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VOL. XXXVI-NO. 165.
OMAIIA, THURSDAY MORNING,, DECEMBER 27, 1906-TEN PAGES.
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;SERV1A HEAR CRISIS
Satlcmal Amiably Accept Governmiil
Jiou Bill After Acrimonious Dtlata.
byNASTY W OPENLY THREATENED
VtsT Humors of ExtsnilTS MoTimsnt to
I Dethron liic Fttor.
! DISCUSSION IS FOLLOWED IY RIOT
Damonitrttlon hj EtidenU in Whlon
HumW Art Injured.
PREMIER RECEIVES MANY LETTERS
Prime Minister la Told that Present
Kin Will Soon Meet the
Fat at His Prede-
BELGRADE, Servla, Dec M.-Tha Na
tlonal Assembly finally has' accepted the
loan and armament bills which were sent
today for signatures to Kins; Peter.
The debate on these measures today was
attended by disorderly acenea on the part
of the members of the assembly arising
from the opening: expression of sentiments
against the present Karageorgevltch
dynasty, which gave rise to reports in
German and Austrian quarters of a move'
ment to dethrone King Peter. Following
the street disorders of the last few days,
the occurrences In the chamber today" have
added to the seriousness of the present
The king la at present confronted with
many difficult problems, not the least of
which Is tha renewed activity of the sup
porters of tha late King Alexander and
Queen Draga, who were murdered the
night of June 10-11, 1908, and the popular
Ill-feeling aroused by the recent escapades
of George, tbe crown prince.
One of tha deputies opposed the loan on
the ground that the members of the reign
ing family would personally pocket a large
proportion of It. and the final debates
brought out antl-dynastlc demonstrations,
In which a number of riotous students sus
tained serloua injuries. Premier Pastes
has received a number of threatening let
ters. Intimating that the present dynasty
will meet a fata similar to that of Its pred
The late King Alexander was a member
of tha Obrenovlts family. It Is asserted
' that secret meetings of the antl-dynastlc
leaders have been held here for tha pur
pose of selecting an European prince as a
successor to King Peter In tha event of a
successful anti-dynastlo movement.
ROYr.P TPI 1 5 rnNSTITIIPNTS
Prospective British Ambassador to
United States Says He Most
ABERDEEN, Scotland, Dec. M. James
T)rvr who Is to succeed Sir Henry Mor
timer Durand aa ' British ambassador at ,
Washington, has given his constituent here
tha first definite Information of his selec
tion for the Washington post in a letter
which they have Just received In this com.
' munlcation Mr. Bryce said that the ap
pointment will compel him to give up his
eat for South Aberdeen. The retirement
of Mr. Bryca caused genuine regret, as his
scholarly qualities made him peculiarly
auallfled to represent the constituency
which has the reputation of being the most
intellectual In the United Kingdom, aa
Aberdeen enjoys the unusual distinction of
not having one Illiterate voter.
No plana have yet been made for the
choice of a auccessor of Mr. Bryce In Par
- llament, but It will probably be made
from tha literary class.
. , Funeral of Connt Ignatleff.
ST. PETERSBURG, Dee. 26. The body
of General Count Alexis Ignatleff, who was
assassinated at Tver December 22, waa In
terred here today In the Alexander-Nevsky
monastery. The funeral was attended by
the Grand Dukes Michael, Nicholas, Ber
glus Michaelovltch and practically all the
members of the Imperial family here, ex
cept the emperor. The procession was the
most stately witnessed In recent year. The
entire Chevalier regiments of guards, the
Pavolosky regiment of the guarda and
mounted Infantry formed the escort. The
emperor and empress sent wreaths.
Kellpse Seen In Asia.
TASHKENT, Asiatic Russia. Deo.
Tbe French, German and Russian expedi
tions have arrived here to observe the
eclipse January 14. In addition to making
the usual observations the expeditions will
study the condition of the upper air by
means of balloons and automatic Instru
Asla'a Cotton Harvest Urit.
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 26. The cotton
harvest In Central Asia is extremely good,
, 17,000 carloads. Instead of ths usual 12,000,
being available for export. Railroads will
require special facilities to transport the
King's Coadltten I'nehaaged.
STOCKHOLM. Dec. -The morning
bulletin Issued by King Oscar's physicians
today announced that hla majesty's tem
perature la reduced, but that the condition
of bis heart and lunga la Unchanged.
Snow on Veanvlas.
NAPLES. Dec. 27.-The summit of Mount
Vesuvius Is covered with snow, producing
a picturesque offset. Snow has also filled
cracks in the volcano resulting from the
Shah's Death Imminent.
TEHERAN, Dec. 2. The condlUoa of the
shah haa taken a sharp turn for the worse
and lus death is expected from hour to
BANK'S CASH IS DISCOVERED
Xrarly Nine Thonsand Dollars Taken
from Mlssonrt Is Fossa
KANSAS CITY. Dec M.-A special to
the Star from Austin. Tex., says that be
tween tMtiO and t$.000, stolen by William
C. Anderson, former aaatstant paying teller
Of the Ftrst National bank of Kansas City,
who was arrested bare last week, has
been found in Austin.
The exact amount recovered Is not
known, but, according to the agent here
of the surety company that bonded An
derson, It Is sufficiently large, with that
turned over by Anderson when arrested,
to reimburse ths company for the HO.iXO
bond It had giver. The surety agent de
clined te aay where the money was found
except to aay that It was lucked in a
bus. but not la a bank.
SHEA WILL CHARGE PEONAGE
Allegation that "natter Puelfla Is
Compelling Itearoes to Work
Against Their Will.
HOUSTON. Tex., Dec. 2.-Vlce Grand
Master Bhea of the Brotherhood of Loco
motive Firemen announced today he would
lay before Commissioner of Labor Nellt,
who is due to arrive from Washington to
morrow, charges of peonage against the
Southern Pacific company, that company
having compelled negroes to serve aa fire
men against their Vtll.
Reports to tha headquarters of tha At
lantlo system of the Southern Pacific lines
today show that the lines are experiencing
little difficulty In operating trains on ac
count of tha strike of locomotive firemen
on the Houston division of the Galveston,
Harrlsburg A Ban Antonio line. Fourteen
freight trains out of sixteen scheduled were
handled.. All scheduled on tha Victoria
division and on the Texas A New Orleans,
east of this city,' were operated. The sama
Is true according to the reports on the EH
Paso division west of San Antonio.
In view of this Traffic Manager C. K.
Dunlap has Issued notices at all points to
accept both local and through freight.
At Lobo, near El Paso, Engineer Kuts Is
reported to have been assaulted and so se
verely Injured that he could not continue
the run. H. E. Willis, assistant grand chief
of the Brotherhood of Locomotive En
gineers, says that his organisation is thor
oughly satisfied with the situation and all
Its members are going to do all In their
power to maintain their contract with the
railroad company and keep the trains mov
ing. Hon. Charles P. Nelll, United States com
missioner of labor, will arrive In Houston
tomorrow morning from Washington and
tender hi' ' 'rlendly offices in the contro
versy. - ,
vr. - 1
Dec. 26. There Is no
Change tu A local i
strike of tu '4-, '"',. iod
situation In the
Firemen of th. . . v Harrlsburg A
San Antonio (So.. . Hflc, Atlantic
system) other than - out of a
statement by Joseph Be. '.J. ,;rman of
the grievance committee 'f a firemen,
Bedford in his statement 8t.s that the
firemen have "assurances of the support of
the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, the
Order of Railway Conductors and the Order
of Railway Telegraphers." These orders are
in full sympathy, the statement declares,
with the firemen.
NEW ORLEANS, Dec, . John Gold
reaux, a Southern Pacific locomotive flre-
i man. walked into Opelousas, La., today
after being taken from hla engine by
masked men twenty-two miles outside of
town and after having tramped the largest
part of the night to reach town. Four
masked and armed men boarded the engine
during a stop and despite the fact that
Goldreaux ' hid himself they found ' and
dragged him off the engine. No violence
was offered to him and he was released as
soon as his train was too far away to be
PEORIA. 111., Dec. 36. At the offices of
the Brotherhood of Locomotive fireman this
morning it was stated that there was
nothing to be given out relative to the
strike on the Southern Pacific other than
that Grandmaster Hanrahan would prob
ably leave before the latter part of next
week to take personal charge of tha strike
for a time at least.
TART LETTERJT0 MR. JEROME
District Attorney's Offer to Consider
Charges Against Mr. Peabody
Provokes Sharp Letter.
NEW YORK. Dec. 28.-District Attorney
Jerome haa written a letter to D. Cady
Herrlck of counsel for the Mutual Life
Policyholders' association, saying he Is now
willing to take up the matter concerning
charges against President Peabody of the
Mutual Life Insurance company of coercion
In connection with the election of trustees
of that company.
These charges were brought to the atten
tion of the district attorney some time ago
by Mr. Herrlck. Mr. Jerome refused to act
on them at the time on the ground that he
did not want hla office "used to Influence
the election of trustees In the Mutual Lite."
The district attorney's letter waa referred
by Judge Herrlck to John Dewitt Warner,
chief counsel for the Policyholders' associa
tion, who In turn handed It over to Russell
W. Fish, secretary of the association.
Mr. Fish, in a communication to John De
witt Warner, sets forth the attitude of the
association regarding Mr. Jerome's determi
nation to take up the matter now. In it Mr.
As to the attitude of this association in
bringing the charges against Mr. Peal.ody
In October, our purpose was to prevent the
continuing of the crime of coercion or em-
f loves In behalf of the adm:n stratlon
Icket, rather than to bring about the pun
iHliment of a completed crime after the
Criminal had profited to the full therebv.
While the punishment of the crime la Im
portant, and the angulation trusts that the
district attorney will taks up the matter
vigorously, nevertheless. In view of the fact
that the election Is over and by Mr. Jer
ome's acuulesoence Mr. Peabody and hla
fellow law-breakers have already reaped
the fruits of .the illegal action, so that our
Interest Is only that of all citizens, we feel
that any criminal action to be taken at
this rime Is the concern of the district at
torney as such, rather than ours. The wit
nesais In this matter were, as the district
attorney Is aware, clients of Albert 8. Nard,
who will no doubt arrange to produce them
at Mr. Jerome request.
We think they will be easily available If
convinced that Mr. Jerome meana business.
The witnesses referred to were Herbert
N. and T. Reid Fell of this city. Edward O.
Sutton of Sprlnerfield, Masa, and Fred O.
Saige of Detroit. Mich.
ALL QUIET AT STURGIS, KY.
L. C. Moore, the Goard Who Was Shot
Tnesday, Is In Critical
STURGIS. Ky., Dec. K.-There has been
no further indication of trouble here to
day between the armed guarda of tbs West
Kentucky Coal Mine company and the
miners. Funerals of William Gray and
William Mallery took place today. The
United lulne Workers had charge of the
services at the grave. The condition of
L C. Moore, one of the guanis who was
shot four times, Is critical tonight The
other wounded are recovering.
TWO HIGHWAYMEN ARE SHOT
Pawnee Saloon Keeper Kills One
Bandit and Serlonsly Injnree
, , Another.
PAWNEE. Okl.. 1C 28. An unidentified
man is deaA another perhap. fatally . In- Th, oemurr. challenge the sufficiency
Jured aiul Fred Springier, a saloon keeper. cf uch caUM of actloB for M Count ng
severely bruised aa a result of a hold-up and .e. vh. que.Uon of misjoinder if
last nUiht. Springier was accosted by two of the other caU, of mctlon my
strangers while on his way home Instead deemed sufficient to proceed for other ro
of throwing up his hands as commanded ef. The court upholds the demurrers as
he opened tire and one of the bandits fell, to the insufficiency of the first three causes
dying almost Instantly. The other may re- of action and gives the life insurance coin
cov.r. Bprtagler-g arm a as broken la the pany leave to amend on the payment of
uielte. i costs.
ESCLISII AND COAL TRUST
Hew County Attorney lit leinme Prose
cution Seventh of January.
CONSULTS WITH SLABAUGH FOR EVIDENCE
Special Paaela for These Cases Will
Be Called if It la Fonud Neces
sary to Try All of
County Attorney-elect English Is now of
the opinion he will be able to take up the
alleged Coal trust cases January 7, the
day set by Judge Sutton for the hearing
of the next one. Mr. English and his
deputy. A. O. Elllck, have been In frequent
consultation with County Attorney Sla
baugh about the case and already have the
evidence well in hand. In case ha la not
ready January 7, ha says, he will be within
a few days after that
Special panels to hear these cases prob
ably will be called In the event It becomes
necessary to try all of them. Not more
than one case can be tried to each panel.
owing to the difficulty In getting Jurors.
It Is the plan now to call a special panel
with each regular panel to try these par
ticular cases. One Jury can be secured
from the regular and one from the special
After the first of the year the county
attorney's office will be moved from the
sixth to the fifth floor of the New York
Life building. County Attorney-elect Eng
lish haa secured a suite of three rooms
opening from room 610. which he will oc
County Attorney Slabsugh has not de
cided on his future plans yet, but he will
engage In private practice after he leaves
FEUD FIGHTS IN KENTUCKY
Three Battles In Which a Number
of Men Are Killed and
LEXINGTON. Xy.. Dec 26. Hiram
Mulllons and his son, William, were shot
and fatally wounded In a feud battle fought
at ' their home with a gang headed by
Charles and Bud Little and John Brewer.
There had been a feud of long standing
between the Little and Mulling families.
The latter made a running fight to their
home, where they barricaded them -elves
The Littles followed, shooting as they
ran. They surrounded Mulllns' home, fir
lng rifles and revolvers. The house was
riddled with bullets and every window
was broken. The battle ceased only when
both tha Mulllns were shot down. Over
200 shots were fired. Hiram Mulllns was
shot through the abdomen and was brought
to the hospital here for treatment.
In Lee oounty today Daniel Watson, a
prominent merchant, shot and Instantly
killed Daniel Home. Home Is alleged to
have attacked Watson with a knife, cut
ting his clothes to shreds. Watson tried
to evade the attack of Home, when Home
struck the child of Watson. Watson then
In a general fight in Floyd county today
Deputy Sheriff Samuel , .Allen - shot and
killed John D. Bagley.. John Allen Was also
badly wounded. ...
COLONEL W. D. MANN ON TRIAL
Editor of Town Toplea Charged with
Perjury In Connection with
Recent Libel Snlt.
NEW YORK. Dec. 24. The trial of
Colonel W. D. Mann on an Indictment for
perjury was resumed before Recorder Ooff
In the court of general sessions today,
Handwriting Expert D. C. Decker re
sumed his testimony as to the disputed
"OK" and "W.D.M." of the Count Regi
nald Ward letter. Witness stated that he
had discovered that the characteristics of
the letter "M" were also true of those
found In the Standard In the evidence of
Colonel Mann's writing, but that the ma
terial for a comparison of handwriting In
this case was very meager.
During recess Mr. Littleton, counsel for
Colonel Mann, stated that he did not Intend
to cut short his defense merely to get
through with the case. He thought it pos
sible to finish the trial by next Monday
Recorder Go ft goes from the recorder's
bench to the supreme court bench at mid
night next Monday and if the Mann case
is not finished by that time it may result
in a mistrial.
j Several bank clerka testified that the
disputed writing waa Identical with the
TAFT WORKS ON NIAGARA
Terms of Barton Act Will Be
foreed by Secretory of
WASHINGTON. Dec. 26. Secretary Taft
la preparing to take up for final disposition
the complex questions presented to him
under the terms of the Burton act relative
te the conservation of the waters of the
Niagara river, so as- to prevent the sac
rifice of the falls to the commercial inter
ests of the country. Grave constitutional
questions ars involved.
Attorneys for the electric lighting and
power companies which have been taking
the water from the river are Insistent that
the national government has no authority
to undertake to regulate the disposition of
the waters of sti earns, save where the
navigation thereof Is concerned. In the
case of the Niagara river, where the water
is taken from the stream above the falls
only to be returned to it again below, this
issue is not Involved. Bo far, however, the
right of the United States government to
regulate the admission of currents of elec
tricity generated on the Canadian side of
the river has not been challenged, and to
tills question the secretary intends to first
ANDREW HAMILTON SCORES
Complaint of New York Life to Se
enro Aeeonntlnsj Is Rot
NEW YORK. Dec 28 Demurrers Inter
posed by Andrew Hamilton to the complaint
of the New York Life Insurance company In
Its suit to compel him to account for 1571-
! 0, received and distributed by him on be
' half of the company were sustained today
QUIET PREVAILS IN SCOOBA
MDItla Patrol the Streets aad
Terror Among Inhabitants la
MEMPHIS, Deo. K. Advices from
Scooba and Wahalak, Miss., tonight state
that quiet prevails at both of those towns,
as well as throughout the surrounding ter
ritory, and that the trrxps and civil au
thorities are In complete control of the situ
ation. According to the most reliable re
ports the disturbances of the last tew
days In Kemper county were not aa serious
as at first reported. The trouble Is at
tributed to the actions of a reckless mob,
which. In searching for the negro who at
tacked Conductor Cooper aboard a Mo
bile A Ohio train last Sunday and hot
and killed Constalre O'Brien of Wahalak,
killed three negroes and wounded several
Feeling against the negroes was Inten
sified by the klllllg by negroes of Con
ductor R. N. Harrison of the Mobile A
Ohio railroad at Crawforde on Monday
night, and, believing that the mob was
beyond control. Deputy Sheriff Alexander,
at Scooba, asked that troops be sent there
In order that Innocent negroes might be
protected. ' The two companies of state
troops are now encamped at Scooba. Late
this evening Governor Vardaman, accom
panied by twenty-five members of the com
pany of militia stationed at Jackson, left
Governor Vardaman stated that there had
been no fresh outbreak, -but that ha Is go
ing to the scene In order that he might
make a personal Investigation. The troops
are to be relieved who have been on duty
for the last twenty-four hours.
SCOOBA. Miss., Dec 26. An Associated
Press representative, who arrived in
Scooba tonight about dark, found the
streets crowded by negroes, who had gath
ered from miles around. They were highly
excited, but there was nothing threatening
In their demeanor. According to their
statements most of them had gathered
through fear that violence would be done
them If they remained In the surrounding
districts, and fear alone had driven them
Into the town.
With companies of militia patrollng the
streets there seemed to be little appre
hension among either whites or negroes
Among the whites the opinion Is freely
expressed that the entire trouble was un
called for and could have been avoided.
LANE HEARS 'OF SHORTAGE
Governor of Idaho Says Railroad
Managers Are Too Mnrh Inter
ested In Dividends..
WASHINGTON, De 26. Interstate Com
merce Commissioner Lane, who haa direct
charge of ameliorating coal and car famine
conditions In tbe northwest. Is in dally
receipt of hundreds Of letters from coal
dealers and residents In North Dakota,
Minnesota, Wyoming and Idaho. Some
of the writers go to the extent of saying
that In many Instances freight trains have
not passed railroad stations for a month
or six weeks and that hundreds of thou-
sands of dollars have been lost to the farm
ers and elevator men, particularly in North
Dakota, by reason of their Inability to ob
tain cars to move then'' wheat and flax.
Commissioner Lane tnay received a let;
ter, which is a saruplc or many from Chef.
enne and North Dakota, which stated that
on November 28 a Car waa billed from that
point and on December 17 was still on the
sidetrack and no passenger nor freight
train had passed up or down for weeks,
Governor Gooding, to whom Mr. Lane
had written for Information relative to
conditions in Idaho, states:
The serious trouble. It seems to me. Is the
fact that among the transportation com
panies the one important consideration In
their management is me securing oi aivi
dnds without regard to the service ren
dered to the people. The latter conaldera
tion is entirely lost sight of.
The governor of Idaho informs the com
missionerthat he would recommend the
creation of a railroad commission in his
annual message to the legislature. Gov.
ernor Gooding Includes in his letter to
Commissioner Lane a copy of a report
made by the immigration commission, who,
after an analysla of the conditions, con
eludes that the coal famine in western
Wyoming, south and aoutheast Idaho Is
due to a shortage in motive power and
WINT MAY FIND HARD WORK
General from Omaha Visits Cnbaa
Points nnd Masjoon Tells
WASHINGTON, Dec 28. Secretary Taft
has received advices from Governor Magoon
at Havana, Indicating that a more or less
unsettled condition of affairs exists In cer
tain parts of Cuba and that In Santa Clara
some lawless bands are operating and
pillaging. Therefore, at the governor's In
stance, General Bell has ordered a con
slderable re-enforcement of the garrison of
American troops In that province. For the
first time since the second occupation of
the Island by the Americans it has been
necessary for the troops to undertake
themselves the suppression of these dls
orders Instead of leaving this task to th
Cuban rural guards, which In some quarters
is regarded aa an indication of the inability
of the Cuban civil authorities to perma
nently maintain peace In the Island.
General Bell In company with General
Wlnt, who will succeed him January 1 In
command of the American troops in Cuba,
is making a tour of the island with special
reference to the military necessities.
MINNESOTA FLOUR TO RUSSIA
Minneapolis Millers Will Send n Large
Shipment to the Csar'a
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 26. It Is rumored
that a big deal Is about to be closed
whereby a Minneapolis company wlli con
sign a large quantity of .Minneapolis flou
for Russian consumption. The exportation
of Minneapolis flour to Russia will be with'
out precedent. Only through the Immense
shortage in the Russian crop could thl
condition arise, a shortage so i;reat that
Russian flour prices have advanced to a
notch where foreign millers can figure on
paying the high import duty plus freight
and realise a fair profit.
CONGO PETITION RECEIVED
Appeal Signed by New York Cltlsens
Will Bo Given Usual Con
sideration, WASHINGTON. Dec M. The letter of
J. Plerpont Morgan, Dr. Lyman Abbot and
othera. addressed to Secretary Root, urging
him to use the moral support of the United
States In the direction of correcting abuses
said to exiat In the Congo region. It was
stated at the department today would be
taken Into" consideration along with other
alowlar eunununioaUuna oa the subject.
ONTEST FOR SPEAKERSHIP
BepresenUtiTe Tucker Opens Headquarters
for Podge ef Douclas,
DAN NETTLETON QUARTERED NEXT DOOR
Harrison of Otoe Also on Hand and
Adam McMnllen of Gage Will
Be In Lincoln To
day. (From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Dec 26. (Special.) The
fight for speaker of the house of repre
sentatives Is on. Representative Tucker
of Douglas county, acting for Representa
tive Dodge, today flung his sign to the
breese In front of room 1 at the Llndell,
Representative Dan Nettleton opened up
In room t and Representative Harrison of
Otoe and Cass in room 62. Cunty Chair
man Craig of Gage county Is here to open
he way for the entry of Adam McMullen
for speaker, rnd he will open headquarters
Buck Taylor came In the running for
sergeant-at-arms and a few members are
here, among them being Representatives
Best, Leeder and Tucker pf Douglas and
Harte of York. Joe Burns, with his au
tomobile caj,. Is of course mingling with
the early arrivals and telling them the
university regents should hold Open meet
ings, while Charlie Rlgg, who Is not rep
resenting any corporation this winter and
who says he will take no part in the leg
islature, being employed by a contracting
firm, Is on the side lines looking on.
None of the members of the old-lime
lobby haa showed up, but thoy are ex
Inasmuch, however, as the teachers
have possession of the hotels and the ad
vertising signs of the bock concerns are
plastered in the lobby and In the corrl
dors, the early arrivals are either given
the glad hand as teachers or passed by
without ceremony and the sign of Dodge is
practically lost in the shuffle.
The candidates for speaker or their rep.
resentatlves each expressed himself as be
ing willing to take defeat without sore
spots. Representative Harrispn of Otoe
and Cass said:
"I am a candidate for speaker, but If
the legislators choose someone else It will
be all right with me. I believe, however.
no one knows who will be selected. The
most Important work of the speaker Is In
naming the committees. Any good, hon
est man can preside over the house, but
if his hands are tied by the committees
he appoints, then we will be unable to get
the legislation the people demand and
the party promised. The man who Is
chosen for speaker will have to do hla
most Important work right at the begin
nlng selecting his committees.''
So far none of the senators have showed
MINNESOTA BEGINS SUIT
Attorney General Takes Steps to Pre-
vent Issne of Great north
ern Stock. .
ST. PAUL. Deo. . Attorney. General
Young today began ah action against the
Great Northern railroad to prevent the Is
sue of $00,000,000 of new stock recently au
thorized by the board of director.
A permanent Injunction against the com.
pany, its officers, agents and servants, is
asked for restraining them from proceed
ing In any manner with the proposed Issue
and from collecting amounts due on any
subscriptions therefor or from taking any
action to carry out the plans of the stock
Issue until the company shall have made
application In writing to the railroad and
warehouse commission of Minnesota and
procured Its consent to that Issue. It also
asks for a temporary Injunction pending
The bill of complaint recites that tha
Great Northern's original capital stock was
130,000,000. that being the limit fixed by Its
charter, and that between February 1, 1890,
and March 1, 1896, the. defendant made sev
eral large Increases of stock until March
1906, Its capital stock aggregated sub
stantially $160,000,000. That all these in
creases were first made without application
to the state railroad commission as re
quired by law; that defendant has deter
mined to again Increase Its capital stock,
this time to 1210.000,000, Us stockholders hav
ing been Invited to subscribe for their pro
rata of same and that no application has
been made to the state railroad commis
sion. The attorney general contends that
unless such proceedings are restrained not
only will tha state be deprived of exam
Inatlng the propriety and purpose of the
Issue, . but the company proposes to pay
the same dividends at the rate of 7 per
cent on the Increased as upon the present
capitalization, thus Increasing the fixed
annual charges of the 'defendant by the he aaw a man with another red lantern be
sum of $4,200,000, a great portion of which ! ld0 the track. The sheriff last night put
will have to be paid by the road's Minne
The Great Northern officials were served
with the papers In the case this afternoon.
FATAL WRECK IN THE WEST
Work Train and Regular Collide Near
Taunt nnd Two Persona
TACOMA, Wash., Deo. 26. An Interurban
train from Seattle and a work train col
lided a mile north of Milton, near Edge
wood, this morning. Two persons were
killed and twelve injured. Conductor George
Ross Is among the dead. The motorman
waa fatally hurt. A flagman waa out to
str.p the passenger train, but failed.
OKORGE ROSS, conductor.
WILLIAM HARRIS, third roll man, body
cut In two.
William Guyon, motorman; fatally.
Martin Johnson, Georgetown; arm broken.
J. A. Ward of Tacoma; badly injured.
A. W. t'olllna, Edgewood; leg broken.
Seven others were slightly Injured. The
wreck occurred on a sharp grade In a deep
cut. Two flatcara were piled on the first
passenger car, crushing It to splinters. The
flagman, whose alleged carelessness caused
the wreck, cannot be found.
ZERO WEATHER IN NORTHWEST
Cold Wave Covers North Dakota,
Eastern Montana nnd South
PAUL, Dec. 26. Below aero tern-
perature prevailed tonight In North Dakota.
part of Montana and Canada. The lodal
weather bureau reports S degrees below
sero at Willlston, 4 below at Devil's Lake,
N. D., and t below at Winnipeg, Manitoba,
4 below at Mlnnedosa and 2 below at Quap
pelle. Frank Warnlck, a homesteader, was
found frozen to death near his shack three
miles north of Imperial, N. D Warnlck
was engaged In the printing business on
the Pad no ooeat eight years ago
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Snow Tboradayi Colder In the South
eastern Portion. Friday Fair.
Temperatar at Omaha Yesterdayi
Hoar. De. Hoar. Or.
B n. m...... 83 1 p. m ...... 4.1
A su m 81 a p. m 44
T a. m XI n p. m .t
N a. m M 4 p. m 4ft
n. m R.1 5 p. m 48
10 a. m AT A p. m 41
11 a. m ft T p. m ST
13 m 40 Hp. m 33
O p. m a
KANSAS BANKER SURRENDERS
Cashier of Sedan Instltatlnn Returns
to Explain and Settle
SEDAN. Kan., Dec. 26,-Otto D. Stallard,
former cashier of the People's National
bank of Sedan, who disappeared on Sep
tember 20 last owing the bank close to
$20,000, arrived home this afternoon and sur
rendered. He waa accompanied by Mrs.
At hla home at Sedan tonight Ballard re-
Iterated hla statement that he had not
misused a dollar of the bank's money and
does not know what became of It, but Said
that after discovering the shortage he had
done wrong In trying to hide It from the
directors and the examiners. He admit
ted making false entries to do this, but
said he was ready to take whatever punish
ment should be given him for doing this.
He offered, tonight to explain all the false
entries and do what he could toward cor
recting the bank's books. He also asked to
be allowed to remain at Sedan and to pay
back at once as much of the money as he
could and to pay back the remainder of It
aa fast as he could earn It. Although his
shortage was about $30,000, the properety
that he left reduced the net shortage to
about $12,000, and this has been made good
by tbe stokcholders.
PUGILIST DIES OF PNEUMONIA
Jury nt Fargo, It. !., Returns This
Verdict In Fatality Following
Bout Before elks Lodge.
FARGO, N. D., Doc. 26. After hearing
the testimony of several physicians, the
coroner's Jury which has been Investigating
the death of Calvin Good, a negro pugilist
who died after being knocked out at a
recent session of the local lodge of Elks,
rendered a verdict that Good died of pneu
monia and no blame attached to the Elks.
Good went on for a ten-round bout with
Jim Gains, another negro pugilist. There
were many notables at the ringside. In
cluding lieutenant Governor-elect Lewis,
Sheriff Hunt and United States Attorney
In the eighth round Good fell unconscious
and remained In that condition until he
died several hours later. Post mortem ex
amination disclosed the fact that his lungs
were badly congested and that he would
probably have died of pneumonia within a
short time, his death merely being hastened
by violent eexrclse. Gains, the successful
opponent of Good, fled to Winnipeg.
WORK ON COLORADO RIVER
Southern Paclfle Begins Repair of
Break Which Threatens
Damage to Mexico.
WASHINGTON.' Dec. 26.-The work of re
pair on the break In the Colorado river
JuBt across the Mexican-California Interna
tional boundary line, which threatened to
do such great damage In the Imperial and
Colorado valleys, has been commenced In
accordance Willi Instructions given by E.
Information to this effect la contained In
a dispatch received here by Dr. Walcott
of the geological survey. Piles are being
driven into the river at the place where
the break occurred and over these the
Southern Pacific Railroad company Is run
ning its tracks. Huge blocks are being
dropped into the river to form the founda
tion for the brush and other material with
which the gap in the river will be filled.
THREAT T0JJSE DYNAMITE
Blackmailers Demand 2(1,000) from
Billings Sugar Factory
BILLINGS, Mont., Dec. 26. Several days
ago the manager of the Billings sugar fac
tory received a threatening letter that un
less the sugar factory gave up 125,000 the
plant would be dynamited and blown into
The letter directed that the sugar com
pany place a man representing the com
I pany on a Burlington train with a red
1 lantern, who waa to drop the money when
a posse on the train Including a sugar com
pany representative, taking with them a
red lantern and a package, but found no
sign Indicating that the highwayman had
carried out hla part of the schedule.
COUNT CREIGHTON IS BETTER
Slight Improvement Encourages
Physicians, Though Danger
Point Is Not Passed.
The condlton of Count John A. Crelghton,
who Is lying seriously 111 with pneumonia
at his home, was said to be more favorable
late last night. The disease took, a turn
for the better during the day, and while
the outcome cannot be predicted for sev
eral days, his physicians were encouraged
by the change. He was resting easier
than he had been at any time since he
was taken sick. The disease has not
reached the crisis yet and great anxiety
will be felt by his friends for three or four
days. By that time It Is believed the worst
stage will have passed.
EXPLORERS PERISH IN DESERT
Remains of Prof. Thomas Grlndell
nnd Party Found In Soaorn,
EL PASO, Tex., Dec. 26. The remains of
Prof. Thomas Grlndell and his party, who
left Douglas, Arts., In June, 1904, on an
exploring expedition to Tlburon Island, lo-
cated in ine uun or lauiornia, dui who
were never afterward heard from, have
Just been found In a desert In Sonora,
I where they perished, evidently for want
I of water. The identity was made through
letters aaaressea u uniweu rouna wun
the, remains. Qrlndtll was principal of
the Douglas schools.
Railroad Knglneer Dies.
SPRINGFIELD, III., Dee. 26.-Englni.er
Edward C. Eberle, who wae Injured In the
Chlnam. Peoria A St. Louis train wreck
last night at Gardner, died In St. John's
hosultal here today. Flreutaa Phelvs Is In
a critical condition.
PARDONS COME EASY
Gorernor Hicker Has Granted Twelrs
Curing BU roar-Tear Term.
LAST OF THE LIST COMES YESTERDAY
Alio Makes a Becord in ths Matter of
Commuting; of Gentenoei.
SIXTY-FIVE TERMS ARE SHORTENED DP
Theee Iaolnde Only Thoie Granted fot
More Fevere Crimes,
PAROLE RECORD IS ALSO A LONG ONE
Report to Be Made to the Legislature
of All Cnses of Executive Clem
ency, with the Reasons for
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Shooting to kill
S(in rl n tt m orn a tn - hhAa falsa
pretenses 0 1
Total commutations In four years. .... ."9
Total pardona in four years IS
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Doc. (Special.) Governor
Mickey this afternoon granted a pardon
to Charles D. McMillan, serving a sen
tence of eight years for manslaughter,
making a total of twelve pardons he has
granted during his four years at the head
of the state. During this time Governor
Mickey has also commuted the sentence
of sixty-five convicts, which, considered
with the pardons, breaks the record In Ne
braska for executive clemency.
These statistics show the governor's par
don record complete and Includes his com
mutations of sentences Imposed for the
more severe crimes only. In the matter
of releasing convicts on parole Governor
Mickey has also broken a record, the num
ber during hla adminintratlnn being greatly
In excess of the number under any previous
Under the law prisoners serving time In
the penitentiary are allowed for good time
two months the first year of Imprisonment,
three months for the second and third
years and four months the fourth year and
each year thereafter, whenever their con
duct as prisoners comes up to the require
ments of the warden. Th.s Is the reason
many of the commutations have been
granted, it being customary to commute
sentence to Include the good time allow
ance or the prisoner, some or ine sen
tences have been commuted because of the
poor health of the convicts. The gov
ernor's record In each Instance shows who
recommended executive clemency, and filed
with the records and a part of them are
letters received bearing on the matter.
Under the law the governor Is required to
report to the legislature all the pardona
he grants, together with the commutation
Of both penitentiary and Jail sentences,
giving reasons for his action. This he
will do In his forthcoming message.
List of tbe Pardons.
Following Is a list of the convicts re
leased by pardon and commutation of sen
tence to date, together with the crime of
which they were convicted and the sen
tence: Sentences commuted by Governor Mickey
Frank Slivers, April i. Sentence began
April a, 1902; three years for burglary.
l.lUlun Stevens, from Douglas county
Jail, March 18; sentence reduced from one
year to ten months eighteen days; con
victed of larceny.
Louis Godala, July 4. Sentence began
June 2H. 1901; two years six months, for
Mike Nlckvicka, July 23. Sentence began
December 1, 1902; one year for concealing
Sentences commuted during 1904:
John Patterson, March 23. Sentence be
gan March ai, 1902; three years for robbery.
Ralph Klmler, May 7. Sentence began
January 13, 1902; three years for cattle
Cyrus Dunn, July 4. Sentenoe began Oc
tober 12. Ib94; thirty years for murder, sec
William Kelly, Septemeber 1. Sentenoe
began March 28, 19u3; three years for rob-
biomas Hambarger, September I. Sen
tence began March 24, 19o3; three year
-Samuel T. Goldsberry, November 23. Sen
tence began February 7. 1903; three year
for receiving atolen property.
Morris Hldy. December 6. Sentence be
gan November 28, 19u3; two years for
John Dore, Jail sentence of twenty-five
days reduced to seven days; convicted at
George Coll, December 19. Sentence be
gan April 12, 19H0; ten years for murder in
the second degree.
Herbert Cockeran, December ,!3. Sen
tence began March 8, 19A; nine years for
Mason Miller, petit larceny: fine reduced
from $J6 to $16; convicted at Uncoln.
Sentences commuted during lie :
Noel Martin, January 11. Sentence began
February 2s. 1902; five years for larceny.
from the person.
William Simpson, February 8. Sentence
began November 11. 19U6; nfteen years for
shooting with Intent to kill.
Frank Henry, March 16. Sentence began
May W. 1903; six vears for robbery.
Lron Douglas, March 20; sentence began
February 1, 194, two years and six montun;
burglary and larceny.
John Monroe, Jail sentence, March I.',
from sixty to fifty-three days; vagrancy.
John Dicker, Jail sentenoe, reduced two
months, April 15; daylight burglary.
George W. Davis, May 7, sentence began
January S, life for murder.
J. K. Thompson, May 20, sentenoe b gun
February 1, 11", three yia.. . icr toigeiy.
Iyoul. Bonghuer, sentence comtnutod and
$3o0 fine remitted June 6; Jail sentence, six
George Nelby, Douglas county Jail. Juno
16; breaking and entering car; reduced ono
William Washington, June le. from one
year in penitentiary to one year in DougUe
tounty Jail for forgery.
Frank K. Uhs, July 1; sentence began De
cember 29. I9iii); seven years for burglary.
diaries C. C'harleton, July S; sentence be
gan April 16, lsaO; Ufa for murder.
Fred Miller, released from Jail July 21$
thirty days for Intoxication.
Hairy Fink, commuted from penitentiary
to Douglas county jull; sentence July 1 for
six months for einbexzleinenl.
James Wade, August ; sentence began
April 11, 19U3; five yeara for obtaining money
under false pretenses.
Willard JolinHion, August 21; Jail sentence
Induced from ninety days to forty-five days;
asaault and battery.
Pearl Kgley, August SO, Lanosster county
Jail, from three months to thirty-five days
convicted of nruesUutlnn.
Cliarles iirooderi, eeptem
. beaan June 22, is; twenty
eptemner l; sentenoe
inree yers for
llihbard lAvary. September 1; sentence
began February 15, 19"3; life for murder.
John Bailey, colored, k tolr 9; sentence
W-an December 15, 19u9; three ysare for
Michael I-amb. October 17; sentence be
gan July 23, 19u2; iilno years for procuring
a felony. '
William Brown, colored, November ; en-
tenoa began November :a, tour y
! for robbery.
J timer beard, Lancaster county Jail,
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