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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, ArRIL 14, 1906 SIXTEEN PAGES.
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WARM TIME IN HOUSE
Jpenker Cannon Avert a Clash Between
William and DaltelL
PARLIAMENTARY LANGUAGE IS USED
Incident Orowi Ont of Evolution to Correct
POSTAL APPROPRIATION BILL COMPLETED
Provision foT Fast Mail Service South is
Not Stricken Out.
SPEECH BY CONGRESSMAN SMITH
lnma Member Advocates Admission
of Periodical Published by Chari
table Instltutloa to Second
(lass Mall rrlvllefjes.
ASIIIXCJTON. April 13,-Hpeaker Can
ron was distinctly In his element today
when every Indication pointed to a clasu
between Mr. Dalzell (Pa.) and Mr. William
(Miss.) over the use of certain sentences
in a speech made by Mr. Hupklm of Ken
tucky. Immediately after the Journal had been
read the ho.iHe plunged Into the. considera
tion of a resolution offered by Mr. Gardner
t.vlass.)' to have expunged from the record
certain remurks reflecting upon the in
tegrity of Mr. Bennett tN. V.).
Acrimonious words were general. The
debate grew in Intensity of expression and
the minority leader, Mr. Williams, had se
verely Impugned the motives of Mr. Ben
i ett, who had secured the passage of a
Joint resolution some days ago waiving the
Immigration laws In the case of an idiot.
Finally Mr. Dalzell was drawn Into the
discussion and there seemed an Imminent
clash between the I'ennsylvanlan and the
Mlsslsslppian, when Speaker Cannon or
dered both gentlemen to their seats and
directed that the unparliamentary lan
guage used by Mr. Dalzcll and Mr. Williams
be stricken out of the record, as both gen
tlemen were speaking out of order. The
resolution was finally passed.
The postoftiee appropriation was com
pleted during the day, after a roll call on
the southern fast .mull subsidy provision,
which was retained lit the bill.
Trouble Begins ICarly.
Much time was taken up when the house
convened In a dispute arising when Mr.
Oardncr (Mass.) moved the erasure from
the records of certain paragraphs of a
speech by Mr. Hopkins (Ky.) reflecting on
the motives prompting the passage of a
bill by Mr. Bennett (N. Y.) authorizing the
admission of Fannie Diner, "a pronounced
Idiot," to the I'nlted States. Mr. Hopkins'
speech, anamauverting to the part played
by Mr. Uoldfogle N. Y.) in supporting the
bill, alco aroused the wrath of that gen
tleman. Mr. Uoldfogle said Mr. Hopkins
had meanly misrepresented him and that
the statement was unqualifiedly false. Mr.
fjuldfogle sut down amidst confusion. Mr.
Hopkins was willing to withdraw that part
of his speech commenting on Ooldfoglo's
pCiSonal appearance, but saw aa objection
to other parts of tho speech. Mr. Gold
fogle then launched forth Into a defense ot
himself and Mr. Bennett on the Immigra
tion bill. Mr. Smith (Ky.) declared that
everything Mr. Hopkins 'had said about the
Diner ease was Justifiable. Mr. Perkins
(N. Y.) explained at some length the "Fan
nle Diner case," during which he admitted
that Fannie Diner bad been refused ad
mittance by the Immigration authorities,
but that the family of Fannie Diner were
sufficiently able to see that she should not
become a public charge.
"A good deal of legislation takes place
on honor," said Mr. Williams (Miss.), the
minority leader, "and a great deal by unan
ImouM consent. So far from this bouse be'
ing called upon to consider a resolution to
e-xpugn certain remarks ot the gentleman
from Kentucky (Mr. Hopkins), It ought to
be called upon to consider a resolution to
expel tho gentleman from New York (Mr.
Dennett) for having ncted In bad faith with
his colleagues on this floor."
A murmur of surprise ran round the
Mr. Williams followed up the words with
the fctutement that honor would have been
demanded. If nothing else. If the house had
teen advised as to all the facts In the case,
Mr. tiardner (Mass.) replied that no one
man had asked I ho gentleman the question
whether or not It had been favorably re
ported by his committee. That was the
obvious iiuestlons for these guardians who
object, because In the hurry and confusion
a man does not tell them the whole story
.Mr. Williams attain startled the house bv
asking lint ho be permitted out of order,
in i. il Hie house Just what his Ideas were
In cases like the one under consideration,
where absolutely necessary Information re
garding u bill Is withheld from the house
lt said the word "covertly" which Mr
Hopkins had used In describing the manner
the resolution bad been "railroad" through
the house waa in the light of the debate,
Mr. De Armond (Mo.) said that much
was said In the heat of debate that on re
flection would not be used. He spoke of
both Mr. Hopkins and Mr. Dennett as
gentlemen and then said he believed the
whole subject could be cleared up If prop'
Hopkins Attacks Bennett.
Mr. Hopkins (Ky.) then rose to explain.
He disclaimed any Intention whatever to
reflect any discredit upon his friend, Mr
lioldfoglo. He had made them in a play
ful way. but as to Mr. Hennett he could
not say so much, for after two hour's de
bate lie waa more convinced than ever
that the statements he had made were
reasonable and natural deductions of his
conduct and that he was right In making
This remark resulted In Mr. Hopkins
being called to order the speaker stating
that In his opinion the remarks were not
In order and he was advised to proceed
In order. An effort was made to prohibit
Mr. Hopkins from making his statement,
but on a vote he was permitted to pro
ceed. He said that one statement he waa
railed upon to refute was the charge of
Illiteracy against the people whom he
represented. As to the Fannie Diner case
he said he had stated on thw floor simply
whst the commissioner general of Immi
gration had told him that she was a blank
Idiot; she shrunk from ths light; that she
had sores upon her legs which Indicated
that she had been manacled and that al.a
bad claws, which showed she had not been
properly cared for.
Dalsell ana Williams.
Mr. Dalzell (Pa.) and Mr. Williams
I Miss.) became Involved In an altercation
as to the words usrd by Mr. Williams In
criticism of Mr. Hennett until there were
calls on all sides to have the words taken
Mr. Itolsell (Pa) with much agitation
Continued on Second Page.)
DOWIE SUGGESTS COMPROMISE
First Apostle ay Mnety-FIe ler
Cent of Property In T.lon
Belong to f'hnrch.
OtlCAfiO, April 13 Peace hovers over
the warring fartlons that are endeavoring
to secure control of Zion City. This state
ment was authorized tonlsht by the legal
advisers of both Dr. Dowle and General
Overseer Vollva. After an all-day confer
ence Attorney nmll C. Wettcn, represent
ing Dowle, said:
We are nearer a peaceful solution of this
question tonight than we have been at any
stage of the proceedings. We have changed
our minds relative to the filing; of u bill In
equity declaring the transferring of the
ownership of the property of Zion City by
V'oliva to Deacon Alexander (Srnnger to be
void and will await further developments.
Today, as a mutter of formality, we filed
a paper In the circuit court of lnke county
of this state declaring that the power t
attorney "granted to General Overseer Vo
liva by the " first apostle," John Alexander
Dowle, wns absolutely void. Inasmuch a.
Vollva had not acted In accordance with
the Instruction given him In reference' to
the execution of the powers delegated to
him by Dowle, and had doslgned to tran
sen1 his authority and misapply the prop
erty of Dowle, and that thereupon Dowle
forwarded Vollva j telegram revoking the
power of attorney.
According to the contestants, the decision
of the court upon the validity of the tele
graphic revocation of the power of attorney
will decide the question as to the control
of Zion City. On this question Attorney
The telegraphic revocation of the power
of attorney delegated to Vollva by Dowl"1
Is absolutely legal and will stand In any
court of law.
At the termination of today conference,
which was participated In by Judge V. V.
Barnes, the legal adviser of Zlnn; Jacob
Newman, counsel for Vollva and his forces,
and Attorney Wetten, Mr. Newman said:
Dowln nml his advisers admitted today
that we have In our possession document
ary evidence to the effect that Dowle and
is advisers admit that : per cent or the
property belongs to the Christian Catholic
liurch, and he has furthermore acquiesced
In the proposition that If he Is given 5 per
cent of this property, after he has been
installed in temporary control, both ecclesi
astical and financial, he will retire. In
other words, Dowle desires to bo vindicated
by being reinstalled with the full powers
attending the first nposlloship of the Chris
tian latnoiic church, whereupon he will
Issue an edict declaring that H5 per cent
or me property or Alon city iiciongs to inn
tiurcn and that : per cent belongs to him
(Dowle). According to conservative! esti
mates given out by tho two factions this
would give to Dowle Il.OoO.WO and to the
MISSOURI DEMOCRATS FEAST
Folk, Mone, Towne mpA Knnftn ttpralc
at Editors' Rnnqaet at
KANSAS CITY, April 13. Five hundred
Missouri democrats attended a banquet at
the Midland hotel In this city tonight given
by the Missouri State Democratic Press as
sociation to commemorate the birthday
anniversary of Thomas Jefferson. Of this
number 150 were editors of Missouri news
papers and the remainder were prominent
democrats from various parts of the state.
The. principal speakers were Governor Jo
seph W. Folk, United Slates Senator Will
iam J. Stone and Congressman Charles A.
Towne of New York. Addresses were also
delivered by Charles W. Knapp of ilie. St.
Louis Republic, Judge W. M. Kvnns, chair
man of the democratic state committee;
Colonel Fred W. Fleming of Kansas City
and several others, who responded to re
quests for Impromptu speeches. F. W.
Stephens, president of the association and
editor of the Herald of Columbus, Mo.,
acted as toastmaster.
Bach of the speakers paid a high tribute
to Thomas Jefferson, who was the founder
of the democratic party, and much enthu
siasm was aroused when references were
made to the living lenders of the party.
All of the speakers made a plea for party
harmony in this state and all predicted
that at Uie next election Missouri would
again be found In the democratic column.
The editorial association held a meeting
at .the Midland hotel, at which the affairs
of the democratic party In this state were
discussed. Charles W. Knapp of St. Louis
made a brief address.
It was predicted that the democrats
would be successful at the next national
election and that the nominee for presi
dent in 190R, "whether It be Folk, Hryan or
Towne," will be elected by a large ma
PLAYGROUNDS UNION MEETS
Committee Condemns Pnrtlclpation
of 'i on a at Women In Pnblle
WASHINGTON, D. C. April 13-At to
day' session of the Playgrounds union of
America. President Koosevelt, who yester
day was chosen first vlco president, was
unanimously elected honorary president oi
the organization. Coupled with his elec
Hon was that of Jacob Rlis of New York
as honorary vice president.
Myron T. Scudder addressed the meeting
on the subject of the needs of children In
the country and In small towns and vil
lages. It was his opinion that the children
of rural districts are In even greater need
than the boys and girls of the city In the
matter of playground facilities. He said
that S.Ooo.nno children In the country do
not know how to play when they have the
During the discussion of the report of the
committee on games recommending out
door sports fir the physical development
of girls, a revival of the old fashioned
square dance and Virginia reel was ad
vocated as being conducive te the proper
physical development of girls as well as
hoys. The participation of young women
In public athletic games, especially those
where e.dmlssion Is charged, was strongly
condemned by the report.
PLATT TO RETIRE FROM SENATE
Senior Senator from ew York Will
ot Re a Candidate for
NEW YORK. April 13. -The Herald to
morrow will say: Seated at his desk In
his office in the I'nlted Slates Express com
pany's building yesterday morning. Senator
Thomas C. Plait declared he would make
no effort to be re-elected to the United
States senate at the expiration of his term
'It is true." he said, with a touch of
sadness In his tones, "that I do not expect
to return to the senate when my. present
term ends. I will have gratified my desire
for public office by that time."
Further than this the umlor senator from
New York w.iuld make no comment on his
Intended action. Asked whether develop
ment In the Insurance Investigation had
Influenced him In forming hi decision, he
withheld an answer. To friends he had
said recently, however, that he had made
up his mind long ago not to seek another
POSTAL DEPARTMENT SLOW
Does Not Avail Itself of Electric Lines a
Much as It Might
DEPENDS TOO MUCH ON SLOWER WAGONS
Norfolk Man Secures Contract for
Furnishing Stock tattle for the
Indian on the Hoscbnd
From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, April 13. (Special Tel
egram.) Representative Kennedy of tho
Omaha district, and Representative
Smith of the Council Bluffs district, were
lu evidence today during the considera
tion of the postolllce appropriation bill.
Congressman Kennedy brought to tho
attention of the house tho present poslp
conditions existing between Omaha
Renault under the star route servf
said both the postoftiee committee
Postoftiee department were behlhc.
times In the use they are making of
street cars of the country. He show .
that the star route service between the
points named costs the government S55U
per annum, with only two trips per day,
while the government Is willing to pay
to the street railway company only libi)
per year, notwithstanding the tact that
the service would be more expeditious.
He called attention to tiie fact that the
street railway companies of the country
are not receiving tho same treatment
as extended to the steam railway com
panies, pay for the latter being out of
proportion to tho amount palu to the
street railway companies. He insisted
that Uensen and all similar suburban
points should have the benefit of at least
three services per day, with rapid trans
portation, and that tho untiquated star
route service should be discontinued.
Pa- Is Too Small.
Mr. Kennedy also called attention to
the Inadequate compensation received by;
the Omaha, Street Railway company fur
carrying the malls between Omaha and
South Omaha, which might result in the
discontinuance of that service. The gov
ernment pays lesa than 11,400 per year,
being less than S4 per day for the Soutu j
Omahu service. Mr. Kennedy's remarKu
were received with great applause.
.Norfolk Man Gets Contract.
The secretary of the interior today
awarded the contract to Stephenson 1. J .
Nappcr, Norfolk, Neb., to furnish 4. Sol
hellers to stock the Rosebud Indian reser
vation at a total amount nf S114,4Di.!0. I he
Itemized bid was as follows: 1,000 heifers
at SJl.Ti, l.OOu at 1,000 at 2i:M and
LSsl at 123.80.
Minor Matters at Capital.
Senator Rurkett today secured the pas
sage of the Richardson county drainuge
Tho senate today passed Senator Millard's
bill for the relief of the Omaha National
bank. This bill provides for the repay
ment to the bank of some money which it
paid out on a check of a government con
tractor several years ugo. The contractor,
absconded ana tne uuna ioia me money
and the government refused to pay the
contractor, hence the bill for relief.
The senate passed a h'.l truntirm u
pension of $30 per month to Dr. H. M.
Swlgart, Hastings, Neb.
The president has signed bills Introduced
by Representative Kennedy Increasing the
pension of John Clark from 117 to per
month and that of Lewis Ixwory from fl:!
to e' per month.
Senator Gamble's bill authorizing the
secretary of the Interior to issue a patent
to Keystone ramp No. 2879, Modern Wood
men of America, to about nine acres of
land in the town of Keystone, S. D.. to bo
used1 for cemetery purposes, passed the
house today. The purchase price Is fixed
at $1.26 per acre. The bill now goes to the
president for approvnl.
The senate committee today concluded Its
consideration of the Indian appropriation
bill and Its report was made to the senate.
The senate committee added Items over the
house bill aggregating $2,471,472. of which
$.X17.070 Is reimbursable. Tho senate com
mittee eliminated house Items carrying
$23.W. The South Dakotnns got In several
new Items, among them being one of Hft.onO
for further Improvement of Crow Creek
agency schools by the erection of a girls'
dormitory, kitchen, dining room and sowing
room and an authorization for experiments
looking to the drilling of artesian wells at
the Yankton agency.
At the Instance of Senator nnrkett, tho
senate today passed a bill to pay to M. A.
MeCafferty of O'Neill. Neb., ffio for furnish
ing a burial casket, hoarse and defraying
all other Incidental expenses Incident to
the burial of John Dehoer. a private soldier
in Troop O. First T'nlted States cavalry,
stationed at Fort Meade, S. D.
GREAT SCANDAL IN BUFFALO
Prominent Political Lenders Indicted
In Connection frith Famous
BrTTATV April 13,-The arand Jury,
which has been Investigating the scandat
In connection with the purchase of the
Sixty-fifth regiment armory site, found
more Indictment today. Political lenders
of prominence, It is said, have been caught
In the grand Jury dragnet. Postmaster
Fred Grelner, a leader of one wing of the
republican party at this end of the state,
today appeared before the grand Jury at
his own reouest. The grand Jury will bo
unable to report the IndU'tments found to
day because of the sudden and unexpected
adjournment of the criminal term of the
supreme court this afternoon.
The "graveyard scandal," as it is known,
developed from the purchase by the county
five years ago of an old cemetery to be
used as an armors" site. Several hundred
thousand dollars of the county money. It
Is alleged, has been stolen.
Roland J. Conover, the contractor who
removed and relnterred the bodies, after
his conviction on a charge of grand larceny,
laid bare the transaction.
GAS CASE IN KANSAS CITY
Council Is F.njolned from riraatlna;
Franchise to Xataral ias
KANSAS CITY. April 13.-A temporary
restraining order enjoining the council of
this city from passing a pending ordinance
granting a natural gas franchise to the
officials of the Kansas Clty-Missourt Gas
company, which owns the present gas fran
chise, was granted by the Jackson county
circuit court tonight. The order wa made
returnable tomorrow morning.
The Injunction suit was filed by County
Prosecutor Klmbrel! at the Instigation of
Mayor-Elect Henry M. Beardsley, who be
lie vd -that there waa an Intention to pass
the franchise at a meeting of the council
tonight or before he ai-sume the dullt of
mayor next Monday noon.
DAKOTA CATTLEMEN INDICTED
Charged With Perjury In Connection
With Final Proof on
STOI X FALLS. 8. P.. April 'iS.-iRpeclal.)
The I'nlted Plates grand Jury made its
first report In tho land fraud jrnses, re
turning four Indictments ngainst Carl
Petan, n prominent stockman tesldlng in
the ceded Sioux lands between the Mis
souri river nnd the Black Hills In western
South Dakota. In each one of the Indict
ments Petan Is charged with perjury, al
leged to have been committed while tes
tifying as a witness for Rertha Frasko,
Emma M. Prttzor, Olio T. Tenneson and
Berthn H Hrnry, when the parties men
tioned made S tl proof upon government
land In lb''" Nherlatn district. The al
leged p' yed In Potnn testifying
'jiidonce of tho parties
tho value of their Im-
y - tnai ne was noi inier
nd embraced In their hnme
N .-s. The government alleges that
was to be transferred to Petan
.. the final proof had been made and
it In making entry of the land the four
parties simply acted for him. Petan was
In court when the Indictments were re
turned and on motion of his attorney was
given until next Wednesday morning to
enter a plea. The case will be tried at
the present term of federal rourt. That
the trial will be a spirited one is certain.
Judge Carland of the United States court
tod sentenced E. D. Snyder to a term of
two years nt hard labor In the Sioux Falls
penitentiary and imposed a fine of $100.
Snyder, n few days ago pleaded guilty to
an Indictment charging him with breaking
Into the postofflce at Mansfield, Brown
county and carrying off a registered pack
age containing the sum of $11 78.
Daniel Lovejoy, nil Indian who pleaded
gull'y to an Indictment charging him with
taking Intoxicating liquors on to the Slsse
ton reservation, was sentenced to three
months Imprisonment In tho Rrown county
Jail and In addition was fined the sum of
$! and the costs of his prosecution.
GROWERS TO SELL LIVE STOCK
Association to Kstahllah Independent
Commission llonscs at South
Omaha and Other Points.
DENVER, Colo, April 13. Independent
commission houses, to be owned and oper
ated by the growers of live stock, will be
established at Kansas City, South Omaha,
St. Joseph and Chicago as soon as the pre
liminaries can be arranged. Such was thn
decision of the Joint committee appointed
by the Natlonul Wool Growers' association
nnd thn American National Llvo Stock
association at their recent meetings In this
city, which committee met In this city to
day. The plan includes the formation of
a co-operative commission company, with
a capllul stock of $lG0.nui, divided into
shares of $10 each. None- but bona tide
stockmen w ill be allowed to purchase stock,
and each will be limited to fifty shares.
It waa decided that a committee should
vis!' the various cities where It Is expected
commission houses will be established to
study conditions and report to the meetlnt;
of the executive committees of the various
live stock associations scheduled to meet
In this city on Muv V,
THREE BOYS MAIMED FOR LIFE
(hleaKO Children Piny nils Dynamite
and Suffer as Result of
CHICAGO, April 13 Three boy who
procured some dynamite cartridges and
proceeded to set them off today in a va
cant lot, were mutlluted for life by thi
explosion of one of the cartridges. They
Henry Polhanus. left hund blown off.
Frank Ryan, thumb and two flngurs
Herbert Grandlo, thumb of right hand,
and left hand blown off.
The ases of the boys range from 11 to
1 4 years.
Help the Whistle Whistle
The fate of the Y. W. G A. girl's
new home is in the balance,
ONLY THREE DAYS
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short of the necessary amount,
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WEBSTER BOOM IS INFLATED
Senatorial Candidate Set Before Public at
Meeting Last Sieht.
EARLY ACTION IS DEEMED NECESSARY
Van lines, Rnrhank, Kaley, Pratt.
Weathers. Taylor and Others
Sponsors for the Action
of the Meeting;.
The senatorial candidacy of John L. Web
ster was formally and definitely launched
last night at a meeting of about 100 re
publicans In room 208 New York Life build
ing. Resolutions expressing the desire of
the assembly that Mr. Webster stand as its
candidate were put on record with only
two objecting votes Robert Smith of the
Fontanelle club and one other.
The meeting was the sequel of a smaller
session held III the same place on the eve
ning of April 4. About thirty men attended
the first meeting and agreed upon the
Webster candldncy. As a method of get
ting It started In good order a committee
Including James H. Van Duseii, B. O. Bur-
bank. J. L. Kaley and N. C. Pratt, was
named to Issue two hundred Invitations to
republicans for the gathering last night.
It was well understood that it was to be
n Webster session and but one or two dis
cordant notes were sounded, principally by
Smith and Isaac Hascall. Mr. Van Dusen
presided as chairman and J. J. Kaley acted
ns secretary, though Mr. Pratt Issued the
Invitations ns secretary of the smaller com
mittee. He later also read and Introduced
tho resolutions. A motion carried author
izing the chairman to appoint a committee
of five to carry on the Webster propa
ganda. Norrls Rronn the Dottle Man.
Tlyoughout the session the big bogie
man held up was one called Norrls Brown.
Various speakers related how Mr. Brown
was rapidly converting the state to an
unquestioning response to his hypnotic In
fluence, all to the eternal peril of an
Omaha candidate. The temper of the peo
ple was defined as polsonously hostile to
sending banker to the senate nnd a dia
gram was drawn of Charles J. Greene
handling tho railway end of the railway
tax cases, with an equation to the effect
thut the people had seen Mr. Greene too
often us u corporation lawyer to notice
him In any other light.
Robert Smith seemed to be nil nlone
when ho called for time in the ultimate
settlement of the senatorial question, in
Room lOS, New York Life building. Mr.
Smith attempted to wreck the salvation of
Mr. Webster by fnlnt praise, but presented
more cogent reasons for delay by express
ing a Brent feur that the success of the re
publican municipal ticket might be endan
gered by "plunging the party into another
Rob Smith Fears Factions.
"We have got through- with one set of
primaries," suid Mr. Smith. "We have
a good-sized bunch of trouble on our hands
electing our ticket, and I for one hate to
see opporjunltlea for new splits and an
tagonism opened Lot's. geT through one
scrap before we start another. The state
convention won't be held until August 22.
What tho. hurry r
.. George Monroe took "issue with "Mr."
Smith. "The endorsement of Mr. Webster
won't split the party locally. It will ce
ment It," cried ho. "Notris Brown Is
saining strength out in tho country every
day. nnd we have no time to lose If we
are going to catch up. With this bunch
of republicans behind Mr. Webster Ills
nomination is assured."
Trefs on Statesmanship.
Edward F. Trefz gave a talk on Kansas of ,ho l"'lal Insurance investigating coni
polltlcs and Kansas senators, nnd said the I niltteo. The bill postponing the annual
time of tho "pants-ln-tho-boots. cwasli- j olocilons of the four mutual companies was
hm-klins". hooze-nehtiha statesmen'' was I approved by tho governor some time ago.
passed and declared the Norrls Brown sen
timent was growing out in the state at an
enormous rate. He stated Mr. Brown had
(Continued on Second Poge.)
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for Xchraakn Fair nnd
Warmer Satnrdayt Snadny Fair nnd
Warmer In Fast Portion.
1 House Listens to Warm Debate.
I'oalnl Werlce I Criticised.
Webster launches III Room.
Rrlahter Prospect at Xnples.
2 RlK Rank Planned for evr York,
tireene nnd nnynnr are Sentenced.
Jl era from Ml Parts of Nehrnaka.
Warren Mnrder Trial Neara F.ntl.
4 ews from Inns Towns,
trnft In t'nnl nnd Iron T raffle.
ft F.lhonrn Asks for nn Inquiry.
V. W. C. A. enrs Half" ay Mark.
A ffalrs nt Sooth Omaha. i
T McVann and Ills Mission F.nst.
Republican City Cnnipalan la On.
5 Rnnte of First Trade F.xenralon.
Omnhn Policeman Has Close Call.
11 Rensnn Formally Opens Campaign.
Mitchell Starts for the West.
12 Itranlta of the Rnae Hall Catnea.
Sutton Plays fireat Hllllards.
1,1 Financial and Commercial.
iH Council II In n? a and Ions rm.
Temperature at Omnha Yesterdayi
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LATTER DAY SAINTS' SESSION
Apostle Wight Writes Illness May
Keep Him from Ills Field
INDEPENDENCE. Mo.. April W. (Spe
cial Telegram.) The preaching at the
morning session of the Latter Day Saints'
conference was by Elder Charles E. Crum
ley of California. This young member of
the seventy Is possessed of an active mind,
good voice and pleasant delivery, which
made his effort a pronounced success.
President R. C. Evans of London, Out.,
presided at this afternoon's business ses
sion. A communication was read from
Apostle J. W. Wight, who has been con
fined to his home In Lamonl, la., because
of his illness. Ho states clearly the pB
slliillty ot his Inability to perform the
duties of his position for some time to
come. He will not feci hurt If the con
ference should fall to sustain him at this
The matter of additional shelf room for
the church library was referred to the
bishop for action.
The matter of Jurisdiction In tho case
of a member of one branch transgressing
In another waH referred to the high coun
cil, and other leading quorums lust year
have never yet come before them, as It
has been Impossible to get the quorums
together. The conference adjourned and
the quorums forming the committees went
into aesslon. In their absence a social
service was held In the church. Preach
ing tonight was by Elder Holmes J. David
son of Boston. Tomorrow morning Elder
John Kalor, formerly of the Australian
mission, will lie the speaker.
HIGGINS SIGNS TWO BILLS
Srs York Insurance Compnnles Pro
hibited from Ilea I Ins; In
ALBANY, X. Y April 13. Governor 1 1 lo
gins by his signature today placed upon
the stntute books two more of the bills
The bills rdgncd today are those prohibiting
life Insurance corporations from dealing in
renl estate and making it a misdemeanor
to receive a rebate or other favor as an
Inducement to take any policy of life In
surance The first named bill takes effect
Immediately; tho second on September 1.
When the "big bill" Rcnorally amending
the insurance law passed by tho assembly
yesterday was handed down In the senate
this morning Senator Armstrong, chairman
of the invcsligti jluK committee, had it sub
stituted for the identical senate bill on the
order of third reading. Py this procedure
tho assembly hill, should It pass tho senate
without amendment, would go to the gov
ernor; on tho other hand any ami ndni'Mits
made by the senate must be concurred In
by th- assembly before becoming effective.
Except for the nntl-perjury hill, originally
passed by tho assembly, since amended by
the senate and excepting the possibility that
tho senate may amend the general hill, the
assembly has finished its work on the In
TORNADO AT BRIGGS, TEXAS
Later Report Shove That oue Waa
Killed, bat Several Injured
AVSTIN. Tel., April lS.-Detalls of the
tornado which yesterday wrecked the ham
let of Brlggs, forty miles north of this city,
show thnt while no deaths resulted, as at
first reported, a score or more were so
badly Injured It Is feared that several will
die. Among the buildings destroyed was
the new puhlle school miihling. Many res
idences were swept from their foundations,
and tho area through which tho storm
passed Is strewn with d'hris. Relief parties
are at work In the stricken district
BANDIT STRUCK BY TRAIN
l nldentlfled Mnn Carrying; Tneiil).
Flve Pounds of Dynamite Fatally
Hurt at Itnseman, Moot.
' BOZEMAX. Mont.. April 1.1. -An un
j identified man, about 15 years of age. was
! struck by a Northern raciflc engine in
1 the yards here early today and so badly
Injured that he cannot live. On his er
! ami was found twenty-five pounds of dy
namite, fuses, caps, two revolvers und a
black mask. He was struck while near
a water tank and evidently his Intention
was to hold up the transcontinental train
when it stopped there for water and to
dynamite the express car.
Movements tif Ocean eaaela April i:i.
At New York Arrived: Astoria, from
(lasgow; Manuel Clevea, from Naples,
8aild: Cilia ill Messina, fur Alexandria.
At Roiilogne Arrived: Kyndam, from
At Havre Arrived: I.a Tourraine, from
At Gibraltar Arrived: Barbarosa, from
At Halifax Arrived : Victorian, from
At London A rrlved : Marquette, from
At I'outa del (iada Arrived : Oinopic,
At Ulhraliar Arrived : I 'relic, ltinliaro.su
and Slavonic, from New York
At Hamburg bailed: Cl.rlstlanla, for
At Moville Sailtd: rrelotiAU, for Hall-fax.
SUNSHINE IN NAPLES
Old Sol Visible in Stricken Oitj First Time
for Several Days.
PERIOD OF DANGER IS NOW PAST
Only Awful Desolation and Slowly Declin
irje Fanio Beinain.
CURTAIN OF SMOKE HIDES VOLCANO
Bumbling from the Bowels of the Earth
OBSERVER STAYS UPON THE MOUNTAIN
I'rof. Matteurel Remained at Itojal
Observatory and Approached
Closer to Crater Dorlng
NATLES. April 13. The period of danger
has passed and only desolation and slowly
declining panic remain. Mount Vesuvius
has reused to give any sign of life. Tho
volcano seems to have spent Itself in one
enormous convulsion. Director Matteuccl,
who herocially holds his post In tho ob
servatory, believe that the eruption hau
ended and every outward Indication con
firm this view. No more rumbllti8S come
from tho bowel of the earth, giving ter
rifying warning to the inhabitants. The
volcano Is hidden behind a thick curtain
of smoke, which rises from the crater and
then spreads and falls, enveloping a vast
circle In semi-darkness. Naples Is Just
beyond this circle, and today the city was
bathed In sunshine, while the ugly black
pall hung to the westward over a belt mid
way between Home and Naples.
Vesuvius today belies all popular pic
tures, which represent the mountain clearly
outlined against tho sky vomiting smoke
and ashes by day and tire by night. Today
not the slightest outline Is visible of thn
crater, crest or foothills, all being swal
lowed up in a dense mass of smoke. There
Is tho same obscurity tonight, unrelieved
by flashes or rellected light such as arn
seen during quieter periods. Vesuvius
quiescent is picturesquely grand, but, ac
tive or smouldering, it Is terrible only In
Its blackness and obscurity.
Kcenea In the Ash Ilelt.
Tho Associated l'ress correspondent to
day traveled In the belt over which ashes
continue to fall. This lies to the north of
Naples, as the wind now carries the dis
charge awuy from the city. At Homo
there was sunshine, but twenty mile south
a thin veil of snioka made nearby moun
tains dimly visible, their snow peaks soiled
and sooty. The zone of emi-obacurlty
began twenty-live miles above Naples. Here
there was nn uncanny phenomenon. The
sun, though shining, was Invisible. It light
seemed to come through smoked glass,
shedding a sickly glare upon whitened
vegetation. Everything; was covered Willi
powder. The locomotives were coated ns
though they had ploughed through tnr.
Pretty white villas were daubed nnd drlji
jilng with mud and people were busy. en .
the roofs shoveling oft the ashes." The' '
crowds at tho stations resembled mlllern.
their clothing covered with graphite
powder. Campania presents the appearance
of a Dakota prairie after a blizzard, except
that everything is gray Instead of white.
The ashes lie In drifts knee deep. VUIiif,
trees and thurcheB have been beaten with
gray mud on the sides exposed to the
Area of Soml-MRlit.
Ten miles noith of Naples the train niters
an urea of semi-night. Billows of thick
smoke roll from the direction of the moun
tnln. The railway telegraph poles beoomo
invisible twenty feet away. The train moves
with extreme precaution to avoid collision.
Breathing Is difficult and the smoke niul-.fs
tho eyes water. This obscurity last until
a short distance north of Naples, where the
t.ky clears and normal conditions are ro
rumed. After tho Inst great eruption, which oc
curred in 1ST.', th' land covered by cinders
did not produce crops for seven years and
the losses in lliis respect alone averaged
Jjo.iKii'.fKX) yearly. It is believed that It will
take ten years to bring the l.uid under cut- '
The pcoplo as a demonstration of their
gratitude for the sympathy which led to
the French squadron being sent here en-
thuslastlcully erected tho Flench bailors
when they landed.
The duke of Abruzzl arrived today In his
I motor ear. lie had passed through the
i ash belt nnd was Intnl. y recognizable, be
ing covert d with nslies and ciinlot. 11c
will soon sail 'n his projected tour of ex
ploration in .South Africa.
OrHclul Report of Director.
No better evidence of thn improved con
dition of affair in the suction affected by
the eruption of Mount Vesuvlua can be pre
sented than the following telegram from
Director Mtitteuccl, sent this evening from
the observatory on the side of the volcano:
Last night and today the activity of
Vesuvius and tho agitation at the surface
of the volcano sensibly diminished. Eleo
trie discharges censed loi.iy and the dis
charge was IchS abundant- r'roui the pre
sumed format ion of tho crater and oilier
Indications, and If the news coming to m
is true of the cessation of lava at Uoscotre
case, 1 predict with reserve that in two or
three days volcuiile culm will reign.
The publication of this assuring dispatch
has brought joy to the people, and tonlKht a
iiod Friday services at the church, which
wns nt tended by lur;o conKtegn lions, took
the form of fervent thanksgiving for dan
Tho Neapolitans have become to a cer
tuin degree sun worshipers. One day they
are plunged In tho depths of despair be
cause the sun is obscured by falling ashes
and the next day their spirits are buojant,
for the sun shims and no allies are
sprinkling out Naples. Today the In
habitants of Napl.-s are particularly happy
for not only Is the sun shining brightly,
but tho air Is clear of ashe and In
vigorating, with the result that automo
bile coats and goggles, the ash storm cos
tume, have been replaced by the usu il
j gay colored apparel; people are driving
t about in open carriages, and much color
has returned to the surroundlr.gs, that the
grayness of the buildings, palms and other
ash covered trees, makes a pleasant con
trast with the Sapphire tinted sea.
Men Stay ill Oliaervalory.
Several in n apparently have braved the
terror of the wild wastes of lava about
the royal observatory on Mount Vesuvius.
One of ihein returned heie this morning
mi l gave an account of a most interesting
couvcrsut ion which he had with I'ruf. Mat
tuccl. director of the observatory, who
was. In a very hopeful mood when hi
visitor left him. The professor said:
Very lit t lo li known of the voli anlo
forces, ao one can never s-tely prttdict
wnat is Kolntt to happen, ilul I think 1
can villi some confidence exprea the
hope, based on my experience here, that
the explosive period of the eruption baa
p&aascd. It Ls luipoaalble to (wake e jKiaSe
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