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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTE31HEH 17, 1002.
dt Roosevelt In his first mfrui to con
gress. In ahlrh be advised against It, I
have never been opposed to making needed
thangee. I must say that I do not believe
that a tingle arhedule of the Dingier tariff
law ran be to amended no as to relieve tbe
people from the oppression of trusts, and
that such anion roar Involve the retarding
of our expanding commerce and the getting-
and holding of foreign markets. In
deed, I believe such a plan to be fraught
with great danger to our people. I am a
great friend of reciprocity. I worked with
Eal to attain reciprocal relations between
this oountrjr and Cuba "and waa successful
in- getting It through the house. The sen
ate did not act on the bill, because It
would have permitted the opening of the
whole question of tariff revision. The house
haa nothing to say about tbe ratification
of treaties, but the. reciprocal resolution
by'whlch It legislated in the relations with
Cuba were, not In tbe nature of treaties,
but were reciprocal agreements In which
I think our country would have the best
of the bargain, although they would be of
great advantage to Cuba.
Hope far Reciprocity.
"While I cannot speak for the prospects
of favorable action on bills sent to the sen
ate, I still hope and believe the same re
sult may be accomplished, and 1 have no
doubt that President Roosevelt Is now
werklng on the question of a treaty with
Cdba to give that struggling young repub
lic needed help; a help, too, In which, while
they will be gainers, we will not be loners.
Now let ma say and let there be no mis
understanding as to my position:
"I believe In protection that will pro
tect the hand of labor, the wheels of In
dustry, every farmer and miner, and I am
against wicked corporations that would
trample on the rights of the people to fair
play and the fruits of honest efforts. I am
gainst useless legislation that would throw
our country into a panic and bring a re
newal of the horrors bequeathed to us by
the last democratic administration."
"In conclusion, I desire to say that after a
careful study of condition and political vlewa
In Iowa and In my own district, I am sat
isfied that I am not In harmony with a great
many of the republican voters, who believe
that free trade, in whole or In part, will
remedy the trust evil. I believe that It will
not, but that such a remedy is too likely, to
involve the nation In dangerous results and
so believing, I feel that I shoud not accept
the nomination for congress, which was so
generously tendered me, and I have decided
accordingly. I cannot part from a people
that t have loved and that honored me,
without leaving an expression of my earn
est and sincere vlsws on this and other vital
public questions." D. B. HENDERSON.
DES MOINES IS ALL WORKED UP
Letters from Henderson Gave Ko Hint
of Intention to With
(From a Etaff Correspondent.)
DE3 MOINES, 8ept. 18. (Special Tele
gram.) Tbe political sensation of the day
Is the retirement of Speaker Henderson
from the race In the Third district. The
news did not reach the politicians until late
this evening and at. first they refused to
believe It. but when the text of Hender..
ton's letter-tWwa they reluctantly
admitted that It leaves tbe party In a
peculiar condition In Iowa. Expressions
f alncerest regret were .heard on every
sand, not oaly because Lionel Henderson
haa been so greatly bjly'ed and because
he has added so much A) the prestige of
towa at the national capital, but because
f the conditions which hav.e brought about
On every hand the query was why It
Should be dope an", what, it all means. No
Intimation of an ' Intention to withdraw
had come to any one here. The state com
mlttee had no Information. Letters writ
tea by Colonel Hcndersdn s late at yes
terday Indicated that he had no thought
then 'of withdrawing. He had invited
Governor Cummins to go into his district
and speak wjth him next week, and had
urged Cummins to do ao. He bad written
'Major Lacey only a few days ago asking
him to apeak at low Falls October 2. and
Laoey had consented. He has written here
asking about the campaign work and
had promised his opening speech In manu
script. The announcement, therefore,
came at a complete surprise.
Congrestman Lacey of the Sixth district
Is In the city and tie at first refused to be
lieve the rumor. When shown Henderson's
letter he declared his belief that Hender
aon is not In fact out of line with his
party on the tariff question. "If we were
to accept tbe democratic Interpretation
of the platform then he wat out of har
mony with bit party; but I make my own
Interpretation of the platform and believe
that it Is good republican doctrine. There
was ao need of Henderson's withdrawal
He It too great a man for Iowa to lose at
this time. I regret exceedingly that be
haa takes this. course. If a convention Is
had In the Third district he will be unani
mously tendered the nomination again.
He would have been elected .easily If he
had remained in the Tace."
fc.0V,!r0r Cummtn ;clared hla belief
i .... . 00 ila"w on tbe tariff that
impelled Henderson to withdraw. "His
letter, to me urging- me to speak in hi.
district and hit-mo-A. ... -
- J- -i. im recent con-
H ber!: lb overnor. "led me
iui ne was well satisfied,
cannot understand It at .11
uKrAVb'"".U tbat """Jldate from
L 7. . . "unlr B selected, and it
J"' ,""' Courtwrlght or
Charles Pickett. r,..iv. ' or
ir iur long time.
,iTk7 . be"e that Henderson's
?hIV.?n J! !i CBn te beten D' "her of
SURPRISE T0 POLITICIANS
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6IOUJC mr. Ia.8e7t. l.-(Speclal Tel
egranj )t-A republican -
trlct conference, was held here today for
the purpose of outlining a plan of cam
paign. The chairmen from nine counties
re prteent.!- State Chairman , R. H.
Bpence waa unable to be present, but was
"presentee, ny E. A. T. Dawson, prlvat
xcrviary io senator Allison, who haa
charge of the epeaklng bureau durln th
campaign. Congressman Lot Thomas of
Diorm utae was present.
The assembled republican Dolitirian
were astounded at the receipt of tbe news
oi me wiindrawal of Speaker Henderson
Congressman Thomas said:
"I am not prepared to discuss the news
unui i learn more of the details. I un
aeratana that ths speaker alleges he Is
not In harmony with the idea that free
trade Is a remedy tor the trust evil. No
one advances such an Idas. At tbe recent
conference at Dea Moines adherence to pro
tection wat proclaimed as a cardinal re
publican principle. The difference of opin
ion Is merely one of rites. loeaker Hen-
Easy to tat:, easy to operate)-
demons withdrawal will cause a little
flurry for awhile, but I do not believe It
will have any permanent results, either In
state or national politics."
SURPRISE AT - THE CAPITAL
awn HJ Aelnnlly WMh-
. (From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Sept. 1. (Special Tele
gram.) The news tbst Ppesker Henderson
had decided to withdraw from .the con
gressional rare because be eoulif not agree
with his party associates In . Iowa aa to
revision of tbe tariff created a most pro
found sensation at the rapltol. The news
was not very generally known until a late
hour this evening and It almost required
documentary evidence to Induce politicians
to believe It. Tbe Iowa contingent, which
la quite numerous here, having (wo rep
resentatives In the cabinet, were practically
paralyzed, but very regretfully were forced
to believe tho nw. but still aaserted
that Henderson would be Induced to re
consider and remain ni tbe race'. v
Secretary Shaw west loaf to believe Hen
derson had decided to retire and expressed
the hope that the speaker could be -induced
to reconsider his declination. Mr.
Shaw said: (
"I deeply deplore the' reported action of
Speaker Henderson., In withdrawing from
tbe congressional race and am slow to be
lieve that such a course can be final and
Irrevocable. There must be 'some way out
of It, Iowa can 1U afford to lose him and
he would be deeply' missed In the national
councils of his party.'? '
Secretary Wilson , could scarcely believe
tho story, but evidence accumulating
through bulletins to .the press associations
and messages to special correspondents, he
was forced to admit Its truth.
"I really do not understand it," said Mr.
Wilson. "It will, however, certainly tend
to bring tariff revision to a most acute
point aa an Issue, and but little else will
be discussed during the remainder of the
campaign. It Is a remarkable coincidence
that the announcement of Henderson's
withdrawal should follow to closely on tbe
heels of the reports of a conference at
Oyster Bay today. It Is reported In the
press dispatches from there that Senator
Hanna, Aldrlch and rlatt of Connecticut
held firmly and successfully against any
revision of existing tariff schedules, beat
ing Senatora Spooner and Allison, who con
tended that a revision of the tariff waa
Imperatively demanded In the weat, par
ticularly in Iowa. I can scarcely conceive
what causes Henderson to put his hand
down so firmly, but it certainly means a
slump In tariff."
Who will seek to fill Henderson's shoes
Is the question most frequently heard on
all aides. The Iowans here assert that
there Is an abundance1 of good timber in
the Third Iowa district upon which to draw,
but they mournfully Assert that there Is
only one David B. Henderson. Quite a num
ber of Iowans are mentioned as likely to
seek the nomination in place of Henderson,
among those most prominently mentioned
being tbe following: , State Senator Court
wrlght, who formerly unsuccessfully sought
to defeat Henderson tor the nomination,
and C. E. rickrtt will cot sUud idly by
and see Courtwrlght secure the plum.
Harding county has two favorite sons
ho will be groomed and placed in the
race, namely, J. H. Hunk or ciaora ana
Charles Albrook of Cedar Falls.
Tbe retirement of Henderson naturally
causes all aorts of apeculatlon aa to who
will be selected to preside over the de
liberations of the Fifty-eighth, congress.
General Grosvenor of Ohio, Joseph O. Can
non, of Illinois, and last but pot least, the
Ise ones say, Charleses, wtueneia ,oi
Maine. LIttlefleld Is reported to have been
chosen by President Roosevelt as . hi
knight errant to fight the trusts in the
halls of congress and' might reasonably
claim and' secure administration:, support
In an effort to secure the Speakership. -
Director George E. Roberta of the United
States mint, tbe principal' owner of the
Des 'Moines Register, paper which has
advocated tariff revision speaking tonight
of Speaker Henderson's action, said: "This
action of Speaker Henderson Is incom
prehensible. I am wholly unable to ao
count for It. He was sure of re-election.
His withdrawal of course will emphasize
and exaggerate the differences . that exist
among Iowa republicans, and that Is to be
especially deplored on this account. Gen
eral Henderson has a strong hold on the
affections of our psople. Whatever differ
encea of opinion existed on acoount of the
tariff, no one baa thought of his retire
ment from public life."
NEW YORK, Sept. 16. Senators Hanna
and Allison returned to tne waiaorr-
Astorla a few minutes before midnight.
When informed by the Associated Press
of Speaker Henderson's decision to refuse
the nomination for congreas. Senator Hanna
said: "We have already heard of It, but
we have absolutely nothing to say on tbe
Senator Allison also refused to taia.
Senators Spooner. Lodge and Aldrlch also
returned to this city , tonight from Oyster
SMITH EXPRESSES REGRETS
Did Sot Think Speaker was
gerlenaly Opposed to
The announcement that Speaker Hender
son had declined tbe nomination for con
greas from the Third towa district and had
withdrawn from the race waa .received in
Council Bluffs last night with considerable
surprise. Although tbe dispatches announc
Insr Mr. Henderson's withdrawal gave but
little information It Was presumed that he
had decided to decline the renomlnation,
which la the Third district meant re-elec
tion, on account of his views oa the tariff
not being altogether in harmony with thoae
of the republican party In Iowa, as expressed
In the platform adapted at tbe State con
vention In Dee Moines.
Congressman Smith-' when he learned of
Speaker Henderson's withdrawal said:
"The news that .Speaker Henderson bas
concluded to refuse to stand for re-election
la his congressional district U so surprising
and the information givea a jto Me reasons
Is so scant that I am Scarcely, prepared to
do more than express my deep, regret at
the conclaaloa reached, and at U lose sus
tained by tbe republicans of Iowa aad the
whole country therefrom. The telegrams I
have seen declare that hit withdrawal Is
caused by dissatisfaction with the attitude
of hla party on the tariff, but do not eay
whether it la the attitude of his party In the
nation or his state that la unsatisfactory
to him. From what Information I had
believed that whle the state platform was
not perhapa la the exact language be would
chosen, he waa upon the whole not
great? dlssatl fled tlrswlth,,J)J I certainly
hd no Idea that be waa ao aueepanea upon
that subject as te evsn lead him to think
of withdrawing. Whatever may have been
hie reasons for taking this Important step
it meana that the country is to lose the
services of one of ite ableat stateamen aad
that Iowa Is not only to lose ooe of Its meet
conspicuous figures la national affairs, but
In every probability is to, lose the great oi
Bra of epeaker. and thla should, aad I feel
will, be a matter of deep regret to every
cltlsen of the elate."
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HOLD SPELLMAN FOR MURDER
Jnrtri tt Oorenei'i Inquest Find that He
Delivered Fatal Blow,
STRIKERS ARE CLEARED OF THE CRIME
Verdict Reronnraila thnt Poeplall Be
Held for Farther Intestinal Ion,
Although Evidence Dora
Sot Implicate Mini.
Earf Caldwell mme to his death on the
morning of September 14. 1IM2, in the city
of Omaha. Neb., resulting from a Mow
delivered with felonious Intent by John
Spellman nt the Intersection cf Twelfth
snd Cns streets. In Omaha, Neb. While
the preponderance of texllmony does not
Implicate Charles Posplsll, we would rec
ommend Ihat he be held for further In
This Is tho verdict returned by the Jury
in the Inquest before Coroner Brailey over
tbe body of Earl Caldwell, the Union Ta
clflo machinist who met a violent death
near the Cass street entrance to the shop
yards shortly after midnight Saturday. " The
Jury waa composed of these men: St. A.
D. Balcombe, foreman. Zfl02 California
street; E. M. Stenberg, 2224 Mason; George
R. Rathburn. 2610 Charles; C. M. Barhman,
1615 Chicago; II. S. Mann, 1713 Chicago:
Steven Hansen. 2220 North Twenty-fifth
It is the "Irony of fate" that for the mur
der of a Union PaclBc employe, which was
laid at the door of strikers, another Union
Pacific employe should, out of nine prison
ers, be the only man charged with the
crime. John Spellman, as has been stated,
waa laborer on the contract work of the
new shops being completed by the Union
Pacific, had never been an employe of the
ahopa and was not one of the strikers with
whom the railroad company Is now at is
sue. 8pefiman's father, Mike Spellman,
who wat arrested at the same time with hit
son and seven others, was In charge of the
pickets stationed at the Case street gate
near which the tragedy occurred and wat
first believed possibly to be the man
who delivered the blow that caused the
death Of young Caldwell, but the emphatic
testimony of Mordlca W. Ball, tbe com
panion of the murdered man, who himself
wat severely beaten on the scene of Cald
well's death, removes tbe burden of thla
grave suspicion from the senior Spellman
and placet It upoa his son.
Elder gpellman Not the Slayer.
Ball, In his statements yesterday, simply
made it an impossibility for Mike Spellman
to have been tbe alayer of Caldwell. He
testified on direct examination and re
peated It on cross-examination that Mike
Spellman did not strike Caldwell, but was
one of his (Ball's) assailants, and when
the attorney for the defense asked him If
be was positive of this. Ball replied that
was absolutely certain and that there
could be no doubt.
Notwithstanding his exoneration as to tbe
Caldwell case, Mike Spellman doubtless will
be held on a charge of assaulting Ball.
County Attorney Shields probably will bave
warrant Issued for the arrest of Jack
McKenna also as one of Ball's assailants.
According to Ball's testimony he was first
assaulted by these men.
There is a decided feeling of censure
among strikers against Mike Spellman for
the part he seems to have played In this
unfortunate affair. He was charged with
the direction of pickets and In this ca
pacity was the one to restrain rather than
promote violence. That he did not exert
bis influence to check the trouble when he
saw It coming. Instead of facilitating-It,
as he la laid to have done, Is tbe source
of eevere criticism -agalfllPTiSra bjf etrjjte
Four1 wttnetBes'whd claimeS 'to have been
on the scene wnen tne trouDie in wnicn
Caldwell loot his life occurred specifically
nd emphatically declared that. John Spell
man atruck the first blow upon Caldwell
nd that he followed up thla blow with
others by Jumping upon hla victim, whom
he knocked into a ditch. Three of these
witnesses were George I Perkins, Ray
mond Chadwlck and Rudolph Llndberg, ap
prentices la tbe shops before tbe strike.
and the fourth was Mordlca W. Ball, tbe
companion of the murdered man.
Certain as to John Spellman.
In his testimony yesterday morning Ball,
who was tbe principal witness of the day,
told the coroner. Jury and the attorneys
I am absolutely certain that John Spell
man was the man who flrBt struck Earl
Caldwell, that he followed up his first blow
and fell or Jumped on Earl after he had
knocked him In the ditch. I am absolutely
certain Mike Spellman (father of John and a
striker) did not hit Earl Caldwell and had
nothing to do with the assault made upon
Caldwell. I am Just as positive that John
Kerrigan was not in this fight, and I am
not able to aay with any degree of certainty
that anyone else was except John Spell
man." And then Ball went diametrically oppo-
alte in Ms statements to the testimony of
the three witnesses who preceded him and
whose statements agreed In very detail, by
implicating Charles Posplsll, a Union Pa
cific atrlker, as one of the mefc who, he
thought, was engaged in the assault upon
Caldwell, but he could not ba certain aa to
what part Posplsll played. He was positive
he saw Posplsll standing on tbe spot wnen
Spellman knocked Caldwell down, and said
Le saw Posplsll raise a club in both hands
and advance vtoward the prostrate form of
Caldwell as If to deal him a blow, and be-
Uevea that he did strike hlra.. He couia
not be certain aa to this, be said, for he was
set upon about that time by Jack McKenna,
Mike Spellman and he thought two omers
and was busily engaged In fighting his own
After Perkins. Cbadwlck and uincmerg
bad testified that they were positive Pospl
sil waa not present when the fighting oc
curred, Posplsll himself took the stand and
testified to tbe aame thing ana swore mat
he had no part whatever in tbe affair.
Case of Posplsll la Peeolinr.
The case of Posplsll la a peculiar one.
From the Bret affair it waa believed he was
not at the scene when the trouble occurred.
He seemed te have proven a . complete
alibi to this effect by tne siaunneBis u.
three witnesses, but the assurance oi au
that he waa at the fight and took a hand
In the attack made on Caldwell admits cf
question. The testimony of Martin
Shields, a policeman wno met rospisu
twice on the fatal oigni wunin a lew
blocks of the scene of murder, complicates
the situation. Shields says be met Pos
plsll first about 11 o'clock at Ninth and
Davenport and then about 1 o'clock, which
was after the tragedy, near Twelfth and
Case. Posplsll Insisted that be and 8hleld
met also at another time and exchanges
greetings, which would bave made It Im
possible for him to have been at the fight
when It occurred.' Bhlelds could not re
member this occasion. . - ,
Matt 8chneckenberger. another police
man, also testified to having met Posplsll
at Ninth and Davenport that night, about
11:10. Posplsll says he was stationed at
Rkk ! tba pure hop flavor. Bottled Ml at tho Brewer jr.
Tne a aasrlran Brewing Caw. at. tenia. Ma.
Ninth and Davenport. All the witnesses
who testified to seeing Posplsll agreed
that be carried, at be said, an umbrella,
tbat Is all but Ball, who claims Posplsll
hsd a club.
Some interesting testimony was adduced
yesterdsy regarding the ownership of the
steel knuckles picked up In the city Jail
lobby Sunday. Sergeant Hudson and Offl
rem Madsrn and Kirk were placed on the
stand to tell what they knew about this
mysterious weapon. Madsen and Kirk
promptly told all they knew, which con
tained nothing upon which a solution of
the problem as to the ownership of the
knuckles could be "based. Hudson, after
passing through a eevere ordeal of rross-
' examination by Attorney Ed P. Smith.
made It evident that his knowledge was no
more extensive. He picked the knuckles
up from the floor under the seat pre
viously occupied by Kerrigan and others
and could not give satisfactory evidence
that' Kerrigan had placed the weapon
' fla;i Describe Assnnlt.
In describing the assault on him Ball
testified that he thought Mike Spell
man was the first man who atruck him. He
said that Jack McKenna Joined Mike Spell
man In assaulting him and that' two others,
whom he could not name, took a band. He
said he was' struck bb' the upper forehead
with a club and also on the elbow, both; of
which places were badly scarred. He
fought his assailant as best he could, he
8816." while trying -to back off from them
and' get to the gate of the yards. lie cays
he fell and that Mike Spellman and Mc
Kenna tell on him, but that be rolled out
from under them."'-
Ball gave a graphic description of the as
sault and death of his companion, Caldwell.
He said that he. tried hard to aasist Cald
well, but wae prevented by the men who
assailed him. Caldwell, according to Bali,
cried out, "Oh, don't,. don't," while he was
down in. the gutter and being pounded by
his assailants who, he was sure, were John
Spellman and one other.' As he rolled from
under Mike Bpellman and McKenna, Ball
says he made a feint at drawing a revolver,
which dispersed ths crowd and gave Cald
well a chance to get up. He says Caldwell
ran to the gate, preceding him (Ball) In
side. H says Caldwell waa carried to the
dormitory inside the yards by himself and
a guard and expired within about fifteen
minutes after he was assaulted.
Kail to Fix Murderer.
With all the cross-examination of Ball
and the other witnesses the attorneys' failed
to draw out any statement that would fix
the responsibility for the fatal blow.
Rudolph Llndberg, the 16-year-old black
smith apprentice who testified this morn
ing, was discharged and tbe others held.
County Attorney Shields wanted Jack Mc
Kenna to take the aland, but upon advice of
bis attorney, Ed P. Smith, McKepna re
fused to do so, or at least said he would
not testify If placed on the stand. Shields
then requested that. McKenna be discharged,
but Captain Haze declined to grant the re
quest. Neither of tbe Spellmans were
placed on the stand.
Dr. Seymour H. Smith, the Union Pacific
physician and turgcon who was called to at
tend Caldwell, testified that he reached tbe
shops after . Caldwell was dead, examined
the wounds, and thonght ths fatal blow
might have been dalt with a fist,, fall or
blunt instrument,.' He found a lump on the
back of the .head where the fatal blow waa
struck the tlze of half an egg.. . He waa not
at the autopsy and. could give no scientific
statement as to .the case.
TAKE INTEREST IN
People of tbe .Black Hills
Dewt Vpfcn Ofnaba In
'"' DEADW'Oob. 'b,, 8ept,.! l(SpeciaV!)
Frank Dunlop a.nd John Drexel, the emis
saries or AK-sar.Ben, who are in tne runs
exploiting tbe carnival, are meeting with
the best of Jucpess everywhere they go,
and have captured the different cities' and
camps of the HUs completely, eo there
is certain to be. a big excursion to leave
thla section of the country on the 26th for
Saturday they visited Lead and while
there worked up a strong sentiment among
the people of that prosperous city In favor
of making a big showing at the carnival,
and it can be confidently stated that Lead
will tend the biggest delegation from the
Black Hills of any city In It. Tbe people
there are enthusiastic over the proposed
excursion, and they will not allow Dead
wood to get ahead of It In point of num
bers. The business men of Lead took bold
of the proposition In the right spirit, and
before Messrs. Dunlop and Drexel left that
city they had the assurance that at least
200 people would attend. The mayor and
business men generally Joined wltb the
Omaha representatives, and they assured
them that they would not stop working
on the proposition until the day came for
the excursion to leave the Hills.
Sunday, tbe Omaha gentlemen spent In
Spearflsb, where tbey succeeded In working
up a lively interest in tbe excursion, and
received the promise of many tbat they
would be in Omaha on 'he dates of tbe
show, and would Join tbe excursion when
It left tbe Hills.
Last evening tbe representative! of tbe
Knights were entertained at the Deadwood
Buslneea Men'a cjub. where Mr. Dunlop and
Mr. Drexel explained everything connected
with the festival, and. carnival, to be held
In Omaha by the society. X great deal
of Interest a was aroused among the mem
bers of the club,, and the delegates .from
the GatCity received the assurance that
every assistance that the club could give
to further the plana of the representatives
with, regard to the coming excursion .would
be extended, and a . committee was an-
polntel to. assist in. drumming up a crowd.
At Sturgls and Rapid City the delegates
also met with splendid success in working
up an interest in tbe coming excursion,
and have received assurances from the
bualnesa men of those cities that, there
will be a large crowd Join the excursion
when it pulls out of Deadwood. There will
also be many go from Rochford. Hill Cltr
and Custer City, ao that Omaha mayklouk.
ior a urge innux or Black Hillert on the
27th of thla month.. -. .
STRIKE IS 0NAT SWIFT'S
Two Hnnnreal Wool Workers Leave
Chicago Paeklaaf Hons Becnnse
Xonnnloa Men Are 'Employed.
CHICAGO. Sept! 16. Two hundred mem
bers of tbe Wool Workers' union employed
by Swift Co., went on a strike today, al
leging tbat the company was employing
non-union labor. In tbe wool department
of the parking plant. The men claim that
unless their grievances are adjusted tomor
row all the union men employed by the firm
will be called out on a sympathetic strike-
Cloak Firm in Trnnhle.
NEW YORK, Sept. 16 Application wat
made today to file an involuntary petition-
In bankruptcy against the cloak firm of
Meyer Jonassoa aV Co. of this city.
SOLDIERS BLOCK THE TRACK
McLean Cablet that Hit Jonmsji tt
Faitsta Are Iiterrnptsd.
SAIAZAR SAYS IT'S ONlY A PRECAUTION
Commander of IJaii rnmrat Forres
Hevonrllrs) American officer lth
Asxuranee that There Will Be
So More Molestation.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 16. Secretary of the
Navy Moody today received tho following
cable from Coramaudrr McLean, who ar
rived a'. Colon yesterdsy:
Yesterdwy I went to Panama. Train
stopped twice by obstruction plate Iron,
etc., placed on track. After train passed
saw government soldiers replace obstruc
tions. Accompanied by consul and Com
mander Potter of Kansrer. pnlled on gov
ernor. Friendly conversation. Returning
to Colon this mnrnlna stopper! by obstruc
tions. Soldiers were compelled to remeve
them. Holdlors then stood on track. f5y
my directions train moved on and soldiers
JurtUH-! awa jr. Will - tfutird trains. - No
revolutionists. In sight, )ut rumored coming
The foregoing dispatch was not dated,
except as coming from Colon, but la ac
cepted as referring to events of Monday.
Tho officials At Washington are not In
clined to Jump hastily at the. conclusion
that the obstructiou of traffic by govern
ment soldiers was Inspired by the Colom
bian government Itself, but are more ready
to believe that the act waa for the purpose
of ascertaining It any revolutionists occu
pied the train. Commander Mclean's dis
patch, as given above, Is not In full, some
portions containing expressions of opinion
on the commanderf part having been elim
inated, tt Is understood that at the meet
ing of Commanders McLean and Potter
and Tu, the, United States consul, with
Governor Salazar ht Panama, the latter
disavowed responsibility for the act of the
Acting Secretary of State Adce and Sec
retary Moody were in consultation for some
time today in regard to the Isthmian situa
tion, though the .conference took place be
fore tbe receipt of Commander McLean's
dispatch. However, the dispatch was re
ierred to the. Slate department Immediately
upon its receipt and tt Is understood that
some representations will be made to the
government at Bogota with a view to pre
venting a repetition of the Incident, and ob
taining some expression from Colombia
which may simplify the rather complex
situation which comes of the conjunction
of tbe government (liberal) and United
By the treaty of Granada, Colombia and
the United States mutually guarantee free
and uninterrupted t raffle across the isth
mus, and In the event that one or the
other showed a disposition to Interfere with
free transit it would be the right of the
other to step in and Insure it.
Commander McLean's action In placing
guards on the trains creates a situation
similar to tbat which existed some months
ago, when Captain Perry with Iowa, and
Commander McCrea were at Panama and
Colon respectively, and each train waa oc
cupied by a force of American bluejackets
or marines. Captain Perry at that time
was forced to take possession of the Pan
ama railroad and It Is probable that fur
ther interference will resultt in similar. ac
tion on the . part of Commander McLean.
Six trains are run across the Isthmus each
day, two. paaaenger and four freight trains,
and each, one may bave. to be .provided
with a guard, ...
Orders were. issued .today detaching Com
mander McLean from pommaod of Cincin
nati on .the, arrival, of. hla .successor, Com-niahde-
"Mason,. -who tailed from New York
today :for Colon; but it a itated V the
Navy department that if tbe situation re
quires it Commander' McLean will be kept
In command beyond the appointed time
for his detachment.
Salnanr Smoothes It Over.
'.PANAMA, Sept. 16. Commander Potter
and Commander McLean of tbe United
States cruisers Ranger and Cincinnati, re?
spectlvely,. and the acting United States'
consul here, Mr. Ehrman, bad a conference
yesterday with General Salazar, commander
of the government forces on the Island,
which lasted over an hour and In the course
of which many Important points were dis
cussed. The matter of the Interpretation
of article 35 of the treaty of 1846, by
which the United States, in view of cer
tain concessions made by Colombia, guar
antees tbe neutrality of the Isthmus and
that traffic across It shall not be inter
rupted, was also taken up in the confer
ence. In this connection It was related
that in November, 1891, the revolutionary
general, Patlno, and his men boarded a rail
road train running from Panama to Colon,
and by this means succeeded in surprising
the government garrison at the latter place
and in capturing the city. In order to pre
vent a repetition of such ' an occurrence
General Salazar haa now ordered that all
trains be stopped before entering Panama
or Colon and briefly inspected by govern
ment soldiers. In the carrying out of this
plan of Inspection the government has
placed an obstacle across ' the track at a
point a little beyond where the train stops
and it has been at once removed as soon
as it waa dlcovered there were no revolu
tionists in the train.
Xot to Orenr Aa?nln.
Commander McLean complained of thla
measure of General Salazar. The general re
plied that the superintendent of tbe Pan
ama railroad, H. 6. Prescott, had made tho
same complaint, and that out of consider
Prove It Any Time
By ths Evidence of Omaha People-
The daily evidence citizens right here
at home supply Is proof sufficient to sat
isfy the greatest akeptic. No better proof
can be had. Here Is a case. Read it:
Mr. Fred Miller, , employed at Edquist't
meat market, 17th and Clark streets, living
at . No. IGlt.-Izard ttrest says: "I have
been so bad with my back that I could
acarcely stoop. After stooping I could
scarcely straighten and trouble with tbe
kidney secretions existed. I tried every
kind of remedy guaranteed to be a sure
cure for kidney complaint and although
I was never compelled to stop working I
have scores of times felt Inclined that way.
Two boxes of Doan's Kidney Pills, procured
at Kuhn Co.'s drug store, corner 15th
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Fog sale by all dealers. Price 60 cents
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Y., sole agents for tbe United States.
Remember tbe name Doan'a and take no
TEN DAYS TRIAL.
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ation for the railroad company ond In tlew
of the fict thst the company had agreed
rot to run empty cars be would nttend to
the matter. General Salazar added that
these obstructions did not authorize Amer
ican Intervention, because they were only
a method of policing that did not Interfere
with traffic and which the government c-n-sidered
a sovereign right, which right th.
United Stales was bound to guarantee.
It IS said Goners! Salazar brought up
other questions for diseuelon with th
American officer, but no further decision
rernlted. The conference ended most
amicably, with the expression cf hopes that
everything would b- settled amicably. Com
mander McLean In a onst proposed peace
and the progress of Colombia.
TESTING ANTNFUSION LAW
Kensana Mart Knit to Compel l'lae
Insr of t'rsddork'a Name on
' Two Ticket.
TOPEK.V. Kan.. Sept. 1.-Suit vss
brought here today in the supreme court
to compel the secretary of state nud all
county clerks In Kansas to place the name
pf.W H. Craddock. the fusion nominee for
governor on both the democratic and peo
ple's party tickets. This is the test suit to
determine the validity of tho anti-fusion
law. Only four Justices were present te
dy and they declined to consider tho ap
plication for a writ of mandamus until the
full court Is present, which probably will
Fusion r.rKWInMre Candidate Snmed.
' OOALLALA. Neb.. 8 pt. 16. (Special Tele
gram.) The democrats and populists held
their , district conventions here today for
tbe thirtieth senatorial and fifty-fourth rep
resentative districts. Frank A. Johnson of
Lincoln county was nominated for repre
sentative and Nat Brownfleld of Dawson
county tor senator. 'W. i. Thompson, can
didate for governor, and John Powers were
the principle speakers. The meeting had
been-extensively billed for two weeks, but
the attendance was quite small. Less than
half of tbe counties were represented at
("nil for Democratic Convention.
. WEST PQ1NT, Neb.. Sept. 16. (Special.)
The democratic nenatorial convention for
the district, comprising Cuming and Burt
counties. Is called to. meet In this city on
September 20. -No candidates are mentioned
as yet. The immense republican majority
of Burt county; has for many years more
than offset tbe dwindling democratic ma
jority orCumlng, eo the result is foregone,
making; candidates on the democratic ticket
very shy in announcing themselves.
Republican Ticket nt Pierre.
PIER.RE. S. D., Sept. 16. (Special Telegram-)
The republican county ticket se
lected at J he primary election In this county
today Is: J. W. Laughlln, sheriff; C. A.
Bartlett.. treasurer; W. C. Notlmeyer, reg
ister of deeds; L. B. Westfall, auditor:
James W. Morse, clerk of court; I. W.
GoodnoWj state's attorney; Maude R. Car
ter, superintendent of schools.
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