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The Omaha .Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 11), 1871.
10 FORM NEW PART
Delegates from All Parts of Country Gather
in Louisville Contention.
JORMER SENATOR ALLEN EARLY ARRIVAL
,yriou Elements of Political Eeform
About to Bo United.
DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS LEFT OUT
populists, Public Ownership, Socialists and
Unionism Principle, A,
miiTcinr inuroruTc nun (IT ITTruK
TJUTSlDfc ADntntN I S LANNU I AlILNrx
lo One Who Dora Hot Believe li
the Cardinal Principles of
Populism Will B
i jijfr Admitted.
LOUISVILLE. Ky.. April 1. Delegate
(trotn all parts of the country are arriving
In the. city to attend the national conven
tion of the allied party, which will begin
jst noon tomorrow, and It la expected that
; when Chairman Jo A. Parker of the popu
, list national committee calls for order
there will be about 500 delegates on hand
representing the populists, socialists, union
labor, union reformers of Ohio, the public
ownership party of fit. Louis, the liberal
party, recently formed In Ohio, the united
Christian party, and In fact all elements
jjot associated with the republicans or the
Tha object of the meeting Is
the formation of a third party
composed of all reform forces. In
dependent of the old parties. No one will
be entitled to a seat in the convention who
sJeea not favor tha initiative and referendum,
public ownership of public, utilities, "Just
and natural taxation," tha election of fed
eral Judge and United States senators by
Sha people, tha creation of a cabinet office
of tha department of labor and equitable
arbitration, the establishment of postal
navlngs banks and "scientific money baaed
upon tha entire wealth of tbe people and
Slot redeemable in any specific commodity,
but to be full legal tender for all debts, to
to issued by tbe government only and with
out tha Intervention of bank, sufficient In
Quantity to meet the requirement of com
gnerce." Platform and Party Name.
The most Important work to be dona la
4 he adoption of a platform and a name
agreeable to the majority of tha dele
gate. Tha convention will be opened by Chair
man Parker of tha populist national oom
jtnlttea, and Judge Frank E. Richie of St.
Louis will be temporary chairman. The
permanent organization ha not been de
, elded upon. The convention will continue
for two days, concluding with a big labor
Before the convention Is called to order
tomorrow a meeting of the editor of tbe
''reform press" will b held at the Fifth
.Avenue. 'hotel, wall the friend of tbe
vsaajorlty rule (Wlnnetka system) will meet
(at tha Waver) y hotel tomorrow night.
Among the most prominent delegates who
, Have already arrived are:
' Colonel J. 8. Felter of Illinois, speaker
tfor the National Populist bureau; Milton
rpark, managing editor of the Southern Mer
Icury of Dallas, Texaa; George H. Sbllbley
of Washington, president of the organized
party for majority rule, and Former United
State Senator William V. Allen of N
REVOLTING CRIME DISCLOSED
Lault and Harder of Chicago Girl
tha Make Court Afteadaate
CHICAGO, April 1. Robert Kelsalg,
rwhos accusation brought about tha arrest
of Louis C. Toombs for tha murder of
Carrie Larsen last winter, waa placsd on
th witness stand today. The court room
waa crowded with people who had com to
'.hear the details of the moat revolting crime
tin the history of Chicago (or year past.
jTh prisoner appeared Interested, but his
A rope with which Kelaslg said th un
Ifortunat woman was bound, and piece of
Iron with which th wltneas said tha body
'was weighed, were produced and admitted
Kclsslg aald that Toombs had gone to th
employment agency and met Carrie Lar-
aen coming from her work as asalstant cook
on tha boat Peerless, then lying her faat
In th ice. The boy Kelsslg, who was IS
, years old, averred that on th night of th
murder ha waa lying In his bunk on th
boat. Toombs, h aatd, waa undressed and
a Wo lying down. Carrie Larsen was In her
stateroom. In order to get hsr out he said
Toombs ordered ber to come out and cook
bis supper. Sb left the security of her
room, only to b attacked by Toombs. He
assaulted her, witness said, and so fraa
tically did abe battle that In doing so
Toombs choked ber to death. Toomb laid
down for a while, leaving the body
stretched on the cabin floor. Kelaslg, hor
rtfisd Into speechlessness, still stared from
What happened after Toomb again rose
1 not printable. Witness shuddered aa h
ioid the story, and there were many
averted heads In tbe court room. Attorney
Barnes aald tbat this la th first time In
(the history of Chicago that such a charge
ha been uttered against aa alleged mur-
I Wltnes regained hla composure when
asked t tell of th disposal of th body,
Ha declared tbat Toomb Uso. the rope
around It, weighted it and then ordered
Xsisslg t help hlm carry It to a hole I
the ic near the boat. Tbta waa done and
Kalsstg aald tbat for soma days afterward
h waa afraid t apeak, fearing that Toombs
would kill htm.
SAY VERDICTIS ILLEGAL
pellutau and Jones Allea Trial Waa
Befor Mixed Coart and Gnla
LEAVENWORTH. Kan., April 1. Michael
J. Spellman and Pelbert R. Jones, under
aantenr for connection with commlasary
fraud In th Philippine, were relaaaad to
day, from the federal penitentiary at Fort
Leavenworth on writs of habeas corpus
granted by Vclted State Juries Hook. Their
bqnd were placed at 15,000 each. Tb
government gave notio of appeal.
la thetr plea for a writ Spellman and
Jones, who were captain and first lieutenant
respectively. In the Forty-sixth volunteers,
set up ths claim that the verdict found
against them waa Illegal. Inasmuch aa th
court martial waa composed of regular and
volunteer affloar. Thsy war brought hr
aux cwux oca MaaU)a,
DEFEND THE BORAX MEATS
lifrmn Dealers I nlte with American
Packer to Ptumt Exclusion
of the F.ipnrt,
BERLIN April 1. The German preserved
mest dealers, tbe strenuous allies of the
American packer In opposing the prohibi
tion sgalnst introducing meata prepared
with borax Into Germany, are organizing In
their effort to Influence the German gov
ernment not to enforce the proposed regu
lations against such meata, and declare
they would work them great Injury.
It la understood In Frankfort that the
evidence of certain Chicago medical men of
good reputation will be brought forward to
aupport the contention that the use of
oj-sx to preserve meat Is not Injurious. I
-iwyeral of the Influential newspapers I
TV - - . . I
V. ' " r Bjr i i reason lor iqs
t made by the government In the
.-man Gazette last Saturday. In
hr Ss'. explained that aanltary condi
tions . dictated the exclusion from
the OeV A."kets of meata prepared
Ith bora. HJv , connection the Vos-
Isrhe Zeltui. .hat the rrawi of Ger
man war venae. nve, for a long time been
fed on meat prepared with borax and with of Mrs. Clement's only son by her first hus
no harmful effects. The navy doubtless band, I. Newton Smith. In the other was
continues to use auch meat when abroad. nol written by Mr. Clement, stating
This paper also points out that tbe public
ealth la the United States and Germany
has not been Injured by the consumption
of borax in meat. In the government's
tatement on this subject, says the Vos- real estate operator, died, leaving conslder
lsche Zeltung. the hope Is expressed that able property The couple had one
preservatives other than borax will be
found. This Is Illusory, since other pre-
servatlves are much more costly that borax.
The paper concludes with saying: "Our
Industries must foot the bill and receive
severe blow as a result of American rs-
prlsal for the exclusion of borax prepared
CI cwrai Cmr) WATERY RRAVP
i-i-i-fi.li rnsu ivHicni uohvc
Crew of Cambrl.vn Princess CSoea
Down with the Ship Collide
with Steamer Alma In Foe;.
LONDON, April 1. Eleven men
drowned as tbe result of a collision this
morning near Nab lightship between the
channel passenger steamer Alma and the
British ship Cambrian Princess, Captain
Roberts, from Peru for Antwerp. The lat
ter sank Immediately and eleven of Its
crew perished. The Alma returned to
Southampton badly damaged.
The collision occurred at 2:30 o'clock
m., during foggy weather. The
struck Cambrian Princess on the starboard
quarter, ripping ita aide wide open. The
shin heeled over and sank In fonr
minutes. Tbe eleven survivors were hauled
on board Alma by means of ropes. The
steamer's bows were badly stove in.
Cambrian Princess was built at South.
ampton in 1877. It was of 1.275 ton net
register and waa owned by W. Thomas A
Co. of Liverpool.
ATTEMPT Tfl aflll CIITII P
n I h I f 1 1 i , w I w w l 11 i
Pistol Ised by Woman Aaratast Raa-
lan Police Official Fall
ST. PETERSBURG. April 1. The pollc
prefect of Moscow, M. Trepoff, bad a nar
row escape from assassination yesterday.
While receiving visitors a governess, named
Allart, suddenly drew a revolver, placed tbe
muzzle at the official's breast and pulled the
trigger. The weapon, howevei, missed fire.
In the subsequent excitement tbe woman
tried to escape, but was arrested. It Is be
lieved that the attempt was connected with
tbe recent student troubles.
BERLIN. April 1. A dispatch to the Tag
Blatt from SU Petersburg dated Monday,
March 31, aaya tbe student are organiz
ing a fresh revolutionary meeting and have
succeeded in mailing ten thousand cir
culars, mostly addressed to persons 'be
longing to tha educated claasea, imploring
them to attend, armed if possible, a n
olutlonary demonstration in front of the
Kazan .cathedral today.
IMPOSES TAX ON LIBERALS
Colombian Government Collect Lars
Revenues tn Panama for
PANAMA, Colombia, April l. A national
decrea of recant date lmpoaed a war tax
of 3500.000 per month on tbe liberals In the
department oi ranama. a iibi oi me no-
erals In tbl city who ar taxed, with th
amounts they bar to pay. was published
today, it total 170,000.
By a decree Issued today th govern-
ment will expropriate all hide of cattle
consumed on th Isthmus.
General Salazar informed the correspond
ent of th Associated Pre that he had
been compelled to take extreme measures
in order to meet the great expense caused
by the maintenance of so many troops un
dsr arms, and otheivextraordlnary war prep
a ratio as.
CAN PUT GUARD IN MANCHURIA
China, br . Agreement with Raasla,
Malatala Whatever Force
rKitin, Apm 1. in jaancnunan con-
ventlon. th main conditions of which war
recently agreea upon oy rsui uresar, nus-
Bia s minister to China, and Prince Cblng
president of tbe Chinese foreign office, per
mil China to maintain whatever fore she
think necessary in Manchuria after th
evacuation of that territory.
Official reports received her from Nleu
Chwang declare the Russians to bo dis
playing great military activity there. Ten
thousand troop recently have been moved
to Port Arthur and new drafts ar arriv
ing. An extensive and permanent tela
graph system is being constructed.
Feature of Parade of Russian Regrl
meat at Barrack at
ST. PETERSBURG, April 1. While th
Migorod regiment wss parading on the bar-
acka square at Kteff yesterday Captain
Sofronoff shot and killed Lieutenant Orod-
ski for maligning th former's family.
neary irvin; a ...... no . s.ore..
LONDON, April 1. Sir Henry Irving, Ellen
Tarry and their party, who were pasengera
on tb Atlantic transport Un steamer Mln -
neapolls, from New York, March 12, which
reached lta dock here today, war wel -
corned on their arrival by many theatrical
Coresv Sends t
siu..iu ror iracaera.
TOKOHAMA. April 1. Th Core horn
office la aagotlaUDg for th aervto of four
Russia exports to tnattruct th native at
Ooraa In various brawn at ladimtrn.
ENDS TROUBLES IN DEATH
Mrs. Mary E. 0. Clement of Philadelphia
FOUND DEAD IN HER HOME ON MONDAY
later of (imrrniir Royd. Deranged
Otr Family Mutters, Tnrai
On t,s and 9nt?ocates
PHILADELPHIA. April 1. (Special Tele-
cram.) Dtshearted because of lack of'suc-
cess In litigation and heartbroken over her !
Inability to retain the affections or secure
the custody of her only son. Mrs. Mary E,
rt nt a .1.1 . . -
utodi mnea nerseu in ner nne nurao,
1S17 North Broad street Yesterday her
body, bsdly decomposed, was found In a
third-story room which was filled with
gss, and a rubber tube attached to an open
gas Jet and reaching to the bed upon which
the body lay told the atory of suicide.
Tied about the neck of the woman were
two envelopes. In one waa a photograph
the cause of her act and giving instruc-
Hons as to ber burial.
Mp- Clement waa 62 years old. Eight
years ago her first husband, who was a
child, a boy, now 12 years old.
In nla '"l Smith left considerable money
t0 tne boy nd named Charles K. Weet-
brook as executor. Two years ago the
wldw married a young man named Clement
of Boston. The bride and groom lived to-
etheT ,ne Broad Street house four
months, when Clement suddenly left. An
affecting scene occurred on the occasion of
Clement's departure, bis wife clinging to
nlm on tho stepl and wggiDK h,ra 110t ,
leave her. He never returned.
Because of her peculiar actions proceed
ings were taken a year ago to have her son
taken from her cuBtody and the court ap
pointed Lawyer Weetbrook as his guardian.
Mn- Clement then made an attempt on ber
life and wbs committed to the asylum.
After six weeks' treatment she was dis
charged aa' cured.
Mrs. Clement waa the sister of Former
Governor James E. Boyd, who is In Salt
Lake City. His brother. Thomas F,
Boyd, bad heard nothing or tba death of
Mr. Clement when the presa dispatch
conveying the new was show to him yes
teraT- He said
"Mrs. Clement has been in poor health
r some years ana lor tne last year or so
her mlai h" b611 deranged. About a
year BDe W8 confined for a time in a
private asylum. She did not live with her
husband and several months ago her little
boy was taken from her by order of the
court. Since then, so I have heard, ahe
has refused to allow anybody to enter her
house In Philadelphia, seeming to think
that everybody had designs on her life
pl, . v,,. . ra .... m . .
" - - uvui wv jvwwim ui go aim uvea
1 most of her life in Philadelphia
PEACE MOVEMENT GENERAL
Boar Commandant Are Ready
Qalt War and Aak for
PRETORIA, Monday, March 31. Presl
dent Steyn and General Dclorey have been
located and a meeting between them and
Acting President Schalkbuiger Is expected
to be arranged without further delay. It
Is reported that General Botha will also at
tend tbe conference.
Commandant Mears baa sent in word that
his command will abide by the decision of
the Boer government.
Commandant Devilllera, who bas been
operating In the Ktmberly district, has sent
in a flag of truce, asking for terms,
The peace movement, however, has in no
way Interfered with the military opera
tlons. The British are again aweeping th
northwest districts of the Orange River
Colony, where it 4s believed they have
about a thousand of General Dewet's men
within the cordon.
HEIDELBURQ. Transvaal, Monday. March
31. Commandant Alberta has called a
meeting pf the Boers In hla district to take
place thirty-five miles east of The Springs
station in order to discuss th croDosals for
general surrender. It la said that Gen-
,ral Hans Botha has summoned a similar
meeting at Amsterdam.
a party of constabulary and natlv
t0out waa ambushed near here March 80
gx 0f the party were killed. The Boers
Surrenders are occurring dallv
KRUGER GETTING AGITATED
Kx-Prealdent of Boer Disconcerted
Over Sc ha I U border's Aetlon
In Pestco Movement.
NEW YORK. April 1. Brussels tele
grams Indicate, says the London corre
spondent of the Tribune, that the peac
movement of the Transvaal executive hat
greatly disconcerted Mr. Kniger. Among
the immediate retainer of th ei-presldent
word is said to hav been given out to dis
credit 8chalkburcer. Thj actlna nuresi
lo whom M, vrurer delegated hla
powerli t, denounced as a weak-kneed pa-
SOLDIERS KILLED IN WRECK
ThlrtyKIn British Meet Death and
Forty-Five Injured In Trans
vnal Railroad Accident.
PRETORIA, April 1. Thirty-nine Brltlah
soldier were killed and forty -five injured
In a railroad wreck March 30, near Barber
ton, Transvaal colony.
LONDON. Aorll 1. Th war office In rs-
I DorUD' th railroad wreck at Barberton,
Transvaal colony, merely aays that It was
accidental. The victims nearly all belonged
to tha Hampshire regiment.
TIE UPS AFFECT MONTANA
fte Trains Eatered Butt from F.ast
for Several Days and Mer
chants Fear Great Lasses.
BUTTE. Mont.. Anrll 1. Tha railroad
tuaUo , ,ucn M to cauia much ,ppre
benalon among the merchants of th sta1.
I who fear great losses by reason of freight
1 tie up In tb blockad existing in North
I Dakota. Between Havr and Wllllston, on
1 tb Or sat Northern, th whole country Is
I flooded and traffic on that road Is prae.
No trains hava arrived la Butt, trnm th.
e((t for M.r- ,,i ,u ,r, report-d
I Indefinitely late. On the Northern Pacific
I traffic la yst at a standstill. Wsat of
I Havr th tracks ar clear and trains ar
I nuBniaa aa schedule Lma
MOKX1NU, A 1M11L i!,
RESTORES INDIAN AGENCIES
Appropriation Bill Provides for He
tentlon of I ion t reek anil
(From h Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. April 1. (Special Tele
gram.) The Indian appropriation bill has
been completed and Is ready lo be reported
to the senate. So far as to? northwest I
concerned, few changes have been made
In the meanire since it ranie from tbe
house, except In the allowance for In
cteases, which the tenate committee has
decided will bo necessary.
Since the bill pnssed the committee, af
ter a most vigorous contest, refused to
adopt the recommendation of Commissioner
Jones for the aboltxhmeit of a dozen In
dian agencies at various points through
out the northwest. Commissioner Jones
contended that these agencies were no
onser necessary and prswented this fea-
ure forcibly to the committee, but by vote
was decided to restore those stricken
out. Five of the sgenries which Commls
sloner Jones wanted to aholleh are In the
Dakotas. Crow Creek and Lower Brule
were recommended by Commissioner Jones
o be stricken out. This raine as a sur
prise. Senator Gamble Insisted that tbe
agencies should be restored and on vote
the committee decided to restore the
agencies eliminated by the subcommittee.
Captain Charles O. Pslmer of Council
Bluffs, late of the United States army, Is
in the city.
Secretary Hitchcock bas sent to congress
report made by Frank Churchill, spe
cial agent, in response to the require
ments of the last Indian appropriation bill,
to the effect that "It is practicable to pro
vide a system of taxation of personal
property, occupation, franchises, etc., suf
ficient to maintain a system of free schoolB
to all the children of the Indian territory."
The report make elaborate presentation of
the school system In Indlaa territory.
The First' National bank of White Rock,
I)., bas been authorized to begin busi
ness with $25,000 capital.
George I. Kelley of Lincoln, Neb., was
today appointed special laborer at the
Cavlle, Philippine Islands, naval station.
Mrs. Emline C. Wicks of Santee. Neb.,
was today appointed asalstant matron In
Hope, Neb., Indian achool.
HOUSE PHILIPPINES MEASURE
BIH Providing- Civil (iovrrament Dif
fers In Many Point from
WASHINGTON. April 1. The Philippine
civil government bill as framed by the re
publican members of the house Insu'ar com
mittee was presented to the full commit
tee at a meeting today. The bill differ
in many respects from the bill Just com
pleted by the senate Philippine commit
tee, chiefly In the following points:
A complete plan of civil government
who a legislative asseraoiy including a
lower house elected by the people Is pro
vided by tbe public bill to go into effect
when permanent peace is certified by tbe
government to the prealdent to have been
established and after tbe completion of
a census. Tha house measure also adopt
the- coinage plan- recommended by the Phil
Ipplne commission and by. Mr. Connant, who
Investigated the subject for the War de
partment, making the gold dollar the unit
of value. In addition tbe bill provides elab
orate mining, timber and franchise sec
tions and also sets forth a declaration of
right as a baBis of citizenship.
The democratic members of tbe insular
committee have about agreed upon the main
features of a substitute bill. This differs
consldersbly from the substitute proposed
by the democratic senators. It contem
plates ultimate Independence of the Islands,
this government reserving such coaling sta
tions or naval bases as may be necessary.
The withdrawal of United States troops Is
contemplated aa soon as a native police
establishment Is in operation. It 1b not
expected that the house democratic sub
stitute will provide for a repayment to
the United States of the Jl'0,000,000 paid
Spain, as provided In the senate democratic
JUGGLING HARD COAL PRICES
Anthracite Association Make Reduc
tion for April, with Incrense
PHILADELPHIA, April 1. Announce
ment was made today by the officials of
the Philadelphia Reading railway that
anthracite coal prices have been reduced
60 cents a ton. This reduced price will be
In force during April only. On May 1 10
cents a ton will be added and. -equal in
creases will be mad on the firs? day of
June, July, August and September, after
which date the old price schedule will
again be in force. Retail dealers will an
nounce the reduction In price In a few
The reduction is ordered by the anthra
cite association. Similar action was taken
April 1, 1001.
The circular letters announcing the re
duced prices were sent out to customers
last night. A change from the rates of
the annual circular is the advance on egg
and broken coal, 15 to 25 cents a ton, so
as to make these sixes equal In price to
tb nut coal. This, th Reading officials
declare, Is dona to equalize the prices here
with thoae ruling In the west,
SENTENCE ON MEYSENBERG
Boodllna; Nt. loala Councilman Gets
Three Year In State's
ST. LOUIS. April 1. Councilman Meysen
berg, convicted of bribery and sentenced
to three year in the penitentiary, was to
day denied a new trial and his motion for
an arrest of Judgment wss overruled by
Judge Douglas. Tbe defendant filed an
appeal to the supreme court. The court
then psssed sentence on Meysenberg.
Judge Douglas then called Jh case of
John K. Muirell, member of the bouse of
delegstes, who waa indicted fo- bribery In
connection with the suburban railway bill.
Murrell forfeited hi bond of $5,000 on
March 17, when th case ws called for
trial before. Hi present whtreebout are
unknown to tbe authorities. As Murrell
did not arrive the cas was la d over until
th next term of court.
WAR SHIP AT SAN DOMINGO
Maehlae Ordered There at Keenest of
State Depart meat a precau
WASHINGTON, April 1 Tf.e Stat de
partment having been advised by cable of
the revolutionary movement In 6an Do
mingo, bas requested the Nsvj department
to aend a war ablp there, and Mat-bias, now
at San Juan, Porto Rico, probalily will start
acroa today. Tha trouble laf not believed
le be rtoua, but It la deemed) wall to bar
sain iar a wmXIM of prajttutWa,
1902 TEN PAGES.
'BATHHOUSE" JOHN ELECTED
Carries Chicago's First Ward by Twentj
FiTe Hundred Majority,
MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP IS FAVORED
On question of Public Unities the
A oters Approve Municipal Con
trol Town ttoverr cut
CHICAGO. April 1 The republicans and
democrats each made a net gain of one al
derman In the rlty election held today. The
council will consist of thirty-nine republl
cano, thirty democrats, one Independent.
Tbe old council consisted of thirty-eight
republicans, twenty-nine democrats and
The hottest fight of tbe campaign was
I In the Kim ward, where a determined ef-
! fort waa ma'le by the opponente of John J.
Coughlln, known as "Bathhouse," to de
feat him. It was the only ward In the
rlty where anything like a full vole waa
polled. Coughlln won easily, however, se
curing a majority of 2.605 votes over David
L. Frank, the republican candidate.
The Issues at stake were entirely local,
the only Interest outside the w-. d boun
daries being interjected by the municipal
voters' league, an qrganlzation formed to
bring about, ns far as possible, the selec
tion of drsirable members of the rlty coun
cil, irrespective of party.
I. rna,ur la Shim T( a I.
The lciRiie has been (he backbone of some
of the hardest fighting done in the elec
tion, and succeeded with tbe majority of
Its candidates. It recommended for elec
tion thirty-six men and of those twenty
eight were elected. Besides the election
of thirty-six aldermen one each from
thirty-four wards and two from tbe Tenth
ward, one to fill a vacancy town officer, a
collector, assessor, supervisor and clerk
were chosen In the South, North and West
towns of Lske View, Hyde Park, Jeffer
son and Lake.
In the South town the democrats elected
the assessor, collector and clerk by major
ities approximating 2,000, the republicans
elected the supervisor by a majority of
1,000. In the town of Lakevlew the repub
licans elected all of the officers by majorit
ies ranging from 3,500 to 4.100. They
elected all In the town of Hyde Park by
majorities ranging from 5,600 to 6,300. They
also won a clean victory In the town of
Jefferson by majorities averaging 2,200.
nme Democratic Victories.
In the West town the democrats elected
by majorities of about 1,000 the assessor,
collector and supervisor. The republicans
saved tbe clerk by 100 votes. The demo
crats made a clean sweep in the town of
Lake, the vote being close.
The democrats won all the offices in the
North town by 1,200. Tbe men elected to
the offices of assessor, collector, clerk and
supervisor will never enter upon their
duties, for tbe reason tbat the election that
Rave them their positions, wiped their
offices out of existence.
Tbe question of abolishing the various
towa governments waa submitted to tbe
people and carried by an overwhelming
majority. Other questions of public policy
were voted upon, among them being mu
nicipal ownership of street car systems,
gas works and other public utilities and tha
nomination of candidates by vote at the
primaries Instead of by the usual custom
of holding city conventions.
All of these were favorably voted upon.
None of these votes save those of th
abolishment of the town officers, carries
action with it. The others are merely ex
pressive of the wish of the people. The
vote was very llghtf not over 160,000 votes
MAYOR ROSE STAYS IN OFFICE
Democrat Is Re-Elected In Milwaukee,
(arrylna In Remainder
MILWAUKEE. Wis., April 1. Mayor
David S. Rose, democrat, candidate for re
election, carried the city by a plurality
estimated at from 7,000 to 10,000 over
Charles H. Anson, republican.
Rose carried the balance of the demo
cratic ticket with him, thus insuring the
election of William H. Gaebner for treas
urer, Peter Pawlnskl for comptroller and
Carl Runge for city attorney. While the
returns are far from being complete, the
indications are that the democrat also
will control the common council by a sate
majority. Rose's plurality 'for mayor two
years ago waa 2,401, and four years ago
over 7,000. Judge Warren D. Tarrant, re
publican, who ran as an Individual candi
date for circuit Judge, waa elected by a
large plurality over Lyman G. Wheeler, the
regular republican nominee. The demo
crats did not nominate a candidate for cir
cuit Judge. Tbe political complexion of
the city remains unchanged.
MADISON, Wis., April 1. The repub
llci'hs carried the city by 500 majority, a
t Vn of 1.000 over last year. John W.
'iroves was elected mayor over Prof. Storm
Bull, tb present Incumbent. The council
will have a republican majority.
REPUBLICANS IN ILLINOIS
Party Electa Entire Ticket la Rock
Island and Make Other
ROCK ISLAND 111., April 1. The re
publicans today elected their entire town
ship ticket and three aldermen. The dem
ocrats elected four aldermen. Tb new
council will stand, eleven republicans and
BLOOMINGTON, III., April 1. In Bloom-
Ington township today tbe democrats elected
two csndldates for supervisor and Justice.
Tbls la the first time In twenty years tbat
tbe democrats have elected candidates In
this township. Tbe other offices were car
ried by tbe republicans.
QUINCY. III., April 1. Ther was littl
Interest In the municipal election tcday.
The republicans gained two aldermen,
leaving ths council eight democrats to six
republicans. The town ticket was elected
by normal democratic majorities.
To Macreed Moody of Oregon.
PORTLAND, Ore., April 1. J. N. Wil
liamson was nominated for congress fday
by the republicans of the Second district
to succeed Congressman Moody. William
son is a stockman cf Crook county and Is
st present state senator. Thomas H.
Tongue was today renominated for con
gressman by acclamation at ths republican
convention of the First district.
Texas Still Democratic.
DALLA8, Tex., April 1. Municipal elee
tlons were held throughout Texas today and
th democratic tickets had but littl oppo
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska-Fair Wednesday.
Kxcept Rain in Kxtreme West Portions;
Thursday Kaln In West and Central Por
tions; Fair In Kxtreme F.ast; Variable
Winds, Upcoming Northeast.
Temperature at Omaha Yeater-dan
1 p. m ft"
2 p. tn ft
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4 p. ra 411
ft p. m 4:t
A p. m 42
7 p. m 41
H p. m SU
p. m ST
R a. m
A a. tn
T a. m
M a. m
9 a. m
10 a, m
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FAST TRAIN KILLS THREE
In Ion PnclBc Knalae "trlkr Party
Retarnlna from a
TOPEKA, Kan.. April 1 s special to the
State Journal from St. Mary's. Kan., cay:
Three persons were Instantly killed and
another perhaps fatally . Injured shortly
after 1 o'clock this morning at Bond's
crossing, two miles west of Rossvllle, by
the Union Pacific passenger train No. J,
Mrs, Fred Smith may recover, although at
9 o'clock thla rooming abe was still un
conscious and was In a delirious condition.
Mrs. Smith was the bride of less than
a week, having been married on Sunday,
and Miss Minnie Malney was to have been
married next Sunday to Edward Smith, one
of the unfortunate men. Tbe young people
had been to St. Mary's to attend a Wood
men's dance, and were returning home
when .the accident occurred.
The bodies of the killed were terribly
mangled and Miss Mainey's head was com
pletely severed from her body. Both the
horses were Instantly killed and the car
rlage was completely splintered. The en
gineer did not see the carriage until after
the engine had struck. He Immediately
brought his train to a standstill and the
bodies were taken on board and were car
rled to St. Mary's. They were taken to
Rossvllle early this morning, where th
MAY BE KIDDTS TREASURE
Chest Filled with Ancient Coin I n
earthed Near Peekaklll Iad te
Search for Pirate' Wealth.
NEW YORK, April 1. A gang of Italians
at work on New York Central Improvements
near Anthony's Nose, three miles north of
Peeksklll, baa, It Is reported, unearthed an
ancient chest filled with silver coins or
The itlscovery led to a fresh outbreak
of tbe search for Captain Kldd's alleged
burled treasure, the search for which has
at various times caused the upheaval of
large tracts on Long Island and along the
:The fact that the coins Just found bear a
date subsequent to the execution of the
notorious pirate at London in 1701 ap
parently hag hat) little effect In checking
tha lust for gold, and tbe demand for picks
and shovels is said to be insatiable In the
vicinity of Peeksklll.
MAYOR ELECTED BY ONE VOTE
Minnesota Man Rdae Into Office by
ST. PAUL, April 1. The municlpsl elec
tions held today in tbe third-class cities
of the state did not result in any marked
political changes. In many of the cities
party lines were abandoned.
At St. Peter Mayor Mueller, the present
Incumbent, was re-elected by one vote over
Andrew Carlson. Tbe democrats elected
tbe mayor and a majority of the aldermen
at Faribault, wblcb Is normally republican,
and were successful at Wabasha. Repub
licans elected their entire city tickets at
Anoka, Albert Lea and New Ulm. At
Fergus Fall the citizens' ticket scored a
victory over the worklngmens ticket.
License carried and a proposition to issue
bonds for eleotrlc lighting purposes was
Nominations In Yankton.
YANKTON, S. D.. April 1. (Special Tele
gram.) The republicans last night nom
inated candidates for alderman as follows'
First ward, E. O. Walgren; Second ward,
Harry Box; Third ward, L. L. Tyler, Fourth
ward, A. Nyberg.
The democrats hav nominated James
Crow In the First ward, Fred Burgi In the
Second, Charles Freney In the Third and
Dav Flnnegan in tbe Fourth. The Issues
are purely partisan.
Cleaver Stay Mayor of Huron.
HURON. 8. D., April 1. (Special Tele
gram.) Today's city election resulted In
the re-election of J. A. Cleaver as mayor;
N. Brow ley, clerk; J. T. Ohlaine, assessor;
R. B. Brockway, poltcs magistrate; alder
men, N. L. Tobln, Charles E. Bryant, Mllo
Booth. A. J. Blck. About half the usual
vote waa polled.
EIGHT HOURS ATSAME WAGES
Blast Furnace Mark ere Decide t Cut
Of Oae-Tblrd of Work.
COLUMBUS. O., April 1. President Jsmes
MeMahoa of the Blast Furnace Workers of
America has sent tbe organization an offi
cial uotlc from Youngstown, ()., tbat on
and after May 1, 1902. eight hours shall con
stitute a day's work at the ssme late of
pay now allowed for twelve hours' work.
Tbe notice will affect all th blast furnac
workers In America, and instead of two
shifts at a furnace each twenty-four hours
under the new scale three will be required.
CARPENTERS DR0P HAMMERS
Foar Hundred aad Fifty Strike at St.
Joseph, Demaadlaa; Advance
ST. JOSEPH. Mo., April 1. Four hundred
and fifty carpenters went out on strike to
day. They ar demanding s minimum wage
seal of thirty-seven and a half cents an
hour instead of thirty cents as at present.
ONE THOUSAND WANT RAISE
Men Repreaeatlas; Balldlns; Trade at
Xlaaara Falls Damaad Mara
Pay and Shorter Dny.
NIAGARA FALLS, N. T., April 1. Ooe
thousand men, representing 'th bulldlrg
trade of this city, struck today for as ad
vane cf wages and sa sight-hour work
LINCOLN BARELY WET i
License Element Squwses Out Victory
by Margin of Sixty-Two.
PROHIBITIONISTS HOPEFUL ON A RECOUNT
Leader Declares a Little Mora Money
Would Bring Drouth.
ELECTIONS IN MANY NEBRASKA CITIES
Blair Be-Elects Mayor Haller to His Seventh
HE SAYS TOWN SHALL BE KEPT SHUT
llla lilcease Carries the Day la
Several Municipalities, While Only
a Few Vote Absolutely for
Many cities In Nebraska held municipal
elections yesterday. Lincoln bad a close
call from going after a hot contest by the
prohibition element, license carrying the
city by only 62 votes. Beatrice, Crelghton,
Holdrege, Stroinsburg and Syracuse voted
for high license. The Beatrice council la
for license by only on majority, lndlaaola
has a license council, but an antl-llcensa
mayor. Norfolk, Gothenburg, Alma, Car
roll, Elm Creek and Osceola went wet.
Lyons goes wet after on season of drouth.
Tekamah goes for license by only 5 major
ity. Tecumseh, Adams, Be II wood and Lex
ington are dry. Broken Bow enters upon
its third antl-llcense year. Nelson votsd
for no-llcenae, but tbe council I for license
by a majority of one, due to holdover mem
bers. In McCook the republicans lose a
councilman by overconfident- and staying
at home. Osceola voted for tbe rccupatlon
tax. Wahoo elected chiefly republicans.
Plattsmoiith elected a socialist councilman.
Central City went on record for tb Initia
tive and referendum. O'Neill endorsed
Gallagher for his tbird term as mayor.
Crete elected Buck, democrat, mayor, by
67 majority. Columbus defeated Louis
Held, democrat, for tbe second successive
year, electing R. S. Dickenson, republican,
mayor by 13 majority. Syracuse gave a
majority of 6 in favor of buying the gas
plant.' Blair elected W. D. Haller mayor
for his seventh term.
CLOSE CALL FOR THE SALOONS
Prohibition Fight la Almost Successful
In Lincoln, and Recount Will
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. April 1. (Special Telegram.)
Prohibition tn tbls city was defeated In tha
election today by a majority of 62 votes.
Tbe entire republican ticket is elected
with tbe exception of M. D. Clary and
George H. Moore, candidates for oounoll
men in the First snd Third wsrds. Robert
Malona being elected la tha. First and Hor
ace Bishop in the Third. The majorities
of tbe republican nominees for cttj office -range
from 1,000 to 2,000.
Tbe result on tbe prohibition question '
was in doubt until tbe lsst precinct was
heard from. Tbe first reports showed good
majorities against the proposition, but later
returns changed the balance and for an
hour It was feared tbe proposed ordinance
had been carried. Tbe last reports were
from tbe First and Second ward precinct
and were more favorable to the saloons.
"If the figures returned to the repub
lican committee are correct, we are, of
course, defeated," said A. G. Wolfen
barger, tbe leading temperance worker,
"but I still hope tbat a recount will change
Mr. Wolfenbarger says the temperance
fight was made with a fund of only $375 and
he Insists that if a little more money had
been used tor the publication and circula
tion of anti-saloon literature his. cause
would have won by at least 1,000 votes.
Nominees elected for the princlpsl rlty
offices are: E. C. Strode, city attorney;
James Tyler, water commissioner; P. James
Cosgrave, police Judge.
Results In Other Cities.
. ADAMS At th annual spring loilon N.
C. Shaw, L. O. Clark and A. H. Whyman
were elected village trustee. As thr Is
no license element In this placs littl In
terest has been taken In tb result, snd but
ninety votes were cajt.
ALMA Dan Sullivan was sleeted mayor
on the license ticket; W. A. Myers, Steven
Jenkins, A. H. Gould, councllmea; Oeorge '
Miller, clerk; John Emerson, pollc Judge;
Harry Fuise, treasurer. Tbe rlty board
stands for license.
BEATRICE In the spring municipal elec
tion there was a hot contest for the office
of water commissioner and ward council
men. Two tickets, republican and citizens,
were in tbe field. O. K. Reedy, candidate
for water commissioner on tba citlsens'
ticket was elected over O. T. Curtis, repub
lican, by a majority of about 100. Tbe fol
lowing were elected: Councilman, First
wsrd, L. A. Scrogrs, republican; J. S.
Rutherford, citizens; Becond ward. C. G.
Baker, republican; H. Flshback, citizens;
Third ward, Conrad Stroh, republican;
Jacob Auch, citizens; Fourth ward, J, A.
McCallum, republican; J. 8. McCleery. citi
zens. Tha council will b high license by
a majority of one. The republican candi
date for school board war elected. They
are: W. W. Duncan, Ales Graham, Freak
Ft ELL WOOD Tbe entire temperaaee
ticket was elected by a ratio of almost
two to one. Tbe fight was a bitter on.
BLAIR The city election resulted tn ths
re-election of Hon. W. D. Haller for mayor,
with a majority of 69 over J. H. Flock. Thlt
makes Mr. Mailer's seventh term aa mayoi
of Blair. A strong fight waa made against
him by tbe saloon element. Mr. Haller
gave It out tonight that for one year tbe
saloons would bave to run straight and
Sunday closing would bo strictly enforced.
Kice Arnold, city marshal, ssd Thomas
Kelly, engineer of city waterworks, will
be reappointed. F. W. Kenny, Jr., was
elerted treasurer; W. R. Williams, clerk;
W. H. Hill, city engineer; councilman. First
ward, George Metzlnger; Second ward. Jobs
Sas; Tbird ward, John Robblns; Fourtb
ward. Jobn Lutz; I. C. Eller and W. D.
Kelly, member Board of Education. '
BROKEN BOW At tb city lettoa there
was only on Uckst In th Bald, henoa th
vot was light. Tb only questloa that In
terested tba voter waa, that of salooa
Ucenae. Tb total vot caat was ISO.'
against 16 last year. Out of th SSS vote
cast ther were only ninety-two for li
cense, which give a majority of atnoty
six against llcen. Th majority against
license last year was thtrty-ssvsa. Tbl
Is tbs third year In successes th towa
haa goo dry. Tb officers sleeted ar;
Mayor. E. R. Purcell; clerk, Fred ffUans)
treasurer, J. H. Klmberllng; poUss Judge,
Emil BcfcwlnA; city agler H- T, Ms
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