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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVI-NO. 174.
OMAHA, MONDAY MOKNIXG, JAN U Alt V 7, 1907.
SINGLE COPY Tlllt EE CENTS.
TRAIN FIRE IS FATAL
Oie Paiienrer Dead tad Thret Itjured on
Lot Ancelet Limited.
CAUSE OF BLAZE NOT DISCOVERED
Touriite Aronted tod One Crtroomt by
Volume of okfc
ACCIDENT OCCURS NEAR LOVELAND, IOWA
Trala it Enroutt on Forthweiten from
Omaha to Chioteo tt Tim.
CONDUCTOR PREVENTS GREATER DISASTER
Oca Mil Is Louis De Larlo of Wash
Inateu, Bappoaealy Employed on
reaarresaloaaJ Committee oa
' Irrigated Lands.
l.i-t'IS DE LA RIO, Laramie, Wyo.
O. H. Johnson, Bait Lake City, alight
burna on neck and head.
Henry Cabrnw, Salt Lake City, right
Wrist cut by glass.
Mrs. R. Higglns, Carbondale, Pa., suffered
On passenger dead and three Injured are
tha mortal results of the second fatal acci
dent to befall Los Angeles Limited train
No. t within a week, when a Pullman
Sleeper caught fire early Sunday
while the train was running fro-
BlufTs to Missouri Valley, en rob
cago. Last Wednesday evening No. '4y '
No. 2, Overland Limited, came togett.
Brule, Neb., with fatal results. .
The Northwestern train had got within fc
mile of Loveland, near Missouri Valley,
when passengers In Pullman car Redfleld
were aroused by smoke. Conductor Hamlin
was Instantly on the scene, trying to dis
cover the cause of the smoldering Are
which filled the car with smoke, but fall
ing addressed himself heroically to the task
of protecting his passengers and saving the
This car was third from the rear. Be
tween It and the end was another coach and
an observation car. Before anyone else
had time to collect his thoughts Conductor
Hamlin, taking In the situation at a glance,
was under the car, scarcely yet brought to
a standstill, and uncoupling It from the
rest of the train. He rushed his panic
stricken passengers Into the rear car and
thus probably prevented a far more appal
Coudactor First One Alert.
While passengers were aroused by the
moke, the conductor was one of the first
to discern that something was wrong.
The trouble was discovered about 6:40, when
the train was about one mile east of Love
land, a small station on the Northwestern.
Women screamed and men Jumped out of
their berths In search of the fire. It could
not be found and thus far no one is cer
tain, where or what it was. The conductor
and porter had an idea that a woman with
little child had lighted an alcohol lamp
In her berth to heat milk or food of some
sort. for tha ha by.. They went to this berth
"While excltemehf was at Its height, but
were unable to confirm their suspicions.
This may have been the correct theory; It
The catastrophe threw the passengers Into
great excitement; all were awakened, it
seems but one, and had that one responded
to the common nervous shock the accident
might have passed with nothing more seri
ous than a badly burned Pullman car and
t few passengers slightly Injured.
Da Larlo Does Not Wake.
But Louis Da Larlo did not wake. He
was In a deep sleep and slept on until
Ms slumbers became eternal. His body was
found face downward In the aisle of the oar.
Evidently he had become partially over
come by the smoke In his sleep and half
waking had rolled from his berth and
struggled for his life, but too late. He was
terribly burned, the flames having almost
entirely consumed what apparel he had on.
The sight of one passenger's charred body
only served to heighten the nervous strain
upon the others, but the cool heads of Con
ductor Hamlin and those who were helping
solve the difficulty averted complications
from this cause.
Conductor Hamlin cut the burning car
loose from the others after he had hurried
his passengers into the rear car, hastened
to Missouri Valley with the burning car
and then went back for the others, taking
with him Dr. O. W. Colt, tha Northwestern s
physician and surgeon at Missouri Valley.
He then rushed the sufferers and other
passengers Into Missouri Valley. There
the body of De Larlo was taken In charge
by the coroner and the Injured were placed
in the depot passenger rooms and given
food and every medical attention necessary.
Ticket Agent Pike was at the command of
Dr. Colt In administering to the victims.
Those who had lost clothing in the fire
were amply supplied and their lot was
made as comfortable as possible under the
Porter Left with Victims.
A porter on the train was left by Con
ductor Hamlin with tha Injured passengers
to be of service to them and tha conductor,
after holding his train until ;60 a. m., re
sumed the trip to Chicago. v
The train escaped damage, save for the
car, Redfleld, which was badly burned, and
a car next to It which was slightly burned
at ona end.
De Larlo's home Is evidently at Laramie,
Wyo., as the coroner received a telegram
from tha Albany County National bank at
I,aramle asking that the body be sent
there and stating the bank would pay ex
penses. Papers In the doad man's pockets
show him to have been clerk of the con
gressional committee on Irrigated and arid
lands, and this la confirmed by the Con
gressional Record. Hit ticket read from
Laramie and it was supposed he had been I rtman ,t was ad(,p(Jj w down to dlnner
west on business for the committee and today physicians said that Mr. Har
was returning to Washington. Word was rlman nceded bsomti for perhaps a
trananuuca to ms uaarrss m wnsmngton.
wnlc-n nis papers snowea to nave been
1101 K Street, northwest.
His body was held by the coroner, who
will conduct an Inquest at t o'clock this
morning, and also this afternoon, when the
burned car will b examined.
i SMELTERMEN MAKE DEMANDS
lalaa at Great Falls, Meat, Vatea to
Ask Increase of Fifty Ceata
GREAT FALLS, Mont. Jaa. I. By a rote
of three to one tha members of the local
Mill and Smelter Men's union have decided
to make a demand on the management of
the Boston Montana smelter for an In
crease of to cents a day for all employes
who work oa change shifts in the various
departments. The men are at present,
and have been for several years, receiving
a day. Three thousand art affected.
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
Monday, January T, lOOT.
FORECAST FOR NEBRASKA Cloudy
Monday, snow In the western portion,
luesilHy, pnobithly fHlr.
FOKKCAHT FOR IOWA Partly cloudy
Monday, colder In central and east por
tions; Tuesday, fair.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
ffg. Hour. Deg.
15 1 p. m lg
15 2 p. m 19
1 3 p. m 19
1 4 p. m., 20
17 6 p. in 20
14 6 p. m 2o
1 7 p. m 20
18 8 p. m 20
6 a. m...
6 a. m...
7 a. m...
JO a. m...
II a. m...
9 p. m 21
Pullman car attached to Los Angeles
Limited catches fire near Missouri Valley.
One passenger Is burned to death and
three Injured. rage 1.
Irish will ask Speaker Dan Nettleton to
preside at home rule meeting in Omaha
January 21 i.
Harry A. Cloud, grand nephew pf Red
Cloud, tells of life of old warrior. Fags 8.
Spud Farrlsh, old-time Omaha fireman,
dies at Grlfnnsburg, Va, Page S.
Union revival services of three Meth
odist churches begin at First church.
Senate probably will spend most of the
week debating questions arising out of
discharge pf negro troops. Page 1.
Leaders in both houses will try to side
track everything except appropriation
bills. Fags L
Report of commissioner of immigration
shows evasions of law by Japaneso and
Chinese. Fags a.
Firemen's strike on Southern Pacific
'if ittled by agreement.
, 'HI And Harrlman agree uppn questions
V vlng terminal fight In northwest.
- Gamble succeeds in clearing
aw. '', osltlon to his re-election.
Lists of committees for both houses
will be ready Tuesday morning and real
work pf lawmaking will begin at once.
oomroxx bluffs ajtd xowa.
Report of hydraulic expert says value
of water plant, Including needed addi
tions, is about $600,000. Fage 3.
Several new state officers will be sworn
in this morning. Fage 3.
State Railway commission considering
demands of smaller creameries for lower
rates on short hnuls. Fage 3.
Btronghold of Raisoull at Zenat captured
by sultan's troops. The bandit and 700
men escape to the mountains. Fage 1.
KOTIWlflTI OF OOEAJT STZAM8XZFS
Port. Arrives. Sal 14.
NEW YORK.....M!noMnnk Gulls.
NEW YORK Now York
NEW YORK La RraUsns
LIVERPOOL I'mbrla ,..
NEW CUSTOMS POINT RAISED
Raveaaa Officers of New York Seise
. St oak. at Clear - Stand oa
NEW YORK, Jan. (.Goods valued, tt
Is alleged, at 22,000 were seised last night
on the Royal Mall liner Tagus, by Treasury
Department agents as the steamer lay at
its pier In the North liver.
All the stuff was taken from the barber
shop, which is conducted by O. Canapa,
an Italian. The articles Included cigars,
cigarettes and various articles of cloth
ing, none of which was declared on the
custom manifest according to the treasury
Lloyd B. Sanderson, agent for the Royal
Mall, declared that the barber had a per
feet right to carry the line of goods selxed
on the ship.
"He Is not an employe of the Royal Mall,"
said Mr. Sanderson. "He pays 140 a trip
for the privileges of the barber shop, and
In addition to his acting as barber, con
ducts the general ship store. It was per
fectly legitimate, we consider, for him to
sell Panama hats and other articles of
clothing. There has been no attempt at
INDIA WANTS NO EMIGRATION
Natives Told to Star at Home
Especially to Keep from
CALCUTTA. Jan. a (Speclal.)-The gov
ernment of India has Issued a notice to all
of the local governments to discourage the
emigration of the natives to Canada. The
notices posted warn the emigrants that
there is no prolablllty of their obtaining
employment, and that In the event of their
becoming destitute they will be liable to
deportation. The latest advices from Brit
ish Columbia are to the effect that people
from the climates of India are suffering
greatly this winter in British Columbia and
that some of the natives who left here In
such high hopes only a few months ago
have actually starved to death. Borne of
these gloomy reports circulated through the
villages of the natives by the natives
themselves will, however, do more to dls
courage the emigration than a doxen of the
official bulletins of the government.
E. H. HARRIMAN IS BETTER
Magnate Able to Appear at Dinner
Bad Doctors Say His Condition
NEW YORK, Jan. o. At the residence of
E. H. Harrlman tonight It was said that I
Mr. Harrlman, who underwent an opera- i
i tlon about a week ago, was, in the opinion !
tt hla nhvalclan dolnr verv well. Mr. t T u r- .
. week or ten doys more,
SPANISH QUEEN IS LIBERAL
Darlaa Winter Season Victoria Isaacs
Thousaad Rations Dally
ta tha Poor.
MADRID. Jan. f.-(9peclal.)-Jueen Vic
toria Eugenie has ordered that during the
rigors of the winter season l.OoO rations are
to be given dally to the poor at her ex
pense. FIREMEN'S STRIKE SETTLED
Traable aa Southern Pnclle In Texas
Eaaea by Amicable Agree
HOrBTON, Tex.. Jan. C An agreement
has been reached and papers signed for the
settlement of the Southern i'au-ifla flre
NO NEW LAWS FROM CONGRESS
Leaden Fltn to Choke Off All Lezis'atior
Ixoept Money lillt,
FIGHT ON TRES.D.NT IS PROMISED
Strong; Grass of Senators Is Forming
Who Oppose Taft Simply Because
of His Friendship with
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. ".-(Special.) Big
politics will be played In the next two
months In the congress of the United
States, for that Is all the time congress
will have to play politics until by opera
tion of law the Fifty-ninth congress ceases
Already the leaders In the senate and
house are taking counsel with one snother
with a view to reaching an agreement upon
program that will choke off all general
legislation except the passage of the big
money bills and a river and harbor measure
wherein the "pork" will be pretty gener
ally scattered about. But even should the
leaders, and that means the representatives
of the administration, reach an agreement
to the legislation to be passed. It Is
thought the anti-administration crowd In
the senate will make It mighty Interesting
and put up a right that will be worth
coming miles to see.
Senator Foraker, since the introduction
of his resolution calling for a congressional
Investigation of the Brownsville affair, has
been, figuratively speaking, "sawing wood."
He has done no talking, but has quietly
been marshaling facts to support his con
tention that the president, under the con
stitution, had no power to discharge "with
out honor" three companies of the Twenty-
fifth infantry for alleged participation in
he Brownsville riot.
un tne nouse side, it Is expected Rep
resentative Ralney, a democrat, will have
considerable to say on much the same line
and with the Brownsville affair as the
leading issue, accentuated by currency re
form, the encroachment of the executive
on the legislative branch of the govern
ment, a hot time In Washington is con
fidently looked for.
The division between leading members
of congress and Mr. Roosevelt seems not
to be upon any public Issues, but to be
confined almost wholly to the presidential
succession. The opposition to Secretary
Taft by Senators Kean of New Jersey,
Penrose of Pennsylvania, Foraker of Ohio,
Scott of West Virginia, Hemenway of
Indiana, and Dolllver of Iowa, Is not per
sonal, but Is due to their desire to elim
inate all rrten who are regarded as tied
by friendship to the president. Although
Vice President Fairbanks is not anxious
for an early frost to strike him, the new
shaping of political affairs has found his
lieutenants to the front, and they are
steadfastly at work In many of the middle
states. Apart from the case of Mr. Fair
banks, there Is a strong group of corpora
tion senators determined to control the
next national convention In the hope of
nominating a man who will have the sup
port of Interests antagonised by President
Bear Grows from lak Blot.
You have no doubt seen Clifford JL. Ber
ry man's bear. -.The cute little animal whieh
accompanied President Roosevelt In his pic
torial travels In the Washington Post, Ber-
ryman being the cartoonist of that paper.
Have you any idea how the bear came
into existence? Almost like all creations
which have brought fame to their cre
ators, Mr. Berryman's "Teddy Bear" was
an accident pure and simple. The cartoon
ist was drawing a picture of the president
In the cane brakes of Mississippi. It was
full of life and color, the president, in
hunting costume, ready to meet bruin at
any stage of the proceedings. The picture
was finished when wholly by accident a
great drop of Ink fell on the cardboard and
splattered about, much resembling the out
lines of a bear. Rather than take the
trouble of erasing the Ink blotch, Mr. Ber
ryman put a head on the black spot, and
thus the bear that has made the cartoonist
famous was born. Since that time he has
been doing yeoman service, for the bear
usually expresses the things that are in
the president's mind. Serious or humor
ous, grave or gay, he has become the trade
mark of one of the gentlest satirists In the
country, who leaves no sting behind.
Ticks that Hall the New Year.
"I'll put a girdle around the earth In
seven seconds," was not the exclamation
of the late Prof. William F. Gardner, when
he began his experiments in time contro ling
systems some thirty years ago, but his
inventions, which were first patented In
1883, have enabled the people of the naval
observatory In this city to do that very
Five minutes before midnight on Decem
ber 21, when the Instruments for recording
(Conttnnued on Second Page.)
A big gain and a big lead
ANARCHISTS UNDER ARREST
Emma Oolaaaan anal Alexander Berk,
man Cbaraed with laceadlary
NEW YORK, Jan. . -Alexander Berk
ma n. who last summer whs released f-om
state's prison, after having served fourteen
years for an attack on Henry C. Frick,
following the Homestead. Pa., riots In 1S!I,
together with Emma Goldman and two
others, were arrested today by detectives,
who broke up an anarchist meeting on the
Fast Side. Emma Goldman made the
speech which moved the police to action,
while Berkman exhorted the audience to
disobey the rommand to disperse. The
other prisoners are John R. Coryell, who
presided at the meeting, and Israel L.
Schwarts, a youth of 18 years, who refused
to leave the hall when It was cleared.
Emma Goldman Is charged with a viola
tion of that section of the penal code which
makes It a felony to give utterance from a
public platform to incendiary speeches.
Berkman and Coryell are held as acces
sories. Emma Goldman had not proceeded far
In her. address when she was Interrupted
by the police, according to whom she said
among other things, In English:
It is ridiculous to think that society
cannot get along without government. We
will say to the government: "Give us whnt
belongs to us in peace, and If you don't
give it to us In peace we will take It by
force." As long as I live and am able to
explain myself I will be opposed to govern
ment, and as i live and as my brain dic
tates will use force against the govern
ment. As the detectives moved toward the stage
there was a stampede for the exits, which
Berkman tried to stop.
Asked at police headquarters to define
"anarchy" as he understood the term,
"I believe as an anarchist In government
without force. The foundation of the pres
ent and all government is force. I believe
society Is perfectly capable of governing
Emma Goldman and Borkman were later
admitted to ball, a bond of $2,000 In each
case being furnished. -
ASK NETTLETON TO PRESIDE
Irish Waat Speaker of Nebraska
House aa Chairman of Meeting;
Dan Nettleton, speaker of the Nebraska
house of representatives, will be asked to
preside at the Irish home rule meeting
which is to be held January 21 at Edward
Creighton Institute. This was decided at a
session Sunday of the committee In charge
of the meeting. Representatives James
Walsh and Mike Lee were appointed a
committee to Invite him. Mr. Nettleton Is
a native of county Tyrone, Ireland.
Arrangements were made for placing the
tickets of admission to the meeting on Jan
uary 21, and other matters of a routine na
ture in furtherance of .the meeting dis
posed of. A letter, enclosing a substantial
check, was received from John Rush, na
tional bank examiner, In which he stated
he would not be able to attend the meet
ing, on account of out-of-town business,
but he wished the committee great success
in Its efforts to assist In freeing Ireland
from English domination.
Among those present at tha,-oramltte
meeting were Thomas- J. Flymn, -T. J. Fits-
morrls, Hugh McCaffrey, Richard O'Keefe,
J. W. Welsh, P. J. Duffy and J. Howard.
TO LIFT LEVEL OF LAKE ERIE
International Walerwaya Committee
Considers Bulldlna Dam la
BUFFALO, N. Y., Jan. 6. Having dis
posed of the Chicago drainage canal ques
tion and the international boundary line on
Lake Erie the International Waterways
committee will next take up the question of
damming the lower end of Lake Erie so as
to raise the level of the lake. While no
definite plan has been submitted to the
committee the general scheme Is to build a
great dam or regulating works at the lower
end of Lake Erie or somewhere in the
GOV. DENEEN WILL TESTIFY
Executive of Illinois Will Be Wltaess
In Trial of Cornelius Shea
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Jan. 6. Governor
Deneen went to Chicago tonight, where to
morrow he will be a witness for the defense
in the case of Cornelius P. Shea, president
of the Teamsters' union, on a charge of
conspiracy during the late strike.' Shea
hopes to Introduce through Governor De
neen some telegrams he claims to have
sent the governor asking the latter to use
his Influence to secure arbitration of the
During 1906, The Omaha Bee published
3,651242 agate lines of display advertis
ing. a gain of 502,206 agate lines over
the year 1905.
During this period The Omaha Bee pub
lished 465374 lines more display adver
tising than The Omaha World-Herald;
the lead of The Bee in 1906 was 108,664
agate lines larger than the lead of the Bee
over The World-Herald in 1905.
(Tba Omaha Dally News waa third, to no comparison li made.)
FORECAST OF WEEK'S EVENTS
ritooiiioa of Browimllt Ipiiode Will
Cecil Attention of Eeitta.
AUTHORITY OF PRLSIDENT QUESTIONED
Mr. Lodge's Amendment Admitting
Prerogative of Excretive Will
Be Opposed by Mr.
WASHINGTON, Jan. . The discussion
of the episode in Brownsville, Tex., which
resulted in the discharge from the service
of three companies of negro troops by the
president will continue this week to be the
topic of paramount Interest In the senate.
The question will come up Monday and the
present Indications are that It will con
tinue to hold a front place for three or four
days. The Introduction of Senator Ixnlge s
amendment to Senator Foraker's resolution
will have the effect of injecting a great deal
of new matter Into the discussion and of
shirting the debate from the mere question
of facts in connection with the Browns
ville affair to the subject of general right
of the president to dismiss soldiers. As
originally presented Mr. Foraker's resolu
tion called for an Inquiry Into the "shoot
ing up" of Brownsville, but if Mr. Lodge's
amendment Is accepted It will amount to a
declaration of the president's right of dis
missal regardless of facts arid on this ac
count will be opposed by some senators
who would have stood with the president
In opposition to the resolution as originally
expressed. On the other hand some are
willing to vote for the amendment, who op
pose the Inquiry. It is quite well under
stood that Senator Foraker will antagonise
the amendment as Inopportune, though it
is not believed that he would allow Its ac
ceptance to stand In the way of his ad
vocacy of the adoption of his resolution.
He takes the position that whatever may
be the prerogative of the chief executive
In the matter of the dismissal of troops,
the question is not pertinent at this time
and they will seek to have the two ques
tions of presidential right and of fact sep
arated. Senator Lodge will contend that
the president's authority In the matter Is
of first Importance and In this the Massa
chusetts senator will be supported by Sen
ator Spooner and a number of other sen
ators will favor the Lodge amendment.
They support the president's position and
are willing to follow his leadership In the
entire matter. Senator Foraker will prob
ably be supported by few democrats and
a large percentage of republicans.
Little Opposition to Inquiry.
There Is comparatively little opposition
to the proposed Inquiry and the probabili
ties are that the resolution will be promptly
disposed of as soon as the Lodge amend
ment is voted upon, whether It be retained
or omitted. Senator Tillman is one of the
few southern democrats who criticise the
president's action, and it Is understood that
he will give strenuous support to Mr. For
aker's efforts to secure an Investigation.
The debate will be largely along legal
lines, but there can be little doubt that
there will be sufficient departure from this
course to render It of exceptional Interest.
Senator Hale has practically seceured un
animous consent to giving the Brownsville
question right-of-way during the morning
hour -of each day until It is disposed of, but
It Is not believed that there will be any' ef
fort on his part to displace a speech by
Senator Gearln on the Japanese question.
Mr. Gearln probably will be heard Monday
morning. If the Oregon senator should
postpone his speech the Brownsville ques
tion will have the first consideration of the
Other events set down for the week in the
senate are a speech on Tuesday by Mr.
Overman, on the question of states' rights,
growing out of the Japanese agitation; a
speech on Wednesday by Mr. McCumber
In support of his service pension bill and
a vote on Thursday on Senator LaFollette's
bill regulating the hours of service on rail
roads. It Is expected that the legislative
appropriation bill will be reported to the
senate during the week.
Supply Measure la House.
The house will begin the duties of the
week by devoting Monday to the considera
tion of bills taken up under a suspension of
the rules and will probably enter upon the
consideration of appropriation bills on
Tuesday. The army appropriation bill will
be reported to the house on Monday and
this will be the first of the supply measures
to receive attention. It will be followed
by the fortifications bill and that bill will
be succeeded In turn by the bill making
appropriations for the District of Columbia,
There Is a prospect of a clash between the
committee on appropriations, which reports
the fortifications bill, and the committee
on military affairs, which has In charge
the bill making appropriations for the sup
port of the army. There Is a difference of
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BOMB THROWER IDENTIFIED
Maa Who Wrecked Philadelphia
Rank Was Rollo Steele, For
merly of Garner, la.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 6-Wlth the find
ing today of the personal effects of the
man who threw the bomb in the Fourth
Street National bank on Saturday, killing
Cashier W. Z. McLear and himself, there
is little doubt In the minds of the police
officials that he was Rollo 8teele of Garner,
The bomb-thrower slept Friday night at
the Grant house, a hostelry on the outskirts
of the tenderloin, frequented mostly by re
spectable working people. He registered as
J. R. Steele of New York, and carried a
grip which he refused to allow the colored
porter to carry to the room.
When detectives searched the room today
they found several yards of slow fuse, a
number of detonation caps, a revolver, a
box of cartridges, together With a number
of tools and some clothing. There was a
suit beating the tag of a Chicago clothing
house and a pair of overalls marked with
the name of a Lynchburg (Va.) merchant.
As Rollo Steele was reported to hav been
In Chicago and Lynchburg, the latter place
within a few days, the police say there Is
little doubt as to the bomb-thrower's Iden
tity. It Is probable that none of those hurt by
the explosion will die.
William J. Crump, the negro messenger In
the bank and bodyguard of President Rich
ard H. Rushton of the Institution, who is
the most seriously Injured, was today op
erated on. His condition was such a few
hours after the explosion that he was re
ported dead, but he rallied and the
physicians operated In an effort to save his
eyesight, though his ve will never regain
their normal condition. Crump, after the
operation, said his recollection of the af
fair coincides In the main with the state
ment made yesterday by President Rushton.
GREAT STORM ON ATLANTIC
One Member of Crew of the Etrurla
Killed an Six Injured by
NEW YORK, Jan. .-One of Its crew
was killed and six others seriously injured
when the Cunard liner Etrurla was fight
ing its way through a severe storm on
Friday night. The body of the man killed
was buried at sea. The others Injured
were In the hospital when the steamer ar
rived today from Queenstown.
Friday night, while the Etrurla was
plowing through heavy head seas and great
waves were breaking over Its deck, the
lashings on the starboard anchor davits
were torn loose. New lashings were put
on, but some hours later they broke loose
again. The watch of nine men once more
started forward to secure them, but just
as they completed their task a huge wave
swept over the boat, knocking them tight
and left. James Walker, able seaman, was
swept the full length of the forecastle
deck. He struck squarely on the rail at the
foot of the stairs and his spine was broken.
Others of the crew rushed to the fore
castle deck, which they found strewn with
unconscious men. William Newell, the
most dangerously Injured, will likely die. -
When the storm was at Its height a girl
was bora In the steerage. The mother Is
Mrs. Jacob Goldstein, and after a collection
amounting to 60 had been taken up among
the cabin passengers the baby was christ
ened Rachael Etrurla Goldstein.
During the greater part of the voyage
the passengers were kept below and nono
of them knew a death had occurred until
they were summoned by Captain Potter to
attend the burial service for Walker at
noon Saturday. Walker' home was In
Captain Potter said today that never dur
ing his many years as a seaman had he
experienced such rough weather.
STEAMER PONCE MISSING
Vessel Week Overdue at New York
Sighted December 28 Two Days'
Out from Sam Juan.
NEW YORK, Jan. 6. The missing steam
er Ponce, of the New York and Porto Rico
Steamship Company, which Is about a week
overdue at New York, enroute from Ponce,
P. R., was safe and proceeding toward
New York two days after leaving San Juan.
This Information was brought into port to
day by Captain Chapman, of the big sail
ing ship Shenandoah, which arrived from
Port Blakely. Captain Chapman reported
that on December 28 he sighted the Ponce
In clear weather and proceeding at Its us
ual speed toward New York. Believing
that the steamer would be in this port sev
eral days before the Shenandoah would ar
rive, he signalled to the steamer to report
the Shenandoah on arriving. When sighted
the Ponce was on north latitude 27.48 and
west longitude 69.48. It had not covered
half the distance from Ponce to New York,
but was about 550 miles north of Porto
Rico and 250 miles northeast of the Bahama
Islands which were the nearest land.
Captain Chapman, of the Shenandoah,
said today that the Ponce had probably
been disabled by an accident to Its ma
chinery and had drifted out of the path
of the regular liners from the West Indies,
but will be reported or towed into port by
some steamer bound from Europe to a
WASHINGTON, Jan. . Secretary Shaw
today ordered out two additional revenue
cutters In search of the steamer Ponce of
tha New York and Porto Rico Steamship
company, now seven days overdue at New
York from San Juan. The Seminole was
started out from Charleston, S. C, and the
Algonquin from Porto Rico. The Mohawk
had previously been started from New
York. The three revenue cutters will make
a search of the entire route of the steam
ship. HILL AND HARRIMAN AGREE
Reported Treaty of Peace Between
Railway Kings la the
PORTLAND Ore., Jan. 6. The Oregonlan
says: "Negotiations are on between Hill
and Harrlman and thetr differences In the
' northwest have practically been settled. W.
W. Cotton, general counsel of tha Oregon
, Railroad A Navigation company, last night
' admitted that representatives of the com
pany have been negotiating, but he has not
i heard whether any final conclusion has
! been reached. However, from the reports
from Seattle, which indicate that the local
; end of the agreement at that place has
been concluded, there seems to be little
doubt that the Harrlman and Hill Inter-
j ests will end their animosity In the north-
"If any agreement has been reached. It
means that Hill Is to have unobstructed
entrance Into Portland and an opportunity
! to acquire adequate terminal facilities; that
Harrlman will receive similar treatment In
Seattle from the hands of Hill, and prob
ably that the railroad war along the north
bauk of U.e Columbia river U1 ex.'
REAL WORK LN SIGHT
Legislature Has the Deck Cleared tf tit
COMMITTEES READY TUESDAY MORNING
Disposition tf Member to Tut Institution!
on a BtainiM Suit.
SEVERAL INVESTIGATIONS MAY RESULT
Joiat Committee to Formulate Important
Bills Expected to Be Ntmed.
NOT ALL HARMONIOUS IN THE LOBBY
Railroad Represeatatlves Show Incli
nation to Go It Alone and Let
Other C'orporatloas Shift
(Prom a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. . (Special). The legis
lature has been In session three days and
during, that time twenty bills have been
Introduced; the house has adopted a reso
lution barring all lobbyists, and the of
ficials of both houses have selected tha
committees which will be reported Tues
day morning when the session reconvenes.
All the preliminaries having been cleared
away the real work of the session will be
gin Tuesday morning and the Indications
are there will be few adjournments or In
terruptions In the future. Included in the
measures Introduced are an anti-pass bill;
an anti-lobby bill, two fellow servant bills,
one limiting the liability though said to be
In line with the national law which is now
being adjudicated and one taking off the
15,000 limit In case of death; an amendment
to the game law providing an open season
for squirrels and a two-cent passenger
With the exception of the vote on barrlns;
the lobbyists from the house no measure
haq come up whereby a line could be gotten
on tho membership and Just what members
If any will oppose the enactment Into laws
of the pledges made In the platform. Is stll
It Is very apparent the legislators havr
a disposition to put the affairs of the statL
on a business basis and in doing this It
may be numerous Investigations will be
made, not so much as an Indication of dis
trust of officials, but In order that future
legislatures as well aa this legislature, may
have a clear understanding of the way the
state's business Is managed. It Is Just now
becoming generally known that the officials
of the State Normal board are not re
quired by statute to file their vouchers with
the state auditor, though this Is done and
when the resolution or bill Is Introduced to
compel the regents of the state university
to handle their vouchers through the state
auditor It will naturally place the normal
board on the same footing. At least a
dozen members have expressed themselves
as opposed to the cash funds at the var
ious state institutions and It Is more than
probable a bill will be Introduced requir
ing this fund to be turned over to the state
treasurer and Vised as 'appropriations are
used, under the direction of the Board of
Publlo Lands and Buildings. Secretary of
State Qalusha recommended the abolition
of this fund In all Institutions, giving as
one reason that superintendents In num
erous Instances had paid bills out of this
fund which hud been rejected by the state
Bills oa Platform Pledges.
Unless a movement is starteq very shortly
looking toward the selection of a Joint
committee to get up platform pledge meas
ures, numerous bills covering the plants
will be Introduced, but it seems to be gen
erally understood the Joint committees will
be selected during the week and every per
son who has a bill covering any part of
the platform will be Invited to present the
same to the committee that the best in
each measure may be culled out and used.
The members show a disposition to study
carefully the recommendations of Governor
Sheldon and the suggestions of former Gov
ernor Mickey, and it is likely these two
messages will be printed in pamphlet form
and distributed to the members to be re
ferred to during the session.
The message of Governor Sheldon has
been favorably commented upon by the
members, and while it is unusual for a
governor's message to have much weight
with a legislature, there seems to be a dis
position to study carefully his suggestions
and to act upon them.
After the adjournment Thursday after
noon many of the members went to their
homes, but a larger number than usual re
mained In Lincoln and have been putting In
their time looking up various matters which
will come up later. The fact that the pass
has been shut off kept some of the mem
bers here, while others remained of their
One thing has been demonstrated, and
that is all of the corporations are not going
to work in concert. Heretofore the rail
roads have been in the habit of extending
courtesies to tha lobbyists for all the cor
porations, but this year at least one of tha
lobbyists for a corporation was turned
down when he applied for his usual trip
pass to his home. As the railroads have
shut down on the lobbyists of other cor
porations, It Is taken to mean the legisla
ture will not have to deal with a united
lobby whenever a corporation measure Is
under consideration. .
Since assuming the duties of his office
Governor Sheldon has been a very busy
man. He has been beHleged with office-
seekers and friends of offlceseekers, though
the pressure let up a little yesterday when
It became known for sure the new gov
ernor would not make any appointments
for several days. Just who he has In mind
for the more Important places no one seeuis
to know and If the governor knows he is
certainly keeping the matter to himself.
PEN PICTIHK Or D.
Type of Aggressive Man Who Likes
a Sqaare Deal.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 6. (Special.) In Hon. D.
M. Nettleton the members of the house of
representatives have elccud one of the most
striking characters In Nebraska for their
speaker. For thirty years, slde-by-side with
, the late Edward Rosewater, he has battled
' for the principles for which the entire state
' almost is now contending. He fought dur-
ing the period when to fight for the cause
, of the people against the domination and
greed of ring politicians and corporations
meant political death. He lived to see the
cause for which he fought triumphant and
himself, In full vigor and full of fight, on
top of the remains of what was once the
greatest political railroad machine ever or
ganised. In the early days the speaker
was called a pop, but he refused to leave)
the republican party and Join the new
party, believing that through republicaa)
officials the great rtlyruia fur aUiaU Ls)
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