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INTRODUCED BY NEWLANDS OF NEVADA
Attaw sf Bo!ttis Undf ITaion Hawaii
ADVOCATES ABSOLUTE. POLI 'REEtOM
Ultimata Plan ii to -top Itit,
6iu rAVortt reduction of sugar tar..
)lee.niiends Twenty-Flee Per Ceet
DcrH la Consideration ' ef ,
Preferential Bates te
WABHINGTOtf. Fb. 8. Reprentttv
Nwlnd of Nevada, of th waye and meanit
aomnilttee, who vu the author of the reso
lution annexing Hawaii, today Introduced a
Joint resolution, Inviting the republic ot
Cuba to become a part of the United 8tatea,
first aa a territory and then aa a itate of
the cnlon, to be called the state of Cuba,
also authorising a 55 per cent reduction of
duty on the present crop of Cuban sugar. In
consideration of Cuba'a granting preferen
tial rates to the United etatea. The reso
lutions confine the IS per cent reduction of
duties to the period prior to January 1.
The provisions aa to annexation are as
In the meantime the republlo of Cuba I;
Invited to bcoin a part of the United
States of America, and her people to be
come citizens of the United State, with
th aiiranr that Cuba will be entitled
at first to a territorial form of government
under the constitution and laws of the
Vnited States, with a delegate In congress
to represent her people, and that ultimate
Statehood will be granted, when. In the
Judgment of congress, it la advisable to
Ami fitfett Inr.fiii1tnr -tich nthar West
I Indies belonging to the United States as
may be deemed advisable, as a single
elate in the union, to be called the state of
Cabaaa Apparently Willing.
Mr. Newlands, in explanation of bis res
All those who have appeared to voire
. Cuba'a newts and requirements have Indl-
cated that an Invitation to Cuba of annex
ation would be accepted.
Annexation by force would not be Justi
fied. It must be accomplished, if at all,
by the free act of the 'Juban people. At
present there is no machinery In Cuba by
which the popular will ran be teated, but
the Cuban constitution haa been adopted.
' The Cuban congress will meet In Feb
ruary, a Cuban government will be or-
Iranlsed and the United States will then
eave the government and control of the
inland to Its people. Cuba then will be
In a position to express her will, and It is
only necessary to tide over the present
emergency by a temporary measure, such
as I have Introduced, reducing the duty
on Cuban sugar one-fourth for one year
and Inviting Cuba to become a part . ot
the United Slates under a territorial form
of government, under the constitution, her
people to be cltlsens, not subjects, with
the ultimate result of statehood.
Will Get Political freedom.
In coming into our political union Cuba
of freedom and with It a large market for
Varied products. Thoee products will not
threaten our sugar Industry so seriously
as they would under reciprocal trade rela
tions, fo:- the re anon that the restricted
labor laws of this country. will apply and
will raise the cost of production to auch an
extent as to prevent overstimulation of her
Industries, while her supplies will he bought
In the high protected markets of this coun
try. Instead of the cheap markets ot the
world. I much prefer political union, for
that Involves the beet kind of commercial
union that can be eatabllnhed between the
two countries. Such annexation Is entirely
In line with the traditional policy of the
When the time for statehood comes Cuba,
Porto Rico and other West Inc.lan Islands
in our posseoslon can be Incorporated Into
the union as one state, thus doing away
with the danger of over-representation In
. NOT REVIVAL OF FORCE BILL
Congressman Crsmsseker Esplaias
the Messing ef His Reso
WASHINGTON, Feb. . Repreaentatlva
fcrumpacker of Indiana, author of the reso
lution presented to tha republican caucua
Monday night and to be further considered
at a cauoua next Monday night, authorises
the following statement as to the general
purposes of tha movement to correct any
Impression that it ta la tha nature of a
"Tha resolution submitted to tha caucus
was designed to secure a full and thorough
Investigation of tha suffrage queatlon. not
only in the south, but In all the statea that
have imposed material restrictions upon
manhood suffrage. There Is a general be
lief that a number of atatea have dis
franchised a large portion of their cttlseiis;
- that the colored population, by tha opera
tion of state laws, la entirely eliminated
as a political quantity, and yet It counta
tn apportioning representation among tha
atstes. It la the general belief that tha
southern states have at leaa thirty-live
representetlvea in the house and tha alec
toral college resting upon a fictitious basis.
If thla be found to be true In fact, and
representation be reduced accordingly aa
the constitution Imperatively requires. It
would go a long way toward settling tha
race question. Such a method would have
none of the characteristics ot a tores bill.
It would require no force for Its execution,
Disfranchisement would suffer a reduction
t political power, which they could regain
by educating their cltliena and admitting
thsm to tha privilege of the ballot. Tha
Whole queatlon would rest with those statea.
"But the caucus is asked simply to au
thorlie a thorough Investigation of the
whole question through a congressional
committee specially appointed and equipped
tor that purpose, and when tha facta aa
they really exlat are laid before congress
and tha country auch action may then be
taken as the situation requires."
CLEQ IS ON THE INCREASE
Show Enormea Galas la Pla.ts and
Capital la Last De
cade. WASHINGTON, Feb. I. Th census bu
reaii baa Issued aa advance bulletin on the
Saaaufetur of oleomargarine la the United
States. It shows that the number of etab
Ilstmeuts Increased from twelve to twenty
(our between 1810 and 1900, with a total
capital Investsd ot t3.0S3.e48, aa lncressi o
IT per cent. Other items given axe:
Wage earners. 1.085 ; Increase, 311 per
cent. Total wages. 34.lt: lacrosse. 348
per cent. Miscellaneous expenses. 83.48$.
1(4; Increase, 846 par cent. CojI of aa
terlals used, 8T,83,601; Increase. 3-1 er
cent. Value ot the pioducts. 111. OSS.. 25
increase, 318 per cent. Olsomsrgirlne man
vfactured as a by-product by slaughtering
and aasat pecking establishments is not lV
tiuOsd, la Ubst aiatUUoa,
RHEA LOSES SEAT IN HOUSE
Denneerat from Kentucky Is to De
Sareceded by Republican
WASHINGTON, Feb. S. House election
committee No. 1 today decided the con
tested election case of McKenile Moss
against Representative Rbea (dem.) ot Ken
tucky for the seat ot the Third Kentucky
district In favor ot the contestant, recom
mending the unseating ot Mr. Rhea. The
vote was on party lines, the democrats
voting against unseating their colleague.
The contest Is one involving alleged elec
The petition of members of the house ot
representatives addrossed to the ways and
means committee asking that no legislation
on Cuba be framed which shall Injuriously
Xffect American industries has now reached
ventjr-flve signatures, mainly of repub-
members. The members of the Mich-
delegation whose constituencies em
t -arge business Industries first circu
lar v. the petition and within the laat few
days Representative W. A. Smith of Mich
igan has had the matter In hand, with the
result of bringing the aignaturea up to the
' Representative McCall and other mem
bers of tha waya and means committee have
received letters from General Wood, mili
tary governor of Cuba, similar Is general
character to those seat senators and point
ing out the dealrabllty cf granting conces
sions to Cuba. The letters to ways and
means committee members art typewritten
duplicates and set forth in substanc the
views General Wood has expressed la in
terviews. Tie ways and means ccmmlttee gave a
hearing today to ex-Secretary John O. Car
lisle In support of tha measure to re
fund the duties and accumulated interest
paid on Porto Rico imports and exports
during the transition stage preceding the
Foraker act. The -ilalms aggregate about
The legislative, Judicial and executive
appropriation bill, carrying the appropria
tions for numerous branches of the gov
ernment service, was completed today by
the house committee on appropriations.
It carries $25,198,'jS9. or about $500,000
below the estimates. In the Item increas
ing specific salaries, "S6 such increases are
on account of rural free delivery. It is
proposed In the bill to continue for an
other year the temporary force of employes
now In the Tressury. War and Postottlce
departments whose services are necessary
because of increased work inctdent to the
war with Spain.
The Oklahoma appropriations have a Urn
Itatlon against the removal of the capital
or contracting for a capltol building.
The anti-anarchist bill, which will be
reported to the house in a day or two, con
tains one feature not heretofore alluded
to. This is a provision giving to foreign
ambassadors and ministers accredited to
Washlngt6n protection against assaulta and
punishing, with death, any such assault
which results in the death of a foreign
ambassador or minister. '
DANIELS CASE IN BALANCE
He Mast gatlsfy President that His
"' Record Is Clear of Int- '
, ' wrlaonateat.
WASHINGTON, Feb. &. Ia the executive
aeaslon of tha aerate today the decision ot
the nomination of Ben Daniels to be mar
she.! of tho territory ot Arizona was con
tinued. Senator Hoar, as chairman of the
committee on Judiciary, which reported
favorably on the nomination, explained
that Daniels' commission had already been
issued, rendering it Impracticable to con
aider Senator Teller'a proposition to re
consider the rote.
Further report was made to the ef
feet that the president had begun an ex
aminatlon of the cass on bla own respond
blllty, by wiring to Cheyenne for partlcu
lars concerning the man who was imprts
oned there and who Is suppoaed to have
been Daniels and by telegraphing to Dan
tela himself, instructing him not to enter
on the discharge of his dutiea until the
charges made could be Investigated.
was stated that there waa some doubt as
to the Identity ot Daniels with tha Wy
With these explanations the matter waa
dropped for the time. Senators generally
express the opinion that It the chargea
prove to bo true Daniels will be discharged
from office. . ,
Wyoming- Thlaks It Another Daalels,
CHEYENNE. Wyo., Feb. 5. (Special
Telegram.) No such person as Benjamin F.
Daniels ever served in the Wyoming pent
tentlsry, , but a man named Benjaml
Danlols, with no middle initial, spent three
and a half years there.
Benjamin Daniels waa convicted of steal
tng goreroment property at Fort Rusiel In
1871 and was sentenced to two years at
bard labor. He appealed his cass to th
territorial supreme court and was grsnted
a new trial. He had been Indicted on two
counta and the second trial resulted tn con
vlctlon. He wss sentenced to three and
half years by Judge J. 8. Seaner. Judge
Melville C. Brown, now Judge ot the district
ot Alaska, waa United States attorney here
at that time.
Danlela entered the penitentiary on June
It. 1(80, and was released ia August, 1883.
He left the state and went to Nsw Mexico.
Nothing haa been heard of him since that
time. It la tha opinion here that the Ben
Jamla Danlela appointed marshal ot Arl-
tona Is not the Benjamin Daniels that
aerved time In the Wyoming penitentiary. '
CARRIES OUT SHAW'S THEORY
Bill latrodaeed la Hans ReapectlnaT
Depoalt of Sarpla Govern
WASHINGTON. Feb. 6. Repreaentatlva
Pugsley of Nsw Yora. a member of the
house banking and currency committee, to
day introduced a till on the general lines
of Secretary Shr.w's letters respecting the
deposit ot surplus government funds under
certain conditions with national banks.
The bill taveeta the secretary with wide
discretion in the deposit or recall of the
treasury funds, but authorizes him to maks
deposits with national banks' having not
loss than 1100,000 capital and surplus ot
1100,000-of suh portion of the surplus treas
ury funds above 350,000.000 as may aeeni
proper to prevent abarrpllon ot money la
the federal treasury.
No oie beak ia to receive deposits of
more thsa 60 per cent ot its combined cap
ital and Its surplus. Unless United States
bonds are deposited as securities the banks
shall pay Interest oa government deposits
of sot less than 3 per cent per annum.
These deposits ar made a first Ilea on
The bill specially vovldss tlist it shall
mot affect exUting depositories. The author
ot the bill estimates that under it the gov
ernment surplus would bs deposited with
80S bank, instead ef th comparatively
snail number aow entitled to told govern-
LEASE OF GRAZING LANDS
Bouts DaktU Iaditnt Sk ta Bealrain
Actiai sf OorarsmaiU
OMAHA MAN MADE
A MESSENGER I
Ernest DJareea Appointed oa ear's
Fowler Starts for
(From a Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. (Special Tele
gram.) Papera were aerved today on Sec
retary Hitchcock and Indian Commissioner
Jones by tha supreme court of the District
of Columbia asking them to show causa
why they should not be restrained from
approving certain leases for Indian grat
ing lands in South Dakota. Hearing In the
case will be held February 13. The offi
cials express the belief that no injunction
will be Issued by the court. They assert
that they have acted in accordance with
the law and that the objection ot the pres
ent plan of leasing lands at Standing Rock
cornea only from a amall minority of tha
band. It la stated that the Indians at this
agency, in council assembled, approved the
leasing proposition, and that the objectora
were heard from only after bids were
called by advertisement In tha newspapers
Indian Commissioner Jonea bad another
bearing before the senate committee last
The South Dakota delegation Is not
united in opposition to the leasing of
Indian grazing lands in that state. Sen
ator Klttredge aald today that he advo
cated the leasing ot lands, but that some
changes might well be made in tha dls
trtcts as marked out by the officials. Rep
reaentatlve Burka is opposed to the prin
ciple. He says it will delay the opening
of Indian lands in the state and thus re
tard its full and complete development.
Omaha Men Made Messenger.
Through the influence of Senator Mil
lard. Ernest Djureen of Omaha wan today
appointed messenger to Senator Quay'
committee on organization, conduct and
expenditures ot the executive departmenta.
Mr. jureen lor tne past two years
been employed in the folding room of the
nouse ot representative.
Representative Fowler of New Jersey,
chairman of the committee on DanKing ana
currency of the house, and Congressman
Burkett win leave Monday tor uncoin,
wnere congressman rowier wu aenver an
address at the annual dinner of the Young
Men'a Republican club the evening ot Lin-
com a birthday.
Congreesman Bhallenberger bin for tne
relief of George R. Chlery, and Repre- I
sehtatlve Stark' bill for the relief ot John
Fisher were reported favorably today. ,
There is hardly a national bank in N-
braaka or Iowa but haa written letter to l
congressmen .from the several districts I
urging that the tax be taken off the capital
stock ot .banks, and these requests and
petitions are becoming ao numerous that
the congressmen find it almost impossible
to answer all questions regarding thla mat
ter. . .'.
The decision ot the way and mesne com
mlUee. t reduce ta wacrvouw-laeiwo 4
the reduction ot the tax on the capital atock
ot bank roid.lt ia: believed this measure
will have a large majority when It cornea
before the house for final action. . I
HOI.C .1 .-rn..
Concressmaa 8tark today filed a brief
setting forth the advantages that would
accrue if a public building should be erected
at York, NeD. Mr. stark nas introduced a
hill rarrvlnv an annrnnrlatlon of 175.000
tor a building at that plac and Is receiv
ing substantial backing from Postmaster
T. E. Sedgwick and other business men.
Senator Millard today recommended the
appointment of Henry M. Walker to be
postmaster at St. Michael, Buffalo county.
L. D. Richards, accompanied by Senator
Millard, called on the supervising archl-
tect of the Treasury department In relation
to a lock which he desire the department
to accept. The expert of the department.
It la understood, thinks favorably of tha
lock, and ha asked for another conference
with Mr. Richards tomorrow.
"Incidentally, tho Fremont postmsster
ship was discussed," ssld Senator Millard,
but so far as I have any knowledge, thlnga
are In about the same condition they were
week ago, and w ara no nearer a aolutlon
of the difficulty."
John Steen. formerly of Wahoo, who Is
now Interested tn a land syndicate ia Texaa,
has written friends ot bis In Washington
asking for their help to secure him tb
poatmastersblp at Geraldlne, a new office
which it is desired to establish.
Hearing; ea Bowersock Bill.
Th house committee on publlo lands.
ot which Major Lacey of Iowa la chair
man, gave a hearing tsday to F. C. Lusk,
chairman of the cattlemen's association,
sod John P. Irish, who appeared before the
commltUv. in advocacy of tho Bowersock
bill to authorize the leaelcg of Indian
lands. While they were accorded close at
tention, it is pretty generally known that
the committee doea not favor the meas
ure. Its chances lor favorable action are
extremely small, and th same fate Is ex
pected tor Senator Millard's bill, which he
introduced by request at the Instance of
th big cattle syndicates of tha west.
A delegation of six Rosebud Indiana la
her to appear before th secretary ot tha
interior on matters pertaining to that de-
Personals and Departmeat Note,
A rural free delivery route will be es
tablished March 1 at Grime, Polk county,
Ia., with Stella Butler aa carrier. The
area covered 1 thirty aquar mile and
th population la 650. Th postoffic at
Rldgedale will be discontinued and mall
ssnt to Grime.
Iowa Winnie De'Haan, Chlaholm, Mon
roe county; L. W. Nelson, Glendon, Guth
South Dakota E. P. Zunke), Wltteoburg,
Adam Breeds of Hastings, editor of the
Hastings Trlbuns, Is in Washington.
Mrs. T. B. McArtlon ot Sioux Falls is
Congressman Thomas of tba Bloux City
district today aald he expected to decide
th Sioux City postmastershlp within a few
daya. There are three candidates for the
place. the present postmaster. Mr. Helzer.
lormeriy or tae bioux my journal, neing
one of them.
W. H. Green was confirmed today a re
ceiver of ths land olllc at Lincoln. Aa aoon
aa hi bond ha been approved hi commie-
ion will be forwarded.
Keen Children la Paelerlee.
COLUMBIA, 8. C. Feb. 8. The house of
reprmentauvea or mis state tndav killed
the Mil to lirohtbit little rhlMre'n from
working In the cotton factories of this
state. Tn vote was M to bz. Had all
the memtwrs ben present and voted It Is ,ln, tha rhliuaa alona maa nnt tn h
clalmod that it would have pa-erd by one I cnines alone waa not to tba
vvte, Th ae&ato p-saed It but. y-, publta latrU
dutch puzzle Salisbury
Netherlands' Rat Is aa Enigma ta
tha Venerable British
LONDON, Feb. 5". Lord (Salisbury, tha
Pr'mler unveiled a iire-sizea statue oi id
late queen at th Constitutional club to
Bpeaklng at a dinner after tha unveiling
the premier referred to tha recent Dutch
note In a tone, for him, of unusual flippancy.
Ha said that doubtless some of hi audi
tors thought It but a trick to catch a cabinet
Minister and extract from him soma In
formation concerning that abortive crisis
which had lately filled columns In the news
papers. He doubted, however. If they would
extract much. For 'himself, he waa un
able to Imagine the object ot the Dutch, for
whose friendly feelings he had the greatest
admiration, but he could not see the pre
cise object they hoped to gain by thla curi
There is no longer any question of sen
tlment," continued Ixird Salisbury. "We
have entered upon a matter ot business
which we must push through. Whst ws
are now seeking Is security. Any peace
which recognizes fully tha rights of the
sovereign and given us. security for the em
pire we should accept, not only -with will
ingness, but with delight. It I useless to
tell us to behhve o as to leave a pleasant
recollection in the minds ot those with
whom we are fighting. ' The only result that
can compensate for the sacrifice of blood
and treasure is that for the future there
ahall be security In that part' fff the empire
on which the ambition ot Mr. Kruger has
poured ths abundance ot sorrow and deso
IMPERIAL YACHT ON THE WAY
Hohensollera Lands at St. Thomas aad
Will goo a Head for New
ST. THOMAS, D. W. I., Feb. 8. The Oer
man imperial yacht Hohensollera, which
left Kiel January 18 and touched at Gibral
tar Januarv SI. arrived hers this mornlnc,
Aamlral Count von Baudlssln. commander,
.... hmtd thft .eh, ,tld thttt
Hohenzollern bad had an uausut lly fine
-oyago through the North sea over ibe bay
0f Blscar and tha Atlantic, and that no In-
cident of importance occurreJ. Uohenzol-
ier .111 teiiv. aoon for Bermuda. At Ber
mua- .v. vht wir. coM and remain one
daT n)1 a hif.- it will then leave tor New
York and hopc,:to mRe the run from Ber-
muda to tnat port , fort ho1T; - it may
awaIt flBe wealBr at Bermuda.
Admirsl Von Riudlssln exoressed -lees
ur, at nlg approaching visit to the United
Hohenzollern la a ,Jcagntficnt boat. It
rooms are flniihed In bird's -eye maple and
r0gewood and are beautifully papered and
decorated wi;.n quantities of picture, pho-
tograph and sketches collected during the
tours made by Fmperor Wlliiath. '
i : :
CAPTURE ' DEWET'S LAST GUN
Paanoas Boer- Commander la Now En
tirely Wltbont Artillery
. of Ay Kind. .'':.' 'v
XONDON, Feb. B. Thji rlttsh iwmtit of
aeaarewet haa been Vueestt. 1 he i
extent mat ni tasi gun nas oen captured,
I and Commandant wesseis, one ot his prln
clpal lieutenant. -nes Deen routed- .Lord
Kitchener sent the news la a dispatch from
I Pretoria, dated Thursday, February 4, aa
' Bvlnar's column, while proceeding toward
I Uebenburgvlei, after a night s march,- at-
5 enemy 'ider Commandant Wesseis.
i We captured a nrteen-pounder and a pom-
pom, taken from lrman s column, and
also a Boer pompom was the last gun
Dewet had, and three wagons of ammuni
tion. 150 hnraes snJ 100 mules. The Boer
casualties were five men killed, alx wounded
and twenty-seven captured.
Among tne Kiuen was a neia cornet.
Wesseis. .Among the prisoners Is Captain
Muller or the Btaata srtiliery. The enemy
was ocattered. Our casualties were slight.
The natlonaJ scouts, near Mlddleburg
(Cape Colony), captured thirteen prisoners.
riumrr, nrar AiiiriBiwn ii munvaai
captured seven prisoners and 600 head of
General Gilbert Hamilton captured tmrty
CONGER GIVES A BANQUET
Minister ta China Tender Luncheon
to Hnjor Robertson Prior to
PEKIN. Feb. 5. Major E. B. Robertaon
1 0f th Seventh infantry started today for
I Manila, and Captain Andrew Bromster ot
the same regiment assumed command ot
the United Statea legation guard. Many
foreign military men. Including Japanese
and British officers, bade the major fare
well. An American guard of honor waa
mounted at the railroad station.
The United States minister, Mr. Conger,
previous to Major Robertson' departure
gave a luncheon In hi honor. It waa at
tended by all the American offlrlala and
fcYBIL SANDERSON IN COURT
Say She Intended ta Walt Tan Years
Before Paying for
PARIS, Feb. 6. Th civil court todsy
heard tha caae of a Parisian lace manufac
turer .calnst Mlas Sybil Sanderson for 18.
I m franca tor lace purchased In 1899 The
I defense ot Miss Sanderson was that shs had
been promised' all the time she wanted to
pay this amount, and as her income was
only 60,000 franca she wsnted ten years.
The defendsnt declared the prlcea on th
lace to be exorbitant. The court will ren
der Judgment next week.
LIBERTADOR APPEARS AGAIN
Revelattoalals' Steamer fteported
Sank la Claimed ta Still Be
la Active Servleo.
WILLEM8TAD. Island of Curacoa, Feb. t
-According to trustworthy Information re
celved - here today the Venezuelan revolu
tionist steamer Llbertador waa at Sabaollla
January 31 and was to have left there Feb
ruary 1, la order to renew It operations
u&lnat th force of th Venezuelan aov
urnment. Thl seems to contradict tha r-
port received at Colon that Llbertador waa
at Porto Colombia recently, while nn-
aergolng repairs, by a Venezuelan gun-
Preacher Opnoaea Chinese Act.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 5. Rev. 8. L. Bald
win of New York, secretary of the Mission
ary society of ths Methodist Episcopal
church, was heard by the house committee
on foreign affslrs today In opposition to ths
Mltcbell-Kahn bill for Chines axcluslon.
He took th position that general restric
tions oa Immigrants kl'ould govern all na
tionalities dike and that discrimination
basmobbKrs kill sheriff
Sheet OuW W Boldly AtUmpta U Iittf
pt Their Flight.
ESCAPE WITH TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS
Governor at Arkansas Offers five
Taenaaad Dollar Reward aad
Bankers' Aeeoelatloa Adda
ta the Amoaat.
LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Feb. E. The town
of Clarksvllle, Johnson county, is greatly
excited over a bold and successful bank
robbery which occurred about 8 o'clock
this morning. Sheriff John H. Power waa
shot and killed by tha robbers. The exact
amount secured by the thieves is not
known, but tt Is supposed to be between
11.000 and $2,000.
Sheriff Powers, who roomed in a building
adjoining that of the Bank of Clarksvllle,
was awakened shortly before 3 o'clock by a
terrific explosion In the bank. Seizing a
pistol In each hand he rushed to the bank.
The robbers, who numbered Bra or six,
were evidently prepsred for him, aa they
opened fire the moment ha appeared. The
officer was wounded at the first volley, but
he stood his ground and returned the fire,
sending 1 lf a dozen bullet at the robbers.
The wor Z sheriff managed to get back to
bis root where he died within twenty min
utes, .hen hastily aroused citizens began
arriving at the scene Sheriff Powers was
desd and tba robber had vanished.
The Interior of the bank presented a
wrecked appearance, the men having used
dynamite to break open the vault dior. Thny
had aeveral men stsndlng guard outside -the
bank. They were armed with Winchester
and had apparently anticipated Interfer
ence from tb sheriff, as they must, have
known of his presence nearby.
A trail of blood leading from tha bank
Indicates that Powera injured one or mors
of the robbers. He was shot three times
himself and any one ot the wounds would
have proved fatal.
Governor Davis tonight offered a reward
of 85,000 for the arrest and conviction ot the
bank robbers and the Arkansas Bankers'
association offered a reward of 8500. A
vigorous search is being made for the tugl
Sheriff Powers was one of the best known
officers in Arkansas. He had been sheriff
of Johnson county for twelve years. He had
the reputation of being brave and fearless
and had run down many criminals.
Clarksvllle is fifty miles east of Fort
Smith, on the Little Rock as Fort Smith
railway. It ia thought the robbers escaped
into the mountain fastneates of Newton
county, where there ara neither railroad nor
ROB BANK AND HOLD UP PAYCAR
i ' an nl
Ontlaws Tell Raathaus ( Their
Deed aad Leave for Ben
desvoaa. - V emmmmp
DENVER, Feb. 5. A special to th News
from Capten, N. M.. aayg that armed men
red to th Block ranch, ftfleen mtlea north
of that nlae. last evening and after forcibly
mounts, rod rapidly toward lb Mexican
line. The, leader of tba gang Informed the
ranchmen that they had robbed a bank at
Santa Rosa. N. M.. and held up th paycar
of Goods st Co., railroad contractors, near
that place a few day ago. Tha authorities
were notified of the matter and a) large
posse started on the trail of the outlaw.
URGES NEW FOREST RESERVE
Report of Senate Committee Recom
mend the Establishment ef
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. Senator Prlt
chard, from the committee on forest reser
vatlons, today presented a written report
on the bill, appropriating $5,000,000 for a
forest reserve in the south Appalachian re
glon, as authorized by the committee sev
eral day ago. The report urgea the estab
llshment of the reserve for the protection
of the timber and tba conservation of the
waters ot th land embraced within it pro
posed area, placing th damage done by
flood arising in that area in th year 1901
at 315,000,000. It is claimed that the land
needed can be purchased tor from $2 to $3
The following resolution and Dins were
Introduced In the senate today:
By Senator McMillan, directing the at
toiney general to bring suit to determine
the constitutionality of th retrocession of
that portion ot the original District ot Co
lumbia which waa ceded to the United
States by the state ot Virginia.
By Senator Hoar, bill Increasing th
salaries of senators and members of the
house to $7,500 and the salaries of th
speaker of the house and the president pro
tern of the senate to $15,000 each.
By Seaator Foraker, bill to amend la
law requiring railroad trains to be equipped
with automatic couplers, so aa to provide,
explicitly, that it shall apply to all vehicle
engaged in interstate commerce or those
engaged in business in the territories.
By Senator Mason, a bill providing for
the transmission In the malla ot auma of
money of $1 or leas by postage stamp cer
tificates, to be used In lieu of postage
stamps; also a bill authorizing th construction-
of a gunboat of th Helena type
of about ' 1,500 ton displacement, to cost
not mora than $500,000, to be used when not
otherwise needed as a training ahlp for ths
naval militia of the several statea border
ing on th Mississippi river.
ANGUS BULL BREAKS RECORD
Prlae Ito Sell for Nine Thousand
Dollars, Hlshrst Prise ef
CHICAOO, Feb. 8. Th Aberdeen-Angus
bull. Prince Ito, sold at auction at the
Union Stock yards, Chicago, today, brought
the record price of 38,100. The highest
price for an Angus bull ever realized ia ths
ring brfore was $3,050.
Tb Hereford mad th previous highest
record in twenty yesrs with th bull Per
fectlon, which brought 89.000.
M. A. Judy ot Williamsport, Ind., waa the
owner ot Prince Ito, which was sold to B.
P. Pierce Bon ot Creston, I1L
ESCAPE FROM THE STOCKADE
Tea Military Prisoner Break Jail
nnd Leave lie Trace Be
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. t. Ten of th
military pratoncr confined in th stockade
In on of tb camp at tb Presidio escaped
laat night and have not been traced. Their
tit from the enclosurs in which they war
connaed was mad by a tunnel through th
ground which they had evidently been se
cretly constructing for vera Bigbta,
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Snow and Colder
Thursday; Frl.lay fair In North, Snow in
Bouueast I'ortlon; Mortnwesteriy vwu.
Teanneratare at Omaha Yesterdayi
Boar. De. . . Hoar. Dear.
It a. m...... a 1 p. m...... I
41 n. m a p. m tft
T a. m 4 8 p. m IA
Ha. m ..... . It dp. m. IT
9 a, (..... U . B p. m Id
10 a. m T p. m...... JS
11 a. H s T p. tn 13
38 m 10 a p. an .13
p. ra...... '18
DEATH OF MR. L. A. GARNER
Assistant General gnperlatendent of j
American Express Company - .
amba to HI lnjnrles.
Mr. L. A. Garner, aralstant general su
perintendent of th merlcan Express com
pany, died about midnight at his home,
3539 California street. .Death waa the re
sult of Injury to hl plne and paralysis
caused by a tall on the Icy sidewalk la
front ot his home two weeks ago. Ha
had received the best 'of medical attend
ance unceasingly sine hi accident, and
every mean known to science waa applied
in the effort to save his life, but without
Mr. Garner had tor thirty year been
with the American Express company, most
of the time making hi headquarters In
Omaha. He had general charge ot the com
pany's agencies In the west from Chlcsgo
to Wyoming. He leavea six children. Ill
age was 62 yesrs.
WOODFORD SAYS IT IS TRUE
Admits Chandler's Chars that II
Never Demanded Independ
ence for Cabs.
NEW YORK, Feb. 6. Ex-Senator Wil
liam E. Chandler today Issued an open let
ter reviewing the diplomatic Incidents
which preceded the Spanish-American war, I
and Intimating tnat Spain would hava
yielded independence to uuoa in oraer to i
avoid the war. The article involve th
attitude of Stewart L. Woodford, ex-mlnl
ter to Spain, and a copy waa shown to
him. After reading it he said
I have no Idea, that the public will be
Interested In this matter. If so, the answer
is: it la true, l never demanded inde
pendence. It waa absolutely Impossible to
do so. It would have resulted In my being
ordered away within twenty-four hours and
nave ureclnltated tne war sooner man it
came. I never nad any instructions to
demand independence. The only thing look
ing to It was a suggestion or tne premoem
for my own guidance. I answered that the I
Independence or t.UDa was unaer tne epau- I
tsh constitution. Impossible without prior
sanction ot the Lories, wnicn wss not men
in session and would not meet tor a montn
All mv Instructions looked to an armistice.
as to independence, ine inins was never
suggested to me by the administration. On
my own nooK i sounaea one or two per.
sons at Madrid and found It lmpractlcabli
and I never suggested It to tha Spanlnh
f overnment. Meantime, I did suggest, hav
ng clearly In my mind the question of In
dependence, or cession by sale, an armistice
during tne rainy season, Deneving mat ii
I could Induce 8paln to take that step
then Inrluencee at wora-ounng tne follow
tng six monthe would make the following 1
step necessary, to-wlt, either Independence 1
or cession to tne united Btates oy sale.
It Is much easier three year afterward
and coolly looking w tne reconia In ft
femfnrt.)i'(i siii'iy, to y, what miht have
done.t la mighty easy to forget the strain
under which the minister of the United
Statea was devoting nimsnir. Heart and
mil. to what wan. as everybody knows.
the very first wlah of the president, and
that was tne avoidance ot war ana ine
preservation ot peace.
BURY BIDDLES IN ONE GRAVE
Only a Few Present at the Cemetery,
Though Large Crowd Was
PITTSBURG. Feb. 6.-Th remains of
Edward and John Blddle were quietly In-
terred In a single grave at Calvary ceme-
tery at 9:45 o'clock thla morning. There
were not more than twenty-five persons,
including the brother, Harry Blddle, that
accompanied the bodies to the grave.
At the cemetery Rev. Father Sweeney
read tha burial ervice of the Roman Cath-
It was expected that the cemetery would
be crowded by curious person and a large
force of police waa on hand to preserve
order, but their service wer not needed.
A dispatch from Butler, Pa., says Mr.
Soffel apent a bad night and she I quite
feverish. She took no nourishment today,
but. while her condition 1 not so favor-
able, her recovery 1 hopefully looked for
by her physician. . It will be several days
before he can b removed to Pittsburg.
Womia In Gnnrdlng Against
trader Lock Hoase and
CHICAOO, Feb. 6. Fear of burglars was
th Indirect cau of tba burning to death
of Mrs. Amelia Erlcaon here today. She
locked and bolted all window to her house.
The house caught fire from a gaaollne sx-
nloalon. Nelshbor heard Mrs. Erlcson
crying for help, but were so much delayed
by the lattsr's precaution against Intruders
that entrance was gained too late.
BILL TO GIVE SCHLEY CREDIT
Keataekr Hens Passe Measure De.
flelag School Histories t Be
i..- - .....
usee ia state.
FRANKFORT, Ky., Feb. 8. The house
today advanced tha bill which prohibit the I lapsed and the occupants, with ona eicep
uae of any kind of book tn Kentucky schools I tlon, were carried with it to tha basement.
that doe not give full credit to Schley for
th Santiago victory. Th committee on
education reported It adversely, but tha
house, by a vote ot 88 to 32, advanced the
bill, tb report of the committee notalth -
ADJOURN PATRICK CASE AGAIN
Coatlnnaace ef Trial Posteeaed
ea Aeeeeat ef !erera
NEW YORK. Feb. 6. Tb trial of Albert
T. Patrick for the nfurder of William Marab
Rice, waa adjourned again today on account
of tba continued illnea ot Juror John D.
Movement of Ocena Vessels', Feb. S.
At New York Arrived: Tauiice. from
IJveroool: Blcl'.la. from Oenoa itnd NaDlea.
galled: St. IxjuU, for Southampton; Ocaautc,
At London Arrived: Alberta, from San
Francisco via St. Vincent.
At Liverpool Arrived: Ultonla. from
Boston. Sailed: Noordland, for Philadel
phia. At Hamburg Sailed: Septra, for San
At Southampton Balled: Kaiser Wllhe'rn
der Groaao, from Bremen, for. New York
At Rutterdam Arrived: Rotterdam, from
At Hong Kong Arrived: Haremar, from
Tauonut and Victor!. B. C. via Yokohama,
Kobe and Shanghai: Toaa Maru, from Seat
tle and Victoria, B, Vl Yokohama,
Kube aad B-auaJ,
KILLS WHOLE FAMILY
Gas Explotit. Caisas Bear Lou of Lifs
si a ?rri7 in (h 'ap.
THIRTEEN fERSINS KNOWN TO 6E DEAD
Aooidnt Orij-isaUi is Batamnt tad 1114-
ifs Ar fhatUrtd.-
FIRE FOLLOWS AND INCREASES THE HAVOC
Ipreaia t Aajoiiisf Itnotirta, ThrsgUi-
iof Entir Bleak.
EXPL0SIIN IS UNKNOWN
Dlaaster Come Wltheat Time for
Warning: and People Are Caught
With Km Chaaee ef '
CHICAGO, Feb. (.Thirteen Uvea wer
lost, many people slightly Injured, two
buildings at 873 and 374 Twenty-second
street were wrecked and $50,000 damage
was don by an explosion of gas tonight
at the Intersection of Twenty-stqond strt
a nc, Archer avenue last night.
OTTO TROSTEL, 35 yea re old. butcher.
MRS. OTTO TROBTEL, 85 years old.
OTTO TR08TEL. JR., 3 yeara old.
LENA TROSTEL, 7 yeara old.
ANNIE TR08TEL. yeara old.
MAMIE TROSTEL, 11 yeara old.
FRED TROSTEL, butcher, nephow of Otto
Troetcl, 23 year old. -
SOPHIE KNEIPPE, domestlo in Trostel
MARY ROSENTHAL, $3 yeara old. 1111
MRS. M. KAUFERT, 373 Twenty-second .
EDWARD KAUFERT. 11 . M
' MAMIE KAUFERT. 1 vesrs old.
ANDREW KOLB, roomer with Mr. Kaut-
Lucy Merranoekl, cut on head and face
Andrew Flnstalkl, cut and internal In
August Rosier, cut about face.
Sing Wah, Twenty-third atreet and Archer
avenue, blown through window; cut and
Nellie Merchand, cut by glass.
Kate Sever, cut on face and head.
Emma Foil, cut by glass.
J. W. McLeod, cut by glass.
Mrs. J. W. McLeod, cut and badly bruised.
Timothy Moynthan, fireman: hands bsdlv
P. E. Donohue, fireman; left arm tut Willi
Peter Danusand, cut by glass.
J. P. Collins, street ear conductor; blown
np "Ju ' , , 1 . .
through car, cut and alight Internal In
juries. , . . ;
-A. Barnes atraat- Mi.,nii'i.' .
fA 7, V 5? i , 5 b,9WB
JKn cat Into Streets badly, bruised. ,
Ten Bodies llerotered,
At 2 o'clock thla morning ten bodies had
been. ' recovered from th ruin r of tha
Trostel house. : They had been IdenttSed
Otto Trostel, Mr. Augusta Trostel. Annte
Tro"teI- 11 of - ntsi.
yeara or age; Sophie Knelppe. domestic In
I Trostel family; Otto Trostel, Jr., Mr Mamie
Rosenthal, Fred Trostel, unidentified man
I na unl1ent!Ded woman.
I ..j-. ., - ...rarer.
11,1 of injured might be increased to
I twenty-live or more, a ther wer many j
people in the neighborhood who sustained
alight injuries from flying glass or slight .,
bruises caused by falls, tut whose name
have not been reported. Only ona of th
none or tne dead that of little Lena
Trostel haa been recovered. AU that 1
known of the fate of th other dead I that
they are thought to have been in the da-
mollshed houses, and sine th accident no
trace of them haa been found.
Tb cause of tba explosion ia unknown
and it ha not yet been determined whether
it waa aewer gaa or lllumlnatlna aaa.
Main filled with th latter wer Instantly
ablaz after the explosion and a auccesslon
o explosion rouowed, th name shooting
"P through the manholes in th street. It
would be difficult to ascertain whsthsr th
I Illuminating gaa exploded or whether the
main, wer broken by th .xploslon of
sewer gsa. Many people living in tha vl-
clnlty believe that tba first explosion waa
In a main at Twenty-second street and
Manholes Threwa la the Air.
Tha manhole half a block south on Archer
avenue waa thrown Into ths air by a loud ex-
Pllon. Flamee leaped high from tha bole,
The flr pred below th street and other
manholes were blown Into tha air. Tha
namee rrom tn nrst gas mala abot high
,nto tba a,r " "ached, with tha aid of
th" ''"d' tne Trostio butcher shop. The
Duuamg was a mres-siory Trams atruetur
ano it naq neon weakened and nearly
w.retked b'th " .t
j i-w uwiuy-ui- m iuv vuuuiug wer Knocked
I unconscious or were too panlc-atrtcks to
ru,n from tn P'"- T-
tn weather-worn tlmbera. Tha dry and
rotten wood waa food for th flr and ia
an instant the flame had enveloped the
structure. With a roar th building col-
I The adjoining building, a twe-story atrue-
I ture. flared, up, the next building waa
I wrapped In flamee and then another true-
I ture caught fire. It aeemed that tha whole
1 block would be wiped out befor tb nre-
men could bring tb bias under control.
Fire Wall Step Spread.
. A flr wall of a brink building at Archer
avenue and Twenty-second strset hsld the
Are In that -direction. On tba west f tb
burning buildings wer two small ons-story
cottage. They wer a fw feet from the
burning building and that gave' lb flr.
men n opportunity ot beading oft th flr,
Window glass throughout th neighbor
hood wss broken and bottle and glasswar
In the dwellings and store wer throws to
th floor and broken. Many persona In
buildicgs near the explosions wer knocked
down. Scores of msn and women, many of
them ' carrying children, rushed to the
streets. Tbsy wsr greeted by th glare of
the flr from tb manholes. Fsarlng fur
ther explosion th peopl rushed down
tb street, many women screaming with
On several street cars near ths place tha
window wer amabd and tha passengsra
severely shaken up. When people In the
car saw th llamas flash from the ground
all rushed for the doors. A number f per
son wer bruised and knocked dowa in
tb excited x!L On car, filled! with pat.
scoters, waa thrown from th track.
Aaoof U deal ar supposes ta be three
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