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a XXXVII NO. 190.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, . JANUARY 115, 190S TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
STOKM ON EAST COAST
Blizzard Almost Completely Blocks
travel in Hew York.
SNOW PILED HIGH IN STREETS
Brooklyn Bridge Tied Up for Forty
ONE MAN FROZEN TO DEATH
Ch&ritabla Societies Unable to Care
for Rush of Homeless.
BIO LINERS REMAIN AT ANCHOR
Moutheastcra New Knajand In Grip
of BIk 9torm Tra fnc la Nrw
Jersey I" Greatly
' NEW YORK, Jan. 21. T1ie snow storm
whk'h (wept over the city late yesterday
developed Into a little blizzard during last
night. Today the 'street! were piled deep
In place with drifts and street car traffic
and the movement of river craft was
badly hampered. Coming suddenly on the
1 1 eels of a long period of unusually warm
weather, the storm caught the homeless
and the poorer people of the east sidu
totally unprepared. Muny who had found
shelter In wagon sheds for the night were
driven cut and there was a rush Of the
homeless to charitable Institutions for
shelter. For the flrBt time this winter the
city lodging house was overcrowded and
the covered pier of the charities depart
ment at the foot of east Twenty-sixth
street was turned Into an emergency lodg
ing house. Several hundred men were gtvaM
work clearing the streets of snow.
The body of a man named James Smith
was found under a stoop In East Twenty
third street, Into which he had crept for
protection and had frosen to death.
In Brooklyn nearly every line of travel
was blocked, and In some cases no attempt
was made to move the cars. The long
cut In the Brighton Beach line extending
the whole length of Prospect park was
completely filled , with snow. A forty
minute blockade on Brooklyn bridge added
much te the discomfort and delay of the
pasnenger bound for Manhattan.
Steamer Remain at Anchor.
At Sandy Hook this afternoon, a noth
west gale, was blowing and the swirling
mow made navigation hazardous. The
Meamer Graf Waldersee which reached
the. Hook last night, was still at anchor
this forenoon, also the. Adriatic from
. Southampton and the President Lincoln
from Hamburg.' Other steamers due today
Include th Frledrlch der Orosse from
Genoa and tho Astoria from Glasgow.
BOSTON, Jan. 24.-Southeastern New
England Is experienced a northeast snow
llorm today." The thermometer dropped 15
legrcca last night. Tho wind at Brentons
See Mew- sixty to seventy miles an hour.
The steamer Pfuvtdcnce, of the Kail River
line, due at Newport at 2:30 a. in., landed
Its rtaraengera at New London at 8 a. ni.
Pee Snow at Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 24. In Pennsyl
vania, New Jersey, and Delaware, snow,
which begun falling last evening Had this
morning reached a depth of six Inches,
and the storm continued through the day.
A high wind prevails. The storm Is the
worst In New Jersey where railroad traf
fic is badly crippled.
Telegraph, telephone and railroad service
In southern New Jersey la paralyzed by the
Htorm. No wire communication was hart
with Atlantic City and the electric trains
of the Pennsylvania railroad, due to arrive
from the seashoro at midnight and the
cHtly morning hours, had not reported at
noon today owing .to broken wires. On the
Beading railway lines traffic was tied up
below Wlnslow Junction, N. J., and Cape
May brani'h is snowed up from Mlllvllle.
Seashore trains on the Pennsylvania llaei
operated by steam are also tied up. Most
of the trouble Is caused by telegraph poles
being blown across the railroad and elec
Shipping on the Delaware rlvor was com
pletely tied up today by the storm which
swept over tho tact, for the first time
this winter not a vessel arrived at this
port and only a few movements were re
ported at any point in llio river. A strong
northwest gale and thtrk snow prevailed
the greater part of tho day and because
of the storm and wire trouble absolutely
no reports were received from the mari
time reporting stations at the Delaware
n vk water.
WIL OFF THE PROFESSORS
rof. lingo Muensterberu" ot Harvard
Maya Too Many pf Them
CHICAGO. Jan. 21. In an address to the
3ermailltlc society of Chicago In Fuller
ton lm.ll last night Prof. Hugo Muenster
berg of Harvard university declared thyit
American universities would be better off
If two-thirds of the professors were killed.
"ThtTe seems to be something weak and
mollycoddle about our whole academic sys
tem. In our highest institutions of learning
find, with a few notable exceptions,
only second class men. And we may be
sure, that second class schoolmasters never
will build up first class srholarslilp. An
Increase in the salaries of assistant pro
fessors and instructors in our colleges and
universities by a few hundred dollars a
year will never accomplish anything. What
Is needed is great premium at the top.
tins of the greatest evils from which our
American universities muter Is too great
ai abundance of men. As soon as an In
stitution gets some money the first thought
is to add more men to tiie faculty, to out
do some neighbor institution. Kvery one
of our American universities would be
nearer to the ideal if it would kill two
tnlrda of Its Instructors ami protestors.-'
IMPORTANT LABOR DECISION
"ratral OrHaulsatlona Mast Exclude
Delegates from Breeding; aad
WASHINGTON. Jan. 14 The eecutlve
ouneil of the American Federation of I.a
lor tm'-jy decided that a general circular
(hull lie ixHued to city central bodies and
rtite federations of labor notifying them
tn.it all seceding or dual organisations
must. In accordance with the law, be
denied representation In these bodies.
The case of the brewery workers, en
(Irteera, firemen and teamsters was eon-iWU-rcd
and a decision reached requiring
hat the representatives of the organiza
tions In Interest again endeavor to reach
Job h.etehlB t oast I. la. .
HONOLCLl', Jan. .it. -A Japanese has
been discovered sketching Honolulu. Pearl
Harbor and the coast line from the
blgula bsbind Honolulu
summary of the dee
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FOR OMAHA, COUNCIL BLUFFS AND
VICINITY Fair and warmer Satnrdav.
KOil NEBRASKA Generally fair Satur
day! FOR. IOWA Partly cloudy Saturday.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
Heavy snowstorm and gale along the At
lantic coast causes much delay In traffic.
Probable change In war assignments of
generals will In the future bring General
Carter to Omaha. , Page 1
John Mitchell denies he Is to accent a
government ponltlon. Page 1
A reduction of wages' at the Homestead
works Is reported for February. Page I
Qovernor Hughes has trouble , with the
Brotherhood of Firemen and Engineers.
Million dollar fire loss at Portland, Ale.,
In the destruction of the municipal and
county building. Page 9
District Attorney Jerome becomes an
gered at the refusal of the Thaw lawyer
to tell him who his witnesses are to be.
Prof. Hugo Muensterberg of Harvard
university says the university professors
are too plentiful for the good of the cause
of education. Page 9
Motormen of Pittsburg give the unem
ployed men a turn at work. Page 1
Dr. B. L. Reltman of Chicago Is charged
with Inciting a riot at Chicago. Page 1
Turle Nordstrom, wanted for forging a
draft for $15,000, has been captured In
Florida. Page 9
If vote Is taken today as planned on se
lection of collector of Internal revenue.
Ross Hammond practlcall assured of tin-place-,
having four vote. t Page 1
Governor general of Odessa adopts novel
means for ridding- city of bombs. Pag 1
Warships from Argentina sail to greet
tho visiting torpedo flotilla. Page 1
Third district congressional republican
c'onventiorn raited for March, 10 at Norfolk.
Charles W. Seymour of Nebraska City
passes away. Page 3
COMMXB.CIAX. AJTD XKSUBTBXAXh
Live stock markets. Pages
Grain markets. Page
Stocks und bonds. Page 9
MOTEKXITTS OP OCEAN STEAMSHIP!.
Pnrt, Arrived. Sailed,
NEW YORK Grt Waldersee. . Halite
NKW YOHK 1 BreUgl...
NKW YORK i Sicilian Prlnre.
HOPTHAMPTN .Oceanic K. Wilhalm 11
Qi'EKNSTOWN . Celtic
I.IVKItPOOU .... Canada.
ULAUUUW Cartharenlaa ...
V BY WIKKLEriS.
Sable Island Amerlka 290 miles south
east at 10:10 a. m.; will reach New Vork
about noon Saturday.
Cape Race La Touraine DM) miles east
at 8:40 u. m.; will probably reacli New
York at 9 a. m. Sunday.
Sable Island Arabic RS8 miles east of
Nantucket lightxhtp at IMS a. rn.; will
probably reach New York at a. m. Su'i
day. TAFT WILL KEEP HANDS OFF
Secretary of War Declines to .Make
Kffort to Secure evr York
ALBANY, N. Y., Jan. '.'4. -Governor
Hughes refused to comment, for publica
tion or privately, upon the letter of Sec
retary Tnft, made public today. In which,
writing to Representative Herbert Parsons,
chuirmiin of the republican general com
mittee of New York county, Mr. Taft dep.
recated any effort to secure the New York
MlHte delegation In his Interest against that
of Governor Hughes.
Tho gem-rat belief here is that there
would bo no further opposition to the en
dorsement of Governor Hughes at the
spring state convention to name delcgates-at-largo
to the national convention. The
conflict. In view of the case, was "over the
personnel of the delegation, the Hughes
movement leaders being determined to te
cure the choice, if possible, of delegates-at-large
who will be loyal to the governor
and not use' his candidacy for trading
HI'bHES HAS TMOIBI.K OX II AND
Brotherhood of Firemen and E nat
ure r a Nralected.
ALBANY. N. Y.. Jan. 24. Resolutions
were adopted , by the executive board of
the Brotherhood of Railroad Firemen ami
Enginemen in annual session here this
wrek requesting Governor Hughes to ex
plain why that organization was not repre
sented la appointments to either of the two
public service commissions. Neither the
members of the organisations nor the gov
ernor would give out the correspondence
that Is said to have passed between them.
The governor admitted that he had re
ceived a copy of tho resolutions and had
a letter In reply. He felt that If tho mutter
was to be iflade public It should come from
the labor organisation.
It la said that the governor's replv to the
railroad men was similar to the letter lie
fent some time ago on the same subject
to the Central Federated union of New
York City, In that letter he explained thut
In making appointments he took into con
sideration tho interests of the people at
large and selected such men as would best
serve the public. In view of the fact that
the members of the board did not makd
their annual call of respect upon the gov
ernor was taken as an Indlcal.on of their
Aaed Coaple Bsrars.
BAKTLLSV1LLK. Okla., Jan. 24-While
burning brush on their farm In the Osage
nation, throe miles west of Burtlesville,
today, Mrs. Oeorgu Moyer, aged 6, was
burned to death, and her hunhand, aged
St was fatally burned. Mrs. Moyer's dress
caught fire and Moyer waa buned la try
ing to save tier.
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HITCnCOCR DEFENDS BRYAN
Nebraska Member Takes Fart in
Folitical Debate in House.
NEBRASKAN FAIR TO PARKER
He "ays Bryanlam Is strength of
Democratic Party for Present
and Its Hope for the
"WA6HINGTON, Jan. 24.-Although the
urgent deficiency bill was technically up
for consideration In the house todsy, not
a word pertinent to the bill was spoken.
I'nder the privilege of general debate, sev
ers! members addressed the hiuse on a
variety of subjects, but the one which at
tracted most attention was a criticism by
Mr. Hitchcock of Nebraska of a political
forecast by General Charles H. Grosvenor
of Ohio. The debate brought to the feet
numerous democrats, who sprang to the
defense of Mr. Bryan, while General Kclfer
of Ohio, supported by several other repub
licans, undertook to refute all the argu
ments concerning Mr. Bryan's two cam
paigns llltehrock Defends Bryan.
While the urgent deficiency appropriation
bill was under consideration in the house
today, Mr. Hitchcock of Nebraska de
livered a political speech, In the course of
which he attacked certain statistics of Gen
eral C. H. Grosvenor of Ohio regarding the
political outlook. His remarks were de
voted mainly to a plea far W.lllam J. Bryan
He spoke of the candidacy of Judge Par
ker and declared that It was not a case
In which his personal strength was put to
a test. "His weakness," he said, "was the
weakness of the reactionary the weakness
of the general who was leading toward
the rear and not toward the front."
"In order to hurt Mr. Bryan, his enemies
had used letters written before Judge Par
ker's nomination," said Mr. Hitchcock, "but
no one pretended that Mr. Bryan had not
loyally supported Judge Parker." He de
clared that Bryan received 130,000 more
votes In Ohio in 1900 than Parker received
In 1P0I, notwithstanding Bryan had as his
opponent the popular Ohio president, Will
lam McKlnley, and added that while Judge
Parker was a New Yorker, he polled only
about the same vote In New York that
"There seems-," he said, "a systematic
conspiracy In high places among repub
licans posing sometimes as the friends
of the democratic party to misrepresent
and distort the facts regarding Mr.
Bryan's attitude toward Judge Parker.
"Bryanlsm," he added, "instead of be
ing tho bane of the democratic partv, is
Its strength for the present and hope, for
Controversy with Kelfer.
Mr. Hitchcock became Involved in nn
animated discussion with General Kelfer
of Ohio as to the accuracy of the figures
of General Grosvenor. Ollie James of
Kentucky Interrupted with the statement
that he had seen It charged that Senator
Foraker said that President Roosevelt
"was prostituting the selection of offl
cluls" Tinder the federal - government, for
the purpose of beating him out f Ohio
and giving it to Taft. Is that true or
General Kelfer's response was that he
was not responsible for what was said
in the newspapers. Continuing, Mr.
Kelfer declared his surprise over the cir
cumstances that the democratic members
applauded mention of the fact that In
the two campaigns of Mr. Bryan that
gentleman ran ahead of Judge Parker,
whom he referred to as "the poor old
The reading by Mr. Ansberry of Ohio
of extracts from the last republican plat
form on tho money question provoked
loud republican applause, which was only
interrupted by a demand from Mr. Mann
of Illinois that ho read from the demo
cratic platform on the same subject. The
suggestion, however, was not heeded. The
subject was pursued no further and the
house at 4:6S p. m. adjourned until Mon
day. nEPOBT OIV THK POISON SQIAU
Dr. Wiley Finds Bensoate of Soda
WASHINGTON, Jan. ?4.-Dr. H. W.
Wiley, chief of the bureau of chemistry
ot the Department of Agriculture, reported
today to the house committee on agricul
ture the results of experiments conducted
by the bureau to determine .the poisonous
effect on the human system of such drugs
as borax, benxolc acid, benzoiite of soda,
sulphate of copper, sulphur dioxide, for
maldehyde and salicylic acid when con
tained in food stuffs. Dr. Wiley s:ild that
the expulsion of those and kindred drurs
from the body Is performed utmost en
tirely by tho kidneys, and that he Is satis
fied the term of American life would lie
lengthened If the use of such drugs In
foods were wholly discontinued. He said
he was convinced that kidney diseases, so
prevalent among Americana, Is partly the
result of constant Introduction In thev
system of such preservative substances as
benzoate of soda carrM In foods. Dis
cussing sulphur dioxide and its injurious
effects. Dr. Wiley told the committee of a
discovery Just made by him that salt solu
tion Is a perfect substitute for sulphur In
the whitening and drying of fruit. He
exhibited samples of apples dried experi
mentally by the bureau. The sulphured
fruit was not so whtte or tender as the
TO MAKK IIEVATl'HED ALCOHOL
Dr. Wiley Will Teach Farmers to
I tlllse Farua Waste.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 The house
committee on agriculture was Informed
by Dr. Wiley ot plana to teach the farm
ers of the United States to make dena
tured alcohol. Next August he proposed
to rrect a still at the bureau of chemistry
und operate it himself for two or three
months, producing denatured alcohol daily
from damaged fruit and vegetables, sub
stances such as can be bought cheaply
la the market. He has Invited the agri
cultural colleges of each state and terri
tory to send rcpresentstlves to Washing
ton to observe his still and master the
process of distillation. "The law per
mitting the free distillation of dennured
alcohol," said Dr. Wiley, "lias not bene
fited the farmers of the country ut all,
for they do not know how to build a otlll
or run one. I propose to teach them
through the agricultural colleges if they
want to learn. Denatured alcohol Is an
excellent fuel and makus a fine light.
As It can be manufactured from farm
waste, the farmsra ought to avail them
selves of the new law permitting it to
be mada without imposition of a revenue
Severe Kplderalo of Measles.
PITTSBURG, Jan. 4. Four public
schools are about to be) closed because of
the epidemic of measles. Already this
mouth, 1. ii.il cases of measles have burn
inortd la th cousuildutiMi i'
DR. LOPEZ MAKES HIS ESCAPE
Leader of Plot to Blow I n Minister
of Portnaal Spirited
LONDON. Jan. 24. A dispatch has ben
received here from Lisbon saying that Dr.
Farmano Lepra, . who was connected with
the recent conspiracy to blow up Premier
Franco with a bomb, made a daring escape
today from the San Julia prison, a strong
fortress at the mouth of the Tagus river.
' Because of the high social position of
Dr. Lopes permission was given a party of
his friends to visit him In prison. This
party went to the fortress In a motor car.
As the automobile drew up In front of tho
prison a terrific explosion was heard. The
commander of the prison, lifter a brief
investigation, ordered that tho party bo
detained and guards were placed around
tho fortress. A further Examination was
then made, but no explanation of the ex
plosion could be found. The visitors were
then allowed to depart In their motor car.
It was leamexl later that during tho con
fusion following the explosion someone had
tossed keys to Dr. Lopei through the grat
ing of the window to his cell. With these
lie unlocked the door and joined his friends,
lie Is supposed to have gone away In the
motor car disguised with heavy-rimmed
motor glasses and a big coat.
The entire staff of the fortress. Including
the commander, has been arrested on sus
picion of accepting a bribe to permit the
escape of the prisoner and a reward has
been offered for the rearrest of Dr. Lopes.
EXPLODES BOMB WHERE FOUND
Governor General of Odessa Adopts
Novel Measure for Suppres
sion of Crime.
ODESSA, Jan. 24. General Tomalycheff,
who has been made governor general of
Odessa In succession to-General Bouffal,
has Inaugurated his regime with a deter
mination tb fight the ' revolutionists of
Odessa with energy. The police yesterday
discovered a bomb In a public tearoom.
The place was cleared and closed, the
bomb left where It was and the new
governor general notified. He gave orders
that the bomb bo exploded where it was
found. This was done, with the result that
the Irouse where the tearoom was located
was totally destroyed.
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 24. The prefect
of St. Petersburg today suspended the
Tovarlsh and the Sevodnia. two news
papers of wide circulation published here,
on the ground that they were following a
subversive course and preaching revolution.
The Tovarlsh was the organ of a group
of socialists. It was established In 1904.
The suspension of Sevodnia leaves St.
Petersburg with . but a single afternoon
newspaper. On December 16 all the editors
of the Sevodnia were taken Into custody
on tho supposition that the members of
the staff of the paper were Implicated
In the terrorists' machinates against
Premier Stolypin and other high officials
on the terrorist death list. They were re
MISSING PASSENGERS SAVED
Norm ear la a Steamer "oara Picked Up
Boat of the Amiterdam
HOOK OF HOLLAND "Jan. tl.-All the
missing passengers, and crew from- the
steamer Amsterdam were brought 'In here
safely at noon today. The" steamer Am
sterdam collided Tuesday night with the
steamer Axminster and sustained serious
damage. Its crew and passengers left It
In small boats and all excepting one, which
carried twenty-eight people, were quickly
picked up. The latter were taken aboard
the Norwegian steamer Songa an hour
after they left the Amsterdam. The fog
prevented tho. Songa from landing and the
rescued were on board the Songa for two
days and a half.
ENGINE DASHES THROUGH MOB
Throttle Opened to fare l.lfe of Kn.
Riueer, Whlrh Waa Threat
ened. BAKU, Trsnscausasla, Jan. 24. In conse
quence of the accidental killing of some
laborers by a locomotive at a suburban
station ot tho railroad here today a mob
of comrades of tho victims surrounded the
engine and attempted to lynch tho en
gineer. To escape the fury of the excited
workmen the engineer opened tho throttle
of the locomotive and dashed through the
crowd, killing six men and wounding many
REBELS GET PORT DE PAIX
Progress Made In llaytl by Revolu
tionists Charles Mlat He
moved from timer.
PORT AT rjtlNCE, llaytl, Jan. 2I.-The
revolutionists have taken possession of the
town of Port Do Paix, thirty-five miles
west of Cape Haiticn.
An English and a French cruiser are ex
pected on the coast shortly. They will give
protection to British and French interests.
Cliarles Mlot, tho American consular
agent at St. Marie, has been removed from
office because of his complicity with the
rebels. Mlot is a Haiticn.
WARSHIPS TO GREET FLOTILLA
Argentina Heads Vessels to Welcome
Boats on Way to Bue
MONTEVIDEO, Jan. 21.-Five Argentina
warships psaxed here today on their way
to meet the American torpedo boat flotilla
off Maldonada and escort them to Buenos
SCHOONER FOUND ASHORE
Three-Malted Vessel Hnaa Aground In
Storm In Block Rock
HULL, Mass., Jan. 24. A vessel believed
to bo a three-masted schooner was discov
ered ashore in Black Hock channel on the
Lowell Island side and opposite Bug Light
In the lower harbor shortly after 2 o'clock
this afternoon. The weather is very thick
and It is not known how long the vessel
has b.-en In Its present position.
Captain Sparrow of the Ktony Beacli life
savlrtg station telegraphed to Boston for
help, saying that his crew could not get
out to the vessel. In response to the mes
sage a tug was dlxpatched to the scene.
TURN ABOUT AJ THEIR WORK
Motormen of Pittsburg: Lay OS Two
Pays m Week to Help l a.
PITTSBURG, Jan. 24. In an r-rfnrt to
give work to the unemployed the Pittsburg
Railway company adopted a new rule today
providing that ail regular motormen and
conductors shall lay off two days a wetk
In order to help, hundred of idle man.
KEIsBY IS GENERAL SOLICITOR
Official Confirmation by J. W. Blythe
of The Bee Announcement.
MANDERS05. CONSULTING COUNSEL
Advancement of Mr. Kelby Gives
Satisfaction to Ills Numerous
Friends, Some of Whom
The retirement ' of General Charles F.
Manderson and the appointment of James
H. Kelby as general solicitor of the Bur
lington In the western territory of which
readera of The Beo learned yesterday
morning was confirmed this afternoon by
a press dispatch from Chicago, quoting J.
W. Blythe, general counsel of the Chlcsgo.
Burlington & Qulncy aa making the official
announcement. General Manderson, as
was stated yesterday, will not sever entire
connection with the company, but will re
main in the capacity of consulting coun
sel. In Omaha It Is announced that the re
organization of the legal department con
templates the absorption of the attorney
ship held by Charles O. Whedonof Lin
coln and the extension of the legal author
ity In Chicago to Include some outside mat
ters heretofore vested In the western de
partment. When The Bee published the report some
weeks ago to the effect that tills change
was contemplated In the legal official
family of the Burlington some Lincoln
sources sprang the rumor that Whedon
would be the successor of General Mander
son, but better Informed persons held to
the belief that Kelby would get the place.
Kelby's Intimate association with General
Manderson had given hini a detailed
knowledge and grasp of the business of
the department not possessed by another
man In the service. Mr. Kelby had been
officially assistant general solicitor.
No One Else Thonsht Of.
Of late years, since General Manderson's
health had broken, the chief functions of
the office devolved upon Mr. Kelby and
he had discharged them. It Is understood,
with such complete satisfaction to his
superiors, that when the matter of General
Manderson's retirement came up no one
else beside Mr. Kelby was even considered
by the appointive powers as general solici
tor. Mr. Kelby's appointment, when It became
known yesterday morning, was the source
of general satisfaction to Mr. Kelby's
numerous friends and when the confirma
tion of the news came In the official an
nouncement from Chicago many telegrams
of congratulation were at once addressed
to Mr. Kelby In Chicago.
The news of General Manderson's retire
ment came sa no special surprise to his
friends who have been concerned for his
physical welfare of late. His advancing
years have more tharronce suggested the
advisability of seeking relief from the oner
ous duties of his official position.
Both General Manderson and Mr. Kelby
are expected homo from Chicago, where
they went Thursday In response to word
from-Mr. "Blythe, soinrtlmo today.
SKELETON FOUND ON PLAINS
Mystery of Disappearance of John M.
Burgess Thonaht to Be
DEADWOOD. S. I.. Jan. 24. Through
the finding of a skeleton on the plains
northwest of Edmonton. AUiorta province.
It Is believed that the mystery of the dis
appearance of John M. Burgess, a Spear
fish plomer. Is solved. Burgess left here
lait summer to establish a Canadian bank
at Edmonton. Three months nc;o he wrote
that he was leaving on a I'.ni horseback
ride and he has never since ,hcen heard
from. Tlio skeleton was picked clean by
wolves and was found on the trull Burgess
took. Near the remains were an empty
rifle and five wolf carcusMos. Indicating
the struggle for life. ,
MK.ADE COIWTV MAX WANTED
Property Is Attached While He la
Gone on Visit.
8TURGI8, S. D., Jan. !4.A-(Spcclal Tele
gram.) -Sheriff Str-wart of Mcado county
Is busy looking up the wherealioutk of
James McGurr, a well-known, prosperous
saw mill man woh for years past operated
his plant In tage Barn canon near Pied
mont. Tho matter of looking him up arose
when an employe started suit to collect
wages claimed due him und has levied on
property belonging to McGarr, who has
been missing since December 10. The
sheriff Is anxious to locate him so he may
be notified of the suit and given a chance
to return and defend it. It Is thought ho
has gone to Minneapolis to visit a brother,
whose addrcs Is not known here.
MITCHELL DENIES ALL RUMORS
Says He Has No Intention of Accept
ing Position from Gov
ernment. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 21. The con
vention of the United Mine Workers of
America adjourned at noon until tomorrow.
None of the committees was ready to report.
President Mitchell, concerning rumors pub
lished here that he probably would become
the head of a national bureau of mines,
announced that lie had not accepted a
government position, none had been offered
to him and to the best of his knowledge
he never would, accept a government posi
tion. It Is stated that there Is a movement
offord to create a national advisory board
of the miners' organization of which Mr.
Mitchell would be the head. There will be
opposition in the ranks of the miners.
The resolutions committe Is flooded with
resolutions proposing a per capita tax for
Mltchel for fifty cents and a dollar. This
would raist a fund of from IIVi.UiO to 10.-
tK. It la believed he would not accept It.
STEAMER ASHORE IN SOUND
John Starln Misses Light and Is
Beached at Wlllrls Point,
' Near New Vork.
NEW Y'ORK. Jan. 24. The steamer John
Starln of the Starln line, plying between
Ne,w York and New Haven, went ashore at
Willets Point while entering tho East river
this morning en route from New Haven to
this city. At the New York office It was
not known whether It carried any pas
sengers last night.
The pilot of the steamer was unable to
locate the light on Throgg's Net k at the
entrance of' the East river In ths storm.
It drlfUd Into a bay butween Willefs
Point and Whtleslone and finally grounded
very close to the shore. The tide was un
usually heavy and when It receded it lft
the steamer so high and dry that the six
oaaserufera abroad walked, author.
COMPANY GETS MANY 'FAVORS
Testimony In Standard Cane Heveals
FrelRht Paid Less Than
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24.-In laying the
foundation of Its case against the Standard
Oil company In the suit for the annullment
of the company's charter, the government
continued today the examination of
E. Dana Durand. deputy commissioner of
i-orporatlons before the stated examiner.
Judge Franklin Ferris.
Mr. Durand testified today In tho course
of an Identification of certain official
tariffs or the Chicago Eastern Illinois
railroad that while tho shipments of oil
were way billed at 11 cents per hundred, a
part of the shipments were carriexl at
cents per hundred and the balance at 6
cents per hundred.
Mr. Durand explained that tho vouchers
ot the railroad which he exhibited, showed
that tho amount actually paid by the
Standard Oil conipany for such shipments
as he referred to, was less than the rate
fixed in the official tariffs filed with the
Mr. Durand testified that Athens. Blue
Ttidge, Columbus and Elberton. in Georgia;
Humboldt, Spningflcld and McKenzle, in
Tedn,essec. and Eufaula, in Alababma, took
the rate of 6 cents per hundred pounds on
oil from Whiting, Ind., although the regu
lar tariff rato was 11 cents.
Mr. Durand said that in nearly every In
stance the-ctunl rate paid by the Standard
was less than the rates fixed by tariffs of
the Chicago and Eastern Illinois road.
The witness submitted a copy of an ac
count between tho Chicago & Eastern Illi
nois railroad and the Standard Oil company
for oil shipped from Whiting to Evansville,
Ind., between February 1 and IS. 1905. This
account showed a collection from the
Standard of cents per hundred, while
the waybills Indicated A rate of 11 cents
"We think the waybills showed a rate of
8'i cents," Insisted Attorney Rosenthal.
"I made the examination of these records
myself," said Mr. Durand. "and cannot be
CHANGE IN WAR ASSIGNMENTS
General Wood Goes to New Vork and
Shakeup Will Brtn
tvr to Omaha
WASHINGTON. Jan. 14.-Incldent to the
relingulshment by Major General Ixonard
Wood of the command of the Philippine
division, a series of orders were .Issued
from the War department today making
the necessary changes - In the subordinate
commands. Orders already have been
promulgated, placing' General j Wood In
command of the Department of the East,
with headquarters at Governors Island,
after a six months' leave of absence, most
of which will be spent Irt Europe on his
way home from they Philippines. On being
relieved of oommand of Governors Island,
General Grunt will relieve General Carter
o fthe command of the Department oj the
Ijikos. with headquarters at Chicago and
General Carter will take command of the
Department of Missqurl, with headquarters
at Omaha. Two new brigadier generals to
be appointed by the 27th Inst., are expected
to provide the material for filling the re
maining vacant department commands.
As already announced Major John F,
' Weaken, at present In ommad ,t the lie
partment of Luxon, will succeed General'
Wood In command1 of the Philippine dlvl-
i slon. General Weston will be succeeded
In ootrimand of the Department of Luzon
by General Albert I.. Mills, at present In
cor-mund of the Department of Vizayas,
who will be succeeded In turn at Hollo by
General Charles L. Hoges, now in command
of the post at Joo.
BIG TIME' FOR STATE PRESS
Lincoln Meeting-, Says Richmond,
Will Be the Prise
Henry C, Ulicliinond of Fremont, president
of the Nebraska Press association, was in
Omaha Friday. Ho is enthusiastic over the
coming meeting of the uHsoclation, ' in Lin
coln, February 24.
"We, expect to have tho biggest time on
record In tho history of the association,"
ho said. It is the thirty-sixth annual meet
ing. "There will he some famous men of the
newspuper; world there, including Ed llowe,
editor of the Atchison Globe, the most widely
quoted newspaper In the world. He will
deliver his lecture on 'Dally Notes of a Trip
Around the World." William J. Bryan will
dellveran address ?nd thero will be many
other newspaper men on tho program.
"A complimentary banquet to bo given
by the Lincoln Commercial club Tuesday
night und a reception and ball by tiie Lin
coln Typographical uiliiMi Wednesday night
ure uriiong tho events of the meeting."
BOYCOTT COST MUCH TRADE
Testimony at New Vork lletrnla
Kilint ot Action of Labor
NEW YORK, Jan. 21. A boycott placed
agaiqst the brands of tobacco manufactured
by tho Day and Night Tobacco compuny
in February, 1907, by the labor unions re
sulted in the conipany losing 75 per cent
of Its business, according to Walter G.
Friedlunder, president of the company.
Mr. Friedlunder mado this statement today
while testifying in the hearing on tho gov
ernment's suit against the American To
bacco company for alleged violation of the
Sherman anti-trust law. At the conclu
sion of his testimony the hearing was ad
journed until February M.
REDUCTION F0R HOMESTEAD
Orders ."aid to Have Bern Received
for Cut of Ten to Thirty
PITTSBURG, Jan. 24.-Rumore circulated
In HomeBtead today are to the effect that
orders have been received from New York
that a wage reduction of from 10 to SO per
cent, affecting the entire Homestead steel
works, is scheduled for February 1.
MANCHESTER, Jan. 4.-There will be
no lockout of the Manchester cotton opera
tives. Iengthy negotiations between the
cotton mill workers and their employers
resulted In the capitulation of the workers
FIGHTING YET CVER PRIMARY
Ohio Republicans H t til Unconvinced
of Legality of Method to
LIMA. O., Jan. 24.--Prosecutor Benjandn
Welty of Allen county today filed an ac
tion to restrain the Board of Elections from
spending county moneys for the republican
state prlmaj-ies. Mr. Welty raised ten con
stitutional points, as well as alleg.-d viola
tions of the fourteenth amendment of the
United States constitution. He says he will
tske his caso through the state courts and
i on to Ute highest tribun i tif tho nation.
FOUR FOR HAMMOND
Fremont Man Has the Inside Track
for Collector of Internal Revenue.
VOTE IS SCHEDULED FOR TODAY
If Taken According- to Program Edi
tor Practically Assured of Place.
SUGGESTION OF POSTPONEMENT
In that Event There ii No Telling
What Mi.ht Be the Result
CHANCE FOR WIDOWS' PENSIONS
Congressman N orris Believes Measure
Will l'nss This Session Granting
One to All Regardless of Any'
(Ftom a 8laff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Jan. 24.-(8peclal Tele
gram.) Unless there Is a postponement ef
the vote on the collectorshlp by the Ne
braska delegation, which meets tomorrow
at 3 o'clock In Congressman Boyd's room,
Ross K Hammond of Fremont will be se
lected to succeed Elmer H. Stephenson. Thrt
change In temper of the delegation has been
largely brought about by tho presence of
Mr. Hammond In the city. Mr. Hammond
has been making aa personal canvass of the
delegation and has really assuihed charge
of his campaign. Senator Burkelt having
gone to New York yesterday and will not
return until tomorrow morning.
Mr. Hammond, in talking over his candi
dacy, said that his labors for nearly thirty
years In behalf of the republican parly of
Nebraska ought to assure him his selection;
that he had taken occasion to ascertain the
wishes of leading republicans of the state
regarding his candidacy and that HO per
cent of them were In favor of Ills appoint
ment. He said ho came to Washington not
for the purpose of badgering the delegation,
but to see to It that the personal friendship
between the senators should not be ln-oken
by reason of his desire to secure tho in
ternal revenue collectorshlp. As to the
outcome of the ballot tomorrow, Mr. Ham
mond would not state, but the representa
tive from the Third district, Judge Boyd,
stated the position for him when he auth
orised the prediction that Hammond would
receive a majority of the votes of the dele
View of One Congressmen.
A member of the Nebraska delegation
who has been regarded as against Ham
mond said today: "If Hammond is selected
tomorrow It will be In- spot of Buvkett's
support of the Frumont editor." He depre
cated that papers throughout the state had
taken the position that there was a fight
between Brown and Burkett over the col
lectorshlp and that It ought to have been
considered a contest between two men,
Rose and Hammond, cither of whom were
entirely capable end well fitted for the
position, but that Hammond had been
longer In the service ef the nsrly than Mr.
Rose, and that wan the only cirldera
Uqn which would guide the delegation In
its' deliberations tomorrow.
"Tonight it looks like Hammond, because
he has three vrtea eel-tain and the fourth
vote in sight. After an extremely careful
canvass The Bee correspondent has ascer
tained that Representative Hlnshaw apd
Norrls will 'vote for the Fremont man to
morrow In conjunction with Senator Bur
kett and Representative Boyd, which will
give him the necessary msjorlty and the'
endorsement of the delegation. Brown,"
Pollard and Kinkald Will vote for Rose.
This is the situation tonight, but there
te somo objection to giving Ilunnnond the i
endorsement while he is on the ground
upon tho theory that It will look to thn
public at large as If he had whlpied th
men into line by his personal efforts and
adjournment may be taken for a week, or
as has been suggested. Pr. F. J". Marsh of
Seward, may be brought out AS a candi
date, In which event Congressman llin
shaw might find it extremely eiivbarrBSj'Ing
to vote for Mr. Hammond as now seems
more than likely he will do.
Senator Brown reullres the danger of
Mr. Rose's defeat and he will do every
thing lie can to bring about the selection
of his friend, but unless a postponement
of the vote can be had Hammond's e'ectloa
seems a forgone conclusion.
Mr. Hammond was guest today at lunch
eon of Representatives Hlnshaw and Boyd,
and later went to Fort Meyer to witness
the riding of1 squads of the Thirteenth
I'ruH -ievt f '. r Witl"' Pcimloais,
C ngr. sa an No lis. wu Is onu of
tn,., ii,' A " planting
pellHIOHH to wluOV.M Ul Mihl.llS of I iltt W,'
with Mexico and the civil war, said today
uftir .1 conference w hli I lie coinmiseioiu.r
of pensions, Ids deputies und the law offi
cer of the department that the prospects
for a general widows' pension bill were ex
ceedingly bright. He did not say Mint ilia
bill wauld be tukili by the committee of
'Invalid pensions for report, but he belle vtU
such ' legislation would be enacted during
tho present session of congress, and if
neccsfeary o committee bill would be re
ported which would provide for the widows
of soldiers, and that the law as now Inter
preted, namely, that her husband's diatli
was the result of ids army service, would
be repealed. He said he had no pride of
authorship rtgurdlng the legislation de
bired, his only aim being to help put on
the statute books a measure which would
give tho widow of a Boldler the pension
which was her Just, due.
Minor Matters at Capital,
Paul ICwing of Lincoln, Neb., has be
appointed editorial clerk In the census of
fice. Rural free delivery routes ordered es
tablished April 1: Nebraska, Blratton,
Hitchcock county, route 1; population, W0;
families, ninety. Iowa, Gult. Wright
county, route I; population, aou; families,
sixty-lour. Oskaloosa. Mahaska county,
route 4; population. 4o0; families, eighty
six. Wulistock, Wright county, route i;
population, 3; families, sixty-four.
Postmasters appointed: Iowa, Pioneer,
Humboldt lotiiuy, Jens C. Jensen, vice 11.
M. Grelner. resigned. South Dakota. Hyde,'
J. rald county, I W. Creldh r. vliu It. J.
REITMAN ASKS JURY TRIAL
Leader of Unemployed Arraigned la
Police Court on Charge .of
CHICAGO, Jan. 21.-Or. Benjamin K
Reltman, who led tho murch of the "unem
ployed" yesterday a.nd i errested after
a fight with the police, was arraigned In
the Harrison street police cqurt today on
charges of disorderly conduct and Inciting
a riot. He demanded a jury trial and tun
case waa ooutljiubd until Jv