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    The Omaha i Daily Bee
Latest Estimate Icoreasos Vimbet of
Vlotimi of Kiintoa Disaster.
Damee in the City Alone ii Plaoed at Ten
Stench from Emofcioc Debris ii Described
u AwfuL
Eiok and Poor FnffeT Alike and Misery on
All Eidei 1b Indeeorlba.le,
eeretary Metcall rbee F4
from Naval Stores ''''r. t Walt-
for Formal
bjr rei(r.
BT. THOMAS, t). W. I., Jan. Reports
received here from Jamaica say It la estl
' mated that 1,000 persons have been killed
br the earthquake and Are and that 90,000
persona are homeless. Tho damage to
Kingston alone ta placed at fully 110,000,000.
Advices received from Jamaica declare
that alt people have bean warned to keep
away from Kingston. The stench la de
scribed as awful. Money Is useless. The
banks have been burned, but the vaults
are supposed to- be safe. The misery on all
sides Is indescribable. Rich and poor alike
are homeless. Provisions of all kinds are
urgently needed. It la impossible to say
where anybody can be found.
Blr James Fergusson, vice chalrmnn of the
Royal Mall Steamship company. Is among
the killed. The dead are being burled under
smoldering ruins. People In the mercantile
community suffered most severely, ware
houses falling on them. Many professional
men are dead or Injured. The negroes are
looting. Ghastly scenes are being witnessed
Alt the shops have, been destroyed and all
the buildings In and around Kingston are' in
ruins. Very few of them are safe to live In.
The governor and his party are safe.
It Is reported that an extinct volcano In
the parish of Portland is showing signs of
activity, but this has not been verified. No
news has yet been received from other
parts of the Island of Jamaica. .
Great Anxiety la London
LONDON, Jan. M. The brief dispatches
received here tonight. Including some from
Kingston direct, declaring that 100 per
sons had been killed in the earthquake of
Monday, leave the country a prey to re
newed suspense as to the fate of Jamaica's
Karller reports, Including dlspatohea, had
tended to minimise the worst features of
the first messages received and although
there Is an Inclination still to credit these
official accounts in the absence or con
firmation of the later reports,' the relief
felt title afternoon tends to give place to
despondency at the possibility that the
worst fears will be realised when the full
accounts of the disaster come to hand.
Two things stand out of the general
gloom and bring Intense satisfaction to
the British public. The first Is the fact.
confirmed tonight In a dispatch from Sir
Alfred Jonea himself, that the Jones' party
are all safe. The second Is found In the
prompt and active steps taken by the
American government to Investigate the
real conditions and afford the necessary
succor to the unfortunate people. ' Es
pecial appreciation is felt at Secretary Met
calf's decision to act without waiting lor
congressional sanction. All possible steps
are being taken here to the same end, but
America's generous action is none th less
appreciated. The' king and queen and also
the premier. Sir Henry Campbell-Banner-man,
have hastened to telegraph expres
sions of the country's sympathy, and pub
Ho bodje are arranging to hold meetings
to express their sympathy and afford re
lief to the victims.
Up to a late hour tonight the colonial
office had no further pews to communicate
and the publto found satisfaction In the
belief that the casualties among the Eng
lish residents in the Island had been tew.
At the moment of writing this dispatch,
however, a message was received from Sir
Alfred Jones, addressed to Elder, Dempster
as Co., which confirms the worst fears. The
message follows:
Kingston was overwhelmed by an earth
quake Monday afternoon at 1:30.
All th
house within a radius of ten miles hav . cwed here from all parts of the state,
been damaged and almost every house In i n , .una . n.,,. i,t
th city destroyed. Fire broke out after BILLINGS, Mont.. Jan. 16.-Extreme cold
the earthquake and completed the dost rue- ! weather still prevails In eastern Montana,
tlon. It is estimated that 100 persons have ; i Billings the lowest point yet reached
been killed and 1.000 Injured. The public ' w.. ,,, ..Mri,,n. to r.,M,rt. iiv
offices and hospitals are in ruins. Among w" ffl b"ow- According to reports, live
th killed are Blr James Fergusson. many ! stock Is suffering badly and losses will b
prominent mrrchanta and professional men , great. In the extreme eastern part of th
no fatalities at the Constant Springs hotL
The business quarter of Kingston Is now
mouldering sshe. W sr thankful that
our im.rtr la all right.
This dispatch I mm Sir Alfred I prac
tically identical with other message re
ceived from Kingston, Including one from
a correspondent of the Standard, who 1
alth th Jonea party, with th exception
that all th other glv th death list as
"several hundred" while a dispatch of a
.similar purport received by th direct Wet
Indian Cable company say th loss of life
was "heavy" and add that Port Antonio
w is not baoly Injured. At th present time,
therefore. It I quite Impossible to form a
reliable Idea ot th number of Uvea lost
from th Information available.
Hellef from t atted State
WASHINGTON, Jan. K.OffUlal news of
the disaster at Kingston, Jamaica, reached
Washington slowly today; la fact th first
report did not com to hand until weil
along In th afternoon when a dispatch
was received at th stats department dated
"Jamaica. I 31 p. m., Jan. IS," and signed
"American cousul." stating that Kingston
had been destroyed and hundreds of lives
lost and stating that food was badly
wanted. As a matter of fact th signature
to UU dispatch was misleading, for the
conaul la abasnt on leave from hi post.
It Vis assumed at th department that the
aOeatiaued. a bUU Page.,
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Foreign trade entension convention dis
cusses ship subsidy, but Is not unani
mous In approval. Page
Senator Foraker submits substitute for
resolution for investigation of discharge
of negro troops. Page
House passes fortifications appropria
tion bill without amendment Page 6
Special senate committee reports In
favor of sale of surface pf segregated
Indian coal lands. Pag 6
Representative Lacey of Iowa presents
. bill providing that lands required for
extension of army posts shall be obtained
by giving in exchange other public lands
of equal value. Page 1
Owing to Representative Terrell's ill
ness the Nebraska delegation did not ap
pear before the subcommittee in support
of the Norrls Judicial circuit bill. Pag 1
Thousand persons killed by earthquake
and fire at Kingston. Jamaica, and ninety
thousand are homeless. Pag 1
Legislature In joint session formally
declares Norris Brown elected senator.
Pag 1
Jamestown Exposition commission to
ask for $12,000 appropriation. Paga 3
State Agricultural society elects offi
cers for current year. Page S
Senate discovers It has three more em
ployes than the law allows Pag B
Bill Introduced which alms to stop mar
gin trading of all kinds Pag a
James B. Kitchen and Major John B.
Furay die within twenty minutes of each
other. . Pag 1
Grand Jury at Council Bluffs completes
labors, returning number of Indictments.
Error discovered In tabulation of vote
on governor raising the pluralities of
Cummins to over twenty thousand.
Page B
President Hears Appeal of Lumber
"' Dealers Who Want Law y
on Subject.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 18. The president
today heard an appeal In favor of federal
legislation for reciprocal demurrage to
meet the situation caused by the lack of
railroad equipment and the delay In mov
ing cars when loaded. The appeal was
presented by the executive committee of
the national reciprocal demurrage con
vention recently held at Chicago, headed
by Victor H. Beckman of Seattle, Wash.,
chairman. Chairman Knopp of the Inter
state Commerce commission was also pres
ent. The appeal says that the lumber trade,
whose commodity is one of the heaviest
contributors to railroad revenue, has been
perhaps the chief sufferer from Inadequate
transportation facilities. It was argued
that properly framed federal legislation,
made with due regard to the operating
questions Involved and the respective rights
of the public and common carriers, would
In a short time permanently relieve the
country of the present menace and result
In added prosperity to both the railroads
and to the Interests they serve. The presi
dent promised to take up the matter with
the committee again tomorrow, when other
members of the Interstate Commerce com
mission are expected to be present.
Great Northern Mala Line Blow
Opea from St. Paal to
HELENA, Mont., Jan. IS The blockade
of the main line of th Ureal Northern
has been broken. Several stalled passen
ger trains In northeastern Montana and
North Dakota have been started west. Th
track from St. Paul to Spokane Is clear
for th first time in a week. It is In
tensely cold at Havre, 42 below being reg
istered there today. Reports of heavy
1 losses of cattle and sheep are being re
taU ,nep "n1 ct" r una,le el
food on account of the deep snow and are
j starving. A stockman near Glendlve, who
owned a flock of 10,000 sheep, has offered
them for sal for $3,000.
Worst Sleet
Storm la
Low and
Years Lay
ST. LOnS. Jan. 16. The wcrst sleet
storm conditions In year prevailed In bt
Louis and vicinity. Electrio wins are
down all over the city, trains are delayed,
street oar traffic la badly Interrupted and
during the day St. Louts has practically
h ml nff from communication with lh.
' outside world. In th suburbs hundred
of tree hav broken down under th weight
of ice and telegraph and teltphon pule
hav snapped off.
Aldermen Deny Charge.
NEW YORK. Jan. IS Four aldermen ap
peared today before toe federal grand Jury
ta response to subpoenas Issued yesterday
in connection with th alleged bribery tit
procure th iectlon by the Board of Alder
men of a succeitsor to John W. Goff as re
corder. They were Henry Clay Peters,
Joseph Flak and William Kowcroft of th
borounh of Brooklyn and Thomas J. Mulli
gan of th borough of ths Bronx. Ail de
nied any knowleu uf th alleged LleaDt
V bilbcry.
One Member of Eubcommittee la 111 and
Action is Pottponed.
era Congressman Frames Bill Pro
viding that Lauds Reqalred Shall
Be Obtained by Exchunae for
Other Public Lands.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Jan. 16 (Special Tele
gram). Senator Burkett and several mem
bers of the Nebraska delegation 1n the
lower houso expected to appear today be-
f"re the eub-cemmittee of the judiciary
committee of the house to speak In favor
of Representative Norrls new bill to
rn'nii iwu jumciat circuits ill ninteha.
Senator Burkett was early on the floor of
I . V. J 1 I Jl. 1 L11I 1. 1 1 .1
Judiciary committee was In executive ses
Hon the representatives from Nebraska
gathered In an embrasure of a window on
the upper gallery of the house side and
told stories, as well as exchanged political
experiences. Senator Burkett was ex
tremely active In urging his friends to stand
by and help pull his chestnut out of the
Owing, however, to the Illness of Repre
sentative Terrell of Massachusetts, who,
with Representative Alexander of New
York and Smith of Kentucky, constitute
the sub-committee. It was decided to post
pone the hearings on Judge Norrls' bill
until the recovery of the Massachusetts
Lacey Proposes Land Trades.
Following close upon the heels of the
notice served by Senator Burkett that ho
Intends to press an amendment to the leg
Inlatlve bill providing for the purchase of
10.000 acres of land adjoining Fort Robin
son to be used as a target range and for
a drill ground for the Infantry, cavalry
and artillery, comes a bill today framed by
Congressman Lacey of Iowa, which will
be Interesting to property owners holding
lands abutting on Fort Robinson. The
text of the Lacey bill follows:
"That whenever the secretary of war
shall deem an enlargement of any. military
reservation necessary and the title of land
required for such enlargement shall be In
private ownership, the secretary of war
may certify to the secretary of interior
a description of such specific tracts of land
as ha may deem necessary for such pur
poses and the secretary of the Interior
may, with the approval of the president,
exchange an equal area of any of the un
occupied non-mineral, untlmbered public
land subject to homestead entry tnerefor;
the public land ao exchanged to be of sub
stantially equal value to the lands ex
changed for."
Barkett and Pollard Appear.
Senator Burkett. and Represenatlve Pol
lard today appeared before the sub-committee
of the military affairs committee
of the senate to explain the purpose of
the bill Introduced Jointly by them pro
viding for recognition . of the services of
the officers and, enlisted men of the Ne
braska territorial militia. The bill seeks
to aire-a wrHrtary certificate to foe troops
called out In KM by Governor Saunders
to defend the borders of Nebraska and
other contiguous states from Invasion by
the Indians. Most of the Nebraska com-
panics served three months and even more.
They were officered, so far as command-
ing omcers wars concerned, by . regular
United States officers, and were mustered
out at the end of the campaign without
recognition of their service in any man- bishop may exercise in quieting the aglta
ner. The sub-committee having consider- tlon for a united Polish republic. Prussia
atlon of this bill is oomposed of Senators j complained that Monslgnor Stablewski was
Scott of West Virginia, Warner of Mis- disloyal to the government In refusing to
sourl and Pettus of Alabama. After the ! condemn the school strike and as being
presentation of the Nebraska case and in
view of the manner In which both Senator
Burkett and Mr. Pollard were received,
It was their conclusion the bill would not
come out of the committee.
Shoshone Hot Spring's Reserve.
The secretary of the Interior today sent
a communication to congress urging the
passage of a bill which will permit him
to lease what Is known as the "Hot
Springs reserve," comprising forty acres
1 lying about four miles from the agency.
In the Shoshone Indian reservation In
Wyoming. This request Is made upon re
quest of Indian Commissioner Leupp and
meets with the hearty approval of Secre
tary Hitchcock. It appears this land
about the spring is unallotted, having
been reserved by the allotting agent be
cause of Its medicinal qualities. Commis
sioner Leupp has drawn the following
memorandum bill for consideration of the
committees of congress:
"That the secretary of the interior be
authorised, with the consent of the In
dians of the Shoshone reservation. Wyo
ming, to be obtained as he may deem
best, to lease for a term not exceeding
twenty-five years lot 1, section 2, town
ship 1, range 1, west of the Wind river
! meridian,
in said reservation, for the erec
tion of a sanitarium at such rat of
rental and subject to such rules and regu
lations as he may prescribe."
Coal Lnnd Frands In Wyoming.
An Important conference regarding coal
land frauds In Wyoming was held at the
White House today between the president.
Commissioner Garfield of the bureau of
corporations, who Is soon to take up his
duties as secretary of the Interior; Milton
D. Purdy, an assistant to the attorney gen
eral, and Assistant Attorney General
Cooley. Senator Warren of Wyoming was
also present Secretary Hitchcock, who
brought the revelations regarding the al
leged frauds to the president's attention,
preceded th others to the White House
and left Just a th others were Joining
th president. He was accompanied by
Charles Nngel of St. Louis.
Th charge of fraud were brought out
some month ago during a hearing by the
Interstate Commerce Commission which
was conducting an Investigation into other
matters. It I alleged the Union Pacific
Railroad company, which owns th stock
of the coal company, has obtained title
fraudulently to large tract of land In
Wyoming, considerable portions of which
contain coal.
No statement was made a to the results
of th conference.
Congratalntlon for Smith.
Congressman Walter I. Smith of Council
Bluffs, a member of th appropriation
committee, who had charge of the forti
fications appropriation bill, was congratu
lated today by both republican and demo
crats for th masterly manner In which h
handled th measure. Not a single cent
waa added to or taken from th bill a re
ported from th appropriations commute.
Baral Carrier Appelated.
Rural carriers appointed: Iowa: Carson,
route 2, Jack Robertson carrier, Toxena
Robertson substitute; Patterson, rout 2.
William L. Coen carrier, Ella Coen sub-
ICoatlaued oa Sizta PagaJ
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Discussion la Episcopal
PARIS. Jan. IS. The French episcopate
continued today In session at the Chateau
de Ia Muette. The cardinals, archbishops
and bishops are divided into two distinct
parties tiltramontatnes, who are lrVeconcll
able and determined to persevere In efTorts
to compel the state to negotiate for a set
tlenitnt with the Vatican, and those whose
organ Is the Croix, which openly advocates
as the only moans of possible victory to
the organization of a political campaign by
the Catholics, under the leadership of tho
clergy In order to secure a change In the
government's attitude, and the liberals or
more liberal minded- prelates who believe
that the high dignitaries of the French
church should do everything not specially
Interdicted by the pope In order to maintain
religious peace.
The latter consider t:
reckon with public opt
t It Is necessary to
Ion. which, they be-
lieve, condemn open rebellion, especially as
the government continue to affirm Its de
sire not to close the crurches and accuses
the episcopate of obeying the suggestions
of the reactionary parliament parties. As
the pope's condemnation only covers the
separation of church and state law and the
new Brland law, amending the separation
measure, the liberals favor taking advan
tage of the law of 1901 to form cultural as
sociations under the common law. The
Catholic papers, however, believe that the
ultramontalnes are In the majority.
Epidemic of Smallpox Adds to Horrors
of Famine la Ceatral
SHANGHAI, Jan. 12. To the horrors of
famine have been added an outbreak of
smallpox among the refugees at Sing
Klang, necessitating the demolition of the
mat sheds erected to shelter -the thou
sands of whom have arrived there In
search of food. Captain Klrton reports
that 200,000 destitute persons have been
driven back toward their homes and that
terrible scenes are being enacted along
th line of retreat. He estimates that
260,000 persons are likely to be doomed at
Slng-Klang alone and 400,000 at Antung,
where small relief works have been
The distress Is largely due to lack of
means ft communication and the fear that
the Chinese officials might appropriate
any. work supplies they might send. The
dykes being dilapidated renewed rains are
certain to cause fresh floods. Every house
In the neighborhood of Antung visited by
Captain Klrton contained dead bodies or
dying persons.
The relief committee, which had 150,000
taels at its disposal, has Instituted relief
works under foreign supervision.
Prussian Government Will Permit No
Polish Patriot to Occupy
See. .
GNEBHN. Prussia, Jar. 18. The chapter
of the cathedral here- met today at the
ancient crowning place of the kings and
nominated six priests, whose names will
be submitted to the Prussian government.
from which to choose an archbishop of
! Posen a successor to the late Monslgnor
Stablewski, which must be done under th
I convention wun me Vatican. ino eiTO
, tlon is of extraordinary political import'
i ance, because of the power which the arch-
opposed to enforcing the government's de
cree in reguru to religious instruction te
lng given In the German language.
It Is understood that the government will
approve no candidate whose political views
are antagonistic to the policy of Prussia
Aasjry Immlajraats on Steamer Caase
Cralaer to Be Called to
FORT DE FRANCE. Island of Mar
tinique, Jan. 18. The French cruiser
d'Etres left Fort de France yesterday
afternoon for Trinidad, convoying the
French line steamer Canada, which had
been detained here by a mutinous outbreak
among the Immigrants aboard that vessel.
The steamer Canada, Captain Delanes
left Havre, France, December 22, for Paul-
lias, near Bordeaux, France. Thence It
went to Santander, Spain, and sailed from
there December 28 for Colon.
Japs to Visit Jamestown.
TOKIO, Jan. 18. The Japanese budget
contains credits amounting to 582.632 yen,
or about 291,310. to cover the cost of dis
patching representatives of the army and
navy to participate in tho international
exposition at Jamestown, Va. The cruisers
Tsukubu and Chltose will be sent to rep
resent the Japanese navy.
Ralsoull Wants Pardon.
TANGIER, Jan. 16. The chiefs of the
Ben M'Bur tribe, with which Ralsoull
sought refuge, are negotiating with the
Moroccan authorities to obtain pardon for
themselves and Ralsoull.
Spnnlnrds for Xew Orlrnns.
MALAGA. Spain. Jan. 1. About 2,000 Im
migrants, who have been granted free pas
sage, are waiting transportation to New
Evidence Must Be All ta Thursday
Night, bnt Arguments
Come Later.
SPOKANE. Wash., Jan. 16. In the Inter
state commerce hearing here today the rail
roads defended their policy of charging
higher freight rates from eastern point
to Spokane than to the coast cities.
While the hearing in this city must be
completed not later than tomorrow night,
a final decision may not be reached until
April, or even later. Commissioner Prouty
states that the -final argument must be
made before the full commission at Wash
ington, D. C, after the evidence has been
compiled and printed. Some week may
then elapse before a decision Is given.
Stones In Place of Silk.
BAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 16. Instead of
receiving a half ton of silk goods from
Chicago, valued at several hundred dollars,
Uvingrton Bros., merchsnts of this city,
received a large dry goods box yerterday
containing cobblestones. As a result th
detectives of Chicago and Sun Francisco
were noUlied to try to discover who stole
the silk and fl'led ths box with rocks
George Beichel, a driver who delivered the
lux. was taken Into custody last night and
locked up at the police station. He denied
that he Lad any knowledge of th substitution.
Two Imminent Omaha Men Fasa Away
Twenty lilinntti Apart
Succumbs to Paralysis, Dying Within
Few Hears Mr. Kltchea Goes
After Lens Straggle with
Within twenty minutes of each other two
of Omaha's prominent men. Major John
B. Furay and James B. Kitchen, passed
away yesterday. Mr. Kitchen went first.
dying at 6:30 p. tn. at his residence, im
South Thirty-second avenue, while Major
Furay died at 6:50 at his residence, &U7
Seward street. Mr. Kitchen's death was
the end of a long, patient struggle with
sickness; Major Furay's the. result of
paralysis which struck him at 11:60 yester
day morning and again at 6:40. The death
of Mr. Kitchen had been feared for weeks.
though within the last few days he had, by
his remarkable fight for life, stimulated th
hopes of relative and friends that he
might recover. Major Furay's death came
a severe shock to his friends and
With Mr. Kitchen at the last were Mr.
Kitchen and her niece, Mis Rubel; th only
child. Ralph Kitchen, his wife and son,
Dick, and Dr. McClannahan, th family
physician. With the major when he died
were Mrs. Furay, a son. Dr. Charles E.
Furay, and Mrs. Cella McShane, a friend
of tho family who was at the horn at the
time. The other members of the family
who reside In th city were soon at th
bedside of death.
No plans have been made for th funeral
of either. It Is determined to lay the body
of Major Furay In Holy Sepulcher ceme
tery under Catholic auspices and to bury
that of Mr. Kitchen at Leavenworth, an
old home, but th tlma Is not set In either
The news of Mr. Kitchen's death cast a
pall over the staff In charge and guests
of the Paxton hotel, of which Mr. Kitchen
was principal owner. He was president
of the Kitchen Bros. Hotel company, the
owners, of which G. E. Prltchett la vice
president; J. J. Points, secretary, and
Ralph Kitchen, treasurer and manager.
Sketch of Active Life.
Jnmes Butler Kitchen wss bom May 25,
1S33, tn St. Louis county, Missouri. His
father, Henry Kitchen, moved from Vir
ginia to Missouri in 1S29 and died at Leav
enworth In 1862. James Butler wa the
fifth of ten children. During 1SS4 he left
his parents In Platte county, Missouri, and
went to Now Mexico with little or no
funds, much ambition and a restless en
ergy. At Santa Fe he engaged as clerk, In
a mercantile house. His first business
strike on his own hook was a government
hay contract, which he filled at Fort Union,
N. M. He worked all summer In water
over his shoe tops to fill the contract,
which netted him 1900. In the meantime
he formed the friendship of Dr. Connolly
of Albuquerque. Dr. Connelly started Mr.
Kitchen in business at Tecolate, N. M.,
with a $16,000 stock of merchandise. After
seven year In that business Mr. Kitchen
closed out with several thousand dollars
to his credit. ' - w.
. He returned to Platte Valley, Kan., In
1860, and with his brother, Richard, en
gaged in freighting business for the gov
ernment during the civil war. He was tn
business with his brother, Richard, until
the latter' death In 1S90. Before coming
to Omaha in 18b. J. B. Kitchen managed
the Pacific hotel in St. Joseph. For year
the firm of Kitchen Bros., consisting of
J. B.. Charles W. and Richard, was one
of the leading hotl firms In the wert.
Richard at one time managed th Wlthnell
house In Omaha. '
Starts Blr Hotel.
In 1881 the three brothers bought the
present site of the Paxton hotel, which
was opened in the fall ot 1883. From that
time J. B. Kitchen concentrated his ener
gies in his Omaha Interests. In 1886 Charles
W. sold out his Interest in the Paxton, and
In 18U0 Richard died, leaving James B. In
control as president of the Kitchen Bros.
Hotel company.
Charles W. Kitchen, th sole surviving
brother, resides at Seattle. Two sisters,
Catherine Sprague of Omaha and Susan B.
Gabbert of Columbia. Mo., are among the
bereaved relatives. Mrs. Kitchen and their
only child, Ralph Kitchen, associated In
the management of the Paxton hotel; sur
vive. The mother died In 1896 at the age
of 93.
Mr. Kitchen was of a studious turn of
mind, philosophy being his favorite study.
He was an active member of the Omaha
Philosophical society, whose meetings were
held at his hotel for year on Sunday after
He began to fail about a year ago, picked
up In health, and had to remain home
after November L from which time he
gradually declined. General debility was
his trouble.
Major Fa ray Is tailed.
Major Furay waa standing at Twenty-
fourth and Seward street when the first
paralytic stroke came. It benumbed his
left arm and limb. He was taken horn
Immediately and physicians were promptly
summoned. Major Furay showed hopeful
sign even under circumstance so alarm
ing. He did not lose oonaclousnes and
that effered encouragement. HI vigorous
physique and his good health, considering
hi advanced age, were regarded as point
In his favor. Hope went out with the fatal
stroke at 6:40. He retained consciousness
until death.
The news of Msjor Furay's death cam
as a great shock to his host of friends
in Omaha, where he had lived for over
forty years. He had been In good health
and none was prepared to hear that "Major
Furay Is dtad." Paralysis had not been
a family falling.
Tuesday night Major Furay had attended
the installation of officer of th Omaha
branch of the Cathollo Mutual Benefit as
sociation, of which he was president. The
meeting was held In Arlington hall. He
mad a speech which waa particularly ani
mated and drew from his hearers vigor
ous applause at frequent Intervals. He
seemed In especially good spirits and
health. It was hi first visit to th asso
ciation's meetings In a long time, but none
there would have guessed It was to be
his last. There, In the secret chambers of
fraternal association, the major waa a great
favorite; regarded with deep respect by
the younger member to whom h waa
mora than merely president of th body
a friend and counselor, a leader.
Native or Ohio.
Major John B. Furay was born June S6,
IW. at Hlllsboro, O. He married Mis
Catherine McShane April , 1608. John B.
Furay breathed ths air of patriotism In
liberty-loving Ohio and lost no Urns in de
ciding that in Lincoln' call for troops to
sav th Integrity of the union he dis
cerned the call to duty. He responded.
4CodUbu4 oa Third Pag.J
Reports Read aad Methods of Moldlaa;
' Local Trade Are Belav
MITCHELL, 8. D.. Jan. l.-(Ppecl Tel
egram.) When the convention of the
South Dakota Retail Merchant' association
assembled this morning there waa a larger
attendance noticeable.
President Grimm In his annual address
offered many valuable suggestions to the
business men of the state, touching on
methods to prevent the encroachment of
outside business houses on local territory.
A. George Pedersen of Chicago delivered
an address on mall-order competition and
the remedy for it. H. P. Packard of Red
field presented th mutual Insurance Idea to
show the saving made to the business men
who patronised a home institution.
Secretary Tyler' report was voluminous.
He reviewed the work of the association,
referring only Incidentally to th injunction
suit of Montgomery Ward Co. against
the association. He said the membership
had doubled In the last year and that the
members were banded together more firmly
than ever. He gave Instances of where the
state association had been of direct benefit
to local associations against outside com
petition. The secretary urged the legisla
tive committee to secure a larger appropria
tion from the legislature to enforce the
pure food law.
The catalogue house proposition will not
receive much attention at the convention
other than a It Is discussed in the various
The afternoon session was devoted to an
executive meeting. This evening the dele
gates were entertained at a smoker In the
club rooms by th Commercial league and
Irr pron ptu speeches were made. Tomor
row morning the various committees will
report, among them the resolutions com
mittee, which, however, will not deal at
all radically with the subject of catalogue
houses. New officers will be elected and
the corventlon will adjourn at noon.
Two Faction Present Simultaneous
Resolutions In Both Honses.
PIERRE, S. D., Jan. 16. (Special Tele
gram.) The senatorial situation promises
more turmoil yet. Since the challenge Is
sued by Senator Klttredge and Concressmen
Martin and Burke, there has been a getting
together among the representatives of the
different factions. Action waa suddenly de
cided upon today, resulting In the present
ing ot two similar resolutions, each being
presented In both houses. One by Senator
Cook and Representative Glass asks for the
appointment of committees of both houses
to Investigate the charges which have been
made against the different members of the
congressional delegation, to report to the
two houses later In the session. The other
resolution, presented by Overholser In the
senate and by Parmley In the house, calls
for an Investigation by a Joint committee,
and resolves, "That It la the sense of the
legislature that no election of United State
senatcr should be held until after the re
port of the committees, which shall be com
posed of members of the different faction
and parties." In the senate both resolutions
were referred to the commute on rule,
and It Is expected a report on the Cook res
olution will be returned tomorrow. In the
house both resolution were allowed to lie
over without action.
The senate committees favorably reported
the anti-pas bill,, but so amended that It 1
practicaiiy a new Dili, and tne anti-lobby
The house received another long list of
new bills, the only one of general Impor
tance being the new game law. Th house
committee presented an amended anti-pass
bill and recommended Its passage. The
Klelnsasser resolution for postage allowance
was favorably recommended with a limit of
CO for each member for the session.
The first completed action of the two
houses was the passage n the house, under
suspension of th rules, of the senate reso
lution memorallslng congress to extend to
April 1 the time of beginning settlement on
lands west of the Missouri river.
Boiler Explode In Pennsylvania and
Men on Train Senlded
to Denth,
NORRISTOWN, Pa., Jan. l.-Tho boiler
of a Philadelphia Reading freight en
gine exploded at Bridgeport,' near here
today and five men were killed.
The. dead: ,
CHARLES STETN, conductor.
JOHN NOHLOCK. fireman.
KOY 8CHEUER, brakeman.
ELMER KANE, brakeman. i
UNIDENTIFIED MAN, J u charge of a
car of live stock.
The rear portion of the boiler was hurled
about 160 yards, while the wheels of the
engine remained on the track. Scheder re
ceived th full fore of th explosion add
was torn to plecea The others were
shocked and scalded to death.
RALEIGH, N. C, Jan. 16. The seaboard
line Florida special, northbound, ran Into
an open switch two mile north of Ra
leigh early today. Th boiler of th loco
motive exploded and the train caught fire
from a gasoline lamp. There were no fa
Railroad la Central Passenger Lines
Refuse to Exchange Business
with Iaternrbana.
CHICAGO. Jan. 16. All the railroad In
th Central Passenger association today
entered Into an agreement not to exchange
business ' or courtesies with the electrio
line. Th result of this aa-reement It !
lald. will be an appeal to the Interstate
Commerce commission by the electric line
to compel the eastern roads to put In Joint
tariff with them and to treat them as
they do th steam roads.
Th electrio lines are adjusting their
tariffs with th commission and declare
they are common carriers and that the
steam roads can be compelled to Inter
change business.
One Sheriff Reaaeats Another to Take
Indicted Sen ( Vice
STEUBEN VILLE, O., Jan. 16-Sheriff
Voorhees sent a telegram to the sheriff of
Clark county at 8prlngfleld, O., today to
place Frederick C. Fairbanks, son of Vice
President Fairbanks, under arrest, under
his Indictment here yesterday by the grand
Jury In connection with his procuring a
marriage license to marry Helen Scott,
daughter of the millionaire ironmaster of
SPRINGFIELD, O., Jan. 16.-Fred C.
Fairbanks, who Is wanted on an Indict
ment for perjury In Steubenvllle, left the
city today. His wife and aunt say they
do not kuow wLere b has gone,
Cffijially Declared Elected Senator in Joint
Cession of Legjalatnre,
Lobby and Gallery of the Bonis Completely
Filled with Spectators.
Fromisea to Obey Mandate of Teople ta the
Bat ot His Ability.
Announce He Will Seek to Have Law
Passed Maklna: Unjoining ot
Taxes In Federal C'oart an
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 16.-(Spocial.) United
States Senator-elect Norrls Brown mad
hi acknowledgements to th Nebraska leg
islature in Joint sesHlon at noon today In a
speech of acceptance In which he reiterated
his pledges made to the people during th
campaign and paid a tribute to the pioneer
in the great movement which I now sweep
ing corporate Interests out of politic
Speaker Netlleton, who lived to see his
Idea of government triumphant; the lat
Edward Rosewater, who waa called beyond
Just after the principles, which' he spent hi
lire fighting for hud been written In the
platform of his party, and his party united,
pledged to carry them out; Governor Shel
don, young In years, but who nad the earn
principles born Into him and who will sbar
equally with the legislature the responsi
bility of successfully completing the work
now thoroughly begun. In speaking of the
work of these three men. Senator Brown
expressed the sentiment of the Joint ses
sion and he was loudly applauded.
Representative hall. In which the Joint
session was held, waa packed, auditorium
and gallery, before Lieutenant Governor
Hopewell called the body to order, among
the visitors being Mrs. Brown, the wife,
and Miss June Brown and Miss LucJle
Brown, daughters of the new senator, ac
companied by Mr. 8. A. Bess of Kearney.
They occupied seats to the right of the
speaker, near the rear of the house. Sitting
with Lieutenant Governor Hopewell were
Governor Sheldon, Speaker Nettleton.
Chief Justice Sedgwick and Judges Barnes
and Letton of the supreme court. Scat
tered through the house were the state offi
cers and numerous visitors from out In the
state, though none of Mr. Brown' relative
from Iowa were In attendance.
Jolat Session at Soon.
It was exactly 12 o'clock noon when Lieu
tenant Governor Hopewell called th Joint
session to order and the roll of each house
was called, showing every member present.
The minutes of yesterday's proceeding
were then' read and Mr. Hopewell an
nounced the election of Norrls Brown as
United State senator "for a full term of
six yeara" Representative Hart of Tork,
Thleasen ot.Jsfferaon and Senator Thorns
of Douglas were appointed a committee to
escort the new senator to the bar ot the
) house.. Upon the appearance of the cora-
mltte with, the senator at th door the
members and visitors rose and stood until
Mr. Brown had grasped th hand of Lieu
tenant Governor Hopewell, who Introduced
him In the following language:
"Members of the Nebraska Legislature In
Joint Session, ladles and Gentlemen: Our
new senator needs no Introduction from
me. Vou all know him. H goes to as
sume his high duties at Washington with
the confidence and good will of all th
people of this great state. We confidently
believe he will be true to the Influence
of his own mind In the future a in th
past. We expect him to be a portion of
the new and young blood of that great
body of which he Is to becom a member,
at all times working with the prog-esslve
element; at all times alert and working
for the right. Ladle and gentlemen. Sen
ator Brown",
The new senator was greeted with pro
longed applause. He spoke as follows:
I come to thank you. I wish I had the
power to make you understand how deeply
1 appreciate this honor. While today 1 ex
preas my gratitude to you who have
elected me, I trust' I may not forget my "
obllgationa to the people of Nebraska who
elected you. In the final analysis they are
responsible alike for your election and
mine; but with the election over our
responsibility begins. May God give us
courage to bear that responsibility bravely
and wisdom to bear It well.
1 want to congratulate you men who hav
been chosen by direct vote to enact luws
for this beloved state of oura It Is a mark
of esteem and confidence to be deeply ap
preciated by you. The ' people have en- '
trusted you with a great work, a work
certain and definite The campaign, which
resulted In your election waa one of great
interest and intense discussion. It was the
culmination In this state of the strugKle
for emancipation from railroad dictation
in politics that had been carried on for
many years. That struggle developed
many notable men and leaders who are
filoneers in the case. Among them Is no
ess a character than the splendid man and
valiant veteran, Siieaker Nettleic. He ha
lived to see ths principles he fought for
so long triumphant. Foremost and ablest
among these leaders was the late lamented
Edward Rosewater. For a generation till
freat man, with steadfast purpose and un
altering devotun, fought the peopis'a
battle. The state ewes him a monument
of love snd gratitude.
I want to congratulate you, also, be
cause the people have elected Oeorge
Sheldon governor to share with you the
labors snd honors of the worst you have
been chosen to do. In my Judgment no
stale in the union was ever blessed with
a better or a oraver cnier executive man
the earnest and modest young man who
took the omh of office in your presence
two weeks ago.
Why Sheldon Won.
Let me ask you why was Sheldon
elected? Was It because ot his good name
and family? No. Because at his splendid,
sturdy personality? No. Was it because
his opponent was unworthy? No. His op
ponent was altogether worthy. Was it be
cause he is a republican? No; though that
helped. Bhldoti was elected governor of
Nebraska because he stood fur the simple
doctrine of equal rights and equal privilege
for all men, a doctrine In affairs of govern
ment as old as the declaration of Inde
pendence and aa simple and sublime as the
ten commandments, it was the doctrine of
Lincoln and his friends, the doctrine of
Grant, of Garfield, of Harrison, of the
loved and lamented McKinley. and Is today
the doctrine of Theodore Roosevelt and hi
friends. It 1 the people's doctrine In eveiy
late of the nation, and wlien they shall
awake, as the people of Nebraska huve
awakened, to the fact that state govern
ment belong to tliein and not to :) in
resident corporation, they will Join Hi
army of equal right ana quat privilege,
and elect governor of th lze and lu
character of ours.
This doctrine has come to stay. It I not
here for a day, or a month, or a year, and
the man, or the public officer, or tiie editor,
who dubs this doctrine "a fad." "a tem
porary Impulse of the people," will live to
confess bis mistake.
What does a doctrine or a principle avail
unless It Is enforced? Of what v.ilue Is a
good precept if it Is not followed? A doc
trine or a principle needs something more
than mere announcement. If any good is
to result It must be applied. This doctrine
of which we eiieak can be given force and
effect In only one way, atid that Is by writ
ing It into the statutes of the land, slate
and federal. I am proud to say there Is
no doubt it jour dvtei uuualloa aad ability