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ESTAniJSUED JUNE 19, 1871. OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, DECEMUER 14, 1903 TEN PAGES. SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS THE INTERIOR Secretary Hltohoock Preients Hit Annual Etport to the President. MUCH WORK HAS BEEN TRANSACTED Thongh 0n Bureau Hat Been Transferred Clerks Are Kept Bnsj. FRAUDS AGAINST PUBLIC LAND LAWS Head of Department Calls Attention to Glaring: Instances of Infraction. ILLEGAL' FENCERS RECEIVE ATTENTION Much of Report la Take a lp nllh Resume of Work of Peaaloa Office and Reclamation of Arid Land. WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 The annual re port of tha secretary of the Interior for the year ending June 80 was made public today under date of November 80. The report opens by calling attention 'o the fact that, although the census bureau hns been transferred to the Department of Labor and Commerce the work of the de partment has greatly increased. Attention Is also called to the fact that the com pensatlan of the assistant secretary of the interior and the chiefs of divisions Is In adequate for the services performed and higher salaries are recommended. . The re port then touches upon the question of reclamation of arid and semt-arld land In the western states, saying In part: A contract has been let for the construc tion of diversion woiks In the Truckee river In Nevada and aim of a can.il to carry waters to a reservoir on the Carson river. nvMilaaMnna In nnnn.ntliin with ftl hf f projects are rapidly approaching, the point where contracts can be let for their con struction. A detailed report of the results of the reclamation work as herein outlined will be iubmitted to congress, as required by the piovMhna of section of the act above mentioned. 1 Two adi1itlini.il forest peservstlons have been ettabllshed and two reserves have been slightly reduced In area. The manage ment of these reservations during the year has been satisfactory. I am of the opinion. however, ss herelnsfter indicated, thut the tmnsrer ot this service to tne Agricultural department would be productive of better I erally known that the new pope Is a flne I landed and saw nothing. The naval ofll arnrgaVaVw.rreV"?ng to the public lands pianist and that one of h.s.favorlte amuse, cers found the attitude of the Indian, to be In many Instances do not provide adequate protection for the Interests of the govern ment and remedlnl legislation In the cases and nlong the linen as suggested herein should be enacted by conr?a at the earll est practicable date. ' ( Work of Assistant Attorney vomeral. The report then takes up the work of the assistant attorney general for the Interior department, showing that The work is practically up to date: that is. as nearly so as may he ana allow tne time tlon of arguments pro and con in litigated o p'nr"ii"' Caxea. The matters at this time awaltlnar con federation and action are: Two hundred and twenty-nine appeals from decisions of the commisflloner of the general jana omce. nrty-slx motions for renew ot aecisinni references with request for law opinions to I llfiriMlviir iriiuoinii till " i ' l' ' ' I he riven by. tne fts-mant attorney general ?"?r'r"n '.cr""2 'i"" 1 no matters consiuerea mini umixiinj i curing the last yer are as follows: Twelve I hundred decisions receiving the approval I -and. signature ofthe secretary of the In- I tenor in appeals rrom aecisions oi ina enmmfHlnnr of the srenerul lana omce. 265 deulslons receiving the approval and signature of the secretary of the interior iinnn motions lor review, iu aerisiona. regulations, orders, etc., receiving the ap- froval and signature of the secretary ot he Interior In miscellaneous mutters, eighty-seven law opinions receiving the signature of the assistant attorney general and the approval ot tbe secretary of tbe Interior, Is) tho Land Offloe. On the subject of publio lands the report ays in part: There were disposed of during the fiscal year endea jur gregatlug June ). 1903. pubHS lands eg- ,te4.LW. acres, classified as fol- sales, 3.078 .KM. 89 acres; mlscel- iuwii. taail aaiea, ,via. ajv.ro ativa, iiiinvni- i laneoua entries, embracing homesteads, modern in owuKrauu. "- land warrants, scrip locations, state selec- prof. Bolllger, is advocating the establish lions, swamp lands, railroad and wagon- t f n , fop teaching Industry and road selections, Indian allotments, etc., . . . w iw 577 ni in irrM ani Indian lindi. i T3.S71. ss method. These things, he says, can te acres, showing an increase of S,3!5.7t4.36 acres aa compared with the aggregate dla l.iim. m ..ir ma Dreoedlna fiscal year. The total cash receipts during the fiscal year from various sources, Including dis posal of publlo land. 1)0,667,618.0, and Indian land, So08,iia8.1t; from depredations on publlo nd'sri'li; frome.Te.lof' Umlr on forest reserves, ji,!ioo.n; irirai aniea oi rovernment property. 1X49.82. and for fur dishing copies of records and tnata, 830,- 118.4; aggregate, 311.024.743.66, an Increase of I4.762.M6. 17 over the preceding fiscal year The total expenses of district land offices for salaries and commissions of registers and receivers, incldentsl expenses, and ex. penses of depositing public moneys during the ilsce.1 year ended June 30, 1903, were tM'R.;2.S2. an Increase, as compared with the fiscal year ended Juno so, 1902, of lift .164.02. There were S4.34S patents of all classes Uautid during the year. Of this number, 47. 6M are classed as agricultural, 4.&04 are Indian allot moiita. l.lot are mineral put mi. '( coal patents. 76 private land claims. 187 railroad patents, and 40 swamp land patents. This is an Increase of t.663 over tne agricultural patents uwugu aunng the preceding year. During the fiscal year there have been certified or patented on account of railroad and wagon road grants 4,816.957.04 acres, as against 6,ivS.l;tl ti acres last year, an In crease ot sC8,86.38 acres. , .' Tells, ot Some Frand. The report then tells ot surveys made suanT ter of frauds upon the land laws, saying an part: Fourteen convictions have been secured during the year fur frauds committed In connection with soldiers' additional assign ment The maximum penalties Inflicted were imprisonment for seven years and a fln. n j... k. . i. .. ... . able in thi"p.rc.S5i of fraudulent "a-e. Zi I.. i-VL" Kr, 1 ' SSS? purine, tne past year mere nave peen Indicted and arrested in the atate of Ore gon, charged with forgery and conspiracy to defraud the government, a United Slates commissioner and three others, the first being a woman. The United Klates com missioner has been removed from iter office, and all are awaiting -trial by the court. It is alleged that several hundred entries and nnal proofs were made before this coinnusaioner under .tne act of March-11 Xxi cu aiat. L., 7Vu1. all of which hav. been or are being examined by officers ot this department. Tha methods pursued by these parllea are alleged to have been sub stantially as follows: Forged entry papers of fictitious entrv men, alleged to have been executed before the 1'nlteu Btatea commissioner, alleging settlement on a tract of land within tha limits of a forest reserve prior to the crea tion of such reserve, would be transmitted to the local land office. Within a month thereafter, probably, final proof rotlces on an Id entry would Issue, and after the period vi puuiication required, forged proofs, al irxeu comni to have been executed before this laaloner, would ba transmitted ta ih. . ... . .. - . - . - ni w, r..iiiiii uu tne face of the papers being regular, they would be forwarded by the register and receiver to the general land office at Wash ington, where, no Intimation of fraud ap pearing, the proof was approved and paUnt i.n the entry Issued. Thereafter, forged deeds alleged to have been executed by tne ni'imuua eniryman Deiore tins commls eloner or a notary public, conveying the fly' nd to one ef the parties to the con spiracy, would Oe duly filed for record, and thereafter the land would be trans- ferred by one of said parties to some other ' f ' : ' (Continued o Third Pa, DANCES ,NT0JHDGE'S heart After Huagarlaa Jurist Enforces Flue He Xi Pair Trrpalchoreaa Culprit. (Copyright, 1803, by Press Publishing Co.) BCDA-PEST. Dec. l3.-(New York World Cablegram Special Telegram.) Julia To- maska, an operatic dancer, 'wan sued by th n-f. rpr rf 4 hn th..t.p ot Kntv Arid for . ' ' ;-ing according to the best tram- tlo. V,7 . and In consequence render- Ing unpopulnr. The manager had a ., that she ' the tradltlc ' 'act with her, providing ff --ce In certain operas required by the public. " A'' Julia said In ie publlo taste was depraved and t . manner of danc ing was In accordax with the highest rules of the Terpslchorean art. The Jury would have liked to have given Judgment for Julia as she Is a lovely girl, and gave 'her evidence with much animation and wit. but they could not agree as to which side was right, so the Judge asked the parties If they would consent to try the case again In his private room and submit the matter to his final Judgment. They consented and . day was appointed for the new trial. The Judge said the only way he could decide was to see Julia dance both styles of dancing. Julia was only too willing and plroueted In front of the Judge to his com plete satisfaction. Then he felt constrained to decide that the theater manager was right and that the new dancing was no im provement. When he gave Judgment against the fair Julia he asked her to remain In his room a few minutes, ss he wished to speak to her alone. Miss Julia's surprise was great when she received an offer of marriage from the Judge, who had been fascinated by her grace and beauty. Bhe accepted him on the spot and her husband paid the fine imposed on nor by the theater man ager. MASCAGNI AT THE VATICAN Received by Pope Ploe aad Per- forms Selections la Private Apartments. (Copyright. 1003. by Press Publishing Co.) ROME, Dec. 13. (New York World Ca blegramSpecial Telegram.) Amid the nu merous engagements of his dally life at the Vatican. Plus X finds a little time to cultivate his love for music. It is not gen- ments is to sit down before the instrument which he had Installed in his private apart. ment and rehearse some of his favorite pieces, generally airs from Italian operas. His love for music prompted mm to in vite the celebrated maestro, Mascagnl, to tha Vatican tha other day as soon as It became known that tho composer had ar rived in Rome. The pope received the young musician with great consideration ana personally iea him to his private apartment, wnere invited him to sit at the piano and Pr- form some arias from his new operas. Iris" and "Vestilla." the latter of which has not yet been produced In public. Plus v .., .. nnlua tnr tha abllltv of tha . i T.i.Kn.-na ' young composer oi ''"" and apologized tor- tne . miserauie tiwiru ment on which' he was compelled to nave . . ... ..... v.! - i him perform, u ,n 'aluaDie P,ano" I mnA nrni presented to Plus IX and Leo I .,.., ,v,.i- lir.tima have mvste-I XIII during their lltetime nave mysie- rlously disappeared. The piano which the i pope uses Is a small upngni. worm si mo most a couple of hundred dollars. SWISS WOULD TEACH INDUSTRY Head of University of Basel Bays of Baael Bo Mado laiay Men Can Industrious. (Copyright, 190J, by rress Publishing Co.) BASEL. Dec 13. --(New or woria blegram-Bpeclal Telegram.)-The Univer- .,,5 1 Is the most enterprising and of "I ' It. new rector - , , wmnr learned like anything else, and are of far more ImDortance to Individual students than any other brands of study. He told the senate of the university the other day that the Greeks had a proverb that, "the god. first provided for human perspiration before they provided for human success." The lasiest student, be declared, can by tills method be mad' a model of Industry, and the butterfly stu dent, who flits about from one branch of learning to another, can be made a model of method and concentration. The minority seem Inclined to try the new rector's plan and .will begin with a course of lectures on "How to Become Industrious." N LORD Denies' ROBERTS TO REMAIN Report that Ho Will Command of British Army. " Resign (Copyright, 1903. by Press Publishing Co.) LONDON. Dec. 13.-(New Tork World Ca blegramSpecial Telegram.) Lord Roberts denies the report that he Is to resign as commander-in-chief of the British army. Nevertheless, the new army reorganisation - king the nominal commander-in-chief and the duke of Connaught his chief of staff. King Edward strongly favors this change, which was proposed by the new war office commission, of which his nominee (Lord Esher), Is the principal member. Lord Roberts Is against It. He resents th P"ect ' -helved and evidently m,.;,,. , mmi th- him overboard. He complains that he la suffering at the close of his career for the Incompetence of Sir John Brodrick, the former war minister, whose mishand ling brought the present system Into ir remediable disrepute. TURNS FROM IRSFN Tfl nANPFS " ' " -...wa.v After Deepening London's Gloom Florence Farr Will Add to Gaiety. (Copyright, 1903, by Press Publishing Co.) LONDON, Dec. 13 (New Tork World Ca blegramSpecial Telegram.) Two remark able societies have been formed In Len don. One, which calls Itself "the dancers," I s Intended to "fight the high and rowerful -t-n .i-.i. n. TT. . ww.aa. -uioiiiiii,,, in. memiwra mHi oevii, solemnity.-' The members meet weekly, dressed In classic costume, and dance rollicking measures at all times, the muslo and the dance, being unearthed from the British Museum. The principal promoters of this fellowship are artlstlo people. Up to now the danoer. have provided snore fun for outsider, than for them- selves. The prttoe mover la Miss Florence . --"- ... --., nurtmw ranr- clever actreaa who formerly deep- nd London', natural gloom by playing leading part ta Ibaen playa. CAN FIND NO SOLDIERS Natives in neighborhood of Panama Border Hare Seen No Colombians. CHIEFS SAY NONE HAVE BEEN LANDED Say that If They Did Start Overlaad It Would Bo Impossible for Then to Reach Sew Republic. COLON. Dec 13.-The United Btate cruiser Atlanta, which returned he;e last night, reports that it stopped at the Pan ama boundary line, where Inquiries were made concerning' the reported landing ot Colombian troops. The Indian Interpreters aboard tho Atlanta conferred with the chiefs of the territory, who gave them positive assurance that no Colombian troops had been landed, and who said that even if they did land, it would be impos sible for them to pass through, owing to the total absence of mountain trails. The Atlanta steamed for eight miles fur ther towards the Atrato river, obtaining similar information everywhere. A report to this effect has been made to Admiral Coghlan. The converted cruiser Mayflower returned to Colon this morning. Troops Left Cartagena. Through the examination of the Ban Bias coast made by the United States cruiser At lanta and the converted cruiser Mayflower, both of which vessels have returned here. It has been clearly established that the Colombian cruisers General Pinion and Cartagena, appeared in the Gulf of Darien about thirty-six hours after they were re ported as having left Cartagena. No re liable evidence, however, could be obtained to show thai any of the troops carried by the cruisers had been landed either on the gulf coast or northwest thereof. The At lanta and the Mayflower made a thorough inspection or tne entire vicinity. It was learned that at one coast jiolnt the Carta gena embarked a small quantity of naval stores, a few bullocks, some corn and fifty pieces of sine roofing, but no. Information could be obtained as to the direction taken by the cruiser thereafter. It had been reported that Colombian troops were landed at a certain point on the Panama coast, but the Atlanta, was pres ent at this place at a time when, according to the report, the troops should have been Indifferent and event repellant. Indians Aro Not Friendly. The traditions of the Indians have been for centuries against permitting aliens to land in their territory, and these traditions they still maintain. They often declined to answer the questions of the interpreters and on several occasions their Information was found to be misleading. The information nhtinwi hr tWa Atlanta a)d tne Mayflower indicates that either .h. mimM.n h.. i.. i,. carUgena or that they have been landed at some point on the coast between Cartagena I and the Gulf of Darien and may be pro ceedlng thence toward Cauca. The Atlanta sailed again toward the Gulf of Darien this afternoon .and will continue I A careful patrol of the coast. It would be lmmMlbl. or tha tttrtar.na .nrt th. n.n. - - - eral Pinion to enter the Atrato river, be- ,. .- . - -i- ... bar. No small boats are obtainable there- about. ana no considerable number of troop. Coi& be transported up the river, The only boats to be had consist of a few canoes. The remainder of the marines on board the auxiliary cruiser Dixie will be landed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next. satisfactory arrangements having been made to obtain good water for the camp at Culebra, on the line, of the Panama rail road. Colombia Wafts for Reyes. - n . 7 ' . ""1 rerp,v'd tne following telegraphic dispatch ,on,ht well Informed Bogotan poll- The Associated Press correspondent here tloian: r) shared by the people. Is that Colombia should oppose by all means ntissibla the execution by the Republic of Panama of acts reserved, ror tne Kepunuo or Colombia and against which execution the govern ment nas protested Derore tne whole world and to the American nation. The eountrv , the government at Washington, and In awaits impatiently the result of the appeal the meantime is maintaining a firm . atti tude. Provinces Like Treaty. WASHINGTON, Deo. U-An official dis patch to M. Bunau-Varllla, minister from Panama, besides announcing the fact, ca bled by the Associated Press, that election will be held In the new republlo on January 15 for. delegates to a constitutional conven tion, says that all the new municipalities ot all the provinces have warmly ap plauded the approval by the Panama Junta of the Hay-Varllla treaty. Place for Former Rebel. CARACAS, Dec 11 According to advices Just received here the Colombian govern ment has decided to send General Rafael Urlbe-Urtbe as a special envoy to the South American republics. He la expected soon to arrive at Caracaa. BRYAN VISITS POPE PIUS Bis Son la Prlvato Andlenee. kumb, uec. is. wiiuam J. Bryan,' ac companied by his son. was received In private audience by the pope today, Mr. Hrvil u nreaanteH hv Unn.l.nnp v- nkv rtrf .mV, " l ' ".I acted a. Interpreter. His holiness anoka with great interest of the Catholics In the United States. After the audience Mr. Bryan expressed himself as highly pleased with the pope', kindly bearing. Before going to the Vatican Mr. Bryan visited several of the Interesting sights of me' Including the coliseum and the Ro- I w. .... . ,. . in the spot from which Cicero made his Invectives against Catallna. RUSSIANS TO GUARD PALACE Corean Minister Makes Arraage- aaent. for Meeting; Any Emergency. TOKIO. Dee. l The Jojl Bhlmpo's Seoul correspondent says that Corea's war min ister and M. Pavlolt, the Russian minister to Cores, have entered Into an agreement by the terms of which. In the event ot an emergency, Russian officers will be em ployed to guard the royal palace. Vleeroy Stay, la Asia. ST. PETERSBURG. Dec, 11 According I to the Vladlvoatock correspondent of tbe to tne tuwito-iuis oorresponoent or the Novoe Vremya, Admiral Alexleff, the But- staa viceroy In tbe far oast, baa postponed bis vlaU te St Peter-bura? wants glovesjpon hands Asrcd Princess of Bonaparte Line Woald Conceal Evidences of Mortality. (Copyright 190S, by Tress Publishing Co.) PARIS, Dec. 13.-tNew Tork World Ca blegramSpecial Telegram.) Princess Ma thilda Bonaparte, a niece Of Napoleon the Great, now aged and Infirm, has made a pathetic request of those who surround her. She asked that she might be given gloves to cover her hands. "Once," she said sadly, "I wore gloves because I wanted to preserve my hands. Now I would like to wear gloves to con ceal them." The beautiful hands of the princess were the admiration of the court of Emperor Napoleon III and the special pride of the emperor himself, whose penchant for his cousin was sufficiently marked to cause him intense chagrin when she married Count Anatole Demldoff, prince of Ban Donato. Mathilda was acknowledged to be, next to Empress Eugenie, the loveliest woman In that famous group of beauties about the French throne. While passionately devoted to art and letters, she attracted to her all the distinguished menYv the country. After the fall of the empire she continued to be surrounded by artists and philosophers, all her devoted friends. Bhe herself was no mean water color artist, and it is thus Luclen Douce.t painted her. While at her villa last summer the prin cess broke a leg. Bhe has never recovered from the accident, the consequences of which are the graver because she has Just reached her eighty-third birthday. Bhe in the daughter of Jerome Bonaparte, once king of Westphalia, and Queen Catherine, born princess of WUrtcmberg. CARTER SEES BRITISH HORSES American General . Inspects Mounts and Schools of Artillery and ' Cavalry. LONDON. Dec. 11-General William H. Carter of the United States army, who has been Investigating the remount system of the British army with a view to reporting to the general staff of the United States army, had a farewell Interview with H. O, Arnold-Forster, British secretary for war. yesterday. He will leave England tomor row for the Transvaal. Every facility has been afforded General Carter here and he expresses his appreciation of the friendly spirit of the War office officials and es peclally remotint bureau, which arranged for his Investigations, At Aldershot a squadron of tho cele brated Fourteenth hussars and a battery of the Horse artillery were paraded before General Carter, who highly praised these organizations and particularly the quality of their horses. The general thinks the excellence or tre British cavalry and horse artillery is due to the system of supplying remounts and to the efficiency of the corns riding masters. General Carter vial ted Wnolwirh anA Banahun,t- H doe not think that these establishments compare very favorably wltn the military academy at Weat Point, but he says the results obtained are most satisfactory, considering, the brief period ef attendance of the cairlUa.- '.Accompanied D? Major John H. -Beasonv tha United States military attache In London, and th. It - - ' headquarters staff general, General Carter I has sons tn CTantarhnrv whih i- .v.. a .n u.i-k . o' British oavalry raglnienU, and where special facilities for an Inspection will be afforded them. STEAMER IN HEAVY WEATHER Atlantlo Transport Liner Menomlnlo Compelled to Return, Damaged, to FaJmonth. LONDON, Dec. II. The Atlantic Trans port Line steamer Menomlnle, from New Tork December 1 for London, which put Into Falmouth today, reports that It en countered heavy gales, and that when (CO mt:es west of the Scllly Islands. December 7, it had a terrible ex' irience. Huge waves the vession. wave smashing tuv luuun -iir-au aiiu rendering tne snip totally unmanageable. After the storm had somewhat abated the crew endeavored to make temporary repairs, but the Menoml nle drifted at the mercy of tbe sea for several days. It being Impossible to steer tha - " Mv back within 360 miles of the Qcllly Islands. Temporary repairs were eventually effected, and Cap tain Lucas decided to return to the nearest port. Tugs were sent from The Lizard to assist the Menomlnle, but It steamed to Falmouth unaaslsted. It Is reported that tbe passengers are all well, FEAR STANDARD OIL COMPANY Government of Reamaata Objects to Letting: American Corporation Enter tho Conntry, VIENNA, Deo. 13. Reports from Bucha rem indicate dial tne ntandard Oil . com pany Is meeting with much opposition In its efforts to obtain a footing in Rou mania. At a private meeting of the supporters of the government Mr. Btourdza, president of the council of ministers, declared that the Americana had come to Roumanla for the purpose of monopolizing the national petro- the country from submitting to such an economy yoke. It Is stated that the Standard Oil com pany has now abandoned Its Intention of combining any of the existing oil concerns of Roumanla, but that, believing the coun try has large and valuable oil fields at Prent undiscovered, the company will en I v " European trade. JAPAN TOO POOR FOR WAR Rnaelaa Paper Thinks Peace Certain with America Hot Aiding? Aslatlo Nation. 6T. PETERSBURG, Dec. 13. The Novoe Vremya. In an article In the Japanese bud get, gay. that the ridiculously .mail sur plus, taken in connection with the prae tical Impossibility of floating another loan abroad, make. It certain that war would be ruinous to Japan now that the United Btate. has declined to support that coun. try, and expresses the hope that tha bet ter sense of the Japanese will rescue the empire from the Jingoes. Barns American Exports. METZ. Alsace-Lorraine, Dee. 18. Fire to day destroyed a customs warehouse here which contained, among other things. quantity of American bacon and oil. The loss la estimated at SSOO.OOS. Want Reciprocal Copyright Law, CHRI8TIAN1A, Norway. Dec. 18 The Norwegian Authors' association ba. passed a resolution In favor of concluding a copy right agreecnoct with tbe United 8u.Ua, OLD WAVE BRINGS DEATI1 Switobuan of Chicago Ac Northwertern Found Frosen at Chicago. FIRE FIGHTERS ARE AT DISADVANTAGE Department Store Deatroyed by Reason of Inability of Engines to Reach Flro Through Snow Drifts. CHICAGO. Dec. 13. This was the coldest day in Chicago for this season of the year since 1878. Early this morning the temperature began to go down, until at 8 a. m. it had reached 13 below. The only time that this mark aa boon passed in the history of the weather bureau wag December 9, 1876, when 14 below was registered. During the day it began to moderate and tonight the mercury hovering around the aero mark and the indications for tomorrow are for warmer weather, with snowstorms. On account of the cold and tha heavy condition of the streets, owing to the heavy fall of snow yesterday, the three-story de partment store of Bodzlnskl & Co., In West Twenty-second street, was destroyed. A special call for engine, was sent In, but before they could reich the scene of the fire through the drifts of snow, the building had been completely destroyed, causing a loss of 85,000. So far but one death, that of William Duffy, a switchman, who was found frozen to death In the Chicago & Northwestern yards, ha. been reported. Bad Storm la Michigan. HOUGHTON, Mich., Dec. 11 A terrific snowstorm, with temperatures below ero, has prevailed here since yesterday. Both steam and electrlo railroads have been un able to maintain schedules. Trains were moved with difficulty yesterday and It Is feared that all stamp mills cannot secure a full supply of rock tomorrow. DETROIT. Dec. 18. Detroit la tonight having Its first aero weather of the winter. At 8:30 o'clock the thermometer In the United States weather bureau registered 13 degrees above zero. The thermometer has hovered between 10 and 13 degree, above aero all day. SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., Dec. 11- . terrific wind and snowstorm has been sweeping over the upper peninsula today and all trains are delayed. Borne have managed to pull through, but others are completely stalled. The car ferry at Mackinaw Is held up on account of the storm and roads through the country are impassable. It Is one of the worst storms in years. Low Temperature la Wisconsin. MILWAUKEE. Dec. 11 The minimum temperature reported in Wisconsin today w&a 28 degree, below zero, at Unity, In the northern portion. The cold wave Is gen eral throughout the state. Street ther mometers in Milwaukee registered 16 below, Eighteen families applied to tha associated charities today for assistance but no fatal ltlea are reported. BURLINGTON, la.. Deo. 13. There has been a fall of 40 degress in temperature here within eighteen hours. Tonight the mercury stood mt 10 below ero,- " KANSAS CITT, Deo. 18. Tho tempera ture at 11 o'clock tonight was 17 degrees above -aero and rising. The lowest tempera ture reached during the present cold spell was 1 above aero, at 7 o'clock this morning. There is no snow on the ground. Storm in Minnesota. ST. PAUL, Dec. 13. The northwest today experienced the coldest weather of the sea son, the thermometer ranging from 4 to. 20 degrees below aero at the various stations of the weather bureau. There Is apparently no prospect for Immediate relief. Train, on all railroad, are delayed because of tbe in. tense cold. In this city the minimum was 23 below, reached early in the morning. The maximum for the day was mlnu. 8 degrees, Toward night the mercury again began to settle In the tube and at 8 o'clock stood at 12 below zero. PASTOR ASKS ALL TO BE COOL Many Friends of Murdered Woman at Funeral, but Relatives Aro Absent. RISING BUN, Ind., Dec. 11 "Let us In this hour extend our sympathy to the ones who committed the deed," said ReV. John Henry this afternoon in concluding the funeral service, over the body ot Miss Elizabeth Gillespie. Friends of "he dead woman crowded the Presbyterian Xurch this afternoon to pay the last tribute. Long before the hour set for the funeral the church was filled. The casket waa hidden beneath many beautiful floral emblems. The remarks of the pastor. Rev. Mr. Henry,! were brief. The most sensational part of the sermon was the pastor's ad monition to the publlo to do nothing rash. 'Let us withhold our Judgment," he.sald, alluding to the commission of the crime. Speaking of the guilty Rev. Henry said their troubles have only begun. The fact that Rev. Henry spoke In the plural when making reference to the crime caused much comment. There wa. a general lifting of eyes when the pastor asked for prayers "for him who so far forgot himself for a moment. This was one of the few In stances when the minister alluded to the murderer in the singular. The pastor said he hoped no sensational report would cause the people to do anything of a rash charac ter, that human life waa sacred. "I trust," said he, "that the' Investigation wilt be con ducted In a spirit of pity and not of re venge by the authorities." A portion of the relatives of Elisabeth Gillespie were not present at the funeral. Noticeably among these were James Gilles pie and Mrs. Belle Seward, brother and sister, and Mr. and Mrs. Myron Barbour, related by marriage. These four persons lived directly across the street from the house In which Mis. Gillespie met her death. The grand jury may not complete its work for several days. That one or more Indictments may be returned Is generally accepted. There will be no violence done. Myron Barbour.' assistant cashier of the National bank, will voluntarily appear to morrow before the grand Jury with one of the shells he bought a few days before the tragedy. Part of these shells were given to James Gillespie. The gunwadding taken from Mlsa Gillespie's head will be ex amined by the grand jury tomorrow. Mrs. Myron Barbour will be called before the Jury tomorrow afternoon, or Tuesday. The theory that a left-handed man fired the fatal shot has gained ground by the location of the bole In the window. The authorities are being shadowed. When an officer Is seen talking with a newspaper man a third person soon appear, on the scene. Gold Found In Congo. BRUSSELS. Pee. 11 The announcement la made hero that rich gold field, have been diaoovered In tho Congo .tat. NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST Fair In Fast, Snow la West Portion Monday Tuesday Fair, Except Snow In East Portion. Tern perature at Omaha Yesterday! Hour, urpr, iinnr. " p. 5 n, n. T n. n. O n. II l . m A p. m IS 4 p p. m ..... . 14 a 4 p. n 14 a S p, m...... 10 a. 11 a. la m O 4 a B p. m T p. m H p. tn ..... . p. m Below zero. FUNERAL OF MERWIN MAYNARD Laid to Rest at Forest Lawn After Masonic Services Sunday Afternoon, The funeral of the late Merwln Maynard took place Sunday afternoon at Freemason hall. Sixteenth street and Capitol avenue, undor the auspices of St. John's Lodge. A large number of the friends of the deceased from Omaha and Council Bluffs were present, Including many members of the Order of the Eastern Btar of which tho deceased had been for Ihree times patron and the Council of the Royal Ar canum of which he had recently been elected consul. Addresses dealing with the life and work of the deceased were made by C. G. Pearse on behalf of Bellevue Chap. ter. Royal Arch Masons, Mr. Jackson on behalf of the lodgo of Eastern Btar and an officer ot the Royal Arcanum on behalf of that organization. The remarks rlrwd with a brief panegyric by Carl E. Herr ing, who spoke on behalf ot Bt. John's lodge. Muslo wna furnished by Jo Barton' mixed quartette, the song, being "Lead Kindly Light." "Nearer My God to Thee," and "Jesus, Lover of My Boul." The religious phase of the services were conducted by Rev. E. Combie Bmith of the First Methodist church. Interment was at Forest Lawn cemetery. PREPARING FOR CENTENNIAL Nebraska Society Sons of American Revolution Will Banquet Sat urday Evening;. The Nebraska Society, Son. of the Amer ican Revolution, Is making great prepara tions for it. banquet to mark the centen nial of the Louisiana Purchase, which will be held Saturday night. The guests of honor will be the members of the Nebraska Society, Daughter, of the American Revo lution, and the banquet will be tho most pretentious affair conducted by the state society for several years. Among the out-of-town speakers will be A. Watklns and Roscoe Pound of Lincoln, the former speaking of "Jefferson as an Expansionist" and the latter of "Anti-Expansionist, of 1803." IRON .COMPANY IN TROUBLE ' i Receivers Appointed for Pennsyl vania Concern Embarrassed fcy Condition of Market, BEDFORD, Pa., Dec. 13. On application of A. A. Steven for sundry creditor, and J. M. Reynolds for the Saxton Furnace com pany, in a bill and answer In equity, filed before Judge Wood at Lewlstonn last night, William Lauder and Charles H. Bcott were appointed receiver of the Sax ton Furnace company at Baxton, Pa. The property consists of ten large bJnst furnaces, with a capacity of 200 tons of pig Iron dally at Saxton, ore and coal tr.lnes in Bedford and Huntington counties, and the Valley Iron mills at Coateaville, compris ing 600 acres, at an original cost of 81.000, 000. The receivers take charge at once and will operate the plant for a time at least. The depression in the Iron narket, the hli cost of materials and some unprofit able Investment, caused ' the embarrass ment, but it 1. expected that all creditor, will be paid in cash, TRY SENATOR FARRIS AGAIN Accused Missouri Learislater Makes Application for Special Jury to Hear Facts. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.. Dec. 11-The case of Senator Frank Farris, on the charge of accepting a bribe of $1,000 from D. J. Kelly for his vote to defeat the passage of the alum baiting powder bill in the legisla ture of 1901, Is to come up In the circuit court tomorrow for, retrial. The former trial, two months ago, resulted In a hung Jury. Judge Graves ot Butler, who will preside at the trial, arrived tonight The defendant ha asked for a special Jury, and this is a matter that will be considered at the opening of court tomorrow. Should Judge Graves grant the request for a spe cial Jury It will take the sheriff until Tues day to summon It. Attorney General Crew, who has been 111 In St. Louis, will be here Tuesday morning to take charge of the prosecution. Assist ant Attorney General Jeffries will appear for him tomorrow. KANSAS SHERIFF IS ROBBED Arrest. Missouri Men Who, In Turn, Take Valuables and Make Their Escape. GALENA, Kan., Deo. 11 Charles Rain, sheriff of Cherokee county, was held up and robbed today In the depot at Baxter Springs, Kan., by Clarence Cunningham, an escaped prisoner from the Columbia, Mo., Jail, after he bad placed Cunningham under arrest. Having recognized Cunningham, the sheriff followed him Into the depot and ordered him to surrender. Cunningham did not move, but a pal at his side im mediately pointed his revolver at the sheriff, who threw up his hands. Rain was relieved of his watch, revolver and money. Cunningham and his companion then robbed the station agent, took a team of horses and a buggy from a livery stable aad escaped. FUEL AND IRON COMPANY SELLS Colorado Coaeern Transfers Thirty. Five Coal Mlaes to Subsidiary Corporation at Denver. DENVER, Dec. ll-President T. J. Hearne of the Colorado Fuel and Iron com pany ha. stated In an interview that the recent transfer of all the fuel properties of that company to the Rocky Mountain Coal and Iron company wa. made merely as a convenience from a business point of view. The Rocky Mountsln Is one of the subsid iary companies organized to assist In car rying on the work of the parent organisa tion, the Colorado Fuel and Iron company. The trenvfer of holdings Included tblrty five coal mines. PAIR OF BAD WRECKS Passenger Train on the Burlington Jump Track on a Bridge Hear Albia, Iowa. FOUR PEOPLE KILLED AND TEN INJURED Wreokago Takes Fire and Fire Oart An Entirely Ceniuroed, ONE OF WRECK VICTIMS INCINERATED Two Freight Trains on Milwanke Collide Head on Sear Ariel THREE OF TRAIN C3EWS ARE KILLED Five Others Injured and Three) Ka glaes and Several Cars Ara Re dueed to a Pile of Scrap nd Klndllagr. OTTUMWA, la., Dec H (Special Tele gram.) In a wreck on the Burlington three miles west of Albla about 8:18 tht. morn ing three were killed, ten injured and five coaches of passenger train No. 8 demol ished. The wreckage took fire Immedi ately, some victims being badly burned before they could be rescued. The dead: MRS. W. E. MITCHEN and DAUGHTER MILDRED. Albla. THOMAS BEATT, laborer, extra gang, Burlington. The Injured: W. P. Martin. Chicago. C. E. Blair. Lamonl. Robert Ferguson, Mitchell, Neb. Caleb Allen. Will Branch, R. Price. S. T. Williams, all of Chicago. E. T. Scott, Osceola, Ia. E. T. Browning, Yates Center, Kan., emi grant agent Missouri Pacific railroad. Mrs. J. Robinson. Cttumwa, la., back sprained. The train left Albla twenty-five minute, late but wa. running at slow .peed when the accident occurred. Just before reach ing the bridge over Cedar creek It Is sup posed the tender wa. derailed. Though the engineer applied the air Immediately, five coaches left the rail, and run onto the bridge. The side of the smoking and chair cars caught the girder and the bridge was completely torn out. The train was In charge of Conductor R. W. Robinson and Engineer William Wallace. The wrecking train and physi cians from Ottumwa were hurried to the scene of tho accident. The injured were taken care of, some being brought to thl. city and Albla. ' Passengers la a Panlo. There, was the utmost confusion among the passengers on the wrecked train, and the frantic effort, of all to get out of the cars at the same time only hindered ac complishing the results'. The member, of the train crew and some of the cooler headed of the passenger, soon succeeded In bringing system to tha work, and In a few mlntltea all Wfin wara nt.fr l-ln.-4 . ufe, and the efforts to tret oat the Injured and the bodies of the dead were redoubled aa the flame, gained headway in the wreck age. The railroad men and the passengers worked heroically, and finally succeeded la removing all from the burning oar. except the body of little Mildred Mltohen, which could not be extricated before the flames drove the rescuer, back. Fortunately .he was killed Instantly, and suffered none of. the torture, of . seeing the flame, creep gradually upon her. Some of the Injured were .lightly burned. All are expected to recover, however. The rescue efforts, under the direction of the trainmen, were prosecuted systemat ically, and It waa due to thi. that no more bodies were consumed In the burning wreckage. Occurring as it did. only a short distance from Albla,' it waa only a short time before surgical aid waa at hand for the Injured. The railroad qpmpany la hav ing everything possible done tor their comfort. The scene, around the wreck were most pathetic. It wa. some time. In the confu sion, before those Who were safe could de termine whether or not friends and rela tives had been able to escape, and the ap peals of such and their constant running to and fro hampered somewhat the cooler ones, who were bending every effort to get out those who were known to be In the wreckage before the flames should reach them and complete the work of death. As the maimed bodies of the dead and Injured were taken out by tender hand, there were some heartrending scenes. Relative, were demonstrative In their grief, while the other passenger, were scarcely lea. af fected. The Intense cold added to the discomfort of both the injured and the uninjured. The women were provided for In the car. which were saved from the wreck, and the men stood around and warmed themselves as best they could by ths burning wreckage until a relief train arrived from Albla, and all were taken to that place and provided for until the track could be cleared and train, proceed. The wrecking c;ew wa. promptly on hand, but occurring, as It did, on a trtgti bridge, it 1. necessary not only to clear away the wreckage and rebuild th. track, but also to construct a temporary bridge before traffic can be resumed Trains tn the meantime are being sent around on other tracks. CdT.'tde on a Curve. ADEL. U, 18. -(Special Telegram.) A bad wr occurred on the Chicago, Milwaukee A Bt. Paul two miles esst of this place, in which three men were killed and five seriously Injured. A double besder westbound and an extra freight eastboQnd collided while rounding a curve In a deep cut at a point known as Graham's crossing. The wreck of the three engines Is convplato in every respect, not making good swap Iron. Fourteen cars also were demolished. Ihe two cars next to the engine ware loaded with hogs. A great many wre killed outright and the balance .. mt.C or less Injured. The kir5l V FRANK FINNICUM, engineer westbound double headar, engine No. 48; leave, wife and ono child; residence. Dee Moines. WARNER WARD, engineer on eastbound train, engine No. 157; leaves wife; res Id mice, Des Moines. OSCAR DYRE, fireman engine No. 187, eastbound; single. v Ward and Dyer are e la the wreck. The Injured: Conductor Flynn on double header, west bound; bruised about head and back. H Bellman, brakeman on . westbound; was on engine 167 and escape miraculous. William Fields, brakeman on eastbound train; bruised and cut about head. Engineer Chambers, on extra westbound, engine 70, went down with the wreck. He cannot explain bow he escaped. He forced himself from the wreck by main force, Ha was badly bruised. Conductor Kittle, oa the, aaglbeUud, trait"