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The Omaha Daily Bee. No Filthy Sangatlona THE OMAHA BEE Best A". West Whin Ad Count THE OMAHA DEE Best & West ESTABLISHED JUNE 10, 1871. OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNINU, DECEMBER 27. l.HCi-TEX PAGES. SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS. MORALES RUNS AWAY President of DomiDisan Republic Reported Flinjfrom Insurgents. 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 FroTokat Uprising. 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 ,lneo Moudav ungo. ijiiu, . uceuient today 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 ment troops. 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 his office. 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 fur distant. 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 Domingo. Revolution Orowlsc. 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 Puerto Plata. It Is rumored here that President Morales ts a prisoner In Irons at the cupltol, San Domingo. 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 stage. 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 in Virginia. 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 Ik dJaaaza, 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 with me." 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 this atatc. 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 matter." 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. of 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 McCall. 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 needed. 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 entire district. POISON IN THE PUNCH BOWL Xiao Persons Die as Kesult Political Plot at Torrcuu, Mexluo. of 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 Important Diplomatic Offices. 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 diplomatic rank. 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 minister. 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 s problems now are: First The western farmer Is elderly con-' cerned with the presence of alkali und ils , removal. I 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 ; soil fertility T. ' Pra- : 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, w.n the result that new varieties of filler 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- cm. , 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 night. YOAKUM IS GOING ON TOUR Head of 'Frisco System Not After Line from Birmingham to Gnlf. 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 have had.' DISTANT WIRELESS WORK Message tent from Cuba to With. lagton Head by the Operator at Boston. 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 Uou br 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 .,...,-.. ' I 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 i Belmont: 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, e 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 llnter's Successor. 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 cant attorneyship. 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- day. 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 surgeon, I-Irst I nlied Wtiiies oliinteer cavalry, in addition to performing carefully the duties iippertalnlns to that position, voluntarily nnd unnided. carried several seriously i 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- I . . T 1 .CClt , . .1 . ... .. t. ' "'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 by President. 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 department. 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 death. 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 nen' I ..r.-rn nrnc I FIGHT ON THEATER SCALPERS i . Mayor Dunne Will Oppose System of Men Who Buy Tickets oa Speculation. 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 ., , . . ... .. 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 Hour, De. . . :ta . . :n . . :u . . :ta . . :u . . :vi . . ;im , . 4 llnnr. I p. m . a p. m. .1 p. m . 4 p. m . 5 p. m . H p. m . T p. m . H P. m. t p. ni . Dec. ft a. m. H a. ra . 7a.m. a. m. a. m. in a. m. II a. in. III m.. . . 4(1 4H 4 4T 4tt 44 42 4t STORK WORKING OVERTIME Bird Makes Two lalta to Albany rn York) Homo Within Four Months. 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 phenomenon." 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 follows: Kings McClellnn, SS.77S; Hearst, M.SIfi; Ivlns. 61.132. Queens McClellan. 1S.22; Hearst, 13.708; Ivins. 7.211. Richmond McClellan.- 6.127; Hearst, 1016; Ivlns. 4.4W. 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 In January. 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 Amsteldyke. from New York. ' At Shi.I.s Arrived: Nord America, from New York. At Boulogne Sailed: Sutendam. fur New yrK- At Liverpool Arrived: Laufentian, from Philadelphia; Tunisian from Halifax; Do. ttS; '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 St. Petersburg. IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS ALSO TAKEN" They nisrlnse the llldlna Plaova of llntn Its and Arms aad Weak ttpots In the Army. 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. day. 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 grace. 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, bayonets fixed. 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 night. . 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 the feel- strikers have 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 I ' . .... ......... i .... ........ ! 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. ' , , , . .. : 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.