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Daily Bee. ESTABLISHED JUNE 10, 1871. OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING MAY 27, 1902-TEN PAGES. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. The Omaha DENIES WHOLE STORY Captain MoDocald Ma Vet Sweeping Contra diction of Corporal O'Brien's Testimony. TORTURING OF NATIVES WERE FICTION Never Heard of American Soldiers Violating Spanish Woman in Islands. ONE CASE OF WATER CURE IN TWO YEARS Brands as a Deliberate Lie Charges Against His Personal Conduct. PROVES IMPOSSIBILITY OF TRUTHFULNESS Tmlnnt of Peaceable Xatlve br American. He Para, Like that of Child br Father. 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 present. 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 Americana. 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 Migoon." 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 It." 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 AGREEMENT 0F0CEAN LINERS 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. NEW INVASIONJJF VENEZUELA Another March on the Frontier br Revolutionist I Reliably Reported. 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. RESCUE WORK . PROGRESSES Seventy-One Bodies Recovered from .' Mine Shaft Where Explosion Occnred. 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 cide. NEW GOVERNMENT IS FORMED Provisional State Constituted In Hart! i with Selection of Seven oracla. 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 here. GOVERNMENT HAS A MAJORITY 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. ANNIHILATE TURKISH TROOPS Rebels In Southwest Arabia. Gala Sweeping Victory Over tba Saltan. 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 DEATH FROM CLASS RIVALRY Freshman Jumps in Biver to Escape Sopho mores and is Drowned. CULMINATION OF HOSTILE FEELING Authorities Take the Matter In Hand aad Will Inatltate at Thorough IaTcstlarattnn of tbe Whale Affair. V 4TTS 'rs 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. COLLEGE STUDENTS ARRESTED Sixteen Younsj Men of Northwestern Vnlversltr In Trouble for Hasina. 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. SPREAD OF TUBERCULOSIS 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. PARLIAMENT 0F MISSIONS Oven Discussion of tho Work End the Baptist Society's Con. ventlon. 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 decessed. 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 mission. TWO KILLEDBY EXPLOSION 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 killed. Th end of th boiler went through a action of.tb Klrby residence and th aliuAS Inmates tuupavlg cacpc4 death. OPPOSE HOAR'S CANAL BILL Member of Isthmian Committee ub aslt Adverse Report en be Measure. 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 effect. 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." GET FREE SUGAR FROM CUBA 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 county. ' 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 11,100. John J. McCarthy ot Ponca. Neb., and Ernest C. Herrlck of Cherokee, la., wer today admitted to practice before tbe In terior department. PAY; HONOR TO PAUNCEFOTE 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. CALLS DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS 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. i E TO . STOP LftCIILNC Gallinger of New Hampshire Wants Senate to Investigate the Practice, CALLS FOR A COMMITTEE OF INQUIRY 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 insignificant. 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 over. "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 sectlo.is 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.) PRESIDENT T0 SIGN BILL Some of the Objections Havlnsj Been Met, He Will Approve Indian Appropriation. 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.' CONDITION OFJTHE WEATHER Forecast for Nebraska Fslr snd Warmer Tuesday; Wednesday ralr, Warmer in East Portion. Temperature at Omaha Yesterday Hour, Dcs. Hour. 1 p. a p. n p. P R p. n p. T P. n p. p. Dear. . Kt . . twt . tl.'t . 4 R n. e n, T n. n a. a. in a. 11 a. It ra ,M KH R Rlt HI) fin est 63 . 57 JEALOUSY LEADS TO CRIME Iowa Ber Shoots His Sweetheart, HI Rival and Himself. All Fatally. 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." LOOKING FOR ABUMPER CROP President Karlina; of Milwaukee Road Experts a Beautiful Yield. 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 prospects. "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 prosperity. RELATIVES ARE IN DOUBT 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. TO CONTROL PRICE OF METALS 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. TRUSTED EMPLOYE SUSPECTED fcaspleloncd of Leotlna; Treasury Sate of Twelve Hundred Dollars. 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. TOO SURE OF PEACE British Optimism Over Negotiation! Not Fully Warranted by Pacts, REAL ISSUES YET TO BE DISPOSED OF Protraction sf Conference Offers No Sub stantial Basis for Conclusions. BOERS NOT SATISFIED WITH TERMS Peace Advocates, However, Will Not Easilj Forsake Their Straggle. LONDON PRESS STILL CERTAIN OF THE END Positive In It Assertion that Been and British Will Effect Amicable Settlement of Prolonged . Hostilities. 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 negotiations. 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. GRANTS FUNDS TO PALMA 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 fees. 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. HILL MYSTERY HARD TASK 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 rected.