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Omaha Daily Bee. ESTABLISHED JUNE 10, 1871. OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING,' APRIL 22, 1003-TEN PAGES. HINGLE COPY THREE CENTS. The ) i BRYAN WIELDS CLUB B ttrlj Arraign Cleveland "W hil FUad'ng for Dsmocrtf' Unity. OTHER STRAYS WELCOMED BACK TO FOLD Party Bad Declared Wids Esaurb. (or All Except Object of Wrath, LATE PRESIDENT IS DUBBED BOLTER Harmon Unit Ot Completed W itDOat Becenoilinjr. Faction. MISSOURI AUDIENCE CHEERS SPEAKER Reference to Pence Tbreua-h War oa Nebraskaa Asplraat' Opponent Evoke Intense Enthualeam t Kaaaas City KANSAS CITY, April 21. William J. Bryan, speaking this morning to the toast. 'Democracy." at the banquet given by the Democratic County club and the newspaper men of Missouri complimentary to William J. Stone, at which the addresses did not be- , ntll lon after midnight, bitterly ar- raigned Orover Cleveland aud his supporters who are making f. -)lee for harmony .- .-,,,. among democrats, ... .,v,i. . la'uo of repreaen- ...... u .m.t nd the remarke of Mr. Bryan met with enthusiastio favor I.K hi. t... II. ..Id r DXrL: . , . .1.1- ',, I. moral couraxe among men. W Med moral cour- age more than ability and we wain m kind of moral courage tnat will wni iu. V.0.1??:" af'n 5,.-.n- 'i .W Tiii Missouri a limn who possesses .. :.X moral courage enu 1 1 1 1 I II I , - - - , I ability. , ... i s,Um frilevVtheV.mrar. o'f Missouri -...- .v.- k.. , ii.. nf hnw to secure nar-1 mbXSH.rmodn is wide enough for all who want to ome In. but we do not want to have to alt up . n Ktita to aeep certain . cur pockets. Invite) All to Return. v- invit. all hn have straved from the (- fold 1 wan I hav ,1-m fold to come back If they so desire, but we tr, atav in arrer inev conw. " ve had ... I. -..A Kl. rlmlntfltrfi.tlon VQI nver n found ourselves weaker than we bad ever been before, because we had been V''1"? -IPW. ui'JLVL r.h.S marness to republicanism by deserting us In our hour of greatest need and support-1 l,J?wtn; rpub . " piil . .r..f vlrtorv In 1XB2, which aave our party a great oppor- tunity, but Orover Cleveland betrayed the democretto Pty and 1 : carried ' ot his administration through two national Simrin nd there was not a plank in either platform tnai waa sucn m uoirm". i to m in tuose compaigna an w-v u.u.. Cleveland had the beat opportunity to re- deem the democratic party ox any pun sine the time ot Anares ' "lA"l graced himself. As a party we must ntand true to democratlo prliclptes, and If we do 1 believe that demooratlo victory will soma hVn it ooi.-:r. .. " . . ... Sa V. for Ttlnnm f . Never wwerve In Vour lfalty to emo. 5.moriCUwrreally"beU.ve. in' dem: cratio principle, for a whole barnyard full of trimmers ana oorapromwera wuo prciauu etterTreaTet from Richard Olney, Itenator wroiau, roumi ... Hearst. Tom 1 Johnson, Edward M. 6hep- nard. D. B. Hill, Senator Daniel, Clark oil Arkansas and BaMley were read. The let ter of Johnson and Hearst raised a tumult at annlause. Senator William J. Btone. wno oia noi rise to weak until 8:80. aald In the course . t. . -T... - of hi remark. .... .. ... r tnrather. TM olatform Is the creed of l. ) party and the man who dona not subscribe to It does not :elieve in tne nemocrawo iii. I Speaking of next year convention Id: I Th.- .111 K ni abandonment or reorganl- I satlon and no ma unworthy the old Jefferson flag wll "f."?1"' nitu . t . " . . , i . l- linn niiv uk lur wn uw- i feated. SEES ROOSEVELT RE-ELECTED Former Speaker Declare Nation Will .Send President Baolc with Record Majority LOS ANQELES, Cel., April 11. In an Interview today David B. Henderson, for- i.ri sneaker of the house ot represents- Il,u aald President Roosevelt wfll be nominated, In my opinion oy in urn I V u V ; " tlonal convention and elected by the Amer ica people In the same spirit of enthus asm displayed when he made his famous charge up Ban Juan hill. That he will be re nominated goes without saying, and he w 11 have no opposition. No other name wl I f o before tne convention, nm eiwrumi wm, h-iieva follow bv the largest majority ever given to any canaiaate. Mr. Henderson is visiting a son wno re- aide at Long Beaoh and will probably re- Mr. Henderson Is visiting a son who re main In eoutberB California until Jun 20, when he will leave for New York. BURNS MAN WHILE DRUNK ladlanlaa Arrested Charged with FlrlBB Boat, Thai Slay la; Two. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., April tl. Harry Wheeler, wanted at Aurora. Ind., for mur dar. was arrested today. Tha alleged crime wss rommitted on a shanty Doat on tne unio river April . uur- i in- a riminkan earnuaal an oil can waa knocked over and lis contents spilled over the floor. It Is alleged that Wheeler took matches out Of hU pocket and, lighting them, threw them at the oil-soaked spot. The boat took fire and burned. A man named Johnson of Oweniboro, Ky., was burned to death and several other persons seriously Injured. One of these, Mary Martin, ha since died at Aurora. ILLINOIS CENTRAL SETTLES Paya Creditor of Peoria Road, Who Thereopoa Drop Aetloa. tl'HiMuricuu, in., April zi. Marcus Maytr'a application to the circuit court to have the sale ot the Peoria, Decatur and Eastern railroad to the Illinois Central set aside, was dismissed today. Mayer claimed the sale was made with Intent to defraud the creditor ot the Peoria, Decatur and ( Castern. He held a claim of $30,000 against the road and claimed that this was a prior clnlm to that ot the bondholder. The case was settled by the Illinois Central paying Mayer a certain eum, the amount ot which U hot knowaV 1 enough of Clevelandlsra In the I Youtsey was today recalled for . PS"?;--?.l,jrarVa.Uro..-ex.mlnation In the trial of CHARGES Ctmplalal ot Hearst Analaat Coal Carrylnsr Roiii la to Hf eelve Att4?atlea. NEW TORK. April XI. The Interstate Commerce commlMion sat In this citjr today to conaider the rompr 'it of William K. ! Hearst that certain cr ' -vtng road are I violating the interstav t law. plpbla V Rradlna, the Lehigh Vail",. 'r It of New Jersey, the New York, fiti- Is- Western, the Erie, the Ontario fc. . ern. the Delaware & Hudson, the Fennel vanla and the Baltimore Ohio. Th npilfln romnlilnti of Mr. Hearst are that the roads charge unreasonable rates; that they discriminate In favor of the bi tuminous against the anthracite coal com panies, and that they hare contrived In vio lation of the anti-pooling section of the Interstate commerce law to discriminate against the Independent coal mining com panies In favor of the companies controlled by the railroads. The commission Is also to consider while here the old case of the complaint of the Texas Cattle Raisers' association and the Chicago L've Stock association against the Chicago local transfer tax, which calls for the payment of $2 per car for cattle trans ferred from the termini of the western rail- roads In Chicago to the Union stock yards At the first bearing cn that subject the commissioners ordered a reduction of the tax from 12 to tl per car. That ruling was submitted to the United Btatee supreme court, which eent the whole case back to the Interstate Commerce commission for more evidence. ... . , The Delaware aV Hudson, Erie, Delaware, Lackawanna Western, Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia ft Reading. Jersey Central and vui.. " Tc, U .r, .c. -uvc- No answer were received when the com mission asked who represented the Penn- tylvania and Baltimore ft Ohio. Tj,e Besslon was occupied by summary of the complaint by counsel for the com piainani ana me presentation or an ex , . . ... . nioii snowing tne tann on nituminoua am anthracite coal and pig Iron . , SAYS DEBOE OPPOSED MURDER . To-1B,y Declare . Senator Held (loebePa Death. TJanecessary to Taylor's Election. FRANKFORT. Ky.. April 21. Henry further James Howard. Responding to questions as to negotla "on. with Dr. Johnson to kill Ooebel Youtsey said he went to see Senator Deboe ana told him Johnson and other were "1"111 to d Senator Deboe, accord Ing to witness, replied that enough demo- crats were going to vote with Taylor to retain him in office and It would not be . ,,, , necessary to kill Ooebel. Deboe said It must noi De aone. wltnmtg went back and told JohaeoD what Deboe said.', Johnson told him not to pay any attention to DeDoe, out to go ana see what Oovernor Taylor said about It. He went to see Taylor and told him what Johnson said and Taylor ralsed ao objection t tb& p!(in of nootln from (he cre- fary r rute'a offlce. ; H. T. Jamea of Butler county said he w tb man vho eam, out ot tne ,uu houBe Bnortly t(ter tm shooting and whom Dally and other, auppcaed to have been Howard. TO CONNECT ALASKA TOWNS . Principal Ones to Be Completed Darin tne Imncr, SAN FRANCISCO. April 21. James Allen has returned from the north, where he went h attend to matter connected with the i.i. f i..w. ki- - ..t " - " " toaay mat tne nrst nair or tne came, wnicn is being made in New York, will arrive at Seattle August 1. The second half will reach It destination about October 1. The cable ship Burnslde. which la now lindnrminB ranalea at Wnn w Wnn a Tnav tint get here until early In July. It will go to fi,,v. m.kln. .nnnm.. .k f, CT n " . ... . . auu men win ioj mo urn pari oi tee caDie fron Juneau to Sitka. There Is already a line from Ekagway to Juneau, which will he cut In and connected with the new military post at Haines Land lng, so that the new cable connecting Skag- way and Sitka will also bring Sitka and Haines Landing Into communication. Colonel Allen say that the principal cause of delay Is the nonarrlval of the cable. but the work will be completed late In the fall. (JUHblN MAKtS PHfcPAHATIONS Adjutant General to Have Charge of Military Parade at lit Lent Pair. ST. LOUIS. April zl. Major General Henry C. Corbin. adjuatant general U. 8. A., wno w, pDi ,argb, 0f tbs military n.r,rt, rtHn tha wnrid'a r.ir ii.rfiti ,xerclsM t0(laT ntered upon the work of preparing for that part ot the ceremonies. He held a conference with President Thomas H. Carter ot the world' fair com mission; Colonel E. A. Godwin, commander of ths Jefferson Guard, and other in terested. General Bates will be In command ot the regulars," sold General Corbin, "with General Grant In command of the First brigade and General Kobbe of the Second. I have not yet been Informed officially of the exact number of troops that will be j here, but I presume they will number in JAILED DOPE FIEND, INSANE I Deprived of Drnar Prisoner I.oaea Reaaoa While Awaltlan Trial for Harder. BAKERSFIELD, Cel.. April 2L Al Hulse, the ex-convict accused of the murder ot Deputy Sheriff Tlbbet and .City Marshal Packard, has become a raving maniac In the county Jail. Last night he began shrieking for help. declaring he- waa entirely innocent. Hulae is a confirmed dope fiend and It Is thought deprivation of the drug caused the attack. STOCK EXCHANGE WILL MOVE I Brokers Leave Prodnee Men aad Dedl. eate Xew Bnlldlas wltk Holiday Today. NEW YORK, April II. This wss ths last day on which the Stock exchange trans- I acted business on the Produce exchange, I where it has had quarter during the cou- structlon of the new building, Tomorrow it will move into the building, but no business will be trsnsacted. the dsy being given over to dedication ceremonies. T0 ,NVESTIHE ARAB -TRIBES FETE LOUBET Loyal Natives Amige Earbarie Pageant in Freiidtnt's Honor. THOUSANDS PASS IN REVIEW BEFORE HIM Mlmle Battles, Gallant Charare, Bean teons Katlve Danelnaj Girls and Desert Banqnet Play Part la ' t'alqae Ceremony, ml. KREIDER, Algeria. April 21. Pres ident Loubet presided today at a veritable durbar of the nomadic tribesmen. The I tribesmen gathered in thousands from all parts of southern Algeria for a ceremony of oriental splendor. Up to the present time M. Loubet has visited only those sections ot Algeria which show the advance of French colo nization. Today, however, he entered the desert country, with Its sparse and burned vegetation. Over 8,000 tribesmen assembled, some ot them having journeyed 800 or 400 mile across the desert, assembling on a vast plateau, where their tenta were arranged In circles after the Arab custom, each tribe occupying a large circle in the center af which were droves of richly . harnessed camels.. A superb tent of camel -hair fabrics and Arab tapeetrlee had been erected for the president, before which each tribe passed In review, lte chief dismounting and pay ing homage a he passed M. Loubet, who distributed decorations to the principal leaders. Bern Mock Powder. After the review came a native fantasia. or exhibition of sports. There were foats of horsemanship and much burning of gun powder, the exhibition closing by a charge of all the native cavalry, which wheeled across the plain and charged toward the station occupied by the president, pulling up their horses within 300 yards ot his po sition. A mimic combat followed, repre senting the capture of a caravan by a des ert tribe. The ceremonies were brought to a conclu sion by a grand "dlffa," or Arab banquet, given by the chiefs In honor of M. Loubet. The menu, which was printed In Arabic and French, Included such desert delicacies as rost gazelle "eonscous" and camel's milk. Dances executed by celebrated native beau ties followed the banquet end after an ex hibition of native methods of hunting, which Included a bare chase by trained fal cons, the day's entertainment ended. The prealdent then started on his return Journey to Salda. The tribesmen, mounting their horses, rode at full gallop alongside the train as long as they could keep up the pace, their many-colored bernous fluttering In the wind, making a brilliant picture. WOOD CALLS UPON THE KING American General Is Most Cordially Received by Vletor Em. . auaaael of Italy. " ROME. April fl. Brigadier General Lao. ard Wood waa received In andience today by King Victor Emmanuel. The general had a most gracious and cor dial conversation with the king, who took great Interest in the Philippine islands. General Wood explained that he waa going to the Philippines on strictly military du ties and aald he had the greatest admira tion for Governor Taft. He telt that the results which the governor had accom plished there were excellent. The king said that should General Wood go to Eritrea, the Italian African colony on1 the Red sea, he had given Instruction to the authorities there to put themselves en tirely at his disposal. General Wood thanked the king warmly and said he was gratified when, through the Italian ambas sador at Washington, the foreign office here Invited him to visit Eritrea. Major. Scott and Lieutenant McCoy, who accompanied General Wood, also were re ceived by the king. PRETENDER THREATENS TOWN Forela-a Resident of Tetnaa Are Hath Worried by Attltade of laanraeat. MADRID, Apirl 21. A dispatch from Cent. Morocco, reports the port of Tetuin, Morocco, aa .being In a very critical posi tion. The pretender la being urged to at tack Tetuan. the capture of which la con sidered easy. The English and Jewish residents of the place are unable to leave except by sea and have requested that a steamer be sent to fetch them, aa In consequence of the Insufficient garrison the town will soon be In the hands of the Insurgents. The Span lards have demanded the protection of the Spanish government. . A eteamer from New York ha arrived at Meltlla with 500 rases ot ammunition and a number of rifles for the sultan ot Morocco. TURKS DEFEAT INSURGENTS Mae of the Former aad Thirty . the Latter Killed la Battle. of SALONICA. European Turkey, April 11. A band of about 600 insurgents, partly in Bulgarian uniforms, waa defeated by I Turkish force near Radovltz April 19 Thirty insurgents and nlno Turks were killed. The Konlep, Asia Minor, division of Reditu, numbering sixteen bsttallons, has been called out for active service in Mace donia and Albania. The new Judges appointed under the re form scheme of the powere are being ter rorized by the Albanians. Two of the Judge were shot with revolvers In' the streets of Scutari, Asia Minor. One of them waa killed. SUPPLY OF COAL IS SHORT Kot Eaona-h la Honolnln for lae of British War Ships. the HONOLULU, April 21. (By Pacific Cable.) The coal strike in British Colum bia is responsible for the non-arrival of a shipment of 1,600 tons of coal tor the use of British warships stationed here. H. M. S. Amphitrtte came to the local naval station to secure 5,000 ton to enable It to make it trip to Hong Kong, towing the torpedo destroyers due there from Esquimau. The naval station wired to the Navy department at Washington for permission to grant the request. Bllasard la Russia. ST PETERSBURG. April II. A blizzard has swept over the entire province of Petrl kovva. Trains ar snowed up and great damage baa bees don. 'FRISCO WRECK SLAYS .FOUR Defective Ball feeatla Passeaa-er Train Plylnaj to Destrne. tlOB. KANSAS CITY. April 21. Passenger train No. 103 on the 'Frisco system, which left Kansas City at 11:30 laat night for Memphis and Birmingham, was partially wrecked near Everton, Mo., north of Springfield by a defective rail at 7 o'clock this morning. The engine, baggage, express and mail cars went Into the ditch and were badly damaged. Four person were killed, one passenger seriously hurt, and perhaps a dozen slightly Injured. Dead: E. R. MEAD, engineer, Fort Scott. Kan. BERT COFFMAN, fireman, Fort Scott. C. B. CAMPBELL, postal clerk, Kansas City. CLYDE WILKIN8. postal clerk. Fort Scott. Seriously Injured: Louie Columbia, Kansas City, passenger. The engineer and fireman were burled under the engine. i Firemen Coffman and Postal Clerk Campbell were dead when taken out. Engineer Mead was In a dying condition and succumbed soon after being removed from the wreck. The passenger coaches remained upright, and the passengers, except Columbia, es caped with a sever shock and alight bruises. The passengers went quickly to the aid of the Injured men and rendered much assfstance In extricating the un fortunates from the wreckage. - Physicians were sent te the scene from Springfield and Fort Scott and the Injured were conveyed to Springfield. The accident Is believed to be the work of train wreckers. Several attempts have been made within the past four months to wreck 'Frisco trains in this vicinity and today's wreck is the second successful effort. Three months ago the same train, north bound, wa wrecked near .Greenfield, a few miles from Everton, when,-the engineer was killed and the fireman Injured. The rail way company has made every effort to apprehend the wreckers, but apparently without success. ERIE DEATH LIST REDUCED Corrected Retsrsi Bbow that B4ven Person Died la ' Wreck. " 1 ' ' Only SALAMANCA, N. Y.. April 81. It ta.now known with practical certainly that seven persons perished In the wreck oil the Erie railroad at Redhouse yesterday, - The railroad official have compiled a list of the names of the paieenger who escaped and by comparing this with the record of the conductor aa to ,the total number of passengers on board the train they find that seven are missing or unaccounted for. Tbey believe the bodies of all thoee killed have been found and that the list ef fatali ties will not exceed seven. 'The tlx un identified cod'e are ao badly charred that recognition Is Impossible and they bore nothing which, would gjve anl clue to their lndentlty , - - . Agent Hicks, of the Eire railroad at this place has received many telegram con taining' inquiries aa' to passengera on the train, but thus far all the names mentioned have been In either the list of the killed or Injured. Relatives of R. L. McCready of Maadville, the missing mall weigher, have claimed one ot the bodies at the morgue here be lieving It to be his. CLIFTON LOSES HIS NERVE Marderer of Mr. and Mrs. Chnreh Cries Continually and Begs for Protection. NEWCASTLE, Wyo., April 21. (Special Telegram.) The posse returned to New castle today with the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Church, formerly ot Omaha and Council Bluffs, who were murdered on March 15 last by "Slim" Clifton. It was expected Clifton would be taken from the county Jail and lynched when the bodtee were brought In, but cool head were In the majority and the would-be lyncher were satisfied with the promise that the law would act quickly in the mat ter. . ' Clifton Is . an object ot pity in the Jail. He will neither eat nor sleep and cries continuously and Implores the Jailers to protect htm from the wrath of the people. It Is safe to say, however, that the law will be permitted to take Its course. Al ready steps are being taken to prepare tor the trial. In addition to Clifton's con fession, the authorities have absolute proof that he committed the crime. The trial will be a short one and Clifton undoubtedly will be convicted and sentenced to be hanged, end will only be allowed the sixty day prescribed by law In which to pre pare for the end. The parents of Mr. and Mrs. Church are here and are completely prostrated with grief. SLAVES MAY ENDANGER PEACE Island War Declared Over Till Eman cipation I Attempted by Amerlcaa. MANILA. April tl. Major General Davis has returned from the Jolo archipelago. He did not see the sultsn as he went to Singa pore three days before the general arrived. The sultan's absence compels a temporary abandonment of the negotiations for the abrogation ot the Bates treaty. General Davis reports that nine-tenths of the Lanao, Mindanao, Moros have accepted American sovereignty and pledged peaca and friendship. Representatives of forty towns north of the lake professed alle giance to the United States before Major Pollard yesterday. i Peace Is assured until an attempt Is made to abolish slavery. It Is believed that would unite the Moros In opposition to the Ameri cans. KEEFE SAFE IN PENITENTIARY rllns Somewhat Abated Prospect Kow of Lyacblna;. aad Ko RAWLINS, Wyo., April tl. (Special Tel egram.) Frank Keefe, who shot and killed Tom King and John Baxter here last night, was captured at 4 o'clock this afternoon at the home of Pat Thoney, his brother-in-law,' and is now safe In the penitentiary. Excitement has died down and there Is little danger of Keefe belong lynched, but the officers thought they would be on the safe side and placed the murderer In the penitentiary, where it will 1 Impossible to reach him. John Baxter was a .brother of Superin tendent R. W. Baxter of the Nebraska division of the Union Paclfta, SHAW IS COMING TO IOWA Will Join President in Trip Through Secre tary's But. COLD WEATHER DELAYS CORN PLANTING Official Reports Show that Farmers Delay Seeding; Throna-hoot Malso Belt OwIbst to Inimical Weather Conditions. (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON. April 21. (Special Tele gram.) Secretary Shaw left tonight tor New York where he will spend a day or two on department affairs and then goes to Chicago, also upon business connected with the Treasury department. . From Chicago he goes to Shenandoah, la., there to meet President Roosevelt and accompany the presidential party during Its trip through Iowa. During Secretary Shaw' absence it le ex pected he will take up the question ot a successor to M. E. Alles, who retired as assistant secretary of the treasury on the 15th Instant. Opinion continues to prevail that Wallace Hills, present chief clerk of the Treasury department, will be selected as Mr. Alles' successor, department officials having strongly urged his selection. Assistant Secretary Armstrong Is not am bitious to have charge of the personnel ot the department which usually falls to the first assistant secretary. Should he be transferred to the first assistant's desk, as now seems likely, he will ask that the question of appointments be assigned to some one of the other assistants and it may be possible that, ehould Mr. Hills be appointed, he will be In charge. of that branch ot the work for which he Is thor oughly qualified by reason of long service In the Treasury department. State Senator T. D. Healy and wife of Fort Dodge, la., arrived In Washington to day and will be the guests of Judge O'Con nell and wife for some days. Mr. and Mrs. Healy come to Washington to attend the wedding of Miss Fancbon O'Connell to Lieutenant Conden, which takes place on April 29. Cold Delay Corn Planting;. t The weather bureau's crop bulletin says: In the states ct the upper Missouri val ley the week ending April 20 was milder than usual and generally favorable for farming operations, but elsewhere east of the Rockies the tern perature was much below the average and excessive rains retarded farm -vork gen erally throughout the Atlantic coast dls trtcts, Ohio valley and the southern por tion of the lake region. The central and west gulf states and portions of the south east Rocky mountain dope are much in need of rain, no appreciable amount having fallen over a large part ot these district for more than two weeks. ' On the Pacific coast cool weather has re- larded growth and frosts have caused con siderable Injury In Oregon. , Southern California coast district hav received heavy rain, insuring abundance ot Irrigation water. Very slow progrea haa-beefi Made with corn pfanttng ''throughout the crn belt and the middle and .southern Atlantlo states, owing to cold, wet weather,' While dry weather has impaired stands In the central and west gulf states. The previously reported excellent' condi tion of winter wheat In the principal win ter wheat states continues unimpaired, ex cepting to a slight extent in portions of the upper Ohio valley, where, In some lo calities. It Is turning yellow. Less fav orable reports are also received from the middle and south Atlantic states and por tions of Texas. Seeding of spring wheat 1 general In all part of the spring wheat region, but prog ress ha not been rapid in south-eastern Minnesota, owing to wet soil. The early sown in Iowa and South Dakota is germ inating slowly, though even stands are indicated. On the north Pacific coast spring wheat seeding is much delayed. Oat seeding baa been suspended over a large part of the central valleys and the acreage in some sections is likely to be reduced In consequence. In the statea ot the lower Mississippi valley and in Texas the outlook for this crop Is promising. Kalns In portions of the eastern districts and dry weather in the central and western portions of the cotton belt have, to some extent, Interfered with cotton planting; this work has, however, been vigorously pushed and has made fair progress. Although frosts of the 18th caused further injury to fruit in the upper Ohio val ley, the reports generally explain that the peach crop la more encouraging than those of tho previous week. Apples appear to have escaped injury In New England and the middle Atlantlo atates. In California fruit is mostly in good condition, having sustained less injury by frost than, was estimated. Considerable early fruit has been Injured by frequent frosts in Oregon but in Washington the cool weather has kept bud In check and little or no injury has resulted In that state. Internal Revenue Fall Off. The monthly statement of the collection of Internal revenue shows that for March, 1903, the total collections were $18,624,90? a decrease as compared with March, 1902, of 12,602,626. The receipt from the several source of revenue are given as follows: Spirits, $10,610,624; Increase, $1,106,703, Tobacco, $3,641,693; decrease, $664,549. Fermented liquors, $3,553,836; decrease. $1,850,251. Oleomargarine, $57,908; decrease, $172,184 Adulterated butter and process, or reno vated butter, $19,237. (Law not In force last year.) For the nine months of the present fiscal year the total collections were $173,325,913, a decrease ot $30,945,366 as compared with the corresponding period last year. Hears Xothln from Baldwin, Secretary Root has heard nothing from General Baldwin regarding the alleged In terview concerning colored troops. Colonel Mills, Inspector general, was sent to Denver to make a complete Investigation. It Is not expected that Colonel Mills will report until his return to Washington. May Amend Red Croa Charter, It seems .quite likely that the trouble among the members of the Red Cross so ciety will be brought to the attention ot congress soon after It convenes next fall. when an effort will probably be made to obtain such an amendment to the charter as will be satisfactory to thoso suspended by the executive committee. Drill Gcaeral Staff. It Is the Intention of Secretary Root to have the general staff ready for business when the law goes Into effect In August, It Is Intended that all officers detailed who can be spared from their Immediate duties will be relieved and go to work at once. It is the Intention of Secretary Root to hav different officers likely to be assigned (Continued on Second Page.) CONDITION OF THE WEATHER Foref-aot for Nehrka Fair Wednesday, Warmer In Northwest 1'ortion; inuraaay Fslr. Temperatnre at Omaha Testerdayi Hoar. Dear. Hear. Deer. B a. m ..... . 4(1 1 . m BT 8 a, 44 S p. m BM T a. m...... 44 S p. m Btt a . m...... 4(1 4 p. m a. m 47 B p. m 0 lO a. m BO dp. m...... Btt It a. as B3 T p. B8 Mn tlH a p. m B1 p. B B4 FINAL PLANS FOR PRESIDENT Board of Governor of Ak-Sav-Bea Hava Aboat Decided aa All tha Detail. At the meeting ot the board of governor of the Knight of Ak-Sar-Ben laat night the final plane for the reception of the president and hia entertainment were con sidered. A special meeting will be held later In the week to approve them. It wa decided to reserve section A and the boxes at the den tor the use of the knights of Ak-Sar-Ben of last year. These members will receive from the secretary a ticket admitting them to the reserved seats, and no one will be admitted to sec tion A or the boxes without such ticket. The remainder of the den will be open to the public. ' Member of the board desire to have the publlo understand that the criticism of fered by "A Former Teacher" are unjust to the board In that the plan to have the school children addressed by the president originated with the board and were only dropped upon the request of the president. . The arrangement ot the members of tho party In the carriages at the depot was de cided upon, but will not be announced until todsy after the secretary has had an op portunity to arrange the statement accord ing to the plans adopted. There will be little ohange from the order published yes terday except that Mayor Moore will ride In the second carriage with the president of the board of governors, T. A. Fry and two members of the president' party. WATER BOARD HOLDS MEETING laformal Session to Talk Over the Personality of the Pros pective Appraiser. Chairman Boyd and Membera Congdon and Barlow of the water board met in in formal session yesterday afternoon to dis cus the personality of an appraiser in tho procedure of taking over the waterworks. Secretary-Commissioner Koenlg waa pres ent. No formal meeting was held and no action taken, it being decided to wait until the next regular meeting before taking action. The name of the engineer whom Chairman Boyd ha picked aa a likely ap praiser was not made public and will not be until he I appointed. PREPARE TO WELCOME EDWARD .man Decorate Street Ready for . ' V41. Innr Suflaa da hi ' ' 5 "Kins. ROME. April 21. Nothing I known r.t the British embassy or In official circles concerning the report that the health of King Edward is unsatisfactory. HI majesty Is expected to arrive In Nanlea tomorrow. The archbishep of Malta ha Informed the Vatican that he did his best to persuade the king to call on the pope, adding that he re ceived no assurances that this meeting would or would not occur. In the meantime preparations to receive King Edward are progressing In various directions. The street h's majesty Is expected to traverse nre being richly dec orated with red Venetian; garlands of laurel and myrtle and large vase contain ing fruit and flower tree thirty feet high. MINERS AT SHERIDAN" STRIKE Only Difference Between Men and Company I Reeoajaltloa f Union. SHERIDAN, Wyo.. April 21. (Special Telegram.) The Dieti coal mine near here re closed down as the result of a strike of the miner. Nearly 200 Inside men are out, and 100 outside men will soon be with out employment. There Is no grievance other than the demand that the miners' union be recognised. The strike will be disastrous for the Burlington railroad for all of Ha engines In Wyoming are fitted to burn Sheridan coal. Both side are de termined and there appears to be no pros pects ot Immediate settlement. 1 MONTANA CATTLEMEN MEET Stock Grower' Assoelatloa Hold Eighteenth Annual Gatheriaa; at Mile City. MILES CITY, Mont.. April 21. The (OjVUeenth annual meeting of the Montana Stock Growers' association began today. The report of Secretary Prultt show a balance ot $17,000 In the stray fund and $7,000 In the general dues fund. The total beef output for 1902 was 23,000 head; 14,000 strays were recovered by inspectors; 136,000 cattle were shipped into Montsna during the year and 65,000 horses shipped out. PACKERS FAIL TO REPLY Make No Answer to Order Enjolnlna- Beef Trust Isaaed by Judare Crosseap. CHICAGO, April 21. No answer had been filed by the packers at a late hour today In the beef trust case. This is th last day within which an anawer to Judge Grosscup's ruling can be entered. It is not believed the packer will apply for a further extension of time to answer, but If they decide to appesl from the order overruling their demurrer tbey will have sixty days in which to do ao. Movement of Oceaa Vessel April SI At N. Virlr ArHveil flrnaa-e Viirfntat from Bremen; imbrla. from Genoa and" Naples; Ingram, from Rotterdam. Balled Canadian, for Liverpool. At Auckland Arrived: Previously. Ven turlu, from San i'ranclaco, via Honolulu, te xt Sues Arrived: Mohune. from Tacoma, via Hong Kong, etc.. for Manila. At yueenstown Arrived: Frlesland, from Philadelphia for IJverpnol. and proceeded. At CSlangow Arrived: Carthagenian, from Philadelphia. At Brow Head Passed: Frlesland, from Philadelphia for IJverpool. At Ut-noa Arrived: Sicilian Prince, from New lorn, via jNapies. At IJverpool Sailed: Baxon, for New York. At Yokohama Arrived: Pleiades, from T and faVattle for Port Arthur Sailed; OlyinpU, for Tacoma. FOLK GIVES LEE UP Bow Inollo to Ui lelley u Leading Witness of ths Proiecution. TRUST AGENT MAY AID STATE CASE Lawyer. Believe Hunted Van Would Wi'l , inrlj Surrender and Tell AIL D0CKERY REPORTS FUGITIVE IN VIRGINIA EitoutiTi WlrM Circuit Attorney as to Subordinate'. Whereabouts. HEEING OFFICIAL SEEKS TO MAKE TERMS Brother Declare Lleateaant Ooveraer I Oaly Aaxloas to Shield Seme t'afortaaate Mixed If la Mlsaoart oadltaa;. 8T. LOUIS. April Jl. Disgusted at tnt failure of Lieu ten tan t-Governor Lee to return to St. Louis. Circuit Attorney Folk will probably go to New York to negotiate for Kelley'a surrender. Mr. Folk ha had the move under contem plation for aome time, aa both he and At torney General Crow believe Kelley, will turn etate'a evidence If given the opportu nity. Oovernor Dockery wired Mr. Folk today that he had received word that Lieutenant Oovernor Lee was In Staunton. W. Va. The absent lleutentant governor Is said to be willing to return to St. Louis it he would be allowed to tell only a part of what he knows about the transactions said to have taken place here and at Jefferson City. Mr. Folk will not listen to any such prop osition. He Insists that Lieutenant Gov ernor Lee return and reveal everything In connection with the matter tinder in-' vestlgatlon. The lieutenant governor' reluctance to tell all Is due, his brother, Robert E. Lee says, to his wish to shield ome ot the unfortunates. When the grand Jury reconvened this aft ernoon inquiry was begun Into the method used to favor certain race track Interest' during the closing days of the Forty-flrt general assembly. JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., April 21. Sen ator Frank Farrls, who arrived her from hi home at midnight last night, today gave $3,000 bond for hie appearance In the circuit court here on July 27 next for trial on the charge of bribery in connection with the alum bill in 1901. CAPTAIN DEFIES POLICEMEN Indicted for Smutta-Hasr. Staya Porto Rleo Naval sta tion. . la BAN JUAN, P. R., April 21. Th pollc hav not been able to arrest Captala An drew Dunlap, commandant 'of th naval ata tion, agalnat whom a warrant, has bees is sued tor bringing m Itnuora -Hhout yng duty, because the ali station le gov ernment reserve and Captain Dunlap . re main on It. ' The police have been standing at the gat sine yesterday afternoon 1aptatn Dunlap refuses to come out or to permit th police to enter. The first time the naval officer leavea the station he will be arrested. It wa thought this morning that Captain 1 "'"P w"'a ve tne station voluntarily. but it is now probable that he will not do so as long as tha police remain outside. Commander G. W. Mentz, U. S. N., and Robert Giles, against whom warrants were Issued on the same charge, have been ar raigned and pleaded not guilty. A prelim inary hearing will be held before Justice Baxan, a native, but because of the In ability to apprehend Captain Dunlap the date tor the hearing ha not been act. P. V. Monun, paymaster, U. 8. N.. who was' also Indicted. Is In the United State and will be summoned later. PAYROLL STUFFERS CAUGHT Three Illinois Central Employe Are Arrested for Defrauding; Company. CHICAGO. April tl. Charged with stuff ing the company's payrolls by meana of bogus pay checks, three men holding re sponsible position with the Illinois Central have been arrested and were this afternoon held to the grand Jury, Tha total pecula tion from the corporation. It I thought, will amount to many thousands of dollsrs. Had not an Italian, who tendered a check to Treasurer Tltua of the company, become frightened and ran out of the office, th process, it is said, might have gone un discovered. The employes under arrest ar D. I. O'Hern. Charles O'Hern and Mark Walsh. The first two named are road superin tendents and the third a section foreman. All were In charge of a large number of men. MALL0RY RETURNS TO SENATE Florida Legislature Send Seaator Back by Praetleally t'naa- Imoa Tote. TALLAHASSEE. Fla., April 21. Stephen H. Mallory was elected tor another term In the United States senate today by th two houses ot the legislature In seperate ses sion. He received all the vote In th 'senate and 64 In the bouse, to 1 caat for J. M. Toomba. ORDER BALLOTS COUNTED Judges Decide Caatected Election Case la Cook County, Illinois. SPRINGFIELD. 111., April 21. The su preme court todsy settled the Lorlmer Durborrow election contest by holding tbs circuit court of Cook county without Juris diction in the case, thus giving the election commissioners absolute power. The result will be that the ballots will be counted. COLLIERIES ARE STILL IDLE No Overtures Mad by Either Side Lockout. SHENANDOAH, Pa. April 21. All th Philadelphia Resdlng collieries aad ths Cambridge end Furnace, Individual oper attons, ars idle again today. As far as can be learned no overtures have been mad by either side toward terminating th lockout.