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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1902 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
; OPENS WITH A BOOM
0eneral Federation of Woman'! Clobi Hti
an Aurpiciont Beginning.
'BRILLIANT SCENE IN CONVENTION HALL
fjorernor and Mayor Extend Welcomes to
the Land of Flowers.
FORTY NEBRASKA DELEGATES PRESENT
Kanj Former BflidenU of the State Mingle
with Their Old Neighbor!.
POLITICS PROMISES TO BE INTERESTING
Jbraaka Delecatea Want Director
ahlp and Are Divided na Preal.
dfr Between Mrs. Bar
dette and Mr. Decker.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LOS ANGELES, Cel., May 1. (Spa
tial Telegram.) Forty Nebraska badges
re fluttering Id Los Angeles today
jpon representatives from the state to the
General Federation of Woman'! clubs,
"while many mora are being worn honorarily
by former resident! atlll loyal to Nebraaka
Ibut whoae allegiance baa been tranaferre.l
ly a change of home. Twenty-live voting
representative! have regtitertd, the dele
gation making a good .hon ing from a cen
tral position on the ground floor of the
While no formal meeting baa been held
to outline the delegation'! policy, many
re deilroui of iccurlng a member on the
koard of director!. Lincoln U evidently
coveting the office and willing to concede
the auccesaor to Mra. L. L. Rlckett! ai
Jfneral federation secretary. The tempo
rary appointment of Mra. Ell Plummer of
Lincoln to that position by the Nebraaka
executive board today may throw the board
ruemberahlp to another part of the itate.
However, the delegation la divided In Its
choice of prealdent between Mn. Decker
Of Denver and Mrs. Burdette of California,
felso on reorganization.
An attempt li being made to unite the
Hates of the middle weat In the advance
ment of a plan that may harmonize the
Georgia and Maaaachuaetts faction!. It In
clude! an amendment to article It. lection 3
tf the general federation, which reads.
''Only such membership teiti shall be ap
plied to clubs aaklng membership In the
General Federation of Woman's clube aa
are applied to cluba seeking membership
In the federation of a state in which the
club Is locsted except aa otherwise pro
vided by the by-laws of this federation."
The proposition is receiving favorable
Consideration of Nebraaka, Minnesota, Iowa,
Colorado, Illinois, and many other state
of the middle west, snd white Georgia may
jiot accept It, It offers the most popular
Adjustment yet proposed and has the favor
ef many atatea opposed to tb admlialon
ft colored olubs.
Formal Opralig Brllllaut.
The format opening of the clubwomen
convention thla afternoon waa brilliant.
Hundreds of delegates snd visitors packed
the Slmpaon auditorium to the roof, the
Interior was embellished with 60,000 calla
1 1 Ilea and repreaentatlve American women
at on the platform, whllo the uiual happy
greetings were exchanged between host
esses and gtieeta.
y The opening day wai otherwise distin
guished by two separate question! which
toould have developed Into sensations had
they reached the convention. One of them
which got as far as the board of directors
had to do with turning down a delegate
from a aecret society. The other, which
roncerned the possible unseating of Mr.
Robert! of Salt Lake rity, wife of ttie for
jner congressman from Utah, In the even.',
that aha ahould try to appear again as a
delegate, waa squelched.
The first affair which effects a national
Organisation of 1,000 member! came up be
fore the board of dlrectora in the morning.
P. K. O. Members Uet la.
Mn. II. C. McMahon of Salt Lake City,
t leemi, had been appointed delegate from
the P. E. O. chapter in that city, which had
I fjjtlled (or admission to the general ted
fm rratlon, and ahe had received her creden
tial But at the last minute Mrs. Denl
on, as a member of the membership com
mittee, discovered that sooret societies
were not admissible and so notified the del
egates. Today, before the board acknowl
edged the error, Mrs. McMahon, Inatead of
pushing her claim, withdrew amicably on
two condition!. One was that the member
ship committee shoulder the mistake and
ho be acated in the convention, notwith
standing a vote waa denied her.
The Roberta matter has been elmmering
aver since Mn. Roberta aald ihe, as presi
dent of the Authori' club tn Bait Lake
City, would be a delegate to the conven
tion by virtue of her office. Mrs. Roberts
chsnged her mind before aa underlying
current of protest came to the surface and
tayed at home. It Is understood, however,
that a prominent eastern woman had been
Importuned by t'tah women to lead the
fight In the event Mra. Roberta undertook
to preas her rights.
Colored aeatloa the Iaaae.
In the meantime the real skeleton, the
Colored question, will make away with
Enough time la the course of coursstina
venta. The rumor having started In Cal
ifornia that Mrs. Ruffln Intended to come to
Xo Angelee impelled Mrs. Anna West,
one of the l 1ers In Massachusetts, o
peek a denial t Dugb the Associated Preaa.
Undoubtedly one feature that largely
gnads Impreaaive the opening seaaloa waa
the floral acheme, only possible In the laud
pf flowers. The calla lines not only banked
aolldly the back of the platform, but tha
two balconlea their entire length, while
(Treat clusters were tied to every aisle
eat in the house. '
The etste ban dots, placed here and there
to designate the delegations, added to the
ylctureaqueneaa. The womea lined Up an
the platform, moreover, were, charmingly
(owned, Mrs. Lowe leading off with a etun
Sling creation In black and white.
After Invocation by Mrs. Cheater P. nor
land addressee of welcome were gives by
Governor Henry T. Gage, Mayor M. P.
Snyder, Mrs. Joalah Cowlee, president of
the local biennial board, and Mrs. Kate A
Buckley of Oakland, preeldent of Cali
fornia's federation. Mrs. Buckley eald:
Welraa.ed by Mr.. Baekley.
"Id the same of the California club
lnn. 1 bid you welcome. Wa have
ooked forward for two years with pleas
ant anticipations to your coming and bow
ttat you are here, happloeea as ours. We
are glad you have accomplished the weary
Journey arroaa the plains and deserts and
over mountains and have coma ta the Uad
of promiae and plasty, of aunsblne aad
y miner our California.
"Too doors of our homes stand ape a at
iCoaUauM c fifteen J.)
PARDONED BY ITALY'S KING
Onleers of the ( hlrsio Are Released
by Order of Victor K m m a a n I
Moat Pay Heavy Damaaee.
ROME, May 1. The king has rardoned
the officers of the United States cruiser Chi
cago, who have been Imprisoned at Venice.
They will be Immediately handed over to
the United States consul, from whose charge
they will be trsnsferred to e Cblcsgo,
which Is resdy to sail. Ay,
. .." .v.
ROME May 1. Ambaaar ''i.(l"" ,
ferred thla morn in with flt.
the foreign minister, and It was .
that the American naval officers now
prisoned at Venice shall be released today
or tomorrow, conditioned upon the payment
of civil damages amounting to $2,000.
It Is understood that King Victor Emman
uel will exercise hla prerogative to remit
the Imprisonment, eo that, after a caution,
they may leave tomorrow aboard the
WASHINGTON, May 1 Secretary Hay
today received a cablegram from Ambassa
dor Meyer, at Rome, In which he stated
that after a inoet satisfactory Interview
with the prime minister he was able to
announce that the Chicago's officers, now
held under arrest in Venice, will shortly be
The Italian ambassador at Washington,
Slgnor Mayor, called at the State depart
ment today and had a talk with Secretary
Hay about the matter. In which he fore
casted the release of the men.
VENICE, May 1. The Imprisoned Ameri
can naval officers thla afternoon generoualy
Indemnified the parties claiming damages
for injury and the public prosecutor tele
graphed to Rome that all legal Impedi
menta to the prisoners' pardon were re
moved. It Is therefore expected that the
petition to King Victor Emmanuel for par
don, algned by the officers of the Chicago
and forwarded to Rome, will be granted,'
and that the officers will be released with
out delay. The clalmauts for damages had
telegraphed to the minister of Justice, Slg.
Cocco-Ortu, aaklng htm not to accede to the
petition. Their claims were adjusted. Thla
objeclluu '..aa now been removed and the
public prosecutor here has so notified ths
minister of justice.
BOER LEADERS ARE TO MEET
To Hold Conference May in and De
ride What Terms They
PRETORIA, May 1. The general meeting
of the Boer leaders, at which a final de-
clsion on the subject of the peace negotia
tions Is expected, will take place at Ve
reenlglng, Transvaal, May 15, not May 25,
as announced yesterday from here.
LONDON, May 1. It la officially asserted
that aubsequent to the deliberations of the
Boer leaders at Vereenlging they will pro
ceed to Pretoria and deliver to Lord Kitch
ener their decision In regard te the peace
terms they are prepared to accept.
Injunction la Dlaaolved.
VICTORIA, B. C, May 1. The Injunction
granted the Kettle Valley railway by the
attorney general of the province, restrsln-
lng the Victoria. Vancouver 4t Eastern
Railroad compear, the name under which
the Great Northern Is known In this prov
ince, from continuing work on lu line
la the boundary district, has been dissolved
by Mr. Justice Irving, who held that the
attorney general bad no right to bring the
action, aa the proposed road had been de
clared by tbe Dominion government to be
one In the general Interest of the Dominion.
Rndaet la British Colamhla.
VANCOUVER, B. C, May 1. The debate
on the budget In the provincial legislature
wss continued until 10 o'clock Wednesday,
the members of the opposition talking
agslnst time to prevent the houss from
going Into committee of the supply. They
were successful In defeating the object of
tho government, which was to rush through
the debate. The debate had not been com
pleted when the house adjourned and the
afternoon session was devoted to tbe con
sideration of private bills. Tbe budget
debate will be continued today.
Wklte Star Ueta Large Part.
LONDON.' May 1. According to
Liverpool Post, one-third of the 34,000,
000 capital of the shipping combine will
be required to liquidate tbe White Star
line Interests. The paper also says that
a substantial proportion of the preference
shares will be banded over to the owners
of the White Star line, who will also get
3,000,000 in cash from the sale of the
Wllhelmlna'e Coadltloa Satlafaetary.
THE HAGUE, May 1. The bulletin posted
this morning at Castls Loo, referring to the
health of Queen Wtlhelmlna, announced
that her majesty's condltloa wss satis
factory. Orderly May Day Demonatratlona.
ROME, May 1. The uaual May day
demonstrations throughout Italy have thus
far been perfectly orderly. About 15.000
workmen participated In a meeting here.
FOUR YOUNG PEOPLE DEAD
Are Horribly Mantled by Past - Br-
liaatoa Traia at Kewaaea,
KEWANEE. 111.. May 1. Four Uvea were
lost here early iodsy In aa accident at the
Main street crossing of tha Burlington rail
road. The Burlington fast mail train, east
bound, which runs through Kewsnse with
out atopplng, ran down a carriage contain
ing four young people aad all were In
stantly killed. The dead:
MIPS MAGOIE KEESLKR, Kewanss.
MISS BLANCHE HARDING, Kewanee.
C. A. BL'TERS, Galva.
E. A. EMERT. Galva.
The bodies of all were terribly mangled.
HENDERSON IS RENOMINATED
Speaker mt Haaae Vaaatmenaly Warned
by Bepabllraae of Third
PES MOINES, la.. May 1. Congressmae
D. B. Heodereon, spesker of the house of
representative!, was renominated for the
eleventh successive time at the Third dls
trlet convention In Wattrlea today. Tha
nomination was unanimous. Mr. Hender
son's opponent having withdrawn.
Resolutions highly commsadtag ths
spssker. Governor Cummins and President
Roosevelt were adopted.
Baea Awalta Grand Jnry.
IOWA FALLS, la.. May V Special.)
Everett Reee. held here on the charge et
attempted murder, was given a prellml-
aary hearing laat evening and bound ever
to the grand Jury. Conrad, the man whom
It Is claimed Roea assaulted, proved a very
poor witaeee far the slate aad he reluct
aatly tea till ad regarding tha affrajr that
am uv Maims tOaa tUa lUs.
HAVEMEYER ON THE STAND
Ditclaimt Purpose of Acquiring Control of
the Cnban Sugar Market.
EXPECTS NO AID FROM CONCESSIONS
8aya Hla Company t'onld Sot Force
Cabana to Sell, aa England Offers
Eqaal ladaremeata for
TON, May 1. The Inquiry
esent holding of Cuban augar
and , i sugar lands ordered by the
senate was begun today by the subcom
mittee on Cubsn relations. President
Henry O. Havemeyer of the American
Sugar Refining company, waa the first wit
ness and all of tbe members of the sub
committee, Messrs. Piatt of Connecticut,
Burnham and Teller, were In attendance.
Senator Patterson also was present. Others
present with Mr. Havemeyer were Arthur
Donner, treasurer of the company, and
Henry C. Mott, Its raw sugar buyer. All
of them were sworn.
Replying to question by Senator Piatt,
Mr. Havemeyer aald his company waa gen
erally known as the sugar trust, and that
Ha refineries are located as follows: la
New Jersey, 1; In New York, 3; Massachu
setts, 2; Philadelphia, 2; New Orleans, 1.
"Will you," Senator Piatt asked, "tell
how much Cuban augar. If any, has been
purchaaed and la now held by your com
"Since early In February laat we 'have
purchased 50,000 tons, or 21.6,000 bsgs, or
about ten days' quantity supply, replied ths
"Of that quantity 26,000 tons Is now in
process of shipment from Cpba."
Ranae of Prlcea,
The prices paid had, be said, ranged
from 1.75 to 1.93, the highest price being
paid on March 13 and the loweat on
' Where do you buy your raw sugar?"
"All over the world; Id Cuba, Java, Ham
burg. Trieste, the British Weat Indies,
South America where," sugar Is grown."
"Does the 50,000 toM mentioned represent
your entire purchase In Cuba aince the
first of January?"
"No, we have bought, all told, 98.000
tons of Cuban sugars during the present
year, or about three-fourths of a month's
supply, our consumption being about 35,000
tons per week."
"Do you control any augar In Cuba other
than that purchaaed?"
"None whatever, tn any manner." '
"Have you taken any options on Cubsn
."I have not."
No Adranca on Cabaa Rnarar.
"Have you made any advance on Cuban
"So that you wish to be understood as
saying that tha amount you have men
tioned aa having purchased represents
your entire Interest, direct aad Indirect,
In Cuban sugar?"
'.'That Is tbe statement I make."
Continuing, Mr. Havemeyer said the en
tire Cuban itigar erjp Is a'oout V0,000 ons,
but that math of it has been withheld
from the market In view of possible tariff
concessions to be made by congress.' On
this account his purchssea had been only
about one-third of the average of last
year's. On this account, too, the purchase
had been made principally at ports where
the storsge fsclllttes were poor rather than
at Havana. The puro bases from the out
ports had caused moat of the shipments to
be made from those porta rather than
from Havana, where the company has
about 45,000 tons now stored. The pur
chases st the out ports had caused the
ssles there to be made on a parity with
the beet sugsr prices.
Speaking of ths cspaclty of his company
he said that It refined 65 per cent of the
American refined produce
Prodacea Half the Conaaroptton.
He added that the percentage of his com
pany's product compared to tbe entire
sugar consumption of the United States
was about 50 per cant. Last year his com
pany produced 1,200.000 'tons of the re
fined sugar, while the consumption was
Returning to ths purchases of Cubsn
sugar for the preoent year Mr. Havemeyer
gave figures for purchases for other years
to show the relative volume ef the current
acquisitions, saying that In 1893 234.000
tons had been bought; In 1893, 246,000 tons;
In 1(94. 321.000 tons.
In reply to other questions, he said that
the price of raw sugar In the United Statea
la fixed by tha beet market prices in Ham
burg. The price t "! fixes the selling
price for tha entire world, said Mr. Have
meyer. On the subject of the price of Cuban
sugars he said that his company could not
determine their price. "We have," he ssld,
"no control over them whatever; they don't
belong to us."
"Cuba has to sell Its sugar In this mar
ket, haaa't it?"
Caald gall to Esslssi.
"No, that la not true. It can sell tn Eng
land, for Instance, If It la desirous to do
so. Bn gland could take the entire Cuban
Mr. Piatt then asked: "Suppose tbe
United Btstee should make a concession of
say 30 or 16 par cent In tha tariff rates on
Cuban augar, could not you refuse to buy the
Cuban produet oxoept at your own rates and
thus secure the benefit of the con cms ion?"
"It bo way," was the reply. "Cuba would
be unler no obligations to sell to us, be
cause, a.i I have said, ths Cuban producers
could fin.1 other markets."
"All the doty haa been taken off Porto
Rtcaa augar; do you get that sugar any
cheaper on that account T"
"Not at all."
"How about the Hawaiian product?"
"We are under contract for the entire
360,000 tons produced In Hawaii. There ie
no tariff on that product, but the price Is
not affected by that circumstance."
Dealea llesk Story.
"It haa bean stated repeatedly that la
raae tbe suggeeted concession Is made the
sugar trust will be In a position to oblige
producers te make such reductions that you
will aeci-re the entire benefit of tbe legisla
tion la that true?"
"W could not 'oblige' any reductioa. In
eaae of a conceaalon to Cuban sugar the
price might be lowered, say one-sixteenth
of a cent a pound, be that would be noth
ing as compared to ths reductioa la tha
tariff rate which would amount to about
oos-thlrd of a cent a pound. Even so great
a reductioa aa I have mentioned would de
pend oa a aecesalty for marketing, aad If
there ahould be any preasure on that ac
count the aecesalty would be that of the
producers aad would not be ours."
In reply to another aeries of qaestioae,
Mr. Havemeyer said that his compaay, aa
euoh. holda a augar lands In Cuba, but ha
l (.CapUhua aa tew faa
WANTS THE MAJOR TO COME
eaate Committee Aaka Secretary
Boot tn Have tiardener Pre
cede Ilia Realment.
WASHINGTON. May 1. Major Oeneral
MacArthur today continued his testimony
before the senate committee on the Philip
pines. Anewerlng a question by Seuator
Culberson, the general stated the Aguln
aldo and the Filipino people were Justified
In concluding that the actions of the
United States army are sympathetic.
The Filipinos, bo ssld, were In a re
sentful and vindictive opposition te Spain
and any active force on their part against
Spain naturally helped the United States
snd vice versa, but, he said, there was a
distinct purpose through the Intercourse
between the Americans sad the Filipinos
to repudiate the Idea of direct co-operation
which In any way committed the United
Statea to a policy.
General Merrltt, be ssld. wss under the
strictest orders not to commit the govern
ment, but Agulnsldo was anxious to make
an artificial record which would oblige
Oeneral Merrltt to do something he did not
want to do. "The Filipino," said General
MacArthur, "has quite a comprehensive
knowledge of Latin diplomacy."
Agulnaldo was landed at Manila aboard
an American warship because he was a
useful Individual, who could be employed
In a manner that would contribute to
General MacArthur expressed the opinion
that Spain did not have Independence for
"Ths Filipinos merely wanted the same
rights the Spaniard had at home," the
general said, "but the Insurrection against
the United States becsme a demand for In
dependence so far sa the leaders could give
It thst form."
Before leaving Manila General MacArthur
said he had a conference with Agulnaldo.
who told him that he was misinformed ss
to the character of the American people
and the purposes of the American govern
ment. Agulnaldo had also told him that It
would be Impossible at this stage of their
evolution for bis ou people to eatablian
a stable Independent government. The
statement was voluntary, be said, and
caused him to revise his views about Agul
naldo, and after be got to know him he at
tached considerable weight to what he said.
The committee In secret session at thla
point considered the question whether
steps should be taken to eecure the at
tendance of Major Gardener in advance ot
the arrival of that officers' regiment. The
Committee decided not to Issue a perempt
ory summons for his attendance at the
early date, as desired, but aaked tbe secre
tary of war to have Major Gar
dener come on In advance of his regiment
If not Inconsistent with the good of the
service. It Is believed that Major Gar
dener will leave Manila on tho next trans
port. PROBLEM OF IMMIGRATION
Heavy Annnal Inflnx of farrlgaers
Pronounced Mecaee t Labor
ing; Americana. ,
WASHINGTON. May 1. Tha houae gave
most of the day to the District 'of Colum
bia appropriation bill, which was not com
pleted.. Mr. Shattuc of Onto spoke on In
Rev. Dr. Couden, " -the blind chap
lain of the house, in his Invocation
today prayed for restoration to health
of Representative Cummlnga of New
Tork, who Is lying dangeroualy III at Bal
timore. Tbe Burleson resolution calling upon the
War department for copies of all orders
commanding officers In the Philippines
bearing upon the operations In Samar un
der General Jacob H. Smith was adopted.
Aa to Immigration, Mr. Shattuc said:
"Another serious factor of the Industrial
problem Is immigration. The addition of
6,000,000 Immigrants to the labor aupply r,f
our country since 1890 and a current In
crease of 600,000 yearly form a menace to
the labor of our land ahould a period of de
pression again visit our Industries. The
result will be a positive reduction tn the
standard of wages, the standard of living
and the standard., of civilization. Those
Immigrants have moetly settled In the
manufacturing districts and cities, lnten
slfylng the perplexity of the iltuatlon."
The Dlatrlet of Columbia appropriation
bill wai laid aside and Saturday next ant
apart for private bills reported by the com
mittee on claims.
MOODY TAKES THE OATH
Former Maaaachnaetta Congressman la
Kow the Secretary of
WASHINGTON, Msy 1. William Henry
Moody, the new secretary of the navy, took
tbe oath of office at the Navy department
thla morning. The oath was administered
by E. P. Haona, solicitor of the depart
ment. Those present beside the retiring secre
tsry, Mr. Long, were Assistant Secretary
Darling, former Assistant Secretary Hack
ett and Representattvea Roberta, McCall,
Lawrence and Green of Maasachusetta.
Tha entire personnel of the department
was then presented to Mr. Moody, the
clerks at the ssme time bidding Mr. Long
GLENN MUST STAND TRIAL
Officer of Fifth lafaatrr to Face
Canrt-Martlal by Presi
WASHINGTON, May 1. Following the
precedent set In tbe case of General Smith,
the preeldent has himself, through Secre
tary Root, ordered the trial by court
martial of Edwin O. Glenn. Fifth Infantry,
one of the officers referred to In ths ad
ministration of tbe water cure testimony,
developed before tbe eenste Philippine com
Neaalaatloae by the Prealdent.
WASHINGTON, May 1. The president to
day sent tbe following nominations to ths
Thomas Nast, New Jersey, consul gen
eral st Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Nebraaka Frank D. Reed, Sbelton.
Arliona Osorae J. McCabe, Blabee; Ar
thur J. Hudson, Clifton.
California William D. Ingram. Lincoln;
Charles Q. Chamberlain, Pacific Grove;
Shelley Inch, Placevllle; W. J. Hill, 6a
Unas. Colorado Stephen A. Noyea. Idaho
Illinois Chester B. Clsybaugh. Toulon;
Rogsr Walwlck. Ava.
Iowa George A. Watts, Clsar Lake; Lla
cola. Hall. Burt
Kansa William Smith. Galena.
Missouri Joseph M. Phelps. Ceatralla;
William Arnold. Fulton; Charlea L. Har
rta. Harrtaonvuia; William H, Uaughawat
JVafca &IZ, .
DEPLETE WATER OF PLATTE
Expert Stjt Amount Taken Above for Ir
rigation Eobt the Lower Hirer.
SHOULD RESPECT RIGHTS OF OTHERS
Beferee Appointed to Take Testimony
la Salt Between Sehraaka aad
Mlaaonrl Over Poaaeaaloa
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, May 1. (Special Tele
gram.) Elwood Mead, irrigation expert of
the Department of Agriculture, has written
a letter to Congressman Stark In reply to
Interrogatories submitted by the represent
ative from the Fourth Nebraaka dlatrlet,
which Is regarded as one of the most valu
able contributions to literature on Irriga
tion and la especially valuable la view of
the petition Nebraska occupies In relation
to this most vital question. Mr. Mead In
reply to a question says he believes that
the present systems of Irrigation In Colo
rado and Wyoming are wholly or partially
responsible for the absence of water in the
lower Platte river from July to January and
that It has reduced the flow by diversion
from the South Platte. He says the North
Platte has been of little use In Wyoming,
the reason assigned being that tbe country
which It traverses Is too broken for irriga
tion and because of high banka and other
obstacles to Its diversion. Mr. Mead, In
discussing the reason for the reduction of
the water supply in the North Platte, says
the change has not been brought about by
the extended use of water for Irrigation in
Wyoming, but Is due to burning and cutting
of timber at tbe head of the main and trib
utary streams and the tramping down and
hardening of the soil by rains snd live
stock on -both the mountslns and plains
regions bordering the hesds of the two riv
ers. Storaae Wosld Help.
II Is hia upluluu Ibat the stoiage of early
flood waters will tend to increase the late
water supply In the river tn Nebraska. He
believes that storage In Wyoming will ben
efit rather than Injure the water supply In
Nebraska, while an extension ot Irrigation
through the building of large canals from
the main streams will tend to reduce the
late water supply In Nebraska. As to a
combination of the two he frankly says
be ie not clear. As to priorities of use
of water, which has been the subject of
very serious consideration by members of
the Nebraska delegation, Mr. Mead believes
they should be respected across state lines.
He emphatically states that congress has
power to make such legislation as will as
sure protection of water rights notwith
standing the declaration of some state con
stitutions. To quote from his letter:
I am fearful that If the principle of
priority of right Is not mutually recognised
by western states It will lead to litigation
In the United Statea supreme court, which
will not only be expensive, but may result
In a decision which will endanger the right
of Irrigators generally. By this I mean
that a doctrine may be eetabllahed which
will practically prohibit the uae of water
In Irrigation by requiring streams to flow
wholly sa they did before settlement be
gan. Such a doctrine would give steamboat
ownera on the Missouri power to close
ditches tn Nebraska as well aa in Colorado.
It Is not to the Interest of any of the
western statea to hHve such a doctrine
established. The water of the rivers should
be uJ for Irrigation, but an early user
In Nebraska "hould not be cut off bv a
later uaer In Wyoming, nor a user In Wyo
ming or Colorado be cut off by a riparian
land owner who does not use water In a
state lower down.
Statea at Law Over Island.
Attorney General Prout has submitted
to the supreme court a stipulation agreed
upoa between the attorney general of Mis
souri snd himself In regard to the boundary
queatlon affecting some 16,000 acres In Mc
Keeslck's Island, which Is now held to be
a part of Nemaha county, Nebraaka. Mis
souri claims Jurisdiction over this IsTand,
and the supreme court has appointed two
commissioners to take testimony snd pre
sent findings of facts at the next term of
court, Alfred Haxlett being named by the
attorney general of Nebraska as one of
the commissioners , on the part of that
state. The Inland In question Is located at
a point In tbe Missouri river where Ne
braska, Iowa and Missouri almost come to
gether and is just below Hamburg, la., and
so far as Nebraska goes Is known as Island
precinct. Attorney General Prout, spesk
Ing today of the stipulation which he pre
sented to the supreme court, said that he
bad received petitions signed by nine-tenths
of the voters of the precinct asking him to
keep the Island out of the state of Mis
souri. Captain Hull, representative from the
Seventh Iowa district, said today that he
would ask the committee on appropriations
of the senate to Increase the amount ap
propriated for the purchase of a site for
the new public buildings at Des Moines
from $125,000 to $150,000. It appears that
several of the pspers In Des Moines sre
discrediting the appropriation made by tbe
house for the purchase of a rite and are
laying exceedingly mean thing! about Cap
tain Hull'! action In the matter. In Justi
fication of the amount appropriated in tbe
omnlbua bill Representative Hull cited that
New Orleans, with a population of 290,000,
bad an appropriation of $200,000 for a alts
which wai to cover one block; that Toledo,
with a population of 130,000 and whoae low
eat eatlmata for a cite waa $260,000, re
ceived an appropriation of but $125,000,
while Des Moines, with a population of
62,000. rsceives $125,000, although the lowest
estimate for a site was $150,000, furnished
by the custodlsn of the Des Moines post
office and customhouse.
Klltrcdae Bavee Appropriation.
Senator Klttredge had a session with the
conferees on the Indian appropriation bill.
Tbe conference report on the bill had been
made up and algned by the conference when
the Junior senator from South Dakota dis
covered that the conference report had re
duced the appropriation for the Canton In
dian asylum to $13,000. Before tbe report
was presented to the two bouses Senstor
Klttredge saw ths chairman of the house
conferees and Induced Chairman Sherman
to restore the amount of $25,000 as orig
inally appropriated, and Just before the re
port wss read Mr. Sherman took It upon
himself to make the change suggeated, and
tbe Canton asylum wss thereby provided
The delegation of live stock growers
who have been In Washington for the peat
week with a view of securing legislation
looking to a general land leasing law, left
for Nebraska today. Tbey had a final con
ference with the prealdent thla morning,
but It wss not of so aatlsfactory a charac
ter aa they bad expected. Tha prealdent
emphasised an order of Secretary Hitchcock
that the fences the live stock men have
erected oa tbe public domain must come
down by July 1. Bartlett Richard a, the
largest Individual stock grower of ths dele
gation, had hoped to eecure aa extenalon
of time In which to take down tbe fences,
but the president would not hear of any
such suggestion aad made -t a point to
J Continued oa, BocooA Fads.)
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair and Cooler.
Temperatare at Omaha Yeaterdayi
Hoar. Ilea. Hoar. Dev.
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0LMSTEAD IS CONSECRATED
Peaneylvaala Divine Shouldera loke
of Kplacopal Blahop of
DENVER. May 1. Rev. Charles S. Olm
stead of Pennsylvania waa consecrated as
bishop of the Episcopal diocese of Colo
rsdo st St. John's cathedral today. The
large edifice was crowded and more than
half of thoae who desired to attend the
services were unable to gain admission.
The services began at 10 o'clock this
morning snd were not concluded until
nearly 1 p. ra. The cathedral was mag
nificently decorated. An orchestra of five
plecea and a choir of thirty-five voices
The bishop-elect entered the church
alone, preceding the procession of visit
ing bishops and their attending chaplains.
Blahop Daniel S. Tuttle of Missouri wss
consecrator and was assisted by Bishop
Leonard of Salt Lake City and Bishop
Johnetone of Texas, Bishops Taylor of
Qulncy, III., and White of Michigan City.
Ind., were the presenters. The preacher
wae Bishop Lelghton Coleman of Dela
ware. Many other bishops snd prominent
clergymen from all parts of the country
were In attendance.
Early this morning holy communion was
celebrsted at ths cathedral and all tho
Episcopal churches in the city, with es
pecial prayers for the bishop-elect and the
welfare of the diocese.
The presbyters attending the new bishop
during the ceremonies were: James Olm
sted of Burlington, N. J., and Rev. Frank
B. Reazor of Orange, N. J., brother aud
brothar-in-law respectively of the biahop.
Blahop and Mrs. Olmsted held a reception
at the Brown Palace hotel from 4:30 to
6 p. m. Tonight the bishop attended mis
sionary services at the cathedral. The vis
iting bishops will remain over Sunday and
will preach In the various Episcopal
churches on that day.
SHAFFER TO BE RE-ELECTED
Pittahnra to Retain HenHqnartera
and Colnmboa Will Probably Se
cure .ext Convention.
WHEELING, W. Vs., May 1. This morn
ing the Amalgamated association conven
tion la engaged In consideration of com
mittee reports, but It is expected the elec
tion ot officers and the awarding of tbe 1903
convention will be taucn up this after
noon and that the convention will then ad
journ sine die.
Prealdent Shaffer will be re-elected,
PltUrburg will retain the headquarters, and
probably Columbus will secure next yesr's
convention. The Shaffer people are wag
ing a lively battle against M. F. Tighe for
the asslstsnt secretaryship, but It la
thought the Wheeling man will win out,
Conferences will be held with tbe manu
facturers after tbe convention regarding
tbe scales, notwithstanding the fact that
the officers signed them with the principal
manufacturers and that they were en
dorsed by the convention as signed. Tbe
conference will not conalder the rate of
wages, but will tske up certain conditions
rrY.iiltng in various mills, according to
t. ;-rcs3 committee. What the conditions
which the convention wishes to change
are Is not given out, but tbey are of suffi
cient Importance to receive the attention
ef the convention.
The conferences will not be held In Wheel
ing, and It may be a month before they
take place. The wage scale will be pre
sented to the various Independent concerns
by the mill committees. If any of the
companies object a special conference will
FIRE" AGAIN HTS ABERDEEN
Blaaee Which Deatroy Opera Hoasa
aad Grain Palaea Sappoaed
Work af Flrrbnaa.
ABERDEEN. 8. D., May 1. (Special
Telegram.) The eecond disastrous fire
within a week visited this place early this
morning when flames, aided by a gale de
stroyed the opera bouse.
The strong wind threatened to drive the
fire Into the business portion of the city,
but the fire department, aided by a falling
rain,-confined tbe blaze to tbe atructure.
Tbe origin of this conflagration, as well
as of the fire which deatroyed tbe grsln
palace at thla place a few days ago, is no
Hoaae In Sheaandoah.
SHENANDOAH, la.. May 1. (Special. )
Thursday morning fire destroyed the resi
dence of J. G. Young In the west part of
town, together with practically all of the
family's wesring apparel. Tbe fire when
discovered by Young at a few minutes be
fore 3 -o'clock was under such headway
that little could be saved. The building
was Insured for $600. The loai In the
McMahlll and Marab Area Wednesday
morning will reach $8,000 with leai than
half that amount of lniurance.
Barn and Team l.oat.
HARRINGTON, Neb., May 1. (Special
Telegram.) A barn owned . by W. D.
Gould burned thla afternoon, together with
a ipin of horses belonging to Rev. Moore.
It Is supposed that a smsll boy started the
fire. Lore, $."00. Ths timely arrival of tbe
firemen ssved the city a disastrous fire,
as a high wind was blowing at the time.
Fire Playa Havoc la Norfolk.
NORFOLK. Va.. May 1 The business
section of the city was damaged $125,000
by fire today. The tobacco factory of L.
W. Davis, the rsndy manufactory of Boa
man aV Lowman, tbe grocery house of L.
P. Robert! aV Co. and tbe Dispatch news
paper office were among tbe building! de
stroyed. Swliserlaad Health Resort.
BERNE, Switzerland, May L The Our-nlgel-Bad,
a famoui health resort, near the
Hun, wai destroyed by fire laat night. Tha
church alons eacaped. There were no fa
talities. The season 'had not begun and
tbe establishments were unoccupied.
Bailer Mill at Wttttra.
WESTERN. Neb.. May 1. (8peclal.)
The roller flouring mill waa burned about
6 o'clock Wednesday morning, with na In
surance. The origin waa from spontaneous
combuatloh la fins ce-U
TORNADO AT BAYARD
Depot and Sereral Dwelling! Demolished
and Other Buildingi Damaged.
AGENT OF RAILROAD COMPANY MISSING
8uppoeed to Have Been Killed in the
Wreck of the Company Depot.
TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE WIRES DOWN
Extent of the Damage Impossible to Obtain
Until Thej Are Bettored.
RELIEF TRAIN STARTS FROM PERRY
o Authentic Details likely to. Be
Obtained I mil Ita Arrival and
Men Hare Time to Beatore
TERRY. Is.. May 1. (Special TeliRrntv . ,
A small tornado struck the town of Bay
ard, twenty-five miles weat. of here on tho
Milwaukee A St. Tsui road, tonight about 8
o'clock. Hardly any details can be had
ss telegrsrh and telephone wires are all
down. It Is ssld the depot, In which the
agent lived, In demolished; two elevators
are unroofed and several dwellings blown
down. It Is Impossible to tell what, It
any, loes of life or injury to people bsi oc
curred. At 9 o'clock the sgent of the Milwaukee
road, Mr. Arrasmtth, could not be found.
A relief train left bere at 11 o'clock tor
Hurd rains are reported general through
out the central portion of the atate tonight.
DES MOINES, la., May 1. A tornado
struck Bsysrd, la., at 7 30 tonight. Two ele
vators, the Chicago, Milwaukee A St. Paul
depot and a number of dwelling houses
were destroyed. The sgent of the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul railway Is missing
and la supposed to have been killed or In
jured. Telegraphic communication! with
Bayard were paralyzed by tbe storm. De
tails of the disaster are difficult to obtain.
At Vanwert a funnel-shaped cloud
dropped down on the town. Tbe high wind
blew down houaee and bains snd uprooted
large trees. Several people were reported
Injured, but none killed.
At Weldon a farmhouse was blown down
and three children were Injured. The tor
nado was seen from the town of Leroy,
hut that town ws not In Its path. All
these towns, except Bayard, are In De-;
DES MOINES, May 1. (Special Tale
gram.) Two elevators, Milwaukee depot
and numerous dwelling houses were de
stroyed by a tornado at Bayard, on the
Milwaukee road. Tbe agent Is missing and.
may be killed.
Bayard la a small town on tbe Mllwaukes
road In the extreme northern part of Guth
rie county, and has only the one railroad.
BISHOP'S SILVER JUBILEE
Ceremonlea In Honor ot Blaht Rev.
John Lancaater Spaldlna;
PEORIA, 111., May 1. Tbe silver jubilee
of the consecration of Right Rev. John
Lancaster Spalding, bishop of ths dlocsse
ot Peoria, was celebrated at St. Mary's
Cathedral tn this city thla morning, this
being tbe twenty-fifth analverssry of that
occasion. The exercises began with - a
parade from Spalding Institute to the cathe
dral, the proceaalon being formed of all thar
locsl and visiting clergy fully vested and
the Catholic societies of the city In full
regalia. At the cathedral Bishop 8paldlng
celebrated solemn pontifical high maas and
sn elaborate musical program was rendered
by a choir of 100 voices. Ths Jubilee ser
mon was preached by Cardinal Gibbons at
Commencing st 12:80 a banqust waa
served to the dignitaries at the Episcopal
residence, at which the following toasts
were responded to: "Our Holy Father, Lao
XIII." Cardinal Olbbons; "Our Church,"
Archbishop Keans of Dubuque; "Our Coun
try," Archbishop Rlordaa of San Francisco ,
"The Clergy of the Diocese ot Peoria,'
Dean Keating, Ottawa; "Greetings from the
Clergy of the Peoria Diocese," Dean
Mackln of Rock Island.
At tbe cloae of hla response Dean Mackln
preaented Blahop Spalding wtth a purse
containing $7,000 from the clergy of tha
diocese, and with another purse containing
$1,200 from Spalding oounael, Knlghta of
Columbus of Peoria, for the establishment
of a free scholarship la 8paldtng Institute
for boys to be controlled by the bishop.
Blahop- Spalding responded and waa fol
lowed by Rev. Francis J. O'Reilly, rector Of
St. Mary's cathedral, who responded to the
toast, "Our Jubilee Day." Ths ssnnoa
at Ibis evening's exercises will be delivered
by Archbishop Ireland. ,
More than 400 Catholic clergymen from
all parts of the L'nlted States were In at
tendance at the exercises. The decora
tions of the cathedral were lavish and
costly snd were tbe gift of Mrs. John
Cudahy of Chicago, who directed tbe com
mittee to spare no expense.
MERCANTILE TURNS TABLE
Traet Compaay Gete lajaactloa
Beatralalaai Lemp fraas Dlapea
la of Ferry Stock.
ST. LOUIS. May 1 The fight for control
of the Wiggins ferry property took an
other tura today when the Mercantile Trust
company applied to the circuit court for
aa Injunction to restrain William J. Lamp,
the brewer, from disposing of 400 shares
of ferry stock to tbe Mississippi Valley
The pethlon recites that Lamp agreed to
sell his stock to tbe Mercantile Trust
company, but was Induced to turn It over
to the Mississippi Vallay Trust company.
It la also averred that the Mississippi Valley
attempted to buy thla stock at a higher
flgurs in order to prevent tbe Mercantile
getting possession of it
Judge Ferrte granted tha temporary U
luBCiloa, but aUsd. m retura iattw t
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