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The Omaha 'Daily Bee.
Mikado of Japan Inspects Imperial Oaardi
at Posribla Lears Taking.
This at Hong Kong Ira Told to Prepare
for Actira Serrice.
Japtneie Minister at London 6cai LitUt
Prospect of Peice.
Admiral Ctini Will Be Instructed (
Ho Act mm to Emphasise Absolute
neutrality Rrtntrn Brills-
rcat Power.
TOKIO. Jan. 8. The arnperor Inspected
and reviewed the Imperial guards constitut
ing the First division of the army, together
with some Independent cavalry regiments
and brigades of artillery, numbering In oil
nine 28.000 men on the Aoyame, field today.
It Is expected that these troops will con
stitute the third contingent in the event of
war being declared.
The occasion was regarded as a possible I
lrav-taking between the emperor and his I
sol. Hera, the scene being most impressive,
Enormous crowds lined the route from the
palace and surrounded the grounds. The
emperor rode to the Aoyama field In the
state cor.ch, but was on horseback when
inspectlng and reviewing the troops. Ills
ntaff Included all the foreign attaches.
1IONO KONQ, Jan. 8.--A detachment of
860 men of the Bherwood Foresters (Not-
tinghamshlro and Derbyshire regiment),
forming Dart of the rarrlson of Hon Kong,
A. tin- MiillAhlu . 1 n ,1 1 .
a neis for active service. The destination of I
Vhe troopa has not been divulged. The au-
Ja parities refuse all Information on the
s... Atbject. but It is presumed the troops are
toi going to Peking or Seoul. The detachment
i t Is ready and their transport arrangements
V7 have been completed.
Ilayashl la Despondent,
LONDON, Jan. 8. Th text of the Rus-
eian reply to Japan's last note has been re-
celvd at the Japanese legation here. It
will be presented to the Foreign office later
In the day by Minister Hayashl.
At the legation the opinion Is held that
the reply Is utterly opposed to the main
Japanese contentions and It is thought that I
regotlatlona will be broken off.
Minister Hayaahl said to a representatlvs
of the Associated Press: "After reading
the reply, all I ran say Is that hope for a I
peaceful settlement la growing less and
lens. Conditions am very grave."
Japan has decided not to buy the Chilean
warships for which negotiations had been
started. At the legation It is said that the
hips bought recently from Argentine are
expected to sail today for the far east by
way of the Sues canal.
Wheat advanced a- further shilling per
quarter today In some of the provincial
markets on the prospect of war.
About 116.0CO tons of coal were shipped
from Cardiff, Wales, during this week-
48.00 to Japan. 40.000, to Port Arthur and
ao.OUO to Hong Kong.
A special dispatch from Toklo under to-
day'a date, after recording the arrival of
the Russian reply, adds: "Diplomacy has
not said Its last word and there are still
hope that hostilities may be averted.
From the Russian legation It Is announced
mat tne negotiations win continue.
Japan n "Haughty Child."
NEW TOR. Jsn. -Nearly all persons
here take the view that Japan's conduct
toward Russia is that of a naughty child, I
cables the St. Petersburg correspondent of
the Herald. It la constantly being told in I
the cress not to be so foolish, not to waste I
money In the Impossible task of fighting
l:usla. and so on. In a long snide upon
the alleged folly of Japan's pretensljnn the
Gaiette says: I
What can she do to hurt Russia? She
must take one of her stronsr fortresses, say
Port Arthur, but it would require ten
mnrt mllltarv force than It could
aver bring to bear to accomplish such a
feat We think, however, England and
America will Intervene to nrevont Jnnan
Mtrom taking any such mad step as that of
-v ...
I "Tha armv .is excited. fcava .1 Herald I
J ..'.-. - .... ....I
higher officers sre remarkably calm, be-
llevln that the JaDaneae are onlv demon-
LOB ANGKLEB. Cal.. Jan. .-The Times
aavs: It is estimated that bv th-, end of
this month over 1.000 Japanese will have
gone bark from California to Japan, hav
lug been called to go by an rdt?t of J: pan
ose Consul Monlono of San FnnWaco.
Representative AsWa Mediation.
WASHINGTON. Jan. a. The far eastern
situation was discussed at the cabinet
meeting touay, special consideration peing
given me movsmeni oi me Aii.uo squao-
ron. which It is desired shall be so shaped
in n uir ainmuu neuirailiy o
inn ivwiii lu rvrui vi noaillllies ue
tween Russia and Japan. After the meet
U g It waa announced that orders would be
cabled Roar Admiral Evana upon his ar
rival at Guam tomorrow, to proceed thence
to Subig bay. It being desired that tss
American navy shall observe "good
nianuers" by not going to Japanese or Rus
sian waters Just now,
Representative Slayden (dem.) of Texas
Introduced a resolution In the house today
requesting the president to tender the good
uflU-es or mediation of the United States
to Russia and Japan. The resolution fol-
Whereas. By the provision of The Hasua
POMC convention of IhM. tender at aorxl
: ". siranger
t a utauuie. camtoc ue reiraiaeu u an un.
friendly act, aud.
hereas. ily said convention it Is made
me uuijr ot signatory powers. It a serious
Otspuie I ft re tens to break between two
or more or them, to remind these latter
that the permuuent court of arbitration is
open to them, and suh reminder Is only
u m u-u a irienaiy acuon; aii a,
Whrrrss, Warlike difficulties are no
which countries, as wall as the United
Stales, are signatories to The Hague peace
Rvs.ilved, By the senate and house of
the United Slates of America, in congress
SS-nilled, that the prexldeut be requested
lo tenaer me iwju oiticms or mediation oi
the United States to Russia and Japan
with relation lo their present dispute, and
to remind them. In accordance with The
Hague peace convention, that the perms
Hoja court of arbitration is open to them.
Japan Bars In Phlllnnlaee.
MANILA. Jan. a. The Japanese gov
ernment through Its local agent has Just
called for bids for an enormous quantity
of subsistence stores, all bids to be In by
January 90,
Fmperer a Vnlen Cnltnre Complete.
F-ER1.1N. Jan. 1 Emperor William has
ended his course of voice training. The
emperor's late Instructor, Dr. Uustav
Spleas, hag telurn4 to his homn at freak.-
art. - - .. ....
""" NS THE AfmY
Rescript Issued Designed to
Increase KtMrleucy of the
Russian Force.
ST rtSiURG, Jan. R An Imperial
rescr. . vt a-ovcrnor general of Finland
ernor to dlamlM nil Finns
state or municipal service
who have y , 'led their military service
In the Fim. '.' battalion during 19 3.
nd not to lfc 'jj. 'n passports to them
for five earfc"'7 . . granting loans or
assistance from
nds to communes
ttTi pell! Ions for
governor In or
.ratlon the extent
or Individuals, or '
the remission of ffi '
dered to take Into cf.
of the opposition to loying recruit off-red
by the applicants. Students of the higher
schools who have not performed military
service are to tie expelled for periods not
exceeding a year.
The governor Is also empowered to re
lease Finns who have Joined the colors snd
to replace them- by carters of military
service, and he Is directed to Issue a
proclamation announcing that all Finns
not presenting themselves for service In
1!4 will be drafted Into regiments outside
of Fln'and.
Troopa Meeting anal Aro Marching
Ipou City la Aid of In-
IH.EN03 AYRES, Jan. 8. Advices from
Montevideo say that the Uruguayan troop
'n the Department of ArMgas have mini
nled and are marching on Melo and that
he nationalists of the Department of
Trelntay Tres have declared In favor of the
A detachment of Uruguayan troops dur-
'"T the night of January 4 surprised and
routed a revolutionary force under Munoi
In the Department of Maldonado. The
Uruguayan troops have been captured in
the Braslllan frontier, eight wagons being
loaded with arms and ammunition
Doable Majority In Campaign In
Which Fiscal Policy Was
an Isaac.
LONDON, Jan. 8. The bye-election In the
Ashburton, or Middle division of Devon
shire, yesterday, to All the vacancy In the
House of Commons caused by the death of
Hon. C. Seale-Hamo, (liberal) resulted
in the return of the liberal candidate, H
T. Eve, by a majority of 1,478 over the
unionist candidate, General Sir Richard
Harrison, thus doubling the liberal ma-
Tills was partially due to Mr. Eve's local
popularity. Otherwise It was attributed to
opposition to Joseph Chamberlains tariff
Docnmenta Tending to Show Katlon-
-II, 4 uu 1 V
Aro Found.
ROME. Jan. 1. Documents have been
found tending to prove that Joan d'Arc
was the daughter of an Italian who was da-
scended from the Ghlsilerl family. This
family came from Constantinople in 1US and
settled in Bologna.
After the estates of Fen-ante Ghlsilerl
had been usurped by Giovanni Bentwogallo
ne emigrated to France, where he had three
children, one of whom was Joan: The doc
uments sav that it in difficult to ascertain
the truth because Fen-ante Ghtsileri after
hls arrival In France changed his name to
Manila Court Passes I'pon Charges of
Frand Connected with Chinese
"""' oauanune ana miner,
charged with conspiracy to defraud the
customs by furthering the Illegal entry of
n "P' ciass oi ininese, nave pom Deen
acquitted n me customs court or appeals
Judges Crozsneia and Koxas.
w- nune was an inspector or
customs at me time oi ms arrest lor tne
M - auanc .of alleged fraudulent Chinese
certificates, and John T. Miller, implicated
wun mm. was a lormer inspector oi im
British Fleet Visits Spain
IINDON. Jan. 1. The British home fleet
roruana toaay lor me opanisn ooaM,
coaling to the full capacity. The fleet
will thus be In readiness to replace the
Channel squadron In the event of the lat
ter being required to fill up vacancies In
,h Mediterranean aquadron. should ves-
sels be ordered thence to the far east.
Holland Bnys Krass G
THE HAGUE, Jan. 8. The first chamber
of the Netherlands Parliament, following
the example of the second chamber, today
voted ahout I1.TC0.0U0 for the nurchasa nf
,rk.nHn Kruon une. after a declara
tlo of ,h. Wlir mi,ter that ha considers
,h Kr,,n wf!ra referable tn'th.
I Eherhardt guns
(inlet at Kishinev.
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. I.-Telegrams
received from Klahlneff by leading Jem-
yesterday evening did not contain the
slightest Indication of a panic there, as re
ported In the United States yesterday, and
nothing has been heard on the subject
Gswdf Represents Panama
PARIS, Jan. United States Consul
General Oowdy today received Instructions
I from Secretary of State Hay to represent
I Panama In all consular matters and that
I .v.. .r.ra hxl nsitin1 tha other o.,nnl.
, ., . take Ilka action.
i r-
Promotion for Dandonald.
LONDON, Jan. I. It la reported that
Major General Lord Dundonald, command
ing the Canadian mllltla, will shortly leav
Canada and succeed Major General Sir Al
fred Turner as Inspector general of the
auxiliary forces.
Daniel F. Campbell ef Kansas Take
In Cmstodjr on Charge nf
OSWEGO. Kin., Jan. 1 Daniel F. Camp
bell, former representative In the legist
ture from Bourbon county, came here today
and the sheriff formally arrested him,
charging him with bribery while a member
I of the legislature during the last session of
I thst body,
Campbell's attorneys filed motions to
qussb the three complaints snd warrants
against him. for the reason. It was alleged,
that they each failed to charge a public of
fense. The motions were taken under ad'
vlsement until January 11 Campbell
now a federal laud Umyctot la tha Indian
. XttcrUett. n -
Man Pnt in Prison for Employing Union
Labor ia Beleaaea.
o Charge Made Against Charles 11.
Relmer After Detention of Two
Days In Military Prison at
Cripple Creek.
CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo., Jan. 8. Charle s
Ttelmer, representative of the Ryan
hltney syndicate interests in the Port-
nd Gold Mining company, who was ar-
sted by the military authorities on
ednesday, has been released by order of
Colonel Verdeckberg, commanding officer In
he district. No criminal charge waa made
aealnst Relmer and Colonel Verdeckberg
pologized to him for the arrest, which, he
said, was made without authority from him
nd while he was absent from tho district.
Governor Disregards Court,
DENVER, Jan. 8. Governor Poabody
tated today that he hud received no offl-
al notification of Injunction Issued hy
uilge Seeds of Teller county to prevent
the deportation of Idle miners from the
Cripple Creek district.
'If such an Injunction has been Issued,"
said. "I do not Imagine for a moment
hat the military authorities In charge of
oldlers In the field will accept service or
ry it."
Governor Teabody added that he did not
believe a civil court had the power to inter
fere with the military when called out to
uppress Insurrection or riot. Attorney
General Miller expressed the same view.
Jnry Most Decide Case.
GEORGETOWN, Colo., Jan. 8. The
prosecution In the trial of fifteen union
miners, charged with conspiracy to destroy
the Sun and Moon building, completed the
presentation of its case today and the de
fense announced that it would introduce
no testimony. Court adjourned until next
Monday, The court overruled motions to
Instruct the Jury to return a verdict of
acquittal and to discharge defendants on
the ground of Insufficient evidence. Dis
trict Attorney Thurman nolled the cases
against two of the defendants.
Shingle Weavers Organise.
TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 8. The conven-
on of the International Shingle Weavers'
union adjourned today after readoptlng the
present wage schedule. This practically
serves notice on the mills that the union
weavers will not stand the 10 per cent
cut proposed In some places.
The convention decided to unionize the
unorganized weavers in California and the
cypress districts of the south. A division
of the United States into two districts
was made to meet the wage question. The
eastern district embraces the territory east
f the Rocky mountains. The Pacific ccast
states and British Columbia form the west
ern district. C. R, Pickens of Everett,
Wash., was elected president.
Bloomlaarton Strike Spreads.
BLOOMINGTON, 111.. Jan. 8.-The elec
trical workers and light trimmers declared
strike today in sympathy with the street
railway strikers. All of the force at the
power house of the street railway company
excepting the engineers and firemen, who
are not organized, left the service. The
company has been preparing for the move
and Is filling the places of the rtrlkers as
rapidly as possible. The company today
sent ten of the Imported street, car crews
back to Chicago, claiming that enough
local men had been secured to take their
places and that the remainder would be re
turned by Saturday.
Due to the Inability to secure a sufficient
number of citizens to serve as special offi
cers during the street railway strike.
Mayor Morrison today served notice upon
avery member of the board of aldermen,
numbering fourteen, that they would be
required to serve as police officers Satur
day and Sunday and possibly longer If
there Is any more disorder. The sheriff has
been forced to call In his country deputies
to serve on. account of the impossibility of
securing the required number from resi
dents of the city.
Coal Strike Becomes Scrlona.
MTERSDALE, Pa.. Jan. 8. The strike In
the Meyersdale field has reached a critical
stage, two riots having occurred as the re
sult of placing nonunion men In strikers'
places at Garrett. The situation Is so seri
ous that I ve outbreak is looked for at
any time. ?
Prisoner Killed and Two Guards In-
Jnred ns Result of Attempted
TRENTON. N. J.. Jan. 8 Charles Brooks,
an Inmate of the New Jersey state prison,
Is dead, Center Keeper John Fitzgerald has
a bullet in his hip and William J. Harney,
a deputy keeper, is suffering from scalp
wounds, as the result of Brooks' attempt to
escape from the Institution. It will require
postmortem examination to determine
whether Brooks died from being shot or
from strangulation in his attempt to com
mlt suicide after he had been taken to the
dungeon. When Brooks was finally over
powered he was taken to the dungeon. On
the way he Informed the guards that he
m wounded. Later the principal keeper
ordered that Brooks be taken to tha prison
hospital. When the dungeon was opened
Brooks was found suspended by his sus
penders and was dead.
Brooks was serving out a twenty years'
sentence for burglary In Hudson county.
gergeant-nt-Arms of Democratic Ks
tloanl Committee Starts for
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 8. John I. Martin, ser-
gesnt-st-srms of the democratic national
committee, left for Washington today to
prepare for the work of bringing the next
national convention to this city. The com
mittee appointed by the Business Men's
league will follow on Sunday, arriving there
Monday, to begin the campaign. They are
prepared to offer a guarantee of 840,000, free
use of the Coliseum, ample hotel facilities
and no Increase lu rates.
Police rommlaeloaer McAdoe) Gives
Policemen Forty. Eight Honrs tea
Close Them.
V i I
NEW YORK, Jan. 8. Police Commissioner
McAdoo has notified the polios Inspectors
that he had received Information that
gambling houses and pool rooms were being
opened In Manhattan borough. He allowed
them forty-eight hours to close every
gambling house) and pool room la ths
borough. in ,
House of Representative Does Qnlrk
Work In I'xmin Pension
WASHINGTON. Jan. 8. The chaplain
of the house today at the opening of the
sc:clon prayed for comfort for the gTlef
etrlcken family of ex-ITesldent Cleveland.
The bill amending the act appropriating
money for the eradication of the foot und
mouth disease among cattle so as to make
available the amount of fcSO.OUO to meet the
emergency caused by the Mexican boll
weevil, was taken p for consideration.
Mr. Burleson (Tex.) urged the importance
of the puswige of the bill to the cotton
growlug sections, giving the history of
boll weevil and what it had done.
Mr. Gillette (Mnss.) rolled attention to
another insect, the gypsy moth, which had
been brought to New England and which
he said was equally dangerous and should
receive attention with a view to its ex
termination. Ho offered an amendment
for an additional appropriation of t-AOuO
for the eradication of the Egyptian moth.
Mr. Wadsworth mado the point of order
that this was not germane, as It was a
"new appropriation."
The speaker sustained the point of order
against the amendment and the bill passed
without division. It provides that the
sum made available may be expended by
the secretary of agriculture in such manner
as he shall deem best. In oo-operatlon with
state experiment stations and practical
cotton growers, if tho secretary of agri
culture shall deem It advisable to meet the
emergency caused by the ravages of the
cotton boll weevil and other Insects affect
ing cotton.
The house then went Into committee of
the whole to consider pension bills. The
committee arose at 2:-5 p. m., having
acted favorably upon' 115 Mils, twenty-nine
of which were senate bills. The house
passed the 115 bills In twenty minutes.
Adjourned until Monday,
Federal Official at Chlrnwo Asks In
formation na to Why ne
Is OnsteJ.
CHICAGO, Jan. 8. Although Luman T.
Hoy has been nominated to succeed Gen
eral Horace H. Thomas as appraiser of
customs at this port, the resignation of
General Thomas, requested by the secre
tary of the treasury, has not been sent in.
nor will it be. General Thomas will appeal
to the president to find out why his reslgna
tion was asked for. In a letter from the
recretary of the treasury calling for Gen
eral Thomas' resignation It Is stated that
the purpose Is not to make a place for an
other, and that there Is nothing political In
the request, but that it seems necessary to
secure a vigorous administration.
General Thomas In a reply which he made
public today along with the secretary's
letter, says that there was no charge cf
misfeasance or malfeasance or any scan Jal
and that especially good work has been
done In unearthing frauds at other ports.
He also wrote the president calling atten
tion to the gentleman who appointed him
as appraiser. No reply was received from
the president, but Secretory Bhaw asked
the general to advise, Wro by telegraph
whether his letter was Intended as a re
fusal to sen In hfc resignation.
General Thomas claims that there has
not been a lax administration; on the con
trary that there Is no appraiser's office in
the country that Is In more perfect working
order or where business is transacted with
more expedition. If a commission of ap.
p raisers were sent to Investigate the office
and they reported adversely he would re
sign, but he will not resign under charges
which he says, he knows cannot be sus
Congress Asked for Special Appro
priations and Laws by Hends
i of Dcpnrtmcnts.
WASHINGTON, Jari. 8.-Secretary Root
has transmitted to congress an estimate of
8400,000 for an appropriation for the pur
chase of land in the District of Columbia
for a site and the erection thereon of an
army general hospital "for the treatment of
special classes of cases, for purposes of In
stmt tion in connection witlt an army med
ical school for training enlisted men of the
hospital corps In nursing, and to serve as a
base hospital In time of war."
In order to make an Increased allowance
to .army officers for quarters, especially In
cities. Secretary Root has transmitted to
the house the draft of a new provision
which allows 812 per month for the follow.
Ing rooms to officers:
Lieutenant generals, 12 rooms; major
generals, 10; brigadier generals, 8; colonels,
7; lieutenant colonels, 6; majors, E; cap
tains, 4: lieutenants, 3.
Secretary Shaw today transmitted to the
house a request of Secretary Root for an
appropriation of 8385.000 for new arms and
equipment for organized mllltla.
The house was asked today .by the State
department for authority to allow Rear Ad
mlral B. H. McCalla of the navy to accept
the China medal awarded him by the king
of Great Britain in recognition of his serv
ices In connection with the relief of the
Peking legations during the Boxer uprls
The secretary of the treasury today
transmitted to the house a request for an
appropriation of 849,700 for the payment of
officers and men entitled, according to
Judgments of the court of claims, to bounty
for destruction of the enemy's vessels at
Santiago. Cuba, July 8. I!.
The State department today transmitted
to the house a supplemental estimate for
third secretaries of embassies at Vienna,
Borne nd St. Petersburg at 81.300 each
These officers are made necessary by the
Increased work of the embassies.
Five People Are Injured at Kauaa
City hy Accident on
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 8. A trolley
car Jumped the track at the approach of
the trestle at Sheqman and Haskell avenues
In Kansas City, Kan., tonight and running
over the ties onto the trestle toppled over
and fell to the ground, ten feet belo
severely injuring five persons.
The Injured:
Mrs. John Hamilton, left shoulder broken
cut on head and bruised.
Mrs. J. W. Klrkpatrlck. left shoulder
broken; face and head badly bruised and
rut by glass; bruises on body.
Mrs. Louise Sykes (colored), head cut and
left leg seriously fractured.
Michael Galllvan. mot or man; arms and
legs Injured and body bruised.
W. B. Reaburn, conductor; right ankle
Only one person on the car escaped in
Jury. All of the Injured live la Kansas
Levy, Jm . -- - - r - i r
ells Him Nebraska ia Eolidlj for Eii
Frtsidential nomination.
onestrcl Men Present Matter of the
Opening; of Hose boil Lands In
Gregory County to lon
mlasloncr Jones.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8.-(Sperlal Tele
gram.) "It's all Roosevelt and nobody
hc," was tha statement which Rcprescn-
atlve Hinshaw of the Fourth Nebraska
district made to President Roosevelt today.
Mr. Hinshaw, believing the time was pro
pitious for an Interview with the president
long political lines, had an extended ron-
rence with the chief executive today.
After his talk Mr. Hinshaw stated thst
he hnd told the president that Nebraska
was first, last and all the time for Mr.
Roosevelt; that noliody else was being con-
Idcred and that Roosevelt clubs were being
organlred all over the state. The presi-
ent expressed, nccording to Mr. Hinshaw,
horough sppreclatlon of what was being
done for him in the Antelope state. Mr.
Hinshaw said ho asked the president as to
onditions In New York and the president
as open and outspoken, as he is upon all
uestlons, and stated that New York was
11 right, barring some few antagonistic
forces in New York City. "The things that
are supposed to make the president weak in
New York, If he Is weak there, make him
strong In Nebraska snd the west," said Mr.
The Fourth district representative said
that while the people of Nebraska would
like to see John L. Webster a candidate
with him on the presidential ticket, they
were primarily for Mr. Roosevelt. He
spoke to the president of Mr. Webster in a
most laudatory way and stated that the re
publicans of Nebraska believed he would
be a strength to the ticket for vice presi
dent, but that they were tied hard snd fast
to Mr. Roosevelt for president.
Mr. Hinshaw stated that he hnd a most
delightful visit with the president; that the
chief executive had gone Into the political
situation with him In a very happy way.
and that he was metre than ever Impressed
with the fact that Mr. Roosevelt was the
only man to be nominated "by the repub
Brook Trout for Nebraska,
Fifty thousand brook trout, at the in
stance of Congressman Burkett, will be
distributed In the streams of the First dls
trict in the next few months.
IVo Choice for Judge.
After eight ballots were taken today the
Iowa delegation Interested in the selecting
of a successor to Judge Shlras adjourned
until next Wednesday without reaching any
conclusion. The present conditions do not
point to an early choice. The members In
terested are being bolstered up not only by
candidates, but by friends of candidates.
and it is pretty hard to make a break.
Nearly 100 ballots have been taken In the
nine conferences that have been held, and
so far as catr he learned there has not been
a single deviation on the votes for the sev
eral candidates from the beginning.
Present Rosebud Mnttcr.
The representatives of the Commercial
club of Uonesteel, S. F. Lucas and W. B.
Backus, accompanied by Benator Klttredge,
Representatives Burke and Martin of South
Dakota and Representative Kinkald of Ne
braska, bad an Important conference with
Commissioner Jones today relative to
Representative Burke's bill providing for
the opening of the Rosebud reservation to
settlement and paying to the Indians 82.50
an acre for their lands. Congressman
Burke made the presentation on tehalf of
the delegation and then called Mr. Lucas
and Mr. Backus to tell the conditions as
they found them, coming direct from the
country which is most Interested. Through
out the hearing It was shown that had In
spector McLaughlin been permitted to con
tlnue his efforts to pledge the Indians a
certain amount that he would have returned
to the Indian office an agreement on the
part of three-fifths of the tribe to take
82.50 an acre for the landa, about 600,000
acres In Gregory county.
Judge Kinkald of the .Sixth Nebraska
district, bordering on the Rosebud agency,
stated that the opening of the reservation
would be at great value to the people along
the northern border of his district. He
stated that he had been over the reserva.
tion and had found much of It wholly un
fitted for farming purposes, but there were
other sections which held out inducements
to the horns maker.
Attorneys Lucas and. Backus set before
the commissioner the facts relative to
valuations of land on the Rosebud reserva
tion and its vicinity, which apparently gave
the commissioner some new light on the
question which has been agitating the peo
ple bordering on the Rosebud reservation,
Every detail of the situation as It exists
was gone Into not only by the members of
the Commercial club of Bonesteel, but by
the representatives of South Dakota and
by Judge Kinkald of Nebraska, and It is
thought Commissioner Jones, with the new
light given him today by the delegation
which waited on him, will recommend
favorable report on Mr. Burke's bill. ' al
though he may suggest the amount to be
paid per acre to be Increased to 82.75, In
stead of 82.&0, as provided by Mr. Burke's
Postal Matters. ,
Postmasters appointed: Nebraska, Nan
tuaket, BufTalo county, John M. Otis, vice
Frederick B. Lyle, removed; Pilot, Custer
county, Samuel Berry, vice P. Strlcder, re
signed. Iowa, Owasa, Hardin county
George L. Kasch, vice Bertha L. Sanders,
Rural carriers appointed: Nebraska, Table
Rock, regular, Arthur M. Long well; sub
stitute, Lou E- Hurt on. Iowa, Clarkesvllle,
regular, James 11. J. Hagerty; substitute,
Thomas A. Hagerty. Frlmghar, regular,
Floyd R. Brown; substitute, John W.
Brown. Unlonvllle, regular, Otto R. Peter
son; substitute, Jerome C. Peterson. Wil
liams, regular, Ernest Reed; substitute,
Mattle Reed. South Dakota, Lily, regular,
Ed O. Thoe; substitute, Jacob O. Thoe.
Rural routes ordered established February
U: Nebraska, Republican City, Harlan
county, one route; area covered, forty-four
square miles; population, 606. Iowa. Algona,
Kossuth county, two routes; area covered,
eighty-five square miles; population. 1 125.
Decorah, Winneshiek county, one additional
route; area, twenty-five square miles; popu
lation, 645. Everly, Clay county, one addi
tional route; area, covered, twenty-elgbt
square miles; population, 640. Stockton,
Muscatine county, one additional route;
area covered, twenty-seven square miles;
population, 606.
Representative Martin's bill authorizing
registers and receivers of land offices' to
furnish transcripts of their records to in
dividuals was today reported favorably by
Utt .eaunjtiej oa putUg tenrtd,
air Saturday) Sunday Italn or Snow,
Temperature at Omahn Ycstcrdsvi
S a. m .
n a. m.
:t t p. m i
nil 2 p. m
:i2 a p. n m
lis 4 p. m Ml
211 ! p. in
:tl II p. in IT
;t( T p. m . ill
4(1 H p. ni e:t
t p. m :tii
T a. m.
ft n. in.
n a. ni.
O a. ni.
t n. ta .
2 ni. . . .
Total Xnmticr of Da-ntha, According
to Plicnre of Coroner. Is I'll e
Hundred and lxl-"l.
CHICAGO, Jan. S Miss Harriett llar-
bauKh, another l tim of the Iroquois fire.
s dead at the Samaritan hospital as tho
result of her injuries. This brltiRO the
otul of dail to M', according to th- cor
oner's list of mi nit a.
Agnes Hopkins, 4K years old. has bren
declared insane by Judge Williams Hml or
dered to Dunning. The woman's mind had
been unbalanced, V.cr relative! say, as a
result of incessant reading of accounts of
the Iroquois tire horror.
Three more suits for a total of $.0)
damages resulting lrom the lire have bi-en
filed. A featuie of the suits Is the making
of Jtuililing Commissioner Williams a party
Robert E. Murray, stationary engineer of
the Iroquois theater, testifying at the In
quest today, declared that there was one
stamiplpe on the stage, two In the basement
and one In the smoking room. There was
no hose attached to hny of them, although
there whs liuse in the building on a reel.
Nobody had ever been instructed how to
use it. The hose In the building consisted
of one coll, and was located in the smoking
room at the front of the building. It was
not his business, he said, to look after fire
protection. The only way In which an
alarm could reach the fire department was
by use of the telephone or by going two or
three blocks to the nearest lire station.
Ruth Mltchel, a school girl, tustitied that
when she and other members of their party
noticed sparks dropping from above the
stage one member remarked that they had
better get out. They started to do so, but
a gentleman sitting in the front row rose
and said he would knock their heads off
if they didn't sit down. The girls sat down
and remained, there until a mighty draft
of air blew flames directly over the audi
ence. Thereupon she and her party rushed
to the north side of the building. Crawled
out onto a fire escape and dropped to the
alloy below. '
Interstate Commerce Commission
Hears Testimony from Official of
Northwestern Ri-ilroad.
CHICAGO, Jan. 8. Inquiry into the rea
sons for an advance in grain and produce
shipping rates in December, 1W3, was begun
by the Interstate Commerce commlswion to
day, the freight agents of five railroads
being examined. Assistant General Freight
and Traffic Agent Kuhn of the Chicago &
Northwestern railroad said he was In con
ference with others when the Northwestern
decided to cdvance the shipping rates for
grain 2 cents per 100 pounds. He said he
thought the rate as advanced, but which
was subsequently reduced, was fair and
reasonable under the co-iditlons.
The railroad company, he asserted, was
under heavier expenses at the time the
rate was advanced. In reply to a question
Mr. Kuhn could not state If the present
rate, a reduction from the one being in
vestigated, would be permanent. Like all
other witnesses who have appeared before
the commission, Mr. Kuhn was unable to
give any idea as to the cost to the railroad
company in carrying grain.
Succeed In Oct ting One Concession,
t-cit Rt llroads Are Obdurate
' 1 pon Others.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 8. Large freight
shippers of this city aro making strenuous
objection to many of the advances In rates j
the railroads are to put Into effect on west
bound shipments from all parts of the east
to ail parts of the Pacific coast on January
18. There, Is to be on advance of about Ui
per cent In the rates on about a hundred
The protests of the big shippers to the
railroad officials have already borne fruit.
One article, of which large quantities are
shipped to this coast. Is cast Iron piping.
Owing to the protest of the shippers the
proposed increase In ths rate on this Article
from 5 cents per 100 pounds to 75 cents has
been rescinded.
The shippers want the railroads to take
similar action on about ten or eleven other
commodities. The railroads decided today
to refuse this request.
One Received by Magaitine Writer to
Be I'sed Astuinat Its
"WASHINGTON, Jan. 8. The senate com
mute on military affairs has received f-om
Ray Stannard Baker, the magazine writer,
a copy of a letter which General Wood
wrote to him Just prior to the Utter s e.p
pea ranee as a witness In the Wood investi
gation. Mr. Baker told the committee of
the letter when he was on the stand and
was then asked to send for a eopy. The
letter discusses the Runcle Incident and by
Inference suggests that Mr. Baker refresh
his mind along certain lines Indicated by
General Wood. The lettr has been ordered
printed as an addenda to the proceedings
before the committee.
The minority members of the committee
who have voted against the nomination
will argue to the senate that the purpose
of General Wood's letter was to prejudice
ths wltnecs.
Testimony la Dnvllt Mine Investiga
tion Concerns Strange Blast,
ing Orders.
ST. PAVU Jan. 8. A special to the Dls
patch from Helena, Mont., says: The most
damaging testimony yet given tending to
fix tho responsibility for the explosion In
the Michael Devltt mine by which Samul
Glen and Fred Dive) lost their lives was
given at tho fifth ssnelon of the coroner's
Jury. Frank McGrath and other witneaHto
testified that powder had been used in the
Rarus mine for purjKiees other than leglti
mate mining and that orders had bee-i
given by offli ers of that mine to bl:st down
the workings to prevent the Inspectm
working' under court .orders from cominu
into the Rarus or allowing Rarus nun to
get luto tU Amalgamated, mJsn,
Senator rormallT Acquitted of Charges Pro-
ftrred by fadaral Grand Jary.
Enmmera Utterly Tails to Prota Aoonsationi
Included in Hia Indictment.
Court Holds Dietrich Not Senator What Ha
Contracted with OoTarnmsit.
General Cow In Mnkcs statement Em
I.lalnlna- Ills Course In Defense)
of Client Derision of
Judges in Full.
The Dietrich trial In the federal clrcu
court is a thing of the pt. The senator .
has been found not guilty of accepting a
brllie, had tho indictments for conspiracy
against him quashed because the court held
lie could not be charged twice with the
same off nse, and was relieved from de
fending h'mself In the charge of enjoying
a lease with the government upon the mo
tion of the district attorney.
The whole affair came to an end yes
terday with a rush. After the court held
that a man cannot become a senator until
he has taken the oath of office the bottom
fell out of tha structure prepared by Dis
trict Attorney Summers and by means of
which he ingeniously cbtalned a variety of
Indictments from the grand iury.
The end come at 11 o'clock. After two
decisions, by two Judges of the federal
bench sitting jointly, on p6lnts r.ttetofore
not adjudicated, the finish was effected
In one of the very few cases of Its kind
ever tried In the United States.
Summers refused to make any statement
after the trial was ovir. lie said:
"I have no further atsteinent to make
nothing more to say, I think."
"I have nothing to say," said Eenatoir
Dietrich, "beyond the fact that I was will
ing to waive any technicality in order to
secure a full trial. My attorneys advised
me, and, I believe, correctly, that the
court would not allow the case to go to
the Jury, for the reason that Summer
would not and could not prove that I was
a ronator when the lease was made. Tha
lease was made before I was even elected
senator and while I was still governor.
Summers knew this and knew that his oaae)
would not be allowed to go to the Jury,
but he perttsted In his effort solely to be
smirch my name."
Frirnda Cong;ratnste Hint.
At the same time In the court room Ben
ator Dietrich was surrounded by a group
of friends anxious to shake his hand and
to say that even though the prosecution
lost out because it had not been ahsped In
conformity to law, they were satisfied that
the senator Is guiltless L'Urally as well as
technically. Ills daughter, Ifisa Gertrude
Dietrich, waa the onter of a. throng of
women, railing .nd talking freely for tho
first t.Jie sinco the trial began. Postmaster
Jacob l'.sher of Hastings, who also waa
freed of the charges ponding against him,
was expressing his satisfaction and saying
that he did not care so much ufcout the
Indictments, but that It waa "his girls" that
were the most concerned over the matter.
A most notable usemblage of lawyers
heard the delivering by Judge Van De
vanter of the twa decisions, bath cf Which
settled points never before raised In Amer
ican Jurisprudence, the first as to whether
a senator 'Is a member of congress- whsn
and after he Is elected or upon taking the
oath of office and the second being c the
contention that a :oase with the govern
ment made by a member of oor.gress before
he becomes such an officer does not operate
to cause Mm to fracture the law tecause
Its provisions are adhered to after tha
leasor become a public officer. The Judge
held In accordance with th argument ad
vanced by the defense In th first ques
tion, r.amely, that the oath makes a man
a member of congress, lrr an extremely
lucid opinion, concurred In by Judge Man- '
ger. The argument of the defensO wa
found not good In the second point, towit:
That a member of congress may not enjoy
the benefits of a government lease entered
into before he become a member of a leg
islative body.
Destroy Summers' Last Point.
The point as to th exact time a parson
becomes a member of congress wa raised
by General Cowin Thursday afternoon and
argued by both sides. It aad been antici
pated as a vital feature of the bribery
case and the Judges had prepared for It.
They were ready, therefore, with th de
rision this morning, although, as Judge Van
Devanter said, the reasoning had not been
reduced to the form in which It will stand
upon the court records.
"From the conclusions." he said at th
end, "we oust Instruct tha Jury to find
this defendant not guilty.
"Gentlemen of tha Jury, it rex u It from
that which has been J Jit axid in your,
presence thst, if all the evidence which
the prosocutlon has in hand and wh(ch was
described were cow introduced and before .
you, 'It would appear that the defendant
had not attained that official relation with
the l.'nlted States which was nacessary he
should have attained in order to com
within tne inhibition of this statute, and
hence we must fimtiuct you to find th de
fendant uot guilty. The evidence ha been
rendered unnecessary and it is your duty
to find the defendant not guilty."
H. II. Makeley of Grand Island, as fore
man of the Jury, then stgned th formal
verdict sad sn order was Usued discharg
ing the defendant.
t Cummers Admit Lefeat.
The closing statement by Judga Van
Devanter In the case wss practically ad
mitted by Summers as completely vindi
cating the stand taken by General Cowiu
and Attorney Batty, counsel for Senator
Dietrich, that tho technicality raised waa
absolutely essential to tha logical presenta
tion of the case and that th hu and cry
ruiaed alout "dismissal of technlualliles"
has no weight whatever, Insomuch as with
or without the evidence th recult Would
have bejrfi the same. Bo much practically
was admitted later by District Attorney
The alleged bribery rase against fost
master Fisher was called and Summer
tiled this nolle, quashing this cs also:
lu the case of the United State agslnst
( l.uri.a li. Dlfctrl. h, 264-V, it became th
duty of rourisel or the defendant to turn
from the Jury to the court, from th facts
to the law. It Is a consolation to know that
vet-lion 17M of the revised statute has been
construed at a time when it teemed neces
sity and by a court thst enjoys th full
r.ieaaure of confidence of both lawyer and
id i men. .
It hurle 11. Dietrich ns not a member
of iiiHtrra until after December 8, IMJl,
and the court ha held that he wa not,
the a Javoa) FlsUw caonot fc Ul uj?ua UUi .
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