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The Omaha Daily - Bee
VOL. XXXVII NO. 107.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 3, 190S
SINGLE COPV TWO CENTS.
MANUEL NOW KIXC
Younger Son of Murdered Porta
Monarch Formally Proclaimed
OFFICIALS SWEAR ALLEGIANCE
Liibon is Quiet and Further Outbreak
BLAME PLACED ON ANARCHISTS
This Version of Affair Received with
Reserve in London.
EUROPEAN CAPITALS MOURN
Halser VVIIbrlm. Kin v. Rdwnrd and
Alfonso fend Cnadolr are Fear at
.MadrM of Anarchist riot
, Against Royal Fanllr.
LISBON. Feb. 1-A11 Tortugal In over
whelmed today at the killing of the king
and tin crown prince. Though torn by
Internal dissension the last few month,
uprising In Hie streets, outrages with
knife and bomb, and alwaya fearful lest
these signs of revolution would culminate
In some dreadful outburst of passion, Portu
gal was not prepared for the blow that fell
yesterday when king and prime were shot
to death in a public place, where thousands
i hnd gathered to greet their home coming.
All last night Queen Amelle In the royal
palace aat between the biers where rested
the bodlea of her husband and her aon.
prostrated will grk f. Troops guarded the
palace; a aquadron of cavalry aurrounded
the house in which the premier. Franco,
. passed the night; apeclal detalla were
, drawn up before public buildings and re
serves were quartered In barracks, ready
for a call that might come to spring to
irms. But Lisbon did not sleep.. Rcahcely
amil throtigout tho" city closed eyes. An
. .innatural alienee pervaded the place, for
nfler the flrat awakening to the tragedy
:hat had bocn enacted with Its attendant
, noises and confusions, shops and cafes
wero closed; the doors of theaters were
hastily locked; houses were barricaded and
the streets were cleared. No one might say
' where the next blow would fall and revo
lution that sweeps through a city like a fire
" n dry placea. drove the people Into their
homes or other placea where they might be
' secure. '
'' The attack on the royal family, however,
Had the opposite effect from that most
feared, and peace and quiet reigned, as
hough no muvder had been done. Karly
. thia morning Premier Franco proclaimed
the accession ef Prince Manuel to the
throne, the naval and military chiefs, the
. high dignitaries of atate awore allegiance
to a new king and Tortugal still lived under
. a monarchy.
nKT SHUCK TO FREOIMAY
Hanlsherf Pnrlvicarae Lays Blame for
Tragedy oa Premier.
Xt, FrWs , Vr 'great . the shock
juri"iicru si me t-onuguese legaTinn ncre
"over th announcement of the assassination
of the king and crown prince that at first
dispatches from Madrid giving aii official
view of the events at Lisbon scarcely could
, be credited. Later the legation was draped
Premier Clemenceau and M. lichon,
foreign milliliter aa representatives of Presi
dent Falllercs. the representatives of for
eign nations and other prominent officials
called at the legation to offer their sym
pathy. The death of King Carloa and Prince Luise
Phtlltppo and the. manner of their taking
off caused a profound aensatlon among the
Portuguese colony In Paris, There wa
general expression of grief and horror at
the crime and execration of the murderers.
Scnhor Magalhles Lima, a prominent
republican and a grand master In the
Portuguese Masonic, fraternity, who was
banished from the country for treason, to
day charged Premier Franco with being
"It is he," said Senhor Lima, "who fo
luentned with cou! calculation, popular dis
cord and popular hatred."
lie declared that the assassination waa
the work of anarchists and not republicans,
"I must admit that Carlos had become
most unpopular because he retained Franco.
Indeed, there waa no more king and govern
ment, only one man Invested with extra
ordinary power, which he used to drive the
country tu disaster. All parties, without ex
ception, opposed the dictatorship, but I
solemnly aver that the republicans are
Ughtlng for Idoas and principles, and cannot
he held responsible for this crime.
. "Now, Franco Will either retain the dicta
torship, In which caso there will be a
terrible revolution, or Franco will retire,
which will mean a period of calm."
VHKCAl HONS TAKEN IN SPAIN
Pear that Anarchist Campaign May
Hstead to Madrid.
MADRID, Feb. 2. The aaaaaainatlon yes
Urday of King Carlos and Crown Prince
lulse Philippe has created general sorrow
Jit 8 pain, but at the same time it baa awak
sued lite Kara that Once obtained that a
recrudescence ot anarchistic deeds is not
Improbable in Hits monarchy, where the
propaganda of the anarchists already has
stviircd for them a strong foothold, espe
cially in Barcelona, where the anarchists
and revolutionists are notably powerful.
It is understood that for a long time
tl.tie has been active communication helm-en
the radical revolutionaries of Iortu
aul and Spain, having In view the acting in
tccord at the psychological moment. These
Tacts induced the government today to
take a firm grip on the Spanish situation,
altli the .Intention of forestalling an out
Oie.ik In the monarchy. A meeting of the
:oum II of atate was held today, at which It
as devilled to observe especial precautions
ll the frontier, and rigid rulea will be en
rolled concerning the passage across the
'rontler of Individuals, traffic and mer
chandise. . Immediately after the council
f state had concluded ita session, Premier
Maura left for Seville by special train for
j, consultation with King Alfonso.
Jtl rhe Foreign office today gave out a etale
t'lmnt saying thut the assassins numbered
lix. h'nll of them being armed with carbinea
mil revolvers. TU y were paid by political
(dilators, enemies of the government. One
if the slain regicides wss a Frenchman,
i cording to the statement, and encircling
lis body w as a b It filled with god. the
woflt fur his shaie Intha murderous act.
simultaneously with the assassinations,
be statement also rays, an armed band
unfunded the home of Premier Franco,
n t lie 'outskirts uf the city, but waa beaten
tf by the guard. Tho dissident have an-louuce-U
that grave events would develop
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PORTLAND FIGHT ON AGAIN
James F. Barns Keeking to tet
(illmsse of Records of
CHEYENNE.' Wyo.. Feb. 1 (Special. -The
fight between James F. Burns, the
Colorado rtprlngs millionaire, and the pres
ent officers and directors of the Portland
Gold Mining company, waa resumed here
Saturday by the attorneys for both sides.
Judge Murat Masterson of Colorado
Springs, counsel for Mr. Burns, has been
hero for several daya for the perpose of
securing an Injunction to restrain the offi
cers and directors of the Portland company
from adjourning its forthcoming meeting
before Burna has a chance to examine the
books and other records of the company.
Mr. Burns has repeatedly charged that he
has been denied the prlvllegs of examining
the books of the concern, despite the fact
that he Is the largest Individual stock
holder, and a year ago at the annual meet
ing here he charged the offlcera with mis
management, trickery and with conspiring
to prevent him from exercising his full
rights as a stockholder. Following the last
meeting Mr. Burns applied for a writ to
compel the Portland company to show Its
hooka, but tills matter has never been
The' annual meeting of the company oc
curs In this city on Monday, February S,
and Burns seeks to compel the officers to
exhibit the records for his Inspection. Sat
urday morning when Attorney Masterson
appeared In district court to argue his pe
tition for a writ of injunction, he was con
fronted by Tyson Dines and Attorney
Chlnn. counsel for the Portland company.
It is reported that their presence at this
time was a great surprise to Mr. Master
son. Their presence Is explained by the
fact that a letter written by Mr. Master
son to a friend accidentally fell Into the
hands of the Portland officers. Mr. Mas
terson had written that he was coming to
Cheyenne to get out an Injunction, and be
ing thus warned the Portland company
sent Its attorneys to contest the situation
witli Mr. Masterson.
The hearing wss before Court Commis
sioner XV. P. Carroll, who will take no ac
tion until the return of Judge R. N. Mat
son, who Is now in the northern part of
the state and may not return before the
middle of the week, In which event Mr.
Bums will probably fall to secure the In
junction. Judge Maaterson used some very strong
terms In denunciation of the acts of the
offlcera of the. Portland company. The'
fight Is pow on to the finish and the out
come will bo 4twaltcd scith, Interowt.
GROUND HOG SEES SHADOW
la More Weeks of Winter Jnst
Recaose Colonel Welsh Took
Kxeeptlon to ftory.
When Marso Ground Hog emerged from
his cave of gloom Sunday morning, the
bright sun so blinded his eyes that at first
he did not see his shadow. But after ho
wiped his eyes and pht on bis blue glasses,
he became satisfied that It wasn't tho glare
of the snow that blinded him wholly, but
It was Old Sol. He took a chew of tobacco,
wiped off his glasses, sighed, and crawled
back Into his burrow for another six weeks'
Colonel Welsh, weather forecaster, is
ordinarily a mild-mannered man, but he Is
also a man of intense vlndictlvenesa, as Is
reflected in this same sunlight that en
abled the ground hog to see his shadow.
A few daya ago Colonel Welsh was quoted
as predicting the ground hog would not see
his shadow and spring consequently would
ba here in a little while. Colonel Welsh
lost his even tenor and Impasslonately
denied ever making such a prediction.
"I'll get even," he was understood to
' It Is verily believed tho colonel, at the
time he was quoted, had every intention
of sending clouds Instoad of sun Sunday to
prevent the ptg from seeing his shadow
and protect his people from six weeks more
ot winter, but, unable to curb his wrath,
It la said he decided to countermand his
orders for the clouds and bring out the
LINER WRECKED OFF SIBERIA
aSiior of A scam Worrniann Tell
Thrilling: Story of TIscape from
1M rat lea I Mr a roes.
HAMBl'KG, Feb. I. A thrilling account
of the shipwreck of theN Woermann liner
A st am Woermann, which recently went on
the rocks off Grand Bassa, I.llerla, and
became a total wreck, la related by the
sailors of the steamer, who have arrived
here. , .
The night the steamer struck was a
dark one and it seemed to be going tu
pieces rapidly. The crew took to the boats
and immediately thousands of piratical ne
groes in canoea aurrounded the steamer,
swarmed aboard and plundered It. The
seamen feared to land on the hostile coast
In the darkness and were compelled to
stay In the small boats throughout the
night. When morning came the crew lauded
and camped in the brush for several days,
always fearful of an attack.
Meanwhile they watched the negroes go
ing to the ship and returning from It laden
with booty. Finally the vessel disappeared.
After this the negroes departed and tin
crew, taking to their boats again, rowed
for seventeen hours to the northwestward,
and were picked up, completely exhausted,
by a passing steamer off Monrovia.
"BaaTalo" George I t Agala.
SIOI'X FALI.S, S. H.. Feb. . (Special.)
A term of stste circuit court for Hanson
county which convenes Monday at Alex
andria, with Judge Frank B. Smith of
Mitchell presiding. Is being looked forward
to with mom than usual interest, for the
reason that during the term William
("Buffalo") George, a somewhat celebrated
character from the region between the
Missouri river and the Blark Hills, in
western South Dskota. will be tried on
two charges of horse and rattle "rustling-"
In Lyman county.
BtOYCMIsTTB Or OCSa-M STEAMSHIPS.
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WORK ON RATE AGREEMENTS
New Law Covering This Phase of
Railway Problems Probable.
PRESENT STATUTES CONTRADICT
Leaders la Congress Are Iteadr to
Begin Consideration ef Mabjeet
ospartlass Tariff ton.
ntlsvlon I rged.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. -There is a dis
position to single out among the subjects
discussed In the president's special mes
sage to congress the recommendation as
to railway traffic? associations as one on
which early legislation may bo attempted.
The leaders In congress, as well as the
president and influential railway men,
have long recognised the contradictory
character of the present laws. The presl
dent has repeatedly called attention to the
fact that the Hepburn law and tho Cullom
law, which It superseded, are both based
upon the theory that there ought to he
equal, or at least equitably, adjusted rates
on the different routes serving the same
or competitive communities, hut that In
spite of the general recognition of this
truth, the Interstate commerce law and
the Sherman anti-trust law, as construed
by the supreme court, have made unlawful
the only simple and efficacious method of
bringing about such adjustments.
The" Interstate Commerce commission as
early as 1HM was strongly In favorl of the
enactment of a law which would have per
mitted traffic agreements, wlilld giving the
commission limited supervision over their
operation. The present opinion of the
commission Is Identical wth that expressed
In the year 1900 in Its fourteenth annual
With these opinions so strongly held by
the president and other republican authori
ties, and with a strong desire for gTeater
latitude In this direction on the part of the
principal railway carriers, those who are
likely to take the lead in any legislation
on the subject see no reason why'a reason
able statute authorising traffic agreements
should not be, enacted without very ma
Will true Tariff Commission.
James W. Van Cleave of St. Ixitils. presi
dent of the National Association of Manu
facturers, arrived In Washington today for
the purpose of conferring with President
Roosevelt, Senator Aldrlch nnd Speaker
Cannon on the subject ot enacting the
Beverldge bill for a non-partisan tariff
The movement, headed by President Van
Cleave, Is supported by several hundred
organizations of employers and business
men, representing In tlte aggregate more
than 2,000,000 members from all parts of
the country. Following Is a partial list
of the organisations which endorse the
tariff commission Idea nnd which are send
ing special representatives to arrive In
Washington tomorrow for the purpose of
making a demonstration In force In favor
of the appointment of a commission:
National Association of Manufacturers,
National Grange, Merchants' association of
New York, National Association of Agri
cultural Implement an-J VehU-le Manufac
turers. 'Merchant Tailors' National. Pro
tective association. American Reciprocal
Tariff league and 2i constituent organiza
tions. Carriage Builders' National associa
tion, American Hardwood Manufacturers'
association. National Retail Hardware as
sociation. National Paint, oil and Varnish
association. Millers' National association.
National Live Stock association. American
Cottonseed OH association. Transmlssisslppi
congress. Merchants' Exchange, St. Ioiiis;
Chamber of Commerce, Baltimore; Hoard
of Trade, Chicago; National Boot ami
Shoe Manufacturers' association and tho
New York Manufacturers' association.
The representatives of these organisations
will call upon President Roosevelt and
Speaker Cannon on Tuesday.
(sternest liy Van ( leave.
President Van Cleave tonight made tlm
"We are urging the appointment of a
tariff commission not as revisionists, but
ss staunch protectionists. It Is my own be
lief ami that of the National Association
of Manufacturers and the large number of
organizations which endorse the immediate
appointment of a commission, that such a
commission is absolutely necessary In order
to protect the business Interests of the
country from the harmful effects of a
continued partisan agitation for tariff re
vision during the campaign.
"We are in hearty accord with the presi
dent In believing that all tariff rates
should be adjusted on the basis of differ
ence In cost of production here and abroad
and we also believe that these ratna should
le adjuated with a liberal allowance in ad
dition In favor of the American producer."
I. amber nnd Cement.
In a reMrt today regarding building
operations and the timber supply, the geo
logical survey says that the Increasing
price of lumber and a rapidly Increasing
use of perfected fire proof systems of con
struction should have much to do In hold
ing down the amount which forests are
culled upon to yield each year, but that
so far these more substantial materials
have not decreased the lumber cut of the
nation. Notwithstanding the- remarkable
Increased use of cement and other fire
proof material the last reports of the
building operations In forty-nine of the
leading titles of the I'hlled States for the
year, collected by the geological survey
show that 59 per cent were of wooden con
struction. Tills does not include the large
quantities of lumber used for the con
struction of dwellings, stores and other
buildings in the thousands of small cities
and towns scattered over the country and
not Included In the forty-nine cities on
which a reckoning waa made.
In towns and small cities wood is usually
the predominating building material and
It Is safe to say that If the statistics had
Included figures for all places of whatever
size, the percentage of wooden construction
would have been much greater. Thesi
figures, as a rule, are only for the cor
INDETERMINATE LAW VALID
Prisoners Sentenced I'ndrr Vtatnte In
'North Dakota Mast serve
ST. PALL, Minn.. Feb. 2.-A special to
the Pioneer Preas from Bismarck, 8. D.,
says; The attorney general has addressed
an opinion to the warden of tho penitent
iary, holding the Indeterminate sentence
law Is unconstitutional. The law was
passed at the last session of the legisla
ture, and many prisoners have been sen
tenced under it. The attorney general holds
that in all these cases the maximum sen
tence must stand, unless commuted by the
Telrgrauh Bait la get.
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. Keb. 2 -The
case against the Missouri Pacific railroad.
Involving tho validity of the eight-hour
telegraph law pusaed by Die last legisla
ture, has Wen, hi lor hearing In the u
Meme court oa April It. The case came
from Johnson county, where Judge Brad
ley tallied a Ueiniirre.r to an Informs . ion
on t' e ground that llitt law ta uncouaiiiu-tioiual.
FORAKER SPEAKS AT BANQUET
eamtor Caarares President with Help
las; Create (ieari-al nistrost
NEW YORK, Feb. I 'Nearly 00 sons of
the Buckeye state, residents of New York
City, attended the twenty-second annual
banquet of the Ohio Society of New York
last night. In the grand' ball room of the
Waldorf-Astoria, and listened to addresses
by several of Ohio's most distinguished
sons. The speakers were United States
Senator Joseph B. Forakrr, IRoy D. Tho
man, president of the Ohio Society of Chi
cago; Hon. Judsnn Harmon of Cincinnati:
John D. Archbold. vice president of the
Standard Oil company, and Judge Elbert
H. Gary, chairman of the I'nlted States
8teel corporation. ,Vlce president Archbold
and Chairman Gary were present aa the
representatives of two of tho largest indus
tries operating In Ohio, to whose views on
Industrial snd political conditions much
Import ince was attached, In view of their
commanding position tn the commercial
world, while the political utterances of
Senator Forakrr and Judge Harmon were
anticipated with profound Interest, because
of their prominence In the approaching
John J. MrCook, president of the society,
presided. Governor Charles F. Hughes of
New York, who was to have been present
to respond to tho toast, "The Empire
State," was unable to attend, sending a
letter of regret.
Toastmaster McCouk told the diners of
the disappointment over the absences' of
Secretary of 'War 'aft and Governor
Hughes. The name of ' Governor Hughes
was greeted with prolonged applause. Mr.
McCook said that Governor Hughes had
Informed him early today of a fixed rule
never to attend a state society dinner unless
the governor of the state giving the dinner
Senator Foraker's speech was listened to
with rapt attention, which was broken by
applause from tho diners. The Ohio sena
tor charged that President Roosevelt "not
only increased the general dissatisfaction,
but helped to create a general business
distrust and alarm."
John D. Archbold, vice president of the
Standard Oil company, defended the Stand
ard Oil company, which, he declared, was
one of the country's most valuable business
concerns. Mr. Archbold provoked cheering
and applause when he said that Ohio comes
to tho front with two thoroughly equipped,
unobjectionable candidates, Senator Foraker
and Secretary Taft, for tho presidency.
Mr. Harmon spoke on "Ohio In Commerce
and Industry." He paid warm tribute to
Ohio's progress In a material way, as well
as its Influence for good In the general
PHI PSI'S TO MEET IN DENVER
Candidates for Both Presidential
Nominations Are Among;
DENVER, Colo., Feb. 2. tSpeclal.)--Woodrow
Wilson of New Jersey, demo
crat, against Joseph B. Foraker of Ohio,
"Politics makes not only stranse bed
fellows, but sometimes produces stranger
antagonists," said John W. Springer,
presirietit:ot NtilVH"N.-' ktv;li. as
sociation for eight ,var and a prominent
banker and polltioian of I hie city today.
"The candidacy of President Woodronr
Wilson of Princeton university for the
national democratic nomination suggeMls
an unusual political possibility ho may
run against a member of Ills o n college
fraternity. lie and Foraker belong to
Phi Kappa I'sl, which stands In tho
'alpha' class of Intercollegiate orders, In
the national prominence and the number
of Its members and Its ago In the Greek
letter world. Wilson joined at the I'ni
veralty of Virginia in 18T9 and Forukcr
at Ohio Wesleyan university In 1SUU.
"Both men have been specially invited
to be present at the biennis convention
of tho grand arch council of the fra
ternity, which opens in lienver July I,
and which will be attended by more than
600 undergraduate delegates and alumni.
Senator Foraker may come out here with
the republican presidential nomination al
ready in his pocket and a few days later
witness the nomination of his brother
Phi Psl by the democratic national con
ventnion. Then the two nominees will con
gratulate each other with tho frat grip
and return to their respectlvo homes to
prepare for tho fratricidal battle of Greek
"It would certainly be a unique situa
tion in American politics and, while the
combination may not be brought about,
it Ih quite within the range of eventuali
ties." Four years a;o Mr. Springer was In
dorsed by the republicans of Colorado for
the vice presidential nomination and was
t lie republican nominee for mayor of
Denver. He Is president of the Rocky
Mountain Alumni Association of Phi
W. H. (iodilird,
SIOI'X FALLS. S. D.. Feb. 2.-fSpeclal.)
W. H. Goddard. a pioneer resident of
Sioux Falls, who during the last few years
has resided at Chicago, died a day or two
ago In that city. The body of the old
pioneer readied here today and waa met
by relatives and friends and escorted to Mt,
Pleasant cemetery. Mr. Goddard Is sur
vived by a widow, one daughter and two
sons, Frank Goddard of Sioux Falls and
Harry P. Goddard of North Iakota. The
deceased was about 70 years of age. With
his family lie took up his residence In
Sioux Kails in the late seventies. He was a
graduate of Amber', college and in his
early years was an educator."
Henry Oliver Rollins.
MISSOl l-A. Munt.. Feb. 2. - Henry Oliver
Collins, until recently editor of the Mis
soulian and hi former years associate of
Eugene Field. Opie Reed and Charles Has
brook in Denver, died b.ie last night of
pneumonia, lie wf,s born In Ireland of
American patents In 1K6.1. He had been
connected with Kansas City, Denver and
New Orleans papers.
Prise I .a iul of l.aramle,
CHEYENNE. Wyo., Feb. 2.-(Spedal. )
Tho F. 8. King Brothers' Sheep company
of 1-aramie, exhibitors at the recent
Western Live Stock show in Denver, have
Just recived returns from an 8-months-old
Southdown lamb, which was shown at
Denver, and which was sold to a butcher
and slaughtered. This lamb, despite the
fact that the judges did not think It worth
even third prise, or favorable mention for
that matter, has eclipsed the record made
by the prize lamb at tho International
Stock show In Chicago. Thtj King lamb
weighed ninety-one pounds juat before it
waa slaughtered. Twenty-four hqurs after
being dressed the lamb weighed fifty
pound. The champion lamb at the Inter
national weighed ninety-seven pounds alive
and forty-nine pounds driased. It will Ite
ee.l then that the King lamb eclipsed the
Internal ions I rir.a by seven pounds, the
International lamb being six pounds heavier
in iifa and ) et dressing una pouud, lighter.
NEBRASKA POLI HGAL STRAWS
Republican State and Congressional
Committees All for Taft.
FOURTH DISTRICT FIGHT WARM
Democratic Ml Four Slate Almost
Made 1 p Popallsta Are Almost
Altogether Oil the
The last week has filled out the political
calendar for choosing delegates to repre
sent Nebraska In the national conventions.
The list, as now made up. Is as follows:
Republican state convention, Omaha,
First district republican convention, Lin
coln, March 8.
Second district republican convention,
Omaha, March 12.
Third district republican convention, Nor.
folk. March 10.
Fourth district republican convention,
Wllber, March 4.
Fifth district republican convention, Hast
ings. March 10.
Sixth district republican convention,
Omaha, March 12.
Democratic state and district conventions,
Omaha, March 6.
Populist slate and district conventions,
Omaha. March 5.
All the calls for republican district con
ventions embody the apportionment fixed
by the state committee, based on the vole
for president at the last 'election, and they
all leave to the county committees the de
termination of the manner of selecting the
delegates to represent their respective coun
ties In the district conventions.
It turns out that the personal prefer
ences of the members of the different re
publican district committees are all as pro
nounced and outspoken for Taft for tho
presidential nomination as were tho re
corded preferences of the fnemhers'of the
republican state committee. The Second
district committee adopted a resolution en
dorsing Taft by unanimous vote. At the
meeting of the Third district committee at
Norfolk a test vote on Individual prefer
ences disclosed that the members bf that
committee ore unanimous In favor of Taft.
During the meeting of the Fifth district
committee held at Hastings, the chairman
(Killed the members to ascertain their
choice for president, and every ono of the
committeemen responded for Taft. The
Sixth district call was the result of a cor
respondence conference of the committee
men, and It Is given out that a large ma
jority, if not all of them, are. also for Taft.
These district committees Include repre
sentatives from every county In the atate,
whereas the state committee Includes rep
resentatives only from the various sena
torial districts, being about one-third of
the counties of the state. The only Infer
ence from these polls Is that the Taft sen
timent la pronounced In Nebraska from one
end of It to the other.
Another straw on the presidency that
may be taken for what. It Is worth. Is (he
kolrlintf -of th.' following ticket by-.'th'
Crete Vldette-Herald: '
"For president, William H. Taft of Ohio;
for vice president, Charles E. Hughes of
New York subject to the approval of the
national republican convention."
Down In the Third district the con
gressional fracas Is on in earnest. State
Sennlor Charles II. Aldrlch has announced
b!s candidacy for the place now held by
Congressman Hinshuw In a signed state
ment which Is being published In the news
papers favornhle to him and also circu
lated In pamphlet form. Among other things
If nominated and elected I pledge my
honor not to fooli awav niv lime tn in.
consequential measures and clerical details
for political huncomlic.
I believe this to be an Indlssolvable
union of Indestructible states, each abso
lute In its own domain. All the rlnrhts not
specifically delegated to congress reside In
the state and must bo protected and made
He goes on to declare in favor of reason
able transportation rates, Immediate tariff
revision with trust made goods on the
free list, prevention of corporation stock
watering, bank and currency reform and
against asset currency.
Whether any more entries besides Aldrlch
and H trishaw will get Into the race is not
According to tho editor of the Bloom
field Monitor the report that former Con
gressman McCarthy Is preparing to at
tempt to wrest his old place back again
from Congressman Boyd Is unfounded.
Quoting a talk with Mr. McCarthy at Sioux
City, he says thise rumors are delng the
latter an injustice and adds: "Mr. Mc
Carthy has no Idea of doing anything of
the kind." 1
On the democratic aide there Is apparently
little doing outside of louglas county,
wlii-re a tug of war between the Dahlman
democracy and the Jacksonians for mastery
of the local delegation is on the boards.
Edgar Howard wants to shut the door in
the faces of all delegates who seek ad
mission to the democratic state convention
unless they can show that they have been
elected by "regularly called primary con
ventions." whatever that la. Judge Howard
also has three of the delegates-al-large to
Denver settled already in the persons of
Mayor Brown of Lincoln, W. H. Thompson
of Grand Island and Dan V. Stephens of
Fremont. The presumption Is that the
fourth place will go to Omaha If the dem
ocrats here can decide on the man without
disfiguring one another too much.
The status of the populists Is being
pretty well shown up by Editor Sprecher of
the Schuyler Free I-ance, who was once a
pcpultst himself. He says the populist
party has all gone to pieces tn Nebraska
and that there Is nothing left of it except
a few democrats, still holding onto the
name In order to steer It around for another
endorsement of Bryan and to use it for
trading stock for a place or two on the
state ticket and the usual promiacs of
NEVADA LEGISLATURE QUITS
Keaolatloa Adopted Requesting Mine
Owners to Restore Former
Krale of Wain.
CARSON. Nev., Feb. a The special ses
sion of the Nevada legislature adjourned
sine die Saturday. The following resolution
was unanimously adopted by both houses:
Whereas. The legislature believes that
the present Industrial conditions at Goid
field to be detrimental tn the best Inter
ests of the state, enforcing idleness on
many good citizens and as It appears that
the restoration of tile former wage scale
at Goldfield could end the present con
lioversy, be It
Resolved. That We believe that high
wages snd good conditions secure liigu
cia-aa of skilled labor, which results in a
correspondingly low cost of production,
thereby Increasing the profits to Hot mine
owners, therefore we siiggoat and recom
mend that the former settle of wagea be
ivklored, to lii UoldXleld miners.
POISONED CANDY IS FOUND
Confretlon Believed to Have Been
Placed by Domestic to Catch
Suspected of leaving poisoned candy
where It could la eaten by the young
children or the wife of Jesse E. Wright.
3111 Iavenworth street, Tearle Farrel.
age is. Is held at the county Jail charged
with being a suspicious character.
A rhemlst who examined the randy for
Mr. and Mrs. Wright declares that it
contained arsenic, but It Is a matter of
mystery at the Wright home where the
confectionery csme from and the Wrights
are at a lose to know why their domestic
should leave poisoned candy In their horn.
Poisoned chocolate cremes were found
on the refrigerator In the back shed by
Mrs. Wright Inst Wednesday morning.
Pcarlo Farrel heard Mrs. Wright and the
milkman talking and. asking what was the
matter, advised having the candy examined.
Mrs. Wright had not thought of that, but
acting on the advice of tho maid gave one
piece to a chemist', who rooms at the
Wright home, and he made the analysis.
Saturday afternoon he told Mrs, Wright
It was poisoned, but withholding the In
formation from the girl. Mrs. Wright told
her Ihey could cut the candy, now, and held
out to her two pieces of wholesome candy
exact counterparts of the poisoned confec
tions, telling her to eat one and she would
eat the other. The girl obstinately refused
to eat and begged Mrs. Wright not to.
and at the supper table endeavored to en
list Mr. Wright on her side, asking him
Pot to let Mrs. Wrltrht make her eat the
On account of the girl first mggrstlng
that the candy might be poisoned and then
later refusing to eat wholesome candy
which looked like It, Mrs. Wright felt she
was more responsible for It being left
there then anyone else, and not wanting
her to stay In her home another night,
telephoned the matron of the detention
homo to come and get the girl. Mrs,
Wright met the matron at a neighbor's
home, hut when she returned with her
Tearle Farrell went out the back door as
Mrs. Wright and Hie matron came In the
front door, sfie had been at the detention
home on a former ocension. The police
were then notified and the girl was ar
rested a.t the home of her mother In South
Omaha. Thirteenth and N streets. Mr.
Wright's revolver disappeared with, the
girl, but the weapon was not found when
the girl was searched at the city Jail. She
was removed to the county Jail.
The Farrell girl had (be-n employed by
the Wrights since Sep'tember. Early In
the fall she committed some offense, but
Mrs. Wright promised she would keen It
secret as long as the Klrl remained honor
able and true, expressing her friendliness
for her and her desire to old her. Some
suspicion had been cast upon the girl of
late, and the fear that Mrs. Wright would
Jearn of it. and, belie ving t. would tell
of the girl's last offense, whatever it was.
Is. In the opinion of the Wrights, the only
possible reason why she should leave the
poisoned candy at the home of her bene
factors, If Pcurlc Farrell Is In truth the
Pea.a.n Farrell became known to the po
lice authorities some months ago, when
he ran away from Jiome and went to
th's KcU.titintt.r'rlicMtf. i :,i ' ' " "
ELOPING COUPLE CAPTURED
elective Dsns and lorra Attorney
Have a l.nhsr Chase for
Detective Dunn and W. O. Strieker, an
attorney of Aurella, la., arrived In Omaha
from Douglas, Neb., having In custody
Lloyd Wilson, a barber of Aurella. who Is
wanted In that town on the charge of adul
tery, having eloped January 'JO from that
place with Miss Gertrude Waddell, the
youngot daughter of O. D. Waddell. one
ot the wealthiest and most prominent men
of northwestern Iowa.
From the story told by Attorney
Strieker, who Is confidant of the fatlvr
of the girl, It appears that Wilson, who la
M years old, a married man with a family
of several children. Induced her to elope
with him, following a quarrel he had with
his wife. The couple came to Omaha and
lived a week at Forty-eighth and Pacific,
from where the girl wrote a letter to a
friend In Aurella. This letter was tho first
clue that the parents could gain of her
whereabouts, and the aid of the Omaha
authorities waa at once solicited to capture
them. Attorney Strieker was delegated by
the father of the girl to come to Omaha,
where he sought the assistance of the local
authorities. Detective Dunn was detailed
on the case and he found that the couple
had left Omaha for Lincoln. Communica
tion was opened with the Lincoln authori
ties over the telephone and it was learned
that the couple had slopped at the Lincoln
hotel over night and had de parted for Hick
man, Neb. sitrlcker and Detective Dunn
Immediately left for Lincoln, and hiring a
livery rig drove to Hickman, only to disc-over
that Wilson and the girl had de
parted for Panuma. Neb., where Wilson In
tended to purchase a barber shbp.
The detective and attorney then drove to
PHtiama during the night, through a blind
ing snowstorm, and arrived there at an
early hour Friday morning. Going to the
only hotel In the little town, Dunn went
Into the office of the hostelry and seeing
a man at the desk, answering the de
scription of Wilson, the detective appre
hended him from tho rear, and touching
him on the shoulder asked: "Is your name
Wilson. "The latter turned around and re
plied In the affirmative, whereupon Dunn
said: "You are under arrest." Wilson
reached for his pocket where he had con
cealed a revolver, but Dunn anticipated his
move and covered him with his own gun.
Wilson then submitted to arrest and to
gether with the fiiii. who nas In an upper
room, was bundled Into a buggy for
another drive for Douglas, Neb., the closest
connection for a train to Omaha.
Arriving in Douglas it was learned that
the party had miased tho train and were
obliged to remain there during the night,
catching an early train for Omaha.
Owing to the prominence of the girl's
father the case baa attracted considerable
attention throughout the northwest and
Waddell had offered a considerable reward
for tfca rapture of the couple, which was
earned by and paid to Strieker and Dunn.
The couple will be taken to Aurella this
morning by the sheriff of that place, who
arrived in Omaha last night with the
SUNDAY BILLS IN KAWTOWN
brand Jarr Reloraa iiuO Indictments
Agalast Theatrical Performers
KANSAS CITY. Mo, Feb. .-Encouraged
by a recent decision of the federal
court to the effect that that tribunal
lacked Jurisdiction to Interfere in the
local Sunday closing; crusade, the grand
Jury last night returned 200 Indictments
against actor, actresses and theatrical
attaches charged with violating I he Sun
day law. This la the Jaigest baich re
turned at one time since the iuai be
gan Jn October aad tat required lOi.OuO tu
cover the necessary bonds.
NEW HOSPITAL OPEN
Wise Memorial h Dedicated and
Occupied with Ceremony.
MEN OF MANY FAITHS TAKE PART
Spirit of Exercises as Broad as
Character of Institution.
WELCOME TO ALL WHO SUFFER
A. D. Brandeis, President, Makes the
GRATEFUL WORDS TO DONORS
rtnlldlna of Three Stories la Man
aad Re-enforced Concrete r'.adar
Ins Moaameat tn BIn-llearted
Men aad Women.
The new building of the Wise Memorial
hospital. Twenty-fourth avenue and Harney
street, was formally dedicated and occupied
Sunday afternoon, persons of all rreeda
Joined in the dedication of this new monu
ment to the city of Omaha.
Importing In ta three stories of stone and
reinforced concrete, the building Itself la
an Imposing structure.
The Interior was In a state of complete
ness which wasisurprlslng to tho thousands
that passed clown the corridors and viewed
the rooms, all being thrown open to Inspec
tion. Fourteen rooms have been furnished
by private Individuals or associations, five
of them as memorial rooms. These arr:
Room No. 1. memorial to Mr. and Mra.
J. I Brandeis; room No. 6. memorial to
iRabhl Edelman; room No. 7, furnished by
B. I Dodder; room No. . furnished by
tho employes of the Brsndels store; room
No. , furnished by M. Rach and family;
room No. 10. furnished by Charles Grotte;
room No. 11. memorial to M. Tcwels; room
No. 14, furnished by I. O. B. B. lodge;
room No. 2.1, furnlsrcd by T. K. D. eiub;
room No. 24, furnished by Robert Olier
felder; room No. 26, memorial to Mrs. Dora
Splesbergcr; room No. 27, memorial to
Frank Blotcbky; room No. S9. furnished
by J. Kettleman; room No. 31, memorial
to Edward Rosewatcr.
The program which was carried out from
the north end of the main corridor, on the
main floor, consisted of an Introductory
prayer by Rev. Newton .Mann, pastor of
I'nlty church, and address by the president
of the Hospital association, Arthur D.
Brandeis. and addresses by J. I Kennedy,
I. Zelgler, Victor Rosewatcr, Rabbi Colin
and J. C. Wharton. Rev. T. J. Mackay,
rector of All Saints' Episcopal church, pro
nounced the benediction. Complimentary
music wss furnished by the Omaha Musi
cians' union, under the leadership of 8.
Heyn and Mlaa Myrtle Moses, who sang
in her usual artistic wuy. .
Adtfreas of the President.
"A president of. Ihe yiae. Memorial hos-'
pltaf, 1h plcuatiitt rtiity dm olves uton hie to
give you a short history of thu association.'
said Arthur D. Brsndels. "No doubt the
majority of you know that the organization
was started by Mrs. J. L. Brandeln, Mrs.
Sonnenberg and a few others, In 1SW. On
November 16 of that year, they opened a
hospital. In a small nay, in a frame build
ing at lift Sherman avenue. After being
thero about a year, they found their quar
ters too small nnd leased what is known
as the J. J. Brown residence, a large brick
building at 2i2 Sherman avenue. In which
building the hospital has been maintained
until now. During these years 3.0C5 patients
have been tared for. ,
"Shortly before the illness and death 01
Mra. Brandeis, seeing how much good could
be accomplished with larger quarters, she
decided to atsrt a fund with which eventu
ally to build a hospital, and, with thi
usHlstancct ot the board, gave a fair whtel
cleared $5,000. It was the aim of Mrs.
Brandela to build a first-class, up-to-date
hospital, to care for the suffering. Un
fortunately, she waa called away from out
midst before this could be accomplished.
kacceeda Ilia Mother.
"After her death, the board elected ma
to succeed her as president. With the as
sistance of Hun. Edward Rosewatcr and
Mrs. Sonnenberg, we succeeded In Interest
ing Mr. Slimmer of Waverly, la., who was
known to give largely to hospitals that
wero nonsectarian. Mr. Slimmer came tu
Omaha and looked over the. field, and Said
he would give us tUt.Ouo. provided tho good
citixens ot Omaha would give $46,000, In
order to build a t,cj0o hospital. The only
condition made was that at all timet it
must be nonsectarian, and must have a cer
tain number of free beds in the wards,
"When Mr. Slimmer' proposition to con
tribute Ho.WiO came to us, the majority of
the board thought It would be Impossible
to make the donation available, under the
condition that the cltlsens of Omaha should
give us $46,000. but they decided to maka
the effort. Hon Edward Rosewatcr anc! I
started out one afternoon and made our
first call on our good citizen. Guy C.
Barton. After having the matter laid before
him he gave us a very large donation,
which practically assured the building of
Hurlou Donatlua Vital.
Although It was through the offer made
by Mr. Slimmer that this hospital was
mado possible, e are also specially and
directly obligated to Mr. Barton, because
without his donation we would not have
had the courage to solicit the necessary ,
funds to erect this magnificent bulld'ng.
The citixens of Omaha have been mm a
than liberal they have been generous. Un
fortunately some of those wbo gave us
large donations have not lived to see. th
completion of the woik. Among them are;
Hon. Edward Rosewatcr. Herman KiMintxe.
Count Crelghton. G. W. Llnlugc r. W. A.
Paxton. J. M. Woolworth, J. E. Boyd and
Dr. 8. D. Mercer.
"In the name of the association I want
to (hank all those who contributed to the
upbuilding of the institution. In mentioning
some, I do not mean to slight others, wbo
gave liberally according to their means.
Some of those who contributed small
amounts made greater sacrifices than
others who made larger contributions. We
appreciate all the support we have received.
Welcome to Ml.
"I take pleasure in welcoming you all
today to rejoice over the substantial com.
pletlon of the work. None of us know the
future of the Institution. Wo must feel,
however, that another great agency for
good has been established on a sui"
"If we are lo have a lure in'rtHuri. of
succss we must all share- in it. It Is only
by united effort that e can occupy that
larger field of usefulness which Ilea open
before us. Th- mode rn hospitsl Is not only
a convenience) II Is a necessity. I ait ua
hop that ma maka this ttoapUaa
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