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t r The Omaha- Daily Bee VOL. XXXVI-NO. 210. OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 18, 1907. SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS. I f LOOIUSC INTO WRECK Co-onr and Diitrlct Attorn In-eaticst Sew York Bailroad Disaster. TWENTY DEAD, TWO FATALLY HURT Hundred sni Forty-Fir Injured, Fifty of Them Eeriouily. TRAIN RUNNING AT HIGH SPEED Motormsn 8ays He Was Makine About ' EeTtnty Kile a Hour. BODIES ARE HORRIBLY MANGLED Many of Thcss ((h( Between Third Rail aad Mala Track aad Wracked Cara Wen Dragged Ore Them, NEW YORK. Feb. 17. Twen' dead, two fatally hurt and 146 other 4. or le seriously Injured ia the Teault . A wreck of an elecuio express train orV,-l 7w Tork Central at 6th street and'y, r avenue last night. Of the large nun. - in4nrAi4 flrtv ir. afwnrdinar to hoSDttai s. police report, seriously hurt and the dofe. Hat mar be Increased within the next i 1 HI mm.y w iiivic w. ...... p twenty-tour noura. aiosi oi un - suffering from laceration or shock and will recover. Following la a revised list of the dead: The dead: MRS. FU5RENCE BRADY, Goldens Bridge. N. T. ' Misrt L1NIE KWEL1 Hawthorne, N. Y. MYRON B. EVANS, Whlta plains, N.Y. MRS, KATHERINE F. FARRAND, Pleusantvllln, N. Y. ' , . Ml ferf JESSIE M. JUBIN. White Plains, NMR8. MARY K1NCH, Chappaqua, N. T. CLARA L. HUDSON. Minneapolis. Mian. MRS. ANNIE H. MLAIN. widow. MISS ANNIE MOOR EH EA D, Brlarcllff Manor,. N. Y. '..., F. L. PAGE. White Plains, N. Y. CORNELIUS KELLY, North Balem. NROBERT J. ROBPOROUCH, Whit Plalna, N. Y. JUlJA W. BTORM. Bedford Station, N. Y. MRS. ISAAC U WEBSTER. White plains, N. Y. , M1H3 BESSIH SEE. Fleasantvllle, N. Y. MISS ANNIE B1EVONL White Plalna, N. Y. ELSIE t. WARREN, New York. NAtvi prjAijci, ...... ...... . MRS. DOROTHY W. PERRIN, New York. MH3. E. A. NEWCOMB, Pike, N. Y. Total, Ml Most seriously Injured: Ira J. Dutton, White Plalna, N. T., will recover. Emily Fendrock. Whlta Plains, N. Y.. serious. ' Miss Belle Fowler, Pleaaantvlll, N. Y., probably not fatal. Barak Merrtt. Pleasantvllle, N. oan geroua. w Margaret Mahoney, Purdy Station, N. Y. Mabel Bmith. aged U, Oneonta, N. Y.a probably fatal. Elsie Bnlften, Englewood, N. J., probably Uuldentinad alrl, unoonsclou In, Ford ham hospital. VlnrUila Doyla. New York. Leonard B. Green. White Plain. N. T. Mary Honnes. Katonah. N. Y. tlfevid C Hortpn nl son. , Mre. Udua 'rwnbroeck. Whit Plain. N. Y. Robert A. Jotkaon. New York City. Ernrat Knoll. Mount Klaco. In addition to these the "New .York Can , tral railroad ha a list of US name of per son said to have been Injured, but In the great majority of the? case th Injuries were so slight aa to be of little consequence and most of the 'person went at one to their bomea. Thla was a day of Investigation and In quiry by representatives of the district at torney' oflloe, th coroner and th police. When -daybreak cam th polio list of dead had increased to eighteen, an hour afterward there wer two more death re ported and tonight It 1 bellvd two more wilt b added. The cause of the wreck la a matter of speculation. All night Inspector Flood of . the police department. Coroner Bch wan neck e and Assistant District Attorney Smyth, together with other member of th district attorney's fore, endeavored to ascertain what brought about th de ' rallment With the clearing away of th wreck age Interest ha turned to what th u thprltle might do. Perhaps th most significant statement of the day wa th on mad to the Asaoclated Pre by Coro ner Schwennecka. ' He had secured a statement from Motorman Roger of th wrecked train. In thla. according to th Coroner, the motorman stated h wa run ning on schedule time when to accident occurred and admitted that tha speed of his train wa seventy mile an hour. Roger, said the coroner, declare he did not know anything wa . wrong until an eighth of a mil beyond th place of de railment. The train conalsted of a double-header motor coupled Into one engine, drawing five coaehea. Th first was a smoker, the second I described aa a power car, though It la commonly designated a a combina tion tagirag and smoker, and th three following were ordinary passenger coaehea. ' Oalaloa f tk Coroner. "It appear to me." aald th coroner, "that a spreading of the rail caused th dlaaater. I think on of th motor hit a action of th track with fore enough to cause it t jump off. The smoker followed and swung; tha oars following completely off the track, breaking the coupling. When th rear oars broke loose they ran wild for a distance and finally turned over." Tb smoker showed only little damage, but the ether cars gave evidence of the drag along the roadbed. When the wreck occurred the three rear couches, filled with passengers, were thrown on their right stde just above a harp curve at Woodlawn road bridge. The shock was terrific. People were hurled violently from their Seats and the most of those who were killed were pitched throogh the windows aa th ear slid on their side. The third rail held for a time, but finally broke with a flash and a roar, een and heard for a great distance. Be tween the wreck of th "current" rail and th main track th bodies ware wedged. They were held here a th car passed along arid In this way war terribly mangled. t Th relic hunter wa much In evidence today and this probably gave rise to tbe torle of ghoulish work. The police guarded the wrecked oar all day, but with daylight a large number of persona man aged to work their way to the coaches and cut oot piece of cushions, curtains and carpeting, eves) taklnc bits at glass from th broken windows. Netoreaaa Revise Estimate. Assistant District Attorney Nathan A. myth aald tonight that be had made his Inquiries, particularly on the speed of the train, whether a tire had been lost fronv ne of the motors and M to ths condition f the rails. lis said he found that one f th outer rails on the curve had been lorn up and that the heads of the spikes JCoutUaed oa tlenoM SUMMARY OF TUf DEE Monday, Febroary IS, lOT. 1907 February 1907 ua MOM nil WIS tmv mi gat ' i 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 II 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 10 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 m WI1TIIB. FORECAST FOR NEBRASKA IOWA Fair Monday. AND Temperature at Omaha yesterday: Hour. Dear. Hour. 5 a. m St 1 p. m.. a. m 3.1 I p. m. . 7 a. m 34 I p. m.. a. m ,H 4 p. m.. 9 a, m 34 & p. m.. 1 a. m 41 p. m.. 11 a- m 45 7 p. m.. U m 61 8 p. m.. I p. m.. ... M 57 ... r ... ." ... M :::! ... 81 DOMESTIC. Twenty killed and hundred and forty five Injured In wreck In New Tork City. rare 1 BZSRASXA, Hundred .thouaand acres of land to be opened for settlement In Cheyenne and Deuel counties May 1. Page a lEOXaitaTZTS. week at Lincoln promisee to be a '.. ". the republican will begin work on redemption of platform pr The caucus called for Monday nigi. is likely to be open, aa aome mem bers object to a secret conference. Page 1 Bllla Introduced In the Iowa legislature providing for the teaching of agriculture In all high schools In the state. Page 3 POBKIOV. Chancellor von Buclpw talk of political situation In the German empire. Pag Fate of the French cabinet will prob ably be decided Tuesday. Page 1 X.OCAX. Many Nebraskana who believe divorce law too lax favor Senator King' bill re quiring two years' residence, and point to It a mean of preventing establishment of divorce colonies. 'age Letters from Bee readers. Page- 6 , South Omaha preparing for Board of Education electipn despite rumors of change In charter. Pag S Bev. Newman Hall Burdlck preaches on need of church for men worker and men tion big missionary meeting in Omaha aa evidence of world's progress. Pag 8 Rock Island and Union Pacific run trains on their own track across Platte, but washout is now reported on Burlinif tpn at Oreepolls. Pag 1 WAsxrzraTcm. Senate will vote fn Smoot case Wednes day afternoon. Congress Is so far be hind In work on appropriation bills that night sessions will probably be neceesary. Page 1 Irrigation engineers talk of progress of work In the North Platte district. ... House will amehd immigration bill to exclude all coolie labor from continental United State and pas It today. Pa t BPOmxc. ' ; Krug Park bowling team win three game from Judy' Star. . Pag 3 Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Washington universities form . new organization for government of foot ball and other college sports. Pag 3 Omaha admirer of wrestling art prefer catch-aa-catch-can to Oraeco-Roman style. Pag 3 OOUBTOIX. BX.UPP AHD IOWA. Big delegation of Council Bluffs re tailers will attend state convention at Des Moines. Pa" 3 Ppttawattamle and Harrison county supervisors will hold joint session Wedneeday to consider drainage matters. Page FRENCH CABINET IN BALANCE Brland Will Appeal to Depatle If Ministers Decide Against Him on Leas Oaestlo. PARIS, Feb. lT.-The fate of the Clem enceau cabinet and the definite decision whether the settlement of the church lease question negotiated by Minister of Educa tion Brland shall stand, will probably be determined on Tuesday. On the morning of that day the cabinet will decide its course and In the afternoon it will go be fore Parliament and define Its position. Mm. Meur.ler and 6utcyesse, the radical republican deputies, have consented to post pone their Interpellations scheduled for to morrow until the cabinet has had another opportunity to compose Its difference and with Speaker Cannon ragardlng tomorrow' meantime the negotiations between M. , program. Mr. Watson discussed other lm Selves, prefect of the Seine, and Manager j portant legislative matters with the preav Amtette, Archbishop Coadjutor of Paris, on 1 ldent. It was agreed tonight that the bill the subject of contracts for the lease of churches, will be suspended. It Is certain in advance that If M. Brland is beaten In the cabinet Tuesday he not only will retire, but will appeal from the decision of the cabinet to the chamber of deputies and that the Issue will be fought out on the floor In a battle royal between the premier and his young lieutenant, whose speeches In 'favor of a libera in terpretation ' of the separation law have been repeatedly ordered placarded through out the country. It la a curious fact that while the gov ernment 1 hesitating scores of communes, disregarding the Instructions and advice of the government, are concluding contracts bet m een mayors and cures. . ROME. Feb. 17. Advices received by the Vatican are to the effect that Premier Clemenceau of France has ordered a ces sation of the negotiations bgun by the minister of' education, M. Brland, with M. Selves, prefect of the Seine, for the leasing of churches. The Vatican was not ur priaed to hear of such action, aa it expected what It calls a "second coup de main" after the first, namely, the expulsion of Mr. Monlagnlnl, the secretary of the pa pal nunciature at Paris, last December. The Vatican adds that these persons to whom M. Clemenceau U subservient would not allow M. Brland to do anything having the character of reaching an understanding with the church. It Is also curious to se If M. Brland will resign, and If he does, whether the majority In the Chamber will be with the minister of education or M. Clemenceau. Faarral af Rev. Kerlr. YANKTON, B. D., Ftb. 17.-Special.-Rv. Lawrence Ketiy. late Roman Catholic priest at Garrytown. this state, waa burled here Saturday with the honors of solemn 1 Island last- Monday night. Commander requiem hUfh nnu, in which the sa no ''Miss Booth presided, tuary was filled with rrleets from all vet I ' " - thla section of the state. Father Kerlv i ; ' Twelra Mlaers I fared. waa formerly pastor of W.lahtown. eloee "HUNTINGTON, W. Va.. Feb. IT -Detail to this city. He leaves a sister. Mrs. Ahc wer red here today of serious ac Ernlng. Death took place at St. Joseph', I 4d,nt nlfht ,tb Ju" "" ' hospital. Omaha. February ISth last. Thl! "ltZ'u Y i . WWCV,"V' " mas. was celebrated by Rev. CL-". nTfc! 4. Ths accident Uija U Jefferson. - du . flrln. aa- BUST Mil FOR CONGRESS Benato Will Vote on tha 8 moot Oat Wednesday Afternoon. APPROPRIATIIN BILL BEHIND SCHEDULE d of Session la Only Thi Weeks Away aad Htaat Ses aloaa Are Recorded aa Probable. ' WASHINGTON. Feb. 17. Appropriation bills will, during the present week, eon- tlnue to command the greater pert of the time of both the senate and the house, but IliA. win nn. K Haw . n a, MHV. hln e'e to the wall In either chamber. The house will begin the week Monday ny ? I passing several bills under suspension of the rules, and If the present plan prevails the last two days of the week will be de voted to the ship subsidy bill. In the senate the resolution providing for the ex pulsion of Senator Bmoot will be voted on at 4 o'clock Wedneeday and ther will be considerable debate before the vote la reached. Senator Bmoot will make an ex tended address. In which he I expected to outline his attitude a between the Mormon church and the national govern ment, and he will be supported In speeches by Senator Dillingham. Beverldge and Foraker. The final argument In opposition will be made by Senator Burrows. It Is generally admitted that Senator Bmoot will be sustained by a large majority. Graslna- Lasla Bill. At the earliest practicable moment th senate will resume consideration of the agricultural appropriation bill, and It Is hoped that It may be disposed of on Mon day or Tuesday, notwithstanding consider able debate Is expected on the provision Inserted by the committee providing for the leasing of the grail ng lands and on amendments which will be offered by Sena tors Beverldge and Hansbrough on the subject of meat inspection. Senator Beverldge will renew his effort to secure the enactment of a law requiring the meat packers to put the date of can ning on their packages and to transfer to the packers th cost of Inspection now paid by the government. After devoting some time Monday to bills on the calendar the house will proceed with Its consideration of the potofflce ap propriation bill, on which general debate will close at noon Tuesday. The general status of the appropriation bills Is the subject of anxiety In the house, the members appreciating that they are about a week behind. Of the fourteen large budget eleven have already passed the house and two have thus far failed to re ceive any attention. Both 'house regard night sessions as among th strong probabilities for th latter part of thla week and all expect to sit almost every night next week. ' Bekaalta Party to Walt. Mayor Bchmltx and the members of the San Francisco delegation will not return to California until th house of representa tive take action on th Immigration bill. Including th amendment for the exclusion of cooli labor from the mainland of the United. State . The blU will be taken up in the house tomorrow nni no . aerlou opposition to it immediate passage- 1 an ticipated by the republican leader. If the Immigration bill Is passed tomorrow a statement giving the basis of the com promise agreement between the president and the Ban Franciscans will be made pub lic. ; President Oompera of the American Fed eration of Labor gave a reception this after, noon In honor of Mayor Bchmltx and hi associates. The mayor wa the gut of honor at a dinner party given tonight by Vie Presi dent and Mr. Fairbanks. The delegation will be entertained tomorrow night by the Central Labor union of thla city. HOI a TO PASS BILL TODAY It Will Be Ameaded to Exclude All Coolie Labor. WASHINGTON. D. C Feb. 17. After an hour's conference with President Rooeevelt tonight, Repreeentatlve James E. Watson of Indiana, the republican whip in the house of representatives, said there Is ab solutely no doubt regarding the passage of the Immigration bill, - Including the amend ment to exclude coolie labor from con tinental United States. "The president is very anxious," Mr. Watson said, "that the i bill be taken up the first thing tomorrow and I have tonight sent out special notices to all the republican members to be . in their seats tomorrow In order that we may reach a vote at an early hour." After leaving the White House Mr. Wat son spent more than an hour in conference to limit the hour of railroad employe will . be taken up tomorrow Immediately after the immigration bill Is passed. FOURTEEN SAILORS DROWNED Coal Ladea Steamer Orlaadla ' Raw Hmm Dowi by th Beliepolls , Oil Card 1 07. CARDIFF, Feb- 17.-The British steamer Hellopolla collided Sunday mtdnlgtrt with tha British ' steamer Orianda, outward bound from Penarth. The Orianda sank and fourteen persons. Including ths captain, were drowned. The Hellopolis put Into this port with Its bows damaged. The night was clear, but there was a gale blowing and a heavy sea running. The Orianda. which was coal laden for Spesela, was struck between the engine room and the stoke hole and so badly damaged that It began Immediately to fill and heeled over, sinking within half an hour. Ths Hellopolis drifted away without ren dering assistance. The captain mustered all the Oiianda's nineteen men on deck. Each was given a life belt and Jumped Into the sea. Six of them reached a water- , ioggwi m boat, the only boat It was i to launch, the other having been j imuh(!(i at the time of the. collision, and all of them except one, who died from ex haustion, were rescued by a pilot boat after Buffering greatly froul exposure. alvatlea Army Memorial. NEW YORK. Feb. 17. More 'than (.000 persons crowded Carnegie Muslo hall to day to attend the memorial eervice held by the Salvation army for the ten officers 'who lost their Jives when ths Joy line ' steamer Larchmont went down off Block PADEN SCORES POLYGAMY ipecch at Pens tor Kiti Deaeaaced at AsHt-Maruea Maea Meeting; la Waiklsgto. WABHINOTON. Feb. IT. Polygamy wa cored and President Jowph Smith and the leader of the Mortno . church In Utah were denounced by Rev. Dr. William M. Paden, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Bait Lake City, and president of the Ministerial Association of th North west at an anti-Mormon mas meeting held at the Metropolitan' Memorial Methodist Episcopal church In Uils city tonight under the auspice of the -National League ' of Woman' Organisation. , Dr. Paden de voted most of- hi speech to reviewing the minority report submitted to the senate In the Bmoot case and declared the1 stand taken byBcnator Knox of Pennsylvania wa nothing mqre or lrs than a plea to the American people to acquiesce In the polygamous practice In Utah. Dr. Paden presented the Gentiles' side of the Mormon controversy, declaring the law-abldlrur citizen of Utah will take tho senate' action. If Senator Bmoot Is al lowed to retain hi seat, a an endorse ment of polygamous Uvlng. He declared the federal Ieg1latl6n of 11 against bigamy In the territories had never been executed. The law was defective, he said. In that It made no provision against the crime of polygamous living. "No law against polygamy I worth the paper on which It 1 written." continued the speaker, "unless It also deals with polygamous cohabitation. We cannot thla day prove Joseph fimlth to a polygamtot." Dr. Paden commended the Edmunds Tucker acts as th only laws which ever made polygamous living a crime . to be prosecuted and "not to be acquiesced In or tolerated." Thousands of caeea were prosecuted suc cessfully In the Utah courts, he declared, when these laws were being enforced by the government and they were the direct cause of "bringing; the nolygamlsta to their knees In 1890," . when the church caplulated and made unconditional surrender. The speaker said President Joeeph F. Smith and several of tit Mormon church have had children bora to them by their plural wives, since the manifesto prohibit ing polygamous living was issued. Through his speech Dr. Paden referred to Senator Bmoot a "Reed Smoot, apostle, prophet, seer, reveiator of the Mormon church." In concluding Dr. Paden aald: "This toleration of polygamous living means the tolerance of polygamy, the tol erance of adultery with rellglou sanction Acknowledging aa we may that the ma jority of the people of Utah do not dare to do other than acquiesce, that Senator Smoot acquiesce Is no reason why the people of the nation should acquiesce. Senator Knox call on us to let polygamous living alone and call our being dissatisfied no more than rellglou toleration. Senator Bmoot Is In harmony with the quorum to which he 1 subject when he acquiesce In the continuation of this crime against God and man; but can U be possible that Sen ator Knox Is in harmony with his constit uency In Pennsylvania, in harjnony with the moral and rellgtou will of the people of the United State when he become the devil' advocate . before the senate of the United States and make a plea for the rellglou toTerWtlon.rf'polygammni Trrtng aa he did?" Rev. Dr. Frank Bristol and Miss Mar garet Dye Ellis, both of this city, also criticised Senator Knox's attitude.. D ELM AS WILL CONDUCT CASE Troable Amoaar Thaw's Lawyer Set tled and Trial Will Proceed a Before. NEW YORK, Feb. 17. Late tonight it waa stated, that through the intervention of Mr. William Thaw, mother of Harry K. Thaw, the dissension between counsel which yesterday threatened the disruption of the forces of the defense ha ceased and D. M. Delmas. the California lawyer, will continue as the principal In the ex-' animation of witnesses, and when the evi dence Is J1 in make the closing plea for the defense. It waa added that Mr. Delmas' law partner, Henry T. McPlke. would not figure actively In the future ccurt proceedings. The following statement waa credited to Mr. Delmas tonight: "All statements that I Intendt to with draw as counsel or that I have been asked to withdraw In the case of Harry Thaw are without foundation and absolutely, false. I will be In court tomorrow, as usual,. to perform my duties." . On Saturday there waa a five-hour con ference of all the counsel for Thaw at Mr. Delmas' office, and at this meeting, it Is said, Mr. Delmas took occasion to criti cise severely the lack Of support by "his as sociates. He declared. It Is said, that they had done everything to discredit him and' to maks him appear ridiculous and that, although ha had been nominally In charge of the case in court since the second day of the trial, he had in fact been nothing; of ths sort. As an illustration of this de sire to confuse him, he declared, he knew nothing' of Thaw's will and letters until they were handed to him as he was ques tioning a witness In court. Dr. Brittan D. Evans, the alienist, is sxpected to resume the stand tomorrow morning and wlU proceed to tell of the conversations which he had with Thaw on hi first three visits to the Tombs. The defense believe these conversations will go far to show that at the time Thaw waa not of sound mind. Dr. Evans will be fol lowed by Dr. Dr. Charles S. Wagner, who will also teatlfy as to his conversations with the defendant. Another attempt wlU be made to Introduce the famous will and it will probably be admitted. Then it 1 proposed that Evelyn Neeblt Thaw go to the stand for the purpose of testifying to various conversations with her husband about various persons whom Thsw believed to have suffered at White's hands. Thl testimony was ruled out last week on the ground that It waa cumulative evidence and not admissible until a prima fade case of unsound mind had been established. The alienists, it Is argued have proved thla and Evelyn Nesblt Thaw's story will probably go tn without objection. Mrs. Thaw, Harry Thaw's mother, will then tak th stand and testify aa to her fam ily and of Harry's earl yllfe. What else the defense wlU offer Is not known. LID ON IN SOUTH CAROLINA Btato to Bo Wlthoat Llaor Saooly CatU Bow Law la la Ope ration. COLUMBIA. B. C. Feb. IT. -Governor Ansel lata tonight Issued a proclamation instructing ail liquor dispensaries to close their doors tomorrow and remain closed until the county boards are appointed and take charge. This means that the dis pensaries will not open their doors at all again until ths counties have taken churgs and that the Stat will have complete praklbrUott (or- several dajf PLATTE SITUATION BETTER Eock laland and Union Faoifio Bun on Cwn Traoka, WASHOUT ON BURLINGTON AT OREAPOUS Trataa frena P1attsoatk to ft ha Are Transferred Aeras River ta Facile Jssetlta aad Braagkt T la Bat Bide. Train service out of Omaha to the west, which ha been badly shattered for two days by the high water In the Platte river, wa better yeterday. About M o'clock In the morning the Union Pacific office got word that it tracks were clear and about the same time the Rock Island began to run train on "Its own line. Both road had been sending their trains over the Burlington tracks as far as Lincoln, and with that road'a regular trains and those of the Missouri Pacific, whoae bridge at Louisville Is washed eut, made the trafflo about all the Burlington could stand. The Rock Island ran Its trains out and in practically on time Sunday afternoon. Union Pacific Inbound trains were delayed three hours by the necessity of slow run ning in the vicinity of Fremont, where some of the track Is still under water. The Missouri Pacific yesterday afternoon was still sending Its trains over the Burlington. That road, relieved of the congestion caused by Union Pacific and Rock Island traffic, was running Its trains on schedule. At noon the local railroad office had word the Platte at Ashland was rising, but late In the afternoon won) was received It was falling again. There la a washout on the Burlington at Oreapolla, near Plattumoutn, aad traffic Is suspended along that line. Trains from Plattsmouth to Omaha are taken across the river to Pacific Junction and brought up the east side of the river. RIVER AGAIN RISI5Q AT FREMONT Dynamite I'sed to Break l' lee Jams aad Protect Brlda-es. FREMONT, Neb., Feb. 17. (Special Tele gram.) The Ice is, going out of the Platte river here and the water has risen slowly all the afternoon. A force of men has been at work today piling sand bags across the place where It broke out Wednesday night and the embankment they built la holding tonight and keeping at least two feet of water from coming Into the city. Dynamite has been used freely all day to break up Jams and protect the Burlington and wagon bridges. People who have gone back to their homes south of the tracks are feeling anxious again over the situation tonight. PIERRE BRIDGE IS IX DAXGER lee la East Channel Breaks aad River Is Rlslasi Rapidly. PIERRE, 8. D.. Feb. 17. (Special Tele gram.) The river situation here tonight looks serious for the bridge company, with heavy loss confronting It unless colder weather comes at once. The Ice In the east channel below the bridge broke loos and ran out today and. the stream I rising rajtldlr. livery, effort. la being made to get -the piers in the stream ready to stand a rush of Ice and part of the steel work which was put In Is being taken out again as rapidly as possible to save any chance of loss by Its going down with a rush of Ice. REV. E..L HUNT HUNT QUITS Brooklyn Preacher Named la Basaett Case Scads Reslajaatloa from Omaha. NEW YORK, Feb. 17.-Wrltlng from Omaha, under date of February 14. Rev. E. Lawrence Hunt advises the officers of the Noble Street Presbyterian church of Brook lyn that he wlBhea at onoe to sever his connection with that congregation. At a j meeting today It was voted to comply with the wishes of Mr. Hunt. The church offi cials adopted a vote of confidence In Mr. Hunt In which it wa declared that un fortunate circumstances had placed the minister In a light that the officials be lieved was not warranted by the facta. The cass of the pastor was officially re ferred to the presbytery. Rev. Hunt came to the Noble Street church In December, 1M6. Recently the minister was named In divorce proceedings In which a verdict for the plaintiff was returned. In view of this decision of the court the pastor, while stoutly maintaining his Innocence, deemed it advisable that his connection with th Brooklyn church should be severed. ' WOMAN ACCUSED OF MURDER Wife of Wealthy New York Importer Charged with vPotsonlaa; Her Mother. , NEW YORK. Feb. 17. Mrs. Lottie Wal lau, wife of Leopold Wallau, a wealthy Importer of bronzes, was arraigned before Coroner Acrltelll today, charged with mur der In the first degree in having caused the death of her mother, Mrs. Ida Binge, by the use of poison. She wa held with out ball. Mrs. Binge, a wealthy widow, who lived with bev .daughter, CJled February (, three week after an operation for cancer. Following the receipt of an analysis of the contents of th dead woman's stomach, the coroner late last night directed th ar rest of Mrs. Wallau. It was. on the report of Drs. Wltthaus and DeG&y, who had examined the kidneys and liver of Mrs. Binge, that they had found therein bichloride of mercury, that an information was drawn up by Assistant District Attorney Corrlgan, on which the warrant charging murder in th first de gree was Issued. BANK MERGER IN NEW YORK Astor Rational aad New Netherlaads Trat Company Are Ces. olldatad. NEW YORK. Feb. IT It wa announced today that negotiation had been completed tor the consolidation of the Astor National bank and th recently organised New Netherlands Trust company. Th enlarged Institution will be known . as the Astor Trust company and will occupy the Fifth avenue office of th trust company. The new Astor Trust company will have as director the following director of th As tor National bank: John Jacob Astor, George T. Baker, Archibald D. Russell, John I. Downey. Harrison - E. Pawtrey, Adrian Iselln Jr., Roy Ralney; Douglas Robinson, Charles A. Pcabody and' Alex ander H. Stevens. The entire membership of the New Netherlands' board also will be Included. The capital stock of ths Astor Trust company has been fixed st fl.aO.OOi. B. a Cwovers will be ld&t. WHITEWASH F0R EVERYBODY reansylvaala Railroad Bays Charareo of Discrimination Are Da to Lack of Information. NEW YORK. Feb. IT. "A mistaken pub lic opinion, misinformed as to the facts, because of the publication of portions, and not th whole, of the testimony of the wit nessio before the Interstate Commerce commission, and therefore, basing its con clusions upon Insufficient premises, has done grave Injustice to the whole, service of the Pennsylvania Railroad company. That service Is of more than sixty years' growth; It Is constituted. In the main, of educated, trained and self-respecting men. whose honorable lives have won the esteem of those who know them best; It has Its tradUlona of loyalty, and It has had. In Its successive offices, examples of unselfish devotion to duty and steadfast adheronce to the right." This rn brief Is the report of the special committee appointed by the Board of Di rectors of the Pennsylvania railroad nearly a year ago to examine Into the fact con nected with the acquisition and ownership by officer and employe of th company of stock or other Interest In any company, the holding of which could affect the per formance of their duty or the company' duty to the public. The alleged acceptance of gratutles by employee of the company waa also Inquired Into by the committee. A a, result .of it examination of 2,505 officers and employe. Including every officer of the aeveral companies, whose In dividual action or whose order to any sub ordinate could affect any discrimination, the committee reports It found that W6 had Interest In coal or other corporation or firms or with individuals. With the excep tion of fifteen all of these had acquired their Interest by purchase. The fifteen ad mitted that they had received gifts of hares or Interests In various corporations and their names have been reported to the presidents of the several railroad com panies for appropriate action. On the whole, the report vlndicatea the officers and employes of the Pennsylvania system. It Is found that In the develop ment of the company between the year 18.3 and 1901 the lntereat of the stockholders In every Instance have been properly safe guarded. It is declared that the terms on which increases In share and debt capital have been marketed have received the commendation of competent and Independ ent financiers; that as effective competi tion as possible In work of such magnitude was obtained In placing the thousands of, contracts for maintenance of way and new construction; that no favoritism was shown In the "purchase of supplies or equipment, and that the offlcera of the railroad com pany In all engineering and construction work have been as faithful as they were skillful. The committee expresses Itself as satisfied that the purchasing department had been administered with marked abil ity and with unswerving fidelity to the In terest of the shareholders. HIRSCH FOR WOMEN SUFFRAGE Rabbi Says Dental of Ballot to Female I Relle of Worship of War. CHICAGO, Feb.1T. Rabbi Umll O. Hlrsh, addressings any audience at' a mas minting under the auspice of the National Wo man' Buffrage union today, scored the tendency which he declared prevails both In thl country and abroad to make a fetish of the soldier and to glorify agencies de signed for the destruction of human be ing. "The military idea," he aaserted, "which among the earliest civilized nations, caused war gods and warriors to be so absorbingly worshiped that female children because of the unfitness of the sex for war, were de stroyed at birth. Is the reason why today man has not granted and refuses to grant to woman the rtht to vote on matters of public policy." HI conception (if the Ideal government, he said, was one founded on the home In which the mother and other women were endowed with the tight to a voice at the ballot box on all questions pertaining to the government of that home and Its chil dren as well as on the larger questions. MANY MINERS DISCHARGED Charsje that Arlaona Mines Are flos , la; to Prevent OraTaalaatlosi of I'ntoa Among- Men. BI8BEE, Aria., Feb. 17. Since last Tues day 1,100 miners hsve been discharged by th big mining companies of the Warren district. Although . no official announce ment has been made as to the cause. It is generally understood that the discharge of th men la due directly to the advent of organizer of the Western Federation of Miners In the district and their announce ment that they are here for the purpose of unionizing the camp. It is the general expectstlon that before the close of this week all the mines in ths district will be closed down. Warren district has always been an open camp, union and nonunion miner alike finding employment her. Th mining companies ar determined to con tinue these conditions Instead of having the camp unionised by the Western Fed eration, STRIKERS IGNORE ULTIMATUM rla Official Baya Koao of tho Ml aoarl Pacldo Employe Will Rotarn to Work. BT. LOUIS, Feb. 17. The ultimatum Is sued by General Manager Sullivan of the Missouri PaclflD-Iron Mountain system Is to the effect that all blacksmiths, boiler mak ers and their helpers now on strike for an no longer e considered employes of the compsny, will be Ignored by the strikers, according to officers ef the union. "That ultimatum makes no difference to me," said John Reed of Kansas City, chair man of the Missouri Pacific system coun cil. "Every man will stand shoulder to shoulder. t "I think this trouble ' could hsve been avoided easily if tb roads had been a little slower in refusing our requests." FIRE RECORD. Several Blocks la AUoatheoy. - PITTSBURG, Feb. 17. A fir late tonight, which threatened the destruction of several city block in Allegheny, across th river from Pittsburg, destroyed Ave business building snd three dwelling houses, caus ing an eetlmated toes' of tiO.OOO. Several firemen narrowly escaped injury from fall ing walla. Three Killed by Train. ADRIAN, Mich.. Feb. 17. Mr. Mary Hlnkley, aged CO, was Instanly billed; Warren Stamp, aged 2a, was fatally In jured, and Miss Ida Hlnkley. aged 14, was seriously hurt today when tho buggy In which they were riding wss struck by an eastbound Wabaso paesetejef Uraif ITS WORK IN SIGHT Nebraska Letrulatnrs Caes Crowded Fro tram Loom Up Una Week. PLATFORM PLEDGES TO HAVE THE CALL Bills to Xadeem Fromiiea Will Get Hearinc Looking: U Faaugs, CAUCUS MAY BE HELD IN THE OPEN afoalnllen and Others Oppoaed to Closed I oars on Party Conftranoe. ( TWO-CENT FARE BILL MAKES TROUBLE Redemption of riedarc Made by Fasten' riatform Haa Put Republicans lata Taaale that Mast Be Cleared. (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN. Feb. 17. (Special.) Th prep, ent week of the legislature promise to be a busy ss well aa an important one. The direct primary bill will be introduced and the railroad commission bill probably will be discussed In the committee of th whole, a well as the nnll-pam bill, and the general appropriation bill I expected to be completed by the finance committee. The J-cent fare bill Is to be discussed In caucus tomorrow night and Is the special order of business Tuesday afternoon. It la not Improbable the republicans will de cide to postpone action on thla measure for at least two weeks, which should be plenty of time for the majority to get It own pledges out of th way and well on the road to the governor' office for final action. A number of republicans regret now that they did not have the foreelght to refuse to appoint a Joint committee to draft this measure, but leave the passenger rate business to the State Railway com mission, as the campaign speakers had promised. Some of them now are at work on other members of tha majority to agree tomorrow night to simply alt "down on th fusion pledge and defer action until all th republican promise are kept. Thl could be done by the majority making the I-cent rate bill a special order for a day two weeks In tho future. McMnllea Wants Open Caoeaa. Incidentally, It Is going to be embar rassing for the republican to hold a cau cus even. The open caucus precedent set at the beginning of the session, when th organization waa perfected, will be In sisted upon by a number of republicans. Adam MoMullen says: "I shall certainly stand out for the open caucus. We have got Into the hole, and we are able to get out tn th public. I sea no reason for a secret caucus at all. Wa can meet In the open. Just ss we did when the house waa organised. Republican should not be afraid to go on record tn this matter at all. I believe a majority favor an open caucus." It Is understood Governor Sheldon will bo asked toftne to the oaucu and express "' his View on tho a-c.it rate bill. Whether the governor will consent to mix in tha -matter will not be known until the meet ing, as he has kept his hands strictly off of pending legislation, prefering to act upon measures after they have reached him rather than before. His position on the X cent matter 1 Well known and haa been publicly stated a number of tlmea before . the election and since. , , 3tady Amendments Pending-. Th amendment offered by Ned Brown Is being carefully studied to see If It really affects the validity of the bill and so Is the amendment offered by Hairier of Buf falo being looked up. Thla amendment compels railroads to carry children under 7 years of age free of charge. . The railroad commission bill is liable to cause considerable debate when It come up In the committee of the whole over some of Its sections. Some of th member who were not on the Joint oommltte would Ilk to substitute the Sheldon bill Introduced two years ago, and add to It the court review section of the commission bill, while others have several chsnges they will suggest Thla . rnatter Is also likely to be settled In th Monday night caucus. , Work Is Far Behlad. The legislature I away behind In Its work, having been In seaston thirty-two days with only one party pledge kept, th election ' of Norris Brown to th senate. This will mean th remainder of the ses sion will be busy every day and probably . the Saturday adjournments will have to be discontinued. No bills of any great Im portance have bee it pasaed, and ths party pledges have merely been well Started, with the primary bill still not introduced. It wss insisted upon in the early pan of the session that the appropriation ; bill should go In early in the session, so it could be thoroughly discussed and Institu tions asking for money compelled to lUna ize what they wanted it for, but It now" looks like this measure will com In aa usual and be paaaed when the member are In the mellow,- sentimental good-by mood, and In no temper to apply th pruning knife. Bo far aa th fuelonlsts are concerned, some of them openly boast they sre tor. big appropriations because th republican will be responsible, and If they can work the majority to pass their t-oent rate pledge early in the game that will leave them free to play smash with th republican pledges. That Is what they ar planning and scheming for and up to date they have been fairly successful against ths majority. - Railroads aad Pasloalstat. A a matter of Information a republican has suggested that It should again be printed that the railroads of Nebraska ab solutely controlled the d em oc ratio state convention and the man the railroads nom inated for governor Inserted the I-cent rate plank In that platform. Railroad lobbyist admit that rate can be knocked out In the courts because it Is not compensatory on some of the smaller lines. Should the question be left entirely to the railroad commission the S-rent rate could be put In effect where it would hold good. FRAUDULENT FIRM FINED Scot Company Which Sail Qood Tader Wroaaj Brand Pay th Penalty. GLASGOW, Feb. 17. (Special.) A prpsecutlon has Just taken place ef a firm which has been selling so-called Irish poplin ties at fttd each,' declared by man ufacturers of the genuine article to be an utter impossibility. Ths action waa taken at ths tnstafies pt Messrs, Atkinson dt Co., tha Irish pop lin manufacturers of Dublin, and tha aiasgow firm which is known as the Glas gow and Belfast Linen company got efl with a nominal fine and a wamlni against similar practices is tod futusn, ... V. .