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I Embassador Pauaoefbte
president Eooserelt Occupies Flac sfHonot
I t Servioa Near the Central Pe W,
jErerj Department f United States Goy
l arnment is Specially BepretenteoV
Mackay-SmMh, Coadjutor of
Philadelphia, lode Wkoa the
Peceoaed Worshiped, Con,
4 acta the Service.
WASHINGTON. May 28. The remain of
the late Lord Pauncefote, BrltUh ambassa
dor to Washington, were todar accordad a
national funeral in token of the high es
teem set by the American people upon the
Worth ot the deceased and aa an acknowl
edgment of the friendly feeling which is
cherished toward Great Britain.
Every department of the national gov
ernment was represented and the numer
ous diplomatic body, ot which for o many
years the late Lord Paunccfote was dean,
was present In the persons of ambassadors,
ministers and charges. In addition to these
the resident society of the capital was fully
represented. The presence of a thousand
men in arms waa the visible sign ot mili
tary participation In the funeral. The
church of which the deceased was a mem
ber d'd honor to hla memory by bringing to
Washington to conduct the services the co
adjutor blahop of Philadelphia, Re'v. Mac-Kay-Smith,
under whom he had sat.
Since Lord Pauncefote's death last Satur
day morning his remains had been lying In
tate In the large salon of the embassy
building. The British ensign stood at half
s'aff over the main doorway and a sweep
ing bow of black crepe told of the presence
of death within the house.
Boon after 10 o'clock thla morning the
sound of marching feet and the slow notes
,of funeral muslo gave notice of the funeral
jescort. This was composed of the Second
squadron of the Second cavalry and the
cavalry band, the latter mounted on white
horses; the Fourth field battery, the Third
battalion of United States Engineers and
band; a battalion of United States marines
and band. Major William M. Black com
manded the engineers. Captain F. M. Foots
the battery and Captain L. M. Brett the
cavalrymen. The soldiers were aligned on
either side of Connecticut avenue and the
adjacent street and stood at rest while the
clergymen and pallbearer entered the m
baosy building.
Atnbaaaadora Are Palluearera.
The pallbearers were Herr von Holleben,
the German ambassador; M. Jules Cambon,
the French ambassador; Count Cass In I, the
Russian "ambassador; Senor don Manuel de
Aspires, the Mexloan ambassador; Slgnor
Edmondo Mayor don Planches, the Italian
ambassador; Secretary Hay, Speaker Hen
derson and Senator Orvlllo H. Piatt, the
acting president pro tern of the senate.
With little delay the casket was lifted
upon the shoulders of four brawny
oaarl:ir-s and as many engineers
and borne through the arching porte coch
ere to the hearse, where It was deposited,
rshops MacKay-Smlth and Satterlee, who
were to offlclnte at the church, were al
ready seated in their carr'age, the mourn
ers and the honorary pallbearars and the
members of the British embassy took their
places In the line of carriages, the signal
was given and at a slow pace the proces
sion started down Connecticut avenue to
ward St. John church, the soldier and
" marines falling in th Una ot march as tho
column moved along.
When the head ot the procession arrived
at the church It baited and the remains
were again rsed on ths shoulders of the
enlisted men aufi were tenderly carried Into
the small church.
The body ot the church had been com
pletely Oiled before the procession ar
rived. The. dominant Idea in seating tho
spectators waa to concentrate the official
classes In the center of the church. There
fore, even the wives of high officials were
not seated with thsir husbands, but were
accommodate! in pews corresponding
closely to thosa occupied by them In loca
tion, though on one slda of the church. The
effect was greatly to enhance the brilliant
diplomatic uniforms and those ot the army
and navy.
Itooeavelt Has Place ot Honor.
President Roosevelt had the place of
honor at the- right of the central pew.
With him tat Mr. Ralkes, the British
charge, and for this special occaslct the
personal representative ot King Edward
VII. On hla left sat Captain Bell, repre
senting the Dominion ot Canada by spe
cial designation. To the left of the preel
decttal pew, and In line with It, were Lady
Pouncefote and her three daughters, the
Ion. Sybil, Audrey and Maud.
The anibasssdors were placed In the pew
o the left of the ladles. Th correspond
ing paw on the right of the president nn
occupied by Major General Young and
staff,. Ir. charge of the military portion ot
the funeral services. The staff ot Jhe
British embassy sat directly in the rear ot
the Pauncefote ladies and in their rear
the diplomatic corps filled a considerable
portion of the bedy of th church.
The rablnat waa accommodated in two
pewa, directly behind the president' pew,
and the supreme court waa given similar
accommodation in pews in alignment with
these. The senate committee on foreign re
lations, headed by Senator Cullom, and the
house committee on foreign affairs, under
the lead ot Representative Hltt, were be
hind the cabinet in the right middle pews,
and adjoining them sat Lieutenant General
Miles and Admiral Dewey with their snaffa,
the aaslatrnt secretaries of departments
and the commissioners of th District of
Columbia. Th space In th rear of these
official was occupied by officers ot the army
and navy.
In the galleries sat a number ot personal
friends ft he Pauncefote family. A notable
featurtlA the attendance her waa sixteen
serve At from th embassy, for whom Lady
Paunrefot had mad special provision.
La ay Pauaeefote Selects Hymua.
v Th services at St. John'sVhurch, In their
Miaral contour, war very similar to those
rh marked th memorial service held
, tat church In honor ot th lat Queen
rla. Th large choir of forty men and
, took part in th services at Lady
.icefote'e request and the three hymns
la the body of be service also were
4O0&1 selection.
Auneral party approachad th
Jf I must of the organ and harp
ff td in splendid harmony as Mr.
hAunuei en Second Pag.)
Pcealataattftt London Chamber oC-Com-
ftVfB-Dort Hot s Shlpa,
' ' plus- Combine.
tlNDOV, Jday 58. Th annual meeting
of the London Chamber ot Commerces which
waa to have been held this afternoon, was
unexpectedly adjourned, owing to lack of
space aoVair. Hundreds ot business men
and merchant crowded Into the small room
provided for the meeting and when Lord
Brassey, who presided, attempted to open
the meeting he waa greeted with demands
for adjournment from the sweltering, half
stifled audience, whose outcries were finally
acceded to.
Meanwhile printed copies of the presiden
tial address which Lord Brasscy Intended
to deliver were distributed. In It he urged
the importance of London docks, on the
lines of those at New Tork and at Ham
burg, and said he believed the British, on
even terms, were wall abl to hold their
own In industrial struggle.
Dealing with the shipping combine, Lord
Braasey said It was Idle to claim a monopoly
of the North Atlantic. It was sure that
sooner or later some movement would be
Inaugurated against J. P. Morgan by th
United State.
"Let us not lose our identity In ground
less alarms," the addresa continued. "Our
position as a maritime nation Is assured
beyond the teach of competition, and we
shall hold our position acalnst all comers,
because we build ships more cheaply and
with or without foreign e-sws sail them
more cbesply than any of our rivals."
Lord Brassey admitted, however, that the
British ship builders must look to their
laurels in the construction of ocean grey
hounds of the type of the Hamburg-American
Una steamer Deutacbland, and he urged
more liberal subsidies for mall carrying.
He concluded with referring to the desira
bility of an Imperial customs union, and
touched upon the Increasing friendship be
tween Great Britain and the United States.
Suppreaa Threatening; Attitude, bat
Still Are Reatleaa Over
Late Disaster.
FERNIE. B. C Mar 28. Tha thrash
ing attitude of the miners has been mm.
ceeded today by quieter and more orderly
conditions. No trouble Is expected until
tha convening of the coroner's lurv. whn
there may be excitement. The miners would
like the appointment of a government com
mission Upon which tha mine muter tho
government and the men would be equally
represented, to ascertain the causes of the
disasters and suaaest nrsctlcal amendment
to the mining laws. Beventy-flve bodies
nave Dean recovered.
DENVER. Mar 28. The Western FmW.
ton of Miners' convention appropriated 3.
000 for the aid of the families suffering
In consequence of the explosion at Fernte,
B. C, where 150 members ot the Gladstone
union perished.
Visits Summer Residence of Csar with
Infernal Machine lai ,
Handkerchief.:: .l;VV.
LONDON, May 28. A dispatch to the
Central News from St. Petersburg, dated
Tuesday, May 27, says: Secret service offi
cers arrested a young woman at Tsarkso
Sclo, the summer residence of t"he czar, yes
terday, carrying an Infernal machine con
cealed In a handkerchief. The identity of
the woman has not yet been established.
Resignation of French Premier.
PARIS, May 28. The resignation of the
premier, M. Waldeck-Rosseau, was formally
communicated to the cabinet at its meet
ing today. Public announcement of the
resignation will be made June 3.
The entire cabinet reslgnn with M. Wal-
deck-Rousseau. If publicly announced now
the president, who desires to visit his home
at Montellmar, would be obliged to remain
In Paris and appoint a new ministry. Con
sequently the public announcement of the
resignation of the cabinet Is deferred until
hla return. '
I'proar Id the Legislature.
VICTORIA, B. C, May 28. The provincial
legislature was still in session thla morn
ing. There wes some lively cross-flring
last night. Tattlow of Vancouver accused
Premier Dunsmulr of trying to steal 82,000,
000 in connection with the Canadian
Northern railway scheme. The premier In
turn called Tattlow 1 liar and cur. There
waa an uproar.
No One ierlonaly Injnred, Though
Speed Is Over Seventy Mllea
x an Hoar.
DES M01NE3. May 28. The eaatbound
Rocky Mountain limited, tha Rock Island's
fastest train, due here at 9 o'clock this
morning, was wrecked near Avoca while
running at a high rate et speed in an en
deavor to make up lost tlm.
It Is estimated to have been traveling be
tween seventy and eighty mile an hour
when the tender left th track and tor up
th tie for a distance of nearly a mile be
fore th speed could be reduced.
The trucks finally broke and tha gearing
gave way. but tha speed was diminished to
such an extent that only the front cars
were damaged and no passengers were seri
ously Injured.
apposed lows Bank Robber and
Slayer ot Constable Arreated
at Fort Dodge,
FORT DODGE, la.. May 28. (Special
Telegram.) A man going under the nam
of Pat Harrington waa arrested her thla
morning, charged with being implicated in
tha murder ot Constable Smith at Chelsea,
Tama county, last December. Harrington
waa a member of a railroad gang.
He 1 believed to be a member of a gang
of bank robbers who were active last win
ter. H 1 reported to hav on wife liv
ing at Algoona and another at Ogden.
The prisoner has been taken to Tama
county for hearing.
Sarah Kaon Mast Servo Mr
teac In Ih Iowa State
DES MOINES, May 28 Sarah Kuhn.
sentenced to life Imprisonment fcr murder
ing her aged husband at Delta, by placing
poison In bla beer, waa dented a new trial
by lb supreme court thla morning, though
Justice Weaver filed a dissenting opinion
in which h asserted tha woman might ba
tha victim of prejudice and that the theory
ot suicide had not been, wholly disproves.
Refuses to Leave Moras Rouge Though it ii
, .y 'n Danger of Destruction.
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NEW TORK, May 28. Mount Pelee, from
which there waa another eruption on Mon
day, was quiet again Tuesday night, ac
cording to a dispatch from Fort de France,
but, the dispatch adds, the' Inhabitants of
the islsnd are in a terrified stale.
The volcano is puzzling all the scientists,
most of whom say that the mountain has
thus far made only a beginning.
Morne Rouge waa saved from destruction
last night only by a miracle, say a priest
who waa there.
Two correspondents, believing the vol
cano had for a time at least subsided,
planned an expedition to the mountain for
the purpose of securing photographs. Sev
eral natives were employed aa guides.
After a weary march, which took most
of Monday, Morne Rouge was reached about
7;30 In the evening. The correspondents
wore received by a kindly disposed priest,
who gave such Information as vraa in hts
possession. He Insisted upon a pause being
made for refreshments and In his humble
home food was prepared. It was this gen
erous courtesy of th priest that saved the
expedition from destruction. The original
plan was that the visit should be made to
the crater aa soon as possible and a quirk
return be made to Fort de France to avoid
all danger.
Saved by the Delay.
While the evening meal was being pre
pared the priest pointed out the work of
ruin that had been accomplished. He said
he had refused to leave hts post, though
he was not at all certain Morne Rouge
would not be swept from existence as wss
SL Pierre. It was while he was talking
that the explosion came.
From their homes the Inhabitants ran In
a panic. Some did not wait to see. what
was happening, but hurried over the moun
tains in the direction of Fort do France.
Score went into the church and fell upon
their knees, but by far the greater number
ran without daring to look behind. The
display of lightning was terrific and awe
inspiring. ,
When the start was made on the return
trip to Fort do Franca the- guides and
servants were gone. The correspondents
had to find their way across the hills as
best they could. Behind Mount Pelee con
tinued to belch fire, ashes, smoke and mud.
The detonations were of sufficient strength
to make the ground tremble. It seemed to
the weary travelers aa If the mountain tops
swayed above their heads.
Snnkea Add to the Horror.
To add to the horror of the situation
they encountered every now and then a fer-de-lanca,
deadliest of all snakes. Scat
tered specimens of these snakes, of which
thousands have been killed by the erup
tions, were seen amid the glare from the
volcano and the flashes of lightning, gliding
over the rocks and hurrying away.' as if
They, too, had learned that their mountain
home waa no longer a safe place. -
On all sides ware the natives praying and
cursing In turn. Many, exhausted, fell by
the way and were unable to continue.
From Morne Rouge to Fort de France by
the devious path that was traveled was al
most forty miles. That distance was cov
ered before dawn Tuesday morning.
Later arrivals rerorted that Morne Rouge
had not been destroyed, as the force of tha
explosion was exerted In the direction of
the sea.
' Robert T. Hill of the United States
Geological survey, who left for Mount Pelee
this afternoon, has not yet returned nor
has he been heard from. He planned to
visit tho crater from Morne Rouge.
George Kennan, the noted explorer, has
been absent In the north for five days and
lias not been heard from.
Governor Absindona Trip.
PARIS, May 28. The governor of Mar
tinique, M.' L'Huerre, cabled from Fort de
France, under date of today, May 28, con
firming the Associated Press dispatches an
nouncing that a fresh eruption of Mount
Pelee occurred during the evening of Mon
day. May 26, causing a great panlo at Fort
de France. The cinders and scoria, .how
ever, the governor added, did not touch the
town, falling rntlrely on the north of the
island. Calm is now restored at Fort de
The governor abandoned hla proposed
visit to the devastated places on the Island
owing to the torrential rainfall and rough
sea. .
Several craters, the governor further re
ported, were vomiting thick smoke.
Another eruption of Mount Pelee occurred
aa the French cruiser Tags passed St.
Pierre recently, resulting In a sudden flow
of mud from the bed of the river Blanche.
The governor concludes that bla latest
visit to St. Pierre confirms the previous re
ports that the southern portion of that town
waa apparently destroyed by an Inexplicable
phenomena, resembling a frightful hurri
cane, which swept from north to south.
The tall ot scoria formed a layer a foot
deep. The northern part of the town Is
burled under a bed of mud. It is Impos
sible to adequately describe the desolation
at St. Pierre.
Makes Oral Report ot HI Administra
tion of Cuban
WASHINGTON, Msy 28. General Wood,
until recently military governor of Cuba,
arrived here today on the government trans
port Kanawha.
Hia first act was to proceed to the War
department and make an oral report to
Secretary Root of the complete discharge of
his stewardship la Cuba and tha gratifying
success of tha arrangements for the with
drawal of th American troop and th In
auguration of the Cuban republic on May 20.
He will have a full conference with the
president and Secretary Root regarding
Cuban affair later. It is expected thst
General Wood will be detained In this city
for at least six weeks, closlag up th af
fairs of th Cuban military government.
Criminal Properdin; Not Jnattaed.
WASHINGTON, May 28. The Civil Serv
ice commission has decided that funds war
solicited and collected for th presidential
campaign of 1900 from employe under Col
lector of Internal Revenu Henry of Terr
Haut, Ind.. with hla approval and co-operation,
but hold that th evidenc doe
not Justify th institution of criminal pro
ceedings against him or any ot hla subor
dinates. ' The report aays William E. Houk,
a storekeeper g auger and Deputy Collectors
P. M. CUft and W. B. Hill paid money for
campaign purposes, but that tbey acted un
der Implied coercion. Tha dismissal of B.
T. Debaus la rocomoended by th commission.
Third National Rank in St. I.onla Said
to Be One of Their Late
ST. LOUI3, May 28. General credence is
given by members of the St. Louis Stock
exchange to a report circulated today to
the effect that the Hill-Morgan railroad In
terests were seeking a majority of th
stork of the Third -Nstloosl bank and had
already bought more than 2,000 shares.
Brokers have been buying Third National
stock for several days under this belief
and the report that James J. Hill is said
to be casting about for a St. Louis finan
cial repository Is tsken by them as con
firming the story. A notable Increase In
the price of the Third National stock has
taken place during the present year. Janu
ary 1 the stock was quoted at 8237 a share
and today's quotations were 1310 to $318.(0.
President Huttlg of the Third National
bank In a statement to the Associated
Pres said there was no truth in the atory
that the Hill-Morgan Interests were trying
to secure control of the bsok. He ex
plained the rise in the price of the bank's
stock by saying that th shares of similar
Institutions In St. Louis had also advanced.
The advance had not the signifies nee at
tributed to It by the brokers, be said.
Mr. Huttlg added that the fact that F.
Wcyerhauser, the St. Paul lumberman;
Oeorge F. Baker, president of the First
National bank of New Tork, a Morgan in
stitution; J. J. Hill, president of the
Northern Securities company; J. Ogden
Armour and P. A. Valentine, packers, were
stockholders in the Third National bank
lent some color to the story. Those men,
Mr. Huttlg said, were friends who had
bought the stock at his solicitation. Pres
ident Huttlg declined to state how much
had been secured by the men named.
Subject of Water Storaste Alao Re
ins; Agitated by Phoe
nix People.
PHOENIX, Arix., May 28. At a largely
attended meeting of the business men ot
thla city President F. M. Murphy of th
Phoenix A Eastern Railway company an
nounced that Immediately upon obtaining
the right of way from Phoenix to Mesa City
construction of the railroad would be begun.
The meeting by resolution unanimously
guaranteed the right of way and appointed
a committee to procure it.
The subject of water storage was next
taken up and fully discussed, with relation
to the bill now pending In congress, which
provides that the county may vote 82,500,000
In bonds to build a reservoir.
A resolution was adopted requesting the
storage company here to obtain, if pos
sible, a fu-her provision In the bill as an
alternative proposition. In case the county
refused to vote the bonds to build a reser
voir, that it may vote not to exceed $1,000,
000 In bonds to aid In the construction of
a dam by private capital.
Bnrllnaton and .Rock Island Settle
. . Plapnto Concerning Terminal
Kla-kta at Nt. Lonla. . .
ST. LOUIS, May 28. The Republic today
says that a compact between the Burling
ton and the Rock Island railway systems Is
reported. It Involves, It is said, not only
the Wiggins Ferry, but also world's fair
terminals for both lines, the building of a
new passenger station by the Burlington
and the opening ot a right-of-way from
Twentieth and Walnut streets over a cir
cuitous route to the wharf near North
Market street.
The new station, with the right-of-way
to the river front, taken in connection with
the Wiggins Ferry, the control of which U
said to have been secured by the Rock
Island, would give both roads ample ter
minal facilities outside the Terminal asso
ciation. Roek Island Abaorba Branch Line.
MINNEAPOLIS, May 28. The Journal
announces today from an authoritative
source that the Rock iBland has decided to
absorb the Burlington, Cedar Rapids &
Northern, in which it already owns a con
trolling Interest, and make the 1,287 miles
pi road operated by the Cedar Rapids at
Mnfnvr.l nart nf Vi n Tt nr It T.l.nil -v-t-m
Minneapolis will then become the northern
terminus of the Rock Island and all ths
present plans of the Cedar Rapids road
touching its new Twin City terminals and
strengthening its position In northwestern
traffic will bo carried out by the parent
Proposition to Lease Public Lands for
Grailnar la Post,
WASHINGTON, May 28. Th proposition
to leas tba public lands for grazing pur
pose, which has been investigated at some
length by th house committee- on publlo
lands, today went over indefinitely and will
not be considered again at this session ot
The subject was to have been finally dis
posed of today, but the committee con
cluded that It would ba well before taking
any action to allow the public mind to ma
ture on the plan.
Before this decision wss reached Repre
sentative Bell of Colorado opposed th plan
on the ground that It would bring to a bait
the homestead entry of lands.
Presidential Nomina tioaa.
WASHINGTON. May 28 Ths president
today sent ths following nominations to
ths senate:
Melvln Grlgsby, South Dakota, United
Btates attorney for the district of Alaska.
Postmasters Texas: Homer S. Wil
liams, Clco; George C. Clifford, Ban An
tonio; John Beatty, Waxachachte. South
Dakota: Henry L. Bras, Mitchell. Wash
ington: Fred W. Miller, Oakesdale.
Illinois: William Stickler, Lexington;
David A. Courter, Hinsdale; Andrew E.
Sheldon, Paxton; George Y. Downing,
Camp Point. Iowa: William Ooddln,
Farmlngton; Olive L. Stauffer, Gladbrook.
Indian Territory: William H. Hilton, Du
rant. Kansas: Alonio H. Williams, Hol
ton; Frank E. Shoemaker, Neodesha. Ne
braska: Andrew Richmond, Orleans. Ok
lahoma: Thomas F. Addingtoo, Yukon.
California: John E. Reynolds, Redding;
John M. Frew, Soldiers Home; Thomas T.
Dargle, Oakland; Frank E. Cushlng, Red
To Prosecute O'Brien.
WASHINGTON, May 28. Senator Lodge,
chairman of tba senate committes on th
Philippines, stated today that the witness
O'Brien, whose testimony befor that com
mitt reflected severely upon Captain Mc
Donald and otbit army officers, will b
prosecuted by t.H proper oflletra on th
caarg of perjury.
Doubts Whether It Has the Bight to Place a
Valuation Upon Franchises,
If Board of Equalisation Haa Such
Right Coart la Requeeted to Out
line an Equitable Plan ot
Dolna- the Same.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. May 28. (Special.) Attorney
Oeneral Preut thla afternoon filed la th su
preme court tha following reply to the at.
ternatlve writ of mandamus Issued against
the State Board of Equalisation last week
on petition of the Bee Building eomapny;
Now coma the respondents, by Frank
N. Prout, attorney general, and make re
turn to the alternative writ of mandamus
heretofore granted lit thla action, a fol
lows :
First Respondents admit that the rela
tor. The Bee Building company, la a cor
poration, duly organized under the laws
of the Ktate of Nebraska, and has prop
erty within said state subject to taxation.
Second They admit that the respondent,
Ezra P. Savage, Is the duly elected, quali
fied and acting governor of the atato of
Nebraska; that tho respondent, Charles
Weston, Is the djly elected, qualified and
acting auditor of public accounts for eitld
state; that the respondent, William Stue
fer, Is the duly elected, qualified and act
ing treasurer of said state, and that said
respondents, as such officers, constitute,
under the statutes of this state, the State
Board of Equalization, charged with the
duty of assessing for taxation purposes
the property of railroad, telegraph and
sleeping car companies within tha stats
of Nebraska,
Third Further answering said writ, these
respondents allege the facts to be that, In
pursuance with their duties as such Board
of Uquallzatlon, as prescribed by the stat
utes, said respondents met as a board on
the 6th day of Mny, 19i2. at the office of
the auditor of public accounts at the cap
ltol in the city of Lincoln, and then and
there proceeded to perform the duty Im
posed upon said board by the statutes of
said state. That prior to said meeting of
said board, the auditor of public accounts
had collected the Information touching the
property of the several railroad and tele
graph companies doing business in the
state, as he is by statute required to do,
by reports furnished by part of said com
panies and from other sources as to those
companies which had neglected to furnish
auch reports, and that said respondents,
as such board, completed the work of as
sessing the property of such railroad, tele
graph and sleeping car companies on the
16th day of May, 1902, and assessed all of
the tar.glble property of said corporations
at an amount which, in the Judgment of
respondents, sitting and acting as auch
board, seemed to be Just and adequate
and In proportion to the assessed valuation
of all other property In the state of Ne
braska. Doubts Right to Asaena Franchises.
Fourth Respondents, further anawerlng
said writ, aver that on the 14th day of May,
1SW2, the relator, by Edward Rosewater,
Its president, made demand on the respond
ents while sitting as such board, that the
said board assess, In addition to the tan
gible property of said railroad, telegraph
and sleeping car companies which had by
said board already been assessed, the
franchises of said corporations, which the
relators, acting as such board, refused to
do, for the reason that, under the statute
creating such board and defining Its pow
ers, It doubted its right so to do.
Fifth Respondents further show to the
court that section 1, artirla Ix, of the con
stitution, provides as follows:
"The legislature shall provide such
revenue ss may ba needful by levying a
tax by valuation, so that every person and
corporation shi.ll pay a tax In proportion
to the value of his, her or Its property and
franchises, the value to be ascertained In
such manner as the legislature shall direct,
and It shall have power to tax peddlers,
auctioneers, brokers, hawkers, commission
merchants, showmen. Jugglers, Innkeepers,
liquor dealers, toll bridges, ferries. Insur
ance, telegraph and express Interests or
business, venders of patents, In such man
ner as It shall direct by general law, uni
form as to the class upon which it oper
ates." That In pursuance with this provision of
the constitution the legislature, by sections
89. 40, 40a end 40b, provided the manner In
which the property of railroad, telegraph
and sleeping car companies or corpora
tions should be assessed, constituting the
governor, the state treasurer and auditor
of public accounts a board of equalization,
with power to carry said section Into ef
fect and to asses the property of such
companies or corporations in accordance
with the provisions of said statute.
Sixth Respondents further show to the
court that at the time said Edward Rose
water, representing the relator herein, ap
peared before said noard and requested and
demanded those respondents as auch board
to assess the franchises of the corpora
tions mentioned In the affidavit of the re
lator, they had. and still have, doubts
whether they had the legal authority under
the sections of the statute referred to to
value and assess the franchises nf said
corporations, and for the reason that sad
board had such doubts of Its Jurisdiction
and powers It declined to comply with tho
said request and demand of relator's rep
resentative. Wherefore these respondents ask this
honorable court to place a construction
upon the constitutional provision above
quoted and the sections of the statute
herein cited and Instruct the respondents
as such board whether or not It has the
power under the constitution and laws of
this state to value and assess th fran
chises of the corporations named In the
affidavit of relator, and If so to announce
some equitable rule by which the value of
such franchises may be ascertained, and
such other directions and suggestions In
the premises as to the court may seem
Clash In 'Women's History Clnb Re
aulta In Withdrawal of Twenty
Leading; Member.
SIOUX FALLS. S. D., May 28. (Special
Telegram.) Owing to Internal dissensions
twenty leading member ot the Women's
History club, th pioneer club ot this city,
including the president, rice president and
treasurer, withdrew In a body from mem
bership. This may affsct tha success of the
tat federation meeting, to ba held her
next week.
Men Take Ip Wlvea Quarrel.
EVANSTON, Wyo.. May 28. (Special.)
C. E. Vandervoort and Jules Lewis en
gaged in a quarret at the Rocky Mountain
hotel her at an early hour yesterday
morning, as a result of which Vander
voort may die and Lewi is in Jail. Both
men are married and it Is alleged that
their wives quarreled over a pair of shoes.
The quarrel waa taken up by the husbands,
who came to blows. Lewis, who was get
ting the worst of the fight, is alleged to
have drawn a knife, stabbing Vander
voort In the abdomen.
Cow for Slato College.
SIOUX FALLS. S. D., May 28. (Special.)
Th Stat Board of Regents has appro
priated the sum of 81,000 for the purchase
of grade dairy cows, and th additional
sum of 11.400 for ths purchase of thorough
bred stock to be placed on th farm of
the State Agricultural college at Brook
ings. The .dairy cows are Intended to sup
ply the creamery which Is run In connec
tion with ths college.
Dan Starr la th Toll.
HURON. 8. D., May 28 (Special Telegram-)
Dan Starr, single, was arretted her
this afternoon by Sheriff Mahon of Grant
county, Wltconsln. It is alleged that Starr
and Mrs. Nichols, arrested In Mitchell a
few day since, eloped from Lancaster,
Wis., last fall, ths woman leaving a hue
band and several children. Th officer re
turned to Wisconsin with hi prisoner thjs
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Dr. Palmer, Noted Presbyterian
Preacher, Dlea from Street
Car Accident.
NEW ORLEANS, Msy 28. Rev. B. M.
Palmer, the noted Presbyterlsn minister,
died here this afternoon from the effect of
Injuries received when he wsa etrurk by
a stret ear in tbl city en May 6.
Rev. B. M. Palmer was born In Charles
ten, S. C, in 1813, When a boy he attended
Amhetst college, where he met and became
a fast friend of Henry Ward Beeoher. thn
a student In the higher classes. At the
sge of 22 he entered the ministry snd In
18S7 he came to New Orleans to take charge
cf the First Presbyterian church, with
which he had hen identified ever since.
Dr. Palmer was on of the strongest
leaders In the southern pulpit during the
civil war and on Thanksgiving day. 1K0.
he preached his famous secession sermon In
thla city.
In 1861, when the southern churches with
drew from the Presbyterlsn assembly at
Philadelphia, Dr. Palmer was chosen mod
erator of the southern branch.
Dr. Palmer had a national reputation as
a preacher and his church here was vlsltod
by persona from all parts of the country.
At one time he was elected to the chair of
psstoral theology at Princeton and he also
received a call to become pastor of Dr.
Alexander's church In New York. Both of
these offers he refused.
Dr. Palmers wife died In 1883. He had
seven children, one of whom is living.
Six Candidate Preaented to General
Assembly of I'nlted Pres
byterians. PITTSBURG, May 28. The forty-fourth
general assembly of the United Presbyte
rian church waa formally opened tonight In
the Eighth United Presbyterian church,
with the sermon of the retiring moderator,
Rev. Dr. J. A. Thompson, president ot
Tarklo collego, Missouri. Almost the en
tire number of accredited delegates. 250.
were present from nearly every state In the
union as well as from the Dominion ot
Canada, Mexico, Egypt and India. ,
The business sessions of the assembly will
begin tomorrow morning, when a successor
to the retiring moderator will bo elected.
Six candidates, receptive and avowed, have
been named. These are the venerable Dr.
J. C. Boyd, of the Mount Lebanon church;
Rev. John S. McKee, D. D., of Butler, Pa.;
Rev. J. C. Wilson of Erie, Pa.; Rev. W.
P. Williamson of Keokuk, la.; Rsv. J.
B. Lee of Frankllnvllle, S. Y., and Rev.
Dr. Oeorge McCormlck of Sallna, Cal. The
last named gentleman is eald to have de
veloped great strength among the com
missioners today.
Six Great Northern Coaches Piled In
Heap and Not n Life
la Loat.
GRAND FORKS. N. D., May 28. The
Great Northern flyer waa wrecked today
Just this side of OJata, eight miles west of
here, while running at full speed. Several
coaches were piled up In a heap.
The only person seriously hurt Is Frank
Heffron, mall clerk, whose back was
wrenched. The engine did not leave the
rails. Several passenger are cut and
bruised, but aside from Heffron, they have
no serious hurts.
It Is supposed that the wreck was caused
by the wheels of the tender striking some
slight obstruction.
Six coaches. Including everything be
tween the engine and sleepers, went off
the rails and the baggage car took fire.
The escape, seem miraculous. One man
waa thrown bodily, through the car door.
and la unhurt, save for a few bruises. The
mail car was thrown fifty feet clear off of
the track.
Hnrla Him Violently to the Ground
and Then Kneela I'pon
NEW YORK, May 28. "Tope," a female
elephant of the Forepaugh & Sells circus,
killed a man today at the show grounds of
the circus In Brooklyn.
Th victim wss Joshua Blunt of Fort
Wayne, Ind. He went to the elephants' en
closure, where these animal were waiting
for their breakfast, and each stuck out his
trunk. to "shake hands" as Blunt passed
down in front of them, it being the custom
of tho trainers to salute each elephant with
a gentle tap.
Blunt had a beer glass In bis hand and
when he approached "Top" he shoved It
at her Instead of giving the usual greeting.
This act seemed to offend the great beast.
In an Instsnt she seized the man with her
trunk and after hurling him violently to
th ground knelt on him and crushed him
to death. Keepers came to the rescue too
late. Tbey drove "Tops" back and removed
the body.
I'apreeedented Number of lainlgrasti
for Single Month to Arrive
Hero In May.
NEW YORK, May 28. There are 25,000
Immigrant on the Atlantic due to arrive
at thla port this week and they will bring
tha total for May up to 85,000 or 90,000.
This will break all record for any month
in th last twenty years.
Th number of deportations Is Increasing,
750 persons having been ordered deported
during the first twenty-six days of Msy.
Tha majority ot tha , new arrival ar
from Austria-Hungary, Italy and' Russia.
Seeree of Cattle for Ranges.
ABERDEEN 8. D.. Mar SS (Sn.c1.11
There 1 a heavy movement of Texas cattle
at th present time to th ranges of South
Dakota and Montana. Nearly 700 carloads
ot catti win go to Fallon, Mont., and
they ar belna ruahed through thl -it
vsr the Northwestern road. At Oaks they
ar turned over to tha Northern Pacific
and hurried on to their destination. Tha
cattle are mostly white-faced 2-raar.nld.
and will b held on th rang for two
ysar before marketing.
Ohio Republicans Adopt Platform Strongly
Commending President'! Policy.
Oonvsntion an Ovation for Senator Hanna
from First to Last
Resolutions Indorse Republican Congresses
and Condemn Democratio Negation.
Hanna, Grosvenor and Other Speak,
era Voice Ohlo'a Love for Her Dle
tlnajnlshed Son, the Mar
tyred MrKlnley.
For Bocretary of State Lewla O. Laylln
of Norwalk.
For Judge of Supreme Court William
Crew of McConnellsvlUe.
For Food and Dairy Commissioner Hor
ace Ankeny of Xenla. .
For Member of the Board of Publlo
Works William Klrtloy, Jr.. ot Deflanc.
CLEVELAND, May 28. Th republican
state convention, which has been a con
tinued ovation to Senator Han a, closed this
evening with a great demonstration in his
honor, to which he responded In a char
acteristic speech. The senator at former
state conventions haa sounded keynotes that
have been taken up by republican gls
clubs. He told them today to sing "Keep
On Letting Well Enough Alone," in th
campaign rulllee this year.
The convention waa distinguished tor har
mony In all that was done. One of the last
reconciliations was that of Senator Hanna
and former Governor Asa S. Bushnell of
Springfield. Tho latter had been here all
week, but Bushnell and Hanna never spoka
as they pased each other' quarters. They
had not spoken since the memorable con
test for, the senatorshlp in 1897. Befor
going to the convention today they met in
the most cordial manner. The delegate
who "got them together" gave glowing re
ports around the convention hall of the way
they were calling each other "Mark" and
"Asa" again. Senator Hanna and George
B. Cox of Cincinnati also had a friendly
farewell tonight after a contest during tha
day over nominations.
Hanna Men Win All Itound.
What were called th Hanna men won on
all the ballots, but Cox supported none ol
the winners.
In making up the state ticket Hanna and
Cox were on opposing sides today, the sam
as In the contest tor th orgailzallon of
th legislature last January, but good feel- ,
ing prevailed after th convention was over. '
While Senator Hanna was cheered as he
entered the hall, as he announced th vote
of his county delegation, of which he was
chairman, a General Grosvenor and other
speakers referred to him and on other oc
casion the mention of the names ot Presi
dent Roosevelt, Senator Foraker, Governor
Nash and others were also cheered,
General Grosvenor was heartily received
ss the permanent chairman, as was Gen
eral Dick when he read the resolutions,
which were adopted substantially as he
had drafted them, with the exception of
the Cuban resolution, on which there waa
a compromise. '
In accepting renoralnatlon at the head of
the state ticket. Secretary of State Lewis
C. Laylln referred to the state convention
in Zanesvllle In 1895 at which the so-called
triple alliance was entered Into that In
cluded Bushnell for governor, Foraker for
senator and McKlnley for president.
lulled for Hanna,
Secretary Laylln sald they were equally
united now for Senator Hanna to succeed
himself, although not so distinctly positive
In expressing preference In advance for
president and governor.
There was loud and repeated calls for
Senator Hanna and the greatest demonstra
tion of the convention occurred aa he was
being escorted to the platform. The con
vention had been in continuous session
from 10 a. m. until almost . m., but
the senator received the closest attention.
He said:
Mr. Chairman and Fellow Republicans: I
thank you must heartily for this cordial re
caption and congratulate you most heartily ,
on the success of this convention.
The candidates which you have nomi
nated will receive the unanimous support
of the republicans of Ohio. Your speakers.
Governor Nasli and Representative Gros
venor have sounded the keynote of tha
campaign, the one on behalf of the atata
and the other In behalf of the nation. Tluse
twin Issues will meet together In a com
mon cause and create a force that will win
victory. We had a motto In the last cam
paignLet well enough a'.one.
1 wish to offer an amendment to that
Keep on letting well enough alone.
There has been consideration of state af
fairs and especially of tha work done by
the legislature of our state, which will ap
peal to the people Interested In sound, eco
nomic government and will also appeal to
those who have felt the burden of taxa
tion and have sought relief and found It. '
There are queatlons of great Interest In
this campaign, because we sre oalled on to
vote for members of congress who shall
support our strenuous president during tha
balance of his administration. v
Of course, as In all campaigns, there are
Issues whiih the democratic party Is try
ing to make for us on national question.
They have talked In the halls of congress
Tor days and weeks upon a question which
the republicans settled last year, hut wa
can pardon them, for It Is all they have
Try to Besmirch MrKlnley,
But how are they making this Issue,
standing before tha American neople and
proclaiming that the policy of President
McKlnley was wrongmorally wrong.
H'hv. renubllrmns of Ohio, i blush to have
Tl may that it seems to me almost an In
sult to bis memory mat sucn tntngs roula
be said on the floor of the United Btates
senate of a man whom not only the repub
licans of Ohio, but Die republicans of the
nation, worship. Shame on a party that
will attempt to bring that name Into disre
pute and dishonor through M policies in
augurated as they were In tha Interest of
humanity! Those of us who were closa to
him during those trying days, when new
questions came up, well know how he
w re uled with them prayerfully and Intelli
gently, that he might do what was beat for
those neotile on the other side of the world.
Weighing everything In the balance and
praying to his own highest authority God
he am to the conclusion that the best
thing tor us and for them was that wa
might extend to them all the blessings of a
free government, controlled by a power
which knew what free government meant.
Inspiration of the Martyr.
That was a policy born of ths best
thought that could b exerted for the good
of thosa peopla who had coma into oir
hands and without tha aid of a party that . -bad
much to do with bringing on tha war
with Sualn for the elevation of their rsci
atiH th .iir.Mil nt Phrlstlun mnnlliv Th
was the Inspiration of McKUileyi that
tha motive of all tha people of tha Cn -States.
When as a result of that p-.' "
we are confronted with tha conditions
wa rind today shall wa follow tha
that prompted tho prejudices of a p"
thwart us In tha work of humsa-W
f'hrtatlunlty T Never! In the r
houaovelt, "Our tlag is there an corpe of
stay put.'' landed ri-
My friends, as we enter upoi Ulvts good
test la our state, lot u rauJlal's can 111-
ion or psu-