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J:STAIILIS1IED JUNE 19, 1871.
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LABOR LAWS SEEDED
Pre Ident Wishes to r3ee ChiH Worten Pro
tec'.edby Prohibitcry Lfgidttioo.
CONGRESS MIGHT FRAME MODEL CODE
District of Columbia Ehonll Set Pice for
States to Follow.
UNCHANGING FARMER GETS ASSISTANCE
repayment of AgTionltnn Shows How
to Improve Methods.
SPECIAL SPEEDS THROUGH DAKOTAS
Roosevelt Begins Labor with Early
Mornlnar S perch Before Leaving
(or Fara-o had Interme
ABERDEEN, S. D.. April . President
Roosevelt today traversed South Dakota
and mad mora speeches than In any one
day since his tour began. Ha began with
two speeches at Sioux Falls this morning
and ended hla twelfth speech thla evening
He was accorded a cordial welcome at his
different stopping places and at many sta
tions where the train did not stop crowds
gathered and cheered as It sped by. One
feature of the day was the large number
of children In the various audiences, and
the president referred to them several
times, eaylng that he was glad to sae that
the stock was not dying out.
The president had as his guests during
the day Senators Klttredge and Gamble and
Representatives Martin and Burke, the
South Dakota delegation In congress. They
left the train at Aberdeen.
At Tulare the president departed from
'his usual custom and, descending from his
cr, shook, hands with the people gathered
at the station.
Other stops of the day were made at
Woonsocket, Scotland, Tripp, Parkston, Al
pena and RedDeld.
There Is a possibility of his spending a
day In Dead wood, S. D. He has promised
Captain Bullock that If the snow Is too
deep In the Yellowstone park he will leave
thnro one day earlier.
A do preniueui vuufuuivu 10 arrive ki
Fargo, N. D., at 4:40 tomorrow, but will
oqi leave nis car uum o;ou. n win ipeaa
the day in North Dakota and will enter the
Tellowatone park on Wednesday afternoon.
Begins Bright and Karly.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., April .Presi
dent Roosevelt began the second week of
his tour In a Strenuous way. He rose
early feeling much refreshed from yester
' day's rest and at 7:50 started on a drive
with Secretary Loeb, Senator Klttrldge
and Mayor Burnalde.
Despite the early hour and dreary
weather the streets were lined with people.
The president arrived at the big auditor
ium, where he addressed 4,000 people.
VI believe la work ssd I believe tn play,"
said the president. "I would be sorry sot
to see you enjoy yourselves, but do not let
play interfere wljh.w.qrXJpo things -quickly
and cheerfully." Boys, remember the roan
Iter you wish to be the nicer you can af
ford to be at home. I would be ashamed
of a boy who was a bully to the weak.
When you play be" fair, but play hard and
then work hard at your studies. If you
get hurt keep on playing. Work with your
whole heart In all things."
As ' the ' president left the auditorium
he was greeted with tremendous applause,
He was driven rapidly to the stand which
had been erected, where a crowd of 6.000
people had assembled. The president sopke
on "The Wage Worker and the Tiller of
the Soil." He was frequently Interrupted
by applause. During his speech snow
began to fall, but the president was clad
in a heavy overcoat and was well pro
tected. He said he was glad to be again
In the "banana belt," which created laugh
I Complex Industrial Problems.
V The president said:
There are many, many teaser problems
which go to make up In their entirety the
huge and complex problems of our modern
Industrial Ufa. Each of these problems Is,
moreover, connected with miinv of thai nth.
ers. Few indeed are simple or eland only
by themselves. , The most Important art
those connected with the relation of the
farmers, tne stock growers and soli tillers
to the community at larae. and those af.
feeling the relations between employer and
1 employed. In a country like ours It Is
sunaameiitally true that the well-being of
f the tiller of the soil and the wage-worker
I Is the well-being of the state. If they are
well off, then we need concern ourselves
nut little as to how other clttHses stand
lor they will Inevitably be well off. too
and, on the other hand, there can be no
real general protperlty unless based on the
Ruuuuuun oi me prosperity or tne wage-
vturarr ana me liner OI tne soil.
Nerds of Classes Different.
But the needs ot these two classes are
often Hot the same. The tiller nf th .nil
h been of all our citizens tha one on the
wnoio tne least a reeled in Ms ways of life
ami meinoiia or industry oy the giant In
dustrial changes of the last half centurv
There has been change with him, too. of
course, lis also can work- In. Leaf a ,uu n
tuke If h- keeps In close touch with his
fellow; and the success of the national De
partment of Agriculture has shown how
much can be done for him bv rational ac
tion of the government. Neither Is It only
through the department that the govern
ment can act. one of the greatest and most
beneficent measures paaxeu by the last con
gress, or Indeed by any congress In recent
years, la the Irrigation act, which will do
for the states of the great plains and the
Hocky mountain region at least as much
as ever has been done for the states of the
humid n ylon by river and harbor Improve
ments, lew meaajrea that huve been put
upon the statute books of the nation have
clone jnore for the people limn this law
will, I firmly believe, directly and Indt
l tctly accomplish for the states in oues
tlon. The Department of Agriculture devotes
Its whole energy to working for the wel
fare ot farmers and stock growers. In
every section of our country t aids them
In their constantly Increasing search for
btter agricultural education. It helps not
only Hum, but all tha imiiun In seeing that
our exports of meats huve clean bills of
health, and that there l rigid inspection
Of all aim I a that enter Into Interstate ,-nra.
eioca growers sen w&.uou.omi worth of live
stock annually, and these animals must be
kept healthy or elxe our people will lje
their trade. Our export of plant products
to foreign countries amounts to over $
OOO.Ool a year Mini there la no branch of Its
work to which the Department f Agricult
ure devotes more car.. Thus the depart
ment has been succtsf ully introducing a
macaroni wheat from tha headwaters of
the Volga, which arows sucieseruiiv in
ten Inillea of rainfall, and bv thla in a na
wheat-growing has been successfully ex-
lenutm wvaiwara into semi-aria region.
Two million buxhels of this wheat were
grown lat year, and lielutc suited to dry
condition It can be used tor forags as wall
as tor food for man.
Aids Frnlt Mrs to Sell Abroad.
The Department of Agriculture haa been
helping our fruit men to eatahl sh markets
abroad by studying methods of fruit pres
ervation through refrigeration and through
methods of handling and nacklna. tin th-.
t iltabla to the region was Imported from
ICootlnued oa Second Page.)
BIG TASKS BEF0RE CUBA
Coasress Ft a a Three Months Extra
Work atraift-htealBc Ont Gov
HAVANA, April - Congress reassembled
this afternoon and will probably continue
In session three er'" months on account
of the necessity to "ng many lawa be
fore an tne aepw '', t tne govern
ment get their polity vy y.
The measure Include.. J ' ' of the
naval station agreement a O -anent
treaty covering Cuba's politK ns
with the United States; laws deav.,
municipal government and deflnliv ,
duties of cabinet officers; laws concertK.g
gold and sliver coinage, divorce and re
vision of the court system and customs
A message from President Palma was
read at the opening session. He congratu
lated the country on the maintenance of
peace and order since the strike last No
vember. The system of reorganisation, he
said, had begun and advised a reform of
the military laws, which were not adapted
to a republican form of government, es
pecially with reference to the Jurisdiction
over soldiers guilty of penal offenses.
The president says negotiations have been
completed providing- tor the entrance of
Cuba Into the postal union and for special
arrangements with the United States and
Mexico, and he advises an entire recon
struction of the postal telegraph system.
The majority of the municipalities exist
ith difficulty because their revenues are
inadequate. The government feels that
runner asnlstance In many cae Is un
authorised, beyond paying the expenses of
charities, schools and prions, but the ob
ligation of thu municipalities cannot con
tinue to oe met unless congress spec.ncnuy
authorizes the aovernment to act. Tne
work of sanitation, as at present conductei
oy the government, is not in harmony
with the constitution. Since the Piatt
amendment makes the government reepon-
siDie tor sanitation, it is urged tnat an
act covering the work of sanitation be
It Is unnecessary to reoall the fact that
In the naval station agreement which Is
In the hands of the senate, the United
State has obtained sites at Guantanamo
and Bflhla Honda, after asking alr-o tor
Nlpe and Clenfuegos. It being Impossible
to evade carrying out our duty in accord
ance with the Piatt amendment, the execu
tive believes that tha convention has been
made as favorable as possible, and recom
mends a speedy approbation, so 'hut it
may be pors.ble to negotiate an additional
agreement to establish the price of the
leases and otner conditions.
It la necessary to hasten the permanent
definition of Cuba's relations with the
United States, so as to eliminate the Piatt
amendment problem, which la keeping
Cuba at present In a state of political un
President Palma points out that the cash
balance of the treasury amounts to $2,638,-
000, and advises that it should always he
kept at $1,500,000 to prepare tor emer
gencies. He recommends overcoming the
scarcity of silver by the coinage of silver
or any measure that congress may support.
MRS. HORACE PORTER DEAD
Wife of the American Amhaaaador to
France Dies gaddenly of
PARIS, April 6. Mrs. Horace Porter, wife
of the American ambassador here, died sud
The death occurred at S o'clock of con
gestion, following a chill.
The death of Mrs. Porter came with great
Suddenness, -making the -sturck ' to' th am
bassador doubly severe. She returned from
Switzerland only a few days ago after a
stay of some weeks there for her health.
Mrs. Porter appeared much Improved in
health, but was still suffering from In
fluenza, which finally brought on a chill.
This tn turn developed into inflammation
of the lungs, but it was not until today
that her condition was regarded as serious.
She gradually failed, however, until the
end came. General Porter, Mrs. Porter's
brother, General Wlnslow, and the at
tending physicians were at the bedside.
The ambassador Is completely prostrated.
KINGS DON FOREIGN DRESS
Edward Wears Portugese Uniform
and Carlos British Military
Clothes at Boll Fl(bt,
LISBON. April 6. King Edward and King
Carlos, accompanied by the Queen Dowager
Maria Pla, Don Alfonso, the king's brother,
and their suites attended a bull play called
a "tourade" this afternoon.
The performance was hlgHly spectacular
and, unlike the Spanish bull fight, none ot
the animals or men was seriously hurt.
' King Edward wore a Portuguese uniform,
while the king ot Portugal was attired in
an English uniform. The rich . costumes
worn by spectators and performers and the
brilliant trappings and decorations created
a picturesque scene, recalling the medieval
WILL KEEP POLITICS CLEAN
British Minister Abont to Realm Be.
canse of Connection with
l ovnov Anrll g.Raeanaa he 1. a M.
rector of a financial syndicate now before
the courts, William Hays Fisher, M. P.,
financial secretary of the treasury, 'is ex
pected to resign his portfolio.
Will Not Call Oat Reserves.
BELGRADE, Servla. April . The cab
inet has decided to refrain from calling
out the reserves until the necessity for
strengthening the frontier guards becomes
WILL PACK ANGORA" GOATS
Texas aad Chicago Capitalists Ar
rauare to Give Kansns City
KANSAS CITY, April 6. The Times will
say tomorrow: Plans are well under way
for the establishment ot an angora goat
packing house tn Kansas City. The men
identlhed with the new venture live in
charter from Texas. The plant will be
. Unn.ng and th.
skins of the animals will be made Into
robes from the angora fleece, which will
give the carcass sn additional value.
The company will establish the Iscteal
branch of Us business somewhere In Texas,
where angora milk will be condensed..
EXTRA SESSION FOR COLORADO
Hons and leasts Deadlocked Over
Appropriation BUI When
Time Is Called.
DENVER. April 7. At midnight, when
the limit of time of the present session ot
i the legislature was exhausted, the sensta
1 .A "r. ,he 'eD'
i r" appropriation bill, vnleas ibis bill Is
passea aa extra session will be onsvold-
BA1NBRIDCE UPHOLDS CHINA
Refuses to Believe Alarmist Reports of
MAJOR CRUSE ORDERED TO CAPITAL
Quartermaster Believe from Daty la
Omaha la Order to terve Tem
porarily at Headoaartera
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WA8HINQTON, April 6. (Special Tele
gram.) Major Thomas Cruse, quarter
master, has been relieved from duty at
Omaha and ordered to Washington for tem
porary duty In the office of the quarter
W. E. Bainbrldge of Council Bluffs,
American secretary of legation at Pekln,
discounts reports of a serious uprising In
China. He has Just received a letter from
Minister Conger in which no reference is
made to trouble In the Celestial empire.
Mr. Bainbrldge does not believe that there
will be a repetition of the Boxer uprisings
of a few years ago, and he Is inclined to
doubt that any trouble is brewing which
will necessitate the presence of a large
fleet of the powers. "All reports so far,','
said Mr. Bainbrldge, "come from alarm
ist sources In Shanghai. If there was any
serious trouble ahead In China the State de
partment would be apprised of It by Min
ister Conger, and he baa evidently not
made a report of the subject."
The omnibus public buildings bill, passed
during the closing hours of the last con
gress, authorized the secretary of the treas
ury to purchase a tract of ground lying im
mediately west of the ground now own. id
by the government in Council Bluffs. The
ground so authorized to be purchased is
thirty feet wide- and extends south from
Broadway to the first alley south of that
street. The act authorises the secretary to
secure this additional tract provided 'he
can purchase it at a sum not to exceed
$7,500. The property sought to be secured
Is owned by E. A. WIckham of Council
Bluffs and the secretary of the treasury Is
now engaged In negotiations with Mr,
WIckham to secure the property within the
limit fixed by congress.
Routine of Departments.
The Postofflce department today author
ized the following promotions of postofflce
clerks: Iowa Charles City, one from $500
to $600; Marshalltown, two from $500 to
$600, one from $600 to $700, one from $1,000
to $1,100. South Dakota Lead, two from
$600 to $800, one from $800 to $900.
Charles A. Lutz has been appointed reg
ular and Ray Hall substitute rural free
delivery carriers at Perry, la.
The Second National bank of Dubuque has
been approved, as reserve agent for - the
Commercial National bank of Waterloo, la.
The postmaster at Havelock, Neb., has
been authorised to moe the postofflce to
the building owned by Phillip Hunt and
Captain Walter C. Short, Thirteenth cav
alry, and Veterinarian Charles D. McMurdo,
Tenth cavalry, have been ordered to Craw
ford, Neb.,, to Inspect ten polo ponies for
the quartermaster department. '
Postmasters appointed: Nebraska Zeb
edee M. ' 8tout, CeryJ, Gosper county, .vice
J. . VanJOrhoot, resigned: 1C11 C. lleck
fier, Ware, Butler county, vice W. Kllgore,
resigned. -Iowa J. M. Cook, Farley, Du
buque county; D. ,H. Van Kirk. Swaledale,
Cerro Gordo county. "''
These Iowa rural free delivery routes will
be established July 1: Donnellson, Lee
county, three routes; area covered, fifty-six
square miles; population, 1,460. Elkader,
Clayton county, three routes; area covered,
seventy-one square miles; population, 1,500.
Washington, Washington county, two addi
tional routes; area covered, thirty-eight
square miles: populstlon, 975.
Test Russia's Good Faith.
It Is Tactically admitted here' that the
new commercial treaty between the United
States and China has been, to one phase,
especially designed' to' test the soundness
of Russia's promise to maintain the open
door In Manchuria.
' Ever since Russian occupation tn 1900
the province has been practically governed
by the Russians, who have regulated all
external trade, American exports of great
value have entered Manchuria and as the
State department had no mind to lose that
trade to any other nation, it challenged
Russia' fe purposes! and received speciflo
promises that the open door would be main
tained. The provision In the treaty, now
under negotiation, declaring Moukden and
Its port, Taku Shan, at the mouth of the
Yslu river, open to foreign trsde affords
the opportunity for the test.
Nebraska Photos 'for 8t. Loal Fair.
The bureau of education has arranged a
unique exhibit at the : St. Louis fair to
consist ot photographs of every school in
each of a large number ot counties to be
selected from various sections ot the coun
try. The exhibit Is designed to represent
the actual conditions of the schools of the
United States, the features ot the teachers
Bna P"P"s, wieir claming aoa.oaages. jve-
b.r"!ta: New York Pennsylvania. Maryland.
Virginia, norm Carolina, nansaa, lexas
and California are among the states from
which counties have been selected.
Conl la Kootenai.
Discovery of a large area of coal and
petroleum land In the southeast Kootenai
has been reported to the State department.
Two hundred and twenty miles of territory
have been staked off, most ot the locators
Cadets to Practice on Battlefield.
The secretary of war has directed the
first class ot cadets at the military academy,
numbering ninety-four, to proceed to the
battlefield of Gettysburg, Pa., about April
20 for three days' instruction in strategy
Ynloe Work oa Caanl.
Admiral Walker, General Haines and Ma
jor Black, the two latter of the corps ot
engineers, will leave New York next Thurs
day for Colon to appraise the value of
work now In progress on the canal, which
up to the moment when the property comes
into the actual possession of the United
When the agreement to sell the canal was
signed by Secretary Hay and Mr. Cromwell,
there being no stipulation to the contrary,
the company was not bound to continue
the heavy dally expenditure on acoount ot
labor and material and superintendence In
volved In the conttnustton of the work.
It Is claimed that such a suspension would
have worked harm and have reaulted In the
loss of a number of canal workers, who
now have become experienced and inured
to the climate. -The caral tympany under
took to keep the work In progress and
now looks to the United States for com
pensation. The subcommittee Is going to
! h l"h'u -
j work from ths time the contract was signed
I up to tha date the United States aasumes
Inp ta tt
BUCKET SHOPS' WIN CASE
Jsdg Thinks Quotations on Grain
ST. LOUIS, April C Injunctions sought
by the Chleago Board' of Trade to establish
ownership of tha quotsttons on the future
prices of grain and othe commodities were
denied by Judge Adsms n the United States
district court today i id the dealing la
The injunctions were asked for In June,
1901, against the Dnovn A Cells Commis
sion company of St. Louis. In the applica
tion for the Injunction the Board of Trade
alleged that the quotatii na for futures were
given to tha telegraphy companies by the
Board of Trade under- a contract which
prohibited their sale ti bucket shops and
that the firms named as defendants were
bucket shops and were .not entitled to the
quotations, which -re then beta delivered
to them by some sgenrr unknown.
The two oases brought for the purpose of
making a teat were dismissed by Judge
In the decision Judge Adama said:
. The main question argued and the one
which underlies the whole rause is, whether
the property right, which every complain
ant may have in the continuous quotations
In question. Is so tainted with urtsavorlness
as to preclude resort to a court of equity
by the complainant for his protection.
"I am satisfied," reads tha opinion, "that
many of the so-called sales for future de
liveries which furnish, tha basis of the
quotations are . merely ( gambling transac
"The right to monopolise the speed In
dissemination , of Information instructing
the public, the price at, which wagers are
made on future delivery of grain and other
commodities by members ot the Board of
Trade is continued." ,
Says Judge Adamsv
The Information as to the actual deliv
eries, would be very valuable to the public,
but Information as to the wagers, In my
opinion, has not a legitimate tendency to
promote the commerce of the country,, but
on the contrary to efltej the gambling
propensity of the public.
CHICAGO. April ' . President Chandler
of the. board of trade, said ' the United
Statea court at Kansas City had made an
injunction permanent, taking the opposite
view of ownership in the quotations, ' and
the bucket shops had - appealed. As the
Kansas City case had precedence, and wae
now on Its way- to the court of appeals,
the decision of Judge Adams would not be
PENNELL SHORT IN ACCOUNTS
Dead Lawyer la Said to Have Been
Defanlter for a Largre
BUFFALO, N. Y., April .The Commer
cial this , afternoon " publishes a atory ' In
which. It is alleged that Arthur R. Pennell,
who was killed In an automobile accident
on March 10, was a defaulter to the extent
of from $150,000 to $200,000. " The story,
the Commercial says, leaked out es the
result ot a legal dispute over' two life In
surance policies. ;-:
Pennell. tha paper alleged, induced
friends in the east who had known bis
family and the family of bis wife, to place
money in .bis hands for 'investment. He
acted. In fact, aa their flnanclal agent. Ha
would Inform them If Jound an Invest
menf,' which would pay an Mcellent rate of
Interest) and they wwuld send htm money.
The money thus, sent,- it la alleged, he
spent, and when interest payments fell due
made the payments cut of his own pocket.
Wallace Thayer, who was Pennell's attor
ney and Intimate friend, is referred to by
the paper as saying he had suspected ir
regularities, but that be had no proof of
any such wrongdoing.
Incidentally, it has been learned that
Pennell - made provision for the payment
to Mrs Edwin L. Burdlck of $25,000 out -ot
his life insurance.
Pennell carried over $200,000 life Insur
ance in order, the Commercial says, that
after his death the eastern estate to which
he is alleged to have been a defaulter might
be' able to recoup the losses which they
sustained through him. In his will Pen
nell named as administrator of his estate
hla brother, J. Frederick Pennell.
He left to his administrator sealed In
structions that upon his death he should
make good in full out of his estate all the
losses which had been sustained through
The Commercial adds that Pennell had
contemplated suicide for two years.
STRATTON CASE IS SETTLED
on Accepts Three Hundred aad
Fifty Thousand ana ills- .
misses the Case.
COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo.; April
County Judge Orr Is considering a
compromise that has been reached between
the attorneys for I. Harry Stratton and
those for the executors of his father's
' Young Stratton Is to receive $350,000 In
J cash. This Includes his legacy of $50,000.
The money will be paid immediately, the
I Judge asserts, and all litigation over the
' qbI.I. a V. l.t. miilll.mlltlnnBlBA
owner, Wlnfleld Scott Stratton, will cease.
Mr. Stratton bequeathed the bulk ot his
fortune, estimated at $15,000,000, for the
establishment of a home for the poor in
CALLS RISK TC CATTLE NIL
Kaasaa State Veterinarian Says Foot
aad Month Dlseaao Does
TOPEKA. Kas.; April . Dr. N. S. Mayo,
state veterinarian, reported today to the
state live stock commission that there were
no cases of the foot and mouth disease in
Cloud county. Dr. Mayo said the cattle
were afflicted with a disease caused by eat
ing rye pasturage, In which there was a
The Nebraska authorities were talking
last week of quarantining Kansss on ac
count ot the prevalence ot the disease.
IMMERSION BARS CONVERTS
; Baptlats Tarn to Congregational
Faith to Avoid Ordenl by
STAMFORD, Conn., April (.The congre
gation of the First Italian Baptist church
I haa decided to change from the Baptist
j faith to Congregationalism.
1 The church members say tha requirement
; of Immersion as an essential to church
membership wss an obstacle which they
could not overcome.
Winter Wheat Looks Flae.
ARAPAHOE, Neb.. April 6. (Special Tel-
j egram.) Winter wheat is exceptionally fine
and this section has never bad finer pros
pects tor a email grain crop.
REPUBLICANS MAKE GAINS
neischmann Oarriei Cincinnati, . Johnson
Cleveland and ' Jonei Toledo.
KEOKUK STAYS BY GRAND OLD . PARTY
Mlehlaa Eleets All ' Admlalstratloa
Stat Ticket aad Local Elections
Also Resnlt la Many
CINCINNATI, O., April a.whllo the re
publicans had material galna In the muni
cipal elections In Ohio today, the . mo
notable exception was. at Columbus, where
Mayor. John , N. Hlnkle, democrat, suc
ceeded Herbert K. , Jeffrey, republican.
Jeffrey's plurality is at lrast 1,500. The
mayors . ot all the leading . cities, except
Columbus, were .re-elected.
The republicans retained control of Cin
cinnati and the . democrats tot Cleveland,
and Samuel M. Jonea was elected as an In
dependent for. the fourth time as mayor at
Toledo. a- '
The democrata ' re-elected their tickets
at Dayton, Sandusky, Chllllcothe, Hamilton
and t other cities normally democratic, and
the ' republicans at Steubenville, Youngs
town, Warren. Ironton, Portsmouth and
other towns that they have heretofore con
trolled. One ot the most notable gains
of the republicans waa at Mansfield and of
the democrats' at Springfield, where local
Issues controlled results.
' Johnson Formidable for Governor.
It Is" conceded that Mayor Tom L. John
son of Cleveland will now. become a formid
able candidate for the democratic nomina
tion for governor a few years bence and
the Ingalls organisation will be continued
with a view of making Mr. Ingalls a can
didate in opposition to Mr. Hanna for
senator. . .
There is much ' Interest here over the
boom of Mayor Flelschmsnn for the nom
ination for governor. It is conceded that
the endorsement of his administration
mainly produced the result in Cincinnati,
the largest plurality of the largest total
vote In the history of the city. Owing to
hie large business Interests be had declined
renomlnatlon, but after the fusionists nom
inated Melville F. Ingalls, the nomination
was forced upon Flelscbmann. The re
publican gains In Cincinnati were not
maintained In the. numerous suburbs, whero
about the usual party results were re
ported. Flelschmsnn, republican, polled 42.607;
Ingalls, fusionists,' 26,287; Swing, socialist,
8.774; Martin, prohibitionist, 845. Total
73,813. " Flelschmann'a plurality 16,620;
The council, and school boards each stand
twenty republicans to four democrats. The
entire republican city ticket was elected by
about the aame vote aa that' of Flelsch
msnn. ' ' '
Chllllcothe elected Wallace D. Yaple,
democrat, for mayor, and all the other
democratic candidates except two for alder
men. . t
Steubenville and Irbnton elected ' the re
publican ticket, Cosachtoa the straight
democratic ticket and Sandusky re-elected
a democratic mayor and six: out ot aevtn
democratic aldermen. - Portsmouth re
elected Captala Creed -MUstead,, republican
tor. mayor, try a greatly reduced majority.
Zanesvill.. elected Dexoo, republican, for
mayor, and every candidate on- the repub
lican ticket . excepting two aldermen . and
two assessor. Flndlay elected Ruf us E.
Taylor, . republican-candidate for mayor,
and all the other republican candidates
with the possible exception of-the candi
date for auditor. Canton elected W. H.
Smith, republican,, tor mayor. Akron elected
Kempel, democrat, tor mayor. Youngstown
elected the entire republican city and town
ship ticket, .with, the exception ot William
T. Gibson, democrat, for mayor. .Marietta
elected a fusion ticket put up by demo
crats, union labor and Independent repub
licans, Hyde being elected mayor. Spring
field probably elected Bowlus, democrat,
over Poole, republican, for mayor. Dayton
re-elected Mayor Snyder, democrat, and the
major portion of the democratic ticket.
CLEVELAND. April . One hundred pre
cipcta out of 200 give Johnsop, democrat,
for mayor, 17,616; Goulder, republican,. 11,
828. . ,
' ' Keoknk Stays Republican.'
' KEOKUK. Ia., April . The city election
today resulted in the election ot Andrew J.
Diamond, republican, for mayor. Four re
publican .and two democratic aldermen
were' elected., ' . " .
Grand Old Party Sweeps Michigan.
DETROIT. Mich., April 6. The repub
licans of Michigan today elected their state
ticket by a majority estimated at midnight
aa between 35,000 and 40,000.
Local issues determined the results in
mort of the smaller cities in the state. At
Battle Creek the socialist party made a
strong campaign, but Mayor F. H. Webb,
republican, was elected by 706 majority.
The socialist party elected two aldermen,
giving them four under ths present council.
, At Escanaba the independent labor party's
candidate, J. J. Sourweln, -was elected
mayor. S. E. Dikeman was elected mayor
of South Haven on a citizen's ticket.
Id Lapere, 'Dr. Blake, republican, de
feated Mayor Schlegel. democrat, who has
carried the city by large majorities three
times, and the republicans took all the
other offices except one alderman. ,
J. R. Santo, citizen's candidate for mayor
at Traverse City, was elected, the rest of
the offices going to the republicans. ' , .
The democrats gsined several members
of the council at Marshall and re-elected
Mayor F. M. Motte by an Increased major
ity. For the first time in ten years the demo
crats awept Muskegon . and elected their
city ticket, beaded by Leonard Fyke, , for
, ' Sam Fols, eltisen-democratlc candidate,
was elected mayor ot Kalamazoo. ,
' Marquette elected, Greene, the people's
party candidate, for mayor. The republic
ans carried Marquette county by 2,000 ma
jority. Bay City elected all the republics! caadl
dates tor city offices and nine out ot eleven
republican - candidates for aldermen.
Bault Ete. Mars elected a democratic
Grand Rapids elected the entire repub
lican city ticket.
Arkansas: negro is lynched
Assanlta White. Woman aad - Is
Hangedi from Famans
i ' LITTLE ROCK. Ark., April 6. Job a
j Turner,, colored,, was lynched at -Warren,
Ark., last night for an attempted assault
on Mrs. .W. H. Heely, a wbjte woman, , who
resides about seven miles west ot town
' Shortly fter midnight a mob broke into
the county Jail and, taking Turner . out,
strung him' to the limb of a tree. in front
of the courthouse, where several other se
groos have been lynched at different Umea.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fslr Tuesdey and
Temperature at Omaha Yesterdayi
Roar. Drej. Hoar. De.
S a. m'. . .... 4a 1 p. m 81
U a. m...;.. 41 S p. m M
T a. m 41 8 p. m tlii
H a. m. ..... 4 4 p. tn 6:i
D I, a....t. 41 5 p. m...... 64
10 a. m...... 44 p. m R.I
It a. 4(1 T p. m nJ
13 sn 4 H p. m BO
p. an 4t
WOMEN GET T0 HALL FIRST
North Side improvement Clab There
fore Walts oa the
A "lockout" occurred In North Omaha
last evening. It was not the result of labor
dissensions, but merely the collision of two
organizations. When twenty members ot the
North -Omaha .'Improvement club gathered
on the stairway ot Magnolia ball, expect
ing to enter and transact the regular
weekly .routine, they found their entrance
barred. Voices frost the Inside . showed
that they had been cleverly outwitted.
Thoughts Of aKlitlca! trick were harbored.
An Investigation revealed that the wives
ot the members of the club had taken pos
session of the ball for a rehearsal for a fu
Making the best of the dilemma, the male
members assembled' In an anteroom and
shivered duringrMliscusslons or vainly en
deavored to prevent the chattering ot teeth
while awaiting an opportunity of gaining
admittance to the well heated hall. With
faces beaming with smiles the auxiliary
members emerged from the room an hour
and a half later and left, but not, however,
until they had fully enjoyed the Joke which
they bad perpetrated.
After the Improvement club secured the
hall the new constitution and bylaws were
adopted. ' A heated discussion arose over
the clause providing for the discussion of
officers representing the ward in city posi
tions, the objectors recalling the recent
arraignment of Councilman Karr. The ma
jority of the members present favored the
criticizing of ward representatives, but to
preserve harmony It waa voted that In the
future party politics should be entirety elim
inated. It was also voted to prevent fu
ture "packing" of meetings by providing
that all members four months in arrears tn
dues sbotild not be entitled to vote.
NORTHERN PACIFIC IS SUED
Shareholders Seek Relief for Alleged
lllearal Retirement of Pre
NEW ' YORK, April 6. Action against
the Northern Pacific waa begun today In the
United States ' court to declare null and
void 'the retirement ot the preferred stock.
The plaintiffs are George C. Hackett and
Charles Chase of Philadelphia, and the firm
of Wolf Bros., stook brokers ot this city.
The Complaint alleges that the dlrectora
were without, legal authority to retire the
For another; cause of action the plain
tiffs .charge that the defendant, issued 175,
000,060 negotiable bonds and gave the hold
erj of commm. stock te right of subscrib
ing for 1h bonds- at par. - Another advan
tage waa offered to the holders of common
stock to the detriment of preferred stock
holders, through the offer made by the
Northern Securities company.
SNOW JUST SPARES FARGO
Storm Sweeps gtate, bat Misses Preal-
' ' dent's Next Stopping;
GRAND FORKS, N. D., April 6. A fierce
blizzard, the worst of the winter. Is raging
here. The snow la wet and the wind blow
ing a. gale. Seeding would have commenced
this morning had it not been for the storm.
CROOKSTON, Minn.. Aoril 6. A snow
storm has been raging over North Dakota
and Minnesota, leaving a strip from Fargo
to Winnipeg. The snow fell here from 2
to 4 Inches. At Minot, N. D the tall waa
6 inches. It will delay seeding from a week
to ten days.
MORRIS, Minn., April 6. A heavy snow
storm has prevailed ovr thla section alt
day, stopping seeding, which begun last
CHICAGO FIGHJ .IS ENDED
Harrison, Stewart and Cralce All
I Claim City Favors Them
CHICAGO, April 6. Estimates by repub
lican and democratic managers on the re
sults of tomorrow's city election are 87,000
Chairman Carey of the democratic city
committee declares that Mayor Carter H.
Harrison Is certain nf re-election by 50,000,
and Chairman Revell of the republican
committee asserts that Graeme Stewart will
have a plurality of 47,000. Daniel J. Crulca,
the Independent labor candidate, also. ex
pressed himself as sure of election by about
BRYAN PROMISES TO TALK
Aaaoaaces His Intention of stamping
Eastern ' States Next
' NEW YORK, April . W. J. Bryan has
notified his New York friends that he will
be In the east in Msy and will deliver a
series ot addresses on political subjects In
New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Mass
achusetts and Maryland.
DAKOTA EMBEZZLER CAUGHT
Man Wanted for Misappropriating;
40,000 Arrested at
: MINNEAPOLIS. April 6. Wllard P. Mc
Donsld was arrested today charged with
embezzling 840,000 belonging to the Hunt-ers-Creem
Mining and Milling company, a
8outh Dakota corporation.
Movements of Ocenn Vessels April 0.
At New York Arrived: Minneapolis, from
London and Southampton: Southwark, from
Antwerp; Ix Hretagne, from Havre.
At Plymouth Hulled: Patricia, from
Hamburg, for New York.
At Genoa Arrived: Welmer, from New
York via Naples-
At Gibraltar Passed: Koenlg Albert,
front Nw York, for Naples snd Genoa:
Kehn, from Genoa and Naples, for New
At Liverpool Arrived: Georglc, from
! At. Rotterdam Arrived: Ryndara, from
New York via Boulogne.
i At'Nsples Arrived: Phoenicia, from New
At Southampton Sailed: Barbaroaaa,
from Bremen, for New York.
At Bremen Arrived: Grosser Kurfurst,
from New lark.
HOUSE TAKES THE BIT
Killi All Bills Providing for Amendments
to the Oooititntioi.
VOTES FOR A CONVENTION INSTEAD
Move Precipitate, a Hot fight, In Which
MOVE CHARACTERIZED AS PETTY SPITE
Ii a Joint Beeolnt:on aud Governor Oannet
Veto the Measure,
SEVERAL OF THE MEMBERS CHANGE FRONT
Cnlmlnatlon of Contest Between Two
Monies Over Sweesy Bill to Cnt
tha Prlco ot Printing;
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS nil
killed by the house and joint resolution
passed for a constitutional convention.
SES8ION EXTENDED one day In order to
allow of pwisage of bill to Increase state
levy from I to 1 mills.
SOl'TH OMAHA CHARTER bill signed by
the governor, with emergency clause.
APPROPRIATIONS cut IU7.W0 by the
, senate from figures of bill as it passed
ST. LOUIS EXPOSITION appropriation bill
carrying 135,000 passes senato aa It came
' from the house.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
' LINCOLN. April . (Special.) -With one
stroke today the house swept away from
the people of Nebraska the opportunity of
voting on proposed constitutional amend
ments at the general election In 1903, from
the governor the opportunity of calling an
extra aessien tor the consideration ot
changes in the organic law and imposed
upon the vofrs ' of the state the future
necessity of passing on the proposition of
holding a constitutional convention.
Thla was the culmination of the fight nn
the constitutional amendment proposition,
precipitated by Sweezy Saturday night when
be sought to fores the senate to recede
from Its action In killing a bill of hie to
cut tha prices of printing constitutional
amendments and which caused the first
clash of the two houses this session. After
a bitter struggle this morning the house
voted to indefinitely postpone air the senate
files embodying proposed amendments and
passed S. F. 114, providing for the holding
of a convention for the reconstrnctlon of
the constitution As S. F. 114 is a Joint
resolution it cannot he vetoed by the gov
ernor, who is notably In favor ot tha
amendments aa against the convention, and
the opportunity of the governor calling the
extra session is therefore gone.
. It required a tbree-flttbs vote to pass the
Joint resolution calling for the constitu
tional convention. Sixty-two ' votes two
more than the necessary number were se
cured, and twenty-nine were cast in the
negative. -It. took soma time .nnd a great
deal of rustling, however. , not a lirtle
acrobatic performance and considerable en
gineering on the part of the speaker, to
bring about the result. . When the roll
was first called at- least six votes , were -lacklpg
to pass the Mil. The . speaker
stepped do an to tho clerk's side and took
In . the Jiltnatjan, Being with tbsj-est .of
the; Lancaster delegation',' in favor ot the
convention proposition, Mr. Mrckett de-
layed . announcing the ' vote until he was
assured that the. necessary number wt( a
hand. There was hurrying 1p and fro, much
time was spent in a confused effort to drag
members over the line. . Fiaally'. these
flopped and turned the tide: Gilbert and
Ten Eyck of Douglas, Belden of Richard
son, Caldwell of Clay, Harrison et Wash
ington and Ramsey of Gage. One or two
who had not voted were also pulled into
line. ' ' i
. Donirlas Men to Blame.
All the Douglas county men present ex
cept Koetter, Shelly nnd Kennedy, voted
for the bill. Riggt was absent.- If Doug
las county's Interests are made to suffer
because 'of the action of the house in de
priving the people of the desired privilege,
of voting on constitutional amendments,
therefore, it need not go further than Its
own delegation to locate the blame. - Had
the Omaha men ateod firmly against tha
bill Its . defeat Would have been assured
and the 'people would still havo had ths
opportunity of voting on these questions,
which must now be left entirely to the
say-so of a few men who will be selected
much on the same order as legislators are
Of the sixty-two affirmative votes, slxty
ono were republicans, and of the negative
votes, twenty-one were by fusionists. One
tuslonlst, Mikesell, ' voted with the ma
jority and three did not vote at all.' Eight
republicans voted In the negative.
; The result of this struggle today seems
to be s distinct triumph for the Burling
ton ' railroad Interests. The prime motive
for defeating ths constitutional amend
ments was to kill that one which provided
for an Increase. In the number of supreme
court Judges and the ons providing for
the abolition of the anpreme court com
mission. And It is Intimated that the Bur
lington was back of the movement, be
cause It did not care to have the number
of supreme court Judges incressed from
three for obvious reasons, nor did it csre
to have the commission wiped out. The
adoption of the motion killing all these
constitutional amendment bills, therefore,
cinches the continuance of the supreme
One constitutional smendment bill hss
been saved, thus far at least, from the
wreck. This Is H. R. 73, by Fries, provid
ing for (he ssfe Investment of the perma
nent school fund. It was over In the senste
when this fight started and le still there.
Sweezy offered a resolution to have It re
turned, but the resolution was tabled. The
senste has not taken final action on the
bill as yet.
Fight Starts Early.
6hortly after the bouse convened thla
morning the fight on the constitutional
amendments was renewed by a motion of
fered by 8weezy that S. Fa 21. .68. 261,
266 and 269, providing respectively for the
increase of state officers' salaries, Incrsase
In legislators' terms from two to four
years, empowering the ' legislature to' fix
salaries of district aod supreme court
Judges, the Investment of the permanent
school fund and the creation of a supreme
court bench with seven tnvmbere tor terms
of seven yesn, be Indefinitely postponed.
This opened up the whole question which
wss fought over last Saturday, when the
house adopted Sweezy's amendment not to
pass any constitutional ameadroeota until
the senate receded from Us action ta kill
ing Sweezy's bill to cut down the printing
prices of constitutional amendments..
Loomls of Dodge offered an amendment
to the motion, providing that all these
bills should go to the general Ilia. He
spoks vigorously for the motion, saying that
if the house concurred In the senate reso
lution for a constitutions convention it
would become necesssry to vote on at least
two of these bills.
House of Hail and Wllsoa ef Pawaaa
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