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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 25, 1902 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COrY FIVE CENTS.
flSIIIMSTS PLAYING A FREEZE-OUT GAME
WILD SCENES OF DISORDER
KING EDWARD Of ENGLAND CRITICALLY ILL
Popollst Convention In Kansas Kot
reaceable and Almoat
End In Rovr.
TOPEKA, Kan., June 14. The people's
Each of the CenTentien Tries to Foro
the Hand of tha Othar.
BOTH WANT TO NAME HEAD OF TICKET
sual Deadlock Appean at Opening of
Two-Ei ngd Circus.
POPULISTS DEMAND THE GOVERNOR
jWuaa to Negotiate Until the Democrats
Make that Oonoeeaion.
DEMOCRATS NAME SMYTH FOR THE PLACE
oughts County Man Indaraad on First
Ballot by His Faction.
WMONY NOT SEEN AT GRAND ISLAND
enty of Oratory on Tap, but Ko
Sign of Peace.
.POPULISTS LEAN TOWARD HARRINGTON
rid of th Popoeratlo Hosts In At
Undue, bat WhoU Coa titles
Are Without Integrates at
the Convention Ilnlla.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
GRAND ISLAND. Neb., June 24. (Spe
cial Telegram.) At the hour of going to
tress the populist and democratic conven
tion! were In deadlock on nominations for
S state ticket.
, At 1 a. m. the deadlock continued un
fcroken, with the populist backing Har
rington and the democrats backing Smyth.
The (act thai Harrington, in spite of pro
testations In advance of the convention,
&ad not come in to object against the use
tet his name seemed to strengthen bis sup
porters In thoir steadfastness, being taken
as proof that he was in a receptive condi
tion. It was reported that Harrington had
intimated that he would accept if the
domination came from both conventions,
i On the other hand, Smyth's friends were
equally active for him. Elmer Thomas at
(nldnight said: "I see no present solution
'to the deadlock. I fear it may result in the
nomination of two tperat tickets, as
telther democrats nor populists exhibit any
disposition to yield to the other."
I Edmlsten says: "It must be a populist
br we cannot hope to make a successful
f Contrary to precedent, the democrats bad
proceeded to nominate Smyth for governor
.without even Inviting a conference with
"their populist alllea. This was dona on
tha first ballot by a vote of more than two
no one, only Vlfqualn and W. H. Thomp
son receiving complimentary votes. The
station of the democrats raised the Ire of
the populists, who had Instructed their
-fcotnmlttee to hang out for division of
Offices that would give them the governor
ship. The committee later agreed that no
tone should be declared the nominee until
fie had received a majority in- both con
tractions. Without waiting for a report
Hhey proceeded to ballot, M. F. Harrlnrton
leading amidst a widespread distribution of
The attendance at the conventions turned
tout better than indications last night
promised. The morning trains brought sev
eral large delegations, the chief one that
ktarrylng the Jacksonlan club of Omaha.
(The democratic convention showed up about
,800 out of the 1,200 accredited delegates,
nd the populists about 700 of their 1,200.
ffh hall assigned the populists was alto
gether too small, having a seating capacity
Ot only 600.
. Many Conntle Missing".
i In the democratic convention fifteen
(Bounties failed to respond to roll call, and
.with the populists the number of counties
.Unrepresented was still larger. In his
jipeecb as chairman Mr. Harrington un
dertook to suggest that the crowded hall
'disproved the reports that the populists
Were thinning out, and in the same breath
apologised for their non-attendance by aay
Dg they were unable to get free railway
t Almoat all the former fusion offlce
boldera were much in evidence, tha notable
xceptlon being ex-Treasurer Meaerve. Not
fc. word was said la reference to Meserve
pr other delinquent fusion ex-officers. In
till the arraignment of alleged republican
misrule great care had to be exercised to
Ignore the gross neglect of the fuslonlsts
lo carry out their pledges when they were
As chairman for the populists old John
' powers displsyed remarkable vitality, con
sidering bis age, and made a really effi
cient presiding officer. The same cannot
be said for Judge Travis, who presided
for the democrats. Travis not only showed
a. distressing Ignorance of parliamentary
usage, but at times completely lost bis
fcead, frequently leaving the delegates in
state bordering upon pandemonium.
In peculiar contradiction to the fu
sion 1st cry agalnat imperialism, the gavel
fcsed by Chairmen Powers was a glided
Scepter, picked up among the parapher
nalia of the lodgeroom, on which the im
perial crown was the most conspicuous or
nament. ' On reassembling the ugly mood of the
Belegat was shown by a motion to pro
ceed to an Informal ballot on governor
Without waiting for the conference com
mittee report. After some sparring the
motion carried, the roll call on governor
Harrington, 382: Barry, 23; Berge, 168;
Coffin. 104; Poynter, 14; Alien, SI; Hennln
aTer, 13; Sutherland, 79; Stark. 29; Sprecher.
47; Gilbert, 20; Bryan, 8; Smyth, 8; Vlf
qualn, 10; H. M. Sullivan, 16; Dstnerall, 69.
DEM0CRATSNAME C. J SMYTH
J?lck Candidate tor Governor on first
Ballot and Take a
(From a Staff Correspondent )
' GRAND ISLAND, Nub., June 14. (Spa
tial Telegram.) The democrats assembled
In the opera bouse and st I: SO were called
o order by Chairman Hall of the slats
Committee. "And In another vein," de
Glared Mr. Hall la the course of his brief
remarks. "I wish to say that news has
'teen received that King Edward has been
Stricken, perhaps fatally. ("Hurrah for
Bryan," interrupted a voice.) And I want
to ask you to do nothing here today In
appropriate to the stricken king's condl
Omitting the usual formality of an In
Vocation Mr. Hall introduced H. D. Travis
M Cats, wh bad been selected by lbs slate
Work ol Fusion
At 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon the populist and democratic state
conventions were called to order at Grand Island. Neither had a full
attendance of delegates.
After ortranl''' '.by the selection of John TJ. Towers as chairman,
the populism nr ' mmlttee of seven to confer with the democrats
on the basis o., .'''v "'''ting the committee to enter Into no nego
tiations with the bw, latter had conceded the governor
to the populists. . ''V' ,
The democrats organized . '''.. '; oratory from Ttrnporory
Chalrninn Travis, W. J. Bryan au . , nominated C. J. Smyth for
governor on the first bnllot. A comm'iwye of seven was named to
notify the populist convention of the action taken by the democrats.
An effort to Instruct the committee to proceed with negotiations for fu
sion was voted down.
It Is likely the customary deadlock will ensue, as neither party
wants to concede the governorship to the other. In his speech to the
democratic convention, thanking It for the nomination, Mr. Smyth said
he hoped he would not again be compelled to withdraw In the Interest
of harmony, as had happened two years ago. The populists say they
will not endorse Smyth as their candidate, and that the governor
must be a populist.
The action of the democrats so Incensed the populists that they
commenced to ballot without waiting to hear from their committee. M.
F. Harrington had the lead, but the vote was much scattered.
committee to preside aa temporary chair
man. Mr. Travis delivered a prepared
speech, in which he urged with vehemence
that the' democratic party needs no re
organizing. He said:
Oentlemen of the Convention: We are
assembled bore for the purpose of perfect
ing our party organization, adopting our
plan of campaign, running our candidates
and arraigning the republican party before
the people of the etate fur its shortcom
ings. Upon the prudence, temperance, fore
sight and good Judgment exercised by us
here today depends our success at the polls
in November next. Republicanism in this
state atxl In the nation has come to mean
that property and government go together,
that party Interests are allied on the Hide
of government and that government Is al
lied on the elde of property not on the side
of the rlghta of men. I assert that the re
publican party of the state of Nebraska,
has allied Itself with the grcajt railroad
corporations of this state. It could not
hope for success without them and It has
come to pass that no candidate, however
fit, can be nominated In the state of Ne
braska for the office of governor by the re
publican party without the consent of these
Trusts are the result of the policy of re
publican principles. They are thP out
growth of the applied science of paternal
Ism and commercialism. The democratic
party teaches that property and govern
ment should be divorced; that government
Is for all of the people all of the time and
nut pul l of thn people all of the lime. Slnca
the necessities of life have doubled in
price, but the man who works by the day
on the farm, or the railroad, or In the shop,
has had but a scanty advance in his wages.
While the necessities of life have advanced
100 per cent, wages have advanced only 10
per cent. I speak advisedly. I know what
the laborer receives in the state of Ne
braska. Fellow democrats, do you propose
today to nominate a ticket that is tainted
with republicanism, or In the least under
the Influence of the corporations? If you
do, you will suffer defeat. No man can
help command corporations and be either
a commander or a servant of the demo
On the Philippines.
The republican party long since failed to,
recognise the saving truths of the Declara
tion of Independence. It has repudiated the
doctrine taught by Lincoln, and today the
great teachers of republicanism in the
United States senate laugh to scorn the
nestor of . the American senate when he
says to them: "For the Philippine islands
you deny the Declaration of Independence
and for Cuba you affirm it." They are deaf
and cannot hear when he says: "You have
got the gratitude of a free people In Cuba
and in the Philippine Islands you have a
sullen silence." They are deaf or do not
listen when he says: "From Cuba you have
brought home nothing but glory, but from
the Philippine Islands you have brought the
hatred of a subjected people."
While millions upon millions of acres of
land are waiting for the settler at home
and we have a land capable of supporting
3i).ono.OOO, with only about au.w.i.uuo or peo
ple to occupy It, we find the warrior Roose
velt, the statesman Lodge and the poli
tician Beverldge. eager for the conquest of
the Asiatic Islands, and when two republics
In South Africa stood up and asked for
sympathy, if not recognition, they denied
It. At the very time the Boers were laying
down their arms and their liberty, one of
the commercial co-partnere of the repub
lican party was hobnobbing with King Ed
The republican party In Its platform
makes the fatal admission that under the
republican administration of affaire in this
state the public debt has Increased until it
exceeds the constitutional limit, an admis
sion against Interested and competent evi
dence of their Inability to govern Ne
braska. The same party at the same time
boasts of Its financial ability In the admin
istration of affairs In this state, but they
only go back two years. They are careful
to stay within the four years' statute of
limitations. Hut we are willing to com
pare the record of Governor Holcomh with
the record of Governor Savage. We are
willing to compare the record of Governor
Poynter with the record of Governor Sav
age. We are willing to compare the rec
ords of these two men with any republican
ever elected to office.
- More Taxes Needed.
The republicans say that they realise the
condition of the state finances, which
urgently require measures to increase Its
resources, and they say that there should
be more strict enforcement of the laws re
lating to assessment. The last legislature
was repuoucan, out we got no relief at Its
hands. We needed legislation touching
taxation and the collection of taxes tn Ne
braska. What will they do next year?
I ney win io simpiy as tney nave done in
me iavi, . i j joi U l tun lui dura
tions and for the corporations. The people
will gei no rciiei. eeiy ine repuoucan
press consigns the political corpse of Bryan
io ine iomD. dui siraianiwav ne is renorrert
to be seen walking amongst men by this
same republican Dress. Bryan la not an
Issue here; neither is silver. If Bryan or
any other democrat shall be the choice of
this convention, rest assurei, republicans,
that you will not control the government
of the state of Nebraska for the next two
Ora-aatstnar the Convention.
J. J. O'Connor of Hall was elected
temporary secretary. The credentials
handed to the secretary were accepted,
there being no contests, and the temporary
organization was made permanent. The
convention authorized the chairman to ap
point a committee of seven on resolutions
and these were named: J. C. Bowlby of
Saline, Ed P. Smith of Douglas, W. H.
Thompson of Grand Island, O. W. Loomls
of Dodge, O. A. Lulkhart of Madison. M.
D. Welch and J. H. Harley of Lancaster.
A motion, by Faioon of Richardson, to
appoint a committee of seven on confer
ence was postponed until after the conven
tion agreed on a nominee tor governor. Be
fore proceeding further OUle James of
Kentucky and W. J. Bryan were called on
The former paid a magnificent tribute
to Mr. Bryan, who returned the compli
ment when It came his turn to speak.
Bryan devoted considerable time to the
democratic reorganizes, referring several
times to "the Insolent speech of that former
democrat, Cleveland, st the Tllden club
Declare far (myth.
On motion of John Maher ths convention
proceeded to ballot for governor, first tak
ing an Informal expression, which was as
follows: Smyth, 699; Vlfqualn. 331; Thomp
son, 120; Koenlgsleln, 76; Barry, 1; Stevens.
1. On lb la test of strength Douglas voted
(Continued on Second Page.)
DIETRICH HAS COMPROMISE
Proposes Boheme by Which Cuban Reciproc
ity Bill May Get Through,
DENIES HE ANTAGONIZES PRESIDENT
Intra Collector of Internal Revenue
on the Ground to Make a Fight
Aarainst Congressional Rec
ommendation. (From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, June 24. (Special Tele
gram.) Senator Dietrich denies that he Is
in opposition to the president's policy as to
reciprocity with Cuba. He says the presi
dent throughly understands his position
and he regrets very much that the people
of Nebraska have been misinformed as to
the position he has taken. Yesterday the
senior senator from Nebraska made a prop
osition to several senators on both sides of
the Cuban reciprocity question, which there
seems to be a disposition to accept. The
senator. In explaining the proposition, said
that It was to get into conference next
Tuesday afternoon and take a vote by secret
ballot as to whether or not the Cuban
reciprocity bill shall be reported. If a ma
jority of the senators are favorable to re
porting the bill on Cuban reciprocity then
all bills which have been Introduced shall
be submitted to the conference, and which
ever bill becomes the choice of that con
ference shall be the bill to be reported to
ths senate, and that all republicans are to
stand bound not to vote for any material
amendment. The senator said that h be
lleved that this would solve the question
and at the same time put the party In a
position which would be absolutely impreg
The hope that was entertained last week
for the passage of the Rosebud reservation
bill is to be blasted and the bill only
stands one chance In a thousand of receiv
ing recognition from thn speaker during
the present session of congress. Repre
sentative Cannon said today to a delega
tion of South Dakntans that he would ex
haust every parllmentary right he had to
defeat this and all other treaty bills carry
log appropriations with them. He served
notice that he proposed to suggest a new
line of policy In making of treaties with
Indians that would prevent the payment of
money to the Indians until after the gov
ernment had received the price to be paid
the Indians from the sale of the lands.
Disappointment to Settlers.
This will be a great disappointment to
thousands who had hoped to be able to get
into the reservation and settle upon the
land this summer. In some particulars,
however. It may be a blessing In disguise,
as under the law It would be sixty days
after the proclamation of the president
opening the lands to settlement before ac
tual settlement could begin, and in view of
the fact that a considerable length of time
would necessarily elapse in the making of
rules and regulations governing the open
ing of the reservation It might not be pos
sible to open the reservation until very
late in the fall. The members of the
South Dakota delegation, however, feel cer
tain that they will be able to pass the
measure at the short session of congress
which will bring about the opening of the
reservation to settlement In May or June
of next year.
Every possible thing has been done to In
terest the speaker in the bill, but with so
much important legislation pending he has
as yet been unable to see his way clear to
the granting of time for consideration of
the bill, and in all likelihood It will go over
until the next session.
Patterson Conies to Protest.
The advance guard of protestants against
tha action of the Iowa republican caucus
In apportioning the federal patronage has
arrived in Washington. J. W. Patterson of
Dubuque, collector of the northern district
of Iowa, and 8. W. Rathbun of Marlon,
editor of the Marlon Register, arrived in
the city last night for the purpose of pre
senting Mr. Patterson's case to the presi
dent. Mr. Patterson comes to the capital
fortified by a petition containing 130 names
of leading business men in the northern
district of Iowa and representing upward
of $20,000,000, all urging the president to
retain Mr. Patterson, who, it la stated, has
made one of the very best collectors the
state ever had and whose office stands at
the head of the internal revenue collecting
districts In the United States.
Mr. Patterson expects to conduct his own
campaign. He says he is not here to make
a fight on any member of the delegation
but he la here to urge, in a dignified way,
his retention. Captain Rathbun Is here
to give Mr. Patterson any pointers that
may be necessary in helping his case along.
Protests of a very serious character have
also been filed agalpat ths renomlnatlon o
District Attorney McMillan. It Is thought
however, that the president will not go
behind the unanimous recommendation of
the eleven congressmen and two senators
from Iowa and that after having heard the
protests he will proceed to carry out the
wishes of tha delegation as expressed
through their recommendations.
Haral Rontes In Third District.
Charles E. Llewellyn, special agent of
rural free delivery, has received rural free
t Continued on Second Page.)
party state convention tonight completed
the nomination of the-following ticket:
Justices Supreme CoOrt Foot years.
Frank Doster of Marlon f,' six years, E. 8.
W'aterbury of Lyons. B. r Milton of Ford.
Congressman-at-Largo J. D. Botkln,
Lieutenant Governor Fred J. Close, Ellis.
Attorney General F. M. Fearl. Brown.
Treasurer D. W. Hefflebower, Miami.
Superintendent of Public- Instruction F.
C. Powell, Reno.
Superintendent of Insurance D. J. Hart,
The convention was the scene of a lively
contest all today in regard to the question
of fusion with the democrats. There were
a large number of stralgbteut populists In
the convention who wanted, a ticket nom
inated without reference to the wishes of
the democrats. While this element was
numerous enough to put up a strong fight,
it could not control the policy of the con
vention. Fusion was accordingly adopted.
The above ticket was submitted to the
democratic state convention late tonight
and will become a pan of the democratic
ticket. The democrats In their convention
In Wichita last month nominated a gov
ernor and the other officers except those
today chosen by the populists. By this
sort of a combination the allied forces hope
to overcome the provision! of the antl-
Very turbulent scenes marked the prog
ress of the meeting today. . Senator Harris,
the temporary chairman, delivered a key
note address this morn Ins. This session
was peaceable, consisting inly tn the ap
pointment of the usual committees. In the
afternoon the fusion element, after secur
ing the organization, attempted to "rail
road" the proceedings in favor of amalga
mation with the democrats. Then the battle
started. At numerous periods during the
afternoon the 700 or more delegates ap
peared to be all talking at once, so great
was the confusion. The antl-fusioniets
were more than determined to defeat the
designs of the other element.
On only ona matter the selection of
Senator Harris for temporary chairman
was there anything like unanimity. Every
other step the convention took was con
The resolutions reaffirm the principles
of the last national platform; demand the
initiative and referendum; adopted primary
election law; endorse the declarations of
the democratic state platform in the sub
ject of trusts, railroad corporations, taxa
tion and government ownership or rail
roads. MISS0URIANS URGE HARMONY
Republican State Convention Meets
and Effects a Temporary
JEFFERSON CITT, Mo., June 14. The
republican state convention met here today
to select candidates for the position of su
perintendent of public instruction and to
fill two places on the Board of Warehouse
and Railroad Commissioners. There are
numerous candidates for each position..
Congressmen Bartholdt and Joy were
among those present when the convention
was called to order by Chairman of the State
Central Committee Aklns. Mr. Aklns
made a brief address, in the course of which
he paid tribute to'ex-Presldent McKlnley
and to President Roosevelt, referring to the
latter aa "our courageous young president."
He declared that the republicans of the
nation should have a second administration
of Theodore Roosevelt. At this the con
vention broke into cheers, which lasted for
several minutes. "We have no time," the
speaker declared, "to quarrel about who
hould wear the shoulder straps. The re
publican party has a higher mission than
that of seeking to control federal offices."
Congressmen Charles F. Joy and Richard
Bartholdt spoke briefly, as did also Na
tional Committeeman Kerens. Congress
men Joy and Bartholdt expressed the wish
that the platform adopted should Indorse
the Roosevelt Cuban reciprocity policy.
All the speakers asked for harmony and
the remarks of each, especially those of
Congressman Bartholdt, were enthusiastic
ally received. E. E. McJlmsey of Mary
vllle was introduced as temporary chair
man and A. F. Schrlner of St. Louis as sec
retary. The chairman said the republicans
of the state had assembled to promote
party rather than personal Interest. He
spoke of the president as the "incompara
The usual committees were appointed and
a recess until 3:30 p. m. was taken.
TALK -OF FUSION IN DAKOTA
Delegates to State Convention Arriv
ing" and Bea-lnnlnsT to Plan,
HURON, S. D., June 24. (Special Tele
gram.) The general disposition of the
populists and democrats is to unite forces
and no doubt they will got together in some
way. The central committee of eaoh party
Is discussing the fusion proposition Inform
ally tonight. Just what plan of fusion will
be adopted is not known even to the lead
era. Late trains from the south, will bring
the bulk of the convention and no settle
ment of the fusion proposition will be made
until all are here.
Each convention will discuss the matter
of fusion as the first order of business and
appoint committees. There is a good at
tendance of old-line democrats and about
the usual sttendsnce of populists, but not
so enthusiastic aa in former conventions.
Marls Taylor can have the democratic
nomination for governor if he wants It, but
neither party is talking individual candl
Oklahoma Republicans Convene To.
day to Select Candidate
ENID, Okl., June 24. The republican con
ventlon will meet tomorrow to nominate
a candidate for delegate to congress to
succeed Dennis T. Flynn, who has de
cllned a renomlnatlon. The seekers of ths
nomination are Joseph McNeal, B. S. Mc-
Gulre, J. C. Roberta, Richard T. Morgan
John Embry and Fred S. Goodrich, none
of whom has a majority of the delegates.
Partial Victory for Coal Company.
WILKESBARRE, Pa.. June 24. The Bus
qiiehanna Coal company, which is con
trolled by the Pennsylvania rallread, scored
a partial victory today when it succeeded
In getting several engineers, firemen and
pump runners to return to its collieries
st Nantlcoke. The men held a secret meet
lng yesterday and most of them decided to
return. Moat of those who went hack were
members i the. union, .
King Edward's Condition
Edward VII. king of England, Is a victim of appendicitis, airlckeu
on the eve of his coronation day, and Is now critically 111 at Bucking
ham palace, recovering. It Is hoped, from an operation performed Tues
Tuesday morning the king's condition became so grave that the
true Ptate of affairs could no longer be kept from the public. Announce
ment was made first at Westminster Abbey, where a rehearsal for the
coronation ceremonial was under way. Later Ixrd Mayor Dlmmes
dale announced the Indefinite postponement of the coronation and di
rected the removal of the temporary stands from In front of the
Mansion House. In Parliament the announcement was made by Arthur
Later the surgeons In attendance on the king announced that they
had operated on his majesty successfully, and that he was much re
lieved and resting peacefully after the ordeal. The latest bulletin from
his bedside says that he lias shown no sign of sinking, but that all con
ditions are favorable.
No effort Is made to conceal the gravity of the situation, but the em
inent surgeons who bave the case in charge express themselves as con
fident of the ultimate recovery of their royal patient
Foreign potentates, ambassadors and envoys have been notified of
the postponement of the coronation, and will leave England for their
homes. Should King Edward recover without delay or complication.
It will be two, and maybe three months before he can 6Uind the
strain and fatigue of the coronation exercises.
In event of the death of the king, George, duke of York, will
USES HATPIN AND TEETH
Plucky Yonng Woman at Norfolk Drub
DRIVES OFF TWO VICIOUS HIGHWAYMEN
Thieves Do Wot Beat a Retreat. How
ever, Tnttl After They Oat Off Her
. Back Hair and Knock Plucky
wnnFOT.TC. Neh.. June 24. (Special Tele
gram.) Last evening, about 9:30, an at
tempt at highway robbery was made almost
in the business center or the city.
mi.. Hattlo Marouardt. who Is employed
In the millinery establishment of Miss
Bender, went to the south part of the city
e.ollectinsr for her employer.
When within a block of Main street she
was accosted by two men, who aemanaea
her money. 8he made an outcry and a hand
wae placed over her mouth. By the vigor
ous use of her teeth ana a naipm. wmuu
.v.. .oinj in the scuffle, she succeeded
In causing them to release her, after one
of them had cut off the greater pan oi nw
back hair with a knife.
They then knocked her down and ran
away making good their escape before the
police could be notinen.
CAIL1ES . GIVES 4 .TESTIMONY
Tells What He Knows Abont the Al
leged Crnelty of Amer
uivtt i Tuna St. Insuraent General
Callles, who surrendered to the American
authorities June 1. 1901, continued his tes
timony today before the board wnicn is m-
.i.,,,, in. tha charzes of cruelty brought
by Major Cornelius Gardener against Amer
ican officers and soldiers in Tayabas prov
ince. Luzon, of which the major is gov-
rui tastlfled that he had com
mands In several towns, including Lukban,
Sampaloco, Barcelona and Polega. i ne
- lnv.i tn tha Insurrection dur-
lng the entire time prior to hi surrender.
The witness several times received aepuia
tlons from Lucena. Tayabas. The people
.i j .h.ir iwaitv in always supplying
the quota required. After Major Gardener
had declared it to be the most pacinc proT-
. h- (raiiiaai took 900 men to Lukban,
recruited 400 nure and went to Sampoloc
to superintend the shooting of five Influ
ential residents who had been guilty of
T.i.t.nnt Colonel Allen Bmltn oi ine
First cavalry testified that while In com-
nr tha troona In Tayabas he never
received a communication from Major Gar
dener with reference to the alleged souses
- ..uum tn.ril natives. Had he done
so he would have Investigated the charges
to the uttermost.
r.ni.in Marrh B. Stewart of the Elgntn
infantry said that In August, 1901. the
province of Tayabas was not pacinea ana
waa not tranqulllzed. He did not know of
any antagonism toward tne civu govern
ment on the part of ths officers, but gen
erally be thought the province was not
tnr rivll a-overnment. The soldier
once furnished a guard for Major Gardener.
i.i.ni.n.nt D. Tilford of the First cav
alry gave evidence that there were parts
of the province of Tayabas In which it was
always considered necessary to maintain
TRAMPS HAVE FIGHT ON TRAIN
One Take to Ofdca In av Dylna- Con
dition and Several Other
niVANSTON. Wvo.. June 24. Special
Telegram.) A gang of tramps stealing a
-Ma nn a Union Pacific freight train en
gaged in a bloody battle near here. Clubs
and revolvers were used and several men
..rinnsiv hurt. Tha cars were spat
tered with blood, and filled with bullet
boles and one of the combatants was taken
to Ogden In a dying condition. One tramp
returned to Evanslon and reported the af
fair. Ha said several men were thrown or
Jumped from the train while it was rua
ninr t wentv ' cales an hour and all sus
tained injuries. The cause of the trouble
was not learned.
MRS. WEBB SERIOUSLY HURT
Horse- Shies and the Rider la Thrown
Violently to the
NEW YORK, June 24. A Burlington (Vt)
dispatch to the World says that Mrs. W.
6eward Webb, daughter of the late William
H. Vanderbllt, has been severely Injured
by a fall from her horse.
The animal shied while Mrs. Webb was
riding near Shelburne farms with a party
of friends. The rider was thrown to ths
ground and was unconscious several hours
After an examination doctors from
Burlington announced that the Injuries were
not serious, although Mrs. Webb will be
confined to tb bouse tor soma time and
Jam suflsr severely.
LATEST BULLETIN FROM KING
Patient le Much Relieved by Opera
tion and Makes Satisfactory
LONDON, June 24. The king Is suffering
from perityphlitis. His condition on Sat
urday was so satisfactory that it was hoped
that with care his majesty would be able
to go through the ceremony. On Monday
evening a recrudescence became manifest,
rendering a surgical operation necessary to
day. (Signed.) LISTER.
I LA KING.
Sir Francis Knollys Informed a repre
sentative of the Associated Press at 4:30
p. m. that there bad been practically no
change since the operation. "His majesty,"
he said, "continues to sleep well and Is
There la no question, however, that the
king's condition it extremely critical.
LONDON. June 24. The following bulltin
was posted at Buckingham palace at B
o'clock this evening:
His majesty continues to make satis
factory progress and has been much re
lieved by the operation. LISTER.
LONDON. June 25.-4:45 a. m. Sir Fred
erick Treves, Sir Francis H. Laking and
Sir Thomas Barlow remained at Bucking
bam palace all night.
At 4:20 this morning the officer of the
guard at Buckingham palace informed a
representative of the Associated Press
that he understood there were no new de
velopments in the king's condition.
At the hour the palace was everywhere
closed and there were no signs of life about
the building except the sentries outside and
a small lot of messengers and reporters
awaiting a possible bulletin.
It Is not likely that any further bulletin
of the king's condition will be Issued be
fore 7 o'clock this morning.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Showers and
Cooler Wednesday. Thursday, f air.
Temperstnre at Omaha Yesterday I
Hear. Dear. Honr. Dear.
D a. m...... 01 1 p. m Tt
a. m SO 11 p. m T
T a- ns 6a a p. iu tui
N a. m 83 4 p. m :
9 a. m ea 5 p. m t
10 a. m TO tt p. m TW
11 aw m TS T p. m...... TM
ia tn 79 H p. m 78
p. m 72
LASWELL MUSJC0ME BACK
Governor Yates Honors Requisition
from Governor Cnmmlns for
SPRINGFIELD, 111.. June 34. Governor
Yates today honored a requisition from
Governor Cummins of Iowa for the extradi
tion of J. W. Laewell, wanted in Fort
Madison, Le county, la., on the charge of
borrowing $2,000 from the Lee County Sav
ings bank with intent to defraud the bank.
He Is under arrest in Cathage, Hancock
county. 111. Laswell purchased some tattle,
gave the bank a mortgago on them and
later, it is alleged, took the cattle to Kan
sas City and sold them. The cattle were
eventually sold to E. W. Brown of Berlin,
this county. The Lea County Savings bank
replevlned them and when the case was
tried In the Sangamon county circuit court
Judge Thompson decided for Brown.
CLOSE SHOPS AT CHEYENNE
Move of In Son Paclfle I Varlonaly
Interpreted by the People
of That City.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., June 24. (Special
Telegram.) An order was received from
Omaha today to close the Union Pacific
shops permanently at this point. Over 604
men are locked out and the fore her now
numbers leas than twenty-five men. Tb
lockout Is taken by tb men as a slap at
the town for charging high prices for
bouses and for foodstuffs. Th merchaats
believe the shutdown Is for th purpose of
weeding out certain undarsirable employes.
Th machinists here asked tor th restora
tion of the old scale of 16 cents an hour
snd this is believed to hav something to
do with the lockout.
ADMITS WHOLESALE MURDER
Confession of Jan Toppaa. Who Says
ho Ha Killed Thirty
Oa Par mbs.
BOSTON. June 24. Jaa Toppaa, who
was sent to th Taunton Insane ssylrm by
a Jury at Barnstable yesterday, wbsr sb
was tred for th murder of Mrs. Mary D.
Olbbs, has mad a confession to bar senior
counsel, Judge Fred M. Blxby, that she
bad killed thlrty-oo persons. They war
paileuU whom she fcad nunsd.
Stricksn. with Peculiar Form of ApptndioitU'
Known as Perityphlitis.
OPERATION PERFORMED FOR RELIEF
King Recovers from Operation and is How :
Reported Sleeping Peace fully.
ATTENDING SURGEONS EXPECT RECOVERY
Admit that Condition ia Critical, bat Oiva
Hope for tha Better.
CORONATION CEREMONIES POSTPONED
No Prospect for Hit Majesty to AtUnd
Within Several Weeks.
NEWS CAUSES CONSTERNATION IN LONDON
Rougher Element Still Farads Streets, How
ever, and Present Boisterous Bcsne,
LATEST BULLETINS ARE REASSURING
Sir Francla Knollys Give Oat Word
that the Royal Snfferer I Sleeping-
Quietly and Shows No
Change Sine Operation.
LONDON, June 24 With dramatlo sud
denness the king has been stricken down
upon the eve of hi coronation. -Tonight
he Ilea in a critical state at Buckingham
In spite of the intensity of this tragle
Interruption the lower element of London
are "Kafflcklng" through the flag-decked
streets and a portion of society ia corona
tion gowns and Jewels has gathered at
what Is called a gala coronation dinner at
one of the fashionable hotels. Even at th
gates of Buckingham palace, within which
the ablest surgeons and physicians con
stantly remain in th hope of saving th
sovereign's life, the tooting of horns and
the sound of other revelries ran be plainly
heard. That slim gathering which still re
mains beneath the flaming palace lights ts
now more bent on celebrating than on sym
pathizing. Wagonloads of boisterous re
dies are on the streets; they are driven) in
all sorts of vehicles and waving flags urtH
hugging demijohns of liquor. They mak
their noisy way from th West End to
Whltechapel. They represent that section
of the British public which no tragedy can .
sober into decency. They hav tasted li
cense unrestrained by law. In th celebra
tions in connection with ths war and, king .
or no king, they will celebrate th corona- ,
It must be admitted that the revellers '
have been misled by the technical language
of the bulletins; they seem to hav no con- :
coption of the gravity of King Edward's
The thinking portion of the nation, -haw '
ever, has gone horn numbed by the events
which the day has brought forth. , ( j
Consternation Prevail Everywhere.
Indescribable consternation prevails '
throughout the country and this consterna
tion is reflected In the cablegrams received
from all the centers of the universe.
King Edward is In a room facing tha
beautiful gardens of Buckingham palae and
far from the street end the crowd. If to
night's progress Is maintained he will prob
ably tide over the effects of his sever op
eration, which has successfully removed the
local trouble. BuX should any complication .
occur, such as septic peritonitis or blood
poisoning, it is feared his majesty's present
physical and nervous condition would pro
unequal to the strain Involved. There Is
consequently intense anxiety as to th pat
come. Tb king's doctors bellev that his
majesty would have been dead before now
except for the operation. His condition be
came so alarming last night that at on
time tt waa feared death might nsu bafor
the surgeon's knife could afford him re
lief, intense swelling of Use xtrstnlttes,
accompanied by alarming symptoms of mor
tification, constituted th emergency which
demanded an Immediate operation. To tha
last th king tried to avoid this, and he
was willing to be carried to th abbey tor
tha coronation ceremony In order that It
should occur ss arranged. Tb Influence of
Queen Alexandra was enlisted, however,
snd at an early hour this morning tb royal
patient was prepared for th operation
which ven. In th skillful hands of Eng
land's best surgeons, was fraught with grave
Placed on Operating: Table.
Shortly before I o'clock this afternoon
bis majesty was moved from his couch to
th operating tabl and an anaeathatle waa
administered. Sir Frederick Treves mad
th Incision near th patient's groin and
carried It upward, with an outward slant
for nearly four Inches. Th obstruction was
removed and a tubing waa placed In th
affected intestine. King Edward's tint
words when he returned to consciousness
wr to ask for "George" and tb prlnc
of Wales, who was waiting la th next
room, was Immediately admitted to his
While th pperation was being performed
th groat central court of Buckingham
palace, so lately tb seen of suoh brilliant
gatherings, was utterly deserted, and an
Impressive sllenc reigned throughout th
building. Tb inquirers talked In whispers,
servants tiptoed about and th tenajon
grew almost unbearable. Then th word,
was passed around. "All bad gon wall."
Lord Salisbury and Mr. Chamberlain than
went In to congratulate Queen Alexandra
and then an Informal and perhaps historic
discussion occurred between tht p'rtno of
Wales and th duke of Connaught and Lord
Salisbury, Mr. Balfour and several other
members' of th cabinet. Bfor th and
of the afternoon over 2.000 callers, who In
cluded nearly all th foreign representa
tives In London and members of tb Hons
of Ixrds snd th House of Commons, bad '
I ascribed their names oa tb visitor' book
at Buckingham jtalae. All th royal
princes called personally on th prlnc of
Wales and bad htm goodbye. Th majority
f them will leave London tomorrow morn
ing for their respect It countries.
T Pray for Klaaa Recovery.
Ia striking contrast to th happy antici
pation with which the day opened Is an
order Issued tonight by th archbishop of
Canterbury, tb Moat Rev. Predtrlok Tem
ple, sad the archbishop of York, th Moat
Rev. William D. MacLagan, appointing
special forms for th Intercession services
to be held next Thursday.
Th congregations," say ths archbishops
In their Joint order, "would doubtless b
thankful to Join at this Junetur tn prays
to tha Almighty for blessing on his ma- '
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