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The Omaha Daily Bee.
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RADICALS WIN POINT
Pocialista Defeat Liberali' Attempt to Close
Debate on Revision of Constitution.
VOTE ON THE PROPOSITION TODAY
Excitement Prevails in Brussels Legislative
Halls During the Debate.
PREMIER IS JEERED THROUGHOUT SPEECH
Socialist Members Declare the Government
is Thirsting for Blood.
SSERT CIVIL WAR IS THREATENED
.Violent "perch of Progressist. Can,
demnln atlonal Leadera far
Provoklngr Strife Precedes a
Concession from Premier.
BRUSSELS. April 17. The debate on the
proposed revision of the Belgian consti-
'tutlon was resumed In the Chamber of Rep
resentatives today. M. Braun (liberal), ad
vocated a speedy closing of the debate. In
the Interest of the whole country, and the
.premier. M. de Smet de Mayer, heartily
Indorsed the suggestion, and proposed that
the bouse continue Bitting today until the
question was settled.
The socialists protested against the adop
tion of the proposal, but the premier in
sisted upon Its adoption. M. Van Der
Velde. the socialist leader, criticised the
government's attitude. Instead of extend
ing the olive branch, he asserted, the pre
mier offered fresh provocation. The so
cialists were absolutely opposed to the dis
cussion today because vital events might
The ' speaker then pointed to the fact
that there were 300,000 men on a strike
' and that they enjoyed the respect of the
"Government Thirsts for Blood."
This statement waa greeted with socialist
"The government thirsts for Mood."
The premier maintained the wisdom of
the proposal for a speedy cloae of the de
late. Socialist shouts of "Trickery!" "Treach
ery!" "It will be the signal for a revolu
tion!" followed the premier's remarks.
At this juncture M. Van Der Velde
crossed the floor and held a brief conver
sation with the premier, durlpg which M.
Troclet (socialist), cried:
"Then you want blood to flow tomor
The premier having reiterated his un
alterable adhesion to the proposal to close
the debate, the socialists broke out Into
considerable uproar and clinched their
fiats threateningly, but they confined them
selves to that ' and to uttering shouta of
The debate was then contlnusd by the
premier, who, amidst frequent Interrup
tions, declared that a further revision of
the constitution would not accord with the
desire of lie -leant?. He -did, -not be
, Ileve that universal suffrage would he
conducive to the maintenance of free In
stitutions In Belgium.
The government waa prepared to examine
hereafter arrangements calculated to im
prove the conditions of the country, but It
would not agree to adopt universal suf
frage, pure and simple, which, he claimed,
the socialists alone desired. A revision of
the constitution, the premier further as
serted, would plunge the country Into tur
moil, and the government utterly declined
to be driven at the dictation of the popu
laoe and under threats of atrike affiliation
Renewed socialist uproar. Including
threats of civil war and ahouts of "You
have murdered one of the people," fol
lowed this announcement.
The premier, after remarking that he
declined to notice such calumnies, aald the
existence of their national Institutions was
at stake. The government was responsible
for the honor and destiny of the country
and waa conscloua of ita duty. He then In
vited the chamber to reject the proposed
consideration of the proposal to revise the
After a violent speech by M. Jensen,
progressist, who declared the governor waa
forcing the country over the brink of civil
war, the premier eald the government waa
willing for the eake of peace to withdraw
the closure proposal.
M. Van Der Velde agreed te thia and the
chamber unanimously fixed the hour for
Tote on the question of revision of the con
stitution at ( o'clock tomorrow.
EXILED KING DEAD IN FRANCE
Oraadfathrr of the Ytf
of Spain Dies at Aare of
EPiNAy, Department of the Seine,
Trance, April 17. Don Francisco d'Asslss.
the former king of Bpaln, died here last
Bight at the age of 80 years. He was ex
pelled from Spain In ISM.
Don Francisco d'Asslss, duke of Cadis,
waa born at Franjues, Spain. 1821, and Oc
tober 10, 1846, waa married at Madrid to his
cousin. Queen Isabella II of Spain, and was
the same day proclaimed king of 8paln,
Queen Isabella and her husband were ex
polled from Spain as a reeult of the revolu
tion of Septemebr SO. 186$. She formally
abdicated the throne In Parle June 25. 1870,
In favor of her aon, the late Klag Alfonso
XII. father of the present king of Spain,
Alfonso XIII. The latter, who waa pro
claimed king under the regency of bis
mother on the day of his birth. May 17,
1S. is to be crowned May IT next.
WITNESSES AGAINST LYNCH
Bstast Hroaaht by the English
Government from South
LONDON. April IT. Although there la ne
Indication that Colonel Arthur Lynch, who
fought on the Boer aids in the South
African war. and who was elected to rep
reaent Galway city In Parliament. In No
vemuer last, haa any Intention of placing
Btmsslf within reach of the British courts
the government la bringing witnesses from
South Arrlca to teatlfy in aupport of the
charges of high treason brought against
Lewis Handley. an American by birth
t a naturalised British subject and
farmer of the vicinity of Olencoo, Natal
sanaea in England today. He aaya
Colonel Lynch was the leader of a Boer
force, principally composed of Irishmen
which raided hla farm la ltOO. confiscated
hla stock and ether movables and de
troysd hla crops. Lyach laforaaod Hand
let ttat he Ujrnca) aa a British. subjeeU
QUEEN WILHELMINA BETTER
Iter Majesty 'till Has Fever,
Danger Is Sow Iteaiarded
AMSTERDAM, April 17. The cause of
Queen Wllhelmina's Illness Is premature
ch Idblrth. An official bulletin publ shed 10
ilsy says her majesty passed a somewhat
less tranquil night. The ' -r. however, has
rot Increased and he'
ion Is com-
icior , ' J
ed f ro. 4fc. 'fl
A bulletin issue
p. m. today says
Since morning there has bee..
In Queen Wllhelmtna's condlfl'
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It waa authoritatively declarod this aft.
noon that the report that the queen Is
suffering from peritonitis and nephritis is
untrue. Prof. Roosnnstein, the pathologist
of Leyden university. It Is added, was
railed lu for consultation becsuse the at
tenJant phyalc'.ans fesred that pneumonia
might set In. The dsnger is now regarded
The Official Journal of The Hague today
contains a notification from the minister
of the interior. Dr. Kuyper, to the effect
that Prince Henry of the Netherlands, the
prince consort, desires that all public fes
tivities In celebration of his birthday,
April 19, be cancelled in consequence of
the queen's illness.
All classes of the population are deeply
grieved at the Illness of Queen Wilhelmlna.
Prince Henry of the Netherlands, the prince
consort. Is overwhelmed with anxiety and
hardly leaves the queen's bedside. The
queen mother la In constant attendance on
the royal patient. Whenever her majesty
enjoys peaceful sleep Prince Henry busily
occupies himself In replying personally to
the numbers of telegrams which are con-
tantly arriving from European sovereigns
Dr. Roeeslnger, one of the queen's at
tending physicians, is staying permanently
at the palace. Her majesty's temperature
yesterday reached the alarming height of
104 degrees, but the departure from the
palace of Prof. Rosensteln, the pathologist
of Leyden university, who has been sum
moned in consultation. Is considered a
hopeful sign that the crisis la past. It Is
reported that Queen Wilhelmlna caught
oold recently while sitting In the park.
la also aald that living at Caatle Loo
does not seem to agree with her majesty.
The illnoes of Queen Wilhelmlna is a
uaiversal topic throughout the country,
and the various public bodies have ex
pressed sympathy for the queen and their
hopes for her recovery. The condition of
the royal patient was unchanged at 8:30
CONTROVERSY IS REOPENED
Offlc la I Dispatches Referrtnsr to De
feat of British at Bploakop
LONDON, April 17. All the official dla-
patchea referring to the defeat sustained by
the British troops under General Buller at
Splonkop, Natal, January 14. 1900, were
made public today. Those hitherto unpub
lished merely emphasise how hopelessly
muddled were the preparations for that en
gage men t. The controversy between Gen
eral Buller and General Sir Charles Warren
proved to have been even more bitter
than previously hinted at, while a new ex
tract from one of Lord Roberta' dispatches
brings additional censure on General Bul
ler. Lord Roberta declares that General Bui-
ler'a endeavor to put the responsibility for
the defeat on General Warren was not Jus
tifiable. Roberta holds that it waa Buller'e
duty to Intervene when he saw thlnga were
going wrong. This remark waa caused by a
dispatch from Buller In which he says:
I saw no auemot on the Dart of Warren
to either grapple with the situation or
command his force himself. We lost our
chanoe by Warren's slowness. He seema to
me to u I man who can do well wnat ne
can do himself, but cannot command. I
can never employ him again on an Inde
pendent command. I ought to have as
sumed command myself when I saw thlnga
were not going well, l blame myaeir now
for not doing so.
Buller explains that he failed to super
cede Warren because It might have dis
credited the latter with the troops which
waa an especially serious matter, aa. If
Buller had been ahot. Warren would have
succeeded to the supreme command.
The queetlon of the responsibility for the
actual retreat from 8plonkop la shrouded
in a mate of dispatches proving that a mis
take waa made In sending a hellogram and
that there waa a general desire to shirk the
onus. Beyond this washing of dirty linen
nothing appears to have been accomplished
by the publication of the dlspatchea.
ON THE VERGE OF REVOLUTION
Affairs In Haytl Are Beslaalna; to
Asaame an I'STly
NEW YORK. April IT. Privets advices
from Port au Prince, by way of Kingston,
Jamaica, are, saya the Herald, Indicative
of a far more serious atats of affairs In
Haytt than is generally known to the out
The recent uprising In the vicinity of
Jacmel, which was quickly suppressed. Is,
aocordrog to ths Herald's Informant, but a
forerunner of serious troubls for President
Sam. The latter continues:
Ths situation hers is moat serious and
points to a general uprising of ths people
of Haytl if President Simon Sam persists
In his announced tntentlon of attempting
to remain in power alter stay lb, on wnicn
data his term expires. Many ritisens have
sent petitions throughout ths republic.
Port au Prince garrison was not suffi
ciently large and the government gun
boats were used.
The entire city or port au I'rinrs Is In
s state or great excitement. All doors of
public buildings are Kept closed, whenever
possible. In fear of conflict between the op
ponents of President Sam and the soldiery.
VOLCANOES ARE IN ACTION
Kraptloa Follows aa Earthqaaks la
the Ksw Hebrides
VANCOUVER. B. C. April IT Advices
from Australia state that on the 10th of
last month the New Hebrides Islands were
shaken by an earthquake. The ahocka sub
sided next day somewhat, but at Intervale
were renewed throughout the week.
Six hours efer the first trembling the
city became blsse of light and Albetim,
Lopevl and Ttngoe volcanoes burst lots ac
tion, the last named blowing out a new
throat Into the sea and sending a great
waterspout over the land. The devaatatlon
caused by the earthquake waa widespread.
Pllarlm See the rope.
ROME. April IT. The pope thle morning
received la audience a large number et
Swiss pilgrims. Owing to ths dlplomatta
rupture between Itsly and Swltserland a
hostile demonstration agalnat the pilgrims
was feared, but It waa prevented by the ex
haustive military precautions by the gev
CONDEMNS THE HOUSE RULES
Oushman of Washington Declares Arbitrary
. Power is Vested in Speaker.
SAYS INDIVIDUAL POWERS ARE MENACED
Appeals to Repabllean Associates to
Keep Standard of Action on Hlsh
Plaae and Preserve Kqnal
Rights to Members.
.SHINCTON, April 17. Oeneral debate
he Cuban reciprocity bill closes tomor-
I i at 3 o'clock and It is the intention of
the house leadera if possible to force a
final vote on the passage of the bill be
fore adjournment tomorrow night. All day
long the leaders were counting noses and
preparing for the final struggle tomorrow.
The democrats are badly split on the
The opponents of the bill occupied most
of the time of the debate today, the fea
ture being a vigorous speech by Mr. Cush
mill, republics., of Washington, against
the measure. Mr. Cushman arraigned the
committee on rules and the house leadera
in a breezy and at times a sensational
fashion. A portion of his criticism was
In a semi-humorous vein, but some of It
waa decidedly caustic.
Mr. De Armond, one of the leading demo
crats of the house, delivered a forcible
epeech in favor of tariff reduction on trust
Dr. Armond In Rarcaatlr.
Mr. De Armond explained that later on a
motion would be made to amend the bill
to take the dlfferent'al off refined sugar
the differential put in the bill for the
benefit of the trust. Then, he eald, would
come the beautiful spectacle we have wit
nessed so often the mice would stand In
the way and members would' hide behind
But Mr. De Armond warned members
that they could not Justify themselves with
such a plea. "This will be your chance,"
he said, "you are either for this trust, or
you are against It. If you are against it
do not let a spider web rule stand In your
path. The man who votes to sustain the
cbalr will stand In history and before his
constituents and this house as opposed to
the proposition he refuses to consider."
Mr. Cushman of Washington made a
breezy speech against the bill. He de
clared that a majority of the republicans
of the house were today opposed, although
a majority were convinced that it would be
better for them to be In favor of It.
HI a Dies Speaker Henderson.
He Intimated that ths speaker's position
waa responsible for the change of attitude
of many of the members and followed thla
statement with a very outspoken and al
most sensational criticism of the power
exercised by the speaker. -
"I make the statement on this floor now,"
aald Mr. Cushman, "that no member who
Introduces a bill not a private bill, can get
It considered unless It suits the apeaker,
and If anyone wanta to deny that I am In
a personal position, and la a clearly happy
frame of mind to gtvs a little valuable
testimony on that point." (Applause and
laughter.) ' - "
Mr. Cushman quoted Caasius' allusion to
Caesar aa the collosua of the world, and
Attacks Rales, Not lodlvldaal.
I make no onslaught on the Individual. I
have a high regard for the speaker of this
house personally and for him politically,
but the fact Is that we have adopted a set
of rules in this body that are an absolute
disgrace to the legislative body. (Applause
on the democratic side.) They are not ro
pubilcan. they are undemocratic, they are
unAmertcan. (Applause on the democratic
side.) We need to restore this house to the
great patriotlo plane on which the fathers
of the republic placed it; where every in
dividual on this floor stands on an equal
and exact plane with every other.
We operate here under a eet or rules,
confessedly designed to belittle the hopes
and dwarf the ambitions of the individual
members of this Cbdy, and at the lame
time we vest more power In the hands or
one or two men than was ever enjoyed by
Oriental despot or a ten-button mandarin.
I say to you, my friends, that the system
i. ,ii,n at hnth ends. It is rotten st one
end because it robs the Individual member
in hnime nf the oowc? that the con
stitution of the United States and hla ere
denllala as a member on mis nwr einin
hlm to; it Is rotten at the other end be
cause It vests power In men that have no
right to It, and oil time places on inin
TTjtles that they have no capacity to fulfill.
fAnnlatiae and lauahter.l
Mr. Chairman, let no man charge me
now with trying to tear down the repub
lican party. I am not trying to tear uown
the republican party, but I confess that I
sometimes feel that I would like to put my
hand upon the throat of one or two men
who conceive that they are the republican
party. . (Applause ana laugmer.i
I am a believer In the republican party
Th true friend nf his party Is the man
who does not sit Idly by and watch his
r.u ,tu Hrlft Intn rilarenute and toward de
atructlon. but the man who rises up and
calls attention to the evils tnat exist.
Quotes Republican Authority.
Mr. Cushman then turned hie attention
to the pending measure and its sponsors.
After reading the utterances of Harrison.
Blaine and McKinley on the sublect of
reciprocity, to show that thev did not
advocate such reciprocity as was contained
In the pending bill. Mr. Cushman aald:
T onn.al fmni the reclnmcltV Of John
Dalsefl to the reciprocity of Benjamin Har
rison. I appeal from tne reciprocity wi
Congressman Grosvenor to the reciprocity
r.f diin.n, MpKlnliv. 1 aDoeal from ths
rsoloroclty of Hereno E. Payne to ths
reciprocity of James O. Blaine.
"I have been Interested as well as en
tertained." he continued, "by some peculiar
statements thst have been made on this
floor In support of this measure. -
"The gentleman from New York (Mr.
Payne) on thla side of the chamber oro
claimed that thla measure was the height
of republican protection, and then within
an hour before the sand In the glass had
run once, Mr. McOlellan arose on the
other side SDd announred that he was so
Ing to vols for It because It waa a breach
in the wall of protection and a ateo towsrd
free trade. And these two speeches are
printed In parallel columna of the asms
Issue of the Congressional Record.
Draws Ladlrrons Plctare.
"There Is a pictura. The gentleman
from New York (Mr. Payne) with one foct
planted on the wall of pro;sction. with the
other set firmly on the rsmoarla of free
trade, with ths Amerlcsn Sugar Refining
company In bis arms and the platform of
the republican party In bis hip pocket
(Laughter.) There Is' a tableau (renewed
laughter) that with the aid of a alow cur
tain and a little red fire would bring tears
to the eyes of an Egyptian mummy,
Mr. Loud of California declarod that he
waa a republican and followei the leaders
where he could, many times sgslnst hla
better Judgment, but from thla'proooel
tlon he eald he must dissent. He insisted
thst thsrs was no obligation on the I'nttel
States to help Cuba at ths eiDense of our
own people. Cubs already had cost ua one
way and another a thousand million dol
Mr. Laeey of lows, ths last speaker, to
day, supported the bill.
OMAHA MAN IN THE LIST
Jobs I.ool Kind Ansrdeil Pari Srhara
Fellowship by Cofnmbla
NEW TORK. April 17. Annual fellow-
hips In Columbia university have just been
awarded for the academic year by the unl-
crsity council. Thirty-eight were awarded,
each carrying an annual stipend of $50(1 or
more. The successful candidates come from
twenty etatei and territories, almost half of
hem west of th" Mississippi river. Among
the awards arf :
University Fellowship In academic chem
istry, Hal Beans of Moscow, Idaho; In ad
ministrative law, Harold Bowman of Dcs
Moines, la.; in European history. William
Boyd of Durham, N. C; In zoology, Charles
Braes of Austin, Tet.; In metallurgy, Wil
liam Campbell of Kempsey, England; In
economics, Walter Clark of Delaware, O. ;
In Greek, Stephen Hurlburt of Madison.
Wis.; in geology, Douglas Jobn-on of Albu
querque, N. M. : In physiology, James
Miner of Berlin, Wis.; In constitutional law,
Samuel Smith of Akron. O.; in zoology,
Raymond Osborne of Fargo. N. D. ; In Ger
manic languages and literatures, Charles
Turrell of Arkadelphla. Ark. '
Alternates, UndeT the Faculty of Phi
losophyIn anthropology, Joseph Blair of
Hall, Pa.; in psychology, James Porter of
Alternates, Under the Facnlty of Political
Science In finance, Robert Olsen of Walla
Walla. Wash.; n atatlstica, Daniel Peacock
of Richmond, led.
Alternates, U-.der the Faculty of Pure
nd Applied Science? In chemistry. David
McFarland of Lawrence, Kan.; In civil en
gineering. Richard Lyman of Salt Lake
City. Utah. i
Honorary Fellowship In Economics and
Political Science Henry Musaey of Atkin
son, III. '
Carl Schuri Fellowship fof the Studv of
the German Language and Literature,
value $600 John Louie Kind of Omaha, Neb.
Annual fellowship tn Anthropology Wil
liam Jones, Sac and Fox agency, Oklahoma.
Among the favored ones are two Omi-
hans, Hal T. Beans, whose addreea Is given
as Moscow, Idaho, and John L. Kind, who
is an instructor of German In the Omaha
High school. Mr. Beans Is the eon of David
Beans of 2406 North Twenty-first street.
He secured hla academic degree at the Uni
versity of Nebraska, taking his bachelor of
science from there in 1899. The next year
he held a scholarship In the chemistry de
partment at the university nd took his
second degree. He then went to the Uni
versity of Idaho, where he baa been ad
junct professor of the chenrUtry depart
ment. His university fellowship will give
him an opportunity to complete hla atudles
n the sciences.
Mr. Kind is also a Nebraska university
product, having won the highest classical
honors there all during his residence. He
also was of the class of '99 and specialized
In German and Greek. .When Inltlatea Into
the honorary scholarship fraternity. Phi
Beta Kappa, were chosen from hla class Mr.
Klnd'a waa among the first live names. It
being the custom to nominate a quintet In
advance of the rest as a mark of highest
merit. : .
On graduating Mr. Kind .waa given a
scholarahip In the German enactment un
der .prof- Laurence FnsfhtV en he. held
thia for two 'years, taklnghts master's de
gree meanwhile in 1901. . During his post
graduate study he traversed the entire
course In the Sanskrit, the Hebraic and the
Gothic languages, aa a final foundation 'to
hla modern language work. Mr. Kind waa
last fall given a position in the German de
partment of the High ecbool here on recom
mendations from university faculty mem
bers. His Carl Schuri fellowship will pay
him $600 a year and was gained on hla mas
ter's thesis and certificates of the unusual
amount of work In the German language
and literature which he had done.
RENEWS THE CURFEW CRUSADE
President of National . Association
Wants All Railroad Towns to
KANSAS CITY. April IT. Alexander
Hogeland. president of the National Curfew
association, is tsking steps to extend the
curfew law to cities and towna along all
railroads In the United States. He has ad
dressed a letter to Charlea II. Wlnslow,
general secretary of the railroad branch of
the Young Men'a Christian association
Kanaaa City, Mo., inquiring if he cannot
arrange with the general managers of all
the trunk lines of railway to place In the
handa of the mayors aad councils of all
cities and towua en their respective lines
of railroad the curfew and one other ordi
nance requiring city and town officials to
arrest all boy trampa and restore them to
their homes. President Hogeland thinks
the management of all of the railways
will be glad to aid in getting the ordl-
nancea referred to adopted, as they are cer
tain to prevent further recruits to the
ranks of the vast army of American trampa
now swarming over the country.
President Hogeland says the ordinances
will lessen accidents to trains and protect
both life and property and they will greatly
curtail the liability of railwaya to prosecu
tlon for accidents, as well aa to reduce the
army of tramps.
SETTLEMENT IS IN SIGHT
Possibility of Strike la Anthracite
Coal Hearlon Is Grtwlsg
SHAMOKIN, Pa., April 17. Miles Daugh
erty, menber of the national executive
board of the United Mine Workers from the
north district, haa returned to hla home
here from Indianapolis, where he attended
the meeting of the board. Mr. Daugherty
aaya the possibilities of a strlks in the
anthracite coal region are growing leal
and that within a tew days a move will be
made toward the settlement of the differ
ences between the operators and mine
From Maboney City Information la re
ceived to the effect that a atrike has been
John de 8tlva, a member of the district
executive board, aald that while he had re
celved no official Information concerning
the settlement he bad reason to believe It
waa true and that It would be confirmed.
officially, before the end of the week.
What the basis of the compromise would
be he said he could not aay, further than
that if it was sstlsfactory to National
President Mitchell and ths district presl
dents It would receive the approval of the
rank and file of the organisation.
.New Kleclrle Line.
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. April 17 -Th
Kansas city A IxingKm Electric railway
with a capital snx-k of oju, was char
tered here today. The company, which pro
lofvt lo hulld a trolley line between Kn
sas City and Iexington, Mo., a distance o
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BIRRETT KEEPS UP FIGHT
Insists Attorney General Knox is Mis
informed on Court Matter.
AGRICULTURAL COLLEGES HAVE SCHEME
Keek to Have School of Mines Bill
Tacked Onto Irrigation Measure,
frith Idea of Helping
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON., April 17. (Special Tele
gram.) Representative Burkett is atlll
an ardent supporter of the bill giving Ne
braska two judicial distrlcta.
"I cannot conceive how Attornev Gen
eral Knox could have written the Tetter to
Congressman Stark whea the facts In hli
office show that the Nebraska United Stages
district court dnes more business than
some states which have two Judicial dis
tricts at present. My Impression ia that
Attorney Oeneral Knox hi been misled
and notwithstanding his opinion that an
other district Is not needed In Nebrssks.
I for one want to aay right now that I do
not agree with htm and I will work for the
bill as enthusiastically as If the letter nf
Knox had never been written." said Mr.
The representative from the first Ne
braska district today secured a ruling from
the secretary of the interior reverslne
Commissioner Evans in the case of T. H.
Hatch of Lincoln, who notwithstanding he
had five years' service In the war. has
been unable to secure a pension. He has
for twenty years been attempting to es
tablish the fact that the acurvv which he
has is due to hla army service. For three
years Mr. Burkett has followed this rase
from division to division until he haa at
last secured a pension for Dory Hatch. In
the sercetary'a opinion overruling the com
missioner he says that scurvy In the armv
has been well established. The case will
now go back to the commissioner of pen-
Ions for final action.
Senator Allison leaves tonight for Iowa
to be gone for a week or ten days.
Seek Alliance with Irrlaatlonlsts.
A committee of presidents of agricultural
colleges of the east waa Introduced to
Speaker Henderson today by Representa
tive Grosvenor, who discussed with Gen
eral Henderson the Mil of Mr. Grosvenor
to apply a portion of the proceeds of the
sale of public lands to the endowment of
schools or departments of mining and
metallurgy where these schools of mines
are connected with agricultural colleges.
The committee went over the bill with the
speaker and It was finally agreed that the
best way to secure the passage of this
measure waa to Join forces with the friends
of ths Irrigation bill and bring the two
measures together In one bill, thereby giv
ing the measure greater strength than
they could possibly have separately.
It has been ststed that the Irrigation
bill will be defeated unless coupled with
some measure thst will give It additional
votes. It la extremely doubtful If the lr-
rlgatlonlsta will permit Groevenor's bill
to be added to the measure, aa they are
desirous of . getting . a direct expression
from the house on the proposition of Irri
gating the arid and eeml-arld regions of
the west. It. waa stated today that Presl
dent Beardshear of the agricultural college
at Ames, la., haa written a strong letter
to Speaker Henderson In behalf of the
school of mlnea bill and urging upon the
speaker the Importance of aecurlng Its
Hull Bars of Money.
Represent the Pull of D Moines dis
trict said today that he bad assurances
from the secretary of war of receiving $300,-
000 for Fort Des Molnea during the next
fiscal year. "I am opposed to segregating
any portion of a lump turn In an appropri
atlon bill." aald Captain Hull. "I have re
fused tp do it repeatedly In the military
bill and I cannot blame others for refusing
to do It In their bills. In order that 1
may get $300,000 I had that amount added
to the appropriation for barracks and quar
ters In the sundry civil bill. We are still
having a great deal of trouble over the new
fort and I get disheartened sometimes with
the shoots that some people take to defeat
the results of bard work. I had no sooner
secured the promise of the aenate commit
tee on appropriatlena to take care of Fort
Dea Moines in an Indirect way when I
learned that a crowd of socialists In Dea
Moines, hssded by a man by the name of
Work, haa taken out aa Injunction against
the water works company of the city and
aeek to enjoin the company from extending
their Ilnea of pipe to the fort grounds
These men do not heeltate to aay that they
are against the location of the fort at Des
Molnea, because the presence of the sol
dlers la a menace to liberty-loving people.
and a lot of other tommy rot,"
Data for Vote oa Oleo Bill.
The vote on the oleomargarine bill will
be taken April 25, the apeaker having de
cided with the committee on rules to set
aside that day. Considerable pressure was
brought to bear on the apeaker to allow the
house bill, with the senate amendments, to
lie on the table and die there, but the
speaker Insisted that the bill should be
gotten out of the way, and It Is now under
stood that all the aenata amsndments will
be concurred In by the house, with the ex
ceptlon of the amendmeota relating to
Chairman Mercer of the house commit
tee on publlo buildings and grounda stated
today that he would In all probability re
port the omnibus building bill early next
week and a rule will be brought In for Its
immediate consideration. The bill carrlea
The report that Major Edwin H. Conger
will not remain much longer aa minister
to China has led to the presentation of
ths name of John Barrett, formerly minis
ter to Slam, to aucceed Conger. Senator
Mitchell of Oregon talked with the preal
dent today about Mr. Barrett and told the
prealdent that all of the Pacific coast states
would be delighted with Mr. Barrett's se
lection. If there waa any outlook for a
vacancy In the Cblness mission ths presl
dent might be glad to give Mr. Barrett
some consideration, but no such vacancy Is
expected, and the story of the Iowan quit
tine China Is believed to be premature.
Haaaple'a Coadltloa Herloas.
Representative Conner of Iowa received
a telegram today from hla colleague, Mr.
Rumple, atatlng that he expected to re
turn to Washington In the course of a
couple of weeka. The telegram did not
give any Information aa to "Mr. Rumple'a
condition, which Is thought to bs rather
Postmaatera appointed: ,
Iowa A. L. Johnson, Calliope,' Sioux
South Dakota Lillian latnaa. Mystic,
Four rural free delivery routes will be
established July 1, one at Harvard, Clay
county. Neb., with W. J. Johnson, Lewis
(Contlnusd on. Saeand Paa-ai
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebrai ka Fair Krld.iy and
Temperature at Omaha Yrntrrdayt
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DIVIDES SUPPORT OF BISHOPS
episcopalians Provide for Missionary
Districts to Share In Malnteo
aanee of Prelates.
CINCINNATI. April 17. At the opening
of the Episcopal House of Bishops today
holy (ommunlun waa celebrated by Bishop
Doane of Albany, assisted by the bishops
of Washington and of Long Island.
A resolution waa adopted recommending
the people of the missionary jurisdiction of
the Episcopal church to take action in as
suming at least part of the support of their
While as many bishops as possible will
attend the enod. of the Old Catholics at
Bonn, Germany, next August, Bishop Pot
ter of New York was designated to extend
the greetings of the Episcopalians of Amer
Bishops were selected as follows:
Sallna, western Kansas, Nathaniel Sey
mour Thomas, rector of the Church of Holy
Apostles, Philadelphia, and son of the late
bishop of Kansas: Honolulu, Henry Bond
Restarlck, rector of St. Paul's church, San
Diego, Cal; Torto Rico, Jamea H. Vaa
Buren, formerly of Lynn, Maas.
The new bishops cannot be consecrated
for two or three months, awaiting the ap
proval of the committee. Most of the day
was devoted to considering the admission
of the Mexican church.
TOPEKA, Kan.. April 17. Nathaniel Sey
mour Thomas, elected bishop of the diocese
of Salina, is a son of the late Rt. Rev. E. S.
Thomas, recond bishop of Kansas. He was
for several years a resident of Topeka. and
was in charge of the Church of the Good
Shepherd. He is a graduate of the Kansas
Theological college, and served hie first
rectorship In Leavenworth.
TO HARMONIZE INTERESTS
Compromise to Be Recommended by
Amalgamated Association Cre
WHEELING, W. Vs., April 17. A re
port from the Amalgamated associatlon'a
contested seats committee is expected thla
afternoon, und meantime the convention
Is idle. It Is learned on good authority
that the committee will recommend a
compromise course In regard to the lodges
which have failed to pay assessments.
It will recommend a procedure In re
gard to the offending lodgea that will
not be regarded aa a vindication of the
officers nor as a slap at the delinquents.
The fact Is that the number of delinquents
la ee large that it would not be wise for
the convention to ruthlessly turn them
down, and at the aame time It la recog
nized, the power of the executive-board
must be upheld.
It is a delicate queetlon to handle and
the committee Is now looking for a way
to harmonize all opposing Interests and to
settle the question in a way that will be
conducive of good feeling on all aides. It
Is understood that both factions hava
agreed, In view of the proposed compro
mise, that they will not consider the result
a vlctoiy one fvy or another, and that
after the question Is disposed of It will
not be brought up In subsequent proceed
lags. It la ststed that one reason for the
compromise Is that the delinquent lodges
threatened. If turned down altogether, to
affiliate with Chicago lodgea which have
been expelled and organize a rival organl
BIG WHEAT CROP IN SIGHT
Y(eld Above Average and Rqaal it
Last Year's Is Antici
pated. NEW YORK. April IT. According to dis
patches to R. G. Dun & Co., the outlook is
encouraging for a large yield of winter
wheat. At most polnta the acreage la
equal to or larger thqn last year's, and
even In the few reports of a decreased
area the loss la only put at 10 per cent,
while the most hopeful statements make
the lncreaae 60 per cent. On the whole
there appeara to have been little loss dur
ing the winter from weather conditions
although at a few pointa the anow pro
tection was light. Damags by insects Is
also less serious than a year ago. The
least satisfactory feature thua far la tbe
lack of moisture, which Is csuslng anxiety
in a number of states. With average
weather during the rest of the season, how
ever, there la every reason to anticipate
a yield above the average, and probably
fully equal to last year'a large produc
tlon. The liberal demand and good prices
of the previous aeason would naturally
tend to stimulate operatlona, ao that re
ports of a large acreage were to be ex
pec ted. but estimates of condition are more
sanguine than the government report oa
April 1, which may be due to favorable
weather during the laat few weeks.
TOURIST MAKES A RICH HAUL
Comes from Mexico Laden with Val
aables aad Is Arrested for Al
EL PASO, Tex., April 17. William Wels
enberger of New York City was arrested
by I'nlted Statea custom officers today aa
he atepped off a Mexican Central railroad
tralu direct from Mexico City with valu
able Jewels, watches, Mexican drawn work
and other valuables. Welsenberger had
seventeen valuable watches hidden in
belt around his waiat. Jewelry waa con
cealed about hla peraon In every conceiv
able way and his trunk waa full of valu
ables worth $(.000.
Welsenberger wired his brother In New
York City to come to his assistance and
employed an attorney to fight bis case
Tbe preliminary trial waa held thla even
lng and Welsenberger was bound over under
heavy bond on a charge of smuggling.
VICTIM OF BRUTAL CRIME
Girl Ten Years of Ae Is
saalted by a Masked
TACOMA. Wash.. April IT. Susie Taylor,
10 years of age, while going home frotrA
school, was attacked and outraged by
masked man near Puget Sound avenue and
South Nineteenth atreet. Tbs citizens ars
hunting for the girl's asaallant and threata
of lynching are made. The child was sell
us I laliiMtt.
enatorMorgan Argues Advantages of This
Over Panama Canal Bouts.
SAYS FORMER IS BEST IN EVERY RESPECT
Asserts Difference of The Millions in Tint
Cost Should Not Interfere.
ULTIMATE RESULT THE THING DESIRED
No Question, He Bays, of ths Superiority
of the Nicaragua Way,
DENIES FRENCH COMPANY'S RIGHT TO SELL
Alabama Senator Says Liability of
Ilohlo Dam Washing; list, Rntall
Inn Incnlrulable Loss, Should
Deter Panama's Acceptance.
WASHINGTON. April 17.-For more than
four hours today Mr. Morgan of Alabama.
halrman of the isthmian renal committee.
ild reined the senate on the sublect of the
Nlcaraguun canal. He devoted the greater
art of his speech to a consideration of the
desirability and practicability of tbe two
principal routes, Nacaraguan and Panama.
Ho strenuously favored the former, main-
alnlng that In every possible respect it
ad many advantages over the Tanatna
A parliamentary change In the situation
of Chinese exclusion bill waa made lust
bffore adjournment, the measure paased
by the senate yesterday being substituted
for the house bill. Thle was done to ex
pedite the bill In tbe houee.
The resolutions offered by Mr. Culberson
of Texas directing the eecretary of war to
send to the senate a statement of money
paid by the I'nlted Statea on account of the
Philippine cosomtsslon and a atatemeht of
the amount ol money expended for sending
troops to the Philippines and for their
maintenance were agreed to.
Morgan Beajlns His Speech.
Mr. Morgan then began his remarks
on the Isthmian canal question. Ha
acsumed, in beginning, that the sen
ate waa convinced of the Indispensable
character of a canal that It was a national
necesalty and that it waa only choice of
methods snd a comparison of national ad
vantages which waa left to decide, "all
questlona of financial ability, of private
Intereats, of political bias, having been
relegated ts ths rear by command of a
free, honest and powerful principle. It ia
to reach the logical reeulta that should
follow the actual marlta of the claim of
either canal route In deciding the prefer
ence, that I will try to present an outline
of the questions thst now require discus- '
"The subject presents Itself to mv mini'
said Mr. Morgan, "with conclusive force
tbe form stated In the six propositions
will now state: -
1. We have resrhed ths nnlnt vhm In.
vestlgstlon la complete by observation, ex
perience, scientific resesrrh and forecast. i
and these means of knowledge are aa con
ciusive or me racts as we could hope t
make them lu another half-century ol
2. The ntlestlon now to he derided la iha
choice of either of two routes for a cannl. '
wneiner it snail ne located at Panama or
through the Valll'V nf the Han Juan rlu-
In Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
Controlling- Factor In Choice.
S. The controlling factor in making thia
selection is the assurance of success 'u
constructing a canal that will be per
manently useful for commerce snd for the
needs or the government and its policies
and for the benefit of the people of the
Unit ;d States. 1
4 A sum of money necessary fnr airnenrfl-
turn In the work of constructing anrh
canal to accomplish such ends cannot be
reusonably compared with the real value of
me results to me people and the govern
ment of the United States and the choice
of either route, with safe, intelligent and
sincere regard to Ita netmunent u-ri,i, ..,.,
and advantage rhnuld not be controlled or
elected by a difference In the present cost
of crt atructlon. 1 will say. within a limit
pf even JfH,(m,iso.
a. 1 he assured certslntv of iiii-h in h
construction of a permanent canal Is. of
ncltv, the basic or foundation faot
upon which congress must act In ths se
Uctloi. of the canal route. Considered aa a
-imrlfc, proposition of civil engineering
there is no doubt not even a ahadow of
doubt as to any fact . touching the prv."
lloitilltty of a ship canal from Oreytown
to Hrlto. In and along the river and across
I-ak Nicaragua. It Is certain beyond a,
reanab!e doubt that its coet Is aa nearw
within the limits of estimates as st:y
fc-rcat public work that was sver under
taken I Is upon this nscertslned and set
tled I Sfis of certainty that I rest my Juda--
Liabilities of Panama Rests.
6 If the dam at Rohio. At) f h A Tm ...Ma
route, BhoulU fall for any cuf the only
hope of a mnal hot ohm that luthmus woulti
pn the San Juan river would only mean the
: o' that structure, lo lie replaced on a
mi ui a iaas level. Th.u
ne WJi!! X""' hl" Promts could not ex
ceed SS.0OU.0.I0. But the loss of s darn it
bcnlc could not be leap than H44.2M.aM
clear less to ths United Ststes In cash? !
say notmng of the Uvea m..t4 '.i.'
work, the Incalculable Inaa i ...
rre:ve end the oatlonul sname aud dssnair
that rur people would suffer. ir
Discussing ths proposed routes of tbe ca
nal and the decision of the Walker com
mission, Mr. Morgan said:
No Doabt oa Xlesrsgsas,
"No iremher of either of tbe three com
missions expressed a doubt or apprehen
sion as to ths certslnty of the successful
completion or a canal on the Nlcaraguan
route on either of five plans that have
been adopted, surveyed and located by the :
greatest Engineers In America.
"The feasibility, practicability, useful
ness, permanence and commercial value of
the Panama canal to tbe I'nlted Statea are
all clouded with many doubta.
"One duty that the government owes lo
humanity, which rises above all other per
sonal consideration in the choirs of these
routes, Is ths cars of the health and lives
of men wbose labor is the real power that
must open this great waterway.
"It Is a political altuatloa of great mo
ment and It la a cause of alnoere gratifica
tion to the three republics concerned In
this canal that the interests are unlflej
and not discordant, ss the Interests of the
stats of Panama are toward those of Co
lon,bla." Referring to the poaltloa takes by ths
sdvocatea of the Panama route, Mr. Morgan
Criticises Panama Advocates.
"No mors reckless aa attitude was ever
taken with reference to an economic ques
tion or with less benevolence, reason or
justice to support it."
Mr. Morgan maintained that tbs Isth
mian Canal commission had no authority
to accept an offer of the Panama Canal
company and that ths sola duty of tke
presideat waa to determine tbe rout he
ats -uul to eonsraas. IX t
admit this fact. The failure of a cfam it
t n hud., or Horn San Carloa. or at Ochoj
or xi TamhnrKrunil nr at anv nit... !..
, - i icbbi irn io one, and it the
rVk.J ""mated at only tenfold ths cost
of In-, dam at Bohlo. It would deter ths
boldest g. mbler In futures from risking the
L'JhviIiIm loss of more than lull iyii
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