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Omaha Daily Be
VOL. XXXVI NO. 150.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 10, 190G.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
FORECAST FOR WEEK
PepartnunU' Appropriation Bill Will Come
Up in Ilonis loitj.
SMOOT CASE IN THE SENATE TOMORROW
Senator Eurrowi Will Cpea the Arenment
for Committee Report.
WILL RATIFY THE ALQECIRAS TREATY
ttnate Expected to Tali Pinal Action on
NOMINATIONS WLL BE CONSIDERED
It U Eapeeted That the Vpper Hnu.e
Will Spend Considerable Time
In Executive Session
WASHINGTON, Deo. . The national
house of representatives will give the
greater part of Its time during the present
week to the consideration of the legislative,
executive end Judicial appropriation bills
while the senate will pay especial atten
tion to the report of the senate committee
on privileges and elections on the right of
Senator Smoot of Utah to retain his seat.
In the house the appropriation bill will
be taken up Monday Immediately after the
.close of the routine morning business,
while In the senate consideration of the
Bmoot question will be postponed until
Tuesday. The senate proceedings on that
subject will be interrupted after one day's
discussion to give place to the Algeclras
treaty, which Is set for next Wednesday.
Representative Tawney, chairman of the
houid committee on appropriations, Is of
the opinion that the legislative appropria
tion bill will be voted on before the close
of the week. There ar a number of Items
in the bill calculated to provoke discus
sion and It Is expected some of the demo
cratic, representatives will find occasion to
express their views regarding some of the
features of the president's message. If
they should do so there will be a response
from the republican side of the chamber.
Among the Items In the bill which will
arouse debate may be mentioned thoee
providing for an Increase of tho appropria
tion for the payment of clerk hire for
members of the house and the Increase of
the sslary of Public Printer Stalling.
There will also undoubtedly be many ref
erences to the subject of simplified spelling,
which will be raised in connection With
the provision prohibiting any deviation from
standard orthography in congressional
The fortifications appropriations bill,
whlclt Is now under consideration In com
mittee, will Immediately follow the legis
lative bill, and Chairman Tawney Is hope
ful that It may be passed before the
Christmas holidays. Chairman Orosvenor
of the committee, on merchant marine Is
still hopeful of securing a favorable report
ort-the ehlp subsidy bill In modified form
this week, but It Is not generally expected
that further progress can be made with
this measure 'before "the Christmas holt
Smoot Caat Tomorrow.
In the senate Senator Burrows will at
the end of the morning hour on Tuesday
open the debate on the Smoot question In
a three hours' speech, advocating the adop
tion of t'e committee resolution declaring
Mr. BTnoot to be not entitled to his seat.
Mr. Burrows vlll not make a comprehen
sive analysis of the testimony of the cast.',
but will cite many precedents In support
of the resolution. He will be followed In
the same line on Thursday by Senator
Dubois and later In the session Senator
Smoot Is expected to be heard In his own
behalf. Senator Sutherland, his colleague,
and Senators Foraker. Dillingham, Bever-
Idge and Hopkins will also probably pre
sent views In support of Mr. Smoot's right
to retain his office. There Is no hope that
tha question may be concluded during the
present week or even before the holidays,
but Senators Burrows and Dubois express
a determination to keep it as well to the
front ae possible.
Will Ratify Algeclras Treaty.
Unless the unforeseen happens the Alge
clras treaty will be ratified on Wednes
day after brief consideration. The fact
that the foreign relations committee has
agreed upon a resolution declaring the pur
poses of the United States not to be In
volved In European complications by Its
acquiescence In the treaty bus done much
remove opposition, and It Is even pre
dicted that the resolution of ratification
will be adopted after a few senators shall
have had opportunity to briefly explain
their positions. Considerable time will
probably be spent by the senate In execu
tive session In considering nominations to
be reported from the various committees.
Among these are a number of cabinet of
ficers. Inhere la already talk of adjournment for
the Christmas holidays and the prospect
Is that It will occur about the 20th Inst.,
and that the holiday will continue until
January 7. Ths leaders who have been In
conference on this subject say that abun
dant time will then be left for the passage
of all the appropriation bills and for other
Church Question In Prance.
Ths church and state separation law
which was enacted by ths French Parlia
ment a ear ago goes into effect In Paris
December 11 and will be enforced la tho
various departments on December IS and
la The French government Is facing the
situation with firmness and calmness,
though ths prospect of the religious crisis
becoming acute has been augmented by an
apparently authoritative announcement in
the Croix, the clerical organ, that the popo
forbids Catholics to abide by the publlo
meeting law of 18S1, under which the gov
rnmtnt proposes that religious services
Shall be held in the future.
The annual meeting of the National
League of Base Ball Clubs will be held in
New Tork on Tuesdsy. December 11. and
a metlng of the board of directors of the
Udito. m'f!l V-a 1,-1,4 - ..... .1
quarters in New York on the same dav
une oi in purposes or the meeting will
be to fleet president, for which Harry
C. Pttlllam Is again a candidate. Th.
annual meeting of the Ametioan League of
Base Ball Clubs will be held In Chicago
National Clvle Federation.
The National Civle federation will hold
Ik- . - I ..,.... I ,, VT . w
' Mi"tt.i ,i. rw I ora nf. !
Wednesday and Thursday. The advisability I
f Imposing taxes on Incomes and Inherl- I Loa ANGELES, Cal.. Dec. 9.-E. II. Har
tances will be discussed by Andrew Car- ' r'irn determined. It is stated, to set
regie, Prepldent Eliot of Harvard. Oncar 1l th um of '-'' tor th m-
Straus and Samuel Qompera Government ' proveruent of the Los Angeles P.uic rail
by Injunction will be discussed by John 1 Wll)r ,l,m- 11 ' stalej that It Is the
Mitchell, Seth Low and others. Child labor lnU"tl,'on of ,he "arrmun agents to ar
wlll alto be considered. ! argne for the construction of a .Ties of
The trial of the charges against the pack-
sUvnllnuad oa Second 1'aga.)
BROWN IN CRITICAL CONDITION
Former "h trnnlor, Whn Wu Shot
- nan, linn I.lltle (lnoce
f- of Recovery.
WAS. ?f. D. C., Dec. 9. Former
t'nlted Venator Arthur Rrown of
Utah, shot by Mr. Anna M.
Bradley j,? t.nke City In hie apart
ments at V F.alclgh yesterday aft
ernoon, tor. In a critical condition
at the Kran 'v'.V "lospltal. The doctor!
announced t hat he has a chance
of recovery, ...a friend udmlt there
has been a change for the worse during
the day and thought hla recovery Is ex
tremely doubtful. There aro symptoms of
peritonitis, which the physicians fear may
lend to blood poisoning.
Mr. Brown has not given out any state
ment since he went th nnerntlna ta- 1
bles at the hospital vesterd.iv afternoon
and the doctors will not permit anyone
to see him. Mr. Ounn of Helena, who
came to Washington with Mr. Brown to
appear with him before the supreme court,
called upon him at the hoFpltal several
times today, but was denied tdmlttance to
Mr. Brown's room.
An rblerly woman, who refused to give
her name to the hospital attendants, asked
to see Mr. Brown. The woman said that
she Is an aunt of the wounded man and
that she resides in Washington. She was
heavily veiled. Mr. Brown's daughter,
Alice, of Columhus. O., who Is a reporter
on a morning newspaper there, and his
son, Arthur Brown, Jr., a student In the
University of Chicago, arrived tonight
and saw their father for a minute.
Mrs. Bradley was taken from the First
precinct police station to the house of de
tention at 9 o'clock this morning. She
was hysterical all day. She made fre
quent Inquiries as to the condition of her
victim. Her attorneys say she is on the
verge of a collapse. She wns in confer
ence with her lawyers for more than two
hours today, and they directed that sho
see no one except Senator Sutherland and
According to the police,' a number of
prominent western politicians have noti
fied her they are willing to furnish money
for her defense. Several local restaurants
today telephoned the matron at the house
of detention that they would gladly serve
Mrs. Bradley's meals free of cost. A rep
resentative of the Salvation Army also
offered assistance. Mrs. Bradley Is held
without ball on the charge of assault with
Intent to kill. Bhe will not be given a
preliminary hearing until the extent of
Mr. Brown's injuries are known.
EXCESSIVE SPEED FORBIDDEN
Bnrllngton Road Iasncs Orders
Against Running; too Fast
CHICAGO, 'Dec. . Excessive speed In
passenger train service has been expressly
forbidden by the management of the Bur
lington road In a circular Issued to train
crews and englnemen by Daniel Wlllard,
second vice president. ' The circular states
that excessive speed is not necessary, even
In malntnance of the fast passenger sched
ules. In order that there may be no ex
cuse for engineers disobeying the Instruc
tions the officials have Installed "speeons
eters In the cabs of all passenger engines.
The practice of favoring engines on grades
to the extent of losing time and gaining
the timj by running at high speed down
grades Is wrong and Is the cause of fre
quent criticism by passengers. The cir
cular states even and smooth running la
urged and the comfort and safety of pas
sengers is declared to be matters for con
sideration rather than the making up of
SMALL BURGLARS ARE ACTIVE
House Thieves Perform Several Triv
ial Jobs During the Still
mil of Night.
The meat market burglars were busy
again Saturday night and robbed the mar
ket of Fred Hanson. Thirteenth and Vin
ton streets, of 68 cents and fifty pounds
of meat. Entrance was gained to the store
by breaking open the front door.
The room occupied by Emma Nelson and
Jessie Chief at the Madison hotel was en
tered Saturday afternoon by thieves, who
stole fS In cash, a watch and some checks.
Another burglary was attempted at the
home of Chester Blake, 562 South Twenty-
reventh street, Saturday evening while
the family were absent from home. The
thieves ransacked the house and had all
article, of value oiled in ,h
middle of the floor, ready to decamp, when
they were frightened away by tho arrival
of Miss Blake, about 9 p. m.
CORNELL MEMORIAL SERVICE
University Community Honors Mem
ory of Victims of Fir Which
Destroyed Chi PsI Chapel.
ITHACA. N. Y., Dec. . A memorial
service for the four students and three
others who lost their llvea-tn the fire that
destroyed the Chi Psi fraternity lodge was
held In Sage chapel on Cornell campus to
day. Dr. James F. Brodle of Aubumdaln,
Masj , preached the sermon.
The chapel was crowded to the doors with
students and other members of the uni
versity community, including President
Schurman and members of the facuft
section at the right of the main a
reserved for the members and a!
the Chi PsI fraternity.
WRFrW MFAR PITTSRIIRft kfAM
Missouri Paclne Passenger
Frisco Stock Special Col
lide on Crossing.
PiTTSRi'Rfl K.n.. Dec. i.In a i.
. ... .
lislon here looay Deiween a Missouri Fa-
oltic passeng' r train northbound and a
'Vri.cn stock extra at the crosalna- of th.
two roads, Thomas F. Freeman of Nevada
Ap.mon tt th naasenzer tr:,in. waa lrlllu
', Engineer Albert Puge of the passeng r
train, also of Nevada, and Mrs. Anna Steel
of Erie. Colo., were Injured.
TERMINAL FOR LOS ANGELES
Ilarrlman Interests Preparing to
Ilarrlman Interests Preparing
Spend Ten Million Dollars ta
"'"ways to parallel Fourth street and
I thut a ten-story building wUJ be erected aa
) terminal sutlou.
POPE REJECTS PROPOSALS
French Nation is Now Ftolntr an Alarm! rc
PRIESTS ORDERED TO CONTINUE SERVICES
Clergy Are Forbidden to Make Dec
larations and Instructed to Star
In Chnrehea I ntll They
Are Driven Ont.
PARIS, Dee. 9. France tonight seems to ( peculiarly ungentlemaiiiy and that he the
face an alarming religious crisis. Loat j president) had stated with absolute clear
nlirht'a renrtrt nf rh rwine'a eleventh hnnr ! nees his nnsltlon the rensen whv it WAS
rejection of the government's final proffer
under which Catholic worship could be j
continued under the common laws turn
'out to be only too true and the deadlock
now Is apparently complete. Arcordlng to
the holy father's orders, declarations under
the law of are prohibited, but the
parish priests must remain In their churches
until driven out by violence.
Tho official confirmation of this com
munication has created a uensation, both
In government and Catholic circles. Car- American Interests." Jte says Mm. Storer not being admitted, with the exception of I lion, and Is of a larger scope than the
dinal Lecot, archbishop of Bordeaux, Arch- ' "rged htm to give her husband a cabinet 1 members of the choir. The galleries were smaller show s held li localities. This en
blshop Germain and others, who already j P'ice and that she stated Mr. Choato at j crowded, and such a large choir was in j terprise was started last, fall by A. E.
had advised compliance with tho law, have !
hastily Instructed the parish priests of i not proper persons to Tie ambassadors, mlg
their dioceses that their former advice is j gating her husband ;.ln that connection,
null and void, and today In all the churches! McKlnley Letter Denied.
of Paris bishops and priests, after mass, I
read the letter from Cardinal Richard,
archbishop of Paris, communicating the
decision of the holy see to "continue serv
ices In tho churches, but abstain from
declaration," and Cardinal Richard's own
Instructions, In view of the order issued
by the prefect of the Seine yesterday not
to permit for the present, the employment
of ceremonial draperies at marriages or
The church ardents, whose legal existence
expires next Tuesday, were thanked today
from the pulpits of the various churches.
Prayers were offered for the protection of
God during ths coming period of persecu
tion. Summons to Rebellion.
The government regards the action of the
pontiff as little lees than a summons of the
French Catholics to open rebellion, as
rendering the situation exceedingly grave
and possibly entailing the most deplorable
Premier Clemenceau and M. Brlanfl,
minister of public worship, were In confer
ence all day today. There Is no sign of the
government faltering, but it recognises that
it may be forced to resort to extreme
measures. M. Brland said today that tho
decision of the pope waa entirely unex
"The encyclical is very grave," said M.
Brland. "While condemning the law of
1906. it advised recourse to the common
law. Although the refusal to form cul
tural association was, In my opinion, an
error and to the detriment of the church.
It was the church's legal right so to refuse.
In a spirit of conciliation, out of respect
to the consciences of the French Catholics,
and In order to do nothing to disturb peace
and tranquillity, the government thereupon
prescribed this easy means of continuing
worship by a simple declaration In accord
ance with the law of 1881. The pope's
brutal order to the clergy to reject this
offer practically Incites them, to iolaJ tho
laws of the country. He no longer acts as
the spiritual head of the church, as the
canonical objections against the Jaw of
1P06 cannot be Invoked against that of 1S81.
The pope now assumes a political leader
ship, and the vital question Is whether the
Catholics of Franco will consent to follow
him or not. If they do the government will
act with even greater energy because of
the tolerance It has manifested heretofore.
Every violation of the law will be prose
cuted, and, furthermore, special measures,
legislative and otherwise, may be taken."
Special Measures to Be I'sed.
The special measures referred to by M.
Brland are those Intimated by Premier
Clemenceau In the' Chamber of Deputies,
namely, to strip the clergy of their privi
leges, compel them to perform military
servie and as a last resort to treat them
as foreign subjects.
Militant Catholics' are rejoicing at the
stern attitude of the pope. A religious
organ says the faithful can now face the
future with serenity, "and show the perse
cutors of the church that the Daughter of
Eternity disdains the efforts of wicked men
and, will triumph in the end."
Church Officials Indlitnant.
POME, Dec. 9 in spite of rumors of
attempts to bring about a conciliation be
tween Franco and the Vatican, Vatican
authorities have denied again and with
' mphals. that any negotiation, to this etui
i are under way' n the contrary churca
I fflclal " ver "o-nant at the attitude
taken by M. Brland, the French minister
of public worship. They declare that Franco
apparently grants facilities for the practlco
of worship, but In reality it Is striving to
dismember the organization ct the chuicli
by striking at the clergy. According to the
latest Instructions the clergy will not cedo
except to force. It Is believed here that
December 11 will see the beginning of In
creased blttrness la the conflict' In France.
HUNGATE ARRIVES ON TIME
Secretary of Ice Company Mpa Is
Bold Indertaklng at
been put in the fire to burn off the Insula-!
f I . i n ftomA mtKCrpnnta hnri arnlon th. (--
from the toe houses, where it was usod to
conduct the power, as the Ice houses are
run by electricity. A pole had broken
and let the wire fall to the ground and
1 1"' K"v the vandals a start and they
I wrsi Blwint tn trt Awuir with nil In o i n-
j " " .,,.",,-";: " , . .
the wlre lnto n, bu nd brought It to
WOULD-BE ROBBER IDENTIFIED
Man Who Attempted to Hold I n
Great Bend, Kaa., Bank Is J. S.
Kenrua of Chicago.
GREAT BBND. Kan., Dec. . Ths nam
of the man who held up the J. V. Brink -
' many company bank yesterday Is Joseph 8.
, Kearns. His home is In Chicago, where ha
i had lately been a news reporter. K earns
i broke down today and asked that his uncle,
Joseph U. Orr, a lawyer of South Bend,
Ind., be telegraphed. Kearns says that for
several years he has been working In Chi-
cago. lie has worked for Mindel Brothers
as a stock keeper atd the Wells Fargo Ex-
...... ni J, ,h. ': Zr
recent bank rohbe.ies over the country
- - - -' a.uu tau ills
and that he came hero direct from Chicago
j to Ul) JuU
When Charles Hnnirat. aerretnrv Ih.
y. A'uniana ice ana i.oia Biorage company, ' wrw .v w wru-u.! u-i. . . . " It Is stated that she rave him another Mow
isle was! drove to the company's Ice houses at the; , pistols he maae nis way up town pursued . . . .. mt,nf,w. ,
umnl of east end of Cut-off lake Sund.y morning 'P' " That j by offic,r. ,d citizens, who finally shot ' "h e re7tlev.r
jhe saw a bonfire. Through curiosity he- President of Vo.c.ue.a Is him through the head I fatally wounding ZZ.t'- Zl:
drove up and on examination found several Hl.wl, Dying. him. McNeal was twice a patient at the ar(( . .... - . mRn m,.,h . .
hundred pounds of copper wire, which had ! Athens Insane asylum, but was not con- , '
ROOSEVELT ANWSERS STCRER
President Writes ;( Secretary Hoot
Denylnsr Chnrgea of For
WASHINGTON, Pi. S.-Frldent Roose
velt tonight niado public a long letter ad
dressed to Secretary, Root, glvlrg corre
spondence between the president and for
mer Ambassador Bellamy Storer 'at Vienna
and Mrs. Storer. In which he says Mr.
Storer's refusal to answer his letters and
the publication of various letters Justified
the ambassador's removal, that Mr. 8torer's
publication of private correspondence was
out of the question for him as prepldent to !
try to get any archbishop made cardinal, j
though expressing his admiration for Arch- i
bishop Ireland, as well ua leaders of other
The president says he thinks it well that i
the members of the ftiMnot should know i
certain facts "which he (Storer) either sup- women only, when seventy-nine women
presses or misstates." He says he did not publicly confessed Christ. Sunday even
resent the action of the 8torers "until It lng the main floor of the Auditorium was
became evident they "Vote likely to damage ;
London nnd General porter nt Paris were
The president Incorporates a letter from
Postmaster General Cortelyou, contradict-
ing the statement that President McKlnley
had commissioned a .'iq-ntlcmnn to ask the
pope "as a personal fm-or to him" and "an
honor to the country" to appoint Arch
bishop Ireland e.s cardinal. Mr. Cortolyou
says the late prosidetit never made any
The president decltws that Mr. Storer's
statement that he naithorlzed any rueh
message to be delivered to Popo Plus Is
untrue. He ssys this) he never received j
a letter from Ambassador Storer giving an
account of his visit to the Vatican and of
the message he personally gave the pope
on behalf of M-. Roosevelt.
The president's actios tonight follows the
publication of "the confidential pamphlet"
which Mr. Storer last week sent to tho
president, tho cabinet and the senate for
eign relations committee.
Storer Acruscd of Perfldy.
The president's letter, which contains
over 6,000 words and quotes etxenslvely
from correspondence, concludes:
Mr. Storer wrote me a letter tendering
his resignation, not as he asserts because
of anything in connection with his visit
to the Vatican, but solely because of his
conduct in the Hunt mHtter. In this letti r.
In answer to mine of December HO. he makes
absolutely no allusion whatever to what I
said In that letter as to his call at the
Vatican. This letter of mine shows that I
had then never heard from hlin; that he
called at the Vatican, and bis abjsolute
silence at the time shows that what he
says now on the subject .is a pure after
thought. His letter runs, in part, as fol
lows (all the omitted parts referring also
exclusively to the Ilnrst matter):
January 16. 1H-M Dear Theodore: I
find In answering you- letter of December
. that I made anP.orror of date. The
letter I wrote llannaius also, the writing
to yourself on the omul general matter
was after the 22d ofi February. 193, In
stead of In January.! as I Inadvertently
stated. Since then I Shave received your
second letter of the "3'ith of December.
. My writing any let!H In the terms I did
was Inexcusable and thAt I admit fully and
with the deepest regei If In your
Judgment It would cIj J;" me In Mr. Hay's
eyes, will you hand him the enelmwd note
of personal apology; but I beg you will do
this or not ms you think wlsei as I must
not appear to try to escape olttclal censure
oy personal repentance. Therefore, give
or burn thla note, aa you deem best. Not
to Justify n:y writir.g at all or In using the
language i did. but to explain the affair, I
must call attention to the difference of
frocedure In this consular case us to what
hud supposed was precedent. All
this Is no exciLse for a public officer writing
as I did outside of the department. If In
weighing the matter It seems that if I by
my own act have lost the confidence of the
secretary of mate, you must without regard
to me, treat me aa you would any other
public oftlcer for the good of the service.
Without the confidence of the department
the work cannot go on. For your own sake
I ahould wish that my leaving the service
might be made to appear a voluntary one,
In tho spring or early summer. Also I
think It would be better to have it known
after June. In spite of everything. It might
make political gossip which 1 should wish
to postpone until the din of the campaign
Is on. I thank you, my dear Theodore, 1 conlrary. "i"1 '"ere are innumerable man
loyally and sincerely, for your letter. i j dates In tho Blbio to that effect.
never doubt your absolute loyalty In fiiond
uhlp to me and mine. FHlthfttllv yours.
There could be no fuller confession of
wrong 'doing or more absolute throwing
himself upon the mercy of his superior. It
was this letter which I answered saying,
aa he has himself quoted, that I would
treat the Incident ns closed and would not
accept his reslirnation. and thst I waa sum
that John Hay felt as I did. With peculinr i
pernav mr. niorer now seess to turn this
i til l o' corniHi. ann i TniriK I mriv n,i,i
act or cordial, ana 1 think
generous, friendship on mv nart Into an
attack upon me by treating mv refusal to
; "f "iltion thc Matter
' Mfcpm n . resiirnanon ns nn nnnrun.nt
: to which there was absolutely no allusion
j wXnaUon.ny k'nd r "rt h"
This bare recital of facts Is in itself fhe
severest possible condemnation of Mr.
6torer's dlslngenlonspess. Verv trulv vours
TH KOl'iOHK ROOKVElr.
HON. ELI K I ROOT, Secretary of State.
Storer Refuses to Talk.
CINCINN VTL Dec 9.-Mr. Bellamy
Storer, upon being shown what President
Roosevelt requested the Associated Press
to say in reference to the pamphlet con
taining the correspondence between the
president and Mr. and Mrs. Storer, with
an expression of surprise said:
"Aha, I understand, I understand."
Mr. Storer was asked: "Do you care to
make a statement?"
He replied: "No, I have nothing to say
at this time."
FORT DE FRANCE. Martinique, Dec 9.
, Reliable advices received here from Ven
ezuela set forth that . President Castro wuk
moved down to the little seucoast villuge
of Macutu, near La Uuuyra, last Monday.
Ths president is described as being very
He made the trip from Caracas In i
td. When he arrived at Macuto he ap-
peared to be absolutely unconscious. It
is generally believed that he has no chance
Violently worded posters have been clr
culated In Caracas declaring that na one i armr l,h the rank of t'P,,n- ! seemed as much at home among the farm- ' cjurt. and was released on bond. He can.
is today deceived regarding the gravity of ' on of ,he a!d"" of On"rl Jones M. j ers as among bankers. E. C Montgomery to Karuws Cly to visit bis father shortly
President Castro's illness and Insisting that i Withers at the battle of Shlloh. After the of the State Experimental station spoke ; afu.r tlls K,nd wtt, furi.hfd. After la
the exercise of the executive power be as- ', c,ose ot the clv11 war Captain Williamson j on "Corn Selection." A. 8. Grigerelt was j majnln)r one duy with his father he d-
erclse of the executive power be as-
through a vice prasldsnt, as Is pro -
fur In the constitution. For long
time past, the poster continued, only rou-
tine government matters have been at
tended to and Important questions srs be
ing held In abeyance.
Genrial Paredes, an ex-revolutionary now
In exils, is organizing a serious Insurrec-
uonary movement and declares that he will
n the field- H claims to have.
' ls-0' TinK mt disposition.
I Three li a Droweil.
' ALBANY. N. Y.. Dec, ..-William Lau.
boy", about 15 yars old. broke ibrou" n
tne 118 ", J ''r' drowned t.i4y wi lie
: skatuuf ou lb. iiud.ou nvsr. ttppoau. this
DR. TORREY ON CONFESSION
Evineeliit Sayi It Takes More Courage to
Ee a Christian Than a Soldier.
SIX THOUSAND MEN ATTEND SERVICE
Same Sermon Delivered to Idiraer
Andlenre of Women In Afternoon
Fourteen Hundred Convert
alone to Date.
That It takes courage to be a Christian
was the keynote of the address of Dr.
Torrey Sunday evening at the Auditorium
to an audience of over 6,000 men, com-
prised or many of the most ref.resent.iuve
men of Omaha. The subject of the re
marks of the eminent evangelist was
"Heroes and Cowards," which was also
the subject nt the afternoon meeting to
crowded to Its capacity with mfm. women
attendance that it was necessary to seat
over a hundred of the singers in the north
From a numerical standpoint, with re-
sncct In the attendance and also in the I
number of conversions obtained, the even- '
ing meeting was one of the banner events !
of the mission. Tho published plea for j
support of the mission by many prominent ,
business men had the effect of increasing i
the attendance, although there were more j
women nt the afternoon meeting than ;
there were men at night. Dr. Torrey said
that this was not usually tho case, as the
len were the more faithful In attend-
ance Some Idea of the scope of the mis-
Hnn can hp or,tnined from the fact that
ovcr j 400 conversions have been obtained
during the three weeks of the mission,
and this number was augmented Sunday
evening by the conversion of over forty
Real Christians Are Heroes.
The invocation was pronounced Sunday
evening by Dr. Herring, who made a
strong and impassioned plea for the con
version of the Impenitent. After an In
troductory address by Dr. Torrey, In
which he exhorted the laymen and others
to strenuous effort during the last wee't
of the mission, which was inaugural .
with the Sunday services, the speaker
"I have a subject tonight that everyone
Is Interested In, 'Heroes and Cowards.'
Every man loves a hero and every man
despises a coward. Though the men of
Jerusalem believed in Jesus, they kept
their faith to themselves. Can you con
ceive of anything more cowardlyT And
yet many of you men here tonight are
even more contemptibly cowardly. You're
not men enough to publicly confess Him,
because Jesus Christ Is not popular in
your crowd. Shame on you! It takes
courage to be a Christian In this God
hating world. It takes more courage to
be a real Christian than it does to be a
soldier. It takes more courage to be a
real Christian than a good many of you
Lipen here tonight possess.
Pnblle Confession necessary. .
"To be a Christian la something to be
proud of, not something to be ashamed of.
There Is nothing to bo ashamed of In
Jesus Christ. You respectable, upright
men who do not profess Christ exert far
more Influence against Christ than the
rumseller. for your scope of Influence Is
greater. The better you live the more
your influence Is against Christ, for who
knows the source of your life If you don't
confess Him with your lips? Gentlemen,
I call upon you to do your duty tonight,
and I'll guarantee that If you publicly
confess Jesus Christ like a man, you'll
feel a Joy you never thought possible this
side of heaven.
"Lots of people say: 'I don't bellove In
this publicity; that confession should be
secret." But the Bible says directly the
"Thero won't be any sneaks In heaven,
thank God. We've got enough of them
down here. But I'll never be a party to
getting men In a church who are not men
enough to stand up and publicly confess
Christ. The most contemptible cowardice
of which a human being Is capable Is the
cowardice that makes a man tremble In
fear that some ono will laugh at him If
he confesses Jesus Christ. You owe all
you ari In the world to Jesus Christ."
At the beginning of his address Dr. Tor
rey announced that his subject for the
Monday afternoon meeting will be "The
Baptism c-f the Holy Spirit."
DEMENTED MINER RUNS AMUCK
Elmer McXeal of Jackson, Om Shoot
Three Nen In Crowded Trol
JACKSON. O., Dec. . This afternoon
Elmer McN'eal, a demented coal miner,
armed with two revolvers, began shooting
in a crowded Wellston trolley car, In
stantly killing Harry White, mortally
wounding J. D. Van Atta of Newark, O.,
and severely wounding J. E. Klnnlson, su
perintendent of the public schools of this
city. After half a dozen shots had been
fired by the frenzied man he waa thrown
Captain "Billy" Williamson.
NEW ORLEANS. Dec. 9. Captain "Billy"
" linamson, me ramous ngen lurrman, oieo.
at the St. diaries hotel at I o clock to-
night. Captain Williamson was succes
sively a clerk In the California legislature.
msjor In the Walker expedition to Nlea.
ragua and a staff officer of the confederate
' bran hl cUve ,urf H owned
I "'Veral race horses which attained national
reputations, ne was noiea tor placing Dig
pets, ana, aunougn i"iirrny prosperous, ;
old turfmen remember times when he was
reduced almost to penury. Captain Wll- I
n.m.nn ma. born In Richmond Vs.. and!
was about 84 years old.
Mrs. I.ouvl.n Hnreberdlag.
BLUE - Sn',,) -
Mrs. Louvlsa Borchtrding, a well-known
pioneer woman of Webster county, die! at
her home two miles esst of Blue If til. on
i,.n. . ,,
Sunday, of aliments Incident to old aga.
She waa i3 years of age and has lived here
ovt.T , years. The fur
( uiuruiug at 10 o
neral will be held
sidered dangerous. .
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair Monday and Tuesday.
Temperature ut Omaha Yesterday!
Hour. I)r(. Hour. Dear.
B a. m, . . , , , a.1 1 p, m ......
a. m iUi a p. m 27
T a. m 4 R p. m 27
N a. m Ut 4 p. m 8
O a. m S t n p. m
I a. m (I p. m St"
It a. m 23 T p m SIS
12 m 2(1 K p. ni its
O p. m 2N
CORN SHOW AT MITCHELL
Exposition Will He Accomps pnted by
Lectures on Corn Culture by
MITCHELL, S. D., Dec. I (Special.)
The corn industry In South Dakota, which
has been growing steadily in the past ten
or twelve years, the corn belt area extend-
ing with each succeeding year, win do
given a great Impetus by means of tno
corn show which will be held In this city
December is, 19 and 10. It Is the first of
the kind which has been hold In this sec
Chamberlain and It. C. Warner, Dotn oi
whom are deeply Interested in the farmers'
Institutes under state direction. Both gen
tlemen have taken a strong Interest In
working up the enthusiasm among the
farmers of the state in making an exhibit
and encouraging their attendance at the
show to hear the ocrn lectures which will
be given. These lectures will be given by
lYof. A. N. Hume of the department of
corn of Illinois Agricultural college and
Prof, J. S. Cole of Brookings Agricultural
Realizing that there is a difference In the
corn produced in the various sections of the
state the promoters of the show have
dlvded the state Into three districts the
southern, central and northern so that
each section will compete with corn grown
in the sumo division. A prlie of $100 will be
given each section for the bett corn pro
duced, not to mention the other prizes that
will be awarded by manufacturers of corn
All exhibitors are required to have ten
ears of corn In the contest and they must
be sent to H. C. Warner, Mitchell, on or
befcre December 14. The contest will be
open to all farmers of the state.
GOLD DISCOVERY IN WYOMING
Ore Running f lot to the Ton Found
In Copper Mountain
LANDER, Wyo., Dec. B. (Special.) A
startling gold discovery was made on the
Willlam-Luman mining properties in ths j These resolutions set forth the fact that
Copper Mountain district this week. The it Is the sentiment of the Lead and Central
find was made while excavating for a City miners' unions that the miners em
building foundation, which Is practically i. ployed by the Homestake Mining company
striking ore at the grass roots. A tlility-lare entitled and deserve an eight-hour
two foot lead has opened, four feet if I working day; that the resolutions be tele
whlch Is rich lr gold, the balance being graphed to the board of directors of the
copper. The ore runs over 100 to the ton.
T. G. Smith, manager for the properly.
Is rushing the work of putting in modern
machinery and expects soon to be ship
ping the cro from Shoshonl, ths nearest
railroad station. - -
Judge J. M. BonJne returned this week
from the camp and reports that section
rich In undeveloped fields of ore. He is an
experienced miner and prospector from
Colorado and says that In all his years
I of mining he has never seen such rich
. showins8 from clalms that have BO
I mUe develLpwl. The ,peclmeng of ore
i bought in from Copper Mountain are very
; rlch ,n ld llvcr lead Tne
prospectors of tho new camp are en
thusiastic over the bright future that they
believe Is In store for Copper Mountain.
RAM IMPORTER HEAVILY FINED
E. W. Patrick of Canada Assessed
arSS for Bringing; Diseased An
imals Into Wyoming.
CASPER, Wyo., Dec. . (Special.) Judge
Carpenter yesterday lined E. W. Patrick,
a wealthy Importer of Ilberton, Ontario,
Canada, $72 and costs for Importing bucks
to Wyoming In violation of the import laws,
and for importing diseased sheep. Pat
rick paid up and was discharged. Last
week ho Imported to Casper a carload of
scabby bucks. Ho sold to local flock
masters and attempted to leave the state,
but was captured at Douglas and returned
here. The diseased sheep were treated at
the local yards and there Is little dangor
of the disease spreading.
For several years past shippers of sheep
and bucks to Wyoming hnve disregarded
the laws, but as the state is now free
from disease, the Stnto Board of Sheep
Commissioners, in ordir to put a stoj to the
trafl!c and eliminate the danger of re
Infecting the ranges, will prosecute all
Woman Drives Away Marauder.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb.. Dec. -(Special.)
A young woman and a girl stepped out
of the home of a Mrs. LeFew Friday even
ing and were Immediately accosted In the
yard by a strange man. They gave the
alarm and Mrs. LeFew came out with a
revolver. The trespasser was still there
and ordered the woman to throw up her
hands. Instead she dealt the marauder a
stinging blow In the face with the butt
end of the revolver, knocking him down.
Dodae County Fnrmcrs Meet.
FREMONT. Neb., Dec. .-(Special.) The
Dodge county farmers' Institute held Its
annual session yesterday at the pera hour
At the morning meeting C. G. Marshall of
Lincoln spoke on the "Care of the Homo
Orchard," and C. M. Llewellng of Beaver
Crossing on "Alfalfa Growing." At the
afternoon session the principal sddrees was
by P. E. McKilllp of Humphrey on theBi (nat of Coleman. Coleman, after h.s
; Importance of grading seed. The speaker
, ., . ... .. ....
. chosen president of ths Instituts, C. B.
, NleodeJiius. secretsry, and E. R. Ouraey
G,, l1" ' Bullet Wound,
GRAND ISLAND. Neb.. Dec. ..-(Special.)
- MIss Rachel Engle, who was shot In the
j back by John Hamlin during carnival
week last summer. Is very low and Is not
t expected to live. Ever since the shooting
!'he h" ,'7 lh
line down and recently It became m res-
ary to perform another operation. Ha n!!n
,1s still In Jail. Ho demanded arraignment
. , . , .
' recently and was arraigned on the chirg
of shooting with Intent to kill and was
bound over to the district court, but ths
trial here was continued.
SK EIGHT-HOUR DAY
Employe of Hrmeitake Mine Vote Unan
imously in Favor of Shorter Boors.
RESOLUTION TELEGKAPHED TO DIRECTORS
Board Will Hold a iltetinir in San Fran
oisoo Tuasday Afternoon.
QUESTION OF STRIKE NOT MENTIONED
Order toSnapend Vtork vV ill Require Three
NO DISORDER OF ANV KIND EXPECTED
Report That Company Asked for
Troops to Protect Mine Without
Fonn da Hon Superintendent
Refuses to Talk.
LEAD, S. D., Dec. . (Special Telegram.)
The Joint meeting of the Iead and Central
City miners' unions, composed of employes
of the Homestake mine, met here this aft
ernoon and after a brief discussion voted
to ask for an eight-hour day. The resolu
tion was at once telegraphed to tho board
! of directors, which meits In San Francisco
Tuesday. The question of a strike was
Although the mines have been Idlo all
day long olid the strests have been thronged
with people anxious to learn of the out
come of tho mass convention of the Lead
miners' union, there was not the slightest
1 disorder nor had the police force of the
city been Increased to meet any anticipated
trouble. Those who did not attend the
meeting of the miners stood on the street
corners and watched the boys coast down
the steep hill sides. Very little else waa
talked of by the crowds which congregated
upon tho streets thnn the action to be
taken by the meeting.
Eight-Hour Day Asked For.
Promptly at 2 o'clock the meeting waa
called to order, about 1.300 members of tha
union being In attendance. But little talk
ing was indulged In, the meeting organising
by the election of William Munroe aa chau
man and W. C. Benfer and Hubert Collins
as secretaries. The question then came up
as to whether it was tho sentiment of ths
meeting that an eight-hour duy be asked
for and a rising vote was taken. The ques
tion was curried unanimously, quite a
demonstration following the vote. After
tho vote had been taken, on motion, a com
mittee was appointed to draft resolutions
setting forth the demands of the meeting.
company, which will meet In San Fran
cisco Tuesday. It was further resolved that
a copy of the resolutions be laid before
Superintendent Orler and that he be re
quested to use his Influence with ths board
of directors of. the company to secure the
granting of the demands of ths men. Con-
'u1ng the importance of the questions
, Involved, the meeting was very brief, snd
Strike IHot Dlscnssed.
At tne meeting tnis aiternoon me ques
tion of a strike did not come up and, as
only the mutter of an eight-hour day was
Considered the action taken has no bear
ing on that question. That will be an
after consideration and a matter to bo
settled by the Lead and Central City
unions after a reply to their demands has
been received. Then It will require a three
fourths vote to decide whether It rhall be
a strike. The matter will probably be
laid before the Western Federation of
Miners In the event of the men's demands
not being granted and It will be several
weeks before the question will be voted
on by the unions Involved and then the
ballot taken, according to the bylaws of
the federation, must be secret.
Superintendent Grler was seen by The
Bee representative shortly after the action
of the meeting had been announced and
when asked what would be the probable
outcome of the decision reached by the
men declared that he could not say and
did not wish to be quoted. In fact, re
fused to be interviewed on the subject.
This evening everything Is quiet and
peaceful and the reports that soldiers had
been asked for to protoct the company's
nroriertv la false, ns there la nn n..a..ltw
j fop them he0b fin(1 w, , b
which wsy the vote. If one Is take. Sat
the question of a strike, may go.
Mines Will Resume Today,
Interviews with several ot the prominent
union men have been had by a Bee corre
spondent, and In every Instance they have
declared that the question of a strike has
not been mentioned at any of the union
meetings and that today's proceedings had
not for one of its objects the discussion nf
such a proposition, but merely to endeavor
to secure, if possible, from the manage
ment of the Homestake company an eight
hour day. The mines will resums opera
tions tomorrow ns usual and with the same
men. Everything is quiet and orderly to
night and the Incidents of the afternoon
have apparently been forgutten.
BCDY OF MURDERER FOUND
Jasper Coleman, Convicted Slayer of
Fish Vendor at Dalton, Mo.,
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. Dec. .-Rlatlves
of Jasper Coleman, former city marshal of
Dulton, Sheridan, county, Mo., under sen
tence of twelve years In the penitent! uy
for tho murder of Rufus Cox, a fifth vendor,
on the streets of Dalton last June, jester-
I oiiy Identified the decomposed body taken
; fr0m the Kanuaa river here on June & last
: ral appealed his case to the sui reius
t malning one oay witn nis jatner ne aia-
; appeared. Ills bondsmen sent out descilp-
, tltm, of Hm tni (h8 cfjror(.ri recognizing
I Coleman from the descriptions, tiotllls l
I relatives. The body was accordingly ex
humed and found to be that of Coleman.
Two Men Killed In Quarrel.
ST. LOI'IS. Dec. 9 A special to the Re-
1 pubbo ffo-n Washington. Mo., says: W'al-
j, U1,., ,ry this morning during a o.inrrel
iat the h mie of Iouis Dori .r. J hn Warren,
.'"i4""''1 l'5f r''rV.m'r V.J7 ',h
shooting .i.iped, together with liirlea
mmon. Will B.lrton d Traeey UohUm
all St. Iiuls youths, who were prentmt at
ti e lime of the .Inviting. A quartul ever
alii is said to have beon the cause bf
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