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The Omaha ' Daily Bee.
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Arthir to Unnamad Dei'.ia ' y
Wken They Aik They Art Told Waf
Hot Been Declared. '-'
Bitter Feeling Sow at Berlin Than Bm
Heretofore Eiited.
ark Intimation la Ulven la Report
by America Minister at Seoul
Received hy State !)
PORT ARTHUR. Jan. 19 Four tnousand
troupe are to leave here tomorrow bound
northward. Otherwise city life la nor
mal and there has been no exodus of
Applications by correspondents desiring
to accompany the force have all been met
with 'a reply that hostilities are not ex
pected and therefore It would be prema
ture to Issue permits.
The authorities here state definitely that
Russia has no Intention or desire to In
terfere In Corea, evtm should Japan con
tinue to land small bodies of troops there
In contravention of the existing treaties, an
the KusMans assert the Japanese are do
ing, under the pretext that they are only
I railway guards
I Berlin Feels Easier.
1 BERLIN, Jan. 19. The apprehension that
there might be war between Japan and
w llus.il a which prevailed at the Foreign of-
ce two or three days last week has been
i replaced by temporary confidence that Rus
sia would bo able to satisfy Japan.
Although this la the opinion held today
by the . Foreign office, as the Associated
Press learns, yet the ' delicate . balance
might easily be disturbed by insistence on
either side. The official news from St.
Petersburg describes the sentiments of the
cxar's ministers an being for peaoe. The
relative attitude of the two powers is de-
lined as Japan bolng firm and positive and
Russia as being conciliatory. What prob
ably Is as suggestive as any portion of
tho new received by the Foreign office Is
that Japan and Russia now exchange ideas
Informally by telegraph dally.
Rasalaa Spies la Germany.
Tho Intimate relations between Germany
S-nd Russia were brought out in the Reioh
tag today during a discussion over the
privilege given to ' Russia's secret agent
on this aids of the frontier.
Tho socialists gava notice some time ago
that at the reopening ot Parliament they
would question the government on the sub
ject. Herr Ernst Haas was put forward
by the party today to make the attack. He
asserted that Russia, maintained a chief
( spies in' Berlin, ' named Taxdik, -who re
ceived 19,000 yearly and enjoyed the title of
nls , exoelloncy. .Herr Haas . then inert
tloned by name Tardlk's principal assistant.
whose relations with the German govern
ment were such as to permit them, Herr
Haas aClrmed, to use the German polios
agencies and other Instruments of the gov
rnment as though they were Russian stu
dents or other residents, occasionally get
ting at the postal officials and opening malt
addressed to Russians. The deputy accused
the spies of using the methods of house
breakers, seemingly without exciting police
vlgtlanoe, and say they forged a power of
attorney to receive the mall of a socialist
member of the Reichstag suspected of be
Ing In correspondence with Russians who
were under tho disapproval of the Russian
Herr Haas then asked 'the ministers If It
was not true that Russians were conducted
across ths Russian frontier, at the request
of th Russian government, without extra
dition proceedings or the bringing of specific
charges. Ths principle laid down by the
German government, tho deputy added.
seemed to be that any Russian residing In
Germany who was obnoxious to his own
government became thereby Immediately
an undesirable resident, and Instead of be-
I I .Mi allowed to cross any frontier as h
jflssrlleaaed. he was put across the Russian
Forels-a Emissaries Make Trouble.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19. Ths only ad
vices received over night at the Stats de
partment from ths sast corns from Minister
Allen at Seoul. He reports that Cores, Is
In a panicky condition and there Is ap
prehension of a riotous outbreak at any
Ths Intimation Is conveyed that interested
foreign emissaries are at ths bottom of thess
disturbances, ths result of which may be
to afford an excuse tor Intervention and
the placing of large forces In Corea, thus
precipitating a hostile collision between
Russia and Japan.
Denies story ef Visit to Csar.
T. PETERB BURG, Jan. 19. -There is no
truth la the statement telegraphed to th
Cologne Oasette that a personal Interview
between the caar and th Japanese minis-
tec. Kurlno, had been arranged. It would
be most unusual for th csar to give
personal audience to a simple minister,
and It is authoritatively denied that such a
meeting was ever contemplated.
It la confirmed from a Japanese source
that Russia. In notifying Japan of its rec
ognition of treaty rights In Manchuria, ex
presely excepted the privileges of foreign
settlements, and It Is further said that th
United States had been informed that
Japan was disposed to contest this point,
which It considered vital, in ths experience
of trade privileges.
All ths newspapers today publish edl
toiials on the suggestion and declare such
a step la unnecessary. ,
Raaalaa Reply Kiseeted.
LONDON, Jan. 19. A dispatch to Reu
tor's Telegram company from Toklo says
ths Russian reply Is expected shortly and
thai It Is believed that It will make some
concession, but It Is doubted whether these
will tts sufficiently far-reaching.
Public moral la Booth Afrlea.Over
Remains victims of Bint,
lag Reservoir.
TtLOEMFONTKlN. Jan. 19.-It Is
limited tnat sixty persons wera rim-.-...
as a result of the bursting, of a reservoir
Iter Bunaay. wmcn siso aestroyed
nnuae and thro hotels.
There was a publlo funeral and Interment
today of twenty-tnr of th bodies
ready recovered. Th ceremonies were
tended by sll ths local oRlrlala mm
of th Inhabitants. Ths shops wer closed
and lbs low la aaour&lDCt
Former Colonial Secretary Addresses
Business Common It y on Fiscal
Policy at Guild Hall.
I5NDON. Jan. 1.-Thn Guild hall was
packed to suffocation today to hear Joseph
Chamberlain speak.
i Mr. Chamberlain, who was accompanied
his wife, received a great ovation. He
'an by declaring that the provincial
?r of commerce of the United King--i
had been heard from In regard to his
tariff proposals, but the views of the cltl
eens of London were not yet known. He
desired to ascertain how tho city men felt
on the subject of his scheme before the
opening of Parliament and regretted that,
owing to Its nonpolltlcal character, the
meeting would not have the opportunity
of voting directly for or against him.
Mr. Chamberlain, who sold he believed
the same arguments he, used in the prov
inces would appeal equally to Imperialistic
London, then proceeded to reiterate his
well-known fiscal views. He pointed out
that, while London was now the clearing
house of the world, he doubted if that posi
tion could be maintained If the ancient su
perstition was to be upheld. Before It was
too late a lesson should be learned from
the fate of Venice, Holland and the
Hanseatlc states, whose greatness had
vanished because .they had no productive
nd creative energy behind them. London
would no longer be the world's clearing
ouse If Great Britain's present relations
with its colonies and the great neutral
countries of the world were disturbed by a
dlmunltlon In the multiplicity of the extent
of the transactions which hitherto had been
creating new wealth.
Its opponents claimed that tho recent
Board of Trade returns destroyed his con
tentions, but he Intended to base his future
arguments on those returns, as they proved
hst the growth of foreign exportatlons to
the British colonies had greatly exceeded
the growth of exportatlons from the
motherland. The position of Great Britain
was deteriorating and though he anticipated
no immediate catastrophe, the situation
called loudly for some remedy. The leS'
sons of the past must be applied and the
framework of a new empire must be built
up under new conditions by adopting the
protective policy adopted by every civilised
nation and creating new bonds ot union
with th colonies.
Although no vote of confidence was per
mitted, the enthusiasm of the members of
th Stock exchange, who escorted Mr.
Chamberlain's carriage to the Guild hall,
the cheers which punctuated his . speech
and ths vociferous applause at th close
of his remarks must have assured the
former colonial secretary that h had the
full sympathy of his audience.
Almost simultaneously with Mr. Cham
berlaln's exposition of his policy In the
Guildhall the duke of Devonshire and
Lord George Hamilton addressed an
equally enthusiastic meeting.
The duke of Devonshire said he was
coming more and more to believe that the
government was right in advocating a
policy of . retaliation against protectionist
countries, but with Premier Balfour al
lowing himself to b so dragged Into the
Chamberlain propaganda, it would be im
possible for the unionists to maintain their
alignment with the government.
Discredited London Promoter Tes
tifies la His Owi Behalf
la London Coort.
LONDON, Jan. 19. There was a consld
erable crush In court and a bust of an
ticipation when Whitaker Wright, the
company pro noter on trial on the charge
of fraud, entered the witness box today,
The former financier was composed and
answered questions firmly. He first re
lated th story of his life In America and
then told of th foundation of ths London
at Glob corporation, which, he declared.
was prosperous until the end of 1899, after
th South African war had started, when
matters became disastrous. The witness
added that h assisted th company out
of his private pocket, lending it between
2,000,000 and 1 600,000. Previous to this hs
had prepared a settlement of 11. 600,000 on
his family, giving 9500,000 to each ot his chll
dren, but one day In 1899 th company's
accountant Informed him that he must
have 11.500, 000 or th company would be
obliged to suspend. Ths witness said hs
supplied the money and, consequently, the
settlement on his family was never car
ried out.
Wright admitted that hs only held 2.500
shares of the London Glob corporation
at the time of the crash and said hs tried
to Induce ths late Lord Duffertn to resign his
directorship because ths newspapers at
tacked him over Lord Dufferin'a shoulders,
Tho witness had Intimated to Lord Duffertn
that th position of chairman of a specu
lativ company was not dignified, but Lord
Dufferin replied that hs was well satisfied
and that he wished to retain ths position.
After Experiences of Years Australia
la Convinced that Prohibition Of
Mongolians Is Imperative.
MELBOURNE, Jan. 19. Ths federal
premier, Alfred Deakln, after a consults,
tlon with the premier of New Zealand. R.
J. Seddon. has cabled to fhs authorities at
Pretoria to the effect that Australia, after
an experience, of years. Is convinced that
the prohibition of Chinese labor Is Im
perative in British communities expecting
to enjoy responsible self government. Pre
mier Deakln added that he was reluctant to
Interefr outside ot Australia, but the fed.
erai ministry was compeuea to express
deep apprehension of the result of the
Introduction of Chines labor Into the
Transvaal. Ha foresaw grave perils, racial
politically and sanitary, as in spits of safe-
guards it was impossible to prevent serious
Attorney General Finishes Examine
tloa of Case Before Coort of
PARIS. Jan. 19. Tho Associated Press
learns that ths report of Attorney General
Baudern la favorable to Dreyfus, following
the view adopted by th court which rec
ommended a revlalon of the case. Ths
sttorney general today finished the exam'
ination of tho ease before the court of ess
satlon. . Ths decision of ths court, which
is not expected for some weeks, un
doubtedly will b In favor of Dreyfus.
toaasor Collide with Iro.
BRIDGEPORT. Conn.. Jan. 19. Th
steamer John H. Btarln or ths Btartn Un
bound from New York to New Haven, wli
thirteen passenger and freight, ran tut
Ice or aom sunken obstruction while o
Bridgeport today and sank on the mud
flats after being iuwm into this harbor.
Its Psssongois war. ta.n off aalely
KsiobitAg Authorises Extraordinary Credit
to Suppress Bell rirent latifei.
Present Warlike Africans Were Ones
Loyal, bat Never Advocates of
Germany's Political and
Social Order.
BERLIN, Jan. 19. Tho bills authorising
supplementary credits of 705,SnO for Ger
man Southwest Africa, made necessary by
ths dispatch of reinforcements of troops to
Southwest Africa owing to the revolt of the
Hernros tribesmen, passed their first and
second reading in the Reichstag today.
Dr. Btuebel, director of the Colonial de
partment of th Foreign office in the Reich
stag, today made a full exposure of the
government's Information about the Hr
reros rising. He said the rising ot the Bon
delzwarta tribesmen had unquestionably
been ended between January and 10, but
at the same time came the first news of
the movement in central Southwest Africa.
A telegram arrived January 11 from Wind
hoek saying that Okahandja had been occu
pied by natives and that telegraphic con
nection with Windhoek and Bwhkopmund
was cut. The government immediately dis
patched a relief column by railroad from
Swakopmung, but it Is not known how far
it got. The relief of Otymblngue, a mission
tatlon south of Windhoek, which was also
occupied by natives, was attempted from
Karlblh and forces had just been sent to
protect the railroad station at Karlblb,
which had been p'.accd in a defensive po
Sltaatlon Is Grave.
On German post in the northern portion
of Herreros territory was also besieged,
The natives had secured uniforms at a shop
at Johannan Albrechtshohe, which they had
plundered. Dr. Steubel added that he re
garded the situation as being extremely
grave. The acting governor of German
Southwest Africa was commanding a bat
talion of field artillery.
Few Whites Involved.
The territory Involved In the uprising em
braces a population of 1,542 whites. The
fundamental cause of the ' revolt was the
inability of the natives to forget their
former freedom. The Germans had been
accustomed to regard the Herreros as al
lies against the Wltboys. The Herreros
remained loyal In 1896, when the first up
rising was suppressed.
"Nevertheless," Dr. Steubel continued
the Herreros remained enemies of politi
cal and social order," which the Germans
were striving to Introduce. Moreover, with
th railroad cam additional farmers and
the dispossession of natives through the
purchase of lands. The government had
Introduced a short repurchase term for
land bought of natives; but the Interests
of the settlers and natives conflicted in
many respects. Apparently th 'present
rising had been planned long ago and had
been kept secret. It was significant, con
tinued Dr. Steubel, that numerous laborers
employed In ths Transvaal mines, on
learning of th Bondelswarts warring,
turned to participate In it. The farmers
and missionaries were completely surprised.
Tho risings proved tho necessity for dis
arming the natives.
Ccntorlsts Support Government.
Dr. Spahn, a member of tho center
party, said hs thought It safe to pledge
the whole House to support tho govern
ment, although it was true, as the Frank
furter Zeitung had explained, that the
rising was due to other causes than the
government had referred to, particularly
to th severity with which traders had
enforced the payment of debts contracted
by the natives. However, Dr. Spahn added
the present moment was not suited for
such a discussion.
Herr Bebel, the socialist leader, said he
was not opposed to speedy action. He
explained that similar risings had charge
terlsed the colonization as practiced by
the civilised nations throughout the world,
and quoted from a letter from Southwest
Africa saying that if th Herreros began
a struggle It would be In desperation. Herr
Bebel added that he believed th Herreros
had sufficient reasons for desperation.
Missionary reports complained of the fur
theranc of Immorality and drunkenness
by th settlers, as an additional cause for
desperation was th freedom with which
bodily chastisement was practised.
Pending th arrival of mora exact In
formation the socialists would abstain
from voting, without prejudice to their
general opposition to ths colonial policy.
Th leaders of other parties briefly de
clared their readiness to support ths sup
plementary estimates, reserving their crltl
clsm for a more seemly occasion.
Head of Servian Government Willing
to Tara Conntry Over to
Powers. .
VIENNA, Jan. 19.-King Peter of Servla.
according to a report from Cettlnje, Monte
negro, published by th Neuea Welner
Journal, is preparing to voluntarily re
nounce the throne and allow the powers to
nominate his successor.
Ths prince of Montenegro Is said to hav
received a mandate from Russia ts clear
up th precarious situation In Servla and
King; Peter Is alleged to have recognised
the untenabillty of his position and to be
willing to abdicate. His successor, it is
added, will only be permitted to ascend the
throne conditional on his agreeing to pun
Ish the leaders of the conspiracy which
resulted In the assassination of King Alex
ander and Queen Draga, removing all those
who were directly or indirectly concerned
In ths conspiracy. Ths statement pub
llshed by the Neues Welner Journal is not
confirmed, but all reports Indicate that
affairs in Servla are steadily growing worse
and that they are causing the greatest
anxiety in Russia and Austria. The Ber
vlan conspirators sre said to be openly
threatening to take revenge on Europe by
Joining In the expected Macedonian out
break In the spring. The Internal condition
of Servia Is alarming. Outside the towns
Ufa and property are insecure. The roads
are Infested with brigands.
Reports of Death Circulated Regard
law tho Popo Do Not Dlstarb tho
Pentl at Rome.
ROME, Jan. 19. When ths rumor of th
d4th of tho popo which was circulated la
Madrid came to ths ears of ths pontiff, his
holiness exclaimed to a friend:
What, already! Leo was left in peace for
Bv years after Ms election, while with
me these rumors hav begun at th end of
only a few months. It may bo a good
thing to look at this from a superstitious
standpoint, but I am the other way, and
vu uuua b sr yroiuug. my. iuaa
overaor of Mississippi Thinks Black
Race Han deteriorated Because
of Knowledge.
JACKSON. Miss.. Jan. 19 In his Inaugural
address, delivered today before a joint ses
sion of the Mississippi legislature. Governor
Vardaman declared the growing tendency
of the negro to commit criminal assault on
white women Is nothing mors or less than
the manifestations of th racial desire for
social equality. In strong terms he de-
tared that education Is the curse of the
negro race and urged an amendment to the
state constitution that will place the dis
tribution of the common school fund solely
within the power of ths legislature. Contin
uing his discussion tof th negro question
Governor Vardaman said:
As a race he is neterioratinn- morally
every day. Time hast demonstrated that he
is more criminal as a free man than as a
slave, that he is Increasing In criminality
wnn ingntrui rapidity, being one-third
more criminal in IKso than he was In 1XS0.
The startling facts revealed by the census
show that thne who can read snd write
sre more criminal (than the Illiterates,
which Is true of do i oilier element of our
population. ' I am advised that tho mini
mum Illiteracy among the negroes is found
in new r.naiann, wnere It Is 21.7 per cent.
The maximum la found in the black belt
Ixiulxlana. MlKsisslrnt nnri South t Hrnliiia
where It is 66.7 per cent. And yet the negro
in rsew r.iiRiami is Tour and one-half times
more criminal, hundred for hundred, than
he is In the black belt. In the south,
Mississippi pnrtlcularty. I know he is grow
ing worse every year. You cm scarcely
f'lck up a newspaper whose rages are not
ilackened with the account of nn unmen
tionable crime committed hy a negro brute,
and this crime, 1 want to impress upon you,
Is but the manifestation of the negro's
aspiration for social equality, encourage!
largely ny tnn rnaracter or free education
n vogue, which the slate Is lew na- tribute
upon the white people to mnlntnln.
The better class of nCiri-oe In no! rpnnnnnl.
ble for this terrible condition, nor for the
criminal tendency of, their race. Nor do
I wish to be und"rstooa un censuring thorn
for It. I am not censuring anybody, nor
am I Inspired by 111 will for the negro, but
I am simply calling attention to a most
unfortunate and unendurable condition of
fcffnlrs. What shall lie done fcbout it?
My own Idea Is that the character of the
education of the negro ought to lie changed.
ir. artec years oi earnest errort and tne
expenditure of fabulous sums of money to
educate his bead, we have succeeded In
maamg a criminal out or mm and im
periling" his usefulness and efficiency as
a laborer, wisdom suggest that we make
another experiment snd see If we cannot
m Drove him bv educating his hand and
his heart. This must be a moral sub-
stratem upon which to build, or you cannot
make a desirable citizen.
The governor also declares that the peo
ple of the nation should rise up and de
mand tho repeal of the fifteenth amend
With Mercury Below Zero Homeless
and Poor Have Hard Time
In Metropolis.
NEW TORK, Jan. 19. Intensely cold
weather lost night and today caused suffer
ing all over the city among the homeless
and poor and the temperature, below sero,
brought conditions of extreme discomfort
for all whose duties called them into th
open air. The police wer kept busy caring
for unfortunates, several of whom wer
found unconscious, on in a dying condl
Th temperature began to drop suddenly
last evening, passing sero during; tho night,
and at 8 a. m. 1 be 1 -"" waa registered at
the weather bureau, suuch lower tempera'
tures prevailing liv more exposed portions
of tho city. Firemen wer greatly handi
capped In their work today by the intense
cold and bursting of hose. Dispatches
from all over the state report extremely
cold weather, the thermometer going as
far as 40 below sero in ths central portion
of the state.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 19. Extreme
cold again prevails in Connecticut today,
The temperature her equals the lowest of
the record of the season 6 degrees below
zero. Much lower thermometer readings
were reported from outside points, espa
dally from the Litchfield Hills, where it
was 24 to 31 below.
BOSTON, Jan. 19. Railway travel was
again badly Interfered with today owing
to the recurrence of extreme cold weather,
At 8 a. m. the temperature was 5 below in
this city. In northern New England dur
ing the night ths mercury stood-at 20 be
low and even lower at some points.
Presbytery Will Try Eastern Pastor
for Preaching; Sermon Which Was
Followed hy a Lynching.
DOVER, Del., Jan. 19. The Newcastle
presbytery decided today to try Rev. R. A,
Elwood of Wilmington, Del., on the charges
in connection with the preaching of
sermon by him last June entitled, "Should
the Murderer of Helen Bishop Be Lynched."
The trial will take place in the Presby
terian church at Newcastle on February
1 The action taken today is in line with
the instructions given the presbytery by
the synod of Baltimore, which has Juris
diction over the Newcastle presbytery,
The declalon to give Mr. Elwood an ec
clesiastical trial was not decided upon un
til after a bitter debate of several hours,
Mr. Elwood demanded a public trial and
that It be held In his own church at Wil
mington. The selection of Newcastle is
In the nature of a compromise. Tho ques
tion of .trying him In public or behind
closed doors has not yet been determined,
The complaint against Mr. Elwood is that
hs delivered a sermon at Wilmington which
it Is alleged so worked up the people that
the next' night a mob gathered, stormed
the workhouse, took out George White,
the colored man, who confessed to assault
ing and killing Helen Bishop, and burned
him to death at the stake.
Grand Tronic Not Permitted to Pro
ceed with Smallpox- oa
BUFFALO, N. T.. Jan. 19. A special to
th News from Niagara Falls says the
Grand Trunk passenger train No. 4 la in
quarantine at Niagara Falls, Ont., with a
case of smallpox on board. The train waa
stopped on the bridge and all th passen
gers held prisoners.
Dr. Bingham. Immigrstlon physician, waa
summoned, and be In turn summoned
Health Offlser Scott. The train i
fumigated. Fourteen people were exposed
to the disease.
KtSSj of Charles Hall of Los Angeles
Will Go to Eaatera Relatives
Nest of Kla.
LOS ANGELES, Cal.. Jan. 19. Tho es
tate of Chsrles Hall, for which mors than
a aosen widows nave entered claims, was
distributed by order of court today. The
entire tatat. amounting to (144,004, goes
to nine heirs in Boston. Ths stste re
ceived over t&,ooo ouji Ut ostata as in
hortuuic tax, . ,
Senator Millard Makes Bscoroatendation
and Nans Goei to Einata Soon.
Junior Senator Announces He Is Not
Candidate for Delegate to the
Kelt National Repabllcaa
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19. (Special Tele
gram.) Captain Henry E. Palmer is to be
the next postmaster at Omaha. His name
will be sent to th senate tomorrow or
Thursday. Speaking of the selection of
Captain Palmer, Senator Millard said:
"This has been tho hardest proposition
to decide that has been submitted to me
ince I came to the senate. I have had
nearly a dosen applications for the Omaha
postmastership, all of them being sup
ported by representative citizens. Some of
them naturally were more strongly urged
than others, but there was not an appli
cant who would not have conducted the
office acceptably.
"The present postmaster, Mr. Crowe who
was an applicant for reappointment, has
given splendid satisfaction In his position.
This is also true of his assistant, Mr.
Woonard. Conditions, however, seemed to
Indicate that Mr. Palmer was the man to
be appointed at this time and his name
will go to the senate In a day or two. I
wish I could have appointed them sll to
the place, but of course that being out Of
the question from out of those who were
candidates for the place I had ,to select
Borne one person which I have done. In
th person of Captain Palmer. I recognize
that there undoubtedly will be criticism on
the part of those who failed to receive the
nomination, but looking at It from every
view point, I reached the conclusion that
Captain Palmer would measure up to the
It In understood that Mr. James Wood
ard. present deputy postmaster, will bo re
appointed by Captain Palmer.
Millard Not a Candidate.
Senator Millard tonight, speaking of
the coming convention . for delegates to
the national republican convention said
that he did not want his friends to regard
him as a candidate for delegate. He stated
that the party had honored him with an
election to the senate of the United States
and recognized that there were many able
men In the state who would esteem It an
honor to be sent to. Chicago as a repre
sedative of the republican party In Ne
braska and he believed that those men
should ba recognized. The senator said he
thought an early convention was desirable
and suggested that the president would be
pleased to have the convention held about
April 1.
Appropriation for the Missouri.
Henry T. Clark of Omaha, president of
the Missouri River Improvement associa
tion, together with C. B. Sebastian of
Columbia, Mo.j F. W. Mtrxwell, commlS'
sloner of the Commercial club of St. JO'
eph, and ex-Representative Thomas Bow
man, are in Washington for the purpose
of appearing before the livers and harbors
oommltte of th house with a view of
securing an appropriation of $5,000,000 to be
spent In revetment work on the Missouri
river. It Is not the purpose of the asso
ciation to spend this amount of money In
any one year, but desire this appropriation
so that a certain amount of work may
ba done during a given number of years
to retard the encroachment of the Mis
souri river upon lands along Its banks.
A hearing will be given the representa
tives of the association tomorrow, the
senators from Nebraska and Iowa having
indicated that they will be glad to aid
in any proposition that will hold the wa
ters of the Missouri in bounds.
Representative Burkett today recom
menced the appointment of John Markt to
be postmaster at Barada, Richardson
Representative Klnkald has recommended
J. H. Evans to bs postmaster at Calloway,
Custer county, to succeed J. H. Douglas.
Would Increase Homestead.
Congressman Klnkald today introduced
a bill which provided for increasing ths size
of homestead on lands in his district and
portions of the Fifth congressional district
from the usual 160 acres to 640 acres
The lands which will be affected 11 entirely
within what la known as the grazing belt
of Nebraska, where but little of the land
Is really fit for snythlng except to graze
cattle upon. The counties which will be
affected by Judge Klnkald's bill are Sioux,
Scqtt'a Bluff, Banner, Kimball, Dawes, Box
Butte, Cheyenne, Sheridan, Deuel, Cherry,
Grant, Keith, Lincoln, McPherson, Hooker,
Thomas, Logan, Dawson, Custer, Blaine,
Brown, Keys Paha, Rock, Loup, Holt,
Garfield, Valley, Sherman, Buffalo, Greeley,
Wheeler, Boyd, Perkins, Chase, Dundy,
Hayes, Howard and Hitchcock.
Move for New Bridge.
Congressman Walter L Smith today In
troduced a bill to authorise the Centrn!
Railroad and Bridge company of Council
Bluffs to construct a bridge across the
Missouri river at Council Bluffs.
Senator Clapp today Introduced a toll'
granting an extension of time for three
years from March 8, 1904, to the Omahs
Northern Railway company to construct
a railway across and to establish stations
on the Omaha and Winnebago reservations
In Nebraska.
Rural free delivery Is ordered estab
lished March 1 at Panama, Lancaster
county. Neb.; route embraces an area of
twenty square miles, containing a popula
tion qf 410.
Harriett I. Klmbnl has been appointed
postmaster at Miranda, Foulk county S. D.,
H. W. Metz, resigned.
Chairman Announces that National
Convention of Prohibitionists
Will Be at Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., Jan. 19 The call
for ths national prohibition convention, to
be held In this city beginning June 29. has
been Issued by National Chairman Oliver
W. Stewart. The call names Indianapolis
as the convention city. This will settle.
local prohibitionists say, all questions as
to the convention city.
Senate Seeds Prosopals for Post office
Investigation to Committee oa
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19. Th senate
adapted without further debate ths motion
to refer th reselutlons for an Investiga
tion of th affairs of th Postoffica depart
ment to lbs commute pa postoffloes.
Fair and Warmer Wednesday and
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Creeping Mnrket Flads Shorts with
Little Grala for Sale and Bids
CHICAGO, Jan. 19. Many bets were de
cided between brokers on the Board of
Trade today, when May wheat sold at
90 cents. This Is not only the top price
for the season, but tho highest price since
September. 1902, when Armour cornered tho
market. . It wis, as one trader expressed
Ing little wheat for snlo today. Shorts find
ing little wheat for sale were forced to
Increase their bids.
Uneasiness over the political situation
In the far east has had much to do In
bringing about the bullish tendency of the
market, but th most Influential factor In
the present situation Is th congested con
dition. According to one authority Armour
has acquired a big line of May wheat
variously estimated between 7,000,000 and
Corn for May delivery sold today at tS'i
cents and oats deliverable for the same
month sold t 41 cents. James A. Pat
ten Is said to be running a big deal In oats,
while W. H. Bartlett and some of his asso
ciates are said to bo heavily Interested
In the corn market.
Former Teacher at Beatrice Found
la Desperate Straits oa Street
at Midnight.
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 19. (Special Telegram.)
Delusion that she was being persecuted
made Emily Pitt, aged- 31, a former teacher
of Beatrice and Edgar, take laudanum
In water, then stagger into tho street.
where the police at midnight found her
and sent her to a hospital. She lived at
2937 Manchester Road, but falling to get
employment studied photography at the
studio of Gerhart sisters. Her surround
ings produced melancholy. Her father la
a farmer near Beatrice, who has sent re
mittances to her from time to time.
Miss Pitt at the hospital said that at
a druggist's ad vie she had been taking
powders for nervousness and she thinks,
while dased, she wandered out of doors.
Jurors la Bechtel Case Require Medi
cal Atteatloa Because of
Frost Bites.
ALLENTOWN. Pa., Jan. .-Tho re
sumption of the Bechtel trial today was de
layed owing to .the Inability of three jurors
to reach the city by bitter cold weather,
which interferred with the trolley and train
service. ,Two of the jurors wer compelled
to walk a distance of six miles. One had
his ear frozen and the other had both hands
frost bitten. Both required medical atten
tion upon their arrival here.
Counsel for the defendant endeavored to
discredit the biological system of deter
mining human blood, but the cross-examination
failed to shake the direct testimony
of th witness. ' Dr. Lear mad an ex
haustive explanation of his tests for th
This Is the Effect of Opinion
Court In Missouri
ST. LOUIS. Jan. 19.-In a decision by
Judge C. C. Bland of tho St, Louis circuit
court of appeals today the Judgment of a
lower court In favor of the defendant in a
suit to recover 1500, which was paid on an
election bet, was affirmed. The case waa
that of A. G. Dooley of Paris, Mo., who in
a bet on th result in a primary election
put up $500 with R. P. Jackson aa stake
holder. Two days after the primary, before
the result of the election was snnounced,
Dooley tried to retract his bet, but Jackson
would not allow him to do so. Dooley lost
and ths money was paid to his opponent.
The lower court decided sgalnst Dooley
and the cass was appealed.
Northwestern Assoclatloa Holds An
nual Session and President Barry
Delivers Opening Address.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 19. The
Northwestern Lumbermen's association Is
In annual session her. John W. Barry
of Cedar Rapids, la., president, in his an
nual address said It waa acting with fif
teen other retail associations, reporting in
all 7,200 yards, ranging from the Alle
ghenles to ths Rockies and from Winnipeg
to the Gulf. Ninety-four per cent of the
lumber used in the building trades In this
territory is handled by these yards. Re
lations with the manufacturers ar cor
dial as they recognize the right of the re
taller to th trad in his locality.
Witnesses Testify Against Cashier of
Tho Wrecked Highland Bank at
Preliminary Hearing.
TROY, Jan. 19 J. K. Marcell, cashier of
the wrecked Highland, Kan., bank, was
given his preliminary hearing today. Two
notes of $10,000, each signed by Hutt and
Shongo and ono nots of $10,000 with th
signature of B. P. Williams were Intro
duced In evidence. Hutt, Shongo and Wtl
Hams testified thst the signatures on the
respective notes were forgeries. Marcell
appeared unconcerned throughout the
hearing. The hearing waa postponed until
the April term.
Two Arrests oa Complaint of Clergy-
maa Who Was Jailed While
Acting as a Watcher.
DENVER. Jan. 19.-Mlchael Callanan and
Jacob Schwarts were arrested today on
charges of fraud In view of the election
last November. Th complaints were sworn
to by Rev. H. W. Plnkham. a prominent
clergyman of ths city, who while acting
as a watcher at the election, was arrested
and jailed for refusing to movs on. Mr.
Plnkham also filed complaints against six
others, but they have not yet been appre
hended. Sensational developments ax x
poctod r
Pre'idtnt Ifitohall Kamai Oonimittasiof
the Annual Convention.
Mart Ba Baadj for Oonfartnos wits Oper
ator! an Janiary So.
Many Dalagatas Brred from Bests on
Acooait of Nonpayment
Bltumlaons Miners Think It shows
Lack of Appreciation of tho Way
They Stood by Those la
Big Anthracite Strike.
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 19. At ths open
ing of the convention of th United Mln
Workers of America today President
Mitchell announced ths following stsndlng
Committees Are Appelated.
The standing committees of the conven
tion announced by President Mitchell ar
as follows:
Distribution James D. Wood, district No.
Zi; William Doddu, district No. 6: John 11.
Richards, district No. H6.
Scale Thomas Reynolds, district No. li:
W. H. liaskliis, district No. 6; George Har
grove, district No. 11; Patslck Dolan. dis
trict No. 6; William Wilson, district No. S:
Edwin Perry, district No. 13; John Kahy,
district No. 9; Edward Flynn, district No.
20; George Richardson, district No. 1; T. D.
Nichols, district No. 1; Georg Colvllle, dis
trict No. lb; Stephen Corvln, district No.
24; Peter Hanraty, district No. Zl C. W.
Wells, district No. 23; Patrick Gllday, dis
trict No. 2; Daniel Young, district No. 1;
William Howells, district No. IS: D. C
Kennedy, district No. 17: W. H. Pettrer,
district No. 7: T. J. Smith, district No, 19;
M. K. Purcell. district No. 2A
Resolutions W. R. Farley, district No.
20; W. D. Ryan, district No. 12; William
Came, district No. 1; D. H. Sullivan dis
trict No. 6; George Hartleln, district No. I;
William McPherson, district No. V, James
M. Hurd. district No. 16, Henry Rsndolph.
district No. 13; William Pollman, Washing
tpn. Transportation William Wsrdjon. dis
trict No. 14; W. T. Morris, dlstrlat No. 12;
John P. Gallagher, district No. 7; Thomas
Murphy, district No. 18; Harmon II Inkle,
district No. 17; William Currl. district
No. 2.
Officers' Reports John P. White, district
No. 13; John Sullivan, district No. S; Wil
liam Treagor, district No. S: John Boyle,
district No 11; Jo Vasey, district No. t;
John T. Dempsey, district No. 1; Georg
Manuel, district No. 25.
Appeals and Grievances Uriah Belllng
ham, district No. 6; M. 8. Elliott, district
No. 19; Thomas Richards, district No. 9:
Thomat. Kannry, district No. 94; William
Green, district No. ; John McElhenney.
district No. 7; Edward Cunningham, dla
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Lonsi'iuonn nris cvann. uiirn-i .
H. Kennedv. dlLtrlct No 11: Richard
Gilbert, district No. 2; J. L. Clcmo, dlstrlot
No. 20; 8. F. Brackney, aistnci ro. si:
Pcbcrt Gilmour, district No. i4; Paul P.
Pvlaskl, district No. 9.
&ergeant-at-Arms M. F. Healer, district
No. 1.
Messengers K. A. Lannlng. district No.
6; Henry Jackson, district No. It.
It waa announced that ths credentials,,
committee would ba able to report probably
tomorrow afternoon, Ths Urns limit for
resolutions snd proposed amendments 4 . ,
the constitution was fixed for tomorrow
night. The committees retired for work.
Criticise Anthracite Minors, ;
The delinquencies ot locals In th three
anthracite districts Is the caus ot much
criticism among bitumlnoua miners. Boms
were reported as in arrears for two or
more months and not entitled to vote In
convention. Some of these hav settled
with the credenttala committee and Will be
represented in convention, but there still
remain a large number of anthracite Iboala
In bad standing, and ths three districts
will not have nearly th voting power on
the floor that they had two years ago Just
preceding their strike. .
Th scale committee began work ' this
evening, formulating the miners' demands
to be presented to the operators of th
central district, composed of Indiana, Ohio,
Illinois and western Pennsylvania, at the
joint wage conference, which begins Jan
uary 28.
Adjourned until tomorrow. ',
Illinois Clerks Meet.
BLOOM INGTON, III., Jan. lt.-Th third
annual convention of th Illinois Ratal!
Clerks' association opened tier today With
a large attendance. All of the ..principal
cities in ths state are rcprea anted, fifty
delegates coming from Chicago. Th prin
cipal feature of today's program was an
address by President W. H. Mast Of Chi'
cagu and reporta of varloua offloar and
committeea. --
The convention will actively seek to
shorten the hours of ths suburban stores
of Chicago. Officers will ba elected
Trouble af St. Louis. (
BT. LOUIS, Jan. 19.-Flvo cost wagon
drivers, temporarily placd by Chiig
Schwacker on Ave carriages ordered for th
funeral of Peter Corals, a Greek merchant,
wer waylaid, beaten and robbed by fifteen
men, said to b members of th cabmen'a
union, returning from Calvary cemetery
this afternoon. Ona carriage waa driven
Into a ditch and left there. Policemen ar
rested John Thrallka, a cabman, who Is
charged with taking part in the attack. Ths
othera escaped,
Members of ths cabmen's union are bat
on a. strike for higher wages and for an ar
rangement of other differences. Sohwacksr
says hs put ths coal drivers on becaus
th order for th five carriages Was a
"rush" one and hs could not find cabmen to
drive. He aaya th men drove to th com
tery without Interference. Bom of th lv
drivers received bruises and black eye. ,
Robert Lewis, vice president of ths car
riage drivers snd hackmen'a union, an
nounced today, that 900 members ot th
union would strike tomorrow morning. Th
strike will be called, he saya, after th
men have turned In their carriage. Then, .
he aaya, no public carriage or hearses,
except ths 250 carriages and eight
hearses under th contot of ' tha unjnn,
will be allowed to operate In St Louis.
It was ths Intention to call tha ganeral
strike today, but the fact that fifteen
funerals were set for Tuesday caused a
postponement of twenty-four hours. It Is
stated that th action of Chris.
Schawacker, In employing Ave cool wagon
drivers to drive carriages and then having
on of th cabmen arrested, when fifteen
of them attacked ths five drivers returning
from a funeral, precipitated th strike.
Rest rains Mine Workers.
JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Jan. 19. -Judge
Kooser has granted th Somerset Ooal com
pany, operating twenty mines In this coun
try, a preliminary Injunction restraining
th Mln Workers' Union of America, and
ths district officers from molesting or In
terfering with men now employed or bore
after to b employed by the plaintiff com
pany. The Merchants Coal company at
Booweil is on of th most expensively
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