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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUKE 10, 1871.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 19, 1902-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
REPLIES TO WHEELER
BcprueiUtiri Qillttt Auw.ri Ititick
' Ian.' Pkiiipyio "f Usktyiim."
WHEELER REAFFIRMS HIS SCATHING WORDS
'Xadiag Dnterti fivfii " Tkif Prot.it
IN'T WANT PARTY HELD
fiill.tt Poiitt U Eril Inflnnou of J
ADMIRAL EVANS GIVES ORDERS j GOVERNOR GETS MORE TIME ALL PART,ES WIN VICTORIES
Outline Plana for His Captain at
reception of Prlnre
NEW YORK, Feb. 18. Rear Admiral Rob-
lejr D. Evans today Issued orders to the
captains of his fleet concerning their duties
on Washington's birthday, the day Prince
Henry Is expected to arrive. First, the
order direct that at 8 a. m. the vessels
of the squadron will "full dress" ship and
remain so dressed until sunset. At merid
ian a national salute will be fired.
When Kron Print Wilhelm, having on
board Prince Henry, arrives, the admiral
and his staff will board It at or near quar-
1 amine. When the liner passes Admiral
'ans' squadron the vessels will man the
Aary tops, turrets and rails. A salute
'twenty-one guns will be" fired by each
ahln th. nrtvian flncr hnlnv hrnken at the I
PERSONAL AFFRONT TO FIREI6N NATIONS mBin at the first gun. At the last gun of
the salute each vessel will haul down the
Case tf Osaka. CtmminioB Ooitiiiii TJitil
Fcmrtk tf tfarok.
QUAL'ZATION HEARINI IS tPENEO
Iter I. Inn Likely to Be Announced To
day Whether Portlona of Alter
native Writ Should Be
Dwells I'pon the Value of Interna
tional Friendship and Denounces
Inch Actions as Harmfal to
German flag and reholst the American flag.
When Hohemollern hoists the imperial
standard a salute of twenty-one guns will
be fired by each ship of the squadron.
After the Imperial standard has been sa
luted, commanding officers of the squadron
will vlBlt Hohenzollern and ray their re-
Washington. Feb. IE. The sneech of spects to Prince Henry. The ships of the
Mr. Wheeler of Kentucky In the house last squadron will be illuminated with electric
SYldav. when he bitterly assailed Secretary ngnts and mottoes rurnisnea lor me pur
l.v and l.oril Pauncefote and criticised the Pe frora 1 P- m. to 9 p. m.
official DreDaratious for the reception of me minaers or Emperor wiuiam s yacni
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Feb. 18. (Special.) The time
allowed Governor Savage to appear and
show causa why he does not appoint a fire
and police commission for the city of
Omaha has been continued by the supreme
court to March . Th. alt.rnatlv. writ
of mandamus ln.ued In thla ru. two week. 1 foP e 15.000,000 improvement loan
un tne other hand, mttsnurg was car-
Straight Tickets and Allied Forces
Share Honors In Pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 18. Election
were held throughout Pennsylvania today
tor municipal and borough officers. There
was no general vote for either county or
state officers. In some ; sections of the
state the recent heavy snowstorm had made
the roads almost Impassable and a light
rote was the result, but la most sections
a heavy vote was polled, especially In the
larger cities. Good order prevailed In the
various contests, general politics not being
an element In the fights.
Thus, lr. Philadelphia the candidates sup
ported by the city leaders swept every
thing, electing all the candidates for the
more Important offices and nearly all the
ward offices. This also Included a big ma-
ITI COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Ifarkti Home Ordiianos TJaailncnily
Futtd Orsr Maj.r,s VsU.
MAYOR DECLARES SCHEME IS ILLEGAL
Arson That Municipal Authorities
Have Ho Rlaht to Turn Over
Pnbllo Streets to Be Vaed
for Private) Profit.
ago was returnable today, but by general
consent the time was extended to enable
the attorneys to prepare their argument.
Briefs on behalf of C. C. Wright, the re
lator, were filed with the court this morn
ing, and Ed P. Smith, , representing mem
bers of the existing Board of Commission
ers, appeared with an extended argument
in favor of the governor's contentions.
Mr. Smith asserts that the governor dis
claims any intention to Intimate by his re
turn to the alternative writ that there Is
anv Haalp. An IK. i th. njui.f m am-
.V. ' - . .w" v-.... said todar that tha platform around the ' . " - -
i-noce nenrjr, nia a sequel iu m - ; " - - croacn upon HIS powers or duties as gov-
today during the debate on the Indian ap
Mr. Gillett of Massachusetts In half
hour's speech declared that the Intemper
ance of Mr. Wheeler'a language carried Its
own condemnation. Nevertheless, he (Gil
lett) grievously deplored such an affront
to a foreign country.
During the course of the speech two dem-
yacht would only accommodate 200 people.
These will be Prince Henry and his party.
the president and his delegates, and such
others as can be accommodated.
Prince Henry will visit Columbia uni
versity on February 28 at or about 11 a. m.
He will be met on the university grounds,
directly in front of the main entrance to the
library, by Prof. William Carpenter VUlard,
rled by those opposing the state and city
administrations, the independent repub
licans having formed coalitions with the
democrats under the head of the citizens'
In the other cities state and local is
sues were fought out. Scranton elected P.
W. Costello, democrat, for mayor. Wllkes-
barre elected a republican mayor, Charles
H. Price. Reading gave 850 majority for
Edward Yeager, democrat, for mayor.
At Harrlsburg Vance C. McCormlck, the
democratic candidate for mayor, Is elected
by 2,000 majority. McCormlck Is but 29
years of age and was captain of Yale's foot
ball team of 1892.
At Lancaster anti-Quay republicans
Joined with the democrats against Chester
Cummtngs, the Quay republican candidate
ernor, but feels that the issuance of the
writ prayed for would be an unwarranted
use of the powers of the court, and that he
would not be performing his constitutional
duty did he not protest to the fullest ex
tent. The argument begins by calling at
tention to the three powers of government r mayor, but Cummings was elected by
as created or divided by the constitution- nearly 1,200 majority.
legislative, executive and Judicial. It Is At midnight a conservative estimate at
Derate, Robinson of Indiana and Thayer of proressor or uerman c pnnoiogy, ana tne contendea that the contltution expressly Pittsburg Indicates that the admlnlstra
Massachusetts, disclaimed any sympathy "
With Mr. Wheeler's utterances.
will conduct the visiting party to the
Th... ,,.r.c rfr.w from Mr. Talherl library building, through the main entrance,
Of South Carolina the statement that he where the officers of Instruction will be
rilr.rf .h.r. In th. M.nnnaihllltT for rnl ,u uuu " luo I" '"
" I TXT a 11 n Tln Aw Ik. VInV..11JllHM Amm
th. anodtrh av-fv wnrrl nf which hm ft Id hfl aw-tuc, .uo uiiuuiiuiuB u. ui
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A A VI. tov. l,m..lf .nhu. I "i iuwucy win u iu niiu-
-,..n.i. rnii-H Mr. niii.it rmrmina ngton tomorrow to make the final arrarfke- viewed by the attorneys defending the re
vhat ha had aald and declaring that he meDt toT th launching. At the dinner spondent, forbids the governor of the state
w,m v. hi. .nni. h.ihBr ihflv Rnd reception at the University club to the from either directly or indirectly exercis
ver discreet or not. He read a number Prlnce- on March 7- tn Kue,ts wlu delude lng any control over the court or in any
ine uerman amuasBaaor, iuo uermao connui I manner aireniing 11 in me way in WMcn Its
general. Rear Admirals Evans and Barker, I duties shall be performed.
forbids any person or collection of per tlon has saved five out of nineteen select
sons constituting one of these departments I and twelve out of flfty-ons common coun-
from exercising any of the cowers or duties cllmen.
properly belonging to either of the others.
This constitutional provision, as it Is
tf letters, telegrams and one cablegram
trom London commending bis utterances.
(The Incident was the feature of the day.
Bill to Redeem Silver.
Earlier in the session Mr. Hill of Connec
llcut and Mr. Shafroth of Colorado dis
tussed the former's bill to redeem sliver I health of the prince will be proposed by along
ex-Judge Henry E. Howland.
Adjutant General Corbln, Major General like limitation upon the court and forbids
Brooke, Colonel Bingham, Commander I it exercising any control over the chief
Cowlea, Assistant Secretary of State Hill executive or In any manner directing him
and Admiral von Baudlssln and his staff, as to how duties devolving upon him as
There will be no speechmaklng, but the governor shall be performed. Further
The Indian bill itself waa not touched In
Mr. Burleson of Texas made a speech on
the subject of trusts. Re spoke of the
strenuous one who bad succeeded to the
presidency last fall and contrasted his Min
neapolis speech last summer with the ut
terances la his message on the trust ques
tion. Before his accession to the presi
dency ho bad spoken of "trust barons" and
monopolists; afterward of "captains of in-
the line of jurisdiction It is con
"Under the provisions of our constitution
POLICE WILL PROTECT PRINCE the powers of the three departments of the
state are not merely equal they are ex
clusive In respect to the duties assigned
to each; they are absolutely Independent
of each other; they are equal, co-ordinate
and Independent. It was the Intention of
th framers of our constitution that they
should remain so. Neither equality or inde
pendence can be said to remain if this
court has got the power to direct the gov
Washing-ton Department Plans Spe
cial Precaution Aarainst Injury
te German Visitor.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18. The police de
partment of the city of Washington has
taken extraordinary measures to Insure the
iustry." all of which, he declared. Indicated bod,,J ""fetT ,of P!'"ce Hefnr 'nd Uto ,UJf wnor In any manner in the performance of
ih.t th. h.id.nt waa contmllad hv th. on the occasion of his visit to the capital,
forces in the republican party which ha(1 and also.to prevent any unpleasant Incl-
i the nast nrotected trusts. I ouia, lar aa auvuice . precaunuuB auu
nxr ''Hllf-nf-'tNmhitJttirnffnnnwad with an I PUn protection Can. V t
knur'. .n.h in .nnnnrt f hi. wii t mak. "Jor oyivesier. me eniet or ponce, nas
silver dollars redeemable In gold. He aald been 'J consultation with Assistant Secre- powers are not co-ordinate with the powers
that U the treasury refused to exchange , -"" or this court. Should this court attempt to
gold for stiver the people would lose con- luI" UDJD acqmumea me as- control the governor in the discharge of
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Ddence and disaster would follow when the I
pians. in suDstance, mese coniempiaie a
considerable augmentation of the Washing
ton detective force, and such measures as
will cause the detention or expulsion from
the city of all suspicious and questionable
Experiences a Warnlnsjr
Fast experiences should be a warning
Commercial conquest of the world awaited
the duties which devolve upon him as gov
"If this court has the vower.la enm
the' governor to act, then the governor Is
not equal, is not Independent and his
any of the duties pertaining to his office
as governor, you would be taking one step
Republican city chairman. J. O. Brown,
concedes the election of Larkln; citizens',
by about 5.000 majority, but would give no
figures on council. '
PITTSBURG, Feb. 18. After one of the
fiercest and most stubbornly contested
campaigns the heaviest vote ever cast In
a municipal election In Pittsburg was
nnllc.d tndav. Returns so far received
And It places a mRke It almost certain that the . repub
llcan administration has been defeated by
the republican-democratic, or - citizens
ticket, by a good sized majority.
Republican Chairman Brown claims that
Jose E. Lewis, the present incumbent, has
been elected controller by 6,000 majority
The citizens' chairman, on the other hand,
claims the election of John B. Larkln by
10,000 to 15,000 majority. While numerous
fights took place at the polls and much
bitterness was shown, nothing - serious
transpired and only four or five arrests
The fight for controller was' the prlncl
pal battle, but In many wards the contest
for councilman was almost as exciting.
The independents claim to haVe elected a
sufficient ni'mber of councllmea to give
the fuslonlsts a good-slied sorting minor
DAUGHTER OF VICE-PRESIDENT
Hiss Alice Morton is Married In Wash
in a ton to Wlathron Ruth
NB'Wt YORK, Feb. 18. Miss Alice Mor-
thls nation when it became impregnable I characters, beginning now and carrying
In Its Industrial and financial strength.
When that was secured it could have no
Mr. Gillett then made a speech critl
clslng Mr. Wheeler for bis attack on the
president. Secretary Hay and Lord Paunce
lote last Friday.
The ' more disgraceful such utterances
Were the more notoriety they achieved, be
aid. Such remarks, he said, addressed to
a foreign country naturally made an Im
pression abroad. People there knew noth
log of the man who gave notice to them;
they only knew of his official position. On
that account, he said, the stigma of the
thaaa m.A.urM forwnrd until th. nrln.. I .
- - -- , i ceaence irom wnicn mere Is no escape,
in the direction of absorbing the functions ton. fourth daughter of former Vice Presl-
of the executive department of the state, dent Morton, and Winthrop Rutherford
This we submit should not be done unless I were married today In Grace Episcopal
the case Is such that the court Is driven to church by the Rev. Dr. Huntington, rector,
suoh course by an unbroken chain of pre- The wedding waa simple lil the extremes
there being no bridesmaids and no decora
FETES FOR GERMAN COUNT
"We have been unable to find any adjudi- I tlons In the church, except two boqueta of
cated case where the relator sought as I ascension lilies that filled the vases on the
against the governor the relief sought In alter,
this case. The provision of our constltu- I The ushers were Winthrop Chanler, Eger
tlon defining the three departments of gov. I ton Winthrop. jr.. J. Border Harrlman,
ernment and denying to the members of one I William R. Travers and Herman Duryea.
department the right to exercise any of the The bride was gowned In heavy ivory
powers Belonging to either of the others. Is satin, severely nlaln. with a train of Brus
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PHii.inm.PBU wh iaon.,nt I " 1 auu jouna in the sels lace that was caugnc wun a sienaer
Baudlssln. , rear admiral of the German con"tltutlon of nearly all. if not all, of the spray of orange blossom and fell over the
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i ir.ii nr nor vnwn. Hni wore iiu jcwuib auu
Phlladelphlana Give . Receptions
Renr Admiral Ton Baudlssln
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair In North.
Bnow In South Portion weoneeoay;
Thursday Fair; Northwest Winds.
Temperature at Omaha Tcsterdayt
tleman's friends told him' what he thought
of him, Mr. Gillett said, tbers perhaps
would be some strained friendships.
Partisans Disclaim Responsibility.
At this point two democrats arose and
Blsclalmed sympathy with Mr. Wheeler's
remarks. Mr. Robinson (dem.) of Indiana,
amid republican applause, declared that
navy and commander of the Imperial yacht
Hohensollern, who la In this city as the -es justice Marshall's Rullnsr,
guest of Lawrence Johnson, brother of the Responding to the argument of tha at.
gentleman's speech attached to all of the aamirai s Dromer-in-iaw, Airrea jonnson, torney general, the relator, C. C. Wright,
members here. If every one of the gen- ""uru:
mis afternoon at tne um
This evening a reception was given office of the nerson to whom th. ..it i.
In his honor by Mr. and Mrs I directed, but the nature of the thing to be
Lawrence Johnson at their home. About done, that the propriety or impropriety of
inviiauons were sent oui 10 prominent issuing a mandate la to be detarmln.H
members of Philadelphia's society to meet Mr. Wright contends that this rule haa h..n
the distinguished foreigner. Toward noon accepted by all tribunals, holding that the
Admiral von uauaissin availed nimself or judicial department has jurisdiction over
me opportunity 01 seeing sometning of the chief executive to comn.i th. n.r.
the democratic party could not be held re- Philadelphia In a carriage, and when he ance of a purely ministerial duty Imposed
reiuruea irom uis orive ne was entertained I by legislative enactment. He asserts that
at me university ciun, alter wnicn ne
paid several social calls.
carried an Ivory prayer book.
Those present Included the Marquise de
Tallyrand, Mr. and Mrs. James P. Ker
nochan, Mr. and Mrs. John Jacob Astor, Mr.
and Mrs. Adrian Iselln, Mr. and Mrs. Bay
ard Cutting, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Van
derbllt. Mr. and Mrs. Payne Whitney, Mr.
and Mrs. Clarence Mackay, Mr. and Mrs.
Whltelaw Reld, Mr. and Mrs. Douglass
Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Twombley and Dr.
and Mrs. Webb.
sponsible for his statements.
"I have made no such charge," observed
Mr. Gillett. "but tf the gentlemen on the
ether side do not agree with Mr. Wheeler
they should Say so."
This brought Mr. T. yer of Massachu
setts to his feet with another statement
that Mr. Wheeler spoke for himself. It
was unjust and unfatr, he declared, to
charge the democracy with being In with
"One after the ether." said Mr. Gillett,
Wrlth an amused smlls, while his colleagues
Were convulsed with laughter.
WANT CONGRESS OF POWERS
Borr Delegates In Thanking Cochran
Outline Method to Stop
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18. Representative
Cochran of Missouri two weeks ago Intro
duced a resolution Inviting Paul Kruger
the governor Is bound by law to appoint
the commission and that It is not an au
thority or duty placed upon him In terms
or by implication under any conatitutional
INDORSES POSTAL SERVICE
Publishers' Asaoclntlon Commend
Postmaster General's Act Repeal
Ins; Second Class Privileges.
NEW YORK, Feb. 18. The American
provision. He says tne authority to provide Newspaper Publlshera' association held
a fire and police commission Is a legislative the first day's session of their annual meet-
Two Important matters came up for con
sideration before the city council at Its
regular meeting last night. One was the
introduction of an ordinance bonding the
city in the sum of $190,000 to fund out
standing Indebtedness, and the ether was
the mayor's veto of the city market house
ordinance. The refunding bond ordinance,
after vigorous objection from Lobeck, was
read the second time and referred to the
judiciary committee. The market house
project was carried over the mayor's veto
by a unanimous vote.
The market house ordinance was passed
at the meeting of February 2. It proposes
to locate the house on Capitol avenue, be
tween Thirteenth and Fourteenth streets,
and to appoint a board of three appraisers
to assess the value of the property con
Mayor's Veto Message.
The mayor's veto follows:
To the Honorable, the t'llv Council of the
Oltv nf Omtihit. (lAnllnmpn: I return hore-
wlthout my approval of document 37, passed
Dy your nonorable body at your last rcguiir
meeting. The matters Involved In this pro
Dosed ordinance are of larae Importance
and genera.1 public Interest and I have given
tnem carerul consldertlon Deiore taxing
final action In relation to them.
I think It is pretty generally conceaa
that the city oimht to have a market
houfie. The people differ, quite radically,
however, an to the question of location,
character and cost of the structure.
The proposed ordinance 1b the preliminary
step In a plan to permit a syndicate of
Interested property owners to erect a mar
ket house on tliat part or uapitoi avenue
vacated by this ordinance, such structure
to be either owned or operated by them
until the' revenues therefrom reimburse
them for the monev exriended. or else to be
owned by the city upon the city obligating
ltseir to repay tne money loanea Dy me
This scheme has several very serious
dlHU-nllli n. In the first place, if the Plan
Is to have the syndicate remain the owners
of the building until the city purchases,
the Question arises whether the municipal
authorities have the right to turn over to
private Individuals, witnout compensation,
nuhlle atreetn to be used for private profit.
pariiuuin-riy eireeis wiiii:ii imvn umi i
curpea ana Bewereu ai tne expense ui
ahutttna nronertv owners, some of whom
are adverse to such a plan. I doubt very
much whether such a scheme could be
Antagonistic to Charter Powers,
In the second place. If the Idea Is to have
the city own the market house, subject to
a Hen of the promoters, this plan Is an
tagonists to the charter powers of the city,
which provide that the municipality can
onlv borrow monev by means of a bond
Issue to be approved by the people at a
in my judgment, tnererore, neuner oi ae
proposed plans can be legally carried out.
Another serious question to be considered
Is the desirability of the proposed location.
Other things being equal, the market house
should be erected as near as possible to
the geographical center of the city and
in th. ntnr f nnnulatlon. I am advised
by the city engineer that the geographical
center to abejUff-Tvrentyi seventh' and Ottt
tornta. streets, while the center of popula
tion, according to careful figures, has been
located at about Nineteenth and Farnam
streets. A glance at the map shows that
th. rnnltnl a.venu. location is not a de
sirable place for a permanent market
house. It is clear at the east Biae or tne
city, neither buslnesa nor residence prop
erty, and the center of business is rapidly
moving further away from It to the south.
All indications point to further movement
southward and westward.
Again, 1 am opposed to the erection of a
cheap makeshift market house. In the
building of a market house we must take
into consideration the future of Omaha as
well as the present. In the course of Ave
or ten years Omaha will double in popula
tion and this must be borne in mind.
Suggests Creditable Market Honsc.
I would suggest that a proposition be
submitted to the people at the next Novem
ber election to vote 8200,000 of twenty-year
8'4 per cent bonds for the erection of a
creditable permanent market house that
will answer the needs of the city for years
to come. Under the plun now being urged
of private ownership the cost as proposed
is to be about 835,000, and it would take
It nr .oven vm.ru to oav off this amount
with Interest If 87,000 were paid yearly. The
interest at 3 per cent on ju,uw amounts
to but $7,000 per year. Surely, If the cheap
makeshift proposed on Capitol avenue will
produce $7,000 per year there ought to be
no difficulty In doubling that amount with
a suitable building at a desirable location.
Such a building could be made to accommo-
date a nre company ana tne money now
paid for rental of one engine house could
A market house of the kind Indicated
would be much more than self-supporting
from the start ana tne excess couia w
placed In a sinking fund to care for the
LnH. at their mnturltv. Thus, at the end
of twenty years Omaha would have an up-to-date
market house and grounds, all paid
for and our cltlsens wouia not oe ouraenea
with taxes for the same.
,A large majority of our citizens are op
posed to the Capitol avenue plan for the
reasons I have given. Opposed as I rfm
to the erection oi a cneap maaeMnui uiuiu-
lng unaer a scneme oi uimuuui ifK9"-j,
and being impressed with tha prospects of
our greater Omaha. I am compelled to veto
the proposea orninnnre. nmiin-nuii,
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BODY FOUND IN THE RIVER
Remains of Murdered Man for Which
Three Thousand Dollars Is
KANSAS CITY, Feb. 18. The body of
Noah Long, tte old man who, according to
Rhoda Taylor's confession, after being
robbed on the night of January 30 was
thrown from the old southern bridge
which spans the Kaw river between Ar
gentine and Armourdale, was found today
not forty feet from the spot Indicated by
the woman's confession. There were no
wounds on the body, and the doctors who
held an autopsy over the body decided that
the man's death was caused by drowning.
The body was found by some laborers
who were trying to release some sand
scows from the Ice. They will receive the
$8,000 reward offered for the body.
The coroner Immediately summoned a
Jury, which will hold an Inquest tomor
row. The finding of the body corroborates
the statement of Rhoda Taylor that the
old man, after being robbed of the $120
pension money he had received that day
was thrown Into the river. Henry Dona
hue, jr., and James Goff, according to the
confession, threw Long Into the river, but
David Moran, Marjorle Donahue and Rhoda
Taylor were all parties to the robbery
and all are held on suspicion of complicity
In the murder. Their preliminary hearing
is set for next Wednesday.
INSURANCE RATES ADVANCE
Twenty-Five Per Cent Increase Con.
templated Bait of Rockies as
Result of Big Fires.
NEW YORK, Feb. 18. The Journal of Com
merce tomorrow will say that at a largely
attended meeting of fire Insurance com
panies held Tuesday afternoon a resolution
was adopted which provides for an advance
of rates throughout the United. States, east
of the Rocky mountains, with the exception
of New York city and its immediate vi
cinity. The resolution, as given by the Journal
of Commerce, gives as the reason for this
advance that losses have been very great
and during 1901 a remarkably large number
of fire insurance companies were forced to
liquidate. The Paterson and Waterbury
conflagrations, coming on the heels of a bad
year, necessitated prompt action.
It was agreed that throughout the country
rates shall be advanced 25 per cent on
mercantile stocks, in all buildings, except
such as are occupied as owelllngs above
the grade floor and on frame store build
ings," also flfanufacttinng rTaks and
other special hasards which have not been
rated under revised and reported schedules
within one year.
GIVES BOND IN BRIBERY CASE
Kansas City Man Will Answer Charges
In the Franchise Trouble
at St. Louis.
authority and the power conferred Is im
parted from the legislative department to
Hearing In Equalisation Case.
Hearing was begun this afternoon in the
cass wherein William G.
tng at the Waldorf-Astoria today. About
100 publishers, representing newspapers
from coast to coast, were present The
day's business was confined to a discus
sion of topics relative to advertising de
partments. S. H. Kauffman, president of
Mr T.ih.rt nf K., is r.ru.l t..n.4 I to visit the United States as the ruest of I Ruarn T. Morton ar. aebin t. k. .v. the association presided.
mr. ..m. I this country. Yesterday Mr. Cochran re- I .unrein, court l..n. . writ l ine meeting aaopiea ia rewiiuuuu,
I desire to ssv that 1 want t t.w. m. I ceived a letter, signed by three members I to compel the city council of nm.h. t which emanated from the board
hare of responsibility ' for that speech. I of the Bor delegation quartered at Brus- as a Board of Equalization and Investigate rtorV . .. . .
I . i i t. j b . I ... .... w I HABAlva1 Thai Ha imArlrBII NAVanft'
endorse every worn oe said ana 1 am sorry I --- ... ....,- CUIUp...ul. .K...i.i me sasessment of cor- per Publishers' association endorse the
he did not go further. I believe those who I porung nis enoris ana ior tne interest i poratlons. The appearance was before the action of the postmaster general of the
they are taking In the two Boer republics. I main court. Judaes Hulllvan um,i. . I United States in his efforts to connne
believe as he does should say so and not
be Infernal cowards about It."
Good Will of Nations Valuable
Continuing. Mr. Gillett said tbs good
Will of every nation was valusble to the
Tha letter reviews from the Boer stand. Ic..irb t.Hn. nrt ri. a.. second-class privileges to tne puoilca-
i w--o n an vii j nviiri uot :nn ti.inu AntiiiAi A v. nrivi i actoci
rUt H hlok 1. I a. . .. ' CHIliCU IV sWV-M
Vnlted States and that it was exceedingly secure th. extensive gold mine, of the damu- would be to require thV countslimen k l re,T,en UBIMMT",,
to nine a t.unt in th. r.o. t . I , . . ....... 7 . . 7 ""i"' me counciimen by the committee on arbitration. James
- - -i m iuiuaun ui . PC I Lieu ua- 1 10 violate tne IBW. I w ,
tlonal policy to control all gold mines The argument of City Attorn.v rn
wherever possible, either by purchase or was mainly as outlined in The Bee this
seizure, in order that Great Britain may morning.
and declare, that Great Britain Invented He Insisted that th. complain,. anVt the tween" 7he em"o7.T .Vlntt
nit rrrr iho,ebrSpr hw.:t; :,r zrr Loa
great people. Personally, he said, he was
not In sympathy with the worship of roy
alty. There were only two classes In this
country who regarded birth. One was the
aristocratic class of th. great cities and
the other the class which refused to rec
ognize refinement, culture or education It
It was taluted with color. But he had be
lteved that th. visit of Princs Henry wss
a proper occasion for a suitable demon
stration of good will. Our relations with
Germany recently bad been almost
trate.d and her. was an opportunity to
display our friendship.
Wheeler Makes Reply.
Mr. Wneeler replied to Mr. Gillett. He
tlsclalmed th. Idea that on last Friday ie
bad spoken tor any ono except himself,
though b. believed that many people b-
Heved as bs did. Hs said bs bad lnnumer
able letters and telegrams from different
parts of tbs country containing unstinted
prals. of bis speech,
Mr. Wheeler than began to read some of
the communications hs haa received. In
'reply to a question from Mr. Borelug
(rep.) of Kentucky, b. said few of them
were from Kentucky. H. read a telegram
from Rochester, N. Y., signed "K Lifelong
Continued a Becond Pag.)
command the world's Industries. The let
ter, enclosing appeals to "herolo and gen
erous America" to Intervene in behalf of
the Boers, says:
Slue. England will not permit friendly
Intervention, Invite it to a congress of tha emptory wrtt shall be Issued will be taken
.uu .ce .uetuer aucn a congress i later.
called in the Interest of peace will b.
Ignored. England would not dare to re
fuse to attend such a congress if called
by the United States and participated In
by lour or Dvs of the powers.
M. Lynch, president of th. typographical
union, was present and advocated Its con
tinuance. After some discussion th. ques
tion was left standing, to be settled before
the meeting finally adjourns.
The argument today was mainly as to
whether certain portion, of the alternative
r..'." m ::.iA d!c""on H trial of charles woodward
-. v iiico tomorrow.
Action a. to whether or not the per-
PRINCE GETS HIS SENTENCE
Trouble Securina" m Jury In Case of
Aliened Murderer of Sheriff
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 18. Robert M. Snyder,
the Kansas City financier, for whom a bench
warrant was issued by the grand jury Sat
urday, charging bribery in the Central
Traction franchise case, reached here from
New York and has given bond In the sum
of $5,000 to Judge Ryan for appearance In
court. Mr. Snyder later left for Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Feb. 18. Robert M. Sny-
der, whose name has been connected with
the Central Traction bribery case in Ft.
Louis, arrived here today. Mr. Snyder was
accompanied by bis attorney.
There is not much to say about this
affair," said Mr. Snyder when questioned
by a reporter, "and I would rather be ex
I don't wish to discuss th. matter In any
way. I bave oeon aavisea Dy my attorney
not to talk about It."
VANDERBILT'S CAR DERAILED
Private Coach -of the Millionaire
Jumiis Track, but No One
ELKHART, Ind.. Feb. 18 The engine
drawing a Lak. Shore passenger train con
taining th. private car of W. K. Vaode rbtlt
ss partially derailed this morning at
Accomplice la Murder of Brother-la-
Law Goes to Prison for
CHEYENNE. Wyo., Feb. 18. (Special
Telegram.) The trial of Charles Wood
ward, charged with the murder of Sheriff
Rlcker, was opened at Casper today, but
a Jury was not secured. Twenty jurors
were examined and a venire Issued for
KANSAS CITY, Feb. 18. William Prince thirty more. It is believed a Jury will be
was today formally sentenced to two years secured by tomorrow night.
In the penitentiary- Judge Davis over- Tb attorneys for the defense, Bennett
ruled a motion far a new trial, and the d Hesch, made a motion to postpone th.
prisoner decided not to appeal. trial, on tb. grounds that the session laws
Prince was found guilty of complicity In of 1901, under which the jury Is being or-
the murder of his brother-in-'aw, Philip ganized, are Invalid, but Judge Branel
II. Kennedy, contracting agent of th. Mer- overruled the motion and the work of se-
chants' Dispatch Transportation company, curing a Jury proceeded.
Kendallvllle. Cinders and 1c. clogged th. Prince's slater, who did th. killing, was Tb. prisoner seemed to b. In a better
frog at a crossing, causing th. accident, given a ten years' sentence, and her father mood today than at any time sine, bis ar
Tb. passengers war. shaken by tb. sudden and another brother are still awaiting trial rest. Its talked and Uugh.d with those
stoFplng ol tb. train, but no on vas buru I for complicity In tbs affair, I about him.
Hascall took the floor after the reading
of the veto and spoke In favbr of the or
dinance. He said be thought the language
of the mayor's message was misleading.
"The locality is the best that can be se
cured." said be, "and will be the best for
many years to come. It is in the heart of
tha cltv'a densest population. Those who
live In the so-called residence districts In
the suburbs would have to take a street
car or carriage anyway to com. downtown,
so It would b. no accommodation to them
to bsve the house established a few block.
Lobeck opposed the entire proposition of
building a market house, and thought that
$200,000 bad better be spent In building
underground conduit, for electric wires,
which are now a menace to life and prop
erty. "But since we are to have a market
bouse," said he, "I guess the Capitol ave
nue location la as good as any.
Trostler made a speech in favor of the
ordinance. "I favor municipal ownership.
said he, "whether of market bouses or of
electric light plants.
When put to a vote the ordinance was
carried over the mayor's veto unanimously,
the following voting to sustain it: Lobeck,
Hoy., Hascall, Trostler, Zimman, Burkley
and Karr. Whitehorn and Mount were not
For Refandlnsr Bond Iaaue
An ordinance proposing to bond the city
In the sum of $190,000 to take up outstand
log Indebtedness In the sum of about $175,-
000 In the form of 7 per cent warrants, ws
Introduced and placed on Its first 'reading.
Lobeck moved that It b. placed on file,
Hascall objected, and moved that, after tb.
second reading. It b. referred to the Judl
clary committee. He said: "We are al
lowed under the city charter to pass an
ordinance bonding the city In any sum
less than $200,000 for refunding purposes,
and I think If w. ar. to preserve th. city1
credit w. should pass this ordinance. W
must either do that or repudiate."
Hoy. thought It would b. wis. to take up
(Continued on FUtb Page.)
RELEASE MISS STONE
Bmlfarlaa Irijaaui at Lait lir. Up Tkiir
Lsif lufftrinf; Captive.
REPORT CIMES FROM THE PARIS PRESS
Oitlawi Gt laitom aid Dli.r Minis. ry
U Am trie IftsU.
REV. MR. TSILKA PLACED UNDER ARREST
Ciargsl with CtMnlioity ii tk. Kidnaping
f tk ,
HUSBAND OF MISS STONE'S COMPANION
Excitement Prevails Over tha Appre
hension of tha Tsllkn Man Who
Was Formerly Si Co-Mission,
ary with His Wife.
PARIS, Feb. 18. The Temps this even
ing publishes a dispatch from Constanti
nople which announce, that Miss Ellen M.
Stone has been released by the brigands,
who have hold ber captive sine. Septem
ber 3 last, and has been banded over In
good health to the dragoman of th. Amer
The dispatch adds that "Rev. Tsllka"
haa been arrested on the charge of com
plicity In the kidnaping of Mis. Stone.
i i I,
The companion In captivity of Miss Stone
was Madame T. S. Tsllka, a Bulgarian,
wife of Mr. Tsllka, a teacher of Samakov.
Miss Stone, when traveling with Madame
Tsllka and a party of about fifteen friends,
was captured by brigands In the district
of Salonlca in September. Since then vig
orous efforts have been made by th. United
States government and by friends and rela
tives to obtain the release of the mission
ary. The brigands demanded a ransom of
25,000 (Turkish), but only $72,500 was
collected tor the ransom, and this sum was
paid over to the brigands February by ,
M, Garglulo, chief dragoman of the Amer
ican legation at Constantinople, and W. W.
Peet, treasurer of the American mission
at Constantinople, who met the brigands
on the road to the Podromon monastery.
Training- of Mme. Tsllkn.
Mme. Tsllka was educated at the North
field seminary. At the time of receiving
her American training and education she
waa Miss Stephanora, a Bulgarian. Having
been converted in childhood to the Chris
tian belief, she came to America, after hav
ing refused to marry the man of her pa- '
rents' choosing. Dr. Dwlght L. Moody be
coming interested In her welfare, found a
place for ber In hi. noted school. Having
finished her education at that school, she
became a trained nurse. While engaged In
her professional duties In the Adirondacks,
she became acquainted with Mr. Tsilka, a
Macedonian, who had also been educated
In the United States. At that period h. '
wss preparing for a medical missionary.
Soon after the compl?t4ton of their school
terms the couple married and went out as
missionaries. 1 "
Miss Stone Is one of the members of the
foreign board of missions. She has been
attached to the Salonlca mission, eince
1878. She was born In Roxbury, Mas.., and
her home is In Chelsea, Mass., where her
mother resides. Four of Miss Stone's
brothers are In business in Boston.
LONDON, Feb. 18. Rev. Tsllka, who,
according to the Constantinople correspond
ent of the Paris Temps, In a dispatch
announcing the release of Miss Stone, had
been arrested on the charge of complicity
in the kidnaping of the missionary, 1. the
husband of Mme. Tsllka, Miss Stone's com
It was announced recently that the au
thorities suspected Rov. Tsilka of com
plicity In the abduction of the missionaries.
TRAINS PLOW THROUGH SNOW
Follow Closely Behind Track Clearers
to Get from Station to
PLATTSBURGH, N. Y., Feb. 18. With
more than two feet of loose light snow al
ready on the level throughout northern
New York, a severe storm, the third of the
season, started yesterday and still con
tinues. A foot or more of snow has fallen
and the wind is blowing half a gale. The
freight traffic on all railway lines was
abandoned and all effort, centered on keep
ing the main lines open for passenger
trains. . The branch of the Delaware & Hud
son running from Plattsburgh to Moore's
Junction, twenty miles In length, ba. been
abandoned. The passenger train, follow
closely behind the plows, which In some
cases were driven by tbre. engines.
LONG LINE OF ELECTRICITY
Tranantlaalon of Power from Missouri
River to Butte, Hlaty
HELENA, Mont.. Feb. 18. The largest
and longest transmission of electricity In
the world has just been completed by the
Missouri River Power company, trans
mlttlng power frora Its dam and plant at
the Missouri river to Butte. Tha length of
this line Is sixty-five miles, crossing the
main range of the Rocky mountains at an
altitude of 2,700 feet and a .pur of the
main range at almost an equal height. At
present this line convey. 12,000 horse-power,
but it is intendod to double the construction
of another dam. The transmission Una con
sist, of two complete lines on parallel
role, of three large cablea each.
Republican Is (elected.
PROVIDENCE, R. I., Feb. 18. George U
Shipley of this city was today elected lieu
tenant governor by the legislature. The
vote was 73 for Sheplry, against 23 for A. A.
Archainbult, democrat. The office was
made vacant by the death last Uetmber
of Governor Gregory and the conaequent
aceKHlon to the chair of the chief executive
by Lieutenant Governor O. D. Kimball.
Movements of Ocean Vessels, Feb. 1.
At IJverpool Arrived: Saxonta, from
At Antwerp Arrived: Kensington, from
New York. ...... .
At-New York Sailed: Kaiser Wilhelm
der Groe, for Bremen via Plymouth and
Cherbourg. Arrived: Maria. Thereaa
Kalaerln, from New York.
At B!llly I'aaaed: Phoenicia, from Ham
burg, for Now York.
SEND APPEALT0 ROOSEVELT
Belaian Pro-Doer League Asks Presi
dent to Prevent Krltstnger'a
BRUSSELS, Feb. 18. The Belgian League
for the Rights of Man has addressed an ap
peal to President Roosevelt, asking btm
"for the love of God" to Intervene to pre
vent the condemnation of Commandant
Kritzlnger and other..
Commander Kritzlnger wa. captured by
General French in December. Hit trial
began In South Africa February 15.
KEEP REGIMENT AT SHANGHAI
Germany Considers It Necessary
Support Interests in
BERLIN, Feb. 18. At a meeting of th.
budget committee provision was mad. for
th. maintenance of the German regiment
at Shanghai, asserting its presence there
wa. necessary in order to adequately sup
port German Interests In China. A ma
jority of the committee assented to tb. demand.
FIND EIGHT HUNDRED BODIES
Uncovertnsf Work of Earthquake In
Caucasus and Aldina; tha
ST. PETERSBURG. Feb. 18. Th. bodies
of 800 victims of the earthquake at
Shamaka, Transcaucasia, have thus far been
recovered. Th. treasury has given 50,000
roubles for the relief of the destitute. In
the villages mrroundlng Shulmaka 270
persons were killed.
COUNT TOLSTOI GROWS WORSE
Suffers a Relapse After Galnlnn-
Strensjth and His Condition
LONDON, Feb. 18. Th. Moscow corre
spondent of the Dally Mall says that Count
Tolstoi has suffered a relapse, that bis fever
has returned and that bis heart Is weak.
PROF. PEARSONJS DROPPED
Trnstees of Northwestern Accept His
Reala-natton as Member of
CHICAGO, Feb. 18. At a meeting of tbs
executive committee of the board of
trustees of tbs Northwestern university It
was decided to accept th. resignation of
Prof. Charles W. Pearson, whose criticisms
of biblical miracles hav. provoked so much
discussion. This action of tb. trustees
will tak. affect Immediately and they bav.
announced tbey will not consider th. mat
ter again unless publio opinion demands U,
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