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    The Omaha Sunday Bed
Ooan Into the Horn
Best & West
Kaiser with Eiffioultj Kept from Taking.
Fart in Campaisrn for Beiohstag.
Chancellor Writt w"hera Impsror Had
Hoped to Isine Eojal Manifesto,
GoTernment Has Power to OrdT Anotasr
Veto if lefeated.
Large KoUllat Gain Might Cum
tli Kmperor (a Reduce Number
of Votes of the
BERLIN. Jan. B.-(Hpeclal.) The kaiser
hope to carry the country and capture a
"patriotic" Reichstag within nix weeks." Ha
has net January 26 as election day. ,
According to trustworthy Information, tha
emperor waa on lha verge of Intruding hla
picturesque and virile personality Into tha
fight In much the tame way aa Mr. Roose
velt Interfered In tha recent struggle over
the governorship of New York. Only hla
majesty's Intervention would have been
more along Russian lines than American
llnca. However, he waa anxious to Issue
a lurid manifesto to his people urging them
to "vote Imperially" and to smash (he sedl
tlous and unholy 'alliance between tha
Catholics and the socialists who appear to
be obstructing his path to world-glory.
He waa only persuaded , by Prince von
Buelow and other counselors, whp pointed
out that such an Innovation would be
bitterly resented, especially by the liberal
element,' without whose aupport the gov
ernments case la hopeless, and that support
would be alienated at a stroke by import
ing the cxar'a ukase methods Into mora or
less liberated Germany, Chancellor von
Buelow's recent letter waa decided upon aa
a compromise.
few days of calm retrospect have filled
the government leaders with the gravest
doubts as to the wisdom of dissolving tha
Relohstag at a moment when the country
la rocking with discontent, ft la positively
known that the loaders do not cherish much
confidence that the Reichstag to be selected
will be a whit more tractable than tha
nadlral Talk la Heard
This fear la exposed In a statement by
a prominent South German newspaper to
the effect that the Prince von Buelow will
not hesitate in the event of defeat to tear
the ballots of January 36 Into shreda and
appeal to the country a second time. The
constitution permlta the repetition of such
a process indefinitely, but a revolution
would almost Inevitably be the flouted coun
try's answer If the government's disgust
with tha electorate became simple defiance.
Current report absolves Prince von Bue
low of any such Intention. It In reported
that he would oonalder a government defeat
at the polls tantamount to his own political
rth warrant, and would summarily ab
f ' dtcate the chancellorship. Borne wild talk
i Is In circulation, but saner Judges cannot
conceive that the kaiser will dream of any
thing more! radical than tha abolition of
universal suffrage.
Tha empire' la now ablaae with campaign
excitement. All parties have Issued their
calls to battle and appeals for election
expense. The government ts making
frantlo petitions to voters to sink petty
differences and to atand shoulder to shoul
der for broad national Ideals. There is al
most universal expectation that the social
ists will win heavily and that the Catho
lics, whom the government dislikes, will
simply make way for the socialists, whom
tha government despises.
Notwithstanding the fact that tha coun
try la undoubtedly at the aenith of an un
precedented prosperity, the Increased cost
of living, the colonial scandals, the eccen
tricltlea of the kaiser, Germany's uncom
fortable foreign position, polios Injustice
and heavy taxes combine to put the eled
torate Into the ugliest mood It has shown
for generations. Social democracy, aa the
only consistent party opposition, will hardly
fall to reap the benefits of this winter of
Portuguese Government to Bo Ignored
by Press Vnless Bill ta
LISBON. Jan. B. (Special.) An Interest-
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government and the newspapers, which
promises exciting developments. Recently
the government brought forward a bill In
Psji lament regulating the lights and the
liberties of the press, which was generally
condemned as being of a reactionary nature.
The second act in the drama took place
when the proprietors and political directors
of nearly all of the Lisbon papers held a
meeting after which they came to the fol
lowing agreement: "That anyone aiding In
any way to caray this bill Into law shall
be Ignored in the public, press and ahall
be regarded aa nonexistent."
neither the persons nor the speeches of the
members of the government will be 'men
tlond In the Lisbon press, and only tha
Miicha nt the onnosltlon writ I ha rnnrtA
All of the principal newspapers both In
Lisbon and the provlncee have adhered to
this resolution. The fall of the govern
ment is even predicted If the bill Is not
quickly withdrawn.
Withdrawal of British Treona froas
Dthala May Basalt la
Mare Tremble,
CALCUTTA. Jan. I. (Special.) Referring
to the decision of the government of India
to evacuate Dthala and the Aden Hlnter-
in !
a land.
- to foi
the Pioneer aays: Aden will have
forego the advantages of having a hill
itlon. but this Is of small consequence
compared with the bad effect likely to be
produced among the local tribesmen by
the withdrawal of troupe from the Turkish
The difficulties experienced by Colonel
Wahab In earrytng out the delimitation of
i the Hinterland- were aggravated by the
action of the Turkish authorities, wko had
pushed th!r military poets wall Into de
batable land. The British occupation of
Vfcj.lnhala cheeked any further movement of
ijBhe kind and created a feeling of outifl.
jP dence among the tribes, who had no desire
to come under Turkish rule. Now the old
feeling of uncertainty will revive and there
may be a renewal ef eUatsrbanoe aiong
carat aa routes.
aaday, Jnwuary . 1T.
Sunday and colder In east portion. Mon
day fair.
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and colder Sunday. Monday talr.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
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Crank wrecka a big Phil,
with a bomb, killing and wo
T sev-
oral people, because he was m given a
loan of $5,000. X, Page 1.
President Jeffrey of the Rio Grande
railroad testifies regarding the effect on
competition of the consolidation of the
Union and Southern Pacific lines.
X, Page 4.
Wreckage floating ashore Indicates pos
sibly the Pacific mail steamer ' Panama
may have been wrecked with over 100
people pn board. X, Page 8.
Chicago convention will ask president
to send special message to congress ask
ing for Immediate passage of reciprocal
demurrage act X, Page
W. H. Michael, consul general at Cal
cutta, India, is on his way home on a
sixty-day leave. Rumpr says he will not
return. X, Page
oehbkax rows.
Real estate men agree that Omaha prop
erty Is priced too low at present and
that coming season will see activity In
building continued.
XX, Page 3.
New York's census at end of ltot shows
the population of the city to have grown
876,000 during the year, or more than a
thousand a day. IL Page 8.
City Engtneer Rosewater plans another
big storm sewer for Omaha drainage sys
tem to be built during the year.
XX, Page
Electoral campaign throwa all Germany
In a ferment and emperor has strong de
sire to take an active part. X, Page 7
Japan and Russia are having a difficult
time, attempting to renew treaty relatione
broken off by the war. X, Page 1
Indications that reform forces in the
legislature and the corporation element
will bring the contest to a Showdown early
In the session. Corporations make stand
In the senate, X, Page 1
Governor Sheldon announces he will ap
point Rpbert Cowell railway commissioner
In case his failure to be sworn In with
other officers Invalidates his title to office.
X, Page 3
Supreme court rebukes John T. Cathera
in deciding case brought against Frank IS.
Moores as mayor X, Page 3
Supreme court decides building lnspoctor
must issue permit for erection of gas
rcelver. X, Page S
General Manager Mohler of the Union
Pacific and Grand Master Hannahan of
the Firemen's brotherhood take steps to
prevent, a spread of the strike pn the
Southern Pacific. - X, Page T
Father who lives In Kansas kidnaps his
child from the Creche where it had been
left by its mother. Child Is later re
covered. XX, Page 8
Three Omaha-Chicago roads now In
active' competition for the fast mall con
tract for next four years.
XX, Page 10
Grand nephew of old Red Cloud a wit
ness in the Modlsett land fraud case.
X, Page S
Kansas City is asking for still greater
discrimination against Omaha In grain
rates to the southeast. X, Page 7
Federal court holds that Indian woman
who has been allotted li .id still retains
the title, though It had been passed to
husband fnom whom she was aubsequently
divorced. X, Page 7
Newe from western army posts.
XX, Page
What is doing among the secret so
clctles. XX, Page 8
Tappenlngs In Omaha suburbs.
XI, Page
Nebraska Publlo Library commission re
port 'shows that the traveling library
work is growing steadily in popularity
and women's clubs are aiding in its ex
tension. X, Page
Omaha Toung Women's Christian asso
ciation Is planning frr a big reception,
under direction of Its gymnasium depart
ment, on Tuesday evening, at Ita present
quarters. X, Page
Omaha society folks are looking fbr a
little quiet since the holidays are past
Bridge Whist holds sway aa an amuse
ment, and will shorten the hours of Lent.
X, Page
Long looked for report of Engineer
Kelrsted on valuation of water works ar
rtvea and is locked up until council com
mittee meets. X, Page
Civic league of Des Moines files some
sensational affidavits, alleging fraud In
making' up Jury list and drawing the
Juries. I. Page
Some facta about a few of the notable
boxing referees In the United Slates.
X, Pae B
Scores In the doubles and singles In
the city bowling tournament. X, Page t
In the Magazine Section of The Sunday
wm IounQ "r t .
Albert L. Mohler, vice president and gen
eral manager of the Union Pacific rail
road; an Account of Bomb Thrpwtng In
Rome; Gossip of Plays and Players; Mu
sic and Musical Mattera; Stage Beauties
In the Making; John C. Nelson's Rise In
the World; Cretans Win Their Long
Fight; When Steamboats Churned Mis
souri's Waters; "The Angel from Pitts
burg;" Cualnt Capers of Cupid; The Doom
of King Peter; Weekly Grist of Sporting
Gossip. 10 Pages
cxassm axorxov.
In the Children's Section of The Sun
day Bee will be found Buster Brown;'
Talk With the Busy Bees; Little Journeys
by Little Folks; Little June's Narroe Es
cape; Winter Sports for City Children;
"The Story fit the Saratogas;" Lovely
Lily and the Shark.
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Considerable Friction Felt letwsen Japan
and Russia in Drawing. Up Agreement.
Be 'i Desire to Hold Controlling
aO;. r in Chinese FroTince.
Japan Would Declare Knsso-Cbinese
Treatj Abrogated by War.
Allegation Made that Ruaala Has
Yielded More Than Justice De
maads, bat Japan laalsts
oa More.
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 6. (Special.)
The dispute between Russia and Japan is
everywhere discussed with a measure of
anxiety. The Russo-Japanese negotiations
began at St Petersburg, apparently under
favorable auspices, each party professing I
desire to deal with outstanding questions
In the spirit of give and take. Moot ques
tions were those which the Portsmouth
treaty had referred to the good sense and
the good will of both governments, more
partioularly the conclusion of a commer
cial treaty and the definition of the fishing
rights to be conferred upon Japanese sub
jects on the Faclfto coast of Russia. The
Russian government tsckled the unpleasant
task in the spirit of a self-respecting
sportsman who, having lost a certain sum
regards It as a debt of honor, and proceeds
to pay every penny, but naturally expects
his obligations to extend no. further than
the debt Incurred. Hence the negotiations
opened well. Corea's International status
being among the first topics dealt with
Russia evinced a most liberal attitude.
foregoing its right to question Japan's in
terpretations, the deductions and the prac
tical consequences of which, were it ani
mated by a desire of profiting by technical
arguments In Its favor, it might have done.
Its motives were the desire of establishing
lasting peace and cultivating neighborly
terms with Its recent adversary. For the
same reasons further exorbitant claims
which the Mikado's government advanced
were regarded as mere deal res, not as
practical proposals, still leas as Irreducla
ble demands.
This point it Is claimed, has not been
appreciated. It is claimed that Japan in
sists upon unacceptable terms, the refusal
of which by Russia may be arbitrarily In
terpreted aa a refusal to observe the Ports
mouth treaty, while their acceptance would
transform the peace between the two em
pires Into the merest armistice. That is the
present position, and it Is claimed that It
deserves the attention of all of the sincere
friends of peace.
Japan Wants Rivers.
In the first place then, it appears that
Japan requires the rivers Sangaxt and
Amur to be opened to international navi
gation. Russia, asking" wherefore, receives
the answer: Because the third clause of
the Portsmouth treaty involves this act of
self .denial and abrogates, ipso facto the
Algun treaty by which China In ltu8 con
ferred upon Russia the right of navigating
those rivers, and also because, last year,
Japan concluded a treaty with China by
which the latter state throws open to lta
trade all commercial centers in the Amur
and Sungaii baaln.
Here the . cxar'a Jurisconsults Join issue
with the Japanese, pointing out that the
Portsmouth treaty neither Implies nor In
volves Russia's renunciation of special
rights on the rivers aforesaid, and cannot
possibly be taken to abrogate the treaty
concluded by China and Russia because
International treaties are annulled In a
different way. In the third clause of the
Portsmouth treaty the Russian government
declares that It possesses In Manchuria no
territorial privileges or preferential or ex
ceptional concessions calculated to Infringe
upon Chlna'a sovereign tights, or Incom
patible with the principle of equality of
rights. Now, the authorization to navigate
the Amur and the Bungarl rivers Is not In
cluded by that declaration because It la
not a mining, railway or agrarian privilege,
neither doea it encroach upon China's sov
ereign rights any more than the navigation
of the Prussian stretch of the River Vis
tula by Russian steamers would be a vio
lation of the king of Prussia's sovereign
rights. Riparian peoples are accustomed
to accord each other navigating privileges
on the river systems that traverse both
countries. These rights are the outcome of
geological situations and are bestowed only
by neighbors upon each other. As the
Portamouth treaty could not abrogate the
Algun treaty, neither could last year's
agreement between China and Japan ab
rogate It snd In neither document Is the
Aigun treaty mentioned. The first clause
of the Chlno-Japanese treaty provides for
the opening of various Manchurlan centers
to international commerce. To this Russia
has offered no objection, although the term
for the evacuation has not yet expired.
Nor does It affect the river navigation.
Evacaatloa of Masehsrla.
The complaints which are being uttered
that Russia Is slow to evacuate Man
churia and that the foreign powers are
Indifferent to its procrastination are
deeply to be regretted because being ut
terly groundless they betray a spirit
which would not be conducive to such re
lations between the two countries as
would guarantee lasting peace in the far
east. The truth Is that it Is -conceded
quite generally that Russia haa with
drawn Its troops with commendable
promptitude, and so much more quickly
than Japan that at present Its military
establishment there la numerically loss,
much less, than that of its neighbor. In
deed, Japan haa about twlee as many sol
diers as Russia there. '
The dissatisfaction expressed at Rus
sia's attitude on the question of the Sag
hall en fisheries la equally unfounded. So
scrupulously has the Russian government
acted In this matter and so anxious haa
It been not to prejudice any ostentations
point that even, where it might reasonably
farm out the flsheriea to Its own subjects
on long-time leases, as heretofore, it has
declined to grant leases for longer than a
twelve month. On the other hand It li
J 01 published complaints, although Its
aubjecta have not yet received either fish
cry lights in Southern Saghalien or the
property which was seised there. And
yet tee tenth clause of the Portsmouth
treaty completely guarantees those rights.
Outaldera who stand up tor the open
door and equal opportunities have sug
gested that aa a new conciliatory element
of the discussion that Russia should give
way on the aubject of the navigation of
the Bungarl and Amur, aipt Japan'a con
tention and eschewing precedents consider
the Aigun treaty abnegated by the an.
iCotaUnued OA TUird Page.
Title ef Viceroy May Be All
that la Left te Lord
CALCUTTA. Jan, B. (Special.) And now
It la reported that Lord Kitchener Is to be
given a hand still more free In connection
with the military government of India. The
troubles in this connection between Lord
Kitchener and Lord Curson, the viceroy,
will be remembered by all. It was at that
lime supposed that the home office had
dona all that could possibly be done along
these lines, and the surgestlon Is made
that If things continue In this direction
much longer the viceroy. Lord Minto, will
have little roal power left except that
which clings round the title of viceroy.
On the occasion of his visit to the great
Mohammedan college at Allgarb. Lord
Kitchener made a pleasant reference to the
association: which he had formed with
Mohammedans all over the world In the
course, of hla career. He added: "It Is
very satisfactory to see that the education
given here tends to Increase the feelings
of devotion and loyalty to the klng-em-peror,
and that spirit for military service
which distinguished your forefathers In the
past. As you are aware a large proportion
of the Indian army consists of Moham
medan officers and men. These constitute
some of the finest and bravest soldiers I
have the honor to command and worthily
maintain the credit and reputation of the
Mohammedan races of India. As president
of the Gordon college In Khartoum I wish
to thank you for the kind expressions you
have used about that Institution. Of course
it is a small one compared with Allgarh,
but I continue to receive excellent reports
of the progress that ts being made and the
enthusiasm of the Mohammedan popula
tions, and I hope in the course of time the
students of the Gordon college will rival
Allgarh In competition for university
Pamphlet Dealing with EaforeemeBt
of Laborers Act la Pub-
liahed by Society. V
by Society.
DUBLIN, Jan. B. (Special.) The United
Irish league haa Just published a pamph
let containing instructions as to the best
manner of putting the laborer's act of 1506
into force. The pamphlet opens with a
description of the act and a comparison
with the previous law. Mr. Wyndham
having facilitated the passage of the land
act by express pledges of legislation on be
half of laborers brought in the following
session a bill which was rather an ag
gravation than a redress of their griev
ances. The Irish party appeared reluctant
to recommend the rejection of so colorles-i
a measure. They accordingly let the second
reading of the bill pass and proceeded
laboriously to amend It In committee.
When amendments of value were Intro
duced Mr. Wyndham proceeded to kill hla
own ill-fated offspring. The result of the
agitation which followed waa the act of
1906, which is described In the pamphlet
aa a .'great Improvement on lta predeces
sors; It gets rid qf most of their delays,
obstructions, and colls Of red tape and
substitutes a cheap, speedy and efficient
procedure, which if It can only be placed
In the hands of capable -and business-like
inspectors of the local government board
with courage to face the. difficulties of the
situation resolutely will in a few "short
years transform the face of the country,
and effect a most salutary change In the
housing of the laborers of Irelapd."
British v Representative la Xlsrerla
Makes Long Journey Through
Desert of Sahara.
CAIRO, Jan. B. (Special.)-. According to
reports received here from Nafada In the
hinterland of Senegal Mr. Hans Vlscher,
British assistant resident at Kano, Nigeria,
has reached Malfonl after an adventurous
Journey across the Sahara from Tripoli,
His route was through Mursuk, a Turkish
garrison town 000 miles south of Tripoli, and
then south across the desert to the oasis of
. Bllma lies 1,000 miles south of Tripoli.
Mr. Vlscher, who Is of Swiss extraction,
originally intended to start his return Jour
ney from England to his post at Kano.
Numerous delays caused Mr. "Vlscher to
make his start much later than anticipated.
A number of native pilgrims returning to
their homes from Mecca heard of Mr.
Vlscher's projected Journey and obtained
permission to accompany him,. He traveled
as an official representative of the British
government and there is no doubt that his
Journey will have an Important effect in
increasing British prestige among the Ma
hommedana of Western Africa.
No European of the present generation
has previously accomplished the Journey
through the heart of the great Sahara,
The route apart from the most 'trying oll
matlo conditions ts very dangerous, lying aa
It does amid the territories of uncontrolled
and savage tribes.
Germany Held Responsible tor Actios
of Twrkey Regarding Debt
of Macedonia.
CONSTANTINOPLE. Jan. 6. (Special.)
The debt council has rejected the British
proposals for the relief of the Macedonian
budget, but haa pledged Itself to covar
Macedonian deficits from the surplus of
the tithes attached to the loan service.
Should this surplus be Insufficient the coun
cil and the government will make good
the deficiency.
The British proposal was to take from
the surplus of the customs and other rev
enues the sum of 1260,000 annually to cover
Macedonian deficits. German Influence is
the direct cause of the rejection of that
proposal, for Germany ardently desires that
the surplus of such revenues shall be de
voted by the porte exclusively to the pay
ment of the kilometric guarantees for the
Bagdad railway.
The responsibility taken by the debt coun
cil In order to further German alms can
be considered very serious.
Grant ef Constitution Orange River
Colony Ralaes Protest f mm
JOHANNflBl'RG, Jan. l(Speclul.) The
announcement of the grant of a constitution
to the Orange River colony is deplored here
as being the last blow tn the driving of
the wedge of Bund influence light through
British South Africa.
The Rand Dally Mall bitterly denounces
the new arrangements and regrets that an
attempt Is being made to force the growth
of South Africa union by means of a poli
tical hot-house commission and a consti
tution based upon the assumption that lha
Boers are ready to shed tUcir national
ideals at any uiomeuU
Kan from Garner, la, Throwa Ixplosive
at Cashier of Philadelphia Institution.
Bemb Thrower and Cashier Are Killed and
Eix Men Injured.
Books and Valuable Papers Ton to Bhreds
and filowi Into Street.
Celling Over Hla Desk Spattered with
Blaoa and Head of Anarchist
la Foul la Ceraer af
Hie Reese.
PHILADELPHIA. Jan, S. Two men dead,
a score of others Injured, two of whom may
die, and the ' beautiful Interior of a bank
building ruined, la the result of a bomb
being dropped In the Fourth Street Na
tional bunk here today by a man who had
demanded a loan of 15.000, for which he
could show no collateral. The Identity of
the perpetrator of the outrage la a mystery,
for he was blown to pieces by his own
engine of death. Nothing la left to tell
who he la but a bunch of ten keys, found
in a fragment of clothing belonging to
the bomb thrower. A plate In the ring
holding the keya bore the name of R.
Steele, Gamer, la., and the police are look
ing up the man. The other man killed
was W. Z. MoLear, cashier of the bank,
who had been talking to the stranger and
had refused his request
Among the most seriously Injured are:
William Crump, colored, private meesenjrer
to the president of the bank; badly mangled
and may die.
William Wright, bank employe: may dlo.
Thomas B. Rutter, Lansdale, Pa.; frac
tured skull.
Frank LaRold, clerk.
A. F. DonUnicl, clerk.
C. R. Horton, clerk.
Miss Julia Brady, stenographer,-
First Calls on President.
Tho man who dropped the bomb called
upon Richard H. Rushton, president of the
bank, also president of the Philadelphia
Cloarlng House association, shortly before
noon and asked for a loan of BK.000. The
president quickly slsed him up aa eccentric
and turned him over to the cashier with
the Idea that the latter would have him
taken from the building. Before leaving
the man ahowed Rushton a picture of a
woman and a child with . the remark:
"Ain't they all rlghtT" A few moments
later there was a terrific explosion which
shook the big building and completely
wrecked the Interior of the bank. Cashier
McLear was In his office when the man
threw the bomb and was Instantly killed.
With the exception of his right arm and
shoulder he - was not mangled. The most
or4ltnalr InlimaJ las Tl'IITInm rsiim ilia
colored messenger
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tempt to seise the object which the man
was about to drop but was an Instant too
late. The messenger. If he survives his
terrible Injuries probably- will be blind.
Eight ef the bunch of ten keya found
are small and flat and similar to those
used In opening tin boxes. The keys have
been photographed by the police and the
pictures will be sent to various cities In
the hope of finding a clue which will clearly
tabllsh the Identity of the bombthrower.
A description of the man given by Presi
dent Rushton has been telegraphed to
Gamer, la., and other towns In that sec
tion of the west
President Raahton Talks.
1 was very busy," said President Rush-
ton, "when the man entered my office, snd
I asked him to be seated for a moment.
He was very poorly dressed, had patches plosion is unknown. BIsbee and Bikers
on hla shoes, and his entire appearance field, nearby towns, were severely shaken.
made me a bit curious. While he was
waiting for ma to finish the business I had
In hand, at the moment I happened to no
tice that he looked at me very curiously.
I asked bis business and he gave hla name
aa G. E. Williams and said he wanted a
loan of 16,000. He did not look like a man
who could make a loan of that amount
and I asked blm for collateral. He said
something about an Insurance policy and
that It would mature tn from one to five
years. I waa then convinced the man was
a crank and decided to dismiss him at
once, not for a moment thinking there waa
any harm In him. I told him that he
would have to see the cashier and directed
him out in the banking department At
the same moment I called my colored mes-
senger, William Crump, to see that the
man was quickly taken out of the building.
Aa I turned to continue my work at the
desk there was a terrific explosion. The
man had no time to reach the cashier; the
explosion came so sudden."
Bomb Throwers' Body Fouad.
The roar of the explosion brought the
tenants on all floors to their feet and a
general rush waa made to the elevators and
stairways. Aa the excited people came out
there waa a rush from the street to rescue
those who it was thought were caught In
the building. Meantime an alarm was
turned in and firemen were quickly on the
ground. There being no Ore in the place
the firemen and policemen ordered every
body out and a strong guard was thrown
about the building. After President Rush
ton had recovered himself he told what
had happened and a search for the bomb
thrower was made. At the moment It was
supposed he had not been killed, but in
taking out the body of Cashier McLear
and looking for others, portions of a body
were found that plainly Indicated that the
man had been blown to pieces.
The escape of President Rushton waa
almost miraculous, for the damage is great
est in his office. The celling over his desk
Is bespattered with blood and under a pile
of wreckage In one comer of the office
waa found the head and shoulders of the
bomb thrower as well as his overcoat Mr.
Rushton does not know how he escaped,
but recollects going up the steps of the
building to tha Down Town club, a dining
organisation, where be waa later found In
a dazed condition.
Not only la the entire Interior of the bank
wrecked, but the large windows looking
out on a small aide street were blown out.
The explosion scattered all the books and
papers of the Institution, which were not
In the vaults at the time
Some of them were blown out of the
windows and were returned by those who
found tbem.
t ashler Refnseo Money.
Eugene Mcllhone. assistant to the cashier,
returned to the bank after having his
wounds dresaed at the Pennsylvania hos
pital. j Was about twenty-five feet from Mr.
McLear," ha said. "I was very busy at
the time as the bank waa on the point of
closmg lta doors after completion of the
ICunilaued oa Secoud lint e l
oath Dakota Seaatorshtp May Come
t'p In Canena Monday
PIERRR 8l D. Jan. S. (Special Tele
gram.) Governor Crawford and practically
all the state officials, Including the con
gressmen elect and Senator Gamble are In
the city, ready for tho work of the session.
Senator Gamble Is accompanied by a
strong delegation from Tankton, who are
all working In his Interests. At the present
they express the utmost confidence In the
outcome, and the Indications point to his
election without much of a fight. At the
same time there Is an element of danger
present, which might develop, but which
Is being well kept down. It Is expected
the matter of the senatorshlp will he
brought up In the caucus for organisation
which will be held Monday night In which
ease the point will be raised by the stal
wart faction that It Is not a proper matter
for such a caucus, and that action should
be deferred until the charges which have
been made against the senator have been
Investigated. It will be urged that if the
charges are not founded on fact he will
lose nothing by such action as the vote
cannot be taken until the Ed. which will
give ample time for the Investigation. If
the charges are not proved Gamble will re
ceive every vote of the stalwarts, but oth
erwise they do not believe he should re
ceive their votes.
In the speakership contest it ts conceded
that either Chaney or Carroll will win.
Their strength appears to be well divided
and It will likely take the caucus to de
cide. As both are friends of Gamble and
the Incoming administration the leaders are
keeping out of the fight so far as any
surface Indications are concerned.
The fight for secretary of the senate is
now fully three cornered with Armstrong
of Faulkton. Simons of Davison and Mun
son of Clark In the contest each feeling
Cone of Minnehaha appears to be In the
lead for chief clerk of the house over Peter
son of Lawrence.
J. D. Elliott United States disfMct at
torney, when shown a Washington special
In regard to his salary, said, "I am not
worrying over the situation, and if neces
sary to refund the payments I have re
ceived I am not like one who cannot do
it and even If I get no salary I have been
paid In the fun of playing the game."
Accident In Arlsena Mine Resnlts In
Injury ef a Hanker ef
FX PASO, Tex., Jan. S. The magaztne
containing 9,700 pounds of dynamite at the
Denn-Arlzona ahaft in Lowell, Arte,, ex
ploded late yesterday evening with ter
rific force. Kvery wlndowpane In Lowell
was shattered and the shock was felt at
Douglas, twenty-six miles away. Distress
ing rumors were current for some hours of
many killed and others Imprisoned in the
shaft, but Investigation showed that all
were untrue.
There were thirteen men at work tn the
shaft on the l.ono and 1. 100-foot levels, all
1 v uyiii en ajs;u, a iw iiiunt btoiiuucv m
I . -
fured was Joe Colle. foreman of the mine.
who whs struck by a - frying j piece of
wreckage and sustained a fractured skull.
W. E. Wallace, who was tn the same room
with Oolle, escaped with ' a seriously
braised back.
J. D. Adklnann and four other men tn
the blacksmith shop, located only sixty feet
from the powder magaxlne, got off with
minor Injuries. Lee Wyatt, a carpenter
at the. mine, waa Just starting to drive
home when the magaxlne blew up. His
buggy was demolished and his horse blown
I to atoms, but Mr. Wyatt escaped with
trifling Injuries, r- istandlng that he
was In the midst perfect shower ef
Superintendent Pattlson estimates the
damage, outside of the loss of the ex
plosives, at 16,000. The cause of the ex-
, but escaped serious damage.
St. Loala Brewer Has Relapse
Two Meiabere of .Family
Are 111.
ST. LOUIS. Jan. 6. Adolphua Busch, the
wealthy brewer, who was recovering from
I a acvere attack of pneumonia, suffered a
: relapse and passed a very restless night
' jyr- Ltiedeking has attended him almost
( conataritly since yesterday and said this
morning that Mr. Busch's condition shows
, mtie improvement but he hopes to make
j a mor favorable report before the day Is
MrB' Adc.tphus Busch. who waa confined
t0 her bed a MVere cold during the
! crltlcaj period of her husband's Illness, was
compelled to again take to' her bed today,
having become completely exhausted
through constant watching over her hus
band. Dr. Luedeklng this evening stated that
Mr. Busch had practically thrown off the
attack of pneumonia and ia now suffering
from acute bronchitis, which has lain
dormant In his system since his return
from Europe last summer.
For the last week the patient has been
unable to lie down. Awake and asleep he
alts up In a big arm chair to prevent at
far as possible the paroxysms of coughing
which at Intervals rack him. Preparations
are being made to take htm to Aiken, S. C,
to recuperate as soon aa he can travel.
August A. Busch. the eldest son, was
confined to his bed today by a sever at
tack of sciatica.
Formal Written Statement of Former
leister Brown Aelcaofvt trains;
Paternity ef Twe Children.
ALT LAKE CITT. ttah. Jan. I. George
P. Hoover, the Washington attorney who
has been retained In the defense of Mis.
Anna M. Bradley, the slayer of former
Senator Arthur Brown, departed for Wash
ington thla evening-, having In his posses
sion a formal written statement made by
Arthur Brown In 1905 In which he acknowl
edges the paternity of two of Mrs. Brad-
j ley s children. Their names are Arthur
Brown Bradley and Mark Montgomery
Brown Bradley. The statement specifically
declares that "these are my children by
Anna M. Bradley."
These are the children whom Brown ape
ciflcally disowned tn his last will.
Attorney Hoover secured other material
to be used In Mrs. Bradley's defense at
Military Reservation tbaadourd.
WASHINGTON, Jan. . By an executive
order the military reservation at Fort
Davis, Tea., embracing about gto acres of
land, having become useless for military
purposes, has been transferred to the con
trol of the secretary of the interier for disposition,
Contest letween Corporations and Be
formers to Be Forced Parly in Session.
First Test Likely to Come with the leport
of tho Committee on Committees,
If He rails Then They Ixpeot to Lose tho
Openinc Bound.
Resolution Rearardlaa- Lobbyists
Likely te Cannae the PreeeSar
In nv Sumner ef Legisla
tive Matters.
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, Jan. t (Special.) A "show
down between the members of the legisla
ture who are sincerely working for the
enactment of reform laws and those who
are hedged about with corporation strings
and Influence is coming shortly and may
be a part of the program of the proceed
ings during the early part of the week.
The affair will be pulled off In the senate,
because there seems to be no doubt In
the house the corporation representatives
are aadly in the minority, while in the sen
ate the matter ia In doubt. It has been
suggested that the lines be drawn as soon
as possible, so that the people of the state
will know who are representing their In
tercets and who are lined up on the other
side. How the conflict will be started haa
not yet been settled, but It ts coming, and
it will be hot and serious until one side
or the other Is tn complete eontroj of the
upper house. It may come ever a minority
report on the report of the committee on
committees, and If that matter Is com
promised and settled It will come on some
other proposition, but there Is a feeling
In the reform element and in the-element
which is supposed te be against reform
that the matter should be settled before
the session gets down to passing bills and
the branding Irons applied where they be
long. Depends oat PhtHlps.
The corporation lobby is making a desper
ate effort to control the senate committees,
having come to the conclusion that they
must defeat reform legislation that affects
them adversely In the senate if at all. A
man who stands close to one of the rail
road . lobbyists, who haa been on the
ground from the first, describes the situa
tion and the steps leading up to it aa fol
lows: "We figured an the time that we would
have to get oar work tn In the ssrmte, and
started out to organize through tha second
term membership. You remember what a
scrap we had at the senate caucus when
Sackett, who was put up by the reformers
as the seventh man on the committee on
committees, was beaten out by a margta
of "only one vote. In order to head blm
eft we had to take up Phillips of Holt W,ho
is not exactly our kind of people, but he
was the only one for whom we could get
the necessary votes in addition to those
we could place with anybody. The Job now
cVpende on whether Phillips will go
through with us and let our fellows have
the committee places that we need. We
thought we had the serrate committee at
least 4 to S, but at last accounts it looked
as If it would be at least 4 to 8 against us.
We'll know when the committee list comes
out. If the new members have all the
best chairmanships and the second-termers
are on the back seats, we will have
lost the second round and we will have to
get busy to come up to the scratch agala
with an even chance."
House Committees Tuesday.
Speaker NetUeton la going to have bla
committees ready to report to the members
of the house Tuesday morning. He has
been constantly at work since the ad
journment Thursday afternoon, and today,
he announced be bad aknest completed bis
tank. He believes it is courtesy due the
house members to make no public an-,
nouncemont of the personnel of the com
mittees until he Informs the house ef bla
The senate committees win be ready for
announcement at the same time.
Some of the tn embers of the house are
beginning to wonder if the anti-lobby reso
lution adopted Thursday morning applies
to everyone who Is Interested In a bllL
The members Interviewed so Interpret tho
resolution and the sergeant-at-arms will be
Instructed to eject forcibly, it necessary,
any person who tries to Influence any.
member on any measure, on the floor of
the house. Kvery person Interested will
i be given an opportunity to be beard be
fore a committee on any measure under
consideration. This rule applies te heads
ef state institutions as well as regularly
acknowledged paid corporation lobbyists.
All go In tha same class according to this
Just what part the fuslonists Intend to
play In the enactment of legislation this
winter Is, of course, problematical, while
It frequently has been published It was
their plan to make as much political
capital out of the session as possible, the
leaders have said the fuslonists would as
sist the republicans In the enactment of
reform laws, rather than obstruct them.
For this reason some surprise has been ex
pressed thst Patrick of Sarpy should Jump
Into the game with an anti-lobby bill. It
Is said Patrick has been the local attorney
for the Burlington in hia town. It stands
to reason the republican members will pass
measures covering the republican state
platform, which have been introduced by
republicans. This move of Patrick will
give the fuslonists, however, an oppor
tunity to orate and charge tbe republicans
with insincerity. It seems to be the general
lmprasion, however, that some auch meas
ure will become a law.
Objection to Bpeelao Levy.
There aeems to be no doubt this legisla
ture will pay considerable attention to the
affairs of the State university and there
has been some sentiment fur an abolition
of the 1-mill levy, giving to the university
in its place, a specific appropriation. Un
der the present plan of giving a 1-mlll
levy there is no way the exact amount of
money the university fund will receive can
lie determined, and for that reason srare
of the members think It would be better
for the regents to ask for a specific ap
propriation. Inasmuch as the public schools
recvlve appropriation through a levy, the
state debt Is being paid by a levy, and
now the Stale Fair board wants a levy, at
tention has been in this direction, and
there Is a possibility if not a probability
that the levy proposition at least will be
headed off where It is.
The tight over the county option bill
this winter will be along different ttnee
from the fight of two years ago, when
tbe brewers tied up alia the railroads. Vl