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Tracks aid Bridges Washed Away by
Vadly lashing Streams.
TRAFFIC SCHEDULES ARE SUSPENDED
Boads Borroir Each Other's Lines to
Enable Trains to More.
FREMONT INUNDATION RAPIDLY RECEDES
Ice ("orgs Breaks and Befugees Hope
Soon to Return Home.
WATERS' VICTIMS DWELL IN CITY HALL
Rumpiilni Him Carries Tona of
Broken lee Tliroich lnglnood
and Col am boa Streets, bat
Little Dimait Reported.
fhe. railroads in Nebraska are having
trouble In moving their trains because of
the flooded condition of the streams which
they cross. Washouts ar.J flooded tracks
have suspended schedules and , rendered
Ions lengths of line useless.
The Chicago, 8t. Paul,- Minneapolis &
Omaha has not been aMe to move a train
from Hartlngton to Wakefield since Sat
urday because of high water and wash
outs. The Northwestern train from Bone
steel waVVur and a half hours late yester
day because of a' waabout.
On the main llnea of the Union Par I lie
and Chicago, Rock Island ft Pacific trains
have been sent out of Omaha over the
B. t M. tracks. The Union Pacific sent
No. out over the B. ft M. tracks as far
as Grand iBland Monday afternoon to con
nect there with Its own tracks and has sent
others over the same tracks since.
The main line baa been broken by
the washout of the approaches to
the bridge at Columbus. For the local
service between here and Columbus the
Grand Island and North Platte locals go
as far as Columbus and return.
The Rock Island tracks are seriously
embarrassed between here and Lincoln and
have not been able to get a train through
over tbelr own tracks since yesterday.
Until the track la repaired all the trains
will use the B. ft M. tracks between the
The B. ft M. has not had any difficulty
with Its main line, but Is unable to reach !
either Schuyler or Columbus because thir
teen bents have been washed out of the
bridges at these points.
E. Buckingham, superintendent of trans
portation of the Union Pacific, and Chief
Engineer J. B. Berry went to Columbu
on Monday night with a party of twenty
five laborers, fifteen telegraph linemen and
ten telegraph operators to assist In open
ing up the line. Aa yet . nothing haa
been heard from them, as telegraphic
communication haa not been established.
President Burt followed yesterday
morning to look over the work and do
what ha can to quicken Its execution,
Sebraakav la Iniatmcd. .
LINCOLN, March 10. Train service In
Nebraska ia paralyced today. Bridges on
all the main llnea .of the Burlington and
the Union Pacific were Washed out by the
floods last eight.
The Rock Island bridge at South Bend
was torn loose and bore down upon the
bridges at Louisville, destroying the middle
spans, and the waters washed out the
Tbls morning the lowlands on the Platte
for miles, from Schuyler to the mouth of
the river at Plattsmouth, are under water.
At varloua points the Union Pacific track
are under water for a mile or two at a
Railroad brldgea at Schuyler, Columbus,
South Bend, Loulsvllla and Hardy have
been washed out.
Fremont Floods Recede.
FREMONT, Neb.. March 10. (Special Tel
egram.) The gorge which caused the over
flow In this city haa broken, and early this
morning the water fell two feet, and la
atill falling rapidly.
The lower part of the city presents a dis
mal scene. Cellars are filled, and pools of
water are atanding everywhere. The dam
age to household goods will be heavy. A
large number of famlllea waa taken to
places of safety last night.
The city hall sheltered several families,
and others stayed In the butter and egg
warehouse on Broad street. Though the
current was swift and there was consid
erable Ice running through the streets no
buildings were removed from their founda
tions, but the sidewalks were carried some
distance on many streets.
The report last night that the Platte
river bridge was partly Out was found to bo
incorrect this morning. Some of the piling
la gone and a couple of spans wrenched and
twisted. The water cut quite a channel
In running north from the northessl corner
of the bridge.
Inglewood fared hard, considerable float
ing ice paaslng through the atreeta. The
water in the road leading to the bridge
has nearly all run out. No damage was
done to the Union Pacific tracks and local
trains are running as far as Columbua.
. The water waa the highest last night it
haa been alnce 1S81, when the river was
dammed by a gorge which formed in nearly
the same place as this one, and the water
ran through the business part of the city.
Several families living west of the city
bad exciting times last night. The fsmily
of Iver Johnson was taken out In a boat
through the rushing tee. There Is no leas
of live stock reported, though many people
have spent the morning hunting for cows
and burses which they were obliged to turn
Two Bridges at Louisville.
LOUISVILLE. Neb., March 10. (Special
Telegram.) At 1 thta mernlng the Platte
river at this place suddenly raised and
came rushing down with terrific force,
sweeping everything before It. Thirty-two
fpana of the Missouri Pacific railroad bridge
anc'. about forty spans of the wagon bridge
were swept away. It Is thought that If it
had not been for the timbers and whole
bents of other bridges in the river the rail
road bridge would have withstood the Ice.
The river Is still out of Its banks, but no
great amount of lea ia running.
L1NWOOI), Neb., March 10. (Special.)
The Platte river broke up here last even
ing. It ran out all over the bottoma north
of here, driving some out of their homes
while those who were In town were unable
to grt borne as the water was about four
Bridges tio Oat at loath Bead.
SOUTH BEN'P, Neb., March 10. (Spe
rial.) Both the Rock Inland railroad and
the foot bridge crossing the Platte river
at this place went out yesterday and trains
over the Rock Island to Omaha are run
ning over the Burlington by way of Ash-
(Continued oa Second Page.,
TO PROSECUTE A PROMOTER
thiarrrr Justice Ordrn Receiver to
Bfl Proceedings Against
LONDON, Msrrh 10. Justice Buckley, In
the chancery division ef the high court of
Justice, this morning ru' ' an order direct
ing the official receive' ' -itdator of the
London and Olobe 'i -poratlon,
limited, to criminally pru. ''',.. " 'taker
Wright, the well known p- -d
utilize the assets of the London a.
company to pay the costs of tho prv
The demands for Wright's prosecution
have been incessant since the collapse of
the corporation. After ths public prosecu
tion declined to proceed the fund projected
at a meeting held In this city, January 16,
to Initiate the prosecution of Wright and
ethers connected with the failure was
started, but it was generally frit that the
proceedings ought to be of a more official
character, hence the application that a re
ceiver should be allowed to take action.
PRIESTS LEAD A FACTION
I'oirlrrn Break Array from the
Church of Rome In the
ROME. March 10. Another report from
Archbishop Culdl, the apostolic delegate In
the Philippines, haa Just been received at
the Vatican. It gives a fuller account of
the religious condition of the Islands.
The schism started by Agliya, the leader
of the Independent Catholic church In the
Philippines, seems graver than It first ap
peared, as, according to the report, a strong
Filipino party is raising false hopes among
the natives of Independence from Rome,
claiming that the expulsion of the friars Is
Indispensable In order to obtain the Inde
pendence of the country. The apostate
priests are fourteen in number.
It la gathered from good sources thst the
Vatican ie extremely well satisfied with the
prudent and wise but at the same time
energetic action of Archbishop Guldl. who,
with persuasion, has succeeded in checking
the dissident movement.
SEEKS TO PURIFY TRADE
House of Lords Discusses Bill Mak
ing; Secret Gifts Penal
LONDON. March 10. The House of
Lords today passed the second reading of
a bill making It a penal offense to give or
accept gifts in order to Influence business.
The late lord chief Justice, Lord Russell
of Kilowen was the original author of the
measure, which Is designed to promote
morality In trade by abolishing secret com
missions. Lord Russell first drew atten
tion to the need for such a reform when
swearing in the lord mayor of London In
1898. The lord mayor that year waa sus
pected of crooked financial work and as a
result of Lord Russell's charge stood his
trial, but waa acquitted of legal crime.
B0URKE C0CKRAN RECOVERING
Cablegram from Karypt States His
Temperuture fa Xo Xurinal
and Progress Good.
(Copyright, 1903. by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, March 10. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) In answer
to bis telegram asking about the condition
of W. Bourke Cockran of New York, the
World Correspondent has received the fol
lowing dispatch from the manager of the
Cataract hotel, Assouan, where Mr. Cock
ran la lying ill with pneumonia:
ASSOl'AN. Upper Kgypt. March 1V
Bourke Cockran's temperature is now quite
normal and he Is progresalng most sut.s
factorlly. SUSPECT OFFICIAL SMUGGLING
Manila Officials Seise Goods on Trans
port Bought for Army
MANILA, March 10. Collector Ehuster
haa seised a nuantlty of silk, silver and
liquors brought from Hong .Kong on tho
United States transport Seward, but not
recorded on the manifest.
The goods were purchased at the re
quest of prominent army officers, who say
they had no knowledge of the plan to
conceal them. The officials say smugglers
frequent transports and naval vessels.
MANY KILLEDJN A CYCLONE
Town la North Queensland la Demol
ished by a Heavy
BRISBANE, Queensland, March 10.
Townavllle, North Queensland, has been
visited by a cyclone In which many persons
were killed or Injured.
A part of the hospital building collapsed
during the storm, killing six persons.
Schools, churches and realdencea were
destroyed and many of the inhabltanta have
been rendered homeless.
DUKE CALLS ON THE POPE
Norfolk Presents to tho Pontiff Dele.
cation of Catholics from
ROME, March 10. The pope today re
ceived tha duke of Norfolk and a delegation
of British Catholics, who presented him
with greetings and offerings.
The duke read a speech expressing his
appreciation. The pontiff looked very well.
considering his late illness. He said ha
felt quite himself again.
BOXERS' HEADS ARE ELEVATED
Yaan Shi Kal Captures lows Rebels
aad Has Then Fse
rated. PEKIN. March 10. Yuan Shi Kal. gov
ernor of Chi LI province, discovered well
armed Boxers drilling at night a hundred
miles east of Pekln. The Boxers were dis
persed and several captives beheaded and
tbelr heads displayed in public.
DALMATIANS EATING BARK
Starving Peaaaata Strip Trees la
Order to ProvMa Staff of
VIENNA. March 10. The distress in Dal
matia is so severe that the peasants are re
ported to be living on bark and wild herbs.
A rommltte has been formed In Vienna
to raise relief funds.
Canadian PaciSe Strike.
WINNIPEG. Man., March 10 Thestrlks
on the Canadian Pacific ia extending. The
freight handlers and clerks here, to the
nugtbar of 150, ax out toda.
GRAIN RESERVES INCREASE
Farmers Hold Larger Stocks Than in Two
NEBRASKA POSTMASTERS CONFIRMED
Ktter aad Olios of Xewmaa Orove
Successfully Paaa Ordeal of Sea
ate mad Finally Get Places
ASHINGTON, March 10. The March re
port of the statistician of the Department
of Agriculture shows the amount of wheal
remaining In farmers' hands on March 1 to
have been about 184,0O0,un0, or 24.5 of last
year's crop, as compared with 23.2 in 1901.'
The corn In farmers' hands Is estimated
at about 1,050,600.000 bushels, or 41.6 of last
year's crop, against 29.2 the year before and
36.9 In 19U1.
Of oats there are reported to be about
365,000,000 bushels, or 36.9 of last year's
crop, still In fanners' hands, compared with
30.6 In 1902 and 36.2 In 1901.
The following table shows the percentages
of last year's crops of wheat, corn and oats
In farmers' hands on March 1 last for each
of the principal grain producing states, tho
figures being percentages:
States. Wheat. Corn. Oats
New York .7.0 2H.0 47. 0
1'ennsylvanla 3S.0 41.0 43.0
Texas 11.0 12.0 12.0
Ohio 31.0 4H.0 3.o
Mic higan W.0 29.0 SS.O
Indiana 24.0 23.0 30.0
Illinois 21.0 4.0 3-i.O
isibnsln 37.0 i.O 42.0
Minnesota 29.0 8.0 o9.o
Iowa 2f.0 dHA) Ai.O
Missouri 2f.O 52.0 51."
Kansas 23.0 42.0 40.0
Nehraska 34.0 01.0 40.0
South Dakota 27.0 24.0 4o.'
North DakMa 18.0 23.0 49.0
California 7.0 11.0 10.0
Average 24.5 41.8 36.9
Tho president today sent to the sen at
the following nominations: Ward assistant
surgeon general, with rank of colonel,
Major William Crawford Gorgas, Burgeon.
Consul William Shaw Bowen, Rhode
Island, at Valencia.
Mr. Plimley, to be assistant treasurer of
the United Statea.
Senate Confirms Etter.
The senate In executive session today
made the following confirmations: William
Plimley, to be assistant treasurer at New
York; Milton D. Purdy, Minnesota, assist
ant attorney general; David L. Geyer, re
ceiver of public moneys at Roswell, N. M.
Postmasters: Nebraska Frederick J.
Etter, South Omaha; C. K. Olson, Newman
South Dakota Boyd Wales, Howsrd.
Theater Cash for Memorial.
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial associa
tion is asking all theatrical managers to
give the Jefferson memorial fund 1 per
cent of their gross receipts on April 13,
the 160th anniversary of the birth of the
author of the Declaration of Independence.
Scandinavian Protocol Slgaed.
Baron Grip and Mr. Bowen this afternoon
algned the protocol between Sweden and
Norway and Venesuela along lines laid
down In the United States-protocol.
Postal Bnslnesa Still Increases,
The comparative otatement of gross pos
tal receipts for February compared with
February, 1902, for the fifty leading post
offices In the country show a net increase
of over 12 per cent. The largest Increase
waa 34 per cent at Los Angeles, Cal., and
the heaviest decrease, 9 per cent, at Jersey
City. The receipts at New York incressed
12 per cent and at Chicago 15 per cent.
General O'Reilly la Sick.
General Robert L. O'Reilly, surgeon gen
eral of ttie army, la confined to his home
with an attack of grip.
OPPOSED TO ANTI-REBATE LAW
Insurance Men 'Ask -the Governor
to Give Them a Hear
ing. PIERRE, S. D., March 10. (Special Tele
gram.) Senate bill 207, which la before thi
governor, will have opposition before It
becomea a law. Ita provisions attempt to
prevent giving of rebates for the purpose
of securing life Insurance risks. Parties
froin Sioux Falls have wired that tbey will
be in the city tomorrow and desire to be
heard before the bill la approved.
Governor Herrled today appointed aa the
new State Board of Medical Examiners
under the new law H. E. McNutt of Aber
deen, J. L. Foxton of Huron, 8. Olney of
Sioux Falls and J. W. Freeman of Lead. J.
W. Freeman of Lead la of the school known
aa regulars; H. M. Flnnerud of Watertown,
A. A. Cotton of Vermilion are of the
homeopath achool and H. S. Graves of Hur
ley an eclectic.
John Wellia of Elkpoint has-been ap
pointed a member of the State Board of
Health to fill the vacancy caused by the
resignation of H. E. McNutt of Aberdeen.
To Stand Trial In Missouri.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., March 10. (Special
Telegram.) Deputy United States Marshals
Jerry Carlcton and Tom McNamea left this
afternoon for Kansaa City, having In cus
tody Batlin Glessman, an alleged Missouri
moonshiner, who waa captured in this city
February 22 and who waa kept In tha county
Jail pending the Issuance of an order by
Judge Garland for hla transfer to Missouri
for trial. This order was Issued this after
noon and the deputiea left on the first
train for Missouri, where the prisoner will
be turned over to the United States au
thorities of that atate.
ACCEPT UNION PACIFIC BID
Naval Authorities Give Harrli
Llaes Coatract to Carry
CHICAGO, March 10. After sharp com
petition the government contract for car
rying United Statea naval officers and meu
to and from San Francisco was awarded
today to the Union Pacific and Southern
Pacific railroads west of the Missouri rlvtr.
Their bid, which waa submitted by the
Southern Pacific, amounta to about a quar
ter of a cent a mile for each passenger.
PROBES VIRGINIA BATTLE
Grand Jury Has Oae Hundred and
Fifty Witnesses to
CHARLESTON, W. Va., March 10. Judge
B. F. Keller of the United States district
court opened a special term today to In
vestigate the alleged battle on February
25 between striking miners and officers
under Deputy Marshal Cunningham and
There are 150 witnesses to be examined
by tha grand Jury, whlc'j is not expected
to report befors tha snd ef tbe wselu
CONSPIRACY CASES BEGIN
Assistant State's Attorney Makes
Opening Statement la Cosct
CHICAGO, March 10. Assistant State's
Attorney Barnes made the opening argu
ment In the coal conspiracy case today.
He told the Jury that the penalty for an
Illegal act Injurious to trade was five years
in the penitentiary or at fine of not less
than I2.0O0. j
"There are sixteen coirnts under these
Indictments," he said, "and conviction on
one of thorn means a verdict of guilty.
"All of the corporations save one, of
which W. S. Bogle Is president, have mines
In Indiana. Once a month each sent a rep
resentative to Chicago and the price of coal
was fixed. The men who refused to go
Into the combination or who withdrew from
It after they found out Its nature were
made to suffer loss of business by illegal
methods which were the result of a con
Ex-Judge R. M. Wing. In behalf of the
defendants, declared there had been no
combination In restraint of trade and that
his clients mined but one-tenth of the coal
mined In Indiana. He spoke at length upon
the Interstate aspect of the case and then
the state tailed Its first witness. Max Elch
berg, president of tha Wabash Valley Coal
company, who said he wad one of the sign
era of the agreement draw t by the defend
ants. He said an Iron-clad omblnatlon ex
isted between the Indian; coal operators
and the Crescent compai f by which all
coal1 mined In Indiana was sold only
through the Crescent comp ny. He was not
allowed to make any contracts with out
Late this evening Mr. Eichburg con
cluded and the state closed'lts case.
It is expected that the case will go to
the Jury tomorrow.
POLICE WITHDRAW PROTECTION
Notify Employers Not to Anger Striking-
Toledo Teamsters on
TOLEDO, O., March 10. After four at
tacks had been made today on nonunion
teamsters a member of the Toledo Carrlase
association declared he would make ap
plication for state militia to protect tho
association's men and Interests.
Today has been one of intense excitement,
which was heightened this evening by the
strikers' declaration that a general strike
will bo called and no Toledo freight handled
by teamsters In apy part of the country.
The trouble began at noon, when a mob
of 400 strikers and sympathizers followed
a truck through tho principal business
streets, endeavoring to knock a nonunion
driver from his place. They also attempted
to do violence to Manager Turner of tha
Moreton Truck company. Both men were
saved from serious injury, however, by the
Later the police gave notice that any fur
ther provocation given the) strikers would
be tho fault of the employers and they
would not interfere. However, when an at
tempt waa made to throw a nonunion driver
into the river the authorities saved him.
Not half an hour later soother nonunion
driver was torn from a trV-if and,' at the
point of a revolver, compelled to run for
his life. A similar fate befell a nonunion
teamster within a block of the police sta
tion. MOTOR KILLS BURDICK LAWYER
Automobile Hurls Attorney and Ills
Wife Over Embankment Into
BUFFALO, March 10. Arthur R. Pen
nell, the young lawyer who figured so prom
inently In the Burdlck murder mystery,
waa killed this afternoon In Delaware Park.
His automobile rah over the edge of an
embankment surrounding an old stone
Mrs. Penned, who was with him, waa
frightfully Injured and Is at the hospital
in a dying condition.
BOUGHT VOTES ELECT MANY
Rhode Island Governor Claims Bri
bery Is Rife In Tiny Eastern
PROVIDENCE, R. I., March 10. In a
special message to the senate today Gov
ernor Garvin declared bribery common In
thla state and that many members of the
legislature occupy seats obtained by pur
He recommended the appointment of a
commissioner to detect bribers and bring
offenders to Justice.
UNION BANK BANDITS CONFESS
Admit Lootlag Vaults and Slayiag
Missouri Detective When tues.
tloned by Police,
ST. LOUIS, March 10. William Rudolph
and George Collins, alias "Fred Lewis,"
the alleged bank robbers, arrived here to
night in custody.
Later Chief Desmonds said they had
confessed to robbing the bank at Union
and killing Detective Schumacher.
SHIPBUILDING WA,R GROWS
Two Thousand Brooklyn Men Strike
In Sympathy with Townaend A
NEW YORK. March 10. Nearly 2.000
bolter makers and iron shipbuilders went
on a strike in Brooklyn today In sympathy
with the striking employes of the Town
send & Downey yard at Shooters Island.
The ODly plant not seriously affected was
that of the Robina company.
KANSAS BANKER SKIPS BAIL
Alleged Embessler Flees When Pre
liminary Hearlag Draws Peril
EUREKA, Kan.. March 10. W. P. Dick
erson, cashier of the defunct Toronto 8 ate
bank is missing. He was to have bal j,
preliminary hearing here today.
It la alleged that the books had btn
changed In a most careful manner, de
posits always being underestimated.
TRENHOLM MANAGES OMAHA
Wlater Bacceeds to General Saperla
teadeacy When Lata Jucambcat
ST. PAUL. March 10. Arthur W. Tren
holra has been apolnted general manager
of the Chicago, St. Paul. Minneapolis A
Omaha to succeed the late Walter A. Scott.
Wallace W. Winter takes Mr. Tren
holm's (lacs aa general sufsrUteudenC
CUBAN TREATY IS IN DANGER
8enators from Tobacco Growing States
Opposing Its Katification.
MERCER'S TITLE IS FAR FROM CLEAR
Nebraska Senators Inform President
Ther Io Not Wish Ills Appoint
ment If Made Charged
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, March 10. (Special Tel
egram.) There Is a growing belief that
the Cuban treaty la In danger of being de
feated and republican leaders are discussing
the advisability of amending It so aa to
placate the senators from tobacco growing
states, who are outspoken In opposition to
the treaty as It now stands. Then again,
news from Havana la not reassuring, state
ments mndc In the Cuban senate recently
by Keveral of the leadera being of such a
character as to set American senators to
thinking as to the future, and they do not
seem overly anxious to ratify the treaty
ss it now stands. While no concerted ac
tion has been agreed upon by the demo
crats, it was learned tonight that the mi
nority would fight the principle of reci
procity aa enunciated by the treaty, and It
may be that the treaty will yet be aban
doned in view of existing conditions In
.Not In Line with Richards.,
Representative Mondell presented to the
president todsy J. A. Van Orsdell, attorney
general of Wyoming, and Ed H. titahle.
chairman of the county committee of Lar
amie county, men of Infljence In the repub
lican party of that state. All three gentle
men assured the president that they are
Ignorant of any estrangement from him
among republicans of their state and do not
believe there Is or will be any. From
sources believed to be reliable it Is learned
that Governor De Forest Richarda has a
large sized senatorial bee buzzing In hla
bonnet and that he has designs upon Sen
ator Clark'a aeat. Be thla as It msy, ef
forts will at once be made to counteract
any influence tbe governor has obtained
end he will be shown that his recent utter
ances regarding the president have falleu
upon sterile soil.
Not Enthusiastic for Merecr.
"Dave" Mercer does not read his title
clear to the directorship of the census by
any means, as some of the eastern news
papers BBsert, and it now seas fe to
predict that the president will look else
where for a successor to Director Merriam.
The Nebraska senators yesterday, it 'a
understood, told the president that while
they had no objections to his taking care
of Mr. Mercer, they were emphatically op
posed to his nomination being chargeable
to Nebraska, In view of thvtr pronounced
friendliness for C. J. Greene for the United
Statea circuit bench.
The senate today confirmed the nomina
tion of F. J. Etter as postmaster at South
Omaha and that of C. K. Olsen as post
master at Newman Grove. .
Senator Millard la now engaged in mak
ing hla first appointments of postmasters
In the Second district. His first recom
mendation was that of FV J. Etter of Stonth
Omaha. Today he recommended the ap
pointment of Henry It. Lowry at Richfield,
Sarpy county. He also recommended the
appointment of George A. Brooks at Ba
zlle Mills In the Third district.
Opening Shoshone Reserve.
Representative Mondell of Wyoming had
a conference with the commissioner of In
dian' affairs today looking to early action
on the part of the Indian office in conclud
ing a treaty with the Shoshone and Arapa
hoe Indians, throwing open to aettlement
about 1,000,000 acres of the Shoshoe reser
vation. Allotments are about completed on
the reservation and It ia the desire of the
Wyoming delegation to have the treaty
concluded so that congress may enact ap
propriate legislation opening the reserva
tion to settlement.
Senator Gamble of South Dakota called
on the secretary of the Interior today with
a view of securing a modification of the
rules promulgated by the department aa to
Inherited Indian lands. He told the secre
tary that the present rules were consid
ered slcw and combersome and that atrong
pressure had been made by the people, on
the Yankton and Slsseton reservations to
have the present rulea modified.
Senators Gamble and Klttrldge were atf
the White House Saturday evening by ap
pointment with tbe president. While the
subject of the conference has been kept
secret It is learned that there waa consid
erable political talk about South Dakota
and the question of a delegation favorable
to Roosevelt's nomination wss considered.
Charles H. Batea of Yankton arrived In
the city today on matters connected with
the Interior department.
C. A. Guernsey, president of tho Wyom
ing senate arrived In Washington today.
Mr. Guernsey cornea to Washington to see
the commissioner of the land office upon
matters pertaining to his Irrigation
schemes. The company with which Mr.
Guernsey Is connected has taken up 250,000
acres of arid land in the Big Horn val
ley and it proposes to irrigate it, drawing
the water supply from the Shoshone river.
Forwarding Building Plans.
The supervising architect of the treasury
baa taken up Items contained in the om
nibus public buildings bill and Is preparing
machinery to carry ita provisions Into ef
fect as rapidly as may be. Tha first items
to be attended to are those calling for
tbe purchase of altea for new public build
ings In various cities throughout the coun
try. Architect Taylor said today he would
have the necessary advertisements drawn
and forwarded to newspapers in the local
ities affected. He expects to have all thla
preliminary work finished before tha close
of tbe present week. L'Ltler the law these
advertisementa run for thirty days, at the
end of which period auch bids as are re
ceived are opened at the office of the archi
tect of the treasury in tbls city. Then a
special agent Is sent to the town or city
to look over tbe varloua sites offered and
makes report upon same, generally recom
mending tbe site which he deems best
suited for tbe purpose. Then even after
the special agent renders his report It baa
beer, liie policy of Secretary Shaw to allow
a still further period of thirty daya within
which to hear from all citizens of the town
or city who may wish to communicate to
the treasury In writing any sugeatlons they
uzf have regarding tbe locality of the
site. Thus generally about ninety days or
even more elapses before tha chosen site
Is publicly announced.
In Nebraska two citiea secured appropria
tions for sites for public buildings York
and Grand Island. In Iowa two cities re
ceived appropriations for sites Mason City
and Webster City.
The deed of the site aelected for tbe new
pustoffice at Yankton, 8. D., baa been
formally recorded and the treasury warrant
for $6,90 haa been sent to the owners
of the property. The property purchased
.(.Continued on Second Page.)
CONDITION OFJHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska-Fair Wednesday
and Warmer In Knst Portion; Thursday
Temperature at Omaha Veeterdayi
Dear. Hoar. Icg.
. . Jl. 1 p. m "
..:. X p. m H
. . 51 S v. m
Kl 4 p., m T
ft.t fl p. m
i ..... . .t I p. m ..... . Htl
T p. m 341
....... 35 8 p. m 84
p. tit 31
BANQUET 0FHE OHIO CLUB
Features of the Program Arranged
for the Function of Thurs
The committee on arrangements tor the
Ohio club banquet met at the office of
Charles D. Thompson In the Karbach block
last night for perfecting further details
for the banquet, to take place at the Com
mercial club Thursday night. The several
commltteea reported progress and that all
details were practically completed.
A telegram was received from Hon. Tom
L. Johnson of Cleveland which atated his
Inability to attend as tho "spring campaign
was now on at Cleveland and I am too
busy to avail myself of the kind Invita
tion, but aend you my kindest regards."
The program committee announced tho
following ar-eakera for the evening: Intro
ductory lemarks, Judge W. W. Slabaugh.
toastmastcr; "Ohloans by Marriage,"
Charles A. Goss; "The Women of Ohio,"
Mrs. W. P.' Harford; "Noted Men of Ohio."
John L. Webster. Following these will be
short volunteer responses to toasts.
The menu cards will be shaped In accord
with the outlines of the state of Ohio, and
the menu will comprise dishes named after
the Important cities and counties of th
state. All people of Ohio, whether native
born or residents of the Buckeye state, will
be cordially welcomed to the banquet, and
all auch are rcqueated to notify Frank Bar
rett, secretary, by telephone No. 2361, or
any member of tho committee.
METHODIST HOSPITAL ANNUAL
Report Shows Seven Thousand Dollar
Increase to Fund for New
The annual meeting of the board of
trusrers of the Methodist hospital was held
yesterday afternoon at the Young Men'a
Christian association building, with a large
attendance of Methodist ministers, laymen
and deaconnesses. The reports showed that
of the 800 patlenta cared for during th
year one-third have been free patients,
also that about (7,000 had been added to
the fund for tbe new hospital building.
The election of the board of trustees for
the coming year waa the business of the
afternoon, resulting aa follows: Charles A.
Gosa. W. P. Harford. C. W. DeLamatre,
R. B. Schneider of Fremont, Rev. J. W.
Jennings, Rev. D. K. Tindall, Wllrtam Wil
son of Blair and George W. Linlnger.
BRICKLAYERS AND- WAGES
Union Adopts Resolution to Set at
Rest Rumors of Extortionate
OMAHA. March 10. To the Editor of The
Bee: The following action was taken by
the Bricklayers' union tonight:
Whereas. There are belns- circulated sen
sational stories of the exorbitant demands
for Increased wages this coming season by
the bricklayera, which we believe to he
very detrimental to the Interest of this
union, by reason of their action In delay
ing many proposed building operations;
therefore, be it
Itesolved That we state for the benefit
of prrpectlve builders that such strte
menis are without a semblance of author
ity from the Drloklayers' union, and that
the bricklayers expect to receive no greater
Increase In wages than th demand for
such mechanics will warrant.
T. O. HAZEL. Secretary.
WEARE FIRM IS SUSPENDED
Chicago Commission House Driven
Out by Board of Trado for
CHICAGO, March 10. Porteus E. Weare.
president of the Weare Commission com
pany, and Charlea A. Weare, the secretary,
were suspended from the Board" of Trade
today for uncommercial conduct. The pres
ident will not be allowed the privileges
of the board for two years, and Charlea A.
Weare la suspended for one year.
Charlea O. McNeil of Sioux City filed the
charge as the outcome of an unsuccessful
criminal ault the Wearea Instituted against
OREGON IN SEVERE STORM
Small Boata Are Carried Away,
Though the Ship Itself Suffers
SAN FRANCISCO, March 10. Sailors re
cently on the battleship Oregon, who have
arrived her on tha ateamer Coptic, report
that Oregon waa In a terrific storm on Feb
ruary 20 while enrouta from Yokohama to
The boata were carried away, the large
seven-ton launch waa toased cut of Its
davita and against tha turrets and other
damage done, though tbe ihlp itself sus
tained very little damage.
GALE TUMBLES HOUSES OVER
Wlad Sweeps Through Oregon at
Velocity of Eighty Mllea
PORTLAND. Ore., March 10. A gale, the
estimated velocity of which waa forty miles
an hour, prevailed lu tbia vicinity early
thia morning. Several light frame houses
under construction were blown down an
a number of cblmneys toppled over.
At the mouth of the Columbia tbe esti
mated velocity of the wind waa eighty miles
CENTENARIAN VETERAN DIES
Fights la Three Wars, Afterwsrds
Serving as Justice for Forty
HARTVILLE. Mo., March 10. James
8parks, a veteran of tbe Blackbawk, Mex
ican and civil wars, died hers today, aged
Ha waa a Justice of tbe peace for forty
Movements of Ocean easels March in.
At New York Arrived Karamanla from
Marseilles, Palermo, etc., Finland, from
Antwerp. Sailed Kaiser Ullhelm Ier
Orosau from Hremtn via Plymouth and
At Ant w rp Arrived Kroouland from
At Browhead Passed Bohemian from
New York for Liverpool.
At I-ondon Arrived Mlime tonka from
New York, .
SAVAGE IN EARNEST
E. Eosewtter Takss Issue with Clanoej
Regarding Action of Ex-Qorernor.
THROWS SOME LIGHT ON BARTLEY DEALS
Tells Committeo Where it Csn Becurs
Some of Desired Information.
EX-TREASURER LOCATED IN CHICAGO
Doubtful Whether Ha or Baraga Will
Appear to Testify.
HOUSE DECIDES TO INVESTIGATE STUEFER
Puts In Some Time nn Revenue
Bill and Passes Amendment
the Omaha Reglstrn
E. ROSE WATER appeared before the
Hartley invt sllgatlng committee and gavo
testimony as to correspondence and con
versation with Hartley and Savage; also
sugKestlnns as to where other testimony
and Information could be obtained. Com
mittee adjourned until Thursday at 1
p. m., when Attorney General Trout will
ao before It.
Sl'KCIAL COMMITTEE to Investigate
charges made against ex-Treasurer Btue
fer Is named by thf house.
HOl'SK appoints a sifting committee; In
definitely poKtpones the bill for "a
greater Omaha. '
HOUSE passes a bill to more stringently
regulate voting at primaries In cities of
the metropolitan class; also a bill to re
move the limit of two-thirds from rail
road indebtedness, ami allowing anv
amount. In omi.-.ltlee of the whole
amends the new revenue law to make
April 1 the date for assessing properly
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, March 10. (Special.) After
listening to statements made by E. Rose
water, whom the Bartlcy Investigation com
mittee Invited to appear and teatlfy before
It, that committee adjourned thla morning
to meet again Thursday at 1 p. m. Attorney
General Prout waa present this morning In
response to the committee's request, but
was not heard. He will testify at the next
The committee has aa yet obtained no
tangible Information concerning that
mooted "cigar box," ita contenta and where
abouts, but it haa laid plana which It la
confident will work out favorably and give
to tbe public at least some of the hidden
secrets which are ao persistently de
manded. The committee has succeeded In
locating Bartley and Is hopeful of yet se
curing his presence boforo It. The default
ing official la in Chicago and today ha waa
advised through a registered letter that
he waa wanted. Friends of the ex-convlct
insist still that ho will appear. His sud
den disappearance on the eve of thla In
vestigation, however, does not lend cre
dence to their atatementa.
Aa for former Governor Savage, ha haa
not been heard from and ther is little
hope of gettlcg htra here at any early
date, if at all.. So far as is known he la
ittlll in Scattlo." Wasa. Hla former secre
tary, R. J. Clancey, testified last night
that he had not beard from him and did not
know whether he waa still In Seattle or. not,
but supposed be waa. The committee, not-'
withstanding Mr. Clanrey'a statementa
that Savage knew nothing about thia af
fair and therefore could not give any per
tinent testimony, la very deslroua that ha
should appear and leana atrongly to the
opinion that the former executive could
throw considerable light upon tha situa
tion. For this reason further efforts will
be made to bring Savage bock. The Idea
that Savage never referred to the "cigar
box" except In a casual. Incidental way
and was Joking when ho had Indited that
vltrloltc epistle In which he sought to ex
cuse his official act in pardoning Bartley .
and clumsily Implicated Innocent parties In
the peculations of the ex-slate treasurer,
impresses itself only as a ludicrous subter
fuge. The general tendency seems to be to
take the former governor at his word when
he insisted that he knew aomethlng of tbe
whereabouts and contents of this "cigar
box" and could, therefore, make aome Inter
esting and valuable dtaclosures to the com
mittee. Hacking Ip Committee.
Since the Investigation of this corruption
has assumed tangible form public intereat
has been greatly stimulated and the com
mitteemen are being strongly encouraged
by expressions from prominent and repu
table citizens who are deeply concerned in
seeing this mystery fathomed for tha bene
fit and edification of the atate. They
doubtless will be given cubstantlal aid In
prosecuting their work from now on. The
cry of the petwlmist or the person, who for
obvious reasons, wanta to see the Investi
gation suppressed and there are plenty of
such that "nothing will come cf it; lt'a
only a farce at best," is not credited. Tbe
Bartley lobbyists are atlll at work. Invad
ing the floors of both houses, exerting
every effort to put an end to thla inquiry.
It doea not look, however, aa If thla ele
ment would be auccessful In lt'a achemea.
The committee has listed a number of
namea of persons It will subpoena within
the next two daya for the next meeting,
Thursday. Some of those who will be
called are prominent citizens and tbelr
presence, it Is said, will have a very ex
hilarating effect on tbe progrcas of tha
hearing. Tbe commltta prefera that these
names be not disclosed, aa to do ao would
tend to baffle the commlttee'a plans.
E. noaewatrr Testifies.
By the request of the Investiga
tion committee, E. Rosewater appeared
thla morning to anawer queutlona In Una
with tbe Inquiry Into tbe so-called Bartley
cigar box. Mr. Rosewater aald he had no
positive personal knowledge of tbe
box or its contenta or circum
stances connected with it. He had.
j as a newspaper man, a fund of
j information imparted to him by others who
claimed to know certain things of intarast.
But tbe committee, at the instance of
Representative Nelson of Douglas, forbade
tbe introduction as record testimony of
Mr. Rosewater told of having talked with
Bartley and ex-Governor Savage and of
having bad caustic correspondence with both
regarding this affair, and that both refused
to give the names of any peisdns to whom
the plundered funds had been loaned. He'
related Savage's threat to uncover the
rigar box at the end of his official term and
effectively denied Ciancey's statement that
Governor Savage was Joking when
he made thia bold assertion. Ha
said, on tbe contrary, that tha
former governor waa in dead earneat.
Mr. Roaewater aaid It waa a matter of
public hl-tory that Bartley waa said to have
taken Savage Into partnership with him in
certain mines in Colorado. He also aald
that it had been publicly reported that
Former Governor l'oynter had declined an
ctfer of l:ir,ooo for tho pardon ot Bartley.
Hs thought Former Attorney General C J.
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