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    The Omaha Daily Bee.
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em Newspaper Read The Bee.
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Korean's Far ner Girts History of 8me
Syndicate Seals.
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frofiti of Cartain Transactions Hater Go
cn Record.
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t Year.
NEW TORK. Nov. 37. One of the rami
Interesting features of the life In
surance Investigation developed only a
few minute before adjournment of
lite Armstrong .committee today, when
Thcodoro F. Bantu, cashier of the New
Tork Life Insurance company, testified that
about the beginning of 1901 Edmund D.
Randolph, treasurer of the company, opened
the vault! of the company, removed New
Tork City Mock valued at 1700.009 and put a
heck of the Central National bank for
I7n,0fl0 In ita place. Mr. Banta aald he
helped to open the vaults at the order of
Mr. Randolph and that he supposed Mr.
Randolph acted for the finance committee.
The stock was kept out for a few days
and was then returned and the check with
drawn. The transaction waa not recorded
on the books of the company so far as Mr.
Banta knew. The effect of the operation
would be that any one having: that stock
would have ITOO.ouO worth of untaxable
property at the end of the year. Mr. Banta
did not know who received the stock. Mr.
Randolph Is expected to be one of the wit
nesses tomorrow.
Perklaa Telia of JaKwllaa; Aceoaata.
George W. Perkins, vice president of the
New Tork Life Insurance company and
member of the firm of J. P. Morgan & Co..
bunkers, described to the committee the
transaction which resulted In his receipt of
I40.1SO from Kidder, Peabody &. Co. of Bos
ton as half the profits of the sale of I-.00",-tiUO
worth of bonds of the Mexlncn Central
Railroad company. Milton W. Mauisoii, a
bookkeeper of HA) New Tork Life com
ixiny, had previously testified that JS30.00U
of the life Insurance company's money waa
used In that transaction apd that Mr. Per
kins Hot the profit. Mr. Perkins said today
that lie went Into the transaction for the
Nylic fnnd. which Is owned by the agents
of the New York Life company, and that
lie Invested the profits. for that fund. The
life Insurance company, he said, profited to
the extent of 5 per ornt la the loun of $930.
OftO. lie stated that the company had no
tight to the 140,197 profits.
Mr. Perkins said also that J. P. Morgan
V Co. hud taken up notes of Andrew
Hamilton ami E. E. McCall, formerly Jus
tip of the New York state supreme court,
amounting to t&O.MO. at the request ' of
President John A. McCall of the New York
Life company, and that the amount, with
Interest, was paid to Andrew Hamilton by
the New York Life company for the proV
coeds of a syndicate In United 8tnte Steel
corporation stock. .
Keeps Kiseswi Off Books.
President John A. McCall told the com
mittee ' today that he had told the Central
National banK and E. E. McCnll that
Hamilton was good for KAOOO and that they
had then taken Hamilton's notes. President
MoCall said the New York Life Insurance
company owed Hamilton the 6,310 and
took the syndicate profits to pay him. The
result was that the payment did not appear
on the books of the company, Tho reason
wna that he wanted to keep Hamilton's ex
penses down.
Mucb evidence was given both by Mr.
Parkin and 'resident MoCall about the
New York Security and Trust company's
participation in the United States Steel cor
poration syndicate to the extent of t3.L60.000,
having tho deposits of, the New Tork Life
Insurance company for about that amount.
The New York Life company got 88 per
cent of the profits and Mr. Perkins con
tended that it was a cafe and profitable
Ventura. President McCall said the life
insurance . company should have partici
pated directly Instead of Indirectly.
Kara McCnrdy Has Not Resigned. '
lr. Walter Glllctt. vice president of the
Mntunl ' Llfo Insurance company, today
Irtiliil reports that Richard A. McCurdy
has rr.-ilgnod the presidency of the Mutual
Life ni.l that Rolwrt H. .McCurdy had re.
llrt'd from the(gcncrl managership of the
company. Iv. Glllctt said, however, that
l.niiji A. Thebaud. son-in-law of President
McCurdy, had relinquished the position of
the compiny'a general agent for New York.
There la. nld I)r. Glllctt. no truth in the
report that tho Mutual Life presidency has
Ikii offered to J. B. i'organ of Chicago.
haa af Chicago Merchant Saceambs tu
Wound Dae to Accidental
CHICAGO. Nov. 37. Marshall . Field. Jr.,
died at 6 o'clock tonight at Mercy hoapltal.
Mr. Field, who was the only son of Mar
shall Fidel, the multi-niillionaire of this
illy, was accidentally shot on the afternoon
of Wednesday, November 33. He uoi ex
amining a new revolver he had purchased
when It waa discharged, the bullet striking
him In the right side, perforatingkthe liver
and spleen and injuring the spinal cord.
He was hurried to Mercy hospital, whore
an operation waa performed and the bullet
removed. The physicians from (he first
entertained but slight hopes of ultimate re
covery, although the patient for two days
Beamed to hold his own. '
At o'clock thia morning a decided
change for the worse took place and Mr.
Field rapidly grew weaker until his death.
Writes Letter o ' gyraeaee Library
Boord Criticising Action af
On roaaailaaloa.
SYRACUSE, N. Y. Nor. 37. In a letter
lo the Syracuse library board congratu
lating the city upon the completion of ita
new (200,000 library building Andrew Car
negie, the donor, takea occasion to criticise
the commission that erected the building
for the expenditure of tlS.ODO, or nearly 10
per cent of the roat of the building, for In
tpocturs' feea, attorneys' fees and archl
treta' fees. Mr. Carnegie saya ha never
heard of such things and knowa nothing
aa to attorneys in connection with the
buildiog of his libraries and InUmalea Uicre
baa baaa a waste of fund,
Second Secretary of Legation at St.
Petersburg la Beaten by
ST. TETERSBI RO. Nov. 17.-5 p. m.
Robf rt Woods Bliss, second secretary of the
American embassy, who hns Just returned
here after a three-months' vacation in
Paris, was the victim of an outrage by
rowdies In one of the most fashionable
atreets of the capital last night, and only
escaped being beaten to death through th
timely arrival of the police.
Charge D'AfTalres Eddy haa reported the
affair to the authorities at Washington,
but as the incident was a plain case of
rowdyism he probably will not make offi
cial representations at the Foreign office
here until Instructed to do so. Mr. Bliss
was returning to the embassy on foot from
the Yacht club, where he had been dining.
On the Horse Guard boulevard opposite
the barracks of the Chevalier Guard the
secretary was suddenly set upon by two
men, who sprnng out of the darkness of
the trees. Mr. Bliss knocked down one
of his assailants, but was seized by sym
pathizers of the rowdies, wlio had been
attracted to the spot by the disturbance,
and he was getting the worst of It when
three policemen and a house porter came
to Mr. Bliss" rescue and seized his assill
anta. The rapidly gathering crowd, how
ever, which promptly sided against the
police, rushed at the officers und rescued
the prisoners. The police managed to atand
oft the crowd and cover the retreat of Mr.
Bliss, who was badly cut about the face,
but not seriously Injured.
Today a police captain visited the em
bassy and apologized for the attack on
Secretary Bliss, but lie warned the mem
bera of the embassy that the streets were
very unsafe, especially the boulevard, which
la the rendezvous of rowdies and soldiers
and sailors In civilian clothes. The captain
advised the members of the embassy to go
armed In future and not to venture In th
atreets at night except In carriages.
Second Secretary Robert Woods Bliss of
the American cmbussy at St. Petersburg
comes from New York and was fm-merly
American consul at Vienna.
Sir Edward Grey Trying: to Reconcile
Differences Between itoaeuery
and Camiiliell-Hnnueriiian.
LONDON, Nov. 37. Lord Roseherys cm
phatlo repudiation In his speech at Bodmin,
Cornwall. November 35, of the home rule
policy of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannernian,
leader of the liberal party, as outlined by
that statesman, who, speaking at Stirling,
Scotland, November 33, which seems to
have widened the breach In the patty at
the moment when a dissolution of Parlia
ment la threatened, owing to the split in
the unionist party over the fiscal qucst'on,
is tho latest sensutlon In the political circles
of the United Kingdom.
Sir Edward Grey, who was under secre
tary for foreign affairs in the liberal ad
ministration of 1892-95, speuking at New.
castle-under-Lyme today, attempted tod a
sipate the widespread impression that the
positions taken by Lord Rosebery and Sir
Henry Campbell-Bannermun are Irrecon
cilable. He said he thought Lord Roscbery
had put' a wrong construction ' on Sir
Henry's speech at Stirling and that un
doubtedly an explanation from tho latter
would prove there had benn a misunder
standing. 8lr Edward said the policy of
the liberal government should be along tho
lines followed by Premier Balfour, George
Wyndham, former chief aecretary for Ire
land, and Sir Anthony P. MacDonne'.l,
under secretary to the lord lieutenant of
Ireland, In giving Ireland the widest pos
sible scope for the development of its local
institutions. He declared, however, that
he distinctly repudiated the Idea of home
rule for Ireland as part of the liberal
policy. 1
Austin Chamberlain, chancellor of the
exchequer, speaking at Redditch tonight,
said that the crisis in tho cabinet existed
solely In the Imagination of the news
papers. There was no such crisis, he de
clared, and he added that he was unable to
say when the general election would take
Xew Holer of Korway Promises to
ftovern According to tka
CHR1STIANIA. Nov. 27.-Klng Haakon,
before the Norwegian Parliament at noon
today, took the oath to support the con
stitution. The king entered with the queen
on his left a rut and surrounded by their
suites, nnd bowing to President Berner,
the king and queen ascended the tribune
and the former seated himself on the
throne, the queen Keating herself on a
cliHir beside the king.
President Berner. approaching the king.
delivered a brief address. Then In a loud
volco the king pronounced th prescribed
oath. In a aui.sequent speech his majesty
said hut motto was. "All for Norway."
He hoped the whole nation would co
operate in his efforts to benefit the coun
try and said he would govern according
to the constitution and the people's will aa
represented by Parliament.
Among the cougratulatory dispatches
from the heads of other nations received
by King Haakon was the following from
King Oecar of Sweden:
i In thanking your majesty for the tele
gram announcing your accession to the
throne of Norway, I beg that ynu M per
suaded that every effort looking to good re
lations tetween oir two countries will be
, given a sympathetic reception on my part.
Many Vessels Driven Aebere ky Hlgk
Mind and Sailors Are
LONDON, Nov. . rX-r-Greet damage was
done to coast towns of Great Britain .by
last night's storm. Many vessels were
driven ashore, but thus far only a few
lives are reported to have been lost.
During the night huge wavea swept the
sea fronts of many favorite resorts. Sea
walls and promenades were washed out
and houses and hotels along the sea fronts
were flooded, in some rases houses cnl-
lapsed. The small coasting steamer Perl-
dot of Glasgow, was totally wrecked on
the Island of Magee. The crew was lost.
Seven bodies have been washed ashore.. The
telegraph wires are down and the tele
phone line to Paris is Interrupted.
The Red Star line steamer Kroonland
and the Hamburg-American lina at.m.
I Patricia, bound for New York, embarked
i their passengers at Dove, mis morning,
j after which they continued their voyage.
Interrupted by the storm.
CUXHAVEN. Germany. Nov. 37. A great
storm, accompanied by lightning and hall,
is raging In the North aea. The regular
English service la overdue and shipping
from thia port has been entlrajjr topped.
Tbera bag beea great damage.
Saltan Acctdeg to the Demmti of the
Allied Powers,
Program f ailed for Occupation of
Island ky Allied Forcea at t
O't'loek anday Afternoon
Inlees Otkerwlae Ordered.
VIENNA. Nov. 27.-The Neue Frle Presse
today published a dispatch from Constan
tinople saying that the sultan, through
Tcwfik Pasha, the foreign minister, has an
nounced to Baron von Callce, tho ambassa
dor of Austria-Hungary, that Turkey ac
cedes to the demands of the powers regard
ing the financial control of Macedonia.
CONSTANTINOPLE, via Sofia, Bulgaria,
Nov. 27. The Instructions to the com
mander! of the International fleet were
to land detachments and occupy Mltylene
nt 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon unless con
trary ,rd?rs reached them In the Interkn.
Presumably, therefore, the capital of the
island is now in the bands of the allied
forces. ,
It was arranged In the Interview be
tween Tewflk Pasha, the minister of for
eign affalrr, and the British and Austiian
ambassadors, on Saturday, thnt If by
o'clock Saturday night the ambassadors re
ceived a written notification from the for
eign minister promising acceptance of the
demands of the powers, the ambassadors
would telegraph to the fleet at Mltylene
to suspend further operations until Mon
day. No communication, however, was re
ceived, so It -vas suggested that Instruc
tions staying the hand of the international
fleH had not been dispatched.
Fleet Seise Customs House.
LONDON. Nov. 38. The Dnily Mail pub
lishes the following dispatch from Mity-
lene. dated November 37: "Eight warships j
of the combined fleet arrived here at 8
o'clock thia morning. Admiral Rltter von
Jcdina, accompanied by the Austrian con
sul, proceeded to the government house ut
10:30 o'clock arid handed an ultimatum to
the governor. At 1 o'clock tills afternoon
aisj sailors landed und seized the customs
and telegraph office. Everything is quiet."
Interest lu Wasklngrton.
WASHINGTON'. Nov. 37. The situation
between Turkey and the European powers
having become so serious during the last
few days, great Interest is felt In military
and naval circles In the question of Turkish
defenses of the Dardanelles. Turkey has
spent a good ileal of nionuy on the de
fenses of this narrow straight and It is ex
pected that it can put up a successful fight
against u modern fleet.
The principal fortiflcullons of the Dar
danelles, which is a narrow strait of about
three miles in length, are found on tlte
end nearest to the sea of Marmora. At the
entrance in the Aegean there are tvA rtA 1
castles, transformed Into new fortifications,
armed with Krupp guns of 15, 34 and 38
centimeters. The atralta at that point are
about three miles broad, then growing
larger, and afterward grow again much
smaller, and at that point the chief fortifi
cations a-.-e built. The Dardanelles at that
point is divided (me two straits by a
small Island. - On the European side there
are nine fortifications. The first one of
these has twenty -one Krupp guns of 31 to 35
centimeters. On the Asiatic side there are
three well armed,, fortifications. One of
these has twelve Krupp guns pf 35 Centi
meters each. These fortifications are
manned by two regiments. Their position
Is strong and, as they are situated on the
high banks of the straits, they are able
to hold up a much larger naval force with
out great danger to themselves. The only
way to make them harmless would be by
attacking them from the hill high on the
land side. To prevent this a continual line
of fortifications has been built, closing the
peninsula oft from the European side.
These fortifications have all been built un
der the supervision of European military
authorities and are well armed with the
newest guns. An attacking fleet will have
the disadvantage of having to proceed one
by one and, although it is very likely that
the combined nations could take some of
the Turkish Islands, the opinion of many
naval officers here la that they will not be
likely to try to tall up to Constantinople.
F.mployea af Team Owners' Aaaocla
tlon fio Oat and Many Tkoaaaad
Men Mar Ha Affected.
NEW YORK. Nov. 27.-A general strike of
truck drivers was begun in New York Cl'y
today, 330 union teamsters quitting work be.
fore noon. The strike is against the Team
Owners' association, which employs several
thousand drivers and does most . of ho
heavy trucking in wholesale districts an!
about the steamship piers. It resulted from
a resolution last night of the Teamsters'
union calling a general strike unless the
owners Immediately forced their nonunion
employes to Join the union. Policemen were
placed on many wagons with nonuion driv
ers today.
Police Commissioner McAdoo said toisy
he feared 11 Ooo drivers would go out on
strike. In anticipation of this he had or
dered all police reserves In Manhattan In
their station houses tonight. ,
There was no disorder during the day.
Val Hoffman, president of the Teamsters'
union, said tonight that the men had been
locked out and that the action of the em
ployers had come as a complete surprise.
He denied that the lockout wss preclpN
tated by a resolution of the union calling
for a strike unless the shops were union
ised. After a meeting of the Employers' asso
ciation tonight It was aald that arrange
menta had been made for a conference with
the workmen's delegation that a settle
ment waa probable.
Government Takes steps to Recover
bold Dnat Stolen ky Seattle
Mint Employe.
SEATTLE. Wash., Nov. r.-Unlted States
Attorney Frye today served papers7 on
George Edward Adams In a civil suit tnr
I the recovery of SSO.OOo. a portion of the
alleged to have been embes.led
assav office h. th. f,m u.
j The amount of the suit la baaed on the
properly ana caan Aasms IS Known to
possess. ii .was era led today that th
i defalcations will foot tip to $1J 000 This
sam was arrived at through th. examina"
tlon of the bank records by Superintendent
Leacb of the Baa Francisco mint and
j Secret Service Operative C'onnell.
Adams today is denying that he made
two full confessions. He la trying to secure
counsel to defead him. Mrs. Adams haa
retained counsel to protect her property
la th govarnaient prvoeedua -
At fteqaest nf Defense Jariae w ill Sot
Impose reaalty Intll
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 27. On motion by coun
sel for the defense, Judge Vandevanter In
the United States circuit court this morn
ing postponed the pnslng of sentence upon
United States Senator J. R. Burton of
Kansas, convicted of having acted aa a
paid attorney of the Rlalto Grain and
Securities company before the PostofTice
department, until 10 o'clock tiext Wednes-
. day morning, when the defense will present
Its reasons for asking a new trial.
In presenting his motion for a new trial
Attorney Lehmann asked that the court
would not give the matter Immediate con
sideration. He said that the purely me
chanical labor of preparing the record of
the trial, an absolute essential to the
preparation of a bill of error, would not
be completed for a day or ao, and asked
that the defense be given a week to present
Its reasons for a rehearing of the case.
Judge Vandevanter replied that it would
be Impossible for him to remain In' St.
I-ouls later than Wednesday night, but
that If counsel thought the trnnscript and
bill of exceptions could be completed within
that time he would postpone the passing
of sentence.
The court then suggested to Attorney
Lehmann that the record of the case,
wheh will be tiled In the appellate court
In the event a new trial is denied, be as .
brief as possible, eliminating all reasons
given by him in overruling motions by the j
defense and all argument by counsel for ,
bolii sides, confining It strictly to the facts
that an objection had been made, that it
had been overruled and that an exception
had been allowed.
Judge Vandevanter then said that It
might be of some assistance to the defense t
to know that in passing sentence he would ,
Impose a penalty upon one of the counts, I
charging Burton with agreeing to receive
compensation and upon one of the counts
charging that Burton received compensa
The court said that the terms of j
imprisonment would be concurrent, begin- ,
nlng and ending at the same time. Judge .
Vandevanter said that whether or not he
would Impose a fine was a matter that he I
would give further consideration. Attorney i
Lehmann gave notice thut he would file a
motion In urrost of Judgment. In tho event
that sentence is passed the attorneys for
the derense will then file a motion asking
a stay of execution, pending the decision j
by the court of uppcals. i
Senntor Burton seemed In exceptionally
good spirits. There was color In his cheeks,
and for the first time slneq the trial began
last Monday, he voluntarily talked with the
newspuper men reporting the proceedings.
Before court opened he walked up to the
table where they were sitting and exhanged ,
several remarks upon general topics. i
Supreme 'Court of lulled Mates Re- J Interfere In Case of I
Vermont Murderess. 1
WASHINGTON. Nov. 37. The aupteme 1
court of the L'niied States today affirmed
tho decision of the United States district .
court of Vermont in Umj cae of Mrs. Mary .
Mabel Rogers, who is under; sentence of
j death in Vermont for the murder of her
husband. The effect of the decision will 1
be to again place the responsibility of '
dealing witli the case in the hands of the
state authorities, and If In the meantime
neither the governor nor the state courts
take action In Mrs. Roger's behalf, her
execution must occur on the day set, which I
Is December S. . j
The court held, in effect, that it was
without Jurisdiction in all the points raised, j
In his opinion Justice Day laid no stress :
upon the sex of Mrs. Rogers, but with !
the case upon purely legal grounds. Re
garding the case he took up the various
contentions made In the woman's behalf, ;
holding each In turn to be ineffective. '.
On the point that Mrs. Rogers' has been
held In solitary confinement for more than
three months he said the record does not
show that she is so held, though admittedly
held in close couflnen.ent. This course was,
he said, within the rights of the mate and
could not be used us ground for Interfer
ence by the federal court. He also said
that the state supreme court could not be
required to fix a time for execution; that j
whether the state supreme court should sit
In Hennlngton county Is a matter of state'
practice only and also that there is no i
merit in the contention that fixing a date J
for execution when granting a reprieve Is j
a violation of the federal statutes. j
The opinion concluded with an order that ;
the mandate issue at once. This will ob
viate the raising of the question of possible j
postponement oi ine aay oi execution.
WALDEN. Vt.. Nov. 37. Governor
Charles J. Rell. when Informed today of
the decision of the supreme court of the
United States in the esse of. Mrs. Marv !
Rogers, stated that h" stood on the same
ground that he has maintained heretofore
In this esse.
"I shall not Interfere In any way," he
ssld, "with the regular arrangements for
the execution of Mrs. Rogers on the date
set, December S.
Civic Federation Committee Will Fx.
amine Manlelpal and Private
Plants at Home and Abrond.
NKW YORK, Nov. 37.The committee of
twenty-one. formed by the National Civle
federation, to investigate the comparative!
resulta of private and municipal ownerahip
and operation -of gas, elef-trlc light and
water plants, and street railways, met here
today. Among those present were August
Belmont, president of the National Civic
federation; M. E Ingalla. Cincinnati, chair
man of the committee; W. M. Moffatt, In
dianapolis: Talrott Williams. Philadelphia:
W. D. Mahon, Detroit; Walton Clark, Phila
delphia; Rdward W. Bemls. Cleveland; John
H. Gray, Evanston, III.; Walter I Fischer,
Chicago; Frank Parsons, Boston; John R.
Commons, Madison, Wis.; F. J. McNuIty,
Washington. D. C ; Albert E. Winchester.
South Norwalk, Conn.; Chnrles L. Edgar,'
It was resolved by the committee to visit !
In a body surh of the municipal planta in
this country aa may he selected aa fairly
representing the measure of financial and
operative success or failure attained by
I munMPllr own'(1 n" Prated planta In!
America, also to visit such privately owned
" -rle. "''t railway and water sup-
ply plants aa may be open to Ita Inspection
and later to visit Europe In a body and
"mlne 'nto the "P""1"" of the
i lT. frm" mana'm'nt
i It Is the intention of the committee to be
gin, probably In the early part of January,
the examination nf conditions In this coun
try and to meet In London on the first day
of June next. It being their Intention In the
meantime to seud a subcommittee to Eng
land and to the opntinent to prepaxa (fee
work la advanoa, " ------
Judge VcFherson Ii Reverse! in Iowa
Insurance Case.
Member from tke First Discovers tkat
Road to bood Committee Places
Is a Hard One to
(From a Buff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) A decision of far-reaching Im
portance was handed down today by the
supreme court affirming the constitution
ality of an Iowa state law, passed In 1X06,
prohibiting Insurance companies from en
tering Into an agreement to fix rates of
Insurance or amount of commissions to be
paid to agents. The case came up from the
circuit court for the southern district of
Iowa, presided over by Judge McPherson,
which is reversed.
The case decided today is thst of Beryl
F. Carroll, auditor of state of Iowa, against
the Greenwich Insurance company of New
York and others. In the suit. Instituted by
the Insurance company, it waa asked that
the auditor of state of Iowa be perpetually
enjoined from co'mmenclng proceedings
agutnst the fire Insurance companies under
the terms of the law. Under the general
law the auditor Is empowered to proceed
against companies violating the express
provisions of the set and should the com
panies refuse to comply with the request
of the auditor as to alleged violations of
the statute then he is empowered to re
voke the authority of the companies to do
business within the state of Iowa. The
Greenwich company and five others, all
foreign companies, sought to have sections
1754. 1750, 1756 and 1757 of the Iowa code
declared invalid on the ground that they
Infringe and violate certain provlslona of
the constitution of Iowa and also section
10. article 1 of the constitution of the
United States, as well aa article xlv of the
amendments to the constitution. In an
opinion by Justice Holmes today the su
preme court reversed the court below and
sustained the constitutionality of the Iowa
law., .
Pollard Kails to Land.
Congissman Pollard is rapidly learning
the ways of members of the lower house.
Today he had his first seance with Mr.
Cannon, who will be the next speuker of
the house, largely to talk over the subject
of committee aBslg
young, active and
any good things to be
braska district and the state he wants to
get his share. The talk with Speuker Can
non, however, was not productive of that
peace of mind Mr. Pollard had anticipated.
In fact che speaker told Mr. Pollard thut
he had better amend his wishes as to com-
mittee assignments and bring them within ,
the possibilities. Mr. Pollard modestly
asked for a place on the committee on
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there were no vacancies on the republican ,
siue or uie winuuivrn. liiuv vufivui ..... i
ranted the re-appointment of those on the
committee unless they personally desired
other assignments Mr. Pollard will begin
a systematic study of committee places now
that he has had d heart-to-heart talk with
the speaker with a view of getting the best
committee position polole. The congress
man from the Fir st district Is frank enough
to aay that he never reasoned what a
scramble It Is to get good committee places
on the part of new men. He has courage,
however, and nothing daunted will see
"Uncle Joe" In a few duya with soijie new
Xo Increase In Deposits
The First National bank of Beatrice
wanted to Increase Its government deposits
from 125.000 to 150,000 and asked Senator
Millard to look after the matter. The
senator saw Secretary Shaw and was told
that It could not be done. No reason wus
assigned except that quite 300 National
banks had asked for the same Inorease nntl i
all had been refused. It Is understood that
the secretary believes the treasury should .
go slow In permitting National banks to j
Increase their government deposits on the .
theory that If the government -should need ',
the money for any emergency it should be
Immediately available.
Place for Jadae Van Orsdcl.
Senator Warren of Wyoming, who ar
rived here last evening, was at th De
partment of Justice In behalf of Judge J.
A. Van Orsdel of the Wyoming supreme
bench, who haa been an 'applicant for a
federal poiln ,n that department. As a
result Senator Warren sent a' message to
Van Orsdel this evening notifying him that
It had been decided to appoint htm United
States attorney for the court of claims to
succeed l.ouis jv. o. ,............ I
has tendered his reslgnstion to engage In ,
private practice. Mr. Crartt s resignation I
will go Into effect February 1. The position
Is worth 5,000 a year.
Postal Matters.
Rural carrlera appointed: Nebraska,
Clatonla, route No. 1. Arthur C. Kloep
per. carrier; Iewls Kloepper. substi
tute. Iowa. Amans, route No. 1, Henry
Emanuel, carrier; Lewis Emanuel, substl
..... fmm-forriavllle. route No. 2. Samuel
C Fletcher, carrier; Clark Fletcher. !ub-
st'ltute. Elliott, route No. 2, George M.
Klrby. carrier; Orlart R. Kirby, substitute.
Paymaster Ordered to Omaha.
Captaln Abraham P. Bufflngton, First In
fantry, has been detailed for aervice In the
pay department and will proceed at the
proper time to Omaha for temporary duty
In the department of the Missouri, to take
effect December 17.
Decision on Land Patents.
Justice McKenna today handed down the
opinion of the aupreme court of the United
States In the case of I jerry McCune against
N. Fred Essig and wife, a claim for an
undivided half Interest In a quarter sec
tion of land In IJncoln county, Washington,
taken up In IMS by the father of Mary
McCune. He died before the land was
patented and the patent wsa Issued to his
widow. She afterwards sold it to the
Essigs. and suit was brought on the ground
that the daughter was entitled to a half
Interest, the land being "community prop
erty." The court of appeals decided against
her, holding that the widow had all the
tights In the property that her husband
hsd had. and the aupreme court affirmed
the verdict. Justice McKenna said that
the rase Is one In which national law must
control, regardless of state statutes.
Japanese Resident at Seoul.
TOKIO. Nov. 27.-4 p. m -Several names
are mentioned for the resident generalship
at Seoul, but nothing will be known re
garding the appointment until the return
of Marquis Ito. It would not be a surprise
should M. Katsura. the present premier of
Japan, be appointed to the position. The
premiership would then go either to Mar
quis Ito, now prealdent of the privy coun
cil, or to Marquis SulonJL, the prealdent of
nnvr nnd Mnrk Colder Tuesdnyl
Tenipcratnre nt Omaha Yesterdnyi
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High Winds and Heavy fnom Inter
fere With Traffic In Minnesota
and tke Dakolaa.
ST. PAUL. Minn.. Nov. 37 -The first
blizzard of the season struck St. Paul late
this afternoon and tonight Is raging with
unabated fury. High northwest winds sent
the snow In such terrific gusts that pedes
triana were all but blinded and traveling;
really Impeded. From all parts of Minne
sota. North and South Dakota, came re
ports of heavy snow and wind, with con
sequent partial ( demoralising of railway
GRAND FORKS, N. D., Nov. 37-Snow
has fallen all day In the northern half of
the state. Tonight a strong wind Is drift
ing the snow badly nnd railroad traffic Is
greatly delayed. Tuesday's Great Northern
train from the coast haa been abandoned.
All trains reaching here tonight are from
one to five hours late.
Dl'LUTH, Minn.. Nov. i7 A severe storm
prevails here tonight. A fifty miles an
hour gale Is blowing from the northeast
Ond snow Is falling rapidly. The vessel
offieluls were warned during the day not to
allow the vessels to clear. There Is a ter
mendous sea running on the western por
tion of Luke Superior.
MlSSOUIA. Mont.. Nov. 37. A severe
blizzard, accompanied by strong winds and
n decided fall In tennerature, has been
raging In western Montana since curly
Sunday morning.
Piatt's Candidate for er Tork
Chairmanship Visits Waaklngton
and Rets Hunch to Drop Out,
WASHINGTON, Nov. 37. The question of
the choice of it chalrmun of the New York
county Republican committee occupied
much of the time today of President Ronse-
,,,, yell, who was twice visited by Represcntn
"T',l , I, n 1 live J. Van Vetchen Olcott of New York.
lion Ol ine umi lllltl w , n 111. II HLVlllirU
j In the morning, Secretary Root was pres- j
' ent. Mr. Olcott's second interview with the I
' president occurred at 6 o'clock In the even- j
' lug. Mr. Olcott also had two Interviews ,
; with Senator Piatt, who Is backing him for ;
I il . I . . r. 0 alia I cm i ti nf thn rt 1 1 ntv i-tm '.
nrieiai. t these '
I conferences would discuss what conclu-
sions, If any, were reached regarding tho
aue,tion. There Is a general Impression,
owevM. tnat ,t has bvfn ,lltlmal5d t0 Mr.
Olcott that for the sake of harmony und for
other reasons It would be well for him to
withdraw from the race. Mr. Oleott left
for New York tonight.
l J. Tower. Freight Agent at Dei
Moines, la Made Contracting
Agent at Kansas City.
ST. LOUIS. Nov. 37. The following
changes are announced- In circular! Issued
today by General Traffic Manager Ives of
the Wabush railroad:
R. W. Owens, contracting agent at Kan
sas City, has been appointed commercial
agent at Salt Lake City, in charge of the
Utah and Idaho territory; I J. Tower of
Dee Moines will succeed Mr. Owons at
Kansas City.
R. L. Porter, who resigned
from the
enter the
go to the
sen-lee of the Burlington to
service, of the Wabash, will
Wabash-Pittsburg terminal and the Wheel- i
ng A Lake Krle, In charge of the auditing j
department. j
Robert N. Collyear. division freight agent i
at Detroit, goes to Buffalo as general agent, .
and J. J. Mossmnu, division freight agent
at nunaio, is to ue transferred to Detroit. I
Kew High Records Are Made at Nenan
tlonal Opening In ew
NKW YORK, Nov. 37. New high records
for the season were made at the opening
j oi in' eiuiwii mniRi iin iruootg
Mnamtlonnlly active and excited. Tho
m(,vcnK.nt wa. ,.. by a (.hri(,r ,,.
by the former bear leader on Saturday to
the effecj. that he had covered his short
contracts, and also by the big advances in
Liverpool, where a small failure was an
nounced. The first prices here were 2 to 35
points higher, with March selling st 11. M
cents, or 11 points above the previous rec
ords. Resliring wsi exceedingly heavy at the
early advance and during the middle ses-
' pion pn.-e. r..e t.ii .ooui ,e or 1.1 poinis
tTom ,n beal- wl,h Mar(h ""mn ,l n "6
cents. . Sentiment remained of a bullish
average and the leading bulls bought lib
erally. The market firmed up In the after
noon, with March selling at 11 97 cents.
Tmentr-fnar Honr Haln Raises All
Streams la Vicinity of Pboeala
PHOENIX. Atlx.. Nov. 27.-RAlns of the
paat, culminating In a twenty-four hours'
atorm, have raised all streams to torrential
proportions. The Phoenix A Eastern rail
road bridge across Rait river at Tempe
has gone out. It was a temporary struc
ture serving In place of the steel span that
dropped Into the river last spring. The new
steel bridge on the Marlrona Phoenix
I railroad, half a mile below. Is Intact, but
' Just above It la the old bridge recently
abandoned, a portion of which Is washed
away. There la dsnger that more of It
may go. Injuring or destroying the new
structure. The Arixona canal diversion
dam, badly Injured last summer. Is sup
posed to be all right, and the water gauge
la eight feet over the dam, with the river
still rising. '
Movements of Oceaa Veaaele ov, 8T.
At New York Arrived: Amerlka, frotn
Hamburg; Columbia, from Glasgow.
At Glasgow Arrived: Caledonia,
New York via Movllle.
At Liverpool Arrived: Tunisian,
N w
Montreal via Movllle
At London Arrived:
New York.
At Naples Arrived:
At leghorn Arrived
Algeria, from
Algeria, front New
At Cherbourg Arrived: Kron Prina Wll
-JbeUn. (rota, New Yoc- H
President Removei Assistant Treasurer of
United States from Office.
Official Evades P revisions of the Aot and '
Hampers Its Execution.
i .
Relatives aid Friends Plscet on Patrol,
in Irregular Manner.
thief Kaecatlve Tells Mr. Mek tkat
lie Mast Vacate Office B
cause of Persistent
WASHINGTON. Nov. 27. rrealdent
Roosevelt today removed from office Wil
liam 8. Lleb. usslstant United States !
treasurer at Philadelphia, for "conatant
and rersistent violation of the civil service
luw while In office."
In a formal statement Issued at the White
House today by President Itoosevclt . Mr.
Lieb's removal Is announced. The presl-j
dent gave Mr. Lleb a hearing last Frlda;,!
at the reipiest of Senators Penrose ano
Knox of Pennsylvania. Mr. Llob submitted
a long statement In answer to the charges
made against him and was supported In his
defense by Represents tlve Patterson of ,
Pennsylvania. . ,
Tho statement says:
Statement from White Moose.' i
After cureful consideration of all the .
facts developed by the Inquiry, the presl- y
dent decided to remove Mr. Lleb from
office. It being shown, according to thoN
statement, that there was "constant and '
consistent effort on your (Mr. Lleb s) part.'
to evade the provlslona of the civil service i
law, to hamper Its workings as far aa pos-L
slble and to obstruct in every way the action-
of the commission."
The president declared that the evidence
showed fraud In the civil service examlna- J
Hons, the fraiflrt In ono instance implicating '
Mr. Lieb's sister. After reviewing the Case f
tho president concludes: j
Under these clreumstunces of persistence ,
in wrongdoing on your part,, it seems to ';
nie that there Is no alternative but to re- f
move you from office. You are accordlnglv
hereby removed from the position of assist- '
ant treasurer of the United States.
President Roosevelt's statement, which Is
in the form of a letter to Mr. Lleb, is u '
follows: '
WHITE HOUSE. Washington. Nov. :J f
1!6. Sir: 1 have carefully considered til f
papers in your case and the statement! !
made by you In your own behalf, and iJ
Mr. Cooley on behuir of the Civil ServlJ '
commission. It appears to me very cleiT
thut tlfere has been a constant and coi
sistent effort on your part to evade th
provisions of the civil service law, to han
per Its workings as far as possible and t
obstruct In every way the aot Ion of II
commission. I expect on the one hand thi!
the commission shall endeavor not to har'
per. but to aid, the other public eervan
of the government In doing tlielr work an'-'
essfully, and on tho other hand I expe'i
In return tlmt the other public servan ,
shall co-operate with Iho commission nis
nid them In their effort to carry out 4bei-
civil service law. In your case It seems ti
rue clearly established that vou hav.
sought continually to take advantage
every kind of technicality In order to avol ;
miijiiiK ""i me -law in good faith. T
'"" ho vantage, oi these technlcallti I
ou imve aepi upon tne roll in almost crj
minims positions certain of your own rl
lives and at 'hast one person wlion ,1
polntnient was evidently pressed merely il
Iiolltleul reasons. Instead of tnnkltiir rl
proper effort to carry out tho law as It ai
plies to iippolntments within the eln.i,i
service. It clearly annears that In on
Hinlnatlon held upon information furnish' 1
by your office there was such clear ev -dence
of fraud that It had to bo cancellei
I'he evidence as to the fraudulent chara -ter
of the examination Implicated your si -ter.
two pei sons from your own town an I
one person who was at that time servin r
in your office under temporary appointment
ana who wus suliserjiiently dismissed froin
tile service tor swearing falsely.
Continued Objectionable Matkoda.
The president here quotes a letter sent
by Secretary Shaw to Mr. Lleb, calling at
tention to irregularities, and. then concludes
his own letter us follows:
it me ease nau at that time (when
Shaw a letter was sent) been culled to my
attention my belief is that I would then
request your resignation. Most certainly
after receiving sueli a letter, to which vou
failed in any way to muke any answer
clearing yourself or traversing the facts'
alleged by the secretary. It was your duty
kii to conduct your otllre thai no possible
c-rilli'isjn could come upon you. Instead oi "
so conducting It you hnvo continued ex- 1
actly tho methods that previously ob-
tallied; your sister, for Instance, having
been again temporarily appoinied last Au- ,
gust as money counter, and. notwithstand
ing the fact I list this is a permanent posl- '.
Hon and that (here were two eliglhles on
the register when you were notified that ';
the apoliitment must he made from these
ellgibles, you In sonic manner secured their
declinations nod thereupon, on September
37, uk." I il temporarily appointed your sister,
and she Is In otllce at this lime so far as
the j records of the Civil Service commis
sion show. ' v
! Under tliece eii cumstances of persist
j ence in wrong-doing on your part It seems,
i to me that there Is no alternative but to
remove vou from office. You are accord
lnglv hereby removed from the position of
assistant treasurer of the United fstalee,
Verv truly yours.
Hon. Wllllsm S. Lleb, Subtrcaaury, Phila
delphia. Pa.
One Person Bnrned to Deatk and Sis
lajared In Eaat St.
i " ;
EAST ST. LOUIS. III., Nov. 37. -One man .
was burned to death and six persons were
Injured In a Are that destroyed the In
terior of the South End hotel early today.
The shell of the building was left stand
ing, with little outward evidence of the
conflagration within. The charred body
of P.itrick Mesner. aged 80, a steel mill
puddler. wts found In the ruins'. Howard
Rheimfrank. aged 1, son of the owner of
the hotel was hsdly burned. Hla mother
also suffered severe burns and bruises.
Four others received slight Injuries jo
jumping from windows. The cause of tha
fire has not been determined. The prop
erty loss was only V)00.
National Is Absorbed ky First na
tional of Horkeaaa Connty as
Hesnlt of Litigation.
ST.' JOSEPH. Mo . Nov. S7 The Natlona
Bank of St. Joseph was absorbed tonlgbi
by the First National Hank of Buchana
County. The aale came as a surprise ai
ll the result of sensational litigation amof
heirs of the Burnes estate, valued at IP
UOO.ono. W. P. Fulkersnn of St. Josr
cashier of the First National, quietly I
cured th - stock of Mrs. C, O. Humes S
daughter, M.irjorle, of t'litcngn. Brd I-
nth Burnes of St. Louis, vhlrli gave
contiol of I'll- N itlonal Hunk e St.
seph. The absorption thereafter was
den. Five hundred dollars 'a sLa
paid Xur L.0W l at0 J