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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 1!, 1871.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, A PHIL 10, 1002 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPV FIVE CENTS.
ORDERS AN INQUIRY
Secretary Boot Demands Thorough Investi
gation of Alleged Cruelties to Filipinos.
ACTS IN CONCERT WITH THE PRESIDENT
poth Determined to Prevent Inhuman
Treatment of the Natives.
WILL PUNISH OFFICERS IF FOUND GUILTY
President Bays Army Officials Unit Bigidly
Obey Military Law.
WILL LOOK INTO GARDENER'S STATEMENT
general Smith, Arrnard of Issuing Or
der to Kill and Rim to Major
Waller. Mar Be Court
WASHINGTON. April 15. Ai a result of
the consideration by the cabinet today of
be chirge of cruel treatment of Filipino
by United States soldier. Secretary Root
baa made public tfc following correspond
ence: "WAR DEPARTMENT. WASHINGTON.
tprll 15, 1902. My Dear 8enator: I beg to
cknowledge the receipt of your copy of
tb testimony of Sergeant Charles 8. Riley
and Private Lewis Smith, late of the Twenty-sixth
Infantry, taken before your com
rnlttee yesterday. I enclose a copy of a dis
patch which has been sent today to Major
Oeneral Chaffee, commanding the Division
' pf the Philippine. Directions have been
flven to the Judge advocate general of the
army to take proper steps In accordance
With the dispatch. The War department
: Vlll be glad to receive the earliest practi
cable Information of any further evidence
which may be elicited by the committee
tending to fix responsibility upon anyone In
the military service of the United 8tates for
any violation of any lawa of war or of the
regulations or ordera governing the opera
tion of the army of the United States In the
field. Very reapeotfully,
"Secretary of War.
"Hon. H. H. Lodge, United States Senator.
Washington, D. C.
Ibariti by Gardener.
" 'WAR DEPARTMENT. WASHINGTON.
April 15, 1902. Memorandum tor the Ad
jutant Central: Cable General Chaffee as
follows: On February 19 a letter waa sent
rou enclosing for investigation copy of
charge made by Governor Gardener of
Tayaba province, which contained general
aUlegatlona of cruelties practiced by troops
on natives and generally of an Insolent and
fcrutal attitude of the army toward natives.
"'On April 2 a cable dispatch 'was aent
,ou urging action with ail apeed consistent
With thorough and searching Investigation.
" 'On March 4 a cable dispatch was aent
ffou directing disciplinary measures to pro
duce obedience .to the president's instruc
tions subordinating military officers to elvil
government In pacified province, and ln
tructing"you to relieve Major Edwin P.
Glenn and Captain James A. Ryan from
duty and order them to Manila to await
Investigation Into their conduct. In accord
ance with Instructions to follow by mall
" 'On March 24 Instructions were mailed
you containing atatement of charges against
these officers and General Jacob H. Smith
aa the basis of Inveattgation ordered by
the cable of March 4.
" 'Further Investigations Into both matter
r required by the following facta;
Case of Geaeral Smith.
" 'Press dispatrhea atate that upon the
trial of Major Waller of the marine cores
testimony waa given by Waller, oorrob
orated, by other witnesses, that . General
Jacob H. Smith Instructed him to kill and
burn; that the more he killed and burned
the better pleased General Smith would be
that It waa no time to take prisoners, and
that when Major Waller asked Oeneral
Smith to define the age limit for killing,
he replied, "Everything over 10." If such
testimony waa give," and the facta can be
established, you will place General Smith
n trial by court-martial.
" 'Yesterday before the aeuate committee
n Philippine affair Sergeant Charles Riley
' nu Private Lewie Smith of tha Tv.ni.
sixth i-olun'eer Infantry testified that the
tore jot torture known aa the "water cure'
'. administered to the president of the
tovn of Igbarae. Hollo province. Island of
Fanay. by a detachment of the Eighteenth
United States Infantry under oommand of
Lieutenant Arthur L. Conger, under ordera
of Major Edwin F. Glenn, then captain of
the Twenty-fifth Infantry, and that Captain
and Assistant Surgeon I "aimer Lyon, at that
time a contract surgeon was present to
atelst them. The officers named, or auch of
them as are found to be responsible for the
ot, will be tried therefor by court-martial.
conger and Lyon are In thla country.
Most ( Wltaeaaee Here.
" 'Both tb Twenty-alxth Volunteer ln-
I fan try and the Sixteenth infantry having
returned te the United 8tatea and most
of the witness being presumptively here.
'the secretary of war d I recta that Major
S. F . Glenn. Twenty-fifth Infantry, be di
rected to proceed to San Francisco and re
port to the general commanding the De
partment of California, with a view to bis
trial by court-martial under charge al
leging the cruelties practiced by him upon
a native of the Philippine islands at
-Igbaras, on June 17, 1900.
" 'If you can discover any witness stilt
In th service in th Philippines who can
testify in support of th charges or if
.Major Glenn desires the attendance of ay
.persons now serving In th Islands aa wit
erases for the defense, you will direct them
ta proceed to 8an Francisco for that pur
pose. Aa th two year allowed for the
prosecution by the statut of limitation la
nearly at an end, no tlm la to be lost.
'You will take such course in advancing
or postponing th Investigations previously
ordered Into the conduct of Oeneral Smith
and Major GUnu aa ahall be required to
.enable you to execute these Instructions.
Ytelatloa Art Few.
" 'It Is believed that th violations of law
.and humanity of which th cases, if true
,ar examples, will prove to be few and
(occasional and not to characterise the con
duct of the army generally la the Philip
, pines; but the fact that any acta of cruelty
and barbarity appear to hav been don
Indicate tb neceaalty ef a most thorough,
searching and exhaustive investigation into
the genersl charges preferred by Oovernor
Gardener and you will spare no etfort, ta
the investigation already ordered uader
th cbargss to uncover every such caa
! which may hav occurred and bring th
. offenders to Justice.
"The presldeut desires to know la th
fullest and most circumstantial manner all
tb facts, nothing being concealed, and ae
(Continue ea Becead rage.
CABINET OFFICIAL IS SHOT
Riialaa Mlnialcr of Interior la
astaated In Lobby of
ST. PETERSBURG, April 15. The minis
ter of the Interior, M. Slplagulne, waa ahot
nd fatally wounded at 1 o'clock thla after
noon In the lobby of the ministerial offices
by a man who held a pistol close to the
minister' person. The wounded man died
t 2 p. m. .
The assassin of M. ..'""'.e I a stu
dent, who gslned accet,.. . 'WiPS '
gulsed in the uniform of i., r jjjp.
He met the minister on the tu.
nd emptied a revolver into his
close range. The assassin lu Immediate
It waa learned later that M. Slplagulne
was on his way to attend a meeting of the
committee of ministers. He bad Just en-
ered the office of the imperial council
when the assassin, who had driven up In
carriage, approached and handed him a
folded paper, saying he had been charged
to deliver it by Grand Duke 8erglua. The
minister stretched out hta hand to take the
document when the assassin fired five shots
at him. Three of the bullets struck M.
Slplagulne and one wounded his servant.
The assassin did not resist arrest. He
said his name waa Balsahanstt and that he
was a student at Kleff, where he had been
sentenced to compulsory military service
for participating In the riot of 1901. He
aald he had been pardoned, but had not
been reinstated at the university, and that
he therefore revenged himself. The min
ister waa taken to the Hospital Maxmll
Uanovoskl. where he died In one hour.
M. 8lptagulne belonged to a distinguished
Russian family. He Incurred the enmity
of the student by upholding the views of
Pnbledonostzeff, the chief prosecutor of
the holy synod, and by supporting the most
severe measures for the repression of all
liberal tendencies. A previous attempt wa
made to shoot him on the Neveky prospect
about a year ago.
M. SIplagutne'a body was removed this
evening to the palace of the minister of
the Interior, where a requiem service In
the presence of the court and all the min
isters will be held.
GETS MONEY FROM AMERICA
Little Over a Third of New English
War Loan I Subscribed by
(Copyright, 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON. April 15. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) The J.
Plerpont Morgan syndicate Is reported to
have underwritten $55,000,000 of the new
(160,000,000 war loan authorized under
Chancellor of the Exchequer Beach's bud
get. A Rothschild syndicate la aald alao
to have7 underwritten $$5,000,000, leaving
only $20,000,000 for public subscription. The
price, it la rumored, will be 93Vi, being H
per cent lesa than that of the last loan.
The 8teel trust magnates took $50,000,000
of the first war loan of 1900.
ELEVEN MENARE KILLED
Shocking Accident Oresra on Board
of a British First Class
QUEENSTOWN. April IB. Gunnar Lieu
tenant H. 8. Borne, Lieutenant Miller and
nine bluejacket were inatantly killed yes
terday afternoon by the bursting of a
twelve-Inch gun on board the British flrat
claa battleahip Mare, during gun practice,
off Berehaven. In addition several men
were injured by the explosion.
The breech of the gun blew out after it
had twice missed fire. The bodies of the
two men who were sighting the gun were
scattered to pieces and blown overboard.
The injured seamen were brought ashore
PRINCESS GOES TO JAIL
I Accused of Forataar Name of I.ate
Cecil Rhode to
CAPETOWN.Aprll 15. Princess Radxlwlll,
accuaed of forgery In connection with note
purporting to have been algned by the late
Cecil Rhodea, waa committed to Jail be-
cauae of the withdrawal of her bondsmen
from her bonds. The trial of the prince
I fixed to begin Monday next.
London Stock Raehang Hopefal,
LONDON, April 15. The budget proposals
presented to the House of Commons yea
terday were received fairly well oa the
stock exchange today, where the various
departments developed no particular fea
ture, with the exception of a drop In con
sols selling preparatory to th laau of th
new loan, which operator generally aeem
to conalder will take the form of a fresh
Issue of consols. Operators on the ex
change continued to be hopeful aa to the
outcome of the peace conference at Pre
toria. The British cabinet met at noon
today. Among other business considered
waa the reply of the Boer leader to th
government communication mentioned by A,
J. Balfour, the government leader, in the
House of Commons yesterday.
Be Information to Impart.
LONDON. April 15. The governmeat
leader, A. J. Balfour, replying to a ques
tion In th Houa of Common today, an
nounced that the ministers had no Informa
tion to impart on th subject of the South
African peace negotiations, nor, ander the
elrcumstaacea, could aay Information be
Imparted at the preaent atage of th
negotiations. The government, Mr. Bal
four added, would Immediately Inform Per-
llament of the fact when they had any
news te communicate.
Bulgarian Will Take Action.
SOFIA. April IB. The Bulgarian gov
ernment haa determined to dissolve the
Macedonian revolutionary committee and
haa ao Informed the latter' executive, giv
ing aa a reason for Its action the fact that
the chief agents of th commltu have
been caught la the act of forming revolu
No Doty oa Prevision.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, April IS. Owing
to th scarcity of provision en the Atlantic
coast ot Nicaragua President Zelaya has
Issued a decree providing tor the admission,
free of duty, la that aectlon of th country
of flour, wheat, beaaa, rice and lard.
France t Have Kahlhlt.
PARIS, April IS A deer wa signed
by Prldent Loubct today, providing for
the participation ef Franoe at the St. Louis
exposition and appointing M. Mlchai La
grav coaimlssloosr general of th French
Mew British Loan.
LONDON. April U. Th aw British
loan of Cll.ooo.000 U te be rakted by M
leau of I per eaot eorla.
CONGER LIKELY TO REMAIN
Iowa Senators and Congressmen See the
President in His Behalf.
HITCHCOCK TO STAY IN THE CABINET
Senator Millard (all oa President
la Behalf of MrCoralck of I tab,
bnt Receive No en
couragement. (From a Staff Correspondent.)
Vt -SHINGTON, April 15. (Special Tele-
Senator Allison and Dolllver and
eeentatlve Hull and Hedge of the
Iowa delegation had a conference with
rrealdent Roosevelt today in relation to
MlniBter Conger, who, rumor says, 1 to bs
recalled from China and la to be supplanted
by W. W. Rockhlll, director of the Bureau j
of American republica. Rockhlll waa re
cently in China on a very confidential mis
sion and was the special representative
of thla government in China during Minis
ter Conger'a presence here on leave. It
la a well known fact that Secretary Hay
would like to provide a fine billet for Mr.
Rockhlll, but whether he will eucceed In
having Minister Conger recalled la a ques
tion. In view of the active interest the
Iowa delegation la taking in Conger'a be
"Our visit to the president today was
for the purpose of talking over th rumors
that are about In regard to Mlniater Con
ger," aaid Senator Allison. "The president
stated he had no knowledge of what the
newspapers were saying In relation to Con
ger, nor had he any thought of making a
change In the China mission at this time.
Representatlvea Hull and Hedge Joined
Senator Dolllver and myself at the White
House and united with us In talking over
After the conference Messrs. Hull and
Hedge remained with the president to talk
over some minor matters in which their
districts are Interested.
John A. Burbank of Indiana, one of the
early governors of Dakota territory, la In
Washington on matters connected with
South Dakota, In which he still has a lively
Hitchcock Likely to Stay.
Senator Millard called on the president
this morning, but owing to a press of busi
ness waa unable to take up with Mr. Roose
velt the matter which took him to tha
White House, which it Is thought had
reference to the secretaryship of the In
terior. Senator Millard haa a candidate
In the person of Mr. McCornlck of Salt
Lake City, but he stated after bie call at
the executive mansion that he had very
grave doubts if a vacancy would exlat in
the interior portfolio for some time to
"I have asked the War department to
permit Captain Swobe of the quarter
master's department - to return to the
atates, as he has been three years In the
foreign service and I think some younger
man abould be given a chance," said Sena
tor Millard today.
Civil service examination for position
In the third and fourth Internal revenue
district of Iowa are to be held May 24
at Dubuque and Burlington.
Postmasters appointed: Nebraska, P. B.
Nlelson, Tate, Pawnee, county, vice J.
Wenzel, resigned; Iowa, S. R. Nugen, Klon
dyke, Lyon county; Wyoming, J. K. Somen,
Moorcrooft, Crook county.
The name of the postofflce at Harvard,
Big Horn county, Wyo., was ordered
changed to Nowood and Fred Bragg com
missioned postmaster. The postotflces at
Chaae, Chaae county. Neb., Calvin, Marshal
county, and Hlbbavllle, Appanoose county,
la., were ordered discontinued after April
80. A postofflce waa ordered established
at Bordeaux, Laramie county, Wyo., A. B.
Miss Emma M. Quick of Omaha was to
day appointed atenographer and typewriter
in the Mlnot (N. D.) land office.
CHINAMEN CAUSE TROUBLE
Held In Detention Shed at San Fran
cisco and Steamship C'oaecrn
Ordered to Deport Them.
WASHINGTON. April 15. The Treasury
department haa received from the cuatoma
collector at San Francisco a telegram stat
ing that ninety-eight Chinamen who aTe
detained in detention aheda on ateamahlp
dock at San Francisco threaten trouble
it they are not either taken back to China
by ateamshlp companies or are not allowed
their freedom. Several Chinamen who were
detained have managed to escape, and the
case la giving the Treasury department
In anawer to the report of the collector
Aaslstant Secretary Taylor today wired
him to make a written demand on the
ateamshlp companies for the deportation of
th detained Chinamen and to further
notify th companiea that the Treasury de
partment will preeecute them for every
Chinaman who ha escsped.
The Chinamen who are detained In the
aheda have been held from three to nine
montha awaiting deportation and the
ateamshlp companiea have done nothing to
aend tbem away. They came to San Fran
cisco oatenalbly for traoalt through to
Mexico, but the Immigration officers bad
reason to doubt the good faith of those
looking after their destination, which waa
believed to be this country, and the China
men were prevented from landing and or
The steamship compsnles have a rase
pending In the supreme court which they
believe may aettle the right of the Treas
ury department to require them to deport
Chinamen, and that la on reaaon they
are holding the Chinamen.
THREE GENERALS RETIRED
herldan, D Russy nnd Bnrt Close
Forty Years' Service In Army
WASHINGTON. April IS. Brigadier Gen
erate Iaaac D. De Hussy, Andrew 8. Burt
and Michael V. Sheridan, recently ap
pointed, were placed on the retired list
today on their own application, after forty
years' service. One of the vacancies in
tbe list of brigadier generals thus created
haa been filled by the promotion of Colonel
Mott Hooton. Twenty-eighth Infantry, who
will be regularly retired for age tomorrow.
General Hoc ton entered the army aa a vol
unteer aergeant In June. 1861. He recently
haa served In the Philippines. It Is ex
pected that three more colonels who aerved
through tbe civil war also will be promoted
te the grade of brigadier general la a few
day and similarly retired oa their own ap
pllcationa. Another Gift from Caracal.
SCHENECTADY. N. Y.. April 15 -President
Raymond announced today that An
drew Carnagte had give I. Union
colt. The entire vara will be d.i-it4 44
UM OwMftUut. U. Not fcUsaefla bash
HOW TO EFFECT RECIPROCITY
Delegate to Xaastanarrra' Conven
tion Would Remove Function from
Power of Politician.
INDIANAPOLIS, April 15. The seventh
annual convention of the National Aasoda
tlon of Manufacturers waa called to order
at 10:80 this morning la the hall of repre
sentatives at the state house by D. M. Parry
of Indianapolis. He Introduced W. H. Hart,
state auditor, who made the address ot
welcome for the state Instead of Oovernor
Durbain, now engaged In a prison Investiga
tion at Michigan City. The welcome from
the city of Indianapolis was extended by
Mayor Charles A. Bookwalter.
The targe delegation from the eastern
states. Including the majority of the mem
bers of the association of Philadelphia, ar
rived thla morning. In thla party were
President Search, Charles A. Schleren of
New York City, treasurer, and Edward H.
Sanborn of Philadelphia, general manager.
The Toledo, O., delegation, already bere,
will be reinforced tomorrow by Mayor Jonea
and several other buslneea men, all bent on
taking the next national convention to To
ledo. So far It la Toledo against New Or
leans for the next convention.
After welcome and reeponslve addresses
were concluded President Search read bis
George Seabury of New York opened the
discussion, speaking to the part of the re
port on reciprocity In which Mr. Zearch
The concrete proposition which now con
front ua appears to me to be about like
Is It feasible, safe and expedient to un
dertake to adjust our commercial relations
with other natlona by means of special
legislation nettling with each particular
case, or Is it preferable from all points of
view to seek the utne end by delegating
to the executive urm of the government
the power to negotiate international agree
ments for reciprocal concessions?
Mr. Seabury said:
Our people are not In a position to com
prehend these reciprocity treaties. Even
our domestic manufacturers do not under
stand these thing. Such questions should
not be left to the politicians, and I am
not in favor of any congreHs dealing with
.He said he believed In reciprocity, but
did not believe that the weakest Industry
should be annihilated by reason of the en
actment of such treaties. The tariff should
bo left alone, aaid he, and When making a
reciprocity treaty with a nation only aucb
articles should be allowed to be entered
free Into this country which are produced
here without fear of competition.
C. A. Schleren, ex-mayor of Brooklyn, re
plied to Mr. Seabury'a remarks on poli
ticians. He said:
Do not make the mistake that repre
sentatives in congress do not understand
anything. As a rule they are able men
who ftr sent to congress, and thank God
they are. I now see a great muddle over
the Cuban reciprocity treaty, and do you
think It would be settled sooner If it lay
with the executive aioner it would not.
MUCH DAMAGE IN TEXAS
Hall Storm Greatly Injure the
Berry, Cotton end Cora
HOUSTON. Te., April 15 -Late reports
from the section visited by'fhe ball storm
of Sunday night show that great damage
baa been done berries, cotton and corn. The
loss at Alvln to strawberries alone la eatl-
mated at . $30,000, with aa much more at
Webster, Dickinson and League City.
Fayette county suffered greatly from hall,
cotton and corn being beaten into the
ground and fruit and shade treea almost
stripped ot fruit and foliage.
A number of cowa and bogs were killed
by lightning at different points, while
barns and one residence were burned after
being struck. So far aa known only one
life waa lost, John F. Pike being caught In
a creek bed near Big Springa by a water
apout and drowned.
TAKE HEAP INTO CUSTODY
Allegation Made that He Wit Pre.
paring to Leave and For
feit HI Bond.
EVANSTON, Wyo., April 15. (Special.)
William Heap, defendant In the caae of
Perry against Heap, who baa been under
$2,000 bonda for over a year, wa arrested
last night. It la alleged that hla move
ment led the officers to believe that he was
preparing to forfeit hie bonds. Heap la
being sued by the W. J. Perry Live Stock
company of Omaha to recover $11,000, which
they allege waa obtained under false pre
tenses. It appear that Heap secured the
money from the Omaha firm and mortgaged
300 head of cattle to aecure the loan. When
It came time to foreclose the mortgage
only about twenty head of cattle could be
The queatlon haa arisen aa to whether the
Wyoming court haa Jurisdiction In the caae
and further proceedings have been atopped
until the atate supreme court passes upon
Recaptarc Escaped Prisoner.
CODY, Wyo., April 15. (Bpecial.) Lee
Garrett, alias Ed Jones, the alleged horse
thief who escaped from county officer
here ten daya ago, waa captured Sunday
night by John F. Thompson. Garrett waa
In hiding In the Darran cabin near tbe
Carter ranch in the mountalna. A reward
of $100 wa offered by the county for Gar
rett's arrest. Lee 1 said to be a bad man,
having committed. It Is alleged, a number
of deeds of outlawry In northern Wyom
ing during the last two years. The officer
will now keep close watch upon him.
Cannot Locate Sheep Killer.
SUNDANCE. Wyo., April 15. (Special.)
The authorities have been unable to learn
the identity of the men who killed 200
head of sheep owned by the Empire com
pany In the vicinity of Otllett, bound and
gagged the herder and committed other
depredatlona a week ago. Five men par
ticipated In tbe raid. The damage caused
Find Another OH Spring-.
BASIN, Wyo.. April 15. (Special.) An
other oil spring haa been discovered In the
Bonanxa fields southeast of here. The
acene of the laat find la on a high hill and
it ia aald that th oil Is of th earn high
grade aa that found laat November In a
aprlng in the valley of Nowood. Tbe
county surveyor baa gone out with a larg
party of locators.
To Fla Summer Rate.
CINCINNATI. April IBThe spring
meeting of the Central Passenger associa
tion be an here today and will continue
three days In fixing summer ratea. Tomor
row the member of the freight claim
bureau, covering th m territory, will
begin their spring meeting, to take up ad
justment of claims and mak revisions in
the ruiee of the association.
LACROSSE. Wis, April U-A .telegram
received early today from Maiden Rock
Wis , etght mile above here aay that
burg la ra mad aa unsuccessful attempt to
blow the bank ther at 4 o'clock thia morn,
lug. Th explosion waa o heavy that
Mvaral building are reported to hav been
wrecked and in whole town ewakenad.
Th aatebluwar scd oa 4 Jundcar.
NO CLUE TO THE MURDERERS
Des Moines Folios Admit Suspects Under
Arrest Are Not the Guilty Ones.
CAUSES BITTERNESS AGAINST NEGROES
People in Vicinity of Mine Where
They Are Employed Threaten to
Order an Eaodne of the Ob
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES, April 15. (Special.) Noth
ing new has developed todsy in regard to
the probable murderer of tbe Peterson
children, and tbe police authoritlea and
detectlvea are as much In the dark as they
were the hour they begun investigation.
The general belief that the crime was
committed by a colored man, though there
is absolutely no evidence to that effect,
haa resulted In much 111 feeling at the
coal mlnea north of the city, where negroes
are employed as miners, and in the vi
cinity thereof. It la reported that the
farmers are organizing and will notify the
mine operators that they must get rid of
the negro miners, that they are a menace
to the public and that the people will In
sist on driving them away from the mines.
There are several hundred of these negro
miners who have been brought from the
southern states. It la a general belief
that many of them are from the convict
mlnea in the eouth and have been given
transportation to Iowa on their discharge
aa convicts. At any rate there are many
bad negroes among them, and the feeling
In the vicinity of Saylorvllle against these
miners is strong.
The governor waited until today to finally
Issue his proclamation for a reward, to
determine what was best to be done and
how much should be offered. Three hun
dred dollars has been offered. The city
police and detective force has been In
creased for the special occasion, and sev
eral Individuals are engaged In trying to
ferret out the crime. Some of these vol
unteer detectives declare that they have
cjues which they believe will lead to the
finding of the right person.
None of the persons arrested are be
lieved to have had anything to do with
the crime. Hutchinson, who was the only
suspect, clearly proved an alibi thia morn
ing, showing that he went to church in
Saylorvllle Sunday evening and then went
directly to his room, which was nearly
two mile and a half from where the mur
der waa committed. He aleo established
beyond doubt that the blood on his shoes
and clothing came there from hunting.
None of the othera were suspected of the
crime. The police are not at all con
vinced that it waa a negro who committed
In view of the fact that aeveral hun
dred persons tramped all over the fields In
the vicinity ot the crime It waa thought
useless to try to do anything with hounds,
but thla afternoon two were .placed on the
trail with little reeult. The police think
their movement a could indicate nothing at
thia late day. . .
USE TOO MUCH DYNAMITE
Baak Burglare Are Probably Burled
la Rulne Caused by Ex
plosion, DULUTH, Minn., April IB. Telephone ad
vice received from Eveleth early today re
ported tbe deatructlon by fire last night ot
the city Jail and tbe blowing up of the Du
luth, Meabe ft Northern railroad depot by
burglars at that place.
In the Jail fire an unknown prisoner waa
burned to death.
Several hour later burglar blew up the
aafe. They overestimated the amount of
nltro-glycerlne needed and aa a reault there
waa a report that woke up the entire town,
shattering windows in tbe houses for blocks
around. Wbeu the citizens reached the
acene of the explosion the station lay In
ruin and the debrla bad caught fire from
the atove. The flames were extinguished
and then an unsuccessful search waa made
for the aafe. It waa too big to carry away
and it la thought It muat have been blown
Into plecea too small to be located. No
tracea whatever could be found of the bur
glare and It la not known whether they
were killed or made their eacape.
CONTESTS 0VER THEIR SEATS
Difficulty Knconntered by Labor Del
eaate In Gaining Recognition
WHEELING. W. Va., April 15. The
twenty-seventh annual convention of the
Amalgamated Aasoclation of Iron, Steel aud
Tin "Worker opened here today. The
city' welcome to the 250 delegate waa
voiced by Mayor Sweeney and the responses
were by President Schaffer and other o fa
cials. Tbe convention went Into executive
session and a committee on credentials wa
appointed, to which wa referred the many
casea ot contested seata. These contests
are nearly all based on failure to pay
atrike assessments levied by the national
The wage scale committee continues Its
sessions dally. St. Louis, Columbus and
Youngstown want tbe 190$ convention and
St. Loula can get It without a atruggle If
aasurancea are given that the world' fair
will surely be held next year.
NEW. ROUTE TO KLONDIKE
Railroad la to Be Ballt Fear
Haadred Mile la
SEATTLE, Wash.. April IB. It la ex
pected that work on a railroad, from
Valdes to Eagle City, will begin abortly
nd will be rushed to completion without
delay. The company which it Is said
will construct the road la an English and
American concern and ia capitalized at
$,000,000. The dlatance to be covered
by the railway I 400 miles. It will pro
vide an all-American route to the Klon
dike. The route leada through the Copper
river country and tb Tanana district.
MAN HUNT jH NEW YORK
Heavy Reward fee Barbara Stlmn.
latoe Systematic Search
NEW YORK. April 15. Rockland county
1 entirely aurrounded by armed men.
atlmulated by tbe offer of $12,000. aays a
Nyack (N. Y ) special to tbe World, for
the capture of Frank Martin and Frank
Wymaa, the burglar who escaped from
the new city Jail after nearly killing
Keeper Van Noel rand.
Many farmer have Joined in the aeerch
and weapon of all klnda figure la th
armament. During the night the eearch
u-a ooatinued with laataraa and torch.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecnat for Nebraska Fair Wednesday
und Thursday. '
Temperature e Omaha
Hoar. Dec. Hon
A a. m ...... 41 1 p.
a. m 4 4 2 p.
T a. m 4!i .1 p.
1. hi 4T 4 .
9 n. m 47 R p.
10 a. m IIO l p.
1 1 n. m ...... fi.'l T p.
IS m nt Hp.
OMAHA MAN GOES TO DENVER
f. B. Horton. Aaslatnnt Superintend
ent of Western I nlon. Gets
NEW YORK, April IS. Charles A.
Tinker, who for many years has been su
perintendent of the eastern division of the
Western Union Telegraph company, haa
resigned, to take effect May 1, and Belvi
dere Brooks, superintendent at Denver, haa
been promoted to fill the vacancy. The
territory includes New England and the
middle states and Maryland.
DENVER, Arrll 15. (Special Telegram.)
Belvldere Brooks' promotion wss an
nounced today by Superintendent J. J.
Dickey of Omaha, who la In the city.
Charles B. Horton of Omaha will aucceed
Mr. Brooks In Denver.
Mr. Brooks will leave for the scene of his
new labors at once to lake charge May 1.
J. C. Nelson Is to eucceed Horton as as
sistant superintendent at Omaha.
C. B. Horton has been a resldeut of this
city since about 1880, when he was an oper
ator in th main office of the Western
Union. He wa promoted to a chief clerk
ship In the office of General Western Su
perintendent Dtrkey and In 1890 was ap
pointed assistant superintendent in the
same office, which position he has held con
J. C. Nelson, who takes the place of as
sistant auperintendent la now private sec
retary to J. J. Dickey. He went Into the
office here when a mere youth as office boy
and baa been employed there continuously.
BOYCOTT RAISJED FROM YARDS
Restriction Aitalnat Kansas City
Company Removed at Inntnnre
KANSAS CITY, April 15. The boycott
against the Kansas City Stock Yards com
pany begun last Friday by the Live Stock
exchange was raised this afternoon, both
sides agreeing to a compromise submitted
by the local packers. The stock yards
company modified the objectlonablo order
and the live atock commission men agreed
to the yard company's request that they
give clean clearance papers showing the
ownership of atock. The stock yards com
pany had talked of seeking an Injunction
to force the withdrawal of the boycott.
The request of the commission men to their
customers to ship to other marketa during
the difficulty caused no particular differ
ence in the receipts at thia market.
1 The boycott had no appreciable effect
oa" the receipts hors today, except
possibly in the case of sheep. Today'
arrivals of cattle amounted to 5,000
bead, against 6,400 last week, while th
receipts of hogs were 7,000, against 6,000
on last Tuesday. But 600 sheep were re
ceived today, compared with 4,200 a week
ago. However, Ha the aheep generally are
variable, thla may not indicate anything.
It la aald that the members of the atock
yards company are today considering the
question ot bringing Injunction proceed
ings against the commission men to force
them to call off the boycott.
NEW DEPOT FOR ST. JOSEPH
Structure to Be Krected by I nlon
Terminal Company at Coat
of Half a Million.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., April 15. The Union
Terminal Railroad company, which waa re
cently granted a franchise by tbe city coun
cil, baa decided to erect a terminal pas
senger and freight depot at Fourth and
Mesanle streets at aa eetfmated cost ot
$500,000. Thla atatlon will be In oppo
sition to the commodious Union station,
which la Jointly uaed by all the roada en
tering St. Joaepb, except the Chicago Great
The Union Terminal company waa or
ganized for the purpose of connecting all
roada entering the city with the atock
yarda. It I officially atated that thla de
cision on the part ot the Union Terminal
directors lnaurea th extension of the
Wabash system from Kansas City to St.
Joseph and th building by the Missouri
Pacific, which now leases ita tracks, of
its own Una from Atchison to St. Joseph,
crossing th Missouri river over th Rock
Island bridge, which is to be built at thla
KILLS THE WOMAN TE LOVES
Missouri Farmer Shoot III Niece,
with Whom He Wa
HENRIETTA. I. T., April 15. W. H.
Meana, aged 60, a farmer formerly of Lex
ington, Mo., laat night ahot and killed hi
niece. Mis Lydla E. Meana, SO years old.
with whom h had been Infatuated. The
murder waa only learned when Meana sur
rendered today. Th body wa found In
cottage wber tbe couple had lived to
gether. Meana had ahot her twice with a
ahotgun. once through the head and once
though the body. The shooting occurred
about 2:30 thla morning. Mean remained
In the house all the rest of the night with
out anyone knowing what had happened.
LEXINGTON. Mo.. April 15. Until thla
aprlng William Meana lived alone with his
brother on a farm near her. They sent
for their niece. Miss Meana, to come and
live with them. She caused trouble and
William drew $4,000 from tbe bank and
disappeared with her. Means' mind was
believed to be affected and hi brother at
tempted to have him placed in an asylum.
VICTIM OF KUKLUX GANG
Ncaro Woman Appeala to Governor
for Proteetloa Against la
OUTHRIE. Ok!., April 15. Governor Fur
gison waa called upon today to act In a
reported Kuklux case In Cleveland countv.
wherein a colored woman, who wa awarded
a valuable claim by th government over
a white contestant, wss the victim. 8b
celled on th governor with he- story of
ths affair today, alleging that fifteen men
entered her home, gave her aoa fiftv laabea
and ordered her to leave the country with
in fifteen day or suffer the consequences.
The governor ordered the county official
to Investigate and turned th mttr ever
to tb federal authorities to proaecute. He
advised extreme measures to apprehend, and
punish th perpetrator
GATES GETS T11E ROAD
Wrests Control of Louisville & Nashville
from Belmont After Hard Strugjlr-.
J. P. MORGAN & CO HOLD THE STOCK
Day of Great Excitement on Wall 8treet
SURPASSES UNION PACIFIC FLURRY
Sensational Trading in Southern Railway
Common Adds to Confusion.
EDWIN HAWLEY IS AN ACTIVE PURCHASER
Moraan's Disposition of New Property
Not Known Spencer of Southern
Declare III Road Will Not
NEW YORK, April 15. Wall street
passed through one of It most exciting and
sensational perloda today. Th Louisville
ft Nashville situation, which had hung
menacingly over the district for week or
more, was cleared by the undisputed atate
ment that John W. Gates and hla associate
had wrested control of the property from
the Belmont party and were In absolute
possession. Accompanying this atatement
which had boen discounted the day before
was one thst the Gate faction had selected
J. P. Morgan ft Co. to settle the difference
between the contending Interests.
While theae events were happening a
movement without parallel In the history
of tbe Stock exchange waa on In Southern
Railway. Trading in Southern Railway .
common aet In on a tremendoua scale and
at one time Interest centered almost en
tirely In that stock. It became' evident
before the opening of the market that a
settlement would be reached.
Blar Maicnntca at Conference.
At the office of J. P. Morgan ft Co. a eerl t
of conferences began before 10 o'clock.
Those present during the morning were:
George W. Perkins and William Pierce
Hamilton, representing the Morgan Inter
ests; August Belmont, Samuel Spencer,
president of the Southern railway; Edwin
Hawiey, president of the Iowa Central, and
Minneapolis ft St. Lout roada; John W.
Gates. Talbot J. Taylor, head of the brok
erage firm of that name, and aon-ln-law
of James R. Keen, and Francl Lynle
Stetaon, one of Mr. Morgan' attorney.
Shortly before noon the appended an
nouncement was given out by the broker
age firm of Harris, Gates ft Co., In which
John W. Gatea ia a special partnert
We have bought a large amount of atock
of the Ixiulsvlllo ft Nashvlll road. W
did not buy It for speculation, but for In
vestment, believing absolutely In th pres. .
ent and future value of the property. There
will not be any corner in the stock. We '
have placed the entire matter In the hsnda .
of J. p. MorgHn Co. and requested them '
to ot as arbiter In th situation, because
of the prominence of the property, . and
desire not to disturb In any way the gen
eral mnrket condition and because we know
they, Morgan ft Co.. have no Interet what- "
ever In the property or In recent purchase.
Ciatra Admit Purchase.
This statement wa later changed 1
that It read;
"We have fought control," etc.
George W. Perkins, a member of thj
banking house of J. Plerpont Morgan ft Co
gave out the following statement tonight:
At the request of Messrs. Harris, Gates
ft Co., who, on their own Independent act,
have recently made large purchases of
Louisville ft Nashville railroad atock,
Messrs. J. P. Morgan ft Co. as hankers
have consented to take control of the stock
so purchased and to receive the same on
Throughout tbe day operationa in South
ern railway share continued on an enor
mous scale. Demand waa extraordinary al
most from the outset. Common stock ad
vanced 3H and the preferred SH point.
Block ot 5,000 and 16,000 shares were
common and there wa one "strong" of
30,000 shares and another of 37,000, while
the trading waa at ita height.
Morgan Influence Frit.
Much of the early buying waa attributed '
to Morgan Influence, but It aoon became .
clear that the Gatea clique, aa well a
room trader generally, were taking a band
in tbe game. In the first half hour fully
200.000 shares of Southern railway common
changed bands. By tbe end of the first
hour transactions In thla atock alone
reached a total of 850,000 shares. By noon
considerably more than 250,000 aharea had
Dealings fell off after that to aome ex
tent, but tbe records for the number of
aharea of a single stock sold In one hour,
In two hours and In on day' trading were
all shattered as a result of Southern rail
way's performance today. The total aalea
for the day reached a total of outstanding
atock of the company la 1,200,000 aharea.
Break Inlon I'arlflc Record.
On April 24, 1901. there were 662,800
sharea of Union Paclfio sold oa th New
York Stock exchange during the atruggle
between tbe Morgan and Harrtman Inter
ests which culminated In tbe May panlo.
That record wa broken today. There
were complaint that no order for less than
1,000 sharea could be executed. The toolt
sold after that at 34Vt. compared with $44
laat night. There were number of fluctu
ations before It ad'anced to 40 H and be
fore the reactions ifrom the top figures.
About this time there waa marked
atrength In Illinois Central and Chicago,
:<anapolla ft Louisville, based, presuma
bly, on the belief that these road would
benefit In aome way by the selection of Mor
gan ft Co. as arbltera of tbe ailuatloa.
The Wildest rumora were circulated te
account for tbe record-breaking activity ot
Southern railway common. Veteran brok
er failed to understand why Morgan in
terests should want to Increaae thslr hold
ings ot thia atock.
Speculator Are Busy.
Later, when it waa seen that the Galea
crowd and speculators generally were buy
ing In Southern common tbe movement par
took ot a purely apeculatlve character and
although the atock continued phenomenally
active throughout, heavy profit taking e&t
it below th high level. Desplt numerous
attempt to rally tb prlc fell off to 374
and th closing waa 37, a net gala for th
day of IS.
Louisville ft Nashvlll aharea advanced at
the opening, but fell off almoat as aoon a
tb bulge in Southern railway cam. Trans
action In Ioulsvllle ft Nsshvill aggregated
about 68.000 aharea, the atock cloalng at 127,
a set loss for tb day of 1 point.
Fully two ecor broker were aetive la
the buying and selling of Southern Railway
That Southern Railway company will bar
eonaiderable to aay aa to tbe futur of
Loulsvltl ft NaahvllU became the eonvte
ttoa of moat Wall a treat mea before tb
cloae of the day. President epjer, wha
asked aa to th futar relations ot loMthsvgj
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