Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 10, 1906, NEWS SECTION, Image 1
Omaha Daily Bee. HEWS SECTION. Psgss 1 to 8. You Must Buy Tht Dt if toc wat to Rend the Bryan Letters ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871. OMAHA, SATURDAY MORXIXO, MARCH 10, 1'JOG-SIXTKKN PAGES. SINGLE COrV THREE CEXTS. The FOR ONE NEW STATE Benito Drop Provision for Joint Admission of Arizona and New Mexico. BILL THEN PASSED BY UPPER HOUSE It Now Provides for Creation of Onlt One Commonwealth. AMENDMENT CARRIED BY TWO VOTES . n ... n , , . . - . ! tommittee FroTunons for Increased Appro- i pnation Are Stricken Out. DEBATE LASTS THE ENTIRE SESSION Railroad Rate mil la .Made I nftnlahcd Roalnraa and the Venule Adjourn I ntll Monday. WASHINGTON, March it-Today at J:S5 tv m. the senate paused a bill for the ad mission of a new stale to be called Ohla hotna and to be composed of the territory of Oklahoma and Indian Territory. It was tho house Joint stutchood bill, with all the provisions relatiiiK to Arizona and New Mexico stricken out. The motion to strike out was made by Mr. Burrows and it was curried by the close vole of 37 to 3o. after having been, lost by the st!U closer vote of 3: to 36. Immediately aCtcr the dinposal of the statehood bill the house railroad rate bill was made the unfinished business, but us the senate adjourned over Snturduy and ' Sunday, the actual formal consideration of the measure will not bej?in until Monday. Tho vote on statehood came as the climax of a day devoted exclusively to that bill. Most oj the time was given to diHcussion, but the Voting on the bill and amendments consumed art hour and n. half. The speech making excited comparatively little inter- st, but there was pronounced excitement throughout tho voting period and it culmi nated when the success of the motion to eliminate Arizona and New Mexico was an nounced after the accord vote on that proposition. Foraker Amendment Adopted. The test vote, upon which tho opponents of Joiht statehood showed their greatest Hlrength, was on the Foraker amendment, which provided that Arizona and New Mexico should have an opportunity on the question of Joint statehood. This was car ried by 42 to 29. Previous to this action provision for Increased appropriations in the bill was stricken out In order to-afford an opportunity for ft motion to concur in the senate amendments when the bill Is I aent to the house. The speech making began at 11 o'clock and was under tha ten-minute rule after the first hour. About a dozen speeches were made, but the notable ones wero-mode by Messrs. Dubois and Burrowa in denun i iatlon of polygamy In Arizona and New Mexico. Mr. Dubois secured the Incorpora tion of an anti-polygamy amendment, but tho elimination of Arixona from the meas uro detracted somewhat, from the ImiKJrt anco of tho accomplishment. Juat before the voting began Mr. Cullom, who hat been absent from the senate on account of Illness during the greater part of the session, entered the chamber. He was warmly welcomed by his colleagues. Provisions of the 11111. As amended by the senate, the bill pro vide for l he creation of the state of Oklahoma out of Oklahoma and Indian territories upon the adoption of a consti tution. The state Is allowed the usual quota of executive, Judicial and legislative officers, two United States senators and five members of the national house of representatives. A constitutional conven tion With 110 members, fifty-five of whom are to be chosen by each of the terri tories comprising the state, Is provided for, and alt male citizens or male Indiana II years of age are made eligible to mem bership In it. There, Is an especial pro vision protecting the Indians in their rights and continuing the prerogative of the na tional government to control their affairs Tha aale of Intoxicating liquors In what la now Indian territory la prohibited for twenty-one years and longer, unless tho constitution la changed. Sections 16 and .W of each township of land ' tn Oklahoma ara set aalde for the benefit of the common achool system, aa la also S per cent of the proceeds of the aale. of public lands. There la an appropriation of $5,0fi0,u0o from the national treasury for the benefit of the schools. Provision Is made for the support of higher education and charitable Institutions. Two districts for United Slate courts, one in Oklahoma and the other In Indian territory are provided for. Guthrie is made the temporary seat of government, but the house provisions con tinuing it In that capacity until lyli was eliminated. Beverldge Rtnuti tiueeefc. Owing to the fact that the senate took a recess instead of adjourning last night Mr. Beverldge was enabled to proceed with his speech In support of the Joint slate- hool bill when today's session began at it o'clock. There was a much better at- ' tendance of senators than at the beginning of yesterday's session and the galleries were tilled early in the day. Mr. Bevrrldgu took up his argument where he left off yesterday, contending that the necevaity for interpreters for the benefit of the Mexican population was rap . Idly paaitlng and arguing that very little attention should be given to the pledge for statehood given when the territory of Ari xona was created because It had been given aa the result of fraudulent representations, with appropriate exercises. Mr. Beveridgo wu liberally applauded by the gallery when he concluded, Tkuraday'e DeuUa Lad. The legislative evaalou of Thursday came to an end at U o'clock, and the session of today waa immediately convened, neccsoi tatlng the disposal of the tntuaj routine business before continuing with the stale hood bill. Under the head of morning biulne Mr. i into a mortuary chape! within altar, where Buverldge undertook to have read a num- mass was celebrated for the repose of the lr of telegrams in support of tlio stale- soul of the marchioness. The king and hood bill, but Mr. Teller objected on Iti j ' queen and many men. tiers or the ariatoc g round that they should come lit propi; ly j racy visited the chapel during the day, as a part of the discussion of the statehood Many noble families related to the Corslnls bill. Mr. Ueveiidge then elated that be had re. reived hundreds of niMaage. most of them from Arlsona, urging 1olnt .:mi slon. "I, too, have received hundreds f iim aiigea on the subject of statehood." re. sounded Mr. Foraker. "One of ll.ci i from a gentb-man who gives his nam- t.ml who aaya that a telegram signed by h sena tor fnuu Indiana 'is bc.ng rlnttltttrd In Arlsona urging that V telegram- be sent to the senate from Arizona u ior of joint atatehood." The announcement r..ti : Imgh at CABINET MAKING IN FRANCE trrleu Will Accept Tank If He tea Secure Co-operation of Boargeola and Polncare. PARIS, March . President Fs tlleres consulted Jenn Barrlen. former minister of justice, thin afternoon mid offered him I the task of forming new cabinet. If M. S.irrlen secures the co-operation of MM. Bourgeois nn1 Poinrarre he will ac cept the task of forming; a ministry, taking the premiership and the portfolio of Justice I and M. Bourgeolse will be milliliter of for eign affairs. M. Ilucarrc minister of finance or of the interior, M. Thomson minister of the navy, and M. Hjisan min- llllPr of a,r)clliture. M. Sarrlen'a conference with M. Bour geolse, M. Tolncurre and other statesmen continued until late this evening- Al though giving hope of eventual success, they did not furnish sufficient promise of concrete co-operation to enable him tc announce to the president, whom he saw at 11 o'clock tonight, hlr, ability to con stitute a cabinet. The prlncliil obstacle encountered Is the difficulty of obtaining the consent of M. Polncafrc to accept a portfolio. In the course of tomorrow, In the event of success. M. Barrien will signify to President Fallleres his acceptance of the premiership. He already Is assured of M. Bourgeoises support, and with M. Polnearre's assent obtained, the allotment of the remainder of the portfolio will he an easy task. M. Rouvler, the retiring premier, who continues to carry on the current business, received the German ambassador, Prince von Radolin, during the day, presumably In connection with tho German desire to secure sufficient guaranties regarding the Franco-Spanish control ot the Moroccan police to permit of a final' adjustment at Algcclraa. BLACK HUNDRED IN EVIDENCE Fran of Jewish Maanarre on Raster Rnaed on Action of Secret Band. ST. PETERSBURG. Mfireh S. The fears of a renewal of Jewish massacres on Easter, to which a deputation recently called Premie.- Wittc s attention, appear upon Investigation to have real founda tion. The "Black Hundred'' organizations In the "pale" and also elsewhere in Euro pean Russia are conducting an agitation to slaughter tha "enemies of Russia." Circulars have been prepared In St. Petersburg calling for the extermination of the Jews. MINSK. Ruasla, March 9. The sentence of death Imposed on Anna Izmallovlch, the daughter of Iamailovich, who attempted to assassinate Governor Kourloff, haa been commuted to Imprisonment for life. RIGA, Livonia, Russia, March 9.-Four hundred military executions have occurred In Livonia as a result of the government' repressive measures. , AMERICANS NOT SATISFIED Turkish Concessions to Schools ia Ryrla Hot What the I.ega -"" lion Desires. 4 V- - 'J. - CONSTANTINOPLE, March 9. The porta has yielded to the American demands and haa Informed the American legation that orders have been aont to Beyroot to admit, duty free, all consignments for the Amer ican schools In Syria. The same note de clares that the porte Is ready to accord the same official recognition to American as to other schools if a request to that effect Is presented to the proper department for each Institution separately. This Is not satisfactory to the American legation, where It is considered to indi cate a further attempt at procrastination, as similar requests for the recognition of certain schools presented to the ministry a year ago have not yet been granted. The legation now proposes to apply more ur gent pressure for the recognition of the four most important educational establish ments. WOMEN CREATE DISTURBANCE Female Suffragists Try to See British Premier and Two Are Arrested. LONDON, March 9. A band of thirty zealous women suffragists attempted to storm Premier Campbell-Bannerman's of ficial residence In Downing street today, and only succumbed after a determined re sistance to tee superior strength of a large force of puee. Three ringleaders were taken to the police station, struggling and screaming and followed by twenty-seven of their companions shouting, "Down with i C.-B.l" and oilier war cries. "C.-B.." o'herwlse plunder Campbell- Jtannerman, waa presiding ut a cabinet council at the time the women called, and he refused to see them. BETTER FEELING AT CANTON Viceroy Cilve Hii(urt to Admiral Train and Attend Iteeen Hon ut Consulate. HONG KONG. March 9.- The friction ex isting for some time between the viceroy of Canton and the American representa tives there haa given place to more pleasant relations, which state of affairs tuts been signalized by an exchange of courtesies. The viceroy gave a banquet in honor of Rear Admiral Truln March 0, while the viceroy and a number of high officials at tended a reception at the American con sulate March 7. This waa the first function for some months at which the viceroy had exchanged amenities with the Americans. Funeral of llarckivaeaa. ROME, March . The t ' of the Mr cnlunesa Corsini, formerly iTincess Bar bcrliu, who was killed by the overturning of her automobile Ium night, waa trans ferred today from the Quirinal to the San Felice palace, adjoining the Quirinal. The i large hall of the palace was transformed and Barberlnls are thus thrown into mourn ing. Karthejuake la ova Kcotla. HALIFAX. S. b. Manh . Reports of an eatthquake on the eastern shore of Halifax county ' reached hi re today. The ground trembled violently for several sec onds, flouttes shook and doots and wiu dows rattled. Actor Jolaa Army. ' COLUMBUS. O. March . liavm Hurrta. an actor at liie Knipire theuitr. son of tue late t ongreHoman Hani, an. I worth aj,0n). Joined the Third company of thr toi ar tillery today at th barrack. He a,d he Joined the army lo get away from gay comfanloaa and tu lead a quieter bfe. PITTSBURG OPERATORS MEET Goal Mine Owners Agree to Aot as Unit in Indianapolis Conference. SENSATION SPRUNG IN MEETING Mr. Bobbins, In Response to Question, Says President Wrote Letter at Itrqneat of Mr. Mitchell and Himself. . PITTSBURG. March 9. When the coal operators of the Pittsburg district go to the conference at Indianapolis March 19, with the operators of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, they will take a stand as a body. This action was determined at the meeting called by Francis L. Robblna and which waa held In this city today. There were about fifty operators present. Tonight it waa learned that there was somewhat of a sensation sprung during the meeting. From a source that is re garded aa trustworthy it la learned that a demand waa made of Mr. Robbins, who was presiding, that an explanation be made of how President Roosevelt came to enlist iu the pending controversy between the miners and the operators. The demand. It Is said, was made by George B. Magoon. vice prest dent and general manager of the Pittsburg and Westmoreland Coal company, one oi the largest of the Independent coal com panies. Mr. Robbins Explains. Mr. Robhins said the whole matter was accomplished aa a result of a conference with John Mitchell while they were In New York. The situation was serious and both agreed that it was necessary to get an other meeting of the Interstate conference. Mr. Robbins, explaining further, said Mr. Mitchell went to the long distance tele phone and called up the president at the White House. After explaining to him he suggested that he write a letter to Mr. Robbins. urging that a new conference be called. He also asked the president to talk the matter over with Mr. Robbins and Mr. Robbins went to the line and ar ranged that the letter be written. This was on Monday, February 24, and the following day, February 25, Mr. Robhins received the letter from President Roosevelt and tho call of another convention followed. This, Mr. Robbins said, was the story of the .president's intervention. Against Long? Contract. One of tho strongest speeches made at today's meeting. It was said tonight, waa against any contract for more than a single year. The longer term was held to be against the Interests of the producers who have to bear the variations of the coal market. The miners who have been heard of late have been taking it for granted that the two-year scale waa of the opetators' seeking, but are now becoming acquainted with the real facta la tho case. It was stated by the coal men today that the partial settlement of the dispute at Indian apolis, or the settlement of the wage agreement by the Pittsburg district, with the rest of the operators holding back, could mean but one thing and that waa the dissolution of the interstate agreement and a (general decline of. the power of the ltatuafLne Workers, whlcM "would then have many districts and states to settle with separately and would be kept in a continual state of trouble because of the dragging along of the conferences. It was reenrded as certain by some of those most Interested that any and all operators who sign the new agreement will be al lowed to work their mines whether the others sign or not, and it is believed will finally determine the struggle within the next few months. Attitude of Ohio Operator. COLUMBUS, O., March 9. According to a statement made tonight by E. H. Winder of Columbus, who was chairman of the Ohio coal operators conference neid at Cleveland yesterduy, the Ohio operators will ask tho Indianapolis cdnference to settle the miners' dispute on broad grounds applicable to the entire competitive field and that all questions of a local nature be left solely for local settlement. One of these Is the dUjjute over Bhot fircrs In Illinois. The Ohio operators, It is said, will Insist that the conference simply set tle the basis of the wage scale alone. This may result In local strikes, but would not tie up the entire field. , Whether or not there Is a settlement at Indianapolis there will be a practical suspension of mining during April and May. According to the statement of Ohio ope rators the talk of strike haa reaulted In immense quantities of coal being accumu lated and already over ffiO.000 ' tons are loaded tn lake, vessels waiting tor naviga tion to start. QUEER FREAK OF MANIAC Charles Uaultcr of St. Louis Rubs Locomotive Through Brick Wall aad Defies Arrest. EAST ST. LOUIS. 111., March' a. Seized with u sudden frenzy, Charles Gunlher, until recently employed aa a fireman at the plant of the American steel foundry, suddenly sprang aboard a locomotive standing on a sidetrack near the establish ment today. Jerked open the throttle and aent the engine plunging ahead. It Jumped the track and tore thtough a 14 Inch brick wall and came to a stop by crashing into heavy machinery Inside the works. Unharmed. llunther Jumped to the ground, and. drawing a revolver, threat ened, to shoot the first man to approach htm from the crowd that assembled. Po lice wero hurriedly sent for. Before they arrived, however, Timekeeper W. A. Moore stealthily crawled up behind the trtnzled man and. with a leap, prostrated Uuuther and struck the revolver from his hand. A struggle ensued. In which other men as sisted Moore, and Gunther was subdued and finally taken to the police station. MORE GRAFT IN ST. LOUIS t. Loala Police laapectora Preparing Charges Aaainst Other Patrolatea. ST. LOUIS. March 9. Investigation by high police authorities Into alleged graft ing among police officers from keepera of resorts la being pursued, and It waa stated by Inspector Lally today that the work of preparing the charges against suspended and Indicted policemen had been about half completed. Sergeant Louis Nolle, whoe testimony, it Is atated. will he largely depended upon in prosecuting the charges, made a detail-it and lengthy ' statement today In thlch lie opnly accused certain office is of having sheltered and protected women who had been ordered to stay out of St. Louta. He aisn charged that during a raid In quest of a certain woman an officer, whom no named, aided tha woman to escape and re ceived $o from her lot tUa aeivWe, ARRESTS IN THE FLURY CASE South Omaha Poller Have Two Mea Whom They Believe Are lm plicated. The police of South Omaha yesterday aft ernoon arrested two men whom they feel contidenl are members of the trio which I shot Conductor Flury of the street railway company and held up two sulooiu In that city Wednesday night. They give the names of Harry Clark and Cal Warren. Both ore colored. In the case of both men the police received the tip which led to the arrest from colored women. In the case of Clark a colored woman told Officer Ballew, who is a colored man, that late Wednesday night Clark came running Into her hou.ie. all out of breath and threw a quantity of nickels, dimes and other smnJl change in her lap and at the same time cautioned her not to say anything about the affair. She kept quiet shout It until yesterday aft ernoon, when she concluded to tell, and ns a result officers went to the packing house where Clark was working and arrested him. The tip concerning Warren waa given in the same manner. This, together with the fact that the two men are unable to give a satisfactory account of their where abouts on Wednesday evening Inclines the police to hsve great confidence that in tills pair they have two of the robbers. Tho South Omaha police never worked so hard on a ue nr. they have on the rob bery and shooting esse of last Wednesday night. There Is not one in the department who has not put In hour after hour of extra time. Every him and clue has been run down. In order that they may lose no chance of catching the criminals the police have rounded up a number of men, both white and colored, who in any way an swered the description of the robbers. Pub lic Interest In the case has not diminished in the leaxt. In fact, the police telephone Is constantly ringing. And many of these calls are not merely idle curiosity. They come from brnkemeu, yardmen and all other classes. These men are faithfully re porting to the police the arrival or the at tempted departure of any suspicious char acters in the city. Flury was a good man and one faithful to the interests of his employers, loyal to his fellow workmen. The presence of sev eral gangs of young toughs has come to light, nnd although there may be no con nection between most of these little cliques, the police will know better than ever be fore how to make a quick roundup of all of the men likely to Is? engaged in the business. Strike a likely Clue. .During toe day the police struck a clue which struck very close home as appeared by the developments of the later evening. They arrested three negroes by the nameji of Harry Clark, V. Ulymph nnd Cal War ren. After putting them through a severe line of questioning the police became so satisfied that they were willing to have It understood that Clark and Warren com posed two of the gang who shot Flury. Clark is light colored, while Warren is much darker. The police are not certain who the third man was, but think they will be able to get a line on hlni before long. It may be that he ia lying somewhere, wounded, and he might 'possibly have been a white man. Clark If light enough to have been taken for a wjhitt yuan by moonr light or a colored man by a stronger light. If the third man should prove to be so. It Is easy to see why a confusion could have been made In the case. It was noised about Omaha last evening that the police of South Omaha had these men, and early In the evening it was tele phoned down that a crowd of vigilantes were gathering to pay a visit to the Jail. The source of this Information was con sidered so reliable that the chief and night captain took their prfsoners In a cab and left South Omaha at about 9:45 . m, Where tiiey went was not given out. The police are beginning to feel that they have won another triumph against crime In South Omaha. Late last night there were a number of men walking restlessly about the streets and some had the uniforms of the street car men under their overcoats. If they had been sure that the right men were :. tho Jull there might have been Borne trouble last night. There were not seen until after Chief Biiggs left with the prisoners. RUSSIAN BLUE CROSS WORK Agent of the Society Cornea to America to Solicit Funds tor Its Support. NEW VORK, March 9. (Special.) Owing to recent events in Russia which have left many thousand unfortuuute victims of war and riot, the Russian Blue Cross, a great philanthropic organization under the high patronage of her imerlal highness, the Grand DulIii-vs Elizabeth Mavrikievnu, which looks ufter the Interests of sick and ! menu are expected to commence on Mnn destltute children of all creeds and nation- I day. alities throughout the empire, has been M. Robertson, special agent for the gov overwhelmed with the calls upon it. To ! ernment, declared In a letter produced In meet the emergency the society has ex- ! court today, that ha had declined to exam tended the scope of its work and is sending special representatives abroad. Realizing the deep Interest felt among Americans for Russian unfortunates, the society has dele- gated M. Boris Klebanoff as Its special representative to America. M. Klebanoff has already arrived In this city and has opened offices for the Russian Blue Cross In the Hudson building at 3J Broadway. The Blue Cross is in no sense a rival of the Red Cross. The lutter looks after the war's physically afflicted. The Blue Cross assists the helpless young victims of war, revolution, famine or unfortunate social circumstances. It maintains refuges, asy lums, training schools, work farms, hos pitals and kindergartens. Founded in 18s2, it has grown to an enormous scope, enjoys the patronage of the royal family and had- Ing personages tn official and business Hie throughout Russia. It has an endowment fund of l.fltm.isift roubles and receives such support from all sources In commercial life that It Is practically the national charity. Some of Its unique methods for raising funds may be Introduced to the American public by M. Klebanoff. MISS ANTHONY IS IMPROVING Stronger aad Her Frlruda ow Feel Hopeful of Her Re. m ery. ROCHESTER, N. Y.. Manh . Miss Susan B. Anthony's condition Is improved tonight. She ia stronger than she waa yesterday and has taken considerable nour ishment. Her friends feel hopeful of hi T recovery. I.rurrnl (reeley Believes Fuaslou. HIV I ill'l'll. Marell it.Msior fin- eral A. W. Greeley, until recently chief signal officer o. tn vtai department at I Washington, arrived hero yesterday to as sume command of the Pacific incision of the army, lining the vacancy cauaed by the retirement of General Sumner soma weeks ago. He will l.iday formally relieve Ge'ieral Funston who has been tn com maud sine Ui:acral euuiuer departure. RELIEF FOR A NEBRASKA . ,, , , ,i Bill to raj Sidney Sanker Money Advanced on Voucher of Contractor. CHANGING INDIAN CITIZENSHIP LAW House . iisimu nded h:';i ""ii i"i"'T mtfiiiiiA prtie in i.iiiftwr" to the Red Mea. to (From a Staff Correspondent. 1 WASHINGTON. March 9.-(8pefia! Tele gramsSenator Millard today Introduced a hill authorizing ttie secretary of the treasury to pay Albert H. Reynolds of Sid ney. Neb., '-29n. In 1SS7 Reynolds was en gaged In the banking business at Sldnev and he paid two Indian vouchers drawn In favor of Dwight J. McCann aggregating $2,290. McCann waa a government con tractor and these vouchers were in pay ment of work performed by him in trans porting government supplies from Omaha, Sidney and Schuyler to Red Cloud Indian agency. Eventually final payment on these VBti-hers was refused on he ground that In the Interim McCann had become a de faulter to the United States on account of other contracts and the vouchers cashed by Reynolds were applied to the account of the alleged defaulter. Reyordds now seeks satisfaction through a special act of con gress. Elk City Wants Poatofflee. Representative Kennedy Is in receipt of a letter from the patrons of the Elk City postofflce warmly protesting against its discontinuance and he is at work with the postofflce authorities to bring about the wishes ot the community of Elk City. rhanarlna; Indian 1'ltlaenshlp Law. The house today passed a bill, having been called up by Mr. Binke of South Da kota, amending the Indian allotment law so as to obviate the effect of the recent de cision of the supreme court In the Huff case, whpre it wan held that as soon as an Indian entered on land he became a citizen and persons selling him l!iuor could not bo prosecuted. The hill provides that such In dian shall not become a citizen of the 1'nlted States until the expiration of the twenty-five-year period necessary for him to obtain a fee simple title to the land taken under the allotment law. The secre tary of the interior, however, Is given au thority to curtail this period In his discre tion nnd grant a fee simple title and citi zenship to particular Indians when he shall deem them capable of the duties of citizens. Pensions Are Increased. The house today passed many private pension bills, among them Melng a bill granting an Increase In the pension of Lewis Lowry of Omaha from $12 to $30 per month. When mustered out Lowry waa captain of the First Nebraska, havinar en tered as a private and served from IfSl to 186. and is now said to he totally disabled. A bill Increasing the pension of John Clark of Omaha from $17 to $24 waa also passed. Representative Kennedy secured the pas sage through the house today of a bill granting nn Increase of pension to $30 to Henry Russell of Omaha. Postal Matters. " Postmasters appointed: ' NeTn-aska hun ter, Sioux county, Cora A. Clark, vice Kate Rice, resigned. Iowa Cleves, Hardin county, 8lmon Janssen, vice John Koolman, resigned. South Dakota Cactua, Codington county, Joseph G. Bauer, vice Nicholas Ries, resigned. Care of Health In Xavy. The house committee on naval affairs today decided to report favorably the Cous ins bill authorizing the appointment of not more than thirty dental surgeons In the navy, and the Roberts resolution to reor ganize the naval hospital corps. The Rob erts bill provides for chief pharmacists, pharmacists, pharmacists' mates of the first and second class and hospital appren tices. Favorable Report on Norrls Bill. The house committee on election of presi dent, vice president and representatives In congress has agreed to make a favorable report on a bill by Representative N orris of Nebraska providing for extending the term of members of congress to four years and for the election of members of the Ben ate by popular vote. GOVERN MENTRESTS ITS CASE Arguments on Packers' Plea la Bar Will Begin Mon day. CHICAGO. March 9. The government today rested its case against the packers. No announcement was made by the at torneys for the packers as to whether they will' offer any evidence In rebuttal, but It is believed they will not. The argu- ine any of the books of Armour & Co., If the packers desired him to pledge that the Information would not be published by j President Roosevelt. He was asked by Attorney Miller In be half of Armour Co. if he would aay that he had an opportunity to decline to tuke the Information, If he waa compelled to make a pledge that the president would not publish It. Mr. Robertson replied that he would not say that he had such an opportunity and the attorney then brought out the letter. Mr. Robertson declared that the letter referred entirely to another matter. Martin M. Flannery, xpecial agent 'or J the government In the beef Investigation, ! testified to the manner of conducting the j Investigation in behalf of the government. j Nothing new was brought out. W. B. ' Hunter, another special agent, followed Mr. Flannery on the stand and when kts testimony, which was brief, had been con cluded the government announced that it had finished its case. SHCNTS TO HOLD BOTH PLACES Chairmen Says He Will Let Nothing; laterf.'re with Work oa Canal. CHICAGO. March 9. Thedore P. Shouts, chairman of the Isthmian Canal commis sion, who arrived in Chicago today, atated positively that be has no intention of re signing his position aa the president of the Clover Leaf r.or his chairmanship of the commission. He said: "I shall not resign either po sition. I have large holdings in the Clover Leaf and will act as the nominal presi dent. Nothing, however, will be allowed i to Interfere with my work on the canal commission." Dr. Itaugh Coavleted of Murder. DAYTON. O.. March fc Dr. Oliver C. ITiiiiifh waa found aullty of murder In the first degree by the Jury at :30 o'clock after I detective will atart immediately for Den nearly turee hours' deuberatttra. ver with requisition yajmie. THE BEE BULLETIN. Forecast for trtirnakii-Fair la F.oat. Snow la West Portion Sntnrday and gnnday. Pnc. 1 senate Farora Only One New Kate. Coal Operatora Are Assembling. Relief Rill for a Kebraekaa. Band of Moro Rohbera Wiped Oat. 2 Tlllmaa Resolution to Be Cltaaaed. X News from All Parte of Xebrnaka. Inanrance Mea Gather at Albany. 4 People Arnaard Over Many Crimes. Omaha After 5onh Dnknts Grain, fi ftiiinotheat Crook la the Southwest. f lever Trick of Crooked Hanker. 6 Maklna of Photographs la Colors. T Affairs at south Omaha. X) e-Srhnrlder Flevator Located. F.asy Money t arries a Curse. Gives American Pride a Jolt, in F.dtt trial. 11 Omaha Mea at Railway Conference Woodman Circle stays in Omaha. lit BIk Vine Cnllcaea Play Foot Ball. C ommercial Review of tho Week. IS Flaanclnl and Commercial. L5 Council Itlnffa and Iowa Kewa. 1 Berka Favors Workhouse. Temperature at Omaha lesterdayi Hour. a a. m . a. m. 7a.m. s I. m. tt a. m. in a. m. 11 a. m. IK m.. . . Hear. Dear. . . UT . . 3T . . 3T . . .10 . . as . . art . . R4 . . aa i4 nt st M an an :t .Hi 1 p. m. 2 p. m . ft p. in . 4 p. in . A p. m. H p. m . T p. m . M p. m . n p. m. M'OYER AND OTHERS IN COURT Attorneys t.lven a Week to Prepnre C'aae on llehalf of Prisoners, BOISE, Idnho, March 9. Charles H. Mover, William D. Haywood and George A. Pettlbone were arraigned this afternoon before Judge Frank Smith at Caldwell un der Indictment charging them with the murder of former Governor Frank Steun enberg. On the motion of counsel for the prison ers, who wished for time to prepare a mo tion to quash the Indictment, further pro ceedings under the Indictments were post poned until next Friday, wherr the defend ants again will bo brought into court to enter their pleas. Moyer, Haywood, Pettlbone and Jack Simpkine are Indicted Jointly, being charged with having murdered Frank Steu nenberg. There ia in the Indictment no mention of the Western Federation of Miners nor any charge of conspiracy. So far as the Indictment shows each Is ac cused of hnvlng personally participated In the crime charged. The indictment contains three counts, all of a similar nature. The gist of the charges is that the accused men placed a deadly box or bomb filled with glint powder, caps, sulphuric acid and other ex plosives at tbe gate In front of Frank Steunenberg's residence with the Inten tion of killing him. One count charges the actual murdering of Steunenberg by caus ing the bomb to explode as Steunenberg was entering bis yard. The names of twentr witnesses. Including Harry Orchard, who iioa confessed to bis part In the crime, are Indorsed on the in dictment. After the Indictment hnd been read Judge Smith asked If the prisoners had counsel. Attorney Richardson of Denver replied that himself, Clarence S. Darrow of Chi cago, Fred Miller of Spokane and John F. Nugent of Silver City, Idaho, would represent the prlsonera. Attorney Richard son then entered his motion for a con tinuance, which was not opposed by the prosecution. Mr. Richardson complained of the treat ment which the prisoners were receiving In the penitentiary. He stated that they were denied newspapers and were not per mitted to correspond with their friends. , Judge Smith agreed that theae Inhibitions should be removed and so ordered, stating that If his orders were not carried out the prisoners should be brought J Cald well and lodged In the Canyon county Jail. Moyer. Haywood and Pettlbone were taken from the state penitentiary by Sheriff Nichols of Canyon county early thla morning. The public showed little interest and there were few persona at the railway stations either at Boise or Cald well. The small court room at Caldwell waa not crowded with spectators. At tho conclusion of the proceedings be. fore Judge Smith the prlsonera were brought back to Bolae and taken before the state supreme court of Idaho, where arguments were heard this afternoon on the habeas corpus case began in their be half several days ago. NEW POINT IN MURDER CASE Attorneys for Convicted Missouri ton vlcts Allege Error In Court's Instructions. JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. March . At torneys Silver and King, counsel for tho three convicta who were yesterday found guilty of having killed Prison Guard Clay in the prison mutiny last November, today filed motions for a rehearing and arrest ot Judgment. The motions will be passed upon tomorrow when the three convicta will be brought before Judge Martin in the circuit court. lhr,Fii.v filliror litateil thai the motion j for & rehearng rallM,, lluportant law points which have not before been brought be fore the courts In this state. The point Is that contained In the motion that the court erred In giving Instructions that If the Jury believed anyone of the three con vicU fired the shot which killed Clay, all are guilty of murder la the first degree and that the instructions should have beau given to allow a separate verdict for eacn defendant. RAILROAD CONTRACTOR ROBBED K. Meegaa of Camden, Mo., I.ared lata Wood by Three Mea aad Believed of 5.0'M. KANeAS CITY. Mo., March 9.-k M gan, a railroad contractor of CumOen, Jfo., repot tod to the police that three men, upon the pretext of selling him mules, lured him to a secluded spot In the woods near Roaedale, Kas., a suburb of this city, today and robbed him of $5,(u0. Later Mee gan captured one of the men. C. C. Miller, of Oklahoma City. Okla., in wnoee pockets $:, was found. Miller claimed tha money belonged to him. Both Miller and Meegan were held, Meegan as a witness. Mrs. Bella Fruvtlrlt Indicted. CAMHKII'OK. Mass.. March 9 - Mrs. Fl'ila Feiiwiek who 'S under nrresi in Denver. Col., was Indicted by the Middle sex county grand luiy today uu the charge of kidnaping. She is rl. urged with forci bly removing Kiga ann ilanti Bally, agta I and 1$ yeeia. of Maiden to the If A BIG BATTLE IN JOLO General Wood Reports Santruinarj StruMl id Southern Archipelago. SIX HUNDRED M0R0S ARE KILLED Fifteen American Enlisted Men Were Killed and About Forty Wounded. NATiVES FIGHT UNTIL ALL ARE DEAD Bobber Band Held Strong Position in Crater of Extinct Volcano. ( GUNS ARE HOISTED WITH TACKLE Laat Four Hundred Feet Mountala "lope la an Ana-le of Fifty Dearrees. of the at MANILA, March 9. Ap Important action between American force and hostile Moroa haa taken place near Jolo. Fifteen enlisted men were killed, a commissioned officer was wounded, four' enlisted men were wounded and a naval contingent operating with tho military sustained thirty-two casualties. The Moros lost lint) men killed. Major General Leonard Wood, com mander of the division of the Philippines, ; reports as follows from Jolo, Capitol of the Sulu Islands: A Severe action between 1rnera it nt! detachment and constabulary and hostile Moros haa taken nlace at Mount lnio neiie Jolo. The engagement opened during the afternoon of March li nnd ended In thn morning of March S. The action Involved the capture of Mount Dajo, a lava cone, I,lX feet high, with a crater nt its summit and extremely at con. The last 40l feet wer at an angle of 6) degrees and there were fifty perpendicular ridges covered with a growth of timber and strongly fortified and defended by an Invisible force of Moros. 1 he army casualties were fifteen enlisted men k'lled, four commissioned officers and thirty-two enlisted- men wounded. The naval casualties numbered thirty-two. En sign H. D. Cooke, Jr., commanding the Pampanga. waa severely wounded and Coxswain Oilmore was severely wounded In the elbow. The constabulary casualties were Cantaln John R. White, wounded In he thigh, se verely; three enlisted men killed and thir teen wounded: Captain vree Rivers sus tained a slight flesh wound In the thigh. Lieutenant flordon was sllehtlv woundd in the right hand. Lieutenant Wylle T. Con way or the Sixth Infantry waa slliflitiv wounded in the left eye. All the wounded are doing well. Colonel Joseph W. Duncan of the Sixth infantry directed the operations. AH the defenders of the Moro stronghold were killed. Six hundred bodies were found on the field. The anion resulted 1n the ex tinction of a band of outlaws who, reeog. nixing no chief, had been raiding friendly Moros and, owing to their defiance of the American authorities, had stirred up a dan gerous condition of affairs. The artillery was lifted oy mock and tackle, a distance of Win feet. Into a posi tion on the lip of the crater. Bripamer tsenerai miss ana myeeir were present throughout the action. The attacking columns were commanded by Major Omar Bnndy, Captain K. P. IJiwton. captain Rivera. Captain I M. Koehler. Captain McGlaehlln and Lieuten ant Johnson. The officers and men engaged highly commend the Moro constabulary, who did excellent work",' their casualties numbering seventeen out of the force of forty-four engaged. It Is Impossible to onneelve a stronger natural position than that attacked. Cabinet Hears the ITewa. WASHINGTON, March ..-Not because of the casualties among the American forces engaged, although they were more numerous than in any battle in the Philip pines for several yeara past, but rather because of the extraordinarily large num ber of natives killed, the news of the battle of Mount Dajo was received at tho War department (and the Navy department aa well, for the blue Jackets were In tha thick of the fighting) with Intense lnter-3 eat. The first authentic account came through the Associated Press dispatch, though at the same time the cipher ex perts of the War department were busily engaged In trying to unravel a long report direct from Manila by cable. This mes sage was from Colonel Andrews, the mili tary secretary at army headquarters at Manila, who had received his data by inter Island cable from Zamhnango, where the commander In chief of the Philippine di vision. Major General Wood, happened to be. Secretary Taft was at the cabinet meeting when the official cable was de ciphered and a copy of it waa Bent at once to the executive officers and the president and cabinet listened to Its reading by Secretary Taft. After his return to the War department Secretary Taft, comment ing on the engagement, said: "General Wood appears to have been there by accident, or rather without an Idea of what waa going to happen. I had a cablegram from lilm saying there were some n in Hers calling, him to the southern islands and I suppose when lie got there he found the trouble on. General Bliss. who, as commander of the department of Mindanao, exorcised military jurisdiction over the Jolo group, was probably at Zambotingo when General Wood arrived the s. Here Is General Wood's cablegram: MAM LA I saving for Zamhoango. be absent elht days; civil and military busi ness preparatory to turning over duties as governor of Moro provinces; shall be constantly In cable communication. This - data relative to General Woods' movements was produced by Secretary Taft to meet the auggestion that General Wood may have been on a punitive expe dition against the Moroa, who had held out for the uist twg years; against the Americans. Taft llcea Situation. The ' secretary aald he had made two vlalts to the Moroa. Rvf reshlng hie recol lection by some of tbe. official figures at hand, he said: The island of Jolo is 'iM miles in a tea. with a population of 44.71K people ami a uensity of M inhabitants per square mile. In the whole command of Jolo mere wre only l.ZTti civilized aa compared with 60,119 a lid Inhabitants. Jolo ta the most impor tant lslend of the archlpel go of that namu lying wtal of Zamlxmngo In ti degrees north, latitude. The surfaco ia covered with hills which In a lew caes, such aa Baliu V.l fet, Butlltt 2.&i feet anil Tamaiuiiguia VjW feet rise to the dignity ol mountains. I Mount Dajo, leterred to In the ilispairu, .nui probatilv not mentioned In tho sumo .'connection with these mountains because ll waa only 2.WU feet nign. 1 ne wuiu urciu pelao is Inhabited by two races of sople, the Jojo and Hie ei:na, the former a Malay people long inhabiting the Jolo island who had been proselyted t Mohammedan ism The, sultan livm tu a native town near the city of Jolo and Is ttie nominal head of a" Moroa there and In Mindanao. The latter reo.ifnix him, however, only at their convenience when It suits their pur poses. Two or three dattos have always resisted the sultan's claim and there lias alwaya been a stale of war between them. The sultan's control over tlieui is qultt. limited and. wnh thre wairtrig factious i.. it. luiuiiilH the jealousy l i no euiipoi I ; i,i Americans for one :,-, Is quoc enough ! , Jieep It em In u eoniiiriou ol in-;ui oinct . If one faction il.t.ugiit It l ad got f.etlur ! eafiLii. nier.. o i-im .w - ' u.41 It ! tvoriii noi.n iiiui toe coustabu- iin. which Is highly iaan-Lj in o Is highly pian-Ld In Wenem v.-L.u..t illsitfilcli for us wuix, was in II. m eecllon. mail up of Moroa theinaelvt-e. i-' baa never been 'difficult lo enlist them In our service to tight against tliuir own peo ple wbu called on. pfvbeUy uwtug to I hi.