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The 1 Omaha Daily ' Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, FIUDAV MOliNINCr, JANUARY 30, 1903-TEN PACS-KS.
SlMiLi: COPV TllllKH CKNTS.
tnjland, Ceraany and Italy Want Erery
thing in Biglt
INSIST ON PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
"Wi'.l Not Allow Other Powers to Share
'PEACE PROPOSALS CONSEQUENTLY HALT
Sowen liay Ears to Declare Mission to Ead I
TreOble Dismal Failure.
JDaatro Is between Tws Fires, for
j Whether Ha Accepts or Refaees
present Proposition Ho
Makes Maay Rnemles.
LONDON, Jan. Great Britain, Oer
wfnany and Italy bar aent a Joint reply
to Minister Bowen. They refuse to accept
the proposal that all the countries oaring
rlalma against Venezuela should be placed
km an equality with th three co-operating
Venezuela's answer to the powers' re-
fuaal to place all clalma on an equality la I
expected to arrive tomorrow. I
If Mr. Bowen can agree to give prefer- 1
. I tha .dattna fif flrt TH t I n flee-
tnany and Italy the blockade I likely to
be raleed Immediately, for so far aa known
this Is the only outstanding vital point
Ehould Venexuela demur or complications
arise such as a protest from some of th
other powera, the negotiations will be In
Situation, especially the attitude ot Oer-
man-, was discussed by tn senate com-
mlttee on military affaire today ana in I
situation Influenced the committee on some I
natters pertaining to th army approprla-
tlon bill, among which was th decision to I
accept the bouss resolution relating to
transports, that they be retained in me i
The committee alao provided for an In-
Urease of electrlclane, akllled gunnera, ma-
tblnlsts and aergeanta and othera who take
care of and handle guna In th aeacoast l
Some other additions wer mad In the
bill with a view of atrengthenlng th aerv- I
Ice. I The Influence of hypnotlo suggestion
Th discussion wae earnest and the con- I diminishes In proportion to popular knowl
elualon, aa atated by a member of the com- easa 0f it. it is moBt powerful when re
mittee. Is that th United States make It
plain that the honor and dignity of the I
country wouia oe maintained ana 1111 wr
many ehould not be allowed to "bluff" th
government by any attituda It might ai
Meacotlntlona May Bo Off.
Thar was a pause In tha Venesuelan
tiegotlationa today that approached peril'
pusly near a breach, and th and I not
set In sight. It grew out of the attitude of
Insisting upon preferential
For half an hour today Mr. Bowen waa
In conaultatton with Secretary Hay, al-
though the secretary la taking no part In
th. negotiation l any official aenae. Boa-
lbly fresh and enlarged . powera will be
siecesssry 10 cotoif wu & tucoi, iu. new
Two courses are now open to Mr. Bowen
and probably will be for President Castro
to elect which h shall follow.
He may take the opportunity to Inform
the world that Venezuela ylelda to over-
powering lorco ana n it cbuuoi mmi uiuit i
clalma aeDiors must recaon win tn al
lies, .or he may declare his mission has
failed and aend th case to Th Hague
French. Minister Waits.
NEW YORK. Jan. 29. It has been learned
officially, says the Herald'a Caracas corre
spondent, that Venezuela has been In
formed that M. Welner, the new minister
of France to Veneiuela. haa been halted
at Martlnlau until th alllee" blockade Is
It is said that th reason Is that the
salute and other formalities that would be
necessary might. In view of the actual state
of affairs, cause a misunderstanding.
WOOSEVELT REFUSES , BID
Bcsrcts He Caanot Attend Ohio Cen
tennial Celebration OwlasT to
Western Trip. ,
OOIXMRrP, Jan. 29. Ohio's coming cen
tennial celebration at Cbllllcothe, which
opens next May, will not aee President
In a letter received by Governor Nash
the president expresses regret and aaya
engagements covering a trlat to the Pacific
roast prelude the possibility of his accept-
Ing th invitation
rn Braaeh of Co-operatlvo Grain
Association and Will Balld
TOPEKA, K.n.. Jan 29.-A Kanaa.
Branca ot ine r armers d-operative urain
and Live Stock association waa organised
It will build or buy elevators at aultabls
points In Kansas and adjoining statea and
territories, buy grsln directly from farmers
and eull li in tne Deal maraeta.
Better shlpplug facllltlea will also be
demanded from the railroads.
MASCAGNI TO GIVE CONCERTS
Blgaa Contracts for Two Perform
ances la Kaasaa City Neat
KANSAS CITY, Jan. 29. Ptetro Mas-
gnt boa signed a contract to conduct two
couct ris here on Monday and Tuesday aft
ernoons, the Kansas City Symphony or
chestra to play hta. composition.
Uascagnl Is expected here on Saturday
morning to conduct rt-hearsala.
FOILED ASSASSINS TO HANG
Connecticut l.eitlslatar Considers
Bill Makiai Attempts on Presl-
drat Capital tXraro.
HAr.TTOKD. Conn.. Jan. 29. A bill was
luiroilueeil today In the legislature making
an alceirpt on the life of a president of
the United States or a foreign ambassador
equal before the law with murder In th
jirai degree sua jiumsnsDie oy aeaia.
STRICKEN AT THE PALACE
Italian Minister Ha Attar Ic
Paralysis While Betas; He
reived by the KIbb.
ROME, Jsn. J9. Foreign Minister rrl-
nettl bad an attack of paralysis of the
right side while being received In audi
ence by King Victor Emanual today. He
ws removed to bl borne In a serious con
The minister were holding their nsusl f
seml-weekly conference with the king af
the qulrlnal when Slgnor Prlnettl. who
was addressing his majesty, suddenly threw
up his arms, staggered and would hare
by hie colleagues.
1D' ,DC,a'"Dl csusea great excitement.
I the king running for assistance and Min-
Ilster ol commerce Haccein. wno Is a pny
ilclan. doing what wai Immediately neces-
The king, who Is especially attached to
Signer Prlnettl, was much affected. His
majesty desired that the minister be put
to bed In the qulrlnal, but Dr. Daccelll In
sisted that It would be hotter to convey
him to his own home, which was done.
One of the ministers went ahead to break
the news to Blgnora Prlnettl.
Dr. Marronl Is attending Slgnor Prlnettl,
who, although unable to apeak, retains full
The minister's wife, who was fox hunting
when she heard of his illness, galloped
i home at breakneck speed.
It Is said the whole of Slgnor Prlnettl'i
left aide Is affected, but the physicians are
hopeful that be will soon recover. A
host of persons called at th Frlnettl
residence during the day.
rAI I H UUHtb Aht bLUU I LU
German Doctors Hay Hypnotism
Almost Worthless to
BERLIN, Jan. 19. The commission of
I expert In mental diseases appointed by
th ministry of education to Investigate
tne healing value of hypnotism reports
tnat it , almost worthless,
n,. commission, composed of Prof. Men
aei and nr. nock. Munter and Aschen
Dorn. wa Dnolnted during the falth-heal-
ng excltemeut here a year ago. The report
declares hypnotism cannot yroduce organic
changes nor cure epilepsy nor hys
terla, but can be used helpfully in aome
instances by removing symptoms through
Uggestlon. No good physician would leave
out 0f account the Influence of suggestion
on patients, but hypnotlo suggestion may
intensify disease when lsymen apply it
wn0 q0 not jtnow when to use it and
when not to do so.
garded by a aubject aa marveloua and
PANAMA PEOPLE SATISFIED
Glad Canal la to Be Bollt by raited
States Without Help from
PANAMA, Jan. 29. No comments on the
atgnlng of the canal treaty are mad by
ooa neWBpapeI, but ner, ,re
They are enthusiastic over the prospect
that the canal will finally be built by the
Un,u, SMett ,n wnlcn country the ,
conndence( wUnout th8 intervention
of Burope,n power,, wnlcn now looked
upon with disfavor.
Th treaty la considered fair and mu
tually advantageous, although some Colom
blana think the annual rental might have
been put at a more equivalent rate, consld-
erlng the ,OSI of Bthmlan renta and the
pr,cUcai beoeflta obtained by the
LIBRARY FOR THE HAGUE
Oarneclo Mar Make Gift to the la.
ternatloaal Court of
THE HAOTJB, Jan. 29. Th foreign mln.
,ter. Dr- vn Lynden, replying to a qucs
t,on ' the Chamber today ss to whether an
offer from Andrew Carnegie of $250,000 to
found library for the international court
' arbitration had been rejected, said It
had not been rejected and added that no
offer had been made in a form rendering
either acceptance or refusal possible.
The minister observed that in view of the
special character ot the arbitration court.
the best forui for such a gift would be
to make It a special foundation. Mean
while the government waa willing to ad
mlnlster'the gift If It were offered.
PRETENDER IS RETREATING
Kepalaed by the Troops of the Saltan
nnd la LcnvlnaT Field
MADBTn. Jan. 29. A dlsnatrh tn th.
imperl.i from Tangier anounces that Bu
Hammara, the pretender to the throne ot
Morocco, has been repulsed and is re
It waa announced from Madrid last ntgbt
that the Spanish government had received
news that the Moorish pretender was ad
vancing to attack Fex.
SCHWAB SEEKS SPECIAL TRAIN
wishes to Cross Siberian Bond
Greatest Possible Com
fort. ct PETERSBl'RO. Jsn. 29 Charlea M
gchwab Is negotiating for a three-car spe-
rial train from Vlrballnn, a station on the
Rusao-Pruaslan frontier, to Port Arthur,
as the Russian authorities stop the heavy
International sleeper at Irkutsk. Siberia,
and substituts lighter cara from that point
VON BALLESTREM VINDICATED
Lata Presldcat of the Kelrbstaar la
B-Electrd by that
BERLIN. Jan. 29. The Reichstag today
re-elected Count von Ballestrem as presi
dent. Ths count soon entered the chamber
and accepted the office.
He was rs-clected by 195 to 89 votes.
Blank . ballots were caat by the, socialists
Aathor Divorced from Aathoresa.
LONDON. Jan. 19. Henry Norman. M. P..
the author aud traveler, has been granted
divorce from his wife, Minnie Muriel
I Dowle, th traveler and author, on the
I ground of the latter's infidelity. Lieutenant
I Edward Arthur "it if era Id of the Dragoon
i uuarue waa uamea as co-riuaeuu
AGAINST LAND GRABBERS
Burleson of Teiaa Explains the Purpose of
His Concurrent Resolution.
MANY SUITS ARE LIKELY TO FOLLOW
Fart that Laidt Are Only Fitted for
X Grailic Don Sot arraet Vlo-
latlon ot law to Sreir
'''.,. " Them.
WASHINGtV "'.(Special Tele
gram.) Mr. Burlv exas, in explain
ing the reason for tr Production of his
concurrent ' resolution "yesterday calling
upon the secretary of the Interior for cer
tain Information relative to land leases
and Illegal fencing In New Mexico, Wyom
ing and Nebraska, said:
"Certain laws on our statute books were
placed there to enable poor men to secure
small homes In the west where the bulk of
the public domain la located. These laws
have in fact failed of their purpose, except
In a few Instances, but are being utilized
to enable rich cattle owners and corporal
Hons to acquire Immense bodies of land
The present homestead act should be ma
terially amended and the desert land law
should be promptly repealed. Millions of
acres of land are year by year, through
practices never contemplated when these
acta were passed, being absorbed by classes
of persons whom it was never intended
should acquire the public domain through
these acts. The purpose of the resolution
I have Introduced Is to get at the truth with
reference to these abuses, and when the
facts are elicited to vigorously prosecute
suits to reclaim the public domain which
has been fraudulently acquired.
"It Is said old soldiers and often wld
ows of old soldiers are used by land-grabbers
to acquire land which should be re
served for men who want to get homes
live on them and improve them. It I can
get a full report from the Interior depart
ment, I expect to see numbers of suits In
stituted to restore these lands to the pub
lie domain and place them within reach ot
the people who should have them. The
claim that these lands, so acquired, are
In the arid or semi-arid regions and are un
fit for cultivation is no Justification for the
monopolization ot vast areas to be used
for the etfrlohment of large cattle owners,
If the claim has substantial basis, then
the homestead act should be amended and
larger amount, not to exceed six sec
tlons, should be allowed each actual set
More Money for Indiana.
Through the effort of Representative
Burke of South Dakota a number of addl
tlonal appropriations for Indian schools In
South Dakota were added to the Indian bill
today. Before final vote waa taken on the
measure for the Chamberlain school, $16,000
waa added to carry out the previous legis
lation looking to an increase In capacity
of the Institution; for Pierre 15.000 waa
added, while for Rapid City a 19.000 In
crease was decided upon over the bill as
originally reported. In addition to thla
amount the house voted $11,000 for the pur
chase of an Irrigated farm at the Rapid
City school, while the agent'a salary was
Increased to $1,600. These additional ap
propriations were made necessary by the
determination of the Indian office to in
crease the Rapid City school from 150 to
The item in the Indian bill appropriating
$6,000 for the erection ot water works at
the Genoa (Neb.) school waa opposed by
Representative Burton of Ohio, who has
been making a most earnest and at times
hot fight against many of the obsolete Items
In the Indian bill. Mr. Robinson of Ne
braska opposed Mr. Burton's motion to
strike out the Item and told how the town
of Genoa had been supplying the school
with water from Ita own water works and
making money of the government In no
wise commensurate with the service ren
dered. Mr. Burkett, having received a let
ter from a member of the town council re
garding the water furnished the school by
the city, read the letter. Little or no de
bate resulted and when the vote was taken
on Mr. Burton's amendment to strike out
the appropriation It was defeated and the
Genoa school stands a fair show ot getting
an Independent water system.
C. A. Fay, editor of the Clinton (la.)
Advertiser, and wife are In Washington
enroute to Florida, where they will spend
Howard Worth of Rapid City Is in the
capital on his way to New York.'
Vandevanter Gets Judgeship,
President Roosevelt has decided to noml
nate Wlllia Vandevanter of Wyoming as
circuit Judge of the eighth circuit, aa waa
predicted in The Bee on the day the bill
passed congress creating an additional
Judge for this circuit.
Warren D. Lane of Slsseton. S. D., was
admitted to practice this morning before
the supreme court, and during the after
noon argued In behalf of the appellee in
the case ot the United States against Jamea
A. Rickert, as county treasurer for Robert
county. South Dakota. Senator Klttredgo
waa also one of the attorneya for the ap
Bontlne of Departments,
Contract Surgeon Richard M. Fletcher,
Jr., ha been relieved from duty at Fort
Niobrara and ordered home, Huntsvllle
Ala., for annulment of contract
Postmasters appointed: Nebraska F. A,
Witt. Thompson, Jefferson county, vice 8
J. Wahl, removed. Wyoming John H
Sthmitz, Battle, Carbon county.
The postmaster general has allowed the
postmaster at Grand Island two additional
letter camera to begin service February 2
Thu National Live Stock bank of Chicago
has been approved as reserve agent for the
First National bank of Algona, la.
the Bed Cross.
General John M. Wilson, vice president
of the National Red Cross, presented to
congress today a memorial regarding lii.it
organization, especially with ref renc to
certain difficulties which 'aa;? arUen In re
gard to the management of I'a affair.
Included In the patra " letter roin
Secretary Cortelyou to Mlsa Clara Barton,
president of the Ked Cross, in which h
says that in a ropy of iM bylavts sub
mitted by the awiociaiion the puVoVni and
his cabinet are constituted a haar l of con
sultation of the American Red Crcsi. Mr.
Cortelyou says it is Impossible f jr th pres
ident and cabinet to serve .ai aka that
public announcement be made cf that fact.
Complaint la made In a memorial sent
to President Roosevelt of the raanicr in
which ths organization is pliced lu tie
bands of one person and of the mana
ment of the finances of the association, and
legislation to remedy this Is asked.
lew lust Fair Site.
ST. LOUIS. Mo., Jan. 29. Several mem-
bers of the Iowa commission today In-
spected tne World's fair grounds, and
' especially the site upon which th stale
j capitoi or Iowa is to De reproauced.
WOOD SPEAKS TO KANSANS
eneral I rarcs Seed of Reciprocity
with Caba to Fnlflll National
TOPEKA. Kan.. Jan. :. The feature of
he banquet of the Kansas Day club to-
ight. celebrating the forty-second anni
versary of the admission of Kansas Into
tie union, was the adjross by Genetal
His subject was "Rclpr M'. ' and dealt
with the needs of Cuba and th duty of
the United States toward that Island. Gen
eral Wood urged reclpro '.i'.y becaimi Cuhi
had been promised such treatment t.nd
because help given to the Ssliud row, at the
Inception of its government . wo-il.l to n
long way toward removjg the possibility
of future comnllc atlons.
General Frederick Funeton, commander
of the Department of he Colorado, re
fused to mak hti nd lress. hut thanked thtf
members of th? club'for their gr-eilng and
expreeaed pleasure at binn again In Ktn-
The tosstra.'stcr was William Alien White
cf Emporia, president cf the club. Three
hundred leadlu-j republican haJ places at
the banquet wblos.
A receptioi by thn governor and state
officers was Riven Geniitl Wood this sft?r
noon. and io-ilf.bt General Funstcn was en
tertained at dinner.
ILIPINOS URGE MURDER
General Otis Tells Chlcaaro students
of Advice Gives Him on
CHICAGO. Jan. 29. Major General Elwell
S. Otis, In a lecture before the students
of the College of Commerce and Adminis
tration at the University of Chicago to
night, declared that prominent Filipinos
urged him to put down the rebellion by de
vastation and murder.
'The advice given me waa that civilized
warfare would not terminate the rebellion,"
he aald. "It was urged that the Insur
gents would attribute human treatment to
cowardice and would be encouraged. De
vastation and murder were" advocated."
Instances where Filipino were buried
alive, beheaded and murdered by amlgos
who did not countenance the rebellion were
'What the Islands need." continued Gen.
eral Otis, "Is a reformed currency, prac
tical land laws, limited government con
cessions for the upbuilding ot natural In
dustrles and sufficient capital for the de
velopment of the resources.
'The desire of the majority ot the In
habltanta of the islands is for peace and
protection which will enable them to enjoy
the fruits of their labor."
SHEEPMEN PUSH WORLD'S FAIR
Ayrshire Association Appelate Com-
snlttee to Insure' Proper
NEW YORK. Jan. 29. The twenty-eighth
annual meeting of the Ayrshire Breeders'
association was held here today. Tha pres
Ident. George H. Yeaton ot Dover. N. H..
presided, with Charles M. WiiMow ofratt
don, Vt., as secretary. Aboif. thirty mem
bers were present.
It waa decided that the president and
secretary appoint committees of from one
to three member from states having Ayr
shire Interests to co-operate with any sim
ilar committees appointed by other breed
era' associations, and to appeal to their
respective legislature for proper action to
insure a proper representation at the
These officers were elected: President,
George H. Yeston, Dover, N. H.; vice pres
ident. Obadtah Brown, Providence, R. I.;
aecretary, Charles M. Wlnslow, Brandon,
Vt.; treasurer, Ntcholaa S. Wlnster, Green
vllle, R. I.
FEUD ' LEADS T0 BLOODSHED
Kentucky Youths Witt Family War
nd One of Thens la Shot
LEXINGTON. Ky., Jan. 29. In a general
fight In Breathitt county today John How
ard was shot and killed by Liberty Clem
ens. Howard and Clemens had been ene
mies for some time.
Clemens and hia two brotbere met How
ard and two younger brothers at the com
pany store and a fight ensued, resulting in
Howard being shot through the stomach
One of the Clemens boys was also badly
Injured. The Howards retreated after
their brother was ihot and threatened to
avenge his death within twenty-four hours.
John Howard is a cousin of James How
ard, who has ben convicted of complicity
In the murder of William Goebel.
MURDER FOLLOWS PLAN TO ROB
Negroes I. ore Man to Questionable
Hesort and Slay Him In Subse
ARMSTRONG, Mo.. Jan. 29 Harry
O'Donnell, aged 25, of Mootpeller, Ind
died here today as the result of a bullet
wound received while Involved In a quar
rel with negroes in a negro resort la
It is believed O'Donnell was lured lnte
the place for purposes of robbery. Five
negroes are under arrest, but the strong
est suspicion Is upon Leonard Lyle, In
whose possession waa found a revolver cor'
responding In caliber to the one with
which O'Donnell was killed.
FUNSTON READY FOR SERVICE
Expects to Be Ordered Bark to Philip
pines, o lie Has Recovered
TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 29. General Fred
erick Funston said tonight that he would
cot be surprised If he were ordered back
to the Philippines before long. He has
recovered from all hia wounds and can
well endure active service for a while.
In anawer to a question. General Funston
expressed doubt as to the stability of the
Cuban government, lie says, however, it
has a better chance for prosperity than
South American republics on account of
the high character of the men. In control.
SEEKS TO FIX SMELTER RATE
Colorndo Representative Asks Consti
tutional Amendment to Giv
Control of Metal Works.
DENVER, Jan. 29 A bill Introduced In
the house by Representative Samuel Bel-
ford provldea for the submission of an
amendment ta the constitution which will
give the atat control of smelter and ore
reduction mills and caabl ll to fix their
PAf TRIBUTE TO M KINLtY
Dining Room at tke Millard Crowded at
the Ginb Banquet
MANY FROM OUT OF THE CITY PRESENT
Addresses Made by Governors Mickey
and Cummins. In Which the
I.ntter Elaborates on the
The first annual banquet of the McKin-
ey club was the occasion of about 300
persons meeting at tho Millard hotel ltisr
night and the dining room was not larg"
enough to accommodate the guests and the
overflow was seated In one of the adjoln-
ng rooms. The dining room was decorated
with the national color. Behind the prin
cipal table, resting upon a large American
flag, vis a portrait In heroic size of the
ate president, the sixtieth anntvercsry of
whose birth the club nnd Its Invited guests
had sesembled to commemorate.
In addition to members of the club there
were present republican from all parts
of the state and a few from Iowa, forty
persons arriving at 7:45 from Lincoln. In
this party were a number of members of
the Young Men's Republican club of the
Capital City and six of the members of
the state senate, with but three members
of the house of representatives.
It was 8:45 before the banquet was served
nd 9:43 before the loastmaster, Frank
Crawford, president of the club, called for
order at the conclusion of the feast.
Ho read a telegTam from President
Roosevelt sending greeting and best wishes,
and then Introduced Charles G. McDonald
to respond to the toast, "The McKlnley
Club." Mr. McDonald told of the organlza
tlon and history of the club In a well re
Governor Warmly Becelvcd.
The second speaker was Governor Mickey,
who responded to the toast, "McKinley'a
Character." This waa the first public ap
pearance of Nebraska's chief executive
since he assumed the duties of office and
he was greeted with warm applause. Mr.
Mickey said In part:
I am glad to be here thle evening to ptiy
tribute to the memory ot McKlnley. and
also glad to be here to be away from tho
otllee seekers to draw one free breath.
McKinley'a motto was the Golden Kule.
and who can truthfully say It was ever
broken by him? We all remember the
word of our martyred president, Lincoln,
1 believe that God calls men to tnelr
places in life," and I believe Abraham Lin
coln spoKe tiy inspiration wnen ne bhi l
In New Orleans that he would live to r.ee
slavery abolished. I believe with all my
neart that this nation nas oeen leu ny
Godly men like Abraham Lincoln and Wil
It has been said that McKlnley rlxen
upon the country the pol'cy of protection. ,
He was able to grapple with the great
financial questions, and to this great mind
Is due more than to any other the benefits
of our present system. God ues gooil men.
Uod can trust those wno are lea oy ll in
. . I l . .1 ....... I J ? . . 111., TV... AnU,
nuu l"J m no vio.
safe leader Is he who seeks divine help, and
McKlnley was a man or prayer, as wera
Lincoln, Washington and Gladstone.
McKlnley, the Soldier.
, C E. Adams of Superior spoke of "Mc
Klnley, the Soldier." Ho said In part:
'The mfrn'who' Ml In "the Btrngg'TK for
human liberty we mourn, but to McKlnley
we have a feeling closer. The deeds of the
soldiers have been commemorated In song
and In monuments. Poets and sculptors
have recorded their heroic lines. We sre
here as republicans. Republicanism stands
fir all tyogress, for those loftier theories
of government taught by William McKln
ley and the enforcement of law by Theo
dore Koosevelt. I sometimes think we for
get what we owe to the people of ' the
past to Washington, to Lincoln ai.d to
McKlnley, the soldier and patriot, whose,
far-seeing military ability humbled proud
Spain, and drove It forever from the west
ern seas. The principles of William Mc
Klnley were handed down to him from
Bunker Hill, from C'hapultepec. Where In
one country can be found three such men
as Washington, the father; Lincoln, the
savior, and McKlnley, the conservator of
Always Did Ills Duty.
Judge Paul Jessen waa then Introduced
to respond to the toaBt. "The Victory of
Defeat." He said in part:
I care not how you view McKlnley as
a soldier, as a statesman, as an executive
you are Impressed at once wltn nis deter
mination to do the duty which devolved
upon him. There Is one thing that Im
presses me with Mr. McKlnley s character.
Hnd that was in the election of 1MW. For
fourteen years McKlnley had utooxl upon
trie Moor of congreiw battling for protec
tion. Ills bill was attacked on eveiy himd
by the opposition and given only lukewarm
support by some of its friends, before it
had been tried. For the first time In his
life, so far as I know, the people of bis
diHtrlct refused to give htm a seat in con
gresB. The newspapers not only recorded
what they called the defeat of the pro
tective tariff Idea, but said that McKlnley
had been sent to oblivion. He published n
book to tell how the defeat whs accom
plished. Sure of the truth of his iirlnci
plee, he waited for the people to realize It.
When the atmosphere cleared William Mc
Klnley was railed to be governor, and
when the people were looking for a man to
be president In time of trouble, vlth ono
voice the jieopte cried William McKlnley
and the delegates at St. Louis simply rat
ified a nomination made months before
by the people. This was the victory of his
McKlnley, the Man.
"McKlnley, the Man," was the theme of
Charles F. Reavla of Falla City
Development is the direct result of every
man who has worked. The man who has
nit rtbuteil most to this reBult we call a
great man: that man who by his power In
stalled civilisation wnere innrrny rueu,
tint man who placed the world far ehad of
its time was the man McKlnley. That man
who believed that the only eternal part Tor
man to play waa man, who was n true man
because he was great. I shall not siieak of
him as a sohlier, as an officer of the state
or of the nation. Bather would I speak of
the man himself.
The speaker then related Incidents In the
life of McKlnley. describing In effective
word-pictures his first meeting with Mc
Klnley at the White House, the scenes at
his inaugural, his arrival at the bedside of
his dying mother and his own courageous
conduct during his closing hours after the
Following this address Norrls Brown
was Introduced to speak of "The OppoBl
tlon." Mr. Brown, after bearing greetings
from the Lincoln Republican club, said In
It Is a peculiar thing, that the smaller
the opposition grows the more it becomes
divided. There are democrats who are j
Jut democrats; democrats who are Just
liryaiilte"; pepa In th mlil'ile of the road,
pops In the brurti on the side of the road;
then the free sliver republican party which
died yuunr. However many divisions of
the opposition, they are united on u num
ber of principles first, to oppose every
thing that is; second, to decry everything
that will be, and. third, to prophesy every
thing that never will be. Its demonstra
tion of power wan such that no one Is
willing to endorse Its last administration.
It Is liecullar how willing they are to aban
don the Issues upon which It wages its con
tests What are they up to? Thev have
undertaken to ressurrect that old Hkeieton,
"tariff reform." In this connection it Is
argued that the tariff mdst be revised as
the only way in oesirny ine iruris. ir It
will destroy the trusts now why did It not
do so in 'ixS and 97?. it destroy almost
Caninalna' Idea of McKlnley.
The toast master Introduced Governor A.
B. Cummins of lows, who spoke on the
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ON PHASES OF LIFE IN CUBA
Major John It. .neh l.cctnres 1 nder
Auspices of lllahnn Worlhliig
ton I. cram.
Major John It. Lynch, paymaster. V. S.
A., laet night spoke at Young Men's Chris
tian association haH on the subject.
"Cuba and the Cubans." under the auspices
of the Bishop Wotthini;ton lyceum, a lit
erary organliatlon of members of the
Church of St. Thlllp the Deacon. Major
Lynch was three yenis In Cuba, from May,
1X99, to May. 1W2. when he came to head
quarters of the Department of the Mis
souri here. During that period he' visited
every province In the Island and every Im
portant city und town. Ho treated of the
religion, the manners and customs, the j
race question, the labor question and the
advisability and possibility of annexation
of Cuba and Cubans. He said In part:
"Ninety per cent of the Ct.bi.ns are Ro-
man Catholics, and since being among them
I have more respect for that religion than
ever before. The Cubans practice what
they preach, and preach what they prac-
tice. Yet their religion does not interfere
In any way with their pleasures. Sunday
Is their big day for merrymaking. Then
are their games, their races, their balls
ana ineir tneaiers amoug oo'n nign aim
low. Their holidays are largely religious,
such as Holy Week, Good Friday and Eas.
ter Sunday. On those occasions their
feasts and assemblies nrc grand spectacles.
"No race problem exists there. Sixty
per cent, of the Cubans are black, but you
cannot classify them by race. There Is
far more mixture of the whites and blacks
there than here, yet less external evidence
of it. I argue that there Is no real rac
antipathy In this couutry, else laws would
not be necessary to keep the races apart.
In fact, there is such an absence of such
antipathy that all the laws do not avail to
keep them apart. In Cuba there Is great
unity between the whites and blnckB. They
are always standing together nnd for each
other. A white Cuban is for a black Cuban
In preference to a white American.
"Neither is there a labor problem there.
This great question has not yet disturbed
the Industrial harmony there to any ex
tent. But the people bre acquiring Amor-
canisms. and that feature will be among .
them. The coloied man In Cuba Is not usert
by either side, either labor or capital, to
the detriment of the other. The sa.no con
ditions should obtain in this country.
Assimilation should be Industrial as well
as political. In Cuba the whlt and blacks
work side by side in peace and earn the
"I believe that Cuba will become a part
of 'these 'Cnlted 8tats. Just now a great
majority of the Cubans are opposed to this:
They want nothing but Cuba and Cubans.
But this sentiment is based largely on an
erroneous impression. They think the
Vnlted Statea would be merely another
Epain, adopting the same attitude. They
think they would be again held as con
quered, and would be a mere province.
Show them that annexation will lead to
their admission aa a sovereign state later
and they will consent."
JOIN A GREEK LETTER FRAT
Trio of Mcdlcnl Students Receive
the Traditional Initiatory
Farnam street strollers were Btartled last
night to see, arm in arm, in thel- midst
the aultan of Sulu, George Washington
and Happy Hooligan, all In their tradi
tional or prescribed attire. The spectators
did not know that tho three celebrities
were In reality a trio ot unfortunate med
ical btudenls of the medical department
of the t'nlverslty of Nebraska who. had de
livered themselves Into the hands of the
members of Iota chapter of Phi Rbo Sigma
for Initiation and other maltreatment.
But the three had good spirit, and .Chough
they certainly "got theirs'" In every sense
of the word, they took all that was com-
Ing and were still on deck for tho feed
which followed. Here fervent congratula
tions and hearty good fellowship proved a
balm for all their wounds.
George H. Morris of Chicago, M. D.
Baker of Tilden, Neb., and E. AMarkel
of Norfolk, Neb., were the additions to tho
chapter rolls. Fully thlrty-flvo fraternity
men sat down to the spread, and those
present besides tho active chapter members
were: Dr. Stokes, Dr. Lnmeer, Tn. Van
Camp, Dr. Lludutilst and Dr. Cooper of
Sheridan. Wyo. Dr. W. O. Bridges was
! toastniaster and he allowed said sultan.
George and Happy, who now looked like
ordinary serslble Americans again, to tell
how the transformation had occurred and
what had been the cost to pride.
BRAVES CH00SENEW CHIEFS
Donalas County Democracy Accom
plishes Its Annual Election with
Many Members Present.
More than 200 members of the Douglas
County Democracy attended Inst night's
meeting at the club rooms, on Fifteenth
street, and elected these officers for the
ensuing year: J. H. Jones, preeldent;
George Holmes, first' vice president; J.
Levi, second vice president; Peter Hofeldt,
third vice president; J. F. Morlarty, secre
tary; Charles Emery, corresponding secre
tary; Joseph Panuska. financial secretary;
J. J. Mahoney, treasurer; Harold Overbeck,
scrgeant-at-arms; Captain P. 11. Mostyn,
Crew of I'nrltaa Injared.
NEW YORK. Jnn. 29 A special from
Norfolk. Vu., to the Evening World says
that an explosion in the boiler room of the
monitor Puritan today severely Injured sev
eral of tho crew, 'i'ho dispatch gives no
Movements of Ocean easels Jan. 2f.
At New York Arrived: Philadelphia,
from Liverpool. Hailed: Celtic, lor Liver-
At Havre Arrived: La Savole, from New
At (Jueenstown Hailed : Oceanic, for New
York. Hnverford, from Liverpool, for
At Liverpool Arrived: Corinthian, from
Boston. S-iled: Ctllfornldii. (or Portland;
Mor.ii!!n, from GI'sow, for Halifax. N
b . and til. John, N. li. ; Canadian, for New
At Glasgow Sailed:
At London Sailed:
At Naples Arrived:
Hot'iti, for Genoa,
wealth, fur liostui.
TALKS ON. TAXATION
Jtiut KfTenne Committes Listen? to
Furthar Argument froai Oitiiens.
j ATTITUDE OF RAIthUADS IS ATTACKED
E. Eospwster Ccmibata the Theory that
They Fay a Prefer Share.
JOHN N. BALDWIN MAKES APPEARANCE
Hie Effort to Dodge Committee Meeting
ii Baffled by Omahans.
M'INTOSH STARTS IN AT A LATE HOUR
Emphatically Denies Mr. Baldwin's
Arsvamcrtt Hcaardlnsr the Distri
bution of Values of Hall
(From a Btalt Correspondents
LINCOLN, Jan. 29. (Special Telegram.)
E. Kosewater, J. H. Mcintosh John N.
Balds in of Omaha and E. M. Pollard of
Cass county addressed the Joint revenuo
committee of the legislature tonight.
Mr. Pollard spoke first, briefly outlining
certain ways of improving the revenue
llaws of the state.
j Mr Kosewater dwelt tipon the question
c( reVeiiue and taxation In Its widest
i Bcope. lie traced the policy of evading
UxP, maintained by railways from tho
I fario8t days in Nebraska. Ho showed that
, thpy evaded 'taxes on land by failing to
1 takp out pa,rn,a on thor ,an(lg Thl, wa.
, otaby the polc). p,lrilUP(, by the lInlon
. j.B(.n0( lhe mo8l favorpd rairoad of the
Mr. Hosewnter urged tho revenuo com
mittee to define railroad rights-of-way and
settle how much of this property should be
assessed by the mile. This is a complicated
question nnd called for settlement. The
I'nlon Pacific claims 200 feet of right-of-way,
while others were as low as 100 feet.
It has become nearly Impossible to compel
these roads to meet their obligations be
cause of these conditions. Regarding the
alleged distribution o' terminal valuation,
Mr. Roscwater declared It is untrue and
challenged any tallroad lawyer to disprove
whut be said.
Imposed on By liallroads.
"You have never distributed anything."
he declared. "Nebraska Is shamefully Im
posed on by tho railroads tn this respect,
worse than nearly any other state."
He successfully controverted the rail
road argument by showing that they arc
only paying about half the taxes In this
state they ought to pay. They are paying
on xj2,(mio,ooo, and they ought. to pay on
136.000,000, he said.
On tho question of franchises Mr. Rose
water said: "Assess the franchises sepa
rately, not like this proposed Kansas bill
provides to assess them In with all other
property. I conceive a franchise to be a
right of sovereign power. How can you
assess that alongside of an engine or a...
box car. 1 want to impress on you that
when you frame this Isw you separate tho '
franchise from tangible property! and let
the boards decide -w hat these franchises are
"I have shown you that the railroads
afs not paying all the atate taxes they
ought to pay. They ought to pay 25 per
cent of the taxes and they actually pay
only 12 or 13 per cent. I defy any man
In this house to show that 1 cent of taxes
has ever been added to the railroads'
taxes in Omaha by reason of or since the
establishment of their Improved terminals.
These terminals are not taken Into con
sideration. They pre utterly ignored. I ask
you. Is that right? There Is not a county
in this state that has not lost from $200,
000 to $2,000,000 in taxes that should hsve
been paid by railroads."
Mr. Rosewatcr dealt effectively with the
Omaha situation, showing the fallacy of
j tho railroads' claims that they are paying
sll the tax there they ought. Hs said
he would'glve $1,000 to snyone who could
show 1 cent taxes was tsken away from
any county or district In the state by In
creasing Omaha s city taxes.
J. H. Mcintosh explained hs would give
an additional $500.
Baldwin Fiends for Railroads.
I John N. Baldwin was the next speaker,
He launched out by denying that he was
trying to dictate or Influence legislation.
and even denied his former intention in
which ho endorsed the proposed Kaasaa
"I am not," said Mr. Baldwin, "here to
say anything about whether the railroads
are paying their Just share of taxes. We
are not denying that franchises ehould not
be assessed. That is not a vital question
Mr. Baldwin then plunaed Into a tech
nical discussion of the theory of railroad
taxation, using the Colon Pacific system ai
an example. In this connection be stserted
that his road paid taxes on Its franchise,
and declared it paid all Its Just taxes. Hs
brought out the argument that the property
of the road throughout the atate la aa In
tegral part of the Omaha terminals. Dra
matically be xclalmed: "I am here to
meet these gentlemen on trie proposition,"
but he met them with the allegation that
the t'nion Pacific is distributing Its taxes
throughout the stste, neglecting to answer
the argument that the fair share of city
taxes In Omaha for city purposes Is not
paid. He denied that bis road admitted
lta Oirsha valuation, to be $15,000,000. and
said the whole road In Nebraska could bo
reproduced for $:10,000.000.
Seventeen times Mr. Baldwin fervently
declared the Cnion Pacific Is paying Its
fair chare of taxation and when ho cam
to the eighteenth time he asserted that It
was paying more than Its fair share. Its
contribution for all taxea In the state
When pinned down by a question to show
tow taxes In other counties would bs re
duced if Omaha taxed the Cnlon Pacific
as contemplated In the bill, Mr. Baldwin
was unable completely to "deliver the
In Answer to Baldwin.
Mr. Mcintosh waa given ths floor by Mr.
Baldwin after 11 o'clock, Mr. Baldwin hav
ing consumed two hours. The committee
refused to allow Mr. Mcintosh longer than
twenty minutes, and six members voted t
adjourn, refusing to hear him at all.
The speaker showed that Mr. Baldwin,
though asserting that this is not a rues
lion of assessment, devoted his whole two
hours to It aa a question of assessment.
Emphatically he denied the Baldwin argu
ment of distribution of values and texts
and contended that Increasing city taxss In
Omaha cannot poslbly affect tbe. property
or taxea In a single otbtr county In tba
"All we ask is thai the railroads go be
foro the same tribunal for fixing thalr local
assesaoienta to which you and I so, x-
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