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The Omaha ' Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUliE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 18, 1902-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
STORM SWEEPS EAST
JTew Yerk and Pailedelpbia the Oeiteri of
SNOWFALL IN PLACES IS NINE INCHES
Wild llewi at Terr'flo Velocity of Sixty
Milea aa Hear.
IN " t 'TEEN
leilreadiAro Ielpltn , i Gei
rallj it at Butdrtilb
NO REPORTS OF SERIOUS CASUAL. ,
Hew York City Seeae of Bitterest
Weather, bat All Seacoast
Tonii Am Snow
NEW YORK. Feb. 17. New Tork City his
torn the brunt of tbe fiercest snowstorm
that bee struck this section of tbe coun
try alnce tbe treat billiard of 188S. Be
ginning aoon after midnight tbe storm In
creased rapidly until by daybreak the whole
city waa completely anowed under. Tbe
rlstng force of tbe gale piled the anow in
great drift that for a time almost sus
pended trsffio except In the main thor
oughfares, where tbe car tracks were only
kept open by tbe constant use of snow
pi oughe and sweepers.
Communication between Manhattan and
Brooklyn waa subject to long delay. Tbe
ferryboat wltb difficulty made trips across
the ice-choked rivers and tbe work of tug
boats, lighters and shipping generally waa
almost at standstill.
80 heavy was the snowfall that the load
ing of Teasels was stopped. It being Im
possible to keep tbe hatcbpe open. Two
steamers, which arrived Aurlng the night,
struggled aa far as Juerntln. where
they came to anchor. Several steamers
t Km jtfr a.nAv Yiiwik- watt-
M, m uy)iun) w v.
log for the storm to abate before attempt
ing to enter the port.
Crisis fa Reached.
Tonight the local weather bureau re
ports that the worst of the snowfall, which
began to abate In tbe afternoon. Is prob
ably over. The fall up to S o'clock this
OLD OFFICERS RE-ELECTED
tloa Field 'pearlies oa Wears
of Other a Hone.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. Interest In to
day's session of the National American
Woman 8uffrage association attached pria
clpally to the election of officers for tbe
ensuing year, which resulted aa follows:
President, Carrie Chapman Catt of New
York; honorary president, Elizabeth Cady
Stanton of New York, Susan B. Anthony of
Rochester, N. Y. ; vice preeldent-at-lsrge.
Rev. Anna H. Shaw of Philadelphia; cor
responding secretary, Kate M. Gordon of
New York; recording secretary, Alice 8.
Blackwell of Boston; treasurer, Harriet
Taylor Upton of Warren, O.; auditors,
Laura- Clay of Lexington, Ky., end Mrs.
Mary J. Coggeshall of Des Moines, la.
Except In the case of second auditor. Dr.
a Smith Eaton declining a re-election,
ll the old officers were re-elected. While
the bsllots were being cousted former
United States Senator H. W. Blair deliv
ered a short addresa.
At the afternoon session Mrs. Mariana W.
Chapman of New York read a brief report
on the work of the Friends' Equal Rights
association, which recently has been recog
nized as an auxllliary of the present con
ven'.lon. Madame Sofia Frledland of Russia deliv
ered an Interesting address on "Women in
Russia." Tbe remainder of tbe afternoon
session wss devoted to International reports
from Spanish-American countries.
"Women in Venezuela" was the subject
of a paper by Mrs. Jose Raphael Rlcart of
Caracas, read by Harriet Taylor Upton.
Senorlta Carolina Huidobro of Chill spoke
on "Women in South American Republics,"
with particular reference to Mexico, Chill,
Argentine and Paraguay.
She ssld the women of these countries
are apathetic in all political matters, but if
they could be made to believe that woman
suffrage would mean a cessation of the in
ternal wars and international entangle
ments they would be quick to take It up.
Tonight's session of tbe convention, was
devoted to tbe general subject of an even
ing with foreign guests and addresses were
delivered by Mrs. Emmye Evald of Sweden,
eenorua Carolina Huidobro, representing
Chill; Miss Florence Fensham, dean of the
American College for Girls in Constant!
nopie, and Frauleln Atolle, representing
Mrs. Evald aatd that Sweden was the first
country of the world that gave its women a
municipal privilege, granted in 1736, to
taxpaylng women. As a foreigner she wished
to object to the wholesale condemnation
NIGHT SCHOOL TO BE CLOSED AT ONCE
Sanitary- Meaaare Adopted to Preveat
Air Possible Spread of Contagions
Disease Throaajh Pabllo
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. (Special Tele
gram.) Senator Millard said today that he
proposed trying to re-establish an agent at
the Santee agency in Nebraska.
"When tbe lata agent's term expires,"
said Senator Millard, "Commissioner Jones,
following his oft repeated utterances
against continuing agents at tbe reserva
tions where they were not needed, refused
to appoint a succeeeor to Mr. Balrd. and tbe
The proposition of equipping the girls' agency was abolished. I bave some pro-
gymnasium at the new High school building nounced views on the matter. I do not be
With bath appurtenances, dressing room Heva tha Santeea ara elf-.iinnnrtlnr. 1
partitions, towels and bathing suits, snd I believe an agent Is absolutely necessary
the question of whether or not an Instructor there and I shall do all in my power to
should be employed at $63 a month to have have the agency continued under the dlrec
supervlslon of the room and exercises, en- tlon of an agent and not under a bonded
gaged the attention of the Board of Educa
tion for an hour at Its meeting last night.
Members W. F. Johnson, Howard, Mcintosh,
J. J. Smith and Robert Smith made speeches
in favor of the expenditure, while Stubben-
dorf. Levy and Hornan opposed It. Mr.
Homan gave it as his opinion that pupils
of the city schools already have enough
Pbyslclal Culture Coarse at Home.
"Ninety-nine per cent of them," he said.
have to help their parents after school Is
out, and this gives them all the exercise
tbey need. We have already overdrawn
three of our funds, and here it is only
.h.AAn a na inrhu. This afternoon
hurricane warnings were hoisted at Sandy of foreigners and to the assertion that all
Hook and New Tork and many vessels are es wrong In America is due to the
d.taJned In nort. iur.gu cement
There was considerable delay In the ar- T68 women of Chili," said Senorlta
rivals of the mall. Tha Chicago mall, dua Huidobro, "have every advantage for ad
- 4. an m aka it mmt in until 7:15 a. I vancement and self-culture and many have
m. The local dellverlea of mall were bam- improved their opportunities. They have a
pored by the difficulty of driving tbe wagons
through ths snow-encumbered streets. All
outgoing malls were closed from thirty
minutes to an hour before the usual time.
Hall on tha New York Central were from
very strict sense of justice and are In
tensely patriotic. The women of Chill as a
whole ars far ahead of any women of any
other country In South America, and In this
1 tney are aided by the liberal view the men
two to three hours late and all mall nerv- I beginning to hold regarding the status
lea between here and points on Long Island of American women."
....ti..n in.nanried. The trains on I MM Fensham declared that the women In
all the lines terminating In Jersey City Turkey bave enormous power. She said the
.-, h.hinA time during the morn. I feneral impression that Turkish women ars
In but toward evening the schedules were I hut up behind the latticed wipdowe of tha
mors nearly TOaraUlncd. on tne rtew iq Mine ensue 10 go snout
Central through trains were being moved
aearly on time by taklnj off .many local
' Streets Blocked with S
SO CI11 AT THE HIGH SCHOOL I wants agent at santee
loud f Eduoatien DeoUea Pkjiioal Oil-
tara Too ExianaSra.
Seaator Millard Will Flnht for Be-
eatabllahmeat Along- the
superintendent. I may fall in my efforts.
but It won't be because I have not tried."
There will be serious opposition to the
report made by the house committee on
postofflces and postroads, putting rural
free delivery service under the contract
system, such ss prevails In handling the
star routes. Already members are hear
ing from their constituents, and delega
tions from Nebraska, Iowa and South' Da
kota are seriously. considering instituting
a fight sgalnst Chairman Loud's pet
project. These delegations are not alone
In their opposition to the clause in the
postofflce appropriation bill. In fact, op-
February. I don't think we ought to reduce I Pos,tlt" "J5rlns'n8 np. ,",,V, C,?Yn I lay " reseer near by. The note dl
the salaries of some teachers we have in tr ncatlona point to the striking rected tne ,leuten,nt to py ceruln small
mu,ni..tlVu, Ml a that tha dereaaad owed and aaked
Representative (stars: caned at the vt
CLARENCE FUR1Y IS DEAD
Wall Xeewa Liaitaiaat f leeeai Iafeatry
Expire! at Columoti Uarraokt.
NEWS RECEIVED FROM HIS CIMMANDER
Omaha Bos- Who Had Rlaea la Service
1 aad Waa Well Liked by His
Brother OIBeers Is
COLUMBU8. O.. Feb. 17. (Special Tele
gram.) Lieutenant Clarence M. Furay of
the Second Infantry, U. 8. A., on detail at
the military depot here, shot himself
through tbe heart today and died almost
The act was a complete surprise to bis
fellow officers quartered at the post. With
Lieutenants Snyder and Maloney, Lieuten
ant Furay occupied a suite of rooms there.
Tbe two first named officers were standing
talking in thelf front room when Lieu
tenant Furay entered and passed through
to the bathroom. There was nothing In
bis manner or appearance to attract spe
cial attention, but a few minutes later a
shot was heard, and, rushing In, they
found Furay weltering In his own blood on
the bathroom floor and a forty-two caliber
revolver at bis side.
Lleutensnt Furay had recently received
$800 from home and a part of this money.
with a note addressed to Lieutenant Snyder,
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Snow Tuesday.
lit. Ul.ln. TamMPutllM in 1.M HI r I -
tlon; Wednesday, bnow and Colder; South
winds, Becoming rortnwest.
Trmperatare at Omaha Yeaterdayi
order to hire new ones. TUls gymnasium
project is a fad. We can get along without
It. In Chicago the Board of Education has
abandoned physical culture altogether. As
It Is, the girls have the gymnasium room
In which they can play basket ball and
engage in other recreation wnicn aoesn 1
require a teacher, and I . think we had
better let the matter rest that way until
we bave tbe money for tbe improvement.
The motion was put, and by a vote of
8 to 5 it waa decided not to improve tbe
gymnasium or to employ a teacher. Later,
Mr. Mclntoeh submitted a resolution that
the gymnasium be closed until such time
as a teacher could be employed, as, ne
said. It was dangerous to permit the girls
to exercise there without an Instructor.
The resolution was adopted.
Day for Memorial Fond
The board met in regular session and at
partment of Agriculture today in behalf
of a number of his constituents residing
In Saunders county, who have written
blm of a strange disease which has ap
peared among the horses in that locality.
The officials connected with the Bureau of
Animal Industry have taken the matter
uuder advisement and hope within a day
or two to give some definite report upon
the disease and recommendations for its
S. O. Olwell haa been recommended by
the South Dakota delegation for reappoint
ment as postmaster at Piers.
Senator Dolllver presented petitions from
ths retell grocers of aage and Cedar
Rapids, Is., protesting against tbe passage
of the parcel poata bill.
The Iowa delegation ia congress wss con
siderably worked up today over a report
blm to act as executor. By order of Lieu
tenant Colonel Penny, in command of the
post, this note was not made public.
Notice of Furay's death was sent to
Frank A. Furay of Omaba, a brother. The
lieutenant bad dressed himself completely
In clean linen before shooting. He was
commissioned in 1(99, having come up
from the ranks. He wss well liked by the
officers. They can assign no cauae unless
it be an attack of Inoomnla.
Brother Starts for Colambas.
The first Information of Lieutenant
Furay's death received by the family waa
at 4 o'clock. No detalla were given. Frank
A. Furay Immediately started for Columbus,
O. Members of the family believe that
Lieutenant Furay's death was dus to an
Lieutenant Furay would have been St
o'clock was called to order by President which appeared In the morning M nfU Ha gradu,ted
tne city is far from correct. Polygamy Is
fast giving way", not from moral conviction
on tha part of the Turks, but because of
their lack of meana to support large
families., the TurkUh vltu r .
The congestion of trsfflc on tbe Man-1 tion decllnlnar to Hv a. ...
flatten street car lines was "". """ 1 same roof.
th. morning. On Broadway wneei iramo
confined to tbe narrow lanes between
t,ih anow hills and along these cabs, trucks
..4 ..n rwled al a snail's pace. From
other thoroughfares truck traffic disap
naartul almost entirely.
tn h. .hnnntnr district the blockade waa
. enmnleta that several of the great de-
nextment stores closed at ocioc. u.
thousand men were i w "
TO INSPECT VOTE IN SOUTH
Republicans la Caaesi Shane PlXaa
(or Inveatla-atloa of the Soath
' era Eleettoa Question.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. The repub
lican members of the house of representa-
sbouid bo taken at t o'clock. Representa
tive Dick of Ohio then presented this sub
stltuto for that of Mr. Crompacker here
Resolved. That It Is the sens nf ihim
caucus that the committee on rulee report
a resolution, as a substitute for those now
perming in saia committee, providing in
substance that a select committee be id.
treets of Manhattan eariy tiv held a th,rd cftucu, tonight to con-
Boon. or inese nan wro aiaer the question of southern elections.
ing cross-walks, whlls a.ow men Only eighty-six republicans out of a total
trucka were empioj i - or 199 were present. Speaker Henderson
clearing tbo mam streets. , r I being among those absent. This was short
lines thero waa considerable) delay In the of , quorum but th(f meetl proceeded
oarlv hours, but by the evening rush hours lth BDeM, ,,,nll. ...
JI trains were running on time, tlon being sdopted asking the house com-
Tha Brooklyn bridge waa kept clear of mlttM on t nport a re,,,,, for
now from the time tha storm began, nut ft pomlcal mvegtig.tin, committee of
both the eievaieo. mm m.oz eleven members to consider questions rela
a . a 1 4 abs a a ah sir v v nnll I'll 1
crowaea to mr ui-. I tlvs to the disfranchisement of voters
thousands of Brooaiyuiie. P""" It was agreed at the outset that tbe vote
perilous passsge 01 uw wi'" i v
giatlng In tha crush on the bridge.
Brook ly a. . Also Affected.
Throughout Brooklyn tha blockade wna
arven mora general than In Manhattan aad
iimi nroareaa waa mads by the street
cleaning department beyond opening eroea
jraits OB "f" 4 canarsls P"lnt the speaker, consisting of eleven
Coney Island. Fort Hamilton ana inarsio mf.rntwr.i whoae duty tt ,,ha b, and who
were completely cut off from all communl- shall have complete power and authority
MHan over the Brighton Beach road, on to investigate and Ineulre Into the validity
ration over ine eni , of election laws and the manner of their
Which a halt doaen trains were etaliea at enforcement In the several states, and
una time. During tha day not over 60 per whether the right to vote of male Inhabl-
" . - ,v th. Brooklyn Rapid Unt" of r of the states, 21 years old and
cent of ths cars of the rooB.iyn m y, ot ,h, Vnites states. Is denied
Transit system wsro a opwiui -
sanda were compelled to make their way
en foot to the ferrlea. States, Islanders
suffered mora than the residents ot any
nf tha boroughs ot Greater New Tork,
The boata were all much behind time
and no effort was mads to keep schedule
trme. tne ma.n -i " . .i.n. at auced- wnlch P-PCed not only an Investl-
greatmaa.es otic. J"111 gallon, but also fixed the remedy, namely.
"h.S!"JV. .I'.:, U- of representation la congress
.u -- . - .tt proportional to ths extent ot disfranchise
7 r "::.:rrrtr ment.
a W 4k. JalMa
WB7 that the unanimous action by eighty-six
Derailed Train Steps Trasno. members would b accepted by the com-
In the afternoon a tew trains got through I mlttee on rules, notwithstanding the ab
on the North Shore by using tbe big freight I sence of a quorum, and it was pointed out
engines ef ths Baltimore Ohio road. De- 1 by these that oighty-olx affirmative votes
Barnard. A call of tbe roll showed tblr
teen members to be present, as follows
Andreesen, Cermak, Homan, Howard, Theo
dore Johnson, W. F. Johnson, Levy, May'
nard, Mclntoeh, J. J. Smith, Robert Smith,
Stubendorf and Barnard. Mr. Homan, as
chairman of tbe teachers' and examination
committee, read a report upon coinraunica
tlons received from General C. F. Mander
son and Hon. William T. Harris, United
States commissioner ot education, request
ing that a day be designated on which con
tributions from teachers and pupils would
be received for the benefit of tbe McKlnley
memorial fund. The report complied with
the request and set aside February 21 ss
such day. It was made plain that neither
teachers nor pupils were requested to con
tribute, but that they were given permis
slon to contribute if they, so elected. -A
spirited' debate ansued, some of the Mem
bers taking the position that no project,
however worthy, should be submitted to
the schools in this way. The proposition
finally carried by a vote of 7 to 4. The
money so collected Ik to be turned over to
Superintendent Pearse, who will deliver It
to tbe local officers of the McKlnley Me
Closing; the Night School
Smallpox and the question of the beet
means of guarding against It in the city
schools was given considerable attention.
As one meana to this end Member Homan
submitted a resolution that all night schools
be closed by tbe end of the week. He said
e had learned that the dlsesse was more
likely to be dlssemmlnsted In the night
schools than In the day schools on account
of the class of pupils which attend. The
resolution was adopted. He then submitted
another to the effect that by March 6 all
pupils and teachers of city schools be re
quired to give evidence ef recent success
be met with dismissal In case of teachers cent on claims amounting to $97,47.63, was im arter wnich he waa flrst aMigned to ohllratlon of oavlne- 17.600 to the widow ot Sernment of Denmark had assumed dsbts
and expulsion In esse of dudIIs. This wss tod' declsred by the comptroller of the comnanv B. Second infantry, at Fort a ir-11. . nf it. r.n.in, hnirf.r. amounting to about 1700,000 for that con-
also adopted, currency. Thomas. Ky., nesr Cincinnati. O. He was who committed sulcids In Coafax. Ia.. on cern' but h,tl ereed ta wlna UD tn" affaire
The order cloelnr the night schools will 1 The First National bank of Bt. Paul, afterwards transferred at his own rtioueat ir.h,.,. 01 iok Th. ..r n7 .nn.i. r. of the company as soon as practicable, thus
throw seven teachers out of employment. Minn., aad ths Chase National bank ot to Company O, Second Infantry, for service versed the decision of tbe United States I relieving the United 8tstea ot all compiles
Night schools are now being held at three New Iorlt we toaay approved as reserve ln tne Philippines. He went to Columbus
1 any manner abridged except for
crime, and such committee shall report the
result of Its Investigation at aa early a day
The debate waa brief and was favorable
to the adoption of the resolution. Mr,
Crumpacker readily accepted the resolu
tion ln lieu of tbe one he hsd first Intro-
railed trains stopped a11 trafflo oa the
South Shore lines.
Conditions were In every respect worse
than in tbe billiard of 1888. Telegraph and
telephone service la New Tork experienced
little Interruption, for while the snow was
heavy, there waa no sleet to break tbe
wires. The wind blew at a velocity of
Sixty miles aa hour. During the day only
a, few minor accidents to pedestrians re-
ultsd from tbs storm.
Tbe Beet of warships lying off quarantine
to await ths arrival ot Prince Henry was
for hours cut 08 by floating Ice from the
shore. Forty marines whs put off for ths
vessels In boats were forced to return to
the navy yard.
Seaeuast Towas Are Straek.
Advices recslved tonight from points In
New Jersey show that ths great billiard
' has beta felt from Bergen county to Cape
May and from Atlantle City to Camden. Tbe
latest advices are that during tbe evening
tbe storm abated considerably. Tbe brunt
of the gale, which approached the dlmen
aioas ot a hurricane, waa felt by the sea'
coast towns, but ths interior cities aad
. towns did Dot sscape.
Travel by road was almost Impossible,
(Continued aa Second Page.)
would have been a majority If a
WILL PROTECT BEET SUGAR
Bill latrodaeed Aathorialaajt FresL
deat to Negotiate Reciprocity
Treaty with Caha.
WASHINGTON, Febv 17. Repressntattva
H. Smith ot Michigan today Introduced
bill amending the act of July 14. 1897, by
authorising the president to negotiate
reciprocity treaty between the United
States and Cuba for a period of ten years
by which the United Statea shall refund
tn Cuban government quarterly 40 per
cent ot duties on condition that Cuba shall
grant a concession of all duties on articles
imported by Cuba from tb United States
snd on condition that no duties ehall be re
funded on any article for the introduction
of which any bounty has been offered, pre
vlded for or paid.
It is explained that Mr. Smith's bill is I
line with the general sentiment with tbe
Michigan delegation to protect the beet
sugar industry of tbst slats as ths refund
proposed Is to the Cuban government and
not to tha augar planters.
Des Moines tbat Governor Cummins had
come out In opposition to the renomlnatlon
of Congressman Hull. - While the members
refused to be interviewed for publication,
some of them doubted the sccurscy of the
news, believing that Governor Cummins
waa too astute a politician to precipitate a
fight at this time that might result In elect
ing several democrats to congress from dis
tricts now represented by republicans.
Seaator Dietrich returned from the . bed'
side of his daughter this morning. He
reports that Miss Dietrich Is considerably
improved as the result of sn operation
performed last week, and has high hopes
of her speedy recovery.,
The president today nominated Sherman
F. Myers for postmaster at Anita and
Henry L. Chesley at Sutherland, la.
ftarjitaw nf Tmuun Rs , w. tnriflV tnn.
anltted -to congress a letter urging that ah
appropriation of $27,780 be made tor the
purchase of 625 acres of land near the
proposed site of Post Des Moines, for use
as a rifle range.
Mrs. Thummel, daughter of Representa
tive Hepburn, Is a delegate from Des
Moines chapter, Daughters ot the Ameri
can Revolution, at the congress in session
William Evans of West Liberty, la., ia
one of tbe most recent arrivals ln Wash
Senator Millard has nominated T. T. Var-
ney for postmaster at Austin, uuster
county, and L. H. Jewett at Broken Bow,
Iowa Postmasters Appointed E. B.
Burke. Coalville, Webster county; W. 8.
Fox, Jerome, Appanoose county.
B. M. Russell of Lamonl, Ia., waa today
admitted to practice before the Interior
A final dividend of 6 2-10 per cent in
favor of tbe creditors of the First National
TREATY IS RATIFIED
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PACKERS SLASH THE MARKET
Emit la War Over latrodaetloa vt
Kew Competltloa aad
Caatlaa ef Daaiak Watt ladies Caifimii by
tie lo ata.
ISLAND I NOW PASS TO THE UNITED STATES
Exciaife of latiCotUoaa Will Feraall
Close tke TraaaaoUen.
TRADE PENDING SINCE LINCOLN'S TIME
vsramtnt Fa;t five Million Cellar
far Three Iilasia,
Parehase is Regarded aa Essential to
the Coaslsteat Malateaaure
of the Monroe
CHICAGO. Feb. 17. Big packing houses J ST. THOMAS, ST. JOHN AND ST. CROIX
ln ths stock ytrds are at war and as a re
sult the price of dressed beet ln the Chi
cago market has been cut more than 25 per
cent aad the market man la reaping all ths
benefit, for the retail price has not been
The trouble is over tbe entrance of two
new firms Into the Chicago beef market.
For a long time Armour sV Co., Swift ft Co. WASHINGTON. Feb. 17. Today, in a,
and Nelson Morris ft Co. bave had a mono- I little more ' than an hour's tlma. the sen-
poly of tbe territory and tbey divided It up j ate disposed of the treaty with Denmark
between themselves and held prices up ac- I ceding to the United States, for a constd-
cordlng to their treaty of peace. A big leratlon of 13,000,000, the Islands ot 8t.
slaughter house haa just been erected by I Thomas, St. John and St. Croix, compos-'
the Schwarxschlld ft Sulsberger company ing the group of the Antilles, known as
at the stock yards 'and they have been Ithe Danish West Indies and lying Just east
Joined by the Anglo-American Provision of Porto Rico, and thus, so far as this
company, which formerly handled hog prod- country Is concerned, consummated a trans
ude, but little dressed beef, ln Chlcsgo. action which has been under consideration
I I Intermtttsntly since the administration of
PUIP.Afjn PAHKFRS SKFPTIP.AI President Lincoln
Know Nothlaa- A heat Blsr Company to
Handle Meats aad Meat
CHICAGO. Feb. 17. The reported forma-
read at length and more or less discussion
of the proposition waa Indulged tn. Sen
ator Cullom, as cbalrman of tbe commit
tee on foreign relations, made a speech ex
plaining the advantages of the acquisition
of the Islands and Senators Bacon and Mo
tion of n 1900,000,000 corporation to build I Laurla made ' brief remarks, saying that
while they could not endorse all the pro
visions f tbe agreement, tbey would
place no obstacles ln the way ot ratification.
Bacoa Attempta to Amend.
Senator Bacon moved to amend the
ful vaccination and that refusal to comply hank of Nellgh, Neb., making 70 1-10 per
from Cretghton university, this city, ln
1893, with honors. A year after his gradu
ation hs entered Purdue university at La
fayette, Ind., where, tor three years, he
pursued a course of study tn electrical en
glneerlng. After leaving school he was em
ployed at the Union Pacific headquarters in
Omaha. In 1898 he enlisted as a private ln
the Second Nebraska regiment. Infantry,
and was mustered out of service as a cor
poral at Chtcamauga, at which point his
regiment was stationed during tha Spanish-
American war. For a short period he was
employed on Ths Bee, during which time.
In November, 1899, he re-enllsted, being
igned to Company F, Thirty-ninth
United States volunteers for service in the
Philippines, and served tor nearly a year
at and near Batangaa, and in aoutbsrn Lu-
He waa recommended three times for a
commission for distinguished gallantry In
action, and a commission was Issued. After
promotion to sergeant major of his bat
talion, he was mustered out oa account of
long continued illness dus to the climate.
While on his way home across the Pacific
his commission ss second lieutenant in the
regular army passed him ln mid-ocean. He
arrived at his home In this city In Novem
ber, 1900, and was sick for four months
from the enervating effects ot his troplcsl
Commissioned to the Army.
Under the provisions of the act of con
gress of February 2. 1901, providing for an
increase tn tbe number of regular army of
ficers, he applied ter a commiaslon, and
passed his examination at Fort Leaven'
worth. An Interesting tact ln connection
with this examination was that after con
cluding a, battalion drill, and having turned
and saluted the board of examining officers.
one of them said: "Well done, young
man." His commission arrived In July,
abbatolrs to handle meat products and by
products Is not seriously considered by
local packers. Tha men back of the com-
pany, it la said, are not known ln Chicago,
and tha stock yards men here are repre
sented aa at a loss to understand why a
corporation of auch proportions should be trettty by striking out the second para-
lormea in ooutn uaaoia. araDh ot article ill ot the treaty, reading:
O. F. Bwirt is quoteo oy tne XTiDune as ..Tne c,v)I r,,htg in(, tne political status
saying: "I never heard ot the company I nf ihm ihahltnt of tha islands shall ha
and do not believe anybody else here has determined by the congress, subject to the
imuiunuuu 1 atlnuiationa contained in tne nreaent con
'11 is news to me, mmta- mawiro jaorria ventlon
of the Nelson Morris compsny. 1 aoum h4.ed hlll nnr0.itlon to this nrovlstcn
the authenticity of the report." nn th41 ,.,.,, ,h, ,h. nnn.tltutlnn should
Michael Cudahy also denied knowledge tend to ,ha 1Bialld. -nen the, became a
of tha concern. I of tB. united States. He aald. how
ever, tbat tbe failure to accept the amend
Creeks Refuse to Give t'p American
Baaaer to Craay Snake's
MUSKOGEE, I. T.. Feb. 17. A band ot
about twenty . of Crazy Snake'a followers,
led by Chitto Harjo, this afternoon sur
rounded the borne of ex-Cblef Ispsrhicher,
former chief ot the Creeks, six miles south
pt Beggs, f. T., and demanded that he give
up a United -Stater flag which ne possessed.
TO THE FLAG ment would not prevent his voting tor the
treaty, for he believed ln the Monroe doc
trine. Under that doctrine this country
could not permit any European power to
acquire the islands and wa could not in
fairness take this position and then our
selves refuse to buy them wiijn they re
for aale. '
The amendment waa rejeoted without
' Callom Explains the Treaty. ,
Senator Cullom explained all the provU
stons of the treaty sod gave a detailed ao-
This flag Is an emblem that the Creeks con- I count of ths islands' resources and ot their ;
sider to stand . for authority for any act
committed by its possessor and was given
to tbe ex-chlef as showing ths authority
given blm by the government.
The ex-chlef refused to give up the flag.
Marshal Bennett of the northern district
ot Indian Territory has authorised bis
deputy at Sapulpa to organize a posse and
use bis own Judgment m quelling tbe
trouble. Indian Agent Shoenfelt, at this
place, is also taking active steps and has
sent Indian police to Isparhlcher's home,
IOWA COURT IS
United States Clrcalt Coart Releases
Life Iasarance Company of Pay
ment of a Policy.
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 17. A decision was ren
dered today by Judges Caldwell, Thayer and
Sanborn of the United Statea circuit court
of appeals releasing tbs Mutual Life In
surance company of New York from tha
trade value to the Ubited States. He said
the provision effecting the civil rights of .
the inhabitants was similar to the provl- ,
slon on the same subject In tbs Spanish
treaty concerning Porto Rico.
Senator Cullom said ln taking the Islands
the United States would assume no burden
of debt, as by the terms of the agreement
all claims held by Denmark against ths
islands would be cancelled. Hs estimated
the total ot these claims at $2,000,000.
He also explained the nature of tbs obli
gations the United States would assume
REVERSED wlth re(6reoce 40 tDS 8t- Thomas Floating
I'Ul IV VUIU)IHU, .UU LUC tT.ll 1UU1S
Panama company, saying tbat on ths tele
graph franchise tt would be necessary to
pay a subsidy of $4,000 a year for three or
four years, and tbat tn both cases there
was an agreement to protect the charters
for the time granted by Denmark.
History of tsgsr Company.
Hfc also gave a detailed history of tha St. ,
Croix Sugar company, explaining that the
of the ward school houses, with sn a vera r. agents for the Flrat National bank of
attendance of about twantv-flve nunll .tlWaubay. S. D.
New Bahstltate Teachers.
Tbe teachers' and examinations' commit
tee recommended that Misses Anna How
land, Leah Leger, Laura Haggard, Elsie
McKenna and Sarah Townsend be placed on
the list of substitute teacbera. Tbe appll
cations of Misses L. Scbmldt sod Susan F.
Hlnman for positions as teachers la ths
High school were referred to the High
school committee. Ths applications of
Misses Alberta Brenneman, Anna Vander
cook, Sarah E. Townsend, Isabel Williams
A postofflce hae been ordered established
at Bronson, Woodbury ' county. Ia., with
Marlon G. Smith as postmaster.
FAVORS QUALIFIED SUFFRAGE
Taft Glvea Farther Teitimssy oa
Condition ef Philippine
Barracks, O., to await orders. It was un
derstood that be would bave charge of re
cruits soon to be sent to ths Philippines.
He had been at Columbus about one month.
Loved the Military Service.
'Lieutenant Furay alwaya expressed a
great fondness for military service," said
his brother. Dr. Charles 8. Furay, last
evening. "Hia letters have always been
cheerful. Nothing ln bis personal conver
sation whlls at home or In his correspond
ence since re-entering the service affords
circuit court of Iowa, which held tbat tbe
Insurance company was obliged to pay
Mrs. Kelly the amount of the policy, re
gardless of the clause in the contract guar
anteeing tbat the holder of the - policy
would not take his life within two years of
NEBRASKA HEREFORDS SOLD
Lara-eat Herd In World Transferred
with Ranch Near Ashland.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 17.-Governor Taft ... .iirhte,t explanation for what Is rs-
tn his testimony before the senate commit- ported t0 have been hia own act It doea
tee on the Philippines today aUted more n. -nr credible to hia famllr nt
and Nina Klrkard for positions as teachers succinctly than hs has dons heretofore his friendi that he committed suicide. He was
m tne warn scnoois were rsrerred to the I tneory. wntcb is. ne saw, also tns tneory -K-iut-i fearless man and reneroua to
nnumiura on teacners ana examinations. I oi tne rmuppine commission, aa to wnat
The application of J. A Banks. 123 1 congress should do in ths way of supply
Davenport street, for the positions of truant I Ing ths Philippine people with a form of
officer and school census enumerator waa I government. His plan ts, flrst, to give the
received and filed. The application of people a qualified suffrage, with a gradual
Clyde O'Neill for a position as chief engl. growth ln populsr government, which should received a commission, although the ef-
neer at tne mil acnool bulldtn waa m. I be enlara-ed through education ln tne Ens , .- ,.. i..,i ..,..1.
- I - - I wen v W .vub V.M LIU uy .lMK,,l VII . . . . , a m. , , .
ferred to tbe heat and ventllatlag commit 1J language and ln American Institutions; Baiftria while ln the Phllipplnee doubtless famous du 11s Aamirai ana "". w
a fault. A striking cnaractenstic waa bis
reticence regarding hia own military suc
cess, always insisting that his record would
speak for Itself. His health was very good.
as It must have been or be would not have
KANSAS C1TV, Feb. 17. A deal was con
summated ln Kansas City today by which
the Riverside Hereford Cattle company sold
Its ranch and herd ot pure blood Hereford
cattle at Ashland, Neb., to George A.
Rlcker, a banker of Qulncy. III., for $481,-
The cattle sold compose the largeat herd
of pure blood Herefords In ths world and are
valued at $300,000. The herd Is headed by
tlons on account of tbat company.
Senator Cullom explained that under the
terms of the treaty the United States would
take possession of the Islands as soon aa
ratifications could be exchanged, and that
It would not be necessary to delay tbat
action until the appropriation for them
could be made.
The harbor at St. Thomas Island was de
scribed as the safest and best in tbs West
Indies, snd Its importance from a strategic
view wasenlsrged upon. He ssld the con
trol of that harbor commands tbe military
situation aa far as necessary In Cube, and
that if we are to build a canal across the
Isthmus of Panama the ownership ef the
harbor by tbe United States is essential, aa
tt guards ths approach to It.
Senator Cullom'a motion to ratify waa
then adopted by a viva voce vote. '
PASSES CENSUS BUREAU BILL
Senate Favors the Periaaaeni
tabllshmeat of This
second, to institute wiinm a rtasonaoiy I w.r. .mirelv -radicated "
-. onniei, snort tims n local legislature to consist 01 Lleutensnt Furay waa ths son of J. B
A communication waa racjilveit t .v.. two bodies, oae to be chosen by vote and Furav of 2237 Seward street, of the firm of
natural sclsnce department of the Woman's 1 r 10 D" PP,nt,ve: lnlr. Pr- Furay ft McArdle. He waa one of seven
club asking permission to "study objscts mlt tne taland to end two or ''h-6 "Prs- brothers, of whom are Dr. Charles E.. Dr.
tenwufvi 10 vvisuiusivu. im to
under the microscope under instruction ot
Mr. Benedict one hour each week." tbe
work not to interfere with his duties as an
instructor In the High echeol. The request
ine ouwaings and property committee
recommended tbat the bid of the Omaha
Safe and Iron works for the erection ot
are-escapes at the Park. Castellar and
rarnam schools at a cost of 11.465 be ac
i as license inspector submitted a liat
snowing tbat there are 230 saloons In
umena paying licenses.
Superintendent Pearse was a-ranted a tan.
day leave of absence In which to attend the
national convention of school superinten
dents, which meets at Chicago next week.
SINGER MACHINE MEN STRIKE
Over aisteea Uaadred Ei
ttalt Work at loath
SOUTH BEND, Ind., Feb. 17. All tbe
employee ef tbe Singer Sewing Mschlne
works, numbering over 1,600, went oa a
strike todsy. Tbe strike was started by
about 450 helpera qutttlng work because ot
tbe alleged exaction of a foreman brought
here from New Jersey.
questions Governor Tsft said hs agrsed
with General Funston that the establish
ment of a popular assemblage would give
opportunity to demsgogues to stir up the
people, but that he did not include In this
designation all parsons who ars op
posed, to American rule. There are, he
aald, many men ln the Islands who con
sclentlously oppose the domination of tbe
United States. To grant - Independence
would, he thought, have tbs effect of con
signing tbe 90 per cent of uneducated people
In the Islands to tbs same servile position
Edward . 8., Frank A., clerk tor Cudahy
Packing company and John H-, employed oa
the Evening News.
CRASHES THROUGH TRiSTLE
Wyoming- Coal Mine Aeeldeat Reaalts
ia lnjary to Fear Men, aad
Oae Will Die.
GUERNSEY. Wyo.. Feb. 17. (Special Tel-
egram.) The Burlington coal chutes at this
ths latter of which $5,506 waa paid at a sale
ln this city. Tbe rsnch consists of 3,500
acres of land.
SICK BOYS MAKE PROGRESS
Yeanar Roosevelt aad Companions
Coatlaae to Gala la
OROTON. Mass., Feb. 17. Ths progress of
the president's son In hia convalescence
from the attack of pneumonia contlnuea
most favorable. It is announced by Dr.
Ths evening report from tbe infirmary
Indicated no change In the condition of the
three boys. One of tbe physicians said that
they held under Spanish rule. He thought P10 collapssd this evening. Injuring four none of the boy would be removed before
there should bs a declaration on the part
of the United States to bold the islands In-
definitely, with the understanding that when
they are suitable for auch a condition they
may be given a quasi Independence. Such
a pronouncement by this country would be
welcomed by many, and would do much
good. Many ot tbe common people do not.
be aald, know tbs difference between Inde
pendence snd dependence, and many of the
better informed bavs not followed the agita
tion for Independence to its last analysis.
Soms of ths agitators seem, he said, to
count upon a protectorate by ths United
States. It the government ot the Islands
should now be turned over to tbe Islanders
themselves there would be nothing less
thaa aa absolute oligarchy, they bava ne
JJden ot civil government.
E. C. Taylor, engineer, back broken, both
legs broken, will die.
J. W. Johnson, fireman, both ankles
E. T. Flynn, brakeman, head bruised.
A. W. Sawyer, section hand, body and
The train crew was pushing a car loaded
with coal up tbe incline and had reached
th coal sheds, when tbe trestle gave way
with a crash. Ths heavy locomotive and
loaded car dropped to the ground, twenty
feet below, burying the men In a mass ot
debris. Tbe Injured were taken to the
Guernsey hotel and physicians oalled in.
Taylor cannot live, but tha o there will re
cover. Tbe chut was considered safe.
Movements of Ocean Vessels Feh. IT.
At Yokohama Arrived Gaelic, from San
Franclaco, via Honolulu, for Hong Kong;
Rio Jun Maru. from Seattle, for Hong
Kong. Sailed Chlng Wo, from Liverpool,
for Singapore and Seattle.
At Olimgowrw Sailed Carthagenian, for
At Hamburg Sailed Pennsylvania, for
New York, via Boulogne and Plymouth.
At -Ciut-enatown Arrived Sitxonla, from
At Philadelphia Arrived Nocrdland, from
Liverpool, via Queenatown.
At Liverpool Arrived Cevic, from New
At Funchalk Arrived Celtic, from New
York, for Algiers. Alexandria. Smyrna, etc.
At Gibraltar Arrived Aller, from Naples
At the Ilsard Passed Switzerland, from
rouaaciptua. iwr Antwerp
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. After aa al
ter d debate tbe cenate today passed th
b' . establishing a permanent census of -'.ce.
Ths discussion related principally to
the collection and publication by tbe direc
tor of the census of statistics respecting
the production ot cotton.
Mr. Allison vigorously opposed ths resolu
tion, melntalag tbat the cotton statistics
gathered by the Department of Agriculture
were complete and accurate and tbat no
necessity existed for their duplication; de
spite his opposition, tbs provlsloa was la
serted In tbe bill.
Several other bills of Importance oa the
calendar were passed, among them ens ex
tending the charters of national banks.
The senate resumed business in open
session at 2:15 p. m. A bill waa passed
authorizing the Missouri and Msrameo
Water company, to take water from the
Missouri fiver, and to construct and main
tain a dam or other devlcea for that pur
poses. Alllaoa Opposes Tlllniaa.
Consideration was then resumed ot th
permanent census bill, tbe pending emead
ment being tbat offered by Mr. Tillman,
providing that tbe director of tba census
should Issue monthly bulletins from Octo
ber each year to and including March 1, on
the production of cotton as reported by
Mr. Allison opposed tbs amendment. He
pointed out that returns of the cotton crop
were now being made to the Agrtculture
depwtmeut Ueta every f loaer ia Ui cona
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