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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: TUESDAY. JANUARY
STANDPATTERS YET IN RACE
Iowa Republican Faction Does Not
SPEAKERSHIP MILL UNSETTLED
Laws for Preeereatlen of Health W III
Be fred hy State Board nt
Comln HrHlH of the
iKrom A Staff Corre snonrtcnt
DF.8 MOT NEB, Jan. .-Pp-lal.)-Barly
trains Monday are cxpertcd to bring legis
lator fucking to D s Moines from all
part of the state The week preceding
convening of the Thlrty-thlr1 general as
sembly promises to bo one of the liveliest
known In thla state. There Is a spirited
contest on for speakrsl.lp. Hitherto It
has generally been known who would lie
the speaker and aspirants for committee
chairmanships had cnlv to beseige , that
candidate with their requests. This year
they do not know where to settle and
look for hope. They will accordingly come
early to the city to watch the progress of
the struggle and to be ready to urge
their wishes as early as possible
with tha man who will be tha next speaker
of tha house.
It la expected tha earlier tralna will
bring mora old nvembers than new ones
a they bare mora claims for preference
on appointments. But aa there la such a
division this year It Is not at all unlikely
that new members will be able by throw
ing their aupport and strength tha right
way to get aa much consideration as an
old member. As a matter of fact the men
who get the consideration thla time are
likely to be those who are tha best
Many Aaplraats la Una.
It Is understood tha tha candidates for
speakership will be In Dea Molnea Monday,
all of them, with headquarters at the
hotels receiving their friends and lining up
members for their support. This line of
aspirants Includes Feeley of Black Hawk,
White of Story, Lee of Emmet, Mnrston
cf Cerro Gordo, Iarrah of Lucas, Merldlth
of Cass and others. While It Is under
stood the standpatters Intend to withdraw
all candidates. Harding of Woodbury, who
was the most prominent standpat candidate
has made no official announcement of his
l.tm GoverntdaT Health.
Just what laws regarding tho health of
Iowa will be asked from the 8tate de
partment will not be known until the
regular meeting of the members of the
State Board of Heulth at the capltol
January 19. At that time the state secre
tary. Louis A. Thomas, will suggest that
a number of laws for the preservation of
health be urged by the board upon the
legislature. What action the board may
take is. of course, uncertain. These laws
to be discussed, however, deul with better
sanitation, more stringent of quarantine
laws and gathering vital statistics.
The constitutionality of the indetermi
nate sentence law is to be decided by the
supreme court this winter. The fact that
the question has been raised In this Judicial
body may deter the legislature from tak
ing up the Impeachment proceedings against
Judge Gaynor until after the court has
rendered an opinion. If the supreme court
holds the law is constitutional and binding,
even mote judges may come, in for legisla
The question arises In a case appealed
from Bramer county In which one George
Perkins, convicted of adultery, was given a
fixed sentence by Judge Clyde of Osage
of one year in the penitentiary, tinder tho
code this crime comes under the Indeterm
inate class,' with a" sentence not to exceed
Perkins, through his lawyers, has ap
pealed the case, harglng that he has been
improperly sentenced by the lower court,
and accordingly asks a new trial. It Is
expected In this case that the question of
the lower court's Judge In Ignoring the In
determinate law and arbitrarily fixing a
one-year term will be reviewed by the su
preme court and-an Opinion given one way
or tha other as to whether the law Is bind
ing upon th district Judge. If they rule
the law Is binding, Judge Clyde, with Judge
Gaynor and Judge Hutchinson, may come
In for legislative Impeachment proceedings.
If they rule the law is not constitutional.
It will upset the whole plan of reformatory
prison methods decided upon by the legis
lature two yesrs ago. Such a decision,
however, would give the present legisla
ture an opportunity to enact some suitable
The attorney general expects to argue the
case with a viewpoint of getting the ques
tion of the constitutionality of the Inde
terminate law settled. The case will be
pushed with a view of getting a decision
before the coming Thirty-third assembly
adjourns its session.
Dunlnp Gaa Plant Blows I'p.
DENISON. la., Jnn. J. (Special.) The
gas plant at Dunlap, la., was destroyed by
aa explosion. The top of the building was
blown off and the side walls wrecked. The
explosion Is thought to have been caused
by the leakage of gasoline. All the ga line-
In the building and all tha woodwork was
destroyed. Tha plant will be rebuilt, but
In meantime the town Is without light, ex
cept from kerosene lamps.
Tha fteCOGNTZED SUrnttOI of all
lasportea aad Doasastto
Cocoas and Chocolates
HERE IS RELIEF FOR WOMEN
If you have pains In the back, t'rlnary
Bladder or Kidney trouble and wan' a
certain, pleasant herb relief from Wo.
men's Ills, try Mother Gray s "AUtTti
XOAaT-UlAr." It Is a safe, reliable regu
lator, and relieves all Female Wvakncases.
Including .inflammation and ul.-eratiiHis.
Mother Gray's Aastallan-Xaf la 8uld by
Druggleta or sent by mail for oOc. Sample
sent KHEK. Address, The. Mother Gray
Co., La Roy. N. T.
, llll if
SHAFT ERECTED TO HORSES
oath Africa Ball Meanmeat la
Iloaor of Steeds at Port
LONDON, Jan. 4. (Special.) Horaea
killed In battle now have a monument to
their honor. It has recently been erected
at Port Elisabeth, South Africa. When
Lord Byron put up an elaborate monument
to his dog, 'Bosun," everyone regarded It
ait a mad caprice, but now a general public
subscription has been raised by English
people for the purpose of perpetuating the
memory of "the services of the gallant
animals which perished In' tha Anglo-Boer
war, 1899-1902." Pictures of this monument
are being soil In great numbers, mostly
among army officers, though the animal
loving public is also buying them largely.
The first horse monument ever raised by
public subscription consists of an oblong
pile of granite, on tho top of which are
two 1 gures a lifc-sixed bronco horse, and
a kneeling soldier offrrlng the animal Its
food. The f gures are beautifully executed.
The granite base of the statue serves a
utilitarian purpose by forming a fine drink
ing fountain, both for man and beast, a
huge granite block being hollowed out into
a trough. Into which water flows from
three spouts in the form of lions' heads.
On the base of the monument is the sig
nificant Inscription: "Tha greatness of a
nation consists, not so much to tha num
ber of its people, or tha extent of Its ter
ritory, aa in tha extant and Justice of Its
It is perhaps quite fitting that such a
monument as this should be erected by
English people, as they are unodubtedly
tha world's greatest "animal loving na
tion. It has even been said perhaps some
what unkindly that they pay mora atten
tion to the feeds of animals than to those
of children or men. For Instance, In Lon
don, there la a splendid animal hospital,
whera dogs are provided with "endowed"
beds, the donors having given $500 for the
endowment cf each cot. The Dumb
Friends' league la also a powerful organi
sation which controls large funds, and,
with the Antl-Vlvlsectlon society, has made
the cause of "dumb" animals anything but
The services of horses In the South Af
rican campaign were quite aa essential as
those of men. Many of the battles were
cavalry engagements, and troops had to
be moved rapidly from one part of the
country to another. Enormous numbers of
horses were requisitioned from all parts of
the world, and the. mortality among these
animals was very great, though there are
no definite figures at hand.
The monument to these "gallant steeds"
has been raised by small subscriptions from
all parts of the British empire; a large
portion of the fund coming from various
"humane societies" and from officers and
men in the army.
The raising of monuments to anlmala Is
a unique departure of modern civilisation.
though the Idea la by no meana new, for
the Egyptians often put up memorials to
dogs, cats and even crocodiles. There are
many people today who believe In "animal
Immortality," and this horse monument
will help to confirm their opinions. Among
me .Indians a chiefs horse is often killed
over the grave of Its master so that tho
great man will have a "mount" when he
arrives on the "happy hunting grounds."
CHANGES IN BANK EXAMINERS
Secretary Cortelyon Proposes that Feo
System Be Abolished and Routes
Be Kept Secret.
WASHINGTON, Jan. -".-National bank
examlers will be put upon a salary or per
diem and expense basis and the present fee
system will be abolished, if recommenda
tions made by Secretary Cortelyou, Comp
troller Murray and Deputy Comptroller
Kane of the Treasury department are car
Under the fee system the comptroller
does not direct the routes of the examiners.
According to testimony of Deputy Comp
troller Kane, before the National Monetary
commission, any bank on the list of a cer
tain examiner may locate him at any time
on the route.
Mr. Kane today reiterated that when an
examiner enters a town in which there is
two or more banks his presence In one of
the banks is immediately known to the
"It la also known," said Mr. Kane, "that
they will be examined in order, and this
knowledge enables a bank to prepare for
the examlner'a coming and destroys, in a
way, the efficacy of such examinations
"It takes an examiner some little time to
get a thorough knowledge of the paper that
he handles. He becomes acquainted with
the financial responsibility of the borrow
ers and the securities. On the other hand,
sometimes where an examiner, because of
his long stay in one district, becomes too
well acquainted with the bankers, he takes
too much for granted."
Iowa Maws Notes.
CRESTON One of the matters that will
be submitted to the County Bjard cf Super
visors of Union county at the first meeting
of the year will be the offer made by the
Bank of Kent to pay the county interest
at the rale of 2'i per cent on alt deposits.
At the election lust fall It whs charged
that the treasurer was depositing the funds
of the county in different banks without
the required permission of the board and
without asking interest.
MARSHALLTOVVN Twenty-two head of
cattle have been stolen from Moses Rob
bins, a farmer near Grinnell. They were
driven from his field, being coe.x.- along
the road by corn scattered on the ground.
There is not the slightest clue to the thief.
The faim changed hands a few daya ago,
but before the change was made the cattle
Wi-rA '.nlintt;r1 Till. linrri ImibMl nmall.,r
j today, and they were counted again,
I twenty-two being found to be missing.
I MARSH ALLTOWX A telegram received
n this city today Bays that Georse 8.
I llu kox, a former prominent Marahalltown
man and once sheriff of Marshailtowi:
county. Is dead In Bait Ike City. Mr.
Mukox served In Company 11. Thirteenth
Iowa Infantry in the civil war. and In 1875
he was elected sheriff of this ruunlv.
serving one term. Mr. Hickox is survived
by his wife, and four children, one of
whom is Mrs. Hattie Heller, a well known
FORT DODGE Georsre F. Rawaan. nver
60 yeara of age, while working at tiie John
ininan larm was struck by a larg"
chunk of frozen clay that rolled down
the aide of the sand pit where Kawson
was at work, unit one of Lis legs waa
broken below the knee. Kawson picked
it up, as It were, crawled into his wminn
and drove three-c,uartcrs of a mile to a
larm House. Medical aid was summoned,
but the leg was so peculiarly twisted, that
trip consequent upon the accident, that
It may be necessary to amputate It. Had
he been standing two feet further east
It would have meant surT death to hint
FORT DODGE J. A. Peace, a poultry
fancier business man. sent Columbian and
Buff Wyandottes to me Transmiastsslnpi
poultry show at Omaha this week and w.Tn
prise ufter prise away from Day cf Ne
braska, who lias won first placet 'in every
thing for about twenty yeara at both the
Omaha and Llnco'n shnwg. He wMl re
ceive over 50 in premiums. He took four
of five firat prises, lour aeronds, and one
fourth and one fifth with his Ruff Wyan
d.ttes. With Columbians he took all five
firsts. In addition he received sweenatake
prises for the beat WvmiHiiii. .n I.--.
colored Wyandotte. n!l the club ribbon in
both exhlhits and the silver cup for the
MARSHA LI.TOW N Charles D. Swick
the missing yard manager and confidential
employ of George (ir. gery. president of
the Iowa and Nebraska Retail C jal Dealers'
eaioclation. will not h arrrsted. The
charge of embessW ment, which Mr.
Girevry filed, haa been withdrawn, and
the warrant for his arrest haa been de
alroyed. Steps by the local police which had
betn taken to locate Swtck have ceased.
Thla phase of tha case developed tody
after Mr. Greg-cry had been Implored by
Mrs. Swick. her sister and other rela
tives and friends not to have him arrested.
Mr. Gregory a sympathy for Mrs. 8wuk.
who ts all but prostrated with rlef an 1
shame, led him lo cease bringing Swick
COMERS THANKS FRIENDS
Labor Leader Makes General Reply to
Many Letter of Sympathy.
BATTLE WITH TUBERCULOSIS
Aaaoclatloa In New York Mill
Register and Treat F.very Case
la tha City Arrests at
NEW YORK, Jan. 4. At a meeting yes
terday of the Central Labor union there
was read a letter from Samuel Gompors
commenting for the first time upon the
prison sentences Imposed upon John Mitch
ell, Frank Morrison and himself for al
leged contempt of court. Mr. Gompers'
'Termlt me to thank you for your mes
sage. Many, other friends, fellow workers
and sympathisers In all walks of life have
also telegrnphtd and written me, and wh.le
I would like to reply to cacn one, yet I
find it Impossible to convey In a letter all
that it is In my mind to say.
"Therefore I am making this acknowl
edgment of your message and to say that
from the many communications of this
character which have been sent to me, I
believe I am right In aaylng the great mass
of liberty-loving American people are with
J. Mitchell, F. Morrison end myself at
this crucial time in the effort we have made
and are making to maintain the principle
of Justice and right and the constitutional
guarantee of freedom of speech and of the
"Regardless of results, we are confident
that the principle for which we contend
and for which we may suffer will be re
stored, maintained and permanently guar
anteed to all our people, the workers in
cluded. Temporary Inconvenience or suf
fering of any one, or of a few men, Is of
lesser importance than the establishment
of equal Justice to all the people of our
"Under the circumstances and In view of
my many duties, you will realize tho Im
possibility of my dealing more fully with
this subject In this communication."
Tuberculosis Fight Effective.
Every case of tuberculosis, acute or latent.
In New York, will be discovered, recorded
and if possible cured, If the plan set on
foot by the Association of Tuberculosis
clinics can bo carried out.
The health department by tho establish
ment of hospitals, by disinfection and edu
cation haa brought the mortality from
tuberculosis in this city down 25 per cent
in recent years. Forty thousand cases re
main, three-fourths of which are in the
tenement district. It Is the purpose of the
association to take up the work unofficially
where the crusade of the city officially
ends. On January 8 a meeting will be held
to arouse public interest In. the movement.
Governor Hughes will speak.
Arrests at Sanday Concerts.
The police today arrested several per
formers at the so-called "Sunday concerts."
At Hammersteln's Victoria theater four
men were taken into custody following their
presentation of a schoolroom sketch in
which the actors were said to have been
made up as teacher and pupils. The acting
manager of the theater, Aaron Kessler.
was also arrested.
At the Thalia theater two -actresses
charged with singing in costume were ar
rested. The Theater Managers' Protective asso
ciation made public today resolutions pro
testing against the enforcement of what are
termed "blue laws."
Rockefeller's Pastor Moves.
A congregation that thronged the Madi
son Avenue Baptist church gathered today
to hear the initial sermon of the new
preacher. Rev. Charles A. Eaton, for sev
eral years pastor of the Euclid avenue
church in 'Cleveland, of which John D.
Rockefeller is a member. Mr. Rockefeller
was not in the congregation today, attend
ing, as usual, the services at the Fifth
Avenue Baptist church.
INTERIOR DEPARTMENT WORK
Secretary Garfield Discusses Effect of
New Methods Used to Simplify
Work of Bureaus.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 4. The Improved
methods of administration Instituted by
Secretary Garfield, having for their purpose
the simplification of business without any
lrss in accuracy or responsibility, have
lroen of great value, says the head of
the Department of the Interior In his an
nual report made public today. Tho re
port covers a. wide field, dealing as it does
with the work of the various bureaus em
braced within Its management, the terri
tories, national parks and reservations,
District of Columbia corporations, etc.
Secretary Garfield calls attention to cer
tain unscrupulous and unprofessional acts
upon the part of a number cf attorneys
practicing before the department, which
resulted in their disbarment. Some of thess
have brought mandamus suits for a restor
ation of their names to the lif t of those
entitled to practice. These cases are now
pending, but "In the meantime," the sec
retary says, "attorneys will be notified,
heard and disbarred In ail cases, where
I am satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt
that thrlr conduct as attorneys has been
disreputable, fraudulent. Illegal, or un
doubtedly unprofessional. "The recent patent
office frauds, resulting In the confession of
one defendant,, the vonvlctlon of anothjr
nd the acquittal of the third are touched
upon, and the statement Is made that it
was the first case of the kind that had oc
curred in the 18 years of patent rfflce his
tory. The commissioner cf patents, it is
stated, has taken steps to provide addi
tional safeguards around the filing of
Regarding the movement for the con
servation of the natural resources of the
country, Secretary Garfield says that it
shows tha people of the country have fully
awakened to the vital necessity of caring
for what Is left of the public domain.
The pension roll, as usual, piled up an
enormous death rate. 60.676 names having
been removed on this account. Of these
34,333 were sollders and sailors of the civil
war. During the entire year the total
number cf pensioners on the roll was 1 -
ARRESTS AT ST. PETERSBURG
Palace Attendants Charged with Com
plicity In Bonk Exploalon
LONDON, Jan. 4. Tha Daily Mall's cor
respondent at St. Petersburg suys that
twenty arreats have been made. Including
several persons at the emperor's palace at
Tsarskoe-Selo, for alleged connection wltn
the bomb explosion In the Cafe Central In
St. Petcraburg Saturday night. The, bomb
waa left on a table by a man In the uni
form of a student, and a waiter was killed
and the cafe badly damaged by the ex
ploalon. Tha Dally Mall's correspondent ssys that
the bomb outrage and the arreats were tho
outcome of a vast terrorist plot agaJnat
the imperial family.
A Cml Mistake
la to neglect a cold or rough. Dr. King's
New Discovery cures them and prevents
consumption. GOc and 1100. For sale by
Beaton Drug Co.
Isolomon talks cf the plan
Tells Why He Thinks Democrats'
lltleal Jobbery Should Xot R
"On November 7. 1MT, the people cf this
city and county elected me county comp
troller and ex-officio city comptroller to
servo during tho years 19. 19ii9. 1910 and
1911, and to take charge of the city comp
trollers duties on the third Tuesday of
May, 19 9, bflng tho end of the ttrm of the
present c ity comptroller, lo serve in the dual
capui'lty without any additional stlttry,"
said Comptroller Solomon, speak ng of the
democratic plan to abolish his office to let
C. O. Lobeck continue city comptroller anil
get out of Mnyor Dahlman's way. "I know
whereof 1 speak when I say there Is a great
need of a county comptroller, a man eltcted
by the people, responsible to the people. In
stead of an auditor appointed by the Board
of County Commissioners, because he
checks all claims and accounts against the
county, also all county officers.
"My first annual report, which will be
ready about January 15. will show the vol
ume of business transacted by the county
during the year 1908 In detail.
"Douglas county is constructing a J1.00VK0
court house and certainly tho office of
county comptroller should not be abol'shect.
There are many reasons why a county
comptroller Is not a 'desirable' officer.
"Other states, notably New York. Illinois
and Pennsylvania, are now spending vast
sums of money to perfect systems of public
accounting, and it would be a ludicrous
spectacle to see enlightened Nebraska move
backward and return to systems which
have been found defective and unsatisfac
tory. "But If the legislature should abolish the
office of county comptroller It would force
the matter Into politics and oblige me to go
before the voters to give them the oppor
tunity to ratify their action when they
elected me ex-offlelo city comptroller."
City Comptroller Lobeck s term of office
would expire this spring and he would run
for mayor on the democratic ticket if not
otherwise taken care of. Tho Dahlman
democrats fear his political strength and
In their eagerness to eliminate him from
the mayoralty race have hit on the scheme
of abolishing the county comptrollershlp and
continuing the city office, thus keeping Lo
beck at work.
COLDEST WEATHER THUS FAR
Sharp Decline In Mccury Forcaated by
Washington 11 area a Rain and
Snow Will Come First.
Cold wave, the coldest weather of the
winter thus far.
That is the prediction of the weather bu
reau at Washington. Tho mercury was
slated for about 15 degreees above zero
probably Tuesday night.
This special bulletin was issued by the
chief of tho weather bureau at Washing
ton, D. C. Monday noon and received at
the local bureau:
The disturbance mentioned In last Sat
urday's special forecast has reached east
ern Minnesota, preceded by the expected
high temperatures to the eastward and
southward and followed by the cold high
area to the northwestward. The cold wave
will reach the upper lake region and the
upper Mississippi valley tonight and Tues-
rluV 111 rltl,-. null..., 1 I.. I.. . I
' ,nrj aiiu ivwrr luite region
Tuesday night and the middle and north
Atlantic State VVmlnaailiiv If .1
be colder In the south Wednesday and
eunesday night. Ow.ng to tne wide ex
tent of the western high area. It is prob-
ahle 1nt tha ttri will V.A v,A Mn.t i
- - " ' ' 1 1 " wi Ilium III It 1 Kill
of the present season thus far. Rain will
picceuH me coia una win turn to snow over
tire northern tier Of states.
Prior to the receipt of the Washington
dispatch Weather Forecaster Welsh had
sent out his bulletins for the day and they
Imparted the information as to the arrival
and intensity of tha -cold wave. This other
message, so a wtt 'at the federal building
told Colonel Welsh, Is Just "rubbing it in."
FRENCH SENATORS ELECTED
Nearly All Whose Terms Expired Are
Returned and Government Gains
PARIS. Jan. 4. The election of senators
whose term will expire nine years hence
were mado today. They resulted in an en
dorsement of the government, the majority
gaining fifteen seats. Most of the retiring
members were elected, including Premier
Clemenceau and Baron D'Estournelles de
Constant. The letter's success Indicates
progress of the policy of international
The feature of the campaign was a state
ment issued Saturday by M. Clemenceau,
in which he said that he had striven for
progress and the evolution of the republic,
which had boon endangered by clerical re
action and Internal disorder and revolt.
"The representatives of clerical domi-
nation are always menacing and do not
fear even to put Into play the flame of
revolution and make us run the horrid risk
of civil war all this to bring about every
chance for the bloody return of papism and
the monarchy," the statement concluded.
DEMOCRATS ARE FOR BRUNING
Reported Dent of Votes to Him in
Exchange for Committee
Fred Pruning appears io nave the two
new members' votes for chairmanship of
the new county board cinched. At least this
it the way tho rumor haa it fixed.
There Is u report that Mr. Brunlng,
republican, has secured the prom'se of tile
votes of both the democrats, Jeff W, Bed
ford and Oscar Plckird, that tin y will vot
for him if he, in turn, will name them as
chairman if important committees and
let the committees have the app intlng of
tho employes under them. That, It is
believed, will give these two democrats a
slice of patronage big enough to make them
happy for their entire terms.
But neither of the democrats nor Bruning
will confirm thla report.
"Can't say yet," waa all Plckard would
say when asked about the matter.
The new commissioners take fielr scats
January 7, but the organ ration will not
take place until January 12.
1$ Cod Liver Oil, purified, re
fined and partly digested
anyone can take it The
leading medical authorities
agree that Cod Liver Oil is
the best help in fighting Con
sumption, because it pro
duces flesh and strength
faster than anything else.
Send thk ad. four cents for DoataSe. bmi
ttonin this pv. and we win acad yoa a
1 CooapatU rUmls Alls as UM World."
SCOTT a BOWNK. 40 Pearl St. M Y.
PEACE OF CUINA ENDANGERED
Peking Diplomats Take Gloomy View
of Dismissal of Yuan Shai Kai.
PALACE GUARD IS INCREASED
Court KTldently in Fear of Ant!-
Dynastic Plot Liana; Tan Yen
Appointed to Foreign
PEKING. Jan. 4.-Yuan Shi;i Kai. the de
posed grand councillor hus succeded In
making his escape out of Peking. Ho Is
now In Tien Tsln, a treaty port seventy
miles to tho southeast and Is under thi
protection of Great Britain. Arrangements
had hren made for Yuan Hhal Kal'e de
parture for Hainan by way of the Hankow
railway. His private car was waiting at
the station early this morning.
PEKING, Jan. 4.-Folowlng tho dis
missal from office yesterday of Yuan Shai
Kai, grand councillor Rnd commander-in-chief
of the forces, and the appointment of
Na Tung as gran,d councellnr, an edict
was Issued today appointing Liang Tun
Yen, customs taotal to the position thus
mado vacant on the Foreign board.
The British and American ministers
agreed that the dismissal of Yuan Bnal Kul
should not pnss unnoticed. The Ameri
can, British, German and Japanese min
isters met again at the American legation
this morning. Sir John N. Jordan, the
British minister joining with Mr. Rockhlll,
the American minister in submitting an
outline of representations, which should
be mode to th Foreign board. The min
isters disagree on the question as to
whether the question of foreign Interests
Is technically Involved by the regents'
recent actions, but they agree that peace
Is endangered. The representatives of
Great Britain, the United States and Ger
many view the regents' action as tanta
mount to an affront to the powers on ac
ccunt of Yuan Shai Kai's posllton abroad,
ho being recognized as the medium of fair
and equable treatment toward the nations.
The dissenting ministers believe that un
less other serious events occur Interference
v ould not bo justified. Japan concurs is
the opinion that the dismissal is certain
to result in international injury, Dut that
representations to China would be difficult.
There Is a marked lack of unanimity
among the diplomats.
Palace Guard Increased.
The court's action a few days ago In In
creasing the palace troops and forbidding
the entrance to the palace even to the high
est officers without passes was taken as
an Indication of the alarm felt in court
clrcjes, and It is believed there was fear
of an antl-dynastlc. Today the court Is
sued an Indictment giving alleged details
of Yuan Sh;ii'a Intrigues, on wnl.'li his ell
missal was based. The impeachment was
framed on charges agalnHt Yuan Shai Kai
in connection with the coup d'.tat of 193,
when the regency of the dowager empress
was restored and a reactionary policy in
augurated. Tiie flight of Kans Yu Wtl,
the reformer, occurred at this time.
Pessimism in Foreign Quarter.
The last minister who saw Yuan Shai Ka'.
at the foreign biard on December 23, states
that he was at that time suffering from
no malady, but the reason given for his
dismissal' yesterday was that he Is afflicted
with rheumatism. The foreign ministers
agree that Yuan &ial Kal's restoration Is
impossible and that the action of the gov
ernment in eliminating him cannot be re
called. Liang Tun Yen's appointment this
afternoon only serves to increase, the feel
ing of pessimism at the legations, as Yuan
Slii Kai exercised an authority with.thu
viceroys and governors which was his alone
and which the foreign board, no matter
what Its composition, cannot now retain.
Yuan Shai Kai must leave Peking within
four or five days. Consternation among thu
Chinese surpasses that felt by the foreign
residents. Many of the supporters of the
former viceroy are panic stricken. It is
probable that among the first changes botli
Yang Shi Kiang, the viceroy of Chi Li. and
Prince Chlng, president of the board of
foreign affairs, will be lemoved. There Is
keenest interest as ti the fote of Prlnc?
Tang Shao Yi'. ml! s on to the United States,
as the source of his authority hus now
CHARLES TANDY IS KILLED
Former South Omaha Live fltoek Man
Meets Death In Wreck, in
A telegram was received In Omaha
Monday morning from General Superin
tendent A. Pr'ce of the Canadian Pacific
railway at Calgary, making Inquiries of
relatives or friends of Charts Tandy, a
former Omaha live stick commissi n man,
who was killed In a wreck near Cull lake,
Mr. Tandy was known to many of the
live atoek men of r'outii Omaha, aa a atock
buyer and speculator in cattle. Mr. Tan ly
waa a native of Kngland, and was un
married. He has no lelailv, a in ih
country that are known to h a Omaha
During the last year of two Mi. Tanly
had been engaged in the r al estate business
In connection w.th the Canadian Pacific, in
Calgary and v rlnlty, and wit In Omaha
only recently seeking to interest South
Omaha p.rtl s In these Canadian lands.
Mr. Tsndy lift tJmuhu December 11 tor
the northwest. He had been stopping at
the Paxton hotel for two months. The
notua ,,f ttt Heath U'UI a cri'iil ahiM'k t, hlc
I frltnds here
RAILROAD NEWS AND NOTES
Approach to Tenth Street Viaduct
Nearly Completed Grain Move
Tho approach to the Tenth street viaduct
from Union station Is nearlng completion
and will soon be ready for the use of
vehicles. The old approach was 200 feet
long, while the new one Is 460 feet long.
This extra length was required to con
form with the orders of the Nebraska
Railway commission to reduce the grade.
complaint having been made by the cream
ery Interests. About 2fi0 feet from the top
of tho approach an outlet has been built
for carriages that they may reach the
north door of the station without having
to drive to the end of the approach, which
will be crowded with express wagons and
Grain movements at present are quite
heavy and Just to the liking of the rail
roads, as It comes along In an even manner
In which tho railroads are able to handle
It. The movement la In all directions to
all the grain centers of the north, east and
The Burlington has posted a large sign
notifying the public that all the tariffs
are on file at tho general traffic offices.
This Is In accordance with the ruling of
the Interstate Commerce commission.
J. B. Berry, chief engineer of the Rock
Island, was In Omaha for a short time
Sunday and left for Denver.
F. A. Nash, general western agent of
the Milwaukee, has gone to Chicago.
Dwlght M. Swobe, vice president and traf
fic manager of the McCIoud River Railroad
company, with headquarters at San Fran
cisco, stopped off in Omaha Monday to
visit with his parents. Lieutenant Colonel
Thomas Swobe and Mrs. Swobe.
Elmer H. Wood, general freight agent
of the Union Pacific, who Is assigned to
special duty on the classification board in
Chicago and who came home to spend
the holidays, haa been .confined to his
home by a severe attack of rheumatism.
LANDLADY CAMPS ON 4 TRUNK
Dellnejnent Boarder Has to 'Come
Across" with Hla Rent Be-
fore She Arises.
High school students leaving the build
ing at the noon recess Monday were
treated to a dramatic little episode which
occurred In the neighborhood at that hour.
They observed a young woman of prepos
sessing appearance, but determined mien,
sitting on a trunk on the porch of a flat
building. Nearby stood a drayman with
amusement written expansively over his
face, wltlle a fidgety and worried youth
was at hand, standing first on one foot
and then on the other.
The Inwardness of the situation could be
correctly guessed from the outward aspect.
The youth was departing, or, rather, at
tempting to depart, and his landlady was
holding down his trunk until he had "come
across" with the amount necessary to
Other young men rooming In the house
had settled their accounts by the simple
statement that in the event the youth did
not pay up hla physiognomy would be dis
figured to an extent which would handicap
for the time being a mad attempt to break
into good society. A strenuous method llko
this was out of the question for the land
lady, whose expedient of camping out on
the trunk proved effective nevertheless.
BOARD TRIPS UP E. E. THOMAS
County Commissioners Call the Tarn
on Anti-Saloon. I.eaarae
The entire session of the county commis
sioners Monday morning mas taken up in
listening to the protests of Elmer E
Thomas to the granting of a liquor license
to Herbert E. Warren for a saloon on
West Q street, though outside the South
Omaha city limits, and therefore under
the jurisdiction of the county authorities.
Mr. Thomas alleged that the petitioner
for the license was under Indictment for
the illegal sale of liquor and that he had
sold liquor on Sunday.
This the commissioners found to be false,
for the reason that Mr. Warren has never
been engaged In the. liquor business. The
saloon at this location was formerly owned
by Max T. Green and has been bought
by Warren. It has been eh sod since Jan
uary 1, and will remain so until a new
license is granted. The matter granting
a license was deferred to Wednesday after
noon at 4 o'clock, when the commissioners
will tako up the question raised by Mr.
Thomas as to the sufficiency of the peti
tion filed by Mr. Warren. .
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BRASDEIS' START AT" ONCE
Let Excavation Contract Saturday and
Begin Work Monday, .
BUSY SECTION IN THE SPRING
Fire Mew Unlldlnsjs Within Short
Distance of F.ach Other Will
Go I'D nt the Same
Tho contract for excavating for the !i w
Brandels , building at Seventeenth ana
Douglas will be let Saturday, and tho
work will begin next Monday. The work
of rxcavatlon will be a big one, for there
Is a large amount of ccrth above grsdj
to be removed, and .for a modern steel
structure, such as the new office htilldlni
and theater will be, the digging below
grade proceeds Inevitably to a tfonsldorablt
The work of construction will proceet
with all possible speed from that time on.
The St. Louis architects, who will draw u
the plans for the theater, have talked of
eight months, but the Brandelscs am)
Architect Latcnser, who has drawn the
plans 'for the "office building, realize thai
the rate at which building Is possible here.
Is less than in Chicago or even St. 'Louis
It ; Is probable, however, that' January 1,
Win, will ' see the' new building finished
and the theater having its formal opening.
For the new J100.000 Christian Sclenc
church the excavating la . dono ' and the
contractor' is at work on tha foundation,
the contract for. which is let only to th
grade line, however. It Is officially an
nounced that plana for the church, which
Is at the northeast corner of Twenty
fourth and St. Mary's avenue, will not bt
adopted until spring, or at least for twa
Apartment to .Cover Block.
Plana are being drawn by Architect Join,
Latenser for the apartment bull ling which
William A.' Paxton will erect' pn his prop
erty at Twenty-sixth and Fornam. ' Thf
building ' will be only three stories in
height, but will cover a solid block. -
The Graham-Qif ford .building at Nine
teenth and Farnam will alao go up In thf
spring. Those Interested have been at
work on plans for themselves and expect
to call in an architect shortly. ,
Captain II. E, Palmer will not begin
work on his new office and store building
at Twentieth and Farnam until May 1,
owing to prospective - absence from tho
city for some time between now and then.
Between Seventeenth and Twentieth, on
Farnam and Douglas, work will be going
on at once on at least five new buildings
this spring, the two on Douglas being the
Brandels annex, and Brandels theater and
a building at Eighteenth ' and Douglas,
which John L. Kennedy will erect.
Watch Your Door Knob.
DIAMOND CROOK RETURNS
Swindler W ho Rolled Several Omaha
People la Believed to Be la
A former diamond swindler who operated
successfully In Omaha about a year or two
ago, until the police got on his trail and
forced him to leave, Is reported to be in
the city again. A man who knows the
crook has notified the police that he saw
him on the street, so the officers are on
the lookout for the man and expect to get
reports of his work before long.
The game at which he worked when In
Omaha before was to enter a business of
fice and Inquire for a man whom ha knew
to be out. Then, with a story or the pur.
chase of a diamond on the Installment
plan by the man inquired for and that the
last payment was. due, the crook would suc
ceed in obtaining several dollars from a
friend of the supposed buyer of the gem,
and the obliging friend would get a bogus
stone and the laugh of the office when It
would be discovered that the diamond
agent was a fakir.
It is expected that this or an equally
smooth method of swindling the public
will be tried by the man in question and
the police wish to warn tha people about
Watch Your Door Knob.
Aannal Meeting; of Aatloaale.
CINCINNATI, O., Jan. 4-The annual
meeting of the National Base Ball commis
sion opened today and will be In session
three or four days. Many prominent base
ball men are here, including the members
? commission-Chairman Hermann.
President B B. Johnson of. the American
league. President Harry Pulllam of the Na
tional league and Secretary John E. Hru
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