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OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 8, 1902-TWELVE PAGES.
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FIFTEEN ARE KILLED
Trainmen and Fawsengen Meet Sudden
Death in a Wreck.
MANY TOURISTS CREMATED IN CARS
Ceriona Injuries Are Sustained by Twenty
ENGINE AND COACHES ARE DEMOLISHED
Host of Latter Catch Fire and Are Burned
BROKEN RAIL CAUSES THE D'TER
UMirri Ar Asleep Wkci Vy
Roaadlaaj Cant at Hlh Rat of
Speed la Harled frani
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., March T. A broken
Pail caused a (rightful wreck on the South
ern Pacific railroad near Maxon atatlon,
twenty-five mllea weat of 8anderaon, at I
sVclock thla morning. From the last ac
counts received here, fifteen persona were
killed outright and twenty-eight were mors
r less Injured as follows:
THREE CHILDREN or Mart Riddle of
W. W. PRICE, engineer. Ban Antonio.
EST A VON CONTRARA8, Del Rio, Tex.
ANDREW C. SHELLY, wife and child,
11 re, Tex.
CHRIS KEEL, contractor, San Antonio,
CHILD of D. B. Houeen, Racine, Wis.
MR. AND MRS. WHITE. Manitowoc, Wis.
ENGINEER AL HAST, El Paao, Tex.
FIREMAN II. BERTECHOLST. El Paao,
L. A. BOONE, news agent, Doyllne, La.
lira. Mary E. Kohler, San Francisco, In
A. 8. Turner, Blackhawk, Miss., hand
Mrs. E. M. Sheppard, Olenn Mills, Pa.,
J. Fuller, Washington, D. C, leg- and foot
Antonio El Rio, Del Rio, Texas, Internal
George Ollenberg, Lexington,. Ky., hand
E. C. Baker, Angleton, Tex., bruised.
Charles H. Hoy, San Antonio. Tex., both
A. K. Masser, Wllby, Tex., scalp wound.
J. L Taylor, Mulberry, Kan., head In
jured. Mrs. Mitchell, Philadelphia, Pa., hurt In
ternally. W. R. Adams, express messenger. Interna
Injuries and badly scalded.
Craig Battleman, North Dakota, head and
Blacoe JRodrigue. Pel Rio, Tex., bruised
1 Lulon Morale, Del Rio, Tax., allghtly
Antonio DonuL Del Rio, Tex., bruised.
M. Lobert, residence 'unknown, head hurt.
D. P. Havens, 1 Paao, Tex., bruised.
A. E. McKenile, Safford, Arts., slightly
H. J. Todd, Frankfort. Ky., braised.
Thomas O. Crowder, Houston, Tex.,
William Josephs, San Jose, Cel., back
J. H. Taylor, Birmingham, Ala., slightly
Hugh Mills, Cbetopa, Kan., slightly In
jured, Dr. O. C. Martin, Pecoa City, rTex.,
C. W. B. Bennett, 8t. Paul, Kan., braised.
W. 8. Olenn, Blackhawk, Miss., leg
Mrs. Annie Wortherst, Ban Francisco, leg
find hand crushed.
A Hlik Rate ef Speed.
The Ill-fated train left San Antonio at
feoon Thursday and at the time the acci
dent occurred was running at a high rate
f spsed IB order to make up time. - The
l-oad at the point where the wreck occurred
s in a rough country, the eurvee being
harp and the grade heavy. It waa when
rounding a curve that the train left the
track. It la said, on account of a broken
The hour was ltd, fifteen hours after
the train had left San Antonio, showing
that It was still behind time. All the pas
sengers were asleep and the shock that
followed was the flrat Intimation they had
of the danger. The train was going at
Such a rate of speed that the tender and
engine landed seventy-five feet from where
they left the tracks. The cars behind piled
tip agatnet the engine, caught fire and all
fere conaumed except the sleepers.
A private ear owned by Thomas Ryan of
Mew Tork City, with his family aboard,
was attached to the rear of the train, but
It was pulled away before the fire reached
It and no one la it waa Injured. ,
Maar Pautager Cresaated.
All the injured In the coaches Just be
hind the express and baggage cars were
cremated. The people In the sleepers were
paved with the assistance of the uninjured
The wrecked train was the Galveston,
.jHerrlaburg A San Antonio westbound pas
anger No. . and consisted of an engine.
gnail car, baggage car, one coach, one chair
car, three tourist sleepers, one Pullman
deeper and one private car. The mall car,
the baggage car and coachea were plied to
gether agalnat the engine and were ablase
ta a few seconds. ' It was Impossible to
tnove any of the coachea or the tourist cars,
they were all oS the rails, and were
oon conaumed by the flames.
So soon as It was possible to get In com
tnunlcatlon with the divtalon headquarters
relief tralna, with surgeons and physicians,
were started . from El Paso and Del Rio,
jplcklng up along the line all the surgeons
that could be found. All of the Injured
who were In a condition to be moved were
pent to El Paao, where they are receiving
Careful attention. ,
W. O. Van Vleck, general manager of the
Oalveston, Harriaburg A Sea Antonio rail
road, left at once oa a special train for
the scene of the wreck.
STOCKTON, Cel.. March 7. Al Mast, the
engineer killed In the El Paao wreck, was
former resident of this elty. This waa
the fourth railroad wreck he had been In.
After the third he told hta friends he ex
pected to lose his life In the next wreck.
Dae ta Obstrnetloo.
HOUSTON. Tex.. March T. In his offi
cial report to Vice Prealdent KrutUcsntt
General Manager Van Vleck makes the fol
"Conductor r porta speed wa not fast at
the time of the derailment and la of the
pinion that the accident was due to ct
Kructlua u tba track-'
KING LAYS CORNERSTONE
Edward aad Qaeea Alexandra Preseat
at Feaadlasi of Royal Naval
LONDON, March 7. King Edward, ac
compaled by Queen Alexandra, laid the
foundation stone of the new royal naval
college for cadets at Dartmouth today and
thereby figuratively speaking, scuttled the
old training ablp Brlttannia, the alma mater
of all the present generation of naval offi
cer. The royal party traveled from London by
the train, built at a cost of 41.000 for
Queen Victoria's diamond Jubilee, aad cov
ered the whole distance without a stoppage.
On their arrival at Dartmouth their maj
esties were met by the lords of the ad
miralty and driven through the college
grounds, where they wero :slved by a
guard of honor of cadets.
The laying of the foundatloa stone was
' -"ompanled by the usual cermonlal. Papers
ljf -nine were deposited In a casket, made
ff 'orn me oriiiannia, which was
7tn the stoae.
Ev. ''am of Germany was rep
resent ilerman schoolshlp Moltke,
whose raio. tire drawn up on the grounds
and Inspected by the king.
Their majesties afterwards proceeded ta
Plymouth,' where Queen Alexandra will to
morrow, christen the British first-class bat
CRITICISES KINQ EDWARD
English Preacher Says Klasr Violates
English Sundays by Atteadlaa;
Concerts oa Sabbath. -
LONDON, March 7. There was a striking
scene in the City temple yesterday, when
during the course of hla sermon Rev. Joseph
Parker, D. D., the minister, administered
a pointed rebuke to King Edward, which
was loudly applauded by the congregation.
Having alluded to the houses as "trap doors
of hell," Dr. Parker alluded to the kirn's
recent brewing of beer while visiting Lord
Burton. "Pray for me." said the divine,
"that I may speak delicately, loyally. If
the king brews beer, what can be wrong In
the subject drinking ltT What the king
doea la likely to be Imitated by others. His
majesty Is more than a man and must re
gard all questions from a kingly point of
view. If the king goes to a Sunday concert,
as he did recently, he deals a deadly blow
to the Englishman's Sunday. Tha king can
not attend a non-conformist place of wor
ahlp, but he can go to a Sunday concert,"
This remark called forth cries of "Shame"
and Dr. Parker continued: "It the king,
who is head of the church and defender of
the faith, can violate the Engl lib. Sunday
what can the people tlo but follow In his
footsteps? I would rather give a great sum
of gold than appear to be disloyal, but 1
cannot be disloyal to Christ, and It la. bet
ter that these things should bs said." ,
BULGARIANS INVADE TURKEY
Revolatloaary Baads Take Advaataae
f Withdrawal af Troops
ta Eater. ..
LONDON, March-A dkspaten' printed
tnaey In the Standard from Its correspond,
eat at Constantinople says that since the
liberation of Mlse Ellen 8tone the Ameri
can missionary, numerous ' revolutionary
bands havs crossed from Bulgaria Into
Turkish territory, taking advantage of the
temporary withdrawal of troops from the
frontier. This wss evidently planned by
the . Macedonian committee, explains ths
correspondent, and, although no Immediate
danger la feared, such crossing of the fron
tier may reault In conflicts with the Otto
MEETS APPROVAL IN AUSTRIA
Vleaaa Paper Thlake the Elevatlea
f Diplomatic. Poets a Good
VIENNA. March 7. The Fremdenblatt,
referring to the decision of the government
to raise the mission of Austria-Hungary at
Washington to an embassy, saya:
Aa the United States legation at Vienna
will also be converted Into an embaasy, the
relations of Austria-Hungary and the
United Statee will be represented In a man
ner In consonance with the present impor
tance and which will be enhanced In the
future. Political hostilities between the two
countries, humanely speaking, is no more
probable In the future than it was in the
past. In view of the Impending rearrange
ment of the political-commercial relatione
of Europe and the United Btatea It la
doubly Important to be in close contact
with all natlona which axe pre-eminent In
the economic domain.
BANDITS CAPTURE" PRIEST
Oatlawa Arease IadlaaaUoa aad
Freach aad Raaelaa Kavlea
Bead Oat Traepe.
PEKIN, March 7. Bandit soldiery have
captured a priest at Jehol, about 100 miles
northeast of Pektn.
Both the French and Russlsns are anxious
to send troops to rescue this priest, but
as Jehol la a rich gold mining district, ths
court baa ordered General Mai Tuk Waa to
hurry and releaae the prtaoner In order to
forestall the entry of foreign troops Into
MASON, TOURISTS AT JAFFA
RepreeeatatlTCe ef Graad Lodges at
Aaaeriea Will Bold Meetlac at
Klas; Solemoo'a tsaarrles.
JERC8ALEM, March 7. The White Star
Use steamer Celtic, having on board BOO
American tourists, destined for this city,
arrived at Jaffa yeaterday afternoon. One
hundred Free Maaons, repreaentlng every
grand lodge in North American, will hold a
meeting at King Solomon's quarries under
ths auspices of ths Royal Solomon
mothsr ledge of Jerusalem.
SUCCESSOR TO PAUNCEF0TE
Yorkshire Feet Bays Hta, Alfred Lit
tlctoa Is Likely to gaeeeed
LONDON, March 7. The Yorkshire Post
tedsy saya It learns that Hon. Alfred Lit
tleton la likely to eucceed Lord Pauncefots
as British ambassador at Waablagtoa.
Refaae ta Pay Hew Taxes.
SHANGHAI, March 7. The foreign resi
de ate of Kobe, Japan, at a mass meeting,
decided to refuae paymeat of the new taxa
tion on property, as a violation of treaties,
until the question Is definitely settled be
tween the powers and Jspan.
Jeha Redmoad Beroeaee Heir.
LONDON. March . By ths death of hU
uncle. Lieutenant General John Patrick
Sutton Redmond, John Redmond, M. P., ta-
beiiia large, but heavily encumbered, es
tates La lrelaai. a
REPLIES TO THE NEBRASKASS
Congressman Mondell Trie to Answer
Critics of Irrigation Bill.
RELIES ON VAST ARTESIAN SUPPLY
Expects Sabterraaeaa Rivers aad
Storage Basins to Prodaco t'alform
Flow la serf ace Streasas at .
4 8enel-Arld States.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Msrch 7. (Special Tele
gram.) Representative Mondell today re
ported favorably the bill for the reclama
tion of arid lands, aa Introduced by Repre
sentative Newlands. The report covers
twenty-fire pages of typewritten matter and
If exhaustive In character. Of the states
nsmed in the bill, Kansas and Nebraska,
according to the report, contain no landa
Which strictly spesklng, are arid, though
nearly one-third of the western portion of
each atate Is semi-arid, and a considerable
portion of the aeml-arid lands Is susceptible
to Irrigation. The amount of land remain
ing In public ownership In these states Is
comparatively small. In Nebraaka about one-
tenth and in Kanaas a considerable smaller
Mr. Mondell saya the American pioneer
has Irrigated In the region included in the
bill, about 7.500,000 acres of land, and has
expended thereon a sum estimated at $200,
000,000. The . acreage under Irrigation la
Nebraska is given at 148,638; South Dakota,
43,010; Wyoming, 803,942.
No Loader aa Experiment.
The report of the Irrigation committee
aays that the territory affected by the bill
la nearly one-half the area of the United
States, and that In the sixteen arid land
states there are over 635,000,000 acres, or
more than one-aixteenth of the area of the
country, of publlo land aubject to entry. Of
this vast tract only ' 10,000,000 acres will
produce corps without Irrigation, showing
the wide extent of the arid districts.
Mr. Mondell points out that with such a
vsst dominion no other than the govern
ment can deal adequately with the problem
of Irrigation. He also shows that Irriga
tion long ago passed the experimental stage
and that lta great advantages have been es
tablished in this country and abroad. The
bill, he says, proposes no taxation to carry
out the irrigation project, the entire ex
pense being derived from the sale of publlo
landa In the states to be Irrigated.
Seeks to Meet Objectless.
In reply to the objections made against
the measure by the Nebraska representa
tives In congress; that aa the bill stood it
would have the effect. If paaaed, of consid
erably reducing the volume of water In the
Platte river flowing through Nebraska, Mr.
Mondell says: "The bill provides for the
sinking of artesian wells. It Is hoped that
theae test wells will demonstrate the exist
ence of an extensive artesian basin through
out western Kansas and Nebraska, as well
as elsewhere In the region. The aeml-arld
states which receive their water fr6m the
arid mountain states will not only have ths
benefit of jtU the storage and the diversion
undertaken' with l, view of reclaiming the
aeml-arid lands within their borders, but
will also be .benefited by every storage and
diversion work undertaken and accomplished
at the headwaters and along upper course
of ths streams.
Relies oa Sterea-e Worka.
"The storage work will hold harV h
flood waters which would otherwise go to
waste or cause destruction, and these
waters, utilised In connection with tha
larger proportion of the natural flow of
stream, could without flood conservation
be utilized for the Irrigation of larva tr.t.
of land and in a short time wouM convert
these tracts, now absolutely dry. Into water-
soaked areas, seepage from which, return
ing to the stream, would produce a largely
Increased and nnlform flow In the lower
course of the rivers, at a time when most
needed, and when under present conditions
the streams are lowest."
Senator Gamble today laid before tha
senate petitions signed by over 160 citizens
of South Dakota, praying for the passage
of the Grout oleomargarine bill. The- pe
titions came from the towns of Greenfield,
Armour and Aleen.
Mercer oa Coagrresaloaal Committee.
The republican members of the Nebraaka
delegation In congress have selected D. H.
Mercer tor represent Nebraska on the na
tional congressional committee. Congress
man Burke of South Dakota will be selected
as member of the committee from that
Representative Stark, who has been ac
tively Interested In having the State de
partment look Into the charges made by
B. A. Fowler, a son of W. A. Fowler of
Ashland, agalnat the British government for
Impressing him Into the English army and
compelling him to light against the Boers,
haa received a letter from Asalstant Sec
retary Adee. The letter Is as follows, ad
dressed to W. A. Fowler, Ashland, Neb.:
I have to acknowledge receipt of your
letter of the t8th ult., in regard to obtain
ing transportation to thla country for your
son, 8. A. Fowler, who after serving In the
British army, was discharged at Durban
In reply I have to, say that a copy of
your letter haa been sent to the consul
eneral at Capetown, with Instructions to
endeavor to have the young man sent to
Senator Clark of Wyoming gave notice
today that he would propose an amend
ment to the pestsfflce appropriation bill,
when It comes before the senate, to pay
James Graham $900 for carrying ths dally
mail from Altamont to Aspen. On the
old line of the Union Pacific.
Senator Gamble today reported favorably
his bill to ratify the argeement with the
Rosebud Indiana, which cedes J20,000 acres
of land In Gregory county. South Dakota.
The bill appropriates $480,000 to carry the
argeement Into effect. A section added
sets apart townsblpa It and 38 for school
DlTlaloa of Nebraaka.
Senator McComas of Maryland today made
a favorable report from the committee of
the Judiciary, en the bill Introduced by
Senator Dietrich, providing for the division
of the atate of Nebraaka into two judicial
districts, making the Platte river the dlvl
Senator Blackburn, democratic member of
the subcommittee In charge of the bill,
roucurs with Mr. McComaa. Senator Mo-
Comas reports the bill without amendment
and says: "Nebraska Is a very large atate.
Its population is rspidly increasing. It
appears from ths annual report of the at
torney general that there were pending in
the federal district July 1, 1&0, 111 criminal
oases and 463 civil snd other suits. In a
rapidly growing state the business of ths
federal courts will rapidly increase. It Is
(tkely that the additional expense esused
by the creation of the new district will
soon be ssvsd to tha govsramsnt In re
duced feea mileage and other charges."
The South Dakota colony hare gave a
CuUbu4 oa Bceea4 Pace. .
ARREST HUSBAND OF VICTIM
Officers Baapeet William Klamp aa
' Accomplice la Marder of
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Msrch 7. Latest
developments In the Investigation of the
death of Mrs. Anna Klump, the young wife
of William Klump, of Lowell Point, shows
one of the most cold-blooded murders Mich
igan has aver known.
After a diligent Inquiry Into the circum
stances, Sheriff Patterson this evening took
William Klump into custody and lodged him
In jail here. Ths officers express the be
lief that , the deadly powders sent through
the mall were aubatltuted foe the harmless
headache powders which the envelopes had
originally contained and that they were
sent to several persons la the village for
the purpose of throwing the blame npon the
manufacturers of the headache remedy and
thua divert suspicion from the sender of
The officers who bsve Investigated the
case state that Klump was Infatuated with
another woman, a widow, whom It Is al
leged he had agreed to marry before be
met and won the love of the pretty 16-year-
old daughter of Mr., and Mra. Watson of
Lowell. Klump had been married twice.
His first wife lived In Lowell and it Is
claimed that the other woman In the .case
was the cauae of hta separation from her
The sheriff and his deputies are trying
to locate Hattle Whitfield. She at one
time lived In this city aad it is said that
Klump visited her here. Officers want to
the house of her parents tn Vergennes town
ship, but did not find her there, nor could
they learn where she had gone.
Klump was interviewed at the Jail to
night He is about 35 years of age. He
declared he waa entirely Innocent of the
charge on which he waa arrested. He said
he had no knowledge of what the alleged
ssmple of headache powders contslned or
whence they came. He got the envelope
containing the powder addressed to his wife
at the Lowell postoftlce with some other
mall and brought It to the house, supposing
It was an ordinary advertising sample. He
denied the truth of the report that he had
been attentive to another woman or that
there waa any reason for his wanting his
wife out of the way.
FEEL NO ALARM OVER ETRURIA
Officials of the Llae Believe Missies;
Vessel Is Free of
, V '
NEW TORK, March 7. The New York
sgeats of the Cunard line said 'today they
had received no further Information of
Etrurla, but that tha steamer Elbe will
take off Etruria'a passengers and transfer
them to Liverpool.
LONDON, March 7. Tha officials of the
Cunard lino declare there la no cause for
alarm over Etrurla. . I
A dispatch to the Dally Mail, from
Horta, Azores, dated March 7, aaya Etrurla
Is hourly expected at that port. On the
evening of February 27, continues the cor
respondent of the Dally Mall, a rumbling
sound la tha engine rooms of Etrurla, fol
lowed by a crash, aan- ?'-"i:4 that the pro
peller had gone and if soon found that
It had carried away the rudder with it.
Etrurla was then. In latitude 40.3 north,
longitude 40.38 west. ' It was experiencing
fine weather, although not long before the
weather had been boisterous. There was
no excitement among the passengers when
they learned of the accident. An hour pre
vious to losing its propeller Etrurla had ex
changed good-night signals with Umbria at
a distance of about forty miles and had dis
patched various wireless messages from Its
passengers for delivery in New York.
Shortly after the accident Etrurla tried
again, but unsuccessfully, to call up Um
bria. The same night the British steamer
Cliff waa sighted. Cliff stood by until day
light, when an arrangement was made to
tow the Cunarder. On the morning of Feb
ruary 28 the tank Ottawa was sighted.
Ottawa stoot) by Etrurla until , March 3.
Nearly two days were spent In rigging the
Jury rudder, during which time Etrurla
waa towed less than fifty miles.
SHAW VISITS WALL STREET
Now Secretary of Treaaary Meets
Moaey Klaajs oa Hla
NEW' YORK, March T. Secretary of the
Treasury Shaw today made his first visit to
the financial district sines he assumed office.-
The secretary said his visit here had
no apeclal significance; that he was simply
looking over the ground.
Concerning the recent requests to trans
fer gold to San Fransclsco, he said:
Application for such transfer of gold haa
been made to the Treasury department,' but
so far it "has not been made. In my opin
ion the application was made more as a
precaution agalnat any developments which
might arise. I do not, however, believe
that S30.UtiO.000 will be transferred and it Is
doubtful In my mind if more than IS.OOO.OUO
will be transferred. Ul course, tne trans
fer of gold by that method from New
Tork to San Francisco la of advantage to
the rovemment because gold accumulates
In San Francisco and the aurplus haa to
be shipped east at considerable expense.
If the application should have been made
for transfer rrom nan rranciaco 10 in e w
Tork ws could not havs granted It.
BRYAN CANT NAME THE MAN
Editor of Cemmeaer Falls to Deal,
aato Next Deatoeratlo Presl
SCRANTON. Pa.. March 7. William J.
Bryan, who lectured here tonight, was
asked whom he considered a democratic
presidential possibility. He ssld:
"No one can tell in advance what the
Issues will be or what will be their relative
Importance. It ought to be ssfs to predict
that democratic principles will be applied
to the Issues aad It ought to be that the
platform ahould be written by thoae whose
fidelity to those principles Is not aubject to
THREE MEN HURT IN SLIDE
iBiared la Avalanche Which Com.
pletely Destroys the Top
DENVER. March 7- Calvin Bullock, who
is Interested In the Butterfly-Terrible
amines near Tellurlde, received the follow'
lag telegram from Ophlr today:
. Slide took out top of Sanbernadlno
tram. Three, men were hurt; none dead.'
Tha Butterfly-Terrible mines are situ
ated oa the slope of Yellow mountain near
the Ophir loop.
Waste Tkaski for Itehley.
' WASHINGTON. March 7. Senator Mc
Com is todsy presented to the senate the
memorial of the Maryland legislature, ask
ing tbst the thsnks of ths congress be ex
tended to Rear Admiral 8chley by name,
oa account of bis services during the war
with &iaio, . . . .
WON'T ATTEND CORONATION
Miss Roosevelt Cancels the Engagement bj
Her Father's Counsel.
TOO YOUNG FOR INTERNATIONAL DEMANDS
When Poaltlea that His DaaaWter
Woold Oeeapy la Coart Affaire Is'
Dlseassed Presldeat Decides
to Cheats Prosjram.
WASHINGTON. March 7. Miss Alice
Roosevelt, daughter of the president, will
not attend the coronation of King Edward.
While the White House officials decline to
discuss the matter It was stated by those
In a position to know that the president
bad decided that she should not go.
It was learned tonight that the reason
why Miss Roosevelt will not attend the
coronation Is because it has been found
practically Impossible for her to go, simply
as a young American girl, traveling priv
ately In the household of Special Ambas
Notwithstanding It was stated she would
not go to London aa daughter of the preal
dent, but simply as Miss Roosevelt, It waa
learned that London court circles were
seriously considering the status shs would
occupy in court affairs. When Miss Roose
velt's status became a matter of Interna
tional discussion the preesident first con
sidered the advisability of cancelling the
visit, but not until It was found that an
Invltstlon to visit the emperor and empress
of Germany wss on the way to America,
wss It decided that In view of the extreme
youth of Miss Roosevelt and the Interna
tional courtesies she would be called on to
meet, the English vlstt and all Its delights,
would have to be relinquished.
COURT DOUBTS JURISDICTION
Jastlees Divide oa Declsloa ta Case of
SampsoB Prise Moaey
WASHINGTON, March 7. The district
court of appeals todsy announced Its de
cision in the prlxe money cases Instituted
by Admiral Sampson for himself, bis of
ficers and enlisted men In the Santiago
campaign and appealed from the district
The court is divided. Chief Justice Alvey,
who delivered the opinion, held that the
appeal ahould not have been taken to that
court, but withholds the order of dismissal.
This course is with a view to preserving the
appeal in case the United States supreme
court ahould decide the appeal was right
fully taken. The decision says, however.
that the order of dismissal will be entered
in case It Is desired to appeal to the United
States supreme court from the order.
Justice Morris In concurring, says he is
not satisfied that his court has no juris
diction, but as that would deny jurisdiction
of the supreme court, such a ruling should
come from the latter court. Justice Shep
pard will file a dissenting opinion.
IN HANDS. OF THE TREASUBER
Removal of CoaatervalllBsT Duties oa
Ingar Left with Secretary
WASHINGTON. Msrch 7. Minister Town
send, at Brussels, has Informed the State
dep'srtment that he la able to certify aa of
ficial the statement of the agreement
reached by the beet sugar producing coun
tries, namely the abolition of all bounties
on sugar' and provision for a uniform cus
toms tariff of six francs per 100 kilograms,
or about a half-cent a pound. Roumanla
alone of the countrlea represented in the
conference refused to enter Into this ar
rangement. Her total sugar production ta
believed to be too small to affect the In
tegrity of the agreement.
These facts have been made known to
the United States treasury and they must
at once take steps to move the counter
vailing duties now levied on bounty aided
sugar, thus considerably affecting the rev
enues. It will be for the treaaury officials
to say when the change la to take effect
and how cargoes In shipment will be
AMENDS SHIP SUBSIDY BILL
Senator MeLaarln Seeks ' to Preveat
High Officials from Ob.
WASHINGTON, March 7. Senator Mo
Laurln of Mississippi todsy gave notice of
an amendment he will offer to the ship
subsidy bill lntsnded to prevent the high
officials of the United States from receiv
ing any benefit from the enactment of the
proposed law. The amendment requires
that the names of all members of firms pr
of Incorporators or stockholders of all cor
porations, whether owners of subsidized
ships or contractors to build the aame, shall
be made public It then proceeds as fol
lows: No senator or representative or president
of the United States or judare of any court
of the United States shall be directly or
Indirectly interested in any contract under
this contract or any corporation navmg a
contract under thla act or directly or In
directly receive any money or thing of
value or worth under the provisions of this
art. or be directly or indirectly Interested
in any corporation or vessel which is a
beneficiary u'Oer tnis act.
INCREASE IN DAIRY . TRADE
Heavy Gains Made la Batter, Cheese
aad Similar Prodaets la
WASHINGTON. March 7. The censua
preliminary report on butter, cheese and
condensed milk, factory product. Including
urbaa dairy products, shows the following
summary for 1900, with percentages of in
crease since 1890:
Number of establishments, 955, Increase
ES per cent; capital. $38,608,015, increase,
120 per cent; wage earnera, average number,
12,865, Increase X per cent; total wsges,
$6,170,670, Increase, 40 per cent; miscel
laneous expenses, $1,509,768. Increaaa, 83
per cent; cost of materials used $109,151
2u6, lncresse. 118 per cent; value of pro
ducts, $131,199,317. Increase, 109 per cent.
Colorado Oppoaed to Reciprocity.
WASHINGTON, Msrch 7. Senstor Teller
today presented In the ssnsts a memorial
from the Colorado legislature, urging that
the present tariff on sugar bo retained, and
protesting against any reciprocity with
Cuba, as opposed to the rapidly developing
beet sugar Interests of the western states,
For Meatless aad Laramie.
WASHINGTON. March 7. The senate
committee on public buildings and grounds
today authorised favorable reports on new
public buildings as follows: Colorado
Springs. Colo., $130,000; Laramie. Wyo ,
$100,000; Sherman, Tex., $150,000; Hastings,
Neb., $125,000. , , . r,r
CONDITION 0FJTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nehraakiv-Oenerslly Fslr Sat
urday and Sunday; Variable Winds.
Hoar. Dear. Hoar. Dr.
B a. m 40 l p. m ert
a. m 40 a p. at 4M
Ta. bi ..... . an Hp. m HO
a a. an su 4 p. at (Ml
a a. m ...... 4 J R p. m ...... B4
10 a, m . . . , , . 4 1 p. nt B2
11 a. an 4T T p. m 4S
IS an 4H 8 p. m X
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LOVE 0UTRUNS THE TRAIN
Yoaagt Coaple Marry Before Girl's
Father Caa Reach aad Fre
CHICAGO. March 7. After racing across
the state in an endeavor ta prevent the
marriage of his daughter. Miss Daisy Clem,
tha president of the national stockyards of
Eaat.St. Louis, arrived In Chicago tonight
just in time to witness the conclusion of
the wedding ceremony. Then Instead of be
coming enraged over his lack of success
he accepted the situation and gave hla
blessing to the couple.' The only objection
which the parents of the young couple had
to their marriage was that occasioned by
their extreme youth.
The bride, who wss one of the East St.
Louis' besutles, is but 17 years old. Gor
don Alexsnder, who has been employed In
St. Louts, Is the son of William H. Alex
ander of Mobile, Ala., Is 20 years eld and
comes from one of the best families In the
RECOVER BODIES OF. MINERS
Five of Victims of Explosion Dead
Whea Fob a d by the Res
MONONGAHELA, Pa.. March 7. The five
bodies of the victlma of the fire damp ex
plosion at Catsburg mine yesterday were
recovered shortly after midnight and
brought out to the main entrance. They
were dead when found by one of the res
cuers and wero blackened, burned and
bruised almost beyond recognition.
Inspector Henry Louttlt stated after com
ing out of the mine that they had found
little or no trace of gas, but had made no
tests. He said there wss no fire in the
main entry, but could not tell the condi
tions in the other parts of the mine.
Mr. Louttlt also said that the mine had
not been declared safe by him and that
the party that had gone in had been sent
to see If they could extinguish the fire.
He refused to advance any theory as to how
ths explosion occurred. '
TELEPHONE COMBINE FORMED
Varloas Lines la Paclne Northwest
CoBsolldato L'Bder the Worthy
westera of Ohio.
PORTLAND, Ore., March 7. It Is stated
that a atrong combination of telephone sys
tems Is being formed In the Pacific north
west wlthi the lines radiating from Port
land. 1 Aa far' as the Pacific' northwest is
concerned, the combination as at present
formed includes the Columbia Telephone
company of Portland, the Independent Tele
phone company of Seattle, the Independent
Telephone company of Spokane, the Buffert
Coadon company of The Dalles, the Inde
pendent Telephone company of Salem, the
Independent company of Forest Grove, and
ths Independent company of Mclnnville.
Lines will, It Is announced, be run Into
every town In Oregon, Washington and
probably parts of Idaho and Montana.
The company controlling ths Columbia
Telephone company of this city snd most
of the others named, Is the Northwestern
Telephone company of Youngstown and
Warren, Ohio. ,
FIGHT BETWEEN CONVICTS
Fierce Eaeoaater Results la Serlons
Iajary to Both sad Fatal
LEAVENWORTH, Kan.. March 7. In a
fight In the coal mine at the Kansas peni
tentiary Antonio Lomalns' skull was frac
tured by John Williams, another1 convict.
The latter was stabbed in the back by the
Mexican and asverely wounded. Lomalns
is lying at the point of death In the priaon
hospital. Both are noted as desperate
TWINS DIE FROM LAUDANUM
Iafaats Are Gives Drag by the
Father la Attempt to
KANSAS CITY. Mo., March 7. Arthur
and Benjamin Lock ridge, twins, 5 months
old, died at their home In Kanaas City,
Kan., "from the effect of four drops of
laudanum, which was administered to them
by their father. Tha babies were restless
and the father gave them the drug aa a
EXPECT DECISION WITHIN WEEK
Officials la Co baa Postal Fraads Case
BrlaartasT Trial to a
HAVANA, Msrch 7. At today's hearing
of the Cuban poatofOce frauds case counael
for Estes G. Rathbons finished their argu
ment. The fiscal will spek sgaln tomorrow.
The caaea will then be taken under con
sideration by the court and decision Is ex
pected within a week.
KILLS HIS ONLY BROTHER
YobbsT Maa Flrra Fatal Shot la Flsjht
. Over a Gamo of
PRINCETON, Mo.. March 7. Charles Call
shot and killed his only brother, George
Call, la a fight at their home here, over
a game of cards. The boys art 20 and 22
years of age. They owned ths fsrm where
the killing occurred, and lived alone.
Movements of Oceaa Vessels, March T,
At New York Arrived Lucanla, from
Liverpool and Queenatown.
At Boston Arrived I'omonga, from Glas
gow; Celtic, from New York, via Kunchal.
At Sydney Arrived Moana, from Van
couver, via Honolulu and Brisbane; Sierra,
from Sun Francisco, via Honolulu and
At London Arrived Glenfarg. from
Seattle, Hlogo, etc; Totmes. from Han
Francisco. Balled Minneapolis, for New
At Liverpool Arrived Pretorian, from
St. John. N. is , and Halifax.
At Movllle Sailed Ionian, from Liver
pool, for Hullfax and St. John, N. B.
At Qutenstown Arrived Campania, from
New York, for Liverpool.
At Yokohama dulled Duke of Fife, from
Hong Kong, Shanghai and Kobe, for Vic
toria, B. C and Tacuma.
At the Llxard Passed La Champagne,
treat New; York, for lUvre,
PRINCE ENDS TOUR
Complete! Itinerary of Thirteen States,
Betnrning to Hew Tork.
HIGHLY IMPRESSED WITH ENTIRE VISIT
Speaks in Cordial Terms of United States
and His Reception.
GRATEFUL FOR AMERICAN HOSPITALITY
feature of Last Day is Visit to West
CADETS WIN ADMIRATION OF THE PRINCE
Fear More Daya Hemala of Royal
Goeat's Stay, Darlngr Which Time
He Will Visit City of
NEW YORK. March 7,-Prlnce Henry of
Prussia today completed his tour and Is
once more In New York, where, he will re
main until Monday, when he goes to Phil
adelphia. He waa absent from the city for
nine days, during which time hla special
train waa within the territory of thirteen
states and logged a total distance of 4.S&S
He waa greatly pleaaed with hla trip and
tonight, through his side, Captain von
Muller, Issued a statement expressing his
satisfaction at ths opportunity which cam
to him and his gratification at the cordial
ity with which he was received through
out the country. Captain von Muller aald:
His royal highness Is very much pleaaed
by his trip Into the Interior of the United
States. He Is fuily aware of the fact that
he has had only a very superficial gilmps
of a very small portion of the United
States and that he might perhaps have
used his time to greater advantage had he
remained in one of the larger cities of the
east. But ho la convinced, nevertheless,
that, conaldering the character of hla mis
sion, the trip was the right thing for hlra.
In making it he has obtained a fair Idea
of the countr) and its resources which the
capital of the United Statea and the great
commercial centers of the east alone could
not have given him, but more than this
lmpiYHHlon he valuea the hearty welcome
which he met In all the places he went
through; a welcome that showed him. how
the people of the United States every
where understood and appreciated the In
tention of the German emperor In sending
Gratetal to All Hla Hosts.
The prince made a speech In St. Louis In
which he said he regretted not to have
been able always to express hie thanks to
those who greeted him at the railway sta
tions or otherwlRS to show him their re
spects. He wishes to have the Intent of
that epeech conveyed to all those who In
the course of the trip gave him such a cor
dial reception, and especially he wishes to
express his thanks to those who, early in
the morning, when he was not prepared
and still In bed, welcomed him with muslo
The receptions by the greet cities of the
south and the middle west were more than
he ever had expected, and so were the re
ceptions In the east. But his royal high
ness Is equally thankful for what the
smaller places did In showing him their
goodwill, though the train In such places
stopped only a few minutes and frequently
not at all.. -'..,.,.. . . ..,,..:.. .
-Altogether the prince Is most gratified bv
his trip and shall never forget how the
American people everywhere met him with
hospitality and sympathy.
Last pay la Bventfal.
Prince Henry's lsst day on the special
train which carried him to the south and 1
east rivalled In Interest any of the others
spent by the prince on the tour, for It be
gan with a visit to Albany, Included a run
In bright sunlight down ths west shore of
the Hudson river and closed with a re
ception at the United States military
academy at West Point. It was 2 o'clock
when tha special train departed from Bos
ton and daylight when It waa climbing
through the range of hills that divide
Massachusetts and New York.
Albany was reached at 8:80 o'clock and
Mayor Gaus, In behalf of the city, and Gov
ernor Odell, for the state, met the prince at
union station with formal official greetings.
Then, under cavalry escort, he drove to the
city ball and capltol to return the cour
tesy shown him. The people of the city
lined the rout throughout and their cheers
sounded In popular welcome.
Received by tho Leglslatare.
He was received by the two house of the
legislature and returned bis thsnks to
their presiding officers for the honor. He
looked through the capltol and, returning,
under guard of cavalry. Infantry and po
lice, to the union station, left at 10:30 for
West Point, The train had been trans-,
ferred to the West Shore road, and George
H. Daniels, general passenger agent of the
New York Central, who lunched with him,
was the guide who showed him the his
toric and scenic points from ths car win
dow down ths river.
West Point was reached at 1 o'clock and
greeted the prince with the military honor
due his place in the naval service of his
country. Colonel Mills cam to the sta
tion with a number of the officers of the
academy and, with a troop of cavalry,
drove him to the parade grounds on ths
heights. As the cavalry escort showed at
the brow of the Inclined road, Knox bat
tery fired twenty-one guns. The cadets,
formed la six companies, vers at once
marched on the field, and the prince, with
Colonel Mill and their respective military
staffs, Inspected them. Dress parade fol
lowed, with the prince as reviewing officer.
Cadets Wla Praise from Prince.
The cadets, la their handsom gray uni
forms, kept their line perfectly in snow
that was hoo deep and their marching
won the praise of ths prince and hi of
ficers. The prince saluted and his offi
cers uncovered when the colors passed the
reviewing stand. After the review tb ca
dets were drawn up In Closs formation, and
the prince, advancing to the front of the
first company, addressed them. H said:
I wish to congratulate you on their splen
did appearance. 1 am happy at the chance
of seeing such a splendid lot of young
men. 1 must also congratulate your na
tion on having the service of such a splen
did lot of young men. 1 am given to un
derstand that you are about to celebrate
the Moth anniversary of the academy and
1 trust that the occasion will be a happy
one. I rejoice at the chance of visiting
this beautiful place. Again I thank you.
Ideal Day far Review.
The parade grounds were surrounded by
a great cowd and the entire review made
an Impressive picture. The day waa bright
and clear and the view of tb aurroundlng
country was excellent. At ths close of the
review the prince visited Memorisl hall,
where the officers on duty at the academy
were Introduced to bim. He greeted them
all very warmly and complimented them
on their work.
Leaving Memorial ball, ths prlnc and
hi suft went to the riding school, where
the cadets gav an exhibition ef riding.
The jumping feat of Cadet Herr, of the
first class, attracted the attention of the
prince aad at his request Herr repeated a.
standing Jump to tbs back of a horse la
motion. The cadet landed safely oa his,
feet and Jumped off again without losing'
hla balance. After ta display of rough
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