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    The Omaha Daily Bee.
Special Senate Section Opens with Reply
to 111 noisan'i Speech.
Calli Bepmentative'g Remarks Indefensi
ble and an Outrage.
I esent Attack on Rules and Their Work on
Appropriation Oenfeience.
Qualification Questions Are Post
poned aad Sew Membere Sworn la
Without Protest, Amid Spec,
tatora' Plaadlts.
i.'ASHINOTON, March 8. In obedience to
the president'! proclamation the senate of
the Fifty-eighth congress convened In ex
traordinary session at noon today. An Im
mense crowd witnessed the ceremony.
Echoes of the Fifty-seventh congress had
not died away when the senators who were
re-elected and those who were to take
their teat for the first time, marched to
the desk and took the oath. Friends and
admirers of the senators loaded down their
desks with beautiful floral tributes.
Mr. Cannon's speech In the house of
representatives early yesterday formed the
subject of soma fervid remarks by Mr.
Tillman and by the senate conferees,
Messrs. Hale, Allison and Teller.
After the Invocation Mr. Bennett, the
secretary of the senate, read the proclama
tion from the president convening the ses
sion. Xrw Senators Sworn In.
Mr. Hoar, speaking for Mr. Burrows,
chairman of the committee on privileges
and elections, referred to the constitutional
procedure of administrating oaths to new
senators, and said If there were any other
procedure the result would be that a third
of the senate might be kept out of their
eats for an Indefinite time. The result of
that might be that a change In the po
litical power of the government might be
Indefinitely postponed.
Questions of qualification should be post
poned and acted upon by th senate later.
The names of the newly elected senators
were, called alphabetically and each was
escorted to the desk By his colleague.
As some of the names were called there
was applause from tha galleries, that given
to Mr. Gorman being especially noticeable.
Messrs. Spnoner and Allison received
generous applause aa they war escorted
to the desk.
' Mr. Smoot of Utah subscribed to the oath
with an emphatic "I do." No objection
was made to his taking the oath. When
Mr. Ankeney's name was called his col
league, Mr. Foster (Wash.) announced that
he was under the doctor's care. Three
other newly-elected senators did not respond-
Messrs. Clark (Ark.), Qallinger (NT.
H.) and Stone (Mo.).
.The were, aevettyfoar. aerirtors pres
ent. Vlesare. Hoar "and Cockrell ' were ap
pointed a committee to wait upon the
president and Inform him that the senate
was ready' to proceed to business.
Senator Tlllmnn Replica.
Mr. Tillman (8. C), holding In his hand
a copy of the Congressional Record, rose
to a question of personal privilege. He
was proceeding to say that In (he Record
yesterday there waa a remarkable speech,
when Mr. Fettus (Ala.) suggested that it
was the custom of the senate ami a rule of
courtesy to transact no business until the
special committee had returned from Its
visit to the president.
The chair agreed with hlra. Thereupon
Mr." Tillman, at 12:40 p. m., moved a re
cess for half an hour, which motion pre
Messrs. Hoar and Cockrell reported that
the president said he would at one make
a communication In writing.
Immediately, afterward Mr. Barnes, as
alstant aecretary to the president, appeared
with th following message from the presi
To the Senate: I have called the senate
in extraordinary session to consider the
treaties concerning which It proved lm-
poneiDie 10 lane action during tne session
of the congress Just ended.
I auk your special attention to the treaty
with the republic of Colombia, securing to
tne United Klatcw a rlKUt to build the
txihmlan ranal, and to the treaty with the
republic of Cuba, for securing a measure
of commercial reciprocity between tha two
The great and far-reaching Importance
of these two tnatl.s to th welfare of tha
United State antl the urgent necessity for
their adoption requires mo to Impose upon
you the inconvenience of meeting at this
V hite House, a.arcu 6, I9U3.
Th mcbsage was not read till later.
Mr. Hoar announced that he Intended to
move an executive session unless Mr. Till
man desired to speak.
Mr, Tillman then resumed. Referring
again to Mr. Cannon's speech, he ssid he
did not know that there had ever been
similar tirade delivered In either branch
of congress.
There were two Issuts involved in that
speech, one affecting the dignity of the
senate and the other affecting his own of
ficial Integrity, responsibility and personal
character. The speech was m holly lnde
fc.nslbl, Indecent and an putrage.
History of Claim.
Passing on he gave a history of South
Carolina's claim and, answering Mr. Can
' non's criticism of legislating by unani
mous consent, Mr. Tillman said nothing In
the house of representatives seemed to go
except by Unanimous consent of a few lead
ers. "The unanimous consent of the mem
bers," he said, "has fallen Into Innocuous
desuetude and the unanimous consent he
apeaks of so strenuously her is the unani
mous consent of those In control."
Mr. Tillman quoted the law authorising
the payment of Interest on South Carolina's
claim and said It waa that which led. the
committee on appropriations to act, simply
because it meant to do a loug-delayed act
of Justice to South Carolina and undo the
strong which had been done.
Mr. Hal (Mo) said he would let the
matter pass Into oblivion, disagreeable as
It was, but It affected him because he bad
charge of the deficiency bill. Speaking de
liberately, he aald there had been no legis
lative blackmail.
The appropriations committee, he ssid,
tad acted on the claim as a matter of fair
and even-handed Justice.
It has never been thought, he continued,
that on house should arraign the other.
It has never been t'aought or said before
that the processes of on bouse are pro
:esses of blackmail and that tbey have
beconie so Insufferable that one bout will
preach a crusade against the other.
Mr. Csnnon's use of the words "legls
.ativa blackmail," were unfortunate, lm-
(Continued en Fourth Fag.)
till la Time of War Grat Britain
Mlthl Hare to Par Fancy
LONDON. March 5 Replying to a large
and Influential deputation which visited tha
foreign office today to urge the appoint
ment of a special committee to Inquire Into
the question of security of the food supply
of Great Britain In time of war, Premier
Balfour expressed the, oplnlor" that the
danger Great Britain had to a S9 Dot
the exclusion of grain and ra ,. 'v -lals
neceasary for the country's nstlona. ' .
ence, but the cost of introduc
icing them. V
The country could get all if wanted If v '
wss prepared to pay the price and the ques
tion of price was ultimately a question of
Insurance. Sufficient stress was not laid
upon the part neutrals would play In thu
event of a war. There would be more than
sufficient nputrsl shipping to supply Great
Britain with grain, but not with raw ma
terials. As to the danger of a "wheat corner,"
the premier was unable to estimate the
magnitude of the danger, but the country
was exposed to this In time of peace aa
much as In war time. He admitted that an
inquiry Into the matter -was advisable, aa
It would tend to allay some unfounded fears
as well as show that somo of the difficul
ties of the situation could not be wholly
Mr. Balfour added that he thought the
Inquiry ought to be brought to include the
questions of Insurance, the conditions of
modern maritime warfare, th methods by
which commerce could be protected and
destroyed and the amount of the actual
grain supply of the country.
He hoped, however, that nothing would
be done to establish a government machin
ery which would Injure the national com
mercial machinery by which Great Britain
was supplied.
Nephew Visits Pontiff and Gives Ont
Renssarlnar Statement to
ROME. March 5. Count Camtllo Peccl,
after a vlBlt to his uncle today, gave a full
account of the pope's condition, saying be
would not hesitate to tell the truth even
were he really sick.
"The pontiff not only is not aufferine
from any specific sickness," remarked the
count, "but it will be difficult to keep him
quiet, as be said to me: 'The doctor
wishes I should stay In my room until
Monday, but I cannot have so many people
waiting who came to Rome purposely to
see mc. If I continue as well as I am at
present, I shall resume my audiencea on
Sunday.' "
Continuing Count Peccl said: "In the
meanwhile the pope has announced that
he will assist tomorrow at th usual Lenten
sermon, together with the cardinals.
"Or. Lappont would like the ponliff to
have kept to his bed so as to regain his
strength quicker, but the pope aald: "l
cannot do it. Staying in bed, instead of
strengthening me, weakena me. Besides, 1
need light and air.'
"Yesterday the pontiff arose at 4
In th afternoon, but today he got up at S
and will remain up until th even.
log Th pope had his usual oonfennce
with Secretary of State Rampolla and em
ployed the remainder of his time in read
ing the very many telegrams received.
wishing to personally examine each of
Count ' Peccl ended with saying: "The
best proof that there la not much the mat
ter with the pontiff is that today he bad
for lunch a good-sized beefsteak.'"
British Officer Sara United States
Mlarht Easily Selae All
Korth America.
LONDON, March C Colonel Kltson, for
merly BrltlBh military attache at Wash
lngton, and now commandant of the Sand
hurst military college, speaking before the
Canada club last night, said:
Fortunately, at present, the possibility of
irouui) ih iariner on man ever, Dut i as
Lure you mat Canadians would enter a
campaign under the greatest strategical
You will be Rcky In upper Canada If
you have any ammunition. The American
regular army quartered on the frontier
would be ready to raid your lines of com
munication which lie along the frontier.
Your only arsenal Is at Quebec at the end
of the line. Without better organisation
and without another arsenal In the In
terior you never will be safe from raids.
Lord Strathcona, who presided, said the
Canadians were ready to defend their rail
ways and their homes with their lives.
Another arsenal was being built at Ottawa,
which was some distance from the frontier,
Men Would Relinquish Attempt
Climb La Sonfrlere bnt for
Woman's Kncouruarement.
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, March 5. The
American scientist, Edmund Hovey, and
Prof. LaCroix, sent by the French govern
ment to investigate the recent eruptions
accompanied by Mme. LaCroix, ascended
La Soufrlcre on March 2. '
When halfway up the mountain the party
steam, which, after rising to a height of
8.000 feet, fell and besmeared them. They
halted, but, encouraged by thJ pluck dis
played by Mme. LaCroix, proceeded and
reached the summit. Immediately after
beginning the descent more serious erup
tions occurred and the party was overtaken
by a downpour of mud and had a naiow
escape. The scientists are still In the Vol
canic regions.
Sends l"p Clond of Ashes, Drives Char
coal Uarncra Away aad Makes
Men I'neaay.
MORELIA, Mex., March 5. The showers
of volcanic ashes continue near Uroapam
at times so dense that objects cannot be
distinguished 100 feet swsy.
COLIMA, Mex., March 6. -The volcano
continues active, a new eruption taking
place last evening at 5:30. The charcoal
burners near Tuxpani left their work and
hastened to town.
A feeling of uneaalness still exists,
though no real terror prevails, the people
being confident that if any violent demon
stration takes place they can easily flee to
plsces of safety.
An eruption this afternoon was accom
panied by the usual shower of ashts. which
shut out th sunlight.
Campbell Enters Parliament.
Dl'BUN, March 5. Solicitor General
Campbell has been elected member of Par
lismrot for Dublin university In succession
to Mr. Lackey, who has resigned.
Ra'lroads Fear Op in Cutting Now Secret
Reductions Are Illegal.
Slity-fteven Wnters Lines Consider
Joint Action nnd May Shut Off
Low Fare for Convention
CHICAGO, March 6. rassenger repre-
"'atlves of sixty-seven railroads west
'"ago held a mass meeting here today.
at, . the new Elklns law was discussed.
It v general opinion that the act
would 6- away with secret rate cutting,
as it was designed to do, hut would en-
courage open reductions and lead to the
filing of reduced tariffs with alarming fre
quency. Unable to reach an agreement as to Joint
action the meeting appointed a .commit
tee of Ave, of which General Passenger
Agent Francis of the B, ft M li chairman,
to draw up a report by tomorrow.
The committee will report among other
things on the propriety of Issuing trans
portation to committees of arrangements
for conventions and mass meetings and
representatives of land companies engaged
in settlement work.
New Pnrchnaera Divide, Sonthern Tuk-
laar Eastern, and Rock Island
'Western Part.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 6. It Is an
nounced on good authority that the 8t.
Louis San Francisco railroad control of
which- waa recently acquired by the Rock
Island, In conjunction with the Morgan
Southern railway interests, will be par
celled out as follows:
That part of the "Frisco between Bir
mingham and Memphis to be operated as
a part of the Southern and that part west
of the Mississippi as part of the Rock
It la not stated when this arrangement
will become effective, but It is believed
that it will be some time within the next
ninety days.
The Southern thus gets a great weatern
connection without departing, from its
policy of keeping east of the Mississippi
and without being In direct competition
with any western system.
Cheaper Ratea to California.
TOPEKA, Kan., March B. Santa Fe pas
senger department offlclala tonight an
nounced that on March 9 the cheap rates to
California will go Into effect. From Mis
sou i' I river points a rate of 125 will be
made. Thla arrangement will be in effect
until June 16. Passengers will be allowed
to stop over at California polnta while en-
Investigate America Railroads.
NEW YORK. March 6. A number of offi
cials of the London & Northwestern rail
way of England arrived today on Oceanic
to study th railroads of the United States
and th systems by . which they are p-
erated. - . .
Erie Ralaea Frelsht Embargo.
CLEVELAND, March 6. The freight em
bargo which the Erie railroad baa issued
against receiving freight from connecting
lines waa raised today.
Schenectady Lathers Strike, Carpen.
tera Threaten and Other
Tradea Promise Aid.
SCHENECTADY, N. Y., March 6. Th
beginning of the threatened building trades
tleup took place today when a large force
of lathers struck. It is expected that all
other lathera in the city will go out to
The refusal of the employers to consent
to raise wages from 40 to 55 cents an hour
caused the stoppage. -
The carpenters' union has demanded an
increase from 35 to 40 cents an hour, to
take effect on April 1, and this demand has
also been refused. The carpenters' union
announces that it will stand by the lathers,
and the masons, plasterers and all others
employed in the building tradea are pre
pared to take similar action. The strike
will Involve 8,000 men.
The employers say that the wage limit
has been reached and they will fight to a
Pennsylvania Relative Reports that
Cold lias Struck Evanarrllst
NEWCASTLE, Pa., March 5. Charles C.
Sankey of this city has Just received word
that his cousin, Ira D. Sankey, the world
famous evangelist, has been struck blind at
his home in Brooklyn. The trouble came
from a cold which aettled In hla eyes.
It is believed his sight may be restored
after prolonged treatment.
NEW YORK, March 5. At Mr. Sankey's
" . . . . . . ... . T.
I Ilw Anntr lh.1 tiA huu hAitnma Mind It
,that . ,8ankey ad tTB "
I 111 heIth. about tw0 m0n hs w'nf.t0
an attack of nervous prostration, but that
his condition bad improved
Ten Inaaae Criminals Attack Kcepera
and Flee from Missouri
FULTON, Mo., March 5. Ten criminal
patienta at the Hospital for the Insane
msde a desperate attempt to escape from
their keepers today. Four got away. Ben
Jamln Richardson mysteriously secured a
knife nd cut the iron wristbands from nine
other patients and they made a rush on
their keepers.
Richardson. C. E. Morlldge. W. S. Wil
son and Harry Edwards succeeded In escap
ing from the Institution.
Strike to Deride How Much Consti
tutes Fair Oatpat to Earn
Day's Pay.
CINCINNATI. March 5. The Glsss Work
er of the Pittsburg Plat Glasa company
and the Western Mirror Plat company
quit work today on account of difficulties
with their employers as to the amount of
work to be done by them as a fair day's
output. i
Up lo thla time It has been the custom
to estln-ate 47.000 inches of roughing and
t.loo Inch of smoothing aa th avirsge
per day.
Wabash Men Walt I r Court, hut Are
Read to Qnlt Any
Tim-. ,'
ST. LOUIS. March 5. TV Wabash strike
Pltuallon Is resolving Itself into a legal
battle for the dissolution oI the Injunction
granted two days ago by Judge Adams.
Attorneys for the Bremen and trslnmen are
still at work on the affidavits to be filed In
court, showing why the restrslning order
should not be made pertnsuent.
These papers ill pot b ready for sev
eral days, and till then no change In the
situation is expected.
The possibility of the firemen and train
men of the Wabash striking as individuals.
without waiting for word from their lead
ers, is now .being discussed. It Is stated
that the men are ready to go out at a mo
ment's notice. Unless President Ramsey
yields it Is further declared that engineers, j
conductors, telegraph operators, brakemen
and trainmen to the number of 50,000 may
beconie involved If Judge-Adams does not
dissolve his order. :
The rule of the brotherhood prohibit !
striking without the sanction of the grand
master of tho brotherhood. Everything Is
quiet at headquarters.
At an early hour a conference was begun
In the offices of Judson Green, St. Lnuls
attorneys. Attorneys E. J. Pinney of Cleve
land and W. T. Irwin of Peoria, with Grand
Masters Morrtssey and Hannaban, were
present, as were also members of the local
firemen. They were In consultation behind
closed doors for some tlrc, deciding on a
course of action to be taken In respect to
the dissolution of the Injunction.
At the conclusion of the conference it
was announced that Messrs. Judson and
Green had become associated with the
counsel representing the trainmen and Bre
men and that the motion for a dissolution
of the restraining order would not be ready
for presentation for several days. John
H. Murphy of Peoria, general counsel for
the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen,
who reached here today, was .present.
President Ramsey said today that he had
no statement to make on the situation, as
the questions at issue are now In the hands
of the court.
Delaware Minority Illerally Adjourns
and Judaea Decide Whether
Dissolution Followed.
DOVER, Del.. March 5 Tho statue of
the Delaware legislature Is under consid
eration by the Judges of the state courts, 1
who will decide the constitutionality of
the act of the minority in adjourning the
assembly or more than one day.
The constitution does not authorize a
minority to adjourn either branch of the
assembly from day to day. '"he legislature
adjourned on Monday after the election of
two United States senators to meet the
following day. On Tuesday, however, a
majority of the members went' to 'Wash
ington to see the new senators aworn in.
As only a few legislators wore present, the
house adjourned untiModay.
Legal authorities say that act waa un
constitutional and has rendered the bouse
non-existent. The . judget. assembled at
Wilmington' today t;declf J-'.s point and
will tomorrow report their findings to Gov
ernor Hunn.
The governor, it Is believed, will be com.
pelled to call an extra session to meet
for thirty days, beginning on Monday. This
would necessitate the renewed introduction
of every bill now pending before the legis
lature. WILMINGTON, Del., March 6. Five of
the supreme court Judge met here today
to consider the legality of -the adjourn
ment. Their decision, announced tonight, was
that as the state constitution gives a
minority the rtgbt only to adjourn the
assembly from day to day, there was no
adjournment of the body on Tuesday, the
legislature technically remaining In ses
sion until legally adjourned today by the
Poat Mortem Show Dry Luna; and
Ho Strangulation Mark
on Body,
HAMILTON, O., March 5. Hannah God
dard Knapp waa burled in Greenwood ceme
tery thla afternon.
The casket wss conveyed from the morgue
to the hearse by the chief of police and
five policemen. About 200 people crowded
around the entrance of the morgue and filed
past the casket before the removal to thi
cemetery, although they could not see any
thing except a white covering over the
body. Charles Goddard and William Ster
rett, relatives of the dead woman, were the
only attendants at the funeral except a
large number of reporters.
At the request of Prosecutor Card, Coro
ner Sharkey held a post-mortem examina
tion this afternoon to ascertain If she met
her death by strangulation or drowning.
The lungs were dry and had fallen In, show
ing that the unfortunate woman was dead
when ohe entered the water. No marks,
however, were found ti support Knapp's
story that he had strangled her.
Mnn Gcta Divorce, but la Sent to
Penitentiary on Perjury
CHICAGO, March 5. For perjuring hlm
aelf In order that he might obtain a
divorce from his wife, Henry Frey, a
church snd Young Men's Christian' asso
ciation worker, was found guilty by a Jury
In Judge Brentano's court today, and sen
tenced to an indeterminate term In the
penitentiary. In addition, a fine of $1,000
was levied against him.
To Induce Mrs. Frey to leave him, It is
claimed. Fray Invented a fictitious per
sonsge, whom he claimed to have mar
ried In his teens. He told Myra Frey that
she (Myra) was, therefore, not his legal
wife. By this means Mrs. Frey wss In
duced to go to Ohip snd while there Frey
instituted divorce proceedings.
At tne present trial It waa shown that
Mrs. Frey had lived with Frey up to a
month of the time be filed the divorce bill,
in which It was stated that his wlfo had
deserted him two years ago.
University of Michigan Derldea t
Start Pasteur laatltnte at
Aaa Arbor.
ANN ARBOR. Mich., Msrch 3. The
Board of Regenta of the University of
Michigan decided to establish a Paatsur
Institute for the treatment of hydropho
bia. It I expected that everything will be
ready for receiving patient by April L
Both Deny Reported Compromise on United
States Attorneyship.
Sooth Dakota Deleajutloa Renrhea an
Isilerttsnsins on u Siumber
of Contested Appoint-
(From s Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Msrch 5. (Special Tele
gram.) The rumor extensively circulated
In Nebraska that an agreement had been
reached between tho two senators on the
United States district attorney is em
phatically denied by both senators. Sena
tor Dietrich, when seen today, said that he
had absolutely no knowledge that Mr.
Lindsay had been agreed upon as rumored;
that while he was still for Mr. Lindssy
and would be for Mr. Lindsay until an ap- I
pointment was made, he knew that Senator
Millard was Just as strongly inclined toward I
Mr. Summers.
Senator Millard confirmed the statement I
of his colleague as to the present situation
regarding the district attorneyship. "You
may Bay for me," said Senator Millard,
"that before I leave for the west, 1 shall I
urge the president to reappoint Mr. Sum
mers. The only serious difference that has
occurred between Senator Dietrich and my
self, grows out of the district attorneyship
matter. I use word 'serious' In the sense
of being set in our opinions. There coul 1
not be any more pleasant relations exist
ing between two senators than exist be
tween 8?aator Dietrich and myself. But
he Is for Mr. Lindsay and I am for Mr.
Summers. If the president should decide,
In view of this division, to take the mat
ter in his own hands and make an appoint
ment, that Is htB right. He is the boss
and I don't propose to get Into any quarrel
with the president. My impression Is that
nothing will be done in the district attor
neyship until fall and then it is Just pos
sible that someone will be appointed at
present not even mentioned for the place.
Of course you can hear all sorts of rumors,
but so far as an agreement between Sena
tor Dietrich and myself having been reached
on the district attorneyship matter it la
entirely outside of the probabilities."
Crgre Greene for Judge.
On Monday Senators Dietrich and Millard
will present to the president the lame of
Charles J. Greene of Omaha as a candidate
for a position on the bench of the Eighth
United States circuit, a position which is
shortly to be vacated by Judge Henry Clay
Caldwell, who la to retire on account of
age. The two senators propose to urge
with all their power Mr. Greene's appoint
ment. In, addition to the active support of
the Nebraska senators, Mr. Greene bas the
strongest kind of endorsement, not only
from senators from other states,' but from
lawyers and Jurists throughout the country,
and an active and energetlo campaign is to
be made In his behalf.
Senator Millard left for New York to
night, to return In time tar the session
of the senate on Monday.
Aajree on. Dakota Appointments.'
-The 8out.vDakota 'delegation today set
tled a "number of very Important contests
for offices in that state. They decided to
recommend the appointment of John L.
Burke of Hot Springs . for the receivership
at Rapid! City vice W. 8. Warner, whose
term expired on March 2. Mr. Burke is at
present state senator from ' Fall River
county. For assayer at Deadwood, the dele
gation' haa agreed to recommend the ap
pointment, of L. P. Jenkins of Lead, at
present state senator . 'from 1 Lawrence
county. Both Mr. Jenkins and Mr. Burke
participated In the election of the present
senators from that state. The delegation
also settled an aggravating postofflce fight
at Howard by agreeing to recommend Boyd
Wales for that position, vice F. T. Hoard,
who was not an applicant for reappoint
ment. There were three applicants for the
place Boyd Wales, who bas been agreed
upon for appointment; Jacob Johnson and
O. M. Osborn, the latter having been in
Washington a few days ago to personally
look after bia candidacy. Mr. Wales, the
successful candidate, was In the Philippines
with the First South Dakota.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Greene, who have been
in Washington to witness the closing ex
ercises of congress, will leave for Omaha
Golden Invitation,
A solid gold invitation waa presented to
the president today to attend the national
raining congress to be held at Deadwood
and Lead next September. Senators Kit- I
tredee and Gamble and . Remeaenotl v..a
Burke and Martin made the nresentatlon )
Burae ana martin mane tne presentation. '
the latter being the representative of th
Black Hills mining district. The Invita
tion was Inscribed on an eighteen-carat
gold plate three inches by five and an eighth
of an inch thick. The Inscription follows:
"To the Honorable Theodore Roosevelt,
President of the United -States: The Black
Hills Mining Men's association beg to ex
tend to you an Invitation "to be its guest
durtng the session of the American mining
congress, t be held In our twin cities of
Desdwood snd Lead, South Dakota, Sep
tember 7 to 11. 1903."
The gold plate was enclosed In a beau
tiful plush case, with a gold plat on
the outside Inscribed:
"Hon. Theodore Roosevelt, president' of
the United States."
Accompanying this Invitation was one
from the American Mining congress Itself.
This waa a written Invitation, Including
resolutions adopted by the congress. All 1
i.. i
was dhiiu wriuru iu cupptrr piaie style do
parchment, with beaut irul leather cover.
Representative Martin, who presented the
two Invitations In a neat apeech, recalled
that a similar Invitation had once before
been presented to President McKinley and
said: "Gold Is so sbundant In our state
that we make many of our own invitations
in thla form."
The president expressed his pleasure at
the receipt nf so beautiful an invitation and
at tho honor done him by the Black Hills
Mining Men's association and by the Mining
congress. He did -not know whether he
would be able to accept the invitation.
Routine of Depnrtments.
Merrill C. Purvis of West Liberty, Alvan
A. Hernbsck of What Cheer. Charles Ream
of Lamonl, B. M. Skehl of West Branch,
Harvey J. Foster of Knlerm, la., were to
day appointed railway mail clerks.
E. E. Brooiter was appointed postmaster
at Pitzer, Madison county, la., vice Cor
nelius Vanstlght, resigned.
Claude A. Patterson of Des Moines waa
appointed stenographer and typewriter In
the land oUce at Helena, Mont.
Tnese Iowa rural free delivery letter car
riers were sppolnted todsy: Birmingham,
John W. Hearn, Warren D. Brown, reg
ulars; Jay Deahl, Docla H. Brown, substlr
tutea. Carsn, Lemuel H. Boltno. Jerome
Doollttle, regulars; Mrs. Bolton, George
Stephens substitutes. Corwlth. James L.
Oxley, regular; George H. Oxley, substl-
(Continued pn Second Pag )
Forecast for Nebraska Rsln and Warmer
Friday, Saturday, Fair and Colder.
Temperutnre at Omaha Yesterdayi
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G. W. I'ytsvrlrk Run Down by . Loco
motive While Walking on
the Trnck.
George W. Uytewlrk was run down by a
switch engine at Twenty-sixth and Ban
croft Streets yesterday afternoon and liter
ally cut to pieces. Nothing could be found
of his hesd except his teeth. Uytswlck
had been working in Armour's packing
house In South Omaha. He lived at Thirty'
first and Wnlnut streets, and leaves a wife
and five children. The coroner took charge
of the remains and will hold an Inquiwt
at 3 o'clock this afternoon.
The accident happened when Uytswlck
and John Veit, a fellow workman, living
at 2509 South Twenty-fifth etreet, were
coming home from work, walking on tho
double tracks of the Union Pacific. They
were on the track used by' westbound
trains and about 5:30 o'clock, as thry
reached the crossing at Twenty-sixth and
Bancroft streets, they saw a train ap
proaching on this track. They got off. In-
tending to take the other track, but In j
doing so they stepped Immediately In front
of a Chicago & Milwaukee switch engine,
which was rapidly coming up from the rear
and which they had not noticed. The un
fortunate Uytswlck was knocked down and
torn to pieces under the engine. The hor
rified Velt, who was two or three steps
behind, hud a narrow escape. The two men
mado the change from one to the other
track so quickly that the engineer of the
switch engine could no nothing to prevent
the killing.
Rochford A Gonld Get the Rrlck Work
nnd A. Schall A Co. the
At a meeting of the building committee,
of the Auditorium board of directors last
evening contracts were let for the brick
and st on superstructure, including the
walls entire. Rochford A Gould secured
the brick work, and A. Schall ft Co, the
stone work. The total amount of the con
tracts for both was J60.000.
It Is stipulated that the walls shall be
completed within alxty days from the date
of tho contracts. Three months more are
caluculated as a conservative time for the
finishing of the inside work. This will
bring the building to a stags by about
August 1 where it will be ready for the
fixtures, and their establishment will be
comparatively a small master. F. A. Nash,
phalrman of the board. ' announce posi
tively .that the Auditorium will be com
ftleteA. hj tutOWr. .. .....,..,: ;
Warehouse Commissioners Decline to
Place Product In Scpnrate
CHICAGO, March 6. The warehouse com
missioners appointed some time ago to de
cide in regard to changing the rules cov
ering "process" or kiln dried corn decided
this afternoon that no change was ad
Tleable. ' At the time of the ipoolntment a peti
tion was sent to the Board of Trade asking
that all corn artificially dried should be
placed in a separate grade. May corn sold
off 1 cent on the announcement of the
Jadste Groaacup Considers Beef Trnat
Unlikely to Flaht Restrain
Ins Order.
LOS ANGELES, March 6. Judge Groaa
cup of the United State circuit court at
Chicago haa arrived in Los Angeles. In
speaking of th packing combine case in
which be granted a temporary Injunction,
Judge Grosscup said:
I do not ap'prehend that tha packing com.
nanles will care to proceed witn tne case.
The Elklns Hiw certainly strengthens the
lnter8tate commerce act, but how far any
remedy will be effected it In difficult to
estimate at this time.
St. Louie Matrimonial Agrst Held fur
Fraudulent Work In Arranar
Ing Weddlnne.
ST. LOUIS, March 6. J. A. Taylor, alias
L. E. Dewet, alleged operator of a fraud
ulent matrimonial agency, was arrested to
day by Chief Postofflce Inspector Dice and
his assistants.
Taylor Is believed to have operated
agencies lu the principal cities of the
country from Detroit to San Francisco. He
came to St. Louis about a year ago. '
t fHo
Is Struck from Asseeameut
Roll Wbeu Fair's Daaahter
virw vnpif M.rM, Knn (he ffrmmil
. -, -
that her legal residence Is In San Fran-
Cisco, Mrs. Theresa A. Oelrlcha was today
relieved of an assessment of $1,000,000.
Mbvemeatn of Oceau Veasels March
At New York Arrived Oceanic, from
Liverpool; Llgurla, from Naples and
Genoa. Sailed Koenlgen Luis, for Hre
men; La Savole. for Havre.
At Katlln Island I'atsed Carthagenlan,
from New York, for Glasgow.
At Malln Head Passed t'ortn'hlan, from
St. John, N. it., and Halifax, for Liver
At Isle of Wight Passed Menominee,
from New York, for London.
At Brow Head Passed Noordland, from
Philadelphia, for Liverpool.
At Inlstrahull Passed Arcadian, from
Boston, for Glasgow.
At Antwerp Arrived Pennland, from
At Liverpool Arrived Ultonla, from
Boston. Sailed Haverford, for Philadel
phia. At London Sailed Mesaba, for New
At Glasgow Sailed Siberian, for Hull
fax. At Queenatown Arrived Oedrlc, from
New York. Sailed Merlon, from Boston,
for Liverpool; (ierinanic. from Liverpool,
for New York; llaverford, (rorn Liverpool,
for Philadelphia.
At Movllle Arrived Corinthian, from Ht
John, N. H.. and Halifax, from Liverpool.
At Jaffa Arrived Kalsrrtn Marli 1 he
rea. from Nw York via Mediterranean
ports, lor Alexandria, etc, on orient
Home in the Mood to Investigate Three
Former State Treasurers.
Two Ex-Governors to Be Asked to Tell
What They Know of Content.
Bean Brings Up the Bond Deals of
Li-Treasurer 8tuefsr.
Hall of Donalas Introduces an F.vrn
Dosen Rills, Several of Which
Are of Interest to
(From a Staff Correspondent.
LINCOLN. March 5 (Special Telegram.)
lluvlng appointed a committee to lnvestl
gste the so-called Hartley cigar box an 1
certain official acts of cx-Rtate Treasurer
Meaerve, th house took tho initiative in
a movement to subject the official conduct
nf ex-State Trea"iirer Stuefer to publio
Knox of Buffalo, Ferrer of Hall, Rlbbla
of Palluc, Nelson nnd Kennedy of Douglsa,
form the committee of bouse member that
conduct the Investigation of that cle
brated mystery, the so-csllcd Bartley cigar
box. together with the official conduct of
ex-Stato Treasurer Meservc Insofar as it
Is said to relate lo this case. This com
mittee was appointed by Speaker Mockett
this afternoon on motion of Knox that th
miming of the committee be vested In th
spenkrr. This motlou followed the adop
tion by Ihe house of a favorable report
by the Judicial committee, to which th
Knox rcxofutlon calling upon th house
to Institute this investigation bad been
Tliis is the status of the movement to ,
have the present Icglsluture go Into and, It
possible, lay bare the fact of this scandal
ariHlng from the embczzlenu nt by ex-Slate
Treasury, Bartley of over :00,O00 of state
funds of which he waa custodian. Th .
mysterious clgr.r box is supposed to con
tain I. O. Us. representing part of the
plundered ftmrln. Governor Savage also haa
said that uuch a cigar box Is In existence.
The general insertion Is that the names
of the persons to whom this money is
loaned and the amounts of such loans ara
contained In that fcox. No one claiming
to have knowledge of the box has ever
consented to disclose its location or con
tents. '
Call Kx-Gorernora.
The demand for official Investigation of
this remarkable case has been persistent,
but notcr before has It met a response to
this extent. Mr. Knox only a few days
ago Introduced his resolution in the house
giving practical Initiation to this move. ,
ment. As Is Indicated in the resolution, '
the committee Is to summon witnesses and
tollect warwim. to 'aclltiat Its work. It I
thttavowt'd uccVWiliiatlon to secure, It
possible, thosa person who are best quali
fied to throw light upon the case, and In
this connection the committee will sum
mon two ex-governors. Hnlcomb and Sav.
age. Tho former la now a member of tho
state supreme court and the Utter I In
Seattle. Ex-Tieasurer Hill, -who Imme.
dlately preceded Bartley, I another former
state official who doubtless will be asked
lo testify before the committee.
Scars of Burt brought up th proposi
tion of looking Into the affairs cf ex
Treasurer Stuefer, and na chairman of th
claims committee he submitted this state
ment, which went on the house record:
Sear Makes Statement.
Mr. Speaker: To ao much of the portion
In H. li. 164. as provides jor reimburs
ing William Stuefer, lute treHKiirer of the
late, X am opposed. My reason Is that
two years uko Mr. Htuefer wrnt only reim
bursed for his lli'Ht year's bond expense
alter aiming publicly before the house that
the earning of the public money should go
to the state. After that he did not con
rexve the public funds, in this that he neg
lected and refused opportunity of buying
DomlH for '.he permanent school fund, but
did in at least one inHtanee, thut of th
Hurt county bond, lurnlHh tho school
money to an outMlder and then I ought the
bonds, or pretended to 'juy them, after
coupons to the extent o' nearly $3,000 had
been oetached and retained by such -outsider,
a loss to the rchool funds of th
state, or to the county, in any event to the
public, of the amount so detached, the
state both f iirnlchlng tle money for the
transaction and losing by It. 1 looked Into '
this matter at the request of the chairman
or me county Dourti or Hurt county and
wus HHiHte(l In the investlRatlon by Gov
ernor Bitvuve, who afterwui'd wrote me
that from the evidence before him. It ap
peared a very great wrong had been com
mitted, and thai he was deeply Interested.
, Hxkej then that the matter be thoroughly
.nveKtlgated. which was not done, and later
stiggt Merl that a committee of such citi
zens hh Senator Mamlerson. T. J. Mahnney
anil Mr. l.iinihertHun investigate the matter,
which suggestion was not acted upon.
I might "lil (but a portion of the ma
terial record in the matter of the purchase
of the liui l ci unty oouda, appearing on
pae 114 of the bond record bonk of 'he
treasurer's otlice, has been changi d since I
lnverilKated tho natter in November, 1S01.
Hhnultl the house desire to investigate the
niHiier 1 will furnish such information as I
possess. Without my present statement I
would not s hi n k that my duty to thla
housi;, the Mute and my county had been
This ch:lm, coming to my committee,
must be acted on by me. The house must
judge whether my conclusion are correct
or not.
Nelson Makes a Move.
Immediately Nelson of Douglas submitted
thU motion which was later withdrawn
before action was taken, as the author
wished to amend and resubmit It tomor
row: I move thai ecnmlitee of five members
' tills house be Appointed to "prosecute the
Investigation of the conduct of ex-State
j Treasurer William Stuefer in neglecting
! and refusing opportunities of buying county
:T.,.K',rrLaLtH,;:'""d" ."
of the HtHte -htiol Until to outnul jurtlfH
n mi ii i j ipiih imaiu i tiuui v (ji rutin
to the damage of the school I u rid. Also
that salit committee bo empowered to Mill
for books, papers and documents aifd com
pel attendance of wltncvtca (luring said In
vestigation and thut II Tt. liK h i returned
to (he committee on elulms pending the re-
J fx"" ' aald special committee
There seems to be no doubt of an In
vestigation being instituted into the Stue
fer case. .
This dominant spirit of Inquisition bas
detracted from the interest in the revenue
bill for the present, although that meas
ure came back to tho house today. It was
recommended for passage by the standing
revenue committee, containing fifty pro
posed amendments. After much discussion
the bill was ordered placed on general file
to come before the house In commlttea of
the whole next Monday evening at 7:30,
when a series of night sessions will b
begun for consideration of this bill and
continued until It 1 dixporft-d of. A great
deal of opposition exists id '.ho rsvenu
The B.irtley investigation co.nmlltee met
tonight, organized by selecting Knox chair
man, arranged to employ a sieuogrsphsr.