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ESTABLISHED JUSTE 10 , 1871 OMAHA , TUESDAY MCVRXIXCf , JANUARY 1 , 18)0 ! ) TWELVE PAGES , SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. PAY CUBAN SOLDIERS Commissioner Porter Understood to Be Empowered to Disburse $3,000,000 , , SOME WELCOME NEWS FOR THE ISLANDERS Gomez's ' Ragjed Followers Will Be Paid to Lay Down Their Arms. REVOLUTIONIST LEADER TO BE PACIFIED General is Hurt by United Btatci Ignoring His Authority. QUESTION IS , WILL HE TAKE MONEY NOW 3lr. I'orlor , with Menor lie < IIII-NIIIII | , Will ( Jo In In Meet nnil Confer with lii-iicrnl ( Joiner. . HAVANA. Jan. 30. President StcKlnlf-y In understood to have empowered Robert P. 1'orlr-f to arrange for the disbursement of $3,000,000 among the Cuban soldiers. Sir. Porter w'lll probably go wliti Scnor Gonzales tie Quesada to Remedlos i\i meet General Gomez to peiauade the Cuban commander-ln- chlof to < ll band his forces and to lend his InlliioncQ to the United States military ad ministration. Mr. Porter and Senor Quesada are con- lerrlng tonight with the governor general. Dr. Castillo , who returned from Remedies today , after a two days' visit with General Gomez , says the latter la much hurt by what ho regards as American neglect of his authority nnd rights and Is determined not to ttdvleo his soldiers to go homo penniless. Gomez proposes coming Into the neighbor hood peen and will review the Cuban troops at Marlanao. There Is nomn doubt whether ho and the othiy military chiefs will accept the ; 3,000- 000 , no matter what other favorable con ditions mav be offered. Sir. Porter , who. It Is understood , will act aa the personal rep resentative of President SIcKlnlcy In the Decollations , bun been directed to learn the beat terms that can bo made and Is em powered to propose what It Is hoped will tie satisfactory terms. .Much is expected of the assistance bo will receive , wuen approaching General Gomez , from Scnur Jose Gomez and Scnor de Qucdada. . InveNtlKiidntr a llnviinii IlnnU. Senor Galbls , president of the Banco Ks- panol. was notified today by the special commission now Investigating the finances of Iho municipality that ho must appear be fore tlio commission tomorrow morning at 0 o'clock to answer Interrogatories or must take tne conseuuenecs of contempt , the penalty for recalcitrancy , In the mind of the commissioners , liclng Imprisonment until he is willing to tosllfy. .Major Gcnaral Ludlow , governor of the department of Havana , has Invested tlio i-utumttiiiti * ! ' vJUi xnu ; cxYi ot ; . > coutr.-aini will sustain Us action in punishing refusal to testlfr. The Uanco Eapanol Is so intimately con nected with the llnances of Havana , as n. creditor to the amount of $7,500,000. that the commission aeoma It necessary to get a complete accounting from the bank ns to pasi transactions and a statt'inent of what H Is doing now with the city's market dues. TUB commission requested Senor Galbls to present himself for examination last Friday nnd uuatn on Saturday , but ho sent word that hu was indisposed. Ho was then asked In como before the commission at 0 this inurntng. but today he sent a message that ho was physically unable to comply , in con sequence or the exnauHtlon due to his bank labors. This reply was regarded as unsat isfactory and the peremptory notice for to morrow was nerved upon him. If he now refuses the only thing that ran prevent nn arrest io a member of the commission says will bo a medical cortlflcale. Should Ihls t > e produced the physicians who act for the commission will bo sent to make an examination of Senor Galbls. Of course. If he obstinately refuses to testify ho will be dealt with for contempt and mnilc an example , The commission expects to have easy worn so far a * the other officials , directors and employes are concerned. All will be called . upon to make full explanations. C. W. Hasklns. tlio export accountant , and his us- plstantn will explore all the books , of the bank accessible. Information has reached the commission that some ot the books have strangely disappeared. V Tim commission considers it a public ne cessity to Inquire as to the Integrity of the first mortgage J7.000.000 C per cent fifty-year bonds taken by the bank at 90 , In 1S90 , and dlnco reduced by the sinking fund to $ G- 7 1,000. The questions arc , who got the proceeds , how much was realized and whether Uio bonds in their entirety nro or ought to bo chargeable to the city ? Later the unmnilsMlon will go Into Iho $3,500,000 ) Bank of Commerce loan and also Into the lloatlne debts , amounting to $2,500,000. Silver Mtriiiiiiely nUiipiienrw. ThN Inquiry will either establish or noga- llvo the various statements of connlvanrn and corruption on the part of the Spanish po\eminent , which deposited with the Banco Kspanola In silver nn amount equal to one-third of the $20,000,000 note Issue guar anteed by the bank. It Is not clear where the silver Is. The olllclals of the bank ai- f-ert that Spain withdrew It. but some notn ImMorH cay the sliver la still held by the bank or contend that. If the biiik allowed : i withdrawal. It Is still responsible for the redemption of the notca As the question Is one of keen Interest to Ihc business community Iho commission propose * to probe it carefully. The llanci Kipanol Is capitalized at JS.000,000. Thn amount ot deposits is not known to the commission , but It U supposed to be at IPASI SI,000,000. The directors are wealthy. Op- tlons on bank stock worn held a few days ago by prominent Americans. A good block of Havana bonds Is held In New York. First mortgage * were quoted on the loo.U bourse today at 102. M ! takM , owing to Ignorance of Amerl- r&nn with the language , und also to ( lie fact that many Cubans do not speak English occur frequi tly. Labt week the patrol stopped the dancing In a prhnte house , supposing It lo be \ public hall and Insisting wrongly that all * flam-Ing must stop at midnight. The ex- SUtmtlotis were not understood by the pa- iroi , but the dancers realized there hit ! brr.i a mistake. llcstrs. LanuzR and Jose Sllguel Oomer , lucmbciA of the Cub.m commission which rw utly visard Washington , have arrived hcii on board , the St'suruiKa , Chief SUIBMHI Slaua of the Seventh aria * eorp * has asked Giocral FItihugh Lee. Itf / coruauriden to make thn meditation or rery one In the province of Havana com pulsory. One hundred and sixtv-one coin kit emalljiox have be u reported. VANCOUVER PEOPLE CORDIAL llrri-lXlon Temlorril the I'lilllniilne C'oiimiloMlonrr * on 12 vr of Their Ill-part n ! < ( u tin * VANCOUVER , B. c. , j n so. Those who witnessed the reception Riven tonight to Profs. J. G. Schurman and D. C. Wor cester , Philippine commissioners. must have been ItntircBseil with the cordiality that now exists between 'ho United States and the rest of the English speaking nation * . The two commissioners arrived thla evening on tbo delayed Canadian Pacific express and dcsplto rain there was a representative crowd of citizens at the station to erect them Secretary Stein of the Hoard of Trade read an address expressing the gratification of the members at meeting the commissioners at thlj western capital of the British empire. Particular tlroES was laid oil the fact that Mr. Schurniau Is Canadian born. The board icmlnded the commissioners that their duty would lead them close to a spot forever hal lowed by the action of an American com mander. who two years ago wont to the suc cor of the British admiral and assisted In the rescue of British sailors lying wounded on the mud flats at the mouth of the Pclbo. Intervening against a friendly power and defending his action with the memorable reply : "Illood Is thicker than water. " Such an act could not be forgotten and was cher ished In the memory of those who were anxious , the board believed , In certain eventualities , to be able to pay the debt. The board prayed that their labors might have a successful Issue. OHIO SOLDIERS TAKE LEAVE Four ConipnnlcH. ( 'OIINN | < | IIK of Pour Ilnnilrcil u nil Twelve ? Mfii nnil Mne OfTlcr-rn , Start for I'lilllpiilucn. COLUSIBUS , 0. , Jan. 30. Companies H. D , it and L of the Seventeenth United States Infantry , 412 men and nine oillcers , left CoIumbiiH today for the Philippines. They go via New York and are to sail from that port on February 1. Captain Brush was In command. The regiment made but a short march to the Union station , but it WHS given a hearty send-off despite the snow storm which prevailed. A special train over the C. , A. & C. road carried the men to New York. SMAM.i'ox I.NCIIKASIM ; AT < io\f mint-lit liiMlltutPM CitnipiilNory Varcltiilllon for Kv Tyl > o l.v. SAN JUAN. Porto Rico , Jan. 30. Small pox Is Increasing at Ponre , where IfO cacs are under treatment. The military govern ment will Immediately begin compulsory vaccination. Chief Surgeon Huff says there Is no occasion for special alarm , as the con ditions are not unusual. Reports from other points In the Island tell of only scattered eaten. A number of native prisoners In the San Ju.m penitentiary attacked an American soldier who was doing sentry duty today. The sentry was compelled to bayonet ono of his assailants. Captain A. S. Snow , who has been com mandant of the San Juan naval elation , has been appointed by General Henry to take charge of the port of San Juan. for Tlilril Kii CHICAGO. Jan. 30. General M. V. Sheri dan , commander of the Department of the Lakei , , tu ay completed'ufiu'nK'diacins - for" the departure of the third expedition to the Philippines , which will starl from New York February n. The troops will sail on the transport Sheridan and go over the fame route taken by the ( Irst expedition. The first stop will bo made at Gibraltar and the next i at the Suez canal. This expedition will con- 1 slat ot eight companies of the Twelfth In fantry from Jeffernon Barracks , Mo. ; four companies of the Twelfth Infantry from Fort Illley , Kan. , und four companies of the Sev enteenth Infantry from Columbus Bar racks , O. Drunken Solillrrx Make Tronlili1. HAVANA , Jan. 30. There wore three cases last week of the abuse of the citizens on the part of American soldiers. Upon two occasions soldiers took eatables from street venders , refused to pay for them and struck the venders and citizens who took their part. Upon one occasion two drunken sol' dlers Insisted upon penetrating Into a pri vate house. Insulted the women of the house and only desisted upon the approach of a patrol. The local comment upon these inci dents Is severe. THIRD STARTSFOR MANILA _ 2 < U1el < MV-7.i > ro Wen tli or for Horvli-o lu Troplrttl flln.nl. ' . ST. PAUL. Jan. 30. With the mercury at 2G degreed below zero the Third regular Infantry today began Its long Journey to the tropical heat of the Philippines. The heavy baggage train left last week , nnd soon after daylight tolay : the regiment began Its Jour ney. Colonel Page had requested that there bo no formal farewell , but a largo crowd cheered the departing soldiers. This regi ment has boon located at Fort Snclllng for ten years , except for the four months of hard Cuban service. It is the oldest Amerl- can regiment , with a gallant record extend- Ing back lo Iho revolullonary war. The othcers nnd men were divided into live sec tions , headquarters and Companies I and SI taking the Burlington , the others being dis tributed to the Minneapolis & St. Louis , Wisconsin Central , Chicago Great Western and Omaha. At Chicago they will transfer to the Lake Shore and expect to reach Jer sey City on February 1. NITRO GLYCERINE EXPLODES Two C3n Well Slinnlcrn. Tlunvlnu' ( Inl i\ilo : | lv 'N , Arc Ilnrlcil ( o llcnlli. PORTLAND. I ml. . Jan. 30. While thaw- Inn nllro-Blycurlne , preparatory to shooting a woI ! on the Rico and Kmerson lease , near Wnst Liberty , the compound exploded James Thompson and Gibson Goodcn. ex porlimctxl men. who were ovcrseelns the work , were hurled lo their death , being ol most torn to pieces. The force of thox " plosion wan heard for inHcs and the thock , was distinctly felt In this clly. The dcai mm were well known among the oil work i > rs. nvemhlni ; In the neighborhood of thi vell about to bo shot IB. demolished , Promt I'ltili ! eB rirhl'H I'orfrnll. CHICAGO , Jan. 30. Charles A. Gray' ; llfu-slzo oil portrait nf Kugene Field wa formally presented to the Chicago Press clut I to.lay. The picture Is n splendid likeness am Is similar to the picture which -Mr. Gray palnte l for Scrlbner's. The m-esentaticn ex crcU6 were held in tlio club reception roon before n largo audience of newspaper men , ruul other friends of the late poet. Tbo pro mentation addrcre was made b ? Luther Lnllln .Mills. In behulf of the ulub. President Wll Ham Knox , In .1 few appropriate words , ac cepted the gift. BOISK , Idaho , Jen. 30. Application fo habeas corpus In the case of "Dlnmoni Field Jack" Davis , who Is nenlenceU tr lung February 1 , based on the uiicoimlltu tlnnnllty of the act under which Davis < va urmccutcd , was today denied by L'nlte < Static Judtfl lU-a'tly. ' An appeal was taken the attorney central agrteln to a tay c Decisive Majority in Opposition to the Anti- Dreyfus Agitators. IMPORTANT TO PRISONER ON DEVIL'S ' ISLE All IteMoliitloii * III ( lip CHRP , tfmler 'I'll In DrclMon. Arc to HP Sub mitted to tilt * Hntlro Court of I'AIUS , Jan. SO. The Chamber of Depu ties today by a vote of 316 to 189 adopted the government's proposal to submit to the committee entrusted with such matters the bill providing that cases of trial re vision shall be brought befr.re the united sections of the court of cassation. The report of M. * Mnsau , first president of the court of cassation , on the charges of M. Quecnay do Ucaurepalre , the former presi dent cf the civil section of that body , will bt' rend before the committee. The minister of Justice , M. Lebrct , Intro- need the. bill ami asked that It be sent o .1 committee. It was read amid pro- oiind silence. Tbo preamble of be neasure , declaring that the bill was one of eccsslty for peaeo and to restore calm In lie country , was greeted with applause rom the center and murmurs from the xtremo left. M. Georges Berry , representing the First tvte'lon of the Seine , said the Chamber was ot awnro why the government Introduced ho bill and asked for the official publication f the evidence In the case of M. Bard , who eported on the Dreyfus case to the court f causation ( cheers. ) The premier , SI. Dupuy , said lie did not ish the Chamber to vote In the dark. Ho as desirous that full light bo thrown 'on 10 subject , an3 therefore the government oulil subn.ii. to the committee the complete octimcnts In the case. ( Cheers ) ; The remler then asked the Chamber to pro- eed with the discussion of the budget. Itnillpnl Iteiiiilillenii I ) rum nil. M. Massabul. radical republican , reprc- entlng the Esplolon district of Evyrlon , xprossed surprise that the criminal cham- er of the court was allowed to continue the evlslon Inquiry. ( Leftists protests ) . M. Mlllerand , radical socialist. First dls- rlct of the Seine , reproached the govern- lent with Interrupting the course of Justice ml with placing the matter In the hands f the Chamber , which , tic added , meant dat henceforth It would be Impossible for nythlng to bo kept secret and It would bo eccssary to publish everything. ( Leftist pplause ) . The premier replied that the committee vould have full power to ask for the pub- Icatlon of the documents and the Kovcrn- iient would not object. If the Chamber oted the bill all the documents referring o the Inquiry would have In bo submitted o all the members of the court of cassation , lo added : "This matter can he threshed > ut later and the government will then bo vllllng to reply to all questions , " M. vaure , nationalist member for the first llvlslon of Algeria , demanded that the bill bo sent to the special committee , "Thereby ireyentlng the criminal court , whoso Impar- Inlity Is suspected , of taking part In the on the rcvlslonJ' . , - _ . , , , , , Th'fc t > remit ! ks caused an uproar In the hainber. The minister of Justice replied hat the conclusions of SI. MBSBU'B report et aside any question as to the sincerity irtd rectitude of the magistrates. The Chamber then rejected'by a vole of If ! to IS'.t M. Faure's demand and adopted he government's proposal to send the bill o the committee intrusted with such mat ers. The house then proceeded to discuss ho budget. Court AVI 11 Hear All. It developed today .that the government proposed at first that only certain revision udgmonts should bo submitted to the cn- , lro court of cassation , but the bill ns Intro- luced proves that all resolutions are to be submitted to the entire court. The preamble , after advancing Judicial 1 reasons for advancing the bill , concludes as follows : "Tho new bill applies directly to an affair which Is now profoundly dividing the na tion. Doubtless the objection -will be raised that the new law Is made to fit a certain circumstance. Hut It Is above all a law of necessity and appeasement. We bellovo that the Judgment of the entire court of cai- satlon will appeal .to every one with Ir resistible force and end the agitation and differences which have too long disturbed the nation. " The committee to which the bill was sub mitted will examine M. .Mazeau tomorrow v. and several of the commlttoemen Intend also to examine the suspended Judges. Major Count Esterhazy has again been . before the criminal section of the court of cassation , but It Is understood that he re fuses to give any further testimony before the section and Insists upon being heard by thn en tire court. The committee met after the Chamber had adjourned and M. Mazean'o report was communicated to It. MM. Polncaire and Bourgeois are organizing the opposition to the government's bill. It appears that MM. Loew. Bard and Mnneu refused to appear before St. Mazeau's committee and they will probably be summoned before th com mittee of the Chamber. If asked In justify their conduct they may bo canipelleu to pro duce the secret evidence they received. In that event , the whole truth will come out In the Chamber of Deputies. lieiiril Front. SI. Qucsnay Beaurepalre , the former president of the civil sscllon of the court of cassation , In an article In the Kcho de Paris today , urges the mem bers of the Chamber of Deputies not to bo satisfied with reading the letter of SI. Slasau , first president of the court of cassation , on the subject of SI. Deaurepairc's charges , butte | to Insist upon reading the evidence In the case. He assctts that SI. Mas.ni received testimony rendering certain members of the criminal court liable to penalties , and adds that he Is convinced the deputies will not allow the Inquiry to be stifled. If the dep- utles refuse to act SI. Beaurepalre says ho will do so himself by Inducing the witnesses lo allow him lo publish their evidence. The minister of war , SI. de Freyclnet , has authorized Major Gaudalotte , the republican guard , to challenge SI , Urbaln Gohlcr , author > of the article "The Army Against < ho Na lion , " which caused a great outcry , owing to Its severe condemnation of militarism and which led to a debate In the Chamber of Deputies. The article Is considered Insult- Ing to Slajor Gaudalette. . . . . . 1'UMJS AT IS > I.V.\U I'AIACK. Kintiri-HM SelretN to ( hi * PEKIN. Jan. 30 , The Chinese here eay the dowager emprras has decided upon u policy retarding the successor to the throne. It Is detailed that at a meeting of her rela tives recently held the- selected the suc cessor of the present emperor , but the Identity of the person selected U not di vulged. All reports , however , ngreo that a change at the palace la Impending. The emperor la still itrlctly guarded in the southwest corner or the Island palace. The drawbridge ! connecting thi > Island with the shore Is drawn up at night and pvrry mornIng - Ing the Ice around the Island Is broken In order ( o prevent unauthorized persons from approaching I ! . ' It Is asserted that the 'dowager empress now , practically Ignores tbc grand council ol state and the tsuns-11-yamen , or Chinese foreign office. IIAM'OIII'S lUiVM COMF..S TltlT. roiiNtltnetitN on llrltnln' * lliUMiJ' llelntloin vllli Atnerlen. LONDON. Jan. 30. nt. Hon. Arthur James Balfour , first lord of the treasury anil the leader of the ministerialists In the House of Commons , delivered hU annual address this morning to his constituents at Slanchester. After speaking of the Intrinsic difficulty which continental nations tlnd In understanding Great Britain's alms , no con- tlnut-d as follows : "But there Is surely one great country which , by community of language , religions , blood , origin and oven Institutions , Is well fitted to understand uo ami u country which we should be well flttpd to untJerntanil. Need I say that the country to which I refer Is the United States ! It was In this hall In ISfiG that 1 first spoke of Ihe International , relations between the United States and England In those dark days of the Venezuelan controversy , when public feeling In America had been aroused by the wholly unfounded sVsplcloii that we had some designs of empire In South America , and when by n natural reaction we felt that our brethren on the other side of the water had neither Judged nor treated us with knowledge and fairness. I then expressed firm faith that the time would come when all speaking ( ha English lan guage and nharlng the Ajiglo-Saxon civiliza tion would bo united with a sympathy uiilch no mere political divergence could per manently disturb. "The three years that have elapsed since have wrought a marveloar change In the relations between the > o countries , a change which once ru.ld" , s a change that ought lo bo permanent , for It Is founded , as I hope , upon mutual onnpathy , mutual comprehension and the ber.ef that a great and free community dcalr > a the privileges It enjoys extended far and 'Idc to all conti nents and among all natlf is. " MAKING HEADWAY Iff Un TltAUH I'ruiNxliiii ] ) ! > > ( In Si-rloi i\y \ Coucurnoil Over . \nirrlc'iiu Nil ar TruM. BRHUM. Jan. 30. Durii the discussion of the sugar question in t' lower house of the Presslan Diet today , Don Erffa , refer ring to the opinion of the ecretary of the Imperial treasury , Ilaron ron Thlelmann , that there U no danger lo ' e German sugar Industry from America In ho near future , said the manufacturers ol Saxony took a quite different view from lo e who pooh- poohed the danger and und' rated the colos sal financial resources anil terprlse of "the American Sugar trust.lvh i , in California particularly , was makliiir'j ; * at headway In sugar production. Tho.onl thing .to help German manufacturers , ] In cho opinion of the speaker , was lo llghtei 'he excise duty on sugar and thus promote idmo consump tion. Daron von Hammeratelnlonv the min ister of agriculture , In rep said he fully agreed with the statemeu * ivit the most serious danger existed from nierlea. More over , he remarked , tbj. < ortrof , sugar , frorn CMhwouM' E * > vJ./t > tlu2Vfci ct rtur'nt , the next few years , nor t'hnt energetic and Intelligent American capitalists had taken the matter In hand. The danger arising from the production of beet sugar In America , ha further said , was continually ncrenslng and It was true .that the export of jcrman sugar to 'America was 2,100,000 dophel centner ( double hundred weight ) be- ow the exports of Great Britain. Never theless , It constituted a considerable pro- xjrtlon of the production and the only remedy was an Increase of the home con sumption. It had already been found that the use of sugar In the army Increased the marching capabllltloi of the soldiers. It was also excellent In fattening pigs. Trlliutr ( o ClinrlcN I. LONDON , Jan. 20. The 250th anniversary of ttio execution of King Charles I. was celebrated today by the Legist and Jacobite eagues In London and the provlncts. Num bers of wreaths and floral crosses were deposited - posited at the foot of the Charles I , statue In Whitehall , In the presence of the leading legists and Jacobites , who stood barc- headed during the ceremony. Conspicuous among the tributes was a shield , mirmnuntcd by a crown of immortelles from the Amorl- can Jacobites. Attached to It was n whlta silk ribbon Inscribed : "America remembers her martyred king. " - - - lml nt Ien > . LONDON , Jan. 30. In the probate divi sion of the high court of justice today Lady Sarah Curtis was granted leave to presume the death of her husband , Sir Arthur Colin CurtlH , bart. , third baronet of that name , occurred near Quesnelle , Slud river , British Columbia , while he was on his way to the Klondike. Evidence was given that he left his party camp on June 10 , 1S9S , after a dis agreement , aml has not been Been since. The cstale is valued at 16,000. TnkfH lllH Aiiirrifiiit AVIfc'nniiii * . LONDON , Jan. 30. H Is announced that Queen Victoria hat been pleased , at 'ho desire of Leander J. SlcCormlck of Chicago > , to grant a license for Frederick B , Good- hurdt of Iladlow castle , Tonbrldge , to as- Hiinto the name of .McCormlck. The Slow ing Post says : "We believe this Is the first occasion upon which a Britisher liaa added his American wife's maiden name to his , own. " Sir. Goodhardt Is the conservative candidate for Devonport. S | > IIIINI | TionpstiirliiK Home. PONTA DBLGADO. Azores Islands , Jan. 30. The Spanish transport Kins has ar- rived here from Clenfuegos , Island of Cuba , with repatriated Spanish troops on board. Three of the soldiers died on iho voyage and twonty-nlni men were dangerously 111 when Ihey reached thin port. The steamer has been mibjected to a rigorous quarantine. Illv : Tlx-ft of UhimomlM. LONDON , Jan. 30. Special dispatcht-H from Dresden say that a man named Rcif has been arrested there on the charge ot stealing diamonds worth 20.000 marks. It Is added that he was formerly a newspaper man of Nnw York , from which city ho is Eald to have eloped with a young woman. Only ( V u I nil Afririi liivolvpil. PARIS. Jan. 30. The Flsaro today de- clacs : that the negotiations between the llrltlih and French governments rlo not con cern , as supposed , Newfoundland und Slada- gasear" . but the Bahr-KI-Gazal territory of the Nile valley. i * SI I'll in t-r on Flrp , YOKOHAS1A. Jan , SO. The Japanese steamer Yamaguchl Slaru , Captain Allen , of Seattle , January 11 , for thla port , la on lire at Oglnohamo. Every means available Is being taken to extinguish the fire. l.niinilrli-N Ciilut ; lulu u Trnxl. CHICAGO , Jon. 30. Every ttcam laundry of any Importance in Chicago will be op erated by one stock romr-any If the preiien' irUiM do not miscarry. Contracts of fal < huvo been entered Into by thirty-eight tcam laundry compioleii and negotiations die uniUtr uv in ( .M-uru fikftv-iun ninra. MERCURY MAKES RECORD DIP Low Point of Winter Reached in the Morning Sunehine. ALL NEBRASKA VISITED BY SEVERE WEATHER In ( 'ilonulo ItnllronilM Are Rloeknileil unit I'm * InliitiN In Mini } ' TIM * UN Hun Sliorl I.OMNen on C'ntllu Are llenvy. For ten minutes before 0 o'clock yesterday morning Omaha people experienced the cold est weather of the winter. At that time the . thermometer at the weather bureau regis tered ! 15 degrees below zero and private . thermometers , in various parts of the city Indicated . all the way from 10 to 21 degrees. . It was fi degrees colder lhan the previous low temperalure , which was 10 degrees on . , the morning of December 31. The conditions were somewhat unusual In the respect that the coldest period occurred long after the sun had begun to exercise Its moderating powers. The lowest regis tration during the night was 13 degrees. At 7 o'clock it was one degree warmer , and then ( the mercury felt steadily until the minimum was reached. Then the upward tendency was again apparent and from 0 o'clock It steadily grew warmer. Continued cold Is Ihc prediction of the local forecast ofllclal , and there Is no reason to expect a material in crease of temperature before Wednesday. The cold wave Is most pronounced to the north and eastward over the lakes. The coldest point was In Awilnlbola , where thu noses ot the Inhabitants were bitten by an atmosphere that registered 34 degrees below. It warj very cold through the Dakotas and Stlnnesota , Hie minimum of 30 degrees be ing reached at Diiluth. II was above zero through Wyoming , Western Stonlana and Colorado , Iho comparatively sultry Unipera turo of 42 degrees being recorded at Salt Lake. In Nebraska the reports vary from zero along the southern line lo 10 degrees below at Valenllne. At North Platlc It was 8 degrees below , with light snow , nnd enow- was also falling at most points In the south and wcet. Severe Co 111 Inel > rn kn. FREMONT. Neb. . Jan. 30. ( Special. ! This morning was the coldest day of the season. The mercury , which stood around 20 degrees above yesterday afternoon , dropped to 20 below at 8 o'clock this morn ing. In some places It was reported even lower. A sharp wind from the north made the cold still more Intense. SYRACUSE. Neb. . Jan. 30. ( Special Tele gram. ) Tbo mercury stood at 12 to 16 da greca below zero this morning In different locations In tbo cl'.7. LYONS. Neb. . Jan. 30. ( SneclnU Thn mercury stands at 23 degrees below zero , the lowest paint It lias registered here thla season. No snow baa fallen. WEST POINT. Neb.kJan : 30. ( Special. ) Extremely cold weather still prevails in this section. The thermometer this morn ing was 15 decrees below. Business paralyzed , tne cold preventing travel on tbo country roada. HARVARD. Neb. , Jan. 30. ( Spcclal.l The mercury was up to 30 above , .zero TCS- linliy , but -iMttnlght dropped to ij bnlpw. 'SUHUVLER. Neb. . Jan. 30. ( Soeclal. ! The thermometer registered 22 degrees above zero yesterday afternoon nnd IS decrees below - low zero this morning , colder by 6 degrees than on any previous day this winter. UED CLOUD. Neb. . Jan. 30. ( Special. ) Anolher cold wave struck this place last night , sendlnn the mercury down to 10 do- grces below zero. A light snow accompanied It. BLOOSIINOTON. Neb. . Jan. 30. ( Special. ) It has been blowing hard the laat twenty- four hours. About an Inch of snow has fallen. The last thirty days have been pleas ant weather and the chance Is felt se verely. Grent Storm In MoimlniiiM. DENVER. Jan. 30. Snow began falling on tbo mountains shortly after midnight last night and the storm which has been raging slnco a week ngo , with an occasional let-up , Is again In full blast. There have been numerous snow slides and at Apex , Colo. , the wlfo and tow small children of William Rudolph were burled in a slide and killed. The town of Breckinrldge , about forty miles from Lcadvllle , Is completely Isolated. Fuel and provlslocs are getting low and much suffering from the lack of necessities must surely result. Not a wheel has moved out of Como on the South Park road for two days and reports from there tell of great losses to range stock. The mines about Lcadvllle have been forced to close down , a1 * no ore can bo moved. Hundreds of men have worked nlrac t Incessantly at different points on the South Park line between Como and Lcadvlllo to open the road to traffic , but have at last been compelled to surrender to the elements. Snow Is packed In great drifts in the cuts and wind plies It In as faat as the shovelers can make an opening. Kokomo Is almost hidden away by the banks of snow on all sldre. Snow slides are fre quent and danger of destruction threatens the town. No trains have moved west of Leadvlllc on the Colorado Midland for scv- cral days. Should the storm keep up Its present fury great suffering and loss of life will result. The storm extends along the mountains In Wyoming and already the loss cf cattle has been great , DENVER , Colo. , Jan. SO. The snow storm has continued all day over the greater part of Colorado , and Is said by old settlers to bo a record breaker. Nearly nil the moun tain railroads are blockaded and In most cases the companies have given up the hope of opening them until after the Btorm subsides. Snowslldes are reported at many places , but tbo only loss of life so far known was at Apex , where the family of William Rudolph was burled under tous ot Ice and snow. The temperature has. been falling nil day. At 9 o'clock tonight It was near zero In Denver , with a prospect of going con siderably below before morning. At Como , In the southern part , It has been snowing continuously for live days , and eighteen Inches have fallen In the last twenty-four hours. A rotary plow , with three engines , left here this afternoon , with a gang of carpenters , to remove a snow- slide and repair a burned bridge near Slount Princeton and thus release a freight train , which has been imprisoned since Friday. It Is stated that a stcge line will be started from Grant , a station on the Colorado rado & Southern , elxty miles from Denver , to Lcadvllle. in case thp railroad Is not opened soon. A nio Grande passenger train had a nar row es-ape from destruction about a mile from lied Cllffe today. Engineer Rush sa-v a elide coming down the mountain side and reversed his engine In time to save the train , though the engine was derailed , the tender demolished and tbo fireman slightly hurt. hurt.WICHITA WICHITA , Jan. 30. Snow began falling early this morning and a severe blizzard ex tends ever southern Kansas and Oklahoma. CHKVn.N'NK. Wyo. . Jan. SO , ( Special TeN esratn--A ) snow storm , accompanied by low temperature , prevailed throughout Wyoming for the twelve hours undine at noon today. CONDITION OF THE WEATHER Forecast for Nebraska fair and Continued Cold ; Northerly Winds. 'IViiiiiiTiitiirr lit ( tintiltn > emterilnvi Hour. Ue . Hour. Urti. . " . u , in. , , . . . II I | i , in - 7 ( i n. in in - p. n : i 7 : i > in us : t i > . 111 is S it. ill II -I p. Ill I n , 111 ii n p. in i 10 II. Ill lit It | l. III I 11 II , in. . . . , . 11 7 | i. til - n in u H ii. in u U | i. Ill I * . Uelow zero. An average of eight Incurs of snow fell. The temperature la below zero. Trains to the piescnt time have hern moving on time on all railroads. Stockmen anticipate email losses of stock unless the cold weather con tinues several days. RAWLINS. Wyo. , Jan. 30. A terrible blizzard has been raqlng In Rawllns county. With the wind blowing sixty miles an hour the snow ban drifted badly. The storm will bo severe on stock In the valley , as the now Is crusted , preventing sheep from securing feed. C'olil In Mltinenntii. ST. PAUL , Jan. 30. Thirty-eight degrees below zero at B.UIlrford and 10 below : it Slnrqurtle were the official extremes of tem perature in the northwest to.lay. The local rec-crd , 2ii below.a the coldest In years. Unolllclal reports gave temperatures run ning clown to 12 below at Hat Portage. KANSAS CITY , Jan. 30. A severe bliss- zard broke over the southwest early this morning and raged tlercely today. A high north wind piled up the snow badly iiud Interfered to a greater or leM extent with railroad tralllc. The temperature averaged from 2 to ii degrees below zero. TOPEKA , Jan. 30 If the fall of snow continues , accompanied by as strong n wind as has been blowing slnco nu early hour tills morning , the Kansas rallrnailu will be practically at the mercy nf the storm by night. Whul KHOW has fallen up to this afternoon has drifted rapidly , filling < ho cuts along the railroad lines. Uoports re ceived nt the Santa Fe nnd Rock Island offices In this city state that the s'orm Is practically confined to the Htnte and Is more severe In the central and i-n tcrn portion. At all points In the stnto the mercury Is reported hovering near the zero mark. CLEVELAND , Jan. 30. The worst bliz zard of the winter Is raging In northern Ohio today. The mercury has been hovering around the zero mark for the last forty- eight hours. A fine , penetrating snow la falling , accompanied by a high wind. Trains from the cast are generally arriving lale , owing lo Hie storm and severe cold. The westbound continental fast mall on the Lake Shore , however , was only five minutes be hind Hchedulo time. Kate Stevens , 70 years old , was found unconscious In her room to day , being frozen. Physicians say HUC will die. Ten Ill-low nt Cllli-nno. CHICAGO. Jan. 30. Ten degrees below zero nt ib o'clock marked the lowest notch reached by the mercury this winter In Chi cago. The eold Is growing more Intense anil before morning It U probable that lu or is degrees below zero wlir be reached. The mercury lias huggei ! he ui < ! . * side of the zero mark nearly i. < ay , tUe high- p l trmperaturo being 3 aboat I p. m. . , * u ferine , among tlio poor , but though frozen hands ] , feet and faces have been numerous no | deaths ntlrlbutablo to the cold havn oc curred as yet. The extreme cold Is ex pected to continue at least two days longer. ST. LOUIS , Jan. 30. A veritable blizzard has struck St. Louie. Snow began falling \ soon , after noon and It Is coming down with J the prospect of a heavy covering before It , abates. The weather Is growing colder rapidly , and according to weather bureau oniclals , the thermometer will fall to lo degrees below zero sometime during Iho night. A special to the Post-Dispatch from Springfield. Slo. , says : An Inch of snow lias fallen hero today. The temperature has dtopped to f > degrees below zero , which la thn coldest slnco January , 1S05. DUIJUQUU , la. , Jan. 30. Severe weather continues. The government Ihermometcr marked 17 degrees below zero , while olliers showed IS to 23 degrees below. Business Is at a .standstill. Reports show the severest weather of the season throughoul northern Iowa. There lf much suffering among stock. ST. LOUIS , Jan. 30. At noon today the promised blizzard with plenty of snow changed to merely a spell of cold weather by nightfall , Snow frll during the afternoon to a depth of two Inches and ceased , but a strong wind from the north blew steadily , low.crlng the thermometer to 3 degrees above zero nt 7:30 : tonight. KANSAS CITY , Jan. 30. The unusual cold weather provalln throughout western Slissouri and the state of Kansas. In Kan sas City where the , mercury registered zero at 9 o'clock this morning , the temperature steadily fell until 1 o'clock thin afternoon , when the government weather bureau oni clals recorded 4 degrees below yero. fienernl Condition * . WASHINGTON. Jan. 30. The high pres sure area central Sunday In the north of .Montana has moved to South Dakota nnd has caused a decided fall In tcmpcralure from Ihe middle and soulhern Rocky moun tain regions to j.he middle SIIss ; slpp | val ley. Dodge City. Kan. , reports a fall of 40 degrees in twenty-four hours nnd to B degrees below zero. Temperature 20 to 3i ! degrees below the normal prevailing In thli region Snow has fallen In the Red River of the South , Ihe Ohio and Mississippi valleys , the lake regluro. the middle and northern Rocky mountain regions ami riln has fallen In the middle gulf states. The weather has been fair , with stationary temperature on the Pacific coast. Light snow may be expected In the mid- rtlo und soulhern Allautlo suites , except rain In Florida , Snow will also full In the Rocky mountain region. A cold wave will occur In Iho middle nnrt west gulf states and much colder weather by Tueuday night In the Atlantic states. Continued low temperature may be rxpecte.l In the middle Sllealsslppl valley nnd tin lake regions , and It will be slightly warmer In the middle and northern Rocky moun tain regions and Red River of the North valley. FAMILIES MADE HOMELESS ! > 'ire I'liiK l'ro/i-ii I | > In Chlc-iico anil > o Wnter ' Sci-nri-il .turrim * Uni-npe * . CHICAGO. Jan. SO. Fourtosn famin i were rendered homeless tonight by fire , which destroyed the thrsu-story tenement douse at 12I-12C Fifty-sex oml street The lire plug In the vicinity of the buildIng - Ing was frozen up and by tbc time the engines could obtain water the building was gone. The firemen carried several women out of the building just In time to provcut them from belns overcome with smoke. Sirs , Sarah Grlmct refused to leave the rooms and kept her three children with her. The llremeu were compelled to dran fi-'i- out by force. The building , which was worth 111.000. was totally destioved. STILL J DRAGS AIM Little Olmnge in the Contest for United States Senator at Liucolu. LEGISLATURE CASTS ELEVENTH BALLOF Thirteen Members Pnll to Answer to Theii Names When Roll is Called , ISRAEL VOTES FOR JUDGE G. W , NORRIS This Makes a New Entry in the Exciting Race for the Togn. NO CHANGES LIKELY TO OCCUR TODAY e llnjtMii-il Cnndnnrn Conlldrtit , le Tlumn > Non' SiiimrtiT | l.oxu .None of Their Atrveo Clmiu'o for Allen. -Iliillotn.- 1. II. 7. M. I' . 10. 11. Alien r.s ri : ns % s 57 ns r > u llii.vnni'il UN - IIIII -II ill ) Hit III \Vehnler . . Ill in IO 111 III III lit TlininiiMin I Klelil I I . . . . 1 ! r Ii ' \vcNion . . - : t i i r. 4 i II eerie . . . . U it U - - U - iiiiiKiuMv . y i i t i : t Vnn Dnxrii i i i i : i t i.iutiii'Hoii : t a . : i i i AilnniH . . . U 1 I 1 1 t < < irnlf.li . . . I 1 I Viilenllne it. . . . 1 1 1 \itrrli llnlner . . . I . > DllVlllMIMI I Murtlii . . . I l.lttle 1 Total . . .1:11 : 11:11 iiu : 1:11 : ito : 1:10 : 1 :0 : Toc-lei-t. . ( Ill 01 07 IKI (1(1 ( ( Ml ( II LINCOLN , Jan. 30. ( Special Telegram. ) The ballot today was practically n repetition of that of Friday. Aside from there being several absentees there was no change ex cept the vote of Israel , who landed on G. W. Norris , who has not hitherto figured In the contest. This makes nineteen names In the list of republicans complimented with votes , The new entry In the senatorial tournament U Judge Ncrrls of the district bench for the dis trict from which Representative Israel balls. The absentees among the republicans were : Ittrnner , Dltmar , McCarthy , Rouse and Smlthbcrgor. Representative Hathorn was present but did not vote , being paired with Klcster , populist. The fuslonlsts nbseiu were : Anderson of Klllmorc , Howard , Kles- tcr. Tanner , Taylor of Klllmore , Wright und Wheeler. Inillrlilunl Vole. The record of Individual vote Is an fol lows : Kor William V. Allen Senators Canaday , Dunn , Furrell , Hale , Knepper , Sillier , Mor gan , O'Nolll , Schaal. .Smith. .Spohn H. e , uKSlu\ * ' ibuiiiiiu'ltiu-.si " 'Dobry. Eastcrllng , Eastman , Elwood , Endlcott , Flynn , Frelz , Fuller , Grandstaff , Groll , Gros- venor. Hardy , Johnson , Loomls , I/emar , Mc- Cracken , SlcGlnley , Slemmlnger , Sloran , j Slorrlson J , Murray , Peck , Slecke , Shore , i Smith of Butler , SturgessSwan , Taylor ol | ' Cuslcr , ThompHon of Clay , Vandegrifl , Wat- 'eon ' , Weaver , Woodard , Wyman 41 ; grand total , G2. For SI , L. Ilayward Senators Allen , Arends , Alexander , Currle , Fowler , Glffsrt , Hnlderman , Hannibal , Holbrouk , Newell , Owens , Reynolds 12. House Armstrong , Bcrlet , Blake , Broderlek , Evans , Hall , Har ris , Hastings , Hicks , Nesblt , Pollard , Prince , Sandall , Smith of Richardson , Tucker , Walling , Wllcox , Young , Zellcrs 19 ; grand total. 31. Kor John L. Webster Senalors Crow , Noyes , Van DUKCII 3. House Beverly , Bur- nan. Cox , Pelweller , Houck , ilyciu , Olm- stcd 7 ; grand total , 10. For D. C. Thompson Senators Itockc , Talbot - bet 2. House Anderson of Lancaster , Burns , Clark , Harkson , Lane 5 ; grant ! total , For J. B. Wcslon Senator Prout and Rep resentatives Chltlendeii , Jones , Hlbbert 4. For SI. B. Jteese ReprtBcntallvcs Haller and Thompson of Slerrlck 2. For F. I. Foss Representatives Mann and Grafton 2. For Field Senator Barton and Represent atives Chambers , Scott , Schalble and Weiul i * . For E. H. Hlnshaw Senator Steele 1. For Q. SI. Lambcrtson Representative Janscn 1. For C. E. Adams Representative Mil- bourn 1. For A. J. Cornish Senator SlcCargur 1. For J. H. Van Dtisen Representative Smith of Saline 1. For Valentine Representative Fisher 1. Kor O. W. Norris Representative Israel Ititle llemlwnr llrliiic Mnile. So far as can be seen no headway Is belnc made 'tonight by the various candidates for United Stales senator and Iho vote tomor row will probably bo a duplicate of that of today , with the addition of the votes of a few of the members who were absent enroll roll call today. Judge Ilayward expressed the opinion to night that ho still had the best chance to win , and said that so'far aa his forces were concerned the Hltuatlon was exactly the sama as It was on the day of the first ballot. He professes to bcllnve his friend * will re main true , and that many of the scatter ing votes will soon tome to him to stay. Among Ihe Thompson workers there la Iha same air of confidence as at the beginning of Iho llgtit. The claims often made that Thompson will get the benefit of a largo ) slump that will boon come from Ilayward and that most of the scattering votes will como on thn llrst call. Mr. Thompson said , tonlghl : "I wish It would get finished up. To a man with us large tmslm-w , Interest * OH I have to look after , thlx long drawn fight Is taking much valuable time nnd worry that I ought to devote to my bual- nesB. " Some apprehension hnx been expressed that a vole mluhl bo taken some day when so many republican members were absent thai Ihe fUHlonlsts would be able lo elect Allen under the majority rule promulgated by the lieutenant governor. In thinking thus tlio fact is not taken Into considera tion that the Joint rules require a majority of all members elected to raise a call ol the house. Thus If all thu fuilonlita were prcccnt and only five republicans , a cull of thn house could he had that would com pel the attendance of the other republican ! and It could not be ralswl until the re publicans were ready to ral e It , Under these rule * It Is Impossible to catch th republicans nappmc. About twenty -five members of the legis lature who have been voting for Hayw rd held a cauciu lonlght with three or four of th < , Hayward managers and workers who aie not members. Considerable dlHruisloi behind cloiuil doors resulted lu the fornn *