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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 28, 1005 TWELVE PAOES.
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( JAPS LOSE VILLAGE
BiMiaci Occupy Fortified Town in Van
1 chnria After a Desperate Battle.
ACTIVITY ALONG THE FRONT RESUMED
Mikado's Men Make a Determined Attack
Upon Keuropatkin's Bight Wing.
RUMOR OF A GENERAL ENGAGEMENT
Report Via Eerlii Says Beary Fight is in
Progress at Center.
JAPANESE BEGIN SPRING CAMPAIGN
Geueral Belief that Each Advarre la
Due to Internal Trouble l.-i
the Cear's Do-
ST. PETERflBl'RO. Jan. 27 General
Kouropatkln report that Runlan troop
t 1 p. m. on January W. after a deaperata
fight, occupied the village of Sandepaa,
which had been strongly' fortified by the
New of Oeneral Kouropatkln auccess
ful repu'.Sa of the Japaneae advance comes
The ballet exist that Field Marshal
Oyama sought to take advantage of any
depression prevailing In tha Russian ranks
aa the result of the news from St. Peters
burg by an attack against General Kouro
patkln's right, but tha Russian commander-in-chief
seems to have turned the tables,
Inflicting considerable loss on the Japanea
on Thursday and taking several positions
westward along the plain of the Hun river.
Evidently General Kouropatkln Is fol
lowing up his victory, the iaust dispatches
to the Associated Press from the front,'
dated 6 o'clock In ti e tv.-i.li.g of January
XI, Indicating that t! no l a tattle In prog
ress extending along the tenter and be
coming mora and more serious. However,
It seems to be conllned to artillery.
If tha fighting de' Mops into a general
engagement military men believe that it
must reach out to the flanks, their opinion
being that a frontal attack by either side
under the present circumstances is Im
possible. Japs Attack Russian Position.
RUSSIAN HEADQUARTERS. HUAN
MOTTAtN. Manchuria, Jan. 26. (6 p. m.)
(Dtiayed in Transmission.) After three
months of quietude the Japanese have re
sumed activity, atemptlng to force back
the Russian right wing. A stubborn fight
began January 26 and la continuing today,
January 26, which may be a curtain raiser
for the spring campaign. According to
report, the Japanese attack waa repulsed
and a Russian counter attack was so
energetically pressed that a village within
the former Japaneae lines of some strategi
cal Importance was taken. It is rumored
that several Japanese guns were taken.
There was no fighting at the center or on
tha left flank. The Japanese advance is
believed to have been Inspired In part by
the neakf.ttt Husatan) Internal troubles,
intelligence of "which reached tha Russian
army at dawn, January 25.
Following a sndden return of winter
weather cannon began booming far west
ward, and through the morning fog and
mist the Japanese were unexpectedly ad
vancing. Tha riflemen on the Russian
rlg4 flank were so vigorously employed in
tha fighting line that by evening they had
met the Japanese ' attack by a brilliant
counter attack. The Japaneae at onca
began to retire, abandoning and setting
firs to a village.
Throughout the night and all today the
firing waa heard along the line toward the
Hun river In the vicinity of the villages
of Heksutall and Liudlutun, In the cen
ter, the Japaneae firing occasional shots
to get tha range of the Russian positions.
The troops all along the line were under
arms the night of January 26. The skies
wars lit up by the glare of conflagration,
evidently caused by the burning of a vil
lage beyond tha Shakh river, south of
A bitterly cold wind Is blowing, snow Is
falling and heavy frosts prevail.
Koaropatkla Makes Report.
T. PETERSBURG, Jan. 27. General
Kouropatkln, under date of January 25, tel
egraphed as follows to Emperor Nicholas:
Tha advance haa commenced of our right
flank against the enemy. We have occu
pied Khallatosa and Khelgoutaya.
Oeneral Kouropatkln adds:
No details have been received of the losa
at Khallatosa. and Khelgoutaya, which are
van veiats southwest of Sandepas. We
occupied Khallatosa without tiring, the
Japanese being bayoneted. Khelgoutaya
waa bravely defended, but we finally occu
pied It at 10 o'clock at night. Our cavalry
pursued two regiments of Japanese dragons
which fled southeaxtward.
On our left flank a detachment repulsed
the Japanese and occupied a defile between
Khnndlenean and Expannan. Another de
tachmnt sent against the enemy's flank
near Hlndkecheng forced the Japanese to
retire and captured 200 cattle.
Supplementing tha foregoing. General
From later reports it appear that In
capturing these positions we made prison
ers of ten Japanese. We also occupied
tha village of Wehaltaltse, on the Hun
.river, losing fifty men. On January 26
our troops continued the offensive against
Sandepaa. Tha Japanese attacked our po
sition near tha village from the south
and southeast, but were repulsed. Out
cavalry participated, maneuvering against
the left flank and attacked the Japaneae
In the rear. Otir forces then attacked
Sundepas and at T p. m., after a des
perate fight, with the assistance of sap
pers, we surmounted the strong entrench
ments at Bhakhe und repulsed Japanese
attempts to retake them
Stoma Iatorft.es with Plant.
GENERAL KUROKI'S HEADQUAR
TERS, Jan. H. Via Fusan. Regular Man
churlan weather prevails tonight. Intense
cold with outtlng wlnda and swirls of
Sound of battle were heard at Intervale
along tha entire front this morning. Tha
Russian artillery was feeling tha whole
Japanese line. .
It la uncertain whether thla will bring
or) a general engagement or not The Japa
nea guna refrained from replying to the
Rusaiana except on the left where the
fighting, which ceased at dark yesterday,
wua renewed thla morning.
The cloud of snow mad It Impossible
to as more than a few hundred feet
away. The Ruaalan gunnery Are waa
largely guess work. Early this afternoon
tha firing stopped.
If tha Ruaalan operations were prelim
inary to general attack, aa appears poa
alble. their plana were fruatrated by the
torm and fog. Thay could not have chosen
a' worse time. Tha hardshlpa of the sol
diers camping oa the plains where there
Is no shelter nor fuel, and but Utile
water, are the worat yet encountered In
PORT SAID. Jan. 2T.-The Russian
cruiser Irtish, flying the naval flag of Rus
sia, mounting ten guns, fitted with a wire
teas telegraph apparatus and having an
board a craw of CI officer and men, ar
rived kera today from Libau,
MEETING OF ROUVIER MINISTRY
First Session af Sew (reach Cahlaet
Derides fo Follow Combe'
PARTS. Jan. 27. The Rouvler ministry
held Its first formal council a' the Elyeee
palace today under the presidency of Presi
dent Ixubet. Premier Rouvler submitted
his declaration of policy, which was ap
proved. I-uter the premier presented the
declaration to Parliament. It follows the
policy of the late Premier Combes, the
main features being an Income tax, the
separation of church and state, working
men s pensions and a reduction of the
term of military service. The declaration
severely condemns the system of secret
reports of the lives of nrmy officers, which
brought about the downfall of the Combes
The drat actual work of the new cabinet
waa its approval of the dismissal of Com
mandant Regnlcourt from the Legicn of
Honor for making secret reports nnd re
lieving General Pelgne from membership
In the superior council of war for elmila.
reports. Foreign Minister Delcasse re
ported that the situation in Morocco had
An unexpected Incident occurred In the
Chamber of Deputies while M. Rouvier was
reading the declaration of policy of the
new ministry. The declaration contained a
favorable reference to the active observ
ance of the Franco-Russt I alliance. As
the premier made this an..Vunement he
was Interrupted by cries from the extreme
left of "Down with the czar!" mingled with
cries of "Assawslns!" The president of the
House, M. Doumer, suppressed the demon
stration, declaring amid applause that the
Chamber would not llHten to such words.
M. Delcasse, amid constant Interrup
tions from socialist members, repllpd to
criticisms of the governments' attitude
regarding the Franco-Russian alliance,
contending that it had been greatly bene
ficial to Franoe.
A motion placing debate on separation
of church and state Immediately after the
Income tax was rejected by a vote of
426 to 61.
M. Sarrlen then presented a general vote
of confidence that the government would
realize the reforms declared In the pro
gram announced by Premier Rouvler,
which waa carried, 410 to 107. The result
.'s a distinct success for the ministry.
AT THE DOGGEn BAMv HEARING
British Counsel Wonld Investigate
Arts of Russia and Fishermen.
PARIS, Jan. 27. At today's session of the
International commission Inquiring into the
North sea Incident, counsel for Great
Britain said he desired to secure the testi
mony of a witness named Fletcher con
cerning the action of two Russian agents
In seeking information among the fisher
men! at Hull.
Hugh O'Heorne. first secretary of the
British embassy at Paris, and agent for
Great Britain before the commission, said:
"We consider the action of the ugents
to be blameworthy, but we have not heard
that these agents acted under orders from
the Russian government."
M. Tekliedoff, In behalf of Russia, raised
the question whether such evidence bore
upon the issue before the commission.
Mr. O'Beorns maintained that it would
explain the evidence of some of the fisher
men. Admiral Fournler (France) ruled that the
commission would privately consider the
question. In the meantime hearing other
witnesses. Later they continued the testi
mony, which was practically the same as
the preceding witnesses.
A witness by the name of Brooks testi
fied that he noticed, while escaping out of
the range of the Russian Are, a big vessel
resembling a merchantman; but he was
unable to give an exact description of the
ship. Answering a question by Rear Ad
miral Davis, the witness said that the ves
sel carried ordinary merchantman's lights.
BIG ASTI-RISSIA DEMONSTRATION
Mass Medina at Losdos Denounces
Emperor Nicholas aad Othera.
LONDON, Jan. 17. The large east end
resort "Wonderland," which la notorious as
a prizefight arena, was the scene tonight of
a revolutionary demonstration. The
audience numbered 1,000 and was composed
largely of Russian Jews. A Russian revolu
tionary leader presided and made a speech
denouncing Emperor Nicholas and the
grand dukes. For the benefit of recent ar
rivals from Russia he repeated his speech
in the Russian tongue.
The speaker was constantly Interrupted
by cheera for the Russian revolution and
the singing of the revolutionary hymn.
This was followed by a speech from a Lon
doner, who delighted the audience by de
nouncing Emperor Nicholas, Emperor Wil
liam and King Edward, and proposed that
the audience rid Itself of "all emperors,
thieves and, other loafers." Speeches were
also made by a Polish socialist and an
A resolution was passed In harmony with
the temper and view of the gathering,
which was strange and motley, perhaps the
most representative of the kind ever seen In
London. Policemen were present In large
number, but did not Interrupt the pro
ceedings. PRIXCE EITEL IS XO BETTER
Evening Bulletin Shows No Marked
rhaaajo la His Condition.
BERLIN, Jan. 27. Emperor William was
standing at the window of his work room
in the palace at T o'clock this morning tu
hear reveille of the guard which occur
yearly on this day, the anniversary of his
majesty's birth, the guard passing at the
saluting step the entire length of Unter
Den Linden avenue.
Embassador Tower was among the em
bassador who offered their birthday con
gratulation. The emperor today commissioned Prince
Eitel Freidrlch a captain.
The evening bulletin from the alck room
of Prince Eitel Indicates no marked change
It says the right lung is not affected but
that the Infiltration of the upper left lobe
la making further progress. The coughing
is moderate. The prince slept from 7 to
11 o'clock this evening when his tempera
ture began rising. The empress spent
the whole day at her son's bedside. Be
ginning at 7:46 a. m. ahe remained In the
sick room until mldnldght.
The emperor went to Potsdam today and
took a walk in Sana Soucl park with Crown
Prince Fredrick William in the afternoon.
H returned to Berlin thla evening.
LARGEST DIAMOND IS DISCOVERED
Find Pure White Stoae Worth Nearly
Four Million Dollars.
JOHANNESBURG. Tranavaal. Jan. 17
The largest diamond ever discovered haa
been found near Pretoria. Tha aton
weighs S.033 carats and la aald to ba a pur
while diamond of good quality. It la locally
valued at S3.a00.000 to S4.000.0u0.
The famoua Kohlnoor, which la valued at
Hu.tt.0. welgha 12S carats, though It I said
to have weighed too before It waa cut.
There la Immense excitement hare and at
FratorU aa a result of Uk discovery
STRIKE SPREADS TO WARSAW
Bread Supply at Polish Capital Exhausted
and Sitnation is Grate.
TROUBLE IN RUSSIA NEARLY OVER
Several l.arge Factories la St. Peters,
harar Reopen aad There Will Be
a Geaeral Krtimptlon of
LONDON, Jan. . The situation In War
saw ia grave, according to the correspond
ent there of the Daily Mail. When the
bakers struck rich people besieged the
shops and bought the stocks and the supply
of bread Is now exhausted. The socialist
party vat Instrumental In organizing the
strike. The correspondent adds that the
general condition In Poland Is pitiable,
owing to the poor harvest. There are fully
IKiO.OOO unemployed persons, not reckoning
the strikers. Warsaw itself is full of troop
and the gasworks and waterworks are pro
tected by the military.
Trouble In Russia Abating".
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. M 3 a. m A
special council was held yesterday at Tsar-skoe-Selo,
at which It is said various con
ciliatory measures were decided on, but no
details have yet transpired.
Emperor Nicholas gave a luncheon yester
day at Tswmkoe-Selo in honor of the birth
day of Emperor William of Germany. The
empress, the dowager empress, the German
ambassador, Count I.amsdorff and Mr.
Witte were present.
The strike continues at Saratoff, Llbau
and Loaz. No newspapers have appeared In
any of these cities. At Warsaw the situa
tion appears to become worse. The strike
la rapidly spreading, shops have been
closed, there are no newspapers and tele
phone service has been stopped. In a clash
yesterday between the mob and the soldiers
two men were killed and seven wounded.
. Every Indication seems to point to the
disintegration of the strike movement In
Russia. Several large factories In St.
Petersburg reopened yesterday and a gen
eral resumption of work on Monday is
Trouble In Cotton Mills.
There are grave fears of trouble at Ivanovo-Voznesnsk,
the foremost cotton goods
manufacturing town in the Russian empire.
Predictions are made that the ending of the
strike will result In an increase In the ac
tivity on the part of the revolutionists.
All was quiet during the night. Traffic on
the streets this morning Is practically nor
mal. Here and there small groups of
workmen are reading Governor General
Trepoff's proclamation. Four papers were
published this morning. Their offices were
guarded by police patrols all night long.
Most of the compositors will resume work
today. The troops have disappeared from
the streets. The press administration has
sent a circular to the newspapers prohibit
ing the publication of news or comment
regarding the strike.
1:50 p. m. Early reports from all over
Russia indicate that the strike situation ia
flattening out. The authorities regard the
danger of a general tie-up of Russian in
dustries aa practically over and declare that
the attempt to turn the movement Into a
general political revolt has failed. The gov
ernment's promise of shorter hour of labor
haa been proclaimed in Moscow and other
cities and seems to have had effect upon
the workmen. The political side of the
movement Is again sinking beneath the sur
face. When and In what form it will again
break out only the future can determine.
The authorities everywhere seemingly are
attempting to treat the workmen, whose
aspirations are purely economic, without
harshness and are appealing to their patri
otism by pointing out the benefit which will
accrue to the Japanese by a suspension of
work at the arsenals, dockyards, etc.
Moscow Factories Resuming. '
MOSCOW, Jan. 27. The day passed off
quietly. It Is now almost certain that the
strike In Moscow and vicinity will wear It
self out within a few days. The printers
returned to work this afternoon and two
more factorte south of the river have re
sponded, but It Is suspected that the men
are trying to evade the order that they
should not be paid unless they resumed
work and that after receiving their wages
tomorrow they may again strike.
The manufacturers therefore will not be
reassured until 8unday has gone by but
they remain confident of the ability of the
authorities to put down disturbances. This
confidence, combined with the announce
ment that the minister of finance la study
ing the statement of the men's grievances,
explains the decision of the manufacturers
meeting not to make collective concessions.
The Douma, In extraordinary session this
evening decided to take precautionary
measures to safeguard the water, gas and
electric works In the event of rioting and
also appointed a special committee to Inves
tigate the cause of the present movement.
This committee is likely to become an Inter
mediary for masters and men to help them
adjust their differences.
Alarming reports have been received from
Ivanovo-Veaensk, the Russian Manchester.
There are 200.000 factory hands and only
a few hundred troops. Reinforcements
will be sent there imedlately. There is no
confirmation ao far of reports of serious
RISSIAK OFFICERS ARE SURPRISED
Nonplused at Alleged Proposition of
Secretary Hay Regarding China.
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 277:01 p. m.
At the Foreign ofllce today the Associated
Press was Informed that the proposition
from Secretary Hay to submit the ques
tion of the violation of Chinese neutrality
to International arbitration had not been
received. The officials were rather non
plussed at the suggestion, declaring they
could not understand how it was possible
under the present circumstances to adjust
such a question by such means.
The exchange of signatures of the Russian-American
arbitration treaty within a
few daya la expected to follow Foreign
Minister Lamsdorff'a reply forwarded to
day through Ambassador McCormlck to
Secretary Hay's representations regarding
the risk of difficulty In the matter of ratifi
cation by the senate of any treaty de
parting from the original Franco-British
model. The difficulties as alleged by Mr.
Hay are thoroughly appreciated and Rus
sia, being anxioua to consummate the
treaty, haa decided not to insist upon the
form of treatlea which It haa already also
negotiated with Belgium and Norway and
Sweden In addition to the United States.
Provisions for Japan.
MINNEAPOLIS. Jan. 27.-Large order
for flour, oata and barley were placed on
'change today for Nagasaki Jobbers. One
order of flour waa for 30.000 sacks und
other large orders are being negotiated.
Although the orders are placed by business
firms. It Is well understood that they are
really for the Japanese government. There
la promlaa of a larger trade than over In
food, aufpllaa (or tha orient.
PEABODY WILL STAND PAT
Former Governor of Colorado Denies
Report that He Will With
draw Hla Contest.
DENVER. Jan. 17. Former Governor
James H. Peabody denied today a report
that he Intended to withdraw his contest j
for the governorship or that he had been I
approached with a proposition for. a com-
"You couldn't drive me out of this con
test with a pack of bloodhounds." said
the ex-governor. "I entered the contest
with a determination to probe the frauds
to the bottom and I will be there at the
finish. If the legislature, in Joint ses
sion, declares me elected, I shall take my
scat. If It declares Mr. Adams elected,
I hhall gracefully step down."
At the hearing of the Peabody- dams
gubernatorial contest before the joint legis
lative committee today six handwriting ex
perts reported on ten Denver precincts. '.
According to their opinion 739 out of 2.S24
ballots examined were written by two or
Counsel for the contestor expects to
finish this week with the expert testi
mony In the Denver precincts. A few
boxes from other counties will be opened
before the Joint committee, but most of
the testimony regarding outside counties
will be secured by means of depositions.
Depositions from Lafayette, Pueblo and
Trinidad were filed with the committee to
day, as well as a number of depositions I
from Denver people who allege they wit
nessed fraud on election day.
QUADRUPLE 'ARIZONA TRAGEDY
Dlacharsred Employe of Gambling
House Mordera Proprietor and
Two Other Men.
TUCSCN, Ariz., Jan. 27. One of the worst
tragedies In the history of southern Ari
zona, in which four men lost their lives,
occurred In the border town of Nogales
early today. Will Walters, a gambler, en
tered the Palace saloon, owned by M. M.
Conn, walked to the poker table and with
out a word of warning drew a revolver and
opened fire cn the dealer, named "Cow
boy" Johnson, firing two shots through his
head. Walters then turne1 on Conn, the
proprietor, who was making hla way to
ward the door, shooting him through the
head and heart. The murderer then turned
his weapon toward the monte dealer, shoot
ing him through the back of the head. He
fired a shot at George Bendle, a cattleman,
that grazed the latter'a face and then
turned the revolver on himself, sending a
bullet through his own brain.
All of the victims died before being able
to make statements. Walters had been In
the employ of Conn, but had been dis
charged a few days before. It is said he
was Intoxicated at the time he entered the
saloon. Conn was one of the best known
sporting men In the aouthwest and a man
of family. . .
TWINE COMPANY IN TROUBLE
Another Corporation Bonded (or Mora
Than it Is Worth Goes
TRENTON. N. J., Jan. 27.-Chanrellor
Mngle today filed in the court of chancery
an order appointing Dick S. Ramsey and
Frederick K. Day receivers for the Stand
ard Rope ;wid Twine company, which was
organized under tho laws of New Jersey
In 1K95 In connection with the reorganiza
tion of the United States Cordage company.
The application for a receiver was made
by George W. Montgomery of New York,
who is vice president of the Standard com
pany. Mr. Montgomery places the liabili
ties of the company at $1,300,000 In addition
to outstanding bonds and stocks. It Is
stated thnt the collateral Is not worth more
than enough to meet the Indebtedness for
which this was pledged. The company has
outstanding 2,74Q.0o0 worth of mortgage
bonds and J7.EO0.u00 worth of incomo bonds.
The company's plants in Brooklyn, Boston
and Elizabeth. N. J., Mr. Montgomery says,
are not worth more than $2,500,000, or less
than the amount for which they are mort
gaged. The assets In excess of the plant
Mr. Montgomery places at $82,000..
TENTH BALLOT AND NO RESULT
Missouri Legislature Adjourn Till
Monday After Selecting- Xo
I'nlted States Senator.
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. Jan. 27.-The
tenth ballot for United States senator to
succeed Francis M. Cockrell was taken to
day without result, and both branches of
the legislature adjourned until 10 o'clock i
The ballot resulted: Cockrell, 63; Nled
ringhaus, 61; Kerens, 12; Dr. Wilson of St.
Louis, 1. Nineteen pairs were announced.
Richardson of Kansas City, who voted
for Goodrich yesterday, whs paired today
with Bigg of Schuyler. H. H. Wamsley
of Kansas City, who yesterday voted for
Dr. Tubbs, today cast his ballot for Dr.
Wilson of St. Louis. Casey of Jackson
OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 27.-8amuel H.
Piles of Seattle was elected United States
senator today by the legislature on tha
thirteenth Joint ballot His election re-
suited from the withdrawal of Charles j
Sweeny, the millionaire mining man. from i
Spokane. The bullot resulted: Pilea, 126;
Foster, 2; Turner, 8.
RAILROADS WIN ONE CASE
Judge Wine" of Ohio Deeldea Suit
Against Interstate Com
CLEVELAND, Jan. 27.-Judge Wing of
the I'nlted States circuit court today
handed down a decision in the test case
brought by the Interstate Commerce com
mission against the Lake Shore and other
ralroad companies to compel the latter to
restore hay and straw from the fifth to
the sixth classification In freight rates.
Judge Wing's decision Is in favor of the
railroads and he orders the case dismissed
with the costs assessed against the Inter
state Commerce commission.
STEAMER COVERED WITH ICE
Bernllla from South America Haa
Frlahtful Hsperleace Off New
NEW YORK. Jan. 27 -After having been
blown 125 miles to sea off Barnegate,
N. J., In the bitter gale Wednesday, the
steamer Bernllla arrived today from the
river Plate with its dock, sides, bridge,
boats and rigging sheathed in ice from
f.iur to six inches thic k.
Several of Its crew wer? either frost
bitten or Injured by being thrown about
the slippery deck und part of lu deck
house was broken m by the seas, which
flooded tha engine room and cauaed much
d-mag about tha deck.
OBJECT TO HEPBURN'S BILL
Western Congressmen leceivinf; Protests
APPEAL CLAUSE ONE MOST DISLIKED
Little Chance for Aay Such Measure
During Preaent Seaaloa, hut
Prealdeat Will Sot
Give It I p.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27. tSpeclal Tele
gram.) Congressmen from western state,
and particularly from the country west
of the Mississippi river, are commencing
to receive letters from their constituents
protesting against certain features of the
Hepburn bill, to regulate Interstate com
merce. Sumo of these letters state that
the provisions regarding appeals to the
supreme court spells delay and that the
provision In respect to loss Is most cum
bersome and should be made much more
direct than is contemplated In the act.
Judge Wade of Iowa said today that If
the house could be accorded the privilege
of amending the bill without being com
pelled to vote upon a compromise measure
or a measure advocated by the demo
crats as a body, he believed that some
substantial measure might be enacted.
There Is, however, no sentiment that con
gress will enact any railroad legislation
at this session.
The senate's action In postponing the
Swayne case until February 13 means de
lay. It means to shunt everything off
until the last moment and then pass the
appropriation bills and quit. While this
may temporarily put a stop to railway
legislation. It will not put a stop to the
president's belief that aome remedial meas
ure affecting rates should be passed and
he Is more determined than ever to call a
special session of congress In the fall to
treat of this and other highly Important
Nebraska Boy Stands Hla-h.
Congressman Burkett has been selected
to make the opening speech at the Josh
fair, which begins In this city next Mon
day evening. The congressman was ex
ceedingly proud today over the gradua
tion of one of his appointees. Reed M.
Fawell of Lincoln, who stands high on
the list of midshipmen to be graduated at
Annapolis next week.
II. R. Tlncher has been recommended
for postmaster at Odell, Gage county, by
Omaha Men for Europe.
E. E. '""Bruce and Euclid Martin of
Omaha will, with Frank M. Simmons of
Ottumwa, Ia., sail Wednesday on the
Arabic for a three months' tour of south
ern Europe, Constantinople being the most
easterly point at which they will touch.
Mr. Simmons Is In Washington visiting
the Iowa delegation and joins Messrs.
Bruce and Martin In New York on Tues
day. Favorable Report oa Martla Bill.
The house committee on public lands
today ordered a favorable report on the
Martin section homestead bill, affecting
lands In South Dakota. Several amend
ments to the measure were adopted, most
of them of . a political nature and designed
for the purpose of safeguarding the in
terests of the government. The bill as
reported requires an actual residence of
nve years on m dcchuii umiicDiun on j
provides that improvements representing
$H60 shall be made before final proof is
perfected. The amount to be expended per
acre la Increased from $1.25 to $1.50 In ac
cordance with suggestions made by mem
bers of the committee. Proof that Im
provements have been made In accordance
with the proposed law must be filed with
the local land officials before patents shall
Tho aenate committee, which has had
the section homestead bill under considera
tion for several weeks, has as yet taken
no action, but Senator Gamble expects to
secure a favorable report In the near fu
ture. Every effort will be made by the
South Dakota delegation to have the Mar
tin bill enacted Into a law at this ses
sion. Poatal Mattera.
Postmaster appointed: Nebraska, Mattel,
Lancaster county, Q. W. Gordon, vice J.
D. Livingstone, resigned. Iowa, Elkhart, ,
Polk county, Joseph H. Wood, vice 8. J. J
McKee, resigned. South Dakota, Java,
Walworth county, Jacob Stoller, vice D,
WANTS TWO NEW BATTLESHIPS 1
Committee Would Have Vessels Carry
Heaviest Armamrut Known.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27. The house com
mittee on naval affairs today decided upon
the naval Increase program to be Incor
porated in the navy appropriation liilll. pro
viding for but two battleships. They are
to be of 16,000 tons each, representing tha
largest type and carrying the heaviest
armament and armor. The vote by which
the two were adopted was IS to 4.
The naval bill waa completed today and
will be reported to the house by Chairman
Fobs. It carries approximately $100,070,000.
There were different vIl-ws in the commit
tee ao to the number of ship that ahould
be authorized, some favoring three, others
but one and at least one member opposed
constructing any vessels. The first motion
was for three battleships. An amendment
was proposed limiting the number to one,
which was defeated by a vote of 10 to 7. It
was then amended so as to provide for two
and adopted. The majority against provid
ing torpedo and aubmarine craft was but 1.
The bill provides for 3.000 additional sea
men and gives the marine corps 200 addi
tional noncommissioned officers and 1,000
ORDERS ARB BEST TO THE DIXIE
Navy Department Hcporta No Newa
of Troable from San Domingo.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 27. The Navy de
partment today Issued the following state
ment: On January IS orders were issued to Rear
Admiral .Higahee authorizing him to aend
the Dixie with SO marines from Panama to
Guantanamo. where it will be held In read
iness for use elsewhere. No other orders
have been issued to the Dixie, no hurry or
ders of any kind and so far aa the Navy
department kuowa there are no disturb
ances in San Domingo. This leaves 360 ma
rines on the Isthmus.
TURKS ISLAND, Bahamas, Jan. 17. At
a conference held here last night by Do
minican exiles, headed by Oeneral Des
champa. former vice president of San Do
mingo, It waa reao.ved to make a national
protest agalnat the protocol signed Janu
ary 21 at San Domingo between the Do
minican government and the American
minUter, Mr. Daw-eon, and Commander Al
bert C. Dillingham U. 8. N.. handing over
to the United Statea government the finan
cial administration of the country. A com
mittee, consisting of prominent Dominicans,
will go to Washington to make a repra.
eAtatloa to Prealdeat Boosav-lW
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair and Warmer In Sorthwrat Por
tion. Temperature at Omnha Yraterdavt
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INDICTMENTS IN DODGE CASE
Prominent New York Lawyers Are
Chanted with Conspiracy and
Subornation of Terjury.
NEW YORK. Jan. 27 Indictments in
connection with the Dodge-Morse divorce
oompllcatlons were handed down today
egnlnst former Justice of the supreme court.
Edgiir L. Fursman; A. II. Hummel anl
Benjamin F. Stelnhardt of the law firm of
Howe & Hummel: Edward J. Bracken, a
detective of the Arm said he had been em
ployed by the firm; Charles F. Dodge, form
erly husband of Mrs. Morse and several
other persons whose names have not been
The grand Jury was excused from further
duty until next Tuesd y. when It is said
more Indictments will be found. The Indict
ments against Hummel and Rtrlnhardt are
two each for subornation of perjury and
one each for conspiracy. Against Furs
man, Dodge and Bracken are one indict
ment each for conspiracy.
The alleged aubornatlon of rjerjury con
sisted in Inducing Dodge to make an
affidavit that he had never been served
with papers In the divorce rase and also
to awear to the same effect before referee
The alleged conspiracy consisted In an
alleged attempt to defeat the ends of Jus
tice by having a marriage set aside Il
legally. Former Justice Fursman, accompanied
by his counsel, D. Cady Ilcrrtck. appeared
before Justice McMahon and after plead
ing not guilty was paroled In the custody
of his counsel.
Mr. Hummel also appeared before Justice
McMahon, who after fixing the date of
his pleading to the Indictments for Febru
ary 7. released him In the custody of his
SIOUX CITY MAN SHOOTS WIFE
Attempts to Kill Himself After,
wards, but Makes a Poor
Show at It.
DENVER, Jan. 27. Henry W'lnand of
Sioux City, Ia., shot and probably fatally
wounded his wife and made an unsuc
cessful attempt to commit suicide at the
home of W. J. Ashley, his brother-in-law,
tonjght. Wlnand wns arrested. After an
operation on Mr Wlnand at the County
hospital attending physicians announced
that she had only a slight chance for re
covery. One of the bullets fired at her
entered the abdomen and another grazed
her oheek. After Mrs. Wlnand . fell
wounded the husband turned the revolver
upon himself and fired twice, both bullets
missing their mark. " The shooting was
witnessed by the 5-year-old son of the
couple. Tho Wlnands had been living
apart and the husband came from Iowa
yesterday to endeavor to effect a recon
cllllatlon. She refused his urgent appeal
to return east with him and the shooting
CHRISTIE WINS ROAD RACE
Barney Oldfleld Losea Contest on
Account of Accident
ORMOND, Fla., Jan. 27. The flfty-mlle
race, open to American-built cars, for the
Loster trophy was run today, but owing
to a breakdown and a bad start. Blow
time was made and the event lacked ex
citement and Interest. The starters were
A. O. Webb, seventy-flve horse-power; Wal
ter Christie, sixty horse-power, and Barney
Oldfleld, sixty horse-power. The course
was twelve and a half miles and turn
with two minutes control. Wabb'a machine
went wrong at five miles and he dropped
out. Christie broke a wire, but repaired
his damage and mn'.e the first round In
0:48-34. Oldfleld went In 35:43. It looked
like Oldfleld's race, but on the first half
of the second round he lost a rear tire
and went back to the garage. Christie
made the last round in 22:46H and won the
race in 1:09:20. The 100-mlle race waa
postponed on account of a lumpy beach,
due to the tldja.
LINCOLN SEESRUSSIAN RIOT
Trouble Starts at a Wedding; In
"Utile Kuaala" and Houae la
LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 27,-There was a
riot In "Little Russia," a district occupied
by former subjects of the czar, late to
night, which the police had some difficulty
In quelling. It started at a wedding, to
which a number who were not Invited,
claimed the right to attend. Recent out
breaks In the fatherland, it is claimed,
also caused a clash between supporters of
the government and the worklngmen, and
before order waa restored the house In
which the wedding occurred was partly
wrecked, every window being smashed and
a number of guesta slightly Injured. The
linleuders were arrested.
TRAIN TWENTYHOURS LATE
Worst Trouble In Recent Years Ex
perienced Between New York
CHICAGO. Jan. 27. The Twentieth Cen
tury Limited train from New York arrived
at the La Salle atreet station here today,
twenty hours and Ave minutes behind time,
as a result of the blizzard. The difficulties
encountered were said to be some of the
worst experienced by any train in recent
Twenty-seven passengers, Including two
women, were aboard. Except by delay, the
passengers suffered no Inconvenience. The
cara were kept warm and meala were
served at all hour a.
Movements of Ocean Vessels Jan. ST.
At Hamburg Arrived: Graf Waldersee,
from New York; Hather, from San Fran
cisco. At Hong Kong Arrived: Steamer Lu
deus, from Uverpool.
At Ni-w York Arrived: Clitic, from Ge
noa: Mongolian, from Glasgow; Konigen
Lulse from Genoa; Baltic, from Liverpool.
At tJverpool Arrived: Haverford, from
At Tho Lizard LuGascogne, from New
At Naples Arrived: Prlna Adelbert, from
At Fieume Arrived: Panounla, from
At Muvilla Balled i . Frwtorlan, (or Hall
mm; for orators
Mockctt Divorce Bill Tarnishes the Ooct
sion for Display,
STATUS OF THE MEASURE IS IN DOUBT
Senate Refuses to Order It Enfjroseed ot
COMMITTEE RISES . WITHOUT REPORT
Wallthe Leader of Forces Opposed to th
JONES COMES TO RESCUE OF MOCKETT
Scnatora Deride to Toko a neat t'ntl
Monday and Hoaao Will Hat
One Day Mora of
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 27 (Special.) Tha aen
ate. In the committee of the whole, with
the Mockett divorce bill as a apeclal order,
by a vote of 14 to 12 refused to reoomraend
the bill for engrossment and by a vote of
14 to 13 refused to recommend that It bo
Indefinitely postponed. By a vote of 14 to
11 the committee arose and made no report
or recommendation to the aenate. Tho
members of the Judiciary committee voted
for the committee to arise while the ad
vocates of the bill had themselvea recorded
against the motion. The atatus of tha bill
Is In doubt.
It having been previously announced
that the bill would be a special order for
11 o'clock, the gallery and the lobby were
crowded with Interested spectator, among
them being Chief Justice Holcomb of tha
supreme bench, Judge Lincoln Frost, who
drew the bill; ex-Congressman Strode, City
Attorney Strode and other members of tha
Lancaster bar and citizens of Lincoln.
While no argument was offered against
the bill and little aald, except by Mockett,
for the bill, the oratorical display waa
grand and glorious. Jones of Otoe, who
stood manfully by Mockett, waa the only
member who stirred tha galleries to ap
plause, but Wall of Sherman, in upholding
the recommendation of the Judiciary com
mittee, certainly awed them with hla time
honored declaration, "By the splendor of
God!" It took the member back two
yeara, when Wal waa then, aa now, tha
oratorical wizard of tha senate, and when
this then, as now, waa hla pet phVaae.
The bill had been discussed in the com
mittee of the whole last Wednesday and
the committee voted an amendment. Tha
report of the amendment was not adopted
by the senate, however, and when attea-'
tlon was called to It Mockett announced
that he had moved that the committee arlao
and report progress and ask leave to alt
again. This, he said, did away with any
amendment the committee might; hava
adopted. The records of the senate war ,aa
stated by Mockett, who then moved tha
the committee recommend that tha bill ba
engrossed for third reallng without amend
ments. This motion started Wall in ail Im
passioned speech, which permeated every
portion of the state house and in which
he accused the newspapers of claiming
credit for Mockett to the dlscredtt of tha
Wall Asks Questions.
"I doubt whether I should aay what t
would like to aay," he began. "Thee
amendments were carried at the meeting
Wednesday and now they do not appear
of record. I don't know why thla action
does not appear of record. When I read
the Lincoln pres accounts on the discus
sion of the bill ' I found everything de
rogatory to the Judiciary committee. I did
not know the committee had acted dis
honestly or ungentlemanly. I read wher
the committee had been bandered around
and badly routed by the gentlemen from
Lancaster. I find lawyers hand in hand
with the reporters In working for the bill
and against tho adoption of the report of
the Judiciary committee. Why ar the citi
zens of Lincoln so interested in tha bill T
Why have they secured the burial of tho
records? Are the 'untrammelled advisers'
trying to railroad" this bill through tha
Then Jones of Otoe set a precedent by
getting the first applause from the gal
leries. He went over the history of tho
bill; told that the committee had recom
mended that It be indefinitely postnonedl
that Mockett had asked and secured pt
mission to have it threshed out in tha com
mittee of the whole aa any other honorabla
unit imHirht mmt-ie .1 f K
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have done. "Mockett has made a fight for
his bill and 1 shall stand by him." Thla
brought the applause.
Chairman Eorerson of the Judiciary com
mittee injecti a little humor Into tho
proceedings ofV e Jones speech; "I read
tho newspaper reports that Mockett had
trampled the Judiciary commlttte undtV
foot and had made the Judiciary commttta
ridiculous. The committee Bhould not now
be placed in a ridiculous position by Jump
ing onto one man for the senator from Oto
has come to his rescue." Mr. Eppersoa
then explained that the bill should bo en
titled "A bill for an act to suppress per
jury In Lancaster." It was his understand
lng, he said, that a man from Chicago had,
by committing perjury In swearing to tho
length of time ha had been a resident of
this atate, secured a divorce here and that
this was tha inspiration of tha bill.
Mockett Compliments Press.
Mockett answered the talka of both Wall
and Epperson and aald; "There la no man
on this floor who haa felt the atlng of
newspaper criticism mora than I have. If
the newspapera have supported ma and arw
supporting me now It la becauae my bill
haa merit. That la the only way I would
have received commendation from any
newspaper." He then told the committao
that the bill had been Indorsed by tho
American Bar association and tha Stat
Bar association. "Thirty-four states have
enacted the aame law," he said. "I asked
permission to bring the author of thla bill
before the committee to discus the merits
of thla bill," he aaid, "but tha gentleman
waa out of town. I waa thoroughly sur
prised when the committee made Ita report
to Indefinitely postpone the bill." Warming
up in his speech, Mockett aald: "I hav
heard no argument against tha bill. Tha
lawyers In this body are opposed to It,
Why, I don't know. But I have been lay
formed that no reputable lawyer will' so
licit a divorce case." He closed with a
tribute to the "purity of the family, the
bulwark of tha nation.",'
Wall replied that the commute had dis
cussed the bill and acted on It after du
deliberation. He told that on thre occa
sions the committee had Invited Mockett
to bring Judge Frost before tha commltta
and JuJge Frost had not appeared.
"I may be working In my own Interest,"
he said, "disreputable I may be, but
when I And a family of children whoa
parent or whoae parent la living In hatna,
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cant children, x will stop la and UXad r
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