Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 04, 1898, Part I, Image 1

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Men Who Raico the Big Crops Taking iu
Transmississippi Exposition ,
Agricultural Features of the Show Get a
Thorough Inspection Daily.
Exposition Association Taking Oare of Its
Outstanding Obligations.
Hint .SlumIIoiv Flint tin-
AViirrmitn Are llehiK DlneliarKcd
an a Itennlt of tin ; Increniied
Total adinlNNloiiN 5 e.ilcrdny. . . iri.JI
Total for ( In * \\i-i-U itr,7C : ! !
Total to dale IKidII
Since the tranmlsslsslppl crop of wheat
and oats has been transferred from the
fields to granerles , that bulge with th
bounty of a prosperous year , the farmers art
coming to the exposition In largely Increas
ing numbers. A great proportion of the lu
creased attendance of the last week consisted
of agriculturalists who are now for the first
tlmo able to spare the time to come nm
attractions that were only given a superflcla
glanoe by preceding visitors arc becoming
popular features as the farmers and tbcli
families congregate on the grounds. T'la '
north tract with Its exhibits of Implements
dairy products and honey fairly dlvldvi the
croud with the more magnificent attiae.ion ?
of the main court. The city visitors who
came earlier In the season were contjnted to
merely rush through these buildings am
then return to things that mor. . nearly har
monized with their tastes , but now they arc
full of people every hour of tha day. The
farmers more thoioughly appreciate hu Im
nicnso display of vehicles and farming Im
plcments and machinery and many of then
are contented to spend an entire day In the
Transportation building , studying the ne\
types of labor-saving farm machinery nm
learning something every minute that wll
some time be of advantage to them In thel
vocation. Here he can Inspect n hundrei
devices that have been Invented during th
last few years , each of which represents :
distinct advance In agricultural facilities
Ho finds attendants ready to explain all th
Intricacies and advantages of the modern
Improvements. and If there was nothing .Is
on the ground.M he would consider hlmsel
well repaid for his trip.
The Increased tendency of the crowds t
patronize this part of the grounds aas nls
resulted In a decided Increase In the visitor
to the Indian encampment. All day hun
dreds of people loiter through the enclosur
watching tha domestic life of the aboriginal
with all the Interest'that attaches to an en
tlrely novel spectacle and In the cvenlne
when the red men congregate to Indulge 1
their fantastic dances , the entire surround
Ing space Is Illled with people. As tha en
campment Is continually being extended b
the addition of new tribes that bring thel
own peculiar forms of llfo and nmustnun
the entertainment never becomes tlrosome
nnd new features are constantly being Intro
Out of Ill-lit.
A happy result of the handsome patronage
that the exposition hati enjoyed during the
last two weeks Is the reduction
of the flouting debt by $122.623.17.
The balance now standing aualnst the as-
BOi'latlon exclusive of the expenditure that
has been ordered for the Firemen's tourna
ment and the Live Stock show Is $57,834.40
us compared to $1SO , 157.57 a mouth ago.
At the beginning of August the Moating In
debtedness of the association was dis
tributed as follows : Warrants outstanding ,
$32,300.11 ; bills payable , $45,112.91 ; balances
on contracts , $71I9U.37 ; overdraft on
treasurer. $31,184.85 ; total $180,157.57. Since
that time the warrants outstanding have
been cut down over $20.000. More than CO '
per cent of the contract balances and bills
have been taken up nnd the overdraft on
the treasurer has been wined out. The
record now stands : Warrants , $12,2I2.2S ;
bills payable , $20,080.03 ; contract balances ,
$32,777.62 ; current bills , ( estimated ) , $7,500.
total , $73.183.93 ; less $15,305.53 , cash on
hand.r.7S34.IO. .
A largo proportion of the visitors who
have been In the city during the week went
homo before Sunday , nnd the result was a
rather slim iittcn < ) ance yesterday. There
was nothing In particular to Induce people to
remain who had already seen the permanent
features of the show. The exer
cises and reception that were to have
been held In the Auditorium yesterday >
morning In recognition of Editor's day were
called off at the last minute as the purpose
had been practically served by the recep
tion which occurred at the Illinois building
the preceding evening. As this was not de
cided on until yesterday , a large audience.
Including most of the visiting editors , as-
nembled In the Auditorium nnd waited until
It became apparent that no program was to
bo rendered. They were entertained by an
excellent concert by the Mexican band ,
which they seemed to consider ample com
pensation for the absence of more elaborate
Orphan * Vlill nxponllloi. .
Last Tuesday about fifty orphan children
from St. James1 orphanage , Benson , en-
Joyed on exceedingly agreeable visit to the !
great TransmlESlsslppl Exposition. The lll-
tle ones were treated right royally by the
various managers und agents , both of the
Omaha & Benson Street Railroad company
nnd of the exposition. Everywhere on the
grounds they wcro welcomed with the
greatest kindness and courtesy. The con-
cessionalirs of the various attractions on
thg Midway vied with one another In ex
tending the freedom of the whole show to
the children and their escorts. They shot
the chutes and visited the lions nnd tigers ;
pome of the youngsters , though , nearly had
Jits when the huge elephant extended his
trunk to welome them. In fact they saw
everything worth seeing and left as the
gathering darkness closed over the Illuminations I-
nations of the fairy dream court of honor ,
a well contented crowd of children. Who
may till what gloulng dreams filled their
llttlo bruins that night when each was
tucked uway In Its own little cot aud was
gathered In the arms of nature's sweet
restorer ! The orphans thank sincerely
their many kind friends for that ev r mem
orable treat and ask God to bress them
for their generosity.
t'liarlllex anil Correctloii .
A rueetluK of the local committee of one
huidrid will lie held In the Young Mer's
Obrtmun n.-so.-t uloti on Monday , Scpirm-
ber r , atI | < m . to t , nkc the necessary
nrraTcnci'is for the co f.-rcn . e. All char-
( Ccatluucd on Fourth Page. )
Dnleli City ArrnyN IlMctf In llrlKhl
linen In Honor of tin- Yon UK
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AMSTERDAM , Sept. 3. ( New York
World Cablegram Special Telegram. )
When Washington Irving described with BO
many charming touches the New Amster
dam on the .Hudson river , he must surely
have had In his prophetic mind's eye the
older city , Dutch Amsterdam , as It
stands today.
The commercial capital of the Nether
lands Is enfetu this week , as It will be
for many days , celebrating the coronation
of Queen Wilhclmlna. The event Is heralded
.hrough Holland by clanging bells , crowded
horoughfares and a marvelous display of
lags and heraldic emblems sulllclcnt to put
o shame the quarterlngs of the proudest
loblllty of Eutope. Every one of the cloven
Stitch provinces Is represented In th"s *
lecorntlons with Its leading cities , whoso
names , Arnhclm , Mlddlebury , Macstrlch ,
iml the rest are conjured up by memories
) f bygone struggles for commercial and
lavul supremacy.
This quaint city , which affords so pic
turesque a setting for royffi pageantry , Is
thronged with visitors front all parts of
the world , Including a large sprinkling of
Americans. Prices have gone up and the
Dutch railways .are raking In their share
of spoils by running none but first class
Almost unique among the cities of the
world , Amsterdam Is Venice over again ,
with barges In place of gondolae. The
barges will make n bravo display the In
coming week. The Intricate work of ca
nals lined with poplars and willows and
traversed by picturesque bridges gives al
most unrivaled facilities for decoration , es
pecially after dark. The waterways are
already gay with brightly adorned barges.
Holland's provincial tov > ns vie with each
other In competition for the most striking
effects. IJarg ? after barge over the many
miles of canals win be Joined together by
garlands and at night Illuminated by eloc
trie lights.
Queen Wllhelmlna makes her state entry
Monday from The Hague , accompanied by
the ex-regent. Queen Emma. That Hol
land continues to be one of the great col
onlzlng countries of the world Is testified
by the fact that the queen will on her
entry be attended by an equestrian caval
cade , Including princes aud other digni
taries , representing Dutch possessions li
Java , Sumatra and Borneo In the far east.
On Tuesday Queen Wllhelmlna will be
solemnly Inaugurated In the Nleuwekerk
( new church ) , which so-called , dates back
to the fifteenth century. It la a good spec !
men of the cruciform style of the period
As the royal palare stands In the name
square as the cathedral , Queen Wllhelmlna ,
If the wrather be fine , will proceed afaot
from one to the other.
The Inauguration "service will be con
ducted with that almost puritanical elmpll-
city characteristic of the Dutch Reformed
church , but the scene gives promise of bo-
Ing rich with diplomatic and other uniforms
and al ! the pomp and circumstance of state.
The Dutch are proverbially phlegmatic , but
for once enthusiasm has seized ( hem and
they regard their young queen with a feel
ing approaching adoration.
She , on her sldo. U Immensely elated over
the stir she In making and has thrown hur-
. 'elf with the utmost earnestness Into the
work of learning from the master of cere
monies how to fulfill her part In the cere
monies with due regard to court etiquette i
and personal dignity.
THE HAGUE , Sept. 3. Queen Wilhclmlna L
will retain the present cabinet.
HrltUli rnlille ( ienernlly IlopeH that [
the llnuts AVII1 He
I'nlled tiff.
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LONDON , Sept. 3. ( Now York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram. ) Two Inter
esting facts concerning Llpton's challenge
for the America cup have reached mo from
authoritative sources. Sir Thomas was
first Inspired to undertake the challenge at t
the suggestion of Lord Russell of Klllowcn ,
lord chief Justice of England , father of Hon.
Charles Russell , now of New York. Lord
Russell Is an ardent sportsman nnd a still I
. moro ardent Irishman and deeply Interested -
! ested In the success of the Irish challenge.
j The other faot Is that Lord Dunrnven was
{ approached on behalf of the challenger to
loan plans of the Valkyrlo to Mr. Fife. Ho
declined. There was no Intention of needless -
less copying of Valkyrie's plans , but it
was thought an inspection of them would
I facilitate Fife In preparing his own. Pend-
i Ing negotiations over the
j challenge are fol-
j lowed here with eager attention. The de-
sire Is now general that Llpton may brlug
off the race.
I Negotiations have been pending some tlmo
between Anthony J. Drcxel and the owners
of Valkyrie HI for 'the purchase of the fa
mous cutter , but so far nothing definite has
been attained. The matter received a fresh
turn a few days ago , when Captain Harry
j i McCalmont , who some months ago sold the
| steamer Giralda to the Spanish government ,
Intimated the probability of his fitting out t
; Valkyrie III for racing during the next
Mediterranean season. Mr. McCalmont Is [
one of a syndicate which owns Valkyrlo III ,
and of which Lord Dunravcn Is the bead.
He went over Valkyrie HI n week ago and
i although the boat IB slightly strained , es-
j | peclally at the deck on the aide of the mast ,
there Is every reason to believe It could bo
made as fit as ever before the Mediterranean
regattas open. Should negotiations be
brought to a successful Issue and should Sir
Thomas Llpton carry out his Intention of
racing the Shamrock on this Bide before
[ Bending It across , Valkyrie HI would glvo
j I the most useful Idea of the new boat's
.StrciiKtlienn the Hand of KnKlaiid lit
.MaUlnic the Occupation of
11 Permanent
I LONDON. Sept. 3. The Pall Mall Gazette
this afternoon says It is satisfied that a
general Anglo-German agreement has been
reached to act together In various quarters
of the world. Thu paper adds that It has
verified yesterday's Information , and as an
Instance of when Germany's support will
provo exceedingly useful , It points out that
the fall of Omdurman will change Great
Britain's position In Egypt , and that In the
face of the Inevitable French and Russian
resentment , "Germany will be useful as an
! active guarantor of our permanent occupa-
I tlon. "
Srleft Three I'fnrc roiiiiiiUNlnnrn.
MADRID , Sept. 3. It Is currently reported
that the Spanish ministers at yesterday's
cabinet meeting definitely selected the three
following peace commissioners : General
Rafael Ccrcro y Saenz , general of engineers ;
Senor Eugenic Montero Rlos. Senor VII-
laurutia , under secretary of state for for
eign affaire The Carllsts declare that
, after protesting In the Cortes against the
i policy of the government they will withdraw -
| draw
President of France Held Responsible for
Delay in Dreyfus Case.
Feait it Would Affect His Ohancea for ReElection -
Election to Presidency.
His Daughter Favors Mrae. Dreyfus and
May Win Him Over.
/ -
lllKlily Placed OllleiT mill UrmiKlitK-
iii ii n oil the CifMit-rnl Stall Said
to He Author of the
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PARIS , Sept. 3. ( New York World Cali 1
blcgram Special Telegram. ) Revision of :
the Dreyfus trial Is now demanded with
practical unanimity by the press and the
public. The exceptions are Insignificant. |
Mven Kochcfort admits that revision Is the
only solution of the situation In these clr-
cumstanccs. The hesitation of the minisF
tcrs Is viewed with surprise.
There has been no further cabinet meetc
Ing ' ' , but Cavalgnac has conferred repeatedly |
with Hrlsson and Sorrlcn. The Idea that |
Cavalgnac Is the sole obstacle to revision |
U now'discarded and responsibility for this
last desperate attempt to perpetuate the
atrocious piece of Injustice Is fixed on Pres
ident Faure himself. He has all along
resisted revision , fearing that If granted It
would destroy his chance of rc-clectlon , on
which he has set his heart. His daughter
Is known to be opposed to him In this
matter and It Is said she was won over to
revision some time since by a private letter
ffom Mmc. Dreyfus. This aflllctcd woman
still keeps concealed , as does Zola , It being
the opinion of their friends that their
appearance on the scene would cause a re
vulsion of feeling , which might Injure
Dreyfus' chances of release.
Cavalgnac Is still poring over the records
In ' the convlcltlon nnd making a feeble
show of not being hustled by popular out
The few remaining opponents of revision
arc working the war bogey frantically , but
It no longer ( leeches any one , their Inspiration
ration coming plainly from that augean
stable , the general staff , where they are
now as frightened at the prospect of an
i Inquiry | Into Henry's suicide as Into the
Dreyfus j case.
The latter scandal has assumed proportions
tions i as great as the former. No doubt
Is ] entertained that Henry was provided de
liberately 1 with means of ending his life
1i In I order to obviate the probability that
under i Investigation all his accomplices In
the i forgery plot would be unmasked.
Henry was not the actual forger nnd rumor
fixes the crime on a highly placed officer
and > draughtsman on the general staff.
Comments on the president's absence
from Paris arc becoming very severe and
he will be compelled to return here and
| face the music. Ills enemies predict that :
the Dreyfus crisis will bo followed by the
president's crisis , n view which was freely
expressed In political circles tonight.
PARIS , Sept. 3. M. Cavalgnac , minister
for war , has resigned. The resignation of
M. Cavalgnnc Is duo to a disagreement
with his colleagues who desire a revision 1
of the Dreyfus case ; thus a revision of the
case seems assured.
M. Cavalgnac sent the following letter of
resignation to M. Brlsson , premier and j
president of the council :
"I have the honor to send you and beg
you to transmit to the president of the
republic my resignation as minister of war.
There exists a disagreement between us
whith , being prolonged , would paralyze the
government when It must need full unity
of decision.
"I remain convinced of the guilt of Drey
fus and us determined as heretofore to
combat a revision of the case. I do not
i Intend to shirk the responsibility of the
present situation , but I cannot assume
I It without being In accord with the
i chief of the government to which I have
I t the honor to belong. "
Nert Viceroy of India Pny IIU Ilc-
jipcctN to Ilia flrnuloua
( Copyright , 1S9S , by Press Publishing Co.
LONDON. Sept. 3. ( Now York World Ca-
blegram Special Telegram. ) Viceroy
Designate Curzon paid a visit today by
command to Queen Victoria at Balmoral , to
return thanks for his appointment and to
receive the sovereign's personal Instructions
on the spirit with which he should dls-
charge the high trust Imposed In him. Mrs ,
Curzon was formally Included In the command -
mand Invitation to Balmoral , but the queen
excused her from undertaking the Journey
on account of her recent Illness. Both
' Mr. and Mrs. Curzon will bo again cora-
manded to visit the queen before their de
parture for India , when the court Is In
residence nt the Isle of Wight.
I I i The World correspondent learns that Mrs.
Curzon Intends to take the new baby out
with her , the Indian climate being rather
beneficial than otherwise to English-born
i children until they reach 3 years of age.
In the case of the viceroy's children , It will
be seen to that they pass the hot weather ;
In the salubrious air of Simla , and they
will probably not be brought away from
the hills even In the cold season.
Mr. Curzon's health Is , the Tribune regrets
to say , still Indifferent. He was unable to
undertake the fourteen-hour railway Journey
to Balmoral without a break. He Intends to
enjoy a long rest until be starts for Ir.dla.
In fact , he will undergo what Is known as
the rest cure. Owing to bis special trouble '
he passes several hours every day while at
his residence at Relgate priory , on the Surrey ,
Downs , lying down In the open air. Ills
condition Is Improving , although slowly , and
now he has quite convinced himself that the
stress of parliamentary life would have left !
him a chronic Invalid , after another coupla '
of years.
xo auxniiAi. THIJATY or AI.MAXCI i : .
Grrntnn PnrrlKn Olllt-p Drnlcn Some
( . 'urn-lit Humor * .
BERLIN. Sept. 3. The officials of the
German foreign oBlce assert that the reports
of an offensive and defensive alliance hav
ing been concluded between Great Britain
and Germany are entirely without founda
The British ambassador , Sir Frank C.
Lascclles , was asked If an agreement be
tween Great Britain and Germany concernIng -
Ing Africa had been reached. Ho said'
"Such an agreement already exists. Ger
many prefers that England rather than
France should hold Egypt , although all that
Germany expected from the English occupa
tion had not been realized. An Anglo-
German understanding regarding the rest
of Africa also exists. The recent meetings
between t < Mr. Balfour and Count von Halz-
fcldt dealt with other matters. "
Mltor of Saturday llevletr Alinnt tlic
Only One Who I'oncn UN a
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3. ( Now York World Ca-
Telegram. ) The striking
by English sentiment
flitted States since the war Is
the fact that the Satur-
1s the only Journal of standing
-"it still lera\s ; ant-Anierlc'n ; an mus.
aim Is to be sing " > ar In all
jVc , ,5 and probably no deeper ino.lvo undcr-
V < | fcts diatribes against the United States
n.-Crursult of Its mania for singularity. The
coarseness and scurrility of Its language In
creases as friendliness In nil other quarters
becomes more marked. Its editor , Frank
Harris , passed the greater part of his early
life In the states and is a member of the
American bar. Ho first appeared In English
Journalism J < as a socialist of pronounced
views which he sunk when he accepted
some years since the editorship of the eon-
scrvatlve Evening News. From this post
ho passed to the editorial chair of the Fort
nightly Review , a high eiass pur.Ouuuiuiia
Merely among , his predecessors marrying a
wealthy wife. Harris gave up the Fort-
chased the Saturday Review , then nt Its
lowest 1 ebb , Its fortunes conducted on Indc-
pendent lines. The Saturday has not ic-
galned any of Its former prestige under his
control , having no definite policy except
as with Its anti-American ravings the de
sire to attract attention by ruunlng counter
to t general feeling with Insensate violence In
4 of nitKllxli Arlntocrney 1'a-
raded llrfiirt * the World.
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LONDON , Sept. 3. ( New York World Ca-
ilcgram Special Telegram. ) Lady Louisa
loncrleffe , whose daughters have filled a
cry largo space In English society for a
marter of a cen'tury ' , Is dying at the age of
3 at Shllstone House , Leamington. Her
ourth daughter , Lady Harriett , was the
vlfo of Sir Charles Mordaunt and respond-
jnt In the historic divorce suit. Lady Har
riett Is now a resident of Australia , where ,
t Is said , she lives on an allowance of $1,500
a year made by her sisters , the duchess of
\thol Gcorglna , Countess Dudley , Lady
Iclen Forbes and Lady Mulr Mackenzie.
The first three and Lady Harriett were re-
gaided as the lovlest women of 'their ' day
and Countess Dudley vies with the Princess
of Wales In preserving almost In perfection
v beauty over which two generations have
narveled. Lady Moncrlcffe never went Into
society after the Mordauut case , which cast
a shadow on her whole life.
Considerable grumbling is heard because
ho public have had the privilege of paying
upward of $40,000 with no appreciable re-
.urn for the duke of York's ten week's' holi
day , as It Is thought such was specially
commissioned In order fo qualify him for
promotion. But the tcrmv ate n < t suffi
ciently large for that purpose. The leal
origin of this cruise with the consequential
outlay of public money Is atlll less defen
sible. The duke's attachment for a certain
beautiful young princess of German title
has been notorious for some time. Her
husband resents the gossip caused , though
It Is known that the flirtation was entirely
Innocent. He removed the princess dur
ing the London season to his estates In
Germany. The duke became disconsolate.
Nervousness seized him. He hit upon the
Idea of commissioning the Crescent as the
means of diverting his mind , nnd occupy-
Ing his tlmo nnd giving the domestic un
pleasantness tlmo to simmer down. But
gwslp only grew more general , and to
stem the torrent his cruise wts curtailed
and he was met at every post by the
duchess and her children. This arrange
ment was working excellently when the
exiled princess arrived at Cowcs. Where
upon the Crescent steamed straight there ,
The duke's admiration became more dem-
onstratlve than ever , his naval duties were
abandoned , he got tired of the Crescent
and the ship was paid off at a few days'
notice. When the adored princess left
Cowcs the duke came to London nnd duti
fully departed for Copenhagen with the
duchess and Prince Edward. These arc
the facts In the latest royal romance up
to date ; a case of fervid Infatuation on the
duke's side and frankly Innocent delight
on the princess' at the admiration of a future
turo king. What the duchess thinks of It
all Is another story.
Among the Campania's passenger list to
day are Lord nnd Lady Brassey. He Is
going to New South Wales to resume his
duties as governor. Mra. Maturlu Living
ston , Mrs. George Cavendish Bentwlck and
family , Mrs. Ogden Mills and family , Mrs
Balllngton Booth , Miss Ada Rohan , Hon ,
Sperco Lyttclton , a nephew of Mrs. Glad
stone , and Mr. J. Malcora , M. P. , also
sailed. The latter recently resigned n pri
vate secretaryship to Lord Salisbury to go
round the world. He Is the Intimate frlem !
of the duke and duchess of Marlboroush
and author of a burlesque which was
played at the Blenheim festivities last
I'nttl Ilt'poinc" n Hrlton.
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LONDON , Sept. 3. ( New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram. ) Adcllna Pattl
has become naturalized in England after a
continued residence here of twelve years ,
By doing so the diva expresses not only her !
personal preference , but also facilitates the i
bequest of her great fortune , the bulk of '
which she Is credited with intending for a
devlco for charitable objects In this coun
Herman Toriioilo Ilont SluUii.
BERLIN , Sept. 3. The recent northwest
itorm which swept across the Baltic sank
a German torpedo boat and severely dam-
d the whole German torpedo flotllU.
_ > of the torpedo boats barely reached :
hior. .
" " " " " " " " " " " * " " "
I IliiNMlaii ICeroNene Factor } ' .
ST. PETERSBURG. Sept. 3. A dispatch
from Baku , .on the Caspian sea , announces
i that the Mussanagljeff kerosene factory Is
In flames and that 300,000 poods of oil have
been consumed.
Morrinriit * of Ocean VcHnrli , Sept. It-
At Now York Sailed Bulgaria , for Ham
burg ; Lucanla , for Liverpool ; La Touralne ,
for Havre ; Workeiidam. for Rotterdam ;
Fulda , for Naples ; Pennland. for Southamp
ton ; Ethiopia , for Glasgow : Norge , for Cop
enhagen. Arrived Etrurla , from Liverpool ' ;
NoinUilc. from Liverpool.
At Bremen Sailed WUmar , for New
At Liverpool Arrived Canada , from Boa-
ton.At Southampton Arrived Noordland.
from New York.
At Boston Arrived Catalonia , from Liv
At Southampton Sailed Rhlneland , for
At New York Arrived Statedam , from '
At Queenitown Arrived Umbrla , from
New York , for Liverpool.
President's Party Visits Troops Encamped at
Montauk Point.
flommander-in-Ohief Carefully Examines All
Division Hospitals.
Many Pathetic Scano3 Enacted Beside Cots of
Sick and Dying.
( ieneral .loe AVIieelcr Introduce * tlic
rrcMdent to tin * Soldlcrx , to Whom
He I'ayn < ilo\\lnu TrllntlcH In
n Few Wi'II tJliosinVorilx. .
3. . President McKlnley spent five hours In
the camp today bareheaded moat of the
time visiting the sick In the hospitals and
Inspecting j the well In their cantonments.
He . made a speech to the assembled In
fantrymen , reviewed the cavalrymen , ex
pressed his opinion of the camp to the
reporters and Issued an order directing the
regulars to return to their stations cast
f the Mississippi. With the president wore
lee President Hobart , Secretary Alger , At-
orney General Grlggs , Senator Redlleld
rector of Vermont , Brigadier General
: agan , commissary of the army ; Brlgad.or
cneral Ludlngton , quartermaster of the
rmy ; Colonel Henry Hecker und Secre-
arles to the President Porter nnd Cortel-
The ladles of the party were Mrs. Algcr
nd Miss Hecker , a daughter of Colonel
General Wheeler , his staff and nearly
very onicer of prominence In the camp
net the president at the station except
> nernl Shatter , who Is Ktlll In detention ,
nd General Young , who fell and broke
its arm last night. After greetings and
ntroductlons on the railway platform the
iresldont took General Wheeler's arm nnd
vent to a carriage.
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt of ' Rough
Riders was among a group of horsemen
nearby. Mr. McKlnley saw him and got
3tit of the carriage to speak to him.
Colonel Roosevelt hastily dismounted and
usseled with a gauntlet for fifteen seconds
BO thai , ungloved , he might shako hands.
The column of carriages wound up a hill ,
escorted by the Third Cavalry regiment
and the mounted band of the Sixth cavalry.
The party paused a moment on the hill
and the president looked out on the wide ,
undulating cape , waterbound on either side ,
nnd whitened on the levels and hilltops by
the tents of 18,000 men , laid out In geometric
metric lines.
Mr. McKlnley drove to General Shatter's
tent In the detention camp. The general ,
who was flushed and weak from a mlM
case of malarial fever , was In full
uniform , sitting in a chnlr at the door
of the tent. He tried to rise , but Mr. Mc
Klnley said :
Stay where you are , general. Yon ore
entitled to rest. "
The president congratulated Genera
Shatter on the Santiago campaign nnd nfte
n rest proceeded to the general hoapltal.
The soldiers recently arrived on the trans
ports and detained In the detention section
of the camp lined up Irregularly on eacl
sldo of 'the road and cheered. Mr. McKln
ley took off his straw hat then and scarcely
more than put It on for more than a minute
or two at a time during the remainder of
the progress through the camp.
Soldier * Cheered and r.nconriiRod.
Miss Wheeler , a daughter of the general ,
happened to be In the first row of the hos
pital tents and she showed the president
through her division. General Wheeler an
nounced In each ward : "Boys , the presi
dent has come to see you , " or , "Soldiers ,
the president of the United States. " Some
of 'the soldiers slept on unconscious , some
listlessly raised upon hclr elbows , others
feebly clapped their hands. Mr. McKinley
gcntlv shook hands with many and at every
cot he paused an Instant nnd If he saw
the sick man looking ht him ho bowed In
a direct and personal way.
In the second ward the president encoun
tered Sergeant John A. Alexander , Company
D , First Illinois , who has a fever , nnd ho
was rather startled to hear General
Wheeler announce the president. The ser
geant half raised up on his cot. Mr. Mc
Klnley , attracted by the movement , took
Alexander's hand and sold : "I am sorry
to EOO you BO sick. I hope that you aru
getting better. "
"Thank you , I think I shall get well. "
"Do you wish for anything ? " Inquired
General Wheeler. "No , I have everything
good for me , I guess , " Alexander replied
wearily ; " but I wish I were home. "
"I hope wo may soon get you there , "
Bald Mr. McKlnley.
He had many such bits of talk with the '
men and seemed to be In no hurry. He
almost outwore the patience of all his paity
by his slow-going through ward nffr ward. I
When seemingly all the wards of the general 1J
oral hospital had been gone through and [ ( j
I j | the president \\aa about to get into a ca-
rlage Attorney General Grlggs detained
I "Miss Wheeler has told me , " said ho ,
"of a Lieutenant Prado , who Is In a tent
back here by himself and he Is In a dyln ?
condition. He has asked about your coming
ing and Miss Wheeler has promised that
you shall Bee him. "
"Certainly , let us go to him , " Mr. Mc
Klnley said.
Introduced to Soldier * .
The others of the party discreetly re
mained outside of the tent. The president
reappeared with the nurse a minute or two .
later. Ills eyes were moist and downcast.
The day was hot. Mr. McKlnley wore
a black frock coat with a waistcoat. The
perspiration streamed from bis face. A
glass of apolllnaris was offered to him ,
but he decline to drink , saying ho was
too warm.
Ho then proceeded to the Infantry plain ,
as it ts called. The men of the Ninth Mas
sachusetts , the First Illinois , the Eighth
Ohio , the Thirteenth , Twenty-first , Twenty-
second and Tenth regiments or Infanry
were assembled without arms. About 5.000
j men stood In close order. General Wheeler
said :
The president of our great country has
come here to greet the soldiers that marched
so gallantly up San Juan bill on July 1. He
comes here to express ilic nation's thauhs
to these bravo men. I wish tu iv'.i you that
when the president sent me here two wccU (
ago to command this camp ho enjoined me
In the most cmphatiu language that "j
Hhoulit. tti'tiout rraril to expense , exvrclm
any and every authority necessary to raaKt-
comfortable this body of bravo men , who
I by their couracc. liava raiivxl thu r tiMt > itr >
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Fourteenth Sunday Ad inlnNlon , i ! . > e.
At tinCroiiiiitNt
- [ ! ! < > p. in , , Mexican Hand , ( lovcrn-
inenl HiilldliiK.
4 i C'arinaii Military Hand nt
Kan.NiiN ItiillilliiK.
7 I > . in. , Mexican Hand , lira ml I'lnr.a.
to the highest position among the great na
tions of theearth. . I have the honor nnd
pleasure of Introducing to you the president
of the United States.
President McKlnley , In response , said :
General \Vheolcr , Soldiers of Camp Wl-
koff , Soldiers of the Fifth Army Corps : I
trubt you will put your hats on. I am glnd
to mci you. 1 am honored to stand before
you today. I bring you the gratitude of the
nation to whos-a history you have added by
your valor : i new and glorious page. You
bavo com-3 homo after two months of severe
campaigning whloh has embraced assault ,
slcgo and bi.ttle , EO brilliant In achievement ,
so far-reaching In results as to command the
unstinted prulso of all your countrymen.
You had the brunt of the battle on land.
You bore yourselves with supreme courage
and your personal bravery , never before ex
celled anywhere , has won the admiration of
the citlzenn and the respect of all mankind , i
whlla your endurance under pressure of trial
and suffering has given added meaning to
your heroism. Your exertions made easy
the conquest of Porto Rico under the resist
less army commanded by Major General
Miles , aad behind you to proceed at a mo
ment' : ' summons were more than 20" ° no of
your comrades ready to support you , dis
appointed that the opportunity which you
had did not come o ' ' - > -
ru , yt filled with
prldo nt your well-earned fame and rejoic
ing with you on your signal victories.
You wore on the line of battle no less than
you wcro In the line of duty. All bavo
served their country In Its need , all will
servo It so long ns they may be required
nnd all will forever have the thanks and
regard of u grateful people.
Wo cannot bid you welcome hero today
without our hearts go out to the heroen of
' Manila on sea and land , whoso services nnd
sacrifices , wl'oae courage and constancy 111
that far-dlstnnt field of operations have
never boon surpassed by any soldiers or
sailors the world over. To the prmv nr'i ;
the volunteers , and to the providence which
! , < ! v-ntchp , ] over tlipm all , the nation today
Is full of thnnt--'irlvltiir nnd praise.
The bravo officers and men who ' "
battle and those who have dlod from ex
posure nnd Blcknossi will llvo In Immnr'al
storv nnd their memories will be perpetuated i
In the hoartR nnd hlctnrles of a generous i
people nnd the e who are dependent imnn
them will not bo no"kcted bv the Rnvrn-
nient for which they so freely sacrificed their
The soldiers cheered many times. The
F.lghth Ohio , which Is sometimes called the |
' j
President's Own , was particularly noisy.
\Va Xot Afraid of Fi vi > r.
The party went from here to the deten
tion hospital by the road In the rear of the
general hospital. In passing the graveyard , |
In which sixty or seventy plain now wooden ]
crosses were near the road on the left , the
president solemnly raised his hat. Mr. Me- I
Klnley went through all the wards of the '
detention hospital In the same way ho had 1 !
gone through those of the general hospital. |
When he came to the last ward Major R. T.
Robert said : "This Is n dangerous ward , "
and turning to Secretary of War Algcr In
quired , "Do you think the president had j
better go In hero ? " I
Mr. McKlnley , without waiting to hear j
what General Alger's reply would be , started i
' Into the ward. General Alger nnd the others
of the party remained outside. The presi
dential party then drove through lines of
cavalry drawn upon either sides of the road.
Among them wcro the Rough Riders , the
Second , Sixth , Tenth and First regular cav-
airy. The Third regulars were still acting
as the president's escort. Mr. McKlnley > i
then drove to General Wheeler's headquarters - j !
' quarters and sat under the shade of a tent
fly for awhile. Secretary Algcr and General !
i ' Wheeler were with him. The president
saw Colonel John Jacob Astor In a group
a few yards away and he beckoned to the
J i colonel , who went over , shook hands with
the president and sat a few minutes In |
the party. The president and those with '
him took lunch with General Wheeler and I
his stntf. After lunch the president , Mr. | I
AlGer , General Wheeler and Colonel Hard t'f j '
tht > Eighth Ohio were photographed In u '
group. The president Issued an order dlrect-
ing that the regular troops at Camp Wlkoff ,
' whoso posts are east of the Mississippi ,
should return with the least possible delay
to their posts.
The presidential party then went down to
the station and left on a special train at
10:50. : On the train Mr. McKlnley made this
statement :
s"I was much pleased to meet the heroes
I of Santiago and to observe their splendid
i spirit. What I saw of the care of the sick
men In the hospitals by those In charge
and by the noble women engaged In that
work was especially gratifying to me. "
Vice I'rcNldcnl' * IdeiiH.
Vice President Hobart Eald : "I am not an
army olllcer and have not a full experience
In judging of camp systems , but It scorned
i to me that Camp Wlkoff wua admirably
r.daptcd for army purposes at thU time as n '
camp for rci-upermlon. The hoapltals and
hospital service seem perfect In nppoii t-
mcnts and well adapted for the rapid te-
, .
I ( Con'lnued on Bfond I'OEC.J
Second Nebraska Volunteer Infantry is in
Quarters at Fort Omaha.
Soldiurs Snrved by the City's Most Gracious
Dailies aud Fairest Maidens.
All the Boys Got All They Want to Eat
During the Afternoon.
lletnrn of Ihe llo > n from Chlcliu-
umiiHa .Made 'Solahlc liy Their
I'rlendn anil ItelnlU ! - . < anil
Ihe reople In Cent-rill.
The soldiers of the Second Nebraska regi
ment ixpoilenced no dllllculty In sleeping
last night. Thoroughly tired out with their
three months ami more of hard camp llfo
in the hills of Georgia far awny , sere and
dirty from their extraordinarily long Jour
ney homo on tlu < railroad , they lay down
lu | , , the barracks at Camp ticorge I ) . MUkle-
juhn last night well pleased at the prospect
of a night's good rest.
They had Been some of their friends and
many of their kin folk , they bad had u c.liauco
to talk it nil over with them and tnoy
had enjoyed a good meal at the hands of
the Omuha women. Some of them had
taken short trips around the , ulty and .1
few f had enjoyed the luxury of n visit to the
expos.tton grounds , but most hail not and
loaned \\lth pleasant anticipation to their
frco admission on next Wednesday. The
men reached the camp early aud for the
ilrst time In nearly four months slept In
their homo state. They had something mora
than n blanket between themselves and the
giound und they closed their eyes with the
realization that In the morning they would
not wake up wrapped up In wet clothing
and blankets. With an opportunity to
stretch out their limbs and sleep under a
roof once again , the boys went to bed hap
pier than they have been for it long time.
Visitors to the camp today will find n dif
ferent set of men than those who arrived
hero early yesterday morning.
Square Meal at theFort. .
The welcome of the people of Omaha to
the Second Nebraska regiment took a very
substantial and pleasing form yesterday
afternoon when over 1.000 soldiers were thu
guests of honor at an elaborate dinner fcurvud
by the good women of this city. From brand
now tables , covered with the whitest linen ,
spread In the shade of the tall maples efFort
Fort Omaha , the volunteers tito what they
declared with much emphasis to be the vtry
best meal they had tasted for four months.
Every circumstance favored the gala oc
casion. The weather gods wcro most kindly
disposed and held off the rain which linn
been In prospect for several days lu order
that the banquet might bo uproad beneath
a clear sky. There was a refreshing breezu
from the north that gave llfo to the llni ;
under which the volunteers enlisted and
cooled the few warm rays of the sun that
succeeded In penetrating the shade of the
big maple trees. All of the committees
worked In complete harmony and their
many members tolled very faithfully to make
the soldiers feel that the citizens of Omaha
wcro sincerely glad of their return.
Took Ttvo CallN to llrliiK 'Km.
It was after 1 o'clock when dinner was
served on the tables north of the paradu
grounds. The soldiers were tardy In respond
ing to the first call for dinner. As some of
the sweet home-made bread that had been
cut began to get dry the second call for
dinner i sounded and then the Holillcr boyn
made ; double time In securing convenient
scats . at the tables assigned to them. Each
company of the regiment had a table to Itself
and all were equally well served. The boys
from the farms and western towns of the
state were rihown Just as much attention and
kindness as the Omaha Guards and the Lln-
coin Light Infantry. Colonel Hills and hh
Btaff eat down with Company E at a table
west of the others , where he could survey
the land of great plenty anil the tables of
rich promise.
The menu was made up of
wholesome food , well cooked and
agreeably seasoned. There was chicken
and roast beef In great plenty.
Splendid coffee was served. The good bread
and butter was relished as much as any-
thing and the Ice cream and the cigars that
appeared as the last courses were so good
that some of the soldier boys Just could not
keep from laughing , they felt BO tickled.
There was more than enough for all ami
some of the visitors took advantage of tha
occasion to swallow a good square meal for
themselves while- talking to the soldiers.
So liberally did the good housewives of
Omaha , the merchants , the hotel keeper *
and other citizens of this city and tha
packers of South Omaha respond to the re-
quest for donations of food for the soldiers
that there was enough left over to mora
than fill forty baskets. Baskets of toma-
toes , melons , grapes and other fresh fruit.
hundred of loaves of bread und many pounds
of chicken and beef were collected after
ward und turned over to the commissary
department of the regiment to furnish thre
good Sunday meals for the returned volun-
How It 'XX'nn Mannnrd.
The testimonial banquet was a distinct BUC-
CO ° H. Mrs. George A. Hoagland , the ofllclent
chairwoman of the women's committee , wa
here , there and everywhere. The work of
organization among the committees , largely
did much to make the event
the success It was. The citizens' committee ,
of which Frank 13. Moores was chairman
and W. G. Shrlver secretary , displayed thn
good results of Its work. The mayor was
unable to bo prnscnt , but was repre
sented by his private secretary , J. II. Adams.
Mrs. Hoazland was assisted by
Mrs. Frank Cofpctzer , Mrs. I'urvls , Mrs.
Gilbert , Mrs. Moore and Airs. Conant trre
her chief lieutenants. The tables wcra
presided over by the following patronesses :
Company A , Mrs. Nichols ; Company D ,
Mrs. Ollle Davenport ; Company C , Mra.
Kennedy ; Company I ) , Mrs. HUley ; Com
pany E , Mrs. McKenna ; Company F , Mrs.
Shrlver ; Company G. Mrs. Conant ; Com
pany H , Mrs. Furay ; Coiuivany I , Mrs.
Lewis ; Company K , Mrs. Jensen ; Company
L , Mrs. I'armeleo ; Company M , Mra.
Ilroatch. The heads of the principal sub
committees were : Chicken , Mrs. Moore ;
cake and pic , Mrs. Forby ; cicam , butter
and sugar , Mrs. I'lirvln , and beef. M/s.
Ward. Two score pretty young women acted
as wul'.resHOH at the dozen tables. Horns
noticed exchanging rhU'Ki'ii sweet
meats for hardtack , buttons and other mil
itary souvenirs were Mianou J.ydla Moore ,
Frances Wcsstlls , Huth Wetter. Allco Wt'l-
ler. Helen Iloagland , Fannie Cole , Ethel