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The Omaha Daily Bee.
OMAHA, TIIintSDAV MOUNINO, A PHIL ill, 1002-TEN PAdlCS.
simiu: corv nvi: i:nts.
OPEN THE CAMPAIGN
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IMiM PA fISANS TO ACT CAUTIOUSLY
Uwj'wtfillj 8ft forth AonimmsTit. of
rrt;i an Ififttl to Work.
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I .I'MStl'Ol.lfl. April 21 M'irh oratory
ml (iitriltn marked Ihe opening of the
rtiilli'fi '! ntientlnn In Tnnillnson
thin sfternoon. Henator Albert J.
IteverMs delivered iin eloquent rlire.
la Mh h outlined the principles upon
hi-ti tha repuMlians nf Indiana will enter
boa the reit rampalgn, and, slthougb the
fninnil'iM on resolution tiaa not yet Tf-
,,rm1, li la ald that the plsnks of I be
pin if r m will not vsry widely from tbe
general etatmiits mad" by fenator flev-erl-lge
TLa sneaker laid partlmlar stress on tha
fait that this was lha opening convention
of tha next national campaign and aald It
fUhoevad tha republican of Indiana to
look well to what they aald and did. aa
tha? war In a manner to Mar.e the way
for tbe cooreutlons which are to follow Id
l her states, upon whltb the pollrlea of
the republican, patty fur the next national
campaign will In a large measure depend.
nepaMlrana aa l.ff".
Heriatnr HeTerldge began hla speech by
declaring that tha republican party bad
been aa conspicuous la lt ability to rule
aa the democratic party bad been In Ita
inability to govern thia country. The
strongest oralnia In proclaiming tha vir
tues of republican nile. he aald. were
peaking today on the farrae throughout
the republir. from the mlnea. from the
factories and from all the great avenues
of human endeavor. Then, after giving fig
ures abowlng the wonderful atrldra In the
fcatlon's foreign commerce, he aald:
In the natloml administration we are
Cio-relng u eesf nlly today Mnder th
a.rlilp of one who succeeded to the
Iireatdency under tragic clrcumstanree, a
nynl republican, a statesman of ability
Theodore ttonwevelt. Anil ojr etate ad
ministration la ao good and ao aucceaaful
aa to challenge democratic criticism.
Our achievements In commerce have been
great and never ao great aa they are to
day. All of the activities of the American
people In commerce. In the way of Intelll.
genre and In the waya of philanthropy
were never more active than they are to
day. Ureat aa has been our commercial
achievements, a much splendor aa we have
or. rned and won In the war of commerce,
we have given to the country, and that Is
whr we will continue an uplifting force
throughout tha unnumbered years before
seech Approved at Walagtes.
The senator declined to aay that be was
the mouthpiece of tbe administration of
1'realdent Roosevelt, but would Dot deny
that what be bad to aay regarding national
liMire had been In a large measure ap
proved at Washington.
Trie convention was called to order by J.
Y Uoodrlch. chairman of the atata com
mittee. He Immediately called upon John
Jt. Cwkrum, the chairman of the committee
on rules and permanent organization, for
the report of tbe committee. It provided
that there should be no nominating
speeches and that the names of candtdatea
should bo presented when tha roll of eoun
tlea la called. It recommended that Senator
llevertdg be made the permanent chair
tea a of tbe convention.
Tbe report wis unanimously adopted and
Congressmen Hemingway and Watson war
eptolntod members of committee to sum
mon Senator Bevertdge. Tha senator was
greeted with chirrs when he appeared on
the platform. There were frequent out
bursts of applause throughout the delivery
ef tha speech. During tbe two hours re
spired for the delivery of the speech not a
e legate left hla seat.
Palrhanha Cireeioal with Cheers.
There wsa a great outburst of cheers aa
I Ha apeahfr concluded and then cams loud
rails ef "Fairbanks." Senator Beverldge
ratlel for the senior senator and aa Mr.
Fairbanks appeared oa the platform ho was
gr-te1 with loud and long continued
la ekialng hla adtress Senator Fairbanks
pai4 a warat tribute to tha memory of Wtl
l afw VeKloley.
Th i em ml t tee aa ere deat la let re ported la
favor of the regular delegates la all of ths
contests an J the report was unanimously
A.Mree were mado by Coogreaamaa
J taw a E. Wet eon. Jmes A. Hemeaway aad
vy Tredertch Und:i of Wabash, who
brought forth the loud theara by hat .
aertio that he telleved la tie parry of
Marh Maana. whe haj never lost a fight
aa l aevse would lose ens.
The ewrhwre ef appUue that met the
ewe of Sweatee Hana waa fully aa gen
erous ae aay thai a4 bees glvea dartaa;
tie day. At the roaol.wlow ef Mr. LaaJIs'
seL'h the aiiaventloa adjourned u at U
i kM'h Thuradey aturolnsv
CUEEN WILHELMINA BETTER
Is Tahlaaj srtahawoss roolts)
TMK HVGIB. April 21 Tho rolls lag
ui:i:a was tasiMl this aiomlag from
4 Uft T aa
im WiiSfttlmm hud mittf night.
Yi "M.1 tit in morning tvmp-Tittur tun-
iun an,! in f-iiiipT of IHn ha tas
. I ua"ui is taking aurhVlout
T".' aft rou:i sullaiiin touail from Castle
1 auouLcitel tU4t her majesty a euadl
t.usi Jii. tho imt euatiauoii satisfactory.
rt.YwOl.TH Kua'aaJ. April 23-Tho
1 ' Jur 4nf1c uuo steamer. Deatat b
U.h. whi'h tart Ne Yckra Ajril IT, fur
rlvoui4, Cherbourg aud Hamburg, baa
sa . iil i4ii4oit aai las soma of i
ulv i !. wus) Its ndddt broken.
wutsta u4 is svpociod; to rw. h tly-
! h at out a a. as. today. A froah
aj ia Slowing from tho westward.
BmkO) ka Blst gut.
H'lMi fco.NtJ. Asril 3X The tBla have
imI ' ris a us sA Wuug, hua, nfty
mi: iwUo Sbs Ut irtat eargo
B.au4a4 now. Th juiUS b
RUSSIA PROPOSES SUBSIDY
finance ttielefef Ilea a Man to
mote Ms ftelldlea and
T f FTrRSnt tin. April 5 trorre
ioni!ne of the Assrn late.l Trees. 1
Flnanre Mlnlater Wltte hix devised a plan
to promote h'p hulMIng and whipping In
ftiii, whlrh contreta tbe palm of origi
nality with the anrar regulation. Orand
Iniki Aletandff Mlt haelovlch, who I" com
petent authority In the matter, turned the
prolet t over to the St. Petersburg Vedo
moeti In ord
Icr that It mtgr t.e freely rfla
i Invites critic ''j 'ress blm
neneflclarlea, under the C til
Iowa, are to he Ruaslana e
romrianlea whnne atnrk la held oni. 'h
1. Owners of new ahljis made In Rus.
from Rtiealan materials, will receive fron,
the government a non-Interest bearing loan
to f'O per rent of their value, payable In
equal twenty year Inetalmenta.
2. Plans and aper locations ef such ves
sels, whlrh must be Lloyd's Aral-class,
must be approved by the finance minister,
and vessels exceeding 1.000 tons must make
ten knots; emaller vessels must exceed
3. The government assumes Insurance
risk up to two-thirds of the current value
of a ship, charging therefor a premium of
2 per cent annually. Owners must Insure
the remaining risk. The current value can
never be taken as Ipes than half the
4. The state will pay for half the fuel
consumed, provided Russian fuel la used, on
voyages to and from Russia, and on condi
tion that the outgoing vessels are loaded
to three-quarters of their capacity with
Russian goods, snd, on return ships have at
lesat one-half their spare occupied.
5. The same favor will be enjoyed by ves
sels plying between Russian ports, pro
vided, one-half the cargo Is of foreign
going goods or that the entire Initial cargo
Is salt, fuel, Iron or caal Iron from the
Atores and Black seas to the Russian ports
on the Pa UK-.
6. The subsidies are limited to eight
years from January 1, 1904.
Kevv Rellalnna Beet.
Considerable attention la being given to
a new sect which has gained many adher
ents In the province of Perm. It la known
aa tha sect of Jchovlets, though Its real
name Is "Brotherhood of the Right Hand."
Its declared purpose Is the reconciliation of
all religions. Lately It baa assumed a char
acter of pronounced enmity to -thf govern
ment. This Is attributed to personal rea
sons. Colonel Iltn, the founder, having
spent twenty years In solitary confinement
In a monastery Tor abjuring the orthodox
The Russian government and church as
aume that anyoco who obstinately ptrslsts
In leaving the orthodox church Is Insane or
possessed of devils and sometimes exercise
the right ol treating such persons precisely
as they would dangerous madmen. Their
property may be placed under a curutorship
and their children under guardianship,
while they themselvea may be I m mil r red In
a monastery until there la evidence of re
stored sanity, that la, until they declare
their willingness to return to orthodoxy.
Power Over the Poasaaita.
An Illustration of tbe despotic power
which tha local representative of the min
ister of the Interior has over peasant com
munities Is afforded by a report from Gooff,
on Lake I'eipua, In the Baltic country. Two
thousand peasants who took part In an
election held In a volost, a wider peasant
commune corresponding somewhat to a
county, were fined 3 roubles because they
refused to vote as this representative,
calhd the zemskv nachalnlk, or rural bos,
demanded. Those who did not pay this One
were compelled to syend three days in jail.
There Is no appeal. The official In question
may fins persons up to the sum of 3 roubles
without ths victim being able to obtain re
dress. VOTES IN FAVOR OF TREATY
I pper Hoaao of Danish Parliament
Advises Sale of West
COPENHAGEN. April 23 Ths Lands
thing, by 24 to 30 votes, today adopted ths
majority report on the treaty for tbe sals
ot ths Danish West Indies to the United
States. Ths treaty now goea back to tha
Tbs session of tbe Landstblng was one
of tbe most sensational on record. The
lie waa passed twits and charges aud coun
tercharges were burled back and forth,
while the opponents of the sale ot tbe Is
lsnds went so far as to Impugn the accu
racy of tbs United Statss department offi
cial records. Tbe president ot the house
twice called a former minister of Jus
tice to order and be also left the cbalr
and spoke Impasslonately against the ratt
flcatloa of tho treaty.
M. Jeosoa. ono of tbe opposition leaders
quoted n private conversation whlrh he bsd
with tho foreign mlnlstsr. Dr. Deuntier,
declaring that the latter expressed himself
aa being personally oppoaed to the sale.
Thia tho minister heatedly denied. It was
at thia atage of tho proceedings that ths
lie waa paaaed.
iUtro Denies tho Story.
Former Minister Entrup. during tbe
course of the debate, denied ths foreign
minister's assertion that M. Eatrup, wbo la
Ike leader of the opposition, offered to sell
tbe l.Uada to tho United Statss in 1892
when ho lEstrupl waa premier.
Tho foreign minlater then quoted tbe for
etga relations committee of tha United
dtatea seste en the subiect snd M.
Estrup excitedly reiterated his denial, de-
rlaring that the Stats department publl-
ration waa wrong and that tho American
who was In Copenhagen at that time must
have eoaveyed a false Impression to Wash-
ingtoa. M. Estrup sdmltted there had been
some talk of a sale, but declsred be bad
aever uado aa overture to tho United
The foreign minister finally read a tele
gram from "0 citizens aud merchants ot
tho Danish West Indian Islaada, urging
the immcdiats ratification of th treaty,
setting forth that tho condition of tho is
lands waa critical and assarting that the
seatlmant among the inhabitants was
stroagly in favor of tbe aai of tha Islands.
CONSIDERS WAR INEVITABLE
1 hist EaUsoe saisa orsU asiloa la
Thai giaaalak ) Japatak
VICTORIA. B. C. April 13. O. W. Utile,
sdrtor ot tho .North Chin Dally News, in
a Interview given bore, aaya war between
Japan and Russia kt considered Inevitable,
not oaly by tho Japaaoa. but also by tbe
Russians, and all reaiduais on tha Siberian
caaaM. Enormous areparaiiooa are belug
ma4o si Port Arthur aud in diberla tortiQ
ca'lua ar prograselnaj aAii truoys amiii,
site! JaksMJh hi ia rasiljt.
OLEO BILL BACK IN HOUSE
Sot Likely to Be Changed in Many Partic
ular from Senate Form.
POWER OF AMENDING IS LIMITED
Opponent Who Seek to Alter Amend
ments Tacked on hr I pper lloase
Lose on Kvery I'rop
WASHINGTON, April 23. The house to
day began consideration of the senate
amendments to the oleomargarine bill. A
special rule for this purpose wss adopted
,.. a vote of 1T.2 to T:i. By the ruling of
',Y hair the question of further imrnd
V " the senate propositions was con-
Hhln very nairow limits. Slow
pi, es was trade. The opponents of the
measure, who sought to modify tbe sen
ate amendments In various particulars,
were outvoted on every proposition sub
mitted. At tho opening of the session Mr. Crae
nier of New York rose to a question of
privllrge and had read at the clerk's desk
an article In a New York paper charging
the New York members with be(ng "dum
mies and derelict In their duly," in con
nection with the bill for a new poptoflk-e
building In New York City.
The speaker ruled that the article read
did nit constitute a question of privilege,
but Mr. Crfccmer was given five minutes
In which to make a statement. Thereupon
he recounted what the New York delegation
had done In the matter.
Budget of Bills.
Bills were paBsed to donate the spars of
Don Juan du Austria and Aim Irani e
Oquendo to the state of Alabama; to appro
priate $20,000 of the funds of the Choctaw
an 1 Chickaeaw Indians fur the relief of
destitute members of those tribes; to pro
vide fur trade statistics between tbe United
States and Its outlying possessions; to
grunt certsln lands to the city of Colorado
Mr. Dalzell of Pennsylvania from the
committee on rules, then presented the
special continuing order agreed to by the
committee some time ago to provide for
the consideration of tbe senate amendments
to the oleomargarine bill.
Mr. Cowherd of Missouri vigorously op
posed the adoption of the rule. Last week,
he aald. the hoase considered a bill for
the relief of the Cubana. The program was
to be teara and sympathy for the poor of
Cub a and sneers and taxes for the poor of
amy Batter Went Is.
As an Indication of what would happen
when thia bill went Into effect Mr. Cow
herd said that Immediately after the pass
ago of the oleomargarine bill by the sen
ate tbe price of butter went up 4 cents In
New York and 3 cents In Chicago.
Mr. Dalzell, replying to Mr. Cowherd,
said the merits of the bill were not now
under consideration. The order waa sim
ply designed to give tbe houae a chance to
pass upon Its merits. The rule was adopted,
152 to 79.
When the consideration of the amend
ment waa considered the chair ruled that
the text ot the bill agreed to by both the
house and aenate was' not open to amend
ment. This ruling, made by Mr. Olmsted
of Pennsylvania, who was in the chair,
prevented the offering of many amendments
which the minority members of the agricul
tural committee deeired to offer. Mr.
Wadsworth of New York, chairman ot the
agricultural committee, Anally succeeded
in offering an amendment changing the sec
tion providing that oleomargarine free from
artificial coloration, which Is taxable at
one-fourth of a cent per pound, so as to
provide that "colored butter shall not be
construed Ss coloration." The amendment
was lost by a vote ot SI to 81.
CONDEMNS THE WAR METHODS
Senator Rawlins I'ontlnaea His Ar-
ralwnmrat of Administration's
Policy la Philippines.
WASHINGTON, April 23. Mr. Rawlins of
Utah today continued bla apeech In the
senate opposing the Philippine temporary
government bill. He devoted tbe greater
part of his speech to a discussion of the
testimony presented to the Philippine com
mission relating to tbe administration of
ths "water cure" to natives and to other
forms of torture inflicted on the Filipinos.
He had not concluded bis remarks when
tbe senate adjourned.
During the early part of the session tbe
bill providing for a union railroad station
In Washington was under consideration, but
no action was taken.
During a discussion over an amendment
offered by Mr. Patterson to allow all rail
roads the use of the proposed station, Mr.
Hoar became Involved In a wordy discus
sion with Mr. Tillman, who charged that
the Massachusetts senator bad been dis
courteous to bim, at which be was surprised
because the senator was always a stickler
for good order, aenatortal dignity and de
corum, and should set a high example that
aenatora might Imitate. "But the senator
from Maaaacbuaetts," aald Mr. Tillman,
"habitually breaka certain rulea of ths sen
ate, and be should make allowance for
those ot us who have their folblea and
shortcomings.' " At 2 o'clock the bill waa
Mr. Rawlins discussed at great length
the testimony presented to the committee
on tbe Philippines and the reports made by
officials to tbe War department. He pre
sented many cuei of torturs of tbe Fili
pinos, ot the burning of towns and of the
Incarceration of Filipinos. All this, b
said, wss done to carry to the Filipinos
; tho benign administration of the American
i government. War. be said, was to be
j waged relentleaaly and the artlclea of war
were to be cast to the winds. The war to
be waged was not to be a war of humanity,
! but a war without mercy. It waa unclv-
llixed warraro ana wunoui excuse,
Mr. Rawlins discussed the campaign made
by Major Waller In tha island of Samar.
under command ot General Smith. He salj
that Waller's men performed the most
tbaukless and unhonorcd task ever soldiers
were railed upon to perform. He declared
that the troops were ordered to make the
Island a "howling wllderneaa." and kill
everybody over tha age of 10 years.
TO LAY KEEL OF NEBRASKA
b..rir Utile Will Bo Invlled to
Attend Demonstrations Over
SEATTLE. April 23. Plans are under way
for the laying of tha keel of the Battleship
Nebraska. July i. with elaborate eere
monies. A big civio celebration la planned
and If preaent arraagemeats ars perfected
Governor E. P. Savsgo of Nebraska and
staff will bo Invited to attend.
Hit ia Miamilsslt.
FtF.EPORT. 111 . April a -Hon. Robert
R Hit was renoniiualad lul cuugrtsa bars
END OF STRIKEJS AT HAND
Street Car Trouble In n Franv'sco
To De Halckly Seltletl S inpathy
Is with the Men.
SAX FRANCISCO. April 2.1. The end of
tbe street csr strike lu this city appears
to be at hand. It is generally expected
that the conference of the officials ot the
United Railroads with Mayor Schmitx and
a committee representing the strikers, to
be held Unlay, will result in an amicable
settlement of tbe questions st Issue.
The three issues Involved are a flat pay
ment of 23 cents an hour for consecutive
work, the reinstatement of men discharged
because they belonged to unions and rec
ognition ut organized labor In tbe adjust
ment of future grievances. The strikers
have succeeded, without resort to violence,
In tying up all the roads recently pur
chased by the capitalists known aa the
Baltimore syndicate, and the belief Is gen
eral that the meeting today ot the oppos
ing Interests will result in the granting of
A significant feature of the controversy
was the adoption by the grand Jury of reso
lutions commending the action of the mayor
In refusing to permit the police to help
In the opening of the tleujj Hnd condemning
tbe United Railroad company for the atti
tude It bad adopted toward Its men.
The board ot supervisors had already
adopted a somewhat similar resolution.
The labor council has endorsed the strike
and nearly every newspaper in the city
has editorially espoused tbe cause of the
strikers. Pending a resumption of street
car traffic, the people of the city are walk
ing or riding In jolting wagons along the
imminent streets, with a complacency that
At noon It was said that the conference
between the strikers' committee and the
railroad officials, which was arranged for
by Mayor Scbmltz to take place In his
office, is off for the time being at least, the
railroad official refusing to treat with the
rr.en In the mayor's office and demanding
that the conference be held at the office
of the company In the Wells-Fargo build
ing. The men refused to go to the railroad
office. Mayor Bchmitz is hopeful of getting
one side or the other to make a conces
sion as regards the place of meeting.
CINCINNATI, April 23 It Is said today
that the attention of the court will not be
called to the action of Secretary Frank
Morrison snd others until arguments arc
made tomorrow on the application for the
temporary injunction to be made perma
nent. In the controversy between the en
gineers and firemen on one side and the
United States Brewery Workers on tho
other, the American Federation ordered
the engineers to shut off steam where non
union brewery workers were employed
after last Monday night.
On Monday the brewery proprietors se
cured an Injunction and the engineers and
firemen yesterday obeyed the order of the
court Instead of the order of the executive
council of the American Federation. Jut
before leaving for Washington lost night
Secretary Morrluon ordered tho charter of
tha local union of engineers revoked. The
International officers of the engineers were
then bere and after executing Morrison's
ordsy they also leTt the city and It is today
claimed that all of these general officers
are in contempt of court. The englneera
are working today aa miruh!:- '
HAZLKTON. Pa.. April "- .The Hazle
ton mines colliery of liu Lehigh Valley
Coal company employing about 500 bands,
is Idle today bocause of a strike In
augurated by the breaker boys this morn
ing, following the refusal of tbe foreman
to reinstate twenty of their number who
had been suspended, the company i-Tlclala
assert, on account of jlackness of work.
GALE SWEEPS MILWAUKEE
Hallroad Shops Are Partially Wrecked
by Wind of Cyclonic
MILWAUKEE. Wis., April 23. Late last
night the gale which swept this city struck
the Milwaukee railroad shops at West Mil
waukee, which were partially wrecked. The
destruction of the steaming building, the
demolished roof of the pattern and cab
inet makers' shop, and flying planks were
evidences that the storm was of cyclonic
Thomas Rodeman was blown from a plat
form In the Elmore coal yard and probably
fatally injured. He sustained a fracture
of ths skull.
At Seymour, Wis., tbe storm 'blew down
the smokestacks of tbe electric light plant,
which took fire. Lightning struck the
barn of Charles Zembeke, who was prob
ably fatally burued. All his farm build
ings were burned.
A dispatch from Oconto, Wis., states. that
the heavy wind storm last night wrecked
twelve bams near that city. Numerous re
ports ot damage also are received from the
vicinity ot La Crosse.
Intense Heat In Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, April 23. The temper
ature today was 10 degrees higher than
yesterday, the thermometer in the United
States weather bureau registering 69 de
grees. This Is tlje hottest April day this
city has experienced In over thirty years.
DESOLATION IS WIDESPREAD
Almost All the Towns ana Planta
tions In Western (iiatemils
NEW YORK, April 23. News of tbs
wldespresd desolation and ruin caused by
the recent earthquake la slowing coming lu.
sr.yi a Guatemala City dispatch to the
Almost all tbe towns, villages and plan
tations In tbe rich western part ot the
republic have been destroyed.
The volcano of Chlngo, on the border of
Guatemala and Salavador, has become
active again. The volcano of Santa Maria
In tbe western part of tbe republic, which
la also in a atate ot eruption, has not been
as active since the earliest Spanish settle
ment. It appears to hate been the center
of the eartbuuakes.
FATHER AND SON MURDERED
Chicago Grocer Meets Death In a
Pistol Dnel with
CHICAGO. April 23. Peter Fsfinakl was
instantly shot to death, and bis llt-year-old
son, Julius, probably mortally wounded,
while resisting two robbers who attempted
to loot the cash drawer In Fafinikl's gro
cery. 4'J Bradley strtet, early today.
Several hours after ths shooting Thomas
Glynn, with a bullet wound In bis arm.
gave himself up to the police. He said
that be and a man named R. Smith had
tried to bold up tbe proprietor of the stors
and hla son. and that a revolver duel fol
lowed In which he wss shot.
Ha said he knew cne man was killed In
the affair, but be was In doubt as to
whether be or Suiitb did l&t kilUbg.
ROSEBUD TREATY GETS DATE
Senator! Eittredge and Gamble Continue
fight for Tree Homes Provision.
MAY BE FORCED TO ACCEPT SUBSTITUTE
Senator ( Inrk Secures an Order from
Secretary f the Interior for 11 e
aortey of Land In the
nisy Horn Itnstn.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, April 2.1. (Special Tele
gram.! The senate today agreed to take
up the Rosebud treaty bill pending In that
body Immediately after the completion of
the union station measure, which now has
the call. Senators Gamble ami Klttredge
of South Dakota, who have labored Inile
faflgably for the free homes feature, are
hopeful tnoy will be able to retain thai
clause In Ihe bill. Fulling In thai they will
accept Senator Piatt's amendment, which
provides fur the sale of the lands In Greg
ory county, South Dakota, at the price stip
ulated to be paid by the government,
namely, $;.T0 per acre.
A favorable report waa authorized by the
m nate commit Ire on public lands today on
Senator Klttreiige's bill allowing settler
on the great Sioux reservation who mailc
entry aubeequcni to March 3, lX'.if, hut who
were coinpi lied to pay two prices for lands
and theu had finally to abandon their
claims, to make1 new entry in order to com
pensate them for losses sustained.
Itrminr) of HIk Horn I, and.
The secretary rf the Interior today made
a favorahle report upon Senator Warren's
bill providing tor a reaorvey by the gov
ernment of sixty-four tuwnhlps of land
in the Pig Horn basin, Wyoming, kesur
veys are declared necessary on account of
the Inaccuracy of the original survey.
Senator Clark of Wyoming today reported
from the judiciary committee the bill in
troduced by Senator Warren providing that
the circuit court of appeals of the Eighth
circuit court shall hold at least one terra
annually In. Denver, Colo., or Cheyenne,
Wyo., on the first Monday of September
each year. Senator Clark bIho reported
favorably a bill increasing the fees of
United States grand and petit jurors from
to $3 per day.
Senator Clark of Wyoming Is sangjilne
that the house public buildings committee,
in reporting the omnibus building bill will
include an appropriation for a new public
building for Evanston, Wyo. He has been
working energetically the entire session to
secure this appropriation, a bill for the same
having passed the senate several months
ago. It Is expected the house omnibus bill
will carry an appropriation of about $25,-
000,000 and all cities urgently needing gov-
ernment buildings will be represented in j
These rural free delivery routes have hern
ordered established In Delaware county, j
Iowa, July 1: Delaware, one route, with j
William H. Harvey carrier; area covered, i
seventeen square miles; population, .i.i.
Delhi, two routes, with Robert M. Bondu-
rant aud William R. Furman carriers. Earl
vllle, three routes; area, fifty-nine square
miles; population. 1 75; no carriers named.
Orpeley, two routes, with John G. Carroll
and Edgar L. Farwell carriers; area, thir
ty-six auare miles; population, .nr. Man
chester, seven routes, with J. Bishop, Nel
son Bishop. E. S. Heal. G. F. Bloodworth.
J. W. Malvern. A. H. McGrew and . fc.
Segwick carriers; area, 114 square miles;
population, 3.310. Masonvllle, two routes,
with William McCool and Norman Kenyon
carriers; area, forty-four square miles;
population. 005 Ryan, two additional
routes, with Eliza A. Wright and Oliver
M. Wright carriers; area, thirty square
miles; population, 640. On tbe same date
four routes will be established at Esther
ville, Emmet county, la., with two carriers;
area, eighty-three square mllea; population,
1,175; no carriers given.
A postofftce was established at Circle,
Fremont county Wyo., and John Landis
Postmasters appointed: Nebraska 8yl-
vanua Johnson, Kllgore, Cherry county, vice
II. Schultz, resigned. Iowa P. D. Gray,
Beaver, Boone county.
Senator Dietrich has recommended tbe re
appointment of Albert Holmes as post
master at Lushton, York county.
Abraham U East of Jet, Ok!., was today
appointed an ludustrial teacher at the Rapid
City, S. D., Indian school, and Edward A.
Grove of Ovid, Mich., appointed gardener
at the Rosebud, S. D., Indian school.
Emma Nicholson of DeSoto, Kan., has
been reinstated as laundress In the Indian
school at the Sac and Fox agency In Iowa.
R. S. Sinclair of Cedar Rapids, la., is in
REBELS QUIT BOCAS DEL TORO
Insnrsjcnts Are Driven from Town
Wrested from Them by Gov
WASHINGTON, April 23. Secretary Long
haa received tbe following cablegram from
Commander McCrea of the gunboat Ma
chlas, dated Colon, today:
Bocas Del Toro. Colombia, has been
evacuated. The former government peace
fully re-established. Forces have been
withdrawn. Their duty waa very well
done. Shall await usual condition before
returning to Colon.
COLON, Colombia, April 23 The German
steamer Herclnla, wblch left this port
for Bocas del Toro several days ago, with
reinforcements ot government troops
on board, returned here this morning and
announced that Bocas del Toro, which was
captured by the insurgents April 18, was
again in possession ot the government.
The timely arrival ot the reinforcements
on Herclnla aud tbe gunboat General
Pluzon compelled the Insurgents to capitu
late to the government forces.
It Is reported that when the government
forces entered Bocas yesterday they found
that money bad been taken from the treas
ury building. It is further reported that
property of Chinese merchants at Bocas
bad been looted. Plozon has left Bocas
for Cblrlqui Grande to effect the evacua
tion ot tbe revolutionists In that quarter.
Machlaa Is still at Bocas. It la expected
to return to Colon shortly.
MINE LEADERS DENY DEAL
gay Subject of Consolidation Sot Even
Approached and Report Resalt of
COLORADO SPRINGS, April 23. W. M.
Wood, representing the Gold Coin and thi
Consolidated Mines companies, and L. H.
Glddings, representing tbs Ajax, Arm
strong and Old King mines, today statel
that they hava not enured a deal and have
r.ot even been approached upon one In
volving the consolidation ot their prop
erties with the Portland holdings. These
gentlemen said the plan was not l'caalbl-i
because cf ths diversity of interest in
CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
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ORMSBY'S COURTSHIP SHORT
Vtarrlr Wo mini ltrr Short tnrrea.
ponilcncr nnil Acnualnlauce
nt Ttvn llonra.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 23 ( Special
Telegram i-Ia as than two hmira after tbclr
litst meeting M M. Ortnsby of Omaiia and
Mrs. Jennie E Turner of 2:17 McGee etreen.
this rliy, were married this morning by
Judge Luttrtil of the county court. Ormsby
Is Mi aud tils brido is 45. Tbey will leave
tonight for Omaha, where they will mskc
For npvithI months Ormsby and Mr. Tur
ner have tven corresponding wlih each
other. Matrimonial bureau, to whiih both
of them had su: iheir named, gvc t tn in
their first Introduction. Mts. Orim-by i
then living ut Wilmington. N. C, wnlli!
Ormeby's homo was In Omaha.
From the large number of letters which
reached Ormsby front different womeu he
selected the one written by the woman who
Is now his wife. It was the only one he
answered. Mrs. Ormsby, too, received many
replies to her application for a husband.
Strangely etuninh, he wrote to Ornub , dis
carding the other letters. The two letters,
Ornifrby'a and Mrs. Ormaby'e, were written
on the same day and mailed at almost the
sumo time. Hit's reached Omaha when his
arrived at Wilmington. It was hardly sur
prising after this remarkable coincidence
that the correspondence should have been
The city directory gives M. M. Ormeby as
a traveling man.
WHITECAPS AGAIN AT WORK
Tvtenty Masked .Men Cruelly Meat
Knrtnerx, bravlna Them
NASHVILLE, Iud., April 23 Another
horrible tale of whltecapplng has become
known here. Early yesterday morning
twenty masked men went to the home of
Flnloy Stretchberry, aged 40, six mllc3
west of here and only a few miles from
the horn of William Caldwell, who was al
most murdered by the whltecappers night
before last, and broke their way Into
Strctchbi rry's houae.
Stretchberry met them with a double
barreled gun and emptied one charge into
the shoulder of one of the gang.
The whltecappers seized Stretchberry'a
wife and forced her into tbe kitchen.
Stretchberry was then beaten over the
head with revolvers and clubs until ha
fell to the ground. He waa dragged to the
woods and tied and wh'pped until tbe blood
flowed. The whltecappers then untied their
victim, carried him down the road and tied
him to a fencepost and again beat him.
Stretchberry's wife, who was recently
discharged from the insane hospital, be
came insane from excitement and ran to a
farmer's house. She was unable to make
herself understood, but the farmer followed
her to the place where Stretchberry lay.
The victim was taken to his home and the
doctors sent for.
Both Stretchberry and Caldwell are at
the point of death and Mrs. Stretchberry's
condition Is most pitiable. The two whlte
cappings occurred within forty-eight bours.
UNITARIANS J0 CELEBRATE
Western Conference to Observe Fif
tieth Annlvernary of Found
ing of that Branch.
CHICAGO, April 23. Unitarians from the
western conference., which Includes the ter
ritory In the upper Mississippi valley, will
gather in Chicago May 6, 7 and 8 to cele
brate the fiftieth anniversary of the found
ing of that branch of tbe church, which
was organized lu Cincinnati.
Opening on the evening of May 6, with
an address by Rev. bert Collyer, sessions
will be held continuously until tbe close
of tbe jubilee, which will be marked by a
banquet at tbe Auditorium. Unitarians of
the city will act as hosts.
Among the prominent clerical delegates
to the conference will be Rev. Edward
Hale, S A. Elliott, president of the Amer
ican Unitarian association; E. A. Hawley
of Louisville, Ky.; James Crocker of Ann
Arbor, John Day of St. Louis and Jenkln
Lloyd Jones' of this city. A number of rail
roads have offered special rates and a large
attendance Is expected.
CEREMONY AT LONG RANGE
Kentucky Couple Wedded by the lie
of the tuns Distance
CINCINNATI. O., April 23. A Dayton
(Ky.) widow and a Hopklniville man will
meet today for the Drat time after having
been married over the long distance tele
phone. The telephone charges for the
service 'were 23.
The contracting parties were Mrs. Ger
trude Gallagher, a young widow of Dayton,
and Theodore Cohen, a merchant ot Hop
The bride, accompanied by her father,
a slater and many guer.ts, entered a store
at Dayton. Ky., and requested the use of
the telephone. Tbe party took sesti
around tbe telephone booth, and Rev. R. D.
Harding took the receiver and asked for
The bridegroom answered and the min
ister propounded the usual questions to
the bride and bridegroom. Tho ceremony
occupied fifteen minutes.
STANDS TRIAL FOR ANOTHER
Kansas farmer rakes naarea on
Penitentiary Sentence to Shield
WELLINGTON. Kan., April 23 It Is be-
Moved to be tha intention of John Cum
raingk, who bas acknowledged tba acci
dental killing three yesrs ago of Anna
Dishman, his 13-year-old servant, to take
tba chances of going to tha penitentiary
In order to shield soma member of bla fam
ily. After be wss placed under bond hers
today for bla trial next month Cummlngi'
attorney made the statement that his client
bad told him a story atiout Ihe glrl'a death
that would free h i" '. Tore any Jury, the
most remarkable la'.t m lounectlon with a
murder that he had ever beard, but tbat
Ciiiomluga bad aworn him to secrecy and
tbat be wnr.ld staud trial. Since bis arrest
the prUouer. who is a well-to-do farmer
baa deeded bi farm to bis wlfsv.
VICTORY FOR PEOPLE
8uprtma Court Grituti Mandamai Akml
Apainiit Oitj OonnHl.
CORPORATION FRANCHISES ARE TAXABLE
riain Rule for (totting at tbe Valua Laid
Town hy the Court.
NO DEDUCTION OF DEBT PERMISSIBLE
Statutory Provinion on Thi Point ii De
NEW GUIDE FOR EQUALIZING ASSESSMENTS
nlnra t on ml I nn Mast lie
Mrnnaht ti the Itaala tdnplril inr
Knllre I tun inanity l
At 5 o'clock yesterday Vternoon II. ,.i
preme court of Nrl.raska handrd dm.n an
opinion granting the writ of mandamus
asked for by members of the Omaha flea!
Estate exi hango to require tbe city coun
ell to reconvene as a board of rquallta
Hon and reassess tbs street railway, the
MS, wn'er. electric light and telephone
In this opinion Ihe ret omnirudat ion of
the ri f ree is not concurred lu. The opin
ion covers every point and Is a clean vic
tory for the Heal Ketate exchange. The
court announces that the sett Ion of the
statute whiih permit the iiuhtractton of
Indehtednewt from tho actual value of a
i orpotttlnn's property In order to obtain
what. Is assessable Is um nnsl it utiniist, bull
and void. It Is also laid down that the
Hoard of KqualUation Is not prohibited
from acting became the actual 'ash value
has not been used as a basis for assess
ment, hut, tho court says, the board must
take the percentage of the actual caeh
value lined aa a basis by the aasosaor sud
see to it that property falling below that
figure la brought up to It. A rule Is also
laid down for determining the value of the
Intangible property of the corporations.
llnln nntl Opinion.
Following is the syllabus and full text of
8t;ite of Nebraska ex rcl Rhrlvtr &
Morton an.ilnM Myron 1. Karr t al:
1. liuiti eeclL.ti til of the net Incor
I'lirntlng metropolitan clll.i. It la the duly
of the city council, sitting us a board of
MUllxatliin, upon proper complaint, duly
tiled, to hear evidence, conalier question's
of comparative valuea and equalise aasesi
mcnt. 2. bVttlnn 1, article IX. of the constitu
tion reimlren timt fraiiihlrK of corpora
tions Hhitll be HSMesei'd for taxation without
deducting corporate Indebtedness from the
value of such franchises.
3. That imrt of section 32 of the reve
nue mt which requires the aseesaor to
deduct the amount of the corporate In
debtedness from the actual value of the
shares nf stock to determine what shall
be HHBessed as capital stock Is unconstitu
tional and void.
4. When capital stock of a corporation
has no market value, the "actual value "
In th; setiao In wblch tbe words "capital
stock ' are used In the statute lu enllM,i hv
milling the value of the franchise of the
coriHiratlon to the velue of its tangible
property; frrm this should be deducted the
value of the real and personal uronertv
which arc assessed aa such and the re
mainder is the value of the capital stock
3. The statute reoulren ihnt nil
be HMsessd at Ita fair value, but this does
not prevent the Hoard of Kqiiallratlon from
equalizing assessments when property In
general in Ihe city hits been assessed at a
ceriain percentage or lis fair value and
upon et ninlulnt that the i in inert v r fr.n.
hise of a person or corporation Is asaeeseif
at a less proportion of Its value than tho
percentage or value employed as a baals for
asMesflng the property In general In the
city, the board may equalize assessment
by raising the assessment complained of
to me same proportion or value at which
property In general In the city Is aspersed.
i. 'pillion ;
The relators obtained an alternative writ
of mandamus from this court directed tn
me reepiinnenis as members of the city
council and Hoard of KinmlliaiUn nr ..
city of Omaha to compel them tn reconvene
as a board of equalisation and consider and
aci upon ine complaints or the relator
alleging Inequalities In the assessment of
taxes inr me year lwrj. The respondents
made return and answer to the writ mil
referee was appointed by this court to hear
the evidence and report findings of fact
and conclusions of law.
I pon the riling of the referee's rennet
the respondents filed exceptions to his find
lug of fact and to his conclusion that the
coats ought to be taxed milmt tha .
spondents, and the relators filed exceptions
iu ici tain ui rtia conclusions HI law.
Alienations of Relators.
It Is alleged In the alternative writ that
"said tax commissioner dulv completed said
assessment roll for said u'2 i ltv n, .n.i
duly transmitted the same to the city coun
cil i in rtjuttiizaiinn; iiiui Dy ealil assess
ment roll so submitted to said city council
for equalization the personal property of
said Omiclut Street Hallway company was
assessed kt En,uon. of said Omaha Water
company at tn75.nu). of said Omaha is
company at Mou.Urt, of said Nebraska Tele
phone company at IHnOlu and of said New
Omaha Thomson-Houston Klrctrtc IJght
company al I117.50O; that no valuation or
assessment whatever was placed upon or
made against the franchises In said city
of ony one nf aald corporations, but said
aevtral franchisee were omitted from said
assessment except as to said elecfrlo light
company, as aforesaid, atthough eaoh and
ail nf aald franchises are and then were of
great value, that or said street railway
company having a fair cash alua of, to
wit. H.Ono.lOO, of said water company
$1,ii0,0iO, of aald gas company I1.0Ui.uiO, of
said telephone company tl.OHi.uiu and of
said electric light company IliO.uuO, at said
assessment, waa made upon property
generally In aald city, except the property
of said public service corporations, on a
basis of 40 per cent of Its fair rash value;
that said assessment upon ths property of
said five corporations was and la about 10
per cent or the lair cash value of their
property and franchises as will hereinafter
more fully aupcar."
That the relators duly filed written com
plaints with the Hoard of Ktiuallsatlon to
procure an equalisation of the assessment
off the property and franchises of a I1
cJi poratlons, and that the board adjourned
Wiilhout duly hearing and considering these
The referee In his report, ufter stating
st some length the tarts found by hint from
the evidence In regard to the action of
the hoard uoii the said complaints finds
"that Ihe action nf the Hoard of Humilia
tion overruling tho complaint", filed upon
procurement of that Keal Kslute exrhanfe,
did not estop the relators with reference
to their live complaints and was In no
sense a matter of iidjudtcatlon l lih tor
bade Inquiry into the merits of the com
plaints nf raid relators. I'pou aald live
complaint I rind further that Mia action
of tfie board In llxlng a time for the hear
ing of the complaints by relators was a
sanction of the siHhVleiuy of said com
plaint In form ami ubtance. and that
the conduct of Haocall. Mount, Trfli.i,
Whlit horn and Kar-, who alone have an
swered In this case, was capricious, wllfl. 1
and arbitrary with respect to the com
plaint tiled by tha relators and that
thereby said relator were deprived of lh'
right to have reviewed the pr''e tings , f
the said Hoard f Equalization with refer
ence in their above conip alnt by eir r
proceeding tor the want if a Anal Judg
ment, and that therefore. Irrespective of
the final rrault of llii action, urcuu i f
other consideration hereafter to hv et
forth the co of the can should be taxed
gainst said Isaac BV lla all. Oavld T
Mount, teuton Trout irr. William H Wl.l'e
horn and Myron 1 Ksrr and Judgment
remit red sccordtngly "
This nulling Is est spied to by tha respond
ents as noi being supiiorlati by the evl
dnnce. We do not find it necessary i
comment st large upon tbs evidence. It la
umvieiit to Jutir th finditiB of th
rtfeiec and tha exceptions to lus findings
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