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n$TAI!LlgHV MINE 19, 1871. OMAHA, 8ATU1SDAY MOUSING, JANUAKY 23, 1 00 1 TWELVE PAGES. SLNUU2 COPY TIIREE CENTS. IS IN SW At Least Thirty Peep's Kdswb to IL'T Bern K-lled by Fore of 6: rS7uL REPORTS LIKELY TO INCREASE LIST Wire Are All Down md Details of Disaster D fB-.nlt to Obtain. MAJORITY OF VICTIMS ARE NEGROES Entire Hortttra Portion of Alabama Swept Ij High Windi. GREATEST DAVAGE IS IN HALE COUNTY la Addition to Loss of Life . Girt) Damaa-e HMlt to Property DtTuutlea of Farms la Complete. V8CAI.OO8A. Ala., Jan. 22. A disas trous tornado awrpt over Moundvllle, Ala., a town of 00 Inhabitants, fifteen mllea south of Tuscaloosa, early today and aa a result thirty-seven persons were killed and more than 100 Injured. Every buainea house, with the exception of a small drug tore, waa completely destroyed. The tornado struck the city from the southwest and mowed a path a quarter of a mils wide through the town. The following la a list of white persons killed: E. P. SETMOVR of Nashville, Tenn., who accepted his position as operator at the railroad etstlon last evening. A. H. WARKKN. of Bingham, employed bv the Alabama Grocery company. J. H. REDMOND, superintendent of the pumping station, formerly of Nashville, Tenn. RORERT R POWERS, of Tuscaloosa. MIbb NETTIE FARLEY. The negro dead are: W. N. MILES, wife and all children. ALBERT HOL8TON. wife and three chil dren. IKK HOLPTON, wife and three children. NINE OTHER NEGROES, unldentined. Blown from Their Beds. ( Surgeons were rushed to Moundvllle from Greensboro and Tuscaloosa and all possi ble was done to alleviate the sufferings of the Injured. By the force of the storm persons were blown hundreds of feet from their beds In the blackness of the night. Through terror, a father, mother and three children fled from their home to seek refuge and In their excitement left a t-yoar-old boy In bed. Today he was pulled from beneath some timber and thus far It Is Impossible to find any other member of the family. Bedding, carpets and wearing apparel are acattered for a distance of ten miles through what was a forest, but which Is now as clear as If cut by the woodman's ax. . Freight oars were torn to splinters, the trucks from them being burled hundreds of feet from the track. The depot, the hotel, 'warehouse, gins, thirty homes, five tore house, together with the stocks, were completely destroyed. Where they stood It la Impossible to find even the pil lars upon which these structures rested. Bales .of cotton, which were atowed in warehouses, .were torn to atoms, the frag-, tm-nts- of Itrt lodging' -" ros making t appear as though that section had been visited by a snowstorm. Heavy Iron safes, the doors of which In some Instances were torn from their hinges, were carried away by ths force of ths wind. A young clerk employed by W. P. Phifer, bearing the terrible roaring of the storm, let himself Into a well In the center of the store. He had no sooner found this place of safety than the store was com pletely demolished. He was uninjured. f sweeps Larae Section. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 22,-Tornadoeo played havoc at several places In North Alabama today, resulting, as far as known, la the death of over thirty people and In Jury to many more. The storm center waa at and around Moundvllle, a small town In the northern portion of Hal county, where heavy loss of life and great destruction of property are reported, because of the fact that the aires were prostrated details of The disaster are meager. Reports received at Tuscaloosa Indicate that no less than thirty people were klll-d at Moundvllle and many mora Injured. The storm swept all of the northern por tion of Hale county and destroyed many farina. It is feared that fuller reports will an increased loss of life. At denoting thi force of the tornsdo it Is stated tout sn entire freight train waa blown from the track. A heavy wind prevailed all over northern Alabama and rain fell in torrents. A stall corref ponrtent of the News wires that the total death tint from (he storm at Moundvllle Is estimated tt thirty-seven, of whom seven are whites and thirty negroes. The devastation Is complete, everything In the town being wtrcked. More than 10ft persons were Injured at Moundvllle, Ala., and the entire business portion of the town and more than Jtno homes were destroyed. " A tornado struck the suburban town of North Birmingham today and demolished or damaged thirty-six houses, mostly negro cabin a. A number of Industrial plants xlso were damaged slightly and the store of Posey Bros, waa destroved. No one was killed In this vicinity. DEATH RECORD. Eenh Camn. OGAl.AI.LA. Neb.. Jan. 22. SpeeJai. Word is received here of the death of Zeph Cmp at Ogden. Utah. Mr. Camp wua sheriff here for six years. In the Hs. and was well liked.. He has been employed In the freight depot at Ogden for the I'nlnn Pacific railroad for several years Interment will probably be at Ogden. De ceased was a member of the Woodman camp at this plsce. . Mrs. W. J. Klser. BEATRICE. Neb., Jan. 22 (Special.) Mra. W. J. Klser, a prvmtnent resident of Virginia, this county, died yesterday of tumor of ths stomach, aged SI years. She Is survived by her husband and three children. David Met one. BEATRICE. Neb.. Jan. C.-(Spelal.-tvld McCune, a pioneer resident of this county, passed away yeaterday at his home near FlUey, aged years. His death was caused from Bnlxht's disease. A family of gru children survive him. Judge William Jones. ST. LOI'18. Jan. C-Judgs Wlllla Pou, for fifty years a resident oX St. at one time judge of the criminal court and recently president of the Kan tucky society, died today, aged Tt years. Takes Effect Seat Fall. WASHINGTON. Jaa. C The pure food 11 aa It pas sod the house provides that It should take effect September L lftH. In stead ut February 1. 1H as was errooeouly sWavea, SOLDIERS COERCED BANKERS oh Testimony Is Ulven at Manila V Regarding Importation, of Sliver Money. -'' MANILA. Jan. 22. Manager Jours of the Hong Kong aV Shanghai bank, daring the public discussion now going on, declared that, prior to the passage of the supp'o mental currency act. the banks had a letter from General Metrlt. upon the strength of which the Importation of Mexican dol lars was resumed sfter twenty years pro hibition. The importation of this coin was not vol untsry upon the psrt of the banks, he said, but was forced upon them by the military authorities, practically at the point of the bayonet. American soldiers entered the hanks, demanding local currency for gold, some even golr.g to the length of enforcing their demands at the miiztle of a revolver. There were 3,000 troops landed within three months, to pay whom the quartermaster and paymaster drew letters of credit for 500.000. which Jours on his part found himself unable to convert Into coin, and consequently closed the bank. General Greene then Issued an order that unless the bankers changed these drafts Into money for the troops he would place Jours under guard and threatened to lock him up. The discussion will be continued. SAN DOMINGO HEARS" OF LOSS First News of the Capture of Pwerto Plata by the French Cralser J or Ira de la Gravler. SAN DOMINGO, Jan. 22. The United States cruiser Minneapolis arrived here this morning and left thlB afternoon. News of the capture of Puerto Plata by govern ment forces waa brought here by the French cruder Jurien de la Gravier, which arrived this morning. The situation here remains without change. Business Is sus tained because of the lack of communica tion with neighboring villages. M. Detk Jen, the Haytlen minister, has sent his cre dentials to the president of the provisional government. WARSHIP IN FULL DRESS Third Anniversary of Death of Queen Tlrtorla Observed In London with Service at Frognert, LONDON, Jan. 22. The third anniversary of the death of Queen Victoria was ob served today. There was the usual me morial service at Frogmore,. which was at tended by the king and queen and the royal family. The anniversary of the queen's ac cession wss marked by salutes at the naval stations snd dressing of the warships. BERLIN. Jan. 22. Emperor William today attended a memorial service in honor of the late Queen Victoria at the English church here, and unveiled tablets in memory of Queen Victoria and the late Empress Fredericks. GIVES AMNESTY TO BULGARIANS Before Making; Decree Effective Ports Will Leara Poelttoa of ' Balcarla. CONSTANTINOPLE. . Jan. k.-Ti .sul tan hss ordered that general amnesty be granted to the Bulgarians tnd Macedon ians who hive been l-jiprlsoned for partici pation In the disturbances of last summer. Before giving effect to this decree, how- ever, the porte is trying to obtain as surances regarding Bulgaria's attitude in the future. DUMPING GROUND FOR GRAIN t. Paal Rood Will tarry Neither Grain Kor Hny to Mllwnnkee tntll Present Congestion Is Broken. MILWAUKEE, Jan. 22. The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad today is sued a notice, which was posted on 'change, that owing to a large accumulation at Mil waukee no grain would lie accepted by that road to Milwaukee public elevators until further notice. It is alleged by tome of the dealers that for some time past a large quantity of low grade wheat and other small grains have been shipped to Milwau kee In efforts to dump It on this market. The effort to dispose of poor stuff here hss failed, end the result Is a congested condition of railroad tracks with this de clined grain, which r.o one wants at any price. The St. Paul road also Issued a notice declining shipments of hay In car lo-id lots for Chicago local delivery until further notice. COTTON REACHES WAR PRICES Dr. Brews Springs a Little Surprise on the Wow Orleans Bins; by Giving; Buying- Orders. NEW ORLEANS. Jan. 22.- Dr. Brown surprised the ring at the .Cotton exchange today by telling traders to go to his brok ers and give them everything they had for sale for May delivery at the market prtoe. He said he waa willing to buy everything offered up to half a million bales. Before he made this offer he bid li.lSe for 26.OU0 bales of May. His purchases were heavy. The market remained In a healthy condi tion In spite of the levels that have been attained. The present prices are the high est since war times and since the future market has been established. There ap pears, to be no weak long Interest In ths market and brokers are exacting heavy margins on 11 purchasea. NOT ENOUGHJTO GO AROUND Estate of Kansas City shoe Mann-' fucturer Will fo Satisfy Be nest to Methodist Chorea. KANSAS CITT, Jan. 22. It Is not believed by the executors that ths estate of W. W. Kendall, the shoe manufacturer who died recently la of sufficient value to satisfy the bequest In his will which directed that flS.OOO be given to the Methodist Episcopal church as a memorial fund. A liberal esti mate of the total value of the estate. It Is sold, is fjun.000. By the terms of the will ths bequest to heirs amounts to SXO.OOO and the claims of the heirs take precedence of the bequest to the church. WIPES OUT AN0LD GRUDGE James strlrh Shot and K 1114 After Firing; at George Haaalrk with a Revolver. EVERTON. Mo.. Jan. ZT-James Retch was shot and killed tonight by George Hanitck. after having fired at Hamk-k be cause of an old grudge Reich went to lUmhli't home, forced his way Into the house and fired at Hamlck with a revol ver. Hamlck seixd a shotgun and shot Reich through the heart. Hamlck Imrnt- UlaAaly surrendered to ths autborlUsa. WOULD BAR MONGOL RACES i 8nch it Desire of the Enaran Government Regarding Trad in lianchtria. COREANS MAKE ATTACK UPON JAPANESE Chinese Km press Feels Present Sltuu Hon Keenly nnd Will trega1e to Maintain Slaarha Dynasty la China. PARIS, Jan. 25. Information reaching the Foreign office during the last twenty-four hours shows a definite Improvement In the Russo-Japanese situation. The answer of Russia has not yet been sent, but it wilt be dispatched within the next two daya The question of the limitation of Japanese set tlements in Manchuria has been one of the most difficult under consideration. The Russian view, as made known here as the real issue, la the maintenance of white supremacy In northern Asia. The situation Is compared with that of Cali fornia during the Chinese invasion, com pelling the United States to exclude the Chinese. Owing to the importance at tached to this branch of the controversy, Russian officials have taken steps to se cure a copy of the British laws restricting Mongolians from entering Australia. It Is maintained that Russia's Insistence that reaaonaole limits be placed on the es tablishment of Japanese settlements In Manchuria has the same end as the Ameri can and British laws .In protecting their commerce and labor of whites from the Mongols. It appears that Russia is chiefly apprehensive of the springing up of large Japanese settlements and villages along the lines of the Russian railroads and other centers of Russian Improvement and development, as tt is held that such a Jap anese Influx will practically nullify Rus sia's privileged position In Manchuria, which Japan has been willing to recognize. Cere ana Attack Japanese. LONDON. Jan. 22. A special dispatch from Seoul, Corea, dated today, eays Jap anese railway men have been attacked by Coreans at several points along the Seoul Fusan railway and that the Corean author ities have been notified that unless they prevent a recurrence of these disorders, necessary measures to do so will be taken by Japanese troops. The dowager empress of China Is thor oughly alive to the peril threatening China aa a result of the Russo-Japaneae crisis and has, according to the Globe's Shanghai correspondent, determined at all costs to fight for the freedom of Manchuria from foreign control. Conferences between the dowager and leading statesmen. It is added, have convinced her that any other policy would be tantamount to dynastic suicide, as the dishonor of ancestral tombs Implied by foreign domination would be unpardon able in the eyes of the Chinese. Maaeha Dynasty Threatened. Unless a vigorous effort In made to re assert the Manchu dynasty, the authorities. Taplngs snd Kolashul, will ateropt to restore the Ming dynasty, with the result of the complete destruction of China. The correspondent adds that ths dowager has been Informed that some of the foreign officers are willing to 'give the Manchus a final . opportunity . of . rehabilitating; tbeiq relves, even to the extent of aiding tbetn by force. If necessary, provided ths Manchu government is sincerely favorable to re form. The Russian minister at Peking, the corre spondent continues, has learned of the re sult of the conferences and Is convinced that In the event of war China will be forced to participate, with ths result that the whole world will possibly become In volved. "In the meanwhile," the dispatch con cludes, "Japan, though ostensibly engaged with Its own quarrel. Is really the spokes man of the whole group of powers devoted to the policy of anti-partltlon, who have agreed together to defend China." Native Dlatarbaaeo la Corea. NEW TORK. Jan. 22. A serious native disturbance has occurred In the interior nesr Pyeng Tang, cables the Seoul corre spondent of the Herald. The authorities are apprehensive that It may spread. Neither Desires Intervention. WASHINGTON. Jan. 22. It Is learned that the United States government has been cautiously ' and quietly making In qulriea at the various foreign capitals sup posed to be particularly Interested in a peaceful solution of the eaatern problem. with a view to ascertaining whether any. tiling could' be done toward bringing Rus sla and Japan together. It soon developed that neither of these principles was will Ing to solicit the good offices of outside powers in the adjustment of their dispute. so the movement waa never formally Initi ated. Roaetaa Vessels Kail Eust. SUEZ, Jan. 22. The Russian squadron, consisting of the battleship Dmitri Don- skoi, the cruiser Aurora and six torpedo boat de4royeri, sailed today for the far east. One Russian torpedo boat destroyer. w hich Is disabled, will remain here. COTTON MAKES NEW RECORD Jnly Ontlon Benches Fifteen Cents on Sew Tork Market Early la Session. NEW TORK, Jan. 22. Cotton reached It cents for ths July option In the local market today. Sensational strength at IJverpool, where spot cotton advanced to I pence, or about li cents a pound, con ttnued lighter receipts, strong spot ad vancea and the Increased activity of bull leaders plunged ths New Tork market Into a tumult of activity and a demand such as had not been witnessed before during ths present upward movement. New high records were made. The open ing was strong at sn advance of ( to 36 points, with March and May showing ths greatest strength. The former sold at 14.70 rents on the call. May at llhi cents and July at KM cents. There was a reac tion from first prices, but the market soon turned firm snd worked upward. July going to IS cents before the end of the first hour. SOLDIERS HAVE THE SMALLPOX Ofllrers at JeeTerooa Barracks Eanoeeel ana One TwJtea to aaaraa ttao Btatloa. ST. LOUIS, Jan. ZZ. The presence of smallpox among the troops at. Jefferson barracks has resulted In ths vaccination of all tho men In the Fourth and Eighth regiments of cavalry, and H has been de cided to postpone a ball scheduled for to morrow evening. Lieutenant Frank E. Davis. has been re moved to the county quarantine station suTering with the disease and Lieutenants Cox. Watson and Keller, who were ex posed, have been quarantined, la their Quar ters. SCHWAB SOURS THE DEAL Agreement for Reorganisation of the Bhlphnlldlnar tontnnny la ot Ar restable o Bondb-Udere. NEW TORK, Jan. 22 An ngreement on terms for the reorganisation of the ship building company and the abandonment of the Sheldon reorganir tlon agreement. It is reported on goon' ' itrthorlty, has been substantially reached this week between Receiver Smith of the company and Charles M. Schwab and members of the Sheldon syndicate, but this plan Is an Id to be ac ceptable neither to the bondholders' pro tective committee nor to the Commonwealth Trust company, and the litigation Is prac tically bound to continue unless the Schwab Interests make still t-.rther concessions. The plan as outlined tentatively, pro vided for the retention of control by Mr. Schwab, giving him 13,000.000 preferred and $6.0O0.tK) common out of a total of approxi mately $30,000,000 stock of the reorganised company, the remaining KOOO.OOO preferred and $S,WO,000 common going to the other In terests. Under it Mr. Schwab abandoned his contention that his mortgage on the Bethlehem plant should be given priority over the first mortgage bonds on the entire shipbuilding company property, this being one of the features of ths Sheldon plan. A local financial agency today Issued ths following: Charles M. Achwab and hi aMrw1ta have reached an agreement with the mem bers of the Sliejflon syndicate and the Commonwealth Trust companv. for the re rrganization of the United States Ship building company. ir ine oonanoicierr protective committee sgrees. the Diana will rm as nsnentrwl to hv Receiver Smith. In Its details the plans are as heretofore outlined. The new com pany will have about Uti.ono.ont capitaliza tion, an tne biock Deing equally divided be tween oommon and preferred. For his f30.000.0u0 of rhlpbulldlng securi ties. il.uiiO.OOO and SSO.'iOo.uiU in stock. Mr. Schwab will get nj.0U0.0mi stock In the new company, while the other interests will divide the remainder. The cnlv otiStHCle to sn a rrppm.tit now Is the bondholders' protective committee. NO LIGHT ON bIcHtIl CASE Bister of Dead Girl Tells Bnhstnntlally the Same try as Her Mother. , . A LLENTOWN, Fa,, Jan. 22,-Marrha Bechtel, under Indictment charged with being an accessory after the fact in the murder of her sister, was on the stand today. Her story was substantially the same as that given by her mother yester day. , On cross-examination Martha admitted that there was considerable trouble be tween her mother and Mabel about Welsen- berg and that Tom and Mabel did not speak, even when the two mot at the table for meals. She denied ever having made certain alleged statements that would tend to Incrimlnau hor. John and Charles Bechtel. who along with Martha and the mother, are charged with being accessories after the fact to the mur der of Mabel, denied that they knew any thing about the murder of their sister. Charles admitted that the bloody lather's hatchet was his and stated that he fre quently cut his fingers while at work. James T. Eckert and Amos Mead swore they saw Mable Bochtcl on the streets at different times on MivicVy. the dav after th prosecaUon laim jabel was 'killed. FOUR SUSPECTS ARE IN JAIL Detectives Believe They Have Some of the Bandits Who Plllnced Hi press Car. BAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 22. Tho officials of the Wells-Fargo company 1n this city reiterated their previous statement that the express safe stolen from the Sunset Lim ited train near San Luis Obispo contained but a small amount of treasure. The sus pect arrested yesterday remains In custody pending a full Investigation. Four men be lieved to be the robbers are now In jail In San Luis. The detectives have been out along the railroad and In the mountains near tho town of San Luis Oblpo huntinu for two suspects who are said to have had part of the stolen money. Dispatches received In this city from the railroad deteotlvea state that they think the right men are In custody. Manager Andrew Chrlstenson of the express company said today that the- total loss of his com pany will not exceed K.OOO. He thought the actual loss Is about fl.200. Messenger Sullivan, bo said, was relieved of all re sponsibility In connection with the robbery; ALBERS WITHDRAWS PLEA Attorney Coatends that Client Cannot Bo Fonnd Gallty Twice for game Offense Alleged la Complaint. i GRAND RAPIDS. Mien.. Jan. 22.-When the trial of Gerrlt H. Alhers. charged with perjury In his former trial for conspiracy In the Lake Michigan water deal, was called In the superior court today, Attor ney Walker, for the defense, asked leave to withdraw ths formal plea of guilty. He mode an oral statement claiming that the alleged facts In this case were really pasxed upon by a Jury In the former trial and declared to be not true. On that ground, he contended that his client should be dismissed and not be placed twice In jeopardy for the same alleged offense. Ths oourt gave permission to file this statement In writing and a plea of not guilty waa ordered to be entered. Ex-Alderman James O. McCool, t who pleaded guilty to a charge of bribery yes terday, appeared in Judge Newnham's pri vate office today and made complete state ment of hia connection with tho water deal. CNE FIREMAN LOSES LIFE Half the Department of Brooklyn Is Called Oat to Plant ktnbbora Blase In Large Factory. NEW TORK. Jan., 22. Nearly half of the fire department of Brooklyn and four fire boats were summoned to fight a blaso which destroyed tho upper floors of the six-story factory of E. W. Bliss & Com pany, manufacturers of dies and presses for metal stamping and castings and other parts of whitehead torpedoes for the United States navy. Ons fireman lost his life by fading from a ladder. JIM1NEZ SHORT OF MUNITIONS Oaa Candidate for President of aa Domlnc Is CenSned to Fore. NEW YORK. Jan. 22. General Carerca has fought another battle, during which Ramon Tanarcs and seven others were killed, cables ths Herald's correspondent at Puerto Plata, San Domingo. General Caceres now occupies Castillo City and General Jiroines has retired to the furt, tils foroca ar abort: of ammunition, SUSPENDS BANKERS' UNION Supreme Court Slop Fraternal Iniiranca Sotiotj'i Operation! Tempararilj. JOHN POWER IS APPOINTED THE RECEIVER Order Is the Mesnlt of Apnllrntlon Made by Insnraare Department of the State After Recent Examination. (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN. Jan. 22. Special.) A tempo rary Injunction was granted by Chief Jus tice Holcomb of the supreme court last night to reairain the Rankers Union of ths World with headquarters at-Omaha from doing business snd appointed Sheriff John Power as receiver to take Immediate pos session of the books and affairs of the company. It being alleged that It was the Intention of tho company to remove the bocks and other property to Iowa. The hearing is set for February 2. Ths injunction waa granted at the re quest of Attorney General Prout, acting for Insurance Deputy Pierce of the auditor's office, who alleged that the company has vlo!ated the laws of the state In many in stances, one of the items charging that Dr. E. C. Spinney, the supreme president, and his wife, J. C. Spinney, have fraudu lently drawn from the treasury during tho year 1903 ths sum of 130,000 for alleged services as president and vice president, while the company was liable and In debt and Is now In debt to beneficiaries for $30, 000. At the time the examination of the books was made the assets of the company were 2.437.5. I ' History of the Company. Ths Bankers Union of the World filed Its articles of Incorporation and secured Its license to do business from the suditor November 14, 1S98. Its officers now are: E. C. Spinney, supreme president; Mrs. J. C. Spinney, supreme vice president; E. H. Packard, supreme secretary: M. Burdock, supreme correspondent; M. T. Swartx, su preme banker; Dr. Robert 8. Anglln, su preme physician) Rev. John D. McBrian, supreme chaplain. It has local lodges In these states: Nebraska, Texas, Kansas, Mississippi, Indian Territory, Wyoming, Colorado, Kentucky, Idaho, Oklahoma, Michigan, North Dakota. Pennsylvania, Virginia, California, Washington. Iowa, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, South Caro lina, North Carolina, South Dakota, Ala bama. Florida, Minnesota, Louisiana, Geor gia, InUia-.-a, Illinois and Oregon. Tile total mcmben-'Jp is 12.0f9 and the annual report filed at the beginning of the year showed that It h d In force Insurance to the amount of J15,26t,&P0. In Nebraska there ore Hi lodges and at the end of the year there were In force 2.S4 policies, amounting to $3,362,730 in insurance. ' v j An examination of the company's affairs : was made some time ago b the department ! of insurance of Illinois, which shows that January, 20, ll02, an agreement was made . whereby the company was to pay Spinney $2,000 for organixatlom and preliminary work Incident to tho organization of the order, and that as supreme president he was to receive a salary of JC.OOO a year to date from October, 1K, and he waa to be repaid In full all moneys' paid out by him for the, promqtJjx vf tuj btut. wiib Inteuat. as rapidly as the money could be taken from the expense fund of the company. A $2,000 check, according to this report, was drawn payable to Spinney March 14, 1902. August 1, 19vC, Spinney, so the report said, relin quished aU claims on the order in consid eration of receiving $200 a month salary. Since January 1, 03. according to the Illi nois Investigation, Spinney has drawn from the order $4,333.24. Allegations la Petition. The following Is the substance of the al legation upon which the injunction was granted: That the association In transacting Its business has exceeded the powers granted to it by the license or certificate iRsued by the auditor under which it was organ ized; the company has conducted its busi ness fraudulently and has not fully com plied' with thj law relating to such as sociations. The company Is Insolvent and unable to meet Its obligations. The company has violated the laws of the state in that it has diverted the funds of the association from the purpose for which they were contributed by its mem hem and has ttald out large sums for the alleged purchase of the business and mem beship of other similar organisations In this and other states, the membership of such other purchased organizations being admitted to the defendant organ isation without medical examination, at lower and less rates of charges and as sessments than required from persons originally becoming members of the de fendant company and beyond the age limit pp-ffrM bv the statutes and the arti cles of incorporation of the defendant cora- PTbere has been a violation of the laws of the state on the part of the defendants In withdrawing from the Bankers Union of the World, without consideration and without entry on the books of said Bankers Union of the World, securities donated thi'eto for the avowed purpose of plac ing the finances of said Bankers Union of the World upon a basia which would allow It to continue business for the year Sj:: The enmiwny lias repeatedly by Its offi cers fild with the Insurance d apartment fnlse and fraudulent statements of Its financial condition for the purpose of de ceiving the auditor and by such false state ments securing renewals of Its authority to do business In the state. Defendant company has offended the laws of the state in departing from its representative form of government In this- Its mansgement belr.g in the hands of a board of directors not elected by the mmbers. but appointed by officers. The affairs of the company are not man- , b hoard of directors representing the interests of the members, but are managed ly a Doara oi o-eiiMj umrn who are employes and manage such aflalrs in the Interest of E. C Hpinney. who by this means controlls Its sffalrs. By unlawful means liabilities against the eompanv were suddenly rreated and not shown on tbe iKxiks of the company or in the statement filed with the auditor. This condition of affairs was first dis covered bv an examination of the book of the company and lis affairs made a ad ,...Mprt under authority of the insurance fefartment. disclosing the facts alleged, and the further fact that the president of the company, ur. rpinney, anu me vie- president. J. C. Fplnney. bis wife, during the year 1K0, drew from the treas f the romoanv for their own u and lienefli and for their alleged services .R president ana viee reiueui, tu- nun eoiimi n fraud of the rights of the members snd certificate holders and while the company was then and Is now In debted to the benefl-iaries for death losses In the aggregate oi mt- wi.ih the company had on nana at the time of the exspilnatlun available assets In the sum oi -,' What gnlnney Says. ...w.rrtar.lo.l hV C. J. SmVth. M legal adviser. Sheriff Power served the papers snd took charge or me oran. TMu.iitrt Rulnnev of the company, when seen last night, stated that the closing of ths concern was entirely a piece of spite work on the part of John L. Pierce, the state lnsjranee commissioner, snd Exam iner Wiggins of the state Insurance de partment. Spinney accuses the department of "holding, him up" at different times for amounts of money In the form of fee for making, examinations. At one time be said be paid Examiner Wiggins shoot $240 for a few days' work. "Wiggins charged," said he, "$1 per day (Continued on Second Page.) NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST Fair atnrdny nnd goods Colder nndny In West and Central Por tions. Temneratnre at Omahn Yesterday! Ilonr. Dear. Honr. Dra-. Ka.xn , 1 :t 1 n. m 1 Ma. m ft 31 p. m IT Ta. in II Hp. m...... I1 st a. m 1 4 a. m 1 ) a. m ft An. 1 in a. m 11 H p. m IT It a. m IX T . m 1 Lil m Itt H p. m 14 It p. tn 11 NEBRASKA AT ST. LOUIS FAIR Commission Rapidly Preparing for tho Installation of a Splendid Exhibit. - The meeting of tbo Nebraska commis sion to the Louisiana Purchase exposition held yesterday afternoon st Its headquar ters In the McCague block, was, devoted to the consideration of ths plans for the Ne braska heujquartr In the Agricultural building us submitted by Architect Kim ball. These contemplate an arrangement for the proper exhibit cf the moving pic tures of Nebraska's resources and the state's most attractive points of Interest, and rooms for the general convenience of visitors to the headquarters In the mat ter of lounging and toilet rooms. The plans were approved. Trof. B. H. Barbour was present at the meeting and submitted his plans for tho Nebraska, educational exhibit, which were also approve J. Reports from the field agents of the commission were also received, and every thing points to a very complete and Instruc tive exhibit of the agricultural, educational, manufacturing, horticultural and live stock Interests of the state. The headquarters of the commission wilt be removed to St. Louis about March L and every preparation will be made to hatre the Nebraska display ready for the opening of the exposition on April 1. The corn and grass displays are being rapidly arranged for exhibition, and these are more complete and of a higher order then any shown by1 the state at former expositions. Most of the finest corn and forage exhibits shown at the recent 90m show at Lincoln have been secured, Itr Ad dition to a vast amount of splendid speci mens at Its storerooms In this city. Tho same observations will apply to the horti cultural exhibits, all of which are some state and are also of unasual abundance, of the best specimens ever grown In the SURE TO ATTEND BANQUET Mnrnt Halatrad and Governor Van ant freed Positive Word to MrKlnley Clnb. Word has been 'received from Colonel Murat HaJstead of Cincinnati and Governor Van Sant or Minnesota that they positively will be present at the annual banquet of the McKlnley club at the Millard hotel Friday evening. Also responses have been received from many prominent republicans throughout Nebraska that they intend to be present. Governor Mickey, Attorney General Prout, N orris Brown and most of the other stato officials intend to come from Lincoln. Iowa will be well represented by fts most prominent republicans et.n" Gov ernor' Cummins has signified his intention of being present, provided nothing In the meantime Intervenes to prevent his coming. The tickets have been selling very rapidly and from present Indications the selling of ticketa will stop before the time originally decided upon. Under no clrcumstanoea, ths committee has decided, will tickets he. sold sfter Wednesday. The number of thoso that can be accommodated Is 250 and nearly that many tickets already have been sold. The committee In charge, N. Bernstein. N. P. Dodge, Jr., O. 8. Erwln. Charles Foster and Isldor Zlegler, has 'made the final prepara tions. Dr. Harry Foster, president of the club, will act as toastmaster. The following toasts will be responded to: Hon. John L. Webster. "The Republican Party": Isldor Zlegler, who will represent the McKlnley club, "The Toung Man In Politics": Gov ernor Van Bant. "The Railroads and the People"; Hon. Edward Rosewater, "Remi niscences of McKlnley." and Colonel Murat HalsteaS, "Our President." " ' NEBRASKANS GO TO CARNIVAL Two Hnndred Grnla Mea Expected to Pay a Visit to Kew Orleans.- i NEW ORLEANS. I.. Jan. 22. -(Special Telegram.) Nebraska grain dealers to the number of nearly 200 will be . entertained In New Orleans during carnival week. They are members and officers of the Ne braska Grain Dealers association. J. W. Holmqtilst. president of the association, has wired Grain Inspector W. E. RIchlson, accepting the invitation on behalf of his wssociatlon. The trip was planned dur ing the reoent national convention In Minneapolis, where the southern and west ern delegates met. The western grain men will Inspect ths wharves, elevators snd faculties of this port for hauling grain, at ths same time losing no op portunlty to see the wonders of the Mardl Gras parades. j GRAND JURY COMPLETES WORK Kern res All (he Evidence It Weeds Against Knneaa City Joints and Edaeatloa Boodlern. KANSAS CITT. Mo., Jan. 22. -The grand jury, which for the past month has been Investigating the charges of hoodltng tn Kansas City, Kan., Jn connection with the Board of Education in the appointment of teachers and the awarding of school con tracta, and the city officials In the protec tion of gambling and joints or Illicit sa loons, finished Its work today and, tt Is said, has decided to return seventeen In dlctmenta. Although the citizens' commit tee, which was formed some time ago to push the Investigation, urged the grand Jury to continue Its work, Attorney Gen eral Coleman, who has had charge of the jury, declined today. Intimating that suf ficient evidence to convict had already been secured. Distrlbatea Crest Wealth by Will. SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 22-The will of Charles K. Doe, just filed hers for probate, provides for the distribution of an enlate valued at nearly l;i.iKMi. Besides the be quest to the State utiersity, already an nounced, It divii.ee the bulk of the tut ate to thirty-two nephews and neicea. the sum ranging from tJ.(o to liiiii.Ouo each, accord ing to age and condition. A large portion, of these heirs live in the eastern states. Charitable institutions of this city are also provided for In sums rsngisg from fci.uf.' to !2.. Missouri Editors Fieri Boodlrrt. ST. IjOUIS. Jan. 22 The Missouri Pr,s kk Ittiion. meeting In annual orsiin he-e today, exiMileri former lieutenant liov ernor John A. Lee and L. I. Page, editor of the Hor.ne Terre fciar. beeauoe of thJr alleged cmineciioiA Willi booUls oWAbdoid lA Jeileinaa Cllui ., 1 FLOODS IN IDE EAST Pittasnrg TbraaUred with "Wont lisa af Eireri in Torty Years. SHIPPING IS DELAYED AT NEW YORK With Bain Fallinr, Ioa Fills Lang Island Sonnl far Milts. OHIO AND INDIANA ARE SUFFERING UiBa'ly Email Streams Ars Bagisf Tor rents Hooding ihs Land ICE GORGES ARE GENERALLY TO BtAME Streams Breast Is 5 ear Headwaters Before lee Moves Below aad Waters Spread Over Ad joining t'onntry. riTTSBURG, Jan. 22. -Preparations to meet the worst flood In Pittsburg's history are about complete. No flood ever gave v more warning than the one that Is now Impending. Early yesterday ths river men ' and business men whose Interests are along the river were warned that the long de ferred January thaw was at hand. Many of the residents along the river front and y the Inhabitants of the lowlands have al ' ready deserted their housea, while the oth ers have removed their household effects to upper floors. In the m!ls snd factories every precaution has been taken. In some places furnace fires have been drawn and in all vpreparatlons were made to pump out ths flywheel and engine rlta. While many of the plants will be compelled to shut down tt is not likely that any great properly loss will result. In the local harbors the river men have everything snug and are ready for ths worst. The conditions are all favorable to unusually high water and possibly a record-breaking stage. The weather Is mild snd rain L still falling, with tho streams Tiring hrs and at all points be tween mis city ana tne neaowaters 01 ins Allegheny and Monongahela rivers. Just how much water to expect tt la Impossible to say at this time. Forecaster Ridge way of the weather bureau says It will be lata today tiefore any definite report csn bs made. At Pittsburg the water Is rising nearly one foot an hour and at this rats by evening the danger Una will be reached. From all parts of the Pittsburg district tho message cams this morning that tbs loe waa moving and It is now passing ?hl city. So far no damage has been reported. A GVeensboro (Pa.) dispatch stated that the lco broke la the Cheat rivev anj Is coming with about thirty feet t water back of It. The Ice is running ver data No. 7 on ths Monongahela river. The Allegheny river toe oatas with a rueh and there was little in its path to pe car ried out by ths mad sweep of the current.' Ths false work at the Brilliant cutoff -bridge of the Pennsylvania railroad was swept away earl)' it the day and a rum ter of barges and rcns of Umber were oarried off. - ' The outlcOk thlsv irwrrje-on was mora w ., -couraglcg. The rapid, rise In tbs i tvera had be a checked to soico extent and It la tnw thought the flues would not bo a record breaker. . t Shipping; Delayed mt Xew York. NEW TORK, Jan. 82. Fog blanketed New Tork bay and harbor today. Luna Island sound waa impassable exnept ws the most powerful steamers, scores o." ooewt-. wise vessels and tugs were frcron fast lu the Ice, which filled both rivets and tue harbor, and an Ice pack In Newa'k harbor ' placed three cities and all the twn 0:1 the Passalo river below Faial Fall I: danger fcr flood, while ot.e of th wirot storms of the winter was sM'.l unspent In this city sleet rendered walking dargeroe for man or hoise, sod many cases 0 seriovs Injury were reported. . 1 No voesels were reported s Ite'ing quarantine, and fog bells wera ept Urg ing. The sound was frocen or choked with lco r.s far as New Haven. Captains or searien of nearly 100 small Ice-locked vessels walked sshore at various points todsy to get sup-' plies. Today's rainfall Is causing great dread In Paterson, . Passaic, TJewark and smaller towns r.earby. As ths watershed shove Passaic Tails is froxen solid, all ths'pre cipltatlon must nan Into the rtver, snd Newark bay is frozen so ss to lrsvs no out let. Terrlfles Westesa Hew TarlL. ; PUFFALO. Jan. 12. Within ths past forty-eight bcsjrs western New Tork has leen subjected to meteorologies! conditions such ss have not prevslled hers In a score of years, and the situation now Is ter rifying the residents of low lying sec tions, particularly In the tiver valleys and the flood district south of Buffalo, . After a heavy fall of wetsnow, lasting sll day. the temperature fell below freeslng. fhsn rose as In and a heavy rain set In which still continues. Owing to the feet that Ice has formed beneath the snow snd all streams srs Icebound, there Is no opportu nity for Tater tn soak Into the earth or to paas sway readily' through ths natural channels, and ths consequence Is that un less the tempersture falls again within a few hours every flood district of western New York will be Inundated and great Suf fering and damage will result. Srloto River Out of Ranks. COLUMBUS, O.. Jan. 22. Ths Sclota river has passed the danger point and nw stands st seventeen snd one-half feet. The lowlands have been Injndated and ths levees are being closely watched to prevent the entire west ide from being flooded. Arrangements hsvs been made to meet this emergency should tt srlse and thera Is much uneasiness. No damage has ss yet . resulted from the ice going out of ths river. The electric street lamps were dark dur ing the night, the electric company having raised their dynamos, so ss to bo above the danger line 1n rase the levee breaks. They will be out of service until ths danger Is past. Trouble at Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE, Jan. 22. Captain Olsen of the llfesavlng stations reports thst at a. m. to day he can see no vessel stuck tn the ice off Milwaukee. The westhor Is misty, however, and It is possible that some craft may be lodged in the too beyond the line of vision, as ths field stretches out several miles. The City of Racine, which started for Chicago last night, did not get beyond ths lifeaavtng station. Conditions seera somewhat favorable for th-t shifting of the wind today anil with ! it the Ice i:rl and Wnhnsh Out of Banks. LOGAN6PORT, Ind., Jan. 22. Ths Eel and Wabash rivers have overflowed their bank aa tbs ratuH el ls hraaai&f a tUs