Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 14, 1902, Image 1
The Omaha Daily Bee. ESTABLISHED Jl'NE 10, 1871. OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 14, 190'J-TEN PAG ES. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. LIBERALS FIND FAULT Ktnrj Karmai ii Eoum f Ctmmtii . Cbjacw U Saw Tmty. INTERPRETS IT AS ANTI-RUSSIAN THREAT It Ti Omt Briuli t K ! tha Jaia-nts Peliey. Conservatives de- -ME COMPACT It Vttta Itirtj Appwal i Japan Mi America. RUSSIA'S ATTITUDE IS BEIN6 WATl, , tSs-Attoraey General Grin; Com paend th Treaty a Carrying Oat i Principle at American ll;ri Diploma. lONDON, Feb. 11 The parliamentary Keretary of foreign affairs. Lord Crsn rne, replying in the Home of Common today -to "Henry Norman (liberal), who Baked whether the Anglo-Japanese treaty Of alliance waa communicated to the United States government before Its text was pub lished, and, tf so, whether the government of the United States expressed any opinion thereon, said the substance of the agree inent was communicated to the United State government before publication. The united Btates did not express any opinion On the subject. Lord Cranborne added the Information that Manchuria was no more excluded from the scope of the agreement than any other province of the Chinese empire. The sub ptance of the agreement. Lord Cranborne aid. was also communicated to Germany. Mr. Norman said he objected to the 'Anglo-Japanese treaty on the around that It - waa evidently an anti-Russian -threat and that It tied Great Britain to the wheele of Japanese policy In such a way that It might be forced to go to war against Its own interests. Made for Mutual Defense. Lord Cranborne explained that the con tracting parties were only bound to un dertake mutual defense of their interests When the danger was due to the aggression of others, and the power called upon to belp the other must Judge whether the con flltion of the treaty have been observed. The liberal leader, Bir Henry Campbell Bannerman, thought that the Identical in terests of Great Britain, the United States and Japan could have been sufficiently se cured by an Interchange of notes Instead Of by an explicit undertaking of this kind The government leader, A. J. Balfour, said there seemed to be an impression that Something hostile to peace was behind the agreement. That was not so. The treaty was not based on secret information of lm sending dangers, but on the broad facts of British interests. The treaty made atrongly for peace, because even the most adventurous nation would ahrink from at J tacking "Japan, with' tho knowledge -that ' Great Britain would alao have , to be en countered. The treaty waa not unfriendly In other nations. It would. Mr. Balfour hoped, have a sobering effect on the con tlnental schools of thought, which Imper , lied the world's peace. An Interchange of notes would have resulted in ambiguity, Ha Violence ta Other Powers. The foreign secretary, Lord Lansdowne, in the House of Lords today made a some what similar reply on tha subject of the new dual alliance to the one made in the House of Commons by Lord Cranborne. Lord Lansdowne added that nothing In the aarsement did violence to the accepted policy of the other powers. 80 far as the treaty concerned tne integrity 01 vmua, Manchuria must be taken as forming part of the Chinese empire. The object of the alliance was the three-fold the mainte nance of the status quo, the policy of the open door and the maintenance of peace in the far east. No powers in this, the far east, were at all comparable with those of Great Britain and Japan While it waa true that all al liances of Great Britain with other powers had been regarded with considerable us 1 oiclon,. he frankly averred that the govern ment was not going to be deterred by these facts. They aaw on all sides a tendency of the great powers to form groups and ever Increasing naval and military armaments. Involving ever-increasing burdens on the people. ' W11 Becomes Spasmodic. In these dsya wars broke out with a uddonness which wss not the case in former years. 80 the country, adopting without reservation the doctrine that all alliance! must be avoided, must be en dowed with extraordinary self-sufficiency. Britons must not be swayed by old-fashioned superstition in regard to Isolation, hut must consider whether the objects of ths alliance are commendable; whetLer the prl:e la too great. If these questions are satisfactorily answered, then the alliance Is a good thing. There was much greater danger In leaving questions of Interna tional policy to a vague understanding v than in embodying them publicly In an agreement. Great Britain deslrid to preset Japan kgaiust what it conceived to be the gravest peril that might menace It, namely, a coalition of the powers against it. The agreement would compel Great Britain to come to the rescue of a friendly country whose obliteration by . a coalition of the powers Great Britain could not, under any circumstance, tolerate.. Tha treaty was not connected with the government decision regarding Wei Hal Wei. . The maintenance of the independence of Japan and the Inde-pender-" of Korea were of great importance to Great Britain. Beaehery Kapresae Approval Lord Rosebery expressed approval of tha treaty. Ha said that the effect of the treaty would be felt In a greater part of Europe Md in the reat of the civilised world. Continuing, Lord Cranborne said Russia had recognised Japan's special position In Korea, by the agreement of 1S98 and almoit very power had endorsed the principle, of the ope a door and the territorial integrity of Chiaa. The new treaty, therefore, was merely along lines already accepted by al most every power. Great Britain's commer cial position In Chlaa was of the greateat Importance and who could aay what its Importance would become in the future with Chlna'a Infinite capacity for expanalon? Great Britain's commercial position, sl though gveat, waa not unchallenged Bpherai of influence did not auit it It wanted the whole of China open to Indua trial eaterprlae. 1 be . government was hound ta take every care la safeguarding Its commercial rights in the Orient. Jap iCvaUaued on Beoond Faga-i SAY BRITON WAS " INFORMED German Contend English Ambassa. dor Knew of Proposed Pub licity of Dispatch. BERLIN,' Feb. 18. Referring to the ex pression in the London press that the pub lication of l)r. von Holeben'a dispatch of April 15, 1898. was an unfriendly act toward Great Britain, the German official asert that, on the contrary, the British am bassador here, Sir Frsnk C. Laseelles, was Informed beforehand that the dispatch was to be published and was assured that Ger many meant nothing unfriendly to Great Britain, but merely wanted to clear Its own record. . Regarding the Intimation In the London papers that Great Britain could make it unpleasant for Germany by publishing cer tain documents, the officials here ssld: ""Ve have nothing to fear. No document -this matter exists which could cause t embarrassment. The United Btate ambassador, Andrew D. White, was interviewed on the subject, but declined to express any opinion, ex cept that the line of conduct revealed on Germany'a part was entirely In accordanoe I with all that had passed between the For- elgn office and the United States embassy during the Spanish-American war. Mr. White said: I The Oirnn envernment showed at that I time, not a captious, , vatious neutrality but a friendly neutrality, evidently feeling that the war was Inevitable, and that to Interfere would be folly. The Kreuxe Zeltung, In an Inspired note I concernlng the Spanish-American war con- I troversy, ssld: "Germany has spoken tha last word in the Lord Fauncefole dispute. This step was necessary and It has fulfilled its purpose, as the British attempts to conceal and distort the facts have now been properly revealed The Kreuse Zeltung thinks that had Great Britain seen the end it would have thought twice before acting. The paper concludes: "The world knows that It Is not Germany who deserves re proach for desiring to secure success by double-tongued procedure in the domain of world politics. WAR ON CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Determined Step I Taken by Em- v 'peror William Against the Teaching. BERLIN, Feb. 13. Emperor William's re cent conversation concerning Christian Science and spiritualism seem to be bearing fruit. The police authorities here, on the emperor's orders, will Investigate "Eddy- ism" to secure material for a public warn ing In the matter. Emperor William has also directed that inquiry be made among prominent scholars regarding their views of spiritualism. The authorities contemplate measures against the spiritualists such as the hold- log of public seances, and the prevention of mediums falling Into trances for the purpoae of communicating with spirits. TOO MANY- AMERICAN HOGS German Buy Importations I ulted State Rnln Their from I BERLIN, Feb. 13. The Association , of German Swine Breeders, which has as sembled here, has discussed the scarcity of hogs suitable for butchering. Ths general secretary of the association, Herr Burk bart, explained' that the 'unrestrained hn- Dortatlon of American bacon and lard waa completely ruining the German fattening business and making Germany entirely de- pendent on the hog markets of tbe United States. Herr Burkbart also said the Unlte.d State was also dictating prices and the remedy was to make the Oerman hog markets Independent of American com- petition. NOT THINKINGOF ULTIMATUM German Official Deny Report of Kaiser' Decree to Vise aaela. BERLIN, Feb 13. The Foreign office her pronounced incorrect the statement, cabled hence, that Germany la on the point of pre - senting an ultimatum to Venesuela. On the contrary, the outlook Is Improving and a friendly settlement of the questions In die- iute Is more probable. . WILLEMSTAP. Feb. 13. It is asserted that there la no foundation for the report that Germany lntenda to present an ultl - matum to Venezuela, aa a result of th questions In dispute between the two coun tries. The German cruiser Vineta has left La Guayra, Venesuela, for Porto Cabello. DOMINION PARLIAMENT MEETS Lord Mlnto AUadea to the Royal Reception . Tendered to . Prince. OTTAWA. Ont. Feb. 13. Parliament was opened todsy with the usual ceremonies. LorJ Mlnto, the governor general, in the speech from the throne, alluded to the royal visit of last year and ths cordial re- ceptlon given to the prince and princess of Wale. Tbe speech also expressed the consideration of tbe people over tha as- saaslnatlon of President McK'oley and a bill ta promised similar to tbe one now be- fore congress to punish more sdequately those who, by speech or otherwise. Incite fanatics to the perpetration of such horri. ble crimes. NOT PLEASED WITH TREATY West India Paper Thinks Island Gete Warst of th Deal. ST. THOMAS. D. W. I.. F. 13. The Tribune today comment aa follows on tfi Danish West Indies treaty: There Is nothing advantageous for the islands. Tbe general feeling Is on of utter disappointment. Tbere Is not a solitary line la the document promising better times ana it is silent on vital points which It is necessary to know to allay ths fears aa to the future commercial status of the Islands with the world. What adequate compensa tion for shutting off the Islands frem their sole resource, a' free harbor?" TOLSTOI SLIGHTLY IMPROVED Bat Coaaltloa I still Recorded a Precarloa, say Latest Bof- ' letla from Bedside. 6T. PETERSBURG. Feb. 13. Count Tol stoi la alightly Improved today, but his condition is still precarious. Boota-Tockrr nn American. NEW YORK. Feb. It Commander Booth. Tucker of the ttalvation Army took th oath of allegtano aa a Utlaen of the United PUitos fcMT ludajr. - RETURNING TO WHITE HOUSE Fmidsat Xseisvslt Leaves Hit Baa at Grotai Out of Dciftr. BACK TO WAS HI N SI ON ON SPECIAL Mrs. Booaevolt Remain la tke Sick Chamber aad Ml Alien Will Take Her Father's Place There. - GROTON, Mass., Feb. 13. The moat eventful day at the Groton school since Theodore Roosevelt, jr., became 111 closed with ths departure of President Roosevelt for Washington late this evening. Before that the president, in the homely phrase, "Ted has improved with such rapid Jumps that 1 am sure he is out of the woods," had told to the world of the load lifted from his mtad. The day wss full of happiness for the president and Mrs. Roosevelt and for all at the infirmary or near the school grounds, The first report from the bedside of young Roosevelt showed that be had passed a good night. After the morning examination by the doctors it was announced that the boy's condition waa nrovreaalne: favorahlv. Th r t ,al(, tnat th , , ... . , '"B well, although the patient was still In the second stage of pleuro-pneumonia. known to medical men as the stage of edu- cation, neiti Well All Day. Later In the day Dr. Warren stated that the patient's temperature, respiration and pulse were normal, a decided contrast to condition during the Isst few days. The boy rested well all day, although his pulse was accelerated for a short period this afternoon, because of the departure of his father. This afternoon, after visiting hla son, the president spent most of bis time at the Gardner ma.nslo transacting official busi ness. - Before lunch he calls 1 on the other nation- r . 1 . m T . 1 . and chared them urwlth hls kindly greet- ings. Then he proceeded to the Powell .cot- tage and held a brief interview with the newspsper men who had made that place their headquarters. The president feelingly thanked them for a gift of flowers to Mrs. Roosevelt and for their courtesy to him and his family during the trying days that have so happily ended.. The remainder of bis stay was with Mrs. Roosevelt and his son. Leaves for HI Train At 4: IS p. m. the president, accompanied by Mr. Cortelyou, Mr. Barnes, the executive clerk; Principal Peabody of the achool and two secret service officers, left in "as for uroton village station. A special traln w" n readiness there to take the P 10 Worcester. Many persons had gathered at the station and in response to thelr cheers the president doffed his hat. He also bsde farewell to the newspaper men grouped at his platform. 'At 4:30 th train left Mrs. Roosevelt kept Indoor nearly all day, her only taste of the cool, bracing atr being during her walk from tho Gardner h nuns. Jo UaajftrMrji-Sb9ta boccea4; well under the strain. She will be relieved somewhat dnring the next few daya by Miss Alice Roosevelt, who. the president bad tatd, would leave Washington, tomor row for Groton. He also said that Mrs. Roosevelt hoped to remove Theodore, Jr., to tbe White House within , ten days, adding that the boy would return to Groton to com- D,ete h,s cue aa soon aa his health would permit. No vUltor called at the achool during the a''- Thl lng Prof. Jackson of the fBcultr called at the Powell cottage and ,Bure1 tha newspaper men that the patient waa holding his own, confirming esrller re ports by saying that his pulse, respiration and temperature were normal. The Indi cations also were for a good night GROTON. Mass. Feb. 13. At 11 o'clock tonight the boy waa sleeping quietly and at midnight the room waa In darkness. It wss announced tonight that no further late bulletins will be Issued unless there Is an unfavorable change In th patient's condi tion. NEW YORK. Feb. 14. The train to which 1 waa attached President Roosevelt's private car Columbia reached Mott Haven without Incident at 2:15 o'clock this morning. Dr. Lambert left tbe train at Mott Haven and proceeded to bis residence In this city. The trsin was transferred to the steamer I Maryland and taken through the East and 1 North rivers to the Pennsylvania station I at Jersey City. Arrlvea at Woreeatei, WORCESTER. Mass., Feb. 13. President Roosevelt reached Worcester from Groton at 6:15 p. m. on a special on the Boston & Maine road. His car waa then turned over to the Providence division of the New York, New Haven Hartford railway and lert at 6:10 for Providence. ., The train left here over th Consolidated at 4:10 p. 111.. after nearly an hour's delay waiting for clear lines. The run from Groton. wss made la ex cellent time, considering the nature of the road, which has many curves and aome very heavy grades. Two full atopa were made on the trip. Deducting tbe tlm lost I D' tneM delays th rua of thirty-two miles I maa m lxtT minute. I At Ayer -ult crowd bad assembled at I station to se the president and cheer him. The train, upon arrival at Worcester, wss run Into the Boston A Mala yards. Th engine and passenger coach wer de tached from the president's - private car and an engine and coach of the New York, N,ew H,e" a,rM,'d rVlrtmd. thl,r union station, whence It was to start tor Providence. In the union atatlon there was scarcely standing room about the presldsnt'a car aa it waited to be attached to tbe regular train. While waiting tha president came out on the rear platform and said: I am very pleased to see you all her. 1 1 thank yeu for coming out The boy Is I u right." ' Aa the train started for Providence the president reappeared and lifted his hat. I H was In Worcester forty minutes. Cheered Alona the Root, PROVIDENCE. R. I.. Fsb. IS. A crowd that blocked the entire platform In the Union atatlon awaited the arrival of President Roosevelt. When ths train PHed In at 7 t7 the cheering brought the caifi executive w turn i wr piaiiorm. n t hasted the people for th Intereat they I bad shows,' and aald hla son waa on th road to recovery. With hla closlag word a great wave of cheers came from the crowd Tha run from Worcester waa uneventful only two short stops being made at cross tugs until Wcoosocket wsa reached. Here a crowd of people had assembled end la snswer to enthusiastic calls for a speech the president came to the rear platform and spoke a word of greeting. At Paw Continued on Second Page) GERMAN OFFICERS PAY CALLS Rear Admiral toon Von Bnndlssla and Stair Retnv-n Visit In Sew York. NEW YORK, Feb. 23. Rear Admiral Count von Baudtssln, commander of th German Imperial yacht' Hohensollern, ac companied by his chief of staff and the German counsul at this city, returned to day the official call! made yesterday. The first call was made to Rear Admiral Banker. This waa followed by calls on the major general, commander of the Department of the Rest, and on the mayor at tbe city hall. The admiral wore a blue uniform, heavily embroidered on the cuff. He wore a number of decorations. among them the badge of the Order of the Black Eagle of Prussia, the badge of the Guelphlo order of Hanover and the 'badge of the order of the Crown of Wurtemburg. Under a plain black bow ho wore the in signia of the order of the Iron Cross. Lieutenant Rebensburg also wore the Iron Cross. The party left Hohensollern on the navy yard tug Narkeeta. A detachment of fifty marines, under command of Captain Theo dore P. Kane, was lined up in front of the landing atage at the navy yard, and the band of the marine corps played "Die Wacht am Rhine." Rear Admiral Barker received his vis itors, assisted by Joseph Coghian and West. The party-went to the admiral's residence, where they remained for a quar ter of an honr. After the nanal civilities had been exchanged the German admiral and his suite were escorted back to the landing and his aides. Columbia, flying the admiral's pennant at the main truck and the German naval colore at the fire, fired a salute of thirteen guns from Its forward battery aa the guest departed. The , marines presented arms. the band played "The Star Spangled Ban ner ' and the admiral and his suite, after saluting the marlnea from the bridge of Narkeeta. ateamed ' away for Governor'a Island. General Brooke walked to the landing at Governor's island, with aa aide, end met the German rear admiral as he landed from the tug.' The party proceeded to the headquarters of the commander of the De partment of the Kast, a detachment from the garrison serving as escort. Courtesies were exchanged. The officers of Hohen sollern were shortly escorted back to Nar keeta. ... At the city hall General Buense pre sented the rear admiral to the mayor, who shook bands with him and saldr - - "I am very glad, indeed, to welcome you to our city." The admiral added that he was pleased to be in America. After a few minutes the visitors left for a short visit to th German conaulate, when they returned to Hohensollern. . PRINCE CANNOT SAIL EARLIER Mnst Take Chance an Benching; New York la Time for Re ception. ' KIEL, Prussia, Feb. IS. Mayor Low of New York has cabled to Prince Henry ot pt,-i. eavlnr that Hera WtSMid director general ot tne norm wbhu uuyu uu think that unless tbe-Kron'Prlns Wllhelm sails from Bremen earlier than S o clock Saturday afternoon it will not be able 'to arrive at New York; owing to the rough weather which prevalla at this season of the year, until late In the afternoon of Feb ruary 22, too lata for tbe ceremony ot tne municipal welcome and the presentation to the prince of the freedom of the city of New York. When asked if the steamer could not leave Bremen at aa earlier hour Prince Henry leplled that he waa unable to change the sailing hour ot the Kron Print Wllhelm, but, he said. It would de ita best to teach New York early on Saturday, Feb ruary 22 The Kron Prim Wllhelm la not chartered by Prince Henry. He and hta party go simply aa passengers and it is too late now to notify the hundreds oi oiner passengera . that the steamer would sail twelve hour earlier than lieretoiore an nounced, as it would have to do in order to catch tne tide. Prince Henry, his adjutant. Von Egtdy, and two of the little princes were coasting yesterday. Prince Henry, pink-cheeked. lithe and athletic, appeared to be in fit con dition for the hard campaign of dinners and reception that awatta him en the other side ot the Atlantic Tbe crowded program rather dismays soma ot the members of tha prince's suite, but Prince Henry looks for ward to a genuine holiday, during which he Is going to have a good tic- as well as one which will give him -many valuable fresh Impressions. OLYMPIA READY FOR PRINCE Dewey's Famoa Flaaship I Over- haaled aad Entlre- Modern ised for Reception.. NEW YORK, Feb. lJ.-r-Tbe United States cruiser Olympla. captain Henry Lyman commanding, went Into tbe harbor from Boston and dropped anchor oft Tompkins ville, S. I., about 1 o'clock. Olympla comet here to participate in the naval reception of Prince Henry, after which It will pro ceed south to become tbe flagship of Real Admiral Htgglnsoo, commanding the North Atlantle aquadron, now in West Indian waters. Olympla, th famous flagship of Admiral Dewey, has been at the Charleston navy yard in Boston for two years. In which time H wss completely refitted, overhauled and modernised, at a total cost of $400,000. The vsaael was placed In commission on January 2i and left Boston for thla port February 11. VAN SANT TO MAKE ADDRESS Governor of Minnesota Will Bear Mrs aa to Prlaec Henry on Be half of Germnn. CHICAGO. Feb. IS. Governor Van Sant of Minnesota will have time accorded him during the visit of Prince Henry to Chicago to preaent an address to the royal visitor on behalf ot the German societies of Min nespolls and St. Paul. Thla was determined today at a meeting of the executive com mittee tor the entertainment of tbe prince. This will be rather unususl. ss It will be the only one of the kind which will be al lowed. Hundreds of requests hsve been re ceived by th committee asking for permis sion to deliver written addressee to the prince, hut it has been found necessary to refuss them. Governor Van Bant will com in person to deliver th address. Cleveland After Dorks. BALTIMORE, Feb. 13-Ex-Prosldent Cleveland and Dr. Paul Van Dyke ot Prlncfton university left tonight for a wwk'i duck shooting on the preserves of the Hack Bay Uunnnig club In southeant rrn Virginia. They will be joined at Nor folk by lr. Hartmaa and Mr. UtlUnga of iladUiuute, , . . SAV1CE AND A SECOND TERM GsTtrnar Flan Campaign laud at lit Iartl7 Pardon. ELKHORN CROWD SEES . HIS DOWNFALL Ben Whit Alleged to Be Roaadlas t'p HI Cohort to Eneompa th Overthrew of tho Great ' Nebraska Liberator. (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, Feb. 13. (Special.) Governor Savage has strongly Intimated In communl- cationa to republican newspaper editors and in conversation with friends that he Is de sirous of making the Bartley pardon the principal Isaue of his campaign tor tha gubernatorial nomination. The governor says ha wants a vindication of his action and Insists that he believes tbe people ot the state will ahow their approval by nomi nating him at the convention thla year. He ahows no hesitancy In expressing con fidence thst he will he chosen in the reg ular way for the chief executive's chair, and on aeveral occasslons recently haa asserted that he bates his belief on the assumption that popular sentiment will soon turn over whelmingly In his favor. With a view, to breaking the almost solid opposition of tbe republican press to the pardon of Bartley the governor has written to aeveral prominent editor, asking them to call at his office In the state house the next time they are In Lincoln. Although slightly different In wording the letters are alike Insofar aa 4hey extend an invitation for an Interview. The following Is a copy of one of the letter recently aent out by the governor: rcxEcunvB chamber, Lincoln, Neb.. Feb. 6. Now that my action In ex tending clemency to Joseph Bartley has been reviewed by the pretis of Nebraska, I trust that I may be accorded the pleas ure and privilege of personally talking aver this matter with you the next time you are at Lincoln. Without winning in any way to Intrude upon your Judgment, I shall be pleased to have you call at my office at your con venience and exchange views on the sub ject. All my life 1 have accorded to others an honesty and sincerity ot purpose and I trust I am not awking too much when 1 request a like consideration in return. 1 nave the honor to be very respectfully, E. P. SAVAGE, Governor.- Other Views of Situation. Whether the governor's Invitations to call will be accepted and whether hi per suasive powers will be able to convice his visitor of the errors ot their ways, has not yet developed. The political situation In Nebraska, as It is viewed in birdseye by a Lincoln correspondent of the Sioux City Tribune in a recent issue of that paper. Is affording food tor gossip here, and may be Interesting to the general public. The Tribune correspondent writes: "The biggest factional fight in Nebraska's political history will be pulled oft within the next four months. The Union Pacific and Elkborn crowd of republican politicians haa joined force for the avowed purpose of putting the Burlington machine out of busi ness. "The Burlington has been the biggest factor In republican politics for years. It waa never friendly towarda tbe fusion 1st. jnaeu-tia .. KJi sro bat tt- leartean sistently and hard ' for ' tbe republicans alone. When tbe state registered a verdict for the republicans tha Burlington folks moved up and grabbed hold of the throt tle. They have been running things ever since the first day of. January. 1901. They were sidetracked In the senatorial race by the Elkhorn's pull upon just enough mem bers to prevent the Burlington candidate from winning. Last fall tbe Elkborn came down to the state convention with Ita whola contingent for Barnes of " Norfolk for su preme judge. This was but a ' blind, and tbe deal was tomako Sedgwick judge and have Barnea succeed him as commissioner. The Burlington stood for Davidson, but kept In th dark aa to the Elkhorn's plans until too late to beat them too many of their men had stood by Sedgwick to make It Baft for them to attempt to dump blm. Will It Drop Snvnaref Since that fall th Burlington machine haa been strengthened and tightetaed, and tbe outlook for tbe opposition to whack It to advantage wa not good until tha fatal mistake of Governor Savage In pardoning Joe Bartley. Thla waa what the opposition had been working for. It Is no secret that the Burlington managers were th men who converted Savage to the belief that bis sal vation lsy In pardoning tbe defaulting state treasurer. He did so, serene In tbe belief that it Insured bis renomlnatlon. The outburst of indignation a ma red htm. but It delighted the antl-Burlington fel lows. They are now quietly uniting with tho antl-Bartley pardon republicans' wher ever it Is possible which Is in nearly every county and they say that the Bur lington will either have to withdraw Sav age or else go down with him. Lancaster and Douglas counties have been claimed by the governor as certain to indorse hts position on the pardon question, but that la not so sure. Here In Lancaster the morning republican paper haa indulged In no comme-it on Its part upon the pardon, but it haa been diligently printing all of the antl-Bartley, anti-Savage comments of th republican press. Except among th poli ticians, resentment here Is as deep out in ths state, and it will be impossible to prevent someone presenting resolutions to the next county .convention condemning the pardon and asking that tbe delegation be Instructed to vote against the renomlna tion of Savage. Thla may be sidetracked by Instructing for a local man for stats treasurer, but It will be a risky under taking. ' Opposition' Object. "Tbe Elkborn makes po attempt to dls guise its purpose. Tbe men In charge of Ita politics, Ben White, R. B. Schneider and N. D. Jackson, say they are going to whip tbe Burlington out of Its boots, smash its machine and compel it to retire from politics. The reason they assign is that tba Burlington haa made it Impossible for the big men in tbe state to" secure official position; that It picks out for governor and senatora men who are of mediocre ability; men wbo are willing to do aa .hey ar told and ask no questions. This they propose to change. Tbey Insist that they desire only tbe purification of tbe party nd that once accomplished they will re sign the reins of power themselves and step down- The Burlington fellows laugh at this, and ssy It Is simply a fight to re place one machine with another of different brand. . "A weekly paper that may be changed later into a daily has been established for the pupose of carrying th war into th Burlington territory, and a well known Elk horn political writer, Frank A. Harrison put in charge. "Lancaster county is the keyston of th Burlington arch. Without thla county it would not cut much of a figure In stat convsntlons. Here is the nucleus of any combination, and It haa always worked heretofore. It th county 1 wreated frt Continued on second Paso.) CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER rnrwmt for Nebraska Snow Friday and t'oliter In Central and western l'ortlona; Saturday Fair; North winds. Temperatare at Hoar. Dec. S a. m... ... 2,-t tl a. m ..... . ssi T a. m a-J a, n S2 a. m 3CU 10 n, m 81 11 a. m K4 13 m 24 Omnha cserdayl Hoar. !' 1 P. P. n p. 4 p. 5 p. P. T P. p. ft p. 114 V5 SIM i ..... . Ml ill i ..... . DECISION ON CATTLE SALES Kansas City Conrt of Appeal Hold Commission Men Not Liable la Case of Theft. KANSAS CITY. Feb. 13. (Special Tele gram.) A decision 'of considerable Im portance to cattle commission dealers has been made by the Kansas City court ot appeals. The court decides that commis sion dealers cannot be compelled to pay for stolen cattle wblch they may have aold. , . Hundreds of stolen cattle are sold at the stock yards annually. -.When the rom- mlsslon men have no means of ascertaining thst th cattle offered to them for aale are stolen, it is a presumption that the rattle belong to the men shipping them, Under this decision the commission men are held not liable for the sale of stolen cattle. Thla reverses the general practice at ths aock yards. For years purchasers ot cattle have been compelling the commission men to maks good aucb losses. Thousands of dollars have been paid out annually by commis sion men in reimbursing purchasers of stolen cattle The decision means a ssvlng of many I thousands of dollars annually to tbe com- the surrender of Lee's and Johnson's mission men of Kansaa City In the ban- armies. The amount to be paid under, the dllng of cattle. Now It is up to the pack- bill waa limited to 150.000. Tbe other bill Ing houses' and cattle speculators to de- wss to confer on the Spanish claim corn vise some means ot protecting themselves miasion authority to send for persons and against the purchase ot stolen cattle. paper and to punish for contempt. DES MOINES HEALTH MEASURES City Connrll Take Determlaed Ae . tlon, Closlagf Theater aad Pro hibiting; Pnblle Gatherlac. DES MOINES. Feb. 13. (Special Tele- gram.) Tbe city council this afternoon it- sued an order closing all theatera and churches and forbidding public meetlnga of all kinds, Including political meetings, on account of smallpox. The council also cessions to private cable monopolies, nota crdered general vaccination In the schools bly the Commercial Cable company, con- and among city employes. I The decision will put a stop to tbe bitter congressional campaign which In raging la this district between John Prouty and Con- gressman Hull, as well aa the municipal campaign. Speechea have ben made nightly for more than a week by Judge Prouty, who asplrea to aucceed Congressman, Hull, and big meetlnga are billed for every night during thla and next week. Hull la ex- pected to return next week, and. ha, too. expected to enter on a contlnuoua speaking campaign. The Prouty managers bald a oon- LferenceJodax and deide4Jto, hold,. emaUlanca. offence and for the elfafa of our noonday meeting at buslnesa nouses. Even these meetlnga may b (topped. KIMBALL'S FIRE LOSS $50,000 Booth Dakota Towa Battle Blaso that Swecpa Bnsl. nes Center. with SIOUX FALLS, 8. D., Feb. 13. (Special Telegram.) The town ot Kimball, Brule county, was last night visited by tbe worst fire In its history. Notwithstanding tbe excellent Work of the fir department, the flames for a time threatened the lime inreaieneu me enure town. They were not subdued until dam' ge to the amount of 350.000 bad been done. The fir is supposed to have aurted In -the store of S. J. -Snyder. It. wept northward to a hotel, where Jt waa wUh the one p,.,, by tba house In av topped. arai concresse and said he did not think The principal losses ar: J. IL Wolf, general store, stock and bullding. 112.0U0; Insurance. 37.000. Olln A. Matson, general store, biock valued at $9.0uu; insurance light, probably nnt nvar S KL 8. J. enyoer, general store, stocit ana kniMlnr - 11.000: insurance. Saw. nrhener uros warenouse. Dunies ana stockfarm machinery, w.ouo; amount or Insurance, It any,- not known. YOUNG WIFEJS CONVICTED Found Galltr of the Morder of Her Haebaad, a Wealthy Farmer. BOZEMAN, Mont., Feb. 13. One of th most sensational murder cases ever tried In Montana waa brought to a dos today when a jtlry brought In a verdict of man slaughter against Lucy 8. Black. Th de fendant waa accused ot poisoning her hus band, John H. Black, with morphine and arsenic between the 6th and 10th of Octo ber last. Tbe deceased waa a wealthy farmer, con- slderably older than his wife, and It was charged that ab simply married blm for bis money. The poisoning wss slow, but conclusive. ,anjahm endeavored to prove deceased hsd died of ptomaine poisoning. TROUBLE FOR THE CATTLEMEN Severe f bow Storm Prevail la Kaa- with Threatening Effect. TOPEKA, Kan., Feb.' 13. A severe .now- west- storm la reported from northern and ern Kansas tonight. Snow commenced fall ing In Topeka at 10 o'clock tonight and by morning th entire eastern portion ot the state will be .covered. In Larned snow and aleet haa been falling all day. Aa far north aa Philllpsburg ths storm haa lasted all tha afternoon. Tha temperature la falling and there la trouble In store for tbo cattlemen. Movements of Oress Vessels Feb. Is. At Rotterdam Balled: Rotterdam, for K.11 York, via Bolonne. Bur Mer. At Yokohama Arrived: r-nipre or Japan, from Vancouver and Victoria, B. C, for Kobe, ruagasuKi, nnangnai ana nong h.ong. At Hong Kong oauea: cmpreas 01 In dia, for Victoria mid Vancouver. B. I: via Shanghai, jsagasakl, Kobe ana Yoko hama. At Usard Psnsed: LAqultaln, from Nw York, for Havre.. At New York Arrived: Germanic, from IJverpool and uueensiown; Mongolian, from (Ilassow and Mlvlll. At Malta Arrived: Auguste Victoria. from New York, for (.Tonstanlinotil, etor At I Jverpool Arrived: Ooetmlr, from Kw York: Weelernlaiid. from PhlladeJ. phla; Parisian, from Bt. Johns and Hall- fax. At Glasgow Sailed: Buenoa Ayeran, for New York. At Queenstown Sailed: Teutonic, " for Na-w York (from Liverpool). At London Balled; Mesnba. for New ork. At Southampton Arrived: Bt. - Loula, from Jfetar xuJt. . . fQR TIIE DIRECT VOTE I Han Adapt Eolitl ravoriif f pilar1 S!ti ef i tiara. MEASURE MEETS WITH NO OPPOSITION Eill ta Gaistriot Bridra at 8t Jaisplj is Amsaf Tho fau4. SPANS MlSSCUPd RIVER AT THAT POINT Ex-Coiftgrat to B Eainbimi for Leu f Bids-Arm, FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS SET ASIDE omnnmsnsmnj Representative Corliss 1'rge Paaaaar of HI Bill Providian for a Gov erament Cable to Manila. WASHINGTON. Feb. 11 Th house to- day unanimously adopted a resolution pro- posing an amendment to the constitution ot the United Statea for the election of senators by direct popular vote. Ther . was no demand for time to debate th res olution. This is the fourth time th hous has adopted a similar resolution. Two bills of genersl Importance were passed by the house todsy. the remainder of the time being devoted to mlnof busi ness. One was a senate bill to provide for the payment ot the claims of confederate officers ' and soldiers whose horses, aid arme and baggage were taken from them by union soldiers, contrary to the terms of A bill also wss passed to grant to the White River Railroad company the right to construct a railway across th govern ment landa in Independence county, Ar kansas. Manila Cable Bill. Speaking to a pro forma amendment to the latter bill, Mr. Corliss (rep.) of Micht- an, wno is tne author of a bill to provide for tbe laying of a government csbls from San Francisco to Manila, addressed the house on the cable project. He waa op- posed, he said, to congress yielding con- trolled by the Mackey-Bennett forces, and dwelt on tha importance of the United States operating ita own cable line. "The right to conalruct cable lines," he aald, "la an Inherent right ot tha nation. No one haa a right to lay a cable without permission or congress. Ther Is no law In existence by wblch cable lines can b laid." I "Congress," h continued, "has assumed I the right to control th construction and operation of cahle line In Alaska. Ia It I not far mora Important for th malnten- 1 people to control eauio communication witn Hawaii, the Philippines and tha Other islands in tha Pacific?" Bilda-o for St. Joe. Tbe following bills wer passed: To authorise a bridge across th Ar kansas river near Fort Gibson, I. T.; to construct a bridge across th Missouri river at St. Joseph, Mo., and to authorise the Memphis, Helena Louisiana railroad to construct bridges across th White and Arkansas rivers. When the committee on election of tha prcaident, vice president and repreaenta- UyeB ,B COBgreM w, considered, Mr. Cor- .... ..n. ,h iint ThiUon nronoa- - I . ' 1 J . , hahJa I wb vw.aw r . . - th ,ecUoll of ,enator ot th United ing a constitutional auieuuuicui m iufiuvf Bulet by popular vote. He explained that . .-,.oiu.i0I1 wa. Dractlcall Identical ., neceggary to discuss the measure. w. no desire to debate the mets- .,,., -i.hout a dlmatit. i ui, m " - I ng vote. At 4:45 the house adjourned. ' FOR- GOVERNMENT EXHIBIT House Committee aad St. Loots Mem Discuss Neeeasary Apprprlatloa for World' Fair. WASHINGTON, Feb, 13. Th officials ot the government board tor tha St. Loula ex position and a number of Bt. louib men , Identified with that enterprise today were before tha house committee on exposition relative to the amount required tor tha goverlunnt exhibit. Congress haa heretofore appropriated 3250,000 as a part of tha amount for tha building, but tbe amount for tha. exhibit It self wss left open. Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Brig- ham, head of the government board, aad his assistants calculate on 3800,000 tor tho exhibit. They also destra a building to C0H 1450,000. ' I Supervising Architect Taylor of tba Treasury department stated that th build- ag would cost from 50,000 to 7,000 mora If built within tha tlm originally aat tor hpen,n "K""1 tM wU ,f 1 anotner year wmm inuwm. Th varloua officials explained tha magni tude ot th work and th plant to make thla government exhibit In every . way worthy of th enterprise aa h whola. REDUCES DAWES COMMISSION. I - j Indlna Appropriation Bill I Con plctcd nnd Make "amber of C'haaaes. WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. The Indian ap propriation bill completed today carries $8.- 840,500. The Item for support of schools ;i 33,347.020; for fulfilling treaty emulations 33,102.157. The Dawea commission it reduced In membership from four to three. Among the general provisions Is one forbidding the withholding of rations becaus.i of attrhd- aac at a non-government achool; also re quiring Indian Territory Judge to reside at Muskoge. Th bill omits th uaual appro priation for an Indian achool at Oraod Junction, Colo., owing to a local controversy, it bslng claimed that th government It mad to pay for aewer and othtr Improve ments which tbe public enjoy. Tbe esti mate waa 344.725 for this school, but tb bill out off tbe school entirely. Before tha bill was reported today tha committee added $40,000 for an Indian ex hibit at th Louisiana Purchase exposition at St. Louis. eeretary Boot at Work. WASHINGTON. Feb. 13. Although still suffering with a sever 00 Id, Secretary Root I hat resumed hut auUoa, . .