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OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 11, 1906-TKN PAGES.
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Bnisisi Premier Tells Voders tee Thty Ire
to Blame for Bloodshed,
FAIL TO SUPPORT THE GOVERNMENT
Etery Appeal for Confidence Bejeeted by
REDS REGARD ACTION AS LICENSE
Liberty Granted Taken Advantage of to
Plot Againit the Ciar. '
REPRESSION NOW NECESSARY IN RUSSIA
While got In Sympathy with Hank
MMiirM at Minister Dirant,
Ha Cannot ad
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 10.-1:40 p. tn.
Premler WHte today made an Interesting
statement to a delegation, headed by the
mayor nf tha city, which requested a
relaxation of the orders of the prefect of
pollen against meetings In-the Interest of
the electoral campaign. The premier could
lint promise to do anything until after
January 2J. While personally he did not
sympathise wjth tha harsh meaaurea of
Interior Minister Durnovo, he retarded
them aa essential. The premier could not
aeatime tha responsibility for a course
whlrh. If It reaulted In bloodahed, would
make him a ecapegost. He spoke bitterly
of the failure of tha moderates to give
tha govertime.it support, .Baying that upon
their shouldera largely resta tha burden
f competing the government to resort to
repression. He added:
.The emperor In the manifesto of October
SO at one stroke granted the people more
rich t a than any other monarch had ever
before given, but you know the attitude
which Russian society assumed. The gov
ernments appeals for confidence were re
jected and every liberty granted waa
abused by the revolutionists. The permis
sion to hold meetings was translated Into
license for street dlsturbancea and as
semblages to plot against the life of the
government. I have always been opposed
to repression, but the attitude of the mod
erates compelled me to adopt harsh meaa
urea. I am determined to save Russia.
Assembly la April.
While the emperor wanted tha national
assembly to meet aa early as possible.
Premier Wltta said those charged with the
election feared It will be Impossible for It
to aasembla before April 29. .
Speaking of the innumerable disasters
with which the government waa confronted,
tha premier openly stated that many of the
provincial authorities continued to act inde
pendently, instancing Moscow, where be
fore the revolt neither the governor gen
eral, tha governor nor the prefect Informed
him of the conditions prevailing there. He
aald tha Moscow revolt waa more aerioua
than people generally believed. . a
Recounting a remarkable incident that
heretofore had eacaped notice the premier
"At one time all the stations, except the
. Nicholas depot, were in the hands of the
revoiuMostat. The latter. In desperation.'
started a train hauling two cars loaded
with dynamite Jar the atatlon with the In
, tettUon of" blowing It up. A frightful dis
aster waa averted by a timely warning of
the plot, which enabled the authorities to
have a military train with steam up ready
on a parallel track. Aa the dynamite
train arrived soldiers from the military
train, running beside It. fired at the engine
and managed to pierce the boiler of the
locomotive, stopping the train before it
reached Its deslnatlon."
in St. Petersburg, the premier further re
marked, enough dynamite had been cap
tured to destroy the entire city.
Composition at Coagresa.
In conclusion, he stated that two laws
were being prepared to define the relations
of the council of the empire and the na
tional aaaembly. The former would be com
posed of 17 members, half of them ap
pointed by the emperor and half elected.
The latter would include thirty-four semat
volsts, eighteen members of the nobility
and twelve representatives of trade and In
dustry, while the clergy. Poland, the Cau
casus and the border provinces would each
have six representatives.
It Is rumored that the revolutionists are
keeping a Hat of land ownera who have
rted or are fleeing abroad, with the Inten
tion, If the revolution is successful, of con
ttscatlng their estates.
The latest news from Transcaucasia la
that a complete revolution prevails In Geor
gia end Mlngrella. The viceroy is with
drawing all the troops available north of
Vladikavkaz for service In the revolutionary
Troops Captare Revolutionists.
REVEL, Esthonla. Jan. 10.-A tailor
named Schulls, who had been fleeted
president of the Lsthonlan republic, haa
been captured and executed by the sol
diers. WARSAW. Jan. 10. The troops have
captured the Iron works at Oatrowiec, gov
ernment of Radom, which had been occu
pied by the revolutionists as their head
quarter. Many of the revolutionists were
killed or wounded during the 'tight. The
TirLIS. Jan. 10,-The plundering of this
city continues. I-ast night bombs were
thrown at a military patrol, whereupon
the house from which (he bombs were
hurled and the adjoining buildings were
bombarded with artillery, with the result
that many persona were killed or wounded.
A house iu which an Armenian who had
attempted to assassinate an officer had
sought refuge was set on Are and the
man waa burned alive.
o Uaarter Given.
MITAU. I Courland. Jan. 10. A aquadron
of dragoona, which waa ambushed near
Hazvnpol. losing two men killed and four
wounded, received relnforcementa later and
surrounded :ho revolutionists and no quar
ter was. given and the revolutionists, num
bering eighty-nine In all. were killed to the
last man. ,
A band of fifty revolutionists made a
daring raid on Livenhoff with the object
of obtaining medicines and bandages for
the revolutionists In the field. They car
vied, off two Jewish merchants and held
them for a heavy ransom, which waa paid.
REPRIEVE FOR MRS. TOLLA
lew Jersey Woman Sentenced far
Harder Given Tmlrty Days'
TRENTON. N. J.. Jan? 10. -Mrs. Tolla.
under sentence of death for murder, was
today granted a reprieve of thirty days
by Governor Stokes.
Mrs. Quarkenboes. a New Tork lawyer,
appeared before the Board of Pardons In
Mr. Tolla'a behalf. Mrs. Jeaae B. Portion
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FIGHT FOR TERMINAL SITE
Ceald aad llarrlman Form (oatlnae
Cwaetraetlnn Work at Oak
OAKtAND. Cal., Jan. 10. The Wester,"
Pacific railroad today t-ontlnued track
laying along the retaining wall toward the
outer end. also unloading lumber and rails
In the vicinity.
The Southern Pnclflc la progressing
rapidly with Its new machine shops north
east of the ferry slip. The track, which Is
announced to be a part of the plant for a
machine shop and which Is being need to
convey material across the stretch of sand
t""""""Yiakcs up the site wna nearly cam-
J this morning. Numerous freight cars
. lushed Iwck and forth along the rails,
now extend from the tracks running
ie ferry slip to the main line on First
; state railroad police brought to the
' j by the Southern Pnclflc apparently
5 ' not Increased tit number today, but It
declared that many more were In
ties to anawcr the call if occasion
Is have been posted notifying the gen
publlc that no trespassing will be al
lowed. Engineers of the Western Pacific com
pany continued their work of resurveylng
the retaining wall today, but there was no
conflict between them and the forcea of
the Southern Pacific.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. lO.-Col. Ileuer,
chief of the I'nlted States engineers In
California, stated today that the govern
ment is not concerned In what railway
occupies the newly made land along the
north retaining wall of the Oakland eatti-
I ary, which land he believes belongs to the
state. He will not attempt to disturb the
Western Pacific If Ita tracks laid there are
not On' the retaining wall.
An official of the Western Pacific said
that the whole dispute will he determined
by the courts, and meanwhile his company
la In possession of the coveted atrip of land
running out to deep water from the shore.
If the secretary of war grants the Western
Pacific privileges of building slips and
wharves at the end of the land, this official
said, there will be little trouble in the re
mainder of the dispute.
PLEA OF GREENE AND GAYNOR
Attorneys for Contractors Charged
with Fraud Alleae Extradi
tion la Illegal. x
SAVANNAH, Ga., Jan. lO.-The Greene
and Gaynor case. Involving charges of con
spiracy to defraud the government and em
beszlement in connection with the govern
ment engineering works In this vicinity,
today did not reach the point of drawing
a Jury for the actual trial, so slow is tho
progress made In the presentation of (he
defendants' special plea and its opposition
by the prosecuting attorneys. Today, like
yesterday, waa consumed In the considera
tion of this special plea and there Is every
reason to believe that It may be next week
before the Jury stage of the case la
Upon the convening of the federal court to
day A. A. Lawrence of counsel for Greene
and Gaynor resumed his argument In sup
port of the plea In abatement offered by the
defense yesterday; to the two indictments re
turned m 189 and 1902, respectively, claim
ing that conspiracy is not extraditable.
Mr.' Brwln said the government contended
that there wag a conspiracy to defraud and
that this waa put into operation and that
the putting of thla Into operation con
stituted fraud and was .therefore extradita
ble. The specified offenses, too. In the In
dictment, one consisting of the presenta
tion for payment for fraudulent accounts.
"Were they extradited for conspiracy?"
asked the court. Mr. Erwln replied that
they had been extradited for participation
In fraud with an agent, thla agent having
been Captain Carter.
Upon the conclusion of the argument of
Mr. Erwln, H. W. Meldrlm. leading counsel
for the defense, followed In support of the
contention that the defendanta could not
be brought back to the United States from
Canada upon one charge . and then tried
upon a different one.
Before Mr. Meldrlm had concluded his
argument an adjournment waa takeo antll
UNION OF TWO SUGAR TRUSTS
Elections Dlacleae Cloae . Relatione
Between Amerlran and National
NEW TORK, Jan. . 1. At the annual
meeting of the stockholders of the Ameri
can Sugar Refining company In Jersey City
today Presidert Henry O. Havemeyer, John
Meyer and Arthur Donner were re-elected
President ILuvemeyer said after the meet
ing that he regretted that so few of the
stockholders had attended the meeting In
person. "Of the 900.000 shares outstanding
of the stock," he said, "the holders of
fjtM.820 uharea have sent proxies for the
business of this meeting."
The stockholders adopted a resolution
that the accumulated profits of the com
pany, less the dividends, be reserved as
At the annual meeting of the slocknoiaera
of the National Sugar Refining company
held here tiday John Mayer, Arthur Donner
and George H. Frailer were elected mem
bers of the board of directors. All these
men are directors of the American Sugar
Refining company. Although it haa been
generally known for some time that the
American Sugar Refining company is
largely Interested In the National Sugar
Refining company, this is the first official
connection announced between the two
OVERSTREET IS DISCOURAGED
Inable to Dictate Somtaatloa by
Prealdent He .W ill Retire from
WASHINGTON. Jan. .-Representative
Overstreet (Ind.), secretary of the republi
can congressional campaign committee, an
nounced today that the president's failure
to allow him to name the surveyor of the
port at Indianapolis has discouraged him
so badly ho will not again serve on the
When asked if he will resign from the
committee Mr. Overstreet aald: '
"No. I shall not resign. But I shall not
accept re-election to the committee; what's
the use. I'm not doing this for spite, but
I had only one appointment and when that
la taken away there'a nothing left for me."
Mr. Overstreet says Senator Heveridge
haa more than his share of federal offices
In Indianapolis and gives a list of the Bev
It la understood that Roosevelt wrote a
letter to Mr. Overstreet saying that he
had promised Senator Brveridge more than
a year ago to appoint Mr. Rothschild and
that he did not feel he could recede from
MORTENSEN FOR GOVERNOR
Friend of Present Tretinrer Annonnoee En
RAILROADS HAVE CENTERED ON WESTON
Dode fonasy Man ays Former
Aadltor for Governor and Millard
for Senator la tha Rail
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Jan. 10.-(Special.) Taking ad
vantage of his absence from the city. Inti
mate friends of State Treasurer Peter ilor
tensen this morning announced that he
would be a candidate for governor and
that when the proper time comes Mr. Mor
tensen will himself make the official an
nouncement. The Information was brouglit
from Grand Island by a state officer who
had been with Mr. Mortensen inspecting
the Grand Inland Soldiers' home. Mr. Mor
tensen is still absent from the city.
Whfle the name of the popular state
treasurer has been frequently mentioned in ;
connection with gubernatorial honors, Mr. i
Mortensen has refused to commit himself J
and he has given out the impression that
as long aa John Wall and Senator Fries i
were in the race he would under no cir-
cumManccs be a candidate. In view of j
recent developments, however. It is be
lieved the information brought to Lincoln'
toil ay Is reliable. Senator Fries has said
he would gladly withdraw from the race,
provided Mr. Mortensen would consent to
be a candidate and it haa been reported
that Mr. Wall also would get out of the
way of the treasurer Mortensen, how- ,
ever, while not denying that ho would like
to be governor, wilt do nothing that would
affect the candidacy of Wall and Fries,
who live in the same county with him and .
who stood by him In his candidacy for
Mortenaen Willing; to Ran.
Senator Cady of Howard county waa ;
here last week and urged Mr. Mortensen to
make the race and others- have argued
with the state treasurer that he could have
the nomination for the asking. Inasmuch
aa the pressure has been so strong tho
report that Mortensen' had finally capitu
lated to the wishes of his friends and con
sented to get in the running is believed
around the state house.
Should the report be true that Weston has
been agreed upon by the railroads as their
candidate, friends of Mortensen say they
will force Mortensen into the race whether
he wants to run or not, aa the Issue then
would be fairly drawn between the rail
roads and the people. Both Mortenaen and
Weston made records as members of the
board of assessment, Mortensen being the
real factor in securing the Increase of the
railroad assessment and Weston at all
times representing that faction which waa
opposed to an increase. ,
Railroads for Weston.
'That the railroads of thla state have !
sent out Instructions to their men to sup- ,
port Charles Weston for governor and that '
the Union Pacific and the Burlington have
sent out ' instruction to support Senator
Millard for re-election, there la In nty mind
not the leaat doubt, ' That Millard ' and
Weston have been decided upon aa the
railroad candidates for theee two high
offices I am positive. For some time
rumors to that effect have been current in
Dodge county and from the Information I
have received I believe the rumors to be
Thua did George L. Loomis of Fremont j
express himself at the Lindell hotel last j
"What the democrats will do I do not '
know, but I am positive that I will not be
a candidate for governor and at thla time
I feel certain that 1 never again will run
for office. I have never yet made a fight
for a nomination and I never will, so I
am safe in saying I will never again be a
candidate for any office. I understand that
A. C. Bhallcnbarger of Alma will be a can
didate for governor and that George W.
Beige would accept the nomination. I be
lieve that If the democrat i secure control
of the legislature Wllllani J. Bryan will be
chosen United States senator without op
position should he be willing to accept the
Railroad daeatloa Uppermost.
"The railroad question will be the Ibsuo
In the campaign and I believe the men who
are elected, whether on the republican or
the democratic ticket, will be men who
are absolutely known to be In accord with
the policy of . Prealdent Roosevelt. The
regulation of railroad rates is now the lead
ing issue, in the republican party and it
will result in that party being badly split.
President Rooaevelt will have the fight
of his life with the senate, and thla is
going to split the republican party clear
down the line. This investigation of the
Panama canal was begun merely to embar
rass the president and everything possible
will be done to Interfere with the con
struction of the canal. Of course in this
the railroads will fight the president aa
they will in his efforts to bring about the
regulation of railroad rates.
"As far as Nebraska is concerned the
sentiment is with the president and I be
lieve the people are thoroughly In earnest
and will remain that way until the railroad
domination of affairs In this state Is at an
end. I look for a rousing campaign."
LOOKING INTO WATER PROBLEM
National t'lvle Federation Will In
vestigate Kaasas City and San
NEW YORK. Jan. 10. The public owner
ship committee of the National Civic Feder
ation met here today and made final ar
rangements for the Investigation which It
will undertake in thia country und in Eu
rope as to the comparative merita of public
and private ownership of water supply,
electric and gas lighting and street rail
ways. The public water works of Kanaaa
City and the private water worka in 8a n
Francisco are among the many to be In
vestigated by the committee. The work
tn America will be begun February 1 and
it is expected to reach London about May L
TEXAS MURDERER IS LYNCHED
Before Being; Haaged; Negro Says Ha
Killed White Man "for
HOUSTON. Tex.. Jan. 10. Ben Harris,
the negro charged with the aasaasinatlon
of Ozro Fouls at Beiinga Mill. Monday
night, and who was taken from officers
last night at La Salle by a mob, was
lynched early today at Moscow, Tex.
There were about seventy men in the mob.
The negro, when asked why he killed
Polk, said at first that It was aa accident.
Later h said he kUl4 Folk "for uo,
STANDARD OIL'.; CASE WAITS
Sew York Hearing Uaee Over Intll
Co art Pnsaea t pan Rogers'
NEW YORK. Jsn. 19. The hearing be
fore a rommi?!1onr in the quo warranto
proceedings Proliant hv Attorney General
llerliert 8. Hartley of Mlsmiurl. to oust
three companies frrmi that state, was put
over until afternoon tod.iy. This was
done In order tn allow Mr. Hartley and
his counsel and Conner) for the Standard
oil company to appenf In the supreme
court and wt;ke an argument on the order
lasftitert by that court to H. H. Rogers, In
structing him to show cause why he shall
not answer the questions atked him by
The question were lrf the main Intended
to bring out whether oi not the Stnnrtard
Oil company of New Jersey owns or con
trols a majority of 'the stock of the
Waters- Pierce Oil company of Missouri,
the Republic Oil company of New Tork
and1 the Stand-ird Oil caiipany of Indiana.
When the order to show cause was taken
up before Justice GIMersleeve In the su
preme court today William V. Howe and
Frank Hagerman. counsel for the Standard
Oil company, asked that the hearing on the
quertlon whether Mr.' ItcgeTs shall be com
pelled to answer the question be put over
until Friday morning. Jiintiee Glldersleeve
granted the motion. Tie counsel for the
Standard fill company Informed the court
that they had not had tttne to preps re an
answer. They also requ.ltel that the hear
ing before Commissioner feanborn should be
held In abeyance until after argument be
fore the supreme court,.. Justice Gllder
sleeve therefore ordered' that all proceed
ings before Commissioner Frederick H.
Sanborn be stayed until Friday at t p. m..
or until after argument on the order to
show cause. Judge H. S. Priest of St.
Ixiuls, counsel In the west for the Standard
Oil company, arrived here today to take
part In the case.
Attorney General Hartley was present,
but waa represented by Henry Wollman aa
counsel. .. -
Lawyer W. V. ftowe. representing Mr.
Rogers, said that he has had no opportunity
to confer with hia as-ioclates since receiv
ing notice of the order to show cause. The
questions Involved wer( Serious and com
plicated, he said, and he could not possibly
prepare nn answer or be ready to argue thu
case In leas than two weeks. He said there
Js no occasion for haste aa the original
case In Missouri cannot be tried for several
Mr. Wollman, in -answer, said that no
postponement should be granted. All that
is sought, he said. Is delay and the ques
tions Involved are almple. He Introduced
Attorney General Hadley, who was accorded
the privilege of addressing the court.
Mr. Hadley aald the only privilege Mr.
Rogers claimed In refusing to answer waa
the advice of counsel. - The question Is,
salB Mr. Hadley, whether a witness can
refuse to answer questions simply by claim
ing the privilege that he or hia counsel did
not think they should b answered. Mr.
Hadley aald there are proceedings pending
In Missouri that will b .helpful in deter
mining the oresent case. "
STATUS OF PRINTERS' STRIKE
otk SUea tMM glatfteeaiaf In Which
They Claim to. Be Makla
NEW TORK. Jan. 10 Presdent McCor
mlck of Typographical union No. tonight
made public a list of IS firms, large and
small. In greater New Tork. who have
granted the printers the eight hour day.
Accompanying the list is this statement:
Since the difflntilt.. Kai n .
tae and the Typographical union occurred,
the Typothetae haa been Issuing statements
from time to time giving the namea and
numbers of establiHhments which have
agreed to fight the eight hour day to the
bitter end. In order to show the people bow
well they have been succeeding we submit
the following list of printing houses In the
ity of New York which are running on an
, eight hour basis.
Then follows the list of 280 names.
This afternoon the Typothetae of New
Tork gave out the following statement:
Confidence In their ability not only to
hold out. but to win. Is growing each hour
with the members of the New York
Typothetae. The organlxatlon Is showing
a solid front. Many of the members today
received additions to their composing room
forces. Many more have been engaged and
are on the way. Not a single firm has been
put so far to any aerioua embarrassment.
Each day brings new pledge of aupport
from powerful quarters. The latest is the
co-operation of the Citizens' Industrial As
sociation of America, which offers the aid
of Its national body und )0 adjunct em
ployers and citizens' organizations. The
Typothetae of New York now has behind It
the United Typothetae of America, the Na
tional Association of Manufacturers, the
most powerful association of employers tn
the world, and all their kindred associa
tions. MARSHALL FIELD IS WORSE
Three Physicians Spend Long; Time
nt Bedside of Chicaao
NEW VtiftK, Jan. lo. The condition of
Marshall Field, the Chicago merchant, who
was taken in upon his arrival here yester
day, was reported today to be considerably
While no official statement could be ob
tained from the physicians. It was rumored
tonight thut a grave change had taken
place in the condition of Marshall Field of
Chicago, who ia ill at the Holland hotel
In thia city. Dr. James, the attending phy
sician, late- tonight summoned In consulta
tion Ir. E. a. Janeway and Dr. Auptin F.
Rlggs. AH. three physicians were with the
patient for a long time and afterward held
an extended consultation. Mr. Field earlier
In the day Waa said to be suffering from a
RAILROAD BUILDING DELAYED
Pre posit I a to Postpone Opealng af
Shosheae Reservation Intll
Roads 'A re Extended.
LANDER. Wyo.. Jan. 10. Severe weather
has so delayed the construction of the
Northwectem railway extension across
Wyoming toward the Shoshone reservation
that the road may not be completed when
the reservation IS opened In June. As
there are no railroads near the reservation
a movement is on foot to postpone the
opening until later In the season, when
both the Burlington and Northwestern
extensions may reach the borders of the
reservation at Lander and Thermopolta.
fnew Blockade la .Mew Mexico.
EL PASO. Tex.. Jan. 10-After beiug open
two daya. following a week a bkxjcsde, the
Rock Island Southwestern line was snow
bound again today and all train are tied
tv.- Meantime El Paao and all southern
Arizona town and anveltera supplied with
ooal from the Ltawaou fields are expert
saving; a Xuel lamias
ATTORNEYSHIP IS HFLD UP!
Senater Millard Too Bat; to Call the Dele
ration Tof iher Bs.'ore Saturday.
HE AND KENNEDY PLEDGED TO OMAHA MAN
Senior Senater Confirms Statement of
Former Senator Dietrich Regard
lar Promises Made by Cattle
men to the President.
(From a Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON. Jan. 10.-(8pecial Tele
gram.) The district attorneyship will not
be settled before Saturday at leaat. Senator
Millard said tonight that if the members
would permit he would call the delegation
together Saturday morning to determine
upon a successor to Baxter, but Senator
Millard haa become suddenly a very busy
man by reason of his chalrmanshlo of the
lnteroceanlc canHls committee. Tomorrow
Secretary Taft will hold the center of the
stage, to be followed as closely as possible
by members of the Panama commission,
heads of departments and others, who have
figured In the preliminaries of digging the
Governor Magoon. according to private
advices, has been asked to sail about Janu
ary 20 from the Isthmus and today cabled
Secretary Taft that he would be ready to
appear before the committee at any tlmo
after his arrival.
In view of the larger work which now
devolves upon Senator Millard by reason of
his chairmanship he said It would not be
possible for him to call the Nebraska dele
gation together before Saturday, at least,
on the attorneyship matter.
There are now some eighteen candidates
for the position, and with each new candi
date necessarily complications arise. These
candidates range from leaders of the Omah
bar to active, energetic men who have thet.
positions at the bar still to make. En. i
one regards himself a factor and conn--quently
makes the choice difficult.
Senators Millard and Burkett today had
an interview with Attbrney General Moody
In relation to Btirkett's bill dividing tho
state Into two federal districts. Senator
Burkett aald the Interview was satisfactory
and this may help solve the situation o far
as the district attorneyship Is concerned.
Millard and Kennedy are both pledged to
stand for an Omaha man, and unless a de
cided preference should be expressed - for
some outside man by the rest of the dele
gation there ia every reason to believe that
Omaha will retain the district attorneyship.
Conflrm Dietrich's Stntement.
Ex-Senator Dietrich's statement in the
Nebraska newspapers that if cattlemen had
been true to their promises made to tho
president in regard to taking down fences
the wholesale removal of officials would
not have been necessary, has attracted
much attention here. Senator Dietrich
went through the early stages of the illegal
fencing problem with the leading cattlemen
of Nebraska. He apeak as' one with au
thority and Is corroborated by his former
colleague. Senator Millard, who today said:
"Mr. Dietrich Is right when he says Ne
braska cattlemen made positive promise to
take down their fencea within a year. I
Hnk ft' waa during Wis -winter -oft 19U2-3
the leading cattlemen visited Washington
and consulted with members of the Ne
braska and Wyoming delegations as to the
proposed sctlon by the government In forc
ing the fences to come down. Members of
the delegation accompanied the cattlemen
to the office of the secretary of the in
terior and to the president's office, and had
satisfactory interviews with both those high
officials. They were told most emphatically
that all fences cumbering the public do
main must be removed, but that the gov
ernment did not Intend to distress the cat
tle growers by precipitate action. It was
agreed, as Senator Dietrich says, that the
cattlemen should begin soon to prepare for
the work of removal, which was to have
been effected and completed by June of
the following year ample time In which to
make the change without loss of animals
on the ranges.
"It is deplorable," continued Senator Mil
lard, "that the cattlemen did not keep their
promise. Their failure to do so incensed
the secretary of the Interior, which has led
to the Indictment and convictions of cat
tlemen and the removal of officials In Ne
braska, resulting In a scandal which haa
hurt the state."
Ifebrnsknn Divide oa Philippines.
Tonight the 'members of the NebrasUa
delegation, minus the senators, were guests
of Judge Klnkald. On thla occasion there
were no women present and the delegation
seriously considered a number of matters
now pending before congress on which they
will be expected to vote in the near future.
It has always been thu hope of some of the
members of the delegation thut Nebraska
would vote as a unit op all matter affect
ing the state, but early in the session it
was developed that there was too much in
dependence of thought to harmonize on
ome of the questions presented and the
attempt to secure unity waa abandoned.
Tonight it was developed that two of the
six members In the houae from Nebraska
will vote against the Philippine tariff bill
and there Is Just a possibility, that the
delegation will split even. This la a gain
of one to the insurgent column, as these
representatives are called who are opposed
to the pending bill. On statehood the
Nebraska delegation has not progressed far
enough In their social meetings to say
"where they are at." but generally it i
safe to put them with tho administration.
One thing haa been accomplished that haa
never existed before, and that Is the Ne
braska delegation proposes to meet weekly
at the homes of the member for two pur
posessocial enjoyment and an opportunity
to discuss matters affecting Nebraska.
Foar Postmasters' Term Expire.
Congressman HliiKhaw has been notified
by the Postofflce department that the term
of the postmasters at Exeter. Stromsburg.
Geneva and Wymore expire within a few
days. In the caae of Geneva and' Wymore
the services of the incumbents are satis
factory to the department and it was stated
by the department that unless conclusive
reasons for contrary action were shown
they would be reappointed. Acting upon
the almost unanimous endorsement of the
patron of the two office, Mr. Hinshaw
recommended their reappointment. In the
caaea of Stromsburg and Exeter the de
partment stated the present Incumbents,
would not be reappointed and asked Mr.
Hinshaw for a recommendation. A large
number of letter and endorsement have
been received by- Mr. Hinshaw In both of
theae caaea and he ha made numerous
visit to the two places. Upon the In
formation thus obtained he has recom
mended William J. HUdreth at Exeter and
William A. Post at Stromsburg.
Two Appolatmeats Aanaanced.
K. E. Gray and A. L. Frost of Omaha
have been appointed railway riiall clerks.
Upon the recommendation of Congress
man Klnkald, Dr. L. C Davis haa been
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Nebraska weather forecast
Fair Tharaday aad Friday.
Temperatare at Omaha Yesterdayl
Ilonr. Dec. Hour. leg.
a. m an I p. at ;t
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FAST MAIL REPORTED WRECKED
Ramor of Serlonn Aerldent on Soath
era Pnclflc Mna West of
SALE LAKE CITY, Jan. H.-A special
received by the Tribune this morning from
Ogden says It Is reported that the fast
mall on the Southern Pacific haa been
wrecked at Montello hill, 120 miles west
NEW. FEATURE IN HAZING CASE
Right to Compel Upper CI men to
Testify Oeeaplea Conrt
ANNAPOLIS. Md., Jan. 10 After an at
tempt lasting over an hour to arrive at
exact conclusion a to how far an upper
classman could be compelled to testify as
to his knowledge of hazing Incidents in a
case in which another midshipman Is under
j trial upon the charge of "encouraging or
countenancing hazing," the court martial
now engaged In the trial of Midshipman
Stephen Decatur, Jr., at the Naval acad
emy, rendered no decision and adjourned
until tomorrow, when the Judge advocate la
expected to Inform the court in the matter.
The point came up after Midshipman
; IMtersen B. Marzonl had objected answer
ing; a question aa to hazing which. It la
ai'li ged, had gone on before him. In the
: former court martial of Midshipman De
'catur, Marzonl testified that he waa present
j when Fourth Classman Gaylord Church
j waa hazed by being compelled to do "the
sixteenth," and that Decatur was present.
Proof of active participation In haslng waa
necessary ot fix that charge. In the pres
ent trial, however, "encouraging or coun?
tenancing hazing" Is charged, and It Is
claimed that no midshipman who waa
actually present, particularly a first class
man, oould teatlfy without Incriminating
A it I expected that all of the cases
yet to be tried will contain a charge and
specification relative to "encouraging and
countenancing hazing," the decision upon
, thla point la considered Important.
' STICKNEY SPEAKS IN ST. PAUL
President of Great Weatera
f Water and Freight
ST, PAUL, Minn.. Jan. lO.-President A.
B. Stickney of the Chicago Great Western
railway delivered an addresa today before
the Minnesota Municipal convention on
I "The Railways and the People,"
. - ....
siiiiofig; viner tilings nr. Diicaney ram on
the subject of watered stock: ;
There is no distinction in this respect
between railway capitalization and the
capitalisation of other fixed property, which
would In any degree Justify such discrimin
ating legislation, because it is well known
that there Is more "water" In the capitali
zation of other forms of fixed property
than in rallwav properttea.
It is well kV.wn that the capital value
of the farma and other fixed property of
the nation contains one part of "actual
cash cost" to ten or more of water, which
exceeds by many fold the ratio of "cash"
to "water" tn the proudest re-organized
A to railway rebates the speaker aald:
Experience has proven that, under present
conditions, without effective support from
the law, railways are powerless to prevent
rebates, and kindred devices, and experi
ences has proven aa long as rebate exist
no manufacturing or mercantile business
The remedy by consolidation of railroads
Into one strong enough' to defy rebate
seekers would be worse than the disease,
the speaker said. '
MEDAL FOR R0UGH RIDER"
la Preseaee of Distinguished Party
President Decorates Ko rarer
WASHINGTON. Jan. lO.-One of the
heroes of the battle of Laa Guaaimas,
Cuba, in the Spanish-American war was
rewarded today with a medal of honor,
conferred by congress, for conspicuous gal
lantry in action. The recipient of the
medal was Captain James Kobb Church
of the medical corps of the army, who
during the Spanish-American war was a
first lieutenant and assistant surgeon of
the First regiment. United States volunteer
cavalry the Rough Riders.
The presentation of the medal waa made
the occasion of a brilliant ceremony. In
the presence of a distinguished assemblage,
InolllillnsF fZS eat V nf TAU Tut 1 Jatit
tenant Ueneral A. R. Chaffee, chief of
staff, and the members of the general staff
of the army, and several officer of the
uavy. Including Surgeon General Rixey, all
In full dress uniform, and member of th
legislative council of the American Medical
association. President Roosevelt presented
the medal to Captain Church. The cere
mony took place In the president's private
office and the adjoining cabinet room.
CREDITORS GAIN BY THE ORDER
Ohio Jadg Deride Owaerahlp
Stock Exchange Seat Agalast
CINCINNATI. Jan. W.-The claim ot W.t
J. Odell to the Holsman seat in the New
xorK Biocx exenang waa aenied by lulled
States District Judge Thompson late y-
teraay ana an injunction wa issued to
prevent any Interference with the sale of
On the. outcome of thia litigation depends
the amount to be realized for the creditors
of Holzman Co.. bankrupta, and the
recent Bale of the seat .for IK.00Q i de-
! cided by the court to be regular and
proper. Attorney, for Odell gave notice
Wlv -" uuiiea
State circuit court of appeals.
Movemeat of Oeeaa Vessel Jai
At Va w York flilll1 ! ParLi .. J I.
pool; Kthopia. for Glasgow j Statandam, for
At Ulssgow-Arrlved: Salacla, from St'
Jos. N. II.
At Yokohama Arrived: Kmpreas of
India, from ancnuver; Twickenham, (roin
At I.iidon Arrived: Laucaslarlan from
Boston : M'saba. from New York.
I At Cherbourg Hailed:
U. for Now York.
At Plymouth Arrived:
Ar Qiotatf trum Kew
FIRE IN' BIG UOTEL
Eight Deaths lamed by Blase in West
THREE PERSONS KILLED BY FALLING
Firs Captain Loses Hit Life While laTing
FIVE SUFFOCATED IN THEIR ROOMS
Firs Starts at Foot of Slerater and Spreads
to Upper Floors.
HALLS INSTANTLY FILLED WITH SMOKE
Several Gneata aad Servants Par
tlally SafTemted and T Are
la Critical Condition Loss
MINNEAPOLIS. Jan. 10. Eight pornura
are dead from suffocation or from leaping
from windows and a score of people were
more or less Injured as a result of a fire
in the West hotel this morning.
CAPTAIN JOHN BERW1N of Truck No.
1. fell from the fourth floor to the Fifth
street sidewalk, while attempting to save
Mrs. Barlow s life.
W. (1. N1CKF.I-S, Minneapolis, chamber
of commerce, suffocated In his room on the
THOMAS SUMMER VILLE. Springfield.
Mass., suffocated in hi room on the sixth
J. E. WOLF. New Tork, suffocated In
his room on the seventh. floor.
CLINTON B. I-AMM K, New Tork, suffo
cated in his room on the seventh floor.
J. B. PKI8NIGER. New York. Jumped
from the seventh etory window.
MRS. M. F.. HODGES, Minneapolis,
Jumped from the seventh story window.
WILLIAM BLACK. New Tork. suffocated
The seriously Injured are:
Mr. and Mr. Samuel Spelsberger, Chi
cago, overcome by smoke.
Mary Rowaw, maid at the hotel, over
come by smoke.
N. 8. Ansdem. superintendent Minneapolis
and Northern Elevator company, seriously
Gordon C. Sapp, Chicago, overcome by
Ben W. Swlsky. Chicago, overcome by
Mrs. B. D. Barlow, Los Angeles. Injured
while being rescued by Captain John Ber
win; condition critical.
Alice Jjvd, maid in hotel. Injured by
Jumping to roof of Unique building.
Fire Start Panto.
The fire, which la supposed to have been
atarted by crossed electrlo light wire, waa
In Itself insignificant, being confined to the
elevator shaft and the top floor In the
corner of the building, but the wild excite
ment which followed the first a.arm hurried
people into tue halls and out on window
ledges In frantic attempts to save them
selves. , There wa really no help for
several who lost their lives. The wood in.
the elevator shaft hurned like tinder and
a sheet of flame twenty feet wide, mount
ing to the seventh story, frightened the
guest out of their senses.
It was the huge volume of. smoke that
stampeded the guests, as the moment a
door was opened the room waa filled with,
smoke and the panlc-striokett guests were
compelled to beat out the windows to pre
vent Instant suffocation.
Many, used their hand against the
windows, others their feet and in almost
every Instunce ugly wounds reaulted.
Following the first alarm the fire depart
ment was quickly on the scene and the
work of rescue began.
, The full extent of the tragedy whloh had
been enacted throughout the house wa
not known at first, as It waa thought that
the casualties were confined to those which
the crowd witnessed from the street, the
death of Captain Berwin and the unfortu
nate man and woman who leaped to death
In the alley toward Sixth street. At the
moment the department got the fir under
control a hurried search from cellar to
garret of the big property showed a score
of victims, more- or less overcome bv
smoke. The fire loss will not b over
Death of Captain Berwin.
Caught like rats In a trap several of those
who are now dead laid down In their rooms
to be slowly smothered and burned to
death. Others, more heroic, attempted to
escape by way of the fire escape. Captain
John Berwin, who lost hi life in saving
the life of Mr. B. D. Barlow of Los An
geles, Cal., wa one of the first firemen to
climb Into the burning building. 'Ascending
to the seventh floor on, a scaling ladder,
he stumbled upon the unconscious form
of Mrs. Barlow. The uged woman had
groped her way to the stairway, only to
succumb to the smoke. .
Strapping the limp body to his back,
Berwin pushed out onto the window ledge
to carry his burden down the ladder.' Be
tween the seventh und sixth floorw the
strap broke. Bending over to balance the
body of the woman a moment the fireman
leaned forward at the risk of his Uf and
gathering himself for a supreme effort
hurled the woman toward a crolcctlna
! ltdt' " floor below. Mr. Barlow had
been revived by the cold air and she
grasped thu projection and held on. In
making the throw Captain Berwin lost hia
balance and was daalied to hia death on
the pavement. Mrs. Barlow was rescued
by another fireman.
J. B. Pelsniuer. a traveling man from
New York, run to the seventh story
window. Apparently dazed, ho climbed Up
onto the window sill and an instant later
was turning and tumbling through th air.
He struck Hhe railing near the Hennepin
avenue side of the hotel and was llterally
cut in two.
Word has been received over the private
wire of the Van Dorn Grain comDanv at the
Omaha Board of Trade that a Mia Mabls
Larson of Omaha waa among the killed.
: The Hat of killed show a Mis Mabel
! Larson, but does not say she is from
j Omaha. Someone who declined to give his
. or the young woman's name called up Tht
j Bee by telephone to ask If word had yt
! been received of the death of Miss Mable
' Larson. He added that Larson waa not th
i right name of the young woman from
! Omaha, whose death 1. feared k. ...... k.
first name wa Mable. He .aid she wtol
Up to Minneapolis for the holiday., assutn-
, iv the name of Larson. He did not know
j thut b waa slopping at th West hotel. "
I' J. H. Hulbert. bailiff in Judge Estelle s
; department of the district court, received
word lh1 nephew, William. 8. Amsdett.
wa Injured in the fire, but the report can-
i in ,h !,to- business, the latter. ,C. M.
Amsden. being president of the Minneapolis
"evafr con,,,. Almost
simultaneously, with the receipt of the
news from Minneapolis. Mr. Hulbert waa
. , . . - . , ,
... u-ies oi nia
.staler, and mother of the Ainsden boyS.
I Mrs. Sarah K. Amsden. which nrcurr.
I Tuesday night. C. M. Amaden was wltit
big soother whan, death mrutl.
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