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The Omaha Dally Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 28, 1002 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
SIX POSTS FOR CUBA
Consular and Diplomatio Agencies Named
in President's Special Message.
PROVIDES REPRESENTATION IN ISLAND
Outline of Hew Obligations to Form Part of
TREATY RIGHTS SPECIFICALLY DEFINED
Independence Must Not Be Impaired by
RIGHT OF UNITED STATES TO INu'"'.
gpeclal Obligations Are Impound I po.
the Jirn Republic for Maintaining
Good anltarr Condition
' Throughout Island.
WASHINGTON. March 27. The presi
dent this afternoon sent to congress the
following message recommending provisions
for diplomatic and consular representation
"To the Congress of the Vnlted States:
I commend to the congress timely consider
ation of measures for maintaining diplo
matic and consular representatives in Cuba
and for carrying out the provisions of the
rt making appropriation for the support
f the army for the fiscal year ending June
SO, 1902, approved March 2, 1901, reading
"Provided further, that In fulfillment of
the declaration contained In the Joint res
olution approved April 20, 1893, entitled
'For the recognition of the Independence
of the people of Cuba, demanding that the
government of Spain relinquish its author
ity and government In the Island of Cuba
and to withdraw Its land and naval forces
from Cuba and Cuban waters and directing
the president of the Vnlted States to use
the land and naval forces of the United
States to carry these resolutions Into ef
fect,' the president la hereby authorized
to 'leave the government and control of
the Island of Cuba to Its people,' so soon
as a government shall have been estab
lished In said Island under a constitution
which, either as a part thereof or In an
oMlnaace appended thereto, shall define
the future relations of the United States
with Cuba, substantially as follows:
To Preserve Indeiendence.
"I That the government of Cuba ahall
never enter Into any treaty or other com
pact with any foreign power or powers
which will impair or tend to Impair the
Independence of Cuba, aor In any manner
authorize or permit any foreign power or
powers to Obtain by colonization or for mil
itary or naval purposes or otherwise lodg
ment In or control over any portion of said
"II That said government shall not as
aume or contract any publio debt, to pay
the Interest upon which and to make rea
sonsble tinting fun provision for the ulti
mate discbarge of which the ordinary rev
enues of the Island, after defraying the
current expenses of government, shall be
"Ill That the government of Cuba con
Bent that the United States may exercise
the right to Intervene for the preservation
of Cuban Independence, the maintenance of
government adequate for the protection of
life, property and Individual liberty, and
for discharging the obligations with respect
to Cuba Imposed by the treaty of Paris on
the United States, now to be assumed and
Undertaken by the government of Cuba.
Lawful Hla-bts of tutted States.
IV That all acta of the United States
In Cuba during Us military occupancy
thereof are ratified and validated, and all
lawful rights acquired thereunder shall be
maintained and protected.
"V That the government of Cuba will
execute and, as far aa necessary, extend
the plana already devised or other plans
o re mutually agreed upon for the sani
tation ef the cities of the Island, to the
eno mat a recurrence of epldemio of dls
eases may be prevented, thereby assurina
protection to the people and commerce of
uuoa, as well as to the commerce of the
southern ports of the United States and the
people residing therein
"VI That the Isle of Pines ehsll be
omitted from the proposed constitutional
boundaries of Cuba, the title thereto being
ten to ruture adjustment by treaty.
"VII To enable the United States to
maintain the Independence of Cuba, and to
protect the people thereof, as well as for Its
own defense, the government of Cuba will
sell or lease to the United States lands
necessary for coaling or naval atatlons st
certain specified points to be agreed upon
with tho president of the United States.
Forms a Permanent Treaty.
"VIII That by way of further assurances
the government of Cuba will embody the
foregoing provisions In a permanent treaty
With the United States
"The people of Cuba, having framed a
constitution embracing the foregoing re
qulrements and having elected a presi
dent, w ho ia soon to take office, the time Is
near for the fulfillment of the pledge of the
United States to leave the government and
control of the Island of Cuba to Ita people.
I am advised by the secretary of war that
It la now expected that the Installation of
the government of Cuba and the termination
of the military occupation of that Island by
the United States will take place on the
twentieth of May next
"It is necessary and appropriate that the
establishment of International relations
with Its inauguration, as well to provide
a channel for the conduct of diplomatic
relations with the new state so as to open
the path for the immediate negotiation of
conventional agreements to carry out the
provisions of the act above quoted. It is
also advisable that consular representation
be established without delay at the prin
be established without delay at the prlncl
with the Island may be conducted with due
regard to the formalities prescribed by the
revenue and navigation statutes of the
United States, and that American citizens
la Cuba may have the customary local re
verts open to them for their business needs
and. the case arising, for the protection of
Makes Immediate Provision.
"I therefore recommend that provision be
forthwith made and the salaries be appro
priated aad mad Immediately available
"(a) Envoy extraordinary and minister
plenipotentiary to the republlo of Cuba
"(b) Secretary of the legation 12.000,
"(c) Second secretary of the legation
"(d) Consul general at Havana 45.000.
"(e) Consuls at Clenfuegos $3,000. Baa
tlago 4s Cuba 11.000.
"I do not recommend the present res to-
RHODES PICKS BURIAL SPOT
His Memorial on a llllltep Will De a
Promlneat Featnre of Strlk
LONDON, March 27. In a dispatch from
Capetown the correspondent of the Dally
Mail says that Cecil Rhodes, when he last
visited Matoppo Hills, selected the spot
where he desired to be buried and gave In
struction to an architect concerning the
memorial there to be erected, which will
be a prominent feature of the striking
The date of burial la doubtful, says the
correspondent, owing to the necessity of
constiuctlng a special carriage road from
Buluwayo. At present there Is nothing
more than a bridle path. Work on this
road has already been begun, but Its com
pletion will require ono month.
The executors of Cecil Rhodes are Lord
"osebery. Earl Grey, Alfred Belt, a director
""'he British Chartered South Africa com-
Mr. Mitchell, B. A. Hawksley, coun
'"be British Chartered South Africa
co. -vnd Dr. Jameson. The orlcinal
will -. Jthodes Is In London and will
be pubi. '"' a soon.
CAPETOWN. March 27. The -reparations
for the state funeral of Cecil Rhodes, which
will take place here April 2, are already In
progress. Flags are half-masted every
Those who attended the sick bed say Mr.
Rhodes continually sorrowed over the fact
that he left so much unaccomplished.
So little done, so much to do," was an
expression which he used more than once.
During Mr. Rhodes' Illness all kinds of
novel means were utilized to counteract the
trying heat. Boxes of Ice were let Into
the rooms of the seaside cottage at Mulzen-
berg, where he died yesterday, punkas were
continually kept In motion and extra win
dowa were cut in the walls.
RINCESS RADZIWILL HELD
She la Committed for Trial and Far.
nlshes Ball In Twelve Thou
CAPETOWN, March 27. The hearing of
the charges against Princess Radzlwill, who
la accused of forgery in connection with
notes purporting to have been signed by
Cecil Rhodes, was resumed today. The
princess testified in her own behalf. She
was committed for trial and her bond fixed
at 2,500. It was furnished by herself and
Evidence submitted by the prosecution
showed that last August Princess Radzlwill
received two telegrams sent from Capetown
to Kenllworth, Cape Colony, and purport
ing to be from B. A. Hawksley, counsel for
the British South African Chartered com
The princess subsequently bribed a Jun
ior clerk In the telegraph office at Kenll
worth for 10 shillings to Insert London as
the office of origin of these telegrams. She
then showed the messages to a firm of
attorneys as cablegrams from the solicitor
of Mr. Rhodes. This was done with the
object of securing a low rate of discount on
bill for 2,000.
Mr. Rhodes cabled to South African news
papers advertisements In which hs re
pudiated bis signatures . to . al billa, .but
Princess Radzlwill sfterward attempted to
discount notes for 8,000 and 6,000.
The Indictment against the princess In
eludes seventeen counts for forgery and
fraud and a charge of contravention of
the telegraph act.
RED BADGE 0F REVOLUTION
Mat Bands of Courage Stir l.'p Kxelte-
uient in the Harbor of
PANAMA, Colombia, March 27. Great
excitement was aroused here this evening
by the arrival of the government gunboat
Chuculto, towing a schooner filled with
men wearing red bands on their hats, the
Insignia of the revolutionists. Chucuito
met and cantured the vesBel off Caplra, It
la laden with salt and ammunition for the
revolutionary general Lugo, who Is operat
ing In the vicinity of Captra. Among the
prisoners on board the schooner were two
officers, who were captured at Agua Dul;e.
Both officers were wounded. The corre
spondence captured with the steamer is
said to be of considerable value to the gov
ernment. The revolutionary general, Herrera, and
his staff are reported to be on their way
to Chiriqul on board the gunboat Padtlla.
The government gunboat Boyaca Is on the
lookout for other revolutionary vessels. It
Is reported here that the government sol
diers wounded during the recent fighting at
David and Agua Dulce have not received
DroDer medical attendance.
ICE FLOES THREATEN SEALERS
Gale rlagrs Arennd Sealing Vessels
ST. JOHN'S, N. F., Maroh 27. The sealing
steamer Harlan arrived In the channel last
night with 12,000 seals on board.
A furious northeast gale has been raging
fer the last thirty-six hours and it is feared
chat It will cause disaster among the seal
ing fleet enclosed In the Ice floes.
The steamer Algerlne, having oa board
8,600 seals, was forced to seek shelter at
Little Sand owing to the violence of the
The sealing steamer Leopard has just ar
rived here and reports terrible weather
along the coast.
Vessels which have arrived from Europe
with cargoes of salt report vast ice floes
off the Virgin Rocks and the Grand Banks
and directly In the track of Atlantic ship
ping. The presence of ice In that locality
la regarded aa confirmation of the belief
that the missing Allan line steamer Huron
lan was lost there.
PLOT TO MURDER WALLER
Native great of Stair Says Plea Was
to Kill Major and Lleatenaat
MANILA. March 27. At the continuation
today of the trial by court-martial of Major
Waller of the marine corps, for the execu
tion without trisi of natives on Samar Isl
and, a native scout by the name of Smoke
was on the stand.'
Smoke testified to the existence of a plot
among the native leaders of the Waller ex
pedttion to murder Major Waller and Lieu
tenant Williams. He said that when the
marines had rat loos they shared them with
the natives. The scout also said that be
personally bad suffered severely from hua
Wllhelmlaa Gtpeeti the tterk.
THB HAGUE, March 27. The Dagblad
announces authoritatively that Queen Wll
Ihelmlna ta expected, to. became; a, Jaotasr
BOWS TO BEET SUGAR MEN
Trust Finally Acknowledges Industry is
Too Firmly Established.
TRIES BUYING CONTROL OF ITS RIVAL
President Signs South Omaha Bridge
Bill and Favorable Report ta Or
dered on Measure for Branch
Mint In Omaha.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. March 27. (Special Tele
gram.) The action of the ways and means
committee upon the proposition to give tar
iff concessions to Cuba depends largely upon
the course of Representative Babcock. Mr.
Babcock has been clstmed by both sides. It
wss asserted todsy that Mr. Babcock, after
a talk with the president, bad decided to
Join with Payne, Dalzell and other members
of the ways and means committee who favor
It was declared, furthermore, that Mr.
Babcock had been bulldozed Into abandon
ing the beet sugar men through threats of
depriving him of the chairmanship of his
congressional committee. But late this
evening the Insurgents, as the beet sugar
men are called, claimed positively that Mr.
Babcock will stand by them, at least to the
extent of demanding the repeal of the dif
ferential ae a pre-requlsite to his vote upon
any reduction uoon Cuban raw sugar.
If Mr. Babcock stands firm on that ground
It will be impossible to secure a report
upon any bill which gives the sugsr trust
the advantage of a differential duty upon
Trust Boys I'p Beet Factories.
In this connection It is learned tonight
that the sugar trust has come to the con
clusion that the beet sugar interest is too
firmly established to be crushed out, and In
consequence new tactics have boen planned.
The trust Is taking steps to secure control
of the beet sugar factories and to this end
Its agents are active In the western states
obtaining largo Interests in the stock of
tbs existing companies, and In some In
stances negotiating for the erection of new
plants. According to advices received here
within twenty-four hours the trust has al
ready purchased a half interest In each of
the factories at Cairo and Alma, Mich., also
at Croswell In the same state; the plant at
Cutler, Utah, as well as one In Nebraska
and another in California. In addition It Is
said that the same concern is now negoti
ating for the building of a factory at Bay
The situation, so far as the beet sugar
Industry is concerned, seems to be much
like that of the democratic party in Ohio
a few years ago, as described by Colonel
Ike Hill. Returning to Washington In the
middle of the campaign, he exclaimed. In
answer to a question as to the outlook:
'We've got 'em! We've got" em unless they
Senator Millard today Introduced a bill
providing that hereafter the surveyor of
customs at Omaha shall receive an annual
salary of $1,000 and be permitted In addi
tion to retain the fees of the office. A simi
lar measure has been presented In the
Iowa Delegation to Confer.
The Iowa delegation will meet at 2:30
Saturday afternoon, according to call Issued
by Senator Allison today, to talk over the
question of federal appointments. It Is not
expected that any action will be taken at
this meeting, but some members ef the del
egation desire to arrange matters before
their congressional conventions, and want
to reach an understanding as to what dis
tricts are to be taken care of.
Senator Hansbrough's bljl extending un
til January 1, 1903, the time for the pre
sentation of the claims of several states for
reimbursement for expenses Incurred by
the raising, supporting snd equipment of
volusteer regiments for service in the war
with Spain was today favorably reported to
The agricultural appropriation bill to be
reported to the house next week contains a
provision appropriating $50,000 to continue
work on Irrigation Investigations. The
bill also directs the agricultural experi
ment stations to co-operate with the of
ficers of the irrigation Investigations in
carrying on irrigation experiments in such
manner and to such an extent aa may be
warranted, with due regard to the varying
conditions and needs ef the western states
Some time ago Senator Warren secured
from the War department an apportion
ment of $4,000 to build a road between Fort
Russell and Cheyenne. Of the bids re
cently opened the lowest wss $5,700, and
the work was not undertaken. After a
conference teday with Representative Mon
dell.'the secretary of war agreed to make
an additional apportionment of $1,700, and
the work will be undertaken. The secre
tary baa not decided whether the contract
will be let under the former bids or read-
Minority Against Lacey BUI.
Representatives Mondell of Wyoming,
Shafroth of Colorado, Jones of Washing
ton and Fordney of Mlchigaa today filed a
minority report .against the Lacey bill to
transfer the control of the forest reserves
from the Interior department to the Agri
cultural department. The transfer of re
serves proposed by the bill Is opposed on
the ground that a complete transfer la im
practicable, because of the legal questions
relative to the settlement rights In lieu of
land selections, sad mining rights must
necessarily be determined by the Interior
department; further, that the Interior de
partment is well adapted to administer all
the features of the forestry reserve man
agement. Including policing, while the Ag
ricultural department la not well qualified
for auch administrative functions. The re
port contends that great additional expense
would be Incurred by the transfer, as the
Agricultural department would be com
pelled to appoint receivers of public money
snd special agents to perform dutlea within
tbs reserves now performed by the general
land office agents and result In two sys
tems of forest control under the govern
ment. The proposed transfer la pro
nounced Impossible of operation, imprac
ticable and expensive, and would lead to
friction and conflict of authority.
Approves Game Protection.
The minority approves the feature of
ths Lacey bill providing for game protec
tion and on that question submits a sub
stitute bill providing that on request of
ths governor of any state the whole or
part of any forest reserve may be eonatl
tuted a game preserve.
President Roosevelt baa signed the
South Omaha bridge bill.
William Whitney Maaatt of New York, soa
of ex-Chancellor Maaatt of the University
of Nebraska, Is in Washington to particl
pate In the competition for furnishing a
deslga for a Grant memorial statue, which
Is to be erected la this city at a cost of
$so,oov. Mr. Maaatt nas also devised a
MILES OF PRAIRIE SUBMERGED
Dakota Weather Tie tp Northern
Paclflo and Other Rail
ST. PAUL, March 27. For the second
time within two weeka the main line of
the Northern Pacific Is blocked and passen
ger traffic Is seriously interrupted. Ten days
ago the North Dakota section of the line
was tied up by the worst storm In fifteen
years, accompanied by fierce winds, tre
mendous snows snd midwinter temperature.
Reports today show that trains are now
blocked by Bprlng rains and floods over
miles of prairies. The sudden change in
temperature melted the snow. Then came
severe rains which have transformed
stretches of prairie near' Mandan, N. D.,
and between Mandan and Jamestown, Into
veritable lakes. At many joints the main
line tracks are completely covered by the
Farther north the Great Northern line
has suffered severely, although the floods
have not been near enough to block trains.
Still farther north the "Soo" line has
had trouble, although being1 in a more
broken country It has beta less affected.
Trains on both lines are delayed.
The Northern Pacific overland from the
west, due here Wednesday afternoon, has
not yet arrived. The overland due this aft
ernoon is also blockaded and reports to
operating officials tonight Indicate that the
blockade may not be lifted -tomorrow. At
midnight a train made 'ug at J times town
reached St. Paul, bringing In travelers
from points this side of the flooded country.
Some of the Northern Pacific westbound
trains have been transferred to the Great
Northern at Fargo and will 8 to th9 coast
over that route. . , '
Reports from Winnipeg says that the
Great Northern's Manitoba division Is tied
up by washouts, but that transcontinental
traffic by the Canadian railway is little de
layed. ( ,
EIGHT INCHES OP RAINFALL
Mississippi Has More Water Than It
Craves and nallroada Can't
VICKSBURO. Miss., March 27. Nearly
eight inches of rainfall In lhe past forty
eight hours has alsonit Isolated Vicksburg.
Not a train on the Tasoe sV. Mississippi
Valley road has entered or left the city
since 8:30 last night, when a passenger
train left for New Orleans'.' This train only
succeeded in getting as1 far as Port Gib
son, eighteen miles south, where- It la as
serted the tracks are wsshe.l away for two
The train due here this uv.rnlng ran Into
a washout near Port Glhsoi. the engine,
mall and baggage cars going Into the ditch.
No one was seriously hurt, ..
Passenger trains are stalled nortn and
south of the city. , .
Baker's creek betweea , this city and
Jackson Is out its banks, causing a suspen
sion of traffic on the Alabama. Vicksburg
railroad. At Yazoo City the greater part
of the town Is flooded and washouts are
reported at many points jon the railroad
The town of West Point o he Mobile
Ohio suffered severely.. t . ,-.
TORNADO SWEEPS ARKANSAS
Destroys Mack Property In Clark
Connty- and Injureu Sev
T.TTTLH ROCK. Ark.. March 27. Advices
toriav from Belrne. Clark county, state that
a tornado awept over that town yester
day, destroying much property eina injur
ing several persons. The Yeager yardwood
olant and the J. G. Clark mill were un-
ThA arhnnlhouse. which was a one-etory
frame, was blown down, aa was pan oi
J. D. Robinson's hotel, a cottage occupied
by Jud Davis and another occupied by W.
B. Hay. The wife and DaDy ot tne tatier
A. atrtng of twenty-five cars standing on
the Iron Mountain railroad tracks was
blown, an eighth of a mile down the road.
SUPPRESS TILLMAN TACTICS
(Senators Favor Suggestions to Gov
era Conduct Daring
WASHINGTON. March 27. The senate
committee on rules today considered the
varlnua amendments to the senate rules
which have been suggested and referred to
It, but tacitly decided to enter upon no
nnariJ revision of them. The Question ot
cloture was briefly discussed, but as none
of the members of the committee evinced
any disposition to change the present reg
ulation controlling debate in tne senate.
the amendments looking to cloture were not
a favnmhla renort was authorized on the
following amendment, suggested by Senator
Hair am an additional rule soon alter tne
close of the Tillman-McLaurln episode:
No senator, In debate, shall directly, or
Indirectly, by any form of words. Impute
to any other senator any conduct or mo
tive unworthy or unbecoming a senator.
No senator In debate shall utter any re
proach upon the character or nisiory ot
any state of the union.
REPUBLICANS MEET IN MAY
Illinois State Convention to Be Held
that Month In Sprlng
fleld. SPRINGFIELD. 111., March 27. At a
meeting ot the republican state central
committee today Springfield was chosen as
the place for holding the republican state
convention. The time was fixed for Thurs
day. May 8.
Chairman Fred W. Rowe of Jacksonville
was authorized to appoint a committee to
draft resolutions touching on the deaths ot
William McKiniey and John R. Tanner,
which ars to be presented at the conven
tion. Des Moines tiela It .Next Yenr.
CLEVELAND. March 27. The closing
session of the congress of the Disciples of
Christ was held tonight. The following offi
cers were elected: president. Prof. James
Hall of llutler college, Indiana; vice presi
dent. Prof. Clinton l-o. kwood of Drake
university; Rev. E. L. Powell of Louisville,
Rev. VS. O. VanArsdale of Peoria, 111., and
Kev. W. J. Shannon of Columbia, Mo.,
members of the general committee. The
congress will be held next year In Des
Lawyer Convicted of Dishonesty.
ATWOOD, Kan., March 27 The Jury be
fore whom was tried M. A. Wilson, charged
with robbing the county treasury of l,i'
the night of December SI, 1WH, brought In
a verdict of guilty tonight, after being out
since Tuesday. The convicted man U out
of the oldest and moot prominent lawyers
In this part of the state.
Oa Trial for Heresy.
ARKANSAS CITT, Kan.. March 27 Ths
trial of Rev. Granville Loutber, McPherson
minister, on a charge of heresy, was begun
here today In secret before eleven Kansas
drvines appointed by the 9Uthst tajl
144 Aleibututt puaXtfnnui, -
HOLDS GRAND JURY INVALID
Judge Baxter Fracticallj Nullifies Over
Two Hundred Indiotmenta,
SLOT MACHINE CASES GO GLIMMERING
Conrt Finds That Drawing of Grand
Jury Was Partly Inder One
Law and Partly Vnder
Acting under the instruction of Judge
Baxter, a Jury la criminal court at 5 o'clock
yesterday afternoon returned a verdict In
the Hill case that makes it possible for
about 250 ot the 305 tndlctmenta returned
by the last grand Jury to be knocked out
by the Indicted parties simply filing pleas
Among these are about 200 slot machine
proprietors snd their worry Is practically
at an end. It la thought to be the determi
nation of the county attorney to prose
cute all the other fifty parties indicted, but
not yet tried, and should nil these choose
to avail themselves of the opportunity af
forded by this decision tbey can make It
cost the county between $1,000 and tl,500
to get the cases startod through the Justice
courts and back to where they are at
present. In addition to this there would
have to be Included, In figuring what the
decision costs the county, the expense
Incurred by the grand Jury during the time
it devoted to the preparation of the In
dictments which are now affected. In view
of the fact that the total cost of the sixty
four days' sitting was $4,289.80, this factor
must be conceded to be no small one.
Judge Baxter's Decision.
Briefly slated, the decision Is the result
of what Judge Baxter considers a 'failure
on the part of the Board ot County Com
missioners to comply fully with the new
Jury law, which went Into effect and super
ceded all other laws February 1, 1901. The
board's erring consisted In Its failure to
meet and prepare and adopt a new Jury
list after the new law replaced the old one.
Instead, It was shown to have adopted a
list of January 8, or three weeks before the
new law went Into effect, and then per
mitted that list to stsnd.
It was from this list there were drawn
on August 22 by Judge Baker, Clerk Broad
well of the district court and County Clerk
Haverly the names of the men who made
up the grand Jury that returned the In
dictments, the drawing being conducted
under the provisions of the new law, while
the list had been compiled according to the
old law. Commissioners Hofeldt and Harte
testified to these facts.
fader the Old Law.
Vnder the old law the names ot grand
Jurors were selected by the county com
missioners and the attorneys for the Hills
Insisted that the grand Jury must be con
ceded by the state to have been created
under either the old or the new law, and
because the Jury had bsjan undeniably drawn
under the new law the state waa forced
to Uke the ground that Its entire process
rf creation had been under the new law.
Then the Hills' attorney attacked the
method by which the list bad been
adopted, or. rather, failed to bo adopted.
and Judge Baxter held with them that tne
board had not fulfilled the requirements of
the law in spirit and letter, and directed
the Jury to find a verdict for the defense.
The case was entitled State against
George and. Charles Hill. Indicted on a
charge of selling liquor without a licence.
Their counsel filed a plea in abatement and
Assistant County Attorney Elmer Thomas
had It tried to a Jury, which is the first
instance in many years of a plea being so
tried in Douglas county.
Jnry lias l ittle to Do.
When it came up for bearing yesterday a
Bpeclal venire had been drawn from the
new Jury list and ten more "specials"
were rushed In yesterday during the noon
recess. But the twelve, when finally se
cured, had little to do, for within three
hours the Judge gave them their Instruc
tion to find for the defendant, and the case
was at an end by 6:30.
Its effect, however, is so far-reaching
that the full result will not be known until
those parties indicted, but not yet tried,
tell whether they intend to stand trial on
the Indictment or to file pleas in abate
ment, forcing the county attorney to nolle
the casea and begin prosecution anew by
filing complaints and bringing them up
through the Justice courts.
Attorneys who have been watching the
rase. Including counsel tor the Hills, say
they do not anticipate that this will or
can affect those fifty or more Indicted
parties who have been tried already and
aentenced or liberated.
GAZETTE-HERALD IS SOLD
St. Joseph Morning Paper Bought by
Lewis tiajlor and M. P.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., March 27. The Ga-xette-Herald,
the only morning and Sun
day paper In St. Joseph, was sold today
for $50,000. The purchasers are Lewis
Gaylor and M. F. Kaufman of Colorado
Springs, Colo. Mr. Gay lord sold the Colo
rado Springs Telegraph for $50,000. Mr.
Kaufman ia the owner of a large dry goods
store in Colorado Springs and formerly
lived in St. Joseph. The paper will be
called the Gazette. The politics will be
democratic. The new owners will erect a
building and install a new plant as soon
ss possible. In the meantime the mechan
leal work will be done on the plant ot the
Dally News, former proprietor.
MAY PROSECUTE LYNCHERS
Authorities Ray Action Will Be
Brought Against Leaders In Ki.
ecutlan of Negro Wallace.
LA JUNTA. Colo., March 27. The au
thoritlea claim to have the names of some
of the leaders in the lynching of W. H.
Wallace, the colored railway porter charged
with assault on Mrs. Henrietta Miller, sa l
It ia said prosecutions will be begun
agatnat them at the April term of court.
The coroner's Jury found that Wallace
came to bis death by "gunshot wounds and
strangulation at the bands of unidentified
REV. E. L. LAMAR HELD IN JAIL
Preacher What Hilled Colvla Vaa
Wlakle Talks Morals to Fellow
ARDMORE, I. T., March 27. Rev. E. L
Lamar, ths holiness preacher, who shot and
killed Colvla Vaa Winkle, In front of his
church at Cumberland, Sunday night, has
been bound over without bail and placed In
Jail here to await the action of the grand
Jury. He refuses to make a statement, and
spends his tlwu preachlpg his fallow
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Foreesnt for Nebraska Fair In t.
Showers snd Colder In Ftixt Portion til
day; Saturday, Fair; North Winds.
Honr. Drg. Hour. Hog.
'Temperature at Omnlia tutenlsri
K n. m 4.1 1 p. m till
Ha. m 4il II p. m
T a- m...... 41 it p. m A
a. m 41 4 p. m "
f a. m 4H K p. m ..... . tW
10 I. in (14 41 p. tn
11 a. m M T p. m AT
12 in., , tut H n. m...... Rt
l p. m 4
DOWIEITES UNDER QUARANTINE
One Case of mallpns Withers the
"Leaves of Henllng' for
CHICAGO, March 27. Discovery of
smallpox in the building at M46-47 Mich
igan avenue, occupied by John Alexander
Dowte as a college, chapel, hotel and pub
lication office of Leaves of Healing, re
sulted In 132 Dowleltes bolug quarantlnrd
there today. Even If no new cases cf thw
disease develop these followers of Dowic
and nearly a score of servants employed In
the place will not be allowed to leave It
for twenty days.
Three policemen guard the entrances and
exits of the building, formerly the Nor
wood hotel and doors and windows on the,
ground floor have been barred and locked
to prevent anyone from leaving the build
ing. All this Is because a porter, named Fred
Shelter, was found suffering from smallpox.
Sheller was removed to the hospital. The
disease was in an advanced stage.
DEADLY WORK WITH REVOLVER
Kansas (irurrr Shoots Divorced Wife
Fatally, Her Mother Seriously
and Kills Self.
EMPORIA, Kan.. March 27. Stephen G.
Conkiing of the grocery firm of Emery &
Conkling today shot and fatally wounded
his divorced wife, shot and seriously
wounded his mother-in-law, Mrs. Silvers,
after which he discharged the two remain
ing bullets In the pistol Into his own heart,
The tragedy which occurred at the home
of Mrs. Silvers, was the outgrowth of mat
rimonial troubles which terminated tn a
divorce suit during the last term of court.
Conkling has threatened to kill his wife a
number of times since the divorce was
granted and when be appeared at the bouse
today he began to shoot before she could
escape, line or the bullets intended lor
her Btruck her mother.
LABOR BREAK OVER CARNEGIE
Ravine Worklngmen Stop Library
Sehrme and Spilt I'p
RACINE. Wis., March 27. The refusal of
Racine laboring men to allow the accept
ance by the city ot a library offered by An
drew Carnegie will probably break up the
Trades council, which Includes all the
unions. The members of this council pre
sented a protest to the cky' touuciT against
the library, but withdrew it without con
sulting the Trades council. For this they
were expelled. They were re-elected to
the central body by their respective unions,
however, and on a refusal to accept their
credentials three big unions left the Trades
council tonight. It is expected others will
GUEVARRA WILL SURRENDER
Promises to Give I'p Command and
Rifles to General
MANILA, March 27. General Smith. In
command of the American forces on the
island of Samar, had a three-hour Interview
yesterday with the insurgent general,
Guevarra, asd several officers of his com
mand. Ouevarra succeeded General Lubau
aa insurgent leader In Samar and has sig
nified his Intention of surrendering to the
It was arranged between General Smith
and General Guevarra that the latter, with
the entire force under his command and all
their rifles, would surrender April 15. The
serviceable rifles to be turned over num
ber 250; of these 125 are Krag-Jorgensens.
TO EFFECT WESTERN COMBINE
Conferees Seek to Consolidate Trans
Mississippi Irrigation and Mln.
DENVER, Colo., March 27. Speaker B. F.
Montgomery of the Colorado house of rep
resentatives left for Washington tonight as
a representative of the TransraiKsissippl
congress to confer with representatives of
the National Irrigation congress and the
International Mining congress, concerning
the proposed consolidation of the three
The other conferees will be ex-Governor
L. B. Prince of New Mexico, of the Min
ing congress, and J. H. Springer of Califor.
nia, of the Irrigation congress.
PACKING HOUSE IN MEXICO
North American Beef Company Will
Try Yankee Methods In
CHICAGO, March 27. John W. McKey
of the North American Beef company today
let to George T. Clarke of Jonathan Clarke
Sons & Co., of Chicago, a contract to erect
a $200,000 packing house In I'ruapan, Mlch
oacan, Mex. This will be the first plant
of its kind In Old Mexico and will be thor
oughly modern. The long distance and hot
climate, added to the fact that refrigeration
on the route la almost Impossible, has pre
vented the shipment of dressed beef from
the Co I ted States to Mexico.
Movements of Ocean Vessels, March U7.
At New York Arrived Manltou, from
Ixnion; Gem, from itrenien; I'alahrta,
from Naples. Sailed lu. Touralne, from
Havre, for Baltimore.
At lloston Arrived Ivernla, from Liver
pool. At Shanghai Arrived Vang Tsze, from
Liverpool, for Seattle.
At Genoa Arrived Karamanla, from
New York and Kaltimore.
At Siilnmiiioskl Arrived Kentucky, from
Taeonia, for Toklo and Shanghai.
At llong Kong Hailed Kraemar, for Ta
conia; Victoria, for Taroma.
At Antwerp Bulled I'ennland, for Phil
adelphia. At l-ondon Arrived Menominee, from
At Liverpool Arrived Westcrnland, from
At Naples Arrived A Her. from New
At Queonstown Arrived Germanic, from
New York, for Liverpool. Silled Majeath:,
tor New York, from Liverpool; Khynland,
for Philadelphia, from Liverpool.
At Souiiiamptun Arriveu St. Louis, from
1 Nei yyer4wrrfi4Wfi)7'toWi tetvP f
CHARGES OF BRIBERY
Grave Offenses Alleged Against Members of
House of Representatives,
ARISE OVER SALE OF DANISH WEST INDIES
Case is Presented by Richardson, Leader of
the Democratic Side.
DIRECTLY INVOLVES AGENT OF DENMARK
He Admits Agency of Attempting to Bribe
Members and Press.
AFFAIR STIRS UP GREAT EXCITEMENT
House Decides t'nanlutously to lave
tlgate Charges and Committee Is
Appointed by Spenker
WASHINGTON, March 17. A genuine
sensation waa caused In the bouse today
by the presentation by Mr. Richardson of
Tennessee, the democratlo leader, ot
chargea alleging the corrupt use ot a fund
of $500,000 In connection with the sale ot
the Danish West Indies. The chargea were
contained in au alleged secret report ot
Captain Walter Christmas to the Danish
government, who alleged that he had em
ployed corrupt means to bring about the
negotiations tor the sale ot the Islands.
The reports from which Mr. Richardson
read mentioned the names of Abner Mc
Kiniey and his partner, Colonel Brown; C.
W. Knox, who was described as "an Inti
mate friend ot Senator Hanaa;" Richard
P. Evans, who waa said to represent "Mr.
Gnrdner and his friends in the house," and
two press associations, the names of which
were not given, as having been interested
lu the matter.
The charges against members ot congress
were not specific. I'pon the basis ot this
report Mr. Richardson asked the adoption
of a resolution for the appointment of an
investigating committee of seven. The
speaker ruled that the matter was priv
ileged after Mr. Richardson had amended
his resolution so as to specifically Include
members of the house.
Great excitement attended the whole pro
ceeding. Mr. Cannon ef Illinois Insisted
that Mr. Richardson's preseutatlon waa
fragmentary and that the whole matter
should go over uutll tomorrow, until mem
bers might read the documents presented,
which included newspaper extracts, affi
davits, etc., in the record. Christmas, he
declared, on his own statement waa a
briber and worse, but tho house voted
down the motion to postpone, and the res
olution, after being amended In minor par
ticulars, was adopted.
Personnel of Committee.
The speaker appointed tho following com
mittee to make the tnveatigation: Messrs.
Dalzell (rep.) ot Pennsylvania, Hltt (rep.)
of Illinois, Cousins (rep.) of Iowa, Mc
Call (rep.) of . Massachusetts, Richardson
(eVsm ) tl Tcanesnee, lhit-more tdenv). tif .
Arkansas and Cowherd (dem.) oi Missouri.
The army appropriation bill waa subse
quently passed without material amend
ment and a rule was adopted to make the
bill to retire officers ot the revenue cutter
service a continuing order until disposed
of, the order not to Interfere with appro
priation or revenue bills or conference re
ports. The resolution presented by Mr. Richard,
son is in part as follows:
WhereaH, one Walter ChrlMtmaB, a sub
ject of Denmark, who la now, Hiid who has
been for several years, a diplomatic agent
rerecntailve of Denmark, authorized and
empowered, Hiid with the government of
the lulled States for the Danitih West
Indian island to the United States, and who
waa alwi the agent of tho 1'nllcd States for
tile purchase of said Islands, lias submitted
a secret and contiilential report to his own
Whereas, tho said Christinas, agent and
representative ami aforesaid In his report
to this government, deelares and sets forth
among other thlims tho fact that the gov
ernment of Denmark has contracted,
agreed and obligated Itself to pay and
turn over to hlin. the said Christ
mas, lu per centum, or about .W0,10
dollars of the proceeds of the purchase,
money arising from the sale ot said Islands
lo the L ulled States when the same shall
have boen paid by the United States to
Denmark, foi the express purpose, as has
been declared and set forth by him in his
said aecret report to his government, for
the bribing of members of the United
State congress. Including members of the
house of representatives and other promi
nent Citizens of this country, and so sub
sidizing American legislators to the end
that the pending treaty between the United
Slates and Denmark ror the sale of the
Islands by the latter to the former gov
ernment may be consummated.
jMoney Is Heady.
The resolutions further recite that said
secret report states that the $500,000 shall
be immediately paid to Christmas, If the
purchase money is paid by the L'nkUd
States for the corrupt objects set forth.
The pendency of the ratification of the
treaty is also set forth. In conclusion the
resolution recites that a select committee
of seven memoers of tbs bouse of repre
sentatives be appointed by the speaker to
examine Into the charges and the alleged
circumstances, contracts, etc., "which la
any manner have for their object the
bribery or the attempted bribery ot mem
bers of the United States congresa or of
the payment of any valuable consideration
of any kind or character to them or to any
of them to vote for or to assist in procur
ing the adoDtlon or ratification of the aald
treaty of sale of the said Islands."
The republican leaders hurriedly con
sulted during the reading of the resolution
and when the reading had been concluded
Mr. Payne, the majority leader. Immedi
ately made the point of order that the
matter was not privileged. The reso
lution, Mr. Psyno said. contemptu
ously, was based upon an alleged secret re
port to the Danish government.
instantly Air. uichardson met this with
the statement that he had a copy of the
secret report to the Danish governmeuL
"On my honor as a member of this bouse,"
said he, "I have now in my desk what pur
ports to be and what I believe is that aecret
confidential report. Assuming ths full
responsibility of my words, I believe I have
unmistakable evidence that this report was
made to the Danish government by a quasi
it not a real agent of that government."
Bays lie Has Kvldence.
"When did the gentleman obtain access
to the secret archives ef the Danish gov
ernment?" interpreted Mr. Payne, sar
castically. "I never have been te Denmark," re
torted Mr. Rlchardeon, "but the gentleman
knows there are other ways of obtalaiag .
authentic government documents. I has,
the evidence here. This is a grave ehafa,'
I do not bring it here far the purpose t4
making political capital. Here te a cha(
that $900,000 was paid tor the express bus .
pose ot bribing the American congress, jt
the gentleman from Nov York aeebl la?
Interpose a technical objection.
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