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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUME 1, 1871.
OMAHA, MONDAY MOltXING, APIUL 20, 1903.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
STAMPS OUT RISING
Chinese Viceroy Tskei Finn 8tari Against
Eeifl of Boxen.
THOSE WHO WERE DRILLING DISPERSED
Ten of ths Ringleaders Captured and Are
Now in Priwn.
GOVERNMENT ISSUES STRICT ORDERS
After Being Tried These Who Art Oonricted
to Be Beheaded.
HEADS ARE TO BE HUNG UP AS A WARNING
Minister Comrr EiprtMn Belief
that Prompt Actio Will
Prevent Amy Serious
WASHINGTON, April 19. Minister Con
ger reports to the State department from
Fekln, undor date of March 12, that an at
tempt haa been made bjr the district of
Yutten, about 100 miles west of Pekln. to
reorganize the Boxer movement, but was
promptly suppressed by the energetic ac
tion of the viceroy, the famous Yuan Sbih
Kal, who stood like a rock against ths Box
ers In 1900. Several soldiers lost their
lives in the attempt to arrest the criminals.
Several are to be beheaded and their heads
exhibited where the organisation started.
Mr. Conger says only auch prompt and se
vere measures will prevent similar organi
sations in other localities, and that It Is
hoped and believed Yuan Shin Kat will
continue as he has begun.
The native official report on the uprising
is s follows:
The Tung Yung Hlng General Llan Tang
aiid the district magistrate of Vu Tien,
Cheng Chin, report:
In the matter of Roxera drilling at Liu
l!u Tho, in the district of Yu Tien, we
Bent petty officers to make thorough search
and on the 2Sth of the first moon (Febru
ary 23) they HrreKted Kan I.ln Chiang and
others, men at.d women, ten in all, who
were practicing Boxer arts and who now
axk fur ordera as to how we shall deal
To this reply was received as follows:
The contents of the report have been
carefully noted 1'roclHmatlnns have been
isiuen rrpeateaty, strictly rorukming any
revival of the disturbances of ltK), which
were nvialnated by the Boxers, but Kan
Lin Chiaiia and his party, having no re
pur d for the law, assembled a lot of peo
1I to form a band of Boxers and drilled
Iht-m In the dead of nlKht. When they
were being searched for by the civil and
military ofllclals they dared to resist arrest
iiixt killed and woundod several soldiers.
Thereupon aeven of them were killed, men
and women, and their htds exposed aw a
warning. Ten othtrs, men and women,
were arrested and their swords shleM.
flags, pennons, spears, charms and pledge,
It proofs of their evil denlgns, were
brought to light.
Ordersd to Be Beheaded.
I shall depute Tao Tal Chang Hal Iuan
of th military secretary of the regular
force, la proceed at once with all haste and
make a thorough Investigation and deal
with the ma.ter according to tha regula
tion already In force. As to the tan men
and womi) ulready In custody, let theap h,
Sturef.-lj irtd .ncr at'rt i ward aVIWaded,'
and let their heada be ent to the place of
their rebellion and suspended as a warning
to all and i testimony to the rigor of the
law. Let every exertion be made to root
It out, so as to prevent further trouble.
Forward this with all haste.
The proclamation of Viceroy Yung Shin
Kal shows clearly the vigor of the meas
ures taken by him to stamp out the Boxer
movement. He saya: t
Whereas, on my taking charge In the
middle of the eleventh moon of the twenty
eighth year of Kwangau (January, 1901),
after the troubles which the province of
Chlh Ll had experienced, certain lawless
bandits leagued themselves together to ex
cite the people, again bringing on calamity
and reviving the dying embers of sedition.
It became most urgently neceasary to pre
pare severe regulations and by heavy pen
alties suppress disorder. At that time I
did Issue eleven regulations, which were
printed and published far and near, giv
ing information to all. and I ordered my
subordinates to strictly enforce the prohi
bitions, all of which U a matter of record.
Warning; to All.
For more than a year these regulations
have uniformly been observed and the
province has been uniformly quiet. But
ptrhaps, because a long time has elapsed,
some have grown carelesa and have not
been given special attention, so that they
have secretly Incited the people and caused
n evil to anrout aaaln. thus oc
casioning trouble and bringing calamity
uron the country people. It becomes nec
essary, therefore, again to set forth these
..nhihiMnna which have been minted and
published for Information, admonishing all
to exert themselves to observe them and
put away evil that they may enjoy the
blessings of widespread peace and pros
perity- .... , w '
Let everyone tremblingly obey.
The regulations referred to are of sin
gular severity. These persons are to be
beheaded: Those dealing In magic spells
to befool the people; those propagat'ng evil
teachings and evil arts; those banded to
gether to commit violent crimes; soldiers
la sympathy with Boxer societies.
Heavy penaltlea and fines are imposed
on those who furnish quarters for Boxer
meetings, , on Boxers themselves and on
those who fall to expose Boxers to arrest.
Altars propagating evil teachings are to be
destroyed and a reward of 200 taels Is
offered to anyone delivering up, bound, any
Boxer. Smaller rewards are offered for in
formation on which arrests can be made
Where Boxers practice the magistrates are
to be Impeached.
PEKIN, April 19. Ctayen Hsuan has been
appointed viceroy of Kwang Tung and
Kwang 81 provinces, and Hst Lang haa been
made viceroy of Sftwuliuaii pruvluue. Both
are strong men and probably will suppress
QUARREL IS FATAL TO BOTH
Wife 'Attempts Snlrlde nnd Husband
Drowned While Attempting?
NEW YORK, April 19. Franklin J. Feely
and hie wife quarreled In the street today
and in less than an hour their bodies were
tsken out of the North river. The police
believe the woman committed suicide and
that ths husband ass drowned In trying
to rescue her. The couple bad quarreled
early In the day In their apartments and
both left the bouse, the wife writing i
note, threatening suicide. When Feely re
turned, he read the note and, rushing from
the house, overtook his wife, with the re
suit that the quarrel waa renewed. J
policeman Interfered and the woman, break
ing away from her husband, ran to tho
river and Jumped In. Her husband dove
after her, but both were caught under
some barges and drowned.
Banquet Canal Commission.
PANAMA. Colombia. April 19. Rear Ad
tnlral walker and tne other members o
tha United Slates Psnama Canal commie
slon arrived hers yesterday from Colon
They were given a banquet by the dl
rectora of the canal company, at which
Colonel Bhaler, Consul General Oudger, Mr.
prescott and other prominent Americans
a tha Isthmus were present.
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TOO BROAD FOR FRENCHMEN
There la a Limit la I.lf
In that CouatrV,
(Copyright, liTS, by Press Publishing $
PARIS, April 19. (New York Wor"
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Oauthier
i Vlllars, commonly known as "Willy," the
author of "Claudine," has been fined $200
for writing a story entitled "La Maltresse
de Prince Jesn," and the editor of a paper
called La Vie En Rose (Rosy Life) has
been fined 600 for printing It. They were
prosecuted under a recent law against Im
proper or Immorsl literature. The story
was too bluntly told. :
The defendants summoned as witnesses
Prof. 8trlenskl, Prof. Funck-Brentano of
the college of Franca, and J. K. Huysmans.
the famous author of "En Route." Both
professors testified that they admired a
work by Mr. Vlllars called "The Marriage
of Louis XV," but neither had read the
serial In question.
The Judge congratulated them upon their
Ignorance of the latter work.
Mr. Huysmans said ha found the
"Willy's" writings "very odd and lnter
Gauthelr VUlsrs told the court: "I write
for a public already' tried. I depict my
contemporaries as I see them. I even
extentuate things sometimes.
SUB FOR THE PASSION PLAY
Fro h man la to Brine; It Oat Jtext Year
Im Em:lre Theater In
(Copyright, 1908. by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, April 19 (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Charles
Frohman is to give theatcrgoera another
morality play, something on the order of
"Everyman," In the spring of next year.
The play Is to be produced at Oberammer
gsu In the summer of 1905. As the Pas
sion play Is only produced every tea years.
It Is the Intention of the council of Ober
ammergau to give another play once -every
"The American stage Is to have an Ober
ammergau play," said Mr. Frohman. . "I
have secured a copy of the drama 'Kreuses
schute,' which the village council of Ober
ammergau have decided to produce as a
sort of pendant passion play in the sum
mer of 1905.
"This was last performed before the late
King Ludwtg II, in 1875. I propose to
produce it at the Empire theater in Now
York, In the summer of 1904. I hope to
awaken the same popular interest as that
aroused by the presentstlon of the old
morality play, 'Everyman.' "
MANY SOUVENIRS OF- HUGO
Queer Collection to Be Found
Museum . Room to Be
(Copyright, 1908. by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS. April 19. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) The Victor
Hugo museum on Place dea VosgeS will be
awned when President Lou bet returns from
A French clerk who gets $36 a month.
returning from Hugo's funeral, saw In a
crockery shop a cheap plate with Hugo's
photograph printed on It. He bought It
and that plate was the nucleus of the
Hugo museum, which contains 500 relics
of the great writer. The collection Is made
up of platea, aoap, perfumery, saucers, bot
tles, tobacco pouches, charms, etc., all
souvenirs of Victor Hugo contributed by
the common people, showing how wide
spread Is his fame and the people's love
for hlra.' "Les Mlserables," "Elixir" and
the "Maria Delorme" shoe are of the num
Mr. Bueve, the collector, has left nothing
undone to make the collection complete.
Paul Meurlce, Hugo's friend, who has
charge of the museum, takea the greatest
pride In it.
MANY PAINTING FOR A PRIZE
Only One .'Woman Left In the Com
petition After First
(Copyright, 1908, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, April 19. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) The first trial
for" the Prix de Rome for painting has Just
ended. There remain two more, and only
tho victors In the final heat will gain the
There were 250 contestants between the
ages of 15 and SO (the limit), eight of whom
were wdtnen. Miss Rondenay, a pupil of
Ferdinand Hulbert, was the only womsn
who will have the right to the second proof.
The subject chosen wss: "Oedipus, Accom
panied by Antigone, Goes on the Battlefield
and Thrown Himself on the Bodies of His
Two Sons, Eteocle and Polynlce, Who are
Among the Dead." MIsa Rodenay Is 22 and
already has obtained ttare medals for com
position and for anatomy. It she passes
the second trial (she modestly thinks she
will not) she will have to be shut up "en
logo" for two days and a night to execute
her work for the grand prlx.
For this third trial there are only ten
contestants, winnowed out from the second.
PUTS GOGGLES ON HER DOG
London Woman Protects Fldo'a Eyes
When He Goea Motor
(Copyright, 1903, by Press Publishing Co.;
LONDON, April 19. (New York World
Cablegram 8peclal Telegram.) The latest
thing In automobile fancies In London Is
the motor dog. Mrs. Du Cros set the fash-
Ion by rigging up her pet csnlne so that
when be accompanied hla mistress out
motoring he Is carefully protected from
wind, dust and weather as she Is herself,
particularly clever and natty being what,
for want of a better name, one must call
his motoring-goggles. Pet dogs are often
very delicate and motoring must prove
anything but a pleasure to many of them,
the more so ss canine eyea are quite as
sensitive aa those of ordinary human
beings. Mrs. Du Cros's example la likely
to be followed by other women who go In
for what Is now the most fashionable mode
of locomotion and who do not cars to motor
unaccompanied by a four-legged friend.
GERMAN SOLDIERS IN FRANCE
Detachment Croaaea Frontier
(Copyright. 1903. by Tress Publishing Co.)
PARIS, April 19. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) The prefect
of Nancy hsa reported to the minister of
war that a detachment of the Thirteenth
German dragoons crossed the frontier at
Arnavllla and made a topographical study
of ths country.
TRUST MAGNATES WORRIED
Northern Bsouritiei D?ois!on Interfere!
with Their Flans.
NATIONS ARE NOW IN ORDER
Seere.ory Shaw Start One Which
May t'anae n Sensational Shaken p
In the Treasury Depart
ment. (From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, April 19. (Special.)
Men of prominence In the world of finance
and who make New York their headquar
ters, who visit the national capital on
matters connecting with their varied busi
ness Interests, are roundly criticising the
administration for the crusade against the
trusts as exemplified In the Northern Se
curities case. A friend of Jacob H. Srhlff
of the powerful banking firm of Kuhn. Loeb
Co. and a director of the Northern Se
curities company said that Mr. Schlff
stated to him one day last week that the
practical effect of the decision In the
Northern Securities case was to plsce in
the hands of any ill-disposed person In
official position the power to blackmail
corporations and combinations of Indus
tries. While there Is much speculation go
ing on as to what the supreme court will
do when the case reaches that tribunal,
conservative opinion la that the court la
likely to uphold the decision of the circuit
court of appeals, and It would seem to the
unbiased mind that what was expected to
be a flash In the pan Is likely to turn out a
very serious matter for mergers generally.
There waa a rumor In circulation In finan
cial circles today that the appeal to the
supreme court would likely be abandoned,
but well Informed persons scouted this
rumor and they went so far as to say that
men like J. Plerpont Morgan and James J.
Hill were not the kind of men to stop st
temporary defeat and that unquestionably
the appeal would be taken to the supreme
court in due season. The men 'who have
manipulated the Northern Securlttea com
pany are fighting for delay. They need
time In which to mature plana to continue
the fight against the law officers of the
government and they see In an appeal to
tho supreme court the time necessary to
mature such plans. As the supreme court
adjourns early In May for the season, the
case cannot properly come before It until
next October, and then It Is doubted
whether the supreme court would promptly
take up the consideration of the question
In view of the vital questions Involved.
Moron la Angry.
From a New York source It la learned
that Mr. Morgan Is exceedingly sngry over
what he regards as a political play on the
part of Mr. Roosevelt and It Is understood
that the very greatest exponent of railroad
mergers is in favor of sotting the best
legal talent to work to devise a possible
means . of getting around the court's de
cision and .accomplishing the desired pur
poses In other waya. One thing Is certain,
the financial world haa had a Jolt which It
la not likely to recover from (or some
.time. The. railroad kings jpf Itha country
have been awakened to a realisation of the
power possessed by that quiet mannered,
unostentatious lawyer who sits In the at
torney general's chair and who knows the
waya of tho trusts and railway combines
from the ground up. While Wall street is
keeping Its courage up, the least move upon
me part or the law offioers of tho govern
ment to further inquire Into other mergers
me rvormern securities comnanv
would, It Is believed, bring on a bear raid
In Wall street, the effect of which will be
felt for years. Both sides are alert. The
president means business and the countrv
is watching the fiercest financial battle
ever fought, with the hope that out of
the chaoa will come something that meana
protection to the people.
Investla-ntlona In the Air.
While the Poatoffice department Is under-
going a shaking up auch as has not been
witnessed for years it Is stated that the
Treasury department Is also to undergo a
housecleaning that teems to be very badly
needed. The air of Washington seems to be
rhsrged - with Investigation. Clerks who
have held office for many years are under
surveillance and heads of bureaus tremble
when some Innocent looking document Is
posted calling for 'reports along certain
linea. The last Investigation to be ordered
comes from the Treasury department and is
directed against the rubber stamp. Last
January Secretary Shaw appointed a spe
cial investigating committee to inquire Into
the manner of accounting In hla department
and to suggest necessary Improvements.
This committee Is about ready to make Its
report and the disclosures which are ex
pected will give a shock to Secretary
Shaw's well known Insistence upon the
manner of accounting. One of the men
charged with the work of Investigation said
today that the public will be surprised to
learn that millions of dollars are paid out
oT the Cnlted Statea treasury every year
without any authority other than that
conveyed by the name of some chief of a
bureau or division placed on an order with
a rubber sttmp.
Objects to Wrinkle.
Secretary Leslie M. Shaw has had his por
trait painted by Chartran, who executed
portraits of President Roosevelt, Secretary
Root and Mrs. Roosevelt. The pose chosen
by the artist Is thoroughly characteristic
end (rue to life, the secretary being shown
In a standing position, wearing a frock
coat, double-breasted waistcoat, while both
hands are thrust Into his trousers cockers.
The friends of the secretary have Intimated
mat tne pose is undignified and that he
should have kept his frock coat buttoned
and placed his hands behind his back. The
secretary does cot niind this criticism, but
he does object to a little wrinkle which in
the living face Is almost imperceptible, but
In the portrait Is most marked, so strongly
has it been handled by the celebrated
Frenchman. In fact It leads on to believe
that Mr. Shaw has at one stage In his
career been cut across the bridge of the
nose with a cleaver. Directly . above the
bridge of the nose Mr. Shaw's face In re
pose shows three distinct furrows or
wrinkles, but tha portrait painter has only
caught one, which gives an observer the
Impression that the distinguished secretary
might haven fallen downatalra when an in
fant and cut a gash In his forehead. Secre
tary Siiaw Is proud of bis wrlnklea and says
they must be Indicated correctly in his por
trait before it la hung up on the walls of
ths Treasury department for future genera
tions to gsxe at and wonder what manner of
man this waa. '
Tskktf Census of Silver.
MEXICO CITY. April 19. The monetary
commission is receiving thousanda of let
ters In reply to a circular aent out asking
for a statement of the amount of cash and
silver pesos on hand March SI. I'p to
date ths amount la Sos.000.000. Ths gen
eral estimate of bankers Is that the amount
of pesos In circulation la $106,000,000,
FEDERALS REOCCUPY TOWNS
CJnme of See-Saw Between Rebels and
Government In Yenesaeln
CARACAS. Veneiuela. April U. The
towns of Csrupano and Cumana have been
reoccupled by government forces.
The congress closed Its session yesterday
without further Incident of note.
RIO CHICO, Veneiuela, Monday, April
13. Four thousand and one hundred gov
ernment troops, under command of First
Vice President Gomes, Saturday and Sun
day attacked the newly-erected and for
midable rebel entrenchments at El Ouapo,
which had been occupied during the night
of Friday by revolutionists under the com
mand of General Rolando. The government
forces executed a concentric movement and
the revolutionists are surrounded. Genersl
Rolando has received numerous reinforce
ments. All dispatches from Veneiuela have been
greatly delayed because of the revolution
In Santo Domingo, the wires of the cable
rompany running overland across ths
Island of Haytl. A dispatch from Hlguerote,
Venezuela, dsted April 11, and received in
New York April 17, said the army had as
sumed the offensive against the rebels un
der General Rolando. It marched on the
camp of the revolutionists, who numbered
some 3,000 men, and forced the rebels to
retreat. A force under General Gomel
approached them dnexpectedly from the
rear and after an engagement lasting four
teen hours the rebels were defeated, losing
many men killed and wounded. It would
appear that the engagement at El Guapo,
mentioned In the foregoing dispatch, was a
continuation of the fighting reported In
the dispatch from Hlg-ierote. Rio Chlco la
about sixty miles caat of La Guayra,
MUST CHECKJTHE ALBANIANS
Ambassadors of Powers Impress Sal
tan with Keeesalty of Prompt
CONSTANTINOPLE April 19. The Ital
ian, German, Russian and Austrian am
bassadors to Turkey have bad audiences
with the sultan, In which they urged the
Imperative necessity of checking the Al
Much comment has been rslsed by the
significant fact that the Austrian and Rus
sian ambaasadors saw the sultan Jointly,
as this is almost unprecedented. It is re
ported that the representatives of both
these countries took a very serious tone In
speaking with the sultan, and that ruler
promised acquiescence to their demands.
The Albaniana at Ipek still detain the
sultan's commissioners as' hostages.
ROME, April 19.-J-Offlctal Information re
ceived here brings' the assurance that the
Austro-Russlan accord In -the matter of the
Balkans 'continues. This is a guarantee
that nothing will' happen. According to
dispatches received' at tha Turkish em
bassy here the troops in Albania and Mace
donia are more than sufficient to check any
disturbance, while a great majority of the
people are hostile to, any agitation.
BALKAN . JC0NPITIQN, GRAVE
Alexander Considers It
Dangerous Thau Mace
LONDON, April 20. The correspondent
at Belgrade of the Dally Mall haa had an
audience of King Alexander of Servla. In
this interview the king said the situation
in the Balkans waa exceedingly grave and
that the Albanian difficulty was a greater
menace to the peace than the Macedonian
''The continued massing cf Turkish troops
In Old Servla," King Alexander said to
the Daily Mally correspondent, "will force
me to take similar steps. Servla will not
take the Initiative, but If the other Bal
kan states move Servla will not and can-
j not took on, but must protect its own
King Alexander denleds with emphasis
that his recent coup d'etat was effected
with the chief purpose of settling the
question of a successor to the throne and
declared It waa simply a measure to check
the Injurious ascendancy of the radicals.
REBELS BESIEGING A CITY
Monte Ohrlstl, Santo Domingo, In
vested by Land and
ST. THOMAS, D. W. I.. April 19. A
steamer which left Monte Cbrlstl, Ssnto
Domingo, April 17, arrived here thla morn
ing. It reporta that the rebels are besieg
ing Monte Christ! by land and aea. The
rebel gunboat Independence was anchored
In the harbor. The revolution la gathering
strength and haa many adherents through
out the country.
ELECTRIC CAR RUNS AMUCK
Brake Falls - to Work aud Car Col
lides with a Freight
PITTSBURG, Pa., April 1. Because an
electric brake refused to work, a crowded
electric car ran away today In Allegheny,
wrecked a carriage, broke . through the
aafety gates of the Fort Wayne railroad,
derailed a fast moving freight train and
then went to pieces. Almost all of the
forty-five passengers on ths car were hurt,
although only one waa fatally Injured.
H. Hlrsch, hurt Internally, several ribs
broken; Will probably die.
Mrs. Emma Lowe, hurt Internally; con
J. E. Mitchell. wlf and Infant, badly
bruised and shocked.
Stephen Harrison, both wrists sprained.
Bruce Harrison, scalp and face cut.
C. A. Rider.
Mrs. Vaasel Bell.
Clarence J. Cochran.
Mrs. Emma Booth.
HOLD HUSBAND FOR MURDER
Woman Killed by Fall from Win
dow Which Mar Not Be ,
KANSAS CITY. April 19. Mrs. Esthef
Paddeck, aged 20 years, was killed todsy
by falling from ths third story of a
rooming house In this city and It Is bel'eved
that she was ths victim of foul play. Roy
Paddeck, her husband, and two other per
sons were In the room at the time of the
tragedy and a number of witnesses declare
that Mrs. Paddeck and her husbsnd had
been quarreling before she was killed. The
pollen believe that she wss thrown or
pushed out of the window snd her husbsnd
was arrested, to be held pending an In
vestigation of the case.
HERDERS REAUi FOR FIGHT
Froipect of War Between Wyoming Cattle
and Sheep Men.
MILITIA HELD IN READINESS TO MOVE
Cattlemen Order Sheep Owners ' to
Move and the Latter Say They
Will Flsht Rather Than
CHEYENNE, Wyo., April 19. (Special
Telegram.) A bloody war between the
sheepmen and cattlemen of the Sweet
water country In central Wyoming Is Immi
nent and state militia may be called out
to suppress the Impending battle. The
cattlemen have established the "dead lines"
and ordered all sheepmen to leave a tract
of fine grating ground, eighty miles long
by forty-five miles wide, threatening death
to the herders and destruction of the flocks
If owners fall to comply.
The Fremont County Wool Growers' esso
ctatlon met yesterday and decided to resist
the cattlemen, and with arms If necessary.
Letters were sent to th9 cattlemen warning
them not to molest the flocks under pain of
Both sides are arming. A company of
militia at Lander is ready to take the field
in case the sheriff cannot quell the trouble,
and a troup of United Slates cavalry can
be brought from Fort Washakie, thirty
mllea away. During the last two years the
csttlemen of the Sweetwater country have
murdered several herders and slaughtered
thousands of sheep. Among the flock
masters that are resisting the raiders are
several members of the state legislature
and some of the wealthiest men In Wyo
ming. MATHEWS ONE OF INDICTED
Senator Cornea to Jefferson City
Arrange for Giving: n
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 19. Sen
ator Buell Mathews of St. Louis county la
among those for whom Indictments have
been returned by the Cole county grand
Jury, and he is here arranging for bond.
Circuit Judge Hazell haa fixed the amount
of the bond at $5,000.
Senator Mathews declares he Is Innocent
of any crime for any vote he cast and asks
that the public withhold criticism until he
cornea to trial, when he will establish his
Innocence. Further than this, on the ad
vice of hla attorney, he declined to talk.
ST. LOUIS. April 19. Robert E. Lea held
a long-distance telephone conversation to
day with his brother, Heutenant Governor
Lee, who Is In Chicago. Tonight he said
that Lieutenant Governor Lee thinks he
may return to St. Louis the latter part of
the week, but It Is possible he may not re
turn for some time. Mr. Lee would not di
vulge the present address of his brother
Senators Charles A. Smith and Buell
Matthews departed for Jefferson City today
to arrange tor bond for their appearance un-or--iDdict6ente
rCtume4 against; tbeia-by
the Cole county grand Jury. -1
Frank Farrls of Steelevtlle, against whom
the same grand Jury returned an Indict
ment, has been missing since Friday morn
ing and all efforts to find him have been
unsuccessful. Sheriff Smith from Jefferson
City arrived here today and Is making every
effort to locate Senator Farrls. He desires
merely to notify the senator that he Is
wanted. . As six of the seven indictments
returned by the Cole county grand Jury
pertain to the boodle investigation It Is
expected that Sheriff Smith Is after some
person not a member of the legislature who
is likely to flee upon learning of the Issu
ance of an Indictment for him.
ADMITS KILLING CHURCHES
"Slim" Clifton Breaks Down and
Telia Where Bodies Are
NEWCASTLE, Wyo.. April 19. The raye
tery surrounding the disappearance several
weeks ago of J. W. Church and his wife.
formerly of Omaha and Council Bluffs, but
more recently engaged In rsnchlng near
here, has been cleared up by the confession
of "Slim" Clifton, who haa been under
arreat on suspicion of having murdered the
couple. Clifton admits that he killed them,
and haa told the authorities where the
bodies were buried by him. When con
fronted with evidence recently unearthed
by Lew Jenney of Gillette, Clifton broke
down and confessed his crimes. Clifton Is
a rancher and lived near the Churches.
Clifton said that after murdering the
Churches and hiding their bodlea In a
granary on the Church ranch temporarily,
he hauled them two mllea away and burled
them. Before doing so he stripped the
bodies of Jewelry which he afterward had
made over lato a. ring for himaelf. He
then drew up bills of sale In Church's
name and disposed of the stock and some
of the household goods, all the while mak
ing hla abode on the Church ranch.
Clifton claima that he killed the couple
In self-defense, shooting tbs woman first.
It had been reported that the Churches
and Clifton had had trouble over advances
made to Mrs. Church by Clifton.
Feeling Is high In the neighborhood of
the crime, which Is southwest of Gillette
about twenty mllea, and It Is feared that
an attempt will be made to lynch Clifton.
LOVER RESENTS A REBUFF
Kills Stepfather Because Latter Ob.
lecta to Girl Accompany! na;
COLUMBIA CITY. Ind., April 19. Albert
Coolman, aged 20, tonight shot and In
stantly killed Frank Stamsmith, a promi
nent farmer and Justice of the peace, at
the letter's home, eight miles from here.
He baa been calling on Miss Pearl Schrader,
a stepdaughter of Stamsmith, sgalnst tho
letter's wishes, and when he called to take
the girl to a party tonight Stamsmith re
fused to allow her to leave. After a few
words Coolman drew a revolver and shot
twice. He escaped and Is being searched
tor by 100 men.
FOLK TALKS OF RESIGNING
It Hla Post,
WASHINGTON. April 1. Civil Service
Commissioner William D. Folk has under
consideration the question of resignation
from the commission, but It Is not believed
anything will be decided fnslly until tbs
return of the president, when Folk will
have a talk with him on the subject. The
commissioner waa asked about the report
today, but he would neither affirm nor deny
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska-Fair Monday.
Tuesday, Partly Cloudy and Warmer.
Temperature at Omaha Yeaterdayi
Hour. Dear. Hour. U.S.
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a. n ni 4 p. m "T
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FOR TRAVELERS ASSOCIATION
Interesting- Proatram Arranged by
Those In Charne of State
The annual state convention of the Ne
braska division. Travelers' Protective as
sociation, will be held In Omaha April 21
and 25. The convention will be called to
order by State President Clarence W. Close,
at 6 p. m. of the first day, In the parlors
of the Commercial club, at which time he
will make his annual report. At 7 p. m.
a banquet will be aerved in the cafe of the
rfub. Arthur C. Smith, president of the
Commercial club, will make the address of
welcome, which will be responded to by
James H. Wlntersteen of Fremont. Z. T.
Llndsey, ex-state president, will respond
to tho toast, "The Relation of the Travel
ers' Protective association to the Jobber."
Mr. M. Wulpl will present Interesting facts
and figures In responding to the toast, "The
Growth of the Order." The reports of the
state board of directors, chairmen of com
mittees and post secretaries will also ba
made at this time, and several prominent
members will respond to toasts.
This convention will be the most Interest
ing ever held by the association, owing to
the organization of other posts through
out the state. ' There are now five posts.
as follows: Post A, Omaha; Post B, Fre
mont; Post C, Lincoln: Post D'. Nebraska
City; Peat E, Grand Island, with a total
membership of 400. It will be an open con
vention and any member of the state di
vision Is entitled to all the privileges of
the floor. At the Saturday morning ses
sion the election of officers, chairmen of
committees and delegates to the national
convention will be the special order of
business. Nebraska Is entitled to five dele
gates, besides state president and eecre-
tary-treasurer, being the largest delega
tion ever sent from the state.
The national convention will be held In
Indianapolis June 9 to 16 and will be an
Important one, owing to several proposed
amendmrnta, one fh particular to Increase
the amount of Indemnity to be paid for total
disability and loss of legs or arms, snd
to extend the payment 125 weekly Indem
nity to 104 weeks Instead of fifty-two
weeks in caae of total disability.
All arrangements for the convention and
banquet are in the hands of the state
board of directors and everything pcstlble
Is being done to Insure the success of both.
A large representation from the posts of
the state Is expected and a good time
promised to all who attend.
AV0D D0UBLE INSPECTION
KOnsHa lWeirwm'iiBae-wtr' stt-
. Same Time a Federal '
TOPEKA. Kan.. Anrll 19. Governor
Bailey and the members of the State Live
Stock Sanitary commission have s greed
upon a plan to prevent the double Inspec
tion of rattle coming Into Kansas from
Texas. J. H. Johnson, the state Inspector
at Arkansas City, has been ordered to go
at once to Fort Worth, Tex., and will in
spect cattle consigned to Kansas. He will
remain In Texas until the rush of spring
shipping Is over. Under the present sys
tern Texas cattle are Inspected In Fort
Worth by federal inspectors and again
In Kansas by state Inspectors. This sys
tem has been the cause of much dissension
BREWERS FOR SUNDAY CLOSING
Temperance Asrltatlon In Ohio Towns
Forces Then to Show Their
COLUMBUS, O., April 19. As a result of
the temperance agitation throughout the
state and numerous elections under ths
Beal local option law, the brewers have
decided to aid the enforcement of the Sun
day closing laws in the smaller municipal
cities. Secretary Joseph Miller of the
State Association of Brewers said todayt
"I have telephoned to over fifty mayors
In the last week telling them that If they
desire to enforce the Sunday closing law
In their towns, the brewers will stand be
hind them and assume all responsibility for
any action they may taMe. If they want to
enforce tho law we will help them do It."
BEFORE PRESIDENT COMES
I Ak-Snr-Bcn Uovernors to Have One
More Meeting- to' Cos
The board of governors of the Knights
of Ak-Sar-Ben, at ita meeting Tuesday
night, will make definite arrangements for
the reception and entertainment of Presi
dent Roosevelt whUe In tha city next Mon
day. At that time the streets over which
the party will pass In Its drive over the
city will be decided upon, also the pro
gram for the dinner at the Omaha club.
The board has so far received no Infor
mation as to any change In the schedule
time of the arrival of the party and unless
word Is received before Tuesday evening
the program wlH be definitely arranged
upon the present understanding.
NO WORD FROMTHE PRESIDENT
Evidently bets AIonaT In the Park
Without Hla Sundny
CINNABAR. Mont., April 19. Secretary
Loeb received no word from the president
Movements of Orenn Vessels April 1.
At New York Arrived Cedrlc, from
Liverpool and Uueenntown; Htkla, from
Copenhagen and Christiana; La Cham
pagne, from Havre) Etrurla, from Liver
pool and (jueenntown.
At Scllly Paused Minneapolis, from New
VnrW fi-ir London.
At The I ,Ismj-1 Passed Kroonland, from
Kc York, tor Antwerp.
At Bremen 8nllei Neckar, for New
York and passed Dover.
At Houlogne Sur Mer Sailed Noordam
frnm Rotterdam and Dised Scilly 19th.
At Movllle Snlied Columbia, from Olas-
mi-, fur New i era.
At IJverpool Arrived Armenian, from
Ktw York: I'mbrla. from New York, via
Cueensiown. Balled Slterlan, from Glas
gow, for Philadelphia, via Hi. Johns. N. F.,
At ojeenstown Arrived Cymric, from
New York, for Liverpool: New Lnaland,
fiom BoMon, for Liverpool, and both pro
i reded. Hailed Campania, from Liverpool,
for Xw torn.
PUT END TO M'KINNEY
Outlaw ii Hot Di'poud of Until Hs Has
Killed 0n of ths Offioers.
ANOTHER OF POSSE FATALLY INJURED
Brother of Van Who is Killed Fires Shot
Which Finish-i Outlaw.
FIVE MURDERS TO M'KINNEY'S CREDIT
All bat Shooting of Last Officer Were Oold-
Blooded, Deliberate Crimes.
NUMEROUS PARTIES WOUNDED BY HIM
In Darin a: and Serve the California
Man Proved Himaelf n Fair
Rival for Orearon'a
BAKEKSFIELD. Cel.. April 19.The long
and exciting pursuit cf James McKinney,
the outlaw from Kingman, Aria., ended
In a battle with the officers of the law
within a few blocks of the business center
of the town today, two men being killed
snd one fstatly wounded.
JAMES M'KINNEY. outlaw.
WILLIAM TIBBETS, deputy sheriff.
Thomas J. Packard, city marshal.
The battle took place In a large two-
otory brick building on tho outskirts of
Chlnstown, used by the Chinese membets
of the Sul Ong Tong ss a lf d?;ng house,
opium den and. Joss house. Here McKin
ney had been accreted for tao or three
days. He hsd a companion, Al Hulse, sn ex
convlct, who, being a member cf a Chinese
secret society, wss ensKed to enlist the
aid and sympathy of the Orientals In har
boring the outlaw.
Shortly before 11 o'clock this morning
Sheriffs Kell of Kern. Crllln of Tultre
snd Lovln of Arisona, with Officers Will snrl
Burt Tlbbets. Ous Tower and City Marshal
Packard, surrounded the house In which
McKinney was known to be hiding.
Will Tlbbets and Pacard approached and
ordered the outlaw to surrender. McKin
ney answered by shoo'ing. Will Tlbbets
wss shot through the stomach and died
shortly after. Packard was shot through
the neck and - shoulders and dangernuely
wounded. Burt Tlbbets, a brother of the
aeaa aepuiy snerin, snoi mciviuurj iuiuuju
the mouth and neck, killing him.
The house was a regulsr fortress. Mc
Kinney had a eawed-oft ahotgnn In his hand.
while Hulse used a pistol, huiss wouio.
not obey the order to surrender and the
fire department was ordered to the scene.
Hulse then surrendered. He was taken to
the county jell.
Another accomplice of McKinney waa
known to be In the house where tho battle
took place, but he would not surrender.
The building was act on fire and In fifteen -minutes
the man. who refused to give
hla name. ' waa, amokril our and . ts(0 tcj
Jail. The feeling ruua very lilaU ' Ifialnr;
Hulse, the evidence tending to show that
he Is the man whoso bullet killed Deputy
Sheriff Tlbbeta. ...
Story of Hla Crimea.
BAKERSFIELD, ' Cal.. April' 19. What
Harry Tracy was to the Puget sound coun
try James McKinney, the flve-tlm mur
derer and outlaw was to the San Jose
quln valley and the state of California.
While he did not kill as many men as tha
famous outlaw of the northwest did dur
ing his battles with the officers of the law,
McKinney has Still no less than four cold
blooded murders to his credit, besides the
officer killed today and four man whom bis
rifle has brought near death's door.
McKlnney's criminal career began ten
years ago In Tulare county. He Is a native
of these psrts snd but tor whisky and
gambling would probably have become a
quiet. Inoffensive and law-abiding cttlxen.
But the latter vices caused his - ruin. In
Tulare county ten years ago he shot and
badly wounded a man In a saloon row.
For this crime he served seven years In
San Quentln prison.
On hia release he turned up Irt the min
ing town of Randsburg, In this countr.
where he resumed his old habi's, following
the occupation of barkeeper and gambler.
While there he go( Into trouble for as
saulting a frequsnter of one of the re
sorts where he made his headquarters He
waa arrested by John W. Kelly, at that
time constable at Randsburg and now
sheriff of Kern county, but escaped prose
After getting clear of this trouble he
appeared in Bakersfield and in December.
1900, he shot and killed !n co'd blooj hla
friend and gambling partner, Tom Bayers,
In what is known as Jsp alliy. Whlls It
waa generally believed to have b-en a cold
blooded, deliberate murder without a
single mitigating circumstance or provoca
tion, no one saw it done snd McKinney wss
acquitted on trial.
From Bakersfield the murderer, after bla
acquittal, went to Portervllle, In Tulare
county, and there last July shot and killed
Billy Lynn and severely wounded two
others, one the constable of Portervllle.
He wss arrested, but a few weeks after
ward made a sensational escape from the
jail at Vtsalla, fleeing with a price upon
his head and was protected and aided. b
the friends of hla boyhood days, woo stood
by him In his trouble. !r::a rortervllle.
after atopplng some time at the ranch of
a friend near there, he sought refuse In
the mountslns of Kern tornty in the vicin
ity of Glenvllle, Linn's Valley ana Kern
vllle. Here he had hoa's of filendS who
protected him. supplying- blm with provi
sions snd warning him of sny pursuit. But
there Was little effort made to cap'urs him.
few officers caring to take the chances of
falling by his unerring rifle.
,ew Sheriff Not So Kasy.
At the November . election McK'n
ney's escape from the custcfly of
Sheriff Parker waa made a political
Issue and resulted In the defeat of
that official for re-election. His successor.
W. W. Collins, Immediately took up the
matter and pursued the outlaw unrelent
ingly. The latter left the vicinity of Olen
dale, going south Into Souora, Mexico.
About eight weeks sgo hs was located at
Hermoslllo end an effort was made to ap
prehend him and secure his extrsdltlon.
The necessary papers were Issued, but
when Sheriff Collins reached Hermoslllo
the Mexican officiate had allowed the out
law to escape.
For a shcrt tlms nothing was heard from
the fugitive murderer, but a series of hold
ups and tobberles occurred In rapid suc
cession along the Ar sona-Mrx co border,
which ars now believed to hare betn the
work of McKinney. Ths Crit definite news
of bis doings came from Kingman, Aria.,
where, on April 1, he murdered In cold
blood Roy Winchester and Charles Blak
ey, known as the "Cowboy Pianist." at
Cedar Station, a short distance from King-
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