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The Omaha Daily
Your Monty's Worth
Best tlT. West
Pages 1 to 8.
(hpr'et S. Fairchildand Qeorsre W. Ferkins
Indicted by New York Grand Jury.
Tummy Pali of Stocks Entered oa Books
of hew York Life Campany.
Statement by the grand jury
Manipulation of oooki BetuHed in No
Lou to Policyholders.
Falrrhlld 'Was Formerly Secretory of
the Treasury end Perkins la
Member of Banking Firm
of Mo rata n Jk Co.
NEW YORK, rec. as.-Oeorge W. Ter
kins, formerly vice president of the New
York Life Insurance company, and now a ! A" efforts made during the nlKht to reach
member of the firm of J. P. Morgan & Co.. j them w"e futile, but this morning small
nnil Charles 8. Falrchlld, formerly s re- j quantities of provisions were conveyed to
tary of the treasury and a trustee of th.i lh rsenRrs and crews. The equipment
New York Life Insurance company, were ' of the Rrltish railroads Is Inadequate to
Indicted today by the grand jury chaiged ! n,'a1 w'th these condition, heretofore almost
with forgury In the third degree. The In- i unknown In this country,
dlctemcnls were based on what Is known ; Several women had narrow escapes Tram
us tho Russian bond transaction. In wsjich death on account of the collapse of a snow
It Is chanced that a false statement was ladpr r"f r a Coven t Garden warehouse
made by the New York Ufe Insurance . bu' most of them were rescud from the
company In order to satisfy tho government
of Prussia as to the securities held by that
Mr. Perkins appeared in court and gave
bail m the sum of $10,000. Mr. Fairchlld 18
in Europe.
One of (he transactions Investigated by
the grand jury in this connection and the
one on which Indictments were found, is
what Is alleged to be a dummy sale of IO.iW
shares of Chicago & Northwestern pre
fer! ed stuck and B.3'0 shares of St. Paul
stoik to the New Ycr Security and TiUst
company. As far as appeared on the books
of the New York Ufe Insurance company
this transaction was a complete sale of the
securities. The. New York Security and
Trust company, however, recorded It as a j James Bryce as ambassador to Washing
loan. Later these shares were sold by the ! ton. This must be received before the
New York Security and Trust company official announcement of the appointment
with a profit (o the Life Insurance company ! can bo published. The appointment had
of SI5J.OH0. This alleged false statement of i been admitted by the Foreign office and
sale had for Its object compliance with the Mr. bryce has announced it in a letter to
rules of thi Prussian government tha a his constituents, but the proclamation of
life insurance company dorm? business In j the king Is lying on a desk awaiting a
that country shall not Include corporation j cablegram from Washington. The moment
storks in its assests, hut may include ona
in such assests.
Statement by Grand Jury.
The indictments were reported to Re
corder Goit while another case was being
x Tt. i.,, wa. .l.n.i.i
-voile' the recorder listened to the report continue to be plain Mr. Bryce, both be-"r-.h
.,r. Th inr. reported ix cause of his own inclination and because
Indictments against each of the accused
men. Accompanying tho Indictments waa
the following statement:
Tho grand Jury respectfully presents that
In filing a bll! of Indictment against two
nArmni tnr nfTtft omrvlftifl In e.innee- '
tion with the affairs of the New York Life
Insurance company, that, accepting tho law
of f v3K cases as advised by the district
attorney, they felt constrained to find the
Indictment this day Bled. The grand jur-
vicilor. that in doing the acts charged the
defendants were Influenced by a desire to
ber.ent the policy holders of the New York
Life Insurance company: that the defend
ants themselves neither did nor could in
any way personally profit from the acts
done, and that tho evidence conclusively
showed that a large pecuniary benefit was
derived by the policy holders as a conse
quence of these acts.
After presenting the Indictments the
grand Jury was discharged with the thanks
of the recorder.
Perkins Pleads Not Guilty.
Mr. Perkins was arraigned In the court
of general sessions and he entered a plea of
not guilty to the Indictments, reserving
the right to withdraw the pica at a later
date. He was given until January 21 to
file demurrers.
Hail for Mr. Perkins was furnished by J.
P. Morgan, Jr., who pledged the house at
222 Madison avenue, valued at $300,000, and
Cleveland H. Dodge, who pledged six acres
of land In New York City, valued at $50,000,
T.Aa.naa "S t.U If. n.l.l.. A I I A I
"7 ""u mr' ' " Minister of Education. Brland called forth
would not be necessary to furnish two repeatpa appittUse by assurances of the gov
bondsmen. Mr. Perkins replied: "I prefer emmenf. determination not to enter upon
io nave iwo vonomnen. u is my wisn to
furnish enough surety to make the bond
doubly sure."
Ths Impression which hid become general
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cae by the grand Jury would be Impos-
s!bl on account of the statute of llmlta-
tions was srTOneous. It waa stated today i influential laymen considered the law of
that the investigation would be continued 1905 acceptable, but were compelled to re
by the grand Jury, which will begin Its ! fraln from submission thereto because of an
labors In January,
History of the Cass.
Ths grand Jury's Investigation of the af
fairs of the New York Life Insurance turn-
pany, which resulted In the Indictments I
today, was an outgrowth of ths investlga-
tion of the lnsuranca companies by a legun
latlve committee a year ago.
Bo voluminous was the testimony taken
by ths legislative committee that Dlstrtot
Attorney Jerome was occupied for months
In examining It. . George W. Perkins, a
former vice president of the company and
mber of one of the most Influential
financial firms In ths world, was arrested
on a technical charge, of larceny, but that
the proceedings were merely a test case
waa shown when It was perm I ted to go
through to the highest court In the stats
without any opposition from ths accused.
, Ths pressure upou District Attorney
Jerome to proceed against high officials in
creased rather than diminished as time
went on. During ths spring months the
public demand for sctton was reinforced
by Justice O'Bulllvan of the court of fun
eral sessions, who, in a sensational charge
to a grand Jury, directed them to take up
and Investigate Insurance matters, with
ths asalstanca of the attorney general.
he choss to glvs them assistance, or with-
out It. ir ne on not. xns question was occurreu near ATDroatn, on tne North
considered to some extent by that Jury, British railroad, between Edinburgh and
but no definite conclusion waa reached, and Aberdeen. Among the persons injured is
the work they had begun was left unfln- i Alexander William Black, member of the
Ishsd when they were dismissed. On ths ; Huum of Commons, from Banffshire, Scot
rsnuast of the district attorney a special 1 land.
grand Jury vu next drawn for the sole
purpose of taking up the Insurance cases. from London for Aberdeen were held up at ' tee commission has been In communlca
rasa Causes Artlvltv Arbroath. During the afternoon the line tion with Wllbert George, a negro, who is
Ths real activity, however, began only a
few weeks ago, after the conviction of
. r. t 1 ,
( SJ Tt W . DUI nn tit, j . . 1 i l-uuiiici
for ths Mutual Reserve Life Insurance
, on charge of forgery. The In-
11 f Burnham and twe other high
officials of the Mutual Reserve had fol
lowed ths Insurance Investigation. A ver
dlst against Burnham convinced Mr.
Jerome, so ! later announced, that there
might be grounds upon which ha could
proceed against ths officials of ths New
York Life. As a result, the matter waa
(Continued 00 Seoood Page.)
Con Dunn OiT font and
Slnt Persons Frtfn to
LONDON'. Dec 2. The crew of the
Japums liner Awa Maru, which ran on
the rucks off Redcar lust niht, were
tuken oft by Me boats.
A telegram from Holyhead gay an un
identified vessel has foundered off Rlios
cuiyu point. Wales. Distress roi keis were
sent up last night and a life boat put out
and searched fur hours, but found no sign
of tho vestcl.
Nine pet sons have b"en found frozen to
death on nada In England alone during
the past twenty-four hour
The continuing sin.wfall has created prac
tically an unprecendented situation, tho
worfct known .n thirty years In Gieit
Flritiiin and the conditions existing here
are apparently generally throughout
Europe. Ftoni nil parts f Oreat Britain
conies stories of trains burhd In now
drlfts. the worst case being that of n pas
senger train Kiund from Dundee to Edin
burgh, which ran Info a snowdrift at 6
o'clock last nli;ht three miles from St.
Andrews end la still Imlx-drtcd.
A rescue train sent to the assistance of
the passenger train also stuck In a d lit.
CORTNNA, Ppaln. Deo. 28 The Sranlsh
fishing steamer I'rlmero has foundered In a
storm. All cf Its crew were lost with the
exception of one.
Statement from lindnn that Appoint
ment Awaits Approval of
I'nlted States.
LONDON. Dec. 28-The t'nlted States l
causing Rritlsh officialdom considerable
embarrassment through Its failure to send
In its acceptance of the appointment of
tills message is received a special gazette
will be Issued and formal information sent
to the press.
Nothing has been decided in the matter
of a peerage for James Bryce, and In this
. case also the general belief is that he will
Of the opinion that America would prefer It.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 28. When shown
the cublogrant from London saying the
British government is embarrassed because
' of the failure of the United States to send
an acceptance of the appointment of James
Bryce as ambassador to the United States,
Secretary Root tonight said:
"The British government was notified
j hfAh onUy through Ambassador Durand
and in writing several days ago that the
appointment of Mr. Bryce would be eml-
nently satisfactory to this government."
It was announced in Washington dis
patches a week ago that in response to
inquiries from the British government
President Roosevelt had Indicated that Mr.
Bryoe's appointment would be entirely
French Minister Says Desire ot
Vatican for Persecution Will Not
Be Acceded To.
PARIS. Deo. JR. The Senate today con
cluded the general debate on the church
measure and the principle of the bill waa
approved today by lfc7 yeas to 87 nays There
, remains only discussion of the details of
the various sections, and it is expectea itus
will be concluded tomorrow.
superfluous negotiations with Rome, and
not to accede to the Vatican's evident de-
sire for persecution. The Vatican, declared
M. Briand, had refused liberty. The bill
, d0ea not violate the spiritual infiuei ce of
J tne hlerachy. he said, and proof la found in
the fact that manv bishop elerirvmen and
obedience to Homo, which the speaker said
resembled slavery. The government had
offered the church the full benefit of the
common law hitherto demanded by the
pope, but It would not accord special rights
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l" v,
rty wtt " own "'t; continued the mln-
1"ter' . The P"""' W." woul1 . .t th?
cnurch VtMn ,rvB'aw ,n, T. . ,l,wr na
! OD"Re ln vpf- " n ae8,rea 10 ronimue
1 re"lBtano' to resort to private worship, and
i thl" meaure never would be accepted by
I the 1 athollc or trance, rne cessation or
,m""u """""J" " ' " , T T
anate from Rome. M. Brlend averred, and
mis wouia oe cieany unaersiooc, oy tne
country at large.
The senate has ordered that M. Brland's
speech be plaoarded throughout France.
Anniversary of Tay Bridge Disaster
Marked by Another Big Wreck
la that Vicinity.
DUNDEE. Scotland, Dec. 28. In a rail
road collision today, caused by the heavy
If snowstorm, sixteen persons were killed '
; and more than thirty injured. The accident
i Owing to the heavy fall of snow trains
' wa d"''1 and on train proceeded for
! Lmndee- It stopped at Elliott Junction and
ths danger signals were thought to hava
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i t,en ' 1 "ea lo at"t. however,
' through being clogged w ith snow, and an
' preas train dashed into the rear of tho
waiting train.
It Is reca-.ed that the Arbroath accident , and he had accepted, but had failed to ap
occurred on the anniversary of Scotland's j pear for duty on account of these threats,
worst railroad accident, the Tay bridge I The commissioners think the matter will
disaster of 18T. and within twenty miles ' remain In the position It now is until the
of the same scene thereof. In that wreck
a bridge collapsed and precipitated a train
with more than seventy persona Into the
river. No . escaped,
Quartermaster General Humphrey Rejects
Proposals for Worv that Post.
e Generals Daring
" 'y o ' Ilrlnnr the
tar to Brigadier
N .leral T. J. Wlet.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Dec 2s. (Special Tele
gram.) quartermaster General Humphrey
today decided to reject all bids which have
been submitted to his department for con- Uictments ajrainsi mier until v eon sua y develo? lonn interesting phases very
structlng twelve buildings, consisting of morning, at which time Judge Graham Will gnonly- Tne talk g e.ther combination
cavalry barracks, quarters and stables at have made it evident whether he Intends to tf hf. fle,d j,, McMullen or a combl
Fort Robinson. Neb. One bid for two I Hce the Ruef-Schmltz case 1n half. I nn,,,m of the neld against Nettleton. Two
double captain s quarters, one double lieu- j In passing on the matter Judge. Dunne , or tnrfe lh can0UUtet) have discussed
tenants' quarters, one set bachelor oltl- jsald: ' a combination of the field against the
cer.' quarters, two double cavalry bar- lam tnM lArr Informally, but there were nM
racks, and veterinarian stable, amounting n(j j llive HiM noticed that they Invariably enough members here during the day to
to was submitted by G. F. Atkin- appral to Judge Graham as a man of large definitely show whether the field could or-
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son. Colorado Hprings, ana one mu lor iwo i
double stables and four cavalry stables,
amounting to tKi.016, by Wllllaim lmpson, ,)uct of this court, and It seems to me th it ) their hands off of the organisation ef the
Denver. These bids, It is stated, are 10 j I ought not to bo called upon to do an idle hoU!I(1 Bg thpr lobbyists would have the
to 20 per cent higher than any prices ever ; com"nedoedd wWhThis general public believe, but as in the pa.t
puld for similar work, and both were re- .inquiry In the present condition. If the ap- ; they will do all In their power to secure
Jected by the department, which will ad- : plication of the counsel to Judfc" OrHham ' organisation suited to their purpose. To
vertlse for new bids, with the condition . ''ca nWUVmn' thi. end Hur.lngton I.-bbylst W. A. DM
Imposed that work laust be commenced Tiot , ,,roceed under the very ctrcumstano s of worth, waa here yesterday, as was his lieu
later than April 15 and completed within , the cape with the henrlna: of th's matter tenant Frann Young of the same brigade,
fifteen month, of award of contract. j ?:h. W" " TX do.nJ; fLl ! Iafing around the Llndell lobby are a few
High prices of labor and material In 'h"
west Is said to be the cause of the fancy I
figures wanted by contractors for construc
tion work.
Shaw Declines to Dlscnss Fntnre.
Secretary Shaw, when shown a dispatch
for New York to the effect that he would I
not become president of the Mutual Life 1
Insurance company, but would probably go '.
w. st and resume his bunking business In j
Iowa, said thut while he appreciated the ,
Interest his friends had in his future move
ments, he was not yet prepared to liscusa
tho matter. "I am busy now with work
connected with the Treasury department
and' until that is concluded It will be Im
possible for me to outline my plans. I
will Issue a statement In due season as
to my business plana. Beyond that I can
not talk at present."
Promotions In the Arniy.
On next Tuesday Brigadier General
Franklin Bell, chief of staff and , now in
command of the army of Cuban pacifica
tion, will be succeeded by Brigadier Gen
eral Theodore J. Wlnt, who Is already on
the ground. On next Wednesday Major
General Jesse M. I-ee will be retired and
General Bell will receive two stars.
Major General James F Wade, senior
officer In his grade and second officer In
rank in the army, will retire for age April
14, next, the vacancy being possibly filled
by the promotion of Brigadier General Wil
liam S. McCaskey, commanding ths De
partment of Texas, who will himself retire
October i, next. The permanent appoint
ment of a major genral Is then expected
to go to General Wint, although General
Fred Funston Is senior to Wlnt in his re
ception of the Btar. General Wlnt will re
tire in 1809, while General Eunston win
not reach the retiring age until nearly
twenty years later.
During 1907, a number of brigadiers will
be made, and It is believed" Colonel Enoch
II. Crowder of. the Judge advocate general's
department and now assisting Governor
Magoon In Cuba, will be among those to
receive the star. His many friends in
Omaha and Washington are hoping that
Crowder will reach his well deserved pro
motion some time next year.
Number of Rural Carriers Are Ap
polated for Routes In
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Dec. 28.-(SpeclaI Tele
gram.) Rural carriers appointed for Ne
braska routes: Albion, route 2, Andrew
M. Watson, carrier; Rolla Watson, sub
stitute. Burchard, route 3, John F. How-
I land, carrier; Samuel Deadorf, substitute.
i Fullerton. route 8, Martin L. Moore, car-
Susanna E. Moore, substitute. Grand
i i.iandi route 4, Albert U Ramsbel, carrier;
jonnnie B. Wyatt, substitute. Rlverdale.
! route 1, Roy U. Dennis, carrier; Dora Den
nis, substitute.
Postmasters appointed: South Dakota,
Chancellor, Turner county, Christian F.
, Gordon vice H. H. Wheelhonse, resigned;
j Draper, Lyman county, Celia O. Kensella
; v)ce f. H. McMaster, resigned. Wyoming,
' Moneto, Tremont county, Harry Bryant
j Vce w. J. Riley, resigned.
On the recommendation of Congressman
Kinkald, Dr. E. T. Wilson has Deen P -
pointed pension examining surgeon at
O'Netl, Neb., rice Dr. J. L. Mcuonaia, re
Head of Roosevelt Third Term League
Says Matter Must 'Coma
from People.
NEW YORK. Dec. 38.-Edward A. Horner
if cng-o, president of the Roosevelt
Term when asked yesterday
1 about lhe orranlration. Bald:
u ,a not our purple t0 appeal to the
' politicians; In fact, we don't want any of
them. It is to be a matter which Is to i
, ,ome drectly from the people, and for my.
I rto., care whether President Roosa-
j yet ke, u or not To my mlndi ne has
nothing to say about it. He Is the only
man In whom the people have absolute
and Implicit confidence. We know he Is
honest; his actions have demonstrated It
beyond doubt."
The headquarters of the league are In
Tho league Is sending broadcast
over the country copies of Its platform,
which sets forth that President Roosevelt
shoutd bs nominated and tells why ths
i league Is nonpartisan.
Only Maa Eligible for Mississippi
Postal Clerkship Advised to
tay Away.
I WASHINGTON. Dec. 28. The Civil Serv.
. the only eligible for a clerkship In the
postofflca at Hattiesburg. Miss., and who
has been advised by certain white
. -
to remain awmy from tne postottlca, other
, wise he would be mobbed. George advisei
. the commission that the postmaster at
Hattiesburg had tendered him a position
. attention of the Postofflce department or
the commission la called officially to ths
Inability of George to perform the work
to whlua be haa been assigned.
Judge Dunne Accuse Heart ot
Superior ( onrt with Interfering
with Ilia Department. t
today administered a remarkable rebuke to
Presiding Judge Graham when he learned
that the latter Is preared to cmstder the
motion of the attorneys for Mayor Sohmlta
to have his case transferred to another
court. Judge Dunne not only directly ac
cused Op-ahum of Interfering with the busi
ness of his department, but declared with
an air of finality that If the Schmlti cae Is
taken away from him the Ruef case must
go with It.
On that account he continued the proceed-
logs looking to the setting aside of the In- ;
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n. .,., , ..Vh ,'hp nrderlv con- '
mlt the matter to you. You have my views. I
j,,rtK0 Graham'todav postponed until Mon-
day morning the hearing of Mayor Schmlti remain unattached. These unattached Iot
motlon for a transfer of his Indictment i bylsts. however, are doing the "listening"
ease from Judge Dunne's court to some .
other department of the superior court.
The postponement was ordered after a bit'
ter interchange of words by the attorneys
and at the request of Assistant Dlstr ct
Attorney Hiram Johnson, who desires to
file counter affidavits.
Seeks to Avoid Blar Hill at Athol on
Line from Denver to
CHEYENNE, Wyo.. Dec. 28. (Special.)
About six months ago it was announced
that the Union Pacific had a party of
surveyors In the field surveying a cutoff
from a point near Car on the Colorado
division, to a point neaj Borie, on the
Wyoming division, west of Cheyenne, thus
avoiding Athol hill and shortening the run
from Denver to coast points by two hours.
Today right-of-way maps were filed by
the Union Pacific in the office of the
county clerk here Rhowing this cutoff al
most exactly as described at that time.
The map Is certified to by R. L. Huntley,
chief engineer of the Union Pacific system,
and shows that portion of the cutoff lying
In Laramie county, it is understood that
the new line will leave the present right-of-way
at a point near Carr station, on the
Union Pacific, extending to a connection
with the main line of the Union Pacific
west of Cheyenne about one and one-half
miles east of Borle. Another line will
leave the cutoff in section 83. townBhlp
13, range B7, and will extend to a con
nection with the Union Puclflo near Cor
lett, about eight miles east of Borie. This
second line will be used for traffic between
Cheyenne and Denver only, all the western
business passing over the main cutoff.
Construction work on the new line will
be started as early as possible, probably
during the month of March, and It Is the
desire of the company- to have trains run
ning over the shortcut before the end of
The new line will mean only the saving of
a few miles between Denver and Salt Lake
City, but it will mean a vast saving In time,
almost two hours being' consumed in climb
ing Athol hill.
Well Defined Rumor Man Who Shot
Army Officer Will Be Arrested
Within Few Hours.
EL RENO. Okl., Dec. 28. Major Ven-
rose, commandant at Fort Reno, tonight
refused to make any statement regarding
a rep0rt that he has a clue to the identity
and whereabouts of the person believed
to be a discharged soldier of the Twenty
fifth infantry, who shot and seriously
wounded Captain Edgar B. Mockl n a
. wee ag0 tt s believed here, however,
, that nn naa Becured definite lntormtt'pn
i an(j tnat the assailant will be In custody
wltnn a short time.
I Major Penrose says that Captain Mack-
jn.8 condition Is showing much lmprove-
, ment, though It probably will require
many weeks to restore his health
Ill-concealed excitement and Intense
feeling still prevails here over the as
sault upon Mrs. T. S. Cllff.ird. wife of a
prominent physician, by a negro yester
day afternoon. While Major Penrose posi
tively declines to discuss the affair at
this time. It Is understood from other
army sources that all of the regulars
have been accounted fpr and that the
Insult was given either by a discharged
soldier or a negro clvlltan who might
have purchased his cast-off uniform.
is understood arrests are to be made soon.
but that If possible the fact will be kept
secret In order to avoid prpbable mob
; violence,
Organisation la Completed and Con
stitution and By-Laws Are
NEW YORK. Dec. 28. The Association of
Life Insurance Presidents was organized
1 here today and a constitution and bylaws
, adopted. Ten of the fourteen presidents
I who attended voted to adopt the constltu-
I tion and bylaws, the others being ex
cused from voting until they can consult
with their directors. The meeting ad
journed until Januaty 17.
The object of the association la the "Im
provement of the life insurance business
by the Inauguration of better practices,
with the aim of ultimately Increasing
dividends and thereby reducing the cost
of life Insurance to policyholders.
It was announced that it would be the
policy of the new association pubflcly to
present the merits of life insurance when
! ever the Interests of policyholders are as
j sailed.
(real lonacri nasi snow t aase
Why lajuartloa Should Not
Be Issued.
ST. PAUL. Dec. 2S. The district court
haa ordered the Great Northern to show
cause why a temporary Injunction should
not be granted restraining the proponed
Issue of StiO.uuv.GU) of stock.
Not Eetelooed lar Ir,ueh to lidioate
Vrhat Etreneth it Haa.
Indications, However, Are They Are
finally at Work 1'nder ( over to
Secure Favorable Organ
isation. (From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Dec. 28 (Special.) Rumors of
combinations filled the air today and tli
iIulicalIonB are lhe speakership fight will
S"ie against any one man.
The corporation are not going to keep
unattached lobbyists, who are protending
thev are looking for nothing" and expect to
act, and within a short time they will have
to show their hands.
Little Talk Among Senators.
Among the senators there Is little talk
of an organization. Inasmuch as the presi
dent of the senate has llttl-3 authority, and
tho committees even are appointed by a
committee, few candidates have come out
for the place. J. C. F. McKesson of Lan
caster Is here on the ground, of course.
and he wants tho place, and Joe Burns Is
his general manager". Saunders of Doug
las county has no manager here and
neither Is he here, while Wlltse of Cedar,
who Is considered a strong 'candidate for
the place, did not show up during the day
Parties who do not want Dodgo for
speaker are saying Saunders will bo made
president pro tern of the senate In an effort
to sidetrack Dodge, while those who favor
Dodge are saying the same thing ' about
the candidacy of Saunders.
Nettleton Is Angry
Candidate Nettleton waa extremely net
tled this morning when a demo-pop said
he waa receiving the support of the state
cpmmtttee officials and the backing of
Norris Brown even to the ettent of se
curing a room at the republican state
headquarters for nothing. Mr. Nettleton
answered the statement In these few, but
pointed words:
"It's a d n lie.
And since the appearance of the state
ment In the paper Landlord Steve Hoover
has been chasing himself anound every
where telling that Mr. Nettleton pays for
his headquarters the same as any other
. Former Representative Cuubingham,
who started out as a candidate for ser-geant-at-arms
of the house,, has with
drawn from the race and very magnani
mously has requested It be made public
that he will sacrifice his own interests to
secure the appointment fit George H.
Washburn of his town of Glltner as post
master of the senate.
It. A. Hober, who was sergeant-at-arms
of the Benute during the. last session, is
on the ground to get his old Job back. He
halls from Fullerton. Other candidates for
minor places are beginning to come In and
are almost as numerous as the legislators.
Among the sejiators, Epperson of Clay
county added himself to the list this after
noon, declaring that ho cares little about
who fills the offices, though he said there
would be no doubt that every .measure
pledged In the platform would be enacted
into law. Senator Epperson brought some
fame to himself two years, ago by offer
lng a motion to poison the dog of an
editor who had spoken derogatory of the
legislature. The senators had worked them
Belvea Into a white heat and some of them
were foaming, almost. In their determination
of this newspaper man when Epperson
got the floor.
Mr. President," he said, "something
awful should be done to that editor. His
action Justifies the most severe punish
ment. I therefore move you, Mr. President
that a committee of three be appointed to
poison the editor's dog.'
It had the effect of starting the Benate
on another line of business. Incidentally
Mr. Epperson brought his dog with him
and said he was going to take it over to a
relative to visit during the winter,
Secretary of State Junkin tonight an
nounced the appointment of Walker Smith
of Elwood, Gosper county, as recording
clerk In his office. The position pays $100
a month. Mr. Smith was for three terms
county clerk of his county and Is an ex
tensive land owner. This makes the sec
ond Smith in the office, and as Deputy
Waifs mother Is a Smith Mr. Junkin
said he felt he had done his duty by the
Smith family.
Among the arrivals tonlgtit was Repre
sentative Hill of Imperial, who Is a eandl
date for speaker. Mr. Hill has doclded
not to open headquarters, but will feel
out the members on his chances and take
a shot at the plum at the caucus without
making a vigorous campaign
Mike Lee came down from Douglas
county and brought the Information ths
the balance of the delegation, or a big por
. 1. in v. - i ..- ,,,
m .1 . T were K ,n!7 Wt'' U t0"lM
lh",aol?J' w?Jl;;tU,ned a.verd.ct of acquittal. The case
Culloch of Gage, ttenkei or enster.
Ressc representing Adams and Webster.
Wilson of Custer and Hamer of Buffalo.
Rev. Mr. Flook of Omaha, who was chap-
lain of the senate two years ago. Is here
to boom his candidacy for the sume place
this year. Some of the members will go
home tomorrow to spend Sunday.
Widow of New York Financier Says
Requests for Charity Are
NEW YORK, Dec. 28. Mrs. Russell Sage,
widow of the financier, today gave out a
statement In which she declared that It I from New york.
was not her intention to distribute Immedl- j e0"'0"-ArTlvd: Sylvania. from Uv
ately the money left by her husband, and , At Antwerp Sailed: Menomlnle, for
much less does she Intend to distribute It ! Boston.
everywhere and to everybody. She
clared that she has at her own doors
plenty of cases of need which have a
neortr clulm on her than the people of
other cities whose needs, she believes, can
and should be met by philanthropic per
sons In those cities. The earliest date at
which her husband's estate can be closed
up, she says, Is one year from his death,
and therefore present applications t her
are premature.
Fnreenat for tehrnaka Fair and
Somewhat Colder Saturday. Sunday
faste. ,
1 Indictments In Insnrnnre Case.
Army Cnnstrnrtlon Hln Too tllah.
TnlU of Combination on Speaker,
(hair of the Prison Parole law.
2 F.fTeet of Car Shortnae on Trade
n e from sll Parts of braaka.
A. J. Cassntt Dies Snddenly.
S Flnanrlnl Review of the Week.
TnrlfT anil the Trnsta Ptsenssrd.
B Spnrtlnsr Events of the liny.
O'Neill Asraln Heads Western.
II Affairs at Snnth Omaha.
T Few of the sj-sv l.asvs Wanted.
Ak-Snr-llen Annual Meeting.
H Old Sages on Correct Living.
tias mils Are Now to the Front.
1 Editorial
11 Whiskers Flgnre In Identification.
Hleh Legacies Left to Charity.
Monroe Explains liaise In Half.
Ill fiood Things for Snndny Dinner.
lireat Year for Knllroad Work.
Some t sea of the Hsnqnet Habit.
13 Commercial and Financial ews.
1(1 Connell Dion's and InWa News.
1 Two Big Jobs Without Orrnpant.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterdayi
Hour. Org Honr. Deg.
R a. n XT 1 p. 111 II
a. m jl a p. m 4W
T a. m 1U n p. m fl.'l
Ma. m ail 4 p. to 4
On. m 27 ft p. m 47
10 a. m .141 p. m 4 7
11 a. ni .1.-1 7 p. m 4(1
ia m mi H p. ni 41
l p. m l-i
Connt Crelghton's Symptoms More
Encouraging and J. H. Kitchen
Is No Worse.
The reports on the condition of John A.
Crelghton, lying In his private ward at
St. Joseph's hospital, continue to be of
a natu"e more favorable than otherwise
early Saturday morning. Early In the even
ing his condition was less favorable. Tho
patient seemed to be resting easily during
the nsght, while on Thursday night he was
somewhat restless and did not secure more
than one hour of sleep. Another matter
which gives a favorable tone to the reports
is that the temperature has not Increased,
Indicating that the fever, which was not
high on Friday, has not grown worse.
In spite of the absence of alarming condi
tions. howeVer, the anxiety of the physi
cians lsjiot allayed, as the crisis lg not yet
The condition of James R. Kitchen. whns I
Illness at his home, m South Thirty-second ;
avenue, has been of a more alarming na-
ture recently, showed no change early Rat
urday morning. Word was given out at
the house that while still low Mr. Kitchen
had grown no worse.
Acting I .and Commlnsloner With
draws Iand In New Mexico,
Colorado and California.
WASHINGTON, Dec. W.-The acting
commissioner of the general land office
has announced the withdrawn! of 637,920
acres of land for forest reserve purposes
Included within the Sacramento range of
mountains in south central New Mexico.
The lands are located In Otero and Chaves
counties, south and east of the Mescalero
Apache Indian reservation.
The acting commissioner also announced
the withdrawal of 87,820 acres in Routt
county. In northwest Colorado, west of
the Continental divide, for the same pur
pose. He also withdrew for forest reserve
purposes 483,000 acres lying In southwestern
Colorado, north and east of the southern
Ute reservation, near Durango, and 155,180
acres In northwester California, lying In
Del Norte county and adjoining the Kla
math forest reservation on the west and
the Oregon border on the north.
Revelation of a Plot Against Wealthy
Widow Said to Re Motive) for
Murder of Clerk.
LOS ANGELES. Dec. 28. The sudden and
mysterious death in Pasadena two years
ago of the wealthy Mrs. Harriet McVlcker,
widow of the well-known Chlcugo theatrical
man, may figure In the murder trial of
J. C. Jackson, a negro tailor, who Is ac
cused of the killing of James Logan, a
mulatto clerk of Pasadena. Miss Ida Mc
Danlel, who was a nurse In the McVlcker
household, Is now on her way here from
Chicago to give testimony for the prosocu
tlon In the trial of Jackson. It Is claimed
that her testimony will reveal an attempted
plot against Mrs. McVlcker, which Miss
McDanlel exposed by revealing It to Lo
gan, the murdered man. Enmity against
Logan growing out of this matter, It Is
charged, had to do with his violent death.
Miss McDanlel Is expected to arrive here
today and take the witness stand tomor
Kdltor of Town Topics Found Not
Guilty of Charge of
NEW YORK, Dec. 28.-The Jury In the
case of Colonel William D. Mann of Town
went to the Jury at 7 0-COCK and the ver-
1 diC was reached four hours later.
The charge against Colonel Mann grew
I out 0f the Hapgood libel suit. During tho
ca8e colonel Mann testified that the letters
' O K. W. D. M.. appearing on a letter
. . . ... . . ' . ...
received by him from Count Reginald 11.
. . . , ... ,
Ward of London had not been written by
It'was charged that Colonel Mann com -
nut tea perjury wnen ne aeniea naving maae .
the letters.
Motenirnts of Ocean Vessels Dee. 2M.
At Que-nstown Arrived: Lucanla, from
New York.
At Boulogne Arrived: Ryndam, from
New York.
At Hamburg Arrived: uraf W aide-rate.
. Al ixmaoii ouueu: AiiuiituoiiK, xor cw
At Brenv n Sailed: Bremen, for New
At Naples Siilled : Canoplr, for Ronton.
At Liverpool Hailed : Empress of Britain,
for Halifax.
At St. John, N. B Sailed: Empress of
Ireland, for Liverpool.
At Portland. Me. Arrived: Hungarian,
from Glaegviw.
At Boston Cleared: Devonian, for Liver
pool. At Havre Arrived: La Lorraine, from
New York.
rcme Work ncs Under the Ftatuta Tunne
Mickey dministratien.
Esnt to Work for Frivate Tarties Under
Conditions Net Named.
S. M. Melick Qeti Twenty-Two Durine tha
Last Four Yean.
Shomlng that llrmands Attention
Made hy Records at the Kierntlvr
Office Covering Mickey's Two
Terms an Governor.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Dec. JK. (Special.) The mat
ter of paroling prisoners from the peniten
tiary has attracted some little attention,
been made known, for the reason that no
official report is niude on the subject. The
prisoners are paroled und no publicity is
j given to the action unless some occurrence
i calls attention to the fact that the prisoner
I Is out of confinement. Some apparent
; abuses have grown up In connection with
the practice which may require correction.
One of these has been the paroling of
prisoners to men who need unsklli. d labor
and who are thus supplied at small cost.
A paroled prisoner, while not in actual
confinement, la subject to such rules as
amount to vlrtuul peonage, lie has the
option of working for the man to whom
he Is assigned at such waites and under
such conditions as the latter m.iy pre
scribe or return to prison. The wages
paid these men are small, generally merely
nominal, while thay are -expected to per
form as much work isv a free laborer. Other
prisoners are paroled to relatives, and In
these casies the parole amounts In effect
to a pardon. The records of paroled pris
oners, which are kept at the governor's
office and at tho penitentiary, are silent
on this point.
Statute on the Snhjrct.
The law of Nebraska reads; "That the
governor shall have power In the case of
any prisoner who Is now or hereafter may
be Imprisoned in the state penitentiary
under a sentence other than murder in
the flrBt or w'l'nd degree, who may have
''rVPd the n"''u' term provided by
law for the crime for which he was con
victed (and who has not previously been
convicted of felony and served a term
In any penal Institution within the United
States of America), und In the case of any
prisoner who Is now or hereafter may be
imprisoned under a sentence for murder In
the first or second degree and who has
now or hereafter shall have served twenty
five full years, to allow any such prisoner
to go upon parole outside of said peni
tentiary, to remain while on parole within
the Btate under the control and within
the legal custody of the governor, and
subject at any time to be taken back:
within the enclosure of snld Institution,
and full power to retake and relmprlson
any convict so upon parole is hereby cort
forred upon the governor, whose written
order shall be a sufficient warrant for all
officers named therein to authorize such
officers to return to actual custody any
conditionally released or paroled prisoner,
and It Is hereby made the duty of all
officers to execute said order the same aa
ordinary criminal process."
Violations of l,nw In Pnrollng.
It will be noted that only first-term pris
oners are subject to parole, and yet sec
ond, third and fourth-term prisoners have
been bo released. The law also provides
thai paroled prisoners must remain within
the state, and yet at lenst one waa pa
roled to go outside the state and entirely
away from the custody or Jurisdiction of
ths governor. The law says that the pa
role cannot be granted until the minimum
sentence has been served; at least one waa
paroled before he had served the minimum
sentence, and others were released so close
to the time that It seems that they were
being especially watched by some one.
Mellfk Gets Many.
Certain parties seem to have been espe
cially favored under the law. One of
these is 8. M. Melick of Lincoln, a former
sheriff of Lancaster county and keeper
of a livery stable there. He has had
during the last four years twenty-two pris
oners paroled to him. These have been
engaged In work around bis livery burn and
at the new house he built during the term.
The "po"ce records of Lincoln show that
the prisoners paroled to Melick caused any
amoynt of trouble and frequent arrests.
E. J. Bohannon, a competitor of Melick
In the livery business, has had five con
victs paroled to him In his barn during the
same time, and St. Elizabeth's hospital
has had four let oot of the penitentiary to)
work around the premises of the hos
pital. Farmers and others wanting cheap help
have secured convicts from Die penitentiary
on parole, and at least one Instance Is known
In which the convict asked to be re
turned to prison to escape from the hard
ship of life on a farm under parole. This
was recently reported from Heward county.
The monthly reports from the convicts
thus liberated are sent to Warden Rcemer
of the penitentiary and not to the gov
pi I it 1 1 a "iiitu. 11 is r i : t inj mm n lull
' report of conduct during each month of
j . J ort of free(Jom mae, but how ao-
ernor's office. It is expected that a full
curate the reports are Is not known. It Is
reasonably certain that thoad who have
bern let out to work In the livery barns
of Lincoln have never told the full truth
atiitlll fhf.lV H,.it1fU rtt llli.Lt alirttllil V, a ....
1 , . . . . ,
been quickly locked up again for v olttt lng
.... . . . "
' the conditions of their paroles.
j Convicts Now Out on Parole.
j Tl"' rlsoriers at present out on parole
William Shnylor pandid to Thomas Shay-
lor. South Omaha; Incest.
Thomas Spencer to Joseph McNamara,
B'-eimr; adultery.
I-e O. Kalrrnaii to C. P. H.ihn. IJneolnJ
Charles D. Patterson to W. A. Apperson,
Tcuni-h; horse sti-ullhg.
Harry Mclirlde to olne Fellman, Beemer
horse stealing.
Roland Rivers to Ciaus Cass, Gretna!
b.11 Klary.
Charles Fair to J. C. Stewart, Uncoln;
grand larceny.
Dennis Wofford to W. H. Westover,
Ruslivllle: murder.
Gilbert Clark to Sister Superior St. Enos,
Llurtiln: tni-eat.
Mark lily to W. K. Agcr, Kearney; horse
Fred Ward to M. Stensrnlder, Hubbell;
stiihtdng to kill.
Will Hawkins to James Wheelan, Omaha
biphway rob ry.
George H. Day to Roy Doolittle, Tecum,
seh; manslaughter.
James Connolly to J. J. Callopy, Scott's
Bluff: manslaughter.
Frita Koester to Charles W. Rutledge,
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