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The Omaha
siNiiLi: corv five cents.
British Public Greatly Worried Oter Hit
Control of Ocean Shipping.
Console! Itaelf with Thought the Ships Are
Still to Oarrj British Tlag.
Eelief ii Common Combination W
Trade to Southampton. N
fttatemeat Made that tioTernment
Would Not Permit the French
Company to Become Part
f Combine.
(Copyright, 1M, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, April 27. (New York World
Cablegram, Special Telegram.) The panic
caused by Ibe Morgan ship combine Is in
creasing Instead ot diminishing.
It Is sgaln reported that Mr. Morgan Is
aiming to secure control of a railroad from
Southampton to London and aleo of the
great central line from Liverpool through
the midland manufacturing districts to tbe
metropolis. It is believed that tbe ocean
combine Is only part of a scheme Involv
ing British railroads as well as shipping.
Despite the assurance that the British
hips aroncernod will not pass under tbe
American flag, the public, remembering
the equally strenuous assurances recently
from tbe same quarters that no combine
was contemplated or even possible, natur
ally la skeptical. Anyway America has
obtained control of the trans-atlanttc ship
ping and that has deeply wounded British
elf-esteem. The only consolation furn
ished by tbe Times, which suggest that
"'Cautious people are Inclined, to be uneasy
when they contemplate the huge propor
tions of fabrics created not out ot nothing,
but out of materials whose collective
financial bulk before tbey were combined
became appreciably greater by the mere
In parliamentary circle, the government'
1. severely censured boc.u.e. unlike the
German government. It permitted a combine
Involving all of its most valuable auxil
iary cruisers to be organised without in
forming itself aa to its bearing on the
national defense.
The ministerial statement that In case
of war between tbe United States and
Great Britain the combination would col
lapse automatically means notblng, because
In -Bih emergency all ships under the
British flag In American ports would be
eized Immediately, as would all American
hips in British ports.
Liverpool Badly Frightened.
Liverpool la prey to terror at the
threatened possibility that Its ocean trade
. tuay be transferred to Southampton. The
' : Courier -nf . flint fity .eooveya . the depth of
feeling by exclaiming '
" "Never In all Us history did this old
country stand mora greatly in need of a
peer In, wisdom and a Napoleon in action."
J. Plerpont Morgan Is aatd to have been
teen In Paris depot despite tbe report
that he had left and is quoted as saying
to the Dally Telegraph correspondent
"I am not going to tell you what I have
come to Pari for, certainly not." The
Tmea correspondent says the Campagnle
Generate Tranaatlantlque (French Hue) de
nies unqualifiedly that Mr. Morgan or any
one in behalf of the combine has ap
proached It. But denials are -a part of tbe
gam. Tbe Cunard company aleo denied
that It will Join and reckons that Its being
the only first-class British line outside the
combination will secure for It increased
custom from patriotic. Britishers.
' Starts Paris to Talk In.
PARIS, April 27. J. Plerpont Morgan's-
tnysterlou flying trip here remains a mat
ter of eager speculation for the publlo and
press. He remained only two days, re
turning to London Wednesday.
None of his usual associates knew he
was coming or were allowed to see him,
except Mr. Harjea. his partner in Pari.
At first everybody thought Morgan's pur
pose was to get the French Transatlantic
line into the shipping combine, but as he
well knew the government would never
allow such a combination. It is now ex
plained that be came In order to get
American securities listed on the Paris
bourse. If proper legislation could be ob
tained relieving foreign securities from the
prohibitive taxation now Imposed, New
York financiers could use the Paris mar
ket to excellent advantage. But Mr. Mor
gan is not likely to try lobbying of such
, magnitude as. would be necessary to over
ride .publlo sentiment in this matter amid
the present electioneering turmoil.
The truth is that all Information about
Morgan's maneuvering while here must
be discredited, for never waa a secret so
closely guarded. Nevertheless, It la not
Unlikely that be met Premier Waldeck
Rousseau on Tueaday at a strictly private
luncheon, purposely arranged by Ambas-
ii(a. ToW r Kvarvnna in W m r r m ihm
premie' Included, is curiously deslroue to
know everything possible about the famous
Yankee conqueror.
Karara 'a Partner Aaloalahee Parlia
mentary Committee on Rapid
Tranelt Franchise.
(Copyright, UQ2. by Preea Publishing Co.)
LONDON, April 27. (Nsw York World
Cablegram. Special Telegram.) A gigantic
Struggle between J. P. Morgan and Charles
Yerkes for the control of London's under
ground rapid transit baa been proceeding
all this week before a Joint commission of
House ot Lords and tbe House of Com
mons. The committee desired to get Mr.
Morgan on the etand but be sent hi. Eng.
i..u junior partner, vimioo wws.u.. in a..
r'. . .
Mr. Dawkta deeply Impressed the com -
muiM oy ins noncuiaooe who wmca as
talked In millions. When be waa asksd It
he knew the condition on which the
Yerkes cspltal was raised be answered
that be bad no official knowledge, but be
heard reports. Then he smiled In a manner
that conveyed to the committee aa Intima
tion that the conditions were never likely
lo be realised. Owing to tbe vast num
ber of most eminent engineers, architect.
railroad experts and parliamentary coua
del concerned the Inquiry will be tbe cost
' llest ever held in Westminster. It I esti
mated that the outlay 1 nearly S1&0.000 a
day and that it will continue a month. The
caa tor the Yerka scheme ha not bees
spened yet. but tbe Morgan evidently
have aukO a Ughi. Xavwabl to&tegiloa.
Aliened Phntosraplia of Christ Taken
from Shrond Stirs Ip the
(Copyright, 1W, by Press Publishing Po.)
PARIS, April 27. (New York World Ca
blegram Rperliil Telegram.) The sensa
tlonal story that portrait! ot tbe dead body
of Christ have been obtained at Turin by
photographing the shroud preserved la the
cathedral there has been revived by tbe
Figaro and Is causing a huge stir.
The famoue relic, which belongs to the
royal house of Bavoy and has long been
recognized as authentic, shows numerous
blood stains which are faint ordinarily, but
it Is alleged that they turn a vivid scarlet
j.Al.on Holy Friday.
rly two years ago a Turin photogra-
-serted that negatives of the ehroud
j perfect resemblance to Jeeus.
To V 'e examined by chui b au
tborlt!. xand that they bore evi
dence of c etouchlng, and therefore a
sensation was dipped In the bud. Now the
photographs are exhibited In the lobby of
the Figaro's building and thousands are
thronging the place every day to see them.
A good idea of what they took like may be
bad from any of the later bearded por
traits of Alponxo Daudet..
The forehead is terribly lacerated and
the hands are crossed over the body. The
nail do not appear to have been driven
through the palms of the hands, aa It Is
generally believed they were, but through
the wrlets. Concurrently with tbe exhib
iting of the photographs two eminent pny
slclans, Drs. Pe Large and Vlgnon, have
communicated to the Academy -)t Science
theories explaining tbe miracle, basing
their argument on M. Gautler's discovery
that the body of a dying man emits an al
kaline perspiration, and that Colson's pre
vious discovery that certain chemicals
could Impress sensitized plates In absolute
darkness or leave traces Invisible to tbe
human eye but capable of being photo
graphed, and De Large and Vlgnon believe
Christ's dying torture emitted a perspira
tion which enabled the shroud to preserve
an invisible likeness which now fbr the
first time has been revealed by the photo
graphic negative.
The World correspondent visited today
some prominent scientists, who ridiculed
the Ingenious theories. H. Berthelot, for
Instance, said: "First, the negatives, It
baa been proved, were doctored. Second,
after nineteen, centuries such chemical
forces would have long been evaporated.
Ju 1 n,J" , h,0, WfAP ' ,hr0Ud ,n
rph ' "' " obtain the continuous
y uio duw tv u IU IUVDO piULUrcll.
Correspondents nt Coronation Will Be
Allowed (a of Parliamentary
Press Gallery.
tCopyright, 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON. April 27. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Tbe Amer
ican and colonial Journalists coming to
London for the coronation are to be en
tertained May 1 at a banquet In the Cri
terion by their London conferees. Am
bassador Choate and other notabilities will
be among the guests. On request of the
committee of the Institute ot Journalists
the sergeabt-at-arms of the House of Com
mons has courteously signified to the for
eign and colonial Journalists working in
Westminster Abbey that tbey may have the
privilege of using tbe writing rooms In
the houses of Parliament reserved for the
press. This Is a great concession, as It Is
the first time any newspaper man not in
cluded among tbe 150 having tickets for the
parliamentary press galleries ha been per
mitted to enjoy the pre facilities within
tbe palace ot Westminster.
Prince Edward of York, tbe prince ot
Wsb' eldest son, who will be king some
time If he lives, will be 8 years old a
few days before his grandfather i crowned
and is taking a lively Intsrest in tbe
prepartlons for the coronation, as would be
expected from a boy ot his age.
He is said to have expressed profound
disgust and disappointment at bearing that
the royal party will ride on horses or in
carriage in the coronation procession. He
thought that on such a gala occasion they
might at least be mounted on elephants
and camels from the Zoo.
Though the streets are to be lined with
60,000 troop on coronation day, It Is feared
that tbe police will be insufficient to cope
with the concentration not only of giant
crowds, but of all the crooks on the earth
who can scrape together the price of a
ticket to London. It Is suggested that the
police be reinforced from other cities with
men to do patrol work, while the London
conatablea are detailed to watch the scat
tered gangs of crlmlnala who are expected
to visit the metropolis the next two years.
The officers' estimate I that the corona
tion will attract far larger throngs ot
visitors than either jubileea, despite tbe
fact that up to now London has been
rather emptier than in normal years.
Grants Peculiar Petition of an Old
Soldier W ho Waa Golnar on
Retired List.
(Copyright. 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
VIENNA, April 27. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) An extraor
dinary petition for imperial grace reached
Emperor Francis Joseph from the email
Galaclan town of Cxernowlti. The former
mieeenger of the courthouse there asked his
majesty to save hie trousers, which be bad
worn ten years and which his superior offi
cer ordered him to give up on the day he
was pensioned.
"I have served your majesty faithfully for
forty-two yeara five montha and alx days."
wrote the petitioner, "and to be deprived
ot my official pantaloon in my old age la a
great hardship, one thst your imperial maj
esty will not inflict upon an old soldier I
ain aure. When I was pensioned the court
decided to let me retain my cap, but the
pantaloona. It said, must be restored to the
state. Having only this on pslr, I refused
to iccede to the demand and In consequence
am threatened with Imprisonment tor con
tempt ot court."
The emperor made basts to telegraph to
,D ,utnorttle, Bot t0 enforc, th, ,,tter of
tft. ,,w inat th. poo,. feMow Md at
I same time eent blm a new suit of clothes
1 ,.,, to drlnk tn. imptiriaJ healtn
Pale Dlstrnst Banks aad See ret Han.
dred Taoneaad Dollars
la Excavations.
ST. JOSEPH. Mo., April n. The discov
ery was mad taday that large number
of Polish emigrants located la the eastern
part of town have buried about $100,000 In
gold, cut up Into small amounts. In various
dooryards. Th Pole wit) not trust banka
and insist en maklag secret excavation
for their earnings, which remain tinder
constant guard of soma Sftsaibar at fea
tamiljb j
Impecunious Austrian Prince Attempts to
Mend the Family Fortune.
Member of Royal Family Gaaraateee
Payment and Defaalt Caasee a
I.awaaft, Which Creates
a Sensation.
(Copyright, 1902. by Press Publishing Co.)
VIENNA. April. 27. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) The imperial
court of Austria is in a turmoil because
some ten or more years ago Prince Leopold
Isenburg failed to marry Consuelo Vander
bllt, and thereby acquire enough money to
pay his own and his papa' debt. The mat
ter leaked out at the trial of a suit brought
by the estate of the late Lawyer Umlauff
against Archduke Francis Salvator to re
cover $15,000 lent to Prince Ieenburg under
hi Imperial highness' guarantee. It appears
that the Isenburgs were mortgaged up to
their ears When young Prince Leopold
started for America with borrowed money to
attack the hearts ot American heiresses,
notably tbat of Consuelo Vanderbllt, who
was singled out as the richest plum In the
bunch. In order to pay his traveling ex
penses Papa Ieenburg borrowed nearly 160,
000 on his estate, and when Leopold re
turned minus wife and helresa the things
were looking black In the principality, the
servants went without wages, the hores
without fodder, the princesses without pin
money and the prince himself without the
wherewithal to play baccarat and other no
ble games.
In this crisis Isenburg senior persuaded a
Hungarian gentleman named I'mlauff to
loan him the $15,000 now sued for, but Urn
lauff insisted upon a guarantee by Isen
burg's Imperial ralatlves. This guarantee
was finally obtalnd from Archduke Francl
Salvator, a nephew of the princess of Ieen
burg. Francis, It appears, wrote Umlauff a
letter setting forth tbat he, the archduke,
would repay the loan If his nncle did not.
As It turned out, Isenburg didn't, for it
was agalnat the old man's principle to pay
anybody or anything. So when be died Tjm
lauff tried to levy on his eetates, but the
German law, guaranteeing the integrity of
entailed estates, barred blm. Then Umlaff
sued Francis Salvator, but here again tbe
law stood In his way, for on archduke can
not be sued like ordinary debtors, so there
are miles and miles of red tape to protect
him and the minister of the Imperial family
shields him against rude attack by cred
itor. Twice Umlauff carried his case be
fore tbe cabinet court and twice he wa de
feated. Blame the American.
Thl misfortune excited and chagrined
Umlauff to such an extent that he laid
down and died, leaving hi family of
young children In want. Now the socialists
have taken up the matter In Parliament
and promise to make it warm for JrancU
Salvator. who will have to either pay or
give up his position In the army and forfeit
his right to th throne. Tbe socialist
are determined to force the minister of
Justice to answer tbe complaint of th de
frauded family In public no more secret
cabinet courts for them. The whole, truth
will have to be told and if there was a
conspiracy between an imperial archduke
and an heiress-hunting bankrupt princel
ing to fleece a confiding man out of his
money that conspiracy will have to be
laid bare. Tbe socialists say that Francis
Salvator and Archduchess Marie Teresa,
widow ot old Prince Isenburg, are Jointly
responsible, as ber Imperial highness
helped to persuade Umlauff to part with
his money for the benefit of the bankrupt
prince. Tmlauff, they ssy, was dazzled by
so much imperial prestige and his loyal
heart broke when he discovered afterward
tbat his nephew and niece of Francis
Joseph so far lowered themselves aa to
refuse payment of a Just' debt. All Vienna
is on the tiptoe of expectation, for It Is ex
pected that the socialists will bring about
such an airing of Imperial soiled linen a
never before has flaunted In the breeze of
public opinion. Besides the archduke and
arcnaucness named anotner prince ot a
reigning. house Is Involved In the conaplr
cy, th ex-duke of Parma. Thl prince
1 said to have exacted a commission ifrom
Umlauff for getting him a customer of the
rank and prestige ot old Isenburg. Part
of tbe loyal Austrian press blames Amer
ica for the scandal.
"Why didn't some rich American girl
marry Isenburg, Jr., and forestall all tbls
scandal?" argue th paper.
Meanwhile Umlauff'a widow and children
are kept from atarvlng by public charity.
People Who Pitied Her Sapposed
Poverty Are Sarprlaed When
Old Woman Dlee.
(Copyright, 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, April 27. (New York World Ca
blegram 8peclal Telegram) Leonora Land
ing, an aged American profeeslonal beggar
well known at the American colonies In
Paris, Nice, Florence and Lucerne, has Just
died here leaving a fortune of nearly $60,
000. A granddaughter Is a muslo hail singer
now In Birmingham, England.
The old woman, who called herself the
dean of the Children of tbe American Rev
olutlon, had a remarkable career. Once she
was a dashing heroine of California mining
camps and with ber husband cut quite a fig
ure in the Paris social whirl In the last
days of the empire.
During tbe siege ehe wa caught by the
communards and nearly ahot a a spy. Her
husband and married son were both killed
on the battlefield aa French volunteers, but
she wa never able to get a pension from
France because she could not furnish doc.
umsnts to prove ber marriage.
Bhe always dressed neatly and modestly
Wealthy Americana pitied ber distress and
gave to her generously. Now they have
found that Leonora owned four big tene
ment bouses which were bought with her
saving In the begging business. Ker tea
ants say she waa th hardest kind of a land
Andrew W. Lyons Baee Hasbaad l
Camilla D'Arrlll for Alleged
Alienated AaTeetlons.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 27. Andrew W.
Lyeas, formerly aa acrobat, has brought
suit la thl city against H. W. Crellln,
husband of Camilla D'Arville, tbe opera
singer, for $50,000 for the alienatlod of bis
wife's affections. In hi complaint Lyons
allege that be was th former husband
of Mr. Crellln. who In 1900 obtained a
divorce In Chicago without Lyons' know!
sdga aad subsequently married Crellla.
Mr. Crellln la now la Brooklyn appoaxlcg
Delegates Are Reaching; Wanblaatoa
far Their Katloaal Congress,
Which Bealn Wedneadny.
WASHINGTON, April 27. Arrangements
have been practically ompleted for tha
national congress of the Sons of the
America Revolution which assembled in
this city Wednesdsy. The sessions of the
congress will be held st the New Willard
hotel. Tbe arrival of delegates hss al
ready commenced. Preeldent Ben Walter
Seth Logan ot New York arrived in
Washington yesterday and several others
from various parts of the country have
registered at the hotels. '
While the congresa does not assemble
until Wednesday a ceremony of consider
able Interest will be held Tuesday at Con
gressional cemetery when a company of
New York delegates will vlnlt the ceme
tery for the purpose of placing one of the
society markers at the grave of General
George Clinton, an aide to Oeneral Wash
ington In planning his campaigns.
He died in this city and was Interred at
Congressional cemetery in 3812. A monu
ment was plsced over the grave by the
eta. of New York. A floral offering
from the White House will be placed on
the grave and the marker will be put In
position with simple ceremnny. no speeches
being msde and no service- being held.
Nothing Definite Beyond the Contin
uation of Debate aa the
Philippine Bill.
WASHINGTON, April 27. The plans of
the senate for the week do not extend be
yond the continuation of the debate on
the Philippine government bill and the
consideration of minor matter when there
Is no one prepared to apeak on the Phil
ippine bill. There Is no prospect thus far
for speeches In support of tbat measure,
and consequently all the talk bids fair to
continue to be on tbe negative side of the
question. Up to the present time the
speeches all have been made by minority
member of tbe Philippine committee, but
it Is stated that other . democratic sen
ator have promised to lift their voices
in opposition to the bill, among them
being Messrs. Turner, Clay and Simmons.
Senator Hoar aleo ha made known his In
tention to speak on the bill, but It I not
expected he will be beard during the pres
ent week.
In the committee ' the Inquiries Into tbe
sugar question as relating to Cuba and
into General Crozler' connection with gun
carriage inventions probably will be begun.
The committee on the Philippines will also
proceed with it investigation into the con
dition of affair in the Philippine.
Joseph Nlmaso Waald Limit Com
merce Commission's Power
Over Rate.
M WASHINGTON. April 17. The house
committee on interstate commerce, which
has been holding a series of hearings on
the question of granting enlarged powers
over railroad rate to the Interstate corn-
men.- commission, held a eoloo yesterday
evening, when Joseph Nlmmo formerly rf
the treasury department, appeared as the
first witness in opposition to the Corliss
Mr. Nlmmo said that the recent appeal to
the circuit court at Chicago was the first
attempt to apply the civil remedy pro
vided by section 16, of the act to regulate
commerce, and asserted tbat the Corliss
bill In terms alms to destroy that remedy.
A lively colloquy ensued between Mr.
Nlmmo and Judge Knapp of the commis
sion, the latter stating that there had
been no reduction In transportation
charges la this country during the last ten
years. Mr. Nlmmo strenuously denied de
claring that the statistics of the commerce
commission show a reduction of 22 per
cent. Mr. Nlmmo opposed placing absolute
power over rates In the Interstate Com
merce commission.
Increase of Five Per Ceat la Import
aad Eleven Per Cent De
crease la Exports.
WASHINGTON, April 27. The Insular
division of the War department has pre
pared for publication an extract showing
In comparative form the commerce of the
island of Cuba for the seven months ending
January $1, 1902, and 1901.
The total value of merchandise imported
during the seven months ending January
81, 1902, was $0,043.986. against $38,038,930
for tbo corresponding period of 1901, and
the exports of merchandise against $26,
970.220 for 1901 was $24,113,419.
These figures show an Increaae of 6 per
cent In the imports and a decrease ot 11
per cent in the exports. Tbe value ot
merchandise coming from the United States
for tbe seven months ending January 31,
1902, was $17,118,839, a slight Increase over
the corresponding period of 1901, while the
export for 1902 amounted to $15,174,48$. a
decrease of $349,742.
Mlscellaaeoa Subjects Will Come I'p
Led by. Omnlbns Pnblte
Bnlldlng BUI.
WASHINGTON. April 27. Ther is a mis
cellaneous program ahead for the. house thl
week. Tomorrow the special rule for con
sideration of the omnibua publlo building
bill will be brought in and passed and tbe
remainder of the day will be devoted to
District of Columbia business.
Wednesday the consideration ot the agri
cultural bill will be considered and after it
is disposed ot the District of Columbia ap
propriation bill will be taken up and prob
ably passed before the end of the week.
With its passage only two appropriation
bills will remain to be acted on by the
hoiue the naval and general deficiency
bill. Seldom hav the; appropriation bills
been o well advanced at a long session of
congress as tbey are ifbls year.
Reetor at Catholle tl'alvereity Denies
Report Concerning HI Leaving;
the Inelllntlon.
WASHINGTON, AprllW Bishop James
Conaty, rector of tbe Catholic University
of America, emphatically denies a pub
lished report that he eoaumplate resign
ing ths rectorship of tb university. He
ssys there are no dissensions at tbe uni
versity and that he baa, no Intention of
resigning. He also authorises the statement
that there ia no foundation whatever for
tbo reports concerning the financial con
dition of the university.! ' The Catholic
University of America, like all other edu
cational institutions, he aay. need larger
endowment for broader development, but I
U tai received iarou jipporw, . 1
United States it Forging Ahead in Commer
cial and Educational Lines. v
Lamer Gains Predicted la Colombia,
Ecaador and Other Northera Mates
When Facilities ot lathmlaa
Canal I Available.
WASHINGTON, April 27. Frederlo
Emory, chief of the bureau ot foreign com
merce, made public today ' another extract
from the volume entitled "Commercial Re
lations of tbe United State During 1901,"
which is now in press. The extract given
today deals with the trade of the United
States with South America last year.
American coal, it is reported, find a
steady Increasing sale in Braxll, despite
deep seated prejudices and the antagonism
of competitors. The export trade of the
United Statee to Brazil, however. It Is
said, never will reach Its proper develop
ment so long as our merchandise has to
seek foreign bottoms. It is pointed out
tbat if a line of modern steamers wefa
operated between New York and Brasll
there would be no lack of return freight In
coffee, rubber and like products. Ameri
can hardware. It I also ststed, has earned
a reputation for quality and finish which
places It beyond competition. Typewriters,
sewing machines, watches and electric
goods hold their own everywhere end the
United States is gaining a foothold In
bicycles, locks, firearms, cutlery snd pic
ture frames.
Get Educations Here.
Brazil recognlsea tbe value of an educa
tion in the United State and it 1 a notable
fact that many young Brazilian are eomlng
to this country to complete their careers
of learning. Until this year the better class
of young Brazilians were sent to Portugal,
France or Germany to acquire their liter
ary, professional or scientific training and
It was as rare to find a Brazilian speaking
English as it ia -to find an American speak
ing Portuguese. Now English Is being
taught In aome of the higher schools ot
Bra11 and many young men go to the
United States to study engineering, elec
tricity, law, medicine and dentistry.
In tbe Argentine Republic the American
goods making the greatest headway are
tools and Implements, cottons, hat, shoes
and specialties. A banker In Rosarlo re
cently reported that for the half-year end
ing June 3d, 1901, the increase of trans
actions between his house and the United
States had been 131 per cent and he under
stood that other bankera had similar ex
perience. But while we are materially
Increasing the aggregate of our trade with
Argentine, here also the absence of direct
steamship communication is a handicap.
Yanktes Invade Other States.
Lumbering la the chief Industry in the
southern provinces ot Chill, and practically
all of the wood is cut by mills of Ameri
can construction. All of the machinery used
In the production of flour aleo come from
the United State. On account of the politi
cal disturbances in Colombia, Imports from
th United State have Increased only
slightly. The' ImporU from all other coun
tries have remained stationary. A rising
demand for our shoes and for negligee
shirts, collars and cuffs is especially noted.
Uulted States trade with Ecuador shows
a gratifying Increase, due to purchases for
the Guayaquil Quito railroad, better and
quicker communication, lower freight
rates and the coming of American commer
cial travelers. "Our trade will eteadily
advance," it ia stated, "but- an Isthmian
canal alone can give us the advantage we
should occupy."
A large variety of American auppjles Is
appearing In the markets ot Uruguay.
"When our manufacturers mako the ef
fort," It Is stated, "they can place there
goods that in quality and economy that will
conquer the market."
West Virginian's Service 1 thai.
Icnged, bat Proven by His
torical Paces.
WASHINGTON, April 27. The attention
ot the War department has been attracted
by reports appearing In print that Senator
8tephen B. Elkln ot West Virginia bad
seen no military service. Tbe records show
that Senator Elkins saw service in the west
as captain ot Company H, .Seventy-seventh
enrolled Missouri mllltla, which, by direc
tion of General John M. Sc ho ft eld, was
placed under the orders of United 8tates
officers and wa honorably discharged there,
from In 1864.
A regulation of tbe Grand' Army of the
Republic admlta to membership those who
served In' state regiments that were called
Into service and were subjected to orders
of general officer between April 12, 1861,
and April 9, 1866, and under this regulation
Senator Elkins became a member ot the
Grand Army of the Republic post at Elkins,
W. Va
Total Valae Reaehea Over One and a
Half Mllltoa Dol
lars. ,
WASHINGTON. April 27. The census
report on agriculture In Iowa shows that
in 1900 there were in tbat state 228.622
farms valued at $1,497,554,790, of which
1 per cent represents the vslue of lands
s el improvements other than buildings.
rue value of farm implements and ma
chipery was $57,960,660 and ot live stock
These values added to that of farm give
$1,834,454,546. a total vslue of farm prop
erty. The total value of farm product tor
1899 waa $366,411,528, a gain of 129 per cent
over 1889, and the gross farm Income was
Disease Rases Amoaa" Filipinos, bat
Is Kt Attacking the Amer
ican Soldiers.
MANILA, April 27. Tbe cholera situa
tion In th Islands does not show any Im
provement. Cholera cases are reported
among the American soldiers in tbe Cam
arlnes provinces of Southern Luzon ami
elsewhere, but so far few Americans have
been attacked and the disease is mainly
confined to nstives and Chinamen. In Ma
nila there have been 566 cases aad 411
deaths from cholera, while the provinces
report 1.(99 ease and 1,169 deaths.
arveylagi Coal Lands.
CHEYENNE, Wyo.. April 27. (Special.)
A corps of Union Pacific surveyors Is
now in the field la Carbon county survey
ing coal land and making testa of the
coal toun4,
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Members of Theosophlcnl Society of
America Keeps Aloof
from Hltala.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., April 27. Ibe six
teenth annual convention of the Theosoph
Ical Society of America met in executive
session here today. The society declined to
consider any overtures toward a coalition
with the Besant camp of Tbcosophlsts snil
took favorable action toward uniting the
American, Engllrh, German and Scandinav
ian branches of theosophlcal believers.
A. S. Spencer, president of the society,
was unable to be present and his report
wss read by the secretsry. A letter was
read In which tbe convention was asked
to adopt resolution" looking toward Joining
the forces of the Theosophlcal Society of
America with those of the so-called Besant
camp of Theosophlsts. Such action was
regarded as contrary to the constitution,
as It was held tbat It would be a virtual
acknowledgement of the charges preferred
agalnat William Quan, judge of tbo other
party when the split took plice.
A communication was received from the
English society submitting an international
constitution for adoption. A resolution
was adopted to the effect that the conven
tion approve ot the sentiment In the Eng
lish resolutions, but that final decision on
the question of preparing tbe constitution
should be deferred for discussion by the
branches In the various American cities;
the constitution to be adopted with pos
sible modifications at the next convention.
The convention then proceeded to the
election of officers. Dr. Thaddeus P.
Hyatt wa re-elected secretary and H. B.
Mitchell was made treasurer In place of
A. 8. Spencer. The executive committee:
George Dewey, San Pedro, Cal.; J. D.
B"rd, Tort Wayne, Ind.; M. D. Butler,
Indlannpolls; H. A. Bunker, Brooklyn, N.
Y. ; Mrs. Charles Johnston, Fludhlng, N.
Y., and Dr. A. P. Buchanan, Fort Wayne.
The principles contained In the platform
adopted at Boston in 1895 were reaffirmed.
Archbishop Khows Satisfactory Pros
ress, According; to His Physician's
Official Statement.
NEW YORK, April 27. The physlctsns In
attendance on Archbishop Corrlgan visited
him today about 10 o'clock and after a
consultation upon the morning's develop
ments the following bulletin was issued:
The archbishop's condition is in all re
spect satisfactory.
Father Curley, Archbishop Corrlgan's sec
retary, aatd the patient's condition was so
far Improved that the doctor had decided
to add to bis diet of kumyss small portions
of broth, salads and beef.
At St. Patrick's cathedral Father
Patrick McAleer, who delivered the sermon
at htgh mass, snnounced from the pulpit
to tbe satisfaction of the large number
present, tbe hopeful condition of the pre
late, and delivered a prayer for bis speedy
From the pulpits throughout the city
prayers were offered for tbe archbishop's
early recovery.
Referring to a cablegram from Rome,
printed today,' to the effect that the pope
bad dictated letters to American bishop
with a view of making Archbishop Corrlgan
a cardinal, tbe bishop said the report was
not true.
Lose Their Live on Schooner
Which Founders In
Pat-In. Bay.
SANDUSKY, O.. April 27. Tbe schooner
Barklow from Marine City has foundered
In Lake Erie, bait a mile from Put-In-Bay,
and three persons have lost their lives in
The dead are:
ALEXANDER MORRIS, hi stepson, aged
16 years.
Dick Burke, a sailor of Port Huron, sur
vived the wreck and was brought to San
dusky today ,by the life-saving crew .from
that port, who had tried several times
during the night to reach ths wreck.
According to Burke's story, when the
boat seemed hopelessly in ths power of the
fearful storm the party got Into the rig
ging, the captain, hi wife and Morris on
theh lee side of the boat. The boat soon
filled with water and fell over onto tbe
lee side, throwing the three persons into
tbe water and drowning them almost im
mediately. Burke retained bis position on
the rigging, having fallen asleep from
exhaustion, and waa thus found by the life-
saving crew today.
Slsteen-lnru Caaoa to Harl Shell
Flfteea Miles for Fort
TROY. N. Y.. April 27. The authorities
at the Watervllle arsenal expect to com
plete work on the 16-lnch gun to be placed
at Foil Hamilton, in New York harbor,
by June 1. The gun, which has been In
the course of construction about four
years, will be sent first to Sandy Hook for
proving. Last week the war department
decided to mount the gun oq a disappear
ing carriage. Its first trial is eagerly
awaited by all the gunmakers of ths
world. It is claimed that the gun will borl
a shell twenty-one miles. Thl is disputed
by tbe Krupp's, who claim it will aot throw
the shot more than fifteen miles. In order
to discharge tbe gun it will require 1.000
pounda of powder and a $0,000 pound pro
jectile. The gun when completed will
weigh 150 tons.
Filed Ip la Wreck of Freight
Trala oa the Lake Share
KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 27. A freight
rerk occurred on th Lake Shore and
Michigan Southern road at th Grand Rap
Ids and Indiana crossing tbls evening.
Twenty car were piled up and twelve ear
burned. One man ia missing. Th loa is
, very bear.
Ex-Secretary of Agriculture and Founder of
Arbor Day Dies at Lake Forrest.
Illness Dates Back Several Months and
Deoline Unchecked from First.
Stroke of Apoplexy Last Week Hestoned
End of Noted Nebraskan.
Remain Uatt Lake Forrest Taesday
Afternoon for Family Residence,
Arbor Lodge. Xenr Ne
brnska City.
CHICAGO. April 27. Hon. J. Sterling Mor
ton, former secretary of sgriculture, died
at 4:30 this afternoon at Lake Forest, at
tbe home ot hie son, Mark Morton. .
For several weeks Mr. Morton bsd been
gradually falling.
The interment will be at Nebraska City.
A special train bearing tbe remains of Mr.
Morton and members of his family and
friends will leave Lako Forest at 4 o'clock
Tuesday ifternoon for NebrasKa City.
Death waa due to cerebral thrombus. Mr.
Mcrtoa hegau ailing several months ago and
In hopes that a change of climate would re
store his health ne went to the City of Mex
ico, accompanied by h i son, Psul Morton,
vice president of the Ssnta Fe road. Mr.
Morton continued to grow worse In the
southern country and tlx weeks ago be re
turned to hi old home In Nebraska. He
then returned to Chlcso, where It was be
lieved he would have better medical atten
tion. After he arrived here he Improved
somewhat, and it was thought he would en
tirely recover. Lest week he Buffered a
stroke of apoplexy, from which he never re
covered. He suffered a second stroke todsy
and. as he had become so weak from his
long slcaness, it proved fatal. HI thre
sons, Paul Morton, Joy Morton and Mark
Morton, were at the bedsido when the end
Wife Credited with Arbor Day.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., April 27.
(Special Telegram.) Word was received
here this afternoon that Hon. J. Sterling
Morton, ex-secrctary of agriculture, had
died at the home of his third son, Mark,
In Lake Forest, 111., this afternoon at
4:30 o'clock, after on illness of several
months. Last Tuesday was his seventieth
birthday and the usual celebration was
omitted here out of respect to Mr. Morton's
condition. The fact that be waa In a
dangerous condition was not generally
known here, as the reports from hi bed
side were to the effect that he was doing
nicely and the specialists who had charge
of the case reported that they expected to
have him out and about In a short time.
The new of his death cam a a shock to
every one snd tonight groups, of men may -be
seen standing'' about the street with
sorrowful faces talking in subdued tone
ot the friend that had gone.
He came to Nebraska In 1854 and settled
with his wife on the farm that has been
his home ever since and which, by the
force of tbe man, has become known
throughout the country. The first Arbor
Day was celebrated at tbls home by the
family long before It became a world holi
day. The conception of Arbor Day was
one . of the flashes of genius which J.Tr.
Morton always attributed to his wife. II
was to her a) so that Arbor Lodge owes
Its name, but to Mr. Morton belongs th
fame that has been shed from Its hospita
ble doors. On this farm tbe four sons,
Joy, Paul, Mark and Carl wsre born and
grew up to carry the name of Morton oul
Into the world. Joy Morton Is now one ol
the powerful figures In Chicago finance..
Paul Morton Is vice president of the Sant
Fe railroad and Mark is at tbe head of
several of the great Morton Industries.
,Carl, the youngest and best loved, is dead,
having passed away at Waukeegan, III., a
year ago last January.
Ever since bis coming to Nebraska J.
Sterling Morton has been a mighty factor
In the development ot the stats. A man
of powerful physique and more powerful
mentally, he has brought his whole
strength to bear on the problem of con
verting the trackless plain lato a garden
ot plenty. How well be has wrought can
be seen by a glance at the highly culti
vated acres at Arbor Lodge. How thor
oughly he la loved can be seen tonight In
the sorrowful faces of the men and women
who walk quietly through the streets.
Helpful to Vonua Men.
The young men ot Nebraska are more
particularly Indebted to Mr. Morton. To
them he has ever been a resource upoa
which they might draw for help
In getting a start In the world
and all over the United State are
young men and women who are winnlug
for themselves golden honor, and wbo,
were they asked for tbe keynote to their
success, would say that to J. Bterllsg Mor
ton they owed their start and th Incentive
to go on and win. He has said to them all
the secret ot all successes wa work, work,
His own life was an example of the value
of this maxim that was constantly before
them. A man of the most catholic tests
and the widest scholarship, be welcomed
all men, and particularly young man, to
come to him for advice and help. The
strength of bis convictions were such tbat
when he had settled In his own mind the
right and wrong of a matter It was almost
impossible to cbange blm and no amount
of abuse could swerve h'.ra an (neb from
the course he bsd laid down. v
Upon bis retirement from public Ufa be
organized and started the Conservative, and
about one year ago be purchased th Tri
bune, an evening paper. Tbe Overland
theater, one of the neatest and most com
plete playhouses in the west, wa erected
by him that the people of Nebraska City
might have the educational advantage of
such an Institution. He waa Interested la
a number of other Industrie that sre nowj
In course of construction or only being eoa
templated, among them being a cremators
which wa one of hi pet ideas. '
The news of hi death wa 'nnouJ
from tbe pulpits of the various cbiboa.iL
ttia evening. aadfax
The remains will be brought 1LpUth'd
burial, and the funeral will taed to La
Wednesday afternoon, when all
business in tbe city will be clo "JJE?.
respect to our greatest citizen, af dim.
Bladder JU la-
He had been ailing ever sljJ JrjujaV
of hi boo Carl, who bad be. Q BoB
companion since th death;, batweaa Far
eighteen year before. L
traoted a aever eod, whlcV '
a congestion of the brand th !
ibi Heaib resulted, uinCTakisu ,
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