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VOL. XXXVI -NO. 155.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 15, 1 DOG SIXTEEN PAGES.
SINGLE COrV THREE CENTS.
HOWE GETS THE PLACE
Taddock'i domination as Booth Omaha
Foitmaiter Eaid to Be liintaka.
CONGRESSMAN KENNEDY HAS BEEN BUSY
Tint KoTe Was to Get tho Senators to
Belay Paddook'i Confirmation.
BIG IMPR0VEMEN1 FOR fORT OMAHA
thief of Binal Corps Aika Ooneress. for
Two Hundred Thousand Dollars.
HOPES TO MAKE IT MODEL OF ITS KIND
. Jfehraska. CoxrMimrm AH Vate No
BUI t (ufmu tha Salary of
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. D 14.-(Bpclal Tele
gram.) Representative Kennedy hss Just
been Informed at the Postoffice departuwnt
that tho nomination of a K. Paddock to
be postmaster at South Omaha will be
withdrawn and the name ot E U Howe
sent to the senate.
It Is stated at the department that Mr.
paddock's nomination was a mistake. The
wonder la. however, how Mr. nouu.
name ever came to bo considered.
Representative Kennedy wrote Senator
Millard and Burkett this morning- request
ing them to withhold action on the nomina
tion of Mr. Paddock until the matter could
be Investigated. Mr. Kennedy has been
persistently and continuously at work
since the name ot Mr. Paddock was sent
to the senate.
Nothing new developed during the after
noon so' far aa the South Omaha poot
masterslilp Is concerned, Mr. Kennedy rely
ing on the information he reoulved today
from the Poototlloe department, tout Mr.
paddock', name would be withdrawn, prob
ably, on Monday. Congressman
believes that the representatives tf the
poetofflee department spoke with auhority.
and he will await the action of the depart
ment unUl early In the week, when If the
name la not withdrawn at the instance of
the ptestdent, he will personally call on
the chief executive and. if possible. secure
the withdrawal of the name, or else ascer
tain the factors entering Into Paddock s ap
pointment. Improve meats ut Fort Omaha.
Bemator Millard this morning hnd an ex
tended Interview with Brigadier Genial
James Allen, chief of Blgnal officers, relative
to affairs at Fort Omaha. Oeneral Allen
has In contemplation plans which will call
itor the expemllturo of something like 1200.-
000 for further improvement ui
staUon at Fort Omaha, and It Is the hope
of the head of the Blgnal office, as well aa
Senator Millard, to secure such an addi
tional appropriation at this session of con
gress aa to make this signal post tho great
est In tha world. The government ha ap
propriated $400,000 for this signal station,
and at least MM more Is to be asked for
, at this session to bring the post up , to tha
very highest standard of perfection. Sen
ator Millar will co-operate and endorse
any recommendations officials of the War
department suggest regarding further Im
provement of Fort Omaha.
Protest Ar.alnst Woodhurat.
, rr.nreman Pollard has received an ex-
ceedlngly strong letter from one of the
w.iirw attorneys In North Platte protest
ing against the appointment of W. I. C.
Woodhurst as receiver of the land offlce at
that plaoe. Mr. Pollard's correspondent
ays the appointment will be very obnox
ious to nearly all of the republicans of Lin
coln county and that. If appointed. It will
tar toward defeating the republican
ticket In that county next fall. Telegrams
to thtB effect have been sent to ixmgress
mn tflnkald and Senator Burkett.
..Tk. of North Platte," says tha
attorney above mentioned, "hope for
square deal In the appointments."
Keuraskans Aaalnst Salary Grab.
t ii.i.iv fter casting his vote
..m.i the amendment to the legislative
exs'-itive and Judicial appropriation bill
.r..UHir the salaries of senators and
members of congress, and which, by the
way, every member of the Nebraska dele
gation voted against, Mr. Kennedy left the
house to Uke depositions In this city In
the case of John Rldout and others, re
ceivers of the Capital Savings bank
against Major John K. Lynch, paymaster
of the United States army, now stationed
Omaha. This oase grows out of the
time when Lynch was president and at
torney for the Capital Savings bank of this
city. He sued on notes which he alleged"
war given as memoranda on advances
made to the law firm of Lynch Ten-Ill
for legal services rendered the bank. The
action Is pending In the district court of
Congressman Pollard today recommended
the re-appolntment of Valentin Zlnk as
postmaster at Sterling. Johnson county,
for Postal Employes.
As a result of continued pounding at
the doors of the committee on postofflcea
and post roads It was ascertained today
that In all probability the house committee
would renort the bill raising the salaries
of city and rural earners ri00 per year each.
with a corresponding raise to clerks in me
city offices. While no definite action has
been taken along this line the consensus
of opinion among members, as expressed
around the conference table. Is that this
Increase would satisfy the clamor for an
advanoe In salaries paid the rural and city
Minor Matters at Capital.
Colonel W. F. I'ji'.y of Cody, Wyo., and
je. h. Jackm of umaha are at the New
postmasters appointed: Nebraska, Mc
Lean, Pierce county, Henry F. Krugman
Ice I Q- Tomllnson. removed. Iowa,
Band Springs. Delaware county, William
J. Gelvin vies B. D. Garllnghouse, re
V iv oved.
SuUth Dakota postofhees established:
Murlettu, Stanley county. Clarence O. Nash,
r i-siniaster: Wemlte, Hughes county, Her
ltrt L. Wlggam. postmaster.
Kural routes have been ordered estab
lished as follows: January 3 South
lukot8. Tabor. Bonhomme county, route S;
population, SSo; families, ntn-ty-nve. Feb
ruary 16: Nebraska. Sumner, Dawson
county, route 1; population. 4T0; families,
eighty. South Dakota. Alpena, Jerauld
f county, route J; population. ta; families.
Rural carriers spp'-rfnted : Iowa, Ackley,
route 1, John E. rV.iu;-rar, carrier; Engel
hardt, substitute. Cainrll. route I. Charles
JC Roberts, carrier; Mint RoMfti, substi
luta Chelsea, rou.a a. George S. Hill, car
rier; Pearl Hall, substitute. 1-aurens, routs
1 Nurval Workman, carrier; Hsv. Me-
':&uel sa Baiid a)
MEXICAN RAILWAY MERGER
Practically All Uses Transferred to
u Corporatloa Controlled by
CITT OF MEXICO, Dee. 14. The details
of tho railway merger by which the Mex
ican government takes control ot all of the
Important lines In the republic are now
By tho terms of tho contract the govern
ment secures absolute control of the Mex
ican Central, the National, the Interna
tional, the Interoceanic and the Hidalgo &
Northwestern all of which will be merged
Into one great railroad system. The gov
ernment also comes Into control of the
Texas-Mexican, a railroad at Ired, Tex.,
which Is owned by the National. The mile
age of the system will, with extensions
which are rapidly ncaring completion, ag
gregate approximately 10,000 miles.
The Tehuantepec National and Vera Cri
st Pacific, two other railroads controlled by
the government will continue to be oper
ated aa Independent companies.
A Mexican company, of which a majority
of the stock will be held by tho Mexican
government, will be organized, with head
quarters In Mexico City. The company will
Issue Its securities In exchange for the
securities outstanding of tho two companies
and the new company will acquire all the
physical property and concessions held by
the old companies. It Is contemplated to
create a board of twenty-one directors, to
be divided Into a general bonxd. which will
reside In Mexico and a local board with
headquarters In New York. The board In
Mexico will consist of twelve, members and
the New York board of nine.
CLERICALS TOO POWERFUL
Kaiser Desires to Show Party that
lie Can Run German
BERLIN, Dec. 14. Emperor William
lunched with Prince von Buelow at the
chancellor's palace today and, presumably,
they discussed the political situation
brought about by the dissolution of Par
liament. The emperor and chancellor have
been In complete accord throughout In the
treatment of colonial questions and In a
desire to relieve the government from de
pendence on the clerical party.
This. It appears, will be as much an Issue
at the coming elections as the question of
the retention or abandonment of the Ger
man colonies. The imperial government
and the Vatican have gotten along Talrly
well since the beginning of the late Prince
von Hohenlohe's chancellorship, but tha
critical attitude of the center or clerical
party of recent years has been annoying
to administrative and court circles. It la
not Intended to completely break with the
members of the center party, but only to
show them that they are not Indlspensible.
The leaders of all the party groups and
many of their followers held caucus In
the committee rooms ot the Reichstag
It is reported that the elections will ba
held January 20 and that the new Reich
stag will assemble February 7, but nothing
appears to have definitely been decided by
KING OSCAR IS, BETTER
Swedish Holer Passes a ialet Hlaat
and Condition Shows Some
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 14. King
Oscar's condition today shows considerable
Improvement. Toward noon the following
official bulletin was Issued:
King Oscar passed a quiet night; he slept
six hours, only coughed a little and his
temperature this morning was iuu. r-anren-helt.
Ills pulse Is still irregular, but th'.-re
is no Increase of phlegm In the lungs. The
patient's general condition Is fauly satis
factory. . M
Crown irince uusxai arnvca nero uuasy
from Berlin and assumed the Regency,
which he will hold during his father s Ill
ness. Today's official bulletin had the effect of
reassuring the public but the hopefulness
It created was somewhat shaken when It
leaked out in the course of the afternoon
that camphor and digitalis had been freely
used In the treatment of the patient. The
Impression Is gaining ground that the
king's condition Is much more serious than
represwnted by the bulletin.
The bulletin Issued at I o'clock tonight
is more favors Via. It says:
King Oscar passed a quiet day. He slept
for four hours. The action of his heart Is
more remilar. His temperature is 100 s
Fahrenheit. The phlegm In the trachea Is
etiti troublesome, but the appetite Is fairly
JAMES BRYCE NONCOMMITTAL
Chief Secretary for Ireland Doesn't
Deny Report Ha May Iso.
LONDON, Deo. 14. Parliamentary circles
hra iho much Interest In the prospect of . ana National wool urowers assuc i at ion, " , , . ,, ,
hers snow mucn imereei in ins Vi t .nd the .uppers of sheep of the ent.re oSicials to dismiss numerous suits now
James Brlce's appointment to the ambas- . weat we wll)h to eaJ1 yo'ur R,nt(11 pending. In which the railroads were en
sadtorshlp at Washington and some of the ; the present unsatisfactory railroad sen-Ice , joined from collecting the rates that have
Irish members asked the chief secretary ' throughout the entire country. The short- ! J. . controversy
: ' " . - , -,, u ' i arn of cars has for several weeks not only ; n ln controversy.
for Ireland if they might congratulate him. d,.layed shipments, but In manv cases has Frank Frants and W. O. Cromwell, gov
Mr. Brtcs did not deny the report, but i m- - illy prevented the shipment of sheep ernor and attorney, respectively, of Okla-
"You must not believe everything you
Should Mr. Brtcs go to Washington it Is
by no means certain that Winston Spencer
Churchill, now under secretary for the
colonies, will take his place ln the cabinet
as baa been suggestea. , he niuro9dj4 uke of trarscontl-
Mr. Thomas Shaw, the lord advocate for ; nental trade first, the beet sugar truffle sec
Scotland, a man of great ability. Is said to ond and the coal trade third, leaving the
. ,.. . nhtjiln ihe Irish chief secre. stockmen to take what is left In the way
be anxious to obtain tne trisn cnier secre- f and durint tn. presetl, Ba8,jn ,hele
taryshlp. The fact tht filling the vacancy have been few, if any cars, left.
will Involve a bye-electlon favors the elee- I In cases where shippers of sheep have
tlon of Mr. Shaw, whose seat Is safe.
whereas Churchill's seat at Manchester U I poorest runs to market in the history of the ' ,n years u reported by the railroad com
now regarded as being far from secure. 1 industry. The extension of the twen y. ! panics which have westbound extensions.
cwiivnwir to wuri.six nas. as a rule, j The trains In western North Dakota on
1 worked a hardship upon the shipper Instead ,, . . . .
Klnar Haakoa Ktarle Home. ' f a berv tit. it seemingly giving the raJl- every llne are snowbound and ln some
LONDON, Deo. 14. King Haakon. Queen roads eight hours more in which to tl up cases are lost track of. It Is even reported
Maud and Crown Prince OUt of Norway shipments on sidetracks and at invsl'n that some of the Great Northern trains
. ... . ' terminals. The run from any given point . , , . . ..
left London this morning for Germany 0n the range to Omaha, Kansas CTty and ! The snow ln many cases
They will spend a couple of days with Chicago has, on the average, bevn from ', piled twenty feet high and traffic is at
Emperor William at Betlm before return- fi to thirty hours slower tluin ever hefore. 1 a standstill. The only coast trains that
tng to Chrlstlanla. King Edward, the psag aTw' by -coT.g"ress "uu nS I hav rriv"1 over the Northern Pacific,
prince and princess of Wales, Dr. Nansen, question f railroad service and furnish- i Great Northern and St. Paul lines In the
the Norwegian minister, and others gath- In -f cars under the Jurisdiction of the last twenty-four hours have been twenty
ered at the station to bid farewell to the . UmTe oyo"' ?"i. vW 1 four 10 'r,y-eight "our, late, and there
royal travelers. , tally necessary that something be done at ars many trains which have been due for
General sofl Injured.
TOKIO, Dec. 14. General Nogl, the
Japanese commander who captured Port
Arthur, was thrown rrom his horse today ,u" -"- .m
while returning home from the palace. He Nation1 association at Rock Springs,
fell on his head and became unconscious. Wyo., and Salt Lake City, Utah. In Janu
H.s condition arouses apprehension. ry. The railroads have been invllad to
' send their representatives to discuss the
Shah Still Alive.
LONDON. Dec. 14.-A private telegram
from Teheran announces that the shah's
condition continues critical.
Lackawanna Settles Trauhle.
PCRANTTiN'. Pa.. Deo. 11 -The Larlra-
inu railroad today unnounoed that the
j Cenikiids of the conductors and traiumen ; property, l.ad boea acquired bv the An.al- ' president to what we rexg!Uxs to bs his
i had Wn praett.-J!v adjusts-.!. They are gmted Copper wn puny. Foru:l ;,i,-- ml commendabis land. r.r
prtven tUorai aae adva as and a Wur j n..3n.ment of these ch.ngaa it was sail ("Tlr" f comuwuuaois iiano. rgrd
Ur. lproij 4 he -a-s Ux&r. ' J t paU Ut aaaoo.usaosa,-
COAL FAMINE IN NORTHWEST
Towns In Korth Takota Without Tnel and
Fannera Are Burning Buildincs,
MAYOR SUGGEST' " USE OF MILITIA
Executive c vv ,J nbnrn Wants "tufa
Troops je Coal Trains Inter-
sta' amission Asks Rail,
roads to Act.
-s'EAPOLIS. Dec 14.-With the cold
wiw signal flying, the coal shortage In j
the northwest becomes not only a cause of
severe suffering, but an absolute menaoe to
This Is the second chapter In the history
of the railroads' failure to handle the 1906
traffic In the territory tributary to Mlnne
Glenburn, N. D., Is seriously considering
an appeal to the governors of North Da
kota and Minnesota to employ state mili
tary force In moving coal trains. Fanners
are burning their outbuildings for fuel.
Glenburn has invited people from Its ter
ritory who will be without fuel to come
and camp in the village Erhool. Eveleth,
Minn., faces darkness snd suffering through
deprivation of coal and apprehensive re
ports have come from numerous other
places. That the funl shortage Is already
acute In some placer Is evidenced by this
unsolicited telegram rfrcelved by the Jour
CAN DO, N. D., Dec. 14. To the Editor of
the Journal: The fuel situation here Is
desperate. Dealers are entirely out and
the mill and the electric light works have
been shut down. Several families are en
tirely without fuel. But one freight train
has entered Cando this week and no fuel
was on tuat. It is necessary to take Im
mediate action to relieve this section of the
state. H. M. HAGARH AHSON,
Situation la Desperate.
The Glenburn, N. D., situation Is des
perate. Following a telegram appealing
for a special train bearing coal, the Glen
burn Commercial club sends this statement
of conditons suggestion a startling move
GLENBTTRN. N. t nor. 14 Tn th
Journal: The dealers wire us that the situ
ation is entirely up to the railroads, as
shlriers are unable to obtain cars to load
with coal. Our local dealers hav rnal
ordered over two months, which is not even
snippeu yet. Today we will wire Governor
Sarles, requesting him to take up the
matter with Governor Johnson, and if
necessary c8ji out mintia of. the two
states to run coal trains.
The situation all through this section is
desperate, and with the liability of blit
xards any time, many will freexe to death
if fuel Is not available soon. Farmers are
already coming to town with stories of
burning sheds and other outhouses. We
have notified the farmers that If the worst
comes they can bring their families and
bedding and camp In our new four-room
brick school house. We have sufficient
coal to heat the building for three months
at least and It will go farther In this way
than It would were we to distribute It
among those who are. out, as It would not
make a bushel each.
We will also wire our senators at Wash
ington today, asking their Interest with the
federal government. We cannot put our
words strong enough to convev to you the
Importance of getting railroads to haut
special trains of coal Into the section suf
fering. We rely upon the co-ope ration of
the people of Minnesota, as shipments
originate there, and we cannot dictate to
th roads from here. You' s very truly.
GLENBURN OOMMr HCTAL CLUB,
By WILLIAM M. SHEPHERD, President.
. Interstate Commission Arts.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14. In view of the
complaints of , car shortage, resulting, it Is
said, lu the failure to transport the neces
saries of life and coal for houxehold use,
the Interstate Commerce commission has
sent the following telegram to the presi
dents of a number of western and north
From many parts of the country, and
particularly from your section, the Inter,
state Commerce commission Is receiving1
numerous and Importunate complaints ot
car shortage and failure to transport the
necessaries oi lire, in various places In
the northwest It Is represented that people
are actually freeting because sufficient coal
for hounehold use cannot be procured owing
to extraordinary delays In movlntr that
article. The commission therefore urges
you to make every possible effort to meet
at once the needs and relieve the suffering
of those dependent upon the facilities of
your roaa. MARTIN A. KNAPP,
The telegram was sent to the presidents
of the following named roads: Great North
ern; Northern Pacific; Minneapolis, St.
Paul & Sault Bte. Marie; Chicago & North
western; Milwaukee sc St Paul, and the
Chicago, Burlington & Qulncy.
FLOCKMASTERS MAKE PROTEST
Wyoming- and Itah Men Say Rail,
road Servlea Is Worst In
CHEYENNE. Wyo., Dec. 14. (Special.)
The Wyoming and National Wool Growers'
associations, with headquarters In Chey
enne, have forwarded the follow ing letter to
the Wyoming and other western delegations
In behalf of the members of the Wvnminr
to lKet ana lamos to tne feed lots, with a
Ir.htunt loss to owners. The shortage of
slock ears Is due to two causes, vis:
first To the unprecedented heavy traffic,
( f,,' ef, cr ln handlln transcon-
j 8Co,idTo the diversion of coal cars to
, the beet and sugar trade, which nrcrsii.
tales the diversion of stock cars to the
, h'a i;"..; VwL W?i'i"v" 'e1kB "V
oix-e, louri truiy,
GEORGE 8. WALKER. Secretary.
The car shortage and puor service prob-
Urns will be taken up by the sheepmen at
questions with the wool growers.
Rumor of Deal la tapper
NKW YORK. Dec 14,-It was reported In
Wall street todsy that the Greens ConaY.ll-
d&ld Copper company had been ourehased
by interests representing the Butte Coall-
turn company of ntna aJid tr.ui control
of Ihe Caaanaa Central, anirther t)rr
SHAW TALKS OF CURRENCY
Secretary of the Treasnry Appears
Ilefore House Committee
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14-Secretary Shaw
appeared before the house committee on
curency and banking today In a advocacy
of a high taxed credit currency, sugprstlng
6 per cent as a desirable rate. He em
phasized the need for greater elasticity In
currency, but expressed the opinion that
the plan framed by the American Bankers'
association will not bring abit sufficient
elasticity to ever be useful. Granting that
the bankers' plan results In the lssuonco
ot tmcoo.OOO additional In national bunk
notes, Mr. Shaw said that In his opinion
not more than CO.000 worth of these will
Mr. Rhaw thought the bankers' plan was
wholly Inadequate to meet the require
ments of the commercial world and said
It was encumbered with too much mach
inery for the limited good results it !(
capable of accomplishing.
He said he did not want to be regarded
as an opponent of the measure suggested
by the taiiker?, because he felt that any
step toward relieving the demand for
greater elasticity at certain seasons of the
year was desirable, but he argued that the i
committee strive to frame a more effective
measure. It was urged by the secretary
that an effort should be made to make our
currency more lelastlo rather than to Im
part elasticity to a certain amount of
emergency currency. Under the bankers'
plan, he said, only the credit currency,
which goes Into national banks would be
on Its way to redemption. There would
be no reason why private banks should
seek the redemption of national bank notes
and conseqently they would make no ef
fort to do so.
In the bankers' plan national banks are
to be permitted to Issue 125,000 additional
notes for every I1U0.0OO of their capital,
at an Interest rate ot2 per cent and an
additional $12,500 with present at the rate
of S per cent.
CHILD LABOR CONFERENCE
Reports Received from Stats Commit
tees and Legal Standards and
CINCINNATI. Dec. 14. Delegates from
the various state committees to the annual
convention of the National Child Labor
convention held a conference today. Dr.
Samuel McCune Llndsey, secretary of tha
national commission, presided.
Reports were presented from the different
state committee, following which was a
discussion of the legal standards and
methods of enforcement of child labor
laws. Much Interest was manifest In the
"Child Labor In the Soft Coal Mines"
was considered by Owen R. Lovejoy, as
sistant secretary of the national committee,
who gave numerous illustrations of the
work done by children and the 111 effects In
the various bituminous fields. He said that
the Investigations were thus far too Incom
plete to give any statistics, but sections
of Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Vir
ginia had been already gone over by the
committee. In summing tip he said:
The national child laaor committee wouM
urge upon the Judgment and conscience of
the American people the necessity of so
amending the child labor and educational
laws of the coal producing states as to
render it Impossible for any child unde
1 years of age to engage in any labor
Inside a coal mine.
"The Southern Awakening Against Child
Labor" was the subject of an address by
Dr. A. J. McKelway of the national com
mittee. Lewis W. Parker of Greenville,
S. C, was heard on child labor in the cotton
fields from a manufacturer's point of view.
The closing paper of the afternoon was on
"Poverty and Parental Dependence as an
Obstacle to Child Labor Reform" by Homer
vulks of New Y'ork.
For the evening meeting "The States and
the Rights of Childhood" was the general
topic, with addresses covering the physical
effects, obstacles to law enforcement and
the effect on school life of children.
People of .ew State Are Given Lower
Rates on Grain and
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 14.-Aa the re
sult of a conference Held here today, Okla
homa officials won for that territory Its
long struggle for reduced railway freight
rates. Five railroads agreed that here
after the Kansas scale of rates on grain,
grain products and merchandise, and tho
Arkansas rates on coal shall be applied
to Oklahoma polnta The Kansas scale
will reduce the present Oklahoma rates 1
cent a hundred on grain and give reduced
rates on merchandise and other commo
dities. The Arkansas rates on coal will
materially reduce the existing rates on
One of the results of the conference Is an
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1 hma' 8nd . '.he .,r'sht tramc officials of
the Rock Island, Santa Fe, St. Louis AV
San Francisco, Kansas & Texas and the
j Port Smith & Western railroadj signed
I the "Kreement for the opposing sides.
j TRAINS DELAYED IN NORTH
orth Dakota Experiences Worst
Snowstorm of Years, with
I ST. PAUL, Dec. 14. The worst snowstorm
; days which have not arrived
Dr,FcinCMT'C APT rnuuriinrs
PRESIDENT S ACT COMMENDED
Soldiers of Philippines Endorse Dis
charge of Near Traoas for
KANSAS CITT. Dec. It. Camp Louis A.
Craig, Army of the Philippines, here last
. nlnl vo 1 -"ient Koose-
' velt's order discharging without honor the
negro troops of the Twenty-fifth infati'ry
B,,i1,ttnji adocted derlura tv.
! K'aoluUons aaoptco aerUr that "U,
command and exulorae the action of the
BIG CONVENTION FOR OMAHA
Fretbyterian Men on Toreien Minions
. Meet at Anditoriim in February.
MEETING WOFLD-WiDE IN SCOPE
Most Prominent Men of I'hnrch Will
Attend, Delegates Numbering
One Thousand Six Hundred.
An Inter-Rj-nodical foreign mlslimRry con
vention of men of the Presbyterian church
will be hfld at the Auditorium February
13-21. which will draw to the city some
of the most prominent men of the church
throughout tho I'nited States and other
countries. Sittings will be arranged for
l.eoo delegates and the Indications are every
scat will bo filled. Only men will attend as
The scope of the convention will be world
wide so far as Its representation and Influ
ence Is concerned, yet delegates will came
from but ten states cf the middle west,
other men of national or International
character coming from more distant points
es speakers. The Auditorium has been
engaged for the convention, which will be
the first of tha kind ever held in tho United
States or any other country.
Dr. Charles Brandt, western field secre
tary of the Board of Foreign Missions of
the Presbyterian church, was In Omaha
yesterday to complete arrangements. In
consultation with local Presbyterian minis
ters, for the meeting. He returned to Chi
cago last night.
Purpose of Convention.
"I want to make clear at the very outset
the purpose of this convention." said Dr.
Brandt. "It Is this: To discuss and delib
erate cHstlnctlvely on tha foreign missionary
responsibility of the men of the Fresby
tcrlan church, the evangelization of the
world. I wish that point would be
thoroughly understood. The convention
will bring together the men of the church
and the foreign missionary cause and this
constitutes an innovation. It is In line
with the latest movement of the rresby
terian church to determine the responsibility
In foreign missionary work of each Presby
"At the general church conference at
Nashville, less than a year ago, the boards
of the various denominations decided they
would undertake to determine the responsi
bility of their church in this cause. The
Presbyterian board set to Work without
1 delay and has reached the conclusion that
the thing to do Is to bring the men of the
church together. These will be the repre
sentative men, business men, men who are
charged with large responsibilities in busi
ness affairs and are capable of handling
big questions. They will- constitute a con
vention of intellect and the result of their
deliberations will bo a sound basis for the
ultimate course of the church.
Wanamaker and Beaver.
"Among the prominent men of the
Presbyterian church scheduled to attend
are John Wanamaker, Robert E. Speer,
Dr. A. W. Halsey, the last two secretaries
of the foreign board; Dr. Hunter Corbett,
mnderntor of the church; former Governor
Beaver of Pennsylvania, Rev. Robert F,
Coyle of Denver, Dr. Gale and Dr. Moftett
of Corea, Rev. Dr. Cleland B. McAfee of
New' York and other big lights of the
church and business world. Not all of these
men have promised to come, because they
could not be certain, but most of them will
be here and probably all. Mr. Wanumaker
j and Governor Beaver are anxious to attend.
aa they are greatly Interested in this work.
giving much of their time and means
Omaha Presbyterians are enthusiastic
over this convention. Dr. Newman Hall
Burdlck and Dr. A. S. C. Clarke pronounce
It the leader of a campaign by the Presby
terian church such as has not before been
undertaken. It marks the aggressive cru
sade of the church in the work of missions,
home and foreign, and will, they say, but
open the way to other and more extensive
"It Is a big thing for Omaha," said Dr.
Burdlck. "We feel very proud that our
city has been selected for the location of
such a vast gathering, and yet we are
confident no better place could have been
chosen. Omaha's central location Is the
best, Omaha's entertainment of conven
tions, and, Indeed, religious conventions,
Is the best, and everything is auspicious.
It will help Omaha ln more ways than one."
MRS. BIRDSONG SENTENCED
Woman Whs Killed Detractor Given
Five Years and Released on Bond
Pending; an Appeal.
HAZELBUR8T. Miss., Dec. 14.-Mrs.
Angle Birdsong was today denied a new
trial by Judge Miller. She was sentenced
to five years ln the penitentiary and no
tice of appeal was given to the Mississippi
When notice of appeal was made Mrs.
Birdsong was granted bail ln the sum of
$10,000, which was furnished.
Mra Birdsong shot and killed Dr. Thomas
Butler at Montlcello, Miss., November 23,
190C. and at the trial, concluded several
days ago, was convicted of manslaughter.
tSinre that time she has been seriously 111.
Because of her young child and her Illness,
Mrs. Birdsong was never sent to Jail.
BROWN'S BODY SENT WEST
Children Accompany Remains
Former Senator to Salt
WASIIINGTON. Dec. 14 The bf.dy of
former Senator Brown of Utah, who died
Wednesday night as the result of a bullet
wound Inflicted by Mrs. Anna M. Bradley,
left for Salt Lake City at 12:15 today over
the Pennsylvania railroad, accompanied by
the late senator's con Max and daughter
It was stated today by the undertaker
who prepared the body for burial that Mrs.
Annie C. Adams, whose name fljrured prom
inently in the episode, viewed last the
body of the late senator at the undertaking
establishment. She showed great emotion,
the undertaker said.
FORECAST 0FTHE WEATHER
Fair Today aad Tomorrow In lis-.
hraskaV aad Iowa Warme-r la
WASinSGTON. Dec. U-Forecast of the
weather for Saturday and Sunday:
For Nebraska, Bouih Dakota and Kansas
Fair Saturday and Sunday; warmer Sun
day. Fur Iowa Fair Saturday and Sunday.
For Colorado and Wyoming Fair Satur
day and Sunday.
For Missouri Fair and ftowawhat colder
THE BEE BULLETIN. '.
Forecast for Xenraakn Fair Satnrdny
and Sunday) Warmer Snnday,
1 Hnvre lo Get lilofflir After Ml.
Coal Famine In Northwest Serious.
Presbyterians Comlna to Omaha.
Hold Robbers Make III Hani.
Si House Votes Down Salary Grali.
3 News from All Parts of ehrskn.
ft Affairs nt Sonth Omnha.
n Railroad Officials In Court.
T French Priests to Re Passive.
Texas Railroad l.n ot Success.
f Proaress of the Torrry Mission.
11 Omaha May Get Iowa Jobbers.
12 Good Things for Son day Dinner,
t ut In Rates Hurts Omahn Trade.
1.1 Financial and Commercial Kewe.
IS Mews from Council Blnffs.
Temperature at Omnha Yesterday!
Hour. lire. Hour. Iea
n. m IT 1 p. m 31
6 a. m 1ft a p. m 4
Ta.m 14 ,1 i, m
Ma. m 14 4 p. n 27
a. m...... l.t ft p. ni 2D
lo a. m lft Op. in 2ft
It a. m lsi T p. m -"
111 m liO H p. in lit
O p. m St I
MRS. G. M. O'BRIEN SUCCUMBS
widow of Late General O-'Brlcn
Passes Away at Home of
Mrs. George Morgan O'Brien, widow of
the late General O'Brien, died Friday aft--rurtin
at -r ..'rUwk at the home of her
ii. w M-Kimv. fii Koith
Twenty-eighth street, after an Illness of !
several weeks due to pleurltls. She was
73 years of age.
Her husband, Brevet Brigadier General
G. M. O'Brien, who died in 18S7, was pne
of the early settlers of Omaha, coming
here with his family in l&K. General
O'Brien served throughout the civil war
with distinction, first entering the army
from Wisconsin In 1S(U. He was after
wards commissioned to raise an Iowa regi
ment, the Seventh Iowa, which was one
of the regiments of the famous "Crocker's
Brigade." During the last year of the
war this regiment performed gallant serv
Ico on the plains against tho Indians, and
upon the muster out of the regiment In
the latter part of 1865 Colonel O'Brien was
brevetted a brigadier general for gallant
and meritorious service. He was the
eighth commander of George A. Custer
post No. 7. Grand Army of the Republic.
Mrs. O'Brien has been In poor health
for threo or four years past and was unabln
to rally from her recent Illness because of
her advanced age.
She Is survived by six children. They
are Mrs. W. A. McElroy, Margaret A.
O'Brien of Omaha, Moses P. O'Brien of
Texas, M. J. O'Brien of Texas, Mrs. Joseph
T. Fisher of Cheyenne, Mrs. Matthew B.
Mcfirlde of Missoula,' Mont.
The funeral arrangements have not yet
been made owing to the delay In the ar
rival of relatives now en route to Omaha.
It Is thought the funeral may take place
Sunday, but nothing la definitely known
at present as to the hour.
COURT-MARTIAL FOR OFFICERS
Commander of Colored Troops
Charged With Conduct to Preju
dice of Good Order.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 -On the recom
mendation of tho general staff, the secre
tary of war has ordered the trial by court -
i martial of Major Charles W. Penrose and
Captain Edgar A. Macklin of Company C,
First battalion. Twenty-fifth Infantry,
under the sixty-second article of war. for
"conduct to the prejudice of good order
and discipline ln falling In their duty ln
preventing and suppressing the riot at
Brownsville, Tex., lost August."
The specifications will Include, among
other things, the charge that the two of
ficers named failed to exercise due diligence
In preventing the occurrence when the con
dition of affairs at Brownsville made It
necessary that all proper precautions had
been taken to prevent a clash letween the
troops and citizens, and also that they did
not examine the rifles of the men until day
light, although they learned of the true
state of affairs by 1 or 3 o'clock In the
The details of the membership of the
court and tho place where the trial will
be held have been left to the discretion of
the commanding officer of the Dejartmont
OKLAHOMA CITY. Okl , Dec. 14. Major
Charles W. Penrose, whose trial by court
martial was ordered today, received the
first news of the order when the Associated
Press dispatch from Washington was read
to him over the telephone to Fort Reno
tonight. While he would not discuss the
order, It was evident that he was greatly
surprised. His quick query was:
"Does that say the it Mon was taken on
the recommendation of ti e general staff?"
Captain Macklin also Is at Fort Reno,
SUBPOENA FOR RECORDS
Federal Judge at St. Louis laauea
Order Airalnst Recalcitrant'
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 14. Judge Flnkelnburg.
ln the United States district court th:s
afternoon, ordered a subpoena duces tecum
to Issue directing 8. Frtnk, chairman of the
southern freight bureau, to produce the
records of that association before Special
Commissioner Rombauer In the hearing of
the government s ouster suit against the
terminal railroad association. A subpoena
duces tecum was also Issued directing R. M.
Frarer, chairman of the eas'bound freight
committee and coal truffle bureau, to pro
duce records of those organisations called
for by the government. Frink and Fraxer
yesterday refused to produce the records
JAPANESE BUY FUEL OIL
Twenty Million Barrels of Petroleum
to He Dellvrred la Tea
BAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 14-Oenersl Man
ager Shlrasht of the Toyo Kissen I alalia
Steamship company and representatives of
the California petroleum refineries have put
their signatures to a contract by which
the oil company uiilertakes to deliver to
the steamship company 30,000.000 barrels of
. i' "el ov,r Prod of ten years.
The high tariff on refined oil in Japan
makes Its shipment from here prohibitive.
The oil will be refined in Japua. Ship
ments will be made from San Luis bay,
where a pip lln reaches the tide water.
Blahop lleta.be Improves.
NKW YORK, Dec. 14 The condition of
Bishop M .-Cabe. suileriii( from apov'xy. Is
ROBBERS .ARE BOLD
Hold Up and Loot Doujhs Street Pawn
shop in Eavlizht.
BIND PROPRIETOR AND CLERK WITH ROPES
Cover Three Ven with Gum and Etnfl
Fcckets with Gema.
ONE BANDIT CAUGHI AFTER STREET DUEL
Proves to Be Desperate Criminal frem
EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS OF PLUNDER
Property Believed to Have Been All
Recovered from Person of Cap
tiveFireman Gross Heads
Mob of Pursuers.
Two robbers entered the pawnshop and
Jewelry store of Joe S'innor.bcrg, 114
Douglas street, at 8.30 Friday morning,
bound the proprietor and a clerk with
ropes, laid them to one side, robbed the
store of J-S.oio worth of Jewelry and both
were about to make their escaie when
Sam Gross, a fireman from Engine hou"
No. 2, at Eighteenth and Harney streets,
gave chase, catching one cf them, tho
other getting away. Fortunately the cap
tive was the one who had the booty, so tha
Jeweler is out nothing.
The robbers wore 1M Elliott alias Har
ris, and James Yilm ullna Mitchell, both
of Denver and known to police as des
perato characters. Elliott was captured.
They entered the store at a time when
business for the day had scarcely begun.
They confronted Sonne:iberg and Michael
MorrUey. his clerk, with revolvers, then
bound them and rifled three safes. Tha
robbery, perpetrated in broad daylight,
created the greatest excitement. Police and
fire alarms were turned In and members of
both departments were soon upon the
Wilson escaped, but Elliott was captured
after a running fight, during which several
shots were exchangtd between Wilson and
Sam Grose, who guve chase. The robbers
separted at the alley on Fourteenth street
between Douglas and Dodge streets and
Gross, followed by a crowd of nearly 100
persons, ran down Elliott at the Cambridge,
hotel. Thirteenth and Capitol avenue. E'.
llott ran Into a room ln the basement of
the hotel and crept under a bed and was
hauled from his hiding place by Detective
Heltfeldt. while his revolver was taken
from him by Officer Coodrlch.
Sonnenbers; Thouuht It a Joke.
The robbers entered tho store about 8:20,
when Mr. Sonnenberg was sitting In tha
rear part and Morrlsey was building the
fire. The men told Sonnenberg to give up
his money and the proprietor thought It
was a practical Joke until the robbers
pulled their revolvers and ordsred him
and Morrlsey Into a back room, where they
were securely bound with ropes- which, the,
robbers had brought with them for the
purpose. Tho men then stripped the safes,
which had Just been opened to begin the
business of the day, of evary diamond and
quantities of watches .and miscellaneous
Jewelry. While they were at their work
Frank Swan of the Nebraska Lodging
house entered the store for the purpose of
having his watch repaired and was greeted
by the robbers with a command to throw
up his hands. He was then forced Into
the back room, where Sonnenberg and
Morrlsey were bound and compelled to lln
down on the floor.
After filling tl'eir pockets with loot the
robbers ran out the front door and around
the corner to the alley bentnd the Western
Union building. Sonnenbrg had managed
to release his bonds and was In hot pursuit.
He met 8a tn Gross at the door and briefly
told him of the robbery. Gross took a
loaded revolver from the hands of Mor
rlsey and started after the thieves, who
rn up the alley, entering the back door
to tne Diamond saloon, 1813 Douglas street
and runrh.g through the building to Dong
las street. Gross ran up the alley and
sighted the robbers at the corner of Four
teenth and Douglas streets, where they had
turned north. Gross fired a shot at the
fleeing men and Wilson returned the fire,
neither shots taking effect, but causing
great alarm to many pedestrians. Gross
then gave chase and fired two more shots
and Wilson returned the fire once and
ran east ln tho alley toward the Millard
hotel, while his partner, ran north on
Gross Lands His Man.
Cross and many cltiions' then chased
Elliott north on Fourteenth street, where
the thief ran ln the back entrance of the
Cambridge hotel and Into a basement room
occupied by Joe Brown, Charles Stevens
and George Gray, three laborers. The men
said that Elliott exclaimed:
"For God's sake hide ma The cops
are after me. Isn't there any way to get
out of here?"
When told that the only egress waa the
door through which he had Just entered
Elliott crawled under the bed and wtf
soon arrested by Detective Heltfeldt and
Chief of Infectives Savage had heard the
shots exchanged between Cross and Wil
son and summoned the patrol wagon. De
tectives Heltfeldt, Donohoe and Ferris and
Officer Goodrich were hurried to the scene
of the robbery In the patrol wagon to find
that the robbers had gone. The crowd
pursuing Elliott was perceived and Driver
Bdinuelson made a record run to the Cam
bridge hotel, arriving about the time that
Elliott bad run into the basement. De
tectives Ferris and Donohoe went through
the rooms on the north side of the hotel,
while Detective Heltfeldt and Officer Goil
rich luckily went directly to the room,
where Elliott had hidden under the bed.
Beards I. Ion la Ills Den,
Although It was Vnown that Elliott was
a desperate ruUi' , , ,1 was armed, Detec
tive Heltfeldt, re . er In hand, put his
head under the bed snd hauled Elliott out
feet foremost amid the cheers of the 2W
spectators, who made a.n attempt to mob
the prisoner when he was being taken to
the patrol wagon.
In the meantime the other robber, Wilson,
had made good his escape, as Gross und
the crowd had to Ut him go In order to
rapture Elliott. The capture of Elliott
proved to be the more important, as
II of the stolen diamonds and Jewelry
were recovered when tl.e prisoner was
searched at the station. Elliott waa thor
oughly cowed and said he bad all the
stolen proiierty snd that h's partner lied
guarded him while he rifled the safes. A
peck measure fiill of diaminda was taken
from Elliott's po.ket.-i. besiues m-iny
watches, rings and tlel;plns.
During the excitement some nervous elii
sen turned in an alarm of fire, a number
of engines and trucks responding.
Every deUsctlve wss Immediately put en
the track f the missing robber and hlf
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