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LAY COLOSSAL PLAN
Anthracite Miner Decidt on Scheme to
Paraljte Buiineia of Country.
TO TIE UP INDUSTRIES THROUGHOUT LAND
Will Beck to Enliit All Bituminous
Workmen in the Strike.
NON-UNION AS WELL AS UNION MEN IN
Special Kational Convention to Be Held
to Perfect the Plan.
DIRECTLY AFFECTS HALF MILLION MINERS
Business in General U Btnant In
Region of Strike aad People Pre
pare for Prolonged aad
HAZLETON, ra., May 16. The anthracite
mine workers In convention today In order
to win their strike, unanimously decided
upon a plan that. If carried Into successful
operation, would practically tie up the In
duatrlea of the country, paralyze bualneea
and Inconvenience the people throughout the
United 8tates. It la their desire that a
special national convention of the United
Mine Workers of America be called as aoon
aa practicable for the purpose of endeavor
ing to have all the bituminous mine
workers, both organized and unorganized,
involved In the anthracite miners' struggle,
This announcement waa officially made at
noon today by President John Mitchell In
a statement giving the result of the de
llberatlone of the delegatee In convention.
Thla statement la aa follows:
At this morning's session the convention
petitioned the national officers to issue a
call for a national convention of all mlneia
employed In th: United States for the pur
cose of considering the situation In the
anthracite fields. If the desire of the
anthracite miners Is carried Into effect a
national suspension of coal mining will be
Inaug'J rated. All questions of detail as to
the direction of the strike In the anthra
cite field wore referred to the district and
national otllcers. Dellnlte plans will be
outlined within the next few days. For
the preeent the engineers, firemen and
pump runners will continue at work. All
rrlne workers were advlned to remain at
their homes, abstain from frequenting sa
loons and, under all circumstances, observe
Woald Involve Half Million.
If a special national convention la called
and the miners aucceed In. their object, It
would directly affect 449,000 men, who are
employed In and about 'the coal mines of
the country. Coal would aoon become
carce and thla would ultimately reault In
the tielng up of railroads and all aorta of
Industries that use large quantltlea of coal.
It la doubted by some lntereated persona
here who are closely watching developments
that auch a stupendous movement could be
brought for the reason that the bualnesa
Interests of the country would not stand
Idly by and permit auch a plan to be put
Into effect.- .. . v
The striking miners are enthualaatlo over
the convention's action and most of them
can aee only auccess In the proposition.
An absolutely trustworthy source la au
thority for the atatement that the special
convention will be called, probably to meet
In Indltnapolia, In the courae of several
weeks. According to the rules of the
United Mine Workers a petition signed by
five mine workers districts la necessary
to call a special convention.
I'nanlmona for Meeting.
, The three anthracite districts are unani
mous for auch a meeting and It Is likely
that the West Virginia district and the
Michigan district will consent to the Is
suance of the call. ' The two latter districts
now have amall but atubborn strikes In
progresa and they will doubtless conaent
te the call, ao that they too, may receive
the benefit of whatever may be accom
plished. National Secretary-Treasurer W. B. Wil
son of Indianapolis said today that within
the next two or three weeks, regardless
of the epeclal convention 30,000 men In
Virginia and West Virginia and from 15.000
to 20,000 In the aoft coal region of contra!
.Pennsylvania, will be oa a atrlke. They
will be called eut, be said, for the purpoae
of forcing the mine ownera to give them
higher wagea and Incidentally to help the
anthracite workers. These men are partly
4neatlon of Rights.
A point has been raised that the United
Mine -Workers cannot call out the men
employed by companies with whom the
miners have yearly contracta or wage
agreements, but Secretary Wilson said
that auch la not the case. He said that the
mine workers' organization respecta all
such agreements or contracta, but added
that a general convention haa power to
abrogate them If It deeiua auch action
necessary. If the Itfe of the union waa en
dangered. Mr. Wilson aald, then a conven
tion would call out men working under
contracta or agreements.
The correspondent of the Associated Press
made an effort today to learn wbat atepa. It
any, had been taken in the direction of a
sympathetic etrlke of other trades unions
It waa learned that aome of the labor
leadere of the- country had Informally
discussed such a movement aome time be
fore the present strike waa Inaugurated
but that no dellnlte plan presented Itself.
Engineers, Firemen nnd Pnmpera.
The matter of calling out the engineers
firemen and pump-runners from the an
thracite mines, to allow the workings to
become flooded and damaged, waa left by
the convention te the discretion of the
national and district officers. What they
will do cannot be definitely learned, but it
aeema probable that these men will be per
mitted to remain at work tor the present
at least It waa aald at atrlke headquarters
today by an official that the United Mln
Workers' organization haa all along fol
lowed the policy of protecting mine prop
erty on the ground that the destruction of
accumulated wealth, as a rule, ultimately
ahecte ths workmen seriously.
Notwithstanding that 145.000 men have
been Idle for the laet five daye no dls
turbaacee of any kind have been reported
here. The region la extremely quiet. All
the delegatea left for their homes today
and Haileloa presented a deserted appear
All of the local unlona throughout the
coal field held meetings thla afternoon or
night and received reports from their
convention delegates. Steps were taken
by moat of thevlorale" to gtvs relief to
the members. If needed. They expect a
Operators Ready for Least Flht.
President Mitchell said today that be
bad had no communication with any eae
rearing oa a acttiemeat of tba atrlks.
The coal companies continue their prep
arations for a long struggle. Mloe mules
ilauc en Second Fg )
i-reniaeni iai w -w
PORT AU PRINCE. Hsytl. Ma '-'J;,
There were further disturbances here
night. A mob attacked the palace, but the
rioters were fired on by the presidential
guard and eventually dispersed. Borne of
the attacking party were killed or wounded,
according to report. The actual casualties
cannot be ascertained, owing to the dis
turbed state of affairs.
A number of delegates from the southern
towns have arrived here with the Intention
of forming another provisional government.
The revolutionists In the north refused the
overtures made to them with the object of
everting civil warx, They took this action
after raising a loan of $50,000, guaranteed
by the customs receipts of Cape Haytlen
and Oonaives, the two ports In their hands.
The northern army, correctly, will soon
begin Its march on Port au Prince.
The members of the diplomatic corpe and
the national bank officials here have pro
tested against the loan made to the revolu
tionists. It la feared tbe situation will become
more critical tomorrow on tbe arrival of
M. Fouchard and Seneque Pierre, two lead
era who have been In exile at Kingston,
An attempt made yesterday to plunder
tbe residence of Admiral Killlck, who de
livered himself in favor of the revolution
ists and went north with his two ships, but
Intervention saved the house from tbe
TO BUILD GRAND STATION
Depot at Lelpale to Coat Twenty-Six
nnd a Half Million
LEIPSIC, May 16. The municipality of
Lelpslc yesterday approved a contract Of
the Prussian ft Saxon railroad authorities
for the construction of a central railroad
station at Lelpslc to cost 108,000,000 marka
($26,600,000), of which Lelpslc la to pay
17.000,000 marka ($4,250,000). The state
railroad administration la projecting new
and splendid stations at other cities.
Emperor William wished to spend 6,600,-
000 marks ($1. 375,000V for the construction
of a new railroad atatlon at Homburg, but
the conservatives In the Diet refused auch
a large appropriation for a railroad station
t auch a smalt town.
Emperor William ia proceeding to presa
his scheme, however, and a curloua scene
occurred In the royal waiting room of tbe
Homburg atatlon yesterday when his maj
esty ordered the burgomaster of Homburg
and a number of prominent citlxena of the
town to attend a meeting In the waiting
room to hear Herr Thlelen, the Prussian
minister of public works, lecture on the
desirability of the propoaed new atatlon at
Homburg and the architects explain their
plans of the projected building.
WILLIAM STILL IMPRESSED
oarers to Present America with Statue
. of Frederick the
" Great;' '.
WIESBADEN. Hease-Naesau May'. IS.
The German emperor, Wednesday, May 14,
telegraphed aa follows to' the president of
the United States at Washington:
I am still under the deen fmrjrwsalon
created by the nplendld and cordial recep-
iin ui my uroiner, x-rince Jienry, Dy the
citizens of the United States of America.
In the speeches with which he was greeted
the fact was often mentioned that my
ancestor. Frederick the Great, maintained
a friendly attitude toward the young
American republic during the course of its
formation, thereby laying the cornerstone
of the friendly relations which have al
ways existed between our two countries.
The example set to me by the great king
I Intend to follow. I wish to commemorate
tne visit or i-rince j-ienry Dy a gift to the
people of America, which I renuest vou to
accept in their name. I Intend to present
a statue, in bronze, or Frederick the Great.
to the United States, to be erected In
Washington, on a place which you will
kindly choose. May thla gift be looked
upon aa a lasting sign of the Intimate re
lations which have been successfully fna.
tered and developed between our two great
nations, w i l,liam i. H.
President Roosevelt replied Thursday,
May 15, thanking Emperor William heartily
In the name of the United States, and say
lug he would lay the matter before congress
KOCIAN TO JTOUR AMERICA
Former Pnpll of Knbellk la Engrasred
for Eighty Violin Con
eerts. LONDON-, May It. A syndicate, headed
by Rudolph Aronaon and Including Joseph
Letter and H. W. Arkell, haa engaged Koc
tan, the young Bohemian violinist, for a
series of eighty Concert In the United
Statea and Canada, commencing In Novem
ber. He la guaranteed f 100,000.',
Kocian waa a pupil of Kubellk. Hti has
performed In the principal cltlea of Europe
Mrs. Belle Seara, Tekamah.
TEKAMAH, Neb., May 16.(Speclal Tele
gram.) Mrs. Bells Sears, wife of Hon. W.
O. Sears, died at her home In thla city at
1 o'clock today. Bealdes a husband aha
leaves five children, tbe youngest less than
a year and a halt old. The funeral will
take place on Sunday and will be conducted
by the Order of Eaatern Star of which ahe
wae a member. Her death was sudden, re
sulting after an Illness of only three daye,
cauaed by blood poisoning.
Mrs. Ellen Wolford, Teenmseh.
TECUMSEH, Neb.. May 18. ( Special.)
The funeral of Mrs. Ellen Wolford, aged
(1 years, wife of Solomon Wolford of this
city, waa held at the Methodist church In
Vesta today at 13 o'clock, conducted by
Rev. A. B. Whltmer. Interment waa
made In Vesta cemetery. Mrs. Wolford
died at her home here at 10 o'clock Weduea
day night. Ehe had been a resident of
Johnson county since 180. A husband
and daughter survtvs her.
President f lona City Brldne Company,
SIOUX CITY. Ia . May 16. (Special Tel
egram.) Captain John Ellis of Kewanee
III., president of the Combination Bridge
company and director of the Credits Com
mutation comoanv. died here tbla evening.
He came here a few daya ago on business
snd waa taken suddenly 111. Uremia
cauaed hie death. He waa 76 years of age,
J. P. Kettlewell, Eaeter.
EXETER. Neb., May 1(. (Special.) The
remalaa of J. P. Kettlewell of University
place were brought here fop Interment
yeeterday afternoon. Mr. Kettlewell re
aided here for a number of years, having
tomesteaded about three miles esst of
tona. He leavaa a wife and two daughters.
Geerare Hera, Ptattsmonta.
FLATTSMOUTH. Nsb.. May 16 (Special )
The remains of George Horn, wae died
In Dearer, arrived la thla city today. De
ceased was 16 years old and had bees
exkln. oa a rantftftt Walton, Cola, .
HOLD ALL INFANTS ELECT
Presbyterian Beriiion Committee Preienta
Overtures to the General Assembly.
STATEMENT OF REFORMED FAITH
John De Witt, One of Revision Com
mittee, Dlaaents to Amendmenta
on Infants' Salvation nnd
NEW YORK. May 16. The second day's
session of the Presbyterian General assem
bly begsn at o'clock In the Fifth Avenue
Presbyterian church. The first half hour
waa taken up with devotional exercises and
then the buslnese program waa begun, the
new moderator. Rev. Dr. Henry Van Dyke,
presiding. . ,
The morning session waa consumed In the
presenting of reports of special committees,
among them being that of the special com
mittee on the revision of the confession of
The report of the Presbyterian General
assembly's special committee on revision
of the confession of faith covers two di
visions, ths work assigned to the commit
tee having been so outlined by the aseem
bly. In the first place, the committee says
It was to prepare "a brief atatement of the
reformed faith" to be submitted to this as
sembly "for auch disposition as may be
Judged to be wise." The other part of the
work was the preparation and submission
to this assembly of certain revisions of tbe
confessions of faith. In certain specified
parts of It, and concerning certain specified
subjects, by the method or textual modifica
tion, or by declaratory atatement, or of ad
ditional statements, undoubtedly with the
view to their subsequent adoption by the
presbyteries and by tbe general assembly.
Additional statements are recommended
concerning the love of God for all men.
missions and Holy Spirit. In tbe form of
new chaptera to be added to the confession.
Also certain textual modifications.
Salvation of Infnnte.
The committee proposes the following:
Overture Nn. a Khali tha fnllnarlna'
declaratory statement be adopted as to
chapter 10, section ill. of the Confession of
r hi in r
Second With reference to chanter 10. aee-
tlon 111 of the Confession of Faith, that It la
not to be regarded as teaching that any
who rile In Infancy are lost. We believe
that all dying in Infancy are included In
the election of grace, and are regenerated
and saved by Christ through the Spirit,
who works when, and where, and how He
The committee says concerning the brief
statement of the reformed faith that it was
to be prepared "with the view of Its being
employed to give Information and a better
understanding of our doctrinal beliefs, and
not with a view to Us becoming a substi
tute for, or an alternative of our confession
Statement of Reformed Fnlth.
The committee then preaents "for auch
disposition as may be Judged wise," the
following as ft brief statement of the re
Article 1 Of God.
We believe In the ever-living Qod.'who is
Spirit, and the Father of our spirits:
infinite, eternal and unchangeable In His
being and perfections; the Lord Almighty,
most Just in all His ways, most glorious
in nonnesa, unsearcname in wisdom ana
plenteous In mercy, full of love and com
passion, and abundant In goodness and
truth. We worship Him, Father, Son and
Holy Spirit, three persona In one Godhead,
one in substance and equal In power and
Article II Of Revelation.'
We believe that God la revealed In na
ture. In history, and in the heart of man;
that He has made gracious and clearer
revelations of Hlmselr to men of God who
spoke as they were moved by the Holy
Spirit, and that Jesus Christ, the Word,
made flesh, Is the brightness of the Fath
er's glory and the express Image of Hla
person. We gratefully receive the holy
scriptures, given by inspiration, to be the
taltnrul record or. uoa s gracious revela
tions, and the sure witness to Christ, as
the Word of God, the only Infallible rule
of faith and life.
Man n Free Moral Aftent.
Article III Of the Eternal Purpose.
We believe that the eternal, wise, holy
nd loving purpose of God embraces all
events, so that while the freedom of man
la not taken away nor la God the author of
sin, yet In His providence He makes all
tninga work togetner in tne rumiiment or
His sovereign design and the manifesta
tion of His glory; wherefore, humbly ac
knowledging the mystery of this truth, we
trust in His protecting care and set our
hearts to do His will.
Article IV Of the Creation.
We believe that God Is the creator, up
holder and governor of all things; that lie
Is above all Hla worka and In them all,
and that He made man In Hla own Image,
meet for fellowship with Him. free and
able to choose between good and evil, and
forever responsible to His maker and Lord.
Article V Of the Bin of Man.
We believe that our first parents, being
tempetd, chose evil, and so fell away from
God and came under the power of sin. the
penalty of which Is eternal death, and we
confess that, by reason of this disobedience
we and all men are born with a elnful
nature, that we have broken God's law, and
that no man can oe savea out ny tii
Article VI Of the Grace of God.
We believe that God, out of His great
love for the world, has given His only
begotten Son to be the Savior of sinners,
snd In the gospel freely offers His all
sufficient salvation to all men. And we
praise Him for the unspeakable grace
wherein He has provided a way of eternal
Ufa for all mankind.
Can Be Snved by Grace.
Article VH-Of Election.
We believe that God, from the beginning.
Is Hla own good pleasure, gave to Ills Son
a people, an Innumerable multitude, chosen
In Christ unto holiness, service and salva
tion; we believe that all who come to years
of discretion can receive this salvation only
through faith and repentance, and we be
lieve that all who die In Infancy and all
othera ilven bv the Father to the Bon who
are beyond the reach of the outward meana
of grace are regenerated and saved by
Christ through the Spirit, who works when
and where and now lit pleases.
Article VIII Of Our Lord Jesus Christ
We believe In and confess the Lord Jesus
Christ, the only Mediator between Ood and
man. who. being the Eternal Son of God.
tor us men snd for our salvation became
truly man. being conceived by the Holy
Ghost and torn or tne virgin Mary, with
out sin: unto us He haa reevaled the
Father, bv His Word and Spirit maklna
known the perfect will of God; for us He
fulfilled all righteousness and satisfied
eternal Justice, offering Himself a perfect
sacrifice upon the cross to take away the
sin of the world; for ua He rose from the
dead and ascended Into heaven, where He
ever Intercedes for us; In our hearts. Joined
to Htm by faith. He abides forever ss the
indwelling Christ; over us snd over all for
us He rules; wherefore, unto Him we ren
der love, obedience snd adoration as our
Prophet, rrieei ana runs iorever.
Article IX Of Faith and Repentanee.
Wa believe that God pardons our alna
and accepts us as righteous, solely on the
ground or ine peneci ooeaiance ana sacri
fice of Christ, received by faith alone, and
that this saving faith Is always accompa
nied by repentance, wherein we confess snd
forsake our sins with lull purpoae of and
endeavor alter a new ooeaience to God.
Mlaalen of the Savior.
Article X-Of the Holy Spirit.
We believe In the Holy Spirit, the Lord
and Giver of Lite, who movea everywhere
upon the hearts of men, to restrain them
from evil and to Incite them unto good, and
whom the Father is ever wlillna to viva
unto all who aak Him. We believe that He
naa apoaen oy noiy men or uod In making
knowu lite truth to men fur their salva
tion; that, through our Exalted Kavlor, He
was sent forth In power to convict the
oild of Bin. to enlighten men'e minds la
ki( J JCoatUue n FgurtJi Pae)
SENATE SPRINGS SURPRISE
Committee Scalea Down Appropri
ations for Many Pabllo
fFrom a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. May 1 Speclal Tele
gram.) When the public' building bill le
reported to the senate next week It will
contain enough surprises to cause hot mes
sages being sent from cities effected. It
is understood a rough Irsrt of the bill,
which In all probability will be reported
either Monday or Tuesday, has been made,
and In the main tbe bill has been agreed
upon, although another meeting of the sen
ate public buildings and grounds committee
will be held before final action la taken
and a report ordered. According to best
advices, Lincoln, Neb., will suffer a $50,000
reduction from the total which was given it
by the house bill, namely, $300,000. This
reduction in the amount appropriated for
the Lincoln postofflce is due-to the In
sistence of Senator Millard, who desired at
least $50,000 tor the completion of ths
Omaha postofflce and custom house. Tbe
committee could not sea Its way clear to
giving the Omaha senator the amount which
be desired, but agreed to an appropriation
of $45,000, taking It off the appropriation
of $300,000 which tbe house bill gave to Lin
coln. Senator Dietrich made a very earnest
effort for an appropriation for Grand Island
and York, but the aenate committee In
sisted that as Lincoln was receiving a
larger amount in proportion than any city
having 150,000 population, members of the
eenate body thought that Nebraska waa
being pretty well taken care of.
Cass County Is Ambitions.
Representative Burkett received notice
today that a special order had been Issued
by Superintendent Machen of the rural free
delivery directing Special Agent William E.
Annln, In charge of the western division of
that aervlce, to send an Inspector into Cass
county, Nebraska, to Investigate the county
system which It Is proposed to establish In
that county. There la not a single rural
free delivery route In Cass county at pres
ent, but a complete county system bus
been devised by the postmasters of the
county and it is proposed to give daily mall
aervlce to every Inhabitant of Case county.
The routes have been mapped, petitions are
on file and It only needs -an Inspector to
pass upon them. It Is expected that In
spector Llewellyn will be ordered to Cass
county within the next week or ten days
to remain there, pass officially upon the
routes and Install the first county system
In Nebraska and among the few complete
county systems of rural tree delivery 'serv
ice in the United States. .
Senator Warren's bill providing for an
additional circuit Judge In the Eighth Ju
dicial circuit paased the aenate today as
also did hla bill authorising a re-survey of
certain townships In ths state of Wyoming.
senator uieiricn saw me president today
In behalf of Charlea E. Magoon of Lincoln;
who ia a candidate for a position on the
court of lalms. Tbe senator atated that
the president had not reached a decision In
the case, but he believed that Mr. Magoon 's
chances were quite as good as those of any
other candidate. A ,-Sew. candidate was
presented todsy for a posnioo- on the court
of claims bench, made vaaant by the death
of Judge John Davis, being presented by
Senator Cullom and Representative Cannon.
Thla candidate ie John G. Thompson, as
sistant attorney. general of the Department
of Justice and well known here- It is
atated that the Illinois delegation is heart
ily backing. Mr. Thompson for the position.
Fift-nt Over Leasing- Lands.
The fight over the leasing of Indian landa
for grazing purposes on the Cheyenne and
Standing Rock reservations In South Da
kota grows in Intensity. General com
plaint Is being received by tbe South Da
kota delegation hers that tbe Indiana' never
consented to the lease of the country and
while the subject of lesslng promises to be
Investigated by congress It waa generally
thought by members of the South Dakota
delegation that leases on the agencies above
named, with the exception of Walker lease.
bad been approved and awards made. It
now transpires that J. F. Wbltlock, who
had a lease on Cheyenne agency, haa asked
to be permitted to surrender his lease while
another leasee haa asked leave to turn over
hla leaae to aome one else.
Representative Burkett, who haa never at
any time been in accord with the leasing
proposition, proposes that a thorough In
vestigation of tbe subject be mads and be
will aak the secretary of the interior to
give him the protests from Indiana and
othera Interested in thla question, failing
in which he may present a resolution ia
congress asking for an investigation.
Tbe house committee on Interstate com
merce directed that favorable reports be
made today on a bill authorising the Du
lutb, Pierre ft Black Hills Railroad com
pany to conatruct a bridge across the Mis
souri river at Pierre and a measure au
thorizing the Federal Bridge company to
construct a bridge across the river at
Oacoma, S. D.
Colonel Jack Hayes of Fort Meade, 8.
D., la In Washington on matters connected
with the construction of new buildings at
E. A. Wlltse of Pender, Neb., is in ths
city, presumably on matters connected with
the Omaha and Winnebago reaervations.
The postmaater general has accepted the
proposition of Agnes B. Steeton to lease
premises for tbe postofflce at Montlcello, la.
Rural free delivery aervlce will be estab
lished In Iowa on July 1 aa follows: AI
bta, Monroe county, three additional routea,
area covered, eighty square miles; popula
tion, 1,667. Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo
county, tour additional routea, area
covered eighty-one square miles; popula
tion. 1.825. Laporte, Blackhawk county,
alx routea, area 117 aquare miles; popula
tion, 1.685. Postofflce at Louise will be
discontinued. Slgeurney, Keokuk county,
three additional routea, area covered, ninety-eight
aquare miles; population served,
1.761. What Cheer. Keokuk county, one
route, area twenty-aeven aquare miles; pop
ulation, 747. The postofflce at Coal Creek
la to be supplied by rural carrier.
Ellas C. Thayer of Manhattan, Kan., haa
been appointed an Industrial teacher at the
Sac and Fox agency. Indlaa achool In Iowa.
E. F. Epethman of Omaha haa been ap
pointed a clerk In headquarters. Division
of the Philippines at Manila.
The aalaries of the poatmaatera at Dallas
Center, Elgin, Essex, New London, Ocheye
dan, Radcllff and Williams. Ia.. have been
Increased $100 and the aalary of the poat
master at Whiting, la., Increaaed $200.
The comptroller of the currency has ap
proved the First National bank of Chicago
and the First National of Minneapolis for
the First National bank of Lemara. I a.
Santa Fe Bnye Oil Lavnda.
BAN FRANCISCO. May 16.-The Santa
Fe Railroad company, through President
Ripley, has completed the purchase of
petroleum plant and oil lands In tha K-.r
river dlatrlit. The price paid la about
mjj .ma u-i ui. ranroad In
creasea Ita supply of fuel oil man ika...
sands of barrels per month. The Santa Ke
la using ae fuel for I'S locomotive im
barrels of oil a month. The nuuUiarn.
MARAUDERS BUSILY AT WORK
Outlaw Bands Rove Volcano-Swept Districts
in Quest of Plunder.
PEOPLE TAKE UP ARMS IN SELF-DEFENSE
Many Are Killed nnd Their Property
Destroyed Stw Ernptlon Is Be
ported Xorth of Mont
(Copyright. 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
ST. MARIE. Martinique. May 15. (New
York World Cablegram Special Telegram.)
By courier to Fort De France, Marti
nique, May 16, via Parla. "In company
with Ferdinand Clark, a millionaire
planter, I traveled across the island of
Martinique today. We bad special relaya
of horses and carrlagea and covered sixty
miles in the northern and eastern portion
of the island.
"We were the first persons to visit the
regions since the eruption at Mont Pelee.
St. Marie Is on the eastern elde of the
Island and about fifteen miles east of St.
Pierre. Tbe distance la twice that by
"The country through which we traveled
Immediately after leaving St. Pierre la not
policed and bands of negro robbera are
terrorizing the natives, burning and pillag
ing. All persons sre going armed to pro
tect themselves from the robbers, who
have committed numerous assaulta and
have no fear of legal punishment. Men
bave been killed In several places, cane-
fields and plantations have been burned,
and houses that bave been deserted by the
owners have been looted by the robbers.
"We have hundreda of refugeea and are
hastening to Fort De France. The Inhab
itants of the region east and north of St.
Pierre fear another eruption of Mont
Pelee and are hurrying to eafety. Every
one expects a repetition of the outburst of
People ltot Destitute.
"In section of the island south of St.
Marie and east of Fort De France the ln
habltanta were going about tbetr uaual
duties and there were no signs of destitu
tion. A slight coating of ashes was notice
able everywhere. The ashes resemble Port
land cement and a chemical analysis shows
that they are practically the same.
"The wave of fire that Mr. Clark men
tions waa so sharply defined that a bull on
the edge of the track waa roasted on one
side . and not a hair was singed on the
other side of the animal. I walked for half
a mile through the ruins of St. Pierre
yesterday and saw not less than 1,200
dead bodies. They plainly showed the ef
fects of the burning as If aurrounded by
"The cyclonic fury of the flood of Are la
ahown by the uprooting of trees, aome of
which are turned upside down. I noticed
a lamp poet that had been torn up bodily.
I wltneseed the cyclone that devastated
Porto Rico in 1899 and nowhere did I ob
serve effects of the wind greater than we
found in St. Pierre.
"A man named Lasserne was approaching
St. Pierre when the explosion came. He
was with a companion In a carriage drawn
by mules. The mules were killed and tbe
carriage . overturned. Mr. Lasserne and hla
companion were thrown from the carriage
and badly burned. The coachman escaped
New. Volcano North of Pelee.
"ST. LUCIA, May 16. (Special Cable.) I
passed Martinique yesterday on tbe steam
ship Wear. Evidently a new volcano has
broken out to the north of Mont Pelee.
In following the uaual steamboat course
from Dominica to St. Lucia we could see
the mountain aendlng up dense black smoke,
through which a red glow that extended to
the water's edge could be seen. A shower
of sand and asbea and a aulphurous smell
caused the captain to change the course
of the steamer and we went five miles to
avoid the gas. Tbe captain and helmsman
who remained on deck, complained of feel
ing alck. After we ran out of the smoke
and gaa we changed, our courae and ap
proach St. Pierre. Mont Pelee had
thrown out targe quantltlea of lava since
I saw u a, few days ago. The appearance
of the country waa changed. Old ravines
had been filled and new crevlcea appeared
in many places. The desolation is Inde
scribable, and on a near view of St. Pierre
I found it more ghastly than I thought it
last Friday. W. P. LOUGH."
. Wider Area Than Martinique.
KINGSTON. Island of St. Vincent (Thurs
day afternoon). May 15. A correspondent
of the Associated Press has Juat returned
here from a visit on horse back to tbe
devastated district of thla ialand. during
which he traveled fifty miles and pene
trated to within five miles of the Soufrlere
crater. Tbe ash-covered area of St. Vin
cent exceeds, that of Martinique, which tbe
correspondent haa also explored. '
The most conservative estimate of the
death rate here now placea the number at
1,700. About 1,300 bodies already have been
Interred. .The entire northern part of tbe
Island Is covered with ashes to an average
depth of eighteen inches, varying from a
thin layer at Kingstown to. two feet or
more at Georgetown. Tbe crops are ruined,
nothing green can be seen, tbe streets of
Georgetown are cumbered with beapa of
ashes resembling snow drifts and ashes
rest ao heavily on the roofs that In aeveral
cases they have caused them to fall In.
There aoon will be 6, COO destitute persona
in need of assistance from the govern
ment, which t already doing everything
possible to relieve the sufferers. There
are 100 injured people in the hospital at
Georgetown. Ganga of men are aearchlng
for the dead or rapidly burying them In
trenches, and all that can be done under
the clrcumstancea la being accomplished.
The British cruiser Indefatigable brought
twenty-five tona of supplies here and re
turned to the island of Trinidad today for
The governor of the Windward islands.
Sir Robert Llewellyn, is here, supervising
tbe work of the authorities.
Great Destitution Anions; People.
While tbe outbreak of the volcano on the
bland of Martinique killed more people
cutrlght, more territory has been ruined la
St. Vincent, hence there Is greater destitu
Rude coffins are being mads to receive
the remains of the victims. The hospltsl
here is Oiled with dying people. Fifty
Injured persons sre lying on the floor of
that building, aa there are no beda for
their accommodation, though cota are being
rapidly constructed of boards.
It Is estimated that tbe aea has en
croached from ten feet to two miles along
the coaat near Georgetown and that a sec
tion on the north of the island has dropped
Into the sea. This is spparently verified
by the report of the French cable ablp
Polner-Quirtler, that soundings now show
seven fathoms where before the outbreak
there weto thirty. six fathoms of wster.
Lieutenant Ben McCormlck, commanding
ths United States steamer Potomac, now
, Continued oa Second Page.)
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair Saturday and
Warmer In Southwest Portion; Sunday
Temperature nt Omaha Yeaterdayi
Hour. Dear. Honr. Dee;.
n. ra All 1 p. m T3
en. m Aft a p. m 7
7 a. n...., r 8 p. ra...... TT
It a, n Ml 4 p. m TT
O a. m hl ft p. in 7
10 n. an (1.1 A p. m TT
11 n. m T p. m TT
13 m n N p. ra Tfi
p. m ..... . 72
ADULTERATED MEAT CASES
One Firm Pleads Guilty nnd
ST. PAUL, May 16. The cases sgatnst
the packing housea charged with using
borax In meata were called In tbe police
court and a majority of tbem continued.
There Is a case before the supreme court
In vhlch this case is Involved and It waa
the desire of both eldes to await lta de
cision before the present esses were tried.
McMillan A Co. did not wish to have tbe
affair hanging and pleaded guilty to the
charge of disposing of adulterated meata
and paid a One of $25. The case against
Nelson Morris ft Co. was dismissed, aa it
was discovered that the firm had paid 100
fine for the same offense when the cases
were first brought.
The following firms are Interested In the
pending rases: Cudaby Pscklng company.
Armour Packing company (two cases) and
Swift and Company. They will be called
again June 17, by which time it la expected
that the supreme court will have handed
down Its decision.
WICHITA. Kan., May 16. Aaslstant
United States Attorney McKeever com
plained before leaving here today that cat
tlemen and meat dealera are afraid to make
affidavits against tbe Beef trust, although
they w'.Ulngly give Information. He said
that wbile here he secured positive valua
ble evidence of the existence of a trust,
but he declined to state wbat It la.
ALBANY, N. Y.. May 16. The examina
tion of the eastern representatives of the
big western packing houses which waa to
have been begun today before Justice Ches
ter of tbe state supreme court was post
poned until May 26, upon motion of Attorney
General Davlca. He gave aa his reason
that his representative, E. H. Legatt, who
had been directed to subpoena tbe needed
witnesses, had been unable to locate any ot
J. E. SQUIERS IS NOMINATED
New York Mnn to Be Minister Pleni
potentiary to Aew Republic
WASHINGTON, May 16. The president
today aent to the aenate the nominations
of Herbert Goldsmith Squlers, New York,
to be envoy extraordinary and minister
plenipotentiary to the republic ot Cuba,
and Edward S. Bragg, Wisconsin, consul
general at Havana.
The president aent the following nomina
tions to the senate: John Gardner, Cool
idge, Mass., secretsry of the legation of the
United Statea at Prkln, China; Dewey C.
Bailey, Colorado, United States marshal for
district of Colorado; William H. Code ot
Arizona, Indian Inspector.
Registers of land office: Frank D. Mir
acle, Henela, Mont.; Edward Brassey, Lew
lston, Mont.; James M. Burllngame, Great
Receivers of public moneys: C. H. Ben
ton, Great Falls, Mont.; Louis W. Eldrldge,
Nave,: Lleutenanta, Junior grade, to be
lieutenants: Charlea S. Bookwalter and W.
Assistant paymaster: Charles W. Fen
rose, to be passed assistant paymaater.
ENGINEER FATALLY INJURED
Passenger Train on the goo
Crnahea Into n Through
RHINELANDER, W'is., May 16. Passen
ger train No. 84 on the 'Soo" line collided
with a through freight near Pembina late
last night, demolishing both engines snd In
juring four men, one, Engineer Meager,
probably will not recover.
Tne othera Injured are the conductor of
the pasaenger train, the engineer of the
freight and the news agent on the pasaen
ger. Tbe trains came together when both were
going at full speed and the compact waa ao
great that both englnea were badly wrecked.
The passenger train, which was a light one
consisting of three cars, waa thrown from
CONFIDENT IT IS GOD'S WILL
Mrs. Xation Serenely Aecepte Court's
Sentence of Fine nnd
TOPEKA, May 16. Mrs. Carrie Nation
waa today fined $100 and sentenced, to thirty
daya in the county Jail for her part In the
Joint raids tbst took plsce in this city over
a year ago under her direction. Mrs. Na
tion made no defense whatever and waa
taken to her old aulte of rooms In the Jail.
She expressed no regret in getting back and
expressed confidence that it waa "God's
EXETER, Neb.. May 16. (8peclal.) Miss
Alice Hoel and Ervan Edwarda were mar
ried by Rev. Mills of the Methodist church
Thursday at the home of the bride's par
ents, Mr. aad Mrs. Charlea Hoel. Mr. and
Mrs. Edwarda left In the evening for Rose
land, where he la atatlon .agent for the
Kansaa City & Omaha railroad company.
KEARNEY. Neb.. May 16 (Special Tele
gram.) Invitations were received today an
nouncing the coming marriage of Fred Cole
of Omaha to Mlaa Mary D. Keck of Kear
ney, tbe wedding to take place In thla city
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb., May 16. (Special.)
John Wynn and Misa Clara I. Petty
were married at the home of the brlde'a
mother In thla city. Rev. Asa Sleetb of
ficiating. lews and Missouri Railroad.
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., May 1.-The
secretary of state today chartered the
lows, at Mlsnouri railroad of Kansas City
with ft capital of ll.hiO.uiio. This road la to
! extend from St. Louis to Mirnn, Mo., 1M
' mltee, and Is to be operated with the
lowa st st. L.ouia railroad, which nlad
amended charter today to extend Its line
from Adair county to Cartervllle. Ia., and
to Macon. Mo., a dlatance of 100 miles.
The directors of the new company are:
H. F. Reddia. Henry C. Solomon. H M
I Kendriok, J. E. Murphy, of Kansas City,
I and tialieck W, Bcamaa of Clinton, is.
OSLY SLIGHT RAISE
Bute Board of Equalisation Quickly riaiibel
Ita Work and Adjourni.
FEW HOURS SUFFICE TO MAKE UP REPORT
Railroad Officiali Do Not Appear to AaiirM
Arguments of L Boiewator.
ONLY ONE LINE MATERIALLY INCREASED
Praotically No Change Made la tit Valua
tion! of Trunk Routes,
OMAHA BELT LINE GETS BIGGEST BOOST
Kelson Branch of Reck Ialand Conies
Next nnd Increases on Other
Ronda Are Only Trtfllnc
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Mav 16. rSr,Mi T.tnn
The State Board of Equalisation thla morn-
nnisnea its isbors, raising tbe asaeaasd
valuation of all railroad nronertv In th
state approximately $184,000. This makes
total valuation of $26,589,592.70.
This Increase la divided amnnr varlnna
roads. . The valuation of tha Omaha n-n
line waa increaaed from $6,600 to $10,000
per mne. ine Omaba Bridge and Terminal
company la, not Included In tha .ia
year, having been referred for taxo.iion to
me Lrougias county authoritlea. Last year
thla road was assessed bv tha atata tuuH
or. a total valuation of $17,8!2. Tha grand,
toiai ot ail roads last year waa $26,422,752.
A comparison with the mil nt ! ....
shows the following Increases in tbe val-
uauuu per mile: rhirn v-v....i.. a.
- , iicui.. f
Kaunas, $100: Lincoln ft ntav um. tin.
Nebraska, Wyoming Western, $300; Re-
i-uui.can vaney. Kansaa ft Southwestern.
$60; Nelson branch of tha RvV Li.-
$500; Omaha Belt line, $S,600; Kansas City
c orinwestern, 150; Kansss City ft
Omaha. $300; Sioux City, O'Neill A West
ern. $100. The Lincoln branch of the Mis
souri Pacific waa reduced 1200 per mile and
the Springfield and Papllllon branches $100
per mile. The Pullman property was in
creaaed $4,000 In total valuation.
Tbe following atatement. ihmi ik,
uation per mile of each rait ma ..
termlned by the board in the two years
ua witn ths mileage, in which
there waa no material difference In the
Mileage. 1901. 1P02.
R a- vr
Atchison AV NahrnaU'
lHl.fcl IW.bm J10.5SO
Chi.. Neb. & Kan. .. "
IW.1H 4.BOU tso
O. 1. & W. C
Lincoln & Black Hills.
Lincoln & N. Wr,
Nebraska &. Cnlnrarin
Neh.. Wvn a. w A-..... ,
Omaha at North Platte.. m.h
Omaha ft Southwestern, (n.w
Oxford & Kansas M.fil
Republican Valley ..,..5U.1
Rep. Val.. Kan. & 8. W. 8.60
Rep. Val. & Wyo 4!.17
I nlon Pacific 467.S8
V. P., K. Ac B. H..: .. 65 74
V. P., O. & R. V 414.44
C.. St. P., M. ft 0 271.16
F., E. ft M. V 963.71
F., E. ft M. V.. Lincoln. .24
8loux City ft Pacific.... 26.95
C. R. I. A P iu io
C. R. I. ft P.. St. Joe
C, R. I. ft P., Nelson
branch II 14
Missouri Pacific ti'.ti
M. P., Crete branch ... 6S.18
M. P., Weeping Water
branch 61. R8
M. P., Lincoln branch.. 45. 29
M. P., Omaha Belt Line 16.54
Pacific Railway 71.22
K. C. ft N. W. 20.10
M. P., Springfield and
Papllllon branches .... 7.88
St. Joe & Gd. Island. .112.53
Kansas City ft Omaha. .11)3.38
Stoux City, O'Neill ft
Total valuation, 1!U
Total valuation, 190$
Railroads Do Kot Appenr.
The board waa in aesalon only a few rotn- ,
utes this morning, just long enough to for- '
mally and finally agree oa the valuation as
previously arranged. It was expected that
representatives of some of the roads would
make anawer today to the arguments pre
sented Wednesday by B. Roaewater nnd E.
W. Slmeral, but none of tbem appeared.
Mr. Slmeral waa here from Omaha prepared
to make further argument on tha franchise
question, but waa told by Auditor Weston
prior to the meeting that the hoard bad
agreed to consider only the tangible prop
erty In determining the valuation. How
ever, no record was made of tba decision.
When questioned after ths meeting Treas
urer Stuefer aald the final action of tbe
board was unanlmoua. When asked If any
member favored the consideration of fran
chises he said: "No, we all agreed that we
could conalder only the tangible property;
that the law gave us no authority to go be
No change waa made in the valuation -of
TOOMBS SENTENCED TO HANG
Man Fonnd Guilty of MnrderlnsT'Glrl
to Be ExecateA
CHICAOO, Msy ll Judge Brentano to
day denied a new trial ot Lewis O. Toombe,
who was found guilty of murdering Carrie
Larsen on tbe steamer Peerless, aad sen
tenced btm to be banged oa June 13.
In pronouncing sentence tbe court ad
dressed Toombs In scathing terms. "It waa
a cruelly executed murder ot a pure and
virtuous girl, who you lured to the boat on
the pretext of giving ber work," said the
court. "She waa Just budding Into woman
hood, and her honor waa dear to her ao
dear that she died for It."
Toombs, it wss shown at the trial, after
murdering tbe girl during a desperate fight,
weighted the body and thrust it through ft
hole In tbe ice, where It sunk In ths river.
A boy, who had been ft horror-stricken wit
ness of ths crime, brought tha story to tha
KNIFE STAl PROVES FATAL"
Dies of Monad Innleted
Woman Whlje In s
PES MOINES. May 16. Louis Wads died
at Newton early thia morning, aa a reault
of the wound Inflicted In hla abdomen ft
few daya ago with a ten-Inch butcberknlfat
ia ths hands ot Jennie Thomas during ft
scuffls in ths Vtoplft restaurant, where
they were employed.
Although Mlsa Jennie Thomas claimed
the stabbing waa accidental and Wade
made an ante-mortem atatement corrobora
ting ber, ehe waa placed under arrest thla
morning charged with maaalaughter.. It Ift
said Wade subsequsAtlr withdrew, hla atata.
4.600 4 600
$.oo t .too
5,000 6.i Oil
3.600 . 3.6(10
4.500 ' 4.5QU
, wo i.aoo
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