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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVIII NO. 201).
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 15, 109.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Market Reflect Grov 'rpor of
FIRM TONE 13 NED
Holders of Secnritiei Seem. d
to Await Revival of Dem. V
JAP SITUATION CLEARS rj
Riie of Bonds in Europe Real Index
HALT TN BUSINESS ACTIVITY
Merchants and Mannfnctnrern Ara
Raying Sparingly Hrennse of
Prospect of Revision of
NKW TORK, Feb. 14.-The semi-Stagnant
stork market of taat week reflected
the growing torpor of the speculative spirit
and the detetmlnotloti 'to await the clearer
outline of the business future before enter
ing on fuither stock market commitments.
The extreme dullness of the trading proved
to be not incompatible with a firm tone.
from which It was Inferred that owners of
stocks were content to hold them for lack
of opportunity to market them on favorable
terms and while awaiting a revival In busi
ness and speculative activity. Such strength
us last week's market showed was attrib
uted largely to the demand from the bears
to cover up the short commitments made
the week before on the supposition that a
pinch In the money market might follow
the heavy dcp'etlon of the cash reserves of
the clearing house banks, and also that the
anti-Japanese agitation In California might
afford subject for disturbances of the mar
ket, As these suppositions were shown to
be groundless the bears covered their shorts
and prices rose.
Transfer of Cash.
The transfer of cash from the clearing
house banks to the trust companies' vaults,
while It depleted the margin of the surplus
reserve In the official figures, was known
to strengthen the real position so substan
tially by removing the dependence of the
trust companies upon- their deposits In the
banks for their ultimate reserve require
ments that confidence In the position was
correspondingly enhanotd and credits ac
corded with corresponding freedom. In
stead, the demand for credits Is so meager,
with prospect of continuance of this con
dition until more arrive trade shall develop
and force tha replenishment of reserves so
considerable by reason of Inflow from the
circulation to the custody' of tha banka, that
any feeling of anxiety over the money mar
ket condition Is prevented. The fiscal op
erations of the government offer the only
likely source of disturbance.
Japaaeso Bonds Rise.
As for tha Japanese question, the rise
in Japaneso government bonds day after
day, rraie'.tba-diacuaaion-waa In rag
ress. was taken as the truer Index of the
situation by the financial world. Tha
final action of the California legislature
was accepted aa full confirmation of this
opinion. Foreign Inf luencea also were dis
tinctly encouraging, the visit of the Brit
ish monarch to Berlin, the disbandmcut
of the Bulgarian reserves and the agree
ment between Germany and France over
Morocco all serving to dissipate anxieties
over International relatione which have
been a dormant Influence on foreign mar
kets ever since the Rank of France begun
Its long process of gold accumulation lat
summer. Money markets abroad relaxed
with the realisation that political motives
were not to be asHumed from the policy
of the French bank.
The- clearing of the foreign money mar
ket altuatlon relieved the New York igur
ket of every Insistent, although moder
ate, source of pressure of liquidation of
foreign holdings of American securities.
Delay In Trade Revival.
Financial opinion lias settled down to
an acceptance of a period of delay In
trade revival. Returns from practically
all departments confirm the halt In activ
ity. The Iron and steel business Is as
Melted by the leading trade authority to
ue living In part on orders taken In No
vember and Iecember. Orders are held
up pending the adoption of the revised
duties on Imports. The same complaint
comes from many other mercantile lines.
Bstliuates of refined copper on hand pub
lished by the newly-organised copper pro
ducers' association showed a lesa formida
ble surplus , than rumors had Indicated,
but the January production was shown to
be 22,000,000 pounds In excess of the de
liveries and the stocks In smelter hands
were said to be not Included In the esti
mate and to be very large. The lethargy
of the atock market Is regarded aa due
to these conditions.
Meantime the meager demand for bank
ing facllltlea In commercial lines leave
room fur large bond operatlona and con
stant new Inane succeed each other In
the market and ara readily absorbed.
HARRIMAN BUYS RAILROAD
ew tool Line la Virginia Absorbed
by I slsa Pnelge Magnate
. KNOXVILLK. Tenn.. Feb. 14. It was re
ported here tonight that the Harrlman In
t rests have obtained poeseasicn of the
Cllnchfield, Carolina Ohio railroad. This
Is the line Just completed from the Vir
ginia coal fields, through Johnson City, to
a connection with the Seaboard Air Line
at Boaltc, N. C, 2uS, miles. Train service
will be established n the road next Mon
day. Mr. Ilarrlmsn, with President H ara hen
of the Illinois Central, passed througn
Knoxvllle today enrouta from Bristol to
Hirmtngham. It la reported that tha visit
tn t het iclnity of Bristol was to look over
the property and resulted In Its purchase.
l oi some time reports have been mad
that Harrlman would obtain connection
with the Seaboard Air Line.
SHAW IN RAILWAY PROJECT
former Secretary of Treaaary May
Help Bnlld Lino Oil of
KANSAS eiTT. Mo.. Feb. I4.-Lesllo M.
Shew, formerly secretary of the treasury, Is
interested in the project to bullU an eleo
trie railroad between Kanaas City and To
peka by way of Lawrence and between
Lawrence aad Independence, Kan. Mr.
Shaw cam her yeaterday to look Into tb
possibilities of the plan and spent part of
he day In Lawrence.
Many Fishennen In Manner.
- BIFKAIX) Feb. lt-A score of fisher
inn and their dogs were carried out Into
- Krte today when th Ice field was
, set fa motion by a shift In the wind. All
war rescued except Joseph Batuaky.
CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
FORKCA8T FOR NERRA9K A Monday,
fair and not quite so cold.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
5 a. m B
a. m n
7 a. m t
ft a. m $
9 a. m S
10 a. m 5
11 a. m 6
1 p. m
i p. m 7
X p. m 6
4 p. m a
i p. m
8 p. m C
BUSY WEEK IN WASHINGTON
National Capital Promises to Famish
Greater Part of the
WASHINGTON, Feb. Vt-This city prom
ises to furnish the greater share of matters
of nomrf interest this week. Colonel Goct
hals. engineer In charge of (he Panama
carat work, will appear before tha sub
committee of the houw? committee on ap
propriations, lie will be questioned re
garding the estimates of the Isthmian
The president will send to congress on
Monday a niesspge regarding the care of
dependent children and on Wednesday he
will confer with President-Fleet Tuft. Mr.
Taft will be fairly nusy during the week.
He will leave Cincinnati" Mcnday for Wash
ington, where he will receive the repnrt
of the engineers who went to Panama with
President Roosevelt will be present at
the farewell meeting at Grace Reformed
church In Washington Monday and on ths
same day he will receive a petition from
the woman suffragists.
The conference on the conservation of
natural resources In North America will
open in Washington on Thursday.
Fuller details of the protocol signed with
Venezuela by Special Commissioner Buch
anan may be known this week. The com
missioner will start for home Tuesday.
There is a possibility that an American
war vessel will bo sent to Liberia owing
to the uncertain state of affairs there.
On Wednesday Rear Admiral Arnold's
squadron will meet the returning battleship
fleet 1.000 miles off shore and by the end
of the week the combined fleet will hsve
completed the nianouvers and be moving
toward Hampton Roads.
A gathering of great importance will be
the tariff conference which will open at
Indianapolis on Tuesday.
A jury to try Colonel Cooper, his son
Robin and John EX. Bharpe for the murder
of former Senator Edward F. Carmuck
has at last been secured at Nashville,
Tenn., and the taking of testimony will
begin on Tuesday.
The National and American base ball
leaguea will meet this week and announce
FIFTY-TWO JJODIES . FOUND
411 Crew and Pnseena-er of steamer
renqnln 'Aeconnted for
WELLINGTON, New Zealand. Feb. 14.
Fifty-two bodies have been, recovered
from the wrecked steamer Penguin of the
Union Steamship company of Welling
ton, which went on the rocks Friday night
off Cape Terawhltl. Hlx of those aboard
the Penguin are unaccounted for. In ail
the passengers and crew numbered about
The ship struck about 10 o'clock at
night, but the captain remained on the
bridge and after his vessel slid Into
deep water was able to steer It closer in
to shore. The seaa were running high
and the small boats and rafts, which were
hastily launched, could not withstand the
waves. Both boats snd rafts were over
turned, but while the boats practically
sank, the rafts righted themselves a
number of times. Many acts of heroism
were performed, some of the stronger of
those struggling In the water helping the
weaker to regain the frail crafts. After
several hours of buffeting tha waves the
majority of the survivors on tha rafta
reached .tho shores, demonstrating that
rafts are more serviceable than boats in
a heavy sea close to a rocky shore. One
of the rafts with ten men thrice capsized
within a short distance of land, but all
scrambled back and were ultimately cast
upon tha cliff and were saved. Four
boata came ashore some hours later, all
YORK, Neb., Feb. 14.-(8pecial.)-Herman
Behllng. one of the oldeit business men of
York, died this morning. He first came to
York over thirty year ago and opened a
general merchandise store In North York,
later moving his stock down to the prin
cipal businevs part of the city, where he
hsd transacted business for the last eight
een years. He was one of the most suc
cessful business men of York. Six years
ago he served aa county treasurer of York
county. Mr. Behling was a great friend
of young men and the poor of York county
and many young men were assisted by him.
He leaves a wife and three children.
MOYXbOITTS OT OCXAJT
MEW YORK La Promt....
NKW TOHK LwlUnta
. I Savoia.
. CMcar II.
When asked how
he made his money,
a certain rich man
once replied: "I
buy my straw hats
in the winter time. "
If you want to pick up a bar
gain in an automobile, the
time to do bo is before the
Yon will find on the want-ad page,
under tbt bead "Automobiles" a
number of machines, which have
bn used, offered for aale. These
ar worth while Investigating.
ONE DEAD IN WRECK AT UNION
Tom 0. Barnnm, Stockman, Killed
FIVE 0 MA HANS ARE INJURED
Train Left Lnlon Depot In Omaha nt
Mne O'clock for Kansns City and
Is "apposed to Have Strnrk
TOM O. BARNKM. stockman, l nlon,
skull fractured against water tank, killel
Frank llcavrin. teamster. South Omaha,
head hurt and skull fractured above eye.
Amos MrNamee, rural mail carrier,
headquarters at Omaha, head cut, hand,
back and leg Injured.
M. K. Thomas, axent Twentieth Cen
tury Farmer. Omaha, head cut and right
Osle Huston, Plattsmouth, back In
jured. C. Massy, Unadllla, serious cuts and
Ous King. Potith Omaha, serious cuts.
J. K. Goldsmith, Omaha, head cut and
arm hurt, slight.
C. J. W. Roc, Omaha, knee and arm
hurt, slight .
In the derailment at L'nlon, seventeen
miles south of Plattsmouth, of three
coaches of Missouri Pacific passenger
train No. 104. which left Union station,
Omaha, for Kansaa City at 9 o'clock Sun
day morning, Tom U. Barnum of Union
waa Instantly killed and eight other pas
sengers were injured.
Details as to how the accident occurred
ore lacking at the Omaha office of the
Missouri Pacific. It Is said that the
members of the train crew, none of whom
were hurt, are not to blame. A defective
rail that spread under the weight of the
coaches caused the wreck.
There were only a few passengers on
the train, which consisted of five coaches.
The occupants of the smoker were the
only persons hurt. Tom G. Barnum, who
was killed, was a Union stockman and
was going home. Amos McNamee, the
rural mall carrier In that locality, was
also going to Union, and the others who
were hurt were going to Nebraska City,
except C. J. W. Roe, who was bound for
Aid Quickly Sent.
Three coaches were ditched, but none
was badly damaged. The trouble oa
curred about half or three-quarters of a
mile west of the town of Union, beTore
tho train reached that place. It had Just
left the "Y" west of Union. In spite of
the weather, the Injured passengers suf
fered only from the injuries they sus
tained and were not forced to camp out
doors or in cramped quartera In the
other coaches, physicians arriving1 In
short order. The body of Mr. Barnum
waa removed to the undertaker's parlors at
Union and those who were hurt were
cared for In tho town.
After a delay of two hours other equip
ment arrived and the train proceeded. It
was In charge of Conductor Tom Reagan
and Engineer Dyer, both of whom live In
Kansas City, and took the train through
to its destination. -: , . "
In addition to the ' three doctors" at'j
Union who were attending tha injured !
passengers, four Missouri Pacific, sur- J
geons were hurried to the scene of the
wreck and went to work. It la reported
that there Is no danger of other deaths
resulting from the wreck, the Injured
people, although in "a serious condition.
showing no Indications that any possible
internal Injuries that may have been
sustained will prove fatal.
Tom Barnum waa a man of influence
In the vicinity of Union. He wu about
46 years of age and is survived by a
widow and daughter. Stock raining and
land dealing were his occupations. He
was sitting In the smoking car with Amoa
McNamee, the rural carrier, and the water
tank is believed to have crushed his
skull when the smoker was overturned
and smashed into it. When his body was
picked up portions of the brain were
ooslng out. Mr. McNamee narrowly es
caped a like fate.
The women on the train entirely es
caped being hurt. Although several
fainted during aad after the acldcnt, no
one of the women suffered a single
scratch or bruise.
TREAT FOR BIGJCENTRAL BANK
Treasnrer of United Mates Kmj Insti
tution Shoald Be Owned by
BALTIMORE. Feb. 14. "Give us a na
tional clearing house bank to be owned
by all the banka not by the government
or by one bank."
Thla waa the plea made last night by
Charles H. Treat, treasurer of the United
States, in an address before the Baltimore
chapter of the American Institute of Bank
"The bank," Mr. Treat declsred. "should
have a cspital of I'JOO.wn.OOO to $300,000,000
and should b allowed to Issue national
bank currency and be a government de
pository and a reserve agent for all banks
doing buslnesa wtth It. It should have the
right to buy and sell foreign exchange and
the privilege of rediscounttng the bank
able paper of Its shareholders with a rate
of tntereet not exceeding 4 per cent, of
which 2S rer cent would be left as a mar
gin aa ia now dona by tha Clearing House
Bank association In Its loans.
"This clearing house bank would fumlah
a market for tha balances of urban banks
to be Invested In commercial paper at con
venient seasons during the year.
"It would also give an opportunity for
the city banks to Invest their money more
in commercial paper and less on the Stock
exchange. This method would give elas
ticity to our credits as well as an ample
supply of currency and there would be no
scarcities or famines In currency there
after." Mr. Treat declared the national banking
system richly deserved credit Instead of
the persistent attacks made upon it. The
system was not too expensive, ha insisted.
Bather. It gave a fair return on Investment
and protected the government's credit.
Mr. Trat said it would be a dangerous
fallacy to permit national bank notes to
be counted as reserve and said that this
would Inaugurate such a wild ei pension
as would mak the greenback eras seem
Senator Robert U Owen of OkUhoma also
addressed the meeting.
CfcanCenr Gives Hlniglt In.
MCW YORK. Feb. U-While dosens of
detectives were searching for the occupants
of the automobile that yesterday conveyed
Mrs. Kdwln 8. McCook of Chicago in a
eying condition to the home of her hus
band's cousin. General Anson O. McCvok.
where she died shortly afterwards, a man
alked Into a police station and announced
that it waa his machine that had knocked
down and fatally Injured Mrs. McCook.
He said his name was Waller Schumann,
a licensed chauffeur. He was driving his
car north In Madison avenue, ha said,
when at Seventy-fifth street ths machine
struck Mrs. McCook, who was crossing the
FROHMANS WILL SEPARATE
Mew York Theatrical Manager and
Actress Wife Hare Agreed
to Live Apart.
NH WYORK, Feb. 14.-Danlel Frohman.
the theatrical manager announced tonight
that he and Mrs. Frohman, who was Miss
Margaret Illlngton, the actress, had de
cided upon a separation with the view to
an ultimate divorce.
Mrs. Frohman Is In California, where she
Is recovering her health; following a break
down from her arduous work on the
stage. Mr. and Mrs. Frohman were mar
ried in 1903.
Mr. Frohman's statement follows:
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Frohman have de
elded upon a separation with a view to an
ultimate divorce. Mrs. Frohman and I
agreed to this recently. She desires to take
up her residence permanently In California,
where the climate agrees with her and
where she has always been well even when
acting. Phe h.is retired permanently from
the profession and will remove with her
parents to the Psclfle coast, where their
relatives reside, and will live with Ihem.
There la no scandal Involved In this dis
agreementno man or woman is the cause
of it. In fact the arrangement is fsr more
amicable than hostile on either part. The
derision was arrived at recently.
Mrs. Krohman. though In good physical
lealth. Is at present resting at a health
ttsort in California, where, after a few
weeks' quiet, she will be entirely restored.
Hhe came to New York from California a
few weeks agi? apparently entirely re
lovered from hor breakdown In "Tha
Tl.lef." but the eastern climate did not
agree with her. She finds solace and health
In the air of the Pacific slope, and there
she has decided to live for the future. We
have been married for nearly aix years.
Mr. Frohman is the manager and pro
prietor of the Lyceum theater and is a
brotler of Charles Frohman, the most
prorrlnent theatrical producer In the United
Following her graduation from a dra
matic school in Chicago nine years ago
Miss Illlngton has achieved various suc
cesses on the stage under the management
of her husband. Several weeks ago she
broke down under the strain of work and
It was stated at th time that she would
retire permanently from tho stage.
ALFONSO STARTS FOR HOME
Kf'na of Spain Saldl te Have Conferred
with Kin, of Portngnl Over
VIMAVICOSAi, Portugal. Feb. H.-The
visit of King Alfonso of Spain to King
Manual ended this afternoon. King Al
fonso leaving for Madrid on a wpeclal train.
The only Incident to mar the pleasant stay
wjs the arrest of two suspects. The au
thorities, however, declare, that this was
merely precautionary and that no Import
ance attaches to It.
King Alfonso received the municipal of
ficials of the province of Avern and con
ferred upon King Manuel the order . of
Charles III. He received In turn at the
hands of his host the collar of the ordtr
of the Tower and Sword.
LISBON. Feb. It Although not yet con
firmed In official quarters the entire press
of Portugal states that tit royal interview
between King Alio. Manuel re
lated chiefly to the projected marriage of
King Manuel to Prlncens Beatrice, dauvh
It r of -the late X)ukftt Mnrsrch. and
nloca of King Edward. uch a marriage In
addition to meeting with, the entire ap
proval of the Portuguese royal family Is
favorably commented upon by the whole
country and the press, the opinion being
It would strengthen the friendship between
Great Britain and Portugal and consolidate
British Influence In the whole peninsula.
Gnat Interest has been aroused In the
banquet and ball to be given on February
17 by 8lr Francla P. Vllllers, British minis
ter to Portugal, In honor of King Manuel.
This Is taken aa giving strength to the
report of a closer union between the twi
countries through marriage, notwithstand
ing official denials.
It is believed the meeting of the two
sovereigns related also to a mutually bene
ficial alliance between Spain and Portugal,
with the acquiescence of King Edward.
UNCLE SAM'S BUSY WORKSHOP
Laboratory In Federal Bnlldlng Hna
Fifteen Hearings Daring;
The 'government pure food chemical
laboratory in the federal building Is one
of the busiest departments of the big build
ing. Hearings are being held almost dally
upon pure food and pure drug matters.
Fifteen of these hearings will be held dur
ing the month of February. They pertain
to all classes of food and drug analyses.
The analysis of the products are first
made by the experts of the laboratory and
their reports are sent to Washington, and
the manufacturers of the products ara
notified by the department, and a speclflo
date Is set for the hearing at Omaha.
The result of this hearing is then sub
mitted by Chemlst-ln-Charge Ross, before
whom all the hearings are had for this
district, to Washington, and final action
In the matter Is then taken by the Agricul
tural department. These hearings are con
fined to the Interested parties and are not
made public. Thus far very few Omaha
pecple have been cited to appear In these
hearings, except as agents of the concerns
whose products may be brought before the
laboratory for analysis.
TAFTS REACH CINCINNATI
President-elect and Wife Are the
Cinents of Charles I". Taft
CINCINNATI. O., Feb. It-Presidentelect
and Mrs. Taft arrived In their home
city from Panama and New Orleans today.
They will be guests at the C. P. Taft resi
dence until tomorrow, when they will leave
The trip to Washington is Important, as
Its primary object relates to the report of
the engineers who accompanied Mr. Taft
to Panama. This likely will be given him
upon his arrival there Tuesday morning. He
will take the document to the White House,
where It will be the subject of a conference
with President Roosevelt.
The contents of the report have been
forecasted. The features will be a strong
endorsement of the present plans, the com
mendation of the organisation under
Colonel Goethela and recommendations
tending to show that whatever error has
been made has been on the side of the un
necessary precautions for safety.
MARSHALL ISj REPUBLICAN
Rssslsg for t'onnell la Eleventh
Ward Against sfillnrd F.
By a typographical mlxup In Sunday's
paper George Marshall was made te appear
aa the democratic candidate for the council
In the Eleventh ward and MUlard F. Funk
houser as the republican. It should be Just
tha reverse. Councilman Funkhouser,
democrat. Is running for a renom I nation.
while Mr. Marshall, a lifelong republican,
is his opponent on the republican ticket.
WALSll TO MANAGE BIC BALL
Colorado Man Head of Committee in
Charge of Inaugural Function.
AUCTION SALE OF PUBLIC LAND
Fifty Thoaannd Aeres In Gregory
Conntr, Sooth Dakota, to Be
Sold by Deportment of
(From a Slsff Con espondent.)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14.-(tSpeclal.-The
real man at tho head of the committee
having charge of the Inaugural ball Is
Thomas F. Walsh, now a resident of this
city, but for many years a miner In Colo
rado and the Dakotas. Thomas F. Walsh
Is one of the examples of self-made men
for which this country Is somewhat cele
brated. He was born In Ireland fifty-eight
years ago and had a good education before
he came to the United States, when 19
years of age. He also had a good trade,
that ot a millwright. He was a man of
ability who did not permit his lack of
funds to Interfere with his desire to acquire
all the knowledge he could get. Being de
prived of the opportunity for a higher edu
cation In a college or a university, Tom
Walsh started out. to secure that education
without the aid of professors. He made a
study of geology, mineralogy, metallurgy
and the location and development of ore
bodies. He was not satisfied to go out
with a pick and shovel as the ordinary
prospector was and take his chances of
striking a pay streak, but went at the de
velopment of mining propositions with the
intelligence of a man of brains and the
enthusiasm of a man of desire. The result
was, aa It will be in nine cases out ot ten
where such combinations exist, that Tom
Walsh made good, and when he had reached
the point where It was unnecessary for
him to worry about where the next sack
of flour and sMe of bacon wis to come
from, he drifted eaat and established him
self In Washington. He has been honored
by election by a number of scientific so
cieties and Is today a member of the Wash
ington Academy of Science, the National
Geological society and the American Asso
ciation of Mining Engineers. He Is a mem
ber of a half a dozen clubs, and wherever
he goes tho glad hand of fellowship is
always put out to him. It was only natural
that he should be chosen to head one of
the most Important committees connected
with the Inaugural ceremonies, and It Is
also natural to suppose that his connection
with the committee having charge of the
Inaugural ball will result In making that
one of the most brilliant affairs that Wash
ington has ever seen.
Man of Means and Brains.
Thomaa F. Walsh is not only a man of
means and a man of brains, but he Is one
of those rare birds who do not forget 'tho
men who stood by him in the days of his
trials and adversity. He hag a handsome
office In a building which he owns himself,
and the Colorado miner who happens to
drift into Washing-ton finds just aa cordial
a welcome from his former friend and
associate if he la dressed in the toggfry of
the mines a he would if he were clothed
In the best productions of a Fifth avenue
tailor. In other words, Mr. Walsh never
forgets his old friends, but he sometimes
embarrasses them by Insisting upon the
acceptance of little courtesies, as was the
case of a man who was once wielding a
pick with him out In Colorado, who subse
quently turned up aa a hack driver In
Washington. Walsh found him and forced
him to go to his home, which is one of the
most beautiful In Washington, where he
entertained him as royally as he would
have done the titled visitor from England
Tom Walsh's selection ss the virtual
chairman of the Inaugural ball committee
means that the affair will be one of the
most enjoyable In the history of presi
dential Inaugurations, and it also means
that the man from the backwoods who
happens to drift Into Washington on the
night of the 4th of March to take In the
"show" .will be Just as well received and
just as well 1 rested by the gentlemen who
Mr. Walsh has selected to look after the
floor aa will be the members of the diplo
matic corps, who will be there In force.
Gregory Conntr l.nnd at Anetlon.
The secretary of the Interior has approved
the regulations providing for the sale, at
public auction, for cash, at not less than
$1 per acre, and In tracts not exceeding 640
acres to any one purchaser, ot approxi
mately CO.00O acres of land In Gregory
county. South Dakota. The sale will.be
held at the local land office at Gregory,
8. D., commencing March X, and continue
from day to day until completed. The lands
to be sold are a portion of the Rosebud In
dian reservation opened to settlement and
entry In 1904, remaining undisposed of after
having been subject to homestead entry for
the last four years at $2.60 per acre. They
are suitable principally for grating pur
poses. Jsmes W. Wltten, chief law clerk
of the general land office, has been desig
nated to conduct the, sale, in connection
with the register and receiver of the local
land office. Printed regulations and circu
lar Information can be obtained about
March 1 by addressing the commissioner of
the general land office, Waahlngton, D. C.
I.nn for Townslte.
Upon the recommendation of the commis
sioner of the general land office the secre
tary of the interior has withdrawn the
southwest quarter section 36, township 96
north, range " west; the east half section
9, township 97 north, range 74 west; the
north haf section 21, township 100 north,
range It west, and tha northwest quarter
section S4, township 102 north, range 74
west, in Tripp county. South Dakota, for
The lands will be surveyed Into town lots
and sold at public auction, for cash, at as
early a date aa possible In the coming
The above townsltes will be known as
the "Government" townsltes In Tripp
county, for which a registration and draw
ing was held last fall, and In connection
with which entries are to be made at tha
local land office at Gregory, 8. D., com
mencing April 1, 1909.
School Land for tenth Dakota
There has recently been approved to the
state of South Dakota indemnity school
land selections made by the state In Tripp
county aggregating 11.US.17 acres In th.
Chamberlain land district. The lands se
lected by the state are In that portion of
the Rosebud Indian reservation opened un
der the act of March 2, 1907, and for which
a registration and drawing was held last
tail. The selections are made In lieu of
lands in sections 1 and M which Tripp
county lost to I he state by reason of al
lotments to Indians and otherwise. They
are reported to be generally valuable fur
farming and grating purpoaea.
Klhigr Menellk In Good Health.
BERLIN. Feb. 14 -A dispatch to a Ger
man news agency from Addia Abeba aays
that King Menellk has returned from hie
pilgrimage and Is In the best of health.
attorney shorn of whiskers
Mayor and Fonr Prominent Clllsens
of Keener, l.n.. Indicted for
Asannlt on l.nwyer.
NEW ORLEANS. Feb. It-Attorney A.
E. O'Sulllvan of New Orleans was ruth
lessly shorn of his flowing whiskers and
lis a result Idayor Taul Felix and four
other prominent citizens of Kcnner, L.,
were Indicted today on a charge of "con
spiring and agreeing to arm themselves
with pistols, guns, scissors and other
weapons, to Injure, oppress and threaten
certain voters "
Mr. O'Sulllvan was proud of his whiskers
and so was the state. They were of tin
reunlly luxuriant growth and made him
noted far and near. He would have had
the whiskers yet and Mayor Felix would
have not been Indicted had not the attorney
gone to the Kentier polls at tho late elec
tion to give legal advice to clients who
wore opposing the Felix regime. As Mr.
O'Sulllvan approached a certain voting
booth a number of his political opponents
popped out, according to the story. After
much argument they firmly and not very
kindly refused him to enter.
"Lrt's beat him halt to death," one is
quoted as saying.
"No! that's too easy, he won't care for
that. We'll cut off his whiskers," was the
ultimatum of another, who quickly In
formed his fellows how painful it would
be for the attorney to bo forced to return
to New Orleans a beardless and wiser mnn.
The delighted politicians fell to with a
will. The barber act was quickly and
painfully. If not artistically, performed, and
Mr. O'Sulllvan did not do any more politi
cal work that day. He did begin legal
proceedings at once, however. Detectives
were put to work, evidence was secured
and the Indictments issued.
Mr. O'Sulllvan is well pleased with his
work. His friends ssy If convictions can
be secured he will not worry another mo
ment over the loss of his whiskers, and
If convictions are not made It will not be
the fault of Mr. O'Sulllvan, as ho Is ex
pected to aid In the prosecution.
Other persons at the polls were Intimi
dated to some extent, alro. It Is charged,
but their whiskers were not disturbed and
so they left the prosecutions to Mr. O'Sulll
van. PULLING THE PURSESTRINGS
"oath Dakota House Cola Ont Pro
posed t) Bices on the Gronnd
PIERRE. S. t., Feb. It (Special Tele
gramsThe house watch dogs are begin
ning to show that they are ready for the
fight at any time where Increased expendi
tures are concerned and today scared the
person away who proposed to look after
the welfare of prisoners at the penitentiary,
on the ground that it was a new officer
to be paid.
The house members were waiting to rend
the boiler Inspection' bill aa soon as it got
Into the open, but English, the Introducer
of the bill, saved It for the present by ask
ing postponement until Tuesday for action,
and then if the members do not change
their minds, it is down and out. for the pro
posed Inspectors.. ', '
Several bills were Introduced today, cut
ting printing expenses for the state, one
of them in regard to the anti-pass law and
the other changing the methods of dtlng
other printing. N
Two house bills today attempt to give
the names to the proposed two new coun
ties on the Cheyenne river and Standing
Rock reservations; one a general bill, hav
ing for its purpose a general shaping up
with one county bearing the name of Fuller,
the other attempting to establish Corson
The Wolrmuth bill In the house to make
a fixed annual levy for the maintenance
of the state educational institutions went
to the table, without a single protest today
after Cable, Hebel and Whiting had roasted
It properly for the purpose.
The senate passed the Byrne tenth Judicial
circuit bill to Include the north half of
the present Sixth district, and if the house
adopts the measure it will require a move
on the part of Judge Boucher to keep
within the limits of the district to which
he was elected.
The senate after voting down several
attempts to amend the house anti-treat bill
on committee report adopted the favorable
report and It will be up for final action
early In the coming week. The house will
also have to dispose of the Hlghmore In
ebriate asylum measure soon, aa it Is re
ported favorably with several amendments.
LEMP DENIES ALL CHARGES
St. Loots Millionaire's Testimony In
Divorce Snlt Fxnclly Opposite
(hat of Ilia Wife.
8T. LOUIS, Feb. It A flat denial by Wil
liam J. Lemp, Jr., of the sworn statements
of his wife and the assertion by Judge
Hitchcock that If he sees fit to grant a
divorce with alimony to Mrs. Lemp that
the money will not be awarded In a lump
sum, but In monthly or annual allowances,
were features of the divorce suit which has
been bringing the domestic affairs of the
Lamps into public notice, when trial of the
case was reaumed todsy. Mr. Lemp swore
to exactly the opposite of his wife's testi
mony tn most Instances, about the only
point which lie admitted being the assertion
that he had hired detectives to watch her.
He denied he had ever struck her, abused
her by word or deed, told their son that
there was no God nor derided the Roman
Catholic church to the boy. He asserted
that his wife had read -and knew the con
tents ot the ante-nuptial agreement which
she signed, although she said that she did
so In Ignorance of Its contents. In prac
tically every vital point, as far as his testi
mony - and cross-examination went, Lemp
declared that her statement made on the
witness stand earlier In the week were un
true. Lemp was still under cross-examination
when the court adjourned until Monday
QUAKE IN SOUTHERN ITALY
Violent Vndnlntlng, Vertical Shock
Is Felt at Hegglo and
RElJQIG, Feb. 14 A violent undulatory
vertical earth shock waa felt here at t:30
o'clock Saturday. It lasted ten S'conds,
threw down many damaged walla and
caused a panic among the people, who fled
from their huts terror stricken. Fortunately
there were no fstalltles. The shock was
felt throughout Calabria.
VESSINA, Feb. It A severe earthquake
shock lasting aix seconds was felt here at
1:30 o'clock tbls evening. It was preceded
by loud subterranean roaring which greatly
frightened the people causing them to flee
from their houses. The- shock was felt
throughout eastern Sicily and along ths
northern coast. Including Palermo.
TWO BILLS PASSED
Legislature Spends Thirty Dayi and
$50,000 Doin; Nothing-.
STILL BUILDING UP MACHINE
(rOYernor'i Kitchen Cabinet Still
Searching for Job for Henchmen.
MB. BRYAN WILL MAKE SPEECH
Leader from Fairview Will Addreti
Joint Session Wednesday.
BANK BILL STILL WAITING
Jedae Albert Hack In Lincoln Tr ring
to Revise Ills Work So that It
Will Re Satisfactory to
(From a Stuff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Feb. lt-(Speelnl.)-Nehraska's
first democrntio leglvlatuie has spent thirty
days and $.t0.000 doing nothing for the
state. Though it has used up hslf ot the
time allotted to It by the constitution, the
legislaure has yet to "know itself" for In.
the words of Grant Martin in his address
before the Young Men's Republican club:
"When the legislature knows Itself It will
not spend two weeks of its legislative time
and $15,000 of the people's money In a feeble
attempt to stigmatize a co-ordinate branch
of the government."
In addition to its pin-head attack on the
supreme court the first half of this legisla
tive session has been devoted almost ex
clusively to an attempt to build up a demo
cratic machine by legislation. On the other
hand, the best that can be said of this
legislature Is that to date It has passed
two bills only, even if they were appropria
tion bills for the benefit ot themselves.
Governor Shallonberger's kitchen cabinet
la busy going through the records finding
republican officers or employes who can
by legislation lie replaced by democrats. A
careful investigation today shows they
have snared every place save one, arid in
asmuch as they are hot on the trail of this
one, they no doubt will find It before the
end of the week.
Insofar as tho house Is concerned it has
run away with Itself and no one Is in
control. One member politely told the house
to go to, and It went evidently, for noth
ing happened. Another member threw out
the "short and ugly word" at another and so
far as heard from the house haa raised
no objection. Speaker Pool la still per
mitted to prcsldo and the standing com
mittees selected by a standing commlttoe
are still permitted to work, but some of
tho best material In the house was left
off of the Important standing committees
by Mr. Brynn'a Interference with custom,
and the state derives no benefit from their
knowledge and experience.
Ilrynn to Make Speech. -
But the present week should be a red
letter nno for the legislators. For Oil the
seventeenth the Joint session will be held
and Mr. Bryan is expected to make a
speech. He may even announce to his wait
ing and anxious legislators where he stands
on county option. It was Intended that this
question should be out of the wsy before
the return of the Peerless One, but It Is
still a live Issue.
So Mr. Bryan's speech Is a real live ques
tion for dlMcuflnlon, and it Is looked tor
ward to with tho greatest of Interest. There
are some who even say lie will not have
time to talk to the members.
Tho one real big issue of the campaign
upon which the democratic candidatea
staked their all, tho guaranty of bank do
poHlls, is still the one real big Issue. The
democrats admitted they could not draft a
bill which would be constitutional, and so
the people's money was drawn on for $3)0
to pay Judge I. L. Albert to do their work.
The judge did all right and went back
home. Now he is back in Lincoln again
and that subcommittee which was supposed
to be doing the work Is going after him
tooth and toenail. The subcommittee and
overnor Bliallenberger yesterday Insisted:
that before Judge Albert could lay legal
claim to that $3u0 It would be up to him to
draft a section of the bill relating to the
formation of the banking board and giving
authority to Its members which would suit
all parties. So the atato may sttll save
that $300, for that Job la an Impossibility
unless the governor whips a few of the
house members Into line with his big old
party whip. And he knowa bow to use it,
Wilson and Volpp Happy.
In the meantime there are bright and
happy days for Wilson of Polk and for
Volpp ot Dodge. These two drafted bills to
guarantee bank deposits. They Introduced
them, but the committee on banking In the
senate and house thought they could do
the work better, so Mr. Wilson and Mr
Volpp were politely asked to take a back
seat and see the committee get up the bill
in four or five minutes. Days have passed
since then. The bill waa drawa and the an
nouncement made It waa ready for Intro
duction. It waa published In The Bee.
When the members saw It they were p in
arms. Wilson and Volpp smiled and began
to gather up bombs. The subcommittee got
scared. Its members became dissatisfied
with their own work. Governor Shallen
berger Insisted that the bill waa all tight
If It gave him all the authority on the
banking board. Then Bryan's friends
wanted that bill rushed through before the
Peerless One got back, so he would not be
responsible for it. Borne of the friends of
the bill wanted it rushed through because
they feared Bryan's Interference, And the
legislature la getting disgusted with the
subcommittee for Its "monkey doodle" busi
ness. The committee ia at outs with Judge
Albert, and Judge Albert is sorry he ever
accepted that $3uu contract.
B, while tho democrats are badly split
up over their platform pledges, which lead
ing republicans denounced during the cam
paign, the republicans may In the end fix
it so that pledge will be kept. One re
publican member haa drawn a bill to
guaranty bank deposits, srd unless that
sub-committee introduces Its bill very
shortly iTils member will introduce his. It
ia a short bill. It dees not seek to tils
arrange all of the banking laws, but merely
provides for the guaranty of deposits as
the democrats promised the people.
It Is possible, though of course not prob
able, that the democrats will apend the
remainder of the session and that other
$.'0,000 discussing Sunday base ball and
few bills which hsve peculiar earmarks
and the repeal of the terminal tax law.
This law was enacted oyer the protests
tf every railroad In Nebraska, after ysars
and years ot bard fighting. Becaaae Snyder
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