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OMAIIA, FRIDAY MORNINfl, DECEMBER 22, 103-TEN PAGES.
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TROOPS FILL STREETS
3aerl B'.rika it Et. Petersburg ii
IntugTiraed Promptly at looo,
WORKMEN'S LEADERS ARE ARRESTED
jYembere of Beoond Council FUeei in Jail
and Third Kesem Take Ckaiga.
SOLDIERS MAN TRAIN TO IERLIN
Goverameot Sucoeed in I'ofing it After
Elaborate f rtcauiiona,
FIGHTING IN STRttTS OF MOSCOW
lrafi of I.eaae I. sue aa
Appeal to the Public Asking
tar Bapport at the
ST. I'ilTKRSBLRG, Dec. L 2:10 p. lu.
Since noon today the streets have been
lliled with troops, t-ipecudly those In the
Industrial sections. The railroad stations
are In possession ot tha military.
Wholesale arrests of tha leaders of the
workmen wera made last night. It la re
ported that the police Include In their cap
tures tha mamlira of the second work
men's council, who wore placed In tha for
tress of at. Peter and St. Paul, with tha
member of the first council, who wore ar
rested Saturday night. A third council,
however, promptly took tha place of tha
Tha Ixague of Leagues lias issued, an
appeal to tha public, asking for liberal
support of the proletariat, "which ia bear
ing tha brunt of tha truggle for tha eman
cipation of the nation." Tha appeal say
there la bound to be much privation, star
vation and even death from cold and
not only auks for material aid, but pro
poses the Inauguration of free dining rooms
lor workman In all parts of tha city.
Moscow Is already cut off from St. Peters
burg and with the provinces generally, and
no communication can be maintained.
According to the latest Information, tha
Lithuanian Insurrection has extended into
the province of Vitebsk, across the bor
ders of Livonia. At Kokunhusen, the
chief of police and his assistants were
tried by a revolutionary tribunal and exe
cuted. It turns out that Tukum, tn Courland,
only surrendered ufter a severe fight, which
lasted for twelve hours. The insurrection
lets hud fortified the town by throwing up
intrenchmenta before which they dug pita.
They also had In position the machine
auns recently captured by them. Tha
tranches were taken by storm, both sides
The lateat Information from Kharkoff
aaya that 10,000 revolutionaries are under
arms and that troops are being collected
for the purpose of recapturing the city.
Soldiers Take Oat Train.
The strike started here at noon very
tamely. In the center of the city the shops
were not closed, the proprietors having
rrnt vnri 'inarulm that If they remained
open they would be given ample protec
tion and that any deputation of strikers
seeking by threats of force to compel the
closing of the shops would he Instantly
arrested. There was. however, an Im
pressive demonstration in the Industrial
Tha main interest la the strike of the
railroad men centered In the Warsaw sta
tion, where the government was to make
a test of Its ability by moving a train for
Berlin. The depot was packed with troops.
Promptly at noon there was a wild hurrah,
accompanied by the roar of escaping steam,
and a few minutes later the railroad men
walked out of the yards in a body. The
authorities, however, were prepared, and
after a delay ot ten minutes a locomotive
manned by soldiers of a railroad battalion
l).ckid into the station and was coupled
to tho waiting train, which wns crowded
- i- 1 1.1 . .J ... UA
who jwrujur! evening ivj urn i v iiveii uit
unhappy country. Lines of aoldlera with
fixed bayonets flanked the train and an
frlclal with four soldiers entered the car
riages nnd thoroughly searched them in
order to ascertain If suspicious persons
were on board.
As the official and hia escort left the
ttain a signal was given ami twenty sol
dier entered the baggage cars, while an
other detachment was scattered through
the carriage. The train then pulled out.
An- extra car loaded with wreokliig appa
ratus was attached to the triln to be used
in case of accidents between stations. The
usual mail cai wns missing. At other sta
tions .similar precaution will bo taken.
In the manufacturing dis'rirts beyond tha
Warsnw and Nniva Bates, in the Schlussel
hurg district, and In the sections on boili
sides of th Neva, the workmen generally
i.heveil the summons to strike and promptly
Ht noon -.lioiisunds of them emerged to the
1'ilke Cnrsarks. soldi' r of the guard
r1i:ii:t and other patrols were every-
l,e,. but so far . reported no collision.
marked the inauguration of the strike, j
The workmen seemed vry quiet but de
termined. The men of each factory selected
In ndvance certain number to act aa
pickets for the purpt se of preventing any
attempt to Introduce strike-hreaker Into
Fighting In Moscow Streets.
t in p. in. The tingle teiephone aire woik
Ir.g io Moscow thu afternoon brought
gravrt reports of.rfrious disorders and
' collisions bet wee. i the tnops aad the popu
The Narshaclney, formerly the 6yn
OntedifMva. and ether secretly published
psjeie, which are beli-.g distributed by
th'iu.iands to the workmen, are filled with
the m .st inflammatory appeals. Inciting the
peopn to an ainiei retwillon. Many of
the articles are especially directed to the
army, which Is Implored r.ot to shed the
blood of the nation. On writer, addressing
the oMlrs. r:d:
Join us. Rise with us. No poaer can
rt.ind a Unit the people and army united."
The strike call. In addition to making
the regular demands for constituent anser.i-
hly, universal suffrage, the abolition of
martial law. immunity of the person and
ll.e other features cf the proletariat pro-
gram. Insists on the release of the Im
pi Honed meuiLers of the workmen', council,
the discontinuance of all political suits,
acqaitscence In the petition, of the army
and aavy and of the railroad and potial
tvlegraph employee for an Increase of pjy,
the transfer of the land to the people, an
right-hour day and the abolition of all
restriction, regarding nationalities and re-
It is significant that the workmen in had 1,1 hu poeseeslon led to the discovery
the mills and factories have for more than of relative In Dea Mclnea, who were notl
a week been presenting demands that the fle1- Dr- p - Grow ' tht dt' went to
priests discontinue the usual prayers for BemtdJI and took hi. brother home, where
- - - I be came into poseslon of $1S,(0 left him
(Continued on Second Page.) y a relative a bis .hare ot an estate.
FRENCH CRUiSER FOR SHANGHAI
Ra Trouale la Kxperted ta Frrark
Interests, Although Vessel
PARIS, Dee. SI. A cruiser detached from
the French squadron at Saigon. French
Indo-Chlna, la now proceeding to Bhang hul.
Tha officials here say this Is a measure of
precaution, aa no French Interest have yet
been molested. The recent disturbance oc
curre the International concesslou.
whlcl parate from the French eonce
r . ,1 dispatch from Peking today
F .perlal edict Just Issued, follow-
tic representations on the part
g Ign ministers, promises to ternil--ouble
JAI. Dec. a. Order has been re
e. The viceroy today settled the
rt dispute and the court will re
rro A. American, British, German,
id Japanese sailors are guarding
n concession and mounted volun-
patrolling the roads outside the
An attack on the waterworka yester
day evening waa easily repulsed.
WASHINGTON, Dec. a. The State de
partment received a cablegram from Shang
hai reporting that the situation there Is
normal; that l.fjuO sailors, marines and vol
unteer are guarding the streets. The vice
roy has returned and the mixed court prob
ably will reopen on Saturday.
NEW ENGLAND SOCIETIES MEET
Senator Dolllver Makes aa Address at
Kew York on "Public Virtue as
a Question of Polities."
.-,w lititrw, urc. m. me .-lew ciigmiia power so that the carrier may be corn
society In Brooklyn gave Its annual dinner , pelled to treat the public with exact and
tonight in commemoration of the ann.ver- . v.n;l.aded
sary of the landing of the Pilgrim fore- ! rer to transport property at a rate so low
fathers. Senator J. P. Dolllver of Iowa wua that It will not produce a fair return on
among the speakers. letters of regret were tpe Investment will be declared Invalid by
, , , ,. ,. , , , j . the courts. Thus there Is no danger to the
received from Field Marshal Lord Roberts carriers In a bad, vicious and unfair law.
of Kngland and Lord Rosebery. I but the Injury will be to the shipper and
Senator Dolllver, discussing "Public Vlr- the, public by attempting to provide them
. .... .... . .. ' relief through a law that will be declared
tue as a Question of Politics, declared that iueini ttnii Zia
me unaesuaoie conuiuons orien compiaineo
ln polltlcH are due to the same moral
,, . , . . . ... ...
lils which beset all society. The only
penis which ueeei un wcwiy.
true remedy, he declared, Is when men live Roosevelt, In his last great message, sug
In the fear of God and with an honest nur- i the true course to take, and congress
pose to keep HI commandment. I
ST. LOt;iS, Dec. H. The twenty-first an
nual reunion of the New Kngland society of
St. Louis was held tonight at the Jefferson
hotel, the speakers of the evening being
Governor William Cobb of Maine, Governor
E. W. Hoch of Kansas and Rev. Dr. W. C. j
Bitting, paator of the Second Bnj'tlst
church. Tho banquet hall was profusely ;
decorated with silk fiiigs. flowers and coats- j
of-arms from the New Kngland state.
Selden P. Spencer, president of the sotiuty,
acted as toastmaster.
COME TO WALSH'S RESCUE ! SALKM. Ore.. Dec. SIA new phase in
the school land swindles presented itself
Clearing; Ifoaae Advances Money to i today in the application for reiurn of per
Contlnae Construction Work on ; tlal payments on counterfeit certificates,
Chicago Southern Railroad. i mado ,n d faltn to t,,e Sta'e 8chol nd
; board by the Kenwood Lumber company
CHICAGO, Dec. 21. Unhampered control
of all hi interest except those In the
three suspended bank and such as he
disposes of voluntarily will be assured to
John R. Walsh by the clearing house com
mittee according to today'a developments.
The clearing house committee during the
day gave a check for $100,000 to Contrac
tor Klnser, who Is doing the work on the
Chicago Southern railroad. This guaran
tees the pay of the laborers nnd Is re-
garded as evidence that the Clearing House
association nas aeierminea to see tne ran- . turKl, Xn(, illnd bonrd mi() j0ferred action j The real MeCarlhy'a parents nro proml
rood through to Its proposed connection , thg rnattPr unt t is determined whether j nent residents of- this place, and their fears
with the Chicago Belt lines and the estab-, fn(.y nnv( tha authority to refund pay-i were allayed by the fact that they have
llshment of an outlet for the Walsh coal j (.nts j jus, received a letter from their son ut
fields into the Chicago territory. : gT pAUL. Dec. 21.-The requisition of 1 lxs Angeles. Cai. McCarthy mid his wife
'Governor George B. Chamberlain of Ore-' are traveling on tho western coast.
STUDtNIb Hlbb D'JILth d NAMt
Columbia 1'nderaradnatea Snnvr Their
llsapprOTal of President's
Action on Foot Rail.
NRW YORK. Dec. 7 One thousand stu
dents hissed President Butler of Columbia
university at the Interclass cane sprees held
In the gymnasium today. The running trai:
about the main floor wns packed with spec
tators, ns was the Brace about the contest
ants. Some one proposed a cheer for J. H.
Vanamrlnre, denn of the college. If Is
known that the dean was about the only
menmer on tne university coum-ii wno op-
posed the abolishing of foot ball at Coiuni-
ind tho mention .of his name wns;,,... snrt , . . r,r,..Kf, -m.-n. ,!,,
MTe,.u j with loud cheeva. Some one then
sain, A cneer ror nutier. umn nissesani
grouns greeted the nientlon of the name and
no cheer was given.'
TWO FEASTS FOR PRESS MEN
P.aatcrn eypper Correspondents
neina Horn 11 F.ntertalned In
LOS ANGELES. Cai.. Dec. CI. The party
of eistern newspaper men who accom
panied the Los Angeles Limited train
,mM thp eontinent on its initial trin. snent
f0(lnv p,,htwing at pointr. of interest
about Loa Angeles and Pasadena A drive
over the Bililain ranch, lunch at Pasadena
Hnd a characteristic " humorous speech hv
Robert J. Burdette were features. Tonight
the members of the party were guest, at
a banquet by th Press club and tomorrow
morning I hey will leave for Cataltna island.
INCREASE TELEPHONE STOCK
Tlell Company Director Vote tn Issue
Fourteen Millions fur 1n
PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 21. Directors of
the Hell Telephone company of philndeN
1 ,,ha. at a meeting today, decided to recorp-
i mend to the stockholders that the capltn!
! stock of the company I Increased from
' $K.'VW o W.'rf.. The stockholder will
j vote n the proposition on February . If
,h recommendation I approved the new
'stork will be offered to stockholders from
J time to time In proportion to their holding
In such amounts sa the requirements of the
; ESTATE FOR PENNILESS MAN
William Rron, aa Object af Charity
la Minnesota. Inherits Prop
erty In Dea Moluea.
CAPS LAKE, Minn.. Dec. 21. Will. am
Grow, penniless and ill from exposure,
wandered into BemMjl and told a story
of hardship that secured aympalhy. He
I wa. given medical treatment. A letter he
LONG TALIS ON RATE LAW
Kansas Senator Addretsai Knit and Fork
Club an Propaeed Legislation.
PRESIDENT SUGGlSTS TRUE COURSE
Speaker Says Congress 'Will Do
Well ta alk la Pathway
Harked Uwt by Chief
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. Dec 21,-Chester I.
Long, United States senator from Kansas,
wa the principal speaker tonight at a dm
ner given by the Knife and Fork club of
thl city. Senator Long discussed the sub- i
Ject "Proposed Rate Legislation" and gave
his views respecting all the plan sub
mitted thua far for the solution of tha
8enator Long spoke in part as follows:
Kallroada are private property In the
aense that Individuals own their stocks
and bonds, but they are public property
in the sense that they have a duty to per
form In relation to the public. They can
be regulated and controlled by law.
Discriminations between Individual
should cease. Discriminations between lo
calities must be only those that are due to
natural advantages which one city has over
another and to competition that may exist
at one place and not at another,
The responsibility rests uiwn congress to
frame a bill that will meet tho situation
and prove effective when administered. It
Is a great responsibility. The power of
the railroad to tlx rates Is almost equal
to the power of ta ration. The unrestricted
exercise of this great power menaces the
rights and liberties of the public. Con
gress has the unquestioned power to regu
late and supervise the making of Interstate
elites nnri it .hnnM ftY.pfM mntft nt its
congress. In considering this question,
should determine It not alone in the Intel eat
of the carrier and the shipper, but In Its
rel(ltlons to tnP publlj well. President
relations to the nubile
will do well if it walks In the pathway
which he has there marked out.
The other speaker were Nig Poon Chew,
managing editor of a Chinese newspaper in
San Francisco, and Judge Henry F. Mason
of Topeka. associate justice of the supreme
court of Kansas.
NEW PHASE OF LAND FRAUD
Oregon Lumber Company Asks Hetnrn
of Money Paid In t.ood Faith to
Protect Bourns Titles.
I of Wausau, Wis., which holds fifteen bogus
certificates for an aggregate of 4,219 acres.
The Fonwood compuny loaned money on
the certificates to one "D. R. Murphy,"
which la believed to be an afias of one of J
irie persons cunvicieu several rmmwi uku
in the federal courts of defrauding tht
government of public land and who Is now
a fugitive from Justice.
Payments were made in Murphy's namo
on these certificates as fast aa they be
came rlii hv the Kenwood eorntinnv. and
tll0J. now ask t.t xh9f payments be re-
jgon for the return of F. W. Jewett. wanted
In Oregon on a charge of participation In
the state school land fraud, was granted.
He was arrested at Hlbblng, Minn., Wednes
BRYAN DECLINES INVITATION
Correspondent He Desires to
Free to Criticise Philippine
MANILA. Dec. r -William J. Erj-fn ha
i cabled from Hong Kong declining Acting
I Governor's Ide's InvltH'lon to be his guest
, durlng nis sta)- jn ManlU, for the reason
tha. ha comeg a, a newsoarjer renresentu-
tnat j)V nls acceptance of the acting gov-
ernor's hospitality he would feel placed
under certain obligations to the govern-
ment. which he might wish to write about
In the near future.
T'pon hia arrival here Mr. Rryan will be
mt by a committee representing the in
sular city government, the supreme court
and by the aides of Acting Governor ldo
and Major General Corbln. Mr. Bryan
Is expected tn arrive December 72, when
he will go to the hotel.
PLANS FOR WESTERN RAILROAD
F.astern Men May Take Santa Fe Cen
tral and Complete the
PITTSBURG. Dee. H Announcement Is
mad that eastern and New Mexican capi
talist, will Join the Pittsl.urg holders of
the unfinished Santa Te Central railroad
of New Mexico and complete it. A syndl-
cats ha decided to take up the incomplcto
railroad property, subscribe $oC0,nr and
complete the road which runs through a
rich coal territory to El Paso.
Francla J. Torrance, president of the
company, is In New York arranging final
details. The local holdere of the Santa Fo
Central ay they will not have to sell the
road, but, with the eastern and New Meg-
lean men Joining forces, will be able to de.
velop it and meet all the obligations that
are now held by the defunct National bajik
of Allegheny, Pa.
M'CURDY TRANSFERS PROPERTY
Former Insurance President Places
large Part of F.state la
Wife" a Name.
MORR1STOWN, N. J.. Deo. 21.-Deed
by which Richard A. McCurdy. former
president of the Mutual Life Insurance
company, and other members of hia family
have transferred valuable property in thl
city within the last few day were mad
public today. Mr. McCurdy and his wife
on December It and again on December 19
transferred parcel of real estate to thai
son, Robert H. McCurdy. The son on
December 19 transferred to' hi mother hi
Interest ln4 th new McCurdy home, which
ha been occupied by Richard A. McCurdy,
and which U said to have cost about
$400,000. By thl transfer th country house
and th surrounding estate wa put entirely
Ut aire. Richard A. McCuxdy'a uuna
FCLK AFTERLIQUOR CLUBS
Oovernor of Missouri Orders t. I.oula
Pol lee Commissioner to
ST. IjOPI". Deo. 21. President Bteart
of the Board of Police Commissioners to
day received a letter from Governor Folk
Instructing that the police raid so-called
"clubs" organized for the evasion of the
Sunday liquor law and the avoidance of
dramshop license payment. Governor Folk
Instructs that the clubs be raided not only
on Sunday, but nn week days. In every
case where It is apparent that the liquor
Is being sold to the general public In viola
tion of the charters Issued to these organ
isations as social clubs. In his letter Gov
ernor Folk states:. :
A club has no more right to sell liquor
ithout the linuor license than anv olner
without the liquor license than any olner
corporation would have. If liquor Is, in
tact, sold to the public, it Is utterly Im- B,irnce companies by his department are
material whether there Is a club charter ! made orly to ascertain the aolvency of the
or not- " I companlea and that no Inspection Is made
In accordance with the Instructions Chief ;,nt0 tne e:rmvag.anoe of the management of
of Police Klely announced this afternoon ; a C0Inpar,v or lnto the Balarie8 p.j to offl
that the ao-called Mubs would be raided , r. ioug aa tn company la able to pay
next Sunday, and these raids will continue , u, oh,gatlon8. No nveBll,ation Is made
dally thereafter, until the alleged viola- ,nto tne comm,M,on, pald to agenta. the
"l ",e oram-enop ,aw cease. i ner.
are 147 no-called Tid cl'tba" in St. Louis.
Chief Klely stated that legitimate clubs
will not be disturbed, but that arrest will j
be made wherever it I found that liquor
is being sold to the general public In viola-
tlon of law. It Is atated that many of the ;
SO-Called Clubs do not limit the SUle Of
liquor to bona flde member.
The proposed campaign against organiza
tions known aa "clqhs" wns legun early
tonight, when, acting under orders from
Chief of Police Klely, the pollen raided five
of the establishment, arresting the pro
prietor of one, the bartender of another and
the secretaries at the two others, besides
fifteen persons found In the various places.
The places raided were the Occidental,
West St. Louis Business Men' Mutual
Benevolent association, the Pickwick club,
the Modern Horse- Shoe club and the Arcade
club. The principals of the clubs were held
on charges of selling liquor without licenses
and the persons found in the places were
held as wit nesses. '
Late tonight two mere squads of police
men were ordered out to make further
CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY
Man Whose Muppoaed lludy Was
Fonnd ln Pickling Vat is Alive
In I.os Angeles.
SKLIN 8 GROVE. Pa.. Dec. 21. The atory
that the body of H. B. McCarthy of this
place wns found In a pickling vat In ono
of the medical colleges ln St. Louts ho
brought to light a case of mistaken identity
and clears up to a cert iln extert the mys
tery surrounding the disappearance of" a
bank book belonging to the man named.
According to the St. Louis story, the dead
man had on his person a bank book which
showed a deposit of $11,000 to his credit in
tho First National bank of Selln" Grove.
C. B. North, cushlur of the bank, said
today that McCarthy some months ago,
while trnveling.il the western states, wa
robbed of his traveling bag 'containing la
personal effects along tvith Jils bank book.
He notified tho bank arid a duplicate book
was aenf, Nothing- wa; lv-ard of the thief,
who Tinfflert :h efforts tit a1veirrna
the nffnlr was forgotten.
Thu finding of tho body In the medical
college and the telltale bank book Indicate
that the late possessor of the bank book
came to an unfortunate end, and that Mc
Carthy, the rightful owner of the cleponlt.
! is alive.
CRISIS IN THE GLASS TRADE
President of Hlovtera I'ntnn Says
Wattes Most Br Reduced to Meet
CLEVELAND. D"C. Il.-PreMdent A. L.
Faulkner of the Amalgamated Window
Glass Workers of America Issued a sneeinl
letter here todav to the members of the
organlratlon advocating that a reduction
in wages be accepted In order to prevent
disaster to all who are not Interested In
machine made product. One paragraph
of the letter says:
After January 3 there Is no power on
' w? r to ket al
use to keeD all the
members employed urlohs w. meet the
iitua'io:i hv a reduction In wacea f ,r a
: time at least.
I Tn, letter were sent to the members
j ' tne organization In anticipation of the
meeting of the Independent Window Gloss
' Workers, to be held in January, at which
time It Is believed the Independents will
be In a position to line up solidly against
the American Window Glass company. The j
company mnd a hia- cut In the price of j
wmnow glass recently.
in nis leirer rresmeni rauigner sain the 1 tn aFceruln whether there had been ativ
condition of the window gla business is lifting of securities or temporary ar
bad and that the prospect for the fu'ure ( rangenient made which would indicate thut
in won-e. xie raq inai me American
Window Glass company had entered upon
j an active campaign against the hand-blow
product tnat unles checked by speedy and
decisive united action on tn part of tho
manufacturers and workers will end dis
astrously to all who are not Interested In
machlno made product.
WINDSTORM IN PENNSYLVANIA
Tornado Srveepa Wyoming Valley and
Dora fireat Pa matte to Wires
I wH'KlRARRE, Ta., Dec. n.-A heavy
rain n1 "Indslorin. which practically
rearl,tl the dimensions of a hurricane,
wel't the Wyoming valley today. One man
wa '"e a-"1 property worth thousands
of dollars waa destroyed in this city and
TelearaDh and teleDhona wir
broken down in all directions and r,.r
era! hours communication was cut off
The Traction company', wire. Uo suffered
ana tne system was seriously crip; led.
At Laflln, north of this city.
treatllng lending to the Delaware 4 Hud'
.on Laflin colliery, wa. overturned by the
wind and a Hungarian laborer wa crushed
to death by the falling timber.. The
treatllng wa 40u feel long and i5 feet high.
At Plymouth. Pittston, Nantiro and other
town in the valley the storm also wrought
rnvN'iri.i.Kvii.i k r.. t- , -
worst wind and rainstorm in it. hitory
th. e.w. region l , .ht .
morning, causing thousand of dollar dam- j
age. Telephone and electric wire are I
down; tree are uprooted, fence and small
building are demolished; house are un- i
roofed and many windows are broken.
Traffic on the trolley line were tied up,
and on the Western Pennsylvania railway
car filled with passenger had to atop at
tonely piaeea until tne .lorn, abated.
DLNDR1CKS IS UNDER FIRE
Dew York Ininraica Eapcrinttndent Quss
tioned bj Attorney Hngbea
ALL EXAMINATIONS ARE PERFUNCTORY
Reports Repaired Taken at Fare aad
Are Mark Less Complete Than
Those Famished to Kor
NEW YORK, Dec. 21. Francis Hendricks,
superintendent of Insurance of New York,
w.is the chief witness before the legislative
committee of Insurance Investigation today
I and testified that the examlnationa of in
Byst,m of Ioanlng on tne premiums, the
advancing of loans to agents or loans to
dlrectorS- xhe employment of klnspeople of
ofncprs ln hlgh p0gltlon8 9 not Inquired
lnto. Thla na ,onB. Wn the CUBtom ot the
(i,n.rtln(,nt. r. Hendricks said, and he de-
cinred further that he personally knew little
nr .llthlnir ahnul Ih. tiarlnua uTnmlnntlonS
made, as they were entrusted to Isaac Van
derpoel. the chief examiner of the depart
ment. While Mr. Hendricks' memory failed him
a to any legislation which he had sug
gested us a remedy to any defects In the
luws governing insurance companies he
stated that no measure that he had ever
presented had ever been opposed In cither
house of the legislature. Neither had any
bills been passed against his recommenda
tion. Mr. Hendricks said that his department
spent last year about $137,ou0 and received
In fee and payments 2S7,726. which was
paid Into the state treasury. To make ex
aminations that would bring out such in
formation as has been gathered by the
legislative committee, the witness said,
would requim ten more examiners and an
additional appropriation of from $10,000 to
$0,000. He thought, however, he could get
the appropriation If ho asked for It.
Legal Kiprnif Accounts.
Mr. Hendricks knew nothing of the largo
legal expenses of the New York Life In
surance, company, the Equitable and the
Mutual Life, as they had never been called
to his attention. He hnd never heard of the
wash sales of securities, nor the year-end
loans of the Kqiiitahle to clerks of Kuhn,
Loeb & Co., nor had these ever lxen
brought to his attention.
Mr. Hughes asked:
"Do you require the companies to pre
sent a detailed statement of helr legal dis
bursements showing the nameH of lawyers
who had money and what they had It for
has the department ever required that?"
"No, I don't think so."
"Now. we tini Information of that sort
being furnished to Prussia and not to the
Now York state department. Here, for ex
ample, I have the statement of the legal
expenses of the New York Life for 18U8,
giving, la-.l'lptl.tb StouiU.;pa.lit. aggre
gating tlM.TaS, and .the names of the" re
cipient as furnished to the Prussian gov
ernment. Now, did the New York state
department ever have a statement like
"From the New York Life or uny other
"I think not."
"Well, xu have got a total In the en.e
of the New 1 ork Life, and the point Is
that If It had net been the tradition of the
department, or the ordinary practice, to
require nnything more than so much for
legal expenses, and as long as thny had
enough left to meet their liabilities wit:,
such a margin, that In the ordinary ex
pectations of life would r.ot be exceeded,
why you would not take up the question of
tbe details of their disbursements?"
"I don't know what report they made.
Of course, I am not accurate; it Is possible
they did not put them all In the legnl ex
panses they reported."
"Now- what u Jour PraPtir " regard to
"P" tnat eame ln? P'd 5'" loo thm
over yourself, the annual reports?'
"Not all of them, If there were anything
that seemed wrong the statistician referred
"Then they were referred to the statls
tleian in the first Instance?"
"What were his duties with reference to
the report?" ,
'lie examined all the reports."
"Did you look through the collateral
"I don't thik so."
"Who had charge of that mailer?"'
Takes Reports aa Marie.
"Did anyone in the department endeavor
the department report was not true?"
"No, w took the reports a. they were
made to me."
"I'nless. then, you hail an examination,
you would not detect whether the securi
ties reported at the end of the given yar
were changed ln the beginning of the next
"I think not without examination."
"When wa It first that you learned that
Kuhn, Loeb & Co.
for example, were tak-
In alleaed collateral loans at the end f
the year, either In their own name or in
the name of tlielr clerkr, without any real
loans being in existence or letended to be?"
"I have seen ruch a statemont In the pa
pers; I never learned It."
"Did you learn that in the course of your
examination this year?"
"I do not think so."
Mr. Hendricks said that Is making the
examination of tbe Equitable last spring
he did not have hi attention called to the
existence of a memorandum !n lieu of caali j
kept by the cashier, and he was asked:
' .. . ... . .
: . " n" w your
j "Mr. Vanderpoel made it.
I didn't give
"You are In the position of a superin-
tendent who relied upon your subordinates.'
but in looking over your reports or the
report furnished you from time to time,
was not your attention attracted to the
very large amount expended by the
I Equitable, by the Mutual and by the New
' ... tv. V .. P i .
! "I thought they were laige; I didn't know
"Have you asked during your Incumbency
for any Information from Insurance com-
panles additional to that which wa pre-
I don t think so, sir.
"You haven t examined the Provident
Saving life Aasurance society during the
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NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Generally Fair Krlrtajr and Saturday.
Temperature at Omnha lealerdart
Hour. Dea. Hour. Uea.
n a. m.,.,.. u.n 1 p. m 17
a. m 2 p. m x
T a. m -Jil a p. m '
a. n g 4 p. ni St
n a. tn X.t ft p. nt H'J
10 a. m Jtrt II p. in 11.1
11 a. nt 2l T p. m 3 4
Un 27 s) p. m St
p. m at
OLD SETTLERS TO GATHER
Omaha Club to Re the Srene of a
fir eat Reception on New
To Old Settlers of Omaha and Their De
scendants: The Omaha club has tendered
a New Year reception to the old settlers
of Omaha and their male and female de
scendants IS years of age and over at the
club house from 8 to S o'clock p. m. Janu
ary 1, IKK!.
We request and urge all men and women
w-ho came to Omaha before January 1,
1871, and their descendants 18 years of age
or over to promptly and before Tuesday.
December , send their names and ad
dresses to the secretary of the Omaha club
so that Invitations may be mailed to them
by the club.
DR. GEORGE L. MILLER.
, B. E. P. KENNEDY,
Ol'Y C. BARTON.
JOHN I. REDICK.
JAMES M. WOOL WORTH.
GEORGE W. DOANE,
HENRY W. YATES,
CHARLES F. M ANDERSON,
JAMES E. BOYD.
0DELL LOSES IN METROPOLIS
Conarresanian Parsona Elerted Chair
una of County Committee After
NEW YORK. Dec. 22. The republican
county committee of New York, which met
last night In Murray Hill Lyceum to take
up the matter of selecting u president of
the committee, remained ln session until nn
early hour this morning. Shortly after
midnight a recess was voted, the commit
tee being called to order again at 12:)
o'clock. State Senator Nathaniel A. Els
burg acted as temporary chairman.
The so-called anti-Odell forces, led by
Corgressman Herbert Parsons as candidate
for president of the committee, soon began
their efforts to have the president named at
this time. Tho opposing forces fought for a
postponement of the election of ofllcera
until January 4.
The committee reconvened at 1 o'clocl;
and after long discussion Congressman Her
bert run-ons was elected chairman of the
New York republican committee by accla
mation shortly before 3 o'clock.
WESTERNERS AT WELLESLEY
Nebraska nnd Iowa Are Well Repre
sented In the Freshman
J L I .EE L B Y . , rSF- ?..- 2l.-BpMal
Telegram.) Among the leading members of
the freshman eias at Wellealey college,
according to tho liW, register out today,
are the following Nebraska girls: Misses
Buelah I. Buckley, Etromshurg; Josephine
D. Butterheld, Norfolk; Mtry Schermer
horn and Margaret K. Whitney, Omaha,
and Marcla L. Webber, Schuyler.
The following girls comprise thp Iowa
contingent in the entering class: Misses
Alma L. Blklen, Burlington; Mabel 6.
Farnham, Charles City; Margurite C. Hal
lam, Ploux City: Eleanor Little, Dubuque;
Marlon E. Mark ley, Maaon City; Jean E
' ' ,m n ' """c-v- "ar piia.
FORMER OMAHA WOMAN KILLED
Mrs, Unm Ronialne Knocked Down
and Crnshed by a Rnnatvar
DENVER, Dec. fJl. (Special Telegram.)
Mrs. Taura Romnlne, 50 years old. form
erly cf Omaha, died at St. Luke's hospital
this morning from Injuries received by
being knocked down and run over by a
j laundry wagon last evening about 6 o'clock.
I ne nnrse oecame ingntcneo: by an auto
mobile running at high speed. The driver
lost control. Mrs. Roni&lne. unconscious of
the danger, was waiting for a car and had
praxilcally no chance to save herself. Thn
wagon wheels paused over her body. With
her daughter and granddaughter, she camo
to Denver about two months ngo, and has
been living In apartments at 1.11S KYans
JAIL FOR MILWAUKEE BOODLER
Ki-Alderman Rudolph Found Guilty
of Soliciting: Bribe from Former
MILWAI'KEE. Dec. ii. Fx -Alderman
Robert L. Rud'Hph waa this afternoon
sentenced to one year In the Milwaukee
house of correction, being found guilty of
soliciting a bribe of $100 from former Oitv
Attorney Charles H. Hamilton In In to
secure the passage of on expense bill
through the common council. A stay of
execution of the sentence was granted!
I l"" -"I'r-me court a aeeision on !
I 1'on involved in the case.
I Ru,loln" av fc ono n""-
FORMER GOVERNOR IN POVERTY
Man Who Led Successful Fight
Against Wisconsin Corporations
sow In Public Institution.
MADISON, Wis., Dec. '.'1. Today, m
lonfly old age, William 11. Taylor, governor
of Wisconsin from 1S74 to 187S, went to llvo
at Stlri C.M,l..'a It. . .. .. . .. . 1. . . .
7v ,. V,VT ii .1. "
a notable ftprht before the supremo court
; Taylor et.bllsh(.d tn, rl(.,,t of rho
state to regulate corporations. Since leav
ing the governorship he has lived quietly on
a farm ten miles from Mallron.
! Movements of Ocean Vr.sela Dec. Utl.
At New York Arrived: Hamburg, from
Genoa. S:i'led: la Hretngne. for Havre;
I,ttn- f,,r Havre; Cnitd States, for Copen-
At Antwerp-Arrived: Kroonland, from
New Yoi k.
At Glasgow Sailed: Athenla. for St
li.lin V 11
At Liverpool Arrived : Iberian, from
Boston; Haltle, from New York; Haver
ford, from Philadelphia. Sailed: Sagamore,
for Boston; Irishman, for 1'ortluud.
At Queenstown Sailed: Celtic, for New
At Manchester Arrived: Iberian, from
, BAt London-Arrived : Tampion, from
'Philadelphia: Phibtdelphlan. from Boston.
1 Sailed: Aliniieupoll. for New York
t V al'"-'Arrlv,,tl: retlc, from New
Tork, for Genoa
j At Havre Arrived:
La Bavoie, from New
X TO 3
Freseat Ambassader to irtiil U Receive
the Chu?e Be Deiirea.
BEST OF AUTHORITY FOR STATEMENT
Persistent Knock i tig Eat Delayed tut
PENFIELD FINDS CHARGES GROUNDLESS
Xomination to Go t the Senate Boon After
PRESIDENT SIGNS THE CANAL BILL
Secretary Shaw Announces There)
Will Be So Issue of the Canal
Bonds at the Present
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Dec. tl. tSpeclal Tele
gram.) David E. Thompson, ambassador
to Brazil, will lie made ambassador to
Mexico. This statement I. made on un
Mr. Thompson ha been "knocked" on all
sides and he has been compelled to undernto
Investigation at the hands of the solicitor
for the State department. Judge Fenflehl.
who went to Rio de Janerlo to Investigate
charges. It Is now learned that theao
charges were not sustained. Shortly after
congress convenes, It Is believed. Thomp
son's name will be eent to the senate. This
news will, In the light of ominous prog
nostications, be most acceptable to friend
of the American ambassador to Brazil. .
Nebraska Official Itealans.
Fnanuel Spelchs of Tecumseh, Nob.,
after twenty-five years' continued service
In the Poetoltice department at Washing
ton, from cltrk to chief of the auditing
division, has resigned, to tuke effect Jan
uary' L The old adage that few govern
ment clerks die and none resign does nut
apply In Mr. Spelchs' case. Rather, how
ever, than go in under the new regime
growing out of the changes In duties of
several assistant postmaster general, Mr.
Spelchs thought thl would be a good time
to quit the government service. Ha waa
Importuned by both the postmaster gen
eral and the fourth assistant, P. V. De
graw, to reconsider his determination to
quit the service, but having once made up
his mind that. "now or never" wa tho time.
Insisted upon his resignation being ac
cepted. Mr. Spelchs has made a most en
viable record ln the rural free delivery
branch of the service. He has also beon
successful In business here, and between
his growing business and the fact that he
would have to act under new auspices,
thought It the part of wisdom to leave the
government Bcrviee. Nebraska by his res
ignation - lose an Important place In the
Postmasters appointed: Nobrakr-Btirn-ham.
Lancaster county; Harry B. Bond,
lee F. ,0. Burn ham, resigned. Wyoming-1 '
CT.Uk4iuwSreJvrer. aouoty l .Renjamln-M.
Sutton, rice I: H. Bachman," resigned.
BUI for Benefit of Indian.
Senator Burkett today Introduced a bill
to enable Indiana allotted land, in severalty
within the boundaries of drainage district
No. 1, ln Richardson county, Nebraska, to
protect tlnir land from overflow and for
the segregation of such of said Indians
from their tribal relatione aa may be ex
pedient. The secretary of the Interior is,
under the provisions of fenator Burkett
hi'l. authorized to pay to the Indian of
the Sac and Fox tribes, who have beep al
loted lands In Richardson county, Nebrarko,
tlie proportionate share of such Indlnnsln
the $ir,",0iio "paper principal" remaining to
the credit of said trllie under the treaty
October 1-3, WTi.
President Slan Canal Dill.
President Roosevelt today signed the bMI
passed by congress appropriating $11 ,notl,(Wi
for the Panama canal. This is the first law
created by tho present session ot congress.
o Immediate Bond Issue.
Secretary Shaw today" stated that al
though the Panama canal bill which has
Just passed congress perfected the legisla
tion relating to the sale of Panama bonds.
j i.nil makes it possible to Issue them at any
time, the 1 re.iMiry iieparynent noes not con.
template nn Immediate issue.
Blda for Concessions Rejected.
All the bids for concessionary contracts or
grants for the construction of railroads In
1 the Philippine Lslanda, recently submitted
! to thp bureau of insular affairs, wire, tndny
rejected because of departures from th
terms of the circular culling for proposals.
Secretary Tuft, aft-r h number of confer
ences with Governor Wright ami Tlr.
Forbes of the Philippine' commission ani
Colonel Kd ward", chief of the insular
bureau, torts v decided to readvertise for
proposals, nnd January 3f at 10 a. m. hn
been fixed as the date for the opening of
new Hds for these concessions. The terms
will be modified In some particular.
Army dominations Held l.
Nominations of Urigadir r General George
B. Davis to be Judge advocate general and
Brigadier General William Crozier to be
chief of ordnance of the army, both to suc
ceed thetnt-clV'S, were considered In execu
tive session of the senate today, but action
Was postponed until after the holidays.
8".i:itor Warren, chairman of the commit
tee on miliUry affairs, presented a letter
front Secretary of War Taft explaining
what had been termed a lecal technicality
against these officers succeeding themselves
in the detail named in the nominations.
At a recent meeting of the committee on
military u!Talrs It was stated by several
members that the law seemed to prohibit
oftieers from accepting a second four-year
eMail of this character until they had
again served In the line for three yeara.
In each ease, Secretary Taft say., It Is
the clear Intention of ti e srmy t 'organlza
t.nn act of !!i that only officers below tha
rank of roloi.el shall be Ineligible to re
appointment for continuous staff service,
and that in the cafe of heads of the bu
reaus there In no prohibition whatever as
to reappointment. The nomination, of
members of the Istlunhin Canal commU-
: hinn v''rf aKjl" referred to the committee
j on inter-oe ante canul.
' SEVERE STORM ALONG COAST
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NORFOLK. Va.. Dec. fl.-Th Virginia
and North Carolina coasts were swept by
one of ti e most severe etorm. of the yetr
hist ni.-'ht and this morning. No disaster.!
have been r iorted either from Cape Henry,
Va.. or Chje Hattera. N C. but this b-
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