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KSTAHLIS11ED JUNE 1J, 1HT1.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 1!), IMSTWELVE PAJES.
SINGLE COl'V FIVE CENTS.
BOERS TO TAKE VOTE
Eoiith Africans Allowed to Submit the
Proposal of Peace to a Plebiscite.
LEADERS WILL CONFER AT PRETORIA
Action Decided on After Two Conferences
with Kitchener and Milner.
; BRITISH REFUSE TO GRANT AN ARMISTICE
Concede Instead Right of Borghirs to Hold
a ropular Election.
RESULT EXPECTED IN ABOUT THREE WEEKS
Knallah Authorities Hoar that Burr
Leaders Jollied ( n(frfrn at
Pretoria at !"ns;arstlon of
LONDON'. April IV The government
leader, A. J. Balfour, tn th House of Com
mons tori? nimlo the following important
Aftor two conferences between Lord
Ullnor, the British hlKh commlwloncr of
fcoulh Africa, and Lcid Kitchener anil the
lio.r delcgatea at Pretoria, laird Kitch
ener. whil- retiming (o grant an armltl"-c,
on mllitury grounos, has nnrvi"! to t-ilvf
tacltlttcs for thn ttrctlon and meeting of
representatives of thn VHrtciuii j.o-t com
mands to consider the position. 'I he Ho r
leaders have, therefore, loft Pretoria to
carry out thla plan.
Mr. Balfour added that It was not ex
pected that ronimnnlcatlon between the
British and Dorr leaders would be resume 1
Id less than three weeks' time.
Mr. Balfour's statement made a generally
favorable Impression. It was argued among
the inerahera that the action of the Boer
leaders demonstrates that at any rate a
majority of the delegates favor the accept
ance of the suggested British peace terms.
The submission of the question to a plebis
cite of the Burghers Is according to Boer
law, which requires leaders of armed forces
In the Held to take the opinion of their fol
lowers In concluding peace.
Hoeri Art on Own Impulse.
It is officially asserted that the conti
nental statements to the effect that the
Boer leaders went to Pretoria at the sug
gestion of the irltluh authorities are ab
solutely unfounded. The action of the
Boers was entirely spontaneous, and this Is
regarded bere as the best evidence of a
genuine desire to bring about a settlement
by peaceful negotiations, and as being indic
ative of the character of the advice which
will be given to the burghers by the lead
ers, who are now returning to their Vari
THK HAGUE. April 18. A. D. W. Wol
msrens, the Boer delegate, said today that
ha had no knowledge whatever of any par
ticulars regarding the South African peace
negotiations, nor of the report published In
Amsterdam to the effect that the negotia
tions bad been broken off. ,',
INCREASES CAPITAL STOCK
Holland-American Steamship Com.
pauy Derides to Kxpand to
, tClarht Million Dollars.
ROTTERDAM, April 18. At a meeting
here today of the shareholders of tba Holland-America
Steamship compauy it was
decided to Increase the capital of the con
cern from 8.000.000 to 20,000,000 florlna (13.
200,000 to $8,000,000). llarland Wolfe,
representing an association composed of
several lines interested In transatlantic
traffic, will participate In the reorganiza
tion of the company to the extent of 82,400,
000. LONDON, April 18. Mr. Pierce of llar
land Wolfe said to a representative of
the Associated PreBs tonight:
There Is no association of steamship lines
connected with the plan for the Improve
ment of the Holland-America steamship
service. We have Just completed six new
steamers for the American trade of the
company and, as they need additional cap
ital, we have taken up a portion of their
stock which otherwise they would have put
on the murket.
FRIENDLY T0 FOREIGNERS
Chines Rebels la Steadily Growing
t Insurrection Do not Molest
HONG KONG. April 18. Rer. Mr. Land is.
an American missionary, who has arrived
bere from Nan-Nlng, province of Kwang
El, coufirms the reports of the seriousness
of tbs rebellion lu southern provinces of
China. He says all trade beyond Nan
Nlng Is paralyied. The stores there are
packed with goods stopped on their way
to the interior.
The total rebel force numbers about
10.000 well armed men. The country
round Nan-Nlng is simmering with dis
content arising from the oppression of the
prefect of thst district.
The rebels are friendly toward foreigners
and Christians and allow the Imperial post
ta penetrate Into the rebel districts and
deliver mall to foreigners.
TWO NATIONSJJOW AT PEACE
Kr.ace and Ve.es.ela SI.. Protocol
Terml.stlna: I.o.gr Saspcl.. of
CARACAS. Veneauela, Thursday, April 17.
The congress of Venexuela having yeattr-,
day adopted the French protocol providing
for a renewal of diplomatic relations be
tween France and Venexuela, the ratifica
tion of the protocol was signed todsy by
M. Quevreeun, the French charge d'affaires
for France, and Senor Pachano, the Vene
suelan minister of foreign affairs for Vene
auela. This terminates the suspension of
relations betweeu Franc and Veneiuela,
Which were broken tn l3o.
To Contlnn Strike Peacefully.
BRl'SSEl. April 18. Ths general coun
cil of the labor,farty met thla morning and
decided to continue the strike, but peace
fully. Numbers of strikers, however, are
resuming work and tranquility Is reported
from all parts of the country.
Snreeaeor lor SiplaaTalae.
ST. 1'ETERSBIRG. April IV Senator
Von Flehwv, secretary of state for Finland,
has been appointed miolater of the in
terior to succeed the late M. Slplaguine,
who aa aasaksinated April 15.
Trans K.ights Templar.
VI. PAPll. Tex.. Anril 11 Th. o-. . .
j-mams lempiar, in session bare, nave
tlnlslicd their conclave and fleeted ofners.
Jacob F. .urn of Kort U'l.nh u bi,Mi
H. V. nr. m. t commander. Auntin was a-
I. -cttnl as the place r ths next meeting.
T ha order la in a very rtouriahing condi
tion in the state, with Hi cununandertes.
1 here will ba a parade and a banquet will
" sjivva at uie Buciuoa ni4 loaUbt.
METEOR HASEVENTFUL TRIP
Safrty of F.mprror William's ew
larbt on One Occasion Wn
LONDON, April 18 The voyage from
New York of the German imperial yacht
Meteor 111. which anchored off Hythe In
Southampton water yesterday evening, was
by no mean uneventful. It bad plenty of
had meat her and once even the safety ol
the yacht wus endangered.
Lieutenant Commander Karpf, Bmperor
William's representative on board ' -or,
In an interview with a repreeentatl .V.
Associated Trees, said: M.
With a strong northwest wind the Wp
prw -iled tinner It own canvass for ti..
Ilrnt couple of days. leaving the steamer
IScntla behind anil ultimately losing Hlatit
uf It altogether. During the night of April
3 we again picked up the steamer, bv night
signals, nnn in me evening oi April t we
were taken In tow until April 8. when, ow
ing to a heavy swell, the tow rone was
cHrrieil away. Towing was resumed on the
following day when the wind had fallen.
Th- tow rope again parted April 10 In a
nurd westerly gale. On April 11, while
again towing, a hard easterly blow sprang
up. Owing to the heavy sea 8c-otla
w.is only lust able to keep steering way.
The seas, broke over It continually. At 4
o clock on the morning of April 12 Me
teors botjKtay wan carried away. We rut
sway the tow rope, hove to and tried
nurd to secure the hnwHprlt, lmt we found
that to he Imposidhlc, and the bowsprit
was ul'lmetely carried away, seriously en
dangering the safety of the yacht and all
on board of It. We managed, however, to
recover the spar.
The weather became so bad that wc were
obliged to heave to for twenty-four hours.
Therein. t the weather was generally tine.
We towed the rest of the way to port.
M"teor behaved splendidly and re
mained dry throughout the bad weather,
it la u fast sailer.
SIBERIAN PEASANTS STARVE
-'amine and Diacuse Devastate at
Once Rich and Fertile
ST. PETERSBURG, April 18. The re
ports received hire from the- famine
stricken districts of Russia more than Jus
tify the anticipation of acute suffering In
those localities. Scurvy and typhoid fever
are devastating the peasantry throughout
the whole of the Altai (highlands of Si
beria) region, formerly the chief granary of
Siberia. The starving people there have
consumed even the last remnants of their
seed grain and no spring crops have been
sown. The last wheat sold In Altai was at
2',i roubles per pood, against the normal
price of 16 to 20 copecks per pood. In some
places the scarcity of fodder is so great
that half the houees have been untbatched
to save the lives of the cattle and horses.
The gravity of the situation ia evidenced
by the latest disease statistics. At Mense
llnsk, government of Cufa, there have been
upwards of 4.000 coses of typhus, hunger
and scurvy; at Bellbeisky, 682 cases have
been reported and at Akmollinsk over 1,900
cases have occurred. Similar reports come
from VorenJ, Kazan and Saratoff.
The Red Cross society Is furnishing all
the aid at Its command. In the way of rice
kitchens and medicines.
SUPPLIES F0R COLOMBIA
Troops anal Funds Are Hrcelrrd and
. Usttraaeal Is Nov Ready to
COLON,' Colombia, April 18. A thousand
government troops from the Department
of Santander reached Colon last night by
way of Baranqullla, on board the former
French steamer St. Jermaln and the Co
lombian gunboat General Pinion. They
are under the command of General Luis
At Baranqullla he has 3,000 additional
soldiers ready to aend to the Isthmus at
the first opportunity. The government is
now able, owing to the defeat of the In
surgents in the Interior of the country, to
send any necessary reinforcements to the
Isthmus, to put an end to the insurrection
In the Department of Panama.
The government Is also receiving large
sums of money from Bogota, Autlquoa,
Baranqullla and Cacua, to meet the neces
sary war expeuses.
COOK MUST STAND TRIAL
of nconts to Aasver
Charges Similar to Those Against
Mailer and Day.
MANILA. April 18. Lieutenant John A.
Day of the marine corps testified today
at his trial by court-martial. Charged
with executing natives ot 8a mar without
trial, that the president Of Bstey, Samar
and his fellow plotters were ahot, as he
believed, by the orders of Major Glenn.
The trial was adjourned until April 22.
Lieutenant Cook ot the scouts Is to be
tried by court-martial on charges similar
to those brought against Major Waller and
Oppose American Capital.
LONDON, April 18. During the courae of
today's session of the select committee f
the House of Lords appointed to Inquire
Into the merits of the various proposed
railroad schemes for London, the opponents
of some ot Charles Yerkes plans objected
to the Introduction of American capital,
contending that all orders for ths machin
ery and equipments required for Mr.
Yerkes' scheme were going to the United
States. Lord Nutterford said tbs commit
tee did not car whether the capital was
Amerlcsn or British so long as the com
mittee waa satisfied that the line would be
Cable Coaantnnlrntl. Baspended.
NEW YORK, April 18. The Western
I'niou Telegraph company's central cable
office Issued the following notice this morn
ing: All telegraphic communication 'with the
Interior ot the republic uf Colombia is sus
pended. The only cities not affectad by this
aiiwce are t-uiuu, j-anama ana nuena Yen
LONDON, April 18. The marquis of
Downshlr was granted a divorce today be
cause ot the misconduct of ths marchioness,
who was a Miss Hare, with Captain Joseph
Laycock, of the Yeomanry. The case was
not defended, counael for the corespoudent
admitting the truth of the charges made.
o Rebate Dnty on floor.
LONDON, April 18. The chancellor of the
exchequer. Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, an
nounced In the Hous of Commons today
that no rebate of duty would be allowed on
re-exported flour made from Imported
wheat on which the new duty ot i pence
It rsnts) per hundred weight had been
Loan Applications Closed.
LONDON, Arril 18. The Hat of applica
tion far the portion ot the new loan
16,000.000, oOered to the public, were
closed in la morning owing to the heavy
oversubscription aod ta Inconvenience t
lb market arising from locking up such
large amount el meay,
CHINA RAISES A PROTEST
Complains of Injustices Practiced by Amer
ican Exclusion Officers at Ports.
PLEADS AGAINST HARSH RESTRICTIONS
I'rtltlon Preaented to minister Conner
nil Mailed by Prince China, Asks
Kxceptlnn of Philippines from
Operation of II 1 1 1.
VGTON. April 18. The secretary
transmitted to the senate
Yom United States Mln
.OHlng a protest from the
eot against the exclusion
of Chinese fro.n the Philippine Islands.
The conim jnicsticn Is as follows:
tin the ninth of the first moon of the
tw nty-elchth year. Kjhimj Hsu iKelirnai v
1M, inoJl, received a petli.nn from certain
Chinese merchants In the Philippines, sav
ing that the I nited H(ate.- oltli la s are ob
Mructing the entrance of t hlnese; that
iney nave eMtablWhed exclusion orncers at
their ports and mat When Chinese arrive
in the waters, no matter whether thev are
laborers or merchants, all are driven in
together and treated us criminals, and it
there is any mistake made by them In
their verbal statt im nU they are not al
lowed to lund. but are compelled to return
to China. I tlnd on examination that the
Philippines are not far from China, and that
from the time of the Ming dynaaty, which
preceded the present down to today, a
large number of emigrant have gone there
from Fukicn and the two Kuangs, amount
ing to 1',H", more or les, and that it I
very difficult to nut a ston to the conilns:
aml Bolng of their families, fellow villagers
a Knilamntn Were 111 Treated.
These emigrants were f-irmerlv ill treated
and harrafM'ri I y the Spanish government.
mil iney were i.ever rornioden to land or
harshly driven back to China.
lour honoralile country hu usually the
repututloii of being lenient and at present
your relations with Cnlna arc especially
rrienniy. i nere are places to which the
restrictions axrei d uuon In naxt treaties
apply, but while we are hoping that these
restrictions may De entirely abrogated,
there has never been any treaty applying
ne restrictions to (iiosu IHianus.
li rliftinclion la to he made between
laborers and merchants and the severe
regulations are to be aimlled to that nlact?
alHo and all are to be subjected to these
harsh restrictions. I tear the good reputa
tion of your honoralile country will hantly
be able to esce. pe Injary.
as in auty Doutul, i send this dispatch to
your excellency, reqin sting you to transmit
h to your government und ask them to
adopt some plan to withdraw the Philip
pines from the operations of this harsh
regulation so as to pacify the Chinese
emigrants, which will be amicable and JuM.
The communication is signed by Prince
Chlng, president of the Chinese Board of
SEES POLITICS IN EULOGY
Chump flnrk Picks Flaw with Hay's
Oration on I. ate (Presi
WASHINGTON. April 18. The joint spe
cial committee of congress on the exer
cises for the late President McKinley, to
day adopted a resolution, which will be
reported' to the house by Representative
Grosvenor. giving the thanks of congresa
to Secretary Hay for the oration delivered
on the occasion of the exorcises, . .
Representative Champ Clark of Missouri
stated that lie might determine to niakd
a minority report. He referred to Mr.
Hay's oration as a literary gem. In which
no single sentence could be found violating
any political propriety, and yet, as a wholo,
Mr. Clark said, there was a thread of poli
tics running through it and for that reason
he might want to dissent. Mr. Parker of
New Jersey asked Mr. Clark not to take
this course, but the matter was left open.
Representative Hooker of Mississippi
took Issue with Mr. Clark aa to the po
litical aspect ot the oration. He pointed
out that Mr. .McKinley had been through
all the political struggles of recent years
and his work was a part of the political
history ot the' times, so that it was ap
propriate that the eulogy should deal with
TO SEND BILL TO CONFERENCE
Senate's Action In Making; Exclusion
substitute an Amendment May
Make Work for Conferees.
WASHINGTON. April 18. In view of the
act'lon of the senate last nlgbt In making
the Chinese exclusion substitute an amend
ment to the pending bill, It Is expected
that the action of the senate will be dis
agreed to In order to aend the bill to con
ference. By this parliamentary procedure
the California members feel assured that
the ultimate measure of exclusion can be
no less than that In the senate bill and
they hope to secure the acceptance of soma
of the house provisions in conference.
.Nominations by the President.
WASHINGTON, April 18. The president
today sent the following nominations to the
senate: Promotions In the revenue cutter
erv ce: First assistant engineers to be chief
engineers, George B. Maher, District of
Columbia; Henry O. Slayton. Maine. First
lieutenants to be captains, Frank II. New
comb, Massachusetts; Charles H. McLellan,
Maine; E. C. Chayton, Sooth Carolina.
Second lieutenants to be first lieutenants,
Percy H. Brereton, New Jersey; Godfrey
L. Carden, California. Third lieutenant to
be second lieutenant, W. B. Blaisedell,
California. Marine hospital service. As
sistant Surgeon Hill Hastings, passed as
Army: Clark Elliott. Minnesota, second
lieutenant of infantry.
Witness Falls to Arrive.
WASHINGTON. April 18. The senate
commutes on the Philippines did not hear
testimony today because of the failure of a
witness to arrive. This expected witness Is
Grover Flint of Cambridge, Mass., who
spent some time In the Philippines and
who Is reported to have stated that he bad
aeen the "water cure" administered. He
will be heard Wednesday. On motion f
Senator Beveridge, the committee by a
party vote of a to 4 adjourned until
Monday, although Senator Carmack stated
that he had requested Edward Atkinson to
come to Washington for the purpose of tes
SANTOS-DUMONT AT ST. LOUIS
Brasilia. Aero.aat Enroute for Ex
position City ta Arraaae for
8T. LOCI3. April 18. According to infor
mation received bere today, M. Santoa
Duniont left Washington this morning and
will reach St. Louis tomorrow afternoon.
Wlllard A. Smith, chief of transportation
exhibits of the Louisiana Purchase exposi
tion, who as tn representative of the ex
position company met M. Santos-Dumoot
la New York, returned to St. Louis today
and at one set about making preparations
for the work la which th groat Brasilia
aeronaut Is to b employed for th. benefit
of th exposition company.
ALLEGES BREACH OF TREATY
an Vllatnner ftends Letter to Presi
dent. Saylna British Mole Transfer
Contrary to Washington Trrnty.
CHICAGO, April 1H. Peter Van Vllssin
ger, who has been one of the most active
friends of the Boers in Chicago, tooay sent
to President Roosevelt an open letter ad
vancing an argument against the Hrltinh
He declares that the transfer is In viola
tion of the treaty of Washington. '
"Article 6 of that treaty,", the letter says,
"lays down three rules, by which the arbi
trators are to be governed. The second rule
declares a neutral government is bound to
permit or suiter neither belligerent to make
use ot Us ports or waters as the basis of
navaj operations against the other or for
the purpose of renewal or augmentation ot
military supplies T arms or the recruit
ment of men."
Further along the letter ays:
Oreat Britain male no scfuple of assert
ing the terms of the treaty ot Washington
against this country on the tlrsl and only
occasion nhen our government was at war
with a foreign state. AnU '-ti. the
day after war waa declared between the
l iiited states and Spain, Wt"'n Victoria
issued a proclamation of neutrality, insist
ing upon the observance of C;e treaty.
In this proclamation (treat ltrltaln Insists
that h r ports and waters shall not be
used to ahot the military activity of bellig
erent powers, and we now request the en
forcement of this rule.
By the classification prepared by the
State department, published by Secretary
Ixng June 20, 1SS8, in his "Instructions to
blockading vessels and cruiser" (General
order 492, paragraph 291, horses are desig
nated as "absolutely contraband" of war.
If additional argument were needed to
prove that horsei have been considered
contraband, of war by the V'nited States
government the following Instances lu
which they have been so classed mlgbt be
In the treaty between the United States
and Bolivia (treatlee and conventions, 1889,
page 90, article xvil) horses, with their
furniture, are comprehended as contraband
of war. In the following other trestle a
similar specification Is made:.
Treaty between United States ami Brazil
(treaties and conventions 1SSII, page 10a)
Treaty between United States and Colom
bia (treaties and conventions 1SSD, page
186),' article xvil.
Treaty between United Slates and Haiti
(treaties and conventions IS, page 551),
Treaty between United State and Peru
(treaties and conventions 1839, page l.U'l),
Treaty between United States and Sweden
and Norway (treaties and conventions 1889,
page 1.142), article lx.
Mr. Van Vlisslngcn has been at work for
months preparing material for this letter.
He concludes with a request that the presi
dent give the matter "earnest consideration
and early attention."
MUCH TACT IS REQUIRED
Fine Diplomacy la JVrcraaary to Pre
serve Harmony Among Auial- '
Itnmnted Drlestntes, "
," WHEELING, W. Va.. April) 18. At to
flaya session of the Amalgam,"' associa
tion cotTventroiT the report of ib commit
tee on contested seats Is being made. It la
a compromise report In the Interest of har
mony, but there is a possibility of a rup
ture in the organization over this very
matter. There are lodges which have in
structed their delegates to withdraw from
the convention if any concessions whatever
are granted the delinquent lodges. This
puts a serious phase on the situation and
adds much interest to the convention pro
ceedings today. While It is hardly prob
able that the delegates Instructed to with
draw will adopt such , extreme measures,
they are apt to stir up a row. The feeliuir
In the convention is at a white heat, on
this as well as other questions, and stormy
times are ahead. The situation presents ro
many possibilities that the finest grade of
diplomacy will be required of the ofncerj
and cooler heads to preserve harmony.
There are many evidences that since tho
strike organizers ot the Amalgamated asso
ciation have been actively at work among
the non-union mills. Proof of this Is tn the
fact that there are several delegates in th-;
convention whose lodges and addresses are
not made public for tsar the mill owners
will become aware of the lodges' existence.
A boom for Thomas Williams of Zanesvllle,
one of the veterans of the Amalgamated,
has been started for president. President
Shaffer and Assistant Secretary Tlghe are
the principal candldatea. Columbus dele
gates are making an active campaign for
their town. They have distributed red and
blue streamer badges bearing the legend,
"Columbus, 1903." The convention prob
ably will adjourn tomorrow at 11 o'clock to
allow the delegates to take the excursion
on the City of Wheeling to Slstervllle.
TRAVELERS ARE llSr SESSION
Illinois Members of T. P. A., Accom
panied by Wives, Meet at Peoria
la Annual Convention.
PEORIA, 111., April 18. The annual con
vention of the Illinois division of the Trav
elers' Protective Association of America
begins at th National hotel In this city
this afternoon at 3 o'clock and the $50 dele
gates who are expected to attend, began
arriving, accompanied by their wlfes, early
The program, as arranged for the con
vention, provides for a reception to thj
women this afternoon at the parlors of the
National hotel, a musical program and re
ception In the Elks club rooms this even
ing and a trolley ride about the city for
the women tomorrow afternoon. The con
vention will close with a banquet at the
National hotel tomorrow evening.
The business sessions of the convention
will be held at the ColHeum, where the an
nual election will occur tomorrow.
F. W. Doollttle of Qulocy will probably
succeed J. M. Irwin ae president, and J.
C. Jones of Peoria will probably be re
SPINAL CORD IS SEVERED
Maa Lives and Caa I One of
th Most Remarkable oa
HELENA, Mont.. April 18. Four physi
cians who were called In consultation last
night in th caa ot Thomaa Crystal, who
waa shot last Friday by J. 8. Keerl. for
mer president of the Montana Engineers'
society, are unanimous la their finding that
Crystal's spinal cord was completely sev
ered by bullet, aa Injury that usually
causes Inatant death.
The physicians declare that it Is a most
remarkable caae. It was agreed that an
operation would h useless as well as ex
tremely dangerous. Aside from thla very
serious Injury Crystal' condition Is not
dangerous. Hi temperature and puis are
ot normal, hut neither Indicate that there
J la danger of death U Us Im medial future.
VICTORY FOR BEET SUGAR
Hepburn of Iowa Votes with "Insurgents"
to Override Billing of Chair.
BURKETT AND MERCER EXPLAIN VOTES
Opinion t.rnernl that the Bill In Its
Present Form Cnnnot fee n re
F.nonah Votes to Pass In
(From a Staff Correspond t-nt )
WASHINGTON, April U. idpeilal Tele
gram.) The first sk.rimth between the beet
sugar men i.uil the ways and means com
mittee v.aa (ought today and the beet sugar
mr.i vx-ii a decisive victory. Until last
Lifclit there seemed to be no ground for
the optimism of Messrs. Tawuey of Min
nesota, Smith of Michigan and their fol
lowers who have InsistcJ for several weeks
past that they would knock out Payne,
Dalzell, Steele and Grosvenor, ways and
means leaders. But last night the demo
crats in caucus decided to vote solidly
against the chair, If the chair ruled that
the proposition to abolish the differential
against refined sugar was "not germane."
That action by the democrats gave the so
tailed "Insurgents" renewed hope. Then
followed the convincing speech of Hep
burn of Iowa and the scholarly argument
of Littlefleld of Maine in support of the
amendment of Morris of Minnesota absorb
ing the differential against refined sugars.
The fight was won before the vote was
taken. But the great majority In favor
ot American Interests as against the In
terests of the Sugar trust under Cuban
reciprocity was unexpected.
Messrs. Mercer and Burkett voted with
the ways anJ means committee to sustain
Mr. Sherman's ruling against the Morris
amendment to abolish the differential being
germane. In this they were with the Iowa
delegation with the exception of Colonel
Hepburn, who remained an "lnsureeht" to
the finish. But they all Joined In and sup
ported the bfll after It had been amended.
In explaining his own vote and that of Mr.
Mercer, Mr. Burkett said to The Bee corre
spondent: Uurkett and Mercer Kxplaln.
"The beet sugar men said that taking
off the differential would not hurt the beet
sugar Industry. We believe It would help
the consumer, but neither of us thought it
was in order as an amendment to this
bill. After the house decided it was in
order, wc could only vote for U or against
it. We voted for It, believing It to be in
the interest of our constituents."
The four fusion members from Nebraska
held a caucus early in the day and de
cided to not only vote against the ruling
of the chair, but to strike off the differ
ential, making it- a party matter. They
stood by their agreement.
The fate of the measure In the senate
can be safely predicted. There were
twenty-two republican senators. Including
Messrs. Millard and Dietrich, ready to vote
against the bill as it was reported from
the ways and means committee, and now
that It has been made distasteful to the
sugar refiners, who hoped to profit to the
exteoWftf tl) ler cent, and who km re
garded as "lis progenitors, there seems to
be no liope ot its passing at all.
Senators Watch Flifht.
Among the senators' who were conspicu
ous on tho floor of the house during this
memorable debate were Messrs. Dietrich,
Millard, Dolliver and Clark of Wyoming,
who showed Intense interest throughout
the discussion, remaining in the chamber
until the final vote was taken.
Senator Warren Introduced a bill today
provtdlng for the appointment of an ad
ditional circuit Judge for the Eighth cir
sult. Representative Tongue of Oregon Intro
duced a bill today authorizing the census
department "to collect statistics relative to
irrigation and crops raised by irrigation
covering the crop year of 1902. Should this
bill pass it will give employment to a num
ber ot special agents.
Miss Gertrude Dietrich, daughter of Ne
braska's oenior aenator. Joined her father
today on a short visit from her school at
Miss Laura B. Houtze, daughter ot J.
E. Houtze of Lincoln, arrived in Washing
ton yesterday and Is the guest of Mr. and
Mrs. W. E. Andrews.
John Alphe of Wist, S. D., has been ap
pointed a railway mail clerk.
Postmasters appointed: Nebraska. F. C.
Wallace, Sawyer, Fillmore county, vice R.
O. William. Jr.. resigned. South Dakota.
Ole Auno, Marlndahl, Yankton county. Wyo
ming, Mattler Johnson. Coburn. B1g Horn
The postofflee at Dalryville, Grundy
county, la., has been ordered discontinued j
after April 30.
A postofflee has been ordered established
at Houck. Natrona rounty Wyo., and Ed
ward O. Houck appointed postmaster.
A civil service examination will be held
June 3 tor an assistant matron in the In
dian school at Rapid City. S. D.
KNOCKS SUGARTRUST PLANS
Nebraska Beet Sugar Producer Gives
His Views oa Results of
CHICAGO, April 18. (Special Telegram.)
Heyward G. Leavitt of Leavitt, Neb.,
president of the Standard Beet 8ugar com
pany, a friend ot Mr. Oxnard, who has
been In Washington in the Interest of
beet sugar throughout the fight on the
Cuban sugar tariff reduction, was ia Chi
cago last night. He said:
"The house vote Is a victory for Amer
ican sugar producers and a defeat for the
Sugar trust. The proposed 20 per cent re
duction would by Itself not have benefited
Cubs, but would have helped the Sugar
trust in Us war against the beet sugar
"Thst truat last year sold sugar on the
Missouri river for 34 cents, which they
sold In New York for B cents, and which
cost them 4 cents.
"Under the bounty system and the
'Kartel' In Europe, soon to be abolished
by the results ot the Brussels conference,
the continent ot Europe was producing
sugar at 1 cents less In cost than the
selling price fetched. That augar, shipped
to England tre of duty, killed th re
fineries there, but built up a great pre
serving business. Now th English re
fineries will again aprlng up, create a
world demand for Cuban sugar and a com
petition with the American Sugar truat.
It is estimated that continental beet sugar
production the next year alon will tall
off 840.000 long tons.
"Hence Cuba, It appears, I bound to b
relieved scon by th action of world causes,
whereas the much trumpted 20 per cent
reduction of duty her would have helped
It not at all. but oa th other hand, would
have aided the Sugar trust to complete It
war of extermination against th beet augar
producers la our west
CONDITION CF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair Saturday;
Cooler In Kotitln ast.
Temperature of Oniahn Iralrrrisyi
I p. m M
EDITORS VYARMJJP ON MADDEN
Dclcantra to National Convcnllon
"evfrrly Arraian 'I bin! Aaalatnat
Post master l.enernl.
HOT SPRINGS. Ark.. April IS. Today's
sessions of the National Editorial asaocia
tion una a lively one and for a short while
tho assemblage was like a political con
vention. The storm arose after a paper
had been read by W. H. Tulle of Chicago,
attorney for llm Kattoual Publlshera'
bureau on "The Postal Laws." Mr. Tutle
severely arraigned Third Assistant Post
master General Madden on account of thn
rullnga he has recently made with regard
to the mulling of certain classes of pub
lications. Avery Moore of Idaho moved that the
convention pass a resolution asking con
gress to investigate the acts of the third
assistant postmaster general snd take sum
mary action. It was then pointed out that
Mr. Moore's motion was out of order, A
motion to suspend the rules was lost by a
Mr. Moore vigorously attacked the meth
ods of Assistant Postmaster General Mud
Ex-Congressman Owen Scott of Illinois
asked the convention tn take no harsh ac
tion. Hon, Lafe Yrung also advocated a
little lee speed in condemning Mr, Madden
and begged the delegates not to rush to
tho conclusion that Mr. Madden was en
By unanimous vote G. A. Wlllard ot
Boonevllle, N. Y., was elected president ot
tho association. Mr. Willard Is a stats
PROTEST ON RE-INSPECTION
Montann Slockmrn Think Fc.leral
Certificate of Health a Suf
HELENA. Mont., April 18. The North
Montana Roundup association today
adopted a resolution protesting against the
relnepeetlon of stock by the Inspectors of
Colorado and Wyoming while in transit
from the scuth to northern ranges, when
federal inspectors have given a certificate
of health for them. The association also
asked congress to amend the law requiring
the unloading and feeding of stock In
transit every twenty-six hours, so that the
limit will be placed at forty-eight hours,
endorsed national Irrigation, protested
against tho oleomargarine bill and endorsed
W. E. Skinner, manager of the Chicago
International Livestock show, for the posi
tion ot manager of the livestock department
of the St. Louis fair. , .
DEWEY INYITEDJ TO DENVER
Want Hero of Manila to Attend
Hnnqaet In Honor of
DENVER, Colo., April 18. Admiral Dewey
has been Invited to come to Denver and
be a guest of honor at a banquet which
the First regiment, Colorado National
Guard, will give to General Frederick
Funston, commander of the Department of
Colorado, at the Windsor hotel on May 1,
the anniversary of the battle of Manila bay.
The Invitation was sent to Admiral Dewey
yesterday by Colonel Verdockberg of the
First regiment and Captain Eltson of Com
pany E, both of whom are on the commit
tee which has charge of the banquet and
Letters have been written the Colorado
representatives In Washington requesting
them to call upon Admiral Dewey and urge
him to accept the Invitation.
BODY IS FOUND IN RIVER
MIseinK Jonk Dealer Murdered and
Knnk by Mcnns of Heavy
EMPORIA. Kan., April 18. The body ot
George Crowley, a Junk dealer of Council
Grove, Kan., was found floating In the
Neosho river near Emporia today. A large
atone was fastened to the body with barbed
wire and on the head were marks as of
blows from a club. The coroner's Jury re
ported that the man had been murdered.
Crowley and bis partner, George Uura
poope, started from Emporia for Council
Grove in, a wagon on March 27. Dumpoope
arrived at Council Crove on ths 28th with
the horse and wagon and reported that
Crowley had gone to Kansas City. Dum
poope disappeared and the police are seek
HUMAN LARYNX EXTIRPATED
Rare aad successful Opcratloa la Per
formed la San Franclaco
SAN FRANCISCO, April 18. The lit of
Aaron Johnson has been saved at the city
and county hospital through an operation
never before performed on this coast, the
complete extirpation of the larynx, on
which was a cancerous growth.
This will rpxk as one of three or four
successful cases on record In the world, for
the danger j olnt is now regsrded as passed.
An artificial larynx is being made for the
patient, which it Is asserted will enable
him to speak, though his voice will be con
fined to a monotone.
WOMAN WINS DAMAGE SUIT
Widow of Maa Killed ia Park Ave.
aa Tannet Awarded Slaty
. NEW YORK. April 18. Mrs. Lottl G.
Dtmon, widow ot Henry G. Dlmon, who
was killed In the Park avenue tunnel acci
dent on the New York Central railroad
several months ago, waa awarded $60,000
damages against the railroad company by
a jury in Whit Plains, N. Y., today.
Valuable Booty Hetarned.
DAVENPORT, Ia., April .18. The nolle
today secured all the booty of th robbers
who w. nt through three fine residences In
Peoria Wednesday night. The articles had
been placed in sacks and scattered through
a car of shelled corn consigned from
Peoria to the glucose works at Davenport.
In the lot were l"'j go.t watches, five dia
mond rings, a diamond brooch, diamond
pin and three unset diamonds, the whole
valued at several thouaand dollar. Two
men taken from the sam car at Kuck
1 aland this morning by Officers Barney and
McCabo overpowered the latter and ra
taped, but one w as rualurs4 later.
CUBAN BILL PASSES
Messure Oiting Reciprocity to the Islander
Goes Through the House.
DROPS DIFFERENTIAL ON REFINED SUGAR
Chair is Overruled and the Morris Amend
v ment is Adopted.
GREAT EXCITEMENT ON THE FLOOR
Two Hundred and Forty-Seven to Only
Tifty-Two is Final Vote.
TEN DEMOCRATS VOTE IN NEGATIVE
Rranlt Show One Hundred aad
Tmrnty-Koar Republicans aad Oae
Hundred and Twenty-Three
Democrats for th Rill.
WASHINGTON. April 18. The detnoc.;.ti
and (he republican insurgenls rodo rougii
shod over (ho house leaders today when
(he voting began on the curia n reciprocity
bill. They overthrew the ruling of the
chair In committee of the whole on the
question of the germaneness of an amend
ment to remove the differential from refined
fatigar during the existence of the reciproc
ity agreement provided for lu the bill. Th
vote to overrule the decision of the chair
made by Mr. Sherman was 171 to 130. re
publicans to the number of thirty-seven
Joining with a solid democratic vote to
accomplish this result.
Having won (his preliminary vlrtory the
amendment was adopted In committee 164
to 1)1 and later In the house by a stilt
larger majority 19 to 105. On this occa
sion sixty-four republicans voted with the
democrats for the amendment.
The bill was then passed bv an over
whelming majority 247 to 62. An analysis
of the vote shows that 124 republican and
123 democrats voted for the amended bill,
and forty-two republicans and ten demo
crats against it. '
The voting on the bill was the culmina
tion of a long struggle which began almost
with the opening of thla session of conarois
and after two weeks of continuous debate
during which much bitterness was aroused.
Today's debate was of an exceedingly lively
character, the feature being echoes of last
night's democratic caucus. To that' caucus
the defeat of the republican leaders who
sought to pass the bill without amendment
Plan to Overrule Chair.
P.-evious to the holding of the caucus
the democrats were very much divided and
the opposition ot the republican beet augar
men showed signs of disintegrating. ' To
day when it became apparent that th
democrats would act together th beet
sugar men decided at a meeting attended
by thirty-two ot them, to take, the bit la
their teeth and overrule the chair. As
soon na thla combination was affected th
republican leaders realized that they would
be ;4., (nated sp In M th uncial of.tha
dllflrentlal wait concerned and Mr, Payne,'
the republican leader, contented himself
with warning his beet sugar colleagues
that in reviewing the differential they were
taking off a bit of protection placed in
the Dingley bill especially for tba benefit
ot the beet sugar producers.
One of the surprises ot the session was
the attempt of Mr. Roberta, a Massachu
setts republican, to take the duty off hides.
He offered two amendments and appealed
ones from the decision ot the chair, but
was voted down.
Reciprocal Trade Agreement.
The bill as passed authorlxes the presi
dent as soon as may be after the estab
lishment of an Independent government In
Cuba and the enactment by said govern
ment ot immigration exclusion and con
tract labor laws as restrictive as those
ot the United States, to negotiate a re
ciprocal trade agreement with Cuba, by
which In return for equivalent concessions,
the United States will grant a reduction
of 20 per cent from tba Dingley rates on
goods coming Into the United States from
Cuba, such agreement to continue until
December 1, 1903. During the existence ot
such agreement the duty on refined sugars
and all sugsra above No. 16 dutlea stand
ard. Is to be 1.825 per pound.
Mr. Dalzell, discussing th question ot
striking the differential from refined sugar,
said It was placed in the Dingley law for
the benefit of th beet sugar Industry. "It
I am to have sugar from a trust," said he,
"I want It from an American trust, not an
In conclusion Mr. Dslzell said-
"We have pointed out to Cuba th way
she must walk. We cannot abandon her
now. We must and can give her not gen
erous, but Just treatment, and fulfill th
mlsalon we assumed when we entered upon
the war for humanity." (Applaus.)
At 3 o'clock the time for general debate
expired and the bill, which consisted, ot
only on section, was opened to amend
ment under the five-minute rule.
Teat of Morris Ameadmeat.
Mr. Morris of Minnesota, on of th re
publican opponents ot the bill, was recog
nized and amid much excitement ottered aa
amendment to remove the differential from
refined sugar. The amendment was a fol
I'pon the making of said agreement and
the ixKuance of xuid proclamation and
while raid agree ment shall remain in force
there shall be levied, collected and paid In
lieu of the duties thereon now provided by
law on all sugars above No. I. Dutch
t-tandard in color, und on all augar which
bus gone through a process of refilling Im
ported Into the I'lilted Btutea 1 cent and
tki-lex) of 1 cent per pound.
Mr. Payne, the republican leader, at one
made the point of order that the amend
ment was not germane. He argued that
there bad been rulings innumerable against
"I know," b cried, turning to his repub
lican colleagues, "that th decision has
gone forth on the other aid that th rules
are to be brushed aside to secur a vot on
this amendment, but gentlemen must re
member what th rule are."
"They were the outgrowth ot th beat
thought of th great parliamentary leaders
of th house In th past," b aald, aad h
appealed to his colleagues to vot oa this
question according to th dictates of their
Mr. Littlefleld followed Mr. Payne, tak
ing th view that the amendment was ger
mane, lis bad not procesdsd far la his
argument before ha aroused Intent Inter
est by reverting to the report that at tn
democratic caucus last night Mr. Under
wood stated that overtures had beta mads
to him in regard to th Crumpackrr reso
lution. "Ao Insinuation has been mad bar to
day," aald he, "which ha not been re
pelled as It ought to hav bona. -1 refer
to th report that at th democrat lo cau
cus laat nlgbt It waa stated that approaches
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