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FRANCE WILL ACT
SatiefacMon Will Be Demanded from Yes
eraels for Expaliioi of Taigny.
NAVAL DEMONSTRATION PROBABLE
Diplomat 6a ji Nation i Dwen
Extremities, by Irnult.
VENEZUELA CHARGE IS ORDERED TO LEAVE
Et Will Be Eicor.ed to Frontier by Com
iniisary ot Pglioe. '
NfcW CHARGi MADE AGAINST FRANCE
Cnrarhs Paper ny French Uovfr.
wient OfTlrlallr Assisted the Mntos
Rebellion nad Attempted to
1 .'ni3. Jan. 1. Official confirmation of
enrziiela'a unceremonious treatment of
M. Talgny, the retiring French chargti j
d'affaires at Cararns. has reHChed the For
eign office. The government Immediately
ileclded to adopt the most energetic meas
ures to obtain satisfaction. 'Though the
omVifllfl will not make any u. ot statement
on the subject, It Is understood that a naval
demonstration is under preparation, tha
division of the French warships recently
assembled In the vicinity-''of Venezuelan
diplomat confirmed this view of the situa
tion, saying that President Castro's action,
though not an absolute forcible expulsion
of the French representative, amounted to
in act of hostility, since after M. Talgny
had left the shore In perfectly good faith
In order to obtain dispatches from the
French steamer Martinique, the Veneiuelan
authorities without warning offered armed
reposition to his relandlng. Such an act
hould not remain unehastlsed. and France,
(he diplomat added, will have the support
of the whole world In demanding and ob
taining proper satisfaction, even should
armed Intervention prove necessary.
France, It was further pointed out, has
exhibited wonderful patience, but is now
drjven to extremities., .'
The French Cable company's oftlclala say
that they received confirmation thla morn
ing of the reports that the managera of the
company at Caracas and Lai Guayra have
also been expelled from Venezuela. The
company has about ten other managers In
charge of different office In Venezuela and
momentarily expect to hear that they have
been expelled. The officials of the company
have brought the matter before the govern
'iiient, which has not yet announced what
etepa have been taken In the matter, but It
Is believed the United States will be asked
to extend Its representation' to these man
agers. .'In the meanwhile M. . Maubourguet. the
Veneiuelan charge d'affaires here, has re
nmved an Intimation to leave French terri
tory, thus placing him , personally In an
awkward position owing to his private eom-
ici4 ifiatiops witijv,Frnce..Ai AtJl
iUo" believed That he retains lUi Franclt
:ltlxnshlp, which old make him liable
" to military service under the conscription
5:M p. tn. M. Maubourguet, the charge
d'affaires of Venezuela, here this afternoon
received the announcement of his expul
sion from French territory. The notlflca
lion was conveyed to him by M. Couvt,
the chief secretary of Premier Rouvler.
and a special commissary of police, M.
Ilennlon. The charge d'affaires showed
considerable emotion, but accepted the gov.
ernment'a decision. He will leave Paris
from the Northern railroad station at 10
o'clock - tonight for Lelge, Belgium, . ac
companted by , the special commissary ot
police, who Is responsible for Ms security
to the frontier.
' '.. Cabinet 'Will Consider
The action of the French government
with reference to Veneiuela has not yet
been finally decided. M. ' Rouvler Is call
lng the cabinet council together to con
sider tho steps to be taken. In ministerial
circle it Is believed that the Incident of
M. Talgny' expulsion loses some of Its
' character of gravity, as official notification
was 'given to Presidont Castro a few days
ix fore by the American minister, Mr. Rub
sell, that diplomatic relations between
France and Venesuela had ceased to exist.
Therefore, M. Talgny was not expelled as
the. representative of France, but as i
simple French citizen. Meanwhile a tele
gram from L'Orlent, the -French war port
In' Brittany, announces that the cruisers
Mil Dart and Chasxeloup-Laubat are pre
paring to join the French division cruising
lit the vicinity of Vcnesuelan waters.
Sw Charge' Aaalast Fraaee.
CARACAS, Venezuela, "Wednesday, Jut).
17. (Via Port of Spain, Island of Trinidad,
Jan. IS.) The Constitutional, in publishing
the correspondence preceding the dlplo
matlc rupture between Venezuela and
France, claims to prove the complicity of
France In the Mutos rebellton. The paper
We do not ticcuse tlie cable company,
whose responsibilities We consider to be
eliminated. We secure the French govern.
m-ni ot uisio?uuy encsueja, necause,
while' our reuroseiiUilives and tiiiiiintrr
wlille1 our representatives and ministers
Wore Sincerely hnnnnthlv iu...lrli.B l.ni
aktlmlons or the (liflicultlus In the light of
International reciprocitr, France cu-opor-alcd
With Malos, the leader of the revolu
tion, to stain our valleys ami cities with
Mood anil privately ordered the managers
of ths cable compuiy to transmit Informa
tion to the rcvoki' lonUis. slnued In bank
rupting the credit of the government
abrotid and endangered the integrity of the
A memorandum of the conference be
tween the American minister, Mr. Russell,
and Foreign Secretary Ybarra, on the sub
ject of the government's failure, to Invito
M. Talgny, tlie French charge d'affaires,
to the official New Year's dinner, sets forth
that Minister Ruwll said: .
Secretary Hoot ha cabled me expressing
that lie is deeply inutiSed In Ihe. u,urstiun
and iidds that piuve consequences win
surely follow if the situation Is not changed
A decree expelling from Venesuela Mil.
J.ii-roux Slid ilourget, respectively the
luamisers rf the Flench cable stations at
far.vjui snd I-aGuiyr.t, fjr disregarding
the liws cf the republic, was published
ICWA.B0Y IS IN THE TOILS
Itarlrs U. Jan.cs ot ;rlnnell Ac
cused of Hasina Otnrr Mid.
ehlputea at Academy,
ANNAlOLlS. Md.. Jan. 11 Mldshlmnan
Charles M. James of Grinned, la., a uin-.
ber of the second class, was served tilay
with a charge of lukslng. Th charge la
supported by eight specific lion, th v rest
rict number of distinct offenses yet chaiged
r gainst a midshipman.
Most of th .specifications alluge tuat
different physical xerclo war required.
SPAIN TAKES THE INITIATIVE
Moroccan Conference Adopts PI a a
Saggested tor Stopping; Trade
ALOECIRAS, Jan. 18.-The delegate to
the Moroccan conference held a private
session lasting two hours this afternoon.
The session resulted practically In an
agreement on the main lines of a plan for
the f" sslon of contraband arms entering
Mor . It was feared that this question
of ." .-aband might, lead to Franco
Oer. ?, tension as to who would carry
out I repressive measures proposed, but
at Ion happily appeara to have been
: The only divergence was a state
do by the Moroccan delegates that
aid not permit the repression Of or
ting for arms without flrat referring
Iter to the sultan,
lelrgates were In accord upon the
;all the powers, ssslsted hy Morocco,
laws pensllzlng the Introduction
of contraband. This followed a proposition
submitted by Spain which was designed to
reconcile the differences between France
Th Spanish proposition comprised eight
articles, the sixth of which pointed out
that France and Spain having territory con
tiguous to Moroeco"should be charged with
the surveillance of contraband along their
respective frontiers. When the duke of Al
modovar read this article Herr von Rado-
Itz Immediately rose and said that" It
would meet with the approval of Germany.
The French delegates expressed them
selves as highly gratified with the attitude
of Herr von Radowlts, as It had been antici
pated that Oermany would be likely to
raise difficulties concerning the control of
A " committee of five was appointed to
study and report on a final project at the
session to be held Saturday.
Today's meeting has strengthened tho
feeling among the delegates that the re
sults of the conference will be satisfactory.
One danger In the conference Is consid
ered to lie in the stiff attitude of Great
Britain. France, . It seems, Is disposed to
discuss with Germany the basis of an
agreement, but whether Great Britain will
favor such an agreement Is not known.
However, nearly everyone thinks that the
longer the preliminaries are kept up the
less will be the danger and that time alone
will sld in harmonizing the various dif
ferences. Active telegraphing fs going on between
the ambassadors and their respective cap
itals. Something of a flutter was caused among
the diplomats today by the news that
smallpox exists here. Rear Admiral Sigs-
bee, who learned this fact from the au
thorities at Gibraltar, Issued an order for
bidding anyone belonging to his squadron
to go ashore at Algeclras.
SERIOUS TROUBLE AT HAMBURG
Rioting aad Pillage Follows Political
Demonstration Planned by the
BERLIN, Jan. 18: The demonstrations at
Hamburg yesterday against the proposed
new election law assumed a more serious
aspect last night than indicated In previous
llspatchea. A barricade was erected in one
nfJJtx. streets. .leading -t tha flsli market
and the police were firmly resisted until
midnight. In attempting to disperse the
rioters tha latter opened fire with, every
kind of weapon and about- twenty police
men were wounded, one of whom has since
died. The demonstrations were mainly or
ganized by socialists and are Intended as a
protest against the proposed election law
which partly disfranchises the poorer
k Over twenty shops were plundered. The
number ot rioters wounded is not Known,
but more than a dozen were treated at one
drug store. Some of these were seriously
wounded. A policeman broke the skull of
a 12-year-old boy, who was trying to turn
out a street lamp.
Police headquarters today ordered all
drinking places in the riot district to be
closed at 8 o'clock In the evening, the hour
when the wharf and shipyard men return to
The workman who took part In yester
day's demonstrations were locked out this
morning. Over 4,00t lose their employment.
It is believed that demonstrations will
hereafter be kept within legal limits.
RUSSIAN POLITICAL ..MEETING
First Hegnlar Party Convention Ever
Held la St, Petersburg in
ST. PETERSBURG. Jan. 18. The first na
tional ronventlou organised by a political
party In the history of Russia, that of the
constitutional democrats, opened her to
day. Two hundred and fifty delegates, rep
resenting sixty provincial organizations,
were present. The first act of the delegates
was significant of the trend of the conven
tion, the temporary chairman. Prof. Ka
releff, calling on tha assemblage to rise In
memory of the victims of January U ("Red
Sunday"), several of whom were shot not
far from the hall where the convention was
Then, under the chairmanship of M. Pet
ruukevltch of Tver, the convention took up
the discussion of the first toplo on the pro
gramthe party' attitude towards ths
elections to the national assembly. Prof.
MUukorf. Editor Hessen and Prince Hakoff
sky'were the leading speaktra. The con
vention la expected to last three days.
BRYAN'S .. VIEWS UNCHANGED
Visit to Philippines Haa Not Altered
- Ilia Opinion Regarding- Island's
SAN DAK A N Borneo, Via Manila, Jan.
11 After leaving tho Philippine Islands to
visit India, W, J. Bryan made the following
statement to the Associated Press: '
My visit to the Philippines has been very
Im, icHiiiig and Instructive, and I appre
ciate the facilities afforded m by the civil
unu military auinoriiies lor a thorough in
, vest'.gatlou of the Filipinos. This has en
I abled me to collect much knowledge which
' 1 hope to use for the benefit of both the
'American people and the Filipinos.
; . Tha promts given by the rmlng gener
ation of the natives , to use the English
lnnguage surpasses my expectation mor
; than anything else.
I My views regarding the independence of
J the inlands ha not changed.
SIX REBELS ARE EXECUTED
I Members of Wnrsaw Kevolatlonnry
j ' Committee Meet Death at
WARSAW, Russian Poland. Jan. II. Six
Jews, members of the local revolutionary
committee, who were tried by court-mar.
tlal and condemned to death, were ex
ecuted today in the court yard of tbe
Warsaw citadel. They were arrested a
fortnight ago, charged with engaging In
tfes revolutionary propaganda, manufactur
ing bombs anj extorting money.
GOSS CALLS ON -PRESIDES I
Interview laid to Have Beei Highly
Satiafaatory to Both Partita..
CONFERENCE WITH MOODY SATURDAY
At that Time Matter reading la Die
trlct Attorney'a Office at Omaha,
Will Be none lata Thoroughly
it Agreement Reached.'
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) Senator Burkett and Congressman
Kennedy today presented diaries A. Goss
to the president and the interview was en
tirely satisfactory, it la understood, to both
the president and Mr. Goss, although he
was scarcely ten minutes with the chief ex
Owing to an Important case now pending
in the supreme court, having relation to
the Philippine tariff law, Mr. Moody, the
attorney general, will not be able to see
Mr. Goss before Saturday morning, when
a conference at some length will be held
between them, the attorney general, It Is
understood, being desirous of going over In
detail with Mr. Grots questions now pending
In the district attorney's office In Nebraska.
Mr. Goss said tonight that he was very
greatly pleased with the reception ac
corded him; that so fitr as ho was' con
cerned he would be district attorney with
out any strings on the title, and that so far
so tar '
is factions might go In Omaha he
know no faction whatsoever, but would
conduct his office along the lines of the
Knknld Wants Better Roads.
Congressman Klnkald applied to the War
department today for an appropriation for
Improving the highway from Fort Robinson
to Crawford, a distance of about four miles.
This Improvement is greatly needed and In
his conference with Quartermaster General
Humphrey he bore down on the necessity
of making this highway passable, and as
the' highway extends nearly all the way
over the Fort Robinson reservation It Is
peculiarly a government matter. Judge
Klnkald was assured that everything pos
sible would be done to bring about the
wishes of his constituency.
Bill to Ratify Indian Agreement.
The senats committee on Indian affairs to
day reported Senator Gamble's bill to rat
ify an agreement with the Lower Brule
band of Sioux Indians In South Dakota.
Under the agreement the Indians are to
cede to the United States approximately
66,51X1 acres in the western portion of their
reservation. The United States will ex
pend $70,700 on these Indians In considera
tion of the cession of their land. Thla sum
will be disbursed In part In constructing
sixty-three miles of wire fence along the
northern, western and southern boundarlea
of the diminished reservation and the re
mainder of the money will be expended In
the purchase of stock cattle.
W. J. Relslnger has been appointed post
master at Dustin, Holt county. Neb., vice
L. L. Smith, resigned.
Miner Matters at Capital.
Congressman McCarthy y". today recom
mended the following postmasters for re
appointment: Ct JE, Hunter, Wakefield;, T.
B. Calnon, ' Lyons; . Roy - A. - Richmond,
Wausa.' . f
Henry T. Clarke of Omaha, who has been
In Washington several days In attendance
upon the meetings of the Mississippi River
Improvement association,' left thla after
noon for Philadelphia on his way home.
The application of M. D. Bllsborough.
Charlea C. Armour, Henry Block, R. M.
Slight, W. B. Benton and others to organ
ise the First National bank of Little Rock.
Ia., with $25,000 capital, haa been approved
by the comptroller of the currency.
PREACHERS TALK TO PRINTERS
New York Clergymen Confer .. with
Strikers Over Affairs ot tho
NEW YORK, Jan. 18. In response 'to an
appeal from Typographical union No. .
about twenty clergymen of the Methodist
Episcopal church today met a committee
from the striking printers of the Methodist
Book Concern and heard their grievances,
The men contended that the eight-hour day
for which they struck waa a Just demand
and declared they had been locked out by
the boo concern because they ware strug
gling to better their condition.
Rev. D. C. Cook spoke for the clergy
men. He said the Methodist Book Concern i
had advanced the wages of Its printers a
year ago and had always been considered a
closed shop until the recent atrtke made lt !
necessary to become an open shop. He de- I
clared that some of the men who struck
hud been employed by the concern for
nearly flfy years. He also asserted that
the Methodist Book Concern should not be
treated as a commercial institution, aa it
waa not conducted for gain, but for the
benefit of widows, orphans and worn-out
ministers. He said he thought the printers
had mad a mistake In going on strike.
The Methodist church was a church for
the working people, however, and always
would be" and th conference would con
sider what could be done for the printer.
OIL MEN BUYING NEW HOMES
Lo Angeles Believes It Will
Residence ot Standard Oil
LOS A'3ELES, Cal . Jan.- 18.-L. V.
Harkness. a Staudard Oil magnate, has pur
chased another pluce on . South Orange.
Grove boulevard, Pasadena. The consider
ation nsmed Is 160, COO. This is accepted a
confirmation of the rumor that Mr. Hark
ne Is seeking to niake Pasadena a winter
residence headquarter for th millionaires
who art associated with John D. Rocke
feller In Standard Oil. -
A few weeks ago Harkness purchased
Carmellta. one of the finest residence prop
erties In southern California. It waa then
declared that Harkness had bought it for
Rockefeller, who would occupy the house
next winter. This rumor waa never posi
tively denied by Harkness.
LOW RATES FOR CONVENTIONS
Graad Army and Confederate Vet
erans Each tilven Faro of On
Cent Per Mil.
CHICAGO, Jan. 11 At a meeting of rep
resentatives of the transcontinental rail
ways held here today it was decided to
niakrthe following rates for th conven
Grand Army of the Republic encamnment
Minneapolis: Confederate Veterans' reunion.
New Orleans, eacti I ent per mile.
Mystic g-tnere. San Frauclsco; Federa
tion i . 'omen's Clubs, Minneapolis:
Knights of Pythias' conclave. New Orleans,
each one fare for the round trip. .
- National educational association. San
K.anowoo, Oe faro for th round trip, plu
CHICAGO BROKERS ; SUSPEND
McHeyaolds it ., One ef Best Known
Firms nn Board mt Trade, Oe , . '
. lata Llnldat1a.
CHICAGO. Jan. .18. Announcement was
made this afternoon of the suspension of
the grain and commission firm Of MrRey
nolds & Co. of thisclts one of the best
known firms on the Bon M 'of Trsde. The
affairs of the firm will be wound up and it
will go out of business. 'The statement la
made, however, that the creditors will be
paid In full and that the assets of the con
cern are fully equal to the liabilities. The
house has been a large handler of cash
grains and controls two large elevators in
this city and one lit St. Louts. George S.
McReynolds, who Is the head of the firm. Is
the president of the McReynolds Elevator
company and also of the Southern Elevator
company. He left the office of the company
this afternoon Immediately after the an- I
nouncement of the suspension was made
ind would not make a sta demerit of the con
dition of the firm. General Manager F. H,
Babcork of the firm. Tiowevr. said: '- "
I am not able to give figures, but I will
say that the assets of the oornpsny will be
ample to protect sll of the creditors and
that there will not be any fluancUl loss. The
suspension Is due simply to high office ex
penes and a poor run nf business. The af
fairs of the company will be wound up and
It will go out of buslneas. . All of our open
trsdes nsve been transferred to Prlngle,
Fitch Rankin and that concern will care
for all of our customers who haw deals
still pending on the board. The fact Is that
the firm wss forced out of business. - The
cause of the trouble Is not Immediate, but
haa been coming or some time. High ex
pendltures and small receipts are the csuse
of the suspension and that is about all there
Is to the matter. If such a condition had
been sllowed to exist matters might hsve
reached a point where some of the creditors
could not have been protected. .
At the office of Prlngle, Fitch Rankin It
wss announced that the open tradea of Mc
Reynolds A- Co. had been taken over, but It
was declared. that the firm (possessed no In
formation of the financial condition of the
At the office of the Board of Trade no offi
cial notice of the suspension had been filed
within two and a half hours of the closing
of the board. The Information had spread,
however, and It caused much surprise
among brokers, as the firm was thought to
be doing a large and prosperous business.
It Is not believed that the suspension will
have any effect on the Board of Trade to
morrow. The number of open accounts car
ried by the firm was not large, and con
sisted for the most part of trades In corn
and oats. The firm did no Stock exchange
business, although It dealt somewhat In cot
ton. Because of the condition of the mar
ket, the deals In corn and provisions of late
have been few In number and of .limited
AWFUL EXPLOSION IN MINE
Eighteen Men Gatanahedl im Colliery
Near Charleston, w. Va, aad
All Are Probably Dead. ,
CHARLESTON, W. Va., Jan. 18. Eigh
teen men are believed to have .been killed
In a terriflo explosion today. In one of tUe
mines of the Detroit & Kanawha Coal
company at Detroit, on Paint creek, this
county, twenty-five miles f imi her. The
men who were In tha mine 'at the time of
tbe explosion and who ar Wilred t have j
pensnea ar:j '
ISAAC PANCAKE. '
BENJAMIN SNYDER. f
CHARLES SNYDER, " i
A. N. BOVINE.
JAMES M CARDLE.
PATRICK M CARDLE.
C. P. NEAL.
EDWARD BR1DOEMAN. .
' PHILIP BRIDGEMAN.
EDWARD MICKEL .
PATRICK M'LA I'GHLIN. :
JOHN M LAUGHL1N.
The four Brldgemana were brothers, . -as
were the three Snyder, the three McCar
dies and the two Mlckels, The McLaugh
lins were father and son. . That more men
were not in the mine at the time of the
accident was due to the fact that almost
I All .f (h. flu if ,vAn rnn.l.ilnv r t .lnAM
Ioader. dr,verB were eatlng tnetr 6in
,j , .
I " " T.w"7. " " " T ",11-
; curre(, at U.M O.olock Ha1 lt been eltner
before or after the noon' hour the death1:' T VVJ .
ii..'.n..u k. ..in m I took charge of the party to conduct It to
as hundreds of men would have been killed.
The force of the explosion was so great
that the hill trembled. Ton of wreckage
and debris were hurled from the mouth
of the mine, blocking th entrance and
making the work of rescue difficult. The
first body reached was that of G. P. Neal.
which was discovered 160 yard from the
entrance. The mine superintendent say
thut thn other men were vnrklnsr . much
further haek than Neal. and he ha. no hni.
of reaching them until tomorrow morning.
DUNNE NOW HAS MAJORITY
Chlcagro Conncll Passe Two Traction
Ordinances at Request of tho
CHICAGO, Jan. 18. Mayor Dunne tonight
for the 'first time since his election found a
majority of the aldermen back of him and
tho city council in special session did all it
could to advance the municipal ownership
plans and passed the rest on to the people.
As the traction situation now stands, the
voters of Chicago will have to decide next
April whether they want to borrow 175,000,- and I think he ha decided to do Some shop
000 and go Into' the street railway business , ping," said a good-looking man with a black
or not. Both of the mayor ordinances
under the provisions of the Mueller bill
were passed by the council by small ma
jorities. One of the ordinance provide
for the Issue of STS.WO.COO of street railway
certificates. Ths other ordinance author
izes the city to operate as well as own
treat railways. All that remain now Is 1
for the voters to ratify tlie action of the
council at the April elecf,0. but if they
hould fall to do so then matter go back
to exactly wher they were before today's
council meeting. The council took all day
and part of the night to do what it did. - -
MOTHERS TO PRINT MAGAZINES
Executive Conncll of Congress Trie
to Have International Meet- .
lag; la Washington. '
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18-At th annual
meeting yesterday of the executive council
of th National Congre. of Mother it was
decided to recommend that the next Inter
national congress of mothers be held In
The speakers at the annual conference to
b held ln Los Angeles May 7-10, mere also
decided upon. Among them are Mr. W. S.
tlefferau of Chicago, chairman of th edu
cational committee and Judge 'Lindsay of
the Denver (Colo.) Juvenile court. -
It waa derided also to Inaugurate la Feb
ruary tbe publication of a monthly maga
zine devoted lo- th purpoae vl lit uigaui- j
tut In,, I
CHINESE AT STATE CAPITAL
Impsrial Csmmiiilon V sit. Stato Farm
ADDRESSES AT STATE UNIVERSITY
Chancellor Andrews Talks Brledy
and Tnan Fans Responds, Telling
of tho Objects of Their
Visit to America.
(From a Staff Correspondent.!
LINCOLN, Jan. ia-Speclal.)-Llncoln to
day entertained the Imperial Chinese com
mission, composed of representatives of the
Chinese government, who are touring the
United States studying American ways and
Inspecting American schools and American
government. Nebraska and the city of
. , .... . . , (
the distinguished visitor. They were met .
t ih. k. o,,..-, M.vnr I
Brown, Chancellor -Andrews, 3. .E. Miller,
president of the Commercial club; A. R.
'Allen, secretary to the governor, and E. H.
Clark, secretary to the chancellor. With
these citizens acting as hosts the visitors
were taken in a special car to the state
farm, then to the state house. " the state
penitentiary and the university. At noon
they were given lunch hy IX R. Thompson
at the Lincoln hotel.
At the State farm the visitors were shown
the fine stock and the grain display and
for a little while listened to the speeches
being delivered at the state agricultural
meetings now being held. As only a very
few of them could speak or understand the
English language the visitors said 'they
expected to learn by sight rather than by
hearing speeches. At the state house they
were particularly Impressed by the state
superintendent's office and asked for liter
ature and copies of the school laws, which
were given them.
Heading the party Is Tuan Fang and Tal
Hung Chi. the high commissioners of the
eniplre. With them are some sixty students
and officials, some clothed In American
costumes, while the great majority wear
the robes of the Chine.
Principal Delegate Talks.
At the university this afternoon Chan-
cellor Andrews delivered a Short address j
and Tuan Fang responded, each speech !
being Interpreted by the secretary of Tuan
Fang, 8ao-Ko Alfred Sze, a Cornell grad- !
uate. Tuan Fang said:
We feel the heavy responsibility of our
mission to this country and the duty we
have been Instructed to carry out that of
studying this and other countries. We de
sire to study the Intellectual, Industrial
and commercial side of America, as well f
as its political, and we regret that our stay.
In this country will be limited to only a
short time. We hop, however, to accom- :
pllsh a great deal In a short time, as the '
Americans have shown such willingness to
help us. We have been cordially received
and have been extended every courtesy.
We shall also study the Chinese away from
home. To these Chinese the emperor and
empress dowager wish to extend a greeting
and wish to remind them that their sub
jects abroad are still in their sovereign's
care and their interests are "dear to the
hearts of their sovereigns,"
A special convocation of the .t.M.nt. w'TO w,u lounaea tnai in mercnants or
held In honor of the visitors. . . '
rVnvAllnop vHlh AnMml-MlmM I- ft..
Jenks. a personal representative of Presl- J
- ijnr - - RocweVert,tK. Jenks said-
We Have much to lea-rn from the people
who are our guests. During the year I
spent In China I was repeatedly Impressed
with tho culture of the peonle with whom
I associated. At a time when our -ancestors
were untaught savages wandering in
some unknown Jand, the ancestors of our
guests were the upholders of a civilisation
worthy to be compared 'with the best of
ancient or modern days. While our guests
say they came to learn from us, we should
them. We should be grateful to the rulers
of China that they have sent to us such
men, who exemplify the refined culture and
the practical ability of China.
CHISESE COMMISSION IN .'OMAHA
Stop at Depot Long; Enough to Secnro i
Sonvenlr Postcard. '
Mandarin' Tuan Fang and Tal Hung Cha,
special copimlsslnners of the Chinese gov
ernment, ' accompanied by sixty of their
countrymen, arrived in Omaha at S:30 last
j night over the Union Pacific from Lincoln,
Where they had spent the day. They were
! n the city less than half an hour, their
,' train being transferred to the Northwest.
When the train pulled Into the Union sta
tion a small group of curious people had
gathered to form an opinion of a represen
tative party of the higher class of Chinese
citizen. If they thought to see uncouth,
uncivilized looking men, their expectation
were not fulfilled, for these visitors, In man
ner and conversation, aa well as In appear
ance, could hav lost nothing by comdati-
' on w,,n cuiiureo men OI tni
Those who were not in their berth came
out and walked up and down on the plat-
form, and though they did not seek the ac-
qualntance of any of the American were
not a bit backward about talkina- shin i.
dressed. There were fifteen Chinamen on
the train, according to the statement of
Mr. Wu. secretary of tha commission, who
could speak English fluently, and at least
twenty young men who had studied the
language In their native schools long enough b th Northwestern railway.- Th
to be able to read It. article further state that th road will
Secretary Wu wa th official pokeman run a uthea,tern direction to the Colo
of the party. The reporter for Th Bee ' rdo "tat8 Unc' wher u u oeHeved con
could not find him. for several minute for nectlon win nmd with th Bartsa
he had left the train as'soon as It stopped I Encampment road, which Is being built
"He I much Impressed with your city
I cigar and a silky queue which nun to hfa
heels. This was Mr. Wun. who, being a
graduate of Tale, bad absorbed an uncom
mon amount of American levity. ' I '
Bay Sonvenlr Cnrds.' '
Secretary Wu came running breathless
from the depot, hi hands fulf of postcard.1
, r" Z?"'-?: r,h- J,.7i l'ur'
I comra(Je, hod
on which were pictures of th Missouri
"We were after souvenirs," Mr. Wu said.
''Some of these we write on and send ther.i
to our people. Some w will keep a re-
membrances of the trip.,
"You want to know about our trip In
America? Well, w hav been her six days,
having landed in- San Francisco on January
12. W are very much
country, in possioiutie or th vast
stretch between Omaha and the coast ha
been a subject of conversation almost con
stantly. ' . .
This day w have spent In Lincoln, and
! thfr h "me welcome na courteous con-
siaeraiion was . txienara lo us wnicn we
hav met all over the west. The governor,
th chancellor and the other honorable gen
tlemen all made It very pleasant for us. Wo
visited the state . farm and Inquired much
Into the methods of teaching agriculture at
erhool. The wisest men of our party re
garded tha stats prison a model, and they
made careful not of all they saw there.
One thing which pleased us much was the
special convocation of student which hon
ored u at ths university.- Th chancellor
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Rein Friday! Rising Temperature la
Rast and Central Portions. atar.
- tarday Jtala.
Temperatar at Omaha Yesterday!
Hear. Des. Hoar. Dfx.
B a. m gT I p. ra M
a. m...... Kit 2 p. m...... ST
X a. tn S3 .1 p. m . . . t . St
I l. n.n.M tl 4 p. m )
o. as st It p. m ft"
1 a, m S3 p. m...... Sit
11 a. m. S4 , T p. m i
IS as ST H p. m s
p. ttt...... 2H
BEEF TRUST ' CASES OPEN
pedal Plena of Indicted Packers for
Itsnssltr Arsroed Before
CHICAGO, Jan. IS. - The trial of the
special pleaa of J.. Ogdcn Armour and
mi otner pacaers. ana attorneys, now
"no" ta-lrttnent for consplrscy to restrs n
,rna n commerce were opened late
iwi"ro juiik" ritinipnrry jii
United State district court. Among the
defendants In court at tho opening of the
f case were J. Ogdcn Armour, Charles V .
Armour, T. J. Connors, Ira N.' Morris,
Edward Morris, fharles F. Swift, Edward
Swift, Edward Cudahy and A. H. Vceder.
The Issue in the present case Is the
contention of the packers- thst the govern
ment should not prosecute them under tho
indictments found because they are en
titled to Immunity under a section ot the
law which grants freedom from prosecution
to any . person who Is compelled to pro
duce Incriminating evidence against him-
self. It is claimed by tho packers that I
they were compelled by Commissioner of".
' Corporations Gsrfleld to give such evl
, dence, and that they were moreover prom
ised immunity by him. The result of the
; hearing which began today will determine
whether or not tho government lias the
j right to proceed to trial under the lndlct
j ments returned against the packers.
I Attorney John 8. Miller for the pack
ers made the opening statement. He took j
up the Garfield report, explaining It, and
detailing at length the Issues of fact which
are Involved In the case. Mr. Miller then
launched Into a long discussion of the law
governing interstate commerce. District
Attorney Morrison raised an objection to a
long discussion of the law.
"I am Inclined to permit the widest latl-
tudo in this matter," said Judge Humph
rey. Mr. Miller then continued his statement,
but at the close of the day he had not
completed his arguments and he will again
have the' floor at the opening of court to
CHICAGO MERCHANTS EXCITED
Mlssoarl River - Tore as Tnra a
Trick on Freight
CHICAGO, Jan. 18. (Special Telegram.)
Chicago merchants are wrought up over a
rumor which they have run down and find
Omaha,. Kansas City, St. Joseph and Mis-
- pwiin river uiwm mim KUUUl 10 emer into
vontract with the Great Western railroad
;f a ootnoiodhva raff on dry goods between
' Chicago and the Missouri river. The mer-
chants here feel that this 1 g direct 'blow
at their interests: that It is another case of
unjust discrimination against Chicago on
the part of the Great Western, and they
are making . preparations to combat It.
While it la understood that the contract
has not been made yet, it can be stated on
competent authority that the negotiations
hav bn c""10 n almost to the point of
completion and1 the announcement of the
new rates can be looked for at an early
The Chicago merchants have been cogni
sant for several weeks of the attempt on
the part of the Missouri river merchants to
Interest some railroad or railroads in their
project. It Is said that only two roads, the
Wabash and Great Western, have consid
ered the offer at all, and yesterday it was
declared that the Wabash had withdrawn
entirely from tha negotiations. The proposi
tion Is a similar one to the contract agree
! en 'h'ch lt between the Missouri
river packers and the Great Western, which
was consummated about two year ago, and
haa worked a great detriment to Chicago.
WILL BUILD JT0 SHOSHONE
Big- Horn Railway Fllaa Amended
'Article of Incorporation at
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Jan. 11-Amended
articles of incorporation of the ' Big Horn
railroad, an adjunct of tha Burlington ay-
nv wre ni m omce or the clerk
i or "arml couy toaay. ine amended
i rttcle" that th road shall hav
I Pwr- ,n lti0I t other project,
to end It line which now I being built
from Cody, Wyo., to Worland, in Big Horn
county, south of the Big Horn river at it
junction with Muskrat creek, which will
bring the road Into the Shoshone reserva
tion, close to the town of Shoshone, estab-
nOW "0UU1 Irora ln" Lnlon Racine 11ns at
LUMBERMEN ELECT OFFICERS
northwestern Asaoclatloa Also Calls
for the Preservation of
'' MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.. Jan. 18. The
ixth annual meeting of the Northwestern
Lumbermen's association adjourned today.
Before adjournment the lumbermen passed
the resolution calling for the preservation
of th forests.
The election of officers resulted a fol
low: President, Ralph Burnslde, Oskaloosa,
la.; vice president, C. E. Greef, Eldora,
la.; directors for three years, George C,
pleased with th Ingram center, and J. J. Lucaa.
e of th vastly., . ,
T. lllifiim. 111, riiui tirr vii. v. II. SVOIHf,
The meeting of th Retail Lumbermen's
association, an Important adjunct of the
Northwestern association, immediately fol
lowed. Movements of Ocean Vessels J
At New York HMIed: Is 8a vol.
Huvre: Helllg Olav. for Copenhagen, etc.
At Liverpool Arrived: Cedrlc, from New
York: Luke Manitoba, from St. John's;
Manxman, from Portland.
At Glasgow Arrived: Hibernian, from
At Queensiown Sailed: Arabic, for New
At Marsellles-Arrlved: Algeria, from New
At Genoa Sstled: Nord America, for New
At Connhag'eo WUd; . lolud States.
r a'fcw Vara.
REFUSES TO ANSWER
Foahsey Billow in Oonttmst of SonaU
TESTIMONY IS RAMBLING AND INEXACT
Sayi Sanitary Conditi' ni Keep Eminent
Engineers from Ii.hmu. 1
HE DECLINES TO GIVE THE1K NAMES
Thinks it .Weald Be Violation of Confi
dence and Embirass Informant.
COMMITTEE HOLDS tXtCUTIVE SESSION
Division of opinion Develops Regard
' lng Propoaal to Punish Witness -for
Contnmney aad No
.Action is Taken.
WASHINGTON, Jan. ll.-Poultney Bige
low. the magazine writer whose arraign
ment of the administration and manage
ment of the isthmian canal affairs In an
article published In the Independent, which
was denounced by Secretary of War Taft,
proved to be a contumacious witness beforo
the senate committee on Interoceanlc canals
todny and Involved the committee In a con
troversy which caused two executive ses-
",m ",U7V m v "T " U
cltrancy of the witness was shown aa the
result of a statement made by him thnt
many eminent engineers had declined to ac
cept employment of the government because
of physical conditions on the Isthmus. Tho
committee demanded the names of such en
gineers and Mr. Blgelow declined to glvo
them on the ground that to do so would be
to violate confidence and subject these' per
sons to embarrassments. He Intimated that
the dlspleaaure of the administration would
be exhibited in such ' manner that their
reputations would be worth nothing after
the official replies should be concluded.
Two opportunity to answer were given
to Mr.- Blgelow, but he persisted In refusing
to answer. Senator Morgan, who conducted
the' last examination, warned the witness in
auch manner aa seemed to commit the com
mittee to punishment, If he continued to
bring himself Into contempt. The advice
was of no avail and the doors were ordered
closed for a second time.
Division tn Committee.
In executive session It developed that the
committee wa agreed that the evidence of
Mr. Blgelow. wa of such a natur .that
there could be no ' doubt, of the commit
tee's power' to have him dealt with sum
marily. Senator Knox, Hopkins and Mor- .
gan favored a certification of hi recal- -cltrancy
to the vice president for submis
sion of the case to United State Attorney
Baker for the District of Columbia. Ihla
coura met opposition from Senator Gor
mii and Simmon on th ground that it
prevent further examination of th wlt
nes ,on - other subject mentioned lit tho
magazine article. hlch ' makes , charges
against th canal mi'iagcri,'it ... 'Member t
f th committee ald that lie. .'.aw'
usefulness a a witness waa at an end and
urged and. argued so vehemently against
any delay In proceeding against Mr. Blge
low. that Senator .'Gorman and SJmmona
declared that their purposo seemed to In
terfere with the. thorough Investigation ot
canal affaire which wa ordered by the
When lt wa apparent there could be bo
action today a motion to adjourn until
tomorrow at U o'clock wa carried. 1 hi
was with the understanding that the
records of today" hearing should be
printed and ln the hands of the commit
tee at tomorrow's meeting.'' Mr. Ulgelow
was commanded to hold hlmaelt teauy to
appear tomorrow. 1
Mr. Blgelow' Testimony.
, Mr. Blgelow was th first witness befor
the committee. He wa asked to tU his
story ln his own way.
"I am embarrassed ' to appear In any
capacity before any respectable body after
having been described as a sensation mon
ger from an' official ource." said Mf.
He asked to be allowed to put himself
right and proceeded , to tell of hi public
work, where he had lectured and the .
respectable bodies that had done him
honor. He said he wa not attempting to
get advertising or to sell hi book by Bucli
testimony, but believed that in th faoo
of the attack mad upon him such testi
mony Is pertinent. In term of great
familiarity he referred to men of letter
and publicists of his standing In an aftort
to set himself right :
"As to what I saw personally on the
Isthmus," said Mr. Brgelow, "I will ay
that I had the better part of two days, ar
riving at Colon at 10 o'clock In th morn
ing." Going to a map of the Isthmus he pointed
out that laborers were landed ln an oozy
swamp of a pesitllentlal character, and
he asserted that the sanitation was of the
worst character'. He said that to uso
names would subject th person . who
helped him In getting his Information to
embarrassment and "make their names
worth nothing by the tint official repll
In reference to his article In the In
dependent, he said that It hod been de
clined by Harpers' and Collier's weekllas
befor lt wa accepted by the Independent.
Replying to an inquiry by Mr. Gorman,
th witness said he had not represented
any American Interest on the Isthmus.
Returning to a discussion of his visit to
th isthmus, Mr. Blgelow 'said h spent
most of the time Investigating ' sanitary
conditions. He thought ha had been In
grave danger thero because of the fact
that Secretary Taft and Governor Magoon
had not been through thea Swamps, and
that there must have been toitit good Ma
son for their avoidance of these place.
Describing conditions, he declared that
there are no sanltsry depots. His testimony
wa general and on motion of Mr. Knox th
witness wss Instructed to confine It to stat
ing the facts on which he based hia article
on th mismanagement of canal affairs. He
replied that his article wss based on his
pcrsnnnl visit to lu different shacks which
Secretary Taft, Mr. Stevens and Mr. Shouts
had pronounced to be lit good, healthful
condition and which he found to bo with
out water or sanitation. He wus inter
rupted again and told that Impression wer
valueless and asked to give facts.
Refuses lo Give "tame.
"Well, here I a fact. Many engineer of
not decliru-d to aecept government em
ployment in clearing up the sanitary con.
dltlons." ' . ,
"Nam them," demanded Mr. Knoa.
"I think It would b embarrassing to than
to have their name made publio." aald he.
t'ln Insistence being mad,. Mr.', Blgelow
lConiinud on Boeorid Pgg.)
jgsv tii nam ef JoUo, J", I'mma yog
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