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Fhe Omaha. Daily Bee VOL. XXXVI XO. 192. OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, J A NUARY 28, 190&-TEN FAGES. SINGLE COrY TWO CENTS. CHANGES AT SHOPS Charles Fuller Appointed Assistant to W. R. KcXeen, Jr. to union rAcmc from altos Brings About General Shifting of Heads at the Various Sh- JOHN TURTLE GOES TO XX E. F. Faj Transferred from Dent the Cheyenne Job. r, CONFERENCES ROW BEING HT.TA C fbeu Building- at Omaha, uw Complete aa Ready far tho TraekasTe m4 Installation at Machinery. Charles Puller, for several yesrs super intendent ef motive power and machinery of tha Chicago ft Alton railroad, has been appointed, assistant superintendent of mo tive power and K achlnery of the Union Pacific, being assistant to W. R. McKeen. Jr.. and to hava special supervision of the big Omaha shops. With tha appointment of Mr. Fuller to thla position comes an entire shifting of the heads of the various shops alone the line of the Union Pacific railroad. John Turtle, who has been acting; ssslstant superintendent of motive power with head quarters at Omaha. Roes to Denver, where tia becomes master mechanic of the com pany's shops at that place. E. F. Fay, who was master mechanic at Denver, goes to Cheyenne as superintendent of the shops at that point. Mr. Fuller, wh comes as Mr. McKeen's assistant, la well known In the mechanical- railroad world, having been at the head of tha mechanical departments of tha Alton Cor aorne time, but left that road a couple of months sgo when the then president, 8. M. Felt on, severed Ills con nection witrt tha road. Tha annual conference of the heads of tha Union Pacific shops with W. R. Mc Keen. Jr., superintendent of motive power and machinery, la In progress at the shops. Representatives aura here from Evanston, Cheyenne. Grand Island, Denver. Rawlins. North Platte and Armstrong, Kan. Rao line matters are being disrupted with special reference to the rules snd regula tions governing tha shop. Begtnnlnng With Monday of this week tha Union Pacific made a further reduc tion of 19 per cent In the working time nf,the men at the various shops along the Iast week a cut was made to five day a a week, with eight hours a day, and now a further cut of la per cent la made. , Tha new tar shops at tho Union Pacific hops to Omaha are practically completed as far aa the builders sre1 concerned and ara new awaiting Jns to and within the building aad for tha Installation of too machinery, moat of which has vbeen ordered. , In eiXngtV q . the- ckpemws . -art 4w shops to meet the decrease In business since the first of tha year an effort has been made to let out aa few men as pos sible, bill to keep the old men on the pay rotla In the hope that full time might soon I restored. The Union Faciflc has a large sum of money Invested In the new shop at Omaha and the local representatlvea ure mora than anxious to Keep them In usj that co much money might not lie idle. SHEEP MEN BECOME ACTIVE apart frwaa BatTalo, Wy.,'They May Caataiet with Cat ' tla Men. BLTFAIjO. Wye. Jan. 27.-(8peclal.)-Repnrta reaching here Indicate the troubles between the sheep men and the settlers are wholly unsettled. The sheep nvrn are de termined to feed the settlers out and chase them out Of the country. From all reports, they are crowding the sheep down on the ettlsrs with armed 'bands of men to guard tha wagona. and are planning to cross the dey line .In the settlement aa soon as tht first snow conies, so the sheep can do without water. The settlers have Joined tugether and have ' burned five or six wagons for the sheep men arid killed aome sheep, but this does not atop them. The aheep men ar keeping their Intentions a secret. It IS claimed the papers here are not giving due publicity to the actual con ditions. , HEINZE WITHDRAWS HIS PLEA Preliminary Legal Motlaaa Made CrlBsanl t'aart at New ' Vark. la NEW TORK. Jan., XT. Counsel for F. Augustus Hetnxe today withdrew tem porarily the plea of not guilty entered by Mr, lielnte to tha charge of overccrtlfy tug Hiecka to tha amount of ItSs.uOo on the Mercantile National bank of this city, of Which he formerly waa president. The case came In the criminal branch of the United Statea circuit court. Hla counsel filed a demurrer to the Indictment and Kebraary 11 wa fixed as the date for an argument en the demurrer. Bait was continued. MORE MILLS ARE RESUMING t we Mara Open Hearth rarnaeea Be. A'n Operations at Ptta ' ., Ilia, Pa. f snsnmannnhaBs roTTSVIU-F.. Pa.. Jan. .-To more big opn hearth furnaces resumed here to ay. while the nlneleen-lneh and iwenty-rlghl-tnch rolling mill departments at the Kaetern at eel company's mills also started up flail handed. Tomorrow the twelve inch tn!H wilt resume. Thirty-eight col lieries of the Reading Coal and Iron com pany, employing MOW men. who have been Idle since January Z3 also went to work to day, while l.Oss men it the same company's repair shops resumed on regular hours. MONEY FCR , CHURCH RAISED IhlrtyOne Tksaniad Dollars Pleaded far Methodist Oreraalsatlon at Mitchell, a. D. MITCHCIX. 8. D- Jan. ?7.-8peolal Tele i am.) The didicatloa servicea of the new Methodist church were concluded last night tt 11 o'clock, when the fcd.onQ tiercaaary u over the entire Indebtedness of tho church sss raised through the efforts of Joseph M. Powell of Buffalo. The church beli was rung at hst hour and a great rejoie. Ing followed the announcement at the con clusion af he services. During tha evening Mr. Powell organised a brut har hood order with a membership of S SUT.IARY OF THE DEE Tuesday, January ZM, ISO. 1908 dsVARV 1908 sr: mm 7tz, ta mf sir J 6 Z 8 90 2 3 J 6 Z 8 9 20 2 22 23 24 25 26 2Z 28 2930 3 " V'OR OMAHA. COlTN-rn. BTifrFS AND VINTTT Fair and colder Tuesday. K NEBRASKA Generally fair and . " Tuesday. "CvJe lOWA-Partly cloudy, with pron- . 1W flurrlea In east portion Tuesday; .mature at Omaha yesterday: Hoar. ueg. S a. m l a. m IS 7 a. m IS a. m 16 1 a. m 17 10 a. m 21 11 a. m 7 12 m K 1 p. m 2f 2 p. tn 5 p. m 43 4 p. m 45 6 p. m , 44 p. m 44 7 p. m i2 H ft. m 40 9 p. m 41 DOMESTIC. Marriage of fount Lasxlo Szechenyi to Mian Gladya Vanderbllt takes place at New York with elaborate ceremony. rage 1 Ovation la given Secretary Taft as he appears before the committee on Indus trial srts In Washington. Fage 1 W. J. Bryan pays visit to Capitol at Washington and again outlines Ills po sition on the financial question las;e 1 One fireman Is dead and others are Injured In a big; fire at Chicago. frags a Many persona suffer death In tho storms along the Atlantic coast, rage 1 United States supreme court declares unconstitutional the law preventing In terstate carriers from discriminating between members of unions In eiloy meot " 1 Sheep men of Wyoming are declared to be In readiness for further war upon cattlemen. 1 Commlsaloner appointed In Missouri to take testimony In the ouster suit against the harvester trust. Fagre 1 President Mitchell. In address to the United Mine Workers' union, opposes sympathetic strikes. Secretary Hay wood of the Western Federation ad dresses the body and favors a closer union between the two. Fag 8 Trial of Mrs. McDonald at Chicago continues, experts for the prosecution declaring she Is feigning Insanity. Faga 1 'Japanese spies declared to be at work .seeking Information about the fortifi cations about San Francisco. Fafe 1 Missouri supreme court holds uncon stitutional the law permitting return passes to shippers of live stock. Faga 1 Finance committee of the senate holds no meeting because of failure to receive Information from Secretary Cortelyou. Fatfe a Trial p? "the' alleged conspirators In tne Pennsylvania, capital frauds 'begins at Harrtsburg. Face X Senators Vorakcr and Dick refuse to attend dinner t which Secretary Taft Is to be principal orator. Faga 1 Receivers of New York railway com pany authorised to begin suit over al leged two million dollar note Juggling. Faga 1 KC1MSXA. Experiments have demonstrated Nor way poplar as a valuable tree for Nebraska. Faga 3 Cattlemen ask governor to modify his quarantine order. Faga 3 Plate Railway commission Issues an order prohibiting the changing of depot sites without the consent of the com mission. Fae 3 roimou. Ross Hammond thlnka he will be named collector on Saturday and Sen ator Brow n thinks place will go to Rose. Fag-e 1 Regent Anderson says Nebraska In fluence In the republican national con vention depends on having strong, well known delegates Fags 3 , LOCAL. Prestdent of Nebraska Conference on Charities and Correction says the pres ent state administration Is allowing the State Board of Charities and Corrections to "sleep In peace." when tha law re qulrea them to hold meetings. Fags 1 Rumere that the suits of Attorney Oeneral Bonaparte to dissolve the hold ings of the Harrlman Interests are not materializing In Omaha, where It U ex pected that the suite will be filed. Fag-a B Colorado Is for the Corn Show in Omaha, according to Prof. Wilkes Jones, who baa Just returned from a trip to the Centennial state, where there Is much interest In a national corn expo sition. Fags 10 Surgeon James S. Kennedy says Uncle Sam'e aoldiere from the Philip pines do not bring smallpox to Omaha, and assertions to that effect are groundless snd ridiculous. Fafe 10 COaOgXaVCZAXi ATO IjrDX7TBIAX. Live atock markets. Fage T (rain markets. Fare T Stocks and bonds. Fage T MOTXMXVTS OF OCZAJT BTXAJtaatZFaV. Fan. Arrttcc. all4. NEW YORK gas Olsvaaoi Ql tESST'lWK Oniric WICK.N9TOWN .. Luutaala. OI HH ALTAR .... CrmnH LIVKKPIMtL, BoMwtta LIVKRPOOI, Muameuia SOUTHAMPTON, at. Paul KAPLK4 i'aaopic ......... FltMM t'mronia .......... HALIFAX (irlnta . Halifax t'ormthian T. JOHNS MomrM .. . Corsica. i STORM SEVERE ON SHIPPING Belated Reports Indlcnte Consider, ahlo Loss of Life Alongt At lantic Cnoet. PHILADELPHIA. Jan. T.-Belaled re porte to tho maritime exchange bring in formation of mishaps to barges with tha probable drowning of eleven persona off the New Jersey cuast during laat week'a storm. The barge Uwennle. from Norfolk for New Bedford, and the barge Fannie. Philadelphia for Boston, broke adrift from the tug which was towing off Barnegat laat Friday. Ttie tug searched for the barges. The Fsnnie wss found and the crew of five men rescued. It Is believed the Owen nle foundered and that Its crew of five went down. Tho tn M. F. Schully reported today that on Friday, while trying to make the. Delaware breakwater with . the- barges White Bank and New Jersey, a hawser parted and the barges drifted away. Later the New Jersey was picked up with ita crew safe, but the White hank was found waterlogged tea miles off the coasl COUMT LASZLO TAKES BRIDE Elaborate New York Home Wedding: of Kiss Gladys Vanderbilt. NOBILITY AMONG ATTENDANTS Cere as on y rer formed by Measlajaar Lstvelle Under Rawer mt Falsa Trees Eatwlara' with Many Orcktda. NEW TORK. Jan. 27-Mlsa Gladys Van derbllt. daughter of Mrs. Cornelius Van derbilt. waa married to Count Laszio Ssechenyl, a young Hungarian nobleman. In tho Fifth avenue horn of Mrs. Vander bllt. at noon today. The wedding was prob ably the most brilliant that has taken place In this city for several years. AN though tho number of pruests was limited to about 3S0. mainly relatives and Immedi ate friends of the families, there were Included Baron Hengelmuller von Henger vse. the Austrian ambassador to the United States; James Bryce. the British ambassador and several prominent mem bers of New Tork society. Outside of the Vanderbllt home a great crowd of the cuiioua public gathered., hop ing for a glimpse of the count and his bride and watching the arrival of the g-uests. There was no disorder among the crewd for the streets were patrolled and kept clear by a force of nearly MO police men. Police lines wera drawn across Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth streets, be tween which two streets the house stands and the uninvited public was not permitted on the Fifth avenue walk In front of the house. They gathered tn large numbers in the square In front of the Plasa hotel, but 'their curiosity was satisfied only by witnessing the arrival of the count and the guests. No gkmpse of the Interior of the house could be obtained by them. Mansianor I.avelle Officiates. From 11 until 12 o'clock the guests ar rived tn a procession of carriages and auto mobiles and on foot. Promptly at noon tho wedding ceremony was performed In a large drawing room on the Fifth avenue side of the house In which a bower of palms and arbor of orchids were con structed. Beneath the arbor a temporary altar was erected and In front of this the ceremony waa performed by Monslgnor J. Lavelle, rector of Bt. Patrick's cathedral. The bride was escorted by hVr elder brother, CorneHus Vanderbllt down an aisle bordered with palms, entwined with a great abundance of orchids to tha altar. Count 8xecheny! was attended by his brother. Count- Denis Bzechenyi. The ceremony of glvlna; the bride away was performed by Cornelius Vanderbilt. Attlra af the Bride. The bride wore a gown of Ivory satin with embroidery, point lace and garlands of orange blossoms. Her veil was of point lace caught with sprays of orange blossoms. She carried a shower bouquet of orchids and gardenias. The bridesmaids were Miss Ruth Vsnderbllt Twombly, her cousin, and Miss Dorothy Whitney, daugh ter of William C. Whitney. The bride was also attended by her little niece. Miss Flora Payne Whitney., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hsrry Payne Whitney. ' Among the ushers were Count Stefan Bsechenj t ''and'' Cetint"ruT YMMiijir, Among the guests were Raron " 'Hengel muller von Hengervsr. the Austrian am bassador to the United States and hla wife and Alfred and Reginald Vanderbllt, brothers of the brVJe. Many of the most prominent members of New York society were among the guests, while outside the Vsnderbllt resi dence a great crowd of the curious public thronged the sidewalk and street. Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served, the guests being distributed at various tables throughout the house. All the rooms were beautifully dec orated with palms and orchids. This afternoon, the Count and Counters Bzechenyi went to Newport to remain for a week at the home of Reginald Vander bllt. CAPITAL FRAUDS ON TRIAL ew Jadae Has Charge of Case In volving; Extensive Conspiracy in Pennsylvania. HARRISBURO. Pa., Jan. 28. A special Jury panel of eighty Is on hand and Judge George F. Kunkle of tha legislature and a new comer on tha Pennsylvania bench, la presiding ,at the trial of the capital fraud cases. The five conspiracy cases Hated for trial first Involves payment of (49,197 for sofas, tables and clothes and trees. The Items were pajd for by the state at the (18.03 "per foot." Tha commonwealth alleges that fraud's to tho amount of 09,308 were per petrated. The defendants In these five cases are Chief Contractor John, H. San derson and Architect Joseph M. Huston, former Auditor General William 8. Snyder, former (State Treasurer W. I- Mathua and James M. Shumaker, former superintendent of grounds and buildings. Neither Con gressman H. Burd Caasei of the Pennsyl vania Constructing Co nor tha remaining eight defendants In the prosecution figure In these conspiracy caaes. RETURN PASSES AGAINST LAW Mlaaaarl Saprtoe Coart Holds Live Stock Men Have Been Favored. JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. Jan. JT.-The Missouri supreme court today. In an opin ion by Judge Burgess, decided the law re quiring that free return transportation b given to shippers with each carload of live stock by the railroads of this atate. Is unconstitutional on the ground that it la a discrimination In rates against other ship pers and in violation of the fourteenth amendment to the federal constitution in that It takes property without due process of law. The rase was appealed to the supreme court from Lynn, where the board of com missioners brought suit against the Burl ington railroad. The lower coourt sus tained the commissioners' contention and the railroad company appealed. Tha aupreme court overruled the decision of the lower court and tha proceedings are ordered dismissed. MAMMA'S HATCHET INTO PLAY Boy Birflan nt St. Lea Is Brook Into Saloon with Thla for a Jimmy. ST. LOUIS. Jan. 17. Three boys. Thomas Olsten. S years of age; his brother Frank. S; and Harry Arter, 13 years old. today con fessed that they had broken Into and looted the saloon of Anton Opperman. Kiitranre waa effected with a hatchet aad tha booty consisted of cigarettes, whisky, wine and tobacco. With much gusto, Harry Arter slated: "I swiped mamma e hatchet. We got Into the cellar and took turns chop ping through the floor until we made a bole big enough to' crawl through. WOMAN A SHAM. tjXPERTS SAY Alienists In MrDtstls Caeo at Chi rm go Asorrt He; Is Feign lag lnannly. CHICAGO, Jan. 17. As a counter to fre quent statements that Millionaire M. C. Mc Donald's widow, Mrs. Dors. McDonald. Is Insane and Incapable of appreciating thai aha la on trial for the murder of Webster a Glerin, Assistant States Attorney Will iam A. Rlttenhouse cornea forward with the announcement tha fhe prosecution Is certain she is shamming. "In addition to the experts who made a personal examination of her for tha state prior to f"he trial," he said laat night.. "we have had five alienist In the court room ever since, the trial began last Monday watching Mrs. McDonald and making- care ful notes wy.h regard to her condition. Without exception, they declare that the defendant la sane." t Assistant State's Attortiey Day made the opening statement today. He denounoed tho relations existing between the defend ant and Webster Guertn in severe terms, declaring that they were 'commenced at the Instance of Mrs. McDonald when she was 31 years of sge and Ouerin waa 18. Her attentions to the young man. declared the assistant state's attomes, compelled Ouerin to abandon a business! In which lie had embarked soon after leaving school. Mrs. McDonald would call tfr him. and keep him away from his stoA for two or three daya at a time. 1 Later, when Ouerin embarked In the pic ture business. It wss declared by Mr. Day, Mrs. McDonald. In fit of Jealous rage, would come Into tho store and drive out women customers, and In thia way neatly destroyed his business m second time. The first witness called, was Archie Guerln brother of the murdered man. He testi fied regarding tho manher In which Mrs. McDonald' has persisted in following his brother and of his efforts to avoid her. Asked if he had not afTe-red to sell the evidence of the Ouerin am1ly In the trisl for $75,000, Guerln declsj-ed the statement was false. : COAL ROADS BEGGING DELAY Vice Presidents of Many Lines Have Interview with) President Roevelt. WASHINGTON, Jan. !7. The operating vice presidents of many of the large rail roads of the country were received by President Roosevelt today and presented a request that in executing what Is known as the comity amendment of the railroad rata law. but one casa be brought ggalnat the roads by the government, his case to be finally disposed of by the supreme court of the United Stales. This. If agreed to by the government, would mean that the rail roads owning ooal producing properties would not sell them by May 1, as required by the law, but coujl operate them as heretofore - until tho llspoaal of the test caaea. The law In qu4rtlon Is regarded by the roads aa unconsttt tlonal In that It re property at what sacrifice. The law quires tne disposal cl would be necessarily i also is questioned on ofher grounds. The president referred the railroad men to the Interstate Commerce commission, where the question will ba fullydlscusned and a. report mader tj the president as to the legal poeetbllltT or currying out the sug giNKlon. tn4. ) ZJ, r. ? ' Those who participated m the" conference besides the president were. C R. Gray, of the St. Louis San Francisco, who acted as tho chairman of the conference on the part of the railroads: T. O. Rawn, Il linois Central; E. G. Rtickland. New Tork, New Haven aV Hertford: H. U. Mudge. Rock Island; D. Willard. Chicago, Burling ton & Qutncy: W. A. Garrett. Seaboard Air Line; C. B. Schaff. New York Central; W. A. Gardner. Chicago Northwestern; C H. Aekert, Southern, and G. L. Potter. Baltimore A Ohio. COURT RULES ON UNION LAW Jastlre Harlan Holds Art Prohibiting Railroads from Discriminat ing; I nroSistlt ntlonal. WASHINGTON. Jan. 77. -The conatl tutionality of the act of congress on June 1. ISM, prohibiting railroad companies en gaged In Interstate commerce from dis criminating against members of labor organisations In the matter of employment waa railed Into question by the caae of Wlllam Adair versus the United 8tates, which was decided by the supreme court of the United Ststes todsy favorable to Adair. The opinion was by Justice Harlan and hold the law to be repugnant to the constitution. The court held that Adair, as master me chanic of the Louisville St Nashville Rail road company, had a right to discharge an employe because he was a member of a labor organisation Just as it was the em ploye's right to quit such employment be cause of his membership in such organisa tion. Such a course, the decision saya, might bo unwise, but regarded as a mere matter of right, there could be no doubt. Congress could not under the constitution authorise a violation of contracts under the guise of protecting Interstate com merce. Judge McKenna delivered a dissenting opinion favorable to the law. In which he aaid the court's decision Is along very nar row lines. Justice Holmes slao expressed the opin ion thta the law should be construed aa constitutional. He thought that tho right to make contracts had been stretched to the limit by the court's decision in this case. That congress had a right to so legislate as to encourage la bor organisa tions waa another suggestion of Justice Holmes. JAPANESE SPIES AT WORK Myslerloos KsTorts to Boh Saat Pras claco Armory of Coast Do fens Secrets. SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. JT.-The Call to day says that bullets fired with deadly Intent by National guard sharpshooters early yesterday morning frustrated a second attempt to rob the armory of Com panies K and M. Fifth Infantry of the National guard. In the building, which Is located at Buchanan and Waller streets, are kept valuable military maps of Ssn Francisco's coast defense snd topographi cal plana of the peninsula. That the at tack on the building was not a burglar's ordinary operstion seems apparent from the persistency of the mysterious visitors. Saturday morning and again in the dark ness of Sunday morning two men tried to gain an entranco into the premises. Fear ing that third , attempt might be made, the officer In command, ordered the guard of soldiers doubled laat nlghu Armed men watched the premisea from nightfall Bun day until dawn this morning. From the description of the trespassers furnished the officers of the regiment by the sentries tha authorities sre working on the theory tiiat Japaneae spies were keek ing to gain entrance to the secrets of the armory STATE RILLS CHARITY BOARD Father Iteming: Says Legislature Chloroformed the Law. BESIXAKS DEMAND TOR REVIVAL I Hone Pablle Will Awaken to Know Why atatate la Dead Let ter," Soya President of Char ities at Conference. ) That the Nebraska Board of Charities and Correction, created by law, has been chloroformed by the legislature and state administration, was. the news brought to the Monday session pf the eleventh annual conference .of Charities snd Corrections, which was held at the Rome hotel, by Rev. Joseph Reusing, president of the confer ence. The attendance was not large at the opening session, twenty-eight members be ing registered, but many visitors swelled the audience to comfortable size. Heads of nearly all state Institutions are now In attendance, as well as chairmen and secret tarles of many charitable organizations and womens' clubs. "I hope the public will awaken someT day to demand why the law creating the Board of Charlttea and Correction has been allowed to become a dead letter." said President Reusing. "We were responsible In a large measure for the placing on the atatute books the law creating the board. A year afo we pointed out the defects tn the law and we hoped the material affairs of the state in stitutions would be the only business of the Board of Public Lands and Buildings, while the advisory board would be enabled, because better fitted, to promote the humanitarian Interests of the wards of the state. Root B1U to Abolish. "A bill remedying the defects and look ing to such a plan was drafted by me and was to be introduced In tho legislature when the news reached me that a bill had been introduced by Senator Root of Cass county to abolish the State Board of Char ities and Correction. At the same time our vice president Introduced a bill, -copied largely after the Minnesota law, empower ing boards of county commissioners to send delegates to the annual conference of Charities and Correction at the expense of the counties. "But our aggressive poltcv was stopped at once. As president of this conference, aa a member of the atate board and as a private citizen I was obliged to assume the defensive and fight for our very exist ence. "Finally I submitted a brief to the gov ernor and to each member of the com mittee showing the necessity and useful ness of tho State Board of Charities and Correction. The discussion In the senate created much Interest but the bill waa defeated. The 8iate Board of Charities and Correction still exists, but It Is Inactive and lifeless. No meeting was held during the year of 1307. although the legal rules and regulations adopted In 1901 demand at least a meeting in July as the annual meet ing. It Is evident that the legislature lias not obliterated the hoard, but th admini stration has. saying in effect: .'Let It rest In pe". ' " ' Several Other Speakers. The session was occupied during the rest of the morning by an address by Alexander Johnson, general secretary of the Na tional Conference of Charities and Correc tion and round table conferences led by Warden A. D. Beemer of the penitontlary at Lincoln and Rev. A. W. Clark of the Nebraska Child Saving Institute. Rev. R B. H. Bell of Omaha spoke dur ing the afternoon on "The Child at Play." In a conference on "The Domestic and Social Relationship of the Child." over which Judge A. L. Sutton presided. Amons those prominent in the work present at the Mondsy sessions were Mrs. Margaret J. Carna of Lincoln, state chair man of the civil service department of the women's clubs; F. W. Simpson, secretary of the Soldiers Relief commission; C. E. Prevey. general serretsry of the Charities Organization society; H. Friedman of the Jewish associated charities; Rev. A. W. Clark, superintendent of the Child Saving: Institute; Dr. F. E. Osborne, superintendent of the Home for the Feeble Minded at Beatrice; E. B. Sherman, superintendent of the State industrial School for Boys at Kearney; R. D. Hay ward of Lincoln, for mer superintendent of the State Industrial School at Kearney, and others. COFERF.CE OMC TUBERCULOSIS Toesday Session of Charities aad Cor rertloa to Bo Important. "Tuberculoals" will be the, topic Tues day for a special aession of the Ne braska conference of charities and cor rection, which will be held at the Rome hotel and presided over by Dr. H. Glfford of Omaha. The subject of tu berculosis Is to receive much attention by the conference, the program for Tuesday' being as follows: Tuesday morning Business: report of committees; election of offirers: "A Forward ttep In the Treatment of the Insane," Dr. Young. Supt. Neb. Hospital for the Insane. Norfolk; "Ortheopedic Advance," Ir. J. P. Lord. Omaha, fupt. Nebraska Ortheopedic hospital. Tuesday afternoon "Vagrancy," C. FJ. Prevey, general secretary C. O. S., Lincoln; General Topic "Tuberculosis." Dr. H. Glfford presiding: "Plans for a Oam- ralgn." Dr. K. Luther Stevens, secretary owa Association fur the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis; 'Elimina tion;" Medlcsl Inspection of frhoon; The Vslue of Visiting Nurses in the Campaign. Dr. W. F. Mllroy. Omaha; Tuberculosis in Animals and its Relation to Man, Harriet 19. MacMurphy, food in spector. Nebraska Food. Dairy and Drug commiasion; introduction of president elect; adjournment. BANK LIQUIDATION"" BEGINS Little Kxrltrment Cnnsed by Action Taken by the ew York Institution. NEW TORK. Jan. 17. Liquidation of the National Bank of North America waa begun today. Charles A. Hanna. national bank examiner of this district., who was appointed receiver veslcrday. was In con ference today with Comptroller Rldgeley, William F. Havemcyer. preaident of the bank, and some of the bank's hal ad visers. No authoritative alatemenl was is sued by any of the officials, but the opinion was expressed that the bank's depositors will be paid In full within sixty days. The closing of the bank occasioned little surprise In financial circles and seemed to have only a sliglaly adverse stock market Influence. In a small crowd was gathered at the doors of the- institution all morning, but thero was an absence of excitement, which marked the disturbance in the finan cial distrUt last fail. Clisrles A. Hanna. receiver of the Na tional Bank of North America, waa for merly of IJncoln. For yeara he was an officer of the First National bank of Lincoln. THAW DEFENSE CLOSES CASE Kaperte Testify that Ho la Afflicted with Maniac Denreoolvo Insanity. NEW TORK, Jan. 17. The Thaw defense closed Ita case today with "manlac-depres-slve" Insanity as the explanation of the death of Stanford White at the hands of the young Pittsburg millionaire. Tomorrow tho prosecution will begin Its evidence In rebuttal and tho case should go to the Jury by Wednesday night pr Thursday noon. Dlatrlct Attorney Jerome tomorrow morn ing will apply for the appointment of a commission to take the testimony of Abra ham Hummel, the convicted lawyer who Is confined In the penitentiary on Blackwella Island and who Is said to bo too 111 to appear In court. Mr. Littleton of the de fense, said he would oppose any such ac tion, whereupon Justice Dowllng announced that If necessary he would go io the island himself tomorrow night In company with the defendant and his counsel to preside at the taking of Hummel'a testimony. Trie Jury. It was said, would not be compelled to take the night trip across the river. Thaw seemed delighted at the prospect of the outing even to the grim shores of New Tork City's pensl colony snd smiled broadly at the court's suggestion. District Attorney Jerome disappointed a crowded court room when he refrained from his tactics of last year In baiting the expert witnesses for the defense, three of whom Drs. Wsgner, Evans and Jelllffe declared that Thaw at the time he killed Stanford White, was suffering from such a defect of reason as not to know the nature tor quality of his act or that the act was wrong. The prosecutor contented himself with drswtng from the alienists the fact that last "year they swore 1t was during a ''brain storm." thst Thaw com mitted the homicide. He aiso read from the affidavit made by Dr. Wagner before the lunacy commission last year giving conversations ' had with Thaw In court which tended to show that the defendant had a distinct recollection of occurrences on the roof garden Immediately preceding the tragedy. It was left to Justice Dowllng to make a most Important Inquiry of the alienists. He desired to know the exact nature of "maniac-depressive" Insanity and if the attacks were likely to recur. He also asked If a person suffering from this form of Insanity would be likely to commit assaults. He learned that It was a recurrent form of mental disorder, the attacks coming suddenly and without warning, a period of in sanity being followed by a maniacal out burst, then by a period of complete de pression and then by another lucid In terval. It seemed that the presiding Judge was securing Information upon which to predicate judicial action In the event of a verdict of not guilty on the ground of Insanity or of a straight ac quittal. Even in this latter event It was pointed out that Justice Dowllng would have the right to have Thaw com mitted for examination. An English physician, one of the three men of medicine who testified, first gave the name of "maniac-depressive" or "sub-acute mania" to Thaw's mental condition. Dr. Sydney Russell Weils of London made the dlagnt.la during an outbreak by Thaw in l.ndon In 1S99, when with a normal temperature Thaw demanded that the walla of his rooms in -...nursing home ha torn down -so that h might have eln and that twenty tone of Ice be put In the apartment to cool It. Mr. Littleton's question, which waa answered "by the three experts, was a complete resume of the evidence, with tho exception, as District Attorney Jerome pointed out, of the testimony of James C. Smith, brother-tn-law of Stanford White, who talked with Thaw for fifteen minutes Just before the shooting on the roof of Madison Square Garden. Tho question contained some 1,000 words. COURT SETS DATE FOR CASE Judge Bethea Orders Standard Re baling Trial to Be Heard la April. CHICAGO. Jan. 27. Ju.lge Bethea in tha United Slates district court today set tho trial of Lhe Standard Oil company or Indi ana on the charge of accepting concessions from the Clikago Sc Eastern Illinois fall road on shipments of oil from Whiting. lnd., to Lvansvllle, Ind., for April t. The attorneys for the company desired a later date. The case was originally set for trial be fore Judge Landis, who declined to hear U. and It was transferred to the calendar of Judge Bethea. It Is a larger case than that Involving the Chicago tc Alton railroad, which was tried before Judge Landis. and in which a fine of more than tS.OOO.OOO waa imposed. The Eastern Illinois esse In cluded M24 counts, and under them a max imum fine of S12.tS0.O00 Is possible. WASHINGTON. Jsn. 37In the hearing today in the case! of the government against the Standard Oil company for the annul ment of the charter of the company. K. Dana Durand. deputy commissioners of cor porations, submitted what is known as "Tariff J4" or Chicago and St. Louis Traf fic association tariff No. 24 on classes, and effective, on the Chicago & Alton on August 31. 1901. This was the tsrlff on which the Standard Oil company was con victed and fined over $J9,0n0,YO for accept ing rebates. To the introduction of the tariff Attorney Rosenthall for the Standard objected, be cause no concurrence was shown In the tariff by the Chicago Terminal railway. BURNT SUGAR INWHISKY Salt I aval via sr Right to Pot la Other Materials ow De rided. WASHINGTON. Jan. ?7.-That whisky In which burnt sugar or caramels have been plm-oil after government Inspection U not subject to forfeiture to the government under seion Jlio of the revised statutes was today decreed by the supreme court of the United States. The question was raised by tha conrt of appeals for the eighth circuit of the United Statea against lite A. Graf Distilling company. The suit involved he seizure In the eastern district of Missouri of three barrels of whisky be longing to that company under the lew In question, whl li prohtbtta, the. placing of '"things, etc.," other than the original article fn a package after It had been marked by the Inspectors. FORAKER ANDJ3ICK DECLINE Letters from Them State They Cannot Attend Baaanet Where Taft Sneaks. CLEVELAND, O.. Jan. 27. A letter was received today by Chairman Haserot of the T'ppecanoe club irotn Senator Dick elating that the latter would be unabla to attend the McKinley day banquet of the club on Wednesday evening. A similar letter had previously been received from Senatur Foraker. Secretary of War Tft la to be the pilncipal speaker upon the occaaien. GUESS ON COLLECTOR Boss Hammond Opines Ee Has Better Clunce for the Plum. SENATOR BROWN SATS ROSE Congressional Delegation Expected to Have Final Word Satiirda7. BTJRKETT TO TALK TO SIliDivNIS Bill Introduced to Settle Titles to One Class of Mining Claims. NEW BRIDGE IS AUTHORIZED Measorc Provides for tho Construc tion of One Across the Missouri Hirer nt or !ear Council Ring's. . tFrom a Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON. D. C. Jsn. ?J.-Speclal Telegram.l-There Is little chsnge In tha collectorshlp situation. Rosa Hsmmond confessing today that It looked very much like hla Selection next Saturday. Secretary Hlnshsw of delegation having made a mis take In his notices of the next meeting, which will tske place on February I In stesd of January 31 as previously an nounced. ' Senator Rrown believes that Rose will bo selected, bssing his judgment on prece dents and on the logic of Rose's candidacy. Hammond's presence, however, has helped his cause greatly and It 1s expected he will remain until after the meeting of Sat urday and may be In a position to thank the delegation personally upon their choice. There was a rnmor current today that Mr. Rose was en route 1o the capital to lend his assistance In the making of an Inter nal revenue collector for Nebraska, but this was denied tonight by Senator Brown, who remarked that it would be unseemly for Mr. Rose to present himself at this time snd he felt sure the deputy sttorney general for Nebraska had no Intention of coming to Washington until after the col lectorshlp mster was settled. Bnrkrtt to Deliver Oration. Senitor Burkett has been honored by an Invitation of the truatees and faculty of George Washington university to deliver the annual .oration at the exercises com mcnoratlve of the life and public servicea of the first president of the republic on February 22, to be held In Belasce theater In this city. Senator Burkett has accepted the Invitation and Is already engaged upon his oration which will deal with govern ment ownership of railroads. Justice Brewer of the supreme court of the United Ststes and ex-Secretary L. M. Shaw have filled similar rolls at the exercises, which sre made much of hy the student body of the university. Bills of Interest to the West. Colonel Pnrker of Deadwood today In troduced a bill In the house providing for an additional . Judicial district In Alssks, providing the usual officers and fixing the salaries of the Judges at 17. 519 an lnrre of ;.&. -The hill hs the approval of the Depart mMif oT Juf tlce. Tha following South Dakota post masters were confirmed by the senate today: A. K. Roop, Salem; W. H. Ochs ner, Chsmherlaln. . A favorable report from the postoffice and post roads com mittee was made on the nomination of J. K Wells to be postmaster at Mitchell. Senator Heyhnm reported to the sen ate today an Important measure from the committee on mines and mining, validating the location of mineral claims heretofore made by the deputy mineral surveyors, the Interior department hav ing lield that deputy mineral survey ors, slthough not officers of the gov ernment, are prohibited from locating claims on public lands. There is a .conflict of opinion between the courts, and between some of the courts and the secretary of the Interior, as to whether or not deputy mineral aur veyors come within the prohibition of the section of the revised statutes ap plying to officers and employes of the general land of rices, The atatute pro vides for forfeiture of his commission by any officer or employe, but says noth ing about the effect of .the law upon tha validity of the location made by suc'.v -officer or employe, hence . tho Importance of legislation Oh "this point,- and It la eminently proper that congress should set at rest the question as to such loca tions snd titles passed thereon. Bridge Bill Paaaea Senate. The bill to authorise a bridge across tha Missouri river at or near Council Bluffs passed the senate today. The same mea- ure passed the house January t and now gora to the president for signature.' Tho bill empowers the Central Railroad A Bridge company of Council Bluffs to con struct, maintain and operato a railway bridge and approaches thereto acrors the Missouri river at or near Council bluffs and may, in connection therewith, con struct snd maintain a way for wagons, carriages, vehicles, street tsrs. animals and foot passengers In low and N braaka. Minor Mntters at Capital. Senator Burkett today Introduced lllaf providing increases In pensions of the fol lowing residents of Nebraska: Willard W. Wilkinson. John F. Early. Arthur U Brown, each at 13) per month, aad Llla A. Morrill at 12 per month. ' Senator Brown today Introduced Repre sentative Hitchcock's bill to create a new postal division of the railway mail aanlce with headquarters at Omaha. Congressman Kinkald has recommendej tho following postmaster sppolntmert' s: Solomon T. Mitchell at Kenowt, ylce Fred W. Scrtbner, resigned; Miss Clara C. Jef ferds at Mullen, vice John Kudrna, re signed; Davis S. Beynon at Uuiaell. Oar field county (r appointment). E. G. McGilton of Omaha Is at the New Willard. O. W. Wattles of Omaha, accompanied by hla nephew, was in Washington today and dined with Congressman Hitchcock. Postmasters appointed: lows. West Bur lington, Des Moines county, Chsrles Sen wars, vice K. W. Johnson, resigned. South Dakota, Eden, Marshall county, Bal thazar Janlarh, vice John Kotschevar, re moved; Mitton, Lyman county. Franklin S. Weaver, vice E. A. Mitton. resigned; Sniithwick. Fall River county, Chris Hus song. vice WUHanr Hussong, realgrud. STILL WAITING ON CORTELYOU e Meeting; of Senate Committee Held Because of Delated la for mation. WASHINGTON. Jn. i'T.-No meeting of the senste committee on finance was held today on account of tho non-arrival of in formation and data that has bees requested of the Treasury department.