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Omaha EbTAIlLISllKD JUNK 1J, 1871. OMAHA, MONDAY MOltXING, FEINlUAllY L'3, 1903. SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS. ( LESSON FROM A LIFE Many Berrien Mark the Birthday of Oonntry'i Father in New York- PATRIOTIC SONGS ENLIVEN Y. M, C. A Military Band and Big Ohonu Lead Untio for the Occasion. BOOKER WASHINGTON PLEADS FOR NEGRO Tim Eat Oome for Dispassionate Convention to 8ettle Color War. ROME ALSO OBSERVES DAY FITTINGLY Religious Scruples Make Fetes Infor mal, bat Emhuir weeeptinn la Held and Dinner Are Given Aftrrwirdi. NEW YORK, Feb. 22. Washington' birthday n observed here by special serv ice of patriotic societies, and many cler gymen made the anniversary the subject of their sermons. The Bona of the Revolution of the state Of New York had Its thirteenth annual service In the Presbyterian church. At Carnegie, halt patriotic mass meeting was conducted under the auspices of the west aide branch of the Young Men's Chris tian Association. Patriotic airs were rendered by the Seventh regiment band and the New York festival cho rus of 300 voices, the audience joining In the national anthem and the battle hymn of the republic. Booker T. Washington was the orator at a memorial meeting held tonight In the Academy of Arta and 8clences. Convention to Settle Rare War. The speaker devoted his addresses to the consideration of the race problem and said In part: Unlike the Indian the original Mexican, or the Hawaiian, the negro, so far from dying out when In contact with a stronger and olfferent race, has continued to Increase in numbers to such an extent that whereas the race entered bondage twenty In num ber, there are now more than ,O0O,0OO. Ho, 1 want to emphasise the truth that whether we are of northern or southern birth; whether we are black or white, we must face firmly the stubborn fact that In bon dage and In freedom the negro, In spite of all predictions to the contrary, has continued year by year to Increase In numbers until lie now forms about one-seventh of the . ntlre population, and there la no sign that '.he same ratio of Increase will not hold uood In the future. Further than this. despite all the changing, uncertain condi tions through which the rsoe has passed, i.nd Is passing, you will find that every year since the black man came Into this country he has made a steady gain In ac quiring property, skill and habits of In dustry, education and Christian character. To deal practically and directly with the effalrs of my rBce 1 believe both the teach ings of history and the result of everyday observation should convince us that we hall make our most enduring progress by .sylng- the foundations carefully, patiently :n the ownership of the soil, the exercise of l.ablta of eccnomy, the saving of money, the securing of the most complete education .f hand, and head. and .Ihe. cultivation of Christian virtues. - - 1 cannot believe, I will not believe, that a country that invitee into Its midst every type of European, from the highest to the dregs of the earth, and gives these comers helter, protection and the hlg:ieit en couragement, will refuse to accord the rami) proteotlon and encouragement to its olack oltlsens. The negro seeks no special privileges. All he asks la opportunity, that i he same law which is made by the white man and applied to the one race, be applied with equal certainty and exactness to the O'.her. The age for settllp great Questions, either social or national, with the shotgun, the torch and by lynchlngs has passed. An appeal to such methods is not worthy ol either race. I believe the time has come, and I believe It Is a perfectly practical thing, when a group of representative southern white men and northern white men and negroes should meet and consider with calmness and business sagacity the whole business as viewed from every stand point. . Day Is Kept in Ronie. ROME, Feb. 22. Beautiful, apringllke weather prevailed here today, and some of the Americans houses were bedecked with the 8tara and Stripes. Beoause of Washlngton'a birthday falling on a Sunday, some objections were made to holding receptlona today. These objec tions, however, were smoothed away by maklna the reception at the United States embassy a purely Informal affair, at which tea was served. It was a most enjoyable affair, and the 600 Americana preoent In eluded Dr. Nevln, rector of the Episcopal church: Dr. William Burt, head of the American Methodlat missions In Europe; Bishop Burke of St. Joseph. Mo.; Monslgnor Parrell!, director of the American college Monslgnor Robert 8eton, the prothonotary apostolic delegate; Colonel Tillman of West Point. Mr. and Miss Cheats, Mr. and Mrs Prescott Lawrence of New York. Mrs. Frauk Morris Avery of New York, Mr. and Mra Dudley Hickman of Boston, Allison Ar mour of New York and Mr. and Mra. Sey mour. 1 The Chinese minister, with tin staff of the legation, also attended ss a compliment to the Unite States. The American college gave a dinner In honor of the day, at which toasts were drunk to the pope and President Roose velt. Dr. Nevln also gave a dinner tonight to several members of the Loyal Legion, In cluding General Sawtelle, General Clos, General Ripley Cole Pole and Major Ab bott. The American and French ambassa dors and Baton Blane, formerly Italian min ister at Washington, were also among the guests. APPROvIi MUNICIPAL CARS Liverpool Tramway Manager t to Bupport City Ownership of Public Franchises. NEW YORK. Feb. 21. The steamship Etrurla arrived today, after a rough voyage across the Atlantic. Among the passengers was C. R. Bellemy, manager of the Liver pool tramways, which are under municipal control. He cornea to attend a convention at which the question of municipal owner ship of all public franchises Is to be dis cussed. He Is an enthusiastic advocate of municipal ownership and says that the Liverpool tramways have been operated by the city since 1S9T and the experiment has proved highly satisfactory. PNEUMONIA DOWNS PRELATE Blahop Merrill Lies Seriously III at Wesley Hospital, Chi. rtio, CHICAGO. Feb 22 Blahop Stephen M. Merrill of the Meihodlsl Episcopal church Is seriously 111 at the Wesley hospital hers with penumonla. it was said tonight that he mas holding his own. and bis doctors were confident he would rseover. MARCONI IS MUCH CAST DOWN Ultra Snt Tlilnk British (ioirrnmri Appreciate Ilia Invf n. (Inn. (Copyright. 11.1, by Press Publishing 'o.) UWDO.V, Frh. 22. (New York World Cablegram Special Telegram.) -'" Marconi rtlnrrl In the House of Con hls weeks em the guest of Hennlkv M. 1'., the postonVe reformer. " fa Mr. Marconi complained bitterly to w erai prominent statesmen, Including Pritm. Minister Dalfour, to whom he win In troduced, of the lukewarmness of the Hrltlsh government toward his Inven tion. Postmaster General Austen Chamberlain doea not think the Marconi system Is suf ficiently developed to be used a a method of communication for commercial pur poaea. "When It Is," he said In reply to Marconi's complaint, "I havo no doubt It will bo possible to secure Its advantages for the public In this country. I am at present In communication with the Mar coni company on the aubjoct." POPE FEASTS ROME'S POOR Pontiff Dines and 'Wines a Thousand In Honor of Pontifical Jnbllee. ROME, Feb. 22. Today was a great day for the poor of Rome, 1,000 of thein being fhe guests of the pope at a dinner in the Belvldoru court of the Vatican In honor of his jubilee. The tables were decorated with flowers and miniature papal flags. TLe guests were waited upon by nuns and the Swiss guards In brilliant unlforma kept order, tholr ben4 playing during the repeat. The excellent menu Included wine and dessert. Great enthusiasm was displayed and there were repeated crlee of "Long live Pope Leo." The pope desired to personally admin ister his blessing on the gathering, but, although ho was well, the doctors vetoed his wish In order that he might husband his strength for the coming functions. VON HOLLEBENJN DISGRACE Former Ambassador to Washington Bald to Re Much Rroken Down. (Copyright, 1903. by Press Publishing Co.) BERLIN, Feb. 22. (New York World Ca blegramSpecial Telegram.) Ambassador von Holleben has sought seclusion alnce Ms return from Washington to Germany. The World correspondent Inquired for htm both at hla hotel and at the foreign min istry without ascertaining his where abouts. It la said the' ambassador was ex tremely despondent when he arrived here. There has been no mention In the semi official papers of the kalaer having even formally summoned him to the palace. Von Holleben la spoken of In official circles a a broken man and as no paper dare publish any vindication of his course he Is liable to pass the remainder of hla days under a cloud of suspicion, though no offense has ever been publicly set forth. CZAR INSTRUCTS JOURNALISTS Tells Newspapers to Treet Saltan Kindly and Ignore Russia's Doings la Persia. . ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 22. The govern ment. In a secret circular sent to the press, calls attention to the declaration published In The Official Messenger February 15, In which the newspapers are instructed to re frain from publishing articles hostile to Turkey in connection with the Macedonian situation. Today's circular says the previous declar ation clearly Indicated the constant desire of the czar peacefully and earneatly to pro mote reforms In Turkey, and It recom mends the papers to abstain from super fluous attacks upon the sultan, and the Turkish government. Another circular forbids the mention of the participation of the Russian govern ment and Its local agents In the construc tion of highways In Persia. MRS. MACKAY LIVES QUIETLY Seldom Been Except at Church During- Her Reoent Stay in Paris. (Copyright. 1908, by Press Publishing Co.) PARIS, Feb. 22 (New York World Ca blegram Special Telegram.) Mrs. John W. x-wcaay. wno nas Deen staying quietly at Moiei Kits ror tnree weeks, left for Rome on Thursday to vlalt her daughter, Prin cess Colonna. Mrs. Mackay lived retired while In Paris, having no receptions, no visitors, and going out rarely except to the church of the English speaking Catholics on Avenue Hoche, of which she la one of the mainstays. She did not even go down to dinner at the Rltz, but took her meals In her own room. Her only com panion was a little dog, of which she s exceedingly fond, watching It with jealous care since the loss of her former pet, which died the laat time she was In Paris. KAISER TAKESJJP A NEW FAD At Present Time tbe German Ruler Is Enthusiastic Over the Automobile. (Copyright, 193, by Press Publishing Co.) BERLIN. Feb. 23. (New York World Ca. blegram Special Telegram.) The German kaiser la still enthusiastic about autonio - hiiiJi n t. oftn k.. t. i. Potsd.n. In a variety of horseless vehicles. Being of a martial disposition it Is onlv natural that he should seek to adapt motor car. to the requirement, of war. He has at least one that he usee on his visits to troops. Inspections and other military ex peditions, and It la reported that he In- tends to use It at the next grand army maneuvera. At the present moment, how- his attention is being given largely ever. to engagements in which the powder tin- ployed la not loaded Into cannon or rifles FIRST REQUISITE FOR STARF " Mrs. Gardner Has a Dlvovee and Now Studying Maale. Is (Copyright, 1903, by Presa Publishing Co.) PARIS. Feb. 22. (New York World Ca- blegram 6peclal Telegram.) Mrs. Gard - ner, the divorced wife of the Gardner of the flrm of Gardner 8erpoflet, has returned to Pari, for the season and will pursue her musical studies. It la proposed to organize next season a series of musical recital. In Paris at which American 4alent exclusively will be repre sented and Mrs. Gardner probably will make her debut then. MORGAN IS A HARD FIGHTER Keeps Up the Contest for His Pet Plan, the Nicaragua Canal Route. PROPOSED ANNEX TO THE CAPITOL Mext Few Years Likely to Bee I.e. rare .Additions to the Pnhlle Rnlldlna- at the "eat of Rational Government. (ft. n a, Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, Feb. 22. (Special.) The manner In which Senator Morgan of Ala bama has carried on hla fight against the rnnama proposition and In favor of the Nicaragua route Is a pathetic IllustratloVi of the vigor and energy sometimes shown by an old man In the United States senate. It Is now nearly thirty years since Mr. Morgan began to advocate the construction of a canal across Nicaragua by the United 8ates. Since he began his propaganda millions of dollars hsve been expended by private Individuals and corporations In the preliminary work of the construction of a canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific through the Nicaragua route. At various times during that period It has seemed probable that this particular plan would be Indorsed by the federal government. But at last the French company, owning the rights and franchisee for a canal In the republic, of Colombia, made euch propo sition that It was deemed most expedient to take up the work Inaugurated by De Les- J seps and carry It to completion. After the i United States had once been committed to thia proposition It seems futile for any one to undertake to negative the action of the administration and of congress. Still Senator Morgan never abandoned ths fight for a moment. On the contrary he haa al lowed no opportunity to slip by In which he might continue his contest. During th.i past few days the executive sessions of the senate have been devoted to the consider ation of the Panama canal treaty. No one has thought for a moment from the outset of the discussion that any possible contin gency could arise which would lead the United Statce to reoede from the action which It has already taken and to provide for a canal by the way of Lake Nicaragua. Yet Senator Morgan haa talked day after day in favor of his pet project. He Is an able and brilliant man and when he becomes enthusiastic upon any subject he can dem onstrate his ability to discuss It to the utmost degree. There are perhaps a dozen senators who agree with Mr. Morgan that the Nicaragua route is by far the better of the two, and there are some who even go so far as to assert that the day will come when two canals will be necessary to accommodate the commerce which must pass from one ocean to the other. But after all the Panama canal will be the first constructed and It will, of course, be built under the auspices of the United States government. There can scarcely be a doubt that Mr. Morgan realizes this fact, but the knowledge has not prevented him from doing everything In his power to further his original proposition. A few days ago ex-Senator Warner Mil ler of New York was In Washington and during his visit he took occasion to heartily Indorse everything - that Mr. Morgan haa done. Mr. Miller was one of the principal promoters of the Nicaragua Canal com pany, which concern spent more than $1,000,000 In surveys and preliminary work. Mr. Miller did not hesitate to express him self very forcibly and he said that In hla Judgment, acquired from a personal knowl edge of the physical condition, that the Panama canal can never be put into suc cessful operation. Mr. Miller believes that whatever money may be paid to the French company for Its rights will be virtually thrown away and that the day will come within a very few years when the world will admit that the Nicaragua route Is the only feasible one. Annex to the Capitol. The house of representatives has again demonstrated Its faith in Mr. Elliott Woods, the superintendent of the capltol, who Is the official architect of congress. "Uncle" Joe Cannon, soon to be elected speaker, who la not given to advocating extravagant ap propriations. Is the father of the plan to adopt Mr. Woods' Idea for the erection of a great office building for the uae of mem bera of the house of representatives and to be, connected with the capltol proper by subway. Upon Mr. Cannon's motion the house adopted an amendment to the sundry civil appropriation bill, authorizing the purchase of a site and the expenditure of $3,100,000 In the erection of the building upon plans drawn up by Mr. Woods. It is proposed to acquire the property facing Cap lt0l park on the aouth, and to put up modern convenient nmc hnllriln. which B will enable members to attend to the af fairs of their districts in proper manner without being compelled to pay office rent out of their private purses. The extent to which members are subjected to this ex pense Is not realized outside of Washing ton, and few people even here realize that the offices maintained for the benefit of their conatltuents by nearly 100 representa tives must be maintained at the private ex pense of tbe member. Some of these offices cost from $1,000 to $1,200 a year. In addi tion to the cost of clerks and stenographers who occupy them. The senate, on the other hand, furnishes each of its members with a room. The majority of the senators are quartered in what is known aa the sen ate annex, a six-story building to the north of the cspltol grounds, which was erected for a hotel some fifteen yeara ago by a man from Baltimore. The hotel nas a dismal failure from the outset. The owner of :he property found that he bad an ele- j 1 . ' . " ' , , " K"-"1 cf frfurt be succeeded in unloading It upon fhant on his hands, and after a great deal ' ,he, -" a comfortable advance I on 1,8 orllnal c08t' SooD """ward It was found necessary to practically rebuild tbe T! TT !" """?!' of ",etr- .Toda' It Is a mUerable substitute for a real office bulliling, inconveniently located, badly ar ranged and with nothing like modern faci II- I "e8 ,or 'e tr,""8t'l,nn business. The senate will undoubtedly Indorse the action j cf ,he hoU8e ',n Providing. the mean, for the erection of an office building for the I PPu'r r,m,M" ions'-"- mere is alio ! a proposition pending to acquire a alte and ! "lt " imllar h north side . , ih. .anitnl fin s. tn hnlanee nn aa I. 1 i capitoi so as to balance up, as it the architectural s.ct of the sur- ings. Whether or not thl. may be during the present session of eon- were I round done I gress. It Is certain that a new office build- i Ing tor tbe senate will be authorized within a very few year.. Such a structure le badly ! needed, and the need is recognized on all ! sides. ew Public Bu!ldlana. Within the next five year, there will be rereral notable addition, to the public building, of tbe national capital. Con gress ba. already authorized tbe erection of a floe new bullrt'ng for the uae of the Department of Justice. It would have been (Continued ea FUUl Paga.) THROW MAN THROUGH WINDOW Strike Rioters Attack Indiana Power House and Injure Loyal Work man. SOUTH BEND, lnd., Feb 22 An attempt was made by a mob of 1".0 men to wreck the power house of the Indiana Railway company and do Injury to the employes here today. There were seven men at the power house when the attnek was'made. One, the watchman, named Deltrbh. was thrown bodllv through a window nnd seriously In jured. J. A. Ovvltt and M. U Lester were badly pummelled and gashed by brickbats, stones and clubs. The attack was planned for an hour when It was thought the pollen could not reach the scene In force, but a detail ar rived In time to effect several arrests. Among those srrested are two employes of the company on strike. They will be charged with conspiracy, riot and assault with Intent to kill. OMAHA ROAD GRANTS RAISE Conductors and Trainmen Heaeh Settlement oa Wastes Controversy. ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 22. The Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis Umaha yesterday reached a settlement with the committee of. conductors and trainmen, who have been negotiating for a 20 per cent Increase since January 1. A detailed schedule providing minute reg- ulattons for each run and division on the road was signed by the committeemen and General Superintendent A. W. Trenholm. The schedule will become effective aa soon as It Is approved by the' grand officers of the trainmen's organizations and the pres ident of the road. The moRt Important concessions gained by the men were substantial Increases In wages. On some runs the advance is as high as 25 per cent. The Great Western committee Is rapidly approaching a settlement. SETTLED STRIKE IS RENEWED California Copper Miners End Fight for Short Honrs and ow Com bat Discrimination. REDDING, Cal., Feb. 22. The strike at the Mountain Copper company's mines and smelters at Keswick is on again. A demand for an eight-hour day was re cently settled apparently satisfactorily to both aides. Today the local committee of the Western Federation of Miners an nounced that the company was discriminat ing against union men. a number ct whom had been informed that they would not be re-engaged. A strike was accordingly declared. The manager of the company de nies the Ltatements of the committee. As a result of a disousston of unionism today near Keswick a German hotel man who was opposed to Iaber unions, was shot and killed by George Galllnger, freight agent and member of a railroad union. WILL TRY UNDER SEA BOAT Naval Authorltlea Propose Vigorous Test of New Submarine Tor pedo Craft. NEW YORK, Feb. 22. The submarine torpedo boat Protector, a new type of vessel shortly to be tried for tbe purpose of demonstrating Its capabilities to officers of the United States navy, is belug over hauled at City Island. Protector was built In Bridgeport, Conn., by its Inventor and owner. Captain Simon Lake. The vessel Is designed -for harbor defense. It Is sixty feet long, of eleven feet beam, draws twelve feet of water and weighs about 200 tons. It Is built of steel and equipped with two wheels to enable It to travel along the bottom of the sea. There are two torpedo tubes, one fore and one aft while an opening In the bow will admit of a diver leaving tbe boat to cut cables or mine connections. MITCHELL FORESEES TROUBLE Goes to Aid Wages Conference la Illinois, but Fears Miners' Claims. INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. Feb. 22. John Mitchell, president of the United Mine Workers of America, left tonight ior Springfield, III., where he will attend the convention of the Illinois miners and the joint conference with the operators. The citizens of Springfield will give a reception in his honor tomorrow night. Mr. Mitchell says there may be trouble In the settlement of the wage scale of Illinois. The thin vein miners In the north ern part of the district made a hard light against accepting the wage scale agreed upjn at the national conference and they are still dissatisfied with the scale signed with the basing point, Danville. WOOD ALC0H0L SLAYS TWO Mother and Daughter Blake Fatal Mistake in Mlsluff Medicinal Dra ft. SCHENECTADY, N Y.. Feb. 22 Mrs. George Stave, aged 5t, and her daughter, Mrs. Lemuel David, aged 27, died today from drinking wood alcohol. They had been accustomed to drink small quantities of hot diluted grain alcohol to relieve Illness and during the night, neither one being well, they prepared by mistake wood alcohol and drank it. BANKER MILLS REPORTED ILL Aged Financier Catches Cold Which Speedily Develops Into tirlp. NEW YORK, Feb. 22 D. O. Mills, the banker, who is In his seventy-eight year, tn. a week ago whlrh develoi he contracted a severe cold ped Into the grip. Caller, at hia reslden. e today were told that Mr Mills' condition wa. not regarded . criic "'"'l' TWELFTH CORNELL MAN DIES Fever Claims Another Student Victim and Also Conquers Ithaca Woman. ITHACA. N. Y.. Feb. 21. Two deaths from typhoid occurred here today. One, waa that of Francl. E. Swarti of Marlboro, N. Y., a senior tn the Cornell college of Isw. the twelfth student to succumb to the disease, and the other that of Mrs. W. C. Taber a resident of the cUy. MONEY BILLS ARE HELD IP Statehood Debate Eoldi Senate Businesi Back All Session. TEN CASH MEASURES STILL TO DEAL WITH Only K.laht lvaya Are Left In Which to Make Appropriations Long Sitting Seem Certain Now. WASHINGTON. Feb. 22. The course of proceedings In the senate during the pres ent week will depend largely upon tbe statehood bill. If there Is no agreement the bill will continue to cut a figure in the proceedings whether It be under considera tion or not. Just as It haa done for the greater part of the session. If the canal treaty Is proceeded with the statehood bill It will do much to shape Its course; If the treaty Is put aside and the appropriation . - 1- ,W . I 111 I uiiib mKea up, nip Biaienuuu tjufBi iuu win present Itself In the shape of riders on those bills. Postofllre Rill Firm. According to the present program, the postofllce appropriation bill will be the first of the supply measures to be considered. It Is Indeed the only one of these bills not yet passed, which has been reported from committees. It carries the statehood bill as a rider, and unless an understanding Is arrived at before the bill Is taken up the question of Its retention will Immediately confront the senate. That will be the crit ical period In the statehood bill's career. Some of the anti-statehood senators con tend that it can be beaten as a rider and advocate an Invitation to this test of strength. In accordance with the annual custom In the senate on Washington's birthday, the proceedings tomorrow will begin with the reading of Washington's farewell address. The reading this year will be performed by Senator Dubois (la.). At the conclusion of this ceremonw Senator Cullom (III.) will move that the senate proceed to the con sideration of the canal treaty in executive session. If In tbe meanttm a compro mise on the statehood bill haa been effected it Is believed the ratification of the treaty can be secured within a day or two. But whether there is an adjustment on th statehood bill or not, or whether the treaty Is ratified or not, It is Intended that many more days will be allowed to elapse before taking up the appropriation bills. With only eight working days of the session left, all senators appreciate that It Is essential that there should be little more delay In voting the necessary supplies for the sup port of ihe government for the next fiscal year. Many Rllla In Danger. Of the thirteen appropriation bills, six have so far been considered by the senate proper, but several of the remaining seven have had the attention of senate commit tees. Three have not, however, been re ceived from the house of representatives. Two of the appropriation bills, namely, the pensions and the diplomatic and con sular bills, have passed both houses and received tbe signature of the president. Thp legislative, executive and judicial bill Is ready to go to the president; the army bill Is In se-ond conference; the Indian i and the District of Columbia bills, are both in conference with many differences to ad just; the postofllce bill has been reported to the senate; the agricultural bill and the military academy hill have received final consideration at the hands of the committees having them In charge and are ready for report; and the sundry civil hill Is undergoing the scrutiny of the commit tee on appropriations and will be reported during the week. The naval bill, the forti fications bill, and the general deficiency bill are still In the house of representatives. In order to conclude Its work on the appropriation bills and transact other ne cessary business before March 4, tbe sen ate will find it necessary, regardless of the statehood bill and the canal treaty, to hold longer aesstons than ordinarily and It Is probable that during the greater part of the time henceforth the dally sittings will begin at 10 or 11 and run Into the night. Tomorrow's session, however, begins at noon. HOUSE HAS CLEAR DECKS Practically AJ1 Sessional Work Dis posed of Except General Deficiency Bill. WASHINGTON. Feb. 22. The house en ter, the laat full week of the session with the decks practically cleared of everything except appropriation bills. Only one of these, tbe general deficiency, which was re ported yesterday, remains to be passed. Several Interesting contests are expected on a number of bills in conference. Es pecially spirited would be tbe fight over tbe proposition to accept a statehood amend ment if one should come to the house as a rider on an appropriation bill. It would command the solid support of the demo cratic Bide, and It la believed enough re publicans to accept It, although It would be strongly resisted by the republican lead er. The Philippine currency bill ha been set for Tuesdsy. The suspension day which, under the rules, precedes the expiration of each con gress, begin, on Wednesday and by means of the parliamentary expedient of making motions under suspension of the rule parliamentary knots can be cut and legislation expedited. The Fowler currency bill will continue t be the stop gap whenever matters are not pressing, but there seems no prospect of Its passage. There is an intimation, how- ever, that it might serve a useful purpose in case the Aldrlch deposit bill should come over from the senate. It Is said that the latter bill could be substituted for tbe former without going to committee, either by striking out all after the enacting clause of the Fowler bill or through the opera tlons of a apeclal rule. If neither of these courses was adopted, the bill would be re ferred to tbe ways and means committee, which could report It forthwith, as It Is well understood that a reference to tue com mittee on banking and currency would be equivalent to. Its death. The reference to the ways and means con.mlttee can be I " ' 1h, rmlnd ,h.. l interest on government depos.t In the na- tlona! bsnks, and to that extent la a reve- nue mea.ure. BID FAREWELL TO QUIGLEY Sis Thousand Buffalo People Pay Re. spects to Chicago's ew Archbishop. BUFFALO. Feb. 22 Six thousand peo ple today gave a farewell reception to Most Rev. Jamea E. Qulxley, who. sen week leaves Buffalo to take up hi work aa archbishop of Chicago. CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER Forecast for Nebraska Fair Monday; Tuesday Knlr In Kst Probably Snow In West Portion. ', Temperature At Omaha Yesterdayi Hour. Dest. Hour. Deg. It n. m KM 1 p. m 42 a. m 2M U p. m 41 T a. m itN ! p. m .41 Ha. m Silt 4 p. in 4l II a. in .12 It p. m 4T in a. m ...... 35 H p. nt ...... 44 It a, m as T p. m 42 til m 4i H p. m 4(1 0 p. u 811 LEAVE-TAKING OF MR. TREFZ Pastor of Kountse Memorial Lutheran Church Formally Presents Hfs Resignation. Rev. Edward Frederick Trefz, pastor of Kountze Memorial Lutheran church for three years and six months, formallv an nounced his resignation to his congrega tion yesterday morning. He will terminate his connection with the church on Sunday, April 12, to go to Blnghamton, N. Y., where he will be pastor of the First Congrega tional church. His farewell words expressed regret at leaving and satisfaction with the accomplishment of his work here. He de clared tbst bis Incumbency of the pulpit has been most happy. The members of the church are requested to assemble Monday evening, March 2, to declare the pulpit va cant, according to the constitution. As to his reason for making the change, Mr. Trefz said: "Apparently It seems that the question of finance and prestige haa lent influence to my decision, but this Is not true. When the accounts are balanced my new field presents no financial advantage, and surely. I could not wield a greater power In cer tain directions there than I have In Omaha during at least tbe last two years. That part of my ministry which I most enjoy. and which I feel to be most Important, have had no opportunity to exercise while among you. The prophet of God must havo time to spend at least an hour or two hours each day In brooding and meditation and listening to overturea from the Beyond. He should, likewise, come Into personal touch with each of his people, and from this experience, bring forth his sermins and the work of his ministry to its fullest bloom and blossom." As to his work here the clergyman says: "In these three years and more of my ministry, I have been privileged to see the growth and prosperity of this church through such marvelous strides as It never enjoyed In Its previous history. We have come from comparative obscurity to take the foremost place In the front ranks of the churches of this city. We have made It a center of religious influence, a power for righteousness, a refuge for the tempted and distressed, and a source of encourage ment and hope to all those who are cast down." BASIS OF FRANCHISE VALUE Representative Douglas Says All Mem bers Are Not Satisfied with Gross Receipts. Representative Dougla of Rock county, a member of the Joint revenue committee. pent Sunday In Omaha. Speaking of the bill which this committee has completed and prbbably will Introduce today n the bouse, he said there was some division among the members as to certain provi sions. For Instance, the amendment tacked on within the past few day specifying the new method of assessing franchises of cer tain corporations to assess their gross earnings aside from their tangible prop erty. This did not meet the unqualified ap proval of Mr. Douglas or some others of the committee, and there is s disposition to revise this feature of the bill. Jt la understood from other source that President Frank Murphy and W. V. Morse of the Omaha Street Railway company and Paul Clark, representing similar Lincoln corporations, were instrumental in secur ing the adoption by the revenue committee of this amendment, assuring the members that such a change would not decrease their taxes, but would have a tendency to Increase them. Yet they are said to have argued that even If It did Increase them thl would be more satisfactory to them, a It would make the aasessment definite and enable them to avoid annoying litiga tion likely to arise under the present con ditions. Senator Saunders of Dougla county, who, by the way, on not preaent at the meet ing of the committee at Lincoln when the matter of assessing the public service cor poration was up, I credited with being stoutly opposed to any change In the prea ent system of valuation. OMAHA RECLAIMS LOST SON Cudaby's Late Electrician Decides to Return from Hudson Valley Railway Job. GLENN'S FALLS. N. Y., Feb. 22. General Manager 8. 8. Joselyn of the Hudson Val ley Railway company has resigned to be come the general manager of the Union Terminal Railway company, with head quarters at Sioux City, la. Chief Electrician C. C. Fitch of the Hud son Valley railroad leave. In a few day for Omaha, to resume his old position aa chief electrician of the Cudahy Packing company plants. BAKED TO DEATH IN OVEN Pennsylvania Child Rolls Into Coke Klin (pun Stumbling on Hill Above. CONN ELLS VILLE, Pa.. Feb. 22 Mary Kohland, aged 11, met a horrible death to night by being burned alive In a coke oven. The little girl In running down bill rolled Into one of the hot ovens. Men at work nearby broke Into the oven and secured the body, but It was burned to a crisp, hardly a semblance of a human form be ing left. Movements of Ocean teasels Fru. 22. At New York Arrived: Etrurla, from IJverpool and Queensiown; Hecla, from Copenhagen and Chrlnilula; Muln, from Bremen: Mtnnetonka from Ijndon. Sailed: Menominee for lindon. , At The Lizard Passed: Flnlanh, from New York, for Southumpion ami Antwerp. At Inlstrahull I'nsned: I'omerunlan, from New York, for Olasgow. At Kingston, Jamaica, Arrived: Princes Victoria lulae, from New York, on West Indian cruise. At Uverpool Arrived: Taurlc, from New Yrk. At Qiieetisiown Arrived: Ivernla. from New York, for Uverpool. and proceeded. Sailed: Campania, from Uvtrpool for New York. At Movllle Billed: Ethiopia, from Glas gow, for New Voik. At Yokohama Arrived: Klimhu Maru. from Seattle and Victoria, lllogo, Shang hai and Hong Kong: Gaelic rrorn H.ni Francisco via Honolulu for Hlogo Na gasaki, ehangbai and ltoo stung. TIME TO SHOW UANDS Revenue Bill Will Certainly Be Presented to House This Afternoon. GOES DIRECT TO THE GENERAL FILE This is Done in Order to Eead Off Regular Committee Opposition. FATE OF THE MEASURE IS UNCERTAIN Indications that tbe Railroads Are Playing (tame Under Cover. WORKING NOW WITH THE FUSI0NISTS Predicament of the Douglas County Delegation Is Causing Much Merriment for the Other Members. (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, Feb. 22 (SDeclal.)-The rrv of "wolf" has been heard so often In con nection with the introduction of the rev- ' euue bill that when the committee give out the asaurlng statement that the bill will be Introduced In the houee Monday everybody aeems to be from Missouri. But It really look, like nothing could atop the bill now. It Is completed and every plan has been made for ita presentation to the lower branch of the legislature. The Idea Is to introduce the bill at the afternoon session tomorrow, when all the member will be present. It will be submitted the product of the joint committee p pointed by the house and senate to frame such a measure. It will be recalled that the house rev enue committee was ignored when the work of drafting this Important' bill came up and a special committee named from that body to act Jointly wlh the regular committee from the senate. There is therefore some sore feeling on the part of some of the , members of this committee, and it I little doubted that they would like nothing bet ter than a chance to hang up the bill. But they are very Lkely to be denied this priv ilege as the plan Is to havo the bill go directly to the general file, passing over the heads of the regular revenue commit tee, to which it would be referred to If referred to any. It is hsrdly safe to venture a prediction as to the course of the bill or It fat after reaching the legislature. It I known from the gentlemen themselves, that same of the revenue committeemen are dissatis fied with certain provisions of the meas ure and would like to have an opportunity of amending It. Douglas, for Instance, who from the start, was, of the opinion that nothing but fragmentary revision hould be attempted, la not In ympathy with tho entire bill, though admitting that there I much to cotrmend In It. He took excep tion, when, In his absence, the committee decided to slip In a goodly part of the Kan sas revenue bill and not nntll last week would he consent to meet with hi col leagues on this account.-- Mr. Dtuglt and other further object to the method of a- ' sesslng franchlsed corporations, a adopted within the last few days. So that If the bill Is torn to pieces after It reaches, tbe house there will be little surprise. Position of the Railroads. V.'hat tbe railroads Intend doing about the measure Is not certain. The Union Pacific has nude known Its endorsement of the bill and It I naturally supposed It meets the approval of the other railroad Interested. It waa, of course, the 'original position of the railroads that revision of the revenue laws waa unnecessary, but since they were unablo to wholly prevent revision, they have done the best they could toward having tbe old laws revised favorable to their interests and the ques tion in, Have they not succeeded so ad mirably a. to make opposition to the pas sage of the bill superfluous? If they have not, then they still have resources from which to draw in trying to defeat tbe bill. Within the past week toe presence at the Capital City of such well known and astute democratic politician as Benton Maret and Jim Dahlman has given rise to the s'ory that the railroads were endeavoring to line up the fu.lont.ta against this bill and tbe Omaha tax com missioner bill. They cannot hope to se cure all 'heir rtrength from the rank of the majority and the wisdom of working among the fuslonlst has become apparent to them. The fuslonlst have kept mom to what they Intend to do. Their leader In the house. Loom is of Dodge, was one of the most active and useful member of he revenue committee and it I supposed that if the bill meets hi approval, he may exert hi. influence to bring hi. comrade. In line for the bill. Amused at Douglas Members. Another tntereatlng situation In the leg islature Is the position of the Dougla county member on H. R. 380. The mem ber themselves don't seem to know Just what they ought to do. With the pande monium of appeals for support from their constituent sounding In their ears, open opposition to the bill they certainly mult realize would be a fatal political move, still for aome reaaon they certainly are faltering In their espousal of the cauae which this J measure represent. Thl complex sltua tlon la furnishing a good deal of amuse ment to other members of tbe house and senate. Nelson and Gilbert of the house commit tee on cities and towns will, as was stated a The ilee, submit a minority report today on the South Omsha charter bill, opposing j the Roberts amendment providing for the tax commissioner exemption clause, for which they voted tbe other night when tbe committee unanimously recommended the bill for passage. This clause la precisely the opposite of H. R. 330 and the two Dougla county man, in giving their explanations for their for mer action, recognize the fatality of sup porting It. This week, with so many Important meas ures on and pending ought to ba a most eventful one In the history of the twenty eighth session of the Nebraska legislature. QUITS THE NEWSPAPER FIELD Es-Seualor Allen Disposes of the Journal He Started About av Year Ago. MADISON, Neb., Feb. 22. (Special.) Ths Mall, a newspaper which ex-Senator Allen started about a year ago, has been con solidated with tbe Star, and J. B. Dono van, tbe editor of the Star, will conduct the consolidated Journal In the future. Ths reason assignee- by Mr. Allen for Belling tbs paper Is (hat his law practice makes such demands upon his time that he Is unable to devote the attention necessary to ths nswspsper.