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o THE Oat AHA PATIiY FHTDAY , JANUARY 14 , 1808.
hoard he nc the licit method of controlling that branch of municipal Rovornmcnt. WHAT IS WOPOSnt ) . "The opinion handed down , under which l.a ! city council nronoscn to net , Is not In fact a decision of the court Judicially ex- Me scd. but rather the views of the trial juilKv Riven In a case wherein ho decides tin entirely different question In tsiuo In that rase The action wna brought to coin- Del the mayor and council to perform nr nllcgcd public duty. This van the Issue nnd this the court decided adverse to the rclitor. The lengthy rcasonlnc ntid argument of the tourt favorable to the right of nclf govern ment and nssertlnt ; the Invalidity of thnt jmrt of the charter providing for the appoint ment of a flrc awl tiollce hoard were on- llrcly foreign to the decision actually rcn ckrcJ nnd really forms no part of It , and no we son Is In any VV'KO hound by the views of the court regarding the matter. The de- clsloni rendered might hive properly been cxpreaicd In a quarter of a column and have thoroughly disposed of the question In IMUO. It In n masterly argument In favor of the meat liberal application of the principle ol homo rule , anu In my opinion belongs more properly In a discussion before a. political assembly , or perhaps a law malslrg body , than as the opinion of a court upon a era- trovortcd quoitlon of law before It for ad judication. It would doubtless be productive of good In engendcrliK a sentiment favora ble to the widen latitude Im the appllcitlon of the principle of local salt government , tornlstont , however , with gcod government , rwhlch all having a true appreciation of our free Institutions would willingly gl\o our as sent tor As a. Judicial opinion It U formed upon fnlso prentices and Is faulty through out. HAS NOT LOOKED IT UP. "Tho cnso was entirely ex parto nnd one sided , the respondents making no appear ance. The opinion Is llkowlao Just in tar- Blded. I have had no opportunity to c\- amlno the opinions of different courts and Judges referred to ar l care to only speak on n few of the prominent features of thcoo ex traordinary proceedings. "Hr'ofly , the petition taken In the oplnlcn Is tl' > t wo have much to fear from our ICR- U'lattiro by the centralisation of power In the hands of a few This may ho true , nnd doubtless Is In i meaure , .but the trial Judge In escaping from this denser , which Is greatly magnified In the opinion , flics to the other extreme and makes every person and o\cry irilnlclpnllty and every court a Inw unto themselves , and this Is anarchy and anarchy Is as deplorable H.S dojpotldm. The question of proper application of the prlnclp.c of loral flelf government la to ho determined upon some definite , fixed and csrtaln ru'ra , but who Is to dcterinlno them ? Are the courts to step In ami provide a form of ROV- ernment foi a locality , without provisions of law thcrrfor ? Who Is to give the local nelf government which the- people shall bo per mitted to enjoy , to whatever extent It maybe bo grided ? Corta'nly thU Is not the prov ince cf the court Ibid whole question must rest with the law making body , vvhero the constitution has plncod It. and which body more tiwrly reprraontn tbo sovereign people than any other bmrch of government. If the people- cannot be trusted through their legally selected representatives to make laws sultablo for their own govcrnmoat , who can bo trusted to perform this Important duty ? CONSTITUTION S INTENT. "This opinion scene to construe the con stitution ca n Riant only of powers to the legislature , when in truth it acts as a limit ittlo cnly of thepovera ot the legislature. It is especially provided in section 28 that. "All powers not herein delegated remain with the pcop'o' Ar < l how arc these powero which remain with tl'e people exercised ? There Is no other v\.iy except through the lav , making body which ' composed of tholr ( the people's ) duly chosen representatives. There Is certainly In the constitution nothing cither repressed or Implied that Is obno\loiu to that part of the charter which tliL' opin ion says LJ vo.iJ. It Is to the le Ulaturo that a mtinlclrallty must look for all Ita povvcra anil privileges , and yet here we have the Btart'lng ' announcement that the charter wbleh han bees traded for the government cf cities of the metropolitan class by the only lawful body which can cruet It , v/ill be ac cepted by the citizens , or bomo few of thorn , as rray Milt thr r farcy , end that pait v.hlch is objectionable will be rejcctej and a liw formulated by them for their own govern ment In that reopect under the specious pica of the Inalienable right of the people to local eclf government It Is worthy of note tint while the burden , of the cpinloa la th t the people of a municipality have an Inallerable right to elect their own olllcers nnd tboao v.ho shall rcprceeut them by casting a frec- ma 'o ballot , that right is to bo disregarded iii this Inst-.m-e. and Irstead cf the appoint ment being made ah provided by the les'ilv turo that the city counc'l ' or mayor will per. term tb-t duty and also that to give these Inalienable rights which arc i-poken of force nnd expression tun court La oampe led to look to the city charter given to them by the legij'- lure for whatever privileges and rights thej may enjoy under municipal government. WIIVT MIOI1T HAVE HAPPENED. "Tho error ot the position cyaumel by the court ia proven by the declaration tiat what ever po.vers may bo exercised by the muni cipal authorl le.3 must ba derived frcm the charter given the city bj the legislature. The theory of locil solf-govornmer.t must , like till other questions of government , bo applied with restrictions nnd llmlta leas. To hold tint Io alj o ues and under all circumstances t'o people mint chcoso their own icprcfienti- thro by their own vote Is to reduce the prrposF Ion to an absurdity. Instead ot the extraordinary proceedings v.hlih "o hive witnessed In thly case , the \\holo question could hive been determined In in crdorly and decorous manner by a proceeding in the nituro of quo \\arranto , wiiercln both eldcs of t > c quectlon could bs fully ci/nilJcreil ami determined. I under- tuaud this eourso has been fually agreed up.ii. and even If uomewlut reluctant ! } 011- ti > "cd upon by thoya who luvo so willingly n t at detlanco the existing law as well as the ( Ienl4ltm ot the supreme oouit. It I ? gia Ifyln ; ? to I now that tao controversy will bo settled without reflecting upon Hie peace- < ibls unl Uiw i.UdliiK disposition cf any of our people. " , \10lt IIVII ISI ) > C5KTS V I.I'IWXV. CUM Ser lee IIMV IN hot \nltle Tein- Iiui'iirllj. CHICAGO , Jan. 13. Chief Justice Jcsso J. Ih libs of the Illinois supreme court , lini lsi.ueiJ n wilt of error In the civil soivlco test suit recently passed upon by the Illl- i.ols upiomo court and granted a tmpcrjedcai ulaylns all proceedings. T. o order was Issued by Chief Justice Phillips , who Is at Hot Springs , Ark , , aftur ho hlil consented to sit In special session to cittuilaln an application for 11 wilt of on or and n BUporsPdeas icquestcd by n rep.-e- uutatho of the city law department. This action nullities the loccnt decision of itho Illinois supicmo court until .1 hearing on the question of the constitutionality of tlui civil coivlco act has been before the United States supreme court. Jt puts the civil service law In the same po-itlon It win 'hcforu ' the llndlng of thq llllnola cuprumo court was handed down nnd Icavoj the fol lowing positions In the city government ex empt from the classified tcrvlco for zt least two > cnw Assistant chief of polko , four police , liupcctors , sixteen pollco captains , all "bureau heads , de-partnivnt Bccrotnilea and chief clerl.s , thlrt-four ward Inspectors , tighten ) district foicmen In the atrcct de- pTtment , fourteen vvator plpo extension foremen nnd all poaltlnna o\cmptud by ordl- ninco of the city council. Several hundred civil service cllglbloi certified for appoint ment slnco tbo Illinois supreme court dc- rUlon was handed down will bo obliged to ntcp wide to glvo way to the political frleiuto Ot the maor. llnjor VlclClhhonMCI ! > I | to Ilfvlfvn. CLBVKLAND , O. , Jan , 13-rrho Tlppe- canoe club tonight adopted resolutions asking Senator llurke , Representatives Bramlcy and iMason , and Alajor McICIssrn and Corporation Counsel Norton , all of whom were actlvo In opposition to the camlldac ) of Senator llaiina , to resign , Ma > or .McKlsaon made a epucch in which ho refused to resign. Tbo directors wll | bo aukcd to expel the ilvo incmbcrD. , -rr-Tlil U Ho Will Ilt > . ST. LOUIS , Jan. J3.-A special to the Post- DlHintch from I'aducah , 1\ > ' . , bays. James A. llerry , the millionaire tramp , whoso leg wan broken vvhllo ho was drunk hero n few \\eoks ago , U believed to bo In a hopeless oondltlon. Today ho ucnt for the .Motliodl.n preacher. Itov , Johimton , tujlns' ho 'nan to- Inf to die. SOH1E OPINIONS OF POLICE Men Most Directly Affected Have Very Little to Enjr , COKMINT OH EFFEg ; OF THE DECISION I'nlrolinen Tnllc AIIIOIIK Tliein \\lille Chief mill CnptnliiM Hold .Noiieoniinltlnt VlntN of thu IHNturticit Sllinillon. ruturo action ot the courts In connection with the Fire aod Police commission was the all nk'orlikiK topic of conversation In yollce circles yesterday morning. Most ot the mon were slow In expressing afi opinion upon the situation to outsiders , but talked at length upon U among themselves , Chief Gallagher refused io tilk upan the subject tbl.i morning other than to treat the whole matter In a humorous fashion. Ho dlJ not cypcar much disturbed as regards the turn affairs had taken and had little to niy as to what Influence the ruling of Judge Scott might have upon his right to hold his posi tion at the head of the police department In the future. Captain Haze , vvhllo somewhat reticent , said "I have held my commission aa captain on the force under various beards and have no fault In particular to find with any of them. I have always obeyed the orders of any board which might be In power nt the tlmo they vvero Riven I do nut know how the present board will coma out and do not regard the suits which tmy bo Instituted In the courts as having any bearing upon the performance of my duties as an officer. If Ihero Is any question as to whoso orders shall bo received by the department I shall alwavu obey those Issued direct from the courts " Chief of Detectives Cox treated the nut ter lightly and appeared to think that the mantle of Hie Injunction granted him by Judge Scmt covered the entire cas3 and afforded him a cinch en hn ! job for un M- delluito period. "I suppose < | uo warranto proceedings will bo brought on the part of the state , and thit the matter will be con tested In the courts for some tlmo to come , " slid Cox. "I shall continuo In the Interim to act as chief of detectives , and I cannot sco that the troubles of the beard have much to do with mine. " WHAT Tim CITIZENS THINK. Ljaac Adams I am ot the opinion tlat , to say the least , Judge Scott lays down the right principles concerning the right ot lo-sil celf-governnunt Whether It Is law or not , the contention Is right and ought to be sus tained. I think that propssltlon of At torney General Smyth to take the matter Into the supreme court at once Is a good one. By doirg ro v.-e ca secure an early adjudication ot a troublesome question. George O Caldcr I have not read Judge Scott's derision , though I have scanned It over hoatlly. To cay the least It cent > ilrs good reasoning This matter of self-govern ment Is something that should be nettled for all time. E J CoinUh I do not pretend to say what the supreme court will do with Judge Scott's decision If It gcrs to that tribunal foi review One thing is certain , and that Is that the decision has started In motion some new ideao regarding loci.1 fielf-govern- ment and the result will bo thit eventually this opinion will have much to do with Gov ernors controlling local affairs by boards op. pointed under provisions of laws enacted by future Ipglslatuics. Postmaster Martin I believe that the law giving the power to the governor to appo'nt the members of the fire and police commis sion Is contrary to the principle of self-gov ernment which underlies the constitution cf our country. H tcnJs to create trouble , for If It was ca.rricj out to a logical concluakn tro govorno'r might be given the power of appointing our mayor and other officers. It Is much hotter to glvo the people cf the city the il ht to select their OiTlclals r.ithcr tlnn to rrko them appointive nnd place the power of appointing them In the hanc's of an official who may he biased by partk--ashlp. Ir ) IJIythin I don't know much about the legal phase of the matter , but I don't think that the governor has any rleht to appoint our city otllclals. We ought to have the right of selecting cur own olilclals. I believe In ho no ru'e. OMAHA , Jan. 13. To the Editor of The Dec- Will you plcEoc allow mo to make"a ell ht corrco1 Ion In the statement attilbutcd to mo In last over Ing's Ieo ! , icgardlng the Hoard of Flro and 1'nllre Commissioners I 'havo i ot said to any cue thnt I had c anged my mind , and that I believed the law to be unroni Itutlonal. With thla trifling ex ception your Infonront has quoted mo cor rectly. Respectfully , FRNCIS A. DROG\N. \ nroi.iTirn. . \IITV is HORN. MlddleoftluKomi Pojuillsln Icoldi- Io C.i > II VIiin- . ST. LOUJS , Jan. 13 A now party was born tonight In the conference of the popu lists and named the people's party. Tbo pccplo'o party proposes to go It alone. It lias covered all connection vvl'.h the national populist committee and made ready for the administration of Its own affairs. With few exceptions the delegates declared thom- uohts In favor of going It alcno In the future. The referendum system was mosi highly complimented and recommended for use among the mlddlo-of-the-rcadcrs In fettling mutters of national Impoitanco to the imty and there wag a piactical agree ment among the delegates tint a national presidential convention should bo held this > oar Ilio entire afternoon and evening wan hpcnt In dlscusslcnb and lit was not until a late hour tcnlght that the mode of pro- -Cilu.e for future action was agreed upon Finally a repoit was adopted as follows In pai t To tno people of tbe United Stntos : The 'vision movement consummated nt St I.oul'i ii July , 18 % . nnd the Inexcusable treatment of our candidate for vlco president In thc ampalsn th.it followed , gnvo lifco to such llss.itlsrautlon among- the rank and tl'.o of ho people's pirty as threaten the uhso- ute illsmombcim'iit of the only organisa tion contending for the joclal und political rlfrnts of the laboilng and producing classes of the country. It has bson tbo purpose of the commlt- L-O nlwayn to lie courteous to the iiatlon.il committee , and our dpslio has been at nil Imcs to promote a hhnnonlous consolld.i- lon with said committee , that furtlonnl HlTcrcncPa mlslit be obliterated , our party irestlguto itgalncd , nnd our organization estored to Its once Fplcmlli ! estate , Tills MJinmltteo feels confident of Its ability to show- that It Is no fault of ours that the iiitloiml cammlttcu Is not pie.cnt uj a body od.iy , but It docs not propojo tovusto valuable tlmo \\Miijjllng over questions of olllclul etiquette. Wo vote It to bo our purpose to promote n every honorablu way the lefocm inovo- ncnt on true populist Ideas , nnd ue deem ho questions too momentous , and the dan gers thicatenlngreo government too 1m- nlnont to allow us to pnuso to consider lerrionnl grievances or nlfronts. or to per- nit wounded dignityiriil or Inuglnaty , to overshadow patilotlc duties. UiiJir present conditions our beloved or- cnnizatlon Is slowly but purely dlsliitegrat- IIK and our comrades mo clamorous for iPKrebsivo notion. Having In vain Imjior- iiiuil these who have assumed to be our suprrlorH to puiinlt us to aid tlu-ni In the giand v.ork of reorganizing the people's i.irty that It muy .iccompllsh Its glorious illusion , uo now oppcal to the people , the rue courts of all politic tl power , " rivu MuVAiu : i\TOMiinn : IN . \ MI.MJ 1'ivo JC > itIONliMii < Ii-Hlro > - Hie Tlinlifr- " > IIIK of n 'runnel. IJUTTn , Mont. , Jan. 13. Two explo > lor.a early toi'ay In the tumel for the Ilumo near the upper sncltlne works iti Anaconda de stroyed the timbering and entombed Ilvo workmen. They are Andrew UUohcr , MIKe Coilna , dial 1'atriU , LMat Co lna and Jco Mcl.cod of Duttc. The beet miiers and tlmbrmcn are now at woik driving n throe-foot drift near tlio sldo of the tunnel. When this can bo completed t ls hard to tuy. Tnero ore no bopcs of thu uen being alive. OrilorH Ciiiintcriuiuiilcil. KiV WEST , Kla. , Jan. 13. The United SutcJ stenmsnlp Maine has not yet left tbla port. It Is believed that the Balling or ders received yesterday uave been counter manded. Tvi vrroitvms ui.innni Chief COIIIIHPI fjriocw IIic CHRP mill I Conxril llnck. CHICAGO , Jan. II. Adolph Louis I.net gert. the alleged wife , murderer , was wlthou chief counsel for several minutes today Mwrenco Harmon disputed the right of .Max Hlez to tike part In the cross-examination o the atate's experts , and when the dcfend n took sides with the latter , Mr. Harmon dc clared that he was out ot t'jc cnso for seed Th * leading lawyer for the defense was only restrained from leaving the court room b ; a concession from Mr. Hlez According to Mr. Hlez , It was the under ( Standing when ho entered the case that ho should take charge of the expert testimony When Mr Harmon announced yesterday itia ho bad decided to cross-examine Prof. Ilallcy .Mr. Klcz objected. After n simp dUpute , Mr Harmon hurried Into the dre&slcig room ad Joining the chambers and put on his over coit and started toward the entrance to the court room. "That's a nlco way to leave a rr-in will : the shadows of the gallons about htm , " cald Mr. Ulc7. "No matter In wtat stralta my client was I would not abindon him to sat isfy my own scIfUh designs. " Mr. Harmon appealcJ reaolvcU and only rauscd , to adjust hie necktie preparatory to departing. Luetgert looked appeallngly to Mr Hlez. The latter took tlie cue and with , drew from the stand he had taken. "Harmon , I watvo a point , " ho said , "What Luctgort saya should be flral. U ho wants you to go ahead with the cross-exam- Inatlcn In spite of the promises made me , why , I will not desert him. " Luetgcrt saw the chance to patch up at least temporarily the serious split , and told Harmon ho might proceed ca he had dictated. ZOLA'S ' DEFENSE OF DREYFUS ( Continued from First I'nge. ) Jury , accepting thu medical testimony , de clare him to te Irresponsible. " After hearing the verdict 1'rlnco attempted to make a apccch , but was checked by the Judge. The prL'oner ' then thanked all con cerned , at which sonic applauac vvaa started , which was Immediately suppressed by thu Judge. The Judgment of the court was that Prlnco bo detained as a criminal lunatic during her majesty's pleasure. O\ HIS \VA\ \VVS1IIN(5TO.V. . Iliinnilnii President Will Interview PITH I ill-nt Mclvlnle * . HONOLULU ( via San Francisco ) , Jan. 6. President Sanford 11. Dole leaves for Wash ington by the steamship Peru January 8. The chief executive of this country Journeys to the capital of the United States to con sult with the administration theie on the subject of annexation of these Islands to the gieater republic. It Is expected Mr. Uolo will bo back hero by the mi'die ot next month. Ho will be accompanied by hU staff ofllcer , Major Curtis P. laukea , as secretary , and Ur. Day as his physician. During the president's absence Minister of Foreign Af fairs Cooper , besides his present duties , will act as tve chief executive. The departuio ot President Dole was unani mously decided upon yesterday at a special meeting of the council cf state. After the mooting President Dole said : "It has been considered best that I should go to Wash ington and. meet the administration upon the matter of the pending annexation negotia tions. I 3o not expect to bo gone moro than sU weeks. Immediately upon my arriving In Washington 1 shall consult v.-lth the mem bers of the Hawaiian legation. " 'Ihla Is the first visit of Mr. Dole since ISUl. at the time the late King Kalakaua was In San Francisco. A member of the council of state said : "Wo decided by unanimous vote that it was wise for Mr. Dele to prccecd to Washington at this time and meet with President M > _ - Kinley and his Immediate advisers , and per haps with sonic of the United States senators and foremost American advocates of an nexation. It Is proper and dignified and patriotic that the head of the nationalists here , and the head of the well established permanent government of this country should appear In the United States and Washington at a time when the treaty is before congress and when the citizens of the great republic are Interested In the annexa tion question. Wo believe this policy Is c rrest , and the move will lesult In a material gain for our cause. "Mr. Dele Is a man peculiarly fitted for just auch a mission as this. Wo believe he will make a good Impression and that some of the senators , and perhaps statesmen In moro exalted positions , will conclude after meeting him that some of the statements that have been made to the detriment of Mr. Dole and his associates are Incorrect , to say the least. " J. 0. Carter , a great friend of the ex- queen , will leave today for Washington to work against the annexation treaty. The antl-aiincxatloulsts here expect a good deal of Mr. Carter. He Is a man of good points nnd ceitaln magnetism , that will attract and influence. He will undoubtedly bo the worst enemy of the treaty sent from Hawaii , The council of state has pardonel Clarence W. Atdiford , a lawyer now practicing in San Francis.co , and will allow him to return to ; hls country. Ashford was mixed up In the IS03 riot , and was arrested on a charge ot treason ; ho prefpned to leave the country athcr than stand trial , to return only by eavc ot this government. A petition was lied by Ashford asking that he 'be allowed to toturn. It was acted upon favorably , and \shford Is expected within the month. , Her lliihliuiiil vvllh C'ruclt ) . LONDON , Jan. 13. Mrs Edith Walker brought suit todav against her husband , A. Elarclay Walker , owner of the racing cutter Allsa , a-klng for n Judle'al separation on " 0 ground of cruelty. The defendant dc- iled having been cruel to his wife. Counsel for the petitioner said Mr Walker's Income was 20,000 yearly , adding that ho waa ad- llcted to drink and frequently while suffcr- iif ; from delirium tremcns threatened to clll his wife. Mrs. Walker corroborated the statements made In her behalf. The case van adjourned. I lie ? Knilorxc the Xnvnl 11111. I3Bn LIN. Jan. II. At a meeting of 1,000 representatives of shipping and commercial flnra'at the Kalserhof today , when /.eic > rc ont also directors of the leading banks , Inrr Hlclchroder , Ilaron IlJiisemann , Privy Councillors chwabach , rrontrel and Men- leasogn of Iloilln , and Daron Oppenhclm of Cologne , a resolution In favor of the naval bill of the government was adopted unani mously. \inerli-iiiiH ( iet Ol ) Hnny. LONDON , Jan. 13. The authoiltlos have lecldcd to recognize the question of "dip- omatle privileges" In the case of Spencer : ihl > , secretary of Ambassador Hay , and f. E. White , the son of Henry White , who wco recently charged at the Maidenhead county court on summonsed with riding bi cycle * on ulduwalks , and their prosecution vlll bo dropped , lliiHli I'lrcM Cniixc DiiiniiKe. MELIIOUIINB , Jan. 13. There have been destructive bush fires throughout the colony of Vlctoila , and enormous damngo has beer. lone , especially In the ( jlppsland district. n the southeastern part. Two township * mvo been obliterated and hundreds of aet- lerti rendered homeless , Thciu has been a great loss of Ilvo stock. Trouble lleporlcil III lleliielilNtun. CALCUTTA , Jan. 13 It appears that there us been great tuibulence at M ok ran , the arecst province of Ilcluclilstnn. for somci Imo past. It was to that place the detach- in nut of 150 men of the Bombay Infantry vas dispatched hurilcdly on January 8. The irovlous garrlscii of Mekran hud been with drawn long ao _ , Send > nvnl VCHHCNortlivnril. . HONG KONO , Jan. 13. The IJrltlsh torpedo wtroyctH Hart and Handy , convoyed by the Ispatch vessel Alacrity , have been ordered orthward. The homeward aiders of the Irltlih lirst-claEs crulsor Edgard have bccu ouuttrmauded. Defender of Ureyftii Dffentcil , PAIHS , Jan. 13 , M. Loubet was re-elected > re3ldcnt of the Senate today. M. Schucrer- vcatncr vvab defeated for re-election to the ice presidency. IMtiKtii ! < Ie ( VI a ii > - Vlcllmv. BOM IIAV , Jan. l. fho deaths from the plague during tbo past week numbered 409. FREE KIDlLTO PORT ARTHUR Omaha Business 'Men ' Invited to Go to Souttiorh Terminus , STILIWEIL REDEEMS HIS PROMISE Definite < Annnml < tonipiil of Arrnimc- iiirnln foi' ' ( tiV llimlneftN MCII'H Kxenr.4liin.Vliule Io the Co in me re I a I Clul > . The promtso of A. R. Stlllwcll , president ol the- Kansas City , Plttshiirg & Gulf rall- reid , to run a free excursion of business men of this city over the now north and notith line to Port Arthur , Tex. , and return , made on. the occasion ot the complimentary bin- quct recently tendered the ofllcla'a of that line by the Omaha Commercial club , vvos mnde good yesterday on the receipt of a definite announcement from Harry C. Orr , fconoral passenger and ticket agent , regarding the arrangements for such an excursion. The transportation for the members ot the party U to bo furnished by the Kansas City , Plttsburg & Gulf railroad , without cost to the excursionists. The sleeping car faro Is also to be paid by the Kansas City. Plttsburg & Gulf railroad. The expenses left for the In dividual members ot the party to bear will bo the expenses of the dining car and hotel bills , wherever stops may he made. The time suggested for the trip Is the first part of February , the start being made on U'cbruary 1 , 2 or 3. Tlio route of the party will bo to leave Council Bluffs on the Omaha & St. Louis dlvlslcn ot the Kansas City , Plttsburg Gulf rallrcad- and go from Council Bluffs to New Conception , Mo. on tlat line. From the lat'ter ' point Into Kansas City the route will bo via Uio Chicago Great Wcotern. From Kun- aas City 'to Port Arthur , Tex. nnd return to Kansas City the route will bo via the main line of the KaiiEUs City , Pltlsburg & Gulf rallrcad. Stops will bo made at all Important point. ? nlon ? the line , the places not receiv ing a visit on the going trip being covered on the return trip. A side trip over the Hue of the Choctavv. Oklahoma Gulf railroad , ' the thirty-lift ! ! parallel route , " will probably betaken taken In order to allow the Oniahana on op portunity ot Inspec1 Ing more ot the InJIan Territory than U entered by the Port Arthur Route. I The formal announcement of the free ex cursion was made by George Emtrlkln , as sistant general freight agent of the Kansas City , Pittsburg & Gulf railroad , to John K Utt , commissioner of the Oniahi Commercial club , yesterday. If a eufllcleiit number of the leading business men of Omala decide to take the trip two sleepers will be attached to the express trala of the Port Aithur route on the date most desirable for the st irt. If more than enough to (111 ( two aleoplng can. decide to go on the trip the train will ho run aa a special The members of the Kansas City Commercial club are to take a similar trip the latter part of this month , returning to Kansas City on January- \n\\s xvvs ) \\s.conn : ucmviiv. . I > ll < elllio il of thu Oregon Short I.liie HeluriiliiK 111 the Kolll. There was much comment in local railway circles yesterday morning over the proba bility of the control of the Oregon Short Line by the Union Pacific reorganization com mittee. That the circulation of the report In Wall street on Wednesday afternoon should 'bo ' responsiblefor a rise of two points In Union Pacific stocjc was accepted as proof convincing that the rumor was founded on some fact. I Everywhere about the city the report that the Oregon Short Line was to be reclaimed by the Union Paelllc was gladly received. Tl.e general opinion was that the absorpticcf of the former Uanch by the parent syritcin would mean thatmany of the Omaha families , , who removed to Salt Lake last March when the Short Line left Uio Union Pacific , would return to Omaln , much of the work of the 'hort Line hereafter being ccnductcd from the headquarters liore It la generally conceded tlMt so.ce , but yrobably not all , of the work now transacted at the Independent headquar ters of the Short Line In Salt Lake City would be performed at the local headquarters after the Union Pacific again secured control ot the S'.iort Line. Slnco early last autumn , when the Union Pacific reorganization committee secured S3- 000 shares of stock In the Oregon Short Line , it has been expected that the committee would sooner or later secure a controlling In. tcrest In the former branch lino. Those S5- 000 pharos of Shont , Line stock were among tha first securities taken out of the trust fund * y the reorgan atlon committee , and It Is reported that more stock lira since been secured. On his visit hoio las. , fall. Presi dent Cair of the Oregon , Short Line told The IJeo that the Union Pacific rcorganl/atlon committee controlled about one-third of the atock of the Short Line , The general 1m- ) rosslon among railroad men la that the committee haf since then secured contiol of about one-third more of the Short Line stock The prospect of the control of thu Orr-son Short Line by the Union/ / Pacific brings up the ubject of the closing of the Ogden gato-vay vhlch has been opened to all railroads slnco ho Short Line became an Independent prop- ertv. The closing of the gateway guarding lie entrance to the territory of the Short Line would throw out the Rock Island , the Santa Fc , the Missouri Pacific and the Ulo Jrnndo lines from competition v.lth the Union Pacific for business to and from that Pi-rltory. The Uurllngton would not feel the fleet of the closing of the gateway so much 03 it has another entrance to the northwest eld via Hillings. The traffic war brought about by the question of proper divisions vlien fie Short line became an Independent nnerty last ycai was ono of the most bitter ver waged In western railroad circles , and as not without some pen-mini acrimony. Vhnt the attltudo of the officials of the Union 'aelfic toward the officials of the Oregon hort line , with whom they quarreled , will ic after the Short Line again becomes a iranch of the Union Pacific system will be .itched with intense Interest. QIIMIIJ , OVIRi \MV.Y TH vn-'ic. illoailsV III Kln'il ' the Oun- iiilliin I'aullle. CHICAGO , Jan. 13. There is every pros- cct of a fight between 'the ' Canadian Pacific nd the other .transcontinental roads over ho rates to the Pacific coaa-t for those In- ending to go to Alaska. When the matter f rates to Alaska first came up the Canadian 'aelfic said It i\oulil demand on this hujl- ess the Eamo differential It had been al ow ed on California , business The moro onthorn routes , saljl the Canadian Pacific tad as good a route as any for thofo Intend. ng to go to Alaska , and It should not have ny differential. This nnttered nothing to ho Canadian 1'acina and it took the dlffcr- ntlal which U tald was Its duo. Now all of the transcontinental roads and lioso of the Western IMssengcr obooclatlon lave determined they will not allow the Canadian Pacific Jo have any advantage over them on this ijfii3ln > ss and say they will meet any late vvBld ( It may make. A mass meeting of all the interested lines will beheld held In Chicago ID ilio near future to take formal action lijfthq matter. HiixIneNH Itfltil ; ul Hit \ duel.- . The H. & M. ? > ioti at Hav clock , Neb , Just outside of LlncoInijUto busier than they have ever been before ; Moro work Is now being turned out of these shops tron at any previ ous time since they were built. The pay roll for the shops during the month of December , 1897. aggregated $18,511.02 , an Increase of $ GCU.02 In the pay roll of the shops over the conespondlng period of 1896 , when the pay roll amounted to ? 11.900. It Is expected that the January pay roll of 1S9S will show no Kreat an Increase over tbo pay roll of Jan. uary , 1S97. The repair work at the Hav clock shops continues to bo heavy and the rebuild. Ing of the light locomotives of the road Is giving work to many shopmen who were not at work ono year ago. .Seeonil i\lenxloii : on I'IIKNCN , General Manager Dickinson of the Union Pacific yesterday Issued a circular grant- Ins a further extension of time on annual passes expiring December 31 , 1S97 , until Jan uary 31. 1893. This Is the necon 1 extension made of last year's passes on the Union Pa- clflo. the first extension having been made to January 15. Uy some too further ( ' -.ten- * lon ot Union Pacific nnmml passes Ii thoucht to signify that the new company will bo In charge of the property when lie tlmo for the Issue of the new pisses ot 189S rolls around < > npft mill 1'crNonnN. General Solicitor Charles K Mandcrson of the II & M. IMS gone to St. Loula to address the1 Comrr.ccclal club of IKit lly on Saturday evening. The subject of his address will be. Superintendent Ashton of the Northwcsl- frn's lines In northern Iowa and Assistant Superintendent Dragdon ot the eastern Iowa division of the same roaJ arc In the city. "Nebraska and the Trnnsmlssourl West. " General Solicitor Mandorson ot the U. & M. will deliver the principal address at the banquet of the St. Louis Commercial club on Saturday night. His subject will bo. "Nebraska nnd the Transmlssourl West " Fred McCormlck , formerly chief clerk ot the Union Pacific's general freight department In thU city and now stationed at Sacramento , Cal , , as commercial agent for the tame rail * road , la In town renewing old acquaintance * . General Passenger lAgent ISobnstlan ot the Hock Island hai just Issued his ofilclal family circular for 1S9S. In addition to the changes p-evlously noted , It announces the appoint ment of A. H. Cooper to bo district passen ger agent at Wichita , Kan. Ho was formerly agent for the Hock Island at El Hcno , Okl. The appointment of F. W. Caldwell to bo traveling passenger accnt out of Omaha to succeed A. C. Turpln. transferred to Boston , Is confirmed. Mr. Caldwell Is still In Min neapolis but Is expected to enter on Ills new field hero within a short tlmo. NO SU1PSFOR CDBA _ ( Continued from First Pago. ) between the United States and Spain. The Spanish government has already allowed the United States to Interfcio In Its Internal affairs in the matter of relieving the starv ing reconccntrndocs , nnd any further steps that this government would take could hardly bo objected to as being without precedent. "It has been settled beyond doubt that no hind"of liberal government can bo established In Cubi. The riots prove this. A few news papers espoused the cause of autonomy and this was at once met by a union ot army olllcers and voluntceiB opposed to the plan , who suppressed the press by force. That Is the kind of liberty that will be allowed In Cuba and none other. " The Spanish consul , General Arturo Ualda- sane , said to lay that ho believed that the reports from Havana were greatly exagger ated. "I cannot believe the stories , " ho said , "that olllcers of the army were con cerned In the attack on the newspaper of fices Spain docs not send Its soldiers their for that purpose. Newspaper olllces have been wrecked ( before In most countries by nngty mobs and war has. not been the re sult. Neither will U 1)0 In this caso. If there are any disorders In Havana , lost EC- sured that they will bo stopped at onco. " nuxcn HAS NO OHDKHS. "I have heard nothing of the reports of ilotmg In Havana 3iul orders to the North Atlantic squadron , except what I have read in the newspapers this morning , " said Ad miral Dunce at the Brooklyn navy yaid. 'Tho whole squadron was cibout to icndezvoua clt Key West. The ships not In the navy- yard now are waiting at Hampton Holds or are already on the way to Key West. 'I do not know whether the maneuvers in the southers waters contemplated any like lihood ot such action as the defense of Amci- Icans In Havana. That Is a matter for the far-seeing eye of Commodore Slcard. The ships come hero for repairs end are ordered away again and that is all we ever know- about them " When nskcd whether honns holding the Mnssjchusetts , Texas and Brooklyn here In anticipation of snmo sudden ordcra , the com mandant said : "No The ships are merely undergoing some slight repairs and will go on their winter's cruise as soon as they aic ready " NEWPORT NEWS , Vn. . Jan. 13. The bat tleship Indiana left here this afternoon for Old Point Comfort , after taking on 050 tons of coil , to Join the other vessels ot the North Atlantic squadron. The battleship low p. came up this afternoon to fill Its coal bunkers Humors as to trouble have reached ths men on these vessels and there is seme ex citement eboaid shlo , but no Important or ders have 'been ' received from Washington. It fa understood that the vessels in these waters will not ejll for the south until Sat- urdiy morning , unless ithero are further de velopments of an unexpected nature In the Havana situation TAKING ON COAL NORFOLK. Vo . J..n. . 13 The flagship New- York will probably fail for Key West Monday rooming. Ono hundred tons of coal hae b"on ordered alongside the ship at Sew ell's Point. On the monitor Terror , which is also at the Norfolk navy yard , day and night shifts are now at work preparing it for sea. Ammunition to bo used for target prastlro on winter cruise lus been , put on board the warships in the last few days. Naval ofllceia docllna to discuss the situation , but point out the fact the orders for the squadron to make Its winter cruise have not been revoked KDV WDST , Fla. , Jcii 13 The warships i'avc taken on ccul andi provisions today und are belug held ready to proceed to sea , should occasion require. The accident which hap pened on board the Marblchcad yesterday , when four men were Injured , la being In vestigated The Marblehead will proceed to N'Jvasta Island en the arrival of tbo Detroit in Haytl. HAVANA , Jan 13 The United States consul genera ! , General Pltzhugh Leo , ab solutely denies that ho has asked the au thorities at Washington to send two v\ar vessels to Havana , LED 'NOT ' HUHT. HAVANA Jan 13Thero Is no foundation whatever for the rumor that United States Consul General Tltzhugh Leo met with violence lence during the disturbances last night 01 toJay. During Uio height of the uproar I > fit evening ho walked about freely In Central park and In front of the Hotel Inglaterra , To day he has been attending to official business as usual. Thlo evening v.nen this dispatch Isi'ent ho Is dining at the Hotel Inglaterra. It Is reported that an Important engage ment has taken place between the Spanhids and the inaui gents under General llabl , In the district of Manzanlllo , In which the In surgents lost 300 men killed and the tipan- hrds HO men killed anj wounded. Ahsut noon today n crowd gathered In frcnt of the offices of ii Dlirlo do la Larlui stout1' g "Death to DIarlo. " General Aroulas nted the regular troops to re.storo order and to compel Hie d'Hperuil of the crowd , which kept up n continuous shouting In the streets near Central park. I'owintrui , AMins KOII run INS. Heiivj Ilnliterx of .Spniilxh-Ciihiiii HiinilH May Aid Them. WASHINGTON , Jan 13. Private Informa tion has been sent to the State- department and to members of the foreign affairs com mittee In congress going to show that power ful Influences are at work to secure Inde pendence for Cuba , Spain has Issued bonds to the grcss amount of about $100,000,000 , lased flpcdllcally upon the resources and revenues of Cuba. These bonds are held In largo part In Great Britain anj France. Some of the largest syndicates In those coun tries , it U i Ul , have at last become con vinced that these bonds are about to become valueless unless the United States in some way guarantees their payment. They are convinced that the Island Is entirely de vastated and that It can bo restored wily by the Influence of a strong commercial power , Heprcaontatlors luvo already been made to this country by certain strong commercial Interests to secure ) active Intervention Jf this were done Ilia United Stairs would be- eomo morally responsible for the payment of the Cuban loan This could be dona by a protectorate similar tu that of Knglaml In Ugypt , or by a direct ccntrol of the Cuban custom housffl. The Insurgent leaden * have all along Intimated tbat they would not ob ject to action on the pirt of the United States which would secure their Independence , no matter how cc .tly it might bo to them from a financial ponL ! of view They realUo that the very mrasurea necessary to the raising of money to ray thte loan would glvo tbo Island a utart commercially , euch OH It could not hope to attain by Itself , Under present conditions President 'McKlnlcy ' could not In tervene except os an act of hostility to Spain , for the Spaniards have accede ! to every demand undo by this government , almost before It an presented. It baa been Intimated , however , that If the United Stutea should send Its war chips to Havana , stop tbe war , and agree to p y the $400,000,000 of the Cuban loin , both Franco and Great Britain would sustain thla country , and therefore the S-iputa government could appeal to the people ot Spain and show that the lca of Cub had como about by the Influence of Franco and Great Britain rather than by the dictation of the hated Yankees. It Is un doubtedly n fact that the hcndholdera orn moving to put thla country In u position where It will guarantee payment , and It it does this , the war In Cuba will speedily end. PITirUli CO.MJITIO.V OP CtMllVS. llninnn Pnlicr Ciilln Attention to Need of Heller. HAVANA , Jan. 12. ( Via Key West , Fla. , Jan. 13. ) ( Delayed In trannmlsslcci ) La DlR- cosslcti prints an-energetic odltorhl calling attention to the nltlful state of the rcconccn- tradocs at the city headquarters and to the absolute necessity for saving them from Im minent death. The Insurgents ot Pinar del lllo have de stroyed 100,000 tobacco flants. the propcity ut the mayor of ArtcmUa. In the districts ot Camajuanl , province of Santa Clara , the In- surgenM have destroyed GOO.OOO tolwcco plants and have burned about 44,000 tons of cane At the central plantation of NnrcUo. the * In surgents surprised the laborers , undressed them entirely and made pilsoncrs of several Irregulars. They also carried off about 100 oxen. At Matanras yesterday soventy-onn persona died , of whom twenty-two were starved to death. In Holgtiln , a town of 5,000 Inhabi tants , last year 1,208 persons died , many ut them losing their lives through starvation. From Santiago do Cuba nnd Oimntanamo , hundreds ot men have joined the Insurgents from the undefended tonns. The Insurgents are obliging all men to join them. During the last ten days In various sklr- mls'.ies , the Insurgents , according to Soaln's reports , lost eighty-seven men killed , vvhllo Uio troops captured ten prisoners and forty- eight rifles. Ninety-seven Insurgents sur rendered. The troops lost twenty-three rci- vatro killed and six officers and sixty-eight privates were wounded , The captain general of Porto Hlco resigned because ho considered autonomy to bo dis astrous to Spanish sovereignty. JACKSON , Miss. Jan. 13. Advices from Major G L. Donald of MUslsalppl. now In Cuba , on nhceo Information the state s nato yesterday parsed a strong Cuban rcso. Ititlon. say that 90000 persons have perished by starvation in the province of Santa Chra alone since January 1 , 1S98. Major Donald oxys one cannot go twenty steps without some poor starving woman or child begging for something to cat and that a peraon earn in sit down toi n meal without ihelng asked for bread by starving children. nn iioui'i : is i. > M\V : voiuc. IteleiiNciI from n C'ulinu il'rlson mill lliuilNlifd. NI2W YORK , Jan. 13 Sonora Inez Ponce do Itoque , wlfo of the Insurgent Col onel Ponce do Hoquo , arrived on the steamer Seneca today. Scnora do Roque , who Is a strikingly beautiful woman , v\ns exiled tfroin Cuba by order of General Blanco. A letter which she wrote to ln-r husband vva * intercepted by the Spanish aulhoiltlcs ami as It contained information Inimical to their Intercuts , Mrs. do Hoquc waa arrested and thiown Into prUon In Matin/as , blic spent seventeen months and four diyo In jail , most of the time Inconimunlcido. She was ic- Icasod under the general amnesty granted by the queen regent , \fter her icleaso she refused to try to persuilu her husband to lay down his arms and was banished in con sequence. ins iNvixsTiiuvrh AMU Air. ROOD. IiMonlory of Pullman's Property It Filed l y Ihe i\eeulois. CHICAGO , Jan. 13. An Inventory of the late George M. Pullman was filed In the probate - bate court today by Norman B. Ream ana Robert T. Lincoln , executors. The linen tory lists the real estate and personal prop erty of the deceased , though It places nt > valuation on the former and gives only the par value ot the securities which form the major portion of the trust. According to the estimates given at the tlmo the will waa fllcd , the ical estate v-as worth but $800,000 , and the personal estate $ C,000,000. In thu Inventory at today the conservative policy of the executors Is further borne out , anil on the property valued the figures are such as to leave llttlo chance for depreciation. The Investments of Mr. Pullman wctc widespread. Ho hold 20,919 shares ot Pull man Palace Car compiny stock , nnd was Interested In the Nicaragua Canal compiny to the extent of $200 In btock and $10,000 in bonds. The holdings of poor Investments are tmall. Out of his entire bond holdings but $15.009 worth arc deemed desperate. Mr. 1'ullman was Interested in several publications to a small extent , holding stock in Kate Field's Washington , the Jour nal of Commerce and tno weekly Magazine. Ho held $2.000 stock In the Forum Publish ing company. The furnishings of the house hold in Chicago are estimated at $45,230. Fire Ilevoril for 11 In > . ALMA , Nob. , Jan. 13. ( Special Telegram ) Three frame husincss buildings were wholly consumed by flro hero list night. The flro started in the butcher shop of V. T. Wcstcolt. This building was owned 'by G. S Holmea of Salt Lake City , Utah , and was Insured In the Hartford of Connecticut for $300. 'Ilio Nebraska Mutual Insurance company carried $000 on the contents , which were also a total lobs Adjoining on the wcctva < the bakery of Low Fox , on which the Commercial Union of London carried a policy ot $200 and the Nebraska Mutual $75 The building waa owned by Sarah B. Elcn- dorf of Now York and was Instiled In the Liverpool , London and Glebe for $ nOO. A largo two-story frame iiiIIdlng | on the eaht without any Insurance was burned. Thla was occupied hy Contractor Liberty , but most of lila tools and materials were caved. The brick store of the Symb Drug company wa ? badly damaged and the laigo glass fronts In the building on the opposite sldo ot the ptrcet were nearly all broken. The total loss i ? estimated at $3IiOO LOUISVILLU , Ky. , Jan. 3. Flro broke out this evening In the plow factoiy of R F Avery & . Sons nnd did about $75,000 worth of damage. The grinding , polishing nnd set ting up rooms were totally destioycd and two other departments were damaged by water. The damage was not sufficient , how ever to cause a suspension of operations , * The loss Is fully covered by Insurance. Spontaneous combustion caused the blaze. TORONTO , Ont. , Jon. 13 The five-story brick factory of the Dominion Paper Dox company , on Adelaide street , was destroyed by flro tonight. The premises of the Tbronto Hlectrlcal works adjoining were also gutted. The total IMS will reach $50,000 ; fully cov eted by Insutance. HASTINGS , Neb. , Jan. 13. ( Special Tele gram. ) A barn belonging to Dan McCIcery at Pauline waa destroyed early this mornIng - Ing by flre. Three horses and home farm machinery were 'burned. Loss , $500. RUSSHLLVILLi : , Ky. , Jan. 13 , The Stev enson block has burned. Loss , $30,000 ; partially Insured. George Collins , a fireman , was crushed to death. DenlliN of a In > . CORNING , la. , Jan. 13. ( Special. ) Mrs Dwlng , wife of the Rev. T D , Hwlng of this city , died Saturday evening , January S. The remains were taken cast for Interment Mon. day. day.SAN SAN LUIS OBISPO. Cal , Jan 13 Lcroy D Brown , u prominent educator , died hero today. Ho had been superintendent of pub- lie instruction In Ohio , president of the Unlvcislty of Nevada and superintendent of public schools at Los Angeles. Splnnerx Will iStrlKe. FALL RlVin , .Mass. . Jun. 13-At a gen eral meeting of the Spinners' union lust night the spinners of the King Phillips cot ton mills nskcd permission to strike nnd It was iinnnlmouBly granted by tbo union after the cato hud been heard. They will leave their mills on Saturday unless the old schc-dulo lu restored before that time. gtlmulato the stomach , route the liver , euro bilious ness , headache , dlrzlnrss , lour itomacli , conitlpatlon , etc. 1'rlco U centi. bold by all UruggliU. TUg cuil/ Mill la Uku with Uood'i 6amp rlU PKOVIDK1 CCHSIIATK AT 11VWSO.Y , Inllnx ofnicrlemi * to Klondike Ulnkefi Tli IN Nccrinr ) . WASHINGTON. Jan. 13. The dlplomitlo and consular opproprhtlon bill , which was re ported to ( ho hoiwn by the foreign affairs committee , appropriates $1,729,028. H follows In gencrnl the last appropriation bill , In creasing , however , the Item for contingent expenses of foreign mUnlons by $15,000 , and Increasing by $20,000 the Item for emerg encies In tno service cutl to extend the In terests of the countryi At Divvson , British .North Amcrlcn , the heart of the gold boom , consulate U pro posed on account of the great Influx1 ot Anierlcam Into the region , and $3,000 la op- proprlated for Us vstablUhment. TJio ccti- Biilato nt Vancouver , .British Columbia , now $1,500 , la proposed to be raise I to $7,000 , be cause of Its growing business. TKST THIS I'KKIilMi oT' Stiff YTOHS. Hrlhery < "hnruex to lie TnUen from ( /oliiiiiliim to WimliliiHtoii. WASHINGTON , Jan. 13. It Is undcrstoot that some senators have been notified ot the probability of the senate's being called on to liivu > llgato the method ot Scnttor Hinna'tt election to the senate. It la said to bo the purpose ot the Ohio manager ? ot the opposition to secure an Investigation of Rep. rosentatlvo Otla' charges of bribery by the Ohio senate and they have made the Inquiry A\hethcr If the state ucnato forwards prop erly formulated charges they will receive the attention of the senate * of the United States. The matter lias not oceri" presented In any formal way. Hill for Const DefeiiNe WASHINGTON , Jan. 13 Senator Morgan 1ms Introduced a. hill providing for the In- crcaso ot the naval establishment by the construction of four coast defense monitors of the clat ? of the Mlantomah. Amphltrite , Monadnock and Terror. The bill provides that the vessels shall bo lilted with the pneumatic system similar to that In use on the Terror and $100.000 Is appropriated to commence the construction of the vcsselo. \H | H for .More WASHINGTON. Jan. 13 Secretary of the Navy Long has sent a recommendation ! to the houno committee en naval affairs for an Inereabo of the enlisted men In the navy by 1,000 men and asking for an Increase ot np- nrentlccs In the navy by 700. Hiirl-KelHer , ASHLAND , Nub. . Jan 13. ( Special ) The society event of the seabon In the Wahoo Valley neighborhood , northwest ot Aphland , was the marriage on Friday evening of last week ot Rev. Luclcn 13. Hart of Wymore , Neb. to Miss Minnie Kelser of Yoik , Neb. The ceremony was performed by Hov. W 1\ Caldwell nt the homo of Samuel M. Ilirt , father of the groom. Rev. Mr Hart Is the pastor of a United Brethren chinch south of Wymoro , where ho will make his residence. 1'iilon I.eiiKne i'liih Uleellon. NHW YORK , Jun. H. At the annual mooting of tbo Union Lnague club last night 131I1U1 Root vv is elected piesldcnt ; Henry 13 How land , Cyius Clnrk , Homy W Cnntion nnd William II lekhumvice piesldents ; Walter C. Ollsan , secretary , and Wlllltm G. White , trc'isiirer. iSlv Iliinilreil I.eute for MiiHku. VICTORIA. H. C. , Jan. n The steamer City of Seattle Ins loft hcio for Alaskan polls , having on boird over 010 passengers. The rush to Klondike 1ms not fairly be gun , but In n few- weeks u steamer will bo leaving licro every day with that many men. L < 5 ! Glass 'ft Stop Tobacco Suddenly and r rk the n cirri Ttlio IIUIMI KO , the onlj euro ulitlo utlnff tobarro. &Ur. oril ItaiM. a ho i f ( UuBrinterd I UIY ) ? a.DUj Of UrupcliU nr of ni. Bt 'Gently . . . . .r - - ! LCUU.A tmm.lL AM ) 3M-0. IO. . U tnuc. VTI. Panton S Uurgtm , Mnnajsrs , Telephone 1919. Today at 3 p. m. I Direction Prilllv.ileliiiaiin. . ' P HURGnSS. 13OYD'S\ \ , ta. Tel. 131D. TONIGHT 8:15 : \T1M2H hVTUJlUVV. C'H VS. 13. Ill , \ XI3'S Big Extravaganza. Success , A BOY W.AAT/r.B-D A coiirvNY or n. i'ioi'ii : . T\\O UK ; .snows i.v ovn. PRICES Lower floor Jl.OO. 75c ; balcony , 73c , Me. Mntlnco. lower lloor , 73c , COo , bal cony , 50c , 25c- . l'a\ton & . 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SI : Tlio Krcdlrst contralto In the world will appear In u mlscUlancoui conceit nnd In nctu of ( irnnil Iliillnii Ojieru 2nd Act MAETHA. 4th Act IL TRAVATORE and the following treat iirlltts In Iho cacti Mme. toie Toulinguet I'rlimi donna soprano linpcilal und Majileson Orntid Opera Co Mllf Miirlu nuIlFdat. filKtinr A , Albcrtl , Mr. TlioimiM Mc < iuetn , Hliinnr ( Vinarro I'rlus lowtr lloor-fl W , 11.09 Ilal. It 00 , Tto , Wo Fine Skating Exciting Tobogganing Day and Night. Admll'lun fC ri Including admission to the Ire . . l - w ProfciHor WeltCliiniploii ttkntcr. Coiiimenclnu rbursJuy Hvonlnx THE MILLARD 13th and Douglas Sty , , Oinulm. CUNTnAL.I < Y UOUA1KD. _ A3liilUA.AM ! ) KimOl'UA.V I'L.VN.- . BARKER HOTEL Timmi.vni : : AND JOVES WTHUUTS , 110 rooina , latin , gleam heat nnd all modern convenience * , llaltri. IIV ) mid 1200 per day. Table unexcelled , fcitctlul low rutc to rcgulaf boarder * . LUCK 0MITU , Manager.