Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, October 05, 1899, Image 5

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Army Offloer Long; Tim Ace Con
victed of Stealing; Nearly 92,000,
OOO I at Last Jailed.
New Yor.k Oct. 2. Acting upon the
uvice 01 Attorney ueneral Griggs
President McKlnley baa formally ap-'
proved the sentence of the court-martial
which tried Captain Oberlln M.
Carter, corps of engineer. United
State army, and that officer m ar
rested In thla city Saturday morning;
anu is now connnea In Castle- William,
Governor Island, awaiting; transporta
tion to the military penitentiary In
Fort Leavenworth, Kas.
Captain Carter was convicted of con
spiracy, with others, by which the gov
ernment was defrauded of 11,700,000,
while he was In charge of harbor Im
provements In Savannah, O. This
ends the military proceedings In what
Is regarded as the most remarkable
criminal case In which an American
officer has been Involved in time of
It Is the blasting of Carter's hopes
for acquittal and restoration to the high
place he held In the confidence) of his
fellow officers, the prominent men w ho
have vainly tried to prove his Inno
cence and the world at large. It is the
vindication of Captain Cassiug E. Gil
lette, the engineer officer who relieved
Carter at Savannah and Cumberland
Sound, who discovered the .'rami 3 and
notwithstanding the tremendous pres
sure exercised upon him . brought the
facts to the attention of Brigadier Gen
eral Wilson, chief of engineers.
Ths verdict et the Court was aa fol
lows: , ...
"And the court does therefore len
ience the accused, Captain Oberlln M.
Carter, corps of engines, United
States army, to be dismissed from the
service of the United Stated, to suffer
a fine of 15,000, to be confined at hard
labor at such place as the prop;r au
thority may direct for five years, and
- the crime, punishment, nam and place
of abode of the accused to ba published
In the newspapers In and abjtit the
station and the state from which the
accused came, or where he usually re
sides." Charges were preferred against Cap
tain Carter by General John M. W'l
son, chief of engineers, December SI,
197. Thepe charges were made after
the Investigation by a board of engi
neers of the river and harbor works at
Savannah. On., and other points In that
district, which had been under the su
pervision of Captain Carter. The
charges mainly consisted of a declara.
tlon that Carter had entered Into a
ronsplracy with other persons to dp
fraud the United States. It vas al
leged In the charges that Carter and
certain parties had defrruide.1 the
United States of from $1,400. 000 to $2.
mono. The trial of the charges by 3 court
martial, over which General Otis, now
commanding In the Philippines, j re
sided, lasted several months. The judge
advocate of the court was Colonel
Thomas F. Barr, and the court Itself
consisted of officers In nearly every
branch of the service and of his?h rank.
The trial resulted In the verdict nnd
sentence which was approved. The
cam has attained widespread notoriety
on account of the financial and nodal
. connections of Captain Carter. No such
consideration and such amount of time
has ever been given previously In a
Appended to the orders Is the follow
ing: "By direction of the Teeretary it
war. Captain Oberlln M. Carter, corps
of engineers, United States army,
ceases to be an officer of the army from
this date, and the United States per,!,
tentlary. Fort Leavenworth. Kas., Is
designated as the place of his confine
ment, where he will be snt by the
commanding general, department of
the east, under proper guard.
"By command of Major General
Miles. H. C. COR BIN,
"Adjutant General. '
Among others who have supported
' Carter from the beginning of bis trou
ble are Senators Piatt and Depew of
New York, Hanna of Ohio, Quay of
Pennsylvania and Sewell of N?w Jer
sey. He was also supported by Former
Senator Smith of New Jersey and all
the powerful Influences Messrs. Gay
nor and Green were able to bring to
bear. Wayne MacVeagh was not only
his principal attorney, but his warm
friend. Mr. MacVeagh left no stone un
turned In his efforts to clear his cllpnt.
and he will decide upon and carry out
whatever policy may be adopted in
further efforts to obtain Carter's re
lease. Full details of how the Infiii-mce of
Captain Carter's friends nas been
brought to bear on the president and
his advisers will probably nev-;r be
Concern which Preys Upon Schools
Seeks to Fly to Federal Court.
Omaha. Oct. 3. Another of the great
corporations, against wlilch Attorney
General Smyth Is proceeding under the
anti-trust law of 187, has come Into the
district court with Its answer. The
American School Furniture company
admits that it Is a corporation organized
under the laws of New Jersey, but de
nies all the other things alleged In re
gard to It. Specifically, It denies that
it is doing business in Nebraska with
out permission and contrary to the
laws of the state, or that It has entered
Into any sort of a combination with the
other parties to the suit, firms engaged
In the same business. It denies thHt
It has set aside $500,000 as a fund with
which to kill opposition and declares
that it Is not associated with other
firms with the purpose of decreasing
the manufacture of school furniture
and raising the prices.
The company asserts that the state
cannot ask for an Injunction prevent
ing It from doing business In the state
until it has been convicted of the mis
demeanor mentioned In the anti-trust
law, namely, doing business contrary
to the provisions of that same statute.
No complaint has ever been filed, the
answer says, nor any Indictment ever
returned against It.
The answer then attacks the consti
tutionality of the law upon the follow
ing grounds:
That It permits the state to deprive
persons of property without due process
of law and authorizes unreasonable
seizures' of persons and property; that
It compels persons accused In criminal
cases to give evidence against them
selves: that Its operation would Injure
defendants and leave them no remedy;
that It Is an eg post facto law and Im
pairs the obligations of contracts; that
Its title) doss not mention all the sub
jects the law treats of; that It seeks
to control and regulate and even to
Intarfsm with Interstate commerce,
contrary to the United States constltu-
England' Speculators Have Faith
In Our Secretary of the Treasury.
London, Oct I. The prospect of
stringency In the money market occu
pies serious attention In financial cir
cles. There has been an Immense
drain of gold to South Africa since the
crisis. Altogether from London and
Australia about 5,000,000 have been
drawn, while It la Impossible to ade
quately gauge the future requirements
in the same direction. This, together
with American competition for gold
and the need of gold to move the crops
in Egypt and South America, makes
promise of a greater stringency than
has been experienced for years past.
The Statist comments on the serious
prospect, especially with reference to
America, and says: "Some means may
perhaps be found whereby the United
States government may make excep
tional disbursement from the treasury,
although it is difficult to forsee how It
will be done. Were the stringency of
the American money market removed.
one of the most Important factors
pointing to high rates would disappear.
Fortunately, the secretary of the Amer
ican treasury Is a banker of experience
and ability. He has alrpariv irivn evi
dence of his desire to assist the bank
ers and may, therefore, if necessity de-
iimnus, nna some rurther means of re
lieving the market and reducing the
pressure upon London."
Severe Storm In India.
Calcutta. (Special.) The ereat Unrm
of Sunday and Monday, which caused
destructive landslides and floods, rath.
ered at the head of the bay of Calcutta
ana men moved north, giving heavy
rain In Calcutta, Dlnajpur, Kangpur
and Jalpalgurl. Its greatest fury was
felt at Darjeeilng. Simultaneous! v an
other storm gathered at Rangpur and
passea westward from Purnea to Mon
The usual weekly reports have not
been received by the government and
there is reason to fear that the district
named is flooded and communication
Interrupted. It is estimated that be
tween Darjeeilng and Kurseong alone
300 persons have lost their HveB. The
line between Darjeeilng and Sonada
will be blocked probably for two
months. A number of bodies have been
recovered on the Happy Hollow estate
The soldiers of the Munster regiment
and natlveB are searching for bodies
and clearing the roads.
It Is reported that the Teesta suspen
sion bridge has been broken away by
tne noofis and that Kallmpong is there
fore cut off from communication. The
storm appears to have extended all
over the northern portion of Bengal.
At Sillgurl a nqmber of wooden huts
ana the plague camp were destroyed.
The subsidence of the hillside at Dar-
Jeellng continues and Is causing alarm.
as It threatens to destroy the whole
How It Benefits Labor.
Washington, IX C (Special.) The In.
dustrlul commission listened to a state
ment concerning the operations of the
Tobacco Workers' International union
from Mr. EX C, Kvans of Louisville,
Ky founder of the order, and Its sec
retary and treasurer. He said that
about 80 per cent of the tobacco man
ufactured In the United States was pro
duced by two combines known as the
American and Continental Tobacco
eompanles.and he expressed the opinion
that such combinations were not benefi
cial to labor. He cited one instance In
which three manufactories had been
absorbed by the American company,
resulting In throwing 600 and 600 em
ployes out of work, in another ease the
wages had been reduced from $2.50 to
$1.25 per day after consolidation. Mr.
Evans said that women stood on the
same footing as men In the union, vot
ing and holding office and drawing the
same wages. He considered the Indif
ference of the negro to regular hours
or to a systematic scale of wages as
the greatest obstacle in the way of or
ganization In the southern states. The
commission will not meet again to tak
testimony until October 5.
Complaln of the Americans.
London. (Special.) The Times prlnta
a dispatch from Cork, which says ther
Is much Indignation among the fisher
men and exporters on the south and
west coasts of Ireland at the appear
ance of American fishing boats, "which
compete unfairly with the local men."
The dispatch adds:
"A few years ago cured mackerel
were exported to the United States, af
fording remunerative employment at a
period when employment was most
scarce. The McKlnley tariff killed the
trade, and the appearance this season
of American flshboats, which are enp
turing autumn mackerel In large num
bers, has, therefore, caused great Irri
tation among the local fishermen, who
complain that the new arrivals are tak
ing their old trade. The Americans,
moreover, use small mesh nets, which
scoop up Immature fish. These nets,
and sling nets even, are prohibited In
American waters. It is feared mor
boats will come next year."
Standard Oil Answers.
Columbus, O.. Oct. 3. The Standard
Oil company filed Its brief In the con
tempt case now pending In the supremo
court. It claims that In pursuance of
the order of the court entered March
2, 1RD2, It had a meeting of Its stock
holders and that a large number of In
dividuals surrendered their trust cer
tificates In exchange for stock In the
defendant compuny, those who have not
done so being excluded from the man
agement of the corporation and no div
idends have been paid them. The de
fendant stockholders are not partl-'S
to any trust agreeement, nor have they
become such since the decree of the
The rlKht of the stockholders as In
dividuals to hold stock In other compa
nies Is Insisted upon and the Standard
company demands to be treated In the
hearing of the contempt case as If there
were no other companies engaged in
the oil business.
Hanna WHI Not Quit.
Columbus, O. (Special.) Senator
Hanna denies with characteristic em
phasis the report that he will resign
the chairmanship of the national re
publican committee. He said:
"I cannot Imagine what has given
rise to such a report, unless It Is my
physical condition, reports of which
have been exagKcratcd.
"It Is necessary to the perpetuation
of the present glorious reign of the re
publican party that President McKln
ley be Indorsed In Ohio this fall and
returned to the white house next year.
I expect to participate actively In the
former endorsement, and I do not an
ticipate that I shall be asked to stand
aside In the latter. I know of no dis
position on the part of the republicans
to ssk me to do so. We are closer to
gether today than ever."
After a Short Enoounter In Which
Five Americana are Killed the
Filipinos Retreat.
Manila. (Special.) General MacAr
thur entered Porac after half an hour's
fighting. The American loss waa slight
and the insurgent loss is not known.
The army fled northwardly. When the
Americans entered the town they found
it practically deserted.
The attacking party moved on Porac
in two columns. The Ninth infantry,
with two guns from Santa Rita, was
commanded by General Wheeler, and
the Thirty-sixth infantry, under Colonel
Bell, with one gun, accompanied Gen
era MacArthur from San Antonio. Both
columns struck the town at o'clock
and opened a brisk fire, which was re
plied to by the enemy for half an hour.
Then the insurgents fled and the Amer
icans marched over their trenches and
took possession of the place. Just be
fore the fight Smith's command, at An
geles, made a demonstration by firing
artillery up the railroad track.
Llscum reported one casualty and
Bell reported four men of his regiment
wounded. The artillery did not have
any men injured.
The movement was a strategical suc
cess and resulted in the possession of
Porac and the clearing of several miles
of country thereabout. The columns,
one from Santa Rita and the other from
San Antonio, united before Porac, ac
cording to program, stretching around
the place for some miles.
The Insurgents are estimated to have
numbered 600 men. Ten dead Filipinos
were found and the captain and com
missary of Mascarno's command were
taken prisoners. The American loss is
five killed, but there were many pros
trations from the heat.
The Englishmen from the Insurgent
lines report that the Filipinos at Bam
bam have 7,000 new Japanese rifles.
The insurgents recently entrenched
and garrisoned the town of Paeto, on
Laguna de Bay, in the province of La
gun a. Subsequently Captain Larsen,
commanding the gunboat Napldan,
landed for a conference with the citi
zens. As he was proceeding up the
main street of the town with a squad
he was received with a volley from a
hidden trench. The party retreated to
their boat under cover of the buildings
and regained their vessel. The Napidun
then bombarded the trench for an hour,
completely destroying it.
Are Released By Filipinos Say
They Were Royally Treated.
Manila, Oct. 3. The Filipino peace
commission, which arrived at tha
American lines Saturday morning,
brought a request from Aguinaldo that
he be permlted to send a representative
of his government to negotiate peace.
General Otis refused the request. There
will be another conference.
Manila, Sept. 30.-5:15 p. m. This has
been an eventful day with the northern
outposts of the American army at An
geles. Early this morning the Filipino
peace commission arrived. The Amer
lean prisoners followed, then a commls
slon of three Spaniards to negotiate for
the release of the Spanish prisoners,
departed up the railroad with a retinue
of servants and buffalo carts carrying
their baggage.
The American prisoners are Corpora
Otto Scheu and Privates Albert Ku
beck. Otto Wagner and Peter Rilllnga
all of the Third Infantry, captured near
Flalinag, July 28: Joseph Macidralh
James Boyle, William Miller, John
Crlnshaw, Thomas Daly and Ell Drew
of the Sixteenth Infantry, captured at
Caloocan. August ; Paul Splllano
and LoulH Ford of the Fourth Infantry
Charles Wllander, a discharged Third
artlllleryrr.an, captured by bandits?
while boating near Malabon, and
George Graham, colored, an orderly of
the Sixteenth Infantry, who was put
off a train near Malolos and imme
diately captured by the Insurgents
A party of correspondents and pho
tographers waited in the trenches of
the American outpost beyond the
wrecked bridge across the river sep
arating the two armies and at 9 o'clock
1 group came down the track waving
handkerchiefs on a bamboo and halted
before the bridge. A bugle then sounded
the "attention" and Major Shils of
General Whoaton's staff and five sol
diers, with a raised handkerchief
picked their way across the bridge.
The Filipinos Introduced themselves--
General Alejandrlno, a slender, brlght-
ooklng young man of 32, a veteran of
the rebellion against Spain; Lieutenant
Colonel Ortno and Major Ortes, the lat
ter of German blood and speaking En
glish fluently.
There soon appeared a second party
t fourteen Americans, marching be
tween files of Insurgent soldiers. They
looked the picture of health and were
dressed in new Filipino uniforms of
blue ginghams and were carrying mon
keys and other presents from their Fil
ipino friends.
Then General Wheeler, being anxious
to see the Filipinos ford the river, with
correspondent mounted behind and
one of the staff officers carrying double,
shook hands with the Filipinos and
there was a general exchange of greet
ings while the photographers plied their
trade. The file of foot Filipino sol
diers surveyed the line of stalwart
Americans, whose physique contrasted
strongly with the little brown men, who
looked too little for their guns.
General Wheeler, who had no official
connection with the Incident, returned
to General MacArthur and General
Wheaton appeared at the other end of
the bridge. The commlslsoners and
prisoners forded the river, dismounted
tnd saluted.
General MaeArthur's first Inquiry
wss for Lieutenant Gllmore's party and
General Alejandrlno replied vaguely
that they were "In the north." General
MacArthur asked If they would be re
leased and Genera) Alejandrlno said:
"I must consult with my government
before answering."
The prisoners unanimously praised
their treatment. One man said: "We
have been given the best the country
affored, fine houses or quarters, ser
vants, good food, plenty of wine and a
mop-v nlWiwnnce Arulnaldn visited
us and shook hands. Three of the boys
refused 10 Shane hands with him."
Judging from the stories of the pris
oners, they have been lionized by 'he
people. They report that live sailors,
survivors of Naval Cadet Wood's party,
arrived at Tarlac Wednesday. Though
small Importance Is attached to their
Judgment they agree In saying that the
Filipinos all say they are "tired of the
war, but will fight for Independence to
the last."
The released soldiers also say the
tdta of Independence has taken a firm
hold of the Filipinos and they threaten,
If conquered, to exterminate the Amer
icans by assassination. Aguinaldo
seemed popular among all the people
the prisoners met. The country, they
say. It full of rich orops.
Senator Harris of Kansas Gives an
Instance of It.
Washington, D. C (Special.) Sena
tor Harris of Kansas is in the city and
will remain a few days before returning
home to take an active part in the fall
The senator is In excellent health and
was welcomed heartily by his friends
about the capitol. He said to a St.
Louis Republic correspondent:
"There is great dlssatlsfectlon In the
west with the prolonged campaign and
meager results achieved by Otis in the
Philippines. The people are not a tall
lacking in patriotism, but they are
greatly disapopinted with the tedious
and inefficient, as they believe, conduct
of the war, and not at all satisfied with
the burden of taxes laid on them be
cause of it, the duration of which can
not be foreseen.
"In Kansas the trusts have been at
work, as elsewhere, and the people of
the state are becoming a unit in their
protest against this menace to legitl
mate enterprises. A good example of
the manner in which Kansas is suffer
ing from these monopolies can be seen
at Lawrence. At this place was a fac
tory which made all kinds of barbed
wire, employing 250 men. It was merged
Into the trust, controlled by men in an
other state, and closed up and its 250
employes thrown out of work. Shortly
afterwards Its products were advanced
to the consumers in Kansas and else
where, 60 per cent.
"That was not all the Injury done the
state in this Instance. The assessors
attempted to tax the Lawrence plant
on something like a fair valuation.
The trust sent on its representative to
protest and finally dismantled the
whole plant, removing the machinery
and practically wiping the Industry out
of existence at Lawrence, either for
production or taxation. Practically the
same course has been pursued in other
lines, such as oil mills and paper f ac
tor! e a
"The people are aroused on the sub
ject and they believe In spite of the re
publican orators that the present high
tariff was the main cause of this dan
gerous element in buslress. In fact,
many of the men who profited by sell
ing to the trusts are howling against
the latter In hope to gain popular sup
port. Not only are we suffering from
extortions of the trusts, but we want
the revenue lost through the high tariff.
A 10 per centum duty, instead of 59 im
posed by the Dingley law, would not
only kill the trusts, but give us an
abundant revenue.
"The people of the west are very tired
also of the exactions of the internal
revenue law, which are likely to be In
creased rather than diminished by the
course of the administration in the
Philippines. The business men who
are harassed by all kinds of stamp tax
es are specially' indignant when they
see the express and telegraph com
panies transferring to their customers
the internal revenue tax on packages,
in addition to the regular charges. Not
half a dozen men In the senate under
stood when the law was passed that
the telegraph and express companies
should escape taxation. But this In
justice may In the end secure a re
form, In the way of extending the par
cels post system. This would be of
great benefit to the people and the
conduct of the express companies will
impress upon their customers more
firmly the need of this reform."
Berlin. The United States embassy
and consulate are decorated with flags
In honor of Admiral Dewey.
Blakely, Ga. Jim Hall, colored, was
executed here by hanging. Hall com
mitted rape on a white woman in July,
Knoxvllle, Tenn. It Is announced
here that all the local companies will
make an advance of 50 cents a ton on
October 1.
London. Mrs. Langtry announces her
Intention to write her reminiscences
The idea was suggested by a friend and
warmly taken up by Mrs. Langtry, who
will deal with matters relative to the
distinguished people she has met and
also her association with the turf and
her theatrical experiences. The book,
It is expected, will be ready by Christ
Sioux Falls, S. D. The campaign for
the betterment of the moral tone of the
town begun by the Sioux Falls Minis
ters' association has borne good fruit,
and Mayor Lien has taken the Initia
tory steps toward ridding Sioux Falls
of vice by ordering gambling stopped
and notifying all saloons to comply
with the state liquor law. Questionable
characters will also be compelled to
remove from business blocks.
St. Louis, Mo. At the session of the
United States Railway Mall Service
Mutual Benefit association a number of
changes In the constitution and by
laws were adopted. The salary of the
secretary and treasurer was reduced
from $1,500 to $1,200 a year. The rec
ommendatlon of the legislation com
mlttee that a sinking fund be created
out of two annual assessments to be
made In February and August and held
for the relief of the benefit fund caused
a vigorous aeoate.
Chattanooga, Tenn. Miss Julia Mor
rison, the actress, wait indicted by the
grand Jury in the circuit court for the
murder of Frank Leiden, or Lelden
helmcr, of the "Mr. Plaster of Paris"
company, at the opera nouse in tnis
city Friday evening, September 22. The
name of George J. Antz of New Or
leans, brother-in-law of Leiden, appears
on the court papers as prosecutor. The
case Is set for hearing Tuesday, Octo
ber 3.
Denver, Colo. In the rock drilling
contest, which has been one of the
most Interesting features of the festival
of the mountains and plains, a new rec
ord for double handed drilling was
made by Roy McGllvey and Joe car
borenu of Ictor, Colo., who won first
prize. They drilled a hole tnirty-nve
and three-fifths Inches deep In solid
granite In fifteen minutes.
Lima, Peru. The Inhabitants of Can-
derave and Poclata, about 150 miles
southeast of Arequlpa, Peru, have ben
kept In almost constant alarm since
August 15 by seismic disturbances In
that district. In a territory about a
league In circumference the crust of
the earth Is sinking. At many points
there are wide cracks, and It Is feared
that the hill, on the side of which Can
derave Is situated, will collapse.
Columbus, O. It is announced that
the Manhattan Oil company has been
purchased by the Standard Oil com
pany. The Manhattan company was
the largest competitor In the Lima
field, had an immense refinery at Walk
er, this county, and controlled extensive
pipe and tank lines. The stock of the
Manhattan company was quietly pick
ed up by the Standard company, and It
was definitely announced that a ma
jority had been secured. The amount
Involved was not stated.
The Conquering Hero Finally Lands
on American Soil and Finds the
People Wild to Do Him Honor.
New York, Oct 2. The land parade
Saturday capped the climax. The city,
state and nation united In one vast
demonstration worthy of the hero of
Manila, The earth trembled beneath
the tread of 50,000 and the air was torn
with the snouts of millions. The naval
parade of Friday was a magnificent
and superb spectacle, but the wonder of
modern times was the great land pa
rade. Thousands of proud men of our
land and sea forces, militia of the states
and veterans of the civil and Spanish
American swelled the procession and
gave It dignity in size that it boasted in
sentiment. Walls of people miles, long
stretched down the line of march on
either side, a dense impregnable mass.
Seventeen aerial bombs from the top
of the Waidorf-Astoria heralded the ap
proach to the reviewing stand In Mad
ison square. Several companies of po
lice, mounted on glossy, well-trained
Worses, brought up the procession.
When the head of the column appeared
the Jackies of the Olympta, marohlng
rank on rank, with an easy rolling step,
and Souaa's bluecoated band playing
as only it can play, It was a poor Amer
ican whose heart did not beat higher.
The people did not have to give a
second glance at the man whose fea
tures have been blazoned everywhere
for weeks. He was recognized on the
Instant and the oheers and hurrahs
that had greeted the Olympia's men
seemed tame cornipared with the shout
they raised. It seemed fairly to lift
the sky. There Is no conceivable kind
of noise they did not make. Everybody
waved and cheered and nearly every
body Jumped up and down as enthu
slaslc as boys and Just about as noisy.
ine tnree admirals. Howlson, Samp
son and Philip, as they rode by with
their brilliantly accoutred staffs, were
easily recognized and) got flattering ap- j
plause, as did many of the popular offi
cers of the North Atlantic squadron.
The governors of the several ptates,
who rode in carriages, though many of
them were popular and would have re
ceived big demonstrations at any other
time, passed almost unnoticed. Both
Major General Miles and Major General
Merritt got big ovations.
But It was Rear Admiral Schley who
divided the honors with the central
figure of the day. He received a dem.
onstratlon second only to that cf
Dewey. People along the line of march
fairly rose at him. shouting their al
ready lacerated throats to the breaking
point. Hurrah for the hero of San
tlago," "There Is the man that
smashed Cervera's fleet," "Hip, hip,
hurrah for Schley," and kindred cries
came from all parts of the line.
In Unaer Fifth avenue some en
thuslastlc lady threw him a handful of
roses. They landed fairly In the car
riage. The admiral leaned forward,
picked them up and lifted them to his
lips. Instantly all the ladies in the bal
cony seemed possessed with the deflre
to have their flowers similarly honored
and he was fairly bombarded. Many of
the flowers fell Into the street only to
be caught up by the eager spectators
and carried to the carriage. Before ne
got to Madison square Admiral Schley
was up to his arms In flowers.
He will Speak Again In This State
In October.
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 3. The state com
mittee has arranged for speeches by
Mr. Bryan at the following places after
his return from Ohio: Stromaburg, Oc
tober 24, forenoon; Osceola, noon, Oc
tober 24, Schuyler, October 24, evening;
Syracuse, October 25, afternoon; Weep
ing Water, October 25, evening; Falls
City at 12:30 p. m., October 26; Pawnee
City, afternoon October 26; Humboldt,
October 26, evening; Cortland, fore
noon, October 27; Beatrice, October 27,
afternoon; Wymore, October 27, even
ing; Superior, October 28, forenoon.
After the latter a number of appoint
ments are being arranged.
Mr. Bryan, after finishing his first
tour In Nebraska at Wllber, left Sat
urday night at 10:25 for Texas. The
latter part of this week he will open
his campaign in Iowa, going thence to
Kentucky and Ohio.
Garcia Reported Weary,
Washington, D. C, Oct. 3. The war
department has received the following:
'Manila, Sept. 30. Adjutant General,
Washington: Communication dated 12th
Instant from General Garcia, command
ing all Insurgent troops in Eastern Min
danao, expresses desire to turn country
over to United States authorities and
surrender insurgent arms. OTIS."
War department officials are today
very much encouraged regarding the
situation In the Philippines as conveyed
by the official and press dispatches.
The dispatches relative to the Intended
surrender of the eastern portion of Min
danao Indicates, it Is said, the disposi
tion of the southern islands to accept
American sovereignty. These people
heretofore made offers of surrender,
but have coupled It with a provision
that the United States should relinquish
ts right If Aguinaldo should be sue
cessful In Luzon.
Furniture Firms Combine.
Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 3. A Journal
special from Oskosh, Wis., says: Rep
resentatives of eight of the largest fur
nlture concerns In the state met here
for the purpose of forming an organi
zation to advance prices. The move-
ment Is made owing to the advance
ment In raw material, which has gone
up from 10 to 35 per cent. The firms
represented are: Overbeck Furniture
company, Ceniralla; Kemmltz Furniture
ompany, Green Hay; Winnebago V ur-
nlture company, Fon du Lac; Pioneer
Furniture company, Eau Claire; H. G.
Andrae Furniture company, New Lon-
lon; Lpham Manufacturing company,
Springfield; Uanderob & Chase, Osh-
kosh; and the Oshkosh Furniture com
pany, Oshkosh. Representatives of the
national association are forming iho
LaSalle, III., Oct. 8. James Newton
and Mary Roberts of Spring Valle)
drove to La Salle and asked Rev. A
Lincoln Shute of the Methodist church
to marry them. The discovery was made
lhat the license carried by the groom
was Issued in Bureau county and tvii
not good outside its limits. The preach,
r and the couple were driven to a point
four miles west of La Salle, where the
ceremony was performed at the roadside
Colonel Vtfqualn's Reply toth Ne
braeka State Journal.
Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 23. Hon. Charles
H. Gere, Lincoln State Journal, Dear
Sir: In re. of an editorial In your Issue
of the 23rd Inst., under the caption of
"How He Raised It," you are doing a
great Injustice to Colonel Bryan, and
I beg you to publish the following:
I waa authorized to recruit company
A of the Third regiment, Nebraska vol
unteers, by Governor Holcomb. I com
menced on May It, 1898, at the Lincoln
hotel in this city, and that very day I
enlisted men enough for the company.
Mr. W. J. Bryan was the first recruit
I enlisted. A few days afterward I got
the men together for the election of
ofllcers. Mr. Bryan was elected cap
tain. But he declined. Then Charles
F. Schwarz was elected captain; George
S. Ralston, first lieutenant; and Edwin
R. Morrison second lieutenant. Sub
sequently, Mr. Bryan was appointed
colonel of the regiment, and proceeded
to Fort Omaha, for its organization. If
he has not raised and organized the
regiment, then no regiment was ever
raised or organized In the United
States by anybody.
Captain Dudley was mentioned as
colonel for an artillery regiment, but
was never mentioned as colonel of the
Third regiment, Nebraska United
States volunteers.
Mr. Bryan and myself had a talk
about this colonelcy. The fact is that
he and his friend Bride were on the
point of enlisting in the First Ne
braska. I told him that a man In his
position could not very well afford to
become a private, and gave him rea
sons therefor. He told me, "But I
know nothing about military matters."
I then told him that I would help him;
that if he who had received . 500,00
votes for commander-in-chief of the
army and navy of the United States
could afford to become a colonel, I
could afford to come down a peg or two
and become lieutenant colonel.
Colonel Bryan resigned after the
peace protocol was signed in Paris, and '
I am in a position to know why he re
signed then. We all knew at the time,
that there would be no more fighting
in Cuba; If there had been the very
slightest chance for a fight he never
would have resigned.
Colonel Bryan resigned because he
wanted the treaty of peace ratified:
that treaty was in danger, he saved It; '
and this has been acknowledged by the
leading papers of the country. He also "
went to work while in Washington te '
get those men who had enlisted for two
years sent home, as the war with Spain
was over. He again succeeded, and a '
bill for a new army of occupation be
came a law; and thus instead of re
maining In the service for two years,
the volunteers who had enlisted te ' .
fight the Spanish, but not to do gar
rison duty, were mustered out one year
sooner than they otherwise would hae
I may mention the fact that before he
resigned, as well as after he had re
signed, his regiment was the equal sf
any in the service. These are facts au
thenticated by the records and the fl
eers of the Third Nebraska can bear
witness to the same; I do! Yours re
spectfully, VICTOR VIFQUAIN.
Scheme to Swap Republican Talk
ers of Nebraska with Ohio.
Cleveland, O., Oct. 3. A conference
was held today between E. Rosewater,
editor of the Omaha Bee, and Senator
Hanna. Before the conference took
place Mr. Rosewater said it would be
held for the purpose of reaching an un
derstanding regarding the campaign in
Ohio and Nebraska. He said that in
view of the fact that a prophet Is sel
dom honored in his own country it had
been deemed advisable to import Ohio
speakers to Nebraska and export Ne
braska speakers to Ohio. He said
further that he personally expected to
make speeches in his state during the
campaign and that perhaps Senator
Hanna might be Induced to go to Ne
braska on a similar mission, When
pressed for reasons for this novel ar
rangement Mr. Rosewater said: 3
'The wave of prosperity that has
struck the west as well as other parts
of the country has knocked the wind
out of William Jennings Bryan's sails.
His arguments, in a figurative sense.
have been knocked galleywest. He evi
dently realizes this and in consequence
is at present very active. He is seek
ing to counteract the effect ths good
times have had on the country.
A prophet Is never honored in his
own country, therefore it was deemed
expedient to swap speakers. A few
Ohloans of prominence could very ef
fectually dispense logic to some of our
Nebraska people. Good common sense
arguments would go a long way toward
dispelling the fallacies enunciated by
Bryan. Another reason for this move
would be that Ohio has very little trou
ble In holding her own. Conditions
have only to be normal for republicans
to secure success. In Nebraska It Is
different. Republicans have to work
hard to secure victory; In fact, It is
necessary for them to make large gains.
As a rule little attention is paid to a
home speaker. When one comes from
abroad, however, great heed is usually
paid to his words.
The National Farmers Congress to
Be Held In Boston.
Omaha, Oct. 3. Nebraska's delegation
lo the national congress of farmers, to
be held In Boston October 3 to 10, gath
ered In the city Saturday afternoon and
left at 4:60 over the Northwestern for
the east. Nebraska has always taken
a prominent part In these annual meet
ings and although the distance to be
traveled Is great, almost a full dele
gation will attend. The meetings will
be held In Faneull hall and the dele
gates will be welcomed on behalf of the
city by Mayor Qulncy and on behalf of
the state by Governor Rodger Wolcott.
Among the responses will be one by W.
B. Whltmore of Vallley, Douglas
county, chairman of the Nebraska del
egation. Mr. Whltmore has been a del.
egate to two previous congresses and
was chosen by Governor Poynter to
head Nebraska's representation this
year. Another member of the delega
tion from this state, W, S. Delane of
Lee Park, Custer county, will read a
naper the second day of the meeting on
"Problems Confronting Farm Life."
The Nebraska party, made up of dele
nates and their wives, was composed
of the following:
Mr and .Mrs. W. O. Whltmore, Val
'ey; Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Fllley, Fllley.
Gage county: Mr. and Mrs. M. M. A.
Penter, Bancroft; Mr. and Mrs. A. T,
Heath, Omaha; Mr. and Mrs. W. B.
Delnne, Lee Park; Mr. and Mrs. F. S.
Isham, Irvington; Isaac Noyes, Water-
loo; J, E, Ankeny, Laurel; R. N, Day,
Tekamah; P. M. Morse, Bralnard. Mr,
Heath, editor of the Nebraska Farmer,
is a member of the national executive