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THE OMAHA DEE
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A tgpr for th Hem
THE OMAHA BEE
' Best A". West
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 171.
0MA1L, MOXDAY MORNTX,;. JAXUAHY 22, 1906.
SINGLE COrY THliKfc CENTS
ZERO IS NOW AT HAND
Winter Finally Eete In ft? Omaaa aid
COLO WAVE PROM NORTH ENDS SUMMER
BoaesT Kale Dietgreeable j Sharp Drop
in Teaperatnrf. 1
WAPM. WEATHER IN THE EAST
Tcmpcratnit of Eighty Degree Eeported
in Bat toe labor be.
MAN PRIST RAT ED tY HEAT IN PITTSBURG
f.ephir f row. tunkirril In Wo lag
F.antward an Will Reach the
Atlaatir .ra heard Tif
"weeping down from the northwest.
wave of extreme mid, driven by a. wind
of Mih velocity, brought an end to the
scpn-.n of warm weather which Omaha has
b n experiencing lor several weeks. The
rr.errury began to drop early Saturday
fvwing, petting lower anil liwer an the
night advanced, and by i o clock yestereiay
morning haii reached It', decree above wm.
It continued to fall slowly until 1 o'clock,
whin there wan a rally for the forces from
the south, which re nulled In a rise of 4
degrees by 4 o'clock in tbe afternoon. That
was the end of til attempt tn send the nier
rury higher, and Iron; then on until
o'clock last nlerht the records at "-.t
weather bureau showed tbe decline to be.
rapid, with favorable indication that tlia
zero mark mljrht he roar had by niornlna
nWlth the frigid w oat her came a wind of
unpleasant velocity, which made the eold
teem more intend and rent people to shel-
inr wherever it could be found. There was
aome abatement In the wind during the
night, and ite courae la run, a far an Ne
braska in concerned. If tbe weather man's
Indication prove true. Today, he says,
will be fair, and with a (natation of tha
wind ought to be a raorc pleasant day than
Sharp Drey ia Chicago.
CHICAGO, Jan. a. The unusually high
temperature for thin time of the year,
which prevailed yesterday over the middle
weat, reached the crest shortly after mid
night and early today tbe mercury com
menced to drop.
In Chicago at 1 a. m. tha thermometer
stood at 62 degrees above aero and at 9
o clock tonight It had dropped to 3a above.
The mild winter and the abaeno of front
thus far experienced is responsible for the
large lncraaae In number, of ""iu
Commlasloner Whalen. Ttie number of caact ,
reported to the department baa Increased
1B per cent over the total for the corre
sponding week of 190a,
Blluard la Kaasaa.
Ia Western Missouri and Eastern
Ikanaaa, where yesterday the temperature
raa 9 degreea above - aera. a bllaaard is
MLaing 'tonight and the therroonaeter ia i
below thereeztn point. ""'""""
am St. Louis the temperature dropped 4: The Palace square, which then wa gleam
4laWeM to twenty-four hours and tonight , ing with the watch fires of the troops, to-
eegraaa abo-e aero waa registered. Hich ' night hn entirely deserted and a handful of
temperatures prevailed today throughout i horsemen are patrolling the Nevsky Prot
the Ohio valley, the highest record ln years j pect and the main thoroughfares
being recorded at Cincinnati, where the At midnight detachments of mounted
thermometer stood at 74 degrees, while 1 police took up stations at the Preobriijonnk.
Indianapolis. Lunlsvllle, Columbus and Smolensk and other cemeteries where are
other points reported temperatures almost the graves of the slain workmen, which the
equally as high. 1 'abor and student societies an- planning to
In the northwest, hoaevei. low tempera- I decorate with wreaths and red ribands,
tares and billiard conditions rapidly de- ;
veloped during the day. At St. Paul the , SOCIALISTS MEET IN BERLIN
mercury dropped from Si above to ! above i
ln twelve houn. with indications of at least ' Reaalatlvas Passed fyaipatblit ok
10 below by morning, while from nearly j
every station ln the northwest came rejiorts
of temperatures below the aero mark,
ranging from X below at Pierre. B. I.. to SO
below at Qu Appealle in the Canadian
Cold M Will Slave Cait.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 3. A warm wv,
which acorea the highest record in tempera
ture alncti lso. prevailed today throughout
tbe region between the MiBKlaaippi valley
and the Atlantic coast. Its crest was tn
Ohio, avhere the temperature this afternoon. :
at reported to tbe weather bureau, ranged
from 70 to 74 degret. South of the Ohio
river it wat less warm because of heavy
rains and thunder-showers. Thunder
storms also prevailed in Trnneshee, Missis
sippi. Alaliania and Northwest Georgia.
A eold wave which developed in the west
it rapidly following t!ie warm wave and the
forecasts say it will reach the Atlantic
.. i . r. o nl.1,, I,,,, 4E r wr -ill I .
diminished as It progre
aeather bureau omclally announces the fall
if temperatures east will approximate )
.. .r . .n .-e... j--. y " -
slslpN rtyer and north of the Missouri,
while it will go below sero in the Dakotaa.
Minnesota, Nebraska and the middle Rocky
mountain region, ln the Ohio valley the
temperatures today about equal all pre- '
vlaua reourdt and in a few placet exceed j
In Wathlngton today the weather waa
aprtnklike, with a maximum temperature i
uf C d greet, which, however, la much
lower than the January' record, ln Parkrra
nurg. W. Va.. the temperature. 74 degrees,
wat live highest ever reeoided by tbe
Tbe weather bureau official report tonight I , M t(ay cUi,lw, that the Buc.
characterlaed today s warm weather as of th lublme candidates in the cam-
ibe grente midwinter warm spell since va, du lo the Uct that hj
1W st, says the maximum temperatures nad p,,, th, Torv work!ne mn
ia the Ohio valley have been exceeded by h , ftrBt Um, ha(, lh
a degree or ao only once or twice in the jy pf tn.ing n-prnted ln Parlia
last thirty-three years. "In a few locall- ,,, bv , f lhHr .,aM arid of
ties " it adds, -ti e record has not been em- j th,,r n.n .Kt, p)fMj(red to act and
c.Tled. j vol ln absolute indept-ndenee of all other
. ""rr ,rJT lfrlU I rrtie He said the members of the Inde-
NFW YORK. Jan. a.-The conUnued , wing of the laborite party already
warm weather of the pa' few day In this ; e)wtd numbered twenty-thre-e and that by
elty reached it. climax today, when at I th. u lh, elrPtjon, had Wll roncludtd
o-cKHk this afternoon the officaxl tber- Ul(.y b,,. would number twMlty.vl!l,
namter reading at the Cm ted State. ,it th, u trug
weather bureau station was fo degree.. , memls-rship of nearly a miHion
nen. uaa fern m piivdj i iiiiip up ID tutl I
hour, with a minimum of 44 degrees regis
tered at 4 a. m. Tonight the weather con
tinues warm, a vapor typical of early
aprhig evenings hanging over the water
The warwitti and sunshine of the day
hreught ta Central park, lo Riverside drive
aud other promenadei thousands of pleas
ure aeekera, the sparrows einguig la tha
ireea, tha playing of fountains and uu
merout sins II craft dotting tba river gave
u tha outing grout' of the city the ap
praraaca of a day In spring. Tba church
promenade in Fifth avenue waa suggestive
of Easter day.
Tbe warm weather of tbe morning brought
s heavy fog and ahipplug waa aartously de
layed. From o'rlnck until well after noon
na viz at ion ia tbe hay and harbor was
perilous. The big transatlantic liner I'mbrta
tCosiUaisrd oa he on ad Page.)
FRANCE AWAITS INFORMATION
la C.lvea f ree Head la eacsscla
Aasaraaee That They Will
Respect Wanm Doctrlae.
PAR1P, Jan. 21. It appears to be cer
tain that the French gen-crnment ha re
solved no fiction with pgafd to Venezuela
until the full report of Tr.lgny, the late
harre d'j.IIaitc at Caracas, reaches the
Foreign ' Thin report In expect ed to
come h ; of Washington, a here M.
Talgny eirn It over to M. Junn-rsnd.
the Fn f tnbasnador. The question of
demand Z i e xtcaordlnsry credit In h' Id
In abe.vE r the firen-nt.
WAFI "OX. Jan. a. Convinced of
the sin of the assurances received
from F . retarding the loyalty to the
Monroe '-'nc and all that It Involves,
the V ton government has. given the
Paris jrient a free hand In the exe
cution i t program for the solution of
the VrYirrtieinn problem. The conferences
on thin phase of the situation occurred
some time asm and M.Jtinserand. the French
ambassador, has final assurance that the
efforts of France to obtr.in diplomatic
treatment for It.- charge dafftirrcn at
Caracas will not tv Interpreted at Wash
ington as In any war violative of the Mon
The first move In the execution of the
French program may be expected at any
time, but on th's point the French cov-
ernmenl Is observing the rtri'-tent secrecy.
the orders to the squadron coing direct
from Paris and not through the embassy
here. M Talrny. the retiring French !
charge a lio. It Is r- teVed. in now st Cura- i
cao, will come to thin country on his a-ay
home and on his arrival at New York be will
find an Invitation from trie French tirban
Sador at Wanhlnrton to slod several dnvs
here in conference In order that M Jus
serand. cm whom the burden of an Imn'.rt
ant phase e the Venezuela feotintlons
Tiattianlly f " 11a. ma.- have the benefit of
the facts s.ont th Bttnatlon. It in r.nt
unlikely that M. Taienr will also see Sec
ALL OUIET IN ST. PETERSBURG
Utile Prmapeet of Waorder ea a
alversary af Re S4ir
Which Oerini Today.
PT. PETETiFPCRG. Jan. a. -There is al
most an entire lack of rirognosticatlons of
disorder tomorrow, the anniversary of the
historic march of Father Gapon and his fol
lowers to the Winter palace, which has now
become the most prominent date ln the ,
chronology ot tne Kussian revoiunon.s.
There is general confidence that the day
Will pass without serious occurrences in St.
Petersburg and ln Moscow, though there
mar oe collisions in tne provincial .....
The labor and revolutionary organs gen
eraTlv have proclaimed nrnJnrt hostilities '
and mn against organized demonstrations.
tempts at bomb throwtng on the part of the i
edly will close and the strike mayiffcct
the street railroad service and perhaps the
electric lighting plants.
Today passed quiellyr although all the
workmen were at liberty -and tonight St
Petersburg ia tranquilly sleeping. There it
incme of the epprehentlom of year -agn. l
Tr a-peW-of 1e.lsaumtotirrt?atltdart
now of the apprehensions of year -agn.
I with people ar Kassta aaa u-
attadlsf Reforai rt Home.
PERUIN. Jtin. 31. The socialist meeting
! held here today passed off with complete
! quiet. The halls, which were tilled to over-
flowing, were closed by the police half an
1 hour before the speaking commenced.
Strong resolutions of sympathy with the
Russian revolutionists were passed and pro
i tests against the present tripartite nf-
frage system in Prussia were adopted.
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j oti. Iir.,.t ,.,,... , ...
Extra forces of policemen occupied rooms
adjacent to the halls where meetings were
held and were in readiness to act on a
moment's notice. They bad also prohihl'ed
access to the galleries of the halls for t!ie
mu. ,u thui In ,.f ms mtlhiwuli IT w.t.i'.l
' ,.,. . ,h. m..,. -h.,
would have the advantage of firing on the
The speakers urged tbe crowds to retire
from the halls in an orderly manner and to
go quiet'v to their homes. Thin advice
, ,,eyed to the leuer. There was no attempt
j Uwt ueTnpmrtrationl
, j,,, lche, fron) all th. llLr(re loWT1.
, a.u wer. OTAer)T.
POLICY OF BRITISH LABORITES
It Use ta Wlaalas Over at
LaOKIOK. Jan. a. Ramsey Ma Donald.
secretary of the independent labor party
I Int ahlch Jum Vtolr Hartl la rliilram.!
workers. He said that these members of
Parliament would htvehelr own leader and
their own whlpt and prnliably ..uld alt on
the opposition side In the House of Com
mons Bask mi laale. 4kl Rahbed.
OKLAHOMA fTTY. Okl.. Jan 3 Rob
bers earlv today wrecked the safe of the
Hank of Dale at Itaia. a sitaill town fnrtv
miles east of this city, and escaped with
htoToasrata of Oertl teuels Jaa. tt.
At New York Am-ed : l;n.klvr.. from
Naples: I'mbria, from LdvenMi. American,
from San Franiuaco. ,
At Liverpool Arrived Ceatrlan. from
At Naplea Arrtred : Celtic. Jroin New I
At t'ueonstewo Arrived: Car mama, from
New York, for LsTpeol and prwedd.
Hailed: Canipaiiia. for New York.
At Dover eaviied : Pretoria, for New '
At Suet limral: Jaaas, from TacaM. i
WtEK'S events forecasted
FracM May fake Deciiive Mee in tbe
Rrpabllcaa lanarfeata Thlak Vhe
Have Kaaaa a atea la Iaefeat
Hales Stalwarts Mr the
Measare Will Taaa.
If France makes a oeciaive move in re
tails tion for Venezuela's treatment of ber
representative. Caracas this week will be
the center of world interest. Vcnetuela
under the Castro rearlme has been an in
lemational problem, but the Monroe doc
trine, although necesaarily Involved in tt,
is so thoroughly understood by the Eu
ropean poaers that the State department
anticipates no untoward action on the part
Tne most recent Franco - Veneauelan
trouble began with the expulsion of M.
Bn.'.i, the representative of the French
Cable company at Caracas, and Charge
d Affairs Talgny a protest against this
action. Veneiiiela held that lis position
was correct and refused to treat further
with the French government through M
Taigny. There then folloaed a long period
during which, owing to the good offices
of Vnlted P'aten Minister Ruwell. an open
rupture wat. avoided. President Castro by
nl rta"ry t-ct.cs angered the F-ench
si-.-iiim.-in ii - eem x m.-.
n one Hnvr thin InH it nn if Friv'.
determlnsnnn tn push the matter did not I
have the desired effect. Then folloaed
M. Tnigny's action in bimrdlng the steamer
Martinique to obtain dispatches and the ,
refusal by the Vcte zuelan authorities t- '
tiermit h'm to return ashore. Although
technical this was not a forcible egpul- ! br prcsentvd tinlil late In the
sion. it amounted to an act of hortiiltv ' afternoon or Tuenaay morning. Members
and M. Maubourguel. the Charge d'Affalrs ' "f ,rB-1' rtimmitlce will rnit tomorrow
of Venezuela, was expelled from French ! h1'"- Just before the convention meets
territory. Three French warships are now ': ln Tomllnson hall for the iiurpow of sign
off the Venezuelan const and a naval ! ln the document.
demonstration is anticipated.
Frictioa at Alareelraa.
From an international point of
Algeciras will divide interest with Vene- I
zuela. At the beginning of the Moroccan i
conference the delegates uniformly cx- j
pressed themseiver as in favor of con- j
servatlve action that much a-as hoped for :
the outcome of the negotiations. However,
according to later advices, ej.treme cau- '
tion and lack of confidence nave 1m run tu
dwltro. thlg favorable atmonphere and
,iln. of unreRt , a,a t0 rxll, an,on the
delegates of the less Interested powers, who
believe that trouble In in fcigiit. The first
J pfilnt at issue Is that of contraband arms.
ar,er vni!.h w, x. C(m5tae, ed the reform of
I the flnancea of Morocco, n.i that the nn. a.
,, . k. . - . , ,
p,(Ur.f. whch invoU. tn, v,ta .
, , .,
ISIertlons la Crest Rrltata.
The end of the week will see the close
of the general electiuns in Great Britain,
but the liberal victory ha been so over
whelming at to take the most of the in
terest out of the matter. In another sense
ft .added unprecedented Interest to the dfe-
veUipment." whlcir are aure-to- come with
the opening of Parliament.
The annual automobile tournament be
gins on the Ormond-Isytoi.ia beach on
January and from the iirs scheduled
it is evident there will be many exciting
contests. Every race In cither a record
trial or for a chumpionstitp.
At Indianapolis t'Ncrc will be a joint con
vention of the Vnltoo Mine Workers and
the o pern tors.
statehood Bill la Oeagrrcsm.
Interest in congress will largely center
in the sialenood bill, a hlch will oome be
fore the house. When the bill comes in
Wednesday according to the present pro
gram the verr first action will lie a lest
of strength between the so-called "insur
gents" and the "stalwarts." This test will
be the vote on the rule w.iich will accom
pany the bill for the purpose of piwentlng
any amendments being made to it. The
'liih-urgents" want this rule flejtated and
predict that tbey have vwca enough, com
bined with the 137 democrats In the house,
to do it. The "stala-urts" make just as
strong assertions to the contrary. If the
rule is defeated it is the plan of the op-
nrmuM.n nf t h, . n In.. . .. 1
.,h.e .he ..rovi.ion for ...... a.,'
, zona and New Mexico, or to provide that
the question of statehood for these two
1 territories shall be left a-ith a referend
j vote of people of the ta-o territories
On Monday continued consideration of the
. ni-votil 4l.e.lt,r.. i. r.n-. irtrt n 1 1, m hilt a..fc,l..l.
I ,. We. ,,rr ,.i.,... ,k. i' ....
j days of the iwist trwk. will he resumed.
District dav. aet apart for consideration of
1 legislation for the District of Columbia, will
be temporarily difphiced Monday for the '
appropriation bill, with the understanding
tliat it is to have the immediate rigfit-of-
wtr after the pannage of the deneieni v hill
Chairman Hamilton, of the committor nr,
territories, who will have charge of the
statehood hill on the floor, tayt that It will
take at least two days to reach a decision
in the house on that measure. Predictions
In bther quarters are that the balance of
the wee k will be consumed on tills measure.
The railroad rate bill, which is to follow
statehood legislation, will not be presented
for consideration until the week following -
Rate Bill la eate Today.
Ttie merchant marine bill and the pure
food bill still hold their places on the
senate calendar, the former as the un-
finished business each day after o'clock
...... . .
and the latter occupying a similar position
before that hour, but both of tboae meaa-
urea wiU give place temporarily Monday to
... ., ' ' ' "
a discussion of the railroad rate question,
wtiiie 1 1. is matter in not regularly before
the senate It will be informally hrni.r-h.
Senator Clay. He will address the senate
today (Monday) in support of the general
proposition that the Interstate Cnmmorce
commission should be clothed with au
thority to change tbe tariffs of the railroad
companies upon the complaint of shippers
Uehate Par Food BUI,
The pure food bill will continue to be
discussed by Messrs Hrybum. McCuru
ber. Lodge, Snootier and others.
The eniergejiry dencieny bill will rtjauli
the senate early In the week and it is ex-
wi.l that It .111 V l i ...... ,
. " ".m
tne committee witlun a few days.
When renorted It will rvneve earlv
rtd.ratin to th. exeluaion of other meat-
Tbe sen ale la .waiting with anxiety th
result of the deliberation of the commit
tee on interstate commerce on the rate
i question, but tber la no expectation of an
The committee on terrttorie will also
proceed with It. work on the statehood
bill, the reitnmitte on the rhllippin. oa
the Philippine tariff bill aud the isthmiaa
canal committee va tba canal iaveatiga-
PROGRAM OF MINE WORKERS
Attempt Wlil Re Made la Rash Aa
taracHe qimtlni Re fere Scale
IXIMANAIH.HJB. Jtilij rl Itcqr
ea cl cau
cusing tiMlay amriic tl d.-iecaten to the
Cnltnd 'Mine tVorkers' aor' etuion from the
j anthracite coil mining regions lndicatn I
that there is to b" nnoiher aud nicie fir. ,
terniined effort to Inject tbe anthracite
question Into the deliberations of the dele
gates. What proceedings cun ! had to bring
the anthracite situation before the conven
tion are problematical. About the only
method under the rules of the convention j
wnuia tie inc introournon ni a resolution
dealing with the question. To do this re
quires the unanimous cotnnt nf the dele,
gates, since the report of the committee
on resolutions tins been adopted by the
I It Is lllcved that the anthracite men
j have succeeded in vbtaiainr th" sympathy
j of a large portion of tbe Ohio bituminous
! members and that through Uieoc they arc
endeavoring to Influence Ohio rtid I'linols.
It is said that the Pennaylvania bituminous
j delegates will come '. csnij. readily
enough If a stmng mMe can be suited
; among the delegatus repfnenting the other
I Further action In the matter of the reso u
ti'in to chanpe the constitution of the na-
tion.il organization so that no official of
j the organization mny accept a salaried
political office Is looked for tomorrow. A
resolution along thlr. line to be Intro
duced under the rule requiring the unanl-
iii- m -.i v.c ..n. a i,...
consume a great part of tomorrow's sen- 1
sion. Several orher committee rejiorts of
minor imnortance are readv for the action !
i- , . i i . . . ..IT
of the convention and as they precede the
rejiort of the sc.le committee m order of
business it is hardly probable thiit the
According to custom, the report of the
scale committee will be received behind
ciosed doors and the scale aill lie re-
liiitiusly guarded until it is presented to
the operators in Joint conference next
Kepresentntives of the onenitors or the
bituminous mines are erpecfd to begin
arriving tomorrow. There are a greater
numlier of ota-ramr in liiduvnaool.s than
ever before. All the hotels have received
unprecedented reservations from the Llg
dial companies and at b unt SJO opetatort
will tak part in ihe Joint conference.
INSURANCE HfN QUESTIONED
Coma-sales Operatlsg la Colarada
Are Aaked Rexarillsc t auipalga
1'aaaa aad lecaj Eisrain.
DENVER, Colo., Jan. 21 All of the 22
insurance companies doing btiaittesr. in Col
orado have been asked, tnrough their head
officials, to make oath ta -replies to a list
of questions compiled by the State Insur
ance department. '
i Borne of tiic questions asked are whether
1 nin.v has ever been cfintrlhuloA -t. v.m.
gavLra jlBadav part.ltila 91dtaa. the. out
propoFed to continue the practice; and also
if the itftn "lrfnil expenses" in the
report of lUco included contribution to funds
for campaign purposes or to influence legic- j
The compunies are also interixigated at
1 to their ownership or control of other in
surance, banks, trusts, loan or investment
companies, loans of company funds to ofll
1 clals vr others connected a-iih the eom
; pany; payment of commissions to company
officials or employes; amount of individual
salaries paid to officials, whether they have
been increased or lowered during the past
year and the reason for the change. If any.
ST. LOUIS RAIDS POSTPONED
No Attempt Made Yesterday ta Mop
Llqaor telllaaT la Promlaeat
iTT. LOCIS. Jan. 22 The exjiected raids
of exclusive clubs on Sundar under the
supervision of Excise Commissioner Mulvi
xi ill. who announced his Intention of raid
ing all clubs operating bars or dispensing
liquors aitliout a state or city license, were
not carried out.
Diligent inquiry failed to reveal that any
rulde had been conducted up to mldnipLt
; last night, inquiry : t Excise Commissioner
MulvihiU's home elicited the inlormiition I
that be was ill and had retire."! early Jn i
the evening and that no member of his I
family knew what course he had pursued
during the da? . The different clubs re
ported that they had not been molested.
. a-we,H nisiin tHur report
'. Aaalety A boat Caaditioa of lte
WA6HINGTON. Jsn. n.-Tbe foreign tendent. who had made a preliminary tn
crop report of the Department of Agricul- j veetigation of the dltaater.
turt for December shows that over large
areas of Furope the prevailing character
istics were unseasonably warm weather
and excessive humidity. Crops timely town
have germinated finely and entered on the
winter in strong, healtny condition. Late
sowing of croi in Europe, however, were
I unusually extensive and some anxiety is
j f.t concerning them. Following is a sum-
mary of the conditions in the principal
. producing countries of Europe:
'' Great Britain Winter wheat wrea hat
b!T,n''V''"'d ,Thf ''re however, is
UU be lieved to be diminished aa compared
with last yetu. The growing , rope i7av
an improved appearance. Plowing for
. Cr"1'" ru f-al.
, Lelgiutn and Holland borne exe-ess of I
rain, but no complaints as to condition .f '
i France Crops
looking well, rye and
Switzerland Winter sowings reduced on :
ae-e-out t of abnumiiil humidity.
luin 'nps satirif actory. -Italy
In extreme iuth and Sicily geu- )
rrally satisfactory. Jn the north growing i
creiini have suffered some damage. Ollve-s I
ibtindiint and oil excellent.
Germany Weather conditions unfavorable
m.t hOUl "et"U" "nd " nm' kf '"'l-rove-
Austria-Hungary No complaints as to
I f!r,..!v A r..M ,..., - h., ',:. 7
j.'ruiiwiiiu in ri . - i r ip a-erniiiiaiea
, ..' ,,.v .win ill (. I I -IlL I
, siion hi uahi year. i oe ima crop now
estimated at from il'." 'i ta so. QUI. (HA
I .U!-liri , Ilr ,1
is said to te out
f condition, heme
no iniporiant export
movement to nortn of Eurot ports is ex-
. Iecled until spring
cerea is in this important producing country
are reacmng ine ouiniae woria.
Wreck Srar t. Pa at, miaa.
ST. PACK Minn.. Jan a. Tb Winnipeg
limited, which left Pi I'aul this afternoon
on tlie Mitiiteapeilis. HI Paul a Kauit S Le
Marie road, ran mt tbe rear of a freight
train at Uenwood. about forty miles north
of here. The engine of the limited waa
wreeked and Fireman Earl Ranry eif Minn
a.Mii.a . kmed and t.ugiueer C. W. l or
tvthe wat badly hurt. Knur or five petti a
sera ape report.! injured, but railroad offi
cials say that nam oi tiiaui am aruuiK
CRT OF FIRE STARTS A PAMl
lightera Pantni Crnsbtd tt Death
Colored Church in Philadelphia.
FORTY ARE MChE OR LESS INJURED
Taator Had Jast I'laUhed eraiaa aa
Why e We Mere I atll W
Lief Whea Rash
Reg a a.
FHILArEL,FHLA. Jan. :i.-A a ild panic
loud rhrlek of "fire'' bnmght
death to eighteen colored person ami in
juries to nearly two score of others to
nifcht in Et. I'aul s Baptist church on the
a est sid" of Riphth street, between Poplar
street and Oirsrd avenue. The terrible
rush to gain the street was of brief dura
tion, and that more were not killed In the
stampede was probably due to the fact that
the church was not crowded. At the time
the disaster occurred not more than SOU
persons were on the second floor of the
building, ahlch a-ith the gtillery was cap
able of accommodating eno to Ton. The fire
a-as a trifling one and was extinguished
before the firemen arrived. Tlie smell of
smoke added to the panlt and despite the
heroic a-nrk nf Rev. E. W. Johnson. th
pastor of the church, who tried in vain to i
allay the fears of the frightened worship- I
per, the terror-strtrkrn penr'e made a j
desperate rub to leave the church ouly to !
1 chol--d i p on the narrow stairway,
Those in tbe rear leaped over the prostrate '
of those who fell, and when the
Tus" ' ov'r eignieen ia a-na on tne
first floor and stairs of the building. Death
ln nearly every case a-as due to suffoca
tion or trampling
Following in a list of the identified dead'
P PAH RT-Ftvn
Arn T ,A Tvr'V'VCT'..
j rrn irr a v FR .
vv i t .F" tTR, Rpf.(3 4(t
pr-ctp HOT M'7
VPR -MT1V fl-trrrnrK.
civt pi " nrij-jrn, aged 14 vears.
A nri-r ct at-c-.-t-o vears old.
p a r-.-r-TT-K-Ti '-rtv'EI-T-.
The disaster occurred while a collection
rn b'irc taken ut. The pastor bad lust
condoled his s r-on. the t-xt "f which
fan. "Why sit we here until we die?"
Woman Cries Fire.
Following tn- c.llection there
have been a hciitirm of a man and wile.
Some of the colored peotile, owing to the
lateness of the evening, had left the church
and others were about to go. As the pat
tor was arranging the puipll preparatory
to beginning the baptism service a woman J
in one of the front rows of the left side
ti the i,ltar crave a lulld shriek of "Fire!"
Isinilv nil those about her were on their
feet looking for the blaze. There were no
flanies In Bight, but those in the pulpit
smelled smoke and started down the aisie
toward the pulpit Then followed a half
dozen cries of "Fire!" and the whole con
gregation became panic-stricken. The pas
tor by this time realised the seriousness
of the situation and in a loud voice, which
onlv, added to the oonfualon, called to the
terror-atgUikeii ptpla. 10 be aeated. J one
tr,.. . ",i'.Vl,.-Mrrtic.rte. iW.r
rush started that meant death ta many
that were in it.
At the rear of the church on the second :
floor tht re is a wide doorway which leads
! to a stairway to each side of the building.
! Each stairway has a sharp bend, which
proved to lie the principal contributory
cause for the Jam.
The horrible shrieks sent up by the pros
trate persons added to the confusion, and
by this time even the cooler ones ln the
rear of the ficbtlng mass or men. women
and children became terror-stricken. Strong
men. in fsar that the building was falling.
leaped over the headn of women und chil-
dren and fought only for their own safety,
The terrible crush In the bend of the stairs
became so great that the balustrade, which
i was only a frail wooden affair, gave way.
There aas a terrible crash aa half a hun
dred persons were precipitated to the floor,
a distance of about ten or twelve feet.
This heightened the intensity of the panic
and the rush became an awful Jam. The
pastor of the church, a man of powerful
physique and strong voice, continued to
appeal to the crowd ln the rear to stop
j their rush, but none would heed. Over
I the prostrate forma the crowd went, crush-
t . . n , V. l.fu , , , hf ih..M m-hn vfir. linnlil.
j t ejtrjciue tiiemselvet. In the confusion
some of the worshlniiers thought of the
narrow door on the right side of the pul
pit and made a quick exit that way, which
action on their part prola.b!y auved tbe
j uf u fum.r t, tho(it, who ,)ad eel
1 caught in the crush.
I John B. Taylor, superintendent of police,
j arrived on the scene a short time after the
! panic a-aa over. A rumor waa' current that
I tbe church had been overcrowded, but tills
could not be oonnrmed Dy tna supenti-
Flat Baildlag la Chtcace.
CHICAGO, Jan. a. Four persons were
injured in a fire whlrh deatroyed five four
story flat buildings ln Cotuige Grove ave
nue, near Oakwood boulevard, tonight, and
... . .., ,h. ....ur.,. f t
seventy flats In an adjoining apartment
building. The fire was caused by the ex-
plosion of a gasoline stove. The loss is
estimated at tlL.OOO.
CHINESE LEAVE FOR THE EAST
Taaa Faag Preae-ata aa Aarleat Chi-
aeae Itnar Tablet to Field
CHICAGO, Jan. a. Tuan Fang and Tel
Hung Chi. the Chinese high oommissiuners.
left Chicago tonight for the east. They
will spend tomorrow ln Pittsburg, and will
arrive ln Washington Tuesduy.
Before leaving Chicago Tuan Fang made
known bis desire to present to the Field
i Museum of Natural Historv a rare and
aD(-,ent Chinese .tone tablet similar to one
' Japanese Imperial museum in Tokio
j There are said to lie but three of the tab-
1 l" ln CIininilT
the third being In
palace of Tuan Fang.
T't.favoraWe weather conditions
ft; red with the tour of the city In automo
biles nlanned for today, the commissioners
. . ,
i biles planned for today, the commissioners
remaining in the hotel toartments. Gen-
era! Yao and two army
majors ln the party
i the t'ntted State
made a formal tall upon
army offloera at Fort gheildan
At teas at t Bob tteka Bask.
TOPEKA. Kan.. Jan. a. A bold attempt
. .V. V. . miiII. mnA aifM Ik. U-
i v.tirl hank nf Trm.k.
ehntB National Itank of Topeka waa dis
co verea today, j oe rotmers oaa eommeicaa
work la the basement and tunneled thiougta
eleven feet of solid rock to the floor of th
vaults, effecting aa entrance. Tbey had
attempted to wreck tire safe soioeum
Baturday tOgut. tout tieir effort had tailed.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
FsreesM far Maadar -Fair.
Tenaperat are at Omaha leslerday
llar. Dei. II
a. sa I
a. na IK
7 a. ia 1.1
a. an II
t a. m in
to . m i
II a. a fl
L sa . II
MAY EXTEND BRIDGE STRIKE
t Tartars I I rua Warkers Mill Wtf
I'laelng ha eotl aa Bridge
CLEVEUANI, CT! Jan. Zl. -Within
thirty days members of the International
Association of Bridge and Structural Iron
Workers will rote on the matter of de
claring a strike auiuat the fabrna ed ma
terial of the American lirlago company."
a-as the statement made today by President
F M. Ryan of the international union.
The international executive board hat
been In session ln Clevelanfl for the pant
week, and one of the most important sub
jects considered wa the matter of de
claring a strike aga.nst the material of
the American Brlnce com, any. The de
cision to take a reterendtim vote In refer-
enoc to the matter of striking against the
material of the American Bridge comjiany
was taken eTer cartful deliberation, ln
rase the vote cnr.ies. It will result tn many
hie building projects being tied up In mini
parts of the country, further complicating
I the general strike situation, whlrh at pres
! ent Is confined tn the American Rtidge con
tracts and suh-ccntrcts The Americun
I Bridge company a? present furnishes the
I large percentage of all the stmctural steel
J and iron used In butidln operations
I throughout the Vnlted Bt-tes. The strike
j will not apply to tne raw material of the
j American Fridge company, but will apply
to the material in Its fabricated form ready
to be placed on the building or the build
Another action of the International Asso
ciation of Bridge and Btrurtura! Iron
Workers It a move to accumti.Bt" a defense
f jnd for carrying on the fiyhts in which
It is now engaged. Not long ago an assess
ment of 10 per cent was le.-led on the mem-
I bcrship and it Is likely that another at
i sessment will lie made soon.
SIX BODIES ARE RECOVERED
Itemalna of Vlctlma of anowallde at
Itah. Dug from
f ALT LAKE CITY. Vtah, Jan. a.-The
last of the six bodies buried by the snow
slide at Alta Friday niehl was recovered
this afternoon. Since communication alth
i th- mining camp has been restored it has
I " learned thai the avalanche came about
miin iirh t It Kurnnl A hnlf triiie hef Ore
striking the boarding house and adjoining
aaloon In which the men wer, tleeping.
t.n,ii... reew,wt .d th
wrecked and the.
former was completely hidden from view.
Three of the five men sleeping in the
saloon managed to crawl from under tbe
debris and snow and. attired only In their
night clothing, worked for hours in an ef-
.TW - - xsanpanrona, .tr-
were badly frozen. At 7 o'clock Saturday
morning fifty men a-ere at work seeking
the hidden bodies, but not until noon was
the first corpse recovered. The work of
rescue continued without cessation until to
day. The men who lost their lives in the
boarding house are:
Those killed in the saloon were:
Gray aas a stranger from California and
waa looking for work. The other men came
. from various parts of Vtuh and were em-
ploved at Alta. The three men a ho es-
raped from the wreckage and worked so
heroically are Ross Armhurst. John Baker
and J. Lee.
rnaicrDrklPC AT UUITC UnilCr
bUitrLnkiiUL ct mm i u nuujLitwn.h
Prealdeat Dlarnaaea Xer lark Fed
era I Appelalaneate wltli Uea.
ISsasI Gaveraar WoodrazT.
Roosevelt had a conference at the White
Ho use tonight with former Lieutenant Gov
ernor Timothy L. Woodruff and the four
republicuu members of tne bouse of repre
sentatives from Brooklyn, mainly with ref
erence to the appointment of a successor
to Robert Fliarkuy. the naval officer at the
. port of New York, whom the president ha.
declined to reappoint lieuauar- of the find-
ings of the Civil Se-rvii-e ei'tr.mlSHlon as to
alleged isolations of the civil service law
in the admlnlstraton of Mr. Sharkey's of
fice. No conclusion was reached.
There was also some talk of the rhalr-
manahtp of the republican state committee
In successorshlp to former Governor Ben
jamin B. Odell, Jr.. but this wat rath(r
general ln character. Mr. Woodruff later
took occasion to say that he waa not a
candidate for the chairmanship. Hit butl
ness interests, he explained, require prac
tically all his time and ln the present cir
cumstances he did not see how it would be
) po,.!,, for illm to an adjust them an to
tak up t,, burden of the work of the
; chairmanship of the state committee. The
.)rf.Blaent. he said, did not intend to lnter-
; fere in the matter of a choice of a chair-
i man Thr president, he added, wanted the
; republicans to get together and select s
i good and satisfactory man for the position.
Mr. Woodruff returned to New York on
tha midnight tram.
CHICAGO HOTEL IS WRECKED
F-xalaaioa of Boiler la Bstesiesl of
Wladaaere Kills Faglaeer aad
Caaaee Paaie Aaaoag G a eats.
I CHICAGO, Jan. a. A paair among the
guests of the Wlndmcre hotel. Fifty-sixth
street and Cornell avenue, followed the
explosion early todr.y eif a steam boiler ln
the basement, which resulted in the death
of John Rapkoe.h. engineer, and the aerl
nus injury of Mm Sieta May. a guest.
The explosion partially wrecked the hotel I
I ! buUding and damaged tdjacent residen.es
",,J m'""i" ullul"i"
The guest t of
darknesa by the
! th b"u'1 weTr ''
' destruction of tlie lighting plant and many
! wer obliged to await tbe arrival of fire
men, who bartered down Mie doors of their
apartmects and released them. Fire fol
lowed the crash, but waa toon under con
trol. The damage waa ettimated at tla.Ono.
Two Rarled la aaaralldc.
LAKE CITY. C.lo., Jan. a.-A anow.llde
todav carrHMt Harry Yoman and Fred
Ividen Into Nellie guie-li. The fonia-r
tuiu-eeded in diggli.g binis. lf out and has
tened to orgs hi He-arc hi ng partv to
reav-ue Iiat idsein. a bei was tiuniKl lneath
tbe svalanche. It is scarceljr poasitu Ilia I
j me i.maiii'iie. ii is i
I h will b found aiiv.
NELSON TELLS ALL
Yember tf Ho!dop Gcg Zecitet Tale
Fel Lati en Ktrdtr.
CONFESSION MADE TO CHIEF DONAHUE
Fnioner Ooei Inte kicn'e Pe'.ailt ef tie
Plans of '.he Gicg.
HAD NUMEROUS VICTIVS ON THEIR LIST
ereral Placet Were f aieei Beeatue of the
Prcterce of Patrmi.
FOUR KNOWN MLMBLRS OF GANG TAKEN
Oldest la 2A. 1 sasgetl lb. aad tbe Al
leged Leader. Jay tl'Hrara, Hat
Wife V) aa Cold-Blaaded
Leo Angut of 413 North Twettt -fourth
street. Jsy O Hearn of Fifteenth and M
streets, Joe Wsrrcn of a-.': South Twentj
fourth street, nil of South Omaha, and
Raymond Nelson of "4nl North Eighteenth
street, Omaha, are booked st the city Jail
with the charge of murder against their
names. They nr" held for the murder of
Nels I.au:ucn. saloonkeeper at 2101 Cuming
street. Saturday night.
Nelson made a complete confession of the
whole thing to Chief of Police Imnahua
Sunday afternoon and Angut and Warren
told of their Implication in the holdup and
murder. OHeum would not talk of the
affair. Nelson also confessed to a number
of holdups committed in Omaha and South
Omaha during the last few days and told
of plans made by himself and companion
to rob other placet, the most daring Job
to have been the street car barn at Twenty
fourth and Vinton streets Saturday night.
Angus and Warren, the less experienced
of the four prisoners, said they were glad
the whole thing was over with so far as
the arrests were concerned. They cried
like children alien talked to by Chief
Donahue and Captain Dunn. The ages of
Angus, Warren, O'Hearn and Nelson are
1. 22. 3 and 22, respectively. All but
O Hearn are single The best known to
the police is Nelson, who has been arrested
on numerous occasions for till tapping and
who but recently finished a sentence of six
months ln the county Jail tor stealing a
watch and 130 from the store of Tom Strlb
llng at 4 South Twentieth ttreet last July.
Kelaaa'a Story ef the Crlae.
In aubstance Nelson'a confetsion to Chief
Donahue was as tollows:
"I met O'Hearn for the first time last
Friday, being Introduced to him by Angut.
wllh whom 1 had served a sentence at the
county Jail. We were together all that
j afternoon, but I cannot Just JaUwho
,?u"'B,ed Z' TJS
the Olllns barn on Cuming street Hre4
i a rig, drove down to the King 'Wing
laundry at 130S Jackson street and held up
the Chinaman for a small amount of money.
I stayed outside n tbe rig while Anp-us
and O'Hearn did tbe job. Wc drove arouad
and came to a Chines laundry at Si
teenth and1 Chicago atreets, but aeekag twa
men in the place we called that deal (iff.
. "I tent the rig back by a boy and we
walked to a Chinese restaurant at Fifteenth
and Webster streets with the Intention
of making a holdup, but fund the place
locked. We next went to a nearby cigar
ttore. but there were too many men in the
place for our liking, ao we proceeded U
the cigar store of G. H. Peterson at Kl
North Sixteenth street aud made a touch
"From that place wc went to Robinson's
drug store, 61 South Sixteenth street, and
got US. At the drug store I took the money
while O'Hearn told Robinson and ills wife
to sit still. We agreed to meet again on
Saturday evening and held up tlie car bam
"l '""l"-,,'url11 -ireei, me grocery smre
I of rnnk SwotKHla at Sixteenth and Wil-
"""" ''' J" J"l. " ' u" """r "' 1 UL,,r
ai u duulii j :urieeni.ii sLreei ana me
! saloon at tlx northwest corner of Nlne-
and Cuming atresia.
"We were to meet at Nineteenth and
Cuming sireetB. but on the car I met a
son of Sheriff McDonald, who recognized
me. so I rode on a ways and walked back
and met the other boys, who aaid there
i were taelve men la tbe aaloon at Nine.
teenth ttreet, so we decided to boat
the Lauslen place.
elaaaaler of Laastew.
'l and O'Hearn went inside, Angut took
tlie front door, while Warron watched the
side door. O He.uu oidered three glasses
i of leer and as the lieer was being aerveu
'Thruw up your hands or 1 11 shoot
"Lausten stki be would not throw up
hit ht.ndn. to 1 1 Hearn tired at him,, and
I walked around inside the bar and took
the money from the. drawer while O Hearn
held his cun on a man who happened to
j be standing at the bar.
"We went to Washington hall and di
vided, O Heurn going to 6outh Omalia.
while I and Warren went to tht Dewey
hotel, where we spent the night in room
No. B7. Warren and I loft the hotel at
t o'clock, 1 giving him S&.26 at hla and
Angus shares of the robbery. 1 then went
to O'Hearn s houae at South Omaha and
gave Mrs. O'Hearn 'H.IA to give to her
Also Held I a Erkrrsiaa,
I pern being questioned lurttier Nelson
confessed to tbe rolilery of the drug store
of H. F. L. Eckerman at South Onioha
shortlv after k o clr-t Btijrij- e.-er.!";
' Two shots were fired m: tht retreating
j druggist and his revolver was taken,
I Eckertnau s guu was brought to the police
I station Sunday afternoon by William Hy-
land of LSLTt. South Thirteenth street. IJy
land told the police Angus guvs him the
weapon at Washington hall Saturday uiglrt.
Nelson was vie., lily affected alter hu
lengthy interview with Chief Donahue and
Captain Dunn. The boy's father wot wait
ing on the outside of th room and whon
father and son met bo.h cried. Tbca the
father turned away in sorrow at his fun
was led to a cell.
Police Mad "Ti" la Advaar.
The arrests of the four youthful otrluwn
was attended by much hard work 1J trt.ry
member of the jmllce de;urtiiH-nt. Tht
j f"1"" apprehensl.i of the men
was that they weie ieeing kioked for hours
bejsre the counnission of the uiurdet auu
robtiery at the Lauste-n saloon.
The polic- hi: d a tip Saturday I hut if
tuen now under artesi we... implicnted in
the h'uuups Friday nlrht and Ibey were a ti
nned of the car barn and grocery slots
hcldupe planned for Satureiay night, tbe I. -
ull being that the Eweoxaia grocery was
! guarded Satureiay evening, and nearly every
busintsn place in tne southern ponton ef
tbe city called on and the iiroprv tois hi
to be on their maid
Ar.gun. w ho wan arieaio at M aaliingUiji
1 -aa 1 1 by la-tee-tives li iiMii.ne and iJtl in atyt
Otticer V ooldrtdge. a aa la euawnH halura
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