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The Omaha Daily
VOL. XXXVI NO. 151.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 11, IMG-TEN PAGES.
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CRISIS 1N FRANCE
Jf PP,' otb t rroToV Conflict Camel
CfiioiiU Great Uneasiness
1UST ACT AT ONCE OR BACK DOWN
Order Entaila Immediate Initiation of
fioMcntloni in 3.000 Communes.
JOY AMONG THE MILITANT CATHOLICS
Proapeot of Violence Seemingly Hailed
with Delight by Many Churchmen.
SOCIALIST LEADER ON CONDITIONS
Janres Sara Vatlcaa Seems to Have
Decided to Teat the Strength
of the Party of He
FARI8, Deo. 10. The press today
unanimously recognizes lh extienie grav
ity of the religious issue precipitated
toe pope' Intra nsigeaut attitude, and
papers predict a veniaule religious
fare. The govi-i rui .un: s calculations ha.
i ,, t loffialntivri . '
authority may be i.cc.ujry to enable It
to cope with the situation, it having been
decided that attur tomouow religious serv
ices may not be held without a preliminary
declaration under the law of lssl, the
pope's orders entail the Immediate Initia
tion of prosecutions In 3,000 communes and,
logically, the Invasion of churches by the
police for the purpose of pronouncing their
dissolution and expellng the parish priests.
The militant Catholics seemingly hall with
Joy the prospect of violence, which will
compel the closing of the churches, with
the attendant excitement of religious pas
sions. Test of Strength.
M. Juares, the socialist leader, professes
to believe that the Vatican has deliberately
determined to test the strength of the
party of reaction In an effort to overthrow
the republic. The socialist organs gener
ally, however, regard the pope's Instruc
tions as being the result of the govern
ment's weakness In offering any concession
beyond the formation of the cultural as
sociations contemplated under the law of
1906, and declare the government now has
no alternative except to Insist on the re
quired declarations being made or show
the ecclesiastics the door. The conserva
tive papers advise the government to re
main true to Its liberal principles, con
tending that the more the thurch Is In
tolerant and panlcstricken the more author
ity it will need, provided the government
does not lose Its head. The government j
has made preparations to cope with the
situation, but Is keeping them secret, evi
dently waiting to see whether any consid
erable proportion of the clergy will revolt.
The cabinet, however, maintains a reso
lute front. y
. "Political Enterprise."
Instructions to the public- prosecutors
were, telegraphed .broadcast today.
Premlof Clemenceau is quoted' as saying:
'If the church elects to have war It
will have it: but the world will bear wit
ness that the Vatican is like a foreign
power trying to dispute the authority of
the Freeh government."
M. Briand, minister of public worship,
says he thinks the pope yielded to the im
portunities of the ultramontalnes, who are
ever possessed with "the mad idea that out
of disorder and civil war they will emerge
triumphant. The government now does not
face, a revolt of the consciences of French
Cuthollcs, but a , purely -political enter
prise." Cardinal Richard, archbishop of Paris,
announced today that he would leave his
ei oh slnstlcal residence December 12 and
that the clergy here were preparing to leave
their presbyteries, etc., upon demand, add
ing that If they are driven from the
churches they will organize private religi
Cardinal Richard says it Is impossible for
the pope to place religious services on the
plane of public meetings.
Farther Complications Today.
The situation is likely to be further com
plicated tomorrow by the debate in Parlia
ment, when explanations of the govern
ment's Intentions will be demanded.
M. Meutiler, radical republican. Intro
duced a bill in the Chamber of Deputies
toduy providing that all buildings, presby
teries, etc., occupied by ecclesiastics shall
definitely escheat to the state, the depart
ments and the communes upon the enact
ment of the law,
The Journal dea Debats tonight says that
If the government has recourse to violent
measures it will fall into a trap and be I
forced to close the churches.
Reason for Vatican's Chang:.
BOMX Deo. 10. The Osservatore Romano
today published an article, inspired by the
Vatican authorities, enumerating the
reasons for the sudden change ln the atti
tude of the Vatican in regard to the en
forcement of tbe law providing for the
separation of church and state ln France
and criticising all the provisions In Minister
of Publlo Worship Brland's circular. The
paper adds that the minister desired by
insisting on the application of the law
1SX1. to tie a h A to HV t ll I h Cu I h I . I i i- thai.
th. Vatican had Indirectly accepted
cnurcn ana state separation law.
i us iwwvrvmore tcomtno
the question ln which the
are placed by the minister'
tolerably and says that the
lung of ths twentieth century the French
government's unscrupulous arbitrariness
plays with the law and with rights."
"In fact," the paper continues, "tho
circular Is based on the clearest contempt
ot the very law U. Briand says he wishes
to apply. The circular says the churches
may be retained by the clergy for a year
but the presbyteries and other buildings
usi "ym me clergy ir they
do not rent them. The cabinet has woven
WORX PROCEEDS AT LEAD
Ko Evidence f Any Tremble
ICvtdeaee at Any Tremble
Vines and Strike Is
Inis. Uietead of remaining the property of 1 w"' ? PV? "ll,Kie l8'-"-u- ' ersl of the reservations in the northwest ,
the clergy for a year, are now left to the The dc"uoaiu TwiTl be made a. follow.. I have been carried on under reflation, so- I
mayors, who must rent them. The article ' NliNortnd" New' Ttl".ti""c'n s.nr "r'T VJl'nVnZ Tr'r? '
1. entitled "Masked Persecution," and says ; ' i 7Z "'of Indian resvatlo";."- aid n lot- ;
that M. Brland's circular will remain a : Louisville Allania S Me nohls H.Ti ,n the BM ,M'r,lons ha h'" !
memorable document In the history of Lob Atlanta Memphis, tjc) . OUK,v prosecuted during the year with very
modern Trance "showing how at the b'gin- gr.tlfylng remits.
U" , If'e-tn )' hardly anything to wear. The recent cold cAviT suits have been ItmltVi.ed T in ea' An"; i ductd at the next session of Parliament.
-WorK was resumed In the mints this ipell caused great suffering amoug the tlon wlih Ira h. sures embracing a total acre- ' The decision of the government places the
morning after the usual 8uBday lay off. women and children. While the military " V"1 i'1' an'L'2r,'"',"s nave h- i resix.nsibllity c-t killing the bill on the
There ha. been no disorder and aU de- tssuea rations and sugc-ou. a, the poet iHng thl iisi fts?al'Tr "at. nt. were I Houae of Lord,. Minister of Education
partments of the lloiwiestake are running furnish medicines, there is no fund tu Issued and delivered to 4,iVJ7 Indians to Hirrlll outlined in the House of Commons
with full force. Ttwflft setms to be no draw from for clothing and tents, cons,- wt-.oni allotments Imd hen made, and J.m; tl e concesions the government was ti'e
poesiblllty of a strike now aiid UouUe U tjuently the general public has Uk.n up , fc"""' 'r 1'ProveJ. bJ Jhe J' tJ"rt- parf.d to make, but they re toe. lluuWlo
as leutoie evej, the matter to aid iheui , ' (.CyuUnued ou Second I'-vga.) ' ,rf,in a basis of comprumU .
GROWTH OF RURAL ROUTES
Fourth Assistant Postmaster General
Tells of Work of Sew De
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10-In the report
of V. P. DeO-raw, fourth assistant postmas
ter general, he says:
In the fiscal year ended June 80, 1906,
the tenth year In which rural delivery has
been In operation, there has been material
decrease In the demand for the service.
The climax In the development of 'he
rural delivery of mall was reached In the
fiscal year 1004. when the service was In
stalled on 9.447 routes. At that tlftio the
average number of petitions filed per
mnnin was uu. jius average was iiwiii
tnlned during the lineal, year 1 905, but
during the past fiscal year the number of
petitions filed was 4,87, a monthlv aver
age of 390. Of this number, 3,720 were
accepted for Investigation.
The growth of the rural service (Turing
the ten years of Us existence Is shown by
the following table:
tures. $14. MO
rural dellverv was In oneratlon on 35.766
routes. On 233 of these routes service Is
, rformed triweekly. On nearly all of the
cinder the service is dally, as It Is
ry to the policy of the department
V-i'sh rural delivery with service
f- ', -lent than once a day. During
the. ?0 ' "32 new routes were estab
lishes. routes were discontinued,
the nee Aj. for the year In the num
ber of " operation being 8.656.
The decren. tie number of routes es
tablished Is -. to the falling off In the
demand for the service. The number of
petitions pending June 30. 1906, was 3,099.
Since that date 419 petitions have been
accepted and 752 routes established or
ordered established ' here are on hand
awaiting action 825 petition.) favorably
reported, making the net number of peti
tions pending October 1, 1906, 1,968.
ACREAGE OF WINTER WHEAT
Seeded Area Is 31.4WM.OOO Acres, an
Increase of 1.1 Per Cent.
WASHINGTON. Dee. 10. The crop re
porting board of the bureau of statistics of
the Department of Agriculture finds from
the reports of the correspondents and
agents of the burueau, tn conjunction with
Information derived from other sources,
that the estimate made last December of
the area sown to winter wheat In 19K5
should have Indicated 31,312,000 acres, In
stead of 31.341,000 acres; also that last De
cember's estimate of the area sown to
winter rye in llXft should have Indicated
2,100,000 acres. Instead of 1,128,000 acres.
The corrected figures are used as bases
In computing the area sown In each crop
The newly seeded area of winter wheat
la estimated as being 1.1 per cent greater
than the area sown In the fall of 1905,
equivalent to an Increase of 353,000 acres
and a total acreage of 31,663,000. The condl-
tlon of winter wheat on December 1 was
94.1, as-compared with 94.1 on December 1,
1905; 82.9 at the corresponding date In 1904
and a nine-year average of 92.9.
The following table shows for each of the
principal states the percentage of acreage
sown to winter wheat this fall, the average
condition on December 1 and the mean of
the December averages for nine years: -
Percent- CJondl- Nine
age of tion lie- Year
Acreage, cember 1, Ave.
The newlr seeded area of winter rve Is
estimated as being 1.9 per cent less than
the area sown in the fall of 1905, equivalent
to a decrease of 3J.OO0 acres and a total
acreage of 2,061.000. Tha condition of winter
rye on December 1 was 98.1, as compared
with 95.4 on December 1, 1906; 90.5 at the
corresponding date in 1904 and a nine-year
average of 96.8.
The final estimates of the total acreage,
production and farm values of the princi
pal crops for 1906 will be issued on De
RELIEF FOR MONEY
Secretary Shaw Will Deposit Ten
Million In Banks.
WASHINGTON. Dee. 10. Secretary Shaw
had an Interview today with the bankers'
committee now in session In the city and
laler tn the day made the following an-
I have received In the last ten days an
i aim lv brira nnmlwp nt lal Far. trtm
business men representing all sections of
the country complaining ot the extraor
dinary high rates of Interest. I have con
ferred during the same period by letter
or personally with a largo number of bank
IngS bank investments Under the laWS
Year. Carriers. prlatinn.
1897 8.1 $40,000
1898 1 48 60.260
1 899 3:1 150,032
1900 1,276 460.000
1901 4,301 1.760.796
1902 8.466 4,09.075
1903 15.1 10 8. .10. 364
1904 ..24,566 1 2,926.905
1905 32.055 21.116.600
1906 35,666 15,828,300
With the close of the fiscal
eis ttmaou imuugii mo miuin umi imciuie . tney nave no proumuie worn hi noiiie, anu i mlttee In the campaign of 1904, came up ! a memoer oi ine exenange. and there were I M -
west as well as l:i the eat. It seems , to endeavor to earn a living for themselves, v., , , nr)mii. ' j one or more members of said exchance I the rise In the sea from the river Inflow,
that New England has sent millions to the , as white men do, in the opim labor market, 1 ure courl " vp louay. wh), , ( cnnBtltutlon d by,awg w ' ,t . -u.ested but without official sane
south and the manufacturers of cotton ' has been made a prominent feature of In- ! Grand larceny In the first degree Is the ! ln fnrce, confederating and agreeing to- . fu v c, X n . ? ... ,
throughout the south have exhausted the . dlan civilization during the last year. An I charge made by District Attorney Jerome I get her to enforce the entire constitution 1 ' Southern I aeinc. will make
capacity of ocal banks and are trying to ; employment bureau for the purpose of ! HB-Hlnt Mr Perkins who la a memher of ! and bylaws of the Omaha Coal exchange another attempt to dam the runaway river,
borrow elsewhere. There Is no occasion finding Indians who want work and of!"" . t d . ' while he was In the coal business then IMPERIAL Ca Dec 10 -News of the
for alarm, but I believe there Is occasion providing work for those who desire It, was ; ,he firm of J- Morgan & Co. It was , ,ou are ,nstructd hal defendant haS , f, ,k e i' a , . iV i
for relief. Tills I have decided to grant ln established last year In the southwest, shown before the Armstrong Insurance 'been conducting his business in restraint break In the Colorado river has proved a
the following manner: under the care of Charles E. Dagenett, at committee a year ago that Mr. Perkins of trade and In violation of the law of serious blow to the people of the Imperial
i. Ji - i'.'L ;. .a . i , , e" Albuquerque, N. M.. snd the results so far ,d monpv out of hl. own ,,,,, and , this slate, and you should find the defen- valley, who have as yet no plans for the
posltarles in the cities designated below, have been most encouraging. A similar P10 ,ne moncv nul or nl" own runn ana dant guilty as charged In the Indictment ,.-.' rhor win hi ,
to be secured by bonds acceptable for sav- , .frrt I. helm made In tha Brth.t was afterward reimbursed, with interest. 1 rrovidlna- vou fnrti.T.r Ho ,L. ..Tfi" future. There will be no Interruption of
brlt"'JllhJlii??h& dXSfS 2r" 5 b,e lH"a,e? ""'J' T! In: i insurance company by order of President j her elements set forth In this Instruc
"t per cent or tneir aiue, ttese deposits to dlans, 2W) of whom are ot work outside of ,, , . , 'tlon existed and took place in the cltv of
of be returned one-half on January a) and, the reservation on. railroads. Irrigation , McCall. U allace MacFarlane of New York, Omaha, county of Douglas state of Ne
attiie remainder on teburary 1. I will also ditches and on farms or herding sheep. counsel for District Attorney Jerome, made i braska.
thej r0itowlg pVices: "eiiS.d boAds. ex
i ii, iiiwaaituai nl i nA f,..n..ai nr it. 7 ..
interest, at 10L and coupon bonds at 101
UTE INDIANS TO BE CARED FOR
Secretary of War Armas-Ins; to Pro-
Tide for Necessities of the
PIERRE, 6. D.. Dec. 10. (8peclal Tele
gram.) Governor El rod, has received a tel-
egium from Washington stating that
, secretary of war has taken up the case
Meade, and will at once take the necessary
steps to care for all oi them, relieving
state from any necessity of providing
them by donations. ,
la 8TCKGI3. a D.. Dec. 10. (Special Tele
)Mayor Perkins issued a call
Ions of old clothes, boots, shoes
bedding for the destitute I'te Indians near
Fort Meade, the majority of whom k.v.
considers that 1,1 l"r V" iurciiaea m - flhl. The leasing of allotted and mne. "tnat retains was wnat would gen-
parlsh priests ' " w, i"." I "T Z ' ..S""'1!.''11 unellotted lands Is conducted under the , erally be called an accessory before the
s circular is In- , dieted will be icceoled tn lieu there .f ?upe,:',:,," " lVJI.LZV S""' , tct to what would generally be called an
religious build- Not more than l,(w.jo worth, however, ; to "he Indians. I.osrKlng 'onerstlons or i,! ' embezzlement of the New York Life Jn-
INTERIOR DEPARTMENT WORK
Secretary Uitehcock Beperte n treats
During Last Twelve Months.
EUSY TIMES FOR ALL THE EMPLOYES
Land Frauds, Indian Affairs and Irri
gation Knrnlsh Greater Part of
Labor Aside from Ron
WASHINGTON, Deo. lo.-In his annual
report Secretary Hitchcock of the Interlos
There has been no diminution In the vol
ume of work coming into the department
during the period covered by this report.
On the contrary, the past year has been
characterized bv 'an Increase notably so
In the patent office, the geological survey
the reclamallon service, the general land
ofllce and the secretary's office necessi
tating In some Instances the extension or
the hours of labor, as well as an Increase
In the number of employes. The work,
however, I am gratified to be able td state,
has been expeditiously dispatched, and the
public business may be regarded as well
In hand. , ,
The unusual activity In the public land
service referred to In my last annfal re
port has not abated. The prosecution of
all persons conspiring to defraud the gov
ernment of its public lands Is being con
tinued with vigor, as is shown by the ract
that 490 persons have been indicted In the
various land states and territories ,nr the
violation of the public land laws, eighty
nine have been convicted and lnoictments
are still pending against 401.
The zeal with which the officers of this
department and the Department of Justice
are looking Into these matters Is con
stantly' uncovering new cases inm
i,flln In ehnrncter. htlt1t Is the policy
of the administration to continue the'p in
vestigations and prosecutions J'"'u
proper respect for the property ricoi
the government and a regard for the law
are established throughout those sections,
of the country in which such laws apply.
Law Officials Involved.
The importance of our great public do
main to the people cunnot be overesti
mated. It Is to be regretted, however,
that the efforts made to release It from
the grip of its despoilers have been met
by every embarrassment that human in
genuity could devise; powerful Influences
have been concerned and have not hesi
tated to aggressively exert every agency
that could be commanded to weaken the
hand of the law; even local land office
officials have been subservient to such in
fluences, and the punishment imposed by
the courts has, In many cases, been so
conspicuously Inadequate as to entourage
rather than deter violations of the low.
Whether this official stagnation Is due in
any degree to local political influences to
which these officials are more or less in
debted for their commissions and the re
tention of their positions Is not impor
tant to discuss at this time, it being suffi
cient to state that it is a deplorable fact
that such action, or rather Inaction. Is
bringing reproach upon the public service,
besides enhancing the difficulties which
beset the administration in any snorts
that it may make to rescue the public do
main from serious peril.
Law Invites Frand.
It Is not possible for persons and corpo
rations of great Influence and power to
moiuluin lnuiosuies oi me puuiiv mnuo
open disregard oi' a criminal statute with
..7,. six-miruuiriir otuers to do like
wise, and here it may be. properly noted
that reports on file In the department in
dicate that approximately 5uu,wx) acres and
more of the public domain in certain states
and territories are by unlawful means ap
propriated to the exclusiye us of private
interests for private gain.
Until, therefore, the opportunities afforded
fas the fraudulent uiiuuution -of public
lands by the timber and stone act act
of June 8, 1W8, 20 Stat. L., 8i. the desert
land acta tact of March 3, 1H77, 19 Htat. L.,
377, as amended by the act of March 3, lltol,
iS Stat. !-., 1096), and the commutation
clause of the homestead law (section 2301
of the revised statutes, as amended by
section 6 of the act of March 3, ll91, 26
Stat. L., 10i8, and the act of June 3, 1896,
i Stat. L., 197), are removed by the re
peal or modification of those measures,
the government may expect to expend Its
m,.n..v and energy In apprehending and
95 convicting those seeking to defraud it out
S of Its public lanaa.
88 Mv official influence in this matter will
innn terminate, but 1 shall have the corn-
fort In retiring from the public service of
a well rounoea convicuuu mtci. wic v.uun
of the president relative to this class of
lawlessnens will be so rigorous as to enable
my successor to successfully Administer
" Disposal of Land.
There was disposed of during' the fiscal
year ended June 30, 1906, public lands ag
gregating 19,431,187.47 acres, classified as fol
lows: Cash sales, 1,774,341.63; miscellaneous
entries, embracing homesteads, land war
rants, scrip locations, swamp lands, railroad
and. wagon road selections, Indian allot
ments, etc., 17,571.102.53 acres, and Indian
lands. 85,743.31 acres, showing an Increase
of 2,374,la.lX acres as compared with the
aggregate disposals for the preceding fiscal
The total cash receipts during the fiscal
vear from various sources, Including dis
posal, of public land, amounted to te,6J,-
I 477.38. and Indian lands. IW7.632.50; from
depredations on public lands .740.23: from
I deprcdatkins on Indian lands, SMtio.94; from
j safeB of timber, $126; from sales of gov-
i eminent property, 110.543.85, and for fur-
nlshlng copies of records and plats, $S0..'5;
aggregate, 17.685.523.90. an Increase of 567.-
? 2 mpd with the preceding fiscal
With the Indiana.
In the Indian service the policy of In
ducing able-bodied Indians to seek employ-
- ment outside of their reservations, where
Of nntuh.lv t Pll Rldee S TV whura thr.t
.... - . ...
- ! , Till
of llotlnr sgen's being c-onstently at work
Protectlnc the Land.
An average of about seventy-five special
agents of the general land office were em
..r.,.-a.l rl.irlnar tha. vur I., 1 n i ,. .. . ,
alleged fraudulent land entries, and other -
wise in prott-ctlng the public lands from
IliiiDer irespam or meg! appropriation.
On July 1, 1W5, thoie were M.jui entries
ana nungs awaiung reports noni special
agents or action upon reports already re
ceived or hearings had under such reports.
inuring ine mat year mere were re-
the celved 8.517 entries and filings reuulrW in
veuilgation. of the total number, 2.'J70
and otherwise disposed of. leaving 18.141
the entries ana wings penaing June 30. 1.
for ceUatlon '"iZwtZ Jf&Jlg
reports, and 400 bearings were ordered on
- ' such report.
for ."tlon'to the ' d.mltTerencunied 'in
and curing the conviction of 'persons in v..
braska guilty of the unlawful Inclosure of
public, lands. There has been no cessation
BROWN'S CONDITION CRITICAL
Former Senator Who Was Shot by
Woman Una rrnrtlcnlly N"
Thance of Recovery.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10. The life of for
mer t:nltcd States Senator Brown of I'tah.
who was shot by Mrs. Anna M. Bradley In
his hotel apartments Snturday afternoon.
Is hanging by a mere thread. Little hope
for his recovery Is held out by attendants
at the Emergency hospital, but his phy
sician. Dr. W. P. Carr, still has one hope
that his patient may survive. Senator
Brown's temperature reached 104 tonight
and. according to his friends, ho Is steadily ,
Mrs. Hradlcy spent anotner resile, .y
In her cell at the house of detention and
her only thought seems to be for the man
wnom sne snoi aown. one vs u.uc-. ,
tereeted In the report today that Mrs.
nnio Aaams o rM.iauc.piua n.u.,.. . ...
,iauuH Attains, lite actress, naci arnvru m
Washington and had made an effort to see
Senator Brown at the hospital. She urged
the matron to send for Mrs. Adams, de
claring that It was important that sho
see her at once.
iactqtntit T 1 1 a t rH Attnrnov ("1 1 1-o n tnrlnv
announced that "If Senator Brown Is still tl'tenlng for an hour and ten minutes to
alive tomorrow I shall Issue information ,,,e reading of tho Instructions of Judge
against Mrs. Bradley for assault with In- Su,ton- Tho Instructions are probably the
tent to kill and sho will be given a pre- ,nos,t voluminous ever read to a Jury in a
Hmtnary hearing In police court at once. .Douglas county court. Judge Sutton corn
In the event of his (Senator Brown's) """need reading them at 9 o'clock, and it
death murder will be charged." 1 wa Just 10:10 whpn ho read the last sen-
A. E. Lck1e. counsel for Mrs. Bradley. tence and 8ve them over to the Jury. The
.. .. .. . . ,,.
says mat ne was retninca oy ueorge vv.
Bnrtch, former clUef Justice of the su- ,
preme court of Utah, and John L. B igley, j
former attorney general of Idaho, personal i
friends of Mrs. Bradley. ;
SALT LAKE CITY. Dec. 10,-Frlend. In ;
Dan. je city oi jirs. Anna i. itrauiey,
who on Saturdny in Wnhlngton shot
former Senator Arthur Brown, have re-
tamed tne local firm of Bartcn & llagley to , iour lawyers connnea nimscn to an nour. ; the president proferred his profound con
assist In the preparation of her ease. i The only Incident of unusual Interest dur- ' gratulations "on this well merited recoinl-
Dr. A. A. Hoover, superintendent of
Idaho's asylum for the Insane at Blackfoo'., ! Attorney W. J. Connell and County At- policy." lie asked that In compliance wilh
has ben employed and wilt go to Wash- tomey Slabaugh. Mr. Connell, In his re- the request made by the Norwegian mln
lngton to examine Mrs. Bradley and deter- marks, pointed out the coal exchange had Bter 0f roelgr. affairs, and If agreeable to
mine her mental condition. Dr. Hoover , been In existence since 1903. the president, he be delegated to receive
Is an alienist of note. j
A local paper today says that before Mrs. I
Bradley left here for Wsshlngton she found
in Senator Brown's house letters written ,
to him by another woman. These letters,
It Is stated, Indicated that Brown and the
other woman were planning to meet In
New York at the termination of Mr.
Brown's legal engagement In Washington.
SHEA WRITES TO ROOSEVELT
Teamsters' Leader Wants Report of
Talk with President to Use
In His Defense,
CHICAGO, Dec. 10. President Roosevelt
has been called upon to assist the defense
In the Shea cose and Mayor Edward F.
Dunne will be subpoenaed as a witness In
behalf of Cornelius P. Shea and his co-
defendants when the state has finished the
presentation of Its evidence against them
for alleged conspiracy in the teamsters'
strike last summer. The president has been
brought Into the case by a letter addressed
to mm ty tnea touay,i-"eeaiung to mm ine
interview he had In Chicago . wlla a com
mittee representing "the striking teamsters
in May, 1905. Shea was the spokesman
of the committee and requests President
Kooscveit to rorwara to mm a transcript
Siitlon. which was taken down for tho ;
presldent by a stenographer, explaining that
It Is desired to use It in the defense. The Instructions of Court.
committee presented to President Roosevelt The tw0 instructions which bore most
at the conference a memorial from the ! directly on the points at Issue were the
Chicago Federation of Labor, protesting i olles relating to the constitution and by
against the bringing of troops to Chicago. laws, and were as follows:
Mayor Dunne Is expected bv the defense i are Instructed that article xli of
to testify to conferences In which Shea, and ',?,,,!'"nf "l"11?," ? tlle, ,mnha ,caI
. . change. Is In Itself a violation of the law
other defendants urged him to force ar- j 0f this state; and If you nnd from the
bit rat Ion of the strike. ! evidence, beyond a reasonable doubt, that
No session was held In the Shea trial ' article xll of said constitution of said ex
j .u i change was in force nt anv time between
during the morning because of the Illness Juiy h and tho 14th day of September.
of a Juror. The hearing, however, was re- 1 llnti, and that during that perlodfl or at
sumed In the afternoon. Claude B. Booler ' nnv, tlme during that period, the defendant
of New York testified that he deelnrert and "ne or more of ,,,e defendants In this
or nuvr rone lesunea tnat ne declared rHMe wt.re memher8 of Bad exchange, and
that the Garment Workers employed In ; that they unlawfully, wilfully, purposely
the shops of Montgomery Ward A Co., in ' ttm' intentionally conspired or agreed iJ
whosn aid the teamsters cnlled thnlr ctrllro 1 lfuh-nr to curry out the terms of suld sec
wnose am tne teamsters called their Mrlke, ( Uon of tlie constitutlon In the city of
had walked out of the plant of Ward Omaha, county of Douglas, state of Ne-
Co. without giving any reason for their
action, and that they had no contract
with the firm.
GEORGE W. PERKINS ON TRIAL
Former Vice President of New York
Life Arralsrned on Charge of
ALBANY. N. Y.. Dec. 10,-The criminal
charge against George W. Perkins, as vice
president of the New York Life Insurance
company, in connection with the payment
of tlS.702 to the republican national com-
nt tho funa nf tlta. Van V-V t If.
the rSnt for th PP'-
i We ahal1 con,eni1' M Mr. MacFar-
Former Justice William N. Cohen and
Twln L. Delafleld anneArtvl In hon!? tf i
Mr. Perkins. Judge Cohen declared that
the essential elements of embezzlement was
lacklng and that the records of the case
disclosed nothing from which It could be
Inferred that any act was animated by
, anything but a rightful Intent.
BILL IS DEAD
Oovernment Rejects All
Amendments Made by Lords and
Will Prepare Kew Measure.
I3NDON, Dec. 10. The unexpected dec!
.of the cabinet to reject en bloc the
amendments to the educational bill made
in the House of Lords, which came as a
complete surprise to most of the member,
of the house and which Indicates that the
i nonconformist influence was too strops- for
overnment to withstand, seal, the fat.
of the bill. Any compromise Is now re-
. gardad as hopeless, the bill certainly will
v.. A Hn(t - n,w v.ni wm i,,.,
JURY HAS THE COAL CASE
TweWe !en Now Feo'dine Whether Fuel
Trust Pubis in Omaha.
LAWYERS FINISH ARGUMENT LAST NIGHT
A. Snnderland Is Next Member of
Alleged Combine to Be Tried,
Hearing; Set for Wednea-
Tho nu(,tlon of wi,ether or not the Omaha
(Coal exchange Is organized In violation of
the at,. laws of the wag But)mlt-
tp(, tQ R Jury of twplve mpn at lo.,0 ,a8t
nJ(.ht at ,he coae of he tra, Qf BnmU6, R
jU)welIi rcsi(jent llf tho exchange, char8ed
with being a member of an unlawful dm-
bmU,on The tr,ft, ,nfite(1 gevpn fu ya,
Including three nlglit sessions, and has
been marked by clashes among the at
torneys and between the court and the at-
' torncys, so bitterly was the case fought
I between the contending sides.
The Jury flld out ot the court room after
Inltar Mt i i , f nrwm tn erhn ftrA nf Unlllff.
- ... v .
KIrkendall and Fields.
This morning, by agreement of counsel. ;
the court will take up the case of J. A.
Sunderland, charged on the same Indict-
snent with Mr Howe... I
" twBu"-"i - ovc-upiu
all of the afternoon session and until 9 '
o'clock at night. By consent each of the
lng the argument was a final clnsh between
"Why wait until Just before a general
election" he started to sny, but he was
stopped by the court and by County At-
torney Slabaugh, who Jumped to his feet
with his face lived with anger.
Final Clnsh of Connsel,
"That statement Is a reflection upon this
court which called the grand Jury and upon White House:
the sixteen good and true men who sat upon ! The amount of the Nobel peaoe prize will
the rranrf inrv hemM conveyed by the president to trustees,
tne grand jur. he said. ! tQ hp by (hom usod n, thp fourdat(n of a
"Mr. Ccnncll," said Judge Sutton, also i fund the Income of which shall be expended
with some show of heat, "the court will i for bringing together In conference at
deal with vou when this case Is over " Washington, especially during th sessions
aeai wim you wnen tnis case is over. of conKrwB representatives of labor and
The first section of the Instructions relat- capital for the purpose of discussing In-
ing to the nine counts of the Indictment dustrial problems, with the view of arrlv-
reaulred lust a half hour to read Then ln 8t a ,'ter understanding between em
requirea just a nj.it nour to read, men rloyrra and employes, and thus promoting
.no ujuu muiiiwru iiuu a uiouuBaioii ui mo
law of the case,
The Jury was Instructed to limit Its con-
slderatlon of the evidence to the period of
time between July 1, 1906, and September
1 14, 1906. This Is because the Junkin law,
) under .which the Indictment was brought,
1 went into effect on the first date and the
1 indictment names the second date as the
time when the offenses were committed,
The Jury was directed It is not necessary
for the. st-te to establish that the- sole-;
and only purpose of the existence of the
Omaha Coal exchange was to prevent com
petition or to do business In restraint of
. trad(5i and even though many lawful abuses
; , lh. .,. -p.j tKi.
l would not excuse the defendant In vlb-
luting the law In restraint of trade.
uruKa, men you are instructed that the
defendant has been carrying on his busi
ness In restraint of trade, and In violation
of the laws of the state of Nebraska, an I
you should convict him of the crime set
forth In the Indictment.
You are Instructed that the constitution
and byluws of the Omaha Coal exchange,
taken as a whole, are in violation of the
laws of the state of Nebraska, and If you
lind from the evidence, beyond a reasonable
doubt, that the entire cnostltutlon and bv
laws, which have been offered and read in
evlrtinc In this case, was In force and
, . ff UI ' I I . fan II LI , V, . .. lln,'..r..l ... .. .
! r ln((re ()f the men hers of XiH ' , i
, was concerned, while acting together at
! ""V time between July 1, 1!6, snd the 14th
bylaws of said exchange was in f
' nlmnva hail lla crlalanna Ir, 1 .t... --
Article xll referred to In the Instruction
l Is the article relating to soliciting.
Howell Pleads Igrnorancc. ,
Ignorancn of some of the acts of the
j Coal exchange and the board of directors,
of which he was president, was set up by
I Samuel E. Howell as a defense when he
! totk the stand in his own behalf ln the
; Rllf''re1 Coa' trust trial before Judge Sutton
I or ln aistnct court Monday.
Mr. Howell testified he did not know any
fines had been assessed against members
of the exchange for violating the provision
against soliciting or maintaining sub
agencies since April 23, 19i'5, and that he
did not know anything about the Issuing
of the two price lists which have been lr.-
troduced In evidence until after they had
..... au o.Kiiru ljio viivtn
and vouchers which paid for the printing
of the lists by saying he did not know
what the vouchers related to. This,
coupled with sweeping denials he had ever
done anything or aided ln doing anything
with Intent to fix prices or hamper com
petition, constituted the important part of
Connell Has Blew Complaint.
Before court convened In the morning
Attorney W. J. Connell presented Judge
Button with a, marked copy of an evening
paper containing the statement alleged to
have lieen made by R. L. Metcalfe regard
ing his connection with the revision of the
constitution In 19U3 and asked that the
article be included with the other articles
already referred to as basis for a cjn
tcoipt complaint which Mr. Connell has
(CxmUiiuud ou Bovoi.d l'atgo.)
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fnlr end Warmer Tnrsriny. Wednes
day Rain or Snow and Colder,
Temprrntnre nt Omnha Yesterdnyi
Hoar. Hcsr. Ilonr. lJesc
R n. m 121 1 i. m 2
n n. m V it p. m ST
T n. m Ill .1 p. m -
H a. m..T... 11 4 p. m '
ft n. m IS n p. m 211
lot. m in p. in ltd
II a. m ito 7 p. m HA
11S m 1 H p. in lit
O p. m an
LAST WEEK OF REVIVAL.
Y. W. C. A. Rooms, 12i15 to 1,
Auditorium, 3 p. tn., nr. Torrry,
"The Hnpllsm of the Holy Spirit."
Y. W. C. A. Rooms, T p. n . Rev.
W. 8 Jnrohy, Personal Work.
Andltorlnm, 7i:iO p. nt., Mr. Rat
Irr will sing and Mr. Torrey will
NOBEL PRIZE FOR ROOSEVELT
Executive Will lie It tn Found Fnnd
to Promote Industrial
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10. C. Hauge, the
minister from Norway, today called at the
White House Mid Informed
Roosevelt that the Norwegian Storthing
. . - . . . , ... , ; :
nna conierrea on mm me i"oei pcacn i
A message to tho same effect came from
Mr. I.ovelnnd, the chairman of the Nobel
committee, who conveyed to the president
hearty good wishes and an expression of I
his esteem. .
united Stntes Minister 1'eiree at i nns-
tla.nla. had been told of tho action of the
committee on December 1, and In ndvLilng !
lon of your great and wise International
1 the diploma, medal and prize. The amount
: c( money represented In the prize Is 13S,o36
'crowns, or $37,1:'7.(K.
The following statement governing the
proposed disposition of the prize money,
which Is said to be tentative and subject to
change as regards details, was made at the
CHKld'f lAiIA, Norway, Dec. 10. The
Norwegian Parliament has conferred the
Nobel peace prize upon . President Roose
velt. The Nobel peace prize Is awarded to
President Roosevelt In recognition of his
services in ending the Russo-Japanese war.
Candidates for this distinction must be
proposed by legislative bodies, peace
organizations or universities. It Is under-
stood- tbal the president's sponsors were
1 ""..' presment ot
Chicago university; Prof. Baldwin of the.
University of Munich, and the faculty of
Georgetown university, Washington.
The peace prize wen', last year to
Baroness von Sultner of Vienna and In
previous years to W. H. Creemer, M. P. of
England; Prof. De Martens of Russia nnd
Henri Dunant, founder of the Red Cross.
The Nobel peace prize Is part of a
fortune left by Dr. Albert Burn!de Nobel,
the Swedish scientist, who died In 1R9G. By
his will a large portion of his fortune was
devoted to five annual prizes, each esti
mated at about HO.OfO. They were awarded
for the most Important discoveries In
physics, chemistry, physiology or medicines,
for the most distinguished work of an
Idealistic tendency In the field of literature
and for the best effort toward the fra
ternity of nations- and the promotion of
peace. The last named is awarded by the
Norwelgan parliament. The others are
awarded by Institutions at Stockholm.
COLORADO LEVEE IS BROKEN
A urn In Pouring; Into
Sea In I'nln terrnpted
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10. Telegraphic ad
vices today from Yuma to General Su
perintendent R. H. Ingram of the South
ern Pacific stated that the Colorado levee
wus completely beaten down and that the
flood waters were pouring uninterruptedly
Into Salton sink. The railroad officials
have determined upon no definite plan of
action. It Is likely that they will hegln
the building of another spur of track along
farmlng or other business here for many
months, even though the break In the
river Is not closed. The reople can only
await the action of the Southern Paclflc
railroad or possibly the federal government.
There Is no farming land near the Salton
sea and no fear of Inundation of any farms
for a long time, probably a year, but un
less Immediate action Is taken to effect
a close of tlie break In the river It Is only
a question of time when all of the Imperial
and Coachllla valleys will be Inundated.
PREACHER SHOT BY DAUGHTER
Rct. John McAtee of Philadelphia
Attacks Wife and Girl Comes
to Her Defense.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 10 Miss Mary
McAtee today shot and probably fatally
wounded her father. Rev. John Qulncy
I McAtee, at their home here. The shooting,
quarrel between nev. air. aicAiee ana nis
wife ln which the minister, It Is asserted,
was trying to throw Mrs. McAtee down tin
cellar stairs. The daughter, who was ln
the upper portion of the house, rushed
down stairs with a small revolver ln her
hand and fired three shots at her father.
one of the bullets penetrating the brain.
Mrs McAtee and the daughter told the
,.,.. .h-. h. hn.hml nrt f:.ih h.il
been drinking lately and had been quanvl
Isome and caused them much trouble. A
j short time ago, the daughter said, lie had
I choked her and tried to throw her over a
China lirjerla Volunteers.
PEKIN. lt-c. 10. The medical and other
tests for recruits are so strict this year
that out of ,uoj men wishing to Join ths
v'.,ni...rn army, recruiting for which began
jDuCvinbur only 4m cr acuejlod.
SEW WATER PLANT
Omaha Water Bjarl rotermitud to Bat
Its Owe Arraneemtnts.
RADICAL ACTION TAKEN BY ADVICE
Attorney Wricrht Tells What to Tt In
Fe;ard to Furchass.
CHOICE MADE BY CITY COUNCIL REJECTED
Ordinance Providing for Furchaee ia
Eetoinded by Etsolntion.
WATER COMPANY WILL BE OUSTED
Howell, Cong don and Hippie Snme
to Trepare Pinna nnd Estimates
for Construction of Plant
to Serve Omaha.
Tho Omaha Water board last evening
took tho most decided step since the crea
tion of the board by rescinding ordlnunc
No. 5.U12. providing for tho purchase of
the plant of tho Omaha Water company.
' .......!.. I , ....... ...I , tnA .,f Ihrn. m.
,,.. i .nS
' , .. ' '
water works by the city this ac
ron.., iatinir in the opinion ot AN
,or c c Wright, for the water board,
hg removat of the' pipes of the Omaha
. . rnmnanv Tlli. .ten was tsken by
,,,,., ,h- mmi,, KnA their
,, . . ,i,i ., ,m,k
pvl,jpnce The decision of the board that
the city should construct Its own water
system came In the form of a resolution
Heawn Viv. IH.ifnnv Wrlirht l i m llt'T Tt.
. noweu moved tne resolution ne auopiea,
Mr. Coad seconded the motion and a roll
call showed nn unanimous vote In the
affirmative. All the members were present.
The entire session lasted about half an
hour, and was but an official sanction of
what the members had agreed on doing.
Secretary Koenlg read a communication
from Attorney Wright, who said ho did
not consider It wise that the wnter board
should proceed ln a court of equity to de
termine the value of the water plant' in
Omaha, but advised the course which th
board adopted through the resolution.
Attorney Wright's Opinion.
Mr. Wright's . communication reads:
OMAHA. Dee. 10 To the Water Board
of the Ciiy of maha: Tho recent bursting
of the mains of the Omnha Water company
emphasizes the necessity of your board
making a definite announcement of Its
policy In reference to the acquisition of
the water works. With this in view I de
sire to make the following suggestions and
recom men da t Ions :
On March 2, 111.1, the city council passed
an ordinance electing and d"termlnlng to
purchase the works constructed under au
thority of prior ordinances of the city.
More than three vcars were consumed In
an Attempt to secure an estimate of value
under the terms of said contract and elec
tion. On July 7, 196, more than three
years thereafter, a disagreement was had.
so that no valuation was fixed, by the throe
engineers sele-ted to make the vnluatlon.
lulling this-wriole proceeding the Omaha
Water company refused to recognlxe the
rle-ht of the city to purchase that portion
of Its property which was necessary for the
purpose of supplying tbe city of Omaha
only, hut Insisted and still Insists that the
cltv must purchase all of the works ln out
In view of the disagreement of the ap
prulseis, the Water board, cm . or about
Julv 11, called tinon thf water com
pany to appoint another enulnecr. to the
end that a valuation mltrht be had under
the terms of tho contract between the cltr
anil the Omaha Wnter company, but the
water company has refused to proceed with
an nppraispmcnt. A I have hitherto ad
vised you, I nm convinced that the estimate
bv two engineers Is not nn appraisement
under the contract, nnd there r-malns to
this hoard, under the circumstances, prac
tically one of two courses. The first would
be imply to a court of eq-iity and to proceed
bv its own methods to determine the value
of the Omaha Water company's plant
within the city of Omaha nnd necessary
and appurtenant thereto, and to compel a
specific: performance of Its contract to sell
the same to the cltv. For various reasons.
which I have state to the hoard orally, I
do not deem such course advisable.
Abrogation of Contrnrt Adrlsed.
The board, however, has the option of
adopting another course, viz.. to rescind
the election to purchase at this time under
the contract, which I think It would be
justified and sustained In doing, because of
the insistence of the water company that
It w'll not sill to the city of Omaha anv
portion of Its works unless It shall purchase
that portion lying within South Omaha and
ln other adjoining municipalities, and enn
Btructed under separate franchise ordi
nances, and because of the lonr period
which has elapsed since the election to
purchase, and the changed conditions, and
because of the failure and refusal of the
water company to now proceed In accord
ance with the terms of the contract to
srcitre an estimate "f value by three engi
neers This course I strom-'ly recommend,
and I tl lnk it should be adopted without
hc'ts'tlon or delay.
When this Is done T think your bonrd
shov.ld proceed irricdlrtcly to seeure plane
nnd estimate for the construction of a
water plant fcr the r irpose of supplying
the cltv of Omaha with water. lTndr the
decision of Judge S-inboin. In the water
rate case. It is held that the terms of the
ordinance giving the rlpht ot the wafe
company to ocrupy the streets of the city
nnd to charge rates therein named, 1
I'mlted by the prlod of the hvdrnnt rental
contract, and will expire on September 4.
1111'. At that time, therefore, the board will
have the right to order the water comnanr
to remove Its mains from the streets of the
cltr snd I think th board should be In
condition to construct a plant of Its own,
unless the water company Is willing to sell
Its works for some reasonable finure. The
position of the Omaha Water cotnnsnv ha
been so extravagant unl ttnrea' mjme tnat
there scms little likelihood Its msklnj
any reasonable adjustment iY f matter.
Cost of New I"-, nt.
I sm Informed bv responsible engineers
that in equally elllclent system of water
works for the illy, which can be much
more economically maintained than tho
present plant of the Pmihi Water com
pany, can be constructed for very mudi
less' than ll.omimii, and unless tlie Omah.-v
Water company is wlPing to take a reason,
able price for Us works I think It is the
duty of this board to secure definite plane
and est'matefl .md submit to the electors
nt this city tho proposition to en't a water
plant for and rm behalf of the city. To
this end I submit to you herewith a resolu.
tlon for the rescission of the election tn
purchase nnd also a resolution directing
the securing of plans anil estimates for th
construction of an independent water plant.
i v most bear ln niiini that this does not
j contemplate the maintenance of a dual
removal of the p!p s by the present com
pany. Very respcctrully,
V C. C. WRIGHT.
Resolution Adopted by Hoard.
The resolution adopted by tha Water
hereas, l.nner ana in accovuance wim
'the terms of B-cili n 14 of Ordlnarcv No.
,,f n, cltv of Oniuha. ami the ami-nda
tory ordinances thereof, the city couin II of
.tlie city of Omaha, then having authority
tnil torlsillctlon in said matter, did, on he
Id day of March, 11 .1. pass an ordinance
known as Ordinance No. 51ti:i. being enti
tled: "An crduuuice declaring that it Is
necessary and t-xj edi. nt for the city of
Omaha to purchase the system of wat-r
works operated by the Omaha Wuter ran.
pany, and providing for notification to the
Waler board and to said walrr company
to each select one eiigii w as all ui. plainer
to ascertain the valuation of finl water
works plant, " whereby the sulil city of
Omaha elected and ilciermlned t" purchase
the water w rk of th- Omaha Waler com
pany, winch were co! i4ln.cn- i und T snd by
vlitae of the turuu, f Oidinuiive INv. ii)
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