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    The Omaha Daily Bee
Tbat U Alleeed to Be Tree Hietorj of
i',''' Addrew by French Episcopate.
Did Hot ' Believe Pope Wouli ApproTe
Frepoied Model Contracts.
Indonememt Ewuied and AddrM Fub
lisaed Without Their Knowledga.
Horn Diln th Coatraet Accepted
ErtrrwktT la France or Hot
AIlBndorsemeut by Pop
PARIS, Feb. lO.-Th Terr prlnU what
It declare to bo the tru "7;. of the ad
dress of th French eplsM;? foposing
modal contracts for churches.' V lng to
this account which bear Inter.. ence
(.1 authentic, tha ultramonu "ho
are In the majority In the plco f't
. .. - i . S V. & .t.ti
but agreed to submit to the Vatlcarf '
question of contracts which the moderaV..
proposed. In the belief that It would .not br
acceptable there. Mgr. Dadolle, archblahop
of Dijon, and Blehop Touchet took the min
utes to Rome and Cardinal Merry Del Vai.
papal secretary of state, told them the pope
was willing to accept the principles of the
contracts If absolute solidity was shown,
but that this decision must come osten
sibly from the episcopate, as he could not
publicly Intervene. '
Thereupon, the Temps says, the address
was drawn up and submitted to the pope,
Who with his own hand supplemented the
clause speclnylng that the contract must
be accepted everywhere, "or we do not wish
It anywhere." The document, the papsr
ays, was then brought to Paris and Issued
In the name of the entire episcopate, al
though many of the bishops never saw It
until It was published.
Reams for Aaatrla'a Veto of Election
Of Cardlaat Ram poll as
. Fope.
ROME, Feb. M. Prima Levi, who was
secretary to the late Premier Crlapt, adds
to the memoirs of the late Prince Hohen
lohe by publishing letters written by Card
inal Hohenlohe, a brother of the chancellor,
who lived In Rome. From those letters It
appears that Cardinal Hohenlohe suspected
the Jesuits had tried to poison him because
he was too liberal in endeavoring through
his Intimacy among ' leading statesmen.
chiefly with Crispl, to bring about an under
tandinv between the Vatican , and the
Cardinal Hohenlohe, on June 24, 1885,
rote Pope Leo, saying: "God has ar
ranged things so that the church cannot
retake the temporal power. The salvation
of souls demands that we submit and re
main tranquil In the ecclesiastic sphere."
. The pope's departure from Jtaly was
Spoken of owing to friction over the monu
ment to Giordano Bruno, the philosopher
who was burned at the stake In the Campo
del Flort at Rome as a heretic. Cardinal
Hohenlohe wrote to Pope Leo: "Crispl has
. asked me to Inform you that If you wish
to leave he will not oppose It, and will have
you accompanied with all honors, but that
your holiness will never be allowed to re
turn to Rome."
Cardinal Hohenlohe also discussed with
Crispl and Foreign Minister Blano the best
way In case of a conclave to prevent the
election of Cardinal Rampolla as pope.
Italy, It was contended In this discussion,
could not act without appearing to mini
mise ths spiritual sovereignty and Inde
pendence of the church, neither could
Germany, because It was a Protestant
power, and Austria alone was in a po
sition to act. Blano drew up a memorial
which Cardinal Hohenlohe sent to his
brother, who was then the German chan
cellor and this memorial probably was the
orlrln of the Austrian veto of Cardinal
Rampolla at the last conclave.
'teems to Ho Courting; Trouble with
Germany aad the Valted
PORT AU PRINCE, Haytl, Feb. 10.-R-latlona
between the government of Haytl
and Germany are strained owing to the re
fusal of the Gorman bankers, Hermann
Co.. by direction of the court at Port Au
Prince, to return to the Haytlan govern
ment large sums of money alleged to have
been obtained fraudulently. Among the al
leged transactions of Hermann ft Co. with
the Haytlan povernment was one said to
have proved favorable to the government
This was concluded by the Haytlan min
ister of finance, the German legation and
Hermann ft Co. The German minister de
manded that this transaction, as well as
others, bo annulled, but the Haytlan gov
ernment, in terms that the Oerman min
ister deemed offenslvs, refused to acqui
esce. The Oerman minister at the same
time demanded the withdrawal of the
phrase objected t6. This was also refused.
Fears are entertained here of grave com
plications enoulng.
The Official Monitor recently published
notice of the expulsion of Mr. Mansour, an
American cltlien. but Mr. Furalss. ths
American minister.
ucusvuiB mi call tor
the man's expulsion unjustified, asked for
the withdrawal of the order. This, ho
ever, was refused and Mansour has left for
New York. The soul of the American leg
Hon has been placed on hla shop.
Kefcaal Pasha to B Baulsh4 at !
Demand of the German
cial cominlHslon of Inquiry ordered by th
sultan to examine into the charges against
PobtnUPasha, chief of th secret police of
the palace, who. It waa alleged by th Gor
man embaavy recently, caused the seisure
bf a ship's cargo destined for Hamburg, ha
concluded Ita work. Th German embassy, I
at th sultan request, waived a public trial. Sir Robert Hart, director general of Chinese
but lnsieted that Felimt-Pasha be ban- Imperial customs, will leave China for Eng
Uhed. which. It Is understood will be don. land at the end of February on a two year
aa th sultan Is convinced that Emperor j leave of abaeneo and that he Is not likely
Wills m is strongly backlrur up th German ! ever to return. This is regarded as the ouU
embassy's demaud tor tho punishment f com of th appointment last summer Of
th tAitlat I chin as c us turns ootnmiasionera.
Moaday, Febraary 11, lOT.
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IOWA-Fair Monday and Tuesday.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
Hour. Dpk. Hour. Dog.
t a. m 37 1 p. m 89
a. m 87 I p. m 40
7 a. m 37 t p. m 41
( a. m 4 p. m 40
a. m 15 6 p. m ft
10 a. m 34 p. m 8
11 a. m 37 t p. m M
11 m 38 8 p. m 38
p. m 87
Present plana are not to place Mrs. Harry
Thaw on witness stand Monday, but to
give her a day to rest frpm strain of
recent experience. Page L
California delegation which la confer
ring with president in Japanese episode,
declares It stands Irrevocably for exclu
sion of Japanese coolie labor. Page t.
Fifteen year pld girl bound and gagged
' some miscreant In her father's room
Hlldreth. No motive known for the
.1. Fag
Subcommittee of Nebraska legislature
has had ho meeting since It was named
to, draw up the primary bill. Page 1.
Rev. R. B. H. Bell of Church of the
Good Shepherd advocates frpm pulpit pas
sage of child labor law. Pag 8.
Paris Temps publishes what purports
to be Inside history of offer of French
bishops to lease churches In which it as
serts the ultramontalne section was out
witted. Fag 1,
Bill before the Iowa legislature modeled
after the Nebraska law which Is Intended
to prevent grain dealers from combining
to fix prices. 'age a.
Belief that Oppoaltfoa to Cabinet Has
Bees Successful in "Most
, Cases.
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 10. Elections
were held today 1A nine large cities (Mos
cow, Odessa, Tlflls, Kasan, Vllna, Yekater
lnoalav, Astrakhan, Kishinev and Yarastav)
of the twenty-four which send members di
rect to Parliament Moscow having four
members and the other cities one each
In accordance with -Russian Ideas the
counting of the votes has been postponed
until tomorrow and definite results of the
elections are unknown, but the Indications
everywhere sire of a" victory for the dpposl
Uon. In several cities, notably Moscow,
the question Is whether, the election has
been carried by the constitutional demo
crats or the socialists. The chances of the
socialists In Moscow are "favored by the
results of the workmen's elections. In which
nineteen social democrats were chosen.
Elections of peasants, land owners and
workmen were also held today In several
provinces, but no resutts have been received
that change the forecast sent In these dis
patches last night, the figures of which aro
confirmed by the statistics showing oppo
sition victories. The Regg, the constitu
tional democratic organ, claims 106 seats In
European Russia, not counting four In
Rostov-on-Don City, seml-Patlnlnskl,
Turglnl and Astrakhan, which were In
cluded In the forecast of the Associated
In spite of the evident orpoeltion char
acter of Parliament, Premier Stolypln .Is
quoted as saying that he hopes to nurse
along until summer before a dissolution Is
necessary, but general opinion Is that the
constitutional democrats will be unable to
hold their radical colleagues in check and
that ths new parliament's life will not ex
ceed two months. The expectation that the
dissolution of parliament would be followed
by a change In election law is denied by
Premier Stolypln, who says he believes
this would be unconstitutional.
MOSCOW, Feb. 10. The elections today
were a struggle between the constitutional
democrats and socialists and the probabil
ity Is that neither party secured an abso
lute majority. Btrong forces of police were
messed In the vicinity of the polls and all
agitation was suppressed. As a result of
these measures the police stations were
Jammed with agitators before noon. There
were mounted patrols In all the streets, but
despite this there were frequent collisions
between conservative and radical voters.
Nobody was seriously Injured.
President of Hondaraa Hold Respon
sible for Central American
MANAGUA. Nicaragua, Feb. Kk-Advtcea
received here are to the effect that It waa
President Bo nil la of Honduras who broke
the treaty of Corlnto, which provides for
the arbitration of questions In dispute be
tween the Centra American republics, and
that as a result of this the tribunal which
was sitting at Ban Salvador In an endeavor
to settle the differences between Nicaragua
and Honduras, was dissolved.
PANAMA, Feb. 10. Francisco J. Nerhoaa,
fhlluan minister to the Central American
j pun,, who t, m thl, cUy on Wliy
i vlnarJo. aaid to the Auo-JaM Pnu
w- VTT. . , ,
w "Before my departure from Coat a Rloa
for . . , , . T , .
j last Wednesday I offered my service to
arbitrate the questions In dispute between
Honduras and Nicaragua, In case th Ban
Calvador tribunal could not reach an ae
eeptable decision. Both President Bontlla
of Honduras and President Zelaya of Nica
ragua wired me such conciliatory mes
sage that I left believing' firmly that war
between the two republics would not re-
Director Goaeral of Caatom Take
Taeatloa 'Whlek Is Likely ta
Bo PerasMsL
INDON. Feb. 10.It I announced that
Memben of All Parties Join la Ghowinc
Him Token of Appreciation.
eaato to Vote oa the Twentieth on
the Basoot Case Oplaloa Prevails
lie Will Bo Allowed to
Retain His Boat.
(From a Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON. Feb. 10. (Special.)
There have been times In the past when
the house of representatives has gone wild
with applause, but on these occasions the
outbreak usually has been confined to one
side or the other. The outbreak whlctt
greeted Representative James W. Wads
worth on Wednesday last, when he de
livered his "valedictory" waa unique in
that every man on the Boor, democrats ss
well as republicans, without a single ex
ception. Joined In the remarkable demon
stration. It was at the conclusion of the consider
ation of the agricultural appropriation bill.
measure of which Mr. Wadsworth tins
had charge every year for the past twelve
sessions, that he addressed the house upon
the subject of the meat inspection clauses
of the bill of last year. His object was to
show to his associates by the testimony of
the authorities of the Department of Agri
culture that the measure as framed by
Mr. Wadsworth and his committee last
spring had accomplished exactly what the
administration. Senator Beverldge and the
people wanted. It has provided a com
plete and perfect Inspection of meat food
products and has restored the confidence
of the consumer in the cleanliness and
purity of the meats which he purchases.
Mr. Wadsworth probably will not again
have occasion to address the house during
the four weeks which he will remain a
member. His closing speech was a well
considered, dignified defense of the com
mittee over which he has presided so well
for twelve years snd as such met with
the cordial and hearty approval of every
man on tnt noor. it was a remaraaoie
ovation to an outgoing member; an ap
preciation of a man who has the good will
of every one' of his associates.
Nothing demonstrates the growth of the
United States better than the enormous In
crease In the annual appropriations for the
Department of Agriculture during the last
twelve years, the period covered by Mr.
Wadsworth's Incumbency of the chairman
ship of the committee on agriculture. The
total amount carried by the bill In the first
year of his service as chairman was ap
proximately three and a quarter millions.
while the budget for the fiscal year of
1908 In all amounts to upwards of twelve
minions, or nearly 400 per cent Increase
in twelve years.
Vote oa 8 moot Fi
On the 20th of the current month the
United States senate will take final action
on the case of Senator. Reed 8moot of
Utah, and on that date It Is expected that
the senate will give the Utah .senator a
clear title to the seat which ho has oc
cupled for four years. Never before In the
history of the United State senate, has
there been a similar can Senator ..Emoot
took the oath of. office during the special
session of the senate In 1903. A protest was
filed and the committee on privileges and
elections decided to enquire Into his right
to retain his seat. They examined a num
ber of witnesses during the following De
cember and "closed the case for the pros
ecution" a day or two before Christmas.
Chairman Burrows gave Mr. Smoot until
the 10 of January following 0904) to pre
pare and present his side. Senator Bur
rows announced that the committee waa
determined to secure a vote by the senate
during the then current session. .But no
attempt has since been mode to get an ex-
presslon of the senate Itself upon the points
at Issue until last week when Senator Bur
rows asked that February SO be fixed as
the date for the final vote.
Uw Favors ronarreaamea.
Res-Inning March 4 the salary of a senator
will be tl.Vti a year, anil at the same time
the members of the house of representa
tives will draw 89.000, or 81,600 each more
than senators. This peculiar condition
arises from the clause in the appropria
tion bill which provides that each member,
not chairman' of a oonynlttee, may draw
8125 each month for clet cal assistance. In
the senate each senator has the privilege
of appointing a aecretary, .who. Is paid,
upon signing the pay roll, by the disburs
ing officer of the upper house. Up to the
present time, and for the last ten years,
representatives have been permitted to
draw 8100 each month after signing a cer
tificate tn which he declared that he had
paid or had agreed to pay that sum for
clerical help. Under the new law no such
certificate Is required, and If a member
can get a 'clerk for 83 or 850 per month
and many of them don't pay even that
much-hs Is from 87S to 8100 per month
ahead. ' It la estimated that fully 10 per
cent of the membership of the house have
so little to do that they require no clerks,
but no one la expected to refrain from
drawing 81,600 each year tor that reason.
The Item for clerical assistance went
through without much discussion none at
all In the senate and It probably will
result In an amendment to the law In the
near future which will require the names
of all congressional clerks to be placed
on the roll. Just like messengers, commit
tee clerks and doorkeepers.
Battleship for a Tara-et.
Efforts have been made during the last
few weeks to Indue the committee on
naval affairs to adopt a new Invention In
the way of explosive sheila Briefly, the
Invention might be described as an aerial
shall loaded with dynamite. The idea Is
to send a charge of the highest known
explosive against the protected side of an
armored vessel and explode It on the out
side. It Is claimed by the Inventor that
the explosion of a large charge of dyna
mite against armor plate, no matter how
thick, would result In shattering the pro-
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I tectlve belt, as well as the side of the
vessel Itself.
The committee on naval affair haa been
asked to authorise an experiment with th
! J"1'? T"t" " T"' . V"''
! claimed for tt comparatively little damage
j will result On the other hand, if the new
ah ell Is as effective aa claimed It will
I demonstrate the comparative usalessnes
of vessel or Ins Tsxa type.
The Texas was one of th first battle
ship built for th new navy. It I about
eighteen year old and has been a "hoo-
doo" sine it keel wa. laid. Mor accl-
uviiii n.yi.uN vu m.u iv nm lexa
than hav occurred In connection with any
other vessel in th navy. No officer care
for an assignment to It quarter deck, and
oven th "Jackie" fight shy of th Texas.
The vessel la obsolst. and th Navy de
partment as well as tha member of th
naval commute of coagrees, ar quit
willing to permit the experiment But It
I feared that If U should bo mad a target
(Continued on Booood Pa)
New York Comptroller Makes Serious
Caarwes Aaralast Hla
Pr e d ee ssor
ALBANY, "N. T.. Feb. I0.-Comptrol1er
Martin H. Glynn made public tonight the
results of an Investigation which he has
been making Into the cofTHltlon of the
stock transfer tax bureau of his office
with reference to the handling and dis
posal of 87.000,000 worth of the stamps
Issued by that department for use In the
transfer of stocks under the act of 1906.
According to the comptroller's statement,
more than 85.000,000 worth of the stamps
have been destroyed either In process of
manufacture or by actual burning, without
adequate record or supervision In the two
years since the act was passed and there
Is only the personal word of a single clerk,
salaried at 82.500 and not under bond, to
certify to the fact that they were destroyed
at alL The stamps were printed by
Quayle ft Son of this city. The plates
were In the custody of the comptroller's
representative and each day were delivered
to Quayle. The paper first used was of an
ordinary commercial sort, which Comp
troller Glynn said waa stored In the Quayle
shop under an ordinary lock In an ordinary
room, and while thet sheets were counted
out before printing I there was no safe
guard to prevent tlr being abstracted.
Moreover, the comptroller declares the
count of sheets does Lot tally, the explana
tion being that som of It was used for
other purposes. Tb1 first Issue was found
tn hj aiiaccntlhtji nf tcnnnti.rfeltlnB'. and in.
May or June of lasi year the printing of
these was stopped and a new issue was
begun on patent paper.
"When the new paper, which was to defy
counterfeiting, came, to hand," said the
comptroller, "It received no better safe
guard, but was left In the Quayle shop.
And the comptroller s seal with which the
bundles were sealed waa apparently as
carelessly treated." !
A statement was made to him by Wat
kins, the comptroller, he said, adding:
"He says that early In "October he took
all that remained of the old Issue of stamps
from the vaults dowa to Quayle's shop In
Green street, boxed them up and they re
mained there without guard or watchman
at least one night The safe deposit people
say, however, they were not returned until
December 2.
"There were over $2,000,000 In this lot,
$1.2B,m which had been returned by the
Bank of Manhattan, the official distributors
of the stamps, and 81.027,896 which had
never been Issued. I do not know how
long they remained at the Green street
shop, but according to Watktns' statement
they were brought back here to the state
house and on December 29, two days before
I assumed office, they were burned In the
furnace downstairs, without being counted
or checked up, and without witnesses, save
a clerk who was no way legally re
sponsible for their cire. The record of the
burning of December 29 was not entered
until December 31. the day before I took
Day Devoted to Muloa-tes to Departed
' t: .'- Mtntetiti -bkt.'vr:;':
'Body. . I
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10. The house to
day listened to eulogies on ths life and
character and publio service of the ,late
Representative Rockwood Hoar of Massa
chusetts and Rurus E. Lester of Georgia,
both of whom died during the last summer.
Mr. Loveriiig of Massachusetts presided
during the eulogies on Mr. Hoar. The fol
lowing delivered addresses: Messrs. Wash
burn, Greene, McCall, McNary, Lawrence,
Weeks, Tirrell, Loverlng and Gillette of
Massachusetts, Boutell, Illinois; Sherley.
j Kentucky; Houston and Butler. Tennessee;
Oloott. Parsons and Bennett, New York;
Murphy, Missouri; Chaney, Indiana.
The eulogies on Mr. Lester were par
tlclpated m by Messrs. Overstreet, Bart
lett, Livingston, Adam son, Hardwlck, Lee,
Bell and Brantley of Georgia; Burton,
Ohio; Burgess, Texas; Davidson, Wiscon
sin; Small and Thomas, North Carolina;
Herrmann, Oregon; Goulden. New York;
Sparkman, Florida; Lacey of 16 w a.
Mrs. Lester, widow of the deceased rep
resentative from the First Georgia district,
was , in the members' gallery. Mr. Over
street presided. On the completion of the
eulogies the house adjourned until noon
Record of Year Jast Eaded Greatest
ta the History of the
WASHINGTON. Feb. lO.'-The exportation
of Jron and steel manufactures reached
their highest record during the last year,
according to figures compiled by ths bu
reau of statistics of the Department of
Commerce and Labor. The total for 19oi
aggregated 8172,600,000, an Increase of 830
000,000 over the preceding year.
Practically every one of the Important
articles or group of article share In this
gain. Pig iron shows an Increase of 810,000,
bar Iron an Increase of 81,383,823, steel sheet
and plates, 20.000; structural iron and steel,
nearly 82,000,000; wire, 81,760,000; builder'
hardware, near 82,000,000; locomotive.
nearly 81.000,000; sewing machines, nearly
81,600,000; metal working machinery, more
than 3,ooo.ouo; mining macninery, more
than 82,000,000; typewriters, 8500,000; print.
tng presses; more than 8600,000, and bar Iron
an Increase of more than 81,000,000. Tin
plate haa passed the 81.000,000 mark In tha
ralu of Its expo nations, tha value of tin
terne plates and taggers tin exported ag
gregating In quantity 27.OW.677 pounds, val
ued at 81,001,688.
Tree Ar Solid Blocks of
Mack Saderlas; I
lea aad
OENEVA, Feb. 10. (Special.) Reports
from some sections of the Alps indicate
that snow has drifted to the depth of over
100 feet, the greatest record ever known,'
Th rain, freeslng as It fell, has at time :
formed coatings of Ice eighteen Inches 1
thlck, trees becoming almost solid block
of Ice.
Houses are so deeply burled tn the snow
that the occupants hav had to dig tun
nels and galleries In order to get out The
totegTmpo and telephone line. ar. down for
mile and th suffering In place ha been
In tana.
Pramotloa oa tka Katy.
ST. LOUIS, Mo, Feb. 10. Announcement
was made here tonight that C. Halle, traffic
manager of the Missouri, Kanaka A Texas
railroad, has bran appointed a vice preal
dnnt of the company in general charge of
the traffic department III headquarter
will continue to be in St. Louis. The ap
pointment waa made at a rreetlng of the
executive committee In Xew York Febru
ary a,
Wife of too Pr-'eoner Will lot Betnrn to
the Btend Until Tneeday,
Ranter Ono of Jarors Is Blek Orates
a, Beasatloa, bat lavestlsatloa
hows lllaoss Is Rot
NEW YORK, Fen, 10. Evelyn Nesblt
Thaw probably will not, as had been ex
pected, return to the stand tomorrow morn
ing wheit the trial of her husband tor the
murder of Stanford White is resumed. The
strain of the last few days. In which she
has been made to live again the hours
when, according to the confession she has
sworn that she made to Harry K. Thaw,
she was the victim of the architect's ca
price, has told severely on the young
woman and tonight It was stated that the
prisoner had come to her rescue and de
manded a respite for his wife.
On her visit to the Tombs Saturday Mrs.
Thaw told her husband that ahe had suf
fered greatly during the ordeal when her
association with White was laid bare, and
Thaw communicated the fact to the at
torneys. He told them his wife waa In bad
shape, and requested that she bo given an
opportunity to recover herself. Attorney
Delmas then set about to so arrange the
plans of the defense that Mrs. Thaw's prea
enco In court as a witness would not be re
quired until Tuesday.
If tonight's plans do not miscarry, Mrs,
Thaw will not be recalled until Tuesday.
and her cross-examination by District At
torney Jerome will begin Wednesday.
Another development today that startled
those directly concerned in the case waa
the reported Illness of a Juror. Visions of
a mistrial were soon dispelled, however, for
It was ascertained that the Juror's Illness
was not such as threatened to Incapacitate
him. Wilbur F. Steele, SO years of ago, a
manufacturer of gas appliances, has con
traded, a severe cold, but It Is expected he
will be able to go Into the Jury box when
the trial Is resumed.
Today may be said to have been Thaw's
best Sunday In the Tombs. He arose after
what he declared had been a restful night
tn good spirits and a hearty appetite. He
did not attend service In the chapel, but
spent the morning with the newspapers and
In reading the many message brought him,
Of these, one read: "Be brave."
Mrs, Thaw Objects to Delay.
Lata tonight it waa said that Mr. Thaw
was anxious to have the ordeal over as
soon as possible and had asked that she be
permitted to resume the stand tomorrow.
This was not promised, though it waa said
that possibly Mrs. Thaw might be called
Mr. Delmas' direct examination of Mrs.
Thaw probably will consume some hours.
The district attorney has been making the
most minute preparation for his croso-ex-
ami nation and was In conference today
with several persona, who, It is said, will
be called as witnesses.
When the ' thial Is resumed tomorrow
morning there ,1s likely to bo the liveliest
stilt between, the lawyer that has yet
marked tha trial. The defense will alL to
the Stand F. C. Perkins, a lawyer bf Pitts
burg who draw up Harry Thaw' will. Mr.
Perkins arrived here tonight Mr. Del ma
and his associate counsel have been flgur
lng out a way by which they can have th
will introduced, and they are confident
they will be successful. On the other hand.
j Mr. Jerome will strive 'to keep It out, and
a battle will be th result.
Tonight Captain Rlcketta, who Is now in
charge of the Jurors, announced that to
morrow no w,omen Would be allowed In the
court room, except those who had been
summoned as witnesses. He said that this
would be done because of the testimony,
and added that he would have an extra de
tail of court officers on hand to enforce this
Plttsbnra; Pastor Preaches on Event
in New York Court.
PITTSBURG. Feb. 10. Taking tor his
topic "The Blessings and Curses of Wealth
and Home," Rev. Dr. C. W. Blodgett at
the North Avenue Methodist Episcopal
church today made the Thaw case the
topic of an extraordinary sermon.
"Wealth need not be a corruptor of
morals,' he said. "It Is th vulgarity of It
that the world recoils from. Thl country
Is reading of the tragic scenes in the court
of Justice In New York with Intense In
terest "Pittsburg Is deeply Interested. Her on
th street of Allegheny the poor unfor
tunate wife of the chief actor played when
she was a girl. Across th river the hus
band, now on trial for the murder of a
man In New York, th revealments of
whose life makes you shudder with horror.
Spent his boyhood daya They both cam
from respectable families. On knew what
poverty was hunger for bread the other
when a mere lad spent enough money a
year to keep a dosen families. They both
go wrong.
"One, seemingly by th cruel hand of
fate, th other through love that was
blinded. All our heart bleed for them.
Will the father and mothers of thl and
other cities take any warning T
"W sing 'Where Is My Wandering Boy
Tonight r but where 1 your 'girl T At th
plaoe of amusement then decoyed Into
l om. .iMed study, then sorrow and a life
WOre than helL No higher virtue should
. be demanded of woman than of man. The
am code of ethics should apply to both.
"A lecherous scoundrel of a man. poor
or rich, should have th same treatment
as the ' abandoned women. Poor Evelyn
Nesblt Thaw ts not th only girl .that has
been ruined aa she waa.
"In th outcome of th trial .of Harry
Thaw, th reckless and unfortunate boy of
one of our most respected homes, millions
are Interested. What of th outcome of
the lads and lasses not grown to man
hood? Hearts are still to be broken and
homes made desolat and some of them
may be your.
"No stats can rise higher than th horn
and no church can be more Influential
than th firesides from which It member
coma The warning voice that come to
us over the clicking wire and th cold
type of th press Is: 'Hav a Jealous oar
of your boy and glrla Restriction Is far
better than unlicensed liberty and a mor-
el with purity better than wealth with
Editor Shoot a Gambler.
PENDLETON. Ore., Feb. 10. John P.
McManua, editor of the Pilot Rock Record,
shot and killed Robert Kates, gambler. In
the Pullman saloon on Mala street yester
day afternoon. No motive is known to
exist for the shooting, aa the men wer
not acquainted. It la presumed McManus
took Kates for another man. whom the
editor believed had robbed him last wek.
Postonleo Robbers Cantered.
ERIE, Kan.. Feb. 10. Three men who
blew open the safe In the postofflce here
early today and escaped with I'.OO In stamp
and money were captured at Thayer, Kan.,
later as they alighted from a train. They
irave the names of H. K. Reed, Chariea
Moran aad R. J. Low a,
Prealdeat Writes ten Baastestloas
for Dlseassloa at Mothers'
Coavoatloa. '
TRACU8E. N. Y., Feb. 10. Mrs. H H.
Merrill of this city, president of the New
York State Mothers' assembly. Is In re
ceipt of a letter from President Roosevelt
In which he defines the place of the tether
and the mother in the home. The letter
waa written In response to one asking sug
gestions for the council of mothers recently
held at Newburgh, and the state convention
to bo held in the fall. The president says:
For one of your topics how would It do
to Speak of the place for the father In the
home? Now and then people forget that
exactly as the mother must help the bread
winner ny oeing a gooa nousewiie so ine
father In Ills turn. If he Is worth his salt,
must In evry way back up tha mother in
helping bring up the children.
After all, the prime duties are elemental
and no amount of cultivation, no amount
of business force and sagacity will make
the average man a good cltlsen unless he
e a good husband and father and unless
he Is a successful breadwinner. Is tender
snd considerate with his wife and both lov
ing and wise (for to be loving and weak
and fonllah Is utterly ruinous) In dealing
with the children.
I think It a rritriA for the woman to
shirk her primary duties, to shrink from be
ing a good wire and mother, or course,
the woman should have the same right aa
the man to train her mind, to better her-
ought to follow some special vocstlon In
addition to (never in substitution for) her
home work.
But Just as the hlahest work for ths
normal mnn is work fur his wife and chil
dren, so the hlght-st work for the normal
woman la tne work of the home, where,
heaven knows, the work Is ample enough.
But I also feel she can do the best work
In her home If she has healthy outside In
terests and occupations In addition, and I
most firmly believe that ahe cannot do her
lull outy by her husband If she occupies a
merely servile attitude toward him. or
submits to ill treatment, and she Is quite
aa bad a mother If weak and foolish aa
if hard and unloving.
Lora-o Antoant of Work Taken from
the Division of Corre
spondence. WASHINGTON. Feb. 10. An Important
change In the administration of the Post
office department will become effective
about February 16, when the division of
correspondence will be divided and dis
tributed among other bureaus of the de,
partment Frank H. Hitchcock, first as
sistant postmaster general, recommended
the change tn his annual report, and it has
been approved by Postmaster General Cor-
"It la of the highest Importance to peo
ple who use the malls," says Mr. Hitch
cock, "that this change should be made,
Much purely legal work now devolving
upon the division of correspondence should
be transferred to the assistant attorney
general for the Postofflce department. This
requires careful study and application of
the law, and for an exact and comprehen
slve knowledge of many branches of the
law. It should fall, properly, within the
province of the principal law officer of the
"One function now exercised by the divi
sion of correspondence belongs appropri
ately to th third assistant postmaster gen
ral. r Thla . J the . . onf orooinaat of. th
statute, xelatlve' fo'lhe limit of weight of
mall matter. Experlenoe has demonstrated
the undeslrablllty of a divided responsi
bility In such cases.
"Another function of the division of cor
respondence to be transferred is the man
agement of the box rent and key deposit
business. This will go to the division of
salaries and allowances, where It formerly
was conducted."
Committee Notifies Senator Klttreda-e
and Congressmen Martla aad
PIERRE, S. D., Feb. 10. (Special Tele
gram.) Chairman Glass of the Investiga
ting committee tonight wired Senator Klt
tredge and Representatives Martin and
Burke that the committee was ready to
give them a hearing at their convenience.
Th telegram to Senator Ktttredge states
that tha chareea which have been made
against him are carrying friends on the
payroll without giving service, and other
Irregularities. That to Congressman Burke
makes no specific charge, simply Invited
him to appear before the committee. That
to Congressman Martin Is In response to a
query received and states that he is
charged with carrying his son on the pay
roll, and Irregularities, In the location of,
the national sanitarium at Hot Spring
and with irregularities In securing water
right. ,
The filings hav been made under the
j provisions of the anti-lobby law, the first
being President Zelthlow of the Dakota
Centeral Telephone system, and th second
being Stat Secretary Wtpf, who registers
tor the purpose of presenting to commit
tees his view In regard to corporation
laws and other law which he desires for
his department.
Police Speedily Stop Only Attempt to
Croato a Dlstarbane at tho
PARIS, Feb. 10. The Church of the Holy
Apostle, where the French Apostolic
Catholic church waa Inaugurated last Sun
day, was again packed to the doors today,
but there was no repetition of last Sun
day's disgraceful scenes. Police In plain
clothes were stationed at the doors, and
only one wa ths . services interrupted.
This was when a young man shouted
"Sacrilege." He and eighteen companions,
belonging to th society of "Young Royal
Uta," wer arrested on a charge of imped
ing liberty and worship.
Archbishop Vllatts, head of the Independ
ent Catholic movement tn America, an
nounced that a priest hereafter would be
ready to . officiate at baptism, marriages
and deaths, and that mass would be cele
brated dally.
' Troops Seat to Aid Destltato.
NAPLES. Feb. 10The government has
sent troop and assistance to Marina dl
Catanxaro. the fishing village on th Cala
brlan coast, where a tidal wave yesterday
destroyed 122 houses and rendered the
population homeless and destitute. The
conditions there are made more severe be
cause of Incessant rains. The storm also
did serious damage in the province of
Cosensa, numerous villages being flooded.
Mar Bomba Ar Found.
MOSCOW, Feb. 10. Another search at
th Moscow femal university ha resulted
In several unfilled bombs being found. It Is
reported that the eight girl student ar
rested In connection with the threat of the
terrorist to execute th death sentence Im
posed on Count Ignatleff, General Pavloff,
General Voo Der La unit a and Governor
Alexandrovsky hav bora tried by drum
head court martiaej
No Vesting of Butoemroktee Held Blnoe It
Wu Appointed to Craft Meuire.
Memben Simply Sj it Hti Bees Impee-
lble to Get Together.
benato Haa One More Day at It Disposal
for Ibit ttrpese.
Board of Pnrohaso aad Sappllea aad
Public La ads aad Balldla May
Hav Light Thrown on
Past Traasactloa.
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, Feb. 10. (Special.) The state
wide primary bill haa not yet been Intro
duced and neither haa th subcommittee
appointed to draft the measure ever held
a meeting. No satisfactory reason haa been
given for this, each of th member say
ing It has been imposalbl to get the oo re
mittee together. Unless something la don
by th subcommittee very shortly it Is
probable sums members of the house who
are anxious to get the platform pledge
enacted Into laws before the members get
split up on Individual measures, will
take step to are why the oommltte does
not make haste more rapidly. Notwith
standing time Is passing there Is no on
but who believes a primary law will bo
enacted, because It la In all of th plat
forms and even if the sixty days which
probably will see the adjournment of th
legislature passes by and no bill haa been
Introduced Governor Sheldon could very
easily call a special session, so th leg
islators could give to the people that which
they demanded and which has been prom
ised by the member. The senate has been
In session twenty-seven days and the house
twenty-eight days, leaving only twelve day
In which bills can be Introduoed tn th
house and thirteen In the senate. Th Joint
committees so far have only Introduoed -
the anti-pass and the S-cent rat bills, but
ths commission bill Is about ready to go In,
and even tf the Joint committee falls to
report a primary bill, the Dodge bill can '
be amende)! to suit the majority of th
lgelslatnrs. Clark ' and Thomas hav In
terminal taxation bill In the house and
senate and there Is no need of the Joint
committee getting. up such a bill.
Bearchllaht Belna; Primed.
A number of member have shown a dis
position to look carefully Into matter re
lating to the state's business and It con
duct by state officers and there I strong
talk of Investigations being started to look
Into th workings of the Stat Board of
Purchas and Supplies and of th Stat
Board of Educational Lands and Fund
as It waa constituted two years ago. A
rumor is . abroad that state . ofjloar. ara
shown oourtesie ,hy contractors not ex
tended to other Individual Snd some of
the legislators are anxious to learn whether-"
there is anything In the rumor or Just Idle
talk. The fact that the State Board of
Educational Lands and Funds buys bond
of other states through a middle man prob- .
ably has given rise to the rumors about
some of the transactions of this board, as
It was constituted four years ago and two
years ago, and some of the members want
to throw the searchlight on these trans
actions. So far no bill haa been put In to abolish
the 1 mill levy appropriated to th Stat
university though there is a strong senti
ment for the passage of such a measure.
In, regard to the 1 mill levy an Interesting
conversation was heard by a member th
other day which made him absolutely op
posed to appropriations by levy. According
to this member two people who wer work
ing for a levy for the state fair were talk-'
lng. One of them said:
"We can get the one eighth of a mill
levy passed. You see none of th member
' know wnat 11 means or tiow much money
! win five to th fair board and none of
I tho,e who wni PPo it haa got sense
enough to figure tt out."
Doe a Little Flcorlnr.
It so happened that the member who
heard the conversation did "have sense
enough to figure tt out" and he promptly
got to figuring, with the. result that not
only he, but a half dnsen or more of hi
friends are opposed and wilt be forever
opposed to appropriating money by levy,
especially when tt Is spent behind closed
1 doors and the vouchers are not endorsed
by the state auditor, but the name of the
president of the Board of Regents, stamped
on a certificate, la sufficient to secure a
warrant to pay the expenditures.
One of the most secretive and elusive
lobbies ever maintained In Lincoln Is th
Insurance lobby. At Its head la former
Land Commissioner Kent, a man named
Johnson and a man named Brian. These
men hav not tipped off, so far as any on
not directly connected with them, is con
cerned, what their business her Is. They
hold frequent conference with Attorney
Talbot of the Modern Woodmen and hav
been housed at the Llndell for three or four
week. Inasmuch as no radical Insurance
bills hav been thrown Into the hopper, It
is thought they ara keeping out measures
rather than looking after thoae already In.
As might havs been expected, th way
wa paved for th coming of th Bur
lington employe tomorrow to knock on
the paasage of a liability act by th Lin
coln Star, which had a lengthy editorial
this morning denouncing ths act and at
the asms time standing up for the Bur
lington Relief association. One member
of the ' legislature received from ' th
Order of Railway Conductor an endorse
ment of the liability act fathered by th
association and the endorsement waa
stamped with the seal of th order and
signed by Its officers, showing th dat of
th adoption of the resolution. He Intended
to show the same to th railroad com
mittee when the railroad employes sent In
by the Burlington offlclala appeared to
knock, but It ha been taken from his
desk and he cannot find It Senator Gibson
has received a letter signed by an engineer,
but whose name is not attached, favoring'
the bill and knocking on the Burlington
Relief association. Senator Olbson be
lieves the writer feared his Job would b
taken from him If his nams be cams known
and for that reason he did not sign th
Balk oa Bering; Slatate.
Considerable opposition has developed
against the appropriation of money to buy
statutes for the memtx-rs of the legislature
and for the state officers. It la argued the
stats officers can buy statutes out of their
office expense account and this legislature
baa no right to buy statutes for the next
legislature, but thl can be done out of th
incidental leglslaUv expense appropriaa