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ITABLII1EI JUNE in, 1S71. OMAnA, THURSDAY MORNING, FIliRUARV 26, liKUl TEX TAGES. SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS. V TALKS CITY OWNERS Jew Tork ConTTttioa Heir. A-t-or.tatira Fiji os krxrs Ctrl. . SCHlKE DECLARED SUCCESS IN ENGLAND Lead Ld. tor En r;ti Town. An Ep'.lr Zlztenduif Ejrtank VERGES CLAWS COUNCILS ARE WASTEFUL Ailepet PrU Cox pax 15a Eire ICocvy ia i:ifrae:1 of FriDchue PORTER PEVaXS THE SERY1CE GIYEN Lays It Dm a te-r-el at y that Pfc Urly LJaes rn4r Prlv- srared tales. aall aa Had Aeeeaasaadatl I " I nrw TORK. Feb. 26. Tb eonrratlon on tBBBlclpaJ aa-earahlf at 4 traacli!. ablth ! fat to caetrBo for tbro 6y. open4 hrr j to4jr. Tftwa a a r?od attniance. Tb j who la bis ad tom held that tb rendiUn. ta AacerlraB rltlea art aurb aa to make tb tiourbtful ad caLrlmlc aetk some aetbod VJ inpurrriBfu v - 'This coBTextloa has beeji railed,." bo aid, "for tb furrcs of furnishlnt facto and Informal loa axd of vrrasistBg a per manent bureaa for tbe colleetlcra aad dka tn ration, of tn3n1c1.aj oia'-Jotlra relatiag to tba best mat bod of onpplrtn rowmerrrlal wants." Tbo first paper read. "Rsceat History of Mttnlcipal Owbanbla. la tb Tnlted State." waa prepared aodeT tba direction f t be lato Charles Walda Hasklca. dean of tb Hrw Tork rTl-rerorty Prbool at CommeToo, and waa read by Joseph K. Johnson, tha J rreseirt deaa of tba acbont A mraa Tarraatlaa Alas taa. Clifton Roa-ers WooflrulT of Jhnadelphla asade the seat address, la which be said: Vhat Is the raiiae of the nnfle-nlable BTPWtb of popular lniereat lo trie niuntrtpa.1 ownership of puMic eemr fraorhise? I rej, that the rnfvem-ru la pThnarl.y d to the popular (nriaiiaiion at trie eorrapt-n-es and oearartatKTi Inrtdet to tbe poilry f nnvsie (iworrohlp. The people are awakenlnc to sn appreciation of the Sar.-rs lurklna In the h'wt of n rh re Utionehip as now exist pelwen rhy rw. eri.ments and prtvaie t ot"prtfma. There 1 an e"-hl ai ret n arminet sur-h pral'e h 1 have hrtef! imrttiwiied aud It Is roanl-;-t mjr Itaeif la a demand lw m-Jtilapal twnershtp A yet I flosht he- her there Is any el j trT fe'liij- an tbe eaaentiaJ Unpro rrwt and Immorality of a p.Jpy ahich jurmits pri-te concerns to enjoy public jri1iTeii irr their private profit. What Irberent rltht has any tndlrlduaJ t beonne rV-h through tbe grant of a irurlctpai fram-blse or prlvliege? I have w the terra municipal awwr sh!p tbrourtoaut my remarks aa tfietln guieted fruan in vale ownership. 1 hare not used tl (o liwluda or imply tn unlet raj operauon. That is another oueetlon. be rauee fnr an time ta rosw la most places e a-tll bava ta uUilaa private ponrerns and thetr ejtpeirlatKia and baalneaa eJkpaolty. but only as aaetits and o aa rtnripala. j Ln ether . aroxaa, . tb nrmftnma -ion . of private cwncerua must W Ihtnied ta a fair return fas tba aernoaB renoered an no more. . . . Mayar I'rubart af Tprccto relrrred to tbe success af municipal eVsjershlp of tb water works 1b New Tork.- A paper on "Comparisoa ef Earopeaa and Americu Metbeda." prepared by Robert P. Porter, director of tba renavs of the Cnlted ?iate. waa read by Jobs P. Martin, aer letary of tba eonTentlon. Mr. Porter contended that municipal owa rsr:j tended to produce large bodies of Iirirtleged work-in er ; did not. In practice, give any material tnanrlaJ assiatasce to the community, and reetiHed in a leas ef fectiTO ,aerrioe. Ismeai la Creat Brltala. Robert Ponald, editor of tbe Municipal Journal of London, partlaily replied to Mr. Porttr. H aald la part: Almost all the large cities cf Great Britain not only own lut ope ruts tbetr own trn.ru way a 7'he London C-ucly Council 1 ovrmtlTig aeveoty-two and a hslf Tolle an! buiid.ng H'- rnHes. Gifg w owns ana 'pirates J4 miles. lJi-erpKl ninety. Eutn urgn owne Unea and a company operates th-m. Coiuaiuls are cunhned to the nituirr towns in iia"4 atd fVotlaud. 1'iie of tbe riemmte a hlch helped forward the mur.tc'pauaation movenwat wa the -d mar.(-e,rfTit of corapane, which al 'ted Uielr undertakings to neoome dliai-1-toward the iatter end of I br 1 ases. hry pail their workmen so (JlSfrracef uily I'iit ttwrs were Crv.i emkea. arm wers V". borw-a baa. -rv-e rrregular. Le a'v anttc-s of municipal oa-nershlp are einlarrar'i. It reg-ulatea fares, pr WKla for work'.f-mn's cars arH fair treat ment ta tnin" h. All this beside a . .r! y rvntai "wfa the lines are l-aed. l.otal rule prlJe and ymlnur?. however, yrev-rt a-averatiwn betaeen munlclpauDei tin a larar lr, iaic-w the aim af the municipality )a H Im-b to ftiaar a iruLt in reif of laJ taxation, but to carry tb. gtatrvt poei-'hle putTiber of percitis the kinrest )"k,Di distance at the lowest puaettjle fare. Bv the eod cf the present year most of tb- mun!cijia!uie will have comt'iete eya jkm of eictrlc traction knd In almost all avrce ornur of tiiolaimi muni'-tpal i,f rt :p street raua ar s is Ukely t be ei'etiOea The scoe for prtvaie enr lriew will lie conri.ned chiefly to I't.k'ng tea na tugetbea1 and otecuig up rural aia-tn--.s. Charlea T. Terkea. apeaking later. cla-tsed that mnBiclpaiities alaaya. or jractipally aiwaya. operaied public fran- tfc m In a aaateful and outrageous manner as pomnared wita rnvat ewnera. Tba aka Aaaerieaa Caaalaa. C. R Bellamy, aewral auanaxer cf th ysunipipal street rails aya In Liverpool, eimke la fsvor ef municipal oanersbip. He said: x . There are two forme of profit attendir.gr a ir.utiic:pi.! biidertfek'.h. U .r..hl (hat tau!i to the iLju-iji by n-kimii ef li rnwl fac:ittiea i Wtir krtu x at loaer rau-a nd the i.rr'ht ihat eiaatis out as a rt balance after all hr.ancial co.lauocs hat tn anrt, Thr Ut'.-r ie jnltrp-irtatil If the hret i -unidrrkte. but tx-ift are attai:iia.l uuJor BiuiuciiuU BnanaatSMiut. H? referred ta the criticism ef British systems by American and add: Uor Atmrtran cousin are kindly offering ua ajMietajxw ia Oe&iii g with ,u-et..n t.t trai.h;KriaiiB ln L'?oitt, ti.f.uxn ibe re- JuireoKCia in New Turn strike me aa be- li.r niuT. pr4Mirs The muiicii..iaatlnn of tramwaya Is rp-r ti i s i n It carried out wiUi per- (et svci-nty te the treat and iatuia ao- vtLUKr ft the a b e ce:muiiity. Edaar M. E be para spoka oa my own ing and W-aaing and explained th met aad that had be-a takes anh tat caaatrectiaa ef tha rapid try Belt aul a ay. Hs aald . Tbce abe cvit ila the leacttig of the rapid trarjai road fee tfiy )sar muT re antsntier ibat Ufelil tr.re rear agw lb"Te wa tk a wixw-nka rai.to.t ut IHiarHirv k i ruM i.j Pui.d the rd Ttxiay rn pr.bva in aiftJt.- or: Utv raitract are stai. .. ;d i hellrva it wia be K"si.tia. l'-n.ltr anuiiiviial tcii r j ptarti ia the itswil .:ie ma. a urried vn. Btarraraa ialta taaasa trsss. 1" Nt.IJU'. rt S-TI laUnd cf Tu tuiia ti the moa graup gneraU) were a- u-4 t.j a irtniu ui hiim. ike wn Irb. t-xri l; Tie ljr .,( it. at:,d tw-tk uu li.t .d aaa aa wrrlnc Atu.h oaawc QUEEN'S GEMS OFFERED FAIR Kias RiiH milt Seed t lev aria's rrnrm t fit. Leeis LUM.m.v r,h. ;.-..Kiec Edasrd will jjt - u jBb Mifl the lt-e CeeB Virttvrli i tirWiwI i . . ... j" "i.r- 1 1 nwHti iur riiiiuiiivii at tbe Loulstsa Purchase eipo 3 as nls personal contribution toward , "TV- LI.. ,, . I -1 jwTwrcniT announced t r . clon today to D. R Francia. preeidet, the fir l?ul ... i v.- - ; by Ambassador Chaste. a received by hit f msjerty at Bucktxtrbata palace. I The king told Mr. Francis thst he bad : been prompted to take ibis rfs bv bin'. prompted to take ibis rfp by bin l" appreciation cf the affection and re spect in wtirh Americana always tield hi mother and as a tckn c? his intimate sympathy with American ln:Tf-. He thought nothing rrcbtbly would be more trpreeiaTed by the American and Canadian vlsi'or than ti.li rational nBn;e ef Qwc Victoria's reign. Mr. Francis, on behalf of tbe exposition. rpmii"d bit ' thank to Kin Edward for fb Ttrrrmm4 i ratr Conmliiurafr Cndjpr. ho 1 tttrw J Ixi ti don, had aa anJnr with KiEf j LxpT!a ef Belglnai lart wt Tht kit ' flwruawfl tb St. Lipuit xponioB Tullr. aofi xrad tb nBt rripodly arotimrti-i for ; tl'' KOferBrHTit and jwcpl? nf tb t'nlted ( Belgium will erect a parilion. and wCl ! anpToprlat Iinci.Ofi 10 defray tbe expenaea cf Its exhibit. COMPANY HAS NO OBJECTIONS dlSeattaa Ceaeral Prwaeaeal by Attoraey ! Kjaea is Ireestei by isaaa OaV-tata. PARIS. Feb. Si. It Is reported lo re pponslMe qaarters that the chief officials af tbe Panama Canal company have Informed Americas ofSrlals here that the former bad no et Jtet ion to tbe twa changes ln tbe ar rangement suggested la tbe recent dispatch from Attorney Oenernl Knox, which pro posed tbe acceptance of the iotripanya ten der aubje-rt to tbe two modUficatlona aad ta tha Vnlted States senate's rat;nratioa. It la aaaumed that thla wllllncneaa on tbe part of the company baa beea communi cated to tbe authorities at Washington. Ai Mr. Knox'a proposition la nnderstood to re fer to the ratification of the treaty before March 4. Bn officials say that tbe attitude which tbe company will assame after that date la atlll BBdleclored. MAY PAY MEXICAN DEBT MalttsallrlMalrw OaTera IX a anAeMW- to a a mare Xatlaaal AeeessL MEXICO CITT. Teh. 25 JTealdeat Dlaa baa racetrvid a coma sal cat loa from Padre Alrarade. a multimillionaire mixing Dan of ParraL Mex aCertng ta cemtrrbute 1 50. axiO.OM for the payment tf Mexire'a foreign CM. - " .. " BeweraJ weeka ago AlTarade wrote to Minister aT Finance Joaeih Ivea lamantenr affering t pay off the puttie debt of M extra.- The offer -waa derUmetf at the tfasa but tt bas beea retaewe4 la aBotber way, direct re, PrealileBt Dlax. BARS BORAX-TREATED MEAT laea ta ' trlrtty aa Hiss. PER LIN. Feb. Si la 'bs Reichetac to day Herr OrteL editor of tb Detatcbe Tagea Xeitung. urged tbe govern meet to en- j force tba regulations againat meal treated j wita oorax. especiauy againvi, misi bo treated ln tbe Vnlted Ptetea. The home aecretary said the government I waa determined te strictly enforce the reg ulatlons until borax waa proved not to be Injurious by indisputable scientific author ity. KAISER PLEASES VATICAN Letter tm Aaaalral Hellsaaaa GIs Crwsvlewt sattataettos te the rr. the ROMC. Feb. IS. The Rom correspond- , IE rresioem atucneu aaa secretary vt u ent of the Berliner Tageblatt telegraphe, ' aon and all ether persons whatsoever who according to a Herald diapatch from Ber- , aldded and abetted thetn. Tb Injunction lin that tbe kaiser's letter te Admiral covered almost every foot of ground ln the Hollmann beea received with much i satisfaction at the vatiraa. A cardinal to i 4 the corresponoeBt that "even Is b!bH- . ral regpona tbe kaiser aad tbe pope hava at last aueu" VIGO, Ppaln. Feb. -h- Two persons wers killed and Iter were sounded here yester day ln a roc Cut between tbe municipal j guards and people taking part la the car- ( blvaL Tb trouble grew out of the Ill treatment of a maaqueradcr by aume of the guards A detachment of aoldiers fired oa the people, whereupon the creed Bed. Maa n rvelt ft vt a la Part Bare. BAN JVAN. P R. Feh. 25 Miss Alice! ksoartt It haa acoepted an laritation from i Miaa Olxabrth Hunt, daughter ef Governor Hunt. She wiU visit Misa Hunt early ia March. . 1 avlaa: taaald la See Asaerlra. ' BRl'SPELS. Feb. Tb rumor that 1 Kinr LeotKiM will vtait the VfiiTeA tae wa revived today. It being now aald his majesty will ge t Amertca for Easter. bersws Irae Trade Paaaea Kcearaa. FERLIN. Feb. ir. Germany's r:C iron prvCuctioB for Januai was TS; 4M tons, beating that of Itecember by :tci tone. December broke all previous records. Haa4araa Prlaal Defeaie-L ( - tvau4 wk . n . , PANAMA. Feb. 55. According to cables from Salvador PreaideEt Sierr of Honduras has suffered a serious defeat COLORADO STRIKERS CCNFEP. Tellarl4e tesaaaay 4lie Way ta Miser, al tMeer riraas M 111 " Slay OsL I CT'IJDK-AIX) Ef'KlMJS. Colo.. Fee, JS. A mee'tng of the Mill aad Steelier uniea was held tonight ia secretly consider the stria al'uatiee and map eul a reurac of art loa. Tb Tellaride company today fered Ita men a mtntmutn wage of I? pr day. Th I Port laud ccmnaBV relerted the AetnanAa I , w the atnke is now In Jorce. Aecl nd to Bueke aay reply la lb demaad. Th aaeeting adjourned at auuight. No radical artiaa of any kiad aaa takes. Pres 13eot Burr said that tx a.r'.ke sat de cided oa either ia Criptl Creek or else ebere, as there aer atlll a few cards ta be layed bee. Tbe midnight shift ei ta Purtlaud null west ta work as usual. FIRE ON PEACE OFFICERS Ucb ef Foreign Str.ken Ert Berrioe af Injunction Fapert. PlTCHm R1TT1 f Pl.tfC Ik afCT V.'lR!A'l Three Die a4 T"flt Ir Wwa4 Whea RUn riHk ta Caaa-irate, a Eire ft. BMk I4 ' f-jAK "C. TV. Va.. Ffb. 58 At j Ralrh wntty. at fiaaTi f ant tiers ; thii mortice. "bartl took flap b' T-n i the oiBt parf-t nf rTnty l"t1'fl P'-at i Marrhal Cunnlcxbam asd Fbrr.ff Cook pi on aide asd rioting salner on tbe e:ber, . a a result cf wbJch tkroe nlsm arre ! killed, two other Biortal'T wotrodd and twelTe otbera cb hwt side more or Wi i aerloualr hurt. Tbe bead: DICK TATUOR. IODSCN". rXIEEVTiriED MIXER. Mortally wounded: Joha Hciser. Irwin La f en. The trot Me trew out ef aa anrn;rt ' arrest thlrty-fotrr miners for violation sf tc;uncUoB lasnefl by Judge s- ler last Angust Mlaers- Order Marshal As On Saturday last Deputy Marshal D. W. Cuminghaa went to Atkinrrllie. a mla!ng tosn in RaJe'ch county, to arreat men Charged with violating tbe Injunction. H was surrounded by a large party ef ml tier armed with 'W'lcchestera. who ordered blm ta leave tbe place, an order which he quickly obeyed. Sberlff Cock at the same tint attempied to make some arretrts under a proreas it sued by tbe a ate court, and waa treated la a like manner. Cunningham returned te thla city, and reported to the marshal and the district attorney that be could do noth ing without a large force, aad then only at Imminent risk of precipitating a bloody eonflKt. He waa inrtracted te return with men aufOcient te eeree the process given him. and to do it at all hazard. Before Cunmn-rhain returned to A'.k'.ns vllle. bewevrr. Marshal Jobs K. Thompson and S. C Burdette, attorne for tb Cnited Mine workers, spent most of Bnnday and Monday there. They found everything quiet, the riot ers having withdrawn from the immediate neighbor hoed and creased New river, going Into camp Jf atrong near tbe Big Q mlae, ea tbe Berth aide. Thomp son and Burdens earn home ea Tuesday, and Cunningham and a strong posse went from here to make tbe erresta. When At krcsnll was reached tbe federal forces were Joined by Sberlff Cook asd hia poese. tb. coal companies aearby furnishing gnarda. and the deputy and ebertff found tbemaeivee tn commasd ef a 100 well-armed and determined men. Tbe rioters had recrossed the river ea Tuesday, and were parading up and dews by the mines. They cambered from 160 te Sf sen. and many of tbeaa were armed with rifles. They Intimidated minors at work. 4rowe away the giiarda of the arines and alaaiuita ea guard aad lueoatt V.m te I march at the head ef their proceasiaa. ' ' Try ta Mmi a atrl4are. j Emboldeced by their auceeaa. they at J tempted to burn a btidre of tbe Chrss peaks dt Ohio railroad over Plney gulch, and threatened destruction to other property. Last sight they went iste ramp sear Staa aiferd City. Tdla morning about daybreak the officer, and their combined poeae surprised tbe riot ers la their camp aad called on them to ,urr,B!5rr. Tb, Vas . .hot. Thla waa answered by tbe ofT-cer. -nd a general bat- '.tie ensued. When It ceased three of te noiera ay dead, and many other found t be wounded, two ef them fatally. Seventy-three arrest a were made. 8. C Burdette. attorney for tb Vnlted Mine work pre, went to Beck el ey this aft ernoon te appear for tbe mlnera. The injunction which the mlnera were charged with violating was issued by Judge B. F. Keller at the ault of the Ches apeake t Ohio Coal Agency company last August. Tbe defendants were all tbe coal companies operating la the S river field, 150 members of the mine workers. Includ- mining region of New river. While all the mines ln the Kanawha and New river see- tions have been at work for seme moot ha. tbe strike baa not beea declared eff. ATI is quiet now, but fear are enter tained that trouble will break out afresh at any moment. ANARCHISTS ARE TO MEET atfal aad laatafel Oelearale ikr Pwk lie rtaas f a tlarM'i raaveallaa. NEW TORK. Feb. 2i The Evealng Tele gram today pticta a story to th effect that anarchists from ail ever th world are i about ta meet la a secret convention at Parts to devise plans that may radically 1 th ...i k-.l. T , . 1 . v "u"''l carefully guarded, but the plan became 1 knoaa through the boaatful talk of a I youthful delegate te lb convention from this ;;r. This maa. as Itaiiaa knows aa ! aceeln" and Ituriftlr.b nr no hia Tklar. , CB f.uriMJ. declaring that he had been selected as on of tbe f delegates from tbe Cnlted States ta the convention. Tbe Telegram continues: Far-reat-hine anarchistic plans are to te dicuef-d and perfected si this worlds Ciit., Hon. it la tud, sod it is even a his- j pred that ere ai kHimrm-ni is taken a nretn.g .f anantvs anal itimiiet cabal 1 wt,l hse iieeu fae.d aud lot a u: litre been j lira w u tnpi(iiU!H iv u-ti inf I u Li ac- i m j 1 ti n n in men wiay ana; me ',. u- ... retrnii.a honn nt r.,ro, Tbe man waa arrested today by the po lice. He said his right name aaa Frank Hart sel, and a bile denying that be wa one of tbe men aelerted to go to the Pari convention, aald he knew four men who were going, but rtfuaed lo give their names TRANSFERS CASH. THEN DIES MllUaaaLre'o WVU1 I avae ea Mraaa aad s Prabea la sew lark. NEW TCEK. FVh. Ji. restrict Attorney JrroBae haa decided to lavesitgate the death ef Theodora Hags man ta lWi . ahortly arter h had transferred the bulk of his for. una te has wife. eh la aow ht-s Wai ter E. Delabarre. Relatlvea of Hagamaa are aeekltg to se cure from Mrs. Deiabarr aa accouaticg of tbe eaiaie. tbe value of'whira they hold to be about tl.iot Ott. The e-iu.a at an nounce after conaideratien ef Information 4 by ursasr Jacksua. BIG BANK CASE DISMISSED Jry Cimir Fires wt hsra 11 rrs4elat Paper Free ta RfEHH Market. KETV TORK. Feb IS The suit brouxbt by Ladrnburg. Tt.al-r.ann Ce. agaitrst tb Importers 4 Traders' bask fnr the recov ery of 1ofw ausis'.ned en loans made on Spurious bonds ws dinalssed tocigbt. The Jury was out six hours, ant was said te have stood 11 ta 1 In favor of the drlend eata. Tbe case is one of the nvW iBtereetlng ef Its klijd that bs totne up 'a tb su pre roe court In year ln the aiate of Vir ginia orflrred ?..( taxi worth of bends from engraven in ttis ciey.wblch. being badly printed. "re rented arti retarned to the enters vers. Tb ctrrivers reusf-fl to pay tbe exprees age. and tbey were sold at auction Ly tbe cxp-ss corrpa-T Tb're tp 411 bonds, and tb Virginia authorl'le were sevrr able to destroy all of ibem. To tbe bonds obtained nt that Beetles were fcrrged the aigtiitcres ef the Virginia rate officials. In September. TWS. Julius S-hroerlev ob'alsed a loan cf ISMw from tbe Importers t Traders' National bsnk ob r.tHH worth ef Virginia bond.. He atatd. tt Is all' red, that he obtained item by investment. Last Ottobrr b preiwnted lS.(KK went of tle sum- bonds, asd asr"d a loan of tn.Fi(ift. This lot be aald he Inherited. In quiries followed, and. tbe bark Carting the bonds fraudulent, told Schrocdor he wouH have to make good. This hs Sid. A short time afterward -broedr tr.- the same bonds to Ladenfaurg. ThtUmacit a rompacy and get a loaa cf I4C.CKHI on ibem. k 'W'ben the bankers leamec ibey were wort hie aad that tbe Icpwrera dr Trad ers' National b.i.k bad let lb ju get bat-k Into circulation they brought "tilt against the bank to recover their POLES BREAK WITH ROME leek, te l ahs artta . . Estlaewatal rksirb la rattew Btatea. NEW TORE. Feh. 15. At tb regular mevnlsg of the Church club tonlnht. Bishop Anthony E. Kczlowsky. who Mid that he represented M.ftiW Pole ia lb rnJteo Putes who have broken away from tbe Roman Catholic church, and tbe Rev. T. t. Jaki mevicc. one of hi priests, pleaded for unity with tbe Protestant Episeepal church Bishop Henry C. Potter scat a letter, ex pressing his approval at the movement. Bishop Kexlowski aald tee Pollah popu lation ef tbe Caited State waa 1.50000. Tbetr recent separation from the Roman Catholic church showed that they were stacdiag out for liberty ef eeesrieBc. just as the English Catholic did at the time ef the reformat loa. The Rev. Dr. Bun ting tea euggweted that Bishop Koxtewaki be received tele the Epiac-opal church aa a Buffragan bishop. Member ef the club Cedar-el that the proposed esiea waa the begin nlaa of a movement that opened up great BecnibUI tlea, aad expressed their . desire ce atrenarihen H aa lunch as they eaeld. It wtas eegvesiad that tba ioef Z--".' srrjtg BsenU tor taking la the Fellah Catholics could be anade at e Boston conference next year. MILLS EXPEDITION TO SAIL IBer Twa Tisis Presaratsry Wsrk Will Ce ssstkers Beaaufber far Okservstlssa BERKELET. Cal., Feb ?5. Tba D. O. Mills astronomical expedition to tbe south ern bemisphtr. after two yare of prepara tory work, will sail from Ean Francisco for Chile next Saturday. Tbe mission of the expedition la ta throw additional light en tbe motion of tbe solar system through apace. Since 1S95 the line-of-s'Ebt velocities of some 4( of the brighter stars have been seacurld at the Lick observatory by moans of the apectograpn presented by tt. O. Mtlla. The reaulta so far obtained Indicate that the aolar system 11 moving approximately toward tbe southern part of tbe ronstella tioa of tie Lyre, with a speed of twelve and one-halt miles a second. This conclusion, however, cannot be con sidered conclusive, for the stars of tbe southern hemisphere are not represented in the calculations, and for tbe purpose of observing them the Mills expedition is be ing sent to Santiago, Chile. The spectroscopic photographs obtained j by the partj will be sent to the Lick ob servatory for measurement and com pari- i son. All tbe expense will be beme by D. j O. Mills of New Tork. 1 EXPLODING DUST SLAYS TRIO Three Illlaeia W iaei-a Seel Dcala with Malea la Pit Dieealer. STRING FIELD. IT1 . Feb 5:.. An explo sion of dust uaused tbe death cf three miner- ia the Auburn and Alton Coal com ptry s mine at Anhurn, twenty miles south west of Pprinrfir-ld, this evening. The dead: THOMAS M'LAUGHLIN MATTHEW I-ONNOLLT JOHN DAtnS. A rescuing party sent la search of the men buried in tbe n.:n. Tbey were at first unable to reach ttrtn. oalng to tbe condition of the sir, hut at M found tbe bodies of the three mi a horribly maxrled. Ten of tbe eltven mules ur-ed ia the shaft were also killed. CORNELL STUDENTS RETURN Irksnaaas aaaeet. Special Clasaea ta Mas. I 9 Work Laat Dsrlsg Fever rare. ITHACA. N. T.. Feb 55 Presiden? SchurnsBB suit a Wiur to the Deans col lege of Cornell in ahifb he says, in view of the large Influx of ite returning atudents expected in th neit few dsy u u neces sary ta organize t penal r.asaas to enable them te make up work lost 4-r.Lg their ab eence. Only eleven freab ases of fever were re ported today aiid no death occurred. TWELVE GOVERNORS ACCEPT Micky, raaaaalaa sal Tea utarrst. tartal rlleasa TA 111 Attea4 Fair Deateailasu ST. LOUIS. Feb. la. F. plies accepting invitations from the Lou.siana Purcbaa exposition te attend the d. dicatlou of tbe grounda or April 0 and Vay 1 and J hai j oer. vrc.vro i com Ic, gcevnors et - j iraaks. Main. California. Georg a. Oi.i - hams, Kansas, irrmuai. ttrg.Lta, Na j Mexico, Atari i A, Use ad l-aia, j LETTER HITS SOUTH Oil AHA Belief Portn.au: 6xcra! Ftrsc Eai Stfei aot t tlat ArpoixtoiaxV OPPOSES FEPEAL OF THREE LAD IAS lasaar la lira lat lea (bat Dlrerar ef tbe Mlat ReWrta VmU Uk te Bell M La Dee laalsei Vw-sir. (From a Staff Cm iepmidnt WASHINGTON. Feb. 2S- Special Tele gram) Eastern newspapers prist today a letter from Postmaster General Pnyn ad dressed, to a rTt Btatlve ln cor-greaa, hirh. while rame are not mentioned la believed to have direct reference to tb South Omaha pos'orlr tgbt. Tbe letter goes on te sis'.e that the records of tb office show that the present postaaasier has made aa excellent record as an offi cial: that he is a veteran of tbe cirri ear with a most excellent re- ard aa a aoliier. and the letter of tbe postmaster general concludes as follows: "It ia the wsh cf the trw'tSert to retain In tbe serclre old soldier who have mad good rt-t'lir cRrlslt axd against shorn no charges of misconduct have beea pre ferred, at in th case in this instance Tbe Grand Army veterans reaiding la tave entered a protest aralnst Mr "a d.fp'.ar en-ent If thee blank spaces were filled out and Booth Omaha inserted ta 'B trst instance and th same of tbe rreaent postmaster. Mr. Etter, Inserted ln th second blank space. It la believed by those abe ar 1b a posit! te know that tbe situation In regard te South Omaha would be clear iy nnderstood. Aaralaa La ad Law We seal. Senator Hansbrough today tied the re port ef tha minority against the proposed repeal of th three great public land ttatutee deeert land, timber asd stone and commuted homestead acta. It was atated ty the majority ta their report that great corporailona aad railroads had taken advantage of the acta as tbey at present stand a the statute book for tbe psrpoaea of land exploitation, and that great frauda have grown out of the high-handed man ner in which the oa-nert of great tracts of land have acted toward the public Senator Hansbrough, however, state in hi report that while there may be some truth tn what tbe majority of his u mmittee nay as te frauds which are committed under existing lswa. be auggesta amendment te the present law which be believes will meet the objections cf the majority. The senate committee on public laads recently, by a slim majority of one. haa had what ia known aa lb Quart es' bill placed on the senate calendar. Ths minority now having tied its report, takes issue with the ma jority and Insists upon amending the desert land and timber and stone acts leasing the homestead law as It now stand. C-mator Hansbrough mated today that the commuted homestead laws had been a great boon to the west. New land can-' not he bt ought aader cultivation ander leas than two year, and he asked the question how many men are there who can afford te wait twe loxte wrt .without dollar com lug la and a famMy te aupport and pay tbe extra expense incident to opening a farm? He stated the law permits Bat tler to pay the government liJS per acre, and at the end uf fourteen months' real-de-nce. and upon satisfactory proof aa ta Improvement, residence, etc, te gets title. This enables him to borrow from 00 to tCOO oa hia claim. Out of the sum bor rowed he pay the government f2b0. pays land office lees, peya attorney for proving up. pay his grocer, blacksmith, and doctor perhapa. He must have clothing for hia family, and now it la proposed to rwpee tbe law ander which the settler haa ieen given an early title to hia lead so that ha might raise a little money to keep him going until harvest came. He was of the opinion that the commcted homestead law would stand, no matter what may happen to tbe desert land and timber arta. Representative-elect G. W. Norrts of the Fifth diatxici la expected te arrive ln lbs city within a day or twe for the purpose of becoming somewhat acquainted with hia du ties and to be at the death of tbe fifty-eev-enth conrreaa. Hasten Tire ef Resrlatter. There la a persistent rumor la circula tion ln Iowa political circles that Director of the Mint Roberts desires to dispose of tbe Register and Leader, and aa Judge Prouty of tbe Des Moines d' strict hia an nounced himself as a candidate to so cored Captain Hull, it la Intimated that Mr. Rob erta was te dispose of the paper ts the Prouty interest a. Captain Hull, when asked about this matter today, atated be had no knoa ledge shataoever, but be said be wanted it perfectly understood that ha would be a candidate to aucceed himself, and that he aould remain ln lb race until the nomination was made. It is quietly In timated that Mr. Roberta has not found the Reader a big a money maker as be anticipated It aould be, and that he would like to quietly get oat from under the load shicu he la carrying. While thia Is only a matter of spc-ulai ion. It Is true that there are persistent rumors in circulation that the Register la for aale. HrslrrMt Matae laast Daae. The statue of Speaker Henderson, which ex -Go rem or Larrabee ef Iowa purposes to donate to tbe town of Clermont, and shich la te be erected in the public park of that town. Is about completed. A stat act te of the statue haa been completed by J. Maasey Rblnd. the celebrated aculptor, and be haa sent the statuette ts Mrs, Hen derson. A private new of the statuette has beta granted ta a number of tbe speak er's friends, and they ar enthusiastic in their eeonirma over the wark of Mr. Rfaind. Tbe statuette is la bronxe, and rep resents tb speaker standing wi'h th gavel in his right hand raised, as If in the act of calling the house ta order, and under hia left arm is a crutch. This latter sea Gov ernor L&rrahee'a idea, as b desired to typify an old aoidier aa well aa a atates man. Th aculptor has caught every x presFloB of the speaker's face, every line la present, even te the wound under tbe ja. Tbe statuette ia about four feet high, just half the height of the heroic tbrur which is t adorn tbe public park ta Cler mont, asd weigh about sob pounds Th speaker and Mrs. Henderson are both ex ceedingly well ploaaed wfh the work of Mr. Rhind. Tb statue and pedestal, which wui be donated by ex-Governor Larrabee, will coat in tb neighborhood of 3i.fKi. and It, is give te Clermont because la that vicittty Speaker Henderson spent hit boy hood days I aa lekraaka Ceskaeleaee. Secretary Shaw today received (is from an urknosc persoa residing at Doni phan. Neb, ahich amount Laa beea depu- ia ,r.,jrT ,. ,D. rdit "Con- , .... fun4 - Thl. u , k Brst eonacieiKe ;mif, Nebraska she haa sect money te iCuntixuad ea Flits rags.) CONDITION OF THE WEATHER Forecast for Nhrae Fair in North. Ftt tn South Portion Thursday; Friday ITi.b abiy Fair. Traserstare at Oeaahe Treterdayt Hear. Dv-a. near. Des. laa I . a a a. aa T I . a S T a- sa ST Jl a. sb s a a. sa ar 4 a- a st a a- as XW S as 3ft in a- aa Ira Is, S II a- as...... ! T s. sb 11 aa. s, sa M a. sa 4 TALK OF LIGHTS AND WALKS harewt I airi era Dtaea Thee with Isiyertar aVrrlla aw 4 Caaaellaaaa Herye. ZJgbts and crosswalks were the principal subjects discussed at the Southwest Im provement club. R. S. Berlin, my gaa 1b s; rector, waa present to explain why certain streets ln the area covered by the chnh ar dark- He aald that 3KT gasoline lamps had been diaconunued last fall, and thai this occasioaed at least 1.M6T protevta, and that tbe discontinuance of these lamps Is re sponsible for tbe present eond'.tiona. Hs objected te rriticira passed upon him. say ing that he bas acied under Instructions la shutiinc ofT tbe lamp. Fred Hoye. councilman from tb Second ward, came to the relief of ib dub. say ing that be will, next Tuesday, introduce a resolution calling for three arc lamps on Twenty-fourth street, from the vlsduct te Leavenworth aareet, and two are lamps on th Boulevard vlsduct. The councilman created considerable enthusiasm by lam ing residents ef both the Second and Sev enth warda ts give him descriptions cf places a here crossaalks are needed, aad promising that he would see that they were aid. It took srvcral muiutr for Mr. Hoye to get the locaticsa. W. W. Bingham made a short talk prom ising to assist in securing tb Improve ments desired. James H. Kyner spoke of "Pioneers of a Great City." saying that the residents of Omaha today ace really th pioneers of tbe great city Omaha ia destined to be. and that each must make sacrifices ia order to b-ing about tbe reeulia. Tbe committee on the changes of grade on Twenty-fourth atreet reported the ad dition of names to the petition, leaving but 151 feet to be secured oa Twenty fourth street. Pi oewee-t Rllirra aa Pal It Ira. By special Invitation C R. Scott, City Comptroller West berg and City Clerk El bourne addressed the Prospect Hill Im provement tlub at Its meeting at Thirty f oun k and Decatur street last signs oa tb topic of municipal ownership of public utilities From that theme the talk drifted rapidly te the question of equality ef taxa tion, apropos of the revenue bill new be fore tha legislature. Diacoaaioa became very general, most mea upbraiding the Douglas county delegation for its failure to accomplish anything at Lincoln, and Charley TJnitt declaring that the delega tion as daserving of every eotnmendstioa for baring done hat tt has, the beat It eeuld. He seed that tb aewspapera and the dtiae&d irho hair rltliind the -dtlega-' tton had treated tt shamefully. In thla connection a long open letter to th club from Representative at A. Han wa read, telling why house roll Xo. 110 had been de layed so long, and s'atlng that fa and every member from Omaha waa doing all that men could do to get the matter through- Tbe club decided to change Ita meeting night from Wednesday to Tuesday. A res olution waa adopted declaring it te be a non-partisan body, anxious to hear from all candidate of all parties At the close cf the meeting Joha F. Daly announced that tbe organization had degen erated from an improvement club te a po litical headquarters and that it had aeen tbe last of htm. WOUNDED NEGRO CONFESSES 'Wllliaaas Adsalts He At- teaBted 1 Held I Mrs. George Williams th negro who accosted Mrs. Morriaca. wife of Patrolman Ed Mor rison, while eh waa returning to her home en evening last week asd recefted a bul let ln the groin in reeponse to the demand be made for her money, haa made a com plete confeaaion to Captain Moatyn. Wil liams waa taken before the captain yes terday afternoon and closely questioned rewarding hia actions the evening be waa abot. He admitted that be attempted te rob Mrs, Morrison ef Tier porae. WUliams aald that he cam te Omaha from South Omaha during th early part of the evening, pen n ilea. Determined to secure each Boraewber. ha decided that ha would bold np tbe first person whom b met. While walking near the corner of Fourteenth street and Capitol avenue h saw Mrs. Morrison. Ha admit having then followed her, walking on th opposite side of the street until the conditions were more favorable for hia work. "I didn't have s run." he said, "so I need tbe mouth organ which 1 carried. When I demanded tb aomas'a money aha reached into a bag and pulled a gua on me, firing before I had a chance to move. After ah shot me she walked to ona aide of the aidewalk and started away. I d.d tbe act because I waa desperate and nee Jed th money." Williams will be arraign. in the police court on tb charge of a-1 emoted highway robbery. "I J1 plead gu.lty," said Wil liams yestercav afternoon, "as I want to get thia Job eff my hands" WILL BID NEBRASKADEBATE iaaessu t alveratty, Asgsrsl at TA taewasla. Breavka 4aT B eaIla tleaa far Palaver. MINNEAPOLIS. Feb. 55. Th rnivervri ties of Minnesota and Wisconsin will not meet in debate this year Wisconsin s at titude la th negotiations reran! .eg th Judges waa distasteful te the Mmnesotana. ht closed tbe negotiations and will &sk Nebraska for a debate next year. Mevesaeats af Ore a IrueU Feh, Be. At New Tark 6stled Cedrie. for Llrer- ; pool At Firs! us Arrived Kemerin Maria Thrreae from New Tork. via Kunchale, on tmexil crul Al Antaerp Bailed Nederiand, Sor Phil adeipiua At ij jrentw-n Bailed Saxonia, from Li v xpo' .1. for Hoeton At Glasgow Arrived A r.rborla, ft ma New Tork. At 1 jverpool Arrrred Cuna-fian. f tn New York Belied Helper .and. for f'hii adeihia, la Ujfmtnn-t. Ocaru, lur New York 'la i, .eenatfa -i. At the Iaar faaeed I'hiiadeU'hia. from I New i "ra. tor bo.ina not ion. ! t r' lithium 'tun Arrn-1-Philadelphia. I from New Yora bWi led is a larr I ::hr!n o-r ijruT, iroju r-rrmfa. lor lfw XUta. t ia "tjrt..urg. At Kmaa.e Head Paaard Haverford. fr m r'Miaaei.bia ':r jerpil Al "hrow Head - f'aaana erjrnic. from New lur a. fur wueeusuaa aa varjM-l. 11ELP FOR B0XDS1IEX Ea3 Introduasfl Eeso'cUas U llea tbo Kca tm tho Bartlry Pipes, DECLARES INTENTION TO FrGHT FOR FT 0Jur kftxbfn &vm Inr'.aj Said to Be FlTuTebia to Keafnye. NOT wTLUNG TO DECLARE THEMSELVES Le-iaUtoT. & . Edo Art lot Backward About Bpesiinr. CHANCES OF RESOLUTION ARE POO aJarst? ' iraaaalbU with Mea wa Bead. Vat Held Re less lag Tare Weal 4 ftt rnnitst I Prom a Ptaff Corvee ponder t -LINCOLN, Feb. 25 (Special. Aa wa anticipated ty Tbe Be last week, the leg islature has beea asked to release the Bart ley bondsmea from thetr obligation to the atat of Nebraska. Th reqsest cam la the form of a resolution this morning ia trodueed ia tbe scr.at oy Hall of Douglas. It provides that th leg islet urt shall la. 1 struct the attorney general to dismiss all j legal actions pending against th bonds men In consideration of its payment be them of tbe casta which have arisen booaus of tbe litigation ever thia ease The text of the reeeiuUon is as follows: Concurrent resolution instructing and directing tb djumlaaal of th- pending' ac tion aa-aine- sureties on the rffkial bond of er-ftate Treejrer Bart ey: Whereas, There is and bas been, for nearly five years past, a suit pendir-g in the courts of tru etate in behaif of lb state aa plaintiff and acalnrt certain sureties upou an official boi,,i of Joseph e. Bartler. f.irrnerly state treasurer, and Wnereaa. Bald suit ha been tb occasion or great cost ind expense to tb state, hsvmg been tri-d four timea In th dis trict court and throe time tn tb supreme court, and ha than far proved and It is probable wtii jrrove. without fruit er ad vantage to the tate. therefore be It he"'vd. By tlw eenale of th stat ef Nebraska, tbe huse of rt ires nte trues concurring therein, that the attorney gen eral l hereby directed and instructed, a s final seitireineni of ail claims of thia tate agHlnst the sureties on th bond el said J. S. Bsrtiey for his term as stats treasurer, wrbicn beeka January I. 196, to dimiM the aforesaid action In considera tion of and upon full tyroent bv said sure tie of all coets in said action, a bather taxed against said suretit or against tba state of Nebraska. Slate AIL Tbe original bond which twelve rittseea of Nebraska aigned for Joseph B. Btrtler aa state treasurer was la the sum of SLM0.. 000. for which they became "Jointly and severally" responsible. Although BsrUey waa cob vie ted and sentenced te twenty year la tbe penitentiary for rmbezx.ll Kg ever half a million dollars ef the state's money when treasurer, not a cent haa ever beea recovered by thia commonwealth either from tha bondsmea er the pnaedpai. This, tee. In spite of the fact that th state bra beea put ts the ea pease of f rrur district and three supreme court trials. ' It la evident that sentiment among ra legislators ia divided aa tn thia reamrtleav 4 number were Interviewed today aad while tt appeared that tbe majority are opposed to tbe adoption of the Hall resolution, maay are favorable to it. Hall himself is heert- i fly in favor of tbe resolution. Hi explana tion la thia: "Tbe paasage of the resolution would re move a heavy burden from the shoulder ef aa Omaha citizen a ho haa dose a great deal for tbe city and state. I don't know that I would have introduced it had not aa Omaha man been Involved. Then again, I think there is not the faintest hop of th stat ever being able to recover a cent ef thla money either from the bondsmen or Bar;l-y. and further litigation would simply entail additional expense. Fir that reason I think the matter ogbt to he disposed at ln thia manner." And then Mr. Hall went further. He said he thought tbe entire Douglas county del egation would support hii resolution. But thla ia not at all certain. Soma ef tho members of that delegation were asked about their attitude and not ene waul 4 he quoted as favoring th rropositloa, seatiaaeat la tbe Heaae. Some of tbe leading members la tha house were sounded, with ths result that but ons was real certain that ths reeola tlon ought to pasa. and b aald emphat ically: "Tea. I am In favor of lt I dont befieee tt la right ts bold three er four old xaea for the responsibility of a doses, and then I doa't be. :ev there la any hop of ever getting anything out of theaa anyway. Th aupreme court has released othara and I think these ought to be allowed to gs. But I realise that It will not set a good precedent." Others, abe are opposed te the resolu tion, took the position that ahile these three or four men wb ar atlll liable to the state are perhaps entitled to Boms sympathy. It would be establishing tha most Aanserous precedent t llberata tLenn from this ooiigetioa which they ew te state. "What Is te broom e of our bond law er lawa of any kind." asked one. "if yoe re lease the t.ee? To might aa well throw tb statutes away and turn th state house Into s chicken shed. No. I say turn dewa this resolution and hold thee mea re sponsible for the obligation they volun tarily arsumed a ben they promised the state of Nebraska that If Joe Bartley de frauded the s'ate they would reimburse tt. AgalB. I think to set theae man free from this legal debt wocld be. In a measure. countenanclLg mm and encouraging that penurious, ruinous practice af perverting justice by opening the doors of the peni tentiary to criminals." wYaald Like aa I a veaxlgatiee. Is view of his earnest sollcltstiea for ths release of tbe Bartley bondsmea. Senator Hall was asked about tb prepoeitloa ta institute an lnvestigatioa tote tbe rtrrum- stances eurround-ng that mysterious Hgar i box which la aald to contain ae many Isd j porta nt I O la which represent portions of that 1500,000 which Bartley was abort He said he would like to see th la- j vest igation Instituted, not that it would be aur te rest: It tn bringing ta light every thing that aaa hiddea or maybe anything, tut that It would afford a good deal et aatisfactlon and possibly offer some eola tion of the problem that is Bos so jr plexlttg and xgrraratiug. He thought thia ought to be done by aotne erber than a itougiaa cour'y member, aa. be explained, tbey were all too busv attending to the success of bouae roll I'SL. Mr. Hall really professed to be 1b earnest in this If there is really any inientioa ef insti tuting an inveatigatuia into the mysterious affairs of ibis state treasury scandal It renai bit Is net apparent. Every aaember of tbe legislator wbe has be-a approached ob lb nuaiter professes to kae othiag I