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    aily Bee
Ground Fluor Corner
The Bet Bidding I7tk nd Farnam
(round Floor Corner
The Bte Ruildinf 17th and Farnam
The Omaha
uneral of Former Speaker of Home Takes
Place at Dubuque.
Body Lie in State Guarded by Company of
Iowa General Assembly ia Represented by
Lieutenant Governor and Speaker.
lormfr Colleaaae Tells of l.lfe and
Work of Man Who Chained
Honor as goldlrr and
Dl HCQI E, la.. March L The funeral of
former Speaker David U Henderson was
held hfi thin afternoon. Huslness wns sus
pended during the hours of the funeral and
for five minutes following the commence
ment of the services the bells In every
church In Dubuque tolled. Silence reigned,
not a wheel turning In the city during that
During the morning tho body lay In state,
the Dubuque milltlH company artlng as a
guard of honor. There were six wagon
loada of flower. The F.plscopal funeral
nervlca ti read hy Rev. John C. Sage.
Oeorge D. Perkins of Sioux City, a former
colleague In congrees, pronounced the
The Grand Army of the Republic took
charga of the body after the services at the
church. ' A riderless horse bearing n sol
dier' accoutermenta wan led behind the
Servleea at tlie grave at Llnwnod were
conducted by the Knights Trmplai and the
Grand Army of the Republic. A military
aquad tired throe volleya over the grave and
founded tapa. The Iowa general assembly
represented at the funeral by the com
mlttecs, headed by Lieutenant Governor
lle'rrtott and Speaker Clark.
Mr. I'd kins said In part:
To bring at such a time 11 loving tribute
to n friend, distinguished as Coionel Hn
dcrson wan d.stiiigulshcd. la a high office.
It la a time when the Infirmity i speech
Is felt a time when the heart nppcus for
word the tongue cannot frame. When we
are gathered us we are here, atanrilng aa
It wrm on the bridge mat unites the
worlds, our conscious sense reveals tho
Impotence of all we can do and the feeble
ness of all we can say by ourselves alone.
The cinuilN hung low and the day Is dark;
we hve the dizziness pf swaying, and In
stinctively wo stretch forth our hand in
feeling after the hand of God. If so be
w reach it we have thrill of soul. I
cannot ftpeuk to you aa 1 would. I shrlnx
from saying anything, oppressed by the
fear that wnal 1 may say shall be discord
In the loving symphony of your hearts.
What Colonel Henderson wrought is pre
serve,! n the coldness of tyie on many
pages; what ha waa and the things for
which he strove are known to those who
had his love, his friendship and his great
solicitude Throughout his life, while his
mind hud gtrcngth. hp was a helpful man.
nit pf Ms hcjritulnos canie his glory. He
was SiTtuciUIy a .lender: ,e was always a
soldier. In his congressional district he
v. iia "Our Dave.' He belonged to his
tteoplc; there was the sense of partnership.
If not ownership, ami men did for him the
better to do for themselves. The great
ness of his heart broke down barriers and
into his life came trooping the multitude.
He weirnmed all alike the rich, the poor,
the proud, the lowly, the joyful, the sorrow
ful, the few of strength and the many
with heavy harden. Where he stood was
the -"(lining f the sun, and In his atmos
phere waa warmth and the cheer of it. l!o
waa a rich contributor to the needs of
men, and lie had such tenderness as to
dry the tears of women and such ma
gician's nrt as lu pluck the appearance of
trouble from the faces of children. "Our
Dave'" He never bore a prouder title.
It seemed a pity that his brilliant public
career should end as it did: and yet there
Is t!:ls to turn to that it ended with honors
nt his feet and with the love and confi
dence of Ida people unshaken. There are so
many exceptions Unit we do nut need un
this account to add one atom to the weight
or our regret. We may even say thai it
waa best that it should nc so. li nuy
well be h pity, nevertheless, that so many
men com to the end of their public service
under circumstances we count in the retro
spect as unhappy. There is no sting to
mortal life like that of Ingratitude. To l
misunderstood, to have all thought of kind
ness and of service swept away, and to be
brought face to face with the undiscernlng
and passionate struggle of partlsuu seltlsh
mas, when one's cars are come within
hailing distance of the limit of n lifetime,
puts strong hearts to such cruel test that
there are many broken, So it is that there
is much superrlctnl Judgment that the .pub
lie service ia to be slimmed, and yet we
know thai out of this tctvlcn have we all
the greatness, the wonderful opportunity
and the glory of this government which In
the process vf time has worked out the
union, the progress, the shining example, of
these stales, constituting under God, ns I
believe, one' great republic.
i -slmli remember him us he was, in the
brilliancy c his mind end In the buoyuncy
. f his physical HI length. I shall rcniciiilier
htm as the comrade lie was. the h ,,f
eveiy company. He had more sunshine
limn he had need of for himself and be
wormed mti and made them glad. He
dignified high station, ami out of his great
lieur he woe counties wreaths for hum
ble lives. Of tiiehe latter there will be
some In my own coffin.
Hia life waa an exunmle and an inspira
tlon: the poor boy on the farm, the soldier
going to the front, ii ia cruel hurt, hia in
domitable spirit, his struggle for a better
place among men: how he bullded from the
wel of opportunity, gained admission to a
learned profession, took a place with dis
tinguished lawyers, year by year added to
Ids power; chosen to represent his district
in congress, nd anced there to great ln receding at the last the homage
of the office which la only second to the
presidency this poor hoy. born over il.e
ses He had many contests; we may know
be had defeats, for we have come here now
with our tears and with our benedictions.
All the struggle Is ovev the vuryrrr lide
of It and Its ain. We can add :xt 1 1' i to
his fame; we cannot put his heart :n U-ai-Ipg.
and there is no power in eirthlv love
lo recall the soul that ha t n (light.
The lifelong soldier has bcei uMtered out
Ills cotnmlsMion i with his t , . i !,..
David Brenmer llende -'in not that
"Our Dave." hall to you .-rid farewell!
Action la Taken et Hriiaest uf Me.
ell Grata ( uuany mt
Maiax C'llj.
CHICAGO. Mirch 1 Judge Walker of
the countv circuit court today appointed
Hie I Ic.rto Title and Trust company as
r-eclw-rs of the defunct Wrare Commis
sion company. The appointment was made
a the request of the McNeil Grain com
pany of Ploux City. Ia., and other Judg.
iicni creditors of the commission. houe.
Charges of a transfer of Hi.noi worth f
slock between the Weare Commission com
pany and Adolph J. I.ichsiern. a broker be
foie the failure of the Weare nrm, about
three years ago, are made In the bill.
Mlrhlaan Men for California.
1 nr. George H.nnpl. profetiaor of phll
olngv and general linguistics in the Vnl
verslty of Michigan, has accepted the In.
yltatlon to .weupv the chair of Germanic
language at Stanford university, which waa
vara ted last summer by l)r Julius G.iehel
r7 .:;"JT,r' U graduate of the I niversliy
of Michigan ,lans of 17!. He his l.uvht
" .J',ln Hopkins university and his
tudled at Uoettlnger, Jjerlin, Jena and
. un r or KMunMr. mMAcnt
Hlol Umitlii) Ivliiinii plspute He1een
Magistrate and l-iciich lsll
olic I'rtvst.
fHANGUAl, Maich 1 -l'hc Nanihang
magistrate who wai a (luring a dis
p;it with Catholnf 'Danes recently,
iiulting in a Hoi h ? killing uf num
ber uf Catholic and t r .ant missionaries,
la dead. iZ
1 lie following ( A 'he recent at
tack on foreign id t ie at .Nauchang.
a clly of l,tXi.0W I nts, has tnen re
ceived: Fifteen l i. twelve Kngllsu
I'rotestants and I m j French Catholic
missionaries were J. . uy on last i nun
day night when t K' ,,(-'h Catholics had
a quarrel with an " over a suit for the
pMjssesslon of prti- 1 Great excitement
prevalleil on Friday.' A'niass meeting was
held on Saturday and was followed on Sun
day by a riot, during wnkh 'he property of
the Catholics was burned The Protestants
took refuge in the adjoining house of Mr..
Kingman. The house was burned and six
priests and two of the Kingman family
were killed.
The Chinese governor attempted to check
the riot and rescue the missionaries. The
men of the Methodist mission, aided by
Chinese soldiers, took their school girls
to,Chinesc homes. In the city, and brought
Misses Hoyt and Kahn from a hospital.
All took refuge in mid river In a launch
which was Tarnished by the Chinese offi
cials. The launch waited until the Chinese
soldiers brought the remaining missionaries
at daylight on Monday. The launch reached
Klnkiang on Tuesday. The wounded King
man girl died on the way. Chinese could
have blocked the passage of the launch
during the twelve hours Journey down the
river, but they were friendly. Rev. A. P.
Qulrmba.-h of the Methodist China Inland
mission remained at Nauchang to care for
property. He is under the protection of
the government and Is probably safe.
Rev. Ppencer Lewis, superintendent of the
Methodist mission at Chung King wired
Consul General Rodgers at Shanghai on
Sunday warning him of the disaster, and
wired the facts to Bishop Rashford. On
Monday Captain Fletcher, commanding the
American ships, had the location of every
American missionary In the Yangtse valley.
After consultation Captain Fletcher ordered
the gunboat El Cano from Nanking to meet
the fugitives at Klukinr.g or I'nyang Dakc.
They were met at Klnkiang. The cause of
the riot was loo-!. Serious blame at
taches to the French Catholics. Chinese
friendly to the missionaries object to priests
exerelHlng civil functions.
There Is much dissension throughout
China, but there Is no Indication of a gen
eral uprising against foreigners.
Mr. Rogers, the American consul general
at Shanghai. In a cablegram to the State
department recflved today, says:
Definitely known American property
Nanrhang safe: refugees Klu Klang.
Germany Wnsld Have Diplomatic
Corps mt Tangier "aperYlse
the state Rank.
AlGECIRAS. Spain. March 1. The result
of the last forty-eight hours' negotiations
ia another chick, threatening -to prolong
the Moroccan conference. The Germans,
after reflection, wish the diplomatic corps
at Tangier to exercise surveillance over
the state bank, thus preventing Its use
for the French political designs. The
French resist this, claiming that Germany
Is chiefly occupied with minimizing French
influence In Morocco. The delegates now
talk of the struggle being prolonged to the
latter part of March.
Money Lender Desires to Attach Prop
erty In Honie of t astel
lanea. PARIS, March l.-Av. application was
made to the civil tribunal of the Seine
today in behalf of a money lei.der. for
permlsslson to levy on the household goods
In the Costellane mansion to satisfy a
claim for money advanced to Count Bonl.
The lawyers' of the countess resisted the
request on the giuunds that the goods
are her separate property.
The case finally was referred to a Judge
In chamber to determine whether a por
tion of the count's belongings ure in tlia
mansion. The case Is considered to be a
test affecting numerous other creditors.
Cabinet Decides to Submit Hill to Diet
for atlouallatlou of Mteel
High wa a.
TO Kit. March 1. After protiacleU meet-
I lug the cabinet toilay decided to submit
to the Diet a bill providing for the national-
.anion of the Japanese railways. It is re
j ported thut Foreign Minister Kato strongly
i opposed the cabinet's action and may re
: sign.
London Places No Faith In Reported
Demise of Raler of
LONDON. Msrch 1. The rumored death
t of '.he dowager empress of China is re
I aurded here as wholly improbable It
originated In a Vague rumor from Hong
Kong and neither the British government
nor the Chines- leg.iiion here has had any
Intimation of It.
Bishop Potter la Home.
ROME. March l Rt. Rev. Henry Cod man
Potter, Proteetant Episcopal bishop of New
York, and his daughter arrived here today
with the intention of spending a month In
Rome. Wallop Poller afterward will visit
all the American churches In Europe.
While in Rome the bishop will take charge
of St. Paul's church.
British Ask Fish lo Hemala.
j LONDON. March 1. -Viscount Norih
I cllrte (better known as Sir Alfred Harms-
worth), chairman of the protection com-
mittee of the Hellish policy holders of tne
Mutual Life Insurance company, haa ca
I bled lo Stuyvesant Fish the committee s
j alarm at his resignation and urging him
j to continue lo support genuine reforms.
Fatal Wreck la Norway.
i HACGESCND. Norway, March 1. -i
Thirty men were drowned last night by
the wreck between Hatigcaund and Ber
! gen of the Norwegian roasting steamer
I Thor The vessel's cable, broke during a
, hurricane and It was blown ashore and
sank Only three of its crew were saved.
Transports at Malta.
VALF.TTA. Island of Malta, March I.
The I'nlted States transports Kllpa trick
and McClellan. having the First Infantry
ou hoard, arrived here today from Gibral
tar uu their way to Manila.
Mob Tires Another House, Eut Is Boon
Dispersed by Troops.
Segroes Arcnaed ."hooting Martin
Davis Rrnniht Hark front liar
ton and He Identities
One of TLcaa.
SPRINGFIELD, o itch 1. After a day j
of quiet from the mod which held sway for
two nights, this evening was ushered In
with Indications that more depredations
against the colored population of the city
has been planned for tonight. Anticipating
that the attack made would be in the
vicinity of Section street. Colonel Annuel
sent a squad of aoldlers to that locality at
7:10 o'clock. Ju.'t before their arrival a
crowd of rioters attacked the house of pearl
Howard, against which threats had been
made. The house had been set on fire, but
the troops sent in an alarm and the struc
ture was only slightly damaged. The riot
ers escaped.
I roops and tinna Posted.
. As a precautionary measure colonel Am
ine! has posted two machine guns and a
company of troops at the court house and
jail and the entire square Is cut oft. An
tftort was made tonlgnt to secure automo
biles to curry troops from one section of
the city to another when needed but not
enough could be had and wagons have
been provided for that purpose.
The distribution of l he guns and troops
over the city has had a ue.ircssing clltct
on the rioters and with the exception of
small affrays which did not amount to
much but little out of the ordinary had
happened up to 11 o'clock. A house ut High
and Race streets, recently occupied by ne
groes was tired by rioters, hut the flames
were quenched before they had made great
Arthur Ancll, a member of the Xcnia
military company was hit on the head with
a brick, said to have been thrown by a
rioter and fatally hurt tonight. His as
sailant made an improvised slugshot of a
piece of brick wrapped In a handkerchief.
Two more companies of state troops from
Piqua are held in readiness for service here,
but the present outlook does not indicate
that more will be needed as the backbone of
the riot seems to have been broken effec
tually. Davlea Identities One Negro.
Guarded by two companies of the Third
regiment the prisoners Edward Dean and
Preston Iadd were brought here from
Iwiyton today and taken to the city hos
pital to be Identified by Martin Davis, the
wounded brakeman.
Davis Identified Dean, but could , not
identify Ladd.
The Journey was made in a special car.
Twenty-five rioters were arranged In po
lice court this morning. Sixteen were
charged with rioting, four of who had the
additional charge of carrying concealed
weapons. These four were each fined l-TM)
and costs and sent to the Xenia workhouse
until ten fines and eosta are paid- Those
charged with disorderly conuet were fined
i an costs. . , i
Outbreak Feared In Dayton.
DAYTON, O. March I. Concurrent with
the report from Springfield that the death
of Davis would lead to relentless pursuit of
his murderer, a number of strange men
have been noted on the streets here tonight.
They have stopped citizens to ask for lodg
ing places and have Invariably Inquired
whether any railroud men frequented there.
The police, the sheriff and the militia are on
the alert for an outbreak.
Sit Ofileera and Membera of St. l.ouia
In Ion 4djulaei Guilty by
Judge Tbayer.
ST. LOC1S. Maich 1. Six cfti.-ers and
members of the Carieiiters and Joiners of
America union were declared. In an opin
ion handed down today by Judge Trieher in
the I'nlted States district court, to have
committed contempt of court, violating the
injunction Issued April 2S, liXit, by Judge
Thayer, restraining them from interfering
with the purchase by any firm, corporation
or Individual of material from the Huttlg
Sash and Door company.
George J. liohnen, national organized of
the caienicrs and joiners organization:
JainiM A. Shine, secretary of the Carpen
ters District council of St. Louis; Reln
l.ardt Fuelle. A! frill Honcnsteln. George W.
Melville and Thomas J. Crow, were found
guilty of contempt and will appear Satur
day morning to plead extenuuting circum
staneis. The judge will then hx their
lulled Mine Workers Will Assemble
ttur.'li 15 to Consider Trade
son. International secretary-treasurer of
the Cnited Mine Workers of America, to
day Issued the official call for a special
national convention to convene In Tomlin-
aun hall March 15.
Local unions are to select delegates fo,
a regular national convention, and again
l.Soo delegates will gather here "for lhn
purpose of considering the wage scale and
the transaction of such other business a
may lawfully be brought before the con
vention." NEW YORK. March 1 The subcommit
tee of seven of the anthracite coal opera
tors, appointed to confer with a similar
committee of miners legardlng the coal sit
uation, will meet in this city early next
w.eU to consider the demands of the
miners. The call for the meeting was sent
out tonight. The dale was not disclosed.
Graad Jury Brains Work and Orch.
ard la Take la Caldwell
to Testify.
BOISE. Idaho. March l.-The grand Jury !
at Caldwell this morning began its investl- !
gation of the assassination, of former Gov- ,
ernor Steimenherg. Harry Orchard was '
taken from tbe stale penitentiary to Cald-
well In custody of Sheriff Nichols and '
Deputy Warden Smith. Orchard was not '
manacled. He chatted with the officers and 1
seemed to be In good spirits.
The first witness called before the grand '
Jury was Detective McParland. Other wit- '
n cs walled In the courtroom to be called '
before the grand jury Included Orchard.
Detcrtl Thlele and Eugene and Andy
Johnson, hsal officers who have been !
working on the cae. No attorneys for the ,
defenae appeared at Caldwell.
The crowd in the vicinity of the court-
house waa not large and there waa de
ckled lack of local Interval shown,
Worn Day of the Winter tomes In
the Western lnrt of the
ALLIANCE. Neb.. March 1. (Special
Telegram. I The first blizzard and worst
storm uf the year prevailed here all day.
and Is hourly growing worse. The tele
graph and telephone facilities arc demor
alized w st of here as a result of a sleet
storm that preceded the snow. It Is hope I
It will not grow colder, At a severe cold
snap would prove disastrous to stock in
the face of this storm.
NORFOLK. Neb., March J. -(Special.)
A cold wave arrhed here tonight, accom
panied with snow and high northerly I
winds. The barometer fell almost an Inc h,
Indicating a severe Ktonn coming.
I1EATR1CE, Neb., March l.-tSpeclnl Tel
egram. I A heavy rainstorm, accompanied
by thunder and lightning, visited this sec
tion this evening. The temperature Is
gradually falling.
CHEYENNE. March l.-tSperlal Tele
gram.) A snow and wind storm begun this
morning and tonight reached the propor
tions of a blizzard. Considerable snow has
fallen and the weather is bitter cold. One
passenger train on the Cheyenne Northern
Is lost. All wires except one are down, rail
road trafflr being seriously delayed. Cnless
the storm abates soon there will he stock
DENVER, March 1. A blizzard swept
down from Wyoming today and reports
from as far south as the New Mexico line
show the storm had progressed that
far tonight. High wind drove the sliot
I ke snow Into drifts, causing considerable
trouble to railroad and other traffic. The
temperature w."S not greatly affeet' d. The
northbound trail: on the Cheyenne
Northern, which left Cheyenne this morn
ing with thirty j assor.gors, became block
aded somewhere between that point and
Iron mountain. No communication has
been had with It since some time this morn
ing on account n the wrecking of tele
graph lines. The storm today was wel
comed by farmers and stockmen generally
in Wyoming and Colorado, though there la
some fear that stock will suffer.
Mr (nrfleld F.llmlnnted Evidence of
Comblnntlon, eenrdlna; to Wit
ness for tiovemnient.
CHICAGO. March 1. Special' Agent Du
rand was on the stand all day In the pack
ers' case and when court ended for tlv?
day his direct examination had not been
finished. His testimony related to the con
versations he had held with members of
the various packing firms, and these did
not differ materially from thoFC related by
Commissioner Garfield during his examina
tion. Mr. Durand detailed conversations held
between tho packers and Mr. Gavfield and
himself after the preparation of the report
of Commissioner Garfield. Mr. Garfield
was requested to el I ml ante Trom the report
a statement showing that Edward Morris
held stock In Swift and Company. It was
taken out. and a request was then made
that .all reference to a possible combination
between the packers be stricken out of the
report. This was asked because, according
to Edward Morris, il;'i packers did 'not
desire even an inference to the effect that
a combination existed.
"Did you hear Arthur Meeker testify that
Mr. Garfield and yourself had examined
the books of all the departments?"
"I did."
"Is that the fact?"
"We did not examine all the department
The witness said thut at anoilier con
ference with J. Ogden Armour the latter
expressed his Indignation concerning the
contemplated grand jury examination.
Pittsburg Firm Charges Hank Dis
crimination In Fat or of
PITTSIU HG. March 1. One of the cases
that will be argtiel before the Interstate
Commerce commission when it sits In this
citv on March ! wil; '.e tlat of the Pitts
burg Plate Glass Company against tho Illi
nois Central Kailro.ul. in which the com
pany charges the railroad company with
discrimination In railroad rates. The Pitts
burg Glass compat.y alleges Unit while im
pcrters are able to deliver plate glass In
Chicago from Antwerp, Belgium, for 32
cents per luo pound.- by wuv of New Or
leanii, the Illinois Central railroad charges
IX) cents per l'V pounds from Chicago to
New Orleans. i'liini Antwerp to Mlnne
atsilis a rale i f hut 3- cents is charged,
while from Chicago to Minneapolis the
glass company Is chaiged Ki cents per loo.
The rales from Antwerp include the ves
sel toll and the fivigbt is carried over M
pel cent farther by the railroad at a less
late than is charged I he doiucstl..- inanu
Hush to Cover la Hill and Local
Traction Slocks Hold
NEW YORK. March l.-Stocks steadied
today after some temporary disorder as
the rffect of yesterday's slump. Calls sent
out last night for additional margins be
cause of wide decline had the ultimate re
sult of selling orders from various quar
ters, which were executed during the first
hour and carried prices moderately below
last night. After these orders were out of
the way ihe selling was not pushed.
An uncovered short interest was devel
oped In tiie Hill railroad stocks and In the
local tractions and volatile advances In
those helped pull up the rest of the market
to about last night's level. The two Met
ropolitan traction stocks rose 2 to jv, over
last night, (heat Northern preferred 79
and Northern Hacific 54.
The Business Office
Will Hereafter Be la ttu
Ground Floor Corner
Seventeecth and Farnam Sts.
Dolliver Makes Greatest Speech of His Life
On the Kate bill.
Nebraska Cattlemen Ask to Have
North Platte Forest Reserve Made
Permanent Matter Cora
to Hltchpnek.
I From a Staff Correspondent )
WASHINGTON, March 1. -(Special Tele
gram.) Senator Dolliver today made what
Is believed by his friends to he the slrong
Cft and most logical sqicech he has made
during his congressional career. No man
In jears Iihs been accorded the attention
tlia' was given Senator Dolliver today, not
only by his colleagues, but by the pres
ence of many members of the lower house.
Including the entire Iowa, Nebraska and
South Dakota delegations, and by packed
galleries. Senator Dolliver waa master of
his subject and master of the situation.
There are those who may cavil at his pre
sentation of the popular side of the regu
lation of railroad rates, because It may
have lacked legal argument in some par
ticulars, but Senator Dolliver waa follow
ing out an agreed-upon plan beiwecn him
self and Senator Clapp, the other repub
lican senator who Joined with (he demo
crats In reporting the so-called Hepburn
bill out of the commerce committee. Sena
tor Dolllver's presentation of the reasons
why the Hepburn 1)111 should be passed
touched the high lights of the people's de
mands for such regulation. The legal as
pects of the case will be presented by Sen
ator Clapp at some later period. The speech
of Senator Dolliver showed great research,
and some of his utterances were the high
est examples of American oratory. He was
accorded a splendid ovation, not only by
his associates of the senate, but by the
ballerles, whose occupants could not Ire re
strained from showing their approbation at
the masterly manner In which the junior
senator of Iowa presented his demand for
railroad rate regulation.
Cattlemen Like Forest Reserve.
8e.nator Millard and W. F. Gurley had
a conference today with Chief Forester
Gifford Pinehot In relation to the perma- I
ncnt withdrawal of lands In McPnerson, i
Arthur and Gram counties Into what is !
known as the North Platte foresl reserve, j
Last summer these hinds were temporarily
withdrawn from public entry and made .
Into a forest reserve, which has been f
great value to the cattle growers ot that
country. And now, having had an oppor
tunity to graze their cattle in this reserve
under government supervision, the cattle
Interests in the section named and repre
sented by Mr. Gurley are anxious to have
the withdrawal made permanent. Mr. Pin
ehot has looked with favor upon the
proposition, and has sent the whole mat
ter to Secretary Hitchcock for final ap
proval. Mr. Gurley left for home tonight.
Proposal to Discontinue Office.
Congressman Kennedy waa advised by
the first assistant postmaster general that
the discontinuance of the postofflce at Elk
City, Douglas county, had been recom
mended by an hvsTH-ctor of the department.
This discontinuance grows out of the ex
tension of the rural free delivery service
from Washington, Washington county.
The department, in advising Mr. Kennedy
of the suggested discontinuance, has also
requested him to state If he concurs in ihc
recommendation. Ucfore answering the
letter of the department the congressman
will take up the matter with the patrons
of the Elk City office. A year ago efforts
were made to bring about a similar dis
continuance, but so much opposition re
sulted that the whole matter was dropped
until now.
Branch Office for Mouth Omaha.
Representative Kennedy took up with
tlie Postofflce department today the estab
lishment of a branch postofflce at Brown
park, W street. South Omaha. A petition
lias been on tile for some time with the
department asking for the establishment of
Ihe office, out as no action was taken in
the matter, Mr. Kennedy took the matter
up with the department, with the result
that the department will ask the posimas-
ter al South Omaha for a 11 pert iu lo the
advisability for such establishment.
New Land Lease Bill.
Representative Reeder of Kansas today
introduced a grazing bill, which makes
the ilfth measure on this subject now
j pending before the public lands comuill
I tee. Mr. Keedcr'e bill differs from those
j previously introduced in that It would
give the secretary of agriculture the con
trol of letting of grazing leasts Instead
, of their being vested In the control of the
secretary' of the interior. I lie Keener uiu
authorizes the president to set aside by
proclamation such portions of the public
1 lands as in his ooiuiou should be created
1 into grazing districts. The control and
I custody of the lands thus withdrawn shall
i be placed lu the hands of the secretary of
! agriculture, who Is authorized to classify
i and appraise the grazing value of such
1 lands and to appoint such officers as the
I care of each griziug district may require,
j Tlie secretary of agriculture is ulso au
I thorlzed to charge and collect a reasonable
' fee for grazing prrmlts and to make and
enforce such regulations as may be appro
priate to tlie conditions of each grazing
district. These regulations shall be framed
and applied with special reference to
bringing about the largest permanent oc
cupation of the country by actual settlers
and home makers.
All public lands thus withdrawn and
controlled shall at all times continue to
i be subject to entry and settlement under
j suitable conditions.
I Money for lndlaa gchool.
Senator Kittredge gave notice of a pro
I posed amendment to the Indian appropria
tion bill calling for an additional appro
priation of IW.oori for general repairs und
I Improvements, for cement veneer for old
I buildings and for un industrial and science
; building at the Flandreau Indian school.
' Senator Gamble put In an amendment to
the Indian bill calling for an appropria
I lion of $3.j0() for the Improvement of Hope
j Indian school a Sprlngfifld, 8. D.
Poatal Matters.
; Representative Pollard today recurn
I mended the appointment uf William T.
j Rli hardson to tie postmaster at Mynard.
i Cass county, vice A. L. Cox. resigned.
I Complete rural county service has tieen
j ordered established in Fillmore county, Ne
I braska, to be effective March 15. !. The
I h tal number of routes now in operation In
j the county is twenty, all of which have
j leeii rearranged.
j W. L. Hell and Thomas R. Sawyer have
' km fcppoinird U Met carriers at Waterloo,
' la
Rural carriers appointed. Nebtaska
1 Cook, route William C. F. Hehacht car
I tier. Ed Weber substitute; Hebron, route
1 X Melvin P. Rhodes rarrier. Alyce E.
Ru.Kles subs itute; Kenesaw. route 1, John
iC'unUuutd vu tteconU I'agt.j
Snow and (older l rlda alnrdn,
I'alr and Warmer.
Trmprratnre at Omaha IrMrrdall
Moor. Dei. llonr. Ilea.
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10 a. m Mi it p. m x
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Weather Forecaster Welsh hoisted
his cold nave Una last evrnlnat and
predicted a decided tall In tempera
tn re.
One Promptly Itecaplnred, but the
Other Three Make a
A successful Jail delivery in which four
prisoners escaped from the Douglas county
Jail was accomplished at 7:3a o'clock last
night. One of the men. Mike Ford, was
recaptured within an hour, but the others.
John lirrry, James J. Ruckby and Patrick
O'Brien, made good their escape, going in
the direction of South Omaha. The en
tire county and surrounding territory were
immediately notified and instructions given
to lookout for the men.
The men made their exit from the sec
ond floor of the Jail building by taking
off the metal lop of a radiator and batter
ing a hole through the brick wall large
enough to admit a man's body. The latter
thrte then crawled through feet first, one
dragging the next, but Ford went out
head first and failed In his attempt to
turn a complete somersault so as to light
on his feet and had his left foot badly
sprained. He limped to the sidewalk,
where n young girl, seeing his predicament,
but not knowing the cause, called a cab.
Ford gave orders to drive to a house In
South Omaha, but he had been recognized
getting Into the cab by a man who
"tipped" htm off to James Huhl. night
enginrer at the jail, and Huhl caught him
on the Twentieth street viaduct.
While the men were getting through the
wall Buhl camel upon two men with re
volvers, who ordered him away and fired
two shots at him and also threw bricks.
These. Huhl says, were outsiders who
aided the escape. He rushed to a tele
phone and notified the police and then
railed up Jailer Smith Rrown, but gave
hint the wrong directions by mistake, so
t ha t. revolver in hand. Brown rushed out
on the wrong side of the building, giving
the men time to gft away.
Ford and Berry were awaiting trial on
eharges of burglary, while O'Brien was
to be tried Monday for robbing the post
office at Carney, and Buckby had been
convicted of robbing a saloon at South
Four Hundred Dollars Over Amount
Necessary tn Clinch Dr. Jonas'
The balance necessary to clinch Dr. Jo
tibs' donation of WOO:) for the Methodist
hospital fund hi -eomplete, and there "is
some' over.
February 13 a remainder of tXi.oaA haj
to be raised before the Jonas gift could be
claimed, and It had to be raised by March
1. A committee was appointed which S"t
to work on-a systematic campaign of rais
ing this money. l.ast night Rev. C. 0.
Clssell, D. D., secretary of the fund com
mittee, announced the committee had col
lected I3T..434 GO.
"And gifts were still coming in when I
left the committee headquarters," said Dr.
Clssell. "We wish to state that it Is de
sirable to get all over the mark which our
friends may wish to send in, for It gener
ally happens a surplus Is needed in such
cases of big building projects."
Dr. Clssell said the gifts to this commit
tee had come from L-IX) persons; at least,
I tl al wus the uumlier of donations, and
' they ranged from 23 cents up to ll.OuO.
I Of the total J2K.0H) was raised In Omaha,
i The committee having this work in
' charge consisted ot T. F. Stuigesa. chair
: man; Dr. Clssell, secretary; ('. C. Troxell,
i C. W. Delamatre, E. C. Dodder, 1. S.
' Leavitt and G. W. Plattner.
The Methodists will hold a Jollification
I meeting Sunday night at one of this
churches to express their gratitude pub
' liely to their friends who have helped
1 them out.
'New York Attorney General Will Take
I No Action In Proposed
I Merger.
! ALBANY. N. Y., March LAttorney
I Geneial Mayer today announced that he
had denied the application of William R.
Hearst deinaudiltu Ihat the attorney gen
eral begin proceedings to annul Ihe char
! ter of the Inlerborough-Metiopolttun Hold-
lug company, under which Hie merger of
the New Y'ork traction companies Is In
! tended to be effectuated.
' The attorney general holds that the pro-
posed merger will constitute, a monopoly
of the present elevated surface and sub-
way systems In Manhattan and the Bronx,
but that such monopoly In street transpor
tation is permissible under the laws of the
I state.
! Fort Kmlth Attorney Promises to Pay
1 All the Depositors
la Fall.
FORT SMITH. Ark., March l.-The South,
et n Bank anil Trust company, a recent
corporation with an authorized capitul of
",nsi. failed to oen Its doors this morn
ing. A notice was posted to the effect that
the bank's interests had been sold to
Thomas Neal. an attorney of Fort Smith,
who, it was stated, would pay all depos
itors in full.
Tlie deposits amount to about h.(mi. The
ami t. consist ing of notes, loans, discounts
and offh-e fixtures, amount to about a like
The Southern Bank and Trust company
wn a branch of the Southern Bank and
Trust company ol D..!!is. Trx
C h lea ho OINcer Allerapls to Forre
Hi) lain Home to Levy on
j CHICAGO March 1 Constable Joseph
j Fleis was shot und Instalillv killed today
I by Mrs. Lawrence Raker while be was at
tempting to levy on some io;city in
I home at IsjS West Chicago avenue. Fleis.
I according In the police, did not read the
warrant for tlie execution of the levy, but
I attempted to lore hia way Into tlie Bakur
1 huiuo. iit. Utkcr waa arraleU.
Iowa Senator Makes Extended Speech it
Favor of Hepburn Bill.
Measure is Fair to Carrier and Frotecta
Riehto of Shippers.
Says Elkins Bill is Insufficient Because It
Cannot Be Enforced.
Pendlns Mraanre Makea It Possible
to Discover Discriminations la
Favor of shippers or
WASHINGTON. March l.-The discus
sion of tlie railroad rate question In the
senate was continued today by Mr. lxl
llver, who spoke In support of the Dolllver
Hepbiirn bill. Hn said that the bill was
intended merely to supplement the exist
ing interstate commerce law and con
tended for Its validity from a constitu
tional point of view, predicting that gov
ernment ownership of the railroads would
be forced upon the country If congress
did not meet the present demand for reg
ulation. Mr. Dolliver was not questioned and
when he concluded the remainder of the
day was devoted to the bill providing for
the settlement of the nffalrs of the five
civilized tribes of Indians after the termi
nation of their tribal relations.
Galleries Are Crowded.
That Interest In the railroad rate
question continues unabated was made
manifest again today by the large au
dience which greeted Mr. Dolliver from
the senate galleries when he arose to
speak on the Dolllver-Hepburn bill.
From the first the Iowa senator has
been the champion of the policy of giving
the interstate Commerce commission full
authority, and the friends of the house
bill have expected him to take a leading
part In pressing the consideration of tho
measure, notwithstanding it has been
placed In charge of another senator. Hi
was the Hrst speech made In support of
the bill.
Mr. Dolliver began his speech at l:':o
p. in.. Immediately after the disposal of tlie
routine morning business. That order In
eluded the passage of bills authorizing the
disposition of surplus lands on the Yakima
and Colvllle Indian reservation in Washing
ton. Compliment to Collom.
Mr. Dolliver spoke without notes. He be
gan with a compliment to Mr. Cullom, of
whom he spoke aa the father of interstata
commerce legislation; and to Mr. Nelson,
the author of a bill presented to the last
congress. The senator then outlined the
bill, pointing out wherein It amends the ex
isting interstate law, saying that, after all.
the changes were, .comparatively lew..
"Instead of undermining the law, the bill
fortifies It." he said, and he declared that '
if the present law had been treated with
the reverence and sanctity it deserved the.
American people would have approached
the subject In a frame of mind different
from that which now prevails.
He said that the railroad companies were
unable to protect themselves against the
flagrant abuses" ot the private car com
panies under section 1 of the present law.
He had not favored the abolition of these
car, but he did believe that the car com
panies should be regulated by making
responsible the . railroad companies em
ploying them.
Speaking of the Interstate Commerce
commission, he discussed Judge Grosscup's
recommendation for a specific court, but
he did not accept the theory advanced for
the reason that he considered the present
machinery sufficient for all purposes. He
recognized the fact that It had become
fashionable to speak . slightingly of the
Interstate Commerce commission and de
fended that body against such attacks. He
expressed the opinion that If the lawyers
1 had dealt as fairly with the commission
I uj with tlie courts, the result would have
j been better.
I cars No Vendettl.
Mr. Dolliver declared lie did not expect
u pro true ted vendettl between the railroads
and the business community, believing that
when the law was enacted it would be ob
served by carrier and shipper alike. He
predicted that within five years there would
be boards of arbitration in every traffic
renter of tlie country, so that appeals te
the commission would lie the rule rather
I than the exception.
j He recognized tlie fact that the question
of appeal to the courts from the order
! of the commission was the battle ground
' ami he declared that as the bill stands it
leaves the door to the courts open for the
protection of all constitutional rights. He
temporarily left that point and took up
the rebate qnestion, saying that he did not
agree with either Mr. Foraker or Mr.
Racon that the secret practices have baaa
abandoned. He did not believe the Elklns
bill adequate for protection against these
"The difficulty about rebates Is not In
punishing violations of the law," he sail,
"but In discovering them, and we have)
undertaken to amend the law so as te
cover that defect."
Returning to the question of appeals,
Mr. Dolliver waid that the power the com
mission would exercise In preventing re
course to courts was about as great as
the power of "my friends who are tip
toeing about this chamber talking of the
day In court.' "
He said that no congress that will ever
ussesmble will pass a law that will take)
the markets of the world away from the
railroads that have created them and turn
them over to rivalry that would be harm
ful to advancement.
Combinations Not the Troeble.
That the people were not complaining ot
the railroad combinations Mr, Dolliver
! averred, but he asserted most ear neatly
; that they do demand that congress shall
; ussi rt Its function aa the guard I in of tho
j American market place. He then spoke In
! deprecation of his own powers and in
; praise of the advocacy of the president.
, of the latter lie said that "it Is the most
: suprb moral leadership of the genera,
I tion."
j As for hinifcelf he was prepared for
I sneers, "but," lie said, "I stand In a,
postlon I did not seek, but. consulting my
conscience as a citizen and my honor as
j senatcr. I can take 110 other."
j Mr. Foraker's proposition lo leave to the
courts the duty of considering all com
plaints against the railroads was touched
upon and tho Ii wa senator said that while
he did not agree with his colleague he
. would rather follow that plan than to au
j taeh an amendment to the house bill gtv
( ing the courts the right review tw or