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The Omaha Daily
VOL. XXXVI-NO. 186.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 21, 1907.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
GoTernor of Jamaica Object! to Presence of
ASKS WITHDRAWAL OF LANDING PARTIES
Beqaeit Promptly Complied with and
Battleihl"! Leave Harbor.
SAYS AID IS NOT NEEDED OR DESIRED
Letter it Couohed in Impolite and
CITIZENS INCENSED AT GOVERNOR'S ACT
Med lent gnpplle and Hospital Sup
plies Art Short and lortn Are
to Attend the Sick
Itivmnviv lumilu. Saturda ' t.
It-ae Knilnl T)vli' mission d 'V
stricken Kingston cam to an a. "?''. 1
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rtior Swettenham's objection to the
nee of American allor engaged ln4
work of clearing the streets, guard
property and succoring the wounded in.
ilea, culminating In a letter to the admiral
peremptorily requesting him to re-embark
all parties which had been landed
Admiral Davis waa greatly shocked and I
pained and pain' a formal visit to Gov
ernor Bwettenham today. Informing him
that the United State battleshlpe Missouri
and Indiana and the gunboat Yankton
would sail this afternoon.
To the Associated Preaa Admiral Davis
aid that Immediate compliance with Gov
ernor Bwettenham'a request was the only
course consistent- with the dignity of the
United States. The friction between the
governor and the admiral began with the
arrival of the American warship, when
the governor objected to the firing of a
salute In hie honor, ot the ground that the
citizens might mistake the firing for a
new earthquake. He also declared there
was no necessity for American aid that
his government was fully able to preserve
ordert tend the wounded and succor the
Rear Admiral Davis, however, landed
parties of bluejackets, who patroled the
streets, cleared the debris, rased ruins.
attended many of the wounded and won
the highest praise from citizens and mili
tary officer for excellent work.
Letter of Admiral DotIs.
On the afternoon of the salute Incident
Rear Admiral Davis wrote Governor
Bwettenham, aa follows:
My Dear Governor: I beg you to accept
my apology for the mistake of the salute
this afternoon. My order wae misunder
stood, and the disregard of your wishes
waa due to a mistake In the transmission
of my order. I trust the apparent disre
gard of your wishes will be overlooked.
I landed working parties from both ships
today to aid In clearing the various street
and building and purpose landing parties
tomorrow for the same purpose unless you
expressly do not desire II I think a great
deal may be done In the way of assistance
to -private Individual without Interfering
wlthtthe force of yourself and the gov
ernment of the Island. The only object of
my being here is to render such assistance
ns I can. I trust that you will Justify me
In this matter for the cause of common
I had a patrol of six men ashore today
to guard and secure the are ves of the
United States consulate, togetner with a
party of ten clearing away wreckage. This
party, after finishing its work at the con
sulate, assisted a working party to catch
thieves, recovering from them a sale
taken from a Jewelry store, valued at
$5.K. From this I Judge that the police
surveillance of the city is inadequate for
the protection of private property.
Actuated by the same motive, namely,
common humanity, I shall direct the medical
omcers or my squadron to ; mane an errori
to aid cases of dlstres which, perhaps, do
nct come under the observation of your
I shall have pleasure in meeting yeu at
the hour appointed, 10 a. m., at Headquart
I trust you apnrove of my action In thla
matter. Your obedient servant,
C. 11. DAVIS, . Rear Admiral.
Inanition: Reply from Governor.
Governor Bwettenham responded Friday
Dear Admiral: Thanks very much for
your letter, your kind call and all the as
sistance given or offered us.
While. 1 most heartily app.eclate the very
generous oners ok assistance i leet u my
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party and all parties which your kindne
prompted you to land. ,
If in consideration of the vice consul's
assiduous attentions to his family at hi
country house, the American consulate
need guarding- In your opinion, although
he waa present and it was not guarded an
hour ago, I have no objection to your de
tailing a force for the sola purpose ttt
guarding, but the party must have no fire
arms and nothing mere offensive than
club or staves for this function.
I find your working party waa thl morn
ing helping Mr. Crosawell clean his store.
Cross ell was delighted that the work waa
done without cost. If your excellency
ahould remain long enough I am sure al
iiioet all the private owner would be glad
of the cervices of the navy to save expense.
It Is no longer a question of humanity;
all Die dead died days ago, ami the work
of giving them burial la merely one of con
venience. 1 would be glad to accept delivery of the
aafe which It la alleged thieves had pos
session of. The American vice consul ha
no knowledge of It, the store Is close to a
sentry post and the officer of the post
profess ignorance of the Incident.
I believe the police urve4Uanc of the
city is adequate for the protection of pri
vate property. I may remind your excel
lency that not long ago It wa discovered
that thieves had lodged In and pillaged the
residence of sume New York millionaires
during his aNvnce In the summer, but
this would not have Justified a British ad
miral landing an armed party and assist
ing the New York police. I hav the honor
to be. with profound gratitude and the
highest resi-eet. your olellent srvant.
, ALEXANDER BWETTENHAM.
When Rear Aimlral Davis called at the
Headquarter bouse thl morning to bid
farewell to Governor Bwettenham he waited
fifteen minutes. He then Informed the
governor' aide that he would wait no
longer and requested him to tell the gov
ernor that In consequence of his attitude
In not desiring American aid he had coun
termanded President Roosevelt' order de
pntchlng the supply ship Celtic, laden with
beef for the relief of Kingston.
Governor Bwettenham arriving at that
moment, there wa a brief private meeting
and the governor escorted Rear Admiral
Davis to hi carriage.
Salutations were exchanged and the gov
ernor replying to Real Admiral Davis'
regret that he was unable to do more for
Kingston, said: "All the more to your
honor," adding a deep bow, evidently In
reply to Admiral Davta' reference to hi
departure and meaning he would doth
am If In the admiral' place.
I sable to Care for the Iajared.
Real Admiral Davis told the Associated
Preaa he deeply regretted the governor'
attitude. He wa atlll convinced that the
governor wa unequal to the task of re
lieving distress that thl was evident from
the fact that the American Held hospital
had tended many aick and wounded and
otoar war constantly arriving, having
- (tanUaud on Second PagaJ
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
Monday, January St. 1IH)T.
1007 JANUARY 1907
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FORECAST FOR NEBRASKA Fair,
warmer Monday; Tuesday, cloudy, pos
sibly snow or rain, with warmer in east
FORECAST FOR IOWA Fair Monday,
not so cold In north and west portions;
Tuesday, warmer and fair, except snow In
extreme west portion.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday
Hour. Dei. Hour. De
m 8 i p. m 12
m 7 p. m 14
m..i 7 3 p. m lrf
m 7 4 p. m IB
m 8 Bp. m 15
m ft e p. m 14
11 a, m g 7 p. m 14
13 m 11 8 p. m 13
9 p. m 11
American warships leave Kingston har-
' f In response to Insulting request that
l; 'ending parties be withdrawn. Page 1
f x uung iucn II riBllllu annul, i n.
1 memorial In horor of the laU
Ch a E. Morgan, prominent attorney
and director of the organization. Page 8
Chief of Police Donahue alts on the
Sunday lid and causes arrests wherever
Slocumb law Is violated. Page 1
Rev. J. W. Conley of First Baptist
church deprecates from his pulpit the at
titude of Mayor Dahlman on Sunday clos
ing and says mayor should be shown he Is
not greater than the law. Page 8
Official of Navy department In Omaha
recently talks on merits of navy person
nel bill. Page 8
Nebraska will send 100 delegates to
dry farming congress at Denver this week
and men will be present from all parts of
the country. Page 8
South Dakota legislative committee ap
pointed to Investigate charges against
Senator Gamble holds two sessions and
will report today.' Page 8
Fatalities In railway wreck at Sandford,
Ind., caused by explosion of carload of
powder will exceed thirty. Pag 1
Professional lobbyists at Lincoln plan
to defeat republican platform measures
by appealing to the vanity and prejudice
of authors of Industrial bills. Pag 1
Northwestern Is spending $100,000 on
extensive rlprapping to prevent Missouri
river making cut off near Blair. Pag 8
OOUsTCXT. BX.TOTS AITS IOWA.
Rev. W. B. Clemmer, pastor of First
Christian church, accepts call to Memo
rial Christian church at Rock Island.
Iowa legislators planning to push the
1-cent fare and primary election bills to
early passage.' Page 8
THAW TRIAL SET FOR TODAY
No Ob Except Prisoner and Attorney
Know Line of the
NEW YORK, Jan. M.-Harry Kendall
Thaw, heir tn the Tl.aw millions of Pitta-
j b lcave the Tomb8 tomorrow morn.
, . . , , .
ing. crows the "Bridge of Sighs, and stand
j in the tribunal of Justice. There he con-
; fldently hopes to prove before the Jury that
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his killing of Stanford White on the Madi
son Square roof, waa not "wilful and de
liberate murder" In the eyes of the law. It
will be the first time Thaw has left the
Tombs since his commitment there June 28
last, three days after the tragedy which
furnished an international sensation. Hie
trial la set down to begin tomorrow in the
criminal branch of the supreme court, and
he will accordingly be presented formally
at the bar. But Justice Fitzgerald has
another case pending and the Thaw trl.il
probably will be postponed until Wednes-
In the meantime 300 talesmen, mem-
; a "Peclal Jury panel drawn for the
Thaw trial, will have to await the call of
thB court Tnls iarge Jury jl8t na, been
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ejected with the greatest of care and every
. effort ha been made to avoid the constant
or professional Juror. Men of affair with
a recognised standing In the community
have been sought and the durtrlct attorney
office believe the list of those summoned
constitutes aa high a type of citizenship aa
could be secured. It is recognised that the
selection of a Jury will be the most difficult
part of the proceeding.
There Is a feeling In well Informed circle
that something may yet happen to put an
abrupt end to the proceeding. The great
pressure which ha been brought to bear
on the prisoner to permit a request for a
lunacy commlaslon, the authenticated state
ments from a number of alienist who have
examined Thaw in the Tomb, who pro
nounced him Irresponsible; the arrival of
hi alster, the countess of Yarmouth, who
1 said to have more Influence with the
brother than any other member of the
family, all tend to keep the followers of
the caae on the alert for a new and sud
No one beyond the prisoner, his Intimate
relatives and his present counsel know
what the defense will have to offer In Jus
tification of Thaw' act.
NORTH DAKOTA BLIZZARD OVER
Railroad Traflle I Still Demoralised
and Extent of Dakiage Cannot
FAROO. N. D.. Jan. JO. -The blizzard
which has been sweeping over North Da
kota since yesterday ceased late today.
Railroad traffic throughout the state Is
demoralised. For more than twenty-four
hours not a train moved over the Northern
Pacific North Dakota division. Main and
branch line are completely blocked with
snow. On accout of crippled telegraph and
telephone service It Is Impossible to learn
tonight the full extent of the storm's effect.
CHICAGO, Jan. 30.-A drop of 40 de
grees In temperature early today, followed
by a rainstorm of twelve hour duration.
The minimum wa I degree above aero
Car Blown Onto Main Line.
TOLEDO, O.. Jan. . Motorman Joseph
Good of Bryan waa instantly killed and
hla body cremated aa the result of a col
lision betweeu a Toledo and Indiana elec
tric car and a derelict package freiicht car
which had been blown from a aiding on to
the mala track near Holland, a village a
few mile weat of hem at ( o'clock this
morning. Th wreckage caught Are from
the stove In the passenger ear and wa
TWENTY-TWO BODIES FOUND
Fatalitiea in Wreo at f andforTnd., Will
Probably Exceed Thirty.
ENTIRE TRAIN BLOWN FROM TRACK
Demolished Engine Is Harled Fifty
Feet by Force of Explosion of
Fire Handrrd Kelts of
TERRE HAUTE. Ind., Jan. 20.-Twenty-two
charred and mutilated bodies have been
taken from the smouldering ruins of the
passenger train No. 3 on the Cleveland.
Cincinnati A St. Louis (Big Four)) which
was destroyed by the explosion of a car
load of powder as It passed a freight train
bX Sandford, nine miles west of here, last
night. The number of Injured will reach
at least thirty-five.
The entire train was blown from the
track, the coaches demolished, the engine
hurled fifty feet. The passengers either
were blown to piece, cremated or rescued
In a more or less Injured condition.
The Injured, some of whom are fatally
hurt, are at the hospitals In Terre Haute
and Paris, III., and at Sandford. The full
extent of the disaster waa revealed at day
light, but the death list will not be com
plete until workmen have finished clearing
List of the Victims.
Following Is a list of the dead and In
jured, so far as known tonight:
WILLIAM THOMPSON, Sandford, Ind.
WILLIAM DAVIS, Vermilion, 111.
J. W. SUTHERLAND. Paris. III.
JOHN FRANKLIN. Ashmoie, 111.
A. D. HECTOR, Elbrldge. III.
CHARLES QOHNELL, Perls. 111.
CLAUDE STEELE. &indford. Ind.
A. A. HICKS. Sandford, Ind.
DR. HASLETT, Grand View, III.
FRANK FIELDER, Findlay. O.
MARY EAUHART. Terre Haute, Ind.
H. BLAKELEY, Findlay, O.
JOHN A. BOWEN. Mattoon, 111.
Missing and believed to have been burned
to ' death:
Mrs. Bud Wolfe, Sandford. Ind.
Two daughter of Mr. Wolfe, aged 8 and
A. Kuykendoll, thought to be a Van
Body of aged women, burned beyond
Four charred bodies, not Identified.
Injured at St. Anthony's hospital. Terre
Keith1 Bryan, Salem, O.
Miss Cora Buckley, Terre Haute.
L. P. Rose, engineer maintenance of way.
Big Four, Mattoon. 111.
Mrs. L. F. Rose, Mattoon, HI.
Miss Bessie Southcott, Shelbyville, 111.
MIbs Anna Cummins, Terre Haute.
Miss Frances Jones, Terre Haute.
Injured In hospital at Pari. 111.
Alvln Dane, Terre Haute, Ind.; will re
cover. U. S. Wisherd, Franklin, Ind.; will re
cover. Harry Jared, fireman of No. S, Mattoon,
111.; perhaps fatally.
Louis Prince. Vermilion, III.
Ed Welrh, Mattoon. 111.; engineer No. 1
George Richards, Memphis, Tenn.
A. B. Carpenter. Vermilion, 111.
Joseph Hendricks. Mattoon, 111. '
Frank Thomas, Mattoon, 111.
Bud Wolfe, Sandford. Ind.
Charles Boggles. Westvllle, m.; may die.
Perry Duck, Sandford. Ind.
Will Davis. Vermilion, III.: may die.
H. A. Apperson, Westfleld. 111.
J. O. Lawler, Terre Haute. Ind.; may die.
Llndsey. Eddlngton, Vermilion, Iil.; may
Charles A. Wiley, Kanse. III.; may die.
T. C. Answorth, Paris, 111.
Oscar Gilbert, Dudley.
S. C. Sick. Parts, III.
Fred Vermillion, Sandford. III.
Harry Progden. Vermilion, 111.
Charles Root, Mattoon, 111.
Left at Sandford:
P. O. Rhodes, Sandford. Ind.
Harry Shlckel, Terre Haute, Ind.
Probable Canae of Exploaloi.
According to trainmen of the freight the
powder was exploded by the concussion
made by the passenger train, which was
Blowing down for the station at Sandford.
Another theory Is that gas escaping from
an oil pipe line near by entered the powder
car and a spark from the passing engine
Ignited the gas. Others express the belief
that the disaster waa due to a tramp or
Intoxicated man firing a shot into the car.
Car were smashed to piece by the force
of the explosion. Huge masse of iron
were found hundred of feet from the track.
The tank of the passenger engine was
hurled nearly 100 feet, landing In a gravel
road. Two passenger coaches and one bag
gage coach were consumed by fire.
The freight train In which was the car
qX powder was demolished. Sundford was
badly shocked. Window were shattered,
dishes and furniture broken and doors torn
from their hinges. The night was dark
and heavy rain had rendered the streets
of Sandford almost Impassable. Aa the
passenger engine went by the powder car
standing on an adjoining track the ex
plosion came without warning. The entire
train wa blown from, the track and
crashed into the mud a mere mass of de
bris, pinning under It forty human beings.
Fire broke out and before the eye of
citizen and rescuers, who rushed to the
rescue, many burned to death before aid
could be rendered them.
In the darkneaa by the light of the burn
ing coaches the people of Sandford did their
beat for the stricken. Cries of the injured
and the crackling of the flames together
with the odor of burning flesh greeted the
rescuers who worked frantically, but
soon were forced back by the terrible heat.
Among the first rescued was L. F. Rose
of Mattoon, 111., engineer of maintenance
of way of the Big Four railway. His leg
was broken and he wa severely bruised.
He was carried to the home of C. E.
Marrs, 200 feet away. Boon Mrs. Rose was
brought In painfully bruised, but assisted
In the care of her husband until she col
lapsed. Others were rescued a the flames
advanced. As men threw their strength to
the work of disentangling the human forma
from the wreckage the women of Sandford
cared for the Injured.
Fir Drive Reaener Away.
When the fire drove the rescuers away
they waited till the fire died down and
then started to drag out the charred
bodies. Men searched nearby fields and
found piece of human flesh and wearing
There waa no efficient water supply to
fight the flames and the bitter cold added
to the suffering. Four badly mutilated
bodies were found in the woods several
hundred feet from the tracks. One thous
and feet of the track was torn up and a
great hole shows where the powder car
stood. This car waa being hauled from
Concord Junction, Mas, to East Alton. 111.
and contained 600 kega of powder.
Engineer Welch and Fireman Jared of
Mattoon. 111., who were In charge of the
passenger engine, were hurled, nearly a
hundred feet through the air and fell In a
Four of th Injured were able to leave
the hospital today. Nona died here.
Frank Fielder of Findlay, O., an em
ploye of the Ohio Oil Co., wa among the
Harry Shlckel, who waa at first reported
dead, t among th Injured at Sandford.
He will recover.
The wreckage wa cleared thl evening
auftlcUntly u penult traXTio to resume.
GALE INCREASES SUFFERING
Twenty Theeeand Persons Driven
from Home In Vicinity of
CINCINNATI. Jar. ai.-Colder weather
and a gale today Increased the sniftering of
thousands who had been made homeless by
the Ohio fhwd. A number of bulldlnge.
weakened by the water, went down before
the wind last night and today. Several
floor In the building occupied by the A.
Jant.een Wholesale Grocery company and
the Ohio Butterlne company collapsed. Both
building were heavily stored with merchan
dise In the upper stories. The loss will be
The flooded nrea increared today. For
several hours the river was stationary at
B4.8 feet, but the weather bureau officials
announced during the afternoon thit reprtj
Indicated that the river here would go up
at least to fi, and perhaps 67, feet within
the next thlrty-alx hours.
The rise of last night and today cut off
approach to the foot bridges across the
Ohio, Isolating most of the people on the
Kentucky side of the river. Ludlow and
Bromley were suffering from the back
waters. Strenuous efforts were made to
avoid serious Interruption to street railway
traffic, but the Isolation of the bridge pre
vented a continuance of the car line to
Cincinnati and there were long stretches
along the Kentucky aide of the river where
the car were unable to pass.
Systematic efforts to relieve the sufferer,
who are estimated at nearly 20.000 In Cin
cinnati and the nearby cities on both sides
of the river, were under way nil day, the j
appropriation by the city council being sup
plemented by special funds to which all the
churches contributed today.
Tart of Parkeraburg was under water
and the railroads were In trouble. Almost
the entire business sections of Portsmouth
and p"rt of the residence' district waa
flooded, while 50,000 people driven from
their homes were sheltered In school and
churches. The city was without gas or
At Madison, Ind., hundreds have been
driven from their homes by water.
While the low-lylrg eectlon of Hunt
ington, W. Va.. are flooded, It is not be
lieved the damage there will be heavy.
Portsmouth Levee Break.
PORTSMOUTH, O., Jan, 20. A terrific
storm and the sudden breaking of tho
levees caused Portsmouth a night of terror
and today found only a few scattered por
tions of the city had escaped the flood.
Hundreds of people were asleep when the
rush of the waters of the Scioto came and
score had remarkable escapes from drown
ing. The water rose o rapidly that people
had no time to save anything. Few could
render any assistance to the helpless. It
was necessary to chop In roofs to rescue
some imprisoned families. Many found
refuge tn boxcar and on house tops till
The men In charge of the pumping atation
were forced to desert their post and flee
for their live, leaving the structure In
The river ha reached 61.S, which Is the
highest record since the flood of 1SS4, but
It 1 now about stationary. It 1 esti
mated that 10,000 people In thl city and
suburb have been driven from their
home. A bread . famine and a lack of
water, gas and Ugl.t, supply ' Combine-' to
make the situation extremely critical.
Gale gweepe lake Erie.
BUFFALO, N. Y., Jan. 20. A terrific gale,
which blew ninety miles an hour ut times,
has swept this city for eighteen hours and
has done (1,600,000 damage to shipping.
Five large lake liners wintering Just in
side the breakwater, were driven aground.
The gale still rages and no aid can be given
the endangered vussc-Ib, the Hurlburt W.
Smith. William Nottingham, J. Q. Riddle,
Monroe C. Smith and A. G. Brower.
For hours the gale swept the water front.
tearing everything that stood in Its path.
' Docks and wharves were wrecked and
! carried away; craft broken from their
. moorings smashed agal ist bridges, doing
i serious damage. No casualties have been
j reported. Lake Erie rose three feet In ns
' many minutes. The Inner br'".vctor walls
have been pounded until portions oi them
have been broken away. Railroad tracks
along the water front are being held down
with strings of freight cars. Railroad ser
vice has been badly disarranged. The gale
brought with It a blinding s.iowstorm.
NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y., Jan. 20.
Water In the Niagara river gorge Is at the
highest point It haa ever been. Nearly two
miles of roadbed, tracks and trolley wires
of the electric road which runs along the
water's edge have been washed away and
the railroad suffers damage of nearly $200.
000. The Three Sisters Islands have been
submerged all day and fear are folt
for the safety of the bridges. The rapids
present a wild spectacle.
SHEA JURY JS STILL OUT
Rumor that It Stands Seven to Five
In Fnvor of Convic
tion. CHICAGO, Jan. 20.-The Jury which since
Saturday morning has been striving to
reach a verdict tn the case of C. P. Shea
and certain other labor leaders on trial for
conspiracy In connection with the team
sters' strike In 1905, was still out late to
night. Judge Ball held court today to be
In readiness to receive the verdict. It waa
the first tlroe. In the history of the Cook
county criminal court that a Sunday ses
sion had been held.
One of the Jurors became 111 during the
afternoon and a couch waa sent to the
Jury room. A number of ballots were
taken during the day and at noon the
Jurors were said to stand six to six. Two
hours later they were reported to be seven
to five for conviction.
The defense made effort to have the
Jury discharged, but Judge Ball ruled that
the Jurors could not be discharged except
upon their own request.
DRAY HORSES USED AS FOOD
Animal from London Are Shipped to
Antwerp, Where They Are
Pre pn red.
LONDON. Jan. 20. (Special.) London
and Antwerp have a scandal which In some
way would appear to double discount the
scandals connected .with the packing
houses In Chicago. It has been discovered
that a large trade haa been built up In
connection with the shipping of old and
worn out English dray horses and other
worn out animal to Belgium to be used
The extent of thl t raffia can be under
stood when It Is recalled that In a single
day recently tit horses were shipped to
Belgium for that purpose by six steamers,
th shipments being made from Hull.
Goole. Lelth. Newcastle and London.
Efforts will be made by the English and
the Belgium government to put an and
to the scandal, though Just at th present
tune It would appear aa though both coun
tries are lacking in legislation to put an
' and to UaOo of UUa baAue,
CHIEF DONAHUE SITS ON LID
Kef pi Salooni Cloted Fnnday with Hii
LAW VIOLATED BY ONLY THREE MEN
They Have Been Arrested and Far
More Serious Charge Than Keep
la; Disorderly Honsea Will
"After making a personal Investigation
of several hours Sunday I am satisfied that
the Sunday closing order wu obeyed to
the letter of the law, with the exception of
the case of a few men who were arreeted.
The curtain of all saloon were drawn and
an unobstructed view from front to back
of the saloons could be obtained. The clos
ing order meant Just exactly what It said,
and It has been obeyed to my complete sat
isfaction. Further than thl I hav nothing
to ay for publication, except that I mean
business and the saloons have got to be
kept closed on the Sabbath," said Chief
Donahue Sunday evening to a reporter for
Mayor Dahlman had not arrived at a late
hour Sunday evening from Denver. Mr.
Dahlman said she had had no word from
the mayor, but thought It poaslble that he
had stopped off at Lincoln for a day to
ce the big show and mingle with the sol-
Two saloon keeper and a bartender, who
tampered with the buz saw concealed in
the chief Sunday closing order by trying
to alleviate the thirst of the multitude, bit
the dust of defeat when they were taken
to the city jail by the willing worker,
Officer Water and Brown, of Chief Dona
hue' "whisky brigade."
J. B. Bond, proprietor of a saloon at 923
South Ninth treet, and hi bartender, Wil
liam Kretchman, were arrested about 11 a.
m. by the "whisky brigade," when they were
caught In the act of selling whisky to sev
eral customers. The side door of the sa
loon waa found open and several men were
seen to depart, suspiciously wiping their
moustaches, before the officer made the ar
rests. For trying to pry up the lid Just the tini
est bit, George Barr, proprietor of the sa
loon at 713 North Sixteenth street, was ar
rested by Officer Water and Brown. It Is
alleged that Burr was doing a wholesale
hand-out business at the hack door of his
saloon, and that Burr paased out the
"snake bite relief through the door to cus
tomer who were next the game.
t'harae I lew One.
Bond and his bartonder were released on
ball, but Burr languished behind the bars
for several hours. An Innovation waa
noticed In the charges entered at the city
JaJI against the offenders. Instead of be
Ing charged with keeping disorderly houses,
a the custom has been on previous closed
i Sundays, the men were charged with vio
lating the Slooumb law by keeping their sa
loons open on Sunday. While .he maximum
penalty for keeping a disorderly house I
1100, the licenses of Bond and Burr are now
placed In Jeopardy under the charge placed
After a vacation of one Sabbath, tho
"whisky brigade" was called Into action
again yesterday and -did- valiant service.
Officer Waters, the only' original member
of the brigade which did such faithful duty
on many recent Sundays, waa again at the
helm, assisted by Officer Browne who took
the place of Officer Trobey. Waters and
Brnwn took everal bottles of whisky to
be used as evidence against the saloon
men who had the temerity to tamper
with the ltd.
Two More Arresta.
During the early evening Sergeants
Vanous and Samuelson In full uniform dis
covered suspicious trade at the saloon of
John Martlg, 1002 Howard street, and after
gaining entrance placed the proprietor and
; the bartender under arrest. Martlg runs
a boarding house In the building, a well
j as a saloon, and told the officers the bar-
tender had merely drawn a glass of beer
. for his cousin, who is the cook. The bar
I tender spoiled the story, however, by bltirt
I Ing out a damaging statement In attempt
; Ing to explain how he happened to be
drawing beer, and Just then a man stuck
his head In at the door and said, "Let me
have a bottle."
Martlg slammed the door In the fellow's
face, at the same time showing evidence
of extreme annoyance at the Intrusion.
Both Martlg and his bartender furnished
Every saloon proprietor In Omaha wa
notified Saturday by the police that the
law wo to be enforced and that no favor
ites would be played, so the offending sa
loon men cannot complain that they were
not given a square deal. The Sunday prog
nostications made by Chief Donahue were:
"Bright and fair, but no booze; an extended
period of severe drouth Is predicted for Sun
day and future Sabbath."
GERMAN WORKJN MOROCCO
Kaiser' Jealousy of Spnln nnd France
Snld to Have Brought
TANGIER, Jan. 20. (Special.) A promi
nent diplomat, who has been spending a
few day Investigating general conditions,
ha consented to be Interviewed, provided
hla name la not used. Discussing Moroccan
troubles and the Franco-Spanish policy, he
declared that Germany has always been
opposed to the landing of troops In Mo
rocco, fearing that French and Spaniards,
confronted by hostile Moor, would And
themselves obliged to occupy the whole of
the zone necessary to guarantee the se
curity of Tangier.
When Germany feared that the Franco
Spanish troops would be disembarked It
exercised pressure on the sultan to Induce
him to send the Imperial mehalla to Tan
gier, because France and Spain would be
derprlved of a pretext for landing their
troop the moment the sultan sent a force
sufficient to guarantee the maintenance of
order. At the same time, according to thla
diplomat, the German agents obtained from
Ralsoull a solemn promise that he would
not take any action agalnat Europeans,
and thus the last excuse for landing was
FRANK W. HIGGINS IS DYING
Physician Say Former Governor of
New York Will Live Bnt
OLEAN, N. Y.. Jan. 20 It 1 reported to
night from the bedside of former Governor
Frank W. Hlggln that hi condition ha
not changed materially during the last
twelve hour. Dr. E. J. Janeway ha re
turned to his home In New York, aaying
there I nothing more he can do. The
physicians agreed that the end ia not far
off. When the former governor gave up hla
duty at Albany and returned to hla home
here he wa suffering from heart disease,
but it was known only to hi family and
physicians tnat big condition wag aw critical.
TO PAY FIFTY-YEAR-OLD CLAIM
Mr. Tripper of Grand Island to Get
t,00 for Book Written
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Jan. 20.-t8peclal Tele-
gram.) Yesterday the house accomplished
much legislation In the way of passing
claim bills, many of which have been
pending tn congress for a acore of yeara.
Among those passed was on fathered by
Representative McCarthy, which Anally
settle a bill of iil for coal for the Hast
ings pcstofllce furnished by the Schneider
company of Fremont ten year ago.
Probably one of the most noted mea
urea which the house haa paased in a long
time was a senate bill appropriating $3,000
for the relief of Eunice Tripper, widow of
Charle S. Tripper, surgeon. V. A., for
services rendered In his Ilfetlm prepar
ing, superintending, directing and publica
tion of a manual for medical officers of
the United State army, published in 1H
a a guide to recruiting and medical of
ficers and boards of Inspection In the In
spection of troops. Mrs. Tripper Is a resi
dent of Grand Island and now quite old
and Is In need of the tardy Justice which
the house ha meted out to her. Con
gressman Norris haa been Indefatigable tn
his effort to secure the passage of thl
bill and prepared all data for both senate
and house committees on claims. Fifty
year Is a long time to wait for compen
sation from a grateful government.
Congressman Burke of South Dakota suc
ceeded In getting through the house the
so-called "Rousseau claim." sending to the
court of claims facts In relation to the kill
ing of nearly 400 head of horses that were
alleged to be suffering from glanders. The
claimant In this case Is a Sioux Indian
woman who has a stock ranch on the
Cheyenne river reservation.
A bill Introduced by Congressman Burke
of South Dagota, authorizing the secretary
of the Interior to Issue a deed of convey
ance to Lyman Ballou to certain lands In
Custer county, waa also passed.
GERMANS WIN IN TURKEY
Ceded Revenue Will Hot Be t'aed to
Defray the Maeedonlnn
CONSTANTINOPLE. Jan. 20. (Special.)
Following tho decision of the council of
public debt, the norte hns sent to the
German Ambassador an official declaration,
which 1 to be handed to all of the powers,
with regard to the deficit tn the Mace
donian budget. The declaration states that
the council will continue to draw on the
surplus revenue of the tithes allotted to It
In order to fulfill It promise of paying
$1,250,000 annually to the Macedonian
The British proposal, which German in
fluence defeated, was that a sum of $2BO,000
annually should be paid from the surplus
revenues ceded to the Macedonian budget.
Thl the German ardently opposed. In
view of their desire to proceed wltji the
three last sections of tho Bagdad railway
simultaneously, and of the fact that the
Turkish government could only pay the
Increased kllometrlc guaranty necessitated
by simultaneous construction, by drawing
on, the surplus ceded revenue which had
therefore, In the German view, to be kept
at all coats.
By the weak arrangement now concluded
It Is argued that the Germana are master
of the coveted surplus ceded revenues
and will Immediately begin negotiations
for the payment of the kllometrlc guaran
tees of the Bagdad railway.
PURE FOOD LAW DISLIKED
London Chamber of Commerce Object
to Act Taking: Secrecy
SYDNEY, Jan. 20. (Special.) A deputa
tion from the London Chamber of Com
merce ha protested to the representative
of the Victorian government that the Vic
torian pure food act Is calculated to ln-
! P. let an Injustice, Inasmuch as manufac
turer have been called upon to disclose
their patent and trade eecrets. The rep
resentatives of the government have re
plied to the effect that tho government Is
desirous of promoting trade, and that with
regard to this particular act there must
have been some misasarehenston. The
kernel of the complaint seemed to be that
the regulation called upon the proprietors
of foods und drugs to disclose what may
be termed "trade secrets." It Is claimed
I that this act and the regulations made
thereunder do not require detailed formula
of patent proprietary drugs and foods.
Nothing was further from the Intentions
of the government than to call upon any
man to disclose his patent right or his
RICH INDIAN RUINS FOUND
Exploration at Khotaa Reveal Work
Showing; Relation with
Art of Greece,
BOMBAY, Jan. 20. (Special.) Further
news which has reached here with regard
to Dr. Stein' exploration of Khotan shows
that the excavations at the ruined temple
on the Hangaya Tutl resulted In the dis
covery of many Interesting small terra
cotta relievo which once decorated the
temple walls. The style of these sculp
ture I plainly derived from model of the
Graeco-Buddhlst type of art and agrees
closely with that of the Rowak Itupa re
lievos, dating approximately from the fifth
or the sixth century, A. D.
A special noteworthy feature of the
sculptural remains which have been re
covered Is the prevalence of richly gilt
pieces. This strikingly confirms the hypo
thetlcal explanation given by Dr. Stein of
the origin of leaf gold, namely, that it waa
by washings from the culture strata of the
old Khotan capltol at Yatkan.
EUROPE INTERESTED IN BRYAN
Report that He Will Attend Nest
Penco Conference 1 Well
THB HAGUE, Jan. 20. (Special.) After
the Impression which he made In London
and elsewhere the greatest Interest ' I
taken tn th Continental newspapers to
th report that Hon. W. J. Bryan will at.
I tend th next peace conference.
I It ts understood from the beat of sou roe
that the permanent court of arbitration I
j unaware of the alleged not from Ger
, many and Russia to the United State.
stating their desire to omit the clause
dealing with the limitation of armaments
from the program of the peace confer
ence. On the contrary those best posted
say that a strong feeling prevail among
the participating government In favor of
these, proposals or at least the discussion
PLANS OF THE LOBBY
Schema Outlined to Secure Repudiation of
APPEAL TO VANITY. OF MEMBERS
Those Baton Joint Con m it tee to le Urred
to Frets Individual Bills.
WILL WORK ON AUTHORS OF MEASURES
Attempt to Be Made to Create Pre.jud.oe
Arainit Ilatform B.lla,
FIGHT ON TERMINAL TAX LAW
Railroad Agent Are Actively Oppose
Inn- It. Althoofth They Say It
Will Not Increase Their
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Jan. SO. (Special. ) The Ne
braska legislature haa reached the critical
period In Its existence and, according to
those who are In close touch with what Is
going on, It will require a whole lot of
good common sense on the part of th
members during the coming few days, to
get over the stumbling blocks to be thrown
In the road by the professional lobbyists.
The time when the obstructors hope to do
business and to force the majority to re
pudiate the pledges made to the people
during the campaign. Is now, while th
Joint committee are working on the spe
cial platform measures. Their plan of
operation l as plain ns though posted on
billboards. The lobbyist expect to work
on the vanity and the prejudices of the In
dividual members who are not on the Joint
committee and who have Individual bill
Naturally, while the Joint railroad com
mittee Is considering a measure to give
authority to the State Railway commis
sion to regulate freight rates, Individual
bills which have been Introduced covering
this, subject, will be held tn abeyance. It
ia on the authors of these bills that th
lobbyists will work. Unless all signs fall,
men will be Imported during the week to
prejudice the members against the Joint
committees and at the same time urge
the Individual member to boost for his
own bill in preference to the committee
measure. There Is no doubt the railroad
would like to be powerful enough to In
fluence Adam McMullen of Gage county
to lead a band of insurgents to make their
fight. Naturally, If these Influence could
make McMullen see things aa the railroad
do, a majority of the fusion 1st would fol
low his !ead tn order to have something
to talk about during the next campaign.
But so far there Is no Indications that the
Gage county member can be Induced to
listen to the siren voices urging him to
go back on his platform pledges,
Flarht on Terminal Tax BUI.
Every day makes It more certain the -railroads
have united to make their blg
stand against the tsxatlon of, terminal
for city purposes. Their only hope ta.klU
the bill t by creating dissension over It.
Incidentally, It has not yet been explained
by the railroad lobbyists why they are mo
anxloua to kill this bill when they at the
same time insist that It doe not Increase
their taxes, but take from the school
funds of the state.
The Joint railroad committee will hold it
next meeting Tuesday night and It is tho
hope and belief of some of the member
of this committee that a measure giving
authority to the commission to regulate
rates will be ready for Introduction tome
time during the week. After a few meet
ings, at which Ideas will be exchanged, It
Is thought It will not require much tlm to
Incorporate the Idea In a bill.
The state wide primary bill is also going
to be received in a very hostile manner
by the railroads and so Is the anti-pass
bill, but every effort will be made by the
pledge keeping republicans to get them
passed as soon as possible and out of th
way before the appropriation bills are on
Opposition to Child Ibor Bill.
Talk In the hotel lobbies today Indicate
the child labor bill which hfl the backing
of the women's clubs, the Women's Chris
tian Temperance Union and those who
stood" sponsor for the Juvenile court bill,
must Jump several hurdles before It reaches
the governor for hi approval. Numerou
member today Indicated they would op
pose the bill In Its present form and would
oppose It hard, unless amended so It
stringent features are not left to the dis
cretion of a Judge, but are eliminated In
sofar a the bill refer to other than th
large cities. All of them, however, favor
the spirit of the measure aa Introduced.
The talk In the hotel lobbies today turned
to the large number of wrecks on rail
roads during the last few daya particularly,
and there la some probability of the In
troduction of a bill to make It a felony
for any employe of a railroad to disobey
an order which resulta In a wreck.
H. R. 88 by E. P. Brown of Lancaster
which provide for a bureau of Inspection
and supervision of public office In coun
ties, cities and town and to establish a
uniform system of public accounting and
for th appointment of a state Inspector
by the governor haa the endorsement of
City Clerk Pratt of Lincoln. The bill pro
vldea that the state Inspector appointed
by the governor shall receive 12.600 a year
and he shall appoint two deputies at Sl.SOO
a year each year, and a clerk at 11,200 a
year. Th inspector and deputies to hav
their expenses paid when away from home
on dutlea connected with their position.
The passage of the bill would abolish th
present office of county treasurer ex
aminer which are Ailed by appointment
by the state auditor, who have been doing
a part of thl work at th expense of only
CASTELLANE JCREDITOR WINS
On Jeweler May Collect tho Money
Dno Him from Form
PARIS. Jan. 2u. (Special.) Another Judg
ment haa been delivered tn the Caalellan
case, which drag its slow length along.
But thla time an Important part of the de
cision la In favor of the creditor.
One of these, a Jeweler of the Hue d Ia
Pais, who claimed 1130.000, I allowed to
present hi bill, but It I to be paid only
after three expert hav given an opinion.
The Jewel he furnished consist of four
row of th finest pearls estimated at K6.O0O,
two row of smaller pearls estimated at
$35,000 and a riviere of thirty-eight dia
monds said to be worth $.0uu. Mme. Neml
dofC, the singer who claims $2t,uu0 for Jew.
els sold, also won her case, and Mm.
Gould, as well aa her former husband.
Count Bonl de CasteUane, are held Julutlz
responsible (or th bill.
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