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OMAHA, TUESDAY MORXIXfr, JANUARY 2, 1906.
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WITTE'S NEW MOVE
Premier Suggests that Cur Promulgate a
Canstitution at Onos.
TO CUT GROUND FROM UNDER OPPOSITION.
Intention ii to Beonrs United Support o'f
All Liberal Elemsits.
POLICY- OF SEPRESSION CONTINUE
OoTernment Spies Are at Work Among t'
ST. PETERSIURG PRISONS ARE CROWDED
Many Leader of Revolattoa Boeceed
a Evadinfc Arreat and Meet
lace Are Held
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 1. It la learned
from a high source that Premier Wltte la
agnln Btrongly urging tha emperor to Im
mediately promulgate a moderate constitu
tion for the double purpose of reaasurlng
tha liberals that the present war against
the rcda does not mean reaction and block
ing the attempt which undoubtedly will be
made when the national assembly convenea
to transform that body Into a conatltuent
assembly. Moreover tha plan hae other
heavy backing and the emperor la ahowlng
an Inclination to accept it. The premier
la understood to have Informed hla majesty
that such an act will be the master atroke
at tha present Juncture and might rally
. . . - .1... .,a lihai-al
i me wnoie oouy ui viiiirrv.
1 opinion to the aide of the government,
jt Repressing the Reds.
The policy of repressing the revolutlon-
4 ' Ista continues with a vengeance. Their an-
fi nouncement that they proposed to carry on
n a guerilla warfare until a general armed
revolt Is prepared has stimulated the gov
ernment to redoubled energy.
A band of terrorista Is known to ba at
t worg nere ana iasi nigm mei wnv..-
P nU Marches for susnecta. The city prls-
..... . -a mn nirrmwlAi1 that hundreds have
WL been removed to Srhlusselburg fortress and
to tha fortress of Bt. Peter and St. Paul.
Government apiea are at work among the
workmen and revolutionary societies with
Instructions to give warning of meetings
which are Immediately surrounded, the
members searched for arms and the ring
leaders taken into custody. Nevertheless
fl the Workmen's council and the executive
committee of the soclnl revolutionists are
managing to evade arrest and are meeting
each day at a different place In the out
aklrta of the city. The patrols are under
atood to have ordera not spare bullets If
they are, attacked by pcreons using bombs
Statement of Dnahaasoff.
An' Interview with Governor General
Doubaesoff la printed today, in which he ex
plalna that the duration of the revolt la
owing to' the extent of the region tn which
. the military forece are operating, and
tit. '.j-iMwina; to. the lack or troopa, which com
plied DoubaaiofT lo await reinforcements
from Warsaw and Bt. Petersburg before
giving the revolutlonlsta their death blow.
The mat difficult task." the governor
general continued, "was to drive them from
their base- on the Kazan railroad, between
Moscow and Provo, three miles east of
Moscow, ana surrouna mem in me i ien
district no aa to prevent their escape. Both
thiee tasks were successfully accomplished.
"The strikers of the Prokharolf mills,
which held the proprietor ua a .'lostagc.
were ready to surrender Friday, but Colonel
Minn, who conducted the negotiations, ae-
cllned to accept their surrender unless tney
also delivered up the 'DruJInlata' who had
sought refuge there.
Gjjveriioi' General Doubassoff lurther tie-
i lured emphatically that the artillery bom-
barded only the houses from which the
Reinforcements are entering Courlond
from four sides, but the leaders of the
Lettish revolution are Imperturbable.
The papers publish terrible pictures of
the coiiultluiia prevailing along the Siberian
railway. There are no railway otllciaia on
duty and on the section as fiir aa C hell a-
biiibk. gos'ernment of Orenburg, all the,
tatlons have been pillaged. Complete an- I
aroby prevails at Irkutsk. The military
trains are running wnmrai oruer or vrvy-r
A gentleman who haa Just returned here
from Moscow accounta for the great exag- j
geratlon In the report of the slaughter j
there by the fact that troopa and urtll-
lery generally used blank cartridges for the
purpose orlrlgntening me sinacrs una re-
H himself witnessed a battery of
three guns "bombard" i House from which
shots were fired but not a single shell or
shot waa uaed. The gentleman rrom mob-
cow added that ne unaersiooa mat two
tuaenta, sons 01 j ronruu mm oeumiui.
the owners of the factory deatroyed, wera
ringleadera In tha organisation of tha Drud
Jtna. Cavalry for Mltaa aad Riga.
MITAU, Courland. Russia, Jan. 1. Four
columns of troopa, principally cavalry and
artillery, are converging towards Mltau
The Inaurgenta In the towna held by
them are Instituting a social democratic
administration aa If they were in perma-
nent possession. At Frankenberg a woman
uf TO and two girls sit in the new city
New (ioveraov Msrrklsg oa Rica.
RIGA, Government of IJvonia, Russia,
Jan. 1. Three policemen were killed during
The railroad men are again threatening
to atrike In order to obtain tha release of
the arrested delegatea.
Oeneral Count Sollogub. the new gov
ernor general of the Baltic provinces, who
la marching on thia city with a large
force of troops. Is expected here Wednes
day. It la reported that he will issue a
proclamation warning the population of
tha consequences of the violation of mar
tial law and threatening to try offenders
by court-martial and exile the entire pop
ulation of communitlea which decline to
tn the Littiah portions of tha Baltic
provlncea the situation la quieter. No
eertoua outbreak haa occurred recently.
Troopa are pursuing revolutionary bands
from Dvalk and Dvinik.
Tha revolutionary movement la spread
lug In northern Livonia, where estates are
The butchers' atrike continues here.
Boaaha Captarod la Warsaw.
WARSAW, Jan. I. Tha police today dla.
covered Id a flat on Kacxa street, occupied
by Jews, several loaded and unloaded
' bom ha, a quantity of exploetvea and a
number of revolvere. The police cloaed
tha atreet and made a search of all tba
keaaea la 11 Many arraata. followed.
MANIFESTO BY CHAMBERLAIN
lalontat leader Hotlines Hla Poller
of Colonial Preference Proposes
Taa on Korelca Wheat.
LONDON, Jan. 1. Joseph Chamberlain
Hi hla election manifesto today. After
rously attacking the new government.
Mi he describes as being essentially a
le rule, little Englander government,
ruling for Its existence on Irish votes,
(.'-.votes himself entirely to an expo
Dn of his fiscal policy, and especially to
subject of colonial preference which
speaks of aa the first item in the con
jctlve program of the unionist party,
second Item, closely connected with the
t, being the policy ot retaliation. He
larea that colonies will not wait In
.Jnltely, but will be forced to enter Into
arrangementa with strangers. He points
out that the scheme of colonial preference
will include a provision for a email tax on
foreign wheat, but says that aa both home
grown and colonial wheat will be free and
the supply from the colonies unlimited,
the price of bread will not be increased in
the slightest degree.
Mr. Chamberlain declares that he be
lieves the unionist party to be absolutely
agreed regarding these alms, though he
admits that there may be some differences
of opinion when the time cornea to dls
cusa the methods from which theso alma
are to be accomplished. He says, however,
that therfe dlffercncca of opinion probably
are exaggerated and that they are mat
ters more of verbal distinction than of
practical Importance. Continuing, Mr.
I believe our objects can be fully attained
by a moderate general tariff scientllically
adapted to the existing conditions of our
trade and so arrange!! as to secure the
largest amount of employment at fair wages
for our people. It would necessarily pro
vide for the free admission of raw ma
terials and of articles which we do not
market ourselves, wmle II would place u
toll on the manufacturers of those coun
tries which do not treat ua fairly.
Our policy is constructive anu practical,
while the policy of our opponents is de
structive ar.! theoretical.
So far the letter of Cameron Corbett, a
Parliamentary candidate for Glasgow, In
the union interest, calling the attention
of Ambassador Keid and Premier Camp-bell-Bannerman
to the alleged unconsti
tutional action of his opponent, D. M.
Mason, who, Mr. Corbett said, at a meet
ing of his constituents announced that in
a friendly interview which he had with
President Roosevelt at Washington, the
president expressed his hearty sympathy
with the liberal party in Great Britain, has
not attracted much attention in political
circles. The Times, however, says edi
torially that it does not believe President
Roosevelt Bald what has been imputed to
him, but agrees with Mr. Corbett in saying
that the president might make some dis
claimer and thereby render impossible any
future misrepresentation. The Times in
cidentally recalls the Suckville-West in
cident. WINTER TURNS OVER NEW LEAF
Saowstoran Begins Early la tha Even
ing: aid Lasts Throughout
Winter turned over a new leaf on. New
Year's day, and decided to "get busy" In
proper season. Not for several weeks
had Omaha seen a flake of snow and the
temperature has resembled the latter part
of a mild fall. About 9 o'clock last night
pedestrians wcro able to make out a num
ber nf white tufts blowing through the air.
Ag the mlnuteg ,m8f,cd they became more
nunierouSi untli u was not iong before
tno cy wa , tne Krttap ot what couId
, really be termed a snowstorm. It was
I yulte a novety ana many pt.0ple got out
on tho BtreeU jU8l for trie pleasure of
. walklnK on u,e white-blanketed walks
a plcaBUle Df which they had thus far been
ueprlved this season. For it was the first
t fau 0f gnow in the city of sufficient pro-
i portions to be given the name of snow
gtorm. The temperature hovered about
the freezing point all night, but only the
I snow on the walks and crossings dlsap
peared. There was a steady fall until
, after midnight and at 3 o'clock there
was Btlll a trace of a fall, by which time
the ground was well covered. The street
cur company sent out snowpjows curly In
the game and kept the tracks clear, ho that
no trouble was experienced in running
cara according to schedule,
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Civil rr Ice Esamlaa.
In Several Western
(from a Staff Correspondent.;
WASHINGTON, Jan. !. (Special Telc-
I gram.! i ne u ivii service commission an-
nounees that regular spring examinations
for position In the departmental service at
Washington will be held as follows: Ne
t braaka Omaha, March 14, April 18, May 3,
4 Bnd 5; Beatrice, March :i; Grand Island
March 11. April 18; Lincoln. March H
April IS. Iowa Burlington, April 9; Cedar
Rapids, April lo and 11; Des Moines, March
14, April d, T and 18; Dubuque. March 14,
April 1! and 18; Fort Madison, March 14,
April 18; Iowa City, March 14, April 18; Ma.
Bon City, March 14 and 21, April 18; Sioux
City. March 14 and 31, April 18. South Da-
j kota-Aberdeen, March 14 and 28. April IS;
peajwood. March 14 and 21, April 18; Sioux
yalla, March 14 and 30. April IS; Watertown,
j March 14. April W. Wyoming-Cheyenne,
, March 14 and 3, April 18; Laramie. March
14 and 21. April 18.
REPLY FROM ANTHRACITE MEN
Operatora Head Reply ta Miners' Re
qaeat for toafereace aad It la
Forwarded ta Mitchell.
W1LKESBARRE, Pa., Jan. l.-An an
awer from the anthracite coal operatora to
the request of the officers of the United
Mine Workera of America for a conference
la stated to have been received today by
Secretary John Gallagher of the miners'
Mr. Gallagher immediately placed the let
ter, unopened, into another envelope and
forwarded it to President John Mitchell,
who la at hla home In Illinois. While the
contents of the letter are unknown here. It
la confidently believed that It la favorable
and that a conference will be held in time
for the miner to make a report to their
national convention at Indianapolia on Jan
lajared Mall Clerk Recovering.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Jan. l.- Special. )-C.
A. 8hafer, the railway postal clerk who
waa seriously Injured In Ihe Ah Say wreck
last month, and who waa the only clerk to
escape from the mall cars alive, haa been
discharged from the State hospital at Rock
Springs and haa returned to hla home here.
It will be aome time before Shafer will be
able ta raaums hla run.
JUBILEE OF OLD TIMERS
Xennion of Pioneers and Their Daioeneaits
at the Omaha Olnb.
ONE THOUSAND Off MORE TURN OUT
Form and Fashion Forgotten While
Rich aad Poor of l-ong Ago
Hall the Glad Saw
Even tha moat enthusiastic prediction
touching the reception to the old settlers
and their descendants waa outdone by the
event itself at the Omana club Monuay
afternoon. Beginning very soon after 3
o'clock tha crowd began to thicken and un
til almost the atroke of ( there was seem
ingly little thmnlng out. Few of the callers
went away before darkness warned that It
waa really time to depart.
"Hello, there; how do you do?"
"Well, well; bless my eoul. It's an age
aince I aaw you."
"Jjet me see; what a your name? Oh, yea, I
I had almost forgotten." But a sly wink to
a friend indicates he had not forgotten, nor
come anywhere near it.
Happy New Tear, Andy. Well, shake !
hands you old rascal; how are you, any-
'Pretty well, for an old-timer, thank
'Old timer! Why, I feel younger than I
ever did. Tou're Just a boy."
Real Treat to See It.
And the iianusnaaea mey gave, and the
smiles they put 011. and tue way they
patted cacti other on the back, waa a de
light to see.
"Now, there'a General Manderson, and
ur. Miller, too; and Jim Bievennon, ami-
why, they re ail here, ain't tneyT General,
tet me wlsn you a happy New Tear."
Tnank- you, thanit you," says General
Manderson heartily. Then as an alter
tiiougnt he says: ' Don't forget to see Joe
Kedman. He a here, somewuere, and Says
lie waa here before you."
" ell, he s mlataKcn, and I want to tell
nlm so," smiles back the other veteran aa
ne moves on with hands busy and eyes all
.i-gllsten with gladness.
And the wnltehaired women with the soft
voices. Just the least bit timid at first, are
soon as chipper and gladsome as tne men.
itie spirit of the occasion Is Infectious, the
slow comes to their cheeks and they form
Broupa that would entrance a painter of
ical people. Las of the dear old neigh-
uorly timo are being lived over again in
sroups on tnelr feet, tooMmsy to ait down,
nd in the corners where "a few have
gathered together." Eyea grow bright and
sighs of happiness ascend from the Hps
uf many a dowager who Uvea again the
days of youth in watching sons and daugh
ters of her own and of her old friends aa
mey move hither and thither in the throng.
Where Class la Not.
A great leveier of ciass waa thia first
New Tear's reception of the Omaha club.
Men and women, young men and maids of
me outlying districts, people from tne moat
modest homes, wage-earners aud employ
es, sack coat and frock, all met .lo H auk
and cordial friendship for the time being, t
and all were inspiringiy happy tn tlio meet-
There were repreaentatlves of the Mc'o
and the O'a from tue Jimeraid lale, and Of
tne banks and braea of Scotland; descend
ant of some who "came over In the May-
nower;" Norsemen und sons of Germania.
The receiving line set a most encour
aging pace, from where smiling Myron
Learned and his charming lady grasped the
xtended hands, to the end of the hue where
Dr. Miller" sent the passing visitors into
the crowd with somo felicitous remark
ringing in tickled cars.
President Peck of the club and Mrs. Peck
entered right heartily into the spirit of
essentlully human camaraderie; and the
Tateses, the Hulls, the Kountxes, the
Lukes, the CuldwellB, the Bummers; Deuels, , Big Four railroad four miles west of Co
Chases, Guious, Burgesses, llllchcocks, all lumbua tonight. Two firemen and a brake
took up the welcoming strain aa thorough- I man were killed, but their names have not
bred women and men ever do when the sen- : been definitely ascertained. It la said that
tlmcnt nobleese oblige is tu the fore in good
Looking Out for Othera.
Many of the women of the receiving puj ty
and wives of club membera bualed tnem
sclves In moving through the shifting
throngs, putting the timid ones at ease and
urging the backward to partake of the
buffet luncheon that waa being served at
one end of the suite of rooms on tho sec
ond floor. The viands were served with
generous hand and eaten standing, while
the featers broke up Into little groups and
extended the season's congratulations aa
they ate. Formality was thrown to the
winds, conversation waa continual and un
der ordinary circumstances might have
been considered loud. But .every greeting
was genuine, unstudied, hearty, smacking
of the west.
Here might be seen a bunch of old men,
aome leaders In the commercial and finan
cial lines, others small ahopkeopora; some
retired long .ago, othera still working for
a competence recalling the daya when
Tenth street waa "the town," when Far
nam atreet waa a mudhole, when Leaven
worth atreet offered fine opportunity to
sink a wagon to the hubs, when Sixteenth
street was undreamed of. Over there waa
"Grandpa" Turner, long ago considered
a mistaken pioneer In a section of the
city that is now one of the finest resi
dence parts in Omaha. He la surrounded
men and women who are delighted
to recall themealvea to nia memorj, even
If they had to almost shout to make him
Modeaty Melts Away.
Aa the first modesty caused by strange
surroundings wore off the flow of
reminiscence and of good-natured chaffing
was loosed. It never ceased, but Its tone
waa changing and ita subject shifting as
the old folks and the young drew to
gether and drifted apart. Again and again
men like Judge Doana. Captain Palmer,
M. J. Feenan, Judge Wakeley, Major
Croft and othera on the long Hat ran into
each other while moving about, and each
time aome new tepio of auld lang syne
From the moment the visitors first set
foot within the main door until they took
their way out at the cloae everything and
everybody iu tha elegant club bouse was
at the eervlce of the callers. They madd
themselvea thoroughly at home, they
ahook hands until the anna of the re
ceiving party were tired, they toasted
each other In the punch. Hearts were
quickened, the religion of friendship had
a new blessing, and In many homes all
over tha city there were laat night hun
dreds of well pleased people voting the
Omaha club reception one of tha most
auspicious and successful functions tha'.
could be Imagined. And In tha elub Itae'.f
and In the mansions where Ita officers
and membera reside there was even mora
'.Continued on Third Pars
PRINTERS' STRIKE SPREADS
Men t ailed Ont'la 'Nntaher of t itles
and Scale Is aigaed In
PH1LADKL.PHIA. Jan l.-Twenty-four
of the MO printing firms in this city have
slfcned the agreement giving- their employes
an eight-hour workday. These firms, how
ever, are not members of the Typometae,
the master printers' organ ljuu inn. The firms
belonging to thf Typothetnc refuse to con
cede the eight-hour work-lay.
Although the printers' strike, which Is na
tional In acope. begins today its extent
will not be known until tomorrow because
of the holiday. There sre 1.310 members of
the Typographical union employed in the
bajk and Job printing offices In this. city.
Recently eighteen Typothetae firms antici
pated the atrlke by locking their hands out.
and they rlalm to have more than filled
tha places of the union men.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 1-Hecause of a spe
cial agreement between the Typothatae of
Washington and the local Typographical !
union January 4 and not January I Is the i
date when the demand of the union that
all shops ahall be closed to nonunion men
and placed on an eight-hour basis la to lie
enforced here. Mort of the printing estab
lishments in Washlngtop are atandlng to
gether In their oppoaltlon to the demands
of the union.
IX8 ANGBLES, Cal., Jan. 1. On account
of the holiday the full extent of the print
ers' strike in Ixa Amrelcs will not be known
until tomorrow, tt la estimated today that ;
125 prlntera and about ten apprentices will
fail to report for work tomorrow unless
their demands for an eight-hour day are
STOCKTON. Cal., Jan. l.-At a meeting
of Stockton Typographical union No. M
yesterday the announcement waa made that
the employing printers and publishers of
Stockton have conceded the eight-hour day,
effective from January 1. 1906.
LOUISVILLE. Ky... Jan. 1. Sixty Job
printers, members of IoulsvllIe Typograph
ical union, went out on strike today for an
eight-hour day and union offices.
COLUMBUS. O., Jan. 1. Twenty-one Job
printing offices In Columbus today granted
the eight-hour day, nine hours having been
the limit up to today.
RICH MINER KILLS HIMSELF
Frank Phlaeator, loneer of the
Klondike. Cats HM Throat mlth
Raaor In Saa Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 1. Frank Phlsca
tor, a millionaire Alaskan, last night ended
his life In hia apartments at a local hotel
by cutting bis throat with a razor. Fhlsca
tor la said to have been one of the pioneers
of the Klondike and was at Forty-mile at
the time of the great discoveries. He built
the first house In Dawson. He had rich
claims on Bonanxa creek. Phlscator came
originally from Michigan.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mid)., Jan. 1. Frank
Phlscator, the mlllionau Alaskan miner
who committed suicide yesterday in San
Francisco, waa well ' known in Berrien
county, Michigan., He made ten visits to
Baroda, where ho had rvlded hla parents
with a fine home and 'ii luxuries of life.
Hia hrothera -. jnd,. .ijyilrt..ia jwofed,
largely through hla guortrtune. .Hla itn-
nual home-comings were the occasion for
prolonged festivities among hla friends.
Four yeare airo he fell in love at first sight
with a waitress at the Hotel Whitcomb. St.
Joseph. Mich., and married her the name
day. His bride went back to Alaska with
WRECK ON JHE BIG FOUR
Three Men Reported Killed nnd a
umber Injured In Collision
.Near Columbus, Ohio.
COLUMBUS, O., Jan. l.-Three men were
killed and several Injured In a head-end
collision between two freight trains on the
1 the wreck was due to confusion of orders.
but the resHnslbillty has not been clearly
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terest In Omaha's welfare goes hand in
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braska. It waa a great day for the little newsies,
these vigilant vendors of the newspapers
who are ever on watch with their wares.
Their strides were wider and quicker, their
volcea louder and shriller, their faces
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aa far aa the bounds of hla beat would
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to points In thla country, but over the
seas to bear their message of Qmaha'a un
bounded prosperity; to display their picture
'rtniW,joduriUl.,hriv;i ..to. -anew
their view of Omaha'a immensity and to
tell their story, not only in portrait and
panorama, but in printed word aa well of
the vaat resources, enterprise and oppor
tunities which Omaha, the Gateway of
the West, possesses and which crystallized
into superior advantages, it holds out to
others, those .who are looking for a good
place to Invest money, a good place to
live, a good place to come to to boost, to
booat of and to believe In.
Movements of Ocean Vessels Jan. 1.
At New York Arrived: Giulla, from
Trieste; La Touralne. from Havre.
At Glasgow Sailed: Nuiuldlan, for St.
John, N. B.
At Liverpool Sailed: Bovlc, for New
York; Laurentian, for Philadelphia; Iber
ian, for Boston,
At Queenstown Sailed: Canuania, for
At Genoa Arrived: Nord America, from
At Naples Arrived: Ruenoa Ayres, from
Vera Crux. Sailed: Italia, for New York.
At Hamburg Arrived: Bulgaria, from
At Antwerp Arrived: Manitou, from Boa
ton and Philadelphia.
made bv E. J. Austen, the most nuirl.
panoramic work. This will show Omaha
by amdlng topics
Mail ua the) coupon.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
! Taeaday. with Ittalna Temper
ature In Weat Portion. Wedneadar
Fair In Weal, Rata or Boon In F.aat
Temperature at Omaha Teaterdayt
Oct.' Hoar. Dear.
31 1 p. m 81
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MOVE FOR SECRET BALLOT
Feature In Sevr York ffprakerahlp
Contest that May t lset All '
ALBANY, N. Y., Jan. 1. The test of
strength In the caucus of republican as
semblymen tomorrow night will probably
be taken, not directly In a vote upon the
candidates for the nomination for sjieaker
of tha aaeenibly, but upon the question of
whether the vote on, the speakership nomi
nation ahall be a secret vole. The utmost
resources of both sides In the contest are
now concentrated upon that single point.
Ita Importance is evident in the light of the
fact that the pledges hitherto obtained
from the individual membera had reference
only to the support of this candidate or
that. The issue of a secret ballot for
speaker sprang Into existence lato this
afternoon and visibly disturbed all the
comparative certainties which had been
supposed to exist
Leaders of the movement for the nomina
tion of James W. Wadsworth, Jr., of IJv
Ingaton, who was selected by Governor
Hlggtns as his choice, admits that If they
cannot prvent a secret ballot they cannot
secure Mr. Wadsworth'a nomination by
caucus. On the other hand the adherents
of Edwin A. Merrltt, Jr.. of St. Lawrence
changed their previous tactics of claiming
that they could defeat Wadsworth even If
they could not elect Merrltt and began
to assert that they were certain of votes
enough to secure a secret ballot.
At last accounts tonight the best In
formed observers on both sides agreed
that In an open ballot or roll call of re
publican assemblymen in the existing con
dition of affairs Mr. Wadsworth would be
elected. Both sides agreed also that upon
a secret ballot the result would be very
8tate Chairman Odell had little to say
tonight except In his opinion Mr. Merrltt
waa steadily gaining In strength and would
secure the nomination. Mr. Wadsworth
himself reiterated his statement that he
had personal pledges enough to elect him.
PAYNTER WINS FIRST ROUND
Beckham Candidate Organises llonse
Oter Combined Oppoaltlon of
niarkborn and Haldenian.
FRANKFORT, Ky.. Jan. l.-The first
aklrmlsh In the battle for United States
senator, J. C. 8. Blackburn's Beat, was
won by the Paynter forces In the caucus
of the democratic membera of the house
of representatives tonight. The opening
tuicef waa ome . mi -rUI eeUcfciun "of a
chairman of the caucus. The caucua waa
not called to order until shortly after 9
o'clock. When Lewis McQuown, chairman
of the democratic atate central commit
tee, finally brought tho membera to or
der and calld for the election of a perma
nent chairman. Representative W. J.
Gobch, an adherent of Judge Thomas H.
Paynter and au "administration" man,
was elected over the Blackburn-Haldeman
candidate by a vote of 41 to 33.
The vote for speaker of the house
demonstrated that the Paynter forces were
In the ascendant. H. R. Lawrence, the
Paynter candidate, received 39 votes, the
vote for R. W. Miller, who received the
combined vote of the Blackburn-Haldeman
forces, amounting to 30. The caucus then
proceeded to choose the minor officials of
the house. The program agreed upon be
forehand only called for the nomination
of house officers, the first caucua ballot
on the senatorial race coming tomorrow
night, when the senate and house demo
crats will meet In Joint caucus. Tomor
row the legislature will meet In regular
sessoln at noon, but beyond preliminarily
of organization no business will be trans-
acted Dy eitner nrancli. .
The Kentucky legislature consists of
ninety-eight representatives and thirty
eight senators. Of the total of 130 votes
In the two branches Ihe democrats con
trol 106, thUB making 53 votea necessary
to nominate a senator in joint caucus.
M'CALL QUITS NEW YORK LIFE
Times He Haa Realarned anil
Paid f2H5.O0O to Cover Ham
NEW YORK, Jan. l.-The Times tomor
row will say: Although neither John A.
! McCall nor any member of his family would
discuss the matter, positive confirmation
waa obtained that Mr. McCall had resigned
the presidency of the New York Life In
With It came information that Mr. McCall
had already turned over to the company
a check for $335.0r, covering the money
that Andrew Hamilton received in 1904 and
which is yet unaccounted for In detail. It
was also learned that Alexander L. Orr
would probably succeed Mr. McCall as
president of the company.
Mr. Mi Call s payment of the C.,0'ju
charged against Andrew Hamilton followed
uon the receipt of the report of the New
York Life's legislative manager, which
John C. McCull brought home from Paris
last eeek. It has u I ready been made known
that ihe Fowler committee did not con
sider Hamilton's statement satisfactory.
Accordingly, President McCall has made
good his pledge to refund the amount f
the Hamilton payments of 1!H. Irrespective
of Hamilton's offer to put up SlOO.OiW pend
ing a final aettleinent of the account.
In case of a final adjustment between
Hamilton and the company it is under
stood that Mr. McCall will receive from
Hamilton whatever the Utter would other
wise have turned Into the New York life.
REST0RATI0N0F ST. MARK'S
Work of Rehabilitating Ihe Kamone
Cathedral Proereda Satis
factorily. VENICE, Jan. 1. The work of the restor
ation of St. Mark'a proceeda aatisfactorlly.
The acaffoldlng supporting the apocalypse
vault, whlrn waa moat In danger, haa been
completed without the decorations of the
vault suffering the least Injury. The pillars
of the tribune and the chief walls have
been protected and supported. The preser
vation of the basilica is now ensured. The
I work will be continued with the greatest
care, so aa to avoid any alterations of the
AT THE WHITE HOUSE
Annual Reception of the President is a
VICE PRESIDENT FAIRBANKS HEADS LINE
First Time for Eix Tears This Offioe Has
DIPLOMATS FOLLOW THE CABINET
Head of Each Legation Personally Intra
duces Members of His 8taff,
DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS CtME FOURTH
These Are Followed by Army aad
.avy mill Other Soeletlea
and the General
WASHINGTON, Jan. 1. New Tear s day
at the national capital was observed today
with all the traditlnnnl brilliancy whlota
time and custom have decreed ahall char
aterlre the ofllclal greeting of the New Year
and another was added to the long Una ot
reccptiona at the White House where tha
president and Mrs. Roosevelt received tha
people of the world, whatever .helr raoa
or creed, of station high and low, who
filled past till their numbers reached up Into
the thousands, each of them bringing a
"Happy New Year." The first day of tha
year dawned bright and crisp: a heavy
frost was melied away In the early morn
ing by a flood of sunshine. By o'clook
the long line of citizens who were to be re- .
celved after the representatives of the aov
erelgns of the world and the varloua offi
cial of the American government had
passed don n the receiving line, began form
ing in front of the White House gatea, and
by 11 o'clock, the hour for the reception to
begin, the column stretched nlong tha front
of the State, War and Navy building and
gave promlso of one of the largest reoep
tlona In the history of the White House.
Kleven o'clock was the hour set for tha
reception of the vice president, the mem
bera of the cabinet and their families. Tor
the first time In six years today a president
received the good wishes of a vice presi
dent on New Year's day, the late Garrett
A. Hobart having been the Inst vice presi
dent present at the White House on thla
Shortly before 11 o'clock the president and
Mrs. Roosevelt, preceded by the military
and naval aides to the president and the
several White House aides, all In special
full dress, descended the marble atalrway
leading from the second floor. Entering tha
Blue room thry took up their position to
the right of the door leading from tha Red
Ylee Presidential Party Arrives.
Tho first to wish them a happy New Year
were the vice president and Mra. Falrhanka,
who punned behind the receiving line and
stood to flie right of Mrs. Roosevelt. Neit
came Secretary and Mr. Root, who, while
m-t- attending tl:elt .firvt Nw. Year a re.
ception as membera of the presidents offi
cial family, today for the .tlrat time held!
the ranking position.
In the order named there followed Secre
tary of the Treasury and Mrs. Shaw, Sec
retary of War and Mrs. Taft, Attorney
General Moody, Postmaster General and
Mrs. Cortelyou, Secretary of the Navy and
Mra. Bonaparte (also newcoinora at tha
White H 011 Be on New Yeur'st, Secretary of
the Interior and Mrs. Hitchcock, Secretary
of Agriculture Wilson and Secretary of
Commerce and Labor and Mra. Metcalf. All
took up their positions In the line to the
right of the president and Mra. Roosevelt.
At the president's left was his military
aide, Colonel Charles S. Rromwell, superin
tendent of public buildings and grounds,
who made the presentations to the presi
dent. Nearby was the prepident's naval aide,
Lleutennnt Albert L. Key. Opposite Mra.
Roosevelt waa Major CharleB I.. McCaw
ley, V. 8. M., who made the presentations
to her. In singlo line facing the president
and the receiving party were membera of
the president's staff, young officers of the
army, navy and marine corps. The unl-
j form for the day was speulal full dreaa
which Is always worn by offlcera when at
the White House. Tho aides were Captain
A. K. Harding, I'. S. M.; Captain Dan T.
Moore of the artillery. Captain Fitchugh
Lee of the cnvalry. Lieutenant Robert L.
B-rry of the navy: Lieutenant I'lysses S.
Grunt, third, of the Engineer corps; Lieu
tenant Phillip It. Sheridan of the cavalry
and Knslgn Adolpli Andrews of the nary.
Diplomatic Corps Cornea.
As soon as the president had gathered
about him his ofllclal family the doors
of the lied room were again swung open
and In clear voice Col. Ilromwell announced
the actljig dean of the diplomatic corps.
Ambassador from Austria-Hungary and
Mme. HengelmuJIer. For the first time in
five years the familiar figure of Count
Casslnl, the Russian ambassador, waa miss
ing and in the absence of Raron Mayor
Desplanehes, the Italian ambassador who
succeeded to the deanshlp, the place ot
honor at the head of the corps was today
held by Mr. llengelmullor, who waa in
full uniform. After the Austro-Hungarian
ambassador and Mine. Hengelmuller had
bowed before the president and Mrs. Roose
velt and shaken their hands Mr, Hengel
muller stepped back a pace. Ha then pre
sented, as did other ambassadors, tho
members of bis rlaff personally to tha
prexident. This was an Innovation at tha
White House suggested by Col. Bromwell
and which lias been approved by Secretary
Root. It has alwuys been the custom at
ol her capitals for the heud of an em
bassy or legation tn present personally
the memleis of his staff.
This was the third New Years reception
attended by the amliaNsitdor from Franca
and Mme. JiiHserand wno were next pre
sented. The ambassador from Germany and
Rarnncsa Hit rnbutg returned from A I ken,
B. C where they spent the holidays. In
time to attend today's reception. The pic
turesque uniform of Karon Hlernbiirg, of
sky blue cloth with silver trimmings with
the tartar cup and while aigrette waa
perhaps the must unliiue worn at the re
ception. Wearing not only decorations conferred
for diplomatic victories, but a long row
of war medals, K'r Mortimer fjurand, tha
Hrltish amhiiMBador, looked the soldier aa
well aa the diplomat as he entered the
blue room with Lady Do rand on his arm
and followed by Mihk Hurand and tha
members of Ihe embassy staff. Of great
interest mas the next diplomat, the II tat
ambassador from liiazll, his excellency,
Joaqulii Nabuco. who appeured at hla fliat
diplomatic reception m i-ompunied by Mme.
Nabuco and the ineiiitwrs of the embassy
Man, whoi-i Heiior N.ihm o personally pre
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