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Daily Bee
Vifa of Blayef af Stafford Wkite Gitm
Her Etory ta Jary.
Imrod to fiia Etndio br IxriUtioa to a
Jidci and Jam Lply Affected u Eke
Eiud Llf' Tragedy.
She Will Be Stand AU Day
Today Cnu-Eiulutln
Will Over letil
NEW YORK, Feb. t.-Evetyn Nt
Thaw told her story today. To save tbe
Ufa of her husband, charged with murdar,
aha bared to tba world Uia Innermost a,
crcts e hrr aouL It waa tba same story
he told Harry Thaw In Paris In 14,
hen be had aaked her to become his wife
the confession of one who felt there waa
an insurmountable barrier to her ever be
coming the bride of the man she loved.
In ttte big witness chair she appeared
but a alip ot a gtrl and (he told the pitiful
story of her eventful young life In a frank,
girlish way. When tears came unbidden
to her big. brown eyes and slowly trickled
tbelr way down scarlet cheeks, she strove
In rain to keep tbem back. She forced
the worda from trembling lips and by a
marvelous display of courage, which took
her willingly to her staggering ordeal, she
shook off a depression wtych once threat
ened to become aa absolute collapse.
As the young wife unfolded the narra
tive of her girlhood' and told tba early
struggle of herself and ber mother to
keep body and soul together; of bow gaunt
poverty stood ever at the door, and how
she finally was able to earn a livelihood
by posing for photographers and artists,
she won the murmured sympathy of tha
throng which filled every available space
In the court room.
Parties la Architect's Stadlo.
Then came tha relation of the wreck
of that girlhood at 1 yeara of age. It
waa the story of her meeting with Stan
ford White, the story of the sumptuous
studio appointment, whese dingy exterior
gave r.o hint of the luxurious furnishings
within; of a velvet-covered swing In which
one could swing until slippered toes
' crashed through the paper of a Japanese
parasol swung from the calling; tha story
of a glass of champagne; of black, whirling
sensations and of mirrored bedroom walla.
In short, aha totd all the story.
"Don't scream so. It la all over. It la
ail right"
"And this was Stanford Whiter
The question came from Delphla. M
XWrwiaji cGV. ccHUdqcttog Um sMeose.
Tea. air." "
The stillness of tha great crowd- waa its
m tribute to tha effect of tha girl's
tory. into the narrative she injected many
little touches of a young girl's hopes and
disappointments. Of her early life she re
lated bow her mother bad gone from Pitts
burg to . Philadelphia to secure assistance
and bow alie and her brother, Howard,
were placed oo a train by friends and seat
on to their mother. She recalled that the
two little traveler had trouble with the
Conductor, who wanted to put their cat out
of the car. But. she naively added, aha
held fast possession of It. ,
First Mntlii with White.
' She tcld of her arrival In New York, of
her life here and eventually the acceptanoa
by her mother of the thrice-re fused Invi
tation of a girl of the theater to meet some
of her friends at luncheon. The girl's
mother told Evelyn's mother they were
New York society people and perfectly
prober, else alia would not let bar gtrl go
wish them.
"When aha cam for me In the hansom."
said tha witness, '1 remember bearing we
ware going to the Waldorf. I bad heard
so mock about It and wanted so to go there.
But tha hansom stopped In front cf a dingy
looking building in Wast Twenty-foeu-th
street and I waa told to get oat. Mother
had dressed me. My skirts were Just to
my shoe tops thee."
This waa la August, IVL
"He waa a big and fat and ugly man
I remenilwi' him meeting us at the head of
three flights of stairs." aha continued. "He
gave me preee ata and my mother let me go
to other parties. Then he said my mother
should visit soma friends la Pittsburg. She
said aha could not leave me. He said It
would be all right; that, he would look
after-' me. Finally she went Then earue
' an Invitation to a party, but no ona else
was there Just two. They all seem' to
have turned us down.' be said. After we
" fcad dined and I wanted , to go home ha
said I hadn't seen all of tha apartments
and we went m the bedroom with tha mir
rors all over walls."
Thus the ' ran. with here and there
an interrupt!" t. by Mr. Delmas to advise
tha girl to fix th datea of the various
happenings and always to tell just what
he had told Harry Thaw, when he asked
her to become his wife. It was through
the fact that aha had "told everything to
Harry that she was permitted, under tha
rules of law to glva her story to the Jury,
leert aad Jsrsn , a gee tea.
In tha sympathy Impelling story of the
girl, tha girlish fascination of a voice of
softest quality, yet ringing clear ra enun
ciation, the court room kt view of tba
prieaner. But when there rams a halt In
th.ri's fight against the tears, tha people
who had gased unceasingly at ber lowered
their eyea fa if the relief from their stare
might bring her the composure she finally
Harry Thaw, with his whola frame shak
ing, sat with bis head buried la hla hands, a
handkerchief covering the eyea Where
tha defendant sits he la aU but etielded
from tha Jury. Bent over the table as ha
aobbed ha ooukl sol be seen, at alL Thus
Thaw sat tor many minutes, and when
he finally lifted hla bead his eyea were red
and svolien.
Evea If they could bar seen, the Jurors
would hare had o eyea for the prisoner.
They, too, had turned their gmae from the
witness aa tba tears cams to ber voice) aa
aeS aa her eyea and every out of the
twalva saened intent on soma object on
tha floor before them. Justice FltageraU
looked out through tha long grated win
dow a The scene and tha story marked a
new precedent In the history of criminal la New York.
Letters Cwafras Her ttery.
Mrs. Taaw waa atlU aa roe stand, her
direct eaamluatlua uncompleted, whea tha
dy waa dona. Once during the afternooa
t ftjaattnueel am eacond Pagaj
Friday, Feoraery S, I SOT.
1007 February 1907
Ma mow TBI wis rag ri gar
? i T i 12
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 II 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28
Friday and Saturday, warmer In east por
tion. FOR EC APT FOR ItWA Fair and not
so cold Friday; Saturday fair and warmer.
Temperature at Omih yesterday: .
Hour. Dt-g. Hour Deg.
( a. m...- f 1 p. m 17
f a. m I p. m IS
7 a. m t t p. m SI
t a. m 4 4 p. m 21
a. m . p. m ti
10 a. m 7 p. m -II
11 a, m 10 7 p. m
U m 14 I p. m 20
f p. m 29
' ' ffirlals of Hold re ge send re
mo to house against passage of
c -n bia rags t
K , -ate kills bill making sign
ers V nitlons liable In damage
suits a
lumen. "Page
A bill
require tha
duced at Lincoln to
the University of I
Nebraska to ' m the law providing
that text book. e acid to students at
cost. ' ran 1
Moas-covered claims against the mate
of Nebraska, some of them veterans f
several sessions, are being urged before
the legislature at Lincoln. Fag 1
By a vote of 11 to 21 the senate of the
Nebraska legislature killed the Mil to
make the signers pt a petition for license
responsible as bondsmen for a saloon
keeper, rage 1
Congressmen Kennedy of Omaha and
Hubbard of Sioux City make earnest
pleaa for. appropriation for tbe Missouri
river, both maintaining It is easily navi
gable. Fag
Engineer Stevens threatens to resign if
Panama canal Is ta be built by qpntract-
House pauses rivers and harbors bill
carrying S61, 000.000. All amendments for
more money ' fpr work on Mississippi
river were voted down. A survey of the
Missouri river was authorised. rage 4
Senats strikes committee amendments
from Indian bin and others go out cn
points of order. Page 4
Secretary Straus talks of president's
plan fo. use of Npbel peace prise money
and expects others to swell the fund.
William Boche. member of German col
ony which founded Norfolk, carries, .to
grave secret of hiding place of large store
of buried gold. Fage 3
Man under arrest at Lincoln suspected
of being one who assaulted Myrtle Fur
long is partially Identified by ber. .Page S
Mra. Harry K. Thaw aeeuplea tba stand
nearly gU,'. day." . gba,tUs of'hcY relations
with Stanford .White, .which are alleged
to be ona of the motives for the ahooting
of the architect, . . .. , . Pag 1
Interstate Commerce Commissioner
Clark finishes hearing complaint of Atch
ison elevators against Kansas' City and
will come to Omaha today rags S
Hearing at Kaasaa City develops chaotic
condition In grain and elevator business
at Kansas City. . Burlington official
charges that order of Interstate Com
merce commission ta responsible. Fags S
Brother of Senator Clark says half in
terest in San Pedro line waa sold to E.
H. Hariiman to keep him from building
parallel line. Fag
' Railroads reauma operation in Oregon.
Fage 1
Nebraska hardware retailers defeat by
one vota a reaplutlon that would give
their association tbe aspect of a trust,
the resolution contemplating a boycott of
Jobbers who sell to consumers. Fage X
The Douglaa County Bar association
decides that it wanta a lawyer for dis
trict clerk and will strive to have ona
named by each political party for tbe
offioa. Page
Appraisement of Edward Rosewater es
tate la filed In the probata court.. Paga
Inspector Pegg has confiscated short
measures found In local grpcery stores.
Jim Perry, charged with killing Steve
Seidlek at South Omaha, la on trial in
district court. Fag 4
Northwestern railroad abolishes pro
portional rata oh grain to Omaha or
iginating east of the Missouri river. Tha
rule ta effective March 2. Fage 4
iowa nws.
1 Iowa State Railway commission hears
complaint on cattle rates and finally de-
; cldes U revise tha entire freight schedule.
I" . Fage g
'wreck on great western
Trala Derallea by Defective Switch
Sea rreretn, I1L, KtUa Three
aad la J area Faar.
FREE PORT, in., Feb. I. A defective
, switch caused the wreck of a Great ,
i Weetera peaaenger train at German Valley
early today. Three persona were killed and ,
four severely injured.
Tbe dead:
MARTIN CIJXE. engineer. Chicago.
PAUL, V. JACUBdON, railway niau dark.
Chicago. ,
LOLiS NOLS. railway mail clerk. Mln-
; neapotla. ....
R. F. B rumble, fire man. Dubuque, la.
Jsnies Harlock, St. Paul. Minn.
U. J. Jiuuiaon, Chicago, express mra
Mra I. N. Kooota. Fort Dodge, la.
A number of others were slightly hurt.
Six Pereaa
a Draw aed by raaatalaar
Baavt ta Isersaeale
River. ,
SACRAMENTO. CaL, Feb. T.-Slx aeoals
i ere drowned here tui afternooa when the
' gasoline launch Cyrene strark tha draw of
' tha railroad bridge across tbe Sacramento
river and capeiaed. The drovned were,
; Mra. A. Jacinto and a Japaoea woman and
four Japaaeea ntea.
( The owner of the boat. Manual Header
i eoa, who waa acting aa oaptain and aa-
' giaeer; George Horr, pilot; Joseph Gamma
and Martin G-ha aad two othera, ) a
neaa. were saved.
tr Wltllawa Haaarll I1L
LONDON. Feb. T.-8ir William Ruasell.
tha war correspondent, who described the
battle ef Bull Kua for the Laodua Time.
Is critically 111 .
Eesolntioa that Would Vske Association
Trait Lost by 0i Vet.
Drastic Aerlea la Caac Fiepossd aad
Orgaslsalles Splits Eve a, Leavlag
Prealdeat ta ' Iecle ta
Presiaeat Fraah Hacker, Mead.
First Yto Preslaeat Alee P. Meyer,
SeeoBd -Tiea President WiUlasa Wlsda,
Third Ttea Freatdeat Fred IWifW,
Zxecntive Coatxalttee For three-year-,
wm, Baa Cavaaaugh, Palrhmry; two-year
tana. B. S. Xayharat, &oa City; aas-year
term, J. W. Armstroag, Ankara.. Xrals
rataa tha aattoaal aoavaattoai J. Frank
Ban, Uaoolas M. B. Kali, Zaacola; Is.
thaa Bobarta, Omaha. -
3. Fraak Ban af Xdaeola aad M. J.
Mali of t.i -,im ware reamaiaeadad to tha
xecntive oosaaUttea to succeed taeaa
aalvea as seeretary aad treaaarer, re
apeetlTely. .
By the majority . of . a. single vote the
Nebraska Retail Hardware association yes
terday decided not to become a trust.
One member offered a resolution, the
adoption of which would have been a
move toward boycotting hardware Jobbers
who sell direct to consumers, contractors
and any others not clamed aa retail deal
ers. Hot debate ensued for about fifteen
minutes, some speakers fervently declar
ing It was the only way for tbe dealers
to protect their Interests; others caution
ing their hot-headed fellows to go a little
slow. Inasmuch as a strong antagonists
sentiment has" developed In Nebraska
against anything that looked the least like
restraint of trade.
A vote was taken and tha count showed
It a tie. The question waa settled by
President Nathan Roberts of Omaha, who
voted against trust methods. The' fearful
ones of the convention breathed a hug
sigh of relief.
Secretary ta Gather Data.
The resolutioaa were to tba effect that
it should become the secretary's duty to
obtain Information from retail merchants
and from whatever other sources possible
regarding sales by Jobbers to others than
retail merchants, and to furnish to all
members of the association and to the
hardware associations of other states a
list of all Jobbers and manufacturer who
sell direct to the consumer in Nebraska.
"Why, that - would be a boycott." de
clared a timorous merchant.
"Oh. no." said the man who Introduced
the resolution. "We will say nothing
about boycott. Tour secretary will say
nothing about boycott- when he sends out
the list.' Each merchant will know for
himself what to do. We must bar soma
way to cUrb the Jobber."
Each side of the question had warm sup
porters, and every time a man spoke ha
waa given loud applause. When the vota
proved a tie the entire convention watched
tba' praatdant with lrreatblees attention. J
'. Tfenrtefnen," atOT FT sMent ftotjerta. I
want you to understand that I am In hearty
sympathy with an of you. and I am aware
of the unfair practlcea of soma of tha Job
bers, but I fear we would be going a little
too far should we pass this resolution. I
am afraid It could be shown that we were
attempting to restrain trade. Therefor I
cast my vote In the negativa."
Lea-lalattv Caasastttea la Frew.
No resolutions were passed on legislative
matters, but the legislative committee was
given entire power to work for the passage
by the legislature of such measures aa
would benefit the members of the associa
tion. This committee Is composed of J. C.
Cornell of Ord. Ernest Hoppe of 'Lincoln
and Mag Uhllg of Holdrege. Among other
things they are supposed to work for a
law to restrict peddling in the country.
The only resolutions adopted were a for
mal set thanking the local Jobbers, tha local
retailers, tbe exhibitors, the press and the
officers of the new association.
Meetlas; Held ta Secret.
The meeting Thursday afternoon waa con
ducted with the utmost, secrecy, though In
formation leaked out as to what was dona.
A doorkeeper was placed at the outalde
door of tha Auditorium with Instructions to
admit no ona but members, and tha sar-geante-att-arms
bad charge of the ap
proaches from the - arena to tha stage,
where the session was held. When the
meeting was called to order President Rob
erts askod If ail present were members In
fuU standing, and tba other officers looked
over the crowd to make aura.
It was said afterward that the reason for
such precautions waa tbe fear that boycott
measures would be taken. .
. Haw Traif Crashes lafaat.
How tba American Cereal company wiped
out a factory at Seward by means of the
premium plan and then boosted the price
of package goods In Nebraska waa told
by Fred Goehnsr ot Seward at tha morning
"Ws had a plant at Beward that cost
S30.000 and were doing a nice business until
the American Cereal company gof after
ua," said Mr. Goehner. "W put live
pounds of actual goods la a package, while
the American company put in three and
one-half pounds and made op tha remainder
of the five pounds with artidea such aa
many of yoa hardware men carry In stock.
The people preferred .to be humbugged and
the premium goods were moat popular, but
even with that we were doing nicely until
the big concern began to cut prioes.
"In order to make anything, wa had to
sell our goods at 4t cents. I went ta the
Omaha Jobbers to sell them our product,
aad they told me they were getting Ameri
can Cereal company goods at M cents. I
went to Lincoln and tha Jobbers told me
there they war getting goods from the
American Cereal company at tt cents.
Traat Steps la.
Tbe trust sent a representative to Sew
ard aad offered to buy or lease our plant.
Wa would not aeU. but after long considera
tion we decided to lease, provided the trust
would keep the factory going. .They ver
bally agreed to keep It running, hut would
not make a written agreement. Wa leased
tba plant to tbem for ninety-nine yaars at
S6.WS a year, which Is mors thaa ws could
make by running it ouraelvea.
"I was la Lincoln a few days ago aad
asked ona of tha Jobbers how much he
had to pay -for the goods tha Americas
Cereal company said him a few months
ago tor cents. Ha replied Bf cents."
This story frota Mr. Goehner waa brought
out by a dlaeusaeoa af tha recent action af
Soma of tha railroad In making a mw
claadncatloa aa goods containing premrama.
Louis Wirta of Kalis City road a paper
before tha ooavwntloa oa "Alma of the
Hardware Marchaat; What They Should
Be." -
Tha remainder of the morning sassioa was
occupied with demoastratioea of practical
I Continued aa Filth Page.)
Secretary Btraaea Talks af Aaaaal
Sasa t Be OsTeved by Prest
deat Roesevclt.
WASHINGTON, Feb. T. "I hare no doubt
that many publlc-eplrited men who recog
nise the usefulness, of this work will con
tribute, so as to make the aanaa Interest
urncient In every way ta carry out Ita
purpose.' said Secretary Strauae of tha
Department of Commerce of Labor In dis
cussing the prospectiv work to be done
with the Income of the Nobel peace price
fund, received by President Roosevelt from
the Norwegiaa Parliament.
Secretary Btrauss, as bead of the De
partment of Commerce and Labor, la one
of tha trustees of the fund snd Is taking
a great deal of Interest hi th. success of
the work. The amount of th fund ap
proximate 37,000. ..
Upon the paasaga of bftla pending In con
gress to establish th Nobel prise founda
tion, active steps will be taken by th
board of trustees to put their provisions
into practical effect.
Art "Industrial peace eomrnlsalon," repre
senting labor, capital aad the general' pub
lic. Is to be appointed, to hold conference
annually In Washington to discuss indus
trial problems,- and its sinenses are to be
paid from the income of tbe fund.
"The Nobel peace prise foundation." said
Secretary Strauss today, "possesses the
power to bring together In harmonious re
lations all agencies working for industrial
peace purpoees, making a powerful move
ment which will command the respect of
labor men no leas thaa the captains of
Industry. It Is consjtftuted In such a way
that the elements In the management of
the fund are brought together oa an equal
footing, namely, the highest Judicial officer
of the government, two members of the
cabinet, representatives of labor and capi
tal and representative public men. aU
swayed by only -one purpose, that of the
public Interest.
"Before the committee having th matter
of tbe preparation of the bill now before
congress formulated th measure it con
sulted representatives of the various ele
ments Interested, and no better method of
organisation, so that It might carry out
tbe wishes and purposes of th president,
could be suggested."
Gwveraaacat Will Lies Its Caaal Ea
glnecr If Oliver's Bid Is
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 The administra
tion has been brought face to face with
the alternative of rejecting aU bids for th
construction of. the Panama caiial by con
tract or losing the services of Chief En
gineer John F. Stevens. This la the reason
for tha delay of President Roosevelt. Sec
retary Taft and Chairman Bbonts In acting
on th Oliver bid. An effort has been made
to get Mr. Stevens to change his mind, but
be haa continued obdurate, aad the Indica
tions are that th administration will ac
cede to his request and that tbe construc
tion will be continaed by th government.
This lbformalion , concerning Mr. Stevens
created somt surprise, aa Mr. Stevens tes
tified before thw--sonata canal commute
that he favored buttdii-Q'a canal by-Ton-tract.
' lie now expresses tt -belief that
tba canal can be constructed by the gov
ernment within Aen years. His friends ad
vise him that If a contract Is )st for con
struction ha will be robbed of the credit of
building It. Frequent exchanges of cable
grams between Washington and tha isth
mus have resulted In a demand by Mr.
Stevens for the acceptance of hla resigna
tion if the contract Is awarded.
Following a conference of the president
with Secretary Taft. Secretary Loeb gave
out a formal statement that "the secretary
of war and tbe canal commission will thor
ougly examine into the qualifications, ex
perience, business standing and achieve
ments of Mr. Oliver and his associates and
into the responsibility of the sureties
Secretary Taft and the eommiaaioa wilt
probably need a fortnight to complete full
examination of the bid and report to the
Secretary Taft later informed Mr. Oliver
that the president was very much inclined
to give the contract to Mr.- Oliver and
his assoclatea. but that ha would not sur
render his right to reject all bids.
Law ChaaarlaaT Picas at - Systran Haw
fader Dtacasalaa la
rarllasaaat. -
PARIS. Feb. t. The new income tax
measure waa Introduced In tha Chamber
of Deputies this afternoon. It la a com
bination of th system of direct taxation
upon Incomes fnpm whatever source, sup
plemented by a progressiva general tax
ranging from I to 4 par cent upon general
total incomes In excess of fl.aoa from
various sources.
Plsaecr Teeasaeeb Merehaat.
TECCM8EH. Neb. Feb. T Special)
After being In failing health for some time,
John Oraff died at his home this morning
of diabetes. He was a native of Kew
Derry, Pa-, having been born September X,
IM2. With his parent he came to Ruah
vllie. m.; In 1KJ, and was married to Miss
Hetti Ramsey in Uat. Several children
were born to them. Mr. Graff came to
Tecum sell ta IMC and waa a pioneer 'roer
chant. H engaged In the dry goods busi
ness. Later, about eighteen years ago.
he became associated with th Tecumseh
Milling company, and waa manager of that
company's business her nntn last year,
when th property was sold. Mr. Graff
was a member of the Methodiat Episcopal
chuca and had lent valuable aid to tha
upbuilding of the community In which he
lived so long. The funeral arrangements
are not yet made.
Mather af George W. B. Dersey,
FREMONT. Neb.. Feb. T -(SpeclaJ.-Mrs.
Sarah C Dorsey, mother of George W. E.
Dorsey, died at San Jose, CaL, February i
at the age af S7 years. Bhs was bora la
Maryland and came to this county In UtS
aad lived her until about eight years ago.
As long aa ber health would permit aha was
active in tha Methodist Episcopal church.
Her remain will be takea to Maryland
for burial bee id those of ber husband,
who died many years ago. She leaves
three aoas. G. W. E. Dursey of Fremoot.
F. M. and H. H- Dorsey ef GoldneU. Key.,
and two daughters, Mrs. ' C. H. Toncray
and Miss Jennie Dorsey of Baa Jose.
rarsaer tiavoraar F. It- Leali.
HELENA. MoaU, Feb. T.-Former Gov
ernor Presioa H. Leella died at bia horn
la this city this morning, aged at yeara.
Mr. Leslie had the distinction of having
base governor of Kentucky aad tk ter
ritory of Montana.
' Farmer Coagseessaaa Harris.
BRIDGE WATER, Maaa.. Feb. 7. Former
Coagraasmaa Benjamin W. Harris died at
his ben hare today, aged years. Judge
Harris was knows In cucigrvaa as the
"lather ef tha asw navy
C b quiet t St John's Csaroh Tm Colack
EatardaT lforming.
cfcawla Which Caaat Eadewed aad
City Hall Will Close Walla Sta-
Da Bias Heaar.
Imposing obsequies over the body of Count
Crelghton will be held at 10 a. m. Satur
day from St. John's Catholic chmch.
Twenty-Sflfc and California streets, which
will be participated In by many dignitaries
of the church. Including Bishop Scanhell.
who has been Invited to take a prominent
part In tha ceremonies. Tbe body will be
buried beside that of the wife he adored
at the ioly Sepulchre cemetery.
From J to t p. m. Friday the. body will
lie In state at tba residence; The family
especially requests that no flowers be sent
to the funeral.
On account of tha limited seating ca
pacity, about 47S. of St. Jobn's church. It
has been decided to keep the doors of the
edifies closed until the arrival of tbe cor
tege. The doors will then be opened to
admit, first, the members of the Imme
diate family and close family friends, then
the members of the faculties of the various
schools Mr. Crelghton endowed, after which
tbe general public will be admitted.
Tbe . problem of accommodating the
thousands who would naturally wish to
attend the funeral services presented
many difficulties and the plan of having
admission to the church by card only waa
projected. Thia alaa was abandoned, how
ever, as It waa known that such pro
cedure would not have met with the ap
proval of Count Crelghton. who was first
of aU a man of and for the people.
Schawls Will Take Part.
The members of the faculty of Crelghton
university, the medical, law, dental and
pharmaceutical schools, together with
members of the Crelghton Alumni asso
ciation, held a meeting at Crelghton Insti
tute Thursday afternooa to discuss plana
for participation In the funeral service
by the students snd faculties of the differ
ent schools. Father O'Conher, vice presi
dent of Crelghton university, acted as
chairman, and John A. Benneaits aa sec
retary. It was decided that all the schools should
be closed at noon Friday as a mark of re
pect to their dead benefactor. Elaborate
floral offerings will be sent by each de
partment of the college. Students and
faculty of each department will take aa
active part In the services. The students
wiU meet at their respective collage build
ings and march In a body, headed by the
members of the respective faculties, to the
residence of Count Creigbton, aad there
form in line ta follow the cortege to the
church. J. A. C Kennedy, president of
tbe Crelghton Alumni association, wfll bars
charg of tha Use of march after the ar
rival of the " student ody at the rssMmn
Members of tha Alumni association will
take a part similar to that of th various
school depart meets.
" TJlMlng the tsji-.iiiuhltat'-; - a.'-' JoSsT
church,-which will tseartlntte at-feast. twe
hoars, it Is. planned ta haws tha student
and aU those of the general pnblic who
cannot get Into the church remain at
Crelghton antverstty hall, where appro
priate services wiU be held. A committee
consisting of Father Whelan. Ed F. Leary
and J ok a A. BeanewHs. was appointed to
make arrangements for music and ad
dresses for this public civic memorial meet-
Ing. At the conclusion of the church cere-
monlee tns stuaente wiu form in rront oi
ths church and follow the cortege to Far.
nam street on Its way to tha cemetery.
Heaerary Pallbearers.
Members of tba faculties of the Crelgh
ton schools will be selected to represent
their respective echools in an official ca
pacity at the ceremonies at the church,
and honorary pall bearers havs been se
lected from each department of the uni
versity. Dr. D. C Bryant and Dr. W. K- Foots
were selected to act aa honorary pall
bearers to represent the Crelghton Medi
cal college; T. J. Mahoney and CT J. Smyth
from the Crelghton CoUege of Law; Drs.
F. W. Slabaugh and P. T. Barber from
the dental college; Edmund Thorp and
Charles B. Frtcke from the school of
pharmacy, and Fathers Wise and McNeve
from the academic department of Crelgh
ton university. The alumni association
ef the college will also be represented by
two honorary pall bearers, who will be
selected by J. A. C Kennedy, president of
the association.
Sixteen or eighteen additional honorary
pall bearers will be selected fnpm among
the prominent residents of Omaha
friends and business associates of Count
Resolutions expressing profound regret
at the loss of fthe benefactor and founder
of Crelghton university will be drawn by
a special committee from among the
members of the faculties of the various
departments of the schools and will be
presented to the family aad spread at
large on the minutes of the meeting of
the officers of ths university, whose field
of usefulness was so greatly broadened
through the benefactions received from
Count Crelghton. The personnel of the
committee which will draw the resolu
tions Is as follows: Dr. D. C. Bryant,
deaa of the medical college; Dr. P. T.
Barber, deaa of the dental school; Dr.
Edmund Thorp of ths college of phar
macy; Dean T. J. Mahpney of tha law
school; Father Whelaa of, the academic
department, and J. A. C. Kennedy,
president of the college alumni aaaocla
tloa. Solemn high mass of requiem will be
celebrated at the convent of the Poor
Clares, Twenty-ninth and Hamilton
streets, at 1 o'clock this morning, and
ths pubUc Is Invited to attend.
St. Peter's Catholic church will hold
services la honor of Count Creightoa at
the church at $ o'clock Monday morning.
Biz Knights of Columbus stood watch
over the body last night and this guard
of honor, changed m personnel at Intervals,
will be present until the funeral.
Tha city of Omaha will pause la ft busy
round of strenuous activity to pay Its
tribute to a maa who eoatributad vastly, if
aot lmmeasurabiy, to Its development aad
stability. Mayor Dahlman will call upoa
the publle to suspend business toil while
the funeral services are la progress. It Is
probable other and more ceremonial atf
servaac will be made later.
City BaU WUI Claeew
The city hall will be closed at 1 o'clock
Saturday morning out of respect for Count
Crelghton. It has bean arranged that eoaa
cilmea and wthwf ofOciala wut sssemhie
la Mayor Dahlmaa's office aad leave la a
body at M Saturday snonatng for the
funeral services.
AA aa Informal meeting yesterday after
nooa. Mayor I ahlma apfwiated Ceunott-
tOuu.Uu.i4 e IM'-U Ptgx.)
Ceveraer Slgae One Bill aad Ceafer
ace Beaert aa the Other le
Agreed ta by Beth Heaees.
PIERRE, 8. D., Feb. T.-(8pecial Tele
gram.) The lobby In South Dakota Is
ended. Governor Crawford affixed his sig
nature to the bill this evening and will
file R with the secretary of state tomorrow
Passes will be good for one more day.
Tbe conference report has been adopted
In both hdases and tomorrow It will re
ceive the signatures of the presiding offi
cers of tbe two bouses and go to the gov
ernor. In the forenoon session of the house the
principal bill introduced waa the new edu
cational coda, prepared by the committee
appointed by Governor Elrod last fall. The
senate resolution memorialising congress
for a law limiting the houra ot railway
laborer passed. An effort to force action
on the senate 1-cent rale bUl failed, and It
cannot get up before tomorrow in the
regular order even If It la reached by that
The conference report on the anti-pass
bill, was presented In the "V.ioe this after,
noon and an attempt to get In a minority
report In favor of newspapers was ruled
out of 'order, ai a vote forced on the
majority report, which waa adopted at
to 14.
The house passed house bills changing
the dates of delinquency of taxes, making
them one month later, both In the spring
and the fall, and the bill to prev-nt rail
roads paralleling within eight miles ex
cept by consent of tbe railway commission.
The bin making the killing of persons or
live stock .by railroads, presumptive evi
dence of negiect on tbe part of employes
of the road, was defeated. Brown op
posing It.
Th senate allowed the presentation of
a minority report of the conference com
mittee on the anti-pass bin. but tbe ma
jority report was adopted by tt to 1, and
that action ended the hopes of newspaper
men for contracting for mileage.
Tbe senate made laws by pasaing house
Lbills providing for a legal holiday on Lin
coln's birthday, after having reinserted the
Fourth of July bill; limiting the hours of
employment oa railways, and providing for
distribution of supreme court reports. Tha
principal new bill presented In the senate
was by Cooper, fixlnr a spedfio annual
levy for the maintenance of each of th
stat educational Institutions.
Oregon RallreVde Bead Tralae, bat
Are Hot Able ta Make
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb, 7. Improvemcn t
all along the line la ths report of conditions
en the . Willamette and Columbia rivers.
Tbe recent thaw has expended Its energy
and normal conditions wUl rertairJy ob
tain by the beginning of the week. Rail
road conditions are perhaps a little better
thaa for the past few days. . The Oregon
Railroad aad Navigation has not 'and wfll
not be able I get through for a day or two,
but. ceoaectioa was .roads early today by
ome wf the tmuye4 trains aad the steamer
harvest Qaeen and aboet sixty passengers
Were brought to the city. No serious suf
ferings were endured by any of ths pas
sengers. The women all had meals reg
ularly, although th men had to go almost
twenty-four hours without eating. The
train crews subjected themselves to sever
shardships and made several trips over the
Ice and snow to secure provisions for the
peesengers on their trains. The Southern
Padfio Is sending owt trains each day, but
they are not maintaining schedules.
Takes Jeka McDaaaJd Aleag ta Help
Explain the Sltaatleai la
Owaaka. .
(From a Btaif Correspondent)
LINCOLN, Feb. 7. 8peciai Telegram.)
Captain Broatch haa been here to see Gov
ernor Sheldon and he brought John Mc
Donald with him. Just as the cold wave
said he would. The chairman of the
Omaha fir and police board was Intro
duced to Governor Sheldon by Senator
Thomas, upon whom he called as soon as
he struck town. Mr. Broatch went over
the conditions In Omaha, as ha sees them,
with the chief executive, and so far aa
heard from, did not leave his resignation
or Insist upon the charge filed by the
CM federation being pushed. The object
of hla visit, Mr. Broatch said, was merely
to get acquainted with the governor and
glva the executive a chance to siae him up
The governor has held up the resignation
filed by Dr. Miller and will take no action
upon It until he decides what he Intends
to do about the charges filed by ths Civic
AmerteauB Warships Watck Two Utile
. ReyskUM Wklek Are Skew,
las; stag Teasper.
-WASHINGTON. Feb. T. There Is dan
ger of aa outbreak of war in Central
America, although' effort at arbitration
are being made la the city of San Salva
dor In the hope of preventing hostilities.
The Chicago has gone southward front
Baa Francisco, and the Torktown, after
receiving necessary repairs In dry dock,
will follow, stopping at either one of the
Salvadorean ports oa tbs Pacific or at a
convenient Nicaraguaa port.
Senor Cordova, who occupies the pecu
lar position ef representative ef Salvador
and Honda ras at thia capital, talked to
day with Secretary Root in regard to the
situation. It appears there Is complaint
that tha Nlcaraguana are continuing war
like preparation and increasing ths mili
tary force on the border of Honduras.
It la believed tbe - gqpd offices of ih
American and Mexican governments will
be Invoked to relieve the present tension.
Jaeeia ileal Clethlas Stack Cea
aad Mere haa Is Baak la
NEBRASKA CITT, Neb, Feb; a -special
Telegram.) Fire which broke out here
shortly before 1 a. m. now threatens to
completely 4estroy tbe clothing stock ot
Jacob Biohl. which, with the building, is
valued at about M0.e. Tha Merchants'
National bank and the millinery store of
the' Burford sisters are also sndangered.
Should they go the total loss will reach
at least CM). He, eves the ugh the contents
of th bank vault should be saved.
Tbe firesAea have every bit ef available
fire apparatus at ears tea and are snaking a
desperate fight to prevent the fire from
spreading, but U ta nupoa IUe at this hour
te atata with what
Hoag-CcTerad Cli'ma Aetintt ftata Itac
Up for Lftriglatir Inifactioo.
Hoxia Hattgr Eetda Lltt, vita Otktra
Iqutlly Yf-ntTebla.
Bill U Btqnira In'orotmett ef Ttit Stsk'
Law Being I rapand.
Patrick's Measure ta Make Slawer
Petition BVepeaalfcle as Boadesaea
far Ssiewa Keepers Is Killed
la the senate.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Feb. 7 -(8peclaL)-The claima
committee of the house haa Ita hands full
and among th number filed are several old
moa -covered bills which legislatures for .
years bsve turned down cold, but which
bob up serenely snd confidently every two .
years. Among the old resldentera 1 that
familiar claim of Mrs. C. W. Hoxle. wha
wants pay for being matron of the In
dustrial School for Boys at Kearney for the
period from March 1. ISC. to February, WS.
during which time C W. Hoxle waa super
intendent of the Institution. In the num
erous affidavits which are familiar to many
past legislatures Is the statement that Mrs.
Hoxle did her work well and should have
the money, and that she was appointed ta
such posltica by the State Board of Pnhlle
Lands and Buildings, and when the law
was changed so the governor had th ap
pointing power she served with the knowl
edge of Oovernor Holcomb. In her claim
the sister of Lincoln's prattmaster says
the .matron who served before her received
for the bieifnlum.
Along in the collection of statistics filed
with the claim Is the following statement
by former Secretary of State Oalusha:
At the election of the Brd of PuWIo
Lands and Buildlnn. held February It, 17.
the position of matron was not filled for th
ensulna; two years, as per other officers.
At the regular treetinc of he Board of
Public Lands and Buildings held March t,
1K97. the followlnc rew-lutlon carried:
"On motion the position of matron at
Kearney was declared vacant."
Cermet s Clalea far Fees. .
Another claim which the claims 'commit
tee win probably scan with micreacopio.
eyes was filed by J. F. Cornell, and Is
known as claim No. 1SL It reads as fol
lows: "Money expended by him while aud
itor, account of Investigation Into' his offi
cial acts by legislature, 1390. 11.750."
A eiairn which CUvnrnnr Xrirkev lauinirt
his veto cn two years ago harks back ta
the Boyd county land eases, where Attorney .
General Prout and Attorney Captain Mur
fin had so -much trouble. It hi oolr for
HU, O. D. Follmer. former land cornmts '
atoaer, filed it, but th noser Is ta. gw -Captain
Murfia.. whom Mr. Follmer ansa
ployed over the protests f the Komt ;
and who waa meows snt ot tne case oy ins
district court of Boyd county.
John N. Oastus, sheriff of Phelps county, '
wants a little for looking after a prisoner
by the name of John R. Luc a Hla bill
amounts to tKM. and Is Itemised ss fol
lows: LenndYy, at 11 a month, for nine
months, 8; Jailor fees for same from March
I. IMS, to December 11. IMS, Kit W.
T. L. Williams has come In with A claim
for 11.115 for repairs . on the Industrial
School for Girls at Geneva. The repairs,
the claimant aaya, weremade necessary
by reason of a fire there. '
Herman Kaup has notified the committee
he wants to dig Into the treasury for SLbOO.
'His claim Is for appraising tbs value of
lands and Improvements belonging to the
estate of Herman Goedda, .deceased, which
escheated to tbe state.
Bo far tha claims committee has done tit
tle, with sny of the claims, but Individual
' members of the committee say they do not
Intend to recommend payment In any case
unless the claimant shows good and suf
ficient reason for such action.
Bill far Ckcapcv Test Beaks.
The attitude of the' members of the
Board of Regents of the State university
of Nebraska haa aroused many members
of the legislature and Senator Randall of
Madison county is preparing a WU to be
Introduced shortly. This bill, when com
pleted, win make .it a misdemeanor for
the Board of Regents to fail to enforce
the section of the statute which requires
tt to seU text books to tba students of
ths university at cost. Though this has
been the law of the stats for years, the
regents have refused absolutely to even
attempt In recent years to break up th
school book monopoly In Uncoln. . Even
though the State Normal board furnishes
ths Stats Normal school student with
books at cost snd the report of the presi
dent of the board shows ths student now
pays SIM to tS for hla books where he
formerly paid the book dealers from til to
US for ths same books, the university re
gents refused to do the same thing, evea
though they are required to do so under
the Law.
An ex-president of the Board of Regents
said ths reason the regents refused to do
thia was because there is no specific ap
propriation for thia purpose. Lawyers
who have looked at the statutes say this
la do excuse, for, tbe temporary university
fund can be used as the regents see lit.
Tbe present law, which requires ths re
gent to buy text book and sell them
to students at cost, does not carry with It
a penalty, and Senator Randall wants to
compel the regents to enforce the lew or
to stand convicted aa law breaker and
auffcr the penalty, which he figure is the
best way to get people to conform to the
Another bill provides the regents must
bold open meetings, though there Is a
proviso that tbey may hold executive ses
sions whenever tbey think it to th best
Interest of the university. Several mem
bers believe the more publicity the regenta
get the better off tbe university will be and
that executive sessions should be cut out.
Capital Pwalahsseat Holds.
Raper's bill to repeal tbe present atatate
providing for capital punishment, which
went to the general file gate rosy without
I protest, was killed In tbe committee of the
whole this afternoon, after a most vigorous
debate, ta which Beet of Douglas county '.
showed off to good advantage as a debater.
He waa for the defeat of th bill. Those
who spoke for. the bill were Raper Of
Pawnee, Cone of Baundera. Quatkenbush
of Neiuaha. SicHuiiea vt Gage, Henry of
Holt, E. P. Brown of Laucaster, Leeder of
Douglas; Dodge of Douglas and Uamer of
Buffalo. Thoawi opposing the bill war
Best. Walsh and Barnes of DuugUg, Vaa
Uousea of Culfax. E. W. Brown of Laa
caeter. Parkin of Rock and Jenjiiaon of
Clay- Xa his talk Dodge eg Douglas