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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED' JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, FIUDAY MORNING, x MAY 30, 1002 TEN" PAGES.
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IIAXNA TAKES A HAND
Ohio Stateiman Confers with Representative
Men Over the Miners' 8trike.
HE REFUSES, HOWEVER, TO DISCUSS IT
Coal Companies Depntiie Large Numbers of
Police for Self-Protection.
NO VIOLENCE YET, BUT IT IS FEARED
Nonunion Men Are Put to Work in Borne
Haileton Coal Mines,
EFFECT OF STRIKE REACHES NEW YORK
famine la Bra-Inning to Re Frit and
Mineral la Hoarded la Scant
Lota aa a Preclons
CLEVELAND, May 29. A report u In
circulation here today that a Ions confer
ence vti held during the morning by Sena
tor Hanna, chairman of the Ctvlc federa
tion, and George W. Perk I-, representing
J. P. Morgan & Co., relative to a settle
mett of the anthracite coal etrlke.
, When een by an Associated Tree! re
porter Senator' Hanna refused to either
deny t eonfrm the report.
"I have nothing to say. There has been
too much eald already," he declared. Mr.
Hanna also refused to discuss the state
ment of Frank P. Sargent, predicting a
strike of the toft coal mlnera.
Mine Onsen Protect Property.
, POTTSVILLE, Pa.. May 29. The coal
companies In this section are gathering
special policemeu to protect their property,
and In the event of a conflict on Monday
they will have a large body of men in the
, The' Reading company has had 125 police
men sworn In since Monday. These will
supplement Its regular force of fifty police
men. All have been ordered to report for
Duty at once. It is known that a strike
pf the pumpmen, engineers and firemen la
With these epeclal 'policemen and the
watchman and special detective who have
been already employed the P.eadlng com
pany expects to have a sufficient force to
protect any nonunion men who may be
brought here to run the pumps.
The Saint Claire Coal company and the
Buck Mountain Coal company also had
commlsslonb Issued to a number of special
policemen. The Pennsylvania company will
$ave sworn In fifty policemen before the
tnd of the week and a score of other com
panies will take similar action. Strike
leaders are protesting against the action as
unnecessary. They say that at present
there la no evidence of violence on the part
of the strikers.
Konnnlon Men at Work.
HAZLETON. Pa., May 29. Eleven non
union men brought here last night from
Philadelphia were put to work today at the
Cranberry colliery of A. -Pardee b Co.. In
fill the placet of striking firemen and pump
runners. This lk the Brat Importation of
nonunion men. Into the district.
It waa learned today on what appeared
lo be reliable authority that, If necessary,
he coal companies will next week arrange
for an Interchange of engineers, firemen
and 'pumpmen who have signified their
wllllogneea to remain at work, but not In
their own districts. According to this ar
rangement men from the Schuylkill region
are to be sent to Wllkesbarre, those from
rlezletnn to Scran ton and those from
Wllkesbarre to Ehamokln. Owing to the
Reticence of both the company representa
tives and the mine workers' leaders this
Information cannot be confirmed.
The Lehigh Valley Coal company today
made provision for housing and boarding
Its firemen and pump runners at the No. 4
colliery, lta largest operation In the dis
trict. Anthracite Coal Famine.
NEW YORK. May 29. According to re
tail coal dealers thia city will enter today
upon the first day of its real anthracite
eoal famine since the strike of miners. Not
a cargo was In sight In the market yester
day. The stocks of many of the yards are
aepieiea entirely vj mm severe arain oi
the last two weeks and nowhere except In
the yarda of the rallroada, where coal Is
hoarded by the thousands of tons, could be
had even a glimpse of the mineral.
PHILADELPHIA, May 29. The Pennsyl
vania railroad haa notified coal shippers
that on and after June 1 11 per day .de
murrage will be charged upon cars detained
ever an average of four days at Greenwich
Point, Perth Am boy, Harslmus Cove and
Baltimore. This action will interfere very
seriously with speculators, who, taking ad
vantage of the anthracite strike and the
consequent Increased demand tor bitumin
ous coal, are buying the latter and ualng
the cars for storage purpoaea, pending a
market for It at high prices,
So Faith la Settlement.
WILKESBARRE, May 29. The local coal
cperatora do not credit the report, origi
nating In New York, that a settlement of
the miners' strike la imminent. One opera
tor aays K Is doubtful whether the strikers
would be permitted to return (o work now
at the old wages. They probably could
return as Individuals, but not In a body
end representing a union.
At strike headquarter today nothing
was known of a contemplated settlement.
National Boer,d Member Fallon aays the
strike could not be settled off-hand as
some persons Imagine. If the coal com
panics had a proposition to make, looking
to the return of the nice to work, a con
vention of mlnera would have to be called
and the terms offered by the operators
passed upon. This would take time.
The arrival of President Mitchell and
what action he will take regarding the
petition of the Scranton engineers, firemen
and pumpmen for a withdrawal of the
strike order Issued by the executive com
mlttee of the United Mine Workers It
asatted with much Interest.
TRAGEDY OCCURS IN FLAT
Another with Ballet In
1 Hla Head.
tvVEW YORK. May 29. Policemen, at
traded by the shoula of alarmed residents
la an apartment building at 60 Second ave
nue early today, broke the door of one of
the flats and found . S. Kilraln. a dealer
clgarettea. lying on the floor with bte
an adjoining room, lying on a bed, waa
araman, a tobacco merchant. Car a
waa shot through the head. la one
he held a ptatol aad sear him as a
- The police believe he attempted
VAeldaln with the hammer and then
self. The cause Is not known
l4 later at the hospital.
WITHIN MILE OF CRATER
Darin a Feat Performed on Taeeday
Afternoon by George J.
FORT DE FRANCE. Martinique, May 23
Noon. The crater of Mount Pelee has been
approached within one mile. ' ,., ac
complished Tuesday afternof ' yTge
J. Kavanaugh, an unattached
companled Prof. Robert T. Hill, J 'v
States government geologist, on the .,,
When Prof. Hill turned south, toward
8t. Pierre, Mr. Kavanaugh continued on past
Morne Rouge. His route seems to have
been along or near the Cale Basse dlvtde.
He aays be descended from Morne Rouge
to the valley between Morne Rouge and
Mount Pelee. This valley was deeply
strewn with ashes. Mr. Kavanaugh was
guided by an aged negress to where an
old footpath once led to Lake Palmlste,
near the summit of the crater. There an
Iron cross, twenty feet high, was burled
In ashes to within a foot of Us top. Be
fore him stretched upward the mountain
slope, covered with ashes, which soaked by
the heavy rains and baked by the sun and
volcano heat looked like a cement side
walk. The whole mountain top was
shrouded In smoke.
Forgetful of the explosion of the previ
ous night and the awful suddenness of the
outbursts, and tempted by tha aeemlngly
easy ascent, he continued upward and made
photographs and rough sketchea. Mr.
Kavanaugh found the valley filled with
ashes, and two great rifts, which he was
afraid to approach. At 6 o'clock In the
evening he turned back, reaching Morne
Rouge at about 9 o'clock. He had made no
new observations and realized bte danger
only the next morning, when occurred the
greatest outburst since Mount Felee's first
On Wednesday Mr. Hill tried to ascend
to Mount Pelee, but failed. He found a
little hamlet near the mountain, black with
150 dead bodies. They were not carbon
ised, nor had their clothing been burned
off. Probably this valley lay near the Inner
edge of the zone of blasting flame.
Oeorge Ken nan reported from Morne
Rouge this morning. Two hours ago Prof.
Angelo Hellprtn, president of the Philadel
phia Historical society, working under the
auspices of the National Geographical so
ciety, left with Mr. Ledbetter to make a
three-days' careful exploration and study
of the new craters, east and north.
TROUBLE F0R NICARAGUA
Two of the Lending; Conservative
Politicians Are Plaanlna;
NEW YORK, May 29. It Is reported, ca
bles the Guayaquil (Ecuador) correspond
ent of the Herald, that along wth the mili
tary expedition which left Colon recently
for Bocas del Toro on the Colombian gun
boat General Plnzon there - also were
shipped about 1,500 rifles and 200,000 carl
ridges for Generals Mena and Pedro Joa
quin Chamarro, leading conservative poli
ticians In Nicaragua, who have been atay
Ing In Panama for several weeks and who
are supposed to have gone to Bocas del
Toro on a Oerm-q mall steamship.
It la aaid that they will proceed thence to
the nearest N'tcaraguan port on the Atlan
tic aide with revolutionary Intentions.
President Zelaya, however, haa been In
formed of the movement and will not be
taken by eurpriee, even It a successful
landing . should be effected by Generals
Mena and Chamarro, which . is considered
somewhat difficult, as the coast is well
Should events prove these reports to be
true serious complications may arise be
tween Colombia and Nicaragua.
SENOR SAGASTA MAY RETIRE
Not Certain that Kin Will Sustain
Pealtlon Concerning; the
MADRID, May 29 The possibility of the
early retirement of Senor Sagasta from
the premiership Is again being discussed
In connection with the differences regard
ing the meeting of the Cortes. The presi
dent of the senate, Senor Montero Rloa,
considers that as no decree proroguing the
session has been issued, the law requires
the reassembling of Parliament, and he
has decided to summon the senate to meet
Senor Sagasta la opposed to convening
the Cortes and will appeal to the king,
who, It Is said, will not sign the proroga
tion decree without consultation with other
It Is held In some quarters that such
action on the part of bis majesty will
render Senor Sagasta s position untenable.
SEALER IS PROBABLY LOST
Kewa of the Hatale Since
lng from Victoria Feb.
VICTORIA. B. C. May 19. It Is feared
that the sealing schooner Hatzlc, the only
veasel of the coaet fleet which haa not re
turned to port, haa been lost. It baa never
been seen elnce starting on its spring cruise
on Friday, February IS. Fears have been
expressed for It for some time and hope
was not abandoned until the coast steamer
returned without any news of It.
It Is believed to have been loat In the
big storm of February 24. The Hatzlc is
commanded by Captain Daley, an old
sealer, and besides him there were on
board Captain Farley. Mate P. Dooley, A.
Medina. W. Christian, a cook and twenty-
four Indians frfero Klovotok, on the west
roast of the island. Captain Daley has a
wife and family.
Farmer Prraldeat a Conspirator.
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador. May 29. The
newspapers here denounce former President
Alfaro of Ecuador, who is residing here, for
conspiring to overthrow President Plaza,
bis successor, who waa Inaugurated in
August last, asserting that Alfaro has
called on the Colombian rebel to suspend
their operations In Colombia and come to
Ecuador to help him. It Is further as
serted that the former president has prom
ised that after the Colombians have been
victorious In overthrowing President Plaza
Alfaro will assist them to defeat the Col
ombian conservatives, against whom they
are bow waging war. The Guayaquil papers
are asking Alfaro to furnish an explanation
of bis conduct.
EatlUk Strengthen Aalntle Fleet.
VICTORIA. B. C. May 29. Great Britain
ta atrengtheulng Its fleet in Asiatic waters
by sending vessels from the Pacific station.
The torpedo destroyers Virago and Spar
rowhawk wilt leave shortly for the Orient,
to be added to the flot there. Areihuaa.
mhlch waa aent from here at the time of
the Boxer rising and which did not return,
la coming ever to convoy the torpedo boat
destroyers. When they leave It will make
three vessels that have bee a sent faou here
to China by the admiralty.
NOT FICniBC FOR' LIBERTY
Filipinos, Senator Morgan Declares, Are
Savage Tools of Hong Kong Junta.
SOUTHERNER DEFENDS PHILIPPINE BILL
Spooner Closes Debate for Re
publicans, Ably Settlnar Forth
" Irtne of Country's lago-
-nee Over Islands.
WASH...GTON, May 29. Interest in Phil
ippine liberty ie Increasing as the discus
sion draws to a close. Today the senate
galleries were thronged with auditors and
the attendance on the floor was larger
than It has been for some time, including
many members of the house of representa
tives. Mr. Lodge of Mamachusetts, In charge
of the bill, offered several amendments to
the measure, the most Important being one
extending to the Philippines the provision
of the bill of rights of the constitution
of the United States, excepting only the
right to bear arms and the right to a trial
by jury. All of the amendments were
Mr. Morgan of Alabama delivered an ex
tended speech. In which he supported In
the main the bill as presented by the com
mittee. He said it looked toward peace
and toward a Just and peaceful govern
ment In the islands. Some changes were
necessary, in his opinion, but these- he
thought would be made. He declared that
there never had been a pretense of or
ganized Filipino government in the Islands
and said had Dewey recognized Agul
naldo's claims he would have given aid
and comfort to the declared enemies of
the United States.
ot Flshtlns for Liberty.
He took sharply to task those In and
out of the senate who bad extolled Agul
naldo and asserted that the Filipinos were
not fighting for liberty, but almply as the
savage tools of the Hong Kong junta.
Mr. Clay of Georgia opposed the pending
measure In a carefully prepared speech.
He regarded the action of the United States
since the ratification of the treaty of Paris
as a great mistake and urged that this
government ought to declare its purposes
In the Philippines. Such action, in his
opinion, would put an end to the trouble
In the Islands. He maintained that the
bill ought not to be passed, as It would
confer greater power on the Philippine
commission than ever had been possessed
by king or potentate.
Late In the afternoon Mr. Spooner of
Wisconsin began a speech In support of
the bill and the American policy in the
Philippines, which concluded general debate
on the measure by the republican side.
He reviewed the situation In the Inlands
and said the responsibility for it rested
not on any one party, but on all alike.
Stranate, the Opposition.
. It appeared strange to him that a meas
ure Intended to exalt civil government and
to subordinate the military power ahould
create such adverse contention, and he
declared that on the democratic side there
had been nothing heard but pessimism,
gospel of despair, suspicion, clstrust, and
Imputation of the motives of the repub
lican senators. 'He paid a brilliant tribute
to President Roosevelt and to the policy
of the ' late President McKlnley. He de
clared that never In the annals of time
had an army carried to a people so much
of amelioration, so much of upbuilding, ao
much of kindness and tenderness, aa the
American army had carried to the Filipinos
by direction of McKlnley.
Mr. Spooner gave notice that he would
conclude his speech on Saturday.
Mr. Lodge then offered an amendment ex
tending to the Inhabitants the "bill of
rights" of the constitution of the United
States, except the right to bear arms and
the right of a trial by a jury. In answer
to an inquiry by Mr. Pettua of Alabama
Mr. Lodge explained that In the opinion of
the majority of the committee on Philip
pines, It would be unwise In the present
circumstances to extend those rights to the
Fillptnos. The amendment was agreed to.
Other amendments were adopted as fol
lows: Providing that nothing in the pending
bill ohall be held to amend or repeal the
act providing for revenue for the Philip
pines; providing that a single homestead
entry snail not exceed forty acres in ex
tent; providing that the beneficial use shall
be the basis, the measure and the limit of
all rights to water In the islands, and that
the government la authorized to make rulea
for the use of the water supply; providing;
that if bonds or any portion thereof shall
be paid out of the funds of the government
of said inlands, such municipality shall re
imburse eald government for the sum thus
paid and aala government is hereby em
powered to collect said sum by the levy
and collection of taxes on such munici
pality. Mr. Morgan of Alabama then addressed
the senate upon the bill,
"If Agulnaldo had In fact driven Spanish
dominion from the Islands or bad destroyed
the power of the United States to hold
Manila under the peace protocol," he said,
"he bad worked a miracle in the develop
ment of national power that no other man
Attitade of Democrats.
Mr. Spooner, In hla speech, summed up
the attitude of the democrats In this way:
"We who voted against the Paris treaty
are men who observe the obligations of
the constitution, you who voted for It vio
lated the constitution; we who are opposed
to you stand for the Declaration of In
dependence; you who disregard It. We are
the friends of the army; you assail It; we
love the flag; you dishonor It; we hate
atrocities; you defend them; we want lib
erty In the Phllllpines; you want alavery
Discussing some references which had
been made to previous speeches of his, Mr.
Spooner said he had announced that he was
not in favor of the permanent dominion of
the United States over the Philippines and
be was not now.
"I would not," he eald, "buy dominion
at the cost of any man's liberty."
Mr. Spooner said be declared that he was
not in favor of making promises to men who
had a revolver at hla breast nor to men
who were training their guns upon Amer
ican troops. He stood by that declaration
FREES SEVENTEEN OTHERS
Decision la Drnlsf Case Opena Deere
of Called Statea
WASHINGTON. May 29. Under the de
cision of the supreme court In the case
of Captain Peter G. Demlng. Secretary
Root has directed that twenty-aeven ex
members of voluateer organizations now
serving sentence shall be released from
confinement. Tea of the freed men are
now at the Fort Leavenworth penitentiary
and the other seventeen are at Alcatras
Ulaud, California. They are ail collated
MURPHY AFTER A JUDGESHIP
Former Xehraakan Wants n Place
on the Bench In the
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. May 29 (Special Tele
gram.) Hon. George A. Murphy of Indian
Territory, formerly of Beatrice, Neb., Is
in Washington with a rlew of Interesting
the president and Incidentally republic n
senators In his claim for a Judgeship In
It was learned today that ex-Representative
E. K. Valentine Is after a government
job. He wanted to be register or receiver
of one of the land offices, bnt as these
have been provided for ha now wants any
thing that pays a fair salary.
Representative Lot Thomas has recom
mended the reappointment of G. L. Van
desteeg for postmaster for Orange City,
Sioux county. Thia Is ths first postmaster
ship Thomas has taken up since his district
convention. Cobwebs are still covering a
number of offices in the Eleventh district,
notably Sioux City.
Representatives Burke and Martin have
started for South Dakota to be in attend
ance upon the republican atate convention
which meets June 4. Mr. Martin will join
the Black Hills delegation at Sioux City
on Tuesday and go with them by special
train to the convention. Senators Gamble
and Klttredge will not be able to attend
the convention on account of the vote on
the Philippine civil government bill being
taken next Tuesday.
The senate has passed a bill Introduced
by Senator Clark of Wyoming adjusting the
conflict respecting the state school indem
nity selections In lieu of school lands In
abandoned military reservations. It pro
vides that all state school Indemnity se
lections In lieu of what are known as
school sections in abandoned military reser
vations, made pursuant to a decision of
the secretary of the Interior, dated Janu
ary 28. 1898. and before notice of with
drawal of that decision was received at the
local land office at which selections were
made, ahall be confirmed by the secretary
of the Interior.
The salaries of the postmasters at Forest
City, Humeston, Marshalltown and Story
City, la., will be increased $190 after
The comptroller ' of the currency has
extended the corporate existence of tho
First National bank of Villlsce. Ia.. until
the close of business on May .29, 1902.
Tho postofflces at Crystal, Tama county,
and Wanamaker, Ringgold county, la., will
be discontinued after June SO.
Bids were opened today at the Treas
ury department for the installation of con
duit and wiring system at the postofflce
building at Oskaloosa, Ia. The lowest bid
der waa H. W. Skinner of Dubuque, Ia.,
It,,, a postmasters appointed: C. J.
Scbroeder, Stout, Grundy county; Ferdinand
Kuehnel, Westphalia. Shelby county.
Rural free delivery service will be es
tablished in Iowa July 1 as follows: Stock
ton, Muscatine county, one route; area
covered, twenty-three square miles; popu
lation. 445; postofflce at Pleasant Prairie
to be discontinued. Wlnthrop. Buchanan
county, four routes; area, sixty-seven
square miles;- population, 1,625; the post
office at Mlddlefleld to be discontinued.
PASSES SILVERJOINAGE BILL
Honae Votes for Mcaanre to Increase
the Subsidiary Coin Cir
culation. WASHINGTON, May 29. The houee to
day passed the bill to Increase the sub
sidiary silver coinage. The democrats di
rected their fight chiefly against the pro
vision to recoin the standard sliver dol
lars Into subsidiary coin as public necessi
ties might require. A half dozen roll calls
were forced. Some of the New York demo
crats voted for the previous question, but
voted with their colleagues on a motion
to recommit with Instructions to strike
out the provision relative to the recoinage
of silver dollars.
The conference reports on the omnibus
public buildings and fortification appropria
tion bills were adopted, and the bouse
adjourned until Monday.
The text of the subsidiary coinage bill
is as follows:
That the secretary of the treasury is
hereby authorised to coin the sliver bul-
llnn In th trouaiirv niirrhnaH iinHc
act of July 14, 1KM, fnto such denominations
of subsidiary silver coin as he may deem
necessary to meet public requirements, and
tnereaner, as puDiic necesxittes may de
mand, to re-col n silver dollars into sub
sidiary coin; and so much of any act as
fixes a limit to the aggregate of subsidiary
sliver coin outstanding, and so much of any
act as directs the coinage of any portion of
tne ntmion purcnasea under tne act or Julv
14, 1NS0, Into standard silver dollars is
A bill was passed for the Improvement
and care of Confederate Mound In Oakwood
Mr. Loud of California called attention
to the fact that there were burled at Con
federate Mound twelve union soldiers and
4,043 confederates, and expressed the opin
ion that the bill would be ths first step In
the direction of national care for the graves
of the confederate dead. But he made no
A bill was also passed to reduce the se
lection of reserve banks to cities of 15,000
FILIPINO AT WHITE HOUSE
Acnlnnldo's Former Secretory- of War
. Praises Gov ernment In
WASHINGTON, May 29. Oeneral Flllpe
Buencamlno of Manila, formerly Agulnaldo'a
secretary of war, called en the president
today In company with Secretary Root.
General Buencamlno waa taken prisoner by
the United States troops at the time Agul
naldo'a mother vas captured and since that
time haa been at the head of ths federal
He told the president today that hla mis
sion to Washington was to correct soma of
the false reports that have been put in
circulation, with a view to discrediting ths
work of both the civil government under
Judge Tatt and the army. The civil gov
ernment, he told the president, was doing
a really wonderful work for good In the
lrlands and It had been ably seconded by
The stories of cruelties perpetrated by our
soldiers, be said, were either wholly untrue
or greatly exaggerated. The army had con
ducted Itself in a way to elicit praise from
all right thinking Filipinos and himself, too.
In the face of the greatest temptations and
Judge Taft's commission had the entire
confidence of all rightly disposed natives.
he said, and It waa General Buencamlno'a
hope that Judge Taft might be Induced to
remain an indefinite time at the head of
the civil government. The Filipinos, he
said, love Judge Taft. . for he has never
once deceived them and they know him to
be their friend.
The general will appear before the Philip
pines committee of Us senate wlthia the
neat lew daa,
RISE B THE PRICE OF MEATS
Further Advance Imminent as Result of
Chicago Teamsters' Strike. v
PACKERS AND MEN WILL FIGHT IT OUT
Signs of Peace Fade as Resalt of
Ineffectual Conference and at
Bitter Straggle Is
CHICAGO, May 29. Prospects of a pre
cipitated rise In the price of meat and a
fight to a finish between the packers anl
Teamsters' union No. 50 developed at the
Union Stockyards today. Signs of peace
faded as the result of an Ineffectual con
ference and Indications of a general strike
grew stronger. Two smaller unions are
already out. Swift and Company have pre
pared to arrange sleeping quarters for
employes at their packing houoe and hun
dreds of cots have been taken into the
The distribution of meat to local houses
was attended by - great difficulty today,
owing to the attitude of the striking team
sters. No work was attempted without
the presence bf the police.
A nonunion teamster made an attempt
to deliver meat to the Palmer bouse and
was severely beaten for his pains.
At every point where attempts were made
to unload refrigerator cars police were
present to prevent trouble. One car was
sent back to the stockyards, It having been
found impossible to unload It.
The Bohemian Butchers' association, con
trolling 130 shops, has offered to close up
for four days to aid the teamsters If de
sired. The Water street "luggers" organized
today and announced that they would re
fuse to "lug" meat not carted by union
OFFICIALS CUTJJP IN WRECK
One Darlington Man Is Killed and
. Two are Fatally
ALMA. Wis-., May 29. One man killed
and four seriously injured, some probably
fatally, is the result of a disastrous wreck
on the Burlington road here this afternoon.
A gravel train on which there were six
officials of the road, Including Superintend
ent Cunningham, was going In the switch
when another gravel train, coming from
the north, crashed into It. Superintendent
Cunningham is .a a most precarious condi
tion and the gravest doubts are entertained
as to his recovery.
E. J. BLAKE, consulting engineer, Bur
lington system, headquarters at Chicago.
8. D. Purdy,' roadmaster, northern divi
sion, -both lega cut off, will die.
D. C. Cunningham, superintendent, north
ern division, one leg cut off, may die.
W. L. Breckinridge, chief engineer of sys
tem, seriously. t
J.'B. Bessler, general superintendent, of
the system, seriously.
The Inspection party left La Crosse' on
the Burlington Inspection car to go over
Its line whete Improvements to the road
bed were being made. A new patent com
bination engine and car for unloading gravel
trains wa at work hers and the party
decided to Inspect It. This car la open
from the rear and a narrow passageway,
just wide enough to admit one man, and
six feet long, leads to the engine room.
The train was atandlng on the north
switch and the official party, headed by
Superintendent Cunningham, entered this
passageway In aingle file. At that moment
a southbound gravel train from Pepin,
heavily loaded and running at high speed,
shot onto the switch from around the ma
chine car. When the engine struck the
car In which the officials were standing
It doubled It like a jacknlfe, crushing the
men between Its front and back walls, and
derailing five cars to the rear, all of which
were piled up In confusion by the track.
Fireman Russell and Engineer Larson
of La Crosse lumped after the engine was
reversed, escaping Injury. Blake's body
had not been recovered by midnight It
la a mangled mass of flesh and bones, Im
prisoned In the wreck. The Injured were
at once taken to St. Francis' hospital. La
Crosse. There Is believed to be no hope
for Purdy, both of whose legs were ampu
tated. OFFICERS OF, CLAIM AGENTS
E. H.'Hanaer of Omaha, la Elected Vice
President of National
MILWAUKEE. May 29. The National As
sociation of Railway Claim Agents closed
Its sessions today. Officers were elected as
President, A. A. Krause, St. Louis, Mis
souri, Kansas 4 Texas; vice presidents,
B. C. whlroton, St. Louts. Wabash; W.
A, Hlnsey, Milwaukee, Chicago, Milwau
kee A St. Paul; E. II. Hanser, Omaha, Bur
lington A Missouri River; F. B. Plerson.
Chicago, Chicago sV Northwestern; E. D.
Haldeman, Kansas City, Kansas City A
Southern; secretary-treasurer, W, B. Mc
Cfcull, Kansas City, Missouri, Qulney,
Omaha ft Kansas City.
The next convention will be held In Bos
ton In June, 1902.
A member of the association made the
startling disclosure today of a aeries of
frauds being perpetrated on the railroads
of ths country. The evidence produced
shewed that there la an attorney somewhere
In the west who, with three other men, is
engaged In holding' up railroads in nesrly
every big accident which occura. The game
worked la to have two of the men In the
deal pretend to have been seriously Injured
In an accident. The men are not present
at the time of the accident of eourse, but
they turn up In time to swear that they
were In the wreck, and by means of their
peculiar ability to dislocate a hlpjolnt or
some other part of their anatomy at will,
they lay claim to damsges. The attorney
follows them to the scene, a third man
swears that he saw the two Injured men In
the train prior to ths wreck and a claim for
heavy damages thus results.
CHINESE LEPER RECOVERS
CkaslmMgrs Oil, an East Indian
Prodaet, Only Trentment
ST. LOUIS, May 29. Dong Gong, ths Chi
nese leper who has for nine months psst
occupied an Isolation house near Quaran
tine, haa apparently recovered from hi
malady and will be released within two
months unless the disease returns.
Chaulmoogra oil, the product of an East
Indian tree, has been the sole treatment
administered to Dong Gong by Dr. Martin
C. Woodruff, superintendent of Quarantine.
CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair , Warmer
Friday. Saturday Partly l louoy ; Probable
Showers and Cooler In North and West
For lows Fair Friday and Probably Satur-
asy; cooler naturuay in isortnwesi Portion.
Temperatnre at Omnhn Trsterdayi
Honr. Dear. Hoar. Dee.
ft n. m 54 1 p. ra Til
O n. m Brt X p. m 73
T n. m BM 3 p. m 74
in. m...... Al 4 p. m 7S
l n. m OS K p. m 7U
10 n. m HO p. ra 73
11 I. n H T p. m T.i
12 in TO ft p. nt 73
O p. m HH
MEMORIAL DAY E VESTS.
8:30 a. m. High school excursion to cadet
encampment at Weeping Water.
S; JO a. m. Decoration of graves of vet
erans. 1 p. m. O. A. R. parade.
S p. m. O. A. R. exercises at Hanscom
10:30 a. m. Biise ball: Omaha-Des
2 p. m. Base ball: Field Club-Lee-Glass-Andreesen
at Omaha Field club.
1:30 p. m. Base ball: Crelghton Unlver-alty-Drake
University at Crelghton Field.
3:46 p. m. Base ball: umaha-Des Moines.
Douglas county golf tournament at Coun
Field snorts, golf and tennis tourney at
Omaha Field clul-.
Tennis at the Y. M. C. A. grounds.
Field day at Nebraska School for the
Opening of Lake Manawa.
Opening of courtland Beach.
Opening of Krug Park.
8:15 p. m. Ferris 8 took company at
Boyd's theater In "Denlse."
SHORTEN TIME TO THE COAST
Eastern Roads Project Scheme for
Faster Schednle from
CHICAGO. May 29. The Chronicle to
morrow will say: June 1 will witness the
first great step toward faster time between
New York and the Pacific coast. There
is a well-founded report that there has
been an agreement between the Pennsylva
nia and New York Central officials by
which the fast trains are to go in at once
and that the time to be made between
New York and Chicago is to be twenty
This schedule Is generally looked upon as
a compromise, which relieves the situa
tion of the possibility of pressing the
speed to undue limits. The matter has
progressed to the point where there haa
been a meeting of the New York Central's
passenger representatives, called for the
purpose of arranging the time schedule
between New York and Chicago. Similar
action will be taken by the Pennsylvania.
This meeting will be held the present week
and the settlement of this detail will be
followed quickly by the announcement of
the new train.
This Is a shortening of the time between
New York and Chicago by four houra below
the fastest trains now running and almost
six to eight hours below the ordinary
Following the determination of the Chi
cago A Northwestern to put in a fast train
from Chicago to Denver by June 1, the
action of ths eastern lines Is regarded as
having a direct bearing on the plans for
quicker time to the Pacific coast.
EXHAUSTIVE TEST OF BUTTER
Five Handred Samples from nineteen
Statea to Undergo Expert
CHICAGO, May 29. The first exhaustive
test ever made of creamery butter, taken
from all parts of the United States, was
finished In Chicago last night by a com
mittee appointed by the Agricultural
bureau and the National Creamery Butter;
makers' association. Samples of butter
from 00 buttermakers, representing nine
teen states, were examined and similar
tests will be made from now until October,
when a report will be submitted.
The purpose of the tests Is to secure an
Idea of the quality of the butter put out
by makers and the method of manufacture.
At the end of the test each buttermaker
will hear tho results of the examination as
woll as suggestions that may assist htm In
making a better quality.
W. D. Col Iyer, United States inspector of
butter exports, and D. B. White, field in
structor of the Minnesota dairy committee,
are In charge of the tests.
GIVES HIS UFEF0R OTHERS
Yonnar Mnn Saves Mother, Sister and
Friend, and Drowns Making;
PORTLAND, Ore., May 29. Four per
sons were drowned last night by the cap
slslng of a rowboat In the Columbia rlvsr
near Martin's Bluff, twelve miles above
Kalama. Ths drowned are:
HERBERT MARTIN, aged 24.
IVY MARTIN, aged IS.
LILLY DURKEE. aged 2L
LIZZIE DURKEE, aged IS.
. Besides those drownsd there were In the
boat Mrs. Jones, Mrs. E. C. Martin and
Herbert Martin saved bis mother, one
later and Mrs. Jones. After taking them
to shore he swam back to save the re
mainder of the party, but became exhausted
and waa drowned with the three others.
GUILTY OF GRAND LARCENY
Chicago Man Roba Hla Motber-ln-La w
that He May Star an
CHICAGO, May 29. A Jury In Judge
Brentano's court today returned a verdict
finding George d'Eaaauer guilty of grand
larceny. He was charged with stealing
140,000 belonging to Mrs. Harvle, his
mother-in-law. The jury found that he
was guilty of taking 115,000.
D'Essauer, according to the testimony,
got the money from Mrs. Harvle by fradu
lently representing that he would Invest It.
Instead, It was alleged, he spent much of It
In traveling In Europe and America In pur
suit of an actress. It was alleged that be
planned to "star" ths actress, but that the
plan fell through.
Cabaa lagsr Mostly Hypothecated.
WASHINGTON. May .-Hon. R. r.
Broukserd, a member of congress from
Louisiana, was before the senate commit
tee on relations with Cuba today. He said
he recently made a trip over the entile
island at Cuba. His Investigation showed
that the American tiugar Refining company
oned no very large proportion of the raw
sugar that haa bren manufactured. Wuh
few exceprtons a is of the sugar manu
factured this year haa been hypothecated
to mm who loHned money lo the planters,
and It was his opinion that these men
would eventually control the output. "The
American 8ugr Kelinry." the witness
said, "will get at least 10 per cent of all the
percentage granted by congrttas to Cuban
planters. ' The commltue adjourned until
GIVE TERMS 1I0SDAY
British Expected to Announce Definite Feaoa
Settlement First of Week.
NO FURTHER DOUBT OF THE CONCLUSION
Despite Balfour's Pretsndnd Uncertainty
Parliament is Sure of Plan.
COMMONS LEADER EVEN HINTS AT IT
Cabinet Puts Finishing Touches on Agree
ment to Terminate War.
DESIGNATED AS THE "PEACE" SESSION
On the Eve of Cessation Fighting; In
Sooth Africa Progresses with
Innsaal Vigor and
LONDON, May 29. The government
leader, A. J. Balfour, announced In the
House of Commons today that he hoped to
be able on Monday next to announce the
result of the peace negotiations In South
Mr. Balfour added: "I cannot, however,
be absolutely certain fit being In a position
to do so, and until the statement can be
made I do not think it expedient to take up
the budget." '
The government leader also said: "A re
cent phrase, 'hung in the balance,' baa been
absurdly misinterpreted as referring to di
visions in the cabinet on the subject of ths
budget. That Is not a fact, and the ques
tion Is whether the house can properly be
asked to discuss the budget until they know
precisely where they stand In regard to the
In spite of Mr. Balfour's pretended un
certainty them is no doubt whatever in the
House of Commons, or elsewhere, that a full
peace settUent will be announced Monday
The capture of Commandant Malan, an
nounced from Mlddelburg, Cape Colony, last
night, renews attention to the rebellion In
Cape Colony. Commandant Malan took the
late Commandant Scbeeper's command when
the latter was captured by the British and
became chief Boer commandant In Cape
Colony after Commandant Krltzlngcr'a cap
ture. Malan, who was mortally , wounded
when captured by Major Colett's mounted
troops, was among the Irreconcllables who
refused to send delegates to the peace con
ference st Vereeniglng, Transvaal.
Campnlajn In Cape Colony.
According to the latest uncensored cor
respondence from Capetown the Boers are
still in constant occupation of at least
twenty-two different localities In Cap
Colony, having more than a score ot bands
Of raiders, mounted and armed, and ot suf
ficient mobility to defy successful pursuit,
although the British have often swept and
"cleared" every mile of the colony's terri
tory. A correspondent reports that 'he
"Invasion Is more actively aggressive thsn
ever and rebellion Is moce -ajppaot.,"! m
"The campaign against the roving Boer
commandoes in Cape Colony, which has
been In active progress for sixteen months,
has achieved nothing beyond keeping them
moving. "Any occasional success," the cor
respondent adds, "obtained by the seven
teen British columns operating In Cape
Colony Is more the result of luck than of
their tactics, and these unpalatable facts
will continue as long as so few columns co
operate In the hustling. The inadequacy of
the supply of the troops Is at the root ot
the unsatisfactory operations."
The British cabinet was specially sum
moned last night and sat for a little over
an hour. It Is generally accepted, how
ever, this morning that the session,
though brief, sufficed to put ths final
touches on the agreement which will
terminate the war.
Colonial Secretary Joseph Chamberlain
was sufficiently recovered from his indispo
sition to attend what la already designated
as the "peace" cabinet.
Papers Believe Balfoar.
The morning papers are unanimous In
accepting the statement of the government
leader, A. J. Balfour, in the House of Com
mons, aa having but one meaning, namely,
peace, but the papers believe that its long
experience with the astute Boer character
compels the government to the unusual
precaution of announcing nothing until the
terms of peace are actually signed, lest
another surprise should be forthcoming at
the last moment. -
For reasons similar to the foregoing the
censorship in South Africa has been se
riously devoted lo preventing ths terms
of peace from leaking out. ,
The delegates who left Pretoria at 9
o'clock Wednesday night Include Acting
President Scbalkburgber of ths Transvaal,
General Lucas Meyer, commander-la-chlef
of the Orange Free State forces; General
Botha, the Transvaal commander-in-chief;
Generals Delsrey and Dewet: State Secre
tary Reitz of the Transvaal; General Smuts,
Commandant Beyers and Landdrost Brand.
They are, therefore, representative of all
parties. It Is presumed that these dels
gates have fully accepted the British terms,
but In Pretoria it Is believed they will
have, some difficulty in bringing the
Vereningen conference entirely to their war
of thinking, which is likely to delay a de
cision In the matter until Manday. '
BOERS MAY RETAIN ARMS
Sonth Africans Obtain One Important
Conceaslon In Conference
PRETORIA, May 29. Lord M liner, the
British high commissioner, left Pretoria for
Johannesburg this morning.
Ths Boer delegates havs also left this
city and havs returned to Vereeniglng,
Transvaal, the scene of the peace con
ference between ths Boer delegations. The
question of tha retention ot arms has been
settled In a manner favorable to ths Boers,
whose contention that the occupants ef
outlying farms would be exposed to danger
from attacks on the part of the nattvea
or wild beasts was held to be well
Snow Falls In New York.
MA LONE. N. Y . May 2 Snow fell last
night throughout the northern pert ef the
Adlrondacka. The mercury here dropped
KOCH ESTER. N. Y , May 2.-Accordlng
to the weather bureau Hoc heater was the
coldest city in' the United tirates yester
duy. the lowest temperature being St. The
official reports at the weather bureau also
show that a trace of snow fell, j
Stllwrll te Bay Maternal.
NEW YORK, May 29 Arthua E. S tit
well of Kansas City, president or the Kan
sas City, Mexico & Ortnt raJlaay, beinr
built from Kansas City to tho' coast of
Mexico, will sail today for Eurepe on tha
Fuerst Msmarik. He will. It Uauld, place
large omen in turope lor railfjcaa Diall
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