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OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNINU, DECEMBER 27. l.HCi-TEX PAGES.
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MORALES RUNS AWAY
President of DomiDisan Republic Reported
REVOLUTION SAID TO BE SPREADING
Rnmor titm larks' Island Saji Ixscitivs
it Under Arrest.
OPPOSITION DUE TO FISCAL CONVENTIOI
Treat for American Csntrol f Custon
REPORT TO THE SECRETARY OF W
I'onaul Mwardi Says Morale Mi
Attempt to Join Jlmlnes and
Latahllah New Capital
and New Cabinet.
dAN DOMINGO. Santo Don
ungo. ijiiu, .
Pee. 25. Following the aunouuc
1 1. at the president of the republic, General
Carlos F. Morales, had left the capilol for
an unknown destination, troops were Bent
in pursuit of the chief magistrate. What
look place after that cannot he dclinitely
determined, but It is known that a light
occurred uhout ten miles from here and il
is supposed that General Flmenui. the
rebel commander, was attacked by govern
The whereabouts of the fugitive president ;
Is unknown to officials at ihe capitul. It is
supposed that he endeavored to reach the
coast and board u sloop with the object of
ranching Puerto i'lata, on the north coast
of Santo Domlngu, and there Join Governor
Peres, who has been dismissed by the gov
ernment from the post of Oovernur of
Puerto Plata, but who refuses to surrender
On the other hand, thei are those who
believe that the president is endeavoring
to cross San Domingo by land and reach
Monte Crlste, on the north coast and west
of Puerto Plata, from which iort It Is not
Juan K. Banches, former foreign minister
of 8nn Domingo, has also left the city.
Senor Sanchez, with the American special
commissioners. Commander Albert C. Dil
lingham and former Minister Thomas C.
Dswson and Frederloo Velasquez, minister
of finance, on January 20 last signed the
... ntvtnnt ... , u a. . .1 t 111. I ' 11 1 1 H UljlM Anil
San Domingo providing for the fiscal pro- J
tct.torate or the United Stales over San
Tl'RKB ISLAND. Bahamas, Dec. 26 Mall
jdvlcee received here from Monte Chrlste,
Hun to Domingo, yesterday say that Guayu
lilu. Dnjabnn and Sabeiieta have taken up
arms against the government and the Dominican-American
fiscal convention. Generals
Itcmetrio Rodriguez, Joaquin Barbo, Nav
arro Martinez and Pedro Alvarez have gone
with 601) men to attack Santiago and General
Pertco lAsala has marched on Lavega with
a force of about 100 men.
(nnral Deschajnps, former rlca president
of Slrnto- Domingo,'' leaves "hore ahbrTlir
hoard a sailing vessel to operate against
It Is rumored here that President Morales
ts a prisoner In Irons at the cupltol, San
State Ir part turn t Watching.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 36. Advices re
ceived by cable at the Stato and Navy de
partments from Santo Domingo Indicate
that H serious condition of affairs eziata
there. The captain of the port of Pureto
I'lata has been shot and killed during an
Insurrectionary movement and the governor
of that province has defied the general gov
ernment and barricaded the town. The Do
minion government has Issued a decree re
moving the government. The State depart-
ment has determined that thla Is an Internal
difficulty and will not Intervene at thla
The secretary of war today received the
following cablegram from Acting Comp
troller and Receiver of the Dominican cus-
toma Edwards, date at San Domingo.
Carloe F. Morales dissatisfied with cabinet
support: left capital last night with few
followers. His Intent ion Is sold to be to
Join the followers of Jindnez in "I'Poel-
lion to mose or Jiorucio. v uniiii-.. ..-. . . .
the two forces are Imminent, pronaniy
vicinity of San Juan or vicinity of Puerto
tempt to establish new ' tapttat and .reate "iustment of his accounts. Any sum
a new cabinet. Political excitement, but which it may be derided he owes the com
without disturbances here. Receivership is , t j, paid to (n( Npw y0IK jjlfe
not affected yet. Oeorge R. Colton should : ' ,nA
be at Monte Chrlste Tuesday. I " of the $lK,Oio fund,
fieorge R, Colton. referred to In the above, I Hamilton does not give the name or re-
Is the receiver of Dominican customs.
o Artlon at Present
For the present thero will not be any
interference by the I'nlted States in
the difficulty which has arisen In San Do
mingo. The trouble Is regarded by the
Stale Department officials as entirely mi
internal one. and so long as outside in- ;
uresis are not menaced this attitude of
nonintervention will be maintained. If,
however, conditions should change ma- !
terially and lawless acts should be com
mitted against Ajnerlcans and American
Interests and involving the collection of the
Dominion customs by this government or
other acta of violence which occur, which
In the opinion of the officials here would
make It possible for this government to
Interfere, thla step will be taken and
measures taken to quell the disturbance.
This decision was reached by the State
Department officials during the day and pf commissioners for foreign missions to
waa confirmed at a conference at the day received a cablegram from Constanti-
bite House late ttds afternoon at which pnple announcing a severe earthquake In
the president. Secretaries Root, Taft and
nuilBlianc uw. .... ....v u.
The cabinet officers remained at the
White House until nearly 6 p. m. The
gathering, however, was not called spe-
rltlcally for the purpose of discussing San
Domingo, but to talk over a number of
questions which the president was anxious
lo dispose of preliminary to his departure
i,Mn,.rm fur on oiitltiir of several davs
HORSES DIE IN THE STREETS
Serious F.pldemlc of Spinal Meningitis
Among; Animal at Wtlliaaie.
burg. New lark.
NKW YORK. lec. 26. Afflicted with
spinal meningitis, mure than a scene of
horses dropped in the streets of Williams
burg today, and at least half of them suc
cumbed to th disease before a veterinary
rould reach them.
Every veterinary surgeon in Williams
burg waa called into service, and they
were busy from before daylight until lata
tonight trying to check the spread of the
disease. I'p to 6 o'clock one veterinary
had beeu culled to attend eighteen cases,
ulna uf which were lalal. All the animal
hospitals are crowded wiih horses which
have only a aUgkt obanca oX recovery from
MERRITT SAYS HE IS IN FIGHT
Candidate for Speaker of State A
trmhly Will Open lleadquar
Irra at Albany.
NEW YORK, Pee. 26. Assemblyman K.
A. Merritt. Jr.. candidate for speakership
of th' state assembly, said today that he
expects to no to Albany tomorrow and
will open hid headquarters there.
"t shall be In this light until the finish."
said Mr. Merritt. "I do not know of any
compromise. They cannot compromise
Speaking of the endorsement by Prosl- !
i lit Roosevelt and Governor Higglns of
e candidacy of J. W. Wudsworth, Jr., for
e speakership, Mr. Merritt said:
I in receiving letters from up the etute,
line of which any that Charles the First s
?ad was cut off for less. Tne sentlmnt
p there ugalnM Interference by the gov-
rnor and president Is pronounced und
rowing. They have lost sight of Odell
rul tiiKKins in this mutter and are giving
heir attention to the right of the as- j
enil.ly to ele.t its siwaker.
Thl- Interference Is a part of ITesldent
Roosevelt s plan to aeciirc control of the
orty organisation In other stalt s as well
in New York. They want to get con- ;
croi 01 ccw tors nr-i. uui me iji esioe.11
Is trying It also In Connecticut and Ohio. :
They are trvlng to get the two ser.utors
out in Connecticut, but 1 think they will
hav a fl lt ,.rre th,.y snt through with j
Krank Hr.indegee. t don't know whether
the prest.l. tit's action comes from his , mo new ambassador went 10 uerraanj us
natural desire to run fMt gs or to advance tt student and received training in the largo
Ids rate legislation, which I am Inclined ! uiilvtrsltlea. Twice he was returned there
to favor. ! . ,
ALBANY. N. Y., lec 26.-Governor Hig- j as minister. It is expected that as tuun
gins was usked alKiut the assertion of Mr. a the formal approval of his selection is
Merritt that President Roosevelt was striv- received from this government and ac
ing to secure control of the republican or- cepted by the viscountess, who is of Ger
gunizatlon in several states, especially In j "lun birth, the viscount having met and
New York, Connecticut and Ohio, lie said: married her while serving his country in
"I do not believe President Roosevelt needs : Ocrmany, will come to this country. Count
any defense at my hands, hut t am freo '
to say that I have seen 1.0 Indication of any
disposition on his iiart to control things in j
CIjEVKLAND. Dec. IS Governor Hrrlck
referring to the statement by Assembly
man Merritt to the effect that President
Itoosevelt is trying to secure control of
the republican organization in Ohio, said
today: "If that Is true 1 knov. nothing
aliout It and cannot therefore discuss the j
CLEVELAND, O., Dec. :.-l'nited State
Senator Charles F. Dick, who was In this
city today, said that he had seen no evl-
deuce that President Itoosevelt was trying
to gel tuuiiui ,ii iiitr iiuiimKeuiuiii m
Ohio. He said he could understand why
Mr. Merritt could make such u statement,
but he expected to see no attempt by the
president to control republican politics in
tne oinereni siates. senator jjick mn-
mated that the Merritt statement was not
to be taken seriously. Congressman Theo-
the different slates. Senator Dick luti
dore E. Burton made a similar statement j
to that made by Senator Dick, and added: i
"TJnihlv tt wnnl.l he Hnorl for the state i
- - -
if the president would control the party ;
organisation, but I do not believe the ,
president desires to do so."
HARTFORD. Conn.. Dec. 26.-Morean G. I
Hnlkelev .enlor nennlor from Connection '
-i m . k.. ut- I
IT. Iiril nun il 17 o VU n-c; i i - i t'l I . iT 7- I ill, ,
in which the allegation was made that I
ir.oiH,.t linnuvalt n-n nniinm .eui
li. - .i V .1.7. .... ..V 1
political control In this state, said. 1
I don't knot anything about any such j
talk. I am not Interested In the fight In
New York state und will not he drawn
Into It." Mr. Bulkeley said that he had
not. seen Ihe. president. .'
LOOKING INTO NEW YORK LIFE
Committee Appointed tiy Board
Trustees Holds Brief Messiou
In Hew York.
KBW YORK, Dec. 2S.-The Investigating
committee of the New York Life trustees
held a meeting today at which were present
Thomas T. Fowler. Clarence H. Mackay.
August H. Palno, Norman B. Ream and
HI ram A. Steele, niemliers of the commit
tee, their counsel. John O. Milburn: A.
Keenun and John A. McCall, president of
the New York Ufe. The report sent from
Tfarls by Andrew C. Hamilton was consid-
': er,rt 841,1 referred to the counsel. At the
,,loBe ,h Mr. Fowler said noth-
ing could be given out. Mr. McCall said
that the report was favorable to himself.
The World will say tomorrow that the
main features of Hamilton's report are:
Hamilton admits that he may owe the
I "f" """ ""ey. "
count with the company is "open' because
f failure to render a statement here-
lofor of a tn ,. ,1P hnJ1 rP(.Plvrd.
tin oners to loai-e in irusi trawv cusii
fr(im nlB ovni private funds pending a final
' vesl the Identity of the persons to whom '
, he made payments.
l Hamilton asserts that In connection with drPlli wil leave Washlngt. in tomorrow for
' investigation of Ihe Interest of the New tt visit to their country place. "Plalndcal
York Life it was necessary for him to in(, " jn Albermmie county, Virginia,
ni.ike payments to persons who were not ; The president and the members of his
lawyers, antl unucr no circumstances wmun
he reveal the names of those persons.
The report consists chiefly of a presenta
tion of the reasons for the Immense pay
ments which Hamilton alleges he inad
out of the funds given him by President
EARTHQUAKE IN HARPOOT
American Board Notified of Destruc
tion of Many Houses Near Its
F.ast Turkey Mission.
BOSTON, Deo. art. The American board
tlft Harpoot vlllayet In its eastern Turkey
. nilBSlult. w.u... u'...v.ic man. iiuuHfl ana
; made many people homeless and destl-
tute. The dispatch udded that relief ia
j This region la said to be very densely
populated, largely by Armenians. It Is one
( f the sections of Asiatic Turkey d.vns-
tated at the time of the Armenian mas-
1 In 1SS.V tlarnoot Is the rii. r.t
one of the largest mission stations of the
! American board in Turkey. It ia the seat
' of F.uphrate. college, with nearly l.tw
' pupils, of a theological seminary', of a
j n,edical Institution and the headquarters
of a large evangelistic work covering that
POISON IN THE PUNCH BOWL
Xiao Persons Die as Kesult
Political Plot at Torrcuu,
EL, PAbtX Tex.. Dec. 3S.-At Torreon.
Mexico, nine citizens who were poisoned
at a banquet Saturday night, have died
j fcd many others are 111. it Is alleged that
tho poisoning was part of a political plot.
Strychnine was put into a bowl of punch.
All the dead are said to have been of one
political faction. The members of the
opposing faction who attended tha banquet
tester not aUecttd. by tha punch thy drank.
AMBASSADOR FROM JAPAN
Viaconat Sinto Aoki Appointed by h'ikado
to Represent Bim a; Washington.
LONG PROMINENT IN AFFAIRS OF STATE
Sew Official Mas Maestrd In tier
mur and Has Held Many
WASHINGTON, Dec. .6. Viscount Bluzo
Aokt has been appointed Japanese am
bassador to this country. Information to
this efiect was conveyed to Secretary Root
toduy by Mr. Ulrukl, the Japanese charge
here. Viscount Aokt Is a member of the
privy council and of the flrst-clasa order
ot the Rising Hun. He Is of the highest
Viscount Aoki comes as the first ainba.s-
-..j,.. ,P011, , . th i..,.d states
,lUor Iro,u J-P"' 10 0ie Lulled Stales
after a distinguished career in the diplo-
matlc service, from which he retired about
, ..,,, -hen 1... waa railed bv the
slx eal aK- wnen 110 wa" tJl"ea u uie
oniperor to be one of the privy councillors.
tha highest honur that can be hoped for
. noblh,v ,,.,.,. ...t . VOUIllt ,an
b tne nob"it. When yet a young man
Akl is hooiii b.i years oici. uoioi e enie, .g
Privy council ,,e w- .c u,.,. ,,
fl"" foreign affairs, and M. Takahiro. whom
lie succeeds here, served under him as vice
Fair Hearing lor Americans.
The State department today telegraphed
Consul (Jenerl Mills at Chihuahua, the
nearest consulate to War. the scene of the
, kim.. of Rutherford and McMur
riy ,Q proC(.,,d immediately to that point
and investigate the case. Filiated, the
ownrr of runch w,K.re Ul(1 t,.oub,e oc.
curredi BIld shortv." a cowboy, are being
,,,,. ,n Jail on tne ,.i)!trKe of having com-
mttPd tne crime, notwithstanding their ,
rrotest that it was the work of Mexican
brlgands, and Mr. Mills will see that they
have a fair hearing.
Work on Soli Survej
The soli survey of the Department ot
" - - '
A-?r'cUur n,a "" "A, , J
land during the past liscj year acco. ding .
to the annual report of the soils bureau
The, surveys were mane in iwemy-igm
Stales. Bhodo Island is the :lrst state
r l,l,.l, ., ..,,t1J ann-etr
n the union of which a complete survey ,
has been maue
The maps show the different kinds of
" which occur in eaca area. The report
says that the work during the poht three
ve:Lrs shows the three great agricultural
problems now are:
First The western farmer Is elderly con-'
cerned with the presence of alkali und ils ,
Second The eastern farmer is . chiefly
concerned with the study of the adaption
tnt-erned with tie stuilv ot tne adaption :
of the proper crop to the proper soil.
Third The maintenance or restoration of ;
Tim totnnrra Invest iamtlnns of the bureau
...... k.- .....-i i- -iwa. ..o.oner:..'
live experiments have been carried on !
: with the farmers, the report add.-t,
the result that new varieties of
tobaccos are being grown that sell from j
Is to 40 cents per pound, with an average I
price of .10 cents." In this manner a new
industry is being developed in a region '
where the staple crop tcotton) is being I
seriously threatened by the ravages of
boll weevil. In the Connecticut valley
work on the production of a high grade
of tobacco grown under cloth tents lias
been continued. In Ohio the new method
of "bulk' fermentation has been thor-
oughly Introduced and has resulted in the
saving of thousands of dollars to Ihe to -
..,.,. nrnHneers of the state In Vlr-
ft he lmprov,m,.nt of the plug wrapper wh,, 1 1r 1 slla11. of '"'sc. answer
tfbaucoM ,m hr.M, undertaken through'"- The remarkable thing about the report
better methods of production and handling.
ruder the methods Introduced by the bu-
reu of soils profits have been Increased
from 5 per acre tinaer tne Din system to
n.nrlv Itfl ner acre under the new sva-
i Roosevelt Gives Boa Party.
I Mrs. Roosevelt entertained a box party
, .nilln,hi. theater tonicht to wit.
n''" the perfo-niance of the "College
Widow." The i.arty included Commis
sioner of Corp .rations and Mrs. James R.
Garfield, Miss Carow, Mrs. Roosevelt'a
sister, and Ethel and Kermlt Roosevelt.
President Takes Vacation.
President nnd Mrs. Roosevelt, acrom-
, p;inied by several of their younger chil-
.amiv will return to Washington Sunday
YOAKUM IS GOING ON TOUR
Head of 'Frisco System Not After Line
from Birmingham to
8T. II IS. !ec. 2C.-B. F. Yoskum, the
execuiive head of the Rock Island and
'Frisco systems, arrived from Chicago lust
night nnd will remain In St. I .out several
days to confer with President Davidson of
the Ht. IjouIs & Sao Francisco road, after
which he will depart for a tour of Inspec
tion over the entire 'Frisco system.
Mr. Yoakum said today that his In-
" iui ..r
purpose of ascertaining the condition of
the road. He denied the recent report that
I the 'Frisco la seeking an outlet to the
South Atlantic seaboard. "The "Frisco has
not purchased or contemplated purchasing
any line rrom uirmingnam lo the gulf.".
; he said. "You may say that the 'Frisco I
' will not be extended in that direction A. I
j to the talk of an attempt to acquire the
1 Missouri, Kansas & Texaa road, I dislike
! even to dUcuas so baseles. a report. The
J 'Frisco and Rock Island have no designs
on the Missouri, lyansas tt lexas and never
DISTANT WIRELESS WORK
Message tent from Cuba to With.
lagton Head by the Operator
BOSTON Dee. 26. The Charleston naval
atatlon notified the bureau of equipment at
Washington today that Admiral Dewey'a
wireless Christmas greeting from Waahlng
Ington to Cuba and the reply from Cuba to
Washington hud been read by the wireless
telegraph operator ut the station here. The
reply, which was sent from Guuulanaino
by Commander Rodgers, had traveled 1,7'D
miles before U waa read MX tha uaval ala
SPEAKER CANNON TALKS
Veteran Congressman !). rnntr
and Itntakera Are Hettrr
Sow Tha a Formerly.
WASHINGTON. Dec. Sl.-fSpeaker Can
non was one of the callers at the White
House today. H desired simply to pay
hls Christmas greetings to the president,
but was obliged to defer them as the
president had gone to the country for a
long horseback ride. The speaker was in
excellent spirits and talked witli his news
paper friends In a, characteristic way.
"They say thluga' are not now like they
were In the old days; that we are bccomlng
astocrats; that there is no longer honesty
in legislative bodies; that there Is no
ability at the bar; tltnt wc are liable to
become a monarchy; that some strong
man is liable to rise up and dominate
everybody. But I say there is no
fairmlnded man who studies the history
of this country from the days of its
foundation down to the present time and
who deduces the difference between 8.0uo,
0(ij people and So.HoiNOW, who considers the
telegraph, the telephone and the railroads,
who will not suy that we are markedly
better physically and mentally than our
grandfathers or even our fathers."
"Then you believe the house of repre
sentatives Is Just us representative as it
was in years gone by?"
"Yes; yes. Indeed," the speaker replied,
"the house Is Just as representative a body
now as it was when this country had only
lc.eoo.COO people. If you listen to all thut is
said you might believe the country is
fast going to the devil. Is lat becoming a
monarchy and will cease soon 10 be a re
public. Why, I heard that same kind ot
talk when I was a boy, when we used to
gather at camp meetings. They used to
tell us that things were not what they
were in the "good old days.' You hear the
same thing now; that the country is
retrugading; that everybody Is corrupt and
dishonest, and that there is wholesale im- winter in Mexico, on the request of i e
morality. I do not hesluite to assert that commissioner of pensions, Mr. Poii.ird t -this
country Is belter toduy than it ever day recommended Dr. II. W. Orr. on i
was In ils history: that the people are ; the leading physicians of Lincoln n:.il a
better more honest, more moral and less j nephew uf Dr. Wlnnett. Dr. M. J. He.tchly.
disposed to yield to temptations that are who has been a member of the Lincoln
put in front of honest men at every turn. I Pension board for a number of years,
"The people are Just as mighty now in j but who is now nearly IS years of age
the matter of elections as ever before and and lias grown so feeble that he cannot
Just as discriminating as to whether a nun
has done his duty. A man n-ver is so big i
that he can not easily be wiped off tin
political map. And how quickly the people
do it, too. They settle n man so qulckiy
that he Is soon forgotten. I venture the j
prediction that few of the best reiul men In
the country could sit down today and give,
off hand. th names of m men who have
resentatives. The others were defeated and Fnlted States Volunteer cavalry, commonly
forgotten and that was the end. There was known ns the Rough Hlders, in the light
William J. Brown, wiio put through the ing ut Las Guaslmus, June 24. 1N3S. The
"""" M,mi, . inj jiui imuufcii me
appropriation of ?:m.o.i to build
the first telegraph line between Washington
and Baltimore. He did Ihe world an Im- j
mense service, yet at the next election
, . . . -
. . ... ' .
to count. The opposition put up a man
who ridiculed the Idea of sending mcssag"
, . . . . , ..
" ngiiiniiitj u.m uc.i .oWn . iiou.-.tnus
of votes. So It is today. A man s services .
Hre not HO pa,.iv condemned.
.... ...... . ......
noouo.eaiy. we are netter on man our
forefathers. The mlllediDm isn't here. It fa
.... .,, i t . ,. , ,
true, and things wUl H hit n.eresting .
f"" TW',P,.,.,b"" ,,,'ft"f, P tt'e I
flni,, IwttAi1 .lwMifrh I
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FOLK ANSWERS PRISON BOARD
Governor !hj Duties of Inspectors
Are Clearly Denned by Law aa.l
They Mnst Perform Them.
ST. LOT'IS, Mo.. Dec. M.-Whrn asked
today about the letter from the state
' ri of prlnon inspectors, claiming they
"ave no power to govern tne penitentiary,
governor Joseph W. Folk, who was in the
c"' n rou'e to the state capitol from a
'"I"" ,0 Tennessee, said:
j "'! l,f,vo not received the letter of the
'prison inspectors printed In the papers.
. , , . . , , . ... . .
; "lln ' lllHl ",r ,n"i""nr" "p" 10 "p
. calmly oblivious of the duties imposed
on tnem i.y law. Postal Matters.
"The law puts a responsibility on them I rvn service examination will be held
whl"h they cannot decline. They are the ! Ht Red Oak, la.. January IS, for positions
governing board of the prison and are paid ,,f ,.)erk and carrier in the postofflce ser
$J(VI a year each by the state for their ser- ! vice.
vices. They accept the compensation and r;p0rge N. Henderson has been appointed
decline tne duties.
They say they have no powers. Their
powers are defined by statute, and all I
Insist upon Is that they do the things the
law requires them to do.
"In fact, under the statutes the warden
can do practically nothing without the ap
proval of the Inspectors. Their authority
Is clearly defined.
"They insist, though, that they should
make the warden s appointments for him.
although the law contemplates that they ;
are merely to approve or reject the an- I
polntnients made by the warden. If the
board ran evade responsibility unless the
warden lets them make his appointments.
were the warden to delegate to them this
powe'r.could he not then with much greater
force claim that he Is not responsible, as
he does not appoint the men under htm?
It Is easy to see that such a policy would
be destructive of discipline, for the warden
could not control men who owe ihelr posi
tions, not to him but to the board."
PLANS FOR TRACTI0N DEAL
Belmont and Byan Issue statement
Outlining Proposition to Be Sub
mitted to Stockholders.
NEW YORK, Dec. 2. The following
statement relative to the consolidation of
Phu Inlrr .rntlffh nnd . ptrnnn nn In,.,.
; gts was given out today at the office of
Mr. Belmont and Mr. Ryan, ifter con-
aultation with their rtsp ctive associates,
jf'eiIf,r'2rougul aPnd" Mrouolitan '"t !
,,s,g which will be formally submitted to
the stockholders of the corporations In -
volved as soon as the lawyers have com.
! connpUtegn7hV8orga of 'a new
company, which shall issue its securitieg
, cJg nU AwTl
i Metropolitan Securities companies ' upon
the following terms:
For every share of Interls.rougli stock:
New collateral trust tl, per tent bonds,
secured by the deposit of intruoiuugii
stock, new common stock, $w.
For every share of Metropolitan street
railway stock: New 6 per cent cumulative
st.K-ks preferred, tluO; new common stocks,
For every share of Metropolitan Securi
ties stock (with $75 per share paid), new
common stock, too.
It la confidently believed that the pro
posed arrangement will not only oa bene
ficial to the stockholders of the corpora
tions Involved, but that it will be advan
tageous to the city and to the public.
Hallroads Paying Tasra.
MADISON. Wis.. Dec. 26. I'nder a law
passed ut hte special session requiring rail
road companies 10 pay up back taxes be
fore contcbling assessments in courts, the
Northwestern today paid $.'3,M4 taxes for
1905 and the St. Paul paid 4C4.3U taxes and
interest for 1K04 and lis. It Is expected
KViAi all the smaller roaUa will foliuw.
BAXTER'S SHOES IN DEMAND
.'illard Bai Applioatiani from Fonr and
Time Enough lor Others to Get In.
SENATORS NOT INFORMED OF VACANCY
Kiprrt to Be o(lfled tome Time
HurliiK the Week and Then Will
(iet Toaetlirr and Herommend
tFrom a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, le. Si (Special Tele
gram.) There are said to be a number of
candidates in the Held for the I'nlted
Slates district attorneyship. Though It
has been generally known for some day
that Baxter must go, his retirement from
the office of district attorney is not even
known officially tonight to Senutors
Millard and liurkett, who will practically
have the naming of his successor. Under
the circumstances they naturally are loath
to discuss the situation, but probably be
fore the week closes they will have got
ten together and agreed upon someone
whom he will recommend for the va
From the Millard camp it is learned that
these names have been presented to him
for consideration: Churchill, Kinsler.
Kaley and Slabaugh. These men are un
derstood to be avowed candidates. Sena
tor Millard said he did not know officially
that Knldridge is a candidate.
aiiirs I'rnalon Klaml tiers.
Congressman Pollard today recommended
for pension examiners at Pawnee City lr.
G. W. Collins and Dr. W. XX. Hover, vice
Drs. Anderson ami r.ullard. resigned.
Owing to the absence of Dr. II. J. Win
nett. member of the Hoard of Pension Ex-
aminers at Lincoln, who is spending the
lerform the work of the board. He will lie
succeeded by Dr. 10. II. Finney, whom
Hcpresentati ve Pollard recommended to-
Mednl for Captain Church.
A congressional medal of honor has been
bestowed upon Captain James Robb
Church, assistant surgeon, now on duty at
Fort Robinson, Neb., who was one of the
medical officers atttached to . the First
uis ui i .tin uuuniliuis, June 1 lie
following letter from Assistant Secretary
Oliver of the War department makes this
explanation of the award:
On this occasion Captain Ch.irch. who
was then serving as assistant
I-Irst I nlied Wtiiies oliinteer cavalry, in
addition to performing carefully the duties
iippertalnlns to that position, voluntarily
nnd unnided. carried several
w.1,ini,,.j .,, frn, ,hp ,irK nn0 lo ., ,..
cure position in the rear. In each insirtnce
being subjected to a very heavy tire and
exposure to danger.
I'pon the organization tt the Rough
it. aers ne was commissioned tnerein a
rt8tl4!JBK.1.(.J1 .. nr9i
tenant. During the grenter part of the
Riders he was commissioned therein aa as-
tenant. During the grenter part of the stay
I Church, by reason (IT the enforced absence
i of die senior medical officer, served as the
I regimental surgeon and was In charge of
the hospital during the trying days after
the fighting ceased, nnd the dread Cuban
fever was making Its appearance. Cap
tain Church was not content to remain
In the rear while his comrades were en
gaged wiih the enemy. He was on the
tiling line constantly, especially during
th" engagement of June 21, 1W, at Ias
(JunsiiiiHK. and there, with courage and
flaring, coolly and repeatedly went to the
j rescue of wo inded soldiers, and under the
j heavy and carefully directed fire of the
j enemy, unnided, carried them bodily to
I places of safety. Captain Church was
j appointed an assistant surgeon In the reg-
i ular army, with the rank of first lleu-
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' "'nan.. ... ..... .o
I a captain In in-.-.
; ,.,,,. ..,,H Peter O'Mallev substitute rural
,.:Tj. r f,,r route 2 at Mechiinicsville, la.
Harry Haulman has been appointed post
master at Ankeny, Polk county, la., vice
George Coffin, resigned.
REWARD FOR A LABORER
Man Who Defended Postofflce from
Hnrgliirs In Given Promotion
WASHINGTON. Dee. K.-As a reward for
. dpfmK th postofflce at Emma. N. C.
four years ago against four burglars. Pres
ident Roosevelt has waived the civil service
regulations upon the recommendation of
Postmaster General Portelyou and 8. H.
Alexander's Christmas gift was a promo
tion from a laborer to a clerkship In the
Not only has the brave Norlh Carolinian.
been promoted, but to accentuate the honor; earn paper dPiiVered on New Y'ear's day
an official statement was issued today Tne production will be 17x25 Inches In
which gives a full account of the deed. The ,ze hBndsoni(.,v , ir,a;rH ph-l. and a r-er-attempted
robbery took place on the night . fert rPpr()dlu.n nf wh 8ll adllit
f February 6. 1901 All the burglars were ttnrM p.nornlIlIc painting ever made of the
arrested; two of them, together with two ( town
accomplices, arier iriai were given tne ex
trenie penalty of the law, which, for ihe
offense committed In North Carolina, is
Afterward the sentence was commuted In
t,!e ca of tW of burBlar to Iife ,m"
' prlsonment. The other two were hanged
' February 26, 192. Alexander himself was
shot In tha abdomen In his fight with tha
I ..r.-rn nrnc
I FIGHT ON THEATER SCALPERS
Mayor Dunne Will Oppose System of
Men Who Buy Tickets oa
CHICAGO. Dc. 26. "Ihe energetic work
of Mayor Dunne In supntessing the scalp- I
Ing of tkkits to the Thanksgiving foot
ball game betaeen the universities of
Michigan and Chi.-ago bore such satis
factory fruit that he las now entered upon
a campaign against the scalpers, who, he
alleges, have made a practice of buying
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public at an exhirbltant advance.
Ever since the foot ball game on Thanks
giving day the mayor has been deluged
with requests that he suppress the rcslp
ing of theater tickets, and today he called
g meeting of the theatrical managers of
the city to devise n way to keep :l;e I
tickets out of the hands of the scalpers
and to make arrangements fur the punish
ment of any puison charging socseiva
price lor thee.tr ticket, -
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Partly t IooHt Wednesday, with Main
tlon. Thursday Fair and Colder.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday t
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STORK WORKING OVERTIME
Bird Makes Two lalta to Albany rn
York) Homo Within Four
ALBANY. N. Y., Dec. M Mn Alfred
Wlltse of Sin Central avenue, this city, Is
the mother of a three days' old daughter
which she insists was born 118 days, or less
than four mouths after she had given birth
lo a son. Her story is partially vouched
for by Dr. George T. Moston. a reputable
physician who attended her. Both parents
are a few, months over 2o years of age.
Dr. Moston said to the Associated Press
tonight that he believed the woman's story.
"The child Is normal." he salJ. "and I saw
the other child, who Is not apparently
more than four months old. showing no
sign of tt tooth. Mrs. Wiltse told me that
no physician attended the other birth,
thoiicli one was sent for. and her only at
tendant was a woman with whom she
boarded, hut whose present address she
doeg not know. Mrs. Wlltse s mother and I
family vouch for the truth of her story,
and shale In the surprise occasioned by the
CLINGS TO MAST FOUR DAYS
Schooner Snkata Wrecked In fiulf uf
Mexico and All Members of Crew
Drowned Kxcept One.
TAMPA. Flu.. Dec. IV The three-masted
schooner Sakata of Petersburg. N S , has
been wrecked and its entire crew of at least
seven men drowned, except Second Male
John F. Williams of St. John, N. B. The
drowned Include John Colon, managing
owner of the schooner, and his son.
The wreck was reported by Captain Ler
niond of the schooner Helen Thomas, which
arrived In port tonight from Galveston.
Captain Larmond first sighted the capsizi d
schooner on December 23. He sent a boat
to the wreck. The men found Mate Wil
liams clinging lo the vessel and he had
been without food or drink for four days
Hunger had forced him to eat a portion of
his oil coat. The wrecked achooner was
bound for Havana.
OFFICIAL VOTE IN NEW YORK
Report of Hoard of Can inssers Gtvrs
McClrllan a Plurality of Less
Than Four Thousand.
XKW YORK. Dec. 3.-The official count
of votes cast In New York county for
mayor at the last election was Issued today
by the County Board of Canvassers and
allows that , McClellari received JW,3a4;
newei, lar.TOj ivins, M.fl).
The official returns from the other three
counties In the city were announced ns
Kings McClellnn, SS.77S; Hearst, M.SIfi;
Queens McClellan. 1S.22; Hearst, 13.708;
Richmond McClellan.- 6.127; Hearst, 1016;
The total vote was: McClellan, 23S.377:
Hearst, 224.93; Ivlns. 137.193.
HILL AND HARRIMAN FIGHT
Northers Magnate F.nJolonrd from
Attempting to Cross Orriiin
Pbort Line Tracks.
rORTlANn. Ore.. Pec. 26. The grsnilng
of an Injunction by the state circuit court
ordering the Portland & Seattle railroad
and Simms Shields, contractors, to dis
continue the work of railroad construction
In the vicinity of a proposed crossing by
the new line of the Oregon Railroad and
Navigation company's track between here
and the Columbia river, marks the first ac
tual legal clash between the principals
j ' lifrnselvrs In the all. ged fight between the
Hill and Harriman Interests. Both com.
panics for some time have lieen striving to
gain the vantage at the point of crossing,
In order to establish a grade to which Ihe
other company would have to conform.
AUSTEN'S WORKON EXHIBITION
Photo of Illrd's-F.ye View of Oninba
May Re Seen In Milwaukee's
Big; Show Window.
A fine large pholograph of the painting
of Omaha by the celebrated arilst, R. J.
Ausien, was placed on exhibition at the
Milwaukee's uptown office yesterday after
noon. It attracted much attention and i
many favorable comments were passed
This Is the painting which Is to be re-
p,duo,.,i by The Rce and furnished with
MAIDEN TRIP F0R NEBRASKA
Battleship Warned After Antelope State
Towed from Builders' Wharf
to Navy Yard.
SKATTLli, Wash., Dec. 26. (Special Tel-
egram.) The battleship Nebraska took its
maiden trip today. The trip, however,
was a short one and waa not made with
the vessel'a own motive power, being towed
to the navy yard dry dock,
The guns for the new battleship are
commencing to arrive, the first one being
a twelve-Inch gun. After going Into dry
does, tne snip will lie towed back to
; Moran's shipyard, where the Installation
of the guns will be commenced some time
Kan Francisco Broker Falls.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 26 -B. B. Mltch-
-II. a stock broker, with offices at 2s New
Montgomery street, under tne Palace hotel
lias ciosea ins uuors. l.iuuiuuei, iiuo m.
Moyrments of Ocean Vessels Ilea, 2CV.
Ae New York Arrived : Mesaba. from 1
Iindon; Oscar II. from Christiansand;
Nordham. from Bremen.
At A , n I . rt it.n Arriv.rl
from New York. '
At Shi.I.s Arrived: Nord America, from
At Boulogne Sailed: Sutendam. fur New
At Liverpool Arrived: Laufentian, from
Philadelphia; Tunisian from Halifax; Do.
'REVOLT ON THE WANE
General DonbtMoff Reports that He Ha
Situation in Band.
INSURGENTS STILL HOLD QUADRANGLE
It Mnst Fall, Bowsrer, as Boon as an
Assanlt is Kade.
LEADERS OF THE REDS CAPTURED
Police Arrest Mei in Charge af Striks In
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS ALSO TAKEN"
They nisrlnse the llldlna Plaova
of llntn Its and Arms aad
Weak ttpots In the
ST. PKTKKSMt'ltC. Dee. 2fi.-tl:o5 p. m.
Kmperor Nicholas and Count Wit la re
ceived tonight a report from General
Doubasscflr. governor general of Moscow,
saying that the revolt there had failed;
that the military had the situation In hand
and that whatever defection may have,
existed among the troops had been over
come by attacks on them by bomba ami
revolvers to which they had been sub-
.tected Horn the window a and roofs of
houses Hnd which had so enraged them
Unit they could hardly be restrained. Al
though rebellion may flare up Immediately
elsewhere, and although there Is an Indi
cation of another uplicaMil ut Odessa. If
the attempt at armed rebellion In Moscow
should be crushed, the leaders of tha
"reds" will receive a blow from which
they cannot quickly recover. Count
Wilte Is not o blind to believe that tho
revolution can be stainiK'd out, but with
the present demonstrations of the length
to which the 'reds" are willing to go ho
has hopes that the moderates of all classes
wtlf '-onio to their senses and aid In coun
selling of order and In accelerating tha
convocation of Ihe douma, the low gov
erning elections which was published to.
Lenders of "rtrds" Captured.
Among the developments here" today tha
most Important was the capture of tho
leaders of the "Fighting legions," which,
il Is believed, ends the danger of an at
tempted armed uprising In St. Petersburg.
This capture. It is understood, places In
the hands of the government complete In
formation regarding the revolutionary
plans and places where arms are con
cealed, as well as disclosing the weak spots
In the army.
Shortly before fl o'clock the correspondent
of the Associated Press at Moscow tele
phoned that thorp seemed to be no longer
doubt that the Insurrection waa collapsing.
The Insurgents still held he quadranglo
In which tho workmen's council waa sit
ting as a revolutionary committee, but
only because flovernor General Poubasaoff
was not yet ready to give the coup do
f- Flr4ijr -rrnrHmted- all-doy. vAt 0 o'clock"
automatic guns were being used In Straat
ner square, but the insurgents were be.
coming exhausted after their four days'
efforts and the fighting was rapidly de
generating Into guerrilla warfare.
The insurgents were defending them
selves wiih revolvers and bombs aa they
were being hunted down from house t.i
house. The correspondent sayi that the,
j entire population of the city la tarror
I stricken and that after dark tha back
streets present a weird and uncanny ap
pearance.' As he drove to the telephone
station he siw only a few civilians, who
were slinking along by the side of the
walls so as to noid th police and cav
alry patrols, who fire without challenging.
The windows of the houses are stuffed
with mattresses and blankets and no lights
are showing. The iiollce carry rlflea with,
Martini Law In Moscow.
General Doubassoff Is enforcing the most
rigid martial law and no person la al
lowed on tha streets after 9 o'clock at
. About one-third of the workmen have
left the city and at traveling on foot to
the villages, some of which are hundreds
of miles distant. With some of the lower
clnsses which do not sviupathlz with the
I dpr to overthrow the emperor
lng , becoming intense nnd stril
been beaten to death. The correspondent
predicts that the ciushlng of the rebel
lion Is likely to lie followed by tha most
horrible atrocities If the "black hun
dreds" are let loose. General Doubassoff,
unknown to the public, Is directing matter
from his headquii rt rs In the Metropolitan,
hotel, which is barricaded and defended
by machine guns.
The concent rat lot, of the troops In tha
city to fight the insurgents sllowed tha
strikers and revolutionaries s free hand
in nelghliorlng industrial towna. Ilka Pe.
: rovo and Lul.ertr.1. In the former place
3tfl armed men were sent to reinforce tha
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! Insurgents and at Lubertzl the situation
hrcame so threatening that Mr. Turdy, vlca
president of the New York Air Brake com
pany, the works of which In that town ara
valued at $1,000,000, sent an urgent mes
sage to the governor general appealing for
the protection of the property and for tha
protection of the l Amerlcnna there. Gen
eral Doubassoff promptly dispatched a com
pany of dragoons and this Is considered
as fhe best proof that he Is confident ha
has the situation In hand.
Strike Leaders Captured.
Police and students In St. Petersburg to
day surrounded and captured all member
of the executive committee of the fighting
organization while they were dlsouaslng
! plans for an uprising here. They cap-
tured also the detailed plans for tha up.
rising as well as Urge quantities of arms.
t bombs, etc. It Is understood that aa a
result of these captures the government,
has obtained extremely Important Infor
mation concerning the connect lona formed
, by the revolutionaries with the array. A
man named Schoolman was at tha head
1 of the executive committee, which cum
bered forty-seven memben.
The government is confident that theaa
captures practically put an end for the
present to any attempt to repeat in St,
Petersburg the uprising at Moscow.
Will Try to Continue Strike.
. ST. PKTLLSIU'RO. Dec. 26.-1:40 p. m.-
The revolutionary leaders In St. Petersburg;
who on Sunday decided that it waa abso.
lutely ne.cessury to precipitate an imme-
, dute conflict here us a diversion in favor
of the revolutionaries ut Moscow recon
aldered their decision last night on tha
i giound that 11 would b i.he. r murder bj
j send tie- pr..h taii-t? 'i.t.. .-. streets.
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: N"e. tl., 1, y. 1 1 . . I cilinue tl:
strike and to us. ...cans to force
t all ,n8 WOIkllieu but at tu am tln.a
1 bM U-tvt4i la raadlgaa. to tak.
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