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    Daily Bee.
Captain MoDocald Ma Vet Sweeping Contra
diction of Corporal O'Brien's Testimony.
Never Heard of American Soldiers Violating
Spanish Woman in Islands.
Brands as a Deliberate Lie Charges Against
His Personal Conduct.
Tmlnnt of Peaceable Xatlve br
American. He Para, Like
that of Child br
WASHINGTON. May 2. Csptsln McDon
ald, formerly of the Twenty-sixth volunteer
Infsntry, one of the officers accused In Cor
poral O'Brien's testimony, tii before the
Philippine roniinission of the senste today.
He denied all of the allegations made by
O'Brien and aald O'Brien wss oa duty else
where at the times he claimed to have been
McDonald said that. American officers bad
not violated a Spanish woman nor other
women to nil knowledge. Ha a bo denied
the atatement made by O'Brien that be (Mc
Donald) and a number of other officer mls
behaved themaelrea at a native dance. Ha
bowed that at th time alleged Major Cook,
cne of the officers named, and himself were
en duty elaewhere.
The shooting of bearers of flags of truce
and the burning of a woman and child by
his command was another story by O'Brien
that he denied.
Captain McDonald aald O'Brien was a
troublesome aoldlar from the first.
H li Mil Referred to.
Captain McDonald, who Is from Cbarlea
town, Mass., aald be had no doubt that he
was the Captain Frederick McDonald re
ferred to in Corporal O'Brlen'a testimony.
He admitted having aieen the water cure
administered at Igbaras. but asserted thai
O'Brien was at San Joaquin, thirty miles
away, at tbe time. Witness said he went
to the Philippine In 1809 and bad been
there eighteen or twenty months. The one
case named was the only time ho ever saw
ths water curs administered.
Senator Lodge: "Do you kuow anything
of ths violation of the person of a Spanish
woman by American officers, as testified
to by O'Brien V
Captain McDonald: "No such circum
stance as that ever occurred at that time
or any other from the beginning to the
end of my stay In the Philippines and I
have never known of a Spanish woman, or
any other woman being violated by an
American officer."
Explain tbe Womu Case.
Ths. witness went on to aay that be
supposed the j.oini6) that tTBrln had In
toind In this connection waa the wife of a
on ot the mayor of Igbaras. A brotbsr
of the woman's husband, he said, had been
made a cripple for life by Montour's band
ot ladronea, and ths body of the husband'
father, when be died, tiad been dragged
about the streets by Montour himself. Thle
woman, he said, had given valuable In
formation to Sergeant Davis In his com
pany concerning the movements of the. In
surgents. But. tbe witness added, this
woman never bad been maltreated by tbe
Regarding O'Brien's statement that Mc
Donald and other officers bad demeaned
themselves disgracefully at a native dance.
Captain McDonald said:
"That statement Is a deliberate lis from
beginning to end. Major' 'Cook, whose
same la given as that of on of the
officers present on that occasion, was on
duty at the town . of Jaro, sixty miles
Jlstant, at tho time the danrs 1 aaid to
have occurred, and I was on duty at
Prove mm Alibi.
This dance waa said to have occurred at
the home of the president of the town of
San Joaquin, and the attention of (hat Indi
vidual brought tq ths mind. of Captain Me-
Donald an incident wnicn ne saia naa oc
curred when be Brat visited ths town. Tbs
president bad Invited him to breakfast,
and after he bad partaken of that meal b
became violently ill. A physician pro
nounced the symptoms to b du to pois
oning, but aa some of the members of tbe
president' family also were similarly sick
It waa supposed at tba time that ths
poisoning was accidental and tbe matter
waa d.oppd.
"I state that as I reaaon why I could
not' nave been at the dance." he aaid, and
be added that be later had received evi
dence that this native official waa contribut
ing to tbe insurgent cause.
Captain McDonald also flatly contra
dicted O'Brien's statement to the effect that
he or any other officers of th company had
withheld from th troops the rations to
which they ware entitled. In that connec
tion he called attention to tbs fact that a
captain of a company never handles the
fund for ths purchase of the supplies
seeded by his command.
Freeh Bread Every Day.
Ha also declared that it was not true, that
tbs bread received for tbs company had
leon sold.
"Th soldiers," h said, "had fresh brei
every day in th week that we could bake
Aa to the atatement that tbe Insurgents
had put a price on his bead because of his
cruelty. Captain McDonald said h never
hsd beard ot that (act. If It waa a fact.
"I imagine," he said, "that the luaur
gnls would have shot soy officer of the
American army, as I would have shot any
Inburgent officer who would not surrender,
but that there was any price upon my head
I had no evidence, and I went about frly
and aloo among th native at all time."
H sis denied that he bad ever struck
a prisoner over the head with a revolver, as
O'BrUn had charged.
"If." be aald, "a prisoner bad not don
a ordered I should hav shot htm tnatsad
ot striking him."
Same a paternal Treat meat.
Speaking of th treatment of th peact
able natives by the Americans In the Phil
ippine Captain McDonald aaid It was Ilk
tbs treatment of a child by his father.
The witness also testified concerning th
xctur ot th barrio of log. in connection
with which O'BrUn bad aaid that aa un
armed boy had been fired on by the entire
commas:, that three old men. two of tbent
bearing a flag of truce, bad been shot down,
and that a wosnan and two children bad
been burned to death. He denied all the
atatement detailing the supposed clr-
"tXootinwd, oa Second. Tage-l
Term of Compart Between truer lean.
Hamburg and Morstan Com
bine Disclosed.
BERLIN. Mar I The directors of the
Hnmburg-Atncrlran line have Issued a cir
cular divulging the terms of the agreement
arrived at between tbe Morgan shipping
combine and the Hamburg-American and
tbe North German Lloyd lines.
.The two German companies undertake to
pay the combine an annual sum equal to
a dividend on their shares amounting to
at least 20.000. Ooo marks. The provi '-n
was agreed on when the capital of the A,.f
man lines was 80.O00.0ftO marks each, f ,v, '
the event of an Increase in tho cat
contingency which, meanwhile, has srlse
the combination reserved the right of In
creasing tbe annual sum accruing to It, to
an amount equaling dividends of 25 per
cent of the capital stock.
The syndicate. In return pledges Itself to
pay the Germans per cent on a ocrrespnd
Ing amount of rspitat. snd not to send sny
ships to a German port without tbe consent
of tbe German companies. Tbe latter are
bound to limit their traffic from British
ports. They csn, however, continue the ex
isting services. The Germans sre not pre
cluded from Including In their ports of call,
hereafter, British ports from which th
combine does not run services, nor from
running their South American. Mexican and
West Indian services from British ports,
even though the combine utilizes the same
ports. The combine, on the other hand,
undertakes to allow at most two ships
meekly In each direction to touch at French
ports. The German are debarred front
touching at Belgian ports with ships run
ning to and from North American and agree
not to touch at English ports exceeding
seventy-five times for esch company each
wsy, making sn aggregate of 300 calls. Tbe
Germans are free to increase their sailings
from French ports, in which cats the com
bine Is entitled to an Increase, propor
tionately. The establishment of new lines or th ex
tension of the existing service. If so largs
ss to double the .present number of sailings
before being carried out, must be aubmltted
to a' Joint committee of tbe contracting
parties. . The committee will not have the
right to prevent such an exte'nslon.
Another March on the Frontier br
Revolutionist I Reliably
WILLEMBTAND, Island of Curacao, May
26. A reliable report has reached here
that a new invasion of the Venezuelan
frontier by Venezuelan revolutionist Is
contemplated and will .occur shortly. The
Venezuelan revolutionists who contemplate
this Invasion are said to have been assisted
by the government of Colombia with arm
and mon. Four thousand men who will In
vade Venezuelan territory are said to have
assembled at Cucuta, which Is situated In
Colombia, but cloae to the western fron
tier of Venezuela.
President Castro of Venezeula .has de
ferred the threatened bombardment' of the
port of Carupano. In tbe state of Bermudez,
and which 1 now occupied by the Vene
zuelan -reyolutionsts until tomorrow.
Seventy-One Bodies Recovered from
.' Mine Shaft Where Explosion
FERNIE. B. C. Mav 26. With all ex
perienced mlnsrs available for rescue work
Intelligently utilized In four-hour shifts ths
clearing of the Ill-fated workings at Coal
Creek mine advinred today and No. 3 slope
waa penetrated to its furthest extremity
and all remaining bodies removed. No. 2
stope and workings are being . quickly
cleared, nnd It is expected that by Tuesday
morning the bodies will have been removed.
Seventy-one have now been recovered and
estimates ot those remaining vsry from
forty to eighty.
There Is great diversity of opinion as to
the probable cause of tbe exbloston and for
mal investigation will be necesssry to de
Provisional State Constituted In Hart!
i with Selection of Seven
PORT AU PRINCE. Hsytl. May 26. Thd
following provisional government waa con
stituted today:
President Boisrond Canal.
Minister ot foreign affairs M. Jeremie.
Minister of tho Interior M. Colin.
Minister of Justice M. Lalane.
Minister of war General Nord.
Minister of public work M. Ceaarlon.
Minister of finance M. Dennoyl.
The government will now take steps to
assure the election of a president accord
ing to constitutional methods.
Tbe British cruiser Psyche has arrived
Administration Candldntea Lend In
. Election to Chamber of Rep-
BRUSSELS. May 26. The final election
returna show that the new Chamber of
Representatives will be composed of ninety
six Catholics, tbirty-four liberals, tbl-ty-four
socialists and two Christian democrat.
The government thus has a majority of
twenty-aix. as compared to a majority of
twenty before the electiocs.
Th new Belgian senste will contsln six
ty-two Catholics, forty-one liberals and six
socialists, thus Increasing the government's
majority In this body by one.
Rebels In Southwest Arabia. Gala
Sweeping Victory Over tba
LONDON. May 16. A dispatch to tbe
Dally Expreas from Cairo, Egypt, says a
report ha a reached there that a whole bat
talion ot Turkish troops has been anni
hilated by rebels near the seaport of Mocha
In tha Turkish villsge of Yemen, In the
southwestern portion of Arabia.
Th governor of Mocha l said to hav
been carried away by the rebels as a
hostage, Tb ribels ar being joined by
numbers ot Turkish troops, who are desert
ing. West Indian Flrsn Bankrupt.
LONDON, May 34. At a meeting today of
tha creditors of Park, McFaydn A Psrk.
West Indian merchant trading as Park.
McFadya A Co. ot New York, whos failure
was made public In th bankruptcy court
her. May 12. It waa anounced that th
liabilities were sQ,0u0, and that th
aaaau svara eaUttt4 at in.000
Freshman Jumps in Biver to Escape Sopho
mores and is Drowned.
Authorities Take the Matter In Hand
aad Will Inatltate at Thorough
IaTcstlarattnn of tbe Whale
TTSBURGH. N. V., May 26. Tbe
Men bae existed between tbe
Hi. Anhnmnr. .I..,.. t , V...
' '-'' '.culminated here to
day .. ''.V of Nelson Pease
Bond of bu. i-easurrr of the fresh
men class. The . omen had arranged to
have tbelr annual banquet at tbe Cumber
land bouse, and Bond, with four other ot
the freshmen, came over on tbe morning
boat from Burlington to make the final
arrangements. Bond left bis companions
in the afternoon tor a stroll and It Is al
leged was set upon by two of fire sopho
mores, who had come over from Burling
ton earlier In the day. presumably for tbe
purpose of kidnaping him and keeping him
from the banquet. He f.ed before his pur
suers until be reached Slicox's dock, an out-of-the-way
place on tbe north lake front.
The pursuers claim be Jumped into the
lake lu an effort to escape by swimming.
They attempted to rescue him by a boat,
but could find no oars, and he ssnk before
tbey reached hint. Coroner McMasters will
hold sn Inquest snd the matter will be
probed to tho bottom. Bond was 13 years
of sge.
Sixteen Younsj Men of Northwestern
Vnlversltr In Trouble for
CHICAGO. May 26. Sixteen of the most
prominent students of Northwestern uni
versity at Evanston were arrested today,
charged with disorderly conduct, assault ani
battery and resisting the police. Tbey were
released on bonds to appear before a magis
trate tomorrow. Tbe warrants were sworn
out by officers of tbe alumni of tbe Sigma
Alpha Upsilon. Some of the men were ar
rested while on their wsy to their classes.
The trouble started with the hazing Fri
day night of George Tllrose, a Junior who
bad criticized the athletic ability of some
of Nortbwestern's beet men. He was re
garded as a popular man, but when tba
crowd of Indignant students, many of them
masked, got hold of him he waa roughly
handled. He resisted stoutly, but was easily
overcome and rolled In a mud puddle.
The students arrested today were: Park
W. Brown, Frank Morris, rsptatn of tbe
track team; S. S. Northrop, Charles E.
Etapel, J. A. Sexauer, a member ot the track
team; A. A. Greenman, the university's
crack balt-miler; W. S. Davenport, James
A. Work, F. E. Spencer, L. M. Paddock,
Isaac E. Springer, 8. Born, a base ball
catcher and track man; F. O, Young, Frank
II. Churchill, Earl C. Anderson, a leader In
the Young Men's Christian association, and
Paul Manley. . The matter wtil be discussed
by the faculty tomorrow.
The student took their arrest lightly and
declared that they would start a criminal
club similar to the on at Yale.
Alarming? Ravaare of the Disease
Lead to Organised Campaign
Analust It.
DETROIT, May 26. Nearly 130 promi
nent Jewish philanthropists and charita
ble workers were present when the second
conference of the Jewish Charities of the
United States waa called to order in tbe
Hotel Cadillac today. In his annual ad
dress President Msx Senior of Cincinnati
discussed the alarming prevalence of tuber
culosis among the poorer classes of He
brews and after citing statistics to show
the terrible ravages of the dresd disease
recommended that a systematic and organ
ized campaign against it bo begun.
The subject. "Confederation of Chari
ties," waa then taken up and papers on
this subject were read by William J. Ben
kowitz, Kansxs City, and Moses Fraley. St.
Louis. At the afternoon session Prof Mor
ris Loeb of Columbia university resd a pa
per on "Free Loan Societies." Prof. Loeb
showed that tbey bad been very success
fully run.
Leon Levi of New York talked on ths
charitable work which is being done among
the newly arrived Jewish immigrants from
Roumsnla and the other eastern European
countries. He msde a plea for more per
sonal aid by wealthy Jews in tbe work ot
transporting these immigrants to the coun
try districts. William Kahn of New York
told of the work the Jewlh Agricultural
and Industrial Aid society of New York
is doing toward removing Jews from the
ghettos to the country districts. Rabbi A.
R. Levy of Chicago described the work of
the same society In his city.
Oven Discussion of tho Work End
the Baptist Society's Con.
ST. PAUL, May 26. "Mission Work
Among Scandinavians." waa tbs general
them of th American Baptist Home Mis
sion society's session todsy.
In the afternoon the nominating commit
tee submitted its recommendation as to
officers for ths ensuing yesr and the re
port was adopted. The only change in ths
general offlcera waa the selection ot I. E.
Gates of New York to succeed Mr. Estey
The following message was ordered ca
bled to Hon. T. Estrada Palms, president
of the Cuban republic:
"Tbs American Bsptist Home Mission
society, In session at St. Paul, congratulates
you upon the auspicious Inauguration of
tho Cuban republic and prays the blessings
of God upon your administration."
The society closed Its anniversary tonight
with an open parliament cn th subject of
Engineer and Assistant Meet Instant
Death br Bursting- of Boiler
la Basils.
HOU6TON. Tex.. May 26 Early today a
boiler exploded at tha horn ot th mil
lionaire. John H. Klrbr, where . a private
theater and nstetorkim war being built.
Engineer Harry Woodard of Memphis and
Assistant Charles Coughlla were Instantly
Th end of th boiler went through a
action of.tb Klrby residence and th
aliuAS Inmates tuupavlg cacpc4 death.
Member of Isthmian Committee ub
aslt Adverse Report en be
WASHINGTON. May 2d. Senator Morgan
of tbe committee on Isthmian canals to
dsy submitted to the senate tho adverse
reoort ot that committee en Senator Host's
bill placing the selection ot a route for
an isthmian canal In the hands ot tbe
presilent. The committee oppose the bill
on the ground that It makes no provision
for further exploration ot route and leaves
the president to make a selection on the
statement of fscts already sscertalned. It
Is contended that "however safely tbe
country may rely on the wisdom and just
discretion of the executive, the policy Is
not wise nor safe as a ruls of govern
ment." The report discusses at length tbe proto
cols with Colombia and Nicaragua and
Costa Riea. and tt is ststed. Incidentally,
that Former Colombian Minister Pilva was
lr, .Ited to sppesr before the committee, but
declined to do so. Of the agreements with
Costa Rica and Nicaragua it la said that
"they aro definite and complete as to ths
character and scope of the rights they
have agreed to concede to the United
States," snd it Is srgued that if they sre
ratified nothing will be left to do but to
complete the details of the arrangements
necessary to carry the agreement into
CoIomMa, on the other hand. Is charged
with playing for delay, and it is ststed tbat
"to b"M Colombia to her present offer It
Is necessary tinder article XXVII that rstt
flcattons shall be exchanged within eigbt
months from Its date, and the practical
Impossibility of concluding ail the neces
sary arrangements provided for in her
proposition witbin eight months shows tbat
ber most earnest purpose is to cause de
lay." It is charged tbat Colombia does not by
ber protocol propose to sell tha Panama
canal and railroad property free of all ex
isting claims, concessions and Incum
brances, but leaves us to work out a title
with the Panama company. It is then
charged that "the insincerity of tbe atti
tude of Colombia with reference to the
completion of the Tanama canal is shown,
almost without disguise. In the character
of the demands made by that government
as to the condition ot transfer of the canst
and the stock in the Panama railroad to
the United States."
Prospect of Action by Senate on Pend.
Ins; Bill Outlined br Sen.
tor Dietrich.
(From a Stslt Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Msy 26. (Special Tele
gram.) Senator Dietrich, stated tonight
that ho did not believe any Cuban reci
procity bill could pass the senate tbat did
not remove the differential on refined
sugar. He said the American people bad a
light to have cheaper sugar, and lie be
lieved in meeting the demand not at ex
pense of the beet sugar industry alone,
but at a joint concession of the bee',
sugar Industry and sugar trust. He stated
that ao far as hs knew no agreement had
been reached by the committee on rela
tions with Cuba In regard to t ' bill.
J. C. Wharton of Omaha is ta the city
on his way bom from New York.
The poetofflce at Underwood, Hall county,
has been discontinued.
John C. Llndman has been recommended
for postmaster at Smyrna, Nuckolls county,
by Senator Dietrich.
Postmasters appointed:
Iowa T. A. Lowry, Desoto, Dallas
' South Dakota C. W. Walker, Farwell,
Sanborn county.
Rural free delivery service will be es
tablished on July 1 In South Dakota aa fol
lows: Egan, Moody county, two routea;
area covered, slxty-tbree square miles; pop
ulation served, 805. Flsndreau, Moody
county, three routes; area, ninety-six
square miles; population, 1.265. I'ostofflc
at Kllaw will be discontinued.
' The salary of postmaster at Greeley,
Neb., has been increased from $1,000 to
John J. McCarthy ot Ponca. Neb., and
Ernest C. Herrlck of Cherokee, la., wer
today admitted to practice before tbe In
terior department.
American War Ship to Cosvey Re
mains of Diplomat to the ,
English Shore.
WASHINGTON. Msy 26. It Is evident
that tbe funeral of tbe late Ambassador
Pauncefot will be conducted with great
dignity and will be made a memorable oc
casion. All the available military - and
naval forces In Washington and vicinity
will take part in ths procession. The
services at St. John'a church will be con
ducted by Coadjutor Bishop Mackay-Emlth,
though Bishop Satterlee will attend.
Officially tbe attendance will be confined
to the president and his cabinet, the
diplomatic body, tbe supreme court, the
members of tbe senate committee on
foreign relations and tbe house committee
on foreign affairs. Admiral Dewey and Gen
eral Miles and their staffs, tbe bureau
chiefs of the State department and tb
assistant secretaries from the other de
partments. It Is pretty well settled that the remsins
of the late Lord Psuncefote will be car
ried to England on an American war ship
and either the Olympia, flagship of tbe
North Atlantic squadron and Admiral
Dewey's flagship at Manila, or the Brook
lyn, Admiral Schley's flagship at Santiago
bay, which is just returning from Cuba,
will be selected for this duty.
The date of depasture will depend upon
the convenience of the Pauncefot family,
but It la certain tbat the caaket cannot
be landed on English soil before tbe con
clusion ot the coronation ceremonies.
Hay Iue Order to Consider Finn for
Forcing; fastsf of Mearagua
Canal Bill.
WASHINGTON. May 26 Representative
Hay of Virginia, chairman of tbe houss
democratic caucus, today Issued a call for
a caucus Wednesday evening next to con
sider plans to "fores passage or a Nicar
agua canal bill at tbla session ot con
gress," such being ths languag of tbe p.
tllton on which Mr. Hay Issued the call.
Prosecution Wlua n Point.
QUEBEC. May !6 When tbe petitions of
Colonel Gaynor and Captain Greene for the
Usutnj of writs of certiorari to have tb
proceedings in Montreal tranaferred to Que
bec came up today !n chambers Judge
Smith, on ths appllrstlon ot Mr. f'.uart. for
the prosecution, ordered that tutic ot
said petitions b given to Magistrate La.
fontaiva f Montreal. Argument' ,hxaoa
vat continued until Thursday next.
Gallinger of New Hampshire Wants Senate
to Investigate the Practice,
AJthnuarh the Resolution Goes Over
Without Action, Senate Show
Disposition to Deal with
the Matter.
WASHINGTON, May 26 Soon after th
senate convened today Mr. Galllnger Of
New Hampshire offered a resolution pro
viding tbat tbe Judiciary committee ot the
senate should make an Investigation Into
the subject of lynching in the United
Ststes, with a view to ascertaining whether
there is any remedy for them.
Mr. Oallinger said be introduced tbe
resolution In view of the fact that
be might be charged with participating In
a sectional controversy, but tbat nothing
waa further from his thoughts.
He said lyncbtngs were not confined to
the south. Horrible cases bad occurred
In tbe north and white men as well as
black men bad been tbe victims. During
the last ten years 2.658 lyncblngs had oc
curred In tbe United States. If tbe strong
arm of the law could reach out to pre
vent such ' occurrences, he deemed It de
sirable that It do so.
He had read the Associated Press ac
count of the burning of a nesrro in Texas
a few days ago. He esld history did not
furnish a more fiendish instance of mob
wrath, and Fox" "Book of Martyrs" was
tame in comparison. The whole wretched
business, he said, was a disgrace to
American manhood, snd, in comparison, the
alleged atrocities In the Philippines were
After o Seetlonal Fight.
Mr. Bsiley of Texas said he had no Idea
of being drawn Into auy sectional contro
versy by tbo eenator from New Hampshire
and he would be willing to have the people
Judge the men who pe-petrated such out
rages. He desired, howevt.r, to discuss tbe
question whether the sovornraent had the
right to go into the severs 1 slates aud take
charge of me peaos and good order. Ho
asked, therefore, that tho resolution go
"Thre csn bo no objection," slid Mr,
Bailey, "to a report from the Judiciary com
mittee on tbe subject, txreuse I act sure
there can only be one conclusion reached
by ibat committee. But If in tbe course
of its investigation It would undertake to
parade before the country all tbe Ijnth
ings and burnings that have occurred in
any section of the country over a name
less oOoneo and tbe murders of women and
children and all the abductions which have
occurred In other of the country,
the only reemlt, it seems to me, would be
to make us think less of ourselves as . a
people and as a nation, and I have llttl
disposition to Indulge In that pastime my
self." Resolution Goes Over.
After remarks by Mr. Hoar the resolu
tion went over and the Philippine bill was
taken up.-- Mr. Patterson, ot Colorado made
a speech in opposition to it.
' In beginning Mr. Patterson read extracts
from a report of a ministers' meeting held
recently in Boston, in tbe course of which
in addressees, th minister stated tbat the
American flag had been disgraced in the
Philippines by the commission of trage
dies and horrors In tbe islands, although
no special attack was made upon the
president and secretary of war.
Mr. Patterson refered to the editorials
from the Denver News, which Mr. Forskcr
bad read In the course of his speech.
These editorials strongly urged tbe reten
tion of the Philippines snd advocated the
government's policy as to the islands. Mr.
Patterson said he wss responsible for the
utterances ot the Denver News then and
now. He said he wss a type of hundreds
of thousands ot American people who bad
held views similar to those expressed In
the Denver News' editorials snd subse
quently had changed those views. Just
prior to the ratification of tbe Paris treaty
be had changed his opinion and since tbat
time had advocated strenuously the Inde
pendence of tbe Filipino people. '
Mr. Patterson declared that after the
capture ot Manila "a censored press, de
liberately guided by the powers in Wash
ington, had misrepresented tbe situation In
the Philippine islands."
Quote Poraker's Speech.
In his'- argument Mr. Patterson quoted
from a speech of Mr. Foraker. made in
January, 1899, to the effect that be had no
sympathy with thorn who talked ot "mak
ing war on Aguinaldo and bis followers in
tbelr struggle for liberty and - Independ
ence." 1
Mr. Foraker explained that the war be
referred, to was not a war between tbe
United States and the Filipinos, but tbe
war between Spain and tbe Filipinos.
Mr. Patterson held that that could not bs
the esse, ss Manila had fallen to ' tbs
Americans and tbe Spanish had been sent
to their home.
Mr. Hosr asked Mr. Foraker to read the
sentence in President McKinley'a procla
mation which bad been eliminated by Gen
eral Otis, lest it should bring on war. He
said General Otis bsd sssumed extraordin
ary authority to himself to suppress a part
of the proclamation and to substitute a
statement that would Indicate to the Fili
pinos that they were to be granted a full
measure of liberty. Mr. Hoar aald hs
realized the purity of purposs and intel
lectual superiority of the republicans with
whom be differed on this question. He
would rsther lose bin right srm thsn tske
the position h had taken, but be waa so
constructed by his Crestor thst he could not
help It. (Applause.)
Some of the Objections Havlnsj Been
Met, He Will Approve Indian
WASHINGTON. May 26. President
Roosevelt today Informed a number of
senstors who called upon him that be
would sign the Indlsn appropriation bill.
Some of the objections he bas bad to It
bav been met by special legislation."
Tber Is still another provision which
h Insists on being corrected and that ta
tb one which gives th exclusive right to
ths Florence Mining company to prospect
for one year all tfc mineral lands of tb
Uintah reservation in Utah.
It la understood tbat a bill will be at
once introduced in both bouses of con
gress repealing this provision, which, if
It passes, wilt have tbs effect of allowing
th general public to explore tbe land and
local claims.
WA8HINOTON, May 26. Senator Quay
today introduced a bill providing for the pro
motion of Mayor General Brook, th senior
major general of th army, to tbe rank
of lieutenant general and for th general
retireffljiet with, that rank.'
Forecast for Nebraska Fslr snd Warmer
Tuesday; Wednesday ralr, Warmer in
East Portion.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday
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Iowa Ber Shoots His Sweetheart, HI
Rival and Himself. All
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. May 26. (Speolal
Telogram.) Frank Robinson of Nevada, la.,
shot his sweetheart, Gertie Rawlins, and
Albert P. Ferguson, whom he believed had
supplanted bim In her affections, snd then
blmsflf at 5 05 o'clock this sfternoon. The
woiuhu Is dead and both Robinson and Fer
guson are believed to be fatally wounded.
The tragedy occurred In a room In a lodg
ing bouse at 400 East Sixth street and the
shooting was premeditated. Robiuson
shortly before 5 o'clock wrote a note to
bis mother in which be said tbat as Fer
guson had th regard of the girl he loved
he proposed to kill them both and then
himself. He then proceeded to the room
where Ferguson and the girl were. As
he entered the room be drew his revolver
snd opened fire on tbe couple. Ferguson
received the first ball. It entered his ab
domen and lodged In the muscles of tbe
back. The girl was shot In the left breast,
the bullet passing close to her heart. Sbe
rushed screaming from the room and Into
the street, where she fell dead.
Robinson then placed the pistol to bis
breast snd sent a bullet close to his hesrt.
He fell on the bed in the room end when
the police srrlved every moment was ex
pected to be bis last. A great crowd gath
ered and It was with great difficulty that
th police were able to care for the dead
and tbe dying.
Robinson Is IS years old snd Ferguson
20. The girl was IS years old and bad beeu
keeping company with Robinson for sev
eral months. Robinson has been working
in Kansas City for nearly a year. Robin
son's note to his mother reads:
"Dear Mother I will now write to you
for the last time, as I am going to die, for
Albert has got the one I love, and I do
not care to live any longer, and will die, aa
I csn't live. Do not think I am mad, but
put your only one In a box and bury htm,
so goodby, dear mother, Jim and Harry.
God, will take care ot you."
President Karlina; of Milwaukee Road
Experts a Beautiful
CHICAGO, May 26. (Special Telegram.)
A bumper grain crop for the four great
states of the northwest which are tra
versed by the lines of the Cblcsgo, Mil
waukee ft St. Paul railroad is the prophesy
of A. J. Barling, president of, tbe company.
Mr. Earllng, together with 'several of the
executive officials of the company, boa Just
completed an inspection tour ot the entire
Milwaukee system. Tbs trip Was taken
largely with a view of ascertaining the
crop conditions, and the president and bis
party havo come back enthusiastic over the
"Never be-fore in my connection with tho
Milwaukee road." said Mr. Earllng today,
"have I ?en the northwest ao big with
promise of abundant grain crops. I speak,
of course, fcr those portions of the state
of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and South
Dakota which are traversed by our lines,
and I understand that a similar condition
prevails over the entire northwest.
"In South Dakota the acreage is some
what larger than in former years, while .In
the other states It is about the same. Un
less something unforeseen happens between
now and harvest time I believe crop records
will be broken In tbe three suites which
I have named. The Milwaukee la now even
making preparations to take rare of a
record crop, and of course we hope tbat
nothing will Intervene to change the con
ditions." Based upon the present crop conditions,
the Milwaukee officials sre looking forward
to a material Increase In tbe earnings of
the compsny snd are correspondingly welt
pleased. Everywhere over the system, It
was stated, tbe farmers sre In good bumor
and are talking of big crops and Increased
Fnte of a Younsi Physician of St.
Louis Matter of Specu
lation. ST. LOUIS, Msy 26. After writing to a
brother In London, England, to cease send
ing him money Dr. Ed-vard L. Thurman dis
appeared Sunday, leaving hts coat and hat
on the river bank. The coat contained a
check for $140, a gold watch and two letters.
Relatives of the missing man sre In doubt
whether be committed suicide, was thrown
into the river by robbere or left the city
after placing bis coat and hat by the river
to suggest drowning.
Lark of Immediate success In his chosen
profession had discouraged tbe young phy
sician and he had for several weeks past
been seeking employment.
Co-operative Mining Concern Orsjraji
Ised Mnr Keep In Values of
Zlne nud Lead.
KANSAS CITY. Mo., Msy 22. William
Pbtllipson of New York, who hss organ
ized a co-operative mining company to
control the price of tine and lead or lo the
Joplln mining district, waa here today on
bis way east.
"We think," said Mr. Phlllipson, "that we
will be able to keep prices up. Ws will have
for stockholders msny wealthy owners of
smelters and mines."
Formal announcement of tbe organization
of the company will be made on June 15.
fcaspleloncd of Leotlna; Treasury Sate
of Twelve Hundred
DENY tH. May 26 The safe is th treas
ury department of tho Colorado Telephone
company was opened and looted of f 1,209 oa
Saturday night. Tbs robbery wss not dis
covered until tcdey. It was evident tbat
tbs robbery was committed by som on
who knew tbe combination. Robert L.
Huntington, a trusted employ In tbe offlc.
la missing, and a search is being mad for
aim. He waa bonded (or f 1,000.
British Optimism Over Negotiation! Not
Fully Warranted by Pacts,
Protraction sf Conference Offers No Sub
stantial Basis for Conclusions.
Peace Advocates, However, Will Not Easilj
Forsake Their Straggle.
Positive In It Assertion that Been
and British Will Effect Amicable
Settlement of Prolonged .
LONDON. May 2?. Prevalence through
out of an optomlstle feeling regarding th
pence negotiations Is hsrdly based on solid
facts. The protraction of the conference
at Verenlngen Is not necesssrily a sign.
Tbe delegates to the conference, although
tbey have abandoned tbelr hope of secur
ing independence, still have many points
of difference with the government, while
sn obstiuate minority still regsrd the re
sumption of hostilities as the best outcome
of the present situation and at any moment
thoso points of differences may be ac
centuated Into a refusal to continue th
It. la moat unlikely that those who are
Iq favor of peace will throw up tbe sponga
so long ss a decent minority is desirous of
coutlnulng tbe struggle and all these ele
meuts must be taken Into account before
it is possible to give any sort of predic
tion as to the issue of the present negotia
tions. Cabinet Will Decide Details.
The Daily Mail this morning says tba
cabinet council to be held today will decide
upon points of detail, mostly of a finan
cial nature, which have been raised by the
Boers in the peace ne gotiatlona. Great
Britain's decision in the matter will then
be communicated to the Verenlngen confer
ence by tho delegates at Pretoria, says th
paper, and, being tbe best obtainable terms,
they will almost certainly be accepted. To
results should be announced officially either
Thursday or Friday of this week, probably
on Friday, the day upon which King Ed
ward's birth is celebrated.
Peace Is quite certain, says the Dslly
Msil, and the delegates at Pretoria ar
only engaged In endeavoring to gild tbo
pill for tbe Veriningen convention to swal
low. Conferees Are Busy. v
Tbe Dally Mall says further: Our dis
patches from rretorla assert that numerous
communications are passing between Lords
Kitchener snd Mllner in Squtu Africa and
London. 1
Lord Kitchener, although be Is still full
of energy, is nruch aged in appearance in
consequence of tbe severe strain which ha
has undergone. The concensus of opinion
is that the recent negotiations have proved
Lord Kitchener to be a great diplomatist
as well ss a great soldior.
Tt is difficult to appreclte the magni
tude of the difficulties Lord Kitchener has
bad to contend with. The Boer leaders
are deeply Impressed with his personality,
snd trust him Implicitly.
It is understood that Lord Milner (the
British high commissioner in South Africa)
has gracefully admitted that the ultimate
credit for the accomplishment of the great
task is due to Lord Kitchener.
Cuban Congress Appropriate Three
Hundred Thousnnd for Cur
rent Expense.
HAVANA. May 26. Both th senate and
tbe bouse have passed a bill granting Pres
ident Palma $300,000 for current expenses
in connection with insular affairs.
The session today waa consumed In dis
cussing the heft method of remunerating
municipal Judgea, whether by salaries or
Tbe question ot granting amnesty to th
Americans now in prison or awaiting trial
In Cuba bas been postponed until tomorrow.
Balloonist Survives.
BERLIN. May 26. A military balloon was
struck by lightning near Augsberg. Bavaria,
last night, at an altitude of 500 meters.
Tbe only occupant or tb basket at th
time of tbla occurrence was Lieuteant
von Hiller, wbo wss telephoning his ob
servations to soldiers on th ground below
him. When the ballom was struck It burst
into flames snd fell rapidly to the esrth.
Lleutensnt von Hiller bsd the bones la
both feet broken, but escaped further In
jury. Emperor Issaes Invitation.
BERLIN, May 26. Emperor Wllllsm baa
directed that Adjutant General Corbin, Gen
eral S. M. B. Young and General Leonard
Wood shall be his guests at the German
military maneuvers next fall. More thsn
this tbe Foreign office bas Informed the rep
resentative of tbe Associated Presa her
that Empercr William la very glad that
tbe American generals are coming to Ger
many. Boers Surrender.
PRETORIA. May 26. Forty-slx Beers,
with their wagons and cattle, surrendered
at Balmoral, Trancvaal. yesterday.
Attempt to Murder Chleogoan Pussies
Police, While Victim
Rests r'.asy.
CHICAGO. Msy 26 Mystery surrounds
the attempted murder cf Daniel Hfll, tha
Board ot Trade operator, snd tbe partner of
George II. Phillips. Detectives have worked
on tbe case continually In an effort to solve
the mystery, but without avail.
This sfternoon Inspector John D. 8he
stated tbat affairs were shaping them
selves In ths Investigation and he hoped to
have tbe mystery clesred up soon. . In
spector Sbea would not offer an opinion
In connection with tbs attempted murder.
Inspector Sha said:
"There Is no doubt that an attempt has
been made to murder Mr. Hill. Everything
point clearly to this, but what tb snottve
was, I rsnoot at this time asy."
Tbe inspector Intimated that develop
ments of an important oatur . war ex
nected and btoted tbat th entlr mystery
would probably be cleared up la a short
time. Mr. Hill was reported to be reatlng
easily and bis compute reeovsr? la as