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The Omaha Sunday Bee
NEWS SECTION
PAGES ONE TO TWELVE.
THE WEATHER,
OoldWave
VOL. XLII-NO. 29.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MOKN1NG, JANUARY 5, 101H. FIVE SECTIONS. FORTY PAUES.
SINGLE COPY PIVE CENTS.
TURKISH DELEGATES
ARE INSTRUCTED TO
REJECT ULTIMATUM
Council of Ministers Wires Fresh
Instructions to Rechad Pasha,
Head of Envoys.
ADJOURN UNTIL MONDAY
Ottomans Ask Recess Until Final
Instructions Arrive.
AMBASSADORS RESUME TALK
Represeutntives of Powers Are Dis
easing Situation.
STATEMENT BY DR. DANEFF
-Ho Saysi Dnlknn Allien Cannot Pre
vent Appenl to Haronenn Jfii
tlon tf the Turk Desire
to Stake It.
IIULM2TIN.
CONSTANTINOPLE Jan. i.-The Turk
lsh council of ministers this afternoon l.
fresh Instructions telegraphed to Rechad
Pasha, the head of the Turkish delega
tion at the London peace conference, or
dered him. It Is declared, to reject tho
ultimatum of the Balkan allies.
LONDON, Jan. 4. The Balkan peace
conference, which was to have, met again
this afternoon, was postponed until Mon
day at the request of the Turks, who are
waiting final Instructions from the Otto
man government at Constantinople.
There Is no evidence today of a weak
ening of the deadlock In the. conference
over tho question of the future "fortress
ot Adrlanople. The probable outcome of
the expected Interruption In the negotia
tions will be mediation by the European
powers.
The delegates of Bulgaria, Greece, Mon
tenegro and Servla met at 3:30 this after
noon to consider their attitude In view of
the prqbablo Turkish reply to their de
mand for a decision on the question of
Adrlanople.
AiiilinKinilorn Ileaume Talk.
The ambassadors of AuBtrla-Hungary.
France, Germany, Italy and Russia re
sumed their "conversations" at the Brit
ish foreign office and began considering
the questions Involved In the crisis which
lins been reached In the peace negotia
tions. The attitude of the Balkan allies, during
today's session of tho conference was
foreshadowed by Dr. 8. Daneff, the .chief
of tho Bulgarian delegation, who said:
"We expect that the Turks wUl be un
able to glvo 'us acceptable conditions. The
negotiations -will then be broken off. We
have an army which can continue the
war."
Dr. Daneff added a phrase which pos
sibly Indicates that a way out of thn
deadlock may bo found. lie said:
"If the Turks wish to appeal to the
Kuropean power? we cannot "prevent them
from doing so?'
May Vlelil Crete.
it Is believed to be the intention of
Turkey to yield on the question of the
Island of Crete and to cede to tho Balkan
ullles all Its rights there.
Should the Turks unexpectedly renounce
their claim to the fortress of Adrtatvopto
It Is understood the Balkan allies are
ready to moderate their original claims
In regard to tho future frontier of the
Turkish provlnco of Thrace. They would
bo prepared to make It run from Enos
on the Aegean sea along the Marlt-sa
river to Mldta on the Black sea Instead
of fromRodosto on the Sea of Marmora
to Mid I a, as was at first proposed by
them.
A nutria Reservist Returning.
DENVER, Colo., Jan. 4. Chevalier
Michel de Straszewskl, Austro-Hungarlan
consul, said today that he 'Is sending
Austrian army reservists home from
Colorado on orders received from the gov
ernment at Vienna. The men sent homo
lncludo both reservists who have served
In the Austrian army and those who left
Austria without having had military serv
ice. Both classes are liable to military
duty according to Austrian laws, but they
cannot be compelled to return from a
foreign country. Many aro returning
voluntarily at tho order from-the consul.
POLICE COLLECT FUND TO
INFLUENCE LEGISLATION
CHICAGO, Jan. 4. Direct evidence that
the .United Police, a secret order which
collected fundsJ-whlch In 1910, It was es
timated, may have nmounted to $100,000,
for the purpose of Influencing legislation
In the city council, was given today be
fore the municipal civil service board.
Marshall Wheelock. a patrolman, testi
fied he had collected $2,000 from officers
st his station on orders from William
Stlne. head of the United Police, and do
dared ha was 'told, the money was to be
used for that purpose.
CHEYENNE SCHOOLS CLOSED
BY SCARLET FEVER
CHEYENNE, Wyo.. Jan. 4.-(SpeclaU
The Cheyenne public schools will not re
open next Monday as had been planned,
owing to the local epidemic of scarlet
fever. While the situation has materially
Improved In the Inst week, the Board of
Health has- decided that If the contagion
Is to be stamped out completely, children
must be kept apart for another week it
least. 1 '
The Weather
For Nebraska Snow flurries with cold
Fjr Iowa Cloudy and much colder,
with cold wave west and central portions.
Temperature nt Omaha Yesterday,
Hours. Deg.
G a. m 22
C a. m Zl
7 a. m... 20
; 8 a. m 19
9 a. in is
10 a. m 18
11 a. m g
13 m 19
1 P. in.....' 20
! P. m ,. is
S P. m J9
P- m in
5 P. m..., is
6 p. m ,,, co
" P- m.. 2i
REID'S BODYJiAID TO REST
Distinguished Company Attends
Services in Cathedral.
INTERMENT IS AT TARt?vt0
Service Conducted by nisho1
Assisted by Illation LeoiinrfattV
Cfevelnnil President
Tnft Attends.
w.mlJ S.
ureal untain, was carried toduy to Its
lust reslng plate In the. Sleepy Hollow
cemetery at Tarrytown. President Taft,
irnuinei omcers, representatives of . tho
urtny and navy and of the British em-
ba,v. the fn,i.v .m i.
bassy, the Immediate family and hun
dreds of friends and associates of the
late ambassador, attended the funeral
services In the cathedral of St. John the
Divine.
During the night tho steel casket rested
In the cathedral crypt, guarded by a com
pany of marines. For the funeral serv
ices It was brought Into the chancel
Bishop David H. Greer conducted the
sen-Ice. assisted by Bishop Leonard ' of
Cleveland, representing tne diocese of
Ohio, In which Mr. Held used to reside.
I Bishop Boyd Carpenter, candn of West
I
minster abbey, represented tho clergy of , Chesapeake Bay yesterday by the Ilrlt
England. Great Britain was represented i ,!h tramp, Indrakaula, arrived here to
by Its American nmbnreudor, James j dtl' nml tolJ llow twenty-two ot their
Bryce. and members of his suite, and the I m'mber had been drowned without a
officers of the cruiser Natal, which chnnc' for .,lfo- Tno e'Rht,, after a six
brought the body across the Atlantic. , nour blltlo with tho gale which swept
The United Stntes army was officially ' tnc wnole COHSt; woro lnken from tho
represented by Mnjor General Barry and I rPRlng of their sunken ship by the
the navy by Rear Admiral Ftske. -s 1 nn"ls" steamer. Pennsylvania, and
Arnohg others present were Sir Ernest !
H. Shackleton, the polar explorer, rep
resenting "the Pilgrims of' Great Britain,
and ex-President Theodore Roosevelt,
from the American Pilgrims'. '
Honorary Pnll .Hearers. .
The honorary pall bearers Included Sec
retary of State Knox Ambassador Brycc,-
Senator Root, Senator
Ladge,. Judge I
George Gray, Roar Admiral Cowles,
Joseph II. Choate, Cllauhcey' M. 'Depew,
J. P. Morgan, Robert Bacon, Robert Todd
Lincoln and Henry White.
After the services, which began at 11
o'clock, tho casket wns .escorted .to Grand
Central station by a battalion of Infantry 1
from the army, a battalion of marines j
and a battalion of sailors. At the station
a special train was waiting to carry the
family and friends to Tarrytown.
Among those In the cathedral for the
services were Mr. and Mrs. John Hnys
Hammond, Mrs. John Hay, Admiral and
Mrs. Dewey, General Horace Porter, 'for
mer Governor and Mrs. John A. DIx,
Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas Murray Butler, Dr.
and Mrs- Arthur T. Hadley, Mr and Mrs.
Henry W. Taft and Miss Helen Gould.
Rockefeller Said to
Be on Way to Ouba
on Special Train
JACKSONVILLE, Kla., Jan. 4.-Wllls.m
Rockefeller, wanted ai a witness before
the Pujo money trust Investigating bom
mlttee. Is believed to have left Jackson
ville last night 'enrouie to Cuba. There
were several persons 'in Ills party,, nono
of whose Identity Is known.
NEW YORK, Jan. 4. Although William
Rockefeller; through his counsel,- has ac
cepted serylce of the subpoena requiring
him to testify before the Pujo commit
tee; his whereabouts today were as 'much
a matter of speculation as It has at any
time during the forty-five days employes
of the house of representatives have been
trying to reach him.
The small army of deputy scrgeants-at-arms
and 'private detectives which be
sieged the oil millionaire's home was dis
banded last night when It became known
that servico of the subpoena had been ac
cepted, s,
Whether Mr. Rockefeller will be able
to testifybefore- the committee notwith
standing the acceptance of service was
still regarded as problematical today. His
physician, Dr. Walter P. Chappel, as-
wrta that the strain of testifying might J
result- seriously.
Negro May Be Key
to Mystery of Logue
Murder in Chicago
CIUCAGO, Jan. 4. Solution of the mys
tery surrounding -the murder of Joseph
11, Logue, a diamond merchant, found
shot and stabbed to death In his down
town offlco several weeks nr.o, was be
hoved by tho police to be near when a
negro ex-convlct known as "Jack" was
taken Into custody today.
The marf under arrest was seen loiter
ing about the office of the diamond mer
chant twenty minutes before Logue was
found slain, according to tbe police.
No efforts have been mi'de to question
the prlsoner.and It was declared he would
be given the silent treatment for several
days.
Arrangements have been made to take
Impressions of tho prisoner's finger una
compare them with the bloody finger
prints found on a handkerchief In Ixkuo's
office.
It was reported that the police were
attempting to connect the negro with the
$30,000 Jewelry robbery of Joseph Mero
chnlk of New York.
Mrs. Harriet Logue, the widow of fie
slain diamond merchant, wns placed en
the, stand today by Captain Ilrlpln, hesd
of the detective bureau.
Ghouls Desecrate
Paris Cemeteries
PARIS, Jan. 4. A big gang of ghouls,
desecrated the cemetery of Cllchy-Lo-velloH
Just oUtstde the gates of Parts,
last night They sacked over 100 of tho
tombs and stole a large number of sa
cred objects of little chapels erected over
the graves, to which relatives of the
dead rame to say their silent prayers.
The news became known In the capi
tal this afternoon and caused a deep
.sensation. None of the bodies v!n the
cemetery were disturbed by the robbers,
of whom no trace has since been found,
although a large force of police has
been sent to hunt them down.
Many of the objects stolen were of
gold and silver.
SHIP SINKS QUICKLY
iCTCR
COLLISION
i
tSj?'--,. It. "D;i:.. rn PI. .
nu ujr .uiiviau xiuutp oictuuci
Indrakaula.
TWENTY-TWO ARE DROWNED
Eight Men Rescued from Rigging
I
'
END
Nearly Frocn to Death
COMES SUDDENLY
,
t , t, , ,T t hl
'Persons Below Deck Have No Chance
for Escape.
INDRAKAULA IS DAMAGED
It I llenuhrd Nenr See in- of Col
lision at Month of l'otomac
Hirer Survivor .Taken
Off by Danish Ship.
NEWPORT NEWS. Va.. Jan. 4.
Eight survivors of the steamer Julia
Lue'kenbach, rannried and sunk In
orougiil here.
The Luckenbuch, from Port Tampa to
Baltimore, was about to anchor off tho
Tangier gas buoy at .Hie .mouth of tho
Potomac, when the Indrakaula caught
It and cut It practically In two. It went
down llko n rock nnd only the men on
deck had a chanco for life. Captain Gtl-
t,0I"t of the Luckenbncli nnd his wife
were among the lost The limrakuuia,
badly damaged nnd In danger of sinking,
drew, off and beached.
Survivor l'lU for Life.
The survivors had . little more than
taken to tho topmost parts of the rigging
0f tne submerged, fhulK when the gale
8truck and for' six' hours they fought
for life, while some of the number, ex
hausted, dropped' off one by one to" death
With a wind blowing nt cyclone veloc
ity and waves beating against them, the
hardiest ones held fast until their clothes
were torn to shreds and. they were on
the verge of exhaustion. Chief Engineer
Chris Knudsen, was one of those In the
rigging. He endured the. gale until his
hands were bleeding from gripping the
ropes. He became exhausted and sanl.
. The Pennsylvania, w,h(oh .cJrtrte to their
assistance, could not reach them at first
even with life boats, because of tho
heavy sea. After many unsuccessful at
tempts life lines were run to the men
andvthoy' were takpn off, pno tt ft time.
When taken on board the Pennsylvania
some were unconscious.
r . , Captain Drowned.
According to survivors, Captain Gilbert
and the first and seotmd 6fflfrr. were on
the bridge when -the--collision occurred.
There was, .no opportunity V give' alarm
to those below. Captain Gilbert made 'a
desperate effort to reach hjs, wife and
When last seen was swimming after the
sinking ship. '
"I don't know how I escaped," said
Chief Officer Hunt.- "After tho ship went
down I found myself dangling In the rig
ging and there I stayed. N6tr a llfebottt
was to be had, so quickly did the vessel
go down. My clothes' were torn to sHreds
by the high winds, and the seas beat me
almost Into Insensibility. Too much can
not be said In praise of the darln-r
braverj' displayed by the officers and
crew of tho Pennsylvania, who rescued
us."
The Luckcnbach'now lies in about fifty
two feet of water.
rn seaman hurried up the Lucken-
bach's funnel stays as It went uown.
Finally he reached the rim of the stock
and was sate xor a .no. --
htP lurched -Its funnel broke loose and
he was lost.
Identity of Ship.
NEW. YORK. Jan.. 4. The steamer
Julia Luckenbach was commanded by
Captain A. H. Gilbert of New York.
Frederick 11. Hunt of New York was Its
first officer and Christopher Knudsen of
Brooklyn Its chief engineer.
Tho Indrakaula, a newly built teel
steamer of 5.723 tons burden and 430 feet
In length, was bound from Baltimore W
New York en route from Yokohama. It
Is reported to have passed Baltimore at
4:15 p. m. Thursday.
Johnson Appointed
to Succeed Bailey
AUSTIN. Texas, Jan 4. The appoint
ment of R. M. Johnston, president and
editor-in-chief of tho Houston Post as
successor to Joseph W. Bailey, In tho
U. 8. senate for the term expiring Mnr-.h
4 next, was announced today by Governor
Colquitt.
Colonel Johnt-ton has been a supporter
of Senator Balled throughout the political
fights In Texas which for several years
have centered about Senator Bailey. He
was for twelve years democratic national
committeeman for Texas, his servces
ending last summer when the Texas
primaries Indorsed Woodrqw Wilson as
preferential presidential nominee. Colonel
Johnston had supported Governor Har
mon, and did not' stand for re-eleotlon.
Colonel Johnston expected to hold office
onjy until the expiration of Senator
IJalley's term, as Congressman Morris
Sheppard was named at the democratic
primaries as preferential choice to suc
ceed Senator Bailey.
The Texas legislature which selects
Senator Bailey's successor will convene
January 12, Its members generally have
announced that they will heed the pri
mary's choice and elect Mr. Sheppard,
Emperor of Japan
. Will Visit Europe
TOKIO, Jan. 4. The emperor of Japan
Intends.after his coronation next Novem
ber to. make a .trip 'to Europe on board
a Japanese warship according to a local
tiewspaper. His majesty has for many
vears cherished the desire to undertKk
jsuclf a vDjase.
Before
YE VOTERS
Y, COITSPWEKS
WOULD SEND CANAL
E TO THE HAGUE
President ' States His Adcfitude in
Address in New York.
BELIEVES IN ARBITRATION
Time 'thai Tetn People' Fit HI. In
WhenJcr 4 Dituitfr.of dura
tion Hoiik Drcldrd
AKntiiHt Them,
J'ISW, YORK. Jan. 4. President. Taft,
referring tills- afternoon to the dispute
letvc4n thiy coanlry and Gi"eat Brltalri
In tlfe Panama canal matter, raid that
he was' In favor ot submitting the ques
tion to Tile ifagUo tribunal for arbitra
tion. He wan speaking at a luncheon In his
honor at the Waldorf-Astoria, glVeii by
the International Peace forum. This is
the president's ' flrHt formal declaration
on the qutBtldn since Great Britain filed
her protest with the. stnte department.
"When thotlrtie comes there will be
no doubt about whO,t I will do about sub
mitting this question to an Impartial
tribunal for decision," the president said.
"I am willing to arbitrate with Great
Britain as soon as we get down to the
point at Issue.
"This Is Just the time when 1 uni In
favor of nrbltrutlon. It Is the time when
we nro afraid wo might not win that
testa our faith In arbitration."
Castro's Petition
for Writ of Habeas
Corpus Advanced
NKW YORK, Jan. 4. The steamship
Amcrika sailed toduy for Hamburg with
out Clprlano Castro, ex-presldunt of Veil-
ezuelu, who announced at Kills Island
several days ago that he would ubandon
his desire to enter the United States and
return to Europe. Castro remains under
detention at Kills Island, awultlng argu
ment on the writ of habeas corpus granted
In his behalf yesterday by Judge Holt In
the federol district court.
It cost General Castro 1400 to cancel his
passage to Kurope, Ho had engaged two
suite's on the Amerlka.
Castro has abandoned his Idea of re
turning to Kurope without entering the
i-ountry, and now plans to go to the
highest court If necessary In his fight
for entrance to the United States.
Judge Holt Issued a supplemental order
today directing that the writ of habeas
corpus he granted yesterday be made re
turnable January 6, and that Castro be
held at Ellis Island until that date.
The National Capital
Saturday, January -I, 1 fl :i.
The Senate.
Convened at noon.
Resumed consideration of the omnibus
clalmH bills,
Southern veterinarians urged agricul
ture committee for an Increased appro
priation for. eradication .of r cattle tick.
Chairman Clapp of campaign funds In
vestigation committee asked for enlarge,
ment of powers of his committee, but ob
jection of Senator Oliver postponed ac
tion. Resignation of Senator Bailey of Texas
read.
Court of Impeachment resumed trial of
Judge Archbald.
Senators Bacon, Overman und Crane
appointed to Joint Inaugural committee.
. The House.
Convened at noon,
Resumed' consideration of ' Indian ap
propriation blU.
Representative Wood of Virginia se
lected as chairman of committee on for
eign affairs to succeed Governor .Bulzer
of New YnrU
S cretary Wilson asked ugr'culture com
mittee for increased appropriations fot
branches of agriculture developments'
work.
Representative' Bathrle.k introduced bill
for government loans to fanners on farm
mortgages.
ISSU
and After Taking Possession
VOTE FOR THE
water -&oims
AND YOU'LL
GET LOWER
BATES Ah &S
SOON" AS Vfz.
OCT T?ossr.$sicm
or THE. PLAHT
YE, WATER
NEW TRUST CONCERN FORMED
To Be Known as the United States
Trust Company.
CAPITALIZATION 18 $500,000
A. I.. Ileril In Prrnldrut nnd Hurry
V. Joril.m Sr.-retitry mill Treas
urer Off I rrn In Ilrnuilel
Tl. enter Ilnililliiir.
A he W .trust ' company, to be. known aH
tho United Flutes Trust company, with
a cuptUillzatloiiOf ?WO,000, completed pr,
ganizatlou yesterday afternoon nnd will
commence business Immediately at the
Byron Reed company offices, 212 South
Seventeenth street.
The officers ot tho new company as
elected yesterday are: Abraham L. UhpH.
! president! Gurdon W. Wattles, vice presi
dent; Harry G. Jordon, seoretury and
treasurer: Victor Caldwell, trust officer,
and J. T. Hlllqulbt, assistant trust offi
cer. Tho (II rectors are Casper K. Yoxt, Mil
ton T. Barlow. Thomas A. Fry, Arthur
D. Brnndels, K. M. Morsman, sr., K. A.
Huff, Chnrles Grunnlg, Benjamin P.
Smith, Charles W. Lyman, Gurdon W.
Wattles, Victor B. Caldwell, Ahrnham L.
Reed and Hurry G. Joidon.
In New lli.lldl.iv.
After tho new United States National
bank building at the northwest corner
of Sixteenth nnd Parnum streets In
erected It will bo started In March tho
trust company will havo handsome head
quarters them. For tho present the By
ron Reed offices on the Seventeenth
street floor of the Brandcls theater build
ing will be used.
Some of the functions of the now trust
company will bo to operate safety de
posit vaults, do a general farrn nnd city
loan business and administer trusts .nnd
.estates. The Byron Reed .company,
which will continue business as hereto
fore, will conduct that portion of thn new
contpany's business of a mil estate na
ture. Of tho capital stock of tho company,
(200,000 Is to be paid at the time the com
pany commences IjiikIucfh. The 500,ft)0 Is
tho authorized capitalization.
Pennies Are Pouring
In to Pay the Fines of
Imprisoned Editors
BOI8I2, Ida., Jan. 4. Thousands of
letters and telegrams from prominent
persons In all parts of the country were
Received today by It. S. Sheridan, C. O.
Broxen and A. R Cruzen, who nro serv
ing ten-day sentences for contempt of
Court. Their cells, which wero onco oc
cupied by Moyer, Haywood nnd Pettlbone
of Western Federation fame, are hanked
with flowers,
"Greetings to the Knight Krratit of
the Iress," said a message to Mr. Sherl
danfrom Governor West of Oregon. "1
nm forwajsllng by this mall data In re
gard to Oregon parole and honor system
for your meditation. If in need draw
on me for a pardon."
Sheridan and Broxen, publisher und
managing editor of the Capital News,
which published the message from Col
onel Roosevelt held contemptuous by th
Idaho supreme court, are directing tho
paper from their cells.
Hundreds of pennies nro pouring In to
pay tho tUO fines Imposed on eanh of
feiidor. OFFICERS OF CINCINNATI
TRUST COMPANY INDICTED
CINCINNATI. O.. Jan. 4.-N. S. Keith,
former secretary, find P. R. Williams,
former treasurer of the Cincinnati Trust
company, of which George II, Cox v was
the head, were Indicted today, charged
with misapplication of thn company's
funds. Evidence showed that the total
loans made by the company to the Ford
Johnston Furniture company reached
jioro than I,i0v,0o0.
1LV I m&A
If I
YE WATEli BOARD
WHAT'S YOUR
ILURE.Y ?
"WAIT 'TILL
"WE. qET mOOD
ATTD jREADYy
BOARD
PLANS ARE MATURED
FOR INTERURBAN LINE
President Musser of Omaha, Lincoln
& Bcatrioe Road Says Work
Will Be Pushed.
TELLS OF EQUIPMENT NEEDED
Drnt of Stiioklioldrr llohliinou Left
Projert in Air, but Activity
llt'Kln to i'rotcet l-'rnn-I'hlnc
Intercut.
(prom u Staff Coircspondnnt.)
LINCOLN. Nob.. Jan. 4.-(SpuHal.)-Wheu
tho engineorj lutvo examined thn
pluns, charts und estimates of cost neces
sary to build tho Omaha, Lincoln r
Beatrice interilrban railway from Beth
any to Omaha, which wore yesterday filed
with the State Hallway commission with
uu application of President Harvey
Musser unjl ieero'tory H. S. Norton for
permission to Issue $2,230,000 In bonds und
tfal.OCO In stock for the building of thn
road, thn commission wilt glvo notice of
a hearing In tho mutter.
In the estimate made of tho cost of
equipment It Is shown that J230.O00" will ho
needed for curs, snow plows, etc., whlcn
Includes six high-speed cars listed at $72,
000, eight locul cars at 1&8.G00, four express
cars at jai.OJO. a construction car at
and two snow plows at $10,400. Tho power
plant and equipment Is put at over 1300,
000. Will Complete Line.
In speaking of thn matter, President
Musser said: "We have loit considerable
money pushing the line as far as wo
havo nnd wo expect to lose considerable
more, but wo do not Intend to stop until
tho road Is completed, At the tlmo the
road wus started both Mr. Robinson and
myself had faith In Nebrasku us a futurn
lnterurbun state, and we nru confident
that a linn from Omaha, tho metropolis
of the state, to Lincoln, the capital cltv,
would In tlmo be a paying Investment,
but when Mr. Robinson died nothing could
be done for Homo time, as his estate he'd
.the stock and still hoIdH It." Mr. Musser
Is a promoter and capitalist of consider
able prominence In tho stnte of Ohio and
lives nt Akron.
. The roud at tho time Mr. Robinson died
wn graded tho entire dlstrnncn from
Lincoln to Omaha nnd the track hail been
.laid as far as Bethany, a short distance
out of Lincoln.
Arouseil by Competition,
Recently tho Lincoln Traction company,
which now runs as far eust as Havelock,
announced that It would continue the line
to Omaha some time In the future and it
is supposed that tho agitation of the
Sharp Interests has awakened tho Ohio
people to the fact that they will nave to
protect their line by getting busy. Fran
chlseii have already (een granted the
Robinson toad through the town of Uni
versity l'luce, Bethany. Waverly, Green
wood, AslUand, Springfield. Papllllon nnd
South Omaha and tho boards of county
commliifcloiicin of Douglas and Sarpy
counties have given authority for con
struction through the two counties.
The Northern Construction company
has already agreed to takeover the bonds
as soon us they are available and will be-1
gin construction of the roud Immediately
upon deliver- of tho bonds.
FORT DODGE MEN DECLARE
TfciEY HAVE BEEN SWINDLED
POUT DODOK, la., Jan, 4. (Spccla
Telegram.) Thirty Fort Dodge men are
promoting an lnveHtlgutlon of what they
bellevo Is a swindle In which they In
vested $ir0,C0 In amounts of from $10 to
$70 each. Smooth talkers puriwirtlng to
be from Des Moines took them to Inspect
lots south of tho city for sale at $37.10.
They urged tho men, mostly laborers, to '
make port puymontH on purchases. Ono
man recently tent payment by mall which
was returned unclaimed, and It Is now !
thought the promoter attempted to sell
land they hud merely leased from the
government,
PIE HUNTERS AWAIT
TO DISPENSE PLACES
New Executive Announces He Will
Be in Capital City Monday to
Take the Helm.
WAITING ONES VERY HUNGRY
Jobs Arc Not Numerous and Appli
cants Are Many.
MEMBERS STILL SLOW TO COME
Not Enough Gather to Get Line on
the Speakership.
NO ELECTION TO FILL VACANCY
tinvernor Alilrleh Disposed to I,eTe
III turntli.il Xoir Arllnur to
Me Settled by III .Hue-i-essnr
In Office.
i From n Staff Correspondent
LINCOLN. Jnn. 4.-8pccliiU- "He won t
bo here till Mondny" Is the doleful wall
of office seekers who were waiting pn
tlently for th? nppcarunco of one J. H
Morehouse, who they have lioen Informed
will operate a pie counter us soon as he
arrives.
The unnonnct'inenl wns authoritatively
made lute Inst night that the governor's
announcement that ho would lx? In L'r.
coln "after tlio flist" did not mean the
dny following. Tho pie hunters made the
mistake of thinking that the governor
would be Just as nnttouH to see them as
they were to see him. and his delay will
only nuk( the waiting' ones tho more
hungry when tlu most looked for man in
Nebraska arrives.
Member Coii.lnu; In.
Members of the legislature enmo In In
greater numbers today und the hoteli
are beginning to take on a "Just before
tho battlo" appearance. Very little enn
be doped out, however, on tho offices.
Candidates for tho speakership of tho
house are all hero and are meeting the
members as fast as they show up nt (he
hotels. Roprorcntntlvo McKlssIck of Gage
county was tho first on the Job and was
qillckly Joined by Representative Potts
of Pawnee county. Yesterday Represen
tative Fuller nf Sewird arrived and nil
three are working for tho speakership
plum. Ir. Kelly of Grand lslnnd Is nlso
a candidate.
Henry Rlrhmonil of Omaha seems lo
have the thing nil his way for tho office
nf chief clerk of the house, although It
ltns been announced w W
ling been announced that ex-Repre-Hoututlvn
It at fluid of Lanrastcr, might
get Into thn fight. Richmond arrived
yesterday and wui meeting the bpy ns
they clime In, J. G. P. Illfdebrnnd nf
Lancaster Is nlso a cnndldate.
President of Semite.
In the senate, the fight for the presi
dency ot the Boimto will bo a threo-cor-nerod
one, the candidates being Senutor
Charles L. S.tunders of Douglas, Senator
J. 11. Kemp of Nance nnd Senator Walter
V. Hoagland of North Platte. Tho fight
for secretary of the senate will be a
lively affair, four candidates alrendy be
ing after tho position. These are Clyde
Barnard of Pawnee, J. Held Green of
Lancaster, T. W. Boss nnd Broken Bow,
and this morning a new man stepped Into
tho tirenu, W. H. Post of Columbus. The
latter Is a sou of Judge A. M. Post an.l
hus been acting as secretary of tho re
codifying committee. .
Two weeks from the data of organiza
tion tho two houses will ballot 'or United
States senator, and tho unusualspectacln
Is expected to be witnessed ot a legisla
ture, democratic on Joint ballot, by u
majority ot five, ejecting a republican
senator. Congressman George W. Norrls
of the Fifth district, tho republican pri
mary nominee, .received a majority of
tho papular voto In the November elec
tion, and under tho "Oregon" system
will probably receive practically the solid
voto of the legislature. No democratic
member has thus far Indicated any other
plnn than to vote fo Norrls.
Tho Inauguration of John H. Morehead
tn succeed Governor A Id rich will take
place Thursday.
Caucuses for tho houso and senate po
sitions will probably not be hold beforo
Monday.
No Special election.
Governor Aldrlch will not call a special
election to fill the Vacancy In the Sixty
ninth representative district, caused by
the death of Representative W. Z, Tay
or, ut least until he has received official
notice that Mich a vacancy exists.
The law provides that In case a vn
cancy occurs befole the legislature con
venes, within flvp duys thereafter tho
governor shall call a special election to
fill such vacancy, giving ten days' notice
SPEAK TO THE
OPEN MIND
You who have po
sitions to fill, motor
cars und other private
property to dispose of,
rooms, apartment or
houso for rent, store or
other btisiness chances
to offer-tell The Bee
ad-reading public about
it, NOW, while they aro
disposed to make new
arrangements for tho
new year.
There's a strong tido
of general buying that
may sot strongly to
your profit if you use
it without delay. Send
us' in a want ad to start
in tomorrow's Bee.
Tyler 1000,

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