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The Omaha- Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVI -NO. 168.
OMAIIA, MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 31, 1906.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
MANY DIE LN WRECK
Two FaiMBcer Trains Collidt a Tew Miles
J from Tfaihlntton.
) THIRTY-FIVE REfORTED TO BE DEAD
Detail! of tha Disaster Incomplete and
Leu of Life May Be Larger.
INJURED LIST MAY REACH A HUNDRED
TJaited Etatti tiitrict Attorney Biker it
Among the Latter.
SENATOR PROCTOR REPORTED INJURlD
WrMk Occurs Early la tho BTfl
nnd Washington U Asked to Sea
All the Doctor Available f,
WASHINGTON, Deo. 80. An appalling
disaster oeourred tonight at 7 o'clock on
the Baltimore Ohio railroad at Terra
Cot la, about three miles from this city.
In which about thirty-five persons were
killed and more than sixty Injured, iora
of them so seriously that they will die.
The accident waa caused by the collision
of train No. 60. due here at 6:26 p. m.
from Frederick, Md., known a the Fred
erick special, with a deadhead passenger
equipment special of eight cars. Mora
than 200 passenger were aboard the Ill
fated train. The railway officials late to
night were unable to assign any cause for
the collision. As aoon as the news of the
wreck reached this city all ambulances
available, with as many physicians as
could be assembled, were sent to the scene.
The dead bodies were found lying beside
the track for a considerable distance. The
wreck occurred at 6:39 p. m. A dense fog
waa prevailing and made objects perceptible ;
but a few feet ahead. It was Impossible i
at first to determine the exact extent of j
Those passengers In the forward coach,
who were but slightly bruised, heard the
groans of the dying and wounded and did 1 more real regret than he was able to de
whut they could to give aid. A number j scribe. They had worked together, he
of the passengers started to walk to i said, for more than sixteen years and ties
Brookland, three-fourths of a mile away, j so tender and sacred were not to be
The moment the first of the survivors i broken except under compulsion of proved
reached Brookland a general call was sent j necessity. That necessity, he added, ex
out for doctors and ambulances. Dr. R. . lsted and had been growing clearer and
W. Frlschorn, Dr. Stern and Dr. J. H. ! clearer to him for a considerable time.
Brooks of Brookland responded and were j Since his Illness, the work at Pembroke
taken to the scene in automobiles. chapel. Dr. Aked said, had been too heavy
Following Is a partial list of the dead
MARY LEFFOLD, 30 years old, employed
Bureau Engraving and Printing, this city.
GEORGE HIUBIE. Brookland, D. C.
ELIZABETH PEARMAN. Takoma Park.
DR. B. OAKTHBH HARRIS, Wasnlng
ton. T. A. KELLY, Kensington. Md.
MISS KOLL; a Young Women's Chris
tian association card was found In her
WHITE GIRL, 18, unidentified.
NEGRO BOY, unidentified.
.,.," it m HABl. unidentified. -
NORMAN ROGERS, white; Msrion, Ind.
MRS. J. M'CAUHLY and her 14-year-old
EbWARD M. BELT, white. 14 years old,
COMMODORE P. BROWN, 80 years, ad
dress unknown. .....
PROF KING, organist, Wesley chapel,
TWO N1-X1RO WOMEN, unidentified.
TWO WHITE WOMEN, about 30 years
WHITE WOMAN, 25 years old, unldentl-
" WHITE WOMAN. 20 years old, unldenti-
WHITE CHILD, unidentified.
D W. Baker, United States district at
torney for the District of Columbia; heel
UHa?ry Hlgbls. brother of George Hlgble.
Mrs. tlltn names, mis . ll.T; "Y1
v.iAiia Humes, daughter of Edith Barnes;
broken leg and scalp wounds.
UAH of the ,Wart.lnton Evenlrg Star;
Aifred York. Woodburn, Md.
Fred Hiser. Terra Cotta.
Henry Krebs, Terra Cotta.
Mis Peake, Braddock Heights,
t . ... .i
John Dickens, Terra Cotta; scalp wound
and throat lacerated. .
Ouentln M. Moore, this city; lett leg
broken, Injured internally. ,
Mrs. Moore, wife of y. M. Moore; slightly
t,.hn riewltt Moore. 5 years old: slightly.
Clarence lYoetor. this city; left leg
crushed. Proctor Is a well known amateur
Clarence Proctor, this city: seriously.
A! Chambers, this city; slight.
R. F. Elgin, this city; slight.
V. B. Kegge, this city; seriously. i
Clinton L. Moore, this city.
Mrs. D. Carr. Kensington, D. C.
K. M. Moore, this city; slightly.
Raymond J. Cooley, seriously.
liSwls Baldwin, Washington; Internally.
John C. Hauler, both legs broken. In
ternally Injured; will die.
John Wright, negro, Baltimore: will die.
W. C. Johnson, agent I'nlted States Kx
lress comimny, Washington; arm broken
and head Injured.
. Frank Bod Ills. Frederick, Md.. news
paper man; slightly. ..... . ,
Roy Elder, Poolesvtlle. Md. ; leg broken.
Edward Williams, negro, this city.
N W. Washington. face lacerated.
John A. Kundo. this city: leg broken.
Fannie Austin, negress, this city.
C. V. Fagun, Frederick, Md.
B. N. Maywood, Alexandria county,
Miss C. Cross, address unknown.
r. 8. Serge. Washington,
urtlle Campbell, Washington.
Mrs. A Moose, Washington.
Mrs. I. Droake, Braddock Heights, Md.
Catherine Hughes, Washington.
Jeanette Reed. 13 years old. Falls Church,
Howell Chambers. Washington.
H. F. Letgh. brakeman of passenger
Miss Roata Cross, Seneca, Md.
v John C. Thetlllng, Washington.
Miss Anna Moore, rmeriaan. na.
4itiB vr rvtoiVv
."a an3uu'' . "
j v. , Xt A a a.A.1 .
Richard T. Elgin. Washington; both legs i
oken and head badly Injured.
Brakeman F. R. Franklin, leg, body and
hi) badly cut and crushed; condition;
jhn Wllklno, who got aboard the train I
! Terra nannts Dae ana ankle
vsle Jitnt-a, addresa unknown.
try Thomas, wire and baby,. Wash
tr El subeth Tel ran. Tnkoma Park.
"Liirllli Conip. aged S year, severely In -
Jui-d and m inot live. Her father escaped
with a ehakirT. but the mother has not
vet been loctusi.t
Thomas C. Uo niller. Seneca. Md.: sa.ejM,
Injured shout the head and body.
R iy Adler,- poolesvllle, Md.; right arm
John P. Martin. Harpers Kerry; due to
arrive here on the lll-fatrd train, but has
not been found.
Vlsu Purman. school teacher, Wauhl ig on,
Bllt-Mnly Injured. (Her mother killed.)
MVs. K. J. Cooley, Washington; arm
Prank Iah. brakeman, will probably die.
Mra Proctor, hi wife; badly shaken up.
Hospital Train Arrives.
Shortly before midnight a hospital train
tliat had been sent from Washington ar
rived at the scene of the wreck and the
work Of taking on th Injured and tha
bodies of the dead waa beguu. The un
identified dead will be taken to the morgue,
while the bodies of those who bare ba
fCwoUiinued on Beeoud Paga
JUBILEE OF MISSIONARIES
Burlelly, India, the Scene
Most Inuaual Celebra
BARIELLY, British India, Saturday, tVe.
. The celebrations of the Methodist mis
sionary Jubilee began here on Friday. Re
ceptions of greeting were held in the after
noon and evening and were attended by
fully t.OfiO persons. There were numerous
addresses of welcome read and felicitous
responses were made by Bishop Cyrus D.
Fobs of Philadelphia, Bishop James N.
Fitzgerald of St. Louis, Rev. Dr. Adna
B. Leonard of Oberlln, O., secretary of the
Missionary society of the Methodist Epis
copal church; Rev. Dr. Croucher and Mrs.
A noted feature of the receptions waa
the enthusiastic welcome accorded the aged
Mrs. Ilutler, widow of Rev. Duncan Butler,
one of the first missionaries to India, who
was greeted with much applause and cheer
ing. In expressing her warm apprecia
tion of the reception, Mrs. Butler told of
e reasons for her husband's choice of
, '4 a as a field for missionary work. She
'y.'l of the extreme difficulty that at
the beginning of the missionary
S omen in inoja.
'v "rence proper was formally
with three well-attended
hlch addresses were de--torlcal
accounts of the
conferences. Among the
jishop Foss and Rev. Dr.
work of k
During the day Frank A. Arter of Han
overton, O., formally opened the great ex
hibition of Industrial, educational and
AKED ACCEPTS NEW YORK CALL
Prominent EnilUh Paster Comes to
John D. Rockefeller's
LIVERPOOL, Dec. 30.-At a meeting of
Pembroke chapel tonight a written com
munication from Rev. Charles F. Aked,
the pastor, was read to the effect that
after long and anxious consideration he
had decided- to accept the call to the Fifth
Avenue Baptist church of New York and
he therefore placed his resignation in their
hands. Dr. Aked said he did this with
Dr. Aked said that he would not leave
Liverpool before next March.
The Associated Press here learns that
during the last week Dr. Aked received
several cablegrams from prominent mem
bers of the Fifth avenue church In New
I York, urging his acceptance of the call.
John D. Rockefeller, It Is said, cabled Dr.
Aked, assuring him a "free hand" In his
work and Rev. Hugh Black, former min
ister of SU George's Free Church, Edin
burgh, who Is now In New York, cabled
that America heeded him even more than
RAISULI'S FOLLOWERS DESERT
Bandit Chief, However. Still
La rice nmber of Men with
TANGIER, Morocco, Dec. 30. It is cur-
reatly reported here that the German flag
Is about to be hoisted over Ratsull's strong
hold at Zlnal. It is said to be the bandit's
Intention to endeavor to embroil the powers
in the meantime by Joining forces with the
! pretender. On the other hand, It is stated
, that Zlnal has been sold to a German com-
i merclal firm, which Intends to enter into
possession when Ralsull retires. When he
learned of the decree for his expulsion from
Morocco Ralsull sent his family and fortune
to the Inaccessible mountainous headquart
ers of the Benl Arros tribe, while he re-
at Zlnal. prepared to follow at any
moment In the event of an attack.
I Ben Ghazl. the new pasha cf Tangier.
has released Ben Mansour, Ralsult's repre-
. iL , '
i aentatlve, and other prisoners. Ben Man-
1 sour has openly Joined Sldi Mohammed Oab-
bas, the war minister, and other former
partisans of Raisuli have also deserted him.
but a large body of followers Is said to be
assembling among the Benl Arros tribe.
CONDITION OF SICK ROYALTY
Shah of Persia Is Mach Better and
Kins; of Sweden Shows I.lttle
TEHERAN, Dec. 30-The shah sat np
today, but mas very weak. He has taken
no .solid food since Saturday. The shah
and the crown prince signed a separate
document In which he promised not to dis
solve the present Parliament for two years.
The constitution Includes the establishment
of a partly elective senate and financial
control of the government by the lower
house of Parliament.
STOCKHOLM. Dec. S0.-The bulletin
Issued today concerning the state of health
of King Oscar, says:
The king's temperature Saturday even
ing was 8s S and this morning 98 8. His
majesty slept well during the night. His
appetite Is good. The action of the heart
la unchanged and there Is still some dis
charge of mucus from the windpipe."
HEROES OF WAR DECORATED
I Japanese Rmperor Remembers Mill.
tary d Naval Commanders
In Late War.
TOK10, Dec. SO. The emperor today per-
,ona!ly Invested a number of high military
and naval commanders with decorations
for distinguished services In the Russo-
! Japanese war. Field Marshal Oyama, presl-
. , - ... ,. . .
' d"nt ot tne g"1" atT of the army;
Generals Kurokl and Nogi and several
other generala, together with Admiral Togo,
. . . , . "
received, me nrsi class aecoraiion of the
Golden Kite, The granting of peerages and
' other rewards to persons In the civil service
are expected shortly.
REBELLION SPREADS IN CHINA
Affair Not Aatl-Koretan, but Directed
Against' tho RelgalasT
VICTORIA, R. C. Deo. SO.-The Insurrec-
tlon on tha boi-Ucrs of Kiangsl Is gaining
..rrn.w. ..., , rpons Dyithttt whUe Morton was robbed, he is tn-
the Teucer. Government troops sent there ,' cUlled to believe that robbery did not
wero defeated by the Insurgents and addl- ; actuate the crime, but that some Important
tlonal forces have been dispatched from ' deal was at the bottom of the atta.k.
Wuchang. Foreigners, menaced by the
nieute, are all safe and have escaped to
Changkha. The rebellion ia anti-dynastic
aud baa beea plotted for about a jrosA
IRELAND ON FRENCH CRISIS
Fredicti the Catholio Church Will Secure
lattice in the End.
AMERICAN MEETINGS H ID IN PROTEST
One at Washington Participated la by
All Denominations Asserts Attack
Is Directed at Christian
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. SO.-ArchMshop prwlent mpoye, ana M an inducement for
Ireland apoke at the Immaculate Concep- gnod mfn to entef the Bervlce ia treated
Hon church this evening on the church sep- ' extensively by Mr. Hitchcock, who pre
aratlon law now being enforced In France gents a plan for the consideration of con
to an Immense audience, hundreds being : gress.
unable to gain admittance. The arch-
bishop's sermon was In defense of the
church in France In Its struggle against
the government. He reviewed exhaustively
the relations of the church and state in
that country during the last quarter of a
century. The archbishop denied that the
church was opposed to the law of spara- I
tlon, but declared that It must be a fair j Mr. Hitchcock's report shows that In first
separation, carrying with It the liberty j and second-class offices there were ap
and Justlo that separation means In this I proximately 20,009 clerks in the grades
country or In England, or In Germany. ranging from S00 to $1,000, and of these
He told of the primary causes of the j clerks 2,340, or about 11 S per cent, resigned
trouble In France, blaming a few dema- during the year. Of 23.000 letter carriers
rogues and agitators who have a hold on
The archbishop said this class had forced
the Issue and the people have not submit
ted "they have unfortunately not had the
training In understanding and governing
to defend their church against Its oppon
ents." He said the trouble .would continue !
and the church In the end would defeat i
the ends of the state and come Into full
exercise of its lights and liberties.
Mass Meetings Make Protest.
WASHINGTON, Dee. 30. A monster mass
meeting of the citizens of Washington of
various religious denominations was held
here tonight to' condemn the action of the
French government in confiscating the
property of the Catholic church and Impos
ing restrictions on the Catholics In France.
The meeting was held In Columbia theater
and some of the most prominent cltixens
and religious workers In this city were In
attendance. Over 1,500 persons were unable
to gain admission. The speakers were Ed
ward H. Gans of Baltimore, Rev. John Van
Bchalk of the Dutch Reformed church,
Major McCrjstal of New York and Rev.
D. J. Stafford of St. Patrick's Roman
The meeting concluded with the adoption
of resolutions strongly condemning the
French government for its action, the
resolutions stating that the public utter
ances of several of the leading statesmen
of France "Indicate a desire to strike at
the very root of Christianity and are thus
a serious menace to Christian civilisation."
BOSTON, Dec. 30. A mass meeting of
Boston Catholics In Faneull hall tonight
adopted a set of resolutions, a copy of
which was sent to Pope Plus X. protesting
against the action of the French govern
ment toward the church In that country.
The meeting was under the auspices of
the Catholic Union of this city.
Ho Surprise at Vatican.
ROME, Dec. 30. The approval by the
French senate Saturday of the amended
separation law did not cause surprise at
the Vatican, such an outcome having been
expected. What the holy see now awa!ts
Is the application of the law, during which
the pope will Ibsuo an address to French
Catholics, but when this will be done or
In what form has r.ot been derided. The
pope Is reported to have said today:
"Our prayers are for the assistance of the
whole Catholic world for the French clergy
In order to help them through persecution
to final victory."
Cardinal Trlpcpl, who died Saturday, left
the whole of his patrimony, amounting to
$1,000,000, to the pope.
MILAN, Dec. 30. Clericals and antl-clerl-cals
participated in two processions here
today, one In favor of the French Catholic
and the other In favor of the French gov
ernment. Both, after Insignificant disturb
ances, were repressed by the police. Each
side claims that 20,000 persons were in its
Cardinal Ferrari has Issued a pastoral
letter protesting against the persecution of
French Catholics. In which he says the
fight "Is glorious, for the persecuted are
defending liberty and civilization."
r't.F'VRT.AN'D. Dec. 90. Resolutions de-
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p.urmg w. .. .-.. - '""
Roman Catholic church In that country
were adopted tonight at the meeting of the
Federation of Catholic societies. Bishop
Horstmann of the diocese of Cleveland pre
sided. The resolutions contained expres
sions of sympathy for and support to Pope
Plus X. A cablegram telling of the action
taken waa sent to the Vatican. Copies
of the resolution were mailed to the pope.
President Roosevelt, United States Senators
Foraker and Dick and Representatives
Howland and Burton.
THAW A DANGEROUS LUNATIC
tho Elxpressed Opinion
Dr. Humllton, tho
NEW YORK. Dec. 80. Dr. A. McLane
Hamilton, the alienist, returned from a trip 000. It Is shown that for the eleven months when it became known that a majority of "he prisoner Is 34 years old. in 1W9 he
to London on the steamship Caronla tod;-. ending with November the export trade ' the candidates for speaker had pledged was tried In the criminal courts on charges
Speaking of Harry K. Thaw, who Is soSn amounted to $12,964,871 and the figures for themselves to him, regardless of what hand j of forgery and larceny, and was acquitted
to be tried for the murder of Stanford . the single month- of November totaled i he might take In the speakership scrap. on the ground of Insanity and sent to Nor
White. Dr. Hamilton, who some time ago I $1,273,607. ! There has been some talk that a full slate I rlstown Insane asylum. He was found, the
examined Thaw, said:
Thaw is in a dangerous predicament. It
Is the first time in the history of our coun-
try that a lunatlo wants to try his own
case. In my opinion Thaw Is worse than ' of this export trade is intended for gov
Cxolgoes. I think that District Attorney ; eminent consumption cannot be determined
Jerome would accept a plea of Insanity." j at preseot. It Is stated, but a considerable
Dr. Hamilton aaid he had met Thaw's ' part of the merchandise is doubtless in
half brother in London and he understood i tended for use by the government In the
that all of the prisoner's brothers aud
sisters were in favor of his being taken
ea re of. but that H. K. Thaw had won
over his mother to going to trial.
KILLED IN HIS BED IN HOTEL
Cleveland Man Victim of Crime,
Perpetrator of Which
PITTSBURG, Dec. 0. W. 8. Morton. 2
years old, of Cleveland. O., a prominent
real estate broker, is dying In the Homeo
pathio hospital here from Injuries inflicted
early this morning while he lay In bed
at his homo at the Annex hotel. A sum
of money, a gold watch and a number of
valuable papers are missing, aa are also
Morton's trousers and vest.
Captain of Detectives Eagan said tonight
Among the valuables stolen ars two bunk
books unowlng a deposit of $7,000 tn the
CWvelaad National bank aud U.0US ia the
Cleveland .Trust awiupaajr.
MORE PAY FOR POSTAL MEN
Department Asserts it Is Necessary
to Keep t'p Crude of the
WASHINGTON, Dec. SO.-Fallura at this
time to Increase materially the compensa
tion of postofflce employes, thus keeping
pace with the advancing wages In other
lines of employment, will seriously Jeopar
dise the efficiency of the service.
This statement is taken from the annual
report of First Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral Hitchcock, made public today. The
need of new legislation to make the postal
Service more nrtmrtlva In order to retain
Higher wares In other classes of employ-
ment, taken with the Increased cost of
living, have rendered pronounced the In
adequacy of the postofflce salaries. As a
result the resignations from the service
have Increased at an alarming rate and
the standard of men going Into the service
has greatly deteriorated In the last year.
attached to these offices SOI, or about 2.0
per cent, voluntarily left the service.
Statistics for the quarter ended Septem
ber 30 last and for the month of October
are even more striking. During the quar
ter 929 clerks and 106 carriers resigned,
while Incomplete" returns for October
ahowed the resignation of 366 clerks and
f'ghty-one carriers. From 12.3 per cent for
the fiscal year the annual rate of reslgna
tlons by clerks advanced to 1S.5 per cent
for the quarter ended September 30 and to
20.8 per cent for the month of October.
In the case of carriers the annual rate of
resignation, which was 2.S for the fiscal
year, rose to 8.6 for the quarter and to 4.1
per cent for October.
Mr. Hitchcock recommends establishing
for both clerks and carriers six grades of
compensation, the annual salary to be S'lOO
for the Initial grade, $S00 for the second
grade and for the four succeeding grades
$900, $1,000, $1,100 and $1,200. respectively:
and of providing for the advancement of
clerks and carriers In first-class offices
from the $800 Initial grade to $S00 after
one year's service to $900 at two years'
service, to $1,000 after three years service
and for the advancement of clerks and car
riers In second-class offices to $800 after one
year's service to $900 after two years' serv
ice. NEW YEAR'S AT WHITE HOUSE
Arrangements All Completed for the
President's Annual Recep
tion. WASHINGTON. Dec. 30. Arrangements
have been completed by Secretary Loeb and
Colonel Charles S. Bfomwell of the army,
the president's military aide, for the presi
dent's New Year's -reception at the White
House. It will, begin at U o'clock In the
morning and continue until well Into the
afternoon, concluding with the reception
to the cltlsens of Washington, which will
begin at 1 o'clock. The1 program In detail
for the reception Is as follows:
11 a. m. The vice president,' the members
of the rablnet, the diplomatic corps.
11:20 a. m. The chief Justice and the as
sociate Justices of the supreme court of the
I'nlted States, the Judges of the court of
appeals of the District of Columbia, the
Judges of the supreme court of the District
of Columbia, the Judges of the United
States court of claims, former members of
the cabinet, ambassadors and ministers of
the United States.
11:30 a. m. Senators, representatives and
delegates In congress, the commissioners
and Judicial officers of the DiHtrlct of
11:45 a. m. Officers of the army, officers
of the navy, officers of the marine corps,
commanding general and general of staff
of the militia of the District of Columbia.
12:15 p. m. The regents and secretary of
the Smithsonian Institution, the Civil Srv
ice commission, the Interstate Commerce
commission, the Isthmian Canal commis
sion, assistant secretaries of departments,
the solicitor general, assistant attorneys
general, assistant postmaster generals, the
treasurer of the United States, the librarian
of congress, the public printer, the heads
of bureaus In the several departments, tho
president of the Columbia Institution for
the Deaf and Dumb.
12:30 p. m. The Society of the Cincinnati,
the Associated Veterans of the War of
184S-47, the Military Order of the Loyal
Legion, the Grand Army of the Republic,
the Medal of Honor Legion, the Union
i Veteran Legion, the I'nlnn Veterans' Union,
the Society of the Army of Santiago, the
Spanish War Veterans, the Army and Navy
I'nlon. the Minute Men, the Sons of the
American Revolution, the members of the
Oldest Inhabitants' association of the Dis
trict of Columbia.
1 p. m. P.eception to cttlsens.
EXPORTS TO PANAMA LARGE
Over Fourteen Million Dollars Sent In
Merchant Ships During;
WASHINGTON, Dec. SO.-The remark-
able growth in the export trade of the
United States with ranama within the last I ago and It accomplished the defeat of a
two years Is shown In a statement issued j candidate for speaker to whom the po
todav bv the bureau of statistics of the : sltlon waa nracticallv conceded. Soma of
Department of Commerce and Labor. From
a little more than $2,500,000 In exports to
Panama two years ago, American trade
with that country for the present year
shows an aggregate of more than $14,000,-
Theae figures cover only the exports to
Panama sent in merchant veasels and do
' not Include that sent by government trans-
j ports or naval vessels. What proportion
construction of the canal or on the Panama
j railroad. The exports from Panama Into
the "nlted States will aggregate nearly
$1,000,000 at the close of the present year.
SENDING FOOD TO CHINESE
Transport to Take Supplies
ranis Dtstrlct tn tho
BAN FRANCISCO, Deo, 80.-l'nder orders
from the federal government, the transport
Warren. now lying at the transport dock.
- - .
win dj pui in cuiumiun i once ror a
voyage to the orient, laden with govern
ment supplies for the famine sufferers in
A message received yesterday from Secre
tary of War Taft by Major J. B. Bellinger
Inquired how long a time would be re
quired to fit out the Warren. On telegraph,
lng back that the work could be completed
in one wn k Major Bellinger waa ordered
to have the transport ready for aea at once.
"While my orders do not state that the
Warren will go to China," aald Major
Bellinger, "from previous dispatches and
from what I can gather that ia the purpose
tor which It is iBisndad.'
SAUNDERS HAS A GOOD SHOW
Douglas Van Apparently Leads In Bioe to
Preside Crer Senate,
FIELD AGAINST M'MULLEN IN HOUSE
Cancns Call Has Not Yet Reen Clreu
lated, In Fact No Agreement Has
Been Reached on Its
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Dec. 80. (Special Telegram.)
With about half the members of the two
houses of the legislature on the ground the
canvassing by the aspirants for organiza
tion honors has gone on steadily, but the
program Is still more or less Indefinite. So
far as the senate Is concerned, the pros
pects appear to favor Saunders of Douglas
for the presidency, although Wlltse of
Cedar has loomed up with unexpected
strength and Wilson of Pawnee and Mc-
Keeson of Lancaster have dropped Into the
merely complimentary stage. Saunders
friends claim to have assurances of more
than enough of his fellow senators to make
the necessary majority of the caucus. It
takes only fifteen, and they say they have
pledges of several to spare.
The speakership lineup now Is as fol
lows: McMuIlen of Gage, Dodge of Doug
las, Armstrong of Nemaha, Harrison of
Otoe, Marsh of Seward. Brown of Lan
caster. Hart of York. Nettleton of Clay.
Kelfer of Nuckolls, Hill or Chase. This is
the biggest entry list that has been seen
on the eve of any recent legislature.
McMuIlen Aaralnat the Field.
To a man up a tree It looks as If the
skirmish were about to develop Into a
fight between McMuIlen on one side and
the field on the other. McMulIen's Inter
views, with his bid for railroad support,
have done him both help and harm. There
is no doubt that most of the members with
corporation leaning are talking for Mc
MuIlen, and there Is no doubt either that
this very fact Is driving away from him
some of the Independent members who
would otherwise be attracted to him.
Among the field the strong men are un
questionably Dodge and Nettleton, althr -7h
with so many contestants every one In the
field figures that he has a fair chance and
insists that he Is In the running. If the
field can combine on any one the candidate
thus centered on will win out over Mo
Mullen. McMulIen's success, therefore, de
pends not only on holding his own, but
drawing In some of the supporters of his
competitors when the break comes.
The caucus paper has not yet been
started, nor Is there any agreement as to
what it shall contain. The expectation Is
that the candidates for speaker will get
together in the morning and formulate the
terms for the caucus call. The sentiment
generally seems to be for an open roll call
vote to make sure that no curved balls) are
thrown under cover of a secret ballot. It
Is suggested that even a two-thirds
majority be required, although that Is not
probable. If the candidates prepare the
caucus call It will be soon signed up with
out disclosing tha strength of any particu
lar one of them.
Minor Places In the Shadow.
Outside of the speakership and the presi
dency of the senate, the minor house
officers have had to take subsidiary
position. Buck Taylor Is boosting himself
for sergeant-at-arms and by so doing Irri
tating the Dodge workers, who think he Is
Interfering with them. Another obstacle
Dodee's friends have had to overcome Is
the objection to putting both the presidency
of the senate and the speakership In Doug
las county. R. Manning, who also now
lives in Omaha, Is a candidate for post
master In the senate, while several lessor
lights are waiting for smaller appointive
The railroad lobbyists are trying hard to
keep under cover and to do their work
through emissaries who are less well
known. Lobbyist Clancy of the Union
Pacific Is duly installed In his quarters at
the Lindell and the Burlington lobbyist.
Frank Young, Is working wires from the
Lincoln. They have had runners going In
and out all evening.
The word is that Governor-Elect Sheldon
will be In Lincoln tomorrow and his ar
rival will be signalized by a warm recep
tion extended to him by the small army
of oftlceseekers who have been lying in
wait for several days.
Combinations Not Easy.
Lots of pulling and hauling has been done
by the legislators in an effort to make
some kind of combination on the speaker
ship fight, but so far as the surface Indl-
CAtlnna m tha nnrnnM waa not nnnnm
plished. It looks like too many of the ; 'ce Lewis at 2103 North Eleventh street on
legislators have a aecond choice for the the afternoon of September 10. In a writ
candidates for speaker to make much head- ; ten statement Price, who has been arrested
way In promising to trade. Efforts wero "Pveral times on charges of forgery and
also started to make a combination taking larceny, Buys that, with a companion whose
In a candidate for chief clerk, but that plan he. refuses to give, he went to the
Iso failed to succeed to any great extent.
Efforts were mode to do this two years
j the old members have not forgotten that
1 and so far the fight for speaker and the
! fight for chief clerk have been kept die-
tlnctly separate. Clyde Barnard's stock
went up several notches during the day
I would be sprung some time tomorrow and
, the talk is that all of the present candl-
I dates for speaker might be left out In the
cold, unlesa they can get together In some
kind of a combination.
Interest Turns on Senate.
Considerable more Interest was taken In
the race for president pro tern of the sen
ate during the day because the members
began to realize the real Importance of
, this fight Is over the personnel of the corn
ml t tee of seven which selects the stand
lng committee of that body. While the
members say no matter who bosses the
committee, the platform pledges will be ad-
hered to. because the senate will be strong
enough to override the committees. Thoso
who have been foremoat In demanding the
carrying out of the platform have con-
eluded to see that the committee Is right
from the start, consequently there mav be
a nice fight over this proposition. It only
I tke ,our n"1"1 to mke majority of
this committee on committees, and should
l. ... ;
ma rarmniiioni lecun uns cumn iiibt
wlll start on witn a Dig advantage. in
candidates for president pro tern are
Saunders ot Douglas, Wlltse of Cedar, Mo
Kesaon of Lancaster, and Wilson of Paw
nee. It la probable these four will be on
the committee on committees, no matter
which of the four captures the presidency.
W. 8. Tllton of Beatrice Is meeting with
soma encouragement In his race for secre
tary of the senate. He Is being advertised
as an old soldlur, an active republican, and
as being thoroughly In accord with the
platform. His competitors are Fred Miller,
(Continued en Beuoud Fa
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AGED MAN FOUND MURDERED
Nephew and Heir of the Dead Man Is
Belna; Held on Sus
picion. KANSAS CITY. Mo., Dec. 80. Thomas
Fanning, aged 80 years, a wealthy prop
erty owner who lived alone, was murdered
some time yesterday at his home at 1M8
Olive street In this city. The head had
been horribly hacked with a hatchet. The
crime was reported to the police today by
WHIInm Lnnnagan, the murdered man's
young nephew. Young Lannagnn, who is
the dead man's only heir, is being held
Robbery was not the motive of the crime.
as $2,700 was found by the police In a chest
In tho room vhre the body was found
lying. In the old man's pockets were a
gold watch, $13 In money and a deposit slip,
showing that ho had deposited $18,000 In a
local bank on December 6.
Thomas Fanning had been living alone.
occupying, the lower floor of a house which
he owned, since December 21, when his wife
died. Will Lannagan called at his uncle's
home this afternoon and found the body.
He at once notified the police. The young
man disclaimed any knowledge of the
crime, but the police took him into custo-'y.
Four deep gashes had been cut In the
murdered man's head, any one of which
would have produced death. The under-
taker who was called said the murder must
have been committed at least twenty-four
hours before the body was found.
The dead man had sold property worth
$.12,000 during the last your and he was
supposed to be worth $100,000. He lived to
himself and little was known about him.
William Lannagan, the nephew, was re
leased tonight, after having been ques
tioned by Chief of Police Hayes. He told
a straightforward story.
It was learned tonight that the dead man
had another heir, a nephew, who lives In
Troy, N. Y. ,
Thomas Fanning had lived here forty
years and until he retired from active
work a few years ago he had worked with
a pick and shovel as a common laborer.
TRAGEDY ENDS LOVE AFFAIR
Wife of Aged Man Shot nnd Fatally
Injured by a Yonnsr
NEW YORK, Dec. 30. A young woman
who, with her companion, Sidney Kauf
man, was shot while both were guests at
the Hotel Knickerbocker on the East Side
early today, died at Bellevue hospital this
afternoon. The dead woman was Mrs. Eva
I. Totten, the wife of John Totten of
Tottenvllle, btaten Island. Slie was 23
years of age and her husband Is in his
83d year. They were married two years
Her companion at the Hotel Knicker
bocker was Sidney Kaufman, aged 30 years,
the son of wealthy parents living in East
Seventy-fourth street. The latter said to
day that their son had not been himself
for some time and was almost constantly
In the care of attendants. Kaufman Is at
Bellevue hospital and It Is expected that
he, too, will die.
Hotel employes attracted by the report
of revolver shots, found Kaufman and the
woman unconscious In the room assigned
them last night. Kaufman had been shot
In the head and his companion in the ab
domen. When convinced that she could
not recover Mrs. Totten told the police that
Kaufman and she were In love and that
he desired her to marry him, at once. She
wished to wait until she had secured a
divorce. Over this they bad quarreled.
PRISONER CONFESSES MURDER
Mystery Which Had Baffled Polleo
Cleared Up . by tho
' PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 80. John O. Price,
who has been under arrest tn this city since
December 8, according to a statement made
today by Captain of Detectlvea Donahy.
has confessed that he murdered Mrs. Maur-
I Uevemn street nouse iot me purpose ur
robbery. Tney represeniea memacives as
The murder has baffled the police officials
of this city ever since Its commission. Mrs.
j Lewis boarded with a Miss Kelly and the
j latter and a Doaroer namea itarry isomers,
were placed under arrest shortly after the
I crime, but were aubsequently discharged for
i lack of evidence.
. police say, at that time In the Episcopal
hospltal under treatment for the cigarette
and drug habit.
KING APPROVES OF BRYCE
Formal Announcement Is Made
London by tbo Foreign
LONDON, Dec. SO.-The Foreign office an
nounces that King Edward has approved
the appointment of James Bryce as am
bassador to the United States.
NEW YORK. Dec. 30.-Captaln Klnkald
; Smith, member of Parliament for the south-
western division of Warwickshire and cap-
j tain of the Ninth Lancers. British army,
; was a paMeng" on the Caronla. Speak-
ing of the selection of Mr. Bryce for the
i British ambassadorship In this country,
captain Smith said he thought the ap-
pontment an excellent one. he being a
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lean ambassador, Whttelaw Held
ttmtth thought U would be a good thing
for both the English and American nat.ons
if an exchange of virtu between King Ed-
ward and President Roosevelt could be ar
"Outside of the king," said Captain Smith,
-'Prt-aiatnt jtooseveu is ine most popular i man f the Jury, . who was afterwards
man In Englar.d today and If such a visit , ei ted sheriff by in overwhelming ma
could be arranged he would be sure of a jority. almost two to one; J. V. Deselna.
tremendous welcome. I fuel sure that aheu h. C. Spooiwr, Y. T. MUllken. R. Y. Altai),
King Kdwara visits miuuii, as ne will do
shortly, ha would be dslighted to coma on
SAMPLES :0F PARDONS
rolioe Eay Many of Thtm Are Ken Who
Have terved SeTtral Ttrms.
EMBRACE SOME OF MOST VICIOUS TYPES
One a Bank F tutelar Who is Oomted
Itar in His Clssa,
NEGRO CONYICTED OF REVOLTING CRIME
Oat of Friion tome Time Before Felloe
Koew Anything. A boat It.
MURDERER SENT UP FROM DUNDY COUNTY
Attorney Who Prosecuted tho Case
Reviews the Testimony and
Says Pardon Is nn
The publication of the array of pardons,
commutations and paroles by which con
victs have been turned loose from tha
penitentiary by wholesale by Governor
Mickey has naturally attracted much at
tention and started discussion about par
ticular cases. The police officers of Omaha
say that In the list of liberated prisoners
are some of the most hardened and des
perate criminals occupying places In their
One case which passed through the hands
of the Omaha police was that of James
Kennedy, who was arrested In this city
May 31, 1903, for blowing a safe In a bank
at Rogers, Neb. He was sent back to
Schuyler for trial, the evidence being
worked up by the Plnkerton Detective
arencv. which makes a sneclaitv of run-
nnK aown robbers, and he was sen-
tenccd to a term of seven years In tha
penitentiary. The police here only learned
a little while ago, when hunting for tho
possible perpetrators ot another safe
blowing, that Kennedy waa already out
on parole by the assistance ot Governor
Another flagrant case was brought to
the attention of the police authorities at
the time of the Rutnmelhart murder, when
they were tracking down everyone supposed
to be capable of such a dastardly deed.
They got word that a colored man named,
Albert Mcintosh, who had been sent over
the road In 1902 for ten years on the charge
of sodomy, had been paroled Just a few
months before and had been at large In
Omaha. Mcintosh had been convicted of
a bestial crime upon a colored boy under
most revolting circumstances. The polica
heard of him through Julius Althaua,
who had done considerable grading and
teaming work, and who tells a strange
story In this connection:
Parole a Surprise.
"Mctatosh worked for me off and on
several years ago," says Althaua, "bat
got Into trouble and waa sentenced to tha
pen. Last spring I received a letter from
him saying that if X would Interest myself
and promise to do certain things ha thought
he could get out. I wrote him in rrju
that I might help him If I knew Just what
was wanted and asked for Information
as to what he wanted me to do. I re
ceived only one letter from him and wrote
only one letter. A few weeks afterwards
he walked In on me .and said he would
like to go to work. I asked him, 'How
did you get out? 'Why,' he answered, 'I
got out on your letter. I don't know how
it waa done, but they said I should coma
up here and go to work for you.' Ha
seemed to have been In Omaha a coupla
ot weeks before he turned up at my place,
I don't even remember tha exact data,
nor have I preserved the letter. He said
something, too, about his father having
promised to employ him as Janitor, I put
him to work around my stable, back of tha
Thurston hotel, and he worked for me off
and on again. I have never mad any re
port about him to the warden. I never
considered myself as having made any
promise even to employ him. He has been
arrested on suspicion since he has been"
here to my knowledge. In fact, the polios
have inquired about him of me several
The police of Omaha also recall the In
terference ot Governor Mickey In behalf
of one Hayes, a professional burglar and
robber, a fourth-termer, who had finished
a sentence at the Nebraska penitentiary
and continued to make Lincoln his head
quarters. The Omaha police got wind of
some letters written by Hayes to pals up
here framing up for a new Job and they
notified the police of Lincoln, who forth
with arrested him as a auspicious charao
ter. Governor Mickey went to the front
j for the convict not only with the police
dui in newspaper interviews, insisting that
he must be freed and permitted to pursue
whatever practices he might choose.
Case of Winnebago Indian.
Another peculiar case Is that of Jamea
Davis, whose parole to Waldo E. Whit,
comb was revoked February a year ago.
According to statements of those who
claim to know, Davis Is a Winnebago In
dian who killed a member of his tribe dur
ing a "big drunk" on the reservation. Ha
was paroled to W. E. Whitcomb, then
county attorney of Thurston county, with,
the understanding that he was to refrain
from the use of liquor during tb term
of bis parole. By Whitcomb he was placed
at work and as far as known received no
pay for his services. As a member of the
tribe Davis held land In severalty, as did
his mother, who la aged and helpless.
After working for Whitcomb for several
months he asked permission to go to his j
mother's home atd to do necessary work
on her land and
I Tils own. This rtnnent
was refused and Davis ran away from hla
master, going to his mother's home. Soma
time later he was given liquor by an emis
sary of the reservation ring and In a
drunken condition was arrested and hla
, . .,, .hM. k,.,, ,
q,.,,,,,. Mickey's pardon pen Is explained
b tno following letter, received about a
j weetc ago from the former county attorney
' , r,,lnrii county, and subscribed with hla
Facts la Bnsh Cns.
ARAPAHOE, Neb.. Dec. 1$, 108. To tha
Editor of The Be: "With malice toward
. BnA charity for all
I aend In this
rli.n tin aftth it mm ....... V. .
none whatever against Bush. No ona waa
nr. I itA If stA nffllnHt. film ivArvtvuf m .
. MtoA wth hm
"Let us aee who have looked Into this
case and passed Judgment? Shall I call
the roll? There was J. F. Gallagher, fore-
W. W. Wright, since deceased; Johnston
Hamilton, since deceased: Joseph 8. Davis,
aWiuueJ Lukhart, W. . H. Calvin, JoL
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