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B. EDWARD ZEISS
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line of high grade HA TS and
Same Old Room
Only New, Fresh Stock
Very Soon. 1504 Farnam St.
lfamlllar with the methods of congress I
n nut expect Ins to accomplish very much
"I am especially interested in just two
things. In the first place, I expect to do
everything in my limited power to assist In
winning the passage of a law that will give
the Interstate Commerce commission the
power, when complaint Is made, to Investi
gate conditions, determine what a reason
able rate may be and make the same effec
tive within a reasonable time, the same to
remain In full force and eject unless set
aside by the courts. This Is u question that
the people In my district are vitally inter
ested In. After looking the situation over
since coning here I am convinced that the
friends of real rate reform are In control o?
both houses of congress and that before
.. this session terminates some effective rate
legislation will be enacted.
"In the second place I hope to be able to
do something to aid the agricultural inter
ests of not only my own state, but the
whole west. The United States Department
of Agrir-ultur has been carrying on a
series of experiments that have resulted In
the accumulation of a great deal of very
valuable information which Is practically
unknown ouUlde of the experiment stations
of the United States. The last congress ap
propriated $,0!t4.0i0 for the Agricultural de
partment for the fiscal year ending JGne '.(0
next. This vast amount of money Is ex
pended for the purpose of aiding the agri
cultural Interests of the country, yet the
people for whom these experiments are car
ried on are practically Ignorant of what has
leon done. In my judgment, the one thing
, that is needed above everything else Is to
devise some plan whereby this may be made
known to the people. There is great need
of a continuation of these experiments In
all lines of agriculture and the results
should be placed In the hands of the farm
ers so that they may enjoy the full benefits
of the Cnlted States experiment station. No
' individual farmer has either the time or
money to carry on these experiments on his
own account. The Vnited otate. Depart
ment of Agriculture has a vast amount of
money, an army of employes and Is
equipped with laboratories and appliances
for doing this work in a scientific manner.
This worK Is carried on for the benefit of
the agricultural classes and they, above
everyhofly else, should be furnished with
the Information which the government has
In Its possession. I hope this congress will
be able to formulate someplun that will re
sult In placing this information in the hands
of the people.
"If I can perform a humble purt In the ac
oompilihmeni of these two ends I will be
satisfied with my first year's work in con
gress." Joba I,. Kennedy.
"The subject of postal savings banks Is
one of great and growing Importance to the
country, especially to the west," said John
L. Kennedy, the member from the Second
. congressional district. "After the holidays
I expect to Introduce a bill to establish
such a system. If It is possible fo,r me to
uccompllsh more by favoring a bill Intro
duced by some other member, I shall be
glad to co-operate In that way; but I shall
Introduce a bill In accordance with my own
views and work persistently for Its pas- .
"I was fortunate In getting the plaqc I
wanted on the committee on Irrigation of
arid lands. Looking to the future, and to
the development of the west, this Is one of
the most Important committees of the
house. Mondell of Wyoming Is chairman.
He Is capable and energetic, and in sym
pathy with the Irrigation movement. Large
expenditures have already been made by
the government, and plans have been laid
on broad lines. Nebraska has thousands of
acres subject to Irrigation, and whatever
develops the western part of the state
. builds up Omaha and South Omaha. I ex
pect to take an active Interest In the Irriga
"I shall Introduce in the house within a
few days the bill introduced In the senate
last week by Senator Millard to macadam
la the military boulevard from Fort Crook
to the city limits of South Omaha. The
plan is to Improve the road to a width of
' sixteen feet, provided the commissioners of
Douglas end Sarpy countlea grade It to the
satisfaction of the secretary of war. The
bill carries with It an appropriation of
"An effort will be made by Senator Mil- '
lard and myself to make the headquarters
of the Department of the Missouri more of
a distributing point for army supplies, and
to establish the Indian supply depot on a
more permanent basis. This would mean
much to the wholesale and packing Inter
ests of Omaha and South Omaha.
"I expect to co-operate with Senator Mil
lard In carrying out the plans for the Im
provement of Fort Omaha. Several new
buildings are now under way and It ought
to be made an Important military post and
a most attractive place to the people on the
aorth side of Omaha and In Florence.
"The best of feeling prevails among the
Proves Its Derfectior
in eomniriinn witk
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any other brand.
Try it ia your
At alt riri'.
senators and representatives from Nebraska
and the delegation will endeavor to co-operate
In anything in which the state or the
west is Interested."
F.dmond H. Hlnahnw.
"I expect to be exceedingly busy during
the coming session," said Mr. Hinshaw, rep
resentative of the Fourth district. "I am
now on three committees, which Is more
than the usual allottment, and the meet
ing of these committees and attention to
the details of work coming before them
all) take a great deal of my lime.
"In my two years of service on the pat
ents and Indian affairs committees I have
had opportunity to familiarize myself with
those subjects. The work on merchant ma
rine and fisheries will be new, but t have
already taken up the study ot the subjects
Involved. It Is a very Important commit
tee and It is my desire thoroughly to fa
miliarise myself with Its work.
"In other matters of legislation, I am In
favor of economy of expenditures In all pos
sible ways, although, of course, the Idea of
eeenomy should not be allowed to hamper
the government In the execution of really
"I am an earnest supporter of the presi
dent's plan of exercising governmental con
trol over carriers engaged In Interstate
commerce. I feel confident that a measure
embodying practically the president's Ideaa
will pass both houses of congress at this
session.. .Tbe advocates of such a measure
are prepared to make a very strong fight
"In addition to what might be called the
strictly congressional duties, I expect to
be extensively occupied with looking after
the Interests of my constituents befor the
departments. I put In a great deal of time
In the pension claims of soldiers, with suc
cess. Many other matters of greatly varied
nature constntly some up for attention, and
these will need looking after. My cor
respondence is quite heavy and I endeavor
to give it prompt attention.
"If the speaker allows a public building
bill to pass congress at this session, I feel
sure York will receive a much-needed public
building, which Its great growth and pros
perity deserves. In addition I hope td get
sites for public buildings at Wymor. and
Falrbttry, for which I have Introduced bills.
These matters necessarily come slow and a
great deal Is to be done before their ac
complishment, but If consistent work will
win I stand ready to do it."
George W, Morris.
"The proposition of the greatest import
ance Is the railroad rate question," said
Judge Norrls of the Fifth district. "The
one the president haa given Ihe most con
sideration In his message. I agree most
heartily with the president In his recom
mendations on this subject and shall do a!!
In my power to bring about the enactment
Into law of his Ideas. The central point In
the rate question, the One on which there Is
a disagreement between the president and
those opposing his views. Is the giving to
th Interstate Commerce commission the
power to fix a reasonable rate In place of
one that has been found, after a full hear-
ing. to be unreasonable, and have tht rate
go Into effect and remain in effect until
changed by due process of law.
"There Is another question In my section
of Nebraska in which the people have as
deep an Interest as In the rate question.
Since the Burlington road haa been In the
Control of the Hill syndicate there has been
a radical change In the management of the
road as to the handling of freight. The rule
known as the 'tonnage rule' prohibits the
moving of a freight train unless there i
sulllclent freight to make up the required
tonnage. The merchants along the Una a?
the Turlington are now required to wait an
Indefinite length of time befors receiving
merchandise ordered from the wholesale
houses in Omaha, Kanaaa City, Lincoln and
St. Joseph. The result haa been to com
pletely revolutionize the handling of local
freight trains, and no merchant along the
line of the system can give an order for
goods with any certainty whatever as to
the time the goods will reach him. A short
time ago a depot platform In one of the
western towns was filled with merchandise
of different kinds that had been shipped
over the Utirlington road from Kansas City
and an examination disclosed the fact that
these goods had been twenty-three days on
the road from Kansas City. This is only
an Illustration of the Hill methods of doing
business and of the way In which the mer
chants along the line of the Burlington are
treated. It Is not an exaggerated case, but
an illustration of the general rule that now
"Not only the merchants and shippers
suffer under this condition, hut thl -
I ployes of tha road ara now putting In from
; thirty to forty-five hours on local freight
trains In going over one division. Whl'e
this Is wearing out and kllllna the m
ployed by the road, it la at the same time
amain, travel over the road very dangerous
t ivu.ij inieriennz with i . . . .
traffic. No man who haa been without
sleep or rest for from fifteen to thirty-five
hours Is competent to have char.. ...
manage a train that might and does lnteT.
fer, with tha passenger train, where human
lire Is at stake.
"There Is no class of men overworked to
such an extent as are the train employes ou
the Burlington road, and both on their ac
count and on ac count of the ahiPPg puUl;c
which 1. dependent en th. road for produce
and supplies, there should be enacted a law
requiring better servlca to the publlo and
more humane treatment of employee
"I have Introduced a bill congr-as thtt
In my judgment will remedy these evils by
limiting the hours of employment of roll,
road men in charge ot trains, which w21
bring about a more expeditious handling of
local freight trains. The president In his
message recommended the enactment of
this kind of a law. and I have great hop,
for th. succtM of the plan. J lnUnJ ,
make a special effort tu secure the passive
of an act along these lines."
Frank W. Mondell.
Mr. Mondell. representative from Wyo
ming, said: "I expect to give a consider
able amount of time and attention to the
work of the committee on Irrigation of
arid lands, of whirl) I aim the chairman.
It Is my purpose to keep closely In touch
with the work of -the reclamation service
tinder the national Irrigation act. and keep
tip the Interest of the members of the com
mittee In irrigation work by having fre
quent hearings during the winter of officers
Of the reclamation service and the Agri
Cultural department having to do with Ir
rigation matters. The magnitude of th
fund now available for Irrigation work, and
the wide scope of government development,
as well as renewed activity In the develop
ment of Irrigation by private enterprises,
all serve to enhance the Importance of the
Work of our committee, and. our hearing
the legislation which Is likely to he pre
sented, will keep us busy during the ses
sion. "The committee on public lands, of w-hieh
I am a member. Is always a busy com
mittee, and this ssslon is likely to have
an unusual amount of business. I shall
sk for the extension of the general land
law. to the ten-mile tract adjacent to the
Thermopolls Hot Springs, and the relief
of certain settlers on the forest reserve.
In Big Horn county by allowing them to
file upon their lands. 1 still hold the
opinions I have heretofore expressed
against wholesale repeals and modifications
of the land laws.
"We hone, of course, that there will be a
public building bill this winter, and. In
that event, hope to be able to secure at
least a public buildlnr at Sheridan and. If
possible, one at Rawlins, In our state, t
shall work for additional appropriations
for our military posts and for a further
extension of reclamation work In the state.
"I am In hopes of being able to secure an
early report on my bill for the establish
ment and maintenance of mining schools
In the various states and territories, and
to secure the passage or the bill If con
ditions shall be such as to mske It pos
sible to secure consideration.
"I shall work to secure an appropriation
on the agricultural bill for the establlsh
ment and maintenance of model farms
along the eastern slope of the Rocky moun
tains, where the possibility of farming
without Irrigation, or dry farming as It Is
called. In connection with the Irrigation of
small tracts by pumping or storage, can be
"These questions and others which will
arise from time to time will, I expect, to
gether with the great national questions
which are to be discussed this winter, oc
iupy my time very thoroughly."
MONUMENT TO JOSEPH SMITH
Birthplace- of Founder of Morraonlsin
Is Marked by a Granite
SOITTH ROYALTON. Vt.. Dec. 23.-In
memory of Joseph Smith, founder of the
Mormon faith, a monument which has
been erected on the site of his birthplace,
was dedicated today. The monument Is
located In the town of Sharon, three miles
from this village, where In a little farm
house Joseph Smith was born 100 years
ago on December 24. 1805. President Joseph
H. Smith and a party of about fifty of
ficials of the Mormon church and repre
sentatives of the Smith family who arrived
here yesterday from Salt Lake City at
tended the exercises, which were held In
memorial cottage that stands near the
Hrlef addresses were Cellvered , by sev
eral of the Mormon officials and President
Smith offered the dedicatory prayer.
The monument was unveiled by Miss
Abble Wells, daughter of Julian F. Wells,
a prominent I'tah Mormon with whom the
project of erecting the memorial orig
inated. Several hymns were sung during the ex
ercises by soloists and a quartet.
There will be additional exercises In a hall
In South Royalton this evening and Sunday
The monument is of dark granite, highly
polished. Its total height is fifty feet two
Inches and It is said to be the largest pol
ished granite monument in the country.
FIGHT FOR HOWARD"" ESTATE
Witnesses for Defense Sax Mrs. I.eaf
1 irreen'a Husband Is Still
ST. LoriB, Dec. O.-Arch Glover, a
stock raiser of Richmond, Mo., testified
in the probate court today In the case of
Mrs. Mary A. Iafgreen against the estate
of Laclede J. Howard that he had known
Charle. Howard, mayor of Tumwater,
Waah., from childhood: that he had played
with him. slept ond hunted with him, and
that he was the man who married Mrs.
Leaf green at Pulmcr, 111., instead of La
clede J. Howard.
The attorneys for the defense say they
have six other witnesses who will testify
that the mayor of Tumwater is the man
Mrs. Iafgreen married. Five witnesses
have already declared that the picture
of Laclede J. Howard ia not that of the
man who married Mrs. Leafgrecn and they
have been equally positive that the mayor
of Tumwater was Ihe Charles Howard
they knew In Palmer, 111.
The first witness today was Miss Eliza
Estell, formerly housekeeper for Laclede
J. Howard. She said that at the time
Mr.. Leafgreen claimed to have met Mr.
Howard at Barr". store the family Was
In Florida. She was positive that Mr.
Howard went away In February and that
he did not return until the latter part of
FRATERNALS ACCEPT OFFER
national saaltnrlunt for Tuberruloala
Patient Will Be Located
.Near Laa Vegas.
CHICAGO, Dec. 23. -At a meeting of the
board of directors of the National Fra
ternal Sanitarium association hero today
It was voted to accept the offer of LOW
acre, of land and a building said to be
worth in the neighborhood of IGOj.'juo lo
cated at Las Vegas, N. M., recently made
the association by the Atchison, Topeka
& Santa Fe railroad. A committee from
the board of director, ha. Just returned
from inspecting the property and re
ported that It waa eminently fitted for
the purposes of the association. In add!
tlon to the Santa Fe gift, the ' ciUiens
of La. Vegas have offered to deed to th
association several thousand acres of land
as a bonus.
A committee was appointed at today's
meeting to complete the transfer of tiie
property and to get the fitting up of th.
building properly under way. It la ex
pected that the sanitarium will be ready
for occupancy early next , spring. Onlv
those suffering from tubercular troubles
will b admitted to th sanitarium. Most
of the large fraternal organisations in
the I'nlted States are associated in the
movement, ahlch was originated last year
at the St. Louis exposition.
t'bleaaro Boaera Win.
CHICAGO. Dec. 2S.-The Chicago amateur
boxing team won Hire houia out of five
against their Boston opponents at the Chi
cago Athletic association tonight.
23-K. wedding ring. Edhotui, j.wtlar.
DAILY REE: SUNDAY. DECEMBER 24, 1905.
f BAXTER HANGS ON TO PLACE
Diitri.t Attorn Writes of flit Intastioni
to Csnrrsisman Hinsiiw.
DECLINES TO 'SEND IN HI& RESIGNATION
Considers Ha Ha. Performed III. Duty
and Pats II Is U th President to
Fire or Retain lllm In
(From a Staff Correspondent.
WASHINGTON, Dec, SL tSpeclnl Tele,
gram.) District Attorney Baxter will not
resign. Thl. Information comes to Wash
ington In a letter ffom him to Representa
tive Hlnsh.w. Judge Baxter states in so
many word, that he considers that he. has
performed hi. full duty as Vnited States
district attorney In all cases and that to
resign would be an admission that hi.
prosecution of the Illegal- fencing cases
had been based on wrong premises. This
he refuses to admit and he practically put.
It Up to the president either to remove
him or continue him in office.
Senator Millard tonight said he had nj
advices from Judge Baxter and had not
seen the president today In reference to
Places for Grand Island Men.
Senator Millard today was Informed of
the appointment of Harry 8. Askwlth and
William Stacey of Orand Island, Neb., ai
mechanics to work on the Panama canal.
Their compensation will be 4 per day.
Will F. Qurley of Omaha la in Washing
ton to spend the Christmas holidays with
relatives residing here.
Land Withdrawn from Entry.
The secretary of the Interior has with
drawn frotn any form of disposition what
ever the following described lands. In con
nection with the North Platte Irrigation
project. In Nebraska: Alliance land die
trlct, township 23 north, range W west,
sections , 7, 13, 14. 23 and 24, and In town
ship 23 north, range 67 west, section. 1 and
Rural free delivery carrier, appointed:
Nebraska Reynolds, route 1. Roy L. Benja
min carrier, Hiram Benjamin substitute.
Iowa Knoxvllle, route 6, Jacob H. Tucker
carrier, Simon J. McQinnis substitute.
South Dakota Parkaton, route 2, Fred S.
Btadcl carrier, Henry Thompson substitute.
P. J. McLood ha. been appointed post
master at St. Mary's, Miner county. South
Dakota, vice O. E. Clark, resigned.
BATTLE 1N MOSCOW,
(Continued from First Page.)
lending the place with bombs and revolvers
from a window. They killed two officers
and eight soldiers and wounded many more i
before they surrendered with a loss of five
killed and thirteen wounded.
The outlying districts are reported to be
in complete possession of tha workmen,
who are disarming all officer, and police
men caught besieging residences.
The chief of police Says that to estimate
the total number of casualties would bo
mere guesswork, but he thinks they will ,
probaniy run Into the hundreds.
Bloodshed May Spread to Capital.
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 24.-12:20 a. in.
The news of th. terrible bloodshed at Hoi
ow ha. created a great sensation here and
render, the situation much graver. It fur
nishes the necessary stimulus to fire the
waning passion, of the proletariat, and
their leader, can be relied upon to use it
to the full. They claim that their own
report, show conclusively that the troopa
were deliberately ordered to fire on peaceful
demonstration. In order to provoke a gen
eral conflict and that the only recourse left
waa to fight back In self-defense.
They also claim to have confirmation of
the report, that the gendarmery and some
troops. Including artillery and Cossacks,
have refused to obey the commands of their
The Walters' union of St. Petersburg
struck yesterday and practically closed all
of the restaurant, and hotels by forcing
the waiters by threats of violence to join
the strike. A. th hotel, are crowded with
landownera and refugee, from the prov
inces, many of them last night had actual
difficulty in finding a place to procure food.
In addition to th usual political demands
the union asks that the appeiutlon chevo-
lek. which just distinguishes the human
from the brute, be discontinued and that
tip. to the extent of 10 per cent shall be
regularly Included in the bills of patrons,
as it Is degrading to receive gratultlea from
Bombs Thrown at Police.
MOSCOW, Dec. 23. Two bomb, were
thrown at the prefecture of police this
morning, partially destroying that building.
Two policemen were killed and a soldier
Serious fighting I. now proceeding be
tween an armed crowd and a force of
One hundred and twenty revolutionaries
were arrested today at the Fldler school.
Resistance waa offered there and five per
sons were killed and twenty wounded. Two
officers were killed. The authorities seized
eighteen rifles, fifteen revolvers and thir
teen bombs. A number of officer, and
policemen were disarmed In the streets and
several policemen were killed. Troop, have
now occupied all the barricades. In on
case they fired on the revolutionists from
th steeple of a church. Revolutionists are
armed with bombs and revolvers and are
now besieging the residence of the prefect.
The council of workmen today granted
permission for the bank, to continue work
and for the bakeries to bak black bread,
but It subsequently ordered a resumption
of the armed revolt for i o'clock this even
ing. Expert Strike to rail.
ST. PETERSBURG. Dec. 28.-4:26 p. m.
Confidence In tho failure of the strike was
reflected on the Bourse today, which for
the first time in some weeks was actually
buoyant, with all Issues rising sharply.
Imperial 4a Improved I'i points, closing at
7tH, and lotteries rose from 30 to 40u.
The Finnish, railroad employes have de.
cided against Joining the Russian strike.
Trains have continued to run on all the
lines out of St. Petersburg today.
Meetings of every description, even those
of the "Law and Order Party," are being
prevented. For the present the Imperial
bank at Riga has been forced to cease
gold payments owing to the Impossibility
of shipping gold coin there.
Marital l.aw la Polnnd.
The fears that the revolt In Lithuania will
extend to Poland have become so acute
that Governor General Skallon at Warsaw,
acting under authority of the Imperial
ukase of November 24. hit declared that a
Stat of siege exists in Ihe ten Polish prov
inces Uhlans of the Guard and the Emm ess'
own regiment have been dispatched to
Courland. A telegram received from Riga
announces Ihe arrival there of two bat
talions of riflemen and a battery of ma
It la understood (hat the strike leaders
in their desperation have decided to resort
to violent tactic, and to blow up the
bridges and the right-of-way of the rail
roads leading out of St. Petersburg. Th
first attempt at th us of bombs, with
which the rtvolutlonarlaa ax well supplied,
wn. made this morning on Sohlusselbcrg
avenue. A revolutionist was about to
throw a bomb at a passing patrol, which
was escorting nonunion workmen to the
emlnnlnkopf mills. When It exploded, blow
ing off the man's arm. He was then taaen
SeOTspaners Ma Be leaned.
Though the printers' union Is one of the
most advanced and most thoroughly organ
ised union. In Russia. It Is unable to en
force the newspaper strike. The Novoe
Vremya. Slovo and other conservative pa
per, expect to appear today.
The Pan-Russian congress of the League
of Leagues Is scheduled to lie held In
St. Petersburg tomorrow, but owing to
the strike few of the delegates are present
and the meeting probably will he postponed
like the semstvo congress ot Moscow, until
With the political strike as a revolu
tionary weapon apparently losing Its keen
ness, owing to too frequent use, fears are
entertained that the revolutionists may be
driven to return to the old methods and
inaugurate an era of terrorism. The gov
ernment Is aware that a number of high
agents of the revolutionary organization at
Geneva recently returned to Russia and
Increased precautions are being taken to
safeguard all In authority at St. Peters
burg and Tsarskoe Sclo.
Hnnarer at Mntcnn.
1:20 p. m. Telephone messages from Mos
cow say that 150,000 men are on strike
there; that the city is already feeling the
pinch of hunger; that many bakeries have
been sacked and that all business is sus
pended. Even the banks are closed, the
Imperial bank, after standing a run till 2
o'clock yesterday afternoon, shutting Its
door, on account of lack of light.
Only the St. Petersburg and Kieff and
Voronezh lines are open. There have been
some atttarks upon strikers, especially on
student leaders, by the people, and two
girls were stripped naked and turned loose
In the cold Is) the, vicinity of the Jewish
market. Considerable street fighting has
occurred at Moscow as the result of at
tempts of troops and police to break pro
cessions. The revolutionists resisted nt several
places and erected barricades, which the
dragoons and Infantry carried by storm.
At some places only blank shots were
fired, but at the Tverskala street barricade,
which was not carried until midnight,
there was a scene of slaughter. Several
volleys were fired by the troops and eleven
men were killed and eighty were wounded
altogether. The casualties at Moscow yes
terday are estimated at ISO. In addition
wholesale arrests were made.
Railroad Men Attacked.
From the small towns along the railroad
come report, of attacks on railroad men.
At Elrila seven families wr hnih.,i
and two delegates were lynched near
Kursk. The organ of the Moscow workmen
ha. appealed to the men to avoid ussumlng
an aggressive attitude, saying that even If
the troops fire "await the signal for armed
Here In St. Petersburg thero Is littie
change In the situation. Rev
between workmen and the troops have oc
curred In which several of the former were
killed or wounded and many agitators were
arrested at their lodgings during the night.
With the exception of the official organs
only the Novoe Vremya and Slovo appear.
The former continue. Its provocative atti
tude towards the Jews, sarcastically re
ferring to the "second day of the revolution
so solemnly and stupidly proclaimed by
the Russian Jew agitators.
M. Nemrechaieff, Ihe minister of commun
ications, has received a telegram from the
employes 1 1 his old road, the Southwestern,
saying they will keep the system open.
Cossacks Disperse Mertlnara.
Midnight Late tonight, after an order
had been issued to the prefects forbidding
meetings of any description, public cr pri
vate, Cossacks and troop, cleared the
Nevsky and Moxkala prospects and other
thoroughfares. In many places the Cos
sack, used their knout, freely, even on
It Is believed that a stage of .lege will
be declared In St. Petersburg tomorrow.
Ineffective strike at Vladimir.
VLADIMIR. Russia, Dec. 23. Owing to
the hostile attitude of the people here, who
attacked the houses of the railroad men,
the strike leaders would have been torn
to pieces had the troops not Interposed.
The railroad strike here Is Ineffective.
Most of the employes are working. Re
ports received here from teveral villages
in the provinces tell of the murder of
agitators by peasants, who were angered
at their attacks on the emperor. Among
the victim, was a young woman. Two
policemen who tried vainly to save an
agitator In the village of Nodol were them
selves torn to pieces.
Antonomlsts Are Powerful.
RIGA, Livonia. Friday, Dec. 2J. Quite
half the Baltic provinces are apparently
in control of the autonomists, whose com
mittees, which include In each locality
some of the most Influential persons, are
establishing provisional administrations
and preparing for tho election of assem
llcs to arrange and legitimize the parti
tioning of the government lands. The Rus
sian garrisons occupy the larger towns and
detachments of troops are operating ener
getically aguinst the smaller centers of
the insurrection. The aims of the insur
gents are to establish an autonomous
state under Russian sovereignty.
KIEFF, Russia. Dec. 23. All the em
ploye, of th Southeastern railway are ex
pected to strike today.
K08TROMA. Russia, Dec. 23. The em
ployes of all the factories here have
VILNA. Russia, Dec. 23.-The railroad
men of th VIIna-Baranovitchl and the
Baranovltchl-Byelostok lines are working,
but the Luninez-Romny and Lunlnez-Plnsk
lines have struck.
Trouble at HoatofT-oa-Dou.
ROSTOFF-ON-DON. Russia. Dec. S.
Work has stopped on all the railroads and
street railways here and the printers and
the employes of several of the factories
have joined in the strike.
BARATOFF, Russia, Dec. J3.-Operations
In the work shops of the Riazan-Ural rail
way are at a standstill.
BYELOSTOK, RusHia, via Warsaw, Dec.
23. A strike was started this afternoon
on the VIIna-Baranovitchl and Rovno, Za
brinma and Briansk railroads.
Rosalan Hepublttt Proclaimed.
KURSK, Russia, Dec. a. The striking
railroad men of this city have proclaimed j
a provisional government and have issued
an appeal for support in setting up a Rus
OREL. Russia. Dec. 23-At the village of
Fetkol the peasants have killed two revolu
tionary emmlssaries. One of them was
beaten to death and the other was burned.
PIOTRKOW, Ruxsian Poland, Dee. 2X
Owing to the spread of the disorders, mar
tlail law has been declared In the province
CONVOCATION UK FINNISH UIKT
Melioration of Liberties Marked b,
IMrtareaane ( rremoalra.
II ELfiING FOR8. Finland H'lidatedi.-By
Courier to St. Petersburg. Dec. 5:15 p.
m. The convocation of (he Finnish diet,
marking simultaneously the restoration of
Finnish liberties and the las( appearance on
the European stage of the parliament ron
sisdng of the foiu- ancient estates, the no
bles, th clergy, the burghers and the peas
ants, was an exceedingly picturesque affair.
Th old world ceremotutU wa. followed.
Herald, uiad. their apiaranc in u
street, summoning the estates to the msg
nlllcent cathedral, where amid gorgeous
trappings, prayers were said and Te Drum
was chanied in the Swedish and Finnish
tongues. Then the estate, beaded by Gov
ernor Oenersl Gerhard and his suite in bril
liant uniforms, marched In an Imposing
procession between cheering crowds to the
palace overlooking the sen. There, standing
In front of Ihe glided throne surmounl.il
with the golden lion of Finland and th.'
double-hended eagle of Russia, the governor
general. In the name of his linperal master,
gave back the ancient liberties to the hardy
race of the north whose brave struvalf
aguinst the Russiflcatlon of their country
haa attracted the sympathy of the world.
The audience at Ihe palace contained many
persons who had suffered In exile rather
than submit to this. Baron von Born, :i
marshal of the nobility, who replied to the
emperor's speech In liehnlf of his estat.-.
and M. Pekka. who spoke on behalf of the
peasantry, had returned to Finland slno
the manifesto was Issued. Bishop Prnlery
acted as spokesman for the clergy and M.
von Pfulor. a banker, for the burghers.
The replies op the presidents of the es
tates were cordial In vein, but each took
care to say that the Imperial manifesto was
"accepted as the restoration of the original
constitution and rights of Finland guaran
teed by Alexander II. At the same time
they added their assurance that the em
peror might have full confidence In the loy
alty of the Finns under a regime of legisla
tive, executive and Judicial freedom. Huron
von Born also took occasion to say Ihat the
"universal satisfaction with which the
world welcomed the Inauguration of a new
era for Russia was heartily echoed by Fin
land," and at the conclusion of the cere
monies he called for three cheers for tho
emperor, which were given enthusiastically.
Throughout Ihe ceremony the best of feel
ing was manifested and this evening there
Is general merrymaking In the city, tho
socialists refraining from making counter-demonstrations.
GOLD MONEY FOR MEXICO
President Dlaa Orders Inannnce ot
( ertincalen to Counteract Heavy
shipments of Kilter.
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 23.-Tho president
of the republic has Issued a decree provid
ing against the peril of contraction of the
currency due to the higher market price
of silver and the consequent exportation
of silver pesos, which may go aliove a
The preamble to the decree Ktates that
Ihe portion of silver pesos shipped ubroad
have been replaced by gold money Im
ported from New York and London, but
as gold cannot be Immediately placed In
circulation, the president authorizing the
currency commissioner to issue gold cer
tificates in exchange for gold bars or
gold foreign money. These gold certifi
cates will be backed by gold coin or burs.
Attempt to Steal tope.
PERUGIA. Italy, Dec. 23. Some excite
ment has been caused here over the al
leged discovery that an attempt was re
cently made to steal the cope of Pope
Marccllua 11 from Gubbio, near here. The
cope Is fivo centuries old and extra care
for Its safety bus been taken since the
cope was stolen from the cathedral of
Ascoli some time ago.
Thompson Popular In Mexico.
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 23t Tho appoint
ment Of D. R Thompson as American am
bassador Is received with approval here,
where he is known In government clrcleB.
Hon en-Boy nton.
The marriage of Miss Merle V. Boynton
of Lincoln and George II. Bowen of Chi
cago took place at tHe residence of Rev.
E. Combie Smith, ayig Burt street, Satur
day afternoon, Rev. Mr. Smith officiating.
Mr. and Mrs. Bowen will make their home
MIhs Birdie Hughey and William L.
Bungster, both of Omaha, were married at
2622 North Twentieth street Saturday even
ing. Rev. E. Combie Smith performed the
Treasury Office on Uoadaloape.
BASSE TERRE. Island of Ouadaloupe.
Dec. 23. Tho colonial secretary's office and
the treasury were destroyed by fire last
night. It Is believed the fire was of In
cendiary origin. All the archives belonging
to the two departments and $160.0u0 in bank
notes were burned, but the bullion In the
treasury is intact.
Yale Wins Basket flail flame.
ATLANTA. Ga.. Dec. 23.-In a basket
ball game which bore a striking resem
blance lo fuo( ball In point of roughness,
Yale defeated the Atlanta Athletic club
here tonight, 34 to 11.
We have nothing to conceal; no secrets
to hide! We publish the formulas
of all our medicines. You will
find these in Ayer's Almanac for
1906; or write us and we will send
them to you. Then show the formulas
to your doctor, and ask him what
he thinks of them. If he says they
are good medicines, then use them.
If he has anything better, then use
his. Get well as soon as you can,
that's the point! L-ti'kV.;:
A few article,
FREIGHT RATES ON RUBBER
aTsnschasetts Coscero Alleges tLst Tariff
Wssj sf Chicseo is Too High.
C0MPUINT DUE TO CLASSIFICATION
BUI a;a Freight Charges
In the Territory Are la
!:tcc of K press
WASHINGTON. Dec. Z.-A complaint
directed against railways operating west
from Chicago nod charging unreasonable
and disci imlnatorv rates on rubber llres
for bicycles ami vehicles was filed with th
Interstate Commerce commission today by
the Flske RiiIiImt company of Chleopce,
SPRINGFIELD. M iss., Dec. L'S.-The com
plaint Is directed against the Atchison, To
peka A Santa Fe K.nlwsy company, the
1 Chicago Northwestern Railway company.
Ihe Chicago, Burlington Qulncy Railway
company, the Chicago. Milwaukee & St.
Paul Railway company, (he Chicago. Rock
Island ft pacific Railway company, the
Colorado Midland Railroad company, the
Denver ft Rio Grande Railroad comp.iu),
the' Great Northern Railway company, th
Missouri Pacific Railway company, the Ore
gon Railroad and Navigation company, the
Oregon Short Une, the Southern IHelflc
Hallway company and the Wisconsin Cen
tral Railway company.
The complaint is one of seven distinct
charges and Is based on the grounds that
the charges on rubber tires In the terri
tory through which the defendant com
panies operate is excessive. The excessive
(barges are chiefly due to classification. In
the southern territory rubber tires are car
ried as (lrst-rlass material, while In th
terltnry In which the defendant companies
operate a rato of two and one-half, the rat
on first-class material. Is charged accord
ing as to whether tho tires are Inflated or
deflated. This rate makes the charge on
less than carload lots In the territory oper
ated by the defendant railroad companies
in excess of the express charge to the same
The action taken by the Fisk company
Is not in any way connected with the pres
ent rate agitation, and its only significance
Is In the classification of rubber tire. In
general. While Ihe Fisk Rubber company
Is the complainant In the case, practically
all the rubber manufacturer, are Inter
ested and In sympathy with the movement
and are parties to the complaint.
The complaint filed by the Fisk company
Is made with the view of bringing the
matter before a public tribunal, there to
discuss the matter of whedier or not the
present charges are excessive. ,
FAST TIMF TO CUBAN PORTS
New Train of Illinois Central Will
Shorten Trip to Havana
CHICAGO, Dec. 23. The time consumed
In traveling from Chicago to the Island of
Cuba will be lessened many hours next
Tuesday when the Illinois Central will In
augurate Its new Cuban train to lie known
as the "Cuban Special." '
It will be the first twenty-four-hour
train between the Great Lakes territory
and the Gulf of Mexico. The reduction
made by the new train over the presnnt
fastest time will be nearly two hours.
Besides newspaper representatives and
four carloads of Chicago school teachers.
Mayor Edward F. Dunne and his family
will be passengers on the new train Tues
day. On arrival at New Orleans the pas
sengers will be transferred to the steamship
Prince Arthur, which will carry thom to
Havana, arriving there Friday.
VANDIVER'S REQUEST DENIED
ev York Life Will Not lv 1,1st
of Policyholders In
NEW YORK, Dec, 23. It was unnouncod
today that the request of Superintendent
of Insurance W. D. Vandiver of Missouri
that the New York Life Insurance com
pany furnish him a list of the company's
policyholders residing in Missouri ha. been
denied. The request was sent to President
John A. MeCall of the New York Life, who
mado the denial.
Superintendent Vandiver asked for this
list at the request of a convention of
policyholder, which was held in St. Louis,
saying that the names were for their use
and also for the use of hi. own department.
The postofflco address of each policyholder
was also asked for.
Mr. Vandiver said that names were to
be used In carrying out the theory of a
purely mutual organization.
API FY JEWELER
U IT in 11 ' tf3LL3 ATCMM3f
hebiiato next week
left over will be gold If price
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