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The OmahA Daily- Bee.
ESTAnLISIIED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, THUI5SDA Y MOKNINU. jjKCp.AIHi:i. ., 11)03 TWELVE. PA(ES.
SIN'OLE COPY thi:ee cents.
SIGNS CANAL TREATY
Eetablio of Panima Approve lnstrnmebv
Giving Conoeesion to United States.
NO CHANGE MADE IN THE AGREEMENT
l'ocument 8rgned by Representative of
Isthmus i It Left Washington.
JUNTA ISSUES NEW JUDICIAL DECREE I
. a- . i m . 1 I
declares That Power t Makt Treaty Kelts
with Itself. I
WILL BE RETURNED IN A SHORT TIME
F.x peeled That Docoment Will Be Sent
to tolled States Resale Before
Adjournment of Rnolar Ses
sion for Holidays.
PANAMA. Dec 2. The canal treaty was
signed at 11:33 a. m. today. No change was
made In the Instrument. It being eigne!
wlih HtUa comment.
When every preparation had been com-
Dieted for the actual signing of the treaty
a government decree was adopted stating:
Whereas, a ruarantee of the Independence
of the isthrr.us ha been obtained, and I
Whereas clerliy l;MP" J "T
ment of this obligation on the part of the
I'nlted fit nle and the Junta or the pro- i
vision"! government forrnod, by th unanl-
moiis will of the people of the Isthmus and
possessing full sovereign powers over me
Isthmus lerntory, oe u
Resolved and decreed, That tne treaty oe i
approvea in an its pun
treaty rn. ..-,.
i-. H.....I, A(Tlr rxnrilla. ar-
nvea nere irom eoion yeswroay ...
new canal treaty. The treaty was oixcussea
last night and, it is expected, was ratified
day by the Republic of Panama.
Rear Admiral J. O. Walker arrived on
the same train that brought Senor Esprllln. I
Senors Alrangn and Arias, with some of
the ministers of the new republic, met the
party at the government palace, where the I
chest containing the treaty was placed on I
a table in the main office. At 4 o clock
In the afternoon members of the Junta and I
of the ministry assembled In the grand I
salon of the palace. The chest and two
small tin boxes, addressed to the members I
of the Junta and bearing the seals of Mln-
Ister Bunau-Varilla, were placed on a table I
fn the center of (the room. Senor Esprllla I
opened the chest and withdrew the cotton
wrsnnera. flnallv bringing to light the I
treaty, enveloped In the Panamanian flag. I
The treaty was addressed to the members
of the ministry by Senor Bunau-VariUa. I
The seal was then formally broken and
the paper handed to the members of the
Junta, .There was only one copy in the
KnrlUh laniruaae 'I
After discussing Its nrovisions the mln.
.,r,Kr. nf tha Junta signed the I
document with a special gold-pen purchaaed
for the occasion. It is probable they will
. i. t- ijniml w.tknp foe transmission I
to Washington. I
fioes to Senate Tfcls Month.
WASMTNOTON. Deo. S. It la expeciea oy
the eresldent that tho tiwty with Panama
providing for the construction of the
l.tliiwlan .anal will Km returned to Wash-1
.....u.n avaalrtt Thai I nilloa linns I
i.Kiui. ii.hii ........ - i
are now that the treaty win . be trans
mitted to the senate before the adjourn
ment of congress for the Christmas holi
HMiator Cullnm. chairman of the foreign
relations committee, had a conference with I
the president today regarding the treaty.
He Indicated that opposition to the ratlfl- I
cation Would develop. I
......... .... I
Official NotlOeatlon of Action.
Two telegrams, one from the Junta and I
the other from the minister for foreign f- I
f.ilrs-of the Rcpubllo of Panunia, annourv- I
clng the approval of the llay-Hunau-Va- I
rllla treaty were received by Minister Bu. I
nau-Varllla today. They are as follows: I
PANAMA. Dec; I. At 10:30 a. m. the I
Junta ban tlnlxberi the examination ana ap- I
proven hiiu sigiicu me canai tresty.
Miniater or rwrelan Keiations.
PANAMA, Deo. J. We are hnppy to com
municate to your excellency that we have
Just rail (led the Ilsty-Bunau-Varllla treaty I
without iniiiiiiicattiin and unanimously.
Ilia official act has been received with
niiiilmous approbation. Signed.
J. A. AK.tlllll,
Members of the Junta.
MlniHter Punau-Varllla will communicate
the news received by him to Storetury
The treaty, aa approved and signed by
the Panama Junta, will be returned
promptly to Minister Bunau-Varilla at
Washington. To Insure its safe and prompt
transmission without Interference by offi
cials anywhere, the treaty will be m
trusted to Consul General Uudger at Pan-
SMia Vi r saulll fnrtaruprl it Ia "W u uriin tri n
...... . - . """-"
In the American diplomatic mall pouch,
Instructions to this en-cot already nave
been sent to Mr. uudger by hecreiary Hay.
This courtesy was extended at the request
of Minister Bunau-Varilla, who is anxious
that there shall be no Interruption to the
sate return or the approved treaty to
SAM PARKS NEAR TO DEATH
Imprisoned. Labor Delegate Sent
Hospital Suffering: with Ad
REW YORK. Iec. t "8am" Parks,
forn.erly biiMnrsa agent of the local House-
smiths' and Brlileemen'a union. Is In the
Ix spltsl cf the prison to which he recently
nua sent for conspiracy In taking money
from employers to tall off strikes.
Parks was removed from his cell to the
hKpltal by direction of the prison phy
sician, who ays ho Is a very III man.. The
labor leader l a victim of consumption and
It ia n peeled ha will be trausferrJil to the
prison hospital at Iannemora.
When Parka arrived at Sing Sing he was
put to work in tha brush shop. The work
Is not bard and' for a short time Parks
tolled aliuig with the rest of the convicts,
but ths rice confinement soun began to tall
and Ii6 broke down completely, neceaai
latlng his removal to the hospital.
MARX WiLL CHANGE HIS PLEA
I'rrarbrr In t it Barn ae in Chicago
Will Biand trial
ClilCAlIO. Dec. S.-tlustav Marx, tke
only one of the car barn lutiidlta who when
arraigned In court pleaded guilty, engaged
a lawyer today and prvpared to change the
l.u to one of not guilty, it Is not prob-
ic. tiirrer.ire, lhat Marx will be tried ai
.n aa was txpected eter.l.y.
All of the gang have legal representatives
now. Tha bandits will. U u expectrd. all
plead ksrtditary Insanity.
SAN DC G0 MUST BE GOOD
Appror of Acta of Precedinsr Ad-
l ml Inn frfirf to e
' rare Recognition.
fc. ", '.OM1NOO, Dec. 2. Oenernl Auipw-
tin '. president of the provisional
ovfmiii i PRn Domingo, had a long
Interview Vl'lght with United States
Minister Pow ring which he demanded
that Senor tl. .11, former minister of
finance, should be withdrawn from the
board appointed by the government of
1 THnaManf Wr. v fill in i.rt.Hrnla tnm ' Ui t TV, a
8anto Domingo Improvement com
pany. Mr. Powell declined to act on this
uriiiHiiUt aim Btiiiei..f-inru nun itiui .lie
,tatpm.nt thBt ,ne rnted states could only
recognize the provisional government of
Ban Domingo when It agreed to observe
all lh. no.a .nrl nn rra a-ama,, t ' An t f ...I Inlfi
by former governments .with the United
It is reported here that a disturbance
headed by tleneral Cnndalarlna Korarn has
broken out at Baralonu on the southeast of
the Island. The general situation remains
unsettled and Jhere have been many dem
onstrations of dissatisfaction. It is ru
mored that several places In the north of
the islands are by no means tranquil, and
It Is considered desirable that the United
mates gunnoat isewport enouin remain
""re. The financial condition of the pro
visional government Is a desperate one.
WILMINGTON. Del.. Dec. 2.-Judge
George Gray today said he had not ac
cepted the appointment as representative
of the United States on the tribunal to
arbitrate the difference between the United
States and San Domingo arising out or
claims of the Santo Domingo Improvement
companv IlB .a)d ,ie hRd only received the
, ' . . ,,, ,,. .
not act upon n vtiiuoui care.u. l-uhbiucib-
conWWC AT ARRITR ATIDN
MlnllMe, iiayushl Glad to Be at Peace
with . Russia, bnt Insists
IXDNDON. Dee. 2. The Japanese mln
later, Huron Hayashl. received the news of
the basis of the agreement reached be-
tween Russia and Japan through the ex
elusive dispatches of the Associated Press
on the subject from Paris last night. He
"That is splendid news. I have waited
a long time In the hope of hearing it
With the basis reached. It will only be a
short time before the treaty Is signed
The whole difficulty so far has been to ar-
rive at a basis satisfactory to both na
Regarding the suggested arbitration cf
the difficulties between Japan and Rub
sia. oaron nayasni saia: .rno sucn propo
sltlon has been mentioned to me, and I
ooudi it me ftiancnurian question eould be
settled by that method. The Hague court
appears to me to exist more for the pur-
v " mierpreiing anony points oi ex
ireauoa man lor ueanng wun sucn
a umion question as juancnuria.
The other embassies here are Inclined to
a ..mi.ar view oi me arouration sug-
I XI . T 1. 1 J . I . 1 . w .
urni inai japan nas
iiuiruaiwu or ia negouniing ror eitner tnt
Chilian or Argentine warshlna built in
Kuiope for. those republics.
VICCC CTIinCMT'i Tflrt DlfiTnilC
. . .
university nas o ne f losea - Heeanse
of Their Defiance of Pro
KIEFF. Russia, Dec. 1 Tha university
here has been closed until January S be
cause of the renewal of disorders on the
part of the students. The latter refused
t0 reeognlae the authority of the court of
professors constituted to try twenty-nine
Btudents who were arrested as a result of
the recent disturbances, which occurred
among the students at Kleff and other
points. The students, on the present oc.
cawlon, met an attempt to shut them out
of the university by battering down the
gates and damaging the building, from
which finally they were ejected by a
force of Cossacks and police.
ln Uinu.M MCCn ft DDI V TUCDC
liu KwmL-ii nuuu nf t. iiil.hl.
House of Lords Decides They Are
Disbarred from Practicing
In La er C'oarts.
LONDON, Dec. !. The House of Lords
has finally decided that women are de
barred by their sex from becoming quali
fied lawyers In this country. The question
arose on the appeal of a Londoner, Miss
Ttorlh. f'nvfv j.Bnlnal th. Awittn ft thai
b9nchenl of Or.y's Inn not to admit her
as a student for the purpose of being
called to the bar. The court decided that
there was no precedent for a woman's ad
mission to the bar and no reason to create
a precedent. The benchers assert that the
i statutes ot uray a inn lgnoi-e women so
absolutely aa to leave them, the bench-
I er8i no power to admit a woman.
I . i
BLOWING UP RUSSIAN CAVALRY
I C hinese 1
Manchnrla Throw Ei.
plosives 1 nder the Horses
and Bar Bonds.
COLOGNE, Dec. 2. Eight regiments of
I I'uaniry ana a oriKHoe oi ariiuery are re
ported, according to a dlspat. h from St.
Petersburg to the Cologne Guiette, to be
about to leave Russia for the Leao Tnng
peninsula, with the view to tho active
prosecution of the forlilicatlon work.
j The dixpatch adds that the Chinese in
I Manchuria are delaying tha utmost ill
feeling toward the Russians. They pit In
the faces of KuhhIhii tifileers and Koldlern,
bar the roads lo troops and throw at
ploslvea at the fe-t of their horses.
CHRIST'S IMPERSONATOR DEAD
Joseph Maer. Crutral f'laare la the
Pnsslon Plns. Has t eased
NEW YORK. Pec. I. A dispatch from
Munich, Bavaria, announces the death of
Joseph Mayer, ex-burgomaster of Oberam
mergau, who was famous us the imperson
ator of ChrUtus in the Pasln Play of 1ST).
lw) and ixy.i, and who was the choir leader
In the performance In 1.
standard till onanany r:xuuuaa.
BUCHAREST, Roiimanla, Dee. 2. The
Stanilurd oil company Ins decided to de
velop the oil lauds of Kouniaula. Its rep
reaeiitattvra here today registered a com
pany In the local court.
Haul Wedalnat in February,
LONDON. Iec. 2. -The wedding of Prince
Alexander of Twit and Princess Alice of
Albany nas bovn et for the first week
In February at St. Ueorg'a chapW, Wind
VIEWS OF GENERAL BATES
Q!ts Opinion in Rf gard to Labor Diatnrb
anoet in Colorado.
TROUBLE AT MINES IS INSURRECTION
tale Sends !mlf Organised Com
puuy of Militia to Cripple ( reek,
and Miners Organise lorn
nlttee of Hafet). '
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.-MaJor General
John C- Bates, who was sent to Colorado
to Investigate. the disturbances In the Crip
ple Creek and Tellurlde mining districts has
submitted his report to Lieutenant General
Young, the chief of staff of the army, and
It was made public today. The report Is
dated Denver, November i9, and says:
I find that the disturbances jrt Cripple
Creek and Tellurlde amounted to Insurrec
tion against the state of Colorado, in tnat
mining, milling and other business was sus
ponoou tliere by reason of Imlmiuatlon,
threats and violence, vnd that the civil
iitttoera were not able to, or old not, main
The militia of the Mate has been employed
ami Is now employed at Cripple Creek ami
leliuride. I thina tne employment or tne
state troops necessary at lo.u these point
nii.i that they are now giving proper piO
tectiini lo life and property. At Crippie
Creek work has been resumed at the mines
and at lolluride one mine has resumed
operations, and i.wners inform me they
propose to t.pen other mines as rapidly as i
thev can secure workmen. It Is probable
that military guards will have to be main
tained at tne points mentioned tor some
time, nut i understand it is tne intention
to reduce the torce as rapidly as circum
stances will warrant, though in my opinion
no mater In I reduction can taieiy. oe maue
for some months.
At this lime United States troops are
not needed. There Is an unsettled condi
tion at the coal mines, both In the Trinld.-td
or southern olstrict nnd the new or north
ern district, wnlch may develop into such
disorder as to require the. use of troops.
Should this occur while the whole avail
able force of state troops Is employed at
Clippie Creek and Tellurlde, which is now
the case, 1 think federal troops 'will then
oe needed. At present, i unuerstann, no
violence Is being offered in the coal dis
tricts. But little coal Is now lieing mined
In the Trinidad district and none in the
northern district. Efforts are being made
to Increase the output from the former and
to open up the northern mines.
I learned of no conditions, such as inter
ference with United states mall, etc.. that
would make It the duty of the federal gov
ernment to Interfere without application
irom state autnorities.
Increase Military Force.
CRIPPLE CREEK. Colo., Dec. 2.-The
military force in this district was further
Increased today by the arrival of Company
G, Second regiment, which was organized
this week at Pueblo, and of forty recruits
from Denver, Colorado Sprlnga and Pueblo.
Company D, Second regiment, today took
poHHesslon of permanent quarters for tha
winter in the .Masonic temple In this city.
Union miners have organized a committee
of safety, the purpose of which. Is to pro
tect and defend union members should an
effort be made . to drive them (out of the
Ash Federal Protection.
DENVER. Deo. -2. The executive board
of the Western Federation of Miners has
sent tho following telegram to President
At the present time officers of the state
of Colorado, under the guise and pretext, of
enforcing law. have ordered a larae num
ber of reputable and self-sustaining cltlsena
and residents to Inave Tellurlde under oeit-
alty of being Imprisoned or otherwise se
verely dealt with. The clUxeus aud resi
dents are not guilty of any crime against
the laws nf the state or United States. The
constitution and laws of the United States
pertaining to civil rights are being fre
quently violated ami wa call on you under
the civil rights statutes and under section
1W of the Revised Statutes of the '-Ued
States to Investigate conditions prevailing
there and give to these persons who have
been so outraged the protection guaranteed
to them by the law ot the land.
'John Mitchell at Trinidad.
TRINIDAD, Colo., Dec. 2. Amid pro
longed cheering, waving of hats and hand
kerchiefs, President John Mitchell, of the
United Mine Workers of America, arrived
In Trinidad at ( o'clock tonight, eleven
hours late. Over 8.0UO men, women and
children, people In all walks of life, greeted
his arrival. As Mitchell stepped from the
tra(n a squad of thirty policemen sur
rounded him to keep back the crowd, which
was pressing in a mass to get a glimpse
of hiin. One thousand miners surrounded
the carriage containing Mr. Mitchell, John
F. Ream, representative of Mr. Mitchell,
and President Howells, of district No. 16.
and escorted them through the main street
to the hotel, a distance of four blocks,
there being a continual ovation along the
Mr. Mitchell Immediately retired to 'Ills
room with several members of the national
board. Crowds packed the streets, stop
ping all traffic for fully half an hour, clam
oring for a speech. State Labor Commis
sioner Montgomery and John L. Gehr, na
tional organizer, add reuse dthe crowds, stat
ing that President Mitchell had been alck
and waa tired out from his long Journey
and was unable to make an address to
night, but would make a public address be
fore leaving the city. The crowd Immedl
Mr. Mitchell was due at 7 o'clock this
morning, and a large crowd gathered at
the station, when it was learned that the
truin would not arrive tintll late this
evening. Word was telegraphed to the sur
rounding camps, and people came swarm
ing to Trinidad in all kinds "of vehicles.
Many brought their whole families. By
noon the town had a holiday appearance
and all business was practically suspended
for the balance of the day.
Tonight a secret conference Is being held,
those present being Mr. Mitchell and mem
bers of the national board who are here,
omciais or District No. 15 and the presl
dants of the various miners' unions. Noth
lug Is given out. The miners believe that
Mitchell will settle the strike before leav
toadlilous In Utah.
8COFIEI.D. Utah. Dec, 2.-A mass meet
ing of striking coal miners was held this
I'fternoon in the woods tvo n:ilca U'low
Broil. Id to consider the offer of coal official
to grant all the demands of ti e men except
recognition of the union. Many of the
striking miners are dispos! to accept the
offer and a break in the strikers' ranks is
retrded as probable, unless favorable ac
tlon U taken toward ending the strike.
Know Kolhlaa- of Hednrtton.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. Dec. l-Vlce Pres
ident Lewis of the United Mine Workers
said today in regurd to a report that a
wnoieaaie rcaucuon or miners wages was
contemplated In Illinois. Indian
s J Western Pennsylvania, that he had heard
I Homing or it.
Propose kirlke at Pill. burg.
PITTSBURG, Dec. 2. -All negotiations te
taeen the Amalgamated Association 'of
Street and Klectlic employes of Amerka
and the Pittsburg Railway company were
declared off today.
The employes will meet tomorrow night
to vote on the question of a strike.
Boston Cabmen Strike.
BOSTON. Dec. 2 Demanding shorter
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iM0RE officials to confess
Urnnd Hnulds AldOrmea rtunnlna; to
t to.fr since Sel-i-ry Reann
GRAND RAPIDS, jpVIich., Dec. 2. -The
Evening Tress aunounr-es that six mote of
the city officials whj were arrested ten
days ago on the charje of bribery as iho
result of l.ant K. Bnlsbury's confession to
the prosecuting attorney have decided to
waive examination in police court ami
plead guilty In the atiprrlnr court. One
other may be added to the list later today.
One of the attorneya for the Implicated
men, went to Prosecutor tVSrd and Police
Judge llnggarty and informed thetn that
some of the respondents wanted to waive
examination in police ( emirt and get Into
position where they oftil?f. eo at once Into
the superior court and. (.load guilty. Ar
rangements were made a in for the dis
position of the cases the lower court
and bonds are already pi pa rod or them.
This action was taker - a result of $
conference of attorneys' for the implicated
men. The majority instated lhat several
aldermen who have not already confessed
were weakening and thnr they would take
the stand and tell a'l th-- knew, the con
viction of the others Uvis being astnircd.
It was their contention ftst It Waa better
to plead guilty In hoe M lenient .treat
ment. V ,- '
This step has occasioned satisfaction to
Prosecutor Ward, who says: "I have been
satu-lled all along that Ifcatnbury was tell
ing the truth In the main. Just what por
tion of his confession. If any. Is not true
I am unable to determine, but reautts so
far bear out my belief in the truth of the
major portion of It. He may have drugged
In certain Innocent ones, but he certainly
has landed many of the guilty ones."
Lant K. Salsbury is ill and waa unable to
appear in police court this afternoon. An
adjournment of tho examination of ex
Alderman Ellen was taken until tomorrow,
with the provision that It may be taken
up again today should Salsbury becoma able
to apiiear. This also necessitates postpon
ing calling 'the examinations of the other
Aldermen Donovan and Slocum appeared
in police court this afternoon and an
nounced they would waive examination.
According to tho plan decided on previ
ously, they were at once bound over to tha
COTTON SPECULATORS WILD
Census 11 arena's Report starts Them
'' ( lamorlnar to Trade In , New
WASHINGTON. Dec. 2.-The Census
bureau today Issued a report on the quan
tity of cotton ginned from the growth of
1903, xiip to and including November 'A,
showing total commercial bales of 7,1170.437.
Of these 6.519,332 were square bales, 510,050
round bales and 40.S56 sea Island crop bales
There were 29.&06 ginneries cerated this
season up to and including November 14.
NEW YORK, Dec. 2. Great activity and
excitement had been expected at tho open
ing of the cotton market today, owing to
the Census bureau's report at midday, but
the scenes on the floor of the exchange;
where, brokers were shoving and pushing
and clamoring In their wild rush to buy or
soil, surpassed anything that I as been wit
nessed since tha, spectarplnr days ofthe
spectqr.)..r days Of. the
old Jelry earner. --"TheiTsYWirr
wer tremendous. Trading has been ex
traordinarily active all the season, and
perhaps never before has there len so
large' a speculative Interest in the market.
all standing to win or lose on the. report
of the Census bureau.
The opening was at an advance cf 1M1S
points, and the first influx of covering
carried March to within three points of
the 12 cents mark, that month selling at
11.97 cents, while December reached 11.09,
Ja iuary 11. W and May 11.91. Realising
was extremely heavy, but the undertone
never lost Its strength or excitement. The
Liverpool market, which had been rather
lower than due, joined in the general
strength, and New Orleans was quite as
active and excited as the local market.
TRYING CRUISER DES MOINES
avy Department fends New I Boat
Out for First Speed
BOSTON, Dec. !. In spite of rather un
favorable weather conditions the new
United States cruiser Des Moines loft the
harbor today for its official trial over
tho Cape Ann course. The morning was
dull, with frequent fiiow squalls, but there
wa little wind. The Des Moines, accord
lng to contract, Is required to maintain an
verage speed of 16.5 knots over a sixty-
six-knot course. It is of the new copper
theathed type and waa built by the Fore
River Ship and Engine company of Qulncy,
As the cruiser passed out by Boston Light
It found the wind Increasing and as the
weather had thickened, officers concluded
that conditions were not favorable for the
trial, and the cruiser returned to Its an
CONVICT CAUSES SENSATION
Inmate of tabim Prison Makes Con
feaslou of Murder Committed
NEW YORK, Dec. 2 Police Captain Rey
nolda, formerly In charge of the Brooklyn
detective bureau, announced today that he
had received a letter from a convict In
Auburn prison stating that a fellow convlci
had confessed to him that he murdered A!
bert C. Latimer in Brooklyn on July 1,
Police Inspector Kane of Ing Island City
waa called into the case, and it is said tha
the investigation has developed ' startling
facts. The convict who confessed to the
murder also admitted he had a band in
shooting Policeman Sheridan In I-ong Island
1-atimer was shot In his home lata n
night and sensational developments fnl
lowed his death.
RECEIVING NEW EQUIPMENT
Heport from tit. Paul Kays the firea
Western's ew tars Are
ST. PAUL, Minn., Iec. 2. The rew equip
ment ordered by the Chicago Great West
ern for service between St. Paul and
Omaha and tetwen Omaha and Chicago is
being delivered and will be placed in serv
ice December IX The new trains compare
favorably In every point with the St. Pant
Cldcago Limited, operated by tha aame
The new train will leave St. Paul at 8 p.
m , reaching Omaha at 7:10 a. m.' The day
express leaves St. i'uul at S:10 a. m., reach
ing Omaha at 6:3) p. m. Tha company will
operate these trains dally from Chicago to
Omaha. Tha limited, to be known as tha
Nebraska Limited, will leave Chicago at
1:15 p. m . meeting the southbound limited
from St. Paul at Clar.on, la.
HARDSHIP UPON D0W1E1TES
Check, of Zion City Will Not Be Accepted
at Stores or (hops.
WILL DISCOVER SECRET OF THE' BANK
Receivers Appointed In Bnnkruittcy
Proceetllnga Will Try to olve
Problem TVhlcli Has nettled
ZION CITY, ill., Deo 2. Except at the
bank here no sign of disturbance over thu
bankruptcy proceedings against John Alex
ander Dowle was visible In this place today.
The bank was closed and guarded both by
United States deputy marshals .and by'
"Zion guards," the local police. Otherwise
the Dowleite Institutions were being con
ducted as if nothing unusual had happened.
Behind closed doors In Dowie's private
office today Dowle aud his attorney met
Custodian Redieskl and attorneys repre
senting the creditors. The principal object
was to plan for the continuation of the
various industries. Tho secret conference
Is said ro have been stormy at times, when
Dowie became 'angered at what he called
presumption" on the part of his opponents.
in Zlon City all title to real' estate Is
csled In Dowle. The tract of land upon
...which Zion Is built was bought on a five-
ear payment plan. Several payments are
due, the last one falling September 1, when
Dowie paid up the. Interest and aked for
more time. Mortgages on the land are held
by the original owners and foreclosure
would mean forfeiture of the lots and
houses of the followers of Dowie.
The followers of Dowlo apparently were
not dismayed to find Zion City Industries
In charge of the "unhealed." In passing
the bank and seeing the deputy custodians
on guard the Dowleites shrugged their
houlders and smiled..
Have Faith In Howie.
Dr. Dowle will make fools of them all,"
declared one of the Dowleites. "He Is
laughing up his sleeve at them now."
The policy which might be pursued by
the receivers was discussed by Attorneys
Solomon O. Levlson of counsel for, the re-
coivers, and V. V. Barnes, Dowie's attor
ney. "We do not Intend to -ay paralytic
hands upon Zion," said the former. Attor
ney Barnes declared -that Zion would pay
dollar for dollar.
A proposition to make Dowle manager
under the receiver appeared to meet with
favor on the part of the court officers.
At tile general store, where Receiver
Currier was In charge, the question arose
as to whether the trade checks In use .it
Zion City were to be accepted at the store
und?r the receiver. It was said that many
of the men had little or no money and
were dependent on trade checks. If these
checks were refused at the store It would
work a great hardship. After consulting
with his attorneys Receiver Currier said
that the checks would not be accepted,
This decision was also made known to the
manager of the fresh food supply of Zion,
which Includes the butcher shop. In a
short time It had become known throughout
the city, occasioning a panic among those
of Dowie's followers, whose only assets
are trade checks. How these were to live
durins: the oomina- week unless thev are a.
bv"7mj.a wVli-'to-do neighbor, wa.
acknowledged to be problematic.
, Will Illacovcr Secrets.
CHICAGO, Dec. 2. The receivers ap
pointed by the federal court began today
going over the books of the Zion industries.
Instead of Dowlo, Federal Custodian Paul
Redieskl Is technically the head of Zion
City and In control of its factories em
ploying about 1,000 persons. Effort made
throughout the night by Dowie's support
ers are said to have netted nearly 126,000
In cash, and it was said today that Dowle
might come to Chicago without delay to
take steps toward doing away with the re
ceivership. Judge C. V. Xohlaaat, who yesterday ap
pointed receivers on petition of creditors,
entered an order today restraining the
prosecution of any suits against Dowle
pending the results of the receivership ap
pointed for Zion City
The secrets of the Dowle bank have been
so closely guarded that not even the state
auditor has been able to secure a state
ment of the condition of the institution.
The legislature, through a committee,
sought to probe Into the methods of the
bank three years ago, but was forced to
acknowledge defeat. t ,
That it Is the intention of Receivers
Blount and Currier to go to the bottom of
the banking Institution, scrutinize the
methods of doing business, aa well as the
financial condition. Is admitted by one of
the receivers. When asked today If he had
anything to say regarding the bank at Zion
City Mr. Blount said:
'Not now: not until we have gone to the
bottom of the Institution."
"Will you go to the bottom of that mat
ter?" he was asked.
"You trust me," he suld sharply,' with a
ta Inkle in hla eye that spoke volumes.
Dowleites Hold Meeting.
A great gathering of Dowleites was held
In the Tabernacle tonight. It was called by
Dowle for the purpose of starting u fund
of Sl.ouo.oou with which to pay off all the
indebtedness that hangs over Zton City and
hituaelf. The outpouring of his followers
was not one to bring cheer to the heart of
tho general overseer of Zion
The Tabernacle seats 6,000 people, and
usually all the seata are taken at the spe
cial meetings called by Dowie. Tonight
the hall was not over half filled and the
greeting was not aa enthusiastic as. might
be expected. Dowle gave to his followers
a statement of tho financial situation, told
them that the assets were ample, the only
trouble being that he was not able to real
Ize upon them at once. All he needed waa
a contribution of ready money with which
to tide over the present crisis In the affairs
In the city, and this once done and Zion
would grow to greater power than ever be
"I love this' Tabernacle," he said. I
loved all my tabernaelea as I loved my peo
pie. As my people have grown o have my
temples of worship. And when we prepare
to leave this tabernaclee for the last time
the next house of worship will be Jeru
"Yes. we will help rebuild Jerusalem. It
has always been my prayer. Cod has told
me to do It. God tells all of you to do It
But not now. That come later.
"The flush pots are the cause nf our com
Ing here tonight. They are a Joke to me
For an hour the dogs have thought tiev
led me. But. beloved, we are going to kick
them out. We will kick them for all eter
Says Clouds Are Lifting
"Beloved, I would like to take you into
my confidence. A few minutes ago I re
ceived a communication that has caused
the clouds to lift. They are beginning to
part. I rail iioii you to help me crush
them all. My people, I come to you for
(Continued oa Second Page.)
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair 'Ihnrsilav, t older In Uaslern nnd
Northern Portions! Fair l-'rll.
Temperature at tlmnhn Irntfrilsn
Hour. Den. Hoar. He.
An. m IM I p. m
a. m I' a p. m
7 n. m ilia :t . m :i-l
s n. m '-I 4 n. m :i-l
n. m a J ,1 p. n
10 n. Z II p. m :-l
11 a. n. 'MX 7 l. mi HI
12 m Ill M l. ni HI
II p. n HI
BIG FIRM WANTS LOCATION
Consolidated Wnlch Factory Aaeut
Lays Proposition Before Heal
The Real Estate exchange yesterday
talked, over rules anil regulations to
govern the irutlng of houses, consid
ered the publication of re.il est.te new,
made recommendations based on PresMrft
Wallace's pe' eh. beard communlca lu is
and'appolnted a committee to solicit -i ng
the members subscriptions to the i! "i ait s
A communication was rend from Fut.W,
Lawrence & Co. of Chicago, who hail In
charge tho formation of a company and
the purchase of two watch movement fac
tories and three watch case factories.
These are to be consolidated and a new lo
cation found at tho most favorable isiint
where the requirements can be met and
which promises permanency and growth.
No bonus Is asked. The company has
1100,000 of stock sold at par on property
owned and will raise from Its own sources
$:0,000 of 100,000 more. It requires 100.(00
of stock to be taken from people In the city
where It locates. There Is to be a capital
of $000,000 raised on actual cssets and a
working capital of $173,000 to $200,000. The
two plants will make the largest complete
factory for watches of certain classes.
The writers expect S00 men o be employed
at first, of which 200 skilled trtlsans would
ba brought lo the city of location.
Eventually 6,000 men were to be emjloyed.
Setli Thomas ond other conipanlee were
Interested. The mutter woa referred to
the promotion committee.
The rental regulation committee reported,
and after discussion the members wore or
dered to submit a final report at the next
meeting. The question of an attorney for
the exchange to collect delinquent rents
was favorably discussed, as was also pay
ment of water rents by tenants and the
making of a form of lease to cover monthly
rentals. The committee on the prepldent'a
address reported with a hearty recom
mendation of his pulley and advocated tho
entertainment of rtrangers by the exchange,
a permanent committee on promotion to
do all possible to bring new enterprises to
Omaha, nnd a committee of three for ad
vertising to take advantage of all oppor
tunities to advance Omaha Interests. The
firm of Abbott, Cowan & Co. was eloctod
a member of the exchange. A committee
consisting of Messrs. Hastings, Gates end
Reed was appointed to get subscriptions to
the firemen a benefit fund.
MORE MONEY FOR AID FUND
Contributions Constantly Coming In
, for Relief of Families of
The sum of $275.84 was added to the clty'a
relief fund for tho ftremen'a widows and
children yesterday, the total now being
.2,528.09. Tho contributions are coming In
liberally enough to encourage the belief
hat the fund will within a few days he
swelled to twice Its present size. The list
as It now stands Is:
A , , iirfli'LiiiuK. rnnnrli.d l' ".-,
The People's Furniture & Carpet Co.
Fry Shoe Co
Young women of telephone office
Lemirs Brewing Co., by P. J. Boy-
Charles C. Snrenson
W. F. Wetulhausen
James Morton's Son Co
State lodge No. 10, I. O. O. F by C.
P. J. Boy sen
L. A. Goldsmith
Ilurv It. I'avne
J. J. Dorlght
Fred R. McConnell
Frank A. Kennedy, editor Western
K. F, Jordan
f. V. Wllklns
John C. Wilson, fireman at engine
Co. No. 1
Oliver P. Morrell. fireman at engine
Co. No. I
John Barker, health department ....
Caah collected from boxes on streets
November so and oecemner i
t?..,.oii'.1 liv T. other Drake:
Biildrige DeBord ,
Palmer. Son Co
Gei-hurt Lumber Co
Mrs. T. L. Kimball
j. F. Bookman
J. J. O'Connor
NEW HYDRANTS ARE ORDERED
Nearly Fifteen Thousand reel oi
Water Malna Asked by South
' Uuiaba Council.
A special mooting of the South Omaha
city council was held at 10 o'clock yes-
tenluy for the purpose of locating thirty-
six tire hydrants. The resolution adopted
directs the Omaha Water company to pro
ceed at once and locate hydrants at these
Twenty-sixth and A. Twenty-sixth andB.
Twenty-second and F, Twentieth and G,
Twentieth and H, on Twenty-fourth atreet
400 feet south of Q street, on Twenty-fourth
street 800 feet south of Q street; Twenty-
fourth and U, Thirteenth street and Mis
souri avenue, Fourteenth street and Mis-
souti avenue. Fifteenth street and Missouri
.v.nii.. Thirteenth and I. Thirteenth and J.
u-i......l. unH M,.nra Thirteenth and Mnn.
K .i ice... ....... ,
roe. Thirteenth and Jackson. Thirteenth
and Polk, Thirty-second ami L, Thirty-
third e.venue and U, Thirty-fourth and U,
Twenty-eighth and W, Twenty-seventh and
W, Twenty-seventh and Y, Twenty-sixth
and Y, Twenty-sixth und Z, Tweuty-aixth
and Washington. Twenty-alxlh and Jeffer
son, Eighteenth and O. Eighteenth and P,
Nineteenth und P, Fortieth and Q, Forty
first and Q. Twenty-ninth and E, Twenty
third and C, Twenly-thlid and D.
The pin clng of these liydruuts will mean
the laying of 14,740 feet of water uulim.
TO ORGANIZE ALL FARMERS
ska Mnn on Committee Which
Will Try to Merge Slnte
CHICAGO, Dec. I. A step toward the con
solidation df various state organisations of
farmers waa taken today by the conference
of farmers which lias been In seaalon here
the last two duys. A committee wss ap
pointed to design the form and to shape thu
policy of tha prospective organization. The
following persons were appointed members
of the committee: Robert I.lndnlom or Chi
cago. L. B. Day of Albpm. Xeb.j C. K.
Jackson of Bu.kmsa. Mini!.; II. M. Gaines ! value of lis capital slock muy be uscer
of Tomka. Kan . and W. F. HvndiKks of I ialne.1 It thus follows that In a-ee-,.
r.Li ling the prooertv of a bank Its rreljl
t akiia. i hi. j sho.ild I asisrsMrd the same as credits ..f
CASE IS WITH COURT
Lawyers (knoladed Tbeir Argument Orer
the New ReTenneMeasart.
DECISION EXPECTED AT NEXT MEETING
Number Are itearJ Both in Support and in
Oppo ition to M-anne.
MAH0NEY APPEARS FOR BUSINESS MEN
Mak Strong Point of Manner of As?em-
ment of Credits.
WOULD DRIVE SOME OUT OF BUSINESS
Others In Their Arguments Fulnv
lions Lines Previously t'oteieu
by Hrlefn Filed with the
(From n Staff Correspondent.
LINCOLN, Dec. 2.-(Sperlal.) - Insofar as
the aitnMieys ate Concerned, the last has
been Mild Ir. '.he ur revenue law lltlgatlu".
and the Into of t.'.a law Is now In Cte
hands of the Mipru.o court. The final av
guments in the .ua.". which began yeater-,
day afternoon, w re concluded late Ihis
afternon In well prepared speeches by Sen
ator Pemberton of Hugo county In defense,
and C. A. Ureene of Omaha in opposition
to the measure. The former began Ms talk
by stating thut the case rhnuld be enlltlxi
"The State of Omaha ligainst tha State
of Nebraska," and then proceeded along tho
lines outlined in his brief. Strong argil-
nients were made both for and against the
law, nnd every possible mthorlty was
cslled upon .'n support iof the contention.
In defense of tho law these altornevs
Bpoke: Senator Pemberton, T. C Munger
and Attorney General Prout. C. C. Wright,
while representing the city tax commie
sinner of Oma'iu. called attention of tne
court to many questions he floslred eu
Kghtenment um, but his talk wsa neither
In defense1 of or against the bill. Among
the attorneys who were arrayed agnlnst
the measure were: John L. Webster, rap
resenting the Omaha Street Railway com
pany; T. J. Mb honey, representing an as
sociation of wholesale dealers and Johbeis
of Omaha: Breckenrldge & Green, repre
senting several foreign Insurance enm
panlea. The arguments of Messrs. Breckenrldge
nd Greene were along the same lines ss
their briefs filed aome days ago. Mr. Mon
ger In defense of the law spoke aa ho did
before the commissioners,' with many au
thorities added to uphold hla contentions.
It It expected by the attorneya in the
case that tho supreme court will have Ita
opinion reidy by the time of the next sit
ting of the court, December 16. This will
require extremfc.y rapid work, but owing lo
the Importance of the crje to tha eople
of tho state, It Is the belief that tha tnurt
will make an unusual effort to have Ita de
cision ready as aton as tosslble.
Many Attorneys Participate. -
The caae has been open to all tha attor
neya of the atate who desired to take a .
hand, and many d)&v availed themselves
of the opportunity. Arguments were first
heard before the etipreme court commts- '
sinners, Division three, at which time
It waa expected tlat the arguments to be
heard by the court proper would be based
upon the decision of the commissioners.
Instead of one opinion from the three com
missioners, there wre three opinion and
as they were so widely different In their
conclusions, llttlo mention baa been made
of them In this argument. The commis
sioners sat with the court In hearing the
case, and though thoy will have nn vole
In '.ho final decision, It la expected they
will be of much assistance to the court In
many, particulars, being familiar with the
caae in Its every detail.
The arguments of all the attorneys who
wire opposed to the law were along the
aame lines, and that advanced by Mr. Ma
honey will give nn Idea of the strength of
the general attack on the bill.
Position of Wholesalers.
Mr. Mahoney represents tha Business
Men's association of Omaha, organized
among the wholesalers and Johbera. He
stated thut his clients, during the spring
and fall sold goods on thirty, sixty and
ninety days' credit, often exceeding their
entire wealth. They carry on buslnesa thla
way, ho Bald, by borrowing from banks uu
to the amount of their accotinta and billa
They are asseaaed and taxed upon their
merchandise and all money on hand during
the assessing period, and If they should
be assessed in addition thereto to the extent
of their bills receivable and accounts re
relvable, without deducting their bills pny
able, It amounts to more than double
taxation against them. Mr. Mahoney stated
that there waa much argument In furor
of Interpreting the word "credit" to mean
net credit." and It had been held to mean
such by the commissioners. But I arn In
formed that the house Journal discloses that
during the pendency of the bill a motion
was presented to aniend the bill by allow
ing Indebtedness to offset against credits
and that such proposed amendment' whs
defeated by a formal role. This would
Indicate that the legislature Intended lo
tax gross credits without deducting the
debts It is upon the theory that the law
should be so construed that I make the
contention that the provision for taxing
credits is unconstitutional.
The constitution provides that the legis
lature shall provide such -evenue as may
be needful by levying a tax valuation So
that every person and corporation shsv par
a tax In proportion lo the vulue of his her
or ,ls property ,or franchises. Now in the
caae of a wholesale merchant who, at cer
ium 1-eus.uns ot tne year, aa In the spring
and fall, bus amounts owing to him fir
in excess of the entire value cf nil his
other assets nut) at ilie same time uu
! order to enable him to cell roods In ,
. .iiiiiiii wun .oners, is indented lo the
11111011 Willi f
banks to the extent of Ms credits such
merchant, if assessed and taxed en
basis of all property be pas, and also
the basis or all 1.1s credits. wh!.-h are
fully onset by his Indebtedness. Is com
pelled to pay double the amount p.ild by
b's neighbor frieK-d In some ether l!n'n
cf business In which It Is i"1ti!e to do a
cash business; and. In this wav, he does
rot pay a tax '.n proportion to the value of
his property, but very jrreutly :n excess
Taxation of Banks.
Of the sections relating to the assess
ment of banks. Mr. Mahoney said:
Section (A provides a method for assess
ing Ilie capital Mock of banks, bill dn
not provide any method for a-e!-lng lis
oilier pn.pertv. This section provides that
after the value of Ilie capltul sto k ia ns
cerliilned, the value of tlir oilier property
of Die ban slmll lie deducted from tlx
valuation o' the capital stock, and'th.
tl I fl ti.,-e shrill tie iis.i. ,upiI ni.m tlia .... ..
j ilal slock But iiow filiout the credits of
i liauk'.' Tills section due nut assume
deal wltli li.em at all, evept as they n
lie a mere aid to ascertaining Ilie a)"less
menl of the capital slock. Hoctton i de
Ime eroiiai property as Including eveiy
taiil'.thle anil Intangible tliuig which Is ll.n
sfn'cl of ownership ami not real proiertv.
Hei iion la defines Ilie woid person as In
cluding any corporation that may be the
oauer of propel ty. Section 28 Clause 1 re
unites every person lo list all hi credits
and other proiierty. Under these several
soctioiiM a banking corpoiailon Is treated
,-i: a prrsiii. and under section 06 It Is re
quired to make a showing from whlei, the
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