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r The Omaha U N D AY PAGES 1 TO 8. NEWS SECTION. ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871. OMAEIA, SUNDAY MOUNINO, JANUARY 1, lOOJ-THIRTY-FOUll PAGES. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. Bee GROWTH DURING YEAR Omaha ipani in All Directiona Caring Last Twelve Montii. EVERY LINE OF BUSINESS SHOWS ADVANCE Commercial and Iadnatrial Activity the oit Notable fr Yeere. Building record a splendid total Mora Than louble that ef 1903 acd Ahead of Twehe-Year Record. POSITION AS MARKET TWN ESTABLISHED growth ( Grain Trul la Connection, with AdTinre In Other Direc tions n Moat titUht tory Indleatloa. hmmirr of Omaha's Iloelneaa 10O4. Rank clearing aWH.nH.V2 13 Vol. Jobbing baalnras... 1 13,0 T,a Manafnctarlna- asa.4l4.SH2 Output Omaha smeltery. .01,MM Real estate tranafere . . .. 7.3TH.TIT Rrtllr mica, filed 2.72 !. Realty mts. releaeed... g.toM.MO Building permits laeued. a.OOM.215 Money Orders leaned.... 4Wo.l: Money Ordere paid 2,42I,IW I Stamp aalra BftT.OM City aaaeaameut roll.... loa,(sW,tK Live Htock Receipts at Boath Omaha. CattI M4,lil . Hoks 2.2.2T Sheep 1,7B4.3 Now that they have the balance sheet before them, the cltisens of Omaha cannot help feellnf that is tu a pretty good year In spite of the several things that tended to retard buainoes development and urban growth. First of all. It was the year of the presidential election, a tims when politics disturbs business to a greater or less extent. Second, a serious Interrup tion occurred as the result of the pro longed strike at the packing houses. Every line of business reports a sound and healthy growth, and every avenue of com mercial and Industrial enterprise shows an Increase In activity. The tlgures given for the bank clearings, the volume of jobbing and manufacturing for Omaha for 1WM are more eloquent than columns of words. Probably the greatest single feature of the city's growth during the year was the development of the grsln market. This has grown with wonderful strides, until It has coma to such proportions thut it now com mands the respectful attention of rivals who wouldn't consider it a year ago. It la still far from being what It ought to ba, or what It will be, but It has justified the faith of Us projectors, and is Increasing the claim of Omaha as a market town. The future of the market is assured by the addition of elevators to the facilities al ready in existence. One big elevator has .been put into commission during the year. In addition to the several previously es tablished, and the foundations are down for a 1,000,000-bushel plant, which will be ready for business before another crop Is harvested. ' In the matter of buildings Omaha had rery busy year. In total value the new building added during the year are more than double those of 1903, and exceed In value those of any year since 1&82. Projects under way indicate that 1906 will be as busy as the year just ended In the building line. Jobbers and manufacturers look compla cently on the result of the year in their lines, and count with certainty on at least equal increase during the year to come. While no new railroads have entered the city during the year, the concessions that have been made to Omaha and the ex tensions made of lines already In existence .have opened new terrtory to the local wholesaler, and the natural expansion has followed. Figures furnished by the post master Indicate a steady Increase In the commercial activity of the city, the matter of at a. up sales alone showing an Increase of 147,000 over the year 1908. Other items point with similar directness to the growth mad by the city during the year. The real estate transactions of over t7.000.000 in ' elude a larger percentage of small sales, tho property being purchased for homes, than any report that has been made for years. Viewed from any point, the reports for the year are encouraging, and while affording much satisfaction In retrospect, give also an incentive and an lmpetua to the for ward movement for 1906. JOBBING AND MANUFACTURING Eaoaragla( lacrraae In Business Done Shown by Balance. Sheets. Aocording to the best figures obtainable, the tetal amount of wholesale business for the year 1904 for 133 houses is H13.W7.0tii, and the total value of the manufacturing output of 2U3 houses Is 12,414.583. This is an advance in amount of 114 pur cent for jobbing and of 31 per cent for manufac turing. The wholesale business during l'jua advanced W4 per cent, the amount b ing 1101.387,600, aa against 390,300,000 for 1U03 and 171.100.000 for 18-1. The per-cent of Increase over 19uu is 784 Pr cent. In manufacturing the total for lu3 was lisa..ou) and lor 1903, $160,175,000. The per cent of increase over 1901 Is 76. As was the case last year, the explana tion of these Important gains is largely lu good times and good crops in Omaha territory. Ths crop of 19u3 was excellent and enabled ths country merchants to pay their debts if they had any. The crop of 1904 was better, particularly is the west ern part of the terras: , una made it pos sible for the dealer to lay In good stocks of merchandise Collections have been better. Ths greatest Increase in business has bean in grain, and Is due to the very satisfactory adjustment of rates effected during the year. Other rates have been altered to favor Omaha jobbers and manu facturers. Waw Territory Available. The Great Western entered the terri tory just at the rlose of 19)3 and Its effect was not fait uutil this year. It has opened up new territory and more dlrtct line to important sections and is a great feature. Tha mlM and open character of the fall and early winter was very beneficial In cerlalu lines of business, allowing Jot ben to make large shipments of per.shahls goods in sections usually cloned by cold weather. Ths increase in business la also attributed to the natural growth of tha country. Tha farm lauds and town prop erty is beoomlng more valuable and the tnhabltanta more numerous and more wealthy, Tha firms, with each year of business, become better known and (Continued on Page Five.) ENGLAND MAY MAKE SUGAR Realrteat of Liverpool Says Mil and Climate Is Adapted for Beet Crop. LONDON, Dec. SI (Special Cablegram to Ths Bee.) Kngland, which the greatest sugar consuming cour' the world, might profitably pr- .-.O that It re- quired, yet does nr .yT n cording to Slur A? a o( I.I Iverpool, the well known - vrt, everything favors sugar bee 4 In this country and In Ireland ' climate and soil are more sulta . .1 anywhere on the continent. The af. I consumption of sugar by Eng lish rentiers, confectioners and Jam makers Is about l.TiO.ono tons, yet they are entirely dependent on foreign supplies and at the mercy of a host of continental gsmblers. Mr. Stein has a remedy for all this. He has propounded a scheme for growing sugar at home. By means of the convention sugar producers In other countries received bounties or exemptions from taxes to tha extent of 2 shillings per hundredweight. Up to the present there had been no producers In this country, but If during the remaining tenure of the Brussels convention the Eng lish government were to guarantee similar treatment to home grown sugar If, for Instance, it were to exempt home sugar from a portion of the existing tax of 4s 2d per hundredweight It would be a suffi cient Inducement, says Mr. Stein, for the establishment of large factories all over the country. In the event of such a promise from the government the capital would be forthcom Ing for the factories, and farmers would co operate by growing the beet at a guaran teed uniform price per ton. To supply the requirements of this country alone at least 400 factories would be required, each cost. Ing from S0.flfK) to 10O.on0 to establish nna work, and each employing between 400 and 500 hands. Besides the aggregate ntrmber of 200 sugar refiners employed the confectionery and allied trades would probably1 be further de veloped, beet growing would be taken up by farmers and would provide remunerative employment for many thousands of people. Mr. Stein has been experimenting for fifteen years In all parts of Kngland, Scot land and Ireland and has found that under ordinary conditions the plant grows better and yields better results than In any part of the continent. The Liverpool corporation has set aside a large plot of land on the sewerage farm at Walton for experimental beet growing, and the yield this year has been thirty-one tons per acre, which Is nearly three times the ayerage .yield on the continent, and the pro portion of sugar extracted was 19 per cent, against the average of IS per cent on tho continent. The Lancashire Farmers' asso ciation recently expressed Its willingness to guarantee 1,300 acres of land for the pro duction of roots for the next five or ten years for the purpose of supporting a sugar factory. "If we had a guarantee from the govern ment of support similar to that extended to the cotton Industry through the royal char ter," says Mr. Stein, "a start would ba made without delay." YOUNGHUSBAND ON THIBET Head of Mlaalon to Lhasa Haa Re turned to London from India. LONDON, Deo. 31. (Special Cablegram to The Bee,) Colonel Younghusband, who concluded the British treaty with Thibet, and who has arrived in England from Lhasaa, says that owing to the magnificent behavior of the British troops the Thibetans were much better disposed toward them when they left than when they arrived. He said: The Thibetans are a nation of shop keepers. While the mission was In the country, Thibetan traders were continually coming In all our camps and posts to sell produce and goods. There seems to be every prospect of a thriving trade spring ing up between India and Thibet. It was a very dlhicult matter to get the convention through in the few weeks which military necessity placed at my dis posal, and still more dlfllcult to do this without causing bitterness of feeling among the Thibetans. I am happy to say that we have not left behind us at Lhassa any of that feeling of race animosity which might occur under similar circumstances. Tiie fact that we were allowed Into the most sacred shrines In Lhusxa, and that, after the treaty was signed. Captain Con nor was received by the Paslil Lluma at Shigatse with great ceremony, was sure proof that the walls of religious obstruc tion, which had been raised by the Llamas, and which had hitherto closed the coun try, had more or less been broken down. I do nut think It likely that they will ever wish to raise thorn again. BRITAIN HAS GRAVE PROBLEM Lord Welby Says Kxpenses Exceed Income, with Little Hope ' of Chance, LONDON, Dee. 31. (Special Cablegram to Ths Bee.) Iord Welby, speaking at the National Liberal club this week, declared the budget prospects for next year to be very gloomy. "We ended last year a year of complete peace," said he, "with a deficit of 6,400,000, and, looking at the published returns of revenues, it looks as. if tha Income would ba 4,000,000 or 5,000,000 short next April. "Our floating debt was Increased from 8,01)0,000 the year before the war to be tween 70,000,000 and 80,000,000. "During the last ten year the expendi ture on tha army and navy has been doubled, and in that period our whole ex penditure has Increatied from 92.000,000 to j. 1:2.000. 000. "Ths limits of safety are passed when the increase of expenditure outstrips to so abnormal an extent the natural growth of revenue. "Our expenditure has outstripped that proportion by 39.000,000, and to that extent the government has violated the cardinal rules of finance, and there seems no pros pect of a reduction of taxation. On the contrary, tho prospect Is of a still heavier burden." STRANGLERS JBUSY IN TUNIS Ona American and Many Others Are Vlctlma of Mnrderons Religious Fanatics. PARIS Dec tl. (Special Cablegram to J Tha Bee.) The French and native police I at Tunis have arrested upwards of 600 per sona who are suspected of complicity In tha many strangling cases that have occurred recently. j The town has been in a Mate of terror for soma time past owing to u large num- j ber of mysterious deaths. In all cases the I vlclihia have ben found strangled. i They were of both sexes, but chiefly young men and women. Within a furtnlght 1 no fewer than fourteen victims, one of them being an American, have been discovered. Aa money and other valuable were left on ths bodies, robbery could not have been tha motive. It is believed that the crimes are tha work of a band of religious fanat- TWO COLONIALS TALK Representatives of Australia and Naw Zea land Faror Preferential Agreement. WOULD DRAW EMPIRES CLOSER TOGETHER Australian Statesman Pays Tribite to Chamberlain in Hii Bemeiie. TRADE WITH NEW ZEALAND INCREASES Colonial Produce Commissioner Tells of Canditiona in tha Celoiy. FREE TRADERS ARE NOW M9RE ACTIVE Herbert Gladstone Speaka at Weat Leeds and Hobaon Lectures t'nder Aaaplcea of tha Cobden Clnb. MELBOURNE. Pee. 31 (Special Cable gram to The Bee.) Mr. Deakln moved his resolutions In favor of Imperial preference In the Federal House of Representatives this week. Modern events, he said, had brought the Asiatic peoples Into the arena, and every thing pointed to the close of the era of peace and to the clash of arms. It was, therefore, necessary to think Imperially. The Imperialism of the future meant, not centralization, but collectivism. Mr. Deakln proceeded: "We have faith that treaties can be de vised for sharing fiscal advantages without extra cost to the British workmen or the colonial buyer. It Is quite possible to read just duties In a manner by which no in crease In prices, but an Increased volume of trade, Is effected." Mr. Deakln, In conclusion, congratulated Great Britain on having a great statesman leading the movement, and said that If Britons could not unite for trade they could not develop the Immense territories at present unoccupied and unproductive. Mr. Watson, the former labor premier, formally seconded the motion and the de bate was adjourned. Sew Zealander Favors Preference, LONDON, Dec. 31. (Special Cablegram to The Bee.) "The colonies are an Important part of the British empire. They are capable with steady development of enor mously Increasing their production and of materially adding to the food supplies of this country. Any encouragement, there fore, that may be helpful to them should be freely given, recognizing the fact that every penny spent In trade with them is money retained In the empire, which, should It at any time be necessary, would be freely used In Its defence." This was the keynote of a paper read at the Agricultural hall this week by H. c. Cameron, the produce commissioner for the New Zealand government. Mr. Cameron said that under existing con. dltlona It would be no use offering the sug gestion that the requirements of this coun try could be satisfied by the 'resources of the colonies. "Alter the conditions, however, should the need arise, should such inducements occur aa would awaken those feelings of Imperial ism manifested so strongly throughout the British colonies during the South African war, then he firmly believed tha l.i.nt sources of the empire would be fully demon strated. "New Zealand's principle exports are dairy produce and frozen meat. Of the former 249,016 cwt. of butter, valued at 1,145,22 and 64,661 cwt. of cheese, valued at 167,667, were shipped to Great Britain last season. Vet Mr. Cameron contends the dairy Industry of New Zealand Is only in Its Infancy. The frozen meat trade with the mother country began In 1882 with an export of 1.707,328 pounds, worth 19,339. In 1903 266 -408,800 pounds, worth 3,197,043, were ex ported. This year there Is a decrease, which Is likely to continue for another year or two The cause for this Is that the high price of fered for the meat tempted many of the farmers to sell their ewes. Herbert Gladstone Speaka. Mr. Herbert Gladstone, M. P., this week addressed a largely attended meeting of his constituents in West Leeds. Mr. Glad stone said that In Leeds there had been a clean sweep of ths Tories at tha mun'o Ipal elections and so he believed It would be In Imperial politics. He proceeded to refer to the sugar convention and the position to which, he said it . Great Britain. When It was remembered every innaouani or ureat Britain con sumed ninety-three pounds weight of sugar per year It would be seen that this was a matter of great importance. Owing to the cheapness of sugar Great Britain stood at the head of the world In the manu factura and ,he export of m waters, dried fruits, confectionary jams, biscuits, cocoa and chocolate, but owing to the advice of Mr. Chamberlain, and not withstanding the opposition of the liberal party, the government entered into the sugar convention, and now the price of sugar In Great Britain had largely In creased, while the consumption had gone down. There was less employment In the trade, the export of sugared articles had diminished, while the Imports were In creasing. We had deliberately pi evented ourselves from admitting Kh..n . m ustLT Dy signing this ridiculous convention. Wher- ever mere was rree competition prices went down, and the result of signing the convention wi restricted markets and supplies and we had to pay a great deal mora for sugar. This was to last four more years, but before then ha hoped the liberal government would be In power and that Great Britain should denounce this insane convention. Referring to the question of Chinese labor in South Africa, he said the whola matter waa repulsive. He did not see how It could be justified. The real truth Was that tha mine owner, were afraid of the Indepen dence of tha white men. They did not like tha trade unionism. It was a very thin dis guise under which the government waa .aij. iug. They knew that nineteen out of twenty men concerned in these ,0ld mine Sid not want to have whits men doing tha unskilled work. No; they preferred to get the Chinamen at 1 shilling I pence , day Instead of paying white man I shillings 7 pence a day. Hs waa often asked "What would tha liberal party dor1 Ha knew what he should do at once. He should consult tha pevple of the country and put It to their responsible men. Britain or Boer In the Transvaal and tha Orange River col ony, and ask them to aav "ava"' . .. . I with regard to the Chinese labor. If Uier " reaponsiouity then 1st the responsibility be on their heads; but Great Britain should not have it at the present moment. Cobden Clnb Leetare. Mr. J. A. Hobaon delivered a free trade lecture this week under the auspices of ths Continued on Beoocd Page.) BOYCOTTING IN IRELAND One Family Hear Cork Reports Most Disagreeable State of Affairs. CORK, Dec. 81. (Special Cablegram to The Bee.) A rather serious state of affairs has arisen out of the agrarian trouble on the Watergrass Hill estate of Mr. R. U Fell. Boycotting and intimidation are no longer confined to the Watergrass Hill dis trict, or even to the retty sessions district of RIverstown. This specie of socinl tyranny Is now openly practiced In the city of Cork. In the presence of the police, who decline to Interfere with offenders, on the plea that "their Instructions do not Justify them In doing so." In an interview with Mr. Fell, junior, one nf the two sons of the landlord, who rents a farm on the property from Ms father, he stated: "Lonfc before this eviction took place, for some unaccountable reason, I have been sub jected to s petty tyranny snd a rigorous boycot. Even the largeet firms in this city have refused to sell to me or buy from me. I cannot even obtain the necessaries of life without resorting to strategy. Why this should be so I cannot tell. I have always played the part of a good neighbor. For many years I have been obtaining coal from a Cork merchant, but he has refused to supply me any longer. I asked why, and he said he dared not supply me, as he would loehis trade. One of the largest firms of bakers in Cork haa refused to sell me bread. Desiring to purchase some hardware goods, an assistant In a leading ironmongery establishment refused to sup ply me. I appealed to the manager, but he endorsed the action of the assistant. A day or two since my brother came to Cork for supplies. His footsteps were dogged from shop to shop by the brother of an evicted tenant, who openly warned the traders not to supply him, as he was 'Fell of Watergrass Hill.' A week ago his two domestic servants were bo terrorised that they quitted his employment." Atked If the police authorities were aware of what Is happening, Mr. Fell said: "Tills Intimidation, or at all events, some of It, has been resorted to in some of their pres ence. The men who carry on this espion age and Intimidation openly and publicly boast that the Irish government sre on their side and they are accordingly defiant and carry on their tyrannical crusade In the presence of the police. The assistant lnspoctor general of constabulary recently paid an official visit to Watergrass Hill and learned all the facts of the situation, but nothing has been done apart from con siderably strengthening the local police force and affording my brother and myself protection from physical violence. The gates were removed from our cornfields and herds of cattle driven into them during the night. Butter merchants and cattle dealers doing a large cross-channel trade ,with whom we have had business relations all our lives have refused to purchase our farm produce any longer." BECK TELLS 0FHIS TROUBLES Man Falsely Imprisoned Puts Story of Wrongs Into a Phono nrraph Recorder.1 LONDON, Dec. "81 (Speciui Cablegram to The Bee.) To future generations. In his own words and by his own voice, Mr. Adolph Beck will Bpeak In dramatic mono logue of his unjust imprisonment. He attended at the laboratory of a graphophone company this week and rec ords in the following words were taken in English, Swedish and Spanish: You ask me today me, Adolph Beck as I stand vindicated before the world, to tell you something of my Inmost feelings during that awful time of torture. Must I suffer again, even in fleeting remem brance all the horror of that day of trial? 1'lcture to yourself, then, the dock at the Old Bulley the most notorious criminal court of the world. I stood there Jnnocent In the sight of Uod branded In the sight of man a felon. My thoughts go back to that great March day when the heavens seemed to frown and glower at the deed of awful Injustice. The court was still with Ihe stillness of the death chamber. No sound was there, but that pitiless voice telling me an Innocent man that I must expiate, to the full a crime of which I wus not guilty. So great was my anguish as I clenched my hands over thd cold rails of the dock that, all unknowingly, my finger nails sank into the palms, and afterward I found that my hands were bleeding. As In t dream I heard the Judge's voice and the words, "I senterce you to seven years' penal servitude." I bowed my head and wept. My cup was full. The worst was still to come. "Hold up your hands," said the warder. I did not understand. "None of that," he shouted, brutally. "You know what I mean; hold your wrists together." I put up my hands; then he snapped the irons on my wrists. The cold steel ate into my heart. That was my last glimpse of the world for five and a half years. WORK OF SALVATION ARMY Report of Society Shows What Has Been Done to Help the Poor. LONDON, Dec. 31. (Special Cablegram to The Bee.) The Salvation army has pro vided 8,000,000 meals for the starving In InVndon during the last year. Its social Institutions, homes, food depots, labor bureaus and colonies number 614. The army has twenty-five rescue homes, which have sheltered' 2,165 girls. It has helped nearly 700 former criminals, nursed nearly 8,000 sick persons and provided cheap lodgings for 1,600,000 homeless per sons. In addition, 4,000 persons have been em ployed In Salvation factories, work has been found for ' 16,000 more and 600 lost persons have been restored to their friends. The story of the year is told In a report just published under the title of "Precl. pices." It also deals with the causes that make the downfall of man In modern Eng land, and the army's method In fighting them. The social work cost over 39,000 and It is expected that the sum of 42,000 Is required for tha year ending next September. SAUCY CHALLENGE TO DUEL Auatro-Hana-arlaa Politics Hesalts la Heieaga Between Participants In War Debates. VIENNA, Dec. 81. (Special Cablegram to The Bee'.) Count Adelbert Sternberg, tha "enfant terrible' of tha Austrian Relchsrath, In consequence of an Incident at tha last sitting of Parliament, has sent tha following challenge, written In pencil, to Herr Wolff, the pan-German deputy: Well Born Sir: You have attempted to Insult me, although it Is Impossible for you to do so. 1 am ready to fight a duel with any swine dog (schwelnehund) and con seuuently with you, too; sn.l 1 therefore send you two commissionaires as my sec onds, as no respectable man would go to you in this capacity. This challenge was actually taken to Herr Wolff by two Vienna commlaalon airea In uniform. Herr Wolff achieved great notoriety at one tlm by forcing the then prima mia lster. Count Badinl, to Sght a dual. BIG FISH IN TIIE NET Federal Grand Jsry Indicts Senator Mitchell and Congressman Herman. CHARGE IS CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD Thej Are Accuse of laing Implicated in Oregon Land Steal. DISTRICT ATTORNEY HALL 13 REMOVED Federal Officer Endorsed by Mitchell and Herman is Out of Office. WASHINGTON OFFICIALS WILL NOT TALK Charge Made that the Attorney Waa Tryln to Shield Certain Promi nent Peraona Accnaed of Crime. PORTLAND. Ore., Dee. 31. United States Senator John H. Mitchell, Representative in Congress Blnger Hermann and George Sorenson, formerly a deputy sheriff of Multnomah county, were jointly Indicted today by the federal grand jury. The Indictment alleges that John II. Mitchell and Blnger Hermann did, in Janu ary, 1902, unlawfully and feloniously con spire together and with 8. A. D. Putor, Horace Q. McKlnley, N. W. Tarpley, Emma L. Watson. Salmon B. Ormsby, Clark E. Loomis, William H. Davis and others, to defraud the government of the lnltel States out of a portion of its lands situ ated in township 11 south, range 7 east, by means of forged and false affidavits and fictitious persons, and that In the furtherance of such conspiracy 8. A. D. Puter did, on March 9. 1902. pay to John H. Mitchell the sum of 12,000 to secure his Influence with Blnger Hermann, then com missioner of the general land office nt Washington. It also alleges that, acting upon the suggestion and the wish of Sena tor Mitchell and influenced by him, know ing that tha transactions were unlawful and felonious, Blnger l'.ermann used his power as commissioner of the general land office to expedite twelve claims In town ship 11, range 7, and had them passed to patent when he knew them to be Illegal and not uccordlng to the requirements of the law. Attempt to Bribe District Attorney. The Indictment alleges that on March 28, 1904, George Sorenson offered to John H. Hall, district attorney for the United States In Oregon, the sum of 35,000 with Intent to Influence the said John H. Hall in his offi cial capacity when acting on the Indict ments returned against S. A. D. Puter, Horace Q. McKlnley et al., to defraud the government out of land In township south, of range 7, east. The alleged connection of Senator Mitchell and Representative Her mann with tha alleged conspiracy dates back, it in said, to the time when Mr. Mitchell received tha letter from "a prom inent attorney in Oregon," introducing- 8. A. 0. Puter aa a "responsible business man of Oregon." . ".. The government will. It is said, attempt to, prove that Puter and Mitchell and Her mann were well acquainted that Puter was an. ardent supporter of Mitchell In the sena torial campaign of 1898 and that all of them hava been personally acquainted for years. In 1902, the government alleges, Puter went to Washington on business connected with the lands of 11-7, In which he was at that time Interested. The lands were held up In the general land office and Puter thought that it would be of beneflt to him self and his fellows to go to Washington and see what could be done to expedite them to patent. Before he left Portland the government will attempt to prove that he went to W. P. Mays and secured from him a letter to Senator Mitchell, though In fact, according to the government, he was already well known to the senator. Arriving at Wash ington the land speculator went, so evi dence will be offered, to the office of Sen ator Mitchell and conversed with him In regard to having his claims taken from the suspended list and put through to patent as soon as possible. He told the senator. It Is alleged, that he had already sunk a large amount of money In the claims and that Emma L. Watson, a hard-working and honest girl, had also Invested in them at his suggestion. It was necessary for him to have some Influence with the commis sioner of the general land office to secure favorable recognition of his claims and he therefore would like to have the help of Senator Mitchell. Mitchell Dictates Affidavits. The government will attempt to prove that he promised to make it right with the senator in tho event that he could secure the good will and assistance of Mr. Her mann. The government contends that Mr. Puter then went to see Blnger Hermann, then commlwilonor, and talked the matter over with him. Hermann, it is alleged, did not see that anything could be done to the lands, unless some action would be taken which would make the transaction of rec ord in the office. Puter then got Into a hack, It Is alleged, and went to the hotel of Senator Mitchell, the Dewey house, and told him of the alleged conversation with Blnger Hermann. The famous Puter-Wat-son affidavits, according to the government, were then made In the hotel of the sen ator, and it l alleged that Senator Mitch ell dictated the papers to his own stenog rapher and had them delivered to Mr. Puter as finished. The affidavits, which It Is as serted told of the settlement of the land and Its cultivation, and the character of the persona making the filings, were then, so the government will attempt to prove, taken to Mr. Hermann, who, It Is alleged, took them under consideration. On March 6, 1902, tha government alleges Mr. Hermann wrote a letter to Senator Mitchell, stating that he had expedited the claims aa per his request. This la the let ter which was Introduced In tha first trial, and over the Identification of which both Senator Mitchell and Mr. Hermann were In doubt. The letter which Commissioner W. A. Richards made his trip to Portland from Washington to Identify. This letter said that Mr. Hermann had expedited ths claims and that the clerk of the division would take the claims under consideration. This, It la understood, waa done, and on the following day tha clerk recommended that they be returned to the local land offlca at Oregon City for further proof and In vestigation. The clerk recommended. It Is stated, that ths entries seemed to be fraud ulent and not according to law. These were the Davis lands, In which, It Is alleged, W. N. Dsvls of Albany and others were Inter ested. Loomis was then forest superintendent, according to tha government. In the mean time V. W. Tarpley went to Davla and got him to rale la each from fourteen men for a favorable report from the government Continued on Second Fags.) THE BEE BULLETIN. Foreraat for Kenraaka Fair Colder Sanilay. Moaday Fair. and SEWS SKf-riO 1 Record of Teara Proreaa la Omaha Colonleta' Vlewa of the Fmplre. Senator Mitchell la Indicted. Ooaalp Anions; the Leglalatora. 3 Dr. f hadwlrk Met by the Sheriff. Illneaa IH-lara Wlnnebaso Brport. Roaelaa Soldlera Are ow Beatlnlr. 4 Sews from All Parts of Xebraeka. What la lla- pealnsr In Iowa. Chicago Visited by Bis Fire. fl Past Week in Omaha Society. T Connrll Bin IT a and Iowa Sews. H Bldillas; Farewell to the Old Year. Affairs at Sonth Omaha. Happenlnga In Omaha Snbnrba. EDITORIAL SKCTIOS f Year'a Work with the Chorchea. in Editorial. 11 Tear's Railroad Improvemrnta. Sonth Omaha'a Year'a necord. HI Deals Marie In Real Katate. lit Financial and Commercial, in Merchanta Ready for Legislature. HAI.F-TOSE SK.CTIOS 1 A Socceaaful Theater Manaaer. Ahont Soted People. Potpourri nf the Polltlrlnna. 8 Tlaya a ad Play era. 3 Ilellglona Trend of the Tear. 4 Jap Colony at South Omaha. Odd Hnpiirnlnua nt l.aat Tear. Curloua Capers nf t npttl. (I Work of the City Ticket Aarnt. Flah Eatera Versus Meet Eaters. For the Women Folka. 7 Sportlna; (inaalp nf the Week. Notable Events of the Tear. H Tersely Told Talea. COLOR SECTION 1 Rueter llronn. a holly Cnahcaller. Ducheaa Watchee In the Tear. 3 How to Hold a Huehand. I 4 In l.oe Through Phonograph. A Mxht In the Police Station. R Brave tilrl Hides Through Fire. (Jrandann of Modjeaka. tl Beauty Secrrta of Italian Women. T Tale of the Rlnelilrd Mine. In the (ilacler'a Keeping. 8 Clg-arette (ilrla of Chlcawo. From Sear and Far. O Top o' the Mornln'. 10 Bevy of Stage Beauties. Temperature at Omaha Yeaterdayi Hour. Ilea. Hour. Dear. n a. nt :N 1 p. m no tl a. in ST It p. m R2 7 a. m i'T .'I p. m (II H a. m .MO 4 p. m B.'l a. m 8N fi p. m Bl 10 a. nt 41 O p. m 40 11 a. m 44 7 p. m 48 lit m 47 ADAMS OBJECTS TO EXPENSE Colorado Democrat a Will Aak Court to Modify Order Dividing; Coat of Election In veat Igatlon. DENVER. Dec 31. No modification of the supreme court's order for a full investiga tion of the eloctlon in Denver on Novem ber 8 was aought today, as anticipated by counsel for Alva Adams, the democratlo candidate for governer,--wh petitioned for the Intervention, but application will be made next Tuesday, It was announced for some modification of that portion of the or der stipulating that the expenses of the intervention should be divided equally be tween the two parties. 1 "Under the order of the court there Is no limit to the expenses," said Kamuel W. Bel ford, one of the demomratlc attorneys, to day. "Governor Adams Is willing to stand the expenses within limitations, but the way mo. tiers stand the republicans might hire a corps of COO workers to go Into the registration lists and we would have to stand for half the aggregate expenses. We are willing to pay for the people we hire, and that Is all." Attorney James H. Brown, for the re publicans, is quoted as saying that the rc publican party will pay the entire expenses of carrying out the Investigation as ordered. If necessury. A general caucus of the republican mem bers of the legislature will be held next Monday night, lu which methods and plans for determining the result of the election of governor will be considered. The supremo court today appointed two watchers on be-half of the republican part; to guard the registration booths of the city and county of Denver until after the Inves tigation to be made under the court's or der. It is alleged by thd republicans that the books contain thousands of nctltlout names, which were voted for Adams at the recent election. GIRL SEIZED IN DAYLIGHT Two Men In Sew York Kidnap Yonnu Woman Police Batter Down Doors. NEW YORK. Dec. 81. Seised by two men In broad daylight, a 10-year-old girl was dragged Into a hotel on Elixaleth street, this city, and was only rescued from the place after the police had battered down several doors In their efforts to find her. The girl Is Katie Cattogio, who lives In Thompson street. The two men arrested and held for the grand Jury today by Mag istrate Breen are Ferdlnando Caporetl, the alleged proprietor of the hotel, and Oscar Ackert, 20 years old. The alleged abduction took place at noon, and was witnessed by the clerks In an adjoining office, who notified the police. DlBtrlct Attorney Jerome appeared in court aa the girl was telling her story, and he volunteered to act us her counsel. ANOTHER RURAL CARRIER GOES Walter L. Peters, Officer In Satlonal Association, Removed for Per nicious Activity. BLUFFTON. Ind., Dec. Sl.Postmaster A. L. Sharps today received notice of the dismissal of Rural Carrier Walter L. Peters on the charge of pernicious activity In the late campaign. Peters was an officer of the Rural Route Carriers association and wa slated for the position of national treasurer. Movements of Ocean Vassals Dee. 81. At New York nailed: St. Louis, for Southampton: Campania, for Liverpool; Vsderland, for Antwerp; Perugia, foi Naples; Maine for Baltimore; Ethiopia for (llasgow: Mlnnetonka, for London: Pa tricia, for Hamburg. Arrived: Bordeaux from Havre; Pretoria, from Hamburg Philadelphia, from Southampton. At Havre Arrived: Iji (iascogne. froni New York. Bulled: La Touralne, for New York. At Ixindon Arrived: York. At niaagow Balled Manltou, from New Pomeranian, for Montroae, for Hall- JVew York At Antwerp Sailed fax and St. John; Zeeland, fir New York. r isew York. Marquette, for At Bout liainptou balled New York. At Cherbourg Arrived: New York At Uueenstown Arrived New York Moltke, from Cnibrla, from At Rotterdam galled: Amsterdam, for New York. Arrived: Rotterdam, from New York. At Hons Konsr Arrived: Korea, frotn 4 Ban Francisco . . DOUGLAS THE TARGET louse, Parry and Wilson Combine, to Defeat Sock Connty Man. TWO REMAIN OUT OF COMBINATION Actirity of TJnlan Paoiflo-Jforthweitera Combine ii Keeanted. ED. SIZER AND TOM MUNGER ARE ACTIVE Members on tha Gronnd Weidering if - ' Bnriett is Dipping In. SJBBBBBBBBBBBB DOUGLAS HAS CONFERENCE WITH THEM Expreeaee Confidence In Hie Hlectloa to Speakership, bat Oppnneata Io Hot Concede He Has the Votea. (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, Neb.. Dec. 31. -(Special Tela gram. The senatorial situation at leaat hss clarified and It now looks like W. H. Jennings of Thayer City will be elected president pro tern. This because Senator Fries tonight announced his withdrawal from the rnce and pledged his support to the Thayer men. These two were the only mentioned candidates, though since tha withdrawal of Fries a number L members have expressed a preference for MockeftbT "' sqjf Lancaster and others are still talking of CaJy of Howard. However, It seems to ba settled that Jennings will be the man. The fight over the speakership w red hot all night and frequent conference: wera held by the Douglas following and tha South riatte candidates. Of these latter, Wilson. Perry and Rouse, though the latter Is In the North Platte country, signed up an agreement to stick together against Douglas and at once began to get their constituents to sign the agreement, with them. It Is understood that Burgess and Holllett of Lancaster have so far remained out of tho combine, but may be Induced to change their minds before long. This com bination will mske John Wall chief clerk and Clyde Barnard assistant. Its promoters claim that It cannot be broken. While the Douglas men claim that ha has the speakership, it was evident tonight that they were not so sura aa they talked. Ross Hammond came down from- Fremont and attached himself to the wheel and did some tall ruBtllng. He says that Douglas cannot be defeated. It Is the Intention, It Is said, of the Union Pacific-Northwestern , machine to land with Douglas, John West berg of Omiha as chief clerk; W. J. Todd j of Oage county, first ssslstant, and W. S. Mattley of Ansley, second assistant clerk. , The Douglas men admit, however, that Wall has considerable more strength than Westberg, and that he will be harder to defeat than will the South Platte combina tion on ' speaker. Helps Oat Wall. The withdrawal of Fries will, help Wall and will at this time, hurt Douglas, for ' these three live in the me neighborhood. Frlej. gavo as a reason for withdrawing that he knew that three of them could not land the places, and he preferred to get out of the way of both Wall and Douglas. The same combination that is pushing tha candidacy of Douglas Is trying to make W. C. Pool secretary of the senate, and thejr claim that they will be able to do ao. Sen ator Marshall, a member of the lost ses sion. Is said to have written to most of the members that Pool was not the man for the place, and this haa injured hU chances materially and may result In him getting his old place back In the engross ing room. Wheeler of Fairfield, assistant last year, to also In the running. J. C. F. . McKaason of Lancaster Is at present being pushed by the Lancaster and South Platte fellows, and because of his being experi enced In the senate he will be a formidable candidate and will be In at the last. The candidates for minor places are here in numbers and one of those who will likely land Is Qouldlng of Kearney, wha was clerk, of the committee of the whole of the sen ate at the last session. Former Representative Koetter of Omaha, Is here trying to be landed as aerg-ant-at-arma of the house. Whether he Is part of the Westberg combination Is not known. Tonight there were thlrty-flve members of the house here and fourteen members of too senate. gome Are Resentful, The activity of Kdward Sizer, postmaster and general manager of the senatorial cam paign of Congressman Burkett, during tha days preceding the election and the activity of Tom Munger and Slztr In getting legis lators to sign up for Burkett for senator may cut some ice In the fight for speaker. This hss been the subject of much discus sion totiay, and a number of legislators aro asking how much interett Mr. Burkett ts taking In the selection of the speaker. It has been given out by friends of Burkett that Munger and Sixer had a number of legislators to sign up to vote for him be cause they were not acquainted with then and wanted to hold them to the Inatruo tlons of the state convention. This Infor mation Is being scattered around the hotels and It Is not taking well with some of tha legislators who have signed. A few prom inent members of the house who are Inter ested In the Identity of the next speaker have been Investigating and are anxloua to find whether Burkett haa taken any part In the conteat now on or whether Munger merely requested the men to sign the Burkett agreement and did nothing toward helping any particular candidate Douglas is reported to have held a nuns I. er of conferences with Slaer during tha last two days, and this will not help hla candidacy. His friends claim, however, that he will be elected and that he already haa sufficient strength to 'get the place. As It Is now lined up. It is tha Union Pacific-Northwestern against tha field, or rather the reverse. So far as the senate Is concerned, there are a very few of the members here and they sre all clamoring for an organisation without ths help of the railroads or any outside influences. A caucus probably will be held, though, as some of the senators are now talking that It would ba much easier to organize that way than in open session. Only a few more members cam In today, while a number went home to spend Sunday. A few mors are expected lo come in tonight, with' a larger crowd tomorrow. Applicants for Inferior places ere thick. W ilson lard on Bond. ! ' Whether h fets tha votes of! all tU members of the legislature for speaker as not, Dr. Wilson of Pawnee Is just now gala ting their sympathy. This bees use tha doctor stands a good chance to be out II. 000 because he want on the bond of an administrator way back in IMS. Tha Inci dent had escaped the mind of tha doctor until several days ago, when he received s not from the county Judge that en of '