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TITE OMAITA DAILY I1EE: SUNDAY, MAY 21, 1003.
GREAT AUTO RACE IS BEGUN
Speed Contest Between Paris aad Madrid it
KEN OF WORLD FAME PARTICIPATING
Ipea as Praabbl t Mak( Battle
( Nlr Machine Om af
PARIS, Msy 2i.-Oret crowd began to
assemble sarly this avenlng at VwmJIIm,
where be for daylight tomorrow morning
the aiart of the Paris-Madrid automobile
race will ba made. In many resoects the
raca will be one jf the most remarkable
evef run, both' for the number and charac
ter Of the Contestants, the prodigious power
and speed of the machines and the proba
bility of record-breaking' runs. Leading
sportsmen from all aver Europe and many
from the other aide of the Atlantic have
gathered here to are the performance, aa It
Is fuliy expected that tn recoras oi me
Paris-Berlin race In 1901 and th Parla-
Vienna race In 1901 will be far exceeded by
this, the leading long-dlatance conteat of
190s.. Owing to th participation In th con-
test of a number of Americans, Including
W . K. Vanderbllt, jr., and Foxhall Keene,
great Interest has been iused among
Americans, especially tne i.amoer ox me ii,ooo.000 will be provided at the next ses
Newport set,' who hav stive In large Bon of congress with which to erect a
Perfect weather conditions ar certain
for th race. Th starting point la half department to reject all bids heretofore
a, mile outside th town and th start will tendered for th extension of public build
be mad at I o'clock, th automobiles nr, at Burlington, la., because there Is
leaving with on mlnut Interval between not money sufficient appropriated to make
them. Th first stags of th contest Is ths Improvements. Thers Is In th treasury
from Versailles . te Bordeaux, Ml miles,
' th second. Bordeaux to Vltorla, M miles, I
and Vitorta te Madrid, 961 miles. It Is ex-
peoted that Bordeaux will be reached at I
noon tomorrow, and th conteatanta
will rest ther until Monday. Th stretch
from Bordeaux to Vitorta will be run on
Tuesday, and that from Vitorta to Madrid
n Wednesday. Th first arrival probably
will reach Madrid about noon Wednes-
Many persons fear that serious accidents I
may. happen owing te the terrific speed,
th ponderous weight of th latest types
of. motors and th great number of con-
teatants. It Is expected that Founder and
W. K. Vanderbllt will make eighty-five
miles an hour on th roads outside th I
The competitors Include all ths holders
of long distance records. Including Bene I
De Knyff, ths winner of th first Paris-
Bordeaux race, Henri Fournler, th winner I
of the second Parls-Bordsaux race and
the Paris-Berlin race, Marcel Renault, the
winner of th Paris-Vienna contest, ths
two brothers Farnam C. Jarrott and ths
other foremost French, German and Eng
lish, and American automoblllsta. Th
American entries ar: W. K. Vanderbllt,
Jr., driving a 92-horsepower machine; C.
Gray ' pinsmor. 90-horsepower machine;
W. T, Dannat, th American artist, (0
hbrsepower machine; Foxhall Keene, 60
horsepower machine, and Tod Sloan, a 40
Ths start In the Paris-Madrid automobile
race was mad at 1:46 this morning. Charles
Garrott, th English automoblllat, waa th
first to receive th signal to go.
W. K. Vanderbllt, Jr.. had a start at
. pVs-mt hlm-If t th
starting post a mlnut lata and ther had
sv slight discussion, which caused him to
loss another mlnut. He was reported to
hav passed Ramboutllett twenty-fourth
in orasr.at :to a. m., going. in fin order.
m was scheduled sixtieth In order of
CONVICT-; BARON OF: PERJURY
Member of Oat af Moat Arlstaeratl
Faaillles la Prassla Gees
(Copyrighted. 1901. by Press Publishing Co.)
tWK, Msy .-(Now York World
Cablegram - Special Telegram.) - Baron
i-rwln y en Low, a member of en of th
highest aristocratic families of Prussia, has
been convicted of perjury and sentenced to
ignteen months' penal servitude. Th baron
i,(uw vi mv aviaiuuraua CIUQ Ol
Duseldorf. On svenlne he and a frind
Dr. Eck. gave another member of th. cintv
Dr. Weidcnrauller, a sound drubbing. When
asked to exDlaln th baron said Weid.nmni.
ler had spread false reports about him and
Dr. Eck' wife. Weldenmuller sued th
baron for assault I
At the trial Weldenmuller and four other I
witnesses swore .thsy saw Mrs. Eek visit
ths baron's apartments. Mrs. Eck and the I
baron aworo th association was blameless.
On th strength of their evldenc Wetden-
mullor lost his case and was heavily fined
for spreading fals stories. Now th baron
confesses' his evidence was falsa. I
Heary's Vl.lt Met Political.
BERLIN. May 2J.-Th. seml-offlclal as
well as th Independent press takes pains 1
to explain that Prince Henry ot Prussia's
visit to Spain la without poliUcal slgnlfl-
oanc and even casts ridlculs on th Bpan-
lah papers for discussing a German-Span-
Ua'allianc In connection with th visit.
Berahartft Has Coal Reeeptloa.
BERLIN, May 24. Sarah Bernhardt made
ner secona appearance before a Berlin
audience last night Sh had a cool recep-
tlon by the audleno and th press.
.sstpefi blades at aaas.
SUEZ, May 21 -The United States trans
port Glacier, pn Its wsy horn from th
Philippines, arrived her today.
COTTON MARKET IRREGULAR
' Laajltlssata laflaaacas Ar
Here Is ErUtaea,
NEW YORK. May 2S.-Tbs substdtnt to.
nlgbt Of speculation In the cotton market
noted her today , was reflected In Liver
pool thin morning, where price changes
were nsrrow the market closing unchanged
to 1 Luinta lower. .
" unoer expectations.
uu wim wi -fiur aaia isvorsDie, port I
receipts still-running heavy and accounts!.
fronti th dry goods trads no more favor -
able, the regulation market Influences ap
parently. favored th bears.
Th market opened at a declln ot tm
points, en -th Hat generally, while May,
still donisated by its speculetlv positions,
was pomis mgner. .
Trading was vary quiet and ther seemed
lltt! disposition, to sell at th decline.
ln" irregularity the!
bull leaders bought moderately and rallied
prices to about tast finals.
GOVERNOR SCORES LOBBYISTS
naiiraaas- war Here aeg WIimi.
I Castlgatlaa fraa La Fallette.
Follett scored th railroad lobby In strong
terms 1 a veto me.s sent to th
lature today Just before final adjourn'
Th governor charges ths lobby with de
feating all af th Important legislation
brought up at this session and says that
the harm don by th lobby cannot be
estimated. The governor cent the message
with the veto of the bill prohibiting state
and federal o files holders and employes
from influencing votes of legislators. The
bill Is vetoed becauss It does not Include
Among th laws created during the long
session were th railroad advalorem tax
ation and primary election bills. Th for
mer becomes operative In 1906 and th
latter. If th people so decide after a vote
upon ft, at th general election In 1904.
Another bill empowers th railroad com
missioner to examine the books and ac
counts of railroads to-determine as to th
truthful return of gross earnings to con
form with the license fees which they
should pay. Other measures Included a
child labor bill, a co-amploye railroad bill
and a bill prohibiting bucket shops.
UNCLE SAM PAYS FOR A SITE
Warraat far Hearty flBO.OOO Goes to
Dee Mlas Balldlaar May .
Cast a MUllan. '
(Prom a' Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, May 8. (Special Tele-
gram.) A treasury .warrant . was today
drawn and signed, payable to t Herbach
of Des Moines, owner of th property sold
to th government In that city for a sit
on which to erect a new public building.
Ths warrant was for $149,960, and went to
Mr. Harbach In tonight's mall. It Is very
probabl that at least an appropriation of
building on this site.
n was decided today by the Treasury
at present but 137.111. and th lowest bid
the department has been able to secure for
th work was $38,(90. Accordingly it has
been decided to await Such time as con-
gross may provide mora money before
undertaking to enlarge th postofflc build-
ing at Burlington.
Secretary Shaw left Washington this
afternoon for New York and will return to
th capital on Wednesday. Mr. Shaw will
remain her but a day and than go to
Chicago upon official business, thence to
Ms hem in Denlson, . Ia. to be present to
welcoms President Roosevelt when he, ar-
rives in that city on the morning of June t
Mr. Shaw will accompany th president's
party on Its eastward tour through Iowa.
Under the annual readjustment of sala
rles of presidential postmastsrs these
changes wer announced today:
Nebraska Increases, Alma, $200; Albion,'
Arapahoe, Atkinson. Bancroft, Blair and
Bloomfleld, $100.' Decrease. Bloomlngton,"$lW.
South Dakota Increase, Watertown. Ver
milion, Webster, Woonsockst and Yankton,
The Western National bank of New York
has been approved as reserve agent for th
First National bank of Mlllbank, 8. D.
FINDS A CURE FOR LOCKJAW
Chicago Physlela Claims tta Hav
Mad a Hast Important Med
- leal Discovery.
CHICAGO. May .21. ft Is announced at
th University of Chicago that Xt. Samuel
A. Matthews of Chicago hag discovered a
1 .t..lnn will MIM lsutliiaw
unemla, locomotor ataxia and morphin
poisoning. . A solution of chloride, sodium
chloride, sodium r'sulphat and. ,. solium
citrate Is, Injected in Ufg quaiitltles. ln.to.
th patient's velnsv Thy kidneys In pa,r
Ucular ar stimulated an.4' tlae entire ner
vous system Is .benefited.' The discovery
of Dr. Matthew was made after h had
experimented slont the Unas ' of 'theories
advanced by profs. Jacques Lc-eb and Al
bert P. Mathews, 'who held that the ac
tlon of the Inorganic salts oft tissues of
the body was electrical.
Practical appliances of Dr. Mstthews'
treatment at the university laboratory, it
Is said, have proved It successful. ' '
DOG FINDS HIS FROZEN MASTER
Lead Searching; Party Paint Where
Sheenherder Was Last la
BUTTE, Mont. May -A Great Falls
Pcl1 t0 th ' InUr tunUl aayav A
P"y of searchers was today uiaao th
boay ot William riumoer. on or in
hwders lost in m oiiasara or ounoay, ry
nl shepherd dog. Th animal earn Into
8helbr last "night and from Ms actions
ranchmen, wer convinced . tnat nia
m",er wa distress.
A poss set out guMed by ths dog. which
bounded ahead so "fast that th horses
could hardly keep up. Nine mile west of
Shelby tn neraer was found, rrosen stiff.
lying In a ravin. Plumber was about 62
years of ag and unmarried.
I SUE UNDER ANTI-TRUST. LAW
I Texas Attoraar Gasal Oats Aft
iraahr af Whalesale
t ' 1
BAN AWTDNlrf. Tax.. Mav Attorney
Qeneral Bell and District Attorney Be tP-
day filed th first suits under the recently
enacted . anti-trust law. The suits, ar
I against 'a number of large wholesale.
grocers for an aggregat of 115,000. penal
ties for alleged violation of the anti-trust
law ana (or ins tortejiur oi on com
pany's charter. The petition charges that
ths firms named formed a trust and eh
tered Into an agreement to maintain cer
tain prices for groceries sold to retail deal
era and hav been doing so sine April 1,
Aatoa Jeraaaa. .
WEST POINT. Neb., May M. -(Special.)-
Anton Jtrman, father of Joseph, Jsrman of
th Btlaren-Jerman company, died this
mApnlnv mt th mmm tt 7S hMlu wmm
on. of th. plon,er. Bohemian setUer f
i vnuiiui ifvuutf asyVB ft vuiiiiaut gag a,uj sa,L
1 f.ir. r hi. .nnnrnta Um i. .
iy of grown sons,
I rrtw, .
I eT- LOVI8. May U. John U French, well
I known as an automoblllat, who was In
I lured , In an automobll race In Pittsburg
I last August, died tonight at hte home here,
Mr. French was 17 years ot age, H had
i tea an mvaua since h was injured In th
I Mr. Wllliaas Alvard.
BAN FRANCISCO. May 13. Mrs. William
I ii,A, ,h. -r..M.. ,k. ' w
I n, r.iifi.
She had prominent relatives In New York
T Ball Haass ail Cauls. -
CHEYENNE. Wye.. May H.-ArUcle of
Incorporation bar been filed with th sec
retary of stat of th Wyoming Cona trac
tion company, capitalised at $2)0.009, and
'I ? th 1wnT C crryln r
canal onstrucUon bunaaa. ,
Negro Bay Set Maay Fires.
HELENA. Mont. May H-Harry Ander
on, colored, aged U, has confessed to set.
Ung the Ore which destroyed the Montana
club building. He acknowledged that be
had ataried seven other Axes "la sea ts
i nr eosmee run. -
TULLOCITS CHARGES FALL
Fottin rOeneral ' Oivai Oat Antwen of
- Tracewell and Outle.
ONLY DIFFERENCE FOUND SEVEN DOLLARS
Complete Reply to Allegations of Irn
meas Irreajalarltles Existing la
Admlalstratloa af th -Postal
WASHINGTON. May U.-Poetmaster
Gsneral Payne today made public the
anawers of Henry A. .Castle, the auditor
of the treasury for ths Post-office depart
ment, and Comptroller Tracewell of the
treasury regarding the Tulloch charges of
irregularities in the postal administration.
Ths answers specifically deny wrongful
procedure. Mr. Tracewell charges' T. W.
Gilmore, formerly an export of his office,
of abstracting, but returning on demand,
th letter authorising Mr. Qllmore to ex
amine the accounts of any poatofflce except!
Washington and New York. Mr. Tracewell
alleges that this letter wss written by.
Gilmer himself with authority from the'
Mr. Tracewell says the sum of the tenta
tive allowances by Gilmer snd ths - com
mittee aggregated $.132, that th credits
finally disallowed out of a total of $250,000
were JIM, of which he claims only $7 was
Incorrectly audited. This, Mr. Csstle says,
is the basts of Mr. Tulloch's charges of ths
dlsallowanca-ot $30,000 or $40,000.
Th postmaster general's statement
ays th letters are made (public at the
request of th two officers, and It will
appear from them how much truth there
is In Mr. Tulloch's ststements. Mr. Castle
In his answer says Mr. Tulloch shsres In
prevailing misapprehension that an
auditor is charged with keeping other of'
flclals 'correct and honest' and demanding
th necessities of the servlc. The auditor
says that such functions would bs fatal
to administrative freedom by th head of
Illegal Items DlaaJlovred.
Regarding the settlement and subse
quent revision of an account of the late
Postmaster Wlllett of Washington, which
Involved alleged : irregularities In Porto
Rico during the military operations there.
th auditor reDlled that averv Item believed
to be Illegal was disallowed by the auditor's
office. The auditor adds:
Men Could be emnlnvibft- rAMMtnutinn
fixed and expenses allowed as circum
stances demanded. Every exoendlture
made was authorised In advent hv th
department; every voucher approved and
actually paid by a postmaster weeks or
months before its presentation to th
auditor' office for allowance. Many ex-
fendltures were unusual and a few of
hem were by us held to be Illegal and
disallowed. As to whether the service was
necessary or th compensation extravagant
the department was the sole Judge. But
ic is signincant on tnis point tnat or the
1600,000 appropriated only 1249,66 was ac
tually expended in two years, tne bt
being covered back Into the treasury.
Some months after one of the Quarterly
accounts of the Washington postofnee re
porting $266,996 in expenditures, for all pur
poses witn several tnousana aistinct items,
had been . settled. T. W. Gilmer, renre-
aentlng the comptroller of the treasury,
withdrew the same for revision, aa author
ized by law, He was new to postal work
and raised many entirely irrelevant -que-
lions m a letter asxing ror - expiatiations
Which Mr. Tullonh . errnneoualv cites a.
letter from th Comptroller .disallowing
ceriain amounts. -
Objections Rapidly Abaadoned
One after another the oblectlons were
abandoned by- Expert Gilmer, or overruled
by the comptroller-(who had secured from
tne omcuus pledges that the irregular prac
tices eiiwiwu Dy. iu uocn wouia m auicon-
Unueai until the amount ilttntately dlsap-
provea wss- reaueea to isaz.w.-
But Mr. Gilmer's letter Dolntetf out ths
several of the Items might legally be 'paid
from other appropriations. The defects
were cured by, new vouchers and credits
aiiowru. i neie aB9resieu avu.oo. -
.Another Item. I Us for surety . bonds -for
postal employes, detailed fpr duty for Porto
Rico, was a legitimate expenditure,- but
was' objeotlonable to the comptroller as. a
precedent. Under his unquestioned discre
tion the. department covered this charge by
o 1 1 y wart r sv Inoraaaad Anmnanaa Mnn
Two items of 1168 eacn (per diem as me
chanics) .were disallowed tor Irregularities
revealed by Tulloch and not unknown st
the-auditor's office.1 In one case the de
ficit was cured and- the amount was again
credited to the postmaster. We hav no
record of a subsequent credit as to the
otner. -. .
On Item of 14.2S for Improper charges In
an expense bill of C. C. Masee. a postal
ciera. waa aisauowea.
On item of $2.66, a drug bill of W. 8.
Lamer, was disallowed as personal expense.
t nis accounta, tor me Ji.so nominally
"disallowed in tn ceruncat oi diner
All Amonats to. Sevea Dollars. ;v
The two Items last named, - aggregating
$7, thus represent absolutely the entire die-.
agreement oetween tne auditor ana tne
comptroller, so (sr ss th evidence was ac
ceasibla to both.
While thl revision waa thus barren, of
financial sain. It waa Indirectly orontable.
This Is the whole story of the revision of
an account wherein Mr. Tulloch- alleges
that the comptroller disallowed fjo.uju or
$40,000 previously spproved ty the auditor,
ana upon wnicn ne oases an assumption
that subsequent accounta would -have re
vealed immensely . larger extravagances. It
ssved llii6 to the government end convicted
the -auditors omce oi incorrectly aud
Mr. Castle says that th funds at a post
ofSc belong to th general postal revenues
and th surplus is legally subject to draft
by th postmaster general for postal pur
pose. Although not Illegal, th custom of
drawing on local funds somstlmss violates
rules of correct -accounting. Hence, ths
auditor frequently suggests to ths depart
ment'taat- certain expenditures should be
ordered paid' by postmasters.' 'mess inctuoe
ths .accounts' of 'departmental' official for
No Pawr. ta Prohibit. "
' "But our critic," says Jhs auditor, "un
justly, reproaches th auditor for permtt-ting'-.a
practice which h had no power to
prohibit Mr. Heath's expense bill, to
Which te specially alludes; was charged to
th , proper . appropriation . and not to any
allowance for th Washington poatofflce."
Concerning' th .'allegation . .that certain
empieyes . were paid on th rolls of th
Washington postofflc who never performed
service therein. If anywhere, th auditor
answers that no accounting omclal can
know In each case whether service was ac
tually performed or not, and, that they
trust to th scrutiny of departmental offi
cials and th honesty of postmasters. Th
postmsster at Washington, he says, mad
affidavit on his quarterly account that the
credits therein were Just and trua,-and ths
auditor says it Is hsrd to believ that that
affidavit was fslse.
Th first answer of th comptroller to th
postmaster general Is dated May 1 and
denies that any political pressure was
brought to bear, or attempted, to secure the
suppression of th investigation oi in
Washington Accounts, and that th sxaml
nation had been completed. He ssys th
attorney general and th flrt assistant
postmaster general charged Gilmer with
being Impolite and offenslvs and that such
complaints csused bis detail (not removal)
to another office. Th letter says Gilmer
WM -eombetent, painstaking and Indus
trious." , . M
Th seoond answsr. under yesterdsy's
data goes into dstall regarding Mr. Tul
loch's charge ot a disallowance of $30,000
or $40.00 for ths quartar msntionsd., and
In reply says th letter,, cited In this, con
nection, was not a letter of disallowance,
but ot inquiry, requiring th postmaster
of Washington to explain some matters
and stats specifically th' nature of some
That Latter t Ollwi. ,
. The comptroller says thb answer to this
letter waa prepared and sent by Mr. Tul
loch. end thereupon sll but $XiQ of th
Items were allowed. Th comptroller re
fer to th letter to Gilmer authorising
him to examine any sccounts. except the
VVsshlngton and New York postofnee. and
asya this letter waa written by Mr. Gilmer
without suggestion from the comptroller.
Gilmer,- he says. 'had gone over th Waah
ington accounts for ons whole qusrter. He
found thst soms clnlms ' had been paid
with wrong appropriations, but ss they
had been paid and audited and the amount
was small, they wer not disallowed. Th
comptroller says he did not then suppose
th letter referred to was obtained for
Mr. Gilmer, however," says th comp
troller. , '"did hot hsv It copied In my
office, snd when he left took It with him,
also taking the. original draft of th de
mand cf the postmaster for explanations.
After Mr. Tulloch published his ststement
asKed Mr. Gilmer for them, and he
brought them to my office."
fettering- a Appslllag.
United States Consul McWade. at Canton.
under data ;of April 7, sent to tha State
department' a detailed report of th famine
conditions -n Kwang Si, In support Of his
cabled, appeal or help.
lit produced a mass of Information, which
he declares to be reliable, from American
missionary and native sources In Ksl Kwal
FiPs Wu Chow and other places, showing
th destitution and th consequent suffer
ing, . which . the .oonsul general says Is
Ha says that ths heads of families, In
their desperation, wer selling their chil
dren for from $2 to $6, yet so many wer
th offerings sod so few th purchsses
that not all .could be sold even at this
price. Mr. McWade says that so heart
rending wer the appeals for asslstanc
that he , had' contributed far beyond his
means and would have given mor had he
had tha, money. When the report was
written, the, famine- wa Increasing greatly
in severity , snd thousand were starving
to. death. -
In on v village joo people perished from
starvation, and, he said, that unless some
thing In the way of relief came soon thou
sands and thousands will starve. Wholo
families wer subsisting on a few ounces
of ric a day and ar eating herbs and
leaves. Unless the rice and other crops of
July, August snd September proved plenti
ful the famine would be only slightly al
leviated. In conclusion, Mr. McWade says:
The natives feel that the Americans have
corns- amongst them for their and our
mutual benefit, and not as their enemlus
nor to seise any of their lsnds under any
specious or other eretensea. That feellnar
is rmpnamseo. Dy to great onarity or our
o relieve and ' not to destroy, know no
religion, creea, rac or nation.
Charged with Being; Shert
Th War department has directed General
Funston to begin court-martial proceedings
against Colonel Llewellyn N. Bushfleld ot
th Seventeenth Infantry, who Is charged
with being ihort In his accounts while
acting quartermaster and commissary at
Fort Lawton, Wash. Bushfleld was miss
ing for a day or two and It was thought
he had left Fort Lawton, but a dispatch
received today says he Is now ther.
..Colombian. Ministerial Crisis.
United States Minister Baupre has cabled
th State, department from Bogota, under
lte of May. IS, that .ther has been a
ministerial srisls In Colombia; that Far
nandes, .-minister ot ths government, has
retired and. Genera) Pinto, recently gov
ernor of th province of Cauce; will sue
oeed him. Th general Stat of things was
Th postmaster - general, has established
free delivery servloe, to begin May 23, at
Belolt, Kan., -and t Galena, 111. - , The -inauguration
of . the - servlc at South Mo--
Aleaters It T.,- has been. . postponed .from
June to September 1.-, -
' A report by Colonel W. fl.. Bcott first
assistant. Chief Ot the fhinpnin. constabu
lary,' of. the engagement . between de
tachment . of tha Philippines scouts and a
band of. ladrones .under the command of
San Miguel, which . occurred March 27, hss
Just been received at tha. War department
Colonel' Scott after discovering the strong
hold of . the Isdrones, which was an old
fort loesated , with difficulty, says that ths
death -of San Mlruel, commander-in-chief
of the ladrones. who waa killed In the fight
will "probably hav the effect of crippling
th solidity of th organisation and break'
Ing them up Into smaller bands.
Bravery la Phllipplaes,
"Ther seems no reason to believe that
th Macabbe scouts will not at all time
"I desire to call attention to th gal-
lantry In which this band, estimated at
ISO, was rushed by th scouts, led by Lieu
tenants Flnlayaon and Reea, by scaling
a double stone wall in th face of a ter
rlflo fir. Th officers and men concerned
ar' entitled to the highest commendation
for th gallantry displayed and Intelligent
control by officers and obedience 6f men
in this fight
Orders hav been issued detaching Rear
Admiral Barclay from th Boston navy
yaro to command th Puget Bound yard
C. B. Simpson of th Bureau of Ento
mology of th Department af Agriculture
has been tendered by th government of
th Transvaal the position of entomologist
sna nss accepted. Mr, Simpson was ap
pointed rrom Idaho.
Th Postofflc- department todav an
nounced h adhesion of the British pro
teotorate of southern Nigeria to the Unl
versal Postal union, ffectlv October 1
1901. Tha regular costal unlna win
apply to mall to and from that country
FAIL TO SEE THE EMPEROR
Dalmatian Depatatlaa"' Dealed ' Aadt
eaee with Fraacls
VIENNA. May JX-Ths Dalmatian denu
ties, whoa object is to Indues Emnernr
Francis Jdssph to Intervene and prevent
tunner nioodshad In Croatia, arrived her
today and found. thlr mission fruitless.
Dr. von Kosrber informed them that ha
was unable, for constitutional reasons, to
ask th emperor to receive them. Ths re
fusal to. grant tha Dalmatian deputies an
audience with th emperor Is likely to bring
forth a heated dlseusslen at th Tuesday
sitting of th Relchrath. Premier Koerber
Invited th delegates to discuss th matter
with him tomorrow, but they refused.
Today's dispatches from Dalraatla Indi
cate that matters are quieter. The prisons
cannot aocommodat th prisoners. Th
seen of disturbance seems to hav shifted
to th Adriatic, wtisr threa province
were piaoed under martial law today.
The Triest papers report that several
person were shot during th riots at Fus-
, Oa Caateaaat at Cesrt Charge.
M. 8. Height father of P. B. Height
who la belnc sued by W. H. Crow on
charge of securins from the latter several
valuable horses by misrepresentation, wss
oeiore justice roster yesterday as de
fendant In contempt proceedings. Hs had
been subpoenaed bv the plaintiff la ths suit
againat nis son ana aid not appear. Justlc
Foster, however, dtscharsed him. hnlrflm
that his court wss without Jurisdiction be
cause oi a oeiect m ins preliminary, pro
Gallty af Maaelaaghter. '
CHICAGO, May zl Ex-Contabls Mar
tin Howe-was found sullty today of man.
slaughter, the Jury having been out since
1 o'clock yesterdsy, Howe was charged
with the murder ot James F. Harly on
September s, lsl. Ho was released on ball
at that ume ana aiaepprarea iroas ina cuy
having been brought back later froqi Dkuv
KANSAS A STORM SUFFERER
tfauj Towns Littered with Wreckage and
Many People Hurt.
0RNAD0ES ALSO ASSAIL OKLAHOMA
At Oaa Polat Methodist (harem Is
Lifted sal Deposited aa Roe! at
Parsoaag ay Freakish Praak
at the Wlad.
TOPEKA, Kan.. May 21-Much Buffering
has resulted In Kansas from last night's
storm. On account of th bad condition
of th wire complete report ar Just be
ginning to com In.
Eldorado reporta a windstorm throughout
Butler county. M. P. Panslcker was badly
hurt and six residences destroyed.
Newton suffered th loss of som build
Eureka was struck by tha tornado at
midnight Here eight people were badly
hurt but - It Is thought nons will die.
Chris Oulllqk, son - and wlfs, wer awak
ened by brick falling on their bed. They
ar th most seriously hurt Frank Sample
and wlfs were carried hall a block by Ms
wind, sustaining serious Injuries. Others
injured ar: Mrs. II. A. German, Elsie
Oerman, Frank Masser and Anna Masser.
Tha damage to property here will amount
to 160,000. A meeting of cltisens tonight
ubscrlbed a large aum for the benefit ot
the sufferers. .
In Bennett county the German church
near Strutgart was demolished and a num
ber of farm" houses between Logan end
Speed wer blown down. M. Edwards waa
Over too cattle were killed In Clay county
and a number of farms swept clean. No
body was seriously hurt.
All tha atreama in the eastern and cen
tral portions of th stat are. very high as
a result of the heavy rains of last night
and tonight A report comes from Em
poria that th Cottonwood river Is nearly
as high as during tha great flood there last
Tha wind did much damage to property
In Lyon county and to Emporia, but no
body waa hurt.
Mulvane, In (Summer county, which was
reported swept away by the tornado last
night la ' safe. Some houses were de
stroyed, but no person In town was In
' Tavra at Carsneu Wrecked.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okl., May 23.-A
special to the Oklahoman from Aline says:
About 7:30 o'clock last night a tornado
struck Carman, five miles north, and de
stroyed about one-third of the town, In
cluding tha principal buslneaa houses and
P. F. Brown of Wichita, representing
machinery company, was killed by flying
Umber, bis brains being found thirty feet
from tha body. Mrs. Wlsmiller was fa
tally injured and died today. Twenty peo
pi wore more or less Injured.
Among the buildings destroyed wer th
Merrill furniture store, ths Carman drug
atcre, the Halstead meat market, th Head
light printing office and Wlsmlller's hard
Tha Methodist church waa set on top of
the parsonage, where it remains and can
be - seen for mil. '
A rumor reaches here that waterspout.
accompanied by A terrlbl wind, struck tha
town -of Yukon, eighteen mile 'west of
here, at o'clock tonight Inflicting muoh
damage.- Telegraph and telephone .wires
are all. down and it la Impossible to obtain
details. One of th heaviest rains-ever
known in the-city fell her and th North
Canadian river threatens to overflow Its
banks, -inundating thousands - of acres af
growing crops. .,, '. " .
MARSHALL, . Mich., May 2S.-A -tornado
passed over this city this evening doing at
least $60,000 damages. Th Dllcln home
for aged woman, valued, at $31,000, was
unroofed and twenty other houses ' and
bairns in the city and Marengo township
were unroofed. Joseph Hlgbe and Ernest
Burton, both of Albion, Alexander Skinnner
of this city and James Hughes of Marengo
wer Injured by flying missiles.
. Watomga Is Visited. -
GUTHRIE. O. T., May 21. A tornado is
reported today In th vicinity ot Watonga.
Okl. Th dwelling of J. P. Attarbury and
Robert Payn wer demolished. Mrs.. At
terbury waa carried fifty feet,-but not seri
ously injured, while her son and-daughter
war dangerously hurt Orchards and crops
wars damaged severely.
Th Arkcnsss river Is on a rampag a a
result of th heavy rains. Th town of Kaw
City is partially under water, many farmers
living In th bottoms near Ponca City and
Newktrk hav been compelled to leavo their
home, nelda and crop ar submerged,
numerous bridges hav been washed away
and traffic I blocked,.
EBTHERVILLE, la.. May 23. A severe
wind and rainstorm passed over thl place
last night, doing much damsgs to building.
barns, ste. Mrs. Hsiuringer. so far a
known, waa the only person injured.
LUVERNE, . Minn.. May 23. A heavy
wind and rainstorm visited this section last
night Incomplete report Indicate a heavy
loss to farm buildings throughout the
county. In this section tha heaviest dam
age wss to' shade trees. Telephone and
electric plants suffered seriously. ' "-
ST. CHARLES, Mlnn.,'May 23. At mid
night a tornado wracked' the racetrack
bunding and killed five' horses In training
there. Many windmills and barna were
DON'T-LIKE HASCALL'S PLAN
Graad Vlv Issaraveenen Cla Disap
proves His Grading Propositions
for First War.
The. Grand. View Improvement club., met
at it headquartera, corner of Fourth and
r.n.r urMii. last nlsht with an attend
ants of twenty.flve,, and President Clyde
C Sunblad In tn .cnair. A.urau- w
questions relative to Improvement In that
section were discussed, the chief of which
waa the proposed lowering of the grade at
tha crest at tha hill at Center and Fourth
streets .In order to- glv inlet, and outlet
northward on Fourth street An ardlnsnos
Is now pending In the council. Introduced
by Mr. HascalU which contemplate
making a 11 per cent grade from Center t
Walnut, and a 14 per cent grads from
Walnut to Hickory. This proposition did
not meet with ths approval of ths club
as It give an abrupt descant of about 45
degree -from th erest of th hill, which
necessarily will be practically impassabls
la rainy weather, and difficult ot ascent
at any time.
It waa suggested that a fourteen-foot cut
be made at th hill enj Center street-st
this point la order to reduce th descent
of Fourth street snd to make a gradual
grade tlHlckory atreet and a light 'grade
southward to Cedar atreet On motion of
Mr. Hansen a committee of. three consist
ing of the chalrmsSt of ths club. Mr. Sun
blad, C. Anderson and Charles Poesch, was
named to confer with City Engineer Rose
water In reference to (he matter and re
port at the next meeting of th club.
A netltlon was ordered drawn UD for
signatures for ths sstaUishmeet of a firs
alarm box at ths eopier ot, Renter and
Fourth streets. Th Question of consoli
dating th. club, with th South Sid Im
provement club wa dlscusssd and It vu
deemed ins pedum h tot eCsct.'tb consoli
dation-at present . Mr. Jacobson of ths
commute on Street lights waa directed
to continue hla good endeavor to eeur
th fulfillment of prior election promises
of candidates for two additional electric
light In thla vicinity. Other business ot
routine nature waa trsnsacted.
Chairman Sunblad stated that It was
tha Inttntlcn of tha new councilman from
the ward to be present at this meeting,
but that he was unavoidably detained at
horn. He stated that Mr. Lobeck, as a
member of the Board of Publlo Worka.
and two or threa member or tha city
council will be present at tha next meeting
Of th club. tn adjournment waa then
taken to Saturday evening, June .
GISH DENIES HE IS DEAD
Omaha Doctor Decline ta Ba Asaeag
tha Blaasslaartaa Vie
tints. William Foster, though a Justice of th
peace and henc a man of much honesty,
gave out a wrong Impression yesterday
morning and now Is distressed by Its conse
quences. II ha an office In th Karbach block.
Directly across ths hall I th offlc of Dr.
Jacob dish. Dr. Gish has an uncle, Ellas
Glsh, who for years haa been a . casket
trimmer In ths Maul undertaking rooms.
ysaterdsy morning's newspapers reported
that a J. J. Gish, visiting at Bloomington,'
Neb., had been injured ther Friday by the
storm and that his wife had been killed.
Anyone Who will keep these tscts in mind
will understand how It happens that Judge
Foster got Into difficulties unintentionally.
II waa Just entering his offlc door when
he heard tha telephone ring In Dr. Glsh'e
office. Glancing across, he noted that th
door was open and the doctor absent.
Thinking to do someons a kindness by tak
ing th number, he stepped Into tha doctor's
office and answered th ring.
"Hello." he said.
"Hello. Is this Dr. Gish's offlc?". came
th reply In a woman's voice.
"Yes. but this isn't the doctor. I'm Just
a neighbor of his. What wss it you
"Oh my. wasn't It awful? I Just wanted
to find out where th body is."
"Where what Is?"
"Where tha body Is. Wasn't It brought
This query rather pussled the Judge, but
th woman speaking so earnestly that he
didn't feel Ilk Inquiring too far Into her
matters. Th thought struck him that
some friend of hers and of tha Glsh family
had been killed and that ah was going on
ths supposition. that Dr. Gish was also the
Glsh who trims caskets, so he said:
"Oh, I guess you had better speak with
the doctor's uncle. ' He can tell you."
"Where Is his uncle now?"
"Why, at Maul's, I guess. You know
where- Maul's undertaking establishment
la, don't you? On South Fifteenth street.
, "Oh! (Mamma, a gentleman ther at th
office says the doctor's body Is a Maul's
undertaking rooms on Fifteenth street and
that his uncle is there with It Anything
further I should ask him. No?) Thank
you. sir. That was alL"
The parenthetical remark cam to th
Judge faintly. He realised that the speaker
a! the other end of ths line was addressing
an aside to someone els In tha room .with
her, but h .did not realise whst. "she waa
aaylng .until after aha had finished and- had
rung off. Even than he didn't quit grasp
the situation because he had not time to
look over th papers.. But.. when he did
look over them a great light broke upon
him. and now ha la much disturbed lest hs
haa caussd soms-friends f- tha doctor sev
sral hours of unneoessary mourning..
For the relief of such friends and ot any
others who may be similarly concerned, It
Is well perhaps to stat that Dr. Glsh was
seen -yesterday .by. Be representative
and gave his personal assurance thst hs Is
not dead' or anywhere . near it - Moreover
he. states that ao far.. M b.,knows, ths
storm victims , ot his name ar not ralatad
to him In any way.
Brltoas Disdala Peaaats.
Over In England they call the peanut
ground-nut" and "ground-bean." In Brit
ish eyee It la only for pigs. It Is met with
occasionally In fruiterers' shops, but never
In push carta, as In New York. A British
sncyclopedia says: "In th southern states
of North America th seeds, or nuts, as
they ar called, ar roasted and used as
chocolate. They are a favorite article of
food with the negroes." Georgians are
called "goober grabber" throughout th
south. Many a farmsr has grown rich on
the humble peanut, th annual product be
Irg worth $10,000,000. Sum person try to
belittle the goober. A lawyer, examining
a witness In an Important case, one whose
testimony was conclusive, undertook to
ridicule him. "You ar a business msn, I
believe?" "Yes." "What Is your bust,
ness?" "I deal In peanuts." The lawyer
smiled knowingly at the Jury, "A' peanut
vender, eh? How many pints did you sell
last month?" "I hardly know. A million,
possibly." "What! A million?" "I handle
about half a nll!lon bushels a year. 1 am
a wholesale dealer.". The lawyer sat down,
with the laugh turned on him. New York
Press. , . ,
Calorada Will Not Pay.
DENVER, May iJ. -Colorado, haa again
declined, In a communication from the
governor . to the secretary of state at
Washington, to reimburse William Rad
cllfle, an Englishman, tor his property at
Grand Mesa Lakes, which was. burned by
a mob two years ago.. This refusal is
based upon a report from the district at
torney at Grand Junction that - he could
ascsrtaln no facta that would make It In
cumbent upon the stat to pay damages
Woodmen's Convention Ends,
MILWAUKEE, May 23. -The-convention
of Woodmen of the World canie to a close
today with the installation of officers. The
salHrica of officer a were made to correspond
witn i ne large increase or wont, it was
decided to consolidate the various - funds
In order thst operations may be carried
on from the general headquarters.
Cripples geek Dr. Leresi,
DALLAS, Tex.. May' Dr. Lorens, the
Austrian surgeon, srrlved todsy from
Mexico. Nearly 600 cripple are here from
the surrounding country In sn effort to
avail themselves of his services.
Fraas Oaa Ta Plaat Maaatala.
' On the Duke of Athol'a eatata waa a bare,
unalghtly crag, ths rocks of which wer
Inaccessible to climbers. Tin canisters
were loaded with tree seed and fired from
a cannon against the face of ths crag, scat
tering their fruitful contents among th
rocky crevices. In the course of years
these barren heights wer crowned with
trees of luxuriant growth. Dr. Burkhart's
Vegetable Compound Tablets ars seeds ot
health, which are being fired against th
rocky rampart of disease. Rheumatism,
Constipation, Catarrh and all diseases of
the blood yield to their wonderful curative
power. 0 day treatment 2fcc. AH drug
gists. Mrs. Refina Watstn'i School
F0ITBE HI0HEI AIT wF NAN0 FLA V 1.1
m I. MMlasaa Strut. Cakafe. M.
Announces the beginning of Ita SUMMER
TERM for JUNK 12nd.
Mrs. Watson make a specialty of th
training of teachers and concert pianists
in repertolrs, etc.
Among prominent musicians trslned by
her, . li-e following names may b men
tioned: Prof. Apel, Detroit Mich.; Prot
Lutkln. Dean Northwestern Music School
Rvanston: Miaa Parsons, Director Rock ford
Musical College: Miss Stilbley. Dlreotor
r'lano Clas.ea ot Glrton School' Wlnnetka,
II.; Mr. Walter Spry. MUs Msy Allport
Min Kleanar ihelb-end other ef Chioago.
Applications fur tuition may be anad at
sny time. For particulars address
TERMS OF ME SETTLEMENT
Union Pacifio'i Agreement with Striking
IS BASED ON HARRIMAN'S SUGGESTIONS
Plee Work ta B Left to Rmployes
and Arhltratloa to Ba Kffected
If Satisfactory Decision
Caaaot Ba Beached. .
NEW YORK. May .-After nearly a
year atrike of th Union Pacific boiler
makera, the contest has been settled satis
factorily to th company and th men on
th basis of ths following telegram sent
by Mr. Harrlman to John McNeil, grand
president and organlier of tha Brotherhood
of Boiler Makers while Mr. Harrlman wA
hurrying home from the west 'overthe
Lake Shor railway on May IS:
"Rather than permit a condition to' be
brought about whereby men's homes would '
be broken Up and their families, wives snd
Children be permitted to suffer through no
fsult of their own, I will recommend to .
Mr. Hurt, president of the Union Pacific,
and suggest to you for conohleratlon. the i
following: The sympathetto Boiler Makers' .
strike ou the Southern Pacific and. other,
lines to bs called oft; Union Pacific strike
to be called off; matter ot piece work to be ,
left to th men themselves, both those ,
already employed and to be employed here
after by the Union Pacific, and piece work
not to be employed hereafter' by the Union
Pacific and piece work not to be further
extendod on th Union Pacific, aud to be
abandoned at the end ot four months If so
dstermlned upon by a representative ot -tha
company and men; if they cannot agree
It Is to be referred to other representatives
not directly engaged In managing the rosd
or the strike; th piece worlOaystein not to
be extended on the Southern Pacific or
other lines except' after conference, and
agreement with the boiler makers; no dis
crimination to be made against former em
ployes on the Union Pacino when placea
are to be filled and no discrimination to be
made on account of their accepting tern-'
porarily the piece work or not and any
adjustment thereof to be determined be
tween representatives as above provided.
"In lieu of this call off of the strike, both
sympathetic and otherwise, as above, and
refer the whole Union Pacific controversy In '
Its present condition to arbitration to be
agreed upon. On account of present condi
tions,. Important that I see you all In New '
York not later than Monday next. Pleaae
Mr. McNeil replied to Mr. Harrlmnn,'
agreeing to recommend his suggestions for
settlement snd after a conference at the
company's ofl'.cc In New York the matter '
was finally adjusted on the basis of the,
telegram. A satisfactory adjustment tins
been reached and the rights of sll parties
Interested have been protected, including,
the rights ot the company and Its new em
ployes and the old men who are to return
to the employment of the company, and It
Is thought probable that the method her .
established will be conducive ot lasting re
sults, and that It may bo mads a basis ot .
settling any differences In the future.
Retires After Thirty Years.
CINCINNATI, May 23.-Af(r thirty years '
of active, servloe In. the Cincinnati Gas
company General Andrew Hlckenloper has
been compelled to resign by reason of an
order from his physician forbidding him to
continua in business. His resignation will .
be acted upon at the next meeting of ,the
' 'JUNE 2D AND 16TH.
St. Louis, Mo.
, JUNE 10TII AND 17TH.
JUNE 7TH, STH'AND' IrTH.
Saratoga. N. Y.
, Jp'LY 4TH AND 5Tli..
Baltimore, Md. v
. JULY J.7TII AND 18TH.
FOH INFORMATION .- ,
CITY TICKET OFFICE, :
8. E. Corner 14th & Douplss Street",
' THOS. K. tJODFREY.
raeaenger and Ticket ARprtt.
Bo well snd fsvor
ably known as th
leading, most" reliable
ECIALiiBl in ait
6EASKU Off MEN.
Th.v . hav been
many years in eatab
lUhlnf tholr reputa--tion
IN OMAHA for
kmait and honorable
DEALING-, d al,y rjcelvs inany let
tare than'tast thsm for ths cUKts ptr,
teotad end th great "" Uey are doing
lor m Vnelr li.. work haabeen de
vtr. as Bpectaiisi. m treating aU die-,
Te CERTAIN O A CUKE by CON-,
BOLTING th "EST FIRST.
hat medical collise and Is e.cknowledged
KTbest EXpifirtflfNCEO and SKILLED
ftPEClALISI if- dLeae h-tjrsata. ,
are TViiB. . person or by letter, and
sacredly confidential In all diseases. .
written contract given m v-. ..
Hi man r refund money Pta.
Many ca.es treated K An per month. ' '
TBEATMKHT BY MAIL.
Call ar a drees. Car. 14th Doaa-las.;
CH SEARLES & SEARLES .
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