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The Omaha Daily Bee.
1:STAUL1HII1U) JUNE 1!, 1871.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MOKMXC2, MAIICII IT, UKW-TEN PACiES.
KINC-Ll. COPY TIIKKI. CENTS.
COMING TO OMAHA
President it to Visit Six Nebraska Oitiet
Lata Nut Month.
STRENUOUS WESTERN TRIP IS PLANNED
eeral Daily Viit Are Arranged for
Fine Weeks' Tour.
WEST AND NORTHWEST TO SEE ROOSEVELT
IxecotfTB Will B Kept Busy TraTeling
DUE TO REACH ALLIANCE ON APRIL 25
Island, Hastings, Lincoln, Trt
mont aad fcato City Art All to
Receive ('alia from 9mm
President Roosevelt srIU epand the Bight
of Mondny, April 27, la Omaha, arriving;
at t o'clock In the evening of that day
and departing at 6 o'clock Urn next morn
ing for the south. Ha will ho given first
a drive about the city by bla hosts, the
governors of the Knlghta of Ak-Sar-nen,
and then will be tendered a dinner at the
Omaha club, but there will be no publlo
Thua la Omaha to hare reparation for
the disappointment of laat fall, when the
president waa to hare graced the carnival
festivities with hla presence the night of
September 17, but waa prevented from
doing ao by the Increasing seriousness of
the injury to hla leg.
At that time Secretary Cortelyou, for
the president. Implied that the latter would
yet carry out bla plana and the Ak-8sr-Ben
governors accordingly renewed their
InvlUtion. with the result that It haa Just
been formally accepted by the president,
for thla new date. The substitution of a
carriage drive for the customary publlo
reception Is at tba wlab of the president
and will have tbs effect of giving more
persona opportunity to aee him with less
fatigue to them and to the executive hlm
aclf. Nebraska Cities oi tat Reate.
Practically every Nebraska point that
was on the list laat fall Is on the list now
and will be honored with the executive's
presence for about the same length of time
contemplated in the original plan. The
The first Important stop will be at Orand
Island, where the presidential party will
apend all Sunday, April 26. and until 9:30
Monday morning, when It will proceed to
Hastings. The mayor of Grand Island Is
to hsve charge of the arrangements there
and Senator Deltrlch of the arrangements
at Hastings, his home town.
About 2 p. m. Monday the party Is to ar
rive In Lincoln, where there Is to be a car
riage drive, arrangements tor which are
to bo under the supervision of Congressman
DurketU From Lincoln tbe party, abandon
ing the Burlington, will go over the Elk
horn to Fremont for a thlrty-mlnuto stop
. and then come Into Omaha over the Union
Tactile, arriving here 'at or about 6 p. m.
MtUlAml . MltllM , l .11 t I
are to be submitted to tho president's new
' ".aeretary, Mr. Loeb, within the next few
Full details of hla entertslnment here
lave not been decided upon, but they will
te In charge of Senator Millard. Tbe names
ef all who will be In the president's party
during the trip have not been announced.
When the president leaves Omaha, early
In the morning of Tuesday, the 28ih. he will
go directly to St, Louis, there to partici
pate 1n the dedication of the exposition
Itinerary- ot Toar Ready.
WASHINGTON, March Several sen
ators snd members ot the house of representative-
from weatern states todsy bad
conferences with President Roosevelt con
cerning his approaching tour of tbe west
and northwest. Dates for tbs president's
visits to cities of the several slates t be
Included In his journey were discussed. A
few changes were made, but the itinerary of
the trip practically has been completed
with the exception ot the time of srrlval
and departure from a few places. Tbe Itin
erary now Is In tbe hands ot the railroads
for exact determination of the running time
of tbe president's train.
The party will leave Washington on ths
morning of April 1 and proceed to Chicago.
April 2 will be spent in Chicago. Thenca
tho president will go to Madison, Wis.,
where, on the morning ot the 3d, be will
address the legislature In the statebouse.
Waukesha and Milwaukee will be visited
next. He will be entertained at a banquet
by the Merchants' end Manufacturers' as
sociation of Milwaukee.
The next morning, after a two hours'
stop at La Crosse, he will go to St. Paul
and Minneapolis, leaving tbs latter elty
late that night and arriving In Sioux Falls,
S. D., the next morning. After a brief stop
there be will go to Ysnkton. Mitchell and
Aberdeen. 8. D., and Edgeley, N. D. On
the morning of April 7 he will resch Fargo,
N. I), and visit Jamestown, Bismarck,
Mandao and Medora, all In North Da
kola. He will visit Livingston, Mont., on
Wednesday, April I, and arrive at Cinna
bar, Mont., at noon of that day.
Cinnabar is at tbs entrance te the Yel
lowstone park. The president's train will
be sidetracked there until Friday, April 14.
President Rooaevelt, sccompanted by Secre
tary Root end John Burroughs, the poet
naturalist of New York, will make an ex
tended tour of the Yellowstone National
rark under the guidance of Major Pitcher,
the park superintendent. On thla trip the
president will be escorted by a picked de
tail of soldiers. It is understood thst Sec
retary Loeb anj the other members of tba
president's psrty will bs on the train at
Cinnabar during the president's absence,
but comraunlcstion will be maintained with
the prealdent daily during bis abbenca.
Alliance First Nebraska Slap,
On Friday. April 24. he will leave Cinna
bar and after passing through Livingston,
Mont., and Billings, Mont., srrlvs st Al
liance. Neb., late on 'he afternoon ot April
S5. After a short stop there he will pro
ceed to Grand Island, Neb., where the party
ill spend Sunday. During Monday, April
7' mont and Omaha. He will spend the night
st Omaha and reach Sheoandoah. Ia., early
on the tftb. During that day he will make
brief stops at Clsrinda. VsnWert. Osceola,
lxs Molaes, Oskalooaa and Ottumwg, all In
Pasalug Ihe night on ths train, ths prea
ldent will srrive at Keokuk, Is., on the
morning of the 29th and on that day will
visit Qulncy, III., Hannibal. Mo., Louisiana.
Mo., sad ClsrksTllle. Mo. He will srrlvt st
f St. Louis late In the afternoon. Inst night
and Thursday. April SO, will be spent In St.
Louis, where Mr. Roosevelt will partici
pate In the ceremonies Incident to the ded-
Continued mm Second Pag4 .
ISLANDS ARE WASHED AWAY
Kali rartlralare Arrive of Terrible
ltarrleaae In loath
AN FRANCISCO. MaK?' ' '-rpolss
arrived flora Australia today! . ' ad
dltlonal ncs of the tyihoon ' i. f '
wave at the Pearl Island group .
middle of January.
The French government has Investigated
the disaster and found that between GOO
and 600 Islanders perished during the stnrm.
After the wind had subsided and the
waters receded bodies of drowned natives
were found tied to -trees sbout the piece.
The Islands of llao, Mornkau and III
queru are virtually wanted away, as they
sre st present little shove the sea level
and are destitute of vegetation. On them
man csnnot subsist, as tbe soil has van
ished and the cocoanut trees are dried
up and dead.
After the storm passed the survivors
were In a piteous plight. Food wss at a
discount, and from combating tons of wa
ter the sufferers were brought to the brink
of death from being thirsty. Shelterless,
nude, weak and discouraged. It Is not to be
wondered at that a few of them looted the
neighbors' goods. However, on the whole,
tho order was commendable.
The relief from thirst came In the form
ot condensed water provided by Mr. Gil
bert, an American, who secured the con
sent ot Dr. Bounatl to dial 111 water. The
sdmlnlstrstor was st first skeptical, but.
having refused consent, he wsa given a
small quantity of fresh water from a minia
ture condenser constructed by Mr. Gilbert.
At length two tsnka, some frames of an
Iron bed, for use as tubes, and some tubs
were found. .With this primitive machin
ery 200 gallons of fresh wster were dis
tilled dally for several days.
The last sensatlonst hurricane In the
district swept over the 8amoan and Navi
gators Islands fourteen years sgo today.
Six warships and ten other vessels were
lost and 142 officers snd men of tho Ger
man and American navies lost their lives.
Of all the abips In tho harbor the British
corvette Calllpoe waa tbe only one to
escape, owing to tbe masterly seamanship
of tho captain and the general rule on Eng
lish vessels never to let steam go down.
FOREIGN EXHIBITS AT FAIR
Fraaee to Bo Well Represented at
St. Lob Is, bat Soma Doabt
BERLIN. March 16. The St. Louis expo
sition appropriation of 175,000 marks will
be presented to the budget commltte of tho
The committee, which Is largely composed
of party leaders, has been systematically
cutting down the government's requests,
anj may take oft the appropriation tor St.
Interior Secretary von Pssadowskl-Wer-ner.
It Is understood, canvassed the com
mittee rather carefully and is In doubt
whether he can secure a majority for leav
ing the Item as It is. The argument whlcl.
the Imperial secretary Is using Is that the
honor of the government Is fully committed
to adequate representation and It will not
do to affront the United States by backing
PARIS. March 16. Minister of, Public In
struction Chaumle has Issued a decree gov
erning the exhibition ot French works ot
art at the St. Louie exposition.
It establishes the French section of the
fine arts exhibit and directs that it be
opened from May 1 to December 1, 1904. It
will be limited to works ot art produced
The works of art are divided Into alx
classes first, paintings; second, la quarel
les, miniatures; third, sculpture; fourth,
architecture; fifth, engravings snd litho
graphs; sixth, porcelain and mosaics and
works of metal, wood, leather and silk.
Copies are excluded. Etch artist Is lim
ited to six works. Their merit will bo de
cided by a Jury to be named later. The
ministers ot public instruction and com
merce. Jointly with the state, undertake
the expenses of Installation and exhibition.
TO BE NO WAR AT PRESENT
Troablo Between Salvador and Osste
mala to Bo Settled by Arbi
tration. PANAMA, Msrch IS. Cable dispatchea
received here from Salvador ssy the ef
forts made by Consul General Chocano
have made possible a peaceful arrange
ment of the differences between Salvador
and Guatemala, which, It la added, will
be aubmitted to the arbltratioa of a
Senor Chocano at Drat proposed that
President Dlax ot Mexico be appointed as
The Guatemalan army will be disbanded
The presidents of Guatemala and Salvador
have expressed their gratitude at the medi
ation ot Senor Chocano, who Is consul gen
eral ot Pern at Guatemala City.
OFFENDERS TAKEN TO JAIL
Defaaltiaar Officers Are Placed Bo
hind Prison Walla at
MANILA. March 16. William Wilson,
former disbursing officer ot the bureau of
coast guard and transportation here, who
was arrested at Montreal, on tbe charge
of embezzling 18,000, arrived here from
Montreal today In custody.
I James Besham, disbursing officer of the
' Philippines board ot health, who was re
cently convicted of altering the accounts
ot the board, arrived here todsy from
Shanghai, from which city he was extra-
The two prisoners were tsken to Jail.
OFFICER TAKES HIS OWN LIFE
Police Sergeant of St. Loots Cannot
Stand Crltlrlaua ot Hla Offi
ST. LOUIS. March 16. Pollcs Sergeant
John Noonsn ot tbe Fourth precinct. In
which vice and corruption dlatloaures were
recently made by tbe grand Jury, com
muted sulcids today by cutting hla throat
and shooting himself In the sbdomen. He
hsd been suffering front nerveus prostra
tion JUSTICE DAY STILL IMPROVES
Sponda a Comfortable Klht aad Ilia
WASHINGTON. March 16. Reporta from
the bedside ef Mr. Justice Day of ths su
preme court continue favorable.
His temperature which has given tbe
physicians some concern, had dropped to
LINDSAY SEES PRESIDENT
Accompanied by Senator Dietrich He Pre
sents Papers for Attorneyship.
HULL TALKS ON POLITICS IN IOWA
presses (astdraet In Ills Ability
.Win Ont In (astral for Ite
Bomlsallos In HMI t a m
palnn. (From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, March 18. (Special Tele
gram.) Senator Dietrich, with Chairman
Lludsay of the republican stato committee,
ckllrd on tho president today tor tbe pur
poae of personally presenting Mr. Lindsay
as the candidate for ths United States at
torneyship. The fight over tho district at
torney has drawn Its weary length along
since December. Senstor Dietrich has
grown wesry of Inaction and he now pro
poses to actively push the candidacy of
Lludsay for the place and Insists the rsnk
and file of the republican party of the state
asks his appointment at the hands ot the
president. Mr. Lindsay's lnoorsements
were presented to the president.
tommlaaloner Rlcbarda 111.
W. A. Richards, commissioner of the gen
eral land offico, la confined to his home with
an attack ot grip. Mr. Richards has been
working very herd since he became the
head of tbe land office and Is considerably
run down In consequence. His physician
has ordered him to remain closely at home
tor a few days.
Hall Not Alarmed.
Too so-cslled "Iowa Idea" as to tariff
reduction will be tried out In the coming
campaign In Tolk county and will be along
the lines as enunciated by Governor Cum
mins In his recent speech In Des Moines.
The contest will be watched with Interest
both because of Its tariff features and also
because it will determine whether the vet
eran representative. J. A. T. Hull, Is to re
ceive another nomination. Recent dis
patches from Des Moines to the eastern
press hsve been proclaiming the defeat of
Captain Hull and the trlumnh or ih. !-..
Idea," or, In other words, Governor Cum
mins ideas ot a material reduction ot cer
tain Of the tariff schedules. Pant-In Htill
who has been tarrying In Warhlngton
since me adjournment of congress to set
tle up odds and ends nf intr.t hi.
constituency which he had not the time to
ii-uu to oetors. Has about cleaned up bis
Slate and Will leave, fne Inmi. wn.
- - .... -" " LUUl WJ.f
or Thursday of this week. Mr. Hull will
piunge at once Into the local political fight
and does not by any means feel alarmed
because his opponents a few dsys ago se
cured the election of a majority of tbe
"I don't care whether the mhn- en--,-
have the county committee or not," said
air. Mull. "All that committee has to do
Is to call the primaries for the tinmlml Inn
of a republican candidate for congress. For
several years the committee has been wita
me, and I have been accused nf dnin. -it
sorts of things. Now I am perfectly willing
tei me omer side nave the committee.
Cummins and I live In the aom. nr.i-
and I easily beat him there In tbe last
ngnt. He and hla friends say they can
defeat me at tbe Dri marl est for nnmln.ttnn
next year.' I am not entirely convinced
iuai mey can. as to the "Iowa Idea" we
hear s6 much about lust now. I am f-A t-
confeas, I don't know exactly Just what Is
xneani Dy it. I do know, however, that
the president and leading republicans gen
erally propose to do nothing to cause a
Blackening of the present prosperous con
dition of the country, and do not Intend
to hasard it with crematnr- i-i.i.ti-
whlch would send us into the next na
tional campaign with panicky or disturbed
commercial feellnss Instead nt ih v
lug which will surely come with a continua
tion oi prosperity. So far as a revLio- -r
the tariff Is concerned, the r-niihu--- it
in power, will legislate along lines to pre
serve prosperity tnstesd of destroying it.
It Is never good doIIcv to i- , .
bridge which Is safely carrying one over.
in my opinion. Iowa republicans will be
loyal and In accord with the nrnatdent .-.
the national platform when the time comes
tor mem to act.
Roatlao of Dcpartmeats.
Charles P. Schwar of Hebron Null
Samuel C. Johnson of Knoxvllle, In., were
today admitted to nretir hafnra .
Kennett R. Andrews and T. n dk.
were designated members of the civil serv
ice board for the Kearney (Neb.) post
office. Free delivery service will be e.t.hti.hc
June I next at Ames, la., with three car
riers, one suDsutuce and fourten atreet
These rural letter ca rrlera vm n
pointed todayi Nebraska, Columbus, Harry
Beardsley, regular; Enrle Weaver, subatl
tute. Iowa, Crawfordsville, Henry Whltt-
ng. regular e. b. wittrlg. substitute.
Holstela, George D. Agnew, regulari Mrs.
Emma Agnew, aubstltute.
The corporate existence of the Commer
cial Nstlonal bank of Waterloo, la., has
been extended until tbe close of business
March 16. 192S.
Tbe Corn Exchange National bank of
Chicago has been approved aa reserve agent
for the First National bank of Fonda, Ia.
These rural free delivery routes will be
established April li Iowa, Br'gnton, Wash
ington county, two routes; area covered. 34
square miles; population, 96S. South Da
kota, Elkton, Brookings county, two addi
tional routes; area, 93 square miles; pop
Jodare Van Devanter Swora Ia.
Judge Willis Van Devanter today took
the oath ot office aa circuit Judge of the
Eighth Judicial circuit aud this evening
left for St. Louis, where by special re.
quert ot hla associates on the circuit bench
he will sit with them In tbe celebrated
merger case of the Northern Securities
company. After being sworn into bis new
position today. Judge Van Devanter's as
sistants, twenty-five in number. In the
legal branch of tbe Interior department,
presented htm with engrossed resolutions
expressing their appreciation of hla work
in the department and with a baudsome
gold watch fob, handsomely Jewelled.
Becomes Aaslataal Secretary.
Rudolph Foreter of Virginia wss sp
polnted todsy assistant secretsry to ths
president. lie was educated in this city
and Is a graduate ot tbe Cc-lu.nbis univers
ity Isw echocl. He enured the g vtrnruent
service la mi and since 1DO0 has been ex
ecutive clerk to the pietident.
WyomlnaT UHtrlala Approved.
The senste In executive session tod.y
confirmed the following nominations i Ern
est Lun. minister resldeet snd cousul
general at Monrovia, Liberia; John I).
Isly, surveyor general of Oregon; A. B.
Hayes, sollc'tor of Internal revenue; James
N. Kelly, receiver of public moneys at
Bozeman, Meet.; John A. Swenoa. receiver
(Continued on Second Page.)
MEN NOT ORDERED TO QUIT
Trainmen on Chtrnao at Alton Have
No Intention ot Striata
FT. LOUIS, Msrch 11. P. H. Morrlssey.
grand master of the Brotherhood of Rail
way Trainmen, when shorn n the dispatch
from Chicago stating thai the trainmen of
the Chicago A Alton railroad had been di
rected to strike unless their demsnd for
an Increase of V. ages Is sgreed to by the
officials of the road, said there was not a
word of truth In It.
Mr. Morrlssey dictated the following
atatement, which he said covers the situa
tion on the Alton road:
The report sent out from Chicago that
the trainmen of the Chicago A Alton rail
road have hern dtrecte.1 to go on a strike
unites their demiind for an Increase of
wiiKf-s Is aTe1 to by the ottlilals of the
ruHil h.ts no foundation in fact.
There has been no propoHttion to strike
submitted to the employes of the system
and there can le no strike unless the em
ployes authorise It hv a tv.o-thlnlN vote.
The rommlttee representing the trainmen
and c-oiidiK'tors are conferring with the
general offi- rs of the railroad company ns
to wages and rules governing th-ir em-
f loymcnt, mid there Is every reason to br
ieve they will reach an amicable agree
ment. The fact that an offlrer of each orgHnlsa
tlon connectwi with the committee in t'hl
iko yesterday has no aigniiicanre. Theso
ofllci ra were enroiits from tt. Louis to Ft.
l'nul snd Incidentally met the Alton com
mittee In Chlearo yesterday, bs they may
have met committees of oilier Hues.
VOTE WILlTFAVOR STRIKE
Employes of Krrr York, New Haven A
Hartford Demand Con
cessions. NEW YORK, March 16 According to
employes of the New York, New Haven t
Hartford railway in this city the vote of the
men will show a large majority to be In
favor of a strike it concessions csnnot be
secured. The csnvass of the vote probably
will be complete by tonight.
When asked about the standing a com
mittee of citlxens would hsve If they should
endeavor to bring about a settlement aa
official of the railroad company said:
Ths railroad' has stated Its position
through Its president and there is nothing
more to add at the, present time.
J. P. Morgan and other members of the
board of directors ot the company were In
conference, with President Hall today. It
was said thrs waa nothing to give out.
President Hall of the railroad company
sent a communication to the Joint com
mittee tonight, announcing that be will
meet tomorrow. The committee hare
accepted the Invitation, and therefore will
not announca the result of tbe poll.
It Is understood that It ia the Idea of
President Hall that this meeting Is to be
informsl, and for a discussion of the rea
sons why the company haa not been able
to formally meet the Joint committee.'
NEW MEN REFUSE TO WORK
Workers Imported by tbe American
Bridge Compaay Join tbo
PITTSBURG, March 16. After raiting
aeveral weeks for the striking structural
Iron workers to reeume work the American
Bridge co m pen yd ec tt Test wp-pk to Im
port men and today thirty-eight men
reached here from Louisville.
They were met at the stite convention by
a force of detectives and escorted to the
company's offices, but after learning the
situation they refused to work and later
Joined the strikers at their headquarters.
The company la determined to resume and
declares that more men will be imported
If tbe strikers Interfere with them an
appeal for protection will be made to the
court. The Louisville men will be sent
borne by tbe strikers.
MARIETTA, O., March 16. The Ameri
can Bridge company brought forty men
here today to take the place of the men
who are out on a sympathetic strike and
thirty of these men went to work on tbe
bridge over the Ohio river. A number cf
special policemen have been sworn In.
GENERAL BOYCOTT ORDERED
Kansas City I'nlon Hen Vrged to
Avoid Merchnnts Opposlnsr
KANSAS CITY, March 16. The Industrial
council has passed resolutions urging thi
15,000 union men In the city to boycott all
business men who ars not In sympathy
with the striking teamsters, and the situa
tion la now more tense than It haa been
slnnce the strike began.
A mass meeting In ths Interest of tbe
striking teamsters will be held tomorrow
night, which will be addressed by Mayor
Reed and labor leaders.
PLANS FOR A ROUGH RIDE
Roosevelt May Make a Portion of His
Jonrney In Wyoming; on
CHEYENNE, Wyo., March 16 If Pres
ident Roosevelt carries out bis plsn to
ride horseback from Laramie to Cheyenne
during ths weatern trip, troop A, Wyoming
National guard of this plsce, will be de
tailed to escort him.
A cowboy escort will also probably be
provided. The flfty-seven-mlle ride from
Laramie to this plsce ia filled with points
of Interest, Including some very rugged
Makes a serloae C'hararo.
MANILA, March 16 General Allan, chief
of the Philippine constabulary, haa written
to President Gt-nei of the national party,
charging that the party Is assisting the
ladrones in Rlxal and Bulacan provinces
and requesting Gomes to produce the
records of the organisation anj explain
the collection and use of the dues. Gomes
reported that tbe party was not guilty.
He sdmltted thst Individual members as
sisted the ladrones, but said the psny ex
pelled them for so doing. General Allan
placed evidence In tbe baads of the prose,
cutlng attorney and It If expected that
the government will prosecute a number
ot the nationalists.
Smallpos at Itaasctt.
LONG PINE. Neb.. March 16. (Special
Te It gram.) The town of Basset t, east of
here, is suffering from an epidemic of
smallpox. The school bsa been closed, and
all public meetlnr- prohibited. No deaths
have bw a reported In town, although there
haa been st lesst one fatality in tbe coun
try. Kaapp l.lrra an Examination.
HAMILTON. O. March 16,-Alfred
Knao. the multi-murderer, was given a
preliminary examination before Mayor
Itosch today and held to the grand Jury
without !ail. The teslliomy develoixd
nothing new. Knapp waa handcuffed, but
aiixured calm, .Us cuu-l rwvm waa
1IAKR1MAN OUTWITS KEENE
Battle Between Wall Street GianU for
Control of Southern Pacific
FORMATION OF POOL AND ITS RESULT
l:ffnrt to Mend Mock of I. ale llnnllna
ton Hond to Par Only Kites Its
Control by I nlnn I'nrlfle
NEW YORK, March 16 (Special ) The
firm of Taihot J. Taylor A Co. has Issued a
call for proxies to he voted at the annual
meeting of the Southern l'aclfic on April 8.
L'nlon Pacific has also sent out a call for
similar proxies. Th meaning of these
two events Is very plain. It Is that the
speculative forces of Wall street's grentest
speculator are arri.yd for battle against
the corporate powers st the command of
Wall street's grestest railroad king.
The origin of the struggle dales bacli
more than a year. At that lime Jaraea R.
Keeno began to ask various capitalists In
Wall street certsln questions relstlve to
tbe possibility of getting up a pool In
Southern I'arlfic stock. As v.eek followed
werk more snd moro of Wsll street's spec
ttlstlve fraternity professed s willingness
to enlist under the banner of Mr. Keene In
a rampalgn to put this stork thirty or forty
points higher than ruling -notations. All
last spring Mr. Keene and his lieutenant,
Talbot J. Taylor, worked unceasingly In
the completion of this pool. They tried
the market thoroughly. They put the stock
through Its psces snd discovered Just how
much It could be moved by the buying of a
certsln smount; how easily It broke under
selling, bow strong a beur party bad to be
met and defeated on each move of tho
game, how much capital It was necessary
to have behind the manipulation and, in
fact, they gained In those months of skirm
ishing sll the knowledge thst It was deemed
necessary to possess if the undertaking of
the pool wss to be carried through to a
Kerne's Plan Well Laid
On Mr. Keene's return from Europe last
summer the real campaign began. The
great leader told his friends that It would
be short and si-arp, and that by the end
of September Southern Pacific would be
selling at par. The pool at the beginning
of this short campaign consisted of about
800,000 shares ot the stock of Southern Pa
cific and was composed of about eighty
members. It was the biggest speculative
pool, and the richest, that Wall street haa
ever seen. It hsd behind It an aggregste
capital of nearly $100,000,000. The mem
bers of It were Strang snd confident,
amongst them were numbered some of Wall
street's oldest and wisest brokers, st lesst
two railroad presidents, two chairmen of
railroad boards, and five Independently
wealthy capitalists. Hardl a man In It
but was a director of one or more corpor
ations whose stock la listed on the Stock
The Wsll street public knew vaguely of
the pool and to a ma believed that It
would be carried through to a auccessful
conclusion. The name of Reese worked
wonders. They knew him as a man who
had tasted ot both victory and defeat In
the war ot Wall street. - The older one j re
membered how once he had gone down In
failure, and with what wonderful resource
he had risen again to power and wealth.
The younger ones knew him as the "great
bear," tbe man whose oaslsugbts on the
market hsd msny a time put to route the
strongest bull forces of the street. Of more
recent years thev knew him aa the man who
had acattered to tbe farthest corners of
the earth the stocks of the I'nlted States
Steel corporation. For two yeara he tad
been the most consistent bull. He hsd been
tbe light-hand man of J. P. Morgan. He
had accomplished in two years what no
syndicate had dared to undertake, namely,
the distribution of tbe bllllon-dollar capital
of I'nlted Statee Steel. He had accom
plished this distribution at high prices by
the most rerosrkable bull campaign In all
the Taried history of the street. Whst dif
ficulty then, they argued, would this man
have In distributing to the public 300.000
shares of such a stock ss Southern Pacific!
Confident ot His Position.
At the outset Mr. Keene assured the
members of the pool that Mr. E. H. Har
rlman would not in any way oppose the
pool operation. They acattered literature
arross tba continent to tell the public that
the 8outbern Pacific pool was going to put
tbe stock up partly In order that the 750,000
shares held by Union Pacific and Mr. Har
rlman might b of greater value to those
two Interests. They slated flatly thst
t'nlon Pacific and Mr. Harrimar. would In
no wise object to this increase In the valu?
ef their assets. At a cost of $40,000 ihey
Issued a magnificent clotbbound circular
telling of the greatness ot the Southern
Pacific railroad, Us marvelous resources.
Its wonderful territory. Its growing indus
tries, its thriving tomns, its rich mineral
prospects. Its splendid record of earnings.
They stated In this circular that before
the end ot 1902 Mr. Harrlman and I'nlon
Paclflo would decide to pay a dividend
ot 4 per oent en Southern Pacific stock.
They gave to the world the Impression that
Mr. Harriman and Union Pacific had
pledged themselves to the declaration ot
this dividend. They lefl to tbe world not a
single doubt aa to the fact that Southern
Pacific by the end ot 1902 would be a divi
dend stock, paying Its shareholders a rich
return on their Investment.
Southern Pacific went up. It went from
60 to 70 In a week. It went from 70 to 1.9
In three weeks. There It checked. Some
body waa selling. Msrket sharps In the
offices nudged one snotber ss they watched
the ticker snd confided to one another tbe
aecret: "Keeoe la selling the pool stock."
Hnrrlmnn's Hear to Strike.
That wss tbe crucial moment in the his
tory of this great pool. If It had been true
that Keene was doing what bis admirers
thought be wss doing all would have been
well. It Is true that Mr. Keene denied
flatly at that time that he waa selling
Southern Pacific, but of course no one be
lieved btra. No one ever believes the leader
ot a pool in Wall street, so the public
winked and made remarks complimentary
to the genius but not to the veracity of
James R. Keene. Mesntlme the selling
continued Southern Psriflc was traded In
to a tremendous extent. Some dsys ss
much as lOG.OuO shares crossed the board.
People began to wonder who was doing ths
buying. Tbe stock seemed to be pegged
around $0. Then, aa suddenly as It had
become active, the stork became dull. Peo
ple said that Keeoe had got out of South
Meanwhile Mr. Keene waa having troubles
of his own. It ran be ststed now In tbs light
of subsequent events thst Mr. Keene bsd
sold no stock of Southern Paclflo. On the
contrary to keep tbe stork from dropping
back to where It was when the pool l
gsn he hsd been obliged to buy an Immense
amount of additional stock. For once the
great leader was beaten. He did not know
(Continued on Second Pago.)
CONDITION OF THE WEATHEP
Forecast for Nebraska -Italns Tmsd;iy and
Temperatare at Umaba leaterduM
Hoar, Ilea. Hour. Itra.
ft a. in...... 41 I p. in At
a. m 4T it p. m IVI
T a. m 4T 3 p. m ftl
Ma. m 4l 4 p. m ft-'l
W n. m 47 R p. m fill
l a. m 4H t p. m ft"
1 1 a. m . . . . . . rwt T p. m 4H
lit m. ........ nil h i. i 4A
p. m 44
IRISH WILL OWN THE TOWN
at. Patrick's llay Will He observed,
bat There Mill Bo .No
The man who drinks orsnge phosphste
today will do so at the risk of bis
life, snd tbe msn who floiirixhes a yellow
hnndkerrhief sill never revive to learn
what hit him. Green and only green will
peas, for It v.111 be St. Patricks' day and
the Irish will own the town.
There Isn't to be any parsde In Omaha
nor any other anrt of open-air demon
stration, but at night local members of th
Ancient Order of HlliTnlatiM will cole
brate with an entertainment in Sehlltx
hall. Sixteenth and Harney streets. At
this there will be an opening address st
8 o'clock by T. J. Malioney. who is to
preside, an address by Itev. J. Fit?.patrlrk,
a recitation by M. P. O'Connor and miwl
ral contributions by Miss Genevieve Croft,
John Gentleman and the Mlsseg Gentle
man. At the conclusion tbe audience wl!I
sing "God Save Ireland."
Not to be outdone, the South Omeha
division of the Hibernian order will have
a similar celebration. It will be In the
evening at the Hibernians' hall, Tnty
founh snd N street, snd there will bo an
address by Father Byrne, state chaplain
of the order, stationed at the orphanage
at Benson. His topic will be the venerated
saint whose name the day bears.
Another observance of the day will be
st the Lowe Avenue Presbyterlsn church
out on Walnut Hill, where there is to bo
s program of recitations and music ap
propriate to the occasion. , "An Evening
in Ireland" will be given at Iminauuel
Alresdy the Shamrock has appeared
on many lapels, for sprigs are being
given awsy at a local rsllrosd ticket of
fice. Haberdashers hsve done their usual
thriving business In green neckties;
printers are turning out badges snd even
the green goods men feel that the pollco
should stsnd back and let them enjoy un
res' rained prosperity for a day.
Surely St. Patrick Is a much-honored
man, for he has been deed something like
1.500 yeara, yet the observsnce ot bis day
of demise is quite ss faithful as it wss
years sgo, if no more so.
HARRISON IST0 RUN AGAIN
nominated for n Foartb Term for
Mayor by Ihe Democrats
CHICAGO, March 16. Mayor Carter Har
rison was renominated for a fourth term
In the democratic city convention here
today. ... - "
Tbe remainder of the slate agreed upon
at a caucus of democratic leaders yesterday
wss as follows: City treasurer. Krncbt
Hummel; city clerk, William Loeffler; city
attorney. John E. Omens.
Just before the hour set for the opening
of the convention, however, Loeffler de
clined to run snd the name of J. J. Doe bin
The platform adopted deals at consid
erable length with tbe traction question,
advocating the passsge by tbe- legislature
of an ennabllng act and municipal owner
ship at the earliest possible date. Other
planks sre: The Initiative snd referendum
on all Important municipal questions; tbe
Immediate lowering of tbe river tunnels snd
tbe removal of cen'erpiece bridges, snd a
deep waterway between tbe sanitary canal
and the Mississippi river.
MINE BLOWS SELF TO BITS
Three Mysterlons Riptoslons Kill
Workmen and Destroy Pit at
PONTIAC. 111.. March 1. Three more
terrific explosions occurred at the Car
diff mines last night end today.
Elx miners were down the pit last night
cleaning up the wreckage of Thursday's
explosion, when the first of the last series
occurred Men were sent below at once
to their aid, and recovered William Hum
phrey alive but terribly Injured. The dead
bodies of two other Bohemians also were
recovered, but three of the psrty are still
buried In the mine.
At t this morning the most violent ex
plosion of all occurred, blowing out tha
top of the shaft and wrecking the top
works. Chief Mechanic Michaels waa at
the mouth of the pit, snd waa so seriously
Injured thst he died three hours lster.
Another explosion rsme st I this after
noon, but with nt fstsltties.
The stste mine inspector Is st the mine,
but Is unsble to give an explanation ot
the disaster. The mine will be flooded.
DAKOTA CHILDREN DROWNED
Break Tbroonh Hotlea Ice and Meet
Their Death In Freralag
MILB NK. 8. D.. March 16. Two chil
dren of Charles Bracht, a farmer living
west of here, broke through tbe Ice yeit-r-day
and were drowned.
PROPOSE T0TAX RAILROADS
Mlssonrl Braatora Favor Bill Male-flag
Tracka aad Wires for tap
port ot Roada.
JEFFERSON CITV. Mo.. March 16 Tbs
senate today passed Field's bill to assess
railroad, telephone and telegraph companle
for road taxes.
Movcmcata ot Oreaa Vessels March 11.
At New York Arrived Ryndam. from
Rotterdam and Boulogne; iv. rnit, from
At Plymouth Arrived Kaiser W-lhelm
. I - 1 .... . . .....n V". .- V r L.
! Walderai-e, from Hamburg, for New Voik
At Duiigenea -fursed -l.ndrnhall. from
San Francisco, for London
At The l.linrd i'.isrd Zetlsnd. from
New York, for Ap'werp.
At Cherbourg arrived Roentgen I.ulse,
from New York, via Plymouth, for Bre
men, snd proceeded. Kaiwr Wilhelm der
Orosse. from New Vork, via Plymouth, for
Bremen, and proceeded. Sailed Korng Al
bert, from Bremen, for New York.
At St. Mlihael Arrived-tVommonwealth,
from Naples, lor Boston.
Ai firemen Arrived Koen!g. n Lulae.
from New York
At Jaffa arrived Ka's rln Marti The.
rela. frum New York. vU Mediterranean
ports, on Oriental cruise.
SWEEZY IN NEW ROLE
Hti Amendment ts Ketasno Bill Hon
Radical Than that of Caldwell
FIGHT TO BE RENEWED IN THC HOUSE
Member from Adami Taku Exception tc
W7 Newipapera Quote Him.
INVESTIGATORS WORKING SHORT TIME
Btaefer Ooramittee Waiting for Chairman
and Cigar Box for Witness
NOTHING DONE ON THE PARDON MATTER
Senate Lines t p mil a Moose on Tasa.
tlon of Rnllway Terminals by
tltlea In Which Tbey
(From a Blaff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. March 16. (Special Telegram.)
The light on railroad taxation has bera
revived in tbe house. Sweety of Adams
tonight submitted sn amendment ahlrh.
It is said, will reopen tbe a hole contro
versy. The amendment went over by re
quest of tbe author and may be called up
tomorrow. It is ldeiukal with tbe Cald
will amendment which wss sidetracked
Friday night by tbe adoption of tbe Thomp
son amendment, except that It goes fur
ther. The Csldwel) smeiidment took thl
market value of stocks snd bonds plus tha
indebtedness of rsilroads ss tbe bssls of
valuation. Sweety contends that this does
not cstch rallruads having no stocks and
bonds and that his amendment supplies this
deficiency by providing for tsxlng tangible
property ot such corporstlons. Caldwell
favors thla amendment. He bad determined
on submitting some such proposition to
modify his original plan so as to consider
stocks and bonds not as tbs bssls, but as
sn Item ot valuation.
Opponents of the Csldwell amendment
are opponents of the Sweety amendment.
They see little practical difference between
them. Tbe chief objection urged to tbs
Caldwell amendment wss that it contem
plated a speculative and therefore fictitious
basis of valuation and it Is argued this
element Is not satisfactorily eliminated by
Sweety's plan. Sweezy voted for Thomp
son's amendment. Loo mis of Dodge m ly
submit a proposition to tsx proprletsry
tines when tbe fight Is again in full sway.
Friends of ths Thompson amendment will
steadfastly support his proposition. '
Some excitement was provoked In the
house tonight when 8weeiy offered a reso
lution providing that the house proceed
no longer without an official stenographer
to report the remarks ot the members. He
wss Impelled by tbe alleged failure of tho
newspapers to correctly quote him and other
members. The resolution wss voted down,
h ever. iMuglss of Rock, Thompson of
Merrick, Wilson of Pawnee and Good of
Nemaha deprecated its adoption. They
thought the reporters did not Intentionally
misrepresent the actions of any member.
Thompson observed, that tbe newspaper
men were entitled to commiseratlbfi be
cause of the poor sccou-tlrs of ths hall,
and Wilson remarked: "Any member who
is so thin skinned hs can't stand news
paper criticism ought to thicken up his
The bouse spent tbe afternon on routine
and the nlgbt considering tbe revenue bill,
making a few minor amendments.
Investigators Aro Idle.
Nothing has been done by the special house
committee appointed by the speaker to In
vestigate tbe bond-purchasing methods em
ployed by ex-State Treasurer Stuefer. As
hss been said, tbe committee Is without a
hesd. Three men have been named, and
have declined to serve, but the third, Doug
las o Bock, not having "formally" ten
dered hla declination to tbe speaker, tho
speaker Is deterred from appointing anyone
else to act as chairman. As early as last
Thursdsy Mr. Douglaa Informed the news
paper men tbst he would not serve on this
committee; this morning be repeated t bee
words. But Speaker Mockett, when asked
this afternoon what be had dons about tbe
chairmanship, said the matter still rested
with Mr. Douglss, from whom he had re
ceived no notice of his "formsl" declina
tion to serve.
Those who are in earnest In demsnding
this Investigation before It Is time to act
on tbe claim of $3,000 which Mr. Stuefer
haa In the claims bill, are disposed to
think that, whatever the motive, tbe mat
ter of an Investigation will be deferred by
this chairmanship proposition until It ia
too late to do anything. It Is possibles
that one of these gentlemen will call thia
mstter up in the house unless tbe speaker
takes action In a day or so. As Is re
flected by the state press, the demsnd for
this investigation Is general and persistent,
snd it is evlJent that disappointment will
follow a failure to bring about tbe Inquiry.
M allina on Hnmmrra.
On the subject of Investigations it may
be remarked that matters seem to be at a
standstill in the Hartley "cigar box" In
quiry. Chairman Knox of tbe committee
aald today he and bla associates were anx
ious to get down to business again, aad
would as soon as possible. The revenue
bill debate lssi week la tbe house necessa
rily Interrupted these hes rings, but It la
hoped that ibis week something csa bs ac
compllbbed. Chairman Knox of tbe Hartley investiga
tion committee tonight announced a meet
ing for 8 o'clock tomorrow morning. W.
E. Summers hss agreed to be present.
As in tbs caoe of the investigation or
dered into the affairs of 8tuefer, so In
tbe Bart ley Investigation, great Interest is
aroused over tbe state. If tbe eitracts
from tbe stats papers form a just criterion
the demsnd for a thorough and honest
problug of this msttsr Is overwhelming.
It Is tbe general opinion that the commit
tee could obtain access to some vital facta
by proceeding with tne examination of wit
nesses. - I'nrdon Matter prsgs.
The house Judiciary committee to which
wea delegsted the task of investigating the
Bartley srdon to determine Its legality,
likewise baa done nothing. Nelson ot Doug
las, chairman of that committee, said to
; day be though) the .rommlttee woyld get
dr.sn to work on this right awsy. The
committee will find strong demands for
and against this Investigation. From tbs
first ot the session Influences have bees
at work to stsll off any and all Investiga
tions relating to tbe Bartley case and these
powers have Increased tbelr efforts ef
I Ists. since this agitstton haa become ao
general. Prominent Iswysrs of tha legis
lature think there Is more available ground
oa which thia rommlttee could proceed
than any of the other Investigating bod
ies. Tbe farts th.t the pardon mads out
aa never signed by ths aorretary of state,
his off-clat seal Bevtr Imprinted oa It aad
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