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Y Mail Pwf 1h 3m Kit, iht Dry U.Uf You Nut Buj Th D IF TOP A"A1T TO Red the Drytrt Letters i.M'.tiu.Mii.it .m'm; v ki, OMAHA, NATUKDAY M01.X1NO, Fr.ljKlWUY J4. IPiifi-TWKIA'K PAGES. KINflLF. COPY TIIKKF. CENTS. r IS I'AIXLTIJ) I Iltif'l fr Mt'io' '.f U.. f It Wit riv,-ht .M0ll 0t TO Mi AivtKM Writ f Oitp'm in f Url (Vifv rUM lAHOtl (Xtl'Mf TO llir,.rl . Af,-! ShanM H. I'''" If i(f"n IVirv 4ti0"lrl ll CAW Tilt tA'.t UP lki a Ikal In ImH U Neaeaaad ' and "i'll Mill Ma raar.ed tmr Warder. li n A' in t ;l . J.it.n ll"i H. inn- 1.4 itii.f,l In I nlif. aaa-, MuH'lll.t til .. ii In ! ifc.it f ll" i ! nf llWt Hal II. .... nf Ml. I ate lfll. I. .1 I giral.al irni-tnal tide iu'in'l I .. ,.r k.an ha'a-d In III count . tu .-U I t .nlnjc M !'. Malic t Il I. II I. . .rh mm he Ma al ld a l.r ti..,. fa-r II ahm th Pinal i i .i "tlmlt and ni'lnnit ei. II" '.. 4 ., Ihr .!. .1.1 tianeath Hi lUllf I.- a a -a In Hi aMIiud and with Hi" ii. i-l r .' x.l.li.r wb nelli' t.. ll. HU 1 1 at rt-itl I hi .vittloit, lull I. ."II unefrald lie iliM MH a praier en lii lira fir the iildnii i.f Ih law who I lila I fa. ami aava fur Ihe wutd 'tpvatr." Ma laat ulii-ran' an n-aartl-M thai ha lniwnl f lha rrlnx f ajhhh ha ral'l lha tilrfnx- fnaltx l i la T lat ai In lha rarawr of llvh ram at I M lit tha afiarnonn, whll hi a I -lavn a I It maklna; rlmiral ft- f Hi fnr III I la tnrr lima nn rarth Inr I im H a dralh, tha a)ra av. ha tint i tml-l the rt-al that mad In hu Kth.lf. aed allhonah the man l.lmaelf a4. Ihy rnirla to rarry tha cane to the ot(-n enurt nf the t'nlted Plate. i4 If II la there darMad that he wa un laifillr lnd pmreaalliiB will It mm menred aaalnat tha nnVera nf the law ho .rneiatr4 at the eaetutlon. ll :oet ! Atraera. Th lline a for lha hnli. wa tietween tho hour el H a m. and I p. m Phortly fier artoch hi attorneya apiAre in t.a nieiee ef th rlaik f th I'nited fltalia llrrttlt eetirt. where they filed an aptillra ik.a for writ of habew rorpu nn the etaad rnad thai llot-h waa held In peril ef death In direct !tartn of the four laall. anvemdmrnt In the ronatltutlon of that t'nlted fflalea. whlrh derlarta that no ataia ehall deprive any r-rn of life, lib rr car reperty without due proeeaa of Ua. ne dmy In any pern the equal trteetiae ef th law. Aa anon a tha ap fltrmlto) tut lha writ had been Mad. At .' V a her and I'tHiierford. ho were rr"7TTrf"mrh. hairenxl ir th alL alvar tlaer lafomv-d Jailer Whitman M eruly Sheriff Ivtera that th appll raltn fu tha Writ bad been made and a-! them t dehtjr Ihe eaeeullnn until IL letirt had granted or refud the writ. Tha Mih-f and aherlff aarel to Ihla. The ett.tnt returned t Ihe tourt. and. a-a-wrte befota Jude lndia. aaked ll.i: t writ laa-te forthwith. If It found that It waa drawn in proper form. It la alert rulrle. - aid J mice ltndi. that ttfr taitae be hwn lor lha la--. eC lha writ " Tha allvrea then artd trial tha wilt aSa.hl ba leaued beeauae the slate t-ourt m rwurt . mm patent Jurldktliii. tuat tha aenlear wa In violation of the fewfleanlh a-arndawnt to the ronaUlutlnn. ! Il-wb wa raenpelled and dnl give -dawra aa,laa l-i.ll . that he- waa at - Id Kw Tach and extradited oa a ' hmaa.v. and apran hetn brought a a Wat charted with Murder. iMIt Hefwaaa rt. Alter naa laeMlderalkvna Jud lnd.a , rv4 rJata-a the wrt la d-ntd ' t"d .ar ratwriael Baa a writ 4 Iraaa tita 4-tww f in tal I. ttl a.a Ika, . Ia t Mtad Th am ra lai.u, 4 : I aa-s taaal ! . ga-d. 1 "" 4av ia aakad ! aa at- j aval ft-atat aV-a-a ef Jtttm Uaii . ' "tt tt,..aV.t t I1, nal-.l lata s rf.; I otti , a an " '" 'a ' tin . 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The luniili r a ubjrctd tu nolay liilirrupllon by I'an-iiirnian hi. xphilnliiaT lh (I' lHll of th plan, but lh majority of the ilfpntlr applauded hi lih. Th Mil prnvld" fur the election of 45i rtpiiM to th nwr linn, every Austrian 14 ar old and iliiinlrlled In a contltueiiry lor at leat a cr will tx- entltld to vole and every on fx '! of Aulrln iltl rnhlp fur at leaet three year will Im ellRlhle tn eleitlon to the lower liou. I'lural vol ln I prohibited and a dlvllrni of lrtnrnl illtrl't I dmlKiu'd o a to ' " '"" -" re,.r.-.-i..i.e. t, '"'- ln' ""n .m too Itoumanlan four, A bill Bini-nilliiK tha atandlnif order of the houac provldr for tho iipli!liin of illamriVrlv ini inlx r for a period not to ratted one week. MERCHANT SHIPS IN LINE llrlllatt eaaela Take Part la Xaaeavrr with Waraklpa la a aimer. LUNIXiN. Feb. 23 At the annual meet In today of tho Chamber of Shipping of the t'nlted Klnudom I'reident Ward ald he had aeen Admiral Sir John Klahcr rela tive to th planned co-operation of th mer cantile marine with the navy during the naval maneuver this cummer. The Admiralty hoped to have to 4"0 merchant hlp under the control of the admiral commanding the maneuvers and 10 fee able to atiow that It could protect hipping la war tima. having besides enough veaeett free to lake care of the enemy. Admiral Flehr belle. d that the result of th experiment would b t- pre vent anything In the nature of a scare among ehlp owner In ar time, thu pre venting a I'vnlc In Insurance premium. Th Admlialty. Trraidrnt Ware addd. wojld Indi ninily hlp owner for lo.a due to delay and would pay the cot of coal. MEETING AT CONSTANTINOPLE rarfclah VMalatera tailed to t aaalder ttarllko Atlltade of Arab f ten-ea. CON dT A NT t NOP Feb. :l-An ex traordinary meeting of the council of min isters ha been aummnned to confer with tha S'jltan at the Ylldta palace and deal with lha altujllon In Yemen. Turkish Ara bia Th hitherto localised revolt In Tenwn against Turkish rule ha bea fanned Into a nir widespread rebellloa by a warlike arvr tarnation ef Sheik Mahmud Tohia. A aumher ef tribes have dned the rebel abetla and the encounter with Turkish ri,sl "hirh have takea pUce at various joints lidMrata that the situation I critical. Tnrke 1 emtiarraoed by the ohjeetior. at th lKa ! to Tenien. Further re- iiifnevemeni. which were nn thfir way ttr,f. mutinied a hoard a transport in the lla. ..1. thin, week mt.tl r. fuse.l to .V. ay dl'T unti' they rivd their arrears , tf ' n0RRESP0DEN2 IS WISSING I alltataaaa via a la aveda tat laaaat aVa (aaad ttte lata Mta M. alf.XM. K-o. t.leifiaiii received kr frini ,iu. ffuigariu. today announced fjac Aihert iniii'nen uf Cuklamt, Cat., t e .rnrnlent of the Nitw TorK fcivening fosr. h,u diaiwar il In Ma, dmia. Ha oi ! iie" kViiruau'v 1'. iuil ha nm been ,.u ince. . i,ari dii,iiici.n, nhur. journalist and irHvulep n ,.ia ui an Fraiictwo In ' :ud itt thiA 4 it!, or of one oe two Louk. Ii. uti.a .tiNu -oi. i ribut. d to 'lie inaamnea a. el i nu. i i j i att m in .Vt.ua- .Ja.m.a g.M-itttatai-i. t for the Evening k'lat jii.I uinci iauei-i Hi abat-niti doaa n n T ca.ua th.- K'.eninif yon ny 4-nxt-fiw la- lec.tji- rteaived from him at., ti -ir Mom dolt 'tiriiai'y i - EE1TCR FllllG C EXCHANGE kft! V 4 lidM tm inili i-W m Hi I ('! 'i. !'v.t.lin4 'fti Ui .Si.m'U ,'tv t iaJ lit "I t ittr.tl in Um llll- mi. pvifi ttatk 4ii riu' l4ly fa-l- r t.-W Ml tai1 . Illt'ltl ! WlUt -, 1 1 ' It ir. .tilt, .iii.t r vifirv it .t; -uh'M.f . ii 1 u-i ti'iUiM. ,f .tm- ti-Hi- MHilliiliU (tf i V .-1 I i j I ulltV ' ' ' M.lc rt . . J.lt'HlMMI IH kt.rl.1411 i .'' iiuitii ii. tnu Mi-r.tl ttni Im Hidi i : I M t, m f VUil.HAtlU 'if Ultl ''hlU'a, UIL (Villi atelll lf lit t.4 l If i -.uuil Hl t lllti tl.Utt Fli 'M MM i Hio ilUJUdttU irx IfrHitl i lt U iMf tl Ut l'(OIAjlK 'iliiit Ml I' i' U.im ' U-J i...-flr'.-V.(,1t,- iWaiMtK tVt ( .4 . - t I ..fc. a it .'".1 . i ' -t f 'r . HOUSE WANTS INFORMATION Tillmn-OilVpi" Resolution ii Adopted Withotit Oppoxition, mm TO COAL AND OIL TRANSPORTATION Interstate I oeamerre t nmtnlavlna taked Tell What Helatloa fcll lleteieea llallrnad and I'rndarrr af I ommwdltle. WAtflllNOTXiN. Feb. iJ Preceded by a ilelaiie which I nil tinted no hc-slUncy. but rather a rcllnh In taking art km HginnM nl legetl rHllroad coiublnHtlnns, the house iiRretil vliliuiit opposition today to the Tllllniiii-Ollleaple roolutlon directing the Interetule I'oiniuirce coiumlsHlon to niHlfe nn liiiinedlate liniulry an. I rrii t ri KiuOiiiR iillegid rraiiHlnt of trade on the ai't of ctrtiiln lailroailx In the hnmllltm of coal and oil. The resolution was not In the finni In which It med the enate and will ii" back to that body for it second ac tion. The debute occupied an hour and cnnflHtcd of a sucreselon of spoeehe (n de niiiii lutlon of alleged practice and an en doraeinent of the proposed lnvctlgatloil. The only note of apprehension was from Mr. Mann Mil.) who called attention to the law which exempt from prosecution per son who may testify In the Inquiry. In this manner, he nld. the guilty officials. If any such were found. mlKht be ablu to cape punishment. It wa explained Hint the resolution In no way changed existing law on thl.t point and the belief was ex pressed that In making the Inquiry the commission would exercise discretion In getting It Information from sonrcp which would not exempt possible guilty parties. Tnnnnend K.xplnin Reaolatton. Mi. lownscnd (Mich.) presented the reso lution with a unanimous report from the IntrMtc and Foreign Commerce com mission. Kxplnlulng the resolution, Mr. Townsend snld: This resolution was born of n settled conviction ttniong the people a reflected in congress that Injustice and wrong I being don in thni bv certain Interstate carrier of coal and oil. A member of the na tional legislature It eem to me thnt .lt is Hi duty of comtressmen when great complaint are presented by numerous cltl7.n of high character against condi tions which nr all(rd to Injudiciously affect consumers of the necessities of life to nt least Investigate the complaint with a view to rlrm!ntng. first, whether tlui complaint" are well founded, and second. If wrongs are found to exist, to discover If possible whether existing laws are being violated, and third, If tiny new legis lation Is necessary. It has been confidentially alleged that certain railroad coniiwnles have large holding of coal and oil land, that thev buy and sell coal and oil: that In other case officer of these road own uffl clent of Ih slock of oil and coal companies when !! d In connection with the stock owned by the road to enable, them to con trol such companies: that b reaon of such ownership, dealing and collusions the two great necessities of modern lire, coal and oil. are made more expensive to the con sumer and at the same time Independent owners and dealers In these products are Injured If not ruined. apply Cartalled. It Is alleged that hundred of owners of coal and oil mines and fields are ore venttHl from operation for the reason the roads, which under the law should serve them, either fall entirely In furnishing tho means of transportation or else furnish them so Inadequately as to make onera Uon unyrofl Cable. . , The result of rhl"ran only he that every consumer of coal and oil 1 subject to tha price of monopoly, which are those of ex tortion anil InJUKll'-e. It I posllile that rxli-ling law may not be Kiliouatc to reach tliHe evil if tli- are found to ex ist, but there can lie no doubt that Ihe gnvrrnnient Is strong enough to protect It citlxen against any of Its law-ma,l creatures anil when puhllrfty ri veals an evil emigres will lie able and willing to apply a remedy. The ifsoluttoti as orig inally presented to the Ii..uk contem plated only mi Investigation In relation to hltuinltioiis coal. The senate resolution lu cl'iilid all nth.-r products. The gentleman from Kausas, Mr. ramp bell, most ably presented reasons, hacked by facts, showing that nil should be In eluded The committee believe that car rier of all kinds of coal and nil should lie subject of Investigation and that the In terstate Commerce commission should make It. Tht Investigation should be. made promptly, fearlessly and well. The house devoted the remainder of the day to minor matters and passed several bill, among which wa the fanioua Muel Mioals dam hill, which waa before the house from the president, who returned It with suggestions from the secretary of war aa to amendments. The bill permit the cre ation of an immense water-power in the Tennessee river in Alabama and has Nen pending before congress for several years. HEARING ON LAND LEASE BILL ieferaakaa taatar Bef are Ike Malta . aaaaalltee .eat Wedaeaday. iFroni a Staff t'orrespoudeni. 1 W 'AsirllNOTON. Feb. 23. iSpecial Ti-li-grani i n nest Wednesday W. F. Ourley. H. '. IVrnell and es-Senator Reynold of N-'braitka will appear before the public hand commlttae of Ihe house In behalf of some leading hill In tha Interest of the. Nebraska cattle men. Mr. Ourlay stated today that th interest he represented are not staked upon any one of the measure now before the public bind committee. He la In favor of some land leasing bill, aad a to the verbiage of the bill he is per fectly willing that it should be left to the committee of congress. Tonight Senator and Mr. Burkett gave a ilinii- r at their home nn Nineteenth street in honor of a number of the Nebraska colony In Washington. The guest wer.; Mr. and Mr. John U. Kennedy, Mr. and Mr. R. M. Pollard. Mr. and Mr. Hinnhaw. Mr and Mr. V. E. Andrew. Mr. and Mr. Mci'arthy. Mra. Fletcher of Spring rteid. 111., a sister of stenator Bin Kelt, and Mr. i ml Mr. K. ". tfnyder. Rv. Robtirt M. dtavenann, president of Westminster inlleae. Salt Lake t'lty. for merly vice president and acti.ig president of Bellevue college. Nebraska, is in Wash ington in the interest of an invest'iient which the collne In Salt Lake city now own W. h I in r lev. on million of John 1.. W. lisle- wa admitted to practice in the u preiiii, tMiiri today. Vlr and Mr. K. Yom, who have been in Waitiiingioii fur the last few days, leave tomorrow for Palm Beach. Ri prete nta' iv Latcey. chairman of the cui.niiittee on mihllc lands, to a hose com mitiee aaa referred the Winshaw lull to pi o ale fur l lie adjuaimeni of , eitain sale cf laud in the late reservation of U'c ootife.iai.tted I itoe and Miaaourl ti ll- of Itniiaii in Nebraska and Kan, today a.w-iit,d lo 41 an I a heart n n iwxt W-dntaatla v to Juiiae llaalett uf H. t;nc.. who w ae111n4i1.il 1 epretteni litia the Nebraska claim nia Vliur H. Lur. a .)iii.g htayer of Wilbur, Neh.. is in the employ of tha luiiiit an. lea teouttt dunti the preeant m Matoll of i lilltf 1 '. eaavk ,!!. a .... ft.. 4V. tITTrtl M'.. Ken . ei.tncia I. Hoa killM. 11,111 in.. l .lie i'Mlalmia Coal Qtitit t..u ..ml It-ailee nf me till onion me ".! oij. i.iii.M. '1. iai.it iit,i, hi a arrival frmn New Vol 4 tod...' that lie I'OillU aa-e rto laaat.ll ll v ,,f ateruina a ,m.I init0 ,14 in Utlatiiu.JUB ,Va.uu4 UO. Aplil U ANTHRACITE SCALE READY hi. r'orvtnrri I op of It In tlr. I.'urr. NKIV VtUlK, Feb. :j - The lull seal committee of III,-' fulled Mine Workois of America. Incluilinu thirty-six member. Minima them I'lcsldrnt John Mitchell. Dis trict I'rt'sldetits Fay, Nichols and lllis, Iilstricl Secretaries Gallagher, liempsiy and I (art b in and the executive board of hard coal districts No. 1, 7 and S, are In this city lonlKht tu consider the demands the mil liraellc miners arc In make tu the committee of opi rators apixilntiil at Hio recent conference in this city. The miner.' subcommittee of seven has la-en busy on these plans for the last week and prcs-ntcil ( them to IVeslileiit Mitchell for -approval t oday. It was intended that I'leslileiH Mitchell should at once notll'y Hie operators that a meeting with them was desired. His m Hon. therefore, in first calling a meeting of the scale committee lo consider the prop osition ha given rise tonight to report that the miner' demand are such a to make the situation grave one. The meeting of the cle committee lasted until nearly midnight. It wa stated that the full committee endorsed tho demands of th miner' committee of seven and it was declared that the 'anthracite workers will stand by the denial. Is and suggestion. It was decided to send la copy of the con clusions to Mr. Bacr. tho head of the op. erators' comnilttco. tonight. It Is likely thnt there will be u meeting on Monday of the Joint committee of min ers and operators. srmxtiFiKt.n. in.. Feb. .-Tii rmted Mine Workers of America. - today unani mously endorsed the action of the national convention of Indianapolis In demanding an Increase of lj'i per cent over the present scale. A bitter fight was precipitated when the committee on officers' report recom mended a suggestion of President IVrry that nil officers nf local unions who handle fund of union be bonded In some reputa ble surety company. Many delegates op posed the resolution a It gave State Sec retary and Treasurer Ryan power to de termine what company should he selected. The recomniendntlon wa finally adopted. There wa also heated discussion over a recomniendntlon of the committee thai local unions should. If possible, he nffillatnd with and send delegates to aN central bodies In the stute. and should be affiliated with State Federations of Ij-ibor. Several delegate denounced trade union federation a errone ous and declared that no man ought to be long to nn organization the principle of which he did not endorse. The question was finally referred biu'k to local union for a decision. PITTSm'Ka. Feb. r.T-FrnncIs T.. Rob bins, chairman of the Pittsburg Coal com pany and leader of the bituminous coal op erators, declared upon , his arrival from New York today that I k could e nn pos sibility of averting a cell strike In the bl tumnlnous region on .nrll 1. WRIT FOR FEDERATION MEN Attorney for Moyer, and Haywood Seek Their Heleaae on Habeas Corpus Proceedlaga. - TtOTSK, 7da1?6, "Ftb.'.'ft-ATt8nieiy f5. K. Richardson, representing the officers of ihe Western Federation of Miners, who are lie talned in tho state penitentiary hero charged with the murder of former Gov ernor Frank Steuncnherg. today presented to the full bench of the Idaho supreme court a petition for a writ of habeas corpus for O. A. ly-ttibone, former member of the federation's executive bonrd. The petition alleges conspiracy on the part of Governor Frank Gooding and Attorneys llawley and Van Duyn, who arc employed in the prose cution, to deprive the prisoner of his lib erty without due prisees of law. The petition alno charge violation of the constitution of tho I'nited States and the state of Idaho. I Tomorrow the prisoners will be taken to Caldwell, where a grand Jury wilt meet to Investigate the assassination of Governor Steunenberg. It Is stated that Important evidence hus been secured by detective who have learned the cypher code used by tha Western Federation in telegraphing and letters. DKNVKR. Colo., Feb. JS Detective James McPartland ha left for Idaho with all the documentary evldencu in the Steunenberg murder case. Including Harry Orchard's confession. In hi possession. Hu will tes tify before tli grand Jury which la to be gin It investigation next Monday. He will be the principal witness. Before leav ing he asserted that no one could wish tho accused federation officers a fair trial more than himself, hut declared that he Is amply able to prove his charge. Orchard's confession, a copy of which 1 on file In this city, embraces Jul page closely typewritten and contain fully JS. flfifl words. Ir was secured by McPartland with the aid of two stenographers while he Interviewed Orchard in the penitentiary at I'.olse .'ity. It is Kiviicd and sworn to ami the main point embraced therein are said to have .been duly corroborated. This doc ument will comprise the basis of the trial of Mover. Haywood. Feltihone and other?. BT'TTE, Mont.. Feb. J3. Five thousand dollurs has been appropriated by the Mill and Smelter Men's union uf this city to aid In the defense of Charles F. Moyer. Haywood. Pe.tibone and Orchard, who ure nuspected of ti e murder of ex-Govcrnor 8teunenlei g if Idaho. CHEAPER GAS FCR KANSAS CITY tl.leratea'a I nmalttrt Draft drill rt Klslav Price at 7.1 t eats a Thooaaad Pert. KANSAS CITY. Mo., Keh. .::.--A special commute., of the boiinl of aldermen de tided tislay to leiouiincnd two ga ordi naiicis for passage bv ihe council next Mini. lav night. 1 nie ordinance fixe 75 cent a rh iiibaud cul ic feet as the maximum nrlie to Is- chanted for itrtillcial gas. The ether mi hmui . i-ri.po- to Hiibmit to the enie.s at the ,;ty "lection April J. an aaicmlnient lo Ma chatter providing- Ui.t In granting all I. gluing franchises ilu niv reserve the 1 Ik t in purchase, at Its act ual value, the . antees' plant at the ex pirat 1011 of lit e c.irs. ALEXANDER'S CONDITION WORSE rareaa) I He laeaeaace lrealdeat ralla It. Hally from Hla teruail Oaarallua, NKW YOllU. I'b r..-l'iai oei th.. eonoil mil of 1,11,11 W Alexander, .oritur pieaideiil of Ine Kiilialie Ijfe Assurance riny, were exprena I today by the ' iliaiciaua aim i.jv ' ii all, udlng liltn Mince ui. operation -i loruied eterday. 'I hla w.ia lite aeouid na t allmi on Mr. Ale;, audi r ill two vteeka and waa vi funnel f,,r an organic ir.nil.li-. Ill nhta.ilM.lia today t. that he l..ui thus far tailed to rally 11 ,111 tai iwv opetatio 1 aa la.."1' as l a aid lieu, the fiat ult MYSTERIOUS MURDER CaVSE ! ! frank E. Wheeler Found Dead in Street with His Hend Crushed. SLIGHT CLUES FOR POLICE TO WORK ON Wife of tlead Man, In Whom lie Had Been Married bat One Month. Held for la .eallaallon, hot No Heal Kvldenee anlnst Her. Lying with his head down the steep In cline tietween the sidewalk and the gutter, the face upward, beating mule testimony of murder, the dead bod) of Frank Iv heeler, L'4l South Fourteenth street, was discovered at T:4.i o'clock last night by Chat lea Welsh, across the street I rout the offico of the Fred llus. li Transfer com pany at Fourteenth and Mason street, where the walk borders the yard of the Chicago Lumber company. Mystery of the deepest kind enshrouds the deed, as 110 one in the neighborhood could be found who heard any outcry or saw any person acting In an unusual manner. Welsh was icturnlng to work at the lluscli burns alter supper, and was about to step off the walk to take a shortcut to the office when his foot touched the Inanimate body. Assuring himself that H was not a drunken man, us he at first supposed, the Intense darkness rendering It Impossible to see the object plainly, ho hurried acres the street nnd notltlcd the police. Officers were Immediately sent to tho uccno In the patrol wagon, accom panied by Police Surgeon Wills, who found the body still warm, but life departed. No one In the. crowd which hud gathered could Identify th liody, but from papers In a pocket the name of Wheeler and th address were secured. letective Drummy and Officer Sandstrom went to the number Indicated, which is but two blocks from the scene of tho murder, where th Iden tity of the man was soon established. Kn Indication of "trasgle. The dead man's wife was much grieved at the sudden news and so much overcome thnt she was not questioned closely at the time for possible light on the mystery. It was learned that her husband worked as fireman at the Murray lintel nnd had been home to nuppcr, leaving home to return to tho hotel at 6:tS o'clock. He had proceeded but two blocks, getting within a hundred feel of Mason street, when he waa set upon. As to what occurred then, whether there was any struggle, there can be only con jecture, but there were strong indications that Wheeler was struck down beforo he knew bis danger, nnd thnt he made no de fense. Three wounds were found upon the head, one over the rlpht eye, another on the left Jaw fracturing the bone and a third under the left ear, each undoubtedly the result of a hard blow with a heavy Instru ment. The victim apparently fell without a word, toward the street and down the in cllno In the anft, wet earth. Blood began to ooze from the wounds, but it ran back into the hair, none running down the fnce and on the white collar, giving cause for the belief that Wheeler fell at the first blow. On the other side of the walk is a steep bank leading to the lumber yards. This la nf soft mud, and footprint in two place where tho body waa found are the only signs of a second nr third party. One set of the tracks nre light nnd close together while the other Is deeply Imbedded In the mud and composed of but two step. The assailant, If there was but one, either crept slowly down the bank as he saw his uncon scious victim approach, killed him and then ran up the bank again and away, or he Jumped down suddenly, taking Wheeler by storm and then leisurely returned whence he came. At l.na for Motive. The spot Is well situated for such a per formance. It Is nenr the Fourteenth street viaduct ami Is dark and lonely at this time of the night, although at times well crowded with throngs of working people going to and from work. The police have been unable to And what might have been a motive for the crime. A silver dollar and some change were In the dead man's poc ket, so robbery could not have actuated the deed. The following are the only facts gathered by the police which sometimes bear on such cases: Wheeler married his wife less than five months ago. She hod Just se cured a divorce from her former husband, named Reynolds, now serving a term ut Lincoln for burglary, but as he ha two yeurs yet to serve, he could not have com mitted the crime. Wheeler carried $8,W0 life insurance, and, while the police have not fastened ny charge against Mrs. W'hceler, the circumstance In view of tho large insurance were considered sufficient grounds upon wblch to hold her, and De tective Drummy and Maloney placed her under arrest last night. While there la little for the police .to work on they have gone to work with high hopes and a de termination to work out the mystery and bring the murderer to Justice. Later In the evening Detectives Drummy and Maloney arrested James Diggs, 1911 North Seventeenth street, a colored en convlct, on suspicion. Wheeler came to Omaha from Kansas, where his people live Ho was about 25 year old. CALLS FARMERS TO STRIKE " af Riialty Marie ty Will Nell t.rala Only at Fixed IMHAN APOL1S. Feb S.-A all Ike of ihe :!, farmers comiKisIng the American Soclely of Kuuity. an organisation with heail(Uartrs In Indiana poll, hus been called for March 1. Everyone who re Msmd to thi call will agree to withhold from marketing any agricultural product excepting at price that are up to the level thut hu l.'i'll decreed us c,ultalile by the urtliiulH of this organisation. This oiganlsation claim tiiat the pro ducer ought in gi t at least $1 a bushel for wheat. 110 milter what may lie the sis of the crop. The cull of the strike set forth a minim al)! scIIIiik price en all furm product, price which the agricultural striker claim fliev are entitle! to and ran ! get If tiny slaiul tiiaitther. Kana and Minnesota are lx lug flood. , j wllh come 01' tl.l call. It I figured bv the nlli'ial of the organ 1 la I ion that If these alalia hold oul for the higher price ' tha miitemeiit will prote a succt-. W. K. VANDERBILT ARRESTED taaerlt-aa lletatavd la l.altaa Taw a lor Haaalaa lltrp Mtt aalifc lalaaaoatlla. KI.OMKNCK. Hal) Feb. .11 - V. K Vjii .! rlilll la ilelainrd at P.iritatlera. a Iowa of II. a l inhabitant, on I lie ruud to tta, hating had an aulnmtihtU. accident in Ihe aii.tt, by whi.-ti a buy waa lajuxad. Die ia uwt ecilwucl) Italia NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST Fair and folder lnrday. andny Fair. 1'empera.are at Omaha IrMrnlm i llonr. Ilea. , . HT . . .ill . . a . . an . . .tn . . 4 . . i:t , . I. Hour. 1 p. tit . 2 n. .1. . it i. m. 4 . ni . ft t. ni . II p. n. . 7 p. m. p. in . 1. lieu. . . in . . M A a. tti . . , , a. n T a. at ... , M a, ai ... 1 A a. 111 ... , Hi a. m. . . , J I a. m ... , lit m "" M mi 411 IT 4t 4it GREAT WESTERN MEETS RATE Joins tlh Wnhnah In Tn ent .Three. Cent llnaln Mlasonrl niter lo Senlioard. CHICAGO. Feb. 23 .-(Special Telegram ) Tho Great Western, by. the application of the well known Stlckney formula, ' cut the rate and get the consent of the oilier road afterward," has solved the problem of tho export corn rates from the Missouri liver to the Atlantic seaboard. That road gave notice to the Wnbnsh nnd to other eastern and western lines this afternoon that It would Join with the Wabash on the through rate of n cents to Ihe sea board, taking the 9 cents offered by the eastern line a it proportion of the rate. The other western lines wire In con ference when Oils announcement reached them and It rather dlsorganlxed their plans. They were conferring over the question of whether to accept the eastern lines' proposition or whether to let the who In matter -go to arbitration. As soon as the Greet Western's announcement reached them nil talk of arbitration ceased and the officials nt once turned their attention to trying to get the Great Western to withdraw the rate. The ren son Is that within thirty days navigation will open, and the rate by water from Chi cago Is so low that the rail and water rata from the Missouri river Is low enough to bring the business through Chicago and at the same time giving the western lines their 11-rent local rat. OHIO TREASURER'S BIG GRAFT Cincinnati Banks Pay f'oonty Offlrtnl fZO.OOO for Depositing Fnnda wllh Them. CINCINNATI, O.. Feb. B. County Treas urer Hynlcks received about $20,nno In gratuities from various banks for deposits of public funds, according to Ills testimony this afternoon before the commission ap pointed by the state sennte to Investigate the Nubile offices of Cincinnati and Hamil ton county. The three democratic mem bers of the commission. Senators Drake, Espy and Hchmldt, were assisted by At torney rhlllp Roettlnger, the two republi cans who had been named to serve with them having resigned from membership on the commission. Before the testimony of Tr-asurer Hynlcks several bankers tes tified to the payment of gratuities to var ious persons connected with the countv treasurer's office, such payments being aa an expression of appreciation for the de posit of public tunas. None of the witnesses were permitted the advice of attorneys, nor were attorneya allowed to re present any of the official whose onlces were to be Investigated, but the chairman of the commission. Senator Drake, announced that the order may ba revoked later. CONFERENCE JTAKING A REST Amhaaandor White Bay the RtronK Keeling for Conciliation Kslata at Algeclra. t WASHINGTON. Fob. 23 Ambassador White today cabled the State department from Algeclrns that the conference had adjourned until Saturday next, after dis cussing at some length the question of an international bank. A very strong spirit of conciliation appeared to prevail. Tho understanding here la that there is no Immediate prospect of a hostile Issue be tween France and Germany on this sub ject. ALOECIRA8.. Spain, Feb. 23. The first feeling of depression over Germany's re jection of the French proposal Is grad ually wearing off and a slightly more hope ful feeling is observable among the dele gates. This Is due largely to the amicable spirit shown between the French and Ger man delegates during the formal debates on the Moroccan bank questions. The dis cussion will be continued tomorrow. The deadlock on the question of policing Mo rocco Is unchanged, but the Improved feel ing also extends to that question. GARFIELD IS CROSS-EXAMINED Jo Information Obtalaed from Packers Waa Given to Depart, ment of Jastlce. CHICAGO. Fi-b. 3. Commissioner of Corporations Garfield was subjected to a severe cross-examination In the packers' case today and was still on the stand when court adjourned. During the examination he admitted that he had turned over to the Department of Justice some Informa Hon which had been secured during the in vestigation of the beef industry, but as- serted that it was nothing which had anv direct bearing upon the case now on henrr lug. The Informs tlon given the Depart ment of Justice, he said, had been re ceived by the agents of the departments from men all over the country. lalmlng to have Information of violation of the law by the defendants. No Information ob tained from the packers was given to the Ih iv-tment of Justice. SMASHUP NEAR WELLS. NEVADA tOaa.ltauad Faat Mall an Kwathera l-aclde rlkee --relaht Train. SALT LA K K . ITV. Ftah. Feb. Si -Fast mail No In. which left twkland yeater lav afternoon on th B"Utt,ern Pacific, nut last freight No SS. wttlund. on a curve tight mllea weal .if Well. N.v.. tlua afternoon. An Indian tnallug a tide nu !the freight Wa badly hurt and the two brake mi 11 on No. lo wrr rut and bruietU. Sit or seven mull ilnjk were ahukeii uu land bi ula.-d. but none an at riut.il a to . retjiilre ittcdtcal altcntlon. Both lotnunt 'tlti were wrecked, the laaggagc cat av ' niiilmliril and fit u rn freight rai contain I lug im r hittli' arte broken up. The ilia of the frdghl JumiM-d U lo.e the t fi lial. , 11. t-.ngiivar ij.iill iwtn of tl.r Inlajhl admit thai he Imfl all aU.al No t ', ahich lta.1 lignl if . Maaeakeala af lleaaa teaaela 'ek. x at New fork- Arrived Maine. fr. ev lndi.n. Itrealau from Hreeten At . val - aa.la.l . ('attic, f-r Naplea At IMt ntouihArrlted. lil-i.af. froia t.Vit Vvita REPORTS RATE BILL Senate Oommittoo Sentla Matmre Back to Floor Without Amendment. DEMOCRATS AID ADMINISTRATION MEN Memlirrs of Committen BeerT Riht to Submit Amendment. TILLMAN TO HAVE CHARGE OF MEASURE New Precrdpnt Establiihcd in Oirine Minontv Jtitmber Uontroii ACRIMONIOUS DEBATE IS EXPECTED Mr. Tillman a He Will Hahmlt an me 11 dine nt to lllvorce loninion tarVlera from onl i!ulnes. WASHINGTON. Feb. -3.-B.V a vol of 1 to i the senate committee on lntrretule coinmetce today agrcid to report the Hep burn rale bill without amendment, but the rrsolutimi reserved lo the nirnilier of tnc committee fi.i.l.nn if uctlon concerning arm minimis odercd in the senate, lly a vote uf 0 lo 3 benalor Tillman, a democrat, was given the honor rof reporting the bill. This establishes a precedent In that a re publican senate committee has given to a democrat roiurol of an Important measure passed by a republican house nnd endorsed by a republican president. Henalors Culloni and Carniuck were absent and tht Ir votes were recorded only on Ihe main proposition. The resolution follows: Hesolved, That Hie Interstate commerce committee report favorably house bill 12. W! as It passed the houe, It being understood that members of the committee have a right to vote us they choose on amendments nr to offer amendments In the senate on consider ation of the hill. Senator Dolllvcr offered the first part n the resolution and Fenalor Aldrlch made a motion to amend by adding the restrictions concerning amendments. The Aldrlch mo tion prevailed, tho affirmatives being F.lk Ins. Aldrlch. Kean, Foraker, Crane, Till man. Foster and Newlands. The negative votes were Dolllver, Clapp and Mcljiurln. After the meeting, however, Senator Mo- Laurln said that he had Intended to vote for the change, and a change was made In the committee record, lenvlng only Dolllver and Clapp for the resolution as offered by Senator Dolllver. The vote for the resolu tion aa amended was: Teas Culloni. Dolllver. Clapp. Tillman. Melaurln. earmark. Fosttr and Newlands. Nays Klkln. Aldrlch. Kean. Foraker and Crane. Tillman to Report Dill. Senator Aldrlch then moved that the bill be reported by Chairman Elklna, but Sena tors Dolllver and Tillman protested that some friend of the measure should make the report and Senator Aldrlch amended his motion, providing that the report should be made by Senator" Tillman. He stated that the democratic niemliers fur nished the majority of the votes for the bill and that it was proper to have tho minority "father It." This wa taken by Senator DolHVer-iind' Clapp n an effort to humiliate- Che-in, 'fiu ' tbejr rtmaUueJ- sllent. Chairman Elklns guggested that the re port should be made by Senator Dolllver. who had been one of the men who helped draft the Hepburn bill and a leader lu thu fight to prevent the adoption of amend ments. Only Senator Clapp supported the suggestion which had been informally made. A vote was then had on the question of who should report the bill, resulting as follows: For Senator TMlman Aldrlch, Kean, For aker, Crane and McLaurin. For Senator Dolllver Elklns, Clapp ami Newlands. Not Voting Dolllver, Tillman and Foster. Before the session today the result was In doubt. Tho division of the, republican senators on the question of Judicial re view of orders of tho Interstate Commerce commission left the democratic member in absolute control. Il waa apparent that If they divided the court review amend ment would be adopted. The minority members, after trying to ir t together last night, held a second conference early this morning. The expression at the confer ence was to report the bill without recom mendation of any character, but the agree ment was not binding. With that under standing, the democrats went Into the meeting. The republicans were already assembled. The minority did not make its decision known and the Hepburn bill waa taken up and the "conservative" repub lican faction sought to amend the first section. At thut Juncture Senator Dol llver, leading the force that was eppoeed to amendments, read a telegram from Senalor Culloni, asking that he be recorded against all amendments that were not recommended by the committee unani mously and to cast his vote for the Hep burn bill as it came from the house. Ob jection waa made .to recording Senator Culloni 011 any amendments that had noi been submitted tu him. Decisive Move by Dolllver. Senator Dolllver then moved to tepoit the Hepburn bill favorably aa It was paastd by the house and said that on that he would demand thut Senator Cullom's vote be recorded. This precipitated a lining up nn the -only Imiioriant contention and the democrats desired limn for further con sultation. A recess was taken until a o'clock. The four iniiiority members pr-ent with drew to Senator Tillman's committee rooia and tht 11 decided to stand a a unit (or the Hepburn bill With the reservation pro vided lu the resolution that waa finally adopted. They did not Insist upon tin freedom of action being mftile a part ot the resolution, however. When the committee assembled Senalor Dolltver culled for a Vole on hla Inutlon. Senator Foster al.l that he waa ready to vote for it. but male the statement that he rhould reavrte the tight 10 vote for amendment in the s. ii.i'.t. if lu- chose. Ttiat a the puatttnn taken by Senator . Mi -Iaturlu. and Senator Aldrlih aald that if that wa the ltutln H shouhl 1 mad a part of the motion The rcault wa a (tated hrfniv. Last l.efeaia la Ka parted. lu aplt.i nf Hie fact that tb senate ass not In session l'Wy nearlv all of th aer.- atnra wile drawn 10 the caHo by th col li el In Hi Hilars. ate commerce rttmnilltaH . As a.aii aa the r nili wa trad known pet nlanon l..al aa lo Ihe pro ha hi pr.t ie.lt.rt. nn Ihe ri. an 1 1 wa predicted ther--wul.l be d.Uta and alt atria of nhatrir lite ! ilea u-a-d This waa rontradl'd hnwat. r. hy K. naiu.a Aklrt. h and Cran.a aid niter trailing aenaiivra not mmher of Ilia inieia aia t. ion Uiee. They aakt thev fa.nr reaching an agiaenteat w hrr il,. t ill toitid he Ucd on tha ealaadar aa tu unnnlaii-! l.aiii.-aa ahead of tha tatahi1 111 That at. lha) thought tha freanl nam. gitau lha ra!lie4 rl IMaHtOa t4