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The Omaha Daily. Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 1871.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MOHNINO, Al'llIL 30, 1902-TEX PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
TARES ALL TUEBLAME
Ceneral MacArthur Admits Kesponiibility
for Method of Aguin&ldo's Capture.
PROTECTS FUNSTON AGAINST CENSURE
J3yi Scheme of Torging Letters ia Decep
tion Common in War.
PATTERSON BUSY ASKING QUESTIONS
Jnqoiry from Colorado 8enator Elicit the
Declaration by MaoArthnr.
ARAID TO GRANT INDEPENDENCE NOW
Ipeneral Aaaerts that Absolute thane
, "Wo a Id Eiiif If Federal Troop.
honld F.vacaate and Give
llatltrs ( ompltlt lirtr.
"WASHINGTON. April 29. The aenate
C-ommlttee on the Philippines today re-
umed the examination of witnesses In con
nection with the Investigation of affairs In
the Philippine Inlands.
General MacArthur continued hie exam
ination. He explained the statement In his
annual report of June 30, 1900, that "the
United States had acquired sovereignty by
treaty and In a way owned the Philippine
Islands, but did not own the Philippine peo
ple," by saying that these conclusions were
reached after conversation with an Infinite
number of people and observation and that
they represented the bulk of the views of
he nationalist party.
He then. In response to questions by Sen
ator Patterson, described the different
towns embraced within the American lines
en the night of February 6, 1890, when the
Outbreak occurred, and Identified what pur
ported to be a copy of the order of Oeneral
Luna for the massacre of the foreign resi
dents of Manila.
Senator Patterson sought to show that
It was not difficult to deceive Aguinaldo by
forgery ana reforred to bis capture by Oen
eral Funston, through a forged letter
pigned "Lacuna." General MacArthur with
considerable emphasis declared that Gen
eral Funaton waa not responsible In any
vay for any methods which obtained In the
rapture of Agulnaldo.
Aeeamea All Responsibility.
"I am responsible In that matter In every
way," aald General MacArthur. "It la
one of the deceptions frequently practiced
tn war and whatever deception attaches
thereto I take."
With regard to the order for the Manila
massacre, General MacArthur. answering
further questions by Senator ' Patterson,
aid the order ha aaw waa signed by
JSandlco and not by Luna. General Mac
Arthur detailed the efforts made by blm
to ferret out Luna's connection with it.
flThe witness could not recall a letter of
jGeaeral Reeves, who waa the chief of po
lio lo 'Manila, In which he stated be did
pot belleva a massacre waa Intended, be
cause it was entirely contrary to the man
ner In which the Filipinos have waged war
In the past; ..'.: -;rs.
Reverting to the Sandlco order. Senator
Tatterson quoted from a report of Dr. F. C.
Itouras, a surgeon in the United States
'army, aa to bow he came in possession of
jit through a Filipino, who made a copy of
the original. Tha aenator referred to a
War statement by Dr. Bourns to tha effect
'that tha Filipino might have "stretched
things a little. " Oeneral MacArthur aald
jlhere might have been two orders.
Depends on Kind ot Dos;.
"Would you hang a yellow dog on the
testimony that is paraded her as to the
.genuineness of those orders?" aaked Sena
The witness said it depended on what
tilnd of a yellow dog it waa. Oeneral Mac
''Arthur disclaimed any responsibility for
.the orders of General Jacob H. Smith to
tasks Samar a howling wilderness.
Replying to a question by Senator Bever
Idge, General MacArthur said that absolute
chaos would result should the Filipinos be
given complete independence and the
United States entirely withdraw from the
Islands, but he said ha would like to ex
plain thla statement at another session ot
Ha waa thereupon excused until tomor
row, the committee going into executive
sjesslon to further consider the advisability
ot summoning witnesses asked for by tha
minority. After some discussion It was de
cided to postpone tha taking of a vote on
the proposition until tomorrow morning, at
which time tha committee will also pass
on the question of the advisability of send
tng a subcommittee to tha Philippines to
continue the investigation.
MASCOT SAW MAN WOUNDED
ywy Testltea la General Smith's TrleJ
to Atrocities by
; MANILA. April 29. When the trial by
.court-martial of Oeneral Jacob H. Smith
waa resumed today Pedro Bella, a boy
'mascot" of Company E of the Ninth in.
fantry, commanded by Captain Thomas W,
Connell, who was maasacred by tha Samar
T.atlves at Balanglga. testified that he saw
Captain Connell'a death wound given by a
boy of IK. The witness saw several ether
boys of the same age among tha natives
who took part In the massacre and thought
tta could himself use a bolo against a sol-
Captain Waldo 8. Ayer, General Smith's
adjutant general, aald he had been cloaely
In touch with all tha movements, knew
Oeneral Smith's plans, purposes and feel
ings at OTery phase. Ha added that on
tha general's arrival tha coast waa de
Darted and he saw the same towns filled
with people when he left. But so far aa
the people ot Samar were concerned, he
tnet only one man worthy of reapect, who
was sincere, patriotic and honorable. He
mutt admit, however, that tha man with
thla qualification waa born at Marinduque
of Tagalog anceatry.
First LUutenant von Detnan of the
Twenty-Bret Infantry, who bad charge of
ine military Information bureau, described
..from the records the treachery of the aa
Uvea of Samar.
Illinois ta nl for K a rope.
NEW YORK. April fS.-Raar Admiral
A rent ncnuyier Crownlnshleld. the new
commander-in-chief of the European squad
ron, will hoist hla flag today on the battle.
snip iinnois at tne navy yard. The Illlnon
will sail for Europe tomorrow. The lilt
jiols has been nited up with palatial quar
ters for the officers mhn m-UI remesant the
Vnlted States at the coronation ceremonlee
'f King Kdward.
bear Dies on raftold.
PHILADELPHIA, April St. Albert Smith,
a nearo. was hanurd today In the counti
prison for the murder of his wife. The
crime was commit tad o Smith a home at
; Oormantown, a suburb, Brpterabar Z, UuL
' a4 was romied, by Jealousy,
STUDENTS ARE IN PRISON
Polish f mpathtsrra F.spelled from
Berlin Inlverslty Are Ar
rested In Hamila.
BT. PETERSBURG. April 15. (Corre
spondence of the Associated Press.) Many
of the Rueslan-Pollsh students who were
expelled recently from the University of
Berlin for polltlral activity Id the Inter
ests of Polish nationality were arrested aa
eoon aa they crossed the Russian frontier
and are now held In prison at Warsaw. The
number la siren by some authorities aa aet -eral
At Wltepak, capital of tba government of
the same name, twenty-nine Jewa have beet
sentenced to two or t' ;e months' Im
prisoament for attend In '''.-bidden meet-
ng and the owner of A. In which
the gathering was held wa.
for three months. Participate,
meetings, elsewhere, have been
r. 'I.. t i
punished. The meetings were held
nterrst of Zionism.
Some time ago a provincial paper ap
peared almost entirely blank, to Illustrate,
by a drastic example, the difficulties which
censorship placea on the preaa In Russia.
ome times the censor omitted from the
blue pencil the title or the signature of an
rticle and the editor printed everything
that was left. The minister of the Interior
did not take the matter aa a Joke and he
forbid the publication of the paper In ques
tion for eight months.
Many of the German colonists whose an
cestors were settled in Russia by Catherine
the Great have caught the emigration fever
and they are reported to be leaving the dis
tricts of more or lees chronic famine In
roups of 150 or 200, the greater part being
bound for the United States.
The minister of the Interior referred to In
the above correspondence was M. Sulpta-
ulne, who was assassinated April 15, the
day this correspondence was dualled.
CAPTAIN ALBERS FALLS DEAD
Caanmander of Deatachlnnrf, Who Took
Prince Henry Home, Victim ot
E5P.LIN, April 29. Captain A. Albcrs cf
the Hamburg-American steamer Deutscb-
land fell dead of heart failure In the chart-
bouse of his vessel. The vessel was ap
proaching the port of Cuxhaven. He ex
pired in the arms of his first officer, who
caught him aa he fell. The long hours spent
by Captain Albers on the bridge of the
vessel after the Ions of Us rudder at aea,
which occurred before Deutachland reached
Plymouth and during the passage of the
North sea, probably hastened the captain's
As the senior captain of the Hamburg-
American Steam Packet company. Captain
Albers expected to retire after a few more
trips. Emperor William ha sent a tele
gram to the Hamburg-American company,
in which he expresses his sorrow at the
loss of so excellent and capable an officer,
who "brought my brother from the United
States. The steering of the rudderless
Deutachland with Its crew on Its last
homeward trip was a master stroke of
seamanship. Honor to hla memory."
HAMBURG, April 29. The Hamburg-
American Una steamer Deutachland, dis
abled at aea by the loss of its rudder, while
on a voyage from New York, baa been ex
amined and the officials ot the company ad
mit that the repairs will necessitate laying
up the vessel for some time.
RELATIONS TO BE RESUMED
Aastrla-Hansrary and Mexico
Steps to Adjast an Old
BUDA PEST, April 29. The lower house
of the Hungarian Diet today ratified the
Austria-Hungarian commercial and consular
treaty with Mexico, which lapsed In 1867
and bad not since been renewed.
The official Fremdenblatt of Vienna, an
nounced April 20, 1901, that the friendly
reapproachment between Austria-Hungary
and Mexico in consequence ot tha
erection of an expiatory chapel at
Queretaro, where Emperor Maxlmllan was
executed In 1867. would result In an early
resumption of diplomatic relations between
the dual monarchy and the Mexican re
public, interrupted since the emperor wss
The same day a bill was Introduced In the
congress ot Mexico, providing for a renewal
of diplomatic relations with Austria-Hun
gary and an appropriation of 116,000 waa
made for the salary ot a Mexican minister
to Austria-Hungary. June 1. 1901, Count
Gilbert Hohenwart was appointed Austria-
A bill arranging for commercial and con
sular relations between Austria-Hungary
and Mexico was adopted without debate by
the lower house of the Austrian Relchsrath
March 18 last.
TREATY NOT YET RATIFIED
ala of Danish West Indies
Be Left to the In.
COPENHAGEN, April 29. The bill pro
viding for the aala ot the Danish West In
dia Islsnds to the United States, aa
amended by tha Landathlng, came up for
dlatusston In the Folkethlng today, with the
result that the party In the majority sub
mined a proposal as follows:
The Rla-sdaa: (Diet, com Dosed of bo-.h
houae approvee the cession, on condition
that the inhabitants of the Ulanda declare
In favor thereof bv a plebiscite, similar to
the one taken in JaoJ.
The Folkethlng, by a vote ot 98 to T
adopted the majority proposal submitted
The Landsthlng la expected to agree to
the Folkethlnaa' decision with some minor
modifications regarding the plebiscite.
The anti-sale element is now devoting Its
attention to Influencing the voting of the
Islanders themselves. It Is known that ons
influential person has already mailed thou
sands of anti-sale circulars to the Island
of BL Thomas.
Liberals Levy War Taa.
PANAMA. Colombia. April 29. The lib
erals (revolutionists) have Imposed a war
tax ot $300,000 on the . conservatives of
Chlrlqul, Department ot Panama, aurpaan.
Ing the tax Imposed by tha goverament on
the liberals here. Most ot the conserva
tives are absent from Chlrlqul, but their
cattle will be confiscated, to pay tor their
share of the tax. Domingo Obaldla la
highest on the list, with 165.000 to psy.
Wllbelmtaa Passes talet lat.
THE HAGUE, April 29. A bulletin re
ferrtng to Queen Wllhelmlna's condition
posted this morning at Castle Loo, saya her
majesty passed a quiet alght and that all
her symptoms Indicate Improvement.
Schooners Foonder In a Gale.
DUNKIRK. France. April 29. Advices re
ceived here aay that the French Ashing fleet
was recently eaught In a gala In tha North
aea, the three schooners foundered and
thai Bvaay iirwa vera lost.
CATTLEMEN SEE ROOSEVELT
Get No Encouragement that Fence Removal
Order Will Be Resoinded.
PRESIDENT FAVORS SMALL SETTLERS
Storkralsera Insist Failure to Pass
I.easlaa Rill and Removal of
Feneea Will Drive Many
Out of Rnalneaa.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, April 29. (Special Tele
arum.) Senators Dietrich and Millard pre
sented to the president today the repre
sentatives of the Stock Raisers' associa
tion who have been In the city lor the
i - ...... ...... . ' - iwi.-
u v ,:'''on tnat wl" Ven tne Public domain to
. '' ,f "attlemen under the leasehold proposl-
t wnicn ie uumeinpiaieu in piiib now
. idlng before congress.
President Roosevelt expressed himself aa
desirous of seeing the range problems of
the west adjusted so the lands may be se
cured for email settlers with the least de
gree of hardship upon those now using
them for graslng purposes. In the matter
ot removal of fences, which waa taken up
by the delegation, no assurance could be
given of relief from the orders which have
been Issued by the Interior department
providing for taking down the fences
around government land. The visiting cat
tlemen have little hope of securing any
modification of the fence removal orders.
They assert tbst the removal of the fences
without the passage of the grazing land
leasing law will cause the withdrawal of
much capital from the rattle business and
will force many Investors and owners of
herds to remove their property to Canada,
where the government Is very liberal In lta
treatment of stock owners.
Before leaving the capital the cattlemen
111 endeavor to formulate a bill providing
a leasing regulation applicable to the state
of Nebraska, leaving other states to de
pend upon their own exertions to secure
leasing legislation euttable to their needs.
The delegation of cattlemen will leave
for the west tomorrow.
.Finn Hatchery for Sarpy.
The bill Introduced by Mr. Mercer for a
fish hatchery in Sarpy county was favorably
reported today from the committee on mer
chant marine and fisheries. Commissioner
Bowers of the Fish commission Is ex
ceedingly anxious that this measure should
be passed, and he appeared before the
committee In behalf of the bill. It la
understood that the hatchery will be lo
cated opposite the state hatchery. In order
that the two hatcheries may be operated
E. H. Hunter of Des Molnea and J. W.
Blythe, attorney for the Burlington rail
road, have been In the city for the last
few days, presumably looking after the
Interest of the Burlington railroad In con
nection with the merger, which baa been
set down for hearing by the supreme court.
WASHINGTON, April 29. (Special Tele
gram.) Nebraska postmasters were ap
pointed as follows: Noble Sanford, Ax tell,
Kearney county, vice M. M. Shoff, removed:
E. C. Taylor, Boons, Boone county, vice
F. W. Taylor, dead.
The postofllce at Larland, Audubon
county. Ia.. will be discontinues alter
These Nebrsska rural free delivery routes
have been ordered established July 1: At
Bladen. Webster county, one route, with
George L. Solomon, csrrter; area covered
thirty-five square miles; population served.
430. At Florence, Douglas county, one ad
dltlonal route, with one carrier (not
named); area covered, twenty-four square
miles; population served, 440.
The order discontinuing the poetofflce at
Panther, Dallas county, Ia., waa today re
HAVEMEYER TO BE CALLED
President and Other Officials of
American Swear Company to Tea-
tlfy Before Committee.
WASHINGTON. April 29. President
Havemeyer and other officials of the Amer
Iran 8ugar company will be asked to ap
pear and give testimony before the sub
committee of the senate committee on re
lations with Cuba appointed ta Inquire Into
the question of Cuban sugar holdings, and
they will be the first witnesses called.
The subcommittee held Its first meeting
today, with all the members of tbe com
mlttee Senators Piatt of Connecticut,
Burnham and Teller preaeat.
The discussion was a very general one,
but no definite result beyond that of de
ciding to call the trust officials was
reached. Tbe auggestlon that they ahould
be summoned was made by Senator Piatt,
who said that for obvious reasons the In
qulry should begin with them. Senator
Teller replied that the proposition met his
No time waa fixed for the next meeting,
but it wss agreed that it ahould take place
as soon aa the' witnesses could be secured.
No names of other witnesses were men
tloned, but Senator Teller aald he would
from time to time make suggestions In that
respect. He had no vary extended list and
tbe- opinion waa generally expressed that
the Investigation would not be long drawn
out unless men would be summoned from
Cuba, when some time would be required
to secure the persoaa wanted. The com
mlttee reached no conclualon aa to whether
any Cubans ahould be aaked to attend, but
Mr. Teller Indicated his purpose to press
for their appearance.
After the adjournment of the conference
Senator Piatt expressed the opinion tbst
the consideration of the reciprocity bill
ould not be delayed on account of tha
proposed Inquiry, but that the committee
would probably proceed with lta work on
the bill Independently of the investigation.
MOODY'S NAME IN SENATE
Hew Secretary of tha Havy la Form.
ally Nominated by tb
WASHINGTON. April 29. Nominations
by the president:
William H. Moody. Maasachusetts, to be
secretary ot the navy.
James K. Barnes. United States attorney,
westsrn district ot Arkansas.
Marshals Asbury S Fowler, eastern dla
trlct of Arkansas; J. F. Emmitt, district of
Receivers of Public Moneya James F.
Thompson, at Eureka, Cel.; Oeorge A
Rabethan, Black Foot. Idaho; Lyman B.
Andrews, Seattle, Wash.; Miles Cannon
North Yakima, Wash.; Alexander Cook
Registers of Lend Offices Loreaso R.
Taomea. Black Foot, Idaho; Fred W. Stock
Ing. Olympla. Wash.; Mathew B. Malloy
Watervtlta. Wash.; K. 11. Smith. Seattle,
Waah-i WUUaa E. CbaoUa, CbaenaaaVya,
Accident Injnrra Half Dosen Mem
bers of the Kahmarlne
LEWES. Del., April 2.-An explosion
which Injured half s dozen persons oc
curred on the submarine boat Fulton today
as It was running Into the harbor of the
Delaware breakwater. The boat was bound
from Brooklyn to Norfolk and was partly
ubmerged when the accident occurred.
Tbe most seriously Injured are:
Lieutenant Oscar Cohen of the Austrian
navy, severely bruised.
Lieutenant Arthur MacArthur, U. 6. N.,
cut about the head.
Harry Moore, assistant engineer. Injured
about the head.
C. B. Miner, assistant engineer, nose
Chsrles Bechtol, gunner, severely hurt on
heed and body.
The explosion wss caused by an accumu
lation of gas, which had been generated by
the storage battery. Although the explo
sion was a violent one, the vessel was but
On account of the rough weather at aea
It was decided by the commander of Ful
ton to put into the Delaware breakwater
and it waa while tbe boat, partly under
water, waa rounding the great stone break
water that the explosion " occurred. Nine
men were In the hold and three men on
deck at the time. Assistant Engineer
Miner, who was lying beside toe boiler
asleep, was thrown severs! feet away. Lieu
tenant MacArthur, who la a son of Major
Oeneral MacArthur, and Gunner Berhtol
were at breakfast. Bechtol was struck by
heavy debris and was so badly hurt that he
was ucable to care for himself and others
helped him to the deck, making their es
cape, aa the hold waa rapidly filling with
gasoline fumes. ' ,
Captain Frank Cable, Lieutenant H. H.
Merrell and Boatswain Charles Berg were
on deck when the explosion occurred and
signalled the tug Storm King and yacht
Mlndora, which convoyed Fulton here for
assistance. The steam launch Palaca. be
ing near, also went alongside and took the
Injured men ashore to the marine hospital.
Considerable bravery was shown by En
gineer Saunders. After the explosion tbe
eugines continued to work. Baunders
wrapped his head tn a wet towel and went
below and atopped them.
After the explosion Fulton wss towed to
the government pier nesr the hospital.
Fulton left Sandy Hook at 8:30 Monday
morning. Bhertly afterward it submerged
and made fifteen miles under water, going
at the rate of five miles an hour off Long
Branch. It came to the surface and made
six miles an hour during tbe trip until the
accident occurred. It proved to be a good
aea boat and did not once require the as
sistance of its convoy. The engines ran
continuously for twenty hours. Those on
board were highly pleased with' its per
formance. CONSUL DE JLEON RETURNS
aya He Haa Not Been Recalled from
Ecnador to Answer
NEW YORK. April 29. Perry M. De
Leon, former United States consul general
at Guayaquil, Ecuador, fn a passenger on
the steamer Orlxaba, which arrived last
night from Colon.
Mr. De Leon denied the report published
la Ecuador that he had been recalled to
answer charges regarding his official 1 acts.
'There is not a word of truth In it," he
said. "I am not aware that any charges
have been made and I think I have per
formed my duty to tbe satisfaction of my
United States Consul Dickey, who waa
also a passenger an the Orizaba, is away
from hla post In Peru oa a leave of ab
Mr. De Leon brought a number of anl
mals, birds and curios to present to the
Smithsonisn Institution and other public
institutions at Washington.
PLACE FOR EVANS IN LONDON
Conanl Generalship, Vacated by Death,
la Informally Offered Him
WASHINGTON, April. 29. Commlasloner
of Pensions Evans was a caller at the
White House today, and while there the
president informed him of the death of
William McKlnley Osborne, consul general
to London, and in an Informal manner ot
tered him the vacant position.
No formal tender of the place was made,
and none will be, aa the president wanta
to pay the proper respects to the memory
of the dead consul. Mr. Evans said that
he would take the offer under advisement,
but no doubt he will accept it when It Is
made In a formal manner.
The State department today received the
following cablegram from Vice and Deputy
Consul General Weatacott, dated London,
Deeply resrret to report death thla morn
ing of General William McKlnley Osborne.
The deceased consul general was a cousin
to the late President McKlnley, hla mother
being a sister to President McKtnley'a
father. He waa a resident of Roxbery,
Mass., and was appointed to London five
years ago. The post la considered the
plum of tbe United States foreign service.
Mr. Osborne waa aecretary of the repub
lican national committee during McKtnley'a
first campaign for the presidency. He had
been ailing for several yeara from Bright'a
disease. It Is believed, and waa In ill health
when last hs vlatted the United States about
two years ago- Hla family, a wife and sev
eral children, were with him In Europe,
the eldest boy at an English college, and
hla younger daughters at school la Paria.
FORESTERS ARE IN SESSION
Ransrrrs In Sapreme Coort Listen to
LOS ANGELES. April 29 The opening
session of the triennial meeting of the su
preme court of the Independent Order of
Foreatera waa held here today. The tri
ennial report of Dr. Oronhyetkaha, supreme
chief ranger, advocated tha correction ot
minor abuses and ths institution of certain
reforms in administration.
It bsa been reported that the supreme
court contemplates a reratlng of tha old
members at the present session, but ths
officials deny the statement.
In his report Dr. Oronhyetkaha called at.
teuton to tbe fact (hat up to January 1,
1902, the supreme court haa distributed In
benefits to Its members and their benefi
ciaries more than I11.2&0.0O0. On January
1. 1902. the order bad 191,677 members, a
gain over all losses of 66.992 members dur
ing the four years ending December 81.
1901. Accumulated funds had Increased
December 21, 1901. to 85.142.066 29. Since
the last session of ths supreme court, De
cember II. 1901, there have boon Instituted
U1 subordinate) and companion courts.
MORTON'S LAST HOME COMING
runeral Train to Keach Nebraska City
MANY TO PAY LAST TRIBUTE TODAY
State Officers Adopt Resolution and
Flag Will Float at Half Mast
First Services Held at
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., April 29. (Spe
cial Telegram. ) The preparations for the
funeral of the late J. Sterling Morton are
complete and the city stands waiting for
him on his last home-coming. The special
tra'n bearing the body of Mr. Morton and
the funeral party from Chicago la sched
uled to arrive here at about 8:30 In tbe
morning, following the regular train from
Ths train will be met by an escort of
citizens and a detachment from Company
C, who will act as a guard of honor during
ths time the body is lying In state. The
remains will be taken to the public library
building, where they will He In state until
11:80 o'clock to afford hla friends the op
portunity of looking for the, last time upon
The pupils of the public school will be
taken to the library to say farewell to
their old friend. Each grade will be mar
shaled by the teacher In charge tn avoid
any delay or confusion. The board of
Education, the city council and other or
ganized bodies have arranged to pay tribute
to the dead In a similar way.
Service at Arbor Lodge,
At 11:30 the escorting party will again
take up the body and bear It to the house
at Arbor Lodge, where the funeral services
will be held at 2 o'clock. The ceremony
will be that of the Church of England
and ' will be conduoted by Rev. Knicker
bocker ot thla city and Rev. Eason of
From Arbor Lodge the procession will
move direct to Wyuke cemetery, where the
Illustrious Ncbraakan will be burled beside
his wife and son, Carl.
The honorary pallbearers are: N. S.
Harding, Colonel W. L. Wilson, D. P.
Rolfe, J. J. Hochstetler, Robert Payne, Dr.
George L. Miller, ex-Governor R. W. Fur
nas and Judge A. J. Sawyer. Tbe active
pallbearers will be A. P. Stafford, F. L.
Burdlck, John Nordhouse, A. T. Richard
son, D. A. Maccuatg. Fred Helller. R. O.
Marnell and J. W. Stetnhart.
A apeclal train from Lincoln will bring
the governor and his staff and a number of
Mr. Morton's friends. A number ot his
friends, including the Burlington officials,
will come down from Omaha at noon.
Messages of condolence continue to
stream In from prominent men and women
all over the land. Among those received
were those of ex-President Grover Cleve
land and Hon. Dnnlel S. Lamont, who
at present ars at Stuart, Fla.
In tonlght'a Tribune It Is announced that
the Conservative, the weekly review started
by Mr. Morton upon his return from Wash
ington and which he baa always spoken
of aa hla last work, will be discontinued
with this week's Issue.
Resolutions Adopted ot I.lnooln.
LINCOLN, Neb.. April 29. (Special Tele-
gram.) The following reaolutlona were
adopted by the state officers this morning:
Whereas, The best efforts of his life were
moned from among us our cieariy oeiovea
fellow ritisen. J. Sterling Morton, and
Whereas. The bast efforts of his life were
dedicated to the noble purpose or conserv
ing and promoting tne moral and physical
welfare of the people of Nebraska, and
Whereas, In public and private life he
exerted a wholesome and purifying Influ
ence on society and labored with Christian
fortitude and unceasing diligence In the
upbuilding of the moral, educational ana
lnliM(rlal institutions or mis state, ana
Whereas. Bv hie lovaltv. nalntlsm
rugged honesty and statesmanship he
brought moral prestige to the state and
sned luster on Its cltlzensnip, ana
Whereae. His life la a beautiful and im
creextve examule. whose emulation Is well
calculated to stimulate the nobler at
tributes of human character, and
Whereas, By his death the state loses
one of Its best and most Illustrious citizens,
one who In his life stood guard over Its
destiny and vm ever watchful at.d con
siderate of its general welfare; therefore
Resolved, By the officers of the execu.
tlve department of the state of Nebraska
that, aa a testimonial of respect, the trans
action of public business at the state
house be suspended at noon or Wednesday,
Anrtl 30. for the remainder of that day,
said day being the time set for the
obsequies: that the flag be hung at half
mast O'i the capital and that the executive
nfHrerr. nf thfe tate nartlrinAte In the ner-
formancfl Vf the final rites, and be It
Resolved, That, as evidence of our
esteem. Borrow and bereavement, thess
resolutions L filed with tbe Department
of State and become part of the public
records of the commonwealth and that a
copy be furnished to members of the fam
ily of tne deceases.
Hold Services In Lake Forest.
CHICAGO, April 29. Funeral aervlces
over the late J. Sterling Morton, former
secretary of agriculture, were held at the
First Presbyterian church at Lake Forest
today, Rev. Dr. J. K. McClure, pastor of
tbe church, officiating.
. Relatlvea and frlenda from Chicago were
taken to Lake Forest on a special train to
attend tbe services.
After the services in Lake Forest the
body waa brought to Chicago In Paul Mor
ton'a private car and tonight at 6 o'clock
waa taken to Nebraska City on a special
train over the Chicago, Burlington at
Mr. Morton'a three sons, together with a
large number of relatives and friends, ac
companled the body to the dead states
man's old home. Nebraska City will be
reached tomorrow morning at 6 o'clock
and the body will lie In state at Arbor
Lodge until 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
when the funeral services will be held.
Message from Roosevelt,
Among the expressions of sympathy re
celved at the Morton home at Lake Foreat
were the following:
ITesldent Roofcevelt I am greatly shocked
and grieved at the death of your father. I
respected and admired your father as a
mil. lie man and I loved him aa a friend. I
svmnathlae deeDly with you and fenl that
the country has sustained a real and great
Former President Cleveland Is on a hunt
tog expedition In Florida and a message
announcing the death of hla former cabinet
member bad not reached blm. It la thought
lata laat night. The following meaaaga
from Mrs. Cleveland waa received by Mark
Morton yesterday morning
I have forwarded your sad news to my
husband In Florida. Pray accept my
Other telegrams were;
vnrmer Attorney Oeneral Harmon of Cin
cinnatiSympathy and condolence to all of
you from all of ua.
Governor Davlo. B. Francis of Missouri
tinut and shocked. 1 heard of the death
of your distinguished father, whom I was
ru to claim aa a friend and who
ihlv esteemed by all who knew him.
well as bv all who comprehended the true
quality of American citizenship. I shall
er.deevor to attend the funeral at Nebraska
htnatoi Elklns of West Virginia We are
shocked to near or ine aeam i your ois
tlnauished father. Be assured that you
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CONDITION OFJTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair and Warmer.
Temneratnre at Omaha Yesterdayi
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DENIES THERE IS BEEF TRUST
harles W. Armonr Explains
Price of Beef la Doe to
aaral ( noses.
KANSAS CITY. Mo., April 29 (Special
Telegram.) Charles W. Armour, head of
the Armour Interests In Kansas City, said
today that It there la a tmat among the
packers he knows nothing of It. He said
be would cheerfully obey the summons of
the attorney general to appear at Jefferson
City on May 6 and tell what he knows about
the rhatge that a combine exists among
the packers. Mr. Armour explains high
prices of meat on the ground of the dry
weather laat summer In Kansas, Oklahoma,
northern Texas, Nebraska and parta of Mis
souri, which had the effect of cutting down
the receipts of live stock In the five mar
kets of the world In an unusual degree.
Another reason, Mr. Armour says, for the
advance In the price of meats. Is the In
creased cost of commodities used In pack
ing plants. "Coal during the last year
has advanced 25 to 30 per cent In price.
Pig tin, which a few yeara ago cost us
114 cents a pound, now cost us 28 cents,
taking yesterday's closing market for It.
The timber out of which we are to make
our boxes has advanced on an average of
$7 per thousand feet. Everything else has
advanced more or less, while the price of
labor Is either about tbe same or a -little
Even in the event that a packing trust
should be formed Mr. Armour contended
that the students of the law of supply and
demand would figure It out that the prices
were extortionate and the result would be,
he said, competing companies tn the pack-
lug business whose managers would be
satisfied with a reasonable per cent on
FORMER OMAHA MAN MISSING
G. Clark Goes to Denver to Start
Store and Hla Wife Can
not Find Him.
PENVER, April 29. (Special Telegram.)
Heartbroken at her inability to locate her
missing husband. Mrs. ?. G. Clark left this
afternoon for Omaha fu.!v convinced that
the former has met with foul play In Den
Mrs. Clark came here from Omaha a
week ago In company with her husband.
They Intended to embark in tbe atatlonery
business In this rlty and Clark had In bis
possession something like $600 at the time
of hla disappearance. The last bis wife
saw of blm waa when he went to the depot
to have their trunka sent to the cause In
which they rented rooms. The trunks
came, hut Clark did not. Mrs. Clark visited
police headquarters and waa Informed tbat
her husband had been aa intnate ef tne city
tall with a charge of "drunk" against him
but had paid hla fine and was released
When arrested be had $400.
'I went home," said Mrs. Clark, "but my
husband did not come. I returned to the
police station, but the police told me they
thought he bad left town. I telegraphed
to Texaa, our former home, but he bad not
been there. Mr. Clark baa alwaya been a
good husband Just the beat In the world
He drank a little sometimes, but never to
excess. I am sure he baa been murdered
for his money."
NEBRASKA WOMEN ARRIVE
Delegates to Genernl Federation
Rearb Tbelr Destination Ready
LOS ANGELES, April 29. A large num
ber of delegate) to the biennial convention
of the Federation of Woman's Clubs ar
rived in Los Angeles today and by tomor
row afternoon practically all will have
been escorted to their headquarters li
readiness for the opening cession. Dele
gate from Georgia, Including National
President Mrs. Rebecca Douglas Lowe;
Texaa, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, tbe Jud-
son and tbe Raymond-Whitcomb parties
came In during tbe day.
GRAND CANYON, Ariz., April 29. Three
Santa Fe trains enroute to Los Angeles,
numbering S00 clubwomen, spent the day
sightseeing at the Grand canyon. Mrs. N.
P. Caldweel of Providence, R. I., and Mrs
A. B. Chamberlain of Grand Rapids, Mich.,
were temporarily overcome. The parties
Including the Illinois, Ohio, Iowa and Mis
souri specials, lsft tonight four hours be
hind schedule time.
STRANDED ONJLLIS ISLAND
Pathetic Btory of YoansT Woman Who
Crosses Oceasi to Meet
NEW YORK, April 29. Stranded on Ellla
Island, with a 3-weeks-old baby In. her
arms, ia a young woman, who, but for the
accident which happened to the steamship
Neckar In February laat, causing It to be
towed Into Halifax, would now be living
with her husband In Salem, O.
In October last Ferdlnaad Bruckner left
Hermstadt, Lieberbergea, to seek a home
In thla country. In January hs sent for
his wife, promising to meet her here on
her arrival. Mrs. Bruckner embarked on
tbe Neckar. When tbat vessel finally
resched Halifax the authorities sent Mrs,
Bruckner to a hospital.
Bruckner came here to meet his wife,
but, after a long watt, la thought to have
returned to Salem. When the young woman
was discharged from tbe hospital shs was
turned over to United Statea Commissioner
Thomas, who ordered ber sent here for de
portation, her ticket and letters having been
lost In ber illness. Efforts are being made
to locate Bruckner.
FIVE HUNDRED LOSE PLACES
t hit-ago Parking; Honaes Discharge
Kmployea on Account of the
CHICAGO, April 29. Flva hundred em
ployes of .oe packing firm of Llbby, Mc
Neil A Llbby have been released owing to
"dull times." They were glvsn their dis
charges Saturday night, but the fact did not
become generally known till today.
Superintendent Morrow of Llbby, McNeil
AS Llbby aald tbat tha proposed governmsn
investigation of tbe packing business had
nothing to do with ths letting out of em
ployes and the plant would by no means be
closed. It Is not unusual for tha meat bus I
ness to row comparatively dull at this
TOWN SWEPT AWAY
Oleorose, Texas, Almost Completely
Wrecked by Tornado.
EIGHT PERSONS KNOWN TO BE KILLED
List of the Injured is Placed at from
Torty to Fifty.
ROPERTY LOSS QUARTER OF MILLION
Wind Strikes Business Center, Destroying
One-Third of 8 tort i.
DWELLING HOUSES TORN TO SPLINTERS
Fatal Storm gweepa Down a Valley
to town, Leaving; Complete Rain
and Dlanater In Its
DALLAS. Tex., April 29. A dipatch from
Granbury. Tex., confirms the report of
damage done at Glenrose by a tornado
yesterday. One additional death making
a total ot eight is reported and three ot
the Injured probably will die. Tha re
vised list of dead follows:
MRS CARL MILAN.
TWO-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER OF J. R.
REV. MR. FORI), pastor of the Methodist
MISS MAE CONNELL.
MUDGROVE, a boy.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee.
Infant of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Trice.
There were fifty-seven persona injured.
but with the exception of those mentioned
as fatally hurt, It Is thought all will re
cover. In Glenrose thirty-three buildings
were destroyed. More then 1,000 persons
are homeless and destitute.
Relief parties have started from Gran
bury with medicines anil other supplies
and accompanied by several physicians.
The tornado literally devastated farm prop
erly and cropa for a distance of five miles
north of Glenrose and seven miles south,
but no fatalities or serious Injuries are re
ported outside of tbe town of Olenroae.
8even of the dead were buried at Glen
rose today and the body of Mrs. Milan waa
sent to Weatherford for Interment.
Tornndo Sweeps Down Valley.
Glenrose la located on tbe Paluxy river, Is
a valley. The tornado came down tha val
ley, sweeping everything before It. It
struck the town in the business district
and about one-third of the atores war
A hard rain succeeded tbe storm and
stocks were ruined, damaging what bad
not been destroyed by tbe wind. Tha
western portion of the residence aectton
of the town was struck. Here were located
most ot the fine residences. Tha town
being a email one, but a noted health re
sort, some ot tbe houses were commodious
and well furnished.
The frame houses were simply torn '
asunder and scattered. Their Inmates had
no warning of the Impending calamity and
It was here tbat all the fatalities occurred.
There were many miraculous escapee and
many failed to escape. How many, cannot
be told until communication ha been re
The residence of Mrs. Connell, one 4
those wrecked, caught fire and, with two
others, waa burned.
Heavy Property Loss.
The property loss Is roughly estimated
at $250,000. It may prove to be much
greater when all the facts are known, for
there are undoubtedly other sections which
have been devastated up and down tha
river. It may be several days before tbe
entire story of the disaster la known.
The town Is cut off from wire communi
cation and all tbe facts have come from
neighboring towns wbtch bsve been reached
by refugees, who cannot tell all tbe facts.
aa they are In quest of aaslatanca for their
Glenrose Is the county seat of Somervell
county and haa a population of about 800
people. It is a noted health resort, there
being many springs and wells with medici
nal qualities. It la this which haa eauaed
a number of fine residences to be built by
people of means, who have taken up their
abode there, and tbta fact adda to tha
property loss very materially.
Tbe Fort Worth A Rio Grande will rub a
special train to the atrlcken town this
morning. Aboard will be supplies for tha
sufferers. This train will also pick up other
supplies and relief parties at placea along
tbe line. Those whose homes have been
spared are doing all In their power for the
homeless, but, according to reporta here,
there are many of the latter.
Destructive Winds In Kansas,
PLEAS ANTON, Kan.. April 29. A tor
nado passed through this county laat night
and demolished many houses and barna.
The house of William Fouls, a farmer, waa
destroyed and Foutx waa fatally Injured.
Three others In the Fouts family war
badly hurt. Much loss among livestock re
sulted from tbe storm.
WICHITA. Kan., April 29. A heavy alee
trie storm Is coming from the south to-
night and the sky Is black with rain clouds.
It Is probable that the wheat belt will be
soaked before morning. Fearful lightning
ia now visible from tbis city.
CORRIGAN IS STILL WEAK
Condition of Archbishop Nst olte
So Satisfactory aa It
NEW YORK. April 29. Tha following
bulletin waa Issued at 9:30 a. m. today by
Archbishop Coirlgan'g physicians:
The archbishop s condition continues sat
isfactory In all reepecta except weakness,
which persists. He haa not yet fully ral
lied. E L. KKYKH. M D.
FRANCIS DELAF1ELD. M. D.
Dr. Keyea aald after tbe bulletin had been
There Is no relapse, but the archbishop la
not rallying as well ss we should like to
Bne a convalescent rally. Thla Is no doubt
due to sge and weakness. Nevertheless,
he Is doing very well and holding bis own.
In reply o questions Dr. Keyea said the
archbishop's temperature waa slightly be
low 99 and his puis at 94.
Rev. Father Curley said tbe archbishop
paased a fairly comfortable night and. al
though ha waa rsstleas, ha had managed to
get some sleep.
i'rofrasor la the North wasters).
CM H 'AGO, April 2S Levi H. Fuller, a
prteKS(ir In the Chicago law school, has
berii uppolrited professor ot the practice
n.urt in the Northwestern university law
school. Prof. Fuller is a son of Assistant
1' rilled Status Attorney Oeneral Fuller of
Iowa, now In charge of the government
rases before the ctpaniah claim commla-aloa.
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