The Omaha Daily Bee.
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OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MOItXIISK, DECEMBER 3, 11MVJ TEN 1(.ES.
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ttrAt Ofil'Ul NL to WMLIncton ELut
tntf Out l.l llots.
WtiTCHH SLPCtOSS OMjCRID TO FtPORT
IparljaBt nf tarlenlinre draws AM
frntrt til Cart ft stamp On! ,a.
at axle fan! and Mth
.TO. fe J if Salmon reached
f'..,ain from V.hii,ii..n t...Ur Ida first
-un n hoi 1 a conference th fir
Mmi'l K llrnnH', (he ttoainti neni of the
tirai, tr Aua'ln fe-rfa, M. f of th
Maaaa. loiawia Anltil bureau, af.'l I'f John
It tlohlrrn rhUt .f the ' hnlogii divis
ion a Vi ahltigimi. I'na I of Cirnell
ntrlr and Ir lyunard I'earaon of Ih
t mtrral'r of IVnriarUanu
It Hainmn !l
1 h initin la very llaiiptlii, prln-
" I ' I I na !! fMi , ra ti a lie-n
a ' i' a riiarti'! nf.irfoila ii n! seal t-rlt: the
ootal"o '"l 0'',i-,a- H,.-re luia hr. n no
m ni " n. .i i " p i ( i h- o int-r of i ii rr
I t- .liaM. l.y fa..iia who have t -I I
i'f Cain, on alll tak nffiri-a h-re no an lo
pa. In lb" Inarat tf,iih wth the intlle lllj-
It. I'eiera lo.lay laue, a notice railing I
ali'iiMori in ihe a'alu'ra whlih direct local
beard of lira I'll lit report all nam of con
lacion union tattle a axon aa their pres
rm la i,nn
Hrlilah Mtrramaal aenrfa Warning.
W ACIIIM.T'lV, lire. : (ifhrlal notice of
It" action of i he llrlttah government pro
l.tll'ing the landing of stock from New
Ki.al.md was f,. today.
Vr .Voire lodny ord'-rcd about twenty
terliiary aurcona lo varloua western clt
Jea to proor to c Cngland to augment
th for-e i.f i ipi rta already fighting the ep
l lemlc Tbta forre aln will be added to
by th Inspector relieved from duty owing
10 th- iraaation cf expnri at Ion to Great
iDIITIMi. Me, lie- 2 The steamship
.("rials have stopped loading cattle nt this
rt un'll a.irl la received from Kngland
hial ame shipped from Canada via Maine
III bo allowed to land.
OWA IS AGAIN SUCCESSFUL
! Many l.easlltiai frliea mt Live
Hawk Ksblblllon MeM iaa
rilir-VGO. pee. J-f)eplfe the Inclement
rather tmlny prnyal one of the biggest In
"olnt of attendance In the history of the
international live stoi k n posit Ion, 40,0o0
tenpla paaalng tbe gate.
The Iowa Agricultural college came off
Ith ffying color, rapturing the principal
rle m rattle and hogs. Shamrk. the
grand eIlAmplon of the show, entered by the
Inaj role- in the fjt Angus grades, won
everything and aggregated ivrr I'.oo in cash
The low college alao won the prize for
the best general exhibit of cattle, sheep and
Alderman Fowler of Chicago sold his
l'rrhron stallion. I'erqur-I'a. to Mc
IwiiigMln Urn, of r'nlumhus. . after hav
ing win the rhampinnshlp over alt stallions
aa the show.
T sei nnl aamial meeting of the Ameri
can Fadra'tna of 'indent of Agriculture
aa he. tonight I the aew Record bulld
i(. Aa ad Iresa of wrl. nme aa made by
Mr Mortimer levering of Indianapolis, and
that rpon-.e by .). J. Ilaight of Champaign,
Art Inday were:
Wiar. l-yr-o. or over
H naea l ..nv..y. il
rlrst. Etiler at ;
P-r I Milt old ami over;
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Two first i
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tear H-t.ir month i I . t irt
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A rTt KOKAI'Kf AND CKHM!Kfl
a.ampton yeariltia. i-ompettiom limited
ft tl g't I rl i'I-i iaa lli-rel'or. afeer
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"t" i huM, I-ye-ir oiii "r oxer: First,
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CALL CATTLE CONVENTION
mmwmt mt Uilaaal Live lek .
t ! taasal
tN-ta.4 CITY. Daxv 3 -The official call;
ma a.vl annual convention of the N.i
uim ii Liv-aim k ain.n i.it ion on January 13
at iMif I l.).la
H a I lit on t ihM growing of livestock all '
aiill id linai t tea 'f)v be i-i '.ir -aeniMit. R.aiige
(mii'iai una -if can ie. aht .-p and horae at'
i ii let la rir in .ti ion at tbe ratio of,
dlea)Hia for aveyy io.iMmi head of slock.
lion-iwra -nay aiiiHiint -hre and county
oin.ai aaooner one, hv, !.). a.mltary
Woar-ta ilre. Ih eaim lt nan-i aud
ce-lera a'lti ion onu delcgata-at-I
at laraie an I mw for every twenty-five
awia In ea) tha'of, Ch.tinticra of Commerce I
ait! com we re ' h I ir4Hin xauons one for
l" mwin.Mur. i rnirti loa compa
a ea. imaaMoii an I dairy aaaociatiuna,
Wim a vn! companie. Htia Board of m-
'in ir an. I aatrti o.lt urwi uollegea, one del
4t -a h.
H ta i e.i ht 1 7 il) delegaie will
CHLC A3T0 TESTIFY
Vwaaanaaaaauat til Hea V uaaaia
attitaa Uaaa U !
'1 NTN. Pv. Wo. 3-Tha anthra
eli ooal otiiiu'-taloit la hri aud rfudy to
laaiiuta 'Hat aearmaia touiorrow.
II ia iai nii. iiui.u uf i h miua workers to
hi mi in i. .ii.-. in i a.) mi, i. Ha or llazlw
io4 Itait', i Vut ai iiufpoaa atKiul twroiy
M ma-la n I r'.il.iu it i . 41U0114 w noiu thrra
a ao.ti.1 a.iiiK ti 4U 1 tiiloriu. weru tTouahi
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a.i iiaa ..! laau 10 nu.a iau4
I 'lw ounUii luiia iirovakiliiHI iauu4
i ta lllaal UarrlLvM.
IN A TURMOIL
littternnr tttemnt in llrmotr Auditor,
ha I the I alter la nlalned
I tie I nnrla,
ll'iMii i ,f, v,.r 2.-.. --(Via Pun Fran
rlno, her 2 I --The trmiiTlsl senate met
In n'ri aiaalon on the imh, having been
tailed ,y be governor In consider the re
liioval aril appoint r i nt of public officials
n st reanlt of r n I exposure of itubrx-
I'oiir tiinaa''H wire rcielvcd from tbe.
orrnor in the day of organization, two
of 'bern i"lln ih the gi-nrral cltuatlon
ainl the othefa rrlntlnc to the depart ment .1
of th' amlllor ami th" auperlntpnilent of
nt. II'. aorka, and railing for the removal
of Auditor Aualln and Superintendent Poyil.
(lotirnor liole In a Kenornl mranair ti
ealefl a aenutorlnl Inveat larnt Ion nf all the
di 'partnientH nf the tjoyrrnment, anil the
enatr hm polnted rntnnilneea to carry
out the aiiKReatlnn,
The aenate haa rerelvfd 11 eommunlratlon
friirn Auditor Atiatln (IrdnrlnK that he was
unlawfully ruapended by the governor, the
latter havlna: nn l' al rlnht to auapeni him.
On the name day Judne Gear of the First
rlrrnlt court handed down a dnlhlon In
the ease of Auatln airatnut Attorney Gen
eral Imle, hnldlnK that the power of .
penalon aa not poaaemed by the governor
and granting a peremptory writ of nianda
mua directing the attorney general and
high ahi-rlff and deputy auditor to allow
Auntln lo reautue rluirge of hla ofTlre.
Armed with thin writ Auntln and hla at
tnrneya made another attempt to enter
the aiidltnr'a oftVe and lake charie. bill
Auntln aa met at the door by a pol're
officer who had been on guard for over
three month' alnce Auntln'a ausoenalon. to
keep hltn out. He wea rcfuned admittance
and an appeal wan taken from Judge Gear'a
The nulldera and Tradcra' exchange of
Honolulu la agitating the queation of se
curing rhlneae Inbor for the plantations
nf Hawaii, though opposed to having any
more nrlenlala brought Into the counvry
who are likely to remain la the cities and
become competitors of skilled laborers. Thfi
exchange appointed a committee to look
Into the matter. It will probably Join other
organlzationa in Honolulu, advocating that
the plantation be allowed Chinese labor
under proper restrictions.
The volcano has nubstd'-d again.
NAVAL WAR GAME BEGINS
AttarklnaT Mqaarlron Confident that
It Will lie Able to Scare
I'OUT )F PPAIN. Island of Trinidad
(fnlled States Flagship Iowa), Dec. 2.
Despite the superiority of Admiral Higgln
son's squadron over that of Admiral Sum
ner, the Inner Is confident that he will be
able to solie, without disaster the port to
form a base of operations against Cuba and
the American coast.
The problem presented requires Admiral
Sumner to fortify a port with mines and
guns. Inside of six hours. Should Admiral
Hlgglnson appear with a superior force be
fore the expiration of that time he would
be considered defeated-v . ... .
To determine the strength of the opposing
squadrons the department has given a bat
tleship the value of 20 points, a heavily
protected cruUer 8 points, a smaller pro
tected cruiser 5 polnta, a gunboat 3 points
and a torpedo boat or tender 1 point each.
It Is estimated that Admiral Hlgglnson has
12"! points and Admiral Sumner 66 points.
It Is believed that Admiral Hlgglnson tins
arranged with the I'nited States consuls
and weather observers In the West Indies'
to report the appearance of Admiral Sum
The aquadron Is constantly engaged In
target practice. In order to make a record
off Culhera Island.
Iowa will have finished coaling tomorrow
and then the aquadron will be ready to sail.
STRIKERS WILL WORK FREE
ragrri ta Algeria Wltheat
MARSEILLES, Dec. I. The only change
In the strike situation has been for the
worse, though no outbreak has occurred.
Work has almost ceased, as the crewa of
'u"s nave joineu mat ainarra, auu iu
movement or roreign vessels is aimcuu. Have been Inspected and reported on favor
The prefect has seen a number of shio ably. He stated that In all probability a
owners, with view to arranging a confer- ' special deficiency appropriation bill would
ence between owners and the strikers, but ; be passed In the next few daya for rural
all proved unyielding. Admiral Rouvlew ! fTee delivery service to cover the pay of
took similar steps, with the same result.
The Maeri s Maritime has decided to
i dlacharge temporarily all their officer! ex-
cept the raptains, first mates and chief en
gineers. The strikers held two meetings today and
resolved that they would furnish crews on
condition that the vessels be used purely
for the transportation of passengers and
mail. The strikers also offered to man
a vessel and take the delayed passengers
to Algeria without wages.
PARIS. Dee. 2 Ministers at a meeting
today decldi'd that owing to the serious
Interruption of traffic due to the strike at
Marseilles the government will organize
Immediately m provisional service by requl-
sitioning the company'! vessels and man-
nlng them with sailors from the navy.
ConHle t with Itaaalaa r!ker.
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LONWN. Dec. 2.-A special dispatch
from St. Petersburg today announced that ,
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ertoua conflicts occurred between Cossack ,
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and 3. "no atrtk.rs at Viadi-Vauaa. Shot:
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w. e exchanged and a few men were killed
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and thirty were wounded on both aides.
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l pward of ion striker were arrested.
LOOT BANK. FIGHT
nne e r
It out Their Way t
PIlJJNliS. Mont.. Deo. 2 The hank at
I Bridger, In Carbon county, waa entered by 1
i threri maaked men today and the cashier
ra-lieved of IJ.no'i. Imtucd'.atel v after the
robbery the men left on horseback '.or the I
Crow reservation. A purauing party has 1
been organized. 1
,h. rohharv occurr.d at noon. Th. ch-
l-r wa. at work InMde the rail when two
men entered aud covered hlta. A third
rtan stood at the door.
At this instant a mall carrier aooeared
ami was iium-J:'ily covt rad bv two Dlstola.
While oua man covtred them with his
piaiol the older ran bhtnd the counter
tnj grabbed all the munay lo slgnt.
All three ihe.i uiouuixi iholr hi,rf and
(I. d. Bvi ry horse in itlghl waa presaed luio
aervice aud pursuit was bftun.
A mile aud a half out r luwa the unaav
brau huuiiu from the saddle. The rub
ber ikhetfletl in their seats, reiurmd thtj
; ttre and held ibfir pursuers (f until ib r
! rea. hod thai tiiutMr. Thvy hava But beam
DIFFERENCES OVER TRUSTS
Many Method, for Curing Evils Hay Result
in Hone Being Applied.
LINCOLN GIVES BURKETT A HARD JOB
t ongreaaman-Klert Hlnsliarr llnay
About the Department (Ivll
Service Commlaalon Inalata
auadera Moat Go.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (Special Tele
gram.) Senator Allison, who In many re
spects Is the best equipped of the many
strong men In public life today to speak
of a president's message, said of the one
which was read today: "I like the mes
sage because of Its conservatism. It leaves
to congress the things which belong to con
gress. It Is well written and shows a broad
and comprehensive knowledge upon many
subjects. There arc a number of tersely
put phrases which will be used In public
prints for some time to come. Of course,
while I think the president's utterances aa
to trusts are most timely, yet I know what
diversities of opinion prevail in the senate
over the trust question. Should the house
pass an anti-trust bill or any amendment
to the bill of 1890 early in the session, I
am of the opinion that the senate would
take the matter up and probably enact some
legislation. Should the house, however, fall
to reach any conclusion until after the hol
idays, I doubt very much If any legislation
could be enacted at this session because
there are almost as many views In the sen
ate regarding the trust question as there
are senators, and It would mean a good
deal of speech-making. The message meets
with my hearty approval. I believe the
country will regard It as a timely utterance
and will look to congress to fully meet the
responsibilities which It places upon the
This Is the concensus of opinion among
republican leaders in congress. There is,
however, a deep seated feeling that con
gress will fall to meet the president's
wishes as to some of the subjects recom
mended for correction at this session owing
lo tne widely divergent views held by re
"I look for little legislation this session"
was Senator Allison's laconic answer to a
Presents Lincoln Plan.
Representative Durkett today presented
the proposition of the city of Lincoln to
buy the present federal building In that
city. Mr. Burkett, realizing the responsi
bility that is placed upon him, today pre
sented the ordinance to the secretary of
the treasury and asked to be advised If new
legislation would be necessary to bring
about the proposition contained In the city
ordinance, or whether the sale of the prop
erty could be consummated without legis
lation. Realizing the shortness of the ses
sion, Mr. Burkett has already seen several
members of the public buildings and
grounds committee and has Interested them
in tbe project. The serious difficulty to the
enactment of any legislation of this char
acter lies In the fact that should a bill of
the character proposed be reported It would
simply be used as a vehicle upon which to
load other bills having the same general
trend, and In the rush of business there Is
very grave doubt whether such a measure
could bo gotten through unless it was de
cided to report an omnibus public building
bill like that of the last session.
This the leaders want to avoid. Repre
sentative Cannon of the appropriations
committee, who guards the treasury, is
emphatically opposed to such procedure,
and it is therefore very doubtful If any
general public building bill can be got
ten out of the committee, let alone pass
congress. At the last session of congress
Representative Burkett by splendid and
diplomatic management secured $300,000 of
an appropriation for the erection of an ad
dition to tbe present postoffice and court
bouse in Lincoln, the plan being to build
the addition entirely around the present
Rural Routes la Flrat.
Congressman Burkett stated today that
he bad secured an order from tbe superin-
; tendent of the rural free delivery order
I ng Inspector Llewellyn Into tbe First dls
; trlct for the purpose of establishing a
numDer oi rural iree aeuvery routes wnicn
carriers on new routes ordered, the gen-
eral appropriation for that purpose having
j been exhausted.
Congressman Burkett today made the
following recommendations for postmas
ters in the First district: Fred L. Ames,
Smartvllle. Neb., vice John Riffle; L. C.
Schnell, Preston, Neb., vice William
Hlaahaw la Busy.
Congressman-elect Hlnsbaw of the
Fourth district has been putting In a num
ber of busy days since he has been In Wash
ington. Mr. Hinshaw Is evidently a be
liever in doing things or trying to do things
and has already commenced active cam-
nalarnlnar fop Ilia pnnit It nan I a avAti taiAiiiFK
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he does not become a full-fledged member
until after March 4. Today he called upon
the postmaster general In relation to the
' postmaater at Fairbury, his home town. It
,hf ',. n k ...i.
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recommend a man for the place who Is the
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personal choice of D. E. Thompson, tbe
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senator having pledged th a place to Mr.
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Thompson more than a year and a half
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ago. Mr. Hinshaw, on the other hand, be-
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lieves that he has the right of making the
! postmaater In hla own home town and will,
I when the time comes, recommend the man
I whom he says Is the personal choice of
nine-tenths of the buslnesa men and re
publicans of the city of Fairbury. There
is no feeling between 8enator Dietrich and
Mr. Hinshaw over tbe matter, and It Is be
lieved that the whole question will be
amicably adjusted before tbe time comes 10
act. Mr. Hinshaw called today upon the
four'h assistant postmaster general to as
certain why the commission reappointing
Thomas A. Healy as postmaster at Mil
ford. Neb., had not been received, Senator
! Dietrich having recommended hta appoint-
I mnt om" tlme Tomorrow Mr. Hln-
i 8haw put ln ,he dy at ,he P"'o
i m'- 'o""8 over pension papers for
numOTr n " con',lu'-n"-
laalala on FlrluK "aaaalera.
Senator Millard today called upon the
Civil Service commission la relation to tbe
charges Sled against W. G. Saunders,
bonded superintendent of the Santee In
dian agency in Nebraska. Saunders, it is
alleged, broke into the classified service In
very questionable way and the Civil
Service commission reported him to the
Indian onVe for dismissal. At Senator
Millard's instance the matter has been held
aCttatlnuaxt OS Bacon! Page.)
HARRIMAN TESTIMONY PUBLIC
Ktldenee of Railroad Maxnntr In
Merger Cnc Tried In the
NEW YORK. Dec. X. The testimony
given by E. H. Harriman In the federal
suit against the Northern Paclflr-Orcat
Northern plan was made public today.
Mr. Harriman testified at a hearing last
week, at which there were present only
Mr. Harriman and the attorneys Interested.
The witness, replying to questions, said
that it was true that on or prior to May !,
1!'01. he had acquired stock In the Northern
rati tic Railway company , amounting to the
par value of 78.0t)O.OtlO.
Later negotiations were closed and It was
understood that the Harriman Interests
were to take stock In a company to which
the Northern I'aclflc stock was to be trans
ferred. It was near the end of the nego
tiations, Mr. Harriman said, thnt J. P.
Morgan & Co. offered to fay for the North
ern TadAc shares, part In the stock of a
holding company and part Jn cash.
When the Northern I'aclflc stock wan
bought Mr. Harriman and his friends
thought that they had acquired a control
ling Interest In Northern Pacific, and they
held to this belief up to November 13, 1901,
when action was taken looking to the re
tirement of the Northern Pacific preferred.
The possible retirement of these preferred
shares, Mr. Harriman said, was one of the
Inducements that led him and his asso
ciate, to surrender their stock. They
finally agreed to turn in their Northern
Pacific stock at $115 a nhare. The price
for Great Northern was fixed at 180. Mr.
Harriman declared that he was not con
sulted about the formation' of the holding
"You made no Inquiries as to where the
corporation was to be formed, or the
amount of Its capital stock?" Mr. Harriman
was asked. '
"I knew, of course, the amount of the
capital stock," replied the witness, "but I
did not go Into the particulars of the
formation of the company at all. That may
seem strange, but in the enormous trans
actions we have down here we simply have
faith that tbe man who la doing the thing
is doing It properly, or else we don't ne
gotiate or trade with him."
"Did you finally consent to surrender
your holdings on the basis on which you
did. because you have made up your mind
they would carry out the determination
you have heard expressed, to retire the pre
ferred stock and thus take from you the
controlling Interest In the Northern Pa
cific?" "I think I recollect pretty clearly that
from our standpoint we thought It was bet
ter for us to accept that price for our
stock than to go Into a legal contest."
"And you understand that If you did not
that you would have a legal contest on your
"Well, we took that for granted, natu
rally, action having been taken to retire
Mr. Harriman was not cross-examined.
PACKING HOUSES TALK BIG
In Combatting- Mergrer (Barge Claim
that naataaa,A Eapeoklve
KANSAS CITY, Dec. 2. The Investigation
of the alleged beef combine was resumed
today, with R. H. Frlsbee, superintendent
for Swift and Company, on the stand.
He told of the inspection by government
officers In the yards and packing houses
after slaughter and stated that some of the
small butchers have inspections.
V. V. Foltik of East St. Louis, assistant
manager of Nelson Morris & Co., testified
concerning the cost of conducting a pack
John Mack, accountant for Swift and
Company at East St. Louis, produced a
statement showing the number of animals
slaughtered at their plant and their cost.
John Patterson, superintendent for Swift
and Company, and E. B. Gulnon, superin
tendent of Nelson Morris & Co., both of
East St. Louis, also testified.
The Idea of the packers is to show how
big their business Is, and also that while
they collect a vast amount of money for
meats, they also pay out large sums to the
farmers for stock and ln wages to their
SAYS SWIFT BUYS "RAILWAY
Boston Report Is that Packing; Honae
-Will Build Mew Stock J
KANSAS CITY, Dec. 2. George H. Ross
of Chicago, for several years traffic mana
ger of the Indiana. Illinois & Iowa railway,
has succeeded Theodore C. Rates of Boston
as president of the Union Depot, Brldqe &
Terminal Railway company. Mr. Bates
sayB he resigned so that tbe company's
Interests might be In the hands of a prac
tical railroad man. A dispatch from Bos
ton, however, positively asserts that Mr.
Bates Bold hla Interests, and the Winner
bridge piers In the Missouri river, and the
valuable river land and terminals owned
J by It, have been purchased by Swift and
I Company, who contemplate building an In
; dependent stock yards and a new plant.
Another rumor is to the effect that tbe
Rock Island system has purchased the
MUST ANSWER FOR KILLING
Major Glenn for Kieeatlnar atlve
geouta Ordered for Trial In
MANILA, Dee. 2. Orders have been re
ceived from Washington directing that
Major Glenn of the Fifth Infantry may be
put on trial for a second time on a charge
of cruelty committed during the Samar
He is charged with executing native
guides for misleading an American column.
It Is said the trial will reopen the entire
question of the Samar campaign. It Is ex
pected Major Glenn will d"lre Major Gen
eral Chaffee and Brigudier General Jacob
I Smith as witnesses, but it is possible their
' depositions will be taken instead.
RELATIONS BADLY STRAINED
British Minister at t aracaaj Requests
Preseace of War Mhlp la
NEW YORK, Dec. 2 It Is known upon
good authority, rabies the Herald corre-
1 spondent at Hamilton, Bermuda, that the
j British minister ln Caracas, Mr. Haggard,
; has requested the admiral of the liiltish
j fleet at Bermuda to send a war ship Imme
diately in couaequenre of (he continual an 1
bitter attack In the Venezuelan official
press upon the British government.
Relattoua between Greut Britain and
Venetuela are becoming, the dispatch as.
aorta, more and mora strained.
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT ON
POINTS FROM PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
A, a poodle we have played n lariri- piirt In tlie world ntnl wo
are lii'iit upon making our future even larger tliiin (lie jmst.
No fouutr.v Ikis hit ocrupioil a lilulier plane til" material well
being than ours at the present nieliii-nt.
Coiporat ions, nnl es.ieelull.v coiiitilnatiotiR of corporation.,
shmilil lie managed tinder publle regulation.
The power of th.' ooiiitres. to regulHte Interstate eoninieree Is
Mil absolute and niiiiiialilied grant and without limitations other
than those presenlied by the constitution.
The mention of regulation of the trusts stands apart from the
Question of tatilT revision.
The well-lieing ii' the wage worket, like the well being of the
tiller of the soil, should be treated 11s an essential in shaping
our whole economic policy. There must never be any change which
will jeopardize the standard of comfort, the standard of wages of
the American wage worker.
We are neither for the rich man as such, nor for the sior man
aa such: we are for the upright mas. rich or jxior.
It Is unworthy of a mighty and generous nation. Itself the
greatest nnd most successful republic iu history, to refuse to
stretch out a helping hand to a young and weak sister republic just
entering uiam Its career of Independence.
No policy ever entered into by the American people has vindi
cated itself lu more signal manner than the policy of holding the
The courage, the unflinching endurance, the high soldierly
efficiency and the gi feral kind heurteduess aud Immunity of our
troops have ben strikingly manifested.
The Monroe doctrine should be treated as the curdiual feature
of American foreign imllcy.
A good navy is not a provocative of war. It Is the surest
guaranty of peace.
1'atuous self comrilacency, or vanity, or short slghtedness in
refusing to prepare for danger. Is both foolish and wicked In such
a nation as ours.
The remaining public lands should be held rigidly for the home
builder, the settler who lives on his land, and for no one else.
The welfare of the farmer Is fundamentally necessary to the
welfare of the republic as a whole.
GENERAL ALGER SWORN INicondition of the weather
Former Secretary of War Suooeeds Late
SENATE WILL CONSIDER TRUST BILL
Cnllom Introduce Dill to neatrlct In
tertate Commerce In floods Made
by Combines I'nder Heavy
WASHINGTON, Dec I. Interest In the
session of the senate today was height
ened by the fact that the president's mes
sage to congress would be read and also
that General Russell A. Alger of Michigan
would be sworn In. His desk and chair
were hidden beneath a mass of flowers,
and as he took his seat, he was surrounded
by a number of his colleagues, who ex
tended hearty congratulations. In the gal
lery were a number of General Alger's
pemonal friends and his family.
One hour of the session was consumed
In readlrg the president's message.. Al
though (he entire republican representation
were ln their seats, not more than half
the democratic seats were occupied. The
closest attention was paid to the message,
and frequently senators conferred concern
ing some special portion which had at
tracted their notice.
A number of bills and resolutions were
Introduced, following a brief executive bcs.
slon. The resignation of Rev. V. H. Mil
burn was received with genuine regret.
He had become a familiar figure In the
body and was personally acquainted with
every senator. No action was taken on
Senator Cullom Introduced a bill to amend
the Sherman anti trust law. It prohibits
Interstate commerce in articles produced by
trusts, the penalty for violations being a
fine of from $500 to $5,000.
After the transaction of some routine
business Mr. Piatt (Conn.) presented a res
olution expressing the sorrow of the senate
over the death of Representative Charles
H. Russell of Connecticut, which was
adopted, and as a further mark of respect
the senate, at 1:50 p. m., adjourned until
HOUSE TO PAY STRIKE BOARD
Will Consider Bill Votlnsr Money to
Arbltratora at Today's
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2. The house was
ln eession an hour and forty minutes to
day. One hour was consumed In reading
the president's message, which was lis
tened to with attention by members with
out regard to party, but without demon
stration except at the conclusion, when
the republicans applauded generously.
Mr. Cannon, chairman of the committee
on appropriations, gave notice that the
bill to defray the expenses of the coal
strike commission would bo called tomor
row. The deaths of the 'ate Repreaentat Ives
DeGraflenrrid and Sheppard (Tex.), which
occurred during the recess, were announced
and after adopting the customary resolu
tions of regret, the house adjourned as a
further mark of respect.
The house met at noon today with a full
attendance and crowded galleries. Imme
diately after the reading of the journal
Gordon Russell, who was elected to fill the
vacancy caused by the death of R. C.
DeGraffenreld of Texas, and Edward
Swann, elected to su-ced Amos J. Cum
mluRs, appeared at th-j bar and took the
Tbe speaker announced the following
committee appointments: Mr. Hill (Conn.)
on ways and means, Mr. Talmer (I'a.) on
Judiciary. Mr. Kowier (N. J.) director of
the Columbian Institution for the Deaf and
Dumb and Mr. Jenkins (Wis ) as consulting
trustee of the Reform school of the District
Representative Hull, chairman of the
bouBe committee on military aflalrs. Intro
duced a bill for a general staff of the annv.
The bill follows closely that which was
recommended by Secretary Root.
Selects Ilcadnood Site.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 The Treasury de
partment has selected sites for public build
ings as follows: Deadwood, S. II., properly
bounded by Sherman, Silver and 1'lne
streets: price, 10,000. Moberly, Mo., cor
ner of Williams and Coates streets; price,
Forrrast fnr Nebraska-Snnw nnd C-iMir
Wednesday. K11llnw.1l liv 'l..rliiK. Thurs
day, Fair, with Itislng Temieralure.
Temperature nt Omnhn Yesterilayi
TRY TO BEAT REPUBLICANS
Anti-Imperialist I.easrne Holds
Only Means to Realize Its
BOSTON, Dec. 2. Ob the occasion of
the second annual meeting of the New
England Anti-Imperialist league today a
luncheon waa given. In which some 200 wo
men and men participated. Former
Governor Boutwell presided, and in open
ing spoke of the growth of the anti-Imperialist
movement and said the only way
to overthrow the imperialistic tendency of
the administration was by the overthrow
of the republican party.
The treasurer reported contributions to
the funds, Including $l,nno from Mr. Car
negie, and said much more was needed to
carry on the work and to "educate the mind
and awaken the consciences of the voters"
on the questions at issue.
Officers were re-elected, Mr. Boutwell
continuing as president.
BREE TELLS A FAIRY TALE
South Omaha Man Is nt Robbed, bnt
Loses Ilia Money In Gamb
RAWLINS. Wyo., Dec. 2. (Special.) It
develops that A. H. Bree, the South Omaha
sheep buyer, who said that he was in tbe
employ of the Flato Commission company,
and was given knock-out drops and robbed
by three men here, who left him on the
pralrleto die, told a fairy tale pure and
The authorities Investigated the story
and found that Bree had been drinking and
gambling; that he lost his money playing
roulette and that he wandered away on tbe
prairie and fell asleep.
Word from the State hospital states that
Bree's feet will probably have to come off.
Both were badly frozen.
FIX NEXT YEAR'S FAIR DATES
National Association tilve rbraik
Second September Week and
Iowa Last In Assntt.
CHICAGO. Dec. 2 The National Asso
ciation of Fairs and Exhibitions met to
night and decided date for state fairs
ln K'03 as follows:
Missouri. Auguwt 17 to 22; Iowa, Au
ctist 24 to 2'J; New York, August 24 to
20; Minnesota, August 31 to Sept. 5; Ohio,
Augutt ?1 to September 5; Wisconsin,
September 7 to Scpte-ubcr 12; Nebraska,
September 7 to 12; Indiana, September It to
l!i; Kansas, September 14 to lit; Kentucky,
September 21 to 2; Illinois September
2S to October 3; Texas, September 2S to
October 3; St. Louis, October 5 to 10.
BOTH SIDES WIN A SEAT
Colorado Stale l auva So Far Gives
r'.ach I'arty On Coairen.
DENVER. Dec. 2 The canvassing board
today finished the official vote on eongress-man-at-large
and congressman from the
Francis E. Brooks (rep.) for congressman-at-large,
has ttG plurality over Alva Adam
(dem ), and in the First district John B.
Shafroih (dem ) has 2,702 plurality over
Robert W. Boynge I rep.).
1,1 fe Sentence rur Marder.
PKOIUA. III.. Deo. 2.J.iseph Baker was
totluy :Ueii h life seiiteiue lor the murder
nf .Nl-iriln 'hrletopher last June.
Moarnienl uf lli'rm rcl Her. '2.
At N.-w Yotk-Arrlv.-.i: 1 iriir 11. from
t 'elll'tt.en . I'llfl i'la. fr.MII lil.lMk- . ,
Victoria, from U.-i;...i Mailt--!: K.u-.-r W il
lielm ,l.r i;r.-c. for Itt.m.-n, .te
At 8- tlly-I'aaseil: Anit.ieril.uii, Irom New
York for lUitier.lHin
At Antwerp Anue.l: IVnnlaiid. from
I'hiladi-lpiila; Vadt rlund, from Nvw Ten k.
Executive AdMirce the Conprejf on the
State of the Nation.
PROSPERITY AT HCME, PEACE ABROAD
Conditions Most Satisfactory ln Whole Hit
tory of the Republic
MATTERS THAT NEED ATTENTION
Suggestions for Action by Lawmaker! la
Interest of the People.
TRUST EVIL SHOULD BE DEALT WITH
Regulatien of Interstate Commerce ii an
TARIFF SHOULD BE HANDLED GENTLY
Radical Action Likely to Disturb the Con
ditions of Trade,
VRMY AND NAVY NEED AMPLE SUPPORT
Peace is the Time When Preparation Should
'HOLD PUBLIC LANDS FOR SETTLERS
What llriniiln uf the Public Domain
Shunlil lie l'recrartl for the
I nf the Actual
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2. President Roose
vc It's annual uiessagu was read to the sen
ate Hnd house of representatives at the
opening of the session today. It la:
To the senate and house of representatives:
We still continue iu a period of unbounded
prosperity. This prosperity is not the crea
ture of law, but undoubtedly tbe laws un
der which we work have been instrumental
In crtating the conditions which made it
possible, and by unwise legislation It would
be easy enough to destroy It. There will
undoubtedly be periods of depression. The
wave will recede; but the tide will advance.
This nation is seated on a continent flanked
by two great oceans. It is composed of
men the devcendauta of pioneers, or, ln a
sense, pioneers themselves; of men win
nowed out from among the nations of tho
old world by the energy, boldness, and
love of adventure found in their own eager
hearts. Such a nation, so placed, will
surely wrest success from fortune.
As a people we have played a large part
in the world, and we are bent upon making
our future even larger than the past. In
particular, the events of the last four yeans
have definitely decided that, for woe or
for weal, our place must be great among
the nations. We may either fall greatly
or succeed greatly; but we cannot avoid
the endeavor from which either great fail
ure or great success must come. Even
if we would, we cannot play a small part.
If we should try, all that would follow
would be that wo should play a large part
ignobly and shamefully. -
But our people, the sons of the men of
the civil war, the sons of the men who
had iron tn their blood, rejoice in the pres
ent and face the future high of heart aud
resolute of will. Ours Is not the creed of
(he weakling and the coward; ours Is the
gospel of hope and of triumphant endeavor.
We do not shrink from the struggle before
us. There are many problems for us to
face at the outset of the twentieth century
grave problems abroad and still graver
at home; but we know that we can solve
them and solve them well, provided only
that we bring to the solution the qualities
of head and heart, which were shown by
the men who, in the daya of Washington,
founded this government, and, In the daya
of Lincoln, preserved It.
Whence Prosperity Snrlaaja.
No country has ever occupied a higher
plane of material well-being than ours at
tbe present moment. This well-being la
due to no sudden or accidental cauaea, but
to the play of the economic forces In this
country for over a rentary; to our laws,
our sustained and continuous policies;
hove all, to the high Individual average
of our citizenship. Great fortunes have
been won by those who have taken the
lead In this phenomenal Industrial develop,
ment, and most of these fortunes have
been won not by doing evil, but as an In
cident to action, which baa benefited the
community aa s whole. Never before has
material well-being been so widely dif
fused among our people. Great fortunes
have been accomplished, and yet in the
aggregate these fortunes are small Indeed
when compared to the wealth of the peo
ple as a whole. The plain people ar bet
ter off than they have ever been befora.
The Insurance companies, whtrh are prac
tically mutual benefit societies especially
helpful to men of moderate means repre
sent sccumulatlons of capital which ara
among the largest In this country. Thera
sre more deposits in the savings banks,
more owners of farms, more well-paid
wage-workers In this country now than
ever before In our history. Of course,
when the conditions have favored the
growth of so mueh that waa good, they have
also favored somewhat the growth of what
was evil. It is eminently necessary that
we should endeavor to rut out this evil,
but let us keep a due sense of proportion;
let us not In fixing our gaze upon the leaser
evil forget the grester good. Ths evils
are real and some of them are menacing,
but they are the outgrowth, not of misery
or decadence, but of prosperity f ths
progress of our gigantic Industrial develop
ment. This Industrial development must
not be checked, but side by aide with it
t-l.ould go such progressive regulation as
will diminish the evils. We should fall
In our duty If we did no! try to remedy
the evils, but we shsll succeed only If wa
proceed pstlently. with prsrtlcal common
sense, aa well a resolution, separating the
good from tbe tad and holding on ta tba
former while endeavoring te get rid of the
r'or rantralllaar Carparallaaa.
In my message to the present congress at
Its first session I discussed at length ths
question of the regulation of those big cor
porations roinnjon'y doing aa Interstate
bualnea often with some lentincv la mA.
j nopoly, which ar popularly known
I trust. The rperleu it the pas! par
j ha etnphasiieil. In my (.pinion, th dralr
ability of the ktp I th.-u propoaaxt A
j f un t-iiu. ll' al reqiiialte of aoi ial efTUtracy Is
a hiuj siau.lard of imlittdisl energy an4
tuil'.iuif ; but this I lu no ( tit
ent i'h power la set id combination fur
alms whuh lannol so aril b 4Wae4 by
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