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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 10, 1871.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 21, 1902 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
Premier BagMta "Will Establish Military
Bole Throughout Kingdom. ,
EXTREME NATIONAL CRISIS IS FEARED
General Weyler Confers with Queen Eegent
and Military Authorities.
TROOPS EQUIPPED READY FOR ACTION
Prolonged ani Deauly Biota Produce 8tate
of General Disorder.
ANARCHY PRIME FACTOR IN REVOLUTION
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MADRID, Fsb. JO. Premier Ju, 1 if
preparing a decree establishing martial law
throughout Spain. The denature of the
ecree. It 1i believed, will be followed by
an extreme national crtole. It wae per
sistently said when the Chamber of Depu
ties cloved this evening that the minister
of war. General Weyler, hsd a long con
ference with the queen regent yesterday,
which was followed by a conference with
the military authorities today.' Afterward,
It is asherted, arma and ball cartridges
were served out to the troops In Madrid,
who are In readiness to start at a mo
ment's notice. ,
Advtces received here from Barcelona say
the mob doe not offer any serious re
sistance when -confronted by the troops, but
rioters sre continually sniping at the police
and soldiers from behind doors and windows
and from the roofs of bouses, dispersing
when the troops charge. ,
According to telegrams received nere
iite tonight from Barcelona atreet fighting
chum Rnntlnuaa. A croclamatlon has been
Issued ordering all private Individuals to
surrender any weapons they may possess,
tinder pain of severe penalty. The aale of
arms hss been prohibited. Forty work
men's sssoclatlona have been dissolved and
the members of their committees srrested.
The battleship Pelayo has been Ordered
to Barcelona. '
Pitched Buttle Oecnr.
A pitched battle occurred in the outskirts
bf the city between ..the strikers and the
military eocort attached to several wagons
thst were bringing in provisions. The con
tents of the wagons were dragged and bar
ricades were built across the road. The
rails nav been torn up to prevent trains
from entering -the city.
The strike movement baa begun . to
At Saragoesa most of the factories hsve
closed on the demands of the workmen and
the strikers are bringing pressure to bear
to cause the factories stUl remaining open
to close. The captain general Of Saragossa
has wired for reinforcement.
Official telegrams, received hero describe
a sllrht hneroasns n. .thattiatloi .at
Barcelona, and offlcere tonight aeem more
Owing to the strict censorship over news
from Barcelona H Is difficult to as-jertaln
the real state ot affairs there.
In addition to the labor movement the
r.i.l.n home rule agitation
la likely to prove a serious factor In the
situation. One hopeful sign is the fact
that almost alone among the ministers and
the governing authorities. General weyier
t. in .rrr.nthY with the Calalantan de
mands and la Inclined to atudy their griev
ances. ratal Hlota Coatlaae.
BARCELONA, Feb. 20. The strikers to
day killed three workmen who wished to
resums work. The proprietor of a bakery
l..i h nrlr of bread waa also
wuu i r-
i. i. ' knurl feecomlnc more apparent
that anarchists are the prime movera In
the incipient revolution. The market are
without provision and the strikers are
preventing the alaughter of animals.
Additional reinforcements of troops are
A mob stormed the arsenal at Sabadell,
not far from Barcelona, and secured forty
roes, but they were subsequently recovered
by the troops.
Fresh fighting between the troops and
rioters has occurred at Tarrasa and Saba
dell. Most ot the ships in this harbor have
been forced to leave without discharglag
R,.r of rtva Haadre Death. '
PARIS, Feb. 10. The Patrte today pub
lishes dlspetchea dated at Hendaye. France,
early this morning, giving a number of re
ports of the occurrences yesterday at Bar
celona. The majority ot these reports lack
In another dispatch from Hendaye, timed
later In the day, the Patrle publishes as a
local rumor the atatement that 600 persons
save been killed and wounded la the
suburbs of Barcelona.
Other Flerc Conflicts.
LONDON. Feb. 10. A meesag to the
exchange Telegraph company from Bar
celona via Perpignaa. France, aays a fierce
battle baa been fought between the troops
and the rioters la the suburb of Barcelona
known a Sana. Before the engagement
the cavalry aad Infantry had been posted
In the most dangerous point and a field
battery had been located on the plaxa, from
which vantage point the guns could sweep
the surrounding streets. When the final
clash with the troops occurred, continues
the dispatch, the artillery was brought Into
action and raked street after atreet.
The rioters engaged the batteries at does
range, but were driven off. It Is reported
that 100 persons were killed and wounded
on both aides.
The entire neighborhood was wrecked by
the shell. The ruins caught Bra and this
completed the destruction. Further fight
ing is reported at Mataro (fifteen miles
from Barcelona), where a quantity of arms
have been discovered. Fighting is also re
ported at Tortoaa and Tarranaga respec
tively, 150 miles southwest of Barcelona.
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Serious fighting Is proceeding la all parts
ot Barcelona. A number of persons have
been killed or wounded. Troops are ar
riving rapidly at Baroelona from all other
districts. The outbreak torts y between the
strikers and troops began In Paraldo, As-
alto and Rambla streets, where maay ahots
were exchanged. A general panlo pre
vail at Barcelona.
Te Stop Export f Horse to TraaavaaJ
VIENNA. Feb. 20. In the Relchsrath to
day Harr Wolf, the pan-Germaa leader, gave
aotlce of an Interpellation iavitlng the Aus
trlaa government, la conjunction with the
government of Hungsry, to prohibit the ex
port ot horses from Austria and Hungary to
South Africa aad thus maintain neutrality.
EFFECT OF PRINCE'S VISIT
Revival ef Cordiality le Predicted hy
Qerasa Paper Formerly
Hostile to America.
BERLIN, Feb. 20. The Kreus Zeltung,
concluding a column survey of the relations
between Germany and the United States,
The royal attitude of Oermanv at the
outbreak of the Spanish-American war has
Just been proved. If the sympathies of
me uerman people were then with Spain
the explanation la that Ideal trait of the
Oerman character which causes Germans
to sympathise with the weaker party in a
fight. Hut we have long since gotten over
that. 8 harp conflicts of Interest exist be
tween Oermany and the United States.
These, however, are not political, but are
confined to economic matters. Perhaps a
way ha at last been found which renders
possible a settlement of these conflicts.
Perhaps the visit of Prince Henry will give
occasion to this end. At any rste much
will be gained tf this visit reawakens a
lively consciousness of the traditional
friendly relations among the rulers and
the people ot both nations. It will also
remove the misunderstandings which the
sensational preis has created and nour
ished. Prince Henry's visit will certainly
clear the atmosphere. Improve the rela
tions and revivify the cordiality which
has always existed between the two gov
ernments. It will be remembered that the kreus
Zeltung was one of the most hostile critics
of the United States In 1898, which attitude
it ha since maintained.
SILVER JUBILEE OF THE POPE
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary ot
Elevation to the Poatldcato
ROME), Feb. SO. The pope today entered
on the twenty-Sfth year of his pontificate.
Although the man celebration of the Jubilee
Is postponed until March t, when the com
bined feitlvltiea of '.he Ji bilee and corona
tion will be observed.
During the course of the day the pope
received in the throne room a committee,
which presented him with a commemora
tive medal, replicaa ot which will be dis
tributed to pilgrims.
The singing of the "Te Deum" In St.
Peters' wss the most impressive service
In years. It was conducted by Cardinal
Rampola in the presence of twenty-four
cardinals and twenty-four bishops. The
pontifical noble guard was present in full
dress uniforms, worn for the first time today
atnee 1870. Three hundred representatives
of Catholic associations, the Italian and
foreign representatives of the religious or
dera and 20,000 spectators also listened to
the service. At the conclusion ot the
"Te Deum" the pope appeared at a window
of his apartment and watched the crowd
disperse. He was saluted by the waving
of hat and handkerchiefs.
ROSEBERY LEAVES HIS PARTY
Declares He Cannot Sapport Liberal
' Caase Loafer-Tim fa Posi
LONDON. Feb. 21. As an outcome of the
polemic concerning the relations between
Sir , Henry Campbell-Bannermaa. Lord
Rosebory and the liberal party. Lord Rose
bery has written to the Times, declaring
frankly that ha remains outside Sir Henry's
tabernacle, but not, he thinks. In solitude.
""At thia moment ot definite separation,"
aays Lord Rosebery, "nobody appreciates
more heartily than I do the well-lnten-tloned
devotion of Sir Henry Campbell
Bannermaa to the liberal party and what
he conceive to be its Interests. I only
wish I could have shared his labors and
supported his policy."
Lord Rosebery's reply, tbdrefore, marks
a definite separation from the liberal party.
Referring to this matter editorially the
Time remarks that the rupture la now
complete and Jhat Lord Rosebery stands
committed to action. He must know, aays
the Times, "that it is not enough to de
clare Independence; he must adopt and
pursue with untiring energy a policy of re
SCOTS GREYS MEET REVERSE
Delsekmest Ronshly Handled la a
Flaht with th Boer
LONDON, Feb. 20. A detachment of
Scots Greys (Second dragoons), one of Great
Britain's crack dragoon . regiments, has
been cut up by the Boers at Kllpdam.
Major C. W. M. Fellden and Captain B.
Ussher were severely wouaded, two mea
were killed, six were wounded and forty
six captured. The news was received this
morning from Lord Kitchener, In a dis
patch dated Pretoria, Wednesday, Febru
ary 19. The Scots Greys formed part of Gen.
eral Gilbert Hamilton's column. Th latter,
while moving on Nigel, February 18, en
caged a fore of Boers at Kllpdam. The
Scots Greya became detsehed,. were sur
rounded and cut off. General Hamilton
waa unable to dislodge the Boers from their
position, so he continued his march to
ward Nigel. The Boers released the Scots
Greya who had been made prisoners.
TREATY IN HANDS OF CONGRESS
Aarreemeat for Resumption of Diplo
mats Relation with France la
WILLEMSTAD. Curacoa, Feb. 20 The
Veneiuelan congress convened this evening
at 2:30 In the federal palace at Caracas
The presidential message was not delivered
to congress. The agreement signed yester
day in Paris by th French minister of
foreign affairs, M. Delcasse, and the
Veneiuelan plenipotentiary, which forms a
basis for the resumption of diplomatic re
latlons between France and Venezuela, is
subject to ratification by the Veneiuelan
TOLSTOI CONQUERS DISEASE
Coant la Reported to Be Oat at
Denser After Grave -Illness.
LONDON. Feb. 21. According to the St
Petersburg correspondent ot ths Dally Mall,
Count Tolstoi, who ha recently been
gravely 111, is now out of danger.
DIG VICTIMS FROM THE RUINS
Thirty-Two Peopl Barled Darlas; th
Karthaaake Irs Reseaed
BAKU. Transcaucasia, Feb. 20. During
the course of the search today for hodl
of victims ot the recent earthquake at
Snamaka thirty-two persona were dis
Ceiira. Gaeather's Homtaatloa.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 20. Th senate, in
executive session, today confirmed tb
aomlnstloa of Colonel F. L. Gueotber to be
PLANS OF WASHINGTON VISIT
Arrangements Annonnoed for Prinoe Henry's.
Call at Capital.
WILL MEET THE MEMiERS OF C0NIRESS
After Listening- to Debate la the
Hoaae, Royal Onset Will Shake
Hands and Receive In
troductions. WASHINGTON. Feb. 20. After confer
ences between Stat department officials and
members of tbo senate and house of repre
sentatives arrangements have been com
pleted for the reception of Prince Henry
when he comes to the capital next Monday.
The prince will bo accompanied by Ambas
sador von Holeben or Count von Quadt and
the members of his staff. The party will ar
rive at the eastern main entrance about 4
o'clock and will enter the building by the
rotunda. Here a company of th members
of the house will be In waiting to receive
the prince, as th visit to the senate will
have to be mads later owing to the taking
of the vote on the Philippine bill at 4
o'clock. Representatives Orosvenor and
Hltt and one democratic member, probably
Representative Dinsmore, will constitute
The prince will be escorted first to
Speaker Henderson's private office, where
greetings will be exchanged 'and th speaker
will then invite the prinoe and his party
to occupy the speaker's reserved seats In
the gallery. Thi will give the prince an
opportunity to observe the conduct of af
fairs In the house, the probability being
that one of the appropriation bills will be
under consideration at that time.
Will Meet the Member.
After looking down upon the business ot
ths house Prince Henry will return to th
main floor of the house and later will oc
cupy the ways and meana committee room
for a time, in order that members of the
house may be presented to him In person.
It is understood that this part of the pro
gram carries out a wish expressed by Em
peror William that his brother should see,
not only the legislative branch in session,
but also should meet In a personal way the
members of this branch of the government.
At the conclusion of th presentation of
member to Prince Henry the committee
will escort the prince and his party through
the corridor to the rotunda, where a com
mittee of senators will meet them and give
the visitor the courtesies of the senate.
On the following Thursday when Prince
Henry attends the McKinley memorial ex
erclses in the house of representatives he
will occupy a aeat immediately alongside
of President. Roosevelt, who, with his cabl
net, will be In th area to, the left of th
speaker. On, this occasion th prlnoe's
suite will not be with htm, but will occupy
chairs farther back. On entering the cbam
ber the prince will be announced aa "Prinoe
Henry of Prussia, admiral of the German
navy." The formality of announcing the
other members of the party and of -th
members of , th diplomatic corps will bo
Moetlasr of Presldeat's Delegates.
-A-meeting-of th president's YelegalesH
Assistant Secretary HU1 of th State de
partment, Adjutant General Corbln and
Rear Admiral Evans will be held at the
Waldorf Astoria In New York City tomor
row afternoon. These three gentlemen wilt
represent the president of the United States
In formally welcoming Prince Henry to
thia country. Prince Henry will make his
Brat appearance to the American people In
the capacity of an admiral In the Imperial
German navy and will wear the uniform of
that rank.- Assistant Secretary Hill, who
win Bead the receiving delegation, will es
pecially represent the civil majesty of ths
government and therefor will appear at
all ceremonies In civilian attire. General
Corbln and Admiral Evans will appear In
full dresa uniform on all formal occasions,
including the reception at New Tork and
the various functions in this cttv.
The president's delegate have decided to
abandon the proposed reception to Prince
Henry in the Navy department. The sec
rotary f the navy will, however, go to
AnnapoiM to welcome the prince.
Ia th Royal Box.
r-jjcw iobk, Feb. 20. The names of
those who will occupy the royal box at
the optra with Prince Henry were given
out. These will be the German ambas
uui, vouut von xxoieDen, General von
Plessen, adjutant to th emperor; Admiral
von Elsondecber, Court Marshal von Sec
kendorff, Vic Admiral von Tirptts, Admiral
von Baudtssln. ths commander ot Hohsn
sollerai the presidential delegates, consist
Ing of Rear Admiral Evans, Assistant Sec
rotary of State Hill, Colonel' Bingham.
Commander Cowlea, U. S. N., and Captain
Wandt of the navy. In one of the oppo
site boxes will be the members of the
German embassy at Washington and Con
sill General Karl Buenx.
-At Frees Dinner Table.
Those guests who will ait at table with
th prince at the Press dinner the night
or February 38, will be: Lieutenant Gov
eronr Woodruff, Rev. Dr. Gottbeil, Consul
General Buenso, Admiral Evans, Captain
von Muller, the mayor. Admiral von
Seckendorff, Assistant Secretary Kill, St.
Clair McKelway, General von Plessen, the
Austrian minister. Bishop Potter, White,
law Raid, Herman Ridder, German am
bassador Holebea, Edward Obi, Archbishop
Corrlgan, Admiral von Tirplta, Senator
Lodge, Admiral von Elsendecher, Charles
Emory Smith, Senator Hawley, Senator
Depew, Admiral Count von Baudlesln
Charles W. Knapp, Captain von Orumme,
Oeneral Corbln and Melville E. Stone.
COLUMBUS, O.. Feb. 20. Governor Nash
aad ataff will not escort Prince Henry and
party through Ohio. The governor re
ceived a letter from Consul Carl Pohl at
Cincinnati, stating that at the request
of the Oerman ambassador "It could not be
arranged that your excellency escort his
royal highness through Ohio"
The letter states, however, that the train
will atop In Columbus for ten minutes oa
March 1, and that a short ovation would
be agreeable to the prince.
PARALYSIS ATTACKS GRAY
Condition of the Jostle of tha Is
prain Conrt la Not, However,
WASHINGTON. Feb. 20. Justics Horacs
Gray of the supreme court has suffered aa
attack of paralysis, but It is stated that
there is every reason to expect his recov
ery. The attack occurred Tuesday night.
HI mlad la clear,' but be haa loot the mus
cular control of a part of his body. Justice
Gray has been unwell for some time and
at his advanced age, 74 years, gave rise to
some apprehension as to the outcome, al
though hi family says the attack is not
SERIOUS FLOOD IS FEARED
Impeadlaa; Danger Threatened la Im
mense Gorget of Ico
riTTSBURO, Fob. 20. A sleet storm to
night with rapidly moderating weather and
two daya of rain predicted by the govern
ment weather office, promise to bring the
condition feared for weeks psst by river
men and cltisen generally.
The danger apprehended 1 from th Im
mense gorges of Ice In the Allegheny and
Monongahela rivers, . The obstructions art
ot the most serious character and liable to
do almost IncalcuaM damage to river craft
between thia point and Wheeling, and
should the moderate weather' and rain
bring down- the Ice and the heavy snows
from upriver points the ; flood which will
result will be a record breaker.
The gorge in the Allegheny extend with
out a break from Pittsburg fully fifty miles
up the river and varlea in thickness from
Ave feet to sixteen feet. Th Ice is frozen
to the bottom of the river tn many places
and is damming the water, with the result
that the river is rising above the gorge and
thi fact point out that when the first rise
comes the water will be damxAed back until
the valley along the river will be flooded
and do a damage not computed in money.
The gorge in the Monongahela is not
feared so much, because the numerous dams
along its length will serve to break the Ice.
The situation waa made worse by a gorge
tn the Toughlogheny at Versailles and
at other points above MoKeesport, which
threatens the boat and barger moored
along the river.
The coal companies are taking every pre
caution for the protection of their property
along the river and all residents tn the
lowlands and valleys ar making ready for
th expected flood.
BURIED BY TWO FEET OF SNOW
Western Oklahoma aad Other Parte
of Soathwest Visited by ,
i - .
GUTHRIE, Okl., Feb. 20. Western Okla
homa Is buried under the heaviest snow
since the opening to settlement. In Blaine
and Grant countlea it Is over two feet deep
and in many place th trains cut through
drifts of three and four feet.
PARSONS. Kan., Feb. 20. Heavy snow
has been falling for several hours here,
north and south of Parsons All trains are
INDEPENDENCE, Kan., Feb. 20. Snow
haa fallen at interval for two days and
today developed into a' typical Kansas
billiard. Trains are behind time on all
JOPLIN, Mo., Feb. 20. This vicinity has
tn the last twenty-four hours experienced
the heaviest snowstorm in years. Over six
Inches of snow fell in twelve hours, retard
ing mining operations all through the sine
and lead district and bringing traffic on
the Interurban trolley lineto a standstill. .
LITTLE ROCK, Feb. 20.-r-Teegrama from
Rogers, F ntouvllle and Eef ka Springs to
night report eight inches qf snov In north
western Arkansas, R - being tb;. heaviest
tail In several years. ."' '. . ..." "
Coaventlon of Mtsaoarlaa Wa Be
long; to All th go-Called Ro
, form Movements.
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 20. The allied party of
Missouri which waa organised in Kansas
City last September and which, according
to J. H. Cooiffet Carthage, its state chair
man, is com poled ot "publlo ownership
men, both wings of the old populist party,
the liberal wing of the socialist organiza
tion, Bryan democrata and silvsr repub
licans," met here today for the purpose of
adopting a platform and selecting a state
ticket. Delegate began arriving last night
and were quite numerous this morning
around the St. Jamea hoJ, where the
headquarters are located. Mr. Cook said:
"The call for thia convention waa signed
by Dr. J. E. Chambers, for the publio
ownership party; Frank B. Rltchey, chair
man of the middle-of-the-road populists,
and myself, as chairman ot the fusion
populists. All of these element and other
third party Interest In the state will be
consolidated Into one great reform move
ment. Th convention will be in session
A platform was adopted and th follow
ing nominations mads :
Judges of th Suprem Court Frank B.
Rlchey of St. Louis, Henry N. Ess of Kan
sas City, Zack Taylor of Springfield.
Railroad and Warehouse Commissioners
Lyman Forgravee of St. Joseph, Oswalk
Hlcka ot Macon.
Superintendent of Publlo Schools John
D. Brown of Kansas City.
Before adjourning the convention elected
forty-eight delegates to the national con
vention to be held at Louisville In April
next. . .
Ths platform reaffirms allegiance to' the
pinciple of the party as enunciated In the
national platform adopted at Kansas City
and declares that In the coming state cam
paign the paramount issue of the national
platform aa relating to Missouri will be
direct legislation and public ownership of
all public utilities.
BEGINS THE SUMMING UP
Government Attorney Places Amoaat
t of Postal Fraads at Over Hun
dred Thoasaad Dollar.
HAVANA. Fsb. 20. Th fiscal began
summing up for ths prosecution today In
the cases of the Cuban postal fraud. He
withdrew all the charges against the two
Cuban stamp clerks, Moya and Mascara.
He withdrew the charges against Est O.
Rathbone of Issuing duplicate warrants and
charged the issuing of these warrants to
W. H. Reeves and C. F. W. Neeley.
He maintained the charges of conspiracy
and extravagance against Rathbone and
said these case were th most Important
that had ever come before the Cuban
courts. He declared that there was no
doubt, from the testimony of the experts,
that 1122.000 had been stolen. He said
Rathbone had full power for the organisa
tion in the island and wa only responsible
to the postmaster general, and that If the
service had been properly established the
majority of the fraud In question could
not hav occurred.
Rathbone, said the fiscal, did not deposit
the funds as required by the postorae au
thorities, and should have been deposited
when they were received, but Instesd Rath
bone left the money In the safe. This alone,
the flacal declared, rendered Rathbone
liable to imprisonment for six months.
He said that Rathbone must have known
of these Irregularities or stealings. Hs
also introduced letters to show ths Inti
macy which had existed between Neeley
Reeve and Rathbone.
The fiscal is sxpected to finish his sum
ming up tomorrow.
CLAMOR FOR FREE DELIVERY
Tork Oiticeni Expect Their Demand to Be
Granted in Short Order.
DIETRICH PRESENTS NEBRASKA PETITIONS
Plea, at Omaha Credit Mea for Amend,
meat t Bankrnptey Bill Is Cos
reyed tha Itssls with Other
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Feb. 20. (Special Tele
gram.) Tork, Nebl. Is to have fre delivery
service July 1, according to Representative
Stark, who for a year or more has been In
terested In securing this service. It would
In all probability have been ordered a year
ago, but an Inspector, having gone over ths
field, reported that the quarters then occu
pied were wholly Inadequate tor the
service, and the matter was dropped.' Now
that the postofflce has been moved Into
more commodious quarters, the clamor for
tree delivery haa been revived with a good
chance of being successful. An Inspector
has been ordered to York to report on the
condition ot the office and to see If the
city haa had it houses numbered and
atreeta named. If he finds tbese conditions
all right it ia expected bis report will be
favorable and free delivery Installed.
Representative Burkett today Introduced
to the president two of his constituents,
Hon. O. M. Lsmbertson of Lincoln and B.
P. McGrew of Auburn.
Petition from Kebraskaa.
Senstor Dietrich presented a number of
petitions today In reference to many im
portant matters before congress. The clti
sen of Omaha, Dorsey, Blackbird, Meek,
Knoxvllle, Bellevu and Falrbury are
memorializing congress for the adoption ot
an amendment to the constitution prohlbt
ing polygamy. Th Omaha Association ot
Credit Men wants certain amendments msds
to the present bankruptcy bill. - The cigar
makers' local union of Plattamouth wants
the Chines exclusion law re-enacted, while
a number of trades, unions throughout the
state, including th Brotherhood of Sta
tionary Firemen of Omaha, Carpenters and
Joiners' union of Omaha, the Plattsmouth
local union of the International Associa
tion of Machinists, and Omaha Typograph
ical union, want legislation enacted author
izing the construction of war vessels in
government navy yards..
, Senator Gamble, who Is a member of the
committee on Indian affairs, today pre
sented reasons before the committee why
his bill to ratify an agreement with the
Rosebud Indians, ceding 300,000 acres ot
land in Gregory coubty. South Dakota,
should be reported favorably. He defended
the amount Inspector McLaughlin agreed
to pay per acre for the land, $2.25, and ar
gued that it was wisdom on the part of
the government to close the deal. '
. .Considerable opposition to the measure
has unexpectedly sprung up and it waa de
cided to hold another meeting of the com
mittee Saturday to' discuss the general
proposition whether lands within the In
dian reservations should be taken by treaty
for homestead purposes, when much ot tb
public domain ia still unoccupied.
.Enalp-" KlUreflgerBofiks .'.to . amend,.. th
Indian appropriation bill by appropriating
225,000 for the insane hospital for the' In.
dians at Canton, S. D.
A reception was given today by Mrs.
Dolllvor and Miss Dolllver In honor of the
visiting delegate to the Daughters ot the
American Revolution from Iowa. The at
tendance was large. Senator Dolllver was
present 1st In the afternoon.
'Warren of Wyoming; Kntertalne.
Senator Warren of Wyoming gave a din
ner at the New Wlllard tonight In honor
of speaker Henderson and prominent mem
bers of congress. Among those present
were: Blnger Hermann, commissioner of
the general land office; ex-Governor Rich
ard ot Wyoming; Judge William Van De
vanter, . assistant attorney general; Con
gressman Mondell; C. C. Hamlin of Colo-
Agent Nlckerson of the Shoshone (Wyo.)
agency Is here, with three Arapahoe and
three Shoshone Indians, for a conference
with the Indian office relative to affaire on
the reservation. The 6hoehones will ask
that their tribe be reimbursed for the land
used for th last twenty-fiv years by the
Arapahoe. The reservation waa originally
created for the sols use of the Shoshones,
but the Arapahoes were quartered thereon.
While the tribes have ostensibly been living
In harmony, they were traditional enemies.
sod at all tlmea there have been strained
relations and Jealousies. The Shoshone
will now insist upon payment for their
Dead wood Chinamen Admitted.
Ths Immigration officials at Port Town
send were today Instructed to sdmit to this
country the Chinese boy, Wong Wulng
Bong. Young Bong is a son of Wong Bong
of the firm of Wing Tsue & Co. ot Dead
wood, S. D., where be was bora. Bong, Jr.,
has returned to assume hi father's place
in the Deadwood firm. The officials at Port
Townsond, not being satisfied with the
affidavits presented by the young China-
man, had decided to return him to China.
but Representative Martin took the matter
before Secretary Shaw. .
The senate committee on Indian affairs
reported favorably today on Senator Gam
ble's bill appropriating 60,000 for th pur
chase ot stock and Implement for th Crow
Congressman Burke today had an amend
ment added to the Indian bill appropriating
136,000 tor surveying lands in the Pine
Ridge and Standing Rock reservation; also
an amendment appropriating $272 to reim
burse Joseph Stalner of Pierre, 8. D., who
wa contractor for a school building at
the Cheyenne river agency in 1892. Before
the completion of the building it waa dam
aged by a store and repairs cost Stalner
the amount named.
Miss Nora Ferguson of Tyrone, Pa., waa
today appointed a seamstress at th In.
dlaa school at ths Omaha agency.
Iowa postmasters appointed: I. B. Wise,
California, Harrison county; G. II. Red.
man, Shambaugh, Pags county.
Mlsa Fannie A. Qllllan of Walsenburg,
Colo., has been appointed assistant matron
In the Indian school at Rapid City, S. D.
The First National bank of Orange City,
Ia., haa been authorized to begin business,
with S26.0O0. capital.
Movements of Ocean Vessel Feb. SO.
At Algiers Arrived Celtic, from New
York. vU Ma-rls and Gibraltar, for Va
letta, Malta, etc.
At t-tt.ya-1 .-ii rived Lahn, from Genoa,
Naples and Gibraltar, for New York.
At Rutterdajn Hailed Amsterdam, for
New York, via Boulogne Bur Mer.
At Hong Kong Arrived Empress of
Japan, from Vancouver and Victoria, B. C,
via Yokohama, Nagaaaki and Shanghai.
At Naples Arrived Aller, from New
York, for Genoa.
At New York Arrived Manltou, from
London. Sailed 1- Touralne, for Havre.
At alovllle Arrived Numldlan, from St.
Johns. N. B . and Halifax, for Liverpool.
At iueenetown Boiled W estf rnUod, for
Philadelphia; Oceanic, fur Nw York.
CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Increasing Cloudi
ness Friday: Saturday Probably nam or
Snow, Colder in West Portions; Variable
5 a. m IT 1 p. m SO
a. m...... 16 a p. m S
T a. m 14 S p. m S4
8 a. m la 4 p. m...... sn
9 a. m 14 5 p. m S4
10 a. m 1 p. an 3S
11 a. m 24 T p. ns St
18 as XS 8 p. m S"
9 p. m SS
FUNERAL PLANS ARE CHANGED
Lleatenaat Psray's Body 1 Taken
from Colnmba Direct to
COLUMBUS, 0., Feb. 20. (Special Tele
gram.) The body of Lieutenant Clarence
M. Furay was taksn to Washington today
for burial in the National Military ceme
tery at Arlington, his brother, Frank A.
Furay, and uncle, Jamea McShane, accom
panying tha remains. It had been expected
to take the body to Omaha for burial, but
a telegram from tha father ot the deceased
changed' the plans.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. (Special Tele
gram.) The body ot Lieutenant Clarence
M. Furay arrived In this city from Colum
bus, O., this afternoon, accompanied by
Frank A. Furay and Dr. Charlea E. Furay,
brothers ot the deceased, and F. J. Mc
Shan of Omaha. Services will be held
from St. Domlntck's church tomorrow
morning and burial will be Saturday morn
ing in Arlington. The family ot th de
ceased had thought to take the body to
Omaha for burial, but finally decided that
Arlington was ths . most fitting spot n
which to Inter th soldier son and brother.
It was intended to hold funeral services
today, but aa arrangements for a lot In
the National cemetery could not be made
in time It was decided to defer burial until
Saturday, when the deceased will be given
a military funeral befitting hla rank.
Frank A. Furay, who went to Columbia
immediately upon hearing of his brother's
desth, said that Clarence seemed In good
spirits Just before his death and was look
ing forward with eagerness to his serv
ice In the Philippines, whither he expected
to be. ordered in tb immediate future. Tha
letter alluded to in the dispatches from Col
umbus on Monday waa addressed to Frank
A. Furay and waa explanatory of a tele
gram aent his brother regarding his going
to the Philippines. There was nothing in
the remotest way mysterious "about it,
being almply a letter from one brother to
another interested In the young man's fu
ture. ELEVATOR MEN IN SESSION
Delegates from Korthweotera States
Seek Friendly Relations
FARGO. N. D.. Feb. 20. A large number
of deleratea renresentlng private grain
Kn.in.aa and . indensndent elevators In
Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and
Minnesota, met her today and formed the
Northwestern Elevator association. Th
Officers elected were: .'
n.sidt. w. H. McPberson. Valley uity,
N J-i.P't. v,c president, A. -LT Ballott,
irnkM. Ia.: second vice president, b-
Perry. Bath. S. D.; secretary. J. G. Hantry.
St. Paul; treasurer, J. M. Finney. Clinton.
Minn. " '
Th nhlect of the association la to se
cure more friendly relations between the
railroads and the elevators, by adjusting
.. n fmlffht at local atattons and ob
tain more equal margins for the handling
M'DOWELL RENEWS HIS SUIT
Aetor Agjala Seek to Aaaal Bill of
Sat of the Sardoa
ct -PAiTt Feb. 20. Melbourne McDow
ell and May D. Seymour, aa executora of
Fannie Davenport McDowell, deceased,
against Clarence M. Brune, as an individual.
and Brune aa a corporation, u. . ocon
and C. E. Beech, has been taken up by
r.nnu navennort in her life owned tno
so-called Sardou playa and bequeathed
them to her husband, aicuoweii. ne gavo
a bill of sale to defendants and the present
suit ta to annul the blU of aale as fraudu-
i.nti nhtained and to enjoin the defend
ants from presenting the Sardou plays.
Judge Bunn hss already denied the motion
for a permsnent restraining order. The
case now comes up on it merits.
YOUTH KILLS HIS SWEETHEART
Shoots Afflicted Girl and Thea At
tempts Snlelde Despair Over
Inability to Marry.
PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 20. Kept to her
bed with a badly Injured ankle, the result
of a fall last week. Miss Gertrude Gothle,
aged 22, was shot dead today by ber lover,
George Sutton, aged 19 years, who with bis
mother bad come to the young woman's
homo in West Philadelphia to pay a visit.
Still standing beside the bed, Button sent
a bullet into his own breast, but his at
tempt to end hla own life was defeated by
hospital physicians, who say he will re
cover. The young couple had been friend for
years, but differences In religion, youth
fulness and parental objections prevented
them from marrying.
FINDS CONDITION EXCELLENT
Dr. Rlxey Reaches Grotoa to See
- Yeaaar Roosevelt Rapidly
GROTON, Mass., Feb. 20. The condition
ot Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., was pronounced
excellent today and the arrival of Dr. P.
M. Rlxey, the president's medical adviser,
from Washington waa th only feature of
Interest here. While the progress ot th
sick boy has been satisfactory, Mrs. Roose
velt is unwilling to take any step that
might prove detrimental to him and ex
presses a doubt that she will start to
Washington before Saturday.
AGAINST JAPANESE LABOR
Colorado Learlslatare Asks Coaa-res
to Kxelad This Class at
DENVER, Feb. 20. The senate today
adopted th Joint resolution previously
adopted by the house, declaring that the
Interests ot Colorsdo worklngmen ar
seriously Jeopardised by the employment
of Japanese at the coal mine In Huerfano
county, and that "it, la the sense of the
Thirteenth general assembly that the con
gress of the United State shall take steps
to exclude from this country all of this
class of Asiatic labor."
DOUBTS TAFT'S WORD
Senator Patterson Annuel the Governor of
CHARGES FALSE BEP9RT ON THILirf INES
Bays He it Actuated hj Motive Unknown
NELSON MAKES A STRONG DEFENSE
Quotes Pacts to Disprove Allegation! of
SAYS HE SLANDERS AMERICAN NATION
- . ..
Mlaaesota Statesman Deelareo Gev
rameat Will Hover Abandon th
Islaads rally Competeat
to Control Them.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 20. With tha ex.
ceptioa of a few minutes given to routine
business th senat today devoted Its en
tire session to the Philippines question.
Mr. ratterson of Colorado, ona of the
minority members ot the Philippines com
mission, delivered his first extended speech
in the senat and was given a most at
tentive and careful hearrna-. He discussed
principally the sedlUon laws enacted by
the Philippines commission, vigorously at
tacking th authority of the commission to
enact and enforce such laws. Ha main
tained that congress alone had the power
to put ia force enactments ot that charac
ter. He compared Information furnished
by the executive departments of the gov- -ernment
with some of th statements of
Governor Taft in his testimony before tb
Philippines commission 'with respect to the
capabilities of the Flllplnoa and declared
with some heat his belief that Ooveraor
Taft misrepresented th true situation la v
the islands for motives unknown. He as
serted that if the (,000,000 of Christians ia
th Philippine were Protestant Christians
the cruelties practiced on them by the
American authorities would have to atop,
aa no member ot congress would be sbls to
withstand the wrath of tb Methodists,
Baptists and Presbyterians of thjs country.
toestlon of Sectarianism.
Mr. Nelson of Minnesota presented a legal
and constitutional argument in support of
this government's action in the Philippine
archipelago and sharply criticised Mr. Pat
terson for injecting into th controversy
the question of sectarianism. '
Mr. McCumber of North Dakota urged
that congress should not bind th future
pow y a declaration of a definite policy ,
regarding th Philippines, as it was 4s- ,
slrable that all possible Information should
be tn hand before a permanent policy wa .
Mr. Patterson maintained that tinder th '
enactmenta ot the Philippines commission
any person .found distributing th Coagr- r
i , rt . t i . .
siouat nwora containing speeens . OI any :
member of th minority upon th Philip- .
pin question, .would be liable to fin 'and
imprisonment.- ' . ;- ;,-. ' ' ..
Discussing the testimony of Governor
Taft before the Philippines ' commission,
Mr, Patterson said that asldom had a peo
ple been held up to greater contumely
and scorn than had been applied to th
Filipinos by Judge Taft, "who literally, at
least. Is their ruler."
Sentiment for Independence might be
stamped out by a great army, said Mr. Pat
terson, but such a course would be on ot
Six Million Christians.
In conclusion Mr. Patterson referred ta
the fact that 6,000,000 of th peopl of
the Islands were Christians. "But," he
said, "they are not Protestant Christiana."
On motion of Mr. Lodge, th senate
agreed to moen at 11 a. m. tomorrow.
Mr. Nelson of Minnesota followed, with
a legal argument dealing with various
phases of the Philippine question. In be
ginning he took Mr. Patterson sharply to
task for injecting sectarianism In ths
discussion, holding that it waa unwar- '
ranted and inexcusable. It had remained
for Mr. Patterson, too, he said, to declare
that the sending of American teachers t
the Philippines to teach th Filipino youth
the English language waa an act of tyranny
Mr. Nelson declared .that It was a alandsr
upon the American people to assert, ' aa 1
ths minority did, that, thia government
waa not fully competent t give tha Phil
lppines a good government. .
Slander on Amerleaa Katioa.
"Wo ar there," said he, "and I want to
tell the aenators on tha other aid that
the people of thi country will never con.
sent to abandon those Island. Whsa did
It come to pass," he demanded impul
sively, "that the American people became a
set of tyrants? When did it com to pass
that the American soldiers became Baahi
Besoks over those island T It i a alaadar
upon the American nation.".
A bill authorising th construction of a
bridge over the Missouri river at Kansas
City was passed and th senate then, at
6:13 p. mJ, went into executive session and
soon afterward adjourned.
INDIANS HAVE DAY IN HOUSE
Edaeattoa of Red Meat fa East Op
posed la Vala Carlisle School
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. Th hous apent
the day working on the Indian appropria
tion bill. Forty-two of tb elxty-two page
were disposed of. Several amendments
were adopted, but none ot much Import
ance. The appropriation for preliminary
work on the reservoir for th Gila river
went out on a point of order. Mr. Smith
ot Arisona offered an amendment to atrlke
out the appropriation for the Carlisle school
and It became the text for a general on
slaught on the practice of educating In
dian In eastern schools. His amendment
Just before the close of the session Mr.
Fitzgerald of New York made aa attack
upon the superintendent ot tha school at
Mount Pleasant, Mich., who, he said, wa
charged with permitting the debauching of
Indian girl. Mr. Sherman, chairman of
the Indian committee, promised to make an
investigation at the Indian office tomorrow.
Mr. Sherman explained that th bill
carries $8,441,606, being H.I.T2S4 mora
than the estimates, but tl, 297,515 lesa
than the amount carried by th ourrent law.
Mr. Little of Arkansas offered aa amend
ment to direct the commissioner of Indian
affairs "to sxsmina and report tb feaalbll
ity and xpdtency of educating th Indiana
in schools upon ths reservation and la
communltlea where such Indiana reside, and
to submit th beat plan to accomplish this
end to congress next session." It was
Amendments were adopted to Increase th
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