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    Till? OMAITA DAILY HEE; MONDAT, FEimTJATtY 23, 1903.
CURRENT
COUNCIL
COUNTY CONVENTION EARLY
Activity of Candidate One Reason Assigned
for th Move,
DATE LIKELY TO BE FIXED FOR JUNE
Ides la to Have Only One Conrfntloi
to -lame Candidate aad Dele
Sate to the State
Convention.
County Chairman George 8. Wright an
nounced yesterday that he would call the
republican county convention the middle
or latter part of June. Thia Is earlier
thaa usual, but Chairman Wright's idea
Is to hare one convention to nominate the
county ticket and to select delegates to the
state convention, which, It is expected, will
be called somewhat earlier than usual this
year. Then again the unuaual activity
among the aspirants for the county nomi
nation this (all is said to call for an early
convention. The candidates now In the
field have expressed themselves as in favor
of an early convention.
Not for many years has the local politi
cal pot started to boll nt such an early
stage In the game as It has this year, and
the campaign for the republican nomina
tions la being waned with more than the
usual vigor. The fact that the republican
leaders snnounced last fall that the party
would present all new csndidates before
the people this year has brought out at an
early date a big field of aspirants for of
fice. The latest Item of Importance In the
local political field la the official announce
ment of J. P. Orecnshiclds that he is a can
didate for the republican nomination for
treasurer. While It had been generally un
derstood that he would be a candidate, Mr.
Ureenshlelds did not make auy public an
nouncement of the fact until Saturday even
ing. Except for serving In the city coun
cil, Mr. Oreenshields has not hitherto
sought political preferment. In the face of
Mr. Oreenshields' candidacy It Is stated that
City Treasurer Frank True has withdrawn
from the race.
Emll H. LefTert, at present deputy county
treasurer, announced bis candidacy for tho
nomination some time ago, and. has been
making an active campaign. He has a
large circle of friends, and will undoubt
edly be heard from at the convention. As
deputy treasurer for several years under
County Treasurer Arnd he has made an en
viable record In the office.
L. O. Conslgney of Avoca Is the candi
date for this nomination from the east end
of tbe county.
Interest la Sheriff Office.
The announcement that Sheriff Cousins
la a candidate for a third term, while cre
ating more or less surprise, has added In
terest to the contest tor the nomination for
this office. Ed Canning, whose appoint
ment as deputy sheriff was summarily re
voked by Captain Cousins, is making a vig
orous campaign. Ed Slade of Walnut, since
the rupture between Captain Cousins and
Deputy Canning, has. entered the ra.ee aa.an
avowed candidate, and expects to have a
good following from the east end of the
county.
Perry Kerney, chairman of the Board of
County Super .-lsors. of which he has been
a member for the list ten years, has stated
emphatically that he will not seek nor ac
cept a renomlnatlon this fall. 1 Mr. Ker
rey states that his private interests pre
clude any possibility of bis remaining on the
board after his te.'m exjMres this year. Su
pervisor Allen Bullls, whose term also, ex
pires this year, will accept a renomlnatlon,
and It is generally expected that It will be
given him.
The result of the republican school cau
cuses Saturday night seams to Indicate that
Colonel W. J. Davenport will be nominated
. ti -a 1
by acclamation tor memoer oi
ft Education. If the Sixth ward Insists on
liclng given representation on the board. It
Is mere than likely that the other nomina
tion will go to the candidate from that
rart of the city. Mar Bourlclus of the Third
ard. however, has a strong backing, and
undoubtedly will show considerable strencth
In the convention.
Plumbing and beating. Blxby ft Son.
N. Y. Plumbing Co., Tel. 260, Night. F667.
. Plan Trad Eiciriloai.
The executive committee of the Commer
cial club has In view, among several other
projects, the Inauguration of trade excur
sions to this city from the surrounding
towns In this section of the .state. The
plan under consideration Is similar to that
adopted by Jobbers' and manufacturers' as
sociations In other cities, and the commit
tee has laid the matter before the several
railroads entering Council Bluffs. It Is
piannea to nave meje traae excursions
uiree or tour times curing me year, in-
qulry by the committee shows that they
have been of considerable benefit commer-
ciai.y 10 umana ana oiuer cmes. ana u me , n,s been of the mogt bltterly fought
proper arrangements can be made with the t appoin,ment contests In the history of Oov
rallroads It will be but a few weeks before ernor Cummln,. administration. The fel
ine nrst trade excursion to Council Bluffs '
will be a fact. j
The rooms In the Woodbury building, se- :
cured by the committee as headquarters
for tbe Commercial club. It Is expected, wilt
be ready for occupancy this week. The
next general meeting of the club will be
held Wednesday, March S, when President
Bender will announce the standing commit
tees tor the year. At this time Louis Zur
muehlen, Jr., who was employed to solicit
members and collect dues, will make bis
report.
Gravel roofing. A. H. Read, 12 Main St.
Chance for Janitor.
Postmaster Haielton, as custodlsn of tbe
federal building, has been notified by tbe
department In Wasblagton that the United
States Civil Service commission desires to
establish an eligible register for the posi
tion of Janitor la th custodian service tr
this city. No educational test will bs given
and It will not be necessary for applicants
to appear at any place tor examination.
Th age, physical condition and experience
of applicants aloni will be taken Into con-
NEW THEATER I
A. B. TtEALL,
Mgr.
Tou Seo tha Searchlight There's a Bhow.
WEDNliSDAY. FEB. a.
Price 26c, fcc. 60c, 75c 11.00.
MlSt ItATIIERISB WILLARD
-IN-
THE POWER
BEHIND THE THRONE
Special scenery for every act.
LEWIS CUTLER
MORTICIAN.
ft feart ,. CqutioH Bluffs ptton ?
NEWS OF IOWA.
BLUFFS-
sideratlon. The department desires ellgt
bles between the ages of 21 and 60 and
persons desiring to compete should apply
to the Civil Service commission In Wash
ington before the hour for closlDg business
on March 31.
tilt-Ins; Away Stove.
The second heating stove given by Wil
liam Welch to his coal customers was
awarded to Mrs. Henry Becker, 1416 South
Eighth street. Another has been put up
on the same plan, and during the next thirty
days will be given away free to one of his
customers. Before ordering your coal call
at 16 North Main street or 'phone 128.
MIOH HBTIO.
T 1 n v i n sells drugs.
Expert watch repairing. LefTert, 49 B'y.
Elegant new photographs at Schmidt's.
For rent, modern house, 719 Sixth avenue.
Pyrography supplies. C. E. Alexander &
Co., ifctt Broadway.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Stymest Stevenson,
715 11 axel street, a son.
The city council will meet In adjourned
regular session tonight.
Wanted, lady for office work. Address B,
Bee office. Council Bluffs.
We are headquarter for glass of all
kinds. Hoe lie twrore you buy. C B. Paint,
Oil and Ola company. ,
Miss Myrtle Hughes of Omha la the
guest of Mrs. O. W. Olbson of Sixth avenue.
Mrs. It. II. Bloomer of' First avenue has
as her guest Mm. Schmidt of Hastings,
Neb.
Mrs. Ulllam McAipln of Lincoln, Neb.,
Is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Frlndle
of Mynster street.
P. H. Keed of Kansas City Is In the city
on a short visit to his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Brooks Reed.
George Rlggs Is home from Eddyville, la ,
where he was called by the death of his
brother, 1. S. Rlggs.
The democratic caucuses to select dele
gates to the school convention called for
Thursday evening will be held tonight.
Council Bluffs lodge of Elk; will meet
Thursday night for inltlutlon of cnndldates.
Lunch will be served after the session.
The condition of Mrs. I. Muccl, who has
been seriously ill - for some time, was re
ported yesterday to be much Improved.
Misses Imngene Brownrtgg and Klenora
Ross of Sioux City are guests of Mr. and
Mrs. W. E. Ross uf North Seventh street.
Edward Morehouse died yesterday at the I
rtsiuenee oi nis son, c. a. morenouse,
Frank street, from, dropsy, aged "0 years.
Mrs. Horace Everett, Mrs. W. B. Tark
Ington and Mrs. K. C. Smith are among
the victims of the prevailing epidemic of
grip.
The Ladies' Aid society of St. Paul's
Episcopal church will meet this afternoon
! at the residence of Mrs. R. V. innes on
Fourth street.
A meeting to perfect the organisation of
the Council Bluffs Fish and (lame Protec
tive association will be held tomorrow even
ing in Farmers' hall In the county court
house.
Rev. W. J. Calfee of the Broadway Meth
odist church has announced that next Sun
day evening he will preach a specuU sermon
on the subject "A Trio of Questionable
Amusements."
The meetings of the Associated Charities
will be held hereafter in the rooms of the
Council Bluffs Freight Agents' association
at the rear of tne city ticket office of the
Illinois Central.
Rev. James H. Cloud of St. Louis, Episco
pal missionary to the deaf of the west and
northwest, held services yesterday after
noon In St. Paul's church for the deaf of
Council Bluff and Omaha
Miss Ethel Watson, who has been suffer
ing from the grip for the last two weeks,
has sufficiently recovered to be able to
resume her position as teacher In the
Washington avenue kindergarten today, . '
A.' J. Stephenson, who was moved to the
Woman's Christian association hospital a
few days ago, suffering from pleurisy, was
In a critical condition last night and It
was not expected be would survive until
morning. ,
An overcoat belonging to Conductor
O'Hara of the Illinois Central, which was
stolen from the Metropolitan hotel, has
oeen recovered by the police. It waa found
In an Omaha pawnshop, but the police have
no clew to the thief.
Local attorneys engaged In the cae have
been notified that the hearing In the appeal
of the Doylts-Burna mining suit will not be
taken up by the supreme court before the
October term. Had the abstract been filed
one day sooner than It was the case would
have been heard at the May term.
At 3 o'clock yesterday morning the Are
department waa given a run to the Eagle
laundry building on W".at Broadway, where
the coal house at tne rear or me premmes
! found to be burning. The blax
The Dlaxe was
dicOVered by Officer Lorenaen before it
had time to make much headway and was
speedily extinguished.
SETTLING CONTEST FOR PLACE
Patchings Ip m Compromise on the
Flcht for Member of the Phar
macy Commission,
SIOUX CITY. Ia., Feb. 22. (Special Tel
egram.) An Important conference of poli
ticians from the Tenth and Eleventh con
gressional districts was held here today for
the purpose of effecting a compromise in
the fight for th appointment of pharmacy
commissioner. As a result It will be urged
upon the governor to appoint W. L. Lei and
of Hawarden, who Is a candidate for reap
pointment, with the understanding that
Fred Russell of Rockwell county, who Is
tho strongest opposing candidate, have the
appolntn-ent to the vacancy In the commls
sion, which occurs nine months hence, upon
tha ejtprBtion of the term of N. T. Hen
drck, of Columbu, junction. The fight has
; develoDed lnto . contest between the Tenth
j KleVentu districts for the political plum
lowing participated In the conference: A.
C. Smith, Storm Lake; J. P. Mullen, Fonda;
H. J. Bradt and E. C. Stevenson, Rock
well City; L. W. Chandler, Arthur W.
Davis, Fonda; George I. Long, Manson; F.
E. Waklns, Hawarden; C. R. Allen, LeMars;
W. L. Leland of Hawarden and William
Mllchrlst of Sioux City.
NEGROES TALK COLOR LINE
White Aid Black In Discussing
Settlement of Racial
War.
ATLANTA. Ga., Feb. 22. A largely at
tended educational mass meeting of ne
groes was held this afternoon at the
People's tabernacle.
Addresses upon racial questions were
delivered by both white and colored speak
ers, among them Captain Evan P. Howell.
mayor of Atlanta, who said the white and
colored races of the south should work for
the consummation of the highest good to
all.
Nearly $.000 people were present.
TURN ON GAS TO KILL SELVES
Milwaukee Hotel Guest Ignore Elec
tric Light and On Die from
Asphyxiation.
MILWAUKEE. Feb. 22. A man and
woman registering at the Empress hotel as
Mr. and Mrs. Osten of Racine wer found
In their room today overcome by gas.' The
man was dead and th woman la In a crit
ical condition.'
Tbe case Is thought by ths police to be
one of attempted suicide, as electric lights
were used for Illuminating purposes and
there was ao occasion for turning oo ths
GOVERNOR HAS TROUBLES
Extradition Law Presents Many Problems
Which Are Perplexing.
UNION LABOR TO HAVE MEMORIAL DAY
Chance for Some Iowa Man to Shine
an Aide to General Corbln
In tbe St, Lonls Kaposi'
tton Parade.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES. Feb. 22 (Special.) Gov
ernor A. B. Cummins has been disturbed
more with problems relating to requisitions
from governors of other states for the
taking of persons accused of crime out of
the state than by almost any other one
thing, and to fortify himself he has pro
cured from the attorney general a definite
statement of what Is required under the
Iowa law before a requisition can be pro
cured. The governor submitted to the
attorney general a case coming before him
In which a woman from a southern state
sought to have her husband taken back
from here on a charge of bigamy, and asked
for an opinion thereon. In this the attor
ney general dissects the Iowa law on this
matter and makes plain the course to be
pursued in all such cases. He pointed out
that the affidavit of the attorney general
of the state seeking the requisition stated
a conclusion of law and not a fact. In that
It merely stated the man Is a fugitive from
Justice. In regard to what should be done
Attorney General Mullan stated:
"There should be attached to the appli
cation for the requisition an affidavit fully
setting forth the facts and circumstances
of the commission of the offense, and the
facts, circumstances and time when the
person charged fled from tbe jurisdiction
of the state in which the crime Is claimed
to have been committed.
"There should be a duly attested copy
of an Indictment, preliminary Information
or complaint, made before a court or mag
istrate authorized to receive the same,
specifically charged the person sought to
be extradited with the crime which It Is
claimed he has committed. If an Indict"
ment has been found, a duly attested copy
thereof, under the seal of the court o
which it has been returned, should be at
tached to the application. If a preliminary
Information or complaint has been filed
before any court or magistrate having
Jurisdiction to try the case upon prelim
inary Information or otherwise, a certified
copy of such preliminary information or
complaint, given under the seal of the mag
istrate or clerk of the court, together with
a certificate of such magistrate or clerk,
showing that" the .same has been duly filed
by such magistrate or clerk, and that the
hearing thereof Is pending tho arrest or
extradition of the person charged, should
be attached to the application."
Following these general Instructions the
attorney general advises that the papers
be returned to the state from which they
came and the proper affidavits be secured,
also specific affidavits covering the alleged
bigamy and tbe fact of no divorce betng
granted, etc. This is the second time
quite recently the governor has been com
pelled to refuse a requisition on account of
the failure of the parties to present all
the facta on which the governor might base
a judgment ns to the probable1 guilt df the j
person sought to be extradited.
Muddle on Xew Trials.
A disagreement haa arisen among the
Judges here In regard to the effect of a
death among the Judges on cases he has
just tried. Two or three criminals who
had been convicted made objections to
Judge Prouty sentencing them after they
bad been tried before Judge Holmes, who
had just died. Judge Prouty overruled
their motions for new trials and sentenced
them. Now that Judge Prouty Is off tbe
bench. Judge McVey holds that one Judge
cannot pass on a motion for a new trial
in a case tried before another Judge, and
the court Is granting new trials in a num
ber of cases on this ground alone. The
attorneys for the men who were sentenoed
to the penitentiary are preparing to take
action to get a reconsideration of their
cases as soon a possible since the court
has changed Its policy.
Labor Memorial Day.
The call for the State Federation of La
bor will be Issued In a tew days by the
state officers. It will be held In Daven
port May 12, and It Is regarded as certain
that there will be a very large attendance.
as the membership of unions has materially
increased tha past year. The call for fed
eration meeting will also Include some
thing never before tried In the state, and
that Is a special memorial day for the la
boring people. This has been fixed by tbe
action of the federation last year at tbe
Cedar- Rapids meeting, fixing the date for
the first Sunday In June each year. The
call will urge upon all the unions to hold
special services on that date.
Ex-Aoditor Denies,
Frank F. Merrlam, ex-state auditor, who
was accused by the managers of tbe various
bond Investment companies of this city
who are operating under the insurance laws
of the state, makes positive denial that he
ever authorized the counterfeiting of the
state auditor's seal, and declares that he
did not have any knowledge that It was
being done. He asserts that the matter was
not brought to his notice, and he only
knew that a representative of a printing
house called on him and asked about the
counterfeiting of official seals In general,
and the auditor refused to make any sug
gestion to him. The present state auditor
made an Investigation, and found that the
Northwestern Life and Savings, tbe Na
tional Life and Trust and the Mutual Life
and Savings were all using the counterfeited
certificates having a printer put the seals
on In close Imitation of the genuine. He
put a stop to It, and the compantea placed
tne blame on tbe ex-state auditor, who
now declares he had no kuowledge of tbe
fraud whatever.
Tooth of a Mastodon.
The State Historical department has Just
secured a valuable relic, being a tooth or
tuuk of a mastodon dug from beneath tbe
soil twenty-six feet deep In Shelby county.
This has been restored to Its full size by
tbe tuldermist lu charge of the historical
collection. It Is, when restored, eight feet
4 Int hes long and eight Inches through, and
weighs 150 pounds. It Is regarded as a
valuable specimen and a fine addition to
tha already large state collection.
Aide at tbe lit. Louis Parade.
General H. C. Corbln has written Gov
ern Cummins, asking him to designate
some member of his military staff as a
special aide under Corbln tor the exposi
tion parade at St. Louis on ths occasion
of the dedication April $0 next. He de
sires one from each state, uniformed and
mounted, but ths aides must pay their own
expenses. Governor Cummins will name a
man for aide.
Mark spot Where lawton Fell.
MANILA, Feb. 22 Two hundred troops
and hundreds of veterans participated to
day In the uvetllnc of th monument
marking ths spot where QtasraJ Lawton
was killed at San Mateo. General Davis
and others made speeches eulogizing Oen
eral Lawton. Commissioner Henry C. Ide
will salt for home next Tuesday on an
extended vacation, his health being bad.
He will visit California, Vermont and
Washington.
POLICE BAR HUMBERT EFFIGY
Masquerader. Carries Xotlre of Prohi
bition In Carnival Opening
Pnrade In Paris,
PARIS, Feb. 22 In spite of the threat
ening weather, Parisians celebrated the
opening of the carnival with their usual
animation today.
A procession of students paraded the
principal boulevards and streets In the af
ternoon, escorting grotesque groups rep
resenting topical subjects, such as tbe In
terment of the Moulin Rouge, which re
cently ceased to exist.
A vacant space In the procession was
occupied by a masquernder csrrylng a
notice that the police had forbidden the
parading of this group. The space was to
have been filled by a grotesque representa
tion of the Humbert family, but the prefect
of police prohibited It.
After dark the boulevards were packed
with masqucraders and others, who carried
on a lively battle with confetti, while th
seats In front of 'the rafes were all occu
pied by amused onlookers.
FEARED OMEN PROVES TRUE
Colombian Gunboat Wrecked on Voy
age Crew Seek to
Avoid.
PANAMA, Feb. 22. The gunboat Chu
chulto today brought the news of the loss
of the historic gunboat Boyaca, while en
tering the narrow and roeky channel of
Porte Betbsabe.
Boyaca left last week with the bishop of
Jungulto, who was to visit his diocese.
Before sailing a few superstitious members
of tbe crew did not want to go because
the mainmast broke while the vessel was
coaling. '
SNOWBOUND PASSENGERS FED
Relief Parties Finally Carry Food to
Trains Stalled In New
foundland. ST. JOHNS, N. F.. Feb 22. Relief
parties with food today reached tbe trains
which are snowbound in the interior, and
supplied them with provisions.
The nearest train was freed this after
noon and started backward for St. Johns.
The relief train is forcing lte way forward,
trying to clear the track to enable the other
two blocked trains to move east also.
FranrI Pushes Fair In London.
LONDON, Feb. 22. D. R. Francis, presi
dent of the St. Louis exposition, spent a
busy day at Clarldge's hotel conferring
with the St. Louis fair commissioners to
the various countries who have come to
London to see him. A private dinner was
given In hie honor at the Carlton hotel
tonight. Ambassador Choate, Prince Radzl
will, Lord Orey, Admiral Fisher, Lieuten
ant General Sir Ian . Hamilton, Arnold
Morley, Sir Clinton Dawklns and Colonel
Hunslcker of Pittsburg were among the
guests. t
Topeka Seeks Alexander.
KINGSTON, Jamiaca, ,: Feb. 22. The
United States training shlp.vTopeka sailed
yesterday In search of the American naval
collier Alexander, reportefto be drifting
wltn Its propeller shaft broken. ,
Heal a toy Maario
If a pain, sore, wound, burn, scald, cut or
plies distress you, Bucklen's Arnica Salve
will cure It or no pay. 26c. For sale by
Kuhn ft Co.
SON SLAYS POLITICAL FATHER
Parent Attempts to Harder Disobe
dient Boys, One of 'Whom
Torn Executioner.
NEW ORLEANS. Feb. 22. Peter Farrell.
one of the leading local democratic pol
iticians ana state coal gauger, was shot
and killed by his oldest son, Edward, to
day. The family claim that In a fit of
ungovernable temper Farrell attempted to
kill Edward and George, the oldest boys,
for misconduct. Edward wrested the pistol
trom nim ana fired three shots Into bis
father's heart. The boy surrendered.
FORECAST OF THE WEATHER
Fair Today In Iowa and Nebraska.
with Probable Snow In Wet
Tomorrow.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22. Forecast:
Nebraska Fair Monday; Tuesday fair In
east; probably snow In weat portion.
Iowa and Missouri Fair Monday and
Tuesday.
Illinois Monday fair; Tuesday fair;
colder In south portion; brisk southwest
to northwest winds.
Kansas Fair Monday and Tuesday.
South Dacota Cloudy Monday; Tuesday
probably snow in west portion.
North Dakota Generally fair Monday
and Tuesday.
Montana Partly cloudy Monday; Tuesday
rair in east; rain or snow in west portion.
Wyoming Snow or rain in west, increas
ing cloudiness In east portion Monday;
Tuesday snow or rt in.
Loral Hecord.
' OFFICE OF THE ".VEATHER BUREAU.
OMAHA, Feb. 22 Official record of ten
perature and P'eulnltation comnared with
tne corresponding day of the last three
yeM.ru;
190S. ISO 1901 lorn
Maximum temperature.... 47 41 23 it
Minimum temperature.... 25 27 6 17
Mean temperature 3 37 14 so
Preclpltatlun 00 .00 .00 .00
Record of temperature and nrerlnltatinn
at Omaha for this day and since March 1
ItHW : '
Normal temperature 7
Kxcese lor tne aay a
lotai excess since -Murcn i , rji
Normal j.reclpltation 03 inch
Deficiency for the day 01 inch
Precipitation since March 1 30.51 Inches
Deficiency rlnce March 1 i. 00 Inch
Ifflclency fur cor. period. 1902.... j.62 inches
Deficiency for cor. pfrioil. lol 30 Inch
Report trora station at T P. SI.
s
it
CONDITION OF
WEATHER
:hu
3 r
Omaha, clear
Valentine, part cloudy ,
North Platte, clear
Cheyenne, clear
8u.lt Lake City, cloudy
Rapid City, cloudy .
Huron, cloudy
Willlston. part cloudy
Chicago, clear
St. Louis, clear
St. Paul, clear
Davenport, clear
Kansas City, clear
Havre, clear
Helena, cloudy
lttamarck, clear
Qaivestun, part cloudy
42 47 .00
38 ' 4 .)
4-1 4 .00
S6 41 .00
28 S4l .00
24 621 .00
34 Ia .00
2o 32 .04
W SO .00
341 4XH .)
Sftj 4l .00
34 36 . 00
40l 44 j .00
l 4o .01
Jl 44 .00
32 .04
62 U .00
T Indicates trace of precipitation.
L. A WEI. PH.
' ' LocU. J pt ocas t -OmclL
A man vho used to valk
to save railroad fare because
he was poor, walked from
New York to Chicago, as a
matter of habit, after he
had a fortune left to him.
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NAVAL DELAY EXPLAINED
Moody Telia Why Amerioan Warships Take
So Long to Build.
INADEQUATE FACILITIES CHIEF CAUSE
British Boats Tnrned Ont Quicker Be
essie Contractors Only Partially
Complete Work Which Gov
ernment Has to Finish.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22. The president
has been in correspondence with Secretary
Moody respecting the delay In the con
struction of naval vessels and the secretary
In turn has called upon the chief construc
tor for a statement of conditions In various
ship building yards.
The secretary, has submitted a letter. In
the nature of a report, to the president,
including with It the chief constructor's
report. In substance these letters show
that while through a number of causes
the building of warships has been delayed
and the dates of their completion have
been and will b- considerably beyond the
dates originally set, naval construction In
the United States ia not materially behind
England and Germany In the matter of
time. Secretary Moody argued that It would
be a' mistAke to offer a bonus for the com
pletion of vessels ahead of contract time
and adds that two months ago he directed
that no further extension of time be per
mitted except by his own personal order.
Ths chief constructor's report shows that
there are seven causes for delay In naval
work, namely, Inadequate plans, changes in
armor or design, or delays in delivery of
armor and ordnance; delays in government
Inspection, delays In structural steel, de
lays due to Inadequate facilities and In
sufficient ability In the contractors' staff
and delays due to absence of skilled labor.
These subject are treated In detail In the
report and the point Is made that after all
the apparent greater speed In English ship
yards Is due to the fsct that the vessels
are delivered by the contractors In Incom
plete condition to the government which
spends, several years. In many Instances,
In equipping the ships for commission.
Compromise Measure Perfected.
Borne of the republican leaders of the
senate who are opposed to the omnibus
statehood bill held an extended conference
today and perfected the compromise meas
ure. Among those present were Senator
Allison, Aldrich, Cullom, Hanna, Spooner,
Lodge and Platt.
It is stated on excellent authority that
Senator Quay Is anxious that the compro
mise bill be adopted, and Is urging the
democrats to accept it. The latter, how
ever, ars holding out more stiffly than ever
for the omnibus measure. It was decided
to submit the compromise bill to the state'
hood republicans and to the democrats at
the earliest possible moment In an endeavor
to secure their consent.
EULOGIZE ON THE SABBATH
Representatives Hold Session to
Honor Rumple and Other Dead
Members.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 22. The bouse heU
a session today to pay tribute to the mem
ories of three deceased members, the late
Representatives Tongue (Ore.), Rumple
(Ia.) ana Moody (N. C.)
Mr. Moody of Oregon presided. In the
absence of Speaker Henderson. The custom
ary resolutions were adopted and the fol
lowing members delivered eulogies:
Upon the Jate Representative Tongue,
Messrs. Blshep (Mlcb), Mondell (Wyo.)
Bellamy (N. C), Davidson (Wis.), Need
(Cal.), Laurence (Mass.), Randsell (La.),
Coombs (Cal.), Burton (O.), Reeves (III.)
Sovern (W Vs.), Bparkman (Fla.) and
Cushman (Wash.)
Upon the late Representative Rumple
Messrs. Lacey (la.), Conner (Ia.), Cousins
(Ia.). Hepburn (la.). Hedge (Ia.), Smith
(Is), Thomas (Ia.), Calderhead (Kan.),
Thompson (Ala.) and Hauger (Ia.)
I'pon the late Representative Moody,
Messrs. Kluts (N. C). Pou (N. C), Gibson
(Tenn.). Thomas (N. C.) and Small (N. C.)
At 4:25, as a further mark of respect, the
house adjourned.
GERMANY DEMANDS ITS CASH
Tell Bowen Money Promised hy
Venesueln should Be Paid
at One.
WASHINGTON, Feb. It The German
government, through Baron Speck von
Sternberg, has requested Mr. Bowen to
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A woman who used to buy
common soda crackers in a
paper bag because that was the
only kind she could get, kept
on buying them that way as a
matter of habit, after the
advent of U need a Biscuit
NATIONAL BISCUIT- COMPANY"
Immediately pay tbe 5,600 stipulated for
In the Venezuelan protocol.
Mr. Bowen promptly declined to accede
to the request, but Informed Baron von
Sternberg that, as provided In the protocol,
the money would be paid to the German
representative at Caracas thirty days from
February 13, which would be on the 14th
of March.
Germany's reason for making the request I
is not known here, but in some quarters
it Is held to be significant. In view of the
fact that the ships taken by the Germans
during the blockade have not yet been re
turned to Venezuela.
During the day Mr. Bowen had calls from
the French ambassador, the Spanish min
ister and the Belgian minister in regard to
the protocol in preparation for the settle
ment of the claims of their countries.
Rough drafts of these instruments are on
their way by mall to the European govern
ments Interested. The protocols are ex
pected to reach their destinations the lat
ter part of this week pending which no
final steps can be taken.
LONDON, Feb. 23. The correspondent of
the Standard at Brussels telegTaphs ' that
the protocol between Belgium and Venez
uela will be; signed this week. The Bel
gian claimants will "receive ti.500,000 after
the Anglo-German claims have been paid.
ARM OF UNCLE SAM IS LONG
Reaches Ont and Takes a Fugitive
Wanted on Charge of Moon
shlnlna;. SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Feb. 22. (Special
Telegram.) Chief of PoHce W. H. Mar
dens, sworn In as special deputy United
States marshal for the occasion, accom
panied by W. I. Howland, deputy Internal
revenue collector for South Dakota, today
made an important capture in this city In
the person of Bastaln Gleeman, who is
wanted In Missouri on tbe chsrge cf car
rying on tbe business of Illicit whisky
distilling in Jackson county, that state. Tbe
arrest was made by authority of a tele
gram from the United States marshal for
Missouri and on a warrant Issued by United
States Commissioner D. J. Conway of this
city. Glesman, It haa been ascertained,
arrived here about the 12th Instant, and
when arrested was occupying apartmenta
at a private residence where he no doubt
believed he had placed himself beyond the
reach of the United States authorities of
Missouri. His preliminary examination
will be held tomorrow before United States
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Payment on an Old Claim.
SIOUX FALLS. S. IX. Feb. 22. (Special.) !
T. J. TfcwmpBon, a well known resident t
of Gregory county, has Just received from ;
the United States government a draft for '
between $34 and $35 which, owing to the)
Interesting and unique story connected wltb.
It, he will probably have framed and hung
In the place of honor in his domicile. Dur
lng the French-American war of 1799
Thompson's great grandfather bad two
ships destroyed by the French, and ho put
In . a claim for damages for tho loss of
them. The draft Just received Is tha first :
payment on the payment of the claim.
which haa thus been pending- for more thanv'
a century. '
Huron Mason to BulldU i
HURON. S. D., Feb. 22. (Special.) At 41
meeting of the various Masonlo bodies
Friday evening. It was decided to form and.
Incorporate a company and raise a fund
for the erection of a Masonlo temple and
opera house. The work will bo undertaken
at once. . ,
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-Electrls Bitters Invigorate the femaTHj
system aid cures nervousness, headache, ,
backache and constipation, or no pay. 60o, 'j
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RAGING STREAM SWAMPS LAND
Ohio River If earn Record Mark, Beinaft
Already Seven Mile In '
Width. '
OWENSBORO, Ky., Fob. 22. The Ohl '
river was slowly rising at 6 tonight. It
lacks four feet of the highest mark la
1884.
The bottoms are covered for seven miles .
on the Indiana side. Tbe crest of the pres- .
ent rise will be reached tonight. River
men are fearful of a thaw, as a few feet
more water would cause untold damage.
EVANSV1LLB, Ind., Fan, 22. The river
continues to rise slowly here, and at 9
tonight stood 40.8 feet. In aome places be i
tween here and Paducah the Ohio river Id!
fifteen miles wide, and resembles a aea.
Most of the boats were delayed again to- '
day. Reports received say tho wheat crop '
In many sections will be destroyed. Thou- .
sands of acres of wheat are now under ;
water.
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