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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, IAY 8, 1902-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
SAKS HE GOT REBATE
fit. Loaia EeUil Meat Dealer Teitifiei ia
Case Against the Packer.
DECLARES SECRET RETURNS ARE MADE
.Auertf that Armour, Swift, Cudahy and
Morris Control that Market.
UNIFORM PRICE FIXED BY FIRMS
'Weekly Meeting of Cooler Manager! De
cide the C. 0. D. Schedule Lists.
TELLS OF SALE OF CONDEMNED BEEF
Another Wllnm Testifies that In-
rrm of Price of Meat la Oat
of Proportloa to that of
JEFFERSON CITT. Mo., May T. The ex
istence In Bt. Louie of uniform and fixed
meat price and tbe arret rebate In addi
tion to tbe C. O. D. Hat, waa shown by tee
tlmony taken at thla morning's session of
the beef truat Inquiry. Attorney General
Crow aald today that the objection! ralaed
by tbe pack era' attorneye at Tuesday' -slon
of the beef truat Inquiry doea not per
tain to tho validity of ' , e antl-truat law,
but cnly to the law auin-.ixlng tbe Inquiry.
Tbe two atatutee are aeparate.
"The antl-truat law haa been teated twice
Id the eupreme court and ia unassailable,
aid Attorney General Crow.
Maurice Prendlvllle, a Bt. Louie Colon
market meat dealer, waa the flrat witness
examined today. In anewar to queatlona by
the attorney general Prendlvllle teatlfled
that Armour, Swift, Nelaoo Morrla and
Cudahy bad a fixed agreement regarding
"The packera bought pork on successive
daye," aald Prendlvllle. "ao that each can
buy at Ma own price. There la very little
Independent buying In tbe East Bt. Lou la
tock yarda. Tbe big packera keep otbera
out by telling tbe cattlemen that If they eell
any cattle to the Independent buyere they
tnuat aelt to them. .
Beat Grade Goea Eaat.
"A better grade of cattle la aent eaat than
that aold In BU Lou la. The ordinary retail
butcher cannot get blgh-claaa beef. The
beet beef le aold to butchera at 11 cent in
"Did you ever get a rebate T" waa asked
"Four or five months ago I got rebates on
pork from Nelaon Morris. At one time the
cooler managera told me that they had an
agreement to sell at less than St a hun
dred. They would evade the agreement by
siting aome cents lower."
"Ia there an arbitrator In St, Louis?"
asked Attorney General Crow.
1 "Tbe cooler managera meet every
Wednesdsy afternoon and fix a C. O. D.
Hat and on Saturday they bold another
meeting. I do not know who Axes prior
Cor them, but they are fixed the last of
ach week for the. week following.
Y "When a man does not soil hie cattle In
'Eaat Bt. Louis," continued the wltneea,
( "and ehtpe them elsewhere, the packer
(end a dlapatch ahead of him, Instructing
'. the buyer to offer Only so much. Meat
' this year la much Inferior to that aold laet
year. Tba number of cattle aold and killed
In East Bt. Louis thla aeaoon haa been
unusually low. Most of tbe meat haa been
' placed In storage."
William Tsmrre of fit. Louis, formerly
i elty salesman tor Swift, testified to a unt
i form price at which salesmen of all com-
I panlea were Instructed to eell. Attorney
; Ernest C. Dodge haa charge of the C. O. D.
Hat, which la made up every week, tbe
. witness declared.
Price Oat of Proportloa.
Tamme said that the Increaaed price of
meat waa out of proportion to the price of
cattle. He said 100 butchers In St. Louis
bad gone out of buslneea and that the
Mound City Packing company and the North
St. Louie Packing company bad also retired.
1 At tbe afternoon aealon there was addl
tional testimony aa to tbe combination of
. packers, the giving of rebate and the fix
lng of uniform prlcea in St. Louie.
1 Several of the witnesses told of the sale
of condemned beef, some of which was made
Into sausage. T. Z. Werts, a 'Frisco rati
road man at Monnett, waa the last witness.
He grew up In the packing bualnea under
bis father, at Qulncy, 111., and up to a year
ago was for several years manager of a
' branch house of tbe SwaschUd 4b Eujs
berger people at Topeka, Ka-j. He told of
tho existence of a combination between the
various packing companies to fix the price
'.of meata, and related the Incident In which
. be loet his position for celling lard at a half
cent lea per pound than the combine price.
Printing lajanetloa Bill.
CHICAOO, May T. United State District
Attorney 8. H. Dethea returned to Chicago
jtoday after his conference with Attorney
General Knox relative to the investigation
of the so-called beef trust.
It waa announced that the bill for In
junction against tbe big packer I being
printed at Washington and that It will
probably be filed here Friday, when Special
Attorney Day la expected to arrive with It.
Indication are that the ecope of tbe In
quiry bae been broadened materially.
It ha been ascertained that the bill will
ask not only for a dissolution of contracts
entered Into by and between packere, but
that gooda In transit be selxed It It can be
ahown that contract exist whereby rail'
way are allowing packera illegal rites.
Quo warranto proceeding or an appllca
tlon for a writ of ouster against the meat
packing companies composing the "Big
Four" will be the next step In the fight of
Wis state of Mlasourl on the beef trust
Tbe result of the proceedings, If sucreesful,
will be to debar the companies from car
rylng on business in the state.
Attorney Geueral E. C. Crow coaalders
the testimony of the Bt. Joseph butcher on
rebates and concessions at Tuesday's ses
elon of tbe eupreme court Inquiry con
elusive evident of the extstenc and su
premacy ot tbe truat la Missouri.
Bright Prospects for Crops.
8TURGIS. 8. D.. May 7. (Special.) The
farmers of Meade county are rejoicing ever
the outlook for an enormous crop this sea
son. Oldtlmer 'f that there never waa
a time that thee wa a much moisture
In the ground a lM spring and everything
looking so favorable. Tbe streams all over
the county are bank full, a well a all
th water holes. The recent ratn have
brought out the grata so there le already
good grmalog for cattle. Wheat, which wa
eowed early, 1 up and well advanced. A
large amount of potato have been ehtpped
In her for several year, but thl year
the farmer are bound to put a (top to that
by putting la a large crop sad supplying
th demand Uemaolvea.
STANDS FOR EUROPEAN PEACE
Rmperer Francis Joseph of Hangar?
Advocate Clone Helatloaa
BUDA PEST. Hungary, May 7. "As In
the past, o In the future tbe constant en
deavor of my government will be directed
to fostering close relations with our alllea
as well as feeling of confidence with all
other powers, thus contributing to the
maintenance and consolidation of Euro
Thle was tbe most Interesting passage,
from a general internatlon' v viewpoint in
the reply of Emperor Frr ,t. ph to the
addreea of the delegation 'a-Hun-
gary at the reception i ,.,' V. -atl
this morning at Buda Pe
The emperor also made a ' .
portent reference to the Bulcau
"Our unvarying and friendly under..
lng with the Russian empire concern,
event In the near east la conducive to the
continued maintenance of order and tran
quility In these regions.
He remarked that alnce the last session
of the delegations the general political sit
uation had In no way undergone any ma
Subsequent to the meeting of the dele
gations Count Goluchowskl, the Auntro
Hungartan minister of foreign affairs, In
hi opening address said:
"The enormous rise and daily growing
Importance of tbe United Btatea from the
atandpolnt of imperial policy in addition
to our growing Interests In America In
connection with our many subjects resid
ing there, show It I no longer advisable
to delay elevating the rank of our rep re.
aentatlve at Washington to equality with
tbe repreaentatlvea of tbe other great pow.
Tbe imperial foreign minister was confi
dent the delegation would approve thle,
alnce the steps accorded with tbe wtBbe
expressed In both the United Btatee and
WILHELMINA ISSTILL ALIVE
Latest Ballotla from Caatlo Loo Mays
Coodltloa Ia satisfactory Up
to tho Present.
THE HAGUE, May 7. Queen Wllhel
mlna'a physicians issued this morning the
following bulletin from Castle Loo:
Last nle-ht there wee very slight In crease
In the temperature of her majesty, but she
had a good night and thla morning there
Is a complete absence of fever and the pa
tient a general condition le satisfactory.
The 2 p. m. bulletin from Castle Loo an
nounced that tbe condition ot her majesty
waa "satisfactory up to the present."
NEW YORK. May 7. John R. Planten,
consul general of tbe Netherlands, received
the following cablegram today from the
foreign office at The Hague: "Queen's con
dition satisfactory; no fever."
The clause In the Dutch constitution
which Is particularly interesting just now,
cable tbe London correspondent of the
Tribune, provides that If the queen haa a
son her majesty ahall abdicate In hia favor
when he reaches his eighteenth birthday.
If, on the other hand, no child la born
within five year tb Dutch Parliament baa
the power to dissolve tbe marriage.
TEN THOUSAND IN REVOLT
Armed Rebels la China Under Loader
of Military Mandarin Cans
PEKIN. March 7. Bishop' Favler, the
French vicar apostolic in China, haa re
ceived Information to tho effect that 10,000
armed rebel, with several cannon, are par
ticipating in the revolt at Cheng Ting Fu,
Chi LI province.-
It le considered doubtful If Yuan Shi Kal,
the governor of Chi LI, baa sent a sufficient
force to cope with the rebellion. The bulk
ot tbe government forcee, with ten gatllng
guns, are due to arrive at tbe acene of the
The leader of the uprielng le a military
mandarin, who killed hi family before rais
ing the flag of revolt, so aa to prevent their
punishment In the event of bis failure.
REFUSE TO CENSURE GULLEY
Conservatives Defeat - Attempt of
Nationalists to Reprimand
Speaker la House.
LONDON, May 7. The nationalist mem
ber of the House ot Common unsuoceaa.
fully attempted tonight to force a vote ot
censure on the speaker of the house, Wil
liam Court Gulley, In connection with the
suspension from the bouse for one week
of John Dillon, nationalist, who, March 30,
addressed unparliamentary language to
Joseph Chamberlain, tho colonial secretary.
J. J. Mooney, nationalist, had previously
given notice that he would move to censure
the speaker and when Mr. Gulley took the
chair the conservative and liberal membera
roee and greeted him with cheers. Tbe
occupant ot th Irish benches remained
More Esrlhqaskts Reported.
BT. THOMAS, D. W. I., May 7. Advlcee
from the Islands of Saint Vincent, British
West Indiee, announce that for ome daya
earthquake have been experienced In the
neighborhood of the Soufrlere crater, which
haa been emoklng and rumbling. The peo
ple of th vicinity of the volcano are leav
ing for places cf safety. The cable com
munication with the Islands of Martinique
U Interrupted and no further newa can be
obtained at . present ot tbe volcanlo out
break on Mount Pelee.
Heavy Snow la France.
PARIS. May 7. Heavy enow fell at
Abbeville and Amiens in the department
of Booms today and froat la reported from
many places In the northeastern depart
ments. WOMAN LOST JN MOUNTAINS
Several Poises Oat Searching the
Caaatrr In Effort to
CHEYENNE. Wyo.. May 7. (8pclal Tel
egram.) A general alarm waa aounded to
night and tb people aroused to search for
Mrs. Andrew T. Clark, wlf of ex-Alderman
Clara, who diaapytMti'ed fiwui hoi' huuiv
early thl morning. Mr. Clark wa seen
thl afternoon headed toward the Silver
Crown mountaina west of the city, and it
le feared she haa wandered away from the
traveled roads and It may take several
day to find her. Tbe weather ia warm and
the woman will not suffer, unless It be from
thirst .nd hunger. Ia the morning several
Mini Of iiuni&ted fiieu will scour the
prairies and kill In all directions. Mrs.
Clark haa been afflicted with demented
spells for some time and th' la not the
first Urn she ha wandered away and be
come lust on th prairie.
SIGNS OF PEACE APPARENT
Commander of the Orange Free Bute Forces
Bays Amity is Probable.
CABLES HIS PREDICTION TO LONDON
Premier Repudiates Asaertloa that
Great Britain I Weakening ea
gabjeet of Peaee la Ilia
LONDON, May 7. The wife of General
Luca Meyer, the commander of the Orange
Free state force, who 1 In this country,
received a cable message from her husband
. terday eaylng that peace In South Africa
r advices received here today from
. Africa announced that COS Boer had
captured and that ten burgher were
k.. in the neighborhood of Llndley,
Orange River colony) Monday.
Lord Kitchener in reporting tbe capture
of Boers near Llndley eald tbat the British
troope forming a contlnuou line left the
Frankfort. Hellbron and Vredefort line at
dawn without wheels of any sort and pro
ceeded rapidly south, reaching the Kroon
stad and Llndley neighborhood with the re
sult announced. Tbe British casualties
The captured men represent the moel lr
reconctllable Boers In the Orange River
Lord Salisbury, during hie epeech today
at the annual grand habitation of the Prim
rose league here, said the government had
not receded an lota from It previous peace
terms to the Boer.
At the same1 time he said the country
must not expect the "ashes of past con
flicts" to be extinguished Immediately.
Great Britain had had a great and serious
war; but. admitting that misery and suf
ferine had been caused. It "must be recog
ntzed that the power, preetlge, Influence
and magic effect of our great empire are
more potent, more efficient and more ad
mlrable than ever before.
"We have suffered," oontlnued the pre
nrler, "but we have greatly won. It waa
impossible not to feel that the effort of
the country have, In aome cases, not been
Makes Indlanant Denial.
The other day Mr. Morley aeked If there
was a single member of the cabinet of
1889 who. If he could have foreseen the re
sult of the policy on which they were the
launching the country, would not have
checked the diplomacy leading to such de
plorable results. As a member of that
cabinet he (Lord Salisbury) wlahed to meet
thle statement with the moat Indignant
denial. The war had been used by aome
politician for the squalid purpose of In
luring their opponents. When a neighbor
ing power or tribe Invaded hie majesty'
dominion and made an attack which wa
a gross and flagrant outrage. It could only
be met by lighting In their own country
thoee who had despised the rights and
sovereignty of our sovereign.
The premier repudiated the assertion
that Great Britain was weakening on the
subject of peace terms. He declared the
ooujtry could not afford to eubmlt to the
suggestion that affair should be allowed
to slide back Into a poattlon where h
would be In the power ot the enemy when
the opportunity suited them to renew the
Issue for which this country had fought
during the last three years.
Moat Kill rower o Renew It.
When the conflict waa over all possible
would be done to mould their present op
ponent so they could take up their poet
tlon In the empire- which had conferred so
many blessing on' the human race. But
it must be thoroughly understood that the
whole government of the country waa to
be of auch character that It would be
Impossible that the struggle could be re
newed. It waa Important that this should
be made clear, for some people thought
the empire might become tired. He did
not wiah to convey tbe Idea that there
wae any feeling of bitterness towards the
Boers, for there waa nothing the govern
ment more earneetly dealred than that
they ahould enjoy all the privileges con
ferred on their brother nations by the co
Touching on the queatlon of imperial
federation. Lord Salisbury warned his hear
ers ot the danger ot over-haate and ex
horted thoee who were anxious to secure
federation to earneatly consider the stepa
they were going to take and the result
"We cannot," he said, "safely Interfere
by legislative action with the natural de
velopment of our relations to our daugh
ter countries. I look with apprehension
on any attempt, unleea backed up by tbe
strong mass of public opinion, to antici
pate events or forecloee precious results
which, if we are patient and careful, are
In store for the empire."
NO REPROACH TO SAILORS
Coadaet of American Seamen at
Trieste Bald to Bo Fa alt
VIENNA, May 7. It wa learned here to
day that the fact of tbe reported arrest at
Trieste of four sailors from th cruiser
Chicago for alleged disorderly conduct In
a cafe, are aa follow:
La it Sunday evening four Bailors from
Chicago were baited by a crowd of civilians
while ashore at Trieste. The police Inter
fered and arrested one of tbe civilian
The chief of police at Trieste say th
conduct ot tb American sailors ashore was
Ko Troth la Reported Ontrasre.
VIENNA. May 7. There Is no truth In
the report (published by a newa agency In
the United State yesterday) that demon
atratlon In favor of th re-eetabllahment
of tbe kingdom of Poland occurred at War
saw Tuesday and that the demonstrator
were charged by Cossack, who rod ovsr
th people, flogging them with knout, that
at person were killed and tZi were Injured
and that over too people were arreated, in
eluding children under 10 year of age.
Besleated Town I Relieved.
LONDON. May 7. The town of O'Oklepf.
Western Cape Colony, which bad been be
sieged since April i by a Transvaal force
under Commandant Smuti, has been re
lieved by a British force under Colonel
Cooper. The garrison was in good health
and only a tew of tbe troop war wounded.
The Boer retired south. Lord Kitchener,
la reporting the relief of O'Oklepf, add
tbat th Concordia district. In about tb
am part ot Cape Colony. ) clear ot Boers.
Adopt Ortslaal Meaaar.
COPENHAGEN, May T. Th landthlng
today teadopled the uilgiuii resolution rs
gardlng the' Danish Weat Indiee treaty
after two hour' spirited debate. The
matter was then referred to a conference
commute consisting of thirty members of
MESSAGE FR0M PpPE LEO
(able ram Conveys Expression of
Sorrow from Vatican oa
Death of Corrteaa.
NEW YORK. May 7. The Rev. Dr. Per-
rantt, Italian secretary to Archbishop Cor-
rlgan, tonight made public, a cablegram
which wna received at tbe archleplscopal
residence from Cardinal Rampolla, pontifi
cal secretary of atate at Rome, expressing
tbe sorrow of Tope Leo at th demise ot
Mgr. Corrlgan. Tbe cablegram waa ad
dressed to the Rev. Dr. Ferrantl and I a
The holy father with great orrow learn
of the death of the Brand archblehop,
whom he hoped to see In Home very soon.
HI holiness, who appreciate very highly
the expeclal merits of the dead prelate, ex-
S reused his sympathy from the depth of
Is heart for the metropolitan rhurfh of
New York, and he prays una to give to tne
soul of the great arrhnlshop the repose of
the just and the premium of eternal glory,
Pontifical Secretary ot State.
Masse for the repose of the eoul of Arch
bishop Corrlgan were said today at St. Pat
rick's cathedral and were largely attended.
The o'clock masses were celebrated by
Rev. Father Lavelle, rector of the cathedral
and Rev. Father Daly. At 7 o'clock Rev.
Oeorge W. Corrtgan, a brother ot the dead
archbishop, and Bishop MeQuald of Roch
ester officiated and at 8 O'clock Rt. Rev.
Ignatius Sanchex de Oca.' blahop of San
Luis Fotosl, and Rev. Father McAleer of
the cathedral clergy, were the celebrant.
Later In the morning tbe body ot the
archbishop wae carried to the cathedral and
placed at the end of the center aisle, and
Just In front of the altar. The head was
placed toward the altar and waa elevated,
so that the mourner could see the face of
the dead prelate when halt way down the
At the time there were thousanda of per
sons grouped about the cathedral awaiting
tbe hour wheu the doors would be opened
so they might have an opportunity to pay
a laat tribute of respect to tbe archbishop.
The body was attired In the funeral robe.
These consisted of a purple silk cassock,
purple silk sash, lace rochet, linen anlce,
lace alb. cincture, stole, maniple, purple
Ilk tunic, purpls silk dalmatic, purple silk
chaualble, purple eandals and stocking and
whit damaak mitre. ,
There also was the pectoral cross, the
pallium, the crosier In the left and the
Episcopal amethyst ring on the right hand.
The musical program for the requiem
mass contains selections from Mozart, Verdi
and Ambroa Thomas.
After the body wa taken Into the ca
thedral a service ws held at which Fath
ers Phelan, McCrecdy and Blood pronounced
the absolution of the dead. Father Lavelle,
rector of the cathedral, requested that no
flower be sent to the cathedral, because
the archbishop wa opposed to flower at
funeral and hi views ahould be respected
When the doors were thrown open to the
public line were formed by the police and
everything possible was done to give every
one opportunity to tee the dead prelate'
face for the laat time.
LITTLE GIRLJJADLY BURNED
Man Also Receive Severe Barna In
Extinguishing tho Blase la
DEADWOOD, 8. D.. May 7. (8peclal Tel
egram.) Laura, the 6-year-old daughter of
Mrs. Annie Cedarholm, while playing with
fire thlt -afternoon ignited her clothing and
before the' flames could be extinguished
waa probably fatally burned. Jamea Munn,
a wealthy contractor, who extinguished the
tire, was very badly burned in his attempt
to save her.
ACCIDENT IN HOMESTAKE MINE
One Miner Killed and Another Serl-
oaaly Injnred by- Glvlntr War
of a Timber.
LEAD, S. D., May 7. (Special Telegram.)
August Frank, a miner working on the
600-foot level of the Homestake mine, was
killed today by falling rock, and Stephen
Heard, another miner, waa seriously In
jured. The accident was caused by the
giving way of a timber.
Hallway for Hot flprlnga.
HOT SPRINGS, S. D., May 7. (Special.)
The newly elected mayor, Dr. A. 8. Stewart,
and the' new council met laat evening and
qualified. Mayor Stewart named J. F.
Park city auditor, Jamea Dornan city mar
thai and Charlea S. Eastman city attorney,
tbe two former being reappointed. At the
next meeting of the council Dr. R. D. Jen
nings and associates, who are underetood to
be wealthy Chicago. men, will ask for a
franchise for a atreet railway to extend
from tbe Cathollcon hotel. In tbe extreme
southern portion ot the city, to the plunge
bath In the northern part of town and also
to the Soldiers' borne grounds.
Klttredaro Eadoraed by Brown.
ABERDEEN, 8. D., May 7. (Special Tel
egram.) The Brown county republican
convention met today and selected dele
gate to tbe atate convention. Resolutions
were paaaed endorsing member of con
gress and Governor Herreld and pledging
support for tbe renominatlon of Klttredge,
endorsed a candidate for United Statea
senator. Delegatea were Instructed for C.
B. Collin, candidate for state treasurer.
Extension Resolution Filed.
PIERRE, 8. D.. May 7. (Special Tele
gram.) Resolution of extension of tbe
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway
from Eureka, 8. D., to Linton, N. D., wa
filed In ths office ot tbe secretary of atate
today. Tbe atate brand commission met
today and will be in session through tbe
week to clear up accumulated business.
They have about 150 brands to paaa on.
Explosion Injorea Engineer.
YANKTON. 8. D., May 7. (Special Tele
gram.) William Kelbm, fireman on a
Northwestern passenger train on the Yank-toa-Centerville
branch, was aertously In
jured by a lubricator glass blowing up In
the cab while at Centervllle yeaterday
evening. He will lose bis left eye and may
not recover. Kelbm was married only
three week ago.
Tennessee Coal and Iron.
NEW YORK, May 7 The report of the
Tennessee Coal. Iron and Kailroad company
for the year ending lecember 31 waa made
public today. It placed the mining and
manufacturing prohia at $1.64o.lua. Other
incomes of made the total Income
ll.725.Kis. After payment of llS.v ln divi
dends. tS2.1M for interest, for
royalties. Ilol.feM for reserva and charging
off o8.47 for depression there remained a
balance of t243.88. There was extended
during the year for new construction: At
Enslry Steel works, 1 o. ; at Pratt works
M6 3TU; at Bessemer Rolling mills. $12.70,
and at other plants SW.ax. The com
pany's capital lok consists of I3,oa2,2u0
common and 624. preferred.
Chirac Csatrciilsaal Nomination.
CHICAOO. May 7. Congressman James
R. Mann was renominated by acclamation
as republican congressional candidates for
the Second district today. Martin U. Mad
den waa nominated In th Firt district.
JUDGE CALDWELL'S SHOES
Eersral Fain of Feet in Wait
Might Fill Them.
CANDIDATES FOR POSSIBLE VACANCY
Greea ot Omaha, Lambertsoa of Lin
coln and MePheraoa of Red Oak
Are Named aa la Line for
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. May 7. (Special Tele
gram.) There Is a well defined rumor cur
rent In Washington that Judge Henry Clay
Caldwell of the Eighth United States cir
cuit le shortly to retire from the bench,
in which event there will b a moat Inter
eating conteat for tbe vacancy thus created
on tbe part of men well known in the weat.
Already Judge Smith B. MePheraoa of Iowa
ba announced himself as a candidate for
the position anl it 1 understood tbat Judge
Wtliam Gather Hook. United States judge
for the district of Kansaa will be a can
didate, while Nebraska will In all probabil
ity preeent. two aspirant for thl very dis
tinguished position. Oeneo M. Lambertson
of Lincoln and Charles J. Greene of Omaha.
It Is stated tbat Mr. Greene, should he
desire to be a candidate, aa now seems pos
sible, will bring to bear upon the appoint
ing power the very strongest recommenda
tion possible. Judge Caldwell wa ap
pointed In. 1864 United States Judge for
the Eadtern district of Arkansas by Presi
dent Lincoln and ln 1890 wa appointed by
President Harrison judge of the Elghtb
United States circuit. Judge Caldwell went
out from Iowa to the war and became major,
lieutenant colonel and colonel, and entered
Little Rock, Arkanaaa' capital booted and
purred to take his position upon the dis
trict bench. Judge Caldwell I now 70 year
of age and believe that he ha reached
the retiring period.
Answer the Commercial Clnb.
Secretary Wilson ot the Department of
Agriculture la reply to resolution passed
by the Commercial club of Omaha criticis
ing the action of the department In publish
ing a list of various proprietary article for
the benefit of the farming communities of
the country, has written a letter to Senator
Millard defending the action of the depart
ment ln publishing the formula of Insecti
cides, saylrg the organic law authorizes the
secretary of agriculture to Investigate all
problems' thereto pertaining, and that In
conformity with such law the chemist of
the department has been making studies
of the composition of various Insecticides
which are offered to farmers. He saya in
defense ot his publication of certain for
mulae that inveatigation has shown that
many of the so-called Insecticides are of
very little utility, yet are aold to farmers at
fancy prlcea. Which are far above their real
value. He says that he haa no desire to
harm legitimate business, but on the other
hand, ho believes that no one will maintain
that any Industry which is fraudulent or
deceptive in any way or form has any just
place ln our economlo edifice.
"Tbe duty of thl department to the
farmer ot the country," said Secretary
Wilson, "t paramount and th Department
of Agriculture exists for tbe purpose of
protecting our agricultural Interests," Con
cluding bis letter, the secretary says tbat
If the Commercial club of Omaha fully un
derstood the position of the department In
tbls matter, be did not believe It would
ask for suppression of tbe truth.
. Use of neserve Timber.
. Th house committee on public land to
day favorably reported Congressman Lacey's
bill providing that timber procured from
forest reserves created under an act of
congress approved March 3, 1891,- shall not
be used outside the state or locality where
cut. except ln cases In which, ln the dis
cretion of tho secretary of the Interior,
the exigencies are such a to render It
advisable to permit tbe use of the timber
Fate of Irrigation.
Friends ot Irrigation who are canvassing
the house with a view of ascertaining juot
bow each member stand upon this question
assert that they ars receiving very grati
fying cvldencea that the subject is being
seriously considered by republicans from
nearly every section of the country. While
they admit that If the vote were taken to
morrow upon tbe Irrigation bill now pend
ing It would probably be defeated, they un
hesitatingly atate that there are so many
membera of tbe lower house In the doubt
ful column, and who say they desire to
hear both aides of the question. It gives
thorn encouragement and strengthen their
belief that they will have votes sufficient
to pass the measure when finally reached.
An organisation was effected yesterday
wherein Representative Mondell of Wyo
ming wa made caucus chairman and Rep
resentative Ne,wlands of Nevada secre
tary, and every active friend of Irrigation
was appointed a working committee to can
vaea a certain number of hia colleague ln
order to ascertain their view In relation
to thl measure. This committee did not
designate any particular time in which to
report, but it is thought that there will
be another meeting within the next week
for the purpose of comparing note and
deciding upon further plan of action.
Spending Indlaa Money.
The conference report on the Indian ap
propriation bill which wa adopted today
by both houe of congress, thereby Bend
ing the bill to the president, appropriate
$10,000 for roada and bridges on th Omaha
and Winnebago reservation ln Thuratoh
county and provldea tbat this amount ahall
be taken out of the funds of the Omaha
and Winnebago Indian on deposit In tbe
treasury. Senator Millard In discussing
thl question a being moat unusual, laid
if he had not accepted the qualifying clauae
of tbe amendment he would have loat the
entire amendment, as the disposition of
conferees was to knock out all matter ap
propriating money out of the treasury
where the expenditure of aald money waa
for the express use and benefit of the In
dians, aa In tbe case of tbe construction
of bridges and maintenance of roads on
ths Indian reservation of the Omaha In
Nebraska. It 1 believed, however, tht
notwithstanding th aenator' explanation
there will be no considerable 111 feeling
over using Omaha and Winnebago truat
funds for Improvement of tbe reservation.
Millard's Boar Day.
Senator Millard waa notined today by the
postofflce department that the star rout
running north and south of Lakeside ln
Sheridan county on the line of the Bur
lington railroad had been changed to run
from Ellsworth, a point ten mile eaat. Tb
change ln this rout wa don at th In
stance of Bartlett Rlcbarda, who made th
original request upon tbe postmaster gen.
eral, backed, up by a leiicr of recciuuicud
atlon from Senator Millard.
Some time age Benator Millard aaked th
war department to ascertain th wbere-
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CITY GUARDIANS CONVENE
Chiefs of Police Meet In Annual Con
vention In Kentucky and
LOUI9VILLE. Ky.. May 7. Tbe ninth
annual convention of tbe Association of
Chiefs of Police of the United States and
Canada was called to order here today by
Mayor Granger. About 225 delegatea are ln
attendance. Among the prominent chiefs
here are Matthew Kiely of SU Louis. Thilip
Deltech of Cincinnati, Francis O'Neill of
Chicago, J. Journee of New Orleans. A. H.
Leslie, director of public safety of Pitta
burg; Richard Sylvester of Washington, D.
C, and Harvey O. Carr of Grand Rapids.
After the welcoming eddreases Harvey O.
Carr, the secretary of the association, made
hi report and President Sylvester resd his
annual address and report
Committee on resolutions, by-lawa and
credentials were then appointed.
St. Louis and New Orleans are In the
race for the next convention. The chiefs
are apparently ln the humor of re-electing
Major Sylvester president and Chief Carr
secretary and treasurer. During the meet
ing the by-laws will be changed In order
to make the organization an international
Congress will be urged to pas the bill
providing for the support of the Bertlllon
ystem by the government and recommend
ation will be made as to the member to
serve on the board of control. Numerous
chief have also expressed themselves a
favoring a secret code of communication
to be used by members of the association.
HOPKINS ISJTHE FAVORITE
Looked Upon as Choir of Illinois
Convention for Senator
SPRINGFIELD, 111., May 7. Already
there are a number of delegates on tao
ground to attend the republican state con
vention which meet tomorrow. The ac
tion of Cook county convention yesterday
ln Indorsing Chris Mamer tor supreme
court clerk and Fred BuBse for state
treasurer la regarded as conducive to these
offices, although tbe sentiment among tha
country delegate is agalnat giving both
offices to Cook county. A rumor is afloat
here to tbe effect tbat Busae may decline
to be a candidate. State Senator Small
la regarded as tbe probable nominee for
treasurer If Busae should voluntarily with
draw. In regard to the senatorshlp situation It
Is conceded by practically everybody today
that the convention will Indorse Hopkins.
Senator Mason, however, is still Insistsnt
that no such action' will b taken. Con
greasman Cannon arrived from Danville
thla afternoon. He will . be temporary
chairman of the convention. He had noth
ing to ay for publication except that tbe
convention will Indorse Hopkins.
NO DECISION IN MINES CASE
Meeting; of Kxecotlve Board
to Develop a Kettle
SCRANTON, Pa., May 7. The executive
boards ot tbe United Mine Worker of
America for tbe three district comprising
the anthracite coal region met here today
to consider the report of the special com
mittee which had been ln conference with
the presidents of the coal carrying rail
roads and to decide whether the men are
to remain at work or go cn atrlke for In
creased pay, a ahorter day's work and an
Insistence that the coal shall be weighed
at the mines. The miners' repreaentatlvea
were In session all of today, but nothing
was done of which any definite knowledge'
would be given tbe public.
When the meeting adjourned President
Mitchell gave out the following meager
and indefinite response to a request for an
account of what bad been done:
"The committee la canvassing the situa
tion very carefully. No decision has aa yet
been reached. The committee will meet
again tomorrow at 9 o'clock a. m."
TAKES UP THE NAVE INTERESTS
James McCord Boys Oat Holdlntts of
His Former Partner In Tarlooa
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., May 7. (Special Tele
gram.) It Is announced tonight that all
the varied and extensive financial Interests
of the Nave-McCord company have been
taken over by Jamea McCord and tbe mem
bers of his family. For half a century this
firm has been prominent ln financial af
fair of the west, being Interested ln bank
ing, mercantile, manufacturing and cattle
enterprises. The death of Samuel Nave a
few months ago has resulted In James Mc
Cord, the aged financier, assuming per
sonal control of the bualnea. Thl firm
own or ha Interests In Jobbing houses
in Chicago, Kansaa City, Omaha, Topeka,
Hutchinson, Wichita, Pueblo and Denver.
EXPOSITION BUILDING SOLD
tractnro Goea at Aactlon to fiatlafy
Mortgaae Held by Bond-
ST. LOUIS. May 7 Th St. Loul Expo
ttlon building wa sold at public auction
thl afternoon for $280,000. Frederick W,
Lebmann purchasing the property for tbe
St. Louis Union Truat company. Tbe sale
waa forced by tbe bondholdera who ware
surety for a mortgage of $150,000 on tb
property. They never had been able to
collect on their bonds with the exception of
The Exposition building, containing
music hall with a seating capacity of 8,000,
and an Immense coliseum, probably will be
torn down to make way for a library build
ing to cost $500,000. Carnegie recently
promised $1,000,000 with which to build a
main library and ten branches.
Victim's Body Ideatiaed.
DYERSVILLE. Ia., May 7. (Special.)
Tbe body of the old man found by the
track of the Illinois Central a week ago
has been Identified as that of James Rets
a prominent contractor ot Redmond. Ia.
Deslrartlv Fir la Hnaalaa Town.
ST. PETERSBURG. May 7. A fir at
Lobynsk, government of Minsk, ba de
stroyed 7J house and (50 small shops.
REBELS IN FULL SWAY
Insurrectionist Under Vice President Vat
qnei Control Santo Domingo.
PRESIDENT JIMINE2 SEEKS REFUGE
When Capitol ii Surrendered IxecutiTs
Fleei to French Cousulate.
PEACE EXISTS IN PART OF REPUBLIC
Hostilities Suspended at Puerto Plata
Taken bj Revolutionists.
SAN DOMINGO ALSO IN THEIR POWER .
Vaaqne Lays Foundation for F.xlen
loa of HI Dominion Ty .eulr
InK Monition of War in.,
MONTE CRISTI. Santo Domingo. Mjj- 7.
Further confirmation waa received l.e.e
today of the surrender ot San Domingo,
capital cf Santo Domingo, Friday last to
th revolutionary force commanded by Vic
I'resldeut Vasquex. The provisional govern
ment established there will retain power
until new electlona have been held.
Peace is completely re-establibed In th
southern part of Santo Domingo. Advices
from Puerto Plata, on the north coast, an
nounce that the crew ot the Dominican war
vcesel at that port ha lded with tbe In
surgent and yesterday conveyed to the
governor. General Drschampa, an order to
An agreemtn. providing for a suspension
of hostilities at Puerto Plata was signed
later ln tho day, so as to permit the draw
ing up of tbe conditions on which the port
will capitulate to the revolutionists.
When Ban Domingo city surrendered ta
Vice President Vasquex, President Jlmlnea
ought refuge In tbe French consulate the.,
t'cpitalatea to It evolution tat.
SAN DOMINGO, Banlo Domingo. Friday.
May 2. Tbe Dominican capital capitulated
today to the revolutionary forces com
manded by General Horatio Vasquex, tbe
vice president of the republic. The presi
dent, Jlmlncx, sought refuge lu the French
consulate and many government officer ob
tained shelter ln the French and United
The revolutionary troops entered the cap
ital quietly. There waa no enthusiasm
shown by tbe population here at tbe entry
of the victorious army.
The approach of the revolutionists to tba
capital waa announced after two days ot
heavy fighting between the government
troops and the forces of General Vasquex,
during which many were killed or wounded
on both sides.
When it became known here tbat General
Vasquex threatened to attack San Domingo
tbe United States mlnloter, William F.
Powell, as dean of the diplomatic corps,
requested the Dominican government to In
form him irgardlng the arrangementa mad
la protect tbe lives and property of tor- -
signer here, rddlng that in case no pr-
caution were tkkon b would consider It
hi duty to take ch meaaures to provtd '
for tholr safety a the situation demanded.
The nature of the repl) ot tbe government
was not made public.
General Alejandro Wos Oil wa appointed
minister of war at about tbat time and
Intense excitement prevaJed here among
the population and In government circle
when the new ot tb appiach of th
revolutionary army became generally
Merlin- of the Dtplomata.
When the revolutionists wer sighted
Minister Powell called a meeting of th
diplomatic and consular bodies at tbe
United States legation for tbe purpose of
deciding upon the best mean of protecting
lite and property and to prevent injury to
non-combatant In case of an assault being
made on San Domingo, with the result tbat
a delegation, composed of tbe United 8tates
minister; tha French minister, M. de Joux;
the Spanish consul. Dr. Perera Bleaa; tbe
German consul, Herr von Kroslgk; the
Italian consul, Elgnor Camblaao, and th
British consul, Mr. Gosling, wa appointed
to wait upon General Vasquex and Inform
him tbat no attack could be mad on th
capital, under tbe rule of war, until due
notice had been given to the diplomatic, and
consular corps here.
A messenger waa then dispatched to Gen
eral Vasquex, asking blm to select 'th
time and place for an Interview with tb
delegation. The messenger returned with
the reply that the revolutionary general
bad appointed tbe following morning -for
tbe Interview, adding that In tbe mean
while he would suspend all hostilities If tbe
government would agree to adopt the asm
During (he evening, however, General
Vasquex informed tbe government that ho
wa shipping munition of war on a gun
boat to Ban Domingo and tbat bo bad sent
troop to the Oxama river to take posses
sion of the port and prevent ateamers from
leaving Ban Domingo. Mr. Powell was ad
vised of these movement and h dispatched
another messenger to General Vasquas, de
manding that hi troops retire, according
to the agreement that he would suspend all
hostilities. Tbe revolutionist, however, al
ready practically bad possession of tb city
and the diplomatic and consular delegation
met General Vasquex the next day. May X,
with tbe view of Inducing him to send a
committee to San Domingo to arrange with
the government th term for tb formal
surrender of th capital. The general
agreed to thla.
Teruia of tho Surrender.
Later, the same day, however, th Haytlan
minister, L. Borno, end th Spanish min
ister communicated to the revolutionary
commander a message from President
Jlmtnez, consenting to tbe drawing up ot a
treaty of capitulation, which waa to pro
vldeva full guaranty for th aafety of th
officers, employe and defender of tb gov
ernment, as well a for tbe security of
personal property. The president and tb
minister, It wa further agreed, wer not
to leave th country befor th submission
of all tb authorities ot th different dis
tricts of Santo Domingo bad been recelvsd
and all political prisoner wer to b
The revolutionary army entered Baa
Domingo at It a. m. tb ame day, Friday,
rnd took possession of tb government
Th form of th new government of Santo
Domingo has not been decided upon.
As tbls dispatch is sent no foreign war
ahlpa have arrived her.
Later la tho day It became known here
that Puerto Plata had capitulated to th
revolutionist, who today took poasession
of tb town and th fort. General De
Champ, th former governor, embarked en
a French steamer bound for Haytt. All la
quiet at Puerto Plata.
Th United States cruiser Cincinnati left
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