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OMAHA. TLESDAY MORNIXO, DECEMBER IP. ll'Oo-TKX PAGES.
SINGLE OM'Y THREE CENTS.
WALSH BANKS QUIT
Thret Chicago Financial Inititutions 0
STEP ORDERED BV THE COMPTROLLER
Lmdi U President Declared t Ee En'.irelj
CLEARING HOUSE COMES T RESCUE
Announcement that Depositors Will Be
Paid in lull ATerti Panit.
LIABILITIES ABOUT TWENTY-SIX MILLIONS
Mtirr Alfinrrd to Walsh Invested
la Qaarrlen, Coal Mine and
Railroads Anuria Ahoat
CHICAGO, Deo. IS. Three of the lant
financial Institutions la the west, the Chi
cago Natlonnl bank, the Home Saving
bank and the Equitable Trust eompany. all
of them controlled by John R. Walsh of till"
tity and In great measure owned by him,
nusrx-nded oneriitJonn to-lay. Their affairs
will be. liquidated aa rapidly as possible ted
they will pro out of business.
Mr. Walsh, who wan the president of the
Chicago National bank and of the Equitable,
Truat company, and all the other officers
and all the, directors of the Chicago Na
tional bank have resigned. National Bank
Examiner C. H. Bosworth has succeeded
Mr. Walah at the head of the Chicago So
tional bank and the place of the directors
have, been tilled by men appointed by tlio
Chicago clearing house. Bark of the n"V
rnsnna-ernent stand the. allied bank of
iao, who have pledged their rfwuin-rn 'lift
every depositor shall lie paid to the last
cent and that no customer of any one of t It
three Institutions shall lose anything by
reason of the suspension. Had rot this ir
tlon been taken by the bank of the eity a
llaAatrmis rt.inle must have followed In the
financial world. An It wa. the only effect j
In thin elty was the decline on the local
Stock exchange of 2'$ In the price of Na
tional Biscuit common Mock, which hss
employed the Equitable Trust company ss
t"-itnafer agent and hnd besides dealings
with the Chicago National bank, but It In
not affected by the failure In the slightest
degree. The closing of the two hanks lied
the effect also of shutting off all demand on
the local exchange for bnnk stocks, none of
them being purchased.
Ijirae Leant in Prealdent.
Th Immediate causa of the collapse of
the Institutions controller! by Mr. Walsff la
said to be the large amount of money which
they have loaned to various private enter
prises of Ma notably the Southern Tndlnna
railway and the Bedford Quarries company
nf Indiana. Mr. Walsh claims that If ha
rould have had a little more time and been
left untramineled tn Ida operatlona he could ,
have saved hid hanks and made enormou j
profit for himself and his associates. He J
tMaea thla statement on' his stimate of the
. valur Hrht bndn nt thr-atom If'i n Tnc?1a;na.'
Rullioad company. The comptroller, thn
state auditor and th membern of the Chi
cago clearing house committee place the
value of the bonds at one-half the valua
tion of Mr. Walsh, and It. was their refusal
to accept his valuation that caused the sus
pension of the banns.
The liabilities of the three Institutions
are estimated In the aggregate .if W?.o0,000.
Against thla amount tho bank ami the
trust company have resources that aro on
a conservative estimate worth JlfiVn.onn.
The bonds of the Southern Indiana Rail
road company are estimated by Mr. Walsh
aa being worth llS.ooo.ono. They are con
sidered by the comptroller, state auditor
and the clearing house committee to be
worth a llttla more than half 'hat sum.
Their value Is a matter to be .pvormlned
In the future and the presidents of the
local banks admit that If the estimate ot
Mr. Walsh la found to be correct, tho two
banks and the trust company will not only
pay all of their debts, but leave a surplus
Th directors of the two banks and Mr.
Walsh, who has turned over all of In pri
vate property aa well as that standing in
th nam of Mrs. Walsh, have pledged
real estate and securities valued at .."".
OCu more, and estimating the rallroal bonds i
at H.uuu.c, making a total of U3,iv.a)
aaarts ugainst Jt,"uo,oiO liabilities.
ror some time there baa been a dlnr-
ence of opinion between the officers of the
Chicago National bank and Comptroller
Kldgely regarding the method of conduct-
In the aftalra of the bank. The coinp-
troller took exception to the large loan.
.(UV V J .IIU OTltn f.'.l,vi E,l,kl-
prise of Mr. Walsh and declared that a
portion of thorn must be called in. Assur
ances were given tn him, he declares, that i
this would be done, but the promises were j
not kept. Finally the incentive to a closo i
scrutiny of the affairs of the Chicago Na- j
llonal and Home Savings banks was given
by a banker in Now York, who had been
requested to take part In a syndicate to
furnish a loan of 18,000.000 to Mr. Walsh
tor the purpose of further expenditures on :
the 8uuthern Indiana railroad. Tho bonds j
of the company, however, did not sell as
rapidly aa was expected, and the state and
national examiners were apprised of the '.
failure of tho loan. I'p to this time the i
banks had been examined separately. '
which enabled them to transfer securities
back and forth. It was decld-d that the
state examiner and the national examiner
should make a simultaneous Investigation,
This showed that the Institutions had
tanned lirn-r amount and estimated all
loaned a urge amount ana estimated an
the wy from llO.OW.Ooa to $15,0a0,"i on tho
securities of the railroads that wore owned
principally by Mr Walsh aloue. It is
aid that the paper for these lo.inn was
Signed by clerks and that they Were sub-
ntanliated by the bonds of Mr. Walsh's
railroads, the Southern Indiana, the Chi
cago Southern, which Is an extension of
th Southern Indiana and the Wisconsin
ft Michigan Southern. V ben the examiners
had concluded their report Mr. Walsh
asked for a little time. Haying that he
could ralsr the money to utraigliien out
everything. He was not aa successful in
this ss he hoped to bo and when Comp
troller Rltlgeley was informed of the fact '
he cam at once to Chicago. He called a '
meeting of the members of the Chicago
clearing housr and informed tl.em of the
situation. Thr me. ti was In Id in the
office vf the presid. nt of the First National
bank nd continued from i o'clock Sunday
afternoon until S o'clock It is mnrnirg
Malruiril l omplrollrr.
ll was then announced by the comp
troller In th following statement that tic
tanks had piactU-.tlly us -ud.-d and that
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ACCEPTS CZAR'S CHALLENGE ,
Council jn Moholan
a Kluhl ill Mifill
s r. pi-n Kit.-Hi ici. r is. : p ui.-'i u-
workmen's mi.i-il. utid-i Hi'' very ties'.
of the poll:". I via .") .-fiilr.l in printu,.:
IkiOi copies 01 ,t pai-er announcing Hint
the government ha d--- in r- il a civil war
on the rroletai-U; .itkI soing thai the ch.i.-
of the Hot
to the ill
i ;i- i iifil. In Its appeal to
uuticil declare? this is the
ist liaht, tli.il th-.- throne
fs i.- totter, lis" and that u.h-
c.iu.-e it to full.
o contains I ,1lte--l appeal
,v!ih li 1- Hit; fKtl "The I'.in
i -if i hv Army and the
,n r 1 1 1 or tin two'. jtk'in-ts.
ilth-ralil- i -inli'l'-n-'-- is e.-i-rnnu-nt
fln hs that tut- cx-
;s In the pr-nt t-inpei- of
will not ire cull a r-ucial
it If tin y do the chatiL-va ate
that It will be a failure.
Operators on the bourse ate Inclined to
Interpret favorably the strong mea.ur-s
taken by the ivernmrnt, but heavy .n-ll-Ing
orders latne from Berlin and itnivrlal
4s osd uolnt down at T'.i.
trivernor K tsensk of Hiuj is f'lll
urgently cnlllnt? for troops. He i (-porta
that besides the fact that armed ir.aui g-nts
are disputlnir the passage of the soldiers,
tho railroad tracks nr- damaged In all
directions and he advises that troops be
sent by wuter.
It now transpires that half the reinforce
ments of troops on board the train wrecked
Deeenil-rr 14. neni' Stockmansnf . Livonia,
surrendered to the Ins'ireents. Governor
Reg-disk s latext advices said that the re
mainder of the troops held out for four
days. Their position when last hoard from
l'KRLIN. I eo. Jt. The St Petei slnn g
eorres(K)ndcnt of the staid Vosslsche Ze
tuni: Mtll'ins that he has been assured by
"serious persons'' that there exists Ht the
Russian court a party. inclioliiiK two min
isters, which is Inlrig ilug to persuade the
foreign powers to take steps to rescue
their subjects In Russia a a means of
raising Russian national reeling to a point
which will result In savins the country
The decision of Chancellor von Buelow
I with the approval of th- emperor to send
i fir-rman nt earners to ports of the Russian
' Baltic provinces and bring nwoy the Ger
mans who are in dancer of their lives Is
. regarded as a most luiMrMnf net.
! HKUI.IN. Iec. Id. A dispatch to the
j t.okal Atiejger from KoenlgsburB. Prussia,
1 today, timed !:S p. m.. says that, during
the street tlchtlng at M:tau, the capital of
Courl.'ind. y persons were killed At I.en
newarden. In southern I.lvonla. the revopi-tli-nlsts
liberated all the prts-ine's and she!
Assistant Ilstrht Governor Petersen and
M. Maalmovltet), his secretary, and threw
their bodies ihto the liver.
KOK.VIHSHKRfl, Prussln. Iec. IX The
German steamer Wolga sails today for
Riga to bring away Gorman subjects whosu
lives are endangered.
ATTITUDE. IS FIRM
Nallon Bettered to Be
Aaalnat Japanrae Demands.
TOKIO, T'ec. 1.-The continued failure of
Baron Komura to conclude the negotiations
with the Chinese government nt Peking
which were begun after the conclusion of
the Russo-Japanese war Is an open secret.
It is believed by some Japanese here that
the extent of Japan's concessions are such
as will fall to secure what they think
should have properly been Its acquisitions
an the result of the treaty at Portsmouth.
For example, the building of the Kirln
Chang Chung railway has not been con
ceded, and the stationing of railroad guards
Is not to bo permitted, leaving the work
ill the hands of tho police, who will be
withdrawn when tho period for tho with
drawal of troops expire.
China's firm attitude is believed to be
due to combined pressure Indirectly ex
erted bv Russia, France and Germany. The
outcry against the alleged weakness of the
cabinet is Increasing and some persons ad
vocate the suspension of the Peking ne
Tho kindness of the emperor of Germany
to former Japanese prisoners of war on
their way home Is appreciated, but the
Japanese appear to be distrustful of his
stylo of diplomacy.
(irrrk ablnri Hnliai.
ATHF.NS. Doc. 17. The cabinet of
Ralll resigned today aa the result of
: defeat of the government over the election
nf a presulent of the Chamber of Deputies.
King George has summoned former Premier
. Theotokls to form a new cabinet.
( SUGGESTS INSURANCE LAWS
taenia of orthweatern Mutual Also
Ask that Officers of Conservative
llr Summoned by Committee.
NEW YORK, Dec, IV At a banquet of
the agents of the Northwestern Mutual
Life Insurance company here tonight J. I.
D. Bristol, general usent of the company
In New Yoik, outlined some of the changes
in present hindrance laws which he would
suggest. They include:
The repeal of all laws unduly favorable
to the companies at tho expense of the
liolicyholilera. limiting the issue of any
future policy, pai in nulling or noniwitici
putinr. I" t'tei.m:nis based upon the Amer
ican table ol mortality. 3 nor cent ami
uniform twrceniagv loans with no juggling
I f reserves
i.e. advances m agents; doing
one-nian control; compelling
l away with
companies to give full and complete an-
nliHl xraiomentrt to rjolicvholders w here Oic-I.
j ,emls ure deieired: limitation of proxies
, of !i'ic yhold. is; making rebates legally
voM ltn lnulty for the agent securing
i tI- ullll a , anally fr policyholders
i accepting irhale.
A petition was aeiu to c'linrles K. Hagues,
counsel for the Insurance investigating
committee , asking that ofn -ors of con-
t serviuiv. cooipiuei, uc. cane i 10 tesilly
and sugrestiim that testimony thus far
has een i.ln lost "wholly of a deiiim.-nUl
I character." and ol such a nature as to
!cjs-ii the confidence of the public Inter
ests in IKe Insurance.
ST PAUL ROAD IN MONTANA
d I. rHUk, nUMUIIs lYIUli I ANA
j Coin pa u Incorporates nllh tapii
Mock of I wo Million
a small yellow dog had ptobablj pie-
Hi:l.i;.A. .Mont., Dec. lv The Chicago, ! enu-el a wrick
Milwaukee a.- St. Paul railroad Of Mot. taut ! A burse l.a-1 waiidnled out on the trestle,
was iucoriHiratrd today with a capital cf j got Us feet tailzied In the ties and could
li'rfW.'V) The iiicoipoiators aje associated not get out. Burns and Ida liittnan helped
with tin- MilwauKte road. E. D. S- wcil'H-e .inlnial out cf Its predicament. They
being assistant supei'inletide in. P. II Scan-J c-ul uuay palls of the tics and it ws iU,
I'm the Montana general ig-'tit and Ml. (hour before the train could proceed. Then
Shi It-, -I the Montana couns -t. Bui ton they looked for the canine hero, lhinktii
Harrison, general solicit,. ; of the Mi;. ' at least to gl- huu a pat on the Jied or
v;i.:l ,e cio p . i.e. ..inn i al.M.iaua lo per- ; a b-'ia as a ,aid, uui the uog had U.j.
'.ft-, the de l.e.i. . 4appere-t
SERIOUS UIOT IN SHANGHAI
Coal Classes Have Fifht and Twenty
Na'.ites Are Killed.
FEW FOREIGNERS INJURED IN TROUBLE
Marine Aolanterrs RrMart Order, lint
roller Matlnna Are Horned aad
r'arther Trouble la Ex-pet-ted
.N'KW VUKK. LK.-V. IS. A sciio-is t iul e
twteu coolie labotcrs, resulilr.g In the
death of twenty Chinese and Injuries of
several roi ei",!ir; s occurred at Shanghai.
China, to-lay, accord. tig to a cablegram re
ceived by I'caroa. I'ariicl : t.'o., of this
city from their Shanghai office. '1 iiu cable
Rioting ty cc ol.e ( l.;.-.-es. Business s.is-pendr-d.
Two ixillce stations burred. Ab-)ut
twenty Chinese killed, tew foreign-is in
J -.it ('d. .Marit.e voiuntcers lostorinp older,
i-'ur.t.cr trouble and fires anticipated to
night. Two Foreigners Killed.
WASHINGTON. Vtc. 1 The State de
partment has news from Shanghai that a
tcrious utUi". tion exists then . Two cable
grams received at the department over
night titfte that trouble aicse through a
strike and was Incica.Td by a dispuie
growing nut of some oa'S being tried be
fore the consular court-'. Two foieignrrs
have been klll"d ui.d many wounded. Navy
forces, supposedly irotii the British gquad
ion, which is there, r" guardintf the
m cuts. Police stations have hec-n burned.
No Americans have thus far been In
jured, but tlx- official statement was made
that the situation is regarded as Hcrlou;!.
Two American cruisers are now on their
way to Shanghai.
The Slate department's Information of
these events was contained In several dis
patches from Shanghai, the last of which
was lecoivoil about o'clock tuts morning
from Consul General Rogers. It is gath
ered that the moving causes for the riot
were the anti-American boycott and a
general feeling of hostility toward foreign
ers such a-s preceded the Boxer uprising In
1!A Mr. Rogers' statement was that all
business was suspended among the Chi
nese; that ns an Incident to the general
strike a number of foreigners had been as
saulted. Volunteers hnd been called out.
presumably from the people of the foreign
settlements, whose effort" nt maintaining I
order were seconded by Knglish marines. I
The warships In the harbor were cleared
for action. At the hour of sending tho first
dispatch, probably some time last night,
two Chinese had been killed in the riots
and the American consul general had tele
graphed for help from American naval ves
sels. A later dispatch from the name sourer (
reported the continuance or the riot, end
ing that the police stations had beep
burned. Including some foreigners. No
Americans, however, had been Injured up
to that hour. Mr Rogers' last word wan
that he expected the American cruiser
Baltimore, which was yesterday at Chln
klang. about a day's run from Shanghai,
to reach the latter place tonight.
A later, dispatch received thin aftrrnoon
from Mr. Rod arm wan to the rffect that all
under martial law an that th fyclCTewl
were all arming.
LONDON. Dec. IS. A cable dispatch re
ceived by a business house In London to
day nays that the antl-Amcrlean loyeolt
disturbances at Shanghai, which wevo said
to have resulted in the stoning of the Gor
man consul and the Injuring of the Ameri
can vice consul, had been suppressed.
A dispatch to the Kvenlng Standard from
Shanghai says that during the rioting car
riages and motor cars were smashed. Mobs
are looting in nevernl part of the city.
There are sounds of sharp tiring in the
neighborhood of the town hall and on the
Shanking road, which bisects tho central
district of Hie foreign settlement. j
SAN FRANCISCO, Dee. IS A cable mes- ,
, c ., .,. t... v,.
MK- IMUll Dlinillllini -in , n ,,,, ,,,. in,-
suppressed. Twenty Chinese were killed.
American Official Injured.
SHANGHAI. Doc. 1 The Incipient riot
here was promoted by boycotters on ac
count of an Incident Involving- the mixed
court. The German consul was stoned and
the American vice consul and see-eral other
foreigners were attneked and Injured. The
Chinese closed their shops when the riot
ing began. The local volunteers were
called out to restore order and detaoh-
ments of bluejackets were landed from the
warships to assist. in restoring peace.
The riot is suppressed. Twenty Chinese
rowdies were killed and a few Europeans
wore wounded. Otherwise the damage done
Police, sailors and volunteers co-operated
in suppressing the riots, in thr course of
which one police station waa partly burned.
a barroom wrecked and a bicycle store
looted. :vo r.uropeans wer Killed. j ne
streets were deserted except for armed
patrols, which are everywhere.
Conditions at Che Poo.
CHE FOO, Deo. IS. 10 p. m. The news
of the disturbances st Shanghai Is pro
ducing no visible effect on the Chinese
and, at present It seems improbable that
the trouble will extend to this city. Offi
cials, however, are conferring In regard
to taking suitable action to forestall a pos
Well Informed persons maintain that the
Lien Chau massacre and also the present
disturbances are directly traceable to the
Coincident with the Shanghai linta the
Yokohamu Specie hank quickly placed a
largo amount of money in the local market
for the benefit of the Chinese.
DOG SAVES PASSENGER TRAIN
Stands on Truck ana Harks to
Warn engineer of Danger
KANSAS CITY. Dec. IS. (Special Tele
gr.iru.l Missouri Pacific tram Nu. In,
fruiu onialia. was running around a curve
In the Cypress wards in Kama City, Kau.,
about 7 o'clock ihls morning. In the semi-
: darkn- s of early ire, mint, ihc engineer,
K ' Ua'"''' "oikcd a .man eiiow a..
!,rKll.K ,uriu,i- at sumrthm. un the
ira- k ahead. Burns could riot tee the
track ahead around the bend, but he knew
there a trestle ti.e-re. so he stopped
the irain and invest tfcateij. He (ound ihai
SMALLER COMPANIES ON RACK
iltroil Cawamltter Inquires Into
Real tttr. IVala of PrnvU
deal Soclet .
NEW YORK. Dec. IV With the lesu-np-tion
of lt tensions tod-.iy the Atn,sirong
Investigating committee started on thr
cleaning up of ijts woik piepa.atory to
formulating it port to the ) glslatai e.
Today wan oevoted I'J the smaller com
panies, those under examination boir.g the
Provident Saving, ih-- klnplre I.lfe and j
the Life Association of America. '.
With the counsel of the Provldt-nt so- )
clety were taken up several reul estate
transactions. . In out of these a builuinp
In Savannah, Ga.,- was tindej on two dif
ferent occasions for New York City prop
erty and a loan was then made on the
Bavnnn&h building with the i-rault thru
each time the building returned to the '
possession of the aoclity under foreclosure
or default of interest.
There appeared, uovordlng to Mr. Hughes,
to bo marking up of the book values
of the society's real estate holdings al
most annually, and MUbsequeritly Miles M.
Dawson, the committee's export actuary,
was sworn as a witness and presented
compilations showing that the society by
Its management lust ' about fKrfi.flfln last
year, which waa offset by the marking up
of Its real estate holding;.
Stacey Wilson, secret.; ry of the Umpire
Life, formerly the Home Benefit society, an
assessment company, told how his com
pany wus run. The company owns no real
estate and has about $J&oUn of assets, with
an outstanding liability of about
Thla company does business principally In
Now York and Pennsylvania, having been
debarred from operations in most of the
other states. He Ud he total receipts of
his company for 1901 were I7MS5. while t!-.e
disbursements were llV.ffO. Witness said
that hope of an Increased business had
bi-en blasted by the action of many stitr
In debarring the company.
The Ul'e Association of America, o'
ranlzed In 1901, waa alad taken up. when its
president, Henry T. Towtisb-y, testified. !!
said the company wan originally an assess
ment company, but In-lirfc It was Incor
porated aa a stock company. He said hi
company frequently paid to brokers or
agents what amounted to 90 per rent com-
I miae-lon. Fifty per cent wan the regular
commission and the balance was made up i
j by a commuting; of the renewal commlr
I siou. "
A list of collsteral loans was in evidence
and when Mr. Hughes started to read jt Mr.
Townsley asked If It was read for the bene-
Mi of the newspapers. NIr. Hughes tartly
replied that It wan road to show that the
company loaned money on worthless securi
Mr. Townsley's examination will be re
sumed tomorrow. ' '.
"BRICK TRUSr SURRENDERS
Fine ABsrrKatlaai aiN.rsTMi Levied
Ipos Ch Ira ;o Mem Who Kitrr
CHICAGO. Dee. U. The no-called "brick
trust" of Chicago, n4e a complete sur
render to State's. AttorSey Healy in court
today, and were (fine el aggregate of 1.-
i , uu -comciJjy ,n(g a number of its
illegal n-t to prevent competition and to
rest riot the production and sale of brick '
in the Chicago market. '
The Indictments worn procured at the I
Instance of a number of small dealers
who complained to the grand Jury that.,
they wore unable to senure supplier unless
they compiled with the terms and all do-
I mauds of the combination of brlckmukers
which practically controlled the output of
I brick In Chicago and vicinity. As soon as
the cases were called In court today the
defense announced that William H. Welck
ler. general suiiorlntendent of the Illinois
Brick company, had decided to turn state s
evidence, and It was desired that the
punishment to be inflicted on the other
nine defendants should be remitted in bis
Stale's Attorney Healy declared ho
was willing that this action be taken In
Mr. Wcli'klor's case and the attorneys
then entered pleas of guilty for all the
other defendants. Tho court assessed fines
of $?.0C0 In each case, the amount wus paid
at once by the attorneys, and the defend
ants were dismissed.
The charge against the labor leaders
included with the- officials of the brick com
bine In their indictment was that they
railed strikes on buildings where the con
tractors used brick purchased from others
i than those In the combination. In cases
where these strikes were called, it was
stated by the state's attorney, tho con-
tractors were compelled to pay their men
lor all the time they wore on strike under
I penalty of having their supplies cut off by
' the combination or having a second strike
I TRAGEDY IN SCHOOL HOUSE
Evidence that Woman Waa Murdered
aad Body Burned tn Stove Sear
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 1S.-A dispatch to
the Star from Mitchell, Ind., relates the
details of a story told by Miss M. Mahan,
a school teacher, Of s grewsome sight
which she discovered upon entering the
Greenwood school, two miles south of
there, this morning, and which the people
of that vicinity believe la convincing evi
dence that a mysterious murder has been
According to the dispatch when Miss
Mahan arrived at the school house this
morning she discovered that several horses
had been tied to the hitch rack since
Friday. On entering the building an awful
stench ss of burning flesh and hair almost
suffocated her. Whisky bottles were
strewn about the floor and some of the
furniture was demolished. In the stove
she found a mass of auburn hair, from th--head
of a woman, in which tangled hair
pins, corset mays, buttons and other ar
ticles of woman's apparel, in the stove
still smouldering the remains of a Are were
found. Ail the wood which had beeu pil-d
in the school room had been burned. The
scnool house- sianus in an Isolated spot (
moie than half a mile from any hahiia
tiou. NEW UNION HEBREW COLLEGE
Purchased for Large
luilou In Snbars, of
CINCINNATI. Dec. la-Land fo.- the site
of the new college to take the :.!uce of
the various Hebrew colleges through ml the
country was purchased m Clifton, a Ctu
ciaati suburb today. The site of the new
L'uion Hebrew collegi is close to ihe Uni
versity of Cincinnati, on the hi 1! lops to
the north of the cite. Work on too new
grounds will begin immediately, and the
bulldiiigs already planned will rciii an
outlay of uidic thou t,.M,yutt,
to-otir prov'lO tor the reclamation of W0 acre. L .
,-twttetM '.rrmnmvt- M wyw.art-.frtM;
WARNER M BE MARSHAL
Mathews' Place CtTtred the Cbairniau t
Republican State Oerurrittee.
UNCERTAIN WHETHER HE WILL ACCEPT
i Telegram from Senators Millard and
Uurkett lumen as Surprise to
Dakota County Man W Iiu
Asks for Time.
DAKOTA C1TT. Neb . lxc. IV (Siw, iua
Tt-legrani.; State Senator '. P. Wuiiuu',
chairman of the republican state commit
tee, is considering tonight if he wants ,o
succeed T L. Mathews un (."mud Slates
nar.,uul tor Nebraska. He received tins
evening a telegram from Se-uiUirs .Millaid
and UuiKctt asking him U' he would accept
the place. Mi: Warner wip e, in u-piy aK
lug until tomorrow to give a detinue
I answer. lonignl .Ml. Warner sa..u lie
could not definitely suite if l,e would take
the place, as he wanted to consult some of
his friends before making his reply, lie
admitted tho proposition was a latiier
"I huve dom more nurd thinking in the
lasl hour thau I have for a lung tunc,''
said Senator Warner about. o'clock, wlieti
asked if lie had mude up his mind if lie
would take the place, "i c.innol tell Jusl
what I will do, as I want, to consult one
or two friends whom 1 have not yet been
able to roach. The pi op,.sitiou came as a
surprise, too, for 1 had not litaad the out
come of the Mathews heurini;. 1 got a tele
gram signed by Senators Mtllaid and Bur-k'-tt.
asking me if 1 would take tho place.
It contained no information as to tho status
of the Mathews case. 1 feel very much up
In the air about the ma' tor. 1 will surely
lot the senators know of my decision In the
morning, but may not le able to tell any
one else beforo that time."
In Ms conversation Senator Warner left
the Impression that ho would accept tiie
WORKMEN HARD TO SECURE
Irrigation Prnjrctn Delayed by
ability of Contractor to Je
rnre Men for Work.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 18.-A bulletin Is
sued by tho Geological survey says the up.
provaj by the secretary of the Interior of
the Rio Grande reclamation project in
Texaa and New Mexico and the Carlsbad
project In New Mexico will bring the num
ber of reclamation projects up to twenty- I
four. Of these eleven aro under way. They
On June 30. 190B.' th total cost fcf con-
structlon and engineering work performed
by the reclamation service, together with
the administration expenses, amounted to
t.4;j,lti9. On that date the reclamation
fund had reached a total of I.S.028.571. It
was estimated st that time that the receipts
for the fiscal years 19"-)flOS would amount
to 9,"oi.ioo, so that tho sum of money avall-
able for reclamation purposes up to tho end
of 190S will bo $.Tr.02i.f,n.
Since the work of reclamation began seventy-seven
miles of main canals have been
constructed and fifty-four miles of dis
tributing canals, an well an 1Si miles of
ditches and 147 bridges. Over 9XM cubic
yards of earth hae-e been excavated and
three and one-half miles of tunnel driven.
Labor, the bulletin says, Is one of the
most serious problems the engineers have
"Several contractors," thr bulletin adds,
"engaged on government projects have nl
, ready failed because of their inability to
, secure the services of a sufficient number
I of workmen and others are on the verge of
failure for tho same reasua
The report contends that the eight-hour
limitation on work Is a factor, as many pre
ferred to work longer hours.
CANADA CARRIES OFF HONORS
Ontario College fttadentn at
stock s ho TV In hleaajo
CHICAGO, Dec. IS. Canada was awarded
tho honors in the students' Judging contest
at the International Live Stock exposition
today. The Ontario Agricultural collof e of
Guelph, Ont., made the best record for
Judging horses, cattle, sheep and swine
, Z. Z:
nil iviltfriiiui ,, juuKlllfi l-flllll- aim
horses, and Texas was first In the judging
C. F. Coverdale of the Iowa Agricultural
college carried off the Individual honors
for Judging cattle, sheep and swine, while
j J. A. Main of Ohio was first in Judging
I horses. In the all-around judging Iowa
came third, Kansas fourth, Texas fifth,
Canadian exhibitors, as usual, secured the
greater number of prizes for sheep.
Illinois. Indiana and Missouri took blue
ribbons in the exhibition of choice cattle.
First prize for the Hereford breed went to
F. A. Nave of Attica, la., whip! S. L. Brook
of Macon, Mo., took first, second arid third
awards In the class for Hereford steers.
Illinois exhibitors won nearly all the
prizes awarded for the various breeds of
pigs during the day.
William D. McCavish of Cogg m. Ii.. tont
four first prizes In the Berkshire class.
I:i the exhibition of Chester Whites Iowa
Agricultural college took foiu' firsts.
In the corn Judging contest the students I
of the Iowa Agricultural college won ti-st
prize and Nebraska Agricultural oolfero
won second honors and the students of tho
Kansas Agricultural college third place.
SAN PEDRO RCAD ELECTION
AY, . Clark Again Chosen President
and Old Board of Directors Is
LOS ANGELES. Dec 18. At their annual
meeting today the stockholders of the Ean
Pedro. Ios Angeles & Salt Lai:e railroad
elected officers aa follows:
President. W. A. Claik; llrst vi-e presi
dent. W. H. Buncroft; second vi-e presi
dent. J. Ross Clark; secretary, W. 11. Com
stock; treasurer. W. H. Leete.
The members of the executive committee
and of the bcoid of director ais the uu,e-
aa last , cku.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair and Warmer lne,la.
I eniprrature at Omnha lotfrilKit
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THE BEE WINS THE VICTORY
VAorld-llrrald I'roirnt Turned Bonn
l the Klil.r Hoard with
Publication of a tu-tvo of application for
llnuor license in The Omaha K cuing Hee
ls surti i-,t to secure the license, d. spite
th proi-ft of the Omaha World-1 it i aid.
This much was settled by the Board of
Fire and Polio commissioners last night.
The World-Herald had entered n protest
against the application of 11 S. King, a
druggist at Twenty-fourth and Fainum
snorts, alleging; that h- had published his
advertisement only in Tin- Kvemng lac.
The board held that this was sufficient
and grunted the license. The World-HeralJ
had already confessed its weakness by
f.Ilr.K lato In the afternoon a protest
against King, alleging that he had sold
liquor for other than medicinal uses. This
protest will bo la aid next Tuesday even
in. The juifhclcncy of publication in The
Evening Bee alone Is established, however.
A number of the Civic Federation pro
tests, tiled by Klrnor K. Thomas, will bo
heard Wednesday afternoon nt i o'clock.
Yesterday tho Civic Federation filed
eighty-seven more protests regarding the
Sundiy closing matter, making In nil about
11 now with the hoard filed by Mr.
In connection with the Sun-lay closing
protests filed by the lied- Federation. At
torney Pnrrleh, representing some of the
applicants, said: It Is clearly a matter of
bad faith on the part of the Oleic Feder
ation to present those protests on the Sun
day closing feature, inasmuch as that body
agreed last yr-Hr to not protest the Sunday
closing during lix.'i providing certain other
regulntlonn were enforced in connection
with the saloons"
The protest of a number of residents in
Gibson ngnlnst grunting a license to Ixuils
Sw.n-k was snstali e by the board on the
grounds that the establishment of nnother
saloon at Gibson would bo against publlo
-oley. As noon as this protest was sus
tained Frank Kasper. who was supporting
Mr. SevneU. threw a little humor Into the
proceedings by writing out a protest
agalnt the saloon already In Gibson and
the license for which wan granted last
week to Mr. Stepl no k Mr. Kafcpar'n pro
test was on the grounds that there should
not be any saloons in Gibson.
As a Fire and Police board the commis
sioners accepted thn resignation of Patrol
man L. F. Dwyer and granted a leave of
lxty days: to rourt Sergeant Whaleii. who
feels he must seek a change of cllmat
for Ida health.
APPEAR IN COURT
rwvlwarrfir fcc WBHtnx'irvm' lr Alii
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lratrsl Violation of Rebate Law
It ratty for Trial. .
KANSAS CITY. Dec. lS. -Counsol for the
Chicago. Milwaukee - St. Paul railway.
Swift and Onmpajiy. the Armour Pnok'ng
company and the Oudahy Packing com
pany. Indicted In tho federal g-and .lory r,,j
allered violations of tho freight rebate law.
appeared in tho 1'nited States district court
today and announced that tln-y were rci.
for trial. Judge Pollack said that tho oases
would be .set later. No bonds were re
quired. Nelson Morris, Kdecaid Morris and Ira
N. Morris, packers, were indicted as co
partners lor receiving rebates. Tho district
attorney announced that information mull 1
bo filed against "Morris and Company," tho
co-porat- name, soon.
John N. Fait horn, former vice president,
and Fred A. Wntin, former general traffic
manager of tho Chicago & Alton, and D. II.
Kresky, a Kansas City freight broker, all
Indicted for conspiracy, pleaded not gufity
and pave bonds of SJ.uoti each.
MIDSHIPMEN MAY TESTIFY
Snprrmr ( oarl of f ade! Telia Stu
dents to Answer Unrntlou
Asked by Officials.
ANNAPOLIS. Md.. Dec. lS.-The midship- i mlssioner lie endorsed by the secretary nf
men of the fiist-elass at the naval acad- the interior, quite a largo sum of money
emy. who form tho court of last resort in , will ho disbursed to the legal represents -matters
relating to the "code," have. It is live of minor children not later than April,
mid n.iKscd tho word among t lie fourth ,
class men who ure being called as wit
nesses before the board of Investigation
that they may answer freely and fully all
Wthm asked th. ,.,. This Is understood
, to marg the break-down of all effort of the
midshipmen to defy the authorities. The j or delay, be granted tho same amount of
board has summoned so many midshipmen : pension which the soldier was drawing at
of the fourth class that tho uptssr class the time of his death. I'nder the present
men are said to have decided that It will law tho chief difficulty that confronts a
be useless to muke any further attempt - soldier's widow when she up piles for a pen
to control the matter. i ion is evidence In detail required to eslah
Mldshlpmen Jerdone P. Klmbrough and lish her net Income, and where It is close to
Henry O. Cooper, Jr.. were both released legal limit of tSi frequently a npecfs.1
from the hospital today and will. It is examiner is sent and much delay and a
thought, shortly be called before the board noyance occurs. This bill would entirety
MORMON PARTY STARTS EAST
President! sinilth Will Dedicate Monu
ment to l ouuder of Cbureb In
SALT LAKE CITY. Dec. lV-Pieiid-.-it
Joseph F. Smith and Anthmi H. Lund of
the Mormon church, with several of th
aixjstles, preside!,. s ol stakes, bishops and
representatives of the numerous brunches
ot the Smith family, lelt Salt Lake Ci-y
to-l.iy for South Koyalt-ci, Vt.. to be pres
ent on lhrfembcr i at the do licatlon of a
monument erected there to the memory of
the prophet Joseph Smith on the spot
where he was bom. Tho party irin.beis
about twenty-five persons.
j.Motemrut. of Derail Vessel Dee. I .
I At N-w Voi It - Arrived: Alg-ii i, tioiu
Naphs; Finland, lrot.i Anlw.-ip.
! At Grille-Arrived: Roman!:, from Bos-
At Glusge-w At rived ;
At Palermo ba led : ( nrpulhia. for N w
York S.i.c.1; am. nka. from Now Voi k.
At CherWiig- Arrived: Kaiser Wui-.-ii.i
II. from New Yolk.
,l i ., -i i,-ro.i io .iiiio-'i. n'liu nU'tin. iroio
New York via Boulogne.
At cruel. Arrived: Fr-d'iis. 'i ,- r
Gro.-se. from New York
At .Naples ArrtV" d: Princess Item", iroiu !
At Mowlle Arrived. Virginian, fi oi;i
gt.c-Sailed; GiOjf Wal-ietsuv, tvi
MATHEWS IS ALL IS
Visit to Frerdnt Araili the Depaaed
INTERVIEW LASTS FULL HALF AN HOUR
Executive Zxplaini to Visitor that Dn
missal Stands at Final
SCHNEIDER'S EFFORTS COME TO NAUGHT
Former National Comroittefaiaa TJiabl to
Rovers ths Action.
SMALL HOPE IS DASHED BY VISIT
Slight Proaprot of Reinstatement Hole)
Ont tn Mathrmra Before Leaving
Omaha Vanishes at White
(From a Staff Correspondence.!
WASHINGTON. Deo. K-fFpoelal Tele
gra.ii.) T. I Mathews, late Vnlted States
marshal for Nebraska, will not be rein
stated. At a conference between the presi
dent and Mr. Mntliews this morning, which
was arranged by R. B. Schneider last week,
the subject of Mr. Mathews' dismissal wan
gone into at some length. The president
gave half an hour to the hearing, which
wan conducted behind closed doors. What
was sa id at that hearing Is largely specu
lative, but enough Is known that Mr.
Mathews presented affidavits and letter
showing Hint he was enrrj'lng out the prne.
Mec of tho marshal's office extending over
forty years. President Roosevelt, It In as
sorted, stated that, on examination of the
records of Mr. Mathews' office h found
everything tn the best possible condition,
and that the offic Itself had been con
ducted during Mr. Mathews' Incumbency
upon a very high grade of efficiency, bu'
that even this efficiency and this Integrity
would not permit him to Interfere with
what was clearly a failure on the part of
the marshal to do his sworn duty, and he
therefore would liaeo to regard tho 1ne
dent as closed. Probably he said many
other things, for the president usually does
not miner words In matters of thin eharac.
ter. In any event when Mr. Mathews loft
the White House be was a very much
changed man from the one who went into
tho presence of the chief executive hut a
short half-hour before.
When the Nebraska
upon Attorney General
Moody to protest
dismissal of Mr
against, the summary
Mathews and were referred by that official
to the president, tho delegation at that
time believed nothing could be accom
plished by an appeal to the chief executive,
who has a hnblt of standing by his cabinet
officer. When Mr. Schneider appeared on
the scone last week and hnd two confer
ences with the president, the latter on
Friday, In which the president stated he
would hoar Mr. Mathews mid directed thnt
he be sent for. the delegation thought pos
sibly Mathews wouM be ro-nppolntod, If
he could show ho was only following tun-" "
frjrrr-fn 'iwilprvwTtrtiVrrii tie2rt""-
custody of the' marshal. Aa a result nt ,
telegram sent to Mathews by 'Schneider.
the deposed marshal reactierl Washington .
yesterday. Today Mathews saw th presi
dent, but Mr. Roosevelt saw no reason to
modify thr attorney general's action. The
president, it Is understood, boro down on
the fact that the sentence against Richards
and Constork was inadequate, and he in-t-Ntcrt
that the marshal Instead of the at
torney for the defendants should have
taken them into custody.
Mr. Mathews left tonight for Nebranl n
a greatly disappointed man, nnd R. B.
Schneider left for New York.
Money for Slnux Minora.
Indian Commlsslont r -Iupp sinter! today
he would recommend that all minor chil
dren who have money coming to them
growing out of the sale of lands In the for
mer Rosebud Indian reservation. South lu
kota, receive the amounts rrullzed by such
sale, provided their parents or guardians
are capable of handling I he funds. I.-ist
summer the commissioner made a ersonnl
visit to the Rosebud country and collected
data rorardlng those Indians, nnd Is now
preparing a special recommendation to the
secretary of tho interior regarding the dis
tribution of these funds. Commissioner
Lrupp is eni'au-d In preparing a circular on
this question, which will be printed In !
English and Dakota languages, the latter
being the language of the Rosebud Sioux.
Should the recommendations eif the eorn-
Consideration for Widows.
A pension bill wus today Introduced by
Congressman Hinshaw providing that a
soldier's widow, upon duo proof of legnl
widowhood, shall without further evidence
' remove tnoso objections. Mr. Hinshaw will
make a strong effort with the committee
on pensions for u favorable report and
hopes the house will pass the hill.
Former Ni-bruikua Dead.
William Augustus tlwyer. ono of th p!o
neeia of Nebraska, uged S5, died at the
home of his daughter. Mrs. W. O. Berry
ii.ii n of lirookland, D. C this morning,
uflef i week's lllnrss. Mr. Gwyer wus
prcsld'-nt. of :l,e Nrbiaska SHiiale In 1871
was a mei ilii-r of th, constitutional cos
, vi atioii a:,rl lather of the Nebraska houit
sle.nl law. lh was u loemTa-r of tile teirrl-
t-.i'ial 1 Kisl itut -, a city councilman of
Omaha un! member of the Board of Kdu
i i'.:ion. At one time Mr. Gwyer was editor
of t!.e Omaha P., i ublieati. During his years
'in Nebraska Mr. Gwyer e onceriied himself
a- tic. ly in the upl-ulhllng of the state and
i wits e:i;;;i' il in a number of bas ness enter-
jpiiscs. The luiier.il services will be held at
i tue uoni- ei m tiuugnier. airs. v . o
i B-tt.- n uv. wife of n .ei II known citizen of
Mho district, , u W, d'n s.lay. I -a ter Intel.
, , , ,,, ,. ,.,.. ut prwepct Hl'.l
cin.ci i , 01.11. i.
Nebraska Members (.riling; Toartbrr.
I , .,
I no .tit.g of tho niei.ihrrs of the lowei
i hot.s.- .,i cohstc.- from Nebraska, has been
I.ih-.l for t.,",, now evening at Ihe liewey
ho' I i.
Th- ii - i i , k is c illid 0-r the pui
f cnY.tl'i; uu oiganixatioii and with
view It pisili'.e of slHiiihtig together on
i Imporiar.t questl-ins which are before con-
i gr ss, ht.tehOod. railroad legislation. Phll-
lpplne tariff and fr dotal u-ntrol of In-
i urince. While oril niviuCaia i Ult lowci
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