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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871. OMAHA, FISIDAY MOKNINO, .TAXUA1JY 22, 1104 TEN PACES. SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS. PEACE IS "-.StflCTED Lv.!t Eeports from Far . Bttcr reelijp Sow 4. , V tut RUSSIAN ANSWER MAY BE Waihlngton Hears that Situation is Fu Hon BMtsurin Than Hsretofora, TROOPS LEAVE MANCHURIA FOR COREA Cta: Foroet Hot Toward Jarjaosss Zona Regardisss cf Pete Talk. HOSPITAL TRAIN READY FOR EARLY USE Minister Allen Tell of Condition Existing- nt Seoul and Steps Taken Protect Amer- leeu Interests. LONDON, Jan. 22. A statement Is pub 11 shed In London this morning with an air of authority that the question of a neutral one has disappeared from the Russo Japanese negotiations. Although It Is Im possible to confirm this statement, It agrees with other Inspired statements that Russia baa acquiesced to Japan's views regard ing the Integrity of Corea and that the only trouble now remaining relates to Man churia. With reference to the ordinances adopted by the Japanese privy council at ths meeting of January 21, this statement explains that Russian men-of-war have had free access all along- even to the Jap anese ports of Nagasaki and Hakodate for coaling and other purposes. Japan therefore has taken precautionary measures looking to the possible necessity of putting a stop to such visits. It Is said that Japan's domestic loan will amount to $60,000,000 and that her ordinary disbursements already amount to 815,000,000. Special dispatches from St. Petersburg to the Dally Telegraph and the Dally Mall assert that Russia's reply to the lat est Japanese note waa drawn up yester day at a ministerial council at which the czar presided. The tenor of the reply Is courteous but firm, and It waa approved without a dissenting voice by the ministers, including M. Witt, president of the Com mlttee of Ministers. Nothing has been given out officially concerning this 'reply but It is understood according to a mes age from St. Petersburg that Russia main tains that Manchuria must remain amen able politically and strategically to Russian Influences, the concessions made being only of a commercial character. Two Identical cable dispatches, original 1rg with W. T. Stead and W. R. Cramer, M. P., were sent tonlfcht to the csar of Russia and the mikado of Japan, urging these potentates. If diplomacy failed, to ubmlt the fax eastern dispute to The Hague tribunal. The ' messages are lengthy and appeal specially to the csar as "Uie courageous originator of The Hague conference" to take the initiative in referring the matter to The Hague. The anpsala -wv utgmd by sixty prominent English advocates f arbitration. WorWIag for Peace. . 8T. PETERSBURG, Jan. 21. The Tor ign office does not offer any indication of when the Russian reply to Japan will be ready. Borne of the strongest men in the empire are working to secure a successful termination of the dlTTiculty. the main fea ture being a breakdown of the negotiations. but they are meeting with opposition on the (round that the propositions which are ac ceptable to Japan da not preserve Russian pride. The Llstok says It expects the crisis to end in an understanding In the form of a treaty supplementary to the Russo-Japa toes convention regarding Corea. The papers are still disposed to seek pretexts to attack the action of the United Btates, con aldersble ammunition being wasted on the alleged decision to send the American Aslatio squadron to Yongampho, on the Talu rirer. These papers, however, learned today through the Associated Press that the squadron's destination Is Olengapo, In Buhlg bay. ai. Kurlno, Japanese minister, believes that tha unfortunate tone of the foreign Ispatrhea, Including some from New York to London, tena to create irritation, m equally oeprecaiee ine nuenipi. vi lao nuw sian prose to "Cy the flag of yellow peril, and says: "The whole history of Japan since the restoration shows its aim and purpose to take its place on the plane of European civilisation and become a world power, politically and commercially. Japan la not so narrow as to advocate "Asia for the Asiatics." The war ministry's order to convert twen ty-eeven reserve battalions Into regular troops Is robbed of slgnlnoance, so far as the present aituation is concerned, the order having been issued last February. WASHINGTON. Jan. IL Acting Secre tary Loomls has received cable advices from United States embassies at two of the European capitals both stating in sub stance that the aituation as to the far east Is far more reassuring and that the chances of war between Russia and Japan have diminished. The forthcoming Russian note will. It Is believed, bold out consider able concessions, but It Is scarcely ex pec ted that a complete settlement of the great Issues between Russia and Japan will be at once reached and much further correspondence Is looked for. NEW YORK. Jan. 2L Two regiments of Russian troops have started for the Yalu river, says a Port Arthur dispatch to the Herald. Two other regiments started from a Manchurlac town for the a&me dettlaa Uun. A train of Russian troops Is being made up near the Yalu. and the rnport adds lbs the hospital and railroad carriages are ready for use. Conditions In Ceres, Prompt action by the various nations in bringing guards here has dune much, says a Heiald dispatch from Beoul. Corea, to It sure the safety of furelgnera. but It certain that danger still exists, only need lug some unfortunate Incident at this critical moment to start a riot, whlci would possibly I led by Coreaa soldiers Horace N. Allen, the United States min ister, says he Is carefully abstaining from any enlauglements In the political allua tloa. He said: My action regarding the guards was quite muepenaeiii oi tue .americaa ixiiutn here, whic h is tH-uiiar. i ne legation Is sur roun i-d l-- polios an J a large force of Coreun troops. There are American women and children living In bvuul ai-4 there Is extrnaiv American electric railway and lighting property nera. An actaaruiaj Killing by tl.e electric cars is liable to cause rloia, ss ivvlously occurred hen a mob. led by C ureaa e4aieri. tluukM Americans. Tl... tMuia, The small coterie of temporarily In- (Coailausd on Souoiid fi WHITAKER WRIGHT ON STAND rrmrrallii Counsel Brand Filit Itilrarili of Defendant Reserv ing Rrrri of t ompuny. LONDON. Jan. 21. Whltaker Wright, the promoter on trlsl on the charge of fraud. Ift the witness box today after two days' cross-examination, during which the Judge as prominent as well as prosecuting coun sel. The latter designated as lies several of Wright's rtatcments regarding various mount, some as large as CWi.WiO, sp- pearing on the credit aide of the London at Globe corporation balance sheet, but the efendant contended that they were merely Mips of the tongue." He concluded by clnring that the failure of the British merles company was caused by the mnllce of a group of iricmlwri of the Liondon Stock xchsuge. who deprecated the London & Globe shares. Wright added that he was loft with uou worth of these shares. He estimated that his loss In Lnke Views was from Jl .(mi.ow to 11. 50(1,000. and said he had mort gaged his property and sold his bouse In 'ark Lane in order to save John Flower and other brokers who were engaged In ustalnlng the operators. SIR HENRY KEPPEL AT REST Remains of British Admiral Berled at Wlnkfleld with Fall Naval Honors. LONDON. Jan. 2L The remains of Sir Henry Keppel, admiral of the fleet, who died January 17, were Interred at Wlnk fleld, Berkshire, today, with full naval honors, a detachment of 600 blucjarkrts and marines forming the escort and firing party. King Edward, Queen Alexandra, Emperor William and the prince of Wales lso sent special representatives and the lords of the admiralty and a large contin gent of nval officers in full uniform at tended. Simultaneously a memorial service waa held at the chapel Royal, St. James' palace, at which the king and queen and their suites, the prince of Wales, the duke of Connaught, Lord Roberts, many naval nd military officers and Hon. Mrs. George Keppel were present. ADVISES COLOMBIA TO FIGHT Frenchman, Taking; ns Ills Text Mot- Ban's Bill to Annex Panama. Speaks Bitterly. PARIS. Jan. a. Morgan's bill for the annexation of Panama to the United States in being utilised es a weapon by the French opponents to the transfer of the canal con cessions. Thlebald today bitterly assailed this movement, saying the Morgan proposition was only another step in the direction of arbitrary expropriation and violation of International law and the lights of the people by the United States. "If Colombia Is not as energetic as waa Venezuela," he added, "it will not only lose Its cause, but all the weak states of Central and South America will little by 'It tie be ab sorbed. M. Thlebald advises Colombia to go to war. HUNGARIAN DIET IN DISORDER nosiest Member Interrupts goes Jeers and When Served with gammons Tears in the Psper. BUDAPEST, Jan. 21. Disorder marked the close of today's session of the lower house of the Hungarian Diet. M. Lengyel. one of a group of obstructionists, persisted in addressing the house notwithstanding tha president's recognition of another member. The president referred the matter for censure and M. Lengyel was summoned to appear beforo this committee. He tore up the summons, however, in the presence of the house. Prior to this Incident Premier Tiara made a long speech. In which he said that un less the obstruction ceased energetlo met ures would be taken to preserve the peace of the parliamentary government. REVENUES RUN BEHIND Chancellor Chsmberlaln Intlmatei There Is Uttle Chance of Realis ing; Budget Anticipations. LONDON, Jan. a. Chancellor of the Ex chequer Chamberlain, replying tonight to the toast, "His Majesty's Ministers," at a banquet of the Carpenters' company, said that unless a great change occurred within the next few months In the revenue serv ice there would be little prospect of realis ing the budget anticipations. He expected that the Bomallland cam paign had proved to be much more costly than had been anticipated, and that the purchase and equipment of two Chilian battleships had been another unexpected financial drain. COULD HAVE SAVED STEAMER Witness at Victoria Criticises Cup. tain sf Clallam foe Laek of Ses- VICTORIA. B. C. Jan. a. Captain Mac Klntosh, a boatman In charge of a life boat of the steamer Clailam, which was recovered with the body of Miss Harris In It, told a coroner's jury today that tha boat was not properly equipped. The boat had swamped. He condemned Captain Roberts' action, saying Roberts knew many places where the Clallam could have been beached even without engines if he had used seamanship and the sails of the Clai lam had been properly equipped. QUEEN OPENS FESTIVITIES Wllhrlmluu Avoids Itlttnn to Po litical Affairs and Indnlares In Per ssnsl Appreciation sf Mother. THE HAGUE. Jan. n.-Queen WUhel mina opened the festivities attending the queen mother's jubilee with a gala dinner tonight. She proposed the health of the queen mother, and in her speech devoted her remarks to a personal appreciation of her mother, whose life, she said, had been prolonged, "not for herself alone, but, by the blessing of God. for her people who adore her." The town has been lav Ishly decorated for the festivities. Mad Mnllah Meets Reverse. ADEN. Arable. Jan. IL Advices from Bomallland say that Kenna's Soma mounted Infantry surprised a body of the Mullah's forces Janusry 17, in the vicinity of Elllnaada, killing fifty spearmen, cap turing thirty camels and l.OuO sheep. CALCUTTA, Jan. II. Reports from the British expedition to Thibet Indicate that the Thibetans are likely to show fight. The native priests declare that they will appeal to Russia U the advauos continues. SOCIALISTS ARE DEFEATED United Hint Workon Tab't Proposition of Delogato Jr-ra Colorado. STCHELL FOR PURE TRADE UNIONISM Says Miners Are Getting; Higher Wages low Thna Ever Before nd Orarnnlsntlon Should Avoid Politics. INDIANAPOLIS. Jan. 21 At the opening f the convention of the United Mine Workers of America today resolutions were considered providing for two dele gates to attend the convention of the Western Federation of Miners and endeavor to eRtabllah friendly relations or form a coalition between the two organizations. An effort may be made to have the federa tion Join the American Federation of Labor nd so be subject to the Jurisdiction of the nited Mine Workers of America. A reso lution whs adopted urging the election of hlted States senators by direct vote. Delegate Howell of Chicago Introduced resolution which In a lengthy preamble set forth all the doctrines of the social ists snd asked the mine workers to tiUte the initiative toward calling a world's convention of trades unions to consider plans for the distribution of wealth cre ated by labor. After an hour's heated dis union it was tabled. President Mitchell took the floor and urged the organisation to confine Itself to trnde unionism. He said under It the miners were getting higher wages than ever before. Ha al lowed every man his political opinions and the privilege of voting them, but ths organisation should have nothing to do with political tenets. A resolution Introduced asking that the $11,000 per week now being given the Colo rado miners be Increased by a per capita assessment of 60 cents per week for one mmth brought forth a prolonged discus sion. The amount that would be raised under the resolution would be lnOO.000. The discussion showed warm sympathy for the Colorado strikers. The resolution was re ferred to the national executive committee. The matter will probably come up later. Orgaalie the Coke Region. PITTSBURG, Jan. 21 District officers of the United Mine Workers of America put Into effect today the order to organise the miners in the Connellsvllle coke regions, as decided by the district convention. There are 1,800 unorganized men in the region. Liverymen Are Made Officers. ST. LOUIS, Jan. 21. At the request of local undertaker today. Chief of Police Klely detailed four policemen as pall bearers at the funeral of a union waiter, whose fellow workmen declined to act be cause nonunion drivers were employed, Fifty liverymen and undertakers were sworn In today as private watchmen and others were notified by the liverymen to apply for police rights to better protect their property during the present drivers' strike. The executlce committee of two of the drivers' unions held meetings and de nounced In severe terms the action of Governor Dockery and Chief of Police Kiel in regard to the -conduct' of the strike. Members stated that In view of the fact that their men had shown no disposition to harm anybody, they felt that the swear ing In of nonunion drivers as watchmen and arming them, as well as the Issuance of orders to the police to shoot if neces sary to preserve order, discriminated against them and they felt the necessity of resenting the action. All the liverymen claim they are run. nlng their carriages and that men are seek ing employment as drivers. So far no overtures for a settlement have been made by prjprieters or union men. NATURAL GAS KILLS THREE Two Fatally amd Ten Seriously Jnred by Explosion, in Indisnn. MARION, Ind.. Jan. a. Three people have been burned to death and ten badly injured in a tenement house here. The cause was a gas explosion. The building was destroyed. Tha explosion occurred In the Belts hotel building at Thirty-eighth street and Home avenue, which was wrecked. The dead: CHARLES BEITEL. proprietor of the hotel. MRS. CHARLES BEITEL, wife of the proprietor. JAMES DEVLIN, proprietor of the cafe. Fatally injured: EDWARD GA8KILL. L. H. HOBIS, oil well contractor. Seriously Injured i Thomas Twlgg Randall Blddle. John Dlchtrty. John BohotL Miss Carrie Ring. OrvtUs BeltsL Harry BeiteL William East, Frank GaskilL Miss Pearl Gaskill. The seriously injured were guests of the hotel. The hotel was situated near the Na tional Military home, three miles from the center of the city. Natural gas is said to have escaped from a pipe line that passed near the building, the basement being filled. and when the rooms on the first floor began to fill with the gas It was 1 stilted by the jets There were thirty guests at the hotel, all of whom were asleep. The outer walls of the building, a two-story brick, were blown out, the second floor falling In on the first. The guests were under the wreckage, which at onoe Ignited and rescuers had great dlffi culty In removing them. The gas cou'.d not be shot off and fed the fire. The bodies of Mr. and Mrs Boltel could be seen through the flames and wreckage before they could be recovered. IMPELLED TO KILL PRESIDENT Sarh Is Statement sf Sew York Banker la Hand sf Pollro Authorities. NEW TORK, Jan. 2L E. A. Esrler. a banker, who says that mystic influences were at work on him through the agency of his stomach, bidding him kill the presi dent, was committed to Bellevue hospital today for examination as to his sanity. Earler, who was arrested after writing a long rambling letter to Police Commissioner McAdoo, greeted the officers as "deliverers from his bondage." and said he felt the mysterious pains ever In their presence and that the clock was affected by the spell. "They are after me so bad now," he said, "that they want me to kill the president. I have a wonderful will power and have stood them off so far, but they are going at me through my stomach and I do not know what will happen." PITTSBURG FEARS A FLOOD Indications Point to Slmnltnneoas Movement e lee In Tt q Rivers. PITTSBURG, Jan 21 Preparations are being made for a break-up In the rivers and a flood tomorrow as the result of the warm weather and the heavy rains cf the past twenty-four hours. There are Indica tions thnt both tha Allegheny and Monon gahela will brrnk up about the same time, and both rivers coming out st once will endanger .nllllons of dollar' worth ef floating property. The residents of the lower part of Alle gheny are about ready for the expected flood and business houses which are af fected by floods on both sides of the river have also made preparations. An ice gorge on Mill Run caused that stream to overflow today and portions of Water street were submerged. The water got Into a number of stores and dwellings. LOOANSPORT, I'nd., Jan. a. Ice began moving out of the Walmh river today, doing much damn re to property. The gorge broke near the Market street bridge and water overflowed Eel River avenue, filling the cellars and basements of the fine resi dences along that street. Riverside park was converted Into a lake and many fami lies left their homes, fearing their houses would be swept sway. CANNELTON, Ind.. Jan. fl Ice has gorged at Wolf Creek, thirty miles from here. The gorge Is reported to be thirty feet In height In places end to extend up the river thlrty-slx miles. A warm rain Is falling and will. It Is believed, break the gorge within twenty-four hours. PEORIA, 111.. Jan. a. -The heavy rains of the last two days have sent all the streams In this vicinity out of their banks, persons in the lowlands near East Peoria have been driven out. MEADVILLE. Pa., Jan. :i. This city is In the gnisp of the worst flood in its history. The entire fire department has been called out to assist In saving property. WISCONSIN CATCHES BLIZZARD Trains Delnyed and Drifts Piled High as a. Result of the Ftorm. MILWAUKEE. Jan. a. Snow drifts are ten feet high today In Racine as a result of the blizzard that raged all of laft even ing and lart right throughout southern Wisconsin. The snow was blown Into huge drifts that packed solidly, causing consid erable Interruption to electric traffic In the different towns. Cars were stalled in many places and railroad trains are delayed. The Goodrich Transportation company's eteamer Georgia, which left for Chicago last night. Is Icebound more than a mile out In the lake with a number of passen gers on board. The field of loe extends out as far as the eye can reach. Off Kenosha the steamer City of Marquette, bound for Chicago, is stir stuck in the ice. That ves sel is resting easy and no one is suffering for want or anything. ST. PAUL. Minn.. Jan. 21. The heavi est snowstorm of the winter began today and for a distance of 100 miles south of 1 the Iow.i line the heaviest snow or sleet storm in years prevails. The twin cities were cut off from tereraphtc'' communica tion with the ' south i-nd east for sever I hours today anl trains from the west were several hours late. AGED MOTHER ON THE STAND Testifies thnt She Does Xot Know How Her Daughter Mnbel Came to Her Death. ALLENTOWN, Pa.. Jan. a Mrs. Cathe rine Bochtel. 60 years of age, on trial as an accessory after the fact to tho killing of her daughter Mabel, today went on the witness stand. She denied that Tom killed his sister or that she knew anything about the crime. Tha proceeding were in Penn sylvania Dutch language, which was un derstood by the Jury, the judge and most others present. Mrs. Bechtel said she heard Welsenberg say that for SS he could have both Alice Eckstein and Mabel brained. 'She denied that she struck Mabel. The girl worked when she pleased, she said, and often stayed away from home over night, despite pleadings that she come home at a proper hour "like respectable girls." She said Mabol and Tom quarrelled "only like a brother and sister sometimes would, but that Tom never struck Mabel.' Mrs. Bechtol said that Monday morning preceding Mabel's death Mabel said she was going out driving with Wlsenberg. Mrs. Bechtel reproved her and Mabel put her hands over her eyes and began to cry, and said: "I am crying now: maybe you'll cry later." The witness Bald Eckstein called Monday evening and found Mabel gone. She added that Eckstein had often quarreled with Mabel, and several times had struck her. Mrs. Bechtel told of hearing dogs bark in the yard at midnight Monday night. She went to a rear window and saw a cab in the alley. She saw two men carry some thing Into Miller's yard, next door. The witness told of finding Mabel's body Tues day morning In the areeway under the house when she went to get a washing ma chine. Assistant District Attorney Luts began the croas-examl notion, which will continue tomorrow. RETAILERS WILL FIGHT TRUST Implement and Vehicle Deslers Op posed to Maanfnrtnrers Whs Em ploy Genernl Store Agencies. KANSAS CTTT. Jan. M.-The Western Retail Implement and Vehicle Dealers as sociation, which closed its annual session here today, In its fight on the Harvester trust, so-called, adopted resolutions pledg ing the members as Individuals to give their support to such manufacturers and jotburs as will and do rerpect the principles of the association In Its effort to abolish ths gen eral store agendas. Resolutions adopted also denounce the mall order and the cata logue business. N. D. Roblnet of Columbia, Mo., was elected president. ' ST. LOUIS GRAND JURY AT WORK Continues Investigation Into Alleged Demand for Money by Members of ths House of Delegates. ST. LOUIS. Jan. n. The grand Jury con tinued the investigation of the alleged de mand by members of the house of dele gates for money as a prerequisite to the passage of terminal franchise bills. The witnesses before it were W. 8. McCbesney, president of the terminal company; Dr. A. J. Hammersteln, member of house of delegates who told of an alleged state ment that he could get lf"I for his vote oa the bill under certain conditions; John R. Fontensa. former speaker of the house. and Jobs McCarthy, speaker pro tarn, CURBING MISSOURI RIVER EepreMntativei of States Aloof ths Etrtam Appear Bofora tha Ceamitte. HOPE TO SECURE AN APPROPRIATION Press Report Gets Date of Kehrnska Convention Wrong o Doubt About Ite Being; In the Roosevelt ( olina, (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, Jan. a. tSiec!al Tele gram.) The protection of lands along the Missouri river was the subject for con sideration before the rivers and harbors committee of the house today. The com mittee gave a hearing to a number cf well known men interested In conserving the waters of the Missouri and by conllning it within banks, hope to bring about a revival of navigation from the mouth to Yankton at least. Speeches were made by Senator Millard, Representatives Lot Thomas and Walter I. Smith of Iowa, Burke and Martin of South Dakota, F. W. Maxwell, commissioner of the St. Joseph Commercial club, and C. B. Sebastian of Columbia. Mo. All the speakers addressed themselves to the proposition that the Mis souri river could be held within its banks if the proper steps were taken and that the citizens of five states demanded that the government make the attempt. Senator Millard told of the small amount of money that had been spent along the Missouri In his state, claiming that the most effective work had been done by private enterprise, citing the cases of the Omaha and Grant Smelting company and Union Pacific and Burlington railroads, whose efforts In con structing banks along the river had been successful. Henry T. Clarke of Omaha felt as If considerable had been accomplished today. Of course this Is predicated on the decision of the rivers and harbors committee to report a river and harbor bill, which at this time is considered doubtful. There Is a disposition on the part of the committee to request the attendance of Captain H. M. Chittenden, who has more expert knowledge of the vagaries of the river than any other engineer officer who has been detailed by the War department to make a scientific study of that great water course. A number of those who came to Washing ton to help In placing the needs of the Missouri river properly before the house committee will leave for their homes to morrow. Mr. Clarke will remain In the city for some time. Bare Nebraska Is for Roosevelt. Representative Burkett of Nebraska, who called on the president today, said he had received three telegrams from Nebraska stating the republicans will hold their state convention May 18. The morning papers had given the date as May 8. He was Inclined to think that as all three tele- Brans received by him had given the same date, the 18th must be the correct time. "The understanding has been that most of the absolutely Roosevelt states would hold early conventions," was tl.e sugges tion made to Mr. Burkett, "Well. Nebraska is an absolutely sure state for the president," was the answer. "and that late date was really fixed by the president's friends. It was their own desire, and no politics can be made out of this unless it is favorable to the presi dent. District conventions, it Is under stood, will meet early and Instruct for President Roosevelt and after selecting their delegates. Instruct the delegates to the state convention to send four delegates- at-large to Chicago for the purpose of casting their votes for Roosevelt," Hope to See Agent Appointed. The South Dakota delegation expressed themselves as being hopeful that the preel dent would order the Tankton Indian agency taken from the bonded school su perin tended class and placed under an agent's management, as has been the case until a year or more ago. The delegation has also requested that the Slascton agency be placed under control of an agent, but they have not as much hope of succeeding In the latter case as in the former. Agency matters In South Dakota have given great deal of trouble to the delegation In congress. As a delegation they have stood for what they considered the best interest of the Indians. Opposition, however, has been encountered on the part of the com missioner of Indian affairs. Commissioner Jones has decided opinions about the man agement and care of the wards of the gov ernment, and the South Dakota delegation and Mr. Jones have had pitched battles over the conduct of Indian agencies in that state. Realizing that It was futile to ap peal to Commissioner Jones any more for assistance the delegation, and particularly Senators Gamble and Klttredge, have taken up the whole Indian question in their state with the president, and It Is believed In a satisfactory manner, so far as the Tank' ton agency Is concerned. As to the Bisee ton agency it will probably remain as It la now, managed by bonded school superin tendents. Dietrich Chsnges Quart era. Miss Dietrich, daughter of Senator Diet rich, who has been In Washington since Monday, has been busily engaged since her arrival In fitting up new apartments In Stonelelgb Court, a new apartment house and the swellest In the city, owned and erected by the secretary of state, John Hay, which Senator Dietrich has taken for the season. Miss Dietrich announces that she will be at home to her friends the first two Thursdays in February. 'Cammlna Stnrts Home. Governor Cummins of Iowa, who has been In Washington for several days on matters connected with the Ehlloh park commission left for the west today. Last night he en tertained several of his Iowa newspaper friends, resident In Washington, at dinner. W. B. Backus of Bonesteel. 8. D., who has botn here for the last two weeks In the Interest of the Rosebud reservation bill, left for his home today. A favorable report was made today by Senator Millard from the committee on claims to pay the Nye & Schneider company of Fremont, Neb., an unpaid coal bill, the fuel having been furnished the postmaster at Hastings. Neb.. In 1893-4. Postal Matters. Rural carriers appointed: Nebraska Franklin. Frank D. K.ts, regular; James A. Rogers, substitute. Hampton. Isaac J Doell. regular; Pete Dosll, substitute. Shu bert, Lewis C. Walker, regular; John D. Walker, substitute. Iowa Homestead, Mar tin G. Maas. regular; Herman G. Maas, substitute. South Dakota Ellis, William IL Foster, regular; George E. Watson, sub' stltute. Iowa postmasters appointed: Dublin Washington county. Hugh E. Wolfe, vice E. P. Ford, resigned; Lids, Warren county, John P. LaBer, vice J. T. Burk, resigned. NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST Fair and Warmer In West Portion. Temperature at Omnha Yesterday I Hour. Dec. Hour. Desr. B n. m .i i p. m 14 H a. m . . . . . . i a p. m ...... 1 & T a, m...... l.n s p. m IS 8 n. m . . . , . . I X 4 p. m...... 15 f n. m IS It . re ..... . IS 10 a, m...... la p. m in 11 a. m 12 T p. m JS 12 m. ........ la a p. m 14 9 p. m 14 IMPLEMENT DEALERS ADJOURN Business Ends After Denouncing Mall Order Mouses and Genernl Store Agencies. XAN8AS CITY. Jan. 21.-Th Western Retail Implement and Vehicle Dealers' as sociation, which closed Its annual session here today. In their fight on the harvest trust, so-called, adopted resolutions pledg ing the members as Individuals to give their supiHirt to such manufacturers and Jobbers as sill and do rnspect the principles f the association In their effort to abolish general store agencies. Resolutions aiViptcd lso denounce the mall older and the cata logue business. N. D. Roberts of Colum bia. Mo., waa elected president; T. O. Wiles of Cherokee, Kan., vice president, and A. Uronson of Trinidad, Colo.; J. B. Fergu son of Kingman, Kan., and J. F. Burtls of WatervIIle, Kan., directors for one yoar. BOOM MILES FOR PRESIDENT roquola Club Will Strive for His Nom ination on the Demorrntlo Ticket. CHICAGO, Jan. a.-The Tost today says that the Iroquois club, to which prominent Chicago democrats belong. Is preparing to boom General Nelson A. Miles as the man to nominate for president on the demo cratic ticket this year. It w-as learned today that a committee of the club has been authorized to arrange for a banquet soon, at which General Miles will make the principal address and be hailed as a bona fide candidate for the presidency. General Miles has been in vited to attend and has accepted. The date of the banquet has not been fixed, but it will be in the near future. The Iroquois club is one of the leading- democratic or ganizations of the west. CHINAMAN PACKED IN ICE Stole Ride la Refrigerator Car and Reaches St. Louis Ready for a Fanernl. ST. LOUIS, Jan. a A body identified by Chinese letters and papers found In the pockets as Leon Vleke of Toronto, Canada, was found in an Ice-stocked refrigerator car that had Just reached St, Louis from Montpeller, Ind., to be loaded. The papers and cards were taken to Chinese merchants In St. Louis and the police reached the conclusion that Tleke had been living in Toronto and had smug gled himself across the line. His presence in the car Is accounted for in that be at tempted to steal a ride and was unable to open the car door after drawing It shut. STONE GETS THE PREFERENCE Contractors East of Denver Oramnlse to Cheapen nnd Brondea ths Tses sf Cat Stone. CHICAGO, Jan. zl. After two days se cret conference the cut-stone contractors east of Denver today formed a new organ lzatlon of employers, the National Stone Contractors' association. Among the ob jacts of the new organization, among other things, are to further the use of stone ns building material and to exert united efforts to cheapen the cost of cut stone so that It may be used in preference to substitutes. There is no Intention, it is said, to control or in any way deal with prices or to restrict competition. ARREST ALLEGED HEIRESS I'nels Causes Mississippi Woman Be Taken la Charge as Dangerous. MOBILE, Ala.. Jan. H.-Ethel Rovelle. the young woman from Meridian, said to be heir to several millions of dollars X property left by an uncle, has been ar rested on the charge of being "dangerous and luspkioua." The complainant was Detective Hand of Meridian, Miss., who came here at the In stance of the woman's uncle, J. M. Huskey or Meridian, wno aeciaea to meet and con suit with the woman as to her future. He said that the reported kidnaping of the girl at Meridian vas a hoax. CALLS FOR FEDERAL AID Chicago Phrslrian Snys General Gov srament Should Make Antl. Toxin for Diphtheria. CHICAGO, Jan. IL "With anti-toxin In ths control of a trust which has made the lives of children secondary to material gain, it Is time for the federal government to step to. and manufacture this necessity of medicine practice," said R. B. Preble, president of the Chicago Medical society, at the close of a meeting of the society. Dr. Preble also said he would appoint a committee to make a complete report of the facts and to start a movement toward the manufacture of antl-toxln by the United States government. LAKE OF OIL IN COLORADO First Discovery sf ths Kind Mads While Drilling a Well Three Miles South of Florence. FLORENCE. Colo.. Jan. a. The first lake of oil ever discovered in Colorado has been tapped while drilling well No. 812 at Spindle Top Heights, three miles south of Florence. The oil body was encountered at a depth of J.TT5 feet and the well will, it Is believed, produce more than any six wells in this field. The oil In the new well Is said to have risen to within a few hun dred feet of the surface. RESEARCH H OLD MEXICO San Francises Woman Contributes ts Fund for Arrhaeelssieal Work TTnder Direction of I nlverslty. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. Cal , Jan. tl. President Wheeler has announced that Mrs. H. Crocker of San Francisco has given 83.000 for the archaeological work In Old Mexico. Excavations are now being made In Cayocaa, Mexico, under the pa tronage of Mrs. Crocker by Mrs. Zella Nut all, a member of the Anthropological de partment of ths unlvsraity. LOOT FAST EXPRESS Train Eoibtn Hold Up ths Enntet Llmi'.od in California. BANDITS DISPLAY RED DANGER SIGNAL Trainmen Ar Orerporeu and Exprsw Oaf ii Torctd Opto.- SMALL SAFE TAKEN AND MA1LB AGS LOOTED Official! aVsiort that Amount Talon by Bobbtri ii Bma'l. MESSENGER NOT IN CAR WHEN OPENED Safe Thrown from Coach teed tor Valuables tor Intermediate Points, but OIBelsls A re Reticent Regarding Contents. BAN FRANCESCO. Jan. a.f-Whlle thi Southern Pacle company's Sunset LimltK was climbing the mountains between Ban L.ils Obispo and Ban Ardo last night a Wells-Karen treasure box was mysteriously rtolen out of lie car by some person or persons. Timothy Sullivan, the messenger, v r.s In anr.tlier car and when he returned he found the side Coor of the express car open and the sufe missing. The robber gained entrance to the car through the end door, the lock of which had been forced. Pulilvan at on;e notified the railway officials of the robbery and a search for the missing safe resulted in finding it near Tunnel No. X. Zt had been broken open and Its contents taken, with the exception of a valuable diamond, some checks and other papers. The amount of treasure that was being csrrled in the safe has not been determined. The express officials state that It was only a few hun dred dollars, but that there were soma valuable papers. Estimates from the scene of the robbery place the amount as high as PiO.WJO, but It is thought that this estimate Is greatly exaggerated. The express car carried two safes, one a through safe, which Is locked at New Orleans, and the other a local safe. It was the local safe that was taken. One man is under arrest at San - Luis Obispo on suspicion, but the evidence against him Is only circumstantial. Tho slow progress of the train would ave per mined the robbers entering the express car, throwing out the safe and jumping off after It without danger. Messenger Absent from Car. R. W. Christiansen of the Pacific depart ment of Wells-Fargo & Co. says that there , was very little in the box, but there Is a report that one package sent from Santa Barbara was worth about 11,500. He said that Timothy Bulllvan, the messenger In charge of the tar. was an old employs and thoroughly reliable. On the arrival of the train In this cltjr Messenger Sullivan told the story of tha robbery to Yard master PerclvaL He said that shortly after the train left pan Luis ' Obispo on It way north ha f t tha exn-eaa . car and went Into the barf age .car, lmnie d lately behind It- Hit he. per was , In s, . compartment of on of the orra. The ex press waa temporarily vacant, and the thieves, possibly hoboes who had been stealing a ride, cut a hols In tha front door and entered. Ihey then forced open the vide door, threw out the safe and pre. sumably jumped after It, This waa an easy matter, as the train waa moving very slowly on an up grade. None of the passengers or train n-.m saw the crime committed, ror fid ths ex press messenger know of the robbery un til on returning to the express ear ha missed the safe. At first It waa rvporsd that the train had been held up and eon, skle.rable anxiety was manifested regard ing the safety of those on board, but thai rumor was soon proved to be unfounded. There were two safes on tha train, on which was locked at New Orleans, the other being a depository for local valuables, which seldom contains more than tl,M0. It was the latter safe that was stolon, A man's hat was found In the vicinity of the stolen safe today. After ths robbery a man about 80 year of age bought hat from a section man. and on the arrival of the southbound train this afternoon was arrtstod at the cepot and Identified by ths section man. It la believed that the rubber has been raptured. TRAIN'S bRAIN IS WEIGHED While Body Tlswsd by Maay ChlL dren. Scientists Find Brain Large. NEW TORK, Jn. S. Thousands at per sons, many of them children, have viewed the remains of Ooorge Francis Train, which are lying in state In a mortuary chapel, from which tho funeral will taks place today. Scientists, with ths consent of Mr. Train's relatives, hsve removed the brain for the purpose of analysis. Ths organ wad found to be remarkably heavy and showed ne signs of withering, as is usual in persons of his sge. It wrtghed El. 8 ounces and ranks, according to medioal records, twenty-seventh In the list of brain weights of l'J world's famous men. This Is six ounces more than the average. After a musical service I.eld In ah Un dartaklng establishment here ths rwr-ialns of "Citizen" George Ftar.els Train were buried loday in Greenwood cemetery. The funeral services were private and only the most Intimate friends of Mr. Train were admitted. TWO PRISONERS PLEAD GUILTY Former Aldermnn and Former Clerk Bnvs Expense ef Trials at Grand Rapids. GRAND RAPIDS. Mich.. Jan. 11 Former Alderman James O. McCool today pleaded guilty to the charge of accepting a bribe from Lant K. Salsbury for aiding ths water deal. Ills trial was to have begun today, but it is said that as a result of yesterday's verdict of guilty la the Ellen cans McCool decided to change his plea to guilty. Boon after former City Clerk Lamoreaux also changed his olea f iwly to guilty. He was charged with conspiracy In ths water ceai. DOWIE HAS COOL RECEPTION Prevlons to His Dei trails He Delivers Two Addressee la San Francisco. BAN FRANCltVO, Jan. tl. John Alex ander Dowie, with bis party from the cast, rsfled today for Australia on the steamer Sonoma. While In this city Do wis deliv ered two addresses, but' was coldly received on both oocasltwia.