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ESTABLISHED JUNE 10, 1871. OMAHA, TIIUItSDAY JIOKNING, DECEMHEIl 4, 1902 TEN PAGES. SINGLE COPV TIIHEE CENTS. OIL TANKS EXPLODE Vessel at Ian Franoisco Wrecked and Enrned to Water' Edge. HARBOR FLOODED WITH BLAZING FUEL Pier Catches Alight and if Likewise Speedily Consumed. SEVERAL WORKMEN THOUGHT TO BE DEAD Twelrs Are Missing and Ten Injured Oo to Hospital. GENERATING GAS BELIEVED TO BE CAUSE Fnr Chamber Bo rat First, bat Soon After Three Others Also Oo Ip, Dealing Destruction to Three Haadred Men. BAN FRANCISCO, Dee. I. A disastrous explosion occurred on the steamer Pro gresso today In which Harry Corona and Rodney Gibson, employes of the Fulton Iron works, were seriously Injured and twelve others are missing. The Progresso was laid up at the Union Iron works and was being converted Into an oil burner, when one of its tanks exploded. A second explosion followed. The steamer was burned to the water's edge and will be a total loss. Ten men have been taken to the general military hospital at The Pre aldlo, and several men have been killed. The Union Iron works, a large Industrial and shipbuilding plant, is located on the bay shore In the western part of the city. The Progresso Is owned by the Saginaw Steamship company of New York and ar rived here a tew months ago from the At lantic coast. It was formerly called Wells City and Was 265 feet In length, with a ' gross tonnage of 1,919 tons. The repairs on it were about completed and the boilers were being tested when the explosion oc curred. The Progresso has burned to the water's edge. Fire companies are now flooding It. Three hundred men were working on board at the time of the explosion. Some of them were thrown Into the bay. There Is great tear that several were killed. Taken to Hospitals. Many have been taken to the hospitals in the city. Ten of the sufferers were1 taken to the Presidio hospital. The second mate, Jordan, of the Pro 'resBO, who had a narrow escape from death, says he lost three men who shipped lately from the east. The fllrst mate , Sloan, and Theodore Parding, boatswain, escaped. The first explosion occurred at f:30 ('clock la the first four oil tanks and the remaining three tanks exploded at 10:10, risking It Impossible at tbls time to tell how many men have been killed or Injured. The army rendered prompt assistance and Colonel Rice, Captain Mclntyre, Dr. Mathews and Chaplain Smith were soon on . the scene.- Progresso complete wreck. Among the missing is First Assistant Kparks and a time keeper named Magunde. Van Tassel thinks the boilers exploded end set fire to the oil. He found himself vn the upper deck, bavins, been blown out 'f the fire room. He thinks there were thirty or forty men In the Ore room. The fires, he says, were started yester oay, as the officers were to give a speed list of the machinery. Aathorltles Say Gas Caased It. The first explosion Is accounted for by the authorities at the Iron works as hav ing originated from the generation of gas in one of the oil chambers. The force of the explosion tore the ship asunder and . ins fuel poured out on the water and be lieath the pier of the works, which imme diately took Ore and was consumed. The vessel did not sink, but little expectation Is felt that there will be any aalvage on It Progresso has beea undergoing repairs la order to fit it for the carriage of oil. It was to have bad Its trial trip on Sunday. The iron works estimate its loss at $30, tOO. The loss on the steamer Is not accu rately known, but It is expected to reach hundreds of thousands of dollars. GOVERNORS ATTEND SHOW Savage aad Camtnlaa Among Evening; 8aeakers at Chicago Live Stock Exposition. CHICAGO, Dec. 3. This Is governor's day at the International Live Stock ex position and at least halt a doxen are In attendance, with members of their official staff. This evening Mr. John A. Spier of the exposition, will entertain the visiting gov ernors at a dinner at the Transit house. The 'program tonight will consist of short speeches by the visiting chief executives and the parade of the prlxe winner's of the show In the Dexter park pavilion. This afternoon annual meetings of the National Hereford and National Shorthorn Breeders' association were held. Among thoae present at the evening ex ercises were Governor Savage of Nebraska and Governor Cummins of Iowa. Both mads congratulatory addresses. ' Awards today were as follows: SWINE. . Poland-China Hoar and three sows over I year old: , Kim, 1. J . Dorsey at Son Perry. 111. 1 Chester White Boar t years old or over: lrsl, uony tiros., I'crry, 111. Boar ear old and under 2: Fimt Dorsey Bros. Perry, III Boar S months old and under 1 year: First. Dorsey Bios.. Boar under S months old: First. C. Hints A Bon, Fremotit. O. CATTLE. Shorthorns Cow 3 years old or over; Fimt, Roberta, U. M. Casey, Clinton, Mo. Hereford Cow or heifer 2 years old and under 1: First, Queenly, W. F. VanH'utlu A Bon, Fowler, lnd; Miss Caprice, Ciudgell A Simpson. Independence, Mo. HORSES. . Percherons Champion mare, any age: First, Keglna, S. 8. Spangler. Milan, Mo. RAILROADS MAKE AGREEMENT t. Faal aad llarrlman Llaea Arraace for Future Western Trattto. SALT LAKH CITY, Utah. Dec. 3. Traffic and operating officials of the Chicago, Mil waukee sV St. Paul, Union Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads met hers today with ths Oregon Short Line officials to agree on future traffic arrangements be tween the Harrlmaa lines and ths Milwau kee road. It waa announced after the meeting by E. J. Darling, president of the Milwaukee road, that oa and after January 1 the Milwaukee road would operate through chair cars and sleepers from Chicago ts ths Pacific coast, on an agreement similar to that which existed for years between ths Northwestern and Union Paclno eye. VON HOLLEBEN MAY RETIRE rrlac Henry ' Please Is Slated for Oertaa "'' -esador at BERLIN. Dec. I. In the rir. von Holleben's retirement as I. i r at Washington, which Is considered sl ble within a year, Emperor William's choice of his successor is Prince Henry of Plesse. The prince returned from the United States, where he attended the opening of the new building of the New York Cham ber of Commerce, keen for the appoint ment at Washington, It It occurred. His desire was conveyed to the emperor, who approved of it. His majesty attaches considerable impor tance to the social side of the embassy at Washington and considers that the wealthy prince and princess of Plesse are especially fitted to dispense German hospitality at that capital. The plesse Is powerful and the matter will not be allowed to rest. Prince Henry of Plesse only left the diplomatic service be cause of former Chancellor von Caprivl's ruling that anyone marrying a foreigner must resign his post. Chancellor von Bue low's candidate Is Dr. Mumm von Scbwart lensteln, the German minister to China. Another possibility is Baron Speck von Sternberg, German consul general at Cal cutta, who is not unfavorably regarded at the Foreign office, though he Is liable to at tack from some quarters, as he is sup posed to be an unusually warm friend of the United States. Baron von Sternberg's friends affirm that President Roosevelt six months ago ex pressed a preference for the baron to suc ceed Dr. von Hollcbcn when the latter is retired. Some such expression from the president appears to have been conveyed to this government. Prince Henry of Plesse married, In 1891, Miss Daisy Cornwallls-West, one of the daughters of Mrs. Cornwallis-West, who was a noted English beauty. MESSAGE INTERESTS ITALY Immigration Clause, the Kin a; Bays, Is of the Greatest Importance to Italians. ROME, Dee. S. President Roosevelt's message was received with Interest here, particular attention being given to the Immigration clause. King Victor Emanuel, In conversation with a gentleman wtth a Parliamentary reputation, who called on him to con gratulate him on the birth of his daughter. Princess Mafalda, said . the immigration clause was of great Importance, not only to Italy, but to Montenegro, where the number of Illiterate persons was high. The king pointed out that California alone had 2,000 Montenegrin workmen, and though they were Illiterate, they gave sat isfaction to their employers. DE RYDZEWSKI TO BE TRIED Russian Sinsrer la Whose Apartments Mrs. Ellen Gora Meets Trade - mik.x" .;. - PARIS, Dec. 8. The hearing of Jean de Rydzewskl, the Russian singer, before Ex amining Magistrate Ganneval In connection with the death by shooting, November 19, of Mrs. Ellen Gore In his apartment Is set for next Friday. Several witnesses will be examined. Con sul General Gowdy will be represented. It Is expected that tne hearing will determine whether any turner proceedings will be taken against De Rydzewskl. MAY RENOUNCE SUGAR TREATY Britain Notlfles Russia that Commer cial Agreement May Have to Lapse. LONDON, Dec. 3. In the House of Com mons today the under secretary of state for foreign affairs said the opposition to countervailing duties and the refusal to allow the Importation of bounties sugar were not Inconsistent with the most fa vored nation clause of the Anglo-Russian commercial treaty of 1S89. Russia, he added, had been Informed of this view, and an order was made to re nounce the treaty If Russia did not agree, but no reply had been received. SHIPS SAIL FOR VENEZUELA British Navy Is to Be Well Repre sented In Waters of the South. HAMILTON, Bermuda, Dec. 3. The British second-class cruiser Retribution sailed for Venezuela yeaterday and the second-class cruiser Charbls, the sloop o( war Alert and the torpedo boat destroyer Quail followed' today. The second-class cruiser, Tribune, and the first-class cruiser Ariadne are under orders to proceed to the same destination. TREATY TO BE SIGNED TODAY Cuba and the United States Finally Agree Upon Reciprocity Agreement. LONDON, Dec. 4. According to the Times' correspondent at Havana, the reci procity treaty between the United States and Cuba will be signed tomorrow. The United States, says the corresoocd- 1 nt- will reduce the duties on Cuban Im ports by zo per cent, wnue tne Cuban duties on American products will bo reduced 13 to 60 per cent. PREMIER'S SPEECH IS HISSED People of Capetown Cry "Judas" aad bow Violent Opposition to "prigs;. CAPETOWN, Dec. 3. Premier Sprlgg met with a very hostile reception from bis con stituents at East London yesterday. His speech waa constantly Interrupted by hisses and cries of "JuJaa." The disap proval of the premier's attitude was so marked, that no vote of confidence in his policy was procured. CARNEGIES READY TO SAIL Ho Still Shows Traces of His Illaess aad Is Accompanied by a Physician. LONDON, Dec. 3. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Carnegie left London this morning to em bark on the steamer Oceanic, which sails today tor New York. Mr. Carnegie, who showed traces of bis recent Illness, was accompanied by a physician. FIGHT OVER A POSTMASTER Congressman-Elect Hinshaw is Tairly Launched in His Troubles. OWENS GETS THE LAND OFFICE PLUM Board of Manaaers for Soldiers' Sani tarium at Hot Springs Approves the riaas Prepared by Architect Kimball. (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. (Special Tele gram.) Senator Dietrich today recom mended B. W. McLucus to be postmaster at Fairbury, Neb., the senator's action being a good-natured fight between himself and Representative-elect Hinsbaw, who Is pledged to another man. During the last senatorial fight D. E. Thompson asked to name the next postmaster at Fairbury and Senator Dietrich agreed to nominate Mr. Thompson's choice. Today Senator Dietrich made good his promise by sending in the name of McLucus, who was selected by Thompson more than a year and a half ago to succeed the present postmaster. Mr. Hinshaw, however, learning of Senator Dietrich's intention to nominate McLucus decided to come on to Washington and, if possible, frustrate the purpose of the sen ator. Immediately after his arrival Hin shaw began a systematic campaign against McLucus on the ground that as a representative-elect to the Fifty-eighth congress, he had a right to name the postmaster in his home town. He called on Postmaster General Payne and laid the case before him and asked his co-operation in defeating Sen ator Dietrich's candidate, whom he alleged ts not supported by anyone In Fairbury out side of Mr. Thompson's political friends. And to cap the opposition to McLucus, Mr. Hinshaw today had a conference with the president, presenting the whole case to Mr. Roosevelt and asking the chief executive to support him in his determination to name the postmaster in bis home town. While the president cannot he quoted, It Is under stood he gave Mr. Hlnehaw assurances that he would see to it that the new congress man had every opportunity to present his side of the case when the time came. The differences between Senator Dietrich and Mr. Hinshaw are of the friendliest char acter and it Is anticipated will continue. Senator Dietrich, however, when seen this evening regarding the matter, stated that he believed Mr. McLucus would be nomi nated, notwithstanding Mr. Hlnshaw's op position, but beyond this refused to go. Mr. Hinshaw, since his coming to Wash ington, has been leading a strenuous life and by his activity indicates that the Fourth district will have a real live repre sentative when he takes his seat in the Fifty-eighth congress. Owens for Receive. Senators Millard and Dietrich joined to day in recommending Btate Senator E. D. Owens of Cozad for the vacant receivership at the North Platte land office. Mr. Owens won his selection from a strong field of candidates, the other contestants being A. P. Keller and Colonel J. E. Evans of North Platte and A." C. 1 Maxwell of Lexington. Senator Millard was advised today by the Bureau of Navigation that there would be no examination for naval cadets until April 21, and nance the senator will make no recommendations for the place which he has at his disposal in the naval academy until late In March. It Is understood that the senator has more than a dozen appli cations from all over the state from which to select the principal and alternates. Settle Contractor's Claim. After considerable effort In getting the facte properly presented before the officials in the Indian office Senator Millard today secured a settlement of J. B. Herrmann's claim for $8,500 In constructing buildings at the Genoa Indian school. The claim has been held up for some time, due to techni calities, and It became embarrassing to the contractor. Senator Millard's attention was called to the matter and he has finally succeeded in getting tfje Indian office to waive these objections. Comptroller of the Currency Ridgley to day gave a favorable ruling on the appli cation of A. A. Dann to organize the Cen tral National bank of Kearney, with a cap ital of $50,000. , Balrd Closes Accounts. H. C. Balrd of Coleridge, Cedar county, Nebraska, today closed up Ms accounts as former agent at the Santee agency In Ne braska with the auditor for the Interior department. Mr. Balrd was formerly agent at Santee agency, but was relieved on July 1 last by W. G. Saunders, who succeeded him as bonded superintendent of the school at Santee agency under an act of congress. Mr. Balrd was informed by Auditor Par son that his accounts were In splendid con dition and complimented Urn highly on the efficient manner In which they bad been kept. Mr. Balrd will remain in the east until the new year, when h will return to Nebraska. Approve Hot Springs Plans. At the quarterly meeting of the Board of Managers of the Soldiers Homes, held today at the New Willard. a resolution was adopted unanimously approving the plana of Captain H. E. Palmer, local manager and Architect Thomas R. Kimball, for the con struction and completion of the Battle Mountain sanitarium at Hot Springs, S. D. The plans are along comprehensive lines and contemplate caring for 450 invalids. It was the Judgment of the board that an additional appropriation of 1200.000 to be Immediately available is necessary to carry out the plans of Architect Kimball and complete the sanitarium. Settle Water Sapply Question. Mayor-elect Kecfe of Cheyenne, Wyo.. who has been here closing deal of con tract awarded blm for building artillery barracks and quarters at Fort Russell, left for home today. While here Mr. Keefe and Senator Warren took up with the War department the question of water supply for the enlarged fort and the department baa detailed Major Baker of the Quarter masters' department, to go Jto Fort Russell and report plans for co-operation with the city of Cheyenne, which Is now build ing an extensive supply reservoir, by which the water supply of the post will be ade quate for the Increased number of trooos to be stationed there. Helps Oat the Widows. Senator Kittrldge is Interested In the cases of several women who recently mads entries tor homesteads at Cbamberlln. B. D., and wboas entries were subseauentlv suspended. The entries of those who have appealed to 8enator Kittrldge were sus pended, together with thirty-two others bv Colonel Parker, who alleged intent to de fraud. Senator Kittrldge has laid the mat ter before the land office and the cases have been marked special and Commis sioner Hermann expects to have a full report of all ths circumstances surround- (Continued oa Seventh Fags.) COMMITTEE FAVORS OKLAHOMA New Mexico aad Arlsona Are, How ever, to Be Left Oat of Statehood BUI. - i WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. The committee on territories has agreed to report a bill for the admission of Oklahoma and Indian territories as one state under the name of Oklahoma. New Mexico and Arizona are not in the bill. The bill authorizes the Inhabitants of the (wo territories to adopt a state constitu tion defining the status of the Indians as follows: Nothing contained In the Vaid constitution shall he conatrueu to limit or impair the rights of person or property pertnlntng to the IndlHiis of said territories so long as such rights shall remain unextinguished, or to limit or affect the authority of the gov ernment of the United States to make any law or regulation respecting such Indians, their InndH, property or other rights which It would huve been competent to make If this act never passed.. Indians are made eligible to become dele gates to the constitutional convention. The statehood convention is to be held at the seat of government in Oklahoma Territory. Among the declarations prescribed for the proposed state is one "forever prohibiting polygamous or plural mcrrlages." The new state is to be allowed four rep resentatives in congress until the next census and also Is to bave two United States senators. The stats Is to be divided Into two judicial districts. The constitutional convention Is empow ered to divide Indian Territory and the land comprised in the Osage and Kaw reserva tions into counties, the number being lim ited to twenty-four. The votes of all the republican members except Senator Quay were cast for the sub stitute and of all the democratic members against it. Senator Quay voted with the democrats. The vote stood to 6. COURT APPEALS TO CONGRESS Says Legislature Alone tan Decide What Malls Should Go Second Class. WASHINGTON, Dec. 8. Practically the whole policy of the postoffice in Its recent classification reforms is Involved In three decisions rendered today by the district court of appeals. In two cases the decis ions are against the department and in the other it is sustained. All three cases will be appealed, pending which final action the classification reform policy, under which many publications have been excluded from second class privileges probably will re main In suspension. The two cases decided adversely to the government are those of the National Rail way Publication company and the Railway List company. The department is upheld in the case of the Chicago Business col lege. The lower court is sustained in all three cases. The court's opinion Is that congress has reserved the determination of what should be carried as second class or third cIsbs matter. " It may be the classification Is not as defi nite as It might be and the privilege Is srosslv abased, hut caravitm Itself mads ther elasslflcaUon and l'is-liot 'competent for the postmaster general to add anything to the statute or take anything from It. In the Chicago Business college case the court holds the publication Is an advertis ing medium for the publishers and that this college is not "an institution of learning" such as congress contemplated admitting to the second class rate. WILL KILL TO CURE DISEASE Dr. Salmon Considers Cattle Condi tion In Xevr England Most Serious. WASHINGTON'. Dec. 3. Dr. Salmon re ports that the situation Is serious, them being about 3,000 crttle In herds known to be affected. New cases are constantly being found. Extensive outbreaks of the disease have occurred In Vermont, but Dr. Salmon believes the situation can be han dled by slaughtering and disinfecting. BOSTON, Dec. 3. United Slates quaran tine against New Hampshire waa ordered today on the recommendation of Dr. Daniel E. Salmon, because ot the discovery of an outbreak of the foot and mouth disease In Salem, N. H. I Dr. Salmon said today: It appears from statements made by H. O. Averlll, commissioner of domestic ani mals for Connecticut, that a careful In quiry In that state has failed to show any disease. Tbe disease was positively as certained to exist In Vermont, and re ports from Rhode Island indicate a much ports trom Khode island indicate a muen larger number of cuses than were t first supposed to exist in that state. In Massa chusetts work is well under way. TRUST BILLS CONSIDERED House Committee Discusses Measure Entalllnc Publicity on Bl Combines. WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. The subcommit tee of the house judiciary committee, con sisting of Representatives Littlefleld (Me.), Thomas (la.) and Clayton (Ala.), to which was referred the anti-trust bills, met today. One ot the bills before the committee pro- poses an amendment to the Sherman anti- trust law and another provides for pub licity. Considerable attention was devoted today to consideration of the latter, which re- quires an corporations engagea in inter- j heated, but, he states, not at an bitter, lie state commerce to file returns disclosing ' is a resident on Sixteenth street, Council their true financial condition and their cap- 1 Bluffs, but ppent last night with the Kirk ltal stock and Imposes a tax upon such as lands at the Ogden hotel. Mr. Klrkland Is have outstanding capital stock unpaid In . in the employ of the H. H. Van Brunt whole or In part. j Carriage company of the Iowa city. While no conclusions were reached, good progress was made and the committee hopes to be able to report before the holi day recess. SEEK TO SAVE PUBLIC LANDS Bills Introduced In Congress to Re peal All Laws Except Home stead Law. WASHINGTON, Dec. I. Senator Quarles (Wis.) today Introduced a bill to repeal thi desert land law and the law authorizing the entry to timber and stone lands under tbe placer mining laws, and also a pro vision for ths homestead law permitting the commutation of homestead entries. The Intention of tbe bill is to preserve tbe public lands for actual settlers and to that end he desired to have all laws for ths opening ot public lands, except the home stead law, repealed. Mr. Powers (Mass.) Introduced a similar bill In the house. ThlrtyOue Soldiers Die. WASHINGTON, Dec. S. The army death list .cabled from Manila yesterday Includes thirty-one nsmes, of which ten were vic tims of Asiatic cholera and eight ol dysentery. YOUNG WIFE TAKES POISON Pearl Sadowskt Bowerman of Council Blnffs Destroys Her Life, DIES IN DODGE STREET ROOMING HOUSE Sends Her Room Mate to Telephone Relatives aad Takes Flshberrles Solution While Alone She Craved the Stage. Without one affliction to distress her, so far as her friends know, Mrs. Eugene Bowerman, who was Mies Pearl Sadowskl of Council Bluffs until she married a bill ing clerk of the Burlington freight houso force in that city a year ago, committed suicide at 1711 Dodge street, at 8 o'clock last night, by taking fish berries, a poison ous and powerful sleep drug. . An Inquest will be conducted at Coroner Bratley's un dertaking establishment at 10 o'clock this morning. Mrs. Bowerman was but 19 years old, vivacious, educated and entertaining, with the further charm of girlish beauty and exuberant spirits. After the death of her parents she remained In Council Bluffs, where she had been reared, making her home with her grandparents, John H. and Mrs. Sklndel of 202 South Eighteenth street, and with her brother-in-law and sister, William and Mrs. Klrkland, at the Ogden house. She became an active mem ber of the Fifth venue Methodist church. Bang in the choir, taught a Sunday school class, led in Epworth league work and made friends on every hand. She was married to Mr. Bowerman December 7 of last year and lived with him until April 26, when sho joined the Van Dyke Eaton Stock company and went to Denver,, assum ing Beatrice Davenport as her stage name. She remained in Denver playing until Au gust 8, when she returned to Council Bluffs and lived with her husband at her Bister's, until three weeks ago. Mrs. Klrkland states that Mr. Bowerman was affectionate, temperate and attentive, but that at the end of that time her sister, Impetuous and too young to appreciate her responsibilities, announced to him that she would leave him, which announcement, It is said by Mrs. Klrkland, so affected Mr. Bowerman that he fainted and for some days re mained away from hlB work, despondent. Comes to Omaha Friday. Mrs. Bowerman came to Omaha. Be fore she left the Iowa city, It i said by Mrs. Klrkland, Mrs. Bowerman met her husband on the streets several times, but declined to return his friendly salutations. Late In the afternoon of Friday of last week she applied at 1711 Dodge street for a room for herself and her friend, Miss Margaret Ferris, formerly of St. Louis. She nald In advance the price of a week's rent and Incidentally remarked that both were to enter the employ of the Kelley Stlger company next Monday. People at the rooming house and at her boarding place, 1715 Dodge, state she was cheerful and even exuberant in her de meanor until last evening, when Bhe com plained of feeling 111 and asked Miss Ferris Ko - go - tw someMelephone and -essoa Mrs. Klrkland from Council Bluffs. This was shortly r.fter 7 o'clock. Before Miss Ferris returned from a drug store two blocks distant, where she had done her telephoning, Harry Gibson and Fred Asmus, young men who have occupied for some montns a room on ine seuuuu uwur i judgment ror 8551,000 against St. Clair near that taken by Mrs. Bowerman, heard . county, Missouri, representing the prlncl her breathing bo laboriously that It excited pai an(1 interest paid for bonds Issued by their fears and they rushed to her door Just the county thirty years ago to build the In time to catch her as she was falling. She ' Tebo & Neosho railroad, never regained consciousness and died at 8 This Judgment originally amounted to o'clock, shortly before the arrival of Dr. j $169,000 and waa secured by General John Fitzgerald, wno nao. oeen suuimuumi soon as It was discovered that she had suf fered something more serious than a faint ing spell. Takes Unusual Dm sr. After her death her room was searched, but there was found no note and no indi cation of long premeditation, but In her commode drawer there waa an eight-ounce bottle of cocculus Indict, more commonly known aa flshberrles. Tho berries occu pied one-half the bottle and above them i which occupied one-half the remaining por- was a liquid ot soapy coior nuu nuui.. tlon of the bottle. From this It Is Inferred "" iiBuuri ana omcr that the woman swallowed about one- , northern states, and for this reason is re fourth the total contents. tt1r3e1 " b e"ln cattlemen. The Fish berries are known to pharmacists ' Missouri livestock Sanitary Board ln by the latin name, cocculus lndlcus. and are structed federal Inspectors In Oklahoma to a powerful narcotic poison. They are used J" no until after the first severe very little In medicine, but occasionally an rra. Infusion of the berries in alcohol Is used as " held that he "tor kl all . fever ..ani,.Mo molnlv for the destruction ticks. " , . ----- .of vermin that Infest the body. Amateur K..mn ...a (he rtnrnetl infusion, soma- times prepared with hot water, to saturate w Viw Ida m.im stnnefv the Bh. Any one asking for flshberrles at a drug store would be readily furnished with the same, and no questions asked, but a chem ist, when told ot last night's suicide, marvelled that the woman, knew of the drug and Its possibilities as a destroyer of life. Husband Much Affected. Mr. Dowerman, who came to Omaha with Mrs. Klrkland last night, was much af fected by his wife's death. To a reporter for Tbe Bee he stated that they had never 1 had any oerious quarrel, but that she had j never been content with quiet domesticity j and had always craved stage experience. Their final separation three weeks ago fol- ; lowed an Interchange of words that were Their wedding, Mr. Bowerman said, was very quiet one. At fcer request the license was secured in Avoca that their Council Bluffs friends might not be In formed through tbe papers, and the cere mony was performed by Rev. E. W. Erics son of the Fifth Avenue Methodist church. ALL HARRIMAN LINES PENSION Old Employes of Western Railroads Will Be Provided for by 4 Companies. SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. Dec. 3. Fol lowing close upon the snnouncement that the Union Pacific would pension its old employes, the Oregon Short Line today is sued a circular stating that on January 1. the Oregon Short Line, ihe Oregon Rail road Navigation company and ths South ern Pacific would also establish a pension system. In Contempt of Court. DENVER. Dec. 3 District Judge F. T. Johnson today declared Julius Alchele, rltrk of Arapahoe county, In contempt for disregarding the injunction issued in the registration cases prior to the election and sentenced him to sixty days' Imprisonment and V-'W fine. An appeal to the supreme t court waa allowed. CONDITION OF THE WEATHER Forecast for Nebraska Fair and Wnrmer Thursday; Friday rnir In Last, Fnow or Rain in West 1'ortlon. Temperature at Omaha Yesterday I Hour. Dfx. Hour. Ilea. B a. m ...... 2 i p. m II II . m 17 It P. m IS 7 a. m IK 3 p. ni 1 2 a. m It 4 p. m lU II a. m . . . . , . 1.1 B p. m ..... . IV 10 a. m 12 O p. m 11 11 a. m 12 7 p. m 10 11 n 11 M p. m M 0 p. m O WHY PACKERS MAKE" MONEY Skinners IK-come Kx perls and Turn Out Hides In First Class 'Condition. KANSAS CITY. Dec. 8. The evidence at the packers combine ouster proceedings re lated to the Importance of tha live stock Industry In Missouri and Kansas and the magnitude of the operations conducted bv the packing companies. It was shown by the records of the KanT sas City Stock Ysrds company that Mis souri is second only to Kansas In the num ber of cattle, sheep and hogs marketed, and that the bulk of the live stock hrouirht to this market comes from these states. Superintendents and accountants for tha packing companies testified that during the, year 1901, the local plants paid for the Block slaughtered, apparently $'.15,000,0(10, and of fered employment for 10.0(10 persons. The packers get more for hides than small butchers because skinners in large plants become experts and turned out hides lu better condition. All the witnesses disclaimed any knowl edge of the use of roatlne or other chemical preservatives. TALK OF NEW STOCK YARDS Rumor of Independent Concern Kansas City Revived by Chance In Terminal Management. In KANSAS CITY, Dec. 8. The chanse In management In the Bates depot and terminal, announced yesterday In the se lection of George H. Ross of Chlcaa-o to succeed Theodore C. Bates as president, has revived rumors regarding the building of indecpndent stock yards and packing houses and providing for an entrance Into Kansas City for the Rock Island system and perhaps other lines. The river land owned by the company Is, It Is asserted, to be used as sites for packing bouses for tho Armours. Swift and company and Nelson Morris and the com pletion of the winter bridge and terminals. It is said, is to be pushed. Mr. Ross does not deny that railroads are Interested In the deal, but declines to say what lines are back of It. Mr. Ross would not deny that the packers named are interested, but said that stock vards had not been planned. "I cannot discuss the question of who- Is behind us." he said. COUNTY IS BADLY INVOLVED Missouri Municipality in Debt More "Thau One Million Dollars Account of Railroad Bonds. KANSAS CITY. Dec. S. In the United states cistrict court here today John B, Henderson, jr., of Virginia was given ; u. neouerson of Washington, D. C. who transferred the bonds later to his son. Other judgments held against the county bring the total up to over 81,000,000. CATTLEMEN BLESS STORM Are Now Permitted to Import Live Stock to Missouri from Oklahoma. GUTHRIE, Okl., Dec. 3. The snowstorm of toV raises the Interdiction placed on . topeka Kttn T1ft 1 'rt" .,, , luraivA, rvan., uec. a. The storm has UUUH "" uauiuge 10 uvesioCK and rail- waJr, business in some Instances Is being i nssslsil an smHj4AH 4IMj..UI.. -" " uuuor uiiiii'uiiics, WITNESS IS FOUND GUILTY Man Who Testifies In Jessie Morrison Case Declared by Jury to Be Perjurer. ELDORADO, Kan., Dec. 8. A Jury today rendered a verdict of guilty against J. C. Brownfteld, the principal witness for the defense In the case of Jessie Morrison for the murder of Mrs. OUn Castle, who was chargod with perjury. The penalty is not i jess than seven years In tbe penitentiary, ! Sentence was deferred and an appeal ma) be taken. j Brownfleld's testimony was given at Miss Morrison's second trial, which resulted In her being found guilty, and given a ten year sentence. She is now out on ball pending an appeal. CANAL AS CHRISTMAS 'GIFT Hay Confers with llerran and Hopes to Have Treaty Ready This Year. J WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. Negotiations be een Secretary Hay and Dr. llerran, rep resenting the Colombian government for a canal treaty were resumed today, and there Is promise of a treaty before Christmas. It is understood the secretary will con fer with senators and leading representa tives, and meanwhile Dr. Herran will wait until the secretary shall have made sure of his ground before closing the negotia tions. Movemeats of Ocean Vessels Dec. 3. At New York Arrived: Moltke. from Hamburg. Sailed: Celtic, for Liverpool; St. Louis, for Southampton. At Gibraltar Passed: Palatla, from New York foi Naples snd Genoa. Ar rived: Perugia, from Naples, for New York. At Bremen Arrived; Neckar, from Bal timore. At uueenstown Arrived: Majestic, from New York. At Hamburg Arrived: Numantla. from Tacoma. Ban FTancisto, etc., via Havre. At Liverpool Arrived: Lake Ontario, from Montreal; Parisian, from St. John, N. H, and Halifax. Sailed: Musician, for New Orleans; Lake C'hamplaiu, for Halifax. SUAW SHOWS CASH Nation Hai Ninety Million Dollars in Hand This Year. SURPLUS SHOULD CONTINUE TWO YEARS Secretary Thinks Eoceipts Will Exceed Expenditures by Large Sams EXPORTS ARE LESS, BUT IMPORTS MIRE Foreign Sales Decreased Hnndred Millions, Whiie Pmchases Grew Eighty. WANTS GOLD EXCHANGEABLE WITH SILVER Snaarcsts Scheme for Fore-Ins; Banks to Assume Responsibility of Keeping Yellow Metal Supply 1 1 to Requirements. WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. The report of ths secretary of the treasury Is in part as fol lows: Receipts and Expenditures, Fiscal Year 1902 The revenues of the government from all sources (by warrants) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1SI02, were: From internal revenue T-7. Front ouHtipniH i'i4, From iirollte on coinage, bullion SSI, 122. 10 H4,;w.ll deposits, etc 10,970,506.57 From revenues of ihe District of Columbia 4, From Males of, public lands i, 217.841.43 144.U2.7S rum lees cotviulur, letters put- ent and lands From navy pension, navy hos 4.085,229.87 pital, clothing and deposit lunds 2, ,019,800.2 ,776,832.63 613,454.73 ,564.554.71 S29.314.15 82S,971.a. 147.217.15 6UU&94 636,045. S3 334.233.95 330.438.53 316,579 23 313.948.98 272.422.73 231.t21.20 222,061.91 107.995.58 from Indian labor, eules of In dian landM, etc 1, From tax on circulation of na tional banks 1, From payment of Interest by I'aclflo railway I, From sales of government prop erty From customs fees, flues, penal ties; etc From Immigrant fund From miscflla.ieoUK From Soldiers' Home perma nent fund From Judicial lees, fines, penal ties, etc.. From sales ot ordnanco material and powder From deposits for surveying public lunds From sale of naval vessels and army transports From sale ot lands and build inns From tax on seal skins From trust funds. Department of State From depredations on public lands v From licence fees. Territory of AltiPka From postal service 121 95.805.61 S48.OI7.26 Total receipts S684.326.280.47 Tbe expenditures for the same period were: For the civil establishment j:il.(7,171.3 For the military establishment, including rivers and harbors.. 112,272,216 9 For the naval establishment.... 67,803,128.24 For Indian service 10,049.n8i M For pensions 138.488.5t4.73 For Interest on the public debt. 29,lU,044.81 For deficiency In poutal revenues ....... x.4.151.53 For postal vrvlce 121.S-lS.047.2tJ Total expenditures ?93,088, 904.90 Showing a surplus of 91,287,375.57 Compared with the year 4901 the receipts for 1902 decreased 314,990.46, and there ws decrease in expenditures of $38,776,435.51. Estimates of Revenue. The revenues of the government for the current tlBcal year are thus estimated pon the baBls ot existing laws: . From customs $30,noft,yio From internal rtvenue 222.om,000 From miscellaneous sources 40,000,000 From postal service 132.020,630 Total estimated revenues .... The expenditures for the same estimated as follows: For the civil establishment For the military establishment . For the naval establishment For the Indian service For pensions For interest on the public debt.. For postal service ..tUM,020,630 period are .. $126,000,000 ,. 130,000,0)0 ,. 8",ono.fl) .. 13,000.000 .. 138,000,0)11) .. 27,000,0)10 .. 132,020,63)) Total estimated expenditures.. $6G1,020.6: Or a surplus of 43,000,000 FlBcal Year 1904 It is estimated that upon the basts of existing laws the tevenues ot the government for the fiscal year 1904 will be: From customs $.116,000,000 From Internal revenue 230,000,000 From miscellaneous sources '),uou,uii From postal service 144,767,661 Total estimated revenues.. .... $729,767,664 The estimates ot appropriations required for the same period, as submitted by the several executive departments and offices, are $667,956,776.70, leaving a surplus of $51, 810,887.70. Operations of the Treasury, The treasurer of the United States In bis annual report distinguishes, as the striking features of the condition ot tbe treasury, the magnitude of the available cash balance and the unprecedented holdings of gold. Among the notable events of the last fiscal year ars ths diminution of revenues due to the repeal of war taxes, the reduction of expenditures, and the changes in 'the composition of the paper currency. United States notes and treasury notes were re deemed lo gold to the amount of $17,482,690 of the former and $1,274,690 of the latter, without any Impairment ot the gold re serve ot $150,000,000. The Increase of the available cash bal ance was $33,780,563, bringing the total on June 30 to $212,187,361. By October 1, 1902, the total Increased to $221,253,394, but was reduced by November 1 to $206,421,878 30. Inclusive of the gold reserve, the available balance on June 30 was $362,187,361. the largest In the history of the department, for while these figures are exceeded by the records of 1879. the latter Included in the account the funds held temporarily r gainst called bonds. After allowing for subsidiary silver, sliver bullion and minor coin not available for large payments, there re mained in the treasury vaults November 1 a fund of over $.".6,000,000, which Is slightly in excess of what Is deemed a fair working balance. Nearly half of the net available cash balance, over and abjve the reserve ot $150,000,000, was is gold and gold certlfi catei, which amounted to $103,801,290, and increased by November 1 to $113,542,933, a sum tar exceeding the outstanding liabili ties. Tbe first quarter of the new fiscal year was marked by an Increase In customs, offsetting the reduction by the new statutes In Internal revenue. Both the receipts and the expenditures were In excess of ths cor responding months In ths year preceding. On November 1 a surplus of $13,296,491 was shown for the current fiscal year. Loans and Cnrreney. Ths amount of the Interest-bearing debt outstanding July 1. 1901. was $987,141,040. On that data the government was still purchasing United States bonds for the sinking fund, and such purchases were con tinued with slight Intermissions until March 15, 1902. Tbe total amount pur chased and charged to tho sinking fund