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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUSE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MOUSING, JUNE 18, 1903 TEN PAGES.
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I 1IECHMS JUBILASI
Bejoioe Greatly at Ciui Friendly Mew age
to Hew Bfrrian King.
AUSTRIAN EMPEROR DENOUNCES MURDERS
Congratulates Peter, but Alio Condemns
Beavm for Election.
ITALIAN MONARCH SENDS GOOD WISHES
Britain Stands Beady to Act if Froteit at
Orime Will He' p.
ASSASSINS UNLIKELY TO BE PUNISHED
Russia's Attitude Taken as Support
( Little Nation's Choice aad
Caaraatee that Coesplra
tors Will F.tripc.
BELGRADE, June 17. The cabinet min
ister and other Servian official here are
Jubilant over the cxar's telegram to King
Pater, demonstrating sympathy on the part
of Russia. King Peter has telegraphed to
the csar thanking him warmly for his roes
The array regards the caar'a telegram as
putting the seal of approval on the deeds
of the officers.
Up to the present the diplomatic corps
has officially Ignored the provisional gov
ernment, but the Servian officials express
the conviction that the powers generally
are bound to follow Russia's lead. The
Austrian government has promised King
Peter the free use of its railroads for his
Journey here. The municipality of Bel
grade haa voted a large aum towarda the
reception of King Peter, whlcii promisee to
be elaborate. About 8,000 adJIUonal electric
lights have been ordered for the Illumina
tion of the city,
Nothing Is rjw heard but talk of the
approaching reception of the new king.
The municipality of Belgrade is also send
ing a deputation to meet King Peter and
Intends erecting three triumphal arches be
tween the railroad station and the town
The skupshtlna and senate during the
day adopted a modification of the constltu
Uon of ISM. It Is understood the chief
differences deal with the curtailment of
the king's prerogatives, but his majesty
will still remain chief of the army. There
will only be one chamber, having a propor
tional representation of the various par
ties. The constitution altogether will be
liberal and the changes made are Import
ant In this respect In that they will com
pletely alter the existing cumbersome ma
chinery necessary to modify the constltu
Denounces the Assasataa.
VIENNA. June 17. Cordially worded tele
grams have been exchanged between Km
peror Francis Joseph and King Peter, but
the emperor In the midst of his congratu
latlons to the new ruler seised the occasion
to denounce the a sua Ruinations.
The text of the new king's message fol
1 'hasten, to inform "vour1 rhaieatv of mv
call to the Servian throne, to which I have
been elected by the unanimoua vole of the
Senate and Skupshtlna. I Intend to take
up again my ancestral traditions and hope
to bring freedom fend happiness to my
I reapeotfully pray that your majesty
continue to evince to me those feelings of
sympathy which your majesty entertained
for my father up to the time of hla death.
Should your majesty be pleased to show
me the earns sympathy in the fulfillment of
my duties, it will make lighter the task for
me. It Is my Intention and firm resolve
to merit It.
The emperor replied li. the following
In acknowledging the friendly notification
of your aooeaalon to the throne, I desire
to assure you without delay of mv com
Plate sympathy and wishes that you may
have a long and happy reign.
May It be vouchsafed to your majesty to
carry out successfully the noble mission
devolved upon you by restoring peace, quiet
and esteem to your unhappy land, eo sorely
visited by a succession of International
storms; and by raising It again, after the
severe fall which It recently sustained In
the eyes of the civilised world. trough the
nemous ana universally one pi sea crime.
Your majesty has ray sympathy In exe
cuting this task, and you may be con
vinced that it will always be my heartfelt
desire, aa It la your own. to maintain
and strengthen the friendly and neighborly
relatione wraon nave existed so long De
tween our two countries.
Kiagr at Italy Congratelates.
ROME. June 17.-King Victor Emmanuel
has telegraphed hla congratulations to his
brothsr-ln-law. King Peter of Servla, also
expressing his wishes for the tranquillity
and prosperity of the country under the
ST. PETERSBURG. June 17. -The cxar
congratulation to King Peter was conald
ered a publlo expression of tha unqualified
favor with which the proclamation of King
Peter was received In official circles here.
It is regarded as unlikely. In view of the
attitude of the Servian people, that Russia
will support the suggestion thst the powers
should demand the punishment of the as
saasins of King Alexander and Queen
Tssig Mllaa la Dancer.
CONSTANTINOPLE, June 17.-The suits
has warned Madam Chrlstlnch. mother of
Milan, son of the late King Milan of Servla,
to carefully guard her son. She Is advised
to keep her aon In the house and not allow
him to appear on the streets.
It Is presumed that this advice waa the
outcome of fears that an attempt may be
made to murder young Milan, although it
Is not believed that there alll over be any
prospect of his succeeding to the throne
Attltade of the British.
LONDON, June 17. In accordance with
hla promise. Premier Balfour in the House
of Commons today amplified the Informa
tion regarding the attitude of the British
government toward Servla.
lie said the diplomatic relations with
Servla, which ended with the dealb of
King Alexander, had not been resutnej.
The government had considered whether It
should mark Ita repugnance of the crimes
which had disgraced the Servian capital by
Withdrawing the Brltlslt minister.
It, however, had been thought better
that Sir George Bonham remain at his
post and protect British interests. He
would not be accredited to the new iov-
ernment until further information was re-
ceived retarding the circumstances under ceipts will be deposited in the Russla
whlch It had come Into power. Chinese bank.
Those powers. In regard to whose atti-
tude ths government had recelvej lnfor- I Killed by Prematare Cxplealoa.
matlon. had Instructed their represents- HONOLULU. June 17. Robert English, a
uvea to accept ine present government as
the tlefacto authority with which current
business should be transacted.
Killed la a Runaway.
SAN JUAN, P R-. June 17.-Mlsa Jean'
Ankrom. formerly of Waynesburg, Pa., the
only woman school supervisor In Porto
Rico, was thrown from a carriage In a
runaway aoddcut at Ponce last Bight and
SAILS FOR THE NORTH POLE
Whaling Ship la Command ( (if
tala Amniiditi Starts for
the Ice Uil
CHRI8TINIA, Norway, June 17. The
haling ship GJoa, with Captain Ammund-
sen's magnetic north -sle expedition on
board, sailed at mldni .
It hii been annov ' st the Am-
mundwn expedition wti. t0 King
Wllllam Land, on the east . U, Green
land, and will thence proceed Hng
tralght. If Captain AmmundMv
to follow the course projected It wi.
him almost across the pole. v
r.tntflln Ammnnflun whn I. M N'nrviM
gtan, was the first officer of Belgica In I "
Gerlach's Antarctic expedition of 1SS7-!
After his return Ammundsen consulted
with Prof. Neumayer of Hamburg, the
leading authority on territorial magnetism,
win Informed him that the exact determi
nation of the earth's magnetic north pole
would be of the very greatest value to
science. The fitting out of the expedition
which has Just left Christiana followed.
The ship is classed as being one of the
trongest and best vessels of the Arctic
fleet. It can be handled by a crew of
seven. Is fitted with an auxiliary petroleum
engine and Is equipped for a four years'
stay In the Arctic regions.
BLOOD FLOWS LIKE RIVULETS
Yoana Jews Parade la Rasslan
Polaad aad Are Bratally
BERLIN, June 17. The Tageblatt today.
n mall advices from Lods. Russian Poland,
(rives an account of disturbances there on
Monday last. About 6,000 young working-
men, Jews, paraded the streets In an or
derly manner, but aa a socialist demon
stration. Tha poMce, In view of the number of
those engaged, called on the Costacks for
assistance, and then the police and Cos
sacks charged the workmen, beating them
with the flat of their swords and fists and
mercilessly continuing the beating after a
number had been arrested and wars help
less, and further beating them at the sta
tion, where, according to the mall advices,
blcod "ran In rivulets."
It Is reported that ten young men were
beaten to death and that of the 100 who
were arrested all were seriously wounded.
Surgeons worked for five hours sewing up
wounds after the fury of the police haC
GAINS FOR ,THE SOCIALISTS
Oood Ibewlng Is Made at tha El-
pease of Radical Parties la
BERLIN. June 17. The socialist victory
at the Reichstag election yesterday Is at
the expense of the two radical parties, who
voted as the socialists directed In the last
Reichstag on tariff, military and naval
affairs. Hence, on these questions, the new
house Is not distinctly different from the
The returns received up to U tonight
from SSI districts give: Conservatives, 30;
center party, 12; socialists, 62; Poles, 14
free conservatives.. e; Alsatians, t; national
liberals, t; miscellaneous, T; total members
elected, 204. Reballotlngs will be necessary
In 177 districts. The socialists strength In
the new bouse will probably reach 80.
SIR THOMAS IS ON THE WAY
Crowd Cheere Hlaa When He Starts
aad Kin Wishes Htm Good
LONDON. June 17. There was a large
gathering of people at the Euston rail
road today to bid goodbye to Sir Thomas
Llpton, who started for Liverpool to board
the steamer Oceanic for New York. The '
crowd cheered him heartily while Sir
Thomas waved hla farewell.
On the same train waa J. P. Morgan, who
waa also cheered by the Llpton contingent.
King Edward telegrahed to Sir Thomas
Llpton aa follows:
As you are just about leaving for Amer
ica, let me wish you a prosperous journey
and all possible good luck for the great
race in August.
(Signed) EDWARD, R, & I.
BANDITS IMPRISON AUTHOR
Walter B. Harrla le Captured by
tha Moantalneers af
TANGIER, Morocco, June 17. Walter B.
Harris, the traveler and author, who was
a member of Sir Arthur Nichols' special
British embassy to the sultan of Morocco
last year, la a prisoner of the mountaineers
at Zeenat, the headquarters of the bandit
Government troops attacked the place
yesterday evening, burning many houses,
but did not succeed In rescuing Mr. Harris.
RUSSIAN JEWS STAB ENEMY
Strive ta Hevenge Maasarre by At
tacking Aatl-Semltle Editor
ST. PETERSBURG. June 17.-Kroushe-van,
the editor of the antl-semitlo organ
In Klshlneff, which is believed to have been
largely responsible for the recent massacre
waa attacked by a party of Jewa In the
street here today and atabbed In the neck.
Th. wminrt la not believed to ha fstai ui.
a' former atudent of the
polytechnic school at Kleff.
Threatened by the Mad Mallak.
ADEN, Arabia. June 17. The British
lines of communication between Berreba
and Bohotle, Sonmliland, are threatened
by the Mad Mullah. Thre companies of
the Hampshire regiment and 3u0 native
troops have been ordered from here to
Svmalilanl. About 14.000 Abyssinlans are
now co-operating with the British against
Russia to Take Heeelpts.
PEKING, June 17. Russia and China
have arranged that the euatoma manage
ment of Dalny and the adjoining frontier
ahall be similar to the German arrange
ment at Klauchou. Governor A Heft's, finan
cial secretary, will be the Russian manager
1 of the customs service at Dalny. The re
i pnoi at ivanunn. snut mgagea in DUatlng
away obstructions in the channel, waa tn
stantly killed by a premature explosion of
Danish War ships Going ta Kiel.
BERLIN. June 17. The Tageblatt prints
a dispatch from KUi aaying that a Danish
squadron of war ships will be there at tha
same time as the American uropeao
OilAIIA TEAM COMES SECOND
Modern Woodmen's Drill Contest it Won by
TALBOT OF LINCOLN CHOSEN HEAD CONSUL
Herae and Saaaders of Iowa Also
Receive OSIee, Ant l-Admlnlst re
tloa Faction Hot Putting
JsDIANAPOLIS, June 17. Wrangling In
Woodmen's convention began today,
administration forces wanted the con- j
slderatlon of Insurance rates postponed
until Friday and to take up the election
of officers today.
J. U. Johnson snd his faction of "antls"
desired that the readjustment of rates be
taken up first.
It was decided to proceed with the elec
tion, which resulted: Head consul, A. R
Talbot of Nebraska; head adviser, D. li.
Home, Iowa; head clerk. C. W. Hawes.
Illinois; head banker. P. R. Smith. Mis
souri. Directors, Q. W. Rellly, Illinois; C.
Q. Saunders, Iowa: P. R. Smith. Missouri:
E. E. Murphy, Kansas; C. J. Byrnes. Michi
gan. The antls presented no candidates.
W. H. Murray, representing the Cali
fornia promotion committee, is here word
ing to secure the nineteenth convention for
Other officers elected were: Head chap
lain. Rev. W. B. Gardner. Providence. R
I.; head escort, C. D. Elliott, Seattle. Wash,
head watchman, W. B. Beachley, Hagers
town, Md.; head sentry, George H. Bow
man. Oklahoma City. O. T.; auditors, Louis
W. Otto, Crawfordsvllle. Ind ; F. W. Par
rott. Clay Center, Kan.; John Dennlson,
Clarion, la ; M. R. Carrier, Lansing, Mich.;
E. B. Thomas. Columbus. O.
The report of the law committee was dis
cussed by sections. The large cities were
admitted to the Jurisdiction and power
waa given to the executive council to ex
empt any one or any section of any city.
The woodmen month was changed to con
form to the regular calendar.
The prises for the drills In the senior
class of foresters were awarded. They
were: First, Kansas City; second, Omaha;
third. Rock Island, 111.; fourth. Des Moines;
fifth, Denver; sixth, Lincoln.
TROUBLES COME TOO THICK
Arapahoe Wosaaa Ends Domestic
Difficulties by Morphine
ARAPAHOE, Neb.. June 17. (Special Tel
egram.) Mrs. N. Chesbro, a woman S3,
years of age, committed suicide via the
morphine route at noon today. The cir
cumstances were as follows: Mrs. Chesbro
Is an old resident of Gosper county, living
some ten miles northwest of here with her
husband, and up to some three years ago
very happily situated, but about that time
came domestic troubles and ahe left her
husband and. as is supposed, set fire to
their frame residence on leaving. It was
burned to the ground on that day and Mrs.
Chesbro was the only person there. Later
a reconciliation was effected until about
two months ago. when, discord again ap
peared, and she attempted suicide with
morphine, but unsuccessfully. She then
left home, going to relatives In the eastern
part of the state, returning here on last
evening's train, and after leaving with one
of our merchants $96 in money to be called
for, went to an unoccupied house west of
town and passed the night. At noon today
she appeared at the doorway and attracted
the attention of some parties passing, and
as soon as her condition was ascertained
was taken to the nearest house, but died
before medical aid could be secured. A
coroner's Inquest was deemed unneccessary
as she stated ahe had taken poison with
I suicidal Intent as she wished to die and
had nothing to live for. Her remains were
taken care of by local cltliens and rela
tives notified, and will be bruied as they
may direct, probably In the Arapahoe cem
etery tomorrow. It Is presumed she was
laboring under temporary Insanity, caused
by her domestic troubles
QUICKER T0 CALIFORNIA
Central Paelfle Cat-OAs Progress, One
Is Opened and Others Soon
SAN FRANCISCO, June 17. Mr. Harrl
man's plans for shortening the time across
the continent are gradually materializing.
One of the Central Pacific's cutoffs In
Nevada has been completed and the
Southern Pacific has issued orders to run
trains over the newly constructed piece of
road between Valmymy and a point two
and a half miles east of Iron Mountain, In
Humboldt county. This cuts out Herrtn,
Raho and 8tonehou.ee on the Salt Lake
division of the Southern Pacific.
Work on the other cutoffs In Nevada
and Utah la progressing and the long
bridge across the northern arm of the
Great Salt Lake la nearing completion.
Ilarrlmaa Sot In Control.
SALT LAKE CITT. Utah. Juse 17. It
ran be stated officially and with abao'ute
accuracy, the Tribune tomorrow will say,
that while the traffic arrangements be
tween Senator Clark's Bait Lake-Los An
geles road and the roads constituting the
Harrlmnn system will bo most cordial, the
; lallcr siem am nae absolutely nothing
i to do with directing the operations of the I
' clar,t road, which will do business with all j
roads entering Suit I-uke City.
Freight Congested at St. Joe.
ST. JOSEPH. Mo.. June 17.-Frelght traf
fic conditions sre In such a bad way that
at a m-etlng of all the loon I railway agents
! thta afternoon It was decided not to ship
any out tomorrow ana possibly the next
day. but to concentrate all efforte on the
delivery of freight now on track and In
freight houses In the city.
GREENE TO SUCCEED GARFIELD
Duluth Lawyer Is Xamed by Prealdeat
for Civil Service Commis
sioner. WASHINGTON. June 17-Henry F.
Greene of Duluth, has been appointed civil
service commissioner to succeed Mr. Gar
field. Mr. Greene Is a lawyer.
After conference with the president today.
Secretary Moody announced the following
appointments, sll of the appointees being
from New York:
Captain C. W. Rhea, to-be chief bureau of
steam engineering, upoln the retirement of
George W. Melville, In August next.
Psy Director Henry T. R. Harris, to he
paymaster general, upon the retirement of
Rear Admiral A. 8. Kennedy, this month.
Lieutenant Colonel a. F. Elliott, to be
commander of the marine corps when
Major General Charles Hey wood retires,
METROPOLITAN, LOSES MONEY
Witness Tells la Coert af the Ears
lags af Street Railway
NEW YORK. June 17.-Jaeob H. Bchlff.
of Kuhn. I.oeb Co , testified today before
Justice Scott of the supreme court in the
suit of las dor Wormser, Jr., to break the
lease of Its properties and system executed
by the Metropolitan Street Railway com
pany to the Interurban Railway company,
that K'jhn, Loeb A Co. were paid for un
derwriting the Interurban scheme Il.SOO.OOO.
Mr. 8tlrkeny, counsel for Wormeer, ssked
If the Metropolitan company had shared
In the profits of the transaction, naming
Thomas F. Ryan. Mr. Whitney. Mr. Wld
ener. Mr. Ellins and the Morton Trust com
pany. Mr. Schllt replied that every member of
the underwriting syndicate profited in pro
portion to the amount he subscribed.
When Mr. Vreeland took the stand he
said. In response to questions by Mr. Guth
rie, counsel for the deftnse. that the result
of the operations of the Metropolitan sys
tem In 1901 was a deficit of more than (31.-
000. and In 1902 of about t.nB.000.
This was exclusive of Interest on the
floating Indebtedness or allowance for the
franchise tax. Mr. Vreeland said that the
amount of the Intereat and tax would be
nearly $900,000. Mr. Vreeland said he had no
Interest In the syndicate described by Mr.
SchiftT and to the beet of his knowledge
none of the directors of the Metropolitan
syndicate or the Metropolitan Securities
Mr. Vreeland said Ms estimates of the
earnings of the Metropolitan system were
not realised In 19"1 nor In 302. and he does
not believe from present Indications thnt
the estimates for IMS will he realised. They
have not been realised so far.
ST. LOUIS STARTS SONG FEAST
Fifteen Thoeeaad Persons Attead
Opening- Concert of national
ST. LOUIS, June 17. A great musical
festival was inaugurated tonight In the
Liberal Arts building at the World's fair
grounds, when' 15.000 listened to the opening
concert of the Thirty-first National Saen-
gerfest, given under the auspices of the
North American Saengerbund. The pro
gram included famous vocal soloists,
mixed chorus of 6,000 voices snd one of the
largest orchestras ever sssembled tn Amer
The doors of the building were thrown
open at 7, when S,000 people were waiting
for admission. The first part of the struc
ture to fill was the amphitheatre occupied
by the chorus and orchestra. The main
floor then began filling steadily as hun
dreds' came streaming through the dosen
entrances for two hours.
The Saengerfest waa officially opened by
President Otto F. Stifel, David R Francis
gave the Saengerfest welcome to the
World's fair and Mayor Rolla Wells ac
corded welcome to 8t. Louis. President
Deilcr of the North American Saengerbund
concluded hy formally presenting the flag
of the thirtieth Saengerfest held In Buf
falo to the thirty-first Saengerfest.
DETAILS OFCANK- MERGER
Plans, for the Consolidation af Two
Leading Concerns af Hew
NEW YORK. June 17. Details of the
deal by which It Is proposed to merge the
Western National bank of the United
Statea in New York into the National Bank
of Commerce were made public today.
Under the consolidation the capital stock
of the Bank of Commerce will be Increased
from 110,000.000 to 25.000,000 by the Issuance
of 150.000 additional shares, 125.000 of which
will be used to acquire the Western Na
tional after that bank has Increased Its
capital to 112,500.000.
Following the acquisition of the Western
National a dividend of at least SO per cent
will be paid to holders of Bank of Com
merce stock. Twenty-five thousand shares
of the new stock will be offered to Bank of
Commerce shareholders to the extent of 25
per cent of their holdings on the date
named at 1140 per share.
The directory of the consolidated bank
will be Increased so as to embrace the di
rectors now on the boards of both Institu
tions. It Is understood that Valentine F.
Snyder, president of the Western National
bank, will be selected for the presidency of
the consolidated bank.
STRIKER SLAYS FORMER BOSS
Indiana Miners Quit Work
Have I'nlon Charters
LINTON, Ind.. June 17.-A strike of 400
miners, the revokation of three local union
charters by Vice President Boyles of the
United -Mine Workers snd finally the slay
ing of a mine boss by a discharged miner
were Incidents todsy that aroused the peo
ple of the Linton mining district to a high
pitch of excitement.
The Island Coal company's miners struck
because one of their number had been dis
charged for loading "dirty" coal. This
was a violation of the union agreement
and the suspension of the unions followed.
Later In the day Dennis Butch, former boss
of the Bogle mine at Beasonvllle, wss shot
and killed by Green Letslnger, whom he
haJ diacnarged. Letslnger Is In Jail
Five St. Loals Railroads Seek Injunc
tion Against Tbirty-Sevea
ST. LOUI8. June 17. Thirty-seven In
junction suits against SL Louis ticket
brokers were filed In the circuit court to
day by five trunk lines centering In St.
The object is to prevent the sale of non
transferable tickets, and the companies
have In mind especially the excursion
tlcke:s sold for the Saengerfest.
The railroad companies acting were the
Chicago & Alton, the St. Iuls & 8an
Francisco, the Burlington, the Missouri Pa-
U-ltlc and the St. Louis, Iron Mountain &
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Several thenars la Paatomres In
(From a Staff Correspondent )
WASHINGTON, June 17. (Special Tele
gram.) Henry H. Rust was tod.iy ap
pointed postmaster at Kenwood. Crawford
county, la., vice E McCord. resigned.
PoHtofflcea established: South Dakota,
Lundy, Lyman county, John Lundmark,
postmaster; Wyoming. Winchester, Big
Horn county, Russell A. Winchester, postmaster.
IULL0C11 CHARGES PROVEN
Intpectonr Reports fihow Allegations
Against Washington Offioe True.
MANY ARE EMPLOYES ON PAY DAY ONLY
Names Dnpllented aa Ralls, Persoaa
Who Ferforna Ita Service aad
Others Paid Irregularly Dis
covered la lavestlgatloa.
WASHINGTON. June 17. Postmaster
General Payne today made public the reply
of Fourth Asalatant Poatmaster General
Brlstow to the charges of Seymour W. Tul-
loch regarding Irregularities In the postal
administration and also reports of Inspec
tion and Investigation of the Washington
postoffice between June 10, 189J, and July
31, 100, together with the transcript of the
Tulloch charges made some years ago and
the conclusions then reached by Postmaster
General Charles Emory Smith.
Tho reports show the existence of many
Irregularltiee and the Inspector who In
vestigated them reports that the flies of the
postoffice cashier show direct orders from
superior authority for the disbursement of
all the questionable Items cited.
In a summary of the several reports the
postmaster general says:
Mr. Tulloch's charge Is, In Its essence,
against President McKlnley and Poatmaster
General Smith. President McKlnley Is no
longer living; Postmaster General Smith
has answered for himself. With regard to
the present management a thorough and
searching Investigation Is now being made
and all facts In the case will be made pub
lic." It will be seen that the whole subject
was Investigated by Postmaster General
Smith. At the same time all matters re
ferred, to In the charges affecting the pay
ment of bills, accounts and financial deal
Inga generally, were under Investigation by
th comptroller of the treasury and all the
expenditures referred to were allowed by
the auditor snd comptroller, with the ex
ception of 1160.
Various reports are submitted by the
different Inspectors employed.
Postmaster's Son Cared For.
Expenditures Irregularly charged to the
Washington office which belonged to the
department Itself are specified. Robert V.
Willett, a son of the postmaster at that
time, drew two salaries from July 1 to De
cember 10, 1S. one as a laborer at the city
postoffice at IW00 a year, and the other as a
mechanic at $2 a day on what appears to
have been a special roll of the free delivery
service. N. H. Baker likewise was desig
nated as a laborer on April 29, 1899, at $700
per annum and on the same date as me
chanic on the free delivery roll at 12 a day.
The Inspectors, continuing, say on June !
189S, twenty-two employes were borne on
the rolls and paid on what has been known
as the "mliltar roll." while thlrtv-rm.r
were paid by the cashier of the Washing
ton postoffice. There was also found a
"special roll" of employee paid from mis
cellaneous allowances, said appointments
miutr coniroi or tne Postoffice de-1
partment. This roll consists of nine "clean
ers." with salaries from $4o to 100, and one
"physician" at a salary of 11.700. Some of
these "cleaners" appear to have performed
little service and others none at all.
Foar Paid Withoat Work.
The moat Important exhibit Is the con
fidential roll of Postmaster Inspector-ln-Charge
Smith of the Washington division,
made in July, 1839. He names four em
ployes on the military roll who appear not
to have performed any service in connec
tion with military postal matters and for
whose original appointment or continuance
on the rolls no good reason exists.
The payment to W. 8. Lamer, a mili
tary postal clerk, under protest, by the
cashier of 1118.93. subsequently disallowed
by the audi'or of the treasury on January
4. 1899, la gone Into at length and It la
shown that this matter was entirely Irreg-
" payments were directed with
out proper vouchers. The Inspector says
that while the cashier waa one of the office
temporarily Larner called and demanded
an immediate settlement and when refused
at once appealed to the department, and
on the acting postmaster demurring fur
ther he was Informed by the department
that the "Washington office held a letter
from the first assistant postmaster gen
eral directing payment be made to Mr.
Larner and that If that waa not good
enough perhaps it would pay one signed
by the postmaster general. The amount
was finally paid under written instructions
On December 12 and 14 Larner waa re
quested to call at the Washington office
and furnish Information required by the
auditor and return 8.1o overpayment of
salary obtained by misrepresentation butthe dfendnt B,fd u Predicted ahe will
no answer was received to such requests." acquitted. If she Is, she will be taken
Attention la called to certain lUms au
thorised for the military postal service of
supplies, furniture, traveling expenses, ag-
jKr's-atlng 18.750.70. The prices paid for some
of the articles enumerated, such as wash
stands at W each, appear to have been
highly excessive and led to the belief that
the feature of competition did not enter
Into the transaction.
' Attention la also called to additional Ir
regularities in connection with payrolls of
clerks and laborers and to charging pre
miums on the bonds of the military postal
clerks notwithstanding such expenses are
not chargeable to the United Statea.
So Voucher for Smith.
An Interesting feature concerns irregu
larities In the appointment, compensation
and promotion of Oliver H. Smith. On No
vember 20, 1897, the first assistant post
master general authorized an allowance of
1000 per annum for his appointment as
laborer, stating that the free delivery divi
sion would also allow 12 per day to cover
carfare and Incidental expenses. Smith
drew pay from November 2J, 17, to No-!
vember 30, ltii), making his compensation
for one year approximately tl.3tts.tl0. The
Inspector reports "no one haa certified to
the actual time Smith was actually em
ployed, neither has any statement been !
attached to his pay vouchers showing what!
particular service ne rendered, lie was I
continued In the dual capacity of clerk !
and mechanic until April 1. 18, when he
was promoted to be finance clerk at tl,7u0
Tha inspector says ha knows of no au
thority In law for his appointment or pro
motion and calla attention to a letter of
the cashier of the Washington office ad
dressed to the postmaster dated December
20. 1&. to the effect that on that day Smith
asked for his per diem as a mechanic and
was informed by the cashier that he had
no authority to pay him and that it would
be necesaary for him to obtain the usual
letter from the department; thst Smith
stated that General Heath aald no author
ity other than that given was needed: that
Towers remarked: "Thst Is your answer,
then. General Heath wants to know why
you do not pay Mr. Smith." and the cash
ier replied that ke would furnish General
Heath with a full statement of the case,
but that such request should come through
(Continued ea aWeood Paj-J
CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska-Fair Thursday;
Fhowers or Cooler at Night or FrUay in
Weet 1 'union; Fair in East portion.
Temperatnre at Omaha Yesterday!
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9 p. m 74
CADETS HOME FROM THE CAMP
llla-h rheol Battalion Gets Baek from
Its Outing at Aabara, Happy
Ist night the Missouri Paelfle train
brrught In a hand of youthful high school
soldiers from Auburn, who rejoiced that
they were home again, and anxious par
ents, happy girls and Irreverent younger
brothers crowded the Webster street sta
tion to give them welcome home again.
They were tired and hapry and hungry,
for no matter how good camp grub tastes,
there Is none like the kind that mother
makes, and they were a hungry crowd to
raid the larders and spoil the things for
tomorrow's meals with. The whole battal
ion Is well sunburned and many have faces
that are red and peeled delightfully.
It proved to be the most successful camp
the High School Cadets ever had and they
are loud In the praises of Auburn, Its peo
ple and Its maidens. There were some
thirty less to come back last night than
had started out, but that was the outcome
of the dance and the strike afterward.
Principal Wuterhouse snd Commandant
Wessels proved conclusively to them that
no band can strike and continue to answer
the bugle calls of the day. even If their
bandmaster Is In the gunrdhouse for engi
neering a forbidden dance. Only three mu
sicians did not return with the excursion,
and they escaped because they were play
ing ball when the strike came off.
The cadets threw discipline to the wind
yesterday. They began the day with a pan
shower and filled the air wilh their eating
utensils while they rained down on unwary
heads and wero thrown Into the air again
and again. Then followed water throwing
and a few were ducked In the water bar
rels Just for the fun of the thing.
Blank cartridges left over from the sham
battle had been carefully concealed and
with the closing hour of the camp they
were brought "forth and the hills re-echoed
with the sounds of their discharge. The
guard started out to arrest the offenders
and the guardhouse was soon filled to
overflowing, but ihe noise continued. At
last the location of the one gun still firing
was discovered. It waa found concealed
in a tree with a string attached to the trig
ger, and peace and quiet once more brooded
over the camp.
tl was great fun coming home, end the
boys broke up helter-skelter st the sta
tion and Joined with their parents to re
turn home to eat from a white cloth and
with real silver spoons and knives and
PACKERS ARE NOT HARMONIOUS
.. .-. .
Action of Xatlonal Company Indicates
There Is Something; Vaasaal
CHICAGO. June 17. (Special Telegram.)
Lack of harmony In the big packing com
bine is reported at the stock yards and the
hog market Is the place where the disagree
ment Is making Itself felt. The National
Packing company seems to have taken the
bull by the horns In this market, and Is
setting the pace for what is supposed to
be the ruling factor In this combine, tt hav
ing leaked out that tinder the Instructions
of Charles Goerper the buyers for the
small houses have. been Instructed to forge
ahead and buy hogs regardless of what
the large old houses are doing. In view of
the general supposition that the National
Is owned by the old houses, this new phase
of the trade la Interesting and Is causing
much comment at the yards.
EVIDENCE IN STALL CASE ALL IN
Indications ' Are that She Will Be
Acquitted on Ground of
SHERIDAN, Wyo.. June 17. (Special Tel
egram.) The evidence in the Agatha Stall
murder case was all In thia afternoon and
tomorrow morning arguments will be made.
It Is expected the case will go to the Jury
tomorrow evening. Public sentiment favors
to a Nebraska Insane asylum. If not, an
appeal will be taken to the supreme court.
AMMON IS FOUND GUILTY
Convicted of Receiving Stolen Money,
Part of Get-Rich Firm's
NEW YORK. June 17. Robert A. Am
nion was convicted today of feloniously re
ceiving stolen money, tho proceeds of the
620 per cent Franklyn syndicate.
Ammon's ccunsel made the usual motions
for a reversal of Judgment and a new trial.
Judge Newlerger promptly denied them
and announced that sentence would be pro
nounced on June 2$.
FELON STARVES FOR WEEK
Flees Officers. Hides Wlthia Jail
Walls and Cannot Obtain
JOLIET. III.. June 17. ames W. Wilson
who disappeared a week ago from the pen
itentiary and waa supposed to be hidden
about the prison, was found today con
cealed In the drying kiln of the cooper'
shop. Inside the walls.
He had been without food for a week,
but secured drinking water at night from
a reservoir In the yard.
Movements of Oeenn easels Jane 17.
At New York Arrived: Aurania, from
Liverpool and yueenstown : Graf Walder
see. from Hemburg; Majestic, from I.lver-
tool and Queenstown. Sailed: New York.
for Southampton: Germanic, for Liverpool;
Rotterdam, for Rotterdam via Boulogne.
At Queenstown Arrlvefl : I eutopic, from
New York for IJverpool. and proceeded:
Haverford.' from Philadelphia, for l.Iver-
?ol. and proceeded. Billed: Saxonla, for
At Antwerp Sailed: Bwltxerland, for
At London Arrived: Mlnneapolla, from
At Plymouth Arrived: Moltke, from
Nem- York, f" r Cherbourg and Hamburg,
At Liverpool Sailed: Belgenland, for
Philadelphia via (juernstown; Oceanic, for
Siw York via (jueenstown.
At Movllle - Arrived: Pretorlan, from
Montreal f " Liverpool.
At Hong Kong Arrived: Empress of In
dia, from Vancouver via Yokohama, etc.
At Bremen Arrived: Kron 1'rlas VU
ia. xmua 1U Tax. .
METCALFJS LET OUT
Post muter General Eemovee Superin
tendent of Honey Order Sjitem.
TROUBLE SAIO TO CONCERN CONTRACTS
Authorities Deem Indiscretions Sufficient
to Warrant Dismissal.
RIVAL PRINTERS CAUSE INVESTIGATION
Two Firms Want Work Which Loweit
Bidders Are Refuted.
PAYNE LAYS MATTER BEFORE PRESIDENT
Officials Make Harried Report Which
Is Taken ta thief F.xeeutlve
Before Removal Order
WASHINGTON. June 17. As a result of
alleged Indiscretion In the award of eon
tracts for printing money order forms
James T. Metcalfe, superintendent of the
money order system of the Postoffice de
partment, was today removed from office
by the postmaster general. A full Investi
gation will be made later.
The dismissal Is the result of acta oppos
ing the bid of Paul Herman of Ruther
ford. N. J., the lowest bidder by Sl&.tOU.
and In favor of the next highest bidder,
the Wynkoop-Halleubeck-Crawford com
pany of New York, of which Mr. Met
calfe's son Is sn employe.
The story Is briefly told In the following
letter of dismissal signed by Postmaster
General Payne at S o'clock this afternoon.
WASHINGTON. June 17. la. Mr. James
T. Metcalfe. Superintendent of Money or
der System, i'ostorhce Department. Dear
Hlr: ou are hereby removeu from the
position of superintendent of the money
The charges upon which your removsl is
based relate to your actions in the matter
of letting the contract for money order
lorms. These charges were made known
to you this morning by Fourth Assistant
Postmaster General ltrlstow and Assistant
Attorney General Robb of the Postoffice
department, and a transcript of your an
swer thereto Is enclosed herewith.
It appears from your answer that when
the proposals of the different competitors
for the contmel of supplying money order
forms acre opened Paul Herman of Ruth
erford, N. J. (formerly employed as fore
man by the Wynkoop-Hallenbeck-Craw-ford
company of New York, by which com
pany it seems your son Is also employed)
was found to be the lowest bidder, hla
proposal being $45.(J"i0 below thnt of the
next higher bidder, namely the Wynkoop-Hallenbeck-Crawford
company; that the
hid of Herman as submitted wss regular
In form and thst he had deposited a cer
tified che-k for I5.0H0 as a forfeit. It fur
ther appears that within a day or two the
filed a protest sgalnst awarding the con
tract to Herman, alleging that he was not
financially responsible; that a short time
thereafter Mr. Herman called at your
office and you advised him to wlrhdraw hla
bid and re-enter the employ of the Wyn-koop-HBllenbeck-Crawford
derstanding that st the time such with
drawal would result In the contract betas
swarded to said company and consequently
In a loss to the government; that, you or
fered to write and did write a letter to
aald companv apprising It of your inter
view with Herman snd using your pood
offices In his ttehnrf, -that yon advise Her--
man thst his tt.iK) deooslt would probably
be returned to him If he adopted your sug
gestion. It further appears that you re
garded Mr. Herman as possessing the
mechanical qualifications requisite to the
performance of the contract and that it
wss not any part of your duty to pass
upon the question of his responsibility,
financial or otherwise. It also appears that
you did not acquaint '-our sune-lor. First
Assistant Postmaster General Wynne, with
the fart that voti hsd endeavored to have
"Mr. Herman withdraw his bid. It further
appears that a hearing has been hart be
fore General Wynne on the question of
the financial responsibility of Mr. Herman,
although It hns developed since the sub
mission of your answer this morning that
vou discouraged such a hearing and mani
fested a desire that the contract be
awarded to the Wvnkoop. Hallenbeck.
Crawford compnnv. Verv respectfully,
H. C. PAYNE. Postmaster General.
Xothlaa? Illegal Done.
In announcing his action. Mr. Payne said
there was no charge that Mr. Metcalfe had
done anything amenable to law, but that
his conduct was a serious indiscretion that
could not be overlooked. Mr. Metcalfe, he
said, always hss been considered a faithful,
efficient, painstaking and honest employe.
The postmaster general, on his arrival at
the department today, sent for Fourth As
sistant Postmaster Brlstow ai d Assistant
Attorney General Robb, and after detailing
the information that had reached him re
garding the money order btda. Instructed
them to send for Mr. Metcalfe and Immedi
ately Investigate the case. The two gen
tlemen named, with Inspector Fosnea,
thereupon examined Mr. Metcalfe cloaely for
two hours and he. It Is stated, corroborated
the facts stated In the letter of dismissal.
Messrs. Brlstow snd Robb Immediately
afterward had a long conference with the
postmaster general, who also sent for First
Assistant General Wynne, who haa Imme
diate supervision of the money order sys
tem. The postmaster general later conferred
with President Roosevelt, and the order of
Mr. Metcalfe was originally appointed
from Iowa and was In tha postal service
since IKS. Since his administration of the
office the money order service has been
widely extended by mutual arrangements
with a large number of for Jgn govern
ments throughout the world and Mr. Met
calfe has had cordial personal relations
with many foreign postal officials. His sal
ary was COOe a year.
The Wynkoop-lIallentieck-Crawford com
pany haa been the contractor for the money
order blanks for sixteen years. Norman
Metcalfe, the 27-year-old son of the deposed
superintendent, draws a salary of I2.2SU
from the company.
Mr. Metcalfe when seen tonight said that
he had done nothing wrong and had noth
ing to conceal, that hla son's employment
by the bidding Arm could have no effect on
the award, that he auggested Herman's re
turn to his compsny to handle the govern
ment work there because he knew Her-
limited nd that a tnn.
jge of supplies In the midst of a contract
term would have proved serious. He saya
with Herman'a consent he wrote to Mr.
Hallenbeck, advising that Mr. Herman lie
restored to his old place and that lie told
Herman that he had little doubt the gov
ernment would allow him to withdraw his
forfeit check of t&.UXX
Call Marnra Forger.
It Is believed, that the grand Jury will
shortly be asked by the postoffice authori
ties to find another Indictment againat A.
W. Machen, the former auperlntendeut of
the free delivery system.
The charge. It Is aald, will be forgery,
based upon tha cashing of a check for tt.
drawn by the cashier of ths New York
postoffice in favor of Henry L. Lorens of
Toledo. O. It Is claimed that the money
waa to have been sent to Mr. Lorens In
care of Mr. Machen. ,
The check waa charted In thla city, being
endorsed by Frank K. Raymond, who sayg
he hsd the check cashed for Machen. Mr.
Lor sua baa declared that the signatures;
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