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TIIE OMAHA DAILY TtEE: MONDAY, FEBRUARY . 100.T
NEWLANDS FOR UNIFICATION
w. Vjewi on Eailroad Problemi Similar to
Thoie of Paul Morton.
NATURAL EVOLUTION OF THE BUSINESS
Control Should Be Eserclned, He .
So Sot to Impair the Enery
r Enterprise ( the
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WABHINOTON, Feb. 5.-(Spceln1. The
Views of Secretary of the Navy Morton on
railroad rate legislation, as recently ex
pressed, have attracted much attention at
the capltol. Althotigh Mr. Morton has ex
plicitly stated they must not in any way
be taken as the "views of the administra
tion," they are naturally accepted as the
view, which he as one of the advlsora of
President Roosevelt, is constantly present
ing to the president, and therefore, are pre
sumed to have exercised more or lews In
fluence on the attitude of the administration.
Certain of these opinions thus publicly ex
pressed are regarded by some Jpglslators as
more In accordance with democratic than
republican doctrine and already some of the
dcmocratlo senators have voiced similar
Mr. Morton states as his belief that one
of three things is sure to take place in the
conduct of our railway systems." those being-
"legalliatlbn of pools." "the further
unification of ownership," or "government
ownership." The first proposition Is sup
ported by the railroads and was contained
In the old Corliss-Nelson bill, but Is ex
tremely unpopular In congress, so much so
that Representative Mann of Illinois, a
member of the house committee on Inter
state commerce, recently stated such ft
measure "would have no more chance In
congress than a snowflnke in hades." The
third, "government ownership," Is undlsput-
4.niMrii o Men: the second. i"-'
further unification of ownership,
ready been advocated by some of the demo
crats and Senator Newlands of Nevada
urges the Creation of s. Joint commission of
the senate and house to prepare a na
tional Incorporation act., which shall pro
mote the further unification of the railway
systems. On this point Mr. Morton, after
urging the legalisation of polling, says:
"Beoond The further unification of own
ership, thereby delivering In time the en
tire railway ownership of the country into
the hands of a few Individuals or one syn
dicate. Tbls condition has already been
hurried and helped along by the absence
of pooling, and while I am one of those
who berltvs It would not be a calamity If
all the railways in the United States could
be owned by one syndicate, provided they
could be managed purely and simply as a
railway proposition, I have grave doubts
that this Is practicable and fear that so
much concentrated power would be mis
used." If It should be he sees nothing left
but "government ownership, the worst of
the three evils If such they may be called."
Senator StwUndt' Ideas.
Rejecting legalised pooling as an Impos
sibility and agreeing with Mr. Morton that
"government ownership" Is the worst of
the "three evils," Senator Newlands seeks
the middle path, that of encouraging the
unification of the railroads into a few sys
tems or even one system, but giving the
government' absolute control over the con
duct of such unified system or systems by
the exercise of tho rate-making and tax
ing power. On this subject Senator New
lands sa.d today:
"Thers are about 2,000 railway corpora
tions, of" which about 600 .are operating
companies and' these' have fallen under the
control of certain systems, so that today
It ia a recognised fact that almost 'all the
railroad trackage of the country Is under
the control of eight or 'ton systems, each
Df which la. under the absolute direction
and control, of either a single man or
group composed of a small number of men.
I regard this as a natural and practical
volution of the railroad business, resulting
o far aa the economlo operation of the
roads Is concerned an advantage and not
disadvantage, and operating, so far as the
convenience of the public is concerned, to
their advantage and not to their disadvan
tage, and only likely to operate against
the Interests of the country when we con
sider the question of rates, of rebates and
if discriminations. It is with reference to
these matters, then, that the railroads
ihould be brought under some form of
unified control and that unillod control
ihould be exercised In auch a way as not
to Impair the Initiative,, the energy and the
enterprise of the operators of these great
Dancer of Rosso-Jap Alliance. -
With peace between Japan and Russia
nd an offensive and defensive alliance es
tablished between these two nations, the
question cornea what of our trade In the
far eastT While there are no present Indica
tions of an Immediate cessation of hostili
ties between the countries now at war In
Ihe east, there la a growing feeling that
peace is not very far removed. Japan and
Russia have learned to regard each other
with favor and once foes, when peace comes
:t is anticipated that they will form a com
bination, to control the whole eastern situ
ation and that meana the control of trade
u far as possible. Where then does the
United States come In with Japan, the
great Imitator, making American goods for
the Chinamen, and Russian sending Its
manufactured products Into both countries
upon terms thoroughly understood between
?hlna, Japan and Itself?
"The world Is our market," has become
i pat phrase with our manufacturers, abet
ted largely by our dlplomatlo and consular
ameers at borne aa well as abroad. If th
phrase be true, and with the alliance of
Russia and Japan outlined above as ac
tually In existence, it behooves the United
States to Immediately develop trade In
places and In countries where the American
"bag man" la unknown and Incidentally do
iverythlng possible to strengthen our rela
tions with countries and places where
American made goods are well and favor
Proposes Commercial Attaches.
Assistant Secretary Loomls, realising the
Importance of fortifying our present posi
tion In the world's trade, has recommended
in appropriation for the creation of a staff
of special agents with the dlplomatlo rank
and title of commercial attache, who shall
travel over the world for the purpose of
examining Into tho trade relations of the
tevera! countries to the United States and
make auch suggestions as will strengthen
the hands of our manufacturers abroad.
Secretary Loomls does not propose that
any of the attaches, who shall be six In
number, shall have any fixed place of resi
dence, but that they shall be transferable
from point to point as circumstances dic
tate. He proposes that their salary shall
be $A.a per year with adequate allowance
for traveling expense and that their work
should be directed toward furnishing our
manufacturers and exporters such Informa
tion as would tend towards securing trade
that Is at present a sealed book to our peo
ple. In a letter to the president, Mr.
Loomls pertinently says: "This moveWnt
is obviously necessary when considered as
a step In the direction of providing the
United States with the official machinery
which, sooner or later, will be Imperatively
demanded by our congested Industries to
aid them In finding outlets for their surplus
proflucta. The productive capacity of
American workshops and factories Is in
creasing at such a rate that, to keep pace
with It. we must obtain a commensurate
share of foreign consumption. In some lines
our production In six or eight months Is
sufficient to cover the home demand of a
year. The production of the other four
months must be v marketed outside the
United States. Nor will It do to go Into the
foreign markets with any less seal and ef
fort than Is used to secure home markets.
In fact, a much greater effort may be
needed In the one than in the other. As our
productive energy Increases and the neces
sity for seeking foreign markets becomes
more stringent. It is to be expected that
the requirements of the business community
for reliable, well digested and practical de
tails as to trade conditions abroad and for
advice and help In exploring unknown mar
kets will tax the best official machinery
that can be devised "
Secretary Loomls believes that It Is but
the part of ordinary prudence not to wait
for the emergency which seems to be upon
us, but to set to work at once to perfect
such mnchlnery while there is still time
for experiment and trial.
Huston Also Has Plans.
WhllA Rflnmt.pv I nutlttiMi what la
regarded as a very essential factor in
broadenlnir nnr irnria with fnralvn rnnn t Ha
Jcseph Mi Huston, the architect of . the
magnificent capltol at Harrlsburg, has
SeeiTllnlv milch wMa .luro.ml Inn. tn molts
for trade betterment. Mr. Huston, who Is
not only one ot the leading architects of
Ihfi Unit? Hfatn hilt tt man hn has .iianl
a very great deal of time In travel through
luieign countries, lias some practical ideas
about the enlargement of American trade
which are considered "worth while" by
those with whom he has discussed the sub
ject. Mr. Huston suggesU that the gov
ernment establish In all of the principal
parts or the world great warehouses on
the docks and in these warrhniiuna ho v.
samples of American made goods, m.v
unmrrjr, eic, wun tne names or the selling
agents, prices, etc., under consular control.
He proposes a slow sailing fleet of tramp
steamers or sailing vessels touching at all
these foreign ports, say once every two
monthH, and carrying goods for the several
wureiiouses 10 replenish diminished stock.
Not sutislled with these suggestions,
which must appeal very forcibly to those
who are enguged in the foreign trade, Mr.
Huston offers the further i.c.axinti that
the government should authorise the estab
lishment of an International banking sys
tem modeled, somewhat along the lines of
Thomas Cook & Sons, so that the American
iniveier aDroaa may be able to do business
with someone accredited hv the imiKi,
government. Inst earl of halno- rnmt,.u.M .
do business with an English firm, as under
present conditions. But the man who Is
making one of the most henutif.ii .anitni.
in the country and within the amount ap-
yiuunuioo ror its construction does not stop
here. Being an observing citizen and ex
ceedingly practical. Mr. Huston has the
further suggestion that .the government
should erect a school of diplomacy anala
gous to West Point and Annapolis for the
Hl young men ror the -Consular
service and grade them, good work being
the requisite for promotion, -'Wait this
latter suggestion is not new. it but em
phasizes wh.it a ...... i
, " vuitiu Biuuviu or. our
conditions abroad has to suggest for nieet-
. competitors whether in statecraft,
diplomacy or trade.
San Domingo's Needs.
"The Republic of San DnminMi
government of the eastern an ... .
can bo called a rcpubllc-ls not satisfied
lne proposition that the United States
should control the customs
guarantee the payment of its debts." This
uwiuBui was made this afternoon by a
gentleman who recently returned from a
long sojourn In San Domingo and who
has, perhaps, a broader knowledge of the
affairs of the South American countries
than any other man in America today.
.umu ue oone, no continued, "is
to establish an absolute protectorate over
the republic. I do not mean hv thi. ......
this country should annex the territory,
but we should do for San Domingo ex
actly what we did for Cuba. The United
States is In duty bound to see that a per
manent, safe, up-to-date government is
established. The cresldent nno-ht t.
authority to send troops to occupy the
lowns in me republic and to es
tablish postofflces and anh nnlm mm n,.ll ...
customs houses. Until this is done by
iuib country or some other equally as
powerful, there Is absolutely no hope that
any sort of a government can be made
permanent ana sare. No one in the United
States who has not coma ir.tr, r.-i
contact with the San ) omIngans .can have
any conception of the existing conditions
i iw repuDiic. i wm cite one instance
which will demonstrate. I thinw ih. k
surdity of the Idea of calling the president.
morales, me cnoice or the people. The
night before he was Inaugurated some con
fidential friends went to him and told him
mat. a revolt was being hatched which
threatened to prevent hta lnnmi,.ii.
the following day. Drawing a slip of paper
ii u.u ma ueea no reaa over a list of names
and asked his 'informant. 'Whm r. n
erals Blank and Black and Colonels White
and Brown?' of course, these are not the
ngni names, but they will do. He was
told that they
that they are arrested Immediately and shot
at sunrise.' was his next command. His
orders were carried out and the 'revolution'
was broken up right then and there. The
gooa people or San Domingo and by
that I mean those who have th i.,ni...
of education and property are exceedingly
anxious mat tne united States should
adopt the same course toward their coun
try which was adopted toward Cuba after
the Spanish evaouatlon. It Is only by the
adoption of such a plan that there can
be any possible chance of creating a stable
government upon the Island and two or
three years of American control and the
introduction of the American system of
elections, with American schools, will bring
about a state of affairs which will insure
the permanent peace and prosperity of the
most fertile piece of territory on the en
Arranging for Hallway Show.
Former Congressman George H. Post of
Pennsylvania Is In Washington for the pur
pose of arranging the preliminaries for the
moat unique exposition which has been
ever shown In any country. In June next
tho International Railway congress will
meat In this city. A short time ago ths
house and senate agreed to permit ths
erection of buildings and the enclosure of
tho grounds around the monument lot for
the purpose of enabling the projectors of
ths exposition to set up and Install ex
amples of everything In the way of con
struction and equipment material used by
a railroad. This will be a free show and
It promises to bs the most complete as
sembling of railroad appliances ever at
tempted In the world. Mr. Post, who him
self Is a manufacturer, says that the peo
ple who produce railway appliances hava
Jumped at the opportunity to be repre
sented In Washington and there will not
bs lacking anything used by a railroad
from a handful of waste-to aa angina,
PRIMARY BILLS COMING IP
Legislate Grind Likely to Beach Them
Luring Cirrent Week,
COUNTRY MEMBERS OPPOSE SYSTEM
Chances Are the Bills Will Have
Hard Flaht nnd Be Materially
Amended if They Pnss
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Feb. 5.-tSpeclal Telegram.1
The legislature ought to get around to the
primary election bills this week. Two such
measures are pending. One was Introduced
in the house by Dodge cf Douglas, the
other by McMullen of Gage. Cady pre
sented the McMuilen Mil to the senate.
Between these bills the essential differ
ence is that the Dodge bill provides for the
primary election In the case of state of
ticers, as well as city, county and district,
and does away with platforms, while the
McMullen bill exempts the state officers,
retains the platform system and advocates
the choice of United States senators by
primary election. This last provision ia
admitted to give strength and popularity
tu the McMullen bill, so far as the rank
and file of the people are concerned, and
to make it to that extent objectionable to
the corporations. On the other hand, the
Dodge bill is not exactly to the liking of
the corporations. Of course they do not
want any primary election law, but If one
must curat these powers would rather it
did not include slate officers within Its
operations. But this is an objection not
alone entertained by the corporations. The
country members of the legislature who are
taking a stand against primary election
legislation ore strongly opposed to the
state officer prevision, chiefly for the
reason, as they urge, that It will have a
tendency to "bunch'' the candidates on the
state ticket, giving the populous cenfers
the advantage'. The friends of the Dodge
bill hold this is not a valid objection tu
The truth of the matter Is, however, that
the promoters of this much-needed legisla
tion are going to have a hard time en
acting any auch law, unless they should
consent to have It apply only to the larger
cities of the state. A canvass of the mem
bers seems to Indicate a pronounced senti
ment from the country against any sort
of primary election law for the rural sec
tions. "We don't need It, don't want It and
couldn't get along as well with It as with
the present system."
This Is about the way most of the coun
try members size it up. Notwithstanding
this opposition, though, Dodge and McMul
len are hopeful of success. It Is probable
the best out of the two bills will be united
so as to give one measure of the most com
mendable character and then let a strong
fight be made for Its passage.
State Binder Twine Plant.
While, as The Bee showed this morning,
the special Joint committee sent to the
Kansas penitentiary to report on the state
binder twine plant, favors and will recom
mend the establishment of such a plant
at the Nebraska penitentiary, already a
movement has been launched to block such
an enterprise. Warden Bcemer himself Is
opposed to the establishment of the plant
and is not Inactive In his opposition, either.
The bill Introduced in the house providing
for such a plant proposes to appropriate
$10,000 to establish and $46,000 to operate the
plant. The warden seems to think there
Is not the necessary ground space at the
penitentiary and has other objections. It is
said such a plant would require a three
mile runwsy. But opposed to Warden
Beemer la the great number of farmers
of Nebraska and their representatives In
the leslslatur'k - .
Notes from Hastings.
HASTINGS. Neb., Feb. 6.-(Specla!.)
Juniata had a fire. Wednesday afternoon
that did $300 worth of damage to Lang
Jahr's harness shop before the bucket bri
gade was able to extinguish It. The fire
originated about noon In the workroom and
had made material progress before It was
discovered. There were a. half dozen frame
buildings In the immediate vicinity of the
harness shop, and for a time the business
portion of the town seemed seriously
A two-story brick business building will
be an addition tn Hastings In ths early
spring. The new structure will be erected
at the corner of Third street and Hastings
avenue and will have the dimensions of
James Peterson and George Brocksome,
two young farmers living near the city,
were arraigned in the county court Tues
day for fighting and threatening to fight
more. Peterson paid a slight fine and
Brocksome spent two days In the county
Jail. They are rivals for the affections
of a young lady and had adopted the
knightly method of proving their worthi
ness, urged on by stories circulated by
friends of each. Peterson asserted that
had the sentence of his rival and com
batant been much longer he would pay his
fine and secure his liberty.
Dispensary Declared Illegal.
AURORA, Neb., Feb. .6. (Special.) The
widely advertised liquor dispensary of A.
M. Glover, operated at Aurora, Neb., re
ceived a death-blow In the decision of
Judge Evans last Thursday, wherein he
held the two ordinances enacted by the
city council for the suppression of Olover's
institution were valid end enforceable. The
defendant assailed the validity of the or
dinances and maintained that his dispen
sary was legally conducted. The city
council employed Craft & Bald, who
drafted the ordinance In question, to prose
cute the case. Ths district court room was
crowded by spectators from all portions of
the county, the case having attracted more
widespread attention than any for some
years. The legal battle was lengthy and
most stubbornly waged.
Fnllertoa rhtutaaqn Incorporates.
FULLERTON. Neb., Feb. 6. (Special.)
Articles of incorporation of the Fullerton
Chautauqua assembly were filed at the
clerk of the court Thursday. The Incorpo
rators named In 'the articles are W. H.
QAon, Thomas F. Miller. J. E. Knldler, E
E. Copple and Albert Thompson, '
The board of directors held a meeting
last evening and elected J. W. McClelland
president; 13. E. Copple, vice president; Dr.
Dora M. Judklns, secretary; Dr. Edward
Johnson, treasurer, and fixed August H to
n as the time for holding the Chautauqua
exercises. Ths officers of the corporation
and ths citizens In general are exceedingly
enthusiastic over ths prospects of having
r fine meeting this year.
Farmer Hun Himself.
COZAD, Neb., Feb. t (Special Tele
gram.) Jorgen P. Nsllson, a wealthy re
tired farmer, committed suicide about noon
today by hanging. His body was discov
ered by his wife about 1 o'clock, banging
from a beam In tho barn. Coroner Blrko
fer was notified and an Inquest held, the
Jury rendering a verdict of suicide. Ths de
ceased was a native ot Denmark, about U
years old. He received Injuries on the
head from an attack by burglars several
years ago which so affected his mind that
he was disposed to melancholy, whlob was
doubtless the cause of his suiolde.
School Library Sit Harwell.
BURWELL, Feb. t The high school Is
endeavoring to establish a library that
will bs a credit to the town. The pupils
gave an entertainment ftr the benefit of
the library Friday nlgl.t and a geod pro
gram was rendered, after which a basket
supper was served. The proceeds amounted
TKClMSfcll FARMERS' ISSTITITK
Officers for the Catalan- Tear Elected
at Friday's Session.
TECUMSEH. Neb., Feb. I. (Special.)
Notwithstanding the severe cold day ths
largest crowd of the session attended the
farmers' Institute Friday. The morning
session was opened at 10 o'clock by prayer
by Rev. F. M. Bturdevant. Miss Jesnle
Moyer recited and officers were elected for
the coming year aa follows: President, J.
M. Weber; vice president, A. Russell; sec
retary. C. V. Douglas; treasurer. D. 8.
Warner. Women officers, president, Mrs.
E. Q. Jury; vice president, Mrs. D. L.
Robb; secretary, Mrs. W. J. Lynch; treas
urer, Mrs. T. H. Bowman. Free dinner was
The afternoon session was opened with
a vocal solo by Miss Wilson, after which
Mrs. B. E. Beaver played a violin solo. Mrs.
J. L. Mattox read a good, paper on "Some
Advantages of Home Life on the Farm."
Miss Gussle Reynolds delivered a recita
tion and Miss M. L. Smith of Addison gave
an address on "Poultry on the Farm,"
which was filled with practical ideas. Miss
Ella Holmes favored the Institute with a
splendid paper on "Influence of Artistic
Surroundings In the Public School," and
Miss Mere! Reynold! recited.
A resolution commending the bill of Rep
resentative William Ernst for the estab
lishment of a binder twine factory at the
state penitentiary was carried.
Although the weather has sadly Interfered
with the attendance the first three days,
the Institute was one of the most inter
esting ever held In the county.
Remnlna Arrive from Berlin.
HASTINGS, Neb.. Feb. 6.-(8peclal Tele
gram.) The remains of Jerome Crowley,
who died In Berlin on January 18. while
sojourning with William Brcede, In Europe,
arrived In Hastings last night. The funeral
will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morn
ing from the family residence.
Captain W. S. Noyes, who conducted the
Denver hotel at the time It was destroyed
by fire about three weeks ago, purchased
the Lindell hotel last night and will take
SOUTH IN GRASP OF SLEET
(Continued from First Page.)
as far as Florence only. The Santa Fe
train due here early Saturday morning wtll
arrive some time tonight, but no train will
depart until Monday morning. The Cave
creek flood has subsided and the capltol
building Is surrounded by a sea of mud.
Snow at St, Lonls.
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 6. Snow fell steadily all
day, and tonight the government weather
bureau reported a total precipitation of
four Inches, marking the heaviest fall thus
far this winter. The temperature averaged
seventeen degrees above. The snowfall
was general throughout this section of the
In St. Louis traffic war greatly Interfered
with and snowplows were kept In opera
tion all day on tho street car lines.
Very little delay was occasioned in rail
Steamer Iowa Fast In the Ice.
CHICAGO, Feb. 6. The Goodrich line
passenger steamer Iowa, which left Mil
waukee early today. Is stuck fast in the
Ice two miles outside the Chicago harbor.
Twenty or thirty passengers are supposed
to be on the steamer, but the officials of
tho company said tonight that they were
in no danger. The vessel Is surrounded by
an immense field of, Ice1 and so far a tug
has been unable to reach the steamer.
The Iowa has been making dally trips be
tween Milwaukee and Chicago all winter.
Heavy Snow ia Northwestern Iowa.
SIOUX CITY, Ia., Feb. 6. The amount of
snow on the ground Jn Sioux City and vi
cinity Is greater than at any time since
the weather station was established. There
has been little wind, and railroad traffic Is
little delayed. The precipitation for the
last twenty-four hours was 5.7 Inches. The
temperature has remained above zero since
FARM HOME AND FACTORY DAY
National Grance Will Irge Devotion
of Washington's Birthday to Dls
cnssloa of Kew Themes.
NEW YORK. Feb. 6 A proclamation ad
dressed "To the American People," will be
nivmiiiratrit tomorrow from the various
state capitals under the auspices of the Na
tional Grange, Patrons of Husbandry and
Mnrinl labor and agricultural or
ganizations, declaring that Washington's
birthday be observed as "Farm, Home and
Factory Day." It advises that upon tnat
day the people concentrate their thoughts
uDon the conditions for the betterment of
the home, farm and factory.
The proclamation recites a number or re
forms as the object of the movement,
omnnm them belli government authority
over railroads "sufficient to abolish unjust
rates and discrimination," a parceis-post
permitting packages up to eleven pounds
weight, and a post check currency system.
The proclamation urges everyone to com
municate with his congressman In Wash
ington In behalf of these measure. It Is
signed by Governor Brooks of Wyoming,
Governor Herrlck of Ohio. Governor Elrod
of South Dakota, who excludes parcels
nat from his approval: Aaron Jones.
master of the National Grange, and various
officers of labor organizations.
Colds Lead to Pneumonia.
Laxative Bromo Quinine, tho world wide
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Advance la Wis Prod acts.
PITTSBURG'. Feb. . The American Steel
and Wire company officials at Homestead
have announced an advance of $1 a ton
on all their products. Including wire and
wire products. It is reported that an ad
vance In the price of tinplate will also be
made thjs week.
The little ones need a lot of
building material during the
winter. Ghirardelli's Ground
Chocolate will supply them
with the richest of all nutri
ment in the toothsomest
Hakes delicious cakes and pastry.
O'NEILL CUES TO NEW YORK
Presideit of Western Leafue Enronte ts
Attend Bij Powwow.
WILL MEAN MUCH fO MINOR LEAGUES
"Tip" Says He Wants Snaaratlons
from All Parties Interested la the
Makcnp of ths Schedule
for the Season.
"Tip" O'Neill, president of the Western
League Base Hall association, quietly and
unexpectedly slipped Into Omaha yesterday
and remained until evening closeted with
the manager of the Omaha base ball club.
Mr. O'Neill arrived In the city from Den
ver one day earlier than he expected and
left In the evening on the Overland Limited
for Chicago, where he will make a draft
of the schedule for the coming season.
From there he will go to New York to
attend the meeting ot the base ball mag
nates who have under consideration the
amendments to the constitution.
"I came here from Denver a day ahead
of time," said Mr. O'Neill. "I had a talk
with Burke, the owner of the Denver
team, and expeoted to go from there to
Colorado Springs and see Burns, but I
found he was not there, so I took an
earlier train for the east and stopped off
here to see Bill Rourke. I will go from here
to Chicago to look after the schedule. I
want all of them to submit their Ideas, so
that I can make my deductions for the
coming season. From Chicago I go to New
York. I want to be there in time for the
meeting which begins there on February 15.
This wil be one of the most Important
meeting of the minor leagues that has
been held for several year. About March
1 we will have the schedule meeting at
Chicago and I want everything In shape
by that time.
Prospects Arc Brlxht.
"Everything looks good in Denver. There
has been some talk of trouble there, but
that is all newspaper talk. Those papers
out there can throw more hot air to the
square Inch than any other- set of papers
in the country. You know that. The peo
ple out there are looking for a good season.
I talked with all the people who are In
close touch with base ball nnd they are
Interested and enthusiastic over the coming
season. The entire association looks good
to me. St. Joseph has been putting In
some good timber and Des Moines is ready
to strengthen the club there If It is found
necessary. Douglas, who will captain the
team there. Is an old Philadelphia catcher
and he's a god man. They've also got
Ketchum and Eyler of the Denver club.
Kearney of the Sioux Citys has been busy.
It looks as if he has brought a pretty
strong bunch from the New England states.
They are men who are not known very
much In the west, but they all have records
"Everything looks good In Omaha. Of
course Rourke knows what he wants and
what he needs and he'll see that he gets
It. So far as the meeting in New York
is concerned I think everything will be
settled along satisfactory lines. The minor
leagues tvlll be taken citre of, I am satis
fled of that. That meeting will be one of
the most Important to the minor leagues
that has been held, but I look to see that
everything will come out all right. What
Is for the good of one league ts for the good
of the other and they understand this and
I am satisfied will do nothing that will hurt
the minor leagues."
Basket Ball Team to Make Tonr.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Feb. 5. (Special.)
The boxket ball team of the Cheyenne
Business college, champions of Nebraska,
Colorado and Wyoming for 1903-4, who play
the Boulder university at Boulder tonight,
will shortly make a tour of the inter
mountuln states. Games will .be played at
Ogden, Provo, Logan apd Salt Lake City,
Utah; Fort Collins. Greeley, Denver and
Colorado Springs, Colo., and Lincoln, Neb.
The team is faster this season than ever
before and with any kind of good luck
should retain the championship for another
Basket Ball at Central City.
CENTRAL CITY, Neb?, Feb. 6. (Bpeclal.)
The Nebraska Central college basket ball
team defeated the Bt. Paul Business college
team Thursday evening by the score of
86 to 15.
Mrs. F.dniand Kraase.
YORK, Neb., Feb. 5. (Special.) Mrs.
Edmund Krauze, wife of one of the mem
bers of the pioneer firm of Krause Bros.,
died at her home in this city. The body
Was interred Friday under the auspices of
the German Evangelical church, Rev. J.
Scherbacker, pastor, officiating. The de
ceased was the mother of a large family of
sons and daughters, Mrs. Henry Tag
gart of Colorado Springs, Mrs. Charles
Nellor of Wyoming, Mrs. C. W. Grunke of
Beemer, Mrs. H. H. Grunke of Wlsner,
Mrs. Arthur Sexton of this city, Alvin of
Bloomfleld and Annie, Edward and Myra
at home. - I
Hiss Catherine Mnrray.
YORK. Neb., Feb. 6. (Special.) Miss
Catherine Murray, aged 25 years, a native
of this city, died at her home of an acute
attack of Inflammatory rheumatism. Tho
body was Interred Thursday In the Cath
olic cemetery, after a requiem mass per
formed by her pastor. Very Rev. Joseph
Reusing. The death of the young woman
was a severe blow to the community and
to her numerous brothers and sisters and
her aged parents.
Mrs. Catherine Bernasck.
WEST POINT, Neb., Feb. 8. (Special.)
Mrs. Catherine Bernasek, a native of Bo
hemia and one of the best known pioneer
women of the county, died at the farm
home, aged 64 years. She was the mother
of thirteen children, eleven of whom aro
left to mourn her loss. Funeral services
were conducted In this city by Rev. L. L.
Llpe, pastor 'of the Grace Lutheran church,
and the remains were Interred In the public
Mrs. Caroline M. Ryer.
ST. LOL'IS. Feb. 5 Mrs. Caroline M.
Ryer, who was a granddaughter of revolu
tionary General Daniel Denlsten, aide-decamp
to General Washington, la duad at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clark H.
Sampson, after an Illness of several
months. She was born In Long Branch,
N. J., In 1S27. Mrs. Ryer la also survived
by thres sons, W. S. Ryer of St. Louis,
I. N. Ryer of New Orleans and Dr. Mar
shall B. Ryer of San Francisco.
. Mrs. Clarence If. Post.
YORK. Neb., Feb. 6. (Special.) Mrs. Csry
Post, wlfa of Clarence II. Post of this
city, died Friday afternoon at 1:40 after
a prolonged Illness. Mr. and Mrs. Post
are old residents of York county and
moved Into York from their farm about
a year ago and built on of the finest new
rtsldsnces In the city of York, which they
havi occupied but a short time. The fun
eral was held at the residence at 2:30 this
Mrs. Rltaahcth Hlnkel.
MONDAMIN. Ia.. Feb. 6.-(Speclal.)-Mrs.
Elisabeth Hlnkel died here at the home of
her daughter. Mrs. Lena Perry. Shs was
born on January X, 1&34, The funeral oc
curred at the Mondamln Congregational
church and Interment was at the Noyes
cemetery. Rev. Kruger of the Fremont
Lutheran church preached the funeral address.
Pittsburg Packet company and hsS been
out of cc mmlyslon for several months. The
origin of the fire is unknown.
CAPE TO CAIRO TELEGRAPH
Comparatively l.lttle Work Remains
to Be Done oa Line Cross
(learner Hudson Barns.
CINCINNATI. Feb. 6. The steamer Hud
son, moored t th Rast Fnd Marine wsvs.
was destroyed by lire tonight. Ima M,0O.
Xhs boat Is owned ty the Cl'ivlnnaU
GLASGOW, Feb. B. (Special Cablegram
to The Bee.) In a description of the prog
ress which Is being made with the Cape to
Cairo telegraph, a writer In the Herald
states that the line has now reached
UdjldJI, the, capital and chief town of Ger
man East Africa, which Is on the eastern
shore of Lake Tanganyika. For the moment
construction work is suspended, while tho
route northward Is carefully surveyed and
the sections of the line that have been
erected are got Into thorough working
order. From a purely commercial point cf
view the line Is fully coming up to. If not
exceeding, the expectations that were
formed concerning It. When the work of
construction Is recommenced the route will
probably be along the eastern shore of the
Victoria Nyanzn, and will then strike due
north to the town of Rosnres, which Is the
southernmost point of the Soudanese tele
A Junction will be effected here between
the two lines and the scheme for a "Capo
to Cairo" telegraph will then be an accom
plished fact. The engineers of the line arc.
however, faced with a difficulty In their
preparations for carrying It forward from
UdjldJI, Inasmuch as the country for n dis
tance of nearly 100 miles through tv1-!rh the
line would hav" to pass is very swampy
and quite unfit for the erection of n tele
graph wire. It was at first thought thnt a
wide detour would have to be made at this
point In order to escape this region, but
latterly other councils hnve prevailed and
a much more daring experiment Is likely
to be tried. This Is the Installation of the
Marconi system of wireless telegraphy In
order to bridge over this Inhospltnhle doltn
country. This combination of an African
jungle swamp with the latest triumph of
scientific discovery reads very strangely,
but It Is only another Instance of the on
ward march of civilization through what
were until n comparatively few years ago
the unknown parts of the earth.
ENGLISH ANARCHIST. IN TEARS
Man Wlio Threatened Life of King
Is Placed Indcr Peace
home wedding occurred at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. A. J. West Thurso)- evening,
their daughter. Miss Laurie Ing married
to Adolph Luethauser, ron of Rev. A. F.
Lurthauser of Fremont. Rev. George Seott.
pastor of the local Congregational church,
officiated. The young couple will go to
housekeeping at once.
YORK. Neb.. Feb. 5. (Special. ) Iver
8. Johnson and Miss Anna Ryan of EUn
ton county were united In marriage In this
city lust week by. Rev. Joseph Ruesing,
rector of St. Mary's Catholic church. The
young people are popular citizens of our
adjoining county and wtll reside In tan
ton, where the groom Is In business.
SERIOUS OPERATIONS AVOIDED
Unqualified Suocobb of Lydla E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound la tb
Oaae of Mrs. Fannie D. Fox.
One of the greatest triumphs of Lyrli
E. l'inkham'a Vcgvtablo Compound ia
the conquering of woman's dread en
The growth of s tumor Is bo sly that
frequently its presence lanotsuHpected
until it ia far advanced.
LONDON, Feb. 5. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) The fire-eating anarchist who
recently urged unemployed workmen at
Clerkenwell to "strike off the king's crown
and proclaim a republic," stood sobbing In
the witness box at the local police court
this week. With tears streaming down his
face, he expressed his sorrow for what he
had said. His name Is Charles Davis, and
he was described as a decorator.
"I am very excitable, and I promise be
fore God I will never have anything to do
With such meetings again. I meant no
harm," he sobbed, as he wiped the tears
from his eyes. He also pleaded that he
had had a blow on the side of his head
some years ago. i
According to witnesses, be took a few
men aside at Clerkenwell Green and, like
a staga conspirator, breathed into their
ears that he had 3,000 anarchists ready at
Tottenham, and he advised them to march
the unemployed there or get them to go
In twos and threes. He promised that
1,000 men would furnish the unemployed
with grenades, pistols and dynamite. Ills
plan was that they should place their
deadly weapons in their pockets and march
back some to Clerkenwell and others to
the West End.
Davis also Instructed his hearers to "take
these grenades In your hands, my boys.
They will not hurt you. Throw some at
Clerkenwell and others In the West End.
Keep It a secret and It will be all right."
Addressing a meeting of the unemployed
on the same day, he said:
"I want to see you 10,000 strong. Tho
soldiers will shoot 1,000, but not 10,000. I
want to remove this king, who Is pleased
to see you starve, from the throne and set
up a republic. Come with me to Bucking
ham palace, and If the king does not come
out to speak to you strike off his crown.
You are his subjects."
After lecturing the prisoner, the magis
trate bound him over in the sum of 200
to keep the peace.
MITCHELL G0EST0 ALABAMA
Coal Miners' President Will Look Into
Grievances of Strikers In Bir
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 5. John Mitchell,
national president of the United Mine
Workers of America, left today for Birm
ingham, Ala., where he will Investigate the
grievances of the bituminous miners of the
Twentieth district who have been out for
some time on a disputed wage scale.
There are 8,000 miners In the district and
the difficulty is considered to be one of
signal Importance, as the men have been
out since July. '
"No, I am not going down to settle the '
difficulty," said President Mitchell, Just be- '
fore he left. "In fact, I know of no de
velopments that are likely to come about
soon. I have been very busy here for some
time and this Is really my first opportunity
to make a personal study of the Alabama
troubles. I will probably be gone for some i
So-called "wandering pains" may
come from its early stages, or the
presence of danger may be made mani
fest by profuse menstruation, accom
panied ly unusual pain, from tho
ovtiries down the groin and thighs.
If you have mysterious pains,' if there,
are indications of inflummation or dis
placement, don't wait for time to con
firm your fears and go through the
horrors of a hospital operation; secure
Lydia E. Piukliain's Vegetable Com
pound right away and begin its use.
Mrs. l'inkliam, jt Lynn,. Mass., will
give you her advice free of all charge
if you will write her about yourwlf.
Your letter will be soen by women only.
Dear Mra. Pinkham:
" I take the liberty to oongmtulnto yon on
the success I han had with your wonderful
medicine. Eighteen mouths airo my month-1
lies stopped. 8hortly after I felt so badly thnt
I submitted to a thorough examination by a
phyxician and was told that I had a tumor
on tho uterus and would have to undergo an
" Koon after I read one of vrmr arlvertis
monts and docldod to givo Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound a" trial. After
tryinc five bottles as directed the tumor la
entirely gone. I have been examined by a
physician and ho Rays I have no signs of a
tumor now. It lias aio brought my month
lies around once more, and I am entirely
well." Fnnnio D. Fox, 7 Chestnut titreet,
JAPANESE COLONY FOR TEXAS
Syndicate Will Make an Extensive
Experiment in Growing; and
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Feb. B.-In an In
terview today B. F. Yoakum, chairman of
the board of Frisco system and president
of the St. Louis, Brownsville & Mexico
road, gave out the following details con
cerning the recent visit to Texas of a
number of commissioners from the Japa
As a reeult of the visit of these gentle
men a great Japanese colony will be
planted In southwestern Texas for the
growing and manufacture of silk. A splen
did tract of land has been secured and
upon each five acres of this will be puttied
a Japanese family. It was the opinion of
the coinmlHsloners that the Jpaiuse with
their methods of cultivation would reap a
profit of at least ISiU per acre In silk cul
tivation. The first Installment of Jnpenese,
numbering 600 or 6"0 persons, will leave
Japan In the course of two or three months.
YORK, Neb. Feb. 5 (Special.) Eight
miles north of York on Wednesday even
ing, Februsry 1. st t o'clock, Mr. Albert
R. Lucas and Miss Bessie F. Bell were
united In marriage at the home of the
bride's parents. The ceremony was per
formed by Rev. John Crelghton, sfter
which a delicious three-course luncheon
was served by Caterer Haag. About seventy-five
guests were In attendance. Mr.
snd Mrs. Lucas will make their future
horns In Phelps county. The young peo
ple csrry with them the best wishes of
their York county friends.
YORK. Neb., Feb. 6. (Speclsl.)-A quiet
to cure Indigestion Is largely due to the old
theory that when the stomach becomes In
active it needn something to mechanically
digest its contents, and cathartics, purga
tives, etc., are u.sed, which give only temp
orary relief, because they digest by irritat
ing the llnliiK of tho stomach.
Modern science ri -cognizes the fact thnt
It Is the nerves that furnishes motive power
to digest the contents of the stomach.
The nerves ngltate and mix tho food, nnd
stimulate the secretions. When they be
come weakened they lack energy, and Indi
gestion, dyspepsia, sour stomach result.
will relieve obstinate cases of indigestion,
dyspepsia and stomach trouble by strength
ening these n rves.
"I had severe stomach trouble. Dr.
Miles' Nervine, and Nerve nnd Liver Pills
cured me. 1 can now eat anything without
L. C. O'PRIEN, 'Wlnstrin-Rnlem, N. Y.
The first bottle will benefit. It not, the
drugglnt wil! return your inuncy.
We use our own nam
In our business: you
know who you are do
ing business with.
VARICOCELE -nd HYDROCELE
cured. Method new, without pain or loss
of time. CHARGES LOW.
HI nftn DflKnil cured for life, soon every
OIUUU rUldUn sign, symptom (sores on
body. In mouth, tongue, throat, hair and
eyebrows falling ouU disappear completely
Weak, Nervous, Men tin?hyj&
ness, nervous debility, early decline, lack,
of vigor and strength.
I'RINARV, Kidney and Bladder Troubles.
Weak Back, Burning Urine, Frequency of
Urinating, Urine High Colored or with.
Milky Sediment on standing.
Treatment by mall. 14 years OF SUC
CESSFUL PRACTICE IN OMAHA. Cor
ner of 14th and Douglas. Omaha, Neb, I
Tl'ES. AND WEDNESDAY MAIINEB
os "The Gypsy Rover"
tu the I'iciurcsque Play
Coming MILDRED HOLLAND.
Always . ReroemVnr lb Fpil
I axrave Rromo r
Cure Cold in On Day. Crtota 2
PRICFH. ISe. Mr and Tic.
TONIGHT, 8;1S ,
Bill) B. Van, In "The Errand Boy."
A Musical Bombardment in an Atmos
phere of Sweet Clover. Pretty, Nimble
Girls a Feature.
Thur., Rose Melville, in "Sis Hopkins."
ai n & mi
NEW THOSE. 414. -Every
Night Mattuees Thur., Bat, Sun,
Miss Mabel McKlnley, Willy Zimmerman.
Wolfing a (logs and bori-es, Van t twam nu t
Mcf'auTey, Ten una Bisters. Irvlnm Jones,
Murphy and Francis snd the kinodromc.
I'll IC ES tor, Vfic. five.
AFTERNOON AND EVENING- '
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