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VOL. XXXVI-NO. 34.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORXIXO, FEBRUARY 10, 1907-FOUR SECTIONS-THIRTY-FOUR FACES,
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TeohnicaJ Schoola for Hat'itee ii Leteit
Idee, of Khdie' tad Croaer.
MORE TROUBLE IN ViLAYET OF SYRIA
Bedouin and Drue Forcea Eat a Pitched
little Hear Damascus.
ARABI PASH. TALKS OF CONDITIONS
Old Inmrcsnt Sa Kow Focr and Lirea on
PREDICTS TROUBLE FOR THE BRITISH
Pleaeod with D eloameat mt Ceaatry,
Bare People wt Real
. ReJere of Their Owa .
CAIRO, Feb. a Bpecl&L)-The national
prosperity of Rfypt having been secured,
the khedlve and Lord Cromer arc bow
turn lng their attention to the technical
education of the native
Lord Cromer has selectied Mr. Sydney
Wells, principal of the Battersee Polytech
nic, to organise a syatem of technical edu
catlon In Egypt.
Mr. Wella haa already paid two visits to
Egypt durlnc the Uat fifteen month. He
la expected' to return Immediately after
Easter and. after next September, ha la
expected to Uka up hla permanent dutlea aa
director genorsi of the new department of
Agriculture, and Technical Education in
Eypt. ... .
When Nailm Pa aha handed over the rr
ernorahlp of the vilayet of Syria to Bhukrt
Pasha fears were expressed that the new
vail would be unable, perhaps unwilling, to
maintain the friendly relations with the
Cruses of the Hauran which hla predeces
sors had Inaugurated some nine or ten
years ago. Recent erents hare to some ex
tent justified the apprehension. The Bed
ouin raids on the Druses and their neigh
bors Increased after Nasi Paaha's de
parture In the spring of 1MB, and the hos
tility between 'the mountaineers and the
nomads haa culminated In a pitched battle
fought within twenty miles of the Da
mascus barrack a Up to date the - medi
ators appointed by the government and the
contending parties have failed to arrive at
any satisfactory settlement. It Is, of
nnrt iw.1M. . K . Ik. . ..tli n-
Itles hare merely followed their old poller
of letting mutually hostile sections of their
subjects fight out their quarrels without
Interference. On the other hand. It Is per-
tmeaable to suppose that the dwpletloa of
the Syrian garrisons by the constant drafts
to the Yemon and to Macedonia, where the
whole of the Ninth division Is now . sta
tioned, has made It impossible for the au
thorities to adopt any other attitude than
. that o Inaction. - f
A bl Pmaha Talks.
Arab! Pasha haa beea Intel view ad at
laat , Ha wag found in a dafciblyeh on the
Kile, the smallest and the shabbiest Of
' houseboats In fact. 4jd yet scare stx
years have passed sine this peasant who
Was for a fw tiirbnlent mh srA mjnA
wnMMm (t Vi 1nA tilt M.U.k- ta.. .
exile in Ceylon.
In the old days' when Arabt was a rebel
area a, pasha might be passing rich on 13,000
year. But, alas and alack for- the ad-
k-.fM TMHah m.1I . W i.
13,000 a year la to be a pauper In Egypt So
the exile found when he came back to his
, old home.
The paaha Is anything but happy. "I be
lieve the English to be a Just and an up
right people," he said. "Yet whan - con
sider my own esse I might be pardoned If
I denied these attrlbutea When I rose In
rebellion It was to redeem the land from
oppression, and I counted on the aid of
the English. We were too weak to oppoae
tae, might of Britain and I surrendered.
ma, the Intervention of the English aa d
Ufa and I undoubtedly owe my liberty
to the kindness of the prlnoe of Wale. But
to what end am I aparedT t am a pauper.
My children are clothed In raga and In win
ter muet iwear the raiment of summer. If
they are, sick I cannot pay for a doctor. I
cannot send them to the government schools
secure them good employment. Lord Duf
fe-rln promised me 0,000 a year, whereas I
receive only 13,000, and I have fifty persona
dependent upon me."
The paaha never was a rich man.- dnspita
tils opportunities. "All that I possessed was
aoo acres of land." he said. "Half I In
herited, from my father and half I bought
when land was HO or $15 per acre."
An oriental never knows ths meaning
' of compromise. Arabl wants hla land now
that he haa his liberty. After all. what are
DO acres among so many
. "I am an old man." eald the paaha, with
a volpe of deep solemnity. "On that dread
day, when all men come before Allah for
judgment I shall stand with the Prophet
by my aide and comfort Mr. Gladstone and
hla government. Th?n will It be known
that I have sought no sordid or personal
' end only Justice for my oppressed coun
trymen." ( British Rale Hot Liked.
"And what of your country In these
dayat" waa asked.
"It has progicaaed by leapa and bounds
under British rule. The khedlve and upper
classes are rich beyond the dreams of
avarice. Luxury aesaila you on all sides.
Men live in splendor who would not have
dared to exhibit their wealth years ago.
The, peasant, too, haa shared In this in
crease. He is no longer a serf to be beaten
and robbed and compelled to work with
"But do not imagine that the Brltlah
rul to which the people owe their liberty
and wealth la beloved. The ruling cJaaaea
. are hungry for power aa la the old daya
They are prepared even to spend money
to regain It, tor power often makes stronger
appeal than gold. And now a new gen
eration has arisen that knowa not the vlis
of the past. Is their eyes the British are
merely the servatua of the khedlve, and
the good la ascribed not to them, but to
the ruhr. .The peop'.e are hrnoreat and
give no thought to the affairs or gov
"But there la one thing that unites them'
all rich and poor alike the raith. We are
Moslems and would have over us rulers
of our own religion. When ths day of
trouble cornea, be aure that the people wlU
respond to the call of the Faith and not
a man In Egypt will stand by your side."
. Developing Africa.
Three British officers, serving in the
1-tOptian army, will accompany the Bel
Clan 'mission of engineers which la about
to survey the track of the future railway
between Lado, In ibe eastern Sudan and
the Congo State frontier. In accordance
with Uie recent BriUsh-Congoleee conven
tion. Acoording to a report recently received
(Continue ea Second Paga,
SUMMARY OF toe BEEi;;s CONTROL TRADE
flaaday, Febraary 1, WOT.
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rOTtKCAST FOR NEBRASKA AND
IOWA Fair Sunday and Monday.
hemperature at Omaha yesterday:
Hour. , Dg. Hour. Deg.
a a. m M i p. m
a a. m ai I p. m t
T a. m 31 t p. m &
8 a. m M 4 p. m
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10 a. m 40 p. m 43
11 a. m 44 7 p. m 42
Urn 46 , .
Burlington railroad la rushing In some
of Us employes tp protest against em
ployers liability blU In effort to preserve
the Burlington Relief association.
X. Page 1
Senate committee attaches Importance
to statement that guns fired at Browns
ville did not sound like those used by
regular army. X. Page 10
Congressman Klnkald announces in con
ference ftt Nebraska delegation he will
not support the judicial bill unleas It
provides for holding court In the Sixth
congressional district. Page T
Senate discusses ths army appropriation
bill and devotes considerable time to
question of securing lower rates for mov
ing troops and supplies. Page T
Prealdent Bposevelt and San Francisco
School board agree that an' understanding
can be reached that will eliminate all
danger of friction with Japan. X, Page
Kearney is much intereated. In the pros
pect of the early conatructton of a con
nection between 8U Joaeph and Oraril
Island at Hastings and Union Pacific at
Gibbon, and believes transfer business will
be transacted at Kearney. X, Page 3
Funeral of Count Crelghton takes place.
St. John's Catholic church Is crowded
and memprial meeting at Crelghton Insti
tute BUs the hall. - X, Page 1
General Passenger Agent Lomax says
there will be no further changes in the
personnel at Upton Paclflo headquarters.
X. Page 10
Omaha society folks prepare for the
coming of Lent by fixing up a three-day
campaign that will keep all busy.
The committee of the General Federa
tion of Woman's Clubs issues a compre
hensive bulletin, suggesting reading for
the Individual member. - the . Individual
oluh and for the State Federation. Page
r . . tf - i - xOWJu ' . - " -
Three man killed and eight injured by
collapse of partly burned store building et
Odebolt. Ia. ' X, Page t
W. J. Bryan aooepte invitation to ad
dreea joint session of Iowa lsgtaiatare. -
' Nebraska university wins basket ' .ball
game' from Kansas by It to ia! - Page
.. National Base Ball commission makes
new rule prohibiting sale of drafted play
ers within year, If clubs from which he
is drafted wants hint at price paid.
PXaTAJTCB ! TRAJDB.
. Omaha rental agents say the demand
for houses is far in exceas of supply and
that building is not keeping up with the
requirement 6f the city. XX, Pars 1
A list of the queer happenings during
10 puts a lot of flotlpn out of business.
XX, Page S
Omaha live stook market. XX, Pegs t
Omaha grain market. XX, Page
Omaha general market. XX, Page a
New York stocks and bonds. XX, Page
Condition of Omaha's trade. XX, Page
' MAOA B SBOTXOXf.
In the Magaslne Section of this number
will be found a brief biography of Sam
uel Evane Rogers, the pioneer banker and
real estate man; Weldensall's letter on
Vienna and Prague; Eme Old Pictures of
Famous Singers; Gossip of ths Theaters;
Musical Note and Comment; Life Among
New York Socialists; Storm Doors as a
Feature of Urban Life; Seven Sopranos
Want to Sing Mlml; Monpccoan Minister
of War on His Country; Training Zebras
to Work; Art Parasols the Latest; Base
Ball Heroes Forgotten; Weekly Grist of
Sporting Gossip; Notes for the Autp Men;
The Muck Rake In the Bible; Some of
Cupid's Queer Capers; How Americans
Spend Money; Sir Norman Lockyer on
the Druid Circles. Tern Page
In ths Children's Section of this number
will be found Buster BroWn; The Busy
Bee' Own Page; Story of the Missing
Suit Case; Fluffy Ruffles. Poux Parse
UNION PACIF1CGETS LAND
raited States Ceart Awards Kaasas
Sail te Railroad Ceaapaay
TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. a. The United
States circuit court today awarded about
1.600 acres of Kaw valley bottom land
abutting on the right-of-way of ths Union
Paclflo railroad between the western boun
dary of Leavenworth county to within a
few m"es of Kansas City, Mo., to the com
pany. The Union Paclflo claimed SX feet
on each .aide of ths road ss right-of-way
under a grant by the government in 1S62.
The Union Pacific road 'never used more
than fifty feet as Its right-of-way and the
farmers have been using the balance. When
a double track waa constructed the Union
Paclflo extended its right-of-way fence 1M
feet on either side of the track. Suits were
Immediately Instituted by farmers abutting
to restrain the company utilising the addi
tional 150 feeC with the above result.
TRAINMEN ARE ARRESTED
Fear Pwreeaa Aeeaaea ! Belag Re.
apeaetbj fair Wreck la
OfiSINO, N. Y., Feb. a. The conductor.
, engineer, fireman and helper of the freight
train which is said to have caused tha
. wreck which occurred last night on the
I New Tork Central and which resulted iq
, the loss of two lives and ths Injury of sev
eral persona, were arrested today by order
of the coroner at Peekaklll.
Those killed In tha accident were Wil
liam Kirk, engineer, and James Armttage.
fireman, of the Montreal express, which
sideVtped the locomotive of the freight
train which bad run upon the meia I'
from thf freight track.
aUsohuriaa Province ia Fraction!! la
Eaada of Jabjto'a of tha HUiada.
BRITISH PORT SHACKLED BY ORIENTALS
Xalandera Hat it D.ffionlt for Wblte Kan
' to Trade with Katma.
CHINA TAUGHT EUH0PE iS UNNECESSARY
Army Equipped with Caat Off Sana of
Mikado' a Foroea.
REMEDY FOR OPIUM HABIT IS FCUND
Herb Sat eked with Drag Readers
Appetite Isanaaae Desire for JCda
eatloa Oatatrlpa Ability ef
PEKING, February a. (Special.) The
China Gasetts has the following to say re
garding the rule of the Japanese In Man
churia. "Japan has taken Russia's place In the
leased territory of Kuantung and Is mak
ing It unprofitable for a single white man
to go there. Japan using ths Manchuria
Railway company as ' Its Instrument Is
creating a monopoly in southern Man
churia which makes the snnexatlon of that
country only a matter of time. The port
of Newcbwang, a British open port where
Englishmen have handled the trade of Man
churia for nearly half a century, la being
so shackled 'by Chinese Ingenuity and so
flooded by thousands and tens of thou
sands of Japanese that the white trader
is doomed. The Japanese advance has
reached aa far north aa - Kuanchengtsu.
which is nearly too miles north of Port
Arthur, and from the limit of their rail
way sons they are now pouring men and
women by the thousand into northern Man
churia. The Chinese army is being armed
with cast off Japanese cannon and mus
kets, and Japanese officers . are. teaching
Chinese soldiers as much as It is deemed
wise for them to know at the present mo
ment; and In Japanese schools and acade
mies Chinese youths are being made to
believe that the European la now a to
tally unnecessary luxury and his continued
presence an Insult to the Chinese empire."'
Malay Op I ass Cave.
Repcrts were recently received of the
discovery of a cure for opium smoking In
the Malay peninsula. A more prolonged
trial than haa yet been possible will be
necessary before lta virtues can be pro
claimed with absolute confidence; but In
the meantime great enthusiasm la being
displayed by the Chinamen of the Malay
peninsula' who have taken up the cure.
Some interesting particulars bf the method
of administering the medicine have Just
been made public by Mr. Alexander, the
secretary' of the Society for the Suppres
sion -of the Opium Traffic. The anti-opium
drug waa discovered by accident by a young
Chin 'man out seeking herbs.- In error he
brought home styie leaves of a creeper
which grew. profWiV -In fSe locality and
when he experimented with It on himself
and a friend, who was addicted to the use
of opium It was found that tney naa ioi
their craving for opium.: The news very
quickly spread and patients soon . were
treated by the thousands ana oy ins tens
Of thousands with the new decoction, which
ia prepared by' boiling the leaves of the
creeper and la said to look and smell like
senna tea. The people came with twe bot
tles each.'. Into one of these on the first
occasion only the smoker puts his regular
dally dose of opium. Than day by day
he fills up this bottle from the other, thus
quickly lessening the proportion of the
drug and when he comes to ths medicine
the second time he no longer cares for the
opium. Those who are cured generally de
clare that when they leave off the medi
cine they experience some discomfort, but
nothing at all aftproachlng the distress
caused by giving urjjplum-emoklng In the
ordinary way. Some Nyvy they have a
certain sense of weakness In the lege, but
all affirm that the medicine destroys the
craving tor the opium.
There could be no surer sign ' of the
reality of the reform movement In China
than the rapidity with vrhich schools and
colleges are springing up In many dis
tricts. It seems, however, that the seal
of the reformers Is outrunning the activity
of the education department which seems
quite content - to avoid anything which
might be construed aa being in a hurry.
MEMORIAL "TO MATT HARRIS
Pre coarser ef La a 4 Lear Xera
Remembered by Prleads of
' the Moveaaeat.
DUBLIN, Feb. a. (Special.) The memor
ial to Matthew Harris recently unveiled
by Mr. John Dillon. M. P., recalls ths
prominent part played by Matt Harris
In the days of the Land League.
Long before Mr. Davltt raised ths banner
of the "Land for the People," at Irishtown.
Matt Harris had realised the necessity
for some popular organisation In which
the tenants might combine to fight the
power of the landlords, and subsequently
when the Land League was started he was
t iv. flrat ta throw In his lot with
jMr. Davltt and at once proved himself a
: stalwart and untiring comrade. Of. the
' many gifted speakers of those times none
could find ails way mora surely to the
hearts of an Irish sudlence than Matt
j If arris. His command of direct and
I homely eloquence, which was really re
, markable, won the unstinted admiration of
the Parnall ' commission. Matt Harris
' suffered msny terms of Imprisonment. In
!1W he was unanimously elected for Bist
Galway, which he represented In Parlia
ment until his death a few years later.'
KANAKAS ARE. INDIGNANT
Blsaes ( Melaasla Fears Treable
May Folia Retara ef
MELBOURNE. Feb. . Speclal.) The
bishop of Melansis, who eighteen or nine
teen years sgo was the famous Kent bata
man, Cecil Wilson, expresses misgivings as
to the wholesale deportation of Ksnakaa
from ths Queensland plantations tO( the
Smith Sea Islands, and has asked for-a
British man-of-war to be sent te the Solo
mon group as soon as possible.
j "Ths trouble Is brewing and Is likely to
break out at any minute. It will probably
begin when I.1 "boys' are sent back, and
I fear the Uvea ef the white people will be
In danger. It Is to protect the white set
tlers that I have asked for the man-of-war.
"The Kanakas are very wroth at the Idea
of being sent out of tha white man's coun
try and they cherish the Idea of retaliating
by turning the white maa out of their
DRUCE-PORTLAND CASE AGAIN
Hew Claimant te Ratate Deseala o
Teetlaaaay ef Via la
MELBOURNE. Feb. a. 8peclal.)-Oeorg
Hollamby Druce, whose case against Lord
Howard de Walden as the life owner of
estates of the fifth duke of Portland will
probably come on for hearing In England
during the next few montha. Is largely de-.
pendent upon t!je testimony of a woman
who states that she was for some years
private secretary of the fifth duke of Wel
The essential facts In this romantic case
are that for several years Mrs. Anna Druce,
who believed herself to be -the widow of the
eldest legitimate son of Thomas Charles
Druce of the Baker Street Baser, London,
made unavailing efforts to compel the con
sistory court to grant her an order to open
the grave of her husband's father In High
gate cemetery. In this grave, she alleged,
was burled, not the body of Thomas Druce,
but a quantity of lead. Druce, she said,
was really the fifth duke of Portland, who
did not die until 1879. Unfortunately for
Mrs. Druce. the facts as to the death of
Thomas Druce were sworn to by doctors
and a housekeeper and the courts refused
to grant ths order.
The Druce case waa just beginning to
lose Interest - when a new claimant ap
peared in the person of George Hollamby
Druce, an Australian carpenter. He claimed
to take an Interest In! the Portland claim.
Inasmuch aa he was the oldest son of the
eldest son of Thomas Charles Druce by a
first marriage with Elisabeth Crick mer.
According to the Hollamby Druce claim,
this marriage was a runaway match be-1
t'wean T. C. Druce, described as a linen
draper, and a school girl heiress with a
fortune of $75,000. The draper Is said to
have appeared from nowhere, a handsome
young man, without friends or relatives.
For three years he lived with his wife,
spending her money freely. In 1820 his
wife's fortune having disappeared, he de
serted her and ,har children.
For fifteen years the Druce family at
Bury St. Edmunds heard' no more of their
father. In 1835 he seems to have suddenly
repented of his desertion and on discover
ing that the ship on which the father of
the present claimant was serving bis ap
prenticeship was lying in the Thames he
went down to Graveaend to see his 14-year-old
Now. for the first time the Druce family
learned that 'the missing father was the
proprietor of a baxar' in Baker atreet. The
boy was taken there, educated at a naval
academy, and again sent to sea. His sister,
the aunt of the claimant, was also sent for
and lived for many years with her father,
who now appeared as. a gentleman, with a
residence at Brighton, a hunting box In
Leicestershire and a country seat at Hen
don. The question the courts are now aaked
to decide Is: Was this man Druce. the
owner of the baaar, grandfather of George
Hollamby Druce. really fifth duke of
NEW LINE OF, STEAMSHIPS
Irelaad Hears that . Effort la to
. Be Made to RedacO
. Time. .
DUBLIN. Feb. . (Special.) From Lon
don to Halifax In fcur days is the latest
AtlanUo scheme, and it is one which haa
captured theimaglnatlon of the people
of Ireland in this speed-worshipping age.
Whether the project Is financially prac
ticable must, be left to experts to decide;
that Its success would be beneficial to
Ireland to Canada ls not to be doubted.
Briefly stated the scheme Is aa follows:
"It proposes to bring a new port Into being
on the ' west coast of Ireland and start a
weekly service of twenty-flve knot steamers
running between It and Halifax, which
should cross the Atlantic In three and one
half days. The port seleoted la In the ex
treme northwest comer of the county, of
Mayo In one of the sheltered ecesses of
the land-locked Blacksod bay, close to the
little township of Betlmullet. There a per
fectly natural harbor Is waiting for the
engineer with deep water free from shoals
and rocks, easily accessible in all condi
tions to tide and weather and thoroughly
protected from the fury of the Atlantic
gales by the Island of Achtll. which lies
across the entrance of Blacksod bay. It
Is one of the scores of negleoted natural
harbors on the deeply Indented west coast
of Ireland, which have never been de
veloped by Irishmen because never required
by the resources and the Industries of the
country; bitt it Is proposed to bring Bel
mullet Into railway communication with the
rest of .the world by means of a line
through Balllna and Sllgo to Londonderry
and Belfast and so Into 'Connoctlon with
the Scotch and the north of England
NOVEL UNIVERSITY IN PARIS
Pets aad Pass Give Place
Greek aad Latla la One
PARIS. Feb. a. Special. ) A "university"
for women haa at last been founded In
Paris. Its doors have Just been thrown
open to the general public.
The foundress of the new feminine ven
ture is the daughter of the late M. Fran
deque Earcey, now ' Madame Brlsaon, wife
of M. Adolph Brlsaon, editor of the "An
nales." Madame Brlsaon has shown a sur
prising amount of energy in organising
her institution. She has obtained the pat
ronage of an imposing committee of which
M. Alfred Mexleres is prealdent and which
comprises half the members of ths French
academy together with members of other
various learned Institutions Including M.
Gabriel Faure, director of the Conserva.
tolre; M. Paul and M. Mounet-Sulley. Many
of theae are also Included in ths Hat of
lecturers, and the subjects to be taught
are not in the remotest way , connected
with Greek and Latln. ..
The "university" is to teach housekeep
ing, which holds the place of honor among
the subjects, ths others being lessons In
dressmaking, "oours de coupe," millinery,
hygiene, morality, general history, the his
tory of music and literature. Thus while
practical matters are first attended to the
others are not neglected.
HAIL BREAKS OPEN ROOFS
Aeras af ladia Rahher Plaatatleas
Destrayea by Cyelana la
East A fries.
L1BBON, Feb. a (SpeclalV-Addltlonal
advices from Lourence Marques show that
ths cyclone which recently devastated
Portuguese East Africa waa eves worse
than at first reported. Some of the hail
stones which fell were as large aa billiard
balls. They penetrated the roofs of the
houses and injured many people.
Crops everywhere have been seriously
damaged and acres of India rubber planta
RAILROADS ARE BUSY
Eurliocton Btuhicc Errploveain toOppoia
Emplorera' Liabili'y BilL
SAME TRICK TURNED TWO YEARS AGO
Stalling Eoraea An th 8ame Onea TJiad
for tie Fvrpoaa Than.
DO NOT REPRESENT SENTIMENT OF MEN
( bject of Mora ia te Save tha Burlington
OMAHA MUST CET TOGETHER OR LOSE
Ke Hope for Aaaexatloa with Three
.Bills la the Field, Each Dter
ag Materially from the
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, Feb. a. (Special.) A big
bunch of railroad employes will be relieved
from their usual work Monday and sent
to Lincoln by the officials of the Burling
ton railroad to do political work. They
are coming for the Burlington to protest
against the passage of an employers' lia
bility law and they will come under agree
ment to tell the legislators they are regu
larly employed by the Burlington and are
speaking for their fellow employes.
During the last week employes have been
sent over the line of the Burlington to a
number of shop towns. Including Wymore,
Plattsmouth and other places and several
employes from each town have consented
to come to Lincoln at the expense of the
road and knock on. the liability act Theae
men have been Induced, some 'of them
against their will, to do this, and while
they will say they are talking for the
employes, there Is sufficient evidence at
hand to show they are talking wholly for
the Interest of their employers. In Lincoln
now are a few engineers fighting the pass
age of such a bill, among them Sandhill
Moore and Engineer Beatty, who while
working as railroad engineers aVe more
thoroughly recognised and Identified as po
litical engineers of the Burlington. They,
of course, oppose tha passage of such an
act and they will take charge of the dele-
gatlons of employes when they arrive.
v - '
' Move to Save Relief Asaoelatloa.
The main object of the Burlington In op
posing the bill Is to save the Burlington
Relief association. The employee are com
pelled to belong to this association, which
pays all clalma for damages for accident or
death and thus relieves the Burlington
road from suits of Injured employes, as a
settlement with the association prevents
suit against ths road. So far the relief
association haa more than paid the dam
ages and thus the road Is saved this
amount of money. ' In other words, the
Burlington compels Its employes to pay
their own claims for damages. The enact
ment of a fellow servant or employers lia
bility law would enable the Injured em
ploye to get full damages from the rail
road. . -.. ' .
Tha Brotherhood of Railroad Conductor
has Introduced- a liability bill and among
the railroad employes who have endorsed
the measure are Conductor Maeomber, who
Is here working for It, and Tony Donohoe
of Omaha, who waa here at the beginning
of the session. The Burlington railroad
haa men here drawing, regular salaries aa
employee to kill this bill. The republican
state convention endorsed a liability act,
and, of course, one will be passed, but two
years ago when a measure was pending to
reduce the hcure vf work of railroad em
ployes, the Burlington rushed a lot of em
ployes In to protest and it was killed be
cause the members of the legislative com
mittee thought the railroad employes were
speaking for ' their fellows. They found
out later, however, they were talking for
the Burlington officials. Engineer Moore
headed the delegation then as well as now.
Omaha Mea Maat Get Together.
Strong sentiment exists here that unless
the Omaha delegation unites behind one of
the three consolidation bills, no legislation
will be enacted providing for the annexa
tion by Omaha of South Omaha, Mike Lee,
in his bill provides the two towns shall
vote on the proposition, and the consolida
tion shall be consummated If the proposition
carries In both towns. Harvey's bill takes
In South Omaha without a vote, but only
after the terms of the present officers ex
pire, while the bill Introduced In the senate
annexes the Magic City right away, and
provides for a new election of officers by
ths consolidated cities. Monday night haa
been set apart for a discussion of the bills
before the committee on elties and towns,
and It was teported here today that a big
delegation was coming down from Omaha
aa well as from South Omaha.
W. G. Ure came down from Omaha this
morning and, with Representative -Clarke,
spent the day looking over the reports
filed with the state auditor by the various
railroad companies during the last year.
Mr. Ure Is helping Mr. Clarke get up some
statistics on ths taxation of railroad ter
minals In support of the Clarke bill, which
Is now pending In the house.
A bill will be Introduced shortly ap
propriating 15,000 to nay the discoverer of
coal In Nemaha county. At this time two
men are claiming the reward,' though
neither hss done anything except to file an
affidavit that It belongs to him, because no
appropriation has yet been made to pay the
claim. The land on which tha coal Is lo
cated Is owned by one party, while It waa
discovered by another man who says he
has an agreement with the owner to pros
pect his land.
Maay Members Go Heme.
Incidentally many more members of the
legislature went home this tlms than dur
ing previous sdjoumments, though so far
as heard from, no great number of passes
have been distributed, but It will cause the
pledge-keeping republicans to be a little
more on the lookout when the terminal
taxation bill and the state wide primary
bill comes up for consideration. Most of
the members who stayed here visited the
asylum and the state farm Xlurtng the day.
Repablleaa flab Baaaet.
A large part of the members of ths legis
lature will attend tha banquet of the
Young Men's Republican club next Tuesday
night Ths banquet will be held at the
Llndell hotel. The program Includes the
following speakers: John N. Dryden of
Kearney toaatmaater; Adam McMullen of
Beatrice, "Constitution"; WilJIara Hay
ward. Nebraska City. "Direct Vote"; Sam
uel N. Rlnaker, Jr., "Young Men In Poll
tics"; Frank S. Howell, Omaha, "The Na
tion's Heritage"; George W. Wiltse, Cedar
county. , "The Politicians."
Samuel N. Rlnaker ia a student of the
university and Is a son of Samuel Rlnaker
of Beatrice. Hs haa made a splendid re
putation as a speaker and debater during
his two .years in the university. Among
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WOMAN KILLS PHYSICIAN
Dable Tragedy la Kansas City
Doctor's oaiee Is Dae to lasaae
KANSAS CITY, Feb. a Dr. Everett H.
Merwln, a prominent physician and surgeon
of this city, who had spent several years
on British steamships as a surgeon, end
Miss Maud Slater, aged S years, a patient
of the doctor, were found dead In Merwtn's
office In t,he Hail building today, and all
available evidence points to the theory
that the girl shot and killed the physician
and then committed suicide as the result
of an Insane jealousy. Each had been
shot through the head, and a pistol was
found near the extended right hand of the
girl. The doors of the office were locked
and neighboring tenants of the building
who heard the sound of shots In Dr. Mer
wln's office were obliged to force an en
trance to hla apartmenta The aged par
ents of the girl, who live at S6 Virginia
avenue, when they were apprised of the
death1 of their daughter several hours after
the tragedy had occurrred, said that she
was a patient of Dr. Merwln and that she
had announced before aha left home today
that ' she Intended to go to the doctor's
office for treatment They knew nothing
of any other relation ' than that of phys
ician and patient existed between their
daughter and Merwln.
It Is stated that Dr. Merwln had ex
pressed annoyance to some of his friends
because Miss Slater frequently wrote him
letters, telephoned to hfrn and In other
ways thrust her attentions upon him. He
even charged that through a feeling of
Jealousy MIbs Slater had published an an
nouncement pt his engagement to another
woman. The announcement was most em
barrassing to Dr. Merwln and the young
I woman concerned, and both promptly de
j dared It to be false and said they were not
"iMjtimuie iitt ins puuueauon.
Dr. Merwln, who was 38 yetrs old, Wat
one of the most promising young phraicltins
In the city. He waa treasurer of a homeo
pathic college here and had an extensive
practice. He studied medicine and surgery
in London and In 1898 he became the sur
geon on the British steamship Sobo, which
cruised 'around the South African coast.
Later he served In the same capacity cn
the British steamship C&lenda. He has
spent most of his life In this city, where
his parents live.
COMMISSION. AT ST. LOUIS
Mr. Clemeata Hears Complaint of
Merchants Against Hay aad
Cfrala Frelaht Bates.
ST. LOUIS. Feb, a. The Investigation by
Interstate Commerce Commissioners Clem
ents and Harlan Into the complaints of
commission merchants relative to consign
ment charges of two and four cents on
shipments of hay and grain from East' St
Louis to southeastern points was resumed
Testimony has been pbtained during the
hearing tending to show that the southern
freight association which Is an organisa
tion of southern lines, had largely con
trolled ' southern and southeastern rates
since 1906 'and that under Its rule the rates
have been Increased.
Today's hearing was conducted by Com
missioner Clement alone, aa Commissioner
Halan has gone to Indianapolis, where he
conducts a hearing ,today on matters re
lating to rates on coffins and fertilisers.
The hearing concluded today. T. C.
Powell, vice president of the Southern rail
road, one of the defendants, testified for
all the lines concerned, they being the
Mobile 4 Ohio, the Illinois Central, the
Loulsvillo ft Nashville and the St Louis,
Chattanooga A Nashville. '
Commissioner Clements departed tonight
for Waterloo, Ia., to spend Sunday with
Colonel Morrison, who was chairman of the
commission for many years. He will on
Monday proceed to Louisville for a hearing
and thence to Washington.
Much Information relative to the car
shortage situation has beeo gathered by
the commission during the last few montha
Commissioner Clements said he thought It
probable the commission would soon get
together and make a report to congress
that certain legislation be enacted which
would have a tendency to prevent a recur
rence of the car families.
ANXIOUS TO BEGIN SENTENCE
it Loots Forger Pays Expense of
Extra Trio of Sheriff to the
. I '
ST. LOUIS. Feb. . -Sheriff Nolle de
parted this evening for Jefferson City, hav
ing In custody Thomas V. Peck, former
chief clerk of the Board of Education, who,
on a plea of guilty of forgery In the fourth
degree, was yesterday sentenced to two
years In the penitentiary. . According to
regular routine It would be several weeks
before Sheriff Nolte took a consignment
Lpf prisoners to the penitentiary, but Peck
was so anxious to begin serving his sent
ence that he agreed to pay the expenses
of the journey to Jefferson City if the
sheriff would take him Immediately, and
his request was granted.
- Peck confessed that as chief clerk he had
carried on the payroll of the substitute
teachers for twenty weeks a fictitious name
of "Miss Mary Mills." He said that a
woman who had a hold on him and de
manded money received t&O by cashing
theae fraudulent checks. Hs gave the name
of the woman as Mrs. May Van Trump
and the police are searching for her. .
WANAMAKER'S LOSS IS HEAVY
Maay Valaahle Palatlags Destroyed,
hot Some Cat from Frames
- Were Ba-ved.
PHILADELPHIA. Feb. .-Fprmer Post
master Genersl Wanamaker, whose beauti
ful country home "Llndenhurst," at Jen-
; klntown, waa deatroyed by fire last night,
! said ' that he thought 11,600,000 is a fair
i estimate of the damage.
stroyed, Mr. Wanamaker ia thankful that!
the two great palntlnas by Munkacsy, '
or 1st Before Pilate end "Tl e Crucifixion"
weie savud. These masterpieces were con
tained in frames so massive that the paint,
lngs bad to be cut from their frames in
! order to save them. Thesa pictures alone
, are worm iw.wu. sir, wanamaaer s raraouaj
t paintings, "Breaking Home Ties" and
"Bringing Home the Bride, ' by Hovenden,
were not at Undenburat
NATCHEZ HAS HIGH WATER
Levee Breaks at Boagere, La, aad
Oaa Package Pleat la
NATCHEZ, Miss.. Feb. 0 The river
gauge thla morning registered 47.1 feet The
Natches Package company was compelled
by high wster to close Its planta Reports
from Bougere, Lav, say that the protection
levee has given away at the upper and
NT IS AT REST
John A. Crelghton Buried at Holy
Bepaloher Beside Eia Wife.
THCUSANDS"PAY H M PROFOUND TRIBUTE
Eich and Poor Alike Mourn Loea of One
Who Lored Them All.
FATHER DOWLING PRONOUNCES EULOGY
Fnnera Etrricea Harked with Impoilne:
Ritual of Catholio Church.
W. J. BRYAN AMONG NOTABLES ATTENDING
Fifteen Thoasand Persona, Members
of the Society of Jeeae, World
Over, Offer Prayers for
Count John A. Crelghton. honored clt'.aen
and philanthropist was laid at rest Satui
day beside his wife In Holy Sepulcher
cemetery, with religious rites and publio
honors befitting the life of the man and
the loss sustained by the community In his
death. Thousands of high and low gath- ,
ered at the Prelrhtnn ' home and Bt
John's Catholic church to Join In general
expression of love and sorrow for the man
whose name has been permanently estab
lished In the list of great jnen of Omaha
and ths west
The imposing funeral rites of the Roman
Catholic church, expressed In the requiem
high masa, the hlgheat exemplification of
Catholic funeral services, wore performed
'In St. John's church. Twenty-fifth and
California streets, part of the university
founded by Mr. Crelghton. The church waa
crowded. A memorial service, attended by
700 students and members of the faculty
of Crelghton university and , others, waa
held In University hall, west of the church.
Thouaanda lingered In the nearby streets
during these services and remained In
silent homage to a great man's memory,
though they were unable to hear the Im
pressive service or listen to the masterful
tribute . paid by Rev. M. P. Dowllng,
president of the university.
Moarned All Over the World.
In his address President Dowllng . said
that over 16,000 members of the Society of
Jesus all over the world would hold maas
and offer prayers for ' Count Crelghton.
Wherever the Catholic faith Is established
the name of Count John A. Crelghton is
to be memorallsed through the offices of
the church. This is an honor seldom con
ferred on a cbmmunlcant of the Roman -Catholio
As early as 8 o'clock Saturday morning a
crowd began to assemble at the Crelghton
home, 404 North Twenieth street while'
others gathered at the church doors early.
Shortly after SJO the funeral procession
was started from the home, the route being
south on Twentieth to Dodge, thence west
to Twenty-fifth and north to the churoh, this '
being done on account of the length of the
cortege. The procession was led by 700
students and teachers of the various de
partments of the Crelghton university. Fol
lowing were William Jennings Bryan. Dr.
George L, Miller, T. C. Byrne, F. H. Davla.
P. E. Her, Edward Hayden. Mayor James
C. Dahlman. John F. Coed, Judge O. W.
Doane, Henry. W. Yates, Dr. A. W. Riley
and Judge E. Wakeiey. the honorary pall
bearers. In carriages. The hearse followed
with a guard of honor, being the active
pallbearers and grand-nephews of Count
Crelghton. These were: Edward A.
Crelghton, Frank A. Furay. Charles H.
Furay, Edward C. McShane, Arthur J.
McShane. Thomaa J. McShane, E. Leo Mo
Shane, John S. McCreary. Frank. C. Mc
Ginn and Charles C. Cannon. Then fol
lowed nearly 100 carriages bearing rel
atives, city officials, district judges, near
friends and others. The procession reached
the churoh at W o'clock.
Ropes to Keep Crov.d Bark.
Ropes were stretched at the church to
keep the great crowd back. The accom
modations of the edifice were entirety In
adequate to accommodate the people who
would have desired to enter. After those
In the carriages and tha organisations that
marched In' the cortege bad entered the
crowd attempted to follow. The officers
had some difficulty In keeping the crowd
back as the church was already filled.
The doors of the church were kept closed
until the arrival of the funeral party. Stu
dents and a 'vast throng of others formed
a double column on California street while
the bier waa being removed to Its position
In the church. Sisters of Mercy from St
Catherine's convent were already tn the
church, in accordance with custom. To
the soft strains of tha opening of the
Gregorian requelm service priests and ush- .
era met the caaket at the door and marched
back to the altar. Father McOovern bear
ing the cross. The two Inside rows of
seats were occupied by pallbearers, rela
tives, city and county officials, sisters of
mercy and prominent cltisens. Ths church
had been draped In habiliments of mourn
ing and altogether the scene was one of
la the asetaary.
Very Rev. Henry Moeller, provincial of
the Missouri province of the Society of
Jesus, was celebrant of the mass. Rt. Rev.
Richard Scannell, bishop of the diocese,
officiated In the Cappa Magna robe, while
Rev. J. B. Furay of St. Louis, grand
nephew of Count Crelghton, was deacon of
the ceremonies and took part In the minor
offices of the service. Rev. M. P. Dowllng,
president of Crelghton university, delivered
an address of eulogy. President Dowllng"
address touched the hearts of his hearers
with his tsnder references to ths man who
looked on his wealth for ths good It would
do snd who had enshrined himself In ths
hearts' of his fellowmen In a manner that
was fully attested. While Father Dowllng
was speaking a pin drop could have been
heard as the eloquent words wers spoken.
Many an eye was moistened. It waa a sort
of crisis tn the community's hour ef grief.
Mr. Brysn. to whom Count Crelghton bad
been a dear friend, was visibly affected.
Bolema Absolatloa Over the Bier.
After the eulogy Bishop Scannell per
formed the solemn absolution over the bier,
others assisting In the service were: Very
Rev. J. Jen net te. Rev. P A. McOovern.
Rev. Jamea Aherne of South Omaha and
Rev. Paclflcua Kohnen, superior of the
Frsnclacans In Omaha. Rev. J. W. Bten
sen, assistant pastor of St Phllomena'i
cathedral, was master of ceremonlus. Other
priests occupied places with the officers,
of the maas. The Gregorian chant waa
rendered by a male choir, consisting of
Rev. N. Ifronsgeest, Rev. Splerman,
Rev. A. Wise. Bev. W. Whelan. Rev. V.
Feld, Fathers Q lea son and Tierney, Prof,
Lomasney, Harry V. Bu-kley, George
Petera. Michael Btagno, John Jamleeon,
Clinton Miller, Bert Leery. John A. Cor
nish, Ed Daw, Sherman McCaffrey, Harold
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