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The Omaha. Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 25, 1902-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
PASSES TARIFF BILL
Senate Casta Favorable Vote on the Philip
, pine Measure,
PARTY LINES ITRICTLY ADHERED TO
Amendment to Beetrict 0 n of Sedi
tion Law, is Aooe'i
TILLMAN AND M'LAURIN lEWE- ''
Baling Arousei Heated DiBcuuion and B .
Tires Old Animosities.
M'COMAS AND WELLINGTON HAVE A TILT
ISagage la Acrlnoaloti Debate Over
Charges of Brokca Promise Made
. by Welllagtoa Against Lata
j a President McKlaley.
WASHINGTON. . Feb. 24. After eight
tours of tumultuous debate today the sen
at, abortly after 7 p. m.. paaaed tba Phil
ippine bill, 48 to 2, by a atrictly party
Mr. Tillman and Mr. McLaurtn, the two
penator from South Carolina, who on Sat
turday laat wera declared by tbe aenate to
be In contempt because of tbelr fight in tba
chamber, wera not permitted by voice or
by vote, to participate In the proceedings.
Tbe question a to tbeir right to vote
precipitated a eharp debate, lasting nearly
two hour. Mr. Turner, democrat, Wash
ington, contended vigorously for the right
of the two senators to cast tbelr vote, and
ha. u sustained by Mr. Patterson of Col
orado, Mr. Bailey of Texas, and other dem
ocrats. They held that even though the
senators were actually under arrest and
In the custody of the sergeant-at-arms,
they could demand that they be allowed
to vote, as lbs aenate bad not passed on
Republic Resist the Have.
Mr. Foraker, Mr. Aldrioh and other re
publicans held that the senators clearly
could not participate In any of the pro
ceedings of the senate until they bad
purged themselves of contempt, and the
senate had removed tbe baa placed upon
them. The president pro tem, . Mr. Fry,
held that the two senators could not vote.
and he was upheld by the senate. 1
During the debate Mr. McComas and Mr.
Wellington became involved In a contro
versy, during tbs course of which the lat
ter declared that It Mr. McComaa would
make bis statements outside of tba senate
chamber he would brand them aa a ma
licious falsehood. - He was called to order
promptly and resumed bis seat.
Msny amendments were offered to tbe
Philippine bill; but except those offered
by the committee, only one, an amend
ment restricting the operation of tba sedi
tion laws, enacted - by tba Taft commis
sion, was adopted. t
Foraker Antsdacst Last.
Tbs amendment of ' Mr. Foraker fixing
the rate of .du'Vi on products coming Into
the United" States ' from tha 'Philippines' at
BO per cent of tbe Dlngley bill, was lost, but
It recslved a large republican vote. , Had
the democrats voted for it aa a party, tt
would have carried, ' but many democrat
Toted against It. '.
As passed the measure provides that ar
ticles imported into tbs Philippine arch
ipelago from tbe United States shall be
required to pa? tb duties levied against
them by the Philippine commission, and
paid on like articles Imported Into the arch
ipelago from foreign countries, that ar
ticles Imported into the United States from
the Philippines shall pay a duty of 75 per
cent of tbs rates fixed by the Dlngley law,
less any export duty on articles sent from
the archipelago. All articles now Im
ported free Into the United States shall
hereafter be exempt from Import duty im
posed In tbe Philippines.
The bill exempts the commerce passing
feet wean the Philippines and the United
States from tba navigation lawa of tbe
United States until July, 1, 1904, and
authorises tha Philippine commission to o
regard the craft engaged in lighterage or
exclusively harbor work, provided su-u
craft ar built la tbe United States or the
Philippines and owned by cltlxens of the
United' States or cltlxens of the Philip
Taxes and duties collected in pursuance
cf this act shall be paid Into the treasury
of tbs Philippine islands and used fur
All articles manufactured in bonded
warehouse of imported materials, or ma
terial subject to internal revenue in tbe
United States to the Philippine when ex
empt, from the Internal revenue and all
taxes paid on such articles shipped to the
Philippine Islands alncs November 15, 1901,
a hall be refunded.
Bajt for Tlllmaa.
Mora than ordinary interest attached to
the meeting today, not only on account
at the last day of debate and tbs final
vote en tha Philippine tariff bill, which has
caused s much discussion, much of It in
bitter partisan spirit, but also be
cause of the fact that during the day
Prince Henry would visit the senate. Both
ft the South Carolina senators were on the
floor when the' senate was called to order.
Mr. McLaurln came la first and Mr. Tillman
Just aa tha chaplain offered prayer. A
mall bunch of red roeea and whit carna
tions lay on Mr. Tillman' desk. I
In the debet that followed the Philippine
tariff bill Mr. McComa of Maryland denied
Mr. Wellington' of Maryland charges that
the former was influenced to vote for the
treaty by promises of President McKlnley
Senator Wellington, replying to Mr. Mc
Comaa, said that if McComas would repeat
outside the sensts chamber what he had
told the aenate in the speech be had Just
made he (Wellington) would tell McComas
that It wa a cowardly and malicious false-
Mr. Hoar promptly called - Mr. Welling
ton to order and the president pro tem
promptly requested Mr. Wellington to take
hla aeat Previous to this Mr. Wellington
made a vigorous speech, reiterating state
ments he had previously mad as to prom
is mad by President McKlnley and deny'
ing tb statement made by Mr. McComas la
hla speech earlier in the day. He said he
believed President McKlnley meant to keep
hla promises, but bad fallen under malign
rrrs Dealee Right f Vote.
Tba first roll call 1 the aenate on tbe
Philippine bill was oa sa amendment offered
by Mr. Patterson, repealing the Philippine
commission laws. Whea the place waa
reached where Mr. McLaurla's name should
have been called Mr. Patteraoa roe and
pretested against the skipping of Mc
Laurla asm. There were crie of "reg-
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PRAISES AMERICA'S COURSE
Commlsaloaer l.elahmaa's Actios la
. tha Missionary Kldaaplag Case
Is Considered Wle.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. 24. A. 'Gar
gullo. the first dragonman of the United
States legation, snd Dr. House, one of the
missionaries who haa been at Seres, Mace
donia, awaiting the release of Miss Ellen
M. Stone and Madam Tsllka, have started
for Salonlca to meet Mlsa Stone and her
companion. United States Minister Irish
men is the recipient of congratulations on
tbe success of his action in trusting the
brigands with tbs ransom before the release
the captives. This. step was much crltl
" 1 by Mr. Irishman's colleagues, but the
vTillshraent of the difficult mission is
U onsldered by the diplomats to be a de
cided score for the American commissioner
and the committee acting under his direc
tion. M las Btoae Compelled to Rest.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. 24. Later In
the day a dispatch was received here, an
nouncing that Miss Stone and Mme. Tsllka
are now at Strumitis, five hours' ride on
horseback from th nearest station it tbe
Salonlca-Uskub isilroad. Mies Stone la
suffering from the strain of the past six
months and is unable to take the horse
back trip, but Gsrguilo and Mr. House rode
from Salonlca to Strumitis this afternoon.
Miss Stone and Mme. Tsllka will probably
be compelled to rest at Btrumltxa for a few
days and then It Is hoped tp bring tbem to
Salonlca and Constantinople by stage, but
the arrangements are yet Indefinite. '
LONDON, Feb. 25. In a dispatch dated
Salonlca the correspondent of, the Dally
Graphic says tbe brigands escorted Miss
Stone and Mme. Tsllka to the outskirts of
a village called Kbarddoussan, near Stru
mltza, and then told them they were free.
M. Garglulo, dragoman of the American
legation at Constantinople, has wired the
former captlvea to refraln-from any state
ment regarding their capture or detention
until they have aeen the United States
minister to Turkey.
Greetings from Home.
BOSTON, Feb. 24.-"-The ' American board
late this - afternoon received a cablegram
from its representative, W. W. Peet, sent
from Yenidjani, Bulgaria, saying:
"Stone's ' deliverance complete; Inform
The American board today sent Its greet
ings to Miss Stone, the missionary released
from bandits, by cabling: "Psalm 124."
The Woman's board cabled: "Love, wel
The pealm referred to by the American
board contains these verses:
''Our soul Is escaped 'as a bird out of
the . snare of the fowlers; the snare Is
broken and we are escaped.
"Our help is in the name of the Lord,
who made heaven and earth."
SAMAKOFF, Bulgaria, Feb. 24. According
to intelligence received here, tbe brigands
held Miss Stone and Mme. Tsllka .secreted
in the Koja mountains near Prillp, Mace
donia, whence they conducted 'the captives
through the mountains to Strumitis.
RIOTS GIVE WAY TO PEACE
Disturbances Ceaee and Bualaesa
Operatlaas Are Reaanaed fader
- . .- jreeatIons.- T-- - -
BARCELONA, Feb. 24. A majority of tbe
business bouses resumed operations today.
The factories and all the street cars ar
running. Tranquillity rule, but tb pre
caution taken for the maintenance of
order have not been relaxed.
PARIS, Feb. 24. The Temp today pub
lishes a dispatch from Madrid saying that
the majority of the newspapers of Bar
celona reappeared this morning, the com
positors consenting to resume work on the
same conditions as before the strike. The
workmen in many factorlea also resumed
their occupations when the authorities
promised them protection. Numbers of
small employers promised to pay their em
ployes tie wage they would have earned
last week bad they been at work If the
workmen would resume their tasks.
The position of ths majority of the work'
men 1 critical, a the societies they be
long to do not possess funds and great
privation bas thus been caused.
Beside this immense injury bas been
done to tbe Industries and commerce of
Barcelona. The greater part of the men
are .exasperated against the agitators,
especially agalnat the Spanish and foreign
anarchists, who promised tbem many other
towns would join in ths movement.
CHINA DOUBTS THE STORY
Receives Skeptically Ramor of Hii-
sla's Flam to Obtala Port
PEKIN, Feb. 24. The news from Japan
ese sources that Russia Is trying to obtain
a port In Korea has been received with a
great deal of interest, but skeptically, be
cause. If true, it might test the efficacy of
the Anglo-Japanese alliance a a barrier
to Russian expansion.
Favorable effects of tha alliance, in giv
ing' confidence and stability to business
ventures In northern China, ar already
The court continues to manifest a friendly
disposition toward foreigners and foreign
enterprise. On of th practical evidence
of this spirit is ths permission accorded to
the Tien Tsln-Pao-Tlngfu railroad to es
tablish station at th Chten gate, close
to th Chinese city. Still th Chines re.
former declare their disbelief in the per
manency of the reforms. They point out
that the chief eunuch, who Is hopelessly
corrupt. Is still the dowager empress' most
influential adviser, and also Insist that many
punishment demanded In the protocol
which th authorities declare they have
carried out, have not been Inflicted, but
that the officials, Instead of being beheaded,
have been transferred to more deslrabl
post in distant parts of th empire.
REVOLUTION GAINS GROUND
I'prlslug of Issarfests Against Vea
eaaelaa Government Reported
oa tba Increase.
WILLEMSTAD. Island of Curacoe, Feb.
14. In spit of victories over th lnsur
gent published by th Veaaauelan govern'
went, advice received here from Caracas
indicate that tbs revolution is gaining
ground dally. New uprisings are reported
la almost all parta of th country, notably
In ths Tachlra district on the Colombian
frontier and lu the vicinity of Barcelona,
wber th Insurgent are concentrating.
It Is also asserted that General Matos1
revolutionary ateamer Llbertador, having
landed arms, ammunition and reinforce
ment at Pedernale in the Gulf of Par
aria, the Insurgent assembled at Maturln,
assumed th offensive and defeated the gov
ernment troops at El Pilar, a village alt
uated fifty kilometre from Karupano
(slate of Bernudes). Th latter plac U
satt U few tareaUned by ths iasurieaU,
CHARGES AGAINST AGENCY
Mathewson and O'Connor Aocnsed of Grow
OMAHA AND WINNEBAIO INVESTIGATION
Commissioner Jones Gets Dor a-
mentary Proof from Mr. Reee
water Flagraat Violations of
Revelations Are Alleged.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24. (Special Tele.
gram.) Charges were filed today with In
dian Commissioner Jones by Mr. E. Rose
water, against C. P. Mathewson, agent of
Omaha and Winnebago Indiana, and C. J.
O'Connor, trader at the Winnebago agency.
alleging gross mismanagement and imposi
tion upon the Indians and settlers, In con
nection with tbe Indian leases on tbs reser
vation. Documentary proof was submitted
along these lines. In addition to the al
legations msde by Mr. Rosewater of flagrant
violations of ths regulations a promulgated
by the Indian bureau.
Tbe Twenty-second United States Infan
try 1 hourly expected to arrive at San
Francisco after a long and arduous service
In tha Philippine. Th transports Han
cock and Rosecrs are bringing these
valiant regulars bom after three year of
service and th regiment Is to be stationed
largely In Nebraska, where years ago It had
a location, until changed In order to bring
another regiment from the "brush" into
Oa to Fort Creak.
Fort Omaha, which once sheltered the
Twenty-second, has given way to Fort
Crook, and here th headquarters of tha
regimeat will be established with two bat
talions. Two companies will be Bent to
Fort Robinson, one compatiy goes to Fort
Niobrara, and another to Fort Logan, Ark.
It was stated at the War department thl
morning that it was not yet determined
which of the companies of the Twenty-second
would be assigned to the several posts
mentioned. This will be determined upon
their arrival, their assignments being
largely contingent upon the health of th
Through -the death of Major E. A. Etlia
of the Thirteenth cavalry at Hot Springs
on Saturday, Captain Charles W. Taylor,
Ninth cavalry, at last obtain hi ma
jority. Captain Taylor was at on time
In hla military career stationed at Fort
Robinson and was largely interested in
the construction of tbe fort there. It wa
Captain Taylor and hi troop of colored
cavalrymen who saved th Rough Riders
from annihilation at Saa Juan hill. Scores
of officers have received recognition for
services much lesa brilliant, but Captain
Taylor, although severely wounded In that
engagement, has remained a captain until
this time. Captain Taylor is at present
secretary and treasurer of the soldiers'
home in this city.
Pablle Bnlldlaac at York.
Representative Stark- filed with the pub
Ho building and ground committee today
a detailed statement prepared by the Com
mercial club of York favoring Stark's bill
appropriating. $75,000 for the purchase of a
site and .tha .erection of a -publl-t baildLng-
at that place. '. -
Mr. and Mr. Chamber Keller of Dead'
wood are In tbe city on thalr wedding jour
ney. Mrs. Keller waa formerly Miss Bui
lock, daughter of Captain Seth Bullock of
Deadwood, one of the pioneer of th Black
Representative and Mrs. Shallenberger
are In New York for a few days.
The South Dakota delegation today rec
ommended tbe following postmasters:
Rachel Wetherell, Waterbury, Jerauld
county; W. H. Buffum, Bear Gulch, Law
Charles E. Salisbury of Osage, la., was
today admitted to practice before th In
Nebraska Postmaster Appointed Z. M
Ellis, Irvlngton, Douglas county, vie R.
M. Twaddel, resigned; R.'B. Sargent, Wal
worth, Custer county, vice M. M. Sargent,
The First National bank of Minneapolis
bs been approved a a reserve agent for
the Cltlxens' National bank of Watertown,
OFFERS THE OFFICE. TO NEW
First Assistant Postmaster Ueaeral
ship I Extended to Editor of
WASHINGTON. Feb. 24. Harry 8. New
of Indianapolis bas been offered the office
of first assistant postmaster general to suc
ceed William M. Johnson of New Jersey,
who baa resigned. Mr. New ha not yet
given his final answer. He is a member of
the republican national committee and I
tbe editor of tbe Indianapolis Journal. The
chang will pecur within tb next two
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 24. Harry 8. New
of the Indianapolis Journal and republican
national committeeman from Indiana, has
under consideration an invitation from
President Roosevelt and Postmaster Gen
eral Payn to accept the position of first
assistant postmaster general. The prop
osltlon cam to Mr. New a week ago la
the form of personal letter from Presi
dent Roosevelt, urging htm to accept th
position and from Postmaster General
Payne, seconding th invitation and asking
an acceptance. Mr. New replied to both
invitations through personal letters. ' He
expressed appreciation for th honor, but
gav no declslv answer.
Mr. New. said tonight he had not yet
determined what final answer he would
PRUSSIA SUBJECT TO TREATY
It Absorption by Germany Not Do
traetlv of Its National
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24. Chief Justice
Fuller of th Ualtad States court deliv
ered the court' opinion In th case of
Terllnden against Ames.
. Terllnden is a citizen of Prussia and con
sequently of Germany and waa apprehended
in Chicago and application mad, under our
treaty with Prussia of 1852, for extradition
for aa offense committed in Prussia.' Th
proceeding was resisted on the ground that
ths absorption of Prussia nullified tbe
Application tor a writ of babeaa corpus
wss denied by the lower courts. This ac
tldn wss affirmed by today' decision. Chief
Justice Fuller said Germany had continued
to rocognis th treaty and that Prnssla
becoming a part of th Oermaa empire did
not destroy th Identity of Prussia.
New Realm la labs.
HAVANA. Feb. 24. Dr. Thomas Estrsda
Pal ma and Senor Estcve were today for
mally elected by the electoral college, r
poctlvely. first prealdent and. vie prasl
de&t et tA CuhaA rtpubuc
SUGAR TRUST STEALS MARCH
American Compaay Forestalls Tariff
Favor Offered teen Buys Is
Whole Crop la Advance.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 8pclal.)
Grave feara are expressed by prominent
members of the administration thst a seri
ous scandal will neutralise President Roose
velt's earnest efforts to aid tbe new re
public of Cuba by establishing reciprocal
It has come to light that the American
Sugar Refining company, ctfinmooly known
th Sugar trust, has forestalled any ad
vantage which might com to the Cuban
planter from tariff reductions on ths sugar
crop of 1901-2 by buying R all up. The
crop Is estimated to be somewhat in excess
of 800,000 tons and tbe only considerable
amount not controlled by the trust Is held
by. the Spanish Bank of Havana.
At $38 a ton duty a reduction of 60 per
cent In the tariff would net he Sugar trust
$14,400,000 over and above the legitimate
profits of handling and refining, not a dol
lar or which would inure t the benefit of
the Cuban people, for the sugar has been
bought, the crop has been mad and the
Since the American demand for sucsr In
1902 will be nearly 700,000 tons more then
the combined production of tbe United
States, iu colonic and Cuba. It I evident
that tha holder of the Cuban crop will re
ceive the entire benefit of any tariff con
cession and that the American taxpayers
will bavs to make up th revenue thus
surrendered from some othjr source.
As to the necessity for aay reduction on
Cuban sugar in the lnterestfof Cuba Itself,
strong doubts have been tht-owa by state
ments made by. several American officials
connected with the military government of
Cuba under General ' Wood. Statements
made before the house way and means
committee were practically contradicted
by statement made in private' conversa
tion and the excuse mad that "it would
not do to publicly oppose the administra
One of the official referred to Is respon
sible for the following lucid exposition of
the Cuban sugar situation:
There are -three turtn In nlmln aia-hr
said he,, which disprove the assertion that
the Cuban sugar industry la paralysed
and will perish If It doe not receive a
neavy tariri concession.
First The Cuban sugar crop has ln-
creasea irom 3U0.0UO tons In 1899-1900 tn
tu,utiu m liwtMii, and to over uu,W tons
in urn vrou year iubl cioeinr. mo aiif-ti
Increase would have been poeslble bad the
inuusiry not oeeji nouriBmng.
8econd From 7,0i to lO.OuO lusty young
Immigrants froifl Spain have bean arriv
ing monthly since the grinding season
began, and third, wages are 75 per cent
iiikiit man ever oeiore in me History
of the island.
To thoroughly Understand the situation
the sugar plantations should be put In four
Clans 1 Plantations which are thor.
oughly up to dato In machinery and equip
ment, out of debt -and backed by ample
capital, thus being enabled to manufac
ture sugar ax ine lowest posmoie coat.
Class S Plantations so ravaged during
the late war, so handicapped by debt ana
tne aesirucuon oi macninery as to be en'
tirely out of the field as Droducers.
Claas S The huge haciendas and ' cen
trales which -have fallen -Into the hands
or tne mortgage holders or new capital
ists, with the former owners generally
In charge as resident managers. These
plantations are usually lrt condition to
manufacture sugar at low iwt, but do
not represent navlnsr inv&. n.it on the
rfaee of - their ''overwheltnliirf uml "untlqul-
oaiea mortgage inaeoteaneaa. -
Class aome 14, uw small farms of from
fifteen to twenty-five acres, two-fifths of
which are tilled by the owners and three
fifths by renters.
Class l produces SDout u&,ouu tons of the
new crop, class 3. &UO.0UO. and class 4. 185.-
000. Claas 2 produced about 2U0.U00 tons
In the year preceding the Insurrection.
Clauses 1 and t escaped serious damage
during the war by paying-taxes to both
Through all classes, but nrlnclnallv in
class 2, lie properties owned by Amer
ican citizens, whose claims for damages
are now rusting before the Cuban claims
commission, wnicn has been organized a
year without determining a single case
It is evident that these need action on the
part of the commission more than tariff
In class 1 are to be placed such nroD
ertles aa Trinidad, near Cienfuegos, owned
by Mr. Atkins of Boston; the Brooks
.inii LuliiTii, lira, uuuiwtaiuu, mc ucaiilC)
near Manzanillo; the McDowell, near
Hagua. three ttrttlsn properties, and the
epanisn fortuguiaie plantation, near Ha'
vans. These can all produce sugar cen
tiifugals at 1 cent a pound and place
them at the snipping oock lor a auarter-
cent additional. One of them, by Its books,
shows a production cost of only 72 cents
per 1W pounds, certainly tnesa plant
tions neea no aid.
Plantations of class t are hopelessly In
solvent and must go through liquidation.
just aa thousands of American farms have
every year tne crops nave laiiea. iNot
being present producers, tariff reduction
will not aid them.
Class 3 Is the most important of all.
In It are to be found the huge estate
owned and controlled - by capitalists of
the American Sugar truBt, Including the
tremendous Sanches plantations, on which
the liavemeyer interests nolo tne mort
gages; the Santa Lucia, In Santiago de
Cuba, has made 27,000 tons In a single
season; El Benado and Kl Congreao, in
Puerto Principe, have produced aa high
as 68,000 tons and 30,000 tons respectively.
Well up on this lint Is the Kspana ,tn
Matanzas. one of the numerous Spanish
ertaln features are common to all these
class 3 properties. They were all heavily
mortgaged when the insurrection broke out
In February, 1896. the mortgages being held
by bankers in Havana, Madrid, Paris and
London, campos euspenaea ioreciosure tor
two years; Weyler extended the order,
which was again renewed by General
Brooke and General Wood. Seven year'
Interest at from 10 to 18 per cent, coupled
with the ravages of war, threw these
estates Into hopeless Insolvency. In nearly
every case the creditors nave oeen per
mitted to come In and assume charge, mak
ing the crop, paying the laborers and sell
ing the sugar, the former owners retaliutd
on salary as resident managers.
These plantations can all make augar at
low coat and at a pront, but to throw dust
In congressional eyes the entire mortgage
indebtedness is presented like a stock
watered corporation to prove that sugar
Is being produced at a loas. 'ie ine mort
gage ownera of these estates tariff reduc
tion means, In the future a chance to recoup
millions of their usurious mortgage losses
at ths expense of the American taxpayers.
The class most entitled to sympatny are
the small farmers and renters of class 4.
Under the old Spanish regime they were
permitted to sell their cane at the big cen
trales at fair prices. From this class came
the soldiers of the Cuban army. Now the
wealthy American syndicates and non-resident
Spanish, French and British mortgage
landlords want to crowd them out from the
edgea of their huge plantations, so as to
consolidate their holdings, to acenmpusn
this arbitrary purpoae they crowd down
the price of cane to the lowest possible
figure; thev not Infrequently refuse to buy
or grind the small farmers cane at all,
and will not as formerly employ them to
help on the big estates when the small
farmers have time to spare. This unwise
course on the part of the non-resident land
lords Is the greatest menace to the pros
perity and stability of Cuba.
But re net cannot come irom American
legislation. It muBt comet from the legis
lation of the Cuban congress, which within
a few yeara will In all probability adopt
similar measures of taxation to New Zea
land's, where non-resident landlordism and
ownership of huge estates has been dis
couraged ana practically oroi en ur r.y tne
Imposition of a graduated land lax, in
creasing with the Blse of the estate.
Further protection for the small farmers
will come In legislation compelling the
centrales o grind cane and make sugar at
pricea strictly rerulated by the prevailing
price of sugar at tbe nearest port of ship
ment. I am unable to ee that tariff reduction
will help anyone but the augar trust for
l ho present crop snd tne sugar trust mas
nates and non-resident capitalists on fu
ture crops. It will certainly not help the
Cuban masses or the Cuban republic. There
ia even now a decided feeling among promi
nent Cabans that this proposed tariff legis
lation will serve to deprive the republlo of
much neded revenue and thus render Its
iucccbi sua ft refiUMie ejuj-emeiy precarious,
GETS A BAM OS SERVE
W. H. OrenRtiaw, Coonoil Bluffs Grocer,
Doe a Trick in Finance.
VICTIMIZES IIWA STATE TREASURER
Take Gllbertsoa's Beak, ladaees
Cashier to Issee Deposit Certio
rates aad Cashes Them la
Omaha svad Elsewhere.
According to the statement made In a
petition of intervention filed yesterday In
Council Bluffs in the bankruptcy pro
ceedings brought against him by his cred
itors, W. H. Crenshsw, the missing grocer
of Council Bluffs, obtained possession of
a bank and practically th greater part of
its asset by the use of nothing but sheer
nerve a his capital. The disclosure mad
public In tu- petition of Intervention throw
some light on tne ;.. for Crenshaw's
hurried, departure from the city without
leaving, his address behind him.
Gilbert S. Gilbertson and C. J. Thomp
son, both of Winnebago county, filed the
petition In Intervention. Gilbertson Is
state treasurer and together with Thomp
son owned a bank at Crystal Lake, la.
About February 1 Crenshaw entered into
negotiations with tbem to purchase tbe
bsnk. According to the allegation con
tained in tbe petition filed yesterday,
Crenshaw represented thst he was in the
grocery business in Council Bluffs, with a
stock valued at over $10,000, on which he
owed nothing and which he Intended to dis
pose of, as he was desirous of engaging In
the banking business.
Cheerfully Assames Liabilities.
Gilbertson A Thompson entered into a
written contract with Crenshaw for the
sale of the bank, the assets of which at
the time of the deal were $52,603.01. Of
this amount $33,277.54 represented bills re
ceivable, which Gllbertsoa A Thompson re
tained, Crenshaw obtaining the balance.
consisting of the bank premises, $1,891.65
cash on hand, $3,445.49 due from other
banks and other credits, making a total
of $19,826.45. On his psrt Crenshaw agreed
to assume the liabilities, amounting to
$52,283.11, as follows: Deposits subject to
check, $4,556.06; demand certificates, $1,-
308.37; time certificates, $45,580.09; other
Cashier Obliges New Employer.
Tha petitioners allege that Crenshaw en
gaged the cashier who had been In charge
of the bank and that the first act of. Cren
shaw's waa to "Induce" the cashier to is
sue him seven certificates of deposit, ag
gregating $20,000 and ranging from $3,000
to $7,000. Having obtained these certifl
cates, Crenshaw was seen no more around
tbe Crystal Lake bank. It was ascertained
that he endeavored to secure fund on the
certificates at two banks in Sioux City,
but failed. In Omaha, however, he was
more successful, as ha cucceeded In ob
taining $5,000 from the Omaha National
A soon as Gilbertson- ft Thompson dis
covered the sort of deal they had gotten
into they elected to rescind the contract
LwlllL;CxaJWiVi-UuuraU.t.ln their jieU-
tlon, and with this-end in view they ask
the federal court to order , that the bank
be declared their property, or, if it cannot
do this, to decree that the contract with
Crenshaw- be declared null and void on
tbe grounds that the transaction from start
to finish on his part was fraudulent and
that be had no real Intention to engage in
the banking business.
Tbey also set out that while Crenshaw
had been placed In possession of the bank,
the deal had not been entirely consum
mated, as they had not deeded the bank
building and other real property to him.
BLOW UP. ASSAY OFFICES
Concerted Move Aaalnst Leadlaa;
Firms la Cripple Creek
VICTOR, Colo., Feb. 24. Crlppl Creek
ia In a state of terror, owing to a pre
concerted attack upon asssy office
doing business in the district. Be
ginning at S o'clock this morning and fol
lowing In rapid succession six explosion
wrecked a many assay office in th cen
ters, ranging from Victor to Cripple Creek'
and up to Goldfleld. In every
Instance tha object sought by ' the In
cendlarle was accomplished by the de
tructlon of tb office with their fine
equipment of delicate balance. Th raid
era did not hesitate to Jeopardize Ufa, a
all but one of the buildings were also occu
pied by sleeping families. As It was, man,
women and children were hurled out of
their bed by tbe shocks and serious in
Juries inflicted. The full extent of th
damage cannot be estimated.
In this city the' Davenport office wa
wrecked by two explosions, Involving a loss
of at least $1,200. At almost tb same tlm
tbe assay office of Vanderwalker, Morgan
and William were treated likewise. The
loss wa approximately ' aa large a at
Davenport'. On man, a miner, vm
severely Injured in the .explosion at Wll
Hams' office. He waa passing at th mo
ment of th explosion. Flying debris
struck him in the face, gashing his eyes,
and may result in total blindness.
Benjamin's assay office, north of th
Florence tt Cripple Creek depot, waa
In th town of Goldfleld. about a mil
and a half north of here, almost slmul
taneously, Boyce's office and another assay
establishment were wrecked. Boyce's
family occupied an adjoining building.
Mrs. Boyce wa blown out of bed, but
escaped without fatal injuries. She wa
badly shocked. A family living in tbe
other assay office wa also blown out of
bed, but escaped serious Injury. Th giant
powder was blown through th window at
In this city tba powder was blown under
A house in which a family lived, next to
Williams' assay office here, waa much dam
aged and a woman prostrated. Sheriff
Robertson baa called out bis deputies and
Is taking all means to discover, i pos
sible, th perpetrator of tha crime.
Tb general impression her thl morn
ing i that th act ar th result of a
general movement to rid the district of all
high grade ore-purchasing Institutions.
Bloodhounds from Canon City have been
For year thor ba been systematic
stealing of rich cr from th mines,
amounting to thousand of dollar monthly.
It 1 alleged that more than fifty assay era
In th district hav mad a business of bay
ing such or. Recently th mine owner'
association discovered that shipments of
high grade or bad been made by aesayar
from this district to a smelter at San Fran
cisco and a smelter at Salt Lake City, but
all ttorta ia atop ta trafflo wet uaavail-
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair Tuesday, with
Warmer In Kast and Central rontons;
Vednesdav, Kaln and Colder; Southeast
Winds, Becoming Northwesterly.
Temperature at Omaha lstrdayt
Hoar. Dear Hoar. Da.
K a. m , n.1 1 p. m 3t
A a. m...... 34 8 p. m 411
T a. m ..... . S p. m 4:1
"a. m......at 4 p. m 43
a.m 4 Bp. nt '
10 a, m n.1 II i. m 4'1
11 a. m ..... . HH T p. tn
lit m 37 H p. tn til
p. na S3
STORM CL0UDS MOVE EAST
Chaaae la Location Attended by Loral
Rains aad Varying; Tem
WASHINGTON. Feb. 24. Genersl weather
conditions:' The lower gulf storm baa
moved eastward about western Georgia, In
creasing somewhat In Intensity. Tbe north
ern Pacific coast storm hss also moved
eastward. It has been attended by general
rains over the north Pacific coast and
Local rains and thunderstorms have oc
curred In Arkansss, Tennessee, the lower
Mississippi valley, east gulf and south At
lantic states. Light rains also fell in the
lower lake region. Th temperatures have
risen on the south Atlantic coast and fallen
somewhat In the lower Mississippi valley.
In the Missouri valley and the Rocky
mountain region tbe temperatures continue
twenty degrees above the usual average.
The weather probably will be clear in
New England Wednesday. Elsewhere gen
erally fair weather is Indicated.
The temperature will fall somewhat in
the east gulf and south Atlantic states
Tuesday. It will continue to rise in the
southwest and over th eastern elope. The
winds along the middle and south Atlantic
coasta will be east to northeast, increasing
Tuesday and becoming west Wednesday. On
the New England coast, freBh southwest
winds will shift to northeast. Increasing
Tuesday afternoon. Brisk northwest winds I
will prevail on the gulf coast.
Steamers which depart for European ports
Tuesday will have fresh east to northeast I
winds and probably rainy weather. I
MAYOR AND COUNCIL AT WAR
Former Refnsea to Recognise Letter's
Appolatment I ntll His 1
KANSAS CITY, Feb. 24. Mayor Reed to
day locked out the newly appointed city
assessor snd city comptroller, keeping the
keys to their offices and stating that he
would refue to let tbem quality until the
city council bad confirmed bis appoint
ment o( E. E. Tate for city counselor, aa
appointment tnat the councilman have re
jected eight different times. Yate Is ex
tremely objectionable to the councllmen.
who assert they will never confirm him.
Mayor Reed and the council were tonight
unable to agree on the appointment for
city counselor and city clerk. The mayor
wants either E. E. Yate or M. A. Fixe to
hav the office of city counselor and the
council refuse to confirm either of tbem.
Their name and th name of W. V. Reiger
f or . city rlerk were . repeatedly, seat to the
councll. tonight, but they were rejected
each time. The council adjourned at mid-
All th city charter office will remain
vacant until a city counselor Is appointed
because tbe newly appointed official must
be sworn In by tha city counselor.
CRUSADE AGAINST LIQUOR
Burlington. Road Will Prohibit El
ployes from Drinking on
and Off Doty.
CHICAGO, Feb. 24. Officials of the Bur
lington railroad have started a campaign
against Intoxicant with a view to eradicat
ing their use by the employes of every
department, not only when on duty, but
also while off duty.
Heretofore the stringent rule against tbe
use of liquor while on duty ha only been
enforced rigidly against those who had any
thing to do with the operating of train.
Hereafter the rule will be enforced against
the emDlove of all department, including
the track, bridge and building department.
FORMER IOWA FAMILY KILLED
Five or Six Members Ar Foully Hon
dered t'nder Strange
WELSH. La., Feb. 24. Tonight It was
discovered that five of th six member Of
the Earl family, living near here, had been
murdered and that the bead of the house-
bold has disappeared.
Tbe wife had the whole front of her face
mashed In with seme blunt instrument.
One of her sons hsd been shot through
tbe head and the throat of three other
bad been cut.
There Is no clue to the perpetrator of the
deed. Tbe Earl originally cam from
COAL OIL TANKS EXPLODE
Thousands of Barrels of Oil oa Fire at
Plttsbarg aad More Tasks
PITTSBURG. Feb. 14. On of th largest
refining tank in A. Mill & Sons' refinery.
Allegheny, xpioaa at noon loaay. no
person so far a known wa injured, all
tb workmen are tnougnt to nave oeen
away from the plant for dinner.
Th fir Is burning furiously and many
other tanks are threatened. The tank which tne command of Lieutenant Colonel Dim
exploded contained over a tboussud barrels mlck. Tbey were immediately In front
of oil. What caused tbe explosion Is not nd back of the line of open carriage flank
as yet known. Tb Intense bat from the Df th prlnc' carriage. On each aid
burning tank may cause more explosions.
.... . , .
KILLED BY PREMATURE BLAST
Twe Mea Thlaklag Fase Waa Fresea
and Whea Examining Ex
plosion Goes Off.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.. Feb. 24. By an
explosion of dynamite on th grading, of
ths Colorado raiiroaa at uoooiown. twenty-
live mile south of this city, Archibald
Johnson of this city and C. Andrew of
Marshalltowa. Ia-, wer killed. They
thought th fuse wa frozen and went to
examine it. when th shot went off, kill
Mevemeats of Oeeaa Vessels, Feb. X4.
from Havre: Palatla. from Hamburg and
At Havre Arrived; La Gasoogne, from
At Boston Arrived: I'ltonla, from Liver
At London Arrived; Teenkal, from Beat
tie. Yokohama, etc.
At Plymouth Arrived: Kaiser Wllhelm
Aer Groane. iron Hew xorka Ivr tmauta.
AT THE WIIITE HOUSE
Prince Henry ia Formally Greeted by
President Roosevelt. ,
MEETINC WITHOUT AN INTRODUCTION
Brilliant Spectacle Displayed in the Wash
IMP0SINC TRIBUTE TO ROYAL VISITOR
Prince is Met at Depot by Personal Repre
sentatives of President.
PROCEEDS IN 6RAND PACE ANT TO CAPITOL
Crowds Cheer Alone the Boat
Diplomatic Receptions at Embas
sies Follow the State
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24. Prlnc Henry
arrived In Washington at 10:20 thl' morn
ing. He was met by Secretaries Hay and '
Long and Count Quadt and two other at
taches of the German embassy. Ten min
utes later hs left for the White House-
Intermingled with the crowd t tb depot
was a small fore of secret service men,
detectives and policemen. Speclsl precau
tions had been taken to Insure th fty
of the prince and his cortege, and to keep
the people from pressing closelr upon th
party at any stage of Us Journey through
the public places In the city. Major Syl
vester, the chief of police, bad 250 of hla
uniformed men on special duty, and 125 of
these were detailed at the depot. Assist
ing the local detectives were a corps of
detectives assembled from a number of
other cities, watching for familiar face of
criminals and suspects from other points.
The south side men also were watching
for men at the hotels and elsewhere. 8v-
eral mounted policemen guarded the rear
of tbe train shed. The safeguarding of th
prince was affected not only by hi Imme
diate escort, but by special details of po-
cemn un,p evr' lle.uten,n!',1IIm!
nuuiu w na uitiuvu uis icDyvuHuuu ivi
order on the route from the depot to th
WJilte House. There were thirty policemen
spread over the first three block, half a
hundred from there to within a block of tha
White House, and two-score more of them
assembled In Pennsylvania avenue. Imme
diately In front of the executive grounds.
All these were, reinforced by a large num
ber In cltlxens' clothes. At ths Whit
House a large detail of police, assisted the .
regular men in keeping the ground free
from intrusion of unauthorised persons
Greeted by Hay and Loss.
Secretary of State John Hay, Secretary of
tha Navy Long, Assistant Secretary of Stat
Pearce, who had immediate charge of th
arrangement at th depot, and Count
Quadt and two other attaches of tb Oer-
n-an embassy, awaited tha arrival of tb
train at the depot. . They remained in an
Improvised reception room, th wall oi
which were heavily draped with intertwlo-
I lng American and. German flags. Th at-
I mosphere was redolent with th Irngraooe
of flower. Tha embassy official wr in
I full uniform. A bugle call by a cavalry-
man stationed outside announced th ar-
rival of the train. It wa halted Just out-
elde the depot, the engine detached and th
cara backed to a position opposlt th re
ceiving room, midway down the tratnshed.
The welcoming party passed quickly into
the prince's car and informally extended to
him the welcome of the city.
The official greetings' to tha prince, while
formal, were characterized by simplicity.
Secretary Hay as the bead of th cabinet was
the first to extend greeting. He said to the
"The president requests me, sir, tq give
you In bis name, a cordial welcome to
The prince bowed a response. Secretary
Long also addressed tha visitor In nearly
the same terms as Secretary Hay, expres
sing hi pleasure at the mectlug. The
prince' response was a brief "Thank you."
A few minutea later the party emerged and
Ped Into the reception room. Commander
Cowle. president Roosevelt s brotner-ln
Iaw- ana Adjutant General corbin wer tn
nrit to angnt, ana tn prince wa not tar
behind them. Walking rapidly and with
the erect bearing of a trained naval officer.
smiling to th group of officials, detective
and newspaper men, through a doubl line
of whom he passed, saluting with a touch
of his hsnd to the glittering cbapeau he
wore, he crossed the carpeted depot aisle
and entered the reception room. Tber
be remained ten minute. Assistant Sec
retary Pearce and Chief Wllkl tood at
ths door while the prlnc wa waiting.
Finally Prlnc Henry, accompanied by Sec
retary Hay and Rar Admiral Evans, en
tered the lsst of tbe open carriages. Th
carriages of the others wer drawn up la
Una and the prince' carriage drove at
i . . . . V. - i. J . I. 1
rapiu apeeu iv iua uoau vi iu vuiumu.
Instantly tb police and military eorta
wheeled into position and th party started
up Pennsylvania avenu for th Whit
Police and Military Gaard.
When the line of carriage bearing tb)
I prince and party started from th depot a
I i -. w. n nf t Iwn mAiinrjid nAltafvoan
wheeled into line and took posltloniat th.
head of the column. Aotlng Lieutenant
Mathew in command of them. A similar
-ouad of mounted police, under Sergeant
Harry, protected the rear. Between the
policemen and th carriages marched ta
mmtary escort, comprising Troops F and
Q of Second United Statea cavalry, from
I Fort Myer. headed by th cavalry band and
tr0Urth battery of field artillery, all under
I wre two mounted policemen, fully equipped .
with gauntlet and dress saddl clothe.
Tbey wer within rang of th carriage, so
a to avoid aa much a possible any en-
noyanc or embarrassment to th royal
gueat. A score of policemen, on foot, also
marched alongside th carriage on each
lde, at Intervals of six paces. In slngl
file. It la only a short block from th .
Sixth street depot to Pennsylvania avenue,
and as ths marching column swung around
It they found that broad driveway, front
curb to curb, swept bar of people aad
vehicle from that point as tar a th y
could reach in a westerly direction.
Street I Chartered.
From shortly befor th secbeduUd hour
of arrival all street car ervlce along
or aero tha Una of march bad
been uspadad, all vehicles except those
belonging to the arriving party bad been
barred aad only authorised persoas wer
allowed within tb line. Taer wr only
a few of these. Banked along each aid
of tb rout, in addition to th police. wr
over 1,400 meg oi th DUtriat of Columbia
militia, Tsex iomei g doubl 11m of
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