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United Etatei Vai'i'i Are Landed at Colon
and Will Be 8ent West.
II AY MEET THE SOLDIERS OF COl ''CT ,u ,11tory'
'j. vbe college commencement was held to-
Latter Are Reported to Be on Way to the
Hew fiepnblio. t
SIGNIFICANT SHRUG OF GENERAL REYES
Colombian Kinister Bayi He War Till Ee
WILL NOT TALK OF LATER PROBABILITY
Admiral Coghlan Sends Two Mmui
Iron Coloa Stating That Colons
fclnn Ships Hara Take a
Troops to Coast.
COLON, Dec. 14. A company of marines
from the I'nltcd States cruiser Fraliie wai
landed here thla morning, under the com
mand of Captain Smedley D. Butler, and
immediately started by train for Panama.
The destination ot the marines Is said to be
Yaviza, up the Ban Miguel gulf and Tulra
rlvor. It Is believed that the decision of
the naval authorities Is to station marines
at Yavlaa may possibly be owing to the re
ports that Colombian troops have been sent
in that direction, but up to the present time
there is no reason to believe I hat any large
force is under eiders to march on Panama
from Cauca. ' The opinion seems to prevail
that the few Colombian soldiers seen were
probably scouts who were endesvorlng to
learn what preventive and protective meas
ures were being taken by the Republic of
ranama, and that It was their presence
which gave rise te ths exaggerated rumors
speedy attack by Colombia on the
It is more likely that the movement of
marines to Tavlxa Is In conformity with
the policy of the naval authorities to con
centrate forces at points which offer the
best facilities for getting Immediate Infor
mation of any movement by Colombian
troops toward Panama and at the same
time of affording the marines some relief
from their confinement to the ships. The
marines carried with them all requisites for
camp life, and also a number of machine
No War at Present.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14,-If elected to the
presidency of Colombia by the overwhelm
ing majority which Bogota dispatches in
dicate, General Rafael Reyes, Colombian
minister to ths United States, would regard
the call of his country as a command
which It would be difficult for him to refuse
. It la learned that General Reyes is still
undecided as to the nature of his note to
the Slate department formally setting
forth Colombia's views on the Panama
situation, ; It can be stated, however, that
Colombia will first express Its protest
against the events of the isthmus, but fur
ther Jhan .thlH "Qcnerar Reyes has not de
cided what form his statement shall take.
General Reyes called at the State depart
ment today and was closeted with Assistant
Secretary Lnoml for nearly an hour. - In
reply to a question the general said he had
given assurances to this government that,
pending his diplomatic mission to Wash
ington, there would be no hostilities upon
ths part cf the Colombian troops. As to
what would be done after that the general
would make no statement, but significantly
shrugged his shoulders. He would not dis
close ths nature of the paper which he is
preparing for presentation to the Btate de
partment, but wanted it said that Colombia
In that statement did not make and demand
for a part of the tl0.0d0.000 to be paid to
Panama In consideration of the .canal
treaty. General Reyes expressed the hope
that thre would be no war between the
United States and Colombia.
Message frosa Coghlan,
Two cablegrams were received today from
Admiral Coghlan, both dated Colon, the
13th, as follows: '
Mayflower todav reports Cartagena and
Plnson were at Turbo with 4U0 to MO men.
Took in some supplies. Balled tth, and bud
noaad to have landed the trooos at Ganill.
Atlanta, however, was at Ganril tth and got
opposite Information, and t'nlted States
consul Oartawrna reports Cartagena re
turned there th. No doubt trie vessels ana
troops were at Turbo the 8th; that Infor
mation reliable. Atlanta returns today to
gulf for further search.
The second dispatch reads:
Atlanta arrived yesterday. Started Ban
Bias Point to Port Gandl. not having seen
or heard anything of troops or vessels,
Communication with shore at the point
suspended. Indians suspicious of strangers.
Found trails Bun Bias Point to Porto Bi llo
TxiaaMri for small parties, but none lead
Ing Inland. Atlanta loaves today to cruise
to Cape Tlburon and Uulf of Darlen.
Waats rastma to Assasao Debt.
LONDON, Dec. U. The correspondent of
the Morning Leader at The Hague says It
Is reported there that both Holland and
Great Britain Insist that the Republic of
Panama shall assume liability for luVOOO.OOO
of the Colombian debt.
FOR A SPENCER LECTURESHIP
Admirer of the Philosopher Osiers
' Sasa to Maintain Oao at
LONDON. Dee. K-Tae body of Herbert
Spencer was ore ma ted at Hampstead to
day, Leonard Courtney, M. P., made a
brief address on the Ufe and work of the
dead philosopher. A gentleman who was
present offered to donate 16,000 for a Spen
cer lectureship at Oxford university.
Recording. Telephoao Talk.
LONDON. Deo. M.-The Dally Mall an
nounces that successful experiments have
been made with the system uf recording
conversation over the telephone by com
blnaUon of the telephone and phonograph.
The system Is the Invention of K. G. Cra
ven, an English electrician, who was for
merly one of Thomas A. Edison's assist
BROKERS CANNOT GET CASH
Jadge Holds that Moaoy Paid as la.
teraal Revenue Caaaot
KANSAS CITY. Dec. H.-Judge Phillips
In the United States district court today
held that the Christie Street Commission
company could not recover tsxes amount
ing to close to 16,000. collected by the In
ternal revenue collector at Kansas City
In use under the war revenue act The
eoniiany filed application with the In
I sternal revenue department at Washington
r asking for a refund of the amount, which
1 It asserted Was Illegally levied. The at-
1 torneys for the government demurred and
m fletwioa rwuy equina tha duaurror.
CATHOLIC STUDENTS' PRIZES
Are Awarded at the American College
la RMf, with Grades
Well I p.
ROME, Dee. 14. The students of the
American college thla year ranked the high-
was the case with the students of
."ther foreign colleges. In scripture
V urice of Philadelphia was the
pit 4, y an ln dogmatic theology J.
Suppli V 'on. E. Fitxmaurlce and J.
Wolfe oi t o,ue were medalists. The sac
raments pti. was drawn for by E. Flts-
maurlce. D. Tulley of Springfield. P. Turner
of Mobile, J. Burtley of Providence and J.
Turner of New York. It was awarded to
Tulley. In the lotus theology E. Ryan of
Boston drew for the first medal and P.
Schaeffet of Milwaukee drew for the second
In moral theology P. Turner of Mobile got
the first medal and the second was awarded
to M. O'Gara of New York. In the history
prizes P. Doyle of Springfield drew for the
second medal. In the canon law prises P.
Bchaeffel, J. Boylan of Philadelphia, A. E.
Ryan of Boston and M. Ryan of Wilming
ton drew for the first medal, which Bchaef
fel received. For the same subject J. Kel
Hher of Richmond, P. Doyle of Springfield,
A. Asfalg of New York and J. Shade of
Philadelphia drew for the second medal.
In sacred archaeology P. Doyle received the
first medal and M. Ryan received the sec
ond medal. In logic 8. Cullen of Cleveland
drew for the second medal. In higher
mathematics Everett of Hartford drew for
the medal. The rectors of all the colleges
were present Cardinal Oottl, prefect of
the propaganda presented the prises and
POPE HEARS OF CELEBRATION
Given Details of Proposed Festivities
Marking; Seml-Ceateaalol of Im
mncnlnte Conception Doctrlac.
ROME, Dec. 14. The pope received in
private audience today the committee hav
ing In charge the festivities for the fiftieth
anniversary of the proclamation of the doc
trine of the Immaculate conception. The
committee was headed by Cardinal Zarflno
Vannutelli, who gave his holiness the de
tails of the program to be followed.
The pope expressed himself as greatly
pleased with the Information that Catholics
of the entire world would Join In celebrat
ing the jubilee, and he said he trusted that
as a result of thla manifestation God would,
through the Intercession of the Virgin
Mary, shower more copious benedictions on
Christendom. He promised personally to
participate in the most Important functions
of the celebration, especially that on De
cember a, 1904, when there will be placed on
the head of the Virgin In the picture of the
Immaculate conception, bow In the choir
tf the chapel of the . Vatican, a crown of
twelve large diamond stars, presented by
the faithful throughout the world.
RUSSIA MAY SEND WAR SHIP
Japanese Marines Landing; in Corea
, to ttnell Rioting? May Start
. . : Fresh Quarrel, .
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SEOUL, Cores, Dec. 14. The' Japanese
landed marines at Mokphe yesterday to
suppress rioting during a strike among la
borers. It Is reported that they fired upon
the mob, killing several people.
The strike was among Corean coolies em
ployed In the foreign concession, which
precipitated clashes among the Coreans
The affair, It Is thought, may cause local
complications, and it is possible Russia
may send a warship should the Corean gov
ernment resent the landing of marines by
LONDON, Dec. It The terms of the
Russian reply to Japan have been
communicated to the Japanese minister
here. The minister said the negotiations
were still Incomplete, but he significantly
said he saw no reason to change his pre
viously expressed .opinion that a peaceful
settlement would result therefrom.
LOOKING TO POSSIBILITIES
Comnannder-ln-Chlef of Canadian
Forces Bees Whero Canada
Is . Strong.
VICTORIA, B. C. Dec. 11 Lord Dundon
ald, commander-in-chief of the Canadian
forces, today returned from Port Simpson
and vicinity, where he went to look over
the situation with respect to the report that
the United States intended to fortify Bltka
and Kannaganhut Islands. He visited both
Islands and also Pearse and Wales Islands,
which were both awarded to Canada: Klta-
maat and Work canal, In which places the
terminus of the Transcanadlan railroad has
been suggested. Lord Dundonald declined
to talk of his visit, but from others In the
party It Is learned he regards Sitka and
Kannaganhut Islands as unable to dominate
Port Simpson If fortified.
Vessels pass dose to these Islands when
entering Port Simpson, but Wales island is
so much hlghur that a fort there would
make any fortifications on the United States
SOCIALISTS CARRY FOINT
After Straggle and Change la Minis
' try tho Italian Navy Will
ROME. Dec. 14. After a long struggle for
a naval parliamentary Inquiry the social
lata at last have gained a victory. Thla was
opposed by former premier Zanardelli and
his cabinet and rejected by the chamber of
It has now been decided by the committee
on the navy of the chamber of deputies
that this Inquiry shall be nek with the
sanction of the cabinet snd a bill authoiix
Ing it soon will be presented In Parlia
KAISER INTERESTED IN COTTON
Allades to Its Importance While El.
tertalalag Officiate of tho
BERLIN, Dec. 14. Emperor William at
the castle today received In audience the
president and vice presidents of the Reich'
stag. In the course of conversation the env
peror emphasised the necessity for Ger
many concerning Itself with over-sea poll-
tics. He alluded to the Importance of the
cultivation of cotton In the Oennan colonies
and the completion of the railroads In the
Finnish Schools to Bo Disciplined,
ST. PETERSBURG. Iec. It Oovern or
General Bobrlkoff has ordered the with
drawal of state aid from schools In Flu
Und, where the decree requiring the teach
ing, ot lUa JRmtaUa la&cuag la &ui obeeivtjd.
LET BIG POWER CONTRACT
John F. Kelly Engineering- Company tl
Gonitruct Fremont Canal
NVOLYES EXPENDITURE OF MILLIONS
Statement Is Made That Work Will
Bo Commenced In Spring; and Bo
la Operation Within
Two Years. .
NEW YORK, Dec. 14. (Special Tele
gram.) The board of arbitration consist
ing of T. W. Klowman of the John F.
Kelly Engineering company. New York,
and George II. Kimball, the well known
western engineering expert, met here today
and decided to make an award In favor of
the Fremont 'Canal and Power ' company,
which concern will build a large hydraullo
plant for the purpose of generating electric
energy for light, traction and general
power purposes in and around Omaha,
Lincoln, Council Bluffs, Columbus, Fre
mont and several other cities in Nebraska.
The Fremont proposition was considered
more feasible than the one submitted by
the Nebraska Central Irrigation company,
which concern proposed to build a big plant
The Fremont Canal and Poorer company
was recently Incorporated under the laws
of the state of Nebraska with a capital
of $4,000,000. The president of the company
is W. J. C. Ken yon, general manager of
the Union Stock Yards, South Omaha.
The company has awarded the contract
for the construction and equipment Of its
plant to the John F. Kelly Engineering
company. The Initial capacity of the
plant will be 16,000 horse power every
twenty-four hours. The site selected Is
on the plateau some hundred feet east of
Elm creek on the south bank of the couth
branch of the Platte river. A canal will
be built from the head gate located at
the confluence of the Platte and Loup
rivers about thirteen miles east of Colum
bus, to a huge reservoir at Elm bank,
about twenty-five miles away. Construc
tion work will begin early next spring.
The entire system, which will cost some
13.500,000. Is expected to be in active opera
tion within two years.
PREDICTS WAGE REDUCTION
Said that ISO, (XX) Employes of Steal
Company Are to ' Have
NEW YORK, Dec. 14. The statement was
made today by a leading official of the
United States Steel corporation that be
ginning January, 1901, about 90 per cent
of the employes of the corporation will
suffer wage reductions, ranging from S to
20 per cent
This reduction will affect about 150,000
workmen In the various grades of the sub
sidiary companies. The remaining 10 per
cent of employee are members of the Amal
gamated association of Iron, Steel and Tin
Workers, whose wage schedule runs to
July 1, 1904.
' The finance committee of the steel cor
poration has. It 4s understood, la consid
eration the dismissal of many high salaried
employe. In addition to tnose also dis
charged, but no statement On this polht
was forthcoming today.
It was asserted that, barring some unfor
seen technicalities employes of the corpora
tion which participated In tho profit shar
ing plan, will In the coming month, re
ceive a IS dividend on the preferred stock
to which they subscribed at 182.50.
JOLIET. 111., Dec. 14. All three rod mills
at the Jollet plant of the Illinois Steel
company closed today for an Indefinite per
iod, throwing 600 men out of employment.
The converter and billet mill will close
next Saturday for repairs. Employes ex
pect a general wage reduction averaging
10 per cent on January 1.
GIVES UP NEW JERUSALEM
Toler Bows to Mrs. Eddy's Wishes In
Fa mo as Salt for Harlem
NEW YORK, Deo. 14. Henry Pennington
Toler, leader in a movement to sue for the
recovery of Harlem property, claimed by
descendants of early settlers, has given up
his efforts In that direction, so far aa the
founding of a New Jerusalem there Is con.
cerned, because it Is assured of the opposi
tion of Mrs. Mary Baker Q. Eddy, who. It
Is ssld, did not want Christian Science
-affaire mixed In the contest of the party.
Direction of the litigation has been turned
over by Toler to a law firm, which he has
supplied with funds to prosecute the cases.
Toler recently sold his seat ori the stock
exchange In order to devote all his time to
the restoration of Harlem real estate to Its
alleged rightful heirs.
CONTINUES THE FARRIS CASE
Mlssoarl Senator Charged with Tak
ing; Brihe Goes Over Until
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Dee. 14. Judge
Graves today continued the cases of Sena
tors Frank II. Farrls and Charles A.
Bmlth, who were to be tried this week on
charges of bribery on application of the
The continuance was asked on account
of the Illness of Senator Smith, who la
a witness In the Farrls case. It is ststed
that Judge Graves will tomorrow set they
Farrls case for March 21 and the Smith
case for March 23.
KANSAS WHISKY IS RIOTOUS
After Drinking-,, a Bow Is Started, In
Which Mnn Is Fatally
CHANUTE. Kan.. Dec U-Durlng a
drunken riot on the streets here a police
man shot Ed McLaln through the chest
McLaln and El Is ha Wells then made a
stand and fired Into a crowd of 200 per
sons who pursued them. A policeman re
turned the shots, but none were hurt
McLaln will probably die.
CHILDREN CAUSE BAD WRECK
Three Trainmen Injnred as Besnlt of
Placing; Bolt an Rock
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., De. 14.-
School children placed a bolt on the track
before the Incoming Rock Island passenger
train from the east at a point ten miles
esst of here today, and the locomotive,
baggage car and drat coach were derailed.
Three JxaUuuea were badljs hurt,
SUPPOSED TO TALK PENSIONS
Iloase In Committee of the Whole
Hears Members' Opinions aa
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14. The house upon
convening today adopted a concerted reso
lution providing for a recess adjournment
from December IS to January 4. The
speaker by unanimous consent appointed
Delegate Kalaulano of Hawaii as a member
of the committee on territories.
Mr. Llnd, dent. (Minn.), speaking on the
tariff, said that two of the greatest manu
facturing nations of the earth had reached
the highest points In their greatness, one
under a protective policy, the other under
free trade, therefore the right could not
be claimed for protection nor wrong for
free trade. In his opinion there would be
no free trade In this country. Mr. Llnd
argued 'for freer trade relations, saying
that we received raw material from them
and sell them Industrial products. ,
Mr. Beall, dem. (Tex.), said that while the
democrats wsnt a canal they want it In an
honorable way. He asserted that It was
known to the representatives of the United
States on the Isthmus that the revolt waa
to occur, and it also was known In Wash
Mr. Adams, explaining the dispatch to
Consul Ehrman sent by Secretary Hay and
quoted by Mr. Beall, In which Information
was asked concerning a "reported upris
ing," said the secretary had sent the mes
sage In view of the Information contained
In- an Associated Press dispatch..
A joint resolution adopted providing that
the last naval appropriation M". shall not
be so constructed as to deprive midship
men at sea of commutation of rations.
Mr. Adams, rep. (Pa.), spoke on the Pan
ama situation. He defended the course
pursued by this government In connection
with the canal question and the policy of
the administration in dealing with the Cen
tral American situation.
Mr. Gaines, dem. (Tenn., spoke on the
bacco interests, asserting the need of leg
islation In favor of the grower.
Mr. Baker, dem. (N. Y.), speaking on the
subject of labor, contended that compensa
ting wages are not paid. He cited the
teatlmony as to wages taken before the an
thracite coal commission and said it showed
"conditions ot slavery." He said the
United States Steel company sold stock to
Its employes at a figure thirty points higher
than present quotations. In New York, he
said, the trusts squeesed the laboring man
until he was willing to work at low wages.
He referred to the Shipbuilding trust, con
necting It with the Steel trust and de
clared that the stock of both concerns was
watered. Without reaching a conclusion ot
the pension appropriation bill the house at
4:15 adjourned until tomorrow. . '
NEW PRESIDENTIAL OFFICES
Postofllce Department Will Raise
Eight In Nebraska, aad Sin
WASHINGTON." Dee. 14. The PostofBce
department announced today that among
others the following named fourth class
postofflces will bo advanced to the presi
dential trade January J next:
Nebraska Arlington. BUwr Springs. Pur
wn rnllnwav. t:iu.rka- Colleae View. Mil-
jowa Hiiynton.- central uny, cmuwr
land. Ollmore City. Dussel, Wyoming.
r'nior.rto- xnmimi. La Fayette. New
Windsor, Wray. ' .
Indian Territory Fort Gibson, Mounds.
Kansas Burr Oak, Leroy, Mollne, To
wi mm... nivfilM. Hiinittnn
Cabool, Hale. Hlgbee, Jasper. MontroSjj,
riramoni, oneiuy vine, dkiuihuic,
North Dakota Anamoose, Bowden, Es
mond, New Salem.
Oklahoma Foss, Leger, Pawhuska, Wells
Oregon Coqullle Jacksonville, Junction
Bouth Dakota Hlghmore.
Utah American Fork. Spanish Ford.
Washington Kelso. Linda, Bunnyslde.
CONFIRMS' WESTERN OFFICERS
Five lows Postmasters laclnded la
Names Passed Upon by
WASHINGTON, Dec 14. The senate to
day in, executive session, confirmed the
t. . . . Taws BlmAii T"k TlrAlinlntf-
Ackley; Benjamin C. Wise. Cascade; Ed
ward A. Bnyaer, v;eaur r a.n, r.uwmu m-u-igan,
ClaiVsvil.e; Charles F. Lecompte,
Cm7bsouVi William U. Oodt. New Haven;
Charles Casper, Belton.
Kansas Jacob A. Boyer, Baxter Springs;
Robert V'. Kelllnon, Belleville: A. L. Utter
back, Caney; Harry C. Achenbach, Clay
Center; Henry W. Conrad, Independence.
Indian Territory Frederick Galer, Ne
wata. WOULD AMEND THE LAND LAWS
Senator Warren Desires to Give
States More Time to Select
WASHINGTON, Dec 14. Senator War
ren today Introduced a bill extending for
ten years from August 18. 1904, the period
within which any state may apply ' for
selection and segregation of public lands
under the Carey desert land act He also
Introduced a bill granting to railroads and
water companies the right-of-way through
publlo lands and reservations and reser
voirs and pipe lines.
Appointments by President.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.-The president
today sent to the senate the following nom
inations: Receivers of Public Moneys Daniel J.
Foley, at Eureka, Cal.; Fred Butler, at
Puatmaotera: Alaska William R. Samp
Idaho George E. Hovey, Burke.
Montana Lawrence Hauck. phlllpsburg.
Oklahoma Ella N. Jayne, Edmund;
Thomas J. Palmer, Medford.
South Dakota O. H. Lacraft, Clark; Wil
liam E. Kills, Salem.
Texas Henry T. Vaughan, Mart
Wyoming William ii. Dobsoa. New
Mitfsouri-l-j. W. 8. Dillon. Grand City.
lo-a Chatles A. Reynolds. Harlan; Cor
nelius C. Platter, Red Oak; Lovett E.
Sherwood. Shell Rock.
Kansas Joseph 8. Stone, Burrtou.
COLLIDE ON JUPPERY RAILS
Two St. Lonls Street Cnrs Ceo Te.
-ether, Iatnrlngr Ten Pi-
8T. LOUIS. Deo. 14. Slippery raOe today
caused a collision between Olive strM and
Grand avenue ears. Ten persona were In
jured. Those most seriously hurt aro;
William Taylor, motorman, face and
arms cut by flying glass.
William Bhannon, conductor, bruised
Bert Burke, right leg and hip bruised.
Peter Gallagher, left arm dislocated.
John Efhe, Internally Injured.
Five others who refused to give their
naaane, Its VUc sy( were slightly fcurt.
TO TRY DIETRICH IN OMAHA
Government, Baji Mr. finsh, Will Be
Beady to Proceed in Janaary.
WILL NOT TAKE TRANSFER TO LINCOLN
New Jary to Bo Impaneled, as Pres
ent One Is Snld to Bo
Too Familiar with
Assistant United States District Attorney
Rush is authority for the statement that
the government will be ready to try the
Dietrich case In Omaha In January and
that the hearing will not be had at Lincoln
as hitherto reported. He said:
"A special jury, will be drawn to try the
case, aa It would bo fair neither to Mr.
Dietrich or the government to try the caae
with a jury that la familiar practically with
all of the evidence In the case as well aa
the particulars of the Indictment"
The federal grand jury resumed lta work
again yesterday. The first witness ex
amined wae Edward Rosewater In the In
dian land leasing cases. Mr. Rosewater
wae before the jury nearly two hours and
the Investigation gave place to the Inquiry
Into the Hastings postofflce removal matter
with Deputy Postmaster Francis of that
city and Leopold Hahn of Omaha, former
postmaster at Hastings, as witnesses.
Deputy Marshal James Allan returned
from the Indian reservations, bringing with
him several witnesses who are yet to testify
in the bootlegging cases.
The case against General Colby la appar
ently not completed, as other witnesses are
Loon-Ins; for Wlndop.
It Is the hope of many of the grand
jurors that they may be enabled to com
plete their work this week in order to get
home In time to prepare for the holidaye.
One Juror stated Saturday that no further
report would be submitted by the Jury until
It had completed its labors.
"I have not talked with Senator Dietrich
abaut it, but I imagine this news will
please him. It does me, personally," said
Harry Lindsay, when Informed of what
Mr. Rush had said.
Ex-State Senator Frank M. Currle of Sar
gent, Custer county, arrived In Omaha yes
terday. He said:
"The object of my visit here Ja to get
the right of this matter, and I ought to
get after you newspaper fellows for Indict
ing me. The first I knew of It was the
newspaper reports, and I was satisfied at
the time that there was some mistake
about it I have no government lands un
der lease or under fence. But then I did
not know what might have happened, so I
thought I had better come down here and
get the right of It I learn at the district
clerk's office that the Indictment Is not
against me, so I will return home again
Postmaster Mitchell Indicted.
Among the other Indictments returned by
the federal grand Jury, it Is understood, is
one against Postmaster Mitchell of Alma.
The charges in this case are to the effect
that Mitchell sold postage stamps outside
his office with ths view to increasing the
revenues' t)fl his office to sustain its rating.
The Indictment of Postmaster Mitchell was
not wholly unexpected by that gentleman,
as he entertained the Impression before he
left the city Saturday that a bill had been
found against him, though no publlo an
nouncement had been made of It then.
Capiases have not yet been Issued In the
cases of Bartlett Richards and others re
cently indicted by the grand Jury In the
land fencing cases. Representatives of Mr.
Richards In this city asked Saturday that
his bond be fixed In order that It could be
given. The bond was not fixed then, and
It could not be learned last evening whether
Mr. Richards had been served with a
formal notice of his indictment at his win
ter home In California or not In any
event his representatives In this city stand
ready to meet any requirement of the law
or the execution of his bond when wanted.
WOMEN LINE UP FOR OFFICE
Graaddnngrhter of Former Mlssoarl
Governor Wenld Snceeed Mrs.
James ' I. Blair.
1 ST. LOUIS, Deo. 14. Mrs. Daniel Man
ning of Albany, N. Y. ; Mrs. John Miller
Horton of Buffalo and Mrs. Mary Phelps
Montgomery, granddaughter of a former
Missouri governor, living in Portland, Ore.,
are the three prominent candidates for the
presidency of the board of lady managers
of the World's fair to succeed Mrs. James
L. ElAlr, now In the city. The board will
Mre. John T. Davis is the only St. Louis
woman mentioned for the place. In her be
half strong pressure Is being used by
World's fair directors and prominent St.
Loulsans to Induce the national commis
sion to suspend the ru'ea and appoint ber
a member of the board, with a view to
electing her president.
Miss Helen M. Gould, who has been asked
to accept the presidency, and who. It Is
said, would have no opposition for the
place, Informed members of the national
commission today that she could not con
sider an offer of the office, as her other
duties and health would not permit her
In order to make Mrs. Davis eligible the
national commission would have to suspend
the rule which provides that no more mem
bers of the ladies' board shall be appointed
until the number In It fails below twenty
one. Mrs. Blair's resignation will leave
twenty-two members. If the rules should
be suspended it would then fall to the na
tional commission to name Mrs. Davis.
Mrs. Edward L. Buchwalter of Spring
field, O.. first vice president of the board,
will preside at Tuesday's meeting.
BURGLAR BRUISES HER BADLY
Miss Nnrbonne, Salem Antlqnarlan,
Ronghly Hnndled When She v
Bites Intrnder's Fingers.
SALEM, Mass., Dec 14. Miss Mary A.
J-'bom"'.. widely known among' antiqua
rians, and whose home at 71 Essex street,
built previous to 180 and preserved on Its
original lines, is of great historic Interest,
hss been attacked by a housebreaker and
badly beaten. Her condition Is critical.
Miss Narbonne la tv years old and lives
alone. She is pospevaed of considerable
Wealth and her home U tilled with valuable
antiquities and curl.xi. She was awakened
by a flush of light and a rough hand was
placed upon her ftce and the fingers
crowded Into her mouth. In a freuy of
fear Miss Nsrbonne bit the fingers until
the blood spattered upon ber face and the
clotblr.. With his free hand the Intruder
t'ibb pounded the woman's faee into a mass
of bru'ses. Then ths woman lost con
sclousness and the man fled without pro
curing any plunder. Miss Narbonns's only
relative, Gardner Narboone, a nephew,
Uvea la Nevada -
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair and Warmer Tneaday, Wednes
day Rain or Snow.
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tan 4 p. an SS
9 m. in ...... SI Bp. m ...... 8 1
10 n. as Ki p. m...... lt
11 n. ne 13 T p. m in
13 nt IB 8 p. m 19
p. m. . . . . . 10
TO LOOK FOR DUMPING PLACE
Health Commissioner nnd City En
gineer Will Tone Omaha for
Snltable Location. '
Health Commissioner Ralph has asked
City Engineer Rosewater to make a tour
of Investigation with him this week for
the purpose of determining whether or not
a suitable dumping place for garbage can
be secured along the river bsnk. Such
points as are available are said to be pro
hibited by Injunctions, while the City Oar
bage company has control Of the one now
used at the foot of Jonee street. The city
owns some property along the river, but
from Information at hand Dr. Ralph thinks
It will cost from $2,000 to 11,600 to build
trestle work for a sanitary dump, provided
such operations are not blocked by court
The expiration of the garbage monopoly
under which the city has labored for ten
years, on December 21, puts the city up
against the problem of garbage collection
and disposal, and to complicate matters the
municipality has an empty pocketbook.
However, from tha statements of the
health commissioner. It does not appear
thst the city would suffer much Incon
venience or danger If nothing was done
until the 1904 levy Is made and an oppor
tunity afforded for the appropriation of
money for the building ot Incinerators or
City Engineer Rosewater la continuing his
Investigations along the garbage problem
line and promises to formulate his findings
and conclusions In his annual report He
Is a firm advocate of municipal operation
and control and declares this method will
be the most economical and satisfactory
from all points of view.
IMPROVERS GET CONCESSION
West Lenvenworth Clnh Is Grnnted
Better ScrTlco by Street
The West Leavenworth street improvers
have won part of the concessions they aet
out to secure front the street railway com
pany and are correspondingly happy. More
favors have been promised with the spring
and after all this organisation may not
make the "determined fight" It assured for
a I-cent fare.
The club was organised to get better
service on the Leavenworth street stub line,
which runs from Park avenue west. Fri
day night It held a meeting at Fortieth and
Leavenworth streets after Inviting the
council to be present and to be sure to come
over the stub line. Four councilmen, Dy
ball, Huntington, Back and O'Brien, and
about 150 Interested, clUsens attended. .'The
quality of the oratory was somewhat
dulled, however, by ,the fact that the night
before the railway company had placed on
an Improved night service, the lack of
which was the club's grievance. The day
servicer on the stub had been every twelve
minutes, two cars being used. At o'clock
one car was taken oft and the trip made
every half hour, ceasing altogether at 11
o'clock. Thursday night, however, the full
two-car equipment waa kept on late enough
to connect with the last car from down
town. Representatives of the company as
sured the club that a better roadbed would
be put In next spring.
TALK OF CITY ELECTRICIAN
Caoncllmen Dlscnsa Mntter nnd Mnyor
Mny Send In Nomination
An executive session of the council ae a
committee was held yesterday afternoon,
the members refusing to give out any In
formation when It closed. Secrecy wae re
quested by Councilman Zimman. who said
that he had some "matters" that he wlehed
to bring up for discussion.
Just previous to that time the council had
been talking about the appointment of a
city electrician, this position having been
vacant for a month and a half, tha duties
being cared for by Inspector McGough, who
Is not under bond. After some talk Council
man Nicholson remarked that a certain offi
cer of the electric light company would be
a good man for the place. Other members
of the council scouted the Idea that the em
ploye. Superintendent R. j A. McLaughlin,
could be Induced to take the position at the
salary It pays. 1150 a month. .
"Then let this thing lay over as long as
possible," ssld Nicholson, and his two con
Mayor Moorea some days ago stated that
his reason for holding off In appointing a
suoceesor to former Electrician Patton was
because he waa not wholly satisfied with
any of the applicants for ths place. He In
timated, however, that he would probably
reach a decision this week and send ths
name of a nominee to the council tonight
HARRISON BARS UNIONISM
Chicago Mayor Declares It Mast Not
Invade Departments of City
CHICAGO, Dee. 14. The invasion of the
municipal service by labor unions was to
day ordered brought to a halt by Mayor
"In the mechanical branches of tho city's
service," said the mayor, "whero the em
ploye is simply a working man. It is all
right for him to belong to a union, but
where the man belongs to a department,
like the firemen or policemen, he has no
right to have a divided allegiance. He
must owe allegiance to only one master
the city of Chicago."
The voicing of the mayor's sentiments
along this line was occasioned by the re
ceipt of an appeal from the engineers ot
the fire department for Increased wages.
The men seeking the increase ere members
of ths union.
flale Will Be Chaplain.
WASHINGTON, Dec 14. Ths republican
senatora In caucus today decided upon
Rer. Edward Everett Hale of Boston for
chaplain of the senate, beginning January
1. He Is a Congregatlonalist and Is now U
years old. The subjects discussed at the
democratic caucus were party discipline,
the force of caucus action and generul
policy. The Panama situation also was
talked over, the policy of the party re
garding the new republic and the treaty
being the Question at Usue. It is said that
ths isthmian situation will engage the at
tention of the caucus, which, adjourned
U&U1 tomorrow, ------v
HEAR MERCER CASE
United Etatea Etpreme Conrt Liiteni to
Arguments of BailroadV Ci tinsel.
SAY THAT TRADE IS NOT RESTRAINED
Allege That tha Consolidation Wai to Ifaka
Through Bnnaen Certain.
ATTORNEY GENERAL FILES HIS BRIEF
In That it ia Alleged Competition ia frao
CONTENTION FOR DEFENSE IS UPSET
Emphaalaee the Abanrdlty of Parallel
Lines Lnder One Ownership
Maintaining tho Relation.,
ship of Rivals.
WASIUNGTON, Dec H.-The brief of tho
government In the case of the Northern
Securities company and others against the
United States, on sppeal from the decision
of the circuit court of the United States
for the district of Minnesota, waa filed in
the supreme court today. The document
wae prepared by Attorney General Knox
and Assistant Attorney Genoral Day, and
covers ISO printed pages.
After stating that the bill In the case
waa originally brought by the government
to restrain the violation ot tha anti-trust
law by the Securities company in tho
consolation of the Northern Psclflo and
the Great Northern railroads and that tho
decision of the court below was favorable
to the contention of the United States, the
brief enters into the following speclflca
tlons aa to the reasona for the action:
L The lines of railway operated by the
defendants, the Great Northern Railway
company and the Northern Paclfio Rail
way company, are parallel and competing.
2. The combination Is in restraint ot the
interests of oommerce and a monopoly.
. I'ses Crier's Decision,
Ths concluding paragraph of Judge
Grler'e decision In the circuit court ia
quoted, -summing up the argument bear,
tzg upon the facta ot the case, aa follows:
At the present time the Securities com
pany Is the owner of about Wi per cent of
all the stock of the Northern Pacific and
thel owner of about 7 per cent ot all the
stock pf the Great Northern coir.pany,
1 tie scheme which was thus devised and
consummated led ine vuab.y to the follow
First It placed the control of the two
roads In the hands cf a suigle parson, to
wll, the Securities compor.y, by virtue of
its ownership of a large majority ot the
stock of both companies.
Second It destroyed every motive for
competition between two roads engaged In
Interstate traffic, which were natural com- -pernors
for business, by pooling the earn
ings of the two roads for ths common
benefit of the stockholders it both.
The attorney general's own eumjnary of
the results is as follows:
To sum up ths result of the afore-
mentioned exchanges ot Great Northern
and Northern Pacific stock for the stork
of the Securities unmnanv. the latter (com
pany, on December ii, IWU. had acquired '
and paid for sao.000 shares (In round fig- .
ures) of Great Northern stock, the total !
cip."I 8t0ck of that company consisting
of 1,600.000 shares, of which 1,220,000 hares .
had been issued by January 1, 1902, the
Securities company had acquired virtually
all pf the common stock-of the Northern
Paclfio (the preferred stock was retired on
that date, the retolutlon to retire it having
been eased in tMe preceding November). .
' What tho Result Is,
The final result of the transactions Is that
one and the same set uf men, Mr. Hill and
Mr. Morgan and their associates being the
ruling spirits among them, entered Into (
charter agreement among them, and be
came invented with complete power of con-
trol over two paral.el and competing sys-'
terns of interstate '.i'.way. In place of the
two distinct sets oi stockholders with rival
and competing Interests, namoly, the stock
holders of the Great Northern and Northern
1'aclflo, there has been substituted by
means of interchange of stocks a corpora
tion directed by Uie one set ot stockholders
with the common and noncompetitive In
terests, namely, the stockholders ot the
Securities company. Thus identically the
same persons who controlled the Great
Northern and Northern Paclfio before the
Securities came into poasesHion of a ma
jority of their shares control them now,
only now these perrons have a common 'In
terest a community of Interest in the
earnings of both roads, while formerly the
Interests of the two seta of persons the
two sets of stockholders were In most re.
specta dl'-ergent and competitive. It bor
ders on absurdity to say that two railway
corporations, which under normal condi
tions are competitive, can continue to be
competitive under tho same control. They
have a common interest in both and they
receive their dividends from a fund created
by pooling the earnings of both. s
Conldnt Bo Worse. , !
A more effective method for combining .
competitive Interests for suppressing com
petition between rival and naturally com
peting corporations It would hardly be pos
sible to conceive
The questions of law growing out of the
statements are as follows:
1. Has combination been accomplished by
means of the Securities company In viola
tion of section I of an act of congress, ap-
f. roved July t. 1890, entitled "An act to nro
ect trade and commerce against an Unlaw
ful restriction and unlawful restraints snd
monopolies," hereafter called ths atitl-trust
. Have the defendants monopolised or
attempted to monopolise any part of the
Interstate or foreign commerce of the
United States in violation ot section 1 of
the anti-trust actT
J. Wss the relief granted by the circuit
court authorised by lawT
The government maintains that each of
these questions should be answered In the)
Argnmenta Aro Henrd.
The supreme court today began hearing
arguments In the case of the Northern Se
curities company, James J, Hill, J. 'PleP
pont Morgan, Daniel .8. Lamont and oth
ers, against the United States, coming to
this court on appeal from the decision of
ths circuit court for the district ot Minne
sota. The decision there was to the effect
that the purchase of the greater share of
stock of the two companies constituted a
merger and was contrary to the Sherman
The case involves the community of In
terest principle. The court room was
crowded both l.iside and outside the bar.
Attorney General ICnox was present with
an array of assistants from his office, while
the opposition alao was represented by a
long list of distinguished counsel, Includ-
Ing former Attorney General Griggs, John
G. Johnson of Philadelphia, C. W; Bunn
and Charles 11. Young. Justice Brown was
the only member of the court not present.
John G. Johnson, representing the North
ern Securities company, made the first
argument He announced thgt the three
railways and the Securities company would
desire to be beard by their oo unset, while
It was stated also that for the government
only the attorney general would speak.
After stating the case, Mr. Johnson said
that the purpose of the Securities company
In acquiring the stock of the railroad
companies had been not to prevent compe
tition, but the Injury of Its own property.
Mr. Johnson admitted that the company
hell Aearljc ail tiia sUxeK, ii eoaic&ded
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