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The Omaha Daily Bee. Your Monty' Worth THE OMAHA DEE, Best & West A Papor for tho Homo THE OMAHA DEE Best i". West ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871. OMAHA. SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER HO, 1905 -TWELVE PAGES. SINGLE COrY THREE CENTS. REDS ARE DEFEATED Attempt to Overthrow QoTernment Bnuia Fails Utterly. of REVOLT IN MOSCOW IS SUPPRESSED Elaotrio Light Berriae Betamed and Tod iitiom An Beaomiag Normal PEOPLE FAIL TO SUPPORT MOVEMENT Strika Declared Withoit ?rparation and Army Bemalned LoyaL WORST CONDITION ALONG THE BALTIC Bevolntlonlsta In These Provinces how Great Strength Revolt of Peasants Probable la the aprla. BCM.ET1. MOSCOW. Dec. 29. The electric lighting system wm restored at 8 o'clock this after noon. The streets are gradually assuming their normal condition. It Is probable that the railroads will aoon commence their reg ular schedules. Work has besn resumed In most of the factories. The town council Is organizing a system for the relief of the families of the victims of the recent disturbances. BT. PETERSBURG, TJec. it. The sup pression of the insurrection at Moscow and the certainty that similar uprisings else where will be crushed mark the collapse of the first attempt of the "reds" to over throw the government arms and adminis ters a defeat from which it Is not be lieved in government circles the revolu tionaries can quickly recover. Now that the smoke of battle Is clear ing away the utter hopelessness of the conflict seems to be apparent. The popu lace held aloof and not a single military unit actually joined the revolutionaries. ' Even the general strike crumbled under their feet by their challenging and pre cipitating a conflict before the proletariat tiraanlzattpns were prepared. The govern ment secured a comparatively easy though ruthless victory, and It is believed In high official circles that the organisations have been so demoralised and disrupted by the blow and by the arrest of their most able leaders that it would be impossible for them to attempt the coup planned for the anniversary of "bloody Sunday." In des peration undoubtedly the ' revolutionaries will again bare recourse to acts of terror which they will spring at the most unex pected moment. The country has quieted down, and the cabinet now hopes that tho selections to the douma are assured and that the gov ernment can devote its time to the sup pression ct the revolt In the Baltic prov inces, and more especially to the solution of the agrarian question. If means cannot be found to in aome measure satisfy the land hunger of the peasants before .spring " the lint vcYsM' opinion is that the peasants eve y where will rise. The landed propria- iuib win iu im cunvincn 01 mis 10 eucn an extent mat tne lanaiuras in tne neigh borhood of Minsk are calling their tenants together and voluntarily arranging the distribution of a portion of their private holdings upon terms satisfactory to the peasants. Costly Victory for Caar. Peter Struve, editor of the Osvobojdnle (Emancipation), who has again shifted his position, publishes a ringing article this afternoon in which he admits the defeat ' of the attempt aimed at the overthrow of the government. He says the attempt, of course, was madness and was bound to be extinguished In blood. Nevertheless, he alleges, there was a heroic spirit behind it which should terrify the government. "Another such victory and the govern ment is lost," says M. Struve, who. In conclusion, summons all the forces of emancipation to bury their dissensions and to unite in a final struggle. The report that lieutenant General Mistchenko has been wounded Is not true. The League of Leagues has split, one portion favoring a continuance of the strike and another the abandonment of violent tactics and co-operation In peaceful prep aration for the work of the douma. With the evident object of Inflaming sentiment abroad, the revolutionary agents are put ting out a story to the effect that the gov- ernment is deliberately plotting a general massacre of Jews. These agents display what purports to be the text of an appeal by a rabbi addressed to the Jews to tight against the cross, which they declare Is be ing printed by the ministry of marine for distribution among the Ignorant classes, with the object of producing a concerted at tack. Investigation falls to substantiate the charge that the government is circulat ing any such document. There was a slight relapse on the Bourse today. Imperial 4a were quoted at 8014 Many I prlalaga Planned. The government haa Intercepted telegrams showing that the social democrats and workmen's council have arranged for upris ings at Kleff, Kazan and Krasnoyarsk and for a general Insurrection In Poland, which will be proclaimed December 11. At Kleff and Kazan the authorities believe the move ment has been nipped In the bud by the ar rest of the ringleaders and the seisure of arms. At the former place one of the lead ers was a porter In the governor general's house. At Riga the proclamation of a gen eral strike was accompanied by an open effort on the part of the fighting organisa tion to seise the city. Barricades sprang up In all the streets as If by magic and lighting between the revolutionists and the gendarmes, troops and police has begun. " - """' ----- . - r V , , " ! . .v u nrn,, hm.m fean shot and aertonslv wnunHuH ' ' aiiw ivvvmiiuiiwn miu iu uave also completed preparations for a general strike at Simferopol, south Russia, and through out the Crimea. Revolatloalata Hold Town. Vr a week past Zlatoust, a town of 17,000 inhabitants, government of Oofa. In the Ural mountains, has been In the hands of tbe revolutionists, according to Information received by the Molva (Russ). They have formed a local republican government and the red flag Is flying over the government arms factory, the officials of which are bekl as hostages.' The former local authorities threatened to summon Cossacks, but the revolutionists declared that If Cossacks ap ' peared the officials of the factory would all be killed. Condltlona at Moaeow. 1 p. m.i-The correspondent of the As sociated Press at Moscow telegraphs tht Lhe scattered revolutionists there are only able to keep up a feeble show of (resistance .'onUaued a sWooad Paga4 'sluggers are found guilty Officials of Cblraao Labor I'nlnn Given Prison sentences fop At tacking: onnnlnn Man. CHICAGO. Dec Five officials of the Workers' union of , their alleged hired been on trial In the Carriage ami V. Chicago and tuff i sluggers, wno ic- crlmlnal court fj, guilty tonlehl Ihe penltcntlar ti-hs inflicted onff the alleged gu' telvlng a i'nt "tisplracy, were found rntenced to terms In e severest punishment les fJllhooli'V. leader of sluggers. Besides re io the penitentiary he The other union men llty were Henry New etary of the Carrlas-e was also lined who were fow man. flnancls and Wagon Workers' union No. 4; Charles Casey, secretary of the union; . Edward Shields, recording secretary; Chailes II Deutsch, member of the executive board; John Helden, member of the executive k'wt, and Mircus .Looney, one of the. al leged hired sluggers. Frank Novak, knottier member of the ex ecutive board, was found not guilt-. The specific case on which the men were tried Is only one of many similar instances that have occurred in Chicago within the last few years. Last April while Chris J. Curl- strom, a nonunoln carriage worker, was re turning home from work from a factory where a strike was In proirress he was at tacked by two men and severely Injured. Ha died two weeks later from pneumonia, contracted, it was said, from exposure while lying on the frozen ground after he had been left unconscious by his assailants. Last summer, when the department store teamsters' strike was at Its height and an investigation of the picket methods of the various unions of the city was being made by the state's attorney, George Mellor, a former president of the Carriage and Wagon Workers' union, turned state's evi dence and told of the Inner workings of the union. During the disclosure Mcllor claimed the union maintained, what he called a "wrecking crew," which he alleged meant a regular organization of men who were hired as sluggers In order to intimidate nonunion men who might desire to take the places of strikers. He then cited the Carlstrom atfnlr as an instance of th "wrecking crew." indictments were se cured against the officials of the union and the all ged slugger and on Hcptemlwr 18 th efforts to secure a Jury were begun. Dur ing the eleven weeks thut It took to accure a Jury 1,931 veniremen were examined and the total expense of the case to Cook county up to date has been $3n,O00. BOSTON CCPPERBROKER FAILS Firm of It. R. I.elghton Co.. with Branches In Many t itles, Unable to Meet ObllKatloas. BOSTON, Dec. 29. The recent rise in copper stocks on the Boston Stock exchange was an Important contributing cause to the suspension today of tho stock broker age firm of II. R. Leighton & Co., which assigned for the benefit of Its creditors. Although tho firm is not a member of any stock exchange, the assignment was ad- Judged of considerable importance from the fact that tbe Arm has some forty branch offices, all - but three of them In New England cities and towns. ' The 'put- side offices are at Montreal, Halifax, N. S., an gt Johns N. F. The assignee is Charles E. Allen, a lawyer of this city. The firm stated that the suspension was due to the failure of a member of the Boston Stock exchange to meet his obllga tions to the company and to outstanding Investments In copper to a greater or less extent upon which necessary money could not be realized. No financial statement was issued, but it is thought the liabilities may reach $500,000. Nearly all the larger cities of New England are affected by the suspension. There are several hundred creditors scattered throughout New Eng land and Canada. The failure had no ef feet upon the stock market. FORTY-FIVE YEARS FOR HART Long Sentence for Chicago Doctor Who Pleaded Gnllty to Killing Lit t la Girl. CHICAGO. Dec 29. Dr. Oliver B. Hart, aon of a wealthy resident of St. Louis, who pleaded guilty two weeks ago to the murder of Irene Klowkow, 10 years old, In his residence in Rogers Park last October, was sentenced today by Judge Barnes in the criminal court to forty-five years in the penitentiary. The child was left alone tne house wltn Hart- wno- 11 w" charged trial, drugged ner with morphine and then maltreated her. The morphine resulted in the child's death, and when neighbors broke Into the house a tew hours later they found Hart In a semi-conscious condition from the effects of some drut,' he having made an attempt to commit sul cide. A number of physicians who testified at the trial agreed that he was not mentally responsible, and that he had the mind of a boy about 12 years of age. PRESIDENT HUNTS TURKEYS Chief Execntlve Taking- Strennona F.serrtae la the Moaatalna of Old Virginia. CHARLOTTSV1LLE. Va., Dec. 29.-The president and Mrs. Roosevelt took a long horseback ride today, and Archie and Theodore had a lively rabbit hunt. It now said to be the president's intention o return to Washington Saturday, instead of Sunday night, as he originally Intended to do. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., and Mis Ethel left North Garden tonight at o'clock to return to Washington. The president enjoyed a hunting trip for wild turkey yesterday. The locality se lected was on top of Green mountain, , about three miles from Pine Knob. H ' accompanied by Peyton 8. Coles, well k rid..nt of Albemarle county, ' . . . i ftmj Dy jjr. Oiikohundro. Later in the day the two boys, Kermlt and Archie, departed on a hunting trip in the neighborhood of Keene, not a great distance from Pine Knob. FATAL FIRE AT MINNEAPOLIS One Dead and Many Injured as Reaalt of Blase In Teaement. MINNEAPOLIS. Dec 2.-One dead, two badly burned and fifteen or more Injured or overcome by smoke, is the result of a fire in the "Higgins" tenements this morning. The Are started In the apartments of Mrs. Lorraine Buckliff. $23 Minnehaha avenue. In the midst of the big tenement and spread with great rapidity. Twenty-seven families were rescued from their beds and sent shivering and half inothered Into the outer air, where the thermometer Indicated 14 degrees above Mi Ok I INSURANCE 1N01IRY ENDS Final Sesiloa of Cemaittee Today Will Ba Derotsd to Bfceituag Exhibits. TWO SMALLER COMPANIES EXAMINED Officers of the Manhattan aad the I.lfr Insurance Clab Esplala Methods of Doing Business. NEW YORK. Dec. 3. With the adjourn ment of the legislative committee on Insur ance Investigation tonight, the investigation of ' last of the old line companies was comjj cd. Tomorrow, the last day of the committee's session, will be given over to the presentation of exhibits that have not heretofore been prejiared by several com panies, and these are so numerous that they will not be read for the record, but after introduction by the witnesses will ba marked for Identification. Today the examination of the United States Life Insurance company was com pleted and the Manhattan Life Insurance company was taken up. ".'resident sioaes of the latter company was a witness. The last old line company taken up was the ife Insurance club of New York. This ppeared to be a system of securing Insur ance without agents by means of adverlts- ng. In the examination of Its president. Robert Wlghtman. it was brought out that he system is antagonistic to the larger companies. Isplla oa Witness Stand. When the legislative Investigating com mittee began Its sessions today Adrian Iselin, of the Itnnklng llrm of A. lselln Sc Co., member of the finance committee of the Mutual Life Insurance company, presented statement of his experience In underwrit- .. ,,.,. i .1,. vfiut t ir In. ng syndicates In which the Mutual Lire in- suranr e company also took part. He was not required to testify further today. i P.M,.ni John P Mi.nn of the United - I States Life Insurance company, was called and asked about the agency contracts of als company. Henry' B. Stokes, president of the Man hattan Life Insurance company of New York, followed Mr. Munn. . Mr. Stokes said the capital stock of the Manhattan company Is $liin,o00. He said no political contributions have been made or have any legislative expenses been Incurred. Mr. Stokes' salary Is JlS.ocjO. In addition to salaries a sum is distributed among the offl- crs annually by authority of the board If he business warranted It. This sum aver Iast year 1 u, ainbai r,..uri nt thin fund 11 SW. and n the present year up to June 1 he has re- I celved $2,638. This sum Is calculated to be about 3-i per cent of the gain In business. The company's entire payroll of officers in i 1904 was $51,091. The company's accounts are audited every month by the auditing committee of the board. Haven Corrects Testimony. George C. Haven of the. Mutual Life cor rected his statement of yesterday that the , i.. iu. vr....ni - n .M...UM w -K- pointed Dy i-rcsineni McCurdy. He has learned 4hat the salary committee was p-I. pointed by the ' finance committee about twenty years ago. Richard Wlghtman, president of the Life Insurance club of New Y'ork, testified that this wus an old line company. Mr. Wight man was formerly a free lance agent of the New York Life company and secured busi ness from all over the United States and Canada by advertising in magazines and organizing clubs. . Mr. Wlghtman said the contract was suddenly terminated. He knew no rpason for this. Mr. Wlghtman said he then went with the Reliance of Pittsburg, where he wrote twice as much business as he did with the New York Life company. His compensa tion with the New York company was a 55 per cent commission and nine renewals at 7 ner cent, from which he averaged about loo a month and from which he paid all expenses. He later organized nis present company and said he was forced to do this by the big companies, who forbade the ap- pearance of his advertising where theirs appeared. Since the organization of the Ufe Insur ance club of New Y'ork this objection has not been withdrawn. The company's capital of $100,000, he said. Is paid up and it has no liabilities nor death claims. . With the completion of Mr. Wightman's examination the Investigation of the old line companies is, finished and adjournment was taken until tomorrow, which will be the last day of the Investigation. DARING NEW YORK BURGLARS Tenderloin Jewelry Store la l$ohbed of Diamond Rings nnd Watches. NEW YORK, Dec. 29. For the second tlm within three months and thn seventh ti. ithin three, venr. the tewelrv tn of Schwars Bros.. 1368 Broadway, in the heart of the tenderloin district, was robbed early today, and about $4,000 worth of dia monds, rings and watches were stolen. The loss on the seven robberies, according to a member of the firm, aggregates $30,000. The robbery was most daring, as this part of the city Is the busiest and most . brilliantly lighted throughout the entire j night. Working during the height of a terrific rainstorm, when most of the pe- i da.trl.ni had soiiorht shatter, the hurvlar. 1 ,.i. - ntrnc to the .tnr. K ting through a steel folding gate that barred the approach to the front door and then cut through a heavy wire screen that protected the plateglass in the front door. They then smashed the half -inch thick glass. In cutting the wires in the screen over the window the burglars set off a burglar alarm, yet they escaped with their booty before the police or the agent of the burg lar alarm reached the scene. NEW RULE FOR SOLDiER'S BODY Mea Who Die In Inlted States Caanot He Moved at Government Expense. WASHINGTON. Dec. 3,-The body of a soldier killed In active service cannot ixi sent home to his relatives at government expense for burial if he dies in the I'nitifl States. Moreover, the body must be placed in the coffin Issued by the quartermaster general's department. This was the decision of the comptroller of the treasury In the case of Private Al bert Laste, Twenty-ninth battery, field ar tillery, who was killed at Fort Riley, Kan., last October. His commanding officer wished to send his body to his relatives for burial and desiring a better coffin than was supplied by the quartermaster's department, which was only allowed to spend $33 fur that purpose, he offered to supply the neces sary additional funds. CHARLES T. YERKES IS DEAD Haa Interested In Rapid Transit of Two Continents Passes Away Friday Afternoon. ) NEW YORK, Dec. :.-Charles T. Yerkes. the noted railway financier of Chicago and London, died today in' his apartments at the Waldorf-Astoria, hotel, where he had been 111 for more than six weeks. Mr. Yerkes suffered from a complication of diseases, growing out of a severe cold which he contracted In London early In the fall. Ills condition had been critical for ten days and the attending physicians gave up all hope several days ago, al though members of the family clung tenaciously to the belief that the remarka ble vitality of Mr. Yerkes would eventually pull him through. Since last night the patient had been kept allva by strong stimulants. Despite statements juUd to have come earlier in the tray from Mrs. Charles T. Yerkes, wife of the capitalist, that sh would not go to tho Waldorf-Astoria, the following official statement was made by Dr. Loomls, who had t tended Mr. Terkes throughout hi Illness: , At the deathbed wers Mrs. Charles T. Yerkes, his wife; Charles Edward Vrrkes, a son, and his wife; Mrs. Charles Konua mlller, a daughter, and myself. At I o'clock Mrs. Yerkes was telephoned' to that her himhand was dying and she re lented and went to the hotel and was present when he died. This was the first time Mrs. Yerkes bad been at he hotel during her husband's Illness. The death was peaceful, but unexpected at the time. Mrs. Yerkes' residence la at Sixty-eighth street and Fifth 'avenue. Speyer & Co., the New York banking firm, which had much to do with the local financing of Mr. Terkes' affairs today made the follow ing statement: The death of Mr. Yerkes Is particularly sad at the time, when his work in con nection with the London Underground railroad Is rapldty approaching completion and important portions of it were being Put ,n, operation. Mr. Yerkes' falling r . , nrt , ni1 ,hA KnuPr. associated with the enterprise that ar- rangemcnts should tie nmun lor relieving n . 01 a P"rtion or nis worn, or lor .0 i- pieting and carrying 11 on In ao of hi death. These arrangements have leen per- leciea ana win oe announcea at me jirur time. NOTED INVENTOR IS ARRESTED Georsre W. Cornwell Accused of Mealttisr Hoads and Jewelry ' from Woman. BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Dec. 2.-Oeorge W. Cornwell, until recently treasurer of the Wheeler 4 Wilson Manufacturing company and an Inventor of note, was ar rested today on the charge of theft of rnlted States bonds and Jewelry to tne total value or Hl,w. . The complainant is Mrs. Gilbert A. Lumpkin, wire ot unteri A. Lumpkin, wno also was known as Lumpkin A. Gill of St. Louis, of the firm of Arnold & Co., who became Involved in legal difficulties with the postofnee department because of alleged "get-rlch-qulck" methods of doing business. Cornwell was held In $10,000 bail 'for a tifia.lnff tnmrtrrnmr 1m m-Ant tn tall In itrt. 1 " - - , fauU of n wu about t( J.i. i IBU A .AM .nil .A 1,'IIMA . . A 11V I ah7VS 111' L v V VII v,s wis 1 u V of January 23 last, and the location of the bonds taken at that time. It is said. , was determined only a few days ago, when 1 Cornwell tried to negotiate one of them, ; according to the police. ' j Mr. and Mrs. Cornwell live upstairs in 1 the same apartment house ss Mr. Lump kin. On the night in question Mrs. Lump kin i entertaining a party of friends, Including the Cornwells. She had placed the I bonds and her Jewelry in a case and hld I den It in a bed. During the prty the case ' disappeared. It so happened that outside ; the house snow had fallen and the police found that no one had left or entered dur ! lng the hours of the party. The recent appearance of one of the missing registered , bon,g and the fact tn!lt CornwpU had en rnnr.rnpH with th ncimtiiH,,,, of it t- j to n,g arrP.t j tne mU.lng rroperty repr.sl,nt8 , a Mrg Lumpkn's wealth left after the , wm.k of nU8banr, business and her , ,enaraton from hlm. I - GAMBLING HOUSES WIDE OPEN Jerome Charges that Pool Rooma In Sew York Are Owned by Political Leaders. NEW YORK, Dec. a.-That the gambling houses and poolrooms in this city are as wide open today as ever and that many of the employes in these places are given posi tions by political leaders as a part of the patronage of their district was charged by District Attorney Jerome in the court of general sessions today. There were a large number of poolroom and gambling house eases on the calendar and Mr. Jerome ap peared in person as the prosecutor. It was when three men who had been Indicted for bonkmaklng in an Eighth avenue resort Pleaded guilty that the district attorney ad ! pressed the court. "These men plead guilty I employes, sain ne. iney are wuai t term statesman criminals. They are put into these pool rooms by political leaders as a part of the patronage of their district and it is almost Impossible to tell whether they are poli ticians or criminals. Poolrooms and gam bling houses are at present as numerous as ever. The police organize a series of fa'.se nitria .bti't Into hout;efc. mreck furniture put a few gentlemen In durance vile ai.i call it an attempt to get evidence. in this case I ask your honor tu impose a fine of j "'-" 1 lf " -n'.ot pay the ' kAilr.ii iif tna IfQ M lea am ill If lias Si iict at sn i . w backer of the game will. If he does not eome forward and pay I will bring him here myself In a manner that will surprise him." Fines of $lo0 each were Imposed In several cases. LEAVES MONEY FOR HER PETS Vaudeville Performer Wills SUS.OIIO to Friend for C'nre of Dos; njid Ulrds. NEW Y'ORK. Dec. J9. The fact that Cecelia A. Wolsey, who was formerly a I performer on the vaudeville stage, under, the name of Lillian Western, bequeathed 1 $16,000 for the care of h, , dog. parrot and a cage ot live Dims, necame Known today when her will was filed. Miss Wolsey died a week ago. Harriet E. Gates, a friend of the dead woman, is chajged with care of the animals, and Miss Wolsey will provides that she shall have the use of the $15.0oo (or that purpose. After the death of Mrs. Gates, the will stimulates, the remainder of the money shall go to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, to care for Miss Wol sey s peis ii iney ouiuve Mrs. uates, and lf not to care for other homeless animals, Miss Wolaev was a "uimdpal r-.i llit" Mtss vtoisey as a musical specialist on the vaudeville stage, and retired from It a year ago. haviug only ber bets a , r comiauM' CHURCH UNION PERFECTED Northara Presbyterians aid Cumberland! Agra Upoa ergsr Plan. SUBJECT TO RATIFICATION OF ASSEMILIES Governing; Body to Be Known as the t ailed Uenernl Assembly Committee Practically t nanlmoas. ST. LOTJIS, Mo., Dec. 29.-After a division of almost 100 years steps were consum mated today In the Joint session of gen eral committees which, when formally rati fied, will unite the Northern Presbyterian church. United States of America, and the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Almost two days have been consumed by subcommittees In ar ranging details for the union. Their re ports were submitted to the general com mittees representing each church this aft ernoon. Within two hours the two gen eral committees had' met in Jci it session and agreed upon a basis for the union of the two denominational bodies. This agree ment will be reported to the funeral as sembly of the Presbyterian church, meet ing at Des Moines, la on May IT, 190ti, and of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, meeting in Decatur, 111., on tho same date, for formal ratification by these two ex ecutive assemblies, which will be followed by the official announcement that the union of the churches has been consummated. The general committee of tne Cumber land Tresbyterian church had its full quota of twenty-one members present, the chair man being Rev. Dr. W. II. I'.lack of Mar shall, Mo. Only sixteen of the twenty-one members of the Presbyterian general com mittee were present, the others being de tained away. Rev. Dr. W. H. Roberts of Philadelphia Was chairman. ' Tiie Joint session was executive tn char acter. It was stated that on the Joint bal lot on the question of tho proposed union therA was but one dUscnllng vote, that being cast by Elder T. W. Keller of Knox ville, Tenn., a member of tho Cumberland committee. It was further stated that when the Cumberland committee was ap pointed seven men known to be In oppo sition to tho proposed union were placed on the committee. The vote today indi cated that six had changed their minds during the deliberations of the committee. Plan of Inlon. The substance of the report adopted in the Joint session of the general committees iolluws; The report, after carefully reviewing sev eral similar efforts for union of the two churches, recites the legal steps taken at the beginning with the appointment of committees ln19u3. and declares that the effect of all these steps is primarily that the confession of faith of the Pres byterian church, United States of America, as revised in l'J03, and the other doctrinal and ecclesiastical stand ards of that church have been constltu Uonally adopted by the Cumberland Pres byterian church, as has also the joint re port prepared by these two general com mittees two years ago, that the reunion anw"ifltait ylr 4tir i t f.ur:tir has et.n fully agreed, to by both and it is recom mended that immediately arter the fore going effects of the Bteps thus far taken have been announced, the confession of faith and the other doctrinal and ecclesi astical standards of the Presbyterian chun h. United States of America, shall be binding upon the minis ters, , ruling elders, deacons, officers, churches, adjudicators, boards, committees and all other agencies of .the Cumberland Presbyterian church; that when this an nouncement has been made by the mod erator of the general assembly of the Cum berland Presbyterian church and that body shall have adjourned sine die as separate assembly, and before the general as sembly of the Presbyterian church. United States of America, shall ad journ sine die, the moderator of the latter assembly shall announce that all of the Presbyterians of the two churches shall elect commissioners to the united general assembly of 1907 on a basis of one minister and one ruling elder for every twenty-four ministers or moiety thereof; that until the new moderator of the united assembly shall be elected, the moderator of the Presbyterian general assembly shall preside over the united general assembly of 19u7. and It is recommended that the moderator of the Cumberland Presbyterian assembly of 19U6 shall preach the opening sermon of the united general assembly ot 1907, the stated clerk of the Presbyterian assembly with the assistance of the stated clerk of the Cumberland Presbyterian as sembly making up the role of the united assembly. Finally, that when the foregoing has all been adopted and official announcement of the fact telegraphed by each of the as semblies to the other the moderator of each assembly shall be empowered to announce that the reunion and union of the Northern Presbyterian church. United States of America, and the Cumberland Presbyterian church has been fully consummated and will be henceforth In full force and effect. the history and records of both churches to be preserved as the history and records of the united church It Is provided by the general committees that all boards, committers, trustees and other agencies of the Cumberland Presby terian church that have hitherto been re quired to report to the general assembly of ' that church shall report to the united sa sembly in 1907 and thereafter until or unless these boards an'l other institutions shall be united with similar existing Presbyterian organizations. All other details as to prop erty rights of boards, colleges, etc., the question of recommending the place of meeting of the united assembly, sugges tions as to presbyterial and synodical names and lines and other adjustments that may become necessary were referred by the general committees to their sub committees for further consideration and final report to the two general assemblies meeting in Decatur and Des Moines next May. HiBtory of Division. Briefly, the history of the division that has been abrogated by today's proceedings follows: in 1S10 the Cumberland Presbyterian - h"" ,mi withdrawn from the Presbyterian ' church on February 4 of that year. The I X aWS. tiuesiions of practices In ordination of inln. tsters who did not fully conform to class. teal siamiurus i . . .i,u,iu, those who protested insisting that the ex igencies of frontier life demanded ocea slonal exceptions tit the established ruin, i Numerous efforts to unify tho two church ' bodies made since that time have failed, i Fvery effort in this direction was fruit- 1 less until the revision by the Presbyterians , of their confession or lann in jspjj n pencil j ,e way. Immediately following this a i general committee was appointed by each vhureli to rorniumie a uasis uwra wii.cn in ftfet,t m union. These committees met in pt. Louis two days ago and began the steps hat were completed today, the ultimate I results of which will be the union of the two churches In name aad la fact. NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST Teraperatnre at Omaha Yesterday I H onr. ft a. O a. T a. H a. Dear. . m . SI . SO . SI llonr. 1 S p. a P. 4 p. n a. p. T p. M p. p. Des. . . m . . 7 . . JM .. 41 . . 4t . . JW . . T . . nr . . an n. 1 a. 11 a. ST 02 MISS BUSCH CARRIES POINT Will Marry a German Officer After an F.loprment Which Was laanreessfnl. ST. LOUIS. Dec. 29. Announcement was made today that Lieutenant Edusrd Sehsr rer of Stuttgart. Germany, and Miss Wll helmtna ISiifcIi, daughter of Adnlphtis Rusch, the brewer, will be quietly married on New Years day at the Rusch mansion here. This announcement came as a sequel to the elopement of Lieutenant Scharrer and Miss Busch Wednesday night to Belleville, III., sixteen miles across the river, which was frustrated by the fact that they were unable .to secure a marriage license at the late hour ahd therefore returned to Miss Buschs homo. They drove to Belleville and then Miss Busch telephoned her father. 'If you Intend to be married come back to St. lioulft and marry at home. I have no objection to Mr. Scharrer as a son-in-law," replied Mr. Busch. Lieutenant Scharrer arrived from Ger many last Saturday and while stopping at hotel has been a visitor at the Busch home. He has known Miss Busch since childhood. He Is reported to be 29 years of age and she & years. It is stated that after the wedding the couple will probably spend their honey moon at Mrs. Busch's winter home at Pasadena, Cal. Adolphus Busch tonight stated that while his daughter was engaged to be married to Lieutenant Scharrer, that tho announce ment that the wedding was to take place next Monday was premature. He said that while New Year's day had been mentioned during a family conference in regard to tho . proposed wedding, that no date had been finally decided upon, and that the marriage would probably not take place unyi later in the year. NEBRASKAN GETS BIG JOB Mike F.I more Has S400.000 Contract on tionld Road in the East. CUMBERLAND. Md., Dec. 29. (Special Telegram.) The McArthur Bros. Construc tion company of Chicago has made an offi cial statement of subcontracts let for over 100 miles of the new Tidewater railroad, a Gould road, through the lower section of West Virginia and Virginia to Norfolk. The work Involves some of the heaviest rock and tunnel cutting ever undertaken in this country. The following are among some portions sublet: Mason-Hanger-Cole man company. Frankfort, Ky., grading and tunnels, $KO.0HO: P. J. Mlllett. Paris, Ky., bluff work, 2iO.QO0'; D. J. McDonald, Aurora, 111., grading, $53,000," Mlko Elmore, Alliance. Neb., grading, tunnel and bluff work, $000,- 0of; Bates & Rogers, Chicago, masonry. $300,000. ARREST FAKE WIRE TAPPERS New York Detectives Cnptnre Sixteen Men and Rnrlna; Tarda In Broad way Hotel. NEW Y'ORK, Dec. 29.-Conslderable ex citement was caused this afternoon by a spectacular raid by central office detectives I on the headquarters of a gang of alleged wire tapper swindlers In a double parlor apartment of a hotel In Broadway near ln Rrnnri.-.- .' Twenty-seventh street The raiding party took sixteen prisoners st the point of re volvers and seized a quantity of racing paraphernalia, a telephone with a dry bat tery connection and cards announcing the New Orleans racing entries. It was the biggest roundup of alleged fake wire tappers made in several years by the police of this city. In the crowd, the police say, there were three former pickpockets. W. J. BRYAN IS CONSERVATIVE Disappoints Filipinos by Hot Promts . Ins; to Help Them to Pol It. ical Independence, MANILA, Dec. 29. Filipinos who spoke at the banquet given to William J. Bryan de. manded the immediate Independence of the Islands and said they were looking to him to champion their cause with the American people. Mr. Bryan In his response made no promises and the natives were disappointed. Aguinaldo was among those present. The men displayed an American flag supported, by an Insurgent banner. ' Americans here are pleased with Mr. Bryan's conservatism. END OF OVERLAND MARCH Sixth Field Artillery Wll Resell Fort Sam Hoaaton Today After Thousand-Mile Trip. SAN ANTONIO. Tex., Dec. 29.-The Sixth battery of United States field artillery Is j expected to march Into Fort Sam Houston tomorrow after a march of l.oo miles j overland from Fort Riley. The battery left Fort Riley November 13 and is now near Austin. This Is one of the longest marches ever made by a battery of artillery in time of peace. MAN OFFICE FOR OMAHA i I r,i),uo on a Wabash train somewhere be- . C. Vaasant Elected President of ' tween lietroit und Kansas City on Wednes the national Commercial Teach- day niyht. White expresses the bellbf that era' Federation. ' be was robbed by a fellow passenger, a CHICAOO. Dee. 29. The National Com merclat Teachers' federation closed Its -s- 1 slon today. Officers elected: President, A. c. Van Bant, Omaha; vice president, A. A. Arnold. Denver; secretary, J. C. Walker, j Detroit; treasurer, C. A. Faust. New York, Cleveland was chosen as the next place of I Movements of Ocean Vessels Dec. 21, At New York Arrived: Graf W.ildersee, from Bremen. At Genoa Arrived : Brooklyn, from New York. At Havre Arrived: Ijt Bretag'ie. from New York- balled: California, tor New York. At Antwerp Sailed: Lake Michigan, tat El. John. N. B. I At Kingston Balled: Tagus, f r New . York. ! Ai Dover Arrived: Patricia, fiom New I York. At Liverpool Arrived: Ivernia, from Boston. At Lrlstol Arrived: Montfort, from St. John, N. B. At Queetisttiwn Sailed: Cymric, for Bos ton. Arrived: NoorOLuiid, frvru Ptilld-1- THIRTY PER CENT OFF Federal Graad Jury at Chicago Indiata lorlington Railway. BILLS AGAINST TWO OFFICIALS ALSO Vice Preiident Millar and Freight Agtnt Burnhaa Accused of Faying Eebatea, STEEL ThUST IS THE BENEFICIARY Fnbliihti Baei Faid and Disoannt of Thirty Per tent Refunded. SHIPMENTS ARE FRM EASTERN POINTS All Were Destined for Vaneonrer and Twenty-Six ftperiae Violations of tho Law Are Alleged. CHICAGO, Deo. . The federal grand Jury late today returned an Indictment against the Chicago. Burlington & Qulncy railroad. Darius Miller, first vice presi dent, and C. U. Durnham, foreign freight agent, on the chargo of granting railroad rebates. The indictment charges that the rebates were all granted to the United States Steel Products company of New York, a sub sidiary company to the United States Steel company. All of the shipments on which the Indictment alleges rebates were paid were made from six cities Elwood, Ind.; Martins Ferry, O.; Pittsburg, Pa.; New Castle, Pa.; Cleveland, O., and Joliet, 111. to Vancouver, B. C. Twenty-six separate offenses are charged. Rebates of Thirty Per Cent. The indlctmont further alleges that by an agreement between the defendants and a number of connecting railroads a Joint tariff was made and filed with the inter- slate commerce committee. Tho rates were paid, it was declared In tho indictment, according to tho tariff, but afterwards a rebate of about 30 per cent was allowed to the shipper. In all cases the United Stales Steel Products company was tho recipient of the money, according to the indictment. Indicted Men to Give Bond. As soon as the indictment was laid be fore Judge Ilethea In the United mates circuit court, he fixed bonds of $3,000 In each case, and tho officials of the Burling ton road were notified to call and give ball to the amount of $15,000. which they agreed to do without delay. Tho greater part of tho evidence upon which the Indictment was voted is said to have been furnished by T. P. Aider of New York, president of the United States Steel Products coinpuny; J. L. Moore, for eign traffic agent for the Burlington road, and G. W. Perry, freight cluim agent uf the Great Northern road. M'CLELLAN GIVES OUT JOBS Mayor of Sw lork Skips Tinmsar, ' Leaders and Organisation Men la Making; Appointments. NEW YORK, Dec. L"9 Mayor McClellan tonight announced the appointment of Brig adier General TheoJoro A. Bingham, U. 6. A., retired, as police commissioner, suc ceeding William McAdoo. who has held the ottico through Mr. McClellan s first term. The other appointments to places iu the city administration Include the following, who have held oftices during the lust two years: Citv chamberlain, Patrick it. tveenan; corporation counsel, John J. ueiuny, m- missioner or coiie.iion, r. ... """ ; commissioner of reel cleaning, John Mc- j tiaw Woodbury; commissioner of health, Thomas Darlington; tenement house com missioner, Edmund J- wuiier. Other aecliuiis include, the following: Commissioner of bridges, James W. Ste venson; commissioner of water supply, gas and rlectricity, William B. Ellison, and lire commissioner, John II. O'Brien. John J. Boyle, tho sculptor, Is appointed a member of the city art commission. None of the new appointees Is known as an "organization" man, nor Is there a Tammany Hall district leader among the mayor's selections. WASHINGTON, pee. 3.Ooneral Theo dore Alfred Bingham, who has been ap pointed the police commissioner of New York, had the reputation when he was an engineer officer of being one of the most active men in that corps. He was born In Connecticut about.! years ago and ap- pointed to the military academy from New Hampshire September 6, 1ST5. All his active service was In the engineer corps and many of the most attractive features or the pub lic grounds of Washington owe their In spiration and development to him. Notable among these is the magnificent driveway skirting the tidal basin. After being detached from Washington la 1003 General Bingham's next duty was the dlreclioA of nil the great river and harbor works on the lower great lakes section. It was while engaged in the discharge of the duties of this office that he met with the accident which terminated his active serv ice and resulted in an amputated limb. LONDON MANREPORTS THEFT Byron R. White Hays He Was Rubbed While on Wabash Passenger Trnlu. KANSAS CITY. Dec. 29. Byron R. White of London, England, who says he is the son of Sir Thomas R. White, member ot I Parliament, reported to the chief of police here today that he had been robbed of n.oney nnd Jewelry valued at close to I stranger, whom he met at Buffalo and who ' left the train at St. IajuIh. White says lie wus on his way to Garden City. Kan., to enier a sunltarlum for a nervous disease. lie was sent to this country by his father, who is personally acquainted with the sucrlntcndeiit of the Garden City hospital. WRECK ON GREAT NORTHERN Kaatbound Passenger fttrlkes Freight Senr Granville, V l., nud Kills Three Trainmen. MI NOT, N. D., Dec. It. In a head-end collision today at Granville, N. D., between eastbound passenger No. (i and a westbound freight on the Great Northern. Fred Bar low, engineer: Toby Krvin, fireman of the freight, and Ed liotslin. hrakemaii, were killed. A inlsuiidi i: taiullng of orders Is said to have been the cause. No passengers were hurt.