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FIRE ON STRIKERS
Twsnty Men Killed in Collision with the
Troops at Kalis.
CONFLICTS WITH MILITARY FREQUENT
Maaj Striken Injured in Namerom Fight
with the Soldier.
TROUBLE IN THE BATOUN OIL PEGION
Factories, Oil W ell and WareWtes and
Shop Are Closed
FACTORIES ARE RESUMING- LODZ
Majority ol Mn R
Doty and Soldiers Are
turn Maleonteat fr
WARSAW. Ruslan Poland. Feb. . Ad
vices from Kslisx say tlie strike situation
there Is serious. There ere continuous con
flicts between the military and the strikers.
Twenty of the latter have been killed and
many strikers and others wounded.
The town Is quiet. The workmen of the
large factories and bakeries are still oh
strike, the masters Refusing to concede
their demands. Soldiers are still operating
the gas works.
Condition at Led.
LODZ, Russian Poland, Feb. 6. A few
factories were enabled to partially resume
work this morning through the return of
some of the employes. The majority of
the strikers, however, are still out and at
tempts are being made to prevent work
men from returning to their employment
Soldiers are guarding the factories and they
do not permit malcontents to enter. No
disturbances havs been reported to have
Later several conflicts occurred between
Cossacks and strikers at the Oelner factory
where the latter sought to Intimidate the
men returning to work. A Cossack and a
workman were killed and fifteen strikers
There were a few slight disturbances
. today, but the situation has Improved,
though It la still complicated, owing to
the lack of harmony among the masters,
some of whom are willing to make con
cessions, while others wish to close their
works. The governor, however, has or
dered that all factories open tomorrow to
give the men an opportunity to return to
work. The men alBO are divided, Ger
mans being willing to return to work, while
Poles refuse to do so.
Railroad is Damaared.
BATOUM. Caucasia, Feb. 6. The "Sam
tredl railroad station and several miles of
the railroad have been wilfully damaged.
With the exception of one factory which
Is partially working all the factories and
oil wells and many warehouses and shops
are closed because of strikes. The prices of
footstuffti have arisen. Patrols manage to
maintain order among the crowds In the
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"" Report of Mntlny Denied.
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. . The report
published In the United States of a mutiny
of 6,00; reservists at Peterhof, who are
said to be under arrest in their barracks,
Is grossly exaggerated. As a matter of
foot there has been some dissatisfaction,
but no case of open mutiny,
Lesener'a torpedo factory here resumed
work today, . The managers dismissed the
employes In obedience to Governor Gen
eral Trepoff orders and then re-engaged
Nobles Favor Reforms.
ST. PISi'JSKSBUKU, Feb. 6. The assem
bly of nobles of St. Petersburg today
adopted an address to Emperor Nldholas
congratulating him on the birth of the heir
to the throne and assuring him of the
confidence of the nation. The address as
serts that the union between the auto
cratic monarch and his devoted nation la
unshaken by recent events at home and
abroad; points out that officials and states
men cannot solve all questions, and begs
his majesty to permit of representatives
of the whole people participating In the
discussion snd legislation on government
Stat of Siege a Sosnovlce.
BERLIN, Feb. t The Lokal Aoselgers
correspondent at Kattowiu telegraphs: A
state of selge has been declared at Soeno
vioe. General Jedcsynskl taking command.
The superintendent of police has been dis
missed from offlco. Gatherings of as many
as three persons on the streets are forbid
den The military are using their arms
upon the slightest disobedience of orders.
Tearing down plucards unnouncing the state
of eoige Is punished with ten duys Impris
onment. Serious collisions are expected.
The strlkors have abundant supplies of
dynamite and hand bombs. The exodus
of Germans by rail Is very heavy. Ger
mans arriving at Sosnovlce are advised
by the authorities to remain at the rail
way station for safety.
A procession of strikers at Sosnovlce, es
, tlmated at forty thousand persons, con
tained a number of German mining officials,
tv horn the strikers had captured and com
pelled to march In their ranks. The Rus
sian Industrial district along the frontier
Is suffering greut losses through the strike.
It is estimated that $5,000,000 of German
capital Is employed at Sosnovlce." ,
Moscow Street Car Strike Ends.
MOSCOW. Feb. .-The strike of street
car oondurtors here ended today. The mu
nicipality granted all the demands of the
HEFVSU TO M A K.K CONCESSIONS
German Mine Owitri Will Not be
sotlate as Long as Meat Are Oat.
ESSKN". Feb. 1 The committee of seven
today addressed a communication to the
Mine Owners' association politely asking
an Interview for a discussion of the opera
tives' domunds, which the committee be
lieved would lend to a resumption of work.
The association replied with equal polite
r.essi declining to receive the committee,
ullrglng that It did not represent the
operatives, since It was unable to control
their acttona The association was only
willing to discuss reasonable complaints
afWr ork was resumed.
After getting this reply, Johann EfTert,
chairman of tho committee of seven, tele
graphed to Chancellor von But-low Inform
ing hint of the fruitless correspondence
with the aBsoclatiou, making certain mod
erated demands for the operatives and
stating that work would perhaps be re
sumed immediately If negotiations were
commenced. The chancellor answered that
if- work wire resumed he would be ready
to receive representatives of the operatives
for further negotiations. The committee
decided that It was unable to advise the
miners to resume, but would leave the mat
ter to a conference of the delegate of the
whole mining district which will meet oa
ARREST MRS. JMJKE'S PARTNER
Maa aad Woman to Re Take
Bark to Trial for
CHICAGO, Feb. 6 -Charles F. Taylor,
business partner of Mrs. Alice Webb Duke,
has been arrested at his office here charged
with being a fugitive from Justice. He is
alleged to have been Implicated In a
swindle at Nacogdoches, Tex., Involving
Tayler denies the truth of the charge and
says he will make a fight against being
taken to Texas.
NEW YORK, Feb. 6. When Mrs. Brodle
Duke was arraigned in police court today
for her adjourned examination It developed
that the Texas authorities had not, as has
been reported, given up their intention of
securing her extradition to that state.
Just before court opened District Attorney
Jerome received the following message:
STATE CAPITOL, AUSTIN, Tex., Feb.
5. Application for requisition of Alice
Webb Duke, wanted In Nacogdoches
county, Texas, for swindling, has been re
ceived by me and returned to the officers of
Nacogdoches couniy lor correc tion. Will be
forwarded as soon as pspers are made out
properly. 8. W. T. LAN HAN, Oovernor.
Counsel for Mrs. Duke tried to secure her
release on parole, but the representative of
the district attorney would not permit It.
After hearing argument on that point Mag
istrate Poole said: "There Is something
queer about this whole ca.se. It looks as if
the Texas authorities have been trifling
with the district attorney's office here. It
Is fifteen days since Mrs. Duke was ar
rested and we have heard nothing definite
The magistrate granted an adjournment
until tomorrow and Mrs. Duke was returned
to the Tombs. When she was being con
ducted back to the prison she collapsed
In a faint. In the corridor outside the court
room and was carried across the Bridge
of Sighs to her cell.
JOURNEYMEN JTAILORS MEET
First National Convention la Twelve
Years is in Session at
BLOOMINGTON, 111., Feb. S.-The first
national convention of the Journeyman
Tailor' union in twelve years opened In
this city today. The morning was devoted
to perfecting a permanent organization and
report of officers. John B. Lcnnon, gen
eral secretbry, In discussing the open Bhop,
A union shop is not under union rules and
practices a closed hop to nonunloulsts.
We do not object to giving employment
to those who are not member. After,
however, the nonunlonlat has been em
ployed, If an agreement exists with our
union, as to prices and conditions of labor,
we insist that the nonunion man or woman
shall cast their lot with our organization
In the maintenance of wages and other
conditions of labor.
Mr. Lennon recommended federation of
the tailors with tho Garment Workers of
America. During the year there was a net
gain of twenty-nine locals,- with a present
total membership of 16,000 members. Strike
or lockout benefits have been paid to
thirty-seven locals, the total amount of
the benefit expended being $84,812.45. The
recent strikes In Kansas City cost the
organisation (30,000, 'Cleveland $22,000, Den
ver $14,000. Samuel Gompers, president of
the American Federation of Labor, spoke
to' the delegates at the afternoon session.
C0MERF0RD IS SILENCED
Illinois Legislator Not Permitted to
Read Bill of Particulars
' to Committee.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Feb. 6. Represen
tative Frank D. Comerford, author of the
charges of corruption that precipitated the
legislative Investigation now in progress,
gave his fellow solons today a still greater
shock. He attempted to read what he
called a bill of particulars, reinforcing hU
attack and giving charges In detail, far
more sweeping. The committee declined
to bear the document read.
After half an hour's deliberation the
committee announced that a full investi
gation would be made of everything
touched upon In the bill. A heated wran
gle ensued, Mr. Comerford Intimating that
there was bad faith and attempt to white
wash. Representative W. S. Lurton testified be
fore the house Investigating committee this
afternoon that an attempt had been made
to bribe him In connection with the demo
cratic minority leadership of the house.
He named Richard F. Klnsella, a "promi
nent democratic politician of Sangamon
county, as the man who made the attempt.
LIEUTENANT PLUMMER MISSING
Army Officer V'nder Sentence of
Court-Martial Disappears from
LEAVENWORTH, Kan., Feb. . Lieu
tenant William II. Plummer of the Sixth
Infantry has disappeared from Fort Leaven
worth, and Is looked upon as a deserter
from the service. Lieutenant Plummer
was recently court-martlulcd and sentenced
to remain on the reservation six months.
Last summer he disappeared from his quar
ters and was found at a farmer's home at
Hiawatha. He was court-martialed, and
It was this sentence ho was serving when
he left this time. Lieutenant Plummer's
home Is In Rhode Island. He was an
actor before the Spanish-American war.
During the war he served In a Massachu
SIXTEENTH BALLOT A FAILURE
No Choice of I nlted States Senator Is
Made la Missouri Legis
lature. JEFFERSON CITT. Mo., Fob. fc The
fifteenth joint session of the legislature for
the purpose of selecting a successor to
United States Senator Cockrell met and
adjourned today after taking the sixteenth
ballot, without any apparent change being
made in tho deadlock.
Many of tho legislators were absent and
twenty-eight pairs were announced. Rep
resentative Wamsley today cast his com
plimentary ballot for Senator A. E. Gard
ner of St. Louis county. The ballot
resulted as follows: Nledrlnghaus, 60;
Cockrell, 65; Kerens, 11; Pettljohn, 2;
Finkclburg, 1; Gardner, 1.
CAUSE OF BENTLEY'S DEATH
Coroner' Jary Decide that Lincoln
Preacher Had Disease
LOB ANGET.ES. Cel., Feb. C-The coro
ner's Jury In the case of Rev. C. E. Bent
ley of Lincoln. Neb., who died suddenly
under mysterious circumstances In a lodg
ing houss In this city last Saturday night,
today returned a verdict that the deceased
came to his death from heart failure.
Effort to find the strange woman who
was supposed to have accompanied Bvntlev
bavo ao fax ba without reulh
LOW TEMPERATURES RETURN
Verfolk Report t Minimum of Twenty
Fife Degrees Below Zero, ,
STOCKMEN FEEL EFFECT OF HEAVY SNOW
Blanket Lays oa Grass and Cattle
Are Being- Fed Over the North
west. Where Range la
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. The weather
bureau announced today that the outlook
Is for continued cold weather, not only
In this section, but over a large part of
the United States. Zero weather extends
as far south as Oklahoma and the Dakota
report 20 to 30 degrees below zero this
morning. The coldest point shown by the
official reports Is Valentine, Neb., which
registered S3 degrees below xero. The
snow and sleet storm which centered yes
terday morning In the lower Mississippi
valley states, has traveled rapidly north
eastward and 1 now oft the New England
coast and maritime provinces, passing out
to sea. An unusually heavy precipitation
of rain has occurred through New Mexico,
Arizona and southern California for some
days. While the cold snap continues un
diminished in the northwest and the Mis
souri valleys, there Is sign of moderation
In Asslnnlbola. The weather has cleared
here, but continues cold. The train from
the south are arriving behind time, two
trains from Atlanta being many hours late
on account of the storm, which swept that
Weather In Nebraska.
NORFOLK, Neb., r eo. 6. 'I wenty-nve Be
low zero was recorded here this morning.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. 6 The govern
ment observer here reports 22 below zero
AUBURN, Neb., Feb. 8. (Special)-Se-verely
cold weather still prevails here.
The mercury at the government signal sta
tion Saturday morning registered 21 de
grees below zero. During the forenoon the
weather modified slightly and at noon it
began to snow and continued until noon
yesterday, during which time about live
inches of snow fell. One snow has fol
lowed another for the last three weeks,
until now six snows are laying upon the
ground, making it about two feet deep.
There has been very little drifting.
TABLE ROCK, Neb., Feb. S. (Special)
The snowfall still continues here and some
eight or ten inches cover the ground. Sat
urday morning wa the coldest of the sea
son, the thermometer Indicating 22 degrees
below zero, and on the Nemaha bottoms
24 degrees, below. The last three or four
weeks are record breakers for cold, being
the longest continuous cold spell we have
experienced for many a day.
HUMBOLDT, Neb., Feb. 6. (Special.)
Snow fell heavily most of the day Sunday,
amounting to about three inches, which
added to the coating already on tho
ground, makes much more than Is usually
seen In this section In February.
Stockmen Feeding- Heavily.
GORDON. Neb., Feb. 6. ;apeclal.) This
section of the state has been experiencing
the longest spell of extreme cold weather
that 11 has .known Cor. years, tho mercury
ranging from 10 to 20 degrees below for
the last ten .days. Snow ha fallen to the
depth of eight or ten Inches, accompanied
by but little wind, and . the range Is en
tirely hidden from view Stockmen have
been compelled to fed more heavily than
usual, and so far no reports have been
received of stock having suffered from the
extreme cold or from lack of feed. Stock
men have learned by experience that It
pays to be prepared for such emergencies,
and as a rule have an abundance of hay
and rough feed to carry them through a
prolonged cold spell, though It Is seldom
that stock require other feed than that
furnished by the range. Farmers claim
that the even distribution of the snow
and the hard freezing will put the ground
In fine shape for farming next season and
the largest acreage of small grain, com
and potatoes In the history of the county
will be the record for 1906.
Cold at North Platte.
NORTH PLATTE, Neb., Feb. 6. (Special
Telegram.) The thermometer of the
weather bureau here registered 27 degrees
below zero last night. This is the coldest
weather we have had for several years.
The mercury stayed 10 degrees below until
9 o'clock this morning in the sun, and
barely at noon got up to zero. The ground
Is covered with a foot of snow and cattle
are being lost. All are In danger tor want
of water and In some cases for want of
hay and shelter. If the cold holds out there
Is no doubt but that many cattle will
CHADRON, Neb., Feb. 6. (Special.) The
thermometer still stands below zero, with
snow still falling. While the railroad com
panies are congratulating themselves that
there is no wind, hence no drifts to block
trains, the stockmen are bemoaning the
fact that there Is no wind to clear oft
spots, where cattle and sheep can graze,
and say this continued level fall of snow
will cost western Nebraska and Wyoming
millions of dollars of slock. If It continues
much longer. . There Is about a foot of
snow on the level, lying over the whole
country like a blanket, with not a bare
New England Coast Icebound,
BOSTON, Fob. . Nearly all of the
smaller ports on the New England coast
between Passamaquoddy and Narragan
sett bay were tonight closed tightly with
Ice, while the larger harbors including
Boston, Portsmouth, Portland and Provi
dence were filled with huge floating cakes
that Impeded and endangered navigation.
The southeast storm and rising tempera
ture that prevailed during the day caused
a temporary lifting of the Ice embargo at
a few of the blockaded ports, but tonight
the wind changed to the northwest, a cold
wave approached and it was expected that
tomorrow would bring about conditions
even worse than those which have existed
for the past three days.
Conditions In the East.
NEW YORK. Feb. . With miles of
residence street In the upper part of Man
hattan island and in Brooklyn piled high
with snow banks, the discomfort which the
neonle of New York have experienced from
UHU W CO Lilt, --... a v nw . v,ub
when a enow storm which began last even
ing was changed Into a heavy fall of rain
and sleet which covered sidewalks and car
rails with an icy coating. Streets and
crossings were flooded In many sections of
the city. Travel by either surface or
elevated line was much Impeded owing to
slippery rails and numerous minor accidents
attested to the difficulty under which traf
flo was moved. Huge fields of floating Ice
still filled portions of the rivers and har
bors and delayed travel by ferry.
IUaatroa Weather la tbe South.
IDU1SVILLE. Ky.. Feb. l-All mean of
communication In the central south was
crippled today to a degree of seriousness
unknown In late years by a sleet storm of
many hours' duration, extending from
ACwutlnuod oa Second. Pag
VISIT EXCITES COMMENT
Call of British Diplomat on Presi
dent Set Waahlaarton Inter.
nntlonal Society Ago;.
WASHINGTON. Wb. .-Because Sir
Mortimer Durand, the British ambassador.
In response to an Invitation from the presi
dent accompanied Mr. Spring1. Ice, the
first secretary of the British embassy at St.
Petersburg to the White House last night
for an Informal chat, the diplomatic corps
was agog today over the supposed signific
ance of the conference. An early caller
at the State department today was Mr.
Takahlra the Japanese minister, who spent
some time with Secretary Hay. The hesi
tancy with which the minister replied to the
question as to whether peace proposals were
In the air contributed to ' the suspicion
already afloat that this government was
contemplating a sten toward Intervention.
Later in the day came Count Casslnl, tho
Russian ambassador. The ambassador re
ceived the most positive and categorical as
surances that this government was not ex
changing any Ideas with any government
regarding the ending of the war and that
the conference at the White House was.
without political significance. Sir Morti
mer Durand called after Count Casslnl and
saw Secretary Hay for the first time In
several days. It can be stated very posi
tively that however wide the range of the
conversation lost night, and It naturally
did include the situation in Russia, the ob
ject of the visit was entirely without politi
cal purpose. Mr. Springrlce Is an
old friend of the president, hav
ing been . attached to the embassy
here when Mr. Roosevelt wa civil service
commissioner, and no diplomat enjoyed
closer relations with the president and Mr.
Hay than Mr. DurandL The president and
Mr. Hay would botji like to see Mr.
Springrlce come to Washington as first
secretary. The ambassador Is anx
ious to have Mr. Springrlce with him ever
since he came to Washington, but It Is
feared. In view of his recent transfer to
St. Petersburg, It will be impassible for
Mr. Springrlce to come here. He served
with Sir Mortimer In Persia and is a warm
friend of the ambassador.
Mr. Springrlce expects to sail for home
some time this week.
BOTH HOISES HEAR OF RATES
Senate nnd House Committees Are
Now Taking Evidence.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. Hearings before
the Interstate Commerce commission com
mittee of the senate on the subject of
private car lines were resumed today, M.
G. Ferguson of Duluth, Minn., representing
a number of Jobbblng associations, con
tinuing his statement.
Mr. Ferguson said that in order to get
around the requirement to publish rates
the Santa Fe operates about S.000 cars un
der a separate system or corporation dis
tinct from the railroad corporation. During
the hearings Mr. Ferguson has referred re
peatedly to the Pore Marquette railroad,
and Senator Newlanda asked why reference
to that road was so freqUent. "Because
we have been able to get hold of a con
tract between that line and tbe Armour
Car Line company and It Is of that con
tract I am speaking," said Mr. Ferguson.
He concluded with a demand for the exter
mination of the private car line companies.
He said .rre believed tfa majority of rail
roads wlir favor such elimination. .
Opposition to federal control of private
car lines was presented today- before tho
subcommittee of 1 the house committee on
Interstate and foreign commerce by Presi
dent Relchman of the Streets Western
Stable car lines. He detailed the operation
of his company to support the" contention
that It was not engaged In interstate com
merce. The company Is capitalized at
$7,000,000. It pays 6 per cent dividends on
$700,000 of preferred stock and last year
an additional dividend of 2 per cent on
the remaining common stock of the capitalization.
Signs Philippine Bill.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. The president to
Aav His-ned the bill authorizing railway
construction In the Philippines and con
ferring on the Philippine government the
authority to guarantee bonds to the ex
tent of 4 per cent of $30,000,000.
TRACING ORIGIN OF VOTES
Nine Witnesses Are Examined In tho
DENVER. Feb. 6. Nine witnesses were
examined today in the Peabody-Adams gub
ernatorial contest. Two of the witnesses
who are well known citizen, had been de
clared not to reside at the places from
which they voted. They testified they had
lived at these place for some time.
The Judges and clerks of precinct S,
ward 1, all declared that the election wps
not dishonest. Each of them went over a
list of names declared by a canvasser to
be made up of non-residents. The wit
nesses recognized from half a dozen to two
score of the names, which they declared
were genuine voters. The republican at
torneys discovered seventy-one cast from
the St. Joseph hotel, and examined all
the witnesses on this point. One of them
declared there were thirty-five rooms in
the house, which was a worklngmen's hotel,
and that each room contained from two
to three beds. Several witnesses also Identi
fied their ballots which had been pro
nounced fraudulent by experts.
DRAMATIC CRITIC IN COURT
New York Writer Get Summon for
Manager Who Exclude Him
from Their Theaters. -
NEW YORK, Feb. 6. On summon se
cured by James 8. Metcalfe, a dramatic
critic, Daniel Frohman, Oscar Hammer
stein, Mare Klaw, Abraham L. Erlanger,
Al Hayman and Charles W. Burnham,
theater manager, appeared in police court
today for examination to determine
whether they have entered Into an un
lawful conspiracy to exclude Metcalfe from
their theaters. Metcalfe has been denied
admission to several theaters. He contends
that by excluding him from the theaters
the managers are preventing him from
earning a livelihood and requests that
warrants be Issued for their arrest. The
case was put over without decision until
PAPER TRUST FILES ANSWER
Last Day of Appearance General Pa
per Company Respond to
ST. PAUL. Feb. . Formal appearances
were entered today by the defendants In the
action begun in the United State court
here by the United States against the Gen
eral Paper company, otherwise known as
the Paper trust. Today was the Inst day
on which an appearance could be entered.
All of the defendant named in the attor
ney general' bill of complaint war rtpre-
ented by attorney.
ROSEBUD BILL IN BALANCE
President Being Strongly Urged by Da
kota Representative to Sign It.
MONDELL FAILS TO GET UP SHOSHONE BILL
Lack Seven Vote of Having; F.nouaa
to Suspend Rule and Pnt It on
rassae, but He Will
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6.-(8peclal Tele
gramsThe bill extending the time for
settlers to enter upon their entries on the
Rosebud reservation reached the president
today. The North and South Dakota dele
gations have had a conference with the
president and the commissioner of the
general land office as to the advisability
of making this measure a law. While It
Is true the commissioner of the general
lend office Is opposed to the extension, on
the ground of precedent. It Is thought he
will realise the physical Impossibility of
sending settlers into an unbroken country
under conditions as now obtain In that
section. A telegram received by Senator
Gamble reports 300 people at Bonesteel
ready to take up their holdings, but they
are fearful of the consequences should
they be compelled, In the face of the
'present conditions, to enter upon their
holdings. While there Is no assurance of
favorable executive action. It Is thought
the president, realizing the existing condi
tions, will sign the bill and make it effective
before February 8. Tomorrow morning
Senator Gamble of South Dakota and Con
gressman Marshall of North Dakota will
see the president and urge him to sign the
measure which will postpone the beginning
of settlement on the Rosebud lands In
South Dakota and the Devil's lake reserva
tion In North Dakota until May 1.
Setback for Shoshone BUI.
The motion of Representative Mondell
today to secure a suspension of the rules
for consideration and passing of his bill
to open the Shoshone Indian reservation
to settlement failed to receive the neces
sary two-thirds majority vote, which Is a
serious setback for the bill and renders
uncertain the prospects for Its passing this
session. In the proceedings today Mondell
made an earnest struggle for the success
of the measure, which he sold was desired
by the Indians and the settlers and the
government. He said Its passing means
the development of Wyoming, the build
ing Into the new country of railroads and
a general incentive to progress. Defeat
means that central Wyoming will be with
out railroad development for years to
come. Tha Indians need the money to be
derived from the sale of the lands to
develop their farms and the legislation
sought would benefit the entire state of
The opposition to the bill was led by
Representative Fitzgerald of New York,
who has been fighting it for two sessions,
and by McMorran of Michigan. There was
much criticism of the Item in the bill
granting Amos Boyson of Iowa preference
right to enter the reservation in advance
of opening and select 640 acres of mineral
land with the privilege of buying it at
$10 an acre. This Item had been Inserted
by the Indian committer In oppoMrion fo
the wishes of. Mondell, and it Influenced a
sufficient number of votes to prevent an
adoption of the motion to suspend the
rules, the vote being 167 to 94, or Beven
votes short of the required majority. Mon
dell will continue his efforts to have the
bill taken up and passed In the house, and
Senators Warren and Clark will endeavor
to secure its passage In the senate, with
a view of having It Incorporated In the
Indian appropriation bill as a rider.
BUI to Give Indian Money.
Senator Gamble today Introduced a bill
authorizing, the president In his discretion
to cause the money held in trust for the
Sisseton and Wahpeton tribe of Sioux
Indiana to be apportioned severally to the
members of the tribe. Senator Gamble also
Introduced a simular measure affecting the
tribal funds of the Yanktons. These In
dians have $480,000 to their credit in the
Senator Gamble today presented a resolu
tion of the state legislature of South Da
kota for an appropriation for the protec
tion of the banks of the Missouri river in
Yankton and Clay counties.
Deflnlna- Boundary Line.
Congressman McCarthy will tomorrow In
troduce a bill defending the boundary line
between Nebraska and South Dakota, The
bill will follow the recommendations of the
commission appointed by the two states,
which report has been agreed upon by tho
legislature of South Dakota and a bill for
which Is pending In the Nebraska legisla
ture, Mr. McCarthy has received a tele
gram from Governor Mickey calling at
tention to this legislation and In conjunc
tion with Senator Kittredge of South Da
kota will Introduce a bill contemplating
the legislation desired
Hlnshnvr on Rate BUI,
Congressman Hlnshaw has asked for time
to make a speech on the railroad bill which
the house will take up tomorrow and on
which a vote will be taken Thursday.
Hesnrvey of Ponca Reserve.
Senator Millard ha received a letter
from the commissioner of Indian affairs
advising him that the re-survey of the
old Ponca Indian reservation will be re
sumed in the early spring. This re-survey
Is to be made to correct certain very
palpable errors which crept Into the orig
Rev. J. P. Patch, president of Redfleld
college. South Dakota, Is In Washington.
The First National bank of Vienna, S.
D., has been authorized to begin with
$25,000 capital. H. O. Eggan Is president.
Louis Brekke, vice president; Benjamin
Rural carriers appointed for Iowa routes:
Belt, rout 2; Albert E. Moore, carrier;
Garnet H. Hardy, substitute. Mount Ha
mill, route 2; Hiram R. Clark, carrier;
Sarah A. Clark, substitute. Webster, route
1; Lota R. Herrlck, carrier; Joseph C. Her
LIGHTSHIP IN GRAVE DANGER
Government Vessel Imprisoned In Ic
Ha Called for Help OS
NEWPORT. R. I.. Feb. 6-The Nantucket
shoals lightship, which became Imprisoned
In the ice off Mlshaum point Buzzard Bay,
late last night, U In a dangerous position.
A wireless message wa received at the
torpedo station here today from the light
ship asking that help be sent. The gun
boat Hist and the lightship Actios were
Immediately ordered to go to the assistance
of the Imprisoned vessel.
At the torpedo station It Is understood
that the danger to the lightship Is mainly
due to the direction of the wind, which
Is driving In shore.
Later the Illrt signalled the the light
ship, "Drawing too much water."
At about I o'clock fog rolled In and shut
off the gunboat. Late this afternoon there
were Indications that the Its was beginning
A. to break up, ...
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Warmer Tuesday, with Snow In West
nnd Fair In Kat Poitloul Wednes
Temperature nt Omaha Yesterday!
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B a. m O I p. n "
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T a. m 1 3 p. m "
Ha, m o 4 p. m T
W a. m 1 ft p. m W
10 a. m 2 Op, m
11 a, m 4 I p. m 8
1 li m T 8 p. m 2
9 p. nt 1
HOCH IS HELD IN""G0THAM
Governor of Sew York Falls to Sign
Order of Removal of
NEW YORK, Feb. S. When Johann Hoch
was arraigned In court today In the ex
pectation that he would be turned over to
officers from Chicago It was found that
the extradition papers had not arrived and
he was remanded to police headquarters.
Detective Foye explained that the papers
had been in Albany since Friday awaiting
the signature of Governor Higglns, but
that the gqvernor hnd left for New York
withdut signing them. It Is expected that
the papers will be received on Wednesday
morning and that the prisoner will prob
ably start for Chicago on that day.
Additional charges were made against
Hoch today of having married three women
In New York. It was also learned today
that In the search of the room occupied
by Hoch when he waa arrested there was
found a stylographlc pen, the reservoir
of which wns filled with a white powder,
believed to be poison. The pen, with the
rest of Hoch's effects, was turned over to
Detective Loftus of Chicago.
The New York police announced today
that they had discovered two women whom
Hoch had married. One of them, the
police any, Is Mrs. Minnie Westpral of
Jersey City, whom Hoch Is said to have
married In 1898 under the name of William
Frederick Besslng. According to the po
lice, Hoch made her acquaintance through
a newspaper advertisement and got $!KK
belonging to her. The police say that
Hoch told them he selected Mrs. Westprnl
from 1,100 replies to his advertisement. The
name of the other woman Is not disclosed
by the police, but they say Hoch married
her In 1897 and secured $230 from her.
QUEER TANGLE IN RATE CASE
Great Western Withdraw Cnt In
Grain, hut Pennsylvania Slashes
the Import Ratea.
CHICAGO, Feb. 6. (Special Telegram.)
The Chicago Great Western today with
drew Its war tariff on export corn from
Omaha to the Atlantic seaboard by way
of Chicago. The old rates of 181 cents
to New York went back Into force.. The
war figure announced on Saturday was 13
cents. Up to the close of business the
Milwaukee, which had made the same
rates as the Great Western, had not with
drawn them, and It was said no such
action would be taken until there had
been a fair settlement of the great rate
war between the Gulf of Mexico lines and
the Chicago-Atlantic roads. As grain Is
not. moving In substantial quantities the
low rates thus far have not caused any
heavy losses, but the trouble will come
In getting 'back to the old basis when the
treaty of pence has been agreed to. Trouble
with the gulf ports over Imports has fol
lowed the ruction over export traffic.
The Pennsylvania has announced a gen
eral reduction In Import rates from New
York to Chicago, amounting to from 3 to
5 cents per 100 pounds. Cement and salt
go to 15 cents and hemp twine will be car
lied at the same price. Crockery and
chlnaware go to 18 cents. Other articles
of like character share In the general re
duction. It is said the gulf route will not
be able to compete with the low charges
named by the Pennsylvania.
FEW FILE THEIR CLAIMS
Creditors of Mr. Chadwlck May Re
ceive Two Per Cent of
CLEVELAND, FeB. C Receiver LoeBer
filed a list of the creditors of Mrs. Chad
wlck, together with the amount due each,
so far as known. In the United States bank
ruptcy court today. While it la under
stood, unofficially, that Mrs. Chadwlck'a
debt will aggregate close to $2,000,000, the
claims thus far presented to the receiver
foot up a total of $03,310. The list as filed
today shows that the sums due the big
creditor are not known. Among the latter
are Irl Reynolds, Cleveland; Herbert New
ton, Brookllne, Mass.; C. T. Beckwlth,
Oberlln, O. ; Citizens' National bank, Ober
lin, O., and J. W. Friend, Pittsburg, Pa.
According to common report the claim of
J. W. Friend of Pittsburg, Pa., amounts
Harold Remington, referee In bankruptcy,
today set February 17 as the date for the
meeting of Mrs. Chadwlck's creditors at
which a trustee will be elected to take
charge of her property.
The valuation of Mrs. Chadwlck's estate
was not given by the receiver, but It Is
generally believed that all told the property
Is not worth to exceed $50,000. On this basis
Mrs. Chadwlck's creditors will receive, after
tha court costs are deducted, not more than
i per cent of their claims.
CLOSE POINT IN REVENUE LAW
Express Company Object to Ruling!
Which Say Handling; Whisky C.
O. I). Make It Liquor Dealer.
ST. LOUIS. Feb. 6. To determine
whether an express company Is legally
considered a liquor dealer when It accepts
shipment of beer or whisky, C. O. D.,
the case of the government against the
Western Express company, waa filed on
appeul In the United State court of ap
peals today. Appeal Is made by the ex
press company from the decision of the
United States District court of North
Dakota, which declared that the express
company was acting In the capacity of a
liquor dealer In carrying liquor from Mil
waukee and St. Paul Into North Dakota
and sustained the claims of the govern
ment for $2,712.50 as an Internal revenue
tax. Final decision on thl question will
effect every express company in the country.
Movement of Ocean Vessels Feb, O.
NEW YORK. Feb. 6 The steamer Staten
dam, from Rotterdam and Boulogne for
New York, was in communication with the
wireless station at Blasronsitt, Mas., at 3
p. m., when the steamer was forty-five mile
east of Nantucket llKhtshlp. Arilved:
Z.t-land. from Antwerp via Dover.
At Fleume Arrived: Carpathla, from
At PaVrmo Sailed: Sicilian Prince, for
At Gil rallar Sailed: Prinzi-fs Irene, for
At Boloana Sailed: Graf Waldersee, for
At Naples Hailed: Perugia, for New
At Clydo Bulled! Osofa, for Vancouver.
NO SILVER SERVICE
Legislature Refuses to Invest Fire Thott
and Dollars for Battleship Sebraika.
HOUSE SPEEDILY DISPOSES OF MEASURE
Shreck Fraternal Bill Reported Back With
BERGE FORMULATES AN ANTI-PASS BILL
Has Not Found Anyone Who is Willing to
Introduce It to Legislators.
NO FREE RIDES . FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS
raaarnaer Fares for Adult Reduced
to Two and a Half Cent Ter
Mile and Children to One
Cent by It Term.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Feb 6,-(8peclal.)-The house
today, after a spirited debate, finally kill.!
tho bill to appropriate $o.OOO for the pur
chase of a sliver service for the new bat
tleship Nebraska. The debate was In com
mittee of the whole and was not only on
the bill Itself, but on several amendments
which were offered. The friends of tho
measure urged that the state could well
afford to spend that much for the great
ship which Is to bear Its name. The prin
cipal argument against It was that of
economy, the finances of the state being at
a low ebb and ( the other appropriations
piling up. In committee of the whole tha
friends of the bill won out by a margin of
nine, but a few minutes later the housi
proceeded to kill the bill by a declBlvo
majority. If the battleship Nebraska has
a silver service or any other memento of
the gratitude of the state donated to It tho
people of the state will of necessity pass
the hat to secure the money for Its pur
chase. Shreck Fraternal Rill.
The much discussed Shreck fraternal bill
was reported by the committee for tho
general file without any recommendation.
Bill to Bar Passes.
George W. Berge, late fusion nominee for
governor of Nebraska, Is the author of an
anti-pass bill which he will have Intro
duced in the legislature. Who will intro
duce It he hns not yet decided.
The bill prohibits all public officials In
the state from accepting passes or other
forms of free transportation, except In
case of traveling on business for the state,,
and then they shall not be permitted to
accept such transportation from any per
son or persons other than a board created
under the bill for this specific purpose.
This board shall consist of the state audi
tor and treasurer. Its duty shall be to
furnish members of the legislature or state
officers with transportation when they are
to travel on official business. This trans
portation is to be paid for by the state at
the regular rates fixed In this bill, which
rates represent a general reduction In pre-,
ent schedules. . j '
For tho violation of the provisions ; of
this act a fine of from $50 to $500 Or im
prisonment in lb county jail qf six months,
to two year In, the penitentiary, or both
fine and Imprisonment are provided.
Under this bill railroads will be com
pelled to chargo all passengers 2H cents a
mile for all transportation and to sell In
terchangeable mileage books of not less
than 6C0 miles each at 'i cents a mile. Chil
dren under 12 years of age are permitted
to ride for 1 cent a mile.
The bill provide that on July 1 and Jan
uary 1 of each year every railroad In tho
state shall file with the state auditor a list
of employes for the preceding six months.
A failure to comply with thl provision en
tails a fine of from $1,000 to $6,000. .
Tucker' Maiden Speech.
Tucker of Douglas made his maiden
speech today in the house, and It waa a
good speech, too. It was an appeal for hi
bill providing for the filing of a bond to
cover costs in case of an appeal In liquor
licence cases. With tho assistance of other
members of the house Tucker made a most
persistent Unlit for this bill, but the op
position vote was too strong to save tho
Christian Scientists from Omaha and Lin
coln and other parts of the state have been
rather busy around the legislature for sev
eral days. They are working against tha
McMullen bill, which provides that all per
sons practicing faith cure or other mode
of cure, Including that of Christian Selene,
shall have certificates from the State
Boird of Health. Christian Scientists com
plain that the bill Is too sweeping in It
provisions and tends to work a hardship
HOITIM'l PHOCKlllJIXiS OF HOUSB
No Appropriation for Silver Scrvio)
for Battleship Nebraska.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Feb. . (Special Telegram.)
Upon convening at 10:80 this morning th
house adopted a resolution offered by Jack
son of Antelope to authorize the secretary
of state to deliver to the Nebraska His
torical society for publication the manu
script copy of the debates In the Nebraska
Constitutional convention of 1871, propared
by Quy A. Urown.
The house asqulesced In a written sugges
tion from Commissioner Eaton and H. CI.
Shedd that the moving pictures of the
state's resources, exhibited at the World
fair, be displayed some evening In repre
The house passed these bills:
II. R. 42. by Rohrer of Saline, to provide
proper restrictions for the passage of steam
engines upon public roads and over bridges;
vote, 53 to 19.
II. R. 58, by McAllister of Deuel, provid
ing for the final dlspoaltlon of peace war
rant cases In Justice of the peace court
without going to the district courts;' vote,
64 to 2.
H. R. 60, by Bartoo of Val'ey, to provide
better education of practicing dentists, to
raise the standard of the profession and
to make it more difficult for Incompetents
to pass the examinations; vote, 61 to 4.
In the afternoon the house resolved Itself
Into committee of the whole and began con
sideration of hills on general file.
H. R. 84, by Tucker of Douglas, requiring
appellants to the district court from de
cisions of city, village or county bodies to
file bonds to cover costs, precipitated a
tharp debate. The bill was Intended to
cover cases of remonstrance against de
cisions of excise boards or fire and police
commissioners on liquor license cases.
Clarke and Tucl er of Ioi:glas and Jack
eon of Antelope and I.shner of Thayer
spoke for the bill nnd Herry of Furnas.
Wilson of Pawnee nnd Honglas of Hock
The bill was Indefinitely postpi.nid by n
vote cf '.1 to S3.
II. It. lou, by Clarke of Douglas, provid
ing for a commission to present and an
appropriation of $6,000 to buy a trophy ft
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