Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 05, 1903, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    The Omaha Daily Bee.
Fifty-Seventh Gongreu of United Cute
Panel Into History.
Tafos Station in Private Boom and Signs
Bills Pasted at End
Bepresentatives Fight, Then Unite in Sing
ing Rpeaksrs Praises.
Close Trrm In Chair with fttlrrlaa;
Appeal to patriotism mi Mem
her and Cltlsena la
WASHINGTON. March 4. Th Fifty-seventh
congress expired at noon today by
limitation. There has not been In many
years men a demonstration in the house
a occurred today, owing to the (act that
Speaker Hendersoa was retiring not only
as presiding officer, but from the house as
a member.
The bitter partisan feeling that has
sprung up In the house of representatives
during the past week reached a pitch
Which prevented the unanimous approval
of the bouse (or the usual resolution of
thanks and courtesy which was offered.
Wore than this, the resolution bad to come
from the republican side, and while this
has occurred before, It Is not the usual
The usual resolution of thanks to Presi
dent Pro Tempore Fry was unanimously
adopted In the senate.
Two years ago, when the Fifty-sixth
ccngress expired. It was remarkable, not
only for the Inauguration of McKtnley, but
for the (act that Senator Carter of Mod
tana talked tbo river and harbor bill to
death, occupying the time of the senate up
to within a few minutes of the end.
Today Senator Mason, whose terr ex
plred, also talked an unimportant bill to
death, but In his valedictory he lectured
the senate for Its unlimited debate, which
S'-'ows bills to be killed in that manner,
and he also made a final plea for the free
dom of the Filipinos.
As all the Important supply bills had
passed before the two houses took a recess
this morning, no legislation was neces
sary, and none was Attempted. The bills
which had passed and reached the stags
of enrollment were all signed by President
Roosevelt, who, with members of his cab
inet, entered the president's room In the
senate wing of the capltol. This biennial
visit of the president to the capitol Is
on of the features of a cVvslng congress.
Hetlrlasj Senator Marks Retirement
' ' ' denta. '
WASHINGTON, March 4. The senate
was called to order at 10 o'clock today for
ths last sitting of the. Fifty-seventh con
gress, but business did not begin until some
time later. The delay waa due to the ab
sence of a quorum and to the fact that Mr.
Cockrell Insisted upon the presence of the
necessary number before taking up the
work of the day.
Mr.' Allison, chairman of the committee
on appropriations, made a statement regard
ing the amount of money appropriated by
the present congress, as compared with the
appropriations of ths Fifty-sixth congress
The total appropriation for the present
congress, he stated, was $1,564,108,518. as
compared with tl.440.489.43S for the Fifty'
sixth congress.
KxplaJaa the Appropriations.
There? is also, he said, an aggregate ap
proprlatioa (or the Postoffice department
of $153,401,(49 for ths next fiscal year, as
compared with $138,000,000 for the current
year, making a difference of more than 350,
C 00,000 In excess of ths appropriation for
the last congress for tbo postal service.
This, he explained, arises from ths enor
mous Incresse In expenditures caused by in
creased postal business. Then also, he said,
th sural free delivery service required
, large sums. There was, he said, a smaller
deficiency than there has been In many
years In the postal receipts, as compared
with the expenditures.
He called attention to ths fact that the
last congress passed no river and harbor
bills. In the first session of this congress
he said Jl'", 000, 000 was appropriated for
rivers and harbors, In addition 18 which
$20,000,000 was appropriated In the sundry
civil bill for carrying out con tracts.
Ha said that, while it appears that ths
appropriations of this congress have beea
largely in excess of those of the laat con
gress, the increase Is chiefly made up of
three items, namely, the $50,000,000 for the
Panama canal, the Increased appropriation
of $50,000,000 for the postal service and
the river and harbor appropriations.
Mr. Bailey ("Tex.) called up a bill amend
ing the rivera and harbors act so as to pro.
vide that the $125,000 heretofore appropri
ated frr certain river and harbor Improve
ments in Texaa shall be used (or the con
struction of a channel In Sabine Lake, Tex.
Hoar Talks of Philippines.
On an aye and nay vote demanded by Mr.
Mason tbe aenate agreed to take the bill
up 41 to . The effect of tbe vol was to
displace the Philippines tariff bill. It was
thou temporarily laid aside, and Mr. Hoar
spoke on the Phlllpplnea bill. The bill had
been talked to death, be said. This wss
no i' In criticism of senators who think that
In the closing hours of the session this
remedy shall not be dealt with In an hour,
Tbe point he made, he said, waa that ths
senate, the executive, the house of repre
sentatives an! the publio are not 111 to
govern the destinies of a people 1,000 mile
away who bsv no vole In th govern
ment. "It Is the first great object lesson,"
said he, "the wretcheduesa, the Iniquity of
what tbe American people did two year
ago in regard to tbeaa people."
Lodge Replies to Hoar.
Mr. Lodg mad a vigorous reply to Mr.
Hoar, In mhlch he said h did not agree
with him 4n th view that the American
people are not able to deal with the great
problems In ths esst. "I believe they ar
thoroughly able to deal with It aa they
doalt with greater and mightier problems
before," said Mr. Lodg.
Acting upon a resolution President pro
tern Fry appointed Messrs. Allison and
Jonea (Ark.) a committee to meet a similar
committee from the house to notify the
president congrer was ready to adjourn.
Mr. Mason (III.) took th Boor and dls
(Coatlnued oa FUih Pag.)
t'ardlaal Fear Berloa Developmeats
Beraase ( Holy Father's
Weight of Years.
ROME, March 4. Alarmlsta are to the
fors again this evening and 'declare that
Pope Leo Is really "1.
The truth Is tr .
ceeded in getting ,
'e pope never sue-
the cold which
caused a slight cougV Tsenee. Dr.
Lapponl-on visiting v , tU-'e today
found him somewhat betuV ' 'rankly
told blm that he must elthei i '. to
cure his cold or run the risk of . - j
serious. The pontiff thereupon gaw. aJ
and promised to suspend his audience. ''
However, the condition of the pope, tak
ing Into consideration his advanced age, Is
not without danger and is causing consider
able anxiety, so much so, it is asserted, that
the cardinals who have come to Rome from
a distance have postponed their departure.
Sarvtvora Manas: to Finally Reach
Hons; Ken In the Ves
sel's Cotter.
VICTORIA, B. C, March 4. Details have
been received by steamer Empress of India
of the wreck of the bark Alex McNeil,
which was lost on Pratas reef, when bound
from Manila to Port Townsend.
The bark left Manila on December 10
and thirteen day later piled up on Pratas
shoal, which, ly Captain Jorgenson's reck
oning, should have been sixty miles dis
tant. The mute and four seamen left In
the ship's boat to explore the reef and
nothing further was heard of them.
After several days spent on the wreck
the survivors started in their patched-up
cutter for Hong Kong. They were four
days at sea, suffering great privations,
when a Norwegian steamer picked them up
and landed them at Hong Kong.
Keep RevolntlonlsV In Macedonia In
formed of MoTomeata of
th Troops.
CONSTANTINOPLE, March 4. Increas
ing numbers of Bulgarian revolutionary
bands are operating in Macedonia and fre
quency , of stiff encounters between them
and Turkish forces Is regarded here as
Indicating that a general rising has al
ready begun.
The inhabitants appear not only to b
sheltering these bands, but to be inform
ing them of the movements of the troops,
thus enabling the revolutionists to evade
The telegraph wires are being cut by the
revolutionists, who are determinedly oppos
Ing the troops whenever they encounter
them. The aggregate losses on both sides
have been heavy.
Bo Honiara, Both Defeats s4 Is De
frated hy Moorish Saltan' .
MADRID. March 4. The Liberal today
published a ' dispatch from Tangier, Mor
occo, announcing that the pretender has
defeated th imperial troops commanded by
Mohammed Sherqul and forced them to re
treat after hard fighting..
TANGIER, March 4. Notwithstanding
the contradictory rumors circulated here.
the governor of Tangier haa received a let
ter from Fez announcing that the column
of the sultan's troops commanded by Mln
later of War Elmenebhl haa completely
routed the Senajy tribe, the most fanatical
of the pretender's adherents.
Aids Mlaers' Scheme a First
to General Superannuation
PARIS, March 4. The Chamber of Dep
uties adopted tonight an appropriation of
$200,000 annually to increase the old age
pensions paid by mining companies to their
employes. Tbe measure was passed prac
tlcally without discussion and without
It is expected that today's appropriation
will ralae each miner's pension from 55
franca to 360 francs per anntftn. The meas
ure waa a part of th socialist program
and Is avowedly the first step In the dlrec
tton of providing old age pensions for all
the working people.
Noble French Parent Claim Son's
American Wife Caacht Him
Whll a Minor.
PARIS. March 4. The civil tribunal of
th Seine today took up the case of the
Count de Keratry, a former prefect of po
lice, and tbe Countess da Keratry, who
asked the court to annul the marriage of
their son, the Viscount Hllarion d Keratry,
and the Viscountess de Keratry.
Th parents allege that the marriage was
contracted In tbe United States while their
aon waa a minor and without their con
sent. The marriage took place In New
York In 189$. Th bride's maiden name
waa Baugtan, but she was a. Mrs. John
Mulllns, widow of a New York contractor.
Werld'a Fair Preaident fall on
Alfonso' Minister la
MADRID. March 4. D. R. Francis, pres
ident of the St. Louis exposition, arrived
her this afternoon and was met at th
station by llptted State Minister Hardy.
After a ahort conference with Mr. Hardy
Mr. Francis called on the ministers of
agriculture, accompanied by Secretary
Sickles of ths United States legation.
Mr. Francis dined tonight with Mr. and
Mrs. Hardy and tomorrow will meet ths
premier and otber members of the Spanish
cabinet by appointment. He expects to re
turn to Paris on Thursday night.
Princes I.eata to Deliver Newly
Born Child to th Isioa
VIENNA. March 4. It Is stated that th
courts of Saxony and Tuscany have arrived
at an agreement by which the former crown
princess of Saxony may remove to A us
trla In May and deliver ber newly born
child to the Saxon court.
She will then b permitted to see her
other children every summer. A satlsfae
tor arraagswaat la aUa mad tot bar.
Calls' Attention to Evil of Unanimous
Consent Practice.
Sa It Is Time for People to Take
Matter la Haad a ad Demand
that Majority Shall
WASHINGTON. March 4. The speech of
Representative Cannon, chairman of the
appropriations committee, delivered after
3:30 o'clock this morning In tbe house on
th conference report on the general de
ficiency appropriation bill, protesting against
'legislative blackmail" and Insisting on the
right of a majority to rule in the senate.
In view of tbe fact that he lu to be the
speaker of the next house. Is regarded as
foreshadowing a contest upon this ques
tion. The seen when Mr. Cannon deliv
ered this speech was the most remarkable
in this congress. As late aa the hour was
the members were set on fire with enthusi
asm and they cheered until the great ball
resounded' with their shouts.
Mr. Cannon said:
Gentlemen know unripr the tiractlce
of the house and under the rule of the sen
ate the great money bills can contain noth
ing but appropriations In pursuance of ex-
iniiiiK taws, unless ty unanimous consent
of both bodies.
If any of theas bills contain legislation It
must be by unanimous consent of the two
bodle and any attempt to change the uni
form practice has been dlKastrous so far as
know. The Invariable Draetlce ha been.
with the exception of one amendment upon
mis mil, mat wnen one body objected to
legislation proposed by the other upon an
appropriation bill the body proposing the
legislation receded.
Canse of Disagreement.
In this case the trouble In arriving at an
agreement was because all claims for
money clustered around one arrendment. If
there were many amendments of a lens-
lstlve character proposed by the senate,
there were many amendment, covering
hundreds of thousands of dollars of claims,
pure and simple, proposed by the senate.
One by one the legislative DroDoeitlons and
the claims were disapproved and the senate
receded, until we came to an agreement to
pay me state or Mouth Carolina
A word as to that. In May last, on the
omnibus claim bill, a basis waa fixed for
the adjustment of the accounts of Virginia
and Baltimore and South Carolina with the
united btates, growing out or the war of
1812-15. The audltlnar officers of the treas
ury, in pursuance of that law, adjusted the
accounts of Virginia. An Indefinite appro
priation was made to pay the respective
states whatever should become due by the
auditing officers. Upon that basis and
under that lealslatlon the sum of fniidu in
round numbers has been paid to ths state
of Virginia.
Under the same law which la th law n-
day the auditing officers in the adjustment
of accounts of the war of 112 found due
to the state of South Carolina the sum of
34 cents. Now, the senate of the United
States, notwithstanding the law, proposed
legislation on an appropriation bill to the
extent of granting to the state of South
Carolina 47,(MJ. The house conferees ob
jected and tbe whole long delay has been
over that one Item.
Itales In the Honse.
Tn the house of r0nrant Atf vtsj without
criticising either side or any Individual
member, we have rules, sometimes invoked
uy our uemocrauc iriends and sometimes
by ourselves each responsible to the peo
ple after all is sold and done by which a
majority. ..riant or wromr. nin.iin ,.r
.otherwise, -can regtelate.
in anomer Dooy mere are no such rules.
In another body legislation is had by
unanimous consent n another body an
individual membet of that body can rise
In his place and talk for one hour, two
hours, ten hours, twelve hours. It Is a
matter of history that a senator on the
republican elde In a former congress talked
to death a river and harbor bill.
There comes a time constantly In the
settling of bills when you must do so and
so, or so and so, else your bill cannot pass
and this with reference to the great money
bills. In my opinion such a condition ex
isted as to this bill and clustered about
this one amendment.
There was aleo sn amendment put on to
the bill In another body which Involved
legislation to the extent of granting the
state of Vermont $1,M) In adjustment of
Its war claims. The senate receded, but
your conferees were unable to get the
senate to recede upon this gift from the
treasury against the law to the state of
Doum iuroun..
Evil of Unanimous Consent.
By unanimous consent another body leg
islates and in the expiring hours of the
session we are powerless without that
unanimous consent. "Help me, Casslus, or
I sink." Unanimous consent comes to the
center of the home, unanimous consent
comes through statuary hall and to the
house doors, and comes practically to the
We can have no legislation without the
approval of both bodlea, and one "body. In
my opinion, cannot legislate without
unanimous consent. There wss the
alternative In my opinion this applied not
only to the deficiency bill, but to the naval
bill. Your conferees had the alternative of
submitting to legislative blackmail at the
demand. In my opinion, of one Individual
I shall not say where ir of letting these
great money bills fall. Now, what are we
going to do about It T This bill contains
many Important matters your appropria
tions for public buildings legislation lately
had all along the line of the public service
to the extent of lao.OOO.Ouo.
Now, 1 have taken the house Into my con
fidence touching this matter, as It is my
duty to do. I sm getting to be a somewhat
aged man. I pray God tnat my life may be
spared until an intelligent and a righteous
a-.-ntiment, north and south, east and west,
pervades both of the great parties, will lash
anybody into obedience to the rl(?ht of the
majority to rule. Majorities ana minori
ties shift back and forth.
Majority Bhoald Rale.
Ah, says somebody, did that work In ref
erence to the matter or statehood,
and did you believe In statehood? I did not
believe tn statehood, and I am putting now
the strongest case against my own party,
but a n-.ajorlty of the people, voiced in th
senate and house, had the right to have Its
will expressed.
Oentlen.en. I have made my protest. I
do it in sorrow and in humiliation, but
there It is, and in my opinion another body
under these methods must change its
method of procedure or our body, backed
up by the people, will compel the change,
else this body, close to the people, shall bo
come a mere tenderer, a mere bender of
the pre?nant hinges of the knee to submit
to what any one member of another body
may demand of this body aa a price for leg
Aged Pair Flad Life Too Uard
and Determine to Die
DENVER. March 4. Major Martin Hurd,
aged 73 years, was found dead In bed to
day, at 4606 Homer boulevard, where he
livid with Mr -i. Georgie Stanley, an aged
voman. Mrs. Stanley was still alive, but
A dog and a canary were found dead In
th room, wher the r.ian and woman lay.
Th police believe that the couple, who
were la deatlta.e circumstances, determined
to commit suicide together.
Katahllshe Commlssloarr and I u
pector with View to right.
In Bean.
SALT LAKE CITY, March 4. Th house
today paased a bill creating a state board
of Sheep commissioner and a stat sheep
Inspector. The main object of tbe bill Is to
provide for abatement of scab among th
sheep of the stat.
Th bUl has already passed the seaat.
Tree d
Merderer Knapp
ana K
e Thinks He I
March 4. Carrying a
basket filled l
derer. Mrs. An.:
of the man he!,
murders, left In'
h laundry for the niur-
i Knapp, the fourth wife
at Hamilton. O., for five
anapolis for Hamilton this
"I am going to have a long talk with
my hupbend," she said. "He must have
been insane.
la true that he choked
It is not true that I
Mrs. Knapp's sister. In
mc lu bis sleek.
hare threaten?
Cincinnati. I hove threatened no one. All
I want Is to be
kt alone. If they take my
husband to the thalr I want to die. I am j representatives, at least in the past occanc.
so lonely." ' n met such cordial and general personal
HAMILTON, 0.. March 4. This after- well wishes as did David B. Henderson to
noon the fourtfi wife of Knapp, Annie i day. Immediately after laying down the
nimhi. t.i.n.nniu tn I Ravel after the nronounciDK 'words, "I now
ton and waa driven to the Jail. In com
pany with the 4eputy aherlff and Jailer,
she was admit ttd Into the presence of
Knspp. She c.rle4 bitterly and asked Knapp
If his confession; of tbe horrible murders
was true and he answered that It was. '
She wouldn't believe the confession until
Knapp himself tild her It was true. She
"111 return to Indianapolis.
The remain of Hannah Ooddard Knapp i
were burled this afternoon. Her uncle, '
Charles Ooddsrd. had no means to pro-
vide a burial, so the city authorities took
charge of the funeral. Knapp will be
csked to Identify1 the ring and earrings.
The chief of police believes that Knapp
will break down when he sees this in
disputable evidence against him.
It Is not likely for tbe present that
Knapp will be s.hown the ring and ear
rings, as no further Identification is
needed for them. Miss Lldla Sterrtt of
this city, halt sister of Hannah Knapp,
was today shown the Jewelry as she lay
111 In bed. She at one declared them to
be those worn by tbe murdered woman.
Another half sister afterward identified the
Jewelry, making th feurth relative to
Identify them.
The reason tor the making of all of his
confession was given by Knapp to his
sister, Mrs.' Sadie Wonbell, today. Tbe
prisoner harbors 111 will against his sister,
Mary King, and her husband, and does
not attempt to co'iceal It where hi charge
that they betrayed htm. "They told on
me," he said, "so I Just thought that I
would tell everything and if they were
looking for disgrace they could have the
disgrace ot it alk . 1 hope they are satis
fled now."
Mayor of Colorado City Says There Is
No Occasion for Presence
of Soldiers.
DENVER. Colo., March 4. Mayor J. F.
Faulkner, Chief ot Police George Birdsall
and City Attorney John McGoach of Colo
rado City have protested to Governor Pea
body against the, presence of the troops In
that city. t .
; In their- message to the governor tbey
say: ..
, "There ' ht . bt- 'ne disturbance mor
than a few oeoaaloaal brawls since th
strike began, 'and we respectfully protest
against an army being placed In our midst.
A deleagtion of business men will call on
you with a formal protest ot the cttisens
of the city."
Governor Peabody said today that he had
received some protests on account ot bis
sending the state troops to Colorado City,
but tl at he wss satisfied that he had only
.lone his diity.
"The troops will stay here," he declared,
"Just as long as thty are needed to protect
property, and when they are no longer
needed they will be ordered home."
COLORADO CITY, Colo., March 4. The
troops sent here by Governor Peabody are
doing guard duty about the ore reduction
mills which are operating with nonunion
men'. There has been no disturbance of
any kind today.
A petition to the. governor to recall th
troops is being circulated here and tn
Colorado Springs.
Flad Germ that I the Can ot
Cholera, Infantaat Antl-Tosln
to Kill Also Pound.
BALTIMORE, March 4 Another great
discovery, the anti-toxin which shall de
stroy the germ of cholera Infantum, haa
been announced by Dr. Simon Flexner,
director ot the Rockefeller Institute ot
Medical Research.
It was the death of his grandson that
turned Mr. Rockefeller's attention to the
absolute inability of the medical profes
sion t cope with this disease that annually
carries off many thousands of infanta and
resulted in the plan tor the establish
ment of the laboratory and hospital that
Is to be built In New York.
Last fall the announcement that two stu
dents ot tbe Johns Hopkins medical school
hsd discovered the germ which caused ths
death of millions ot children wss received.
It was then stated that the energies of
the Investigators would be directed to
ward the discovery of a serum which
would destroy the bactlla.
In or- of the private lecture room of
the J(4Ss Hopkins hospital Dr. Simon
Flexner and Dr. J. H. M. Knox pf the
hospital staff. have declared that as a re
sult ot their Investigations, the qualities
of the needed serum had been discovered
and that the perfecting of It would occupy
but a few months longer.
Dr. Flexner declared that before th end
of 1903 th antl-toilne would be ready for
practical us and given to the world.
Arrange Blgc Esrarslon to Old Mexico
to Exploit Fsrnlsg Possi
bilities. CHICAGO, March 4. An innovation In
railroad land colonization is to be tried
by the Rock Island and the Chicago Great
On March IT a big homeseekers' excur
sion will be run to Old Mexico to exploit
tbe possibilities of farming and fruit rais
ing in Mexico when undertaken by Amer
icans under the community plan.
Illluol Legislative Committee Re.
port Rill Llmltlaa; lajaaettoa
Power In Lahor Dlspate.
SPRINGFIELD, III., March 4. Th com
mittee on labor ot the Illinois bouse of rep
resentative took favorabal action tonight
on a bill providing that no Injunction In
volving a labor controversy sbt.ll be Issued
without a bearing atttr du notk haa been
Affscting Scene When Ex-8peaker Takaa
Final Leave of Fellow Members.
!enatora Will Make an Effort to
Settle t nlted States Attorney
ship Rosebud Bill Die
with Session.
(From a Btsff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, March 4. tSpcclal Tele-
gram.) No retiring speaker ot me nou m
declare this house adjourned sine die," a
number of members possessed of good
voices started the national antt.-m, which
brougnt all n the floor to their feet, and
those tn the galleries as well. The timid
ones on the floor quickly added their voices
to those In the lead, and the galleries took
up the refrain till the great hall rever
berated with the echo ot that grand song
sang In almost perfect unison by the 4,000
persons present. Meanwhile, i-8peaker
Henderson had descended the few steps
from the speaker'a rostrum and stood at
the right of the chair. During the singing
of the national air every member on the
republican side waved a small flag. At the
conclusion of the eoDg there was sn almost
Imultaneous movement from both sides of
the bouse toward the part of the ball where
the es-speaker stood, all eager to grasp his
hand and wish him god-speed. A dosen
members, who, it Is said, lead church choirs
when at home, rapidly formed a hollow
square about Mr. Henderson and started
the Inspiring aria, "For He's a Jolly Good
Fellow, That Nobody Can Deny," and appar
ently that proposition was carried unani
mously. Judging from the great number
who pressed forward to grasp the hand of
the ex-speaker, pronounced by the choir an
all around good fellow. The chorus, "So
say w all of us" met with no opposition,
and there waa no call for the "yeas and
Kiss and Make tp.
Representative Underwood, representing
the Third Alabama distrlot, a great, big- I
hearted fellow, strong In debate and one
of the leaders of the recent filibuster for tbe
derson threw his arms about him and kissed
blm. Representative Allen, who represents
the dlsttlct ot Maine so long represented
by the late "Tom" Reed, was also most
pronounced In his salutations of the retir
ing speaker. - He embraced Mr. Henderson,
kissing blm upon either cheek. There were
many glistening eye In the throng of mem-
bers, who pushed forward to grasp tne
hand of Color-cl Henderson during the ten- I
minute Impromptu reception he held today
on the floor of the house of representatives. I
As soon as th people In :h galleries could
gain an admittance to th floor they, too,
pushed forward to extend their greetings I
to Mr. Henderacm.
-T'Etter Geta Another Term.
Senator Millard stated 'today he "had re
ceived word from Postmaster General
Payne that F. M. Etter. present postmaster
at South Omaha, would be renominated for
tbe' place he now holds, and that In all
probability the preaident would send In
Mr. Etter's name to the senate tomorrow.
Attorneyship Come Nest.
Senator Millard expects to leave for
Omaha early next week, important business
demanding his attention In the west. Be-
for going, however, be will have a talk
with tbe president over the district attor-
neyship, which la the next hard nut for
the Nebraska senators to crack, and It Is
giving them much trouble. Unless an agree-
ment Is reached. It Is doubtful If the preal-
dent will make an appointment until fall,
Senator Dietrich is Just as pronounced as
ever In favor of Mr.. Lindsay, while Senator
Millard leana toward Summers, and ther
the matter rests. Just what the outcome
will be la still problematical, although It
la believed the president does not lean to-
ward Summers with any great degree of
Mercer Looking; for Place.
Casting about for a place to land,
ex-Con greesmaa Mercer ha had his friends
begin to talk him up for director of the
census on th assumption that ex-Gov
ernor Merriam of Minnesota is soon to re
sign to accept a position In New York. Mr.
Merrlam's son. however, continues to say
the family knows nothing of sny contem-
plated retirement ot the census director.
When Senator Millard was told today
that there was a well-autbentlcated rumor
to the effect that ex-Congressman D. H.
Meroer was to be appointed commissioner
of th census in place ot W. R. Merriam,
who Is shortly to resign, tbe Junior senator
from Nebraska aententlously asked, "Will
his nomination be charged to the District ot
Itosebnd BUI Dies.
Th Rosebud bill died on the cslendar
with tbe close of the fifty-seventh congress.
Every effort known to shrewd snd efficient
representatives was made to get the bill
before th bouses before adjournment. At
one time during the early hours of this
morning It looked as if It might be reached.
Speaker Henderson having indicated to
Representative Burke (S. D.) his intention
to recognise th congressman for tbe pur
pose of putting tbe bill on Its passage.
But Just as hope seemed brightest confer
ence reports on two big supply bills wers
presented, and as th gray dawn broke over
the city the bouse 'took a recess until 10
o'clock with every appropriation bill dis
posed of, and tbe Rosebud bill, like thou
sands of other bills, died with th congress.
It is the intention ot the South Dakota del
egation to bring about a ratification of the
treaty with the Rosebud Indians during
the summer along tbe line of the last bill
Introduced, so that there will be nothing
In tb way of speedy legislation when con
gress meets next winter.
Senator Millard, accompanied by Con
gressman Hitchcock. calkd"on Commissioner
of Indian Affair Jones today with a view
of securing an order from the department
for the inspection of drugs Intended for the
Indian service at Omaha. Tbe com mis
aloner stated be would take the matter un
der consideration, although be told the
gentlemen that ha had only one drug In
spector, and he waa located at Chicago,
To Th Bee, however, the commissioner
stated he believed that the matter could
be brought about.
C. H. Paul of St. Paul, Neb., who has
beea connected with the ordnsnc bureau
of the War department, has been trans
ferred to tbe Treasury department, and haa
been given a position with the Immigration
service In New York at an increased salary,
Hoatln of Depart meals.
Charles T. Doty of Chicago was today
warded the contract for electric wiring la
I Continued oa Second Fag.)
Forecast for Nebraska Fair Thursday and
Temperatare at Umaha Yesterday!
Hoar. Deer. llonr. Dear.
!t n. m .It 1 p. ni 113
li a. ni :t4 SI p. m...... SI .
r i, aa 3 p. m n
N a. m rt.t 4 p. m 3.1
It a. tn B p. m...... at
III a. n :t p. m :
11 a. m..... r.t T p. in :
1 3 m 34 a p. m
9 p. ra 1M
Reorssnalsed Company Show Mach
Activity anil Is Growing;
la Kantber.
Since Its reorganization last November
the Millard Rifles has Increased 1U mem
bership 100 per cent, and Is now a first
class infantry company. The progress he
been In all departments sad the record of
the brief four month has been most flat
tering. G. W. Sues Is captain. R. H. Walker
first lieutensnt and E. V. Colby of Beatrice,
Neb., Colonel Frank E. Moores and Frank
Dunlop of Omaha were elected honorary
Leaf Friday was held an examination ot
candidates for noncommissioned officers'
positions. On Monday tbe promotion re
sulting wers announced as follows: Guy M.
Matson. first sergosnt; Elmer A. Wlemer,
qunrtermoster sergeant; Frederick Hanson,
second sergeant; Bert McMahlll, third ser
gosnt; Eugene Harris, first corporal, and
Arthur Hardy, second corporal.
There are still to be Issued appointments
of two sergeants' and two corporals' war
rants. These positions are being held open
to give tbe new members entering a chance
to compete. Sergeants Hanson and Mc-
Mnhil! are both former regulars and Philip
pine veterans and have both been under
Ore. Sergeant Hanson has in addition
served as second lieutenant In the volunteer
forces, while Sergeant McMahlll made the
entire Philippine campaign with a Kansas
A feature ot the company's work this
year Is to have the weekly medal drill. This
will stimulate Individual Interest. Corporal
Arthur Hardy has twice won the proficiency
trophy. In addition Second Lieutenant
Cooper haa offered a handsome gold medal
to t awarded to the most proficient all-
ground soldier at the end of the year.
Phi Hho Sigma Hold an Initiatory
and Anniversary Session and
Eta and Iota, th two Omaha chapters of
Phi Rho Stsma. the national medical fra
ternlty, held their Joint annual anniversary
celebration laat night. Eta chapter, at
crelghton Medical college. Is Just one year
to the day older than Iota chapter, at th
University 0f Nebraska medical depart'
ment. The mflar comprised the usual two
features, an initiation and a banquet. Five
undergraduate candidates were led across
be gridiron- and back, and sis honorary
members were received, th largest list
ever handled-at one time. 1 i
Phi Rho Sigma is now exceedingly strong
In Omaha. Eighty medical men attended
the festlvltle last, night, and the two
chapters of th fraternity here start an
other year with the firmest of foundations
and the brightest of prospects. The hon
orary members received were: By Eta
Dts. Coulter, Barstow, Jennings, Summers;
by Iota, Drs. Milory and Mogrldge. The
undergraduates tortured were:
By Eta,
Messrs. Wead. Echller and Nelson; by Iota,
Messrs. Eplln and Fuller.
Initiatory rltee and the usual accompany-
ing castlgattons ot the spirit and tbe flesh
were conducted at Royal Arcanum hall, in
tne Bee building. The banquet followed
at the Her Grand hotel. Among "prominent
membera of the fraternity In Omaha who
attended were: Drs. A. 8. Jones, W. H.
Christie. A. H. Cooper. A. B. Llndquest, B,
B. Davis, F. S. Owen, G. H. Bicknell, B. W,
Christie, A. C. Stokes. C. F. Mayer of Eta
chapter was toastmaster and the responses
were atl or lne stellar variety.
Ksoek B. Lehan Down While He
Standing; at Thirteenth and
3. Lehan was the victim of two holdup
men at an early hour this morning. He was
Handing at the corner ot Thirteenth and
I Dodge streets looking at the elect rio lights
and. other sights when th holdup men
came up and knocked him down. They Im-
mediately proceeded to go through Lehan's
pockets and secured what money he had,
departing without even thanking their vie-
tiro, tor tho contribution. Lehan does not
know Just how much he lost, but place the
sum at somewhere between IT snd $12.
I Later the police arrested two brothers, Dan
and Matt Babic, whom Lehan identifies as
the partieo who held him up. The two
Babies are Austrian and room at the Cam
bridge hotel.
LI.tior to lie Sold Openly In Many
Town Flrat Time In Fifty
4. Returns from remote towns of the sta's
on the license question yesterday are con
siderably delayed and today twenty-five
towns out of the Its cities and towns In the
state had not yet been heard from.
While the high license advocates ex
pected a substantial victory, tbe figures
at hand show a surprising Increase on the
high license majority aa compared with
tbat at the special vote taken a month
ago, when the legislative act annuling th
prohibitory law which had stood for half
a century wa accepted by a margin ot
about 1.000 votaa In a total of C0.0O0.
In every on Of th alx cities ot the
state, . Burlington. Montpeller, Rutland,
Barre, St. 'Albans and Vergennea, liquor
will be openly sold on April 1 for the first
Ime In half a century.
Movemeata of Ocean Vessel March 4.
At New York Arrived: Kaiser Wilhelm
der Grosse, from llerlln; Minneapolis, t-nm
lncion. Haliea: i elite, lor iJverpool; Rot
terdam, for Rotterdam.
At The Llsurd Passed: Bulgsrla. from
New York, for Hxmburg.
At Ulbmltar rtd; l''l. from
Naples, for New York; Calabria, from
Naples, for New York.
At 1'iymoutn Arrived: urar W aliiersee.
from New York.
At Ueyrout Arrived: Kalserln Maria
Thersla, from New York via Funehsl,
Malta, Constantinople, etc., for Jaffa, Alex
andria, etc., on cruise.
At C herbourg Arrived: Grnf i aldersee.
from New York via Plymouth, for Ham
burg, and proceeded.
At mmtnampton Arrived: hi. raul. rrom
New York.
At Liverpool Balled: Sylvanlan, for Bos
At Sicily Passed: Kt. PauL from Nrw
York, for tsuuthaiuplon.
Approach of Time Limit Has Caused the
Legislators to Wake Up.
Several of the Bill Introduced An of Cot
liderable Importance.
Several Constitutional Amendments Fro
posed bj Memminger
Kennedy ( Doulas Believe Pros
perity ( Railroad 'Would In-
dnoe C'enrts to Reverse
Their Rallna-.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, March 4. (Special.) In the
deluge of bills that broke loose In tbe house
today forty-flv were Introduced, among
them several of great Importance. Tbe
unusually large number was due partially
to the fact that the house had been so
crowded for days past with other work ss
to have little time to devote to tbe Intro
duction of new measures and pai: tally to
the fact that but two day remain ot tbe
session on which bills may be Introduced
without special consent of tbe house. The
senate waa less prolific In Its production ot
new measure, only about a dosen being In
troduced. One was of considerable Import,
especially to the people ot Omaha t-nd other
cities which have Just been dcfuted by the
railroads In the attempt to secure the pas
sage of a measure that would give to mu
nicipalities the right ot taxing railroad
terminals for city purpose. This bill was
Introduced by Saunders of Douglas.
In the lojg list of house bills waa one by
Kennedy of Douglas, presenting a Joint
resolution Instructing and directing the at
torney general to begin proceedings for the
enforcement of the maximum freight rate
law. Other bill ot unusual Importance In
troduced In the bouse were four by Mem
minger ot Madison, providing for constitu
tional amendments, increasing the number
of supreme court Justices, changing their
salaries and the salaries of the state offi
cers and providing for the sate Investment
of the permanent school fund.
Woald Knforc Rate law.
Representative Kennedy, tbe lono demo
crat from Douglas county, set forth In his
bill for a Joint resolution for the enforce
ment of the maximum freight rate law, that
that law has not been enforced In late
years. He specifically provide that tbe
attorney general shall proceed at one upon
tbe passage of this resolution, to th en
forcement ot this law and shall furnish to
th legislature at the earliest possible dat
a statement of his estlmste of the appro
priation necessary to oonduct-such action.
It also provide that -the governor and at
torney general shall, employ any and all
necessary assistance In the way of counsel,
clerical help and oxperts In prosecuting
this case.
The bill explains tbat the federal circuit
and supreme court held that when this
law waa enacted In 188J the rates which It
contemplated were too low. In view ot the
depression, due largely to crop failures, to
enable tbe railroads to teak fair Incomes,
but that since the radical change In Indus
trial conditions th courts have modified
their rulings so ss to validate these rates
and remove any cause for their non
enforcement, that deaplte this latter action
ot the court th officials of Nebraska
charged with ths enforcement of this act
have been derelict in their duties.
Tcrmlaat Tasatloa Bill.
Close on the death ot H. R. 330 Is born
another measure contemplating taxation ot
railroad terminala for municipal purposes,
constructed on the aame fundamental prin
ciple as both house rolls 171 and 330. This
new bill 'was Introduced in the senate
by Saunders of Douglaa. Douglas county
members assert that this Is their first step
In reu-wlrg Ibe fight, and that It will ce
followed by othera calculated td force the
sanction ot this proposition upon this leg
islature. The Sannders bill merely provide that
the railroad property shall be assessed sad
taxed on Its fair cash va?ue tor city pur
poses the same as otber property, and that
In fixing the standards ot assessment and
taxation the figures as returned by ths
State Board of Equalisation shall not be
taken by the city tax commissioner, except
for school purposes. This, of course, would
eliminate that obnoxious clause in thu
Omaha city charter which compel the tax
commissioner to accept theso figures, and
which is tbe cause of thla entire fight, in
stituted by tbe Real Estate exchange ot
Of course, tbe Introduction of no number
of bills on this subject Is going to do any
good unless ther Is an avowed determina
tion, snd a ceaseless endeavor on th part
of the Omaha delegation to fore their
proposition through. It is seriously ques
tioned If the fatal miatake was not made
In allowing thla matter to go until near
the close of the session. . Not a few mem
bers from other sections of the state have
declared It to be their belief that bad the
Douglas delegation buckled down earnestly
and persistently to pass this bill at ths
first of the session, employing sll ths tndans
at their disposal, such as that one so com
monly used, trading of measure for meas
ure, or tbe reciprocity plan, tbe bill would
long before this have become a law, and
there would not now, be any necessity of
Incriminating railroad lobbies tor Influenc
ing tbe legislature to defeat this proposi
tion. Amendment to Constitution.
Memminger of Madison, a fusion mlmber
of the house. Introduced four bills pro
posing smendment to the constitution.
H. R. 391, the first, provides for th In
vestment ot the permanent school fund
of tbe state in registered school district
bonds ot tbe state. H. R. 392 provides for
changes In tbe salaries of state officers,
conferring upon the legislature the right,
by a two-thirds vote, to rslse or lower
such salaries, provided, however, tbst the
salary of no official la changed during his
trrm of office and that no changes can be
made oftener than once In four years.
H. R. 393 and 394 deal with the member
ship and aalarles ot the supreme court
and doubtlesa will b considered most Im
portant. The former provides tbat the
legislature may, by a three-flftbs vol,
cbangs th salary of th supreme court
Justices, and the latter Increasea the mem
bership from three to five, providing for
the election of two Justices for a term of
two years snd two for a term of four
years In 1904 and thereafter one for a term
of five years annually.
TUtse three propositions, th prevision