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ESTABLISHED JUNE OMAHA, TUESDAY MOUSING, NOVEMBER 1903 TEN TAGES. SINGLE COPY TIIKEE CENTS. T BY IIERRAN,GERWAN 0F5!!R BRISTLES Colombian Minister F let Formal Objection to Conns of United Statei. SmmmManut WILL STOP THE COLOMBIAN TROOPS American Government Deoides that They May Not Pail for Paiama. COMES TO MAKE TREATY FOR A CANAL Commission Will Siart fnm Hew Republic to Bubmit flan. PANAMA MINISTER'S APPEAL TO MORGAN Asks Senator from Alabama to Join Force with Kew Repabllo la Effort to Uet Canal Arrott Iitkmai, WASHINGTON, Nov. 9.-Secretry Hay. during a call at the White House today, placed In the hnnds of the president the Colombian protest sgalnst the course pur sued by the Washington government on the Isthmus and lta attitude toward the new government of Panama. The protest name to Secretary Hay from Pr. Thomaa Herran, the Colombian charge, and wai duly acknowledged In a brief, formal note. The proteet la short and to the point. It follows the usual lines of formal communications of this kind. In view of the authorised announcement by the Colombian charge that he has not been In communication with his government since November 2, It Is assumed that he protested on his own responsibility. What action will be taken regarding the protest probably will be decided at a conference between the president and Sec retary Hay. ( No cablegrams reached the State or Navy departments over night from Isthmian landa or waters, nor has the State department heard from Bogota since cabling to the American legation there for presentation to the Colombian government of an en noucement of the action of the United Slates In recognising the de facto govern ment of Panama.' It la Intimated that nothing Is likely to be done at present In repard to the protest. The apparent Inability of the Colombians to realize the fact that the canal treaty Is dead and that the revolution Is a suc cess Is furnished by the fact that a cable message was received today at the Stale department from Minister Beaupre, dated at Bogota, November , In which the min ister stated that a great change of feel ing has come about In Bogota and ' that the advocates of the canal treaty with the TTnlted Btatea are growing greatly In strength. Will Stop Colombian Troops. Embarking of Colombian 'troops from Buena Ventura or any other Colombian port for the Isthmus will not be permitted by the Washington government and Ameri can warships will be ordered to any port upon receipt of an Intimation that the Colombian troops will .attempt to sail for the Isthmus. The Washington government bonis that this polioy la In the Interests of the general good. tart Caaat Treaty The State department has been Informed by an agent of the Panama Canal com pany that the provisional government of Panama has designated a commission of three members, one of whom Is Federlco Boyd, a member of tho junta, who will leave Panama tomorrow for Washington, to begin Immediately the negotiation of a new canal treaty. The commission, It is said. Is clothed with full powers to con elude that Instrument. M. Phlllppo Buena-Varllla, the minister plenipotentiary of tho Paruna republic, has addressed a letter 'to Senator Morgan of Alabama, paying the senator a warm tribute for his long fight for a canal and urging him to abandon the Ntcaraguan route for the Panama routs and Join forces with the new republic In the effort to se cure the Immediate construction of am isthmian canal. I Senator Morgan today admitted that he lad received a letter from Bunau-Varllla tnd In reference to the communication said I have not discussed the letter In publlo nu mo lati iimi 11 was wrrnen came rrom mother source. The letter waa aiima.1 h Mr. Varilla. who professed to be the minis- ;r plenipotentiary or the Republic of Pa lama, i he writer made me a flattering .......... , ,.1 in, Ujr ujiimrung me lew republic, but when I take advice it will some from American cltlsens and not from r renenman wso is interested In the Pa lama canal. May Appeal to Germany. NEW YORK, Nor. .-Arturo de Brtgard, consul general for Colombia In this city, said today that he heard that it has been proposed to his , government to appeal to derm any for protection In regard to the Panama, offering in return certain terrl torlal concessions. Mr. Do Brlgard said "I have no official advloes from Colombia. Cablegrams which I sent last week asking Iur news have not been answered. From an omciaj source, however, I learn that the people in the interior are very much ex iii ted over the recent developments and have appealed to our government to send a delegation to Germany to offer tho em peror certain pieces of land on both seaa In return for Germany's protection. Of course I do not know whether this will be done, but if It la I Imagine tho land con ceded to Germany will be that lying next to the Panama border on both sides of the isthmua" BERLIN, Not. The Foreign offloo aays Germany will of course recognise the Re public of Panama, after tho United States' formal recognition. The German govern ment has not yet requested the United Btatea to protect German citlsena and their property, because, apparent, they aro not In danger. Panama ts Utvea Time. PARIS, Nov. . The Foreign offloo has re solved an extended cabf report from Panama covering the events of recent lays but it does not differ materially from the facta already announced by the Asso slated Press. It says the foreign element on the isthmus la thankful for the protec tion the American forcoa have given them Although the authorttlea here are offl Jlally advised that the new regime lntenda to carry out Colombia' obligations these asiturancea will not be considered abso lutely final until the new government la fully organised. Will Proteet to Other nations. Senor Pesudo, Colombian consul here, Mid to a correspondent of the Associated Press; Beyond making protests to the govern ments of Europe and to the republic of Mitn Auiert-H, I do not believe my gov- I lilted Btutee. I da m.t llt-v- ik. sts will be effective here, but the repuu ics of Ch'uUi1 Aiuciice tnv well auk tli.tn tlvia if the Lulled titatoe will nut. whea (Continued, on Second Page.) '. . Proposes to Send Two Snipe Through Bl j. ide to Panto ' 1t'' M -mlao. NEW YORK.- ' - -Upon the report of the mall stf f. -en, wnicn ns reached here from . ,f',-. il"Ro, nys a" Herald dispatch from k. yv,. , D. W. I., Commodore Bhedder of t. n squad ron st this post has sent ' .hips, Ga iclle and Panther, to San Jomlngo to safeguard German Interests. In consequence of thin action Athen re turned to Santo Pomlngo to discharge Its cargo at ports It had been prevented from entering by Dominican gunboats. It Is said the German commander has deter mined to Ignore the blockade, which was established without notice. BERLIN, Nov. . It was officially ad mitted that German cruisers had been or dered to Santo Domingo, In compliance with the request of the German consul there. ST. THOMAS, D. W. I.. Nov. .-Th Ger man steamer Athen having been refused permlKHlon to land passengers and cargo at Santo Domingo returned here Saturday and reported the facts to the German flag ship Vleneta, whereupon- the commander dispatched the cruisers Panther and Ga sell to Santo Domlnso. Athen returned to Santo Domingo yesterday and It. Is reporleU that It will lgnorn the blockade, under the protection of the German warships. SANTO DOMINGO, Friday. Nov. B.-A Domlnlran gunboat which returned here last night from Mucorls reports having bombarded that town. The damage done Is not known. Mucorls Is still In the hands of the revolutionists. The forces of the revolutionists are approaching San Do mingo. There was firing which only lasted for a short time this morning outside the city. There are no foreign warships in port. UNITED STATES IS FAVORED German statesman Fears It Will lie Impossible to Chancre Present Treaty. BERLIN. Nov. 9.-Herr Nothein. a mem ber of the Reichstag, speaking at Frank fort today on the outlook for the commer cial treaties, said: We Shall hnrrilv cret n tariff lri.l iik the United States. The most serious mut ter Is that America could continue to enjoy all the advantages conceded to other states under the treaties of 1KM-92, even In the event that new commercial treaties should Increase the duties, ns comoared with the existing ones. No stato would be ready to make a new treaty under such circum stances and nothing remains to be done but io uenounre tne present ' most favored na tion clause" with the United Staffs hf.r. any of the new commercial treaties go Into effect. , In view of the exeat hostility nt the agrarians against the United States It would inen require an tne enerpy of the commer cial classes to avoid a treaty-less period, or even a tariff war with the United State. American exports consist of raw material and machinery. Ours are more valuable goods. It Is therefore evident which side would Incur the greatest risk. Moreover the passenver business on the Atlnntin h.. been falling, latterly, more and more Into German hands, and, therefore, a tariff war with the United States would meun enor mous damage to our steamship companies. R0SAN0 COMMITS SUICIDE i A .' "... , : Minister mt rlaurt 1st New Italian Cabinet Pressed to Deepera- tloa by Socialists. NAPLES, Nov. . Minister of Finance Rosano committed suicide by shooting dur ing the night. He waa found dead this morning in his room, a -revolver at his aide. . . Slgnor Rosano was given the position of minister of finance in the new Italian cabi net, the formation of which waa announced only last week. ROME, Nov. . Since tho formation of the new cabinet the socialists had attacked Slgnor Rosano, the minister of finance, charging him with corruption during his political career, challenging him to dis prove the charges and adding that other wise they would bring the matter up at the opening of the Chamber of Deputies. It waa at first announced from Naples that the minister had been stricken with apoplexy and died while taking a train for Rome. Later, however. It became known that ha had committed suicide, which caused a great sensation and much excite ment. LOCKS DARKEN ASIA MINOR Martial Uw Proclaimed la One Dis trict kni Troops Harried There. CONSTANTINOPLE. Nov. 9.-Martlal law haa been proclaimed In the district of Hassan Kala, province of Erxeroum, Asia Minor, and troops have been quartered in all the villages ot that district In conse quence of revolutionary movements on the part of Hentchaklsts. or members of the Armenian Revolutionary ' society. Two bands of theso men recently crossed the Russian frontier with the Intention of In citing the Inhabitants to rise against the Turkish government, but they were quickly overtaken by the troops. One band waa exterminated and the second waa driven back Into Russian territory. The Turkish governor of the district has redistributed among the Kurds the weapons which they recently were compelled to give up. CELEBRATE KING'S BIRTHDAY Edward is Slaty-Two and Teaants reaet While Lord Mayor Given Baau.net. LONDON. Nov. .-King Edward, who waa born November 9, 1U, la celebrating hla birthday at Sandrlngham, where there was the usual dinner to the tenants of the estate, 'at which the king and queen and other members of the royal family handed round the dessert. Outside of the customary salutes fired at the navy and military stations, accom panied by the dressing of the ships, there was little sign of his majesty's birthday being observed. The new lord mayor. Sir James Ritchie. gave a banquet to 1.200 persons In the his toric Gulldhull tonight In honor of the king's birthday. Premier Balfour was the guest of honor. Many notabilities were present. Officers Charged with Plotting;. VIENNA, Nov. I.-Private telegrams re ceived here from Sofia aay that Bulgarian officers have been arrested at Kustendll and Bresulk on suspicion of plotting against Prince Ferdinand. Opposition clr. cits assert the procedure was a measure of revenge because the officers refused to eoerce the people at the recent elections. Turkey's Hrply Met liked. ST. PETER3BURG. Nov. .-Turkey'a re- ply to the last note of Russia and Austria on the subject of reforms In Macedonia Is not aatUtactory to the authorttlea hero. KAISER "MY HAVE CANCER Present Slight Affliotion Beoalli Bit Bslatirei' Malady. DOCTORS INSIST THE FEAR IS IDLE Issues Reassuring: Bulletin Concern, lag; His Progress to Itecovery After Saturday's Opera tion on His Throat. BERLIN, Nov. 9.-:3s p. m. The latest news regarding the condition of Emperor wuiiam is that it remains satisfactory. H worked several hours this afternoon on government business and wrote a long tele gram to King Edward congratulating him on hla birthday. icniiiN. inov. . a bulletin concerning the condition of Emperor William, who was operated upon Saturday for the removal of a polypus from the larynx was Issued this morning at the new palace at Pots' aam. it Is as follows: Inflammation, which naturnllv follows a " reaction from the operation, already is ,B. e can, merelore, be satis wull. ,ne appearance of the local chord. Nevertheless, the healing of the little wound probably will require another week. The emiwror 9 general condition Is ""'. "is lemperuiure ana pule are nor " VON L.KUTHOLD, BCHMIDT. I LB ERG. mo court circular states that the em peror this morning personally heard the report of tho chief of the civil cabinet. VT fur .tfifi . . iuiia, .Tov. . information con talned In private Cispatches received here shows that the operation on Emperor Wil nam Is rlmllar to the first one performed on his father, and consequently causes con csrn to his household. The official state' ment Isrued by the surgeons falls to reas sure, because It is well understood that for reasons of state the emperor would be given the benefit of any doubt as to the true character of his disease. It Is recalled that the surgeons at that time made nothing of the first operation on ismperor Frederick. There la anxiety, coin emperor William's father and mother died of cancer and hla grand niuuier, Augusta, also waa so afflicted. The emperor's aunt, the grand duchess Baden, who Is well known in Germany, is sunering from the same malady. It will take months to decide whether the present fears are ungrounded. The whole weight of acientlflc authority which Is In attendance upon the emperor affirms mat he has not cancer. Prof. Johannes Orth, the famous cancer specialist who succeeded the late Prof. vtrchow In the chair of pathological anat omy at the University of Berlin, says: "I authorize you to- declare as explicitly as poasiDie tnat not the slightest susuiclon of any cangerous formation exists. It Is a matter explained In any ordinary larvnuo logical book. With persons who, like the emperor, are .compelled by their nrofoj tlonal duties to speak often In public there are often formations on the vocal chords which wo call polypus. They are, of course, a hindrance to the voice, and ac luruiiigTiy uicse were removed. I am not acquainted with the clinical side of the case, but I believe I am warranted in say ing that tha. emperor In volghjt days will gain have full possession of his" vocal powers." , TELLS FOLK HE WONT TALK George S. Graham Hefases Antl-Bood- Ilnc Attorney's Request (or Evi dence About Blair. ST. LOUIS, Nov. 9.-Wlth the explanation mat neither he nor the firm of Dick Bros. Co. of Philadelphia haa evidence per tinent to the Blair story. George S. Gra nam, attorney for Dick Broa., refuses tho request pf Circuit Attorney Folk to appear before the grand Jury and testify in regard to jamea I Blair's business dealings with his firm. A letter to this effect waa re ceived by Mr. Folk today. The resignation of Mrs. James L. Blair as president of the St. Louis Woman's club was accepted at the monthly meet today and Mrs. David R. Francis was elected to the position. WIFE SUSPECTED OF MURDER Pennsylvania. Officers Arrest Mrs . Alexander Joaes and Two ' Possible Accomplices. WAYNESBURG. Pa.. Nov. .-Four per sons are unaer arrest at Rice's Landing, charged with the murder of Alexander Jones, a miner whose body was found in a field last Monday, tho back of his head having been crushed. The accused are Mrs. Jones, wife of the murdered man; Thomas and Elwood Loving and Daniel Jefferson. It is alleged that evidence haa developed which leads to the theory that Jonea waa mjrdered for the purpose of securing ISM insurance -amen he had upon his life. MURPHY CALLS THEM FORGERY Clerk of Court of Appeals tees Fraad la a Doira Naturalisation Certificates. ST. LOUIS. Nov. 9 John Murphy, clerk of the court of appeals, denounced as for geries the signatures shown him at the trial of the triple naturalisation fraud case in the United States district court today. When asked In whose handwriting the alleged forgeries were, he aald: "To the best of my Judgment it is the handwriting of Thomas' B. Barrett." receive! in TAX SUITS Colorado Coart Readers Decision of Great Importance to Railroad Companies. DENVER. Colo., Nov. 9.-The state court of appeals today rendered an opinion In a case Instituted by the treasurer of Boul der county against the Colorado A Southern railway. In which Judge Gunter lays down the rule that when a railroad refuses pay ment of taxes, a receiver may be appointed and the matter adjusted In a court of equity. HARRISON CLOSES SALOONS Mayor of Chicago Beglaa Active War. faro Against Gambling on Horse Burt, CHICAGO, Nov. I.-Mayor Harrison took the first step toward the auppreaslon of race track gambling as outlined in his recommendation to the city council a week ago. by revoking the license at two bar rooms today. "It is the beginning of the war against the handbooks by revo cation," the mayor said. "Others are coming. 1 READY TO RACE FOR LAND Opening; of Old Red Lake Reservation ' Creates Maeh Excitement la Minnesota. MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. S.-A special to the Tribune from Thief River Falls, Minn., today says that at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning the land in the old Red Lake reser vation will be thrown open for settlement. At that hour there will be the novelty and excitement of two rushes In opposite dlrec tions one from Thief River Falls to the land and one from the land to the office of the United States commissioners In this city. Confusion will undoubtedly result this morning, when It was learned that there la considerable misunderstanding among the homeseckera as to the require ments or tne law. A large number are from southern Minnesota, Iowa and point's in North and South Dakota and a big per centage are Scandinavians. Although every means possible have been taken to Inform the public that the landa are to large extent "swamp" and almost waete, the average seeker for land will not take the government's statement as being absolutely truthful, and Imbued with the "get land" craxe will do all In hla power to jet a nung. There will be a fierce struggle over the right to file on lands along the Rainy river ana a ooien men are doing some tall fight ing to secure filings on each townslte. Beaudette. Roosevelt and Clnmentson are the towns where the greatest interest cen ters. KENTUCKY. IS WELL ENJOINED So Many Orders Oat that Election Clerks Cannot Avoid Trouble. LOUtSVILLE. Nov. 9.-The special election In the Eleventh district to choose a euccessor to the late Congressman Borelng will be held tomorrow. The name of Dr Godfrey Hunter, former minister to Hon duras, will be on the official ballot in some counties, while that of D. C. Fdwards win appear on the ticket In other counties. For mer Congressman J. D. White is running as an Independent. The instructions of the different counties to election clerks are so different that to obey one Injunction la to disobey another. The clerks In many In stances have been guided by personal pre ferment. Although a final appeal of Dr. Hunter comes before the court of appeals at Frankfort today It la not believed It can have any effect on the status of the case, and both parties are preparing for a contest In congress. GO-DEVIL IS STILL IN BUSINESS Five More Antomoblllsts Are Swell ing; the Hospital Crowd In Brooklyn. NEW YORK. Nov. 9.-Flve ner.m,. 1,.- been severely injured In an automnhiu cldent en Mount Arlington hill. :iear Hopa long. N. J. They were: Mr. and Mrs. J W. Rankin. Mr. snd Mrs. William Blanrh ard and Charlea W. Hoffman of Brooklyn While rounding one of the sharp curves Rankin, who waa driving the marhln. i.f control, .-The automoW ran Into a horse and carriage going down the hill. The car riage was wrecked and Mr. and Mrs. Ran kin, on the front seat of the machine, were caught In the debris. " ielr Injurlea will not prove fatal, however. The others In w. pny leapea rrom the machine when they saw that a collision warn - as v v a laVUaCa and were badly bruised. CHICAGO HAS FOREST FIRE Tract of Cultivated and Natural For est Barns, with Fully Fifty. Thousand-Dollar Loss. CHICAGO. Nov. 9.-A forest fire ... ,- unusual spectacle enjoyed bv bundr.H. Chlcagoana last night. Four companies of firemen fought the blase for hours The f re started In the barns of the Grace land eemeteiy. In a few minutes the hay sheds were blaxing fiercely. After destroy ing the buildings and wagons th. spread to the shrubbery growth and trees which covered almost four square blocks The loss will exceed J60.000. The tract com bined almost virgin forest with carefully cultivated shrubbery. Rabbits. - squirrels and other small animals abound in the en closure and scores of animals were killed as they ran among the crowd. LAST WEEK OF INVESTIGATION Grand Jury at Jefferson rn. Again to Look Into Charges. JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. Nov. .Th grand Jury will resume Its Investigation Into legislative boodllng tomorrow. Several witnesses have been summoned from St. Louis, among them B. V - j -. 1 n , n uu Representatives George J. Hevnher .n John Beckert. Jr. The erand Jury will complete Its work and make final report thjs week, aa It expires by limitation Sat urday. Today the grand Jury Investigate , charges against Prosecuting Attorney R. i , Dione,. wnicn were made by Rev. C. S. Brooks on the ground of official corrupt tion in office. CALLS AN ACCIDENT MURDER Oklahoma Grand Jury Indicts Agent for Company that Built a De fective Bridge. KANSAS CITY, Nov. 9.-6herlff Love of Kingfisher county, Oklahoma, created a sensation today by serving a warrant on J. W. Hoover, a prominent local business man, and a-ent of an Ohio bridge com pany, on an indictment returned in Okla homa, charging him with murder. The in dictment grew out of the wreck of a bridge Duin Dy air. noover a company, in which two men were killed. Mr. Hoover says he never has been In Kingfisher county, and his attorney haa wired Governor Dockery, urging the latter to grant requisition papers. RAIN GOES THR0UGH DRAW New York Central Passenger Trala Wrecked, bat No I.Ives Are Lost. AUBURN. N. T.. Nov. I.-Whtle the drawbridge over the Seneca canal at Ca yuga was open today to permit the passage several boats, the engine pulling a passenger train on the New York Central railroad went through the draw and Into the canal. None of the crew or passengers were seriously Injured. Engineer Huck claims that the accident was due to the failure of the brakes to work. Tha engine waa running at the rate of five tnllea aa hour. NEBRASKANS WELL SEATED Bnrkatt Crete a P.'aoe Toward Trout Bight Under Ira of 8peaker. SOME OF THE IOWA MEMBERS FARE BADLY Members of Nebraska Delegation Con template a Conference for Pur pose of t'nlted Action la Behalf of the State. (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, Nov. 9.-(8peclal Tele gram.) Interest centered today about the hall of the house of representatives, the large number of new members of the lower body to be sworn in attracting hundreds of spectators, who otherwise would have found little to bring them to the nation's capital. In consequence of the complete reorganisation of the house and the In duction of a new speaker, the galleries of the legislative chamber on the south aide of the capltol were crowded at an early hour, and they remained comfortably filled until Speaker Cannon's gavel fell, adjourn ing the house for the day. Until the draw. Ing for seats began, llstlessnees character Ixed the proceedings. Tho machinery was well greased, and the cut and dried pro gram waa accomplished without even so much aa a Jar, the minority lending Just enough obstruction to give a foretaste of what may be expected when the "people's body," as the house was once called, geta Into running order, and the business which calls congress In extra session la placed before the lawmakers ratification, of the convention between Cuba and the United States. The senate waa gay with color, both on the floor and In the galleries, many flowers lending brightness to the somewhat somber legislative chamber. Many of the senators were recipients of handsome floral offer Ings from families and friends. The speo tators were hardly permitted to enjoy the roses and chrysanthemums, however, when President pro tern. Frye adjourned the senate for the day, word having been re cetved that the house would not be ready for business until late In the afternoon Nearly all of tho ninety senators were present, Nebraska alono being without rep resentation when the gavel fell, In this particular occupying a position somewhat similar to that of Delaware two years ago Nebraakans Well Seated. In the seat-drawing in the house the Nebraska delegation fared generally very well. Mr. Burkett, dean of the delegation, was called early and took a seat well for ward, right under the eye of the speaker, which, it is confidently believed, will rest on the Lancaster man frequently during the coming days of the Fifty-eighth con gresa. Hinshaw s name came next of the Nebraska delegation, and ha chose a seat immediately in the rear of Bereno E, Payne, floor leader of the republicans. Messrs. McCarthy, Norris and Klnkald, while not so favorably located as their colleagues, obtained fairly good seats, but far in the rear. Still, they are surrounded by many wheel horses of the party, and will be far from lonely ' during the next two years. Mr. Hitchcock, tha lone demo crat from the Antelope state, secured .a desirable desk In proximity to Champ Clark, Underwood and DeArmond. How Iowana Fared. In a number qf particulars the Iowa delegation bettered their locations over the Fifty-seventh congress. Judge Thomaa of the Sioux City district, however, was among tha very laat to be beard from as tha "goose" rolled out numbers. He waa obliged to go way back and alt down In the last row ot aeata, where it will be difficult for him to be heard by the speaker. Mr. Lacey probably drew the choicest seat of his delegation, and Secured ona In the front row, just off the center aisle. Major La cey has as his neighbor a mart of dis tinguished anoestry, Jonah Kalanlaniole, delegate from Honolulu, mora popularly known aa "Prince Cupid." Congressman Hull waa fortunate in having his name drawn early, and secured a choice seat, practically as to position the same as he occupied during the past congress. Repre sentatives Connor, Hedge and Smith were also quite fortunate, and drew seats of commanding vantage. Colonel "Pete" Hep burn, while not mentioned until the draw ing was almost over, obtained a good posi tion among a group of strong men, many of them old friends. Congressman Cousins was among the last to be called, and ha took a aeat beside Congressman FredLan dls, tha youngest member of the house, from the Ninth Indiana district Judge Blrdsall secured a good seat. Congressman Wade of the Second Iowa district, the only democrat in the delegation, found a con genial place on the aide allotted to hla party. Messrs. Burke and Martin of South Dakota during last session sat side by aide, but this year, unless they can make a trade, they will be widely separated, aa the fortunea of tha marbles were against them. Conference of Kebraskaas. Already there is talk among tha Nebraska delegation favoring a conference of mem bers with a view of "getting together" for the benefit of the atate in the way of needed legislation. It ia argued that great good will come of concerted action and aa committee places are to be aaalgned It has been thought wise to harmonise their In terests V possible so that the delegation may stand aa a umi on an matters in which the atate Is vitally Interested. In the matter of committee assignments it is understood that Mr. Burkett does not want anything except hla old place on ap propriations. He will get thla and a chair manshtp aa well. Mr. McCarthy would Ilka to go on postofflce and postroads, which in the light of the Investigation that will un questionably be authorised, will be one of the most Important committees in congress. Mr. Hinshaw haa also a leaning toward postofflces and postroads, but will tie satis fied with a place on public buildings and grounds. Judge Klnkald would like a place on Judiciary. As for Judge Norris he haa not stated where he would like to be placed. Instead ot waiting until tha regular ses sion of congress to announce committees It la said tonight that Speaker Cannon has decided to go ahead and make up tha com mittee asslgnmenta at once so that the business of congress may go ahead and the committees get to work. Early announce ment is a'o for the further reason, aa one of the speaker's friends stated, to relieve Mr. Cannon of the pressure that will be brought to bear upon him from the outside for committee assignments. He wants to get the agony over and meet tha "kickera" Immediately. Rural free delivery aervlca will be estab lished December 15 at Harvey, Marlon county, la., with one carrier; route em braces an area of fifteen square miles, con taining a population of S71 Lertraro W. Benjamin haa been appointed postmaster at Bankavllle, Red Willow county. Neb., vice W. IL Benjamin, re signed. CONDITION OF THE WEATHER Forecast for Nebraska Fair Tuesday; Rala ana comer Wednesday. Temperature at Omaha Yesterday I Hoar. Dec. Hoar. De. B a. m 4.' 1 p. m 44 a. m 43 8 p. 44 T a, m 44 3 p. an...... 44 a. m 4.1 4 p. m 43 8 a. m 4:1 n p. m 43 10 a, m 4 p. m 43 11 a a.,,,,, 4.1 T p. m 41 13 m, 44 m p. wi 41 p. m 80 HUNTER FIGHTS POLICEMAN Strlkea Officer Wooldrldge Severe Blow with Bolt Knd ef Hla Can. Officer H. I Wooldrldge, emergency and sanitary police, tackled a hard customer Sunday afternoon In the woods east of Tenth street and south of Bancroft. He came upon a man hunting for rabbits and caught him In the act of shooting at a cot tontail. The officer proceeded to arrest the hunter, and the nlmrod, resenting It, struck Wooldrldge with the butt end of his gun, nearly breaking the officer's left arm, which he threw up to ward off the blow directed at his head. A scuffle for the pos session of the gun ensued and the officer received a broken thumb on his right hand. At thla Juncture the hunter, who had shown his prowess to his own satisfaction and to the officer's, ran toward the river and haa not been seen since. The cause leading up to the attempted arrest of. the hunter, whose Identity is un known by the police, was the filing of a petition signed by forty residents of that portion of the city. Several houses ara scattered through the timber and hunters occasionally mistake a house for a game. Complaints have been made by Individual residents to the police alleging that their windows have been broken, the doors of their cottages plugged full of shot and their stovepipes riddled with bullets. It was to round up any stray hunter he might come In sight of that Officer Wool drldge repaired to the woods Sunday after noon. The officer Is not hors du combat, but Is not anxious for such another scrim mage right soon. An effort will be made by the police to locate the belligerent hun ter, even If that necessitates another trip to the tall timbers. FOR NEGLECTING HIS FAMILY Head ef Household la Bound Over, but Will Be Given One Mora ' Chance. Barnett Aberhamsen, whose family re sides in a little cottage In. the extreme south end of the city, was up before Judge Berka on the charge of wife and child abandonment. He waived examination and waa bound over to the district court In tha sum of 1300. A. relative of Aberhamsen Was present and qualified on his bond. It is alleged in the complaint filed against the man, and to which his wife subscribes, that he has failed to contribute a rli gle cent toward the maintenance cf tha family for months. Aberhamsen Is an able-bodied man. Speaking of the case, tha county at torney said: "We wilf give this man a chance to re deem himself, If he goes to work and pro vides for "Ms family the charge may be quashed. If not we will prosecute, and I think we have a strong case against htm. We are determined to enforce this new law." DETECTIVES JSEJ ONE MAN Ran Down Jack MrKeana,. but Fall So Far to Locate Roy Harrold. Captain of Detectives Dunn has had his men on a still hunt for Jack McKenna and Roy Harrold for several weeks. Sunday McKenna waa picked VP and lodged In Jail on the charge of being connected with the robbery of a workman's coat at the Unseed oil works about a month ago. The man who waa robbed haa left town and Captain Dunn does not know Ms name, but he has evidence which points conclusively to Mc Kenna as one cf the participants In the stealing of thla man's purse. Only a few dollars were secured and a pay check call ing for $12. Tha pay check has been recov ered and Is endorsed by McKenna and the police say it la known that Roy Harrold secured the money on. It at Wash Mc Kensls's saloon, 713 North Sixteenth street. McKenna was balled out by friends, but will be kept under surveillance by the po lice. Harrold haa not yet been . located. CONNOLLY ONJHE WARPATH Declares He 'Will Get Contract from Springfield if There la a Law. If there la any law In this state, I pro pose to get that contract or know the rea son why." County Commissioner Connolly la on the warpath and departed yesterday for Papllllon, the county seat of Sarpy county. for the purpose of mandamuslng the city council of Springfield to compel the village authorities to award him the contract for putting in the new water works system which Is to be established in that town. The council at Springfield recently adver tised for bids for the consti uctlon of a sys tem of water works. Five bids were received and Mr. Connolly's was the lowest. Para doxical as It may seem, the Springfield authorities, Connolly declares, awarded the contract to the highest bidder, who was a local party. Mr. Connolly aays this is not acting in conformity with the law and he proposes to see what he can do by In voking the strong arm of the law. WILL ERECT NEW BUILDING Swedish Methodists Plan to Balld Caarea Home for Six Thou 'sand Dollars. Tha Swedish Methodist congregation which recently sold its church property on Eighteenth street to the Peoples church, will erect a 16,000 edifice st Nineteenth and Burt streeU In the spring. The lot has been bought and plana are being drawn. City Comptroller Lobeck, who attended the church extension boards meeting at Kansas City last week, helped to secure a donation of I7W for the new church. The Lincoln, Neb., congregation waa awarded Reduced Hates for Teaehers. The Western Passenger association haa made a partial list of announcements ui rates to be In effect for fall teachers' meet ings, as follows: Dee Moines. December 5 In n -,,.. convention of Iowa State Teachers' asso ciation, one and one-third fares (or the round tilp from Iowa points. A irenerul rate for the benefit of all students also will be In effect in the West ern Passenger association district. It will be one and one-third of the regular rate f'r the round trip, applying on distances of 1U) miles or 1om. and one f-r clu ia Lceitts, for M miles, CONGRESS IN SESSION Extraordinary Heating Called to Consider Cuban Esoiprooitj Begins Work. HOUSE HAS ITS LARGEST MEMBERSHIP Mow Member, in Popular Brmoh Than Ever Before ( In History. FLOWERS FOR SUCCESSFUL MEMBERS Many Btuqneta Seen, but Hanna and Gor man Get Moat. REPUBLICAN PROGRAM GOES THROUGH Cannon is Chosen Speaker and All Former Officers Are He-elected te Positions la House ef v Representatives, WASHINGTON. Nov. .-The Fifty eighth congress convened la extraordinary session at noon today In accordance with the proclamation of President Roosevelt for the purpose of enacting legislation neces sary to make effective the Cuban reciprocity treaty. The day was devoted to personal greetings and organization. , The house assembled the largest member ship In its history, and the scene before the gavel fell was one ot animation, both on the floor, in the cloak rooms and In me toouies ana corridors. The day waa bright and crisp and she capltol building presented the appearance ot a new structure with a coat of white paint and complete renovation within. v,rjwus ot eager spectators, both men and women, thronged the corridors and ro-i tundas of the capltol early in the day, andf the galleries, to which admission waa hai by card only, were taxed to their eanaeltAr long- before the hour for assembling, ar rived. Many high officials of the govern ment left their desks at the departments to witness the opening of the session ind greet their friends, many sU-ans-ers f In Washington had their first glimpse of cO-ui-e gross, while tha capltol waa the Mecca el the Waahlngtonian. Committee rooms, which had been In the hands of the reno vator during- the rvoess, were thrown open and many Informal receptions were held by popular chairmen. With tha speakership question out of the way in tho universal endorsement of Mr. Cannon there was nothing to worry the leguialtve mind, and the day waS" given up 10 xne sentiment of the occasion. Many handsome floral tributes to mem bers were borne In unusual profusion to the ioDDies back of both tha aenate and house chambers, to be placed later on the desks or the members. The new members of tha house received their initiation to door-, keepers and house employes, and many were turned back for identification Wauae of their slight hesitation on presenting themselves for admission. Such Incidents contributed to the general lively anima tion and good hurnor of the occasion. . t i POSIES FOR THE SENATORS Triumphant llanna and Oorsaaa Bom barded With Bouquets Mel Special Dealgms. WASHINGTON. Nov. S.-Wlth galleries' crowded, with the chamber a mass of floral tributes and with nearly every renator In Ms scat, the ravel of prvsldent Pro Tent Frye sounded at noon today, calling the senate together In the second extraordinary session of the Fifty-eighth congress. The special session of the senate following the adjournment last spring of the Fifty-sev enth congress eliminated much of the rou tine work which otherwise would have been performed today. New senators had gone ' through the formality of taking oaths of office, seats had been assigned and with the exception of the appointment of some vacancies all functions of tho organization had been completed. With mors than two hours before the senate was called to order tha galleries were filling up with early arrivals. Sen ator Hanna's pronounced victory In Ohio won for him what was one of tha most pretentious floral designs ever seen In tha senate, a shield three and a half by four and a half feet of blue Immortelles, In which was wrought with California grasses and ribbons, and red, white and blue Im mortelles, the design of the American eagle ' Identical with that on a silver quarter of a dollar. The shield was surmounted with a gorgeous cluster of American Beauty rosea. The offering bore the Inscription! Senator Mark Hanna, from his friends, 'Irish democrats' of Cleveland." Fully a score of smaller tributes were banked around Senator Hanna's desk. Senator Gorman's triumph In tha Mary land election was recognized by the second largest floral piece, a handsome wreath more than two feet In diameter, with a crossed cluster of roses, carnations and chrysanthemums as the base. Chrysanthe mums were used in profusion and there waa hardly a desk that did not carry one or more huge bunches of, these flowers. When Senator Hanna arrived he was greeted with cheers, which Increased to thunderous applause as he was followed a moment later by Senator Gorman and tha two met In the center aisle for a cordial handshake. The senate waa called to order at noon and after a prayer by Rev. V. J,. Prettyman of Washington, the proclama tion calling congress together in extraor dinary seHHlon was read. At roll call seventy senators answered and President pro tern Frye declared s quorum present Mr. Hoar and Mr. Gorman were appointed by tha house to Inform the president congress had organised and was ready to receive any communication he had to make. A resolution offered by Mr. Cullom. fix ing 12 o'clock noon as the hour for conven ing dally sessions was adopted after which the senate adjourned. OLD TO HOLDOVER MEMBERS Day's Proceedings ia Hoase Too Slifcl. lar to Those of Previous Con venlnga ef Lawmakers. WASHINGTON. Nov. 1-The house of representatives convened at noon In iX. traordlnary session. Today's session wus full of Interest to the spectator, likewise tcf the new members, out to the veteran It waa but a routine proceeding. The fact that a speaker was to bo elected and thxt this waa the first session of a new con gress added to the Interest that usually at tends an opening day. Long before the hour of noon, when the gavel fell, the gal leries' were filled, the ladles being largtly In the majority. Many more were disap pointed, holders ot cards of admission even being among this number. - First of Importance among today's events 1