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OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 9, 1906.
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WEEK IN CONGRESS
No Hops for rinil Vote on the Eats Bill for
MANY SPEECHES YET TO BE DELIVERED
McLaurin and Morgan to Start Off the
Talk on Monday.
BAILEY IS TO REPLY TO HIS CRITICS
Conservative! Preparing Oonrt Review
Amendment for Submission.
SENATOR KNOX HAS MATTER IN CHARGE
Time of the House Will Be Occupied
Moat If Sot All of the Week on
Discussion of Postal Appro
WASHINGTON, April g.-The United
States senate will continue this ward to
discuss the railroad rate bill, and the in.lt
cations (all to Hup port Senator Tillman a
prediction thai tho week will witness the
termination of the general debate. . The
conservative aenators who are opposing the
house bill ara still standing; out for a sweep
in provision for court review, and some of
them were at least quite aa determined as
they ever were In their opposition to the
bill In splta of the Long- amendment. The
presentation of the Long provision has had
no effect upon the more pronounced of that
clement in the direction of intensifying
their opposition. Mr. Tillman will continue
to prefer his request for the naming of a
dajr, but for the present will meet with
the same dental that haa attended Ms pre
vious efforts In that direction.
The discussion will be resumed today by
Senators McLaurin of Mississippi and
Morgan of Alabama. Mr. Bailey has given
notice of a speech for Tuesday in reply to
the criticisms that have been made by Mr.
Bpooner and Mr. Knox of his amendment
depriving the United Btates circuit courts
of the power to lusue temporary writs of
injunction in rate cases. Much Interest is
felt in the senator's reply and there Is lit
tle doubt that It will bring out a number
of speeches In rejoinder. He will occupy
most of the time Tuesday, and It Is under
stood that Mr. Bpooner and Mr. Knox will
make formal replies later In the week. Mr.
Foster of Louisiana, who la a member of
the committee on Interstate commerce, will
also speak on the bill during the week.
It la expected that the conservatives will
present their court review provision soon
after the conclusion ot Senator Bailey's
speech. The preparation of the provision
has been entrusted to Senator Knox and It
la understood to be along the general lines
of the fifth section of the Knox rate bill.
Senator Clapp will make an effort during
the week to secure action on the confer
ence report on t,he bill providing for the set
tlement of the affairs of the five civilised
tribes of Indians. He wilt also try to get
the Indian appropriation bill passed.
rostolHve BUI la Hons.
Another week Is -to be devoted to the
. poetofflce appropriation bill In the house of
representatives. .JXU Beceral debate on the
measure has taken a wide range and the
demands for recognition will make it Im
possible to reach the details of the bill be
fore Wednesday. To complete It will con
sume the remainder of the week.
General legislation will be suspended on
Monday that the house may sit aa the city
council for the District of Columbia.
There Is to be a general reply to demo
cratlo tariff speeches by Colonel Hepburn of
Iowa, probably on Tuesday. He will pay
particular attention to the showing made
last week by Mr. Rainey of Illinois on the
question of importation of American watch
movements which had been sold abroad.
The pure food bill has been made a ape
rial order to flit in time not taken up with
the appropriation or revenue measures. No
jauch opportunity la In eight thla week,
though It was hoped to get the bill started
on its way through the house.
SOCIALISTS- CAUSE A RIOT
Felloe Charge the Crowd
Xaaaber of Heads Are
SAN FRANCISCO, April .-A riot took
place today following a meeting of social
ists held In sympathy with Moyer and Hay
wood, arrested In connecdon with the as
sassination of ex-Governor Steunenberg of
Idaho. The meeting was held In a hall,
and at Its close an Impromptu parade was
started toward the business district. At
Market and Kearney streets a halt was
made at Lotta's fountain and one of the
paradsrs climbed to the pedestal and placed
on top of it a red banner bearing the in
scription: "The Constitution Be Damned."
Another socialist started to harangue the
crowd when a squad of police arrived to
disperse the gathering. A fight followed
and about ten of the crowd were landed
In the patrol wagon with broken heads,
the police having freely used their clubs.
The crowd then dispersed.
NO RECORD OP CONTRIBUTION
Secretary of Seaator Lodaje Charged
with Kmbeasllna; Cam pa Inn
BOSTON. April I. Robert G. Proctor,
private secretary of United States Senator
Henry Cabot Lodge, for whose arrest on
the charge of embesslement a warrant was
Issued yesterday, surrendered himself at
police headquarters today. Mr. Proctor was
Immediately released on $500 ball.
The warrant was Issued after the grand
Jury had made Its report. The specific
charge Is that Proctor embcsiled $& be
longing to John K. Bestgen of Quincy in
October, 104. Bestgen allegpd that he gave
Proctor the money as a republican cam
paign contribution and that Proctor prom
ised to aid him In obtaining a consulship.
It is further alleged that no record of this
sum appears on the books of the republican
stste committee and that It has not been
included In the returns of campaign con
tributions. Cruiser Heady lor Trial.
HOCK LAND. Me., April . The new
cruiser Washington, which has Just been
completed for the United States govern
ment, arrived here lonight and anchored
outside the breakwater In readiness for its
speed trials, which will lake place off this
port during the week. The Washington
contract calls for a minimum speed of 2
knots per hour.
Severe Storm la Mlaaoarl.
FAYKTTK. Mo, April i.A tornado
passed over Fayette today doing much
damage. Many houses were unroofed and
blown from their foundations and hams
and small buildings blown away. Reports
rm-n-ra irom tne antoimr.g country say
ute sturm was general.
TRADE WITH ISLAND OF CUBA
tries In the Western
by the .
of the T
FUN, April . A report issued
lment of Commerce and Labor
1 trade Bays:
second in Importance In the
is of the United States with
in countries. The total trade
1 States with the principal
America In the fiscal year
1th Csnads. $JW.OOO,000; with
; with Braiil.. 111. WW;
with Mcwr !2,onn.0no snd with Argentina,
$.19,000,000. The value of merchandise Im
ported to the United States from Cuba In
the rslendsr year, 19P6, according to figures
prepared by the Department of Commerce
and I-abor. was W.X57.SW, against 157.r.291
In 1!03; $31,747.12 In 110 and $16.a3.4M In
IW, In which year our Imports from Cuba
touched the lowest point In the last half
century. The exports from the United
Slates to Cuba aggregated $44,Kfi9,K12 against
$V3,fin4,4l7 In 19rj; $26,934,524 In 1900 and
$7,3s5,S13 In 18M, In which year they were
smaller than any preceding year In the
last half century. In both Imports and
exports the figures of the year 1906 are
larger than those of any earlier year in
our trade with Cuba.
Sugar and molasses, tobacco, cigars and
fruits are the principal articles forming
the Imports Info the United States from
Cuba. The value of sugar imports In
1 wan over $o!.000,000; molasses, $1,097,153;
leaf tobacco. $I1,R97.9.'; cigars. $3.Bfi,K;
fruit, $1,23.02 (of which all but $5,803 repre
sented the value of bananas) and Iron ore,
$1,537,890. The exports to Cuba Include
flour, $.1,443,048; cattle, $1.13,162; bituminous
coal, $1,47,776; cotton cloth, $1,212,319; boots
and shoes, $t.68fi,7!)0; lard, $2,231,660; lard
compounds, $1,006,215; bacon. $412,672; hams,
$4fiR.M2; pork. $480,938; milk, $S47.926; lumber,
$2,001,214. The shipment of rice to Cuba Is
an entirely new feature in our export trade,
the total value of rice sent to that Island
In 1904 being but $172,707, and in 1903 but
$15,000, while, the total for 1906 was $S45,049.
By far the largest group of articles In
the exports to Cuba Is that of Iron and
steel manufactures, of which the total In
1903 was $8,484,267.
While taking the fiscal year as the basis
countries the report gives only calendar
for comparison with the other American
year figures In the separate Items of Im
ports and exports, saying by way of ex
planation that the reciprocity treaty be
tween -the United States and Cuba began
Its operation practically with the begin
ning of a calendar year that of 1904.
STRIKE BECOMES FORMIDABLE
All Workmen la Havana tailed
I poa to Cease front
HAVANA, April 8. The strike situation
here Is assuming formidable proportions.
Mounted policemen this morning dispersed
a mass meeting of 1.000 men and arrested
the leader of the men, who was engaged
in criticising and condemning the police
and local officials. Two other men who
attempted to rescue the orator were also
taken Into cjstody.
Tonight . committees composed of four
representatives of each trade met and re
Iterated the Intention already expressed of
colling out all. their workmen tomorrow,
morning.' The leaders assort that the work
ers In more than twenty trades will go on
strike tomorrow. Including clgarmakers m
al! the leading factories, bakers, drivers of
public conveyancea, ' city slaughter house
employes, waiters, carpenters, painters, ma
chinists, plumbers, smelters, boatmen, eto.
The lightermen, stevedores, wharf men
and others engaged In harbor work say
that they cannot strike before Wednesday
on account of their agreement to give two
days' notice of such Intention. The main
grievance Is that the company Insists in
refusing to permit Its employes to be mem
bers of any organization regardud as an
tagonistic to the company's Interests. The
employes Insist that the company broke
Ita old contracts when It changed the wage
scale and now demand contracts which
have no nonunion clause.
The general strike will' not be a wholly
sympathetic one, as several unions will take
the opportunity to press various other
grievances of their own for which they
hitherto have unsuccessfully contended.
Workmen In other Cuban cities also are
to be asked to strike and the movement
Is expected to test the strength of the
trades unions In Cuba.
WARM ELECTION AT MOSCOW
Resalt Sot Yet Known, bat Coaaerra
tires Appear to Have
MOSCOW, April . The Moscow munici
pal election held today was the culmina
tion of a veritable whirlwind canvass. The
result Is not yet known, as the votes will
not be counted until tomorrow. Last night
meetings were held In ail the available
public halls and la the streets. The best
orators of the constitutional democrats, in
cluding Prof. Paul M. Millnkoff. M. II ease n
and oihers, came from St. Petersburg and
hundreds of speeches were made. The Oc
toberlHts made a fervid appeal to the voters
not to choose constitutional democrats, a
majority for whom, they declared, would
mean the ruin and division of Russia. The
vote today was the heaviest ever cast here.
Up to 3 o'clock over 30,000 of the 50.000 reg
istered electors had voted. There was
much excitement at many polling places,
orators making speeches through the day.
The monarchist workers, pointing to the
crosses on the churches, appealed to the
voters not to convert the churches Into
synagogues by electing Judophllea. Many
women peddled tickets. The constitutional
democrats appeared to have the better in
the voting and claim a victory, but the Oc
toberUts and conservatives made a desper
Celebration Kada la Riot.
ATHENS, April 8. In the celebration of
the anniversary of the independence of
Greece Saturday the patriotic demonstra
tions were ended at o'clock in the even
ing by a serious riot arising from political
dissensions arising over the elections and In
which two persons were killed and seven
teen wounded during a revolver fusillade.
The troops then cleared the streets.
The results of the elections, which were
held today, will not be known until tomor
row. Sanguinary conflicts and riots are
reported to have taken place In several
Ws 4aaadlaa Immigration Art.
OTTAWA. Ont., April a. -The minister
of the Interior hits prepared a new immi
gration act wliich will be more workable
than the present one and will make it more
difficult for immigrants of the vagrant or
criminal class to enter Canada. The bill
provides an agreement with the United
States, by which Canada and the United
States will agree to take back any unde
sirable Immigrant within twelve months
from the time he enters the country, pro
vided he Is eecorudr to the boundary line.
Y0L1YA PREPARES FOR DOWIE
New Overteer of Zjon Conducts Notable
Service in tne Tabernacle,
MEMBERS OF COLONY ENDORSE HIS ACTS
AdJare Them o Ignore Dowle Whea
Me Arrives aad Not to Oo and Hear
Former Leader Should He
Attempt (a "peak.
ZION CITY, 111., April s.-The people of
Zlon City heard their former leader, John
Alexander Dowle, denounced from the pul
pit in Shiloh tabernacle today and they
approved of It, or at least ss many of
them as could crowd Into that vast meet
ing house signified their willingness In a
manner that left no doubt of sincerity to
follow in the footsteps of the first apostle's
successor, General Overseer Vollva. Zlon's
new leader waa the man that told of
Dowle'a alleged misdeeds and tho more
bitter and scathing tho words of denuncia
tion, the more general and enthusiastic
the approval of his listeners.
When after denouncing Dowle aa a
spendthrift," "liar" and "traitor to his
trust and his people," Overseer Vollva
suddenly stopped In his denouncement of
the founder of the sect and at the end of
a moment's hesitation demanded a decision
of the audience as to who should he their
future leader, the 6.000 people arose aa
one person and signified their willingness
to follow Vollva to the end.
Today's meeting was called for 8:30 o'clock
In the afternoon, but as early as 10 o'clock
this morning all the streets around the
house of worship held Zionists, some walk
ing, others riding in carriages, but all
headed In one direction Shiloh tabernacle.
By the time Overseer Vollva, accom
panied by Mrs. Vollva and their little
daughter, reached the meeting house the
place was full to overflowing with the
former adherents of Dowle, who had been
patiently waiting for hours to listen to the
public exposure of the man who made
Zlon what It la today.
VollTa Talks Plainly.
On the plutform with Vollva were Mrs.
John Alexander Dowle, Judge Barnes,
head of the law department of Zlon City,
and Overseers Spelcher, Excell, Cantel and
Granger. At the conclusion of a short
prayer by Overseer Spelcher the newly ap
pointed head of Zlon, clad In a robe of
simple white and black, a decided depar
ture from the gaudy raiment assumed by
the first apostlo on similar occasions,
stepped to the front of the platform and In
a slow, calm and Btudled voice made the
announcement that he wus going to take
advantage of today's meeting to tell them
a few truths about the man whom they
had been so faithfully following for many
years. He then told tho vast audience of
the "deplorable" conditions he found at
Zlon City when he arrived here a month
ago from Australia and took up the man
agement .of the home of the Catholic
Christian church at Dowle'a command.
The speaker did not mince his words, but
told in the first few words he uttered of
the "perfidy" of John Alexander.
When most bitter in the denunciation of
his former master, there was no one in the
tabernacle who showed their approval of
bis remarks more than Overseer Jane
Dowle; wife for thirty years of John Alex
ander Dowle and the mother of his three
children. ' At one point In his remarks,
where Vollva In angry tones exclaimed, "I
will see that all the costly furniture and
expensive library adorning Dowle's Zlon
City residence and which were purchased
by that hypocrite while many of his peo
ple were in need of food are sold and the
money turned into Zion City's storehouse."
Mrs. Dowle half rose from her seat and
with her voice and hands loudly applauded
the words of the speaker.
Justifies the Itevolntion.
Overseer Vollva, In Justification of the
overthrow of Zlon's first apostle, told how
money had been squandered foolishly for
Dowle's own comfort, while the creditors
and the people of Zlon were calling loudly
for money. Aa an Illustration of thla state
of affairs Vollva cited his own experience
In Zlon's church. He declared that he had
been compelled to keep himself and family
of five on $50 a month, allowed him by
Dowie, and that out of this monthly salary
he had been compelled to turn over a tenth
in tlthea to the church. He then asked:
"What baa become of all thla money that
haa been flowing Into 'Aon for so many
He then asked his congregation If they
wished to return to the Dowle regime or
preferred to follow him and the business
committee of twelve overseers which he
had appointed and all of whom were a
unit In the action taken deposing Dowle.
His answer was an emphatic acquiescence
la all that had been done for Zlon since
the movement against Dowle was begun.
In bringing, his denouncement of Dowie
to a close. Overseer Vollva. said:
"Alexander Granger owns this tabernacle.
He owns this entire estate. W hat I want
you to do is to send all tithes and offerings
to Zlon in the name of Overseer Granger
instead of In the name of John Alexander
Dowle. Make all checks and all commer
cial paper of every description payable to
Alexander Granger. The day has come
when you ought to act aa men and women
and exercise your God-given free will. I
do not want you to do anything by con
straint. I want to be calm and straight
forward and present these matters In a
way that none can truthfully say that you
were excited or acted on the Impulse of the
moment. If you want to stand for down
rlght.lylng. hypocricy, shameful misuse of
mono', keep your seats, but al who are
tired of his lying, his exaggeration, his
misrepresentations and hts Inconsistencies
and his hypocricy and his gross Ignorance
of all business laws and principles stand
up as an evidence of your denouncement
of Dowle and his methods."
Endorse Vollva's Leadership.
The response to this request wss in
stant, every one in the building rising to
their feet tn acknowledgement of Vollva's
After the singing of a hymn Vollva
stated that If Dowie Imagined that upon
his arrival in Zion City on Tuesday that
he (Dowle) would be able to frighten Vo
llva into submission he never wss more
badly mistaken in his life.
Vollva then requested all present to keep
away from the railway station next Tues
; day, when Dowle is expected to reach
Zlon ttty. 'I don t want you to go down
there and listen to his egotistical ha
rangue." sald Vollva. "If he should try
any of his spectacular antics on Ms ar
rival here we will soon put a stop to it
He cannot hold a meeting In 8hiloli taber
nacle because we will not let him. Should
he succeed In securing a house In which
to hold a meeting to address the people
of Zlon I want you all to remain at horns
and not attend the meeting."
Again Vollva requested his people. ta
Continued on Second Page.)
QUIET IN THE COAL REGION
Most of Miners In rittsbarar lllstrlrt
Expected to Return to Work
PITT8RURO, April '.-There were no de
velopments that disturbed the peace of the
bituminous cost fields reported here todav
while In the Pittsburg district It Is
expected that ninety per cent ff the miner
who have not been working will return
to work tomorrow. The storm centers
which have been In other field are grow
ing Is more settled and there Is every evi
dence that the men at these points will re
turn to work before many days.
Thre waa no disorder among the strikers
at Wlndher today and no meetings were
held. The crisis, however, will be reached
Tuesday, when the coal companies will be
gin the eviction from tne company houses
of those miners who refuse to return to
work. In the Irwin field It Is reported that
men are returning to vork gradually and
the strike will not spread beyond tho three
mines. The production cosl has been in
creasing daily except a the Pennsylvania
station mines. The sttjke of the miners
at the Kdna plants of? the Pittsburg A
Baltimore company, at Greeneburg. It Is
believed tonight, will be broken tomorrow.'
A canvass of the men revealed a d'etre on
the part of a large number to return to
The funeral of the litrikrng miner. John
Weasel, who was shot Friday night, waa
held today. Miners from the surrounding
districts attended In great numbers. t
the services" the priest (tleadcd with the
miners to refrain from ' violence.
Francis L. Robbtna, chairman of the
board of directors of the Pittsburg Coal
company. Is confined to his home In this
city as a result of the mental and physical
strain he haa undergone In the labor con
troversy with the miners during the past
three weeks. , ,
Reliable information from several sources
In the Scranton region la to the effect that
the operators will tomorrow reject the
miners' arbitration proposition and offer no
counter proposition, simply reaffirming their
former declaration that oil the matters at
Issue have been arbltmred by the strike
commission and that there Is no good rea
son advanced why tho award should be
It ta also asserted thai they will declare
that under no consideration would they
consent to the recognition fcnd check-off
questions, because they are unalterably op
posed to the closed shop In the first case,
and because the check-off demand could
not legally be granted, even though they
were satisfied to grant !t, which they are
PHILADELPHIA. April I.-The situation
remained unchanged In the anthracite coo)
region today. The various mine locals
held meetings, but only routine business
wsa transacted. Miners and all other
classes are anxiously awaiting the answer
of the operators at New Tork tomorrow
and It la the general hope that a strike
will be avoided. i
NEW YORK, April 8 Some of the mem
bers of the Shamoktn scale committee of
thirty-six. to which has been entrusted
the work of conferring with the anthracite
coal operators In the matter of difficulties
that exist between mine workers and their
employers, returned to this city today -and
tonight they Informally discussed plans for
tomorrow. The subcommittee will meet the
operators tomorrow s'tvmoon to receive
the answer of the 'mtue ' operators to the
arbitration proposition made v by the men
MISSING MAN FOUND IN RIVER
Disappearance of Chris Sven. at
Slonx Falls is Partially
SIOUX FALLS, 8. D., April 8.-i8pecial
Telegram.) The myatery surrounding the
disappearance In this city. on the evening of
February 1 last of Chris Sven, a farmer,
whose home was near Humboldt, was to
day, solved by the finding of the body of
the missing man in the Big Sioux river in
the northern part of the city. Recently the
belief grew stronger that Sven had de
camped and had gone to his old home In
Norway. This appeared to be confirmed by
a recent tumor to the effect that the wife
of the missing farmer had received a let
ter from him, written in Norway.
The city and county authorities made per
sistent efforts to unravel the mystery sur
rounding Sven's disappearance and some
weeks ago the county commissioners en
gaged Edward J. Hargrove, a Chicago de
tective, to work upon the case. Aa the re
sult of evidence secured by the detective
after about two weeks' effort, on March 6
twenty-four residents of Sioux Falls,
twenty men and four women, were ar
rested on suspicion of having been impli
cated In or knowing something concerning
the supposed murder of the missing man.
The prisoners were put through the sweat
ing process, but nothing which tended to
throw light on the mystery could be as
certained, and the authorities finally re
leased the suspects.
Just when those interested had believed
the mystery In connection with Sven's dis
appearance would never be solved, tho
body of the missing man was found In the
river. .While two boys were flnhlng In the
river thla forenoon, north of the Sixth
street bridge, a dog belonging to one of
them swam out into ine stream and
grasped with Its teeth what appeared to
be some floating clothing. This was turned
over by the dog and the boys saw it waa
the body of a man. The police were no
tified and Chief Nelson of the police de
partment readily Identified the remains as
those of Sven. In the pockets of the dead
man was a bank book, with the writing al
most entirely obliterated by the action of
the water, a little over $1 In cash, a pocket
knife, a pipe and empty tobacco sack.
The theory Is that Sven walked or fell
Into the river on the evening of his disap
pearance while in an Intoxicated condition
Coroner Miller will hold an inquest tomor
row and this doubtless will determine
whether Sven's death was accidental or
the result of foul play.
Rior Grist for Court.
CASPF.lt, Wyo.. April 8.-(Speclal.)-Tho
district court is now in session here, with
Judge Carpenter on the bench. The civil
and criminal dockets are the largest in the
history of the county. Among the list are
the cases of the Slate against Daniel
Gomes, Martin Chobes and Nicholas- Es
pisinosa. charged with murdering a com
panion at Shoshone; If. A. Johnson, charged
with violating the slate nuaranline laws.
and also charged with grand larceny; J. J.
Collins, W. '. Crawford und A. N. grant, ;
forgery. Among the civil cases Is the elec- j
tion contest case of Miss ,d:i Turnei !
against MIkh Hamilton. I lie oil land suit ,
of Henry Bouree against J. II. I.obell and a i
Urge number of divorce cases. '
Troops to board Meservaitea.
FORT WASHAKIE. Wyo.. April .(Spe
clal.) Two troops of tse Tenth cavalry
have arrived here from Fort Niobrara to
do police duty on the Wind River Indian
MILLARD HERE ON BUSINESS
Senator Saya Hie Present Viiit Has No
N HANDS OF HIS FRIENDS ON SENATORSH IP
Will n ay ow If He la a
Candidate for a Second Term,
bat Talks of the Work
Senstor Millard returned Sunday morning
from Washington to remain until Thursday
In Omaha. He was called from a busy
congressional session to attend to som
prefrlrg personal business here. Ho is
In excellent health and apparently has en
joyed his winter at the capital. This will
be his lsst trip home until along In May,
when he thinks congress will adjourn. The
senator was asked If he had come to a de
cision whether he would be a candidate for
a second senatorl,-! term.
' I can't say that I hnve," he responded.
"I am in the hands of my friends. I hove
had little time to think of politics during
the lsst few months and there is no politics
connected with this visit home. I observe
thnt there is no scarcity of senatorial can
didates, however. Apparently the state is
going to hsve a large field to pick from.
I will not have any definite announcement
to make regarding my own course whtl
, Two Reports on the Canal.
"Tne committee on tnteroceanlc canals
hns been having its hands full. We expect
to make a report within three weeks con
cerning recommendations as between a sea
level and a lock canal. I think the com
mittee will be divided and that a report
favoring each plan will b" presented, but
I am Inclined to believe that a majority
will favor the sea-level canal, which is In
consonance with the Ideas of tho president,
the secretary, of war and the canal com
mission. Personally I prefer the sea-level
canol as I believe the large expenditure
necessary to build any kind of a waterway
across the Isthmus Is so great that the
best Job possible should be msde of It If
It Is to be dug at all. We should have a
passage capable of admitting the very
largest ships it will be called upon to
serve. The committee probably will re
port as to the canal xone government legis
lation a week from Monday. May 1 the
present status there will cease to exist in
a large part, owing to the expiration of
prior legislation. The general plan will be
along the lines already adopted, with ad
ditions and some changes In detail.
Some Sort of Rate BUI.
"Undoubtedly the senate will pass soma
kind of a railway rate regulation bill before
it adjourns. It la by no means certain that
a "court review' amendment will be tacked
on, either. Still thla may be a feature in
order to insure the legality of the meas
ure in the opinion of senators. We are to
have a rate bill, however, that Is certain.
Senator Elklna, who was opposed to rate
legislation, now seems to be out-Heroding
Herod in favor of It.
"There la little powubillty of the leasfhg
bill passing. The people who want it In
different sections seem unable to agree
upon the provisions of the proposed law.
For this reason I doubt that anything of
the kind will succeed. '
" a34 V BaHi ttnultt, - '
Congressman Kennedy and myself are
using our best endeavors to get a military
warehouse 1 oca tod at Omaha in connection
with the Indian supply depot. There are
aeven In the United Statea and this would
be the eighth. There Is almost enough
room at the Indian warehouse site for It,
hut some additional ground la needed and
the owner has been holding It at a price
so high that I have hesitated In asking
the government to buy It. The bill Intro
duced asks for a total appropriation of
$100,000. I look to see it passed by next
winter at the latest.
"It appears to me as though there were
plenty of politics In Omaha and the state
right now. Locally I can't see any rea
son why Mr. Benson should not be elected
mayor. The other fellows had a chance
and were beaten and It seems to me as
though the defeated factions should lay
dowq their arms and present a united front
on election day."
PEKIN BANK IN BAD CONDITION
Wagon Factory Owaed by Dame Men
tioes Into Hands of m
PEORIA. 111.. April 8.-The five partners
of the failed T. H. Smith bank of Pekin
were bound over to the grand Jury by
Justice Rapp of Pekin yesterday and gave
bond for $25,000 for their appearance. The
grand Jury DMets In the first week of Hay,
and State's .'torney Charles Schaefer ex
pects to make an Investigation at that
time. The T. H. Smith Wsgon company,
which was heavily indebted to the bank
and was largely owned by the bank part
ners, has passed Into the hands of a re
ceiver and was closed down yesterday for
an Indefinite period.
Additional details concerning the condi
tion of the bank place a more discouraging
light on the outlook for the depositors. It
Is earned that Peoria banks are creditors
of the failed Institution to the extent of 1
$00,000 and the trustees Intimate that no
less than $3O,0u0 of the partners' private
fund will be required to liquidate the
claims. Three additional warrants were
sworn out by depositors at Pekin today
for Conrad Luppen. D. C. Smith, Henry
Block, Hablie Velrte and E. F. I'nland.
These warrants will be served Monday
HADLEY NOT SERIOUSLY ILL
Phyalrlaaa Issae Statement Trouble Is
Plenrlay, Which Is 1 leldlng
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.. April $.-Dr. W.
A. Clark, who Is attending Attorney Gen
eral lladley, after a consultation today
with two Kansas City physicians, made the
following announcement regarding Mr.
After a most thorough cxamlnatlon'todrfy
we all agreed that Mr lladley slmplv hdd
an attack of pleurisey with Its Infection,
which Is being absorbed aa rapidly ni
could be expected. He has not now ,ind
hns not had any symptoms of pneumonia
or typhoid fever and absolutely no indica
tions of a nervous breakdown from over
Wftwfc While t mav be some time befoie
the fever which l lnelde.it lo the pleurisy
Ik entirely checked, yet there has been and
Is now no question as to Mr. Iladlev a com
plete recovery within a reasonable time.
Stork men Are Worried.
LU8K, Wyo., April $. (Special ) A spe.
clal agent of the Interior department has
been at work In this section for some time,
and the stockmen who have lllegul femes
on government domain are trembling In
their shoes It Is not known whst the de
partment sleuth Is up to, but it la believed
he is gathering data for charges to be pre
ferred against certain settlers.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair Monday. Tnesday Fair and
Temprralare at Omaha lesterdayi
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SAINTS CROWD CHURCH EDIFICE
People ot. All Able to 4ialn F.a
trance tor the Monday
INDEPENDENCE. Mo.. April .-(Sperlal
Telegram.) At the Stone church, the beau
tiful structure where worship the letter
Day Saints, vast crowds gathered to attend
divine service this morning. A prayer meet
ing preceded the Sunday school session, the
attendance at the latter being 1.0M. In the
main auditorium at 11 o'clock seating room
was at a premium and two overflow meet
ings were provided for. Three thousand
people were In attendance ot the different
rooms. The large pipe organ arris managed
by Prof, Ralph G. Smith of Independence,
who rendered a most beautiful voluntary.
Congregational singing and prayer followed,
and then, under the direction of Arthur
Mills, the efficient local choir gave an ex
cellent anthem. Scripture reading by Elder
T. W. Chatburn of California mission fol
lowed, and then Miss Alice Barbee sang a
beautiful solo. Miss Barbee is the soprano
who won so much praise from Henry Rus
sell, the English tmpressario, last Decem
ber, on the occasion of his visit to Kansas
City. Miss Barbee is a Latter Day Saint,
whose home is in Independence, but she
sings weekly at the Presbyterian church,
Kansas City, as also each Saturday in. the
Jewish synagogue. 8he Is quietly pursuing
her studies end will soon give a couple of
benefit concerts. Intending to go abroad to
Alexander H. Smith, brother of the presi
dent, Joseph Smith, and patriarch to the
whole church, was the speaker. His ser
mon was full of counsel and love from the
depth of a sympathetic and affectionate
nature. His text was the parable of the
wheat and the tare. Among other things
the speaker said:
"The office of Christ Is to advance His
people that they may be spiritually
minded; that they may have the adminis
tration of angels; that they may receive
comfort and counsel In time of need. The
promise of our Lord and Saviour make U
possible for all to live In such a way that
the may receive eternal life, heaveniy
pleasure, enjoy heavenly privileges and be
happy chlldern of the Lord, competent to
dwell with the redeemed."
At the afternoon meetings the crowds
were even larger than the morning ses
sions, many being turned away on account
of lack of room. Apostle Herman 8. Smith,
church historian, was the speaker at the
main auditorium. T. M. 8mith and W. K.
Peak spoke and at the close of, the after
noon meetings three were baptised at the
baptlslmal fountain In the church. Bishop
E. L. Kelley was the main speaker this
TWO APOSTLES ARE DROPPED
Teader Restgnatlaas to the Mormon
Chorrh and Successors Are
1 . Klected.
SALT LAKE CITY, April 8. As fore
shadowed by President Joseph F. Smith tn
his opening address before the Mormon
conference, two members were dropped
from the quorum of the twelve apostles at
the church election today.
When the nominations were about to be
read Apostle Francis L. layman announced
that Apostlea Matthias F. Cowley and John
W. Taylor had tendered their realgnatlonS
on October 28 for the reason that they
were not in harmony with the quorum.
Taylor and Cowley are the polygamous
apostles Who could not be found when
they were subpoenaed before the senate
committee on tho Smoot investigation. At
that time they were believed to be in Can
ada. The recent death of Marrlner W. Mer
rill had cauaed another vacancy In the
quorum and the three places were filled by
the unanimous election or D. O. McKay of
Ogden. George F. Richards of Toolo and
Orson F. Whitney of Salt Lake City. The
vote of the congregation for President
Smith and the other officers was unani
mous. Apostle Reed Bnioot was r.ot pres
ent. None of the newly-ehy'-ed apostles la
now living In polygamy.
MANY LIVES LOST IN STORM
Steamer Brlngjs Farther Details of
Disaster In the Mouth
SAN FRANCISCO. April a -The steamer
Mariposa arrived today from Thltl, bring
ing additional particulars of the storm
which swept the Society and other aoutli
sea islands last February. According to the
latest estimates 160 Uvea were lost and the
property dumage amounted to ll.MO.OuO.
Among the Mariposa's passengers were B.
C'halee, C. Brown and J. Harris, members
of the crew of the British ship County of
Roxburgh. Captain J. Leslie, which went
ashore during the hurricane at Tokarva, In
the Paumolee group of islands. Out of a
crew of twenty-four, ten Uvea were, lost.
Othtr vessels lost during the storm were
the French schooner Tahtlenne, fifty-three
tons, with Captain Dexter and eight of lis
crew, and tho French schooner Touture,
twenty-eight tons, with all on board. The
French schooner Hllulml, nineteen tons,
went ashore at Mnnlhi. Its crew was
saved. The French schooner Morureora,
thirty-seven tons. Is overdue and It is sup
posed that it is lost, with all on loard. off
Tlkeliou. Thirty-seven cutters of twelvu
to fifteen tons were also lost in the storm.
Killed by Collapse of House.
CHEROKEE, la, April 8. John Mc
Laughlin, Jr., was killed and his father,
John Mclaughlin, seriously Injured last
night by the caving In of the foundation
of the house In which they were sleeping.
The collapse was caused by the heavy rain.
Movements of Ocean Vessels April N.
At New York Arrived : IjixIo. from
(lenoa: Palermo and Naples, from Trieste,
l'.ilermo and firan. Balled: Antonio Lopes,
for Oidls. Barcelona, etc.
At Southampton Arrived: New York,
from New Yorli, via 1'lymo.uth and Cher
liourjr. At Mnvillr Sailed: Columbia, from Glas
gow for New York.
At Manchester Hailed: Bostoniun, for
At Liverpool-Sailed: Cestrlan, for Boa
ton. At Ixindon Sailed: Meeaba, for New
At yueenstown-Sailed: Umbila, from
Liverpool, for New York.
At Hiaarofiaet. Mass. Steamer Minne.
tonka, from l-ondon. for New York. In
communication bv wireless telegraph. I p.
m.. 12u miles east Nantucket lightship.
Will dock 7.30 p. ni. Monday.
TOWNS ARE IN RUINS
Monnt Vesuvini Becoming; More Deadly at
the Dayi Go By.
NO TRACE OF B0SC0 TRECOSE REMAINS
Forty-Eiarht Hour Ao it Wu the Home of
Ten Thousand People.
PEOPLE OF TORRE ANNUZ1ALA REMOVED
Completely Surrounded by Btreami of Lari
from the Mountain.
TERROR OF THE PEOPLE IS PITIABLE
Work of Reaeae la Hampered by tho
Showers of Aahea and Red Hot
Stones Which Fall oa (ho '
NAPLES, April .-The hope that Mount
Vesuvius was becoming calm waa dissi
pated today when the volcano became
more active than ever.
The panic has spread to Naples. Two
strong earthquake shocks, which shattered
windows and cracked the walla of build
ings, were experienced today. The entire
population rushed to the streets In terror,
many persons crying "The madonna hat
forsaken us; the end of the world haa
No trace remains of Bosco Trecase, a
commune on the southern declivity of the
mountain, where up to forty-eight hours
ago ten thousand persona lived; and Torre
Annunalala, on the shores of the gulf of
Naples, one mile to the southward, la
almottt surrounded by the Invading lava
and haa been evacuated by ita thirty
thousand inhabitants. The people were
brought to Naples by trains, street cars,
military carta and steamships. Similar
meana of transportation are being em
ployed to bring away the people from
Terre Del Greco. The police and carbi
neers are guarding the abandoned houses
and several members of the government
also are there.
A telegram received from the mayor of
San Sebastino, a village near the observa
tory on the northwest declivity of Vesu
vius, says the lava Is approaching rapidly
and that the people are terror stricken.
They have been for nights, he aaya, with
out sleep, are destitute and beg that as
sistance be given them.
Work of Saecor Hampered.
The work of succor is hampered owlns
to the delays to the railway service, whlcb
Is Interrupted by red hot stones thrown to
a height of 3,000 feet, falling on the tracks.
Aa yet It ts Impossible to count the cra
ters that have been opened and front
which streams of lava hsve flooded th
beautiful, prosperous and happy land lying
on the southeast shores of the gulf ol
The atmosphere Is heavily charged with
electricity and now and then flashes of
lightning are blinding, while detonations
from the volcano resemble those of terrible
The churches of the vtty . war open ali
Saturday night and were crowded with
panic stricken people.'" " Members -of ' the
clergy are doing their utmost to calm theli
fears, but the effects of their arguments go
almost for naught when renewed . earth
quake shocks are experienced. t
With the danger and horror of the situa
tion aside, Vesuvius presents one of the
most splendid sights Imaginable. The
mountain of fire, whose speech la by de
tonation and whose acts are destruction,
seems like an enraged gtant determined
to make the pigmies of earth feel the
might ot his wrath. Here and . thefe on
the mountainside stand the blasted trunks
of pine trees, their bare branches out
stretched as though In protest againrt the
devastation the volcano has wrought.
The duchess of Aosta, who always la to
be found where misery exists. Is not Spar
ing herself In her efforts to alleviate dis
tress. The people cs.Il her an angel of
mercy. Today she took several children
from their weary mothers and In her car
riage conveyed them to the royal palace,
where they will remain until , conditions
Observatory Destroyed. 1
The observatory haa been destroyed and
Signor Matteuccl, the director and the em
ployes had narrow , escapes. They passed
last night In the darkness, save for the
frequent flashes of lightning, aa the gas
works and electric lighting plant also were
destroyed. The restaurant of the Funicu
lar railroad, too, was obliterated, '
Prisoners In Jails on the mountainside
went mad with terror and mutinied and
were only partially . quieted by being
brought here. But their fears have been
communicated to the prisoners here, who
may rebel at any moment. The situation
Breathing la momentarily becoming more
difficult because of the poisonous fumes
and smoke, while hot ashes whlcb are still
falling, tend to make life a burden.
Contrary to expectations, the aea haa not
yet shown signs of being' effected by the
phenomena, but fears are entertained that
tidal waves may yet come and many craft
have put to aea. Visitors to Naples are
avoiding the hotels on the aea. front and
the people living there are beginning ta
leave for higher altitudes.
Though there Is much misery, up to the
present time there have been no fatuities,
except at Portlrl. where an old woman
died, supposedly from fright.
The c)ty of Naples besrs an aspect of
desolation, everything being covered With,
ashes from the volcano.
The lava destroyed a few houses tn a
suburb of Torre Anminxlata and also the
cemetery there. Then, fortunately, the flow
ceased, as It did also at Torre Del Oreco.
At Pompeii the rivers of lava are lens rapid.
Incandescent material haa set fire to the
village of San Gulsseppe.
Pope (ireatly Distressed.
ROME. April .-Pope Pius Is greatly dis
tressed by the calamity wrought by the
eruption of Mount Vesuvius. In talking
with his secretary today he said:
"These are. moments when my Imprison,
ment is Irksome."
His holiness personally will not be able
to go to the scene, but he has Bent a letter
to Cardinal I'rlsco, archbishop tf Naples,
expressing his grief for the sufferers by
the disaster and instructing him lo dis
tribute relief among them and to send to
the vatiiwn particulars of the eruption. He
also gave the apostolic benediction to the
Travelta Maa (iu suits Balrlde.
KANSAS CITY. April . U W. Hock,
a traveling man aged 40 years, whose resi
dence is in Worcester. Mass., commuted
suicide some time after retiring last night
at a local hotel. His body waa found
this afternoon by a hotel attache. He
left a note stating that thla was his thlid
attempt st sulc.de. his two previous at
tempts being made In El Psao last week.
H'm h is said to be well known In Kl Paso
He waa worried over tusiaead 1-rirt iaa.
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