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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 144.
OMAIIA, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 28, 1909-TON PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
NEUl PANIC ON
Rock Inland Common Rises Over
Thirty Points Within a Few Min
utes After Opening.
DROP IS ALMOST AS SUDDEN
Hen in Control of Company Know
Nothing of It.
G07IP.K033 TO LNVESTIGATE.
One Eumor that Scheme of "Match"
Orders was Carried.
OTHER THEORIES ARE ADVANCED
One. Mnt Generally Accepted, At
"trilulrs Ilr.)lnK to Kroliurn ltepre
.ruttng; Interests of Kro.
NEY.' yoUK. I c. 27. The New York
rtfc exchange lias an Invr '.la!lon on
ltd ha-ii!s. Common stock of the Rock Is
Ihi (' comany rose 31'4 points almost 1m
mtilimly nfu-r the opining toJay. then
evui -.u suddenly, dropped to 50. Thereby
hnr. t .1 mystery or a fiasco, with char
ac: j elespatch, will sift to the tnttom.
V.J the close of today's sesilon. the
goi s quickly held a conference and It
was '.tinced that a special ventilation
had am instituted. Francis L. Eamcs,
form r pri sidont of the f;chango; J. T.
Atterbury and Ernest Goesbeek, were ap
pointed a committee to conduct the In
vestigation. Conservative members of the
exchange are much exolted over the episode
and a rlKld and searching Inquiry la de
manded, with summary punishment of the
offenders, If their guilt Is established.
Held and Moore Ignorant.
Officers of the Rock Island di.-clam any
responsibility for the movement. At the
Office of laniel G. Reld. who with Ex
Jurte W. H. Moore, Is the acknowledged
leaders of the Rock Island group, It was
said thaL Mr. Ri !d was ind sposed today.
Another rt port rc'O th-t he was enter
taining a house i ; his country home
near here. JV arrived In the
city from Chle.i ;ho afternoon and
affirmed what 1.:... ...a cald earlier in the
day that personally ha knew nothing of the
excitement Until told of It upon his arrival
In New York.
Ho much mystery and - confusion sur
rounds the movement that anything like
a clear explanation aeems well nigh Im
possible at this time. Dulrng the brief ses
sion which the bovernors of the exchange
held this afternoon several members who
figured In the buying and selling were
called before the committee, but no details
regarding the premillnary Investigation
were made public. Those brokers credited
with tho orders declined to throw any light
on the subject. They will be called to tes
tify later' beiire tu Investigating commit- '
Mony Theories Advanced.
8torles purporting to explain the situa
tion are numerous and conflicting. One
theory was that an attempt at manipula
tion In the stocks had miscarried. Accord
ing to this explanation, heavy buying
order were placed on the market, but
through some oversight the corresponding
selling orders did not appear. The result
'. following out this theory, thut there
was comparatively little stock for bale and
the brokers who had charge of the buy
ing orders had u bid the market up In
ordi r to execute them. If such was the
caso the orders were destined to be no
called "hatch orders," which were the
principal subject of the recent Investigation
of hte Stock exchange Instituted by Uov
During tho flurry of the stock today, the
balanco of the list. Including th active
Issues, "was extremely weak, with vague
upprih'.nslun of another "corner."
An officer of the First National bank
of this clly, which has Intimate relations
with the Rock Island, expressed the belief
tonight that the whole nutter had Its In- I
ceptlon In buying for European interests
who are supposed to huve been short in
Humor, of Corner.
Today's opi rations in Rock Island com
mon totaled crp-o:.!.uaU'ly iia.tJOO shares,
or more thun ;5 per cent of the whole. The
stock fuict..j.iu between 4! and 81, its
top price of die first half hour, and closed
sst (.l'l. a ri ua;u of 1 points.
All this a. a. Mintf pryoteohnia advance of
81 points and cunaily surprising precipita
tion to the opui.ing sale prion caused a
shiver of fear o.i the stuck exchange,
which spread itself acrosa the eoutme.it
on the broker's wire thai a corner" had
been iff ecu d In the stock of the Hock
Island company. A block of l.SuO shares
was sold at vl. the top price. Rock Island
common OliMd at Ui last Friday.
"It totems a-s though some one has been
selling something he dM not own," said a
dlrecte.r of ti e Hock Ifland. "The ccnirol
lii. interests and officials of the company
bave j iu ; 1 1 1 : . a to do with the sp.-ctacular ad-varc.-
ui.d it lcoka as If fierj was a consld-i-i.-
.nuri Interest In tho ttuck and this
lriHiei was apparently badly squeezed
'i i o;. tilnjc rale of Rock I. land was ijOO
shtic 1 and then the stock advanced
an ....... .li. three-quarters and then by
lea;.H -i J lotnds to a high price of 81.
Oil i: ;i.;i!ice blocks of stock from 100 to
7, ml n.-i .i changed hands.
li -t r I-aale Threatened.
At tli" iy;i figures enormous supplies of
sto-1; tame rut and a violent relapse en
sued, i'hc decline, however, was much
steadier tlwr: the advance, the recessions
ruu.ihu seucrally by fractions and from
I to J j '.lints. Within fifteen minutes the
lritc liA'l tuilen back to 50. Traders gen
era, iy le.lne that a corner had been en
t;li.ecied In the stock and there was a ran-
eiu. re.t-'i to unload securities throughout
the t-i i oilUlvc list.
Ti e i.i irl.it U'rame guickly unsettled
throu;;'! of consequences of a boar
panic in R.k 'i Island. Southern Pacific,
after fp up 1 point, ran off 4 points
below Frtn. Am tlgimated Copper dropped
back 31, '.-..l.'! Frtdiy's closing and the;e
was a veiurii unloading of securities.
causln v iki..si. The less in Pennsylvania
rescind 2-, l.i th f!:: haJf hour. R-allni;
. Cnlted t:it, i St. el 1. Union Pacific
IV and Amen, an S:r.v!t.g 2.
The btft opii.un obtslnablo in all !V..-i-cial
and brikirin; rirc.es thst a hr
Interest had be?n cnucl.t In a ca- fu'!
laid trap, the sprlnlrj of which was only
possible bccius of ihe hbsence of sevaral
i of the larger operators.
The K.'k Island bonds which wars con-
Continued on Sseond I'ut.l
Granted to Make
a Test Case
Protesting and Defending Attorneys
Enter Into Agreement to Abide
Decision on Appeal.
For the purpose of avoiding a lot of
w rc- ting and waste of time In a repetition
imonts. and for the purpose of hav
Tfi. validity of the Gibson law tested
. f me rnara oi rire ana rmiw win
"ft s at Its meeting Monday after-
"" ruled the objections filed by the
i league aKalnst the granting of
A i the Metx Urewlng company.
o t- immendatlon of attorneys for
boy 'le bonrd decided to grant the
"lt j'len have the matter threshed
out'y "ti-U. This will be done today.
Thi " of the court In the Metx
case r'n the board In acting on
the ar iions of the other brewers, who
want to continue to sell beer by the case
about the city. Charles Mets was cn the
witness stand the greater portion of tho
afternooa and all cf the other brewing
companies were represented. Instead,
however, of having all the brewers testify,
which would consume several days, the at
torneys representing all parties agreed to
make a test of the Metx case and abide by
the court's decision In that hearing.
The board also took up the cases of Tom
Foley and the Budwelsr saloon, listened
to the testimony and arrunients, and then
took the cases under advisement.
Mrs. Stewart Ford
Not in Court
Lawyer Says She Was Injured by Fall
on Ice and Seeks.
CINCINNATI, O., Dec. 27. When the
case of Mrs. Jtannette Stewart-Ford was
called before Judge Woodmansce today the
woman was not In court. Her attorney,
William Thorndyke, explalne that she had
fallen on the Ice yesterday and so Injured
herself that she cofcld not be present.
A question has been raised as to
whether the charge of blackmail made
agalnBt Mrs. Ford In the Indictment
really constituted a crime under the stat
utes. It has been generally understood
that the indictment charges that Mrs. Ford
threatened Warrlner with exposure of his
shortage If he did not pay her money,
when, as a matter ot fact, the Indictment
charged that she threatened to reveal the
fact that Warrlner shielded a former em
ploye of the Big Four, whom Warrlner had
ascertained to be short some $22,000, accord
ing to his claim.
It Is as to whether or not such action
would .constitute blackmail that may ba
the subject of an attach, Warriner will
be the chief witness hero. His departure
for Columbus to serve the sentence of six
years Imposed upon him has been deferred
until he has testified In the Ford case.
Sues for Car
Chained to Track
Pullman Company Begins Action for
$20,CC0 Ajainst Sheriff and
COIA'MBr.S, O.. Dec. 27. The Pullman
company today filed suit In the United
States court against Sheriff LJnke of Lick
ing county. Attorney Fred W. Slack and a.
politician, Melville Gillette of Newark. O..
for $:X,0fi0 damages. The company cWims
that on November 20, one of Its cars, "Eu
faula" was taken out of a Baltimore &
1 Ohio train, bound for Washington, and
chained to the tracks through the action
Mr. Gillette Is said to have taken the
action because he could not get payment
for ?120 worth of clothes he says had been
stolen or lost from one of the Pullman
pris. The sheriff served the attachment
and the passengers claimed they had been
subjected to great Inconvenience.
Tho car Is still chained to a s de track at
Crew Goes Down
with Lost Schooner
Wreck of Vessel Half Submerged
is Sighted from the
HULL. Mass., Dec. 27. The wreck of a
five-masted vessel, probably the Davis
Palmer, was sighted at noon today on Hard
Ings Ledgo, . two miles off Point Allerton.
The hull of the vessel was submerged, but
the stumps of all of the five masts were
above the water. The schooner evidently
struck the ledge during the storm and
went down with all on board.
Did You Know J.J. Hill
Was a Portrait Painter?
"I heard s little story not long ago on
Jr mes J. Hill thai has not appeared In
print," aald Halleck Rose of the law de
partment of th. Burlington railroad at the
Pkxton. "that Illustrates a side of his
character that Is little known. It was told
by an Intimate friend of Mr. Hill's In the
Burlington offices during the corn show.
"Mr. Hill had some few years ago com
missioned a lending aitlst In New York to
paint for him a portrait of C. E. Ptrk.na.
then president of the Burlington. Tli por
trait had been computed and M." il I. ui
notifitd. Mr. Hill askid lli: frl n 1. v.'t.-i
w hs also an lntin-.au- as v.h: h:-c
Perkins", to srcor::.any li . , i . c.
t .i lass tip n the j-.c.:-. V, e t i
mads and the art.?. .'. y
Hill hrd r : , . .. . i - .
"Ihe friend, af:' i,v ::i..l , t 4,0.
Hall closi .y. 1 :o. 1 jiii.c d I. jU,vi 1...
ress. Mr. Ili'l locked nt tfie port.a.t 101
soma moments wlthoue expreis.na hhruvif
either In approval or disapproval. Finally
ba remarked, 'It looks much Ilk. Mr. Pur-
Heads of Railroad Unions Affiliated
with American Federation Leave
CONFERENCE ENDS IN FAILURE
Each Side Refuses to Make Any Fur
RAILROAD 0FER STILL OPEN
Statement by Managers Says it Will
Stand Until Wednesday.
DEMANDS OF OTHER UNIONS
Locomotive Firemen and F.nsrlnenieia
are Asking- Substantial Advance
Statement by President Brown
of New York Central.
ST. PAVL, Minn., Dec. 27. President
Frank T. Hawley of the Switchmen'." un
ion, after a conference with the other
heads of the other branches of the rail
way departments of the American Federa
tion of Labor, announced tonight that the
heads of the various branches will leave
for their headquarters tonight to prepare
for a general strike unless the railroads
meet their demands.
All of the efforts of Governor Eberhart
to end the str.ke have apparently failed
because of a refusal of the railroad offi
cials to agree to at once reinstate the men
who went out.
Third Vice President Flade of the North
ern Pacific, and J. M. Gruber, general
manaKer of the Great Northern, today
handed the governor a written communi
cation In which they restated their willing
ness to submit the matter of wages and
hours of labor to the Chicago conference,
but that they could not agree to reinstate
the men to their old positions at once, but
would take them back when their were
vacancies. The railways have given the
men unlill Wednesday to accept their of
fer. President Hawley of the Switchmen's
union, has said all along that he would
Insist on the men being taken back at
The federation committee m a la'.tcr con
ference with the governor explained mure
fully their position and n.uda the as
sertion that It was a fight throughout the
country by the American Railway- asso
ciation on the railway organizations em
braced In the American Federation of
Statement from Railroads.
CHICAGO, Dec. 27. O. L. Dickeson,
.peaking for the General Managers' as
sociation, gave out the following statement
The conference between the railroads and
President Hawley. of the Switchmen's t!:i
lon of North America ended In Ooverflov
Eberharts office this morning.
"President Hawley demanded that all
the striking men bo reinstated pending set
tlement through the Chicago conference.
The railroads offered to take the men
back as fast as possible without displacing
men now at work. Mr. Hawley would not
agree to anything but complete reinstate
ment of all men, consequently further ne
gotiations were at an end.
"The only Important point of difference
was complete reinstatement of all strikers
"Tile railroads today officially notiiied
Governor Eberhart that they will hold
open their proposition to President Hawley
until next Wednesday, if he cares to ac
D Demands of Other Unions.
Attention was also given here today to
negotiations between the officials of forty
two western roads and representatives of
the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen
and Enginemen. In the negotiations, V.
C. Nixon, general manager of th? 'Frisco
road, heads the conference committee for
the railroads, and the firemen are repre
sented by a federated board of the em
ployes of all the roads Interested. The
firemen's demands are for an Increase of
from 15 to 40 per cent.
Statement by President Ilroivn.
NEW YORK. Dec. 27. Referring to the
likelihood of the eastern railroad employes
demanding an lncreaso in wages, President
William C. Brown of the New York Cen
tral is quoted today as saying:
"So far as 1 am aUe to learn, there la
no disposition on the part of the railroads
to deal arbitrarily or unreasonably with
j their employes. The whole matter hinges
on the question whether there has been
elr.ee the last Increase In wcges a material
increase In the cost of living."
GIRLS REFUSE SETTLEMENT
shirt Walat Makers Vote Not to Ac.
cept Proprosltlon Made b
Kinployers. NEW YORK. Dec. 27.-The striking girl
shirtwaist makers voted this afternoon
to refuse the settlement offered by the
manufacturers and declarfd their inten
tion to continue the strike until all of their
demands are granted. The employers of
fered a compromise last-week and their
proposition was voted upon today by the
may thousands of young women workers.
kins, but there seems to be something
lacking In the expression.'
"Mr. Hill then picked up the palette and
a small artist's brush and painted a stroka
here and a Una there with extreme care
but perfect confidence, and. stepping back,
remarked: There, does not that lmprive
117 That is more of Mr. Perkins' expres
sion.' ''I he friend said that the effect of Mr.
I Hill's touching up the picture was mar
! ve uir. li v.as a perfect portrait of Mr.
J i.. i'. e!vi.:' him thai untquo cxpres
1 k... . t . :ii 11 familiar to-his lntlma e.
1 .ii: jti.'fness and formality that
.. .0 l.i u-dlous ling Jor a
. .i.. ' niist' e r.rt.s- couid m!
'. . r .1 u i 1 v 0:1 , t hi
A . .. iii 1 j cv.ail .in.l how to
1 , rjvu 1., ti.a: c mi a -ter.-m
1. - . . ..k i fe.
No 01.8 knvw that he was an artist, and
I question If he knew It. But he knew
what was wanting In that picture aoid be
knew how te supply that want.1
From the Washington Star:
ZELAYA MAY YET BE TRIED
Flight to Mexico Will Not Free Him
from Prison Charge.
ON VESSEL AT SAUNA CRUZ
Destination la fTldently City of
Mexico American Boy Beaten
by Agents of President
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27,-The docking of
the General Guerrero, the Mexican gun
boat, at Salina Cruz with former Presi
dent Zelaya and party on board, is not
regarded as a change In the former presi
dent', plans. ' As understood -hers -it was
his purpose at the time he lefit Managua
to proceed to the City f( Mexico, and
there Is no doubt that will be his destina
tion. How long he will remain In Mexico, how
ever. Is not known here.
The departure df Zelaya from Nicaragua
is not regarded in official circles as at all
conclusive that he will escape punishment
for his crimes in that country. The United
States government has never taken any
steps for the apprehension of Zelaya or
to prevent his leaving the country. It
preferred to proceed with deliberation,
knowing that should his presence In Nic
aragua he required at any time to answer
for his misdeeds his person could be se
cured with little or no difficulty.
Secretary Knox In his letter to the Nic
aragua charge Mr. Rodrlquez, made It
clear that any demand this government
might make upon Nicaragua In the way
of reparation for the shooting of the two
Americans, Cnnnon and Groce there might
be Included in addition to a money In
demnity that person or persons found
guilty of the murder of the two Americans
should bo tried and punished. .
The question of extradition In a case of
tills kind was settled many years ago and
tin re are several cases cited where crim
inals have been surrendered by the na
tions where they had been flven asylum,
even when there were no ex sadltion treat
ies. Should, therefore, the U'dted States de
mand of Nicaragua the punishment of
Zelaya there seems to be little doubt that
any nation where he 'nay have taken
refuge will, on the showing the United
States will be able to Make, surrender him
for trial and punishmi At.
Wll Go to Mexico City.
SALINA CRUZ, .Vex., Dec. 27. Pose
Santos Zelaya, former president of Ni
caragua, arrived here on the Mexican gun
boat General Guerrerro today. After re
peated refusals he granted an Interview
to the Associated Press. He said he would
leave tonight for Mexico City and remain
there six months. He would, he added, ex
press his thanks to President Dlas for the
latter's kindness to him.
The General Guerrero flew both the
Nicaragua and the Mexican flags. As It
came along side the pier a crowd formed
chiefly of dock hands, awaited it- One of
the number, a Central American, welcomed
Zelaya with a speech, in which he violently
attacked General Estradad, the leader of
the Nlcaraguan Insurgents, President
Cabrera of Guatemala and the United
Standing on the deck of the gunboat
"elaya responded with a few noncommltal
1 en arks. He did not refer to the United
States, but said he was, glad to be In
Mexico, which country he considered a
The former preslddent refused to receive
newspaper men, today, excusing himself
on the ground that he had been mis
represented in the news reports sent out
He added, however, that he might later
consent to an Interview.
Zelaya's friends will not discuss his
plans for the future. This afternoon he
was still aboard the General Guerrerro and
In consultation with others of his party.
The latter are Luis A. Cousin, formerly
secretary of war of Nicaragua; Roberto C.
Dure, Zelaya's secretary an formerly com
n endant of the Department of Granada;
Carlos N. Gonxolas and Oallerado.
One of the men who arrived here on the
vfhsel. which brought Zelaya, said the
punboat left Corlnto at 4 o'clock on the
afternoon of December 21. On that day
two American war ships left Corlnto, but
no attempt was made to stop Zelaya when
he boarded the Mexican gunboat.
Prairie to Blneflrlds.
COLON, Dec. 27-The United States
cruiser Prairie sailed from this port at
Lnoon yesterday for Bluaflelds, Nicaragua.
Man in Illinois
Henry Lind and Team Have Narrow
Escape from Death Near Mont
gomery. CHICAGO, Dec. 17. A pack of eight tim
ber wolves attacked Henry Llnd and his
horses today while he was driving through
the . woods near Montgomery, 111. The
wolves attempted to leap Into the sleigh.
Llnd fought desperately with a heavy
whip, and his horses, bleeding and ex
hausted, managed to reach a clearing,
where the -wolves were frightened Off.
Such an experience has not been reported
In this section in many years.
ONE HOLIDAY LICENSE
THAT WAS NOT NEEDED
Young South Omaha Man Decides Not
to Marry After Parents Came
on the Scene.
Gilbert S. Alton, who at first said he was
21 years of age, and Minnie A. White, aged
17 years, both from South Omaha, applied
for a marriage license at Council Bluff
and as they were accompanied by the par
ents of the young woman, Harry M
Brown, clerk of the district court, pro
ceeded to comply with their requeet.
After taking a second look at the younc
man Mr. Brown hod doubts as to his be
ing of legal age and suggested that I
would be better for him to secure the con
sent of his parents. Young Alton gav
their address and Clerk Brown called them
up over the telephone. They told Mr.
Brown they would come at once to Council
Bluffs and awaiting their arrival the
young couple and the frirl's parents sat In
Mr. Brown's private office.
When the parents of the young man
reached the court house the whole party
held a protracted conference and soon
after young Alton without offering any
explanation said: "I do not need the li
The party left the court house and
boarded p street car for Omaha. One of
the court house officials who witnessed
the departure of the party said the girl
was crying and that evidently the parents
of the couple were not In the best of hu
mor. BISHOP WILLIAMS BUYS HOME
Head of Episcopal Diocese of Omaha
Secures for Residence the Hugh
Rt. Rev. A. L. Williams, bishop of the
Episcopal diocese of Nebraska, has bought
the cement house formerly occupied by
Hugh Murphy, at Thirty-first avenue and
Harney street, facing on the boulevard.
The prfce paid was $12,000. The sale was
made by A. P. Tukey & Son.
Mr. Tukey has also sold the 200 feet on
Farnam street, west of Thirtieth street,
on which he had a sign for so long, "The
cheapest property In Omaha." The price
paid was $lf,000.
Heney's Attorney Gives
Reason for Libel Suit
NEW YORK, Dec. 27. The formal com
plaint in the damage suit of Francis J.
Heney of San Francisco against William
H. Crocker, the California millionaire, for
150,000 on an allegation ef libel, was filed
here today. Mr. Heney bases Ms action
on an open letter . bearing Mr. Crocker's
I name, which appeared in a New York
t evening newspaper December t. In which
Mr. Crocker defended his action in first
supporting Heney in the San Francisco
graft prosecutions and later withdrawing
James H. Beck, counsel for Mr. Heney,
"As soon as Mr. Crocker's letter was pub
lished, Mr. Heney telegraphed m. to bring
this suit. Mr. Heney, who nearly gav. his
life to th. caus. of exposing corruption In
San Francisco, desires to settle one. and
for all time the question as to whether h.
conducted the prosecutions against th.
San Francisco grafters In an honorable and
JegiUniate way. In th beat of the great
CONGRESS OF CACRLERS OPEN
Large and Noisy Congregation of
. Roosters and Egg-Layers.
BIRDS OF BEAUTY AND OF BREED
Dogrs of All strains and of Extensive
Pedlsrrers are on Exhibition Rival
Ins Barnyard Beauties In
Making; a How.
The mighty cackle congress Is on. The
annual show of the Transmlssisslppl Poul
try association opened last night In the
Auditorium with a large representation of
the birds that cackle, crow, scratch and
pick on proud display before an admiring
attendance of visiters.
The fluffy egg-fcullders are holding forth
In the noisiest of agtherlngs. There Is a
factional row In Cchlckentown and the
debate lasts through all the waking hours.
Obstreperous bantams, lassitudinous, beefy
Langshans, lumbering Shanghais they are
all kept from strife only by the partitions
of the exhibit cages. Challenges ring back
end forth across the big hall and the at
mosphere Is one of tenseness.
It Is Just as well, too, for the visitors to
be a bit careful when strolling down the
lanes of chicken coops. These hostile
cockerels have a habit of venting their
spleen with vicious pecks at the first bare
iiand that strays within reach of the
barred fronts of the cages.
Tho proudest, most cantankerous bit of
feathered agpresslvoness Is "Omaha," a
lied Pyle game bantam belonging to H. D.
Foster. Mr. Foster won the first prise
11 the show last year on this vain bird and
.he little rascal Is crowing already with
.-.is aspirations for more medals and rib
bons. Tho judging of the birds will begin today
and the prim gllvng will continue through
the show, which closes on Saturday night.
All the birds are not yst In, although the
show Is quite complete.
There are several blocks of chickens and
other fowls to be seen, but the show does
not end there. The show Includes water
fowl, tsrkeys, pheasant and pigeons. Then
there Is the show of the Nebraska Kennel
club .which opens today at noon.
The trsl tragedy of the show has oc
curred. "Snowball," a White Wyandotte
cock, the pride of the Fauble & Fauble
yards at Council Bluffs, mixed It with a
White Leghorn cock on the way to 7maha
while the drayman was not looking. Now
both of the birds are splattered with blood
and torn Into shapes that will spoil their
appearance for the whole show. It must
have been a fine go, but no one was there
There will be a cock fight at th. show on
Wednesday night, when some of the fussy
birds will get a chance to show their form.
Of course It won't bo a really truly fight,
but the matches will be a most lifelike
Imitation of a "main." The fighters' spurs
will be covered by boxing gloves macje just
for chickens and they will be allowed to
biff eath other In a padded -pit.
The beefiest birds at the show are the
big Light Brahms shown by J. B. Keellne
of Council Bluffs. Some of these big fowls
weigh as much as fifteen pounds. They can
(Continued on Second Page.)
contest in Ran Franclsoo many charges
were made by Irresponsible men against
Mr. Heney, but when Mr. Crocker assumed
responsibility for these charges snd gave
them wide circulation. In a responsible
organ of public opinion, Mr. Heney felt
hi sop'portunlty had come to have a jury
ot his fellow countrymen determine the
Justice or Injustice of the accusations
"In Han Franolsoo the graft prosecutions
have so divided Its people Into hostile
camps that It would seem to be a matter
of exceeding difficulty to secure a Jury
which, would consider th. questions In
volved with absolut. Impartiality. In New
York, however, there can be no selfish In
terest In the issue which grew out of th.
San Francisco graft prosecutions and here,
therefore, a jury can b. selected which can
impartially and fearlessly judge between
MY. Crocker's grave accusations and Mr.
Heney's account of his stewardship as a
Vice President Mohler Completes
Arrangements for New Headquar
ters Building for Oveland Road.
SITE AT FIFTEENTH AND DODGE
Twelve Story Structure to Cost One
STRICTLY MODERN; NO STORES
Local Ticket Office to be Located on
OFFICES NOW WELL SCATTERED
Bids Will be Called for and Work of.
Demolishing; Old Labor Temple
Will Begin at Early
Elds will be asked at, once for the erec
tion of tlie new Union Taciflo headquar
ters building at th. northeast corner of
Fifteenth and Dodge streets. Th. work of
tearing down the old structures which now
cover the half block will begin as soon
as possible and the work on th. building
will be pushed. This is the announcement
which waa made by A. L. Mohler, v.co
president and general manager of the
Union Pacific, Monday afternoon.
"President Lovett, the board of directors
and Julius Kruttschnitt, director of opera
tion, all of whom have continuously sup
ported the building of the new headquar
ters building In Omaha, have finally au
thorised me to go ahead with the con
struction," said Mr. Mohler.
'The bulluii.g will be very expensive and
modern and will be a twelve-story steel
"The people of Omaha have for some
years past been exceedingly considerate of
the Union Pacific In helping It develop Its
terminal properties, and this Is one of
the ways In which the company is 'glad
to be able to reciprocate by putting up a
creditable and permanent structure. The
thought occurs to .me, that as this stati
prospers by Investments and Improve
ments, work of this character Is most ef
fective In building up communities and
should be encouraged."
Jarris Hunt of New Tork and Chicago
Is the architect and the estimated cost Is
' Exclusively a Railroad Building.
The city ticket office will b. placed on
the lower floor. No room Is set asldo
for store rooms, as the entire building la
to be used as headquarters for the Union
The building will be 97x177 feet and will
be located on ground bought by the Union
Pacific over two years ago and held slneo
that time especially for the building.
At present the offices of th. Union Pa
cific are scattered all iver Omahx. ..The
main offices are in the old headquarters
building at Tenth and Farnam streets.
The coal department Is In The Bee build
ing, the mtrtloal department is in the
Brandels building, the .claim department is
In the basement of the Merchants' Na
tional bank, the land department, th. pur
chasing and other departments ar. in the
old United States National batik buildlnj
and part of the engineering department
and the tax department are In the Pacific
Express company's building at Fourteenth
and Harney streets. For all these out
lying offices the company has besn pay
ing big rents.
The building Is to be a beauty of mod
ern architecture, of steel, brick and t in.
No expense will be spared In adding to Its
beauty In every possible way.
BOY MISSING TWO WEEKS
FOUND MURDERED IN HOVEL
Detective Force of Pittsburg; Bent on
Solving; Mystery of Death of
James L. Krlel.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Dec. 17. Practically
the entire' detective force of Greater Pllts-
I burg Is attempting a solution today of the
i death of James Lawrence Friel, the 14-
! . nl .1 V. . . . . mknaa hndv U' U fnilfirl V . U -
terday In an abandoned house tn the North
side, partially nude, frozen, and the throat
terribly lacerated with a knife.
The authorities are exercising every
power to reach samo tangible understand
ing of the boy's death. Up to the present,
however, little progress hss been made.
Young Frlel had been missing from his
home since December 13. On that day he
attended school. Search was Instituted by
the police and family, but not a trace ot
the lad was found until yesterday, when a
small boy, playing In the rooms of the
abandoned house, accidentally stumbled
on to the body. The police are of the
opinion that the boy was murdered last
"Yeggmen" Infest the district In which
the crime occurred and the police are con
ducting a rigid Investigation among this
class of criminals.
CHILDREN VICTIMS OF FIENDS
Their Skulls are Crushed and Bodies
are Burned la Their
LOVELAND, O.. Dec. 27. Fir. today de
stroyed the home of L. Sonnecalf nnd
caused the death of Rose and Paul Sonne
calf. aged 8 and S years. Stanley Lever
and Cliff Lattimer, professional ball play
ers, tried to rescue the children, but they
were driven from the house by th. flames.
A coroner's investigation disclosed the
fact that the skulls of the two children
had been crushed with a hammer. It la
believed an Insane person killed the chil
dren and then burned the houVe to hid. the
crime. No arrest has been made, but a
woman is under surveillance.
BOATS PLY VILLAGE STREETS
Details of the Recent Flood la Spain
Show that the Storm Waa
SAN SABABTIAN, Spain, Deo. IT.--Details
of the damages caused by th. disas
trous floods last week are pouring Into this
city. Only three houses were left standing
In the village of Santa Christiana and at
I-avlcllla a church was (he only building
able to withstand the storm.
Benevente, a town thirty-four miles
north of Zamorra. with a population of
about S.OOO, was under water for five days,
during which time all traffic in the streets
waa conducted by beats. The village of
Vlllabesa has been destroyed and th. creeps
la th. Castll. plateau ruined,
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