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VOL, XXXVI-NO. 201.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 7, 1907-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY ' THREE CENTS.
!?! J. OreUstei Fine Ivij After
ETBifTtibl 8trmI for Life.
SINKS TUESDAY NICHT AND NEVER RALLIES
InrriUVl frpeoted tt Any Tim Throttth
eat the Fellowis Day.
sacrei orricEs or church performed
Eitnil of Tihti Ee Derontly Loved lead,
but Ee ! Uiconiciou
WHOLE CITY ANXIOUSLY WATTES HOURLY
Ja ! af Uv
4a Are" Better t
Count John A. Creigntoa died
lately home, M North Twentieth au 'A
at 1:27 Thursday morning.
At frequent Intervals throughout the da ,
rumor of the inevitable gained currency
and telephone rang with resultant in
qutries, so general and intenae la the
arjxlety in Omaha. Aa sorely aa the end
dreaded, the astonishment at lb aged
patient's remarkable vitality waa general.
Dre. A. XV. Riley and T. J. Dwyer were
hurriedly called about 1 a, ra. Wednesday,
when the count Buffered a severe and sud
den sinking spell, accompanied with great
difficulty In breathlrg. The physicians re
mained with their patient until 6 a. ro.. and
did not expect him to survive that long.
The count's puis early Wednesday morn
ing had suddenly risen to 150. but It de
clined after treatment administered by the
phyelclsns until it was only 13 at 10:30
, Wednesday morning.
When the physicians were first summoned
during the night it was thought the count
could live but a few hours, as bis throat and
lung were apparently filled with mucous,
relief from which caused him the greatest
effort and distress. He was not restless
at any time, but gradually grew weaker.
Last Koorlshmeet Given.
The last nourishment given him waa
about 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and the
use of medicines has also been discontinued,
as It Is believed the count Is past ail human
aid and any nourishment or drugs would
" have toe effect of causing additional dls-
The last eacramenta of the Catholic
church were administered several days ago
and were repeated early Wednesday morn
ing by Father Bronsgeeet. pastor -of Bt
John' Catholic church. When the physi
cians had expressed the opinion the count
aould not survive rruwe. than a few hoars,
.. et.beai. . FaJLtvtr Bropsgeest eras again sum
moned lafer" Wednesday' morning and at
tended the count shortly after 10 o'clock.
With the sun ahinlng brightly In the
. windows of tbs chamber where the count
14s lain user unto death for so long. "Father
Bronsgeeet administered the prayers for
the dying In the Latin ritual of the
church. Kneeling around the bedside were
Bister Hedwtg, mother wuperior of Bt. Jo
seph's hospital; Bister Johanna and Sister
' Clothilda, nurses from the hospital, who
have been la constant attendance on the
count during his illness, and a sister of 1 "-uucnon. uuu ior more money tor me
Poor CUre. Nephews and nieces of the j achoola, presenting his plea before the
count also knelt in prayer, the responses j Heal Kstate exchange. Pag
of which were answered by the brown-1 State hardware dealers protest against
clad nuns, after being recited by Father parcels poet and favor the Bcudder ex
Bronsgfcest. emptlon MIL ' Pag 5
Co at Kaawa Bathing. ' John " Hen' Kraus appeared in
rwi the recital of the oravers of the federal court, paid fine and aerve sen-
priest and nuns Count Crelghton lay on
Us right elds in the bed breathing with
law. brief spasmodic breaths and waa en
tirely unconscious' of the oeremoniala In his
behalf. He lay with his eyes closed, with
aa expression of deepest calm and peso
an his countenance, albeit be seemed to be
Suffering allghtly from pain caused by hla
Inability to breath easily.
' Father O'Connor, vice president of
Crelghton university, and other clergy
connected with the university called early
Wednesday morning and remained to await
the outcome. All nieces, nephews and
muaina of the count arrived at the real-
dene early Wednesday morning, with the I new YORK,
exception of John A. McBhane. who Is , Jj JJ
confined to his home with a sever attack kew york!
of lagr.p. Mr. and Mrs, John M. i Tor.
Dougherty have een living at th count's
ttwidenc during his entire sickness Miss
Mary A. Cotter, the housekeeper, wh aU
tended th count's wife during her fatal
Ickness eighteen years ago, and John A.
eVihenrk. brother-in-law, hav been con
stantly present. No relative from out cf
th city war ' summousd or present
Wednesday, aa nearly all the members of
th family re aids In Omaha.
NEW RULE FOB CORPORATIONS
Farelaa Coaspaal Cassst Exert!
th Rlaht ( Eaalaeat Dsaala
HEXENA, Moot., f U . A decision of
far-reaching importance was handed down
yesterday by the sulrem court when It
held that neither by th constitution not th
laws of tb stat is a foreign corporation
authorised to exercl th right of emi
Tli lialena Power Transmission com
pany, organised under th law of New
Jersey, brought suit to condemn lands be
longing to A. N. Bpratt, which ar now sub
merged by th waters backed up by the
company's dam across th Missouri Tbs
suit ass decided la favor of th company
and Bpratt appealed, winning th oas yes
terday. The court holds that th lands
wer wanted for publlo use. bet th com
pany had n right t condemn than.
Th court says th decision la only ap
p'. It-able to fira!a eoraoratliaos af th re
spondent's character, th q uration not
being oonsldered with referano to any!
other class or character.
Rut Blow la, bat Uu Bart.
8TWQ1& D Fab. .-Special Tel
grant A kitchen rang bejoaging to Fred
Meyer blew up today and is a total wrack.
Th grid di blew through th catling, th
window wer knocked out and pieces of
troa ar left slicking aU over th room.
Tb hot water taok oonnactlsB Is supposed
to hav eassed th explaatoov Mrs. Merer
had left the room Just before th ex
pluduA. laiieted fa Bretktr'i Maraer.
OAITCrSTTILBL Oa, Feh. Tbs grand
Jury of Hall oaviity yeaterday Indicted
)(n-r 8trl. klaxO. 14 year old. charging
htm wrth th aiurata of btr brother,
toa ftLrtoVJend. last Bataiaay algbt.
SUMMARY OF TOE BEE
Tkirafaf, Febraary T, 1MT.
1007 February too?
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east, rain or mow and colder In west por
tion Thursday. FTidav fair.
FORrXJST FOR IOWA Jr'atr and colder
Thursday. Friday fair.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday
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Thomas bulk sale bill reported for pas
sage by opmmtttea of the whole of the
Nebraska senate. 'age
Joint legislative committee at Lincoln
reports the S-cent fare bill and the anti
pass bill, the latter being much more
stringent than when formulated by the
"ubcommtttee. Pag X
ous voted down appropriation for
V , Ven-foot channel from Chicago to
' . Par t
.United States senate favors bill giving
riomesteader. right to leave homesteads
In winter. rags 1
Iowa railroads withdraw obligations to
bill limiting hours of employment on
railroads to sixteen consecutive hours.
Foreign corporations may not exerciae
right of eminent domain In Montana.
General Allen la anxious W begin test
of balloons at Fort Omaha. raff
Defense In Thaw caae takes new tack
and Introduces evidence to show that
Whits threatened to kill Thaw. Delphln
M. Delmaa, the Ban Francisco attorney,
takes charge of examinations for defense,
I Pag .
Three women perish from cold In wes
tern South Dakota during last ' Friday's
billiard. Range losses heavy. Page 1.
Atchison grain dealers allege that' prac
tice of railroads in granting free transfer
and storage at Kansas City is driving
them out of business. Fags B.
After hearing members of the Nebraska
delegation the subcommittee of the house
judiciary committee suggested to Rep
resentative Norris some minor changes In
his Judicial bill and promised a report by
Friday. Pag X.
Member Broatch of the Police Board
coming to aee governor In effort to save
his own job by laying all the trouble on
Member Bpratlen. Pag
. Independent telephone pay stations, will
be established In' Omaha by early spring,
according to statement by General Man
ager Pollock at annual aseetlngr of Clatts
mouth Telephone company. ' Pag 3.
LonVm FUgrlma give a banquet to Am
baaaador Bryca, who Is soon to leave far
the United State. , Page a.
Count John A. Crelghton. 'Omaha
pioneer and philanthropist, dies' at 1:17
Thursday morning after a long struggle
for life. rag r.
David Cole, president of the Board of
tence for Illegally fencing land. Pag
Ambassador D. E. Thompson pf Mexico,
who is re-elected president of the Colum
bia Fir Insurance company In Omaha,
aaya Tehuantepeo railroad Is completed
and has more business than it can handle.
Young Women's Christian association
teams are meeting success in their cam
paign for building funds. Pag 6
Carl Reynolds convicted of robbery, the
Jury not taking stock in his attempted
alibi. Pm a.
wtu op OCTEAjr rrxAiuxxrm.
- Arrive. Sail.
Oavar 111 Kroonlaae. -
PAVING BRICK MEN ELECT
Brlek Maaafaetarcrs Assaclatlea
Cwllea to Order at Ctesa af
BT. LOUIS. Fab. & Th-s annual conven
tions of th American Ceramic society and
tb National Paving Brick Manufacturers'
association which havs been In session since
Monday, concluded this forenoon. They ar
auxiliaries of th American Brick Manu
facturers' association which began Its
twenty-first annual convention when the
two auxiliary conventions concluded.
Officers elected by the National Paving
Brick Manufacturers' aasoclatlon are:
President. W. B. Fnrington, Gales burg. IlL;
vie president, J. W. Robb, Clinton. Ind.;
treasurer. Charles M. Crook. Youngstown,
O.; secretary, W. P. Black, Terr Haute.
Tb annual report of tb arganlsation
showed that a.Ouu.004 yard of paving brick
had been laid throughout the country dur
ing the past year.
Tb convention of th National Brick
atanuiacturarr association waa called to
order by President J. R. Copeland cf Blr-
The convention will conclude Friday.' Al
most 1-ftOS delegates are ia .ft.n.nn.
President Copeland delivered his annual ad
dress, after which the annual report of
Treasurer John W. Sibley of Birmingham
waa submitted and committees appointed.
The election and installation of officer
occupied th balsno of today's session.
Tb following officer wer elected:
President, WUliasa Conway, Philadelphia;
rlc presidents. M. E. Gregory, Corning.
N. Y Lemon Parker. St. Louis, and Wil
liam P. Blair, Terr Hauta, Ind.; secretary.
T. A. Randall, Indianapolis, ra-ei acted:
treasurer. J. W. Sibley, Birmingham, a 'a
Secretary T. A. Randall was re-elected for
the twentyflrat eooaecutiv term and waa
presented with a Mt silver tea, sarvte In
reoogoltiua of hla lostg sarvtoa. Mr. RikuaWU
fc th foundor af th asocitJoa
JUDICIAL BILL BI FRIDAY
Subcommittee, After Hearisc Delerttkn,
Fromite Early Report.
TWO DISTRICT PLAN IS SQUELCHED
Klnka! Held Oat far Mara Dlvle-
laaa af ftorth Platte TerrltarT. at
la Told Paar Mast lac
Mlaer Ckaatn ImHtrii
CFrom a Btaft Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Feb. . (Special Tele
gram.) While It has been known tor
weeks that It waa utterly Impossible to
create two federal Judicial districts In
Nebraska, the futility of attempting to
pass such a measure broke upon members
cf th Nebraska delegatkn in it full
force during a hearing which waa ac
corded them today by the subcommittee
of the Judiciary committee of the house.
Every member of the Nebraska delega
tion except Senator Millard was present
at the hearing this afternoon before the
members of th subcommittee composed
of Messrs. Alexander of New York. Tir
rell of Massachusetts and Smith of Ken
tucky. Th subcommittee showed con
siderable Interest In th proposition to
give Nebraska an additional judge, with
such Judicial divisions as would meet the
requirements ft ths several members of
the delegation. Every member of th
Nebraska' delegation present addressed
the committee and all favored the bill
Introduced by Judge Norris giving Ne
braska an additional judge, with the ex
ception of Judge Kinkald. who Is not
satisfied with th list of places designated
for holding court In the Sixth district.
Senator Burkelt wanted the stat di
vided Into two Judicial districts, but said
he was willing to accept an additional
Judge with such number of divisions as
the committee should see fit to allow.
Judge Norris favored th division of
th stat Into two Judicial districts, but
said he wjuld be satisfied for th time
being If an additional Judge could be al
lowed. Haaely Oppose Divteloa.
Representative Kenneoy opposed ths
two-district plan. Insisting that division
was not heeded and that the report of an
Inspector on file at the Department pt
Justice was antagonistic to the proposi
tion. Hs contended that another judge
and additional places for holding -court
Would meet all the present requirements.
He said there was no controversy as to
fthe places for holding court in the South
Platte, namely, Lincoln, Hastings and Mc
Cook, but that there was a difference of
opinion as to the divisions In the North
Platte. He oprftended that th proposed
division would take away too much terri
tory naturally tributary to Omaha, and
suggested that the North Platte territory
should not be divided at all. but remain
aa It la now. This Mr. McCarthy would
not agree to, because he said it would
be dtscriminatien against Norfolk. Judge
Kinkald wanted more places tor holding
court, at least three, tn the western part
of th stat and dwelt at length on th
extent ef territory which hi district cov
ered. " ' . '
' 'Atet-tiearing flrtf piwnbeT of theeiegaT
toa and examining the map . of lu stats
th ubcoramltte announced they would
allowonly' four divisions of th North
Piatt and three In the South Piatt.
Rart aateerel r Frffeay.
A few daya ago Judge Norris Introduced
a new bill along lines at that Urns sug
gested by th subcommittee, but after th
hearing today and going closely Into ths
matter with the view of satisfying slL In.
terests the subcommittee directed him to
make certain minor changes in the bill as
then Introduced and reintroduce tt and
they would probably report It next Friday.
The action of the subcommittee today
settled two federal Judicial district proposi
tions for Nebraska. It makes possible the
passage of a bill granting an additional
Judge and creating new divisions where
courts shall be held. Grand Juries, how
ever, are to convene ' in but two places,
Omaha and Lincoln. Buch bill will save
the expense of another district attorney.
United Stales marshal and additional
clerks, leaving to be appointed by th
president and to be confirmed by the sen
ate only another federal district Judge for
Nebraska and deputy - clerks Jo hav
charge of th records at the places which
shall finally be agreed upon where court is
to b held.
The talk among members of 'the Iowa
delegation today was that they would bold
their long anticipated conference for th
purpose of deciding upon the federal pat
ronage of th stat nest Saturday morning
in Senator Allison's committee rooms
While no call haa yet been Issued for a con
ference. It la generally believed that with
the senatorial matter settled In Iowa mem
bers can now get together and distribute
th loaves and flahea. It may, however,
be Impossible for Senator Allison to meet
with his colleague on account of hearings
on the appropriation bills, in which event
the conference will go over until some
Urn next week.
Tea Tears' Back Peasloa.
Representative McCarthy la a sleuth when
it comes to running down evidence to se
cure one of his oonstltuejits a pension. His
ability In this direction was never better
exemplified than In the notice h received
from th pension bureau today staling
that Frederick Ellas of Columbus had been
granted a pension of M per month, said
pension to commence nearly ten years ago,
which will give him in the neighborhood of
fTM back pension. This caae has been
rejected a number of times, but Mr. Mc
Carthy, with bulldog persistency, followed
witnesses aU over th country and kept
pounding away with new testimony until
finally a perfect caae was mad out and
Ellas, who Is upward of 7 years of age,
will com Into his awn,
Barkart Leaalasr Plaa Opposed.
Tb Burfcett proposition to turn over to
th forester of the United State all th
publlo lands for leasing and grazing pur
pose, which may be added to th agri
cultural appropriation Mil. will meet with
vigorous opposition from members of tb
hous oommitte on agrtoultur when the
bill la returned t th hous. Tbay ar
unanimously In favor of aU of Mr. Ptn
cliof s propositions, bat they regard Senator
Burkett'a project as being altogether too
radical a departure from aoosptad methods
f th grazing privilege on publlo
It haa bean practically determined by th
commltte on agrtoultur of tb hous to
fight th Burkstt proposition to th end af
th seastoo. If neosaaary, although th
sentiment of th majority la that the graz
ing lands unfit for agricultural purpo
should b teased tn large tract a ana it I
also understood th president favor this
' Ptater AasxtlalaeU
Th following post mas tars war ap
pointed today: Nebraska, A delta. Bioux
ICnfitinnad aa Sanoad Paga.
CLIVER SUBMITS HIS BID
Rxaaalaatlaa af (lew Casapaay Will
Be Mad Be A, re Cetatract I
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1-By noon to
morrow wniiam J. Oliver, jr., of Knoxvllie.
Term., who was the lowest bidder under
the proposal for dlcrclng th Panama canal
and who has formed a company of contrac
tor known a th Panama Construction
company, will know wbea h may expect
a final decision.
Mr. Oliver called at th office of the
Irthmlan Canal eommlrarion today and sub
mitted his bid In accordance with th re
quirements of the president.
In the absence of Chairman Bhonts, th
document were delivered to Richard R.
Rogers, general counsel of th commission.
A number of ptipers were submitted. In
cluding not only the list of those whom Mr.
Oliver propones to aftsrx-late with him tn the
actual work of construction, but also th
names of the stockholder and the amounts
subscribed try each. Th orlslnal figur aub
mltted by Mr. Oliver. 171 per cent of the
stlmated cost of oonstructlon, was adhered,
to In the papers filed today.
Secretary Taft said this afternoon that he
would tonight receive a report from Mr.
Roger on the paper ttTed and that In the
morning he would take the whole matter
up with the president and make the an
nouncement a stated.
Secretary Taft said he did not wish to be
understood that at noon tomorrow Mr.
Oliver would get hi 4 final answer, but that
he would know at 4. at time when he may
expect It. ' 1
At the War dvpiertment tonight It was
stated that th rlowst investigation would
be made regarding stockholders, and tn
fact, regarding everybody Interested In the
company. . .
After an Interview with Secretary Taft,
Mr. Oliver said that he had gotten together
a combination of the greatest contractor
in the world. "While I am not Inclined to
discuss the matter," he said. "Inasmuch aa
It is now before the' secretary of war, yet
I fee that I have disappointed some people
who thought I could not make good."
. Regarding the question of labor, be felt
no uneaalnesa, he said. "W win be able
to get all the men we want. The sanitary
conditions on the Isthmus ar well nigh
perfect and laborers will not hesitate to go
there on that account.
NO MILEAGE FOR ADVERTISING
Cssferesee Committee of oth Da
kota Learlslatnr Deride A aa i at at
the Hoase Amendment.
PIERRH 8. D.. Feb. ..(Special Tele
gram.) The conference committee on th
anti-pas bill, by a vote of 4 to a, this
evening decided to report In favor of strik
ing out the bouse amendment allowing
newspapers to contract with railroad for
advertising payable In mileage hooks. The
committee's report will likely be adopted.
The house held a forenoon session today
In an attempt to clear th calendar. A
resolution fixing February JO as the last
day for receiving ; new bills without tb
consent of th houte was adopted.
Among ths new fllls presented was one
by Kribs fixing thfc legislative pnortlon
nent. which will 1ve the house 101 mom
bur a. a gain oftwilra.
Th JS-cent rate jfil ' was oatted tm the
calendar , and went over February . on
motion of Carroll. This - will. In effect,
place th senate bill on the calendar ahead
of the house bill and will give the rate re
ductionists two chances,' leaving the house
bill open if they should meet defeat on th
The afternoon session of the house waa
taken up in final action on house bills, the
primary election bill being the principal
one. Glass secured the reinsertion of the
sections which wer stricken out In com
mittee of th whole yesterday, which pro
vides for fees for filing. Eastman opposed
tha reinstatement and a general debate
resulted In their going back, by a' vote of
67 to 24. The bill then passed, by 77 to X.
those voting against It being Eastman, King
and Peterson of Lawrence. The senate at
an afternoon aesslon passed a number of
minor bills and received several new bills,
principal among them being one to plaee
the powers of the attorney of the railway
commission In the department' of attorney
general and making th warehouse Inspec
tor aa appointee of the governor, both of
these position being at present In control
of tb railroad commission.
presiding officers of the two house, and ha.
gone to th governor for hi aprroval, which
means the last day of th lobby.
CAN MAKERS LOSE IN WEST
American Ota Compear Hardl Bit a
Reaalt af Baa Fraaelse
NEW YORK. Feb. . At tn meeting of
th stockholders of the American Can com
pany In Jersey City yesterday President
Graham, In commenting on th loss of
plants m San Francisoo, said that In addi
tion to th fir losses, which had been
charged off, the efforts of th company to
take car of their Pacific coast customer
by supplying their needs from th com
pany's eastern factories had added largely
to expenses, and this business showed a
material Uss instead of a profit, for whloh.
however, he said th company would
eventually b compensated la th gain In
The annual report ef tha company show
earnings of K.&M.ifl for tha year ended
December XI. which, because of th change
in th company's fiscal year from March ta
Deoember, msy be compared with only nin
months tn th previous year. In that period
th earning war 13.al4.Ul In IS there
wa written off. on account of fir losses
in San Francisoo aavd SL Paul. 124.411.
which, wkh HA4.S3 charged oft for depre
ciation, bring th act profits down to
ri.llX.417. against t2.XU.417 ta th ale month
nded December U. lftK.
SECOND SNOWSUDE AT SALIDA
Hav Samw Estssea
SALIDA. Colo, Feb. I Another ra
lanche of snow, much larger than that f
Monday night, earn down at Monarch,
ighteen mile wast of Sallda, at 4:3 this
afternoon, Aeatroytng th building and
board trig hous of th FQtpa mine.
F. Y. . Ham, manager of th mine. U
under th mass af snow and his re cu is
doubtful. Had th elide occurred a few
minuiea taur u wwua un csvueni every
man tn th ml, a they would hav either
been in th boarding
house or an their
wa y there.
leader's nephew aa Trial.
GLENWOOD. Miss-. Ffh. 4 -Th Jury
whieb waa to try James IX Monrv, Jr., a
aephew of Cnited Btates Senator Money ef
kliavisstppl. on a charge of killing L. J.
Henderson, will be completed today. Four
mar juror ar needed, sacht havlnar -- -
J tlina yeaterdAr,
BKOATCII FICMS TO HANG ON
Quoted Laying All tha Tronbl ia Omaha
to Epratlea, Whoa Term Expire Coon.
CHAIRMAN COMING TO SEE GOVERNOR
Will lag ta taertae His Farmer
Frlead the Board If H Cam
Thereby gava the Job
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Feb. . (Special Telegram.)
The cold wave from Omaha tonight brought
down the Information that W. J. Broatch,
member of th fir and police board, would
be her tomorrow morning to plead hi
cause with Governor Sheldon. From a re
liable source it Is learned also that the
late defeated candidate for the mayoralty
nomination would put In a knock on his
old-time associate and coworker on the
police board. Burlington Lobbyist Lee
Bpratlen. According to this report Mr.
Broatch will tell Governor Sheldon that
Bpratlen Is th principal cause of the great
dissatisfaction over the Broach-Spratlen
management of th polio and fir depart
ment In Omaha and Broatch la quoted aa
"Bpratlen Is th causa of all the trouble.
He haa don what tb Burlington railroad
wanted him to do and that overbearing way
of his has caused us to be severely criti
cized." Then In his own behalf Mr. Broatch
said tn substance: "I have been faithful
to the people's Interests. I believe the
activity of th Clvlo federation I due to
the way Lee Bpratlen ha conducted him
self as a hoard member."
Mr. Broatch said he has heard the gov
ernor Intended to bounc tha whole board
and he la coming her to put In a knock
on Bpratlen. whose term expire In April
or thereabouts, and to square himself.
Bpratlen' conduct as a member of tha
board. Broatch Is quoted aa aaylng, occa
sioned th Civic federation to send Elmer
Thomas to Lincoln to see the governor
and urge th prompt hearing of the charge
filed against th board members. Mr.
Broatch said he Is tired of the whole busi
ness, but ha still wants to hold onto hla
John McDonald 1 her today and reports
say that If Broatch can get Bpratlen ff
the board and get tha governor to ease
op on the charges against himself he will
make John McDonald chief of police in due
KANSAS CITY GRAI NHEARING
Atchlsea Dealers Allege Discrimina
tion la Favar of Big
KANSAS CITY. Feb. 1 Commissioner
Clark of the Interstate Commerce commis
sion resumed hi hearing her today. Th
complaint of the city council of Atchison,
Kan., alleging discrimination on tha part of
th railroads In th shipments of grain and
mill stuffs in favor of Coffeyville and other
Kansas citlea was first taken up.
It developed today that local grain tnca
In certain Instances ' are given advantage
by the railroad Which are- if third grain
men In Atchison," Kaa. It waa disclosed
that tha Chicago Great Western waa th
pioneer In allowing local dealer free stor
age and free handling of grain and that
other roads war forced to adopt the same
methods to get business. It waa also made
clear that among th great number of ele
vator her thr Is no uniform way of do
ing business ard that elevator owned by
railroad are used to bestow special favors
on shippers using certain railroads.
It was brought out that the Chicago
Groat Western whan ft Inaugurated a pol
icy of liberality to local grain men made
no chargs for handling or transferring
grain and that it even stored th grain ten
days free of charge. Atchlaoa men are
forced to pay for such service from the
railroads and both of the Atchison dealer
claim they will b driven out of business
if tb alleged discrimination does not cease.
E. O. - Moffsxt, president of the Moffatt
Commission company of this city, testified
that 75,000,000 bushels of grain pass through
tha local market each year. Of this, he
aid. 30 per cent 1 transferred through
local elevators, IS per cent I consumed by
mills and tb remainder Is shipped through
. . a . . . 1 1 a . t !
hat 'OCJ.v.deaIrT lren
tag by th system of free handling and
free storage for ten daya It was shown
that the Murray elevator, owned by the
Burlington railroad, continue the practice
of handling grain free. Since last October
the Santa Fe haa charged for transferring
grain at Argentine, Kaa.. but gav ten
days free storag. It wa brought out at
the hearing that when grain 1 shipped over
roads owning elevators In Kan ' City
there is no charge for handling.
Commissi oner Clark said today:
The most peculiar condition exist In
thi whole elevator situation. They hav
charge, no two of which are alike, Ther
la such a muddle that condition and
charge at on elevator can not b com
pared with eonditlona and charge at an
HYDROPHOBIA IN TWO PLACES
Brooklyn) Bay Dlea ail Bt. Paul De
cide ta Ma ami All
NTCW YORK, Feb. 4. Raymond Meyer, a
school boy of Brooklyn, who was bitten
January 27 by a mongrel dog, died of
hydrophobia today at th Long Island hos
pital. Thro other children who wer bit
ten by th asm dog hav had their wounds
cauterised and at under observation.
BT. PAUL, Feb. ly Sevan peraons wer
bitten by rabid dogs In St. Paul yesterday
and last night the oommra council passed
an ordinance directing th health' commis
sioner and chief of pollc to order that ad
dog be muzzled. If any dog ar found
a th street without a muzzle after three
days bene they will be shot by th polli.
Th attacks of th dog. wer at different
time and different localitlea, so that It is
not kaown how many rabid dog there ar
tn th city, but th rabiea ar believed to
be apidemlo on account of th sever cold.
CONGRESS' POWER LIMITED
f Hens Jaglelavry Com
mittee Say It Cevavaet Baa.
press Child Labor.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4. Chairman Jan-
kins of th hous oommitte on Judiciary
' a-uhmitted a
report today la which it la
j dated that th committee la of th opinion
that "imiifTaes baa no Jurisdiction or au
thority ever the subject of woman and child
labor and haa aa authority to suppress any
abuse of such labor or ameliorate conul
Uorts surrounding th employment of sach
Th oommltts hold that th regulation
of we mil and child labor la within tha
puUsa sewer f ta vmu ataies, '
WOMEN ARE FROZEN TO DEATH
Three Perish la Big Bllssard la th
Dakota Heavy Lasse aa
BTUROlS, S. D., Feb. . (Special TVle
grsm.) Word wss received here today that
Mrs. Jacob Wahl. residing ten miles from
Stoneville. froxe to death during the big
bllzsard a few days ago, She went to
Stoneville after mail and was overtaken on
her return by the storm and perished.
The body was found next day. It will ar
rive here tonight.
From Bend com reports of a middle
aged woman being frozen to death In her
home. She burned up all the furniture for
fuel. She lived alone and report aay she
waa found dead In her bed by a neighbor
who went to visit her.
Mrs. Lagran of Top Bar Is also reported
to have perished on the prairie during the
recent blizzard. The body, it Is expected,
will not be found until th snow melts.
Several schools throughout Meade county
suffered severely during Friday' storm.
Some Children with the teacher were com
pelled to stay In the school all night.
Other were taken to farm house and re
port from the cattle ranges are that many
dead cattle are scattered around, also
LINCOLN, Neb., Teh. .-CRttlemen from
the sandhill country of ncrthweet Nebraska
say that heavy losses have been sustained
because of th long continued sever
weather. Beginning a early as October It
was necessary to feed hsy, th range be
ing covered. A little later a heavy sleet
storm covered the range grass, and with
the snow that followed all kinds of stork
have suffered severely frem cold and hun
ger. Reports from the neighborhood of
Billings, Mont., one of th center of the
sheep industry, are to tha eltect that some
sheep men hav lest 80 per cent of their
drove. This means ruin for some flock-
WINONA. Minn.. Feb. .-Th cold snap
which has prevailed since Frldsy remained
unbroken today, street thermometer regis
tering twenty-flv to thirty below aero.
SUPERIOR, Wis., Feb. C Thirty below
aero weather still obtains In Superior today,
making a full week In which th rang
has been from fifteen to forty below with
out a break.
FATAL FIREIN BOSTON
Os Man Killed and Thirteen IaJared
When Department Stare Is
BOSTON, Feb. . One man was killed
snd at least thirteen other people were
Injured In a fir that destroyed the block
occupied by Hunt Bros', department store
and seven tenement on Tremont street. In
th Roxbury Crossing district, early today,
causing a loss of upwards of XIOO.OOO.
The dead man Is Jacob Gold, who was
overcome by smoke and died before med
ical assistance could reach him. Two' of
th Injured wer taken to the city hospital
In a critical condition. They arc Mrs. Kate
Glass and her baby, only two daya .old.
Ths fir department waa hampered in
reaching th seen by th huge snow drifts
that blocked th streets. Many thrilling
rescues wer made by the police, firemen
and member of the Bhawmut Athletic
dub, which waa holding a meeting la the
block ax tha tun tu flame wer dlarrr.
red.-' ' "
Th blsse st.trtell In the department store,
which occupied the first floor of th brick
and wooden block which run from Tremont
I street back to .Columbus avenue. On the
mont street side of the building th
tenement were occupied by twenty fam
ilies, totaling about 130 persons.
Gold waa overooras while attempting to
make his way down the stairway, hi body
being found and carried out by a firtman.
Party walls and th determined work of
the firemen saved the adjoining structure,
which wer used as tenements, but the oc
cupants were driven out by the smoke and
many suffered severely from the bitter
cold. Four ladder men sustained minor
hurts by being thrown from their ladders
by a hot air explosion.
LAND LAWS ARE DISCUSSED
te Committee Favor UavM af
Abeeae t Homesteader Dar
lmg Wlater Month.
WASHINGTON. Feb, 4. Ths senate
committee on public lands today au
thorized a favorable report on a bill per
mitting th leave of absence to entry men
under the homestead law during the
months of December, January, February
and March. The commltte reported an
amendment providing that In th cotnmu-
J tatlon of homestead proofs no credit for
th period of actual absence under this
act shall be allowed.
Senator Newlands offered aa an amend
ment a provision which would extend tb
commutation on homestead from fourteen
month to three year' actual residenoe,
but It wa rejected.
Tb provision, however, led to a general
discussion of the commutation clause and
it was stated that President Roosevelt
favored the requirement for Increased real'
Senator Newlanda, in tb commltte oh
publlo lands, today offered a resolution for
appointment of a commltte of flv sena
tors with th request that th senats ap
point a alrailar commltte to confer with
the president and the secretary of tha Ul
terior for the purpose of finding means of
breaking the deadlocks in th matter of
issuing patents for land. H argued that
tb controversies that have arisen have
Injured th development of th west. It
waa finally agreed to appoint a commute
to consider th general subject of a re
vision of the land law and leave to this
committee the question of conferring with
tb president and officials of tb Interior
ANGRY MANSH00TS FOUR
Hew Yevk Italian Object a laevtag
sal Kill Twa Fellow
NEW YORK. Feb. I Enraged becaus
he had been plagued by fellow workmen,
Gabriel Ferrara, aa Italian, suddenly
turned upon a scor of them who wer
standing In tin near a New York Central
pay car at tha Grand Central station today
and shot four men. One of th man.
trainman named Jonea, waa Instantly killed.
Th wounded were: Anthony Cenotty, shot
In th left shoulder: Rufus Ayren, shot
through th kidneys, died en the wsy to th
hoeplta. and Edward Tompkins, bullet not
k Ferrara declare that some of th men
Jostled him and finally forced him out of
his place la tb line to th pay car. Hs
went home, armed himself, returned and
nnc more took a plac la th line. Again
the Jostling began and th Italian waa
forced from his place. This time be turned
an hi tormentor and fired four afaota lata
tb crowd, every bullet reaching a mark,
and tour nn fall.
MAKING PLEDGE GOOD
Joint Committti Feportt Two-Cent ran
ind Anti- i mi Bill.
LATTER STRINGENT IN ITS CHARACTEI
Full Committee Tichteii Up Work ef EnV
OMAHA CHARTER Ell C0M1N6 ALONG
Warden Feemer Thinki the Penitentiary
Will fie Self-Bmtaining.
ASKS NO APPROPRIATION FOR BIENNIUV
eater King Ha Several Proposed
Ameadmeat ta tha Slat Coastl.
tatlon. Which Will Ap
(Fro , a Staff ,Corrpoeident.)
LINCOLN, Feb. (.(Special.) The anti
pa bill and th S-cent passenger rat bill
were Introduced in the house thi after
noon by the Joint commltte appointed to
draft railroad measures. Notwithstanding
tile latter measure was not mentioned la
the republican mat convention platform,
and many members seriously doubt th
ability of the state to enforce It. the bill,
like the anti-pass bill, will hav the unan
imous support of the Joint railroad com
mittee, which practically assures It pas
sage. Th introduction cf th anti-past
bill, which la more stringent than th
measure drafted by the subcommittee,
starts Pledge No. t well along the road,
while the railroad commission bill, which
Is supposed to be more Important thsn them
all, probably will be Introduced tomorrow.
Then the Joint committee and the pledge
keeping member of th legislature expect
to aee the measures receive every vote in
both houses, as each member is pledged
alike by his slate convention whether re
publican, democrat or populist.
While there waa no dispute over tha
adoption of the subcommittee t-cent rat
bill th anti-pas bill of tb subcommittee
was rejected In lta entirety and the Joint
committee adopted almost verbatim the
bill prepared by Representative Knowle of
Dodge county, who was a member of tha
subcommittee. The bill submitted by th
subcommittee waa almost a duplicate cf
the King bill In the aenate. Too many
people were exempt however In the mlnda
of the commute and under the bill lrr
troduced even old eoldlers and newsboy, ar
barred from receiving passe Captain
Palmer of Omaha mad a plea for th
soldiers to be allowed to receive these cour
tesies, but Walsh hit th Omaha post
master as hard as the latter hit the com
mittee bill so that ended the matter.
Test of the Bill.
The bill adopted by the committee and
introduced la aa follow: -
Section 1. It shall he unlawful for any
railroad company or corporation owning
or operating any line or lines of railroad
in tb state of Nebraska, or any ofUeer
or agent ft any uch company or corpora
tion to directly or Indirectly issue, or give
to sny person or persons any Ire tfcekot,
free psss or free transportation in . nv,
form, for the transportation of any bas
senger or passengers over or on aay lln
or lines of railroad or any part inereoi
so owned or operated by it in the state of
Nebraska, except to persons within th
clauses hereinafter deslgnsted and lim
ited; and it shall also be unlawful tor
any person or peraons, not Included wltn'n
urn classes nereinarier aeaignai a ana
limited, to accept and use any sach free
ticket, free pase or free transportation ta
any form (ao Issued and given In viola
tion of the provisions of this act) for
travel on and over any line or lines ft
railroad or any part thereof In the stale
Provided, however, that nothing con
tained in thla act shall be construed to
prohibit rr make unlawful the issuing or
giving of any such free ticket, free psss
or free transportation to any person cr
persons within the class hereinafter des
ignated and limited, or the acceptance and
use of the same by persons within such
classes, vis.: bona fide employes and their
families, officers, surgeons who are an
nually employed at a salary of not less
than 1600 per year; attorneys who ar
actually employed and receiving a salary
of not less than 1600 per year; to neces
sary caretakers ft live stock, poultry and
fruit: to employe on sleeping cars, ex
press and basrgage cars, and to linemen .
of telegraph companies, to railway mall
service employes, baggage agents and per
sons injured In wrecks snd physician and
nurses attending such persons.
Provided, further, that the provisions of
this act shall not be construed to prohibit
the Interchange cf passee for the rfll-ers
and bona fide employes and their families
of other railroad comnanle nor to pro
hibit any railroad corporation f rem carry
g passengers free with the object of
providing relief In case of general pl
demic, pestilence or calamitous visitation.
Any railroad corporation violating
any of the provision of this act shall be
guilty of a mlademeanor, and for each
offense on conviction thereof shall pay
a fins of not less than f 100 and not mora
Omaha. Charter- Ameadmeat. .
Ths Omaha charter amendments prepared
by City Engineer Rosewater and Intro
duced by Mike Lee were recommended for
pasaag In th house by th committee on
cities and towns thla afternoon and th
committee will fight for the passage of tb
bill without a change. Mlka Lee and Clarke
got together after the talk last night and
struck out the section providing for tha
Isausnc of bonds to pay current ex
penses and cut down th pollc levy to
tUO.000 Instead of 1190.000. Tb other fund
wer left as th bill originally provided,
while the section placing tha employes
under th direction of the city engineer
should b under civil service, was amended
ao that when it waa necessary to discharge
employes because of lack of funds or be
caus of the completion of work, th em
ployes longest in th service ar ta be let
out last. t
Among th bills which passed th bona
was tb bulk sales bill, which was Intro
duced by Clarke, and at the. sunt tiro It
was recommended for passage In th aenats,
with King of Polk and Burns of Lancaster
Borne of th republican ar beginning to
become afraid lest the republican legis
lature turn itself Into a prohibition party,
and their fear, were Increased this after
noon when th hous placed on the general
fil th two bill by Senator Root of Caa
county providing that parcel oontamlng
liquor should be properly labeled when
sent out of a town and providing tha place
of raoalpt of liquor shall be tb plao of
sale. Thla la no Indication, however, what
th house will do with the oounty option
Bills for Ameadmewta.
King of Polk will shortly introduce In
th senate a bill or two providing for con
stitutional amendments, and b aspect to
urge their adoption. Beaator King 1 In
favor of a board of control to look after
th suit Institutions and b believe If tb
constitution wer amended providing for
this board tb stats would sav thousands
of dollars annually. II ha found tb
stat officer have to neglect their offloe
work to attend to th board work, or th
ravers, and tha board of control ta neces
sary. H will aiao introduce aa amend
BLsat providing tor & auxrcne tijta.
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