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    The Omaha Daily Bee.
Your Monty' Worth
Best & West
A Papor for tho Homo
Best i". West
Attempt to Overthrow QoTernment
Bnuia Fails Utterly.
Elaotrio Light Berriae Betamed and Tod
iitiom An Beaomiag Normal
Strika Declared Withoit ?rparation and
Army Bemalned LoyaL
Bevolntlonlsta In These Provinces
how Great Strength Revolt of
Peasants Probable la the
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
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
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.
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hm.m fean shot and aertonslv wnunHuH
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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,
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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.
One Dead and Many Injured as
Reaalt of Blase In
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
Final Sesiloa of Cemaittee Today Will Ba
Derotsd to Bfceituag Exhibits.
Officers of the Manhattan aad the
I.lfr Insurance Clab Esplala
Methods of Doing
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
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
Haven Corrects Testimony.
George C. Haven of the. Mutual Life cor
rected his statement of yesterday that the
, i.. iu. - 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
Since the organization of the Ufe Insur
ance club of New Y'ork this objection has
not been withdrawn.
The company's capital of $100,000, he said.
Is paid up and it has no liabilities nor
death claims. .
With the completion of Mr. Wightman's
examination the Investigation of the old line
companies is, finished and adjournment was
taken until tomorrow, which will be the
last day of the Investigation.
Tenderloin Jewelry Store la l$ohbed
of Diamond Rings nnd
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 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
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.
Mea Who Die In Inlted States Caanot
He Moved at Government
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.
Haa Interested In Rapid Transit
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
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
In ao of hi
death. These arrangements have leen per-
leciea ana win oe announcea at me jirur
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
Cornwell was held In $10,000 bail 'for a
tifia.lnff tnmrtrrnmr 1m m-Ant tn tall In itrt.
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, fauU of n wu about t(
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,nt8
, a Mrg Lumpkn's wealth left after the
, wm.k of nU8banr, business and her
, ,enaraton from hlm.
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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
Vaudeville Performer Wills SUS.OIIO to
Friend for C'nre of Dos; njid
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
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Northara Presbyterians aid Cumberland!
Agra Upoa ergsr Plan.
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
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
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
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
HiBtory of Division.
Briefly, the history of the division that
has been abrogated by today's proceedings
in 1S10 the Cumberland Presbyterian
- h"" ,mi withdrawn from the Presbyterian
' church on February 4 of that year. The
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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 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.
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Will Marry a German Officer After an
F.loprment Which Was
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
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.
Mike F.I more Has S400.000 Contract
on tionld Road in the
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
At Havre Arrived: Ijt Bretag'ie. from
New York- balled: California, tor New
At Antwerp Sailed: Lake Michigan, tat
El. John. N. B.
I At Kingston Balled:
Tagus, f r New .
! Ai Dover Arrived: Patricia, fiom New
I York.
At Liverpool Arrived: Ivernia, from
At Lrlstol Arrived: Montfort, from St.
John, N. B.
At Queetisttiwn Sailed: Cymric, for Bos
ton. Arrived: NoorOLuiid, frvru Ptilld-1-
Federal Graad Jury at Chicago Indiata
lorlington Railway.
Vice Preiident Millar and Freight Agtnt
Burnhaa Accused of Faying Eebatea,
Fnbliihti Baei Faid and Disoannt of
Thirty Per tent Refunded.
All Were Destined for Vaneonrer and
Twenty-Six ftperiae Violations
of tho Law Are
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
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
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.
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
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.
Byron R. White Hays He Was Rubbed
While on Wabash Passenger
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.
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.