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ESTABLISHED JUE 19, 1871. OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 8, 1902. SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS. DISCUSS NEW STATES Senate on WedWay Will "Take Up Territorial Autonomy Bill DEBATE WILL LAST OVER MANY DAYS Chrlitmu May Coma and Go Before Deciiion is Beached. MANY COMMITTEEMEN ARE TO SPEAK All Will Bupport Propond to Unite Indian Territory and Oklahoma. IMMIGRATION MEASURE MAY ALSO BE UP Dtscaaaloa Will, However, Be Desul tory an Chlellr Coolleed to Read ies; Claasea aad Ameadmente Members Wl.k ta Move. WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. Tn accordance with the unanimous agreement of last session the senate will take up the state lood bill next Wednesday. The bill will undoubtedly provoke con siderable debate and It la generally be lieved that It will not be dlapoaed of until the Christmaa holidays, even If It doe not laat longer. Senator Bcverldge, a chairman of the committee en terrltorlea, will call the bill up on Wednesday and will probably apeak In support of the report ia favor of the substitute bill presented by the committee. Other members of the committee who agroe with him will follow. All of thorn will give careful attention to the testi mony taken by the subcommittee which re cently visited the territories. v The committee's written report has not yet been submitted and this, too, will probably be put In on Wednesday. The re port will analyse the teatlmony, dealing with the questions of Roll, mines, agricul tural possibilities, educational facilities and general fitness of the population of the various territories tor statehood. Strongly Oppose These Clalma. It la generally underatood that a atrong position will be laken In oppoattlon to the elalma of New Mexico and Arlxona, consid erable atress being laid on the fact that a large percentage of the people of those ter rltorlea are necessarily tn the conduct of the business of the many courts. Attention will be given to the previous question of statehood of those terrltorlea, many of which are seriously criticised by the preaent committee on the ground that they fall entirely to represent the real con ditions. The report will be accompanied by a transcript of the testimony on which It is based. It Is expected the Immigration bill will be discussed 1a half-hearted manner on Mon day or Tuesday, the proceedlnga consisting largely In reading the bill and the consid eration of amendments. There wllj be, mora or less executive bus iness during the. week,' and In all probabil ity another adjournment from Thursday un til Monday week. HOUSE CONSIDERS ELECTIONS London Dock Chars Bill Will Prob ably Be Defeated Early l ' Week. WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. The house this week hae not mapped out any program beyond the London dock charge bill tomor row and the report of the election com mittee on the contested election from the Twelfth Missouri district on Wednesday. The London dock bill has been pressed by exporting Interests, especially the mill ing Interests of the northwest, and Is op posed by the Atlantic shipping interests, and its passage is considered doubtful. The Missouri election case is somewhat of an anomaly. Mr. Butler, was unseated at the last session. He wss re-elected In November by about 1,000 majority. His opponent now contests, but In order to secure action before March 4 the rules relating to the preliminaries of a contest, which may be strung out for months, must be shortened. The committee recommends that the period for preparing the case and taking testimony be limited to forty daya. It the legislative appropriation bill is completed In time It will probably be taken up about the end of the week, but If not, the remainder of the time may be occupied with minor bills reported by com mittees. LEARN COAL STRIKE LESSONS Clvle Federation Will Meet Today nd Disease Many Labor Matters. NEW YORK. Dee. 7. Tho annual meet log of the National Civle Federation will be held tomorrow, continuing on Tuesday and Wednesday. Special attention will be given to the lessons learned from the recent coal strike. The English workmen brought to this country by Alfred Mosely will take part in the deliberations, together with Senator Hanna, former President G rover Cleveland. Bishop Henry C. Potter and Dr. Eliot of Harvard. . Among others who will speak are: Cornelius N. Blisa, Oacar S. Strauss, Archbishop Ireland, James II. Eckels, for mer comptroller of the currency; Charles r'rencla Adauis, aV K. Callaway, president of the American Locomotive works; Ed ward P. rllplsy of Chicago, president of the Santa re; H. 11. Vreeland, president of the national street Hallway assocla lion, and Marcus M. Marks, president of the National Association of Clothing Manu facture. It la expected the heads' ot eleven labor organisations will attend. PROTECTS INFANT LIVES reaaaylvaala Isisrssc Commissioner Asks Mew Lealalattea on abjeet. HARRISBURO, Pa.. Dec. 7. The Insur ance commlalsoner has written te Governor Stone concerning the practice of insuring the lives of young children. He says the business of Insuring children on the Industrial or small weekly payment plan has grown to vast propc.nions and has been and will continue of Inestimable ben edl to a large majority ot people. He adds: While I do not think ary radical changes In the laws reguiaiins this class of luaur anca advisable, I would nevertheless rec emmend such Irgllation as would 11ml the amount of Insurance to be paid to a burial benefit only and Axing an age under whtt h chlidi en could not be accepted. This .might projwrly be put at S years, because in the natural course a child of that age would In a few years be of more pecuniary benefit to the parents than the pltiauce vuJi would e ubuanea cat lis aeaia. PLEAD . .FOR PASSIONISTS Amerlraa aad British Ambassadors Islt ia Aaklas; Fraace to - Kef d Fathers. ' ....... r AKI3, Dec. 7. The American ana uru- Ish ambassadors have made friendly rep resentations to the French government with a view to a reconsideration of th raaslonlst Fathers, who are. Included among the religious orders to be expelled from France. The representations were sub mitted on behalf of treEngllsh and Amer icans attending St. Joseph's church, which Is conducted by the Passlonlsts. As the order Is on English one, It was recognized that representations concerning Its rights must tome solely from the Brit ish officials. Mr. Porter's representation was, therefore, mainly verbal and pointed out the convenience of the church to Amer icans. It was In no sense a protest or an assertion of International right, as It was fully recognized that the government's ac tion toward the congregations Is a ques tion of domestic policy. The representations have led to a per sonal desire on the part of the government officials to yield, but It Is relt that It la difficult for the government to act. Inas much as the entire question has been sub mitted to the Chamber of Deputies. It Is also pointed out that an exception In this case would give foreign religious orders privileges which are not allowed to the Frencn orders. It Is believed that the final determination of the question rests with the Chamber of Deputies. MAY ONLY FIGHTWITH WORDS French Deputies Eichsste Seconds, bat Shots Are Mkety to Be Harmless. PARIS, Dec. 7. As a result of the' fistic fight In the Chamber yesterday, M. Syveton has chosen the Marquis De Dion and M. Guyot De Vlllenuve as his seconds to meet the seconds appointed by M. Valle. As a preliminary to a meeting, however. It must be decided who was the ' aggressor and whether the offense comes within the code of honor. M. Syveton's personal offense against Valle consists In giving; him the He, while the minister's personal offense consists of having called M. Syveton a "wretch." A further complication U pointed out by the Figaro, which says that duelling Is practically Interdicted among officials tn authority. For a minister to engage in a duel is tantamount to giving up his port folio. The general belief Is that the sec onds will determine that no cause tor a duel exists. SOLDIERS ARE UNDER GUARD Troops Retnrnlnar front Manila Will Be Escorted to Prevent Disorder. MANILA, Dec. 7. The disorderly char acter of some of the. discharged soldiers who are going home on the transport Logan ha led General Davis to order a eompany of Infantry. aboard) iO.,ac,aa, a speolal guard. ;' The company will aocompany the trans port to San Francisco, and then return here. Logan sails on December lo and carries the remainder of the men dls- harged under the reduction order. CHICAGO PIANIST HONORED Mat, Cetsler la First Americas Sololat to Play tor Vienna Phllhar. noile Society. VIENNA, Dec. 7. Fannie Bloomfleld Zelaler of Chicago, the .pianist, played Salnt-Saens piano concerto at the Phil harmonic society's concert here today. This is the first occasion on which an American soloist has been Invited to ap pear at the society's concerts and Mme. Zelaler met with an entbustastlo reception She will sail tor America on Decern- ber 17. MANILA FREE TO CHINAMEN Celestials Resident In I'nlted States May Move to Philippine Islands. i MANILA, Dea. 7. Customs Collector Shuster rules that Chinese residing ia the United States may enter the Philippine Islands. Ills decision says: A n v rhlnaman lea-ally resident In the mainland territory of the United States Is entitled to enter the Philippines, Irrespec tive nf class or occupation, provided he coims by a reasonably direct route and uses due diligence in coming. MAKES CONCENTRATION CAMPS Governor Taft Establishes New Rale to Aid Extermination of Baadlts. MANILA. Deo. 7. Preparatory to an ag gresslve campaign against the ladronaa in the Rlzal province of Luzon, Governor Taft has established sonea ot concentration. The land will be tilled during the day and the people retire within the sones at night A strong force of constabulary will be used against the bandits. TARTAR PRINCE IS BURNED Catches Alight la Mid Ocean, bat All Paaaeacera Aboard Are Saved. LAS PALMAS. Canary Islands, Dee. T. The Prince line steamer Tartar Prince was burned at sea on November IS. The crew and passengers were saved by Argyll, the crew being afterwards trans ferred to Goth, while the passengers pro ceeded to their destination on Argyll. Award Nobel Friars. STOCKHOLM, Dec. 7.-The following Nobel prises will be distributed on Wed nesdav next. The Dutch professors. Lore ox and Zeenan, win aiviae me pnysics prize Prof. Emll Fisher of Berlin, the chem istry prise; Prct. Mommsen. the literary prize; Major Roas, principal of the Liver pool School of Tropical Medicine, the med leal prise, while the Husiisa professor, De Martena, will be awarded the peace prize Ride Shot la Suicide. LONDON. Dec. 7. While Etruria was sis cendlng the Mersey on 'Saturday morning Colonel Lamb, a member of the EnglU Rifle team, returning from the Icternt tlonal competition in Canada, committed suicide. Aoatrlaa Km error Well Ascalau VIENNA. Dec. T. F-inperor Francis Jo sepa has now recovered from his recent at tack of lumbago and is expected, te return to Vienna this week. BRITAIN WARS FOR ISLAND Wages- Wordy Battle with Veneiuela O'er Possession of Patos. r i,. Bk '.'TRIES CLAIM SOLE OWNERSHIP Ival Cok, Set Forth la Official PabUeatloK Jkd May Possibly, Thooarh Kt Probably, Form X Sabject of Arbitration. WASHINGTON, Dec 7. Included in Ven- ! czuelas "Yellow Book" for 1901 are the let- ers exchanged between London and Car- acas last year regarding the ownership of j Patos Island, which has been In dispute for many years. The question waa reopened by the action of the Venexuelan gunboat Augusti tn Jan uary, 1901, In capturing certain British subjects on the Island. When the Caracas authorities were called to account by the London Foreign office, the former repjled by renewing their long- tandlng claim to Patos, and a diplomatic controversy extending throughout the year wa the result. Veneiuela. Seta Forth Claims. Venezuela bases its claims: 1. On the leland'a Droxlmltv to the const of Qiilarla, from which It la distant only three miles, claiming that It is a tenet of International law that a country com mands water within a marine league of Us coact 2. That the International Law Institute haa defined the territorial sea as six mll"S whereas the island of Patos Is more than en miles from Trinidad, the nearest Brit ish possession. a. mat tne treaty of March. 1X45. 'ex plicitly confirms the title of Venesuela over II the Islands near her coast which were under the dominion of Spain in the Initia tive period of Venesuelan Independence." In support of this contention the Venesue lan authorities produce a letter from the Spanish minister for state In 1873, In which ne denies that royal sanction was given io the concession to the Ayuntanmietilo of rlnldad by the governor of Patos, Huevos and Monog.. Great Britain claims in reply: 1 That m-kan Trtnlrinrl waa rnnnn.r.H In 1797 sovereignty over Patos was alno ob tained and so recognised by the Madrid government. Z. That Patos has. remained in tne peace ful possession of Oreat Britain for more tnan a century, auring seventy years or which time Venezuela advanced no counter claim and that the official map of Codazzi colors the Inland ot Falos the same as Trinidad, Indicating that both belong to the same country. To this Venezuela replied by stating that the map of Codaxsl was so old as to make it impossible to distinguish the various colors and produced other maps by the same author which give Patos to Venezuela. Being unable to' agree on even the minor points of the controversy the British minis ter near the close of last year Informed the Venexuelan foreign office that he would make no " further representations in the matter, aa there was nothing to be gained by continuing the correspondence. It is understood that President Castro will ask that the question be settled by ar bitration, a proposition to which the Brit ish, government will hardly accede In vrew of its contention that the ownership of Patos la so clearly British aa not to furnish a suitable, subject to .arbitration. . ' BUILDS PALACE FOR A CHILD Andrew Caraesle Cornea to Dedleato Million Dollar Home on . Christmas. NEW TORK, Dec. 7. Andrew Carnegie's reason for disregarding his London physi cian's advice and sailing on Oceanic for New York last Wednesday became known today. It Is Mr. Carnegie's desire, stronger than any fear ot the evil results of an ocean trip in winter, to give to his little dsughter, Margaret, a Christmas present of the new mansion at Fifth avenue and Ninety-first street. On Christmas day, his health permitting, he will give a house warming and the mag nificent structure will be presented to the light of the household. The family on ar rival will go direct to the new house. The wish of the father's heart has been delayed too long already, In the mind of Mr. Carnegie. The house was to have been occupied a year ago, but the magnitude of the work has been miscalculated. MeS were engaged night and day during the year now passing to make sure that there would be no further postponement and the $1,000,000 mark set for the cost of the house has been passed. Mr. Carnegie la a great .lover of Central Park, and while at his New York home is a daily pedestrian on its walks. An en trance to . the park fronts his grounds. He named his place the Highlands of Man hattan. Three architects worked for months to meet the views of Mrs. Carne gie, who acted tor the little owner of the mansion, before the plans were accepted and the work begun. While engaged in giving away millions for public libraries Mr. Carnegie has watched the walls of his new home rise and has overlooked the work on the garden, the embellishment of which has added $500,000 to the cost of the mansion. Miss Margaret will clap her hands with pleasure when she sees her own particular surroundings. A private kindergarten, glass winter garden and playrooms In which . a school ot children could revel, will be her own premises. Plenty, of air and lots of flowers, with birds,' will make her the most envied heiress of ths metrop olis. The garden In which the child' will play In the early spring before she Is taken abroad to Scotland for the summer occupies the remainder of the land In the block fronting on Fifth avenue and extending 200 feet along Nineteenth street. House, land and garden are worth fully $2,500,000. LORENZ ADVISES DOCTORS Tells How to Treat Baltimore Pa tient a, bnt Oneratee on None. BALTIMORE, Dec. 7. Dr. Adolph Loreni todsy visited the hospital for crippled chil dren. While he did not perform an opera tion be advised the physicians how to treat some ot the patients whom he saw. Dr. Randolph Wlnslow of Johns Hopkins hospital is entertaining Drs. Lorens and Mueller and a party of distinguished physi cians and surgeons, at his home tonight. Dr. Lorens will give a public clinic at the university hospital tomorrow. CUBAN CHILDREN ARE FREED Leave Kills Island on Their Way to California Theoaophlst School. NEW YORK. Dee. I. The eleven Cuban children who arrived recently on their way to the Point Lome school were released to day from Ellis Island and taken to Jersey City, where they started oa their Journey across the continent. STORMS DISABLE SHIPPING Some Boats Arrive In Pert, hot Maay Other Vessels Are Driven Ashore. NEW TORK, Dec. 7. Monterey, which arrived today from Mexico and Havana, waa caught in a terriflo gale on Friday j laat when off the capes of the Delaware. While laboring In the heavy seas, the high pressure cylinder bead broke, disabling tho starboard engine. Monterey made port un der the other engine. ST. JOHNS, N. F., Deo. t The German steamer Albano arrived here today short ot coal- Tne steamer met with hurricane weather In the Atlantic and the passen- ger" suffered greatly. A rioua gale swept the Newfoundland "1 yieroay ana a numocr ot vessels were ariven asnore. rail reports regard ing the extent ot the disasters have not yet arrived. The gala is still . raging, ac- companled by blinding snow HALIFAX, N. S., Dec. 7. With Its flag flying at half mast for the loss of three ot Its crew drowned during a storm at sea on Saturday, the Gloucester schooner, Veda McKeown, arrived at North. Sydney today. The men were awept overboard by a huge wave while the captain and other mem bers ot the crew were below. COLD WEATHER IS GENERAL Illinois and Wlscoasla Share Shara Froata with ' Aaatrlaa Empire. BLOOMINGTON, 111., Dec. 7. A wave visited central Illinois today. cold Tho mercury dropped to zero tonight. MILWAUKEE, Dec. t 7. Wisconsin and upper Michigan are in the embrace of a cold wave tonight, the coldest-of the sea son. In many places tbe temperature is near zero. A high wind prevails in this section and light snow hat fallen through out the state. LA CROSSE, Wis., Dec. 7. With a pierc ing wind the temperature has reached 2 bo loir zero and Is growing colder. The river Is full of Ice. VIENNA, Dec. 7. The' weather is In creasing In severity throughout Austria Hungary. The supply of milk and vege tables to Vienna le curtailed, owing to the roads being Impassable from snow. Many accidents have occurred. It Is reported from Bucharest that 'the Danube Is frozen over for a considerable distance. At Ibraila and Galatz, on the Danube, about eighty grain-laden vessels are Icebound. The in tense cold is causing much suffering among tbe poor. " CATTLE EXPORTS .HALTED New England Shippers Stay .Idle Till Disease Haa Been Stamped Oat. ' i '. I . BOSTON, Dec. 7. No reply has been re ceived as yet to the cable sent to the Brit ish government by the acting consul ex pressing the desire ot steamship men and cattle shippers that its quarantine against the shipment of eattle frem, New England be modified so as to period shipfheffv from Portland of western and Canadian animals. Meanwhile the New England export cat tle trade Is at a standstill, tbough some in formstlon from Washington says that the British authorities have requested a state ment with regard to the foot and mouth disease, and a report as to the wisdom of allowing cattle to be loaded at Portland. Dr. Salmon said today that It had been his Intention to have the work of slaught ering the affected cattle begun by Tuesday, but the heavy snow about the state might cause a delay. GIVES LIBRARY TO PRINTERS Mrs. Cnmmlnajrs Donates Late Poli tician's Books to Typographical Union's Home. ' COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 7. Tho library of tbe latcAmoa J. Cummlnga, tbe New York congressman and editor, is to be given to the home founded here In 1882 by the International Typographical union. Mrs. Cummlngs, the widow, is authority for the announcement. Mr. Cummlngs was a member ot the orig inal board of trustees and his Interest in the home was great. His will did not contain the provision, but knowing it to be his wish, Mrs. Cummlngs has made the bequest In her own will re cently executed. The library will reach the home ultimately, perhaps soon, it Mrs. Cummlngs decides to remove from New York. It contains many valuable works and manuscripts. CUDAHY H0LDS OIL RIGHTS Obtains Lease on Indian Territory Lands Which Amounts Almoat to Monopoly, GUTHRIE, Okl., Dec. 7. The announce ment has been received at Bartlettsvllle, I. T., from tbe acting Indian agent at Wash ington that an extensive portion of that city was leased, prior to the ratification of tbe Cherokee Indian agreement last August, to the Cudahy Packing company for a period of fifteen years tor oil and gas purposes, and hence cannot be entered by other persons. The lease was made under the provisions of the Curtlss act and gives to the Cudahy company a great advantage in the extensive oil and gas field now being opened in tbe territory. KANSAS AND IOWA HELP Send Especially Large Delegations to Reciprocity Conference nt Detroit. DETROIT, Dee. 7. The International reciprocity conference, which will open for a two days' session here on Wednesday morning, haa aroused great interest throughout this country and Canada. Kansas and Iowa among the western states will send especially large delega tions. The conference will serve to intro duce to the east the National Reciprocity league. GIRL SHOOTS SELF IN BACK Wounded Man Thus Accounts for Her Death, bat May Stand Trial. SPRINGFIELD. Mo.. Dec. 7. Annie Me Mahan, a domestic employed in a local ho tel, was found dead In her room today. William Plttman, an employe ot the 'Frisco shops, 'slightly wounded, was also found In the room. Plttman asserts that the girl in a jealous frenxy shot blm and them com mitted suicide, but examination disclosed the girl had been shot la the back, and Pit'tnaa was held. GRIEF FOR THE CARRIERS Bimor that Congressman Load it to Qo Into Postal Department MAY HAVE CHARGE OF THE EMPLOYES t'onsireaaman - Elect McCarthy In Waahlngrtoa Vlaltlna; Drpartmenta nd Looking; Over Scene of Fntnre I-abors. (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, Dec. - 7 .(Special Tele gram.) A I'nlted States senator who la upon Intimate terms with tbe president Is authority for the statement that Congress man Loud is to be made fourth assistant postmaster general in rlace of Bristow of Kansas. Mr. Loud's term expires on March 4 and he was not re-elected. He has been chairman of the committee on postofflce nnd post roads for the last seven years ana no man in congress hss a wider knowledge of postal affairs than the Callfornian. Ho has, however, seriously antsgonlzed the letter carriers of the entire country thrnimh his cerststent opposition to tho bill to increase their salaries. Under pres ent conditions the fourth ssslstant port master general has nothing to do with the letter carriers. He Is virtually the ap- nnlntlnr n (fleer of the department and handles all papers referring to sppllcatlons for postmastershlps, but In connection with the well authenticated report that the Call fornian is to become fourth assistant io Postmaster General Payne Is the rumor that the duties of the various assistants are to be reclassified. The first asststaut Is to be given charge of all appointments nd sneelal agents and the lourtn is io have charge of the clerical and other em ployes of the service. Including carriers and railway mall clerks. If this plan Is R.innfeH. it would dace all the letter car riers under the supervision and control of Mr. Loud. That such a change will cause an uproar needs no demonstration. Mr. Loud openly charges the Letter Carriers association with the responsibility for his defeat. He u a rentleman who does not follow tne biblical injunction. "Forgive your enemies." to aay great extent. On the contrary, ne has the reputation of remembering those who spitefully use him ana ot paying ms debts in kind. McCarthy Looking Aronad. Renreientative-elcct J. J. McCarthy of Ponca and R. B. Schneider of Fremont ar rived today and are registered at the Raleleh. Renresentatl ve McCarthy says ho expects o spend about ten days In Wash ington to look over the scene ot nis luiure legislative duties. "I really have no special business here. said Mr. McCarthy. "I only came to Wash ington to look about and get acquainted with mv future colleagues and to call upon the heads ot departments with whom I will, as representative ot tne inira uia trlct. be obliged to be In close touch, whiio here I will look about the city to get an ides ot where I may secure a de sirable residence, during the coming winter, r ... nuitaa. familT of youngsters and expect to bring them with me to WaaV ington and am Interested. n tne puono school system on their account. In short. my visit is purely upon private buniness. Katinnol Committeeman Schneider said he merely stepped over In Washington on hi wav to New York. "I have a gooa many friends in Washington, In and out of congress," said Mr. Schneider, "ana win put In a couple of days visiting anu inea go on to New York to attend to some pri vate business." POLITICIANS HELP IRISH Senator Presides and Representatives Attend Home Rnle Meeting; In Washington. TxraBHTvr.TnN. Dee. 7. A largely at tended mass meeting in honor of Michael Davltt, Edwin Blako and John Dillon waa held tonight at the Lafayette theater. Mr. Dillon, however, was not present, owing to his recent illness. Senator Thomas M. T'nttor.nn nf Colorado nresiaed ana among others present were the following repre sentatives in congress: Burkett (Neb ). Littlefleld (Me l, Alexan- m . ,.t tr U A.f i W an Krn 4 1 11.1. sfrne ifcnn.Y. Caldwell (111.), bilbert (Ky.j, Graft (111.)' Reeves (111.). Joy (Mo.) Hedge (Ia.), Zeenor (Ind.). Oooch (Ky.). Bella (N. C). Each (Wis.). Cooper (Wis.). Foss (111.), Aimer iivati., ' - ' Green (Pa.), ariflroaae were made by Senators Patter son and Messrs. Davltt and Blake, the meeting concluding with a vote ot wanna to the speakers, proposed by T. V. Pow- derly. Senator Patterson declared tne siruggie going on was a bloodless one and that home mi for Ireland, with a landed proprietor ship, must come ultimately. Mr. Blake was optlmlstlo as to ireiana s r.,t,,r. The onlv complete remedy, he de clared, to all ot its ills wss to leave the regulation of Irish affairs to tne people oi that country. Mr. Davltt said the land league atarted twenty-one years ago to do its work. The tight bad been tierce and constant, but vto tory waa in sight. NEW MEXICO IS PROSPEROUS Governor Reports New Towns, Mines aad Irrigated Fields with Sat isfactory Finances. WASHINGTON, Dee. 7. The annual re port of Governor Otero of New Mexico says the territory is unusually prosperous, Irrigation work has taken great strides, new. mines are opening and new towns and cities springing into life. The net bonded debt of tbe territory Is $1,031,054. The- assessed valuation of prop, er'ty Is $41,108,715, which ta .not one-third of its actual value for taxable purposes, a fair estimate not falling far short of $150,000,000. , TWO BURGLARS BREAK JAIL Couple of Otbera Make Attempt, bnt Are Recaptared After Loag Cbaae. RED KEY, Ind., Dec. 7. The four men charged with tbe robbery of the McKioney hardware store, G. W. Smith's grocery and tbe Home restaurant, broke Jatl today. Charles Smith ot Peoria, 111., and Charles Rogers escaped, but James Campbell of Kenton, O., and James Carroll of Pitts burg. Pa., were captured after a chase of about two miles. Bloodhounds were turned loose on the trails of Smith and Rogers, who were pur sued to within a few miles of Hartford City, but as yet have not been overtaken. The officers at Hartford City are on the lookout and It is thought they will be caught there CONDITION OF THE WEATHER Forecast for Nebraska-Fair In East, Know In West Portion Mnndio' and Probably Tuesday; Not So Cold Tuesday. Temperature at Omaha Yesterday Hour. Dear. llonr. Deg. Ba.m It 1 i. M H . 4 a p. m ....... H T a. in . a a . m K a. m A 4 p. lu T Ba.m.,,..... 4 ft n, m . 0 10 a. m .1 Ds.ni . ft 1 1 a. m ....... . T Tp. in 4 12m...,,,,,., 1) M . nt ....... . 8 Op. m - WILL WAKE ORJDIE IN WEEK Womaa Continues Slnmber Stnrtlng Laat Friday with Splrltoallata Watching for Sign. ST. LOUIS, Dec. 7. Mrs. James R. Aber nathy, who suddenly dropped to sleep while reading a newspaper on Friday morning, is still tn a somnolent state. The attend ing physician this afternoon again applied an electric battery and for a moment hef eyes opened, she made a slight effort to sit up, then sighed and fell back asleep without having uttered a word. Her breathing Is deep and regular and her heart action is pronounced good. The physician states that he believes her condi tion Is due to cerebral hemorrhage, and thinks she should swsken ot her own ac cord about next Thursday. "The alternative' Is," he said, "that if blood Instead of serum has congested In tbe brain, she may pass away while asleep. The principal symptom Is a swelling of the arachnoid, one of the three principal mem branes of the brain. However, I believe her chances for recovery are favorable." Mrs. Abernathy Is a believer In spiritual ism and many devotees of the cult gath ered at ber home today and stood around her bed. believing ber in a trance and hold ing celestial communication and eagerly watching for the conveyance of some sign from tbe spirit realm. TEXAS LOSES MUCH LAND Property Holders Have Xo Title to Holdings Now Kew Survey Is Out. AUSTIN, Tex., Dec. 7. A report Just filed In the state land office fixes the 100th meridian so that Texas loses a strip cf land three-quarters of a mile wide. The survey takes off that much ot the eastern edge of Lipscomb, Hemphill, Wheeler, Collingsworth and Childress counties, a total loss of 112A sections or 72,000 acres. It was at first understood that the nsw line would give to Texas a atrip of eight miles of Indian Territory, but If the corner aa lately marked is made permanent, the people who .own property will be without title, as a deed from Texas will be worthless. This new location will stand unless the people of Texas can pre vail on congress to authorize a Joint sur vey for the purpose of marking a new line. This makes the third portion of the Texas boundary line in dispute. CARDINAL" DEFENDS FRIARS Asks Men to Compare Their Work with that of Baltimore Colleagues. BALTIMORE, Dec. 7. Cardinal Gibbons referred in his sermon today to the as persions cast upon the friars In tho Phil ippine Islands. He said In part: Much has been said in the past two years regarding the friars In ithe Philippines. They have been praised and abused In turn. Perhaps the best way to Judge of these much-maligned men is to consider the char acter of their consecrated brethren and sis ters In Baltimore. This investigation will give us an opportunity of ascertaining how far the religious men and women of this city are Imparting the example of Christ as presented In today's gospel. His eminence dwelt at length upon the good work performed by charitable and religious organizations, and claimed that the parochial and Catholic schools saved the city fully $500,000 annually. suit over, harrison" estate Daughter of Late President Seeks to Have Property Sold and Pro eeeds Divided. INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., Dec. 7. Mrs. Mary Scott Harrison McKee, daughter of the late President Benjamin Harrison, has brought suits against Elisabeth Harrison, Mary Lord Harrison, her guardian; Russell B. Harrison, William Schoppenhorst, the Union Trust company and Martha E. Clark and Stephen A. Clark. The complaint sets torth that the plaintiff and Elizabeth Har rison and RuBsell B. Harrison each owns an undivided one-third Interest In tbe prop erty at 20 North Pennsylvania avenue, oc cupied by William Schoppenhorst. She sues to have the property sold so that she may get her interest. The Union Trust company is made a defendant for tbe reason that It holds a mortgage. , STRONGS RETURN TO AMERICA Land Ins Wew York, bat Decline to Dlaeuaa Diamonds or Move meats. NEW TORK, Deo. 7. Among the passen gers who arrived today on Umbrla from Liverpool were Mr. and Mrs. Putnam Brad- lee Strong. Strong refused to say any thing about his past or future movements. Mrs. John Dillon, who comes to see her hUBband, was also a passenger. TRAGEDY IS NOW COMPLETE Harry Johastone, the Aetor Marderer, Follows His Victim to tho Grave. PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 7. Barry John stone, who killed Kate Hassett of Kelth'i Stock company, died today at the Hanne mann hospital from his .self-inflicted In Juries. Movements of Ocean Vessels Dee. T. At New York Arrived Rotterdam, from rujiiernum ana uouiogne; Deutscnlan Fr.i.n Ilumtilir.i . . i . t V , . , 1 , . l bourn; Ciissel, from Bremen; l'mlrla. from Liverpool and (Jueenstown. Hallod Kur neia, for Ulasgow; Kyndam, for Amster dam. At Southampton Balled Blucher, from Hamburg and Boulogne, for New York. At the Llsard Parsed Uroonland, from New York, for Antwerp. At Havre Arrived La Oaacogne, from New York. At Plymouth Arrived Pretoria. from New York, fur Cherbourg and Hamburg, and proceeded. At Liverpool Arrived Etruria. from New York, via Queeiialown Sailxd Siberian, from Glaagow. for Bt. Johns, N. Hall fax, N. 8 . and Philadelphia. At On..n.tnwn RjIUI I .ii.nl. I Liverpool, fur Nsw York, REKD'S BODY MOVED Widow, Daughter and Friend. Aooompanj BesiaiDi to Portland, PRESIDENT TENDERS HIS SYMPATHIES Invites Bereaved Woman to Etar at White Home. POLITICIANS AND DIPLOMATS LEAVE CARDS Constant Stream of Monrnen Fay Eemage to Former Speaker. FUNERAL IS FIXED FOR TUESDAY NEXT Famous Leader Will Be Laid to Rest from 1'altarlan Church In Ills Native City In State of Maine. WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. The remains of Thomas Bracken Reed left here this after noou for Portland, Me., where the Inter ment will take place on Tuesday after noon. The casket waa placed on a special train, leaving Washington at 4:50 and running as tho second section of the Federal ex press, scheduled to arrive at Portland to morrow. Accompanying the body were Mrs. Reed, Miss Catherine Reed, Amos L. Allnn, Mr. Reed's successor in the house; Asher C. Hinds, Mr. Reed's parliamentary clerk while speaker, and Augustus G. Payne of New York, a lifelong friend. At Mrs. Reed's request there were no ceremonies ot any kind and at Portland they wilt be ot the simplest character. President Pays Reapeeta. During the entire day there was a stream of sympathetic callers at the Arlington hotel, where the body of Mr. Reed lay awaiting removal to tbe railroad station. Tbey Included President and Mrs. Roosevelt, members of the cabinet, the eenate, bouse of representatives and dlplomatlo corps. Many persons In private life also called. Neither Mrs. Reed nor her daughter saw any of the visitors, who simply left their cards. It was not generally known that the body would be taken from the city today and President Roosevelt bad Invited Mrs. Reed and her daughetr to be his guests at the White House pending Its re moval, which Invitation, however, they felt compelled to decline. The body was enclosed In a casket with heavy oxidized extension handles, and on the top was a solid silver plate, on which had been engraved the following simple Inscription: Thomas Rrackett Ttesd. October 18, 1S39; December 7, W02. Tbe casket remained at the hotel until about 4, when It was brought downstairs and lifted into the . hearse, the under takers' assistants and the employes ot the hotel acting as body bearers. Then, with out ceremony or display of any kind, it was removed-to tho station. . Ov the. casket rested two floral offerings, one frem the widow ' and the other, enclosed in a long pasteboard box, from Mrs. Roosevelt. Mrs. Roosevelt Sends Roses. Mrs. Reed's offering was a large wreath of violets, American Beauty rosea snd or chids sprinkled with Lilies of the Valley, while that from the White Houbs was sn assortment of white and pink roses, with maiden hair ferns loosely thrown together. Soon after the body left the hotel Mrs. Reed and ber daughter, Mr. Payne, Mr. Allen and Mr. Hinds were driven to the special train. Among those at the sta. tlon were Senator and Mrs. Lodge, Justice McKenna ot the supremo court. General Draper ot Massachusetts and Repre sentatives HItt and Littlefleld. The spe. clal train carrying the funeral party was made of the composite car Brutus, tbe sleeper Harvard and a day coach. Mr. Littlefleld expects to go to Portland to attend the funeral and Representative Burleigh, who Is there already, la also ex pected to be present. The arrangements for the obsequies have been left In the hands of Joseph W. Symonds and John C. Small, an old neigh bor of Mr. Reed's. Bo tar as yet arranged, the funeral will take place aome time on Tuesday afternoon, from the First Parish Unitarian church, of which the Rev. John Carroll Perkins Is pastor. The Interment will be at the Evergreen cemetery. House Will Adjourn. The bouse will adjourn aoon after assemb ling tomorrow as a mark ot respect to Mr. Reed's memory.. This course was decided on tonight. Immediately after approval of the Journal, James S. Sherman (N. Y.) will be recog nised to present a resolution of condolence and the house, after adopting It, will ad journ. THREE WEEKS STILL NEEDED Coal Arbitrators Mast Listen to Mnch More Evidence Before Maklns; ward. BCRANTON, Pa., Dec. 7. It Is expected the mine works will take all next week to present their side of the' controversy with ths coal operators. Tbey have occupied twelve full days thus tar presenting their teatlmony and expect to take as long again. While no one positively knows, It Is es timated the employers will then take about ten days more. It is probable the commission will ad journ for Christmas on December 23. In the meantime attorneys for both sides will be asked tomorrow to present figures they have prepared so that tbe arbitrators can study them. If tbey are not such ss are required more tablea will be asked tor. The arbitrators are dally receiving letters from persons residing In all parts ot ths country in which advise is gtven them how to act, but no attention t paid to them. Many of the communications maks pleas for the protection of the nonunion men. PACIFIC WIRE READY SOON First Cable Leaths Will Be Laid Thle Week and Yokohama, Next Jnly. SAN FRANCISCO, Dee. 7. Clarence Mae kay, president, and Mr. Ward, vice pres ident of the Commercial Cable eompany, arrived here tonight to witness the cota menesment of tbe cable to Honolulu, which is to take place in the latter part of this week. Mr. Macksy said he believed the branch from Honolulu to Yokohama, via Guam, would be in working order by July. A conference will be held tomorrow with local telegraph officials on the matter et expediting the work.