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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 18, 100'J TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
HAD RUSH FOR LAND
Jn Olend of Duit Hundreds Try for Open
POCATELLO IS PRACTICALLY DESERTED
Majority of Contestants, Heavily Armed,
Bide to Fort Hall,
SIGNS OF TROUBLE ARE APPARENT
Man Instances Where Several Want Sam
Tract of Land.
SPECIAL TRAIN GOES TO THE SCENE
Start Made na Orrsron abort Line
hop. Announce floor ol
Koon by Continued
rOCATELLO. June 17. Exactly at
1 o'clock 1,310 men and boys, of all ages,
rushed across the line of the ceded Fort
Hall reaerratlon and disappeared In a cloud
of duft In their mad rush for homestead
nd mineral lands. Most of them were
mounted on horses and ponies, a majority
heavily armed. Probably ,1,000 persons de
parted later with pack animals. Before 2
o'clock Pocatello was practically deserted.
Many signs of trouble were apparent be
torn the starting signal was given. In
cores of lnstancea It was known that
three or more men Intended to locate on
the same piece of land.
The boundary line of the ceded portion
of the reservation opened to settlement
today waa lined for miles this morning
( with people awaiting the hour of noon.
All morning Pocatello had been surrounded
by people, but the larger proportion gath
ered on the "hogback," a mile southeast
I of the city, and It was from this point
that the great rush took place. It began
at a whistle signal from the Oregon Short
The special train over the Oregon Short
Line railway from McCammon, the south
ern portion of the ceded lands, to Black
foot, run for the benefit of those who
wished to make entries at the land of
fice at Blackfoot, arrived at the latter
jPlace In the afternoon. The nearest point
jto the ceded portion Is seventeen miles
from Blackfoot and only 100 or so arrived
bead of the special train, though many
attempted to do so with relays of horses.
At Blackfoot every arrangement had
been made to handle the crowds and the
municipal and county authorities put on
large number of deputies to preserve or
der. CLEVELAND GETS A DEGREE
?sPreiMent Made Doctor of Juris,
prudence by Cathollo
PHILADELPHIA, June 17. For the first
, lime in the United States the honorary de
cree of doctor of jurisprudence waa con
ferred today at the Auguatinian college of
6t. Thomas of Villa Nora. The recipient
was former President Cleveland, who had
aireaay Had the degree of LL. D. conferred
by the Princeton university.
The ceremony of conferring the degree
upon Mr. Cleveland was a part of the com
mencement exercises of the college and fol
lowed the dedication of new
monastery, college and chapel. The Austrian
ambassador. Ladlslaus Hengelmuller, Baron
'von Hengerbar, received the honorary de
groe of doctor of philosophy. Honorary de-
'frees were also conferred as follows: Rev
William J. Hill, LL. D rector of St.
Taul a church, Brooklyn, and Judge Morgan
J. O'Brien of New York. Ph. D.; doctor of
Jaws, former Judge Joseph F. Daly of New
York and Judge p. T. Fitzgerald of New
The exercises were held in the college,
Archbishop Ryan presiding.
Cleveland Speaks Briefly.
Previous to conferring the diplomas, Mr.
Cleveland spoke briefly. He expressed bis
appreciation of the honor conferred upon
him, and continuing, said:
The Incident prominently suggests to my
I-'i'i w . u , Jml;rloua edict of education,
wnun forhldB the hindrance or disturbance
of I in high mission by religious UlBcrlmlna-
tioIV Social Rlnlirnni .... u t... i
----- ... vr una exienc sep
arates civlllxe.il communities. The repub
lic of education la based upon Identical
aim, equal Hunts In its opportunity and Im
partiality in the distribution ol lta rewards
This, It seems .to me, Is Impressively illua
tr"'cJ wJ"'n ,he severely Catholic college
Of Kt. Thomas of Villa Nova bestows lis
highest honorary degree upon one coii
rmcted with the management and holding
an honorary degree In the severely Frotest
;tant Princeton university.
The processes of education as they exist
In this country of oura have, or always
thnuld have. In addition tu other charao
'terlstlcs, especial harmony of purpose and
duslgn, as they are related to our govern
ment, and this should constitute between
our Institutions of learning a feeling of
) lllh Standard of Citlsensblp.
Whatever purposes may be Involved In
educational efforts among us, one of its
constant and permanent aims should be th.
cultivation and maintenance of a high
standard of American cltlaenshlp. When
recall the fait that the beneficence of
our scheme of government depends upon
the virtue of education of the units of our
icltlst rufhlp, It Is at once apparent that an
Important and common duty rests upon
very agency that undertakes the Instruc
tion of the youth of our land.
It will be a sad day for our nation when
!the forces of education and the teachers
. of moral living shall reasn to strive In
'unity to leaven the entire mass of our cit
izenship, or when their Influence In that
direction shall be divided and circum
scribed by religious and sectarian differ
Wnces. " The former president then addressed the
'srraduatrs, pointing out some of the duties
nd responsibilities tbey were entering
upon, and concluded aa follows:
You may be sure that you will fail to
Vfieet these obligations If you are not con
ipantly and solemnly Impressed with the
VonvlctUm thai your educational advan
tages are only valuable as they better fit
you to do your duty to your God, to your
jountry and to your fellowmen.
Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland and the other
(distinguished guests lunched at the college
after the ceremonies.
OUSTER FIGHTJS RENEWED
Attorney General of Missouri Moves
; to Strike Out Answer of
1 the Parkers.
JEFFERSON, Mo., June 17. The fight to
4ust the packers for violation of the state
anti-trust laws came up la the supreme
court again today, when Attorney Oeneral
. .Crow filed a motion to atrika nut th n.
turn of the packers. He herd that It la
'sot sufficient In that It Is neither a plea
of Justification nor disclaimer.
The court meets tomorrow, when the mo
tloa may be paaaed upon. It la the aame
s demurrer to the return aad If sus
tained. Judgment (& 4uiaUg xUl ioUov
GOVERNMENT IS TOTTERING
Overthrow of President Castro of
Yrnesnela seems Almost
NEW YORK. June 17. A Herald dlsratcn
from Port of Spain, Trinidad, says that,
owing to the news of the exodus of a
larg number of President Castro's support
ers from Venezuela, coupled with recent
defeats suffered by the government, the
revolutionists are hopeful of overthrowing
nuu in nic ensuing uiuiim.
Four hundred government t 4y wh
landed at Soro for the purpose yt ,
Qulra were completely defeated by 'i
Castro In the ensuing month
Corctga. The government lost sevei'
killed and many wounded, besides 150 men
General Mato's army, which la marching
on Caracas, has reached Carlnes, enroute
to Guarlco, where reinforcements are await
ing the revolutionary leader. Ouartco was
recently occupied by a large body of revo
lutionists, a portion of whom are Invading
Barabobo district, under the command of
Oeneral Pedro Conde.
The Barqulslmeto district Is almost en
tirely in the possession of the Insurgents.
General Valentine Perea has sent 400 In
surgents via Barralcas.
General Alexander Ducharme Is marching
from Maturln with a large force to
strengthen Cludad Bolivar, which is still In
the hands of the revolutionists. The In
surgents have held the town since June 8.
General Ayala, with 700 men in Coro,
has been besieged by General Rlerra.
. The overthrow of the Colombian revolu.
tlon seems to be complete. Leaders of tbo
revolutionary forces. Including General
Urlbe-Uribe and other chief commanders,
have arrived in Caracas, Venezuela, dis
heartened after escaping from the Colombian
troops by the Meta river. They were
pursued for eight days.
ST. THOMAS. D. W. I., June 17. Advices
received here from Georgetown, British
Guiana, under date of June 14, say that
the Norwegian steamer Jotun arrived at
Georgetown that morning from Venezuela,
and the chief officer reported that Vene
zuelan revolutionists "commandeered the
vessel, June 6, at Barancas.
The chief of the party. General Valentin
Perez, took charge of the vessel. Revolu
tionary troops were then embarked on
board the Jotun and she conveyed about
250 of them to Bolivar, landing them at
the latter place June 7, when Captain Mul
len was allowed to resume command of the
ship, and she was taken to the other side
of the bay, where she loaded cattle.
On her return voyage, when passing St.
Felix, Venezuelan troops fired on the Jotun
from the two vessels, killing Captain Mul
len and wounding a passenger, named
Nunez. The government vessels pursued
the Jotun, but she succeeded In escaping.
COMPLETES BOER SURRENDER
Last of Heroic Transvaal Fighters
Lay Down Arms and Re
turn to Work.
LONDON, June 17. A dispatch from Lord
Kitchener, dated Pretoria, June ,16, an
nounces the additional surrender of 815
Boers. This completes the surrender In
Under date of June 17, 'Lord Kitchener
announces that 700 Boers surrendered at
Bloomfonteln yesterday and all the sur
renders la the Transvaal and Orange River
Coloney are now complete. In the Trans
vaal H.1'25 men surrendered and 10,811
rifles were given up, while in the Orange
River Colony 5,395 men surrendered and
5.2S0 rifles were turned In. The figures
for Cape Colony have not been fully re
ceived. Lord Kitchener concludes aa follows:
"I have handed over the South African
constabulary to the civil authorities, as
the necessity for further military opera
tions has ceased."
KIMBERLAND, Orlqualand West, Mon
day, June 18. Commandant Kemp, General
Delsrey'a lieutenant, who surrendered at
Mafeklng May 11, has arrived here. In an
Interview today he gave some interesting
figure regarding the war.
He said that about 50,000 Boers were In
the field at the outset, and that only 1,500
out of the 5,000 available men fought at
Colenzo, where the Boer 'losses were not
heavy. At Splonkop, where the British
suffered so much the Boers had only fifty
six killed and over 100 wounded. Their
losses were heavier at Branksprut and
The Boers were often worried by the
British shrapnel and lyddite Are, but when
entrenched they did not fear the shells.
Members of the Boer forces aften managed
to get Into Johannesburg, Krugeradorp and
Pretoria, securing valuable Information,
and frequently crossed the blockhouse lines
at night. Commandant Kemp did not allow
the Boers of his commando to wear kahkl.
the Brltlsk uniform.
KIPLING CAUSES SENSATION
Disposed of Mob Which Threatened
Itottlna-dean Because of Pro
LONDON. June 17. The action of Rud
yard Kipling June 2, In dispersing a mob
which threatened the house at Rottlngdean,
Sussex, of his aunt. Lady Burne-Jones, the
painter, because of her having displayed a
black banner Inscribed: "You have killed;
you have conquered," has caused a local
sensation that shows no sign of abating.
When Mr. Kipling, who also Uvea at
Rottlngdean, went to the rescue of his aunt
and In so doing shouldered his way through
the crowd, he delivered a thoroughly Klp
lingesque oration of the kind the people
ol Rottlngdean were not accustomed to
hear from one who had established the local
rifle brigade and had stirred up local Im
perialism to the boiling point. To show
bis further disapproval of the attack on his
aunt's house Mr. Kipling has now shut up
the drill hall which he had given to the
public Thla action has created Intense
feeling. Mr. Kipling refused to express
an opinion regarding the black banner, but
he emphatically announces his disapproval
of Rottlngdean's manner of expressing its
disapproval of It.
MAY NAME BISHOP 0'GORMAN
Ions Falls, 8. D., Man Likely te Be
Apostolic Delegate la
ROME. June 17. Rt. Rev. Thomas O Oor
man. bishop of Sioux Falls, 8. D., who has
been in Rome some . time, will probably
be selected apostolic delegate in the Philip
pines. MELILLA, Morocco, June 17. Violent
earthshocks and subterranean rumblings
caused a panlo today among the inhabitants
of this town. No damage was dons and
there was no loss of Ufa.
PAUX. France. Juns 17. Several slight
earthshocks ware foil today in the arroft
diMej&e&i fit Cleroa-gailte-JUlrs,
PLOT TO KILL KING EDWARD
Sensational Story Afloat in London Which
ASSERTED ILLNESS ONLY AN EXCUSE
Accordlnar to Rumor Recovery Waa
Complete When Kins; Was
Enaconsed at Windsor
june 11. A
'v 'Trent in London to
, '''.' a plot to asss
w'lf . '"'' storv has cr
LONDON, June 17. A sensational story
onight of the dis-
assasslnate King Ed-
fi't . story has created considerable
discuss'.'.' , ewspaper and other circles,
but It Is . ilng In anything like official
confirmation. According to the surrent re
port King Edward's sudden Illness at AI
dershot was not due to a cold, but was
merely an excuse for withdrawing his maj
esty from public functions owing to the
discovery by Scotland Yard of a plot
against his life. The principals in this
plot have not yet been arrested.
It Is cited in confirmation of the story
that King Edward's recovery when he was
ensconsed at Windsor castle was as com
plete as his attack had been sudden. On
the other band it Is pointed out that If
his majesty's Illness was merely diplomatic
the officials took a great deal 'of trouble
In keeping up the friction. Sir Francis
Laklng, physician In ordinary to the king,
waa summoned by telegraph to Aldershot,
his prescriptions were hurriedly filled and
everything about the king's apartments In
dicated the genuine nature of hla illness.
Furthermore King Edward's journey from
AlderBhot to Windsor In his motor car and
the subsequent drive today in Windsor park
do not seem to Indicate any fear of a fur
ther attack upon his person.
At Scotland Yard tonight the utmost ret
icence was maintained concerning these
rumors. It was noticeable, however, that
the chief inspectors, who usually return
home at night, were all on duty there, and
while tbey refused to see newspaper re
porters until tomorrow morning they de
clined to either deny or confirm the rumor.
KING IS MUCH IMPROVED
Chief Concern Is to Husband
Strength for Fatlanes of Cor
LONDON, June 17. It is.,.- '.ally an
nounced that' King Ed"- '.-.-inuch better
this morning. (Hut'-"'''
The king passed a comfortable night and
his progress toward complete recovery is
uninterrupted. The precautionary measures
ordered by his physicians are due to the
necetslty of husbanding his strength In
view of the fatigues of coronation week.
Therefore the king will remain at Windsor
castle today. He was keenly disappointed
at being unable to attend the Ascot race
meeting today, which he intended to open
with all the state ceremonial of the early
days of Queen Victoria. He hopes, how
ever, to be present Thursday, Gold Cup
Queen Alexandra and the prince and
princess of Wales went to the races today.
The gold vase of 200 sovereigns, given by
the king for three-year-olds, was won by
George Faber's Ice Maiden.
Rocksand (Manor), won . the Coventry
stakes. The La Fleche filly (Martin) was
second and Red Lily third.
This cleared the way for the big race of
the day, the Ascot stakes (handicap) of
20 sovereigns each, which was won by
Scullion. Carbine finished second and
Rambling Katie ran third. Thirteen horses
IRISH WILL NOT TAKE PART
Are Not Golnsr to Participate In Cor
onation Ceremonies of King
LONDON, June 17. At a meeting of the
Irish members of the House of Commons
this afternoon resolutions to the effect
that the Irish nationalists, as a protest
against the "mlsgovernment of their coun
try," resolved to take no part in the pres
ent coronation ceremonies and that the
Irish party be summoned to meet in Dub
lin on the day of King Edward's corona
tion to take into consideration the condi
tion of Ireland were unanimously adopted.
SHORTS IN CORN SQUEEZED
Price of July Option Advances Four
and One-Half Cents In
CHICAGO, June 17. Excitement ruled in
the corn pit on the Board of Trade today.
The fear of a corner In July options, which
caused a sharp upturn yesterday, was
augmented ax the opening of business by
the reluctance of the big buyers of July to
sell. In consequence, shorts, who feared
a runaway market, bought everything lu
sight and bid excitedly for more In order
to stop tbelr losses.
Prices fluctuated widely and wildly. The
manipulated option opened rather stfady
t 6i to 64" cents, but at once began
wide fluctuations. July sold at 66 cents.
From that price It decllnod to 65V, cents,
only to be pushed up again In a short time
to 67V4 cents.
The supposed corner that Is at present the
only factor In corn is said by old traders to
be an assured fact. Last year's small jleld
of corn gave an early buying argument
when July options were first quoted. As
prospeoU for a good corn crop this year be
gan to develop the old-time bears sold
short. A bull clique, said to be led by
John W. Oates and bis Wall street associ
ates, bought, everything offered. Stocks of
contract corn have been very low and are
growing lower. AH told at present there
Is less than 2.000.000 bushels of contract
grade corn with which shorta can cover.
And yet the Gates crowd Is credited vith
having bought of these same shorts over
Shorts continued to cover In July, corn
feverishly up to the close f trsde. Gossip
on the floor had It that the elevators were
sgalnst the bull manipulators and that
they were rushing in contract stuff. This
wss given as a reason why the bull crowd
let the price Jump up so high early In the
month. It Is thought that the culmination
of the corner Is to be brought about within
ths week. July kept on the upward Jump
and closed strong. I l-8c higher than yes
terday's close, and at an advance of 414c
slnoe yesterday morning. The closing price
wss the highest of the day, C7c.
The tumult In the corn pit snd In the
smoking room of the board did not subside
during the session. Shorts were firm in the
belief that the corner would result In very
high prices before the end of the week.
Experienced traders said that the leaders
would never allow the price to make such
advances so early in the month were it
not that the thcrts were to be pressed until
they capitulattd. July corn with a gain
1 Y lealtrtaj . Jgw price at 47JJC
STILL ON ISTHMIAN CANAL
Senate Discusses .Nothing; Save Water
Way Across Isthmus of
WASHINGTON, June 17. Throughout to
day's session of the senate the Isthmian
canal question was under consideration.
Speeches were delivered by Messrs. Perkins
of California, Galllngcr of New Hampshire,
Stewart of Nevada and Morgan of Ala
bama. All advocated the adoption of the
Nicaragua route except Mr. Gall Inner, who
made a forceful argument In support of the
Panama route and who said his Investiga
tions convinced him that the Panama route
was the more healthful of the two. The
arguments of the senators In support of
the Nicaragua route were especially on the
ground of feasibility and wisdom. Mr.
Stewart and Mr. Morgan both contended
that the health conditions In Nicaragua
were superior to those In Panama.
When the senate convened at 11 o'clock
today Mr. Quay of Pennsylvania gave
notice that on Thursday, at the conclusion
of the voting on the Isthmian canal ques
tion he would move to discbarge the com
mittee on territories from further consid
eration of the bill providing for the ad
mission as states of the territories of Ok
lahoma, Arizona and New Mexico.
A bill was passed to regulate the com
mutation of sentences for good conduct of
United States prisoners.
The resolution offered yesterdsy by Mr.
Teller of Colorado calling upon the secre
tary of war for an Itemized statement of
the amounts paid by General Wood out of
the Cuban funds for the advancement of
reciprocity went over at the request of Mr.
Teller. It remains subject to his call.
Consideration was resumed of the Isth
mian canal project, Mr. Perkins of Cali
fornia addressing the senate in support of
the Nicaragua canal route.
In conclusion Mr. Perkins made a strong
appeal for the adoption of the Nicaragua
route, maintaining that In every essential
respect it was far superior to the Panama
The house amendments to the bill ex
tending the provisions and limitations of
the pension laws to the Indian war sur
vivors were concurred In.
Mr. Stewart of Nevada advocated the
adoption of the Nicaragua route.
Mr. Morgan, in charge of the bill, said
there had been raised no "false cry"
about the health conditions in Panama. It
bad been shown by the experience of all
mankind that Panama was one of the most
unhealthful places on the face of the globe.
A remark made by Mr. Morgan was re
garded as significant, as possibly foreshad
owing the result of the vote on Thursday.
Referring to the alleged wrongdoing by the
Panama Canal company, he said: "The
people believe It now, and when this sub
stitute is passed they will know It."
At the conclusion of Mr. Morgan's speech
the following bills were passed:
To amend the act providing for a perma
nent census office so as to include "un
skilled laborers" In the list of those em
ployes not Included in the civil service; to
provide for refunding taxes paid on leg
acies and bequests for uses of religious,
charitable or educational character; for
the advancement of art, etc.
At 6:08 the senate went Into executive
session, and soon afterward adjourned.
HOUSE CONSIDERS, BILLS
Spends Day Over Masters) Reported
from the Judiciary
WASHINGTON. June 17. The house
spent the day considering bills reported
from the judiciary committee. By far the
most Important measure waa that to amend
the existing bankruptcy law. The minority
made a vigorous effort to repeal the pres
ent law In toto, but was overwhelmingly
defeated, 65 to 137. The bill passed
amends the law In fifteen particulars to
meet defects which, it is said, experience
has proven. The most Important amend
ment Is to define preference to meet the
supreme court decision In the case of Ptrle
against the Chicago Title and Trust com
pany. Four additional grounds for refus
ing a discharge In bankruptcy are also
First, obtaining property on credit on
materially false statements; second, mak
ing a fraudulent transfer of property;
third, having been granted or denied a
discharge in bankruptcy within six years,
and fourth, having refused to obey the or
der of the coort or refusal to answer ma
terial questions approved by the court.
An evening session was held for the con
sideration of bills reported from the In
The house agreed to the conference asked
for by the senate on tha anti-anarchy bill
and Messrs. Ray of New York, Overstreet
of Indiana and Lanham of Texas were ap
The senate bill to allow appeals to the
supreme court from the decisions of the
Spanish claims commission by the United
States were adverse to the United States
and by the plaintiff where the claim Is In
excess of $3,000 was passed with an amend
ment. The house then entered upon the consid
eration of the bill to amend the bank
SHAW ENTERS DISAPPROVAL
Does Not Like Manner la Which Sun
day Exposition Agreement
WASHINGTON. June 17. Secretary Shaw
has forwarded to President Shaw of the
Louisiana Exposition company the form of
an agreement to be entered Into by the
directors of the exposition that during the
continuance of the exposition It shall be
closed to visitors on all Sundays. By these
terms of the act of March 3, 1901, making
an appropriation of ,5,000,000 In aid of the
exposition an agreement providing for Sun
day closing was made a precedent to the
payment of the appropriation. Some time
ago the exposition company filed with the
secretary of the treasury an agreement for
Suuday closing which was signed by the
officers of the company by direction of the
board of directors. Secretary Shaw has
disapproved of this agreement, on the
ground that it should have been signed by
the directors themselves snd not by the
officers of the company. The aecretary
will Insist that the new agreement be
signed by at least seventy-five of the ninety-three
directors. It Is assumed that the
agreement will be promptly signed as re
quired and returned to the Treasury depart
ment, when warrants for salaries and other
expenditures, which have been held up
pending the signing of the sgreement will
bs issued at once.
To Secure Titles to Friar Lands.
WASHINGTON, June 17. Cablegrams re
celved at the War department from Gov
ernor Taft indicate that satisfactory prog
ress is being made in his negotiations with
the Vatican authorities looking to the ac
quisition of the titles to the friar lends.
It Is believed also that the bases of agree
meat have been arranged, for the dtUlls
are now uader disnukslon.
IOWA PATRONAGE DIVIDED
Congressional Delegation lettlei Main
Federal Positions for Hawkejea,
ALL INCUMBENTS BUT TWO TO HOLD
Lot Thomas Pries Loose Collector of
Internul Revenue In North and
Hedges Loosens I s Same)
Place In South.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, June 17. (Special Tele
gram.) The Iowa delegation, at their con
ference today to parcel out the federal
patronage of the state, decided to recom
mend the following appointments for tho
northern district: United States attorney,
H. G. McMillan of Cedar Rapids, reappoint
ment; marshal, Ed Knott of Waverly, re
appointment; collector of Internal revenue,
J. V. Sammls of Lemars, new appoint
ment, vice eGorge Patterson; national baak
examiner, E. B. Shaw of West Union, vice
Henry Meyer. For the southern district
the following were agreed upon: United
States attorney, Louis Miles of Corydon;
United States marshal, George Christian of
Ues Moines, both of these being reappoint
ments; for collector of the southern dis
trict H. W. Weaver of Wapello was chosen
In place of George Kemble. The position
of pension agent, with location at Des
Moines, was left In the hands of Captain
Hull. The meeting of the delegation was
marked by general unanimity. Although
Representative Thomas made a very strong
plea In behalf of Mr. Sammls for district
attorney of the northern district, the feel
ing was entirely too strong In behalf of
Mr. McMillan, the present district attor
ney, to be overcome, and after the district
attorneyship matter was settled the dele
gation unanimously decided to recommend
Mr. Sammls for the collectorshlp. Mr.
Thomas could not say tonight whether Mr.
Sammls would accept the collectorshlp or
not. It Is believed by members of the del
egation that Mr. Sammls will accept.
The members of the Iowa delegation In
congress, with the exception of Senators
Allison and Dolllver and Speaker Hender
son, were guests of Secretary Shaw this
afternoon on a trip down the Potomac, the
United States revenue cutter Algonquin
having been chosen to convey the party on
the outing. The party left the wharf at
4:30 and returned about 10 o'clock. In ad
dition to members of the delegation, their
wives and daughters. Secretary Wilson anil
Miss Wilson, Solicitor of the Treasury
Maurice B. O'Connell and Director of the
Mint George E. Roberts were in the party.
John Jenkins at Washington.
John Jenkins of Nebraska, consul gen
eral to San Salvador, la in Washington for
a few days settling up matters with the
State department previous to his return
to his post. Mr. Jenkins says that he likes
the consular servlco and believes that the
United States has great opportunities In
Central America. Ho says there are 250
Americans In San Salvador, which makes
him rather lonely, but he rather likes that
sort of life and as he te constantly at work
doee not miss the absence of his own
people to any great extent. Mr. Jenkins
will go to New York before returning to
JVot for Baltimore.
Last night, according to a dispatch to
the Washington Post of this morning,
the city council of Baltimore refused to
change the name of Postoffice avenue in
that city to Mercer avenue, which it was
planned to name the street in honor of
Congressman Mercer of Nebraska. When
the ordinance came up last night for final
reading Councilman Gebhart Jumped on
the ordinance. He claimed that all credit
for securing the new postoffice and custom
house In Baltimore was due to former Con
gressman Mclntyre and not to Mercer. The
council, by a vote of 13 to 10, refused to
immortalize the Nebraska congressman,
and the old name will stand.
Place for Oceanrider.
For some time past the South Dakota
delegation has been endeavoring to secure
a position for L. G. Oceanrider of Webster
and it Is now understood a place has been
secured In the Department of Justice. Mr.
Oceanrider was an aspirant for a place !n
the consular service, but the prospective
vacancy in the Department of Justice,
which it has been Intimated he can secure,
has induced him to reconsider his desire
to enter the consular service for a much
better place at home.
Representative Burke of South Dakota
said tonight that be doubted very much
whether the Rosebud treaty bill would be
considered during the present session of
congress, in view of the fact that the bill
carried nearly $1, 500,000 of an appropria
tion. It Is else thought that the Irrlgation
lsts, now that the Irrigation bill has passed
will vote solidly against the free homes
feature of the Rosebud bill, as the adop
tion of the free homes clause would greatly
reduce the Income from the sale of public
lands, which It Is contemplated under the
Irrigation bill will set aside for the re
clamation of arid and eeml-arld lands in
The following postofflces will become do
mestic money order offices on July 1: Iowa
Anderson, Belinda, Boyd, Coppeck, Ehler,
Elrlck, Fielding. Haifa. Hlghlandvllle, Hil
ton, Homer, Lavlnia. Lima, Quandahl. Ros
coe. Silver Lake, Sulphur Springs, Trues
dala, Trone, Walford, Ylctlta. Yetter.
Dr. T. M. Wall has been appointed a
pension examining surgeon at Osceola, la.
The comptoller of the currency has ap
proved the National Bank of St. Joseph
(Mo.) as reserve agent for the Citizens Na
tional bank of Tecumseh, Neb. The Na
tional Bank of North America of Chicago
has been approved as reserve agent for the
Iowa National bank of Des Moines and
Marlon County National of Knoxvllle, la.
L. M. Intlehafer of Lansing, la., and
Clarence Broderlck of Fairfield, Neb., have
been appointed railway mall clerks.
Postmasters appointed: Nebraska H. H.
Wendt. Big Springs, Deuel count, vice W.
Kimball, resigned. South Dakota J. A.
Beaner, Canastota. McCook county.
Rural free delivery service will be es
tablished on August 1 as follows: Ne
braska Funk, Phelps county, one route;
area covered, forty-six square miles; popu
lation, 500. Lushton, York county, one
route; area, thirty-four square miles; pop
ulation, 475. Iowa Davenport, Scott
county, one additional route; area, twenty
one square miles; population, 517, the post
office at Jamestown to be supplied by rural
For Belllas; Llaoor to Indians.
SIOUX FALLS. S. D.. Juns 17. (Special
Telegram.) Lewis Vandry, who was cap
tured In North Dakota by deputy United
States marshals, today appeared before
Judge Garland of the United States court
and pleaded guilty to an Indictment charg
ing blm with selling liquor to Indians. Hs
wss fined $100 and sentenced to term of
Uty dajs Jo JaU at FUaOreau,
CONDITION OF THE WEATHERvnT cimv at? rrnm
Forecast f , Nel-Fslr Wednesday 1 OUKIi M LtADER
nmi iimirr in mum I'lTinmj inursuay
Fair and Warmer.
A a. m
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BISHOP, ADVISES NEGROES
Colored Divine Says They Mast De
pend Upon Themselves for I'ro
tectlon Against Violence.
CHICAGO. June 17. "The time has come
whpn the black man must depend upon
himself for protection. I do not stand for
mobs, but every negro should be prepared
to protect his home, his wife and children,
even to the death."
This advice was given at a meeting of
negroes last night by Bishop Alexander
Walters of the colored church of Ohio, after
he had warned bis hearers that all signs
pointed to a time of great trouble for them.
Bishop Walters is president of tho Afro
American council. The meeting was held
In the Olivet Baptist church and waa called
for tho purpose of taking action In tho
persecution of the negro residents of Eldo
rado and Harrisburg. 111., and the lynching
of Louis Wright In Missouri last winter.
A resolution was adopted and telephoned
to Governor. Yates, calling on him to take
Immediate steps to protect the lives and
property of tht colored people at Eldorado
and Harrisburg, 111.
Governor Yates, who Is In Chicago, said
last night: "The authorities have been
ordered to proceed against any persons who
may have been guilty of assaults against
the colored people of that locality and la,w
will be maintained."
BURLINGTON JAKES CONTROL
General Manawer H ol drear e Drops Into
Offices of Kansas City
A Omaha Itoad.
ST. JOSEPH. June 17. (Special Tele
gramsGeneral Manager O. W. Holdrego
of the B. & M. railroad, with a large party
of officials, arrived here from Omaha today
and Informed General Manager Raymond
Dupuy they had come to Inspect the books
and take over the property of the Kansas
City & Omaha railway, the formal transfer
to be made June 30.
Mr. Dupuy said: "This step on the part
of the Burlington will have no material
effect on the Grand Island nor its em
ployes. There will be no change in the
force so far as I know now. We still
operate the Grand Island and will continue
to do so. so far as I am able to state at
The official announcement c" the taking
over of the Kansas City & Omaha gives
rise to the question as to when the bal
ance of the Grand Island will be taken
over by the Union Pacific, If at all. So
far there Is no official ground for believ
ing the Grand Island has been sold to any
one, but the general belief is that it has
FIGHT DUEL 0NTHE STREET
Quarrel Over Land Claim Results In
Bloody Affair In Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okl., June 17. W. T.
MeMichael today shot and killed W. E.
Johnson, a well known young business man
on the street here, the result of a dispute
over a contested land claim. While he was
lying on the ground Johnson shot Me
Michael In the abdomen. MeMichael re
turned the shot and Johnson expired
within a few minutes. MeMichael cannot
The shooting took place In the north end
of town. E. E. Brown, editor of the Times
Journal, and Johnson were standing to
gether on the sidewalk when MeMichael
approached and began firing without warn
ing. In the exchange of shots that fol
lowed Brown fired five shots, but without
effect. MeMichael Is said to have threat
ened to kill both Johtson and Brown.
UNFORTUNATE GOES TO DEATH
Man Jumps Into Ohio River Because
There Was 9io One to
WHEELING, W. Vs.. June 17. About 11
o'clock last night a man's suit of clothes
was found on the steel bridge. Indicating a
suicide In the Ohio river.
In a coat pocket was found a note, In'
which the writer said he had decided to
end hla life, as no one cared for him, even
the girl he loved. There was a letter ad
dressed to W. S. Mahn, 75 William street,
Washington, Pa., and one dated February
28, from Easton, Pa., and signed "Mabel,"
accompanied by her vignette, showing the
writer to be a beautiful girl.
The supposed suicide In another letter
claims to hall from New York City, but
there was nothing found to disclose his
Identity. His body has not been recovered
and nobody saw him make tha leap.
SCORES RECEIVE DEGREES
One Hundred and Fifty Honored at
Chleasro University Con
vocation. CHICAGO, June 17. Contrary to expecta
tion. President W. R. Harper of the Uni
versity of Chicago, had no new gifts to an
nounce at the convocation exercises of the
university held here today.
He said that gifts during the year aggre
gated $2,012,000, (1,250.000 of this sum hav
ing come from John D. Rockefeller.
President Henry Smith Prltchett of the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology de
livered the convocation address. Degrees
were conferred on 159 graduates.
During the exercises it was learned that
the proposition to separate the sexes dur
ing the first two years of college life bad
been quashed by the university senate.
SUDDEN DEATH IN RUNAWAY
Herman A. Tnliba, Well Known Capi
talist of San Francisco, Thrown
from a Sugar.
BAN FRANCISCO, June 17. Herman A.
Tubbs. a well known capitalist of
San Francisco and member of the Tubbs
Cordage company, haa been lustantly
killed near his home In Sausallto in a run
away. Mr. Tubbs, bib wife and Miss Ella
Coughlln of Sausallto bad Just started for
a race when the horse became frightened,
throwing the occupants of the buggy out.
Mr. Tubbs struck on bis bead, breaking bis
neck. Mrs. Tubbs and Mlsa Coughlln were
badly bruised and cut, but sot seriously Injured,
Eepublioans Meet at Lincoln with Head of
Ticket in Doubt.
EIGHT CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR
Aspirants and Bupporters Burgs Through
Hotel Corridors in Crowds, '
STUEFER WITHDRAWS FROM THE RACE
Issues Card Saying He Declines to Seek Ee
comination in Interest of Harmony.
PROSPECT FOR LONG SESSION GOOD
Contest for Governorship May Lead
to Many Ballots Before a Nomina
tloa Is Made and No Pro
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, June 17. (Special Telegram.)
At midnight Treasurer Stuefer's ex
pected withdrawal was announced In the
following written statement:
Deeming It to be for the best Interests
of the party with whlih I have long ami-'
luted and which bus honored me on many
occasions and to which 1 expect to con-
tribute in the future as In the past mv best
efforts anil services. I hereby withdraw
my name fmm the list of candidates for
the nomination for stute treasurer to be
made at the state convention to be held
on the 1Mb Instant. During my Incum
bency 1 have served the public with the
best ability and Judgment 1 could com
mand, but now In the InUaest of harmony
and to promote the wrlfiire of the iiarty
I llnally and positively retire as a candidate
On the eve of the republican state con
vention more uncertainty surrounds tho
places of the state ticket that are open to
competition than for many years. The
activity with which the nominations are
sought is attested not only by the large
number of candidates who have opened
hcadqunrters, but also by the unprece- '
dented attendance of prominent republican
politicians from all parts of Nebraska. The
hotels are turning away guests and hotel
corridors are scarcely passable because of
the surging crowds. It would be useless to
try to enumerate the well known people
who are here because the list would In
clude nearly everyone who has more than
local fame In polities.
Strength of Gubernatorial Aspirants.
The gubernatorial row has signs out for
eight candidates ambitious to succeed to
the executive office. On the question most
frequently asked. How do the respective
candidates stand? the genernl sentiment of
those whose opinions are worth having Is
that Robertson of Madison will lead In
the first ballot. Mr. Robertson Is expected
to have behind him the larger part of the
Third district and a good share of the
Sixth and ought to run up between 200 and
250 votes. For second place Black of
Franklin is picked, with a substantial fol
lowing from the Fifth congressional dis
trict, together with some scattering votes,
altogether not far from 200. Below these
other candidates are likely to be bunched.
Sears of Burt will take the river counties
of the Third district and a large part of
Douglas. Mickey of Polk will draw bis
strength chiefly from the Fourth district
at first and Jcssen of Otoe from the First
district, outside of Lancaster, which will
present II. H. Wilson, who will also have
support from neighboring counties and
some scattering votes. Dlnsmore of Clay
will cut into Black a trifle In the Fifth
and Van Dusen may have a few votes if
he persists In having his name presented.
Van Dusen has put up a sign on hla
room, which Is presided over by Judge Bax
ter, and tried to hold a caucus tonight of
a few of his friends on the delegation to
determine what course to pursue. He Is
still talking of carrying a contest Into the
convention to have himself seated In place
of the delegate who beat blm out at the
South Omaha primaries. As this Is the
only case where the credentials are ques
tioned, doubt is expressed whether ths con
vention will waste much time on It.
Successor to BtuefTer.
Next to the governorship the treasurer's
nomination Is occupying the center of at
tention. The withdrawal of Stuefer last
night adds to the interest In this contest,
even though his withdrawal had been an
ticipated. There are several active can
didates. Including Peter Mortensen of Val
ley, John T. Bressler of Wayne, John J.
Jonhson of Saunders, Sherman Saunders of
of Knox and Agle Axen of Stanton. There is
a whispered suggestion that if Lancaster
falls to win out on governor It will spring
Its former county treasurer, A. M. Sullivan.
As a matter of fact, however. It Is con
reded that geographical considerations will
play a part in the allotment of thla office.
If the governorship goes north, the treas
urershlp Is likely to come south, and vice
versa. The desire to have some foreign na
tionality represented on the ticket Is likely
also to have Its influence.
For lieutenant governor the only avowed
candidates are Holbrook of Dodge and Mc
Gilton of Douglas, but this office la also
subject to new conditions that may be pro
duced by the outcome of the gubernatorial
fight. Without any disturbing change the
outlook for MiGllton Is considered good,
although It s possible that some of tbs de
feated aspirants for governor might look
to the lieutenant governorship for balm.
First Session of Convention.
The convention will meet In the Audi
torium at 2 o'clock, with Norrls Brown of
Buffalo aa temporary chairman and Ed A.
Allen of Johnson as temporary secretary.
The arrangements for the distribution of
the tickets and the accommodation of del
egates and spectators are decidedly better
than usual. As chairman Mr. Brown will
confine hla efforts to a keynote speech, to
which his tried eloquence is sure to do full
justice. He will relinquish his gavel to a
permanent chairman and as Judge 8. P.
Davidson is the only aspirant for this
honor, It will doubtless be conceded to
blm without competition.
People are looking for a comparatively
prolonged contest over the governorship.
It Is likely that the afternoon session will
do no more than perfect the organization;
adopt the resolutions and take an In
formal ballot on governor, leaving the real
balloting to an after-supper session. It
would not be surprising, especially In view
of the disposition of deadlocks msnlfestsd
in congressional conventions this year, if
the state convention should Indulge in the
luxury of a goodly number of ballots before
centering a majority on the winner.
Platform Prosperts. I
As to resolutions, those relating to na
tional issues will probably follow along the
lines laid down In other states where re
publicans have already held their conven
tions, but some reference to local condi
tions Is likely to be added. The most tick
lish question is that of the plea for Cuban
reciprocity, wi which there U ft dlnftcJ
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