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    The Omaha ; Daily Bee.
KSTA1JLIS11EI) JUKE 19, 1871.
Coil Itrike Comm!nicn Findings Are Fora
told in Detail.
Pajment bj Weight When Practicable Will
Alio Increase Paj.
Per Diem Men Are to Kecdte Game Sakr
for Leu Work.
Causes of Rcrrit Dlspate Art Ana
lysed mi Blame la Largely
riarca to Coal Borons'
NEW TORK, March . The Herald
print tho following as a luminary of the
findings of the coal strike commlMlon ap
pointed by President Roosevelt, which, U
hi expected, will be handed to the presi
dent within a week.
There will undoubtedly be at least a 10
per cent advance In the par for mining,
to take effect from the litre the miner
returned to work laat October. The per
diem employee will not have their wages
Increased, but will be recommended for the
lame pay of a day of nine houra.
Ths system of pay will be regulated.
Wherever practicable the operatora will be
required to pay by weight, instead of by
the car, and elsewhere by the lineal yard
The mlnen will have checking representa
tives at their own expense. This will prac
tically amount to a second Increase In
There will be Indirect recognition of the
union, which will come when the findings
are submitted by President Roosevelt to
John Mitchell, at president of the miners'
The causes of the strike as found by
the commission will not be comforting to
the foal mining companies.
The boycott will be condemned and the
principle will be laid down that a miner
has a right to work without molestation,
even though he does not belong to the
The terms of the verdict are to hold
good for three yean, and recommendations
are to be made for settlements of other
questions at the end of that period.
In local disputes the operators will be
advised to treat with committees of the
miners and there may be a suggestion
for a local board of arbitration. .
Driwi Cash oa Seven Thoasaad Dollar
Chock aad Cannot Now Be
PHILADELPHIA, March .-Coarlee T,
Maloaey. general., superintendent of. the
Philadelphia Warehousing and Safety Da
posit company, cashed what Is said to be
forged check for $7,000 on the Glrard Na
tional on Saturday last.
The check bore the names of A. M. Bright,
treasurer of the Pennsylvania company, and
William Rommel, secretary of the company
Tho check was made payable to "Cash."
which is the customary form used by the
warehousing company. It was presented In
person by Maloney, it la said, to Paying
Teller William Johns of the Glrard bank,
who paid the money without question.
The board of directors of the bank met
today and the matter of the check and
claim of the warehousing company were
fqlly considered. At the conclusion of the
meeting a director of the bank said that
the $7,000 had not been refunded to the
company, although he admitted that the
bank was "legally responsible for the sum."
Mr. Maloney, who lived with bta wits
and child at Woodbury, N. J., has not been
seen either here or In Woodbury since
Wednesday. On Monday he telephoned to
his office that he was not well.
According to Maloney'a netghbrrs, the
furniture was taken from his home last
Wednesday In a van. Maloney Is under bond
to the Pennsylvania company for $10,000.
Retiring Professors Will Each Re
reive fl,AOO Yearly from
Geaeral Fan.
ITHACA, N. Y.. March . Announcement
was made today of a scheme to pension
Cornell university professors who will be
retired after attaining the age of 70.
A fund of $lo0,000 has been given the uni
versity for this purpose and this amount
will be Invested at compound interest until
1911, when it will amount to $250,000. Each
professor retired will receive an annual
pension of $1,600, three-fourths of which
wlil be paid from the pension fund and one
fourth be contributed by the professors.
It Is expected, however, thst professors
who reach the age limit before 1914 will
also receive the benefits of the pension
Tiffany Glass Company Refases Right
to Fetch Drink and Thas
Caaaea Strike.
NEW YORK. March About 1.500 em
ployes of Tiffany's Glass company are on
strike because the dally supply of beer baa
beeu cut off by the Arm.
The men aay the water Is unfit to drink
and that three dayr ago tho company or
dered that no more beer be allowed In the
One of the foremen said that all day long
there was a procession of beer cans to and
from the saloons. The Arm did not object
lo the men having beer at lunch, but It was
not thought that a man who drank beer
during working hours could do his best
Milwaukee Park Board Wants ferv
ires ( Charles O. Car.
MILWAUKEE, Wis.. Msrch (.(Special
Telegram. At the meeting of the park
commissioners this afternoon It wss de-
sided lo write to Charles G. Carpenter ot
Jinaha. who Is an applicant for the position
f superintendent of the city parka, and
ssk him to state the amount of eompens
'.loo he would ask tor his services. The
aoard seems Inclined to give the position
to Mr. Carpenter, provided his terms sre
v.tlsfactiry. The board set sside Ili.OuO
the loicrevement of Mitchell park,
Mara Mystery Aboil that Portloa Re-
latins; to Requirements of
ftermaa Navy.
BERLIN. March The German Navy
department make ""lerable mystery
out of some portion.. "'Bret require
ments. Herr lchtcr,';- ' ".leal leader,
complained in the budgev e today
that the committee Is sin. for
lump sums for the malnteiw 'he
flee; and has not even specified ,
or station on which money Is to Is.
He affirmed that the Reichstag bat jo
right to have detailed Information on the
Admiralty Secretary Von Ttrpitt replied
that the Information supplied by the Navy
department was adequate. Administrative
discretion required some reserve. Mta In
creased maintenance ezpenaes were largely
for vessels on foreign service. As a matter
of fact, Germany's battleships were rather
behind than In advance of the narst pro
Herr Richter again asked for a list of the
ships already equipped for the service and
for Orders of the cabinet officer directing
the ships to be pot into eommlf elon.
Secretary voa Tlrpiti declined to fur
nish the latter,' but said he would hand
Herr Richter personalty's list of the ships
ready for service.
The strong German force sent to east
Asiatic waters. Secretary voa Tlrpiti ex
plained, were assigned to that station at
the request ef tho foreign conferences.
Drives German Goods from Market
and Sends (iermaa Clerks to
Competitors' Stores.
BERLIN. Msrch . Export, a trsde pa
per devoted to extending German foreign
trade, publishes' a series of articles on the
methods by which American goods are sup
planting German goods in foreign markets.
The article consist largely of letters from
Germans living In Mexico, Venezuela. Era
xll and Australia.
The writers explain that German houses
are being beaten because they are unwilling
to guarantee agents fixed salaries, as Amer
icans do, and also becauso they depend on
sending out catalogues, whereas Americans
keep stocks of goods in established agen
cies, where buyers are able to purchase
after seeing the goods. German agents. It
Is added, are largely taking service with
American houses because of the better
terms offered them.
Export urges the German manufacturers
to abandon their "penny-wise, pound fool
ish policy" and give their agents decent
fixed salaries so as to enable them to with
stand the flattering offers of the American
competitors, adding:
This la all the more Important since
Imprlran rnmnetltlon In the world's mar
ket will evidently grow keener during tho
next ten years.
Government Refases to Copy Aaatrla
Ml Baa Risk of Called
i States' Actio.
' BERLIN, March . Tho sugar producers
of Germany want the government to Intro
duce tho Austrian system of allotting to
refineries and raw factories the amount of
sugar they may produce yearly.
Count von Camman Interpellated the gov
ernment In the Reichstag today on what it
Intends to do for the sugar Industry in
view of Austria's action. He said Austrian
sucar would enjoy an advantage in the
American and British markets unless Ger
many adopted the allotment system.
Treasurer-Secretary von Theilmann, In
announcing that the government did not
approve the allotment plan, said It was
highly probable that the United States cus
toms authorities would carefully examine
the new atatua of Austrian sugar after Sep
tember and decide that It enjoys an Indi
rect bounty under the double allotment
system, as In the case of Russia's indirect
Recent Boost la Export Datles Stops
More Trade thaa Allies'
WILLEMSTAD, Island of Curacoa, March
6. The steamship wbarved today from
Maracalbo, Venexuela, carried only one-
third of its usual cargo and no coffee. The
merchants of Maracalbo say they cannot
pay the present export duties, which they
declare more ruinous than the recent
Advices received here from revolutionary
souroes In Venesuela say the revolution
ists have gathered tbelr forces around
Caracas, that all the- eastern pert of
Venesuela, except the city of Cumana, Is
held by them and that Preaident Castro
has been unable to call a sesalon ot con
gress because of the lack ot a quorum.
Baadlts Rob easterns Officers la lo-
haaaesharsT, Throning Cash
to Mounted Mil,
JOHANNESBURG, March 6. A desperate
attempt at highway robbery In the center
of Johannesburg was made today. A couple
ot men attacked two customs officers con
veying $25,000 to the bank and, throwing
pepper in their eyes, secured the money
bags, which they threw to a horseman,
who galloped off.
The horseman In his flight knocked down
a man, who was ratauy injured, Buose-
quently the horse boltei, unseated Its rider
and enabled the police to arrest htm and
recover the money.
Fall to Koees Whoa Volcano Renames
Activity, Driving Tax pans Cltl-
seas to Hills.
COUMA, Mexico, March . At 10 this
forenoon the volcano was again in actfon,
the eruption being the most violent yet.
The people ot Tuxpam are in consternation.
According to advices from that point the
eruption was accompanied by showers of
aihes and dense clouds, darkening the sky.
Some of the people have fled to neighboring
hills and ths people hare In their fright
knelt In the streets to pray.
Many houses and stores have been closed.
Popo Is Recovering.
ROME, March Although the pope Is
ot restored to his normal condition, he Is
better today than be was yesterday, so
much so that hs gave his usual audience
to Cardinal Rainpolla and later had a con
ference with the secretary of stale. He
has beea sitting up all day and his cold has
almust -entirely disappeared,
Issue Manifesto to Wabash Men Deprecating
Hasty Action.
Says He Vtotld Have Temporarily
Withheld Injunction Rat Letter
Ho Wrote Beca Aaiweret
la Time.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.. March . The general
officers of the Brotherhoods of Firemen' and
Tralnment tonight Issued a manifesto ad
dressed to their members on the Wabaah.
An all-day conference was held In the
Southern hotel by Grand Msstera Hansa
han and. Morrlssey of the Brotherhood of
Firemen and Tralnment with their at
torneys, discussing the application for a
dissolution of tho Injunction. This answer,
with affidavits, will be filed tomorrow or
on Monday.
laloa Manifesto Coarlllatory.
The union manifesto la a follows;
The general committees of the Brother
hood it Locomotive firemen and or the
brotherhood ot Kallroad Trainmen recon
vened at St. Louis on March 2, 10. 'the
vote on the proposition to sirlKe unless; a
settlement oi tne grievances satisfactory
to the committee and officers of ihe organi
sations could be ettected was canvnawd,
and It was found that tna reuulred maloritv
j or each of the organisations had voied In
favor of a strike under such circumstances. !
A letter was sent 10 President Kumsey.
communicating to him the fact that unless
he rectded from his former noaltlun within
a certain time the members ot the organisa
tions would quit tne vervlce ot tne com
pany. This letter was answered by Mr.
Kamsey, who requested a statement from '
the committees oi the exact points In dif
ference between hlmaett and the men. so
that if a strike occurred he might know the
reason on which the action was bused.
About the time this statement was beinr
delivered at his office Ihe officers of the
organisations and the members of ths
committees were served with a writ of In
junction Issued by Judge K. U. Adams of
Ihe I'nlted States court tor the eastern dis
trict of Missouri, which has been published
In lull.
It will be seen by this that to have sanc
tioned a strike under the circumstances
might have been construed as a violation
of the order of the court. The order of
the court, tiHd a strike been declared, might
also have been construed as prohibiting the
prosecution oi tne same on tne pari or tne
ci Sanitations or any of its representatives.
The writ of Injunction was granted upon
a bill ot complaint tiled by the Wabash
Railroad company, alleging an unlawful
and malicious conspiracy on the part of
the organisations and other allegations
equally unfounded and untrue.
we are taxing tne necessary legal sieps
to protect our reports and we believe we
can furnish the court ample facts and sufll
clnt reference for vacating the order.
Until this has been done these organisa
tions will respect the order of the court.
We advise' our officers and members, not
only on the Wabash system, but elsewhere,
to do likewise. Fraternally.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen by
Charles A. Lewton, chairman.
General grtevsncs committee. Brotherhood
of Railroad Trainmen, by i. R. Courtney,
Approved :
Grand Master, Brotherhood of Railway
n n i.p.r.
First Vice Grand Master, Brotherhood Of
- laiiway irminiurn. . r . j
This statement was shown to President
Ramsey and Colonel W. H. Blodgett. coun
sel for the Wabash, who both expressed the
opinion that the notice to Wabash employes
to continue working would be pleasant news
to most of them. .
Regarding the probabilities ot a strike.
President Rsmsey said:
"In case the Injunction Is dissolved, I
think a strike Is quite likely. In case ot
the dissolution It will probably be ordered
at once by the leaders. The Wabash em
ployes will not go out until ordered to
do so.
"A strike may Inconvenience the Wabssb
for some time, but it will not tie up the
system to any serious extent unless a boy.
cott is ordered at the different terminal
and Junction points."
Mr. Ramsey then discussed the action of
lsst Monday, when the Injunction was
served on the employes' officials. He said:
"On Monday afternoon I received formal
notice from the committee of the brother
hood that the . vote ot the trainmen and
firemen had been in favor ot declaring a
strike In the event that their demands were
not granted, and I was given until noon
on Tuesday to answer It, falling to answer,
a strike would be declared.
"I replied to thia communication and my
reply was delivered at the Laclede hotel
to "the committee at 6 p. m. Monday. As
this reply required the committee to fur
nish me their ultimatum, covering the
points which must be conceded in order to
prevent a strike, waited for a reply until
11:15 p. m. Tuesday, or fifteen minutes
after the hour fixed by the committee Itself.
Falling to get a reply I had the injunction
served. . .
Delay Caascs lajaactloa.
"At 12:38 p. m. I received a letter la
answer to mine of Monday, giving the In
formation desired. ,
"Had this letter reached me. by 12:15 the
Injunction would not have been served at
that time, but would have been held back
In the hope that further conferences would
have prevented the necessity of its service.
Even after the Injunction w was served. 1
replied in full to the letter received from
the committee, being of the opinion that
the service ot the Injunction did not relieve
them or the committee from doing all In
our power to arrtoe at an amicable settle
ment, and prevent the necessity of any
strike, and I am of tbi opinion still.
"My reply was delivered to the commit,
tee at 4:45 p. m. Tuesday or fifteen minutes
before the time fixed by them for a reply.
"The policy of the Wabash la unchanged.
It claims It is now paying as good wages
and has as equitable rules as any of Its
competitors. If It Is not doing this, it
stands ready, injunction or no injunction.
to carry out Its pledge, given to its em
ployes, to advance its wages or change ita
rules when It Is shown to bo out ot line
wth its competitors."
Messrs Morrlssey and Hannahan are look
ing forward to the visit of George Tould,
the head of the Gould lines. Including the
Wabash, to St. Louis.
Mr. Gould and his traffic manager, A. C.
Bird, are now in Chicago and have an
nounced that they will be in St. Louis on
Sundsy snd mske a thorough Inspection of
the lines. The leaders here are of the opin
ion that Mr. Gould Is coming this way on a
special errand to Inquire Into ths situation
between ths Wabash and Its employes.
Gonld Postpones Trip.
At the headquarters of the Gould systems
It was stated tonight that George I. Gould
has indefinitely postponed bis trip over the
southwestern and western Gould lines.
It was emphatically denied that M.
Gould's proposed trip to B. Louis was tor
the purpose ot Investigating ths Wabash
trouble. It was atatod tart Mr. Gould ha
from the firat referred thess matters to
the officials of the various systems sad has
paid no attention to notifications which be
j te received from the railway organiLa-
J Uons,
Trensary tlrpartmeot Preparing
Aet oa Ihe Puhllo Build-
(From a Btaf Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Maria '- Special Tele,
gram.) The Treasury department tolay
received aa official copy of the so-called
omnibus public building bill. . John Knox
Taylor, supervising architect of the treas
ury, said today that he would at once put
the machinery Into operation to carry out
the provisions of the bill.
A great per cent of tho provision of the
public baildlng bill passed by the congress
Jwst closed provides for projects under way.
There sre, however, quite a number of
cities where appropriations , have been
made to acquire sites upon which to erect
ne-w nosiofBees. Architect Taylor said to
day that In rases where authotiratlona were
aade to purchase a site for federal build
ing his office would prepare tho usual ad
vertisement and It will bo ready for gcnral
promulgation within the; sett two weeks.
Mr." Bowen, who went to Brooklyn to at
tend the funeral of his mother, returned
to Washington tonight. He will resume
Immediately negotiations with the remain
ing Venesuelan claimant
The protocol with Belgium is now ready i
for signature and will bo signed by Baron
Moncheur, ths Belgian minister, and Mr.
Bowen tomorrow. It will fo'low mainly
the lines of the protocol of the United
States. When Belgium's agreement has
been signed five of the eight protocols will
have been completed. Ttre protocols with
the blockading powers. Grea Britain. Ger
many and Italy, for refer are to The Hague
arbitration tribunal of the question . of
preferential treatment In the payment, ot
the claims of the citizen of those coun
tries also will be taken up kumcdlatcly.
These Iowa rural free tel. very mall car
riers were appointed today: Crawtords
vllle, David C. Griffith atfl W. E. Logan,
regulars; Howard UrUIUk,- substitute.
Mount Hamlll, T. K. Holland, regular;
Mary A. Holland, substitute.'
Frank Tompkins ot Stuart has , been
awarded the cor tract for carrying . mall
from Stuart to Oreenfleld, Is. .
The pestofnees at Big Mound, Lebanon,
Pierceville, Pittsburg, Upton and Winches
ter, la., have been ordered discontinued.
The name of the poetoffice at Competlne,
Wapello county, la., la ordered changed to
Falson and David H. Thompson commis
sioned postmaster. .
Postmasters appointed: '
Nebraska Benjamin F. RossslI, Thomp
son, Jefferson county, vice N. 8. Batten,
Iowa A. N. Nash, Torontar station,
Mitchell county. ft,
Colorado Officers Lft la Chsrue R.
fas laloa Right t Picket
Honaea."' v ' "'''
dier General John E. Chase, In command of
the troops at Colorado City, returned to
night, after conferring wit. Governor Poa
body in Denver, and stated liar the execu
tive left it with Jhlm snr- anel J- it.
'Brown, legal' adviser1 and nJentatiVe nf
the governor, bow long ths troops should
stay here.
"We will not move a single man," said
General Chase, "until the situation In Crip
ple Creek Is cleared. Should there be trou
ble following the refusal of the mine oper
ators to accede to the request of the
Western Federation ot Minera not to ship
ore to the Colorado City mills we are In a
position to put 1.200 to 1,400 men in the
An attempt to replace pickets on the part
of the strikers today was met - with an
order from the military authorities that
this must not be done. The Federation of
Labor men were aUo warned not to place
pickets around the houses ot employes of
the mills.
President Meyer of the federation went
to Denver today to the headquarters ot the
federation, saying before he left that if
necessity arose a strike would be called
in Cripple Creek on March 9, the limit
named In the demand on the mine owners
not to ship ore to the Colorado City mills.
Indiaaa Backers Who Lost la Real
Estato Deal Finally- Aaslara
to Creditors.
GREEN CASTLE. Ind., March . A sen
sation has developed In business circles
here In connection with the assignment of
Individual properties of Thomas S. - Ham
mond and Jerome Allen,-who were until
last month president and cashier of the
First National bank, having held the re
spective offices forty years each.
The assignments were caused by their
inability to meet a note for $5,000 held by
Alfred Hlrt, the new president of the
bank. Since the assignments indebtedness
aggregating $148,000 has been found, for
which Hammond Is either principal or se
curity. Jointly or singly. The two men
were In a csmp of five men which lost
heavily in Indianapolis real estate thirty
years ago and all have now been ruined.
Iavestlsates Aliened Keslcrt of Officer
' la t hirst of Maaaachaeetts
Plrlaar Party.
PENSACOLA. Fls., March S. The court
martial on Ensign Ward K. Wortman for
alleged neglect ot duty resulting In the
death of eight men on the battleship Mass
achusetts, convened at the navy yard, with
Rear Admiral William C. Wise as preaident
and Lieutenant Commander Cameron Wlrs-
low ot the bureau of navigation as Judge
advocate. Ensign Wortman pleaded not
gulliy to the charges and specifications.
- Lieutenant Commander B. A. Flske said
on the day of the explosion Massachusetts
was engaged In target practice off Culebra.
Aa the gun crew had been properly drilled
he did not think It necessary for the turret
officers to witness the loading.
Caarels lajuartloa Admitting laiac.
claated Children to Indiaaa
TERRE HAUTE. Ind., March A tem
porary restraining order granted by Judge
gtlmaon to prevent the health "ard from
excluding unvacclnated children from-the
public schools was dissolved today.
Whils the order was In force all the city
public schools were closed. They will be
reopened Mondsy, with the vaccinstion or
der still In force.
A hearing of the suit brought by the
antl-varrlnstlonlsts comes up on Minr'av
The case will be carried to the mp-ct
ourf to establish the power of the heilla
Seven Kival Candidates Contend for Mich
igan Judicial Nomination.
Praise Roosevelt. State Coarta and
Valverelty, Then Flsht Over Mas
to Head Bench, Finally
Selectlait Hooker.
DETROIT. Mich.. March Judge Frank
A. Hooker ot Charlotte was tonight renom
inated for Justice ot the supreme court of
this state for a terra of ten years. The
nomination followed the itormiest repub
lican state convention held In this state
since the Grand Rapids convention that
nominated Governor Bliss In 1898.
Seven candidates were In the field against
Judge Hooker. The convention was stam
peded during the sixth ballot' In the inter
est of Judge Edward E. Kinney ot Ann
Arbor, but the seventh ballot gave a large
majority to Judge Hooker.
For regents of the University of Michi
gan the convention nominated Peter W.
White of Marquette and Loyal E. Knnppen
ot Grand Rapids.
Itcaflirin Old Principle.
The following platform was adopted:
We, the republicans of Michigan, in Ju convent! m Hfsemblcd. reafltrm our
u!'.rnlHni e to the principles and policli of
the republican party. We rnnllaliy endorse
Hie patriotic, cminigeou and wte poll-.y
ot th preaiiltnt. Theodore Roosevelt, und
htreby renew our pledac and nipport and
our expremion of contlderce In him and hla
atiminlstrHtion. We congratulate the mo
ple of Michigan on the election of the en
tire repuollcan xtute ticket last full and
(m the economic administration of state af
fairs tinier Governor Aaron T. Bliss.
We glory In the national fame. of Mich
igan's supreme court am! in the continued
Mrength and probl.y. We commend our
treat state university to the continued sup
port, confidence and esteem of the people.
Resolved, That It Is the sense of this con
vention that a general primary election law
rboiild be enacted for the entire slats of
W. W. Wedemeyer of Ann Arbor was se
lected as temporary chairman of the con
vention. He said in part:
I believe 1 have a right to assume that
the people of this state otlll have faith In
the principles and purposes and men of
the repjblkan party. And I know that the
people ot the entire union have an abiding
latin in the courace. the firmness, the
robust Americanism of the present and our
next chief executive, Theodore Roosevelt.
Since he took the presidential chair there
has been a steady continuation of the pros
perity that followed the re-enactment of
republican policies during the administra
tion, of the martyred McKlnley.
Not aa laccrtaln Policy.
- Prosperity and uncertainty don't walk
hand in hand. There has been no uncer
tainty as to the nation's policy, . either
under William McKlnley or his worthy suc
cessor. It has been throughout a truly
American policy, one which has opened
silent factories, advanced farm values, de
veloped new industries and I r creased our
manufactures and exports to u degree that
was not anticipated by even the most
ardent supporters of republican policies.
The republican party has created these
conditions. And in the great campaign ot
ls.90 It decided once for all that, not only
muxt.all labor be free labor, not only must
it be, protected against .uorapettilon .with
chere.,4r TXMies across, the ..sea. .out
It must be paid in money that shall every
where be as good 'as BjpM.
There Is a disposition on the part of
some to belittle the legislation passed by
the republican congress on the subject of
trusts. But 1 believe the value of this legis
lation will be clearly shown by the history
of the next few months. The rDUbllcan
party, which has toIveU the problems of
tne past, may be depended on to solve this
problem also and in such a way as to do
injustice to no man and to no interest, but
to do equal and exact Justice to alL
Prominent Men oa Platform.
Two v. United States senators and one
former senator had seals on the platform
during the greater perl of the morning
session. Senator Alger was called upon
for a speech at the conclusion of the ad
dress of Temporary Chairman Wedemever.
He spoke briefly, thanking the dele
gates for their warm welcome and Imme
diately introducing Senator Gallinger of
New Hampshire, who Is here to make sn ad
dress at the annual banquet ot the Michi
gan club tonight.
Senator Gallinger spoke highly ot Gen
eral Alger's services to his country and
declared himself proud to have been Sena
tor Alger's . friend through adversity S3
well as through his hours of triumph. For
mer Senator Thurston of Nebraska, who is
also here to speak at tonigl''s banquet, ad
dressed the convention after Senator Gal
linger, closing his remarks with an elo
quent eulogy ot the late- President McKln
ley that treated a tumult ot applause.
Chicago Rcpabllcaas Choose Stewart.
CHICAGO, March 6. Graem Stewart,
president of the republican committee from
Illinois, secured a majority of the delegates
at the mayoralty primaries today.
The total number of delegates is 940;
necessary to a choice, 471. Of these Stew
art bad 531, with five wards to hear from,
and John M. Harlan, his only competitor,
26, snd twenty-one delegates sre unln
structed. 1
Stewart and Harlan both resided in the
Twenty-first ward? and from It Stowart se
cured every delegate.
Asks Massachusetts (Education Com.
mltteo to Aid Mcasare for
BOSTON, March 6. Miss Helen Kellar,
who, although deaf, dumb and blind, Is a
atudent at Radcliffe college, addressed,
through an attendant, a legislative com
mittee on education today In behalf of a
bill for the relict of the adult blind.
Her message was a feeling one. She said
tne blind did not need higher education,
but did require help In order to take their
places In the industrial world.
Many prominent people also favored the
bill and the hearing was closed.
State Legislature Proposea. to Give
Service to Ktn Battle,
TOPEKA, Kan.. March . The stste sen
ate passed resolutions today providing that
a $1,500 silver, service should be purchased
for the new ba'tleshlp Kansas.
The bouse will concur in the resolution.
Vorrmrali of Ocean Vessels March 8,
At Liverpool Arrived Merlon, from Bos
ton: Noordtand. from Philadelphia; I .un
cus trial, from New York: Cedrlc. from Nw
Y rk. Sailed- Ueorgic. for New York.
At Havre Arrived La Chmpagn from
New York.
At (iUsgow Arrived Arcadian, from
Boston: Carthagenlan, from New York.
At lmdon Arrived Menominee, from
New York.
At Kinnale Head Passed Devonian,
from Boston, for Liverpool.
At Naplt s Arrived Neckar. trim New
Yc-rk I Clibraltar. fi r U)i:o 1, and pru-ce-
cii d
At Hamburg Arrved Bulgaria, from
Ne w York; traf Walderve, from N w
York, via Plymouth and Cherbourg.
At M'lvllle Su let I'.ri (rum Liver-
.piol, for HullUx r.d St. John.
Forecast for Nebraska Fair and Colder
Saturday; Sunday Kalr.
Temperatare at Omaha Yceterdoyi
llonr. Dec. Hor. Vrm.
ft a. m a 4 1 p. m
am. nt HSI X p. m 41
7 a. m Ittl v. m 41
ft a. m. . . . . . JI7 4 p. m 4(1
II a. a ItM A p. m 41
10 a. m 1l l.
11 a. m...... 4(1 T . m 4:1
I J na 41 p. m 41
p. m Stt
J. h. levering writes Letter pertain-
last to Immigration loto
Transmissouri railroad sre up In snns
over tho systematic canvassing of this sec
tion of the country by Dominion of Canada
agenta In the Interests Of the colonization
of Alberta. AssiniboU, Manitoba and other
Canadian districts. They say that men of
any class, agricultural or stock raising,
who lesve this country tor that frigid
northland will be disappointed sadly, as
they will not get what they expect up
there. A recent Issue of the Winnipeg
Free ITees contained a startling story two
columns wide, a special from Omaha, pur
porting to give facts and flrires about
great migrations of wealthy cltliens of Ne
braska. Missouri, Iowa, South lakots and
Kansas to Canadian lands. J. H. Lovertng
of South Bend, Wash., saw the story snd
in a letter to a land agent of a prominent
Nebraska railroad sheds a little light on
this "bonanxa" proposition from the basis
of his own experience In the identical mat
ter. He wrlta:
In enclose a clipping from the Winnipeg
Free Press that 1 wleh to call your atten
tion to. In think there ought tj be a stop
put to this allowing Canadian land agems
to canvass our ceuntry and Incjce pros
perous cltliens to sell out and move to that
''lrosen country." Now, 1 vpeak from ex
perience and know what 1 am talking
about. In 1H94 I sold out In Nebraska and
moved to Kdmonton. Alberta, and lived
there till 1SS. Then I sold my Mtock and
left my ranch with all my buildings, fences,
fields and such snd came back to the
United States a wiser but not n wealthier
man It i no country for a man who hus
been raieed in the I'nlted States. The co
pla are clanleh and will boycott an Ameri
can to the bitter end. The climate is un
certain 1 to raisins crops and the winters
are . Ion and tedious. The summers are
short and the air is laden wish mosquitoes.
Th.t n niultoee and files will drive stock
wild The market la poor. The Canadian
Pacific lailwav has the key to the situa
tion, and It holds the country In an Iron
grasp. Its holdings, lands, roadbed, roll-
lug stock and other property are exempt
from taxation forever.
Now this letter may be wholly uncalled
for. but I wish to hear from you on the
subject. If I can be of any use In slapping
this exodus please let me knew.
Omaha View Improvement Clab Wants
Coaactl to Give Voters aa
Following the example of the other Im
provement clubs of the city Ihe Omaha
View Improvement club last evening en
dtrseT tqnV-Boaes'ater jiewaV- -canal -ordinance,
after a discussion over the merits
ot tho measure. The resolution, offered by
Simeon Robinson, was unanimously adopted
as follows:
Resolved, That the Omaha View Improve
ment club urgently request the city coun
cil to pass the ordinance as the
Andrew Kosewater ordinance, sJbnilttinp
the quesMon of granting a franchise to
Andrew Hoscvoter, his jucccessors and
assigns, to build the proper power canal,
po the proposition ran be submitted at the
spring election without additional cost lo
the iieople: and we further request o-r !
ward councilman, Mr. Karr, to work for
said power can:.! ordinance.
,, , . . . ,
Councilman Karr, being present, was re -
quested to e.ate his views on the propo-
sitlon. JDurlng the course of hi. remark
he said the question had been before the
council tor some time, where It had been
treely discussed, and ho did not desire to
state his position at this time.
"A great many people." said he. "con-
suited me concerning this ordinance and
requested the 'open door' amendment, that
other parties might come In from othor
cities in the slate and have a chance i t
fhe proposition, and that Is why I favored ! ,ne appropriations proposed -in mis Dill
the open door amendmentbecause the pen- 1 and lhcse marte ln ,ne bnl of ,wo M
pie whom I represented wanted it that ! are these: Tne former measure ccntalned
way," an appropriation of $10,000 for the Buffalo
The club voted that the fire and police "Position. If there In to be an approprla
comraittee should attend the meeting ol the I ,,on this year for the St. Louis fair It
Fire and Police Commissioners next Mon- b(? made b "-parole bill. There Is no
day evening and request that some action j appropriation this year for the Norfolk
be taken on the Robinson resolution ob- j asylum, which was burned, although thera
Jectlng to the police protection afforded the j demand for $107,400 for that tnstltu-
ITnlon Pacific railroad at the exnense of the
city. It was reported to the club tbat the
fire escapes tor the Omaha View schooll
house would be placed in position at once.
Clab Hcorsranlses After a Sleep of
Two tears aad Oatliaes a
The South Side Improvement club, which
has been hibernating for two years, awoke
at a meeting yesterdsy evening, at Tenth
and Hickory streets, sqd will 'hoafler
hold regular meetings, the next lot, these
absence of John Power, who Is 1 resident of
the club and Is out of the city, David Cole
Innk tho chair Moalrl Irnul Kluhl P
E. Patrick. David Col. and Dr. W. H. H'.
j chett made remarks appropriate to the oc-
caalon and indicated many Improv
veffif nle
which are needed In the southern part of
the city. The following resolution was
unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That the South Hide Improve
ment club urgently request tne city coun
cil to permit the people of Omaha to vote
upon the question of granting a franchise
for an electric power company as pro
posed by Andrew Kosewater. as this ques
tion cau be voted upon at this spring elec
tion at no additional expense to tne city.
I rise." said Mr. Btuht. "to say that
think it time that our improvement club
should be reorganized for work. We were
the first to have an Improvement club In
the city and ln the past we did good work
In securing for our section many much
needed Improvements. There are now a
number of things which should be done to
make our beautiful neighborhood better.
An active club can do much to secure
Among other Improvements mentioned as
being necessary, were the repair and ex
tension of sidewalks and crossings; the
erect 1 0.1 of a good ball at Tenth and Hick
ory streets, this corner being near the cen
ter of the ward: the construction of an
extension of the Tenth street car line Into
Riverside park from Bancroft street; for
Eleventh street to be opened up south uf
Bancroft; for the boulevards to be com-
j pleted; the Eleventh street viaduct to be
refloored: Hlckcry street, which Is ths only
street open to the river, to be cut through
to sixteenth street; additional land on the
; bottom adjoining ihe park to be added
thereto, and Tenth street, south from
Hickory, to be repaved In asphalt.
Appropriations for Next Two Yean Likely
to Be Under Four Million.
General Appropriation B 11 at Beady for
House Calls lor $3,485,880.
Seta'.e Committee Brings in a Tart Beport
cn gnpp!j ContraoU.
Secretary Denies Thla nnd Saya
Whole Matter Is lastlaated hr
the Prlatlas; Combine
Oat of gplte.
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN. March 6. (Special.) Tse
principal appropriation bills that have bees
Inttoduced aggregate $J,48o,8S0. This does
not represent sll the appropriations askad
for, aa there are several other bills carry
ing smaller amounts for various purposes.
It Is safo to say, however, that the grand
total will be within the $4.0o0,000 mark by
a good margin. Lait session Ihe grand
total was S2,875.2S..l. One bill was In
troduced today by Thorpe of Garfield ap
propriating IJOO.OOO for the Installation of
a twine plant at the state penitentiary,
but this bill is not Included in the list, as
there is little prospect of Its passage.
One remarkable feature of the deficiency
bill, which, however. Is among the less ex
tensive ones, Is that only three Items reach
the $1,000 mark. The largest and principal
item Is $2,000 for tho Collins-Woodruff
Printing company of Lincoln, and the other
two larger ones are $1,000 bills for tho
State Journal company.
The Items and amounts of the eight prin
cipal bills are these:.
(St-neral appropriations j ftjfl.gtt)
PalHrics SNO.IKX)
Hullillngs 8,-om)
Iet1clencles 75 yv
Claims k.-kio
Legislative ealarles sa.OuO
legislative per 1 He ?s!
niiuuiouui university 25.0ii0
Total I3,1,S6.8S0
The general appropriations bill glvea
$239,000 to the university, a special bill
contemplates $100,000, the smount esti
mated from the government fund and col
letted at ths university Is $165,000 and that
coutalned In the salarlea bill is $300,000,
making a grand total of $$04,000.
Out of this amouut the state will fur
nish from the 1-niill tax only $365,000, ap
proximately, and If the special bill calling
for $100,0(0 is passed, thst much more, ao
tbat about half of the total amount will
come from the government fund and sale
of lacds snd what is collected at lbs uni
versity. laereaaa In Kx pease Bill
l-.Tha general cx'tns appropriation bill
it! induced today by the bcraee fmauee rays
and means committee shows nn Increase lft
the total over that of :he appropriation bill
of 1901, after being passed on by Gov
ernor mctrleh. of $311,958. The total for
the bill which went In today Is $1,640,880.
The heaviest Increase Is In the appropria
tion for Ihe Hastings Insane asylum. It be
ing over $150,000 greater :han the appro
priation ollowed two years ago. The State
university gets $110,000 more this year
than In 1901 and the penitentiary nearly
j $.,o,000 more. The allowance for the Board
I of PubIlc Iji"l8 "n,) tlulldlngs Is ma-
terNlly increased, as $17,000 has been set
1 . . ; .. , . . . .
I '" improvement, on the capital
! ,1 ",1 ,n,uh"c T U.'S
' ""0?',cd . ,h.e 'nPr "ay Th Grni ,I"'1
, 8ol?ler8 horae nrt ,h Llnco1' ,Ju"n9
asyIum re iven 'r88 lncrenB('f- The bill
contains a proposed appropriation for tho
Wmcnt ot ,he Premium on the bond of
! th J""1" "rumer for 1903 and 1904.
! whlh br'nK lnfl 11"ranc8 for this office
up from $t,500 to $9,800.
I Two points to be observed In comparing
I tion.
The total miscellaneous appropriations
this year is $4.T3f less than two years ago.
The claims bill this year totals up $11,
000. The largest Item ,of thin Is the wolf
bounty claim, amounting to $40,000. It Is,
therefore, nearly as great as the remainder
uf tho bill, which consists ot minor claims.
The sugar bounty claim of $48,000 is eon
iainl tn separate bill, also introduced hr
j tho claims committee.
i t'niMuaratlte Ptateineat.
Following Is a comparative statement of
the proposed appropriations for 1903 and
the appropriations for 1901:
. mi. 1901.
.0U0 $ M75
43.i:5 29,50)
6,000 6.000
WO 4o0
I. l' 2.J0
4.UH0 4.'l
lH.iMI 142.0U
3ii0 3.7Si
7. tin .
2.wp0 2
.it 1.501
!.u 1.1
11. ftO lO.ntV)
I. :ti l,.mo
a. SK) 1.70)
1ii,'i0 lu.udo
.T.iw. ;.u;s
Oi.yj0 K5.850
II. 3") 12,y
:it.iny 2S.UU0
!.'" 17.775
si.-W) 8:
44.fryi 43.7R0
.W l!i.o72
IHM.W'! y.D.&rt)
12. !) 13.4
II. brHl uO.
4. U'O S.0O)
7.7 9 KM
luuii lii.OO
4 3tO 4 30)
3 y x.uuo
TI.Ui 76.35)
Governor $
Uourd of Public Lands and
B an.l Fundi ...? ."!
!ioard of Purchase and
J JrarmlintT.n V::."'.:
! Lincoln liixane hospital....
I Mrcrrinry 01 ie
Attorney general
lloard of Irrigation
Commissioner of labir....
i 8ui rli't.'nclcnt of public
Hank ng board
Hjpr. ma court
Htatc library ,
ilasilnps Insane asylum..
(Kris Industrial school....
fllfori1 Hol.llera' Home
I Uraml laianu noiqiers
f,)' Estate 'industrial
ill m ...
Kearney Industrial Home
Home lit Friendless
Nebraska City Institute
for Blind
B-:itrlie Institute for
Ft-ehie Mlmle.1 Youth....
Omaha Institute for Dvaf
and Dumb
State penitentiary
81 ale university
S'oi mal schools
Ntbraski National Guard
Board of Charities
r'lsh commissioner
State Historical society....
Hoard of Health
V od commiHHioiier
Hldrwalks of capital
Totals ll.ft40.fcKl $l.J-.'S.9ai
Secretary of 8tate Marih Is arraigned la
report Med today In the senate Ly the
committee 01 accounts and expenditures for
discrepancies said to have been found in
certain transactions njado by Mr. Maitb lo
the purchase of supplies tor the slate. The
committee alleges the discovery of three
bills certified to by the secretary to the
I amount ot $-,411. $4, which It says he had ao