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OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 4, 1902 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
MORE RIOTS OCCUR
JVIobs Benew Their Onslaughts Against Non
Union Teamsters and Polio.
AGONS LOADED WITH MEAT HELD UP
jJUTolrera, Bricki and Clubs Play Prominent
Part in Fierce Tight.
POLICE ARE POWERLESS TO KEEP ORDER
Jn Wild Disturbances on Streets One Vic
tim Sustains a Broken Back.
STRENUOUS TIMES FOR OFFICERS
trlke Jfotr Embraces Teamster for
Department Stores and Bnalacas
ia Therefore More Seriously
Affected Than Before.
CHICAGO, June S. Chicago's police were
(Wen a strenuous life todar by the strlk
lnf packing house teamsters. From day
light this morning until long after dark
tonight the blue eoats were kept busy dis
persing trouble makers, who congregated
long the streets and In every conceivable
manner placed obstacles In the way of the
neat dealers who endeavored to move their
upply wagons with non-union drivers.
Jn spite of the striking teamsters and
their friends thirty-three wagonloads of
meat were delivered from the stock yards
'to downtown stations. Before the task was
accomplished, however, a score of pollce
men and rioters had been Injured and fully
fifty persons had been placed under arrest.
8everal of the Injured were in such a seri
ous condition that they were taken to hos
pitals. Two of the Injured may die.
When the procession of wabona left the
packing house district It waa guarded by a
heavy detail of police. As soon as the
wagons emerged at the entrance of the
yards, fully 600 enraged strike sympa
thisers made a rush to overturn the con
veyances. The policemen" drew their cluba
and after a bard struggle scattered the
Attack Is Repeated.
A fresh start was made, but before the
; wagons reached the downtown district the
mob, augmented by hundreds of sympa
thisers, made another attack. In the fight
that followed revolvers were drawn. No
person was shot, the police instead using
their clubs indiscriminately, and a dozen
or mors persons were hurt before the
march could be resumed.
When the central portion of the city was
reached clashes between the police and the
crowd became numerous. Street car trafflo
.Was an Impossibility and it was necessary
for several squads of police to charge the
crowds with batons before the wagons had
reached the varloua downtown houses.
' To add to the burdens of the police de
partment 1,300 drivers and their helpers
employed by the State street "general .retail
merchandise department stores went on a
Strike today. An attempt was made to de
liver "department store" goods In the
downtown districts this afternoon with
non-union drivers, under polioe protection,
but so much disorder developed that the
attempt proved futile. Before the project
was abandoned several rioters were hurt
and many arrests had been made.
The rioting took place in South Clark
Street, in front of the a tores of Irwin Bros,
and Wagner. Wlnslow A Co.. wholesale
dealers, uelng meats from the big packers.
Wagons from the yards were driven to
these stores and were being unloaded when
a crowd of spectators and strike sympa
thisers began hooting and Interfering with
the nonunion drivers.
The disturbances drew a mob of nearly
1,000 people to tb scene. The police who
were guarding the wagon tried to preserve
order, but were not successful. A pass
ing street car overturned a patrol wagon
on the way to the riots and dumped the
police Into the street.
The wagons then were hastily driven
back to the yards, while a Ore alarm was
aent in to scatter the throngs by means of
Abe dashing engines and apparatus. During
the excitement Isaao Beaham was pushed
down a basement stairs and suffered a
A score or more of people were arrested,
but were released again. In other aectlons
of the city attempts wars made to move
meat, but because of the large gathering
of people to watch the trouble, wagons
; were put back to warehouses and unloaded.
, While disturbances were going on over
the strike by the stockyards teamsters, the
ten big State street department stores
were seriously handicapped by the strike
r 1.800 drivers and conductors of delivery
wsgons members of the National Team
ters' union, ths asm organisation that Is
conducting ths meat drivers' strike.' Fol
tlowtng are ths stores affected:
Soeao of Riots
Marshall Field A Co., Carson Plrle, Scott
d Co.. C. A. Stevens A Bros., Mandel Bros.,
salesinger A Mayer. Hlllman'e, Boaton
Store, the Fair, A. M. Rothschilds A Co.,
Slegel, Cooper A Co.
i Ths reason for ths strike is a difficulty
over the wage scale of ths stores and an
attempt today to relieve the Fair, whoss
j men are already oa atrike, by sending two
wsgons from each of the other stores to
carry foods. All the managers of ths de-
. partment stores held a conference and
sent out a joint ultimatum against the
union and Us methods. They said they
would brook na interference between their
employes and themselves by organisations:
that there had been no difficulty until the
organisers assumed aa authority to dictate
. terms, that the wage acale was equitable
and would be continued in force as at pres-
eot and that the men would have to leave
their employ If they insisted en anion dic
tation. Two revolver battle marked the rioting
, that attended the progress of the meat
t caravan from the pards to ths city stores.
After the riot at the If win brothers' placa
ths wagon train moved oa, Interrupted eon-
atantly by growing mob of men and boys.
' As Peck and State streets wss reached a
, detective on horseback, annoyed beyond en
durance by blows and Jeers, drew a revol
ver and fired. A little farther on. at Feck
and Michigan avenue. In front of a new
; building, the drivers were assailed by a
, quantity of bricks snd mortar. One driver
fired three tints into the crowd, but as far
could be learned no one was injured.
. Other riotous encounters occurred along the
treats oa which moved the meat caravan.
Strike Threat to Spread.
Trouble threatens to develop over the or
ganisations of live stock handlers' union,
embracing 300 men who drive, weigh, chute
and ship live stock. The packers fear these
men will side with the teamsters.
As attempt by the Fair store management
e deliver goods this atterneoa after lis
CABINET FORMALLY RESIGNS
French Ministers Give t'p Office, bat
Express Gratitude to
PARIS, June 3. At a cabinet meeting,
held at the Elyseo palace today, afid at
which President Loubet prer Vvj. the
premier, M. Waldeck-Roueseai ','.'7,
presented the resignation of l- ''''v,.'1
and In ao doing expressed the seni. 1
of gratitude which his colleagues and hiu..
self retained for the constant kindness the
president had shown tbem.
President Loubet, In reply, ssld he re
gretted the decision of the ministers, and
thanked them for the co-operation they bad
lent him In difficult times.
In the letter to the president tendering
bis resignation, M. Waldeck-Rousscau says
the state of his heslth compels him to take
a rest. Moreover, he considers that the
task whtch he took up is terminated and
that the recent elections produced a ma
jority sufficiently powerful to assure not
only the maintenance, but the development
of republican Institutions.
M. Loubet, In reply to M. Waldeck-Rous-seau's
communication, announced that he
accepted the resignation and requested tbo
ministry to carry on affairs until the ap
pointment of their successors.
M. Loubet will begin bis consultations
tomorrow. Senator Combes, the former
vice president of the senate, is regarded ss
likely to be the first man who will be asked
to form a new cabinet, and it Is thought
he may undertake the task with consid
erable chances of success.
The cabinet which has . just resigned
consisted of the following members:
President of the council and minister of
the Interior, M. Waldeck-Rousseau.'
Minister of finance, M. Calllaux.
Minister of foreign affairs, M. Delcasse.
Minister of wsr. General Andre.
Minister of marine, M. de Laneasan.
Minister of colonies, M. de Crals.
Minister of publto Instruction and wor
ship, M. Oeorges Leygues. -
Minister of justice, M. Monls.
Minister of commerce, industry and posts
and telegraphs, M. MUlersnd.
Minister of agriculture, M. Jean Dupuy.
Minister of publlo works, M. Pierre
FOUR MEN ARE GARROTED
Ancient Method of Inflicting; Death
Penalty Still in lae In
Porto Rico. i
PONCE, Porto Rico, June 8. Bernable
Acevedo, Jose Torres, Ramon Troche
Cadeno and Juan Torres, the four men
found guilty of murder, robbery and out
rage, committed In October, 1898, at
Ouayo, a suburb of Adjuntas, were garroted
They were all put to death within fifty
minutes and the average time taken to kill
each man was two minutes. All the con
demned men confessed their crimes as they
walked to ths scaffold. Two of tbem as
sisted the executioner to adjust the garrot
and forgave htm for putting tbem to death.
One of the prisoners resisted the, adjust-,
ment of the cloth over his face. He said
he wantsd to die with his face uncovered.
Finally, after fifteen minutes' struggle
he was subdued. There were only thirty
witnesses of the execution.
The men were executed for the murder of
Antonio Delgrade del Pino, near Adjuntas.
on September 80, 1898. They were part of
a band of twenty-five who entered Plno's
home and seized Pino and the other mem
bers of his household. Pino waa hung; up
by his feet and hla ears were cut off. lie
was afterward hanged. The women of the
household were outraged and the place was
Rehearsing; Coronation Parade.
LONDON, June 3. Following the rehear
sal of the coronation procession to West
minster abbey, which was followed out in
all Its details May 27, Including ths taking
up of passengers at Buckingham palace
and putting them down at Weatmlnster
abbey, the second day's pageant waa re
hearsed this morning. The procession to
day, whtch covered the long route, was
much smaller than the elaborate one which
will traverse the same ground June 27, but
all the prescribed stops were made and
at each point ths reception and formali
ties of the actual parade were fully re
hearsed, the whole occupying about four
Shipping; on Snes Canal.
PARIS, June 3. The reports of the di
rectors of the Suez Canal company for 1901
shows that the receipts from transit dues
have, for the first time, exceeded 100,000,
000 francs. A dividend of 133 francs was
declared. Shipping aggregating 10,823,860
tons traversed the canal in 1901. The
cargoes ahlpped beyond Sues consisted
largely of petroleum and railroad material.
Wouaded Die la Hospitals.
VIENNA, June 3. There were further
strike riots at Lsmberg, Oallcla, last night,
during which a detachment of Hussars
charged a mob. It Is reported that several
children were killed. A number ot the
persons wounded during yesterday's riots
have died In ths hospitals.
HOPES TO ROUND UP YAQUIS
Government Expects to Captare or
Destroy Forces by Present
TUCSON. Arif.. June 8. Advices from
Torres stats that in ths fighting Saturday
between the Mexican soldiers under Gov
ernor Isabel and the Yaquls on the So
nora river, eighteen Yaqula and three Mex
icans were killed. There were 400 Indians.
General Torres has taken the field with
ths Twentieth regiment and a detachment
of cavalry. Colonel Katerhltse la march
ing from Magdalena with his forces down
the San Miguel river to the Sonora. where
he will form a junction with Governor Is
abel. Another strong force ot men has
moved to the Baca tale mountains, a former
stronghold of ths Ysquls, to head them off
In that direction. The government confi
dently expects thst between these forces
the Yaqul forces will be captured or de
stroyed. Oxford Elects Teacher.
OXFORD, Neb., June 3. (Special.) The
teachers so far elected are: Prof. R. C.
Cather. principal, and Maude M. Bonner,
Laura Marvin, Minnie Pierce and Daley E.
Abbott. Mlas . Rathbun waa retained for
the grammar department, but leavea to
take work in the McCook schools. There u
consequently a vacancy In the room named,
as also la the assistant prlnclpalshlp.
Hem. A. O. Marphy Sails for Earope.
BEATRICE, Neb.. June 3. (Special.)
Hon. George A. Murphy and wife ot this
city sailed Saturday, May 31, from New
York by the steamer Umbrta. Cuaard line,
for Queens town, Ireland. They expect to
be abeeat about three months, vUltluA U
NO COERCION OF SENATORS
President Simply Endeavors to Beach Oom.
mon Ground on Cuban BilL
REIMBURSING PUBLIC LAND STATES
""evorable Report Ordered on Bill to
.'.flaek Money Loaned to Those
'V.Vj -"Ins; So Pabllo
(From a Stan Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. June 8. (Special Tele
gram.) According to an authority closely
associated with the president. Information
that Is being sent out by certain newspa
per correspondents from Washington to the
effect that the president demands that
something bo done In the Interest of Cuba,
wholly misrepresents the facts in the case.
The authority above quoted states that In
interviews the president baa had with Sen
ators Dietrich and Millard of Nebraska,
Gamble and Klttredge of South Dakota
and Senator Burrows of Michigan in the
last forty-eight hours relative to Cuban
reciprocity, he stated to these gentlemen
that what he most desired was unity of ac
tion on the part of the republicans In both
branches of congress. That If, on the con
trary, representatives from the beet sugar
states were honestly of the opinion that
any legislation affecting the beet sugar in
terests of those states would jeopardize
the chances of republican success, then he
wsnted the party to say so. That while he
believed that something should be done for
Cuba, as promised by the Piatt amend
ment, he could not afford to occupy the
position of Insisting upon hla views as
aaglnst the views of men for whom he en
tertained the blgbest measure of respect.
No Coercion of Senators.
The Bee's Informant, who for obvious
reasons cannot be named, stated that at
no time had the president appeared in the
role of coercing . senators; that he had
promised a delegation of prominent Cubans
sent to the United States to ascertain the
Intentions of congress toward the island
to do everything from the standpoint of
the executive branch of the government
toward carrying out of the provisions of
the Platte amendment, which provides for
reciprocal trade relations between the two
republics, but he would not attempt to In
any way reflect what a co-ordinate branch
of the government, the national legislature,
would do. Eighteen republican eenators
have expressed themselves as being op
posed to any legislation looking to relief of
Cuba that will In any wise seriously retard
the growth of the beet sugar Industry and
they have so stated to the leaders who are
urging, In simple Justice, relief for Cuba
under the terms of the Piatt amendment.
Aa the "Insurgents," so called, seem to be
determined to resist any attempt made to
handicap the beet sugar Industry to bene
fit the sugar trust, it seems exceedingly
doubtful If there Is any Cuban legislation
in this session.
In view of this strong defection In the
republican ranks In the senate It Is thought
that a caucus will be called at an early
dar and an attempt made to secure united
action. Both sides seem anxious to work
out a business-like plan which will meet
with the support of the forty-five repub
licans, as It Is not the Intention of the
leaders to rely upon a single democratic
vote to pass the measure.
Reimbursing Pnblle Land States.
Senator Gamble was ordered to report
favorably today by the committee on pub
the lands a bill giving public land states 6
per cent of the net proceeds received from
the sale of public lands within the respec
tive states. This bill is in the nature ot
an adjustment between the public land
states and non-public land states to equal
ize the Interests of the respective states and
to compensats public land states for dona
tions which they made to non-public land
states In 1836, aggregating some $20,000,000.
This enormous sum of money was loaned
oltrlght by public land states and was to
be paid on demand to the secretary of Un
treasury, but no demand was ever made and
things had been going on In such a way
that congress has almost come to the con
clusion that ths money loaned was a do
nation. This however, the public land
states protested sgalnst, and the bill which
was ordered reported favorably today by
the senior senator from South Dakota car
ries between 38,000,000 and 19,000,000.
Should the bill become a law It will give
Nebraska nearly $200,000, Iowa nearly $900,
000, South Dakota upward or $800,000, Min
nesota nearly $50,000, North Dakota approx
imately $250,000 and Wyoming about $75,000.
There are strong Influences behind the bill
and it is regarded as an exceedingly mer
itorious measure. Owing, however, to the
number of Important bills yet on the cal
endar that must be disposed of at this
session of congress doubt Is expressed as
to whether the 6 per cent bill, so-called,
will be voted on at this session. If not.
It will be taken up Immediately after the
commencement ot the second session.
Bids on Omaha Fostoffl.ce.
Senator Millard, after an interview with
Supervising Architect Taylor this morning,
states that he had absolute assurances that
bids would be Invited Immediately after
the president had signed the omnibus pub
lic building bill for the completion of the
Omaha postofflce and custom house, that
the plans and specifications were ready and
all that waa needed waa ths name of the
president to the measure which appro
priates $45,000 for the completion ot the
Omaha structure In accordance with the re
vised plans. Senator Millard stated that
to make the Seventeenth street Bids con
form to the Sixteenth It would take in the
neighborhood ot $160,000.
Congressman Dick's bill for the reorgani
sation ot the militia, in which the National
Guard of Nebraska and the mllltla of all
the states, for that matter, are Interested,
will. It wss stated today, be given a day for
its consideration by the houss of represen
tatives and may be taken up after the com
pletion of ths Irrigation bill, which in all
probability will not be reached until late
In the week. If then.
Secretary of War Ellhu Root in all prob
ability will make seversl speeches this fall
In Nebraska and Iowa, although nothing
definite has been decided upon. The sec
retary has promised Speaker Henderson
to speak in his district at Waterloo during
the campaign, when a great demonstra
tion will be arranged In honor of the sec
retary. Trso President to font.
President Roosevelt's western itinerary
Is still the subject ot consideration. Noth
ing definite has been decided upon except
In the most general way. Senator Dietrich
stated he would see the president before
the adjournment of congress and urge upon
him the Importance of Including Nebraska
in his Itinerary, aa hla visit to the state
would be exceedingly helpful.
Auditor Frank Merrlam and Insurance
Commissioner Max Beehler of Iowa, with
their wives, who have spending the past
week la Washington sight seeing, left the
DIETRICH FOR BEET SUGAR
Nebraska Senator Introdaces Bill Cal
culated to Beneflt the West
WASHINGTON, June 8 Senator Dietrich
of Nebraska, who stands with the beet
sugar Interests In opposition to the reduc
tion of duty on Cuban sugars, as proposed
by the republican house committee on
Cuban relations, today Introduced a bill on
the subject which be thinks will be ac
cepted as a compromise measure.
It provides that the differential on re
fined sugar shall be abolished, but that an
equal amount shall be added to the duty
on raw sugar, and then It gives Cuba a 25
per cent reduction from thla increased
The conference held at the White House
last night was discussed today by senator
and members of congress aa having an im
portant bearing upon some of the leading
questions of legislation.
In an authoritative quarter It was stated
that the tendencies disclosed at the con.
ference against any revision of tariff sched
ules, applied only to the present session
of congress and was due to the belief that
It would be Inexpedient at this late day In
the session to enter upon , such an Im
portant field as a revision of tariff sched
ules. It was brought out In the discussion that
the men of strong protection views, like
Senators Piatt of Connecticut, Hanna of
Ohio and Mr. Dalzell of Pennsylvania, were
not as much disposed toward a change in
the tariff as were some others present.
Including the president, Senators Allison,
Fpooner and Aldrlch, and Representatives
Babcock and Overs treet.
Senator Dietrich says he has consulted
the president with reference to the terms
of the bill and that It. Is aoceptable to
him. He had also assured himself that It
will be satisfactory to the senatorial
friends of beet sugar. In a statement re
garding the bill Senator Dietrich says:
"The object of transferring the differ
ential to the raw sugar is that the dif
ferential Is only a protection to the sugar
trust,, which Is only an Importers' trust
and employs no American labor and gives
It a monopoly for dictating the purchas
ing and soiling price of isugar, which
comes jto the United States, and enables it
to collect from the American people from a
half to three quarters of a cent profit on
every pound of all the sugar that is con
sumed in the United States."
He argues that the proposed reduction of
20 per cent on raw sugar, leaving the dif
ferential on sugar to remain as it Is,
Is Just to the Philippine people, for he
said the Philippine reduction also granted
Is fully offset by the difference In freight
The senator says that It Is the purpose of
his bill to compel thoee who have advocated
the Cuban reciprocity, which would Injure
and retard the upbuilding of the sugar In
dustry In the United States, to declare
themselves whether they are interested or
not in helping Cuba In helping the sugar
trust speculators and Cuban exploiters only.
WILL HAVE NO CUBAN INQUIRY
Hosts Committee Votes to Table
Resolutions Introduced by
WASHINGTON, June 8. The house com
mittee on military affairs today voted to
table the resolutions of Inquiry addressed
to the War department relative to expendi
tures In Cuba. The action was on party
lines, and the democrats gave notice of
filing minority reports. One of the reso
lutions by Mr. Goldfogle of New York called
for detailed Information of expenditures
during the American administration In
Cuba; another, by Mr, Bartlett of Georgia,
asked for information relative to salary,
compensation, etc., paid to Governor Gen
eral Wood. A third resolution, by Mr.
Slayden of Texas asked for a list ot sold
iers who had been retired soon after pro
motion. It was statsd that the action In tabling
the resolutions was because they were
looked upon as an Indirect criticism of the
administration's course In Cuba.
Ths house committee on commerce to
day took action which insures a favorable
report on the Nelson bill, creating a de
partment of commerce. The bill has been
pending for some time, and today Mr.
Stewart of New Jersey tested the senti
ment of the committee by moving that
there was no present demand for the mea
sure. Mr. Mann of Illinois offered an
amendment favorable to consideration and
reporting the bill. The amendment car
ried, 7 to 4, and the committee then pro
ceeded to perfect the measure. As It came
from the senate it provided for a depart
ment of commerce and labor. By a vote of
8 to 4 the provisions as to the labor branch
were struck out, limiting the new depart
ment to commerce.
The details of the measure were some
what altered, so ss to Include other gov
ernment bureaus, as a mesns of preventing
duplication of statistical and other works.
Final action on the measure waa deferred,
however, until Chairman Hepburn and a
subcommittee can perfect the phraseology
ot the amended bill.
NEW VESSELS FOR THE NAVY
Senate Committee Favors AH of the
WASHINGTON. June S. Mr. Hale frnm
the senate committee on mllltarv aff(r
today reported the naval appropriation bill
to tne senate.
The committee im In favor of all lha
vessels recommended by the house and at
ths prices fixed In the bouse bill, but
strikes out the provision thst half the
vessels shall be built in the government
yards. There is a provision authorising
the construction either of a battleship or a
cruiser on the Pacific cosst.
The secretary of the navy la authnrfA
to contract with the Holland company for
nvs submarine boats and he also may have
tested any other submarine boat and mir.
cbase one at a cost not to sxceed $175,000.
Tne bin, as reported, increases the appro
priation made by the house $964,942, making
a grana lotai 01 I7a,l6,J8.
WASHINGTON, June 3. Ths president
today sent the following nominations to ths
Postmasters Illinois: Alexander L.
Hord, Greenville; Jacob Frlendllch. Mount
Sterling; John A. Bingham, Vandal la.
Kansas: James E. Stevens, Qoodlsnd.
Missouri: Msurlce Msnn, Slater. South
Dakota: Edward Q. Edgerton, Yankton.
Begins a Three Pays Session.
SYRACUSE. N, Y.. Juns 8. The seventy
sixth annual meeting of the Congregational
Home Missionary society will begin ita
three days' sessions here this evening.
This afternoon the seventy-sixth annual
report waa made publlo. It is a voluminous
document, which will be referred to-a spa'
f iJ-;f?iaiaiUv-ad itjre upon .
DATE FOR MANDAMUS CASE
8npreme Court Fixes en July 8 for Hearing
Petition of Bee Building Company,
ATTORNEY HARRINGTON INTERVENES
Representatives of the Railroads
Present and Indicate a Desire to
Be Heard When the
Case Is Tried.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. June 3. (Special.) The su
preme court this morning ssslgned the
mandamus case of The Bee Building com
pany against the State Board of Equaliza
tion for hearing at a special sitting on
July 8. M. F. Harriugton of O'Neill waa
given permission to appear in the case as
co-relator with The Bee Building com
pany. John N. Baldwin of Council Bluffs,
representing the Union Pacific railroad;
Ben White of Omaha, representing the Elk
horn and Omaha roads, snd J. E. Kelby
ot Omaha, representing the Burlington rail
road, were present when the case was called
In Its regular order on the docket and In
formed the court that they wished to be
heard on the issues presented. Mr. Bald
win and Mr. White agreed that they did
not know whether they would come Into
the case as friends of the court or as at
torneys for the taxpaylng corporations they
represented. E. W. Slmeral of Omnba ap
peared in behalf of the relator. The Bee
The court intimated that all of the at
torneys would be given a hearing, but
made no order to thla effect. Leave was
granted, however, for the filing of briefs.
The attorneys first proposed July 12 as
an agreeable time for the hearing, but the
Judges thought an earlier date should be
agreed upon, and suggested July 4. The
attorneys consulted and recommended an
Intermediate day, July 8. This day was
satisfactory to the court and the hearing
was accordingly assigned.
The railroad attorneys evinced no desire
to hasten consideration of the case, but
rather Intimated that they would prefer
to have It put over until the September
AGREEMENT ON SUPPLY BILL
Honse Adopts Conference Report and
Measnre Is Nearly Ready
WASHINGTON, June 8. In the house to
day Mr. Burton of Oblo called up the con
ference report on the river and harbor bill.
After some debate the report was adopted.
As soon aa signed by the presiding officer
of each house It will go to the president.
Under the order adopted yesterdsy the
house then went into committes ot the
whole to consider the bill for the protec
tion of the president ot the United States
and for other purposes known as the anti
" The house committee reported a substi
tute for the senate measure. Mr. Rsy of
New York, chairman, of the Judiciary com
mittee, who wss In charge of the bill, ar
gued that the senate bill was unconstitu
tional. Mr. Lanham of Texas supported the feature
of the bill to exclude anarchists, but op
posed that making it a particular offense
to kill the president or any one In the line
of presidential succession. He argued that
every man was equal before the law and
that existing laws were ample to punish the
killing or attempted killing of the presi
dent. Mr. Ray of New York explained the dif
ference between the senate bill and the
house substitute. The purpose of the house
bill was to protect the president, vice
president and those In line of succession,
and to prevent the entry Into the United
States or the naturalization of persons who
preach anarchy or forcible destruction of
government. The Imperative reason for the
passage of this bill was the nonuniformlty
of state laws for the punishment of homi
cide. The senate bill, Mr. Ray contended.
was unconstitutional because it provided the
death penalty for the killing of the presi
dent, the vice president and cabinet offi
cers In line of succession, without regard
to whether at the time they were engaged
in the performance of their official duties.
Every decision of the supreme court on
the subject, he said, indicated that con
gress had jurisdiction to enact laws pun
ishing offences against officers only when
they were engaged in the performance of
their official duties and foe ihat reason the
house substitute used the language, "any
person who unlawfully, purposely and know
ingly kills ths president while engaged la
the performance of bis official duties or be
cause of his official character, or because of
any of his official acts or omissions, shall
Mr. Lanham of Texas approved that pro
vision of the bill designed to prevent and
discourage the coming Into ths United States
of all persons who oppose government and
seek Its subversion. Anarchists, he said,
should have no place In a free government.
But he said he could not give his asesnt to
any bill that singled out any particular cit
izen and made it a special offense to take
his life. He dented that one honest, law
abiding man's lite was more sacred than
"If I were president," said Mr. Lanham,
"I should rather not have this bill on ths
statute books. I would regard It as a spe
cial invitation to some crank to slay me
wherever he found me.'-'
Bills were passed for holding terms of
the circuit court of appeals of the Eighth
circuit annually at Denver, Cheyenne and
St. Paul; to authorize a light and fog signal
at Semlahmoo Harbor, Wash.; a senate bill
to grsnt 160 acres of land, embracing cer
tain hot springs, to the state of Idaho.
CHURCH UNION IS PROPOSED
Reformed Chnrch Makes Oertares to
the United Presbyterian
PITTSBURG, J no 8. The United Pres
byterlsn general assembly was agreeably
surprised by an overture for union with
the Reformed church.
It came from Rev. Dr. John S. Allen, who
said In his letter to the assembly:
"The time Is opportune for the United
Presbyterian church to make overture In
respect to a union with our Reformed
church. No two denominations In our land
are mors closely allied than ourselves.
Other churches, and notably the Southern
Presbyterian, have been soliciting tbs hand
of the Reformed church, and while we
have not aeen our way clear to a wedding,
we have promised to be a minister to sev
eral. It might be that the United Presby
terian church, by pressing her suit ar
dently, would be more successful."
The overture wss received with unani
mous favor and a committee will be ap
pointed to make proposals tor union.
The annual report on the state of re
ligion showed that last year there was a
net gain of less than 1 per cent- The re
port on foreign missions was then taken
upland discussed, v
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair Wednesday
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday I
Hoar. Dear. Hoar. Dfs.
S a. m us l p. m Ml
a. ra 4 2 p. m Ml
T a. ra (1)1 8 p. m 4
Ra. m......A 4 p. m...... t
a. m ra R p. m 01
1 a. ra 75 (I p. m KM
11 a, m T T p. m KO
12 ra 82 p. m K1I
p. m 7U
WHITE SWAN VALUABLE MINE
So Says an Expert Witness In Lettson
Balllett Case at Des '
DES MOINES, June 3. Lettson Balllett
took the witness stand In his own defense
today, but merely for the purpose of cor
roborating certain features of the evidence
of other witnesses for the defense.
Prof. Ireland of San Francisco, ex-state
geologist., testified thst the White Swsn
mine Is a paying property; that it con
tained quantities of valuable minerals. On
cross-examination he testified that Balllett
waa to pay him $100 a day and expenses
to attend tbe ;rlal, the total cost approx
H. C. King of Hartford, la., and R. W.
Beuter of Solon testified that they became
stockholders of the company knowing the
title was in dispute and that Balllett had
not claimed to own the mine. Circular
letters written by Ballett to stockholders
explaining that the title was In litigation
were Introduced In evidence.
T. J. Fltzslmmons. editor of the Mining
Engineer and Review, testified that cer
tain circulars which other witnesses testi
fied had been sent out 200,000 at a time
by Balllett were printed by him and that
the number was but a few thousand.
The government has obtained a state
ment of the total receipts from sales of
the White Swan stock deposited by Bal
llett amounting to $220,269.71.
Hew Railroad for Iowa.
DES MOINES, la., June 8. Articles of
incorporation were filed with the secretsry
of state today for the Iowa A Dakota Cen
tral railway, with Its principal offices at
Centervllle, this state. The object of the
Incorporators Is to construct a railway
from Centervllle to Sioux City, a distance
of 260 miles. The officers of the company
are P. F. Reddlg, president; H. W. Seamon,
vice president; H. K. Kemdrlck, secretary
and treasurer. The capital stock Is 1250,
000. YOUNG ENTHUSES DAK0TANS
Rousing; Political Meeting; Under the
Auspices of the Leagrue
SIOUX FALLS, S. D.. June 8. (Special
Telegram.) The republican rally here to
night under the auspices of the Republican
State league was a rousing one, the mam
moth auditorium being taxed to its utmost
capacity by the great crowd to hear Hon.
Late Young, editor ot the Des Molnss Cap
ital, the principal Speaker of the evening,
and ' other prominent republicans. The
meeting was called to order by Hon. W.
O. Porter of thla city, president of the
State League of Republican Clubs, who pre
sided. Rev. W. H." Jordan, pastor of the
local Methodist church, delivered ths invo
cation. Hon. H. H. Keith welcomed the
delegates In behalf of the people of Sioux
Falls. Hon. J. W. Fowler ot Deadwood
responded to the address of welcome. Tbe
first speaker of the evening was Congress
man Martin of Deadwood, who made a brief
address, which was warmly received. Then,
after music by Stout's First Regiment band
Hon. Lafe Young was Introduced. He was
enthusiastically greeted and delivered a
speech which will long be remembered by
the South Dakota republicans who were
fortunate enough to hear it.
PRESIDENT BARROWS IS DEAD
Head of Oberlln College Dies of
Pleuro-Pneamonla After Nine
OBERLIN. O., June 3. After nine days
Illness with pleuro-pneumonla, John Henry
Barrows, president of Oberlln college, died
at 2:50 this morning. Mr. Barrows was un
conscious at tbe time of his death, whtch
came during a sinking spell.
Dr. John Henry Barrows was born In
Medina. Mich., July 1, 1847. He was grad
uated from Olivet college In 1867. His
theological training was obtained in Yale,
Union and Andover seminaries.
He did educational work In aKnsas for
two and a half years. He preached In
Springfield, 111., and Lawrence and Boston,
Mass. He traveled abroad for one year.
In 1881 he was called to the First Presby
terian church of Chicago, where he served
fifteen yesrs. In 1893 Dr. Barrows was the
organizer and president of the World's
Parliament of Religions, held during the
World's fslr. In 169$ he went to India to
give the Haskell lecture for the University
of Chicago. On his return be lectured for
In November, 1898, he was elected presi
dent ot Oberlln college. During his In
cumbency as president the Institution has
prospered greatly. A widow, three daugh
ters and a son survive him.
Colonel Dallas Bache, V. S. A., Retired.
SAN DIEGO. Cal., Juns 8. Colonel Dallas
Bache, aurgecn, U. B. A., retired, is dead
at his home in this city. He entered tbe
army as assistant surgeon In 1861 and served
in ths field during ths entire civil war.
After peace was declared he was stationed
tor a time in San Francisco and for a num
ber of years wss tbe chief surgeon ot ths
Department ot tbs Platte, with headquarters
at Omaha. Later he was at Washington
as assistant surgeon general. He remained
on duty there until his health failed and
then he cams here. His retirement from
ths army occurred sines be came hers.
Colonel Bsche waa twice msrrled. his
widow being tbe daughter of Major General
James W. Forsyth, retired.
Rev. C. J. Roehm, Galveston.
GALVESTON, Tsx..june 3. Rev. C. 3.
Roebm, for fifty-one yesrs pastor of the
First Evangelical Lutheran church ot Gal
veston, Is dead from a stroke ot paralysis,
aged 80 years. He was a pioneer of Gal
veston and an organizer of the church In
ST. LOUIS. Mo., June 3. The Joint
agreement between the United States and
Pacific Express companies has been dis
solved and separate agenolea have bssn es
tablished in St. Louis and elsswhere. The
main offices of both companies are in St.
Louis. The United States Express com
pany is to operate over the Baltimore A
Oblo, Lake Shore A Michigan Southern
railroad, Chicago, Milwaukee A St. Paul,
Chicago A Alton and Wabash systems. The
Paclflo company has the Wabash, 8t. Louis,
Iron Mountain A Southern, Chicago, Mil
waukee A St. Paul, Tsxas A Paclflo and
Great Northern, ays terns.
PASSES FILIPINO BILL
Senate Carries Measure Through by Tote of
Forty-Eight to Thirty.
PARTY LINES BROKEN BUT FEW TIMES
Hoar, Wellington and Mason, Bepublioans,
Vote with the Democrats.
M'LAURIN ACTS WITH THE MAJORITY
Close of Debate Animated by Tilt Between
Dietrich and Patterson.
WARM PERSONALITIES ARE DEALT IN
Nebraska Senator Withdraws Certain
Remarks and the Cross Ore End
Detail of the Vote
WASHINGTON. June 8. Shortly after ft
o'clock this afternoon the senate passed
the Lodge Philippine government bill by
a vote of 48 to 30. Three republlcana,
Messrs. Hoar of Massachusetts, Mason of
Illinois and Wellington of Msryland, votad
sgalnst the measure, one democrat, Mr.
McLaurln of South Carolina, voted for It.
All amendments offered by the minority
The debate on the measure has been In
progress seven weeks and two days. Just
at the close of the discussion today a sharp
exchange occurred between Mr. Dietrich of
Nebraska and Mr. Patterson of Colorado,
In the course of which the formsr re
flected caustically upon the Colorado sen
ator. He was called to order, his remarks
were read and be was declared to have
been out of r-rder In uttering them. He
withdrew his statement, thus ending the
During much of tbe time today the sen
ate was In recess, no senator caring to
discuss the measure. After tbe passage of
the Philippine bill the Nicaragua canal
bill was made the unfinished business and
Its consideration will be begun tomorrow.
Functions of Supreme Conrt.
An amendment was agreed to on the
Philippine bill providing that the supreme
court of the islands shall possess and ex
ercise Jurisdiction aa heretofore provided
and such additional jurisdiction as shall
be provided hereafter by the Philippine
Mr. Lodge explained, that the blll'a pur
pose was that the commission should not
diminish the present powers of tbe supreme
court. Another amendment agreed to pro
vided that the members of the supreme
court should continue to receive ths sal
aries they now receive until otherwise pro
vlded by congress. The pressat salarlss.
Mr. Lodge said, were 37,000 a year tor the
Justices. . . .... .
Mr. McLaurln of Mlsslsslpt denied that;
the democrats had attacked the army and
placed the responsibility for the outrages
committed In the Philippines upon the
policy advocated by the republicans.
Mr. Beverldge of Indiana said the
world'a drama would be enacted on the
Pacific and it was essential that the mas
tery of that great ocean should be oura
and It would be oura. '
Mr. Berry of. Arkansas " deplored ths
fact that the president, on Memorial flay,
had seen proper to make- "a bitter par
tisan apeech." The preeldsnt, , he said,
"had gone back forty years to rekindle
the fires ot sectionalism and had referred
to the acts of an Infuriated mob to Justify,
hs supposed, the awful order of General
Smith in the Philippines.
. Mr. Quarles of Wisconsin denounced as
"damnable" the suggestion that the ob
ject of the pending bill was to turn over
ths Philippines to the exploitation ot car
pet-baggers, scoundrels and scalawags.
Every decent American would hide his
face in ahame if that were true, but It
waa not. .
To Print Lopes's Statement. .'
By unanlmoua consent Mr. Carmack ot
Tenneaaee was permitted to print la the
Record the remainder of Slxto Lopes'
statement, k portion of which he read yes
Mr. Culberson of Texas Intimated that
the War department was endeavoring to
suppress information concerning matters
in the Philippines. He then presented the
charges of Private Andrew K. Wlar against
Lieutenant F. P. Arnold and the report
thereon by P. W. West, alleging cruelties
Mr. Beverldge inquired If ths informa
tion concerning ths charges came from)
the War department
Mr. Culberson said ha had not received)
the charges from ths War department.
Mr. Beverldge then Inquired If the In
formation had come from an) officer of the
War dpaertment, saying that It waa de
alrable to know if ths cbargea had been
In possession of tbe War department.
Says Question Is Impertinent.
After fencing ths question for a time,.
Mr. Culberson, being pressed, said: "Ths
question of tbe senator might be properly
characterized as Impertinent."
Finally Mr. Culberson declined to yield
further to Mr. Beverldge.
After soms further reports had been read)
Mr. Beverldge again Inquired whether thst
matter presented had com from an offi
cer of the War department.
"I have already Indicated to the sees
tor, with sufficient emphssls, that I am
not to be inquired of further," responded,
"I ask the senator," Mr. Beverldg per
slsted, "whether or not, directly or indl
rectly, the pspers war received by hlnx
from General Miles." ,
Mr. Culberson to this inquiry made nd
Mr. Beverldge stentorloualy rsmarkeo)
"That Is all."
Mr. Scott of West Virginia defended ths
army, declaring that tb officers and men
compared favorably with the men on thlaj
floor who had traduced them.
Mr. Allison of Iowa said Lieutenant Are
nold. who bad been attacked, was a resident
of Iowa sod thst the charges seerasd to
depend upon pure hearsay. If the charges
bad been presentsd to him he would not
bava given them the publicity which Mr.
Culberson bad given them.
The senate at 1:35 took a recess until 1:89
snd then another recess until 8 o'clock, sqi
senator deslrlug to speak oa th bill,
Calberson Clear Miles.
Mr.a Culberson of Texas referred to tbd
colloquy between himself and Mr. Bever
idge, including ths question whether the
paper prssented to him (Mr. Culberson)
bad been received directly nr Indirectly
from General Miles. Not wlnhiug tbat b
should be misunderstood by not answering
the question at the time, he deslrsd to say
that the paper were received from a party
I entirely dUeoaaoteJ with th army aol
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