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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ICSTAULTSIIEI) JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MOUSING, FEIlItUAHY 18, 1903-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
FROST STILL REIGNS
Zero Weather Moves Eastward Though
West Still Bemains Gold.
WISCONSIN TEMPERATURE IS NOW LOWEST
Thermometer Registers Twenty-four Below
is West Superior.
WIND BLOWS WYOMING SNOW OFF RANGE
EUROPE'S MONROE DOCTRINE
Impoir . 'if Maintain oa lbMn
a.' the lotted
Colorado, However, Still Struggle! With
Gale, Which Slayi Stock.
SOUTHERN STATES SEE MERCURY TUMBLE
T.niifurc Almott Has Minns Read
ings, While Rvea '"lew Orleans
Shivers When Eleven I)f(ri
Above Frerstng la Recorded.
Went Superior, tVis 24
Bt. Paul 20
Peoria. Ill 14
PARIS. Feb IT. It I cfllrlal
circles that the Austrian dor at
Constantinople lll today prest a note
to the ports asking for reform In Mace
donia. Thi 1, regarded as Inaugurating
the project for Joint action on the part
of the European powers toward Turkey.
The present at! "n of the Russian note,
which Is Identical, will follow that of Aus
tria, but the foreign office here has not yet
been advised of the exact date of Its pre
sentation. The terms of notes were submitted to
France, Great Britain, Italy and Germany
and were approve in principle by ail ex
cept Germany. This is regarded by the
French officials so indicating German dl
vergce from the European concert and
es a tendency to support Turkey. The
notes, while Arm, do not contain a men
ace, the present suggested administrative
and financial reforms not affecting the po
litical status. In , explaining the project
an official said it was an explanation of
"Europe's Monroe doctrine" which Im
posed the same duties to maintain peace
In Europe as the United States exercises
In Cuba and South America.
ENGLAND IS NOW AT PEACE
King Calls Attention to Pact in Speech
PARLIAMENT OPENED WITH CEREMONY
Royal Procession of King and t)neen
and Officers of Court Witnessed
by Great Crowd in
Kan Bus city
CHEYENNE. Wyo., Feb. 17. Last night
aa average depth of ten Inches of snow
covered the plains, when a strong wind
sprang up. The cuta were quickly filled.
During the night the main line of the
Union Pacific was kept open by hard work,
but today trains became blocked on Sher
man hill for several hours. They were
pushed through to Laramie, Wyo., where
they are now tied up. On the Cheyenne ft
Northern branch of the Colorado ft South
era a passenger train, one freight and sev
eral snow plows are snowbound this aide of
Hartvllle Junction. The company hopes to
open the road tomorrow.
On the Fremont, Elkhorn ft Missouri Val
ley Jwo tralnloads of the Thirteenth
csrslry. enroute to San Francisco, are
snowbound at Lusk.
Great difficulty is being met In moving
trains over the Denver ft Pacific road.
Another snowstorm is now In progress
near Medicine Bow and In the vicinity of
Rock Springs, Wyo. This will probably
make more trouble fcr the Union Pacific.
Colorado Still In Throes.
DENVER, Feb. 17. The moat severe snow
and wind storm experienced In years pre
vails In 8outh Park, on the Ounnlson and
Leadvtlle branches of the Colorado ft
The Leadvllle branch Is snowbound be
tween Como and Breckinridge, a distance
of thirty miles. Passenger trains are
stalled In the drifts between these points
ind engines sent to their rescue became
fastened In the huge plh of anew and are
uelpleaa. Freight trains are also atuck In
Unprotected live stock throughout the
)Mrk la reported as suffering terribly and
the probability Is that serious losses on
sheep and cattle will be sustained by own
ers whose herds were not sheltered.
All traffic on the branch from Como to
(lunnlson has been suspended. Two trains
tre dead at St. Elmo, from which place
they have been trying to move for three
Conditlona are serious for the company
rt Alpine tunnel, between St. Elmo and
(lunnlson. But one train baa passed through
(he tunnel In several daya.
Cold la Den Molnea.
DE8 MOINES, la., Feb. 17. The ther
r. IOmeter registered 9 degrees below aero
this morning. It being 1 degree higher than
the record for the winter.
There was considerable difficulty experi
enced In the operation of the electric lines
In the city, owing to the heavy pull caused
by the cold weather. There Is no wind
blowing and but little suffering Is experi
enced. Breaks Record la Kansas.
TOPEKA, Kan.. Feb. 17. The cold today
made a new record In Kansas, the govern
ment thermometer registering this morning
II below aero.
Report from western counties show a
great shortage In the coal supply. The
railroad have not been able to deliver
oars on account of the storm and as a re-
PALMA HOLDS BACK TREATY
Will Sot Itrnd Coaling; station A err ce
ment to Senate Till Roose
HAVANA. Feb. 16. (Delayed In Trans
mission.) President Palma will not send
the coaling station agreement to the senate
until President Roosevelt has signed It.
In general terms the station will Include
the lower bay of Guantanamo, with twenty
qua re miles of land, and five miles of land
and water at Bahla Honda. According to a
Cuban official, the private lans will not be
purchased, but will be leased, subject to a
secondary treaty covering the leases.
No delay Is expected to occur In com
pletlng the treaty covering the sovereignty
of the Isle of Pines and incorporating the
Piatt amendment Into the permanent agree
merit. There is no doubt here that the
United States will recognixe Cuban sov
ereignty over the lale of Pines.
The senate committee Is still withholding
It report on the reciprocity treaty. In spite
of the efforts put forth by President Palma,
the members of the cabinet and business Interests.
RELATIVE OF GEN. LAFAYETTE
Distinguished Frenchman to Be an
Attache of the Embassy at
PARIS, Feb. 17. The Foreign office today
announced the appointment of the Vlcomte
de Chambron to be an attache of the French
embassy at Washington.
LONDON. Feb. 17. King Edward, accom
panied by Queen Alexander and surrounded
by the court and all the offlcera of atate,
epened Parliament this afternoon.
Early In the morning the vaults of the
Louses were searched for Imaginary con
spirators, as ububI, by the yeoman of the
guard, carrying ancient lanterns and use
less halberds. The troops took up posi
tions along the route of the procession.
The crowds, which had been attracted
by the fine weather and a desire to witness
the royal pageant, did not lack entertain
ment during the long wait. The royal
procession, consisting of six state carriages
escorted by Life guards, left Buckingham
palace at 1:30 p. m. Their majesties '.re
seated in the last carriage, which was
drawn by the eight Hanoverian horses
which have figured In all the recent royal
The king and queen reached the Victoria
tower through the Mall, the Horse Guard
and White Hgll. All the great officers of
state, In varied uniforms, were assembled
at the Royal House of Peer to receive
The procession, which waa Identical with
that of the previous ceremony, formed, and,
headed by the pursuivants and heralds,
marched to the robing room, their
majesties being Immediately presented
with the sword of state, carried by the
marquis of Londonderry. After the robing
the procession reformed and with a blast
of trumpets advanced to the peers' cham
ber, the duke of Devonshire, lord president
of the council, preceding their majestic
with the imperial cromn, which he carried
on a cushion.
The king then seated himself on the
throne, with the lords bearing the cap of
maintenance and the sword of state stand
ing on his right and left. The queen sat
on the left of the king and the prince of
Wales on his right.
Mcmbcra of House Summoned.
The members of the House of Common
were then summoned, and on their arrival
the lord high chancellor, rarl of Halsbury,
kneeling, handed the king the speech, which
his majesty read from the throne, as fol
lows: My Lords and Gentlemen: My relation
with all the foreign power continue
The blockade of the Veneiuelan ports
has led to negotiations for the adjustment
of all the matters in dispute. I rejoice
that a settlement has now been arrived
at which has Jiietlfled the blockading pow
ers in bringing all hostile naval operations
to an immediate close.
Negotiations have taken place for an ad
justment of the questions which have
COAL FREIGHTJS BOOSTED
Eastern Roads Add Few Dimes Pet
Ton on Fnel for Western
PITTSBURG. Pa.. Feb IT. Cosl freight
rat?s were advanced In ikeep'ag with the
advance on other freight rates at a meeting
today of leading officials on railroads Inter
ested In the coal traffic from Pittsburg,
Ohio, and West Virginia district.
The rates ngreed upon arc: Pittsburg to
Chicago, all rail, old rate 11.75: new rate,
11.90. Ohio to Chicago, ;old. $1.50; new.
11.65. Hall and lake. Pltttiorg to lake, old
rale, 73 rents; new, 83 cents. Ohio district
to lake, old. 75 cents; new, 83 cents. West
Virginia district to lake, old, 814 cents;
PROVISIONS OF NEW TAX LAW
Sjnopgii of the Bill Prepared by the
GENERAL FEATURES OF 0L0 LAW SAVED
County Assessors to Have Charge of
Matins of All Property bat Rail
roads for Pnrpoaea of
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Feb. 17. (Special.) Thl sum
mary of the revenue bill, which In Ita corn-
new, 914 cents. The commercial rates from j pi,tB(1 form ls now ln tne hands of the
mine in all districts to lake cities was
increased from 90 cent to tl.
The new all-rail rate are effective April
1 for one year, and the lake and rail for
the coming season. ,
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 17. A lnrge num
ber of bituminous coal operators shipping
to tidewater met here today and formed an
association to be known aa the Bituminous
Coal Trade association. It is said the new
organization represents about 75 per cent
of the operators In the Clearfield, Cumber
land, Myersdale, Flattop, New River, Beech
Creek and West Virginia fields.
Resolutions adipted stated the purpose of
the organization Is to j secure accurate
knowledge of the rate of production and of
stocks of coal on hand, to (he end that the
Joint committee for final review, pending
Introduction In the house, was prepared by
Representative Thompson of Merrick:
"The bill leave substantially unchanged
section 143-177, Inclusive, amending the
same only to the extent made necessary
by reason of the change made In other
portions of the bill. One of the most Im
portant changes made In the existing law
is the provision for county assessors who
are to be elected at the general election
in 1903, and who shall hold terms of office
for one year and shall not be eligible to
re-election, and shall with the consent of
the board of supervisors determine the
number of deputy assessor to assess the
property in his county, and the same shsll
be subject to removal by the county aRscs
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Pnow In Weet,
Katr In East Portion Wednesday; Thurs
day Fair, Except Snow In Southwest
Temperatare at Omaha Yesterday
Honr. Dear. Hoar. Deg.
13 m .
markets may always be provided with an j BOr. Before entering upon the duties of his
He I a great-grandson of Lafayette, waa
the representative of the Lafayette family t nrtsen in regard to the boundary of my
at the Rochambeau ceremonies and Is a
brother of Marqula do Chambron, a member
of the Chamber of Deputlea, who ia the
ranking representative of the family. The
vlcomte will aall for New York March T.
Owing to the recent death of hi mother,
th venerable marquise, who waa the bead
of the family, the vlcomte la In mourning
and will be compelled to withhold from par
ticipation in aoclal eventa for the present.
ample supply or coal. i -
BRYAN DELAYED BY WRECK
Railroad Disaster Makes Kebraskan
Late to Silver Democrats
BALTIMORE, Md.. Feb. 17. William
Jennings Bryan was the guest of honor at
Eutaw house of the Maryland Democratic
Mr. Bryan was delayed several hours en
route from New York by a railway wreck
and was an hour late.
Mr. Bryan was Introduced by President
S. 8. Field of the Maryland lemocratlc association.
"In all part of the country," said Mr.
Bryan, "there are thousand of people who
are just aa devoted to the principles for
which we are contending as are you loyal
members of this club, to whom I am speak.
Ing. I am absolutely sure that some day
we shall rejoice in winning a victory upon
He referred to the present administra
tion and aaid: "If we can ever get entire
control of the national government In the
hands of real democrats we shall Institute
so many reforma that the republicans will
not obtain a foothold in a generation."
He closed by advising his hearers to
spend the next year In "maintaining the
integrity of the democratic party of the
country and to send delegates to the next
national convention who will rot vote for
aa ambiguous platform."
FEVER RAVAGES CORNELL
Three More University "tudeats Fall
Victims to Typhoid
ITHACA, N. Y., Feb. 17. Three mors
doatha from typhoid fever occurred today
among the students of Cornell university,
and eight case were reported.
President Schurman, when seen today In
regard to the situation, said:
The number of new case among the stu
dents has markedly declined during the
last few days. On the other hand, we are
now In the third week of the present epi
demic, and a large number of the rlrst cases
are reaching the crisis.
The Cornell authorities will install a Al
teration plant at once, costing $150,000. Al
ready 80fl student of the university have
gone to their homes.
MISSING MAIL CASH FOUND
DIRTY WATER AS CURE ALL
German Quack Doctor I, on a Impose
on Patients, but Finally
BERLIN, Feb. 17. Herr Nardenkoetter,
whose ncme in large black type haa been a
feature for years In German nostrum ad
vertisements, has been aentenced to three
years' Imprisonment after a trial which had
been a fortnight'a sensation Tor Berlin.
On one occaalon, being In a great hurry
to satisfy acme of hla patients, he sim
ply filled their bottles with soapy water
from a wash bowl.
A a atria May Sot Participate.
VIENNA. Feb. 17. The industrial asso
ciation of lower Austria has decided to visit
the St. Louis exposition between August
aud October. The prospect of Austrian par
ticipation In the exposition Is lessening.
The Vienna Chamber of Commerce haa re
ported to the ministry, of commerce that
very few of It member are Inclined to
Mm p. Hambert Makes Complaint.
DIDIfl C.h 17 Mm. Th.rAin Unm
-u.v ...,. 7 .Ibert. the central figure In the Crawford
tu v v iuc iun i vicm icg o tea 1 1 j uai
famine Investigation, two bills were today
reported in the legislature. They make It
a crime for a railroad to confiscate any
coal consigned to a shipper, no matter how
great their need may be.
told In the Southwest.
KANSA8 CITY, Feb. 17. The Intense
cold weather In the southwest continue.
In Kansas City at 8 o'clock thl morning
the thermometer recorded 9 degree below
xero, the coldest of the winter here.
Further west the temperature wa atill
lower, with no Indications of moderation.
Train schedules are still badly demoralized.
Six Below la St. l.onla.
ST. LOUIS. Feb. 17. At 7 a. m. today the
thermometer registered ( degrees below
sero, the coldest weather of the season for
this vicinity. This ls a drop of 11 degree
from midnight. Out in the suburb and
through southern Illinois and Missouri re
ports of even lower temperatures are being
received. Weather clear and temperatur
greatly moderated. Incoming trains are
All trains except short run accommoda
tions were from two to six hours late this
morning and the Vandalla and Chicago ft
Alton reported many poles down along
Tb telegraph companies have had a hard
time keeping communication open. Be
cause of the lack of fuel at the city hospi
tal, ths lives of 700 patients, some of whom
are at the point of death, are endangered ,
by the cold.
81nc ths cold snap struck St. Louis ths
hospital has been without enough coal and i
tne autnortties nave neen compelled to
economise in the use of what they had
litigation, has complained of Buffering from
an affection of the heart caused by confine
ment, and the presiding Judge ha ordered
a medical examination and postponed the
proceeding, which were set for today.
THREE DAYS TOJIND VERDICT
Jary Convicts "Bloody Mae" Leader
of Murdering Men Boy'a
possessions in North America and that of
the territory of Alaska.
A treaty providing for the reference of
the Venesuelan difficulty to an arbitration
tribunal has been signed and ratified.
; The speech next referred to the- B&lkau
The1 situation of the European provinces
of Turkey gives cause for serious anxiety.
1 have used my beet efforts to Impress
upon the sultan and his ministers the
urgent need of conservative, well considered
methods of reform.
Reforms In the East.
After sottng that Austria and Russia
have ben considering the reforma which
the signatories of the Berlin treaty should
recommend to the sultan, the speech adda:
I trust that the proposals will prove
sufficient for the purpose and that I shall
find It possible to give them my hearty
support. . ,
The king next mentioned the Aden Hin-
j terland dispute and the Somillland expedi
tion ana men luroea in ouuiu Ainca, on
which aubject he said:
The progress of rents In South Africa
has been satisfactory. The visit of the
colonial secretary has alraaj oeen pro
ductive of the happiest results and the
opportunity It has provided for personal
conferences with Lord Mllner and the min
ister of the self-governing colonies ami tne
representatives of all interests and opinions
has greatly conduced to a smooth adjust
ment of many difficult questions and to the
removal of many occasion of misunder
standings. After referring to the Kano (Nigeria) ex
pedition and the Indian durbar, the king
I am giad to state that the latter 1m
poslng ceremony coincided , with the dis
appearance of the drouth and a great
distress in western India, and the pros
IKM'ta for both agriculture and commerce
throughout my Indian empire are more
encouraging and satisfactory than for
home time past.
The king and queen returned to Bucking
bam palace at 3 o'clock. The crowds every
where greeted them with enthusiasm.
Heads Congratulatory Speech.
When the House of Commons assembled
tor the trsnsaclion of business thla after
noon, the speaker, Mr. Gully, read the
congratulatory speech to a small, slim
house. Mr. Gratton, conservative, moved
the address In reply to the speech and in
ao doing expressed satisfaction at the ter
mination of the Veneiuelan blockade and
at the fact that throughout the difficult
affair cordial relations bad been main
tained with the United States.
TROLLEY MEN VOTE TO STRIKE
Big Majority of Chicago City Railway
Employes Reject afcttratioa
for Industrial 'War.
CHICAGO. Feb. 17. Announcement that
an overwhelming majority of the Chicago
City Railway company's employes have
voted to strike will be made tomorrow
night to delegates from all unions con
nected with the street railroad.
Pressure was exercised from various
sources to bring about arbitration, but the
car men's unions said tonight that there
was no occasion for arbitration.
However, under the rule of the organi
zation, the result of the ballot muat be
submitted to the national executive officers
before a strike can be put into effect.
STEAMERS HAVE CLOSE SHAVE
Fire Breaks Out In Ship Lying
New York Dock and the Crew
Escapes by Hawser.
NEW YORK. Feb. 17 Three alarms were
sounded tonight for a 3 re aboard the steam
ship Rio Grande of the Mallory line, docked
in Burling slip.
The fire started In the forward cabin.
Captain E. D. Johnstone and eight of the
crew who were asleep gained the deck and
found that they were su. rounded with
flames, 'their only mean of escape being
by sliding down the bow hawsers to the
The fire was confined to the cabin, how
ever, and the damage was not large.
JUDGES MUST STAND ALONE
Illinois Will ot Allow Two Parties
to Nominate Same Judicial
SPRINGFIELD. 111., Feb. 17 Political
executive committees in thla slate are not
to be permitted to make Judicial nomina
tions without convention action. Neither i
will the placing of the same candidates for '
Judgeships on more than one party ticket
lie auowea. (
BUI auld to have the hacking of all Cbl-
COLUMBIA, Mo., Feb. 17. After being I Mr orevlllr, conservative, seconded ths J csgo Judges and making such procedures
out tnree nays tne jury in ine case oi Aiiau nioMon He referrp4 ln , fl,oiog t0 the feasible were killed In the legislature to
Orear, who, with five other boya, ls charged
with the murder of Edward C. Chapman,
returned a verdict of murder in the second
degree and assessed the punishment at ten
years in the penitentiary.
Irish land bill in term which elicited ap- I day by the sponsor, Senator Daniel Camp
proving cheer from the Irish members J bell.
The liberal leader. Sir Henry Campbell- I i
Baontrman. who was loudly cueerod. fol
lowed. He said he desired Information
I THAWED DYNAMITE EXPLODES
orear was the first or tne aerenaant to ; Ine ,ubjects of Venexuela and Mace
be tried, the trlala of the other five having do:lta Bnd on ,he gr,at queue, o( ,he
been continued until March 24. Chapman j itUl(,ment of affairs in South Africa,
waa shot on the night of September 28. 1902. j , yeneiucla he said the cloud had hap
and it is alleged that the tragedy waa tbo j plly p,sged, but it was a black cloud and
culmination of a crics of persecutions In- i OUB which many people thought might
tituted against him by Orear and his com- have b.n avoided. It mlsht have had
panions. who called their band the "Bloody j dangeroua concqucncc and It was the duty
Nine." The gang was in imitation ot tnose of tna country to Inquire how It had been 1
described In certr.ln dime novels.
N. P. BANDIT CAUGHT IN EAST
Wealthy Hobbcr Arrested In
more Confesses to West
ern Hold-l p.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 17.-Franklin Baer.
! alia Joseph Myer, alias Melr. who waa ar-
An Inefficient supply of coal at the court j "'l' l' P"M? "J? .""fT
house resulted ln ths closing of the court. I "u , 7' u " A , "
.nd office, there today. There ...m. to be ! b'1 h
plenty of coal In the city, but owing to tb. hola'", on. rth"n c-
condition of the streets and th. cold
weather it Is extremely hard to deliver.
Coldest of Season la Chicago.
CHICAGO, Feb. 17. The people shivered
today In the coldest weather of the season.
The cold wave which descended upon the
city yesterday Increased In severity
throughout the night and aent th mercury
(Continued on Second Page.)
n. which he has to his credit ln tt Uc, , precedent would have been ! ,n ,he wne circuit court, today directed
era National bank of Chicago. Hv i established toward a peaceful aettlement j ""diet for tbe plaintiff for 1444.731 In
he secured the larger part of the $11,650
added that be had to spend, fti.OoO to enable
him to leave tb. locality where toe holdup
occurred, and for that reason had assumed
the nam of Myer.
Baer claims to have a homestead seventy
miles from Butte, Mont., and today sent a
letter to hla wife under the nam. of Baer
at that address.
Kills Two Men When Frosen Mass
Is Dropped In Hot
IIIUVI E, Ariz.. Feb. 17. At the Buckeye
mine, nine miles south of this place, two
men were killed, two seriously Injured and
l a number or others sllgn'iy nurt as tbe re- I assessment proviaeo.
office the county assessor shall take and
subscribe an oath that he will truly and
faithfully perform the duties of his office.
There 1 provision that he shall execute a
bond to the state of Nebraska to be ap
proved by the county Judge, In a sum equal
to two and one-half per cent of the total
collections, but In no esse shall the amount
of tho bond be less than $2,000 nor more
"The salaries for county assessors In
counties having a population of fi.OOO or less.
$250; a population of o.OOO to 10,000. $350:
from 10.000 to 30,000, $300; from 30,000 to
60,000, $800; from 50,000 to 100,000, $1,200.
The compensation for deputies shall be at
$3 per day for each day necessarily cm-
ployed. Tho deputy assessors are required
to assess property upon actual view thereof.
Stringent provisions are made for tbe as
sessment of property belonging to parties
removing from one county to another and
to secure the listing for taxation of prop
erty brought into the state of Nebraska for
State Board of Equalisation.
The bill creates the State Board of
Equalization and Assessment, consisting of
the governor, auditor, treasurer, secretary
of state and commissioner of public lands
and buildings. It shall meet on October 15,
1903, appoint a secretary, who shall hold
his office at tbe pleasure of such board,
and whose duties shall be to perform such
duties as may be provided by law or the
regulations of the board. He aball have
power to administer oaths and call special
meeting of the board and he shall receive
a full compensation $1,600 per annum. The
governor la made ex-offlclo president of
the board. Provision la made for a aeat
of the board, which aball be attached to
alt certificate and proceaaea lasued by the
board.- The board ta gtveu -power-to pro
vide uniform methods of keeping the tax
roll and all of the various records per
taining to the revenue administration of
the state. It shall have general direction
and control of all of the assessors and
supervise them in the performance of their
duties. It shall hold it meetings on the
first Monday of June of each year, meeting
at the state capital, for the purpose of
equalization, and shall examine the ab
stract of property assessed of tbe various
counties, including tbe railroads in auch
counties, and shall equalize the same ao as
to make the assessment conform to law,
and for that purpose shall have power to
Increase and decrease the assessed valua
tion as returned by the counties, and such
Increase or decrease shall be made by per
centum and such action shall be certified
to the clerk of the proper county.
Equalisation for Counties.
The county board, county assessor and
county clerk shall constitute the county
board of equalization, the county clerk be
ing the clerk thereof. This board Is pro
vided with powers of equalization to hear
complaints of those who feel themselves
fcggrleved by reason of some other tax
payer, being assessed too low. Tbey ahall
at their meeting in 1904, and every four
years thereafter, revalue all the real prop
erty, which I only to be assessed once ln
every four years, but betterments are to
be added thereto and losses to be de
ducted therefrom when they exceed $100.
The board shall ascertain whether the val
uation In one taxing district bear a just
relation to all the others and may increase
or decrease the sggregate accordingly. It
shall adjust the assessment for tbe county
by raising or lowering the assessment of
any person, as to any or all Itema of hla
assessment, but there is no power to raise
i he assessment of any person without noti
fying him, if he can be found. Provision for
notice by publication la the same aa In the
Provision Is made for appeal from the
decision of the board to the district court
to be prosecuted within twenty days after
i adjournment, the provision of tbe code for
appeals from the decision of the county
board on claims to govern. Any auch ap
peal does not have the effect of suspend
ing the collection of taxes or any of the
duties of the board, but if the appeal 1
successful tbe fund thereby affected la
; segregated and becomes available for re
Power of the Coart.
The district court hear the appeal In
equity and determine the question de nova
and ita decision I to be certified to the
county clerk, who 1 charged with tbe duty
of correcting the book accordingly. The
bill provide a form for the assessment of
all personal property and the methods of
are an Important
I feature of the new bill. The taxpayer Is
Pouch Containing 0O,OOO Tnras Ip
with Empty Bags at Cin
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. Feb. 17. The
missing mall pouch 'containing $50,000 has
been found and ls now safely housed In the
office of the superintendent of malls here.
The missing pouch arrived here today from
The theory I that the pouch In this In
stance lost Its destination tag, and that
the mail clerks mistook It for one contain
ing other empty pouches that were being
sett bach to Cincinnati. Tho pouch prob
ably went to the Cincinnati pouch storage
room and lay there unopened.
It la believed the contenta are Intact,
but it will not be opened till tomorrow.
MISS ROOSEVELT AT" COURT
Xew Orleans Mimic King Adds Presi
dent's Daughter to Royal
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 17. Miss Alice
Roosevelt's debut In New Orloana society
was made especially brilliant.
Tonight the Atlantean gave their ball at
the French opera house and Ml Roose
velt occupied a specially decorated box.
As soon aa the table and coronation were
over 1 special eacort conducted her to a
seat beside the throne, the king presented
her with a handsome souvenir and the wa
Incorporated into the royal party, apeclal
honor being paid her by all the grandee
of the mimic court.
SAVES DOMAIN FOR WATER
General Land Office Orders Home
steaders Refused la Laramie
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Feb. 17. The Chey
enne land office today received instruction
from the general land office to withdraw
from entry, except under the Irrigation
act, a atrip of land In northern Laramie
county varying ln width from twelve to
thirty mile and extending entirely across
the county, from east to west.
This trac: comprises 850,000 acrea and
will be under the Devll'a Gate reservoir,
perhaps tbe ftMt to be constructed under
the national Irrigation law.
lea into suco a oumuny. , gut of , expioll(Jn of dynamite.
Sir Henry commeniea on tne speech In T 0 men ha(, bee lrfl to thaw out two i reoulred to respond to every question cov
connection with Venezuela. There are j fcox(,s of fror(, dynamite, one of them ' erlng all the Items contained in a corapre-
peopie in mis couniry no were or t ne . gainerprt up ai t he dynamite be could hoi 1 . hensive schedule. Four interrogatories are
opinion that Great Britain should not as- '. in tw0 hanJ, ,n(j dropi . d It into a bucket i propounded and must be answered by every
sociaie wuu ..enusuy nuner any circura-, of ho, wat(.r ImraedlHtely Ihers wac
stances., oui ne mo, noi sympathize with (,eaf,D,ng rxpisun. heard for mile.,
that view, although be admitted there j
bad been much abuse and slander of Hil'i nnnCDC nWnDC'JUC Tfl D A V
ronnirv ln the German nress. The sneaker ! UtUJ tnd AIMUntWd IU TAI
was opposed to co-operation with Germany
ln a matter like the Venezuelan. Germany
was strong but rough. Germany also was
not favorable to the Monroe doctrine. If
there bad ever been a rase for srbltra-
tlon the Venezuelan affair was one and If
this course had been adopted In the first
Court Awards Detroit Hoard of K du
ra lion l4t.Til Deposited
In Wrecked Bank.
j DETROIT. Mich.. Feb 17 Judge Hoser.
of international question.
Referring to South Africa Sir Henry
aid they might have differed In the past
over the war but now the war wa over be
urged that they all work for the common
purpc.e of laying the foundation f a new
(Continued on Second Page.)
! the case of the Detroit Poard of Education
against Henry R. Andrew, it former
treasurer, and h's bondsmen.
Andrem-g wa. cashier of tbe wrecket city
savings bank of this city, and tbe fund,
for which the hoard hrouaht suit were on
deposit In that bank. The bondsmen will I
appeal the case. I
Attached to and forming a part of the
schedule ia an oath which the person as
sessed Is by the act required to subscribe
to and the committee Is of opinion that It
will be effective in placing upon the
BILLINGS TRAIN DERAILED
Burlington Cnr Topples Over Rear St
Joseph, Killing one and
v Injuring Two Others. "
ST. JOSEPH. Mo.. Feb. 17. The rear
trucks of a car attached to the Burlington
and Missouri River train, due here from
Billings, Mont., at 6:30 p. m. left the rails
six miles north of St. Joseph tonight,
causing the car to roll over.
C. W. Smith, colored, aged 42, a waiter,
waa instantly killed; Charles Bowen, an
other waiter, residing In Kansas City, waa
badly scalded. Conductor T. J. walker,
of the dining car. was slightly Injured.
STEAM BOILS THREE MEN
Ice Derails Rio Grande Engine, bring
Ing Death to Three of
LEADVILLE. Colo., Feb. 17. Conductor
John Summers. Engineer Benjamin Spencer
and Switchman W. E. Rogers were caught
under an engine that Jumped the track and
turned over In the Denver ft Rio Grande
yards today and were fatally acalded by
The accident waa caused by Ice on the
WASHINGTON S0L0NS FIGHT
Legislature Breaks Up la Disorder
Whea Railroad Bill
OLYMPI A, Wash., Feb. 17. As a climax
to the roost exciting morning of tbe ses
sion, tho railroad commission bill In the
house wa. declared Indefinitely po.tponed.
The house then adjourned amid an up
roar In which the friends of the commis
sion bill hurled anathemas at Speaker
Hare. The speaker and Representative
Lewis came to blows.
FUGITIVE MAYOR WILL FIGHT
Ames Prepares to Resist Extradi
tion oa Purely Medical
CONCORD. N. H., Feb. 17. Preparation
practically are completed for a protest to.
CHARTER FOR OMAHA
Douglas Delegation Tinally OeU Together
on the Amended Measure,
MAKES SOME CHANGES IN SALARIES
Chiefs of Tire and Police Departments Put
on the Same Basis of Fay.
COMPTROLLER GETS BOOST IN SALARY
City Attorney and Building Inspector Are
Made Elective Offioea,
SUBSTITUTE FOR TERMINAL TAX BILL
Kew Measure Thought to Cure Objec
tions to II. R. 1T1 and Hopes
Are KntertaJaed of Its
(From a Staff Correspondent.!
LINCOLN, Neb.. Feb. 17. (Special.)
The so-called Omaha charter hill, H. R. 810,
was Introduced In the house thl morning
by Nelson of Douglas. It merely amend
certain section of the present law. The
Douglaa delegation ha been at work for
ome time on thl measure and It haa un
dergone several changes even since It wa
first drawn. The bill originally contem
plated Increasing the number of warda and
councllmen In the city, but It wa finally
decided to leave the present law Intact.
ao that there are still, so far as this bill
I concerned, nine warda and nine mem
ber of the city council In Omaha.
It will be seen from the resume of tha
bill which follows, that several changes
have been made In the aalarle. of city
official. For instance, the enmnt roller
clerk, prosecutor and chief of police have
been raised, while tho health commissioner,
enter or the fire department and electrician
have been reduced. The chiefs of the lira
and police department are placed on tha
aame salary, $2,600. Thla mean cutting
off $.100 from the annual salary of th lira
chief and tacking It on to that of th
The meaaure, as will be seen, makes
the city attorney and building Inapector
elective instead of appointive officer and
provide that the tssistant elty attorney
shall be rppointed by the city attorney In
stead of by the mayor. It raises the lira
fund from $125,000 to $150.ono and make
mrterlal charges In o;h?r city funds. It
omit tho tax commissioner clause as that
matter Is covered in the substitute bill for
H. R. 171.
Police and Fire Salaries.
The scale of salaries show lncreasea for
policemen and firemen. Each policeman
and fireman will receive the following com
pensation: For the first six months' ser
vice tbe sum of $65 per month; for tha
aecond six months' service the sum of $70
per month; for the third six month. $75
per month; after two years' continuous
service they shall receive the sum of $80
per month. Each captain of the police
and fire department ahall receive not less
than $90 per month, and not more than $110
per month, to be fixed by the Board of
Fire and Police commissioners. Each of
ficer of the police and fire departments
and each engineer of fire englnea under
the rank of chief or assistant chtefa of
captalna, shall receive a aum not ex
ceeding $90 per month, to be fixed by tha
Board of Fire and Police commissioner.
No policeman ahall be allowed feea aa a
witness ln any criminal case tried In any
court of thl city, nor shall any officer or
employe of the city be allowed any fees
aa witnesses for the city In any civil or
Section 13 was amended so a to provide
for the election of city attorney and build
ing Inspector and to omit the office of po
lice judge, which will be provided tor In
a separate bill.
Section 14 waa amended ao aa to leave
the number of councllmen to be fixed by
section 8, but no change waa made ln sec
Section 20 provides that all notices shall
be printed in one official newspaper. In
stead of two newspaper aa heretofore.
The maximum rate for this printing was'
not changed. Tbe annual contract for
printing muat be awarded to the loweat
bidder ln July of each year.
Section 33 provided for filing claim with
ths city comptroller and permit an ap- '
peal from his derision to the district coort.
Section 64 omits the city attorney and
building Inspector from the list of ap
pointive office. It also provide that the
assistant city attorney shall be appointed ,
by the city attorney and the clerk of flra
and police by aaid board. Under the present
charter these officers are appointed by tha
Changes In Salaries.
Section 6. telatlve to ealarle of city
officer ha been amended In several In
stances, a follows:
schedule all of the personal property of the j sorrow against the extradition of former
. ...hi- , ,.,,i Tk. i Mayor Ame of Minneapolis.
taxpayer liable to taxation. The usual pen
allies for perjury attach to the making of
a false return In answer to the questions
propounded. Provision la made for the en
forcement of thla provision by reporta made
to and complaints filed by the county at
torney. Taa oa t'orporatloas.
Insursnre companies, express companies,
telegraph snd telephone rompsnies are to
be locally assessed, and tbe basis of such
assessment, shall be the gro. receipt of
(Continued oa Second Page.)
Mayor Ames of Minneapolis.
Dr. Ames did not appear, but bis coun
sel will present in his stead two physi
cian who. It ls expected, will state that
his removal would endanger his life.
Movements at s Vessels Feb. IT.
At New York Arrived Vaderland. from
At Liverpool Arrived Haxonla, from New
York; Turcoman, fruin Portland.
At Imdon Arrived Minnehaha, from
At Antwerp-Arrived Zeeland, from New
York, via rWuthamplun.
At The Usaid Pased Amsterdam, from
New York, fur Kotterdsro.
Cltv comptroller ll.WO $S.0n
Citv clerk l.aoo 1,000
Cltv prosecutor 900 1,K
Health commissioner J.oifl l,5fti
f'lty electrician l.W0 1.S00
Chief of fire department i one 2.600
Chief of police t.000 i.t09
Section 89. the $5,000 limit for clerical
service In the office of city comptroller
wa removed because It waa found Imprao
ttcahto to run the office on that amount and
the limit had been exceeded for a number
Section 101a provide for the appointment
by the Board of Public Work of inspector,
laborers and all other employes. Such ap
pointments must be presented to tbe elty
council and be confirmed by It before their
compensation begin and the compensation
shall be fixed by the mayor and city council
before they commence work.
Section 110 ha been amended by th. as
sistant city attorney to make tha law re
lating to paving taxes more definite snd
certain. Thl section and section 111 are
designed to prevent Irregularities In paving
assessment and to prevent suit to cancel
special taxes. The main feature of section
111 la that it provide for a hearing of pro
test by property owner aa to the suffi
ciency, regularity and legality of paving pe.
Section 138 Fire fund raised from $128,
0O0 to $150,000. library fund from $20,000 to
$22,000, park fund changed to read not less
than $n0,00 or more than $40,000, Judg-
I ment fund $2,000; no change.
Section 159 waa redrafted o aa to glva
the city council power to tax for revenue
as well as license and regulate pawnbrok
ers, peddler, commission merchant, eta.
This section I lubstanttally the aama aa
proposed by H. R. 3K5, Introduced four
Section 188 permits funds of the Police
Relief sssoclatlon to be Invested In gen
eral fund warrants of tbe city and county.
In conformity with the Saunders city elec
tion law tho bill names the date of city
election aa tbe drat Tuesday in May In-
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