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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19 , 1871. OMAHA , FBIDAY MOKNrtfGr , JANTJAJOT 1-1 , 18JS-TWELArE ) PAGES. SINGLE COPY JF1VE CENTS. KO SHIPS FOR CUBA Eucb Stops Wet NeceEsiry by United States Government. THINGS QUIETING DOWN IN THE ISLAND Outbreak Ended and No Apprehension of Further Trouble , HORRIBLE CONDITION OF POOR IN CUBA IV.ly Two Hundrjd Thousand People Dependant Upon Charity , TWENTY PER CENT OF THESE WILL STARVE of Uiiy Form of GOMTJI- iiu-nt IN TlireiUciifil Under Such C . IHIoiiH .Autonomy fur .N WASHINGTON , Jan. 13 Senor de Lome , the Spanish minister , received dispatches from Consosto , the secretary general of Cuba , stating that there had been on out break In Havana , but that It was over and no apprehension was felt of further trouble. The Spanish minister his been kept con- elantly advised of every development within the list twcnlj-four hours at Havcna and he eunmicd up his advices this morning by say ing that they bhow the uprising to have been n riot pure and simple ; that order Ins been compltiteljl restored and that the authorities have an ample force to afford every protec tion ; that the tumult waa confined to Spanish and Cub-in residents and tbit no Indignity was put upon any American Inteiest or citi zens , public or private. The offlclil advices began arriving about midnight last night and IMVO como uninterruptedly since then. The oirlj cries were In cipher and It took some hours to decipher them. They told the story of the disturbance fully and In the main corroborated the press dispatches. Thej mjdo It clear that the demonstration was an unorganised riot , the participators being gathered up from the streets , without arms or ammunition. It began when a few armj officers mobbed tbo reconcEotrado ncuspinor establishment , that paper being so lukewarm toward autonomy 'that ' It was suspected of having1 Insurgent tendencies. Later , as the people were leaving the shops at the close of the < 5ny's work and the btrcets were filled rwlth home-goers , the demonstration was be gun again by cm attack on the establish ments of La Discussion and the DIarlo do la Marina. The dispatches state tbit a small group raised a cry agalcst autonomy , some few gave vivas for General Wejler , whllo Eomo scattered ehouts were directed against General Hlanto. In the main , however , the \lvas were for Spain sod the armjThe mounted police were brought into use and dispersed the groups , so that order was rc- Btorcd and the city was tranquil by midnight. GUAHD THE CONSULATE. During this excitement UnlteJ States Con- cul General Leo was In communication with thoSpan'sh authorities. Neither ho nor the officials appear to have been apprehensive , but It waa deemed the part of wisdom to guard against contingencies by sending a guaul of soldiers to the United States lega tion and to the private residence of Gen eral Lee. Accordlngljtwentjfivo Spsnish eoldlcrs were dispatched to the United States consulate and another guard of twentj-five to the residence of General Lee. They acted os an emergency guard and no occasion arose for their services to bo brought Into actual requisition. Throughout the disturbance It Is tald at the legation there was not a shout ngalnst the United States nor a hand wised against an American citizen. The Spanish authorities at Havam Bent the strongest posslblo assurances to MVilster dn Lomo that they are entirely able to cope with theeiluatlon. They minimized the dem onstration , sajlng that It wes nothing more " " added that If than a "wind uprising. They by any possibility an emergency should re quire It which , however , they In no way ow pected the government authority Is ample to protect every Interest. A largo body of troops Is quartered In the city -and these are calct to bo more than enough1 for all require ments. This statement Is made by waj of assurance , however , for the authorities say the trouble Is at an rod. Ono of the late dispatches stated that an Insurgent leader , Colonel Lope < i Marln , accompanied by two others , have turned In their arms at Plnardel Itlo and have declared for autonomy and that Lieutenant Colonel Sambrlano , another In surgent leader , has turned over his arms and tiioao of his command at Matanzas. The Spanish minister went to the State de- paitmetit about 11 o'clock this morning and conferred with Assistant Secretary Day on the situation In Havara. There is every leason to bcllovo ho convcjed assurances of n icstoiatlon of order and of ample power to protect all American and other Interests bubstantlally as ct forth above. LKC REPORTS. United States Conf.nl General Leo has re ported to the State department from Havana under date of jesterday the facts connected with Iho rioting there jesteriMj. Whllo the State department ofllclals do not divulge the text of the dispatch , It corroborates generally the rowspaper reports on the subject. Ac cording to General Leo's reports the dls- turbniico has been quelled for tbo tlmo being. 5) > it he was apprehensive of another out- iiieak at any moment. Late thli afternoon the first news of the day caiuo to the State deiftitment front Con sul General Lee , who telegraphed tint oveij- tliliiK wua vrry quiet In Havana todaj' , and that there waa no cause for * apprehension of trouble. Orders have been sent to the Marblchcad tn proceed to Nan asm to Investigate con- dl'lotiB nnionc the laborers there , thus ills- liroliif of rumors that It would bo ordered to Cuba , ' General Leo did not ask to have a war ship ecnt to Havana and In the op'tilon of the State department ofllclals that U eudl- clont reason for the assumption that there Is no occasion , for sending ono , The officials are evidently not apprehensive of any trou ble In the Immediate future that will require the forcible Intervention of our government. The disquieting feature of the situation Is ( ho horrlblo condition of the poor In Cuba , ( According to General Lee's advices , no lets 200,000 people on the island are tu tbo lost stages of destitution and are wholly de pendent upon charity. To feed these people on a 10-ccnt ration per day would cost $20,000 $ dally , which sum is double tbo amount to tar received la contributions by the State department , In the opinion of General Lee 20 per cent of these poor people are surely doomed to death from sUr\atlon and In such a state of affairs the existence of any form of organized government Is threatened end the autonomy plans of Spain command llttlo attention. NAVAL AUTHORITIES CALXI. Tlio naval authorities maintain their seren ity , notwithstanding many rumors of radical action , such as the dispatch of war ships to Havana and like stories Secretary Long was asked whether any sh'p ' had been ordered to be ready to Mil for Havana. He replied thnt whllo ho could not discuss the matter , he would say that ho had not made any change In the plans for the battleship Maine , now lying at Key West. Inquiry developed the fact that the Maine's last orders were to go out for target prac tice and tpon falling In with the North Atlan tic eqtadran to attach Itaclf. Although tlicro la no expectation of the Navy department of any trouble just now , stilt In case It should occur , ttio navy Is more strongly represented In Plorlda and West Indian waters than It has been In the past ten jcnrs. At Key \Vcst there la the second-class battleship Maine end the crusler Marblchcad , at Jacksonville the dynamite cruiser Vesuvius. At St. Kltts Is the Annapolis , and at Guailalujo the Wil mington. The Detroit Is on the way from Capo Haytlen to Key West , where It Is now due. The Mnrbleheod Is at Port Tampa , Tla. It suffered the Injury of four men jcsterday at target practice. It has been ordered to remain at Key West Instead of sailing for Navassa , according to original orders. The Spanish minister , Scnor Dupuy do Lome , received a dispatch from Secretary General Congcsto this afternoon unJer date of noon today at Havana. It raid : Your excellency can nfllrm that the tumult of j-estordnj- < s had so llttlo Im portance that not a shot was fired nnd there is no knowledge that anybody hns been wounded or hurt. The agitation was confined to one quarter of the city , The following official dispatch from the same authority was filed at Havana about 0 o'clock this morning. It slid : "Complete calm. The city has recovered It1 * normal condition. " MIGHT PRHCIPITATD TROUBLE. No word oimo to the State department from General Leo during the forenoon , but this was not regarded as dleiulotlng Trom other sourccfl the department had learned that Havana was quiet today and Judge Day was assured that there was no danger of another outbreak and that the Span'sh ' au thorities had takeo every precaution to guard against any possible demonstration against the American consulate. This newo con firmed tbo ofllclals In their resolution not to make anji change In the orders of the war ships and to avoid complicating the situation any furthea by sending ships to Havana. It was felt that the appearance of an American war ship In Havana harbor would be likely to bo misconstrued by the excitable populace there and bo regarded as manifesting a pur pose oa the part of the United States gov- eicimont to interfere In favor of the Insurrec tionists and thus might precipitate the very trouble Its sending was Intended to avert , namely the commission of some overt act against Americans In Havana. In case of real meed onlj a few hours would elapse after sounding a note of warning before American ships could nppear off Havana and that Gen eral Lee heretofore had acquainted the ad ministration with hla Intention to ask for two naval vessels In the event of occurrences , arising to demand their presence In Cuban waters. READY TOR A CALL Meanwhile , as las been said , the Navy de partment Is fully prepared for all emer gencies and although the otllclals repeat their statements that Jio orders have been sent to the shlrw In Plorlda waters to go to Havcna , they have prudently shaped their program so as to have a ship ready at anj moment It might be needed by Consul Gen eral Lee. It Is said at the department that In c-ieo at any tlmo It should bo determined to send a ship to Havana the cholco would fall on the Marblchcad rather than the Maine. The reason for this cholco probably Is that the former Is a swift crutoar and could cross the strait to Cuba In much less tlmo than the Maine , while , though unarmored - armored , It would bo fully as effective for the protection of American inteiests In time of riot as the big battleship. During the day a telegram came to the department from the commander of the Esacx announcing that It bad sailed from St. Thomas for Port Rojal , so the fleet of Amcrlcon ships In West Indian waters has thus another accession the Essex. Though a training ship , it la still serviceable , espe cially for landing parties. The d'squletlng stories that have appeared relative to special cabinet meeting' ; and 1m- poitant conferences at the White House to forward war preparations have no foundation In fact and are emphatic-ally denied bj everj- . body mentioned In the stories. Assistant Secretary Day said that ho had not been at the White House today up till the afternoon and Assistant Secretary Moiklejohn made a similar statement as to himself , while Secre tary Long paid his first visit of the day to the president about noon. Administration ofllclals elate that In their opinion thcio Is every reason to believe the crlsb at Havana has passed for the tlmo and that tlicro Is no danger of trouble. PROTEST AGAINST AUTONOMY. NEW YORK , Jan , 13. The rioting In Havana and the * wrecking of several liberal newspaper offices by army officers and con servatives opposed to the plan of autonomy excites moro satisfaction luan surprise among sjmpathlzcis with the cause of Cuba In this city , The opinion Is general that the tlmo has arrived for the United States to intervene. General Thomas Estrada Palma , head of the Cuban junlu here , nald today ; "Tho rioting lu Havana Is the direct re sult of the attempt to give autonomy , so called , to the island. The Spanlaids In Cuba will not have it at any cost If they can help It. You must know lliat every Spaniard re gards a Cuban as the enemy of Spain. Even thotfo who have been appointed to olllco under the plan of autonomy are distrusted by the Spaniards. I believe that tbo present at tacks on the newspapers are only the be ginning of what may provo moro rcrlous. If they are not successfully Interrupted the result will iba massacre and assassination In Havana. I think the tlmo has como for the American government to Jntcivene. This Is the only way to atop the constant trouble and outbreaks on the island. General Dlanco , It must bo remembered , has very llttlu inteiest In the armj' . Ho Is without popularity or Influence , The oiflces : and volunteero almost to a man believe that the policy pursued hy Wejler la the only prac ticable policy. Americans cannot conceive of thedeepseated hatred with which the Spaniards regard tbo Cubans , who have hu- mlllatcd them before the ojes of the woild. Just as long as thu Spanish flag Is holttcd in Cuba there will bo trouble. "It may bo that tbo United States will wait a llttlo before taking action , but will bo prepared for any emergency that may arise. i "I do not think there will ever bo war ( Continued on Second Pagc.l ZOLA'S ' DEFENSE OF DREYFUS Comes Once Moro to the Euscuo of tba Unfortunate Officer. ISSUES CHALLENGE TO AUTHORITIES They ' . \ocrp ( ( he JJoll nml AVII1 IMiico Him on 'IV1 ill Mi-undine I'arlH IN Iti nil ! ,1 , .1 Ulironr. ( | | , , | ( Cops right , 1SS3. by Press rubllfhlnp Company. ) PARIS. Jan. 13. ( Now York World Cable gram Special Telegram. ) In a letter ad- drosacd to President Faurc , published by Aurora , Zola charges Major do Clam with bclrg responsible for the terrible Judicial error of which Dreyfus Is the victim. "After the discovery of the bordereau , " Zola con tinues , "which must come from an officer belonging - longing to anotLer branch of the army than the artillery , Clam sought for t'.ie author. Ills cholco fell on Drejfus , whom ho got to fall Into the trap. This first affair Is a per fect nightmare to anvono knowing the true circumstances. " . Proceeding to discuss the indictment against Drcjfus , Zola denies that any docu ment was produced at the last moment. As regards Esterhazy ho says : "Plcquart , In Instituting the Inquiry directed against Estet- liazy , never exceeded the wlah of his su periors. The Plcquart dossier was never anj- thlng but a Billet dossier. Tuo Investigation made by Plcquart lasted from May to Septem ber , 1S9C , and certain facts were established. Generals Go < n7 , Bols , Deffro and Billet were convinced that the bordereau had been written by Estcrhczy. General Billet concealed the truth for fear of compromising the whole general staff. They know Dreyfus Is Inno cent. They have made themselves Estcr- ha/j'fl protectors In order not to sco the collapse of the whole fabric of the War de partment. That Is a summary of the story of t'jo burning pages which will bo written In full ono day , for I have promised to tell the whole truth , " Referring to the second court-martial , Zola says : "It could not undo what was first done. It was suggested by declarations of General Billet In the Chamber that It the first court-martial was falling In Intelligence , the second was criminal. I protest against the madness , stupidity , foolish Imaginings and practices of the lower police , the In quisitions , tjranny and arbltoarlness of some persona In uniform , revealed In the Drcyfus- Estcrhazy case. " Ho expresses regret that Scheurcr-Kestncr did not" consider himself called upon to sho.v uls whole packet of documents , so as to throw full light on all the circumstances. Zola then eulogizes Plcquart , whom ho describes as a slave to discipline. In conclusion , Zola Introduces Clam as being the fiendish promoter meter of this abominable Judicial error , and having defended the miserable work by In solent , culpable machinations. He accuses General Mercler of being an accomplice , and charges Billet with bavins withheld oroofs of Dreyfus' Innocence. He also alleges that Generals Bols , Deffre and Gonz arc Clam'.i accomplices , and accuses General de Pellien\ of "having conducted a villainous Inquiry , characterized by monstrous bhs " Finally he affirms : "Tho first court-martial violated t'jo law by condemning the prisoner en the strength of a document which was kept secret , and the second court-martial , acting under Instructions , endorsed this Il legality. I challenge the authorities to bring mo before an assize court. " Zola's burning words have convinced Paris that the Dreyfus scandal has only been scotched , not killed , and that it will arise again like the Panama , until an cpen , honest Inquiry Is granted. TO 1'IloTnCUTB OT. 7.01 , V. I'roneli Ciililiict Vect'plH ( lie Doll of ( lie NOM'H | ( . PARIS , Jan. 13. Count < lo Mun , the cler ical leader caused excitement in the Cham ber of Deputies 'today ' when uo asked to be allowed to question the government en the subject of Dmlio Zola's open letter to Presi dent Fauro. M. Colberry caused an uproar by rcpljlng that the abscico of General Billet compelled a postponement of dis cussion Count do 'Mun ' declared that the question was ono that could not bo put off. Loud protests followed 'iho ' announcement that the government proposed to fix a day for the debate , and the minister finally agreed to suspend the session until General tDlllot could bo present. When the session was resumed the pre mier , M. Meltnc , made a statement , saying : "Wo understand the excitement In the chamber In the presence of the attack on the chiefs of the armj- . The government , rec ognizing its duty , has decided to prosecute M. Zola , although It Is not blind to the fact tlat the prosecution Is desired In older to prolong the agitation. It Is to bo hoped the chamber will have confidence In the en- crzy and wisdom of the government. " fount do Mun said the government owed It to the army that It be assured of Its con fidence , as it was Impossible to allow the accumulation of Insults and attacks. General Billet said this was the fourth tlmo bo had been called upon to defend a matter upon which Judgment had already been passed. The army , ho added , treated the attacks with contempt , but It was pain ful to ECO It attacked from abroad The army was composedly pursuing Its mission aud In the day of need would know how * to do Its duty. ( Applause. ) M. Jaurcs , the socialist leader , condemned the court-martial proceedings behind closed doors , which , ho asserted , "left the mind of the nation groping In obscurltj' . " Ho also asked the house not to repudiate the subor dination of the military to the civil power. To this General Billet replied : "The army obojs Its chief , and as the faithful guardian of our Institutions , pursues Us sacred mlt > - Blon. " I 51. Cavalgiiac , republican , asked the gov ernment to communicate to the house the secret document which had determined the condemnation ol Drejfus , which cause J mur- mui ing. M. Melino said it was Impossible to re open before the chamber the case already judged by n court-martial. The house rejected a motion of 51. Cav- algnao regretting the "government's vacil lating policy , " and adopted by a vote of 312 to 122 the combined motion of M. Marty , jepubllean , and Count do Mun , expressing confidence In the government and rcljlng on tbo government "to take the neccssarj step to stop the campaign against the army. " It has been an eventful day , The excite ment began with the earliest morning news paper containing M , Zola's letter , This sold llko wild lire. There was a similar rush for the announcement of the arrest of Colonel Plcquart. Effigies of Matbte Drej- fiw were burned in many quirters of the town 'by ctudenta. H Is not known exactly on , vthat ground Colonel Plcyuart was ar rested. Count do Man's Interpolation fell suddenly upon the government. M. Zola was In the lobby of the Chobber of Deputies whllo his letter was being-debated , Ho was cold-shouldered and srmbbe < l In almost every direction. It Is predicted that 51. Zola will got n ) joir'fl ImpHconment and It Is de clared that If he "wore not . Frenchman he would bo expelled from the country. At the eimo time his courage Is admitted. Ho U working hard to utilize the five dnjs left to prcparo a case and call witnesses. There Is no doubt that he. has not revealed all he knows. The chief line of his defence will be to show that Alfred Dreyfus did not write the bordereau. Ho has asked the names of all writing experts known lo the British law- courts. The Temps will say tomorrow that Comte Esterhazy will be placed en the retired list. Other papers will say ho has asked to bo retired In order to bo free to prosecute his calumniators. 51. Mathleu and 51. Leon Drej fus are to bo prosecuted for an attempt to brlba Colonel Sandheoer , chief of the Intel ligence department of the War department In 1894. i 51. Drumont , the antt-semlto , publishes In the Libre Parole a letter addressed to 51 , Faurc , denouncing the Jewish crupade against the army and state as evidenced In ttoo Drey fus syndicate. Coroto Esterhai'j' , In the course of an hi- tervlcw , alleges that ho has solicited permis sion to retire from tbo active service. DUAOS. JX 11. OUUUN 31 ILLS' RAMC. InclilLMit In ( ho Trial of Jml > TaKoii Sjkcx. ( CopirlRht , ISO'S , by Press Publishing Company ) LONDON , Jan. 13. ( New York World Ca blegram Special Telegram. ) D. Ogden Mill's name cropped out In the cross-examination today of Lady Tatton Sjkes , the wife of a Yorkshire millionaire who Is being sued by money lender Jay for about $20,000 on notes given by Ludy Sjkca , which Sir Tatton al leges are forgeries. Being asked If fhc knew D. 0. Mills , she answered : "Oh ! jcs , ho Is the father of the man who married my sister-in-law'e twin sister. At Sir Tat- ton's request I asked Mr. Mills to let him have 3,050 ? 15 shares In an Alaska gold mine and I paid for them. " Being cskcd if she did not retain the bal ance , she answered that she thought not. In October , 1893 , Sir Tatton g-jve her two checks for $23,000 each for the purpose of bujlng from Mr. 51111s , who was In Fugland then , some more Alaska gold mine shares , but no shares were obtainable aUtuat time , so the money was applied to. the-payment of various debts oa the- stock exchange. She admitted that Sir Tattom had paid | C20,000 between 1SSO and 1S93 In settlement of the money lender's claims againsl her. Her demeanor on the witness stand was nonchiMnt. She pers'stently maintained that Sir Tatton had a mania for repudiating Ills' ' sigrature , in sup port of which theory some'todependent testi mony was given. NEW YORK , Jan. 13. ( Special Telegram. ) The part that D. 0. Mllla pVijed In the pur chase of Alaska gold mlplng stock for Sir Tattoa and Lady Sykes , v hlch was referred toJn the London trial , was nothing more than that of .1 friend. la regard to the trans action , Mr. Mills said tonight "Siri Tatton and Lady Bjkes simply asked me as a favor to secure them some gold mining stock. I let them have 3,000 shares la the Alask-a-Treadwell Gold Mining com pany at * 15 a share , equalling ? 13,000 , which I was paid. The stock has paid several divi dends' ' elnco that tlmo epd ii now worth $15 a sL-jrc. I know nothing of the present suit. " SCIIXECK'S DISCOVCIIY HISCUSSHD. IleicIiitloiiN Set All I.oiulnn ( Copyright , 1S9S , bj Press Pulillblilni ? Compin > ) LONDON , Jan. 13. ( Now York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) The Inter flow with Dr. Schenck quoted at length by several London morning and evening papers Is the topic of discussion , everj where In the English metropolis toslay. The conservative Globe , frightened by the possible consequences quences of 'the success of SchencK's scfcome , eiys : "The professor culy claims to Insure the birth of a ir.'ile offspring , but for the first Iiiitalment this Is quite enough. If such a secret became public propertj there would bo a hundred million In t o eabt who would Jiavo male offspiliiEa only and trouble might ensue later on. It might bo well for the world's happiness If the Academy of Sciences put the eiivelopo in the flro and Prof. Schenck were bound over to hold his peace " The radical Slar appe s to the Interview two humorous verses tarsed on an ancient nursery jlnglo , that bojs are made of "slugs , enalls and puppy dogs' tails , " and "girls of sugar and spice aid everything nice. " The Star llnej run : "Tho duke , the dook , walked Into a tinned goods store and murmured 'I understand jou have Schenck's X baby food galore. I want some of either brand. " "At present wo only deal lo males , " the shopman said , with a cough. ' "Wo have slugs , snails and puppy dogs' tails , but the sugar and splcoIs out. " Aijunnin TO uc I.VSVMJ. Murilorrr of AHur 'JVrrlHM Will Ho Ue- ( niiit'il n H a liinnlu. ( LONDON , Jan. 13. The- trial of Richard Arthur Prince , the super who killed William Torrlss , the actor , began today at the Old Bailey. Justice Cbannell presided. The audience Included many theatrical people There were about a dozen women In court. At the witness table ext ) Tom Terilss , con of the deceased. Answering the usual question of the clerk , Prince decaicd | that ho was "gulltj- , with great provocation. " The prisoner demanded1 the assistance of queen's counsel. The jujjj ? explained this was Impcaslblc without special license , but added that the pileoner vv o entitled to coun sel , and advised him to take the advlso of the Mwjer who appeared for him at the in stance of his friends. Prince finally con tented to have counsel , .After consultation with counsel , Prlaco Ealil.that being advised to do so , he would plead not guilty. The prosecution then opened Its case. Aa the murder was being described Prince fre quently smiled and wrote a number of notta to his counsel , apparently to correct abso lutely unimportant details. The testimony presented was the eime as was taken at Bow street pollco court when the prisoner was arraigned , Tom Terries was the drat wltaess. Tno defense alleged that Prince suffered In bis jouth from a sunstroke , and that tnoro recently he has hid dclu > Ions. The mother and brother of the prltcner testified regard. Ing the sunstroke. It developed Prince had c'alined he was Christ , and that hU mother was tbo Virgin Mary. Itis alco asserted la court that Prlnco bid once attacked one of his brother's with a knife , i The judge summed up , favoring Prince's Insanity , and the jury wts out half an hour , returning a verdict that Prince was guilty , "that he wai aware of what lie did , but tbo ( Continued cm Second HONE ! FOR THE REDSKINS Indian Appropriation Bill Will Probably Bo Reported Tcdayi FINAL WORK ON THE MEASURE COMPLETED .No CIiluiKf * Are Miule In ( lie Snlnrlo * of Any of Hie AKOIII tloiiH Coiii'i-rnliipr ( ill. I.llllllH. WASHINGTON , Jan. 13. ( Special Tele gram , ) The Indian appropriation bill , which has ibecn under consideration by the commit tee on Indian affaire of the houao for some tlmo past , will , In all probability , bo re ported to the house tomorrow , final woik on thu bill having 'been ' completed todaj- . The bill Is very similar to that passed two jcara ago and provides for superintendents of In dian reservations the same as previous mcas. ures. No changes are made In the evilarlcs of any of the agents , the agent at the Omaha and Wlnnebago reservation receiving $1,500 , Pine llldge , $1SOO ; Rosebud , $1SOO ; Sacs and Vex , $1,000 ; Santo , ? 1,200 and Slsseton , $1,500. The general expenses for the Indians In South Dakota Is placed at $3,500. Under the bead of Indian schools appro priations are mido as follows : Tor support of puplla at Chamberlain , $15,700 ; Flandrcau , $33,400 ; Genoa , Neb. , $50,100 ; for general re pairs and Improvements , $3,000 ; to pay super intendent , $1,700 ; for erection of barn , $1,000 ; for repairs to hospital , $3,500 ; for electric light plant , $3,000. The Rapid City school la given $10,700 , ivlth $500 added for minor Improvements. The Sacs and Fox's Indian school In Iowa Is allowed $12,500 , with $500 added for equipment and minor Improve ments. tlpon the subject of the gllsonlto lands In Utah the committee Is considering certain suggestions presented by the secretary of the Interior. It was proposed at the meet ing today to Introduce an amendment of the meet general character , not only covering the gilsonlte lands in Utah , but the coal lands in Oklahoma and atone quarries In other sections of the southwest. Major Lacey , a member of the committee and , also chairman of the committee on public lands , thought It best that no action bo taken In the matter , as he liad a bill In contempla tion which covered the material features of the proposed amen Imcnt. Owing to the ac tivity of the fccriHary of the Interior In wanting legislation , ho.vvcer , It Is thought that some provision will bo made In regaul to the manner in which the gllsonlto lands In Utah shall bo disposed of by the govern ment. MERCER OPPOSES FREE SEEDS. Representative Mercer In a short speech today , hit the sub-purchasing clause In the agricultural bill a solar plc.\ls blow and was aLoutto follow it up by jumping all over the amendment when the chairman called "time , " and Mercer was given authority to extend his remarks In the record. Mercoi has been against voting money for seeds fet several years paat and In order to fortify himself with facts In relation to the nutter addressed a circular letter to many of the most influential papers of the countrjof all shades of political opinion , asking for an expression on the advisability of congress becoming n wholesale seed store. The papers have Just commenced coming In , but as the debate came up today Mercer was not sup plied with the data ho has anticipated , but Instead read memorials , petitions and reso lutions from all paits of the country opposing frco seed distribution. Incidentally ho gald In his speech that his district , while email as to size , embraces one of the finest farm sections In the countrj' , and that he was In receipt of letter , ? from representative farmers opposing congressional distribution Ho cited Isaac Nojes of Waterloo as a notable example of a prominent citizen of the state being in opposition to the govern ment going Into the seed business. This brought Representative Greene to his feet , who wanted to know if Noves was not a stockholder In the Waterloo Seed company , vvhlcii he said accounted for the milk In the cocoinut. Mercer could not answer , which again brought Greene to the front with the statement that Congressman Mercer had re ceived many thousands of dollars from con gress for the Omaha Exposition and thought therefore It was with bad grace that ho should seek to deprive farmers of a few seed ? by having the appropiiatlon stricken out. Mercer stood to his guns then , though he was assailed by half a dozen congressmen , answering some and waving others awaj- , gooJ naturally , upon the plea that his tlmo was limited. INDIAN CONGRESS DILL. Congressman Curtis of Kansas , in charge of the Indian congress bill , said today thai he would call the subcommittee together on the bill just as soon as the Indian bill , which In all probability will bo reported tomorrow , Is out of the way. Ho Is favorable - blo to the measure , but It was Impossible to learn how his colleagues , Fischer of New York and Bcnton of Missouri stood on the proposition Senator Thurston Introduced a bill todaj for the relief of IJcnjarnln Longpro of Maxwell - well , Neb. , appropriating $503 70 for Io a of a timber culture claim In the Fort McPherson military reservation through an error of the land office. Ho also presented the petition of A. E. Huntlngton and sixty other cltl/ens of North Platte , prajlng foi the enactment of the Immigration bill. John D. Cunningham of Lincoln , recently appointed bank examiner for Kansas , lias qualified , the approval of his bend only being In the way of commencement of work. Ho expects to leave fcr Kanhas In a day or two. Congressman StroJe sent In papers today recommending the appointment of T. A , Cornell as postmaster at VIo'et , Pawnee county. STARK GAINS NOTORIETY. Congressman Stark of the Fourth Nebraska district Is receiving considerable attention just now through his efforts to have a pension claim irade special as attorney for pensioners , although serving as a representa tive In ccngress. In the application to have the case advanced Mr. Stark writes upon a congressional blank , ksucd exclusively for the use of representatives and senators , and acts forth that the Inquiry Is not made at re quest of any pension attorney or claim agent , although the original application bears the name of W. L. Stark. M. C. , attorney , It may not bo generally Known , but there Is a law on the statute books which prohibits "every officer of the United States or person holding a place of trust or profit , or dlscharg. Ing any official function under or In connec tion with any executive department of the government of the United States , or under the nenate or house of representatives of llio United States , who acts as an agent or at torney for prosecuting any claims against the United States , or In any manner , or by any mean otherwise than In the discharge of his proper official duties , aids , or THE tVf.lthtr Forccaet for rnrtlj CloffrGMSllcVltuK Pagt. 1. No Wnr Sli ! | > 1 for Znln I > rM ' tlio Imllim V.illco Itimnl 3. Opinion * on tlic U-S Mmlillo. 1'rro Kxrumlnit ! l. Kmbmlrr * Tryff ? . ' jWt 1'rcctlotn , I. IMItorlnl ntul n , DoAriuoml Ohio UrptthUcirffiSVBl Stnrt Again , 0 , Council ItliifTfl I.ncnt Mutters. Governor Slmw ta IimiiRUrntcil. 7. OMicrnl Ninrn of the Further AVoit , H. MI ftnurliiiiK VMt Onmlm Toili y. llio Purjilturo Trade N llouinlng , 0. Mining Xcvm of tlio llluck llllli. Duty on Klimillkn Impurtutloin. 1'cilprnt Court Xciirly Uruily to Ailjourn Krport uii DiiiiRlim Count ) Schools , It. Commercial mill I'lnunclnl N < ms. IS. .Tohu Chlntiniin's Medicines. ltlKBcst Gun U\ur Unlit. Toiiiiierntiirc lit Onuilini Hour. Di-wr. Hour , r n. in -t > 1 11. in. . . ( I n , in. . . . . . - ( > 2 11. in. . . 7 n. in IS : t p. in . . . H n. in IS -I p. in. . . 1 > n , in. . . . . . lit B it. in. . . lit n. in HO It | i. m. . . It n. m U5 7 | i. m * ! ] U n : tL S i > . in ill ) ! > p. m US In the prosecution or support of any such claim or receives any gratultj , or anj shaie for Interest In any claim fiom any claimant igalnst the United States , with Intent to aid or assist , or In consideration of having acted or assisted In the prosecution of such claim , shall pay a flno of not more than $5,000 or suffer Imprisonment not more than one jcar , or both. " At the pension office- this case Is paid to be the first one of Its kind In which > i member of congress has acted as attorney.1 The nomination of Henry Gibbons for post master at Kcainoy will be a suiprlso to many people of that busy town , as it w.is understood that M. A. Ilrown and Lambert were In the lead. Circumstances , however , brought about a happj solution of the dlfll- culty , ncirly all the candidates agreeing upon Gibbons as second choice. The light has been exccedlnglj sultry , ten or a dozen candidates pushing for the place , for a tlmo It looked as If Senator Thuietoa might have on his handa a scrimmage like that on Judge Strodo's over the Lincoln onice. The nomination of W. II. Ketcham for the Crawford postofflce la another tribute to newspaper men , Thurston stating that wher ever pcfsible he would help the fiateralty which has boino the biunt of manj hot cam paigns. Un.VTII J < 1ST IS MW KOUTV-TUIinC. Full Porco of lln * lltrcpiit Cjolone nt I'or ( .Smith. FORT SMITH. Ark. , Jan. 13 The latest official death list shows a total of forty-five lives lost In the tornado which swept through Fort Smith Tuesday night. Not less than seventy others are Injured , a largo number of whom are seriously hurt , and several arc expected to die. The -\vork \ of removing the debris and ex cavation of the ruined buildings progressed todaj- . Five mow names were added to the list of tl.e dead. Two bodies were dug1 from the ruins of the Smith block , from which eleven haj previously been taken. Tiio full extent of the storm may b com prehended from the fact that tblrtj-flvo miles northeast of the city a quantity of tin roof ing from Ganloon avenue buildings was found. An unknown woman was taken from the ruins of the Burgees hotel and vas Identi fied as Mrs. Till Ecinls of Elm Eorlngs , Ark. Her brother Is missing , and it Is believed his body Is still burled In the tulns. Business in the devastated districts , where the buildings wore only partially damaged , was resumed today. . Women of the city nro nt work distributing food and clothing to the needy. Tno relief committee , composed of the prominent business men , finds difficulty In housing the sufferers. One hundred and fifty buildings were demolished and will have to bo rebuilt to accommodate the people Ortcwi and Wright , twa of the dead , were Indian territory farmers , and had Just stepped Into the Smith building for shelter. Memphis. St. Louis , Kansas Citj' , Little Rock and other cities have wired readlnccs to lend aid if necesbarj' . A census of the dead , Injured and property loss Is being taken. The number of dead will iot exceed fifty. VAN I3UREN , Ark , Jan. 13. Tuesday night's tornado y'ajed havoc among the fruit and berry growers a few miles cast of this city. The killed are : MRS. JENNIE T03H , killed outright. MISS PEARL TOSH , died Mils morning. ED BLAKEMORE , killed outright. The fatally Injured are : Helen Tcah , aged 13. Silas Halloj- , aged \t- Mrs. S. W. Halley. There are possibly twenty others wounded In this county , whllo the destruction of build ings , fences and orchards was very great. Local physicians have been kept busy , sev eral of the wounded having been brought to tbo hospital at this point. In most In- fit an ecu the vsorst sufferers are gardencis and small fruit growers , who , In the destruc tion of their homes , llvo stock and orchards , lost their all. \ HV\KiitS T\Ki , : > INTO CI'STODV. \rrrxtnl on nil Indictment n ( Milan , .MlNMOIlt I. MILAN. Mo. , Jon. U ( Special Telegram ) J. W. Huffaker , president , and J. II. Word , cashier o : the Iliookflcld bank , were ar rested today on an Indictment charging them with receiving deposits whcni tlio hank was known to bo In a falling condition , The bank failed nearly three years ago nnd de positors 1mu received > about C5 cents on the dollar. Mc > > rmciilx of Ocean VCHKI-IH , .Tun. lit. At New York Ai rived Pennsylvania , from Hamburg ; Liihn , from Urcmcn. Bailed Mnssalla. for -Marseilles ; New York , for Southampton ; Karhlsruhc , for Bremen , At Genoa Arrived Kaiser Wllhelm II , from New Yoik. Sailed Ems , for New York. At Copenhagen Sailed Hckla , for Now York. Arrived Island , from Now York. At Cherbourg Sailed Fuerst UUmurck , for New York. At London Sailed Manitoba , for New- York- . At Philadelphia Arrived Rhynland , for Antwerp. At Han rranclsco Arrived Steamer Ala- medn , from Sydney , via. AuckUind and Honolulu , At Rotterdam Sailed Rotterdam , for New Yoik , At Liverpool Arrived Germanic , from New York. At Il.imburu-Arrlved-Palatla , from Ne-w York. At tjueonstown Anlvcd Pennland , from Philadelphia for Liverpool , TRY QUO WARRABTO Next Move in the Omaha Hmbrogllo Practically Settled On. MAYOR AGREES WITH ATTORNEY GENERAL Peaceful Solution of the 'Police Board Problem in Sight. WILL AVOID ANY CLASH OF AUTHORITY Supreme Court to Settle the Questions Decided by Scott. WAITS ON CITY ATTORNEY CONNELL MuorcH AVIrcx Smj th Jo l'n IIP r.s mill HintTinin i lu hnlmtltoid llonril SUIl lu Otllce. Tim Ore and police board under remains In exactly the same situation In which Jmlga Scott's decision placed It. Neither the major nor the city council has tnkcu any action whatever nnd It Is now quite likely that nothi Ing 111 bo done until City Attorney Council returns from Washington , Major -Mootea tills morning sent the following message to Attoincj Gcncial Smjtlr OMAHA , Jim. 13-To Hon. C. J. Smyth , Attotncv Gcncial , Lincoln : Itpplylni- t jour dNp.Uch of hmt night , I would request thnt jou piepiro your pipers for the quo warr.into proceedings as suggested , but that they bo not Illed until submitted for the approval of the city'sattoincys. attoincys. In the In ters al I give my aisutancc thnt Illl exert nil my power to maintain the stntu quo. robing on your ngi cement to bung the Issue to the most tpccdy ndjudlt itlon by the supreme premo court. FRANK LMOOUES. . Mayor. The attorney generil reccl\ed the telegram flora IMajor Moores during the afternoon and was Immediately oiYjigcd In drawing up the petition. Ho hcnt the following to ( Major IMooica In reply : LINCOLN Jan. IS.-To Hon. Prank n. Mooics , iM.ijor , Omnhn : Your tclcRiam In answer to mlno of la t night received. In- foimatlon will bo prepaied and copy mailed. to jou to bo submitted to the city attorney and returned to mo and Illl file It. Kveiy effort \\I11 bo made to carry out the agree ment n- per my sugge-stlon of last night. C. J. SMYTH , Attoiney General. Major Moorcs Is anxious that the city at- tornej's advlco should be consldercdi Ho has telegraphed to Mr. Council to re turn at once , but no reply lias been re- cehed. ( C\N AFFORD TO WAIT. The major calls attention to the fact that a delay of a few dajs will not alter the Is sues linohcd nor interfere with thelt even tual disposition. Some members of the coun cil agree with the majoi tliat It Is advlsablo to wait for the city attorney , while others ciilno that under the decision of the dlstilrt court the cltj should have acted at once. Iho question upon which the city ofllcials arc In doubt is mainly whether the major ntul coun cil have authority to cicato a Hoard of Tire and Police Commlssloucis. Assistant Attor ney Scott holds that the proposed action would be the practical creation of a board , whllo the councllincn who oppose him con tend that his preposition docs not apply. They apsort that Judge Scott's decision only de- clircs that poitlon of the law unconstitutional which provides for the aroolntment of tlio commissioners by the governor. The section by which the board Is created still remains in force , but with no provision for Its appoint ment. Slnoo the charter cxpicssly provides that the major and council shall provide for the appointment of officers whoso selection is not otherhvso pcovliled for they hold that tlio alleged legal technicality does not exist nud that the proper procedure Is perfeitly plain. It was finally decided , however , that the matter should be left as Major Moores re- ouested and when the council met In Fppclal session yesterday morning the matter -wa not even mertloncd. OLD BOA11D HANGS ON , Meanwhile the moot board and Its sup porters Is In occupation of the offices in the city hall , but apparently la transacting no business. The members declare that they are legally qualified to administer the affalis of the flro and police departments , the dis trict court to the contrary notwithstand ing , and that they will resist any effort to carry the declblon Into effect. Fuithcr than that , they will not talk of their plans. It has been rumored that they had made an effort to secure on injunction to restrain the council fiom acting , hut members of the board slate that no such action has been taken. That such a wlep Is contemplated they neither admit nor deny. It Is gcneially understood that they will take no action until they discover what the mayor and council propobo to do. There Is a general disposition to settle the matter If posslblo without a clash. It Is Mlggostcd that the spectacle of two boards both attempting to act at nnco would operate to the dlsadvan1- tago of the city at this tlmo and both the major and the nicmbcrn of the council unlto In the statement that this will bo avoided If possible. The siege In the city hall ban been lifted. Officers Dillon and Baldwin , who were called from their beats to "protect" the office of the commissioners , were withdrawn last night. They were sent back to their old beats. liv Tim Opinion of .InilKu Send ! ! li > it fil \ > r ( In1 Stnlr'K i\rcullvr : , UNCOLN , Jan. J3 ( Special Tolcgiam ) Governor Holcomb tonight gave out the fol lowing Intel \ low on Judge Scott's opinion In the Omaha Flro and I'ollco commission case : "Tho proceedings In this ccee , as well ay thu action of the authorities of tbo city under I hem. aio most remarkable in many respects , They arc remarkable because It Is an effort to overthrow a plain provision oC the statute enacted In due form of law after having the approval and sanction of the supreme premo court of the state , and In Its stead to have the court make the law under which It Is proposed the city council shall act with ! reference to the fire and police departments of the city. It Is an attempt at court-mada law } Instead of law duly enacted by tbo leg islature , tbo proper law malting body. It In equally remarkable , because the validity oB an enactment which , In thin Instance de clared Invalid , has been , recognized in mauyl of the states of the uulon > , all enjoying a re publican form of government and which baa become tbo settled policy In several of tba states oa to im BjJpolBtlva flro , nd police