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VOL. XXXLX-NQ. 151.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 5, 1910 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Evidence Secured from Them Will
Result in Indictment of Prom
TAFT REVERTS TO
Message on Trusts and Bailroad
Begnlation Will Be Sent to
Congress Thursday Noon.
CONSULTS CABINET OFFICERS
Omaha and Large Part of County
Shiver Because of Low Temper
attires' and Heavy Snow.
TRAFFIC COMES TO STANDSTILL
Colorado Congressman Has Plan to
Readjust Conditions Affecting
TO REDUCE COST TO LITIGANTS
Takes in Utah, Wyoming, Colorado,
Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma.
ABBOTT ON INDIAN QUESTION
Assistant Commissioner Feels Omahas
INQUIRY INTO COST ' OF LIVING
Secretary Wlliion to Conduct Ono
that Will Be Thorouah Place
for Prof. Phllllpa Berth
' (or Zalluskl.
(From a Plaff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Jan. 4. -Special Tele
gram.) Representative Tttylor of Colorado
has prepared and tomorrow will Introduce
h 1)111 amending the federal statutes to
I I'd! Id m nilU' luil nlal nliwult ... V, I. .
. thA tenth elrntilt TI, r,fnnm .
act Is to dlvldo the present Eighth district
In which Colorado la located, making a
new district compound of the states of
Utah. Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Kan
sas and Oklahoma. To this proposed dis
trict. New Mexico will be attached when
ever It Is admitted to statehood.
As Intended to be constituted the new
Tenth district embraces an area of 1,021,712
square miles with a population approxl
mateyl of 15,000.000 people. Sessions of the
clrchlt court of appeals are now held et
St. Louis, St. Paul, Cheyenne and Denver.
The litigation arising from the western
part of this circuit cannot all be attended
to at Denver without great delay. To
hasten cases and mnkc oral arguments
thereon, counsel frequently are called to
St. Louis or St. Paul, which Is quite a
burden of expense to litigants and a loss
of time to counsel.
Mr. Taylor Is of the Impression that this
proposed division will meet with the
hearty endorsement of the bar throughout
the entire circuit of the twelve state
sought to be divided. Such a division Is
understood to meet with the approval of
Justice Brewer whose control the Eighth
circuit Is assigned.
The creation of a new circuit will entail
a most trifling additional expense as there
already exists In the present circuit four
circuit judges, two bf whom have their
residence n the proposed new circuit and
the other two In the old Eighth. A em
braced In the proposed bill, no additional
circuit Judges would be necessary at pre
sent, though In a short timo one additional
circuit Judge in each'clrcult may ba re
quired. The only additional expense im-
tTlMlfatnllr notl.,,4 - i . . .
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tional cltm' and' ,Mi additional marshal.
Oaiuha Indian Question.
Assistant Commissioner F. H. Abbott of
Indian affairs said today that he hus had
jo advices from the Omaha or Winnebago
tgencles since the change made In their
idmlnlsiratlon January 1. He infers from
:hls that things are running along smoothly
ind that the so-called consolidation of
tgencles Is working out along the lines
loped for. It is his impression that Jut
aoped for. It Is his impression that Just
m soon aa the Indians become acquainted
with the design of the new movement they
will give the new administrative features
.heir earnest support.
Mr. Abbott cited as an Instance of mis
understanding of the purposes of the Indian
fflce in bringing the agencies closed to
gether the presence of a representative of
the Walthlll Commercial club in Washing
ton to protest against the so-called con
solation. After having explained to the
representative the purpose of the depart
ment was to bring home to the Indians of
. the OmahA and Winnebago tribes the neces
sity for their training in practical pursuits,
particularly that of farming and stock
raising, the walthlll man immediately wlth
diew his protest and became an earnest
supporter of the project.
Aa to the administration bill , introduced
by Senator Browit regarding taxing of the
Omahas' lands,' Mr. Abbott stated he was
Inrortrttt'lAhe chairmen of both the senate
and house committees on Indian affairs
were in sympathy with the bill and ho be
JlUVed legislation along the lines proposed
the brown bill would bo enacted during
"(raWesent Session of congress.
tVJ Job for I'nlverslty Man.
- CWmiMlssloner Valentine and Assistant
Commissioner Abbott of the Indian bureau
today tendered a position in the Indian
service to Prof. F. J. Phillips of the Uni
versity of Nebraska, his work being the
dlreo:lon of care and use of timber on the
icudvatlons. The salary offered Prof. Phil
ips Is 12. 5o0 a year.
While lrt Washington lust week, Prof.
Phllllpa said he approved the efforts of the
Indian office in adopting methods of forest
service so far as practicable and in mak
ing every efort to conserve the forests
for the beneficial use of the Indians. He
asserted that handling forests on Indian
reservations Is more difficult than forest
work on the public domain, because of tn
industrial, social and economic problems
of the Indian Involved. To handle this dif
ficult work. Commissioner Valentine is
ticking highly trained men like Prof Phil
lips. tCxpert farmers wanted. J1.200 per annum.
Tho Indian .service is making iHs offer
to agricultural students, who are suffi
ciently equipped to train the biaves on
Indian reservations in raising farm pro
ducts. Tha appointments will be restilcted to
graduates of agricultural college. The suc
cessful appllt'itiits will be designated by
Indian Commissioner Valeutlne to manage
inud'l demonstration farms on innerva
tions In and and semi-arid regions of the
I Investigate t'oat of Living.
The increased cost of living was the sub
let of a concurrent resolution offer J In
'.lie house today by Kepresents.lv Hull of
renmssee. It provides 'for a Joint cum
ulate of seven members of the house and
five members of the senate to Investigate
londillons and report upon them and as to
what remedies 'may bo affected through
legislation. In consonance with the reso
lution Secretary Wilson of the Depart
ment of Agriculture hus ordered a np.
ng Inquiry Into the cost of Uvtng la the
"I realise." said Scrciary Wilson, "that
have undertaken a big contract, but
ae can carry It out. Wc have the men
and we have the money, to paraphrase a
(Continued on Second PagT)
NEW YORK, Jan. 4. Investigation of the
sugar umlerwelghlrig frauds was continued
today b' the federal grand Jury and it Is
intlms -at further Indictments, possibly
of ' persons, might be expected
sot 'yt -n stories have been In the
air i -v, 'oday's report had It that
not oi. v; t rtant revelations been
made by ' , ' the American Sugar
of whom were re
racy to defraud,
' igar importing
'', ,tf the advlsa-
firms had becom
bllity of making a east of it.
The grand Jury ai. . . expected to take
up shortly the investigation of alleged
paper combinations, which the federal au
thorities have been looking Into following
the action which led to the dissolution of
the Manila fiber pool.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. Following the In
vestigation which resulted in the discovery
of underwelghlng of sugar at the port of
New York Inquiries are to be made at other
ports where sugar Is brought in. The
Treasury department gradually Is complet
ing the ascertainment of the true weights
at New York and has succeeded in recover
ing a large amount In duties which had
been withheld from the government. Setlle
ment with another company doing a large
Importing business Is about to be made.
Large quantities of sugar come into the
United States at San Francisco and Boston
and smaller amounts at various other ports.
The effort to determine whether there had
been underwelghlng at other places than
New York will be begun as soon as arrange
ments can be made.
Killed by Fall
Leon Tie La, Grange, Noted French
man Who Broke Many Becords,
BORDEAUX. Jan. 4. Leon De Lt
Grange, the noted French aeronaut, was
kir.ed while making a flight here today.
Leon De La Orange, ranked among the
first of the aviators of the world., On De
cember 30 last t Juvipy he broke all speed
records. The occasion was an attempt to
w!n the Mlchelln cup. He did not succeed
In beating Henry Farman's record for dis
tance, but did establish a new distance
record for monoplanes and a r.ew world's
speed record. He covered 124 miles In two
hours and thirty-two minutes, maintaining
an average speed of approximately forty
nine miles mhoim.-- - t -
, De La Grange had been' a 'wei: , kaow.n
automobllist and was one of the first 'men
In Europe to take up aviation. His feats
soon attracted wide attention, and he Is
said to have been offered a guarantee of
$10,000 if he would visit the United States.
October last De La Orange made a flight
at Doncaster, England, establishing o
speed record for one mile and 860 yards
In one minute and forty-seven and one-fifth
seconds. His first public flight was made
March 16, 1907, at Bagatelle, France, when
he ascended In a biplane.
The machine moved thirty feet In the air
and descended. Some days tater De La
.Grange made a flight of 463 feet carrying
Two Negroes Who Attacked White
Woman at Kansas City Are
Sentenced to Death.
KANSAS CITY, Jan. 4. George Reynolds
and John Williams, negroes, were found
guilty of assaulting Mrs. W. F. Jackson by
a Jury in the criminal court here tonight
and their sentence waa fixed at death by
The verdict of guilty was returned on the
first ballot. The Jury was out but five and
a half mlnuteB. But two days were occu
pied In selecting a Jury, hearing the evi
dence and returning a verdict.
Both men probably will be hanged the
first week In February. Every precaution
haa been taken during the trial to protect
the piisoners from violence, as the assault
was of such a nature that Intense public
feeling was aroused. The public was not
admitted to the trial. Mrs. Jackson swooned
Prisoners In the county jail raised a
bedlam when the verdict beoame known.
They had previously threatened to lynch
the colored men in the exercise room of the
Jail, but the officers removed the negroes
to another part of the prison.
THREE ARE KILLED IN WRECK
Milwaukee Work Train Collides with
Extra Freight Near Gretna,
ABERDEEN. S. D.. Jan. 4.-(Spec!al
Telegram.) In a head-on collision of a
Milwaukee work train and an extra freight
between Gretna and Koscoe last night,
three Bulgarian workmen were killed and
five others Injured.
Old Court House as Art
Museum in Jefferson Square
Let the city buy the old court house,
move It to Jefferson square and convert
it Into public art museum.
This proposition Is advocated by the
Homeward Improvement club, which meets
at 1711 North Twenty-fourth street an
whose territory extends from Twenty
fcuitli to Thirtieth street and Decatur
street to Patrick avenue. It is believed
the idea originated with Henry, Ostrom,
clerk of the Board of County Cimmlsslon
ers. Mr. Ostrum Is a member of this
club and at Its meeting Monday night,
was appointed chairman of a committee,
the other members of which are not yet
named, to take up the matter with the
This project does not contemplate the
It is Then Announced that First Pro
gram Will Be Adhered To.
ANOTHER MESSAGE FRIDAY
It Will Accompany Papers Concern
ing the Claris Charges.
LOAN FOR RECLAMATION WORK
Special Message on Conservation
Will Kecominend that Govern
ment Advance Thirty Mil
lions to Service.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. Late today, after
a conference with Senators Aldrlch and
Root and Attorney General WIckersham,
President Taft decided to revert to his
original plan of combining his views as to
amendments to the Interstate commerce
and anti-trust laws In one messager which
he will send to congress Thursday noon.
On Friday President Taft will send to the
senate a brief message, transmitting all of
the papers and the report of attorney gen
eral concerning the Glavts charges against
Secretary Ballinger. The papers were
called for by a senate resolution.
Loan for Reclamation Service, .
The special message on the conservation
of natural resources which t;he president
had hoped to get ready by Monday next
has been postponed until the latter part of
next week. .
In the special message a loan of S30.000.000
to complete the existing reclamation pro
jects will be suggested.,
Western senators who have visited the
president during the last few days have
been given to understand that such a loan
will be recommended in the message. The
loan will probably be floated as short
term bonds or certificates of Indebtedness.
Senator Carter and some of the other
western senators are inclined to favor
the issue of certificates, but Senator Borah,
who Is the author of a bl for a I30.000.00U
bond issue, is opposed to fin issue of cer
tificates. He believes that an issue of
bonds would be taken up more readily.
ARGUMENT FOR POSTAL BANKS
Millions Sent Abroad Each Year by
Foreigners C'onld Be Kept Here.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4-The immigrant's
lack of confidence In the safety and se
curity of private flnnanclnl institutions of
the United States is officially declared
to be probably responsible for the flood
of millions of dollars which flows by pos
tal Money orders from the United States,
to foreign countries each .year.
Auditor Chance' tef the Poetofflce depart
ment points to this condition as an In
dication of what might be accomplished
Ihrougut the establishment of postal sav
The stupendous total of $640,640,817 repre
senting the surplus earnings of foreign
labor employed In the gigantic Industrial
and commercial enterprises of the United
States, has ben sent abroad since 1&90. A
total of $76,662,629 was sent abroad by for
elghn workmen In 1909. The millions sent
out of this country have steadily Increased
each year in proportion to the influx of
foreign immigrants. .
; Most of the amount sent abroad last
year found lodging in Austria, Great Brit
ain, Hungary, Norway, Italy and Russia.
Postal officials declare that in the for
warding their money to foreign countries,
foreigners prefer money orders to checks
and drafts on banks.
Auditor Chance declares that probably
a majority of the foreign element would
rather patronize government banks with
Interest paid on thel? money. Thus a con
siderable share of the millions sent abroad
would remain in the custody of the secre
tary of the treasury.
SO DANGER TO HONEST ROADS
President Brown Says Administration
Bill Will Not Harm Investors.
NEW YORK, Jan. 4.-"I know pretty
well what the bill will provide and I can
say that it need not alarm the' investor
nor embairass any railroad that wants
to do bust! ess in a straightforward and
orderly manner," today declared by W. C.
Brown, president of the New York Central
Mr. Brown was one of the six railroad
presidents w ho conferred with President
Taft yesterfay on railroad legislation,
which the president will recommend to
congress next week In a message on inter
Wall street and the railroad world have
been keenly interested In the coming rail
road legislation and President Brown's dec
laration allayed in a great measures the
fears that the message would prove em
barrassing to the present control of the
FIRE AT CASTLEW00D, S. D.
Department at Wstertons la Called
to Help Extlnarolak Big;
WATERTOWN, S. D.. Jan. 4.-The fire
department here has been called to the
tovTi of Castlewood. It is reported the
town Is being destroyed by fire.
removal of the building intact, but rather
its dismantling and removel. The streets
are not wide enough to permit of bodily
transportation even if the building would
Lawyers In the club maintain that the
law limiting the use of Jefferson square
to park purposes would not conflict with
this proposition, aa this would be, but im
proving tie park property.
The Homeward club thinks that after
the museum waa established a bath house
adjunction, perhaps in the basement, with
a gymnasium, rest room and other such
accommodations might be provided.
The Homeward club, will ask .the co
operation of other Improvement clubs !n
From the Cleveland Plain Defcler.
WILLIAKD SUCCEEDS MURRAY
Burlington Man is Elected President
of Baltimore & Ohio'.
DUE TO HA RE MAN INFLUENCE
New Executive Formerly Assistant
General Manager of Line When
F. D. Underwood Was
NEW YORK. Jan. t-scar 9. Murray,
for the last six year,' president of the
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad company,
tendered his resignation today as a special
meeting of the board of directors of the
road held in this city. Daniel L. Wllllard,
vice president of the. Chicago, Burlington
ft Quincy railroad, was elected his suc
cessor. Mr. Murray's resignation, which has for
some- weeks, merely awaited formal ac
ceptance, will take ' effect on January 14
and Mr. Wllllard will assume office the
following day. Mr. Murray will, however,
maintain his connection with the Balti
more A Ohio, as chairman of the board
of directors, to which office he Was
elected today, filling a place In the direc
torate held by Georgo S. Randolph, who
While no official announcf meht waa made
as to the reasons for tl.vchang- 4n the
management of the road lt br-understood
In Wall street and railroad circles that
It waa mainly due to so-called Harrlman
Influence in the Baltimore & Ohio, a large
block of whose stock Is held by the Union
Pacific and which for all practical pur
poses amounts to a controlling Interest.-
Mr. Murray. Is 63 years of age and lt is
said the Union Pacific Interests felt a
younger and more aggressive man was
needed fop the position.
Mr. . Wllllard, who Is 49 years old. Is a
railroad man of wide experience. He' is
regarded as particularly efficient as an
operating official. In view of the fact that
the Baltimore & Ohio is in close compe
tition with the Chesapeake & Ohio, one of
the rising Hawley roads, this ability es- J
pecially commended him, It Is said to the
Union Pacific Interests. Mr. Wllllard be
gan his career as a track laborer on. ihi
Central Vermont in 1879.' He will go to
the Baltimore & Ohio familiar with the
ground as he formerly served the road as
assistant general manager under Fred
erick I. Underwood, now president of the
.PROFESSORS ARE HARD UP
Ileport Shows Salaries Are Not Snf-
, - flclent to Support Their
MADISON, Wis., Jan. 4. Eighty per cent
of the assistant professors In American
universities must supplement their salaries
by outside work In order to "make both
ends meet," they are on an average just
enough to suffice for an unmarried man,
yet seventy-four per cent of them are mar
ried and have families to support.
These and other' statistics were contained
In a paper by Prof. Guido Marx of the
Engineering college of Leland Stanford
university, which was read before the as
sociation of American Universities conven
tion at the University of Wisconsin today.
In the absence of Prof. Marx, the paper
was read by Prof. C. P. Huberlch 'of the
Stanford Law school.
"The rapid Increase In the cost of living
has made the situation of the assistant
professor ' acute," concluded the paper.
Rancher Robbed of Large Sum.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Jan. 4-Frank
Faria, a San Jose rancher, who had drawn
the money from a local bank to pay for
a ranch, was held up last night by three
masked highwaymen and robbed of IS. 453.
When you were a
youngster did you
ever start out with
a pocket full of old
things and sec what
you could swap
Lota of fun wasn't lt? And you
got something you wanted, too.
"Swaps" is a head on the
second want-ad page. Through
a little ad under this head you
can make most any kind of a
Try it; lt don't cost much and it
will surprise you what you can do.
Why not do It nowT
All in for the Winter.
for Next Probe
University of Copenhagen Has Sent
Documents to National Geo
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4-Dr. Frederick
A. Cook's polar records are enroute to
Washington to be examined by the Na
tional Geographic society. According to In
formation sent to Prof. Gore, the docu
ments were started from Copenhagen on
December 11, which would get them to
Washington about the end of this week.
Prof. Oore, Rear Admiral Plllsbury and
Dr. W. M. Hayes of the Geological Survey
will examine' the papers and make a re
port early this month. Yesterday President
Willis T. Moore ,of tha society let lt be
known that he will iot be a candidate for
re-election. Some see 1c this one of the re
flections of the polar controversy. Prof.
Moore has been president of the National
Geographlo society for several terms. His
letter declining a further election expresses
the hope that a successor would be chosen
before the polar fight became an Influence
in the politics of the society.
Hours of Service
Court Holds Relief of Three Hours
at Middle of Day it
CHICAGO, Jan. 4. The United States cir
cuit court of appeals today reversed the
Judgment of the district court in the caso
of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe rail
road against the United States. The rail
road Is charged with violation of the hours
of service act. The Judgment of the lower
court is reversed ard the case remanded
with instructions to grant a new trial.
The suit was started by District At
torney Sims, who charged that the railroad
was keeping telegraph operators on duly
for a longer period than tho hours allowed
by the hours of service act. In the lower
court a Judgment of $100 was entered
against the railroad.
Attorneys for the railroad showed that
operators appeared to have been on duty
from 6:30 a. m. to 6:80 p. m., but that they
had been relieved from noon until 3 p. m.
The court held as tho men had only nine
hours of actual time "on duty, it was no
violation of the hours of service act.
Called in Council
Seven Hundred Members Voice, Fro
test Against Proposed Merger
WALT HILL, Neb., Jan. 4. Seven hun
dred members of the Omaha tribe of In
dians are holding council today to voice a
protest against the government's proposal
to unite them In a common agency with
the Winnebago tribe. Walthlll business
men also object to the transfer of the
agency to the Winnebagoes. The Omahas,
who feel superior to tuf Ir neighbor tribe,
have asked Ross L. Hammond of Fremont,
internal revenue collector, to intercede for
them at Washington.
Groce and Gannon Barred
from Wiring U. S. Consul
MANAGUA, Jan. 4.-General Medina
today made public letters and telegrams
in substantiation of the claim that General
Toledo and he did all in their power to
prevent the execution of Oroce and Can
non, the Americans decreed to die by
One of the letters received by General
Medina from Groce on the day of the
executions is as follows:
"As a last favor, I beg and Implore you
to delay the execution of the death sen
tences until an answer is received from
Zelaya to our plea for nvrcy. For God's sake
let us live until you can hope no longer as
a brother Mason to be proven a friend
magnanimous and kind. I beseech you to
continue doing everything possible to save
us. Words are Inadequate to express our
gratitude for all that you have already
done for our welfare."
General Medina, who was commanded to
see that the will of Zolaya was obeyed,
declares he delayed the execution pur
posely in the hope that the reprieve would
be received. He produces tha original
copy of two telegrams which ha received
from the president on the day preceding
SrORM COVERS WHOLE STATE
Train Service Demoralized and Street
Cars Tied Up.
CATTLE SUFFERING IN WEST
Iowa Threatened with Coal Famine,
Dealers Being; Unable to Get
Shipments Stork' Suffers
While In Transit.
LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 4. Drifting snow
Impeded railway traffic throughout south
ern Nebraska today. Trains wers bs'ated
on all railroads. Telephone and telegraph
companies encountered persistent troubles.
In Lincoln the street car aervlce was com
pletely paralysed. The lines to the subur
ban points were snowed In and lt will be
some time before the schedules are re
stored. NORFOLK. Neb., Jan. 4 Another snow
amounting to half a foot fell In northern
Nebraska and southern South Dakota to
day, adding new handicaps to train service,
which has been more seriously demoralised
by weather conditions ' this winter than
ever before during so protracted a period.
The temperature Is S below aero, but there
Is no wind. The condition is not blixzardy.
Digs Cattle Herda Suffer.
ALLIANCE. Neb., Jan. I. (Special T dia
gram.) The weather, conditions have set
tled . somewhat. It is snowing in several
places in western Nebraska at present and
the thermometer is slowly pushing upward.
It ranges now from about 6 above at Ans
ley to 24 above at the extreme western
part of the state. The Black Hills reports
Eero weather and there is a flat average
of about 6 above over northern and eastern
There is much loss and suffering among
stock throughout the- west, as this .con
tinued cold has not been experienced in
years. The big cartle men are suffering
greater loss than the small men, the latter
being In better shape to care for their
Iowa Hard Hit.
DES MOINF.S, Jan. 4. (Special Tele
gram.) The storm today practically par
alysed rail traffic In Iowa, and locally
business was nearly suspended. All trains
were off schedule. This morning a Rock
Island passenger train ran Into a Wabash
freight In the eastern part of the city and
three freight cars were thrown from the
track, but no passengers were Injured. The
snowfall continued all day, but ceased In
the evening. A Rock Island tralnload of
cattle headed eastward was laid out at
Valley Junction and the company planned
to get permission to use the state fair barns
for housing the stock instead of trying to
send them on. At Cedar Rapids twenty
head of cattle went out on the Ice to escape
the fury of the storm and the ice broke,
so that all were drowned.
.The danger of a famine In coal caused
the local dealers to raise the price to $4 a
ton today, but there was very little deliv
ered and hundreds of families are short of
fuel. One of the leading dealers reported
that the railroads were confiscating his
coal by the carload and he would not prom
ise to make any deliveries. All the mines
are running with full equipment, but coal
stocks are very low.
BOONK. Ia., Jan. 4.-(Speclal Telegram.)
The Northwestern railway In Iowa was
completely tied up by the storm today. All
freight trains have been annulled and the
complete equipment of motive power Is
being used to get passenger, mail and ex
press trains through on schedule. This,
however, is Impossible and all trains are
late. Snow drifting badly may compel the
(Continued on Second Page.)
the execution. In which he was ordered
specifically to proceed with the enforce
ment of the death penalty.
Another telegram received by him from
Zelaya on the day after Groce and Cannon
had been shot, reads:
"I acknowledge your notification of the
execution and rejoice that the requirements
hot the law have been compiled with."
The following telegram was sent by Gen
eral Toledo to Medina the day before the
condemned men were killed:
"Am telegraphing president asking that
lives of Cannon and Groce be spared. Sup
pose you have already done so. I await
final decision of the president before pro
ceeding with the executions."
General Medina makes public a telegram
received by him from the director of the
telegraphs and which indicates that Ze
laya attempted to prevent Groce and Can
non oommunicatlng with the United States
consul. The director of telegraphs wired:
"President disapproved your order per
mitting transmission of telegrams from
Groce and Cannon to American consul.
He will not permit such concessions, as
they are liable to place the government In
Street Cars Out of Commission for
Time on Many Lines.
TRAINS LATE AT DESTINATIONS
Suburbanites Worst Sufferers from
Snow and Cold.
MANY WALK MILES TO BUSINESS
Street Car Company Vses Every
Available Man on Work of Clean
ing Tracks, and Makes
Warmer weather and a cessation for a
time at least of snowfall made Omahans
think last night that the worst of the big
storm must be over. The temperature had
risen to 4 by 9 o'clock last evening and
the snow ceased falling for some hours,,
although It seemed possible that It would
begin again, for there was prediction to
that effect. '
A little less thnn a year ago Omaha suf
fered the most severe storm of last season
and barring the heavy wind, Tuesday was
a repltltlon of that storm. Traffic was
paralysed, street car service came almost
to a standstill for hours and trains again
were put way late.
The snow began falling early In the
morning and Immediately the street car
company put out Its seven big sweupers.
They were of little avail, howevor, as the
wind filled the tracks with drifts of snow
within five minutes after the cars passed.
It was no uncommon sight to see two,
three and four cars coupled together trying
to buck their way through the heavy
People living In the suburbs were the
worst sufferers, as the company was un
able to get cars to Benson until nearly
noon, and but one car xraa sent over the
West Leavenworth line. A few oars were
sent to Florence.
Rnnnlngr the Blockade.
"We are not very proud of our service,
but we are doing the best we can and ure
hiring every available man to assist In
clearing the tracks," said R. A. Leunsler.
assistant general manager of the Omaha
& Council Bluffs Street Railway company.
"All the teams of Omaha which are on
the street are unconsciously working
against us. It la natural tor the teams to
seek the car tracks, where there is less
snow, but the wheels crowd the snow onto
the tracks and make lt almost impossible
for the cars to get through."
The big sweepers rtaVe been equipped
with scoops which crowd the snow away
from the tiacks as well as doing the sweep
ing. Salt cars were sent out as the tracks
are in the worst condition this season-. The
sugar snow, with a temperature of xero,
makes the track like glass and this was
tho cause of so many lines being blocked
by strings of cars. The wheels Would not
stick to the tracks when the cars were
bucking the snow.
Tho Dodge street line was opened about
11 o'clock. The Farnam line was open In
the morning, but betweer t and 10 o'clock
the cars were all utallt'V for a time, but
sweepers and salt cars opened the way.
Extra effort was made to keep the South
Omaha and Twenty-fourth street lines
open with some success. At one time dur
ing the forenoon there were sixteen west
bound cars stalled on Leavenworth street
between Sixteenth and Twenty-ninth
Workers Tramp to Town.
Many people walked to work, and, in the
two-mile walk to the center of the city,
not a car passej them. The Harney line
was blocked by. cars getting stuck near
Crelghton university, putting the line out
of commission for a considerable tlmo.
Telegraph and telephone lines were not
bothered much by the snow and wind and
the snow was of such a character and the
wires so cold that the . snow did not stick
to the. wires.
The car doing service on the stub line on
Twenty-fourth street fsom Leavenworth to
Cass was stalled and abandoned in the
snow Just south of Farnam street. Christ
Anderson, an old time conductor on the
Farnam line, viewed the stranded car and
mused: "That reminds me of the tlmo 1
drove a stub horse car on that line in 1SS3.
I was caught in about the same place and
we did not get the track cleared and the
car out for nine days. It took all tho men
the company could get to keep the main
Florence residents employed In Omaha
were four hours lute In reporting for work.
Learning that the street car service in .he
early morning was demoralised a larc
number flocked to the Northwestern depot,
hoping to catch a train for the city. Their
hopes faded away when the station agent
reported the morning train hours behind
time. Undaunted, however, the little army
of workers faced the storm and huofed lt
UVKItl.AIND TRAINS H.VUtt'BlIlM)
Xew Stiu Fraavist-o Limited Reaches
Omaha Twelve Hours Late.
Snow-capped and ice-clad patsmgtr
trains slipped Into local railway stations
.during the year. Although the Overland
flyers arc reported hours behind In the.r
schedules, none of the roads centerii.g in
Omaha report Ue-ups on account of the
The Union Pacific's recently christened
San FrancUco Limited fell down on its
New Yen's resolutions and rolled Into the
city Just twelvo hours l;ito. This train en
countered heavy drlfta In the west and
was out In the severest kind of weather.
Union Pacific train No. 6 from the west
was nine hours late.
On the other lines trains are reported
from two to five hours late. Although the
fall of mo v has been general and hejvy Ir
most localities, (he railway reports show
Utile drifting, and, as the snow is of th
dry character. It has little effect on traf
The Burlington reports from station
ug. nta In Nebranka Indicate the' coldest
weather In the state at Ashland, where It
is 4 below. Sheridan, Wyo., reports 12 be
low, Sioux City la., 12 below, and Billings,
Mont., 10 below. Nino inches snowfall wui
repurted during the night at Hills City,
S. !., with heavy stiowfull lu tho tutus
part of Nebraska.
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