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TflK OMAIIA DAILY BEE; THURSDAY, PECEMBEK 2S. lPn.T.
Sow located in the new
reUll center. Howard Vf
and Sixteenth . )
These practical house panne a t are beautifully made. The style, trim
mings and materials from which they are made repreoent this seHHon'g latest
novelties. We want you to see them for many of the styles are not shown
Msewhere In the city. Bold on second floor.
Dressing Sacques made of pretty fleeced flannel In liftht and dark colois,
fme made In Kimono style, others plain sleeves. A good range of styles,
olors and sUes to select from.
Sacques at 75c, $1.00, $1.25, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50 and up.
All wool knitted petticoats at $1.25, $1.50. $1.75, $2.00 nnd $2.25 each.
.Misses' knitted Petticoats at 80c and $1.50 each.
These petticoats are in plain colors and fancy stripes.
, French flannel petticoats, prettily embroidered, color pink, blue, white
it nd black. Prices $2.25 and $4.50 each.
Howard and Sixteenth Streets.
who was seized by the military commander,
who thn save th command to the artillery
to open fire on the works which was liter
ally battered down over the head of the
I evolutionists. The latter held out until
three-quarters of thrlr number were killed
or were wounded, when tho remnant, 1.17
Lieutenant General Mistrhenko who com
manded a Cossack brigade in Manchuria
during the Russo-Japsnes war, has arrived
at Moscow and may have taken over the
command of the troops there. Ho had a
narrow encape from capture by the revolu
tionists at 8t. Andrews monastery on the
outskirts of the rlty where the railroad
track was blocked by hurricanes of freight
and passenger care.
The general and two memlers of his staff
managed to get a sleigh nnd reach Moscow
by making a wide detour, but fifty officers
returning from Manchuria who were left
behind were captured and forced to give up
their arms. They begged to lie Allowed to
keep the gold swords given tlieni for brav
ery but the revolutionists refused their
Mlonr collisions between the troops and
strikers, of whom there are, almost aO.ono
still out, are taking place constantly in St.
Petersburg. Cossack ratrols are charging
and dispersing workmen whenever they col
lect. The most serious affairs occurred at
the Narva gato and on the Molka canal In
which fifty persons were killed or wounded.
Automatic guns have been mounted on the
bridge over the Fontanka canal from which
they can sweep the Nevsky prospect in
either direction and In sIho both ways of
the canal. The battery Is enclosed In a col.
lapslhle shed In order not to attract too
Rebels Control Lithuania.
Following the example of the authorities
at Moscow, about half the police of St.
Petersburg are now armed with rifles and
the unwonted spectacle aridx to the pufillc
The news from the provinces today shows
an alarming extension of the strike.
Kovno, a fortress town of Lithuania, hav
ing about SO.Oirt inhabitants, seems abso
lutely in the hands, of the socialists, who
have summoned the people to an armed
rising and the situation Is so serious at
Krementohug, Booth Russia, that the gov
ernor has declared martial law "for the
purpose of restoring peace and Insuring
the elections to the. national assembly."
The employes of the Southwestern rail
road did not report for duty yesterday
and were ..dismissed.
At Tlflls, Caucasia, peace lias been
patched up between the Mussulmans and
Armenians. The strike, however, Is almost
general. The social democrats control tho
The situation Is really far more serious
in the Baltic provinces, Caucasia and other
non-Russian provinces where the entire
populace is hostile. In the case of the
Kaltlc provinces it Is reulized that it may
he necessary to practically reconquer them.
The first divisions of tho First army
corps, which belong to St. Petersburg
province, have begun to arrive here from
Manchuria, but they are being dispatched
to the llultlc provinces without stopping
It is reported that the strikers this
afternoon erected barricades in the vicin
ity of the Narva gate.
Barricades In Slonruw Destroyed.
Another mcssuge from Moscow says that
during the night the artillery worked at
destroying the barricades, The revolution
jts, this message says, are divided Into
three ',arnlles. the first, consisting of SOU
men armed with -rifles and pikes, is operat
ing between Moscow aud Perovo, using the
railroad which It controls. Artillery and
cavalry are being employed against this
force. The second "army" is armed es
pecially with bombs and revolvers and Is
composod of l.UiO persons tu whose ranks
are many women who display not only
bravery but ferociousness. This force Is
operating In the region between the Bado
vla district and tho Jewish market. It
lias many barricades to prevent the pas
sago of troops and is operating in small
groups and is attacking patrols. When
Pleased the revolutionaries disappear into
alleys and houses. Artillery, cavalry and
Infantry are used against this body. The
thh-d and largest "army" is operating in
the region between the Brest railroad sta
tion and the triumphal gate. It also has
barricades and is engaged in guerilla tac
tics, making it difficult for the troops to
enclose It. Home of the barricades were
battered down by artillery hut they were
ik'stroyed. but the committee managed to
re-erected by the survivors.
The sohool where the Moscow revolution
ary committer held its session has been
The engineers' union here has Just re
ceived news from revolutionary sources
at Moscow that the Rostoff regiment has
Joined the revolutionits.
Conditions at Odessa.
ODESSA, Pec. 17 The actual outlook la
difficult to describe, now that the train
- McCIure's "Features"
jT McCIure's Magazine
Hlalways er.deavori and
generally succeeds in
liavmi a number of what
are known as features,"
but its greatest feature is
delivering aaoh montrt a
complete magazine, so good
that you will always think
th ten cent you pay for
cite copy, or the dollar you
pay for twelve, well spent.
Invest the ten cents or the
All news stands, l"c. II a year
4-o East JM street. New York
Be, Dec. 27. 1905.
service Is cut off beyond Zhmerinka. Pt.
Petersburg and Moscow and the frontiers
are Isolated. The post and telegraph de
partments are working again, but It Is
quite uncertain how long they will con
tinue In operation, since fresh strikes are
declared dally and a general strike Is ex
pected every moment. However, popular
sentiment hero Is for a speedy finish of
the disorders and street disturbances will
be promptly ended by the military. Al
ready fewer rowdies sre met with and,
apart from the nervous tension, the city
has entirely resumed Its normal aspect.
The peasants of the Kherson district are
now quiet, as the military sent there had
orders to shoot marauders. The exodus
from Odessa still continues. The steamers
leaving here are full of passengers. Most
of the families of the foreign residents
have already left and the consuls have
made arrangements for ships to take the
remainder If such a step becomes neces
sary. Business Is at a standstill.
At the moment of sending this dispatch
the revolutionary party is endeavoring to
close the banks.
OUTPUT OF PACKING HOUSES
Holiday luiii In Marketing: of Hogs
Less Than at Same Time
Last Year. (
CINCINNATI. O.. Dec. Z7.-l8peclal Tele
gram. I Price Current says: The marketing
of hogs has been further reduced the past
week, mainly attributable to tho holiday
Interference, the falling off being much
less than for tho corresponding week last
year. The first two months of the winter
season will represent a total number for
western packing varying but little in com
parison with last year. There is nothing
now in view to suggest that the high rec
ord for last winter may not be equaled or
exceeded this season. Total western pack
ing for the week was 610.0TO, compared with
fi;".i) the preceding week and 6!6.nCO last
yeur. Since November I the total is 4,J!9.
000, against R.OK.Ooo a year ago. Prominent
places compare as follows:
Chicago l,24o.(i l.J:5,nro
Kansas City 575,0011 COi.tOt
HoLTH DMA HA S.'O.OOII H5O.0OK
St. Iouls U),ihiii 375.0 0
St. Joseph XN0.OKJ 341.100
Indianapolis at.l.imo - :(tl,0i
l:tt,nrn 138.0. 0t
, liit.otK, : moon
Cedar Rapids 120.00 110,000
Sioux City 190.000 . ISiOfO
St. Paul 180,000 , ' Ig-.O'O
Cleveland , ll-o.oon 13S.0CO
MAXV WT Oft B -TRACT OK I.AXD
ftnnieroo Inquiries far Quarter Sec
tion ftear Rapid City.
PIERRE. S. P., Dec. S7.-(Spcclal.)-Ever
since the first move on the railway exten
sion from here to Rapid City the state
land department has received numerous re- 1
quests for the sale of a school section i
which Joins Rapid City. So many requests i
or this character wire received that the
state land hoard has decided to place th"
tract upon the market, hnldina thai th
speculative value at the present time will '
probably bring the state u. lur IF At lllm fhon !
could be realised from It for a long time I
In any other way. Tho dato on which the
iract will lie offered is the 3d of March,
and at a minimum sale price to be fixed by
the board at a later date.
The land department reports the demand
for state building lands to be fr. hit lug
disposed of another quarter section In Ed
munds county Tuesday of this week. While
the tmd continues to grow In this manner,
the increase is small, and those who are so
anxious to have a selection of stone for
the building mado could hurry the mutter
by devoting some of their energy to see
ing that the lands are taken and the com
mission placed in a position to make the
MR. r IT7.lIMO SKKKft 1)1 VOUCH
Wife of I'ualllst Joins the Sioux Falls
SIOCX FALLS. S. D Dec. 17.-A decided
sensation was created lure today when it
became known that Mrs. Robert Fltssim
mons. who lately deserted her husband in
San Francisco, had become a member of
the divorce colony In this city. It is known
that she has engaged the services of a
well known local attorney and that when
she hits established a residence by residing
in the city and state for a period of six
months she will Institute divorce proceed
ings. Mrs. Ftzsimmona, It was learned, airhed
here Monday of this week, but tho knowl
edge of her arrival ahd presence in ths
city did not leak out until today. She has
taken apartments at the Cataract hotel.
SAN FRANCISCO. Pec. 27. -Robert Fits
Simmons staled tonight that he will leave
for New York next Monday, and that he
will contest any effort of his wife to secure
AccntuulatluaT Railroad Material.
PIERRE. 8. P., Pec. 27.-i8pecial.)-The
railroad yards on the. west side of the river
have been spread out with a trackage of
about ten miles, and long trains of sup.
piles are being rushed to the new yards us
rapidly as possible, and a large force of
men is piling Up the materials. The com
pany cannot depend on much more than
sixty days" more of safe crossing, and In
that time will have to get across the uia
tcrtsl for ninety miles of trackage, and
their yards will soon be piled mountain
high with the material.
Two Islands for Sale.
8A.N FRANCISCO. Pec. :7.-An advertise
loent appearing In a local paper offers lor
sale Failing and Washington islands In the
South PacinV. under instructions of the
registrar of the British high commissioner s
court for the western Pacific. Fanning
Island is well known. It used to be a port
of call for the oceanic steamers plying
between this city and the Australian ports,
and the Canadian Pacific steamers now slop
there on their wy up from the colonies.
Knrorrtna- Theater Hale.
LollSVILLE. Ky.. Pec. 27.-The Board
of Public Safety today ordered (hat the
police regulation regarding the4 standing
in aisles and blocking of passugra In
theaters must be strictlv enforced after
January 1 The rlty building inspector was
Instructed to examine eiery piece of scenery
brought to Ixtuisville by theatrical com
panies and to see that It Is . properly fti
proofed before placed on the stag,
ALLEGED COMBINE INDICTED
CmI Dealer, of Cincinnati Art Charged
with Tiolating th Ltvr.
PROCESSES ARE ISSUED FOR IEVERAL
Conspiracy In Itrstralnt o( Trade la
' Charge."! ' Against More Than
Twenty Persons In Coal
CINCINNATI. .. Dec. :7. The grand
Jury to.ii returned a Joint Indictment
gainst representatives of the leading coal
Companies doing business in Cincinnati.
The indictment includes over twenty
names, but these were held In secrecy,
pending Issuance of process bringing those
Indicted to court. The Indictment Is for
"conspiracy In restriction of trade." It
charges that these companies have asso
ciated themselves together for the purpose
of fixing and establishing prices of coal,
whereby the price to the consumer was
controlled absolutely by them.
Immediately following the return there
was issued processes against the follow
ing dealers, requiring tliem to come Into
court and answer to true bills returned
In their names:
ames of Indicted.
Joint Rrashears, secretary of the t'on
Bolldated Coal and Mining company;
tMlllam Marmet. president of the Mar
met company; H. R. Mather, general
manager of Casiner, Curran & Jtullitt;
John P. I la tier, manager of W. H. Brown
son; Robert A. Colter. cashier. C. O.
Hlakes Co.; Melville K. I.ynn, manager
or the Queen City Coal company; Matthew
. Doggett assistant manager of the
talrmont Coal company; Robert P. Gill
bam, secretary of the" Campbell s Creek
toal company; Robert J. Krogger. president-proprietor
or the Krogger Coal and
Coke company; Champ R. lllnsch. presi
dent of the lllnsch Coal and Coke com
pany; Kupcr Hood, manager of the Big
Hill Coal company; Henry C. Whetstone;
William Clauss, president Cincinnati Cas,
Coke, Coal and Mining company; Alton B.
Trun.ni, vice president and general man
ager of the Trunim Coal ronipanv; Alex
ander Cunninghaine. president of the I, tili
ng Coal company; Charles I,. Bowman,
president of the Walnut Hill Coal and
Mining company; George K. Tier vice
president of the Monongnhela River Con
solidated Coal company.
CHECK BOOKS NU1 SHOWN
(Continued from Page One.)
mailers and cranks, and unfortunately,
members of the legislative body are fre
quently deaf to reasoning where a non
voting or corporate interest is at stake.
Many movements that would otherwise be
unknown until theo- became public prop
erty, arc learned of and suppressed in ad
Vance and are thus more discreetly pro
vided against. Prevention is again proved
herein to be better than cure. Wncre it
becomes necessary we have often occasion
to employ the columns of the public press
for advocacy of our views; this method
has been found to be Very efficacious, but
It has also been found to be wry expen
sive. I have found in my work that In every
legislative body in the United States there
Was as large proportion of honest men
as tiiere is in any Oody of men iu any
walk of life. Permit me also to state tliut
In my woi k 1 nave not lound It so dull
cult to dcieat blackmailers. A man who
Is out to blackmail corporate Interests Is
generally well known and his character
tnurougliiy understood. These nien never
retain Influence for any length of time
and I have found that requf-sts to the
nonest member of the legislature for help
in defeating Uie blackmailer -Is always
readily and cheerfully granted."
A statement of money received by Mr!
Hamilton shows the total of ;i,iirt lor
the years' from 18M to lie. He calls at
tention to an expense of IM.luO for "re
tainers and newspaper nrticlcs" in IStM and
says a large portion of this expense was
occasioned by an attempt to create public
sentiment throughout the Cnlted States
In favor of national supervision of In
surance, fnder the same heading, S7,ok
Is charged for 1906 and the increase was
due, he says, primarily to the troubles
In the Equitable Life Assurance society.
Offers an Indemnity.
. Concerning tho liiu.Ono charged against
him by .the New York Life, Mr. Hamilton
"I note the amount of $'J35,iO charged
against me for those accounts and which
has been fully brought out in President
McCall's explanations to the Investigating
committee, and. which appears by his tes
timony, I was entitled to apply on other
accounts. The discharging of obligations
accruing in my department In 1904 and 1905,
not represented in the stated payments for
these years, my unsettled accounts for re
tainers, for commissions, for percentages,
and the balance under my special tax ar
rangement, all of which accounts are still
open, are to be deducted from this gross
amount. I have, however, no objection us
un evidence of good faith during my ab
sence, pending such a settlement of these
accounts, to place in the custody of tho
company ilflo.noo, which it may hold, and
which Is to be repaid In whole or In n:iri
us may appear upon such future audit."
Mr. Hamilton sets lortli that the tax
measures alt tie defeated by his work have
saved the New York Life Insurance com
pany over :'.5oO,XA in conclusion In his
statement, Mr. Hamilton says that "the
Injunctions of the president of tho New
York Life to mo were always unmistak
ably explicit that my expenditures and my
work were to bo strictly confined within
the limitations of the law of the land.
These instructions have been faithfully
followed to the letter. There bus never
been a disbursement made by me of the
company's funds which trespassed upon
the Instructions given nie by the presi
dent of this company, and I want It tho,-.
oughly understood that not one dollar of
any moneys ever pain to me by the New
York LJre Insurance company has been
used Improperly or for improper purposes
or in a way that transgressed either the
statutory lam' or the moral Ian."
May Hate Mat of Policyholders.
The right to secure a full list of names
of policyholders In the New York Ufe
Insurance company was granted today to
riarence II. Venner and nearly loo other
policyholders by Supreme Court Justice
The j-ourt denled'their request that they
be Informed of the face value of each policy
and also denied their petition to inspect
the company's books. A writ of man
damus was issued directing President John
A. MclTsil as president of the New York
Lafe to furnish a complete list of th
Emory McCllntock was elected vice presi
dent of the Mutual Life Insurance company
at the meeting of the board of trustees
today. Mr. McCllntock is a native of
Pennsylvania. The trustees voted that a'l
commission agencies be abolished after
January 1 and that all agents be put on a
Mt-Cnll Does Not Know.
A statement of legal expenditures other
than those to Hamilton were produced by
Mr. McCall, showing a total for such ex
penditures of tt.l03.too from 1901 to 1.
Mr. McCall said he did not know Hamil
ton had made an accounting of the $235,
m which President MCall has promised
to pay if Hamilton does not account for
It. Mr. MeCall said be did not know
i whether ths (100,0uw nhion Hamilton in his
statement promises to place In escrow Was
part of the fc.16.oip; neither did he know
whether Hamilton had tlcO,""'.
Mr. McColl said hs took a list of items
from the New York office to Hamilton,
for which he ws tn account, tiustlrg ab
solutely to Hamilton tn- explain all. Mr.
McCall said Mr. Hamilton knew the
transcripts of bank accounts connects him
with expenditures the lonnnittte would
like to know about. Witness said he in
sisted that the checks or che k flooks
be produced, but Hamilton said he had
none to produce. The Items in the list
given Hamilton's statement were taken tip
with th witness, but he was unable to
give suy additional Information. He did
not question any of the tenure, and the
large amounis for traveling expenses did
not excite Mr. McCall s curiosity.
"What analysis or criticism did you sub
ject this account to?" Mr. Hughes ask-d.
"I gnve It none." witness replied
Mr. MeCall said he hud not heard from
any other source what Hamilton had done
with these moneys, ami so far as he
knew no further Investigation has been
made by any of the executive ofnrers.
"Then, so far fls you know," said Mr.
Hughes, "the statement of.Tudge Hamilton
Is the only Information tT
fleers have of what Jud
with this monev?"
Witness replied that It was.
Deputy Applrtnn Testifies.
Henry P. Appleton. deputy In Superin
tendent Hendrlck's office, resumed his testi
mony, which was Interrupted by adjourn
ment last Friday. Mr. Appleton's testi
mony was along the line of legislation
passed to control assessment companies.
During the examination of Mr. Appleton
as to the methods n vogue in the depart
ment the witness becamo Involved in a
controversy with Mi. Dawson, the com
mittees actuary. He was called to order
by the chairman and Mr. Hughes directed
him to address his remarks to the com
mittee and not to Mr. Dawson.
Mr. Hughes then read a letter from the
Fidelity Mutual Life Insurance company
In which it was charged that the Insurance
department had revoked Its license under
the stipulated premium law. Mr. Appleton
had no recollection of tho tnntter.
"Did you state to Richard Morgan of the
Hankers Life that it would cost Jio.'m for
reincorporation''' was asked.
"No, and if Mr. Morgan says so, or If
anybody else says so, he is a liar," an
swered the witness.
"Mr. Morgan made that statement," said
"Then he is a liar," quickly replied the
"No controvcify here," said Chairman
Armstrong, rapping his gavel.
Former Commissioner Kxamlned.
Former Superintendent of Insurance Louis
F. Pnyn wts called. He said ho was su
perintendent of Insurance tor three years
and retired in February, lHuu. He said
that none of the confidential examiners
who were appointed by turn were chosen
uion suggestion of any insurance com-
1 patiy. 'i nere were seven of these exam
i iners during Mr. Payn's administiation and
the force had to be cmarged because a
great many companies had to lie examined.
Mr. Payn said he went Into the depart
ment with no knowleugo whatever of in
surance and came out of it with but little
more knowledge. He did not assume any
direction or examinations. He followed tne
' precedent of the department and loft that
, to the chief examiner. The examinations
I made during Mr.' Payn's administration
wero touched upon atid'lt was broutfiit out
j that among the companies not examined
! were the Kouitable, Germania, Home, Man
' hattan. Metropolitan, United States and
'Mr.. Payri sa'id he thought the committee
should draw1 a bill to stop lobbying hv In
surance representatives. He would be glad
to assist the committee all he could.
"What would yod suggest?" Mr. Hughes
"I would be glad to make some sugges
tions after an opportunity to think things
"You think it ought to be stopped?"
"I know It." replied the witness amid
the laughter of the committee and spec
tators. The Mutual Reserve was again examined
In 1W9, the witness said, because of infor
mation snd complaints received by the de
partment. Some of those complaints came
from officers of the company.
"I had hoped to get things in shape so as
to get President Rurnham out of the com
pany," said Mr. Payn.
"Why did you want to get him, out?" Mr.
"Because I thought him a crook." re
sponded Mr. Faym
He said it was after this examination
that the report was turned over to the
Adjournment was taken until tomorrow,
when Mr. Payn will resume his testimony.
Mokes Corrects Testltnouy.
During the testimony of Howard K.
8tokes, third vice president of the Rankers
Life. Insurance company of the city of. New
Yark, before the legislative investigating
committee on Thursday lust, Mr. Stokes
was erroneously quoted to the effect that
the. company's expenses exceeded Us prem
ium income. Mr. Stokes said today that
the company during 1W4 received ITSo.iKK)
from premiums and that Its expenses wero
$J(3.(Xt. Of the balance neurjy $3'.(,o was
paid to policy holders and I-2ih'ki was added
to the company's assets.
Miss Nellie N'eilson and John A. Kruce
of Topeka, Kan., were married at the home
of the bride's father, Andrea' N oil sun.
North Thirty-third street, last evening.
Rev. John K. llummon performed the cere
mony. One hundred friends of the family
The marriage of Miss Kvelin Wlckstrom
and FTed A. Rondo, both of Oakland, took
place at the parsonage of the Kountie
Memorial Lutheran church last night. The
pastor. Rev, John K. llummon, performed
the ceremony. . Iv,
tleorge Perry and Miss Marty Roks, isith
of Omaha, wore married Christmas night
by Rev. E. R. Curry, pastor of the Calvary
Bnptlt church. 'The ceremony took place
at the home of Mr. Bhelfe, 2234 Ijike street.
To t'srs a Cold In ne par
take LAXATIVE bROMO Quinine Tablets
Druggists refund money If it fails to cure.
E. W. Grove's signature is on each box. lie.
Ranker Hilled br Train.
Bl-OOMIN'OTON. III., pec. 27 -Harry
Collisnn. a prominent banker at Rantoul
and Thomasboro. was struck by a train
at the latter place last night and instantly
DsntisU say "It is the best denti
frice and antiseptic in the world
for the teeth and gums leaves the
enamel white and gleaming:; also
Jeaves a delicious after taste."
In hand metal mm ar bottles, SSe.
Dr Graves' Tooth Powder Co.
SALARIES ARE TOO LOW
Aisigtaat Postmaster Grners.1 Eji Office
Clirki Are Underpaid.
STANDARD OF EFF.CIENCY IS DECREASING
Kmeraency pprnprl I Inn of gT.ViNm
Is Asked for to Proilde Mall
Facilities for llnlna
WASHINUTo.N. D. ('.. v, :7.--In his
annual report, made public today. Fltst
Assistant Postmaster General Hitchcock
si tlutthe Ion salaries paid clerks In
first Hnd second-class postuftices is de
creasing the standard of rtnVlonov. It is
Impossible, 1P says, to Induce efficient men
to enter this branch of the service when
the salary to begin with is but ' per
year, with no errtainty of promotion Tor
perhaps several years.
Mr. Hitchcock strongly recommends a
discontinuance of the practice of install
ing postnfllces In public buildings devoted
In part to other branches of the govern
ment service. The best type of quarters
for postnfflce purposes, he says, is, a sin
gle large room In a one-story building.
Much embarrassment has been occasioned
the postal authorities to provide enier
Rency mall facilities In mining towns, and
Mr. Hitchcock rooinmtnds an emergency
appropriation of $T5,0u0 to meet such re
quirements. There hss been an Increase of more than
lSOoo.ono n the amount of domestic and
of more than 5.npr..ft'0 In the amount of
foreign money orders Issued during tho
year over the one preceding.
While the number of undelivered letter."
which found their way to the dead letter
office during the year was smaller than
during the previous year, the number of
undelivered letters with valuable enclosures
sreatly Increased. General prosperity of
the country Is given as one reason;' an
oth T is the suppression by the depart
ment of mnrfri1, U!in)t ,,,e lnHll f(ir
fraudulent purposes. Mail for such con
cerns containing money, money orders nnd
commercial paper was received at the dead
letter office in unusual quantities. Nearly
11.000.0rai pieces of mnil were received at
the dead letfr r.ffloe during the year.
Including l.tMi that failed of delivery in
the Panama canal sone.
"Over 1,Snn,ono cases of alleged Indecent
and scurrilous matter received attention.
In th summer the Influx of offensive
pictorial postcards became so great ss to
call for a special order by the department
looking to the abatement of the nuisance.
As a result of this order many thousands
of objectionable cards have been with
drawn from the malls by the postmasters
and forwarded to the department for de
struction." hons nnd Stevens Arrive.
Chairman Shouts, accompanied by Chief
Engineer J. F. Stevens of the Isthmian
Cunal commission has urrived in Wash
ington, jir. Stevens has come to Wash
ington to give his views to the commis
sion on the type of canal that h, 01,1,1 h
constructed. Mr. Stevens. It mav bo defi
nitely stat-d. Is in favor of n e,...i
and nt a moderately high level.
Old War Claim Is Revived.
Secretary Show and the Cnltcd States
treasury arc defendants in a suit in.m
today In the federal court hero to recover
irom the government tho value or twenty
five steamboats alleged to have been take 11
from James K. Montgomery dnt-m 11,..
civil war by men renresentino- rir,...-.ii-
to be military officers of the Cnited States.
.nr. .Montgomery, who Is now dead, was a
prominent steamboat owner nnH h,.i ., ,
St. Louis. The suit is brought by the
trustee or the. Montgomery estnte, who
seeks to recover $30,(Vio for the heirs. The
petition states that Mr. Montgomery op
posed secession, but was compelled to cast
his lot with the confederacy as his prop
erty Interests were chiefly in Mississippi.
He became a commodore In thp confederate
navy, but was the first confederate officer
to take the oath of allegiance to t lie
t'nlted States after the war. He took the
oath In the presence of General V. 8.
Grant, his neighbor, who was the first
federal officer to congratulate Commodore
Montgomery on his return to the support
of tho union.
President tinrdon Relieved.
The trustees of Howard university today
accepted the resignation of President John
Gordon, to take effect at the end of the
present school year, In May, 191-8, und
granted him a leave of absence from Jan
uary 1. I!. until the school year ex
pires. Dean Frederick D. Fairfield of the
col leg-late department of the imiverslty
was named as acting president of the uni
versity and will asume his new duties at
Mr. Gordon offered his resignation after
a demonstration made against him by the
students In the university several weeks
ago. At that time he was hissed and
Jeered us he entered the chapel. This
outbreak was the culmination of alleged
grievances against Dr. Gordon which dtte
back to the time he came to the university
from Tabor college, Iowa, two years ago.
Most of the students In Howard uni
versity are negroes and some of them
charged that Pr. Gordon did not show
proper respect for their race.
Traffic Men In W aaliliiuton.
A delegation of western railroad men.
headed by J. C. Stubbs, traffic director of
the Harriman lines, who arrived here to
day, will confer tomorrow morning with
tho Interstate Commerce commission re
garding several of the laws regarding rail
rouds whicli members of the cummin; ion
claim are not strictly adhered to. The con
ference will lie informal and its purpose
will be to arrive at a better understanding.
HANLY ASKS FOR REsTgNATION
Secretary of state of Indinnn Hr.
quested to Step Oovrn
INDIANAPOLIS. Dec. 27.-The News
says that ie developed today that Gov
ernor Hanly has asked for the. resigna
tion of Secretary of State Daniel K. Storms. '
This was after n two-hour conference of
Governor Hanly, Attorney General Miller i
and Mr. Storms H is not known whether
or not Mr. Storms will tender his resigna-
tlon. When seen today Immediately after I
the conference be would not say anything.
Wlille Mr. Storms would not admit the
truth of the report, and while Governor
Hanly and Attorney General Miller re
fused to talk about the matter, it Is known
that the resignation had been requested.
Alleged Irregularities discovered by an
investigating committee In the auditor's
office with reference to the condition In the
secretary of state's office are thought to
be the real reason for the requested resig
nation. Mr. Storms, as has been slated, owed
the state on October 1, when his quarterly
settlement was due, the sum of 77,0nu. To
raise the amount he turned over to J. J.
Appell, as trustees, serltles on which
141.000 was realized, and the balance was
borrowed from friends of the; secretary of
state. The next settlement is due January I.
Land CrrllScates Worthless.
LA CROSSIJ.. Wis.. rec. 27 Henry A.
Ealzer. who has until now believed he had
not been a loser In Oregon land certificate
forgeries, received word today from Oregon
that all hia cen irtcstes, for which he paid
flV'80, are wuitUies
AT THE BEGINNING
Of tin- ypar niiiiiy ppoplo ivnew their
In this connection we ol.cr our services
to those nlreatly having invest incuts, or
to those wishing to invest for the first
We have heen in husiness fourteen
venrs; have haiulletl in that time
S..') i(l,(i()(i.(io without the loss of a penny
to anyone; have never jiaitl a less dividend
titan ier cent per annum: have accumu
lated a hYserve and Undivided Profit
Account of f-.V,Oon.0O antl Net Resources
of over 10.000.00.
We cheerfully refer you to any bank or
commercial agency in this city.
Write or call for full information.
THE CONSERVATIVE SAVINGS &
20,) South Sixteenth Street, Omaha.
WHY MORALLS DUAMPED
Dominican Cabinet Es'uied to Eipporl
Policy the President.
VICE PRESIDENT NOW FiLLS THE OFFICE
Government Sends on boat mdnrnh
Irom .Norfolk to Reinforce ghlua
of American Navy In
Ill l.l.K'l IN.
WAiSlilNUTON, Pec. 27. The Navy de
partment lias received a cablegram from
Commander chambers of the Nashville,
d.U'd ut 1'uerto I'lala last nignt stating
thai he had been Inlurmed from a gov
ernment source tiial j'residrnt Morales
had been suol and seriously wounded.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 37,-The State de
partment tooay received by cahlc Horn ban
Domingo advices which throw much-needed
light un the revolutionary disturbances
reported from there yesterday. These were
to ll:c etlect that the diplomatic coins had
been notified by t lie Dominican minister for
toieign .idaiis, General Tejaru, mat the
president, .ioraic, having abandoned tho
capital, leaving the government without an
uctlng iiuad, tiie cabinet had called upon the
vice president. General Caceres, to take
charge, penuing the temporary failure of
Morales to cxerciso his functions. The
city of San Domingo was quiet and the
cabinet ofticci'M were exercising tbeir func
tions without Interruption.
1'ici-lileni Morales was reported to b at
Jalma. ten or twelve miles from the capital,
among a baud of revolutionists, who were
It wns reported that the new governor
appointed by the cabinet to replace Gov
ernor Teres, who was dismissed by decree,
had' been peacefully Installed at Puerto
I'lata. t Yesterday's advices were to the
effect that Peres had barricaded the town
and was a limit to resist the cabinet with
tho expectation that lie would be Joined by
Morales. General Caceres Is understood to
bo at Puerto Plata, and as the Clyde line
steamer Cherokee, with Captain Colton, the
controller of customs, aboard, Is due to
touch at that port today, it Is understood
that he will take passage immediately for
San Domingo City, almost two days' dis
tant. As the situation is understood there
has been no actual change In the dominant
power in San )omingo as the result of
Morales' abandonment. The fact is the
party known as Horacia, of which General
Caceres, the vice president. Is the principal
figure, has ull along controlled the cabinet,
und this cabinet in turn, owing to the
peculiarity of Hie Dominican constitution,
has completely dominated the presidential
office. As Morales wns ambitious to con
duct his own government, ho fell under
suspicion of disloyalty to his party and
also wjs suspected of Intending to Join the
opposition, or Jlminez party. Finding him
self without power because the cabinet
controlled the party. Morales anticipated
removal fy the party leaders and fled to
the revolutionists with-the Intention of se
curing a sufficient force to re-enter the
capit ,1 and drive out his enemies.
The gunboat Paducsh left Norfolk today
for Monte Christ!. The Navy department
has advised Rear Admiral Rradford of her
departure und thnt It will be at his dis
posal as soon as it arrives in Dominican
waters. The Paducah Is a sister ship to
the Dubuipie and will be nttached to tho
squadron g.iardlng Americnn interests in
the West Indies.
The Navy department today received 11
brief dispatch from Puerto Plata, Santo
Domingo, announcing the departure from
that port for Monte Christi of the gunboat
Duliucjue. No details of its mission havo
yet been received.
FlKhtiuav on Islaud.
SAN DOMINGO, Tuesday. Dec. J6.
Fighting is reported to have occurred last
flight ten miles west of this city. Amer
ican Minister Dawson and other foreign
ers have left their country seHts and have
come to town.
Governor Pertes of Porto Plata, who re.
fused to relinquish his position, although
Jismlssed. has surrendered peacefully and
has left Porto Plata.
TronMe In Sonth America.
WASHINGTON-. Dec. 27.-The Stale u.
I.rtnient is informed thai trouble has
broken out again between Colombia and
Venezuela owing to the effort of President
Castro to secure the return to Venezuela
of one of his generals who had lied to
Colombia. One of the Veneiuelan consuls
"I hsd for 7r nfforad true whst medu-al si. n
esll.d Py.pepcis snd Catarrh of tl.r t.l.ina--h. Is
Auru.tl f ur?li.t-l s bei of l'ii.aieti su4 t'-ir
prttitd la nnd tiiai. I l,ad '"- - wUiltit,
imriDliig uiati ia.'l ine. .Tbak eur dm-Lor ur
pri.n Klifn I "ijt'WPd him thlrl fel. and lo anottotr
un? lbf rrnjalleiar. about lh aania lansth ' I la-
ronn mat ban ten tapping u y vl.antv for yf-ara.
have enjoy.d 1 tio bast of liaallo vr ihif a. f truas
tills toatim'iiiii.1 wlil ano.al to ether aiiftrra.
t ta B.a k.UMrk UIJ 1'IMnitr r
n. ai r&uauaipn.a. ra.
rtsaasnl. Pa'alal.la rot.ol TsatoOnral noOatvl.
Siarar oirkan. Wcaaan or 6rtn. lf ? Mc. Nevar
f i- in teirk Tha g.nuina laolel ataiopad C L) C.
ussra ilaad to eura or four nuuay tak.
Starling Remedy Co., Chicago or N.Y. S94
muiiku,un Minion boxes
ft J The Bowels j, j
CANDY CAT MAS TIC .f
has been recalled and notice has been
given by President Castro thnt he will
withdraw tho Venezuelan consul St Bogota.
TYPOTHETAE READY FOR FIGHT
eiv York Kmplolna Printers Vote to
Resist Demand nf the Typo
graphical 1 nlon. .
NKW VORK, Dec. 27. At a meeting of
the tytothetae of this city tonight a final
vote was taken on the question of resisting
the demands of the printers for an eight
hour day. beginning January 1, and it wns
stated after the meeting that the vote in
favor of resistance was practically unani
mous. Frank K. Doubleday of Doublejny.
Page A Co.. acting as spokesman for the
typothetae, said tonlsht: .. ..
Wo are going to fight, and we are in the
fight to stay, moreover. We have been for
three months preparing for this struggle
ami we do not feel at the present time that
we have any cause to worry. We have
been training men for the last three months
in llnotypo schools. They are now well
equipped to take the places of the men who
m:iy quit us on January 1. We are not
afraid of the strike.
Children Barn to IH-ath.
ROSR CITY. Mich.. Dec. 27.-Two chil
dren of Mr. and Mrs. George Fayette
burned to death at Miller's Mill this arter
noon a little girl, 4 years of sge, and a bov
1 year old. The baby was burned to crisp
In a high chair and the little girl was
smothered to death. Tho mother hnd
locked them In the house alone. It is sup
posed the little girl set flra to the house.
Hyde Palls for Havre.
NEW TORK. ree. 27 James Hazen Hyde
will sail tomorrow on the steamer Iji
Touralne for Havre. He will go to Paris
for an Indefinite perloC
Quarter Sizes, with tie loop
15 CENTS EACH: l FOR a QUHBTTR
Mitiss ur l utlliau iUnAScsrtuilTS
I OOYD'S Woodward oi B irgvaa
SUNDAY MATINEE AND NIGHT.
The Jules Murrv Coined v Co. la
THE MARRIAGE OF KITTY.
Matinee 25c, lioe.
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TUB WOODWARD STOCK CO.
FIFTEENTH RIG WEEK
Matinee Today and Double Orchestra.
Vext Week ARK YOU A MASON?
Two Nights Wed. A Tliur. Dec. 17 M.
Wx OMAHA EAGLES OFFER.
CHIMES OF NORMANDY
BEXtKIT UOOMTING Fl'Mx'
Regular Prices. Bex Offlga Open Saturday.
'l'hone 40 1.
j Every Night Ma tinees Sun., Thur
MODERN VAIinFVII I f"'
I'l-aucisea Redding & Co.. Charles Baron's
Puriesuue Menagerie, entries 1 collar d
Fletcher. Kstelie Wordette & Co Joe
Flynii The Dorla Trio. TVn Mitchells
and the Kinodrome.
Prices-pic. J6c. 60c. :
l iioes-ioo. ac uc.
Msts. Anv Beat. Sua.'
TIIMI.Hr T 8,15;
The Great Rural Comedy Drama, -
QUINCT ADAMS .SAWYER.
Sunday- Murray a..( Mseg in "ArouM
GREAT MAS.;iE,UI)K 1 ,.
ON ROLLER BKATKri
THURSDAY NIGHT, DEC. 28
Admission to arena floor
. ...'U cents
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