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7. M. KIBI3IKIX , PnbllBher.
McCOOK , - - NEBEA8KA
Florence Carlyle , a grandneice of
Thomas Carlyle , is exhibiting paintIngs -
Ings from her own brush in Philadel
W. K. Vanderbllt and party have
sailed from Savannah , Ga. , for a cruise
of the Mediterranean in his private
The senate committee on appropria
tions completed the fortifications bill.
It carries an increase over the house
bill of 5311,000.
At the Fasig-Tipton horse sale at
New York 83 head sold for $14,685.
During the week 363 head were sold
for $125,550 , an average of ? 364.
Mrs. Annie D. Tallent , the llrst
known white woman to enter the Black
Hills , is dead and her remains have
been taken to Elgin , 111. , for burial.
Charles E. Bent , aged 25 years , shot
sind mortally wounded his wife at St.
Louis , Mo. , and then , kneeling before
a. mirror , put a bullet through his own
head , dying instantly.
Five Boer prisoners who escaped
from the Island of Ceylon have arrived
at a Crimean port on board a Russian
steamer to which they swam while in
the harbor of Colombo.
The William H. Crocker expedition
from the Lick observatory to observe
the total eclipse of the Sun in Sumatra
on May 17 , will sail from San Fran
cisco on the Nippon Maru.
Count Cassini , the Russian minister
to this country , has presented to Pres
ident McKinley a magnificent photo
graphic album containing the scenes of
the coronation of the czar in 1896.
A contribution of § 250,000 by John
D. Rockefeller to Brown university
was announced at the annual dinner
of the Brown University Alumni Soci
ety of New York , held at the University
Col. Peter S. Michie , professor of the
department of natural and experiment
al philososphy at the United States
Military Academy , died at West Point ,
N. Y. , after a short illness of pneu
Hon. Charles A. Lelaud , ex-state
representative and late associate jus
tice of the Supreme Court of New Mexico
ice under President McKinley , died at
his home at Caldwell , 0. , from con
The story given out that J. P. Mor
gan and J. D. Rockefeller had pur
chased all the mines in the Fairmont ,
W. V. , district is declared to be false
by officials of the company declared to
be in the deal.
Dr. William Pole , the English au
thority on whist , who died a few days
ago , was not a physician but a success
ful civil engineer , and his doctorate
was a degree for music conferred on
him by Oxford university.
George D. Wick , president of the
Youngstown , O. , Iron Sheet and Tube
plant is authority for the statement
that the report from Philadelphia that
Youngstown. will be the site for a § 35-
000,000 tube plant has no foundation.
Orders will be issued by Major Gen
eral Otis to all post commanders in the
Department of Lakes , directing the im
mediate enlistment of men for the new
Twenty-ninth regular infantry regi
ment , which will rendezvous at Fort
Rumor has it in Washington that the
president will appoint P. C. Knox of
Pittsburg to succeed Mr. Griggs as at
torney general. Mr. Kuox is favored
by Senator Quay and on that account
is regarded as having an excellent
chance to enter the next cabinet.
Alexander Millar , secretary of the
Union Pacific company , officially an
nounces that the executive committee
has authorized the issuance of § 100-
000,000 ten-year 4 per cent gold bonds ,
to be secured by unmortgaged property
of the company , which can be convert
ed into common stock at par value , by
Ihe holder , if desirable , at any time
Srior to May 1 , 1906. Right is ret -
t rved to redeem these bonds after
May , 1906.
Andrew Carnegie has offered $15,000
for the erection of a library building
at Centralia , 111.
The first beet sugar factory in Indi
ana will be built at Shelby. Every de
tail has been arranged and the plant
is to be in operation this season. The
construction contract has been let.
The appropriation for the St. Louis
exposition has passed the house and
little if any opposition is expected in
Sir George Williams , who founded
the Young Men's Christian association
in London in 1844 , may attend the
jubile econvention of the association
in Boston in June next.
Senator Hauna , from the committee
on commerce , today made a favorably
report to the senate upoa Senator Per
kins * amendment to the sundry civil
appropriation bill , authorizing prelim
inary contracts to be made for a sub
marine cable from San Francisco to
Charles Holland , a prominent stock
man of Redding county , la. , committed
suicide at St. Joseph in a hotel by tak
At Minneapolis Mayor Ames issued
orders to the captain of police to see
that no contests with gloves or any
sparring match shall take place in that
city in the future.
William P. Hill , for over fifty years
a prominent New England newspaper
editor , is dead of grip at the home of
his son-in-law , ix. R. Williams , in Dea-
ver , Colo. Mr. Hill -was born in 1819
in Concord , N. H. , and was the son of
Isaac Hill , at one time governor of
A dispatch from Vienna says the
Xeue Freie x-resse and another Vienna
paper announce that the queen of Ser-
via has given birth to a son.
A party of American have found pe
troleum is large quantities on the is
land of Margarita and at Maracaibo ,
Venezuela , while prospecting for as-
Senate to Debate Exhaustively Army Ap
TO HEAR THE CONFERENCE REPORT
Honso Prepared for the Final Struggle
Wltli the Upper Ilrancli. Which Prom-
in ! to Be Intense A Week 1'nll of
WASHINGTON , Feb. 25. The army
appropriation bill will receive the at
tention of the senate during the early
part of the presetn week , and when
it is disposed of another appropriation
will -be taken up. It is probable that
the army bill will be debated flt
length , especially upon the Philippine
amendment , and - the amendment re
lating to Cuba , if the latter is intro
duced as is proposed. The amend
ments , or either of them , quite cer
tainly will bo made the basis of a
number of speeches , as they will
serve to open up the entire question
of the relations of the United States
to the islands which this country
came into control of through the war
It is hoped that the sundry civil .bill
will be reported by the time the army
bill is disposed of , so that it may
be taken up next. If it is not in shape
tobe considered by that time , the riv
er and harbor bill probably will re
ceive attention. The general defi
ciency is likely to be the last of the ap
propriation bills acted upon.
Conference reports will be mode
from time to time during the week.
Some of these will create consider
able discussion. The conferees on
the war revenue reduction bill expect
to make their report during the week.
Of the appropriation bills only two ,
the pension and the urgent deficiency ,
have been signed by the president.
Both houses have passed the legisla
tive , Indian , District of Columbia , na
val , agricultural , fortifications , post-
office and diplomatic bills , and they
are in varying states of conference.
The army 'bill ' and the river and har
bor bill , and the general deficiency
bills still remain entirely unacted
upon by the senate.
It is not yet believed that much
general legislation will be accom
plished during the week , but a great
many private -bills will be passed. The
probabilities are all against getting up
to the Nicaragua canal bill.
The senate will continue to meet
at 11 o'clock each day and probably
will sit every night of the week.
The last week of this congress m
the house will be mainly occupied
with conference reports on the appro
priation bills and the other numerous
measures now being fought over by
the managers of the two .houses.
The last of the general appropria
tion bills went to the senate on Thurs
day and the house has its decks pret
ty well cleared for the final contests
with the senate. Some of these strug
gles probably will be exceedingly
fierce , but when it comes down to ac
tual work the house , although a large
and unwieldy body , ordinarily can
dispose of business under its rules
with much greater celerity than the
The last six days of the session are
suspension days and it is always pos
sible to bring the house to a vote on.
any proposition under a motion to
suspend the rules , which provide for
only twenty minutes' debate upon a
side.The time has practically gone by
for the -passage of new bills , although
an attempt doubtless v/ill be made to
secure action on the bills to promote
the efficiency of the revenue cutter
service and to create a standardizing
bureau. Beyond these and a few
small bills of losal importance no ef
fort will be made to put through any
bills. The leaders know that it
would be a waste of time to send any-
further general legislation to the sen
ate at this stage of the session , and
their efforts will 'be ' directed to clear
ing up matters in dispute between the
two houses. It probably will be nec
essary tohold night sessions during
the latter part of the week and both
houses will sit next Sunday.
Glllett May Come Back.
KANSAS CITY , Feb. 23. A special
to a local paper from Chihuahua , Mex. ,
says that Grant Gillett the Kansas cat
tleman who fled to Mexico two years
ago to escape the wrath of creditors ,
from whom it is said he secured nearly
$1,000,000 , will soon return to Kansas
City and give a thorough account of
himself. Gillett , it is said , is now pen
niless. If he took any money to Chi
huahua he has lost it in bad invest- '
Stcyn Addresses the Boers.
LONDON , Feb. 25. The Daily Tele
graph publishes the following from De
Aar , dated February 24 :
"Mr. Steyn addressed the Boers to
day , and told them they must all
shift for themselves , returning to
Orange River colony. He and General
Dewet took 300 of the best horses to
Madrid Cabinet to
MADRID , Feb. 25. General Azcar-
ragh , the premier , will present the
resignation of the cabinet to the queen
regent tomorrow , and will probably ba
charged with reconstructing the cabi
"Wichita Needs Its Saloons.
WICHITA , Kan. , Feb. 25. A public
mass meeting of citizens of Wichita ,
under the auspices of the ministerial
association , was held here and a reso
lution passed demanding the enforce
ment of the prohibitory law , but no
specified time was set for the jointists
to close their places and the meeting
was surprisingly temperate , the 3,000
people who attended feeling disap
pointed at its tameness. The resolu
tions will be presented to the mayor.
Sugar refiners of France are begin
ning the formation of a big trust.
IS SURE DEWET HAS FAILED
Kitchener Reports a Number of Captures
LONDON , Feb. 25. The war office
has received the following dispatch
from Lord Kitchener :
"MIDDLBBURG , Transvaal , Feb. 25.
French reports from Piet Retief ,
February 22 , that the result of the col
umns sweeping the country east is that
the Boers are retreating , in scattered
and disorganized parties , to the num
ber of some 5,000 in front of him.
"Amsterdam and Piet Retief have
been occupied and troops are on the
Swazi frontier. French will push in ,
but is much hampered by the contin
uous heavy rains.
"Summary total losses inflicted upon
the enemy up to February 16 : Two
hundred and ninety-two Boers known
to have been killed in action , twenty-
six taken prisoners , 183 surrendered ,
one fifteen-pounder gun , 462 rifles ,
160,000 rounds of small ammunition ,
5,500 horses , seventy mules , 3,350 trek
oxen , 18,700 cattle , 155,400 sheep and
1,070 wagons and carts captured.
"Our casualties : Five officers and
forty-one men killed and four officers
and 108 men wounded. I regret to say
that Major Howard , a very gallant offi
cer of the Canadian scouts , was killed
February 17. Plumer reports :
"Colonel Owen captured Dewet's fif
teen pounder pompom February 13 , as
well as 150 prisoners and a quantity
of ammunition. We had no casualties ;
enemy in full retreat and being fully
pursued. Dewet's attempt to'invade
Cape Colony has evidently completely
BOLD THEfT Of CATTLE.
JFut Steers Taken from Yard In Heart of
SIOUX FALLS , S. D. , Feb. 25.
The thieves who have during the last
year or more been operating in south
western Minnesota , northwestern Iowa
and this portion of South Dakota ,
stealing cattle , horses , sheep , hogs and
other animals and property from farm
ers , appear to have shifted the scene
of their operations to Sioux Falls. A
night or two ago five fat steers , val
ued at nearly § 300 , were taken from
a yard in the heart of the city. The
surrounding country was scoured for
them , but not a trace of the animals
could be found after a prolonged and
systematic search. By chance the an
imals were found in the cattle sheds
of the Illinois Central railroad , where
they had been taken by the thieves
preparatory to shipping them out of
the city on a train due to leave S'oux
Falls a few hours after the steers
were found by men in the employ of
the owner. The thieves have succeed
ed in preventing the authorities from
discovering the slightest clue to their
WOULD AVOID EXTRA SESSION.
Senators Confer and Formulate Plan to
Fash Cuban Mutter.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 24. There
have beea several conferences tcday of
senators looking * to an amicable undr-
standing on the Cuban question so that
an extra session may be avoided. As
a result it is tonight probable that an.
amendment dealing w.th our relations
with Cuba will be presented in the
senate tomorrow , when the army ap
propriation bill is taken up. The
amendment will be on the lines out
lined by the Associated Press last
The exact phraseology of the amend
ment , it is said , has not been defin.te-
ly settled as yet , but the conferences
have made it likely that the opposing
parties will get together.
ON THE ElfTY-THSRD BALLOT
John H. Mitchell Elected eo Succeed 3Ic-
JJride as Oregon's Senator.
SALEM , Ore. , Feb. 25. John H.
Mitchell was elected United States sen
ator at 12:30 this morning to succeed
George W. McBride , whose term ex
pires on March 4 next. His ee2ti n
was accomplished by a combination of
thirty-five republicans with eleven
democrats , making forty-six votes , a
majority of the legislature.
Will Improve Kansas I/me.
OMAHA , Neb. , Feb. 25. Among the
.improvements contemplated by the
Union Pacific this spring is the thor
ough equipment of the Kansas Pacific
line , which runs between Kansas City
and Denver. Thousands of dollars will
be expended in its improvement. This
information has been officially given
out The work is to be taken up im
mediately. A number of coaches and
engines are now being prepared hi the
Omaha shops for the line.
Admits Husband's Murder.
ALGONA , la. , Feb. 23 Mrs. Foster ,
wife of F. E. Foster , who was shot and
nearly killed Saturday night , rebruai-y
9 , by Clarence Robinson , has confessed
to having been implicated in the at
tempted murder of her husband and
brings others into the case. The con
fession of Mrs. Foster was made be
fore Attorney Frederick M. Cnrtiss and
Dr. J. E. Gay. As soon as she had
made the confession she attempted sui
cide , but was saved.
Indcpcnclprco Hay in Cuba.
HAVANA , Feb. 25. Independence
day was celebrated by mass meetings
and general rejoicings. This afternoon
there was a parade of 10,000 school
children bearing Cuban flags. They
were reviewed by prominent Cubans.
General and Mrs. Wood were showered
with flowers when they passed.
TAKE FIFTY BOERS AND A GUN
Col. 1'luisimers 3Ieu Scatter Dewet's
CAPETOWN , Feb. 25. Colonel
Plumer engaged General D = wet yester
day near Disselfontein , on the south
bank of the Orange river , capturing a
gun and a pompom and taking fifty
prisoners. The Boers were scattered
and are hsing pursued by Colonel
Plumer. It is reported that General
Dewet escaped to the oposite bank in a
boat and is new fleeing with a handful
Mr. . E. A. Oudahy Receives a Letter
Prom the Alleged Kidnaper ,
SIGNATURE HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED
Fugitive Declares no Is Innocent of the
Alleged Abduction Denies All
Knowledge of the Crime Will Soon
Call on Cutiiihy.
OMAHA , Neb. , Feb. 23. Pat Crowe
has been heard from under circum
stances which indicate that he is soon
to make public appearance.
E. A. Cudahy is in receipt of a letter
bearing Crowe's signature.
The handwriting has been tested by
comparison and it is the opinion of the
Pinkorton's , Chief Donahue 'and ' other
authorities that the signature is gen
Mr. Cudahy says : "I have no doubt
now that the letter was written by Pat
Crowe. At first I supposed that the
communication was the work of a
crank letter writer , but I no > v stand
convinced that it is exactly what it
purports to be. "
Owing to the fact that the letter is
now in the Pinkerton office , Chicago ,
and that no copy > was retained here ,
Mr. Cudahy is unable to repeat it ver-
Mr. Cudahy and Chief Donahue have
made its contents known , however.
Crowe explains in the letter that he
has heard that the Omaha police are
looking for him ; and believe him to be
one of the kidnapers of Edward Cud
ahy , jr. He maintains that he is 'in
nocent and says that he has no knowl
edge of the affair , with the exception
of what he has read in the newspa
pers. He says that he will drop into
Omaha some day and prove himself in
nocent and that he would have done so
long ago had he not been afraid that
he might suffer the fate of the negro
who was lynched at Leavenworth.
Crowe says that Omaha people must
have cooled off considerably by this
time and expresses the opinion that
he will soon be able to come here with
safety. He makes an appeal to the
chief of police and Mr. Cudahy for pro
tection and says that hewill expect
them to stand between him and vie
lence. In conclusion , he says that he
is much hurt to think that Mr. Cudahy
suspects him of being guilty of the kid
naping and expresses his appreciation
of the kindness Mr. Cudahy has shown
him in the past. I
"When I received this letter , " Mr.
Cudahy explained , "I was determined
not to take too much for granted , so
I sent it to Chicago , as I knew Mr.
Pinkerton had samples of Crowe's
writing and would beable to identify
it without difficulty. A few days later
I heard from Mr. Pinkerton. He said
he has compared the writing with a
sample of Crowe's chirogaphy and that
they were the same beyond question.
I wouldn't be surprised now if Crowe
should show himself almost any time.
I believe the letter was written in
"I don't think the letter was written
in either Omaha or South Omaha. It
bore the date line , 'South Omaha , Neb. ,
Feb. 13 , ' but the postmark on the en
velope showed that it had been mailed
in Omaha , It was probably 'written '
some distance from here and sent in a
separate envelope to some friend in
Omaha or South Omaha , who rema'led
it. This was done for the obvious
purpose of keeping his present where
abouts a secret He evidently wants
to come in voluntarily , without giving
detectives the honor of having cap
tured him. "
"There is no question about the
genuineness of the Pat Crowe letter.
We have compared it with other writ
ing of Crowe's and it was unquestion
ably written by the suspected kid
naper , " said Chief Donahue. "Nobody
could imitate Crowe's writing perfect
ly enough to deceive all the men who
have examined the letter.
"In the letter Crowe does not say
when he will show up , but he appeals
to Mr. Cudahy and me for protection ,
and savs that he will depend on us to
save him from any violence when he
sees fit to give himself up.
"The letter is unlike the flood of
anonymous contributions which have
been sent to Mr. Cudahy , the mayor
and myself , and I have every reason
to believe that Pat Crowe wrote it
and that he will do exactly what he
SANTEE INDIANS PROTEST
Jamo * Carvey of South Dakota Wants to
Slint Ont Attorneys.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 23. James
Garvey of Santee , S. D. . is here to
protest against the further recogni
tion by the secretary of the interior
of the attorneys of the Santee band
of Indians , which attorneys were em
ployed to push the claims of the In
dians for their annuities. Garvey is
one of the leaders of the Santses and
he claims the contract with the In
dians was obtained by misrepresent
ation. He also conferred with Secre
tary Hitchcock , who se merl to be fa
vorably impressed with his argu
Collier HuiliUnirs at Cheycuiip.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 22 Senator
Warren introduced an amendment to
the sundry civil bill providing for in
creasing the limit of the cost of the
government building at Cheyenne ,
Wyo. , from $250,000 to $325,000 and
authorizing the secretary of the treas
ury to make contracts for its comple
WOOD AWAITS fNSTRUCTIONS.
Governor General Has Received Cuban
HAVANA , Feb. 23. Governor Gen
eral Wood has informed the authori
ties at Washington that the Cuban
constitution was officially presented to
him this morning and that he awaited
instructions whether to forward the
document immediately or hold it un
til the relations between Cuba and
the United States are decided upon.
THE LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Latest Quotations from South Omaha
and Kniisus City.
UNION STOCK YAHDS-CATTLK-
Thcrc were moro cattle on sale today
than yesterday , but the receipts fell fur
: ihort yesterday of what they were last
week. Packers all seemed to he wanting
a few cattle and particularly those allow
ing ( juallty and as a result the market
ruled active and steady to strong all
Receipts Included ahout . .0 cars of beef
steers and there were very few what
might be called finished cattle. The bet
ter grades , however , were picked up early
at good , strong prices and the fair to good
cattle- also sold readily at good , steady
There were something over 'J5 cars of
cows and heifers on sale and the market
was active and stronger. In HOIXIO cases
the more desirable kinds sold a good dime
higher. As the demand for all kinds was
In good shape it did not take long to
clear the pens.
The stocker and feeder trade did not
show much of any change today and
could be quoted just about steady. In
some cases perhaps the hotter grades
sold a trifle stronger , but there were not
many good feeders offered and the de
mand for the common stuff was rather
limited and prices no more than steady.
HOGS There was only a fair run of
hogs here and while the market started
out weak it improved later on and the
average cost of all the hogs was a shade
better. The llrst sales were mostly at
J5.20 and J3.22U and ? r .2T. . Some of the
choicer loads sold as high as > .Z V and
J5.CO , which was 5c higher than yester
day's best price. All the hogs offered on
the morning market were sold in good
SHEEP There was another liberal run
of sheep here , but the demand was equal
to the occasion. It was a good choice ,
active market and choice ewes or weth
ers brought a little stronger prices than
they did yesterday. It was noticeable ,
however , that the handy weight stuff was
in much better request. lightweight
lambs also commanded good , strong
prices , while the heavyweights of both
sheep and lambs were sold in good sea
CATTLE Receipts S.700 ; steady to lOc
up. Native beef steers , S4.40fff5.40 ; stockers -
ors and feeders , $ : ! .3nw 1.83 ; western fed.
} .004.90 ; cows. S3.00'Ti-j.23 ' : heifers. $ n.2r.f
1.65 ; canncrs. S2.2.W2.SO ; bulls , ; .25T 4.r. : ;
calves , 53.ooffC.03.
HOGS Receipts 21.000 : steady to lower.
Bulk of salo.i and mixed packers. $ . " .2.VJIi
r .CO ; heavy. $3.2r 3.3. > ; light , $3.tXV&u.23 ;
pigs. ? 4.75'55.00.
SHEEP Receipts 1.100 ; active to steady.
Lambs , $1.75f3.1."i : wethers. $1.00..4.0 ! :
yearlings , S4.405M.SO ; fulls , $2.30WM'3. :
DEATH IN THE DEEP
Pacific Mail Steamer Kio de Janeiro
Crashes Against Reef and .Sinks.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 23. The Pa
cific mail steamer Rio de Janeiro ran
on a hidden rock while entering the
Golden Gate early this morning in a
dense fog. She sank in a few minutes
after striking. It is impossible to as
certain the exact number missing ow
ing to the fact that Parser John
Rconey , who had the- passenger list
and roster of the crew , Is among the
missing , but the latest estimate is that
122 persons , most of whom were Chi
nese and Japanese , were lost.
At 5 o'clock this afternoon ten bodies
had been recovered , two white women ,
one white man and seven Chinese.
The most prominent passenger on the
steamer was Rcunseville Wildman ,
United States consul at Hong Kong ,
who was accompanied by his wife and
two children. It is thought all were
drowned. The ship was in command
of Pilot Frederick Jordon when it
struck. He was rescued. Captain Wil
liam Ward went aown with his ves
As nearly as can be learned there
were 201 persons on board the Rio de
Janeiro , as follows : Cabin passengers ,
29 ; second cabin , 7 ; steerage ( Chinese
and Japanese ) , 58 ; white officers , 30 ;
Asiatic crew , 77. The following have
been accounted for : Rescued , ,79 ; bod-
is at the morgue , 10 ; total , 89 ; miss
Following is the cabin passenger list ,
almost complete : Consul General
Rounseville Wildman , Mrs. Wildman ,
two children and nurse , from Hong
Kong ; Mrs. and Miss Wakefield of
Honolulu ; James K. Carpenter , min
ing engineer , Oakland , Cal. ; Miss
Rowena Jehu , Honolulu ; William
Brander , London ; Mr. Mattheson ,
Shanghai ; Captain Hecht , German
navy ; Captain Holtz , Shanghai ; Mr.
Dowdell , Shanghai ; J. F. Seymour , ed
itor of the American , Manila ; Mrs. K.
West , San Francisco ; Miss Leheran ,
Russell Harper , journalist , Nagasaki ;
Mr. and Mrs. Hart , Manila ; Miss Ga
briel Hoerou , Dr. Dodd. Butte , Mont. ;
Attorney Henshaw , Butte , Mont. ; Mr.
and Mrs. Wood worth , Dr. Okawhara
The Rio de Janeiro was three days
overdue from Hong Kong , via Hono-
lu , when it arrived off the Heads last
night , and the dense fog prevailing at
the time induced Pilot Jordan to bring
her to anchor until he could see his
way clear through the gateway. It laid
to until about 4:30 o'clockvhen the
atmosphere cleared and it was started
under a slow bell toward Point 'Ben-
ita. All wont well until 5:40 o'clock ,
when it struck. Most of the passengers
were below at the time , and it is be
lieved that many of them were
drowned in their berths.
The first news of the disaster reached
here at 7:30 o'clock this morning and
soon afterward a boatload of rescued
passengers and petty officers arrived
at the mail dock. Tugs were immedi
ately dispatched to render any service
that might be needed , but no living
persons were afloat when they reached
the wreck. A number of drowning
people were rescued by Italian fisher
men , and the bodies of two white wom
en , three Chinese and a Japanese were
brought in by tne tugs. The search
for more of the victims has continued
Congress Won't Reach It.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 23. The War
department has not heard from Gen
eral Wood yet of the reception by him
of the Cuban constitution , as report
ed from Havana. It is not expected
that he will send it to Washington im
mediately unless he can transmit
along with it some resolution by the
constitutional convention defining the
relations that are to exist between the
United States and Cuba. It is now
manifest that it would be a physical
impossibility for the present congress
to act upon the subject of Cuba.
The Man Under Arrest Undoubtedly
Implicated in the Affair.
HE IS IDENTIPIED BY A WOMAN
rirm In Her Decision tlmt Cftlluhnn In
the Man Seen In tlio Neighborhood '
the House Where Voting Cudahy Wim
OMAHA , Neb. , Feb. 25. The strong
est identification thus far as one of the
Cudahy kidnapers was that of Mrs.
George F. Wittuni , who picked him out
of a. line of five prisoners as they
marched by her at the city Jail.
Two days before 'her ' husband. Attor
ney George F. Wittum , had Identified
Callahan under similar circumstances.
The identification made by Mrs. Wit
tum is considered especially good , as
various means were employed to con
fuse her and shake her judgment , but
she remained firm in her decision that
Callahau was the man she saw in the
neighborhood of the Melrose Hill pris
on 'house ten or twelve times during
the two weeks immediately preceding
Mr. and Mrs. Wittum live at 3G-11
Boulevard avenue , within a few hund
red yards of the house in which young
Cudahy was held prisoner. Their at
tention was attracted to Callahan then
by reason of his uncouth appearance.
They regarde : ! him as a suspicious
character and scrutinized him closely
whenever he showed himself in the
vicinity. Having taken special notice
of him on these occasions they were
able to identify 'him positively.
"The last time I saw him , " said Mr.
Wittum. "was on Monday , December
17 , the day before the kidnapping. It
was between 12 and 1 o'clock in the
afternoon. I happened to be home that
day. I was sitting at the front win
dow when my wife came in from the
yard and called my attention to a man
who was passing , walking slowly
southward in front of the house. He
WRS looking in at the window , and , not.
being more than twenty feet away , I
had an excellent opportunity to study
his face. I remember he impressed me
as 'sizing up * the place. He had the
appearance of one who takes in every
detail of his surroundings , and I re
marked to my wife at the time that
he was a tough looking character. I
remember , also , that he had his coat
off and was carrying it on his arm , as
the day was quite warm , despite the
fact that it was the middle of Decem
ber. My wfie said , 'I have seen him
several times before hanging around
here , and he acts suspicious. ' 1 think
she was a little afraid of him.
"We watched him that time until
he passed beyond the house of Henry
Malchen on the corner , which cut off
our view. He was then going toward
the Schneiderwind house , as we call it
though I believe , it is better known
as the Melrose Hill prison house but
we didn't see him enter it , as the'JTal-
chen house was in the way. That-was
the last time we ever saw him in the
Ilnttermakcrs I'ick No Town.
ST. PAUL , Feb. 23. The National
Buttermakers' convention adjourned
this afternoon , leaving the cnoice of a
place for the next convention entirely
with the executive committee , which is
to be appointed by the president. Kan
sas City and Milwaukee are favorably
considered. It is estimated that 4,000
delegates have attended the conven
tion , which is said to have been the
most successful in the history of the
Studying ; American Farms.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 23. Baron
Hermann , agricultural expert of the
German embassy , has received word
from the German government that a
specialist , designated by the agricul
tural socities , will leave Berlin sean
for the United tSates to make a care
ful inquiry into the uses of American
agricultural machinery , with a view
to its introduction into general use
1'avkiiig Plant Soon Starts.
NEBRASKA CITY , Neb. , Feb. 25.
Superintendent Bundick of the Morton-
Gregson Packing Co. , has annuonced to
the commission men that he will begin
buying hogs at once and as soon as
sufficient stock is in the yards the
house will begin operations. Notice
has been sent to the adjoining terri
tory and soon the packing house dis
trict will be the most lively portion of
Asks to J5e Reimbursed.
GRAND ISLAND , Feb. 25. At the
meeting of the city council a resolu
tion was passed instructing the city
attorney to draw up an act for presen
tation to Hall county's representatiny
in the legislature asking for reim
bursement by the state of $4,000 money
it has spent in stamping out the dis -
ease of smallpox , now practically ex
tinct in the city.
Found Guilty of Arson.
BEATRICE , Neb. . Feb. 25. The jury
in the case of the state vs. John Lutz.
charged with arson , reached a verdict ,
after being out for some hours. They
found the ycung man guilty. The
crime of which Lutz was convicted ,
was committed last May at Cortland ,
when a barn , containing , among other \
things , a stallion which was heavilv
insured , was burned.
Convicted of T-iqaor Selling.
DAKOTA V.ITY , Feb. 25. James C.
Riddle , who was en trial for the second
timp at this term of district court
charged with the illegal sale of liquors
was found guilty by the jury , after be
ing out about two hours. Another
case against Riddle , on a similar
charge , was at once taken up by the
Beaver City Out of Quarantine.
BEAVER CITY , Feb. 25. Mayor
Phelps raised the smallpox quarantine
The churches and lodges will resume
business at the old stand at once , while
the city schools will
reopen this we ° k
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