THE 0MAI1A DAILY BEE: SUNDAY. JANUARY 24,
WE CLOSE SATURDAYS AT P. M.
"Mothlng Is difficult to
a willing mind."
This bein;? the last week of our grent January Linen Hale it
will be n final ( -lea ranee of all soiletl and mugged Uvble linens
these are all subject to sweeping red net ions.
All our $2.25 minwed and willed Table Cloths, In thts sale 1150 each.
All our $4.00 mussed uml soiled Table Cloths. In this sale $2.75 each.
All our KnO mussed nnd soiled Table Clot lis, In this sale WW each.
All our $S.M nni-sed nnd rolled Table Clot hit. In this sale K.M ich.
All our I10.no mussed nnd nulled Table Clot be, In thin nale $5.89 each.
All our $1210 mussed and soiled Table Cloths, In thlN sale $0.89 sach.
All our VI. 75 muxaed and soiled napkins. In this sale TSc a dosen.
'All our S2.25 'mussed and soiled Napkins, In this aula II. M a do Jen.
All our IU4 mussed and soiled Napkins, In thla wale 12.00 a doaen.
All our 15.00 musxed and soiled Napkins, In this sale CM a dozen.
All our $4.50 mussed and no I led Napkins, In thla sale I2K doten.
All our 110.00 mtiHsed and soiled Napkins. In this sale 16.18 a doien.
All our $8.50 mussed and soiled Napkins, In this sale $4 TO a doxen,
All our 60c muxsed and soiled Towels, In this anla 25o each. -All
our Too mussed and soiled Towels, In this aale too each.
All our 45c H. 8. Towels, In this tale, toe each.
All our 25c II. 8. Towels, In thla sulo 19e each.
All our 12c Turkish Towels, In this si!e Bo each.
All our 35c Turkish Towels, In this sale 25o each.
All our Vc. Brown Linen Crash, In this a lie SHc per yard.
All our Wc Bleached I.lnen Crash, In thla sale 12 He per yard.
All our TSc II. S. Lunch Cloths, In this sale 60c each.
All our 60c Damask Scarfs, In thla tale too each.
All our 60c H. 1 Scarfs, In thla sain lio each.
All ouf '75c H, 8. Scarfs, In this sale 40c each.
. All our, 8Hc rub Cloths, In thla sale 5c each. .
Special Sale on Comforters and Blanket
: $150 Comfortera, reduced to Wc each.
, tl.TS Comforters, reiucei to $1.1 each.
, , $2.50 Comforters, reduced to $1.78 each.
1 $3.00 Comforters, reduced to $3.28 each.
- $3.50 Comforter, reduced to $J.R each.
DRESS GOODS SPECIAL FOR MONDAY
' All the remnants of colored and black dress Roods from the great January clearing
aale will go on sale Monday morning at 8 o'clock all marked at next to nothing In
. prices. Waist lengths, skirt lengths and many full dress patterns, In both colored and
, black dress goods ,
MUSLINS AND SHEETINGS
Only six more days that you will have a chance to save from 20 to 33 per cent
on muslins and sheetings. Pillow caMngs, wide sheetings, ready made sheets and
pillow cases. Do tiot fall to attend this aale.
!Y. M. C. A. Building. Corner
WORK ON MURDER MYSTERY
Mm Belie-ed to Bo. Slayer of Miu 8hFr
i ' it low TJnchr Armt
REVENGE SUPPOSED TO PE THE MOTIVE
IndteutUna that Pnaslbly a Rejected
niter Is Responsible,. lor Killing;
No Attempt Made to Rob '
. Victim. -
BEDFORD, Ind., Jan. 23. The police and
detectivea, together with Mayor Smith and
Prosecutor Stephenson, are of the be.Uet
they have the murderer of Miss Sarah
chaffer In the person of a man arrested
at Crotheravtlle. whose clothes are spotted
with blood." Mia fuce bears numerous
cratches and upon the back of his head
are several wounds. In his pocket was a
letter so old that it la hardly legible, but
on the back la a picture resembling thoae
published of Mlts SchalTor. The man gives
his name as Fred Branham. He was ar
rested after attempting to hold up a
saloon keeper at Crothersvllle. Branham
assert that his horn Is Columbus, lnd.,
but he has not been In Indianapolis for
several years. Ho said when arrusted that
be was on his way to Louisville to see his
mother and that he had been on the road
to CrothersvlIU for four weeks, 1 during
which time he has never left the Pennsyl
vania ? railroad tracks.' He says he had
not been In Bedford for a number of years.
The testimony of Albert D.eleh during
the police Investigation has done niu"b
to strengthen the opinion of the police
that the murder was unpremeditated, and
resulted from nn old quarrel. Delch says
that ha saw Mlr.s Srhaffer about 7 o'clock
In company wlti a strong man at the cor
ner of Fourteenth and M streets, and that
hot words were exchanged. Delch gave a
perfect description of Miss Schaffer and
hla description of the stranger tallies with
that of the man now hold at Crothersvllle.
The patents of the victim have arrive!
here and will return to Elkhart with the
body. Three courts of Inquiry are being
held by Coronor Plummer. Justice Fletcher
and Mayor Br'.th. Alrthe suspicious char
acters of Bedford have been apprehended
and examined as to their whereabouts on
the night of the murder.
It was testified that Miss Schaefer left
her boarding house, at Mrs. Martha John
ston's on L street, between Fourteenth and
Fifteenth streets, at 8:30 p. m., to go to her
DR. FED HiriiELF
Fennd tne Food That laved Hla Life.
: A good old family physician with a life
time experience In saving people final. y
found himself sick unto death. j
. Medicine failed .and but let him tell
hi own atory. "For the first time In my
life of a years I am lmpel'.ed to publicly
testify to the value of a largely advertised
article and I certainly would not pen thtsj
lines except that, what stem to nfj a
direct act of Providence, saved my life anl
I am impressed that it ! a buunden duty
to make it known.
"For I years 1 kept falling with stomach
and liver disorders until 1 was reduced ',0
lbs. fromroy normal weight. When I got
too low to treat myself, 3 of my associa.e
physician advised me to 'put my house in
order for I would be quickly going the way
of all mankind. Just about that time I was
put on a diet of Grape-Nuts, predlgts ed
food. Curlouhly enough It quickly txgan to
build mo up, appetite returned ard In It
day I gained lbs. That started my re
turn to health and really saved my life.
"A physician is naturally prsjjd c:d
gainst writing such a letter, but In this
esse I am willing to declare It from the
housetop that the multiplied v thouaands
who are now Buffering a 1 did can find
relief and health as easily and promp ly
by Qrap-Nuts. If they only knew wrat
to do. Sincerely and Fraternally yours."
Name of this prominent physician fur
nished by Postum Co.. Battle Creek. Mich.
Look In each package fer a copy of
" the famous little book, "The Road to
Be. Jan. 24. '04.
$2.50 Gray Blankets, reduced to $1.75 a pair.
$2.75 dray or White Blankets, reduced to
$1.98 a pair.
$3.60 White Blankets, reduced to $2.50 a fair.
$4.30 White BlankeU, reduced to U 28 a pair.
Sixteenth and Douglui
rotn at Thirteenth and M streets, two
squares away. About half-way she passed
the moutlt Of the alley where, she was at-
tacked. Blood splashes found on the cab
In the shed Indicate that Miss Schaefer was
truck lu the shed and wa In a standing
position when struck. W. J. Cook.' a rab-
man. who rents the shed from Mr. Dunn,
tostlfied to finding the body. Mrs. W. P.
Elliott testified to hearing a scream at :80
o'clock.; . . .. i 1 1 ii i
The condition of the body was such as to
fustlfv the hellt-f that the Hrl lived for
several hour after she received the blows,
The police believe that -the wounda were
not all caused by Mow -with' the-brlok.
Blood stains were found on It, but no hair.
No motive has been found for the crime.
Miss Schaefer was not robbed. She was
brutally beaten, but not otherwise mis
The accepted theory of the nollce la that
the murderer Va known to his victim nd
approached her without creating any au-
piclon in her mind, and that he suddenly
dealt a blow that rendered her uncon-
ccloue before she could, call for help. The
Dollce are worklna- nn some slight clews
which they say point to the theory that
the motive was revenge. Miss Schaefer'
umbrella was found where It had been stated penalties the navigation of private
thrown over a fenc at the mouth of the vwsela, fishing within specified areas and
alley. If was still open.' The police be- tha worrying out of marine work whir
lleve It was being held by lomi one be- git be Inimical to Japanese naval In
side Miss Schaefer when thrown over the threats. The decree Is regarded as being
fence. Miss Schaefer received many letters highly significant.
all of which she destroyed after reading. The K&kumln Shlmmhun. In a 'warlike
,' . . . ed'tortnl. declares that the arrival or non-
Receive. Letter Before Death. Brr,vs, of Ru.b!a.. rop1y doe, Bot 4(tect the
A few day ago she received a letter con- situation, and say that even hope of e-
tnlnlng thirty-five closely written pages and curing the legitimate demands of Japan
this she read several time before she de- diplomatically lias been abandoned, and
strayed It. 6o far a can be ascertained the gavernment. therefore. Is compelled to
he talked to no one concerning this letter, take such steps and to reserve to Itself
but while reading It appeared at times con- such freedom. of action as will ensure per-
slderably exercised. , petual peace in the far east.
The police have been told also that Miss Confirming hla dispatch of yesterday y-
Schnfer Jokingly said to a friend that her Ing that the doweger empress of China has
sweetheart was In town and that she had decided St ell rosts to flcht for the freedom
"fired him. but he would not stand the of Manchuria from foreign control, the cor-
flro." It has also been told to the polk-e respondent of the Olobe at Shanghai sava
that on Thursday evening a tall man, wear- China has been given full reasqji to depend
Ing a long overcoat and a slouch hat, was on the armed assistance of the nowers for
seen walking past Miss Schafer'a rooms,
and this man had a. mustache.
THIEF HAS MANY DIAMONDS
Minneapolis Folic Make Rich Hani
la Person of James
MINNEAPOLIS. Jan. 2$. -James Walters.
alleged to be one of the most socressfnl
dinmonii tkUL.. i. ii.. T'ni.. s.tu ,,.
arrested here by detectivea an hour before
he Intended to leave for Chicago. More
than $12,0T0 worth of diamonds were found
In his possession, while he confessed to
having disposed of about $13,000 worth of
stones In the past three weeks. The specific
charre on which h hM i. that nf
robbina Tlainn.m. n-ien. n..ik.ei. nf
$,- of stone at the Colonial hotel In San
Francisco three weeks ago.
With Writer was William Kerry, a local
man, who kept the diamonds for him while
he was In the city and who was arrested
while awaKln'n hl finmnfinlnn at I Tn lrh ats
tlon. Walter, .rrlved In Minneapolis five
day ago and registered at the National
hotel as "R T at.nv.rA r .il. H
was plentifully supplied with money and
cut quite a figure while In the city.
After being arrested he was subjected to
a vigorous examination and finally ad
mllied that a companion knew where the
stones were The nfflcers found Kerry at
the station. When Walters wa. confronted
wlth k'm k. , i .... , .
had stolen Ih. .rM wh.r. h. ha.l
disposed of a number of them
Wracoed unln m h.nWrrhl w fnund
diamond lltard. etudded with about 150
stones, and estimated at a value of about
$0.(00; a diamend tipped coronet pin. a
pearl and diamond necklace. Dearl and
diamond hrea.tnin . r.i rin ur.
rounded with twentv.twa diamonds, and
pair of diamond atudded cuff buttona com
Bleled the collection, making about $12,000
worth of ton-. He ha disposed of
several diamonds in MlnneaDolls. and
within the oast thr weeks sold $1.000
worth of atone in Tannma. Inokani and
When ih- th.rt .... i...., n Bin
Francisco a general alarm was sent out
throuah ths ..imir. anA tha nnllre of
every city bve been on the outlook for the
RUSSIA' PREPARES FOR WAR
Deiri Pao flo Utterances Torcei in lait
irn Aiii Art Being Aogmsntfd.
NCREASE NAVAL AND MILITARY STORES
Activity at Dlark Sea Porta Com--tlnaea
oa. More Extensive
Scale and Railways
PORT ARTHUR, Jan. -i.-Hlgh officials
here say they believe war or peace will be
decided upon today or tomorrow
After a conference of the bends of all the
dtpartments of the Manchurian admlnls
trstlon orders were Issued that a list of
every available army and navy reserve
man In Manchuria be drawn up, hi well
as a list of those Indispensable for the civil
administration which It la Imporslblo to
end to the front. It is claimed -(hat the
reserve Is 80,000 men. The bulk of the Port
Arthur fleet Is stationed just outside the
mouth of the harbor
Naval and military stores In unusual
quantities are being bought on the condl
tlon of Immediate delivery. The admiralty
authorities, answering Inquiries on the
part of ship owners, Cecllne to define the
rights of neutral ships bound for Japan.
Shipping rates have advanced 100 per cent
during the Inst fortnight, otherwise the
traffic of foreign ships, especially In Japan
coal which was obtained by indirect pur
chase, continues normal. The shipping
companies, however, are preparing to with
draw from hero The authorities are con
sldertng the question of removing the mm
combatants, for whose transportation ships
are In readiness
Owing to the disorder In the native city
here among the coolies, because the gov
ernment works have been stopped, a large
force of guard occupy all the streets
Japanese Takes Gloomy View.
LONDON, Jan 23 There Is no conftrma
tlon here of the reports that Japan has oc
cupied MasamDho. Baron - Hayashl, the
Japanese minister, not only discredited
them, but said that the Japanese govern
ment had previously decided not to take
any half measures or any steps which
could be constra.-d as being prejudicial to
the negotiations so long as they are pro
ceeding. "When Japan decides to take ac
tlon," he added, "It will announce It
frankly to Russia and the rest of the
world." According to Baron . Hayashl, the
situation- Is unchanged. Ho continues to
take the gloomiest view of the situation,
The Russian ambassador. Count Bencken
dorlj, when questioned as to the truth of
the rumor tnat me reply or rtussia to
Japan was sent from St. Petersburg yes
terday, said: 'It Is not true. I have -not
yet received any Information as to what
form -the reply will take or when it will
besent." Count .Benckendorff significantly
remarked that he believed the question of
Japanese settlements, In Manchuria "to be
the most Important outstanding question.
"But this," he continued, "certainly does
not seem worth going to wax about. As
regards the Japanese demand for the In
elusion of a Russian acknowledgment cf
Chinese sovereignty over Manchuria In the
Russo-Japanese treaty, that Is merely a
matter of words, ar,d surely no war about
words would be Justifiable; so l am noperui
ol a peaceful outcome of the negotiation!
The announcement of the Associated
Press from St. Petersburg that peace Is
desired In such a high quarter la most s'g-
nlflcant, but before the royal wish ean be
assured tne ruinument or several question
must dc emeu, isone pt mem, nowever
are worth tne terrible recourse or vixr.
Count Benckendorff added that be be
"evea to De, correct tne report ;nt . tne
British government did not think the quea.
"on r Japanese settlements in ssancnuna,
on which he laid much stress, was suffi
cient to cause .war. . j . ,' .
The British cabinet met at noon today.
The main business was the king's speech
at the reassembling of Parliament, and the
Program, which probably received lome r
viewing of the far eaatern Uuatlon, though
na Foreign office Is without any further
Information on this subject
A dispatch to the Central News from
Toklo says that an extraordinary Qaxette
ha been published, containing an imperial
oravna nee approving tne various coast ae
fnse regulations and forbidding under
1 fno nalntenanen of Mm Integrity of the
empire, nulte Irrespective of any action on
th port of Jsr-sn, , ,
Activity on Black let Increases.
NEW TOHK, Jan. 2S.-Mliltary activity
at the Black sea ports continue on a more
extensive scale than ever, cable a Russian
correspondent of the Timet.
Men are arriving for shipment on trans-
Prt for the far east. The railways are
gorged with military stores. Private
""eight U aldetracked In order to expedite
tho ahlpment of supplies. Five more trans-
P0''"- 'n tn of crK n1
're n"mb'' troops, will be dlspstched
,oon P"lbl- The transports will
uke un and mn't'"1". vhten are needed
at Port Arthur.
The Russian officers are wagering on the
ehancea of this or that transport reaching
It destination In advance of tb opening
May Bar Inlied States.
ST. PETERSBURG. Jan. IS. The neces-
of n ch"e view, between Rus-
la and the other rowers rnter,sud regasd-
'ne "Pi"""'" " "'
churla. "so aa tu avoid possible misunder
standings and harmonise the Interest of
Russia and the other powers in that prov
ince." Is emphasised In today's Rubs.
This paper says it learns authorltativtly
that the announcement that Ruse: a has reo
Ognlsed the inviolability of the rights ac-
nuired by foreign powers In Manchuria
unaer existing vj.i.icvwuu
Wn rauncnuoii " t,-u......Biv;mi
I treaty DClWCen IUB iniiw maic. nnu
China or the Chinese-Russian treaty. The
"" nenm mat nu.wa n.s given us
aasent to tne rauncauon oi mew in...,
"because, as China la not a vassal state,
U has perfect liberty to conclude any
a I treaty.''
- "Nevertheless." adds the Russ. "foreign
power must take Into account the Rusalan
occupation of Manchuria, which, although
It do not eliminate the authority of the
1 Chines government, place certain re
I strictlons on the exercise of that authority
I which cannot escape the notice of foreign
I representative who wlrh to enter Into
J relation wfth the Chinees administration
1 Of that province."
I WASHINGTON. Jan. ta-UniteJ Swtes
I Minister Urlacom ."porta to the State de-
partment from Toklo that there ha been
no change In the situation there relative
to the Russian negotiations.
SEOUL,' Jan. S3. The Coresii government
has made a formal declaration of neutral
ity In the event of war between Japan and
DIVORCES A SCANDAL
(Continued from First Page.)
sustained the archbishop In his conflict and
will defend his action In the Spanish Cor
tes, before which the prelate will soon ap
pear to explain his actions. After this the
archbishop will send his resignation to
Rome Hr.d will retire to a convent of hli
order, probably In Rome, to end his days
t'ansca Criticism at Rome.
The recent enthronement of the new
archbishop of Westminster, Mgr. Bourne,
has been the subject of many caustic com
menta In Vatican circles because of the
character of the ceremonial, some of the
features of which are absolutely reserved
for the ceremony of the coronation of a
Canon Moyses of the London cathedral
had absolute charge of the arrangements
and It his Idea that the ceremony
shoyld be conducted on pre-reformatlon
lines by reintroducing some of the usages
prevailing when the ancient archbishops
of Canterbury took poeaesslon of their
The'piinclpal part of the ceremonial dis
cussed In Rome was the adoption of a
white silk canopy embroidered with his
armorial bearings, under which the new
archbishop made his solemn entry Into the
cathedral. The words pronounced by
Provost Johnron, when he actually en
throned the archbishop In the name and
authority of Ood without any mention of
the Holy See, fonn another point of dls
russlon at the Vatican. The ceremony of
Introducing the foretasting of the bread
and wine, used at the solemn pontifical
mass, Is commented upon because, accord
ng to tradition. It la reserved exclusively
for papal celebrities.
As Archbishop Bourne's modesty Is well
known In Rome, he la not blamed sa much
as his master of ceremonies. Who, with the
best of Intentions, has set a precedent of
which the Vatican authorities can but
The stand token by the new archbishop
regarding the school question and his an
nouncement that by the establishment of
middle class day schools for boys at St.
Edmund's. college, where he hopes to ob
tain some of the government money In sup
port of his new diocesan seminary, has
met with general approval In Rome, where
much is hoped from the untiring .energy
of the head of the English Catholic church.
Plus X was strongly impressed on the re
cent visit of the archbishop to Rome and
did not hide his Intention to promote hhn
soon to the cardlnalltlnl dignity.
The new bishop of Southwark will soon
be named. Three candidates have beep
recommended In Rome, Mgr. Fenton,
Canon Amlgo of Southwark and Canon St.
John, dlocesean treasurer. The first one' Is
strongly backed, but the last seems more
acceptable to all parties concerned and
will probably be elected. '
AMERICAN PORK IN FRANCE
Govcrmmeats of I'altrd States aad
Fraace May Get Together on
TnrUfs. ' .
PARIS. Jan. 23. The officials of the
United States embassy and of the min
istry o commerce express satisfaction over
the dispatches from Washington Indicating
a deposition to make a commercial agree
ment between .Franc - and r the United
Stale.' Negotlatlona to that end ' hive
been In progress slnee last July, whan the
French Parliament, without yarning,
placed a practically prohibitive . rate on
American pork and Halt meat. During the
r.egotlatlons an official Intimation was
given that If the prohibitive rates on Amer
ican pork were continued President Roore
velt might find it necessary to exercise hli
authority under the reciprocity agreement
of 1898, of suspending the reduced rates
which the United States accords to French
clarets and other still wines.
The French authorities asked If the tow
rates on American pork were restored,
whether the United States would reduce the
rate on French champagne. This was not
conceded. During the discussion the state
ment was made that If the United State
reduced the rates on champagnes, France
would reduce the rate on Porto Rico coffee.
But the coffee reduction was not considered
a fair equivalent for a reduction on cham
pagnes. . Ths discussion has not reached
definite results, a the question of further
concessions Is dependent upon the bill now
pending In Parliament, permitting the gov
ernment to restore the low rate on pork
and salt meata. The measure Is meeting
with resistance from the agricultural ele
ment on the ground that the American
products threaten the French Industry, but
there are Indication that the government
Influence will secure its passuge. The rate
thereafter will be reduced from 60 franca
per 100 kilos to 20 francs, which Is suf
ficient to renew the trade interrupted since
lust July. Owing to the friendly attitude
of the French authorities through the nego
tiations it Is expected that the readmU-
slon of American pork may lead to a fur
ther greernent on other articles discussed.
Will Oppose Standard Oil . Company.
BERLIN, Ja.i. 23 The financial paper
regard the capital of $5,000,000 with- which
the German Petroleum company was or
ganised to compete with the Standard Oil
company as a "lllliputlan trifle," compared
with the paid up cnpltal of the Rockefeller
concern. The foundera are Deutsch bank
the Vienna Bank Vereln, the Mitteldeutsche
Kredlt tank, the National bank, Jacob
Stem of Frankfort-on-t he-Main, and the
Handel and Industrie banks.
Railway otes nnd Personals.
J. Francis, general passenger and ticket
agent of the o. & M., is noine irom Bt.
H. C. Chevnev. aenerol sgent of the
Northwestern, has returned from a trip out
In the state
Vice Preiilrient Cornish of the Union
Paclflo left fur hla home In New York
a a Hutchinson, formerly connected
with the I'nlon VnciHa here, but HOW la.
cated In Chicago, is in me city.
General Manager Geortie If. Uldwell of
the Nebraska and Wyoming division of the
Northwestern, has retui'iwa irom cnicago,
Three cars of soldiers c.sme In from St.
1.0U1M over the Wabash yetserday morning.
They left via the Northwestern for Fort
Bturgls. . U.. in tne anernuun.
General Manager W. H. Bancroft of the
I'nlon Pucilie left Friday evening for Ken
ana City, where he goes to confer wllh
the superintendent of the Kansas lines o
Tha annual birthday party of Andrew
Truvnnr. ffenernl LanHBSO agent Of tile
Union Paclrtc. will be given at his home
February . None but employes of the
railroad are Invited to attend. The head
auarters of Mr. Traynor ure lit Council
Bluffs, but he Uvea In this city.
Frank Rooney of South Omaha ha been
arrested on a charaa of larceny as bailee.
Smoke Issuing from a defective furnace
at tne miame uuuruinf ... .... ...
lire department out last evening.
n r v tMeree. sol South Twenty-sev
enth street, H being held at the police
station charged with embtaslemsni.
The Central Park Improvement club will
bold Its regular meeting aionoay evsnin
st tha Onnirreiratinnal church. FOT t -"t'COll
and Rural,, a ilrMtl. All m em ban. hav
Lxn raaueitted to be prevent as Important
matters will come up fur coualderatlau.,
NO FINANCIAL LEGISLATION
Praoticallt Determined t) Tike Ho Action
at Thii 8eu on of Oonrrtu.
PROHIBITION OF MEXICAN COIN OPPOSED
Foreigners Resist Introduction !
Xew gllver Standard Decease They
tan Make Large Prog Is Oet
of Cheap Dollars.
WASHINGTON. Jan. S3. It has been de
termined practically definitely that no
financial legislation will be enacted at this
sesslun of congress. Several measure are
pending in both branches of congress besr-
Ing upon tho question. One, at least, of
tnem. It Is ssld, has strength enough be
hind It to Insure Its passngo by bne branch
Speaker Cannon Is of the opinion that no
radical legislation of a financial or any
other comprehensive character should be
entered upon during the present session.
At a later time flr.anrlnl legislation may
be considered, but even to such a proposi
tion It is understood Speaker Cannon Is
Bankers After the Profit.
Recent Manila advices to the War de
partment throw light on the present agita
tion on tho Philippines over the proposed
expulsion cf the Mexican dollar from cir
culation. The banks, conducted for the
most part by foreigners, are strenuous In
their 'opposition to the proposed abandon
ment of the Mexican silver piece, because
of the large opportunities Its use afford
for making profit In exchange.
Before the war the Spanish authorities
In Manila had prohibited the Importation
of Mexican dollars. The Spanish authori
ties even went so far as to Import the I
Mexican money on their own account and
recoin It into pesos at a profit of about
10 per cett. J
The pesos were not popular and General
Merrltt ordered the suspension of the de
cree prohibiting, the Importation of Mexi
can dollar and they soon began to pour
Into the Islands from China In great
volume. The banks of Manila had been
making a handsome profit out of the Phil
ippine peso and Just a they now resist
tha change to the American peso they re
sisted Oeneral Merrltt' order allowing the
Importation of Mexicans. But an Ameri
can peso having been provided for by con
gress the other silver money of the Islands
Collectors Are Slow,
The report of the committee contain a
statement by Assistant Secretary Arm
strong of the treasury on the subject of
deficiency for collecting the revenue and
a provision authorising the president to
redlstrlct the country. The secretary
stated that It Is not the Intention to abol
ish collection poets, but that many could
be consolidated with economy. He calls
attention to the fact that there were some
thing like fifty dUtrleU In which It costs
$600 to collect a single dollar.
The committee desires in no spirit of ctp
tlou criticism to call attention to the evil
that has grown for many years past of
submitting estimates to congress In a desul
tory manner for appropriations gnd defic
iencies. The annual estimates, when sub
mitted at the beginning of each regular
session of congress are supposed to Indi
cate the sum total of requisitions to be
granted from the treasury the ensuing
fiscal year. Yet, every day of the present
session the house has received one or more
executive communications submitting addi
tional supplemental estimates. In the case
of one of the large and Important bill.
the supplemental estimate, exceed the' for
SeTcrnl Army Promotion.
This was a red-letter day in army history
for retirements and promotions In the army.
Three general officers retired today. Gen
eral George L. Ollllsple, who has been fer
several years chief of engineers, became a
major general and chief assistant to Lieu.
tenant General Chaffee, chief of staff. Colo
nel Alexander MacKensle became a brlga
dler general and also assumed the duty of
chief of engineers. Francis 8. Dodge be
came paymaster general, vice Bates, re
tired. Colonel W. E. Daugherty becomes
brigadier general and retires Sunday,
giving place to Colonel William McCaa-
key. Colonel John Story assumed the
duties of chief of artillery, with the rank
of brigadier general.
BRAKEMEN'S BALL A WINNER
Fonrtecnth Annual Dane of the
Brotherhood of Railroad' Train.,
men a Success.
The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen
gave II fourteenth annual ball on Tues
day evening, January It, at Crelghton
hall, wjilch wa largely attended and
was g success in every way. Credit Is
due tq the following committees: Master
of ceremonies, H. P. Graham, assistants
J. H. McCandles and George W. Ellis;
arrangement. C. H. Ostrom, G. M. Palmer,
F. L. Furnace, D. L. Richardson and F
P. Ferryman. i
Several visiting member were present
Including the general grievance committee
of the Order of Railroad Conductor am)
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and
the following named from Boone, la., who
cam over In a special car In the evening
and returned next morning: Bert Master-
son, Con Peters. Hank Peters, Ed Carter,
Bert Blanchard, Art Beatty,' Scott Canf-
bell. Lou Briley, Rome McKennon, Thomas
Bolltho. Fred Tlllett.' J. V. Eppel. Dick
Lloyd. Ed Lloyd, Alf Barker, Lee Warner,
J. D. Drlscol. Thomas Hoffman; Misses
Mabel Held, France Held, Nettle McVea,
Flossy Kelley, Luclle Sawyer, Flo Saddler
Pearl McKennon. Grace Eppel. Carrie
Lloyd, Mabel Westrop, Agnes Fleming,
Edna Maaterson. Jeanette Shaw, Ethel
Stanfleld, Llsxls Deagan.
KILLED BY A LOCOMOTIVE
William P'aleeaer mt Valley llles from
Inlnrlea After Taken !
William Falconer of Valley died at St.
Joseph hospital yesterday at 4 p. m. from
Injuries sustained' by being run over by a
Union Pactflo locomotive at Valley. HI
leg was rruwhed, and Dr. Jonas of the
Union Pacific performed, an operation In an
effort of saving the man' life.
Fslcorer was underneath the locomotive
when the fatal accident occurred. The en
gine was to take out the local on the Beat
rice branch of the Union Pacific. It had
steamed up and was standing on a cinder
pit, when some flaw was discovered In Its
operation, and Falconer went under the
locomotive to adtust the difficulty. The en
glne was set In motion and Falconer's right
leg was terribly crushed between the thigh
and knee. Engineer Jenson and Fireman
Shepardson declai i they did not know
Falconer was under the engine or It should
never have started until he was out. J. J.
McCoy was the conductor In charge of the
train, which always Is made up at Valley.
Falconer had been foreman of the house
for eight or nine years. He leaves a wife
and six children, ths eldest of whom I 11
years and the youngest 2 weeks old. He
carried a $2,000 life Insurance policy with
the Royal' Highlanders and Is believed to
have had an aouldent policy of $1,500 with
DANGER HAS PASSED
(Continued from First Page.)
Inches, showing a fall of almost a foot
since the crest of the freshet was reported
during the night. The local weather ob
server considers the danger past for the
time, a the cold snap proved sufficiently
severe, and- changed the rain Into snow
during the after part of the night. The
levee still hold firm and no damage has
occurred except where old breaks had not
DAYTON, O., Jan. 23. The cold weather
which set In last night checked the thaw
and the Miami river Is falling. Indication
are favorable for a recession of the flood
In this valley without further damage. .
COSHOCTON. O.. Jan. 2. The Tus
carawas river I higher than ever before. A
man clinging to a tree trunk floated down
mid-stream calling for help. It Is feared
that many live have been loat in the Tus
carawas valley. The situation In the most
critical since 188. . .
TOLEDO, fan. E3. The Ice In the Maumer
river ha caused more damage than this
city ha experienced from that cause since
the flood of 1883. The gorge that formed
yesterday at the city limit, . broke thla
afternoon and the great mass of moving
Ice did considerable damage to shipping.
The total damage In this city will foot up
several hundred thousand dollars.
Schnylklll River Ratting.
PHILADELPHIA. Jan. a. What prom
laea to be the most disastrous flood this
city has experienced sine 1892 la now rag
ing In the Schuylkill river.' In an hour
tha river rose seven feet. This sudden rush
was due to the breaking up of the Ice, and
as a consequence sixteen big mills In
Manayunk, a suburb, were forced to shut
Large ' cakes of Ice are crashing against
the mills, and It Is feared several of the
properties will be seriously damaged. There
Is a big Ice gorge opposite the Penroyd
Iron works and the water is rapidly back'
Ing )ipon thla plant. .... '
In West Manayunk the river road drive.
way Is four, feet, under the water and an
Italian settlement In this section is .also
submerged. . All of the occupants of tha
houses had to be removed In boats. Rail
road trscks are ' under ' two td three feet
of water and twenty-seven piers along the
east bank of the river, opposite Falrmount
park, have been washed away.
Water Fnmln 1 Flood.
HARRISBURO, Pa., Jan. 28. Th simul
taneous breaking of two of the thirty-Inch
mains which feed the reservoir and supply
water to the network of pipes throughout
Harrlsburg has caused the worst water
famine ever known In this city. Houses,
hotels, railroads, mills and factories hav
been cut off from water. Thla state of
affair Is one of the most serious known
In years and Is mads worse by the flood
In Paxton creek, which, retards the work
of repair. "
, ' Five, Persona Drown.
BHARON, Pa., Jan. SB. Four men and a
woman who attempted, to ford a swollen
stream near -here today were swept sway
and it Is reported all were drowned.
A. Q. Smith of Beatrice Is an Omaha vis
itor. Frank E. Ballard of North Platte and H.
E. Carrlg of Columbus art t the Hen
shaw. Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Kllpatrlck -of
Beatrice are Omaha visitors, guests at ths
Mr. and Mrs. C. Hlllenlect of Fremont,
J. I.. Brush of Greeley. Colo., Colonel W.
F Brown of Los Apgelea and Pat Ryan of
8alt Lake are at the Paxton. .
T. T. Lapps. F. E. Lutx of Hastings,
W. C. Campbell of Kearney. J. H. Little
of Fullertou, W. H. Thompson and H.
Q. Spencer of Kansas City are at the
Luther Freeman of Douglas, Wyo., George
T. Odell of Salt Lake, R. E. Hamilton of
Creighton. J. F. Lobdell of Ogden. C. K .
Buckman of Casper, H. E. Ensley and r.
W. Herbert of Denver are at the ller Grand.
Riley A. McLaughlin Is preparing for his
departure to Oaleaburg, 111., where he has
been tendered the management of the Elec
tric Light, Btreet Railway and Gas company
of that city. Mr. McLaughlin was for aev
enteen years connected with the Omaha
Electric Lighting company and lias gained
nmny friends while here.
Mr and Mrs. Chailea Thorpe of Geneva,
Neb., W. 8. Baker of Gretna, E L. Carter,
g. E. Morrison of Lincoln. W. K. Perkins
of Goldsboro, N. C, J. B. Taylor of Battle
Creek. Charle Wagele of Claremonl.
Wyo., D. Donovan of Stanton. T. H. John
son of Seward. A. G. Hamilton of Spring
field. E. Zook of Nebraska City. C. E. Wal
leck and Mrs. K. Hubbard of Denver are
at the Merchants.
Said the boss: "I'm in
hurry for this.'
Said the office boy:
right, sir. ' Have Root print
SOUTH TWELFTH STREET, OMAHA. NEB.
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CONSIDER THE ARMY B1LJ.
Ejnn Detotei Entire Day to Ootiideratioo
SPIRITED DISCUSSION PRECIPITATED
Mr. Hemenway Thinks llepartmcat
Mbrnrlrs ire nil of "Yellow"
Novels nnd Books nf So
WASHINGTON. Jan. 2.1.-The house de
voted the entire day to consideration of
the army appropriation bill In' committee
r the wheJe. Mr. Robinson, dem. dnd.i.
took occasion to criticise the war depsrt-
mcnt for the expenditures made by the
bureau of ordnance and fortifications In
connection . with the Langloy airship, de
claring that such expenditures were with
out the sanction of congress and the air
ship was without utility. Only twelve of
the forty-one page of th bill had been
read for amendment when the house ad
journed. The provisions In the bill for the
construction of a submarine cable from
Sitka to Port IJsoomb, Alaska, went out
on a point of order.
A spirited discussion was precipitated by
Mr. Hemenway. chairman of the appro
priations committee, who proposed a lim
itation on the purchase of books and peri
odicals for the army. The Dreyfus cane,
French novels and the character of hooks
In the department library jvere amohs. Ilia
subjects discussed. " An amendment rlnally
prevailed for the purchase of technical and
professional works only.
Mr. Hemenway made the general state
ment that the department libraries were
full of "yellow" novels and books of no
value, aa well as good novels.
. Mr. Williams (Mias.) suggested that the
house committee on agriculture had found
thla same abuse In the library.
Mr. Robinson (Ind.) said that the ap
propriation bill should be specific ami
limit th use to which the sums appro- w
prlated may be put. He took occasion to
criticise the expenditure of money by the
war department In the Langley airship
experiments. He declared that the expendi
ture for that purpose lucked the sanction
of congress and characterised the airship
as lacking In utility.
"The head of the War department has
permitted an expenditure for scientific pusr
poses of over $200,000 In a vain attempt to
breathe life Into an airship project which
collapsed and which was known, It seems
to me, had no utility about It.'" Concluding
"I take It that nobody upon that aide of
tha house or this would expend, even where
the law has sanctioned It, this money that
was sunk In the bottom of the Potomac
river by this aerial navigation, the .Don
Quixote scheme of Prof. Langley."
Mr. Hitchcock (Nob.) asked Mr. Hull
why It was that tha United States army
requires a greater annual appropriation
than any other nation.
"Because the United States pays more
money to Its soldier than any other na
tion," ssld Mr. Hull. He said that when
the American troops went to China they
were the best paid, best clothed, best fed
of any of th troops that assembled on
,.P.L afton Co.
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i Rely Upon Hyomei
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treatment for the oure of these troubles.
Breathed through the neat pocket In
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that passes Into the throat and lungs.
Identical with that on the mountains, where
It Is laden with healing and health-giving
Lbalsam. . It searches out and kills disease
germ in th most remote and minute air
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Hyomei Is prescribed by physicians gen
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to break up a cold and prevent pneumonia.
The complete Hyomei outfit consists of
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venlent that It can be carried In the pocket
or purse, a medicine dropper and a bottle
of Hyomei. This cvsts but $1, and It will
cure any ordinary case of catarrh. In
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Sherman A McConnell Drug Co., corner
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much confidence In the power of Hyomei
to cure catarrh and other disease of the
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tbemselve, and Hyomei costs you abso
lutely nothing unless It does you good.
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