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Fftstiff Addresiei ai Encyclical to
Catholic of Franca.
Minj remontioM Euro te Ee Oroimed
with Final Victory.
This U Pontiffs View of Acts ef French
Vatican Is Unable Aeoept the
Cultural Associations, aa They
Can flirt with Basic Organ
isation of Church.
ROME, Jan. 11. The Osservatore Romano,
official organ of the Vatican, today pub
lished the text of an enyclical add reused by
the papa to "Our Venerable Brothers, the
Cardinal, Bishops and Clergy of the French
People." In this document the pontiff said
bis cl.lef object In addressing the faithful
In Franca was to comfort, thorn In their
auffer'ngs, which he felt deeply. There was,
however, great consolation !n the fact that
the Cttthi!lcs of France were united. The
French government's declaration of war
was not only against the Christian faith,
but against all spiritual ideas. The French
Catholics must be prepared for all sorts ot
trials, but they are certain of final victory.
Contrary to statements on the subject, the
church did not desire a religious war. In
volving Violent persecutions. Being a mis
sionary of peace and carrying out Its mis
sion loyally, the church did not willingly
expose Itself to war 'and sutTering.
Property Not Abandoned.
Regarding the ecclesiastical properties, the
encyllcal said the pope had not abandoned
them. The French government had Im
posed on French Catholics an organisation
svfclch the church was absolutely unable to
acVpt without imperiling its existence as
a ravine institution. The church could not
present the unjust spoliation In progress.
As for the proposed cultural associations,
thx y -are contrary to the ecclesiastical hier
archy given to the church by the divine
founder himself, and the pope condemned
them in spite of the material injuries In
volved at the hands of the government.
Besides the law conferred on these associa
tions attributes regarding both the exercise
Cf worship and possession and administra
tion of .church property which appertain
alone to' ecclesiastical authority. Finally
the associations are not only withdrawn
from ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, but are
placed under civil authority. Continuing,
the pope said:
"We have been accused of prejudice and
Inconsistency. - It has been said- that ' we
refused Ao approve in France what we had
already Vpproved in Germany. But this re
proach Is i'njust and unfounded, for while
the' German law Is condemnable on many
points and "was officially accepted m-ordef
to avoid greater evils, the situations are
very different. The German law explicitly
recognised the Cathollo hierarchy, which
rfhe French does not.
Objection to Declarations.
"As to the annual declaration required
for public worship it did not offer the
legal guaranty that the church had the
right to expect. Nevertheless, to obviate
worse evils, the church' might have toler
ated making declarations, but laying down
that the clergy shall be only occupants of
the churches without any legal status and
without the right to perform any admin
istrative act in the exercise of their min
istry, placed them in such a vague and
humiliating position that 'the making ot
declarations could not be accepted.
' "It remains to examine the law recently
Voted by the chambers. From the point
Of view of church property the law Is a
law of spoliation and confiscation and has
consummated the pillage of tho church.
"Although Its divine founder was born
poor In a stable and died poor on the cross,
and although it knows poverty from the
cradle, the property it was possessed of,
nevertheless, belonged to It and no one
had the right to take it away. This owner
ship, indisputably Its, from every point of
view, has been officially sanctioned by the
"The statement that the government dis
posed of the abandoned property of the
ehurch is adding derision to spoliation.
Hew Hearlme Arbitrary.
"From the point ot view of the exercise
of religion, the new law has organised
anarchy. It Installs a regime of uncer
tainty and arbitrariness. There is uncer
tainty as to whether the churches, which
are always liable to disaffection, shall or
V4"snau not in me meanwnue do at tne ois-
posal of the clergy ana fnltnrul. in each
"i parish the priest will be In the power
of the municipality, with the consequent
possibility of conflicts In ail parts of the
country. In addition, the clergy are under
an obligation to meet the heaviest ex
penses, while their sources of revenue are
subjected to the strictest limitations. The
new law aggravates the .law, separating
church and state. We can only condemn
it with precision and without ambiguity.
Certain articles of the law throw new
light on the realm of our enemies. They
Wish to destroy the church and de-Chrls-tlsntse
France without attracting too
closely the attention of the people. If
tbeir course was really popular, as they
pretend it Is, they would pursue it openly
and take all the responsibility. Instead of
attempting to stem the rising tide of popu
lar reprobation by throwing the responsi
bility on the church. Its victim, but the
object will not succeed.
"Am for us, we have dons our duty ss
any other Roman pontiff would hare done
It. The high otflce with which, heaven in
vested us. as well as our fatcfc in Christ,
determined our line of conduct, and we
could not have acted otherwise without
betraying our conscience or breaking the
oath we took when we mounted the throne
of St. Peter.
pontic Appeals to History.
"Therefore we awslt fearlessly the ver
dict of history, which must be that with
our eyea nxed unceasingly on the tnvn
aceiant rights of God. we did not Intend
to humiliate the civil power nor combat
a form of government, but only to safe
guard the spiritual temple of Christ.
"What ws demanded and still demand
for the church of which Franca la the eld
est daughter is respect tor 1U hierarchy,
the Inviolability of Its property. If that
had been granted the religious peace would
not have been disturbed and the day our
demand is heeded the longed for peace will
be restored.
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Satnrday, January IS, 190T.
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colder Saturday: Sunday fair and colder
In east and south portions.
possibly rain in southeast portion, collier
in west and north portions; Sunday fair
and colder in east and south portions.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
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Hair! man lines rushing new cars to the
west to care for the coal traffic rage a
One of men Indicted with Hargls for
murder confesses and tells of being hired
to assassinate Dr. Cox. Fags T
Kansas republican caucus nominates
Congressman Curtis for United States
senator. Fags 8
Texas legislature badly divided pn sub
ject of Investigating Senator Bailey's al
leged connection with corporations, 'age
Steamship Ponce, long overdue, towed
Into Bermuda's harbor with bnoken shaft.
rage 1
Commercial Agencies report business ir
regular because of unseasonable weather.
. rage 7
Delegation of Ute Indians arrives in
Washington to see president regarding
grievances o fthe tribe. rage 1
Senate passes McCumber bill granting
pensions to all soldiers pf civil and Mex
ican wars. rage 1
Senator Hopkins defends right of Reed
Smoot to retain seat in senate. rage 1
Fusion member finally Induced to father
the resolution aimed to embarrass the
candidacy of Norrls Brown Ur senator.
rage X
Northwestern road said to have com
menced handing out passes to legislators
and rumor has It the Burlington la to fol
low suit Monday. rage 3
Colonial minister of Germany defends
the colonial policy of the empire before
the Chamber of Commerce. rage
The pope writes a letter 'to French
Catholics explaining action of Vatican on
separation act. rage X
Expert demonstrates the value of news
paper advertising. rage 8
How race for congress made a felon of
a Minnesota man. rage 8
Two dead and a third dying Is the sui
cide record of Omaha for one day. rage IX
Judge Sutton decides to push the con
tempt Case against Attorney Connell.
rage XX
Eggs are gradually going down in price
and green things for the table becoming
more plentiful. 'age 19
ooTfxrcxXi Bxvvrrn awd low.
House caucus selects speaker and all
employes In twenty minutes. rage 18
After hanging Are for a year, court
finally fixes compensation of receivers of
the Officer & Pusey bank. . rage 18
Convention Investigating Allegation
that Money Haa Been Used in
Fixing County Boundaries.
GUTHRIE, Okl., Jan. 11. The constitu
tional convention today adopted the pre
amble and bill of rights for the new con
stitution. The committee on state and public school
lands will report favoring the sale of all
the school lands of the state.
Thi committee on rules and procedure,
constituting a special court of inquiry to
investigate charges of graft in the conven
tion in the fixing of the boundaries of
counties in the new state, held Its first ses
sion today. Ten witnesses were examined,
but nothing definite was brought out. Mo
man Prultt charges that 110,000 was paid
In Moman county.
Committee Refuses to Consider Meas
ure to Give States Con
trol of Traffic.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 11. The house com
mittee on judiciary decided today by a
vote of to T not to consider the Hepburn
Dolllver bill making liquor carried In inter
state commerce subject to the laws of any
state It enters. ,
The members who voted against consid
ering the bill were: Representatives Park
(N. J.). Alexander (N. T.), Nevin (O.),
Sterling (III.), Blrdsall (la.), Foster (Vt),
Bannon (O ), Brentley (Ga.), Jenkins (Wis).
Those who supported the bill were: Rep
resentatives Llttleflnld (Me), Peare (Md.),
Tlrrell (Mass.), De Armond (Mo.), Smith
(Ky.). Clayton (Ala.), Henry (Tex ).
Victims of Pittsburg- Fnrnaee Dis
aster Pass Bad Klsht
Others Recovered.
PITTSBURG, Jan. 11. The victims of the
Eliza furnace disaster were reported to
have passed an unfavorable night and two
more deaths are expected during the day.
Assistant Fire Chief Peter Snyder, who
fell into the molten lead. Is In a serious
The search for additional bodies Is still
In progress, but none has been found since
last evening.
Two Men from Black Hills Accused
f Burning Man In
CHICAGO, Jan. 11. William Purtell and
Lawrence ScanUn were arrested here to
day on statements by ths police of Rapid
City, 8. D., that they are wanted there
for setting fire to a box car and burning
two men to death.
French Submarine Sinks.
CHERBOURG, Jan. 11. The submarine
boat Algerian sank at its moorings here
during ths night. There was no ons in
board the vessel when It went down.
Divers found the boat lying on its star
board aide at the bottom of Ui hjwbar.
'sfenth to All Soldiers. f
. and Mexioan Wan.'
nols Man Takes Position that Con
atltntloa Limits Right of Senate
to Pass on Qualification
f Members.
WASHINGTON Jan. 11-After two hours'
debate the senate today passed Senator
McCumber"s service pension bill after
amending It at Senator. Carmack's in
stance so as to make it apply to survivors
of the Mexican war as well as of the civil
war and so as to prohibit pension attorneys
from receiving fees for securing pensions
under the bill. The words In the bill "war
of the rebellion" were changed to "civil
war" after some discussion as to what the
war of 'Kl to 'M really was.
Motnrs. Money, Bucon and Patterson con
tended that it was a "war between the
states," while Mr. Teller said It was either
a civil war or a rebellion, and ho saw no
opprobrium in the word, "rebel."
The bill grants a pension of $12 a. month
to survivors of the civt" and Mexican wars
who have reached the age of 62; fl5 to
thoee who are 70 ycaru of age and 20 to
those who are 75 or over.
Senator McCumber estimates that if She
bill becomes a law It will Increase the pen
sion expenditures about 26,000,000 annually.
Hopkins Defends Smoot.
The first speech In defense of the right
of Reed Smoot to a seat In the senate was
delivered today by Senator Hopkins of Illi
nois. Mr. Hopkins took the position that sen
ators were not federal officers to the ex
tent that the senate could pass upon their
qualifications and eligibility or could Im
peach them for high crimes or misdemean
ors. If a senator must be punished It must
be done by the state or federal courts.
Only federal officers, he maintained, were
Impeachable, and this Impeachment must be
for acta committed as such federal officers.
The precedent cited was the unsuccessful
effort to Impeach Senator Blount of Ten
nessee, charged with treasonable corre
spondence with a foreign nation, more than
100 years ago. The conclusion then, Mr.
Hopkins said, had never been reversed and
that was that the senate hod no right to
try the case as Senator Blount was not an
officer of the United States.
Qualifications of Senators.
Mr. Hopkins said it was unnecessary for
him to multiply evidence to demonstrate
his point that Individual steps have no
power to add any qualification to a senator
other than those prescribed by the federal
constitution. Referring directly to Mr.
Smoot, he continued: "It is conceded by
the chairman of the committee ou priv
ileges and elections that Senator Smoot
possesses all of the qualifications spoken
of In the constitution itself. It Is also con
cedod, not only by the able chairman of
this committee, but I think by all who
are at all familiar with the case, that
Senator Smoot is not a polygamlat, that
he has never married a plural wife and
has never practiced polygamy, that he Is a
man In Ms personal relations as son, as
husband, as father and citizen above re
proach; that in all the relations of citi
zenship he has lived a singularly pure and
upright life.
."Why then," he asked, "should he be ex
pelled from this body, disgraced land dis
honored for life, a stigma placed upon his
children, his own life wrecked and the hap
piness of his 'wife destroyed? He is a
Christian gentleman and his religious be
lief has taken him Into the church of
Jesus Christ ot Latter Day Saints, com
monly called the Mormon church."
Mr. Hopkins said he felt sure thoee rep
resenting the Protestants would not con
tend that there was an apostolic oath
which had been taken by Mr. Smoot which
would prevent him from discharging his
duties as senator.
Mr. Hopkins sympathised, he said, with
the denunciation of polygamy made by
Mr. Burrows In a recent speech. It was,
he believed, a relic of a barbarous age and
a destroyer of the Ideal American homi
and he had no sympathy with the prac
tice. Proposition Without Precedent.
"Never before in the history of the gov
ernment," he declared with great emphasis,
" has the previous life or career of a sen
ator been called in question to determine
whether he should remain In the senate
or not."
"it members of any Christian church
were to be charged with all of the crimes
that have been committed in its name,
where is the Christian gentleman in this
body who would be safe In his seat?"
An extended history of the Mormon
church was given by Mr. Hopkins, who con
cluded that the testimony taken before the
senate committee demonstrated that It was
undergoing radical change for the better
and that Senator Bmoot represented the
higher and better Mormonlsm.
He denied that the, Protestants had made
good in any of the charges against Mr.
Smoot After reviewing the charges and
the argument to sustain them at length,
Mr. Hopkins concluded with the declara
tion that he would be false to his oath as
a senator if he voted to expel Mr. Smoot
from the senate.
Smoot Hot a Polyaamlst.
Mr. Beveridge supplemented Mr. Hopkln's
speech by ths statement that the country
should be Informed Mr. Smoot was not nor
ever had been a polygamlst. Senator Ful
ton asked Mr. Hopkins whether the Mor
mon church had recognized the twenty
polygamous marriages, which the evidence
shows had taken place since the manifesto
of 1S90. ,
Mr, Hopkins said the church had not
recognized these marriages, that under Hhe
laws of the Mormon church today such
marriages were not ptrmltted and that the
parties contracting them knew thry were
violating the civil law and the church law
and for that reason all of these marriages
had been consummated In Canada.
Mr. Dubois asked If Mr. Smoot had done
anything to bring these persons to Justice.
Mr. Hopkins held that there was no more
obligation on Mr. 8 moot In this respect
than on any one else. He maintained that
Mr. Smoot had in his position In the church
done more to stamp out polygamy than any
1,000 other men "and yet you propose to
punish him for this by expelling him from
the senate."
Question by Dubois, j
Mr. Dubois wanted to know when and
where Mr, Smoot had ever publicly placed
himself on record as condemning polygamy.
Mr. Hopkins replied that Senator 'Smoot
had twenty or forty times stated hlfi posi
tion before the committee and that h's
whole life and every fibre of his being was
a protest against polygamy. It was not
necessary, he maintained, for Mr. Smoot to
shake his flJtt In the face of any man and
announce his position, nor was it necessary
for him to arise in ths tabernacle and de-
(Coultuued on sWcottd ?-
Tobacco Warehouse and Factory la
Pennsylvania Burn When
Electric Wires Cross.
LANCASTER. Pa., Jan. ll.-A Are which
started In the tobacco warehouse of S. R.
Moss & Co. here today, spread to adjoining
property and caused a loss estimated at
11,000,000. A delay In turning In the alarm
gave the fire a good start, and when the
firemen arrived It was beyond control. The
structure was a four-story brick and was
well filled with tobacco. The flames com
municated to Moss' cigar factory adjoining,
a five-story brick building, which was also
destroyed. When the south wall of the
cigar factory collapsed the only truck of
the fire department was burled In the de
bris and a number of firemen had narrow
escapes from death or Injury. Tha loss
on the warehouse Is placed at $300,000 and
on the cigar factory at $500,000. The ware
house of the American Cigar company to
the north caught fire, but was not greatly
damaged. It Is feared, however, that the
company's loss on the contents will be
very heavy from water and smoke. To
the east, of the cigar factory five dwellings
were ruined. On the opposite side of the
street are several large tobacco ware
houses and in their rear the Immense
freight sheds of the Pennsylvania railroad.
The wind swept the flames against these
warehouses and, as the fire apparently
was beyond the control of the local flre
ment, appeals were made to Harrisburg
and Columbia for help, the request later
being countermanded. The Are department
turned almost Its entire attention to the
warehouses of Morris Levy, Kramer &
Goldberg and John Brimmer, which were
being licked by the flames. None of them
caught fire, but their contents wore dam
aged by the water and smoke. The fire Is
ascribed to the falling of an electric arc
light, which pulled down a weak electric
light wire pole. This In turn caused a
crossing of wires.
The Pennsylvania railroad officials sent
men to the roof of their freight station to
play a plug stream on the roof. Among
these were two men named Beam and
Myers, who fell through a skylight and
were badly injured. Beam afterward died.
Condition of Mnrket Rather Than
Boycott Held Responsible for
the Decrease.
WASHINGTON, Jan. U.-Tlint American
Importations of cotton goods Into China
sufTered a heavy falling off during the
year just closed Is the assertion made In
a statement Issued today by the bureau
of statistics of the Department of Com
merce and Labor. The reduction, how
ever. Is general and not aimed exclusively
St this country. The reason for this
marked decline In China's Importations of
cotton products Is due. It Is explained, to
the fact that the Flowery Kingdom bought
more- of these goods than It could consume
one year ago. It Is shown that China
purchased about 114.000,000 worth less of
cotton goods for the eleven months ending
with November last than during a corre
sponding period In 1905,' American im
portations In China for the eleven months
of 1905 aggregated 131.000,030, and in the
strme" "period during the last year they
amounted to only $17,000,000.
The four principal classes of cotton
goods which China has been accustomed to
draw from the United States In any con
siderable quantities are cotton sheetings;
shirtings, drills and Jeans. For the hret
nine months of the last year American
exportatlons of sheetings Into China were
4,750,744 pieces; of drills, 1,680,235 pieces; of
Jeans, 212,380 pieces, and of shirtings, 239,145
pieces, making a total of 6,882,384 pieces, as
compared with 9,352,087 pieces In J905, show
ing a reduction of 26 per 'cent.
Kerosene oil, the Becond article in im
portance of the American export trade to
China, also shows a marked decline. Dur
ing the eleven months in 1905 our export
trade in that product amounted to 71,700.000
gallons, while in a like period In the last
year the exports to China had fallen to
only about 44,000,000.
Hambura- Conrt Rules Against Earth
quake Clause in San Francisco
Fire Policies.
HAMBURG, Jan. 11. The North German
Fire Insurance company according ' to a
decision by the local court must pay tha
losses, which it Incurred as a result of the
San Francisco earthquake last year.
The court held that the earthquake clause
In the policy was too ambiguous to justify
! the company seeking to escape liability.
I The court also ordered the Trans-Atlantic
Fire Insurance company to reimburse two
1 English companies which had reinsured San
Francisco risks with It for losses already
I adjusted. Tho court refused to sustain
the Trans-Atlantla company's contention
that the English companies exceeded the
limit of generosity in settling the losses so
The case against the North German Fire
Insurance company was won by San Fran
cisco lawyers, including Mr. Sutro, who
came to Germany in the autumn for the
purpose of presenting tha claim.
New Constitution nnd State Officers to
Be Voted ok Tuesday! Sep
tember 8.
GUTHRIE, Okl., Jan. 11. The constitu
tional convention today passed an ordi
nance, setting the date of the election for
the ratification or rejection of the consti
tution and the election of an entire corps
of state officers aa Tuesday, September S,
The section of the bill of rights provid
ing for non-imprisonment for debt, was
passed, as also was an amendment to the
I plank relating to damages to lands by
railroads, which makes that section read:
"Private property shall not be 'aken or
damaged for public use without just com
pensation, irrespective of any benefit from
any Improvement propoeed."
President Ripley of Santa Fs Says
Railroads Will Solve Car
TOPEKA, Kan.. Jan. It F. P. Ripley,
president of the Santa Fe Railway com
pany. In a statement Issued today regard
ing the shortage situation, said:
- "The best remedy I can suggest is to
let the railroads alone. If they are not
hampered by restrictive legislation and if
they can maintain their credit su aa to
obtain the necessary funds, they will soon
get their heads above water and be able to
take care of their business."
President Ripley declared that the rail
roads have done their utmost to provide
adequate facilities and U they have failed
It is nut' their fault
Delegation Came to Lay Grievances of
Tribe Before the President
Arthur F. Statter, Former lorra
pewspaper Man, to Become
Aaslstnnt Secretary of
the Treasury,
(From a Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON. Jan. ll.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) Six of the recalcitrant Utes who
left their reservation In Utah one day last
summer to go on a big hunt through the
mountains into Wyoming and who were
finally rounded up by the military and
taken to Fort Meade, as quasi prisoners
of war, arrived in Washington- tonight to
hold a conference with the Great White
Father. These Indians are: Appa, one of
the ruling chiefs; Mahshuskl, Miassa,
Pagadon, Spears and Jim. They are ac
companied by Charley Sarrlel as Inter
preter. These Indians, who are now un
der the Jurisdiction of the War depart
ment, have also requested the Indian office
to bring from the Colorado school a Ute
boy by the name of Robert Ouray to act
as Interpreter when they present their
grievances to President Roosevelt. Com
missioner Leupp, who Is acting In an In
termediary capacity by reason of the pe
culiar position which these Indians occupy
toward the government, has arranged for
a conference with the president on Mon
day morning. It is expected much of the
same ground covered by these Indians when
brought here about two years ago, when
they came on to ascertain If their reser
vation in Utah was to be taken away from
them and opened to white settlement, will
be covered again. They will also probably
ask If they must leave the Uintah reserva
tion that they be given a reservation In
some great forest reserve far away from
the white man, where they can hunt and
flsh and pursue their native habits free
frorn contamination of the avaricious white
Avery Office to Be Reopened.
Congressman Kennedy today, after re
peated efTorts to see the first assistant
postmaster general relating to the re-establishment
o the Avery postoffice, was finally
able to meet Mr. Hitchcock, who has prom
ised to appoint Julius J. Smith postmaster
at that place and re-establleh the office Im
mediately. lows Man to Step I'p.
Arthur F. Statter, now private secretary
to Secretary Shaw, it Is understood, will be
named as assistant recretarr of the tre. aur
to succeed Assistant Secretary Keep, who
will retire on the 20th of this month. Mr.
Statter will probably hold the position but
a few weeks, as Mr. Cortelyou cornea in as
secretary on the 4th of March, at which
time the understanding is Frank H. Hitch
cock, first assistant postmaster general,
will become assistant secretary of the treas
ury. Mr. Statter has been private secretary
to Shaw for seven or eight months, having
succeeded John H. Edwards, who became
assistant secretary in place of "Hod" Tu'y
lor of Madison, Wis. Mr. Statter came to
Washington as private secretary to Senator
Ankeny of Washington state, but before he
went to the Pacific coast he was connected
with the Sioux City Journal and repre
sented The Bee there as its correspondent.
Mr. Statter has made a splendid record In
the position of secretary to one of Iowa's
best known citizens, and while he will hold
the position but a short time there will be
the satisfaction at least of having been an
assistant secretary of the treasury.
Pensions for Dfehraakuns.
Among the pension bills passed by the
house today were the following: By Mr.
Pollard, John Clark, Sterling, $24:; James
M. Em an, Syracuse, $30. By Mr. Hinshaw,
R. J. Bullock, York: George M. Fowler,
Hebron. By Mr. Kennedy, Thomas H.
Leslie, Omaha, $36; Jesse 8. Miller, Omaha,
$24; Nicholas A. Bovee, Herman, $24.
Move to Hear Tax Cases.
At the request of Attorney General
Thompson, Congressman Hlrfshaw today
called on the clerk of the supreme court
and submitted a stipulation fortthe hrarlng
In the railroad tax cases on January 21,
this being the date originally agreed upon
for the hearing of the cases between the
attorney general and counsel for the rail
road companies. The clerk of the court
stated to Mr. Hinshaw that Maxwell
Everts, who la one of the counsel for the
Union Pacific, did not want to go on at
that time, and probably a later date will
have to be agreed upon. The stipulation
on file, however. Axes January 21 as the
time at which the cases shall be heard If
agreeable to the court.
Minor Matters at Capital.
Judge Norrls of the Fifth Nebraska dis
trict was the chief speaker at the annual
banquet of B. B. French Masonlo lodge
last night. Congressman Norrls' subject
was "The Moral and Practical Benefit of
Fraternal Environment." The other speaker
of the evening was Charles H. Treat, treas
urer of the United States.
J. C. Robinson of Waterloo, a well known
seedsman of Nebraska, was the guest of
Congressman Kennedy at luncheon today
In the house restaurant, after witnessing
the lightning-like rapidity In which the
house passes private pension bills.
Congressman Pollard today presented to
the president Frank Cook, formerly of Lin
coln and now engaged in business in De
troit. Representative Kennedy was today noti
fied of the following pension Increases for
Omaha citizens: George R. Rathbun, $12;
John H. Dunn, $10; Edwin M. Robinson, $10.
It is understood the name of George W.
Shreck will be sent to the senate by the
president for postmaster at York to succeed
Tim Sedgwick. '
A numerously signed petition from citi
zens of Platte county, Nebraska, was re
ceived by Senator Millard today protesting
against any Increase in the head tax upon
Immigrants and also to the clauses con
cerning "low vitality" and "physical weak
ness" of Incoming immigrants as a reason
for their exclusion. The petitioners are
also opposed to the educational test pro
vided for In the so-called Dillingham
Gardner bill. The final paragraph of the
petition reads as follows: "We, each and
all, pledge ourselves to vote for such candi
dates for congress only who will lend us
their assistance in defeating the vicious
attempts of the combined forces c f na
tlvlsts to restrict immigration."
A postoffloe has been established at Ring
gold, McPherson county, Nebraska, with
Louis Steinbeck as postmaster.
Fatal Explosion at Strassburar.
STRASS3URG, Jan. U-Twenty per
sons periBhed today In a fire which de
stroyed the book bindery of Hudert & Co.,
an English firm, at GelBpolshelm, near this
city. A vat of 'tolling celluloid exploded
and the flaming liquid caused such In
stantaneous ignition of everything with
which it came in contact that the exits
were cut off In a very short time. Boms
of those who escaped from the burning
rooms were dreadfully svalded.
Vessel Loss Overdue Towed lata
Bermuda Harbor with Broken
NEW YORK, Jan. 11. The steamship
Ponce, disabled but safe, Is riding at amho.
In St, George's bay. the Bermudas, tonight
and Its crew of fifty-two persona and the
seven passengers aboard are reported all
well. This sssurance was received direct
from Captain W. A. Harvey by the owners,
the New York and Porto Rico Ptoamslilp
company this evening. Today's cable re
ported that the long-overdue steamer had
reached the fortified harboi1 In tow of the
German stenmrr Elizabeth Rlckmers.
General Manager Mooney stated tonight
that a representative of the company would
sail on the Bermudlan for Bermuda to
morrow to furnish bonds for the indemnity
of the Elisabeth Rlckmers and afterwards
arrange for a tow to bring the Ponce to
New York.
HAMILTON. Bermuda. Jan. 11. At 4
o'clock In the nfternoon on December 30
the tall end of the paddle shsft of the Ponce
broke and It drifted at the mercy of the
wind and current until the night of January
7, when it was sighted by tho German
steamer Elizabeth Rlckmers, from Phila
delphia for Japan. The Rlckmers reached
the Ponce at 7 p. m., but as the night was
dark and the weather stormy. Captain Wal
sen decided to stand by the Ponce until
daylight. At 9 o'clock In the morning of
January 8 the Rlckmers got two hawsers
on board the Ponco and soon afterwards
begun towing it toward Bermuda.
The tow proved a heavy strain. During
the night of the 9th both of the hawsers
parted In a heavy gale. The Rlckmers hove
to the rest of the night. The morning of the
10th the German steamer sent two tow lines.
Both vessels anchored off Bermuda at 11
o'clock this morning.
Barring discomfort and anxiety, the pas
nengers sufTered no Inconvenience, the food
supplies being ample.
President of Illinois Central Says
Road Owes the State
CHICAGO, Jan. 11 J. T. Harahan, presi
dent of the Illinois Central, Issued a state
ment this afternoon replying to the special
mossage sent by Governor Deneen to the
Illinois legislature asking for an appropri
ation of $KO,000 to cover the expense of
litigation In an effort to secure the pay
ment of back taxes to the state by the
Illinois Central railroad.
Mr. Harahan declares his road never
has sought to conceal figures regarding Its
revenue and that the state has at all times
received the 7 per cent provided by law.
This amount, he says. Is higher than In
other states, but the road has not objected
to paying It.
Governor Dcnecn's Illustrations are char
acterized by Mr. Harahan as extreme In
stances. The Cairo bridge, upon which the
governor says the toll charges should be
eliminated. Is In Kentucky, operating under
a franchise from that state, says the rail
road official. The governor's demand that
the minimum recognised tn dealing with
other companies should not apply to di
visions between, the Illinois Central mam
and branch Knee, which would, decls'i'va
Mr. Hamhan, starve the branch lines out
of existence.
Dreadnauarht Type, Tho light to Be
Authorised Last Year, to
Be Built.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 Chairman Foes
of the house committee on naval affairs,
expects to have the naval appropriation
bill ready to report to the house on Feb
ruary 1. Secretary Metcalf will appear
before the committee some time next week
and his statement will complete the hear,
It Is practically assured that the bill will
not carry an appropriation for an addi
tional battleship, but It will reauthorize
the building of the proposed Dreadnaught,
which Is to equal any vessel afloat. There
is some doubt as to whether that ship was
properly authorized at the last session.
In the opinion of many members of the
house the bill was so Juggled between the
two bodies of congress that merely the
i drawing of plans was provided for.
Coroner's Verdict Throws No Light on
Murder of Wealthy Kansas
City Men.
KANSAS CITY, Jan. 11. Thomas W. Fan
ning, the aged and wealthy recluse who
was found murdered In his home at 1818
Olive street, this city, was the victim of
a violent death, caused by an unknown per
son, according to the verdict of the coro
ner's Jury, which reported its findings to
day. Every known person who could
possibly have any knowledge of the case,
including William Tamgan, the nephew who
found the old man's body, was given a
searching cross-examination on the wit
ness stand, but after a three days hearing
the Jury was unable to charge any one
with the crime. Prosecuting attorney
Klmbrell has a strong suspicion as to the
Identity of the murderer, and ho announced
tonight that an arrest probably will be
made soon.
Kebraskan and Wife Thrown from
Seats by Collision on Mon
tana Railroad.
GREAT FALLS. Mont.. Jan. 11. The Mon
tana Central's westbound train, on which
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Bryan were pas
sengers, collided with a switch engine and a
string of cars in the Great Falls yards tc
I day. The engine of the passenger train
wrecked and several persons were shaken
up badly. Mike Connolley of Glasgow was
injured severely about the head and shoul
ders, but not fatally, while several others
' were bruised considerably. The passenger
' ti-ln wai mnvlnv lit nnlv shout tn m llu.
an hour in a blinding blizzard, and the
engineer could see only a few feet ahead.
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan were both thrown from
their seats, but received no injuries other
than ths shaking up.
Congress nnd President Asked te Set
Aside Act of Secretary
Hitchcock. i
GUTHRIE. Okl., Jan. 11. The constitu
tional convention today passed a memorial
to eongress and President Roosevelt ask
ing them to set aside the ruling of Secre
tary Hitchcock In segrrgatlng the 4.000.000
aore forest reserve la the Chuck taw uatluo.
Corporate lntertiti Finally Induoe Fusion
iits to Stirt the Onslaught
R-oitei the Snmors Bertram? Grain ana
tats Journal Oatet.
Well Worn and Thimb-Marked Eefore it
Wai Able to Find a Father.
Vote on Senator to Come Tuesday and
No Chnnce for a Report by that
Time Only Object to Em.
barraas His Candidacy.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Jan. U. (Special.) After try
ing tn vnln to get a republican to Introduce
the long-prepared resolution to Investigate
the record as attorney general of Norrls
Brown, republican nominee for United
States senator, the corporate interests
which have So unsuccessfully fought him
for months, prevailed upon a democratic:
member of the house to stand sponsor for
It. The name of Van Housen of Colfax
county is attached to It as the author,
though the document has all the appearance
of having been the rounds of both houses,
being badly worn from numerous contacts
with tho fingers of, many members ap
proached In Its behalf.
The resolution, which under the tules went
over for one day, sets out that the press lias
accused Norrls Brown with having made a
deal with the State Journal by which he aa
attorney general did not do his duty by the
state In the suit Instituted against the
Journal by the state for $85,000, and that to
secure the support of the head of tho Grain
trust in his candidacy for United States
senator he did not prosecute this man crim
inally; that It had been reported that Ross
Hammond Is a stockholder In the grain
combine and withdrew from the senatorial
race and supported Brown for the same
reason. The resolution requests the speaker
to name a committee of seven of whom four
are to be republicans and three fualonists
to have power to summon witnesses, in
vestigate and to report a finding back t
the house. Rumors of the existence of such
a resolution have been going the rounds for
several days and It was known efforts were
being made to get a republican to father
Text of Resolution.
The resolution Is as follows:
Whereas, Governor J. H. Mickey In hta
memmge. to the Joint session of tne legis
lature felt called on In the Intereat of the
state to call attention to the $85,000 loss
to the state by the Journal Printing com
fmny; and as the puiillc press of the state
ms commented on and called attention to
t- manner In which the suit for collection
oi this sum of money was conducted by
the attorney general, and it has been re
peatedly stated by the press of this state
that the Hon. Norrls Brown in the fur
therlni of his candidacy for United States
senato entered into a conspiracy with de
fendants In court whom he has sworn to
prosecute, whereby ho exchanged unlawful
clemency, and failed and refused to prose
cute criminally In return for their sup
port of his candidacy;
And It has been specifically charged that
on the 2d day of February, 1906, Attorney
General Brown clandestinely and secretly
mot In conference at Fremont, Neb., the
president and head of the Grain trust In
Nebraska and at the same meeting was also
present the general manager of the North
western railroad, and there and then mu
tually agreed that Attorney General Norrls
Brown was to havs the support of the
Grain trust and presumably the support of.
the said railroad company for United States
senator on condition that no criminal pros
ecution be brought against a member of
said grain company. And there and then
Ross Hammond, who was also a candidate
for United States senator, who was reputed
to be a stockholder in the elevator combine
trust withdrew his candidacy and announced
his support of Mr. IHrown.
It has been also specifically charged that
Attorney General Brown appointed one J.
B. Strode as the assistant attorney gen
eral, when said Strode was a member of
the firm of Strode & Strode, who are at
torneys of record, and hired to defend cer
tain defendants in the Lumber trust suit.
And thBt Attorney General Brown pur
piwcly or negligently In drawing the pe
tition In the case of the State Journal
company, and by Improper prosecutions, al
lowed the State Journal company to escape
from the payment of $85,000 which it owed
the state of Nebraska aa a result of the
unlawful conversion and sale of supreme
court reports In consideration of the sup
port of the fetute Journal of his candidacy
for United States senator. And,
Whereas, In harmony with the general
stand of public opinion, led by President
Roosevelt, toward the complete suppres
sion of graft, ths purification of politics
and the redemption of the government from
corrupt Influences, no senatorial candidate'
should rest under these charges, and no
guilty man should be elected to this or
any other office. If Innocent, Mr. Brown
can In no way be damaged by Investiga
tion, for he may then enter the senate
supported and backed by the mighty force
of unchallenged Integrity. While, if guilty,
he la undeserving of such position, and his
election would not only place an obstacle
In the way of reform, but would be a re
flection on the Integrity of the citizens
of this state.
Therefore, I move that a committee of
seven, consisting of four republicans and
three fuslonlsts, be appointed by the
speaker to forthwith make full, fair and
free Investigation of these matters charged
In this resolution and that said committee
be empowered to Issue subpoenas, summon
witnesses, administer oaths and take tes
timony, which testimony shall be pre
served of record, returned to the house
attached to the report of the committee
and exercise such other powers as shall
afford it full, free and ample authority lis
the premises.
W. B. Rose, chairman of the republican
state committee, Issued the following state
ment regarding the resolution:
Statement by Rose.
The lying Insinuations in the resolu
tions to investigate some of the suits
prosecuted by Norrls Brown on behalf of
the state cams from the railroads, and
are presented to tiie legislature for ths
sole purpose of creating a bogus excuse
to Induce some of tke members to be
tray their trust to the people and to do
the will of the railroads. They will
neither deceive the people nor screen a
The false and malicious charges that
Norrls Brown, for the support of th
Journal company and the Northwestern
railroad, neglected ths cases against ths
Grain trust and the Journal company were
peddled over the state by both Clancy of
the Union Pax-lflc and by Milt Irwin of
the Burlington long before the state con
vention and during the entire campaign
Other political hirelings of these corpora
tions, including a few newspapers, circu
lated these falsehoods In every part of
the state for the purpose of debauching
the voters and preventing a republican
victory which would result In railroad
LooklasT for Introdacer.
As soon as the legislature convened
lobbyists and political ugents of these
railroads, by every device known to men
of that character, sought to find a sea
ator who would Introduce the resolution.
One finally consented to examine It, but
rejected It as unclean.
The house, was likewise canvassed for
a republican member who would father It,
but r one could be found who would bear
such odium, liemocratio senators were
then tried and indignantly refused to have
anything to do with an Investigation based
on fulse charges trumpml up by the rail
roads. Democratic members of the house
thus became ths last hope of the lobhy-
lsi hunt lor a member to lulnyouce
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