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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 24, 1902 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
DOM TO ROOSEVELT
Elaborate Banquet on Qtuloii Oiren bj
Trench Delegate to President.
LARGE NUMBER OF NOTABLES PRESENT
Admiral Devtj, General Kiles, Cabinet
Officer! and Many Women Attend.
RDENT FELICITATIONS ARE EXCHANGED
1 Cambon, for President Lonbet, Paji
High Tribute to Eooee?elt.
EXAMPLE OF POPULAR LIBERTY FOR WORLD
America's Chief Miglilnt Reollea
with Cardial Worde for Fri
I and Mntaal Friendship of Sia
tleae. Peat and Preeeat.
ANNAPOLIS. May 22. The luncbeoo
given today on board the French battlachlp
Gsulots, In honor of President Pooeevelt.
wee one of the most memorable Incident
f the visit of the distinguished French
oldiers and aallor to this country, who
re here to Join in the celebration of the
unveiling of the monument to the memory
ef General Rochambeau. which takes place
In Warhlneton tomorrow.
The member of the French and American
commissions arrived from Washington an
hour In advance of the presidential train.
They were met at the station, escorted to
(he steamers Gloucester and Etandlsh. and
conveyed to the French battleship, lying in
the Annapolis roads. Governor Smith of
Maryland joined the commissioners and
guests at the wharf.
President Roosevelt and his party of
American officials arrived at 11:30. They
were driven to the naval academy through
t double line of marines and national
guardsmen; thence to the wharf, reviewing
the battalion of cadets enroute. Boarding
the dispatch boat Dolphin the party was
soon by the aide of the "pride of the French
Presidential Sal ate.
As Dolphin approached the anchorage
ground of Gaulols and the American escort
ing squadron Olympia, Alabama and Kear
arge, presidential salute was fired and
the contlnnous detonation furnished a
strong reminder of an up-to-date naval
battle. Aa sooa as the president came
board Gaulols. accompanied by his
daughter and Secretaries Root and Moody,
be waa met by Ambassador Cambon. Gen
eral Brugere and Admiral Fournler and es
corted to the csbin of the officers. Here
general handshaking, congratulations aad
preliminary refreshments ensued. Then fol
lowed the luncheon tendered to President
Roosevelt by the French ambassador.
The banquet ball had been Improvised
upon the ample after-deck of Gaulols. This
waa accomplished by stretching overhead
nd at the aide copious supply of French
and American bunting, the colore at the
two republics being thus blended with ar
tistic and Imprueslble effect. v ,.
IllanOoatloae of laterior.
The Interior waa illuminated by electric
lights, while plentiful supply ef wit
randies cast mellow radiance over the
tables. The decorations were American
Beauty and Jaoquemlnot roaes. Three
whirling electric fans cooled the somewhat
torrid atmosphere and the band dtaeoursej
martial music from the lower deck. The
tables were arranged tn the shape of an
Irregular parallelogram to suit the con
tour of the tapering after-deck of Gaulols.
President Roosevelt occupied the middle
eat at ths hesd ef the. table. Extending
above his bead were two monster twelve-
Inch guns, protruding from the rear turret,
but those grim reminders of French
prowess were offset at the foot of the table
where there confronted Mr. Roosevelt a
plsndid display of the American colors,
with the eagle with outstretched wings, the
national eoat-of-arms and the motto, "E
Plurlbus Unum." In brilliant electric llghta.
Other Ketable Gaesta.
The chief guest of honor next to Presi
dent Roosevelt waa Governor John Walter
Smith of Maryland, who was assigned a
feat near the chief magistrate and who
"was the recipient of the attentions front
the distinguished guests, both American
and French. Admiral Dewey eat next to
Governor Smith. Immediately opposite the
president was Madam Cambon, wife of the
French ambassador, and upon her right
Mrs. Root, wife of the secretary of war,
and on bef left Mrs. Lodge, wife of the
Massachusetts senator. Next to Mrs. Lodgs
was General Brugere, commander of tae
French armies, and to the left of Mrs.
LodJfe waa Admiral Fournler. Inspector
geniral of the French navy.
After the deMcacies of a choice French
xuetu had been discussed. Ambassador Cam
bon aroas and in the same of President
lxmbet ef the French republic bid a hearty
welcome te all who were present. He was
especially complimentary In hla allusions
to President Roosevelt. In wboee bands he
aid the precious liberties of the American
people were safe.
President of Clerlena Hepatite.
He eloquently alluded to the historic oe-
eaalon which had called tbem together and
expressed the hope and belief that the
splendid friendship between the French and
American people which bad continued un
broken for more than a century would con
tinue for generations. Ha concluded by
offering a toast. "To the president of the
glorious American republic, which had set
the example of popular liberty not only for
Franca, but fcr the whole world.
In proposing the health of President
Roosevelt, Ambassador Cambon said that
la attending the Invitation te tbe chief
magistrate of the I'nlted States be wlahed
te emphasise the fact that be was acting
aa the direct sod personal representative
ef President Loubet of the French repub
President BMMVtll Renllea.
President Roosevelt replied la hi hap
piest vela, although speaking with unusual
deliberation, aa though he measured every
word. After expressing tbe appreciation
of the American people tor tbe friendly
pint which prompted the sending or
battleship and .so many Illustrious soldiers
and sailors to the unveiling of tbe itocn
am beau statue, tbe president sstd:
Mr. Ambassador, we appreciate what
Franca has done in sending to our shores
on ibis occasion such a magnificent war
snip, tud w ait"ilts the chaise of
those who were srnt. and M Cambon. we
ihuik vou tor vour haiiy cood Judgment
In selecting such an Illustrious commander
-t the army and uavy to aend le us on
ths auspK'tuus occasion of tbe unveiling of
the llliimiu statu
One hundred and twenty years age the
valor of the so Id it-ra and ullnrs or J-Tan re
rxerted. affording to the Judgment of bis-
lurimia, tli deiarmuiliia tiitiucuoe In ms
lug ihls country a fee and Independent
cuunlry (applause) and berauae. of tn
France must aiwsya oceupy a cherieaed
place in our naarte. (Kaarwed appiauaa.)
jCuatiuusd on Second, Pace-)
EARTHQUAKE DESTROYS CITY
Aeeordlna; to Dl. patch It Wholly Oh
llterntra Qneealteaaago la
HAMBVRG. Msy 13. A epeclsl dispatch
to tbe Hamburg Bcersrnbslle from Guate
mala says that the town of Quezaltenango
haa been wholly destroyed by an earth
quake, which lasted three-quarters of a
minute. Business is entirely suspended in
Guatemala, and a great part of the coffee
crop there has been destroyed.
WASHINGTON, May 23. The earthquake
reported In the Hamburg dispatches re
garding the destruction of the city of Quez
altenango. Guatemala, was Identified here
as that wh'ch really occurred oh April
II end which has been described to some
extent tn the American newspapers. In
formation received here at the Guatemal
legation ebon a that the city was wholly ,
stroyed and that San Marcos and sev ,v,
other towns were psrtlally destroyed. .
Guatemala authorities decided to recon
struct tbe city of Quezaltenango on tbe
plains some distance from the site of the
original place. . Reports regarding the de
etrurtion ot life are Incomplete, but they In
dicate thai, ti least several thousand per
sons were killed and the property loss ap
proximated (50,000,000 in the April earthquake.
It wss reported from Guatemala City,
Guatemala, April 20, that earthquake
shocks, which were general throughout that
country on April 18, 19 and 20, partly ob
literated tbe town of Quezaltenango and
badly damaged Amatltlan. Solola, N'ahula.
Santa Lucia and San Juan. Two hundred
persons were reported killed, mostly women
and many people were Injured.
Quezaltenango has population of about
25.000 people. Is handsomely built and well
paved and has a richly decorsted cathedral,
several other churches and a Dne city hall.
L0UBET DRINKS TO THE CZAR
Ftaler of ftassla Ileeponds
Toast to the French
ST. PETERSBURG. Msy 2S. The French
squadron left Cronstadt this afternoon for
France. The czar, M. Lcubet and the czar
ina proceeded together on the royal yacht
Alexandria and boarded the armored
cruiser, Montcalm, where the president
entertained their majesties at lunch. M.
Loubet toasted the czar, as follows:
Sire: In coming on hoard Montcalm
with her majesty the czarina you have
done tho French navy an honor which it
will profoundly appreciate. The sentiment
of our sailors for their brave comrade of
the Eupulun navy makes Itself manifest
upon every occasion that offers. Whether
in the Mediterranean or elsewhere their
fraternity evinces the unibn of their coun
tries. 1 shall carry away a warm and im
perishable memory of my visit to this hos
pitable empire and France, which has
heard with Joy the welcome extended to
Its representative, will remain faithful to
the alliance, of which Russia, in common
with Franco, so fully appreciates the bene
fit. I drink to the long life and glory of
the valiant Russian navy.
Tho czar replied:
It is infinitely acceptable to the czarina
and my self to find ourselves on board of
this fine vessel. We thank you cordis lly
for your visit. Mr. President, and beg you
to convey our most friendly greetings aa
well as our best wishes to France, tbe
fetrhful friend and steadfast ally of Rus
I raise my glass to the prosperity of the
glorious navy of France.
IRELAND IS NOW MENTIONED
St. Paul ArehMehep May Be Xaaned
hnceeaeor to Late Arch,
ROME. May 28 The Vatican Is dis
cussing the probability of the archdiocese
of New York sending tn the name of Arch
bishop Ireland of St. Paul, Minn., with the
names of Bishop Charles McDonnell of
Brooklyn and Auxiliary John M. Farley as
candidates from whom the propaganda shall
select a successor to the late Archbishop
Tbe belief In this possibility Is bated on
the Idea that the Catholics ot the arch
dloceae are ambitious to have a cardinal as
the archbishop and that cone ot the Amerl
can archbishops or bishops have such a
good ' chance of obtaining tbe scarlet ber.
retta aa Archbishop Ireland.
NEW TORK. May 23. Father Lavelle
rector of St. Patrick's cathedral, this city.
aid be bad not heard any of those in su
thorlty here express the wish that the
province of New York be presided over by
cardinal. Father Lavelle said that since
tbe death of Archbishop Corrigan the only
question considered was the selection of
names to be presented te the peps for his
action. It waa also said that the initiative
In tbe creation of a cardinal roans with tbe
PROGRESS IN PHILIPPINES
Faelfleatlon la Aeeendancy and
BaUsgss Will Have Civil Gov.
eranaeat Jaly 4.
MANILA, May 23- A civil government
111 be Inaugurated In Batangas province
July 4. The step could be immediately
taken, ao far as pacification of that part
of the Island la concerned, but some de
tails of tbe system need perfecting and the
I'nlted States commission thinks It best
st present to leave Batangas under mili
tary control, which Is operating most sat-
Tbe Industrial conditions are Improving
rapidly. Crops hsvs been planted through
out Batangaa and will mature tn August.
Other provinces report a marked dimlnu
tlon of ladronlsm, especially in Leyte and
Cavlte provinces, wbsre the ladrones bad
chiefly flourished heretofore.
JAPAN WANTS LARGE LOAN
Keeds Oat Handred Mllllea Dollars
to Balld Railways aad
SEATTLE. Wash.. May 21 Count Mat-
sukaua. tbe prime minister of Jspan. with
the Japaneae minister of finance, is now la
the I'nlted States lor the purpose of
negotiating a loan of $100,000,000 with
which to build ships and railways and to
carry on mining operations tn Japan. This
statement Is made upon the authority of
Theophlle Collier, the attache of tbe Bel
glan legation In Toklo, who, with bis wife,
arrived la Seattle on the steamer Ehlnano
Maru from Japan.
F,l-c Htarr'i f aaadrea galls.
DUBLIN. May 23. The squadron ef Ger
maa warships commanded by Prince Henry
ot Prussia sailed from Kingstown today for
Dedication of 4hlo Maasatstd.
CINCINNATI. May 2S.-The dedication of
the Ohio snonun.ents tn the gnlloh National
Military pars. Is set fur June t and ? neat.
Uovernw George k.. Naeh wtll present the
monumenta to the national government.
There are thirty-eight monuments fox Ohio
troops, jlu out nu axe u Biaua.
REGARD THE WAR AT AN END
Formal Declaration of Any Amity, Eowtrer,
is Still Lacking.
STATEMENT HOURLY LOOKED FOR
Despite the Conferences la Booth
Africa aad the Cealdest Air la
Eaglasl Fighting gtlll
LONDON. Msy 23. Pesce in South Africa
Is regsrded as assured, but an official
declaration to that effect is still lacking,
and there Is nothing official to Indicate
when an announcement may be expected,
'nlon Is divided as to whether a state-
situation will be issued tonight,
-t meeting, or whether It
- the meeting of the
.he best that only
mi will be laid be
that if they are ac
of the details may
the basis of the , -fore
the ministers, li.
repted the discussion
till occupy some time, during which, pre
sumably, an armistice will be declared.
Meanwhile, outside the Boer commandoes
immediately connected with the peace ne
gotiation, fighting contlnuee. Lovat's
scouts surprised Fouche's commend In Cape
Colony Wednesday last and captured most
of the Boer supplies.
Greater public interest was manifested
this meeting of the cabinet than has
been the case In any meeting since tne
esrly stages of the war. The ministers
reached Downing street from all parte of
the country and were greeted by hundreds
of people anxious for some sign of the
probable trend cf affairs.
The Stock exchange has fully made up
its mind how things are going and declares
that the basis of peace was signed at
Regards War aa Eaded.
The cabinet meeting adjourned at 5:10 p.
The Associated Press has ascertained
that the government regards the war as
prictically ended. '
Advices received by the war otnee inai-
cat that whatever decision the Vereenig-
Ing conferences may arrive at, most. If not
II. of the Boer leaders who went to Pre
toria will not continue the fight. The pree
ent negotiations were merely for the pur
poee of enabling the Boer leaders to "save
their faces." After they learn the results
of this afternoon's meeting of the cabinet
the Boer leaders are expected to announce
their reluctant acquiescence with the
The War office does not expect any seri
ous defections from the rank ana nie on
the action taken by Generals Botha and
Action Is being taken at Downing street
to prevent premature publication, owing to
possibility that a portion of the Vereenig-
lng delegates might bolt and continue the
struggle without their leaders. Privately,
however, confidence Is expressed In official
circles that everything Is over but the
Interesting references to peace are con
tained In a letter from Klerksdorp, dated
April 25. It eays:
Seventy to elrhtr thousand British troops
are here waiting for General Delarey s an
swer from the peace conference, and every
hour we are expecting them (the Boers) to
march in and surrender. We hsve actually
sent out w&gon loads of clothes to enable
hem to come in tidy; tnere s every pros
pect of peace. Lord Kitchener carries here
rom tTetona every oiner oay, ana seems
to be In particularly good spirits. .He
actually smiles, and that'a a thing be not
often does. We attach great Importance
to these smiles, in regard o peace.
SUBMERGED BY THE RAINS
Great Loos Saatalaed la Xorthweaterm
lowa oa Aeeoaat of
ST. PAUL. Minn.. May 23. The entire
northeastern portion of Iowa is half sub
merged from the recent heavy rains, and
mmenae financial loases have been . sus
tained. Jesse A. Gregg of Su Paul baa re
turned from the inundated district and re
ports great destruction of property. On
Wednesday morning over six Inches of rain
fell in two hours. The water formed In the
low places until all barriers were over
flowed and then rushed down the creek
beds and ravines, pouting a great torrent
Into a stream called the Dry Rock, running
through Decorah and other towns In the
Streets became Impassable, and owing to
the high wind the situation for three hours
was one of great peril to every one. As far
s Mr. Gregg could learn only two lives
were loot. A mother, aroused by the en
croachment of the water into the bouse.
leaped from her bed in the dark with ber
child in ber arms and apparently went out
doors. The child fell Into the water and In
tbe darkness the mother was unable to lo
cate the little one, who was drowned. A
large egg warehouse, located about half a
mile from the torrent, was smept away and
an old man drowned.
Between Cccever and Decorah, a distance
of nine miles, seven miles of track owned
by the Chicago, Milwaukee aV St. Paul road
were washed out. Blxtaen Iron bridgee in
and about Decorah were destroyed. The
stream which overflowed Its banks runs
through a portion of the residence district
and the railroad district ot the town and
great damage was done to private and rail
There were six washouts between Austin
and Preston on the open prairie. Ten
miles of track was destroyed on the Iowa
and Minnesota division of the Chicago,
Milwaukee t St. Paul railroad. Mr. Gregg
says the damage at Decorah la estimated
At Decorah bouses were washed from
foundations and people residing on tbe flats
fled to the hills for safety. More loss of
life is feared, as ail points have not been
beard from. ' At Fort Atkinson eleven cars
were washed Into the stream and loss of
stock Is reported throughout the country.
WORST FLOODS IN OKLAHOMA
Del as;e Aaaaaaea Alaraalasr Pvapaa
tloaa. Hark Damage Already
GUTHRIE. Okl.. May 23 The rivers
today reached the highest point since the
flood be pan and the present Indication of
more rain is alarming, aa It means that tbe
Cottonwood and Cimarron will flood the en
tire country, and like reports are received
from the Canadiaa and Waahtta rivers.
At no time have such floods been knows
m Uklaaoma. Near VU alula t'ltj, Prler
Barry, farmer, was killed by lightning.
laatraetor Haaara Hlaaeelf to Tree.
Sl'SQl'EHANNA. Pa.. May O-Prof.
Penu n E. James, for many years principal
of the Montroae High arhool. cummlttrd
suicide last night by bsnging himself to a
tree In the ouiklrta of the borough. His
body waa found today. Temporary In
sanity caused hv 111 health la supposed to
be the cauee. Prof. Jamea waa one of the
blest and beat known instructors tn north
ern Penns) lanla. Ha was a former auper
Uilaadent of fcjaqueoaim counts.
MARTIN HELPS THE CHINAMEN
eearea Adaalaaaloai for Owe Bora la
Dead wood aad Who 1'eat
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, May 23 (Special Tele
gram.) Representative Martin of South Da
kota has had a considerable business to do
for his Chinese constituent In Deadwood
since he arrived here for tbe session.
Some time ago be secured the release of a
young Chinaman, a ho was bom in Dead
wood, but who, on returning to the United
Siatea. was denied sdmiKPlon. The latest
caoe called to hla attention la that of Sam
Tock, whose father, Weng Qutng Skim, is
a prominent merchant of Dead-wood. Skim
has lived in this country for twenty years.
His son was born in China and is about 18
years of age. He sought admission on the
ground that as he Is under the age hie
father's residence Is recognized under
tbe lsw as bis own. Mr. Martin took up
the case today with Secretary Shaw of tbe
treasury. Young Tork will probably be
permitted to land and proceed to his
A civil service examination will be held
at South Omaha on July 1 tor the position
of watchman and fireman In the rustodian
service at that place.
W. S. Shipp haa been designated as a
member of the civil service board for the
postofflce at Mount Pleasant, la.
Rural free delivery service will be estab
lished July 1 at Beacon, Mahaska rounty,
la.; area covered, sixty-two square miles;
population, 1.7H1. The poetoffice at Ferry
will be supplied by rural carrier.
Postmastere sppointed: Nebraska Har
rison. Sioux county, H. A. Priddy. vice A.
J. Bogart, resigned. Iowa Beney, Plym
outh county. Jonathan Alderson.
The postofflce at Indianapolis. Mahaska
county, la., has been discontinued.
The comptroller of the currency has ex
tended the corporate existence of the First
National bank of Lemars. la., until the
close of business on May 23, 1922.
The First National bank of Chicago has
been approved as reserve agent for the
First National bank of Swea City and
O. J. Sagge of Center Point, 8. D., has
been appointed railway mail clerk.
Clyde T. Mastin and George S. Anderson
have been appointed substitute letter car
riers at Kearney, Neb.; James E. Cocner, a
substitute clerk in the postofflce at Cedar
Rapids, and Martin S. Lucas, a stamper
in the postofflce at Clarlnda.
The abstract ot the condition of the na
tional banks of Nebraska, exclusive of
Omaha and. Lincoln, at the close of busi
ness on April 30, ae reported to the comp
troller ot the currency, shows an average
reserve held at 32.41 per cent, against 33.13
per cent on February 25. Loans and dis
counts increased from $22,697,544 to $23.
558.270; gold coin, from $744,705 to $752,378;
total specie, from $1.062.69 to $1,070,821;
lawful money reserve, from $1,668,781 te
$1,784,863; individual deposiU, from $24,.
071.181 to $25,126,286.
Representative Burkett will leave for
home Sunday evening to be present at his
district convention, which meets In Lincoln
J. R. Van Bosklrk has been recommended
for register of the land office at Alliance
to succeed r. M. Dorrlngton. Both of the
Nebraska sens tors Joined in the recom
mendation. A rural free delivery route has oeen or
dered established at Funk, Phelps county.
PRESBYTERIAN ROUTINE WORK
Many Reports Are Babanltted aad Dis
posed Of by the As
NEW YORK. May 23. The Presbyterian
general assembly resumed its sessions to
day with good attendance and the mod
erator. Rev. Dr. Van Dyke, called up the
report of the special committee on Sab
bath observance as tbe special order of tbe
day. The report was read by James Yere
ance. The general service was conducted by
the Rev. Dr. Hall Young of Alaska, who,
with other speakers, made grateful refer
ence to the accomplishment of creed re
vision. During the consideration of the report of
the special committee on Sabbath observ
ance, R. M. Carethers of Grand Rapids,
N. D.. moved to strike out part of the
report In which card parties on the Sab
bath are condemned. "It would convey the
Idea that the general assembly of this
church approves of card parties on other
days of the week." said Mr. Carethers. The
amendment was accepted.
After the adoption of the Sabbath obser
vation report, the moderator administered
a rebuke to some commissioners, who, he
said, were members of a judicial commls
sli-a and yet could not be found when called
for. "You are here to get through with the
work of the assembly," he aald. "That la
what the church sent you fcere for, bretb
ren, and sot merely to hare a good time.'
The report of tbe standing committee on
church erection was next called up. The
report, which was presented by the chair
man, the Rev. Dr. Arthur C. McMillan of
this city, state that all churches estab
lished sooner or later cease to exist, but
that this Is no reason to ceaae to aid In
building new ones. The report commends
the work of the Board ot Church Erection
during the year.
The board commenced the year with
$193,275 and spent $205,269. The board be.
gins the coming year with an empty treaa
ury and only contributions received after
the annual report had been completed ena
bled it to report no debt. Two hundred
and fifty-nine churches were aided during
the year to erect new structure. The re
port with Its recommendations was
dopted. Rev. Dr. Hubbell of tbe New
York Sabbath committee was then Intro
duced and briefly detailed the work of that
organisation. Dr. Hubbell ssld the police
department hal helped them very much In
their work. "Even Devery used to help
us," be aaid.
Judge Robert N. Wilson read the report
of the special committee onvacancles and
NEBRASKA MAN ON PROGRAM
Rev. Dr. J. XV. Coaler Delivers Ad
drees Before Aaaerieaa Bap
tist Fwblteattoa Koetety.
ST. PAVL. Minn., May 23. The morning
session of the American Baptist Publication
society began with devotional services at
10 o'clock, following which came the Sunday
Rev. Dr. J. W. Conley of Nebraska deliv
ered an ad are a on "TU. Sunday Bitujl au
the Denominational Life," and E. M
Thresher, Esq., of Ohio on "How Can Sun
day School Work Be Improved T
The report ot the cenmlttee on publishing
wss presented, calling attention to that
branch ot tbe society work, which is
highly commended by the eommittsa for its
careful business management and the suc
cess ot its various enterprises.
Mr. Armstrong of Missouri closed the
morning ssssioa vltfe u adiresa.
STEELE HEADS GRAND ARMY
Lieutenant Governor Elected Commander
Otct Judge Lee 6. Latelle.
MRS. KINNEY PRESIDENT REtlEF CORPS
Kext Enraaapsnent of (.read Arsny aad
Meetiags of Aaalllary Bodies Go
to Fresaoat laatallatloas
GRAND ARMY OFFICERS.
i ah i t . Dl LLLt,, rairDury
Senior Vice Commander
-....8. S PETERS, Beatrice
Junior Vice Commander
. v . Kh. n l , tsiair
... REV. w. M. tailor. Blue springs
DR. F. O. BL RDICK. Omaha
Council of Administration
W. 8. APKVS 1TH. Omaha (Post No. 2tv)
R. I). PINE Ashland.
J. D. GARNER, Uncnln (Post No. 25).
T. J. THOMAS. Harvard.
Assistant Adjutant General
MART HUHt, uncom
Assistant 'Quartermaster General
(J. B. TUMPSON. airtiury
J l lMiE J. a. rAiMtii, omana
WILLIAM H BARGER. Hebron
Delegate-at-Large to National Encamp
....JUDGE LEE S. ESTELLE. Omaha
JOSEPH BWEARIMifcA, Mllltord
HERMAN PROPS. Lincoln (Pot 251.
W. H. GREEN, Omaha (Post No. 110).
C. R. TOMHSON. Fatrbury.
JOHN LETT. York.
J. B DRIESRACH. Omaha (Poet No. Tt.
H. W. DAVIS. Lincoln (Tost No. 21t).
WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS.
MRS A1MEE KENNY. Blair
Senior Vice President
MRS ELIZABETH LESCHER, Beatrice
Junior Vice President
..MRS. J1LIA NODDING?. Rising City
Treasurer.. MRS E. E. PAYNE. Ainsworth
Chaplain MRS. ELIZA PATCH. Omaha
MRS. MARY MORGAN. Alma.
MRS. ESTELLE EPOErOMB, Tork.
MRS. ANNA N. SAYERS. Omaha.
MRS. MARY SMITH. Lyons.
MRS. SARAH SWEET. Crelghton.
... MRS. WEALTHY KEMP. Fremont
MRS. ANNA ASK WITH. Omaha
MISS ETTA BROOKS. University Place
MRS. BARBER. Kearnev
Inspector.. MRS. MAYME CLEVER. Nellgh
Delepate-at-Large to National Meeting
MRS. HARKJETTE LLCE, Republican
MRS. Al U1PTA KHBMAKDT, BtantOll
MRS. MARIE PITE. Omaha. .
MRS. RETTA HARROP. Lincoln.
MRS VESTA D. HUNGATE. Omaha.
Today the veterans of the department of
Nebraska, with their aides of the Women's
Relief corps and Ladies of the Grand Army
of the Republic, leave Omaha, after an en
campment that they pronounce the greatest
and most successful since tbe one in Omaha
ten years ago, before death had decimated
the ranks so seriously. Joint installation
t Washington Hall last evening ended the
program, tbe last day having been devoted
to the election and appointment of those
officers whose names appear above, and to
the adoption ot resoletlons.
At noon the encampment delegates bad
elected the most- Important of their execu
tives end chosen Fremont as the place for
the twenty-seventh annual encampment of
the Grand Army of tbe Republic, tbe twen
tieth session of the Woman's Relief corps
and the .twelfth session of the Ladles of
tbe Grand Army of the Republic.
Coanradea Work Harmoaloaaly.
At Washington ball the comrades worked
with energy end with decided differences
cf opinion, but without the slightest rup
ture of good feeling. The election of offi
cers was one of the most Important ever
held, by tt there was broken the old
rule of rotation In office a rule that is
said to have been observed ever since the
first election by the Nebraska department.
When the session was called to order
by Commander Wilcox there were 407 voting
delegates on the floor and many veterans
In the gallery. The first business waa the
legalizing ot the postponed date of the
present encampment, such postponement
having been taken from May 14, that Na
tional Commander Torrance might be pres
ent. The comrades then received the greetings
of the Woman's Relief Corps, presented by
visiting committee composed of Mrs.
Wainwright of Blair, Mrs. Sweet of Crelgh
ton, Mrs. Cleaver of Nellgh. Mrs. Rapp of
Omaha and Mrs. Josle Bennett. Judge
Fawcett responded. To convey similar
compliment to tbe Woman's Relief Corps
Commander Wilcox dispatched a committee
composed of S. D. Davis, John Reese, Dr.
Stone and Dr. Brothers, who took with
them check for the $300 given the corps
by a vote Thursday.
Eleetloa of Cosnnaaader.
When the election of department com.
mander was taken up only two names were
proposed, that of Lieutenant Governor
Steele, submitted by Hon. J. B. Strode of
Lincoln, and that of Judge Lee S. Estelle
ot Omaha, proposed by John Lett of York,
Of the 365 votes cast Steele received 201
and Estelle 156. The Judge was on his
feet Instantly and with the most cordial
of smiles shouted that be wanted the vote
made unanimous and that the new com
mander could have no more ardent or faith
ful supporter than be. The assembly
cheered both the victor and the vanquished
nd stood to make the vote unanlmouo.
Mr. Steele, in accepting the honor, said
it pleased him more than would an election
to the office of governor of the state.
Past Department Commander Joe Teeters
of Lincoln then moved tbe abandonment
of that system of rotation In office by
which the subordinate commanders have
been ascending to the superior office. It
received second from bait dozen parts
ot the bouse instantly. Judge Fawcett
offered an amendment that would make It
not Impossible tor such ascendancy to occur,
but the whole matter was tabled on motion
ot Harmon Bross.
Meatlaneat Agalaat Rotation.
Tbe sentiment was apparently against
further rotation, however, for the senior
vice elected waa not, former Junior Vice
Maxim, but S. 8. Peters of Beatrice, elected
by acclamation. In nominating hlm Dr.
Brothers stated that Peters enlisted In tbe
Second Ohio cavalry when 14 years old and
later enlisted with the regulars, serving
fourteen years In all.
It was also an election by acclamation
that made F. W. Kenney of Blair Junior
vice, after being nominated by Judge Faw
cett. He waa a aallor and It waa his wife
wbo was elaiied piidcCt of the Woman's
Relief corps Tbursdsy.
For medical director the nominees were
Dr. F. O. Burdick of Omaha, who received
133 votes, and Dr. W. H. Baowell of
Orleans, who received 108.
For chaplain tbe nominees were Ree
Harmon Brou of Lincoln, who has been
chaplain: Rev. Preeson of Milford and Rev.
Taylor of Blue Springs. The first to At-
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CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Generally Fair.
caperatare at Omaha Yeaterdayi
Dea. Hear. Pes.
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p. sa T4
HILL APPROVES EXPENDITURE
Coatlaaatloa of Doable Track the Re
sult of Hta laepeetloa
CHICAGO. May 23 (Special Telegram.)
James J. Hill has given his spproval to ex
tensive betterments for the Burlington
property, which were partially planned be
fore the change In the ownership of the
system. It was partially with a view of de
termining whether these Improvements
were warranted by existing conditions thst
Mr. Hill undertook the present trip of In
spection. Tbe main work which has re
ceived Mr. Hill's sanction is the double
tracking, grading, straightening, re-tracking
and re-ballasting of tbe main line from
Red Oak to the Missouri river. This work
will cost several million dollars and will
make the Burlington a double-track system
between Chicago end the river. After see
ing tbe country through which the main
line of the Burlington passes Mr. Hill be
came enthusiastic. He told the officials
who were with him that the Immense
amount of money thst they had expended
In the last few years was wholly justified
by the country tributary to the road. He
not only approved of the plans presented
by the management, but went further and
uthorlzed the additional expenditure.
PUTS HONG KONG ON PEDESTAL
Bishop Thoharn Sara Human Life Is
Safer In Chinese City Tnaa
WASHINGTON, May 23 Bishop Tho
burn continued his testimony before the
Philippine committee of the senate today.
He was examined about various phases of
the situation and especially as to the
rights ot the I'nlted States to dominate tho
He aald in reply to one question that
chaos would result if England were to
withdraw from India. England bad ad
vanced civilization in the far east. Hong
Kong and other places were made great
points of commerce. Hong Kong was, he
said, better governed than Chicago and
human life was safer there than In Chi
cago. He said that the United States had
more rights In the Philippines than It bad
over the Indians, because the Islands were
acquired by treaty.
He was asked as to whether he thought
strong countries had the right to subjugate
weaker onea by force, and said the ques
tion did not apply to tbe United Bute and
the Philippines because tbe Islands were
acquired by treaty.
The committee refused to call as wit
nesses senators and members wbo bad vis
ited the Islands.
FOUND DEAD IN HIS ROOM
Free) M. Gale of Peoria, 111., Shoots
Himself la Chlcaa-o
CHICAGO, May 23. Fred M. Gsle. be
lieved to have been a bookkeeper of Peoria.
111., was found today In hie room at the
Great Northern hotel with revolver
clasped in his right hand and bullet
wound In hit right temple. A physlcUn
was summoned, but life bad been extinct
for several hours.
(in tahia were found a note and
stamped and addressed letter. The note
read: "Notify Herman S. Payne, 6448
Woodlawn avenue." The letter was ad
dressed to A. D. Rhlnesmith. 604 Main
street, Peoris, 111.
proria 111.. Mav 23. Fred Dale resided
In Peoria until about two months ago, when
he told bis employers be bad a better posi
tion in Chicago as a oooxaeeper. adoui
two years ago he was married to a Mis
Eanenaac and the marriage is said to nave
been an unfortunate one.
it ta helleved here that his suicide may
bo attributed to trouble with bis wife. He
wss son of Edward Gale, wbo died at
Denver a few months ago, and where the
remainder of the family now reside. They
were formerly of some prominence In
MEETS DEATH WITH CURSE
Marderer Pare Penalty of crime
WHATCOM. Wash.. Msy II Alfred
Hamilton, alias Alfred Hawkins, was
hanged this morning for tbe murder of D.
M. Woodbury at Anaeortes, September 7,
1888. His neck was broken by the fall. He
cursed tbe sheriff wben be read the death
warrant to btm and rushed up the ocaflold
stairs two steps at time.
Alfred Hamilton, alias Alfred Hawkins,
murdered D. M. Woodbury in Anaeortes,
Skagit county. Wash., September 7,
Hamilton, wbo was fishermen, went late
Anaeortes on the morning of September .
After disposing ot bis catch for more than
$1,000 be started out to "hold up" the town.
After getting well under the Influence of
liquor during that dsy and the next fore
noon be enforced bis commends at tbe point
of a pistol. On the afternoon of September
7 the city marshal attempted to arrest him,
tut Hamilton got ths drop en the officer
and inarched him Into a neighboring build
ing. Woodbury followed and expostulated
with Hamilton, who shot him fatally.
FORECAST- OF THE WEATHER
Generally Fair Weather Is Prenataeel
for Nebraska oa Batarday
WASHINGTON. May . Forecast :
For Iowa snd Missouri Generally fair
Saturday and Sunday.
For Nebraska, Kansas. South Dakota, In
dian Territory, Oklahoma and Arkansas
Generally fair Saturday and Sunday.
For Wyoming Fair Saturday; warmer In
southern portion; 8unday fair.
For Colorado, New Mexico. Arizona and
Western Texas Generally fair Saturday and
THOMAS' WANTS IN SENATE
noanees Hla Caadldary
DENVER. May 21 Former Governor
Charles . Thomas today annouactd his
candidacy for election te tbe United States
as a democrat to auceeed Senator Taller.
BURIED LNTHE MINE
Ose Hundred and Fifty Jf en in Shaft Thn
Ttrrible Explosion Oocurt,
SIXTEEN OF THEM MAKE THEIR ESCAPE
Eemaindir An Inpriiosed and Then U
Email Hop of Safety,
BOY WHO ESCAPES SUCCUMBS TO SHOCK
Three Opening! to the Shafte An Blocked
j the Aoddent,
ONLY SIX BODIES SO FAR RECOVERED
Canae of the Baploalom la gald to Raw
Beea Fire Damn (galled by
Match la Baad of ava
FERNIE, B. C. May SI. A. terrible ex
plcelon occurred at 7 o'clock last evening
In No. S mine, which is connected with N.
S shaft and also with the high-Una shaft.
All three openings were bleckad.
One hundred and fifty men were In the
mine at work at the time of tbe explosion.
Of this number sixteen escaped from No.
S before the csve-ln. The remainder are
prisoners and small hope Is nterulned for
Good order prevalla and everything pee
slble Is being done to relieve the situation.
The fan was disabled, but waa quickly re
etored. No. $ is expected to be opened
soon. A boy. one of those who escaped,
has since died.
In Eaatera British Colombia,
SEATTLE, Wash.. May 2S. Fernie Is a
town in the eastern part of the province ot
British Columbia, on the Crow's Neet Pss
branch of the Canadian Pacific railway.
It Hee in the center of a country very rich
In coal deposits. The veins extend east
ward Into tbe neighboring territory of Al
berts. The building of tbe railway, four
years ago, was followed by the operation ot
the coal mines, whlrh belonged to a com
pany composed largely of Toronto capital
ists. These are the coal fields that J. J.
Hill wss reported to have gained control
of year or ao ago. Its only Industry !
mining and Its population Is about 6,000.
Most of the miners are foreign born.
NANAIMO. B. C. May Immediately
upon receipt of tbe Fernie mine dlsaater
news Mayor Manaon of this city, which
has a population of about 1,000 coal miners,
authorized the taking of subscriptions at
the gates leading to the grounds, where a
celebration Is being held today and to
morrow. Tbe amount will be devoted to
alleviating the suffering at Fernie.
VICTORIA, B. C, May 2S. William
Fernie, one of the original owners of the
Crow's Nest mines, received telegram
from Fernie this morning, saying that an
explosion had occurred In No. and t
slopes, resulting in the death of 125 men.
The mines affected are situated on Coal
ereek. six miles from Fernie. No. tun
nel Is two miles long and No. I about the
same length. From these two mines and
No. 1 most of the coal of (he district It
taken. It la aald by men wbo visited the
mine that another explosion waa expected.
Only One Slow Wire WorktnsT.
VANCOUVER. B. C, May It. Prospects
are poor for getting a story of the mine
disaster from Fernie for some hours.
There Is only one Blow wire end It Is
choked up with private messagea. The
company will not accept any specials until
this wire is clear. A private dispatch just
received here says that every one In the
mine was killed.
So far only six bodies have been re
covered. Tbe cause of the explosion Is
said to have been the presence of fire
damp, ignited by a match with which a
miner was lighting a pipe in defiance ot
orders. A tremendous explosion occurred
In No. 2 mine, followed In a tew seconds
by another explosion In No. t, which la
connected by a short tunnel. Tbe majority
ot the men were in No. 2. Every family
in the little town Is directly affected by
the calamity ana tne entire surviving popu
lation is in a state of frenzy.
VICTORIA, B. C. May 2$. This
Is tbe first serious accident which
has occurred In these mines, which have
only been opened tor a couple of years.
Particulars are not obtainable here, Fernie
being 100 miles from the regular telegraph
TRAGEDY ENDS THEIR UVES
Harder and lalclde Plasma by
Con Bio of oath Bend,
SOUTH BEND. Ind.. May 2J. John W.
Curry, aged $1, a carpenter, shot Dd killed
his sweetheart, Susanna Keosketnetl, ageg
1. early today and then shot himself with
the same revolver.
Curry end the girl, with her parents, all
apparently In good spirits, sat an the porch
until midnight, when the family retired.
About five minutes later the mother heard
three shots. She gave the matter but little
thought, however, and went to aieep. At
2 o'clock she awoka, and, looking out, saw
the bodies of her daughter and Curry lying
on the ground. The couple evidently bad
planned to die together.
The girl had laid her best dress aal
underclothing en chair In tho parlor and
the man was attired In hi best clothes.
They apparently had lala on the ground
aide by side. He then evidently placed
the Il-callber revolver over her heart a4
fired twice. Both bullets, not an Inch
part, passed through her body and hurled
themaelvee in the ground.
He then shot himself in the mouth, HI
right band still clutched the weapon.
There was no Indication of a struggle and
no reason for the tragedy la known.
BORAX AS A PRESERVATIVE
Validity e Law Prohlhltlaa; Its
Ian la to Be
ST. PATTI Minn., May 21 The test case
which decide tbe validity of the law pro
hibiting the uae ot preservatives la food
producta will be argued before the ststa
supreme court. The cases were those ot
the state against C. F. Wagsnhels and J. M.
Rumberg, wbo appealed from the municipal
court of Minneapolis, la which they were
fined for using preservatives.
Rome G. Brown of Minneapolis argued
that borax is harmless and that to prevent
Its use and to allow salt to be used as a
preservative was discrimination which
made the preservatives act unconstitutional.
Attorney Oenera) Douglas argued thst
borax was frequently injurious to health
nd that it waa no discrimination to allow
tbe use of salt as a preservative, ks it is a
necessity for health, wbereaa boras la hot
required by tbe human ysteaa.
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