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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JTOE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 5, 1902 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COrY FIVE CENTS.
POUR SHOTS 1XT0 HOB
folio An Foroed to Use BsTolTers Againit
x Brie, 8tones and Clnbe.
BlOTS IN CHICAGO BECOME MORE FIERCE
trended Kuse Oonrert BusineM Street!
Into Veritable Battlefield.
MANY PEOPLE ARE MORTALLY INJURED
CaraYanof Thirtj-Six Meat Wagons Taoei
' Terrents of Missilss.
DRIVERS COVERED WITH BLOOD AND DUST
Pol Ire Make Desperate bat Vain S trea
cle to Sapprrss Wild. Disorder
Department Store DrlTCra
Retara te Work.
CHICAGO, June 4. Driven by men cov
ered with dust and blood, duf of them
barely able from exhaustion to bold th
reins to their bands, thirty-six meat wag
ons CDtered the main rate of the I'nlon
tock yard tonight, amid a shower of
tone, brick, bottles sod sticks. The
asgons, guarded br fiv police wagons
filled with bluecoats and two omnibuses
crowded to the fullest capacity with po
licemen, were on the return from a de
livery of supplies to downtown provision
houses, after one of the fiercest days In
ghe strike of the beef packers' teamsters.
Many of the drivers and officials at the
packing houses were cut and bruised from
bead to foot. The police were in even
worse condition. The wagon drivers had
been working from 6 o'clock la the morn
ing and their progress from the stock
yards Into the city's business district and
back again had been conteated bitterly by
ftnoba of strike sympathizers.
At the very entrance to the stock yards
tonight, after all seeming danger had
passed, George June, an employe of the
Anglo-American Packing company, was
truck by a base bsll bat and knocked
from his wsgon seat. He wss picked up
In an unconscious condition and It Is be
lieved may die.
Police Fatigued by Flahtlatr.
Many others were struck at the same
time by a ahower of stones, but tbs police
were too worn out to offer resistance. More
than a dosen battles were fought during
the day between rioters and the police
and the hoapltals tonight are overcrowded
with the Injured.
The fiercest battle of the day took place
this afternoon at Sixteenth street and
Michigan avenue. The rioters stood on the
viaduct and hurled rocks at the meat
wagons passing underneath. The mob waa
the most formidable In numbers and la
daring of any of the crowds during the
day. Before this mob was dispersed the
police were compelled to use revolvers.
More than .fifty ahots were fired, bullets
passing over the beads of the crowd, which
finally became frightened aad scattered, but
not until many ot the rioters suffered se
I A conference as bald tonight between
representatives ot the packers and the
teamsters looking to a 'settlement of the
strike. President Frederick W, Job, chair
man of the State Board of Arbitration,
drought about the meeting.
A settlement of the strike of the deliv
ery wagon drivers ot the retail State
atreet department stores earlier In the day
formed the basis on which the opposing ele
ments hoped to effect a compromise.
By the settlement of the department store
(drivers' troubles 1.300 men arc back at
Partial List of lajwred.
Following Is partial list ot those In
jured In the riots:
' Edward Ehlmsa. Swift 4 company, driver,
lt on head with rock, serious.
Miss Carrie Bchownald. knocked down by
lories and trampled, serious.
John J. MrGulre. policeman, hit on the
tiead with a horseshoe, badly hurt.
John Linencugal, policeman. Injured at
Ous Billings, clubbed by police at Harrl
(on street, serious.
Nicholas Caulley, driver for a brewing
company, struck Policeman Curry and
nocito mm aown ua was euDsequentiy
Beaten and arrested hv that nfflrer
Policeman Curry, badly bruised in melee
Chris Eckels, driver tor John Miller, In
fared at Harrison street.
' Albert 'Wagner, driver, beaten on head
svlth club and sent to hospital, condition
Cornelius Ryan, policeman, hit on bead
arlth a brick.
John Monahaa, said to be a anion team
ster. clubbed and badly hurt at Harrison
,a,ad Blate streets.
t George Schrlbner. policeman, hit on head
I Edward Rohrer, policeman, struck on
deck with brick.
f John Johnson, driver, hit with bricks.
, Charles Wright. II year eld. skull
crushed by brick, probsbly tetal.
r W. W. Parrtsh, Armour eV Co. drlvsr.
'truck by chunk of coal.
! George Slegross. knocked from wagon of
,nnour and Company, and badly injured,
SU Randolph and Clark streets.
1 E. Lewis, Bchwarsachlld A Sulzberger
driver hit with horseshoe at "Newsboy"
Jley and Fifth avenue, may die.
Phillip Ryan, struck on bead by lump of
v L. Bow ell. Swift and Company driver,
kit on head with bottle thrown from win
idow near Madlaon atreet and Fifth avenue.
M. H. Eheppsrd, wholesale man from
tCwift and Company, hit on head by brick
hlle standing in front of 155 Fifth ave
fcue. seriously injured.
Captain George M. 6hlppy of South Chi
cago station, hit on head by brick at Fifth
,Tenue and Adams street.
Sergeant 8upple ot Harrison street ele
ction, struck on head by brick at Fifth ave
Sue and Adams street.
! V'Ullam Oranger, policeman, hit in face
fby a aoda bottle thrown by girl from win
dow at Fifth avenue and Jackson Boule-'.vard-
f J. B. Todd. (MM Elite evesus, bit on head
'by flying cudgel.
t C. B. Boyston. M Justin street, bit on
bead at Fifth avenue and Adams atreet.
T. Donelan, bara boas for Annocr aad
; Company, Injured In melee at Fifth avenue
.and Adams street.
J. O'SulUvaa. policeman first precinct,
tit by piece of brick while at Fifth avenue
"And Adams street.
It is estimated that the tetal number of
Injured is between 100 and 150.
Poliee Beatea with Tbetr CI eke.
la several instances during the fight at
Congress. State and Harrlsea streets, which
. w one of the very fiercest, the strikers aad
ICeaUfiue caA fags 1
PEOPLE IN HOLIDAY MOOD
All Classes la Easlaad taJte la
Throwing OS? strata Ceased
by the War.
LONDON. June 4 The holidsy-mskling
mood of the people and the desire to let
off the strain aiiilng from the combina
tion ot the announcement of peace In
South Africa and the Influence of the ap
proaching coronation festivities was ex
emplified today by the unpredented mus
ter of the classes snd masses for the
King Edward and the queen, the Duke
and duchess of Connaught. the duke ot
Cambridge, Prince and Princess Charles
of Denmark and the Indian rajahs and
their suites took special trains to the
course and received ovations every place,
which spread over every available spot.
In spite of Inclement, showery westber
A strong contingent of Americans was
present. Half a dosen coaches from the
leading hotels held transatlantic visitors.
Mrs. Choate, the wife of the Cnited States
smbssesdor, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
Westlnghouse of Pittsburg, en their coach,
Richard Croker of New York, waited above
the paddock, evidently extracting great
pleasure from his surroundings. He re
marked to a representative of the Asso
ciated Press: "These gatherings lid one
of so many political and other cares."
PRETORIA. June 4. Generals Botha and
Delarey and other Boer leaders will stsrt
for Europe shortly for the purpose of rais
ing funds for the distressed burghers.
General Schalkburger, who waa acting
president of the Transvaal, joined General
Delarey in addressing an open letter to
the burghers. After referring to the
courage which they had displayed and to
their brave deeds In the field, he called
on them to work together for the aoclal
and splrltufi advancement of the country.
General Botha remarked, relative to the
end of the war: "It is the happiest day
of my life since I left school."
The Boers do not anticipate much diffi
culty In bringing the various commandos
in. The work of bringing the men to their
farms and families will be hesry and diffi
cult. It Is Impossible to send tbem straight
to the veldt. It la absolutely necessary
at this time of the year, to have warm
shelter and wooden houses hsve been or
dered from the coast towns to be delivered
In sections to each family. Those who are
unable to return to tbetr former vocations
will be temporarily supported by the gov
ernment. The question ot restocking the farms
la under consideration. The main diffi
culty Is to find wheat and cattle likely to
thrive. No great difficulty Is experienced
In regard to horses, as the government is
able to dispose of great numbers of re
KING RECOMMENDS REWARD
Aaka Parllaaseat for Permlaaloa to
Graat Lord Kltetaener Fifty
Thoasaad Pom n da.
LONDON, June 4. In the House of Com
mons today the government leader, A. J.
Balfour, presented a mesage from King
Edward, as follows:
His majesty, the king, taking Into con
sideration the eminent services rendered
by Lord Kitchener and being desirous in
recognition of such services to confer upon
him some mark of his fsvor. recommends
that he. the king, should be enabled to
grant Lord Kitchener &o,000.
John Dillon. William Redmond and Swift
MacNelll, Irish nationalists, announced
their intention of opposing the grsct at
every stage. A resolution giving effect to
his majesty's meaaage will be discussed
It was announced this afternoon that Lord
Kitchener had been created a viscount by
The tact that the Kitchner grant is only
50,000 has already caused considerable
discussion in the parliamentary lobbies and
some regret has been expressed that it was
not equal to the award made to Lord
Roberts (100,000). It is known, however,
that during the continuance of the war the
question of granting Lord Kitchner 100,
000 was seriously discussed by the Parlia
ment but the smaller amount was decided
upon, on the ground of Lord Kltrhner'a
lesser rank coupled with the tact that he
received 130,000 at the close of the Soudan
campaign and is still comparatively young,
unmarried and at the height of his military
career, while Lord Roberts is old, has a
family and is not likely to. have a further
chance to distinguish himself.
VATICAN ANXIOUS TO SETTLE
Method of Reaching- Agreemeat la
Philippine Matter Sot Tet Dc.
elded Ipsa, However.
(Copyright. 190J. by Preaa Publishing Co.)
ROME. June 4 (New York World Cable
gramSpecial Telegram.) Governor Taft
waa Interviewed today by the World corre
spondent. He said: "1 had a preliminary
exchange of vlewa with Cardinal RampolU
on Monday and wsa received most cordially.
The Vatican Is evidently anxloua to arrive
at a friendly settlement, but It Is not yet
decided whether the Philippine question
shall be aubmttted to a propaganda or a
committee of cardinala. The pope will re
ceive us next week and I expect we shall
finish our business quickly and have booked
a return passage for July 10. as my presence
Is urgently needed at Manila. I do not
think the present mission will result in the
establishment of a permanent American le
gation at the Vatican."
Governor Taft la the bearer of an auto
graph latter from President Roosevelt to the
STEAMER IS FOUND SUNK
Fate of the British Vessel Camorta
la Xo Leaser a.
RANGOON, British Burmah. June 4 The
British steamer Camorta. from Madras tor
this port, with 650 passengers, all native,
which was believed to have foundered on
May la a cyclone, has been discovered
eunk at Barngua Flats, in the Irrawaddy
delta, directly In the track of shipping.
The topmaats of tbs vessel protrude above
the surface of the wster.
Kltcheaer oa Way to Eaa-laad.
DURBAN, Juns 4 The Times of Kstal
states that Lord Kitchener has left for
England and that General Lyttelton Is act
ing commaader-ia-chlet of the British
force la South Africa.
Maadaanaa Sarpy Aaeeeaere.
GRETNA. Neb.. June 4 (Special Tele,
gram.) County Attorney Patrick has beea
notified by Labor Commissioner Watson of
Lincoln that he must bests mandamus pro
ceedings against the Sarpy county assessors
ho tailed to collect the industrial statistics
while they were working oa the assess
ment, and will compel tbem to furnish the
earn. If they have neglected te do this
they will have extra work to perform. Mr.
Patrick via look lale Lhn loittedlAleiJt
BRVAMSM IS VOTED DOWN
Indorsement of Kebraskan and Kansas City
Platform Bejected hj Indianiar
SILVER EXPONENT'S FRIENDS IN MINORITY
Coavratloa Hemes State Ticket Wlth
oat fterloae Contests, bat Balks
at Propeettloa to Back
Orator of the Platte.
For Secretary of State Alfred Schoon
over of Aitlra.
For Attorney General William E. Still
well (by acclamation)
For State Auditor James P. Rlggs (by
.For State Treasurer Jerome Herft (by
'. Clerk of the Supreme Court Adam
,. ' raer fby acclamation).
''' 'ident of Public Instruction
V'p-Myron D. King,
r. , 'r.'-jdward Bassett.
Jf "4. Court-Ii. H
ot South Bentt.
Jurires of the ''! -. Court for the
Southern District j. . East of Bloom
ing-ton, W. H. Brsck of Franklin and
John D. Mftgee of Ruihl!le.
Judge of the Appellate Court for the
Northern District KHhard! H. Hartford
of Portland, Jamee T. Bunderron of Fowler
and Henry G. Simmons of Albion.
INDIANAPOLIS. June 4. Tbe sbove
ticket waa nominated at the democratic
stste convention, which was held In Tom
Ilnson hall today.
The gathering was remarkable for its
lack of discord, candidates for all but
three of the offices being chosen by ac
clamation. The hardest fight on the Door
of the convention was for the office ot
secretary of stste, the struggle being be
tween Schoonover and Ballou. The friends
of Mr. Ballou brought him forward at a
late hour, but tbey made such a vigorous
fight that for a .time they had tbe friends
of Mr. Schoonover in trouble.
While there was no fight In the conven
tion proper, there was a battle royal in
the meeting ot tbe committee on resolu
tions. A number of the friends of William
J. Bryan from the Second district were
very much In earnest in favor of the in
sertion in the plstform of a plank Indors
ing him and the Kansas City platform.
The majority of the committee was against
any such indorsement, saying that tbey
considered it out of place at tbe present
time to Inject Mr. Bryan' name into tbe
state campaign. Tbe fight lasted well Into
the night and It was nearly noon before
the report of the committee was ready for
presentation to the convention.
Mlmp Over Filipinos.
The Philippines plank created much dls
cusslon, tbe committee being called upon to
consider all sorts of propositions in behalf
ot tbe Filipinos, some of them being In
favor ot immediate and complete Independ
ence. It was only after hours of argument
that tbe plank was agreed upon In the form
in which It appears in tbe platform.
The convention was cslled to order at
10:20 o'clock by W. H. O'Brien, vice chair
man of the state central committee. The
report of tbe committee on rules and per'
manent organisation recommended that
John W. Kern of Indianapolis be made per
Chairman John W. Kern said la part: .
I rejoice that today 1 see before me the
reunited forces of the Indiana democracy.
For the first time alnce 1K2 are we r-lth-out
a schism or division and it is known
everywhere, by none better than our.re-
puDiican opponents, mat wnen tne In
diana democracy Is united it Is invincible:
The battle Is on between ttie forces of
progress and retrogression. Our oppo
nents, fscing the past, are seeking to com
mence the work ot conquest and subjuga
tion where Caeaar and George HI left
off. The specious and eloqnent pleas of
Roosevelt, Lodge and Beverldge for the
conquest or distant lands are out re pro
Suctions of the arguments made In favor
of the subjugation of Greece, the parti
tion of Poland, the destruction of Hun
gary, the spoliation of the Dutch re nub
lies In South Africa and the oppression of
our own revolutionary lathers. The alms
and purpoaea as declared by modern repub
lican leaders ror tne upurting or tne
nnnl m'hnu litirtv tViov wnnllt ritmv
are no nobler or higher than the declared
purposes of tyrants of a thousand years
Death of Two Repnbliea.
Only yesterday the melancholy an
nouncement was made of the death of two
splendid republics In South Africa after
a struggle disgraceful to the conquer
ors and glorious to the conquered.
I believe, as I believe the Lord llveth,
that If the democrstlo party had been In
control of the government of thle coun
try the gallant people of ttlose two repub
lics would today be free. There would
have been no recruiting or supply stations
maintained by a monarchy In the land of
Washington and Lincoln had William Jen
nings Brys-n or Grover Cleveland been
president of the United States.
only a tew aays ago a new rertuMlc wss
born the republic of Cuba. while the
destruction of the Dutch republics is Eng-
tana s sname, ine oirtn oi tne cuoan re
public la Amerlca'a glory. In Cuba the
American flag went up as the emblem of
liberty and It came down as proudly as
It went up, the emblem of self-government.
it went up in honor; it cawie down In
It was because of that resolution. Dressed
by democratic statesmen and forced upon
an unwilling republican administration,
pledging the honor of this country sgainst
the conquest of Cuba, that Cuba la to
day a free republic.
I think we may Indulge in the hope that
some time In the future snotber star msy
be added to the American flag to repre
sent the sovereign slate of Cuba In the
American union. But she must come Into
our sisterhood of states ss did the repub
lic of Texas, with the free will of her
Cheers for Bryan.
The name of W. J. Bryan was greeted
with loud cheers when it was mentioned by
Chairman F. B. Shlvely of South Bend,
chairman of the committee on resolutions,
then reported tbe platform.
Upon motion of Mr. Shlvely tbe report
was adopted unanimously and with much
A resolution was then adopted recom
mending Thomas Taggert for chairman ot
the democratic national committee.
The following nominations were then
Platform la Adopted.
The platform as read by Chairman Shlvely
of the committee on resolutions Is in part
We, the delegate of the democratic party
of the stste of Indians, In convention as
sembled, do hereby adopt the following
declaration of principles, and appeal to our
fellow cltlsens who agree with these prin
ciples to co-operate with us In the coming
We denounce the republican party for 1's
surrender to and alliance with the truMs
and we favor such legislation aa will sup
prees and destroy all trust or combinations
to control the production and tbe pries of
We denounce ths Dlngley tariff law aa
the breeder of trusts snd demand that the
tariff duties shall be levied for the purpose
of revenue only and limited by the needs
of the government honestly and economic
We condemn the republican party for re
fusing te give the Interstate Commerce
commiaalon oower to enforce it dnclalnns
against discriminations In railroad ratea.
which discriminations have been a potent
cause of the creation and maintenance of
trusts, and we demand that the commis
sion be given power to suppress this evil.
Deneaaeee Ship aabstdr Bill.
Continuing the platform favors the re
storation and expansion of our merchant
marine and to thta end demands ths re
formatio of our navigation aad tariff
JCouU&ued. a& Second faga.)
BILL TO PROTECT PRESIDENT
Aatl-Aaareky Mesisre, It Is Argaed,
hoold Carry lallailted
WASHINGTON, Jjne 4 The debate on
the anti-anarchy hill continued all day In
the house. It was without sensational
features, being confined almost entirely to
the legal and constitutional phases of the
question. Mr. Jenkins of Wisconsin and
Mr. Parker of New Jersey contended that
the bill did not go far enough; that the
killing of the president should be made
punishable by death without any limitation
whatever. Mr. Powers ot Massachusetts
and Mr. Nevlne of Ohio, the other two
speskera, supported the measure as It
came from the committee.
Mr. Hull of Iowa, chairman of the com
mittee on military affairs, reported back
tbe resolution calling upon the secretary
of war for a detailed statement of tbe
expenditures made under the direction of
General Leonard Wood during his admin
istration as governor general of Cuba,
with the recommendation that It He upon
the table, and moved the adoption ot the
report. Vpon that question Mr. Hay of
Virginia demanded the ayes and nays and
tbe roll was called.
The report was adopted 110 to 78. The
house then went into committee of the
whole and resumed the consideration of
the anti-anarchy bill. Mr. Powers of
Massachusetts, a member of the judiciary
committee, supported the house substitute
for the senate bill.
He took the position with the judiciary
committee that the law should protect the
president, not as an Individual, but as
Mr. Jenkins of Wisconsin a member of
the judiciary committee, expressed the
opinion that the language of the bill wss
unfortunate. He believed, be said, that
congress should make it a crime to kill,
or attempt to kill, the president, without
limitation of qualification.
"If a president should go to the wicked
city of Chicago, Incognito and while In
toxicated become Involved In a quarrel
and be killed," Interrupted Mr. Ray of
New Tork, "should his slayer necessarily
suffer the death penalty?"
"No president of the United States has
ever lowered himself to such an extent,"
replied Mr. Jenkins angrily, "and I de
cline to answer a- question which disgraces
the high office of chief magistrate." (Pro
Mr. Jenkins argued that the limitations
In tbe substitute bill would make It well
nigh Impossible to convict the slayer of
NEED GUIDANCE OF AMERICA
Filipinos, Says Baenranttne, Reoalre
Help la Embracing: Their
WASHINGTON. June 4. Senor Buen
eamlno today continued his statement be
fore the committee on Insular affair, ex
plaining the address to the Amerlcsn con
gress made by him advocating Philippine In
dependence. He said the original document
showed that he wrote it as Aguinaldo's sec
retary. He said he might be obliged te di
vulge some secrets of Agulnaldo and Lopex.
He stated there were four Filipino agents
abroad working at odds and making In
dependence Impossible.-. .
Bom sharp talk occurred between
Chairman ' Cooper and ; Representative
Jones over question put te) the witness
and especially regarding religious mat
ters In the Philippines.
Chairman Cooper intimated that the
questions put by Representative Jones to
the wltneaa was plain and palpable at
tempt to arouse religious prejudice. Mr.
Jones commented on the fact that the wit
ness, who had changed his views, "en
joyed a fat office," while Agulnaldo was a
Senor Buencamlno stated that he, as
well as Agulnaldo. bad been captured and
that he was alive today waa due to the
humanity of the American army. The
witness said Agulnaldo had a palace for
a prison. It was formerly occupied by
Commissioner W orcester and the govern
ment paid S500 Mexican a month aa ren
tal for it. It Is as large as tbe White
House in Washington. The witness said
Agulnaldo lived In this house, while bis
family bad at its disposal retinue of
servants, a carriage and an allowance to
provide food for the establishment.
Senor Buencamlno resented the sugges
tion that a government office had Influ
enced his testimony favorable to the
United States and declared that his law
practice at Manila waa worth $1,000 a
month, so that the $290 paid him as salary
could not have been an Inducement to him
to sacrifice his beliefs. He strongly op
posed a colonial system, declaring that
that system made Spaalsh rule a failure,
saying that failure should be a warning
to tbe United States. For the present, be
said, the Filipino were obliged to have
American guidance, as tbey had just
emerged from Spanish darkness Into
NOT AFRAID 0F VOLCANOES
Senator Morgan Plead for Klcaragraa
a Better Thaa Panama
WASHINGTON, June 4. Discussion of
the project of constructing an isthmian
canal was begun by the senate today. Mr.
Morgan of Alabama, chairman of the com
mittee on interoceanlc canals, opened the
debate, speaking nearly three hour. A
considerable portion of his speech was de
voted to ths examination of tbe recently
suggested danger to the Nicaragua canal
route of seismic disturbances.
This danger, he concluded, after a care
ful review of many authorities, existed only
in the Imagination of those who desired to
defeat any canal project. His study of
the situation bad convinced him that really
there was greater danger from volcanic
and earthquake disturbances to the Pan
ama route than to tbe Nicaragua route,
but be waa satisfied that little danger to
either was to be anticipated.
Mr. Morgan reviewed at length the polit
ical conditions in Colombia, finding in them
a grave menace to the United Slates in the
construction of canal by ths Panama
route. Hs presented also tbs present
phases of the diplomatic negotiations look
ing to the building of a canal by both the
Nicaragua route and by tbe Panama route.
He closed with a strong appeal for the
passage of the Nicaragua bill.
Mr. Quay called up the bill authorizing
the promotion and retirement of the pres
ent senior major general of the army
Major John R. Brooke and it was passed.
Mr. Piatt of Connecticut suggested that
tbe committee on military affair report te
the aenats a bill providing tor a perma
nent grade for officers, and Mr. Warren of
Wyoming, a member of the military com
mittee, thought that all officer who had
served la the civil war ought to be per
mitted to retire at one grade higher than
tbey beld ia the army.
A bill granting te ths state of California
(40 acres of land In Ilea of the section now
occupied by the Torre band or Tillage of
Miasma ladlaa waa passed.
PUBLIC LAND LEGISLATION
One Bill Relates to Grantiag Bigh of Way
Actom All Pnblio Domain.
IMPORTANT CHANGE IN LAND GRANTS
Committee Considers Bill to Allow
Road t Coasolldate Their Hold
ings by Exchanging with
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. June 4. (Special Tele
gram.) The senate public lands commit
tee todsy favorably reported Senator
Bard's bill authorizing the secretsry of
the Interior to grant rights of way across
the public domain, through forest and other
reservations snd all national parks, save
Yellowstone, for construction of dams,
reservoirs, canals, for irrigation, mining,
manufacturing, power, public water sup
ply and domestic purposes, also rights of
wsy for telegraph and telephone lines, for
trails snd wagon roads, these rights of way
to Include all necesssry isnds for tbe pur
poses specified. The privileges granted by
tbe bill ahall not be construed as Inter
fering with the control of water for irriga
tion or other purposes under the authority
of any state or territory.
The house public land committee today
considered Representative Miller's bill su
thorlzing land-grant railroads now hold
ing alternate sections of land received
from the government to consolidate their
holdings by relinquishing title to half of
the holdings and acquiring in their stesd
isnds adjoining sections retained. The bill
In modified form has been endorsed by tbs
secretary of the interior and la strongly
urged by western congressmen. Railroad
companies claim that under the prevailing
checkerboard system tbey cannot lease their
lands advantageously because stockmen ac
quiring the privilege of their use are now
prohibited by tbe department from fencing
any but the leased sections. Under a
former ruling the lessees of railroad lands
were allowed to fence not only the leased
areas, but the Intervening sections of gov
ernment land. When this practice was
stopped It greatly decreased the value of
railroad lauds as private pasture.
Secretary Hitchcock recommends thst the
bill be altered to provide that the exchange
shall be with the approval of the
secretary of tbe Interior and president, and
the lands selected by the railroads in lieu
of those relinquished must be approxi
mately of the same value and character as
the lands given back to the government.
Settlers on alternate sections of govern
ment lands, he believes, should also be
protected. An effort will be made to pro
vide that lands selected by the railroads
shall lie In the aame county with those
relinquished. The bill will be considered
more fully at the next meeting ot the com
mittee. Mrs. W. D. Godfrey of Omaha is visiting
in the home of her husband' parents, Mr.
and Mr. E. D. Godfrey of 842 Westminster
Coatract for Crestoa Balleiag.
The secretary of tbe treasury ha
awarded the contract for the construction
of the public building at Creston, la., to
W. J. McAlpin of Dixon, 111., at $71,800:
time to complete the work aeventeen
Tbe postmaster at Marsballtown, la., will
be allowed one additional letter carrier on
September 1. The postmaster at Alta, Ia ,
has been authorized to change the alte of
tbe post office to the building owned by
C. W. Weglsler.
A postoffice ha been established at
Sboles, Wayne county. Neb., with J. L.
Beaton aa' postmaster.
Harry J. North has been appointed sub
clerk and Arthur Hormek and Melvln L.
Keener have been appointed sub-letter
carriers In the postoffice at Cedar Rapids,
Captain Robert G. Paxton, adjutant.
Tenth cavalry, having reported his arrival
In this city from Cuba, will, upon the ex
piration of hi leave, join his regiment at
Nebraska F. D. Walker, Baker, Boyd
county, vice H. Toler, resigned; C. V.
Brede, Carns. Keya Paha county, vice John
Harms, resigned; Alexander Smith, Hope,
Hayes county, vice C. A. Overman, re
signed. TWO IMPORTANT CHANGES
Herbert Saeeeeda Paaaeefote and Hew
Spaalsh Mtalster Cornea
WASHINGTON, June 4 Two Important
changes In tbe diplomatic representation
in Washington were announced today.
Hon. Michael Herbert succeeds tbe late
Lord Pauncefote as British ambassador,
and Senor de Ojeda succeeds the Duke de
Arcos as Spanish minister.
Notice of Mr. Herbert's appointment
came to the state department today through
the British embassy here. At present Mr.
Herbert occupies a place without a counter
part in tbe American diplomatic service.
Hs Is first secretsry of embassy at Paris,
but with tbe rank of minister plenipotent
iary. In very few instsnces does the Brit
ish government employ an official of auch
high rank in tbe office of secretary ot em
bassy. The change In the Spaalsh legation here
came as a distinct surprise to all but the
Intimate friends of the Duke De Areos. He
came to tbe United Slates as the first
Spanish minister after tbe war, and natur
ally his position was a very delicate one,
requiring the exhibition ot Infinite tact to
avoid unpleasant incidents. He was very
successful in his mission, while socially bis
relations hsve been very pleasant.
" It Is understood that the change Is at
tributable entirely to tbe retiring minister's
desire to secure the best possible treat
ment for hla Impaired vision, which bas
caused blm much trouble and growing con
cern. Therefore be bas secured a transfer
to the Spanish legation at Bruasels. There
be will be as near as practicable to an
eye specialist who already has undertaken
bis treatment In Inconvenient Intervals.
Senor De Ojeda who succeed tbe Duke
De Arcos, come to Washington with excel
lent credentials. He waa secretary of the
Spanish peace commission at Petlers and
is t present minister to Tangier.
To Eeeaeatlse la Prlatlng.
WASHINGTON. June 4 The secretary ot
war has promulgated a general order in
tended to effect a large economy ia gov
ernment printing. It provides that here
after there shall he printed only tbe re
port of superior officer In command ot
military departments and la the field, and
cblcfa of bureaus of the department. The
reports of subordinate officers In tbs various
branches are act to be printed hereafter,
but the superior officers are expected to
present a resume of their content where
necessary la U bod et th report.
CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
Forecsst for Nebrsska Showers, Thunrler
eiorms snd Cooler Thursday; Krlrtsy
Fslr In West, Probably Showers In East
Temperatare at Omaha Yesterday i
Hoar. De. Hoar. Uea.
B a. m etn 1 p. m M
6 a. a M S p. a Mil
T a. m TO S p. m . . . . . . R3
8 a. m TS 4 p. m
H a. m TO B p. m M
10 a. m T p. m e2
11 a. m T T p. n Th
13 m MO N p. as TT
9 p. m T4
HOLD SIGNIFICANT MEETING
Rock Island Directors Adopt Amend
meats to Constitution of
CHICAGO, June 4. Stockholder or the
Chicago. Rock Is. snd ft Pacific railroad met
here last nigbt In annual conference and
adopted amendments to the constitution
thst sppear significant in the light of re
cent railway cotnblnstloa.
The rspltal stok was rslsed from $60,
000,000 to $75,000,000. Provision wss msde
tbet tbe highest amount of Indebtedness
to which the compter could be legally sub
ject wss not te exceed $200,000,01)0, exclu
sive of bond Issued for ths acquisition ot
additional railways or properties, nnd se
cured by mortgages or pledges of such ad
Article 111 ot the constitution wss clsnged
to empower tbe com pan ly "to build, con
struct, purchsse, lesse or otherwise ac
quire; to own, use, maintain and operate;
to sell, lease, mortgage or otherwise con
vey, lines of railway or railway property
In any of the ststes or territories ot the
The following named men were re-elected
to serve three years as directors of the
road: W. B. Leeds. Msrshall Field. E. G.
Reid and F. S. Wheeler. Tbe regular quar
terly dividend of 1H per cent was de
clared, payable August L
The annual report ot the company to
March SI, 1902, shows the gross earnings
from operation $28,385,845; operating ex
penses and taxes $18,254,725; income from
lands, losns and Investments to make a
total net income of $11,07,J69. From the
net income has been paid interest, rent
als of leased lines, bridges and dividend
on capital stock $.1(H),828, leaving a sur
plus for the year of $4,973,040.63.
KANSAS CITY MAN CAUGHT
R. J. Abbott Charged with Swindling
Grain Dealers, Arrested la
DULUTH, June 4. R, J. Abbott, charged
with swindling Kansas City grain dealers
out of $1,200 on May 16, was arrested here
today by Detective Matthew Kenney of that
city and Chief of Police Troyer, as he
stepped from the steamer Monsrch, which
has just arrived from Canadian ports. This
was the culmination of a three weeks' chase
after Abbott by Pinkerton men, during
which tbey followed him to Canada and
then shadowed him until he again set foot
on American soli.
Abbott at first strenuously denied his
Identity, but when tbe officers discovered
ia bis baggag underwear marked with bis
name and found a rating book of a Kanaas
City commercial agency in which tbe name
bad been written, but afterward partially
erased, be weakened and admitted that he
was tbe man.
He denies that be Is Implicated in the
fraud with which be is chsrged, and will
leave for Kansas City at 9 o'clock tomorrow
morning with the officers without requisi
It Is claimed thst Abbott, possibly as
sisted by accomplices, followed two car
loads of grsln from Rock, Mo., and sold It
to Kansas City grain men on the claim that
It was his own. Tbe same game was worked
about a year ago quite extensively.
COUPLE HISSED AT ALTAR
Groom Jeered by Women, Wis Say He
Bertayed Former Promlao
WORCESTER. Mass., June 4. One of the
most sensational scenes ever witnessed at
a church in thla city was enacted at St.
John'a Roman Catholic church her today,
when Mary E. Donaher, a teacher in the
public schools of Worcester was married
to Dr. Maurice W. Qulnn, a dentist, of
Brockton. As the wedding party entered
tbe church It was met with hisses from
1,000 women, who had apparently gathered
for that particular purpose. A detail of
police was present to protect the bride and
groom, but they were entirely powerless
to maintain order. The women rushed by
and around tbem close to the wedding party
and gave vent to their feeling In no un
Tbe demonstration grew out of the at
tempted shooting of Dr. Qulnn, several
days sgo. by Miss Bertha Condon of this
city, who asserted that Qulnn bad betrayed
her under promise of marriage.
OPEN SWITCH CAUSES WRECK
Two Are Killed aad a Somber Injared
la Aecldeat oa Soethern
REDDING. Cel., June 4. The southbound
Oregon express on tbe Southern Pacific
road, which left Redding at 10:45 last eight,
was wrecked about fifteen minutes lster
near Clear Creek, four mile from this
The accident was eud by a half-open
switch, which bad evidently been left
In tbat condition by aome unknown person.
The train Is a "double header" and was
running down grade at great speed. Both
engines were thrown into the ditch and
Engineer J. M. White and Fireman Fred
Taffel of th forward engine, were thrown
under the wreckags and crushed to death,
their bodies being fearfully mangled. The
mail car was thrown across the track and
all of tbs passenger coaches were ditched.
A number of passengers were more or
less injured, but se far as ran be learned
none waa killed. Th name of the la
jured passenger have sot yet bee a nscer
NEW POLITICAL PARTY BORN
to Be Called "The American
DENVER. June 4 A new political labor
party has finally been agreed upon by the
western labor convention, which adopted
a declaratloa for socialism and Independent
Th convention today adopted the name,
"Tbe American Labor union, for the or
ganization and voted to send organiser
throughout tbe east.
President Daniel McDonald say the party
will not eater the political field with nom
inations for at least another rear.
HOLDS ALL BONDSMEN
Supreme Court Serenes Decision ia ths
Eartlij Bond Case,
CAUSE SENT BACK FOR ANOTHER TRIAL
Opinion of ths Court ii Written bj Commia
sioner Boaooe Found,
ONLY ONE POINT OF FACT TO SETTLE
Tbat ii Whether Defalcation 0ocrar4 Dor
ic g First or Beoocd Term.
ALTERATION OF BONO NOT MATERIAL
If Defalcation Was Darin- leeesl
Term All Bondsmen Against Wbem
Actloa Is Peadlaa; May
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Juns 4. (Special.) Tbs su
preme court delivered an opinion late this
afternoon in which It Is held that If the
shortage of former Tressurer Bartley oc
curred during his secoud term of office all
of the six bondsmen, against whom pro
ceedings by the state are now pending, are
liable for the full amount claimed by th
stste. These bondsmen sre: W. A. Pax
ton, Thomas Ewobe, Cedet Taylor. C. C
McNish, E. E. Brown and John H. Ann.
The esse Is remanded to the dtotrlct court
of Douglss county with Instructions for sn
otber trial, st which the only question or
Issue to be considered is whether or sot tbe
defalcation occurred during the aecond
term, or In whole or in part during th
first term. It Is ordered by the court that
If the defalcation occurred during th last
term tbe defendacts are liable. Tbe amount
claimed by the state la approximately $600.
00. The opinion in this case Is by Commis
sioner Koscoe Pound, the Junior member
of tbe court commission. It 1 an ex
haust iv treatise on all questions brought
beforo the trlbunsl In Ibis action and I
one of the largest handod down In recent
years. Commissioner J. B. Barnes concur
in the finding, but Commissioner Oldham
takes no part, having appeared ence as
counsel In the caae in the capacity of
deputy attorney general.
Satisfactory to State.
"The decision is decidedly satisfactory
to the tate." aald Attorney General Prout.
"It mean that the state will recover a
Judgment against all of th bondsmen who
were defendants In this action. There Is
but one issue left for consideration, and
that is whether or not the shortage oc
curred during the first , or second term ot
"Tbe court holds that th record of th
settlement at th end of Bartley's first
term sre prima facie evidence that there
ws no shortage at the end ot the first
term. This being established, the burden
is on the bondsmen to shew that the abort
age was In the first term. If the shortage
waa In tbe first term Dor-e ot tbe lx
bondsmen would be llsbls under th bob
in question. If the shortage was in th
second term, all would be liable. If w
bold one we bold all.
"The only way now by which the bonds
men can be released Is tor Bartley to go
on tbe stand and testify that the shortage
occurred during- the first term, but b will
hardly do that, as hi own sworn report,
made at the end of hi first term, showed
thst bis accounts were square at tbat
"Tbe case will be tried again In the dis
trict court of Douglas county and before
a Jury. There is simply the queatlon ot
fact to be determined, and, a I ald be
fore, the burden 1 on the bondamen."
The caae has been three time before
the supreme court. In tbe first trial la
the district court a decision waa given la
favor of tbe bondsmen. Tbat Judgment
was later reversed by th cuprem court
and tbe case remanded. At th aecond trial
In the district court the finding was in favor
of the state, but this Judgmsnt alee was
reversed and the case again remanded.
At the third and last trial of th caae
In the district court a Judgment was fives
releasing W. A. Paxton. Cadet Taylor ana
Thoma Swobe, and holding E. E. Bro-ws,
C. C. McNish snd John H. Ame liable.
Th stat ppealed a to Paxton. Swob and
Taylor, while Brown, McNish and Ame ap
pealed aa to the atate. In th uprm
court the two branche of th cass wsr
Joined and argued at one time. There
were several other bondsmsn originally, but
all. excepting the elx now appearing a
defendants, were released upon varlone
gyllabns of th Case
Following Is the syllabus:
The rule thst a decision of thi court 1
the lsw of the esse not orny as to th
points expressly considered tn th opinion,
but as to all mattera necessarily Involved
In the Judgment rendered, has not the sans
application where the evidence at euoces
sive trials of the same csuse Is so ma
terially different as to affect the con
Whers the evidence at a new trial is or
msy be presumed to be metertally different
from that at a trial already reviewed by
this court In a aubsequtaa ,-evlew it will
Investigate the record uninfluenced by the
former decision except so far as questions
of law were there adjudicates, which apply
equally to the evidence at each trial.
A bond executed In pursuance to and IB
substsntial conformity with ths provisions
and requirement of a atatute need no
consideration to support It.
An undertaking not within the pnrvlew of
the statute may nevertheless be upheld a
a common law contract if otherwise unob
jectionable and supported by a considera
Under section 15, chapter xc. Compiled
Btatutes, an official bond -uut be approved
as well as executed and filed within tbe
time fixed by law. Such approval should
come before filing, and neglect so procure
apiroval of the bond renders the office
vacant, if forfeiture Is inilfced upon, al
though the bond Is duly executed aad filed.
While approval of th official bond of s
state officer Is not necesssry to Its validity
ss agalntt the ruretles therein but. ss It
Is for the benefit of the public, may be
waived, yet this waiver Is for th state to
make and the unauthorised filing of a bond
without approval does pot preclude th
stste from claiming forferiure under
said section 15, chapter x. Complied Stat
utes. The governor, not the secretary of state,
la to approve the bond of state treasurer,
hence so far aa the state is wncerned the
filing of a treasurer's bond by th secre
tary of atate. before It has been approved
by the governor, does not dispense with
the necessity of approval.
Unless and until the state declare and
enforcea a forfeiture. au h a bond become
effective ss against the principal and sure
ties from the time of delivery to and filing
by tbe secretary of stats, whether It la ap
proved or not.
Th approval of such a bond after Instead
of before filing thereof Is an 'irregularity''
within the purview of section u, chapter
a. Compiled Stalutea, and ha no effect
upon Ita validity.
If such bond Is so approved after filing,
quaere, whether the approval may not be
aald to relate back to the time or filing la
tbe eeriae that It would waive the neglect
to procure approval In tbe time Cm a by
It seems a proper construction of section
U. chapter x. Compiled Statute, that the
forfeiture therein provided la n incurred
by failure to procure approval of an offi
cial boed within- the time limited. provhi4
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