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U In. The Omaha Daily ESTABLISHED JUXE 10, 1871. OMAIIA, TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 1, 1902-TEX PAGES. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. t it - 9 BAILEY STARTS ROW Ttxu Stnator Assaults BeTridg of Indiana y on rioor of the Chamber. PESULT OF A HEATED CONTROVERSY t Two Men Hare Hot WoTds Orer Bolioitcr ' Penfield During Afternoon. TEXAN ASKS BEYERID6E TO RETRAC" fcefasal ii Met with Fhjsioal Attack on Senator from Indiana. ; NECKWEAR RIPPED AND TORN AWAY ..i , JWhen Infuriated Gentleman f ram Lone Star Stute Is Palled Away lie Clutched '. Portion, of Bev rldgc's Wtirlng Apparel. - WASHINGTON, June 30. aenator Bailey of Texas assaulted Senator Beveridge of flndlana tonight Junt after the senate bad adjourned from executive session. Tho Texas senator was dragged away and sep arated from Ills opponent by some of those bout the senate. He was very angry and threatened severs barm to the Indiana sen ator. ' The episode was the result of a bested controversy which the two senators had during the afternoon, when Senator Bever Idge had said that Senator Bailey had made "an unwarranted attack" on Solicitor Fen , field of the 8tate department. In execu tive session Senator Beveridge, like other senators who smoke, lighted a cigar and took a seat on the republican stde. Ho was still sitting there when the senate ad journed. Senator Bailey crossed the aisle and walked through the scats until he was ,. facing Beveridge. , "Beveridge," he aaid, "I don't want to hare any trouble with you, but I want'you to withdraw those words, which charged me with making an unwarranted attack ucon Penflcld." "I did not intend to Insult you," replied Senator Beveridge, "and there is nothing In. my language that you could consider offensive." "I don't allow any one to say that I libel a man, and that is what you do in Raking the charge. Now, If you won't Withdraw the words, when I ask you, I'm going to make you withdraw them." 8onator Bailey had been getting more and more angry and excited as he talked, lis bad been sitting down .part of the time leaning against the desk Immediately In front of Senator Beveridge. The latter, in . reply to Senator Bailey's last remark, still remaining In bis chair said: "I repeat that I did not intend to Insult you and that I have nothing to retract." Bailey Starts the Trouble. As . the words were uttered Senator Bailey threw himself upon Senator Bev eridge, who la a man hardly up ' to the average In physique, and seized him by ' the throat with both hands. The rush was , . n endues and fierce that the chair In .which t?y"ITevrdge was sitting was pushed back against a desk and the desk was toppled over. Before the asssult could go any fur ther senators who had been sitting near had moved up between the desks. Sen ator Hansbrough of North Dakota seized Senator Bailey' by one arm and Senator Cpooner seized the other. The Texas sen ator la a powerful man and It was with great difficulty that two senators were able to drag him away from Senator Beveridge and when they succeeded a part of the In diana senator's neckwear waa ripped and torn away In the vlgoroua grasp of Senator Bailey. Senator Bacon of Georgia and Harney Layton, assistant doorkeeper, came quickly forward and assisted In pulling the Texas senator further away, Senator Bailey meanwhile struggling to get free and lunging toward Senator Beveridge. As he wai removed a little, distance he waa heard to utter something that sounded like a threat about killing. Without further effort, however, he walked away when Senator Bacon urged lilm to be quiet and led him toward the democratic aids. Senator Bacon engaged Senator Bailey In conversation for some time, advising him to cool down. Senator Bpooner alao went across the aisle and discussed the matter with the Texaa sen ator, urging him to apologize and if pos sible fix -it up at once, but Senator Bailey refused all such proffers, declaring that Senator Beveridge had Insulted him In the enats and that be bad taken the only course, as the Indiana senator had re fused to withdraw his remarks. - Statement of Beverldae. Senator Beveridge remained In the chamber for some little time and con tinued to smoke his cigar. He remarked to these who spoks to him on the subject that It did not amount to anything. He made no effort to resist or resent the at tack made on him. In fact, the whole thing was over In a very brief Interval, before touch resistance could have been offered. When Mr. Beveridge was asked tonight if he had any statement to make regarding the assault committed oa him by Mr, Bailey, he expreased great regret over what had occurred and aald he had no personal resentment over the matter. The conver sation1 between them Immediately before the trouble, Mr. Beveridge aald, waa sub stantially the aame as that which occurred la the senate chamber regarding the' at tack oa Judge Penfield, who la an Indiana man, except that on his (Beverldge's) part It waa much milder in tone. Mr. Bever idge aald that ha was not excited, but re tnalned cool and collected and expressed to Mr. Bailey his wlah that their relatione aright continue agreeable. Mr. Beveridge denied that he had been choked by Mr. Bailey. According to his version the Texaa senator had mads lunge at him, but his arm waa caught by Senator Spooner before the threatened blow landed. Ratines Treaty with Brtoau WASHINGTOX. Juna 10. In executive Session today the senate ratified the treaty tth Qreat Britain permitting the governor Of Zanilbar to collect a duty of 10 per cent ad valorem on articles Imported to the country. Ths consent of the United States to this arrangement was made necessary by the tact that this country was a party to the conference of Berlin and Brussels concerning the trade with the Congo basin. Nominations r the President. WASHINGTON. June 10. The president today sent the following nominations to the senate: A. H. Ulalr. reaister of land office Wakny. Kan.; 1ward A. Hlack, re Navy To b aiutlxont paymasters, with rank of nUn. Donald W. Nesbltt of Mis soui I, Arthur M. Pippin of New York and John B. Huagina ur Aiassacnuseiia. All the luve nominations wera oon- Uiued, shortly all or tieiutf presented. . .. AGREE ON PHILIPPINE BILL Conferee of Two House Practically Coma to 1'nderstandlna; as to Action. WASHINGTON, June JO. The. conferees of the two houses of congress on the Philippine civil government bill have prac tically reached an agreement. They prob ably will present their report to the sen ate during the afternoon. The understanding provides for the elimination of the coinage question from the bill, thus postponing that question another session for Independent action. i, senate conferees held out for their '',, standard provision and the house hX Just " flrm 10 tnelr contnUon foi h standard. The provision for a territorial legislstu. ' retained in modified form. The democfstlc members of the conference were not present at the forenoon session, but it Is not believed tbst they will mske any effort to change the agreement. Many of the provisions of the two bills concerning currency, however, are retained. Including the senate regulation for subsid iary coinage. There Is, however, no effort in the present agreement to fix the money standard. That is left for the future. The house provision for a legislative as sembly Is amende- so as to require that Its establishment shall be preceded by a census. Two yeara after this census the president Is authorized to direct through the Philippine commission the election of a legislature, If In his opinion the conditions Justify such a course. The house provision for the sale of the Philippine public lands was accepted, but 2,500 acres Is the largest area to be dis posed of to any one person or combination. The Fhlltpplne civil government bill, as finally agreed upon today, provides for a Philippine legislature of two houses, one the Philippine commission and the other an assembly elected by the natives, except the Moros and Pagans. But this legislature is not to be created until after a census has been taken and a condition of general peace and good order shall have prevailed for two years. The legislature la to elect two commissioners to represent the islands In Washington. The powers of the legisla ture are defined and an extended bill of rights sets forth the Individual rights of citizens and their protection againat un just laws. Authority is given to Issue bonds for the purchase of the friar lands, and when purchased these become part of the public domain. The public landa are to be open to homesteaders,' similar to the American system and to prevent corporations from absorbing the lands, corporations' holdings are limited to 1,024 hectares, or 2,500 acres Corporations also are stringently regulated in holding mining and agricultural lands, The money standard and the permanent money system are left for future settle ment. The banking system Is also post poned. Provision is also made for sub sidiary and minor coins. Authority Is given to issue bonds for harbor and other im provements. WOULD LAY PACIFIC CABLE Eastern Extension Telegraph Com any Makes Offer to Goritssiest Which Mar Bo Accepted. .- WASHINGTON, June 80. An ' important conference was held at the Navy depart ment today, at which Secretary Moody, Rear Admiral Bradford, chief of the bureau of equipment and Senator Perkins of Cali fornia, a member of the committee on naval affairs, were present. These gentlemen had before them a proposition of the Eastern Extension Telegraph company, acting, it Is understood, through the Commercial Paclfta Cable company, by which the company would agree to finish Its work of laying a cable across tho Pacific ocean a year ear lier than was contemplated and give this government the benefit of reduced rates In exchange for the island developed In the urveys made by the United States steam hip Nero In 1890, for a practicable sub marine cable route across the ocean. The proposition was discussed at some length and Rear Admiral Bradford was charged with personal Inspection and con- lderatlon of the matter. He probably will report favorably on the company's, offer In few days. CONFIRMATIONS BY SENATE ' Addition to Nominations Sent In Daring; the Day Many Are -- Conflrmed. WASHINGTON, June SO. In addition to the nominations sent In today, the senate also confirmed the following: Walter I Robb. to be collector of rua- toms for the district of Oreo-nn. K. Q. Eahleson, to be surveyor general of Idaho. O. O. Freeman, to be receiver of Dublin Kinney ai neiena Mom. . To Be Registers of. Land Offlces-H. K. Wilson, at Boseman, Mont.; W. E. Chaplin, at Cheyenne, Wyo. i-osimasters: jsenrasKa T. W. Cole. Nel son. Iowa 8 M. Johnson. Carson: J. O. Saint. Marshalltown: lx H. Camn. LaPorte tny; j. rj. naagerow, sioux nty; M. N Boyle, McUregor: F. K. Fritcher. Nashua Susan C. Carpenter. Fort Dodge. Kansas Leonsra A. Allilspaugn, Win field; F. Wll- lara. ieavenworin; l.. M. uoya, Kuesell; rt M. Hamer, Emporia; S. C. Lobaush. U ....... - IKh V 1 1 - in. n .w I'Rkota F. 8. Myers, Rertrield; George P. Craft, Bellefourehe. Colorado Horace H. Pubendorff. Alamosa. 1'tah Thomas It. Davis, Ogden; Nellie M. Thlerot. Park City. PRESIDENT TAKES A HAND Will Protect National Asphalt Com- pan? from Dispossession I'ntll Final Decision la Reached. WASHINGTON, June SO. Acting Secre tary of State Hill was In consultation with the president for some time today regard ing ths rival asphalt claims In Venexuela, As a result It may be stated that the pres ident has decided to protect the present occupants of the asphalt property, the Na tional Asphalt company, from dispossession until the decision of the supreme court of Venexuela has been rendered and reviewed by the United States. This matter was brougt to a head by an appeal from the Warner-Quinlan asphalt syndicate asking for the restoratloa of the rights which they claim in the asphalt lake region. To Re No Minority , Report. WASHINGTON. June . SO. Representative Richardson of Tennessee, and his demo cratic aasoclates on ths special committee which Investigated charges of bribery, have decided not to make a minority report, and the report of the committee will be unani mous that there was no bribery. The com mittee will pass oa ths report and give it out today. . Poroker Maeh Improved. WASHINGTON. June SO. Senator For aker, who waa taken 111 at the White House yesterday, waa very much Improved today and waa able to come down to his private efflcs. Us bad a alight attack of perl loot t Is. NO BAD SYMPTOMS DEVELOP King Seemi to Be on tho Eoad to Bapid Baoovery. DRESSING OF THE WOUND GIVES PAIN This, However, la Not Regarded as Berloas by tho uoctors, Who ay There Is No tans for Alarm, LONDON, June SO. The bulletin on the king's condition issued at Buckingham palace at 10 o'clock thla morning says: His malestv has slept well. The dressing of the wound gives much distress, but there is no Daa symptom oi any ainn. isignea.j iiir.vts, SMITH. LA KING. BARLOW. The following bulletin was issued from Buckingham palace at 7 p. m.: The king has had a fairly comfortable day and the discomfort In the wo i nil has been less. TREVES, LA KING, BARLOW. The notable excitement during the past week outside Buckingham palace at the hours the bulletins were posted was en tirely absent this morning. The sanguine Impression created by the doctors' reports Saturday and Sunday was maintained by the salient phrase in this morning's bulle tin, "No bad symptom of any kind." Official Statement Issnad. At noon the following official statement was given out at the palace: There is no cause for alarm In the distress caused by dressing the wound. This occurs at least twice dally. The wound, which Is of considerable depth. Is dressed from the bottom, as It Is essential that it should heal from within outward. The dressing causes his majesty considerable pain, which he has borne with treat fortitude. In fact. his majesty's courage and patience calls tor the greatest admiration. The king was much benefited by the change to the couch yesterday, on which he stayed lor a few hours. The electric fans have proved of great value In keeping down the temperature of the apartment. The queen Is in constant attendance in the sick room, but tne utmost quiet is enforced. The king occasionally sees his children, but the Interviews are of short duration. No matters of state or business are allowed to be submitted to the king, who Is also debarred from reading his correspondence. Neither Drs. Laklng, Barlow nor Trevea have left the palace since the operation except i or an occasional nour. Unfounded Storlea Contradicted. This statement waa Issued with the view of correcting the numerous unfounded stories published with circumstantial detail regarding what is alleged to transpire In the sick room. The cheerfulness of the public Is appar ently fully shared by the members of the royal family. The prince of Wales went out riding this morning and both he and the princess witnessed from the palace windows with evident interest a march past of the guards. The Stock exchange reopened today with a very strong tone, on the satisfactory dews regarding the king's condition. Consols rose seven-sixteenths. Other departments reflected tho Improved feeling. At S:S0 p. nu it was announced that no further bulletins would be issued until I m. Ia the meanwhile It has been ascer tained that the king maintains his progress Ann' Is -again occupying his lavatfd coach.-- ' With the view of recompensing the sight seers so far as possible for the disappoint ments of last week tomorrow's and Wednes day's reviews of the colonial and Indian troops will be accompanied by a certain amount of pageantry. The queen's anxiety has been so much allayed that she definitely decided today to occupy the first carriage In the royal procession. In which other mem bers of the royal family will participate, as well aa the foreign princes who are still In London. RISH MEMBER IN TROUBLE Committed to Jail for Failure to Answer n Bench War rant. LONDON, June SO. The select commit tee of the House of Commons, under the presidency of A. J. Balfour, the government leader, today examined Patrick A. McHugh, the nationalist member of Parliament, who waa committed to Jail for contempt of court In tailing to appear In answer to a sum monk on a bench warrant iasued under the crimes act. He was brought here In custody Saturday from Ireland at the request of the pari la men tary committee which was appointed to Inquire Into the- case. Mr. McHugh ad mltted that h waa guilty of contempt of court. After a private consultation the comrilttee adjourned for the night. In the meantime Mr. McHugh was released from custody. JEANNE LANGTRY MARRIED Kin L Edward Senda Present, with Note In Hie Own Hand writing;. LONDON, June SO. Ian Z. Malcolm, mem ber of IParliament and formerly assistant private 1 secretary to Lord Salisbury, was married This afternoon to Miss Jeanne Lang try, daughter of Mrs. Langtry, the actress at St. Margaret's church, Westminster. Ths attendance, which waa very largo Included the duke of Argyle, several Indian rajahs. Lord Hugh Clcll, son of ths mar quis of Salisbury; John Morely, M. P.; George Wyndham, chief secretary for Irs land; William Redmond, M. P., and P. A, McHugh, M. P. King Edward sent the bride a present with a note in his own handwriting. The prince of Wales alao sent a gift. Colonial Premiers Confer. LONDON, Juns SO. Ths colonial confer encs opened this morning In ths secretary of state's room In the colonial office. The premiers of the self-governing colonies were present and the colonial secretary, Joseph Chamberlain, presided at the sitting, which waa of a purely preliminary character. Ths proceedings were private. After a two-hours' session the conference ad journed to July 4. Ths sitting was mostly occupied with Mr. Chamberlain's state ment enunciating his views oa commercial and poll ileal relatione and Imperial de tense. No definite program has yet been arranged. Greatest Gifts to tho World. DENVER. June . The tenth trlnnll convention of the Natlonn.1 Sunday school aasocisUon opened this, the last day of the session, with an address by C. H. Daniels of Boston, one of the secretaries of the American uoara or f oreign MUalona, o the aublect of promottn Intellln,.. an the spirit of giving in missionary work lie saia that the greatest gifts to the wona were tne givers. Cerman-Amertraa Teachers Meet. DETROIT. June SO Tha thirty-second convention oi tne national Association of uwmnn-Aiiwnrto teachers ta now In es slon In Detroit. It is expected that be, tween 100 and S00 members will be in at, tendance. The convention, will last (our STREET FIGHTING CEASES Peace for tho Moment Appears to Prevail at fapo Haytien. CAPS HATTIEV, June 80. The street fighting here yestsrdsy between the par tisans of M. Firm In, the former minister of Haytl at Parla, and General Alexia Nord. ths minister of war of the provisional gov ernment, both of whom are candidates for the presidency of the republic, ceased at o'clock yesterday evening. Admltal Klllick, who. had supported M. Flrmln by landing marines and firing on General Nord's followers yesterday, ordered the marines to return to their ships, which they did. They were accompanied on board by ths partisans of M. Flrmln. The admiral, who only used his small rapid fire guns yesterday, threatens to bombard Cape Haytien In earnest. Little damage was done by the bombardment yes terday. M. Firmin's residence and the houses of his relatives have been com pletely pillaged. The Haytien war ship Crete-a-Pterrot, on which the foreign corauls, under the protection of their respective Dags, and M. Flrmln sought refuge yesterday. Is still in the roadstead. It is seeking to obtain a upply of coal, so as to arable It to go to Port au Prince. Peace seems to have been re-established here. '., PORT AU PRINCE, Haytl, June 80. The elections for deputies hate been Inter rupted. The various political parties in Haytl are In arms ready tor battle. There has been much firing here and the situation is critical. . MARIETTA WILL GO TO HAYTI f r Ganboat to Be Dlapatehed la Be- - aponse to Appeal of Consul Llvlaa-stoa. WASHINGTON, June SO. Acting Secre tary of State Hill received a request by cable today from United States Consul Liv ingston at Cape Haytien, for an American warahlp to protect the. Interests' of the United States during the present revolu tionary crisis in Haytl. Dr. Hill referred the request to Secretary Moody and it Is understood that orders will be sent forward today to the gunboat Marietta, at San Juan, Porto Rico, to pro ceed at once to the sceno of the trouble. Consul Livingston's dispatch said that a war ship was needed Immediately, and hence Marietta will proceed to Cape Haytien with all possible dispatch. It la thlrty-six-hour run from Baa Juan to Cape Haytien. Later orders were sent forward to Com mander John A. Rodgers to proceed to Cape Haytien to afford the necessary pro tection to American interests. Marietta carries a Marine guard of only a dozen men. , . . The State department received two cable grams from United States Minister Lowell at Port au Prince in the afternoon. In re gard to the situation In Haytl. The first said that the minister had received a tele gram from Cape Haytien saying the Hay tien admiral had fired on the city and that several persons had been kill. dl. The minister's dlspatcp ,Iho said that xresiaeni f irman naa terj. ape Haytien nnder the-yrotocttOit-of tho tOrt lgn' consuls on a Haytien vessel. The conditions at Port au Prince were reported quiet. An other cablegram, received shortly after ward, said the Haytien minister for for eign affairs had Informed Minister' Powell that the government had ordered the ar rest of Admiral Klllick. DECISIVE BATTLE IMMINENT Combat Threatened -Which Will De cide Fate of Cnstro Adminis tration la Veneanela. WASHINGTON, June 30. The state de partment received a cablegram today from United States Minister Bowen at Caracas confirming the Associated press dispatches of today In regard to the blockade estab lished by the Venezuelan government at a number of points. The officials declined to make the text of Mr. Bowen's dispatch public, but It Is understood that It Indicates- that a de cisive battle and one that probably will de cide the fate of the Castro administration Is Imminent. Mr. Bowen did not request any additional protection from this gov eminent In the shape of either warships or marines. RAILWAY EMPLOYES STRIKE Walk-Oat Resnlt of Refusal of Cana. dian Northern to Seen re Sched ules of Wages. WINNIPEG, June 30. A big strike of employes was Inaugurated on the Canadian Northern railway system, owned by Messrs. McKenxie snd Mann, this after noon, caused by the refusal of the man agement to secure schedules of wages pre sented by the shopmen of the United Brotherhood of Railway employes. The different classes of workers who have pre sented schedules are freight clerks, freight handlers, trackmen, switchmen, stationary englneera, pattern makers, car men, en gine watchmen, coal heavers, wipers and bridge and building department men. The engineers, firemen, conductors and brake men are still at work, so that the system Is not yet tied up. About 2,000 men are at fee ted. VAN SANT. TO BE RENAMED Plant Asalast Railway Mercer May Also Bo Approved In tho Platform. ST. PAUL, June SO. Many delegatea have already arrived for tomorrow's republican stats convention snd all of the caudldates have opened headquarters. Governor Van Bant's renomlnatlon has been assured tor several months, and It is considered prob able that the platform will take cognizance of his action In seeking to enforce the law against railway combinations. Etrte Tressurer Black and Attorney Gen eral Douglass will also be renominated by acclamation. The closest contest Is that tor state auditor. For lieutenant governor Ray W. Jones Is the only avowed candidate, PAYING TELLER IS IN JAIL Aeeennte of Leading Salt Lake City Man Seem to Bo In Bad Shape. SALT LAKE, June 30. Alexander M Robinson, member of the city council and paying teller In Wella-Fargo's bank, who disappeared Saturday morning, and whose accounts at the bank- showed a shortage of between SSf.OOO and 100,000, haa given himself up to the police and is bow in the county Jail RING DOWN LAST CURTAIN Transmiuiuippi and International Exposi tion Corporation Diisolrss. FINAL MEETING OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS Every Valid Claim Is Paid, Leavla e Snrplns In Treasnry to Mark Greatest Flaanclat Snccess. Whereas, All lawful claims and demands nd obligations of the Trann ilanlsslnnl and ntematlunal exposition have been paid and ill of the funds and nrnnertv of an 1,1 cor poration have been disponed of and prop erly distributed and disbursed, and th objects for which aald corporation wns organised have been accomplished and Its affHlrg and business have been fiillv con- ummateti anil performed; now, therefore, Resolved. That the said romorstinn be dissolved and that further business by or In the name of the corporation be discon tinued. With thla resolution the last curtain was rung down on the drama of the Trans mlsslsslppi exposition at the final meeting of the board of directors last night follow- ng an Informal dinner at the Omaha club. The members of the directory who were present were: Ourdon W. Wattles. L. II. Korty. 7. T. Lindsay. J. E. Markei. V. P. Klrkendall. C. K. Yost. 1- award Rosewater. H. S. Wilcox. A. I.. Heed. K. K. Hruce. Herman Kountxe. '. M. Wilhelm. Thomas Kllpatrlck. Q. M. Hitchcock. G. M. Hussey. Charles Mets. J. II. Evans. C. 8. Montgomery. L W. Carpenter. Frank Murphy. O. W. Holdrege. C. W. Lyman. C. W harton. Walter Jardlne. J. J. Johnson. In addition there were present as guests. who have been more or less Identified with the exposition, John A. Wakefield, Thomas R. Kimball, Henry Rustln and Victor Rosewater. Recalls Phases of Work. Aside from the business transacted the gathering was turned Into an experience meeting, with short addresses recalling different phases of the work by which the success of the exposition had been achieved. Those who contributed to the speech-making of the evening, besides President Wattles, included Chief Elec trician Henry Rustln, Archltect-ln-Chtf Kimball, Secretary Wakefield, Treasurer Herman Kountze, Counsel C. S. Montgom ery and each member who served on the executive committee who was present. namely: Messrs. Lindsay, Rosewater, Reed, Klrkendall, Bruce and Hitchcock, From the narratlvea of the speakers a gen eral survey was had of the history of the exposition and the work of the various de partments, together with comparisons with other expositions held before and after 1898, all redounding to the glory of the Omaha enterprise. Report of Audit Committee, In the formal business transacted was the receipt and acceptance of the following report from the special committee on audit through Its chairman, Thomas Kllpatrlck: I send vou on behalf of the auditing rommltte what may be considered Its final report. The same consists ot tnree paper, marked reanectlvelv "A." "B" and "C," and fifty-two other reports, numbered from one to nrty-two, inclusive. I mu riH ioia ran a nmtrmenr. pnmewnat In the form of an Index, showing what these flfty-nve papers refer to. . I'Vima TtAnern were submitted to J. C. Wharton, C. W. Lyman. (J. H. Payne and E. C. Price, the other members of the com mittee. You will notice that Mr. layman. In & letter which I enclose, calls attention to reports Nos. 45. 48 and 49, and I may ray that these reports contain about all that is or any special importance in fur renort. It is the unanimous opinion of the committee that even these show only cleri cal errors, blunders and defective dook keeplng, and though all the work appears In the name of John A. Wakefield, It Is well known to the committee that these errors happened without his knowledge, as his time was more than occupied with other Important duties in connection with ih PTnoaltlnn. It is also known to the audltlne committee that a desire for economy on the part of the executive com mittee led them to apportion work to Mr. Wnkofleld which rrouerlv belonged to a separate department and which should have been from tne Deginnmg unaer met managc- rrxant nf A rnmnetent auditor. It will be remembered by the board of directors that there were vague reports aa to loose management ana pernaps iraua In connection with the several departments of the exposition, and It was for that reason that the auditing committee was appointed. Compliments for Officers. Tt herefnre affords me rreat pleasure to say upon behalf of the auditing committee that after a most thorough and painstaking Investigation, Botn Dy tne commmi'e naeii and by its paid agent. W. 8. Streeter, we failed to nnn anv iraua or niiBinaiiaKeiiicui in nv of the departments and we ore satisfied that the success and honest man agement of the enterprise on tne pari ni subordinates were due to the close atten tion, business ability and Integrity of the president, the executive committee and the secret 8ry t mi tn the audltlnr committee like presumption to even mention the president and executive committee in thia report, but Inasmuch as tne nuues oi tne commm mv.r.H an Investlaation of all connected with the management of th exposition, we feel It to be a duty, as wen as a mc"", a .av that we Know mem to nave i- thlr varloua and arduous duties constantly witn a view to un wi of the exposition and with absolute in tegrity. Medals for Executive Officer On motion of John C. Wharton and fol lowing some most commendatory remarks regarding the unselfish devotion or tne president and members of ths executive committee, who had served the expoaltion faithfully for so many months without com pensation of any kind, a medal was or dered struck and copies In gold presented to the president and his executive asso ciates as a souvenir of the exposition. The duty ot selecting the design for the medal and executing the order of the board waa entrusted to a committee consisting of John A. Wakefield, J. C. Wharton and G. M Hitchcock. Announcement being made that more than 2,400 remained In the treasury with no claims outstanding this surplus was or dered disposed of subject to the action already taken in conformity with the rc ommendatlon of the executive committee embodied In the following report: The executive committee beg leave to re, nort that all lawful claims aaalnst th TranamlsslsslPDl and International exposl tlon have been fully paid and that there remain on hand the sum of S2.490. Ths committee believing It impracticable to die tribute thla balance among the large num ber of ita shareholders and recopnlxln the emcient services or jonn a.- waaeneiii, secretary of tho corporation,, hereby recom mends that XM balance be paid to the secretary as additional compensation for his services In the past and in full for his work for the compilation of a statement of the affairs of the exposition. Including a recital of the Inception, organisation, opera tion management and results of the exposi tion! which statement shall be submitted by him to a committee consisting of Charles V. Manderson, I. W. Carpenter, C. W. Lyman, C. B. Montgomery and Edward Rosewater, to be revised and approved by them and afterward filed In the public library of the city of Omaha or published by private subscription or by any corpora tion, firm or individual, having first ob tained the consent and approval of the above named committee, said publication to be without expense or liability .to this corporation, t It was explained that the above. abate ment would be Incorporated in a report (Continued on Second Face.) CONDITION OF THE WEATHER Forecast for Nebraska Fair in West, Showers In Fast Portion: Wnrmer Tues day; Wednesday Fair and Warmer. Temperatare at Oma ha Yesterday! Honr. De. Hoar. near. 6 a. m. . . . . . fl a. m R4 1 p. ra. 1 p. nt. S p. tn. 4 p. tu. B p. tn. p. m. T AM HH MM MM M ia oa T au m ..... . (14 H a. ra fi4 ft a- m Ml O n. m an 1 a. m . . . . BO T p, m H p. m . . . . 8 p. an ia m a NEW RAILWAY COMBINATION Electrle Maee of Ohio and West Vlr- lala Pass Into One Man sgentst. HUNTINGTON. W. Va.. June 30. The Camden Interstate Railway company of this city sold today to a Pennsylvania syndicate all their elertrlo lines In the city. Central City, Coredo and Kenova, W. Vs., Cattletsburg. and Ashland. Ky. and Ironton, O. Ths deal also will em brace electric light plants In Ironton, Ash land and Huntington. Ths conslderstlon s about $3,000,000. John Graham and Edmund McCandlsh ot Newvllle, and John J. Henry snd William North of Philadelphia, are the leadera In the syndicate. Senator Camden of West Virginia, was the chief stockholder In the company. It Is rumored that this syndl- cste has In view the purchase of electric railways In other Ohio valley cities, the ultimate aim being to have a continuous line between Cincinnati and Pittsburg. John Graham was elected president of ths new company. IGHT FOR WESTERN TRAFFIC Harrlman Lines and Immigrant Bnreaa Likely to Have a Merry War. CHICAGO, June SO. (Special Telegram.) A spirited contest to secure control of the Immigrant business in the west, with the Harrlman western lines allied with the New York agency and combination of brokers under the control of Peter McDon nell on one side, arrayed against lines be longing to the immigrant bureau on the other, Is looked for by those familiar with the situation. This view la taken because of the attitude of representatives of the lines which recently went out of the agree ment, and unless there Is a change in position It Is believed that the work ot the bureau, must be conducted In the future Independent of the Southern Pacific and the Union Pacific. A meeting of the ad vlsory board of the bureau took place to day, but an adjournment was taken until Wednesday, when efforts will be made to settle some of the problems. Railway nireetors Named. MINNEAPOLIS, June 30. At a meeting today of the directors of the Mlnnespolls, St. Paul A Sault Ste. Marie railway, George R. Newell, wholesale grocer of this Ity. and W. A. Young, jobber of tnis city and 8t. Paul, were eleoted to Oil the vacan cles cauaed by the death of F. H. Peavey of this city, and the resignation of W. B Dean of St. Paul. The question of a divi dend was not taken up. HORSE THIEVES KILL TWO Sheriff and Under Sheriff Shot While Attempting; to Arrest Band of Outlaws. GUTHRIE, Okl., June 30. Sheriff A. J. Bullard and Under Sheriff Coburn of Roger Mills county, Oklahoma, were killed today In a battle with horse thieves while the officers were attempting to arrest members of the band of outlaws. The fight occurred tn the northeast portion of the county and continued for about thirty minutes, the outlaws' finally surrounding the two officers and riddling tbem with bullets. The entire band made Its escape, supposedly uninjured although the sheriffs put up a plucky fight. Bullard had served two years as sheriff of that county and was recentely nom inated by the democrats for re-election. While It Is not positively known who com posed the gang of outlaws, yet suspicion points to the Bert Casey band, as they have been operating In that portion ot the territory. WRANGLE IS IN ERPUTION Mountain Pourlngr Forth Great Clouds of Black Smoke Almost ' Continuously. SEATLE, Wash., June 30. The steamer Bertha reached port today from Valdes and westward points. Mount Redoubt which has been In an Incipient stage ot eruption since early spring, was not visi ble, owing to fog, and It Is not known what stage the outburst haa reached, Mount Wrangle la in eruption. A dispatch received at Valdes from Kotilna, under date ot June 21, says : "Mount Wrangle Is In plain sight ot here and great clouds of black smoke can be seen rolling up from Its crest." LOOMIS SUCCEEDS WILLIAMS General Attorney of Union Paelfle Tendere Resignation and Another Is Named. TOPEKA, Kan.. June SO. Archie L. Wil llama, general attorney of the Union Pa clflo system for Kansas and Missouri, ra signed today and was succeeded by N. H Loomts of Topeka. Mr. Williams will be retained as special attorney. He was one of the originators and builders of ths rail road and has been with the company sines 1862. Lately hie health has broken down. DENIES HE IS A POPULIST Man Placed on State Ticket by Fuslonlsts Refuses to Run. HUTCHINSON, Kan., June SO. P. S. Powell, nominated by the populists and democrats tor state superintendent of pub lic Instruction, has withdrawn. To a re porter Mr. Powell said: I am a republican and have been for a number of years. My nomination waa without my knowledge or consent and I shall not run. Movemeeta of Ocean Vessole Jane SO. At Gibraltar Arrived: Trave, from New Tork. At LJverpool Arrived: Cymric, from New York. At I-ondon Arrived: Minneapolis, from New Tork. Sailed: Manltou, for New York. At Naples Balled: Palatla, for New York. At Plymouth Sailed: Moltke, for New York. At New York Arrived: Perugia, from Naples; Minnehaha, from London: Zeeland, from Antwerp; Ifuraesie, from Glasgow. BURT TALKS STRIKE Union Faoifio FreiicUnt DisctiMeg Tronbls with tha Machinist. ASSERTS THAT MEN ARE UNREASONABLE Insists that They Hare Ko Good Foundation for Complaint SAYS PIECE WORK SYSTEM IS EQUITABLE Arguas that It Flaoes Each Waikman on Eis Merit. HE WANTS NO DRONES IN THE SHOPS Prefers Not to Emptor Men Whoso Skill and Industry Cannot Brine More Waves Under Piecework Plan. "The Union Pacific desires to treat Us employes, all of them, with the utmost consideration and whenever they come "to us with a reasonable proposition they will get fair treatment, but when tbey make unreasonable demands we must resist them and will resist them." This statement was made by President H. G. Burt of the Union Pacific railroad company to a reporter for The Bee yester day morning. Continuing, Mr. Burt said: These men are Injuring their Interests by striking. The Union Pacific pays Its machinists and bollermakers mors money than any other western road with the ex ception of the Southern Pacific. Our scale Is 10 per cent In advance of the other companies and still these men come to us for an additional 10 per cent increase. We cannot and will not grant such demaada. ' Insists on Piecework. 'This question of an Increase la wages was ths first demand made by the machin ists snd the second was that the company should not adopt the piecework system. Now this question of piece wo- Is a qties tlon of management and we propose, while we have no desire to Impose on our em ployes, to carry on the management of our . own affairs. Don't you think we ought to have the right to govern our own busi ness?" "Now, these men say to ui: 'We know you are paying high wages, but ws ought to have an Increase because the cost ot living has Increased.' 'Certainly the cost of living has In creased, but the cost of everything else has likewise Increased. The cost of rail roading has increased BO per cent within the last few years and yet the railroads have made no reduction in the wages of their employes. The piecework scale which we shall put Into effect tomorrow, July 1, will cot reduce wages one particle. In many cases It will Increase wages. Places Workmen oa Merits. "It wltl simply place every man upon his merits as a workman; of course, as a matter ot fact, some of tha leas' skillful will not make aa much as ihey have been . getting on the basis of the dally wage," but are we to be cenaured for thatT Ia It right for any man to ask for more money than he is actually worth or can earn? Isn't 'that a reasonable proposition? "No, sir, whenever any machinist or helper says that he will be Imposed on by accepting the piecework scale he la mis taken." At this Juncture a telegram was brought In to General Manager Dickinson, In whose private office the Interview took place. The message was from Armstrong and said that the men who had remained at work under the piecework scale are highly gratified "with the results; that they are already uaklng 9 7-10 per cent more than they did under the old system. And we have the sams report from all places where piecework has been accepted," interjected President Burt, with the assent ot Mr, Dickinson. Making; Mora Money. "Why," continued the president, "right here in Omaha those men who are now working under the piecework scads have emphatically stated that they are better satisfied with it than they were with th dally wage scale because they are actually making more money than before. "Now, In all candor, does this not seem like a reasonable proposition and doe it not appear unreasonable for ths machinist and bollermakers to strlks because we want the piecework scale enforced? These are the really vital aides of thla contro versy." It was suggested to President Burt that the unions complained that their constitu tions would not allow them -o accept the piecework scale. "Oh, yes, I know they have put such a clause in their constitution, but, well even that does not destroy the force of proven facts. In every case where the piecework scale is In force men are slated with the operation." Afraid of Misrepresentation. President Burt took oocaslon t pay his respects to the press by ssylng: "Suppose I make a statement to yen, what will you do with It." "Print It," was ths quick response. "Yes, print It, and If you do print It a I give It, you will then, or at least your editorial writers will then surround It with Innuendoes and Insinuations designed to destroy the real meaning and give room for misconstruction. That has bean the policy of the papers. If I thought tha papers would publish th facts as they are I vould gladly make out a statement ot ths company's stde of the ease, but what's ths ussT "What the papers want to bear ia mind is this: The railroads are not seeking to be unfair and In this strlks matter we want to be Juat and equitable; all we ask Is that w be accorded fair treatment. We are not trying to tear down this com munity, but on the other hand we are striving and have striven for years to build It up, to promote its welfare in every respect and It Is an Injustice to us to mis construe our motive In thla or any other matter. Prefere Union Men "And It ha been stated la some quarter that the Union Pacific la dowa on th unions is trying to stamp out unloalsm. That is a mistake. We hsvs no fight with unionism and absolutely no desire or Inten tion of suppressing tbsm or Injuring their Influence." "No," Interposed Oensral Manager Dickin son, "ws really prefor to deal with union men. We have dealt with tbsm for years and shown no disposition to antagoolx tbem that I have ever heard ot." President Burt wa asked If the com pany would reinstate any or all ot the men now out on a strike It they consented to re turn to work on the company's terms. H made thla reply: "Wall, w wlU think about that awhile, .