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11ERBERTT0 GET POST
IBritisli Minister at Paris Famed u Paunce
t ibte'i Probable 8uooeasoT.
CHOICE DEPENDS ON KING'S DECISION
Jlia Majesty is Deeply Interested and His
Attitude Not Known.
APPOINTMENT DELAYED BY FUNERAL
Announcement Hot Expected Until After
HERBERT IS NO STRANGER TO AMERICA
Has Record Chime d. Affairs at
Washington lad Alao M Seer,
tarr to the British Lrga.
. ttoa There.
LONDON, May 30. Hon. Michael Henry
Herbert, who ia nominally secretary to
tbe British embassy at Tarts, probably will
be the next British ambassador to the
United States, la succession to the late
Mr. Herbert' appointment probably will
Hot be announced until the remains of Lord
pauncefote arrive In England. The only
question as to Mr. Herbert's selection is
tbe approval of Kins Edward. The Asso
ciated Press understands that his majesty
Is taking a keen personal Interest In the
matter of Lord Pauncefote's successor, but
ts will not be asked officially to confirm
or disapprove the candidate of the Foreign
office until the period of time during which
the government pays respect to the lat
Lord Pauncefote has elapsed.
While there Is bo reason to believe that
King Edward will object to Mr. Herbert,
who has the official backing of both Eng
lish and American diplomats, there must
remain an element of doubt In the matter
until the suggested appointment receives
the royal sanction, and especially In view
of the acute attention which his majesty
ftaa given to this Important promotion.
The matter of Mr. Herbert's going to
Washington has been still further com
. illcated by the unexpected delay In send
bi over Lord Pauncefota's remains.
Ths British government fully expected
. Lord Pauncefote'a body would arrive in
England prior to the coronation of King
Edward, and it is not a little disconcerted
.by the receipt of dispatches announcing
that tbe obsequies In England will not take
place until July.
Ths determination to select Mr. Herbert
is ambassador to the United States was
reached after many consultations with
' hois who are best fitted to voles an opin
ion in the matter. While nominally secre
tary to the embassy at Paris, Mr. Herbert
was really minister plenipotentiary to
franca and aa such he frequently acted in
Host important crises In the absence of
llr Edmund J. Monsos), Oreet Britain's
Unbasssdor there " ' : --'..'-
Mr. Herbert's marriage with Ltla, daugh
ter of Richard T. Wilson of New York, aa
I result of which he became closely related
to the Vanderbtlta, the Ogden Ooeleta and
las Astors, will not In any way Interfere,
according to opinion here, with his use
fulness aa Great Britain's ambassador at
Record at Washington.
Mr, Herbert's record at Washington as
sharge d' aflalrea from 1888 until 1889 and
is (secretary to the British legation there
rim 1892 to 1893 and hta work aa British
igent on the Venesuelan commission eml
aeotly nt him, so official belief inclines,
(or his proposed new and Important duties.
At Paris Mr. Herbert's present position
aomewhst curious, for while holding
the rank of a full fledged minister he has
to take aecond place when Sir Edmund J.
Uonson, tbe ambassador. Is resident In
A curlona feature connected with all the
British diplomats who were considered by
the British foreign office as possible candl
lates to fill the vacancy at Waahlngton
is that they all have American wives. Sir
Henry Howard, who la now Great Britain's
f I n ! t r at Ttia Mnmitm mnA rhi mtmm fn.
nany years attached to the British leaation
kt Washington, married Miss Rlggs of
Washington; Sir Francis R. Plunkett. the
British ambassador at Vienna, married
Miss Morgsn of Philadelphia; Lord Curson
f Kedelson, viceroy of India, married Miss
Letter of Washington, and Alan Johnatone,
lie British charge d'affaires at Darmstadt,
parried Miss Plncbot of New York.
Be for the new ambassador at Washing
Ion takea up his duties the salary attached
to the position probably will be put upon
a par with the highest paid In Great Brit
ain's diplomatic, service, namely that which
a paid tbe ambassador at Paris, 9,000
ft year. .
SPANISH ARE STILL SORE
Ceaeer Sappresses Htiisg. to Presi
dent Beesevelt aad Kxplaaa
tloa ia la Order.
PARIS.' Msy SO. It Is announced in a
Ilspatrh to the Patrle from Madrid that
lenor Sablno Arana, lealer of the Blacayan
Datlonallst party, sent a long cable mas
sage to President Roosevelt, congratulating
kirn on the establishment of the republican
government In Cuba and that the Spanish
tensor suppressed the message.
. It la further asserted that the Spanish
rovernmeot ordered ths prosecution of
lenor Arana and that President Rooae
f bit has 'instructed ths United Ststes lega
tion ai maana 10 ass iur explanations.
VALUABLE PICTURE MISSING
' Belief that it Was Stolen from the
New York Caatoia
'.Copyright. 190J. by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, May 0. (New York World Ca
Wc,rsm Special Telegram.) M. Chaudon.
the picture ageat and expert at No. 20 Rue
, naigrlB. who bought aad shipped for Coa
, .res the picture by Zelm, and the Amer
ican Ct press authorities here are convinced
. :hat tha nl. .,,,- i u I- 1. v
7 t"".v VVUIU VUI UtT, u.cu Vivien
J) ibe New York custom house.
faster Potentates Wltaess Parade.
BERLiV. May 10. The annual SDrina
Lt or the garrisons of ths Berlin mili
ary district in bald todiv. The uti..
ran superb. The shah of Persia waa pres
to It aa open carriage drawn by four
kortes aad the crown nrlnee of si.m
Jnowfs Maha Vajiravudh. attended oa
urseoacs. Emperor Wllllsm led ths see-
rd regiment of the guards past ths shah,
ho acknowledged the compliment by stand
bg up la his carriage.
STRUCK FROM CREDIT LIST
Batcher Tells of Systematic Work
ins of the rackers Rales
KAN8A8 CITY. May 30. W. T. Reed,
an attorney, Is taking depositions to be
used by George M. Tucker, a butcher and
retail grocer of Argentine, Kan., In dam
age suits against several pacglng houses
of this city and Kansas City, Kan. Tucker
alleges that until about a year ago his meat
bills had been marked "O. K.," as he
paid them promptly; but, according to
his story, iu May of last year Cudahy's rep
resentative failed to prc-sen' ,y.hc usual
statement on Wednesday. The ' ,'' but
no statement. Tucker called iw. ,t
ment. It came the next morning. ,
was Thursday and the packing house tk
Is that all bills must be paid each Wednes
day for the week previous. Tucker sent
his check, but It was returned without
presentation at the bank and he had to pay
The next day each meat bill came with
a star stamped on It. Tbe star means
that the dealer whose bill It appears oa
must psy rash on receipt of tbe meat or the
driver must take it back. Tucker says
every bill that came from every packing
bouse in tbe city had tbe aame atar on It
and he had to pay cash at once.
The second day every wholesale house In
the city received information that his credit
was bad and demanded payment of bills
that called for cash In sixty days, but had
been running, aome of them not more than
Alfred M. Wicker, a former cashier for
Swift & Company, testified that while he
was in the company's employ there was a
credit book which was taken every morn
ing to the desk of W. F. Colladay, the com
pany's credit man, for revision. It a retail
butcher was a day behind In paying a bill
to any packer in the association his name
went on a list which was furnished after
ward to drivers, and they were never al
lowed to give him credit afterward.
Colladay went on the witness stand and
aald he never heard of such a book. Testi
mony was secured showing that it a butcher
disputed with the driver about the quality
of meat or refused to take meat, alleging
that it waa tainted or not up to the grade
ordered, that butcher soon found himself
oa the blacklist.
WESTERN PIONEER HONORED
Remains of General Leavenworth Re.
laterred with Imposing Cere
mony at Fort Leavraworth.
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan., May SO.
The remains of the late General Henry
Leavenworth, brought, here from the east.
were relnterred today at the National ceme
tery at Fort Leavenworth, with Imposing
ceremonlea. Several descendants of the
dead general were present, besides a num
ber of distinguished men, and tbe parade
that preceded the exercises at the cemetery
was one of the largest military and civil
functions ever witnessed in the west
Several thousand person came to Leaven
worth from different polnta in the south
west, many from as far north aa Dee Moines,
Ia. - The grand marshal of the day waa
Colonel C. C. ' Carr, commander at Fort
Riley, Kan., and his aide waa Captain
George Cameron, adjutant Fourth cavalry.
The parade atarted at Leavenworth, dis
banding at the cemetery. It contained
numerous bands and 2,000 old aoldiera from
ths Soldiers' home at Leavenworth and
about 800 officers and men from Fort Leav
enworth were In line. There were three di
visions led respectively by Colonel Jacob
Augur, commander at Fort Leavenworth;
Major W. W. Murray, treasurer of the Sol
diers' home, and William U. Bond. United
Ths funeral section, conveying the body
of General Leavenworth, followed the second
division. Tbe Kansas commandery of tbe
Loyal legion and other societies took up
the rear. .
General John C. Bates, commandlns the
Department of the Missouri, presided over
the exercises at the cemetery aud the ora
tion was delivered by State Senator F.
Dumont Smith. General Wilder S. Metcalf,
who aucceeded General Funston in command
of the famoua Twentieth Kansas regiment.
read Lincoln's Gettysburg addresa. Gov
ernor Dockery of Missouri also delivered
an address. A prayer was offered by Bishop
Mlllspaugh of Topeka and a chorus of 200
sang patriotic aire.
Relstivea of General Leavenworth who
attended the exercises were Mrs. Wllllsm
Dunn of Chicago, Miss Ingersol! of Tscoma,
Wash.; Miss Mary L. Smith of Eureka, Kan.,
and Mra. Farnsworth and Mrs. Martin of
FRENCH H0N0R DE TERNAY
Visit Newport to Plaeo Wreath oa
Tomh of the Naval Com
maadcr, NEWPORT. R. I., May SO. Having hon
ored In Washington the memory of the
Count de Rochambeau tbe members of tbe
French mission came to Newport today to
offer a tribute to the memory of the Chev
alier de Ternay, the commander of tbe fleet
of war vessels which conveyed the Rocham
beau aoldiera to Newport, - their landing
place. Tbe tribute of France to Ita naval
here was made by placing on the tomb of
Ternay, lo Trinity churchyard, a wreath
sent by President Lou bet.
Newport streets bore the garb of Me
morial day, but the colore of the Freacb
republic were mingled with the American
emblem. Through tbeae streets ths mem
bers of the French mission were escorted
by a large body of Bailors, marines and
soldiers to take psrt In tbe varloua features
of the program.
When ths distinguished foreigners arrived
at ths railroad station here from New York,
shortly before o'clock, they were received
by Governor Kimball with bis staff, the
ma or, the members of the city council and
other special committees.
Outsids tbe station waa the Newport ar
tillery company, tbe original members of
which served under tbe Count de Rocham
beau. After an exchange of greetings the
line of march waa taken up tor the burial
place of De Ternay.
About 2.500 men were In line. The route
passed the old state house and the house
occupied by ths Count de Rochambeau In
General Brugere placed the wreath of
France upon De Ternay'a grave. Other
wreaths also were placed and the procession
then moved to the Casino, where tbe parade
was reviewed. Tbe visitors later were
driven about Newport and then given a
luncheon at the Casino.
Farm Owaers ia Coal Deal.
INDIANA. Pa.. May 30-Hon. Oenrgs
McGaughey of this place, representing over
feu farm owners of this and Armstrong
counties, sad E. D. Carter of Erie. Pa.,
representing a syndicate ramDOKd of Erie.
New York and Boston capltallnta, have Just
concluded a coal deal Involving t2.2uo Ask.
The total acreage Involvea exceeds W.OuO
'c7, ,". ,WnJcn e ia this country
sad lO.OuO In Armstrong.
PACKERS TAKE FIRM STAND
Absolutely Eafuse to Grant Teamstera Con
oestioni or Reoonize the Union.
UNALTERABLY OPPOSED TO IT IN YARDS
Batchers Close heps All Over City
and Thonaaada of People Are
Deprived of Their
CHICAGO, May 30. The four big packing
concerns of the stockyards at a conference
''?,1 today with union leaders representing
AJklng teamsters, refused absolutely
- ' , - -.
cuumfligQB im iur, or auy
pai-w. ; openly on record as being
unaltera pposed to the recognition of
union labor m the yards.
Thousands of persons had their usual sup
ply of meat cut off today entirely, and many
others were able to buy a little meat here
and there and paid fancy prices for it. All
through the city butchers closed down and
many of them will not open again until the
strike has been settled.
'Chicago began to realize today that
a meat famlue is imminent. Butch
ers who have bought of the packers
fighting the striking stockyards' teamsters
lost their Ice supply. Restaurants were in
straits to procure choice meats. The com
modity rose in price and many shops shut
down In different parts of the city.
Holiday crowds blocked wagons and
cheered the strikers. President Albert
Young of the teamsters' national organiza
tion declared that the strike would be
backed by union labor and won it it took
Quit Hanllna- from Yards.
Butchers have practically abandoned the
hauling of meat from the yards. All
passes Issued by the strikers have been
called In and all meat that goes out In care
Is followed and traced. Except for the few
wagons that leave the yards under heavy
police protection early In the day no meat
is being hauled out.
Monday night a Joint council of the local
teamsters' union will be held to' determine
whether all the union retail shop butchers
are to be called upon to stand by the
teamsters and refuse to handle the meats
of "unfair" concerns.
At the leading hotels and restaurants It
was stated today that the supplies would
last three days longer. If the strike Is not
settled by that time the managers do not
know what they will do.
It might be possible to get meat If only
they had to deal with the packers' team
sters, but the staunch sympathetle stand
of thj icemen and coal teamsters leaves
the restaurateurs completely in tbe hands
of the strikers.
Drivers Go Armed.
Some meat ia now delivered to hotels and
restaurants by armed drivers. This is one
of the results of the attacks made yester
day on teamsters In the employ of Irwin
Bros. The Arm has equipped Its drivers
with revolvers, and It Is owing to this fact
that a load of beef waa delivered early
, Robert Atltag was taken lnto'the Toting
Meti'S Christian association building, when
six men waylaid his team. Three of
them seized the lines and the other three
pulled Ailing from his seat. The driver
drew a revolver and threatened to shoot
the man at the horses' heads, and he re
leased tbe animals. Ths driver then turned
his attention to the men on the wagon, who
also fled when be pointed tbe revolver at
them, threatening to kill them If they did
not get down.
After reaching the Young Woman'a
Christian association building Irwin Bros,
and the Harrison street police station were
Informed by telephone of the attack. Sev
eral policemen were hurried to the scene,
but they could not find any trace of the as
sailants. MITCHELL IS NOT HOPEFUL
Labor Leader Bays Anthracite Strike
ia Far from Settled
CHICAGO, May 80. John Mitchell of ths
United Mine Workers of America reached
Chicago today from Indianapolis.
Hs saw no members of the Civic federa
tion and stated thst the anthracite atrike
la as far from settled aa ever. He had a
few minutes' conversation with President
Russell of tbe Illinois mine workers' or
ganization. He aald that matters pertaining to ths
Illinois coal situation would be settled at
the Illinois convention. At 11 a. m. Mr.
Mitchell left tor Wilkesbarre.
HAZLETON. Pa., May 30. All the coal
companies here are commissioning special
officers to guard their property. Fifty-five
special policemen were sworn In by G. B.
Markle Co. today and In addition fifty
will be sworn In before Monday. Coxe
Bros. 4c Co. have deputised their office
clerks and trusted men to do guard duty.
A meeting of tbe engineers, firemen and
pump runners, employed at the collieries
north of the city, which Includes the Coxe
and Kemmerer men, will be held Sunday.
KANSAS MINERS MAY STRIKE
Will gabmit New Scale of Wsgei aad
ttalt Work if Not
PITTSBURG. Kan., May SO. The Kansas
miners' convention here is preparing a
achedule of wages which will be submitted
to the operators next Monday. In case the
demands are not granted by the operators
It Is understood that the miners will order
a gbneral western strike.
Tonight the miners wired to National
president Mitchell offering to give full
moral and financial aid for the strikers in
the anthracite fields li ia hardly believed
here that the miners will favor a sym
pathetic atrlks with the eastern miners If
the differences can be adjusted la Kansas
C. J. Devlin, at the bead of the Santa Fe
mines in Kansas, says there Is no troubls
In the mines over which he bat control,
and that the miners are satisfied with ths
scale of wages paid them.
PURDICK SUCCUMBS TO HURTS
Chief Engineer Dies from Injuries
astaiaed la the Alma
LA CROSSE, Wis., May SO. Chief Engi
neer Purdirk. who waa injured In tbe Alma
wreck yesterday, died today. 'Superintend
ent Bealer of Chicago waa removed to hie
home in Chicago today. Hie injurlea are
not serious. Engineer Breckenridge went
with him. Hla foot waa badly crushed.
Tbe condition of Superintendent Cunning
ham Is critical, aa late last night U was
found necessary to cut on A La leg-
FIRE AT JETTER'S BREWERY
Cooper "hop, Stables and lee Hoaae
Coasamed, bat Mala Balldla
About midnight fire was discovered In the
Icehouse st Jetter's brewery. South Omaha,
and spread with great rapidity to the cooper
shop and the stables, all frame buildings,
to the west of the main structure. All
were totally destroyed. The Icehouse was
42x162 feet, the cooper chop 24x80 and the
sables 24x74. A rough estimate places the
loss st between 115.000 and 120,000. In
surance on these buildings to the amount
of $10,700 was carried. Thla amount, how
ever, does not cover the Insurance on the
Ice, 3,600 tons, as this has been purchased
by the Star Ice company.
A portion of the cooper shop and the
stables hsd recently been rebuilt. The
cooper shop contained two cars of material
besides tools and machinery, while the
stables contained quantities of feed and
harness. All of the twenty horses were
tsken out before the fire did any great
damage to the stables.
Martin Jetter stated that B. Jetter, the
president of the brewing company, was at
prestnt In Louisville. Ky., but would be
home today. He further stated that the
construction of new stable would be com
menced at once and that brick would be
used. - The cooper shop will most likely be
rebuilt at the same time, but work on the
icehouses' will not be begun for some time.
No one about tbe place seems to know
how the fire started. All of the watchmen
reported everything all right at about 11:30
o'clock, but half an hour later the names
had broken out and the bright light In the
sky could be seen for a considerable dis
tance. Tbe fire department worked bard and ev
ery available man was pressed Into service.
It was due to the number of streams nsed
that the fire was prevented from spreading
to the main buildings of the brewery. Hun
dreds of people were drawn to the scene by
the blaze and they only left when the last
spark had been extinguished.
GRAND STANDJS DESTROYED
Strnetare at Hawthorae Raee Track
Barns Shortly After
Con rues Close.
CHICAGO, May 30. The grandstand at
Hawthorne racetrack was destroyed by fire
this evening, half an hour after the last
race of the day bad been run. Nearly every
one but the employes had left the track
and no one was hurt. The fire started In
the cupola of the main building and grad
ually worked downward, giving ample time
for saving the horses In the paddock as
well as affording an opportunity for tbe es
cape of a few stragglers who occupied
Tbe estimated loss Is $75,000.
Malt Hoase tls Baraed,
BUFFALO, May 30. The Manning malt
house, together with a quantity of grain,
which was damaged in the Are at the Wells
elevator a few weeks ago, was burned at an
early hour today. A high wind blew fire
brands and sparks to a great dletaixe, Bet
ting fire to .the roots of sixteen dwellings,
only one of which, however, waa destroyed.
The total loss Is eatlmated at $150,fl00(
partly covered by Insurance.
" Elevator Barns.
BUFFALO, N. Y., May SO. The Manning
elevator on the Erie canal at tbe foot of
Auburn avenue, -caught fire this morning.
It will probably be a total lost. The ele
vator and contenta are valued at $100,000.
PETITION THE PRESIDENT
Engineers Want American War Ships
Bnllt la the Government
NORFOLK, Va., May 30. The Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers at today'a
session adopted unanimously a resolution
offered by Third Assistant Grand Engineer
A. M. Cousins of Norfolk, which is ad
dressed to President Roosevelt, tbe senate
and bouse of representatives, declaring that
body to be in favor of tbe construction of
war vessels In government navy yards, and
petitioning that a clause be inserted in the
naval appropriation bill now pending pro
viding that three of the contemplated war
ships be built In government yards.
Los Angeles, Cat., was chosen as the next
place for the brotherhood's convention by
a vote of 284 against 264 for Cleveland and
90 for New Haven. 274 being necessary
for a choice.
A. E. Stevens of Los Angeles waa elected
third assistant chief engineer to succeed
A. M. Cousins of Norfolk. George R. Fo
herty of Boston was re-elected grand chap
lain. SUSPECTS LAND IN JAIL
Mea Pass Ins; Stolen Goods Arrested at
Wood River aad Articles
WOOD RIVER. Neb., May 30. (Special
Telegram.) Marshal Wbalen arrested two
men last night giving their namea aa
Charles McLaughlin acd James Ward, about
one mile east of thla place, while attempt
ing to dispose of a number of pairs of shoes
and several palra of trousers. He locked
them up and notified the authorities at Ken
esaw, who had sect him word that a store
there had been robbed on Monday night.
F. 8. Varry, owner of the store, with the
constable of that place, drove here and
identified tbe goods by his cost mark, which
hsd uot been removed.
Tbe marshal here turned the prisoners
over to them and they started for Hastings
The value of the goods found In their
possession was about $100.
With the aid of bloodhounds two other
fellows hsd been tracked to Kearney, where
they were arrested, and will be held, ss it
Is supposed they were Implicated In the af
fair. RAILROAD'S MEN PUT UP BOND
Five Representatives of Reads In
dicted Give Ball for Appear,
a nee ia Coart.
MEMPHIS. Tenn.. May JO. Five repre
sentatives of railroads Indicted by the grand
Jury here for alleged violation of the Inter
state commerce law In pooling cotton
shipped from this point, bavs acknowledged
servics of the Indictment and have riven
bond la $2,500 each for their appearance at
ths fall term of the federal court. They ar:
J. T. Harahan, vice president and general
manager of the Illinois Central, and J. T.
Hudson, traffic manager of the Illinois Cen
tral, both of Chicago; F. B. Bowes, gen
eral freight agent of tbe Illinois Central,
Louisville; W. W. Fluley, vice president of
ths Southern railway, Washington, and O.
L. Wlothel. vice president sad general
saanacer of the St. Louis Baa Francisco.
OLD SOLDIERS ON PARADE
School Children Salute Them with Fla
Along Line of March,
EXERCISES AT UNKNOWN GRAVE IN PARK
Lincoln's Address at Oettysbnra, Band
Selections, Yorstl Mnalc, Recita
tions and Rllnal Service
oa the Pro ram.
It was only the gray and enfeebled rem
nants of a once grand host that led the way
Into Hanscom park yesterday afternoon for
the memorial exercises. The men who,
marching by fours, were once so many that
their line was measured In miles, marched
yesterday by twos snd even then occupied
scarcely a block, for they numbered only
187. Of the unbannered veterans of the
lster strifes only twenty-flve were in line,
excepting such ss may have been among ths
fifty Omaha Guards, thirty-eight Tburetoa
Rifles and thirty-five Millard Rifles. It was
with a reverence and an awe that the
school children waved their flags In salute
along the sidewalk, and with a heart-pang
that their elders noted the ebbing of tbe
Start of the Parade.
At 2:20 the parade started south from the
corner of Sixteenth street and Capitol av
enue, led by L. N. Gonden, marshal, and J.
B. Drlesbach and John O. Willis, assistant
marshals. Behind them came' twenty po
licemen under Sergeants Welsenburg snd
Hudson; Abbott's band of sixteen pieces;
members of Custer, Grant and Crook posts
of Omaha, with recruits from Dahlgren post
of Papllllon and Phil Kearney post of South
Omaha, to the total number of 187: Battery
O of the Omaha Guards; a drum corps with
seven musicians; flrty of the Omaba v. .rds,
under Captain Ell Hodglns; twenty-flve of
the ex-soldiers of the Soanlsh and Phllln-
plne wars, under Captain William Nave;
thirty-eight of the Thurston Rifles under
Captain Charles W. Richards; thlrty-flve of
me Millard Rifles, under Captain T. A.
naugnman; carriages containing the mayor,
councunien, city clerk, members of the
school board and othera, making the total
a'wheel twenty. Behind these and consti
tuting the civic division were the Woodmen
of the World band of twenty musicians; a
squad of seventeen of the Woodmen of the
World drill tesm, under Captain C. L. Ma
ther; an equal number of tbe members of
the Seymour Guards, under Captain R. L.
Forgan, and thirty of the Modern
of America, Uniform rank. Trailing these
were carriages for the representatives of
the Fraternal Union of America and the
Royal Achates, nineteen nersona In all. Th
dozen carriages of aa many different citl-
tens brought up the rear.
. Line of March.
From tbe postofflce corner the line of
march led to Douglas, east tn Thiriunii.
eouth to Farnam. weat to SIti
about fifty took the cars; then on west to
i weaiy-eigntn. south on Twenty-eighth to
Psclflc and then into the park, those who
had taken tbe cara having rejoined the
procession at Twenty-eigbta and Leaven
worth. At the nsrk entrance h.r th-
count waa made, tbe line was lengthened
sjso ty j0 members of the Woman's Re
lief corps and Ladles of the Grand Army
of the Republic falling In behind the vet
erans. The park was entered by the main
dirveway near the northeast corner.
; It waa after 3 o'clock when the parade
reached Hanscom park. The crowd of
nearly 3,000 people, mainly women and chil
dren, who had been watting for nearly an
hour had become Impatient, and swarmed
over the improvised grsve In the plaza so
that the marchers found it difficult to ob
tain sufficient unoccupied ground on which
to form. To the strains of a march by Ab
bott's union band the veterans of the civil
war, from the three poets of Omaha, from
Dahlgren post of Papllllon and from Phil
Kearney post of South Omaha, with mem
bers from Fsrragut post of Lincoln,
marched into the center of the space and
formed an Irregular circle aroung the grave.
The veterans of the civil war were followed
by the veterans of tbe Spanish war and the
companies of mllltla, with two degree
teams of local lodges of Woodmen. The
mllltla acted as guard to restrain the
crowd until the program at the grave was
Exercises at. the Park.
This program opened with the rniWnr
of "In Peace Eternal," a dirge by Scoutln,
oy me woodmen of the World band. S.
E. Wlall of George Crook post, president
of the burial corps, then read the roll of
the year's dead as follows:
Members of Custer Post Ernest H. Hoff
man, late aasltant surgeon Eleventh Mis
souri Infantry, died October 7, 1901, age 63
years; James R. Crandall. late private
Company D. Second Nebraska cavalry, died
April 15. 1902. aa-ed 73 vin- j.nt, t
Stafford, late private Sixteenth Indiana bat
tery, died April, 1902. aged 62 years.
Members of Grant Post J. S. Caulfleld,
late Seventh Illinois Infantry, commis
sioned lieutenant In One Hundred and Forty-fourth
Illinois Infantry, died January,
1902; John R. Cox, late sergeant CompanyD,
Sixth Indiana infantry, commissioned lieu
tenant Thirty-fourth Indiana infantry and
lieutenant One Hundred and Firtv.thir In
diana Infantry; C. E. Satterfleld, late priv
ate company F. First West Virginia light
artillery, died March 11,1902. aged 59 years.
Members of Crook Post Thomn rnmn.
ton, late private Company K, One Hundred
and Thirty-fourth Illinois Infantry, also of
Company H. Fourth Pennsvlvanla rivalrv
died November 13,1901.
Other Comrsdes Who Hsve Died Robert
W. Anderson, late private Company F,
Eighty-eighth Ohio, died Mrrh iani
age 68 years; John W. Roe, lata corporsl
First DattauoB Minnesota Infantry, died
April 23. 1902. axe 68 rears Henrv w vn.
dermark, late One Hundred and Ninth New
York Infantry, died April 24, 1902, age 70
years; Emsly Cllnkenbeard, lata private
Company E. Eighteenth Iowa Infantrv rilari
September 28, 1901, age 60 years; Elijah
T. Tuornton, late sergeant Company C,
Fourth Ohio cavalry, died June S, 1901, age
60 years; John Hensman, late of Company
K. First Nebraska cavalry, died AprlJ 39,
1902. aged 70 years.
Women's Hltuallatle Services.
After tha readier of the roll rf th- a x
M. J. Feenan read tha address n i.in-.i-
at Gettysburg, following which, te the music
of Chopin's "Funeral March," by the Wood
men a Dana, tne women's Keller corps held
ritualistic services for the dead. In this
servles Mrs. Maria C. Plka filled tha nffl.
of president; Mrs. Annie N. Sayre. aenlor
vice; airs. a. a. nun, junior vice; Mrs.
Ssrah E. Potter, secretary, and Mrs. J. 8.
Drlesbach, chaplain. One fsaturs of this
service was tbe presence of thirty school
children of tender sgs who at ths appointed
moment marched around the grave strswlna
it with flowers.
Ths Young Men's Christian association
quartet then ssng "Consolation and ths
ritualistic memorial services of the Orand
Army of tbe Republic were carried out
with Georgs R. Raibbun aa commander.
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CONDITION 0FJTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska-Fair Bnturdnv;
Wanner In EnM Portion. Sunday Fair
and Colder In Northwest Portion.
Temperature at Omaha Yeatcrdayt
floor. Dear. Hoar. lira.
K a. m B 1 p. m ...... 'i
A a. m . . . . . flT 2 . m ...... :i
T a. an ..... . It) X p. tn ..... . 11.1
Ma. m tin 4 p. m IT
l n. ra R. (I p. m il
10 a. tn...... tO p. m
11 a. m Ill T p. m
IU m 61 p. m Kl
O p. m U.1
SHORTENING TIME SCHEDULE
Sorthwesleru Pnts on New Dearer
Train Jnns 8, Which Is to
Be a Hammer.
CHICAGO, May SO. (Special Telegram.)
All fast-time schedules between Cblcsgo
and Omaha snd Denver will go by the
board June 8, when the Northwestern will
put a new fast train in service. Tbe new
train will be known as the "Colorado Spe
cial" westbound. and the "Chicago Special"
eaatbound, and will lower tbe time of the
present fastest Nortbwescrn train from Chi
cago to Denver ny two and one-halt hours,
and the present fastest time from Chicago
to Omaha fifty-five minutes. The average
speed of the new train westbound and ex
clusive of stops between here and Omaha
will be forty-two miles per hour, and east
bound forty-three miles, while the average
speed each way between here and Denver,
including slops, wlllbe a trifle over forty
miles an hour. Between Chicago and both
western cities the two specials will con
stitute the fastest service In existence.
Eastbound from Omaba the time will be
one hour and twenty minutes faster than
the Northwestern'B fast mail train.
In December last year the Northwestern
attempted to lower tbe time between Chi
cago and Omaha In connection with the
"Overland Limited," but the move met
with opposition from the ether lines and
a speed agreement waa then entered into,
placing the maximum speed between the
two cities at thirteen hours and twenty
minutes. Recently one of the Omaha Hues
abrogated this agreement, leaving the
Northwestern free to carry out speed plana
that had long been contemplated.
SAVED BY COOL M0T0RMAN
He Restrains Psateagen from Leap
ing; from Elevated Train
to the Uronnd.
CHICAGO. May SO. Nesrly 100 passengers
on a Northwestern elevated train were
thrown Into a panto last night when de
fective electric wiring set Are te the smok
ing car at Franklin and Superior streets.
Everybody In the train waa thrown from
his seat and tbe occupants) of the smoker
rushed for tbe rear door.
It was with the greatest difficulty that
some were restrained from lea; l ig from
the structure to the ground. That, no one
waa seriously Injured is due, tn great meas
ure, to the coolness of I. J. Landphere, the
Aa aoon aa the accident occurred Land
phere shut down his power &nd, leaping out
on tbe atrtjo.ur, v rai tj tas rear of the
smoker and actually had to beat two men
down off tbe rail of the platform before he
could persuade them not to Jump.
By this ttms the whole frout end of the
train waa in flames and an alarm was
turned In. The blaze was quickly extin
guished by a chemical engine.
LAVA SHOWER FALLS IN KANSAS
Farmer la Osnora Conaty Picks t'p
Stoaea Which Are Too
Hot to Handle.
TOPEKA, Kan.. May 30. (Special Tele
gram.) The residents of Osborne and other
northern counties are mystified over a lava
shower which fell there yesterday after
coon. Ulrlch Andrews, a farmer living
near Osborne, brought the first news of
the phenomenon to town. His story was
discredited until he took several, neighbors
and Visited the nlaro where th liv. k.H
"fallen while he was driving bis cows home.
Several large pieces were dug from the
ground and are now on exhibition In Os
borne. When taken from the ground the
lava was too hot to handle. Tbe residents
of the neighborhood are seeking for an ex
planation of the mystery.
MULE MEN GET BIG FORFEIT
Abandonment of Camp at Lathrop
Said ta Involve a Mil
LATHROP. Mo.. May 80. (Special Tele
gram.) It is claimed that because of the
British abandoning their camp at Lathrop,
tbe Guyton & Harrington Mule company
will receive a $1,000,000 forfeit. The con
tract between this company aad the Brit
ish government la said to stipulate that
If within the next five years tbe compsoy
falls to properly care for the animals gath
ered here by the British buyers or It tbe
British vscate their contract, the sum of
$1,000,000 shall be forfeited by the respon
sible party. John Bull's $1,000,000 auto
graph 1b therefore expected to become tbe
treasured possession of the American mule
KILLS WIFE AND SHOOTS SELF
Former Deavcr Mining- Man Commlta
Traced y, Caase of Which
is a Mystery.
SALT LAKE CITY, May 30. N. E. Graves.
a mining man, shot and klllsd his wlfs to
day at their home here and then fatally
shot himself. Graves shot his wlfs In ths
hesd twlcs, death 'resulting Instantly, and
shot himself in the temple. No cause Is
known. Graves formerly lived In Denve.
Railway Aeeaaatanta Elect Officers.
BT. LOUIS. May SO. The next annual
convention of the railway accounting offi
cers will be held lu Hot 8prings, Va. At
the final session of the association the fol
lowing officers were elected: President, W.
D. Bend, vice president and auditor of the
Chicago Great Western railway. St. Paul,
Minn.; first vice president, J. W. Reoner,
comptroller Pennsylvania lines west of
Pittsburg; aecond vies president, A. D.
Parker, general auditor Colorado South
ern railway, Denver; secretary and treas
urer. C. G. Phllltpps. Cblcsgo. Ths report
of the spsclal committee on additional sta
tistics for tbe Interstate Commerce commis
sion waa adopted and tbe following were
named as a committee to go to Washington
and present a memorial on tbe subject to
tbs commission: M. Rlebenack, Philadel
phia; C. I. 8turgla, Chicago; H. M. Kocher
sperger. New Haven, Conn.; A. P. Plant,
Washington, and H. C. Whitehead, Chicago.
President Bead will be a member of this
HEAR THE PRESIDENT
Thonsanda Listen to Roosevelt's Decoration
Day Address in Arlington Cemetery.
UNUSUAL CELEBRATION OF THE EVENT
Veterans of Grand Army Lead In Faying
Tribute to Fallen Comrades.
GRAYES OF BLUE AND GRAY KEPT GREEN
Nation'! Chief Executive Evokes Storm of
Applause with Eloquent Words.
CHEERS AGED HEROES IN BROKEN RANKS
Only Really Vital Task of Coantry's
Life, President nys, Was Per- ,.'
formed by federal Aoldiera
of Civil War.
WASHINGTON, May 30. Decoration day
was observed today perhaps more generally
than ever before. Tbe snnottneement that
President Roosevelt would deliver the ora
tion at Arlington brought to that hlstorlo
city of the dead a vast concourse of people,
among whom were numbered thousands nf
veterans who Journeyed to the cemetery to
honor the memory of their comradea who
had died In their country' cause, or who,
having survived the struggles of 1861 and
189S, bad passed since into tbe great un
known. The local arrangements were In charge
of the Department of the Totomac and In
cluded a parade of all the Grand Army of
the Republic and other patriotic organiza
tions, the decoration of monuments and
graves and addresses by men prominent la
the affairs of the government.
At Arlington, where the principal exer
cises were held, a national s Jute wss fired
at 12 o'clock by the Fourth battery. United
States field artillery. Music was rendered
by the Marine band and by the Memorial
choir. Upon arriving st Arlington the pro
cession marched to the tomb of the un
known. During the decoration of tombs
by the special committee, chosen .. om the
different Grand Army of the Republic or
ganliatlona and auxiliary societies, tha
Marine band played a'a appropriate selec
tion. The procession then broke up and tbe
decoration of graves began.
Decoration of Confederate Craves.
A touching feature rf the work of deco-'
ratios waa the strewing of flowers over the
graves of the confederate dead who He bur
ied tn a aectlon of the cemetery.
In the meantjjne a vast crowd had as
sembled at the '-'amphitheater, where the
services were conducted. The familiar
strains of "Nearer. My God, to Thee," by
the Marine band, marked tbe beginning of
the aervloes, which had been most elabo
rately planned. President Roosevelt's ar
rival was the signal for an outburst ot ap
plause which continued for some time after
he had taken his seat on the platform.
After the invocation and the rendition ot
aeveral ni-mbers by the band and ehoir, Mr.
E. B. Hay read. Lincoln's Oltraburg nit ,
dreas. President Roosevelt followed, and
aa he arose he was again greeted .witU
cheers and the plaudits of the Immense
audience, which stretched far outside the
limits of tbe amphitheater. His remarks
were given tbe closest attention and he wag
frequently Interrupted by bursts ot sp
plause. The preaideut spoke as follows: '
Ajddreaa ot the President.
It Is a gooa custom for our country to
have certain solemn holidays In commem
oration of our greatest men and of the
greatest orlala In our history. There should
Bo but few such holidays. To Increase their
number in to cheapen them. Washington
snd Lincoln the man who did most to
found the union, and the man who did
moat to preserve It stand head and should
ers above all our other public men, and
have by common consent won tha right
to this pre-eminence. Among the holidays
which commemorate the turning points In
American history. Thanksgiving has a slg
nlllcance peculiarly its own. On July i
wo celebrate the birth of the nation; on
this day, the 30th ot May, we call to mind
the deaths of those who dl.-d that the na
tion might live, who wagered all that life
holds dear for the great prize of death in
battle, who poured out their blood like
water In order that the mightynatlonal
structure rained by the far-seeing patriot
Ism of Washington. Franklin, Marshall,
Hamilton and the other great lenders of
the revolution, great tramera of the con
stitution, should not crumble Into meaning
You whom I address today and your
comradts who wore tha blue beside you
in the perilous years during which strong,
sad. patient Lincoln bore the crushing
load of national leadership, performed ths
one feat the failure to perform which
would have meant destruction to every
thing which makes the name America a
symbol of hope among the nations of man
kind. You did the greatest and most
necessary task which has ever fallen to
the lot of any men on this western hemi
During our four generatlonn of national
life we have had to do many tasks, and
some of them of far-reaching Importance,
but th only really vital task was the ones
rou did, the tank of saving the union,
nnn vour success depended all the futura
of the pnoplo on this continent and much
of the future of mankind as whols..
You lett us a reunited country. In war
and In peace alike your example will atand
SS tne Wisest OI lt-nnJiis iu up ana our
children and our children's children. :
Trying aad Difficult War.
Just at this moment the army of the
United States, led by men who served '
among you in the great war. Is carrying '
to completion a small but peculiarly try
ing and1 difficult war In which la Involved
not only the honor ot the flog, but the
trlumnh of civilization over forces which
stand for the black chaos of savagery and
barbarism. The task haa not been as diffi
cult or as Important as yours, but. oh, my
comrades, the men In the uniform of ths
United States, who have for the last three
years patiently and uncomplainingly chara-
ptonea ine American tku iu iuq iiiuj-
your sons. They have shown themselves
not unworthy of you and they are entitled
to the support or an
men who axe proud
of what you did.
Thrim vounuer comrades of yours have
fought under terrible difficulties and have
received terrible provocation from a very
cruel and very treacherous enemy. TJndey
the xtralii of these provocations I deeply
deplore to say that some among them have
so far inrauiicii iiieiiineivea a iu couneui
and commit, in retaliation, sets of cruelly.
The fact that for every guilty act com
mitted by one oi our troops a hundred
acts of far greater atrocity have been
committed by the hostile natives upon our
tr, ..!,. or UDon the ueaceablt and law.
abiding natives who are frlendlv to us, can
not be neia to exiruse sny wrongdoer on
our side. Determined and unswerving
effort must be made, and is being made,
to find out every instance of barbarity on
the part of our troops ,to punish those
yuilty of It, and to take. If possible, even
stronger measures than have already bean
taken to minimise or prevent the occur
rence of all such instances In the future.
Tradaoers of tha Arauy.'
From time to time there occur In our
country, to the deep and lasting shame
of our people, lynchlngs carried on undsr
circumstances of Inhuman cruelty and
barbarity a cruelty infinitely worse than
any that has ever been committed by our
troops In the Philippines; ore to the
victims and far more brutallslng to those
ulltv of It. The men who fall to oon.
arm n thess lynching, and yet oiamor about
what has been done in the Philippines,
sr Indeed guilty ot neglecting the beam
In their own eye while taunting their
brother about the mote In hla. Under
stand me. These lyuchlngs afford us no
excuse for failure to stop cruelty in the
Philippines. very effort la being Bnade,
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