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The Omaha Daily Bee
Th s Bee
VOL. XLI-NO. 170.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 2, 1912-TWKLVK I'AdKS.
NINflLK COPY TWO CENTS.
Terms of Settlement of Old Contro
versy Between Germany and
AMERICAN CONSUMERS PROFIT
Independent Mines Agree that They
Will Re-enter the Syndicate.
MONOPOLY STILL IS MAINTAINED
United States' Interests Welcome
Peace at Any Price.
ORIGINAL FRICES WILL RULE
fw Contract Covering; Full Amer
ican Requirements Made Bt tno
tatlona Practically Some as
Before Dispute Arose.
NEW YORK. Jan. 1. Terms of a final
settlement of the "pota-h controversy '
between German and American interests
were announced tonight by tho Interna
tional Agricultural corporation, which Is
the -wner of the Sollstedt mine, over
which the dispute has largely been waged
The announcement declares tho only
foundation for previous reports that the
differences had been settled was that a
basis of compromise bad been tentatively
"Adjustments have now been made and
confirmed by exchange of cab es with
Berlin," It is stated. "These adjustments
provide for the withdrawal of all suits
Sn our courts Involving liability for pay
ment of the potash tax levied by tier
many; for the assignment to the syndi
cate of American contracts with the in
dependent mines; for new contracts with
the syndicate covering full American pot
ash requirements on a prlco basis prac
tically the same as that prevailing before
the low pVlce contracts were obtained
from the Independent mines, and for the
re-entry of the independent mines into
The statement continues:
"As the owner of the Sollstedt mino
the International Agricultural corporation
has exhausted every possible means to
protect its low price contracts with Amer
ican consumers. The corporation and
those who shared with tt the difficulties
of Its position have agreed to the present
settlement because, after the Americans
who held contracts with the Sollstedt and
Aschersieben mines negotiated the later
Hamburg contracts with the syndicate, it
byeame Impossible for the United States
government to obtain any relief for Amer
Former Compromise Itefnaed.
"It Is to be regretted that Americana
failed to accept a former compromise ob
tained for them by the International, the
te'ras of winch were far more favorable
tilan those now agreed to. Too much
blame, however, should not be imposed
for these failures, for the reason that the
Americana could not believe at that tune
' " " Tn T"' enurgeiiu kllvi i ui iiicir guv-
ernment would be Ineffective to protect
contracts against the operation of the
Gern an tax law."
The series of controversies between the
German potash syndicate and the Ameri
can buyers has been a matter of diplo
matic Intercourse for a long period.
- It was said tonight that while many
Americans Interested In the potash world
feel that Germany has been able to main
tain' its monopoly, they reel It Is a good
thing to have tfie .controversy over with
to let peace come In a business that has
long known war.
Will Save Millions.
WASHINGTON. Jan. l.-Asslstant Sec
retary of State Huntington Wilson ex
pressed the gratification of the State de
partment ton ik ni over tne result or the
negotiation between American buyers
and the German potash syndicate, which,
It Is said, will save the American potash
consumers about $3,500,000 annually. The
offices of the depurtment were employed
to bring about an adjustment of differ
ences between the buyers and the sellers
without resort to a tariff war between
this country and Germany, which for a
time was threatened.
The Independent potash mines, which
have now re-entered the syndicate, for
merly aave American buyers a Dries of
i $J0 a ton, while the syndicate price was
$37.50. Under the new arrangement It
Is understood the syndicate will enter on
five-year contracts with American buyers
at 132.50 per ton.
Mrs. Cynthia II. Quarkenbnsli.
ANNAPOLIS. Md.. Jan. 1. Mrs. Cyn
thia Hendricks Quackenbush, widow of
the late Rear Admiral Stephen P. Quack-enbu.-h.
United States navy, and mother
of the late Captain Stephen M. Quacken
bueh, United States navy, is dead at
the residence here of her son-in-law,
Roar Admiral Perry Garst, after a linger
Representative L'ndervtood Better.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 1. Representative
Vndrwood of Alabama, democratic leader
of the house, was able to leave his room
today, for the first time since Friday.
All danger of appendicitis has passed.
It Is understood.
Temperature at bmahn Yesterday.
, For Nebraska Cloudy; warmer.
l,-or Iowa Cloudy ; warmer.
Comparative Local Record.
1912. 1911. 19!. l'XO.
Highest yesterday .... 11 3 y, 24
Lowest yesterday 6 i: 6
Mean temperature 4 14 24 IS
lYeclpltatlon 00 .37 .no .vu
Tenieraiure and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature 22
J -eflcioney for the day n
Total excess since VI arch. 1 r,j
Normal precipitation ti Inch
Jieflclrncv for ihe day i' Inch
Total precipitation since Mh l.1K.v inches
Jieflciency since March 1 13. :w inches
Jiefieieney for cor. erlod, 1S10.14 MX Inches
Ksceas for cor. period. 191V. .. 4, M inches
M indicates Iwlow zero.
1 A, WELCH, Local Forecaster.
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7f .' I 10 a. m i.. 1
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WI'llZX vir 3 p. in 10
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Refuse to Endorse
COLUMBUS. O., Jan. 1 -No candidate
will receive the endorsement of the Ohio
progressive republican league if the
recommendations of the resolutions com
mittee are followed. After speeches
today by Glfford Plnchot and John 1.
Fackler, the committee, most of them
avowed I.a Follette supporters, adopted
the following resolution:
We ate opposed to the rcnotnitmtion
of President Tuft. We hereby declare
It to be the determined purpose of the
Ohio progressive republican league to
work In harmony and unison to nominate
a progressive republican for president,
recognizing as fellow progressives all
who hold the principles fir which we
stand, whether they be for the presi
dential nomination of Robert M. IJ
Folletto or Theodore Roosevelt or any
other progressive republican.
We assert lh essential unity of the
progressive movement throughout the en
tire state and nation.
We favor the election of delegates who
will favor the nomination of a eundldate
who will fully represent the progressive
Plnchot urged that no endorsement
be given at present on the grounds of
harmony. "We know that In Ohio th-re
are many who stand for the principles
we do, but who first favor the nomination
of Theodore Roosevelt. I am heartily
in favor of the nomination of Ia Fol
lette, but am fully convinced that the
only way we can lose the nomination is
by a split over a candidate. If we all
work together for a progressive principle,
we shall be able to nominate a candidate
at the Chicago convention."
Mobile Woman Shot
Son-in-Law and Hauls
His Body to Pond
MOBILF,, Ala., Jan., 1 Mrs. Mary T.
Godau today gave details of the murder
of her son-in-law, Policeman Fred Wis
serlaben. She said she shot Wasserlaben
once while he was in bed and then shot
him again as he rolled out of bed "to
prevent his lingering suffering." She then
dressed him in his uniform and carried
him from the house in a wagon. "1
hauled the body through the rain To a
pond, backed the wagon into it and
dumped the body out," she said.
That the murder of Wasserlaben
formed the fourth sudden death in Mrs.
Godau's family, became known this after
noon. Charles Stein, the first husband of Mrs.
Godau, was shot and killed supposedly by
night marauders. He carried several
thousand dollars' life insurance.
The second husband, William Green,
disappeared from home and was never
heard from again.
. Mrs. Godau was arrested for the alleged
murder of her last husband, William
Oodau, who was found dead In Septem
ber, 1902, near his chicken house. The
woman wsb acquitted. Her husband was
Insured for W.OuO and she got this money
after a legal fight, detectives being sent
here" from Omaha, Neb., the headquarters
of the Woodmen ol the World, to Inves
tigate. Policeman Wasserlaben carried Insur
ance to the amount of 17,000.
Sinks in Icy vVaters
LYNN, Mass., Jan. 1. When but a few
hundred yards from the Point of Pines
at the start of his flight to Portltnd,
Me., today, Harry N. Atwood met with
an accident and fell Into the Icy waters
with lils hydro-aeroplane.
When all the arrangements for the
flight had been completed the engine was
started and the hydro-aeroplane rose. In
turning Into the wind a little water
struck the magneto and the engine
stopped. Then the aviator tried to head
the machine Into the wind again, when
the rudder struck the water and the ap
paratus collapsed. Atwood climbed on
top of the aeroplane and, looking towards
his friends on shore, waved his hat to
As the machine was seen to collapse
those on shore rushed for boats and sev
eral small craft soon were headed in his
direction. They came none too soon,
for as the nearest one came up to the
partly submerged aeroplane It sank In
ten feet of water. Atwood was pulled
into a boat, uninjured.
LA F0LLETTE IS ADVISED
TO DITCH PINCH0T
DEAD WOOD, 8. D., Jan. 1. (Special.)
The following is a copy of a telegram
sent to Hon. Robert M. La Follette by
the chairman of the republican primary
organization of Lawrence county, South
Hon. Robert M. Ta Follette, Cincin
nati. O.: Glfford Plnchot, former chief
of the forestry department, is discredited
in the northwestern states and is re
garded as a theoretical "BuKoligist" by
all the progressive party leaders. If
you hope to make progress au a presi
dential possibility. It is imperative that
you cancel bla engagement as one of
your companions. It was Plnchot who
employed an army of young boys from
the east to be t, hipped to this western
country to study forettry at the expense
of the United Slates government, but in
stead of occupying their time at such a
task they were in the shade of the trees
smoking cigarettes and reading dime
novels and when the great forest fires
occurred they became lost in the woods
and many of them perished In the flames.
I. A. WKBB. Chairman.
TWO MEN DETAINED ON
LARCENY CHARGE AT LOGAN
LOGAN, la.. Jan. 1. (Spec Ial.)-Jlm
and Hen Pounds are now being detained
here as a result of James Dally missing
(70 when at the Pounds home at Mis
souri Valley Wednesday' evening, De
cember 27. Jim Pounds was given a
preliminary hearing at Missouri Valley
and held to answer to the grand Jury
and lien Pounds will be given a pre
liminary healing next Tuesday. As
nearly as may be learned Dally went to
the home of Pounds on the n!ght of
December 27, and when he awoke in thi
morning he says that he was short f:0
and the l'ounds were gone. The Omaha
police picked up lieu pounds and Jim
was apprehended at Council liluffs by
direction of Sheriff Kock. Both men
tastjt their innocence.
Annual New Year Reception at the
White House Breaks Record
DIPLOMATS HEAD THE LINE
They Are Followed by Judges and
Other Federal Officials.
MANY NEW FACES IN LINE
Mrs. Taft Remains Beside Her Hus
band Nearly Two Hours.
ADMIRAL PATT0N IS INJURED
trterau Kails Pons Steps of avjr
llaild'ng; 11 He In Leaving; to At
tend Reception at the White
WASHINGTON. Jan. 1 President and
Mrs. Taft presided today for the third
time nt the historic New Year's rereptlon
at tho White house. The function was
carried out in accordance with the pro
gram, a riplca of the many that have
President and Mrs. Taft stood lu the
blue room of the White' house, sur
rounded by the members and ladles of
the cabinet. It was 11 o'clock whon
they descended from the upper floors
with the marine band playing "The Star
Spangled Banner." Military and naval
aides were plentiful. The diplomatic
corps already had assembled In the state
dining room. All the foreign representa
tives were In court costume and their
presence added brilliance of colorings to
After greeting the diplomats the presi
dent received the supreme court and
other federal Judges, government officials
of all ranks, senators 1 and representa
tives, officers of the army and navy and
members of patriotic societies. '
Last in the line came thousands of
private cltlxens. It was a day of "open
house" and any one who cared to do so
might shake the president's hand.
Baron Hengelmuiler, ambassador from
Austria-Hungary, dean of the diplomatic
corps, and the French ambassador, M.
Jusserand, second In rank, were absent,
and the first place In line fell to the
British ambassador, Mr. Bryce. Japan
also was unrepresented by an ambassa
dor, but with these exceptions the na
tions which maintain ambassadors here
took their accustomed places.
Three new faces In the line of ambas
sadors were those of Oeorgj Bakhmeteff,
of Russia; Senor Crespo y Martlnes of
Mexico, and Domlclo da Gama of Brazil.
Most of the ministers accredited to the
United tSates were in town but In some
Instances their countries were represented
by the legation staffs.
WASHINGTON, Jan. l.-Rear Admiral
William P. Potter was Injured this morn
ing by a fall on the Bteps of the nay y
department building as he started to
the White House reception. It was at
first reported that he was seriously In
jured, but at the naval dispensatory,
where he was taken by a fellow officer,
it was found that he had only suffered
a broken nose. Admiral Potter tripped
at the head of a flight of stone steps and
fell against a railing.
The reception proved to be one of the
most notable ever held by any president.
An official count allowed that 8,092 per
sons shook hands with the president.
Last year's figures were a little above
Mrs. Taft remained In the receiving
line on hour and forty minutes while
callers were being received and then
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 1. Speaker Champ
Clark received New Year callers today
at the headquarters his friends have
opened In furthering their plans to have
the speaker receive the democratic
Speaker Clark's friends Issued a state
ment which said that the Clark boom Is
receiving fresh Impetus dally. They de
nied that there Is a possibility that the
speaker will withdraw from the race for
the presidential nomination.
Laws for Children
Will Be Discussed
NEW YORK. Jan. l.-The Eighth an
nual conference of thenatlonal child labor
committee will be held in Loulsvile, Ky.,
The natlnna child lnbor committee
which has helped to get better child labor
laws in thirty states 'this year, will bring
together representatives of Its twenty
seven affiliated state committees and
has also Invited the governors of all
states to send delegates to the confer
ence. Owen R. Lovejoy, the general secretary
of the commltee, said today that "the
employer is usually blamed for child
labor. But there are other reasons,
and one of the most perplexing elements
In the problem Is the fact that the
children themselves are against us. They
want to get out of school at the earliest
possible moment and enter wage-earning
Industries. The live school men are
helping change all this."
The conditions In which children work
in qutton mills, glass factories, coal
mines, sweat shops, oyster and shrimp
packing houses, street trades and other
industries will be described In addresses
and by an extensive exhibit of charts
MARK TWAIN'S FIRST
LI I EhAHY ADVISER IS DEAD
HANNIBAL, Mo., Jan. 1. James W.
McDanlel, who was ttie first literary ad
viser of Samuel L. Clemens, (Mark
Twain) was found dead in bed at his
home here today.
In a magazine article published a short
time before the death of Mark Twain,
ithe author said when he first began to
write humorous stories he always tried
i them out on McDanlel before he had
j them publlxhed. If ttie stories got a
laugn from air. W.-I'anlrl, the humorist
wrote, he always felt &;urd lliey
Mr, McDanlel was 78 Jtars eld.
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WISCONSIN IS PROSPEROUS
Senator La Follette Discusses Con
ditions in Hit State.
PUBLIC SERVICE IS CONTROLLED
Investments, He fta)s, Are Safe for
All, Instead of the "pecnlatlve
Few Bualneea Failures
FLINT, Mich., Jan. l.-Speaklng before
a large audience, Senator Robert M. I,a
Follette today took for his theme "How
Wisconsin has prospered ur.der its pro
gressive administration," and declared
that progressive legislation In Wiscon
sin has not been destructive as Its ene
"Instead of driving capital out of the
state," he said, "It has attracted capital
more than other states. It has made in
vestments safe for all. Instead of specu
lative for a few. It has been conserva
tive and constructive , as. well as pro
gressive. Not due of these progressive
laws has been overturned by the supreme
court of the state, and not one has been
carried Into the federal courts."
Continuing, Senator La Follette said:
"The general business conditions In Wis
consin conclusively show that instead of
being retarded by progressive legislation,
Wisconsin has advanced financially and
commercially more rapidly than the
country taken as a whole.
"Judged by commercial failures, Wis
consin has prospered better than the en
"During ten years of progressive legis
lation, the expenses of the state have
Increased, but the burden of taxes upon
the people has decreased.
"The property of the state Is paying
21 per cent less taxes In prportlon to Its
value than It did ten years ago.
Going Into details of the results ac
complished, the speaker said: "Having
brought the steam railroads of Wisconsin
under state control, we proceeded to ex
tend the control of the railroad com
mission over all the other public utilities
in the commonwealth. For the year
1910, compared with 1909, notwithstand
ing reductions in rates and Improvement
In services, the water utilities Increased
their net earnings 10.S per cent; the tele
phone utilities, 6.8 per cent; the gas
utilities, 7.7 per cent; and electric utili
ties, 27.5 per cent. These utilities have
even exceeded the railroads In the rate
at which they have made cash Invest
ments In new construction.
"While the Increase in railroad con
struction lias averaged 25 per cent a
year for six years, the water utilities In
1910 Increased their new construction of
property 2 per cent over 19C9; the telo
pnone utilities 4.9 per cent; the gas
utilities 1.6 per cent; and electric utili
ties 35.5 per cent. Wisconsin certainly
Is not driving capital out of the state
(Continued on Second Page.)
in Full Swing
Lock for rules of contest on
Hundreds of clever answers
coming In dally. Get Into the
game. It affords- amusement,
training and ample compensa
tion. Everyone eligible. Eight
een valuable prizes.
Following are leading mer
chants, aud the prizes they
The Famous Silk I'elticoat
value 0. ou.
Aiumito Creamery First, 13.00
milk ticket; Mecotid, $i.u0 milk
ticket; third, fl.ou milk ticket.
1-arreil Kyrup Company Ona
casu assorted syrups.
Omaha Flectrlo Light and
Power Company One electric
Haylen llrothers A substan
tial and valuable prize, the nature
of which is withheld as a surprise
for the winner.
Iten HlBcult Company $3.00 as
sortment package goixlo.
Fred Krug Brewing Company
Or e aie I.uxus Beer.
Hunderland Bros. Company
2 00 to apply on purchase of one
or more tons of coal.
Wroth A noon-day meal for
F. 1. Farmer Company 1200
worth of Parmer's basing powile..
In edi tion The Hee offers five
81 oft prizes to the five next bent
Tbn 3' 'percd Wind
&ules of Supreme
Court Will Expedite
Movement of Cases
WASHINGTON. Jan. 1. lawyers prac
ticing bofore the supreme court of the
United States will be forced hereafter
to give a helping hand to the court's
movement to facilitate business.
According to the new court rules, which
went into effect today attorneys for tho
plaintiff before the, supreme court must
file their briefs three weeks before a
case Is to be called for oral argument.
The defendants attorneys must file their
brief one week before the arguments are
In all cases the clerk of the court Is
Instructed to receive no briefs where
counsel have not served copies on op
posing counsel. The latter provision was
designed to put an end to counsel ap
pearing before the court unprepared to
tnswer arguments on the opposing side
and delaying the court by supplemental
briefs, dealing . wlh the opposing argu
ment. The court has announced its de
termination to receive no briefs after a
rase has been argued orally.
The new rules will not be enforced rig
Idly at once. As yet printed copies of the
rules are not available and time will
be given to til bar to acquaint llslf with
th new requirements.
Salt Lake City Police
Shadowed by Sleuths
Employed by Chief
SALT LAKE CITY, Vtah., Jan. l.-As
the duty men lined up for Inspection at
the police station today, some practlcul
Joker caused consternation when he
stood behind the line and whispered "all
Is discovered." ,
Chief of Follce II, F. Grant, who as
sumed office today, has announced that
he Intends to clean out the department,
Incidentally removing many officers
from coveted Jobs.
It is said on good authority that Chief
Grant secured the services of a force of
detectives from Denver and eastern cities
to report on fe members of tho local
Detectives, duty rergeants and patrol
men have been shadowed carefully both
on post and In their hours off duty. The
local officers deeply resent the fact that
their private Uvea are reported to be
under surveillance and citizens with
whiskers and rubber heels ure being
"moved on" with celerity.
Chief Grant does not deny that h had
had members of the force shadowed but
docllru'S to comment on the results of
Indiana Man Held for
Four uMrders in
State of Kansas
KANSAS CITy, Jan. . -Henry T. Zlm
mer, chief of police of Kansas City,
Kan., and Sheriff L. I.. Cave of (ilathe,
Kan., today continued an Investigation if
the case of Charles Bowman, arrested
neur Nora, Ind., last Saturday, charged
with connection with the murder of four
persona on the. Brnhardt furm near Olathe
a year ago. Bowman was employed on
the farm. He disappeared from the l
clnlty shortly after the bodies of George
Bai nliardt, Mrs. Fmellne llai llhurdl, 1,ih
mother; Charles Graves 111. il Thuma.i
Morgan, employes, were found with hkulls
Chief Zliunier said tod.iy no action In
ward arraignment would be taken until
seven statements by Bowman had been
thoroughly investigated. Bowman. In Jail
In KanKas City, Kan., maintained a calm
demi anor today.
"I'm here to tell all I know of the
case," he said, "and to be of any assist
ance I can."
JOHNSON'S POLITICAL HEIR
' SMAY0R OIF CLEVELAND
CI.KVKLAND. )., Jan. 1. Tom. I,.
Johns' n'H body He In the rrave. but his
spirit to'lay lives and Inhithlts the city
hall, tt hi re he pcnt elht years us
mayor, from to lliln. Newton 1 1.
1 Baker, bis political lie.r. today hcKari
hla regime an mayor and hiH official fam
I lly comprises the heads of depart uu nts,
j who bad held v(Ik under Jutiusou.
RYAN WINS IN Y.H.C.A. itAGE
Sprinters in Scanty Attire Go Over
the Chilly Course.
TWO FALL BY THE WAYSIDE
Twenty It a nn era Start the Cold Itan
and All lint Two Arrive Hafely
at the Flnlah of th
Dennis Kyan of the Young Men's Chris
tian association won the cross country
run yesterday morning by an astounding
sprint up Harney street, crossing the
line but a few seconds before Aleo Weld
enfelt, who had been In the lead almost
all the way around the course. The
time was twenty-one minutes twenty
seconds. A large crowd of spectators
was on hand from start to finish, and
ths assistance of a large squad of police
was necessary to keep the crowd and
vehicles from Interfering with the run
Twenty- runners' lined tip In front of
the Young Men's Christian association
building at 11 o'clock and at the crack
of the pistol started up Harney street
In the face of the wintry blast clad only
In gymnasium suits and light running
shoes. All but two finished the race.
Carl Jenkins of the high school was the
first to drop out of tiie race. He sank
to the ground on the boulevard at
Twenty-ninth street, chilled to the mar
row by the biting air. Ha was picked tip
by an automobile and taken to the gym
nasium. Richard ITacht quit shortly
At Twenty-seventli and Karnam streets
Hyan was In the lead and Bharpe second
with K. Krlcks'on a close third. Bharpe
was leading at Twenty-fifth and Cuming
streets and was still In the lead at Six
teenth and Cumlngs, and Ryan was far
behind. Coming up Harney street from
Sixteenth Ryan mado a remarkable
sprint, passing over the line with Weld
enfelt at his heels.
The light attire of the runners, coupled
with the chilling atmosphere, Icy streets
and barking dogs, mado the running bad.
Many of the sprinters were badly chilled
and suffered from frost bitten fingers
and ears. Several entrants had to be
tarried Into the gymnasium and given
medical aid. All recovered.
All the runners were given a mejlcal
examination before the race by Drs. Pat
ten, Bliss and Manning, Dr. Manning
accompanied the officials around the
course In an automobile so as to bs on
hand in rase any of the runners should
need medical attention, but had only two
putlents along the road. A number of
police officers went around the track
in an automobile to keep the streets clear
of people. Street cars and all other ve
hicles were held up to give the bcnunTlied
runners every opportunlts possible to fin
lnh tho race.
Tho entrants and the order In which
they finished, follows;
Dennis Ryan, V. M. C. A.
Alec Weilenfelilt, V. M. C. A.
10. G. Shurp. Y. M. C. A.
11. 1. Hlckler, y. M. C. A.
W. 11. lloeft, unuttached.
K. Krickson, Uvea Athletic club,
i'lillllp Carlemau, Uvea Athletic club.
Carl Welgel, Y ..M. C. A.
Joo Wirt, Y. M. C. A.
R. M. Jones Monmouth. Park Athletic
William Dlneen, Fxrelslor Athletic club.
Ijeroy Brunson, Y. M. C. A.
I. lisiaelson, Svea Athletic club.
W. J. 1'rovanziilk, Y. M. C. A.
John llazen, Kxcelslor Athletic club.
II. C. UwiK, Y. M. c. A.
L. F. Hemenway, Y. M. C. A.
P. N. Shaw, Y. M. C. A.
Richard Pracht, Y. M. C. A. (disquali
fied.) Curl Jenkins. High school, (disqualified.)
The officials were: Referee, Painter
C. Knox; starter, Dr. K. T. Manning;
marshal. J. J. Donahne; clerk of rourse,
James O. Richardson, scorer, (Jus Miller;
ruBt'sllun of pries, David Cole; Judges,
C. K. Reed, J. J. Clarke. K. V. Graff,
MIUs (ireeiilcaf, H. F. Dennluon and C.
The first finishers received badges, the
first thiee being gold and the remaining
seven bronze. David oCle awarded the
TWO ME NBURNED TO DEATH
IN NEW Y0RKMILK DEPOT
NEW YORK, Jan. l.-Two lives were
lost and l'X,( daniHge was done by a
fire which destroyed a big milk depot
on Kast Twenty-second street today. The
two men who lost thulr lives were com
. anions known to their fellows as "Tony"
mid "Joe." After leaving the burnln
building "Tony" went back to get hie
money und "Joe.'' loot bis life trylnt
to issvue luio,
Revoluntinary Army of Four Thou-
sana men Attacks City Occupied
By Imperialists Forces.
MANCHU LEADERS DELIGHTED
They Regard it as Opportunity to
ivaae i"eace Agreement.
EMPEROR IS SPIRITED AWAY
Infant Said to Have Been Taken to
Jehol by Father.
TREASURE STILL IN THE CITY
Removal Of Vast )nanUr of Gold
and llvrr Acenmalated by the
Throne Presents More Diffi
PEKING, Jan. 1. An army of 4,000 rev
olutionary troops attacked the city of
Hankow yesterday evening. An Imperial
ist army estimated to number 30,000 men
occupies the city. A fierce fight Is now
According to reports current In gov
ernment circles the leaders of the Im
perialists are delighted at the outbreak
of hostilities, as this will give them an
opportunity of avoiding the result of ths
national convention, agreed to be the
edict of the Imperial court and by the
representative of the parties to the peace
conference at Shanghai. By the terms
of the agreement delegates from all ths
provinces of China are to meet to decide
the future form of government for China,
and the Imperialists are of the opinion
that tho national convention Is likely to
culminate In the victory of the republi
Hankow was tho scene of severs fight
Ing between' the two armies on several
occasions bofore the armistice was de
ASI1INOTON, Jan. 1. State department
officials are Inclined to believe that
China's Infant emperor already lias been
spirited away from Peking by his father.
Prince Chun, and is being conveyed to
the summer residence of the court at
Jehol, about 1M miles northeast o Peking,
or Is bound for ths ancient Manchurlan
capital of Harbin.
The place of residence chosen for the
young emperor Is Important. If he should
be reared at Jehof he would be under
essentially Chinese Influences and might
be in position to aspire to the throne
again when he attains maturity, should
the republlo fall Into difficulties. In Har
bin the young emperor would be domi
nated by Russian Influences.
It probably was easier to get the em
peror out of Peking than It will be to
remove the great treasure which the
throne has accumulated in the Forbidden
City, This is estimated, to amount to as
much as 10,000,OUO sterling, and most of
It Is In gold bullion and silver nuggets.
Six Thousand Fire
COLUMBL'8, Neb., Jan. l.-(8pec!al
Telegram.) Fire at 6 o'clock this even
ing destroyed the Bee Hive Livery and
Feed stable, the loss being over 6,000.
The fire was discovered by a passerby
and at the time wss bursting through
the roof. Over twenty horses were In
the stable at the time, but It Is under
stood that all were gotten out.
The fire originated In the southwest
corner of the building where there was
no fire and Its origin Is a mystery. The
building and contents were owned by H.
P. H. Oehllck, president of the Commer
cial National bank.
For a time It looked as If the Klug
Implement warehouse Just east would
also be burned, but this was saved
although the stock of Implements was
removed from the building. The bitter
cold weather made the work of coping
with the fire very hard for the firemen.
Before the firemen had the first blase
under control a second alarm was turned
In, this fire being In the Barstler Toy
and Notion store on Eleventh street,
which was being closed out during the
holidays. The fire at this place originated
In the center of tbe store and for a time,
promised to be a bad blase. The stock
and building are badly damaged and the
two adjoining stores, E. N. Watde's gro
cery and Frtscholg Bros.' clothing and
shoe store were damaged by smoke, but
the fire walls prevented any great luss.
The new chemical engine, recently pur
chased by ths city, did splendid work at
the last fire.
GIRL KILLED BY BULLETS
INTENDED FOR MOTHER
NEW YORK, Jan. 1. Bertha Relnan.
a H-year-old girl, today stepped In front
of a revolver held by her stepfather,
George Bens, and reerlved in the temple
two bullets, which had been Intended for
her mother. The girl died halt an hour
later, tho mother was unlnjtfred. Bens
was captured and held on the charge of
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