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    The Omaha Daily Bee.
United Stati, ThiDugh EepfesentatiTes,
-Honor Late President McKinley.
i . .
Jmpresairely , VLife and Labon of
we .a.
Attended bj President Booses. Cab
inet and Other High Officiau,
pevarth Memorial Service for Dead
Presidents Held la Hall Wktn
McKlnley Achieved Great
Fan. '
WASHINGTON. Feb. 27. At noori todsy
in ths greet ball of representatives, in the
presence of President Roosevelt, Prince
Henry of Prussia, brother of tbe German
mperor; tbs members of tbe cabinet, the
Justices of tbe supreme court, the general
of tbe army and officers of the array and
nevy who have received the thanks of con
atress, the ambassadors and other diplo
matic representatives of foreign countries,
the senators and representatives In con
gress and a large number of distinguished
guests, Hon. John Hay, McKlnley's secre
tary of state, pronounced a eulogy upon
Ills dead chief. Four times bsfore national
tnemortal services, for presidents who haws
died la office have been held In this hall,
two of them, like this, In commemoration
ct chief magistrates who have fallen by
the band of assassins. George Bancroft,
the historian, pronounced the eulogy on
Lincoln, and Blaine was Osrfleld's orator.
It was eminently fitting that the last pub
lic csremonlal of sorrow for the lamented
McKlnley should take place In the forum
Which had echoed bis voice, In tbe arena
jrhere be won his spurs.
By a strange - coincidence today
was the twentieth anniversary . of
that on which the peerless Blaine,
Jn the same - hall, delivered his
ulogy upon tbe martyred Garfield, and
stranger still, the subject of today's me
mortal service was tbe chairman of the
committee that had charge of tbe arrange
ments on that occasion. Who then could
tsve dreamed that the man who escorted
the then president of tbe United States and
the orator of the day to their place was
destined to be honored, like Garfield, with
the highest place in tbe gift of hie country,
was to meet his sad fate and was himself
to be the next martyred president above
"whose open grave the nation would bow its
Changes of a Tear.
Only one year ago, less five days, at tbe
,nead of an Imposing civic and military
: procession, McKlnley passed triumphantly
.along Pennsylvania avenue for his second
' Inauguration. Bis months later . the
, tragedy occurred at, Buffalo and another
but different'. eor&at procession tenderly!
bore bis body through the streets to tbe
i rotunda of tbe capltol, where 'the brief
funeral oration wat ? delivered over his
' coffin and the , tributes of the na
tions of earth - about bis bier be
poke the universal sorrow. Today once
in ore, with uncovered head, the nation paid
3ts last tribute of respect and publicly
expressed Its living grief.
Again the broad avenue was filled with
nast crowds, as they were a year ago. Then
the streets were a sea of glittering
bayonets and waving plumes and the air
wss filled . with the hundred-tongued
Teepleadent bands. Today all was changed.
The procession unorganised. No
martial musks likened the feet of the
throng. . No cheers were heard.
Procession tsSlet and Solemn.
The only pageant was the clattering
troop sf cavalry escorting Prince Henry
and bis party to the capltol and carriages
hers and there conveying officers In uni
form or diplomats In tourt costume to ths
place where the eulogy wss to bo delivered.
That was tbs extent of tbs outward spec
tacle. To the peopU the event was one of
the mind and heart rather than for the
eye and ear. But notwithstanding tbe fact
srool aimed la advaaoe that admission to
the hall of representatives and even to
the capital Itself, wag to be restricted to
those holding cards, ths people congre
gated In unnumbered ' thousands about tbs
great marble pile upon the bill. The ticket
holders besieged ths great bronse doors to
tbs entrance of ths rotunda and overflowed
tbe portico and steps leading to It, the
crowds, kspt back by lines of blue-coated
police, walled Is' the three sides of the
broad plaia la front of the capltol. If
they could not gain admittance they were
. content to be sear the place where the
: ceremony was to be held and to catch a
. glimpse of the president, whose accession
wss mads possible by the death of him
'who the representative oeoDle were assem
bling to eommemorats, or to see Prince
Henry and the bespsngled diplomats and
other dignitaries. The only emblem of
mourslng at the oapttol was the flags flut
tering at balf-mast above the two wings
and great arching dome,
i rlloves Claoaly Garneld Exercises.
Before the doors were opened for ticket
j holders the corridors of tbe capltol were
unoccupied save for the guards. Within
tbe hall of representatives all was In readi
ness. The congressional committee which
hsd charge of the arrangements wss fortu
nate, not only la the selection of tbe person
to whom the honor of pronouncing ths
eulogy was committed, but also In tbe minor
. details. The precedent In the caae of the
' Garfield memorial exercises was followed
. closely. Tbe hall was without decoration of
any character. The red-coated Marine band,
sixty strong, wss stationed in the, corridor
which separstes ths hall from ths rear
lobby of the house.
At 10 o'clock the doors were opened snd
In five minutes ths spacious galleries sur
rounding tbs chamber were dense with
black rows of people. Even the aislss were
filled, but the crowding snd jamming which
have marred so many state occasions today
was avoided, as the tickets Issued were
I limited strictly to the number of seats pro
vided. Only ons was given to each senator
and repressntative and tbe gathering in tbe
t tileries wss a - most distinguished one.
Tbe fact that few of the women wore bright
gowns wss especially noticeable. They had
attired themselves In dark costumes, be
fitting ths occasion, snd their white faces
were rendered distinct by tbe somberness
of their apparel.
The doorkeeper announced the gen
eral sf the army. Tbe speaksr tapped three
times, the members of the house snd the
diplomatic body arose and General Miles,
resplendent la gold lace, gold epauletts and
s broad yellow sash across his breast, and
gCocUnued, e Seventh, Fag
Possible Serlons lateraatloaal Com
plleatlaas Over the Kld-
CONSTANTINOPLE. Feb. 27. It is un
derstood that the United Ststes will soon
take atepa to obtain a reimbursement of
the sum ($72,500) psld to the brlgsnds as a
ransom for Miss Ellen M. Stone snd Msdam
Tsllka, holding Turkey responsible, Inas
much as the capture of the missionaries
wss effected on Turkish soli. This ques
tion of responsibility may have serious de
velopments, since Turkey emphatically dis
claims responsibility and lays the blame on
8ALONICA, Roumella, Feb. 27. Miss
Stone's evidence is not likely to prove of
much value In fixing the responsibility for
an indemnity from Turkey or Bulgaria,
since she is not awsre whether she even
crossed the boundary, owing to being blind
folded and the night marching tactics of
the brigands. Soldiers are now pursuing
tbe band, but the brigands have a long
Miss Stone already has received numer
ous literary offers, one of them being from
an American magaxlne, which offered ber
S3t,000 and a royalty for six articles.
Miss Stone, la company with M. Gargiulo,
the dragoman of the American embassy at
Constantinople, left here today tor Con
stantinople. She Intends to remain several
weeks In Turkey and will then proceed to
tbe United States, tb visit her mother.
During the captivity of Miss Stone and
Mme. Tsllka the women suffered greatly
from want of occupation until Mme. Tsilka's
baby wss born.
After tbe failure of the negotiations at
Sofia the women were taken to huts deep
in the snow on an almost Inaccessible
mountain. They had no communication
with ths outside world except on matters
relating to their ransom. ' They were only
occasionally vouchsafed some Item of In
formation, such, for Instance, as the death
of President McKlnley.
The baby was born after Mme. Tsllka had
been riding horseback for ten hours. The
mother smothered tbe child's cries for fear
the brigands would take It away and kill It.
Three days after the birth of the baby all
were again on the move.
- Mme. Tsilka's training as a hospital nurse
and her extraordinary nerve alone saved
her life and that of her child.
Cordial Comment Is Made by Press of
America's Reception to
Prlaee Henry.
BERLIN, Feb. 27. "One of the most
beautiful pages In our International re
lations is tbe record of these festivities,"
says the Cologne Gasette, referring to
Prince Henry's visit to the United States.
"President Roosevelt, the members of
both houses of congress, the ' mayor of
New York and representatives of the gov
ernment, army snd navy of the United
States have ahown the brother of our
emperor not only official honors, but have
everywhere manifested such open-hearted
cordiality that the Impression In Germany
Is most agreeable and permanent. Prince
Henry's Journey west snd south will un
doubtedly . take the same pleasant . somas.
"What, deserves most to be emphasised.
however. Is the unanimous participation of
the American people In the festivities
which their highest representatives have
given In excellent taste. The inhabitants
of tbe imperial city of New York and
of Washington, the capital, have shown
In their demonstrations In honor of tbe
German prince and German people that
they feel themselves, to be taking part
with the prealdent and' his national ataff
In the hospitality which in every respect
is worthy a great people.
'We hope that wish of President Roose
velt to be a guest some time on a German
battleship will be fulfilled In the most
pleasant way. If this visit could be made
la German waters the German people could
take part In honoring that sympathetic
personality representing the great Ameri
can nation. The president's official duties
prevent this. But though even years pass
before President Roosevelt, as a private
cltlsen, cab visit our country, tbe remem
brance of the splendid February days will
continue to live within us. May his
countrymen living among us carry him
tbe impression that tbe German people
are equally hospitable and appreciative of
international courtesies and honors."
Modern Institution to Bo Ballt
Franco by Wealthy
PARIS, Feb. 17. A splendid gift has been
made for tbe benefit of the American colony
here and American visitors to Paris by
Edward Tuck, a wealthy Bostonlan, who
for many years past has resided in this
Mr. Tuck has decided to defray the en.
tire expense of establishing the free Amer
lean hospital In Paris, announcement of
which has already been made, and the
ground for which has already been bought
In the Passy quarter.
The hospital Is to be named Franklin
hospital, snd besides being built on tbe
latest American model. It will be managed
entirely by American physicians and nurses.
Mr. Tuck will not only defray tho ex
penses of Installing ths Institution, but he
will also donate a sufficient fund to main,
tain It permanently without outside help.
That the proposed hospital will fill a
deeply-felt want here Is shown by tbe fact
that tbe services of several American nurses
who came here recently have been lo con
tinuous demand.
Franklin hospital will be situated in one
of the most healthful parts of France; it
will alao be encloaed In extensive grounds.
Dr. Magrnln, a well-known physician, will
be the director of the institution. Building
will be commenced In a few weeks' time
and It Is expected that the hospital will be
opened in 1904.
Baals of Attack by Boelallsts
Policy of Aastrlaa Gov
ernment. VIENNA. Feb. 17. In the lower house
of the Relcbsrath today M. Dasxynskl.
leader of the socialists snd deputy from
Cracow, attacked the policy of Couut
Goluchowski, the Austrian-Hungarian mln
later of foreign affairs during the Spanish
American war.
M. Daasynskl accused M. Goluchowski of
pursuing s subservient course to the Haps
burg snd of falling to obtain satisfaction
for the Austrian subjects murdered dur
log tho riots In Haxleton, Pa., In 1897.
Referring to the leader of the socialists
Dr. Koerber, the premier contended thst
the dynastic and people's policies had si
ways been Identical and repudiated the
charge that Austria had not afforded sde.
nUile-preteoUoa to, her. subjects Iava.d
Secretary of Treasury Addresses National
Business League.
I'rges Satloaal Support of Weetern
Irrigation Jadge Gavin Also
I'rges Reclamation of
Arid Lands.
CHICAGO, Feb. 27. Hon. Leslie M. Shaw,
secretary of the treasury, was the principal
speaker at the banquet of the National
Business league here tonight. His subject
was "Commerce and Industries of tbe West''
and bis utterances were received with
much attention, it being one of the first
public speeches mads by him since his ap
pointment to tbe present office. Tbe first
set speech on the program wss by John
Els of Chicago, who spoke on "The League."
He described at length the objects which
the league sought to attain, declaring: "Its
purpose is to keep the business men
throughout the country informed ss to leg
islation affecting them and to concentrate
their Influence In the promotion of meas
ures, favoring business interests generally,
as distinguished from special Interests, and,
as far as possible, to take business ques
tions out of politics. It also seeks so
to systematise the machinery of the na
tional government ss to put this country
on at least an equal footing with other
countries in tbe race to capture the world's
Following Mr. Els came Secretary Shaw,
who spoke as follows:
The theme 'assla-ned Is inspiring. Its
scope Is limitless, Its natural and necessary
subdivisions are many, . while Its compre
hensive presentation within the time as
signed Is Impossible. Where shall the line
oe stretcnea separating tne east irom me
west? Mason and Dixon's line at one time
supposed to mark the boundary of a sec
tion or our country nas oeen so iar oo
llterated that to be mentioned except to
rejoice at its disappearance is an offense
to modern politics and alike to modern
Where shall the freight borne by the
Mississippi river and the Illinois Central's
double track railway, paralleling: this great
waterway on its eastern Dana, oe ciassear
The Southern Pacific conveys more than
700 cars per day, 260,000 per annum, of trans
continental freight. By your leave, Mr.
Chairman, we will classify all this as west
ern commerce.
Arbitrary thouah It be. I assume for the
convenience of the hour that the west
Includes Michigan, Indiana, Missouri, Okla
homa, Indian Territory and all west of
tnese ana all norm ana west or iei.
Probably a majority of the people of the
United States soeak of Ohio as a western
commonwealth, while those who live In
states waBhed by the Mississippi realise
that they must travel some miles toward
the setting sun to reach the line that would
bisect the great republic. The eleventh
census credited these states with 46 per
cent of the farm area, but grave them over
70 per cent of the cultivated lands. The
twelfth census, not yet compiled, will
probably show a much larger proportion
of tilled lands. These states produce more
than 2.600,000,000 bushels, more than 70 per
cent of the nation's cereals, and 70 per
cent of the nation's bay. They contain 60
per cent of the milch cows and 60 per cent
of all other cattle, 66 per cent of the swine,
75 per cent of the sheep, and where, gen
tlemen, except In the west, would you look
for 80 per cent of tho woolt
Other Industries Than Farming.
Honored, as I am. in being permitted to
represent In this presence the great farm-
inn cusirict, permit a lew observation
tending to show that an ever Increasing
? proportion of the people within the terri
ory I have described Is giving well de
served attention to Industries other than
agriculture. Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa
have increased their average annual cereal
product less than 9 per cent since w.
Lurina the nrecerilnr decade these same
states made a fourfold larger increase, in
dicating clearly, I think, that the maxi
mum capacity, unaer present meinoas oi
agriculture, has been nearly attained. In
1H&9 40 per cent of the arable land of Iowa
(the proportion actually cropped) produced
one nound of cereals per day for every
man, woman and child in the United States
In round numbers, 11,000,000 tons. This
would be quite enough to sustain lire ana
more than the average rations enjoyed by
the people of the world. If all the arable
land of Iowa were put in crops, and that
portion not needed to support the teams
necessary for Its cultivation, placed on the
market, the people of the United States
could not consume It, though restricted to
a cereal diet. The only way the yield of
this unequaled 68.000 square miles of land
can be consumed by 80,000.000 people Is to
have large quantities of It first manufac
tured Into beef and pork and dairy butter.
Our Increasing population renders It Im
probable, however, that this remarkable
snowing can De long continuea, even Dy
Iowa, though she may Increase to some
extent her cereal production.
Plea for National Irrigation.
The onlv houe of a material increase In
agricultural products is through irrigation
of arid lands. There may be, and there
are, serious objections sgalnst the employ
ment of publio revenues In such ways as
contemplate permanent national participa
tion In industrial or commercial enterprises.
put i see no objection to some provision
that will encourage private capital to enter
wnat may De made a most lnviunar neia.
and It seefna to me this can be done In miirh
a way as will jilaee, these lands upon the
market at government prices, plus tne
cost of Irrigation, and when paid for, per
mit the purchasers to become co-operative
owners of the irrigation plants. I have
little sympatny ana scant patience wltn
that provincialism which opposes sny plan
of developing any portion of our common
country which has Its root in the fear that
It will create sectional competition.
It ought not to be necessary to quote
the record to sustain the proposition,
though the record does sustain It. that we
are consuming an ever Increasing propor
tion of our agricultural products and ex
porting an ever-increasing proportion of our
manuraciurea proaucts. uex. every indus
try be encouraged, let every enterprise be
rosterea, let every interest oe conserved;
then shall we grow great and symmetrical.
and. growing great, shall preserve our In
dustrial and commercial independence, snd
tnus become .an ever increasing blessing
to tne wuriu.
Preparation of Food Prodnets. -
1 uo wvei RUl IMIIJT 1 1 U 1 uuu products.
w... . u V.
put uai no.. a iwvuma ui mean com
petitors In their preparation. Minneapolis
flour per annum, a carload 60,0u0 pounds)
. . I . . . - .. J I 1 n .
VfVi; lull Hiuiuir., u&jr iivj lllglll, OVi QRVI
In the year. A branch factory In a prairie
n Iaw A lAH . 1. , .1 1 . I
.unit v. v. I ii u v.uw JUJUiailUn
produces 6.UUO.0M) cans of condensed milk
per snnum, while the parent plant in Wis
consin makes more than double this
amount, a portion of which helps to feed
the standing armies of Europe and to sup
ply the belligerents In South Africa. The
Elgin Butter company consumes the cream
from 7O,OU0.ftJ0 pounds of milk, manufac
tures 3,0M),000 pounds of butter (1.600 tons)
.. 4 aw ...-, I.. . . 1 .1 . A I 1 1. I T
Cuba, Mexico, South American countries
i v A.cwm. a ..".id uiijuuurpuraiea
firm In southwest Iowa handled last year
' j . "'" . " . uuuer anu
l.uuO.mjU pounds (more than 100 carloads) of
ifun.j. in m i;t, tame state
marketed In a single year l,600,iu) dosen
eggs, sending them to the Atlantic, the
Gulf arJ the Fuctllc coast, while a third
firm ships dressed poultry, not by carload
only, but by tralnload.
Parking Honao Progress.
The product of packing houses west of
the Missouri river sells on the market for
an sraount in excess of the postal receipts
of the I'nited (Slates, while a single Insti
tution, engaged In the preparation of ani
mal products, whose parent plant Is In this
city, produced last year more than lu.uuO
carloads (J0 tons per day) of manufac
tured products in addition to its meats
The packing houses represented in Chicago
yield a larger gross Income than all the
custom houses and internal revenue col
lectors of the I'nited States, while the live
anlnuils sold on a square mile of ground
within the limits of this city Is only 16 pr
cent less than the gross earnings of all
the railroads that enter Chicago. Either
of two packers within the territory I rep
resent pays more for live animals to the
enrichment of the ranchman and the
farmer than Is paid In dividends and offi
cers' salaries by all the railroads in ths
JCoaUaued. en Fifth Paga-X
Naval Heroes Address Dangntera of
Revolntlon at Charleston
CHARLESTON, 8. C, Feb. 27. This was
a great day for the Daughters of the Amer
ican Revolution at the exposition. Over
whelming plaudits greeted Admiral Schley
and Captain Hobson, tbe chief speakers.
Both naval heroes are the specisl guests
of the Daughters of the American Revolu
The services at the auditorium were long
and Inspiring, the msln features being the
address of Mrs. Charles W. Fairbanks.
president general of tbe national organiza
tion, on the "Inspiration of Revolutionary
Memories," snd the addresses of Admiral
Schley snd Captain Hobson. sThe enthu
siasm knew no bounds when ths hero of
Santiago rose to speak.
His address was a brief snd graceful
trtbuts to tbe Daughters of the American
Revolution and "those sweet grandmothers
and great-grandmothers who lived In the
times of plainer living and higher think
Historic Charleston and Its exposition
were warmly prslsed. Captain Hobson's
theme was "The Ever Victorious Nsvy,"
snd the spplause of tbe listening thou
sands was as prolonged as thst which
greeted Admiral Schley. This wss espe
cially so when be referred to the ad
miral's services at Santiago as the crown
ing Incident In bis splendid' career in the
American navy. He said the character of
the navy was typified by Dewey in the
east and Sampson snd Schley In the west.
when they set a new standard for naval
warfare in effecting tbe total destruction
of the enemy's fleets without loss to tbeir
Tomorrow Admiral Scbley and Captain
Hobson will visit the tea gardens at Sum
merville, end on Saturday will maks an
excursion to Fort Sumter snd the site of
the naval station. , "...
President Probably Will Ignore the
Letter of Lieutenant Gov
ernor Tlllmnn.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 27. Although the
White House officials are , noncommittal
on tbe subject, there Is reason to believe
that no response whatever is likely to be
made to the letter of Lieutenant Governor
Tillman of South Carolina to the prealdent
requesting him to withdraw bis acceptance
of the Invitation to the presentation ex
ercises of a sword to Major Mlcah Jenkins
at Charleston. It is believed that this inci
dent will result in President Roosevelt not
attending the Charleston exposition.
The statement was made at tbe White
house tonight that the president has not
abandoned bis proposed trip to Charleston.
CHARLESTON, 8. C, Feb. 27. In re
sponse to an Inquiry ss to. what sctlon tbe
exposition board would take in regard to
Lieutenant Governor Tillman's telegram to
President Roosevelt withdrawing the invi
tation to present a sword to Major Jenk
ins, Captain Wager, president of the expo
sition company,' said tonight: "None of the
exposition officials has any connection with
Colonel Tillman's sctlon aad all look for
ward with pleasure ta Uts proposed visit of
President Roosevelt.",. v ' ' . . - '
G, Stanley Hall Condemns Method -of
Teaching Latin and
CHICAGO, Feb. 27. Latin and Greek, ss
taught in high schools of the country, came
In for a condemnation at the last day's
session of the convention of tbe department
of superintendents, of the Nalionel Educa
tional association. Ths languages were
branded "baby Latin and Greek," and were
described as a "sanctified relic."
The crltio was G. Stanley Hall, president
of Clark university. Much that ho said
was indorsed by Dr. W. T. Harris, United
States commissioner of education, but the
commissioner Insisted that tbe study of
Latin and Greek in the high schools was
of vital importsnce.
The convention adjourned to meet again
at New Orleans next year. The following
officers were chosen, to serve during the
following year:
President, C. V. Jordan, superintendent
of schools, Minneapolis; first vice presl
dent, C. F. Carroll, superintendent of
schools, Worcester, Mass.; second vice
president. Warren Easton, superintendent
of schools. New Orleans; secretary, J. N
Wllktns, president State Normal school,
Emporia, Kan.
Noted Irish and Fenian Agitator Pro
nounced to Be In Critical
van Rossa, tbe noted Irish agitator and
Fenian, is critically ill of blood poisoning
at St. Francis hospital in this city snd
death may occur any day.
A week ago while paring s corn or cal
loused spot on his right foot be cut deeper
than be Intended. Tbe wound wss slight.
but neglect soon developed blood poisoning.
For two or three days be has been delirious
from fever. Gangrene finally set in. His
condition last night was so gravs that City
Physician Richardson was called, and be
was removed to the hospital. Amputation
of tbe leg was advised, but Rosss refused
to consent. This morning several important
bones were removed from the foot. He Is
in a comatose condition tonight with high
temperature snd feeble circulation. His
brother, John Roesa of Sioux City, la., has
been notified.
Roesa came here recently from San Fran
cisco as an agent of tbe Copper Center Min
ing company of Bonora, Mexico. Hs has
not prospered, apparently, and is now a
charity patient.
Convention of Brotherhood of Loco
motive Engineers Thus Termed
by Arthar.
DENISON, Tex., Feb. 27. The session of
the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
today was held behind closed doors. Grand
Chief Arthur stated that there was a
wrong impression as to the character of
the meeting. Tbe biennial meeting of tbe
order takes place in May, when there
probably will be some action taken for
uniform schedules snd the adoption of
standard rules for all the railroads in tbe
United States will be asked. These mat.
ters came up for Informal discussion to
gst the Ideas of men slong the lines cen
terlng here. Chief Arthur said:
"There are forty-seven divisions from
seversl states represented here and you
might call It a big family meeting. The
meeting has no significance further than
s thorough understanding of the Interests
of tte order snd tbs dutlegt tbs. jueo.'
Special Agent McOomas Beoommends
Dismissals from Agency.
Snn-Statlon ef Omaha Poatomee to Be
Established at Sixteenth and Har
ney Streets the Fifteenth
t March.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27. (Special Tele
gram.) The report of Special Agent Mo
Comas, who was sent by the Indian office
to Investigate conditions on tbe Omaha
and Winnebago reservations in Nebraska,
bas been received at the department Com
missioner Jones refused to mske the re
port public, on the ground that It hsd not
been considered, nor bad It yet been sent
to tbe several branches of the service
having jurisdiction over tbe particular
ubjects touched upon.
It is, however, learned that 8peclal
Agent , McComas recommends the dis
charge of W. F. Haygood, chief clerk at
the sgency, also the discharge of Indian
Farmer David St. Cyr. Upon the ques
tion of Indian lesses and conduct of tbe
agency, tbe report, It is understood, rec
ommends tbe abandonment of tbe present
mode of leasing and the removal of Agent
Mathewson. McComas, It la said, investi
gated the leasing question exhaustively
and believes tbst some plan could be de
vised tbat would bring a larger measure
of return to the Indians than at present
snd that would do sway with tbe favor
itism that is alleged to have existed on
the part of the agent toward certain mid
dlemen who control large land holdings.
It Is Impossible to forecast what Com
missioner Jones will do In the premises.
although the commissioner stated today
that be had heard the speech of Repre
sentative Robinson of Nebraska upon the
leasing question snd fully approved bis
stand snd that the congressman from the
Third Nebraska district presented the
facts in a clear snd logical manner.
Pender Poatofflcs) Contest.
The fight over the Pender poetofflce
grows In bitterness aa the time for the
appointment of a postmaster at that office
nears the culmination. While there are
several candidates for tbe office, it Is un
derstood only two sre being considered by
Senator Millard, who will make the ap
pointment. They are the present post
master, B. F. McDonald, snd J. W. Hunts
berger, editor of the Republic, Hunts
berger, it is believed, has the endorse
ment of many leaders of the party In
Pender snd is expected to land the place.
Emmett Tinley of Council Bluffs snd A.
B. DeLong of Omaha srs in Wsshington
and were escorted through the capltol by
Representative Smith of the Council Bluffs
district. ,
Tbe senate committee on Indian affairs
directed a favorable report on the bill in
troduced by Senator Gamble providing for
the ratification of the' tresty with the
Sioux Indians, ceding to the government
several thousand acres of land in Gregory
county, - Sou ih Dakota. Mr. Gambls was
authorised to maks the report and was di
rected to Incorporate several amendments
of minor importance.
Opens Lands to Settlement.
T measure as renorted will provide for
v. nnini of the lands to settlement under
the free homestead bill. It Is not, how
ever, believed that tbe measure can pass
congress In its present form, and in all
probability it will be so amended as to
provide that the settler shall pay the price
per sere given to the Indians by the gov
ernment, which is SZ.Z5.
Mr. Gamble was also directed to report
be bill Introduced by Senator Dietrich for
Senator Millard, extending tbo time in
which to complete the Omaha Northern
railway through tbe Omaha snd Winnebago
reservation to three years. The bill pro
vided for five years' extension, but tbe
commissioner of Indian anairs recom
,nantii that the bill be amended so as to
give three years' extension, snd this bill
was sdopted by tho committee.
Mr. Edward Rosewater returned from
New York this morning and was among
tbe distinguished newspaper men present
at the memorial exercises to tbe late Presi
dent McKlnley.
Sub-Mtation at Omaha.
On March 15 substation No. 1 of the
Omaha postoffice will be established at
Sixteenth snd Harney streets. The office
will have all the facilities for tbe trans
action of money order snd registry business
and the sale of postal supplies.
Miss Rosetta C. Maylun of Des Moines
was today appointed stenographer snd type
writer in the Miles City, Mont., land office.
These contracts were swarded today for
carrying malls;
Nebraska From Marshlsnd to Agate, C.
A. Merrick of Crawford; from Plckrell to
Townsend, ' James B. Smith of Plckrell.
South Dakota From Lynn to Bristol, H.
A. Harder of Lynn.
Nebraska postmasters sppolntsd: A. R
Bradley, Avery, Sarpy county, vice H. T.
Smith, resigned; Harrison Pease, Giles
Brown county, vice E. Oldhsm, resigned;
L. O. Richardson, Orafino, Frontier county.
vice S. D. Richardson, deceased.
A postoffice has been ordered established
at Lawton, Woodbury county, lows, snd
John A, Smith has been commissioned post
These Indian appointments were made to
day: Miss Emma P. Perry of Lansing,
Mich., teacher in the Indian school at
Yankton, S. D.; Miss May Wright of Omaha,
principal teacher at the Indian school st
Rslny Mountain, Okl.; Zeban C. Sherry of
Altamont, Kan., teacher at Pins Ridge,
S. D.
Officers In East Convlet Some and Sne
ceed In Having Others
BURLINGTON, Vt.. Feb. 2T. U V. John
son snd W. H. Dean, both of Alburg, have
been indicted by the United States grand
jury for alleged complicity In smuggling
operations along ths Canadian border.
Hlerst Scavltzsky of New York and Wil
liam Bradley of Montreal were also In
dieted for smuggling diamonds Into this
country from Canada. Mr. Bradley is
prominent in Montreal. Scavltzsky pleaded
guilty today snd was sentenced to serve
oue year in the bouse of correction at Rut
land. The court ordered the confiscation
of diamonds valued at $8,000 which were
found on him.
Josef Hofmaa In Kansas City,
KANSAS CITY. Feb. fT.-Josef Hofman
the pianist, made his first apinrance here before a large audience and evoked
the same enthusiasm that has greeted his
playing in the eastern cities, ths audlturs
luulgul pcu-g oigaiy acmo.uairs.uva,
Forecast for Nebraska Fair Friday snd
Saturday; Northwest Winds, Becoming
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
Hour. Deg. Hour. Dear.
II a. m ar ' 1 p. m -to
n. m ar a p. in 40
T a n ST 3 p. ....... 40
H a. m 8 4 p. m 40
O a. m ...... a 5 p. m .an
lO n. ra aw tl p. m.
It a. m ..... . 3 T p. in ..... . XI
111m 40 sj p. m
p. m 38
Meets Freight In Fog and Many
of the Company Are
WILMINGTON. Del., Feb 27. A special
train, carrying tbe "Florodora" theatrical
company from Norfolk, Vs.. to Wilmington,
Del., on the New York, Philadelphia Nor
folk railroad, was wrecked today at Esst
ville, Vs., and several members of the
company were seriously Injured. A heavy
fog prevented the engineer from observing
a freight train ahead and a rear-end col
lision occurred. The engine, baggage car
and two forward cars of the special train
were completely wrecked.
W. L. Carleton of the "Florodora" com
pany sustained serious Injuries. He Is psr
alyxed from the waist down and may not
E. C. Herr, manager of the company, and
Charles H. Powers are also badly Injured.
Others who sustained injuries are: Tony
Rooney, Miss Frances Gordon, Miss Ella
Henry, Miss Maud Davis, Miss Selma Man
tell, Miss Ida Doerde, Miss Libbie Nunn,
Miss Llllle Young and Miss Annie Young.
Tbe fireman of the specisl, name not
ascertained, was badly scalded and will die.
There were eighty-seven persons in the
theatrical company.
The wreckage caught fire after the col
Uslon and a bucket brigade formed by the
uninjured members of the company suc
ceeded in extinguishing the flames. The
scenery snd nearly all the baggage was
destroyed by fire. The injured were
brought here tonight and cared for.
Amalgamation of Plants, with Over
Million Dollars Capital
NEW YORK, Feb. 27. It was announced
here today thst tbe plant and business of
tho Driggs-Seabury company of Derby,
Conn., bas been purchased by Joseph H.
Hoadley, president of tbe American com
pany. The plant is engaged In tbe manu
facture of the Driggs-Seabury rapid-fire
gun snd It Is understood this gives the
purchasing syndicate the control of the
rapid-fire gun, tbe syndicate controlling
the Hotchktss, the Driggs-Seabury, Dahlel
and latest type of Maxim.
The purchase price of the Driggs-Sea
bury plant Is said to be about $1,800,000.
It Is suthoritatlvely stated that the
rapid-firing plsnt will, with other proper
ties, eventually smalgamate with the
American Ordnance company, the new
company to have a 'capitalisation of $10,-
000,000. . . ....
Alleged Anarchist After Arrest Says
He Wanted to Assassinate
tho Official.
CHICAGO, Feb. 27. Assassination of
States' Attorney Charles Dennen by an al
leged anarchist wss thwarted today by the
arrest of Salvo Glovanl.
After he was taken into custody Glovanl
declared it was bis purpose to take the life
of Mr. Dennen, giving ss his reason the
charge that the state's sttorney had al
lowed him to He eight months in Jail with
out cause. With s raior be made a slash
at the throat of the policeman who arrested
Glovant had been ejected from the office
of the state's attorney earlier in the day
snd had posted himself at a street corner
where he was repeating to a curious crowd
the story of bis alleged wrongs snd pro
claiming bis purpose to kill the state's at
Proceeding- Against California Cor
poratlons Said to Be) Ordered
by President.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Feb. 27. The Ex
press says:
'Corporations In California whose com
blned capital Is close to tbe billion dollar
mark, and who aire alleged to be operating
in restraint of trade, contrary to the terms
of the Sherman anti-trust law, are to be
proceeded against by tbe government. Ru
mors to this effect tbat have been in local
circulation for several days were today con
"Joseph H. Call, federal attorney, who
has prosecuted the suits Involving tbe
Southern Pacific and Atlantic & Paclflo
land grants, bas been Instructed by Attor
ney General Knox, acting by orders of
President Roosevelt, to institute the pro
posed new litigation. The new suits sre
to be filed In tho United States circuit
court in San Francisco."
Are Overcame While at Work with
Crade Oil at Standard
NEW YORK, Feb. 27. Patrick O'Connell
is dead snd Jeremiah Murphy Is in a crlt
leal condition, and Ave other men bad nar
row escapes from death today st the works
of the Standard Oil company in Constable
Hook, N. J.
Ths men were at work around a still in
which 600 barrels of crude Texas oil bad
been placed to be refined. The gas from
the boiling oil settled around the still and
the workmen were overcome one by one.
Help was summoned and when It arrived
O'Connell was dead and Murphy was found
to be unconscious. Tbs others did not suf
fer so severely.
Movements of Ocean Vessels, Feb, ST,
At New York Arrived Southwark, from
Antwerp; Canadian, from Liverpool; IjLhn,
from Naples; Btcllla. from Naples. Salted
Ial liampagne, ior navre.
At Boston Arrived Ivernla, from Liver
At Shanghai Arrived Kalaow, from
Liverpool, fur Japan and Seattle.
At Havre Arrived La Touraine, from
Kew York.
At London Arrived Glenroy. from Ta-
coma. Balled Menomlne, for New York.
At Brisbane SaileoV Aorangi, for Van
At Antwerp Balled Switzerland, for
At Cherbourg Sailed Deutschland, from
Hamburg and Southampton, for New York.
At Queenstown Arrived Oermanlc, from
New York, tor L.lvenKl. Balled Majestic,
from Liverpool, for New York.
At Rotterdam Sailed Btatendam, for
icw .via oouivgue pur ier
Bojal German Visitor Views the Baroo-
phagxia of Wgshington. .
ays Visit to the Old Homestead of First
Prince Henry's Entranoe Into Capital is a
Notable Event.
After Another Day of Cordial Enter
tainment ths Brother of Emperor
William Dines Qaletly with
President's Family.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27. Princs Henry of
Prussia journeyed to Mount Vernon this
sfternoon snd placed two wreaths on ths
tomb of Washington. Ha spproached tbs
grave of tho first president with bared
bead, snd tbat there might bs nothing
irreverent In the ceremony, naked the hold
ers of a dozen cameras, who stood around,
to refrain from photographing blm.
Tbe royal visitor and his psrty were
taken to Mount Vernon by special train
over the Washington, Arlington Mount
Vernon railway. Two large observation
cars were provided, and from them thi
prince saw tbe long bridge and tbs head- '
lands of northern Virginia, historic to
Americans since colonial days.
It was 2:30 o'clock when tbe special de
parted and the run to Mount Vernon occu
pied fifty-five minutes. Princs Henry
walked to the Washington borne and waa
driven from there down the slops of the
hill to tbe tomb. When the Iron gate of
the tomb was opened bo removed bis csp
and entered.
Lays Wreaths on Tomb.
Two large-wreaths, made at Washington
by his order, had already been sent to tbs
tomb, snd, taking them up, bs formally
set them in place. A group of over 100
men, who stood in the approach to tbe
grave, uncovered and with their silence
added to the spirit of solemnity.
Fifty feet down the sward tbat falls
away from the tomb Prince Henry planted a -linden
tree. Tbe tree bad been set in plscs
prior to his arrival, snd taking a spade the
princs filled the earth In around Hs roots.
The princs was taken to tbe old Washing- ,
ton bouse by Superintendent H. H. Dodge,
snd there met a delegstion of the Mount
Vernon Ladles' association, beaded by Mrs.
Justice Van Rsenssslaer Townsend of New
He spent a few minutes looking st tbs
Wsshington relics and departed for Wssh
ington. Large crowds watched bis return
to Wsshington.
Amaalng Incident Ooenro.
Msny of ths people of Alexandrls rolztqpk '
Lieutenant Commander Schmidt von
Sen wind.' for the prince and their error led
to an amusing Incident. There la Some '
general resemblance between tbe two and
when the crowd singled out ths young
naval officer snd cheered him the prince
was delighted. He called Chief Wllkls of
tbe secret service and laughingly gave him
this order:
Mr. Wilkle, please tell Mr. Schmidt von
Schwlnd to be very careful what be does
now, for he must remember that I have
a reputation to sustain."
The lieutenant, commander was embar
rassed by tbe enthusiastic attention of the
crowd and did not thoroughly appreciate
the humor of the prince. . He tried to be
unconcerned over the clamor of the crowd
and would neither bow or saluts in an
swer to the cheers.
It was 4:30 when Washington ' was
reached on tbe return trip and ths prince
was driven st once to tbs German em
bassy. Dines with President.
Prince Henry, accompanied by Ambassa
dor von Holleben, dined st tbs White
Houso tonight with President and Mrs.
Roosevelt. The dinner wss sntlrely , un
official and of a persons! family character
snd owing to the McKlnley sxerolses tusk
ing this day one of mourning, there were
so formal toasts or exchanges, the purpose
being to permit a more intimate persoasl
exchange than wss possible during tbs for
malities of official Interchange last Monday.
Others present st ths dinner were: Gen
eral von Plessen of ths prince's staff. Mils
Roosevelt, Miss Crow snd Senator and Mrs.
Arrival In Washington.
The special train carrying Prince
Htnry of Prussia, his suits snd
tbe American escort, arrived in
Wsshington on schedule Urns. It left
Jersey City at 1:30 o'clock this morning
and at 9 o'clock rolled Into ths Pennsyl
vania depot here. There waa no delay In
the flooded districts of New Jersey, but the
train waa slowed down whenever there wss
a possibility of danger. Admiral Evans,
honorary side to Princs Henry, was Indis
posed and when be left the train at Wash
ington It was with the Intention of resting
until tbs southern snd western trip com
mences. The prince was met at ths depot
by Assistant Secretary of Stats Pierce and
Count Quadt of tho German embassy sad,
escorted by cavalry snd police, wss driven
to tbe embassy.
A crowd of several thousand people had
gathered st the depot, but there was no
cheering. At the German embassy a largs
crowd had also gathered. Tbe embassj
was again handsomely decorated with thi
imperial colors and with garlands of myrtlt
snd pine.
Troops as JEacort.
At 9:10 o'clock the cavalry escort, con
slating of troops of the First and Seconf
cavalry, galloped up Massachusetts svenut
and swung into battalion front facing tht
embassy. Prince Henry drove In an opsi
carriage, nodding and smiling In recogni
tion of the spplauss snd returning sack
military aalute. Assistant Becietary o
Btsts Hill sat beside him, with Captals
Cowles, nsval aide to President Roosevelt,
on tbe other seat. The guard of honor oi
ten strapping United States sngineeri
brought tbelr guns to "present" ss bt
steeped inside. On the threshold of tha
embassy tbs princs psused, snd facing tht
long lines of troopers with saluting saben
and the knots of ladles who bad braved
tbeir way through the lines, gave a sweep
ing bow ss be turned snd went inside.
Within tbe embassy the prince bed si
bis disposal ths handsome suits of spart
ments on tbs first floor. Hers there was
opportunity for brief reat from the eon.
stant round of festivities there wars nc
formalities during the morning.
The prince snd bis suits st soon attsndsd
ths McKlnley memorial services st tbs cap
ltol and at tbelr conclusion mads a flying