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The Omaha Daily Bee.
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RIVER BECOMES SEA
F.atU Hirer Orerflowi and Eood Large
flection of City of Fremont
LOUP RIVER IS ALSO ON RAMPAGE
Oolumbui Stream Sweeps Orer Backi fo
Kile and Half.
RAGING FLOOD OROWNS STANTON GIRL
Brother Escapoi on Timber Floating Down
TURBULENT WATERS SURROUND PENDER
Weather BVmi lof. Wsr.lna:. Especially-
to Ohio and Lower MIs
oarl Valleys mm Telle of
la Kill aad Honk.
FREMONT, Neb.. March I. (Special Tel
egram.) An lea Koran formed In the Platte
about two miles west of here tonight and
nearly all of the elty louth of the Vnlon
Fertile traeki la floodad. The water ros,
very rapidly and without much warning.
It started about I o'clock, a email stream
running east on 8outh street. At
11 80 It had reached the tracks on H street
and on other North and South streete was
only a block away and waa not rising
much. It flooded all cellars except a few
on higher ground and In a good many places
was a foot deep on the first floor. The
basement of the West Side .school was
Oiled and the people driven out of the small
houses In the vicinity.
In several homes there were sick people
who were with some difficulty trk'n to
pieces of safety. There was '.onslilcrable
excitement. One family had gine to bod
and the first they knew of the flo-id was by
the sound of the water In the room. People
could be seen with lanterns taking out
their horses and eows. One woman waded
through a couple of feel of water with half
a dozen chickens In her anna, while chair
and other movables were floating around
in the honse. Cattlj realised their danger
and their frightened bellowing could be
heard all through the flooded district.
A considerable part of InglewnoJ, ou'h
of the city limits. Is under wa'irr. There
is a strong ru treat from the west, wtih
blocks of floating ice running through U.
The condition at the packing house can
not be definitely learned, but at . c'c'o?k
the water was wltVn 300 feet of it ee l r ut
be nearly to the yards.
Two span cf the wagon bridge across
the Platte are reported out and the entire
bridge In danger.
About 9 o'clock It was thought th flood
was at its height, but later it began to rise
again. The houses flooded are nerrl ell
those occupied by the poorer Uui of
people and their loea will be very heavy.
The bright moonlight helped people greatly
In moving their goods. The riv?r tai been
. rising slowly all day. This evening about
4 SO It began to back up east of the north
end of the bridge and aoon a big stream
wa running op the road. It came so fast
that a good many people who -re on
higher ground had to wade to get cut. The
last team to carry dynamite to the bridge
had a eloee call. The driver had to swim
his horses for a hundred yards, -bere
twenty minutes before the water waa not
over two feet deep.
Loop Oat ol Ita Banks.
COLUMBUS, Neb., March . Three hun
dred families living In Columbus have been
cXjcpelled to leave their homes and seek
higher ground. The Loup river at this
point la more than a mile and one-half
The Union Pacific tracks for that dis
tance from Columbus to the big bridge over
the Loup are under water and not being
used. Traffic has been entirely suspended.
The bridge le considered safe. Ice gorges
are forming and breaking continually,
lee Gars la Reaaklleaa.
SUPERIOR. Neb.. March . (Special Tel
egram.) The two big Iron bridges over the
Republican river at tela place are In im
minent danger of being swept away. The
river Is out of lta banka and la full of
The Ice guards on the west bridge are
gone and cakea of Ice fifty to sixty feet
square are rraahlng against the piers. The
guards on the east bridge are alao gone and
the bridge has been knocked two feet oat of
One gorge formed and broke, but It looks
as though another Is forming. The river Is
steadily rising. The bridge at Hardy. Neb..
was swept away yesterday,
tilrl Drowsed at Btaatea.
STANTON. Neb.. March . Minnie and
William Doetsch were returning home last
Bight from a call at a neighbor s houae mud
were caught in the flood of Union creek, a
tributary of the Elk horn river. MUs
Doetsch wss drowned. The boy escaped by
clinging to a pleee of floating debrta that
atruck him as he tall.
Peader ta Isolated.
PENDER. Neb.. March . (Special Tele
gran. Pender tonight la entirely sur
rounded by water caused by the overflow
of the Logan liver. All the bouses on the
lowlands are partially aubmerged, the oc
cupant fleeing to the higher ground for
safety. Old residents of the country say
this Is the worst flood that has ever been
known here. Great damage will be done
to the bridge! on the bottoms. Some loss
of stock Is already reported. The farmers
are entirely cut oil from the town. Schools
are doted until the waters subside. Re
ports from the north say another rise may
be expected before morning.
Part of Bis Brldae Goao.
SCHUYLER. Neb., March t. (Special
Telegram. When the Ice gorge went out
of the Matte river here today It took along
about i-ofl fret of the county wagon bridge.
Six hundred feet of the bridge Is left stand
ing In an apparently undamaged condition.
Several rarties from the other side of the
river were caught in town and will have to
lay oer here several days, according ta
present apoearaoces. The B. M. railroad
bridge was also damaged considerably. The
Icebreaker! were knocked out. and aeveral
piles broken oS. ao aa to ,let the track
tag out of alignment and prevent trains
from crosiug thirlng the winter the
county con:cUaBiwnera had expended eon-
idrrable money la making general repairs
oa the wagon bridge, which waa swept
CENTRAL CITY, Neb.. March t. Spe
cial.) Thick ice and warm weather U
reusing much fear of loaa of Platte river
Midges when the Ice goes out. Ducks aad
leese are coming in at a lively rate.
ST. PAUL. Neb.. March . (Special.)
The rivers of Howard county are oa the
ampage. Last eight "the high water, ac
sordiag to reports just coming la, took
ut the bridge over the Middle Loup at
JCuaUaued oa rtfta rage.)
MANY MATTERS ARE ADJUSTED
Tarkey Finally Consent to Varies
Demaada of the tailed
CONSTANTINOPLE. March 9. The
United States legation hss finally obtained
official recognition of the examinations at
the American Medical college, Beyreuth. oa
the - lines a the French examination
and -, settlement of the long-pending
quesfK ''',; the rights of the wives
and chil'i-. ' .-menlana. who have be
come Datura. Means, to leave the
They are now aid. ' ielr husbsnds
and fathers In the Uri. .ates vlthotit
hindrance. The council o. .ministers has
sgreed to recognite the American educa
tional, charitable and religious establish
ments and they are now awaiting Imperial
It Is expected that authority will shortly
be given to the American arcbneloglst, Mr.
Banks, to undertake excavations at Tel
abraham, Mesopotamia, the supposed site
of the tomb of Abraham. Mr. Banka has
been waiting here for this permission for
WASHINGTON. March 9. The State de
partment has not been fully advised of
the concessions obtained from the Turkish
government by Minister Fleishmann as re
ported from Constantinople. The Turkish
government has up to this time declined
to recognise the American medical
diplomas or even those Issued to grad
uates from American Institutions In Tur
key, a fact which naturally greatly dimin
ished their usefulness.
A more Important concession from a
humanitarian point is that respecting the
wives and children of naturalized Amer
icana. The Turkish government has here
tofore held that the wife of a Turkish
citizen who is naturalized In America doea
not by that act become herself an Amer
ican. International law admits the right of the
woman to share the conditions of her hus
band, and, while our government has not
aet up the claim that under our own laws
the wife becomes naturalized by the hus
band's set. yet It has contended that under
the principle of International law above
referred to the Turkish government was
not Justified In detaining these women In
As for the children, even nnder our own
lawa they could not be claimed as Amer
ican citizens unless they were actually
resident In America when their father waa
naturalized, therefore the concession of
the Turkish government on theae point
The undertaking to recognize the Amer
ican educational, charitable and religious
establishment! will. It Is said, greatly en
large their uaefulnesa and add much to
iheir security, for there will hereafter be
no question of their right to claim full
military protection from the Turkish gov
ernment if they are threatened In times
BRITAN'S BULWARK GROWS
Tblrty-Klae Xew aval Boats to Be
Ballt Darlaar Cosnlae;
LONDON. March 9. The British navy es
timate! for1303-O4. Issued this evening,
provide for an expenditure of $179,184,205,
an Increase of $1.010.000, of which $11.
180,000 will be devoted to ship building and
The malntentance estimates provide for
127400 officers and men, an increase of
The program for the year Includes three
new battleship, four armored cruisers,
three protected cruisers, to be used as
scouts, fifteen torpedo boat destroyers, tea
torpedo boats, two coaat guard cruisers,
a river gunboat and an admiralty yacht.
In an explanatory statement Lord Bel
borne, first lord of the admiralty, an
nounces the formation of a new squadron,
to be known aa the South Atlantic squad
ron. It will serve on the west coast of
Africa and along the southeast coast of
America, with bases at Gibraltar and Sierra
Leone. It la also stated that the trlala of
oil fuel on British warships have been In
POPE IS ABLE TO RECEIVE
Actios) ts Coatra'fettoB) to A tarsal Ba
it aaaers igala Afloat Coaetra.
I aa? Health.
ROME, March 9. Tho pope this morn
ing received Cardinal Peraud, bishop of
Autun, France, in audience, thus contra
dicting the alarming rumors which had
again been circulated regarding his health.
As a result of the favorable report of
Cardinal Satolll, prefect of the congrega
tion of studies, the congregation of the
propaganda has decided to propose to the
pope that he appoint Monsignor Contay,
former rector of the Catholic university
at Washington, as bishop of Los Angeles,
In succession to Right Rev. George Mont
gomery, recently appointed coadjutor arch
bishop of Saa Francisco.
VESSEL HAS ROUGH VOYAGE
Carpeater ts Killed aad Other Mem
bers of Crew Badly Iajared
ST. JOHNS. N. F.. March 9 The steamer
Ulunda, which arrived here yesterday even
ing from Liverpool, after a passage laattng
twenty-one days, reported having encoun
tered hurricane weather.
Carpenter Mansen was killed, Boatswain
Cook tad his arm broken and Einglneer
Braytoo had three finger torn from one
of hta handa during the storm.
The steamer's engines were disabled. Its
deck bouses were torn away and It was
otherwise badly damaged.
BOXERS GATHERING POWER
Caatare Villages, Detbroa Govera.
seat Aathorltles aad Fir
LONDON. March 10. The Dally Mall cor
respondent at Shanghai telegraphs that tin
rebellion in the Kwang-Sl province Is
spreading rapidly. Several villages have
been captured and the government la prac
The popular hatred for the Christians,
adds the correspondent, is displayed ia the
Shantung province by the destruction of
OTTAWA, Ont, March 9 Clifford Slfton.
minister of the Interior, will be the British
sgent to prepare the Canadian ease for the
Alaskan boundary commission.
Rossieror Beeelves Fraaels.
BERLIN. March 9. Emperor William
received President Francis' of the St. Louie
eioeUloa la eudieaca at aoa todajr
BATHED IS BURNING OIL
Tank Cars Explode, Scattering; Blaaing
Fluid Ovor Eaer Spectators.
SCORE DIE AND MANY ARE MAIMED
Tortared Victims Flee Dowa Railway
Tracks Like llamaa Torehes
Vainly- Strlvlne; to F.xtlw
gnlah the Flnsse.
OLEAN. N. Y.. March 9. At least
twenty-two persons were- killed and a large
number Injured by an exploaion of oil near
A freight train on the Erie, made up
principally of laden oil csrs, broke la two
near this city about 9, the two sections
came together with a crsh and one of
the tanka was demolished. Fire broke out
almost Instantly and the sky was lighted
up for miles.
Fir Spreads to Teaks.
The flames communicated quickly with
the other tank cars and three explosions
followed each other in rapid succession.
Sheets of flame shot out In sll directions.
Scores of spectators attracted by the con
flagration were caught within the fire xone
and enveloped In flames. Men at d boys
ran screaming down the tracks with their
clothing ablaze. Othera fell where they
stood, overcome by the awful heat. Just
how many were killed la not known, aa
many of the bodies were Incinerated.
Sydney Fish, a prominent business man,
returned from the scene of the fire at midnight-
. L w"? t,rac,'"l by the blaze between
an and lu o'clock. When I was within a
quarter of a mile of the wrecked train
there was a terrific explosion. Flame
shot outward and upward fur a great dis
tance. I saw several persons who started
to run away drop on the railway tracks.
They never moved again. Othera who had
been standing close to the wreckage were
hurled through the air for hundred of
The scene was awful. Half a dosen
young boys ran down the track with their
clothing on fire. They resembled human
torches. I could hear their agonised
streams distinctly from where I atood.
They ran some dlrtanee down the track
and then threw themeelvee to the ground
groveling In the ditches In their frantio
efforts to extinguish the flame. Then they
lay still, some of them unconscious, others
dead. I do not know how many were
killed, but I counted twenty bodies before
I came away.
Dortora at a Premlam.
Word was sent at once to Olean police
headquarters by telephone. Every doctor
and ambulance in the city were summoned.
Grocery wagons and carriages of all kinds
were pressed into service and everything
possible wss done to bring the injured to
the hccpltals for treatment.
At midnight the first. batch of injured
arrived at the hospital. They were four
boys, terribly wounded, great patches of
flesh having been burned off and hanging
lu shreds from their bodies.
By 1 o'clock twenty-two bodies had been
taken from the wreck 5 ge. Some of tbera
are burned beyond recognition, only tho
trunks and skulls remaining.
RAILROAD MAKES MILLIONS
Ooald Reports Profits of s)0,S-l,62a
Kara by Mlsseari .
ST. LOUIS. Mo., March 9. The annual
meeting of the stockholders of the Mis
souri Pacific and Iron Mountain roads will
be held here tomorrow. Following Is a
synopsis of the annual report to be sub
mitted by George Gould:
Actual mileage operated $,Mt; gross earn
ings, $37.w'5.6-. ; operating expenses, lio.
OM.1H0; net arnlngs. $12,451.07; net earnings
after deducting taxes and sundry charges,
$10.7.1M. Added Interest on Investments,
dividends on stock, etc., $2,t2,l.; net in
come applicable to interest on bond and
rentals of leased lines. $13,190,254: interest
on bond and rentals of leased lines &
664.672; surplus cf Income for the year over
all charges. tS.54t.ti2. Total dividends de
clared from surplus. t3H55.110.
An apnropriation of Il.ioo.ono has been
made trom the Income for the current year
in yri iur improvements pjanned
The necessity for developing and expand
ing of the Iron Mountain system haa made
necesaary the authorization of a new Issue
of bonds, to be secured by a first mortgage
on the property to be acquired with the
proceeds of the bond to be known as the
River and Oulf division first mortgage.
Tho total amount of bonds authorix d to
be issued under the mortgage ia $50,OGO,0uO.
SIAM TAKES HARVARD MAN
KJafr Seeks Leaal Advisor la
Asaerleaa Halls of Leara
iaar. BOSTON, March 9. The Transcript says:
It has become public from authority which
cannot be doubted that one and possibly
two professors of the Harvard law school
have been selected for Important poiltlona
in the royal court of Slam.
One will become legal adviser to the !
king, a place of great Influence and reapon- i
siblllty. because the action of Slam In in
ternational questions depends on bis Ad
vice. Prof. Edward Henry Strobe Bemls,
professor of International law, is named
for the position.
Prof. Strobel has had much experience
in diplomatic affairs and Is considered an
authority upon international law. He is
a southerner, by birth and a northern man
by education. He has been secretary of the
United States legation at Madrid, third as
sistant secretary of state In the second
Cleveland administration, minister to Ecu
ador and minister t Chile.
BEATEN BY RIVAL TRIBESMEN
Chief Dick Washakie Gete Drank -ml
is Serloaaly Iajared la
LANDER, Wyo.. March 9. SpeclaI Tele
gram.) Dick Washakie, chief of the Sho
shone on the Wind River reservation, and
a son of the noted old chief who died last
year, was found drunk by members of a
rival faction of his tribe last night and it
is supposed they gave him a terrible beat
ing. He was found today in an uncon
scious condition. His head and body were
bady cut and feara are entertained that he
will die. Ever since the death of old Chief
Washakie a email band of Shoahonea ha
realsted the rule of Dick Washakie and
the latter haa frequently been threatened
DOBLIN WANDERING MANIAC
Tarmeoat Bribery vVltaeas Loses
eases aad Will Co to
NEW TORK. March 9. Phillip DoWin,
whose sensational volte face in connection
with the charges of attempted bribery mada
by Representative Leasler, was found wan
dering in Central park two days ago. anJ
today declared Insane. Tomorrow be will
be ukaa ia a aanitariua M A lor la, L. L
COURT HITS SCALPERS HARD
leasee Iajnactlon Restraining- TrsBle
la World's Fair F.iesr
ST. LOUIS. Mo., March 9 In the circuit
court today Judge Wood made permanent
the temporary Injunction granted last Oc
tober against Bennett Wasserman et al.,
ticket scalpers, restraining them from buy
ing or selling world's fair excursion tick
ets. The temporary Injunction was grautel
at the Instance of all the railroads entering
St. Louis and waa argued recently. One
case, that of the Wabash, was decided to
day. It was agreed hy counsel that the decision
in this case should be binding In the others.
While the suite were brought In the
names of the railroad, the aorld's fair
took an active part In the prosecution, as
the railroads had Insisted that without pro
tection against scalpers they coiilc not af
ford to make low rates.
The scalpers did not deny that thv were
dealing in the non-transferable tickets, hut
claimed that the railroads were In an un
lawful pooling agreement snd had no eight
to limit the sale of tickets. Both of these
contentions were derided In favor of the
railroads, the court holding that the West
ern Passenger association was a lawful as
sociation in nowise conflicting with any
state of federal statute, and that In consid
eration of a reduced rate the railroad! had
the power to make tlckete non-tranafer-rable.
PLAN FOR REORGANIZATION
Americas MaltlasT Aatoelntloa.
Asala B Placed I poa
NEW TORK. March 9. A plan for the
reorganization of the American Malting
association was announced today. The
plan provides fox the reduction of the
preferred s'ock from $14,400,000 to $10.0)0.
00 and of the common from $14,500,000 to
The preferred Stock ts to be entitled to
cumulative 4 per eent dividends until the
outstanding per cent gold bonds have
been reduced from $3,861,000 to f H.OOO.OOO;
thereafter at the rate of 5 per cent until
the bonds stall have been reduced to
$2,000,000; after that at the rate of 6 per
cent until the redemption of the bonds,
and thereafter at the rate of 7 per cent.
No dividends are to be paid upon the
common stock until the preferred shall
have received dividends aa deacrlbed.
The holders of the new preferred stock
shall not elect a majority of the directors
of the new company until 4 per cent shall
have been paid upon the common stock.
Only 3i per cent of the present preferred
and 25 per cent of the existing common
are to be issued at once, the Issue of the
remainder to be made in Installments as
the 6 per cent bonds are redeemed.
BRYAN LAUGHS AT HILL
Says Mew Yorker Tosses Cola to See
Who Shall Seek Demo
TOLEDO. March 9. W. J. Bryan waa In
terviewed today twrrent, political ques
"I think," he said, "Mr. Hill is tossing
a penny to see whether he or Judge
Parker will run. The trouble with the plan
ts that Hill uses so old a penny that he
does not know which side is head and
which Is tail."
Speaking of the recent congressional ses
sion, he said:
"What congress has done is easily ascer
tained. Find out how much there was In
the treasury before the session began and
how much there is now. The wonder is
they did not take it all."
Asked his opinion on the Wabash strike
Mr. Bryan said: "The merits of the con
troversy between the company and its em
ployes are overshadowed by the menace
of the process known as government by
injunction. Th-t democrats have long been
calling attention to the danger that lurka
in this abuse of Judicial power, but it
seems to take several object lessons to
make the people acquainted with a bad
OPPORTUNITY FOR SPEED WAR
Mllwankee Maa.es m Break Which
May spread to Omaha
CHICAGO. March 9. (Special Telegram.)
Action taken by the Et. Paul In placing In
service a new fast mail train between the
Twin Cities and Chicago bida fair to result
In a speed war not only between the cities
mentioned, but between Chicago and Omaha.
The new train connects with the new mall
train on the Great Northern from the
north Pacific coaat, and points along the
coast are brought nearly six hours nearer
Chicago. The new St. Paul train will leave
St. Paul at 7:30 p. m. and will arrive In
Chicago at 7 a. m., which Is one hour and
twenty-five minutes faster than the mint
mum time agreement oetween the cities.
When the dispute over the time agree
ment arose a year ago, owing to the North
western reducing the time of the Overland
limited between Chicago and Omaha, the
SL Paul officials gave notice that they
would no longer be bound by the agreement
between Chicago and St. Paul, but would
feel free to beat It at any time upon notice.
BAPTISTS BATTLE IN CHURCH
Fire oa Preacher, Whoso Frleads B.
tar Shots, Oae Maa
AUGUSTA, Ga., March 9. Aa the result
of a factional fight In the Mount Pleasant
Baptist church, six miles from Johnston,
S. C, one man was killed and three seri
Recently ths congregation became di
vided and one faction forbade Rev. Kit
Jones to preach laat night. The other in
sisted on his preaching and the minister
went Into the pulpit. As he announced
the hymn the opposing faction entered the
chvrch and Bred upon him. Two of his
friends were In the pulpit with him and
returned the Are. George Hammond wss
shot dead and his three sons were seri
PREPARING WARM RECEPTION
ral.a Paella Or.salaea Forces to Pat
OsT Threatealas; Trala
CHETENNE. Wye.. Mar-h V Ths Union
Pacific is preparing to resist a threatened
atuaca oy tram roDDers oy sending an
armed fore on fleet horses to Rawlins,
whence the location of the threatened at.
tack will be patroled.
Another precaution is the strengthening
of the armed guards on the express and
mail traiaa between Cheyenne aal Ogden.
RICHARDS CREATES A STIR
Ooternor of Wyoming Out in Intertiaw
Antagonistic to Bootevelt.
OTHER MEN FROM STATE NOT 111 HARMONY
Nebraska enalora Formally Prrseat
Name of Charles J. fireeae for a
Posltloa oa the Federal
'From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, March 9. (Special Tele
gram.) The emphatic pronouncement of
Governor De Foeest Richards of Wyoming,
made in the course of a long apecial to tho
Washington Post from Cheyenne, that not
only Wyoming, but several western states,
would send antagonistic delegations to the
next republican national convention, "dele,
gates which will oppos the nomination of
President Roosevelt." caused widespread
comment today throughout political cir
cles here. The trend of Governor Rich
ards' Interview, as published In the Post,
is a caustic criticism of President Roose
velt's policy in causing the withdrawal
from e,itry of much of what the governor
denominates the best Imd In th.it stste
and placing the same In forest reserves.
This, the governor states, means restric
tion of immigration and If continued would
keep Wyoming and other states similarly
situated in the class of arid states.
The governor then gave uttcrsnce to the
following bold and unequivocal statement:
"Unless President Roosevelt makes a
sudden snd radical change In his poli,:y
it Is practically certain that an antagonistic
delegation will go from Wyoming and very
probably from other rtates of the wea:
where fenestration Is a paramount question,
ss It concerns water supply, the most Im
portant question with which we have to
Along the lines of his position regarding
the forest reserve Governor Richards ssys:
"We favor the preservation of the for
ests, but the object, ss we see It. and the
desire to be accomplished Is to preserve
the trees on the mountain sides and tops,
so as to protect our water supply. Water Is
what we need. We cannot support a
policy which sets apart great areas of land,
the only land suitable for settlement, so
that eastern pleasure seekers may have a
place to hunt and fish and camp out for a
season. We are desirous of the preserva
tion of people, not animals. We wish to
depart from the arid class and make
of Wyoming one of the foremost states
in agriculture through the operation of
the Irrigation law, as it is possible to do.
We want to raise agricultural products, not
wolves, bear and other game for the pur
pose of making Wyoming a game preserve
for eastern sportsmen."
President Comes Back.
The correspondent in conjunction with
the interview had with Governor Richards
states in a very modest, way that the gov
ernor was one of those responsible for
President Roosevelt's attitude on the Irri
gation measure. When Roosevelt made bia
tour of the west Governor Richarda waa
with him for ten daya and according to the
correspondent, he impressed upon Mr.
keoseveh's mtndr the necessity of radical
uuerancea in favor of a national irriga
tion law and that in consequence of Gov.
ernor Richarda' pronounced vlcwa on irri
gation the president used a great many of
the Wyoming governor's ideas in compiling
his message to congress.
When Representative Mondell was asked
today whether Governor Richards reflected
the sentiment of his state when he stated
that Wyoming would not aend a delegation
favorable to President Roosevelt to the next
national republican convention, Mr. Mon
"I do not conalder myself commissioned
to speak for the republicans of Wyoming
relative to their choice of a candidate for
the presidency in 1904, but the last state
convention of the party, held In July last,
after expressions of gratitude to Preaident
Roosevelt for his interest In western af
fairs and his assistance in the passage of
the national irrigation act, aaid: 'We look
forward with confidence and satisfaction to
his nomination and election le 1904 This
Is the last official declaration of the repub
licans of Wyoming and until the party
officially declares a change of mind I am
bound to believe that they will adhere to
their declaration. My personal opinion is
that the president has gained rather than
lost in strength with our people since that
time. I cannot aee how it could well be
otherwise In view of the Interest he haa
taken in matters of Importance to our peo
ple and the splendid recognition our state
has had at his hands in the matter of ap
pointments. "'I have not been In sympathy with some
features of the policy which haa been pur- j
sued witn tegard to the establishment and
maintenance of forest reserves, and have
so expressed myself on numerous occasions,
though I am heartily In sympathy with a
conservative forest reserve policy.
Opposes Gam Preserve.
"But the objectionable feature are cer
tainly aot chargeable to President Roose
velt, though I am aware that certain par
ties have been inclined to defend rather
draatlc action with regard to reserves with
the claim that they were following the
preaident a policy. In the matter of ere- I
atlon of game preserves in forest reserves
I have been opposed to the legislation sug
gested and some ten days ago I made a
minority report adverse to a bill which had
passed the senate and was before the house
committee on public lands. In so doing I
did not conalder. however, that I was op
posing the president's policy or, aa I
stated In the report, do not believe the
president advised or contemplated the leg
islation which was urged and which those
favorable to it attempted to bolster up by
aeserting that It was la line with the pres
"I have great confidence in W. A. Rich
arda, commissioner of the land office, and
believe that aa tar as his views are carried
out in regard to forest reserves there will
be no reasonable ground for complaint rel
ative thereto. The wild-eyed game pre
serve ideas that some extremists are urg
ing and which would nullify state game
laws In the territory affected doea not, in
my qptnion, reflect the views of the presi
dent, and there Is little likelihood of the
proposed meaaurea being enacted into law."
Assistant Attorney General Vandevanter,
in common with citizens of Wyoming gen
erally at the capital, read the statement ac
credited to Governor DeForest Richards,
aa printed in a special to the eastern press
this morning from Cheyenne.
Vaadevealer hot Tslklag.
"In view of ths fact that I am about to
saver my connection with the Interior de
partment to enter upon a judicial career
on the Unite Siates circuit bench, I do
not believe It would be seemly for me to
talk upon this rather startling statement
made by Governor DeForrest Fli hards of
our state. I will take the oath and assume
(.Continued oa Fifth Page.)
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecnst fnr Nehnsk.:-Italn la S uih. Fair
In North I'nrtlnn, tvi.li-r In S.iithe.itt
Portion Tuesday. Wednesday, Main.
Tempera! tire at Umaba leslerdsyi
Hoar. Dew. Hoar. lira.
B a. m ;tr I p. m T,i
a. at :V 2 p. m Ml
T a. m : H p. n KT
a. ni :tN 4 . m H:
a. m nil n p. ni !
I a. m 41 H p. ni (IS
It a. at in 7 i. m (17
12 m 4H H p. n &.1
p. m B.I
FIRE TAKES ARCADE HOTEL
Far as Known All the Oaeato Es
cape, Most of Them la
Shortly after 1:4". this morning the Ar
cade hotel on Potiglns street between Thir
teenth and Fourteenth caught fire In a
mysterious fashion and by 3 was well alight
and apparently without hope of saving It.
The guesls were all asleep at the time,
but all so far as Is known managed to
escape to the street, though some were In
their night clothes.
This Is the second mysterious fire within
a week at the Arcade, the last being but
a minor blaze which originated In a cloaet
among some stored mattresses and waa ex
tinguished without difiiiulty.
TEMPORARY MARKET STALLS
City Council Provides Place for the
1'rnrk Farmers Pendlnsr Mar
ket Honse Completion.
Arrangements were made by the general
council committee yesterday afternoon to
provide a place for t-raporary market stalls
pending the completion of the new Capitol
avenue market house. It was stated that
the roof Is already on the structure and It
will be flniehed April 1. Authority will be
given tonight for the re-employment of
Marketmaater Gerke and the three sides
of the sqjare bounded by Fifteenth street,
Capitol avenue and Fourteenth street named
as the location of the market gardener."
wagons for the present. No fees will be
collected for this privilege. The truck
farmers' have been demanding temporary
stalls for several weeks, as they are be
ginning to do a street business again.
In connection with this matter City En
gineer Roeewater stated that the curbing
should be set back from twenty-four feet
to ten feet from the lot line on Capitol
avenue between Thirteenth aed Fourteenth
streets, where the market house stands
In the middle of the thorouRhfare, in order
that adequate wagon room may be pro
vided. This will necessitate additional pav
ing and the whole work will cost about
$1.3no. Estimates will be prepared and
Former Mayor George P. Bemls appeared
concerning his damage claim against tho
city for a broken leg. He exposed the
limb for the inspection of the councllmen
and stated that when the plaster cast waa
removed a week ago the bone was found
united by only a flbroua growth, there being
no bone connection. Health Commissioner
Ralph made an examination before the
committee and substantiated the asser
tions. Mr. Bemls has started a suit for
120,000 against the city, but offers to com
promise for $10,000. He plainly had the
sympathy of the councllmen yesterday
afternoon, and they assured him they
would negotiate toward a satisfactory aet
tlement as soon as formal notices concern
ing the suit are served on the owners of
the sign that blew down and caused the
accident, and other details arranged.
Michael E. Daniels, a motorman who
slipped and fell on the Ice at Ames ave
nue and Thirty-sixth street and broke his
right wrist, January 8, urged his claim for
$150. The committee vo'ed to give him
$100, which he accepted.
The petition of the residents along Spald
ing street between Twenty-seventh and the
Belt line tracks, to have the old wooden
blocks removed In order that the six-Inch
concrete foundation may present a better
road, was disposed of by unofficially re.
queating the residents to tear up the timber
WRANGLE OVER RESOLUTION
Conarilmaa Karv Defends Ills Support
of the Open Door Elcctrlo
Resolved. That the North Omaha Im
provement club Indorse the action of our
honorable mayor. F. E. Moores for vetoing
city ordinance No. J6, known as the "op.-n
door'' electric power ordinance; and be It
Resolved. That this club respectfully ask
our honorable city councilman to favor the
Andrew Roeewater ordinance and paas the
san.e so as to allow the citizens to my by
their votes that they want cheap power In
the city or Omnha.
The above reaolution, offered by I. T.
Craig, at the meeting of the North Omaha
Improvement club Monday evening, caused
a very lively debate between that gentle
man and Councilman Karr, who was prea
ent. Councilman Karr took exceptions to ths
resolution In that It eulogized the mayor
and condemned the councllmen at the same
time. He favored that portion of the res
olution requiring him to work for the An
drew Roeewater ordinance, but the first
portion met with his dissent. While ad
dressing the club he amended the resolu
tion in accordance with his views, which
immediately brought for'h a lively dis
cussion from Mr. Craig's side of the hall.
In defending bia measure Mr. Craig stated
that all he desired was cheaper power In
Omaha and the privilege of voting for it.
He also desired to show his appreciation
to the mayor for his vetoing the "open
Mr. Johnson came to the rescue by stat
ing that there still remained several weeks
for action and there was no special need
for the adoption of the resolution at this
meeting. It was consequently laid over
for one wrek.
The ladies in North Omaha will meet
next Thursday evening for the purpose of
perfecting an auxiliary organization.
Movements et Ocean Vessels March ).
At New York Arrived Umbrla. from
IJerpoil, Patrlela, from Hamburg; (.a
Bretagne. from Havre; Minnehaha, from
London. Sailed Minneapolis for London.
At Glasgow Arrived Sardinian, from
At Liverpool Arrived Etruri a, from New
At Naples Arrived Penjgla from New
York. S.Ul.?d Hesirt-ri-i. for New York.
At Bremen 8a.iled Grosner Kurfur.it, for
N w York.
At The Lizard I'aSHed Kroonland, from
New York, for Antwerp.
At Plymouth Sailnd Pretoria, from
Hamburg, for New Y'irk.
At Southampton Sailed Oroseer Kur
furst. from Bremen, via Pont del Gads,,
for New York.
At ili'ville Arrived Furnesi:!. from New
York, for JlarK'w a vi pr i. eeded.
At Penarth H ill -d Royalist, from Ant
werp, for Stu Francisco.
At Yokohama Arrived Indrasamha, from
Portland, Ore., fur llutg Kong., eta
BARTLEl! IS .UISSM
Sergeant-at-Arms of House Tails to Reac'
Ei-Treaiurer with a Subpoena.
INVESTIGATION PROCEEDS WITHOUT Hi'
Former Treasurer Hill Sayi He Torce
Over No Personal Obligations.
CLANCEY'S TESTIMONY IS A SURPR13I
Sajs He Never 8w the "Cigar Box" am
Doea Not Beliee Savaga Did.
JUDGE H0LC0M8 TELLS WHAT HE SAW IN r
lloase Pats la Msht Session on Rev
rnne Bill and Hetalna the
HARTf.f.T could not be found when nous,
eraeunt-at-arms sought h.m with suli
poena Hurtle)- le l.eoeved to be lu l.ln
coin, rormer Treasurer Hill testitie, h
settled with Biirtley in full. Turned ove
no personal obligations. Robert J 'ln
cey, former secretary of Governor Savage
never saw ciKar box.'' Does not hellevi
Savage did. Judne llolcomb tys he orlgl
luite.i term " iKr box.'' t 'untamed m
personal nbllgHiiuns when he saw It, bu
ler'llli Ue of deposit.
lIul'NE considers new revenue bill In com
rnlttee of the whole. Section provldlni
fur county iiss,.w,ir is adopted.
LANt'AKTKU del. gallon works for t.v,um
approprlailon for purchase of conserva
tory f musle buildings, to be added ti
OuVKHNOR MICKEY sends in Ms fir-t
.V?,',' 11 r'frs to the hill providing f.n
bill to pay fees to commissioner of publU
lands and buildings.
8KNATK declines to appropriate ino tc
build Mrs. Howeer's sod house at St
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. March 9. (Special Telegram.)
The special committee appointed by
Speaker Mockett from the house as the re
sult of a resolution by Knox of nuffalo to
investigate the circumstances surrounding
the so-called cigar box, said to contain
I 0 L"s and other forms of securities rep
resenting portions of the Mi.OOti of s ate
funds embezzled by Bartley while state
treasurer, began Its work tonight by taking
testimony of three witnesses.
The night seesions of the bouse on the
revenue bill, with Its fifty amendments,
also began tonight. This strenuous pai-e Is
to continue until the revenue bill Is dis
posed of and some result is reached in the
The members composing this inveettgit
ing committee ere Representatives Knox
of nuffalo. chairman; Nelson and Kennedy
of Douglas, Ribblo of Saline and Ferrar '
The witnesses who testified tonight were
former State Treasurer Hill, who was Hart
ley's immediate predecessor; R. J. Clancey,
who was private secretary to former Gov
ernor Savage, and Judge Holcomb of the
supreme court, governor from January S,
1895, until January, 189, serving his first
term aa Bartley served hta laat aa state
Nelson and Kennedy, the lawyers of ths
committee, did most of the questioning,
although Chairman Knox occasionally In
terrogated a witness. The nature of the
evidence tonight was not such as io lead
to any immediate unearthing of tha e'ear
box, which one of the witnesses declared
to be a mere myth or legend. The commit
tee has other witnesses, howov-jr, to ex
amine. It is very anxloua to locate Gov
ernor Savage to request his yreHeo:e by
wire. This anxiety la baaed largely u; on
the assumption that the former exrcutlvo
will be able to make some per'lnnt dis
closures, inasmuch as ho gave reason f r
such a theory when he made public a let
ter some time lar.t year saying that at the
end of his official term he would tell where
this mysterious receptacle was and gave
the general Impression that ita contents
would be made known.
Hill tho First Wltaeas.
Ex-Treasurer Hill waa 'he first witness.
"I turned over to Mr. Bartleyat th nd
of my term securities for all moneya In my
possession. I told him in what banks I
bad funds deposited. I gave iertlflcat?a
of deposit In settlement with Bartley, as
checks were not allowed. Bartley obje'ted
to accepting the certificates of one o.1 two
banks and the rest he accepted without
hesitation. As was customary In I lie rose
of Incoming treasurers, Mr. Bartl iy i bcee
two bankers to aid him in going ovrr his
predecessor's accounts. He chose Lather
Drake and Mr. Balch of Omaha. Every
thing was verified and Bartley bad ample
rpportunlty to throw out anything he ob
jected to. All the certificates of deposit
which Bartley accepted aa cash later were
paid except those from the Capital Na
tional bank, which failed. Neither my
bondsmen nor I made good any of these
losses. I turned over no personal aecurt
tles. I bad not loaned money to any Indi
vidual or had any evidences of any personal
indebtedness. I settled In full with Bart
ley according to the auditor's statement
about January 14. 1893. In the suit that
waa later brought against me and my
bondsmen the question waa raised as to
whether I cught not to have paid over In
cash. Thls""ws Impossible, and my settle
ment waa verified bf the decision of th
supreme court. I know of no one who got
money personally from Bartley while treas
urer. Have bad no dealings with him try
self." Claacey's Oplaloa of Savage.
Mr. Clancey was the next witness. Mr.
Clancey was subpoenaed by the sergeant -alarms
of the house In the city this after
noon. His testimony came somewhat as a
surprise, since, owing to his Intimate re
latione aa private secretary to Governor
Savage, who declared that he knew and
would tell of that mysterious cigar box, it
was naturally supposed be would be able to
give the committee some light that would
be valuable to it. but Mr. Clancey aaid be
knew nothing. He made this statement:
"I never aaw the cigar bos nor lta con
tents. Don't know anything about It ex
cept what I have read in the newspapers.
Never talked of It with Governor Savage
except In an Incidental way, and look upon
it as a myth or legend."
The moat surprising part of Claacey's
testimony waa his answer to ths questions
whether or not he knew anything of that
famous letter which Savage caused to' be
published In which he emphatically stated
that at the end of his official term he would
disclose ths whereabouts If not the con
tents of this box. Clancey said, in fact,
that he believed Savage did not know any
thing about this box and, moreover, that
he didn't mean what he aaid in that letter;
that be thought the governor was merely
Joking when be wrote, or had the letter
written, and did not himself really believe
seriously in the actual existence of any cigar
box only as a mythical, mysterious some
thin, vague and Illusive, valuable only
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