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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871. OMAHA, SATURDAY MOllXING, DECKMHEK 0, 1002 TWELVE PAGES. S1NULE COPY TIlliEE CESTS,. STORMS WORK UAYOC East is Snowed Under, Wires Broken and Trains Delayed. BAD BLIZZARD SWEEPS NEW YORK CITY tteainers Are Lata and Telegraph Service Almoit Suspended. PENNSYLVANIA FARES LITTLE BETTER Cellwries Have to Be Closed in Anthracite legion. NEW ENGLAND STATES ALSO SUFFER Virginia and Maryland Are Damaged ad, Awif to Weat, Wwhlnrtoa Reports Heavy Losaes Front Inclement Weather. PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 6. A fierce mow and wind storm, amounting almost to a billiard. Is prevailing through Pennsyl vania today. Railroad service In all direc tions la badly crippled and telegraph and telephone wires are p rout rated. Throughout the anthracite coal region the fall of snow Is reported to be heavy and Is drifting badly, necessitating the shutting down of many collieries. PITT8BURO, Deo. 6. During the night the heaviest early snow storm In years visited this section. Today there are five Inchea on the level and much Inconvenience baa resulted to street car and railway traffic. Snow flurries still continue. POTTSVILLE. Pa., Deo. 5. A heavy snow storm prevails and collieries in the Schuylkill region are operating under great difficulties. Snow has fallen to the death ot nlmt Inches In some parts of the coun try. The trolley company has abandoned its various branches. The coal washeries are Idle. Elsewhere In the region conditions are reported to be the same. WASHINGTON, Dec. 6. A severe wind and snow storm visited this city last night and the snow Is still falling. Damage to telegraph and telephone wires Is reported, The Weather bureau promises much colder temperature tonight. The storm Is central on the New Jersey coast and will move northward Into New England tonight, where It will be most active. Snow aad Sleet la Sew York. NEW YORK. Dec. 6. A snow and sleet storm delayed traffic in New York today, Service on the elevated lines was seriously Interfered with and communication be tween uptown and downtown by mesne of the surface lines was slow and difficult Dispatches from all parts ot this state ahow that the storm is prevailing every where with varying severfty. At Albany the snowfall Is heavy and all trains are reported from one to five hour late. Billiard conditions prevail at Schenectady. Newburgh, Saratoga and ether plaoea in the east and north part of the etata.tt.From. Rochester to Buffalo ui atorm is much milder. In this city the storm developed Into a billiard as the day grew. About an Inch ot snow fell during the forenoon. Sound teamen arrived several hours late and their officers reported the atorm heavy up the sound. Telegraphic service east of New York to New England, especially, Is prostrated and northward through New York state tho service is greatly Impeded by the wind and now. Teutonic, which arrived today, com' Dieted a trip of seven days and thlr teen hours ot almost continual storms, Th shin met particularly severe weather last night approaching port and an chored in the lower bay. The last part of the voyage up to the dock today waa made In a bllard. Every day ot the trip the pas sengers were kept within storm doors and one of the crew was nearly washed over board. Toward noon the storm abated, but the wind continued high. The gale blowing acrosa the Jersey mead owe today tore down eleven telegraph poles west Of West Hackensack bridge on the Delaware, Lackawanna at Western railroad The fast mall west was caupht In the mesh ot wires and the windows on one side broken, the flying glass cutting several women passengers. The storm was severe on Staten Island, barge dragged anchor oft Liberty Island. and when last seen was drifting out to sea. with two men aboard. A dispatch from Asbury Park, N. J., re ported the wont storm ot the season pre vailed there last night and today. An east gale lashed the sea Into a fury, driving breakers over the board walk, but doing no damage. Vessel la Wrecked oa Pier. GLOUCESTER, Mass., Dec. 5. In a heavy northwest gale today the two-masted schooner Flo F. Meader struck on the un finished breakwater and will be a total loss. The captain and crew ot six men were saved. MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 5. The rain and sleet In the territory adjacent to Memphis stopped falling at o'clock last night. Ths weather Is cloudy and colder. The telegraph companlos report that communication with southern and western points Is uncertain. The reporta from Ar kansas and Texas state that freezing weather prevailed. The freeie reached as far south as Palestine, Tex., with heavy frosts at Galveston, Houston and Beau mont. In western Louisiana the Red river Is at the danger line and a further rise Is pre dicted. SAVANNAH, Ga., Dec. . The long trestle on the Atlanta Birmingham rail road over the Saltllla river was washed away last night by the flood, completely blocking traffic over the line. The Sal tllla is higher than has ever before been recorded. NORFOLK. Va Dec. 6. A sixty-mile gale, blowing since last night, has caused considerable damage. Houses have been unroofed and trees and telegraph wires blown down. Uneasluess is felt for ship Ping. The government transport Arethusa passed out of the capea yesterday after noon with coal for the Carribbean Beet aad come apprehension Is felt tor Its safety. NEWPORT NEWS, Va.. Dec. 5.-The terrific storm of wind and rain that struck this section early this morning was the most destructive known In Hampton Roads .tor some time. One life was lost and numerous boats have been torn from their moorings and beached. Others firmly an chored have been filled and sunk. TACOMA, Wash., Dec. t. Reports from 'West Port state that the storma of Suuday and Tuesday night did great damage to the taUa work of the government Jetty at the entrance to Oray's harbor. This Is the superstructure upon which (Continued ea Second Page.) MUTINEERS SHOOT CAPTAIN Alao Fatally Wound Second OHIcer aad Leave Ship oa Raft ta Mldorean. QUEENSTOWN, Dec. 6. The British ship Lecelster Castle, from San Francisco Jan uary 26, arrived .here today. Its commnnder reported that on September 2 three Ameri can r mutinied ana captain reame and. officer were shot, the latter fatally; .''y.-'neounter with the muti neers, hir ty '',p 00 r,ft ,n mld' ocean. - Captain Peattle V: s a.raes of the mutineers s W. A. Hot;.. Sears and Turner. They were all ed In San Francisco. The aecond officer, -Mr. Nixon, was shot while attempting to rescue the captain. In the darkness the mutineers got a few planks and coops, formed a raft and launched it from the ship, which was then about 300 miles north of the Fltcalrn Islands. The captain searched for the raft the next day, but It was not sighted, and It Is surmised it went to pieces. Captain Peattle adds that Hobbs was the actual murderer of Mr. Nixon, whom he ehot through the heart. The captain him self was shot twice, but had quite recov ered when he arrived here. When the chief officer discovered that three men had mutinied he mustered the crew on the poop. Intending to await day light and capture the mutineers, but the latter escaped in the interim. The captain is unable to account for the mutiny. He supposed It was the Intention of the mutineers to murder the officers and the men who refused to Join them and take the ship. It Is said that Hobbs came from Illinois, Sears from Idaho and James Turner from Portland, Ore. The mutineers took week's provisions with them on the raft. GERMANY AIMS TARIFF BLOW Reichstag; Dlscuaaea Resolution Dla. criminating A gain at America if Reciprocity Is Refused. BERLIN, Dec. 6. The government came to terms with the majority parties in the Reichstag on the tariff bill, because it learned that Russia was going to denounce the commercial treaty before the year s end. The government was also extremelv anxious to set the treaty ratified by the present Reichstag and remove tariff and treaty questions from the realm of prac tical politics before the general election ot June. In order to do ao more effectively the government will probably bring up eome military question, like the Improvement of the artillery, on whLh to fight the eleo tlon. Baron Heyl von Herrenshelm. Connt von Kanlta and Baron von Wardorff. together with sixty-four conservative, national lib eral and anti-semlte members. Introduced a resolution today directly aimed at the United Statee. The resolution asks the chancellor, before renewing commercial treaties, to serve notice on any country not giving German goods fair reciprocity treat' ment that the existing most favored na tion privileges will be discontinued when the general commercial treaties are re' newed. Liberal critics point out that If this leads to a tariff war Germany will get worsted, since the United States Is able to get man ufactured goods from England and France, which countries Germany is now supplying, whereas Germany must have American raw materials. ROADS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA Applications Are Mad for Charters for Bfaay Proposed Lines la the Far West. VICTORIA, B. C. Deo. 6. Notice is given In the official gasette ot an application tor a charter for the construction ot a railway from Haxleton, at the head of the Skeena to Peace river pass or Pine river, or both thence to the eastern boundary of British Columbia. This Is the route over which the Grand Trunk officials say the projected transcon tlnental line is to cross Canada. Application is also made for a charter for a line from Hazleten to TcBlln lake or Atlln lake, or both. A charter Is also sought for a line from Nalga gulf to Naas river and thence to Telegraph creik, with river steamers operating oa the Stiklle and Naas. Another charter Is asked tor a line from the coast near Burke channel, or Bentinck Arm, through to a point on Burrard Inlet, DIES OF HEART PARALYSIS End Comes Very Suddenly to Minister Buck While Gueat of Japa acae Emperor. YOKOHAMA, Dec. 5. Paralysis ot the heart caused the death of United States Minister Albert E. Buck, which occurred yesterday. The end waa tragically sudden, Mr. Buck was the guest of the emperor on a duck hunt in the Bhlnkbama preserves. A bird had been netted and the minister, with a Jocular remark, started to reset the net. Suddenly be fell and without word or groan expired instantaneously, He has suffered from a weak heart for aome time. Mrs. Buck was not with the party. Minister Buck was held in high 'esteem In Jkpan and the flags on government build ings have been placed at half mast. The funeral has been set for Monday next. Secretary J M. ' Ferguson Is In charge of the legation. HONDURAS FACES REVOLUTION Two Would Be President and Fi-leads Hay Rally 'Hound Them with Arms. PANAMA, Dec. 5. A revolutionary move ment ia threatened In Honduras. Oeneral Sierra haa been Induced to refuse to turn over the presidential power to Senor Bo nllla, who waa elected president In October. It Is believed that the Honduras con gress will try to declare the last elections Illegal, and Senor Bonilla's numerous par tisans threaten to protect their leader's rights by force. Juan Angelarlas, the de feated candidate, has been appointed min ister ot state. Rehel Leader la a Prlsoaer. PANAMA, Dec. 6. Governor Salaser re turned here today from his trip to the In terior. He reports that the rebel Indian leader, Victorian Lorenxo, refused to sur render his arma when Oeneral Herrera or dered blm to do so but that he was com pelled by force to give them uo and is now a prUouer op board the Colombian cruiser Bogota. As Lorenxo is held responsible for many crimes, he will probably be se verely punished. It waa his intention to continue a guerrilla warfare with bl In dlaa followers. OPERATORS ARE MISTAKEN Wayne MacVeagh 8ayj ThfT Should Come ta Aniioable Settlement BLIND MINERS LED TO WITNESS STAND Strike t'ommlaaloa I ontlnnri Investi gation and eee Sad Spectacle 11 luatratlna; Danicera ot Work In Anthracite Rrclon. SCRANTON. Pa., Dec. b.-The mine i workers continued to call witnesses today before the strike commission to testify o tho alleged black listing by several com- I panics In refusing to re-employ strikers. In most cases no satisfactory reason was given. Two blind men, who were also otherwise badly injure by underground explosions. were presented as living evidence of the dangers In the mines. When the commis sion adjourned the Rev. J. J. Curran. a Roman Catholic clergyman of Wikesbarre, was on the stand. Mr. MacVeagh told a reporter that a majority ot the operators thought it better to postpone efforts to reach amicably a basis tor the award of . the commission until both sides had presented all the testimony they wished to. Whether such efforts to reach a basis will then be re sumed can only be decided after the evi dence is all in. Lawyer Dlaaareea with Clients. Mr. MacVeagh added that he personally thought. In view ot the extraordinary con ditions existing in the anthracite region. that this was a mistaken attitude for the oporators to assume, as he feared each day's testimony would tend to increase the bitterness ot feeling; but it was not only the right, but the duty, ot the op erators to act en their own Judgment, and he sincerely hoped the result would Justify the conclusion they had reached. Before the evidence waa resumed today Judge Gray said the commission had de cided to present to both sides certain blank forms which would indicate what informa tion regarding wages the commission wanted. Halt a dozen witnesses, all ot them mine workers, were called in rapid succession to testify to alleged blacklisting by the companies. All were employed before the etrlke, but were afterward refused work. The companies gave various reasons, none of which were satisfactory to the work men. Mr. Darrow then presented two witnesses who had been injured while at work. Both were blind and had to be led to the stand. One of them, besides losing both eyes in an explosion, lost one arm and hie other hand was rendered useless. After they had testified, Attorneys for the operators protested against bringing such unfortunate men to the witness stand. They were injured before the strike and had no direct bearing on the matter. Mr. Darrow did not Intend to present too many of such witnesses, but wanted to enable the commissioner to realise the dangers of coal mining. Judge Gray here broke In and said, 1te hoped the thing, would not be overdone. We have a lively sense of the conditions," he eald, "and I may add that I never saw a sadder spectacle than that presented by those two men." The Rev. J. J. Curran, a Roman Cath olic clergyman of Wllkesbarre, occupied the stand during the remainder of the aesslon. He gave a description of the con ditions under which mine workers live, one similar to that given yesterday by Father Hussle of Haxleton. In answer to questions put by Judge Gray witness said he was opposed to the boycott and the black list. This met with the chairman's approval, who said if boy cotts were permitted the country would go to pieces. BIG MINES EAT UP SMALL ONES Independent Anthracite Concerns to Be Swallowed hy Cor. peratloas. SCRANTON, Pa., Dec. 5. Recent ever have given ground for the belief that the result ot negotiations in progress will' be the ultimate sale ot the properties of indi vidual operators to the large coal carrying companies. This will not be done at once, but It Is regarded here as certain to come In the not distant 'future, because it Is believed to be the only solution ot the situation and the outcome which both the independents and the large companies desire. The colllerlos of the sixty-seven Inde pendent operators ean be purchased. It is said, for 1147,000,000. Tbess collieries pro duce threo-tenths of the total output ot coal. POPE GIVES ST. LOUIS CASH Has Money Left Him Which Cannot Be Raised and So Forwards Receipt. ST. LOUIS, Dec. 6. An Instrument ex ecuted In Rome, which is equivalent to a receipt from Pope Leo XIII, was filed in the probate court today. It is written In Latin and contains the original signature of the secretary ot the congregation of the propagation of faith.- A translation of the instrument was also filed showing that the parish of St. Boni face In St. Louis is burdened with a debt of 34.000 lire and that Francis Hellmann, a creditor, when dying, willed to the pope a part ot his claim, amounting to $625. The executor of the will demanded this sum from the parish in order to forward it to the pope, and It being difficult to raise the amount the pope was requested to donate . V. b ni.nl n Ik. nnrl.l, n H rrfl I' ..nnlnl i .... ...... . ..., In order that the estate may be legally .... ..,, v, settled. The pope s receipt for all but .mi was received and filed today. SEEKS TO ENFORCE COPYRIGHT Frank A. Rlaehart of Omaha Caaaes (iuaatlty of Indian Heads to Be Seised la Peoria. PEORIA. 111.. Dec. B. (Special Telegram.) Deputy United States Marshal Tripp to day served a writ of replevin on C. E. Wheelock A Co., extensive wholesale and retail dealers in crockery and chinaware, and took possession of (450 worth ot cases of Indian warriors' beads, on complaint ot Frank A. Rinehart of Omaha, who charges the Arm with an infringement ot his copyrighted designs. The designs rep resent Chief Wolt Robe and Chief Three Fingers of the Cheycnt.es and Chief Moun tain of the Blackfeet tribe. The Peorians. it la charged, secured photographs of the copyrighted deslgus and had their own casts made In Germany. The case was continued to tne January term, the firm's bond being fixed at 11,000. DAKOTA TROOPS FOR ISLANDS War Department Relieves Philippine Soldier, Sending Others In Their Place. WASHINGTON. Dee. 6. The War depart ment today issued an order providing for the exchang: of nTteen Philippine regiments with troops In the United States. The troopa now serving in the United States ordered to the Philippines are: Cavalry The Thirteenth, now at Fort Meaile, 8. I'., ami Kort Keogh. Munt. ; the Twelfth, nl Fort Clarke and Kort Sim Houston, Tex.; the Fourth, ut Fort Grunt, Arlx. Fort Duiiuesiie, t.tuh. Fort llua- U!inJL, - n . " ' ' ('ohm Artillery Tenth company, now at Fort Uetty, U. C; Thirty-eighth., at Fort L" Vil.efcTed-n Kth" Tt Fort William. Me. Field Artlllerv Ninth company, now at Fort Sh.-rid.vi, 1"-: Seventeenth, at Fort Sum Hou8l.ii., 'iYx.; Eighteenth, at the Presidio, 8n Francisco. Infantry Fourteenth regiment, now at Forts Vavne and Hrady. Allch.. end Fort I Porter, N. Y. ; Llightetiilh, at Fori D. A. misseii, wyo., fort ixinan. ioio., ami Whipple Barracks, Arts.; Twenty-third, at Platlsburg, N. Y. : Fptirth, ot Foit Sam lloi'ston. Fort Hrown, Fort Wlngate, Fort Mcintosh and F.agle Pass, all in Texas, and the Seventeenth regiment, at Van couver Barrarks, Holse Itarracks, Idaho, and Fort Wright and Fort Lawton, Wash. The troops to come borne from the Philip pines and the order of their disposition in the United States are as follows: Cavalry Sixth regiment, to the Depart ment of the Dakota; First regiment, to the Department of Texas; Fifth regiment, to the Department of Colorado. Artillery Twenty-fifth, TwenVy-seventh, Thirty-llrst and Thirty-sixth companies of coast artillery anil the Fourteenth, Fif teenth and Twenty-fifth batteries of field artillery, to 1m- unsigned to sUitlons on arrival at Ban Franclwe-j. Infantry First regiment, headquarters and two battalions, to be selected by the regimental commander, to the Department of the Lakes; the remaining battalion to the Department ot the Kast; Second regi ment, to the Department of Colorado; Fifth regiment, to the Department of the East; Twenty-sixth regiment,' to the De partment of Texas: Tenth regiment, to the Department of Columbia. HOUSE DOES LITTLE WORK Authorises Foreign Decorations and Refers Tariff Claims to Court of Claims. WASHINGTON. Dec. E. The house de voted today to bills on the private calen dar, the most important one passed being one to adjudicate In the court of claims the claims of certain exporters ot steel blooms, who between 1879 and 1882 naid customs duties equivalent to 45 per cent ad valorem, when it Is said the correct rate should have been 30 per cent. A bill to pay Smith, Meyer & Pels, archi tects of the congressional library, 150,000 additional compensation was defeated. A bill was passed authorising the follow ing persons to accept presents and decora tions from foreign governments: Captain B. H. McCall, U. S. N. ; Drs. Eugene Was dln and H-. B. Geddlns, U. S., H. S.; W. A. Taylor, H. W. Wiley. M. A. Carletoa and John B Shule of the Department of Agri culture, John A. Oker'man of the ' Missis sippi river commission, Casper S. Crownln shleld. United States (commercial agent: Mias Anna Tolman -SmUaV ami Lieutenant Colonel F. II. Phlpps. At 4:05 p. m. the house adtourned. TO SUCCEEITJMINISTER BUCK John Barrett af Ortgoa to Be Named to Pill Vacaacy at Toklo. WASHINGTON. Dec. B. When the presl dent comes to take up the question of sue cession to the vacancy caused by the death of Minister Buck at Tokio It is understood he will name John Barrett of Oregon, at present commissioner general of the St Louis exposition to Asia and Australia, to be minister. Mr. Barrett is now somewhere in the neighborhood of the Straits Settlements. He has been working to secure a good Asiatic representation at the St. Louis ex position and his efforts have been attended with success, for he has induced both China and Japan to embark upon large govern mental exhibits when they had decided not to be represented in that way. He is now bound for Australia, where It is his hope to change the mind of the pre miers in Australia and New Zealand and cause them to reconsider their purpose to allow the exposition to go on without ex hibits from their colonies. REPORTS ENEMY'S MOVEMENTS Coasnl Tells Washington What He Knows of Hostile Fleet. WASHINGTON, Dec. B. The consul at Port of Spain today cabled the State de partment the movements ot the "enemy's' squadron. He says the ships left Port ot Spain yes terday, going through the Bocas Grande and steered eastward well supplied and coaled. The commander of the fleet cas ually Inquired before leaving as to the health conditions at Bermuda, which the consul suspects is a crafty device to mis lead him as to the real destination. The State department will Inform the Navy department and the latter Rear Ad miral Hlgglnson. FRUIT HARBORS DISEASE German Doctor Tells ot T)angera In cidental to Cherrlea aad Other Orchard Prodncta. WASHINGTON. Dec. 6. Twelve million bacteria Inhabit the skins of half a pound of cherries, according to Dr. Ebrllch, a I Hi M ' CA experiements in regard to the infection of , . . ... ........ fruit. Currants come next, with 11.000.000 i , 0 . . . , . ... to every half pound, and grapes next, with 8.000,000. An account ot these experiments have been transmitted to the 8tate department by the' consular clerk at Frankfort. Dr. Ebrllch urges that all fruit be cleaned, either by peeling or washing, be fore it is eaten. FINDS WOMEN MAIL CARRIERS Payae Hears That Females Are Cover. Isg Mounda aad Makes la veatlsratloa. WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. It has recently been brought to the sttentlon of the post master general that about twenty-five women are holding positions as carriers in the rural free delivery service and a call has been made for information about them. An Investigation will be made to learn whether they are pegormlng their duties in a satisfactory manner. It appears the appointments were made without the department knowing the sex of the candidates. ILBAN TREATY IS READY President Palma Will lign Document at Havana Next Wednesday. TWO SENATES MUST THEN RATIFY IT Official Announcement Made as to Enil of Negotlatlona, hut No Ue tails as to Terma Embodied Are Given Out. HAVANA, Dec. 5. After a conference with Secretaries Zaldo and Montes tonight President Palma said: My commissioners, Senores Zaldo and Monies, will si(tn the reciprocity agreement with Cleneral HIIfs Tuesday or Wednesday next, li will be then sent to Washington, where the trerty will he signed by Secre tary Hay and Minister yuesada. After confirmation by the United States ...111 . .. .1 V. ....... , ., ttn f ' i 1 1. 1, n sei".M for approval. I shall not Vend Ti to ! the House ot representatives oecause inai house h is. with the approval of the senate. ine right, according to tne constitution, to make a treaty which does not affect the tariff. This agreement nrovldes for certain re ductions In the duties on Imports from the I nlted states, Dui tne tiirm on inose articles Is not changed. After the approval of the treaty 1 intend to send a message to the Semite and the hounc asking for a revision of the tariff In order to keep up the revenues which will be necessarily lessened by the treaty. A senator who represents the administra tion gives his opinion that the reciprocity agreement must be approved by the houso of representatives. The matter of Issuing a loan for $35,000,000 Is again being taken up in the senate. FALLS CITY WOMAN ARRESTED Mary I.lndenberar in fiistodr at Leav enworth, Charaed'wtth lalngT ' the Mall to Defraud. LEAVENWORTH, Kan., Dec. 6. (Special Telegram.) Mary Llndenberg of Falls City, Neb., was arrested In this city today on the charge of using the United States mall to defraud. The arrest was made by United States Marshal McGrath of Topeka. The case ia one of the most interesting of the kind ever known. Some time ago C. M. Conrad of this city advertised for a wife and he received a response from Mary Llndenberg. In her letter to Conrad she said that she was willing to marry, pro viding ahe could find a suitable husband, and she said that she would be glad to come to Leavenworth to see Mr. Conrad. Shu stated in her letter that she was poor and could not come unless money was for warded to her with which she could pur chase a ticket. Mr. Conrad promptly for warded the money and a few days ago the woman arrived in the city. Mr. Conrad met her at the depot and escorted her to one of the best hotels. They talked matters over and the woman said she was satisfied with Conrad and would marry him In a short time., Conrad waa pleased and he bought her many new clothea. When ahe had gotten all his ready cash, amounting to J 200, she told him that she was only Jokijg and had a husband in Ne braska. Conrad then caused her arrest. The hearing is set for December 8. CARRIE NATI0N IS IN JAIL Kaasas Woman la Again In Custody oa a Charge of Diarurhw lav the Peace. TOPEKA. Kan.. Dec. B. Mrs. Carrie Na tion was placed In Jail here today on the charge of disturbing the peace. She had gone the rounds ot places where bars are maintained. She was forcibly ejected from several drug stores visited and from a hotel, and while she was permit ted to enter several saloons she attempted no smashing. Finally a hooting mob followed her wake, when druggists and Jolntista slammed the doors In her face, resulting in her arrest. JUDGE RESTRAINS WAITERS Cle-vetaad Union Forbidden to Inter fere with Employes of Non union Reataarant. CLEVELAND, Dec. 5. Judge Ford of the common pleas court today granted a per petual Injunction against the Walters' union and the United Trades council restraining Its members from picketing 'or distributing handbills to would-be customers at the res taurant of John Mulbolland. The Injunction practically affects every union man in the city. Mulholland refused to employ union waiters hod the latter brought on tlr bovcott. CHOCTAW INDIANS MOVING Emlsrrate by Hundreds from Miaala slppl to Indian Ter ritory. ARDMORE. I. T., Dec. B. The emigration of hundreds ot Choctaw Indians residing in Mississippi to Indian Territory has com menced. Many families reached this city today to appear before the Dawes commis sion tor enrollment. : Under the law these Indians must reside In the Indian country tor a certain period and prove they are Choctaw Indians be fore they are entitled to allotment. It la expected that several thousand will reach the territory before February 1. the date of the beginning ot the allotments. HELD FOR HOTEL TRAGEDY t Proprietor aad Clerk of the Lincoln In Chicago Mnst Answer for Manslaughter. CHICAGO. Dec. 6 Fred A. Smith, pro prietor ot the Lincoln hotel, in which four teen men were smothered to death yester day, and Night Clerk E. C. Weber were ar raigned In police court today on the charge of being accessories to manslaughter be fore the fact. Tbey were arrested last evening at the Instigation of Coroner Traeger and Chief of Police O'Neill, but furnished bail and were released. CONVICTS ONE MORE B00DLER St. Louis Jury Plods Charles Denny Guilty aad Gives Hint Two Years. ST. LOUIS. Dec. 8. Charles J. Denny, former member of the house of delegates, on trial on the charge of perjury In con nection with the Suburban deal, was found guilty today. His punishment was fixed at two years In the penitentiary. CONDITION PF THE WEATHER Forecast tor Nebraska F:ilr Saturday, Colder in South Portion: Sunday Increas ing Cloudiness, with Snow in West Por tion. (Temperature at Omaha Yeaterdayi llonr. Peg. Ilnnr. Dev. B a. m ...... HU 1 p. m ...... SIT II li. ni VJ it p. in its 7 a. m it:t :t p. m silt Ha. in HI 4 p. in SM ( a. m UJ .1 p. m H 10 a, m.,,.,, !M l p. m ...... Vt 11 a. ni VH 7 p. nt XT il m 2T Hp, l p. ni t REED STILL CRITICALLY ILL Doctors Report Improvement Aceom 1 punylnu; Restoration of for mal Temperature. WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. Tho improvement in the condition of former Speaker Reed continued all day. though the physicians eay nis connuion is sun criucai. lonigm iney issued the following bulletin: 10:3ii p. m At the present time Mr. Heed is resting comfortably. OwIiik to unavoid able excitement this afternoon there was slight elevation of temperature. This has subsided and his temperature Is now normal. W : respiration .16, pulse tM. He tains nourishment, mind rlear and ap- pendical symptoms community abating. F. A. OAKDINKR. 8. L. M'DONALD. The physicians say Mr. Reed's recovery will be slow. They have on hand a quantity of saline solution and a tank of oxygen, but the use of neither has been resorted to. The oxygen may be used during the night If this is found necessary. Its purpose Is to oxidize the blood no as to eliminate the poison which may have de veloped as a result of uraemlc disorders. Dr. Bishop, Dr. Gardiner's assistant, will remain In charge of the patient during the night. WOMEN CONDUCT FUNERAL Daughter of Revolution Laid to Heat by Fellow Mem bers. CHICAQO, Dec. 6. A ceremony unique among funeral services was performed at Rosehlll cemetery today, when the body of a woman wa laid to rest by a party of her women frlenns. A wc nnn said the prayer, a woman spoke the words of eulogy over the body and consigned "dust to dust" at the open grave. Only one man stood in the throng of mourners. He waa the son or the deal woman, but he took no part In the simple rites. It was the funeral of Mrs. Eliza Jane Oliver Monahan, 90 years of age, the daughter of Captain Joseph Oliver of tho continental army In the revolutionary war. Following her last wish ehe was buried by her fellow members of the Daughters ot the Revolution. CITY IS BUILT IN A DAY Baarle City, Oklahoma, Sprlnats from Nothing; Into a Town of Two Thoaaand. EAGLE CITY", Okl., Dec. ".Eagle City last night was cornfields and raw prairie. Today it is a town of 2,000 Inhabitants with a complete municipal organisation, a bank in operation, a dally newspaper established, a hotel, four restaurants, seven saloons, at least a score of mercantile establishments and no end of gambling houses. The lot drawing began at daylight. Each boomer paid In $25, which entitled him to a twenty-flve-foot business lot or a fifty- toot residence lot, the selection to be by lottery. As soon as the choice sites were drawn the bidding for them became lively end several sales were made at from $500 to $1,000 each. Eagle City Is to be a divi sion point on ths 'Frisco line. WASHINGTON LETTER IS SOLD Autograph of Flrat Prealdent Fetches Blgr Price at Auction Sale. BOSTON, Dec. 6. A letter of George Washington, written on October 29, 17SS, to his friend, Patrick Henry, governor ot Virginia, was sold at auction today for $580, the purchaser being a New York man, acting as agent. The letter is given in full in Sparks' life of Washington and Is ot some length. Its subject matter relates to a grant of money by the Virginia legislature to Washington In view of his services in the Revolution and his refusal ot the same. BANDITS' HORSES ARE SHOT Securing; Others, However, They Elude Poaae and Make Good Their Eacape, LA JUNTA, Colo., Dec. 6. A telephone message from the "J. J." ranch is to tUa effect that a posse last night overtook the three men who robbed the Carlton post- office-oa Saturday night, and In a battle which ensued two of the robbers' horses were killed. The fugitives, however, held up a party of hunters, securing fresh horses, and es caped. The posse la still in pursuit. JOINT ROBBERS ARRESTED Bandits Who Held Up Gaming Room Caught by Idaho Poaae. POCATELLO, Idaho, Dec. B. Two of the three men who hsld up the Eagle club rooms last night and secured over $1,000 have been captured by a posse. Another posse Is close on the third mem ber ot the gang and his capture is almost LIMITS . COLORADO TAXES Supreme Court Holds Mining; Com pany's Peraoaal Property Exempt. NEW YORK. Dec. B. The Ptnes-Pcllcan Mining company, a Colorado corporation : with offices in New York, received a favor fable opinion today from the appellate dlvl- sion of the supreme court, which decided that the corporation should not be taxed for personal property. Movements of ocean Yraaela, Deo, S. At New York Arrived: Laurentlan, from Glasgow. At Glasgow Arrived: Llvonian, from Huston, hailed: Silurian, for St. Johns. N. F.. and Philadelphia. At Queenalown Sailed: Khynland. for Philadelphia. At Isle of Wight Passed : Nordam, from Rotterdam, for New York. At IJverpo.il Arrived : Irishman, from Portland. Sailed: Nomadic, for New York. At Muvllle Hulled: Pretorlan. from IJver pool, lor ilaUlux, N. b., and bt. John, N, B. TRUSTS RESTRAINED House Committee Suppoits Proposal to En force Pnbl' ity. LITTLEFIELD'S BILL IS FEP0RTE0 Meaanre Will Now Fe .tiiUrel with Othen Affacticg Ccrabiues. FINANCIAL DETAILS MUST EE FILED Full Particulars of Organisation Ara Also Called For. PROMOTERS' STOCK1 IS SPECIALLY TAXED Firms Falling to Fulull Conditions May Be Prohibited from Rna-nglasT In Interstate and Foreign Com merce by Dlatrlct Courts. WASHINGTON. Dec. 6. The subcommit tee of the house Judiciary committee, to which was referred anti-trust bills, re ported favorably to the full committee to day on Mr. Llttlofleld's bill providing for giving publicity to the affairs of commer cial combinations. The acting chairman of the ludlciarv committee appointed a subcommittee todav consisting of Representatives Llttlefleld (Me). Overstrect (Ind.), Powers (Mass.). De Arruond (Mo.) and Clayton (Ala ), to which all anti-trust bills, including the publicity bill, have been referred. A meet ing of the committee is called tor tomor row. Must File Retarns. The publicity bill, as amended, provides that every corporation. Joint stock com pany or similar organization engaged In Interstate or foreign commerce, and every such corporation which shall hereafter be organized, shall file with the Interstate commerce commission on or before Septem ber 1, each year, a return stating Its name, date of organization, where and when or ganized, the statutes under which organ ized, and, if consolidated, the name ot the constituent companies and the aame Infor mation concerning them. It the concerns have been reorganised the criglnal corporation is to be stated, with Information concerning It. The following particulars must also be given: (1) Amount of authorized capital stork, shares Into which divided, their par value, whether common or preferred and distinc tion between each. (2) Amount issued and outstanding, amount paid in, how much, If any, paid In cush, and how much, if any. In property, and if paid in property a description and cash value .of the property at the time it waa received. 3 indebtedness, Its nature and for what purpose Incurred. (4) A statement of the assets at their present cash market value, giving the ele ments upon which the market value Is based. (6) The total earnings and income, oper ating expenses. Interest, taxes, permanent improvements,. iwU earning, -dividends de clared, with ratu and .dulu, during tho period preceding the first, preceding July, salaries of officials and wages of employes. Must Testify oa Oath. It la provided further that the treasurer or other officer of concerns affected shall answer on oath all Inquiries that may be J mde in writing, under the direction of the luiersittie cumuivilQ vuiuwibbiuu. rciauw to 'Its financial condition and its caoltal stock. ' Such answer is not to be used as evidence against the person making It. ex cept In prosecutions under the proposed act. A tax of 1 per cent per annum Is Imposed on so much of the capital stock outstand ing which Is not fully paid in cash or prop erty at its full cash market value, and pro vision Is made for collecting the tag. Any concern falling to make the return as required, and any concert) falling to pay the tax Imposed, is to be restrained, on the suit of the United States, from engaging In interstate or foreign commerce. It Is made the duty ot the attorney gen eral, at the request of the Interstate com merce commission, to enforce the provis ions of the act, and suit may be brought in any district court ot the United Stgtes at the selection of the attorney general where an offending concern has a place ot busi ness. Provision Is made that the interstate commerce commission shall prepare and publish a statement showing a list of cor porations and disclosing their condition. . Ths bill does not apply to any concern with a capital not exceeding $500,000. CANAL 0NCEM0RE DELAYED Colombia Cannot Ratify Treaty Till Juae aad Beaato May Aet First. WASHINGTON, Deo. B. If the minister at Bogota la correctly Informed no treaty providing for the construction of the Pan ama canal can be ratified by the Colombian congress before about June t next. Secretary Hay has therefore deotded ta allow the treaty to be ratified la Washing, ton first, presuming that ha succeeds In negotiating one, unless the senate inter poses an objection, which Is not antici pated. It is expected that early next week Dr. Herran will be given all the powers neces sary to sign a treaty. WILSON DISCREDITS STORY Secretory of Asrrleultare Does Not Re. Hove There Has Been Aay Ad vance laformattoa. , WASHINGTON, Dec. 6. Secrete ry Wilson said today that he did not believe the charges published in New York that in formation of last Wednesday's government crop report had leaked out In advance. Mr. Wilson said that although he was away Wednesday, he had made searching Investigations of similar allegations in the past, but had been unable to find anything to sustain the charges. WASHINGTON HEARS KOCIArt Famous Violinist Dedicates Serenade to Mlaa Alice Hooae. vrlt. WASHINGTON. Dec. Koclan. the Bo hemian violin virtuoso, appeared this after noon for the first time in Washington at the Columbian theater. Among his auditors wers Mrs. and Miss Poosevelt, the Austrian ambassador and Mrs. Hengelmuller, Mr. and Mrs. Reginald do Koven, Mr. and Mrs. Cortelyou and members of the diplomatic corps. Kocian has Just composed aud dedicated a "Serenade" for the violin to Miss Alice Roosevelt. J i