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AGREES WITH COURT
Tmiint Heesevslt tubmitt Aoiwtr tt
A nasal af Admiral IckliT.
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WILL NUI KtUrtN UNHArTT Ulinuunii
Fiidi Ft Emum tn Eitker 8id ftr
ACCORDS PRAISE f 'r.HLEY AND 8AMM0N
Inliti, Hewerer, ''v, "iti C.pUin
Eel, ft JUa.
AMOVES M'KINLEY'S RECeinV
ar K "chirr Was Reprehenslbt ,
Cam neon Claimed, Latter DU
Wroii to U? Him
WASHINGTON. Feb. 10. The president
today made public a statement mo wneu-
Ual aectlona of which are aa ioiiowi.
WHITE HOfflK. Feb. 18. I have received
the appeal of Admiral rscmey aim
...... k.r.n rnm ih Niw deoartment. I
I have examined both with the uimirn
care, aa well as the preceding PPi '
the secretary of the navy. 1 have rea d
throuah all the testimony taken before the
court and the statements of the counsel
for Admirals Bninvmon ana scniey, nave
kind Teferr'ina to the Santiago campaign,
copies of log books, signals, books, and
the , testimony We thj. .court '"l8-
the four surviving captains of the. five I
ships, aside irom mows oi m iw
aBowm,:n wer "cuv"" "
It appears mat me coun oi imiunj
Unanimous in Its findings of fact and unani
mous In its expression of opinion on most
pf its findings of fact. No appeal is made
to me from the verdict of the court on
UieBe points where it waa unanimous.
Satiated with Coart'a Jostlce.
I have, however, gone carefully over the
tvldence on these points also. I am satis
fied that on the whole the court did sub-
It should have specifically condemned the I
failure to enforce an emcieni nigni oiuc-
oSTon "me other hnd'H Fee.
ikii ikan la a. rr n snniLhle doubt whether I
he did not move his squadron with suffl-
court Ua unit In condemning Admiral ary to the contract system can be consld
Pth ley's action on the point where it eeemj erc(j on an appropriation bill unless a spe-
.r"!'";.V:. ."hanHn.i rVha
blockade and hlidisobedlence of orders and
misstatement oi facta in reiaxion nmreiu.
It Should oe-rememoerea, nuwci,
. k. - (!, ihu aMlnna whlrh the I
eniirt censures occurred five weeks or more I
before the fight itself, and it seems that
If Admiral Schley's actions were cenauj.
able, he snouici not nava p wn a cuuu
In command under Admiral Sampson.
Schley's Offense Coadoned.
Hla offenses were In effect condoned when
he waa not called to account for them.
Admiral Sampson, after the fight, in an
official letter to the department, alluded
for the first time to .Admiral' Bchley a
"reprehensible conduct", six weeks previ
ously, lf Admiral Bchley, was guilty of
reprehensible eondnct of a kind which called
Vnr anrh notlca from Admiral Sampson,
(ben Admiral Sampson ought not to have
'SritiiJ on hi. Drotwr errand
of communication with General Shatter. We
to anything nK me oaitie. . i
Regarding this, the point ralaea in tne i
m.ni nnA ia which wai . entitled the I
credit, if either of them was really entitled
lo any unusual and pre-eminent credit by
any special exniDUlon oi skiu, gemua uu
raises Is an appeal irom tne qei:uiun ui inn
eourt of Inquiry. Five-sixths of the appeal
is devoted to this question of command
and credit, that Is to the matter which the
eourt of Inquiry did not consider,
it ia in jtffftct an aDueal from the action
f President McKlnley three years ago
when he sent in the recommendations for
promotion tor me various omccra tu
aected with the Santiago squadron.
Mast Judge McKlnley's Aet.
What T have to deride, therefore. Is I
Whether or not President McKlnley did in-
Justice in the matter, inia necessarily in-
Volves a comparison of the actions of the
different conunanaera enaageu. vn inia l
"Under the orders of Admiral Sampson
the blockade was conducted with a success
exemplllled by the result
"i nen occurred me iiii-iucm .mi n iunru i
me for a moment more alarm than any
".'.USsSryrS t'S.iI . -n ,
the flrina cleared the air, and there before
us, turning on Its port helm, with big I Another view strongly urged on the con
lv.'VorTna'Tti 'r.nce was that no concession should be
funnels, wss Brooklyn. I
' -Back both engines hard' went down the
tube lO me aiunim-a rnnicrn, - i
.iniiin. the old shlD waa racing aaalnst
Itself. The collision which seemed imml-1
nent. even u it was no.. w rerin,
as the Dlfc cruiser guaea pum an i ua on i
the bridge gave a sigh of relief. Had
Brooklyn struck then it would probably
have been me ena oi u
Admiral Sampson waa' rommander-ln- 1
chief before, during and after the action.
dark Accredits Sampson.
rsmialn Dark's atatement la as follows:
"The credit for the blockade which led
UD to the rUht Is. or course, Admiral
Sampson's. When the Spanish ships came
out of the harbor the navigator of my ship
saw New York to the eastward, but I re
reived no slfc-nal of any 'kind from New
York during the action, nor waa It near
enough to signal directly to me until after
"I considered Commodore Bchley In re
sponsible command during this running
tiiiht and chaae ao far aa I waa concerned. I
and acknowledged and repeated a signal be I
bad flying for close action or something of I
th. klml. As. however, the croblem waa
perfectly simple, nnmuly, to pursue the
fart. earcie any control over any move-I
ment or action of Oregon, nor did I per-
neither aa to my course nor aa to my speed,
nor aat to my guntlre, during the fight or
Ch" Admiral Evans- Report.
mlhte: WraSlt YoT.
tha arrangement of the shipa at the open-
lng ol the rlaht and for the first' movements
forward into me ngni musi, oi course, u-
L... to A.i...lral 8aniP.on. whose orders wa
ware pulling Into effect. When the fight
began Admiral Sampsons ship New York,
Was In plain statu. 1 saw it turning to
overtake us. Throughout the fight 1 "on-
stdertni myself aa under his command, but
a rvieivvu no viuv.a iiiu until v ia-
nvi waa an round. Nor did I receive any
inasmuch as 1 considered Admiral Kamp
sou to be present and In command."
The following is Admiral lay tors state
"At the beginning of the fight New York
was about aa far lo the eastward of me aa
lirooklyn waa to the westward. The only
signal I received from New York waa at
the very close of tha Ognt. when It sift
fiaiieo lo Hie to irium anu auaru tin
mouth of the harbor, ao
Should come out to attack our transports.
Weald No Heed Brooklyn.
I received no signal whatever from
mtrtU BaniPHun pr-tit aud In command."
ill" iu"" v wiuiuaimci ft iu-
.ha'Luoftha n.ht Naw Ynra w.a
not much further away from ma In one
direction than Brookiya was In the other.
and waa in plain aisht. Of courae Admiral
Bampaon wa preaeiit and In command."
The uuvstton of command Is In nils case
nominal and technical. Admiral Sainpeou's
ship. New York, was seea at the outael of
, (.CvaUaued e Bect-ad. rag
AMrriiM fti raai of Potomac
Dutlea In Hill and Mil.
"noui..uijii, iro. is. toe . annual
banatiet nf tha naiurtmanl nf tha CMnmiii
wioutunivu i ...
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commanded of the Grand Army of the Re
public was given at the New Wlllard hotel
tonight. President Roosevelt, Secretary
Wilson and General Torrence, the commander-in-chief
of the Grand Army, were
among the guests.
The president reached the banquet ball
shortly before 10 o'clock and was given
a hearty reception. Later in the evening
he made an addresa. General Torrence's
speech Included a brief resume of the
causes of the civil war and Its results, a
reference to the men who fought for the
union and rose to presidential honors.
a tribute to President Roosevelt and a cor
dial expression of good will to those who
fought In the "tost cause."
After General Torrence bad concluded
President Roosevelt was Introduced. There
waa a wild demonstration of applause when
he arose to speak. The president said
there was nothing else of which he was
oulte as nrotiri aa having? won the riaht to
. , eomr.d..hn w,tn .hose assembled.
He wouid he ialdi qute a poor Amer-
,can lf Be ali Bot appreCate to the full
.,,, , v. am nniir which America
rests to tnem,
Feeling reference was maae to rresiaem
McKlnley and In this connection the pres
"You wore the blue In the early '60s, a
wir aln.t ,narchy In one form a war
for liberty, and now it behooves each of
ua so to do his duty as a cltlien that he
.hall In the most effective way work
against the spirit of anarchy."
COMMITTEE TAKES NO ACTION
Defers Settlement of Proposed Change
the Postofflee . Appro'
WASHINGTON. Feb. 19. The house com
mlttee on rules met today to consider the
advisability of a special rule In connection
with the proposed changes of the rural
free delivery In the postofflce appropriation
bill. This subject will come up In a few
da va and thera is a Question aa to whether
change of rural carriera from the sal-
clal rule is framed. For me present, now
ever, there will be no action, as It waa de.
ciae& to await tile developments or me oe
The inaction of the committee on the
proposed rule covering rural free delivery
r.rdd aa emiivalent to a
defeat of the proposed measure. Chairman
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Loud of the postofflce committee took this
view. Under tha circumstances It Is not
expected that the proposed rural carrier
changes will be carried out unless a special
bill la framed for that purpose.
After hearing a number of experta on the
Immigration question the house committee
on Immigration today began executive sea
S0na pn the bllto codify and amend the
immigration laws. About half of th. bill
was gone Over and approved, the proposed
)BCreaM of head and the aeetioa providing
n uuu w iw aulua w
The house committee on public land, to
dar reborted the bill making a nubile rea-
action of the tract In Arizona, Including
. . ,., .
DEFER TO PUBLIC WILL
Republicans Likely to Iaore Per-
aoaal Wlshea oa Csbaa Conces
sions for People's.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. The republican
members of the ways and means committee
began their conferences today on the sub'
led nf Cuban reclnrocltv and remained in
conference all afternoon. No decision waa
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reached and the conference will be resumed
Much time was taken up In going-over
the showing Cuba had made at the recent
hearings. It being urged by some of the
m.mw. that nv rlif should ba based
on the actual distress existing In the
lInds and not upon any prospective and
Indefinite dlatress of the future.
made to Cuba which would endanger the
future 0f the American Industries of can
or Deet auaar.
It waa stated after the conference that
the -eneral tendency did not appear to be
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strongly favorable to granting concessions,
although it was believed that In deference
to the widespread public sentiment favora
ble to such concessions, some actios in that
line should be, and probably would be, ma'
tured at the subsequent conferences.
INDIAN TERRITORY GROWING
Its Advocates . la Congress Bar It
Needs Mora Liberal Korea of
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. When the con
slderation of the Indian appropriation bill
waa resumed In the house today. Mr. Little
... ,K. .n i,it- ,..
of Arkansas, the ranking minority member
lot the Indian committee, addressed himself
condition- Ur the Indian Territory,
Tha anomalous situation there, where 897,.
I 000 white men who had no voice In the gov-
ernment, he said demanded action by con.
gress. He contended that a territorial form
0f government should bo set up there. He
reviewed the recent great development In
various hrtnrnM of InduBtTT In tha tnrrl-
Wit" "0 town, and cities and wealth
amounting to $50,000,000, he said, there were
$0,000 white children of school, but no
I -ki. 0,,v, - . v .
cnools. Such a condition of affairs, he.de
I clared, was an outrage,. He believed the
territory-was not resdy for statehood, but
I . . , . ' . . , .
that congress should grant at least some
liberal form of territorial government.
CHANGE TROOPS AT FT. CROOK
Infantry, Ordered to Philip
place. Will Be Succeeded by
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. Orders were Is-
I sued today by ueutenant uenerat Miles for
I h. .... k.M.nn th. n....n, 'i.i...
I . . . . . u .
I pto Rico, to proceed to San Francisco!
I nranaratorr to aervlca In the PhlllDDlnes.
I Francisco aoma tima. at it la intended to
Ff CfUll 11 IBVIt U9 IOI DiaXlXDUia.
Order, alao have been Issued to prepare
I the headquarters and the second battalion
0f the Teata Infantry, stationed at Fort
Crook, Neb., for transportation to the Phil
ippines. These troops will start for San
Francisco when relieved at Fort Crook by
a battalion of the Twenty-second Infantry,
now a lui vgj home troai Ik PbUlppl&es,
EIGHT TEARS FOR A. H. COULD
Cukitr of Platte Valla 8ut Baik at
BsIIwkxJ ii ltsiori.
PLEA OF GUILTY RESULTS IN LENIENCY
Judge Sornberger la Passing Sentence
Refers to the Hartley Parol and
Hopes Hehraskana Doa't
Approve at It.
DAVID CITY, Neb., Feb. 19. (Special.)
Amos H. Gould, casbler of the Platte Val
ley State bank of Bellwood, was sentenced
to eight years In the penitentiary by Judge
Sornberger this morning.
Yesterday afternoon, when Gould was ar
ralgned In the district court, the court
room was packed to Its utmost capacity
with creditors of the bank, those whose
names had been forged to notes and mort
gages, and a large number who came
When Gould was arraigned he pleaded
guilty to the charge of forging notes and
disposing of the same. The Information
contained eleven counts and he pleaded
guilty to each count separately.
Judge Sornberger briefly commented on
various crimes committed and the sentences
Imposed upon the criminals, and said that
Bartley waa sentenced to the penitentiary
for twenty years and was pardoned at the
expiration of six years, but he hoped the
good people of Nebraska did not approve
of the pardon. He concluded by saying that
forgery Is a most heinous crime and asked
Gould what excuse he had to offer for com
mitting such a grave offense.
Mixed I'p la Real Estate Deala.
Gould stated briefly: "I will have to
admit I have done wrong. I knew better.
was brought up better, but I got mixed
up In some real estate deals and signed
notes with friends which I had to pay, and
had to raise some money."
When asked as to what be had done with
all of this money he said: "I have heard
that I have this money stored away some
place. This Is not true. I have not got
one dollar." He did not say what be had
done With all the money.
The court asked Gould if he knew of or
could give any reason why he should re
cetve a short sentence. He said: "Noth-
lng, except I have a family, a wife and two
children, a boy 14 years old and a girl 12
years old." When be spoke of his wife
and children his Hps quivered and tears
came to his eyes, which, so far as can be
learned, is the first indication be has given
of any humiliation whatever since bis
arrest. Continuing, Gould said: "I have
nothing further to say, only that if I was
allowed to do so I could pay back a large
amount that I have forged and taken from
people In various ways. I bave friends
that would see that I had a start In Ufa
again, but I suppose that would have Both
lng to do with the aentence."
Estimates of Laaaea,
When the court asked Gould If he i knew
the amount : of- the forgeries, he said he
did not, but approximately It' waa 10,000.
The amount of the forgeries continues to
grow, and 'record of $58,000 In addition to
amounts heretofore known has been re
ceived here this week.
County Attorney Walling aays . he has
made an estimate of the forgeriea and de
falcations, and a very conservative state
ment fixes the total at $300,000 to $350,000,
. From the appearance, the prisoner at the
bar waa as much surprised at the short
sentence he received aa was the large
audience, which completely filled the court,
room. Hisses were plainly heard from
various parts of the courtroom and looks
of dissatisfaction were visible on the coun
tenances of many present.
R. C. Gould, assistant cashier, will prob
ably be arraigned In district court this
week. He claims he Is not guilty and that
he had nothing whatever to do with' the
wrecking. of the bank. His trial will
probably not be had at this term cf court.
TO DISCOVER CAUSE OF DEATH
Chemical Aaalysle ta Be Made
Stomach of ' Theodore
CASPER, Wyo., Feb. 19. (Special Tele-
gram.) A strong feeling exists hero that
Mrs. Achenbach, widow of Theodore Achen
bach, who waa supposed to have commit
ted sulcldo Sunday; may be able to testify
aa to the cause of the husband's death. The
stomach of the dead man has been removed
and a chemical analysis will be made of It.
The body waa buried this afternoon.
The authorities have made a careful In
vestigation, but have been unable to find
the slightest evidence that Achenbach pur
chased poison, nor can they find any evi
dence that he carried any poison about
with him at any time. ,
Achenbach was Insured for $3,000 In favor
of his wife, but was about to make his
mother the beneficiary instesd of his wife.
A brother of the deceased has arrived from
South Dakota and will probe the matter.
Achenbach formerly lived In Sturgls, 8. D.
Mrs. Achenbach also formerly lived In Stur
gls and at one time was Incarcerated In
jail in connection with the. death of Ed
Greene of that place. At that time she waa
known as Ray Taylor.
JURY FOR WOODWARD CASE
Taking- af Testimony m Murder
Charge Brlnga l Many Legal
CASPER, Wyo.. Feb. 19. (Special Tele
gram.) The twelve men who will decide
the fata of Charles Woodward, charged
with the murder of Sheriff Richer, were
secured today and are as follows: John
Grieve, Sam Harriaon, Maurice Anson, Wil
liam Misters, Lew Corbett, W. 8. Kimball.
T. 8. Steed, K. Murray, C. G. Jenks, John
Mahan, J. 8. Huntley and 8. E. Forney.
The first testimony of the prosecution
waa Introduced Immediately after dinner,
Only unimportant wltneaaes were examined
during the afternoon, points of law occupy
lng the court the greater part of the time.
Woodward wore a new suit of clothes,
He wss nervous during the day. ' The court
room was crowded with spectators, - many
women being present.
The attorneys are contesting every point
and it will be several days before the case
goes to the jury.
Nominations ay-the President.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 1. The president
today aent the following nomination to
Navy Captain Phillip H. Cooper, rear ad
miraj; uapiain ueorge H. Wadlelgh. rear
aauurai: lieutenant commander Charles
W. liartlett, commander; Rev. Bower Ar
nolds rarica, cnapiain.
lieutenants (Junior grade) to be Lieu
tenants Frits 1- Handos, Frank Lvon
John McCluby, Arthur O. Kavanagh, Car.
ton '. Hnuv, Henry T. Baker.
Members of the Board of Vial tors to the
iTui'.ttd State Naval Observatory Charles
A. Young, New Jersey; Ormond Stone, Vir
ginia. llujriM i .UiaBdiar, is'ew Xstrk CiU.
GUARDS WILL ESCORT PRINCE
Rational Troops la Various Cltlea Are
to Attend the Hmperor'a
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. The president's
delegates charged with th arrangements
for the reception and entertainment of
Prince Henry of Prussia held a final meet
ing at the State department today and dis
posed of several detaila that were not In
cluded In the official program Issued a few
days ago. v
Most of the delegates and other officials
bo will tske part In the ceremonies of wel
come at New York will go to New York
rlday morning. This party Includes Dr.
Hill, assistant secretary of state, and Gen
eral Corbln, adjutant of the army, the
presld net's delegates. Colonel Bingham, U.
S. A., and Commander W. 8. Cowles, U.
S. N., aides to the delegates: Baron von
Holeben and members of the German em
bassy. Including Count von Qusdt, who has
represented the ambassador in making the
It was decided, owing to the limited ac
commodation on the special train aet apart
for the prince's tour and the Impossibility
of carrying local committeemen on the
rain, that the reception committee ap
pointed by the various town to receive the
prince shall meet the train at the station
on Its arrival.
In view of. the fact that the Imperial
visitor desires to see as much of each city
visited as possible within the limited time
t his disposal, it has alao been decided to
dispense altogether with military proces
sions as a feature of his reception.
General Corbln, who has special charge
of the military arrangements, has arranged
with the mayors of the different cities
to be visited and the officers of the Na
tional guards of the respective states to
provide cavalry troops a an escort for
the prince during his visit to each city,
and to confine the military representaton
to such mounted troops.
Colonel Barry of the adjutant general's
department, has just returned from a visit
to Boston, Albany, New York City and
Philadelphia, where he perfected arrange
menta with the local authorities for
mounted escorts to be - provided by the
state National guard. Squadron A of the
New York atate troops will be the prince's
escort during his sojourn In New York City
and the City troop of Philadelphia -will act
in a similar capacity In that city.
The making of similar arrangements In
the western cities to be visited has been
entrusted to Major General Otis, 'com
manding the Department of the Lakes at
Chicago. Washington and St. Louis are
the only cities where escort duty will he
provided by the regular army.
Assistant Secretary Fierce or tne ataie
department was in consultation today with
the senate committee on foreign relations
regarding the proposed vlstt of Prince Henry
of Prussia to tha capital during bis stay
In Waahlngton. The program as at present
arranged provides for his appearance there
at 4 o'clock on Monday, but as all the sena
tors will then be engaged In - connection
with the vote on the Philippine bill no
one will be able to give attention to him.
Ttiaeav ta 'thaeafnre. aa effort to have the
date changed and Senator cim, chalraaaa
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of the committee, was auworiseu 10 comer
with the German ambassador an the subject.
WILL GUARD'-PRINCE HENRY
Government Plana Special Precau
tions for Protection of Dls-
NE.V YORK: Feb. 19. Rear Admiral
Count von Baudlsein returned here from
Philadelphia today. He and some of his
aides were entortalned at a private dinner
and this evening were entertained at the
Mr. BIdwell. collector of the port, today
received order from Washington saying
that no persons, except the reception com1
mlttee, shall be allowed to board Kron
Prim Wilhelm when it eaters the port, and
that none shall be permitted beyond the
baggage Inspection enclosure at" the pier.
This la In furtherance of the government's
plan to throw around the person of Prince
Henry all the safeguards possible. These
new orders have forced Collector BIdwell
to recall a large number of passes which
permitted the holder to go on the revenue
cutter to meet Kron Prim Wilhelm. No
one will be allowed to witness the arrival
of the prince at the pier except member
of the reception committee and a few privi
leged persons who have friends aboard the
liner, and these designated will be kept In
the baggage section.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 19. The German
ambassador today Issued Jnvltations to the
dinner la honor of Prince Henry of Prussia
for Friday, February 28. Unlike the dinner
to be given at the White House In honor of
the royal visitor ladies will be among the
ambassador's guests. The wives of nearly
a score of diplomats and officials are In
eluded In the invitations.
PRINCE IS TRAVELING FAST
Kron Prlns, Hla Ship, Is Racing with
Tot Other Large Ocean
LONDON, Feb. 20. The Dally Mall as
serts that the Cunard liner Campania and
the American liner St. Louis are racing tha
North German- Lloyd steamer Kron Pries
Wilhelm, with Prince Henry on board. In
an International contest to New York.
Campania left Queenstown February II at
:25p. m.; St. Louis left Cherbourg Feb
ruary 15 at 6:25 p. m., while Kron Prlns
Wilhelm sailed from the same port at 9
p. m. February 16. To equal their best
previous westward records Campania should
arrive at Sandy Hook lightship at 11:18 p,
m. February. 21, St. Louis should arrive
there at 2:10 p. m. February 22, while Kron
Prim Wilhelm should reach the lightship
7:45 a. m. February 22.
Dr. Taa Holeben Visits Yacht.
NEW YORK. Feb. 19. Dr. von Holeben,
German ambassador to th United States,
paid his first visit to the imperial Ger
man yacht late today. He was received
by Admiral Count von Baudlssin and th
two diecuased at length the arrangement
for th reception of Prince Henry. The
ambassador spent the night In this city.
WANTS SON BACK IN SCHOOL
Kansna Maa Who Attempts ta
cluda Bible Brings Now
TOPEKA. Kan.. Feb. 19. J. B.Blllard to
day brought suit In the district court to
compel the Board of Education to restore
his son to membership In th public school.
Young BUlard had been expelled for re
fusing to desist from his studies during the
devotional exercises 'taking place in th
morning. The suit brought by BUlard is
th result of an organised effort to atop th
ilm U th libla la th whooU pf thi sltw
REDELL HEARING UNDER WAY
Fin til Fslict 0misinr Tt Tittl-
mnj Sapptrtiif Ckarpg.
ACCUSED REPRESENTED ONLY IY COUNSEL
Flremea Tell of Cursea and Epithets
Heaped Ipsa Theaa and af Bratal
Aasaults Endured from Sus
The hearing of John Redell, suspended
chief of the Are department, charged with
brutal and tyrannical treatment of hla men,
began Wednesday morning before the Board
of Fire and Police Commissioners, and
lasted until 6 p. m., when aa adjournment
was taken until this morning. It Is sup
posed that today's session will conclude the
hearing. Eight witnesses, seven of them
members of the fire department, related tn-
ldents wherein Redell' violent temper wa
displayed, and the record thus far I on of
picturesque profanity on the part of the ac
cused, of conflicting and Inconsistent orders
and of personal assaults.
It is in evidence that on two occasions
he turned the Are hose upon men who had
Incurred hla displeasure. Both time the
water pressure was nearly 100 pounds to
the square inch and the men were knocked
down by it.
It was reported unofficially at the meet
ing late In the afternoon that Redell had
arrived In the city during the morning, but
hi counsel said they knew nothing of It.
Several persons present, however, had seen
him on the street.
The eight witnesses who testified were:
Third Assistant Chief Martin J. Dlneen,
Fred L. Bugbee, Edward Leeder, Patrick H.
Dempsey, George Cuslck, M. J. . Cuff and
Police Officer Reatfrew.
Hcdell Appcara by Counsel.
Redell wa not present In person, bLt was
represented by Attorneys Ransom and Our
ley. Mayor Moo rea, City Attorney Connell,
Commissioners Collins, Kennedy, Heafey and
Meade and Clerk Kieratead were In at.
tendance. Nearly the entire forenoon wa
consumed by the attorney for the de
fendant In trying to secure a postpone
ment of the hearing 'and little headway
was made so far Investigating the
charges were concerned. At noon the
board adjourned to o'clock.
Ransom moved to dismiss the charge of
John Bruder, as Bruder had withdrawn
his complaint. The clerk then. read the
charge preferred by John L. Bugbee, Mar.
tin J. Dlneen and eighty-one other firemen.
In which Redell 1 accused of being brutal
and overbearing In hi conduct toward the
member of the fire department,, and in
using obscene, profane and threatening
languag toward them.
Ransom objected to th hearing on these
charges. "Our client hss never been
served with notice that charges' of this
kind were filed against him," he aald, "nor
ba such notice been served upon bis coun
sel. Moreover, Mr. Redell la now out of
the city.' having been called t New York
by the naexnected death of ai brother, and
be Iff tow" detained- IHersf e'togagetrTti ser-q
tllng up the estate." . ' ..
The clerk read the records of the board.
showing that notices had been served en
Redell through Mrs. Redell, -who la still In
the city, and also on " his three attorney,
Ransom, Wright and Gurley. Ransom
then admitted that notice had been served
on him, but alleged that the notice had not
been accompanied by copies of the charges.
His objection waa overruled by the mayor.
Mr. Connell read the statutes to show
that In cases of this kind It Is not neces
sary to serve notice, but only to place- the
charges on file.
Ransom Prcparea for Appeal.
During the afternoon session A Horsey
Ransom made a studied attempt to lay the
foundation for an- appeal. He made fre
quent objections to the admission of testi
mony, and had them recorded by the short
The first witness placed on the stand was
Fred L. Bugbee.
'Redell would always get excited at
fires," ho said, "and would call hi men
uch name as damaed Idiots, blockheads.
wooden men, muttonheads and the like. At
5 o'clock on the morning of June S of lest
year we were called to a fire at 2213 Half.
Howard street. A barn was on fire there.
Captain Gardner and I were dragging a Use
of hose around to get action on the south
side of the buildlug, when Redell grabbed
hold of It also. On the way were several
wires stretched low over the ground aa pro
taction to aome garden beda. We didn't
see them and both Redell and Gardner
tripped and fell In the mud, Gardner on
top. When Redell got to his feet be waa
livid with rage. Seizing roe by the collar
hs held me off at arm's length and hissed,
'It I thought you did that oa purpose, damn
you, I'd crack your worthless neck.'
"I told him I hadn't touched him or been
" 'Don't yeu talk back to me!' he shouted,
shaking hla fist under my nose. 'Don't you
get me started! I've got the most ungov
ernable temper of any man on earth, and I
don't want to get started. Now, sir, you go
back to the trucks!' "
"Did he order you away from tha fire 7
asked City Attorney Connell.
Was your preaence needed at th fir a
"Ye. lr; I think It wa.M
"I Redell a large, powerful maa?"
"Yea; but we weren't so much afraid of
that aa we were of th position ha held,
Mora at Bedell's Methods.
Th next witness called was Martin J
Dlneen, who added several chapter to the
"There wa on display of temper at a
fire last March on South Eighteenth street,
said he. ."An old tram atructur near
Waahlngton hall was found to be burning.
I told the driver of the book and ladder
truck to go a certain way. In order to avoid
bad mudhole at the foot of the hill, but
Redell stepped up and countermanded my
order, telling the driver to go another way,
and the result was that the truck got stuck,
on of th wheel going down to th axis
and we had to get the jack to lift It out.
While we were at thla Redell began cursing
m for my awkwardness in getting th
truck stuck. 'You'r not fit to be a fir,
man,' he said. 'What would you do lf ther
waa a big fir now, you Infernal block
After relating aeveral other Incident
similar to the foregoing, Dlneen aald: "From
some men he'd take a whole lot, but with
more It would be 'be damned If you do
and be damned It you don't.' Th tale
bearer were always hi favorite."
"Wa this Instrument signed volun
tartly?" asked Ransom, Indicating the
charge to which eighty-one firemen bad
affixed their name.
"Yes, sir," waa the answer. "When th
boys down at No. 1 engine house beard that
such a paper waa to be signed they gav
..Continued. 94 eeooaA
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska rnrtly Cloudy
Thursday and Friday; Variable Unds.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterdayi
Hour. De. Hour. Ilea.
S a. m ...... iiSI 1 p. m 't
a. m at a p. ra 8l
7 n. m SO a p. sn
8 a. m Jff 4 p. m Stt
a. m Xt 5 p. an KM
O a. m K'J p. ua X
I a. m 84 7 p. an KH
US 8 p. m X3
p. a 84
HALF REDUCTION FOR CUBA
Prominent Mew, Yorkers Adopt Heso.
latlons Favoring Smaller Duties
NEW YORK, Feb. 19. Cuba' need and
what this country should do to prosper tbe
people whose freedom It accomplished wore
set forth tonight at a mass meeting In Car
negl hall by prominent speakers of both
political parties. At the close resolutions
were read endorsing a reduction of at
least 60 per cent In the existing duties on
Cuban products in return tor an equal
concession on the part of Cuba on products
from this country. The resolutions adopted
Roanlvo,! That we. citizens of New York,
of all political parties, in masa meeting
assembled, earnestly endorse the recom
mendations of President Roosevelt In his
mesnage to congress and of Secretary Root
In hla annual report In support of the
wisdom Indeed the vital need of pro-
vld na- for a subetsnllRl tanrt reoucuon
on Cuban products to the United State".
Wa .ndnrm tha declaration of Mr.
Palma. president-elect of the republic of
Cuba, that a reduction of 60 per cent in ur
dutlea en tutwn products is me ifsi
iimUr whlrh Cuban Industrie can live and
prosper and believe that this should be
the minimum of our conceslon to Cuba
in return for an equal conceslon In Its
dutlea on product into Cuba.
General Woodford, who wa ambassador
to Spain before the war, presided. Tbe
speaker included Edward M. Shepard, Ed
ward Lauterbach and W. Bourke Cockran.
Tbe call for th meeting wa signed by
Abram S. Hewitt, William E. Dodge, Wil
liam D. Howells, R. W. Gilder. William Jay
Schteffelln, John G. Carlisle, Oscar S.
Straua, Adrian H. Jollne, Benjamin F.
Tracy, Roger A. Pryor, Cornelius N. Bliss,
General Stewart L. Woodford, Frederick
L. Coudert, jr., and F. L. Thurber.
BROOMS ADVANCE IN PRICE
Raised Twenty-Flvo Cents a Boiea
Beeauae of Scarcity af
CHICAGO, Feb. 19. Delegates of ths
Broom Manufacturers' association of ths
United State at the conclusion of their
two days' special meeting here today,
raised the price of all broom 25 cent a
doxen. The manufacturer had conferred
with broom corn broker and were told that
less than 15 per cent of this year' crop
waa still In the hands of farmer and that
there would be no new crop for eight
, The dealer had ' previoualy advanced
nrlcetJW per eefit to meet.the situation and
today, a nara ngni was maae 10 inane mo
advance 60 cent a doaso. This waa deemed
too .radical, however, and the executive
commute of the association was empow
ered to make a further advsnce up to tha
limit of 60 cents a dozen In case the situa
tion required such action.
GET ALONG WITHOUT STRIKES
Printing; and Pnbllahers' Associations
Work Smoothly Under tbe
NEW YORK, Feb. 19. The second day's
session of the sixteenth annual meeting of
the American Newspaper Publishers' asso
ciation waa held here today. Tbe session
was devoted to the report of the special
standing committee which deals with labor
matters. Tbe report was made by Frederick
Driscoll, the commissioner who represented
the committee In dealing with the Interna'
tional Typographical union and tbe later
national Printing Pressmen' union.
Since the formation of the committee In
April, 1900, It wa stated there had been no
strikes. The present agreement between
the association and the unions will expire
on May 1 and negotiation are now under
way to make a five-year agreement.
BUSINESS FAILURE FATAL
Financial Embarraasment ladaces
. Heart Trouble Whlck Soon
LINCOLN, 111., Feb. 19. Paul Smith, a
citizen and grain dealer, doing business at
several points In thla county, today be
came financially Involved to the extent of
$100,000 and 1st thla evening, from the
hock caused by his financial embarrass
ment, diec of heart failure.
Nash, Wright ft Co., grain dealer of Chi
cago, took judgment against Mr. Smith, who
also filed mortgages In favor' of the Lin
coln National bank. When notified thla
evening of the trouble by the sheriff, Mr,
Smith went horn and before physicians
could render assistance ba died. Asset
THEODORE GAINS STRENGTH
Yoana Roosevelt May Be Able to
Leave HI Bed To
day. GROTON, Mass., Feb. 19. Young Theo
dor Roosevelt has continued to improve
today and It la hoped he will be able to sit
Owing to th blustering weather, Mrs
Roosevelt and Alice have atald Indoor alj
day. Mrs. Robinson, the president sister,
mad a flying visit to Groton today, return
ing to her home on the evening train.
Dr. Rlxey is expected here from Washing
ton tomorrow and will remain until such
time as Teddy is able to return to Wash
Movements of Ocean Veaaela, Feb. 10,
At New York Arrived Frlesland, from
Antwerp; Astoria, from Glasgow.
At Glasgow Arrived St. Paul, from
At Kobe Arrived Tacoma, from Yoko
hama and Hong Kong.
At Hong Kong Arrived Duke of Fife,
from Tacoma. ,
At Gibraltar Arrived Celtic, from New
? orK, via uucnai, lor Aigiera; Alexandria,
rum Smyrna, etc., on cruUe.
At Hamburg Sailed liathor, for San
At Yokohama Arrived Victoria, from
Tacoma and Victoria, a. C, for Kobe,
Shanghai and iiong Kong.
At Sues Arrived Glenahlel. from Ta.
coma and Seattle, via Yokohama, Illogo,
Singapore, etc. for London.
At Bremen Arrived Kheln, from New
At Queenstown Sailed Iverfila, from
Llvernool. for Boston.
At penlche Paaaed Teenkal, from Seattle
and Tacuma, via xoaonuma, fcgasakl,
iiong Kong, Maull, tilugayore, gig,, Xwl
TEST OF THE MERGER
Atii ii Orisrsi by Fmldtit 1mt1 !
Nam f SmriBnt
DIRECTED ON FlpiNCS OF GENERAL KNOX
ItUrnsj Gnral laji Hil'aYorgu !.
YUlatta lhnni AV.
BILL IS NIW IN COURSE OF "REPARATION
Will lik that Nortkr It1Um Company
SHARES OF STOCK TO IE RE-EXCHANGED
Proceeding Likely to Bo Brought la
Minnesota Hill, Morgan and Aao
clatca Will Be Defend,
ant la gait.
WASHINGTON, Feb. It. Within a very
short time a bill will be filed by the United
States to test tbe legality of tha merger of
the Northern Pacific and Great Northern
systems through th Northern Securities
company. Speaking of the matter today,
Attorney General Knox 'said:
"Some time ago the president requested
an opinion a to the legality of thla merger
and I have recently given him on to tbe
effect that, In my judgment. It violates th
provisions of the Sherman act of 1890,
whereupon he directed that suitable action
should be taken to have the question ju
dicially determined. A bill in equity I now
in course of preparation, which will be filed
within a very short time, which will ask
that the merger effected through the ex
change of shares through th Northern Se
curities company of the two roads, be dis
solved and such shares ordered re-exchanged
to restore tbe stock of tht two
railroad companies to their original hold
ers. The two railroad Companies, the North
ern Securities company. J.' Flerpont 11 or-
gan ft Co.. and J. J. Hill and their asso
elates, stockholder in th two com pan lee,
will be defendant In th bill.
The district In which the proceeding will
be Instituted In haa not yet been deter
mined. Most likely It will be in Minnesota.".
GREAT WESTERN'S EXTENSIONS
Terminus of St. Joe Rout ta
Changed from Grand Island,
ST. JOSEPH. Mo., Feb. 19. (Special Tel
egram.) A prominent official of th St.
Joseph ft Grand Island railway said tonight
there was little doubt that heavy pur
chase of the stock of this road ar being
made by representative of , the Chicago -Great
Western railway and that tbe termi
nus of the road at; Grand Island, Neb ,
would bo extended to Denver. -
The Chicago Great Western from St. Jo-
aanfi nl,r. Van,., f I - 1 a ...... .baU
from four railways. It has long been' the .
ambition of the company to build It own v "
line. Thla, according to th Grand Island
official, will be dona aa toon as possible
after the purchase of th road - Is an. 1
'Frlaca Get New Connection.
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 19. A apeclal to the
Globe-Democrat from Oklahoma City. '
Okl., say a: it la reported her on good
uthorlty that the Oklahoma ft Western
line haa been purchased by the St. Louis -
San Francisco railway. This Una Is
being constructed from Oklahoma Cltv to
Quanah, Tex., on the Colorado Southern. :
180 miles west of this city, crossing th
Rock Island at Chlckasba, thenca through
Lawlon, the new city. The Oklahoma ft
Western line, in addition to traversing th
new reservation just opensd, gives - th '
Frisco direct connection with the Colo
rado Southern. It will be in operation by '
January 1 next. ...
Rock Island Takes Over Road.
CHICAGO, Feb. 19. Semi-official
nouncement haa been made to the effect
that the Rock Island would soon take over
the Burlington, Cedar Rapid ft Northern -and
operate It a a division of th Rock
Island. The work of. extending th road
Into St. Paul ia being pushed a fast a
possible, and as soon a completed th
company will cease using the Minneapolis
tracks. Ths latter will then b used by
the Illinois Central.
Miller Appointed Trarno Maaager,
CHICAGO. Feb. 19. General Freight
Agent Thomas Miller of th Chicago. Bur
Ilngton ft Qulncy railway today ' received
tbe appointment of freight traffic manager
of the entire Burlington system.
CONTROLS LEAD FLUXING ORES
Guggenheim Company Makea a MtTt
ot Great Impartaaee ta
DENVER, Feb. 19. Advices received from
outside source and born out by informa
tion obtained in Denver, Indicate that th
Guggenheim Exploration company ba se
cured control of. th output of lead fluxing
ore of th country and 1 In a position to
dictate price for thla lndiepsnslbl ele
ment In the smelting of precious metals.
On by on dprlng th past few month
the Guggenheim Exploration company ha
ecured control of the leading lead fluxing
mine In th San Juan and Lak county
districts ot Colorado, th mines of th
Coeur d'Alene district in Idaho and In th
Utah district, and haa effected a combing,
tlon with th Ryan-Whitney Interest tq
control th South Missouri fields. To do
this, several hundred of thousands of dol
lars bave been spent by tbe Guggenheim
Exploration company. Incidentally with tb
million which have been Invested In th
endeaved to control th ordinary lead
TWO FIREMEN ARE"" KILLED
Crashed by Falling Wall at Deal rue.
tloa af Milwaukee Steel
MILWAUKEE. Feb. 19. Two flremea gre
dead and two others ar seriously Injured
a a result of the falling of a brick wall
of tbe plant ot the Georg H. Smith Steel
Casing company, which waa destroyed by
fir tonight. Th loss was sstlmstsd at
$100,000, partly covered by Insurance.
CHRI3 MATTSON, truck No. 1, head '
crushed, body terribly mangled; died toon.
EDWARD A. KINSELLA, plpemaa engine
No. I, back broken; died at hospital.
MAX BIL8KI. leg broken; will recover. '
Joseph Kanaka, leg broken; will rscover.
Th building wa a two-story brick struo-
tur and consisted ot ft foundry and
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