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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 1, 1871.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 23, 1902-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
INJUNCTION ON RATES
Temporary Entraining Order Against the
Steam Lines Entering Chicago.
TRY TO STOP TARIFF DISCRIMINATIONS
Granted In Compliance with Intentate
Commerce Commission'! Request.
HOLDS GOOD UNTIL JUNE 1 OR LATER
Invokes Illinois Central and Chicago '
Northwestern Among Others.
,C0URT DETERMINED TO ENFORCE ORDER
Declares Railroad Violating thf De
cree TV 111 nc Singled tint and
CHICAGO, March 24. With (he consent
of the defendant. Judge Grosseup In the
Circuit court today Issued the temporary
restraining order asked for by the Inter
state Commerce commission against the
railway! entering Chicago. The order
holds good until June 1 or until further or
ders fram the court.
The railroads affected by the injunction
are: The Lake Short ft Michigan South
ern, the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago &
6t. Louis, the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne &
Chicago, the Michigan Central, the Illinois
Central and the Chicago & Northwestern.
Before entering the order Judge Grosscup
"But for the compliance of the defendants
1 should have required the fullest possible
tearing. The matter is one of extreme
Importance and not to bo decided without
the most mature deliberation."
It Is believed that the railways named
greed not to contest the petition for an
Injunction at this time, In order that other
roads eventually, might be brought into
court and compelled to give up to the pro
visions of the law and the interstate com
Rates on qual Basis.
"Personally I believe freight rates should
tie as steady and equal as postage rates
and that no discriminations should be
made. The person who turns over freight
to a common carrier for transportatloa
should be made to feel that he will enjoy
the same rate as every other shipper. The
kind of trafflo on which these bills Is
based Is much more complicated than mall
able matter and the rates therefore should
ba subject to that much stricter regula
tion. But the question here Is that the
government haa to enforce the provisions
of this interstate commerce act. If this
application for an Injunction ran be main
tained It will make the courts of equity
the masters of the maintenance of rates.
Such a finding might also prove to be the
vitalizing principle of the act.
"If any departure from the established
rates Is made by any of these railroads
during the pendency of these orders the
court will take great pains to seek -out .the
offender add provide against further viola
tions." Few Monopolies ef Freight Rates.
In addressing the court, beforo counsel
for the railroads said no opposition would
be made. Judge W. A. Day, for the govern
ment, declared that fewer men than ran
be counted on the fingers of the two hands
enjoyed a monopoly in freight sales In
the t'nlted States when grain and the
products of the stock yards and the in
terests affiliated with them were to be
ahlpped. The railways, he said. Ignored all
law and while the rutting of ratea went on
prior to the year 1S01 during that year the
companies became so bold that they openly
and braienly billed the freight at cut rates,
which the government would show. While
the regular rate on packing house producta
was published at 23 cents, the govern
ment was prepared to show that the fa
vored shippers were given a rate as low as
IS cents, Illegally maintaining such tariffs,
, While all the rest of the people ef the coun
try were denied them. Judge Day declared
I further that the same praotices prevailed
loo all trafflo generally used for the ordinary
I necessities of life. He declared such prac
tices to be In open defiance of tha laws of
Che land and a great restraint upon trade.
(TRUST TO GO INTO BEET SUGAR
(Two Factories to Ba Built Bad Oner.
,, ated la Colorado aa
. ' Starter.
DENVER, March 24. The Republican
ays: The American Sugar Refining com
pany has made the first move to take up the
beet sugar Industry In Colorado. Henry E.
Nleee of New York, superintendent of con
struction and refiners of the American
Sugar Refining company, after two weeks
pent in an investigation of the situation
In Colorado, haa returned to New York.
.Two companies, to operate in Boulder.
,Wld. Larimer. Arapahoe, Jefferaon, Mor
gan, Washing-ton and Logan counties, have
'been incorporated with a combined capi
tal of 11.000,000, and Mr. Nieae has secured
options on lands suitable for best culture
and for the erection of sugar refineries.
.These lands are these which Independent
beet sugar companies were examining with
a view to purchase.
CONTRACT HELD NOT VALID
Agreement Exacted by Railroads of
Their Employes Condemned
by Colorado Coart.
DENVER, March 24 Judge Mulllns, In
the district court today decided that the
agreements which railroad companies and
tha Pullman company exact of their em
ployee, discharging the companies from 11a.
' MUty for damages In caae of Injuries re
sulting from accident, are illegal and void.
The decision waa given In the case of
Clarence L. Adams, a Pullman conductor,
who was Injured in a collision and aued the
Rock Island and Denver and Rio Orande
railroads for $15,000 damages. Ths corpora
tions pleaded the contract made by Adams
;wtlh the Pullman company aa a bar to the
Suit and the court overruled the plea."
LOW SIGNS TUNNEL BILL
Mayor Sanctions Construction Cnder
Horth River and Project Con
tingent oa Odell.
I KEW YORK, March 24. Mayor Low to
day signed the bill authorising the Penn
sylvania railroad to construct a tunnel un
der the North river and to build to rail
roal stations la the Borough of Manhattan.
. The bill now giea to the govern ox for
' tUaJ.aOloa, y w
SEAL FISHERIES A FAILURE
Steamer In from Xorth Allanllc
Brings Dlirnnmalnf Mews
ST. JOHNS. N. F., March 21. The steamer
Newfoundland, the first sealing ship to re
turn from the Ice fioes, arrived in the chan
nel today, with reports that indicate that
the season's fishery wss the worst on
tccord. It sailed March 10, proceeded up
the coast of the islands, met with no Ice
or seals, passed in through Belle Isle
straits to the Oulf of St. Lawrence and
cruised there, meeting with the same con
ditions. Newfoundland collided with a
small Iceberg, damaging its stem and
sheathing, and was forced to enter the
nnel harbor, near Cape Race, to effect
'4. 11 n" onljr 300 seslsklns on
C - ..w.ua V a I. Ill I J 1U,WJ. 1UV
'A-eports meeting the whole fleet
Mai t tb practically no seals.
The s Algonquin and Panther,
which w 'ng In the Oulf of St. Law.
renre, aba. "be fishery there and
passed out o '. .pile Isle straits, hoping
for better fortu e in the North Atlantic,
but from Newfoundland's report Is not
likely to have any luck there.
The news has occssioned a grave depres
sion, especially after the recent strikes.
Twenty ships and 4,000 men are Involved
In this failure of the fishery.
AMERICAN SHIPS AT KIEL
Men of War Will Appear There Dor.
I"R Regatta Week Cnder
BERLIN. March 24. Admiral Prince
Henry of Pruasla while in Washington, was
Informed that the American warships on
the European station under the command
of Rear Admiral Crownlnshleld would visit
Kiel during regatta week.
No American boats have been entered so
far for the Kiel races, but several American
steam yachts will ba present at Kiel dur
ing the regatta, the expectation being that
moBt of the yachts to be at Cowes the
week preceding the German regatta will
corao to Kiel. These visitors, together with
the officers of Admiral Crownlnsbleld's
squadron, will make quite an American
Prince Henry. In command of his squad
ron, sailed from Kiel this morning for three
days maneuvers. This squadron consists of
eight armored vessels. Prince Henry has
taken as his guests during the maneuvers,
nine officers of the Garde du Corps, in
cluding Prince Albert of Schleswlg-Holstein
and Prince Ratibon. The aquadron will re
turn next Thursday for the Easter holidays.
BEGINS A PERILOUS JOURNEY
Darius Traveler Starte from Siberia
to New York Over
land. LONDON, March 24 Letters received
here from Harry De Wlndt (leader of the
expedition which is attempting to make Its
way overland from Paris to New. York and
which left the former city December IS,
1901) dated Yakutsk. Siberia, February IS,
announced his Intention to depart on the
folio. lug day for Sredne-Kolyniak la East
Siberia. De Windt had then already cov
ered 2,000 miles of his land Journey since
ho left the railroad through blinding bill
iards nnd with the thermometer at from
25 to 50 degrees below zero.
The officials at Yakutsk, strongly urged
Mr. De Windt not to continue bis Journey.
They said the conditions were worse this
year than ever, that the cold was more in
tense and that epidemics and famine were
raging. The traveler, however, determined
to proceed, but unless he reached Sredne
Kolymok before May he probably will be
obliged to remain there until winter makes
DUMONT READY FOR A TRIP
Aeronnnt with Airship In London for
ties. LONDON, March 24. Santos-Dumont ar
rived in London todsy, bringing ths airship
with which he Intends to make a voyage
over London during the coronation festivi
ties. He said he proposed to sail for the
United States, to which country he goes on
his own Initiative, early In April, and will
consult with the authorities at St. Louis
on the subject of the conditions of the ex
The aeronaut confirms his Paris state
ments to the effect that he thought an
aerial course should be staked out around
Bt Louis, by mesns of captive balloons, and
added that competitors should be required
to complete the circuit within a time limit.
Santos-Dumont also endorsed his previous
statement that he hopes to Inaugurate an
International competition in New York
about the end of the current year, and that
he will remain In the United States about a
WHITES FREE FROM CHOLERA
Americana In Manila Not Stricken by
tha Disease Which Attaeka
MANILA. March 24. The outbreak of
cholera here does not create alarm. No
white persons have been atrlcken with the
disease. According to the reports of the
medical authorltlea made up at noon today,
there hsve been all told twenty-six cases
and twenty-one deaths.
The moving of trains on the railroad be
tween here and Dagupan haa been pro
hibited and no boat will be allowed to leave
Manila for Interlsland ports for the next
five dsys. The object of these restrictions
Is to prevent a general exodus and the
consequent possibility of spreading the dis
eases throughout the archipelago.
Japan haa declared a quarantine against
BALDWIN WANTS MORE GUNS
Two Three-Inch Machines
MANILA. March 24. Lieutenant Colonel
Frank D. Baldwin of the Fourth infantry,
who has been operating agalnat th Fili
pinos In Cavtte province, has, on account
of the Inaccessible places abounding in that
province, sent in a request for two I
inch guns and a supply of shrapnell shells
for uae against the insurgents.
NO CHANGE IN CONDITION
Cecil Rhodes Enjoys Fair Rest, bat
ludergoee o Real Im
provement. CAPETOWN. March 25. Cecil Rhodes
had a fair night's rest last night, but there
la aa amjirnvs)sieat rt Mrr OTiilflfrrh
MILES ON ME IIAWLEY BILL
Says it Opens Door to Dictation by Autocrat
or Military Despot.
THROWS AWAY LESSONS OF EXPERIENCE
Llentennnt C'enernl'a Words quoted
aa Spoken to the Senate Military
Committee In Condemning Re
WASHINGTON. March 24. The statement
of General Miles before the senate com
mittee on military affairs as It will appear
in the official records was made public to
night. The features which caused some
thing of a sensation when published the day
the statement was made do not appear and
the following colloquy at the closing of the
bearing explains it:
Mr. Pettus Mr. Chslrman. I think there
ought to be some mode of having these
The Chairman That will be done.
Mr. Pettus The report of the proceed
ings should be submitted to General Miles
with permission to strike out such portions
as ought not to be published.
Mr. Proctor That is it.
General Miles I do not know that there
Is anything to be stricken out
The Chairman We have been In the
habit of submitting to the v..tness before
the commission whoever he wss, the sten
ographer's report of his remarks for cor
rection of course.
Pettns Want Fair Play.
Mr. Pettus I wanted to go further than
that. The stenographer has no doubt taken
down correctly what the general has said,
but there are some things that he said
which he may desire to strike out, and 1
think he would be allowed that privilege.
The Chairman He must be the Judge of
Mr. Pettus He should be allowed the
liberty of striking out anything which
ought not to be published, even If It Is
stated correctly in the report.
The stenographer's report was submitted
to General Miles and the official report
Indicates that he followed closely the writ
ten statement be had prepared and read to
the committee. The main facts of the gen
eral's opposition to the War department
staff bill were given at the time. Some
of the features of the statement, however,
not reported at the time are of Interest.
Concerning the Inspector gneral's depart
ment he said:
"In the bill under consideration it Is pro
posed to abolish the corps of inspectors who
have been most instrumental in keeping the
army up to Its high character and efficiency
and in discovering defalcation. Inefficiency
and, on the other hand, encouraging and re
porting meritorious conduct, efficiency and
ability In all the different commands and
departments of the service."
Speaking of the general efficiency of pay,
quartermasters' and commissary depart
ments, he ssld:
"The three department mentioned have
rendered most efficient service in the great
civil war, the wars of ths frontier, the
Spanish-American war and in the Philip
pines and China. Ths maJndmlnlstratlotrJn
the commissary department that occasioned
so much suffering in 1898 wss not the fault
of the system, but of those responsible for
Its administration, and since it was exposed
snd corrected I am not aware that a single
caae has been reported where a soldier has
not received his dally food and his pay
when due from the commissary and pay de
partments, respectively, and these have
been promptly transported to him through
the efficient management of the quarter
Further along he said:
"It la centralization of the most pro
nounced type, augments the power of the
staff and In effect removes It further from
touch with the fighting force of the army.
The scheme Is revolutionary, casts to the
winds the lessons of experience and aban
dons methods which successfully carried us
through the moat memorable war epochs of
our history. The proposed plan is but an
effort to adopt and foster In a republican
form of government such as ours a system
peculiarly adapted to monarchies having
Immense standing armies. It would seem
to Germanise and Russianize the small army
or the united States."
Talk with McKlnley.
General Miles said that before the Span
ish war began he called on President Mc
Klnley and that when the president said
he supposed the army was ready, he (Gen
eral Miles) replied:
"The army, as far as the personnel Is
concerned. Is resdy for any service, but
there is much to be dona In the way of
equipment and the defense or the coast,
which ought to be supplied at the other
end of the capital."
The president, he added, consulted mem
bers of congress and the 150,000,000 defense
fund was voted.
In addition to that portion of the state
ment heretofore published, showing how
the president could, by promotions, make
a captain chief of staff with the grade of
lieutenant general. General Miles said:
"It seems to me you are throwing ths
door wide open for a future autocrat or a
military despot. It Is not. In my Judgment,
in accordance with the principle and theory
of democratlo government and for the best
Interests of the army which has existed
more than 100 years and fulfilled alt your
requirements to adopt such a scheme."
MINERAL LAND ACT APPROVED
Plana for Disposing; of Philippine
Claims Substitutes tho
WASHINGTON. March 24. Tha ..n.t.
committee on the Philippines today accepted
the report of the subcommittee consisting
oi eenators Mccomaa, Dcltrlch and Raw
lins, sppolnted to prepare a plan for dis
posing of the mineral lands in the Philip,
pine islands and prescribing ths conditions
of mining In those Islands, and ths plan
suggested will be adopted as a substitute
for the portion of Senator Lodge's bill deal
ing with the subject.
Tha substitute adopts the British-American
system of not permitting the locator
of a lode claim to go outside his boundary
lines vertically extended. The locator of a
lode or vein la allowed to enter a tract of
land 1,000 feet square as be Is required to
plainly mark hla claim with posts. Record
of claims Is to be made with the secretary
of the province In which they may be lo
cated. No one person is to ba allowed to make
mora than one location on the asms lode,
and ths surface land and timber are to be
used only for tha development of ths lode.
It Is required that no less than 11.600
worth of work shall be dons on a claim
each year. To aecura a patent on a claim
t600 worth of work must be done.
Placer claims are limited to twenty acres
of land for individuals aad 190 acres lojr a
HORSEWHIPS MAYOR OF CITY
Blanche Bolae, Carrie Nation's Pro
tege. Laahea City'' Official and
Threatena to Tb-raah Governor.
TOPEKA, Kan.. Match 24. Miss Blanche
Boise, a protege of Mrs. ' Nation, horse
whipped Mayor Parker in bis office at the
city building at 9 o'clock.' Three times sho
slashed the mayor and then he sprang at
her, gripped her by the throat, choked her,
tore the rawhide out of her hands and
pushed her Into the hall.
As Miss Boise was thrust" out by Mayor
Parker she exclaimed: '"Thank God I'vo
done It. I've horsewhipped you and now I'm
going to horsewhip the governor."
Before beginning her horsewhipping Miss
Boise gave the mayor a sever scolding and
accused him of being responsible for the
fact that the Joints ara running openly In
Topeka, and for the murder which was re
cently committed in Roy Daniel's saloon.
She then pulled her horsewhip from the
folds of her dress and before the mayor
knew what had happened she struck him
three times across the head and shoulders.
Miss Bolae Is a nurss by profession. She
is about 36 years of ago and is quite a
When seen by the reporters after the
affair Mayor Parker refused to discuss it.
The woman who whipped htm talked freely.
"I was In sympathy with Mrs. Nation,
but did not take part in her raids. I have
come to tho conclusion that the only way
to make public officers enforce the tem
perance lawa Is to horsewhip them. I have
an organization behind zoa and we have
whips for Governor Stanley and Judge
Hazen. I will wait anil see how this dose
acta on the mayor before I repeat it. I
think it Is a good plan.'
'FRISCO'S NEW TRAIN UPSETS
Meteor' J am pa Track oa High Em
bankment and Several Pas
senger Are Hart.
DENISON, Tex.. March 24. The Frisco's
handsome new train "The Meteor," south
bound, left the track near Francis, Indlau
Territory today, and four passengers were
William Atkins. Kansas City, left arm
wrenched and cut.
Mrs. Maud Kivett, Gun City, Mo., hip
Mrs. M. C. McGowan, St. Joseph, Mo., in
S. F. Dutton, superintendent of the
Harvey eating house, Kansas City, thrown
through a window and badly cut.
The accident occurred at a curve where
the track aklrts a high embankment and
approaches a trestle.
All of the cars except the baggage and
combination coaches left the track. The
day coach chair cars, sleeper and cafe left
the rails, were dragged into a clay em
bankment and stopped 75 test from the
trestle. The engineer and fireman were
thrown off their feet and the engine which
was bumping along on the ties, was stopped
by the automstlc brakes. -As the track was
recently repaired, and appears' In good or
der, the cause of the accident ts problemat
ical. A special party of Frisco -OfTlciaYs
nil AAnn.il. mmn frAM Q V ' ' 1 li r1 a n A
Kanrsa-CIty'-wYK. o.uotA. "-mev-MWJk
In the cafe and when the car was over
turned many of them had narrow escapes.
TRAINS COLLIDE DURING FOG
Three Mrs Killed, Several Injured
and Cara Plied Up on
TOUNGSTOWN. O.. March 24. In a
head-on collision between freight trains at
7:10 o'clock this morning on the Pittsburg,
Youngstown ft Ashtabula division of the
Pittsburg, Fort Wayne & Chicago road four
men were killed and three injured. The
NORMAN GRAHAM, fireman, lives near
JAMES THOMAS, fireman, Ashtabula, O.
BRAKEMAN, name not yet known.
CHARLES BLACKBURN, target tender
on the Erie road, body can be seen in
Carl Bishop, brakeman, Ashtabula, left
Engineer George Weather, Erie, Pa., and
Frank Brown, Ashtabula Harbor, received
The trains crashed together In a heavy
fog, completely wrecking both engines and
piling the cars up so that traffic will be
suspended for hours. The cause of the
wreck is not yet determined, the engineers
on both trains claiming they had orders to
SUMS UP PATRICK'S"pEFENSE
Attorney Moors Says Prosecution
Failed to Show Motive for Al
leged Mordrr of Rice.
NEW YORK, March 24. Robert M. Moore
began today summing up for the defense
In the trial of Albert T. Patrick, accused
of the murder of Willam M. Rice. In open
ing be said the prosecution had shown no
motive tor the killing of Rice by Patrick,
because Patrick, under the 1900 will, waa
not to Inherit Rice's millions for himself,
but for the carrying out of a trust. Jones'
statement that Rice was killed at the direc
tion of Patrick, the lawyer contended, waa
unworthy of belief because Jones had a
motive In making that statement.
Mr. Moore laid stress on the wording of
the will of 1896, which he declared gave far
greater power over the Rice estate to Cap
tain Baker than the 1900 will gave to Pat
rick. He said the Rice institute of Hous
ton, Tex., was merely a scheme to head oft
the Holt litigation over the will of the de
ceased Mrs. Rice. Patrick's conduct
throughout, Mr. Moore said, was that of an
honorable and innocent man.
DEFENDS DOGMAWITH PISTOL
Holiness Preacher Kills Young Maa
Who Attempts to Interfere
ARDMORE. I. T.. March 24. At Cumber
land, I. T., last nlgbt. Rev. E. M. Lamar,
a holiness preacher, shot -nd killed Calvin
Van Winkle, aged 24 yc-. a well-to-do
citizen of Cumberland.
In his church last night, before the serv
ices began, Lamar mads the statement
that no other Christian belief than that
of the holiness sect ass of any value and
that those persons who clung to other
Christian beliefs were sure of hell.
William Van Winkle, father of the young
Van Winkle, is a strong Baptist. He be
came enraged at the statement of the
preacher and Invited him outside. Calvin
Vaa Winkle heard the men quarreling, came
to his fstber's rescue and was shot and
killed. Several shots were exchanged be
tween the elder Van Winkle and Rev. Mr.
Lamar without damage, Lamar la uo4r
west, , -
WATTERSON CALLS TO ARMS
Kentucky Editor Bounds Political Tocsin
for Union in Democracy.
SAYS THAT DEFEAT LURKS IN DISCORD
t rees All Democrats to Foraet Party
Dissensions nnd Fight Harmoni
ously Against So-Called
WASHINGTON, March 24. About 150
guests were present at the biennial ban
quet of the Virginia Democratic associa
tion held In the banquet room of the Met
ropolitan hotel. Colonel Robert N. Harper,
president of the. association, acted as toast
master. Those who spoke included T. W.
Bullock, second vice president of the as
sociation; Colonel Henry Watterson of Ken
tucky, Senator Car-mark of Tennessee, Hon.
Lewis Nixon, the leader of Tammany Hall;
Representative W. W. Kitchins of North
Carolina, Representative De Armoud of Mis
souri and members of congress from Vir
ginia. Colonel Watterson urged on democrats a
general union of forces In opposition to Im
perialism lu all forms.
In the course of his speech he said:
We are democrats. We love our cotintrv.
Our hearts luat true to Its Institutions. We
would rescue the government from the
hands of those who are converting it Into
a government of the trusts, for the trusts
anil by tho trusts, and restore It to the
hands of those who will have some regard
tor the rights of the people. The repub
lican party is a syndicated partv. Arid
trurv power is Its motto, the almighty dol
lar its trade-mark. If it be not checked In
the gait It is going It will In the end aurely
Mexicanlze the republic.
Man on Horseback.
Once again in the White House we have
,.e..rnan. hortnrm.rk. Affecting the sim
plicity of the cowboy ho conceals beneath
the self-conlldenre and queer manners of
the broncho buster the sentiments and am
bitions if not the talents of a Diaz. To
him a little thing like treating an admiral
pf the navy, wearing the laurel leaves of
Imperishable renown, as If he were a babv
tn arms, now to bo dandled and now to be
spanked Is merely an undress affair begun
and ended during off moments, between
breakfast and luncheon. To him the repri
manding of the lieutenant general of the
h?jr or"." gny. lnJhe "Khtlng of the
hattles of his country, becomes an amusing
horse play meant to relax his muscles and
Iluatrate his high-mlghtlness. whilst warn
ing lesser ofticers of the armv to obev
orders and say nothing. As these things
go forward, partaking somewhat of tho
character of feats to divert and blinds to
hoodwink public opinion, a bill of army re
organization is prepared and urged upon
congress which if ft becomes a law will
make the power of the president absolute
and which it Is not too much to say ought
Ifl . n't't''J."An art to make the prev
ia tor " Lnited States a military dlc-
Menarea of Ominous Import.
Bocause the reprimanded lieutenant gen
eral answering the summons of a com
mittee of congress as was his duty ex
presses an opinion adverse to this bill It Is
proposed to retire, him from the service.
Taken In connection with some other mat
ters of more or less sinister suggestion
these are menaces of most ominous Im
port. But turn from the White House to the
capltol and look at the republicans in con
gress. The trail of the trade-mark is over
them all. Old High Tariff dances the can-S-,l?i.tbe'
noV8 Whilst Old Ship Subsidy
the people. And -not. ton tent with their
tfletr mercenary power in congress the
i ,, ,,riy or reneruitsm and
false pretenses would rip open Pandoras
box to filch thenre the black, piratical flag
of negro domination the equally dlsreput
Ante nnn hlnnHv -hi.. t :. i .
' , , j i.., . Dr-i-iitumi agnation
ami In order to make sum of the next
l,ri. V Hre rr,opof"nt'' to brlnff forward
EPlh.r.v.forc, M" ,J 8m,t" ,h 8ut". to
blight tho north and to convert a land
teeming with love and peace Into a land
reeking with hate and strife.
Banquet of Transition.
.Bl.,r.h,,s "?e banquet to which the exit of
Mckinley the statesman and tho advent of
Koosevelt the rough rider has Invited us.
1 arn something of a Jingo myself. I be
lieve In the expanding greatness and glory
of my country. 1 never see tho flag float
ing above the domes of yonder capital that
my heart does not throb with the proud,
glad thought that my eyes do not fill with
happy exultant tears that I, too, am an
American citizen. Ood bless tho flag, and
Ood bless the boys that tight beneath It. 1
would carry it inviolate.
I would keep them spotless, and with
this tn view I want to know what is going
on away out yonder across the multi
tudinous the mysterious waves of the I'a
clric sea. I want other witnesses than
so f-seeklng polltlrlans and self-exploiting
soldiers to come here and tell me. 1 refuse
to hold my tongue. I refuse to rest eon
tent and I if 1 am told by a whipper-snapper
In shoulder straps that unless I do I am a
traitor to my country my reply to him
shall bo a slap in tho face.
Away with Dissension.
TTrlenHa l,rnlh. ... ... .
. ... , i.iva inn,, in us nave
done with dissension. It us turn our
Dtt.c,""on th.e PaBt' mir yes o the future;
call tha old fight off and the old scores
square . lie who stands with me against
these things Is my comrade, no matter
what he thinks or ever thought about sil
ver or gold. He who would deny me a
nlarA hv hm bIa h0k . . L .
.inTiii muai enner
e very perversed or very blind. Let us
f rriw- nt . t-(H ...... .in . . . .
i , vii. no uiinia m mem. tiut
already we can see far enough aheud to
take our reckoning.
T,h.Te.wl" Je,Vut ono t,Ht of a democrat
in 1HU4 toe tho line toe the line saying to
arhtrary power and absolutism, "Thou
Bhalt go no further, we, too, are in the ex
pansion business; but our expansion Is for
the religion of the constitution no less than
for the religion of Christ, and Him cruel
lien: and nur .inuiiulnn m .
' V t ........ in- ii 1 1 n i.'n 0, n 11 T
warthe honor, not the degradation of the
J","1 ""iy hi jenerson wrote
the Declaration of Independence and Jack
son fought the battle of New Orleans to
resist despot Ism shall we make a new
fourth of July and celebrate another 8th of
January In resisting this unrighteous
Di'hpmA tn ohnlluh V i . . . i
Mexicanlze the government.
NO INTENTION OF RESIGNING
Secretary Hitchcock Saya Rumor (
Prospective Withdrawal from
Cabinet la Vnfounded.
WASHINGTON, March 24. Secretary
Hitchcock has returned from St. Louis,
where he was called by the serious lllnui
and subsequent death of his brother. He
denied that he had any Intention of re
signing his cabinet portofollo or had even
contemplated retiring. He refused to dis
cuss the reports to that effect that have
been current, beyond characterizing them
as without foundation.
He replied in the negative when asked if
he might not find It necessary to resign In
order to take up the responsibilities that
had formerly devolved upon bis deceased
Drotner in directing their private business
in the west.
GENERAL STRJKE LOOKED FOR
Complete Bolt In Lowell Textile Oper
atives la Reasarded aa
LOWELL. Mass.. March 24. A general
strike of the Textile operatives in Lowell
now seems unavoidable. The cotton spin
ners and the loom fixers met tbls evening
and voted to stand by ths demands of the
council. The spinners voted to strike at
the word of the council sod tha loom fixers
went them one better by Instructing their
delegates to advocate a general strike at the
meeting of the council tomorrow evening.
The demand of the Textile council tor a
10 per cent Increase in wages Saturday was
reXuo4i?tliaBiUiB6?at - - -
CONDITION OFJTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Rain Tuesdav;
Wednesday Probably Fair; Kast Winds,
Temperature at Omaha teaterdari
Hour. lira. Hour. I)r.
ft a. ni IT 1 p. ni ftl
M a. ni 47 2 p. in ftt
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THREE MEN FOUND GUILTY
Keeley, Reevra and Rnthbone Are
Convicted and Sentenced for
HAVANA, March 24. The trials before
the Audenria court of the cases arising
from the embezzlement of Cuban postal
funds have resulted in the following sen
tences: C. F. W. Neeley, ten yeara' Imprisonment
and to pay a fine of $."6,7U1.
W. H. Reeves, ten years' imprisonment
and to pay a fine of $35,516.
Estee O. Rathbone, ten years' Imprison
ment asd to pay a fine of $35,324.
GEORGE A. JOSLYN IS SUED
General Manager of Western News
paper tnlon Accused by Woman
of Manipulating Funds.
CHICAGO, March 24 (Special Telegram.)
The methods alleged to have been used
by George A. Joslyn, president and general
manager of the Western Newspaper union,
in manipulating the funds of that corpora
tion to back the business of the Santa
Clara company and Magnetic Starch Manu
facturing company of Omaha, are attacked
in a bill filed in tho circuit court by Mrs.
Mary A. Welch.
Mrs. Welch is a stockholder In the West
ern Newspaper union. She asks for an
sccountlng from Joslyn of the money he
is alleged to have used In this way and an
Injunction restraining hlin and the Western
Newspaper union from continuing to divert
the funds as alleged.
According to the bill Joslyn ts the owner
of the majority of the stock in the Western
Newspaper union. During tho latter part
of 18'.!, It is asserted, Joslyn and William
H. Welch, secretary of the Western News
paper union, and husband of the complain
ant, purchased a controlling Interest in the
Santa Clara company of Omaha, which was
organized for the purpose of manufactur
ing and selling laundry starch. Subse
quently, It is said, a new corporation named
the Magnetic Starch Manufacturing com
pany waa organized, which absorbed ths
Santa Clara company.
DEFERS IRRIGATION CONGRESS
National Association Chanscea Date of
Meeting- Owlnsr to Transiulsalea
COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo.. Msrch 24.
The National Irrigation congress, which
was to have been heM here nexf August,
haa been officially, postponed by the .Na
tuInM'Treigauwn afsrclatica until October
to 9. The reason assigned for the post
ponement Is that the Transmlssissippt con
gress Is to be held in St. Paul In August
and the Irrigation congress draws upon
practically the same class of delegates.
President Thomas F. Walsh. It Is also said,
will be in Europe in August, but will re
turn In time for the October meeting.
LINCOLN LANDCOMPANY CASE
t'nlted States Supreme Court Afflrma
Decision Regarding 11m
WASHINGTON, March 24. The United
States supreme court today affirmed the
opinion of the United States circuit court
of appeals for the Eighth circuit In the case
of George F. Emblen against the Lincoln
Land company. The case Involved the title
to the land on which the town of Yuma,
in the state of Colorado, Is situated.
The court held that the act of congress
confirming the title to George F. Emblen,
from which the townslte company secured
title, was valid.
CONFEDERATE OF C20LG0SZ
Self-Confessed Anarchist Implicates
Himself In Plot to Kill Presi
MILWAUKEE, Wis., March 24 A special
to the Sentinel from Barsboo. Wis., says:
Jacob Stetnman, who was taken to Wau-
pun Saturday for burglary, confessed to
Sheriff Stackhouse that be was an anarchist
and waa present at the lodge meeting when
Czolgosz was selected to assassinate Presi
dent McKlnley and that he was the person
who tied the handkerchief over the hand
of Czolgosx Just before the shooting. He
further ssld that a well known woman waa
one of the principal Instigators of the
SHERIFF R0BBED0F PRISONER
Mob Overpowers Officer and Lynches
Kearo Charged with Assault
Upon White filrl.
TROY, AIs., March 24. Bill Ziegler, a
negro charged with an assault on a little
white girl, was lynched seven miles below
this place. At a preliminary bearing the
negro was bound over to the grand jury.
The sheriff started to town with the pris
oner, but was overpowered by the mob. '
The coroner's Jury rendered a verdict that
the negro came to bis death at the hands of
BOY CONFESSES ROBBERIES
Admits Looting Poatofflce and Till of
ST. JOSEPH. Mo.. March 25. Early this
morning the postofflee at Bendena. Kan.,
waa burglarized and all the stamps on hand
stolen. The amount was about 1 110. A
hardware store In the same building was
The police here this morning arrested
Stanton Durant, aged 20, of Saline, Kan.
He confessed to having committed the rob
beries. Movements of Ocean Vessels. March 24
At New York Arrived Scotia, from
Genoa and Naples.
At Glasgow Arrived Buenos Ayrean,
from Philadelphia; Pomerlan, from Bos
ton. At Gibraltar Arrived-Prlnzen Victoria
Ixiulse, from New York, via Madeira, for
Genoa and Naples.
At 6t. Vincent. C. V Sailed Denbigh
shire, from Tacbina and Montevideo, tor
At Yokohama Sailed Empress of Japan,
from Uong Kong, Bhangbal and NaaaakL
JUS VluUtfU-aAif YUWUVM tt C
STRIKE IS ORDERED
General Suspension of Business Tedded On
by United Mins Workers,
PROVISIONAL DECLARATION IS MADE
Result of Vain Effort by Atthracita Men
to Seoure Terms.
DATE OF STRIKE YET TO BE SELECTED
Will Not Be Tixed Until Final Appeal is
Made by Miners.
PRESIDENT MITCHELL ISSUES STATEMENT
Concedes a Complete Tie t p of Opera,
lions la Great Anthracite Begloaa
Imminent as Result of
SHAMOKIN. Ts.. March 24. Unless the
efforts of the Civic Federation are effective
with tho coal operators. It is mora than
likely that a repetition of the struggle of
1900 will recur In the anthracite region.
In that year 140.000 employes of the an
thracite mines were on atrlke for six weeks.
Should a strike occur as result of to
day's declaration over 144,000 mine workers
would be rendered Idle. Of this number
nearly 120.000 are on the membership rolls
of the uulou, the duties of the remainder
being of a character which renders them
Ineligible to membership. t
The convention today of districts No. 1,
7 and 9, United Mine Workers of America,
which districts comprise the entire an
thracite field, made a provisional strike
declaration, leaving the data to be decided
by the executive boards of the three dis
tricts. This was practically the last offi
cial act of the delegates and the conven
tion adjourned sine die at 4 o'clock this
The adoption of the resolution contain
ing the ultimatum of the rains workers
was 'ollowed by a scene of wild enthusiasm
and the opera house rang with the acclama
tion of the delegates, who, with lusty
cheers, approved the work of the special
resolutions committee and expressed their
confidence in President Mitchell.
Question of Recognition.
The convention at its session showed a
disposition to tnslBt on the adjustment of
the mine workers' grievances, but the dele
gates were willing to relinquish ths ques
tion of recognition, providing other more
Important concessions were granted. This
fact la evidenced In the resolution adopted
today, which states as the chief demands
a shorter work dsy, a minimum day wage
scale, a uniform increase in wages aad the
weighing of coal wherever practicable.
The Civic. Federation is regarded by the
delegates as the last hope ef the mine
workers In their demands for Improved con
ditions and the gravity of the situation la
manifested In the words of President
Mitchell: "I am, free to say that to me a'
str(Vn-ea ininlnant" t' v
The purpose) of the convention In suspend
ing work at the mines three days la each
week after April 1, if negotiations ara then
pending, la to prevent the storage of coal
by the companies by producing an amount
sufficient only to supply the existing needs
of the market.
President Mitchell said tonight that there
had been a misapprehension concerning the
sentiment of the convention. All of the
delegates favored conservatism, he said,
but they were unanimous In their demands
for an adjustment of their grievances.
Call on President Mitchell.
Resolutions had been presented to ths
convention from all districts, but none of
them wss satisfactory to the entire body ot
delegates. It was then decided to place the
matter in the hands of President Mitchell
snd the district presidents and vice presi
dents. Before completing the draft of the
resolutions Pr eel dent Mitchell telegraphed
the presidents of the coal carrying roads
making a last appeal for a conference.
The, telegram was as follows:
"By direction of the miners' convention I
wire to ascertain if your oompany will join
other anthracite coal companies la confer
ence with committee representing anthra
cite mine workers, for the purpose of dis
cussing and adjusting grievances which af
fect all companies and all employes alike.
He received several replies, one of which
was from President Baer of the Philadel
phia and Reading Coal and Iron oompany,
and all of which refused to meet ths repre
sentatives of the union. Others made no
Miners Act tn Unison.
The text of the replies were not made
public. This resulted In the formulation ot
the resolution presented today and, accord
ing to President Mitchell, It was adopted
without a dissenting vote. The resolution
provides for the appointment of a commit
tee by the three district executive boards
which will carry the mine workere' de
mands to the conciliation committee of the
civic federation, with an appeal to that or
ganization tor assistance.
The first executive board met tonight to
select the fourteen delegates who, under
the provisions ot the resolution, ara ta com
prise the committee. After tha masting
President Mitchell said the members had
not been named, but men fitted tor the mis
sion by their knowledge of the sltuatloa la
the anthracite coal region would be se
lected. After sdoptlon of ths strike resoluttoa
President Mitchell made this statement!
"Our convention today unanimously
adopted the recommendation submitted by
a special committee composed of the dis
trict presidents and vice presidents and
"The resolution recites the efforts mads
by the representatives of the anthracite
mine workers to secure a joint cooferesce,
calls attention to the repeated violations
of the promisee conveyed in their notices,
posted one year ago, as well as their fail
ure to carry out the verbal UDderstanclag
reached with the representatives of the
coal carrying railroads last March.
Wage Scale aad Time.
"The resolution also call attention to
the wage scale which was drafted and
unanimously adopted by the convention, the
eakentlal features of which are:
" 'A shorter work day; a minimum day
wige scale, uniform increase in wages and
the weighing of coal wherever the physical
conditions of mining would make it prac
ticable.' "It further explains that upon Investiga
tion it is found that the average anaual
earnings of the anthracite mine worker Is
considerably less than la any other Im
portant American iadustry, while the Dum
ber of fatalities and Injun, s in proportion
to the number of peatons employed la
greater than any other iadustry,
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