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The Omaha Daily . Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, FHIDAY MORNING, MAY 9, 1902 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COrY FIVE CENTS.
HOPKINS THE CHOICE
BcpretenUtire Indorsed for Senator Orer
Mason by Illinois Bepublicans.
GOVERNOR YATES WARMLY SUPPORTED
Etwee-Mason Fiction Meets a Complete
Defeat in Btate Convention.
FORMER SUBMITS TO THE PARTY'S ACTION
Mason, However, Still Asserts Confidence
in His Re-Election to Senate.
NOT DISTURBED OVER THE OUTCOME
Etelriratea Adopt Resolutions Com
sending President Roosevelt's Able
Administration and Heufllrm
tng Republican Prloclplca.
For United States Senator
ALHERi J. HOPKINS, Aurora
For Clerk of the Supreme Court
CHRIS MANES. Chicago
For State Treasurer
FRED A. BUSSE. Chicago
For Btate Superintendent of Public In
struction. .ALFRED BAYI-IHS, Streator
For Truiiteea of the State University....
MRS. LAt'HA EVANS,
WILLIAM B. M KINLEY,
SPRINGFIELD. Ilk., May 8. The repub
lican state convention, held here today,
made the above nominations. It waa a
decisive victory for the state administra
tion and what Is known as thai "Yates-Jlopklns-Lortmer-Northcott"
The convention indorsed the administration
of Governor Yates, and the candidacy of
Congressman Albert J. Hopkins of Aurora
for United States senator by a an over
whelming majority. The fight against the
Indorsement was led by Judge 1 T. Sher
man, former speaker of the house of rep
resentatives. The convention was the
largest held in an off year in Illinois for
mny years and convened in Machinery
ball at the state fair grounds at noon.
Congressman Hopkins and Governor Yates
were given ovations when they appeared in
the hall. Chairman Rowe of the state con
vention called tba convention to order and
Introduced as the temporary chairman of
the convention Congressman Joseph O.
Cannon. Congressman Cannon addressed
tha convention briefly.
Upon reassembling in the afternoon Lieu
tenant Governor William A. Northcott was
elected permanent chairman. Mr. North
cott made an eloquent speech, in which he
eulogized many republican leaders and ssld
some complimentary things about Senator
Report Causes n. Stir.
Judge Elbrldge Hancey of Chicago read
the report of the committee on resolutions.
He was frequently interrupted by applause
nd particularly at the mention of name
of Tanner, Roosevelt and Yates. When
the resolution indorsing Hopkins was read
there was a tremendous outburst, which
lasted several minutes. Judge Hancey
moved the adoption of the report and
called for. the -previous question. Judge
Sherman leaped to' UTS' feet and demanded
"To what point do you arise T" asked
"I arise to present a minority report
from the committee' said Judge Sherman,
while the anti-administration faction
cheered. "The chair rules," said Chairman
Northcott, "that a minority report Is In
the nature of an amendment, unless It Is
presented by the chairman of the conven
tion, and cannot come before this body as
Storm of Hlasea.
This ruling threw the convention Into
confusion and It was greeted by a storm
of hisses and cat calls. Judge Sherman
offered to expedite matters by turning his
report over to the chairman of the com
mittee to read, but Judge Hancey declined
on the ground that he bad no Inatructtons
from the committee. The main question
was put and the roll called, and resulted-
ayes, 937; noes, C61. 'The previous ques
tion was declared carried amid great ex
citement. The question then arising on the adop
tion of the report of the committee, Judge
Sherman demanded a division of the ques
tion under the rules of the house of rep
resentatives and a separate roll call waa
taken upon the endorsement of the sen
atorial candidacy of A. J. Hopkins, result
ing in the adoption of the endorsement
by a vote of 1,0154 for and 492 against.
Mr. Hopkins was called on and briefly ex
pressed his thanks. The report of the
committee on resolutions as adopted la as
Teat of Reaolationa.
As republicans of Illinois, tn state conven
tion assembled, we attirm the platform
adopted by the national republican conven
tion at Philadelphia in 1900 and pledge anew
our loyal support to the principles therein
film red. We record the people's deep eenee
of loss In tha tragic death of their presi
dent, William MiKlnl.y, sol. Iter, patriot,
statesman, tie gave to the nation eervleea
so eminent as to secure to him not only a
rla.ee tn history among the world's great
adera, but also a lasting place in the
hearts of his countrymen.-
We deplore the deatli of that unflinching
exponent of repuulluun principles, John R.
Tanner. In him the state of Illinois lost
a tileiull(1 administrator, the republican
larty a peerless leader, and honest men a
We fully endorse and commend the ad-
? ilnistr.llon of the national government by
'resident Theodore Roosevelt. Wa beir
a I mess to the many si-rlous questions, for
eign snd domestic, which have been en
countered by him and his chosen advisers
end express the highest appreciation of
the ability, Justice and wisdom with which
tliy have been met.
We unreservedly endorse the clean, hon
est and economical administration of atate
affairs under Governor Richard Yates and
we uolnt to the solvency of the state treas
ury and the business like conduct of the
' oViiartments of the stste us indisnutsble
proof that the welfare Sf the great state
of Illinois demands that tile republican
party remain in control of its affairs.
Indorsement of Hopktua.
Recoanlsinsr the ability. exDeiience and
fltiMM of the Hon. Albert J. Hopkins for the
IMMtuiun of trailed states senator from this
state, we heartily endorse his candidacy
for that position and request the members
or tne ioriy-itura general assemoiy or Illi
nois to elect him to represent thla stste In
the senate of the Vnlted States.
We endorse tha record of our national
rnatora and representatives for their serv
es In the present congress.
We declare that a fair and Just recogni
tion of the services of the federal sol. Iters
and sudors of the late civil war and those
of the recent war with Bpaln requires that
a liberal provision be mas oy pensions for
the dlsvblod survivors and for the widows
and orphans ot those wno fell lor (he nag.
We commend the brilliant and patriotic
services of our army and navy In maintain
ing the dignity and honor of our flag on
the sea ami our foreign possessions sua ws
condemn the mallgnaut attacks now being
nils upon our soldiers and aallors.
We epprove, of the republican policy of
T ruler t Ion under w hich our industries have
developed, agriculture has been benefited
and labor has been given steady employ
ment at constantly Increasing wages, and
we approve of all ortiantiatione that will
-fceneni the condition of labor and result In
tba cununon good of the toiling masses. Ws
(Continued on 8ecoad Page.)
AGREEMENT OF THE COMBINE
Conditions of the Shlpplnu- Consolida
tion Are Given Ont In
LONDON. May 8. The Associated Trees
has secured copies of the shipping com
bine agreements. ,)vev are called "pro
visional agreemen. '4 -the purpose of ac
quisition on or betv VV.ember 31, 1902,
of the White Star, Dom"?,. rv American sod
om '. v American snd
lines. ' Arranlted
Atlantic Transport lines, '' Organised
under the direction
of the to the
bankers, v f '!y; the
satisfaction of the
Morgans, under the law of the . of
New York, or such other state as sv e
selected." The vendors, Iamay, Imrlb ft
Co., Mills Co (Dominion line) and Messrs.
Wldener, Grlscom and Bernard Baker, re
ceive as consideration for all their capital
stock 1120,000.000, of which $60,000,000 Is
preferred stock, cumulative at 6 per cent,
and $60,000,000 common stock, limited to 10
per cent, and also $50,000,000 tn collateral
trust 4H per cent debentures.
The White Star line's acquisition is an
tedated to Jnaury 1, 1901, the combine, or
corporation, as it is termed, taking all
the line's profits from that data. The
White Star line's shares are exchanged on
the basis of ten times the net profits made
by that line in 1901. The arrangement
made with the Dominion line Is similar to
that made with the White Star line, but
on the net profits for 1900. '
The American and Transport line are
lumped in one valuation at $34,158,000, sub
ject to $19,686,000 of the American line's
6 per cent bonds.
The Leyland line is valued at $11,738,000,
based on the understanding that there are,
or will be, outstanding $4,075,000 of 5 per
oent preference share and $2,600,000 in
4 per cent debentures, which are not In
cluded tn the purchase price.
The following Important clause occurs at
the end of the White Stsr agreement:
"Inasmuch as the company Is English and
domiciled In England, all questions con
cerning the sellers arising under or pur
suant 'to thla contract shall be controlled
or directed by English law."
GRAVE TROUBLE IN HAYTI
Herolatlon In that Island Is Now
Said to Be In
SAN DOMINGO, Santo Domingo. May 8.
The United States minister, William F.
Powell, owing to the situation of affaire
bere, has suspended all Intercourse with
the revolutionary government and la pre
paring to leave San Domingo for Haytt, to
which country he is also accredited. His
departure is due to the grave differences
existing In Haytl. where a revolution Is
said to be In progress.
The change of government here has put
a stop to the steps taken by Mr. 'Powell to
arrange a settlement of the claims of the
Dominican Improvement company of New
York against Santo Domingo. These claims
were being favorably considered by the gov
ernment, which has Just been overthrown,
and were In a fair condition for settlement.
The Dominican congress has been dis
solved and a provisional government has
been formed as follows:. .
General .Horaclo Vasques, supreme
chief of the revolution.
Juan Francisco Sanchez, minister of for
eign affairs. - .
Kmlllano TJerad. minister ef -finance. 1
Miguel A. I'lchardo, minister of War and
Rafel Justlno Castillo, minister of posts
Jose Maria Cabral Baes, minister of Jus
tice. Jose Francisco Gusman, minister of pub
Caslmlro Cordero, minister of the Interior
and of police.
In accordance with a decree of the chief
ef the revolution the laws passed and the
decrees Issued by competent local authori
ties are to remain In force until the promul
gation of the new constitution. A number
of political exiles have already arrived
HOLLAND'S QUEEN IS BETTER
Wllhelmtna Has Xo Fever and Her
Condition la Considered
THE HAGUE, May 8. In the bulletin cm
the condition of Queen Wllhelmtna Issued
this morning at Castle Loo the attending
There waa no Increase In the patient's
temperature yesterday evening. Her
majesty had a good night and her condi
tion this morning gives cause for satisfac
Prince Henry has telegraphed bis mother
(the Grand Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg
Schwerln) that the queen's condition is
satisfactory and that she has no fever.
The prince consort this morning attended
Aecension day services at tbs ehurch In
Apeldoorn. This Is taken as reassuring
sign In regard to the queen's condition.
The bulletin Issued from Csstle Loo at
1 p. m. announced that the condition of
Queen Wllhelmtna continued satisfactory.
Lord Crasborse Not Communicative.
LONDON, May (.Thomas Gibson Bowles
(conservative) made several Ineffectual at
tempts In the House of Common todsy to
draw out the parliamentary secretary ' for
the foreign office. Lord Cranborne, oa
the subject of the Atlantic ship
ping combine, the Panama 'canal,
the Danish West Indies treaty . and
German railroads In Asia Minor. Lorti
Cranborne'e replies did not Illumine the sit
uation. He said bo communication had
passed between the United States and Brit
ish governments on the subject of the ship
ping combine, nor regarding the proposed
purchase of the Panama Canal company's
rights, nor as to the Danish West Indies.
As to tbe suggestion thst J. Plerpont Mor
gan was a leading member of tbe syndicate
carrying out the concession which Turkey
granted to Germany for a railroad through
Asia Minor to the Persian gulf, tbe govern
ment, said Lord Cranborne, had no In
formation to that effect.
British Transport la Drifting;.
MELBOURNE. Victoria. May 8. A life
boat containing the first officer and three
men of the British ship Boverlc has arrived
at Freemautle, Western Australia, after
having sailed 1,500 miles, to report that
tha Boverlc lost Its propeller when 1.600
miles from Freemantle and waa In need of
aaslstanos. The Boverlo sailed from this
port for Natal March 21 with remounts
and ninety soldiers on board.
No Cams for Alarm Says rsrtilt.
LONDON, Msy 8. Andrew Carnegie, who
aailed from New York April SO on the
steamer 6u Louis, arrived here today and
promptly proceeded to console Great
Britain on the eubject of the shipping com
bine by saying there wae ao cause for
LONDON. May 8. The remains of Bret
Herte, who died last Monday, were burled
t Brlmlay, Surrey, today, la the presence
of his widow, son, daughtsr and a few
friends. Msny beautiful wreaths were
placed upon the coins.
BOTH FORD BROTHERS DEAD
Fsnl Leicester, Author of "Janice Mere
dith," Killed by Malcolm.
LATTER TURNS REVOLVER ON HIMSELF
Trnatedy Occurs In the Anther's Mb.
rrr and Is Attributed to Mental
Aberration of Malcolm
NEW TORK, May 8. Paul Leicester
Ford, the novelist, was shot and killed to
day by his brother, Malcolm Webster Ford,
writer and athlete, who Immediately sent a
bullet, Into bis own breast, dying Instantly.
The shooting occurred at 10:20 a. m. in
the handsome new msnslon which Paul
Leicester Ford had built at 87 East Seventy-seventh
street and had occupied for
about a year.
At tbe time of the shooting there were
In the house, bewldre the two brothers, Mrs.
Paul Leicester Ford, wife of the novelist:
Elizabeth R. Hall, the novelist's secretary,
and the servsnts. The novelist was sitting
at hip desk in a corner of his library. It
is supposed he waa busily engaged at some
literary task. Miss Hall was at her deBk
In another corner of the room, about thirty
feet from Mr. Ford. Mrs. Paul Leicester
Ford was In her own room at the front of
the house on the third floor.
Malcolm Ford called, as he bad often
done, and went to his brother at his desk.
Words were exchanged in a tone so low
that Mies Hall could not hear what was
said. Suddenly there was a revolver ehot,
and Miss Hall, Jumping up, darted from the
Mine Hall Saw galclde.
According to the statement of tbe police.
Miss Hall said to herself that she must
act more bravely and re-enter the library.
Meanwhile Malcolm Ford had called her.
As she turned toward him he placed his
revolver to hla hesrt, fired and fell, dying
instantly. When Mlsa Hall turned to look
at Paul he was still standing at his desk,
but rapidly losing strength. She helped
him to a sofa and then ran next door for
Paul Ford's physician. Dr. Emanuel
Baruch. In less than five mlnutee Dr.
Baruch arrived and the dying man, still
conscious, waa carried up to a room beside
his wife's and placed on his bed. He spoke
to his wife and asked the doctor for his
opinion, showing that he expected death
and waa going to meet it calmly and
bravely. A few moments later, about
twenty minutes after he was shot, Mr. Ford
The bullet which killed Pair! Ford Just
grazed the top of his heart and passed
through a large artery ascending from It.
Tbe bullet which killed Malcolm Ford was
fired with the same accuracy of aim, for
It made a wound scarcely an Inch lower
than the one which killed his brother. In
fact, the wounds were almost Identical.
Body Lay Where It Fell.
.Just what disposition of Malcolm Ford's
body was made Immediately after tbe
ebootlng could not be ascertained, but It
appears, from the statement of certain
persons acquainted with the details of the
tragedy, that the body lay where It fell,
on a rug In the library, for some time, pos
sibly several hours, ; so great waa the ex
citement In the bourn. In fact, the mur
der and suicide were not known to the
coroner until about 8:25 and not to the po
lice until about 4:25 p. m.
The time between 10 a. m. and 4 p. m.
passed rapidly In the house. Much of the
time was occupied In trying to telephone
to the father of Mrs. Paul Leicester Ford,
Edward K. Kidder of Brooklyn, who who
the first person to arrive, after the phy
sician. Mr. Kidder refused to make sny
statement In regard to the shooting ex
cept a brief memorandum which was g'.ven
to the police. In thla it was said that
the cause of the shooting could only be
surmised. Information from other sources
makes it appear that Malcolm Fcrd called
to get money from his brother, and meet
ing with a refusal shot him. Dr. Baruch
said that the murder was a result of tem
porary mental aberration, on the part of
Malcolm, Ford, due to nervous exhaustion.
Old Fraternal Strife.
It Is said that there was enmity between
the two brothers and that it was of eleven
years standing; that never since the death
of their father have they been on Intimate
or brotherly terms. This alleged enmity
on the part of Malcolm Is said to have
been brought about by the fact that the
father of the boys disinherited Malcolm
and that thla action on the father's part
was because he did not wish Malcolm to
devote himself to an athletic career. (
Police Captain Brown said tonight that
Malcolm Ford bad for some time been
causing much uneasiness to tha family
through evidences of an unbalanced mind,
and declares that In his opinion he attacked
his brother during a period of temporary
"The cause of Malcolm Ford'e action,"
said Caotaln Brown, "can be explained by
Inference. For some time past his finan
cial affairs have been pressing him and he
has repeatedly asked and received material
resistance from his brqther. It is pre
sumed that bis importuning had been such
snd his demands so excessive that his
brother hsd been forced to refuse further
Sketch of the Lives.
Paul Leicester Ford waa 87 years of age
and a novelist of much note, "Janice Mere
dith" and "The Honorable Peter Sterling"
being perhaps his most popular novels.
He waa married about a year ago to Miss
Gracs Kidder, daughter of Edward U. Kid
der of Brooklyn. He was the son of Gor
don Lester Ford of Brooklyn, who dld
eleven years ago and left an estate of
some 82.000.000, divided between bis chil
dren, with the exception of Malcolm, who
was disinherited by the will. He wss a
member of the Players' Reform club and
tbe Century Association.
Malcolm W. Ford was born In Brooklyn
February 7. 1862. He waa educated at tbe
Brooklyn Polytechnic tnatltute. He took
up athletics, while at school and for a
number of years won championships In this
country and Canada, and In the 100-yard
run, 220-yard run and one-fourth of a mile
run, ss well as for the 100 and 220-yard
hurdles, running broad and running high
Jumps. He married a daughter of Robert
Graves, a wall paper manufacturer, but they
Soldiers Killed la Aecldent.
LONDOV. May 8 Lord Kitchener reports
another accident, on May T, to s train bound
from Pretoria to Pletarsburg, northern
Transvaal. Tha ears ware derailed at a
curve and an officer and tea men were
Wire Factories Consolidate.
AKRON. O.. May 8.-Tha Cuyahoga Wire
and Fence company, capital stock lt.000.OuQ,
will tomorrow absorb the Cuyahoga, e'cel
and Wire company of Cuyahoga Falls and
the Hartman Manufacturing company of
Newcastle, Pa. The main offices will be at
SECRETARY SHAW TO WOMEN
Head of Trraanry Department Makes
Another Effort to Solve In
WASHINGTON. May 8. Secretary Shaw
today Issued amended regulations govern
ing the Inspection of bsggagn of Incoming
passengers at the ports of tbe United 8tates.
The secretary also has prepared a circular,
which will be distributed among passengers
on all outgoing steamers, giving informa
tion as Specific ae possible as to tbe rates
of duty on goods ususily purchased abroad
by tourists; what articles msy be brought
In free of duty, etc.
Another circular Issued tods will be
distributed at sea among incoming pas
sengers, containing forms of declarations
and other Information of which travelers
usually are In more or less tgnorsnce.
Another circular Is addressed to col
lectors snd other officers of the customs,
giving them particular instructions as to
the examination of baggage and the cour
teous treatment of passengers.
Among the more lmportsnt modifications
are the following:
The free admission of any article that
was taken abroad ss baggage, provided it
Is brought back as baggage and accom
panies the owner.
Tbe $100 exemption may not be claimed
on wearing apparel, articles of personal
adornment, toilet articles and such other
things as are commonly purchased by
American tourists and are for the use of
the person bringing them.
The ruling allows non-residents to bring
all wearing apparel and other personal
effects In actual use and appropriate to
the purpose of the Journey in regard to
value. Heretofore the ruling has been that
persons who had spent two years or longer
abroad and had a fixed place of abode for
one year or more were i considered non
residents within the meaning of the cus
toms law. Tbe recent Instructions in
cluded under the , non-resident classifica
tion those who have been' abroad for pur
poses of study, the restoration of health
or other specific objects and who have
had a fixed foreign abode for one year or
Hereafter officials or employes will be
discharged should they accept a gratuity
or tip under any circumstances while In
tbe discharge of their duties.
Women desiring to have their baggage
examined privately will be granted the
privilege whenever the' steamship company
has provided a suitable place. Several of
them bavo promised to make this provision.
STATEHOOD BILL IN HOUSE
Omnibus Measure for Admission of
Artaonsu Oklahoma and New
Mexico Goes Slowly.
WASHINGTON, May 8. The bill to place
three new stars In tbe American flag bad
the right of way again today In the house.
The general debate, the feature of which
was an extended speech by Mr. Orosvenor
of Ohio In opposition to the measure, was
closed at 8 o'clock and tbe bill was then
read for amendment under be five-minute
An amendment offered by Mr. McRae to'
consolidate the territories of Oklahoma and
Indian Territory was defeated 67 to 81.
An amendment offered y Mr. Overstretrt
of Indiana to consolidate: Ariiona and New
Mexico .and admit them as the state of
Monteiuma was pending when, the house
adjourned. Tbe only amendmept adopted
was one providing that nothing in tbe act
should be construed to legalize polygamy.
During the day a resolution expressive
of the regret of the bouse over tbe death
of Rear Admiral Sampson was adopted.
The speaker appointed the following com
mittee: Messrs. Dayton of West Virginia,
Payne of New York, Grosvenor of Ohio,
Watson of Indiana, Meyer of Louisiana,
Hooker of Mississippi and Bartlett of
The speaker announced the appointment
of Mr. GUlett of Massachusetts as a mem
ber of the committee on appropriations to
fill the vacancy caused by the retirement
of Secretsry of the Navy Moody.
Without preliminary business the house
then proceeded with the consideration of
the omnibus statehood bill under an agree
ment that general debate should close today
at 3 o'clock.
Mr. Moon of Tennessee, the ranking mi
nority member of the committee on terri
tories, the first spesker today, earnestly
urged the passage of the bill, arguing that
tne admission of the three territories to
statehood would be only an act of simple
Justice to the people residing therein. The
constitutional right of admission, he con
tended, existed In each case.
Mr. Grosvenor of Ohio spoke In opposi
tion to the measure. He said that the
weak point In the bill waa that It was sn
omnibus measure. The claims of each ter
ritory to admission, he argued, should be
considered separately. In effect, he de
clared, this was a log-rolling proposition.
When the gentleman from Massachusetts
(Mr. Knox) said that this was not a politi
cal measure, he declared, he was contra
dicting alll the facts of history. From
tbe time of the admission of Kentucky, he
said, political considerations had governed
in the admission of states. No one, he
said, could deny that Nevada waa admitted
Ix purely political purposes.
UNITED STATES WINS CASE
Sweeping; Victory In Arbitration of
the ' Dispute with
' WASHINGTON, May 8. The United States
has won a sweeping victory In the matter
of the arbitration of the dispute with the
republic of Salvador over the claim of tbe
Salvador Commercial company and other
citizens of the United States, stockholders
in the 'corporation. El Trlumfl company
(limited), created under tbe laws of Sal
vador. Sir Henry Strong and Don M. Dickinson,
a majority of the arbitration committee,
have rendered an opinion against Salvador
for $573,178. Tbts sum, by ths terms of
the opinion. Is to be paid to ths United
States for the liquidation of tbe claims of
the American stockholders of the Com
mercial company, and organization incor
porated under tbe lawe of California.
Be nor Don Joae Paces, the Salvadorean
arbitrator, strongly dissented from the
opinion of the majority.
WASHINGTON, May 8. The president to
day sent the following nominations to tha
senate: Associate Justices supreme court,
territory of Oklahoma: . Frank E. Gillette,
J. L. Pancoaat and James K. Beaucbamp, all
Army Alphonse Strebler, New York, first
lieutenant la artillery corps.
Bishop rotter la Better.
NEW YORK. May S.-It waa said at
Bishop Potter's residence that tbe bishop,
who waa seised with a fainting spell yes
terday, due to fatigue from overwork, was
much better today and waa resting com
fortably In bed.
SARPY MAY LOSE HATCHERY
Fish Commission Object to Being Tied
Down to One Location.
BRIDGE BILL REPORTED TO THE HOUSE
Debate on Philippine Bill Becoming
Acrimonious and Older Senators
Propose to Do the Talk
leg. fFrojn a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. May 8.(Speclal Tele
gram.) Commissioner Bowers of the De
partment of Fisheries, In explaining today
why the bill for the establishment of the
fish hatching and fish culture station tn
Sarpy county had been changed so as to
Include the state of Nebraska, Instesd of
locating tbe station near South Bend, as
Representative Mercer's hill Indicated, said
congress had not heretofore limited the
Department of Fih and Fisheries In the
selection of k site. He stated that the
establishment of a fish culture station In
Nebraska was most desirable, but to be
compelled to locate It at some point named
by a bill would be detrimental to tbe Inter
ests of the department and he bad there
fore recommended that the bill be made
general In character, eo as to provide that
a alte should be selected by the fish com
missioner without limitation in. the state
It was eta ted today that the committee
on merchant marine and fisheries of the
house, of which General Orosvencr Is chair
man, would bring tn an omnibus appro
priation bill providing for all fish cultural
stations that have been recommended by
the committee and it Is thought the bill
to locate a station in Nebraska will be
Included In that measure.
Mr. Mercer could not be seen today, on
sccount of absence In New York, to explain
the reasons for his bill which he Intro
duced late Wednesday evening providing
that the act of July 23, 1888, which directs
the sale of the site at Fort Omaha, Neb.,
and the sale or removal of tbe Improve
ments thereof be repealed. It Is thought
Mr. Mercer may have a card up bis sleeve
in relation to tbe repeal of the act above
referred to which he will play Just about
the time the congressional convention Is
Lurilnsrton Recommends Depot.
Quartermaster General Ludlngton. tn
recommending the bill providing for tbe
erection of a Quartermaster's wsrehouse
at Omaha and appropriating $75,000 there
for,whlch was favorably reported from the
committee on military affairs yesterday,
says: "In view of the increased size of
the army and tha need of storage room
for Its supplies the construction of an ad
ditional storehouse on ground now owned
by the United States, known as the quarter
master's corral, in the city cf Omaha
would be very desirable and Is recom
mended. Omaha Is an excellent distrib
uting v point from which supplies stored
there could be quickly shipped to tbe
middle, northern and northwestern posts
and I think it wise that there should be a
distribution of the reserve supplies held In
store so that In event of Its being neces
sary, ss In tba beginning of the Spanlah-Aroerlcan"war,-to
suddenly clothe and outfit
troops In all parts of the country It can
be done with promptness and thus avoid the
difficulties and delays experienced in equip
ping troops west of the Mississippi In the
spring of 1898.".
Report Bridge Bill to House.
The committee on Interstate and foreign
commerce of the house haa reported favor
ably the senate bill amending an act au
thorizing the construction of a railway,
street railway, motor, wagon and pedes
trian bridge over the Missouri river near
Council Bluffs and Omaha, commonly known
as the Omaha Bridge ft Terminal com
pany's structure, with amendments con
forming to the agreement of parties in Interest.-
The main amendment is one which
provides that the bridge shall be con
structed for the passage of railway trains,
street railways and motor cars, and a rea
sonably safe passage of wagons and vehi
cles .of all kinds, foot passengers hod all
road travel. The bill In Its present form
has the endorsement of tbe War depart
ment and It Is thought will meet no opposi
tion when .taken up for passage.
Debate Growlngr Bitter.
Ths Philippine debate Is growing In bit
terness as tbe issues become more sbsrply
drawn and may lead to personal encounters
before It reaches a final vote. There Is
bad blood on both sides. In view of tbe
outbursts that have occurred It was thought
best by leaders on the republican side to
throw Into the breach two or three of the
older senators to take up the debate In
stead of permitting "youngsters" to con
tinue their vituperative utterances. Ac
cordingly it has been announced that Sen
ators Allison, Cullom, Hale, Aldrlch and
Piatt of Connecticut will speak In favor
of the civil government bill for tbe Phil
ippines. It Is expected that Senator Alli
son's speech, while made conservative In
tone, will review tbe entire reconstruction
period of our history, and as he was so
Intimately associated with that period It
Is thought his utterances will be used as
a rallying cry for republicans all over
tbe country. With the appearance of these
old Romans tn the arena it may be ex
pected the debate will take on a much
more rational Importance than It has today.
Burkett Goes I'p One.
The appointment of Representative F. H.
Gillett of Massachusetts on tbe committee
on appropriations, vice W. H. Moody, now
secretary of ths navy, advances Representa
tive Burkett one notch toward tbe bead
of tbe appropriations table. ' It la interest
ing tn this connection to recall that while
Mr. GUlett is' serving his fifth term in
congress, this is ths first time be bas served
upon the appropriations committee.
Congressman Stark has the honor of bav
Ing secured one of the largest back pen
sions ever granted to residents In Ne
braska. Hiram J. Kletland of Arborvllle.
York county, has Just bad a pension al
lowed, dating back to March, 1865, and
which gives him upward of $2,700.
Repreeentatlvs Martin, who bas been very
greatly interested in tbe case of C. K.
Seits of Lawrence county. South Dakota,
who is undergoing a sentence of two years
at Alcatras island, California, for absence
from bla commend In tbe Philippines, re
ceived a communication from tbe secretary
of war today ststlng that Selts's sentence
had been commuted to one year, and as be
will receive two months credit for good be
havior he win tn ail probability be re
leased from confinement this month.
Representative Burkett bas signified
that bs will be pleased to act as one of
the vice presidents of tbs Arbor Day Me
morial association of Nebraska City, which
baa organised for tbe purpose of raising
funds for a mooument to the late J. Sterling
J. W. Blythe of Burlington, la., who
bas bees In Washington for soma time In
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CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Possibly Showers
Temperature at Omaha Yesterdayi
Hour. Dec. Hour. Ilea.
B a. m n 1 p. tn Ttf
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T a. m PH .1 p. m Ttt
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LEAVE IT TO ARBITRATION
Anthracite Mlnera Propose to Opera
tors that Differences Oe
' SCRANTON. Pa.. May 8. Today the con
dition In the miners' strike bangs on an
swers that are expected to come to a pro
posal of arbitration emanating from this
morning's session of the mining committee.
This proposal was evidently agreed upon
Informally during the night, for It waa only
forty-five minutes from the time tbe con
vention convened until adjournment was
had. President Mitchell, at the close of
tbe session, gave out tbe following state
ment; "The executive committee of theh anthra
cite mine workers' organization has pro
posed that all questions at issue between
themselves and the anthracite mine oper
ators be submitted to sn Impartial board of
arbitration, such board to be selected by
tbe Industrial branch of the National Civic
federation. This proposition has been sent
to the operators by wire. Tbe committees
are now awaiting replies."
Telegrams announcing this action were
sent to the presidents of the nine big coal
carriers and several officers of the Civic
federation. President Mitchell declined to
make public the full text of the Telegrams.
Tonight a telegram was received through
a private source ' stating thnt Senator
Hanns had declared unequivocally tbat the
report tbat arbitration had been refused
by tbe operators wss not true.
It Is the prevailing opinion here that
unless the operatox agree to arbitration
or make some counter proposition which
will contain a substantial concession, tbe
committee of miners will declare for a
May Resume Operations.
HELENA, Mont., May 8. It Is learned on
excellent authority that as a result of a
conference last night between C. W. Whit
ley, northwestern manager of the American
Smelting and Refining company; Former
Governor Hauser, a heavy stockholder
thereof; Phil Bowden of Denver, repre
sentative of the Washington Federation of
Labor, and a lo'al member of the strikers'
committee, the former two telegraphed the
officials of the smelter trust In New York
recommending .that the terms of the strik
ers be accepted. These terms are simply
for the recognition of the labor unions
formed among the 600 employes of the
East Helena smelter, now on strike. It Is
believed this suggestion will be approved
by tbe officials of the company and opera
tions resumed at once. Many mines closed
because of the strike will resume also.
CLEVELAND, O., May 8. Four hundred
union metal polishers went on strike here
today because their employers refused to
grant, a -Bine-hour- working day. As a re
sult a number of chops were closed. Sev
eral of the larger concerns granted the de
mand of tbe men and are not affected.
TO GET CLARA TAYLOR HOME
Machinery of Law get In Motion for
Extradition of the Alleged
WASHINGTON, May 8. The machinery
of ths law has been set In motion to se
cure the return to the United States for
trial of Clara Taylor, tbe Cincinnati woman
who Is charged with kidnaping her niece,
Margaret Taylor, and Is now a fugitive in
Instructions have been sent to the Amer
ican ambassador at Rome to secure th
preliminary detention of the woman, pend
ing the arrival of extradition papers, snl
from tbat point on the proceedings will be
Pallbearers for Sampson.
WASHINGTON, May1 8. The following
honorary pallbearers have been aelected to
officiate at the funeral of Rear Admiral
Sampson tomorrow: Admiral George
Dewey. Rear Admirals G. C. Remey, John
C. Watson. F. J. Higglnson, H. C. Taylor,
Brigadier General Charles Heywood, Marine
Corps Captains F. A. Cook, Charles E.
Clark, F. E. Chadwlck. Dow man. H. Mc
Calla. W. M. Folger and Commander Rich
MANY PEOPLE GREET PALMA
President-Elect of Cuba Visits Exposl
- tlen of Island Products at
NEW YORK. May 8. President-Elect
Palma. who bas Just arrived bere. says a
Santa Clara cable dispatch to the World,
found tbe people from tbe whole surround
ing country, partly drawn by ths exhibition
of Island products being held there, gath
ered to give him greeting.
The narrow streets of the town were
packed. The horses drawing General
Palme's carriage took fright at some fire
works, bolted, and ran over two spectators
before they were stopped. General Palma
was not Injured.
He reviewed In the evening a parade of
the police, tbe rural guards and ths secret
soctet.es, after which he attended a public
banquet and reception In his honor and a
ball at the theater.
CUDAHYS INVESJJN THE EAST
Purchase Peeking House at New
Haven. Coan., aad.WIII t'on.
duct It In Future.
NEW HAVEN. Conn., May 8. (Special
Telegram.) Cudahy Bros, of Omaha and
Chicago bave Just purchased, the big beef
plant of C. C. Andrews ft Co. and the Anglo-American
company of Chicago bas
leased the plant of tbe Hoyt Beef and Pro
duce company. Hereafter the western
operators will deal directly with tbe
Imslier firms instead of through local com
I'phelda Franchise Law.
ALBANY. N. Msy 8-Judge Earl,
referee In the matter of the constitution
ality of the New York state franchise tax
law, derlarea the law constitutional on
every point. The decision Is still to be
passed upon by the appellate division of
the supreme court and the court of ap
Salt Lake Wants Prise FlKbt.
SALT LAKE, Utah. May 8. A movement
has been started among prominent sport
iritr men of this city to organise a cluh and
offer a purse of IJO.OOO to Jeffries and Fits
Simmons to meet here In a twenty-round
contest during the Elks national conven
tion In August.
BATTLE ROYAL IS ON
Moore-Leeds-Qates Syndicate Seek to
Control tbe Borthweitern.
OLD INTEREST CONSIDERABLY WORRIED
Belieted Until Last Few Days They Were
Anchored in Power.
DEVELOPMENTS CAUSING MUCH ALARM
Stock Books Closed So Far as They Can
Effect Coming Election.
BOTH SIDES OFFER MONEY FOR PROXIES
Many Stockholders Vnwllllnu to f;
Them to Either Side Intll
Unme Hue Developed
CHICAGO. Msy 8. (Special Telegram.,
Proxies for the Chicago ft Northwesters
annual meeting, to be held here June A,
are at a big premium today. A battle
royal is being waged for their possession,
the contesting parties being those now la
control of the property an the one side
snd the Moores-Leeds-Gates Interests on
the other. Books for the transfer of stock
for the annual meeting closed last week,
so that purchase of stock in tbe open mar
ket cannot be made available unless they
carry proxies with them, and efforts are
being made to secure the proxies without
reference to purchases.
Those now In control of the property
have awakened to the tact that a big coup
has been planned to be accomplished at the
annual meeting, and they are now putting
forth their moat strenuous efforts to pre
vent It. When tbe books closed last week
they thought they were safe, but they have
since been convinced by Indisputable evi
dence that they are by no means out of tbe
woods. Large holders of shares are being
Importuned by both sides to the contest
for their proxies, and valuable considera
tions are being offered for them, with a
large number of stockholders refusing to
surrender their rights to either side at this
stage of the proceedings.
WORK OF POLICE INDORSED
Efforts of the Association Stronsxty
Commended by Many For
LOUISVILLE. Ky., May. 8. At today's
seaslou of the Association of Police Chiefs
of the United States and Canada President
Sylvester read letters from numerous prom
inent police officials In foreign countries
and the English, Chinese snd Spanish min
isters at Washington Indorsing tbe work of
the association. All the European police
officers are heartily ta favor of an Interna
tional bureau of identification. On mo Ion
of Chief Deltsch of Cincinnati, all the for
eigners were tendered a vote of thanks.
At the meeting of the board of direr
of the bureau of Identification Colonel '
Deitsch of Cincinnati was re-elected '
dent and R. E. Evans- ot Chicago Strt r
ing the good results being obtained by i"
use ot the Bcrttllon system. It waa de
cided that the Berttllon clerks of the vari
ous police departments should meet tn
Washington, D. C, to agree upon a unlfrrm
method of measuring criminals. Another
meeting of the board will be held tonight,
when papers will be read on professional
Chief Klely of St. Louis read a paper on
"Can Criminals Reform," holding tbat they
could be reformed.
Chief of Police Francis O'Neill of Chicago
read a paper on anarchy and anarchlsis. He
said the American anarchists were much
like the Russian nihilists. He said there
were a great number of anarchists In Chi
cago, but that they were no longer de-.
ftant and that they were able to make no
moves which were not known Immediately
to the police.
He said be regarded Emma Goldman as
one of the most dangerous and magnetic
anarchists In the world and regarded her
as being responsible for President McKIn
lcy's astasslnitlon. He told of a Chicago
anarchist who waa practicing shooting tn
his cellar two days before Prince Henry of
Prussia arrived In Chicago.
Chief William lYice ot Vlcksburg, Miss.,
coutended in hie address that hardened
criminals could not be reformed.
A paper on anarchy and anarchists by
Rhoderlck Ross, chief of the. Edinburgh
(Suotland) constabulary, was read by Bee
retary Carr. Hs believed In tho confine
ment of anarchists until they were wilting
to abide by the law, and said that those
who Incited others to crime should be con
fined for life.
Chief of Police Henry Muth -t Allegheny,
speaking on "Crime," said that tbe opium
habit la responsible for more crime than
any other vice.
VICTIM SON OF GENERAL KING
Younsr Soldier Attacked and Badly
Hurt la Identlfled and
Story Disclosed. .
CHICAOO, May 8. Developments today
Indicate tbat H. E. H. King, who was at
tacked last night and found unconscious
In military uniform on a doorstep In WIN
mette and who was thought to be a lieu
tenant of the regular army stationed at
Fort Sheridan, Is tbe son ot Brevet Gen
eral II. A. King, retired, ot Washington,
Todsy be made a statement tbat he wss
a Cuban war veteran, who had suffered ex
pulsion from home by bla father because
he had been court-martialed and expelled
from West Point. Tbe charge ot signing
false vouchers was brought against htm at
tbe military academy by M. A. Elklns.
According to his statement. King main
tained that at the point of a revolver be
made Elklns retract the charge tn writing.
This retraction, be says, was stolen from
him last night wbea he waa assaulted.
MRS. GREEN CARRIES PISTOL
Noted Woman of Flaaaee la Created
Permlsalou by Foltee De
partment. NEW YORK, May 8. Hettie Green, tbe
noted woman of finance, has bees granted
a permit to carry a revolver by the polles
department of this city. Mrs.' Green ap
plied tor tbe permit a week ago to Cap
tain Steven O'Brien of the Leonard street
station, snd It was on bis recommendation
that the permit was gives.
Captain O'Brien's report on tbs applica
tion says that Mrs. Oreen declared that
she was ta tbe habit of carrying large
sums ot monsy, stocks, bonds snd Jewelry,
Bbe also said It was her Intention to secure
pistol permits In sll ths large cities la
which she does business.
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