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    The Omaha Daily Bee.
General Lukban, Leader of a Filipino
Band, ii in Prison.
Host Impor''';ti Event in War EinM Cap- I
f AiniinaldO. I
L. ', I
Lnib&n il Considered v faring and
rerocioui of Waf. X l
Ha Captare Is Effected by Shrewd
Strategic Plots, Every Ordinary
Method Being Defied by
'l ; ' Wily Chieftain.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 2. General Chaf
fee today notified the War department that
Lieutenant Btrlbler of the Philippines
acouts bad captured- General - Lukban on
the ?2d Inst. The prisoner Is confined at
The officials of the War department re
gard "the capture of Lukban as the most
Important military event since the Agul
Baldo capture. He was run down on the
Island of Samar.' The place of bis confine
ment is a tlnf island In a bay on the north
coast of Samar.
Lukban is on of the most energetla and
ferocious of rebels. He la a half-breed, a
mixture of Chines and Filipino stock, and
li has been an Irreconcilable from the first.
He bad various fastnesses In the mountains
of Samar, from which be would descend
upon the coast towns, and bis reign of ter
ror waa so complete that the entire popu
lation f ih. lalanit nalA trihnta tn him as
the price of freedom from attack. Ordinary
campaign methods failed In hi case, and icmnaon. oecreiary nay
bis capture now la believed to b th nat- n" Personally expressed to Mr. Eddy, who
ural working out of th system of dividing " now n country, hi appreciation
the island Into small squares by military of nl condu and of tho skill and energy
garrisons and making It Impossible for the w,tn which be acted In the Initial stages
Insurgent t obtain food or shelter. of the attempt to release the captive.
Another captur la recorded In th sara Toe department And it impossible at
dispatch, namely, that of William Dunston, tnl moment to determine upon the next
aid to be a deserter from Company C, "teP to be undertaken in this case. There
Eighth infantry, who had in his possession reason to suspect that pledges bars
lot of arms and ammunition and all of the been given by Mis Stone and by th res
tools necessary for th making of ammunl- cuing agents which will very much com
tlon. He waa captured by Second Lleutea- Plicate any efforts to secure the punish
ant Pratt, First Infantry, at Caghayan on ment of th brigands. If no such prora
ta Island of Samar. Th lieutenant also l"es have been given then the State de
destroyed tba Cuartel and th factory and partment will very promptly call upon both
killed eleven soldiers, besides capturing all
pf Duntton's correspondence. - I
JUNti l-UUn
Wtaeo In Patrick Marder Caa Gives
Cart Condletlng 5nr
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NEW YORK, Feb. 26. In th Patrick
wittrder trial today th continued examina
tion of Charles F. Jones, th valet, took up
toth eete-of 'et an 'was not finished
when court adJiiHiei.
,The feature of th day' cross-examination
waa th bringing out that Jon had
told four storle 1 concerning th death of
Millionaire' Rice. Three of these were that
Lawyer Patrick had, killed th old man aa
to th main point. Th other waa told to I
Assistant Attorney Ds boras and waa th
am that Jonea told the jury th other day.
This was that th witness had killed Mr.
Hie by giving him 'chloroform to Inhale.
Th testimony brought out that Jonea had
I old thla last starr after Mr. Oahorna hi.l
told Joae that ha had oroof that Patrick
... ant m th. , h.n nr. ni. ai.a
Later Jonea aald Mr. Rlc had been kind
him . ..m h. t..n i... . I
ntrecv aralnst his benefactor. because of
the money Patrick bad promised him.
"r ' I
Itegro Woman Kill Man and I Mor
tally Weanded by Latter'
' . , Brother. '
CROCKETT, Tex., Feb. 26. Whll an
officer waa serving papers on Mary Wil
liam! a negro woman, she shot and killed
Jay Porter, a young whit man who ac
companied tba officer.'
Tba woman then fled, but waa captured
today by tba sheriff. . Fearing trouble, tho
officer started to town by a roundabout
. tint .. ftl Vnrtmv'm flnplnvi
he waa mat by Karl Porter, th. brother
i.a .k. .- k.k,.
of the dead man, whd shot and probably
mortally wounded the woman. Both the
Womsn and Porter are In Jail.
23e-a of Berllnctoa Sasall Connecting
Link Between Plattabnr;, M.,
and Kanae City.
KANSAS CITY. Feb. Ja. That nart of
th Northern Connecting railway aystem
from Plattsburg. Mo., south to Kansas
City, a dlatanoe of fortv-on mllaa. haa
been sold by the Burlington railroad to
the Chlcaao. Rock Island A Paelflo rail-
road. The latter road Will taka oosaemalan
tot th new Una on Aorll 1 and will ab.a.
don the use of th Burlinaton track h..
..n Kansas citv nri r.m.rnn Mn ..
noon as nosslbl. and will run Its trains
tn and out of Kansas City from and to
the at, by th way of Plattsburg.
Small Boy Commit Baleldo Beennse
J of Hi Mamma'
I ''( 1 Death.
CHICAGO, Feb. 2a. For lov of bla dead
toother a 14-year-old boy, Charles Ander
son, committed suicide here today by taking
toisoa. .
"Sine mamma died," he aald la a child-
ish scrawl left for his father. "I don"t stem
to car to llv. 1 miss her so that I must
die too. Ooodbye, father. Th money ah
left m you can baft."
Th lad's mother died some tlm ago.
Alaokaa Ei-Jadge'a Helatlv I 4c.
need of Farcin HI Mother'
'r Nam.
ST. PAUL. Mlna., Feb. 26. A Baraboo,
IWls., special to the Dispatch says:
D. W. Noyea waa arrested today, charged
with forging bl mother's name t a not
for 1SO0, and getting it cashed at th First
National bank. H was tormarly a Justice
of th peac and Is a brother to Arthur
H. Noyos, who today, lost hla position as
i9U4r. la AjsAiAf -
Liberated Missionary Will Go to
Ceastnnttnonle Wltaoat
SALONICA, Roumanla, Feb. 26. Mist
Ellen M. Stone and Mme. Tsllka will start
without delay from Strumltsa. Macedonia,
for Constantinople. In the meanwhile the
missionary headquarters, where they are
receiving toe congratulations of their col-
Miss Stone aaya the brigand swore both
of their captives to absolute secrecy
aerdlng any Information calculated to
to es-
location of the places where they were' con-
eealed, or other facts likely to compromise
ineir capiora. as a mailer oi xaci me
prisoners themselves were very uncertain
regarding many details of their wander-
They did not know when tbev were re
leased, in what section of the country
they were. An arrangement bad been made
to release them nesr Seres, where Drago
man Oarglulo and Mr. House were waiting
for them, but the brlganda declared It was
too difficult to , carry out the plan, and
brought their captives, after a bard night
march, within one and a half miles of
The two women were left under the
shelter of a tree at 1:30 In the morning of
February 23. The bandits pointed out the
direction of the Tillage and ordered the
captives to report themselves to the vil
lage elder, who on learning their Identity
would provide for them. The brigands
turned bsck and disappeared among the
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28. The State de
partment today received a cablegram fiom
Minister Lelcbmann at Constantinople con
taining the first official announcement it
has of Miss Stone's release.
Now that the captive is returned the
State department does not hesitate to an
nounce its full approval of all that has
been done toward effecting the release by
Minister Lelshmann and Spencer Eddy, the
8cret'r' of etloii charge, and by
Turkey and Bulgaria to pursue these
brigands to th point of extermination.
LONDON, Feb. 27. A dispatch to the
DatI Expres from Vienna aays that Mlsa
ston will go to th Unlte(1 states next
Tarlal Committee Adopt Compromise
Amendment Agalnat Strong
Government Oppositions
BERLIN, Feb. 26. Th tariff committee
of . the Reichstag today adopted the com
promise amendment to the new tariff bill
regarding the corn duties In spit of stren
uous opposition by the government mem-
Dor- Tna Tot ott tn amendment waa 14
" "a iu
ids discussion preceding mo voie on
th amendment waa very bitter. Count
von Schwerin-Loewlta (conservative) in
supporting the amendment, declared that
threats of a dissolution of the Reichstag
bad no terrors for the conservatives. It
Sovernment declined to meet the
rights, it is said that the latter
wou,d re,UM to onlie .their ob
ligation to conclude commercial treat
ie' Th government wa acting
aj i
antagonism to the majority of the Reich
stag and 'of the Diets, and, theerfore, the
ministers were responsible for the conse
quences. The minister of commerce, Herr
Moeller, in reply, appealed to the commit
tee to trust in the government at thla
highly critical moment. The government
waa the beet judge of what waa possible of
achievement. Ita attitude waa not based
on fear of th foreigner, but on recogni
tion of the necessity for maintaining the
national export trade. Any failure to reach
an understanding would barm agriculture
The compromise amendment passed by
he tariff committee reducea the minimum
and maximum ratea on wheat and corn to
( and 1 mark per 1.000 kilograms reepeo-
t,Te!f- "M"1'"1 br,e' to " '
Imrk P' LOW kllograma respectively.
Arrested Vpon the Charge of Forcing
Cecil Rhodes' Name to Promis
sory Hote.
CAPETOWN, Feb. 28. Princess Radil-
wlli waa arrested today on the charge of
forgery and waa admitted to ball la L000.
Tbb Information wan sworn to by Dr.
Bcbolta and waa aupported by an affidavit
trom Cecil Rhodes, the charge being the
forgery of the latter' name te promissory
notes. ne princes was remanaea.
waa announced from Capetown Febrn
ary 13 that Prlnc Radstwlll that day
paid th Judgment for 1,150 obtained
against her October 13 last by Thomas
I merchant of that city, for money
advanced on a not for C 3,000, said t
hav been endorsed by Cecil Rhodes, but
which th latter repudiated
Irish Leader, at Present la United
States, Elected to Hoase
ot Common.
DUBLIN, Feb. 26. Joseph' Devlin has
been elected without opposition to repre
sent north Kilkenny In the House ot Corn
on t0 : Patrick McDermott. vtho
resigned his seat on hla appointment aa
steward and bailiff of the Manor of North-
Mr. Devlin is at present tn the United
States in the Interest of th United Irish
Sever FIghtlnat with Convey R.
ported, knt Kitchener Baa
K Details.
LONDON, Feb. 16. A dispatch from Lord
Kitchener, made public today, aays
A convoy of empty wsgons waa attacked
and raplured ty the Boers, southwest of
Klerkmioro (Transvaal colony February
H. Th escort consisted of a force of the
Imperial yeomanry, three companies of
th Northumberland fuslleers and two
a. Th fighting was aevac. but hav
Secretary Boot Orders Homo Thirteen
Thousand Philippine Troops.
Movement of Treopa Will Be Made
Slowly and Regiment Will Itetnrn
la Order of Seniority la
Foreign Service.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26. Secretary Root
in conformity with assurance recently
made to various committees of congress
has arranged for a gradual reduction of
th military tore in th Philippines to
about 32.000 men. Orders have been sent
to General Chaffee, commanding th di
vision of the Philippine, to arrange to send
home all the regiment under bis com
mand that were sent to the Philippines in
1890. About 13,000 troops are affected by
these orders.
The movement will b mad very alowly,
a regiment at a time, in the order in which
they arrived in the Philippines, and in
each case only when the regiment can be
spared without embarrassment and with
out impairing the military control of the
situation. All the troop aent out in 1893
already hav been recalled to the United
States with the exception of those who
retnllsted for service in the archipelago.
When all the fresh troopa In the United
State under orders to the Philippines
have arrived there it is calculated that
General Chaffee will' have an effective
fighting force of nearly 32,000 men, ex
clusive of the regiments of 1890, which
are to be brought borne at hie earliest
convenience. It is not believed thai it
will be possible for the first of these
troops to leave the Philippines for at least
three months.
Senator Millard Plan New Western
Division of Rnrnl Free Dellv- '
ery Department.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Feb. 26. (Special Tele
gram.) Senators Dietrich and Millard had
an interview with President Roosevelt to
day relative to matters of a political char
acter and Incidentally aounded the presi
dent on the likelihood of securing more
appolntmenta for Nebraska. The president
was not enthusiastic, so far as could be
learned, for the reason that he believe
tba state ha been pretty well token care
since his Inauguration, and aa the offices
at bis disposal are necessarily limited, be
would like to spread them over aa large a
territory as possible.
"We talked with the president about some
appointments," said 8enator Millard, 'but
aa they are in the future it would not be
proper to aay anything about our talk at
thla time."
Senator Dietrich was equally non-com'
munlcatlve. It la known, however, that
Senator Millard is seeking to secure a new
division of rural free delivery with head
quarters at Omaha, and in which be haa
th support of Senator Dietrich. It la pro
posed to put ' NebrawkY, North and Sotitk
Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa m a new di
vision, the present Western' division, Which
Include thirteen states and territories, is
too large. Senator Quarlea and the Wis
consin .delegation, however, have 'another
scheme, that of placing Nebraska, Iowa,
Minnesota antt Michigan with Wisconsin
and creating a new division of those states,
with headquarters at Milwaukee.
Superintendent Machen of the rural fret
delivery service is in favor of making a
new division, but baa not made up his mind
which states should be Included.
Representatives Burke, and Martin of
South Dakota today presented Mr. and Mrs.
Chambers Kellar of Deadwood and Judge J,
K. Breedon of Pierre to the president.
O. M. Lambertson of Lincoln returned
from New York today, accompanied by. Mra.
Lambertaon. They are guests at th New
Benator Millard had a conference with
Commissioner Jones this afternoon on mat'
tera connected with th Omaha and Winn'
bago agency. He waa accompanied by Agent
Mathewson and E. A. Wlltse of Pender. No
conclusions were reached.
Adams McMullen of Wymore, secretary
to Senator Dietrich, haa passed the district
bar examination here, standing among the
highest of those fortunate enough to pas.
First Lieutenant Henry C. Evans, jr..
of the artillery corps, now at San Fran
clsco, baa been 'ordered to' Omaha for gen
eral recruiting duty.
Contract Surgeon Clarence A. Warwick,
now at Keokuk, la., haa been ordered to
duty in the Philippines.
First Lieutenant James R. Goodal,
Twenty-second Infantry, will proceed to
Fort Crook for duty.
Dr. W. K. Clark baa been appointed
pension examining surgeon at Niobrara,
Dr. W. E. Messenger has been appointed
examining surgeon at Corning, la.
Dr. C. W. Bandera and Dr. 8. A. Spll
man, pension examining aurgeons at Mason
City and Ottumwa, la., respectively, have
B. J. Woody 1 appointed postmaster at
Cedar, Mahaska county, la.
A postofflc haa been established at
Rome, Big Horn county, Wyoming, with
Frank Hall postmaster.
Reserve agent approved: Corn Exchange
National of Chicago tor Grundy County
National of Grundy Center, and First Na
tlonal ef Indlanola, la.
Governor Taft Say Permanent Mil.
Itary Station Ar Heeded In
WASHINGTON. Feb. 26. Governor Taft
continued hla statement today before the
Insular committee of the house. Referring
to the tariff, he advocated a reduction ot
TS per cent on tobacco, sugar and hemp.
He emphasized the need of Increasing the
appropriation, for permanent military posts
as the present system ot using churches.
schools and private houses, as soldiers'
quarters did not assist toward traaqulllty.
At times, too, he said the officers took th
best houses for their quarters and occa
sionally there were delays In paying the
rent for the native quarters.
He said there should be a thousand mora
American teachers In the island. In ex
plaining the queatloa of th friar lands.
Governor Taft said it would b desirable to
guarantee the bonds to be issued tor th
purchase ot these lands, aa it would secure
a low rate of interest.
Wisconsin Man Get Dan lei a' Place.
' WASHINGTON. Feb. 26. The president
had decided to appoint Myron McCord,
former member of the bouse of representa
tive from Wisconsin, marshal ot Arizona,
1 p,"c" ol Jnn uaaieia.
tn plac of Benjamin Daalels, who com,
Six Earl the VlTtlrJ aa Awfal
Crime In Loalslan Rabbcrr
the Motive.
WELSH, La., Feb. 2fc Buslnes baa been
practically suspended in this little town,
owing to the murder of six member of
th Earl family. Tba body of L. 8. Earl,
father of the murdered boys, had been
found in a ditch near bla home with the
throat cut and the body far gone In
putrlflcatlon. There la every evidence' that
the murders were committed a part of a
prearranged plot. Th borne ef Ward Earl,
three mile from here, was om distance
from that of his father. , Evidence goes to
show that Ward Earl was first murdered
and that his father -waa then summoned
from his home and murdered. Mrs. Earl
left a piece of aewlng on the machine In
her home when aha left the" house and
the three children had scattered the cards
with which they were plsyinr about the
Door. When the bodies were found they
had been piled in a heap, with the excep
tion of that of L. 8. Earl. The only pos
sible motive which can be eeneelved waa
robbery. Mlsa Maude Earl t In a critical
condition. Her mind aeeems to be affected
by the shock to such, an extent that she
cannot realise the extent of the tragedy.
The reported arrest of the suspected man
In Missouri has not been confirmed as yet.
The funerals of the alx victims will take
place this afternoon. .
PRINCETON, Mo.. Feb. 28.-rA. E. Bataon,
wanted for alleged complicity In tba mur
der, at Welsh, La., of alx members of the
Earl family, who was arrested here late
yesterday by Sheriff Cook,- la being held In
the county jail. Batson formerly lived in
thla vicinity and it wsa expected that he
would make a visit to his mother, Mrs. F.
J. Payne, who lives four miles southeast
of Splkard, in the next cunty. The au
thorities of both counties kept a close
watch for' hlm, 4n response to instructions
from the Louisiana officer. Bataon cam
into Princeton late yesterday after a visit
to bla mother and was arrested as' he wsa
leaving the city. He made no resistance.
Today he refused to talk about the crime
with which he is charged, but stated that
he would return to Louisiana without
requisition. Batson waa a hired man on
the Earl place. -
During the day Batson consented to talk.
He made a rambling story, during which he
declared repeatedly that he waa Innocent
of any connection with the murders. He
admitted having worked for the Earl fam
ily up to within a few daya ago, when.
he aays, he waa discharged, but insisted
that he left the place en the best terms.
Batson aeserta that the aona quarreled con
tinually with the elder Bates and that on
the day be left the premises one of the
boys waa in a drunken stupon, -
Rational Bdneator Defer Action
New Rnlea Until Kelt
. Meeting. , '
CHICAGO, Feb. 26. At today'a aession of
(ha department ot superintendent ef the
National Education association it waa de
cided to poatpene till next yea the vol on
th proposed new eonstltj'MM. . This ac
tiatt 1 wae dte to ' the alffenvdo M opinio.
which arose over a clause which arevided
that only active members allowed
to vote and hold office.
The speakers of the forenoon were Dr.
W. H. Payne of the University of Michigan
and Dr. W. T. Harris, United States com
mlssloner of education. Dr. Payne," in dls
cussing "The Ideal Normal School," de
clared that specialists were a menace to
any school where teachers were taught.
The specialist, he aald, could Instruct, but
he could not educate. "He can," said the
professor, "teach chemistry, but he cannot
make chemists."
Superintendent Greenwood of the Kansaa
City schools arose and in answer to this as
sertlon declared that it a specialist could
not make a chemist be did not know who
could. "Take a staff of specialists ' in a
school and where is your ordinary teacher
then?" be asked.
Dr. Harris' subject, which he discussed
In lucid style, was, "The Danger of Using
Biological Analogies in Reasoning on Edu
catlonal Subjects." It was decided to hold
aext year'a meeting In New Orleans.
Crasy Sank aad Xlne Follower Oct
Term at Lenven
( worth.
MUSKOGEE. I. T., Feb. 26. Chltto
Hargo, .r Crasy Snake, and nine ot hla
followers were today in the federal court
here sei.t,incd to the United States pent
tentlary si Fort Leavenworth, Kan., for
two years anil each waa lined $5,000 on a
charge ot conspiring against the govern
They constltuta the leader of what la
known as the Snake gang of Indiana who
have sought to resist the allotment of lands
by the Dawes commission in the Creek
nation and prevent the settlement of af
fairs by the government in th Indian
Territory. Crasy Snake over a year ago
started an uprising that mad it necessary
to call out troop from Fort Sill and be and
hla followers were arrested last week for
again inciting the Indiana to violence.
The names of th leadera besides Craiy
Snake aentenced today are: Gilbert John
son, Chotka Jamea, Abraham Mcintosh,
Louis Mitchell, Louis Harjo, Squirrel, John
Timothy, George Simmon and Little Tiger,
Women's Clnb Presidents of Mnsaa
chasett Taka Initiative In
Old Controversy.
' BOSTON. Feb. 26. By an Informal vote
the Women'a club presidents of Mass
chusetts have declared themselves in favor
ot a compromise on the question of th
admission of colored organization to th
General Federation of Women'a Clubs.
The compromise leavea the matter to the
ddcislon ot each state. The executive
board of the federation has rejected the
compromise, but the presidents have asked
th executive board to reoonslder the de
Maryland Honso of Delegate Defeat
BUI far Separate Car for
ANNAPOLIS, Md.. Feb. 26. Th house ef
delegatea today voted down tha bill requlr
lng railroad companies In this state to pro
vide separate cart or compartmenta for
colored people.
The bill te appropriate $3,000 for a bronz
bust of Rear Admiral Schley was passed
and only wait tha signature at tha got
JjXaei aft JUfcflaui 4 Ja, w
Nebraska'! Governor Preiidei Qver Inter
state Irrigation Convention.
Urge that Piatt Valley Re Made to
Blossom and Yield a Fraltfnlly
Maxwell Argsei for
STERLING, Colo., Feb. 26. (Special
Telegram.) At tbe opening session of the
Interstate Irrigation congress her today
Governor Savage of Nebraska was elected
president and J. D. St Ires of Nebraska
secretary. In making bla opening address
Governor Savage said be cam not as a
teacher, but as a pupil of Irrigation. He
was a willing sympathizer In the educa
tional movement along that line and be
lieved that tbe work don by this copgress
would epread to all parts of the glob and
result in much good. Many were preju
diced agatnet Irrigation, he aald, thinking
that ft was some new-fangled notion. He
cited the garden of Eden as having ex
isted under a system of Irrigation, and that
by proper system ot canals and reservoirs
the great Platte valley would be anotber
garden of Eden. t
George H. Maxwell, legislative chairman
of tbe National Irrigation association, ad
dressed the convention for two hours. He
contended that tbe preservation of the for
eats was tbe foundation of all Irrigation,
and predicted that unless the forests of
Colorado were preserved all Irrigation de
velopment would eventually come to
naught, because tbe water supply would
decrease and gradually fall if the forest
were destroyed. He drew a strong and
graphic picture of the desolation that had
resulted in other parts of the world from
forest destruction.
Mr. Maxwell referred to the president's
message ot confirmation of his contention
that forest preservation meant the best
ub of the forests, and not their withdrawal
from use, and that they should be properly
administered as a business proposition for
the benefit of the whole people and not sac
rificed for tbe greed of the few.
Wyoming and Nebraska. Represented
Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska ar
represented In the Irrigation congress,
which met at the opera house this after
noon. There are about seventy-five dele
gates, mciuaing uovernor savage and a
large delegation from Nebraska.
George H. Maxwell, executive chairman
of the National Irrigation association, de
livered an address. He commended tbe
idea of promoting by such a convention, a
harmonious aentlment between tbe three
states of Colorado, Wyoming and Ne
braska. He aald that one state could not
accomplish as much for' ita own benefit
by acting aolely from a aelBsh standpoint
aa it could by working along broad lines
that would consider and embrace whatever
waa best for the welfare of all ot them.
He Impressed upon the convention the fact
that tha national Irrigation movement waa
not planned, nor was It being carried out
with Any Idea of interfering -In. any way
with - private enterprises. On th eon
tttJVl.'id.,latta.fh pttrpoctt
ot th National association to aid and
stimulate sound and legitimate, enterprises
which could be carried out . without gov
ernment. aid or intervention. Ha aald that
tha purposa was to get the government to
build only such works ' aa were reasonably
practicable for private enterprise.
1 Present Condition Enconraglng,
He commented on the local conditions
In the region about Sterling, and aald that
the fact that the existing irrigation ditches
wera controlled by co-operative companies.
owned by the landowners themselves, was
an encouraging fact, because such systems
had everywhere tended to a larger and
more permanent prosperity.
"It there are anywhere within your
reach," said Mr. Maxwell, "opportunities
to Increase or make more certain th water
aupply for your ditches, by all meana or
ganize your local people and build the
reservoirs. ' Do not wait for tha govern.
ment to help you."
A letter from Governor Orman of Colo
rado, who was unable to attend th con
vention, waa read. It said:
It appears to me It would be a wise plan
on the part or the government lor tne
nresent at least to confine itself to the
systematic study of the streems and water
sources, obtain and collect reliable Infor
mation and data as to the capacity oi tne
stream, both during high and low water
periods, tne amount or waste at unusea
seasons, me rjesi location sor me construc
tion or reservoirs to conserve tne waters
taking into consideration the best points ot
vantage tor its aiairiouiion ana uuniauon.
When this has been determined, then, no
doubt. If the government does not care to
take further sttns in the matter there
would be sufficient reliable data at hand to
enable private individuals and corporations
to proceea Wltn tne project, Knowing mat
ultimately success awuuea mem.
Assemble la Responae to Governor'
Call Advising Thorough Or.
SALT LAKE, Utah, Feb. 26. Fully 100
representative irrigator from all parta of
Utah met in this city today in response to
a call recently Issued by Governor Wells.
Th object ot th convention 1 to hav
thorough discussion ot th needs of th
stat in th matter ot irrigation, the con
sideratlon ot tha advisability of a thorough
and active organisation of irrigators an
tbe Initiation of such action, both in a loci.
and national way. In tbe interest ot irriga
tion, as may be deemed advisable.
' The meeting was called to order by Gov
ernor Wells, who outlined th nature of tha
wrk before th body and spoke of tbe
great Importance of irrigation to th arid
laada of the west.
Mlnneaota Legislator Makes Appro
. prlatlon to Pay Eapeaae of Caao
Agalast Railroad Merger.
8T. PAUL, Feb. 25. Tbe house today
passed tba aenate bill appropriating $25,000
to pay the expenses of th stat of Minne
sota against th Northern Securities com
pany aad the so-called merger of Northern
Pacific and Great Northern railroads. As
the bill was introduced on the request ot
the governor bis approval is regarded as
Cheyenne Attorney Arrested for Mia
aalng th Mall la th Con.
dact of HI Baslnes.
CHEYENNE, Wye. Feb. 26. J. T. Nor
ton. an attorney of Cheyenne, was arrested
today by federal officials. He Is charged
with fraudulently using the malls, having
aarrted on a matrimonial bureau for over
a year. Ha waa cashing meaty order when.
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Forecast for Nebraska Rain and Colder
Thursday Rain Friday; Norlhaeet Wlnus.
Temperatare at Omaha Yesterdayi
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3 p. ns.
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p. m 83
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10 a. m 4H
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Llentenaat Governor of Soath Caro
lina Ask President Roosevelt to
Withdraw Aeceptaace.
-AUGUSTA, Ga., Feb. 26. Lieutenant Gov
ernor James H. Tillman of South Carolina,
wbo is in this city, says that today. In
deference to requests by wire from the
subscriber to th fund for the sword al
luded to. he telecrarjhed as follows to
President Roosevelt:
A ahnrl s-hH am T hnd the honor to
address your excellency a letter requesting
that on the occasion of your visit to
Charleston you present a sword to Major
Mioah. jenklna ot tne first unuea oiaiea
volunteer .svalrv. of whose aallant serv
ices you spoke so highly, your words being
engraved o;- the scabbard. You accepted
the invitation, for which we thank you. I
am now requested by contributors to the
sword's fund to ask that you withdraw said
acceptance. JAMES II. TIUL.MAN.
it. r-ninn.i Vlr.t Smith Carolina Volun
teer Infantry-and lieutenant uovernor oi
South Carolina.
In explaining the sending of the talegram,
Lieutenant Governor Tillman said:
it ) with much res-ret that I am directed
or rather required to have sent the tele
gram 1 did, especially In view of the fact
that I am so cloaely related to one who
but a few daya ago was subjected to an
.irrnni hlh was seeinlnslv. or at least
the people who contributed to the purchase
of the swora mm a, unwarromeu.
Coif Other Are Inlnred in .oi-
llalon of Pnaa'enger and
YOUNGSTOWN. O., Feb. 26. Two fast
Pittsburg ft Western freight trains collided
half a mile east ot Girard, O., tonight, re
sulting In the death of two men, tha fatal
Injury of two and less serious injury to two
The dead:
Elwood City, Pa.
Akron. O.
Fatally injured:
Frank Harming ot Newcastle Junction,
Conductor William H. Noss.
Less seriously hurt:
F. A. Stalk of Cugo Junction, O.; S. A.
Corey of Cortland, O.
The trains, heavily loaded, met head on.
Tbe collision waa probably the result of a
misunderstanding of orders.
First State to Arrange for Exhibit at
St. Leal World's
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BT. LOUIS, Mo., Feb. 26. Minnesota la :
the first atate In the union to taka ateps 1
toward tbe Installation ot Ita exhibit ' at
the Louisiana Purchase exposition, to be
held In BU Louis in 1903. J. I. Bernard
ot Pipestone, Minn., who was superin
tendent ' of the Minnesota exhibit at the
Pan-American exposition, arrived in the
city today with two carloads of material
for tha atate'a exhibit. He haa made ar
rangements to otore the goods until th
exposition buildings are ready.
The material waa taken from the Min
nesota exhibit at tba Pan-American ex
position and Include only the beat part
ot it.
Word was received at world's fair bead
quarters today to the effect that Canada
would be represented at tbe Louisiana
Purchase exposition with a creditable
building and exhibit.
Promoter I Convicted aa Coaaplrator
. to Borden City with Enor
naoao Contrast.-
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 26. Henry
A. Taylor of . New York waa found guilty
of conspiracy to bribe by the Jury In the
superior court tonight. ' This la tha sec
ond conviction aa a result ot the recent
investigation of the city water acandal.
Taylor furnished the money with which
It was proposed to aaddle upon th city a
water aupply contract of several million
dollars. His home I in Mllford, Conn.
Judge Newnbam permitted him to go under
hla $5,000 until tomorrow morning at 10
o'clock. Thla la the second conviction as
the result of tha reseat grand Jury In
vestigation ot the water worka acandal.
Ex-City Attorney L. K. Salsbury was re
cently found guilty of an attempt to bribe
city officials while he waa in tha office and
hla case has been prosecuted on error to
the supreme court.
Charged with Violating Pension Law
by Secrotly Marrying After
Getting Claim.
ST. JOSEPH. Ho., Feb. 26. An officer of
the pension department today caused tba
arrest of Mrs. Battle Hanlon, an old resi
dent of this city, and her two aons, W.
J. Hanlon and G. A. Crouse. Mrs. Hanlon
waa granted a pension on the death ot
her first husband and continued to draw
th pension up to th present time, al
though she was secretly married again
aome time ago. Her two aona are alleged
to have made false affidavit concerning
the pension a few days sines to a speclsl
aaent of the pension department. All are
well known.
Movement r'. Ocean Veasels, Feb. 26.
At New York Arrfved Oceanic, from
T.ivernAnl. Hailed Georgia, for Liverpool
St. Louis, for (Southampton; Frlealand, for
Antwerp; Teutonic, for Liverpool.
At Hhanahal Arrived Pine Suey. from
Tacoma. via Yokohama, for Hong Kong.
At 1'lraeua Arrivea jeiuc, lor jsew
At Rotterdam Arrived Marsdam, from
At London Arrived Minneapolis, from
New York.
At Oueenstown Arrived Waesland, from
Philadelphia, for Liverpool-
At Yokohama Sailed Empress of India,
for Hone KuiK.
At Plymouth Balled Pretoria, from
Hamburg, for New York.
At Liverpool Sailed Sylvanla, for Bos
At Southampton Sailed Deutchland,
from tiamourg, tor ntw xora, via cner
At Philadelphia Arrived Rhynland, from
Liverpool, via Queenstown.
At Genoa Arrived Commonwealth, from
RnaiAn. for Naples and Alexandria.
At Brow Head Passed Germanic . for
Oueenstown and Llveroool. '
At Klnsale Paaaed-eorgla, from KW
ZOravioc adivarjBVOJt .
Eojal Guest Dines with Editors tad
CapUini of Industry.
Hundreds of American Journalist Preiant
at Evening Dinner.
Kings of United States Commerce Gather in
Large Numbers.
I Greeted with Kathnalastle An-
lanae, la Which Band'a Olacoorso
of National Air la Mcely
NEW YORK. Feb. 26. Prince Henry
of Prussia dined tonight with
1,000 of the men who make Amtrtctn
newspapers. He waa the special guest ot
Herman Rldder, proprietor of th New
Yorker Staata Zeltung, who gathered at
his table a majority of the leading figures
In American Journalism. Tbey cam from
tbe four quarters ot the country and made
tbe most noteworthy gathering of their
profession ever assembled In tbe United
There wsa fellcltloua exchange of greet- .
ings between Prince Henry and tha men
who spoke for tbe Journalists craft and
the affair claim rank aa on of tb notable
Incidents of the American tour of the
The affair was given In, the grand hall
room of the Waldorf-Astoria hotel, hut that
Immense room waa not large enough to
accommodate tbe guests, and tba Astor
gallery waa also uaed. Th two rooms
were splendidly decorated.
Mr. Ridder and th special guests aat -at
an elevated table, above wbloh were '
the American and German flags. Tha '
stave wer. crossed and tb banner, draped
fan-like, reached out Ilk the wings of a -huge
butterfly. Abov them was tha Prus
sian eagle done In incandescent lights.
From the boxes bung clinging vines and
set in on tbe ledge were hundreds of
palms. Each table carried boquets of
American beauty roses, around which wera
candelabra shaded In red.
Demonstration I Cordial.
As th diners took their places, tha
ladle ot many ot the party appeared In
the boxes which wall th room. Prince
Henry, attended by the members of hla
suite, drove to the hotel under escort of
cavalry and mounted police. Tha demon
stration in the streets leading to tbe hotel
waa the most cordial of any that haa so
ar marked the appearance in publle.
Great crowds lined tb way and pressed
against the police guard that had been
thrown around tha Thirty-third street en
trance to the hotel. They cheered Then
th prince came in eight and he frequently
raised hla. hand to- hi, cap In axknewiedg- '
ment of the demonstration. Tha rlhc . '
reached, tha hotel at 1:20 o'clock and .waa
received by Mr. Rldder. They h0ok
hands warmly and while 'they paused for
a brief talk tha member Of tha suite and
tb delegate of President Roosevelt filed
up to the banquet hall, .
The band played the American national
anthem aa the first of tha uniformed Staff
entered and the crowd ot guests . arose.
There was a great cheer aa th prince tp- '
peered and another when he took his place
at the side of Mr. Rldder St the special
table. Those who occupied Seata With the
host and chief guest were:
Llat of Attendants. 'v
Edward P. Call. Lieutenant - flnvarnnr
Wood tuff, Consul General Buente. Melville
r. stone. Admiral tvans. Captain von
Mueller. Mayor Low. Admiral vbn Rack.
endorff, Aaefatant Secretary Hill, Frank
a. Moves. General von Pleasen. Austrian
minister; Blxhop Potter, Whltelaw Reld,
German Ambassado.' von Holleben. Ed
ward Uhl, Archblahop Corrlgan, Admiral
von Tlrplta, Senator Lodge, Admiral von
Eisendecher, ' Charles Emory Smith, Ben-
..." ...j. iio.wi muvir. Anmirsi
Count von BaudlMsIn, Charles W. Knapp,
Captain von Grumme General Corbtn, the
xiev. ut. uounein ana wuuam J, )ryam.
Editor Cablo to Emperor.
The editor aent a cablegram ot greeting
to tha Kaiser Wilhelm. It was submitted
by Melville E. Stone, and after cordial In
dorsement by tbe guests, was forwarded.
It read as follows:
To the German EmDeror: The edltdra
of the dally, newspapers of the United
States l.OuO In number. In honor of your
Illustrious brother, send you cordial greet
ings and all good wishes for a long and
proitpvroua reign. We hall the presence
of Prince Henry In this country as an
omen of even closer ties of amity and
heartily reciprocate all of the splendid and
re pea lea overtures or rrienasnip you have
been grafclmmly pleased to extend.
As the prince took hla scat tha elaotric
light waa flashed Into tha Prussian acgl
above him on the southern wall and the
power was also Increased in every on of
tbe 2,600 Incandescent light that burned
in .the room. It gave Special brilliancy to
an already attractive seen.
Bishop Potter (Oarera Graa.
Mr. Ridder called upon Bishop Potter,
who offered a brief grace.
Aa the evening proceeded thousands of
handsomely gowned women filled th boxes
above the dining hall. An orchestra high
up In tbe aecond tier of boxes played na
tional music, which, when it caught tha
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Wacbt am die Rhine," caused tha crowd to.
arise, and after singing lustily there was
loud chetra. "America" got the same
treatment. Tbe excellent moulded statuet
tes of Prince Henry were distributed aa
souvenirs. -
At 10:25 Mr- Rldder, rapping for atten
tion, proposed the health of th prttldent
of tb United States and Kaiser Wilhelm
and called on Whltelaw Reld to respond.
Mr. Rldder aald:
Whltelaw Reld Speak.
Your Royal Highness, and Gentlemen: I
have the pleasure and the honor of offering
the health of the president of the United
Slates and the German emperor, which I
ask you to rise and drink, and I couple
with this sentiment the name of the Hon.
Whltelaw Rem, tne aistinguisnea eauor or
the New York Tribune.
Mr. Raid's address waa followed by that
ot Mr. Rldder.
Prince Henry waa then introduced. . 'Aa
ha stood up the crowd burst lata tha aoag:
"Hoch Boll Er Leben Mai Hoch."
After that they sang "For He U a Jolly
Good Fellow."
Before beginning his aet speech tha
prlnc said:
"This is tha largest Interview I ever
H then aald:
Mr. Toastmaster and Gentlemen: I am
fully aware of the fact that I am the guest
and In the preaonoe of tho repraeautauvea
of tha Dress of tho United bla tea and In
lajUoulax lbs guest fit lb 2 eve Xorhx