
Ho- frank T. Campbell Protests Agaias
" Threatened Increase!.
SHOUUV ""ERED AND NOT RAISED
Former Iowa , ner Polata Oat
Imposition Whs. 2 Carrlera
Are Practicing a the
UNION PACIFIC. LOSES CASH
Coart Derides that H,Ono Held by
Boston Trast Company Mast
( to Government.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
bES MOINES, la., Feb. 12. (Special.)
Hon. Frank T. Campbell, whose protest
against the contemplated Increase in rail
road rates Died with the Interstate Com
merce commission a few days ago has
created a mild sensation in railroad and
shipping circles, is a resident ot Des
Moines, and his standing can hardly be
questioned. He was elected lieutenant gov
ernor of Iowa by the republicans when the
fight was on to establish the right of the
atate to regulate railroad rates in the '70s,
and later when the old railroad commission
which waa appointive had been legislated
out of existence, he waa one of the first
commission elected by the republicans of
the state. He was of the commission that
put Into force the first maximum schedule
of freight and passenger ra'es in Iowa.
Since then he has been engaged as a man
ufacturer and shipper, but has kept blmsolf
in close touch with the railroad rate ques
tion In the state and nation.
"I have filed a protest with the Inter
state Commerce commission," he said to
day, "not that I anticipate the commission
will do anything, but I realised that some-
one should take the lead and call the at
tention of the people of the country to
what I regard as a great injustice. I have
asked the commission to make a demand
on the railroad managers for the reason for
their proposed great Increase in rates. The
commission is in duty bound, it it repre
sents the people, to do this."
BOSTON. Mass.. Feb. 12. In the United
Steles circuit court today Judge Colt de
cided that the entire fund in dispute be
tween the federal government and the
Emergency Loan A Trust company should
go to the United States. The amount Is
ItjOO.OOO, now In the hands ot the American
Loan A Trust company of Boston.
The decision Is believed to finally settle
the long controversy between -the United
States and the Union Pacific railroad, for
which the trust company acted as trustee.
In his decision Judge Colt eald:
This bill is brought by the United States
against the Ameriis.,1 Loan and Trust com
pany, trustees, and the Union Pacific Rail
way company to determine the rights ot a
on July a, It-W, the Union Faclfic, as sue
reiuior tn the Kansas Pacific Railroad com
pany, executed a trust Indenture to the I share
TO MAKE BIG IMPROVEMENTS
Bebraska Te'ephone Company Increases
Etock 6ix Hundred Thousand.
PLANS SOME NEW EXCHANGE BUILDINGS
Extension and Improvement af Inter
arbna Lines Also Decided Upon
C. W. Lyman Becomes Vice
Prealdeat at Company.
PANAMA. Feb. 12 Advices which reached
here today from San Jose, Costa Rica, say
diplomatic mission from Salvador arrived
there on February (.
The envoys proposed the formation of a
triple alliance beteween Salvador. Honduras
and Costa Rica against Guatemala and fur
ther the plans for the proclamation of the
union of Central American lepublics.
Aoaordlng to these advices the whole of
Central America may be involved in war
as the political conditions srs most critical.
The elvll war In Honduras continues snd
Guatemala is aiding the adherents ot
Nicaragua and Salvador are understood
to be co-operstlng sgalnst Guatemala and
to be furnishing the enemies of the Guate
malan government with arms and ammuni
tion. About 8.000 Salvadorean troops are re
ported near the frontier of Guatemala.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12. The State de
partment has been advised by United States
Minister Murray that the prealdent of Sal
vador tas Informed blm that complete
tranquility prevails In Salvador and that
the rumored declaration of war is false.
PUBLIC FAVOR HUMBERTS
Cheer Safe Buapeets' Lawyer and
Lanark at Opposing Testi
mony. PARIS, Feb. 12. The trial of the Ube".
suit brought by M. Cattanl, a banker,
against the Humbert family, which began
yesterday, was resumed today.
There was a Urge crowd Inside snd out
side of the court room. M. Ludovic Helevy,
"Gyp" (Counteas de Martcllsy) and other
prominent literary figures were among the
The prisoners maintained the same defi
ant attitude, Mme. Humbert and her bus
band, Frederick, frequently Interrupting
the witnesses with angry eontradictlona.
Most of the session was devoted to Senator
Cremlux's explanation of the prisoner's
legal connection with M. Cattanl.
With Senator Cremlux's testimony, the
evidence closed and counsel aadressed the
court... . . . . . . .. .
M. Rodolph Rousseau spoke on behalf ot
the plaintiff, while Maltre Henri Roberts
defended Mme. Therese Humbert, and
Frederick Humbert in a brief snd witty
speech before the case was postponed until
next week for Judgment.
It Is a noteworthy tact that sympathy
of the general puolic. which was already
manifested yesterday in favor of the Hum
berts, was more marked today. Several
tlmea during the hearing the audience
broke out into murmurs snd ironical laugh
ter. M. Roeseau's argument on behalf of
the plaintiff today was also interrupted in
the same way, while the close of Maltre
Roberts' pleadings waa greeted with two
outbursts of applause which the Judge did
not attempt to check.
MADRID, Feb. 12. The French embassy
here baa paid to a lawyer, Senor Emlllo
Cotarello. (5,000 reward for revealing the
hiding places of the Humbert, who were
arrested In this city December 19 lest.
Senor Cotarello banded over the money to
the Society ot St. Vincent de Paul, a chart
An Increase of capital stock from tl.'"K.
000 to $2,400,000 was suthorlied yesterday
afternoon by the stockholders of the Ne
braska Telephone company in annual meet
ing. The W0, 000 additional stock, tn
shares of $100 each, will be placed on tha
general market in the east and in Omaha.
Each stockholder will be entitled to one
t par for every three he holds. It
American Loan and Trust company, and a pianne(j to spend the entire amount dur-
llirio nun leiimmn t. lira iihikib ... ,.
trust company a.sxs,2!l. with accumulation i
from December 14. 1SW0. The only claimants
to the fund are the United States and the .
Union Pacific Railroad company, and the
only question Is whether, tinder the trust
Indenture, either hss a prior claim to the
whole fund, of whether It should be dis
tributed pro rata and without preference
between both claimants.
At the time the indenture waa created
there existed certain mortgages anti urna .
' . i l , Art 4 BUU
on ine proinriv vi uw ninii ,.vnn.
Railroad company. This Included the first
mortgage, the United States subsiuy lien
and the consolidated mortgage. '
The first mortgage was a prior lien of
the railroad extending west from Kansas
City .i:i lj-K miles. Tb United States
subsidy was a second hen ami the con-
- 1 1 i ..... . . t ti irA Hun .in the.
same property The consolidated mort-! burying of the wires in Council Bluffs
gage also covered other property belonging makes a permanent building absolutely
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast foi Nrhraks-Flr Friday; Colder
In 8outh Portion; Saturday Continued
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
Hoar. near. . ,tnr. Ilea.
(V a. m 1 H 1 p. m a
II a. in IT 1 p. m 31
T a. m 17 3 p. m 'it
N a. m 17 4 p. m Kit
9 a. m...ta. IS II p. m...... XI
111 a. in 11 tl p. m lt
11 a. m in 7 p. tn 17
14 ra 20 p. m 1-1
9 p. m 14
HITS BIG COUNTIES
Bill to Divert the Permanent School Fund
from the Populous Districts.
CHANGES THE PLAN OF APPORTIONMENT
Ing the year 103 on extensions, enlarge
ments and Improvements tn Nebraska and
Chief among the Improvements suthorlied
will be new exchange buildings and switch
boards in 'Omaha, Lincoln and Counclt
Bluffs, placing the wires underground as
ordered by the council in the latter city
general extension of metallic
equipped long-distance toll lines and th
general improvement of lorat exchanges.
The improvements st Council Bluffs and
Lincoln are announced for the first tine.
Flans have not yet been drawn for the
! work, nor the cost closely estimated. Th
Commission Is Powerless.
"What can the commission do to
vent the Increase of rates if aatlsfled it is
Nothing at all. The commission is pow
erless and helpless. Congress has stead
fastly refused to give that commission the
power to carry out Its own decisions or
enforce Its own rulings. All that )s re
quired of the railroads is that they file
their schedules with the commission ten
days before they go into effect when an in
crease in ratea ia proposed. But the com
mission may at least require a definite
statement ss to the cause assigned for the
increase and thus .publicity may be se
cured and the shippers and consumers who
pay this increased tariff, laid on the neces
sities of life will be well Informed."
"The situation In a nutshell Is just this."
continued Mr. Campbell. "After the finan
cial depression of a few years ago the rail
roads Insisted upon sn Increase in rates
and in 1900 made an Increase which has
brought them millions of dollars. That In
crease was excused by reason of the higher
wagea and cost of everything. Now, with
all the companies) paying immense divi
dends and the mergers adding to the iivl-
dend-paylng pcealbillties of the lines, they
come with another demand of 25 to 30 per
cent Increase in rates. The people stood
the former rslse uncomplainingly. They
recognized that there was some reason for
it. But when they realize what Is being
done now they will have cause for right
eous indignation. Why don't they do some
thing? That is because they do not know
what is being done. It will come on them
one at a time and the companies will deal
with shippers Individually. Their mouths
are stopped. They dare not. speak. And
they have no organization through which
they can or will act. The result la that
the new rates will be faatened upon the
country before the people sre awsre of It
snd nothing will be done. . '
Railroad Prosperity la Great.
"The railroads of the country raised
their rates less than, three years ago by
advancing the classifications 21.2. per cent
to the railroad company.
The purpose of the trust Indentures was
the creation of a siuking fund for the pro
tection and further security of these mort
gages and litn creditors of the Kansas
pacific Kailwav company. The first mort
gage bonds having been paid In full under
loreclosure proceedings the only remaining
beneficiaries under the trust being the
United States and the Union Paoilic Ra 1
road compa-.y, the owner of the consoli
dated mortgage bonds.
The Union Pacific waa under no legal
nr mora nh ration to create mil irufi.
necessary, as the conduits sre put in to
etsy snd their terminal cannot be changed
without great expense. As to the character
or scope of the Improvements at Lincoln,
little Information is given out.
Jtew Man on Directorate.
At the meeting yesterday afternoon
$1,300,000 of the $1,800,000 worth of stock
was represented. The old board of direc
tors was re-elected, with the exception of
. . .tl.i n I jrW Qi'l n.
cronerty conveved'to the trustees under j C. W. Lyman, who waa chosen to aucceed
SHIRLEY W00DW0RTH FALLS
Lineman for Telephone Company la
Met In of Srrlons Accident
While nt Work.
While working on a foriy-flre-foot tele
phone pole late Thursday afternoon on
Dodge street, near Twenty-fourth, Shirley
Woodworth, a lineman In the employ of
tho Nebraska Telephone company, fell to
the pavement and received injuries which
may prove' fatal.
Woodworth bad been ot work some time
on the cross arms of the pole putting s
clsmp on the sustainer. To svoid Just such
sn accident as happened, he employed bis
life belt to prevent his falling. In some
manner'the tongue of the safety belt clamp
became bent. It Is thought, allowing the
clamp to release itself and cauulng Wood
worth to tnke his plunge. When he fell
he struck the pavement on his rlcht side.
Just missing the edge of the curbing.
He was carried to the home of Howard
Kennedy across tho street, where he was
cared for until the arrival of Dr. Christy,
who made a hasty examination of Wood
worth's injuries snd found that he had suf
fered a fracture of the right thigh. Wood
worth bled profusely from the mouth and
nose and is believed to have suffered In
ternal Injuries. His condition ai such
that the physician ordered him taken to
Woodworth la said to have been a care,
ful workman. He Is not married and re
side at 1147 North Eighteenth street.
Part to Be Divided Among District
Irrespective of Population.
BOILER MAKERS PROTEST AGAINST BILL
Insist Tiey Are as Competent Inspectors
as Men Wbo Run Them.
HITCH IN THE OMAHA CHARTER BILL
Members of the Dclcsratloa Sot Ki.
srlly Agreed on Its Provisions
and Differences tn lie Mettled
Ilefore Introducing It.
the late J. J. Dickey, both as director and
vice president. The board of directors now
stands as follows: H. W. Tstes, E. M.
Morsman, Guy C. Barton, C. E. Yost, C. W.
Lyman, all of Omaha; C. J. French of Bos
ton and A. Burt of Kansas City. The offi
cers, who were re-elected, with the excep
tion of Mr. Lyman, sre: President, C. E.
Tost; vice president, C. W. Lyman; secre
tsry and treasurer, E. M. Morsman.
Concerning the Omaha Improvements, tt
was announced that the ne exchange
building under construction alongside the
the indenture waa not embraced in any
lien or mortgage. , , , .
The question for our determination le not
what might have been done, but what,
the donor saw fit to do.
By the terms of the article of the in
denture, the fund was created for the
prosecution and further security.
First Of the first mortgage bonds of the
Kansas Faclfic Railway company, having
priority over the subsidy bonds.
Second For the protection and further
security of the United States In respect of
the subsldv bonds.
Third For the protection and further se
curity of the consolidated mortgage bonds.
11 sill b. observed that this Is the order
m . . ....(.. n tk. mllronri nroD-
Ol ine " - .r .Z. .i.. I . . . -1 Vl.l, I. ... rn.,nl..
erty Then follows tne provision inai mo i--uv ii i i,.8uirru.
fund shall be applied to the payment of the J gtreets will be complete June 1. Mesnwhlle
equ,?y "?o Bh.rden5 nWxXn or the new switchboard will be manufactured
mortgage creditors might be credited ; In Chicago .at a cost of $125,000. The new
thereto In due order. I building will mean an expenditure of
.SlXapVsV. '" tbeneW
tention of the donor that the status of the ! switchboard is planned to be In operation,
beneficiaries in the original security shouM u wl be operBtvj br grig M r,t present,
be preserve, in me .k.. hut will enahla the auhscrlber to call cen
tral by simply lifting the receiver from the
hook. New instruments will not be re
quired, a simple adjustment of the present
mechanism being all that ia necessary.
This system Is used' at present tir "South
Omaha. . .
Switchboard of Short Life.
During the last twenty years the Ne
braska Telephone company has placed four
entirely now switchboards inMhe Omaha
exchange, necessary on account of Increased
business snd Improvements in the ap
paratus. The last board was purchssed in
1894, cost $65,000, and Is still in use. In
negotlsting for its sale the company is
offered only $5,000 for it.
By no means the least part of the ex
penditures to be made during the year will
be for new toll lines. There is a great
deal of territory to be Invaded throughout
the state, some of which is traversed at
preaent by wires of independent concerns
snd some of which is not. There will be
unusual activity during the present year
on the long distance lines and In the es
tablishment of local exchanges st small
further security fund; in other words, that
this fund should be subject to the same
terms and controlled by the name princi
ples or equity as were applicable to the
prior existing . security to which It was
npplementary. v-. .
In my opinion, the. Unrv.il fltates . is en
titled as a preferred creditor to this entire
fund, by re-jeon of the manner In which
they are named In the trust indenture and
by reason of the terma in which It Is
directed the trust fund shall be applied.
A decree may be prepared directing the
payment to the United States of the fund
of of,231 and the accumulations thereon
i honiii nf the American Ian A
Tniat ran nanv. trustee, after deducting 1
therefrom lta proper expense and dis
bursements. All questions as to the cost and expenses
In these proceedings are reserved until tne
eettlement of the decree.
TILLMAN ASKS FOR BAIL
STOPS A FRIGHTENED TEAM
Mall Carrier Tlllotson Saves Two
Women from Possible Death
In a Rannway.
T-.il. -Kinrr of Goaaalea Heath
Affidavit Before Application
la Pnt Back.
NEWBERRY, S. C. Feb. 12. James H.
Tillman, charged with the murder of N. C.
r.nn.nles todav aonlled for writ. His at-
.v. -i . '.1 ' imi had however, failed to serve the , cities and towns not reached at Dres-nt.
over ma cuaiKea 111 t-ueci prior iq January i ' . ,. i , , t
1. 1900. The Interetate Commerce commls- I prosecution with cople. of the affidavits. , tt means more or less of a struggle with
BOTH . MAY MARRY AGAIN
Jilga, aS the Reaaest af tho Prlncesa,
Makes Ik Dlvoreo
DRESDEN, Gaxony, Feb. IS. The decree
of divorce granted to Crown Frince Fred
erick yeterday permits both parties to
t The crown prince applied merely for a
separation of bed and board, but the
former crown princess asked for an abso
lute divorce, which the judge decided he
could not refuse under the new civil code,
. which King George himaelf designated as
governing the proceedings.
Thn princess, however, csnnot marry
Olron and get recognition ot her marriage
under the German law.
ARCHBISHOP JS ENTHRONED
Stately Ceremony Takea Place la Can
terbury Cathedral la Presence
LONDON, Feb. 11. Dr. Rendall David
eon wsa enthroned todsy as archbishop of
Canterbury, in Canterbury cathedral, with
much tately ceremonial.
The cathedral was filled t Its capacity
with church dignitaries and civil, naval
and military officials In full robes or uni
forms. The procession which preceded the arch
bishop to the altar took twenty minutes to
pas up the nave. Afler the presentation
ot the mandate for the archbishop's en
thronement, the archdeacon of Canterbury
placed the primate on the throne.
The ceremony was concluded with the
archbishop taking the customary oath and
the usual promise ot obedience on the part
ot all the clergy.
At luncheon afterwards, the archbishop,
replying to the toast to his health, com
mented on the Increased world-wide Inter
est In the archbishopric. He said the first
neww of his appointment which reached him
slon reported that the gross earnings of
the railways for the year ending June 30,
1901, showed an increase of $92,000,000 over
1900. The average gross earnings per mile
were greater than for any previous yesr
for which reports bad been received. The
dividends dectsred were almost $13,000,000
greater than the year before. This with
Chief Justice Y. J. Pope accordingly poet- t the concerns that stand on their own
poned the application until Thursday. , footing.
In his affidavit Tillman claimed that he j td Council Bluffs a site for the exchange
had been abused and maligned by the editor j building has jiot been secured and the offl
of the State. He heard rumors that Mr. crra c( the company are unable to say sny-
The pluck and the strength of Daniel W.
Tlllotson. a mail carrier resident at :?23
Ohio street, saved Mr. L. A. Goldsmith
snd a woman friend from probable injury
snd possible desth Thursday afternoon.
The two women were driving a team from
a livery stable and the horses became
frightened on Sixteenth street at the corner
of Capitol avenue and dashed northward et
wild speed, swaying the vehicle with Its
powerless occupants from side to side and
over the street csr trscks. While other
men were wsvlng their hats, shouting and
doing other senseless things, Tlllotson was
getting out Into the street where he could
have a free path to run In. As. the horses
dashed past him he grasped a loose rein
and ran at their sides until his pulling
brought them to a stop. It wss a bard run
and -a. btrdnulV all aver , in Jasi
than a minute and no one was injured.
Modest Mr. Tlllotson, ss soon ss the safety
of the women was ssrured, slipped away,
giving no opportunity for expression of
either their thanks or the praise of the
FRANK CORCORAN MORE LUCKY
tieta Lighter Verdict Than John Perry
for Robbery of JefTrraon
Frank Corcoran, tried on a charge of
participating in the robbery of Jeffersou
Banks st South Omaha, was found guilty
of assault and battery by a Jury in Judge
Estelle's court yesterday afternoon. The
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Neb.. Feb. 12. (Special.) The
Douglas county members of tho house have
discovered a dangerous Ethiopian in tho
wood-pile in II. R. 135, by Tooley of Custer,
which Is a bill amending the present laws
relating to the apportionment of school
funds ss defined in section 3, subdivision 11,
of chapter lxxlx the compiled statutes. They
believe the measure contemplates serious
Injustice to Douglas county by depriving It
of a large portion of school funds now al
lotted to It under tho present law. '
The section in question as revised by the
bill Is this:
Section 3. The state treasurer shall, semi
annually, on or before the third Monday in
May, ,ml the lirst Monday In December,
make a complete exhibit of nil moneys be
longing to the school fund of the state, aa
returned to hint from the several counties,
togetlier with the amount derived from
other sources, md iellver the same duly
certified to the Mate superintendent; and
within twenty days thereafter the Stat
superintendent shall make the apportion
ment of said (units to such counties aa fol
lows, to-wit: nine fourth of the wholo
amount to be apportioned to the several
counties in proportion to the number of
nchool districts entitled to share In each),
the remaining three-fourths to be appor
tioned according to the pro rata enumera
Hon of scholars in each county as last re
turned from the county euperlntendent;
nd the state superintendent shall certify
the apportionment so maoe to the county
superintendent of the proper county, and
to the state auditor, who shall thereupon
draw a warrant on the atate treasurer In
favor of the several counties for tho
nniounts so certified by the state superin
tendent. The only new part of the section Is that
beginning with the words, "One-fourth of
the whole amount," and ending with the)
words, "The remaining three-fourths."
This brings out the point against which
the Douglas county men are protesting,
namely, that the bill provides for a heavy
reduction In the apportionment to Douglas
county by directing that one-fourth of the
amount be apportioned to the several coun
ties in proportion to the number of school
districts, while It only leaves three-fourths
to be apportioned as heretofore. The pres
ent law provides that the entire appor
tionment of the several eounty funds shall
be divided "according to' the pro" rata enu"
meratlon of the scholars in each count y4"
etc. Subtracting this one-fourth to be ap
portioned on the basis of the number of
school districts instead of the number of
school children, therefore, is, the Douglas
county men maintain, unjust to Douglas
county and to the other thickly populated
centers of the state, where, as a matter ot
fact, the school districts are fewer than in
the sparsely settled sections. For this rea
son the Douglas men have avowed their de
termination to resist the bill to the last snd
they believe the Lancaster county delega
tion in both houses will aid them in their
fight. The same bill is pending in the
lllta Doas;!a Hard.
Just what- amount this one-fourth sub-
penalty under this can be only thirty days j trcted from tho Douglas county apportlon-
Goniales had threatened him snd had been
advised to be on his guard. He was In
formed that Mr. Gonzalee Inquired for
the dividends from leased lines would make i blm at the state house. Baying be would
$32,000,000 more than in 1900. and besides make him show the white feather. That
there Is left a surplus of $77,544,785 as the j on the day ot the shooting he happened
first fruits of the raise tn classification In to be moving some of his effects, including
1900. sided by the general prosperity of I two pistols, from the state house to his
the country.' And In the face of these ss- j rooms.
tonlshlng financial results comes s demand He saw Mr. Gonrales coming, glaring at
tnr .nmh.. r.i.. f from K tn -n nsr ..nt . him. saw blm run hi hand deep in hie
thing as to the size of the structure or
what It will cost. -
FOUR BULLETS FIND BILLETS
West Virginia Man Slays Enemy aad
Fat her-la-Law Wounds Two
ROANOKE. Vs.. Feb. 12. John Firth shot
and this with no other thsn the old apology overcoat pocket and turn toward him, and ,n(j kuied Wltten Height and Frank Wll-
o.' Increase in cost of material, labor and I believing his life in danger, ne numeaiy
wages, adding a new burden of cost of i said: "I received your message." snd
fuel, two-thirds the cost of which is for
"I believe firmly that not only should
there be no increase In rates, but that
they should be put back to where they
were in 1900 before tbe last previous In
crease. The railroads of the country have
An affidavit by Richard Holtzenbach of
Edgerfleld said he heard Mr. Gonzales in-
oulre of Doorkeeper J. A. White where his I
"boss" was; that he "bad made Tillman
show the white feather several times and
would do It again." He subsequently saw
Would Tax Porelcn Companies.
BRUSSELS. Feb. 12. The chamber of
deputies adjourned todiy after a atormy
discussion of a bill. Introduced by the
premier. Imposing a tax on foreign com
panies having branches In Belgium amount
ing to I per cent of their profits and re
quiring them to publish annual balaac
sheets. A commlasiou was appointed to
examine tbe bill.
perlty than others, their net profits snd
surplus are Immense and unprecedented
and there are fewer lines In the bands ot
receivers than a few years ago; freight can
be snd is bandied cheaper than ever before
was in a congratulatory message from I " ., ' .
, IIAIIDIIIlllUUi . VLSI VI ..11 J
' ing a ton a mile being reduced from 1.77
i rents in 1SS3 and 1.07 In 1S90 to less than
j .05 of a cent In 1900. They have already
cy a per cent increase in eiassincation
more than recouped themselves for the
claimed increase tn' expense on account ot
the Increase In cost of material, wages,
etc. Tbe increased tonnage of tbe country
promlaes still greater earnings, larger en
gines, air brakes, speedier trains, auto
matic couplers, snd all these things must
partaken more larrelv of the aeneral Dros- I the meeting between Tillman and Gon
sales, and els version ana mat ot tinman
as to this meeting werft Identical.
J. A. White substantiated what Holtzen
bach stated as to the conversation.
Bishop Doane ot Albany, X. Y.
The news reached America before it ar
rived at tbe village where he was staying.
Coruana Workmen Delay Strike.
LONDON, Feb. 11. A dispatch from
Corunna saya a resolution was passed at
a meeting of workmen there in favor ot
a general strike in consequence ot the
aetrol duties which have advanced the pries
' ot food. Detachments ot military are
I patrolling the streets snd a gunboat baa
been brought from Ferrol.
Chlllaa F.leetloas Called.
8ANTIAOO. DE CHILI. Feb. 1J The
elections will be held on March 1. There
will be three candidates for each scat.
Confreas has dosed lis sessions.
FIFTY THOUSAND PER HOUR
Remarkable Speed of New Telesrraph
Instrument on Trial la Berlin
BERLIN. Feb. 12 Emperor William
spent part ot the morning watching the
Pollark-Vlrag telegraphy system vorklng
tn the technical university. Th-,apparatus
averaged 50.000 word an hour over a "00-
The emperor sent for the empren, the
Ksamplea of the Advance.
"The proposed increase in rates In the
west, as announced by Chairman Tucker of
the Central Traffic association a few days
ago. is 20 cents s hundred on grain and 30
minister oi puai. me cniet oi me general j cents on provisions from Chicago to New
staff and other distinguished persons snd j York. In sdiltion. on over 80 per cent of
expiaineu . .oem ireuiurauy tne wy me the commodity rates reduced below tariffs
apparatus worsen, ine government win
sith it betwe-a rurlln
a distance of 440 tr.l.'e.
BISHOP BURKE SEES POPE
St. Joseph Prelate Is Received at (he
Vatican aad Presents Other
ROME. Feb. 12. The pope today received
In private audience Bishop Burke of St.
Joseph, Mo. The bishop subsequently pre
sented to the pontiff Miss Burke of Chi
cago, Mis Lindsay ot St. Louis. Mr.
Frank McLaughlin and her daughters ot
Philadelphia, and Mias Holmes ot Philadelphia.
since March there Is to be an advance, and
on stone, cement snd brick the sdvance is
frcm 10 to 25 per cent above former tariffs.
Tbe sdvance on groceries snd Iron articles
from Chicago to Colorado and Utah points
Is ststed by the pre to be over 100 per
cent. There is also a large advance on live
stock and many other articles. Tbe full
import of tbe new advance in ratee will
be fully appreciated later by actual ex
perience, unless the Interstate Commerce
commission, congress and an outraged pub
lic Interfere to prevent these 'knock-out
drops' being administered by the railway
managers to an Innocent and helpless pub
lic whom they have in their grasu."
Mr. Campbell, In his protest to the Inter-
WOULD POISON UTAH TEACHERS
Reform School Girls Steal Dlaln
fertaats with latent to
SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 12 A special
to the Herald from Ogden says: As a
result of the general investigation into the
recent attempt to burn the state reform
school at Ogden the officials have un
earthed a conspiracy among some of the
girl inmates to poison the teachera and
others In suthorlty st the school.
It is known that at least two girls sre
concerned snd that poison enough to kill
1.000 people was found In their possession.
The girls. It is said, got hold of a quan
tity of bichloride of mercury tablets re
cently purchased by the school authorities
for disinfecting purposes. The conspira
tors, It Is alleged, planned to put this
poison in tbe coffee at breakfast.
Hams and wounded two persons at Eckman
W. Va., last night.
On Tuesday night Height had Firth snd
Mrs. Height srrested on sccount of aome
domestic trouble. They were released later
and last night when Height snd his three
children srrived at Eckman, Firth walked
up to him and sbot him through the heart.
Williams, who was sn uncle ot Firth,
caught him and took bis revolver from him
to keep blm from killing the children.
Firth then ran to Height, who was lying
dead, got a levolver out ot his pocket and
Another man tried to hold Firth and was
shot through the Jaw. Firth then shot at
cne of Height's children but missed, and
shooting a bystander through the leg. escaped.
in Jail. John Berry, recently convicted of
participation in the same robbery, but
under a different charge, was sentenced to
eight years in the penitentiary. Corcoran
expressed himself as being much pleased
A Jury bas been secured and a
the testimony submitted in the trial of
William Spooher for alleged stabbing with
intent to do great bodily harm, the victim
being Walter Brandes.
PHELIX HEATH WANTS MONEY
e tl0.es the City that If He Live
He Will Expert Pay for
(Continued on Fourth Page.
PROPOSES TAX FOR CAPITOL
Missoarl Representative Waats Cea
atitatloa Amended So as to Pro.
Tide for Special Impost.
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. Feb. 12. Repre
sentative Duncan of Buchanan county, to
day introduced an amendmrLt to the con
stitution authorizing a tax levy of 7 cents
to create s fund for tbe erection of a new
The tax is to be for four years and it is
estimated that a fund of 300.00 will be
GAS FUMES ASPHYXIATE FIVE
Purifying; Box Left Open Carries
Death aad Iajury to Chlraao
CHICAGO, Feb. 12. Five men met death
and ten were overcome tonight by the
fumes of gas escaping from the purifying
box In the plant of tbe Northwestern Gas
Light and Cokt company at Blue Island.
The men, under the direction of Superin
tendent Martin C. Russell, had been chang
ing the purifying box and apparently failed
to close tbe covers of the box. When tbe
gss was turned into the box for the purify
Ing process It escsped In volumes snd the
men were overcome where they stood.
Phellx Heath, by bis attorneys, ha filed
notice upon the city that he will expect
$5,000 damages from the municipality for
a fracture of the left bip joint, caused, hn
asserts, by slipping on the ice on the
sidewalk In front of the Boston store on
Sixteenth street, the evening of Fi'orury T.
He Implies that water bad been allowed to
Bow over tbe walk, making a piece ot
smooth, clesr Ice; that It waa difficult to
see', that it is the city s business to have
Ice kept off the wafks and that it may be
heli responsible for not so doing. In tbe
notice the statement la made that Me.
Heath may die ss the result of the Injury.
PROSPECTS FOR TENTH WARD
Asaursaee Comes from Lincoln that
Proposition for New Ward
Advocates of a Tenth ward In Omaba
say that provisions for making the addi
tional ward out of the portions of tho
Fifth and Sixth wards north of Pratt street
will be Incorporated in the series of amend
ments which the Douglas county delega
tion at Lincoln will try to secure for the
present city charter. Assurances have been
received that the amendment will be tacked
on and that It will be favorably recom
mended to and passed upon by the legis
KANSAS FARMER SLAIN IN BED
Aaaaaala Kills Ottawa Maa, bat Spares
Wife Lying; by His
OTTAWA. Kas., Feb. 12 Elsie Jack
son, aged 80, a farmer living nine mile
northwest of here, was killed by sn un
identified person last night while asleep
Tbe murder was made known today by
Mra. Jackson, who said she was swakened
by ths report of a pistol and found her
kusbaad desd beside her.
Raises Child Labor Age.
SALEM. Ore., Feb. 11 The house today
paused the senile bill to prohibit the em
ployment of children under 16 years of ape
during school hours or children under 14
year of age In shops or factories or as
Movemeats of Oceaa Vessels Feb. 1
At New York Balled'. Algeria, for Mar
tellies. Genoa, etc.; La Rretiigr.e, for llivro.
At Scilly Passed: 8t. Paul, from New
York for Southampton.
At London Balled: Mlnnetonka, for New
At Cherbourg Balled: Kron Prlna Wll
helm, from Bremen and Southampton, fur
At Movllle Arrived: Numldlan, from Bt.
John and Halifax, for Uverpuul, and pro
At Glasgow Arrived: Hueno Avres. from
Phlliideiiihla via Bt. John, N. F : F.lhlupU,
from New York.
At Hamburg Arrived: Patricia, from
At Algoa Day Arrived: Java, from Ta
coma. At Browhead Passed: Teutonic, from
Nw York, fur Queenstown aad Liverpool.
ment and thus divided will be may be ap
proximated for each year from the amouut
of the full apportionment for laat year.
The December apportionment tn 1902 was
126.239 and the May SDnortlonment $45,289.
part of j making a total of $71,528. Of course Omaha
ana tne rest oi uougias county wouia snare
in the distribution ot this one-fourth as well
as the other counties of the state, but not on
a fair or equal basis,, it is held, since Its
number of school districts Is so much
smaller and its number of school children
so vastly much larger than those ot other
This measure has the indorsement and
support of the state superintendent of pub
lic instruction snd the country district, and
therefore will Laturally be hard to beat,
but the Douglas county men have faith )n
their ability to Impress the Justlco of their
arguments upon the legislature. The claims
of the Douglas c'elegatlon will be simply
that the projected law would work Injury
to Douglas county and other more thickly
populated centers to the unfair rdvantsgd
of the rural counties, by depilvlng tbe
former of funds they are entitled to. The
arguments of tbe frivol of the bill will
be that all school districts In any part of
the state having forty or more scholar
will share equally In the apportionments
under tbe proposed law; that a oistrlct of
this number In Douglas county would get
the same amount of cioner and no mora
that the district of forty pupils In Cherry
or Custer county. And further, it will be
urged that as Douglas. Lancaster and Soma
other populous counties pay Into tbe state
fund f proportionately mall amount of
money arising from tbe a.ile and lease of
school lands, they ougat not to get away
with the lion's felnre ot the apportionments.
For instance, it will be argued that the
contributions one year 'font this source to
the state fund from Douglas county
amounted to $S0O, v-'nlle from Cherry
county they reached JlS.oOO.
The bill was today recommended for pas
sage by the committee of ths whole In the
At Sea oa Revenue BIIL
Even tbe members of the revenue com
mittee have stopped guessing on when they
will have their bill ready to submit to the
legislature. It was confidently expected
that by tonight tbe subcommittee would
have finished the compilation of the bill,
ready to return It to the commlttee-at-large,
but at midnight tbe oommtlteemea
announce that this Is out of tbe question
and simply throw up their hands when
asked when the job will be completed. In
tbe meantime diverse guesses are being
made ss to what tbe committee is doing.
If the bill is resdy tor Introduction Mon
day the men wbo are forming It don't seen
to know It.
Boiler Makers Objeet,
A loud protest bas srUea from ths traft
engaged In (be manufacture of steam en
gines sgalnst H. R. 237. by Gilbert of Doug
las, providing for 'be establishment of a
board of examining cnyinoer to irapct
steam boiler and for 'be licensing of per
sons to operate steam engines, steam boil
ers and steam generi orv
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