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The Omaha Daily Bee.
JTA1JL1HHED JUNE ll, 1871.
Ton of Government Decided on by the
Senate Committee.
Continues the Philippine Commission in
Control of Inlands.
Currency Section Order Establishment of
Mint in Manila.
Majority Member TJr poaed
Substitute Hill of Dfmoc, V
Order Arrf)4 Meusur.
Introduced. "-
WASHINGTON. Marrh 31. The senate
committee en the Philippines today cora-
' pletsd consideration of the bill prescribing
form of government for the Philippine
Islands and authorizing Senator Lodge to
report It to the senate, after voting down
the democratic substitute by a party vote.
The amendment provided for a census of
the population of the Islands and Is as fol
lows: That whenever the existing Insurrection
In the Philippines shall have cased and
a condition tit general Hnd complete peace
hall have bern established therein nnd
the facts shall be certllled to the presi
dent by the Philippine commission, the
- president, upon being satisfied thereof,
shall order a census of the Philippine Is
lands to be taken; such census in lis In
quiries relating to the population shall
take and make, so far as prncticable, full
' report for all the Inhabitants, of name,
age, sex, race or tribe, whether native or
foreign born, literacy In Spanish, native
dialect or language, or In English, school
attendance and ownership of homes, and
such other Informstlon separately for each
Island, each province and municipality or
other civil division, needful to Inform the
' president and congress concerning the ca
pucity, fit nous nnd readiness of all the
- people of the Philippine Islands, and of
particular Islands, provinces and munici
palities and other civil divisions, for the
establishment and maintenance In the
Philippine Islands or certain of them or a
permanent popular representative govern
ment. Fall Report to President..
- After-the completion of the census the
" Philippine commission Is required fully to
report to the president and to congress
Its recommendations based on such census
and upon the operation of the local gov
ernments provided for, whether or not all
or certain of the Philippine Islands are
capable, fit and ready for the establishment
of a permanent popular representative gov
ernment. The Philippine commission Is continued
In control and there la no further hint than
that above quoted of a possible change.
The following provision Is made for the ex
tension of the commissions authority:
That the Philippine commission is hereby
authorised and ulrected, In Its discretion,
to continue to establish additional munlcl-
fsl aVid provisional governments in the
'hlllpWnes with popular representative
government, so far and so fast as com
nrjritles in such'civll divisions are capable,
fit an I reauv lor the same, the qualifica
tion of electors in elections In municipalities
and provinces to be the same ss now pro
vided by law for electors In municipal
elections; and said commission,
whenever they find other male Inhabitants
of lawful age In such municipalities and
provinces capable, fit and ready for euch
extension, shall Include the same among
the electors, with the purpose of gradually
extending to municipalities and provinces
permanent popular representative govern
ment. . .
Provision for Currency.
The provision concerning the currency to
fee used In the Islands covers six pages of
the bill. After authorising the Philippine
government to establish a mint at Manila
and extending the coinage laws of the
United States so far as applicable to the
Islands, the following la Inserted aa a sec
tion: That the snld Philippine government is
authorised to coin a silver dollar which
shall contain 41S grains of standard silver
unit the xanriard of said silver coins shall
. tie such that of 1.000 part by weight 9o0
shall be pure metal anu jw or auoy, ami
the alloy shall be of copper. And upon the
said silver dollar there shall be devices and
Inscriptions to be prescribed by the govern
ment of the Philippine Islands, with the
approval of the secretary of war of the
Lnltod Hlatea, which devices and Inscrip
tions ahull exnress or symbolise the sov
ereignty of the United States and that It Is
coin of the Philippine Islands, together
with the denomination or me coin ex
pressed In English, Filipino and Chinese
rhiriuit.r. and the date of Its colnaae.
That any owner of silver bullion may de
posit the same at the mint In the Philip
pine Islands to be coined as hereinbefore
provided. Silver bullion brought to the
mint of the Philippine Islands for coinage
hall be received and coined by the proper
nm-ers Tor tne benem or me aenosiior.
Provided, that It shall be lawful to refuse
at the mint any deposit of less thsn $100
and also any bullion so base as to be un
suitable for the operations of the mint; and
provided also, that when gold la combined
with said bullion In such small proportions
that It cannot be separated advantageously
no allowance snail us maue lor suco goiu
to the depositors.
Silver Dollar Legal leader.
The silver- dollar Is made a legal tender
tn the Philippines. There la further re
quirement that the depositor of gold to be
coined shall be required to pay I cent for
each piece coined. Authority la given for
the coinage at San Francisco at the request
of the Philippine government of silver dol
lar authorised by the act, but It is re
quired that the silver coined at the San
Francisco mint shall have been produced
ia the Vnlted States. Silver certificates
of not less than $10 In denomination are au
thorlxed. '
Authority la also given for the coinage
cf subsidiary Philippine coinage consisting
of half dollar and of 20-cent and 10-cent
(lecei. This coinage Is to be conducted
under the authority cf the Philippine gov
ernment, with the secretary of the war of
the United States, and there Is a provision
that the dollars and subsidiary coins Issued
tinier Spanish authority may be recolned
Into subsidiary coins by the Philippine gov
ernment without consulting the secretary of
war. Minor coins of l cent and of 1 cent
In copper and of E cents In nickel are also
authorized. Provision t made for the mint
age of the subsidiary coinage-at any mint
In the United States. Existing previsions
In force In the Utsnds. making any form
of money legal tender are repealed after
December II. 190!.
Shaft Proposed In Honor of Ka-Prls-v
oners ml War Killed In
. IslUss. -
WASHINGTON. March SI." A movement
Is under way for the erecttoa of a moau-
avctnt a this city In memory of the 1.467
auldlera, ex-prtsoners of war from Andar.
V suldlei
) aonvlll
' $ Just a
til and Cabala, who lost their lives
fr Just after the rlose of the war by the ex
1 l - yloslon of the steamer Sultana near Mem-
t ohis. Tann.. on the ntrht of jinrli n lace.
phis. "
y A -.bill has been prepared appraprlatiug
'O.abo for the mouuratut and It will be
I. educed In both house of congres la a
fives of Schalkburger's
Peace Movement.
THE HAGUE. March SI. Mr. Kruger,
fr. Levels and the Boer delegates In
Europe are expected to hold an Important
meeting at Utrecht April 2, to consider the
situation. In view of Acting President
Schalkburger's peace movement. Well In
fomed people here say General Schalk
burger was evidently Influenced by the re
ceipt of the Dutch note to Great Britain
and other matter sent him here.
Ills conferences with Mr. Steyn and Gen
eral Dewet which heretofore have been
dally carried ot, were Interrpted by the
recent British military movements, and as
It was necessary to communicate with Mr.
flteyn and General Dewet before any peace
proposition could be formulated, General
Schalkburger had to apply to Lord Kitch
ener for a sfe conduct.
Considerable surprise Is expressed here
at Schalkburger' delay In getting In
touch with Dewet and It Is thought that
something unusual must be behind It. But
even If the Orange Free State and Trans
vaal officials agreed to peace terms. It
would be necessary for both republics to
call a general meeting of the commanders
and submit the proposals to the burghers
before they could be submitted to Lord
Kitchener. In any case, unconditional sur
render. It Is declared. Is out of the ques
Bombard Rirstoss nnd In Fierce
Encounter Forty Soldiers
Are Killed.
SAN DOMINCO, March 31. The town of
Barahona on the south coast was attacked
and captured by the revolutionists after a
severe fight In which forty were killed or
wounded. Later a government gunboat
bombarded Barahona and landed troops,
who retook the town. The revolutionists
retired to a stronghold In the neighborhood.
The Dominican minister of war has pro
ceeded to Barahona with other troops and
will take severe measures to re-establish
order. This revolutionary activity Is, for
the present, confined to Barahona.
The Dominican congress haa declared that
martial law be established throughout the
whole republic and that the constitutional
guarantees be suspended.
Ei-Kpeaker Heed, Mark Twali
II. H. Roger Inspect
the Island.
American steam yacht Kanawha, with H.
H. Rogers, vice president of the Standard
Oil company; T. B. Reed, ex-speaker of ths
houaV of representatives, and Samuel L.
Cleme'os (Mark Twain) on board, arrived
here today. The party visited the points
of historical Interest near Santiago. Mr.
Reed expressed himself as greatly pleased
with Cuba and. said the Island contained
more natural wealth than any country be
had ever seen. -
Kanawha left this afternoon for-Vassau.
President I.oubet Signs Decree Call
ing It for Issdar,
April 27.
PARIS, March II. At a council of the
ministers this morning President Lou bet
signed a decree fixing the general election
for April 27.
Seventy Thonsand Deaths Monthly In
India, and Condition G row
ing Worse.
SIMLA, India, March 31. The plague sit
uation is growing worse In the Punjab,
where 70,000 deaths are reported monthly.
Prominent Cleveland Man la Shot
Dead and 111 Slayer
, CLEVELAND. March 31. George H.
Allen, a prominent dealer In coal ant tim
ber and timber lands and geuwal teal es
tate, was shot to deatii In the yard m the
rear of his bom? on Delmoni avemm. East
Cleveland, tontgh. The deed was doue by
his coachman. John Hageafeli'i, who, a little
more than an J our laLer surrendered at
Central police headquarters and nade the
statement that he had killed Allen.
The crime s believed to have 'been the
outcome of a quarrel betwie:. the two men
about Hag iils work. Higeafeld fired
four shots tata AHen's body. Allan's wife
was a wltnras to the crlin. Her l'Ubland
bad asked her to get him his gun. because
he said Haifsfeld was going to kill him.
Before the wife could comply with her hus
band's request Kagesfe'.d had killed blm.
After committing the crlnvi Hagcefeld left
the scene, found a son anl told him of thi
crime, got Into a downtown car, rode to the
Central police headquarter:) and surren
Minister Deposed for Issuing; Paniph
let In the Interest of
MINNEAPOLIS, March It. Rev. Louis
Rlchter, a Presbyterian minister, was de
posed from the ministry and expelled from
the church tonight, after a trial before tha
Minneapolis presbytery. He was charged
with publishing In pamphlet form article
In the Interest of the saloons and else with
receiving pay from a Minneapolis brewing
company. The pastor admitted the actions
charged, but denied that by such action ha
had done anything that was not consistent
with bis position as a minister of the gos
pel. The deposed minister,-who Is $g years
of age, held a pastorate In Kansas before
coming to Minnesota. "
Mrs. William Small ' ltssstei Fifty
' Thssissa Dollar for Memorial
. to llaskand.
LEAVENWORTH. Kan.,' March .31. Mrs.
William Small, It Is announced,' has do
nated 0,0O0 to establish an old ladles'
rest la this city, which Is to stand as a
memorial to her 1st husband, William
Small, who was a pioneer merchant of
Leavenworth. Mr. Small died at Chicago
two years age while undergoing aa oprs
tlon. Some time ago Mrs. Small paid eS
the - Indebtedness o the new Youag
at co g icraUiaa association UuilOicg.
Cattlemen Slaughter Twelve Thousand
Sheep in Wyoming Fight.
Itefaae to Disclose Identity of Men
Involved In Outraae, hot Say
None of the Men Were
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo., March 31. (Spe
cial Telegram.) A courier reached here
late tonight from the scene of the fight
between the sheepmen and the cattlemen
east of Big Plney, which occurred last
Friday. Ho was on the ground Saturday
and states that no one was Injured, but that
12 000 sheep were killed and scattered, tha
animals being shot, clubbed to death and
driven over a cliff Into a deep and narrow
ravine. Three sheep wagons were burned,
together with the bedding and camp out
fit of the flockmasters.
The fight occurred between Sand Springs
and East Boulder creek, twenty miles east
of Big Plney. The sheepmen were sev
eral miles beyond the deadline and were
encroaching upon the reserve of the cat
tlemen, when a band of the latter appeared,
heavily armed and mounted.
After firing several shots at the sheep
men, who returned the lire, the cattlemen
closed In and as they outnumbered the
sheepmen Ave to one, disarmed the herders
and tied them and proceeded to destroy the
outfit and kill the sheep.
The courier refuses to divulge the nams
of those Implicated in the outrage, neither
will he give the name of the flockmasters,
but he would not deny that the latter wer
John and Abe Hill. There Is considerable
excitement In the upper Green river coun
try, and further trouble Is expected.
Wyoming; Supreme Court Declare Il
legal the I'se of I nfenced
Land of Another,
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Marcl: 31. (Special
Telegram.) A decision of vital Importance
to stockmen who have for years been grat
ing their stock on the alternate sections of
government land embraced within the rail
road land grants was today rendered by
the Wyoming supreme court In the case of
Cosgrlff Bros., plaintiffs In error, against
L C. Miller, defendant In error.
Cosgrlff Bros, grazed large bands of sheep
on the public land In Carbon county, form
ing the alternate sections with the rail
road lands owned by the Union Pacific.
Miller leased a large tract from the rail
road company and was enjoying the free
use of the government land adjoining. The
Coegrlffs used the government sections,
claiming they bad as much right there aa
Miller, but it was Impossible for them to
pass from one section of government land
to another without trespassing upon the
leased railroad tract of Miller. The latter
brought suit for (6,000 damages for trespass
and won, the case being appealed to the
higher court.
The decision of the supreme court, affirms
'he Judgment of :tae low'or court and In ef
feot bolls that the (raxing of stock on the
unfenced land of another, although such
land Is not marked as to boundary, consti
tutes trespass If the owner or lessee of the
land gives notice of such ownership and
gives the general location of the land.
Although the decision doe not pass upon
the question of right-of-way over leased
railroad lands, it will have the effect of ex
cluding stockmen who have been tn the
habit of using the alternate sections of
Uncle Sam's domain, from going on or
passing over leased railroad lands, whether
fenced or not.1 It also gives the lessee or
purchaser of railroad tracts absolute con
trol of every alternate section of public
domain, or Just double the amount of land
obtained from the railroad.
As Wyoming sheepmen have leased or
purchased almost all of the best railroad
lands through southern Wyoming, they
have now absolute control of the vast win
ter range that haa been used for years by
Utah flockmasters.
The case will be taken' to the United
States supreme court for final decision.
Barnard College Halae Two Hun
dred Thonsand. Which Give
It a Duplicate.
NEW YORK, March 81. The treasurer
of Barnard college announced today that
the full amount of 1200,000, which Is to be
duplicated by John D. Rockefeller, had
been subscribed. In addition to this amount
the treasurer received an additional dona
tion of $50,000. This brings the subscrip
tion to 1250,000. and as Mr. Rockefeller
pledged himself to double 1200,000 and up to
$230,000, provided the amount was sub
scribed by midnight tonight.
The Barnard college will now have an
added endowment of $500,000. The $50,000
last subscribed reached the treasurer just
before midnight and came In a letter from
Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Co
lumbia university, who stated the sub
scription came from an anonymous donor. .
Man Defend Himself Against Charae
of Murder Thirty-Three
Year Ago.
AVA, Mo.. March 31 In the trtal here
of James Wilson, charged with the murder
in 1889 of Orvllle Lyons, a neighboring
farmer, the taking of testimony wss begun
W. R. Lyons, son of the deceased, testi
fied that he was 4-yesrs-old at the time of
the murder. He saw bis father and some
men come up the roadway; heard a gunshot
and next saw his father dead; he also saw
the men leave. T. H. Andrews said that
he bad talked with Wilson regarding tho
killing of Lyons.
Tha defense Is trying to prove that Wil
son's connection with the murder Is a case
of mistaken Identity.
la Poor Physical Condition, but
Alarming Rumor Are Net
Borne Out.
WASHINGTON. March 31. Report were
In circulation today that Admiral Sampson's
condition had taken another turn for the
worse and that the end was near, but It
was learned upon Inquiry that bis condition
la unchanged and that he take his outdoor
xerclse regularly, weather permitting, as
hsa been hla custom tor some months. At
tls residence tonight If was aisled that
he was down to his dinner. It Is conceded
that be never will regain hie health, but
no lien untoward development have oc
curred receutly.
Nehraskaa 1'nder Misapprehension
Object to Plan for Imp rove
meat of National Guard.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. March 31. (Special Tel
egram.) Members of the Nebraska dele
gation have been receiving letters re
cently regarding the bill to increase the
efficiency of the National guard. From the
letters received It Is assumed that the writ
ers are under the Impression that the bill
refer to the general staff proposition ad
vocated by the secretary of war and antag
onized by General Miles. Th bill, bow
ever, has no relation whatever to this sub
ject, but Is only designed to provide for
a more stable mllltla than the present laws
contemplate. '
Several Omaha Indians, beaded by Hiram
Chare, are In Washington to present to
the secretary of the Interior a petition ask
ing for division of their trust fund. The
Omaha Indians have nearly $500,000 held In
trust for them by the Treasury department,
a portion of which they desire to have set
aside for their use. They were presented
today to Commissioner Jones by Senator
Millard and permitted to state their rase.
The postofflce at Mount Hamlll, la., has
been made a domestic money order office.
George W. Swords of Iowa City, la., was
today admitted to practice before the In
terior department. ,
Postmasters appointed:
Iowa W. O. Thomas, Onoida, Delaware
South Dakota D. T. Danforth, Ray
mond, Clark county.
Wyoming J. B. Budd, Big Tlney, Uintah
The postoffices at Bethlehem, Clinton
county. Center, Wayne county, and Reeder
Mills, Harrison county, la., have been or
dered discontinued after April 30.
Pension Commissioner Mentioned a
Morer'a Successor In Proposed
Ministerial Chansre.
WASHINGTON, March 3L Henry White,
at present secretary of embassy at London,
Is the latest and most formidable candidate
for the vacancy In the Italian embassy, to
be created by the retirement of Ambassador
Meyer. Mr. White is strongly urged by
Senator Lodge and haa a most enviable
record In diplomatic practice. He was secre
tary of the embassy, when Mn. Hay was
ambassador, and consequently be has a
warm friend In the secretary. ' ,
Bellamy Storer, now minister to Madrid,
Is to go to Berlin as ambassador to succeed
Mr. Andrew White, when that officer re
tires, which probably will be next fall.
The only contingency which, may defeat
Mr. Storer's aspirations In this direction
He In the attitude of the Ohio senators
toward his promotion; If, tbey are Jointly
opposed they may defeat The proposed ap
pointment, r.
Mr. Storer'a retirement from Madrid will
leave a vacancy there which rumor con
nects with the name of Henry Clay Evans,
the retiring pension commissioner, though
it Is learned upon inquiry that this la not
yet assured. J,, ,
House Committee Derides to With
hold Payment Pending China's '
'Remittance of Indemnity.
WASHINGTON, March 31. No action has
been taken thus far by the appropriations
committee of the house on the recommenda
tion of the president to pay by appropria
tion $2,100,000 of the missionary claims
growing out of the Boxer troubles In China
and an Informal understanding has been
reached that it will be Inadvisable to pay
these claims before they have been adju
dicated tn the usual manner by a commis
sion or some other body, and also before
China has paid the $23,000,000 Indemnity
coming to this country.
The latter came up recently when the
sundry civil appropriation bill was under
discussion and Chairman Cannon called In
Mr. Hltt of the foreign affairs committee
to get bis view on the subject. All agreed
that the claims ought to be adjudicated be
fore being paid and ought to await China's
settling up. It Is probable this terminate
any present appropriation of the amount of
these claims.
Resolution by Bnlser F.njoln Prexl
' dent to Protest for Civ
ilised Warfare.
WASHINGTON. March 31. Represents -tlve
Sulzer of New York today Introduced
In the bouse the following resolution:
That we sympathize with the heroic
Boers In their struggle to maintain their
liberty and independence and protest In
the name of humanity and civilization
against the continuation of a war which
outrages the feelings of all liberty-loving
people, and that the congress of the United
States, being committed to the principle
of arbitration for the settlement of In
ternational disputes, the president I here
by respectfully requested to urgo upon the
government of Great Hrltain the wisdom
of adopting this policy for tho purpose
of stopping the awful atrocities now going
on In South Africa, and that the presi
dent Is hereby directed to maintain a
strict neutrality between the contending
forces, and prevent the shipment of con
trabsnd goods from ports In the United
States to aid the British soldiers In South
Africa and respectfully Inform the British
government that if the war in tfouth Af
rica be continued. It must be conducted
In accordance with the. rules of civilized
warfare and the provisions agreed to and
sdopted by the CJeneva convention and
Th Hague convention.
Agrees to Disposal of Canal Right
by the Sew I'nnnmn
WASHINGTON. March 31. Senor Concha,
the Colombian minister, today delivered to
Secretary Hay a definite protocol between
the United Statea and Colombia, embodying
the terms under which Colombia will agres
to concede the rights necessary for the con
struction of a Panama canal.
It la understood that Colombia gives un
qualified consent to the sale of the rights
of the new Panama Canal company to the
United States government and the consum
mation of Its offer of $40,000,000.
Appulat Robert B. Armstrong, Chl-
th Position.
WASHINGTON. March 31. Secretary
8baw has appointed Robert B. Armstrong
of Chicago to be bis private secretary In
place of C. V. Rich, who has resigned to
accept a responsible position In New York.
Mr. Armstrong has been couaectsd aita one
of tbs Chicago newspapers.
Republicans Elect Major Against Jennings'
Third-Term Effort.
Six Republicans to Two Democrat
I Maintained a Ratio Alder
anna Huber Lose by
Tw Vote.
Major DELI . O. MORGAN. Rep.
Aldermcn-at-Large....JOHN OI.BON, Rep.
1 A. CAPI'KK, Iem.
Solicitor B. 8NYDKR, Rep.
Treasurer FRANK T. TKl'K. Hep.
Auditor FRKI I. EVANS. Rep.
Engineer H. U KTNYRK. l'm.
Asessor FRANK F. EVEREST. Rep.
Welghmaster WM. HIOtlESON, Hem.
Park Commissioner.. A. C. UKAUAH, pern.
Ward aldermen:
First ward : J. R. BEI.U Rep.
Second ward K. H. LOI'GEE, Rep.
Third ward M. H. TINI.EY. Pern.
Fourth ward W. C. M'PONAI.P. Hep.
Fifth ward J. C. FI.EMINO. Rep.
Sixth ward ISRAEL. LJVETT, Rep.
COUNCIL. BLUFFS, April 1. (Special
Telegram.) After one of the hardest fought
municipal elections In the history of Coun
cil Bluffs, the republicans elected Pell G.
Morgan mayor over Victor Jennings, the
democratic nominee, and holder of the office,
who was seeking a third term.
The other republicans elected are: John
Olson, alderman-at-large; 8. B. Snyder,
solicitor; Frank T. True, treasurer; Fred
Li. Evans, auditor; Frank F. Everest, as
sessor. Ward aldermen: J. R. Bell, First ward;
E. H. Lougee, 8econd ward; W. C. Mc
Donald, Fourth ward; J. C. Fleming, Fifth
ward; Israel Liovett, Sixth ward.
The democrats elected are: I A. Cas
per, alderman at large; S. L. Etnyre, engi
neer; William HIggeson, welghmaster; A.
C. Graham, park commissioner; M. H. Tin
ley, alderman Third ward.
The city council will be of the same com
plexion aa before, six republicans and two
democrats. Alderman Huber was beaten In
the First ward by two votes.
Owing to the large number of scratched
ballots In each precinct, the returns were
slow In coming In, and it was after mid
night before definite figures were obtained.
The complete election returns from Coun
cil Bluffs are printed on the fourth page.
James M. Benton Defeat Mayor Jerry
Hartenbower by Twelve
Hundred Majority.
DES M0INE8, March 31. (Special Tele
gram.) At the city election today the en
tire republican city ticket was elected by
about 800 majority, James M. Brenton being
elected over Jerry Hartenbower (dem.), the
present Incumbent of the office. The repub
lican elected nearly all the aldermen and
will control the city In full the next two
years. A. L. Moore, on tho citizens' ticket,
waa elected alderman In the Third ward by
a small majority. J
Complete returns on the head of the
ticket give Brenton, 7,306- Hartenbower,
,0l. ' , .
In the city election In Des Moines today
a voting machine was for the first time In
Iowa put into successful operation and
used In one voting precinct throughout the
day. This was In the Fourth precinct of
the Third ward, one of the beet precinct
of the city and contalnlhg as large a per
centage of Intelligent voters as any In the
city. The machine gave entire satisfaction
and waa declared by all wbo lived in the
ward to be a great Improvement over the
old method of voting. The state law now
provides that under certain circumstances
voting machines may be used, and this was
tried by authority of the city. It is proba
ble that other machines will be put in use
In Des Moines before the next election.
Republican Nominee Ha Thonsand
Plurnlltr Over Judge Van W Sne
llen, Democrat, for Mayor.
SIOUX CITY. Ha., March 81. (Special
Telegram.) Ten precincts out of twelve
give E. W. Caldwell, republican, a plurality
of 1,000 over Judge A. VanWagenen, demo
crat, for mayor of Sioux City.
The campaign was one of the hardest
fought In the city's history. VanWagenen
announced that If electe-1 he would close
the gambling houses and made bis cam
paign on the anti-gambling platform. The
republicans adopted a platform opposing
gambling, but were not so outspoken In
their promise.
E. W. Caldwell Is widely known as
"Happy Cal." For years he was Intimately
and prominently associated with the history
of South Dakota, where he was editor of the
Sioux Falls Press for many years. He re
cently returned to Sioux City, bis old
stamping ground. He was one of the foun
ders of Sioux City's first dally newspaper,
the Times. Charlie Colllus was bis partner.
Caldwell Is well-known In Omaha, having
been engaged In the printing and news
paper business in that city In 1867-68. For
the laat five years be bai been city editor
of the Pally Evening Journal. The retir
ing mayor Is A. H. Burton.
Elect Mayor aad Six of klne Conn
ellmen, Also Take All City
Hall Office.
BURLINGTON. Ia., March 81. Special
Telegram.) The democrats elected a mayor
and six of the nine councilmen. The former
council was republican by four majority.
The democrats also elected every candidate
for city offices. The campaign waa a hot
Brown Klerted Mayor of Oanwa.
ONAWA, Ia., March 31. (Special Tele
gram.) William D. Brown was elected
mayor over Henry Harlow by ninety ma
jority. For councilmen 8. 8. Cody and H.
B. Pessenden were elected; clerk, Oeorge
Underbill; treasurer, B. 13. Holcomb; as
sessor, L. P. Paine. The library tax car
ried by thirty.
All Republican la Missouri Valley. ,
(Special Telegram.) At the city election
today the vote waa the lightest polled In
years. Three councilmen and an aasesor
were voted for and the republicans carried
the city by a landslide, electing their ticket
from top to bottom.
Marshalltewn Avoid Parly Maes.
MARSH ALLTOWN, Ia., March 81. No
party lines were drawn in today'a election.
Kirbey was elected alderman In tha First
wsrd. McBrlde In the Second, Green In the
Third, Webster In the Fourth, Arnold and
Psenica la the Fifth. A light vote was
polled, ""-"Saw.
Forei .t for Nebraska Fslr Tuesday;
Wednesdsv. Fair and Warmer; North to
East Winds.
Hour. Den;. llonr. Peg.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
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Decline to Concede Rlectlon ef
Clarke, Which Generally la
Considered Certain.
LITTLE ROCK. Ark., March 81. Tonight
the senatorial situation remains unsettled.
It Is claimed by ex-Governor Clarke and
friends that advices have been received
from forty-four counties, showing that
they were carried by Clarke. These coun
ties have seventy-five members of the gen
eral assembly or eight mors tbaa a ma
jority on Joint ballot
At the Jones' headquarters no definite
claims are put forward, but Senator Jones
has not abandoned hope. It is thought that
by tomorrow morning the result will be
definitely known.
Senator Jones left Hope, for Washington
today. The democratic state ticket o far
as known Is as follows:
Governor, Jefferson Davie of Hope.
Secretary of state, J. W. Crockett of Ar
kansas county.
Attorney general, George W. Murphy cf
State treasurer, H. C. Tipton of Boone.
Auditor of state, R. C. Moore of Columbia.
Land commissioner, probably E. H. Con
way of Pullaskl.
Superintendent of public Instructions, J.
H. Hineman of Jefferson.
Railroad commissioners. J. q. Hampton,
J. B. Hudglns and F. M. Hanley.
The races for agricultural commissioner
and associated Judge of the supreme court
are uncertain.
ttr congress. 8. Brundlge, In the 8ccond;
J. 8. Little. Fourth, and C. C. Reld. Fifth
district, are renominated; Joseph T. Rob
inson is nominated In the Sixth.
Agricultural commission, uncertain be
tween P. H. McHenry of Pulsskl and H.
T. Bradford of Llnoka; associate Justice
of the supreme oourt, uncertain between
B. S. Battell, B. M. Martin and J. O. Wa
tell. The latest returns show the following re
sults in congressional districts: First, un
certain between B. M. Mason, E. O. Taylor
and Eugene Pariss; Second 8. Brundlge
(renominated); Third, close between Con
gressman Hugh. A. Dlnsmore and J. C.
Floyd; Fourth, J. S. Little, renominated;
Fifth, C. C. Reld, renominated;
Sixth, Joseph T. Robinson of Linoke; Sev
enth, uncertain between R. W. Wallace and
W. V. Tompkins.
Cities of First and Second Class
Will Kleot Municipal
TOPEKA, M.'reh 3U-AT1 firs', and' seconl
class cities In Kansas' will bold municipal
elections tomorrow to elect councilmen,
members of the school board and constables.
Townships also elect constables. The cam
paign In most of the big towns has been
along party lines. In most Instances where
the liquor fight has entered Into the csm
palgn, the republicans have taken the "dry"
end and the democrats the "wet" end. It
has been a wet and dry campaign In To
peka, the republicans lining up against the
After Kxcltlno- Klectlon the ew
Council Will Stand Five Repub- ..
llean nnd Four Democrats.
CLINTON, Ia., March 31. (Special Tele
gram.) The municipal election hero today
was one of the most exciting In the history
of the city. It resulted in a victory for
the republicans, who elected all the city
officers with the exception of one council-man-at-large
The democrats elected three
ward councilmen. The council will stand
five republicans to four democrats. E. A.
Hughes defeated T. M. Oobhlo for mayor
by 600 majority. Both of the candidates for
mayor have served four years heretofore
and each had defeated the other In a pre
vious election.
Creaton Goes Democratic.
CRESTON. Ia., March 31. The election tn
this city today resulted in a democratic vic
tory, the democrata electing four out of
five aldermen. The Incoming council will
be composed of alx democrats and four re
publicans. Republican Lose tn Shenandoah.
6HENANDOAH. Ia.. March 31. (Special
Telegram.) In the local election here today
all republican candidates wer defeated by
majorities of 40 to 50.
Grand Army Men Find Fault with
the Conduct of tho Pension
MINNEAPOLIS. March XI. Judge Ell
Torrence, commander-in-chief of the Grand
Army of the Republic, Just back from a
conference with th president on pension
matters, says the report of the Grand Army
of the Republic Tension committee was
submitted to the president over a week ago.
At bis request, however. It will not be made
public for some little time, a the presi
dent has under consideration the election
of a successor to Pension Commissioner
Evans. Judge Torrence, discussing the re
port, said:
"The committee found no fault with the
pension law as tbey now exist, but rather
with the manner In which the laws have
been construed and administered by the
pension bureau."
Incidentally Judge Torrence denied tbat
be was to be made pension commissioner,
nor waa be a candidate for that or any
other office.
Movements of Orenn easels March 31.
At New York Arrived Lahn. from Ge
noa sni Naples. Slled Konrdland, f(,r
Liverpool; Munltou, fr London.
At New York Arrived Mcsaba, from
At Antwerp Arrived Kensington, from
New York.
At Gibraltar Arrlved-Hohenxollern. from
New York, foe Naples.
At Liven"1' Arrived Iulgln. from Se
attle; Helgenland. from Philadelphia.
At Glasgow Arrived Hurmatian, from
Portland. 8lled Hueno Ayrean, fur
Philadelphia; I'arthagenlan for New Tork.
At Plymouth Arrived Kaiser Wl'helm
der Grosse. via Cherbourg, from New Tork;
Minneapolis, from New York.
At Ijueenetnwn Arrived Marlon, from
Hoktnn. for IJverpool.
At Gibraltar Arrived Trave, from Genoa
end Naples, for New York.
t I'VcrliiMirg Sailed- Frlederlch der
Grusse, Iruia Urtiueu. fur Near iork.
Twentj-Two Miners Killed Vj Terrifla
Explosion of Oss.
Largs Hnmbers of Cthers Injured, Boms of
Whom Will Die.
Seventy-Five Men Are Employed at the
ratal Plaoe.
Scene of Disaster I Tennessee Coal
. Shnft In Which Two Other Serl
' on Kiploalona Are Said to
Have Occurred.
CHATTANOOGA. Tenn.. March 31. At
4:45 o'clock this afternoon an explosion of
gas In the Nelson mine of the Dayton Coal
and Iron company at Dayton Ignited the
dry coal dust In the mine and caused a ter
rific explosion. Twenty-two men are
known to be dead. Reports from Dayton
at midnight are that eleven bodies have
been taken from the mine. The company
claims there are but eight more bodies In
the mine. Miners claim there are twelve
to fifteen more. Rescuing parties are at
work, but at a late hour tonight atruck
a heavy fall of slate that will delay them
for a day or two.
( Dead.
P. G. TRAVIS all white.
MACK FOUST all colored, and six
others, names unknown.
Injured. ,
W. T. Head, brother of James Head, su
perintendent of the mine, burned Inter
nally; will die.
James Riley (white), right leg broken;
bruised about the fare.
Will Prebsncll (white), badly burned.
William Scarbrough (while). badly
Arthur Hughes (white).
George Waflord (colored).
Tom Cummlngs '(white).
Henry Gonyon (white).
Gas exist in the Nelson mine and ths
men sre required to us safety lamps. It la
iue ruie ui mv vuiupsuy tur ini uiiuera in,
place their fuses ready to be lighted for
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and there are workmen known as "fire
men" who go through the mine after all tbe
miners are out and set oil these blasts.
' Shoot Blast Too Soon.
. The miners quit work at 4:30 o'clock thla
afternoon. It take about forty-five mlntes
to get out of the mine. The two "firemen"
today who are supposed to have caused the
explojlort are Lark Hunter and John Har
ney. They thot the blasts about 4:45 o'clock
before all the miners could get out of tbs
mine. It Is supposed tbat one of the fuses
was defective aud resulted tn what Is
known as a blown blast. Tbe flame shoot
ing out from tbe blast Ignited the gas.
which in turn Igniled the accumulation of
dry coal dust In the mine. Tbe explosion
that followed was terrific. The flame shot
out of the mouth of the mine and the shock
completely wrecked tbe shed at tbe mine
entrance. Three men were killed, while
standing outside the mine and two wer
seriously and one fatally Injured.
Two Other Serious Explosion.
This mine baa been tbe seen of two
serious explosions In the past. In 1884 four
men were killed and eight seriously In
jured by an explosion of gas.
December 20, 18H5, an explosion cf rain
dust occurred, in which twenty-eight Uvea
were lost. This w as caused , by a miner
carrying an open lamp, contrary to regula
tions. In May, 1901, an explosion of a
similar nature occurred In the EhalUdar
mine, operated by the am company. 1m
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The force of the explosion In the -Nelson..'
mine today was terrible. Bodies. 'were
literally mangled and torn to piece. Tha
company states tbat there wer but seventy-five
men at work In the mine oiy.
Most oi mem were out or tor mm labtia
tbe explosion occurred. -,
Alleged Murderess Surrender to Sher
rttf aad Talce Cf
Old Cell.
ELDORADO, Kan., March 81 Mis Jessl
Morrison, whoso bond waa nullified when
the stat supreme court granted her a new
trial recently on th charge of murdering
Mrs. Olln Castle, her rival, eurrenderod to
the sheriff today and waa placed la th
cell she occupied several months previous
to her first trial. Miss Morrison will. It Is
said, have no troubl In furnishing a nw
bond, tha amount of which will be fixed
when the district court meets tomorrow. .
Confessed Bigamist Nelson Sentenced
to Penitentiary for Three Years '
for Possessing- a Many Wire.
ST. JOSEPH. Mo.. March SI. C. C. Net
eon, who waa brought her from San
Antonio two weeks ago, eharged with big
amy, pleaded guilty to having three wives
today and waa sentenced In th criminal
court to three years In ths penitentiary. .
Nelson came under Jurisdiction of th St,
Joseph courts by reason of his marriage
here last September to Mrs. Mary Parker
nf Plattsbura. '
laltrd State Couasul Will Star Away
from Bslgsris Car-Ma! la
til Action 1 Taken. 4
WASHINGTON. March II. It Is stated
her that there will b no movement la
tbe case of Consul Dickinson by tbe govern
ment in the Immediate future.JI simply
will stay away from Sofia, and as th Bul
garian government ba no representative
here, there can b no retaliation la th
shape ot an Invitation to him to depart,