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OMAIIA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 24, 1906-TEN TAOES,
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HEPBURN BILL READY
fiHghtlj Amended i'tuura Commands
8npport of Eitire Committee.
IOWA MEMBER WARMLY CONGRATULATED
Ac: Ion of Home Ixpeoted to Here Greet
Tfftct ob Senate.
CC Mk lSSION REDUCED TO SEVEN MEMBERS
Change . ade a Definition ef Maximum
DEMOCRATS WILL SUPPORT MEASURE
Veal of Draft la BUI that Will eare
support of Moth. Parties la
Wtthont Many Prece
dents. .. .HlNUTON, Jan. 3. After a confer
ence i.Auiih n;i the afUftnouii Hie hous
"..ium.l- tin uiieisiat and foreign oom-
iu'uv u green on a rate bill to bo known
as the iiepuurn bill and to ba reported to
Hie muir aim tho lUianlmoua recunimenda-
t.un of tho eighteen membera of tho com
mit. re, In th main the bill la' the original
Hopnurn bill, but a number of concessions
wfr mad to the democrats Bnd their
Moan aa net forth In the Davie bill were
Incorporated In the new measure. Chair
man Hepburn was congratulated by the
Members of lila committee on drafting a
bill on which the two parties could agree,
and the membera of the conference uesert
to belief that It will ha.-e great effect
upon the attitude of the scnule toward t lie
Mr. Hepburn anil the other republican
agreed to accept tne wording of toe demo
cratic bill .i the provision for the flxl:i
i f the maximum rate. The amendment
wntca auupted provider that the coiii-
inUslO.i M.dn nx a reasonable, ,o.L mi l
imr.y . i ...u..c,,i'ivo r.ile- wlrch shall be tho
It Mil ma.... .lined by the democrat a Hint
under til'- ot i i mil Hepburn wording tne
cjimnlsslon whs required to fix the highest
of-, the reasonable, Just and ftilrly re
munerative rate In case eherc were scv-
eral such rntea. Chairman Hepburn and
the republican do not believe there la any
difference In the two wordings, but were
perfectly willing to accept the language
of the Da via bill. The amended bill ala
- provides for soven members In the Inter-
, ntate rotnmorce commission Instead of nine
as provided In the original bill.
Another Amendment Incorporated at the
". leanest of tho democrats provides that In
no caao damages are assessed the commis
sion may state Its conclusion and need
" net set forth Ma findings. A section of the
',. Davie bill requiring that the attorney
' ' general In appealed cases shall file the
' f certificate necessary to expedite the hear-
'. lug was Incorporated In the amended blU.
f- Another amendment provldee that orders
of the commission shall continue In force
.i'tar three years unless repealed.
It No xte.Uiuj,ca0ca.rt...t. be affected by
"in bill, ami laws relating to wltneaaes
and conduct of hearings before the com
i mission are to be continued. Mr. Hepburp
I ex piots to make a favorable report on the
' bill to the house tomorrow and expresses
f $Qnfldence that the measure will be con
l . -jt?v?,rrd by .the house within a week.
WAHHF..V B414L RIGHTS BILL
U'yoralna Senator Dealrea All Women
to Voto for Representative.
WAHHINGTON, Jan. 3. At the begin-,
nuia of today's session of the senate Mr.
i arren Introduced a bill giving to women
the light to vote In all states for repre
sentatives in uongTess. The bill was re
ferred to the committee on woman's suf
l.te. fr'ur more than three hours today Mr.
tpooner occupied the time of the senate lo
explanation and defense of the course of
the administration relative to the Moroccan
conference at Algeclras, Spain, and In con
nection with 8anto Domingo. The speech
was delivered to crowded galleries and to
a Well filled senate nnd received careful at
tention. It was In effect a response to Mr.
lluei n and Mr. Tillman, and Its purpose was
to justify the president's acts In both mat-
There were frequent interruptions by Mr.
'1 iliir.an und some sharp exchanges of repar
tee between him and Mr. Spooner that
iiimued the galleries, but ones or twice Mr.
Bl oom r showed that he was annoyed and
nice' he innde opposition to Mr. 'Tillman's
tini-utaticn. His appearance in tho case
vfn.i that of special advocate for the ad
ministration. There were also Interruptions by Messrs.
Bacon. Morgan and other senators.
In the Moroccan matter Mr. Bpooner con
trnded that the president had merely fol
lowed precedents in appointing delegates
and said that if he had failed to do so he
would have been guilty of dereliction of
duty, while In the case of Santo Domingo
he asserted that the president had made no
effort to carry the treaty between Santo
Domingo and tho United Statea Into effect
In advance of it ratification by the senate.
Mr. Culberson followed Mr. Spooner with
a brief speech in which he said that the
president had taken complete Jurisdiction
f ths matter of the Dominican treaty,
thus usurping the powers of the senate.
Mr. Loitge gave notice of a speech on the
iHmiinlcan and Moroccan questions tomorrow-.
Mr, McCumber and Mr. Heyburn spoks on
the pure food hill. ,
Imperial Party Heulna Cindy of
American tioternuteat Methods.
WASHINGTON. Jun. 2J.-The Imperial
Chinese commission sent to this count! y
to study American got-emmi-nt methods ar
rived here lodav, visited the Stale depsrt
i.nmt this afternoon and later took lunch
eon ul the Chinese legation and tonight the
party was entertained nt the legutlon. The
members of the commission were cordtally
. d at the State department.
Nearly all of the members of the com
mission speak KntliHh fluently and several
of Ihem Uoiint-d western clothing anj
started on sight-seeing tours of the city. ;
A number of secretaries began to prepare
or the tnv
i ths next
nveatiitutlon which will be made
few days. The commlsslou wa
tiiioCy sent to study thu methods of gov
ernn eat of this country and to sue how
far the Chinese educational and military
syvutuis can he benefited by Introducing
Sunt vlen-ents of the . American system.
At the same time th commission U1 rn.
itnavtur to bring tha twa countries cl.r
, logvther ai d to convince the American
) people mat tne boycott movement waa
perpetrated by private persons and hud
Tt 'a no emy" the sanction of the Imperial
WHITE ACTS AS MEDIATOR
Amerleaa Delea-nte dulctly Eadenvor.
lac to Bring France Bad Uf
many Closer Togrlhrr,
ALOrX'IRAS, Jau. i3. 11:15 p. m. Henry
White, American arqbassadoi; to Italy and
head or the , an delegation to the
Moroccan conf j . Is making the weight
of the United ' felt in quiet endeavors
to bring Frar f .1 liermany nearer to
gether before . laputed questions arise
In the confer - These questions cannot
be long dela- " t the consideration of
economic and 5 Mai reforms In Morocco
will begin nej t.
It hns bee , -osslble for the United
States to tal lead In -eklng a way
toward an a nt that shall guarantee
to alt court r equal footing In Morocco
and yet mh. some respects the spe
cial position of France. It Is a difficult
task, but all the governments except those
directly concerned arc assisting In it be
cause ef the danir of the situation should
the conference fall. Oreat Britain Is with
France and Is not. disposed to ask Fninco
to modify Its views. Italy, however, ss the
ally of Germany and the friends of France
and Russia, and .Bpaln. as the ally of
France and theafrienrt of Germany, are co
operating In efforts to find a compromise.
Th delegates to the Moroccan conference
devoted the day to a series of brilliant func
tions commemorating King Alfonso's fenst-
dny. The Rpanldh. French and British
squadrons In the harbor displayed a full
complement' of colors, and from daylight the
warships nnd land fortification fired sa
lutes. The most snectaculnr feature of the
day was the official reception of the Span
ish mlniKter for foreign affairs, the Duke
of Almodovar. In honor of the delegate,
affording for the first ttme an opportunity
I 'J i in.- i -ipirrvni.n i 01 iiiw mini) Minimis '
. . i. . . .t . :
io asemoi in ine gorgeous nniiornis or i
their high diplomatic, military or naval
ranks. The reception was held In the town
hall nt run.
The scene was rendered more gay by
I the nild-suminer sunshine, flowers and
oranxe md almond trees In full bloom.
Within the conference hall the delegations
nnlii"rcd. mostly r"snlendent In gold lace,
ril'limf ind other derosntlons. the Amer
icans alone i ,f the glittering assemblage
l-einp; In evening dress and without uni
forms. The Duke of Almodovar standing
:it rtie foot of the Improvised throne and
(surrounded by an Imposing staff of offi
cers, mace hearers, bishops and bare footed
monks, received In the name of King Al
fonso the delegations who presented the
greetings of their government to the king.
During the afternoon the minister of state
received the delegates on board the ar
mored cruiser. Emperor Charles V.
INSURANCE SUIT IN IOWA
Bill for Receiver for National Life
f (blcaao Filed at
CHICAGO, Jan. 7S.-A bill, asking for a
receiver for the National Life Insurance
company at Chicago has been filed In the
district court at Dea Moines, la., where the
company has $1,7000,000 on deposit with the
tata auditor. The bill was filed for Dr. A.
Lt. Watson, a policyholder, who asks also
that ths Chicago company be restrained
from transferring or disposing of funds.
Dr. Watson alleges that promise made for
the payment of aold bonds have Tot been
fulfilled. Officials of the National Life
assert that the suit is the outcome of an
attempt to "hold up" the company. "Our
attention was called to it first by a notice
from a young attorney of Ualesburg, W. II,
Atwood," said Attorney I,. A. Staabins,
counsel for the company, yesterday. "He
wrote, saying he had a bond of the National
Life and Trust company, which had been
merged with the National Life. This bond,
he said, had lapsed.
"The only object Is to Injure the eompany
by questioning its solvency in this way by
a suit for a receiver. No one who knew the
fact of the company's solvency would pay
any attention to It,"
DE8 MOINES. la.. Jan. 28.-Judg Mo
Henry of the district court heard argu
ment on a motion for a temporary re
straining order and appointment of a re
ceiver for the National Life and Trust
company of Chicago, filed by A. L. Wat
son. The petition, which contains thirty-
six pages, recites that the Security Life
and Savings sold to or reinsured with the
National Life and Truat company. This
company in turn sold to the National Life
and Trust company of the District of Co-
lumbia, which was absorbed by the Na-
tlonal Life of Illinois. The petition prays
that these transfers bs set aside as Illegal
and that a receiver be appointed to dls-
tribute the funds left with the auditor of
Iowa to protect the policy, holders of the
old Security and National companies.
The district court granted a temporary
Injunction restraining the National IJfe
Insurance company of Chicago from tak
ing over any more policies of the Chicago
National Life and Truat company.
PRESIDENT'S APPOINTEE IS UP
Richard M. Mann, Annapolis Midship,
man, la Aeensed of Hasina;
at the Academy.
ANNAPOLIS. Md.. Jan. B -Lieutenant
C. P. Snyder, who has been accused by the
testimony of several midshipmen witnesses
tn the rase of First Classman Claude B.
Mayo, charged with haxlng, of hinting to
upper classmen that new mliUhlpnfen
should be based und of going from the
building In order that the opportunity
night be afforded, was recalled to the
sluud ut the opening of the session this
morning. Ho waa called in rebuttal by the
lmmcdlutvly upon the conclusion of ths
case aguinst Mayo, who is from Columbus,
Miss., the court wilt begin the trial of
Mldsblpnutn Richard K. Mann, ulso a first
classman and an appointee of President
The only ether midshipman now under
arrest on iliarvs of hazing Is Ned L.
Cliupiu of Pusailena, Cal. He Is a . lirst
classman uUo and last year stood No. 23
in bis studies In the cluss of 123 members.
KANSAS LAND FRAUD CASES
Former Officials rkaraed villa Con
spiracy Attack Validity of th
KANSAS CITY. Jan. St. Ths casus
against F. Diimout Smith, a state senator
front Kaus'is; T. K. Ryan, formerly gov
eriimtnt 1 i.J intipectur In western Kansas,
und Roauoe Wllsoti, postmaster at Jutinoie,
Kan.. Iiidlcte.1 recently at Topeka on a
cbaigu of conspiracy to violate the land
laws of the Culled States, acre called in
the district court here today before Judge
John I. Phillips.
. Th allAi-lirVI fur MiiilfK unA 1 .... ..i -
. ..- NIWI
' dt-imtt rem. a hue Wilson's attorney moved
, that tlie Indictment aguinst the latter be
tiuashrd. Th grounds st-t up are technical..
1 Argument was begun oa the motions. The
court batk the uialter under adviaemanU .
tONTANELLES NOT PLEASED
Notify Millard and Kenned Appointment
of Ooii it Hot Satisfactory.
BLACKBURN ONLY ONE TO THEIR LIKING
M. A. Bruwa, Kdlttr of Kearney Hat,
Lands the Postoulce After a Loag
aad Bitter Flakt-Tiro Jobs
tFrom a Staff Correspondent.)
WA8HINUTON. Jan. 23.-(Spclal Tele
gram.) The Fontanelle club Is not salisilcd
with the nomination of Cbarles A. (Joss to
bs United States district attorney. Senator
Millard and Representative Kennedy are
In receipt of letters from nembers of that
organization voicing their opposition to Mr.
Gobs' selection. They do not hesitate to say
In these letters that Mr. Blackburn was
the choice of the Fontanelle club for Bax
ter's succession, and that any selection out-
me oi me ciuo a recommendation wouia De
regarded as In opposition to the club's pol-
Icy. or words to that effect. While the j
gentlemen above mentioned regret that they j
could not see their way clear to the selec- I This, however, did not induce him to sub
tlon of the person who received t lie endorse- I scribe.
ment of that organization they stiil Insist Charles Broke. Wnynev. formerly manag
that the nomination was the lieat that could Itig editor of Town Triples, testlfled that
have been made In view of all the clrcum- J Justice IViiel read prf of Town Topics
stances. every Tucdiy night. Frquentlr this work
The nomination of Mr. Gos will not be was done nt Colonel M Ann's house, the nit-
J taken up by the Judiciary committee of the .
senate until next Monday, that being the j
regular meeting dny of the committee.
The committee on foreign afalr of the j
senate will consider the nomination of D. I
K. Thomnson of Lincoln to he ambassador !
. - , ... . . . .
tn Mexico at its weekly meet n tomorrow '
and It Is expected that a favorable rennrt 1
on the nomination will be made to the sen- ' Perry Keniiont, James n. Keene. William
ate when It meets at noon, so that confirms- K. Vandcrhllt. George C.onld. J. Plcrpont
tlott may occur whenever the senates goes ! Morgan. Cliauncey M. Depew. A. J. Casaatt
Into executive session. I and about fifty othera.",
' I On being further questioned he men
Brovrn -ea Po.toBlee. j fon(1(1 HummH,. Melville E. Stone.
The selection of M A. Brown, editor of ! Thomas W. lwon. Harry Thr, Stnyv.
the Kearney Huh, to he postmaster of that : Hnnt F,w. frelghfon Webb,
city terminate an exceedingly bitter flght John a Maf,n RKinilI(1 ward nnrt August
which has been In progress for months .
st. M. A. Brown was a candidate for
the Kearney postofflce when Senator Thurs
ton wss senior senator from Nebraska and i ,
Thurston WAnted to appoint him, but
stronger and more potent influence were j
at work and K. O. Holmes, present post- .. sal(, h ,nollR,,t w ,ivable to
master and cousin of the late Senator ; r,rPpBr, a ,t r propiP who would ng
Mark Haunt, was appointed. Mr. Brown. rP ,n Tow. Topics and I told hlin lt would
although somewhat crestfallen over his de- ' be a good Idea."
feat, did not sulk In his tent, hut kept up j Here on adjournment was taken until to-
hl work for th republican party In the morrow.
Sixth dlBtrlrt until he demonstrated that "
while he wa entitled to the place before
he was entitled to the place now.
While It I not deflniUiy known it is
believed that Judge Klnkald was for Brown
and prevailed upon the senators to -endow
the editor of , the Kearney Huh.
On January 10 Mr. Holmes' commission ex
pired snd January 22 Mr. Brown' nomina
tion to, succeed Mr. Holmes was ent to
Bnlloek Retains Old Job.
Captain Seth Bullock, formerly forest u
pervlsor ot tho Black Hill forest reserve
and custodian of Wind Cave National park
In South Dakota, will on February be-'
corn T nttm states marshal for -South Dai
noia. l esteraay Secretary Hitchcock re-
quested Attorney General Moody to per-
mn air. nuiioca to continue aa custodian
of Wind Cave National park nnd the at-
torney general gave his sanction today to
Pension for Lincoln Man.
CongTes.sm.an Pollard was elated today
over securing a pension for Anson Rising
of Lincoln, who has had an application
for a pension pending for six or eight
yjears. When Mr. Burkett waa In the
lower house he saw the Justice of securing
a pension for Mr. Rising and labored hard
to bring lt about. Ex-Congressman Oil-
bert S. Hitchcock also took up the matter
bu. with no result. When Mr. Pollard
came to congress one of the first claims
to Impress Itself upon him was that of
Mr. Rising, and he began a systematic
Inquiry Into the reason why the application
had been turned down. Rising- wa mus-
tering officer during the civil war. servlna
In that capacity for some time. Then his
record stopped. No trace could be had
of his continued service or his desertion.
Mr. Pollard contended that until the War
department could substantiate what had
become of Rising during the war that to
all Intents and purposes he was still on ' arao"nt o a per cent advance In the
the rolls of ths department With this ! prlte of m,n,n coaJ ln Indiana. Again,
suggestion the pay vouchers of the army , tncv c,alm tnat on nin of m,ne lMBls
! were Investigated and it was ascertained h" "all,5r of the Product Is such that It
! thst Ttlm had been muster. it tw.!brin" lower Prices on the market because
J service snd was a member of the Six-
teenth Kansas regiment; thst after his I
term a mustering; officer he had been
transferred to ths secret service, on duty
in Nebraska under General Mitchell, with
t .h ,hii.h. it -
his record thus established it was easy to
give htm a pension of $12 per month under
the law of 1S90.
Proposal to Sell lsdt,
Representative Klnkald today Introduced a
bill making lt lawful for the commissioner
of th general land office to order into the
marlf.l n it m1 fni- not lss fhmt 'A en, .
...i.... . . ,
mil ,11c un j iwia.nt , 1 m 1 , t 1 juuue uu
main containing less than 330 acres which
Is or has been subject to entry as a home
stead under provisions ot an act to amend
tne nomesieau mw a. to certain unappro- 8T. LOUIS, Mo.. Jan. 23.-ReiKirts to
prlated and uuresen-ed lands In Nebraska. the police tonight double the number of
"which In his judgment would be proper to , women stabbed by the mvsterlous youth
expose for sale." It is provided that not , who raided the streets of the business dls
more than one tract of SJi acres shall be trM last night. Tonight he inflicted minor
acquired by any one person. - I wolln(U on ,ne hlps ind thlgh. of fujl..
Representative Pollard believse corpora
tions should pay a. tax. TodaJI he Intro
duced a bill ths title of which is "To re.
quire all corporations engaged In commerce
with the several states, with th territories
and with foreign nations, to secure a
license from the government and also to
pay a license fee for th privilege of doing
business." This would yield revenue which
Is much needed. It also provided In th
bill, which is very long, that books of such
corporations shall be open to inspection at
any time by accredited agents of the gov
ernment, mainly to ascertain th proper
amount to assess them. The license fe
proposed to be Imposed Is set at bne-tenth
ol t per ceni or gross earnings or corpora- men were seriously hurt,
'to""- j Four men who witnessed ths assault
"''al Balldloa; Bills. ton one of the womenpursued her aasaU-
Walter I. Smith today Introduced a bill I ant and caplurd him. At the time thy
anthoilzlug th secretary of the treasury ' did not know the women had been stabbed
to extend and enlarge the federal building j thinking that the man laid slmly rudely
at Council Bluffs at a total cost not to ex- . jostled her. and after Beaching twenty mln
ceed tlOtUXv. The present structure Is n- I ut. iOT a policeman, they released their
tirely 100 small tu accommodate the busi
ness of the city. It now houses th United
sUate courts, aa well as the postofflce.
Representative Norris today Introduced a
bill carrying an appropriation of HK.UM
for the erection of a federal building upon
the site already acquired and owned by th
United Btates at Grand Island, Neb.
Ameadlaa- Indian Bill.
Senator Gamble today Introduced thro
amendments which he proposes to qg h
tContlirued oa Baoond Paga.)
TOWN TOPJCS CASE RESUMED
Former Maaaglnn; Kdltor Says Payer
Had Prominent Perauaa aa
NBW Yt.iHK. Jan. a.-Tl,e trial of Nor
man Hapeufid, editor of Collier's Weeklv,
charged with criminal llliel by Justice M.
Deuel, a city magistrate, as a result of the
publication of a paiatfraph concemlnr the
latter' connection with Town Topics, Is
nearlng an end. After the examination of
Olonel AA. D. Mann, editor of Town Topic,
was concluded this morning tire defense In
troduced n number of witnesses and on ad
journment this evening counsel for Mr.
Hapgood announced that they would prob
ably finish their case tomorrow.
The case was followed today with the
ssme interest manifested since the hearing
was begun. Fashionably attired women
were again conspicuous among those In the
courtroom TUc witnesses Introduced by
I the defense Included Commodore Klbrldge
j T. Oerry. who testlfWV to Justice Deuel's
, efforts to Induce him to tilcrlbe to "Ffcd
I and Fancies." Commodore Oerry said, be
found that Town Topic was Interested In
-pads and Fancies'- and that he refused to
nuhscHbe to the work. Mr. Burden said
that when lie whs r.ppnwched he was told
that Colonel Mnnn wielded a trenchant pen.
ness said, lie next described a card Index
which h said Town Topics kept of persons
about whom It printed 'pat agraphs.
"Had Town Topics a list irf Immunes?"
. . .
Name me of Ihem.
"Rnrsell A. Alger. James Haz-n Hyde.
' ,,, , r-,.w. i., M.t
"olonel Mann have n conve-satlon with you
about his funds?" nskeil Mr. Shepnrd.
What illil he Siiv?" '
COAL OPERATORS MEET TODAY
Indications Point to a Refusal of Moat
of the Demands of the
INDIANA POL13. Jan. 3. The conl opera
tors of the central co-operative district,
comprising the stales, of Pennsylvania,
Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, will hold district
snd committee meetings at the headouar-
! tors of the operator tomorrow for the nur-
po:te or unifying the several propnsltlona
which they propose to pa "nt to the United
I jilnc Workere' of America' In joint eonfer-
; ence. which begins Thursday morning,
j All Indications point to a resistance
against any increase beyond the figure
which prevailed at the consummation of
, the aereement now In force, and It Is not
i certain that the operators will entertain
the proposition of the mine workers to
' admit any of tho outlying states to the
; It la expected that the operators of the
' Indiana ar.d the west generally will stand
firm with the employers of Pennsylvania
and Ohio on these questions, and there will
no doubt be a corresponding resistance on
the run of mine basis question and the flat
differential of 7 cents between machine and
Illinois will take the lead in tho flght
. "a'nl- the run of mine basis, which has
Koverned the operations of mines In that
, fieId d"r1n' tn "fs of the present con-
: lra' -
I whn th demsnds of the operators are
presented In the Joint meeting, it is prob
able ,na? ,he' wl" lnolud" propo'lon for
1 reduction in wage to offset what they
' consider tho excessive Increase demanded
by ,ne lnlner"- Tn'!' Increase, they say
1 "ormlderlng the run of mine basis, would
i ?f Iat' "ton and dlrt tnat col,,e" up
ln the cars.
U While there is some friction In the United
, """" 'wik a laca oi
vr"". 'T . uT M,,Cn a"d
i lie President I-ewls. with a tendency to
i Mine Workers today, showing a lack of
develop feeling among the delegates, the
attitude, of tho miners toward the operators
would be a well organized and thoroughly
FOURTEEN WOMEN STABBED
I Abroad In St.
Loals Baslnes Districts Armed
with a Stiletto.
teen women, the majority of whom are
young and consideted good looking. The
seven victims regarding whom reports
were made today are:
Miss Rosa Keringer, Miss Amelia Meusel,
Miss Kstherlne Freesmier, Miss Laura
Marscbel. Miss Marie Kratzer, Miss Jennie
' Sharp and Miss Lydla Heddeshimer
j S-veral susjiects were arrested today by
mm isjuev. iKii an were released alien con
fronted by several of the women who had
been assaulted and who failed to identify
them as their assailant, ln nearly every
case the women succeeded in getting a good
look at. the youth and the descriptions of
htm ore in every case identical in essential
1 natural characteristics. None of the wo
prisoner. They say that he spoke with a
decided Italian accent.
' The police tonight issued a warning to
women against being ou the streets with
out an escort, as least another woman,
for th next few days.
Stak Raee-a Will Bo Besomed Today.
Gil AND JUNCTION. Tenu., Jan. 13. ln
cleiiM.nt weather necessitated th postpone
ment of the held trials scheduled for today.
If weather conditions permit th stak races
will he resumed tomorrow. A numlwr of
huxa log supeilUiuns were ut th fluid ludsy,
CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Hoy Introduces Ordinance lo Begulate
8ireet Car Traffic.
UNIVERSAL TRANSFER AND LOWER TARES
tit raps tm Be S ('eats mm Reals S, with
Bargain Sales far Scaeol Chil
dren and Others Whit
An ordinance regulating street car fares
to 5 cents for passengers unsble to obtain
seats, demanding a universal transfer sys
tem and requiring the sole of thirty tickets
for tl to school children and twenty-four
tickets for II to the general public was In
troduced In the city council last night by
This will put a stop to the herding of
people In the street cur during the nish
hours," said he. "The abuse has grown to
large proportions on nearly every line In
the city. It Is past endurance."
"Similar ordinances have been passed and
enforced recently In Milwaukee, Kansas
City and St. Louis." said President Zlm-
man. "I am not committed to the S-cent
fare for standing room only proposition, but
I would go rurther In reducing fares and
would require seven tickets for a quarter."
Provisions f the Ordinaire.
The measure was referred to the commit
tee on railways, etc. The section Insisting
Uwn transfers from any line to another
and th- transportation of a passenger to
his ultimate destination for one fare would
be penalized by a fine of $L'K or twenty days'
Imprisonment for the employe disobeying It
Section 2 demands thirty tlck' ts for II for obscure hollo', were found papers and duc
tile use of school children holding certlrl- , timents pointing to a wholesale assassltvi-
cntes to that effect from their teachers and
to be used only between the hours of 7 and ;
9 and 3 and 3 In the' day and on school
days. Pennlty would le a lim flne for tlK
employe. Section calls for twenty-foe-
tickets for tl and has a 100 fine attach' ! t., n ang with George ltnrll. who Is sus
for violation. . ted of Imnlleatlon In the death nt
The part relating to 3-eent fares for pas-
senger unable to obtain sents docs not
apply to those who choose to stand outside
on the platform. For offending avnlnst
this section peneltles for both the corpora
tion and employe are provided to the
maximum of $25 fine or thirty days In Jail
for each offense.
Councilman Hoye said that up to several
months nan the concessions to school !
children sought were granted by the com- j
pany. but that they hod been withdrawn.
n Report on Printing Hlda.
The. city clerk made no repurt on the
tabulation of the printing bids and the I
council took no action on the matter. Re
presentative were present from both the
contending sides. The Klopn A Bartlett
company submitted Its bill for printing 600
copies of the revised ordinances. It call
for $1.75", or more than $3 a volume. City
Attorney Breen, to whom It waa handed,
said the contract with the firm does, not
provide for the work and he waa unable to
Judge whether the price I cxhorbltant.
The book contain the city charter, has ; sented. President Stlckney has been grub
673 pages and is hound In calf. The mat- Wng after facts, snd alleges that he ha
fer went to the committee on finance and
Offer from Kleetrle l.laht Company.
The Omiha, Electric Light A Power com
pany put "In 7i proposition to, dVthe fight
ing of the district now covered by gas;lltie
lights with 100 arc lights under the present
$76 contract with the city. President Nash
sent his offer ln writing and stated t hut (
exports of the company had gone over
tne grounq careiuuy ana naa esumaicu 1
arc lamps sufficient. Deducting the royal-
ty for 196 ha calculated that each arc
lamp cost the city but $58 IS last year,
The only bid for a new gasoline contract 1
calls for $28 each for a minimum of SO
lamps. As compared by President Nash the
annual cost of electric ngnting on tne oui- TOPKKA, Kan.. Jan. 23.-Harry W. Wll
skirts would be $3,825.00 against $7.000.(rt . arrested at Lawrence last
for gasoline. No comment was offered on
the proposal and it was referred to the
The council adopted a re.o utlon sug-
gested by the Commercla club Inviting the
Baptist Young People . t nlon to hold I s
um convention In the Auditorium In this
8. S. Office to Move.
A resolution adopted requires the firm
of Schwarzchild & Sulzberger to quit using
the street at the Intersection of Twelfth
and Leavenworth street as a site for a
box car used as an office. The order author
izes the Union Pacific to remove tho car.
by the council some years ago. The rail-
j t m tn 11 -a a trnrk tt Is Asserted.
upon which the box car stands. The Idea
is to yank it off with the aid of a chain
and switch engine.
Orders were given the street commls-
loner to uac brick or stone hereafter in
hullding cross walks between permanent
sldewalks and to make an estimate to the
council of the amount of material required.
The council authorized the payment from
the general fund au-r Works
Appraiser John V . Alvord for ser Ices
rendered between Ieceinber 15, 19o4, and
March . and $.110.10 to Appraiser
Daniel W. Meade for similar services ren-
dered prior to aiarcn ju, wnen ine
present water law went Into effect, placing
fiscal matters of the kind In the hands of
the water Doara ana j,auie oui 01 me
GEN. WHEELER REPORTED ILL
Veteran of Two Wars Has Paeamoala ', glOUX CITY. la.. Jan. S3. (Special Tel
at slsier'a Huwi la Jew i cgram.) The committee which was immed
SEW YORK. Jan. 23. That Brigadier
General Joseph Wheeler of the United
States army, retired, has a mild -attack of
pneumonia, was anuounceu iuu.j wie
home of his siter, Mrs. Sterling Smith, in
Brooklyn, where General Wheeler is 11L
The following anouncement is mad bf
Mia. Smith today, on authority of Dr. Mu
Corkle: "Mr. Wheeler was stricken with pleuny .
Thursday night, pneumonia developed Sun- t
day. Dr. A. J. McCorkle is in charge of
1 the case nnd had Dr. E. J. Juneway in
! consultation Monday. The case Is a mild
one, temperature being only about 100 He
Is resting eusily and hop for a speedy re-
covery. His son. Major Joseph Wheeler, jr.,
and two of his daughters are with him."
It was announced this 'evening that Qen
era! Wheeler's condition mas unchanged.
LIBERAL GAINS CONTINUE
British Mlalstry Sow Coatrols T
Seat aad th Laborlte
LONDON, Jan. a Th ast or bronis
gruve division of Worcestershir has elected
James Chamberlain, liberal unionist, eldest
son of Joseph Chamberlain, and former
chancellor of th exchequer, by the Im
mense majority of over iuui. Ths full re
turn are: Liberals, M; unionists, IM;
Irish MUonaiwt, B, labocltae, 4X
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair Wednesday and (older In Kaat
Portion. Thursday Snow or Bala,
with Rising; Temperature.
Temperatnre at Omaha Yesterday!
llonr. Dea. Hoar. Ilea.
6 n. m...... lit 1 p. m ST
n. m to ii p. m -
T a. m IO S p. m 43
Ma. m 1 -4 p. n 4-1
a. m 1 .1 Hp. in 4(
III , m Is p. m 4il
11 a; m Kit T p. m ..... . a?
lit m ai si p. nt Hi
l p. nt XII
ANARCHIST PLOT UNEARTHED
Black Hand society Decreed Uenth of
t.nvernor PennjpacVcr aad
Other Prominent Men.
WASHINGTON, Pa., Jan. :3 In hunttmr
for the murderers of Michael t.'arrasola.
the wealthy Itallnn who was shot nt Dun
levy lust week. Washington county author
ities have unearthed a plot to assassinate
nine of the leading men of the country.
They have secured evidence that among
those marked for death was Governor
I'cnnypacker of Pennsylvania. Ix-tters and
papers are also In poHSesslon of the au
thorities which decree the death of other
leading men. The existence of this baud
of anarchist was unearthed when Coroner
Schnee and Chief of Pollen Logan of
Moiionguhela began to lollow up clues
which indicated that Carrasola's death was
due to the mnchinatlons of the Itsllun
"Black Hand" society. The evidence on
which charges will be based waa discovered
In a squalid shanty near the mining vil
lage of HHlrd. three miles from Motioiiga-
h"la City. In this house, located in an
tion schema. Anarchists in many peri
of the country are Implicated nnd arreats
in many sections nre looked for.
j,,hn Splda, the alleged president of the
, ,. , was arrested tonight and waa put
, rrazola. Other arrests are exoected to
Kg ..,,,1- -i.i.in ,h np-. twentv.four hours
STICKNEY MAKES CHARGES
Bay Rnrllnaon Has Been Palaar
Rebates to Missouri River Dry
CHICAGO. Jan. ?T.. (Special Telegram.)
a. H. Stlckney, president of the Great West.
ern rnilroad, dropped a bomb Into the
camp of the western railroads today. The
other Micsourt roads wanted to know why
the Great Western waa contemplating a cut
In the dry goods rate, and President Stlcl:
ney told them the Burlington had been cut
ting rates secretly for three years, paying
rebate to the Missouri river Jobbers
through their agent, George L. Thomas.
who posed as a freight broker In New York
The Burlington has been pointing the
finger of suspicion againt the Great West-
ern for many year, but no proof was pre
George L. Thomas ha been Indicted by
the federal grand Jury for paying rebate,
and th Burlington road and George H.
Croehy Its fre-larht'trafno manager, have
been Indicted for the name -thing: but
among railroad men It 1 n.t believed that
i h fvernment ha a much proof against
the Burlington as President Stlckney la al
leged to have.
, nflDDCD IC s DDCCTCn
! DANiV nUDDtn lO MnntO I tU
Who Drilled Into Vanlt
opeka is Taken Into
; nlB,)t admUte(j to,,ay that was ne who
drUW nW vauU Qf the MerohanU
National bank of Topeka. The drilling was
j dww.ered on 8un(Uy ,t berore wniiams
, wh,ch contalned m
, Jj o of mpn
I ,h Hank vault.
Williams had drilled through six feet of
I solid masonry to reach the vault and said
1 today that he had begun the work last
: Wednesday, living In the basement beneath
j the bank until Sunday, when his work
' was discovered.
j HIGH WATER IN THE SOUTH
. u m . m-.
aad Bridges Oat In Ten.
, v-vn vvtT.t.F. Tenn.. Jan. M. Due tn ex-
' Mm. f the last few dava in th
mountaln regions, streams In this section i
art out of the1r banks. On the Norfolk
& western above Bristol. Tenn.. two !
briUgeB were washed out yesterday. On!
, 6uthern nilvBy, a B,wly constructed
bTiAge t Embrcevllle. Tenn., was dam-'
aKod 0n the Southern Western road 1
, two bridges were badly damaged.
j Many mlu of traca are under water
1 prpKIKIC IC WILLINtS TO RUN
. TtHMNi VVIUUNU IU nJN
, v,AXtnr jOBrnnl Replies to Reaaest
He Become Candidate for
, at the mass meeting of republicans Mon -
day even'ng to reiuest George D. Perkins
j to be a candidate for the republican nom -
I ination for governor, called on him this
morning and piesented i
ITU resnonse Was written and occunles a
, ,he afternoon edition of the
Journal. He agrees to be a candidate.
SEAMAN ON TRANSPORT DIES'
i Message from Dry Doek Dewey For
warded from kaa Jean,
I WASHINGTON, Jan. ;3.-Rear Admiral
Dunlap, commandant uf the naval station
at San Juan. P. R-. under date of yester-
day. sent th following cablegram to the
Navy department regarding th dry dock
Later Information from Maine gives posi
tion of dry dock Dewey at midnight, Sth
Instant, ar latitude. Ss degrees, longitude,
44 degreea, 6 minutes. Hnsley reports
Caeser buried seaman, dead n( l,rrj berri.
MoTvmeat at Oeeaa Vessels Jmm. 2S.
At New York Arrived: Rotterdam, from
Rotterdam: Moltke, from Hamburg: Cevlc.
from Liverpoxl: Zeeland. from Antwerp.
dullwl- irilidiralu f,.w U.vn. Ii.li. . . -
Marseilles! Kaiser "wilhelm II. 'for Bremen.
AI The IJsard Passed: Minnehaha, from
New York, for London.
At Uverpool Arrive.!: Carnutnta. from
New York; Chimeric, from Boetun. Bailed:
Saxotiia, for Boston.
At Gibraltar Arrived: Kbnlg Allwrt. from
At Brmen Sailed : Itheln. for Nw York.
-At Barbados a si led: Tagua, fro South.
BILL FOR TWO STATES
Committee on Territories Reports the
Measure to the Home.
COUPLES ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO
8ute to Be Hamed Ariuni, with Capital at
6anla To Ua il 1915.
OTHER STATE TO BE NAMED OKLAHOMA
People to Select Capi tl by Election After
CITIZENSHIP AND I AXES DISCUSSED
Majority of (omnilttee Finds that
People of Spnntah Descent Are
f,ood ( Itlsen and Worthy
WASHINGTON. Jan. a.-Representatlve
Hamilton (Mich.), chairman of the house
committee on territories, today submitted
'a favors bio report on the Hamilton Joint
statehood bill, which provides for the ad
mission of Oklahoma and Indian Territory
as the state of Oklahoma and provides
joint statehood for New Mexico and Ari
zona under the name of Arizona.
The report reviews the bill in detail, ex
plaining that thu caplt.il of Arizona Is to
be at Snnta Fe until 1K15 and that th
capital of Oklahoma is to be at Guthrie
for the imiif length of time, when the
people can choose their capital; this with
Justice to all iwrts of the slates. Th re
port says: '
This committee considers the criticism ss
Ill-formed which finds fault with New
Mexico because of It alleged foreign popu
lation. Out of a population of ltiS.SlO New Mexico
hns only 13.6-5 foreign-horn inhabitant, a
smaller foreign-born percentage than most
of th ststes In tho union.
New Mexico wii made a territory In
lO and ever since that time the people
of that terrttcry have been electing their
own leaislitturcs. making tin Ir own laws,
conducting their ca n local government anu
contributing revenue to the federal treas
ury. Were it not that the two-fifths of Its
population which are native-born, but of
lHnlsli descent, have been heretofore
ei roneously referren to as foreign. It would
he un aspersion upon a patriotic people
even to reler to their loyalty. The remain
ing tliree-dfths of its population are of the
same character as the people of Arizona.
Tasatloa In Territories.
Ot the alleged undervaluation of prop
erty In Arizona for purposes ot taxation,
which was warmly discussed in hearings,
the report says:
H hns a total assessed valuation of taxa
ble property, as shown by the report of
the secretary of the interior, of Ioi.W.SiJ.
but It la probable that its property is re
turned for taxation at a comparatively
small percentage of Its market value in
some instances, ss Indicated by govern-
I ment report, at uot over 5 per cent ot it
i actual value.
Concerning taxes in New Mexico, t be re
The assessed valuation of property
within the territory for the year 1. waa
57s.7!'.'. but it Is asserted that for pur
poses of taxation property is returned at
much (ess than 30 per cent ot Its market
.The. report cory. ltuti s a folio wa: .
Inasmuch - as congress" httendeoT by'tTisj '
organic act of the territory of Oklahoma
loat all of the original Indian Territory,
together with what is now Beaver county,
should liecomc one state, and Inasmuch ss
the present territory of Oklahoma has for
some time been qualified lor statehood,
which has been deferred until the Indian
Territory should be ready to be Joined
therewith ln atatehood. and Inasmuch as
conditions in the Indian Territory Impera
tively demand some better form of gov
ernment tliiin now exists there, and In
asmuch as Indian lands will be allotted In
severalty before the time when statehood
can go into effect, this committee reports
In favor of the Joinder of the territory of
Oklahoma and the Indian Territory, not.
however, before March 4, 117, such state
to be known aa the state of Oklahoma.
Tn thai end and to the end that the ter-
rltorlea or Arizona and New Mexico may
be Joined In one state, to be known a th
state of Arizona, this commute recom
mends that the bill be passed.
The democratic membera of the house
committee on territories presented a mi
nority report todsy. In opposition to the
Hamilton Joint statehood bill. After re
viewing the resources ot the four territories ,
of Arizona. New Mexico. Oklahoma and In
dian Territory and declaring in favor of
joint statehood for Oklahoma and Indian
Territory', th" report says there Is no mor
reason for Joining New Mexico and Ari
zona than there would be for joining Alaska
and Porto Rico. The manifest purpos of
the minority Is to unjustly keep Oklahoma
out of the union unless they can. with
greater Injustice, force Arizona In, says the
"We regret the president's action in rec
ommending, without assigning any reason.
tatehood for Arizona and New Mexico, and
thu lnorlns; the last expression of the re-
Publican national platform on the question
01 statehood for the remaining territories."
The report concludes :
1? UX'denl.eo'u a!
n representation and partlsun In sll of Its
material details. It will but afford another
Imiecent example of the suppression of In
dividual, territorial and national rlghta to
subserve party ends.
IM RtiKSTS HOLD
Repnblleaas Who Oppose Rale on
Hamilton Bill Claim Slaty Vote.
WASHINGTON. Jan. Thirty-four re
publican statehood "insurgents" held a
culcus today In Representative Bubcock s
oo.nmlttee room and outlined their fight
ajtalnst the Hsmlltnn bill This Is the
I I ..... . Miiniliap f ri. mihlli'. n m,mira tlult
.'"'''" "' , J , h i ...
i "! Mr. BabccM-k. Mr Mondell and
' thf r of the flght against the Ham-
, "lon m" iy u ""w" ln,lr "'""i s
say 11 1
creasing as me nmn approaeor..
The "Insurgent" leaders now claim sixty
' rei ublican votes against the proposed rub
j to prevent amending the Hamilton blllryl
,h,r; ro V:
1 democrats are lesvlng ihe city and have
been Induced to remain away so they can
not vote with the democratic organization,
which Is in harmony with the republican
Insurgents and wants to prevent tne ad
misklon of New Mexico and Arizona as
one state. 'Democrats who are out of ths
city are being summoned by Representa
tive Williams, leader of the minority,, to
return In time to oppose th anti-amendment
Although the democrats . had no state
hood caucus their position has been plainly
outlined by Mr. Williams, and ths demo
cratic meiulKrrs on th territories com
mittee made a minority report so strongly
In opposition to the Hamilton bill that rfo
depiucratlc member la expected to desert
hie parly stand on the Issue, providing
h Is tn the house when th vol a)
Mr. Lloyd, the democratic a nip. aald
tonight tliat be expects u be abl to ha v
at least IX den-wrals In th liouse tontor
row to vote afnlnst the rule prrientlng
anandments lo the Hamilton bill.
Mr. Vunduacr (Nevj is ft home aa aa-
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