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The- Dee's Sunday Magazine Features Outtop those of All Competitors. The Best Foreign News Service will be Found in The Sunday Bee, ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871. OMAHA, FIJIDAY MOItXIXO, JAXUAKY 20, 19(." TEX PAGES. SINGLE COl'V THUEE CENTS. CZAR IS UNDER FIRE Gum of Battery Trainsd' on Temporary Chapel Oocnpied by Emperor. GRAPESHOT PIERCE THE WINDOWS Shot Cone from Forts Firing Salute at Epiphany Service. ONE POLICEMAN INSTANTLY KILLED Officer and Three Marines in Palace Bos ment Are Seriously Wounded. SEVERAL AMBASSADORS IN DANGEif 9 Ballet Eiprcurd that riot AaalnstC Emperor's Life Ivxlsta Ainonv Members of the ItiiaUn Artillery at Capital. k'C. PETERSBURG. Jan. 19. The cere mony of the blessing of the waters thin year was accompanied by an event mure mysterious, unprecedented and extraordi nary than any afforded by the annals of Russian history. For a Russian sovereign to fall by the band of an assassin is no new thing- in Russian records, but that the emperor should narrowly escape death by a shot from his own artillery while ho was engaged In a solemn religious rile, surrounded by priests of bis church. Is so difficult to realize as to be ulniost In credible. Yet this Is what hapiiened today and tho Russian public Is left wondering and mystified. By the merest chance the imperial family escaped unhurt,' but public opinion Is stunned by what might have been the tragic results of the affair. Mlssllea Go High. The festival of the Epiphany, the blessing of the waters, had Just concluded at 1 o'clock when simultaneously with the salute fired from the St Peter and St. Paul fortress a ruin of grapeshot swept over the ' little chapel built over the froiwn Neva In front of the winter palace where Emperor Nicholas and every member of the Romanoff lamliy were participating In the service. The missiles went high, entering windows of the splendid row of salons along the water front from which the empress, the ladles of the court 'and the members of tho dlulomatic corps, Including Ambassador McCormick, Sec retary Eddy and Second' Secretory Bliss and all the high dlgnatarles of the state, army and navy were witnessing the glit tering spectacle below. Fortunately the bullets passed ovnr the heads of all present striking the opposite wall and clattering down on tho parquetted floor of the white salon. The first Impression of those who heard the crash was that it was due to falling crystal from the glass chandeliers and caused by concussion from the boom ing guns. Find Evidence of Grapeshot. Everybody had been laboring under u more or less nervous strain because of the Strike situation and when the. truth was rer-Lccd. tas- urlaJows ware hastily vacated and the greatest excitement reigned within the palace. Lieutenant General -Fullon, superintendent of police of St. Petersburg, himself picked up a missile In the white salon. It was the size of a bird's egg. The police chief was Immediately surrounded by officers of the guards who examined the' bullet and expressed the opinion that it was a grapeshot thut had come from the battery located on the bourse Esplanade and which replied to the saluto to the St. Peter and St Paul fortress explaining that a gun might have been charged with a loaded cartridge by mistake. Such a thing, how ever, It was admitted, was hard to con ceive without a dellbeiute plot. From tho shots passing through the double windowu It Is certain tho bullets cume from the directions of the bourse. In the meantime there Is no evidence outside of what oc curred. The crowds of people who formed blavkllnes along tho quays, the palace brldgo, the steps of tho bourse and every other point of vantage In the white Arctic landscape did not betray the slightest ex citement. Neither did the Imperial party In the chupel below. Although the actual ceremony was ended the emjeior remained and accompanied the Metropolitan and clergy as thoy circled the .pavilion around the chapel to bless the gorgeous stundards of the famous, guard regiments assembled there. Csar Displays Herve. Then the prooesslon moved back to the palace and the original program was car ried out. The emperor displayed splendid nerve! He did not show a traea of excite ment. He received the diplomats In his usual cordial, gentlo manner, reviewed the guard regiments on the square behind the palace . and subsequently had luncheon served In the state dining room. When the correspondent or the Associated Press, who was about to go down to the white salon (where one of the missiles Hew right over his head), left tlie palace he saw a hole in the window of another salon and holes outside in thetelucco of the massive red building. The police are actively at work trying to clear up the mystery as to where the shots came from. ' The strike situation has not been changed by this holiday. The men are holding meet ings in various parts of the city and a test la expected tomorrow when the employer will make a final answer to their demands. While no collisions have been reported there Is a feeling among all classes of high tension. The news that an attempt had been made on the emperor's life spread like wildfire during the afternoon, leading to all sitrts of versions and generally Increas ing tho tension. The Grand Duke Vladimir, eldest uncle of th.iciar. Immtdlntely opened an Investi gation and Interrogated the witnesses. Groups of ladles of honor who came In with the procession gathered In tho hall to guie at the tell-tale hole and listen to detail cf the Incident. "hot from Bourse Baiter. Additional particulars show that the em -J peror hud a miraculous escape. There Is no longer any doubt that the missies came (rom a gun cf the bourse battery, which w:i loaded with grape, not with shrapnel. Home of the bullets actually v struck the little open chupel in which the emperor wus ntandtng. cut the staff of one of the stunajrda and fairly rldd!d the basement windows of the palace, killing a policeman outr'iht an1 wounding an officer and thres marines. Had the gun been aimed a little lower lr charge of grape might have wiped out the whole Romanoff dynasty. Ki ofncial statement lias as yet been Issued, but the suggestion offered that the sun was loaded with grape as a precaution In view of posjlbie strike rioting hardly meets the facts that It was aimed - with such accuracy at the chapel. Everything on the surface seems to Indicate the exist- aCoaUuued on Bcoud l'age. LOUBET W0RKS0N CABINET Socialists Omlre Continuation of Com bra' I'rotrum, hnt Others Want n (hnnue. PARIS. Jan. 16.- -President Louliet has begun consultations with the le-idrs t the various parliamentary group)! concern ing; the new ministry. The consultations this morning embraced the heads of four groups of the Senate. This afternoon the president will consult with the heads of five groups of the Chamber of Deputies. The latter will be represented by the presi dents of the groups, except the socialist parliamentary group, which, not having a president, will probably designate M. Inures as the exponent of socialist desires. 5 selection of a ministry appears to turn re upon policies than Individuals. Sev 1 groups, including the socialists. Insist the continuance of the Combes program, hiding the separation of church and te, an Income tax nnd working-men's sions. Other groups insist that the new listry bo not required to pursue the nbes policy. The Temps, which usually semi-official, and most ,.of the news ers, except the socialist organs, urge appointment of a new cabinet and ptlon of a new policy. The consulta s going on reek to reconcile these aitierences. M. Rouvler continues to be the most prominent among those desiring a new policy, but M. Barrlen (radical republican) Is developing notable strength among those favoring a continuance cf the old policy. TWO lllUIIKI) IIIOVMAMJ OIT German Governnieut Takes Ktldence of Miners' Mr Ike nt Kascii. FSSl.-'C fJermanv J in 19 Vbout 2u7 000 ESSEN. Germany. Jin. is. .bout M.WV out of 2u8,000 miners In the Rhine country are now out on strike. The government rommlssloners are husv takinir statements: preparatory to the government forming Judgment and are giving counsel to both belligerents. Boisterous crowdj of strikers in several places have been dispersed by mounted police, who used their sabres and blank cartridges. BERLIN", Jan. 19. Emperor William s ac tive Interest In the coal strike and his per sonal exertions tu settle It have produced a good effect on the Bourse. Today the emperor received a member of the Haniel, one of the powerful coal-owning families of the Lower Rhine nnd sent for Privy Counsellor Iiik of OIrhausen, who suc cessfully mannged the Duesselldorf exhibi tion of 1W3. Herr Leug la both a cool mine owner and a steel manufacturer of larpe wealth and great Influence among indus trial leaders. The attitude of the mine owners annoys the government as much as the hasty ac tion of the strikers in quitting work with out giving the legal fortnight's notice. Among the petty requirements of some of the mines is a rule that the miners must click their heels together and stand at at tention when overseers appear. The Voerwnerts this morning estimates the number of strikers In the coal mining district at 240,000. The news from the scene of the strike shows no clfctnge In the sit uation. Several cases of minor disturb ances are reported, Buch as crowds hooting strike breakers and police dispersing crowds and wounding several with their side arms. Sentiment appears to be dTlftlng In favor of the strikers, the refusal of the mine owners'- association to negotiate with the operatives being regarded as an affront to the government.' The Tageblatt adopts a decidedly sharp tone In censuring the as sociation. NORTH SEA COMMISSION MEETS British nnd Itnaslan Counsel Make Their Opening; Statements. PARIS, Jan. 19. The International com mission appointed to Inquire Into the North sea incident pagan its public sessions this afternoon. The meeting" of the commission was held, in the state dining hull of the D'Orsay palace (Foreign office), which was crowded with high officials, diplomats and representatives of the navies of the prin cipal maritime powers, Including, several staff officers of the Japanese army. Ad miral Fournler (France) presided. . A large force of British counsel and ad visers were at the right of tho court. Baron Tauber, the Russian judicial adviser, and Russians were In the le'ft "part of the hall. Hugh O'Belrne of the British embassy agent of Great Britain befofe the interna tional committee, read the charges, which consist of seventeen specifications minutely setting forth the attack on the Hull ftsh- Ing fleet. It waa specifically declared that , no Japanese torpedo boat and no warships j whatever were among the fishing fleet, and that no Japanese warships were anywhere In tho North sea. Baron Tauber read the Russian reply, which specifically declared that two strange boats approached the Russian squadron, which the searchlights disclosed to be tor pedo boats. Thereupon tire was opened, the torpeo-o boats moving off and later dlsap- ... , ing The Russian statement further rted that Admiral Rojestvensky was pearir, aaaei absolutely obliged to act as he did in order to destroy the torpedo boats which had at' tacked his' squadron. EXULAKD 11.49 A " THAI WRKCK Six Persons Are Killed and Others Injured In a Triple Wreck. LONDON. Jan. 19. An alarming collision In which three trains were involved Includ ing Scotch expresses occurred on the Mid- land railway near Barneslcy today. Four passengers and two railway men were killed and a score were Injured, of which seven were seriously hurt. The accident occurred in a fog, the thin train crashing Into the wreckage resulting from the tlrst collision. The cars of one, of the Scotch expresses burst Into flames and were soon ablaze from end to end." There were not many pasengers on the trains or the casutl. ties would have been far heavier as the Im pact was so great that the cars were teltacoped and splintered into matchwood. Among the Injured Is Robert Brougham, the artist. ITALIANS FKAH ' THIS AlsTHIASS One Paper "ays There Will Ue War, Another Denies the Story. ROME, Jan. 19. Uneasiness Is felt here at the concentration of Austrian troops on the Itallan frontier, the Patrla going so far as ; to say that Austria Is preparing for war ! against Italy On the other hand, the Trlbuna publishes a statement to the effect thar, Its corre- ) spundent at Vienna has been aassured by the Austrian Foreign office that the In crease in the number of Austrian troops on the frontier of Italy was merely due to the return of soldiers to their posts after having been un duty along the Russslan frontier, their presence there being no longer necessary. Crown Prlaeo Is Thrown. POTSDAM. Prussia, Jan. 19.-Crown Prince Frederick William was thrown off a dog cart un Charlotten straase today, but was not hurt. The accident was due to the fact that the horse fell. As soon as the aulmul was reharnessed the crown urines mounted. Uis cut and drovs of BOTH SIDES ARE FIRM Strike of Penniyhania Trainmen May Be Armed by Further Negotiations. FURTHER CONFERENCE THIS MORNING Grand Master Morrlssey Will Meet with General Manager Atter v hury Further Statement from Mr. Leai PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 19. The situation In the controversy between the Pennsyl vanla Railroad company and the Brother hood of Railway Trainmen is most acute. 1. 11. Morrlssey, grand master of the brotherhood, who was called to this city by Vice Urand Master Lee In a final effort to procure If possible an amicable settle ment of the differences, arrived shortly be fore 9 o'clock tonight and was In confer ence with the board of adjustment until after midnight. Mr. Morrlssey was summoned to this city last night by Mr. Lee, who informed the grand master by long-distance- telephone that he had exhausted all his efforts to settle the dispute and that nothing was left but to declare a strike. Mr. Morrlssey Informed, Mr. Lee that there was still an other step to be taken and said ho would leave Cleveland on the first train. Statement by Mr, Lee. In discussing the situation tonight Mr. Lee said: j W'e stand where we stood after our con- firence with Mr. Atterbury on ednes- ' u,?y' Nothing has happened to minimize , tnB pro()IH!Ct o( a gtrlke. While we have ; ubsolute authority to settle the question I or order out the men it was deemtd best easier oiornssey in loucn I mi me situation before any action was ' taken. He is the hishest nfflcer In iha brotherhood nnd it was considered wise to let him see Just how matters stood. Mr. Atterbury said tonight that so far as the company is concerned there was no change. In un Interview today Mr. Lee refutes Mr. Atterbury's statement that the only point at Issue was the question of compul sory tiring. 'He said: Mr. Atterbury has misstated the case in declaring that the question of the reduc tion ot orakemen is not an issue In the controversy. He Is wrong when he un qualuiedly says that so fur as the reduc tion In the number of workmen Is con cerned the committee, without dissent, re peatedly asserted that the company had undisputed right to determine the number of men thut should constitute a crew, which left the question of assistance to the In emeu by the brakemen the only one now unsettled. It Is true that we waived the question of reduction of forces, but we only did so pending the settlement of the other point compulsory tiring. But the failure to ad just this latter question naturally leaves both points unsettled and both of these points must be taken care of or there will be no settlement. Reply of Hallway Official. An official of the Pennsylvania railroad company declares he has evidence thut Mr. Lee waived the question of tho number or brakemen which Is held narrows the dis pute to the question of compulsory firing. This evidence Is said to be a statement by Mr. Lee that 'it Is the company's right to operate their, trains with whatever num ber of men they see tit; that the Brother hood does not cure anything about, that point and does not presume to tUctua how many men shall constitute a crew. . Vice Grand Master Lea also takes ex ception to the statement made by Mr. At terbury that the propositions he made to tho trainmen's commltee on January 7, were never submitted to the men when they voted to strike. Mr. Lee said the propositions were verbally conveyed to each man who voted nnd that every voter thoroughly understood Mr. Atterbury's propositions when he cast his ballot. He said: We did not have the propositions em bodied In the printed ballot, which already had been issued when Mr. Atterbury a con cessions were offered. He would not pay the expenses Involvd In changing the cir cular and we did not go to the expense because the propositiens promised very lit tle to the men and we knew they would not lllnucnce the voting. Strike Wonld lie Costly. A strike at this time would be costly to the company and trainmen alike. ' There has existed for some weeks past a condi tion that amounted to a freight congestion on some of the company's lines. The trainmen are in the main satisfied. Firemen receive $3.08 for twelve hours' work and brakemen are mostly paid 12.W for a like number of hours. The divisions which would be affected by the strife would comprise the three divisions between thla ,.v and Pltt!,burg. Includlne all vard men at narrBburg, Altoona. Pitcalrn and Intermediate points, the United Railways of New Jerseys divisions, between here and Jersey City, and the branches in New Jer sey; the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Wash ington division, between this city and Washington; the Northern Central divis ion, between Baltimore, Sunbury and EV mra. tmJ Uuffalo and Allegheny division, l)Ptwt.en nufraio and Pittsburg, and the between uunaio ana i-ittsDurg. ana the Phllade,pnia ona Erie division, between this c(ty ana Wllliamsport. If the strike Is declared, freight traffic might be virtually stopped In the territory described Coal traffic might be blocked and the heavy shipments of freight ex changed between the east and west will be tied up between New York, Washington, Pittsburg and Buffalo. SEVEN KILLED BY CAVE-IN Fatal Accident in m Deep Cut on Railroad Near Antolne, Arkansas. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 19.-A special to the Gazette from Antolne, says: Seven men were killed by a cave-lq today In a deep cut five miles north of Antolne on the Glrdon &' Fort Smith railroad. The dead are: ED MINER. L. M. BENNETT. J. SWEENEY. FRANK E. HESS. PAT MULLIGAN. JIM GRAZIER. FELIX HAG EN. It is not known here where their homes are. They came here with a large number of others from Bt. Louis. It will at least be noon before the bodies can be recov- ered. CHICAGO FIGHTS FOR GRAIN Maaoarl Paclne Promises Board of Trade to Terminate Low Rate to Gulf Points January 81. CHICAGO, Jan. IS. -The local Board ot Trade has won its first battle for what It considers more equitable grain rates fur Chicago. The Missouri Pacific and other roada, which. It la alleged by the Board of Trade, have been diverting grain from Chicago, have agreed to get rid of exist ing contracts by January 31. In addition to this, assurances were given that the astern and western roads will meet in u short time and agree to abandon the Mis sissippi river as a baaing point and make all grain raxes ba on Chicago. A TRIAL CONVINCED HER. i , . OMAHA, Jan. 17. Omaha Bo: Gentlemen I'lense discontinue ait for natch l(t tviik-h appeared first In lnet evening's Roe, Wn notified this mornliijl that the watch bad been found and to call for same. Am very grateful to The Itee for euch prompt returns. Very truly jours. Silts. H. L. PUTNAM, 1020 North Slid St. LEGISLATUREDIVIDES WORK Denver Ballot Boxes to Be Opened In the Presence of Members. DENVER, Jan 19. The legislature com mittee of twenty-seven appointed to hear the Peabody-Adams senatorial contest arranged today for a division of the work of examin ing Denver ballot boxes among nine sub committees, each of which is to consist of two republicans and one democrat. Examination of witnesses was continued this uftornoon. Two witnesses swore that they voted many times under different names. One of them, who admitted he had served three years In the penitentiary for burglary, made the statement that the repeaters were Instructed by Chief of Po lice Michael Delaney to vote as often as they could. The other testified that Leonard Rogers and Frank Kratke, two election officials who were sentenced for contempt by the supreme court, furnished him with names to be voted. The remainder of the afternoon was taken up In hearing witnesses who were supreme court watchers. Their testimony was simi lar to that which they gave In the con tempt cases tried before that tribunal In regard to repeating, which they witnessed and which the election judges made no effort to prevent. W. 8. Raymond cited one case In which a man who gave the name of a dog waa permitted to vote. KUJah Wlgglnton, was fined $000 by the supreme court for conduct aa an election Judge In violation of the court's Injunction. Policeman Max Scradsky and Max Sisat k, charged with Interference with republican watchers were discharged. The court adjourned until February 6, having disposed of all the Denver election cases on file. In all forty-four men have been sentenced for contempt of court In committing or conniving at election frauds. BAIL FOR MRS. CHADWICK Ohio Juda-e Fixes Twenty Thousand Dollars aa Amount of Bond t Be Given. i . CEVELAND, Jan. 19.-Upon the applica tion of Attorney Dawley, in criminal court today Judge Neff fixed the 'ball of Mrs Chadwick at IJO.OOO for her release from Jail pending trial on three Indictments found against her y the (rand Jury. , In order to secare her freedom Mrs. Chadwick must fnrnlsh; security to the total amount of -Tflu.'h. Untto4 .States district court having fixed her bond at SIO.OOO several days- ago. Attorney Dawley stated that he expected toe- required sure ty -would be furnished and Mrs. Chad wfck released from custody within a short time. ' Nathan Loesser, receiver for Mrs. Chad wick, said tdTJay that If the latter fur nished bonds for $40,000 to secure her. release an investigation would be Immediately com menced to ascertain whether or not any money or securities belonglngkio the Chad wick estate had been placed with her bondsmen 1n order to Indemnify them against possible loss. It Is the purpose of the receiver to claim such money or col lateral providing that proof can bo found showing the same to be a part of Mrs. Chadwlck's assets. Mr. Dawley said tonight that In all probability his client would be released out ball tomorrow. Immediately after the amount of bail wus fixed by the common pleas Judge, Mr. Dawley looked up se curities for the aggregute amount and the result of his work will . become apparent tomorrow. DUKE IS GIVEN HIS LIBERTY Justice Gaynor Decides that New York Brldearroom la Koi Demented. NEW YORK, Jan. 19.-Brodle L. Duke, the half-brother of the president of the American Tobacco company, who has been kept In a sanitarium following his mar riage to Alice Webb, was brought Into the supreme court In Brooklyn today and dis charged from custody after a hearing be fore Justice Gaynor. The action was the result of habeas corpus proceedings brought by W. G. Brahum, Mr. Duke's private secretary, who alleged that Mr, Duke was deprived of his liberty without his consent and without process of law. After a brief argument Justice Gaynor declared that Duke was not demented and ordered that "he be given his liberty. While Mr. Duke was in the office of Champs 8. Andrews, the attorney for Mr. Bramham, after Mr. Duke had been given his liberty, his wife entered the office un announced and sought an Interview with Mr. Duke, Mr. Andrews Bald afterward that Mrs. Duke burst In past his office force and asked Mr. Duke, for a private Interview, and that Mr. Duke refused. Mrs. Duke then asked If Mr. Duke Intended to repudi ate her, to which Mr. Duke replied: "By advice of counsel I cannot answer that noto. I cannot see nor talk with you now. These complications, both yours and mine, must be adjusted before I can have any Inter view with you." Lawyer Abram Levy, counsel for Mis. Duks, said: "Mr. Duke received our client very af fectionately. She was most graciously re ceived. They mude an agreement to meet again." GOOD R0ADS ASSOCIATION General Kelson A. Miles Delivers aa Address at Opening: ot National Convention. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 19.-On ac count of a railroad accident. In which he was slightly injured. President Moore of the Nallonul Good Roads association did not arrive here In time to preside over the opening session, which opened today. Former State Senator A. 8. Mann, vice president and state organiser, took his place at the morning session, which was attended by over 2U0 delegates. Addresses of welcome and responses filled the open ing aesalon. General Nelson A. Miles is among the prominent men present. He delivered an address at the afternoon session on the subject of "Good Roads as an Aid to tht Army." BISII0P TUTTLE PREACHES Eminent Missouri Prelate Addresses the Missioiary Delegates, BUSINESS SESSIONS START AUSPICIOUSLY Soelal Amenities Kngaae the Talents of Distinguished Clerics, G. W . Wattles Speaklag for the City. The second day of the Episcopal mission ary conference began with early morning services at Trinity cathedral at 8 o'clock, St. John s church at 7 o'clock, St. Andrews' church at o'clock and at St. Barnabas church at 7 o'clock. All of the services were liberally attended, some of the visit ing clergymen officiating at each. The opening service of the general con ference began at 111:30 at Trinity cathedral, with Rt. Rev. A. L. Williams, D. V., cele brant and Rt. Rev. V. S. Tuttle. D. D., bishop of Missouri, preacher. Bishop Tut tle took for his text Matthew 2:1. 'i, "We have seen the star In the east and have come to worship." A large congregation was assembled to hear the eminent divine. The usual impressive ceremonial procession was observed, ull of the vlsltlng'preachers and prelates participating. Bishop Tuttle said in part: The world grows better as It grows older. list man is counts better than what he does. liie heart and heart's blood Is the body's lite. r'alth without woraa accom plishes Homing, as do works wiuiout faith, ilie sloiv ot cnrist's lite aoes not pretend I to be a uisquisitlon oi technical science, but is a statement oi tact. lie uia not lay aown a cuue of rules as did Coniucius and Buuuha. lie came to biecu and die tor men. Not merely to be good, but uivuie and full ot evangelic grace and the truns ccudant love ofGod. His law was tlie ruie of example anu forgiveness. rie is our God and our eider broiner; our Savior, strong to save lar beyond existing laws or rules. Human Nature Into God. Human nature was taken into God with Christ. Jew, Gentile, ricn, poor, prince, pauper and all humanity gainer humbly at the cradle of the saviour. Thniss in this nioueru Ills are saaiy out ot joint. The worid is lull of ail sorts ot panacea una sociological problems. Christinas and the h.pipnaiiy ale the only remedies lor socialistic teachings and dynamite bonius. itecoiiairutieu taw and violent rules need not be summoned to win souls to Christ. He conies to sweeten and to strengthen, to rctresn and to save. His Is thu oniy way to put men Into heaven by and by. Natural science thinks that at some time men may be won away from Christ. But human oeiligs cannot do without Christ. If the real Christ is turned away they will have a false Christ, such as theosophy, Christian science. Natural science denies the miracles of Christ; that Is ull right, for natural science hus nothing to do with miracles. Those having Christian faith may as well recognlxe Christ's miracles as facts. Matter, motion, force, thought and Ilie are miracles. Natural science receives Its inspiration from slowly yielding nat ural phenomena. Look upward to Christ; look lnwurd; love and worship Him. He Is all-sufficient. Bishop Tuttle Opens Business Session. Promptly at 2:30 o'clock Thursday after noon Bishop Tuttle called the business sea- I -I . V. iinal-annA 1 1 AfHT III Crellfh- I Mil IV . ,UW WIUll - - - ton hall. After making the formal announcement that this was the second annual confer ence of the Sixth missionary district of i the "PVoteMtanf Eplcojal'-hurchf.of - tho United Bfatee, the roll of delegates waa called by Secretary Carroll M. Davis of St. Louis. The presiding bishop then announced that the election of a secretary for the conference would be necessary. Rev. Car roll M. Davis of St Louis was unanimously chosen to fill that office for the ensuing year. Then followed the formal announce ment that the conference was organized and would at once proceed to business. Bishop Tuttle said: "I will now yield the chair to the bishop coadjutor of Nebraska, as there are the customary amenities to bo observed on occasions of this kind." Bishop Williams, on taking the chair, said that he was acting as the coadjutor of the diocese' of Nebraska, and read a letter of cordial greeting from Bishop Worthing ton. In which thut prelate expressed his re gret at being unable to be present at this conference. Turning ' to Bishop Tuttle, Bishop Williams said: "Right Reverend Sir: I beg leave to ex tend to you and the members of this con ference a hearty and cordial welcome to Omaha. I recognize that this conference Is composed of the most vigorous element of our Rocky mountain Christian life, and that you are gathered here to further the problems that confront us and to animate us to freeh effort. You are standing on historic ground, for from here In 18S0, eight years before you started on your mission as missionary bishop to Utah, had the pio neers of our church begun the establish ment of the western mission Meld, which since that period has grown to a field gov erned by fifteen bishops, with 700 clergy men; there are 75.00D communicants, half a million of people have been baptized and we have a population of 14,000.000. Again I bid you a cordial and hearty welcome." Welcomed by Mr, Wattles. Mr. G. W. Wattles followed with a wel coming address on behalf of the niavor of the city and the people of Omaha. He said. In part: "Right Reverend Sir, Ladles and Gentle men: 1 am delegated by his honor, the mayor, to bid you welcome to Omaha. Per mit me to suy at the start we are honored In having so distinguished a body meet In our city. Again, I bid you thrice welcome." The speaker then entered Into an elaborate history of the growth of Omaha, and hoped that the stay of the conference would be so pleasant that It might decide to establish Its permanent headquarters here. "There is room for missionary work here In Omaha, and this Is a field worthy of your most serious consideration. There Is much work to bo done. I know that your deliberations will be fruitful of good re salts. Our doors are open to you, with the hUch-strlng on the outside. In the name of the Master we bid you God speed and may His grace abide with you." - Bishop Tuttle In response said in part: "It Is meet that the chair respond to these kindly greetings on behalf of the confer ence. We are here to consider the church, the state and nation. In America we con elder the church and state united;- united not so badly aa to paralyze life and limb, but united In their work for peace and prosperity, and for the noblen, sweetest and strongest In our human nature. Omaha Is ths open door to the vastness of the west, and may this conference here be the forward step to awaken and sweeten Ood'e work and stimulate us to greater energies ! In His cause. May our bishops be awak- ! ened, our clergy again converted and the ' business men of this great west quick ened to the needs of missionary work. Our missionary work does not get Into the dally papers, and the business man does not know what la going on. We want this con ference to wake tip the bishops, the clergy and the business men. The women and children are awake." The minutes of the last missionary con ference held at Kansas City In January, wm reud and annrnv,,! . . - - " - . On motion of Rev. Davidson of Omaha I iCouUuuttd oa Third Page) NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST Fair Fridays Msrk Colder In West and orth Portions Saturday Fair, Temperature at Omaha Yesterdaji Hour. Ilea. Hour. !' 71 a. nt.... Ji.l 1 p. in . '1 n. m 2i 11 r. in A-l 7 a. m if 4 .1 i. m ' a. m 4 p. m "a. nt 21 n p. n-'i 10 a. m i 41 p. in 'J 11 a. m itr 7 p. m la in. . , 2ti M p. nt '!' A p. na K BRIBERY CASE IN OREGON Georsxe Sorenson on Trial on Charae of Offering PA,imm to Have Land Frnnd Indictments Dismissed. PORTLAND. Ore., Jan. 1 Explaining thnt he might want the members as wit nesses, United States District Attorney Heney today had the federal grand Jury listen In the court room to the testimony of John H. Hall, formerly district attorney In the case of the United States against George 8orenson. The case Is one In which Sorenson Is charged with offering John Hall 5.000 to qiiHSh the Indictments against Horace O. McKlnley. 8. A. D. Puter. Marie U Ware, Mrs. Emma I Watson anil one other per son whose name Is unknown. The first witness for the government was J. A. Sladen, clerk In the United: States circuit court for Oregon. Mr. Heney addressed the court nnd said: "If the court please, I asked the grand Jury to come In that It might listen to the testimony about to be offered. I may dejire to use the members as witnesses before the government rests." John Hall was then called ns a witness. After relating Incidents of a visit of Soren son to his office, during which the subject of land frauds was mentioned, the witness suid: Sorenson snid that these fellows would give JTi.Ooo to have the cases against them dismissed, or that they could raise $.1,000 for the dismissal of the coses, or something to that effect. I replied that I could not entertain any such proposition, and that was all there was to It, as near as I can remember. George Sorenson took the witness stand In his own behalf. He said: My general Instructions, received from Mr. Hall, were to keep In touch wltti the fieople and report nnylhlng suid. When I leard about the $5,000 echeme 1 told Hall nbout It. As near ns I enn remember I said to htm that I thought he hud them people agoln' some, and that they thought they could raise 15,000 to have the cases dis missed. Under the questioning of his lawyers he said he thought McKlnley had told him about the 5,000. He had no Intention of offering a bribe to Mr. Hall, he declared, nnd he did not understand that In report ing the matter he was offering a bribe. STATUS OF THE IRVINE CASE There Will Be No Church Trial Unless He Files a Sew Present ment. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 19. Rev. Dr. Bo dine, who was chairman of the board of Inquiry appointed by Bishop Tuttle of St. Louis to investigate the charges made by Dr. Irvine against Bishop Talbot, said to day In reference to the statement pub lished' In the Church Standard that the board was hot legally dissolved. He said: I have no Intention cf again calling the board together. .1 have not read- Bishop Tuttle's statement, but regardless of what he may have said there will be no further meeting of the board, for it adjourned sine die Hfter going over the whole matter very carefully and cannot be called into exist ence again. In order to have the church Investigate the charges against , Bishop Talbot It will be necessary for Dr. Irvine and his friends to prepare and present to Bishop Tuttle a new presentment. So far as I know nothing of the kind has been done or Is even contemplated. WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL Carriers Are Appointed for Rnrnl Hontes In Nebraska and Iowa. (From a 8taff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON. Jan. 19. (Special Tele gram.) James Robinson has been appointed postmaster at Oakley, Lucas county, la., vice R. D. Piper, resigned. Rural carriers appointed Nebraska: Pool Siding, route 1, Charles T. Hauna, carrier; Duff Hannk, substitute. Wausa, route 2, Olef Berg, carrier; Charles Berg, substi tute. Iowa: Outtenberg, route 2, John W. Kluth, carrier; John Andregg, substl- j tute. Industry, Art O'Conner, carrier; j James Cahill, substitute. Knoxvllle, route 2, F. H. Huffman, carrier; George U. Huff man, substitute. Leon, route 2, Jamea W, Delk, carrier; Charles F. Wright, substi tute. PILLS CAME THROUGH MAIL St. Louis Woman Took Them and Sow Coroner Will Investigate Cause of Her Death. Hi, UJL in, Jan. l. aii uiquei will ue ( held tomorrow to Investigate the death to day of Mrs. Dora Williams, wife of Dr. Leon Williams, on the supposition that her death was caused by taking pills she had received through the malls from a woman In New York. Mrs. Williams had been 111 for some time and was being given I regular medical attendance. A few days ago. It Is stated, she confided to some neighbor friends that she had taken some pills she had Just received from a woman In New York. The police will endeavor to locate the sender of the pills. WRECK IN WEST VIRGINIA Two Men Killed and Boy Fatally Hurt in Smashnp ar Powellton. CHARLESTON. W. Va., Jan. 19.-In a wreck on the Powellton & Pocahontas ruilroad late today two men were killed and another fatally Injured: The dead: JAMES KEE8EY, engineer, body crushed beneath engine. HARRY JONES, fireman, crushed and culded to death beneath engine. Injured : Unknown hoy, aged 14. both legs broken and internally Injured; will die. Movements of Ueeaa Vessels Jan. 10. At New York Sailed: Bluecher, for Ham burg; La Gascogne, for Havre; Pomeranian, ror uiajigow. Arrivea: Maniiou. from Lon don; Nord America, from Genoa. i At Queenstown Suited: Ivernla, for Bos- 1 ton; Baltic, for New ork. I At Genoa Arrived: Perugia, from New j York; Cauoplc, from boston. I At London Arrived: Lancastrian, from Boston. Sailed: Minneapolis, for New Yoik. At Antwerp Sailed: Klngstonlun, for Bos ton. At Hong Kong Arrived: Empress of In dia, from Vancouver At San Juan, P. R. Arrived: Prlnxsln Victoria Lulse, from New Yoik ton West Indian cruise). At Liverpool Arrived: HailfM. g.,!!i-d; lonlun, liihhiiinn, f'.r Port lu nd. At Glasgow Arrived: New Yoik Pretorlan. from for Halifax; Cor- Numldlan, from At alvji-fiailcd; Forest Brook, for Boat' tie. STRIKES AT TRUSTS Representative Junkin of Gosper Intro duces a Stringent Measure. PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION SEVERE Officials of Corporations Held Personally Liable for Their Acta. BOOKS, CONTRACTS OPEN TO INSPECTION Third Violation Works Forfeiture of Bight to Transact Business. AFFECTS ALL COMBINATIONS IN TRADE Sentiment In Lealslnture Strong; foe Some Lealslatlon Alona; Lines Laldj Dons by the President Ilk Ills Mesaaae. (From a Staff Correspondent LINCOLN, Jan. 19 (Special Telegram.) President Roosevelt's determined effort to secure proper anti-trust laws already hau been taken up In the Nebraska legislature. Today Junkin of Gosper introduced In the house an anti-trust law, comprehensive In scope and calculated to properly safeguard common Interests against the menacing en croachments of monopolies and trusts. The bill Is house roll 110, entitled "An act to protect trade and commerce against un lawful restraints and monopolies and to prohibit the giving or receiving ot rebate on transportation of property." The bill declares Illegal every contract. combination In the form of trust or other wise, or conspiracy In restraint of trade or commerce within this state. A fine of 15.0U0 or one year's Imprisonment, or both fine or Imprisonment, Is the penalty at tached for violation of this law. The bill also provides for the confiscation by the state of any property found to be held under conditions prohibited In this act. After June 30, 11)06, the bill allows no cor poration. Joint stock company or other as sociation whose stockholders are not per sonally liable for their debts to engage or continue In business within the state un less first filing with the attorney general a statement sworn to by Its directors show ing amount and market value of capital slock, now much of it has been paid In cash, and If It has not been paid In cash, what has been received In lieu of cash and the value of the latter consideration; names of all officers and agents engaged In the general management of the business of the corporation, the amount, rate of per centage and time of paying previous divi dends and the ownership of Its property. Kvery officer must Hie a bond thut he has accepted the provisions of this law and shall comply with them. One section empowers the attorney gen eral to require the officers of a company to file a statement of all contracts or trans actions entered into within the last twelve months and to state whether or not the company has sold pr carried any article at less than the markr-t price, to or for whom sold or carried, when and why. The' attorney general also In empowered to ex amine the books, papers or records of a company regulated by this act. A corpora tion thut has twice violated thlB act Is shut out of .business and an official of a cor poration who has consented to a violation of the law Is held personally liable for the debts and obligations of the concern created while this person wus in the employ of the corporation. The last section of the bill provides for the appropriation of SIO.OOO for the enforce ment of this act. The sentiment In favor of anti-trust legislation along the lines laid down In the president's message Is vary strong with the majority members of this legis lature and Indications are that the cor poration lobby Is going to have Its hand full In trying to resist and turn back this tide of public opinion as represented by the lawmakers. HOISE CKTS 1XTO WAHM DKDATH Bill to tilve Landlords a Lien oa Crops Starts It. (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, Jan. 19. (Special.) A bill to give landlords a lien for their rent ou crops of the current year precipitated the first lively debate In the house this ses sion. The measure Is H. R. 13, Introduced by Voter cf Cedar. It gives the lien ou all crops grown during the current year, whether tho rent be payable wholly or In part In cash or any apeclfle article of property or product of the renters' labor, but It does not permit the Hem to lie against any property other than the cur rent crop. The lien cannot extend to the crop of the next year. The Hen binds the renter to the specific performance of the terms of the contract or lease. The process of enforcement of the Ilea Is similar to that of a chattel mortgage. Voter declared In his argument for tha bill It wus one of general need and de mand and would work a hnrdshlp on no one, tenant nor landlord. Voter had not spoken for the bill until Coats of Holt moved to kill it, whereupon Oerdes of Richardson, fustonlst, asked that the au thor of the bill be given the privilege to explain the measure. Coats withdrew hie motion fur the time and Voter took the floor. "This Is preeminently an agricultural state," said Voter, In opening his remarks. Therefore the agricultural Interests should receive first consideration. Almost every other Interest In the state of Nebraska la adequately protected by lawa enacted by the legislature save the Interest of the landlord. That Is not right. The land lord's Interests should be Just as fairly protected as those of any other class of business men. Other agricultural states give the lundlord this protection and. Ne braska should. My law Is similar to the one in force and effect in Kansas and la a good one. At present In Nebraska the landlord can only take a chattel mortgage on the crops of next year and our .state supreme court has held that Is Illegal. Therefore the landlord Is without protec tign. This law which I propose, will not Injure anyone. It will work no hardship to the honest ter.snt nor make hint pay a cent more than he agrees to pay., It la not designed to touch him. It alma at the dishonest tenant. It Is a fairer law than a chattel mortgage, because under it nothing but the current crop can be touched; no other property belonging to the farmer Is liable and the process of enforcement Is cheaper and better than any othsr." Casfcell of Otoe raised the objection that under this lien law. If ths tenant's crop waa a fullure he would have no escape from giving up everything he hud planted and becoming Impoverished. He leared It Would Impoverish thousands of honest men In case of crou fullure. Voter meets this argument by saying that the provisions of other laws In con nection wltli wliloa thla ou would oysrale, e