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    The Omaha Daily Bee.
Jflcport of General Situation la JLilij
pines Mado to War Department.
ffhinVa Major of Marine Ordered HatWea
Killed on Blight Inquiry.
EgtCaptrrred Two Thousand Hundred
j Otina Since Last Deoember,
sral Chaffee Says In
prtf Maim- and It Heat Tm.
JluTuauh omrtavni) nua
to Enronattr)
f nriuTMnTOM Anrll 22. The War de
jpartment baa made publlo a report from
(General Chaffee, dated Marco, it, mc
Ltplto.-nlze the eltuaUon, In the Tarloua
oner particularly satisfactory to tha o Al
ia hard. In view of tha eongresslonal
bdnmand for light. General Chaffee refer
Lto the Waller court-martial, then about
to convene, and touches upon tna Moron g forecasting the ultimate eet-
im,n rhnka off tha work accomplished
toward reducing post ana speaxs 01 mo
initiation of tha movement for Malvar'e
tnrrfinfir. an vnt which has since been
brought about. The chief parte of the re
port aa made public, are aa follows:
"A general court-martial meet here to
ri v You nrobablv will notice in tha As
sociated Press dlapatoh that It Is for tha
trial of Major Waller and lieutenant Day
Yot the Marine corps.
Pirpoi. of Trial.
The purpose of tbls trial Is to require
Into an unlawful execution of soma natives
those officers. The cauea of the execu
tion la alleaod to be that the native turned
on thn marl ties In the mountains and tried
ti take tha life of Lieutenant William
Thn natives name out of the mountains wun
kh command, and when sent to Baser from
Lralnhan it waa renorted to Major Waller
What they had aaaaulted Lieutenant Wll-
llama of the Marina corpa, and in otner
Lwin turned traitors to the commana.
"Malar Waller, on what I think a very
iBltcht Inaulrr. ordered them executed. They
were his prisoners at the time, ana 01
course, should have been tried. If believed
to be autltr of tha offense alleged. I am
inveatlsatlna one or two other instance
where It Is alleged prisoners have Men
hot Rannrt haa not been received.
"Whit ( Vlran 1 received a dispatch
bout the Morons; disturbances reported
from there. Such incidents need not occa-
nlon much anxiety, they are liable to occur
Hn various province for a year or so, ror
rft must ba ramembared very many people
&! ladroolsm, wfelob. they, call it here, and
tmnk It perhaps easier to earn a living- oy
theft than by bonaat toll. .
! Friend of Amtrlcani.
I The president of Calnta baa been a
jatrong friend of the Americans for a long
ttlme and has done much to assist then In
.securing arms In that province. He has
(Undoubtedly made fcr himself by this course
.many enemies, and no doubt this had some
thing to do with his being kidnapped. The
parties who did this, as we believe, belong
In the vicinity of this place. The presidents
escaped from .them. A few only of this
.band have thus tar been captured.
"Bince November 1 we have abandoned
411 stations. This has been accomplished
jfnalnly by withdrawing detachments Into
line autiion ot me captain.
"General Bell continues to capture men
and arm In the Third brigade, as well as
receiving surrenders aimoet daily, since
December be has aecured nearly 2,500 guns
jot various kinds and I prerume that at least
;J,000 men have been captured or surrend
ered in the same time.
I Obstacles in the Way.
'To show how difficult it la to accomplish
our task down there we are dally finding
arm and picking up men and receiving sur
renders on tha very ground that has been
moat carefully covered or gone over with a
large force spread out during the first two
weeks of January. What we are getting
now were secreted then and we have no
knowledge that even w shall succeed en
tlrely In obtaining all the arms secreted
there or throughout tha country.
"It Is very important that we get hold
of all ths arms poaalble, for It Is with
theas srma that the ladronea will create
trouble when military operations ceaae. In
Cavlte province, which adjolna Manila, we
are satisfied there are many arms secreted,
, but these probably will remain hidden for
a long time.
"Benor Dancel called on me and requested
that a letter he had written to Malvar be
. aent to him, or, as he preferred, be taken
to mm oy nimaeir.
"It appears that Dancel hss lately been
1 in Hong Kong, where he had a talk with
the junta. The Juuta authorlxed him to
say to Malvar that he might aurrender,
mat tney ougnt to oo so as It waa now
to the advantage of the Junta and the Phil
ippine people Ibat hostilities should cease,
otherwise the congreaa of the I'nlted States
was not likely to do anything In a political
way for the talands. It 'seems aomewhat
remarkable that this junta would not write
a letter to Malvar and append their alg
naturea to It in order that It might be
prrseuted aa evidence which could not be
disputed, but this they would not do, so It
events to me they are not honest men.
"Last fall they Inatrurted Malvar to pro
long the war In order to force the I'nlted
States to legislate for their Independence,
at lut they believed they would gain
that in a political way, by prolonging l.
I'kaat Thalr Taetlca.
"Under the Inatructlona of the Junta Mai
var haa remained out and haa carried on
the war. Now they have changed tactics
and want the war to ceaae. but they are
unwilling to append their signature to the
paper which will convince Malvar of their
aincerlty. Malvar hlmtelf Is suspicious t
everybody, bit neighbors and friends, and It
Is next to linpoaaibl to communicate with
"Lucbsa. sloe hia arrest, ha written
many letter to hla officer att lit la the
- wood, advising them to aurrender. these
-have bee aent out by General Smith to
the rantes to whom addreaaed. and wc hear
that they will have a conference somewhere
Df.r the head of the Gandar river to talk
matt-r ever.
"We hear also that Gaverra, who was
B-t lb command la Ssinar to Luc baa la
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Ort . of Li fa U tensed hy
Earlhsjaake la Uuto
NEW YORK, April 22. Lata dlspatcr ,V
from Guatemala are to the effect that
whole republlo waa shaken try an ea.
quak from 1:10 o'clock on Friday night u
to S o'clock Sunday night, with only short
Intervals between the ahocks, say a Pan
am dispatch to the Herald.
The dispatches of Saturday concerning
the disaster In Qaeaaltenango are confirmed.
It la estimated that 600 persona were killed
and million of dollar worth of property
deetroyed there. Fire which fol
lowed the earlier shock added to tbe loae,
and many heartrending atorie of suffering
are received. Tbe whole country Is panic
stricken. Tbe town of Patium and Maxatenango,
the latter in the great coffee district, were
destroyed. Tbe visitation was spectacular
In character. The Brat shock were accom
panied by terrific thunder storms. The
lightning wa followed by a deluge of rain.
GUATEMALA CITT, Monday, April 11.
The detail which are being received here
of the earthquake shocks, which were gen
eral throughout Guatemala Friday, Satur
day and Sunday, show that Bolola. Guahla,
Amltltlan, Santa Lucia and San Juan were
badly damaged and that Quexaltenango was
partly obliterated. Fire added to the hor
rors of the last named place. Two hun
dred persons were killed, mostly women,
and many people were Injured.
At the capital three churches were
sllgtly damaged. The government Is re
lieving the suffering.
Aaeat of J. P. Moratan Telia British
Peers of Plana for In.
lertronnd Road.
LONDON, April 22. Clinton E. Dawklns
of J. r. Morgan A Co., today testified be
fore the House of Lords committee, which
Is Investigating the whole question of thu
underground transit of London. Mr. Daw-
kin referred to the worldwide character
of tha financial transactions of the Mor
gan', who would guarantee to find the capi
tal for the entire forthcoming new under
ground system. .
There was no doubt, continued Mr. Daw
klns, that the necessary money could be
found In England, but If money was cheaper
In America, then It could be raised there.
Arrangements had been made to supply the
rolling stock without having recourse to
Mr. Dawklns, alluding to the tendency of
the population to move away from tbe con
gested district to the outer fringe of Lon
don, aald he thought this ought to be en
couraged on the ground of public health
and pointed out that the only way to relieve
the central congestion was to offer rapid
transit tacllltiea.
Family an1 Servant Die In Qnebec
Fire, Which "tarts from
Llhtntna Stroke.
HULL, Quebec, April 22. Tha house and
tables of Thomas Hill, caught fire today,
presumably from a atrok of Ughtnlog.-and
Hill, his wife, three children and a hired
man, named John Wataon, were burned to
Ueneral Redemption of Work.
BRUSSELS, April 22. King Leopold has
responded to the petition of the Chamber of
Commerce, aaklng for his intervention In
tbe present crisis, In a conciliatory but non
committal manner. Intimating that tbe gov
ernment la carefully considering the situ
ation and can be depended upon to loyally
maintain tbe constitution and fulfill ;ts
duty by adopting tbe policy which It deems
most useful for the well being and tran
quility of the country. There was a general
resumption of work this morning In the
factories and coal mines of Liege.
Sis Chinese Spies Captured.
HONG KONG. April 22 Chinese officials
yesterday raided a house at Canton and
captured atx men, who were knowi to have
been sent to Canton tor tbe purpose of
sounding the rebel propaganda for tbe
purpose ot obtaining supplies. The pris
oners carried orders from Kwok, tbs rebel
leader, commanding the assassination of
the MancUu officials of Canton. Five hun
dred armed braves left Canton yesterday
for Wu Chow.
Former Consul leml( Home.
PANAMA, Colombia, April 23. General
Jeffries, who was recently appointed com
mander of the government fleet, assumed
thst post on Sunday. Perry M. de Leon,
former United States couaul general at
Guayqull. Ecuador, sails for New York on
ths stesmer Orlzab, from Colon, today. He
takes with him a collection of birds and
animals, for the national zoological park at
Editor Imprisoned and Fined.
MANILA, April 22. The editor of the
Volcano waa sentenced today to one day's
Imprisonment and to pay a fine of 1100, for
demanding the removal of the Judge who
recently tried 8nor Valdez. editor of tbe
Mlau. Valdez waa fined for libeling Philip
pine members of tbe I'nlted Statea com
mission, which was trying the editor of
Freedom under the sedition law.
Not 1'ofrlendly to Ship Combine.
GLASGOW, April 22. Repreaentatlvea of
the Anchor and Allan steamship lines say
that although their companies are outside
tbe new shipping corporation they are not
unfriendly thereto nor pessimistic aa to
It effect, adding that if it results In uni
form ratea tbe combination will be re
garded as an advantage to tbe other II nee.
IR.rfaa Wanta Sleek Listed.
PARIS. April 22 Th question of listing
the stock of the United States steel cor
poration and other American securities on
the Paris bourse haa been broached by J.
Plerpont Morgan, but there 1 little proa
pert that ths Idea will be carried out. The
matter, It la expected, will be settled
New Yerk Man la Tronbl.
VIENNA, April 22. Leopold Stein
been arrested here on information received
from the New York police, charged with at
tempting to abduot a Viennese girl. Stela
formerly lived In New York, where he mar
ried a Mlaa I'lrlck two year ago, and sub
sequently deserted her.
Bnlcartaa Cross tha Frontier.
CONSTANTINOPLE. April 22 A band of
thirty Bulgarians recently crossed th
frontier sad penetrated to ths vilayet ot
Kosaova. Roumanla, after a fight with
Turkish troops. Details ot th affair are
Trenhle Threatened In Susan.
CAIRO. Egypt. April 22. British troop
are hell la readiness t proceed to Boudaa
ew'-ng t th fact that trouble is threat
en tog la that pan el Egypt.
Senator Hawle; Introduces a Bill to In-
crease Effroiencj of the Army.
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eal status
Ones .nt
WASHINGTON, April 22. Senator Haw
ley, chairman of the senate committee on
military affairs, today Introduced a bill
to "Increase tbe efficiency of the army."
The most important section of th Mil la
tbe following:
Subject to the command of the president
and general direction of the secretary of
war. the lieutenant general shall exercise
general command over the military force
of the I'nlted States, shall issue army
orders and direct Inspect Ions of the troops.
He shall be charged with the Instruction,
training, discipline and distribution of the
army, with the preparation and mainte
nance of detailed plana for the mobiliza
tion of the forces, with the preparation
and maintenance for schemes of offensive
and defensive operation and with ' col
lecting and compiling military Information.
It will be his duty to - that the army
In at all times suitable and amply supplied
and equipped and that Ihe munitions of
war are of the best material and of suit
able character. He will recommend suit
able persona for promotion and for mili
tary honor, ami rewards. He will be as
sisted In his duties by and his orders
will be conveyed and executed through the
agency of the general officers holding
commands and the general staff of thu
The above provision la intended to give
the commanding general a legal status,
which at present he ha not, and Is under
stood to be In tbe Interest of General Miles.
Other portions of the bill relate to de
tails of the administration ot the affairs
of the army. One of these provision au
thorizes the president to direct that the
funds appropriated for the quartermaster'a,
subsistence or pay departments may be
placed to the credit of the disbursing offi
cers of either of these departments.
1 tan Senator Sara Prnnposed Philip,
pine Bill Contemplates Gross
WASHINGTON, April 22 Formal discus
sion of the bill temporarily .to provide a
government for the Philippine islands waa
begun In tbe senate today, Mr. Rawlins of
Utah, leading minority member of the Phil
ippine committee, opening the debate. He
denounced the bill aa unwarranted Impo
sition on the Filipinos, declaring that it
would establish one of the foulest oligarch
ies of the world.
He maintained that the Philippine com
mission was given too great power by tbe
bill and asserted that under Its provisions
the Islands would be exploited for private
gain. While he waa speaking two efforts
were made to maintain a quorum, the sec
ond resulting In a lively tilt among sev
eral senators, Mr. Scott of West Virginia
Intimating that tha argument could not In
fluence any senator.
The senate passed a bill providing for
tho;ntry Into this' country free' of duty
ot a replica of a bronze statue of Rocbam
beau to be erected In Washington.
llavrllna Opens Ilia Batteries.
"We seem to have arrived at that point
in our history." aald Mr. Rawlins In oppo
sition to the Philippine bill, "where there
are those who affect to believe that it la
treason to think and to talk. 'For God's
aake, let us keep .silent until the war is
over,' exclaimed a peripatetic, hero and
graduate from the Philippines, who wants
to make free speech treason and to cart us
away to the gallows.
"Congress no longer haa to declare war.
An Otla or Chaffee is prepared to attend
to this any day In tbe week.
"A few days ago a message came to us
that Malvar, the last of the insurrectoe,
had surrendered. The next day It was an
nounced that General Chaffee had declared
a new war and had dispatched an army
to wage It against 2,000,000 of people In
the Island of Mindanao. But mum is to be
the word aa long as there Is any disturb
ance anywhere within our bordera, or in
any one ot the more tban 1,000 Islands be
yond tbe sea.
Crlea Ahaolnte Power.
"This bill strikes I's roots Into and derives
Its support from that excrescence In the
army bill of If 01 known aa the Spooner
amendment. The qualification of the abso
lute power therein conferred, adopted at
the Inatance ot the senator from Massachu
setts by this bill, Is eliminated.
"All property rights In the Island and tbe
futuro of their Inhabitants are turned over
to the disposal of the commission without
any (jua'ltication of Importance.
"The commission may declare war and
make piece, raise armies and provide na
vies, regulate commerce with all sorts ef
discriminations between lflanda and porta,
levy tixes without limit and without uni
formity. It may coin money and regulste
tbe value thereof, and may establiah re
ligion and punish these who do not conform
to Its trnot. It may destroy free speech
and punish as an act of sedition the publi
cation of the truth. It ran establish an In
quisition, devlae and apply methoda of ex
crutlatlng torture, compelling persona to be
witnesses against themselves, and disclose
Information which the commission may de
sire to extort."
Sratt Precipitate a
'Does the senator think,'
Inquired Mr.
Scott of West Virginia, "that any senator
on this floor will be Influenced by any argu
ment that may be made on this question?"
Mr. Rawlins replied tartly that hs never
Indulged th thought that the eenator from
West Virginia (Scott) would be Influenced
by any argument on any question. An oli
garchy as foul sa sny ever established waa
about to be forced on the Filipinos by the
pending bill, "yet," said he. "while thia
measure la under consideration senators
allnk away, declaring that no argument that
can b made can have any effect upon
Mr. Hoar requested Mr. Rawlins to with
draw tbe expreialon "allnk away," urging
that no unworthy motive ought to be Im
puted to any senator.
Mr. Raw 1 Id. aald he would change th
expression to "walk away," or "go away."
Mr. Teller aald there wa nothing much
more discourteous to a senator than for an
entire body of setalors representing one
aids of a chamber to leave th chamber
while be waa speaking.
emlnatleae hy the President.
WASHINGTON. April 2!. Ths president
today sent ths following nomination to the
I'nlted States Attorney Joseph IJppmsa,
district of I'tah.
I'nlted Stats Marshals Henry D. Os
borne, souther district of California; John
Shins, northern district of California.
Navy Rear Admiral Hsnry C. Taylor,
eh let of bureau ot navigation.
Hlah Temperatare In ehraVa and
Kansas Intensifies Rslatlnsr
llroath Conditions.
WASHINGTON. April 22 The westher
bureau's weekly summary of crop conditions
Is as follows:
Tbe week ending April 21 was wsrmrr I
tbsn the average on ths Pacific coast and j
Rocky Mountain regions. In the Missouri
valley and the northern district to th
eastward. It waa too cool in the middle
Atlantic and southern states and decidedly
dry over the greater part of the central
valleys and middle Atlantic states.
Rain la badly needed throughout the
Rocky mountain district and central val
ley and would prove beneficial In the mld
fle Atlantic states, while excessive
moisture haa hindered farm work la por
tions of the central gulf states.
The latter part of the week was marked
by abnormally high temperatures In Kan
sas and Nebraska, Intensifying the drouth
conditions In those states.
The general weather conditions, although
not conducive to rapid advance of vegeta
tion, were very favorable for farming oper
ations in nearly all parte of th country.
The progress of corn planting has been
rather slow except In Missouri and the
southern states, this work being about fin
ished In the central and wjr-trn gulf dis
tricts. The early planted . coming up In
Kansas, where cultivation has been begun.
Winter wheat hue continued to make slow
growth and on the whole la In less prom
ising condition in the principal winter
wheat statea of the central valleys. Moist
ure and milder temperature are generally
needed throughout these districts. The out
look in California continues promising and
tho crop has experienced Improvement In
the north Psclflc roast.
The germinstton of early-sown spring
whest over the southern portion of the
spring wheat region has been alow and
seeding has been retarded by freezing In
North Dakota. The Red River valley lands
In Minnesota are drying ninety, and seeding
began on the 15th. Some reaeedtng will be
necessary In Minnesota an a' reeult of the
duststorms of April 10 and 11-
Seedlng has progressed favorably on the
north Pacific coaat. In the Missouri and
Central Mississippi valleys oats are mak
ing slow growth and are much in need of
rain and warm weaher. In the southern
states a very general improvement Is noted.
Progress has been made in cotton planting
except In portions of Tennessee, the Caro
linaa and Florida and planting Is Bearing
completion over the southern portion of
the cotton belt. In Texas cotton Is up to
The general outlook for frulta except
for peaches In portions of the Ohio and
central Mississippi valleys, continues prom
ising Grasa is very backward ' generally
throughout the central valleys.
Following la the report ef Iowa weather
bureau for week ending April 21, 1902:
The week has been unseasonably dry, very
light rainfall being reported from all dis
tricts. The temperature fell to freezing
point on several mornings, but It was
warmer at close of the week wad the
average wa nearly normal. The conditions
have not been favorable for trowtb ot grass
In pastures and meadowxjo " for germina
tion of spring wheat, oats wnd barley.' But
there are no Indications as ' yet of ma
terial damage to cereal crop. There are
many complaint of scarcity of water for
stock, and In some localities forage Is
nearly exhausted and well preserved corn
.fodder and ensilage nre at a premium.
Unusually good progress for the time of
tbe year has been made In plowing and
preparing ground for planting corn, and
the acreage of that great ataple is likely
to be larger tban in recent years. In a few
localities the planters have been started,
but farmers are generally waiting for
warmer weather. The soil la In an ideal
condition for planting.
The season Is quite early In respect to
farm work, and about the average a to
growth of vegetation.
Reports show fair prospect for fruits ex
cept peaches and tender varieties of ber
House Votes Favorable on Measure
After Redncln Appropriation
for Improvements.
WASHINGTON, April 22. The house to
day, by a vote of 75 to 62, rejected clalma
attached to tbe omnlbua claim bill pasaed
by the aenate aggregating $2,800,000, and
on the heels of that action nonconcurred In
the whole senate amendment (the various
Items having been ruled to constitute a
single amendment) and sent the blll to
conference. Tbe military academy appro
priation was passed today after the limit
of coat of tbe Improvements at Weat Point
bad been reduced from $6,500,000 to 15,500,
000, and the appropriation In the bill from
$3,500,000 to $2,000,000. The London dock
charges question was brought up, but not
disposed of.
As passed by the houee the omnibus
claims bill carried about $200,000 for tbe
payment of clalma. To this the senate
attached all the findings of the court of
claims under the Bowman and Tucker act
for raptured and abandoned property,
French spoliation clalma aggregating about
$800,000 and many miscellaneous claims
aggregating in all over $3,800,000.
Mr. Underwood of Alabama moved to
strike out that portion of the sensts
amendment covering the finding of the Sel
frdse board. $1,701,425; churches snd
arbecia. $62,974: state claims. $422,271, and
miscellaneous claims, $177,260, Mr. Under
weed'a motion to atrlke them out was car
ried 75 to 72. The bill tben was sent to
Several private bills were passed and ths
house then resumed consideration of tbe
military academy appropriation bill. Speak
ing to a proforma amendment, Mr. Feeley
of Illinois discussed briefly ths question of
the violation of the neutrality laws In
connection with the shipment of mules and
horse to South Africa.
British Camp In vest laatlon. President
Thinks, Prod aces InsnfBclent Evi
dence to Show Violation.
WASHINGTON. April 22. The report of
Colonel Crowder, who investigated the ship
ment of horses and mule to South Africa
from the port of Chalmette, La., wa laid
before tbs cabinet today by th president.
While th report is Incomplete, it was de
veloped thst the conclualoa was reached
by th president from what b had seen ot
It thst there wa not sufficient evidence to
show past or present violations of neutral
ity and consequently there is no warrant
for Intervention.
Colonel Crowder will make srma addi
tions to his report during tha afternoon and
touight he will go over th matter very
thoroughly with the prealdent and tbs at
torney general.
la addition to Colonel Crowder' report
th cabinet disposed of a number of de
partmental mat tar.
Nebraska Delegation Oalli Upon Him, but
He Standi j Hit Letter.
A Irtor Roaevvater Seea Speaker Hen.
derson In Behalf of the Hot
Sprlnita Sanitarian Mea.are,
Move In Committee.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, April 22. (Special Tele
gram.) Senators Dietrich and Millard, Con
gressman Burkett and Chairman Lindsay of
the republican atate central committee had
Interview today with Attorney General Knox
In relation to the Judicial dlvialou bill,
which is pending in the house committer
on judiciary. It will be recalled that At
torney General Knox aent a letter recently
to Congressman 8tark of the Fourth dis
trict opposing the present bill and It waa
for the purpose of ascertaining the views
of the attorney general directly In relation
to the department's position In regard to
this bill that the delegation railed.
The attorney general said so far a the
letter which went out from hla office was
concerned he stood by It. but that It went
only so far as the department had any
knowledge of the situation. He aald It was
the business of congress to consider loral
conditions, which might be very numerous
In favor of the division of Nebraska into
two judicial districts. He stated that the
letter was based on the general proposi
tion of the department that no new dia
trlcta should be created anywhere, be
cause It made more work for the depart
ment and that It waa Impossible for It
now to do tbe work required of it In Its
restricted space. The sttorney general
made the statement that the department
would rather do the work In one place
tban at many places and the letter that
was written to Congressman ftark was
based upon conditions aa the office over
which he presided had knowledge.
Deleaatlon Is Satlaged.
The delegation, so far as could be learned,
thought the conference with the attorney
general was satisfactory, and that an ef
fort would iiow be made to get the bill
out of the Judiciary committee of the house
where It has been quietly resting since Its
passage by the scnato some weeks ago.
Congressman Smith authorized the state
ment today that an agreement had been
reached In relation to the bill permitting
the change In manner of construction of
the East Omaha bridge over the Missouri
river. Jurige Smith further said that the
East Omaha Land company had agreed to
this compromise, and that he had no doubt
the citizens of Council Bluffs would also
take action and that with this change In
the bill It would undoubtedly be favorably
reported from the committee on interstate
and foreign commerce and be passed.
I.arey Lravea for Heme.
Representative Laoey and Mrs. Lacey of
Iowa, left this evening for their home In
Osksloosa, called there by the death of
Mrs. Lacey's mother, which occurred last
night. Major Lacey wae-eookud tor a .paean
tn Philadelphia tonight, but owing to the
death of his wife's mother, wa compelled
to cancel the engagement. He aald before
leaving for the west that while nothing
definite was known in regard to the holding
of the congressional convention, he would
probably uke up that matter with the rarty
leaders and decide upon the date when tbe
convention should be held.
Secretary Shaw of the Treasury depart
ment, speaking of the claim which Iowa
has SKiinat the government, said today
that Auditor Rlttman of the War depart
ment would probably be ready to report
hla findings to the comptroller of the
treasury during the week, that he has about
reached a conclusion, but the secretary
would not Intimate what that conclusion
was. He tiald that he was powerless so
far as the comptroller of the treasury wai
concerned to do anything in the matter
except to certify to the findings of the
auditor for the War department.
Senator Kittredge expects to participate
In the convention of South Dakota repub
licans on June 4. This will be bis first
visit home since be came to Washington
to enter the senate as the successor ot the
late Jamea H. Kyle,
trail Hot Springe Bill.
Victor Rosewater of The Omaha Bee had
an Interview with Speaker Henderson today
In behalf of the Hot Springs, S. D., sani
tarium measure and urged tbe speaker to
grant time to the measure, whjch he said
waa desired by the people of the west. Mr.
Rceewater came In this morning from
Baltimore, where he visited members of
the faculty ot Johns Hopkins university,
his alma mater. He was one of tbe special
guests of honor at the installation of Dr.
Butler, the new president of Columbia col
lego, of which he la also an alumnus.
Senator Klttredge's bill fixing the terms
of tbe circuit and district courts for South
Dakota was ordered to be favorably re
ported from the houae committee on Ju
diciary. The bill providea the terma of the
circuit and district rourts for South Da
kota shall be held as follows: At Sioux
Falls, first Tuesday In April and third Tues
day in October; at Aberdeen, first Tuesday
In May and second Tuesday In November;
at Pierre, aecond Tuesday In June and first
Tuesday tn October; at Deadwood. third
Tuesday In May and first Tuesday In Sep
tember. Tbe committee on military affairs of the
house today Instructed Chairman Hull to
call up under suspension of the rules the
Hot Springs sanitarium bill, but even with
tbls authority for action on the part of
the commute there la still very great doubt
existing aa to whether tbe Hot Springs
sanitarium measure will pass tbe lower
body of congress. There are Intereata
fighting tbe measure which are regarded
as powerful and which will need far greater
activity than at present to put aside.
Senator Millard, today nominated Frank
E. Needbatn to be postmaster at Arnold,
Custer countv. to succeed tbe former poat
a' aster, who was removed for embezzl
Representative Shallenberger secured th
establishment today of two rural tree de
livery routes out of Bladen and Edgar re
spectively, with one csrrler each.
Postal Matters.
These South Dskota rural free delivery
routes have been ordered established July
1: Harley, Turner county, on additional
rout, area covered thirty-flv square miles,
population ,470. Irene, Turner county,
four routes, area ninety-six square miles,
population 2,010. Parker, Turner county,
four routts, area 143 aqua re mllaa, popula
tion 2.110. Poatoffice at Clarksoo, Center
Point and Hanaen, are to be discontinued.
No carriers srs named for above routes.
Ernest A. Rladoa waa today appointed
substitute clerk la postofflcc at 8ioux Falls,
e. d.
Postmasters appointed: Nebraska J.
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I alted Statea Strrl Corporation An.
thnrltlrs Deny Humored Plans
, of Thnt Concern.
NEW YORK. April 22. It has been
definitely decided by the United States Steel
corporation to Issue circular, giving de
tails of the proposed bond combination
next Saturday or Mjnday. Coplea of th
circulars have been mailed to foreign
shareholders and final announcement will
be made simultaneously here and abroad.
In addition to the plan to retire $200,
Ooo.qoe of 7 per cent preferred atock and
lwsue $250,000,000 of 5 per cent bonds, the
circular will, It is expected, outline numer
ous improvements contemplated by the
operating offiriat.
It is understood that fully $.15,000,000 to
$30,000,000 of the corporation' capital will
be devoted to modernizing the plants of the
constituent companies.
With the extra $50,000,000 derived from
the bond Issue, the Steel corporation will
have mora than $100,000,000 working capi
tal. It Is said authoritatively that there la no
foundation for the report that the Untied
States Steel corporation proposes to change
Its charter from a financial or holding
rompany to an operating and manufacturing
concern. According to a high official of
the corporation, this never has been con
Present Prlee of Cattle and Pressed
Beef Kxreited Twenty
Iran A so.
CHICAGO, April 22. President Levi B.
Doud of the Chicago Live Stock exchange
today said:
Comparison of prices of live cattle and
dressed beef at the present time iiml ex
actly twenty years ao shoiv that In the
spring of lvs2 live Mock was higher In the
mnrketa of the I'nlteH Htnten mid the nro-
portlon of cost on the dressed product
ready for the consumer was considerably
greater than at the present time. At that
time the packing houses and establish
ments were not concentrated In Chicago,
K (in Him t 'lty, St. I .mils and two or three
other middle western cities, but every city
and town of any consequence hnd Its own
slaughtering and dressing houses.
In the spring of cattle overused $6.45,
with top price $S. Last yenr In Chicago nt
this time the price ranged from $4.40 to
$f) 35, with top price at $4; last week from
$5.50 to f to, with top at $7.f0; this week
$5.40 to ., with top nt $7.S.ri. I,nat week
Now York nrlces for dreased caroaea av
eraged tn.TK to $11.75. At a corresponding
time In 1SS2 dressed rercasses sold In New
York from $11.75 to $14.60. The records for
the second week In April during the last
eight years show an average of $1.28 higher
th-ii Isbi yer.
Ceremony tine of Final Arts Pre
liminary to Beatification
of Prelate.
PHILADELPHIA. April 22. The tomb In
which the body of Bishop John N. Neu
mann was placed forty-two years ngo was
opened today by a special ecclesiastical
court, the proceeding being one of the final
arts preliminary to the beatification of tho
prelate. The disinterment was made tn
secret and was for the purpose of Identify
ing the remains of Bishop Neumann and
to ascertain their state of preservation.
Two witnesses swore that they witnessed
the burial of the bishop and two physicians
wrote a minute description of the remains.
They were then placed In a new coffin and
restored to the vault, which was sealed
by Archbishop Ryan.
The evidence collected by the ecclesiasti
cal court during Its inquiry, which ba beeu
in progress for several year, will now be
forwarded to Rome.
Blubop Neumann was born In Bohemia
In 1811 and came to America at the age of
23 yeara. He was made bishop of this
diocese In 1852. He died suddenly In I860.
Forester Ranger Dlapnte Over Juris
diction of Ibe Rorky Moan
tain Country.
DENVER. April 22. M. Boehm, high chief
ranger of the Pacific coaat district of the
Ancient Order of Foresters, has enjoined
the Denver lodge of the order from re
ceiving E. A. Hayes, high chief ranger of
the Atlantic coaat, who Is expected to ar
rive in this city tomorrow. Hayes claim
(he Rocky mountain country under a dispen
sation from Ihe high court of the world,
while Boehm asserts authority by virtue of
Because its members side with the At
lantic division, Court Eureka has been sus
pended and Hayes will find this lodge alone
open to him In this city. The dispute as
to Jurisdiction hss gone to the high court
of adludicatlon.
Wants Man Subpoenaed AVho Says He
Orlslnated and I sed
Water Care.
DENVER, April 22. General Funston to
day telegraphed Senator Lodge, chairman of
tbe aenate committee on tbe Philippines,
asking him to subpoena John Nicholson,
who is aald to have been a sergeant In tbe
Fourth cavalry', and examine him under
oath regarding the use of the "water cure."
Nicholson is reported to have sail at Nor
folk. Vs., that General Funston originated
the "water cure" and practlrrdlt almcat
daily for several months.
General Funaton said: "I am Inclined to
btlleve that Nlcholaon Is a myth. I knew
every non-commissioned officer In the troops
of the Fourth cavalry under my command,
acd there was no sergeant by that name "
all Lake Attorney Appointed Jndaxe
f Coart af First Instance
at Cairo.
SALT LAKE, Utah. April 22. William G.
Van Horn, an attorney of Salt Lake, wa
today appointed Judge of the court of first
instance at Cairo. P.gypt, according to the
Telegram. The post' ion la a life oue. The
court of first inatance Is an International
body, maintained by tht various maritime
governments, and paiees upon questions
arising out of th Sues canal traffic and kin
dred matUr.
Copious, Showers Break the Drouth in Dif
ferent Portions of Eansai.
More Moisture Needed in Other Sections to
Insure Profitable Yield,
Descending Mercurj Starts the Water to
Flowing in the North.
With Falllna Temperatnre fienerally
In Worth and West Hot nnd Dry
Atmosphere Prrvnlta Farther
Fast and In Sonth.
KANSAS CITY. April 22. Anout a third
of an inch of rain fell throughout central
Kansas from midnight to 7 o'clock this
morning, according to report rerelved by
Colonel Connor of the !ocl Weather bureau
The ground at moat points la hard and
dry and while last night rain will doubt
lees prove beneficial to wheat. It la be
lieved that nothing short of a hard, soaking
rain will put it Into the proper shape. One
local grain commission firm ha received
measages from customers In different part
of Kansas saying that th wheat Is turning
The temperature In Kansas City at
o'clock this morning was , and at 11
o'clock it had fallen to 63 degree.
The following reports of rain wer r-
celved this morning from Kansas:
Concordia, .34 of au Inch; Hacksvllle. ,S0;
Manhattan, .26: McPherson, .7; Wichita, ,S.
At Kansas City and vicinity showers fell
at 7 and 9 o'clock this morning and a light
rain Is predicted for this vicinity during
the day, with fair and cooler weather to
night. The only point In western Mis
souri reporting rain waa Lamar, where
there was but a alight trace.
In Oklahoma there was a trace of rain
In the vicinity of Oklahoma City.
Soahfnar Rain at Wichita.
WITCHITA, Kan., April 22. A good,
soaking rai fell here after midnight, fol
lowing two day ot severe southern wind.
The crop outlook in this section I good.
The drouth haa not been severe, but the
hard wind are damaging.
TOPEKA, Kan., April 22. The wind of
the last three days baa dried the surface
of the ground, but reports from over the
state indicate that the damage to wheat ha
not yet been so great a was feared. The
wheat la several Inches high, which kept
the dirt around the root. Rain fell this
morning at Wichita and at point In central
Kansas, and If It become general within
a short time th damage to wheat will
not be great.
The temperature today wa E5 degrees
at 10 o'clock, the wind twenty-eight mile
an hour, with atrong probability of frot.
tcnlght. The indications are for fair
weather tonight and Wednesday.
Conditions in Iowa.
DES MOINES, la., April 22. With heavy
clouds hanging over the state there Is every
prospect that there will be rain before
night, and thus confirm the prediction of
the Weather bureau.
The wind la etlll blowing at a high ve
locity, carrying clouds of duat to the dis
comfort of foot passeogors. There 1 no
fear expressed with regard to damage to
cereal crops. Crop Reporter Sage of the
state service declares In a bulletin Issued
this morning that the ground Is In excel
lent shape and that unusually good progress
baa been made thla spring.
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 22. A cloudy and
threatening sky this morning gave promise
of rain for thla section of Minnesota. Tbe
mercury was only 48 at 7 o'clock and an
other hot day wa not anticipated. North
Dakota polnta reported a drizzling rain and
an excess ot moisture, but 8outh Dakota
Is still dry. Several point In southern
Minnesota and South Dakota report damage
to crops from dry ground and hot winds,
but the damage 1 not serious. North Da
kota and northern Minnesota have aa yet
felt no 111 effect from tbe warm wave.
Rochester, In southern Minnesota, re
ports a terrible wind blowing today and no
rain In eight. At Pipestone, In south west
era Minnesota, light showers fell last night,
accompanied by lightning, fog and heavy
cloud today and the crops are In splendid
condition. At Mayvllle, N. D., a severe
snowstorm la prevailing, seeding Is delayed
by the storm and business generally Im
peded. CINCINNATI. April 22.-The temperature
reached 85 yeaterday and will be higher to
day. Some deficiency in rainfall, but
cropa not yet affected.
Ilry In Mlchla-an.
DETROIT, April 22. At 10 o'clock today
th temperature In Detroit was 74 degrees
snd Westher Observer Conger aay that it
will reach 80 before tbe day 1 over. Yea
terday the thermometer reached 72. Tbe
thermometer roae rapidly all over th atate
last nlgbt. Rain la needed badly through
out the state. Crops ars beginning to suf
fer for lack ot It and vegetation Is generally
backward. There has been no heavy fall
ot rain In southeastern Michigan this
month. Tbe high wind and heat, Obeerver
Conger says, have driven all moisture out
of tbe air and there are no Immediate In
dications of rainfall.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.. April 22. Th tern
peratur yeaterday was 8 degree and at
7 o'clock thia morning It was 70. Ths
heat, though unusual for this time ot th
year. Is having a good effect on vegetation
In Kentucky, which has been retarded by
cold weather. Tiwr ba been no lack of
rain. Tbe prospects are ofr cooler weather
and rain tomorrow.
CLEVELAND. April 22. The government
thermometer here registered 7T early today
and the local forecaater predicted that the
mercury would mount to 80 this afternoon.
Storm signals are displayed for a south
westerly gale.
It Is stated that crops In northern Ohio
are not far enough advanced to be affected
by the prematura warm wave.
Colorado Conditions Improved.
DENVER. Colo., April 22. Tbe crop out
look In Colorado ha been Improved by th
rain and snow that has fallen In the last
few days, but tbe prospect still la that there
wtll be Insufficient water for Irrigation In
aome localities this summer, owing to an
unusually light snowfall la tbe mountains
during the winter. Vegetation I not far
enough advanced to be afiected by th sud
den and marked changra in temperature
that have occurred of late, and on th
whole tha crop prospect are good as
usual at thla season. Tbe recent moisture
In tbs eaatern part of tha stats hss Im
proved tbe edition of the soil for seed
ing and pli itng, which are generally at