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OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, AVRIIj It?, 1906.
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MILITIA OX GUARD
Bix Companies of State Troops Tttrol
Street of Springfield, Mo.
TWO HUNDRED DEPUTY SHERIFFS SWORN IN
Citj Quiet, bnt Precautions Are Takon to
Preent Treah Outbreak.
WHITES AND NEGROES ARE ARMING
Hardware Stores Dispose of Their Stocks of
Firearms Darin? Day.
GOVERNOR FOLK TAKES PROMPT ACTION
Reward of SIKl Offered for Conviction
of .Mtakrri of Mob and Deputy
Attorney (ieaeral Sent to
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. April 15.-A special
to the Time from Springfield, Mo., says:
At midnight the mllltla had clrared tho
publle square, of all people and are sleep
ing around the tower where three negTos
were lynched lae 'ght. Other squads
of mllltla axe a' the negrd district.
The afreet othel, denertd. There
Is a feeling now ". ' trouble li over.
Tonight a reaction 'd most peoplo
condemn the action v -b.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.,-., V-At 1:15
o'clock this morning XV, llen, a
young negro, was taken tl county
jail and lynched In the puh, re . by
the same mob that two hourK . A had
hanged Horace Duncan and Jwcs Cope
land. Tho body nt Allen later was burned
to ashes, as had been those of the other
negroes, beneath the spot where they had
Following the dispatch of Duncan and
Copelnnd someone suggested that Allen and
, Bus Cain, two other negroes known to be
In the Jail, should also be lynched. The
mob, now bloodthirsty and wrought up to
the highest pitch of excitement, readily
took up the cry and soon the charred body
of a third victim lay beneath the statue of
the Oodde.se of Liberty. Cain escaped.
Allen end Cain wore being held upon
suspicion of having murdered O. P. Ruark,
while Duncan and Copeland were accused
of assaulting Mabel Edmundson, a white
Their work finally accomplished, the mob
quietly dispersed. But today crowds, aug
mented by hundreds of persona from sur
rounding towna, filled the streets, making
threats of farther vengeance, and tonight
several companies of state mllltla, ordered
out by Governor Folk, together with 100
deputy sheriffs, patrol the streets.
When the mob left the Jail at midnight
with Copeland and Duncan fourteen pris
oners escaped In the excitement. Among
them was Cain. Five thousand . persons
saw the trio hanged and burned. Among
the crowd of spectators were hundreds of
women and children, girls and boys. Tn' a
had overtooking tha pUaa an caster dance
was 1n progress. . Ita music stopped while
the dancers crowded to the windows and
watched the writhing black bodlea and the
flames that finally conaumed them.
Tody souvenirs of the night, consisting
of a button from the trousers of one of the
negroes, a piece of the hangman's rope and
other pieces of relics were eagerly bought
by many among the crowds that gathered
at the scene.
(Istirisr Beads Mllltla.
State mllltla, reinforced by 200 deputy
sheriffs sworn In today, guard the atreets
of 8prlngfleld tonight against a possible
repetition of the work of the mob that
Inst night lynched three negroes In ' the
public square. There aro hundreds of
atraugers and Springfield Is still in the grip
of the mob spirit. Although no untoward
move was made during the day, many
threats were heard,' and Sheriff Horner,
fearing a fresh outbreak when darkness
should fall, telegraphed Governor Folk
early In the day for aid. The governor
responded promptly and within a few hours
six companies of mllltla were on the way
here from Aurora, Carthage. Pelrce City,
Butler. Nevada and one other point. The
tlrct of these companies arrived at 7
o'clock this evening and was followed dur
ing the night at Intervals by others.
Will Prosecute Leaders,
In addition to sending soldiers here to
guard against a further violation of the
law Governor Folk took quick action to
prosecute the leaders of the mob. Today
he authorised the offering of a reward of
80 each for the arrest and conviction of
members of the mob. This Is the limit al
lowed by law. In addition lie instructed
Hush Lake, assistant attorney general, to
proceed here at once and aid the grand
jury of Greene county Id ferreting out and
prosecuting the prime movers In last night's
work. Mr. Lake left Jefferson City for
Of the fourteen prisoners, whites and
negroes, who escaped from the prison last
night during the mob excitement, four were
captured during the day.
Thousands of people today swarmed
about the Jail to view the wreck caused
by the mob and about the publle square,
where the three negroes were hanged and
thelv bodies later burned to ashea. Every
truln brought hundreds of persons to the
city from surrounding towns, mostly hood
lums, who apparently scented trouble and
were anxious to take a hand In it. Many
others, who ranie from the farming dis
tricts, caught up the mob spirit readily and
Joined the general sentiment that the ne
groes should be driven from the city and
that now, when the feeling against the race
was strong, was the time to do It.
ft la; Demand for Firearms.
Negroes who dared to appear on the
streets today were greeted with hoots and
Jeers and on several occasions crowds. of
men and, boys collected to attack thejn. A
crowd of 0 gathered around one negro
nlio recently had been released from Jail
and threatened him with violence. The
fact that noohe would assume the lead
probably alone saved the negro.
lloth the negroes and whites are armed
unj the aegroes would not likely be driven
out of tha city without a struggle.
There was a steady demand today for
n rearms arid at many hardware stores It
uus reported that they had sold nearly
their entire stock of guns of every sort.
i;opes were stretched around the Jail to
day and a force of twenty-five deputies
was kept busy keeping the curiosity seek
its from forolng their way beyond the en
closures. The damage done to the Jail
cannot be repaired for some time, and it
could be entered easily by a mob unlesa
opposed by a sufficient number of armed
Many of the leading ministers In their
Easier sermons today denounced the lynch-
Continued ea Secoad FegeJ
SCOTCH LOSE ONE CHANCE
Division In Liberal Forty noses
Injory to ease of Northern
G LA 8' WW. April IS. (Special Cablegram
to the n. I'olltlral experts agree that
thn entire truth about the difficulty which
has arisen over the chairmanship of the
Scotch Liberal party will never be know.v
One authority says that In spite of the
supposed healing of many of the soros
that It Is still a very pretty and significant
quarrel Just us It stands, and seems to
show that the tabernacle and the league
have not yet become one political flrsli.
Mr. Munrn Ferguson's letter to the member
for the Durfrles burghs referring to re
cent conferences partially explnins tht?
cause for the Ul-feUng that exists on one
side. The letter very broadly hints that
It was owing to something which looks re
markably like sharp practice that Mr.
Dalsrll, the member from Klrkraldy, was
chosen chairman of the Scottish liberals.
"I understood, on entering with several
other members a few seconds after the
hour, that the conveners were Informally
explaining the object of the meeting to
new members. I learned afterwards that
as the clock struck the chair was hur
riedly filled, not for any temporary pur
pose, as I at first Imagined, but apparently
for the session of parliament. This pro
cedure is not only novel but out of order
and I trust that at an early meeting the
position may be regularized." Of course
there may be another side of the story of
the appointment of Mr. Dalsrll to the chair.
The fact remains that the early meeting
desiderated by Mr. Munro Ferguson was
held on Tuesday and that although It was
stormy, Mr. Da I id 1 has not on account of
"Irregularity" been ousted from the chair.
Whether Mr. Munro Ferguson himself was
brought forward as a rlvnl to Mr. Dnlaoll
is not known for certain, but If he was
his election was not secured. If the matter
should be raised again then the disputes
about leadership among the Scotch liberals
may become as famous ss those among
Irish nationalists before the establishment
of the Redmond one-man power. But they
will never be so lively or historically so
Interesting, the experts agree.
The political experts also agree that the
opportunity of doing a good stroke of busi
ness for Scotland In Parliament has been
thrown away and there Is general disgust
over the situation. It Is claimed that
since Mr. Dnlzell entered th house of
commons he has not distinguished him
self In a fashion which would make his
election to such a lost as the Scotch lib
eral chairman. Tho very reaaon given for
his selection la one which the political ex
perts say ought naturally to have militated
against his being chosen. The reason. It
Is openly announced. Is because he Is the
senior Scotch liberal membr who has
never held office. But In spite of his sen
iority claims, once again the political ex
perts, who are supposed to know all that
Is going on. claim that this In reality was
not the reason at all. It Is claimed that
the meeting was a trial of strength be
tween the followers of Sir Henry Camp
bell Bannermsn and those of Lord Rose
berry. Mr. Delsell It is asserted, was the
nominee of one section, Mr. Munro Fer
guson of- the other. The partisans of the
premier had their inning, but the other
side claim that ther turn will come next.
SCOTCH ON NEW SPELLING
Olaerow Herald i Has Little Vso
for New Idea of Mr.
GLABGOW, April 15.-(Speclal Cablegram
to' The Bee:) Mr. Carnegie, who la still
In America, will naturally be Interested In
what his favorite newspaper, the Glasgow
Herald, prlnta upon the subject of spelling.
Says the Herald:
"Mr. Carnegie has taken a big job on his
hands, by deputy of course, namely, a
reformation of the spelling of the English
language. According to the version of the
scriptures popular In Wall street and Fifth
avenue, 'Millions can move mountains,' and
there Is no reason to doubt that If tho
plutocrat from Pittsburg cared to 'back his
fancy' to the extent of half his kingdom
he might really succeed In abolishing suy
half a dosen of the redundancies of our
quaintly constructed vocabulary. Further
Ihuu that we dare not go, since even
American revolutionaries one likes that
word better than its pale and ineffectual
; lelatlvc, 'reformers' have ufter many days
j dt.no practically nothing to alter the rugged
physiognomy of the English language. It
! Is true that the 'u' has gone out of 'hu
mour,' buteven the best American citizens
continue to 'cough' and give no distinctive
symptoms of degenerating Into 'coffing.'
Mr. Carnegie (perhaps he would prefer to
be known in the future as plain Karnegy)
has, however, been encouraged by the little
that has been achieved in the states to
begin his campaign there, and possibly lie
has been further encouraged by tho fact
that the economic conditions across the At
lantic are most favorable to the floating
of what may be called the 'grate fonetlk
slndlkatc.' Such a trust having tho neces
sary billions at its disposal could 'hobble'
the press of the continent, and by means
of mercenary congress banish the 'I' from
'would' to hades, wipe the silent and use
less 'gh' out of existence and make the use
of soft V a penal offense. Whether the
game would bo worth the candle It is for
Mr. Carnegie and - the mlllionocracy of
America to say. But he may be assured
that the beggarly $15,000 a year which he
proposes to spend on the experiment is al
ready wasted money. The English lan
guage, like the English osk, will not at any
price look merely pretty."
FRANKLIN PORTRAIT ARRIVES
Picture of Philosopher Taken to
Knarlaad Daring- Revelation
le Kent Bark.
NEW YORK. April H.-The rtrait of
Benjamin Franklin, from the fanioua gal
lery In Dorchester house, Ijondon, at present
the residence of Ambassador Whlteliw
Reld, which has been restored to the
I'nited States by Eaii Grey, the governor
general of Canada, arrived today on the
I American line steamship St. Paul. The
tin case containing the canvas was ad
dressed "to the Hon. President Theodore
In view of the approaching bicentenary
Franklin celebration soon to be held In
Phlladeljbia Karl Grey, who with Countess
Grey was recently entertained In this
country, thought It fitting that the picture
should be restored at this time. The por
trait went to England during the revolu
tionary period and became, the property
of Earl Grey, a great grandfather of thn
present earl. It was taken from Franklin's
home in Philadelphia.
The painting has ben (leaned and re
varnished and is In excellent condition.
It depicts Franklin at an earlier period of
his life than the generally known pictures
It was forwarded to Washington without
CANADA'S CALL FOR CONSULS
Immense Territory in Which Uncle Bam
Now Has No Representative.
LAND RUSH OF AMERICANS CONTINUES
tisartrr Million Settlers from North
ern states Will Have F.mlstrated
by End of Present Season to
Oreat Northwest Country.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, April 15 (Special, t
There is a great Interest throughout the
western portion of Chaada In the report
that the United States Intends to appoint
one or more consuls between Winnipeg "id
Vancouver. As a number of consuls have
recently been cut off In eastern Canada,
the people of the west, which needs them
so greatly, hope that the government at
Washington will act promptly.
At present there Is no consul between
Winnipeg and Vancouver, a distance of
l.BV) miles, although there la no other
part of Canada In which there are so many
Americans and where American Interests
are so proportionately large.
It is estimated that since 1W over 200.ono
Americans have settled in Manitoba, Sas
katchewan and Alberta, and they are now
going In at the average rate of f000 a year.
This year the number of Americans seek
ing homes In western Canada will not be
less than iSO.OOO. So great la the rush that
the railways leading from Minneapolis and
St. Paul to the boundary have both their
freight and passenger traffic congested.
Cars containing settlers' effects are pass
ing through Portal, where the Soo rail
way's western line enters Saskatchewan, at
the rate of about 3O0 cars a week, and 2.000
or 3.000 persons have been crossing the line
each week on the Great Northern, Northern
Pacific and Soo since the opening of the
season. Up to April t 15.000 settlers had en
tered western Canada and more than half
of them were from the UnLed States. These
American emigrants go from all over the
country, though the several northern states
contribute the larger number. The official
report for the last year gives the official
distribution of the emigrants by states of
origin as follows:
Minnesota Heads List.
Minnesota, 7.547; North Dakota, 7,000;
Iowa, 2,212; Nebraska, K0; Wisconsin, 1.526;
South Dakota. 1,848; Michigan. 1,615; New
York, 542; Illinois, 1.537; Kansas, 548; Idaho,
334; Oklahoma, 358; Massachusetts. 552;
Utah, ZZ1; Pennsylvania, 268; Indian Terri
tory, 90; Ohio, 4N; Colorado, 235; Indiana,
400; Wyoming, 109; Missouri, 541; Maryland,
8; Texas, 102; Kentucky, 43; Louisiana, 8;
Georgln, 8; Washington, 702; Arkansas, 33;
Virginia, 52; New Mexico, 84; Oregon, 163;
Rhode Island, 91; New Hampshire, 65; Ver
mont, 57; Connecticut, 50; Florida, 5; Ala
bama, 18; Tennessee, 6; South Carolina, 26;
New Jersey, 13; California, 85; Delaware, 7;
Nevada, 1; Arlsona, 24; not classified, 45.
It Is Imposible to estimate the amount
of American capital interested in western
Canada. The land and immigration busi
ness is largely In the hands of Americans
and they have gone Into scores of lumber,
flour milling and other manufacturing en
Jlln Hills Big Enterprise.
The immense amount of hew railway
building -under way in western Canada,
about 5.000 miles. Is drawing hordes of
American laborers, contractors, etc. J. J.
Hill of the Great Northern has announced
that lie will Immediately proceed to build
a trunk line from Winnipeg to Vancouver.
He says his lines will be completed within
three years and will be in operation to the
coast two or three years before the Grand
Trunk Pacific gets through.
Mr. Hill is already building brandies from
St. John, N. V., to Brandon, Manitoba,
and from Necfie, N. D., to Portage le Prai
rie. He has charters which will permit
him to build an unlimited number of
branches. Ills main line will lie south of
the Canadian Pacific and branches will be
built into Calgary, Edmonston, Reglna and
Moose Jaw and will radiate throughout the
Mr. Hill's activities will doubtless tend
greatly to promote emigration from the
slates into western Canada and will vastly
expand American interest in that country.
There is no doubt there ought to be a
consul at Reglna, the capital of Saskatche
wan, and another-at Calgary or Edmons
ton, the latter being the capital of Alberta.
Each of these new provinces has about
260,000 people and Is growing rapidly. They
are large producers of agricultural wealth
and are extensive Importers of American
question of Free Seeds.
As the impression prevails in some quar
ters that Secretary of Agriculture Wilson
and the officials of his department favor
a continuance of the congressional free dis
tribution of common garden seeds, an in
quiry was addressed to Dr. B. T. Galloway,
chief of the bureau of plant Industry, to
which Dr. Galloway replied: "The views
of this department with reference to the
distribution of miscellaneous vegetable and
flower seeds have been quite clearly set
forth from time to time In our various
reports. The attitude of the department
was clearly stated by the secretary In his
report for 1908, extract from which I send
The extract referred to Bays: "With re
gard to the securing and distributing of
miscellaneous garden and flower seeds, the
fact remains that this work does not ac
complish the ends for which the law was
originally framed. There are collected, put
up and distributed now, on congressional
orders, nearly 40,tj0,000 packets of mis
cellaneous vegetable and flower seeds each
year. These seeds are the best that can
be obtained in the market, but from the
fact that large numbers of packets are
wanted, the seed obtained can be of stand
ard sorts only, such as are to be found
everywhere for sale In the open market.
As there la no practical object to be gained
In distributing thla kind of seed. It seems
desirable thst some change be made. To
this end it would seem wise to limit our
work entirely to the securing and dis
tributing of seeds, plants, etc.. of new snd
rare sorts. This is a line of work (hat
! would result in much more value to in-
dividual districts throughout the country
i than the distribution of a large quantity
of common varieties of garden seed which
have no particular merits so far as newness
or promise are concerned."
Opposition ol the Farmers.
Those members of congress who are still
hanging on to "Free Seeds" are defending
their position by asserting that the "farm
ers want them." This position appears
untenable from the fact that the National
Grange at its last annual convention at
Portland. Ore., vigorously condemned the
free seed appropriation, as have the state
granges of Illinois, New York and other
N. J. Bachelder of Concord. N, H..
master of the National Grange, writes:
"Replying to your favor of March 27 la re
gard to the elimination of the free seed
(Continued on Second Page )
EVIDENCE AGAINST DR. DOWIE
Two ear Agra Ilia tdvlsera Told HI in
His Financial Operations Would
Land Him sji Prison.
CHICAGO. April li. Genial Overseer
Wilbur Glenn Voliva produced, the first
of his batch of documentary evidence tnday
from which he hopes to confound John
Alexander Dowle nnd his followers who
are endeavoring to regain control of Zlon
City. The Instrument was a letter written
under date of April 13, 19c4. and addressed
to "Dr." Dowle. who was then In Zurich.
Swltierland. The letter was signed by
Overseer John C. Sne'cher. Charles J. Ber
nard and Judge V. V. Bnrnes.
In the document they warned Dowle that
unless he changed his ways In the manage,
ment of Zlon City a Clash was Inevitable.
They stated that from their examination
of the conduct of the affairs of the colony
It was evident that Dowle had overdrawn
his accounts at the bank In Zlon, City, that
he had received deposits when he knew
that the bank was insolvent, that he had
used funds otherwise than In accordance
with the representations made In connec
tion with the contracts nnd certificates
and that the proof of the appropriation of
Inch large sums for his own personal use
and for ends outside of the Industries
named would he tantamount to a convic
tion of embezzlement lit any court of law.
The letter further Implored Dowle to ex
ercise a rigid economy on the part of him
self and his family, saying that expendi
tures to this end should be based on needs
rather than upon a fictitious Income.
The Inhabitants of Zlon City, anticipating
that such a letter would be read, flocked
to the tabernacle nt sn early hour, and
long before the sendees opened the big
building was filled. It was not until after
tho regular Easter ceremonies had been
gone through with that the sensation was
sprung, and then Ocnerol Overseer Voliva
requested that Overseer Brazefleld read the
letter In question. When Deacon Brazefleld
'read that section of the letter which said
"thero la no doubt for a moment that a
failure to meet payments and on exposure
of the true condition of things would land
yourself and the cashier and general finan
cial manager In Jail very promptly," the
audience signified Its approval of the senti
ment expressed by vigorous applause. The
"The standard of Zlon City cannot be
lower than that set by the business world
outside. Your safest place would be here
at once. There Is but one country outside,
and that Is Chill, where you would be safe
from the attacks that would be made, and
the situation here would be hazardous If
you continue your policy. The using of
funds otherwise than In accordance with
the representations msdi by the stock con
tracts and certificates and the proofs of the
appropriation of such large sums to your
own personal use and for ends outside of
the Industries named. Including what has
been done at Ben MacDhul. would be
tantamount to a conviction."
The letter concludes as follows: "Such
Is the extent of Zlon that nowhere In the
civilized world will you be without the pale
of the extradition law. Your business en
terprises have connections In every land,
and hence In every country a venue can
be laid on a criminal crjarge."
General Overseer Voliva then called
Deacon Newcomb, wk1 was one of the
party that was traveling- with Dowle at
the time the letter was directed to the
"first apostle." Deacon Newcomb stated
that the letter was received by Dowle In
Zurich, but that Dowle first spoke of the
document to him while they were traveling
In France. He stated that the "first
apostle" flew Into a groat passion when he
discussed the epistle and stated that the
policies he. had Inaugurated must prevail.
Dowle spent a quiet Sunday in this city
and presided over simple Easter ceremo
nies which were participated In by a few
of his faithful followers at the Auditorium
The attorneys for both sides said that
conferences would be resumed tomorrow
nnd that there were yet hopes that a basis
for an amicable settlement would be
MINERS BECOMING RESTLESS
Attempt of West Virginia Operators
to Import Men May Resalt In
WHEELING. W. Va., April 15. The situ
ation in the fifth Ohio subdistrict, which
Includes the West Virginia panhandle, has
assumed a threatening aspect and trouble
is feared almost immediately with Mounds
vllle, W, Va., twelve miles below Wheeling,
on the Ohio river, the danger point. There
the Glen Easton Coal company haa re
fused to recognize the newly organized
miners' local union, and it is reported to
night that the company Is hourly expect
ing the arrival of a trainloud of strike
breakers from Pittsburg. Shanties huve
been erected for the accommodation of the
non-unionists, and supplies are being re
ceived at the mines for their subsistence.
The striking miners say they will resist
this move by persuasive methods only, but
the situation Is decidedly threatening.
At Charleston, W. Va., the seventeenth
subdistrict mine conference has resulted In
an offer on the part' of the operators to
grant the miners an increase of S per cent
in lieu of the 6.55 per cent increase de
manded. The offer will not be accepted.
At Wheeling Creek, O., a mass meeting
of the miners of the Eastern Ohio district
was held this afternoon, which was ad
dressed by National Vice President Thomas
I j. Lewis, who expressed the opinion that
following the meeting of the executive
board In Indianapolis this week the situa
tion throughout the bituminous fields would
show great Improvement.
S1IAMOKIN. Pa.. April 15. Instructions to
United Mine Workers from President
Mitchell not to Indulge In unlawful dls-
i turbunces was transmitted to them at ,a
number of meetings of locals In this part
of the ninth district today. Additional
guards were posted at numerous collieries.
BATTLE FOR POT OF GOLD
Maa Killed nnd Another Fatally
Wounded la Flaht for
Found In Escalation.
LOUISVILLE, ivy.. April lS.-Luther lay
lor, marshal of Canipbellsvllle. Taylor
county. Kentucky, is fatally wounded; Wil
liam Andrew Davis, colored, la dead, and
a brother of Davis is dangerously wounded,
the result of an effort to arrest Andrew
Davis and recover $1,500 in gold which was
found by the negro while excavating for
a theater building on Peter Lee Atherton's
lot Thursday afternoon. Forty-two $J0 gold
pieces were recovered from the pockets of
the dead negro. A legal battle for the
possession of the money Is probable be
tween Atherton and Henry Rlckel, who had
the contract for the excavating. Andrew
Davis, after finding the money, fled tn
the home of his mother, near Campbells
vllle. Town Marshal Taylor went to arrest
him late thla afternoon and tha balUe followed.
OtIET EASTER IN RUSSIA
Religions Festival Rot Stained with Blood
of Jews as it Was Last Tear.
DURNOVO'S RETIREMENT EXPECTED SOON
Minister of Interior Asks Sahordl
notes Xot to Make the I suul
Fnater f alls of I t'on-
ST. PETERSBURG. April 15.-Tlie Easter
festival, the anniversary of the Jewish
massacre at Klshincff and other places,
happily was not stained this year, so far as
was reported up to midnight, by antl-Jewlsh
excesses. The measures taken by the cen
tral government and the orders sent to the
provincial authorities to take every pre
caution, with the added warning that they
would be held personslly responsible for
outbreaks, apparently were effective, though
the danger will not be over until the
Easter holidays are passed.
The high church feast was celebrated to
day In the usual fashion with much eating
and drinking and the exchange of the kiss
of peace. Some slackening In the old re
ligious fervor was noticeable, especially In
St. Petersburg. This la attributed to the
revolutionary propaganda, which In strik
ing st the roots of the state. The streets
of the capital have been alive since early
morning with the cabs of government
officials and clerks making their congratu
latory calls on their superiors. Minister
of the Interior Durnovo, however, published
a notice to his subordinates stating that
it was not necessary for them to call on
him, and In the midst of general surprise
his retirement from office was announced,
but this declination of congratulations is
regarded as another intimation that his
relinquishment of office is a matter of a
few days. Count Wltte for the moment
seems to have downed his rival, the elec
tions having strengthened his position
greatly and enabled him to lay tho blame
for repressions on M. Durnovo.
Among the further Easter honors an
nounced' today are the following: The order
of Vladimir of the first class is bestowed
upon Nicholas De Lodygensky, consul gen
eral at New York; the order of Stanislaus
of the second class upon Paul Kozakevltch,
consul at San Francisco; the order of
Vladimir of the third class upon M. Wol
fant, charge d'affaires In Mexico, whose
wife Is an American woman.
Honor for Coant f'aaalnl.-
The Imperial decree announcing the ap
pointment of Count Casslnl aa an actual
privy councillor refers thus to Russia's part
In the A 1 gee Iras conference on Moroccan
reforms, to which Count Cassinl was a
"Russia, having no vltat interest In
Morocco, was able quite Impartially to
undertake the task of reconciling the vari
ous claims while steadfastly supporting
Russia's ally, France, and in no way preju
dicing the friendly relations which have
existed so long between Russia and Ger
niany." Asks for Release of Legislators.
MOSCOW, April 15. The central commit
tee of the constitutional democrats has
telegraphed, rremler Wltte asking him to
secure Abe-release of ... ImtaVi . Shorkhnff,
Sanra and several other members-elect to
the national parliament, who were In jail
when they were elected.
VESUVIUS SLOWLY SUBSIDING
Observatory Instruments Are Almost
Calm and Easter la Celebrated
With Innsnal Fervor.
NAPLES. April 15. The somewhat threat
ening condition of Mount Vesuvius Satur
day night having subsided with the ejec
tion of enormous clouds of sand and ashes,
tho elements have begun to settle slowly.
again enveloping the mountain In a thick
haze and cutting off the view from Naples,
only the outline of the base being visible.
Prof. Matteuccl, director of the Royal
observatory on the mountain, tonight is
sued the following bulletin:
"My Instruments are rrow most calm.
The emission of sand continues in abundant
quantities snd I wait serenely u satisfactory
termination of the eruption."
A sudden renewal of alarm Saturday
hlght gave way today to the celebration
of Easter with unusual fervor. The festival
is always picturesque In Nsples, but today
It was doubly so. Cardinal Prlaco, arch
bishop of Naples, celebrated an elaborate
thanksgiving mass In the cathedral, while
along the streets crowds prostrated them
selves before sacred images.
The gravity of the situation is now
shifted to Ottajano and San Gulseppe,
where the recovery of the dead from the
debris goes on amid the misery of thous
ands of homeless refugees. A sensational
l development occurred during the work of
' salvage at Ottajano today when the search
ers unearthed two aged women, still alive,
but speechless, after six days entombment.
They were among the hundreds who were
crushed beneath, the falling walls during
the rain of stones and ashes last Sunday
and Monday. Hope had been abandoned
of finding any of these persons alive.
The women were protected by the rafters
of the house which they were In and had
managed to exist on a few morsels of food
which they had In their pockets. Nine dead
bodies were taken out today and it Is esti
mated ' that KM more remain under the
HIGH TIDE OF IMMIGRATION
Twelve Thonsaad Reached fs York
lesterday and as Many More
Are Espeeted Today.
NEW YORK, April 15. A new high wa tin
mark in the tide of American Immigration
will be set when the aliens who arrived
In this port today on nine European steam
ships and those due tomorrow on eigiit
big ships, which are expected to pass in
Sandy Hook before nightfall, have becii
permitted to land on the Unites States
soli. On the vessels which arrived today
were 11. Immigrants. The nteamers due
I tomorrow are cxpe-cted to add at loaM a
lik' number to the army of Eiiropcans
I seeking new homes In this countrv.
The immigrants arriving today came o.i
the following steamers:
Celtic. Liverpool snd Queenstiwn !..'S!3
Gnelsenau. Bremen 2,flo0
piunche, Hamburg. Dover. Boulogne.. 1,643
Cltia Dl Oenova. Genoa and Naples... 1.2T.1
Equita. Genoa and Naples 1.C31
LaChampagne. Havre 9nl
St. Paul, Southampton and Cherbourg M4
T'mbria. Llveriioed and Queenstown. . T.vi
Columbia, Glasgow and Movllle 755
Foar Hart by Automobile.
DETROIT. April 14. Four persons were
injured one seriously, when un automobile
containing a party eif six dashed Into a
crowd standing at the corner of Jefferson
and Field avenue waiting for a car. Two
uf the injured are children. It Is asserted
that the automobile was running at a rapid
rale on the wrong side of the street and
aa It swerved between twe trolley poles
it ran directly Into the crowd. The occu
xnts of the automobile were arrested.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Partly ( loadr and Warmer Mondnyt
thnerrr and fooler at Slaht and
Hoar. lira. ttonr. Pea.
K a ni so i p. m 4K
l a. m M . m no
T a. m r.T S . m K1
si a. m ...... AM 4 . m M
f a. m...... 41 ft r. sn
10 a. m...... 4A fl s. m -"
11 a. tn 44 T s. m "4
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SAINTS AWAIT REVELATIONS
l.endlna Qnornma at Independence
Are still Considering Qnestloaa
INDEPENDENCE, Mo., April lfi.-(flpn-
rlal Telegram.) ?)ver, ten thousand peo
ple attended the various Latter Day Saints'
services here today. President R. C. Evans
of London. Ont., second counsellor to Joseph
Smith, head of the church, occupied the pul
pit In the main auditorium In the morning.
He Is called the orator of the church, be
ing a man of pleasing address and mag
netic Influence. Bishop Kelley addressed
the people In the afternoon on the sub
ject of consecration and the temporal law.
Similar meetings were held In the basement
and Ensign hall.
The leading quorums are still consider
ing the revelation which was submitted
to them yesterday. It Is thought that they
will be through their examinations In time
for the matter to come before the main
body tomorrow afternoon. The ceremony
of reading a revelation to the church and
Its acceptance by the same Is solemn and
Impressive and who can will likely attend
tomorrow. President Smith has announced
that he was prepared now to nominate the
successor to George II. Hulmes, deceased,
who was president of the Independence
This nomination must be ratified by tho
members of the Independence stake at the
special meeting announced to be held at
the close of the conference. Much specu
lation has been Indulged In during the
three months since the death of Elder
Hulmes as to who shall follow him as pres
ident of this, the largest district or stake
In thn church. Thus the naming of his
successor by President Smith Is awaited
here with keen Interest.
Mrs. Rebecca Hllllard. wife of Bishop
George H. Hllllard of Independence, died
at her home there today, aged 62 years.
She wss born in Ohio and spent several
years In Illinlos before going to Independ
ence ten j'ear ago.
TROUSSEAU 0FA PRINCESS
Wedding- Outfit of Coming Q.ueen of
pain to Be Exception
MADRID, April 16. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) According to the latest state
ments in the Spanish newspapers, the
trousseau of Princess Ena will be an ex
ceptionally pretty outfit. It Is Interesting
to know that according to a Spanish cus
tom the bride wilt provide all the house
linen for her new home, while the king of
Spain will present her with her. wedding
and live other gowns..;'
According to the reports, some of 'the
dreases have been entrusted to Mrs. An
drews of London, who mode the first court
gown for the princess, aa well as the beau
tiful confections which she wore during
the king of Spain's visit to London last
A crepe de chine gown is a delicate shade
of blue, has to be copied) exactly from one
which Princess Ena specially admires. On
the low bodice Is a straight band of lace
terminating In a motif of Iridescent bead
embroidery at each end, and the shaped
belt is to match.
A white satin ball dress Is almost se
verely plain, but eminently graceful and
merely softened with a little lace.
A beautiful evening gown Is of Ivory net,
the weave resembling fine Shetland knit
ting. On the bertha and at the foot of the
skirt are medallions of white Spanish lace,
the flowers hand painted In a light shade
of wedgwood blue and veined with paste.
Perhaps the moat becoming is an empire
crepe de chine evening dress of clear Nea
politan violet hue which Is made with the
short square bolero of the empire period,
tn cream net richly embroidered in dull
silver bullion thread, pearls,' crystal beads
and beagles, toning In with the shade of
the crepe de chine. Large paste cabuchon
fasten the bolero on tho low neck, on each
shoulder and In the center of the back and
A pretty afternoon dress Of white is
trimmed with lace and touches of pale
LIEUTENANT GRAEME IS DEAD
Xavel Ofllcer Wounded by Explosion
on Battleship Kea ran rate Suc
cumbs to His Injuries.
WASHINGTON. April 15.-The Navy de
partment today received a telegram from
Admiral Bronson reporting that Lieu
tenant Joseph W. Graeme, gun umpire, who
was Injured in the explosion aboard the
battleship Kearsarge In Cuban waters Fri
day, Is dead; that the condition of William
King, ordinary seaman, and Frederick T.
Fisher, chief gunner's male. Is grave, and
that all others Injured in that disaster are
The death of Lieutenant Graeme, which
the dispatch says occurred yesterday, in
creases the death list from the disaster to
seven, including two commissioned officers.
All the bodies will probably be brought to
this country on the first available vessel.
It Is expected that the vessels which have
been conducting target practice will have
finished their work before the present week
Is out and most of them will be on their
way north to New York or other ports.
Hundred Killed by Earthquake.
TOKIO, April 13. One hundred and nine
pe-rsons are known to have been killed and
twenty-nine Injuied in the earthquake in
the southern part of the Island for Formosa
last Saturday, but further detail It is
expected will swell the death red), as the
shock was more severe than that of
Movements of Ocean Vessels April 1ft.
At New York Arrived: Celtic, from
Liverpool; E'tulla, from Naples; Prins
Oskar, from Naples; Ijt Champagne, from
Havre; Clita di (renova. from Naples; Co
lumbia, from Glasgow: Bluechar, from
Hamburg; Gnelsenau. from Brem?n: Car
pathla. from Naples. Sailed: Krnonland.
for Antwerp; Astoria, for Glasgow.
At Southampton Arrived: St. Louis, from
At Plymouth Arrived: Ameriku, from
At Queenstown Sailed : CHmpanlH. for
New York: Haverford, for Philadelphia.
At MovllleArrlved: Caledonia, from New
York. Sailed: Furnesla. for New York.
At Rotterdam Sailed: Stalendum, for
At IJverpool Bailed: Devonian, for Bos
ton. At Dover Sailed: Finland, for Kaw Toikt
Patricia, for Kew York.
FORECAST OF WEEK
Senate Will Resume the Discussion of the
Hepburn Bate Measure.
HEYBURN AND LAFOLLETTE TO SPEAK
It is Probable that Mr. 8pooner Will Reply
to Mr. Bailey.
END Of THE DEBATE NOT IN SIGHT
Foster, Clarke of Arkansas and Daniel Also
Desire to Be Heard,
FREE ALCOHOL BILL IN HOUSE
Sundry t Itll, Agrlcultnrnl
District of Colombia Approprla
lions Bills Will Also
Come I p.
WASHINGTON. April 16. Speeches on the
railroad rate bill will be the feature in
the United States senate the present week.
Notwithstanding the assurances to the con
trary which were given by senators last
week, there Is no Immediate prospects for
securing on agreement upon a time for
voting upon the bill. No one has at any
time counted upon getting such an sgree
ment until the general speeches should be
exhausted, and there are a sufficient num
ber of these already In sight to consume
the entire week. Beyond the fact that
Senator Heyburn will speak Monday no
order of delivery has been sgreed upon.
Senator Tillman has stated that Senator
La Follette would probably be ready to
pmceed .Tuesday, but tha senator himself
Is not apparently prepared to say whether
he will be. If he does not take the floor
Tuesday he will ask to be heard later tn
the week. It Is understood he will take
advanced ground for stringent legislation.
It Is not Improbable that the junior Wis
consin senator will be followed Immediately
by his colleague. Senator Bpooner, who will
devote his especial attention to the points,
ralsud by Senator Bailey and will reply to
the Trxaa senator's contentions that con
gress , has a right to limit the injunctive
powers of the lower United States courts.
In all probability his speech will pro
voke considerable debate and undoubtedly
It will occupy an entire day. If not more
Other senators who will be heard during
the week or later are -Messrs. Foster,
Clarke of Arkansas and Daniel.
Aleohol Bill In Ilonse.
The feature of the week In the national
house of representatives is to be the
passage of the free alcohol bill. As thla
measure deals with the revenues of the
country and might possibly be considered
the vehicle on which to load political cap
ital, especially by the minority, it is to be
brought up Monday under suspension of
the rules. Monday is the regular suspen
sion day and bills handled under this
order are not subject to amendments.
There is little opposition to the bill itself,
the only taak connected with ita passage
being - to - prevent its being used tor the
purpose of producing a record . for other
revenue reform propositions.
. Pensions are to have the right-of-way
Tuesday and on that day also the appro
priation bill for the District of Columbia
will be reported. This bill will be taken
up Wednesday and will serve as the legis
lative topic for the balance of the week.
There are several measures of minor im
portance which will also be brought up for
passage under suspension of the rules to
day. The sundry civil appropriation bill Is now
on the ways In the appropriations commit
tee room. As this is a bulky measure. It
will require considerable time In prepara
tion. The agricultural bill Is locked up In
Representative Wadsworth's safe, having
been ready for action for some time. Thla
bill is understood to be the next In order
after the passage of the district bill. The
pure food bill and the bill amending - the
naturalization laws are both "special or
ders" in the house and may be called up
at any time when an appropriation bill ta
not under consideration.
Franklin Memorial Exercises.
Two nations this week will Join in pay
ing homage tn tha memory of Benjamin
Franklin. In Paris a notable celebration
will be held on Friday on the occasion of
the unveiling of a statue of Franklin near
the site of tho home he occupied when
American minister to France. The statue
is the gift of John H. Ilarjes, the American
banker of Paris, to the municipality of that
city, and la a replica of the one now in
front of tho postofflco in Philadelphia. Am
bassador McCorinlck will Introduce the
speaker of the occasion, Albert Henry
Smith, special representative of the United
States for the Franklin bl-centennlal.
In America the American Philosophical
society, which was founded by Franklin,
will hold an international celebration April
17-20 of the bl-centenial of his birth.., These
datea were chosen In order to secure the
presence of the representatives of the gov
ernment at Washington of the institutions
which conferred degrees upon Franklin and
of the societies of which he was a mem
ber. The ceremonies will close with com
memorative addresses on Friday by Joseph
H. Choste, late American ambassador to
Great Britain; President Eliot of Harvard
and Dr. Horace II. Furness, the Shakes
Heresy Trial at Rochester.
The trial of the Rev. Dr. Algernon 8.
Crapsey of St. Andrews Episcopal church,
Roe-hester, N. Y., on a charge of heresy
will begin In Batavla, N. Y., on April 17.
Most serious of the charges against Dr.
Crspsey Is his denial of the miraculous
birth of Christ, made In a sermon delivered
In Rochester a year ago and afterwards
I published in book form under the tltlu
' "Religious and Politics." Dr. Crapacy
I representK the scientific school of church
men, who refuse to accept the miracles as
higher than legends or aa more worthy of
belief than mythological stories of antiq
uity. The international medical congress con
venes in Lisbon, Portugal, April IV and its
sessions will last until April i't.
It Is expected that the king and queen
of Italy will open the international expo
ait Ion April :-o. -
President Woodrow Wilson of Princeton,
university is to he the principal speaker
t the annual Jefferson birthday dinner
of the democratic club of New York City
at the Waldorf tonight.
The twenty-fourth biennial grand arch
council of the Phi Kappa Psl fraternity
will he held in Washington April 1S-JO.
President Roosevelt Is to hold a reception
for the d-legates.
tiovernor I'nttlson Is Better.
! CINCINNATI. April 15 -Governor Psttl-
son, according to the physicians, passed
the best day since arriving at Christ hos
pital. His condition tonight was reportta
las 110 very. laverabia.
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