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WEEK IN CONGRESS
Both Honses Will Meet in Joint Session
4 Wednesday U Caivaw Electoral Vote.
SENATE WILL VOTE ON STATEHOOD BILL
All Amendments and Measure Itself to Be
Disposed of Tuesday.
RATE MEASUKE C" UP IN HOUSE
Democrats and 6ov iepublloana May
Attack Bula for . iOonsideratioi.
IT PROVIDES FOR A CTE WEDNESDAY
Balance of the k Will Be
Devoted to Naval River and
Harbor Appa ..atloa
WASHINGTON. Feb. 5. The senate has
laid Out an extended program for Itself
this week. According to this plan Mon
day and Tuesday will be given over al
mota entirely to the atatehood bill. Wednes
day the aenate will proceed to the hall
of representatives and assist In canvaa
aing the. electoral vote. On Monday the
statehood bills will be displaced tempo
rarily to permit the managers of the
Bwayne Impeachment trial to present the
replication of the housts of representatives
to Judge Swayne's answer In the proceed
Inga against htm, but It la not expected
that thay will consume much time. Ap
pioprlatlon bllla will occupy the balance
of the time during the week.
The republican steering committee has
decided that the pure food bill shall be
come the unfinished business after the dis
posal of the statehood bill, but It is not
believed that much If any time will be
found this week for its consldeiation.
The agricultural appropriation la now
under consideration and will continue to
be discussed as opportunity offers and It
Is expected that by the time It Is out of
the way the District of Columbia and the
Indian bills will be ready for conalderatlon.
With the statehood bill out of the way,
the policy will be to press the supply bills
persistently and nothing But the Swayno
trial will be permitted to stand in their
In aocordance with the unanimous agree
ment reached the statehood bill and all
amendments offered to it will be voted on
before adjournment on Tuesday.
The contest over some of the amendments
to the bill will be sharp and may continue
the session Into the night.
HOUSE TO UlSnSS HATE BILL
Democrats Mar Attaek Role Provid
ing (or Its Consideration.
WASHINGTON, Feb. B.-Rallroad rate
legislation Is to have the right of way In
the house of representatives during Mon
day and ' Tuesday . an "Wednesday. The
rule making the bill giving the Interstate
Commerce commission power to fix rates
a special order during sessions which are
to begin an hour earlier than usual on
Tuesday and Wednesday will be the subject
of lively debate on Monday. Opposition
to the bill which has been agreed on by
the republicans on the committee of Inter
Dtate commerce will be voiced In the
debate on this rule. This opposition may
come from the minority developed In the
repubKcan conference Friday, as well as
from the democrats of the house. If the
two should unite to defeat the rule those
who have counted noses say this could be
accomplished. Should the rule be adopted
a is the belief of the majority leaders,
there will be no opportunity to amend the
bill. The democrats will be given an op
! ?crtunlty to show their strength on the
Day bill to be offered as a substitute for
ttte Esch-Townsend bill, when the time
comes to vote on that measure at 4 o'clock
Wednesday, The discussion will be In
terrupted on Wednesday to permit the two
houses of congress to assemble In the hall
of the house and count the electoral vote
for president and vice president.
After the announcement of the result the
railroad rate dobate will continue.
The balance of the week will be de
voted to consideration of the naval and
the river and harbor appropriation bills,
both of which measures are usually sub
jects of vigorous debates and lively fights
in their passage through the house.
REVOLT IS PRACTICALLY OVER
Government Troops Soceeed In Re
storing; Order at Huenoa
BUENOS ATRES. Feb! 6. In attacks
upon police stations Saturday morning sev
eral rioters were killed, about thirty were
Injured and some 2i0 arrested. Order has
been completely restored, and today the
city presents a normal aspect.
Former President Koca has telegraphed
President Quintana offering his services in
aid of the restoration of order. The prov
ince of Santa Fe Is reported tranquil.
With a view to avoiding bloodshed the
government has sent a sufficiently large
force to Mendoza and Cordoba to easily
overpower the few hundieds of revolu
tionaries. It Is hoped the latter will be
forced to surrender without fighting. There
are 6,000 men marching on these two towns
by different routes.
The revolution being practically crushed,
the government has annulled the decree
calling out reserves.
All the newspapers here strongly condemn
the revolutionary movement. '
Owing to the partial Interruption of tele
graphic and railway services, precise in
formation concerning the Insurrectionary
movement In the provinces Is unobtainable,
but the government evidently is in posses
sion of favorable messages which express
confidence In the prompt suppression of the
outbreak. The movement is now limited
to the provinces of Kosarlo, Santa Fe,
Mendoza, Cordoba and Southern Buenos
Ayres, where it is reported Colonel Mo
membclle, commanding the government
forces, has indicted a severe defeat on the
President Quintana declares that he will
not interfere between the law und revolu
tionary prisoners, of whom there are 300
already In the hands of the government.
The capital Is entirely tranquil and con
ditions are normal. Protest against the
movement la general and prices on the
Stock exchange have been fully maintained
In the belief that the outbreak wlll.be sup
pressed within a few days. The revolu
tionary loaders, Drs. Plro C. Molina, Ca
mllle Cretto and Hlpollto Irigoyen, are rep
resented as being men of no political In
fluence, but they ure assisted by a portion
of the military forces, which renders the
Insurrection more of a mutiny i than a revolution.
Thousands Enable to Get Into Hall
Where Kvangellsts French.
LONDON, Feb. 6. Rev. Reuben A. Tor
rey and Charles Alexander, the American
revivalists, tonight had one of the most
successful public openings of any revival
work In the experience of London. Lord
Klnnalrd, president of the Evangelical
council, expressed himself as de
lighted with the results. Thousands of
people collected outside of Albert hall hours
before the opening of the meeting. An
enormous number were turned away. At
the close of the meeting 300 persons made
public confession. The audience Included
Dr. T. J. Barnado, the philanthropist, and
many well knjwn clergymen.
The Torrey-Alexander mission In London
Is reported elaborately In the morning
newspapers today, and is the subject of
sympathetic editorial articles. It was also
referred to In the sermons In many promi
nent churches yesterday. Archdeacon Wll
bcrforce, at Westminster abbey, preaching
on the parable of the wheat and the tares,
said that "beneath those words was the im
plied Injunction to keep our Angers off our
brethren's religious methods, whether
Welsh revivals, Albert Hall missions or
high church missions., Bulls of excommuni
cation issued by Protestant alliances have
gone out of date.
Bishop Stepney, at St. Paul's cathedral,
STOCKMEN ARE HEAVY LOSERS
Deep Enow and Intense Cold Bring Du
es. er on the Ranges.
MANY COMPELLED TO FEED ALTOGETHER
.Nebraska aad South Dakota Stockmen
Report the Same Extreme Condi
tions of Weather and Loss
In Range Stock.
Hon. F. M. Currle of Sargent was an
Omaha visitor Sunday, a guest at the. Her
Grand. "The winter is pretty hard on
stucK up In our neighborhood, and we are
compelled to feed almost exclusively," said
he. "The snow lies deeper on the ground
tlmn for many years, and while It Is a
great thing for the wheal It is a pretty ex
pensive luxury for the rest of us. . The
cold weather compels us to keep our stock
well housed, for you know we are a farm
ing country up there, yet at the same time
the stock is sultering considerably from
the continued cold. I learn that the range
cattle In the western part of the state are
suffering badly and there will be heavy
losets there. The range men have to de
pend wholly on feed, as the snow is too
deep for the cattle to paw down to any
South Dakota Ranges Burled.
A. R. Fowler of the vicinity of Galena,
S. V., was In the city yesterday, Btopping
at the liunshaw. He Bald regarding the
winter weather up In that section: "We
have had considerable snow up about
Galena and Deauwiod, but 1 do not think
as much as you have hero. The snow has
not seriously interfered with mining mat
tors, not more so than ordinarily occurs
during the winter season. Forty to sixty
miles southeast of Deadwood there has
been only one or two good sleighing days,
and the snow there Is not more than two
or three inches deep. It gets heavier down
about Crawford, and I understand that the
cattlemen are having considerable trouble
on account of the cold weather. The ranges
are practically burled under snow and
many of the stockmen were not prepared
for this kind of a winter, hence there will
be some heavy losses In cattle. Many
have . already succumbed to the cold
Thousands of Sheep Lost.
"Up in the Belle Fourche country the
cattle are coining through the winter fairly
well," said S. T. VanCleave at the Mer
chants. "The weather has been very cold,
but there Is plenty of stock shelter In that
section. The snow Is not as heavy up
there as farther down the country and the
stock can And considerable picking
through the thin snow. The chief trouble
Is with the scarcity of water. The streams
are all frozen up and as fast as a water
hole Is cut ui the Ice It freezes up again,
so most of the stock have to be watered, if
at all, at tho ranch tanks. They are often
so iar away that they cannot get down
to the ranch tanks. The horses are suf
fering from the cold weather the most. I
do not know of any serious losses of cattle,
but I understand that. In the sheep country
below usthousands.'bf sheep hare, -succumbed
to the snow and cold."
POWER TO REGULATE RATES
President of L. A K. Discusses Func
tions of the Interstate Com
LOUISVILLE, icy.. Fob. 5. In a com
munication to the Courier-Journal Milton
H. Smith, president of the Louisville &
Nashville railroad, characterizes as er
roneous Speaker Cannon's reported state
ment that when the Interstate Commerce
British Minister at White House.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 6. Sir Mortimer
Durand. the British minister, was at the
White House tonight and was in confer
ence with Prrvldent Roosevelt for almost
an nour. With him was Mr. Sprlng-Rlce,
formerly attached to the British embassy
at Washington, but now first secretary of
.he British embassy at St. Petersburg.
Mr. Sprlng-Rlce Is a personal friend of
the president, whom he has known for
some time. The preience of Ambassador
Durand at the White House on a Sunday
night quite an unusual thing for him, In
company with Mr. Sprlng-Rlce, who is
In the United States on a brief vacation,
and fresh from St. Petersburg, gave rise
to the surmise that the cessation of the
war between Russia and Japan might be
under discussion. The ambassador de
clared that there was nothing of Interest
talked about and that he had nothing, to
ay. When pressed for an answer as to
whether the question of peace between the
waning powers had been talked about, he
replied very laconically: "No peace pro
posala, no nothing."
Surgeon Fonnd Dead.
WASHINGTON. Feb. S. Dr. James A.
Freer, a well known politician and surgeon
of Washington, aged 46 years, was found
dead today at a country Inn near Wash
ington, where he had gone for the night.
The coroner gave a certificate of death
from cerebral congestion, but will have a
chemical analysis of the stomach to de
termine th cause of the congestion.
No Peace Negotiations.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6.-The German
embaaay tonight, upon the receipt of a
cablegram from the home government,
authorized the statement that there had
not been even so much as an exchange of
Ideaa between the Berlin and London gov
ernments regarding the ending of the war
In the far east.
Sick Representatives Better.
WASHINGTON, b. 6.-The condition
of Representative Samuel W. Smith of
Michigan, who is 111 with pneumonia. Is
considerably Improved and his family be
lieve he is now out of danger. Representa
tive Marsh of Illinois, who has also been
Buffering with pneumonia, la mending
lowly. It la thought that he has now
passed the danger point.
In a similar sympathetic reference, said ! commission was created everybody sup-
there was need of a like soul-stirring within ! posed It had the power to make rates, and
says the error Is due to misrepresentations
of the commission itself.
SKIRMISHES ALONG SHAKHE
Japanese Report a Series of Heavy
Fights FrMar and Saturday
Runsiaaa Take Aggressive.
TOKIO Feb. 6 1 p. m. There wore a
number of serious skirmishes nlon the
Shakhe and Hun rivers Friday night and
Saturday. The Russian shelled portions
of the Jnpaneee line Friday night and
small bodies of Russians attacked Waltso
and Titl mountains and places In those
vicinities. Reports received from Japanese
Manchurlan headquarters say that all the
attacks were repulsed.
Friday afternoon Russian batteries sta
tioned nt Lluchlentun and Wanpao moun
tain, north of the Shakhe river, and at
other places, shelled the Japanese posi
tions. Saturday morning 600 cavalry, com
prising one force and two companies of
Infantry, and one battery of another,
simultaneously attacked Chltultse on the
right bank of the Hun river. The Russians
appeared to .have reserves. The Japanese
garrison at Chltultse was defending the
place when the report of the attack was
Three hundred Russian cavalry, with two
guns, occupied Songchln. on Plaksln bay,
northeastern Corea. January 24. but aban
doned the town January 28 and retired
ST. PETERSBURG. Feb. 6.-2:46 a.
m. According to General Kmiropat
kln's latest reports, which Indicate the
wounding of a third Russian general. Dem
bowskl, the operations at Sandiapu and
the fighting ut Shakhe have been momen
tarily suspended. The Russians success
fully repulsed the latest attack of the Japa
nese eastward with heavy loss. The cold
Is still Intense, there being twenty-four
degrees of frost. There are Indications
that the Japanese are preparing to break
the Inactivity on their own account as soon
as the weather moderates.
The War office Is closed and no further
facts regarding the reports that General
Kouropatkln Is about to give up his com
mand can be obtained.
General Kouropatkln, in a report to Em
peror Nlcholna, says:
No fighting was reported on February 4.
At present activity lo confined to opera
tions by our volunteers, which harrass the
enemy. There Is artillery firing on both
sides and a hasty strengthening of posi
tions by both the Russians and the Japa
nese. General Kouropatkln on Friday reported
the repulse of the Japanese advance guard
on the left flank ' towards Saosyr and
Chansen, with slight losses, the Japanese
leaving fifty dead on the field.
LONDON, Feb. 6. According to the Daily
Mail's Tokio correspondent. Lieutenant
General Tnchlml, In command of the
Eighth Japanese division, bore the brunt
of the fighting In front of Holkoutal. He
was constantly opposed by superior forces,
but continued fighting to the last, with a
total loss of 162 officers and 6.500 men killed
General Matsumnra, according to the
Toklo correspondent of the Dally Tele
graph, has died at the front from con
gestion of the brafn. He commanded the
operations at 203-metre hill and was decor
ated and promoted for heroism.
IN GRASP OF SLEET NEBRASKA WEATHER. FORECAST
Telegraph and Telephone Service Over
Wide Area Completely Crippled.
TIEUP MOST COMPLETE FOR YEARS
Keatneky, Tennessee. Arkansas.
Oklahoma, .Mississippi, Louisiana
and Georgia Covered with
an Icy Coat.
Fair Toilny. Ktccpt Snovr In South
west Portion. Tuesday Fair.
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and telegraph service over a wide area of
the south was almost completely crippled
by heavy sleet today. Railroad service also
suffered and In some towns the lighting and
street car facilities were suspended. The
tleup was the most complete In many years
and although the telegraph companies and
MYSTERIOUS PITTSBURG CRIME
Sirs. John A. Kirkpatrlck Assaulted
and Murdered Within a Short
Distance of Her Home,
the Church of England Itself.
REPIDIATKS HIS SPEECH
President Smith quotes extensively from
the congressional debates and shows that
senators and representatives, Including the
champions of the measure in both houses,
repeatedly explained that It did not at-
Member of Rritiah Cabinet Denies
LONDON, Feb. 5. The speech of Arthur
Hamilton Lee, civil lord of the admiralty, i . n. tn rnnf. nv ra,e-maklng power.
at Eastleigh Hampshire on February 2, hus i an(J he quoted from eariy decisions of
created such a storm In Germany that the j th0 commlsglon ,0 Bhow that It did not
government organs here this morning are at flrgt assume to have tnat power,
busily endeavoring to editorialize away its , jnHtead of the alleged universal ac
effect. Mr. Lee himself, In a communlca- quleBcence in the existence of the rate
tlon to the Standard, makes a similar ef- mftkn power tn tne commission. President
fort by declaring that he was Incorrectly ' gmlth clam9 that , im the court8 m.
reported and giving what he calls a cor- Umated the commission had no such power;
rect version, which is so different from , that ,n im one of the commissions' most
the original report as to do Infinite credit lmportant rate-making efforts was dlsre
to the Ingenuity of English newspaper re- I Karded and no attempt was made to enforce
porters. According to tho Standard s Ber- : ,t. that ,n ml the power waa denied In
lin dispatches, unless Foreign Minister I co'urt; tnat Jn 1892 the commlsslin Itself
Lansdowne promptly repudiates responsl- ', reported that the rallroada continued to
billty for Mr. Lee s alleged utterances, the I deny tne exlstence of the power; that In
government will make a formal complaint ! the Ljuigyllle & Naahvitle denied the
in a speech at a dinner of railway men ; poWPr , the flrgt rate-making order issued
in Eustlelgh on February 2, Mr. Lee Is ( aaln8t it which, if enforced, would have
quoted as having said that In the recent I rHdicaiiy reduced all vtes from Ohio river
distribution of Great Britain's naval forces, polnU, lo the southwest and that it was
PITTSBURG, Pa., Feb. 6. The dead body
of Mrs. John A. Kirkpatrlck was found to
day In the back yard of an unoccupied
house at No. 9, Jackson street, Allegheny,
only a short distance from her home. She
had been murdered and the morgue phy
sician tonight states that the woman had
been criminally assaulted.
For the laat several months Mrs. Kirk
patrlck has been living at the residence
of Mrs. Jessie Scott on Jackson street with
her husband and 18 months old baby. Last
night Bhe took her baby to her mother's
home on Isabella street so she could at
tend the marketing. Her husband was to
meet her at the Isabella street house at
10 o'clock, but when he failed to keep the
appolutment, she started for her home
with her purchases, intending to return for
the child. After leaving the street car near
her home she was seen talking to a tall
man, wearing a high hat and long over
coat. A few moments later she was evi
dently dragged into Cretghton alley, where
she was heard to exclaim: "Oh, don't, I'll
I do anything you say."
When the body was discovered today at
I I 'o'clock It waa found that the woman
England had not so much to keep her eyes
on France and the Mediterranean, but to
look with anxiety toward tl.i North sea,
and that the fleets had been so distributed
as to enable them to deal with any danger
In that direction, should It occur. Undor
existing conditions, he said, the British
upheld In all the courts, including the su:
preme court In 1898. !
President Smith declare that It Is con
clusively established that congress never
intended to confer on the commission the
rate-making power; that the act did not. In
fact, confer the power and that the courts
Two Children Suffocated.
DETROIT, Mich , Feb. . Ixio Ososkve.
uged 1 years, and his baby brother. James,
HKd 2 mouths, children of shipyard
laborer, were auffmated to death by amoke
today in their home at Wyandotte. The
children had been left alone in their beda
In tje kltchcB. when the iuniaa ctuigbt Hie
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navy would get Its blow, In first and he nave unformiy Bo decided, and hence that
maintained tnat Dy tne recent navai re
forms Great Britain's strength as a naval
fighting power had been practically doubled
during the last few weeks.
BANKER BECKWITH IS DEAD
President of Defunct Ohio Concern
Who Was Duped by Mrs. Chad
wlrk Passes Away.
OBERLIN, O., Feb. 6 C. T. Beckwlth,
president of the defunct Citlxens National
bank of this city, died at 10:45 o'clock to
night, after two days of unconsciousness,
during which dissolution was expected at
any moment. Only the family surrounded
the deathbed of the banker.
Mr. Beckwlth waa about (15 years of age.
On December 14 last the federal grand
Jury In Cleveland returned five Indictments
against Beckwlth upon the charge of vio
lating the national banking laws in con
nection with the loans made to Mrs. Cassia
L. Chadwlck by the C'ltltans National bank
Speaker Cannon's alleged statement Is erroneous.
HE STEALS FOR FUN OF IT
New York Burglar Who Piles Ills
Trade for the Rxeltement It
NEW YORK, Feb. b. Christopher Smyth,
or "Sanrock," who Is locked up at police
headquarters, charged with being the per
petrator of many startling robberies In
private residences within . the past few
weeks, made a confession to Acting In
spector O'Brien of the detective bureau
today, according to a statement made by
the latter tonight.
Smyth declared that he had not worked
for plunder, but merely for the enjoyment
he got out of the excitement Incident to
the robberies. He confessed that he had
been Interested In the exploits of the west-
had been choked to death and that traces
In the snow showed that she had been
dragged for twelve feet along the alley to
the yard gate and thrown Inside. Both
Escor Bfrum and Mrs. P. T. Bowser, with
whom Bfrum beards at 13 Jackson street,
heard the scuffling and quarreling in the
alley, but being newcomers In the neigh
borhood doclded not to interfere in any way.
Mrs. Kirkpatrick's assailant, is supposed
to be some man who was at least an ac
quaintance of hers, because during the
evening a man answering the description of
the one seen talking to her called twice
' at the Scott house and asked for "Mattie"
(the woman's first name), and appeared to
be an old friend. The police have several
suspects under surveillance and will prob
ably make arrests before morning.
Late tonight the police arrested Norman
Geyaer, a board marker In a local broker's
office and are holding him on the charge
of murder. Developments show that Gey
ser had been an admirer of Mrs. Kirkpat
rlck for several years before her marriage
and for, a time was the cause of an es
trangement between Kirkpatrlck and his
wife. The trouble had been smoothed over
and the couple were living happily together,
but last week Mrs. Kirkpatrlck, It Is said,
complained to her husband that Geyser
was annoying her by following her on the
streets and persisting In talking to her.
When arrested tonight a bloodstain was
found on Geyser's overcoat sleeve and the
knuckles of his right hand were cut, the
abrasion being such, the physicians say, as
could have been made by the sharp edges
of human teeth.
As It was found that several of the mur
dered woman's teeth had been knocked out
the police believe they have captured the
of Oberlin. of which deceased was the 1 handlta and that he had tried to emu
president. From the day of his arrest Mr. , ,a)e thelr example. The character of "Raf
BeCk Willi's health raplJly failed, as a result j -... hB declared had also given him Ideaa
of worry over his troubles. He frequently
declared during his Illness that he wanted
to die. For several days prior to his death
he refused to tuke food In any form.
Death reaulted directly from heart trouble.
The death of Presld'Mit Beckwlth may
materially weaken the cases of forgery and
conspiracy to misapply bank funds now
charged against Mrs. Chadwlck.
BOSTON. Feb. I. It was stated on good
author.ty tonight that If the litigation
against Mrs. Csasle I.. Chldwlrk should
fall, owing to the death of C. T. Beckwlth,
president of the defunct Citizens National
bank of Oberlin. O., that proceedings
and he hud attempted to follow out this
example. He said that It would have been
the easiest thing In the world for the
police to have captured him on various oc
casions, but that there had been no at
tempt made to follow him after he had
left the housea he entered, except in one
Instance. He declared confidently that In
several Instances he could have secured
diamonds and other Jewels had he so
chosen and was sure that he could have
gone to any bank In the city and obtained
whatever he demanded.
Ono of the crimes Imputed to him, that
PORTO R1C0 GIRLS GO HOME
Last Detachment of Young Women
Imported to St. Louis Leave for
Their Katlvc Island.
ST. LOUIS. Feb. 5. Twenty Porto Rico
girls departed tonight 1'or their native
Island, making the last detachment to re
turn home of the sixty girls Imported some
time ago by a 8t. Louis manufacturing con
cern as employes. After being here a
Former ProhlM Ion Candidate Ex
pltCN In Arms of I nldentltled
Woman at Los Angeles.
LOS ANGEI.E?. Ca!.. Feb. 6. (Special
Telegram.) Rev. C. E. Bentley of Lincoln.
Neb., presidential nominee en tho silver.
railroads hnve large forces of men at work prohibition ticket in 1!H. died in a cheap
it may be two or three days before normal I lodging house here last night, expiring in
conditions resume. j the arms of an un'dcnt'.ned woman, who
Tho storm, which covered with a thick, later made her escape. Bentley and the
icy coat Kentucky, Tennessee,. Aarkansas, I woman, who was heavily veiled, entered
Oklahoma, Indian Territory, Mississippi j the lodging house and asked for a room.
Alabama, Louisiana and Georgia, had pre- 1 As the landlady stepped forward In the
vailed Intermittently for three days and the light Bentley groaned and sank to the
wires broke under the accumulated ice.
Service from Louisville to Memphis, Nash
ville, Chattanooga and Birmingham wm but
little Interrupted. South of these cities to
the gulf only two or three wires were work
ing Imperfectly tonight. The fall of snow
and sleet, varying from one to three Inches,
extended as far north as Louisville.
For several hours Atlanta and New Or
floor. His companion se!red him In her
arms and endeavored to revive him, while
the landlady went to summon help. Bent
ley died In the woman's arms. When the
landlady returned Bentley's companion fled
from the house and has not yet been ap
prehended. An autopsy shows death to be due to
heart Uisense. Bentley was SO years old
leans were cut off from the rest of the j nPimrently In good circumstances
country. All wires were down from Mem
phis to Natchex and New Orleans and the
telegraph companies sent messages
With his wife he was staying at a hotel
at 300 South Olive street. The widow re-
t , fuses to believe her husband guilty of any
I nTnnir ItiRfaHno- (hn ... 1-1 n m anw hltn anf-
those points to New York and down the, ,,., ,,,, , Th.
landlady of the lodging house says Bentley
was apparently In good health when he
entered the room.
An Inquest will be held tomorrow and up
to the present detectives are unable to find
the woman, who Is described as being
about 30 years old and handsome.
Bentley at ono time was chairman of
the Nebraska prohibition central committee
and was candidate for senator at various
times. In addition to being the nominee
for president. He wns city treasurer of
Clinton, la., for a number of years. Mrs.
Bentley and her husband came here four
duys ago front San Francisco. She says
he had a similar attack In the north. The
body was eent to Lincoln for burial.
LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 5. Rev. C. E.
Bentley, whose mysterious death Is re
ported nt Los Angeles, began his ministerial
career In Nebraska, and for twenty-five
years was pastor of one church at Surprise.
He leaves a wife and six grown children.
He left Lincoln for the west January 13.
The body will be brought to Lincoln for
coast, but even this service was Interrupted
for a time. Two hundred poles went down
Ice Breaker Sinks In River.
LEWES, Del., Feb. 5. Thirty men nar
rowly escaped drowning today In the ley
waters of the Harbor of Refugo at the
Delaware breakwater, nnd after being
rescued with the greatest difficulty by tho
crews of two tugs they were forced to
make their way to shore afoot over the
heavy Ice floes with which the Delaware
river and bay Is blocked. The men whose
lives were Imperilled were Captain Jacobs
and his crew of twenty-nine men of the
Philadelphia city Ice boat No. 3, which
made its way down the river from Phila
delphia In an effort to make a channel for
vessels Icebound at the breakwater.
The lco boat collided with the sunken
barge Santiago, the masts and buoys of
which had been carried away by the Ice
Jam. The ice boat had become wedged In
the mass of ice between the Harbor of
Refuge and the old breakwater and was
unable to proceed. While drifting In this
manner the Ice boat struck the barge and
a large hole stove In its hull. Captain
Jacobs' signals of distress were answered
by the tugs Teaser and Boxer. The tugs
experienced much difficulty In reaching the
rapidly sinking Ice boat. The Ice Jam pre
vented the tugs from docking and the crew
of the Ice boat, after being taken off, stiff
from exposure! and nearly exhausted, man
aged to complete a perilous Journey afoot
across the Ice fields to shore.
Navigation Is almost at a standstill on
the Delaware because of the Ice, which
Is Jammed In the stream from Trenton to
the breakwater and extends nearly ten
miles out to sea. There Is a large fleet of
vessels of all kinds at the breakwater un
able to make any headway against the Jam.
Several ships are fast In the ice at the
Horseshoe, a bend In the river at Glou
cester, N. J., and It will probably be sev
eral days before the city Ice boats can clear
a passage for them.
An almost complete suspension of the
coastwise trade out of this port has fol
lowed the general freezeup of the harbor.
There are a number of vessels here, but
MOHN GAINS ONE POINT
Court-Martial Trying Case of the
Lieutenant Decides that It Is
,:; ST. "LOmB,:-F?t)J.5.-Slttlng of the coiirt-martlal-whlCn-IS'trylng
E. Mohn In the administration building at
Jefferson barracks have been suspended
pending a ruling from General Wlnt, a
decision from whom Is expected Monday.
The, trial . Is the outcome of a court
martial held In November. Lieutenant Mohn
was then charged with "conduct unbecom
ing ah officer and a gentleman," and wns
acquitted. Ho then was tried for Insubor
dination and convicted. The ense was ap
pealed" and, finally reached the president,
who ordered the case retried.
When the present court-martial sat the
accused officer excepted to the court which
was hearing the case, claiming that Gen
eral Wlnt, who appointed the court, was
Interested In the matter, and therefore
none will charter until there Is some prob- 1 was disqualified to appoint the court and
ability of their being able to get out of 1 that the court thus appointed was d1s-
the Delaware river, which is Impossible at Qus'lfled from hearing the case.
this time. Very little coal is being received I Tbe court upheld this plea and the ruling
at this port In consequence of the extreme i 18 being- considered by General Wlnt.
cold In the mining regions, and great delay i If the ,atter uatalns the court It will
Is being experienced by steamships under ! df1 uPon President Roosevelt to ap-
charter for the West Indies In getting their j polnt a court to hear the trial.
cargoes. More than fifty vessels were held ! ,
fast In the Ice in the lower bay today and ! WRECKS ON THE ROCK ISLAND
a number of ocean steamers which at
tempted to force their way through the ob
struction at the Delaware capes were com
pelled to return to sea and anchor for the
Off Billlngsport, N. J., fifteen coal barges
are held fast In the Ice. They belong to
the Reading Railway company and are In
ward bound from Boston.
Ice In New York Harbor.
NEW YORK, Feb. B. Ice floes completely
filled New York harbor today, rendering
the parsage of vessels Into and out of the
port slow and difficult. In the Narrows
the ice pack was so dense that even the
powerful transatlantic liners had trouble
in forcing a passage. One of the serious
results of the presence of vast, floes In
the lower bay during the last four days
has been the breaking and carrying away
of great numbers of spar and can buoys
In the various ship channels. Captains of
coastwise steamers and Sandy Hook pilots
have reported a number of narrow escapes
from grounding caused by the displace
ment of buoys. Captain Shepard of the
lighthouse board said that the displace
ment of buoys by Ice during the week was
unprecedented in the history of the depart
ment and that the conditions of navigation
into and out of the port are the most
dangerous that have ever existed.
All the steamers of the sound fleet ar
rived safely today, although several hours
late. Their captains reported that heavy
Ice was encountered throughout the sound
and that navigation waa barely possible.
On several occasions the fleet of New
York-bound steamers were compelled to
unite and attack the Ice In a wedge forma
tion. Owing to a change In the wind the
North and East rivers were comparatively
clear of Ice during the day and the ferries
were operated with little Interruption.
Embargo Along New England Const.
BOSTON, Feb. 6. The New England
coast south of Cape Cod was tonight tight
In the grasp of one of the most extensive
Ice embargoes of recent winters. While In
Boston harbor the only inconvenience was
caused by floating Ice, south of the cape
conditions were far different, Nantucket
sound being almost completely closed over,
while Vineyard sound was filled with Ice.
Narraganaett bay is full of Ice and ship
ping there Is practically at a standstill.
Throughout the day the weather was cold,
but the temperature rose gradually toward
rdght, though It remained too low to war
rant hopes of an Immediate thaw,
Wires Down In Southwest.
PHOENIX. Arli.. Feb. 5.-A1I wires are
down at the Gila river bridge on the Marl-
Two Passenger Trains Derailed in
Missouri and One In Kansas
About Twenty Hurt.
ugilnst her would be Immediately inatliutod ' ot entering ' the house of General Anajn
In this state. ! O. Mct'ouk, when the general's young son
The suit brought here would be In con- fired on the burglar, he derlured he wus
nectlon with an alleged loan made to Mrs. innocent of. Smyth denied absolutely that
Chadwlck by Usrbert V. Newtou of Brook- he has anjj confederates and declares that
Hue. - he ha been working alone.
time all the girls, with few exceptions, be
, came homesick and wanted to return home. copa Phoenix railroad, and though no
They ceased wot King ana as they had no definite reports have been received, It is
money the King's Daughters' organization rumored that 100 feet of the cribbing put
took care of them until means could be pro
vlded for sending them home. Several who
have decided to remain in the flitted Slates
will tuka UP the study of English with the
view cf ultimately becoming teachers in
in to repair a former break at the bridge
has buen washed away. The ro:n;uuy
hopes to transfer passengers tomorrow.
Phoenix and eastern train service extends
'Continued on. BecouU, Page.)
KANSAS CITY, Feb. B.-Three Rock Is
land passenger train accidents were re
ported tonight. The California and Mexico
fast mall from Chicago on the Rock Island
went into the ditch two miles east of
Cameron, Mo., tonight. Conductor Marvin
suffered a fracture of a leg and a number
of passengers were hurt.
The Chicago limited, tho fast Rock Is
land train for Chicago, with the private
enr of J. O. Crockett, tho general superin
tendent, was wrecked two miles west of
Winston, Mo., tonight. B. Bauman. Mr.
Crockett's stenographer, and James Butler,
tne porter or tne private car, were, both
Injured, but It Is Impossible to learn to
what extent. Mr. Crockett was not hurt.
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific passenger
train No. 6, eastbound, was wrecked two
miles west of Lebanon, Kan., today. Run
ning forty-five miles an hour, the engine
left the track and the full train of eight
oara followed. One car turned over, but
no one was dangerously Injured. Twelve
persons were slightly bruised. The track
will not be open before tomorrow night.
LET BOYS PLAY 5F"SUNDAY
Bishop of Scranton Preaches Sermon
in Favor of Athletic Recrea
tlons for Children.
Bix of the Governments of Poland kn NtW
Involved in Movement.
MARTIAL LAW IN THRIt MORE DISTRICTS
Miners' Congress tt Charlevoi Becidta to
Begin Otneral Strike Today.
CRITICAL STAGE REACHED AT LODZ
Employers Decide to Open All Factories
MEN REPORTING WILL BE RE-ENGAGED
All Who Fall to Return to Work Will
Be Discharged New Governor
General Sneceeda la Keep
ST. PETERSBURG,' Feb. S.-The strike
movement In Poland has spread to the gov
ernments of Waroaw, Petrikau. Kallsa.
Rttdom, Lublin and Suvalkl. Martini law
has been declared in Kallsa, Radom and
As many as 4,000 workmen In the car
shops here have drawn up a manifesto
disclaiming the delegate who were put
forward as representing them In the depu
tation which visited Emperor Nicholas at
Tsarskoe-Selo on Wednesday, February 1.
They assert that these men were selected
by the employers and were not repre
sentatives of the workmen. The employe
of one or two other factories may follow
suit, but the workmen In general are in
clined to standby the deputation.
There were a few slight oolllslons be
tween Lessner's workmen and pollen
guarding the factory yesterday. Poland,
however, continues to be the storm center
of the disturbances. Though the strike
has ceased In some establishments, It has
assumed a more Important phase by lta
extension to the great coal mines and
sugar factories; and three more govern
ments have been placed under martial
law. Police and Cossacks have had to
break up a number of demonstrations and
quell disorders, but as yet there has been
no repetition of rioting on the scale of the
first collisions. Strikes In Tlflis and other
parts of the Caucasus are frequent and
the present one does not attract much at
tention except as bearing on the general
situation In Russia.
Foreign Minister Lamsdorff, In an official
note to Sir Charles Hardlnge, the British
ambassador, has formally disavowed the
action of Deputy Chief of Police Roudneff
of Moscow, In posting a placard asserting
that the strikers were assisted with money
from Japanese and British sources with
the purpose of crippling the arsenals and
other 'government works.
Cossacks Attack Strikers.
SOSNOVICE, . Feb. e.-Strlkers to . tha
number of 16,000 today marched from Dom
brove to this place and attempted to reach,
the Warsaw station, but Cossack drove
them back without using their weapons,
CHARLEROI, Feb. S.-The miners' con
gress, by a large majority; has decided to
declare a general strike on Monday.
Critical Stage at I.oda.
LODZ, Feb. 5. The situation here has
reached a critical stage und It will bo de
cided tomorrow whether the conflict shall
end or the strike be continued. The em
ployers met on Saturday and decided to re
open all of their factories on Monday, when
men reporting for work will be re-engaged
and the remainder discharged. A large
number of workmen are disposed to resume,
but fear that the malcontents will employ
The newly appointed governor general,
Arclmovltch, Is giving the closest attention,
to the situation. In the course of an Inter
view with the Associated Press thla after
noon the governor general said that tomor
row will be tho critical test. "If the strikers
once resume," he said, "the atrlko will be
Being asked whether he considered' tha.
strike a political movement, the governor
"Yes, and no; It Is a labor movement,
but the strikers' specific demand were
suggested by political .agitators, many of
whom are foreigners."
He expressed himself as being confident
that order would be maintained, though
the authorities are handicapped by tha
insufficiency of the police force, which
numbers only 300. The governor general
said he waa averse to using soldiers, who
made bad policemen.
The manufacturers highly commend tha
promptitude and tuct which the governor
general displayed In tho maintenance of
order, which is In marked contrast with
the fatal hesitancy of the Warsaw authori
ties. The strikers are demanding an elrht-hour
day, etc., but are willing to accept a com
promise. The masters declare that It la
Impossible In the face of existing competi
tion to either Increase wages or decrease
the hours of work, unless It Is made gtay
eral throughout. .
The state of siege Is still maintained her
and the streets are being patrolled by
military. All travelers are carefully scruti
nised. Thirty strike leaders, mostly for
eigners, have been arrested.
SCRANTON, Pa. Ft b. S.-In a sermon on
"Child Labor," at St. Peter's cathedral to
day, the Right Rev. M. J. Hoban, biHhdp
of Scranton, came out unequivocally for
permitting working boys to play athletic
games on Sunday.
After picturing the hardships many of
the boys of this community are put to In
the mines and mills, day and night, six
days a week, he criticised those who pro
ttst against them enjoying the Sabbath In
harmless recreation, and added: "I say let
them play base ball or foot ball or any
other kind of ball to their heart's content.
The good Lord will be pleased to see them
do it, I aver, providing they are good boys."
Movements of Ocean Vessels Feb. 5.
NEW YORK. Feb. S -The steamer Zee
land, from Antwerp and Dover, for New
York, was in communication t,y wireless
telegraph with the station at Slasconsi-tt,
Mars., at 8:) p. m., nen the vessel waa
forty miles east of toe Nantucket Shoals
lighthouse. Arrived: Italia, from Mar
seilles; Mesaba, from London; Neckar,
At Llverjxiod Arrived: Bnvlc, from New
York: Cymrlra. from Boston.
At Bremen Sailed: Casse), for New
At Olssgow Suilod: Furnersia, fur New
At Boulogne flulled: Amsterdam, for
At Dover Sailed: Uraf Waldersee, for
At CJueanstown Sailed: Umbria, for New
York. ' -..
NONUNION MINERS FILE SUIT
Twenty-One Ask T,MK Damages
Kacu from United Kline
TUSCALOOSA. Ala., Feb. 6.-Twenty-ono
suits, amounting to $147,000, have been filed
in the county court here. Each of the
suits was for $7,Ou0. They were filed by tha
nonunion miners at Brookwood, sixteen
miles north of Tuscaloosa, ugalnst the
United Mine Workers of North America,
district No. 20 of this organization and the
local organization there. The plaintiffs
claim that during the month of October
last the local organization made a domand
upon tile Alabama CnnsOItduted Iron and
Coal company to dismiss from their mines
all nonunion workers, declaring that it
the company should fall to grant their
request a strike would be the result, and
that on account of heavy contract which
the company was compelled to fill, know
ing that a strike would greatly retard It
output, It was compelled to act a the
union miners demanded. They allege that
from this reason on November 10 they were
turned out of their homes and many of
them deprived of the bare necessaries of
IU111 Kill i'l by l.lve Wire.
TKl-l.l'UIKK, Colo., Feb. ft.-During a
snowulldc here, Tyrle Hiiced I'ollard. suit
of Itev. Jiimos t'oll.ud or 101 Phso, Tex.,
mid n''phew of the luti- tiiitf Justice V1
lurd of 'l'fxur. Iihh Ii"i klll'd ly coming
in riiiiliut wllh live wire. The you Hi
man him leii engaged In mining tiers and
ciiiiu-s from one uf Die prominent famliaa
In i'rxuM. The fiimliy f ,i int-iy resided lit
AuaUn and Houston Ta - i
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