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TIIE OMAIIA DAILY HEE: SUNDAY, JANUARY 22. 1P0.T
t NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA COURT TO TAKE A RECESS Jidge Thonell Heeds Time to Fasa on Cases 8ubmittd to Him. JURY SUMMONED FOR JANUARY THIRTY Plehm Divorce Case, Wkleh. Attracted t Considerable Attention, Ends la Compromise aad Bath Se ra rln a; Divorce wing to a large number of cases he has under advisement and needing atten tion. Judge Thornell yesterday found it necessary at the close of the Blohm di vorce suit to adjourn court until Mon day, January SO, at which time the petit Jury will assemble and the trial of law causes be taken up. This week Judge Thornell will spend at his home In Sidney, attending to the cases In which he has to hand down decisions. In the Blohm divorce suit a 'compro mise was reached yesterday morning, a divorce being granted to both the wife and the husband, the latter being awarded the custody of their minor son. Mrs. Blohm is to receive alimony, the amount to be agreed upon later. The criminal case against H. I Rucker, who was Indicted about a year ago on a charge of selling lots In a townslte In Oklahoma which It Is alleged .had never been platted, has been dismissed by County Attorney Hess. The personal Injury damage suit of Ed Burke of this city against the Northwest ern railroad has been transferred to, the United States court. Henry t. Hesley has filed original notice of suit sgalr.st Peter Ehlers and Sheriff Canning to secure the cancellation of a Judgment secured by Ehlers against him in the district court in September, 1901, for $494.M and to restrain the sheriff from attempting to enforce the Judgment. Hes ley alleges the Judgment was secured through fraud and deceit. Mrs. Myrtle Wilson of South Omaha has brought suit In the United States court nere against Mr. and Mrs. Ellas Anaree 01 Cedar county, Iowa, for $3,000 damages for the alleged alienation of the affections of her daughter, Blanche Wilson. . Mrs. Wil son and daughter recently visited the An drees and it Is alleged the latter Induced the daughter to refuse to return home with hT mother. Judge Thornell, In district court, yester day made an order in the case of the Al good, children, whose mother recently killed herself by drinking carbolic acid. The cus tody of the eldest girl, Pearl, aged 13, Is given to Mrs. Belle Dawley of 2902 North Twenty-eighth street, Omaha, and that of Gladys, ugert 6 years, to Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Crummell of Auburn, Neb. Mr. Crummell is a great uncle of the children and Mrs. Daw'ey Is his daughter. The other three children remain at the Associated Charities' creche in this city but It is likely that within a few days ar rangements will be made , for a home for the youngest, a babe, with a family at "Wiener, Neb. The children placed In the custody of Mr. Crummell and Mrs. Daw ley yesterday under the order 'of the .court will romaln . in. its control, and when-so ordered shall be produced here. Sl'XDAV gCiroOb WORKERS COHMCK Pottawattamie .County Association, to Meet Monday A conference of Sunday school workers under the auspices of the Pottawattamie County Sunday School association will be held Monday afternoon and evening In the first Congregational church. W. C. Pearce of Chicago, training secretary of the Inter national Sunday School association, will be will conduct and address the the request of the authorities of Corning, . i I,, vinn was found ftt tn nome oi reia He will also be the guest of fc"" Avenue " He is said to be present and conference honor at a banquet to be given In the evening In the basement of the church. The session In the afternoon will begin at 2:30 o'clock, when this will be the program: Open parllument. workers' conference, led by Mr. W. C. Tearce. Meeting of county executive committee with Mr. Pearce. The banquet will be from 6 to 8 o'clock. Pr. N. J. Rice will act as .toastmaster and Miss Helen Dudley will sing a solo. This Is the program of toasts: "Buds," W. B. Clemmer: "The Art Di vine," Fev. F. A. Caso; ''Aaron's Rod," Prof. F. C. Ensign; "The Sky .pilot."-Hey. Harvey Hostetler; ''Leading StrlnKS," Prof. 8. L. Thomas; "The Tie that Binds." Mr. George O. Wallace, Omaha; "Aftermath," Mr. V. C. Pearce, Chicago. Following the banquet there will be a mass convention in the church auditorium, the principal feature of which will be an address by Mr. Pearce. Real Estate Transfers. These transfers were reported to The Bee January 21 by the Title Guaranty and Trust company of Council Bluff: II. T. Young and wife to Sidney L. Miller, triangular tract being part lot t, Auditor's sub, seV, .', and ivart lot & Auditor's sub. IU sw4 i-75-43 w d I N. P. Dodge, trustee. And .wife to 100 same, 7ft acres in eft i-rti-tJ, w d George A. Kellogg referee, to John 2.0U0 M. Tucker ana irscte- saurian, se- nrf neV set, 18; sw4 nwU and nwv mm and nft sw4 sw 17, and ne'A new bwi-m, r a t,v Charles Green and wife to Christopher F. Green, neii nwV 85-74-43 wri J. P. Talbott and wife to Joseph D. Sheror, ne4 (-74-38, w d - Mary Etta GreenwsJt and husband to Benjamin F. and Flducla E. Wil liams, slS feet lot I and nil feet' lot t, block It Kiddle's sub. w d Christian Eberhart to Benjamin P. Eberhart, lot 3, block 12, Beers' sub, w d Elijah Shuhert et al to Elsora Hon ilrlx. tract 35 feet on Twenty-fourth street, through lots t. 8. 7 and wSe lot 4, block 2, Street's add, w d 1 (.000 1.350 1.400 Eight transfers aggregating.. Episcopal Prayer Books. DeLong's. 408 Broadway. Hospital Directors Organise. The physicians elected by the Woman's Christian association to ssrtime the man agement of the Council Bluffs general hos pitsl completed their organisation lust night by electing the following officers: Chairman. V. L. Treyftor; vice chairman, A. P. Hanehett; secretary, F. W. Deun. These officers, with Donald Macrae, Jr., and M. A. Tlnley,. comprise the executive committee. ' Dr. Macrae, Jr., P. J. Montgomery and II. C, Dutkiu were appointed a committee on new building and 4 canvaas the situa tion and report to .V1.0, board of directors. Tlio latter will thru make suggestions to the Winaiin Christian association. Cnder the bylaws adopted, the directors a III meet en .the second Tuesday . In each month and the executive committee not less than ence a week. ' Crepe Paper Napkins. All the new designs st DeLong's. Conkling- Waive Hearing. Charles C. Conkling, the young man who attempted to pass several checks bearing the forged signatures of well known busi ness men of the city, waived a preliminary hearing In police court yesterday morning and was bound over to await the action f the grand Jury, in default of bail, placed at $600, tie was committed to the county jail. ' W. B. Conkling, the young man's father, arrived from Des Moines yesterday and the meeting between the white haired father and wayward son was a most af fecting one. The father said that his son a few years ago was severely Injured in an elevator accident and he did not think he bad been mentally bright since. He has hopes of securing a bond for his son. Testerday Mr. Conkling called upon the men whose signatures his son had forged and they all are Inclined to deal leniently with the young man, and it is possible he will escape prosecution. MIHOR MK.tTIOX. Dsvls sells drugs. Leffert's glasses fit. Btockert sells carpets. Duncan sells the best school shoe. Drs. Woodbury, dentists, 10 Pearl street Duncan does the best repair) ae. 23 Main. Go to night school at Western, la., college. Morgan A Klein, upholsteretw and mat tress makers, moved to It 14. Main. Tel. 64. Pictures and novelties for graduation gifts. Alexander's 333 B'way. When It . comes to a question of lumber, ,the answer is Hafer. 'Phone 202. - $4.50 photos for 13 and one life slse 16x20 photo, face today. Williams' studio, op posite postoffice. 'The Bluff City Oun club will have a prac tice shoot this morning at the club grounds near the river front. Missouri oak dry cordwood IS a cord, cobs $1.75 per load, shell bark hickory 17 per cord, delivered. William Welch, II North Main. Telephone 12s. Attornev W. A. Mynster Is convalescing from an attack of sciatlo rheumatism which has confined him to the house tor several weeks. A meeting of the local bartenders' union has been called for this afternoon at 2 o'clock In Labor hall, when officers for the ensuing year will be elected. A marriage license was issued yesterday to John J. Reiter, aged 21, and Albena M. Kellner, aged 18, both of Omaha. They were married by Justice Gardiner. The commissioners for the Insane are planning to make their annual trip to the state asylum at Clarinda Monday to Inspect the patients from Pottawattamie county. At the regular meeting of the Danish Brotherhood lodge on Tuesday evening the question of purchasing additional stock In the Danish Hall association will be de cided. Sylvester Dye, former member of the Board of County Bupervlaors, is confined to his home at 817 Fifth avenue as the re sult of Injuries received Thursday by a fall down a flight of stairs. Otis Dean, the Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Hunt, 1319 Avenue H, died yesterday aft ernoon, aged 4tt months. The funeral will h.1,1 , hla afternoon at 1 O'd0"k from the residence and burial will be In Fair- view cemetery. r-..nll Sli.ffi Indira nf Elks Is discuss Ing the advisability of erecting an addition to its club house on First avenue for a banquet hall, which Is badly needed. Mem beis of the lodge favor holding an annual banquet and reunion. The Are department was called yester jt .. .. -aPn.,n ,rt thA residence Of J. r. Chrlstensen, 148 Pierce street, where a blaze had started in a clothes closet, supposedly from a match. Damage to the .amount of .h,..., urn wim done before the fire was ATtlnirillnhed. These new cases of smallpox have been reported to the Board of Health: Hazel Mills, 2tf North Second reet; Mrs Ob lin ger and Mabel Obllnger, 2i04 South Sixth roi Wnnlfnrd 918 Harmony street; Joe Wright of Sac City, la., sent to the isolation hospital. The First Ward, First Precinct Improve ment club will give a smoker at its ad journed meeting Tuesday evening in' the city council chumber. A number of prom- t.M.in,H men have Dromlsed tv e ..dHriM the club.. Any rest dent of the-precinct desiring to Jol inh ! rcouested to be present. the R D.,Wrenn, the Main street restaurant proprlefcr who laid out William Brennan. a bartender with a heavy coffee cup Fri day night during an altercation over the payment for two oyster stews, had his hearing in police court yesterday continued to Monday and his bond was fixed at 1100, which he furnished. Brennan was ad vised by his physician to remain in bed for a day or two to prevent any possible bad effects from the wound in his head, which, however, is not regarded as serious. Charles Vinn, a young man about 21 years of age, was arrested last nigni oy Captain O Nell and Detective Wilson at .... n,na nn thr separate charges, one being for assault with intent to commit great bodily injury and another for lar ceny. Vinn, who was In bed and seemed niu-h surprised at his arrest, said he had ,wn mixed up in a drunken brawl at burning last Wednesday. He was booked at the city Jail as a fugitive from Jus tice and the marshal from Corning is ex pected here today to take him back. t Fountain Pen Sale. A genuine discount of 20 per cent on high grade fountain pens at DeLong's. ARREST DES MOISES MAN Former Assistant Cashier of National . Bank Is Accused of Embesslement. . DES MOINES Jan. 21. Carl N. Spencer, until recently assistant cashier of the Des Moines National bank, was arrested today by United States Deputy Marshal Johnson charged with having embezzled 36,000 of the funds belonging to the bank. The affair covers a period of several years and .Fas alleged to have been - discovered two 'months ago when Spencer was dis missed. Spencer has been prominent in local circles and Is well known as a church member. EDITOR SHOOTS AN ATTORNEY Fires Three Shots, Jnnipa from vi'lndow and Surrenders. STORM LAKE, la., Jan. 21. A. A. Smith, editor of the Buena Vista Vldette, shot and fatally wounded II. F. Schults, ex-county attorney, in the latter's office late this aft ernoon. Three bullets entered Schultz's body. - As the third shot was fired Schults Jumped out of the second-story window. Smith gave himself up. Smith alleges that on December 1 Schults made improper pro posals to, his wife. This affair led to tha shooting. Great Northern Incorporates la Iowa. SIOl'X CITY, la., Jan. 21. (Special Tel- Legrum.) Articles of Incorporation for the Iowa Great Northern railway ' were Jlled with County Recorder Brecker. The Preal Northern has' had no incorporation in Iowa and this step was necessary before the company could take over the vast amount of property whirh it has acquired In Third street, the Third street franchise and other franchisee which have been , practically promised from the city council. A. F. Call. attorney for the Great Northern railway In Sioux City, returned this morning from St. Paul, where he held a conference with high officials of the road. The papers of In corporation were drawn at this meeting and were signed by Louis W. Hill, R. I. Farrington, F. E. Ward, E. Sawyer and A, F. Call. The company may begin opera tions as soon as the papers are filed, and it is believed that the Great Northern will begin its work in Sioux City Immediately Rope Case Ends. CRE8TON, la.. Jan. 21 (Special. )-The Cherrlngton-Nelson rope rare was com' pleted in the district court Thursday , aft ernoon and given to the Jury, which re turned a verdict for Cherrington, finding againt the defendant, Peter Nelson, in the sum of $a.'i and coals. Although the orig lual amount involved was very small, the rope which started the controversy being worth onls 30 mts. the Costs In the caj will amount to more that $150. These costs sre thrown onto the defendant in addition to the Judgment -and the case Is now ended for good, us the amount involved pre cludes it cli.g taktn to a higher court. SALOONMEN MUST PAY UP Desired to Tett Bight to Keep Open and Court Informed Them. GOVERNOR REFUSES TO HELP GREENLAND H. H. Gar, n Des Moines Man, Re fuses a Title and a Large Salary from Japanese Government. (From a Staff Correspondent) DES MOINES, Jan. 21. Special.) Four Ottumwa liquor dealers who claim they kept their saloons open July 4. 1903, to test the law and find out whether or not the day was a legal holiday under the mulct law, were denied a remission of their fines by Governor Cummins today. The saloon men claimed they kept open to test the law Just as business men in other lines some times test the law. They showed that they had consulted an attorney, who advised them that there was some doubt about the matter. It was also shown the governor that It had been necessary for the people to raise a subscription In order to prosecute the cases and that Judge Roberts had doubled the fine of one of the liquor dealers because he had kept open July 4, 1903, and had been fined then. Tht citizens of the city and officers of the court were opposed to executive Interference. Greenlnnd to Penitentiary. Frank A. Greenland of Decatur county must go to the penitentiary for three years fos the theft of three head of cattle, Gov ernor Cummins today having refused to interfere and stay the serving of the mitti mus further. Greenland Is a man of enor mous physique end rough, hardy, frontlet nature. He manages a farm of several thousand acres, which bekings to himself and his father and brothers. He keeps about him at all times a crowd of rougn young fellows who are attracted by his rough nature. Greenland's defense Is that he did not steal the cattle, but that some of his men did it. The supreme court af firmed the 'decision of the lower court and this week refused a rehearing. Greenland asked for a stay of execution and for a pardon on the ground that he was engaged In other litigation which would be inter fered with by his Imprisonment. Both Judge H. M. Towner and County Attorney Olsen advised Cummins that there was no rea son why executive clemency should be shown and every reason why it should not. The governor has made it a rule to not extend clemency unless the court advised It. The serving of the mittimus was tempo rarlly suspended by the governor's offlc Wednesday. Today the order was forwarded to the sheriff and clerk of the court to proceed with the service. Greenland will be taken to Fort Madison at once, as there is no further action that can be taken to stay the execution. ' Commits Snlelde.' G. N. Waugh of Lorlmer, la.', committed suicide at 2 o'clock this afternoon by shoot ing himself through the head. He was about 60 years old and told the baggage man at the Union depot that he waB trying to pawn his trunk. He opened it at the baggage room and took out a clean shirt and a revolver. Boon after he shot him self while Just . south of the Union depot. The bullet entered the back of the brain and came out Just above the left eye. The man lived for some little time after the shooting. Refuses Japanese Title. H. H. Guy, formerly a student at Drake university In this city, and now president of a college supported by the Christian denomination at Tokto, Japan, has been offered a title and the leadership nf the religious work among the soldiers of the mikado's army. The offer carried with It a large , salary, but he -has refused it and will remain in educational work of the church. Spiritualists la Convention. Mrs. DeWolf Kizer, one of the mediums in , attendance at the state convention of spiritualists, was expelled from the Well ington hotel today and the affair created a furor at the convention, resulting in a resolution that eerytne leave the hotel. It seems that Mrs. Kizer gave readings In her room as a business matter and some of these wers to gentlemen. It being a strict rule of the hotel that women receive no gentlemen in their rooms, Mrs. Kizer was expelled. The convention had a stormy debate over the question of vaccination. Resolutions were offered, declaring it a barbarous custom. Some defended It and compromise was finally effected opposing compulsory vaccination. Companies Ineorpornte. Articles of Incorporation were filed today with the secretary of state by the M. C. Cohen company, with a capital of 320,000, to deal in furniture and stoves and house furnishings in Des Moines. The articles are signed by 8. Davidson, Myer C. Cohen and L. Davidson. The Automatic Button company of Muscatine has filed an amend ment to its articles of Incorporation, In creasing the capital- stock from 375,000 to 3100,000. Will Disease Concessions. The executive committee of the State Department of Agriculture will meet at the secretary's office February 1, at which time the matter of concessions at the fair for 1906wlll be discussed, along with other matters pertaining to the fair, Gets Rich Beejaest. Mercy hospital of. this city- will come into possession of 300,000 as the result of the death of Michael Corban at Sonora, France, news of which has Just reached this country. Practically this amount la bequeathed to the institution in a will made by Mr. Cor ban several years ago while he was con valescing from an illness in the hospital nyre. worn in r ranre, Mr. Corban came to America and located at the little town of Searsboro, Poweshiek county, where he married. During succeeding years he amassed considerable of a fortune, most or wnicii consists or real estate and is valued at 3100,000. Forbid Prisoners to Chew. BlOrx CITY. la., Jan. :i. (Special Tele gram.) The Board of Supervisors of Wood bury county this morning passed resolu tions prohibiting ths use of tobacco by the prisoners in tne county Jail A great pro test was aroused among the prisoners by the resolutions. The sheriff is displeased with the order also, and says hs never heard of a Jail where the prisoners were not allowed to chew their tobacco. Striker Wante New Trial. Biorx CITY, la.. Jan. 21. (Special Tele gramsCharles A. Irwin, attorney for Frank Calne, who was convicted of con- spfraey during the packing bouse strike today made a plea for a new trial on the ground that the newspaper stories of the case had influenced the Jury. C'rretoa Elke May Build. CRE8TON. la., Jan. 21. (Special. ) Tlje Elks of tliu city are making investigation along the line of purchasing a home for themselves At present they have rented quarters. The matter was discussed last evening at a largely attended meeting of the lodge. A committee was appointed and the Investigation U proceeding with the sentiment In favor of the Elks owning their own home. Page Connty Fnrmere' Instltate, SHENANDOAH, Is.. Jan. 21. (Special.) A fine program snd an especially strong one has been arranged and is now Just an nounced for the Tage County Farmers' institute, which is to be held here in Shenandoah on February 1. Z and 3. Some of the best men In the state are to be here at that time and a big crowd of think ing farmers from southwestern Iowa Is expected then. DEFEATED AFTER HOT DEBATE Lower House of the South Dakota Legislature Tables Connty Superintendent's Bill. PIERRE, S. D.. Jan. 21. (Special Tele gram.) The house todsy broke loose from the peace and calm which have prevailed from the beginning of the session and sev eral members developed considerable heat over the resolution to allow county super intendents to hold more than two jterms. This measure developed the first general dlscusslqn of the session, and finally went to the table on the motion of Demallnon by a vote of 44 to 24. Bralerud, Hebal, Car roll and Bowell supporting the measure, while Madison, Countryman. Craig and Turner opposed It, giving the reason that It had been twice submitted and both times voted down. The bringing up of the bill to appropriate JA923 for the deficiency at the soldiers' flome was opposed by Vanosdel, who took the ground that there Is a legislative pro vision making It criminal for any Institu tion to Incur a deficiency and that he be lieved that the deficiency was brought about by extravagance at the home. Clark and Turner defended the bill, declaring that the Incurring of this deficiency was simply a matter of absolute necessity, and the bill passed with about four negative votes, Vanosdel not voting. The house passed bills fixing the begin ning of the terms of county auditors as the first Monday In March, and to make the terms of officers of mutual insurance com panies three years. The penitentiary twine plant received its first attention today In two bills, one of Thorson of Minnehaha to appropriate 376, 600 for the plant and machinery, and the other by Hebal of Deuel, which carries an appropriation of $160,000 for the purpose Other house bill introduced were: By Cha ncy, to make the offlre of township mar shal appointive instead of elective; by Pen nington, cutting out all exemptions from a single man; and by Turner of Brown, pre venting druggists in no-llcense towns from selling liquor except on prescriptions. The house committee reported unfavor ably on the bill to appropriate $16,000 for the state fair grounds at Huron. A Joint meeting of the capitol building committees of both houses was held today, the members of the committees going over the proposed site with an architect to fa miliarize themselves with the situation. ' In the senate a resolution was Introduced by Cook memorallzlng congress for the election of United States senators by pop ular vote, and bills by Cordill, to require steam engines on highways to give right of way to teams; by Wagner, to provide for the collection from parents for the education of children. The bill legalizing liquor licenses granted the pfst two years where no license election had been held was favorably reported. Governor EIrod signed his first law to day. It being the ono providing for legisla tive expenses. The pen used -was donated to the State Historical society. DRUNKEN INDIANS WRECK CHURCH Poneas Secure Liquor and Create Dls- tnrbance on Reservation. SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Jan. 21. (Special.) Right Rev. W. H. Hare of this city, the venerable bishop of the Episcopal church of South Dakota, has been advised of an outrage perpetrated by some drunken Ponca Indians on the members of the Epis copal congregation at Ponca Indian agency. The drunken Indians drove all the people out of tire church, and then set out , to wreck the building and its furnishings. After some of the seats, windows, doors and other property had been destroyed the Indians were compelled to desist. Prosperous Year for Mitchell. MITCHELL, S. D., Jan. 21. (Special.! The year 1904 was one of the greatest building years in the history of Mitchell. Ths total amount of money expended for new structures and Improvements was $484,396. Among the larger structures erected during the year was the Wldmann hotel building, at a cost of $100,000; Cen tury Memorial hall of Dakota Wesleyan university, costing $76,000; city hall build ing, $66,000; Mitchell Gas company build ing plant and extending mains, $25,000; Omaha Railroad company, building passen ger and freight depbt, $12,000. Six new residences were built at a cost ranging from $5,000 to $8,000, while there were any quantity ranging from $1,500 to $4,000. Nearly two miles of cement walk was laid In the residence portion of town, at a cost of $5,000. Over 12,000 feet of new sewers were laid and the water mains were ex tended over 2.000 feet, the last two Im provements not being placed In the total amount of Improvements, which would bring It up to a half million. Horticulturists Elect Officers. HURON, S. D., Jan. 21. (Special.) Ths State Horticultural society closed Its an nual meeting here by the election of these officers for the ensuing year: President, M. J. DeWolf of Letcher; vice president, N. O. Synoground of Groton; secretary, N. E. Hansen of Brookings; treasurer, J. McD. Campbell of Huron; librarian, E. D. Cowles of Vermilion. Bank Btntement sensational. NEW YORK. Jan. 21. -This week's State ment Is In some respects sensational. Loans expanded to a new high record of 334 474 700, while deposits Increased tUm.M), a total only onre before exceeded. The increased loans and deposits are lurgely due to the operations of three large bunks. FORECAST OF THE WEATHER Partly Cloudy Today and Tomorrow In Nehrnskn, Kansns and South Dakota. WASHINGTON, Jan. Sl.-Forerast of the weather for Sunday snd Monday: For Nebraska, South Dakota and Kansas Psrtly cloudy Sunday and Monday. For Wyoming Pair Sunday and Monday, except snow In northwest portion. Tor Iowa and Missouri Fslr Sunday and Monday. luteal Record. OFFICE OF THE WEATHER BUREAU OMAHA, Jan. 21.--Ornrlal record of tem perature and precipitation compared wlih the corresponding day of the last three yeari: 1904. 1803. 1C?. Maximum-temperature... IS M 37 x Minimum temperature..., 7 1? 11 ? Mnun temperature 12 14 4 2m Precipitation T .02 .ftt T Temperature and precipitation denaitures irom ine uormai at iiniana since March I ana comparison with tne lust two years: Normal temperature 20 Dellclency for the day I Total excess slnre March 1, 1KU4 31 N"nn''l pr.-cippotliK O! Inch Deficiency for the day 02 inch Precipitation since March 1... .23. 67 inches Deficiency since March 1 $.13 Inches Excess for cor. period, lk4 I KS Inches Deficiency for cor. er1od, lt3. . 1 (st inches T indicates trace of precipitation. L. A. WELSH, Lock I Forecaster. HEPBURN OFFERS HIS BILL Act to Regulate Freight Bates Introduced in the House. CREATES A NEW COURT OF COMMERCE Five C ircuit Judges of the I sited States Are to Compose Trl hunal to Sit at Wash. Insrton. WASHINGTON. Jan. 1. Representative Hepburn today introduced Ms bill amending the interstate commerce act, which has been under consideration some time . ann which has been submitted to the president and attorney general and other members of the administration. Upon complaint the Interstate Commerce commission shall declare and order what shall be a Just and reasonable rate. Which order shall take effect In sixty days, the carrier having an appeal to a court of commerce to have the order of the commis sion reviewed. Pending the review the court may suepend the order, requiring a bond from the carrier, for the payment of all damagee Incurred by shipping. The commission Is also authorized to fix a Joint rare In case two or more carriers fail to agree, ordrrs affecting these rates being subject to review by the court of com merce. The president is authorized to ap point an assistant attorney general for the enforcement of the act. The Interstate Commerce commission is authorized during a Judicial review of Its order to modify o, suspend the order under review. Carrier refusing to obey an order of the commis sion are subject to a penalty of $5,000 a day. An appeal from the court of commerce can only be taken to the supreme court oi the United States. The present Interstate Commerce commission is abolished and new commission created, composed of seven commissioners at $7,000 a year. The terms of the commissioners shall be ten years. A court of commerce, composed of five circuit Judges of the I'nited States, Is cre ated which shall hold four regular sessions each year In Washington. The court shall have exclusive Jurisdiction over cases brought by the Interstate Commerce com mission. The chief Justice of the supreme court of the United States is authorized to designate cm the first of each year five circuit Judges, who shall constitute the court of commerce. The president Is authorized to appoint an additional circuit Judge for each of the Judicial districts of the United States, who are authorized to perform the duties of the Judges of the cir cuit court. The bill consists of twenty-one sections, much attention being given to the details and methods of procedure under which the commission and the court of commerce shall proceed. PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSE Indian Appropriation BUI Is Passed Tribute to the Late Sena tor Ingnlls. WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.-The house to day passed the Indian appropriation bill and then devoted several hours paying tribute to the late John J. Ingalls of Kansas. The appropriation bill was amended only In minor details, $50,000 being added for Indian schools. The exercises attendant on the accept ance of the Ingalls statue' were partici pated In by many members who spoke feelingly of the late Kansas senator. ' The house this afternoon passed the In dian appropriation bill. , ,.. .. .. Speaker Cannon announced the appoint ment of the seven managers on the part of the house to present to the senate the Swayne impeachment case, as follows: Representatives Palmer (Penn.), Powers (Mass.). Olmsted (Penn.), Perkins (N. Y.). Clayton (Ala.), De Armond (Mo.) and Smith (Ky.). The first four managers are republicans and the remainder democrats. All but Messrs. Olmsted and Perkins are members of the Judiciary committee. A resolution was agreed to directing the clerk of the house to present to the senate the articles of impeachment. During the debate on the Indian appro priation bill the appropriation for the maintenance of public schools In the In dian Territory was Increased from $100,000 to $150,000. With the statement that over $100,000 of the trust funds of the Indiana had been paid out to the Catholic church during the past year for the maintenance . of mis sion schools, Mr. Stephens (Tex.) en deavored to have the bill amended by pro viding that no such funds should be used for such purpose ln the future. A point of order was made and sustained against the amendment. The house concluded the senate resolu tion of acceotance. At 6:40 the house adjourned. PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATES Eulogies Delivered Upon the Late John J. Ingalls. WASHINGTON. Jan. 21. After a doy de voted to listening to eulogies upon the lute Senator John J. Ingalls of Kansas, and to the consideration of the bill making appro priations for fortifications, the senate. Just before adjournment, received from the house notification that that body had named managers to conduct the Impeach ment proceedings against Charles Swayne, United States district judge for the north ern district of Florida. The senate Imme diately adopted a resolution saying that it was prepared to proceed with the matter. The Ingalls ' eulogies were delivered in connection with the official presentation by the state of Kansas of the statue of the late senator for Statuary hall. The prin cipal address was made by Senator Long of Kansas. The fortification bill was read, and pend ing the consideration of an amendment to strike out the irovislon for Insular forti fications the senate adjourned. A resolution authorizing the committee on Interstate commerce to sit -during sessions of the senate, in order to per mit the taking of testimony of the railroad rate question, was passed. Mr. Dietrich presented, but did not read, an article written by himself In support of his bill giving local self-government to Alaska. The kenate then entered upon the cere, monies Incidenr to the scceptance of the statue of the late John J. Ingalls, for eighteen years a member of the United States senate lrom Kansas, which has been placed in' Btatuary hall. There were seven addresses, but before they were be gun Mr, Long presented a letter from the governor of Kansas tendering the statue snd a resolution of acceptance. . Pending the adoption of the resolution Mr. Iong addressed the senate. He devoted the greater portion of his address to s consid eration of the reasons why Mr. Ingalls was not re-elected In 1S91, and said: And then, as if in some measure to atone for the Injustice they had done hirn, the people of Kansas provided that his marble statue should stand fcrever In the hall near the chamber In which his great work w x '"ne. I'ust political affiliations were foinn when the resolution was passed. In I. legislature were some mho hud be longed to the party which was organized to retire him from public life. They joined his old friends and supporters in preserving his stately srui imposing figure in the capi tol of the nation, and today Kane will be J ratified to know that while the voice of ohn James Ingalls will be heard no more, yet In culil marble. In striking, in perfect likeness, he tius ceiidvu his peuefcUl is the old hall of the house of representative. ( there to remain for n.l luti-tr l'ni ;i i wotthy an'l fitting rontriLuti.-.t t" ihm lr tnrlc assemblage. Mr. Long called sttrntion t" the f.ict tli.tt tomorrow Kansas will cclelrBte the forty fourth anniversary of Its a.lmlssii.n tn tl union, snd to the fact that Mi1, lnnnlls h:td made an unsviilllrg cTort to 1'iv Jo'u Brown'e statue pl.i.-f.l in the nation' eapi-t;'' tol. The other sisk.rs were Mem.. Al lison, Cockte'.l. I'latt tlonn.i. Plait. Spior.e: and Daniels. In the g.illories were Mrs. lng.ille and her daught.rs. Mrs. Senator l.ont:. J Bristow. formerly fourth assistant po.l mastcr general, and Mr. Ilrl-MW. Juiiei TJionias Ryan, assistant secretary of the Department of the Interior; Ihe wives of Kansas members of the house; SntffUld Ingalls pf Atchison, a son of the late o - .... 1nAn.. it n a..,irk nf 1 ' h i I - nf iiivi nf.nf. ... - - - delphia. a Son-in-law wie laie senaior, and Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Nelson snd Miss Nelson of Kansas City. There were also a large number of otlur Kansas citizens. YELLOW FEVER ON ISTHVU S Several Cases Develop Among Nerly Arrived Americans. WASHINGTON. Jan. 21. rnofTlrtnl ad vices received here from representatives of the government in tho Panama canal zone, dated at the end of the first week l.i January, are to the effect that while the current reports of the prevalence of yellow fever on the Isthmus are exagger ated, the pest does exist there, and some apprehension is expressed that If It con tinues to spread there will bo a whole sale exodus of the csnal builders. The cases so far developed ore sold to have probably been preventable had proper pre cautions been adopted. But the large In flux of people of the north unacquainted with tropical climatic dangers and the best means to avoid them undoubtedly has af forded great opportunity for the spread of yellow fever. The American women par ticularly are said to be careless and they don the lightest white muslin shirtwaists In the evening and almost surely bitten by the poisonous fever-berlng mosquito. Captain Mnlilken Convicted. WASHINGTON, Jan. 21. The record of the court-martial which tried Captain David B. Mulllken, Twenty-seventh infan try, at Fort Sheridan, near Chicago, on a charge of duplicating pay accounts and of making false statements relative to his marriage to a Filipino girl, has Just been received at the War department from Gen eral Funston, commanding the Department of the Lakes, who first reviewed and en dorsed the action of the court. The of ficer was convicted and sentenced to dis missal from the military service, but the proceedings and sentence must be approved by the president before they can be given effect. Nominations Confirmed. WASHINGTON, Jan. 21. The senate to day confirmed the following nominations: Robert Watchorn, commissioner of Im migration at the port of New York: Henry H. Meyers, register of tho land office at Little Rock. Ark. S0RENS0N JURY DISCHARGED Panel Reporte that It la Unable to Agree Two Jurymen Said to Be Friends of Defendant. PORTLAND, Ore.. Jan. 21,-The Jury sit ting on the case of George Sorenson, tried for attempting to bribe former United States District Attorney Hall In an effort to have him nush the land fraud cases In this state, reported to Judge Bellinger today that It was Impossible for the Jurors to agree upon a verdict. In discharging the Jury Judge Bellinger called the atten tion of Francis J. Heney, who Is prose cuting the land fraud cases for the gov ernment, to the failure of the Jury to agree on a verdjet In the face of evidence which Judge Bellinger said warrnnted but one verdict that of oonvlctlon. The court urged Mr. Heney to summon the members of the Jury,, before the federal grand Jury that a, thorough Investigation of the matter might be had. It Is reported that two of the jurors are friends of the defendant, Sorenson. MRS. PURDUEUNDER ARREST Missouri Woman Charged with Murder of Her Husband Who Was Killed While Asleep. RICHMOND, Mo., Jan. 21. Mrs. Emmet Purdue has been arrested on a warrant Issued by the prosecuting attorney, charged with the alleged murder of her husband, Dr. Emmett Purdue of Encampment, Wyo., who was shot In the head ns he lay asleep at the home of his father-in-law, F. M. Leakley, early last Monday morning. Her brother, Hannlbl Tanner, was arrested at the same time as an accessory to the kill in Ha la the brother who swore out a warrant against Dr. Purdue accusing him of being -armed. He reached the Leakley home Just an hour before ths killing. DEATH RECORpT Oldest Woman In County. WEST POINT. Neb., Jan. 21.-(BpecIal.) Mrs, Frlscilla Davis, aged 7 years, died at the county farm and was Interred Fri day at the public cemetery here. The de ceased had been a resident of the Institu tion for eighteen years and Is believed to be the oldest woman in Cuming county. She had no known relatives In this state. Mrs. Elizabeth Sutterle, an aged woman of 76 years, died at her home this week. The cause of death was paralysis, from which she had suffered for many years. She was the mother of twelve children, of whom six survive her. Interment was un der the auspices of the German Lutheran j church, Rev. Ernst Ahrens, pastor, per forming tne ceremony. lodge D. P. Henry. TECUMSEH. Neb., Jan. 21. (Special.) Judge D. P. Henry, a pioneer settler of Johnson county, died at his home here to day. He was aged 71 years. Judge Henry was a native of Illinois, having been bora at Jacksonville in U33. He oame to this county some thirty years ago- Ju Ige Henry was an old soldier. A son and two daughters survive him. Tho funera was held at his late home at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon, conducted by Rev. F. M. Sturde vant of the Baptist church. The burial service was in charge of the Odd Fellows, of which fraternity the deceased was a member. George W, Frank. KEARNEY. Neb., Jan. 21. (Special Tele gram.) George W. Frank, jr., at one time one of the most prominent citizens and business men of this city, died Thursday at Liberty, N. Y. Funeral services and in terment took place today at the former home of the family In Warsaw, N. Y. The health of the deceased has been bad for seveial years and. In the hope nf benefiting it, he left here some years ago, going to South Carolina. Later he went to Ari zona, and various places, but all to no avail. 11c leaves a wife, son and daughter. Henry Hrnnlng. OSCEOLA Neh.. Jan. 21. l8perlnl.)-Tho death of Henry Henning occurred at the family residence seven miles north of here yesterday morning, the cause being srterlo sclerosis. Mr. Henning was 71 years old and had been HI for a number of years. He was one of the eurllcat actr.ers In the county, having come hire in the early ';os, and has lived hers ever since. Funeral of Alfred Hurley. It has been arranged tiiut the funeral of the late Alfred Burley will be held from the Madison at 3. SO Monday afternoon. Interment will be private at Prospect Hill cemetery. CL'R LETTER BOX Knntl In Tatntinn. OVAilA. Jin 2 T.i :hr Pubile snd Tnr- "'" ' "'" V.t. mil Eiv.'iil t ' Real rotate: It Is pot a plci' int jib, but it dm?- we owe ourselves' snd fi.niilhs n.nl community. The hone owner Is taxed nt full value, very often , more than what he nave fur his home; vs ennt lots owr.ij by ns and wr having been pajlig tax.-i on for thirty ears, sre now on scavinget list and offered for sale. We must hire more money to put In them or lose the accumulation of jenrs to two gen erations. "Why don't you Improve or Bill?" they will say. Can t at assessed valuation; ran t Improve because must hire money snd pay double taxes that '.s. the Improvements will be assessed nt more than the cost, and the parties that lo;ep. the money make us pay the tax on the mortgage ss It is as sessed. The tenant cannot afford to pay it all, and If we Improve we lose labor and lnnd. Oar houses need repairing, painting; If I put on $.'o worth of paint I am raised $M0 on assessments; If I beautify my grounds, which of course tskes money and labor, our taxes lire raised. When I was a yours- man I did not give the subject so much thought I did the la bor myself. Now, I am older and more feeble, I must buy labor and then be as sessed for more than It cost me. If we could live long enoush and be able to pny tho present exorbitant taxes, our property no doubt would raise to the value given by our tax commissioner, but .we can not live thnt long, unless we get at all personal property and reduce vacant renl estate to real value. Most all of our old land men who were wealthy twenty years ago are bankrupt and gone, snd many In poverty, to their laBt resting place. Let those great department stores, stock owners, street cars, mil roads, gat and water, bond and grain speculators, who have got all our wealth, pay their taxes or show their hands (books) as law , pro vides. The wealthy professional gentlemen should be cited, doctors, lawyers, many men whom I know, who are laying back with stock enough to elect them presidents of banks nnd holding $10,000 a year positions, and with mortgages assigned to escape taxes that should be brought before the equalization board, to show why they should not pny taxes the same as the la boring man, who has a little home earned by labor at $1.75 to $2.50 per day, and pay ing these doctors $2 to $3 a visit for services. I know of doctors who Inst year gave $15. 000 In mortgages who this year gave a few hundred for taxes mortgages were as signed to escape taxation. Others who have $10,000 to $30,000 In bank, specialists who get any price they chooso to ask law-1 yers same. Mnke them bring their bank books; that's the only way, then perhaps books might be fixed for ths occasion. Mr. Wattles, in a speech In public a few days ago, said: "We have had enough of tax agitation." Yes, some of us have more than enough. The little house owner and the unimproved land owner. Now let the bond man, tho grain speculator, yes) all the gamblers who Rot rich off of the producer, pay taxes equal to the man who owns a home. Why, the man who builds a home on building nnd loin association stock has to pay the tax on the bond as well as I to 10 per cent Interest, and they will not al low him to vote his bonds for election of officers, but they hold them ns sf further security for the loun. The present legisla ture should look into tho building and loan association laws and see that they are not allowed to rob the laboring man of all his labor by eventually taking most of the . homes back by default. JOHN O. WILLIS. President WIIMh T.nnd fnmnu n. HYMENEAL McCandleas-Hlnnnrd. ' PAPILLION, Neb., Jan. 21.MSpecial.) r rnnx Mcuanaiess ana miss oinnara were married in Papllllon, Judge Wilson ' of- ' filiating. Both are well known young peo ple from the vicinity of Springfield and will rts-lde at that place. Jevett-OHTer. PAPILLION, Neb.,, Jan. 21. (Special.) Justice Stormer united In marriage .Mark L. Jewett and Miss Clara Oliver, the cere mony being performed at the borne of Mr. and Mrs. George Smith In North Papll llon. The couple will make their home here, where the groom Is engaged In -busi ness. FIRE RECORD. Store at Violet. PAWNEE CITY, Neb., Jan. 21. (Special ) Yesterday the general merchandise store of J. F. Ford & Bon, at Violet, six miles west of here, was completely, destroyed by fire. This was the only business building In the village and was a loss of about $2,000, partly insured. The household goods of the proprietor, who with his family llvrfl over the store, were saved from the fire. OMAHA HIGH SCHOOL NOTES. All Btudents diRlrlng to enter the pre liminary debate for the Lincoln team will meet Mr. Brace len in his room Tuesday, January 24, Immediately after school. The question is "Resolved, That congress was unwise In abolishing the army canteen." I It Is hoped many will avail themselves of tne opportunity onereei to try lor a place on the team. , A hia-h school Youna Men's Christian association club is being organized by Mr. I'.ioeri liiirneti. All those members whose membership cards expire soon or those who desire to become members will find It to their advantage to see him on or before February 1. The membership charges for tiign school students for a full priv lltges" ticket Is $5 per year. Examinations will be held the week be ginning Tuesday, January 24, and continue until Friday of that week. School will be dismissed at 12 o'clock on examination days. Two periods will be devoted to each subject, as heretofore. All literary societies will postpone their meetings until February 3 on account of the examina tions. In like manner, Mr. A. H. Water house's parliamentary law classes will not assemble until the week after examina tions for the same reason. The Cadet Officers club gave a very en tertaining program Friday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Lindley, Shakespearean players, were engbged to reprexluoe scenes from the "Merchant of Venice." From the very large number present nnd the appreciative comments made st the conclusion it ap pears to have been highly successful. It Is estimated that . nearly . bUO students were present, which, when considering the ad mission clmrgo, must have netted a neat profit to the club. To those not familiar with the purpose of the entertainment It may be to their Interest to know that the- money realized therefrom is to be. de voted to the defraying of the annual en campment expenses. The German society held a meeting at which various matters of Interest were transacted. Miss Rona Wilrod wss re ((in sled to resume Jier office as treasurer of the society, In order to usume the dutlss devolving upon critic of the society, for which ahs is most happily fitted, by reason of her extensive knowledge of the Ger man language. Miss Elizabeth Corduroy was chosen us treasurer of the society to succeed Miss Wilrod. The constitution was also read by the committee appointed to frame It and adopted with but slight changes. The pilncipal fenture of the con stitution, the article relating to admission, is mem hers. All members of the Omaha HikIi school who are menilH-rs of he Ger man clashes or who ran write, speak and read Geraian are eligible to nvunbershlp upon the presentation of their name to the secretary, without particular action of the soehty. A rule was also passed to levy a lux u'um nil mudtmls nf German whether members of the society or not, in order tu distribute more evenly the bur den of finances. Mtas Bower was six) ehoM-n to prvpare a program for Febru ary 1 After the completion of business the following very Interesting program was rendered: Recitation, Miss Helen Potter) storv, Miss Anderson; vooal solo, Walter Hoffman: selection from "Mary Stuart," Mls Georgia LUsbvrry and JUnjf.