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ESTAItLV JUNE 19, 1871. OMAHA, KATUKDAY MOKXIXO, JANUAKY 10, 1904 TWELVE PAGES. SINGLE COPY TI1KEE CENTS. PANAMA WILL 'IT Bead j to Meet Aotioipattn Intaiion -2 Forcea from Colombia. TROOPS PREPARE TO TAKE FIELD AT ONCE Iniiit that a Few Men Stationed at Arail abli Panel Can Hold Them. ANTICIPATE AID FROM THE INDIANS Hew Bepoblic of Panama Eat TwaWe Thoniand Men Beady. DO NOT NEED AID FROM UNITED STATES lomr Cults of Mild Type of lTf Atnniic the Marines Who Have Been Dolus; Senut Duty Along; th Trail. NEW TORK, Jan. 16Authentlc In forniRtlon from the frontier In anxiously waited here, an the belief in widespread, rabies the Herald's Panama correspondent, that the Colombians have already started to march upon the Isthmus. The Panamanian troops are ready to leave on a moment's notice. The con scription has been completed, and 12,000 fighting men can be placed In the field. There Is treat bustlo In the armory In preparation for the shlrirent of rifles ani ammunition to the Indians of the Interior, who have agreed to Join against the Co lomblu forces. Colonel Parette of the Panamanian srmy said: We, who were Colombians until yester day, cannot be deceived by any tactics the Colombians may employ. Wo are deeply grateful for the Hid the Americans have Riven us, especially as We are now pre pared to fight our own battles on land with the utmost confidence of victory. Four to five hundred men. stationed In the only three passes available, can defeat an army. We have nil the men we dually need, for the fighting will oe done In the mountains. We expect to repel the Invasion without railing out sit the available troops. The Indians will rertalnly fight on our side. The Ban Hlas Indians, who are Colombian allies, will not Ight at all. Many light cases of fever are reported to already exist In the camps of the Vnlted States marines, especially among those who have been scouting along the trails. There Is some . yellow fever In Tanama now, but none has appeared In the army. Collier Nero lajared. WASHINGTON, Jan. IB. The Navy de partment has received the f ollowlng .cable gram from Rear Admiral Glass, dated Pant-ma, yesterday: Collier Nero at Panama has been Injured by the Concord going alongside. Damiign la not serious and temporary repairs will bo made at Panama. Grounding the Nero at high water .o as to be able to work be low the water line. UNITED STATES IS EXAMPLE Joseph Chamberlain ' Shows What Effect of Protective Tariffs Has Brts Here. LONDON, Jan. 15. Joseph Chamberlain presided at the first jneetlng of the tariff commission, which assembled here this afternoon with a large attendance of mem bers. In rpenlng tho proceedings Mr. Chamberlain drew a parallel from what the United States' and Germany hud ac complished under previous tariffs Hnd de nied that any tariff oould be framed here Which, Its opponents alleged, would make tbs rich richer and the poor poorer. The Vnlted States under protection hid reached prosperity unequaled In the world. In no other country was wealth so evenly distributed, while there was no country In the world where such a large propor tion of tho population was on the verge of hunger and distress as In Great Britain. , Mr. Chamberlain said the object of the commission was not to formulate tariff laws, but to Investigate and Inquire with open mind. All that had thus far been de cided was that the policy adopted so many years ago required reform. KNIGHTS OF THE BLACK EAGLE Titled Personages Invested with the German Order Amid Scenes of Pomp and Ceremony. BERLIN. Jan. 16.-Kmperor William, the great personage of the empire, and some foreign princes and ambassadors took part today In the meeting of the Chapter of the Black Eagle at the castle here, which was preceded by a seml-publlc procession from one apartment of the castle to the white balL The Knights of the Black Ragle, of whom there were forty-six present, were dressed In splendid robes of velvet embroidered with the Insignia of the Black Ragle. They marched two and two, the emperor coming last, alons, while the trumpeters without blew fanfares, which were answered from within by other trumpeters. Prince Henry of the Netherlands. Prince William Ton Hohensollern and Duke Henry ot MeeKlenuurg were Invested with tha order. HERMAN IS AGAIN IN TOILS Man Charged with Murder and Rah. hery Cnptared After Escape from Cehn. MANILA. Jan. 15. George Herman, whose escape, from prison In Cebu was reported yesterday, was not long at large. A vig orous search waa made for the escaped man. who had established a reputation as a dungerout man during his night' from Mindanao with money belonging to the government, which led to his Incarceration. Within a few hours the searchers were suc cessful In effecting his capture. - Serve I It lust am I pen Vntlcnn. ROME, Jan. IS. The French government has presented the Vatican with a note In the nature of an ultimatum, regarding the appointments of bishops to five vacsnt Frsnch sees, subsequently saying that either the pope must approve the selections of the French government or they will be - announced without the approbation of the holy sea. American Una boat Floated. MANILA. Jan. 15 -News has Just been reoeivea nere inai me lulled states gun--boat Qulroa. which recently went, ashore on the coast of Borneo, has been floated with little damage to the vessel. Kewly Foaad Heir Dies. ST. LOUIS. Jan. 15. William Hodaen. w lio hus been Identified as a son of Mrs. rv anry or ae riournoy street, f'hlfmv,. snj who is ma of three hrlrs to $u.a0. left ny an uncle in r.nsiana. aim lousy in the i uy niMpiui. iiousrn was Drought to 8t j.'iuis one weK ago irom a quarry camp at v mu., suuenug irom lypnoivl lever. sua iuuier liss vna ttouuso PLAN TO SHARE IN PROFITS Massachusetts employes Object to Boycott la l abor Disputes, bat Favor Compulsory Dividends. BOSTON, Jan. 15. Pronounced opposi tion to plans for Industrial profit sharing under compulsion is expressed In the report of the Massachusetts committee on rela tions between employer and employe. This committee, the members of which are Carroll D. Wright, Henry Sterling, Royal Robblns, William II. Osgood and Davis R. Dewey, was appointed last June by the governor of Massachusetts at the direc tion of the leglslture to consider legisla tion concerning the legal relations of em ployer and employe. "It Is difficult to understand." says the committee In Its report, "how a general plan of profit-sharing under compulsion tan advance the Interests of all connected with It." A measure establishing a system of vol untary profit sharing under state super vision Is also objected to on the ground of cumbersome or Impracticable provisions. The committee pronounces "compulsory arbitration" a contradiction In terms, and does not believe that a measure looking to a binding arbitration of Industrial dis putes by public authorities regardless of the wishes of both parties to an entirely private controversy Is In full accord with sound public policy. The committee urges the enactment of laws regulating the as signment of wages and determining em ployers' liabilities for Injuries or death to workmen. "We believe," says the committee, "that the use of boycott as a weapon In trade, labor and other disputes has been carried to extremes, which cannot lie Justified, and that In many cases Its use Is futile." In conclusion the omm!ttee takes up the sub ject of Injunctions. It opposes the blanket Injunction and the prohibition of the use of Injunctions In labor disputes. HOT TIME JN MINNESOTA Man and Woman "tart Tronble In Gambling; Hoose Involving; Entire Town. ST. PAUL, Minn.. Jan. IB. A special dis patch from Black Duck, Minn., snys that great excitement prevailed at Kelllher, a new border town, twenty miles north of here, all night hist night, and today It in believed to be continuing, over a shooting affair which started In a gambling house. The house was surrounded all night by a score of armed men who were, trying to get a man by the name of Plummer and a woman companion who had ejected the proprietor of the house from the place at the point of their revolvers and then began to 'hoot the place up" In true border fashion. When the Inmates were driven out the town council assembled and called for vol unteers. Each man was furnished with a rifle and a quart bottle of whisky, the lat ter as a stimulant (.gainst the rold. Then the shooting began. The house was riddled with bullets. The town marshal was slightly wounded. The couple In the house wrecked the In terlor with axes and fired at everyone who came within range. The lattle continued until midnight; when a truce was arranged until morning. The besieged then took turns at watching and sleeping and occa sionally a shot was fired. In the meantime the sheriff from Beverldge was" summoned and he Is expected to arrive tonight. TREATED DEAD GIRL KINDLY Testimony In Trial Shows that Mabel Bechtel Was of Quarrel some rtr7osltf on. ALLENTOWN, Pa., Jan. 15. In the trial today of Mrs. Catherine Uechtel as an ac cessory aft?r the fact to the murder of her dnughter Mabel, counsel for the defense, Mr. Bchaadt, continued the cross-examination of Mrs. Margaret Miller, who was on the witness stand when court adjourned yesterday. Mrs. Miller testified that she observed three bluod spots on the side walk, directly In front of the Bechtel home. She also saw tracks made by carriage wheels In the rear of the Bechtel house after Mabel's body was found and hoof marks, which looked as though the horse had not stood still. ' The witness said that It was a fact that Trim Bechtel did not talk to Mabel and that he hardly spoke to any member of the family. What did Mrs. Bechtel say about Tom?" asked Mr. Bchaadt. 1 She often said, 'I've got a deaf and dumb boy,' " replied Mrs. Miller. How was Mrs. Bechtel toward Mabel?" 'She? waa too good to her. Mabel con trolled her mother and did as she pleased." "Did Mabel ever quarrel with her mother?" "Oh, yes, sir, she used to swenr at her something dreadful." FIRE CHIEF SHIFTS THE BLAME Chicago Offl-er Admits He Had Re ceived So Report from Iroqnols Theater Bnlldlngr, CHICAGO. Jan. 15. Chief William II, Musbam of the Chicago fire department told the coroner's Jury today that he had nothing to do with the Iroquois theater." The chief threw the blame of the disaster on others. I would have been encroaching on the duties of the building department." he said, If I had tried to enforce the ordinance." Seventeen halls were closed today by order of City Building Commissioner Wil liams. Noncompliance with city ordinances was tne reason assigned. Commissioner Williams said: The building ordinance la to be enforced to the last letter. I believe thttt It will practically close up all t hlcagu to enforce the law. but nevertheless we are going to no u. raciories, cnurcnes. scnooiB, nos- nltsls and business establishments will all come under the Inn of the building law If the ordinance provisions are Insisted noon Mayor Harrison has Known mat as well as I and has told tha council so. But the law Is now bring enforced s fast as inspectors can discover violations, snd such will be the rule from this time on. ARGENTINE SENATE ASSERTIVE Takes Action Against Policy of Gov rantent . as Declared by . Chief Esecattve. NEW YORK.. Jan. 15. The senate has adopted an Important resolution relative to the Panama question, saya a Herald dis patch from Buenos Ayres. Argentine. It wua maintained by the government that the matter was one that did not concern congress, as the executive waa sole Judge, of all International questions. There waa a lively discussion on this point and tha senate finally passed a reso lution declaring that it has the right to take cognisance of the Panama affair and requesting tha government to submit to congress all documents referring to the HOLD THEIR FINAL SESSION Be tiring Officers at Stockmen'a GonTtation Presented wi:h Ilandieme Gifta. CHANCELLOR ANDREWS DELIVERS ADDRESS Jerry Simpson Amid a storm of A p plaase Is Presented Two Pnlr of Socks Made from Oregon Wool. PORTLAND, Ore., Jan! IB. The closing sessions today of the National Live Stork convention Were devoted to the completion of a large amount of detail business. Ad dresses were made on various phases of the Industry and there was continued dis cussion of the railroads and forest reserve matters. The election and Installation of officers will come up during the day. K. Benjamin Andrews, chancellor of the University of Nebraska, in an address on the subject, "The Supply and Demand of Beef Cattle," said In part: There are causes at work tending to diminish the supply of beef cattle and cer tain io uo tnis unless demand, woreases- a question to be considered In a few min utes. The free pasture area on the public domain Is lessening. Thousands of acres of that pasture have been ruined through lam ot nupervision. Here Is, of course, the great argument for a public land-leasing law. over which so much controversy has arisen. Into this 1 do not enter, but it Is clear to all that If such a law could be devised which would enable stock owners to control their ranges so that care for the land would pay and at me same time not hinder honest home- steiullng, great and permanent good would ue uone. As it Is. It being no one's Interest to pre vent, precious soli Is blown away by the wind, covered with gravel by millions of gophers, trampled by cattle, gullied Into rivers by rains and streams, and made desert by thieves stealing and cutting the trees which shelter it. These thlDgs ought not so to oe. Invading; the Range. The federal ox pasture has also been In vaded by homeeteading. This process la still rapidly going on destined to be fur thered, too, by a number of reasons whose power Is only Just coming to be felt. One of Uiese Is Irrigation publlo and pri vate. We need not go so far as some irri gation enthusiasts to be convinced how vast an area now too dry for profitable agricul ture will by and by become good agricul tural land. As much more will be withdrawn from pasturage a little later by the creation of forests. This process n to be accentuated by the growing Impossibility of obtaining sufficient timber for the needs of this great country from the sources hitherto known, There Is not a county this side of the Mis sissippi which might not rrow Its own tim ber: few that mleht not. Lwldes this, grow for export many, very many where tim ber would be the most profitable crop which could be raised, far more so than pasture grass. This ;rontalleness will oe cllscov ered ere ions:, with the result that artl flclal forests will spread over millions of acres now sandy and bare. Population In those countries which draw their main supply of beef from the United States la Increasing by leaps and bounds. with no likelihood of curtailment In file near future. Improvement Is Incessantly going on In the nunlltv of beef, making It more and more delightful, and more and more suit able for food vae. As artificial beefmaking more and more lakes the place of pasture feeding the quality will Improve still fur ther. The rich, as well as the poor, sre learning the exquisite delMonsness and tho great Don valm resting in peer pieces oi inn henner sorts. Mich as ehanxs, snins ana bucks In ilHvlnH- Into US these InVJL.UH ble lesson.!, the ruling high prices of beef re a blessing In disguise, ' , Future Is Assured. The ese Is. briefly as follows; The ponulatlon of the world Is Increasing by leaps and bounds. All must live oft earth products, which of course Include beef. If the nroilucts of men's toil other thsn huahnmlrv were to increase in cost as nus- amlry products must, tne power or non laricultural producers to obtHln husbsndry products would fall off; ut this Is not the .tiuA wiiiia hitMhanrirv rtroducts are going to he harder ana narner to gm, otnr nmuKii nra s s mm flestlnen to ne on- alnaoie at lower aim iown . The result must be that in -..it- r,t ih. higher nwt of beef the ability of nonagTi.'ultural produce to "b'aln beef w:il not substantially cuansre. in'""" nrlces of lieef will, therefore. In all Ukell- nnt iii riown the demnnd. but such urn nf them as cm be saved from the ...... L- n .- will trn tA t he good of beef raisers. The production of beef, therefore, has no nhlous or cloudy future, like deep min- nD- fr,r Instance. It Will nave nn unn r, .inamii hut must In the- long run oe tho naOi nr the 1I1ST. HI OeilKTifU 111 the good book. It Is an encouraging oc cupation to engage In. If you are already n If HA in II 1(1 Ft l rt . Several special resolutions preparea uy the txecutlve committee were Kaopieu. One protested against the operation of the n i.nri isw and recommended an in vestigation of the bill on the 'scrip' miu,ut nnxtr before congress. Another na.t t V. a action of President Roose velt In appointing a committee to lnvestl- mj the nubile land question, aiso tne transfer of control of these lands from the Department of the Interior to that or Ag riculture. A third resolution recommended that the entire subject af reserves be given Into the hands of the secretary of the Department of Agriculture. A resolution was also passed advocating an elastic currency. President Springer ex plained that the object was to get a cur rency of such elasticity that the stock men won't have II per cent money and the Wall street gamblers have 4 per cent money. A resolution was passed calling upon the transportation committee to meet as soon as possible and demand that the transpor tation companies cease their abusive treat ment of the live stock industry. OBlcera Are Elected. The following officers were elected: irranlr J. Hagenbarth of Idaho, president H. A. Jastro ot Colorado, first vice presi dent. . F. M. Stewart or esoum uaaoia, second vice president. 1 Oeorge U- tjouioing or oioraxio, ireasiirtr. CharUa F. Martin of Colorado, secretary. Retiring President Springer and Presi dent-elect Hagenbarth made brief ad dresses. Colonel I F. Wilson, In behalf of the association, presented to Mr. Springer a silver loving cup of handsome design and on behalf of the orchestra which furnished the music for the convention Jerry Simp son presented to Mr. Springer a sliver- mounted stein. Mr. Springer. In behalf of the orchestra, presented to. Jerry Simpson two pairs of socks, made of Oregon wool. Mr. Simpson, after the storm ot applause had subsided, accepted the gift with thanks. The convention adjourned. HEARS RUMOR OF A WRECK British Steamer Believed to Bo Lost OS Coast ot Vancouver Island. BAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15. An uncon firmed rumor has been received from Vic toria, B. C of the wreck of tha Brltlah ship Simla, on the Vancouver Island coast. Owing to the wires being down in that vicinity. It la Impossible to confirm the report at the moment, but it la not unlikely that It la true. The Simla, a large four-masted vessel, was cleared rrora this port by Its mas ter. Captain Steele, on December 10 last for Port Townsead, in ballast, so that It must be In the neighborhood of tha place where the wreck la reports bryan shy on candidates Wants te Go on Record as Xot Hav ing Endorsed Hearst's Can dlaacy. ST. Long, Jan. IS. "Everything points to victory," said William J. Bryan, who spent an hour In St. Louis today, enroute to Lincoln, Neb., In answer to a question nsked by the Post-Dispatch as to the democratic national outlook. "I think we will win." "What do you think about Judge Parker of New York?" he was asked. "I am not thinking about Parker at all," "How would Senator Gorman of Mary land suit you?" "I am not discussing Mr. Gorman or any other candidate at this time." Is It true that you have expressed a preference for Mr. Hearst?" "No," said Mr. Bryan, "I wish you would write down what I have to say about Mr. Hearst." He then dictated the following: "I ap preciate the work Mr. Hearst has done for the democratlo party, and count him among my personal friends, but I am not advocating his nomination or that of any other person. I am avoiding any expres sion of preference fof anybody." "Are you a candidate. Mr. Bryan?" 'I think I have already made it, suffi ciently plain that I am not." 'Would you become one If conditions should indicate the necessity of your mak ing the race?" 'I can imagine no circumstances under which It would be either wise or necessary for me to become a candidate." Mr. Bryan would not commit himself as to the eligibility of Mayor McClellan of New York for the democratic nomination. 'Did your Journey modify In any way your views on the money uestlon?" Mr. Bryan was asked. "It did not," he replied, emphatically. "I am still a believer In the principle of free silver. But I will say this, that I got one new Idea, which I will discuss at some fu ture time." INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 15. A special to the News from Evansvllle says that before leaving here William J. Bryan confided to several local democratic leaders that he will become editor of a new dally paper at St. Ixula this year. It Is said William R. Hearst will be cssociated with Mr. Bryan In the new venture. CHICAGO, Jan. IB. Mr. Bryan tele graphs as follows from Hannibal, Mo.: 'Have not heard of Hearst's St. Louis paper. I shall publish dally edition of the Commoner in St. Louis during the conven tion. W. J. BRYAN." PROBE MUNICIPAL GRAFTING Grand Jury at St. Lonls Examines Witnesses of Alleged Crooked Work. ST. LOUIS, Jan 15.-Addltlonal witnesses were examined today by the grand Jury. which is Investigating) the alleged pneu matic tube and anti-acajplng legislative boodle deals In the house of delegates. Speaker Andrew Gazaolo of the house of delegates was closeted for some time today with Circuit Attorney Folk, but nothing to the result of that ooi 'erence was srlven out. . .I .' information has been' secured . by' the post-uispatch, It is Hated in that paper today, indicating that the alleged house of delegates' combine demanded a large sum of money to pass the bill providing for ad C tlonal St. Louis terminal facl lties and that under the terms of the proposed ar rangement each delegate figuring in tha deal was to receive $975. Dr. A. J. Hammerstoln, delegate from the Thirteenth ward, says he waa promised $975 by another delegate to vote for the bill; he did not learn, he said, whether negotia tions were actually entered Into with rep resentatives of the terminal association or whether the boodle project was aban doned as not being feasible. W. S. McChesney, president of the Ter nilnnl Railroad company, said that at no time while the terminal bills were pend lug would he permit a discussion of their passage other than on their merits. He said: The question of money being necessarv to pass the hill was never discussed In mv presence by any other member of the house or delegates or uy any persons whom I had reason to suspect or have since learned was an ncent of any member of or member of the house of delegates. Of course, I heard sireet rumors inai me mils could he passed If money was used, but I never investigated mem. r I MA NT UUII KtALTT COMPANY I'nlted States Realty Company Prac tically Reorganised at Meeting - Held Yesterday. NEW YORK. Jan. 15. At a meeting of the directors of the United States Realty company today the resignations of C. F, Adams, E. C. Converse, J. H. Hyde, D. F, Hoffman, D. Johnson, A. D. Julllard, W. H, Mclntyre, James Speyer, C. H. Tweed and Cornelius Vanderbllt as directors were pre sented, and It waa said thut the reslgna tlons of directors O. G. Havens, II. J. Grant and Henry Morgenhau have been recently presented. No action has yet been taken om the resignations of R. G. Babbage, R, M. Fellows, F. Hill and M. B. Read, which were tendered last July. Most of the directors who resigned were members of the Speyer reorganization com nil t tee, which recently undertook and later gave up the work of bringing about certain reforms In the management of the com pany. The resignations were all accepted and F. H. Gray, Kdwln Hawley and H. E. Huntington were elected directors. ine acceptance or ine resignations was announced In an official statement, which added: The other vacancies will shortly ha nilt by interests which will work In harmony who me DHiaiice ot mu uouru. it is tne intention or tne interests now In control of the corporation to proceed with business and develop Its property. The unfair and unjust criticism of the corporation s a.leged connection with lab unions nus already oeen refuted, and th present board had already taken steps to remeoy any aerecis wnicn existed. The corporation has great elements of strenalh and under an Intelligent and harmonious management will have a successful career. James BtUlman of the National City bank, who waa a member of the Speyer reorgan Ixatlon committee, remains In the dlrecto rate ot the-realty company. ' GET EXPERT SAFE ROBBER Five Chicago Policemen Sacceed In Landing William Iloollhan Behind Prison Walla. CHICAGO. Jan. IS. Wlm the revolvers of five policemen pointing at his head, Wll Uam HooUhan, alias "Bid." said to be one of the most expert safe robbers la Amer Ira, has been compelled to submit to rest In a Chicago saloon. The prisoner, who Is said to have been a fugitive for the past seven years. Is wanted for having broken out of a Jal In Virginia, where he was sent on charge ot aafa blowing. OUSES IOWA DELEGATION aft Decided Exception to OoTtrnet'i Ei- preuad Views on the Tariff! OMAHA BUSINESS MEN ASK A HEARING Senntor Millard, E. J. Cornish, W. F. Garley and E. Rosewater Occa sion Some Gossip at Capital by Dining Together. (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, Jan. 15. (Special Tele gramsThere was considerable discussion today among members of tho Iowa dele gation over Governor Cummms' utterances In his inaugural address yesterday to the assembly, urging reciprocity with Canada. As one member said: Governor Cummins will not be satisfied until he takes away the tariff from tne farmers of our state. The things that he would admit Into the Vnlted Btates from Canada are the very things that our farm ers raise most eggs, butter, hay and like commodities of the farm." While none of the members would talk for publication there were many adverse xclamations heard. Should Governor Cum mins Insist In Injecting his new idea Into the fight over delegates to the Chicago convention It Is freely predicted that the fiercest battle Iowa has seen In many years will be tne result. ine majority f the Iowa delegation are anti-revlslon- sts. They are "stand patters, some oi them even going so far as to assert that If Governor Cummins' Idea prevailed It would sound the death knell of the re publican party. Xames nval Cadets. Senator Millard today nominated the following; principal and alternatea for the midshipman vacancy whtcn occurs on March 6: Henry D. McGuire of Omaha, principal; Frank J. Wllle of Omaha, first alternate; Ralph Christie of Lincoln, sec ond alternate. McGuire, who Is nominated for principal, was first alternate last year and passed a favorable mental examina tion. He will not be compelled to retake this examination, but will come to An napolis for his physical examination. Omaha Men Want to Be Heard. Judge Jenkins, chairman of the house Judiciary committee, replying to a letter of Benator Millard's transmitting a let ter of the Omaha Business Men's assocla tion requesting a hearing of the anu trust bill, stated that hearing of this bill would be given all persons Interested on February 24, 25 and 26. It Is understood that the Business Men's association of Omaha desires to be heard In protest of the bill. The senate today passed the following pension bills, Introduced by Senator Mil lard: Mary T. Strickland, Omaha, 30; Henry W. Nichols, St Paul, $24. Money for Omaha Building. Supervising Architect Taylor appeared be fore the appropriation committee today In relation to the appropriation for his de partment. Among the many Items urged upon the committee waa one for $3,000 to complete the Omaha postoffice. This amount waa authorised last year, but no money appropriated to carry out the au thorization. , One of the surprises at the capltol today occurred when Senator Millard, Edward Rosewater, E. J. Cornish and W. F. Cur- ley took luncheon together. It was a meet ing of the Hon and the lamb. When a facetious friend asked which was the Hon and which the lamb both Mr. Rosewater and Mr. Gurley smiled knowingly. Mr. Rosewater and Mr. Cornish left this even ing for Omaha. Jlame Omaha Postmaster. It Is expected that Senator Millard will name the new postmaster at Omaha to morrow, although there Is a chance of this selection going over until early next week. Colonel I B. Raymond of Hampton, com mander of the Grand Army of the Republic of Iowa, together with a number of rep resentatives from that organisation, had a bearing today before the Invalid pensions committee of the house on a service pen sion bill., 1 Postal Matters. Rural routes ordered established Februa ry 15: Nebraska Franklin, Franklin county, one additional; area, S square miles; population, 515. Iowa Edgewood, Clayton county, two routes; area, 41 square miles; population, 1.250. Peterson, Clay county, one additional; area, 27 square miles; population, 510. Rural carriers appointed: Nebraska Stelnauer, regular, Lewi J. Hoffman, sub stitute, Paul E. Hoffman. Plalnvlew, reg ular, Alfred H. Axford; substitute, Walter J. Axford. Waverly, regular, Mrs. Ellxa McDonald; substitute, Mlas Ina GUlara. Iowa Knoxvl'.le, regular, Hafry W. Hard ing; substitute, Charles McCoy. Zadok C. DelJissmutt has been appointed postmaster at Wright, Mahaska county, la., vice IL A. Carpenter, resigned. DOUBLE CRIMEBY CHEMIST Prominent Resident of Philadelphia Kills His Wife aad Himself Because Despondent. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 15. Edward K. Landls, aged 45 years, a manufacturing chemist of this city, this afternoon shot and killed his wife, Emma, aged 43 years, and then shot and killed himself at their home In West Philadelphia. Mr. Landls was one of the most widely known chem ists In the United States. He waa a grad uate of the University of Pennsylvania and traveled and studied In Europe. He had been despondent for some time past. Mr. Landls had been ill lit bed with asthma for two weeks and was In a nerv ous state, bordering on Insanity. Today the constant ringing of the doorbell exas perated him and be called his wife. When she entered the room he drew a revolver and shot her In the breast. She ran out of the room and he followed, shooting her a second time. She died from the effects of the second wound. He then turned the weapon upon himself, putting a bullet into bis brain, dying almost Instantly. COURT WILL GO TO LINCOLN I'nlted States Judge Opeas Session State Capitol Next Week. The clerk of the United States circuit and district courts are making arrange ments for the transfer of the court to Lincoln for the term beginning next week. It Is believed that the session at Lincoln will be brief, as there are but about half a dosen cases docketed. The petit Jury drawn for that term will be empanelled Monday, morning. Up to this date no further praecipes have been issued in the Indictments found by the last Inderal grand Jury. NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST Fair and Colder Satnrdayi Sunday Fair and Warmer In West Tortlon. Temperature at Omaha Ycstcrdayl Hoar. Hour. 1 P. a P. A p. 4 p. ft p. p. T p. H p. p. Ilea;. ft n. a. T n. H n. n. 4 st no ao o xx an 8M m. , . . 4:i m . . . , m m . , , . m m, 4(1 8fl 10 a. 11 a. Ill tn. nt 8J CAPTAIN HELD RESPONSIBLE Witnesses Give Damaging Testimony In the Clallam Disaster and Warrants Are Issued. VICTORIA, B. C, Jan. IB. Application waa made today at the coroner's Inquiry Into the Clallam disaster for warrants for the arrest of Captain Roberts and others who are held responsible for the wreck on a charge of manslaughter. Counsel repre senting the Dominion government today said that sufficient evidence had been se cured to show criminal negligence, and he would apply to the provincial government on behalf of the Dominion government In seeking the arrest of the captain andtothers held to be responsible. Evidence waa given today by Richard Griffiths, one of the crew of the Clallam. Griffiths gave a clear statement of hap pening In connection with the disaster. He said that Captain Roberts was much ex cited when the boats were lowered. Grif fiths said he had no hope that the boats would live, and advised people not to go tn them. He said no steps were taken to rescue those In tho water after the first boat had capslsed, although they were alonaside the steamer. There were no rockets or blue fires or other signals on hburd, as far as he knew. The rudder was known not to be In good condition, and the steamer would not steer well. Griffiths said he had thought of cutting the line when, the tug Holyoke was towing. as the Bteamer was foundering, but did not because he had not been ordered to do so, and he understood that the captain could shoot any one not obeying orders at such a time. BEST MEN NOT FOR THE PULPIT Rev. Dr. Lloyd Saya Priesthood Needs Manhood of .Which Railroad Presidents Are Made. KANSAS CITY, Jan. 15. -Addressing the convention of Episcopal bishops of the Sixth missionary district here today, the Rev. Dr. Lloyd of New York, general secretary of the board of managers of foreign mis sionaries, occasioned much enthusiasm by his description of the sort of men needed In the church. The reason he said that the best, men, themselves with the most manhood, do not offer themselves for the priesthood nowadays Is because the call lng has been belittled by misrepresent tlon. If, In ten boys one Is delicate, that one will be the future priest. Why? Be cause he has had time to think and re flect. ..The church need- wen . fit to be presl dents of railroads. It needs western men If the nation Is to be truly American, and, said Dr. Lloyd, "It cannot be made Amer ican as Henry Clay said, only by the prayer book and the constitution. It's no use to bring eastern men to the west. Some few men have been driven west because the east wouldn't feed them and tn con sequence the very best stuff tn America is this side of the Mississippi river. The kind of men we want here," he said In closing, 'are western men." A. resolution was adopted declaring in the future the word conference Instead of convocation shall be uaod In designating the meetings of the missionary bishop and delegates. SHERIFF MAKING ARRESTS Cltlscns Who Tried to Stcnl the Town of Mountain Tnrlt and Escaped Ballets Locked i p. GUTHRIE, Okl., Jan. 15. The Mountain Park men Injured In the battle between the Mountain Park and Snyder cttlsens last night were: S. L. Garborough, hit In right aide and arm: will die. William Humphrey, shot through l0-s- will rile. both Theooore coieman, snot in neaa, sen' ously. ... . , , . A , J. A. MaciiBren, snoi in nini leg. W. D. Neal, shot in leg". The list of Snyder wounded has not been obtained. The battle occurred at the bridge across Dry Otter creek and resulted from the attempted moving of sixty-three houses from Mountain Park to Snyder. Mountain Park people thought by destroying the bridge they would stop the moving of houses, and three attempts were made to destroy It. When the news reached Bnyder that another attempt was being made Con stable Gilbert obtained the help of a posse. The sheriff has arrived at Bnyder and Is making many arrests. PEARSE VISITS MILWAUKEE Omaha Superintendent of Schools Looking Over Field for Pos sible Move. MILWAUKEE, Wis.. Jan. 15 (Speclsl Telegram.) Superintendent C. O. Pearse of Omaha, who Is likely to be a candidate for the superlntendency of the Milwaukee schools, arrived here today anjl will re main over Sunday. Prof. Pearse was met by the committee of the school board and Introduced to educators here. This even lng he was tendered an Informal reception at the Planklnton house. The program outlined for Superintendent Pearse during his stay Is the same as was arranged for Superintendent Blodgett last week, and will give Mllwaukeeans an opportunity to he come acquainted with him. and give him a chance to become better acquainted with th5 educational facilities of the city. ' N00RDLAND COMES TO PORT Red Line Steamer Reaches Phila delphia After Being; Five Daya Overdue, PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 15.-The Red Star line steamship Noordland, Liverpool for Philadelphia, passed In the Delaware breakwater today, five days overdue. The delay, as reported by Captain Roberts, was due to the breaking during heavy weather of an eccentric strap on the en gine. The big steamship was hove to for two days for repairs and later proceeded under "headway repairs." There are 230 passengers on the vessel and during tha time required to make the necessary repairs there was practically no excitement on board the Noordland. 1 All on board are well. JAPAN MUST START Minister of that Country Eaji Ennia Will Hot Daclara Open War. " SAYS JAPAN STANDS FOR 0PN DOOR Claimi that Intereiti of United Btates and Island Are Identical. STILL HOPE TOR A PEACEFUL ISSUE 11 though Gronndi Are Small Diplomats Hope to Avert Hoitilitiee, WASHINGTON IS TAKING MUCH INTEREST Secretary Hay aad Russian Ambas sador Have Conference, In Which Former Is Told Treaty Itlabts Will Be Respected. LONDON, Jan. IS. Trie Japanese minis ter, Paron Hayashl, had received ho ludl- cation this morning of the probable attl tude of KuFsIa, but he said to a representa tive of the Associated Press: "It Is prac tically certain that any declaration of war will not emanate from Russia." The minister Is not very hopeful of the result of the latest Japanese note. He specftcally denies that Japan's reply sug gests the neutralisation of a portion of Manchuria as well as of a portion of Corea, or that mention was made of the right to break off negotiations. "Our conditions," said the minister, "are practically summed up In the concluding portion of the State department's an nouncement rcgsrdlng the Chinese-American treaty. For these principles, to which Secretary Hay says the United States la irrevocably committed, we are willing to go to war unless Russia will consent to give us a definite pledge that It. too. ad heres to the open door and Chinese sover eignty In Manchuria." The report published In the Unite! - States by news agencies to the effect that the British government had notified Japan that any attempt of the Russian Black sea fleet to pasa the Dar danelles would be checked by decisive ao- . tlon. Is untrue. The facts remain as ca bled to the Associated Press January 11. Foreign Secretary Lansdowne totfay ex pressed disbelief that Russia had any In tention of trying to send a fleet through the Dardanelles, adding that It would be an obvious breach of treaty In which Great Britain could not possibly acquiesce, i Biron Hayashl tonight, commenting on .. the Associated Press dispatch from St. Petersburg quoting the peaceful state ment made by the crftr to member of th , diplomatic corps yesterday at the New ' Year's reception, said: 'I have read .with pleasure tha state- ' ment attributed to the csar. If these are j his majesty's views there will be no war. The question rests with him. Japan has i.othlng further to Bay." The minister tdded that he had received a dispatch from Toklo Canylng th state ment fiat Japan was trying tn fnduce Corea to recognise a Japanese protect orate. ' ' . '. , ,! A rtlspatch to Renter's Telegram com- : pany from Br. Petersburg says, that Rus- slan government circles and the Japanese legation are both optimistic,- while among the press and publlo there Is strong hope ' that the crisis will have a peaceful Issue. The Japanese legation reiterated today that tha Toklo government waa pacific and dented that the sentiments of the Japanese : nation were aa bellicose as represented by many newspaper. j Tho Japanese government has taken th Nlkko Maru and the Kasuga Maru, two new fnst steamers of the Nippon line for use as dispatch vessels. Ballings from London continue for th present, although the Nippon line sailings from Japan have been cancelled. Thar Is much diminution In freight, however, In consequence of the high premiums. Feeling; la Wsaklsgton, WASHINGTON, ' Jan. 15. State depart- ' ment advices today from Japan lndlrat an extraordinary activity In the prepara tion for war. These add to the pessimistic - feeling already existing here respecting ' the probability of amicable adjustment of the . Russo-Japanese trouble. Meanwhile ' the Japanese government Is reported to be striving desperately to find some possible means of settlement, but the State depart ment learns that while professing a desl. - for peace the Rust-Ian position, at least In principle, remains unchanged, and there la no sign of a disposition to yield to th Japanese proposal. Still the official opinion here la that If left to diplomacy the present situation may continue for several days or even weeks. The two chance of an earlier breach are said to be found In the possibility of the Immediate occupation of Corean points by Japanese forces and the presence in the Red sea simultaneously of Russian and Japanese warships. Respecting the possi bilities of a naval clash In that section It Is pointed out that only In case of formal existence of war could be applied to th Sues canal the rule of neutrality wrllch require a period of twenty-four hours to elapse between the departure from th termini of the canal of warship of bellig erent powers, so In advance of a declara tion of war there la nothing to prevent a naval battle within sight of the canal en trance tn the Red sea. Secretary- Hay and Count Casslnl, th ' Russian ambassador, had a long and satis factory conference at the State depart ment on the far eastern situation. The ambassador again gave emphatic assurance to Secretary Hay that our treaty right in Manchuria will be respected In any eventuality, a Russia believes th Inter ests of this government there ara ex clusively commercial. A cablegram received from Ambassador McCormlck at St. Petersburg today con firms the press reports of the strong declaration in favor of peace of th caar at the New Year's reception at th Im perial palace last night. Wonld Transfer Negotiations. ST. PETERS bURO, Jan.'l5.-Th diplo mats here regard favorably th suggestion to tranrfi-r th Russo-Japanes negotia tions to St. Petersburg. They do not think It is Intended to deluy matters, a inter preted abroad, but bellev it would remove the negotiations from ths hands of th war party, represented by Admiral Alexleff, th Russian viceroy In the far east, and enabl - the csar and Foreign Minister Lamsdorff to more closely control them. Continuing Its anti-war campaign, th Rus today predicts that even granting that Russia Is victorious, there will he subsequent Interference on the part of other powers, and a "new edition of th Berlin congress." Japan's reply Is nbw under consideration here. The Russian Foreign office say the present stage of the negotiations 1 an advance on previous stages In certain respects. The two govtmmenta bad an-