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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORXINTJ, MAY 21, 1900.
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P-ILMA IS SWORy N
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Start on 8oond Term u Prtident
Cuban Bapublie.
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GREAT DEMONSTRATION BY SUPPORTt
CbTiof Outtida Practically Dtowdi Ouy
8paeou of Pmident.
LIBERALS REMAIN AWAY FROM CEREMONY
Mttmbon of the Diplomatic Cor pi Attend
Fxerciiet ia a Body.
SPANISH AMBASSADOR MAKES SPEECH
HIM f rar Cinoo
Wishes at All Forelga
HAVANA. May JO. Preeldent Palm wan
Inaugurated at noon today in the presence
of th diplomatic corps In full uniform.
cihnt nfHrere, senators, congressmen.
Judges, hesds of depsrtments and the rep
resentative of economic, agricultural and
commer-rlal aaeoctatlon. None of the lib
eral member of congress attended.
The, Insiiguratlnn ceremony took place In
the Red salon of the palace. The oath of
offlnt was administered by the chief Justice
of the anprema court In front of a data on
which were seated eight supreme court
Judge and court ofHrlala. Over the central
portion of the dala u suspended a red
canopy on which wm the Cuban coat of
arm. President Palma entered the salon
a the bell of the palace waa atrlklnir the
noon hour. The ajune of the Cabana for
tress pealed forth a noisy welcome to the
Incoming administration and thla waa rein
forced by the screeching of many whistles,
cheera from the crowd outeld the palace
and th craeh of banda playing; the Cuban
national anthem.
Accompanied by Vloa President Capote
and the mnmhera of hla cabinet, Preeldent
Palma advanced down the alale, flanked on
either aide by member of the diplomatic
eorpa. Judges of the local court, congrcss
men and guests. When he reached the dat
the chlaf Justice spoke briefly of the sig
nificance of the occasion. During- the ad
ministration of the oath the voice of the
president and the chief Juatlea were barely
audible above the nolaa of the celebration
Outalde. Following- the administration of
the oath Preeldent Palma apok briefly and
thanked thoa who participated In the In
auguration. Benor Qaytan de Ayala. th Spanish min
ister, who la now dean of th diplomatic
eorpa. then advanced and read an addraaa
In behalf of all the membera of th diplo
matic eorpa. felicitating Preeldent Palma on
assuming an fllco worthily bestowed and
thanking blni especially for hla efforts to
Increase friendly relatione between Cuba
and other countries. The address assured
tha president of the perfect confidence of
all tha powers represented at Havana.
Observance at Washing-ton.
WAsUIlNGTON. May. -Tto fourth an
nrversnry Of th Independence of Cuba waa
. celebrated at a banquet given by Minister
Quesada at the Cuban legation today. The
guests Included Secretary Root. Senator
Foraker, Admiral Schley, General J. Frank
lin Bell, chief of ataff, V. S. A., and the
diplomatic representatives of the various
American republics.
Minister Queaada In a brief speech told
of the aervlcea rendered by the I'nlted
Statea to Olua and of the latter' recog
nltlon of what this government had done
for th Inland and It people. He spoke
especially of the friendship uf President
Roosevelt and Secretary Root
In response Secretary Root recalled the
doubt which once were heard whether th
Cuban republic would last more than a
few months and expressed the satisfaction
of tli American people at the success of
the Cuban government and the progress
and prosperity of the Cuban people. Secre
tary Root also discussed the coming pan-Amt't'li-an
conference at Rio Janeiro and
hi ' prospective visit to South America.
Primarily, lie said, It was to enable him
to get better acquainted with those coun
tries and he hoped that It would result in
a better understanding by them of the
United States and by the United Slates
Of them. Secretary Root said the I'nlted
Statea had no desire tor one lucli uf the
territory of any of them and the example
of the policy carried out 'oward Cula. he
thought, should be taken as evidenc of
this government's disinterested policy in
desiring to promote better relations with
all-the Latin AineiU-au countries and to
help them In their progress.
The remarks of Secretary Huot wrrr re
dived with enthiMiasm by the representa
tives uf the Ivatin American countries.
A message of greeting was sent lu Prt-si-delil
Palma and on motion of Senor Julio
l arrlnaga, commissioner of Porto Rico In
emigres, a message of congratulation
was alao addressed to President 'Roosevelt
for "his noble participation in helping to
ascur tha independence and contributing
to th prosperity of Cuba."
Minister Quesada also add-d a persoual
message of greeting to the president.
Halaaa Represses Thaaka.
The president, responding, said thnt he
appreciated deeply the honor tendered Mm
at such a moment.
"Thla nation," he Cuntnued. "feels encour
aged and strengthened by such, manifa?lu.
lions made In tho name of the representa
tives of so many friendly nations. I con
sider your word a happy augury for the
new presidential period initiated today. The
gratitude I owe you will be seen to bear
fiult In a constant effort to further
strengthen the relations, th cordial un
derstandings and the bonds of sincere
friendship fortunately uniting Cuba with
th.natkm you represent. I raise my most
fervent prayer t heaven for the happi
of all of you. and especially, air. for
thO prosperity of Spain and the Individual
felicity of your august sovereign '
President Palma went out on the balcony
and repeatedly saluted the crowd in the
plasa and watched th troops file past.
Later he gav a lunc heon to ghe members
of the cabinet, and throughout the sftev
nuoa held a general reception.
The celebration rf Independence day was
. swthusiasUr, tut frequent heavy showers
srtug the afternoon marred the accasion.
fatter Kwlarlsn Waafclaarfna.
UONTION. Mar Bishop Potter of New
York prearhea at All Saint's church. Oars
lbs. wkmm mffnliiieabiirs. whna It In nmiuul
Washington, an ancestor ef Orerf Wash
ington. Bishop rVtter'a aicn drew a
caenpartao of Kaaosann. Wantrurtnn and
Washington and axtlogrhnd. Wanhtrurton.
wham aaas. end. was w9Hand rn Ei-
P aad tnr who nwitssry ft was in-
tended tn raatnr th netar1al an4 prranc-
Bata a great a anas and tin.
DETAILS OF THELAND FRAUDS
Many rnli Mm on Pirllr
Inast 4r IrnoltM la la
t karti.
PORTLAND. Ore., May '.'. Details of the
; in irsun inoiotmenis returned ny cn
' eral grand Jury April $ sml inxolvlng
-j nlnent men of I- Angeles. San Fran-
una souinwesiern Oregon, were m
today by t'nited 8!ata District At-
It A n.;...i
... r. im iu.ri.
i he property alleged to have been ftaudu-
lently secured lies on the banks of Lob
ster and Bin her crrek. In southwestern
Curry county, Oregon, and consists of K.oiiO ,
ncre. practically sit in one tract of fine
timber land. '
The Indictment charges conspiracy to de
fraud the government of timber land by
securing entrynien to fife upon the land
with the Intention of disposing of it to
alleged conspirators. Richard D. Jones and
William 11. Smith of San Franrlsco; Jere
miah Humely. formerly I'nlted Slates com
missioner in tarry county, iiregnn; a. r.
Johnston, formerly a deputy county clerk
of Curry county. Oregon: William T. Kerr
of Coquille, Ore.; John R. Miller of Tort
Oxford. Ore.; Warren Glllelen and R. W.
Kenny, respectively president and cashier
of the Broadway Rank and Truat company
of los Angeles; O. L. 8tearns. formerly
president, and Jacob C. Cross, director, of
the Pacific Furniture and Lumber com
pany of Ixis Angeles; David M. Goodwin,
M. D., adn A. II. Hedderly. M. D.. of I.os
Angeles; Richard Hynes. M. M. Riley and
Lee R. Ayers, stock brokers of IjOS An
geles; W. D. Oould. attorney of I-ns An
geles, and F. W. Dennis, broker and real
estate dealer of 8an Francisco.
The Indictment assert that the Paeltlc
Furniture and Lumber company have been
the active agency through which the al
leged conspiracy was perfected. The In
dictments declare thnt 8mith, Jones and
Dennis conducted the Ban FranciHco end of
the alleged scheme. As a blind, according
to the Indictment, the Paciflc Furniture and
Lumber company established and operated
sawmills at Kureka. Cal.. Port Oxford and
Frankfort. Ore. It was their scheme, says
the indictment, to send to Nebraska, Kan
sas. California and parts of Oregon and
Induce men to come to place at which
their mills were In operation under the
pretense that there was an opportunity of
employment In the mills. It la charged
that when these men arrived they were
told that there was no work for them
and when they Anally became penniless and
reckless of the consequence, the Paciflc
Furniture and Lumber company caused
them to be approached and Induced to
fraudulently file on timber land desired by.
the company.
The Broadway Bank and Trust company
la charged with having advanced money to
further the ends of the alleged echeme and
Huntly and Johnson are charged with
knowing that the entries were made with
fraudulent intent at the time. The indict
ment contains none of the names of the
entrymen.
KRlfG PARK'S FIRST SUNDAY
Twt Lara- Crawds Visit Reaart aaa
- Enjey Caacerts aa Otker
Attractions.
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Thousands of people, enthusiastic and ap
preciative, thronged Krug Park 'yesterday,
the first Sunday of the season, and It waa
evident that many of the- great assemblage
were In attendance especially to welcome
back to Omaha the Royal Canadian band,
th splendid musical success of last season,
re-engaged for the present season. The
band ia larger in number and stronger In
Its ensemble than last year, and Band
master John M. Finn, a veteran In band
directorship, says he never had a more per
fect organisation of Its else than tha one
of which he Is now the head, he audi
ences paid close attention to the program
and encores followed every selection, the
repeated requests being most obligingly Ac
ceeded to, so that the band did double work
at both the afternoon and evening concerts.
For Iowa Showers and thunderstorms
The selections Included . composition of
Rossini. Victor Herbert, Suppe, Oounod,
Muscagnl. Tit 1 and others. Th Sunday
crowd waa very fond of music of the "rag
time" order, and the program abounded
with favorites by Harry Von Tilaer. Van
Alstyne and others. "The St. Louis
Tickle." "Walt Till the Sun Shines. Nellie,
and "Rufus Raatus Johnson Brown," three
of the most popular selections lu that line
in the country today, were loudly ap
plauded. "Th Wellington March." for five
trumpets and three trombones, was an
especial favorite, and the instraiuentaliats
stepped to the front., did their stunt and
told their little funny atory, they were up
roarlously applauded.
The balloonist, John Ward, and his piinci
: P"' aeronaut, succeeded in getting away in
their big airship Just before o'clock and
the Immense evening crowd was delighted
with Hie night ascension. The great at
tendance waa especially noticeable for the
good order maintained and the politeness
everywhere evident.
STREET CAR CUTS OFF FINGERS
James Msrtits Falls While Allahtia
from a Muvlaar Karaaaa
Car.
John Morton, colored, ' aged "M years, liv
ing at WS North Twenty-eight avenue. lot
tap nngt-ra of the left hand and received
several cuts about the head as the result
of an attempt to alight from a Farnam
street car at Pariiain and Twenty-seventh
streets before it hud come to a stop at t.2Z
o'clock Sunday night. Morton, wiio Is a
driver for Rose's art store, was on his
way home and stepped off the front end
of the car, stlil retaining his hold on the
hand rail. This threw htm off hts feet,
so that he was dragged a short distance,
when he fell. Ills left hand getting under
the wheels. Moiorman F.lkir.s, who was
In charge of the car with Conductor Dud
ley, applied tiie brakes Immediately, and
the Injured man wa.4 taken, aboard and a
swift r in was made to if Myden s drug
store at Twenty-ninth avenue. The police
were notified sud a suigou sent to attend
Morton. After his wounds were tem
porarily dressed he was removed to the
Claikfon hospital In the patrol , wagon.
The ends of the flngeis were amputated
to the second Joint.
CRUISER FOR SANTO DOMINGO
Take
Is Hand real Marian
Harry Orders t that
PHILADELPHIA, May .-Th cruiser
Columbia Is being hastily prepured at
Inuiu Island for m and wfll leave 'or
Sant Piraingo tomorrow wfth M rr.
rinen I'niier harry nfm from the Nary
aeoaf tn real eta-htntrrs of martnea from
gunMan. ln-nnklrn. Washington sml Norfolk
arnvml bar during th day and ar n
knaard laa Coluiuiua. .
;(7AR SNUBS DEPUTATION
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Practically Refuses Audience to Preteot i
Eeplj to the 8peech from Throne.
INSTRUCTED TO PRESENT IT TO MINISTERS
Constitutional Democrats Hold laarai
and Leaders Have Difficulty I Pre
tty Radicals,
8T. PKTKH9BCRU. May 20 A bomb
was thrown into the Parliamentary camp
this afternoon by a note received by Pres
ident Mo'iromtsefT of the lower house from
Peterhoff. which. Instead of making an
appointment for an audience, at which he
and the. deputation could present the ad
dress In reply to the speech from the
throne, contained the Information that
Emperor Nicholas would not receive the
deputation and that the address must be
presented thrcugh th ministry of tho
court.
Disconcerted utterly at this unexpected
development, the leader of the majority
In the House hastily summoned a caucus
of the constitutional democratic deputies.
President Mouromtseff. Instead of sending
the address to Faron Fredericks, minister
of the Imperial house. Immediately Issued
a call for a meeting of Parliament at 11
o'clock tomorrow, at which he well report
the occurrence and ask for further In
structions. A most heated meeting Is In
prospect.
The first disposition of the caucus of con
stitutional democrats, which was In session
all the afternoon and evening and at mid
night had not been concluded, was to re-
gsrd th refusal to receive the deputation
as a challenge and an open sffront. which
was only answersble by a counter declara
tion of war. The. deputies were red with
rage, but after ihe first passion had cooled,
the leaders realised the danger of too pre
cipitate action and set for themselves the
task of hrirglng their enraged followers
under control.
Outsiders were not affmttted to the cau
cus, but through the glsss doors of the
great hall of the constitutional club where
the session was held It could be seen that
Prof. Milukoff. Prince Peter Dolgoroukoff
and other were on their feet time and
again pleading with and commanding their
auditors to act deliberately and firmly and
not ruin all by unreasoning passion. Th
cooler councils seemed ultimately to be
prevailing, but It Is almost certain that
the radical group, accompanied by a por
tion of th peasants, will break away to
morrow and endeavor to force the House
into some fiery declaration against the em
peror and the government which might
compel an immediate rupture, entail disso
lution and civil war.
An interesting constitutional point Is In
volved In the refusal of a personal au
dience by the emperor. According to the
Parliamentary law "the president submits
to the consideration of tha emperor the
tranaactlons of the lower house," but It la
not stated whether he does so personally
and a. deputation Is nowhere authorised.
Th Associated Press 1 Informed by a
member of th ministry to say that F.m
peror Nicholas n willing to receive Presi
dent MoaromtasfT, bift""that' t!u - action of
the hous tn appointing ay -deleaTation to
accompany htm was regarded as a danger
ous precedent, capable of being stretched
to Include a deputation of any else even
the whole membership of the house. This
minister Intimated that if the leader of
the house desired to avoid a rupture they
could do so 'either by accepting th In
structions to present the address through
the ministry of the court as a proper and
justifiable matter of routine or could by
keeping within the limlta of the constitu
tional provision direct the president of tie
house to apply alone for an audience. It
waa pointed out that no distinction had
been made between the lower house and the
council of the empire and that the laat
named body has also been Instructed to
present Its address through the same chan
nel. President Mouromtseff again went to
Peterhof thi evening In order to he pre
sented to the empress, who had no op
portunity of meeting him during the cere
monies there Saturday. He did not see the
emperor.
Coaslder I'arllaaaeat Dead.
LONDON. May a. The Dally Telegraph's
St Petersburg correspondent declares that
the days of the Russian Parliament are
numbered. He aaya: "In the eye uf the
court party the Parliament la already dead.
the only question not solved la how ami
when to arrange for a decent burial. My
belief la that the crown will dessolve the
Parliament, promulgate a narrow electoral
law and order new elections, which will
ult in the return of Its own partisans."
The Tribunals St. Petersburg correspon
dent asserts that he has obtained Informa
tion of a plot that has been elaborated at
large meetings of military officer to sur
round the Tauride palace, arrest all mem
bers of the Parliament and proclaim Gen
eral Trepoff military dictator 1b th event
of tynpsror Nicholas falling to abolish
the Parliament.
PROTECTING POUCY HOLDERS
t
lasnraae Department teaas Rlaaket
Sntlce of ltaa la Com
panies. SAN FRANCISCO, May 30-lri behalf of
a great mass or policyholders who lojt
property in the fire and as a precautlotiui y
measure agalnat the possible contention be
ing made that some persons failed to send
notices of loss as required by law, Insur
ance Commissioner Myron Wolf has ecnt
word to all Insurance companies that a
large portion of San Fiancisco has been de
stroyed. The object of sending out the circular is
to protect those policyholders who may
have failed to gi notlve of their losses.
Borne of these liave lout their policies and
do not know where they are Insured, and
an Insurance corporation disposed to re
sort to legal quibhles and technicalities
might raise the point that It waa not noti
fied of raretaln losses.
i OBSERVE MICKLENBURG DAY
(One Nandred Thirty. Flrat Aanl
j vrraary af Dei-la rattoa tn
B Observed.
CHARI.OTTE. N. C. May .-Beginning
Monday night and continuing until Thurs
day night th city of Charlotte and people
' from all sections from this and other states
will begin an extensive celebration of th
j 131st anniversary of the signing of th
! Mecklenburg declaration of independence,
! promuUratnd here rn May . ITS.
I It Is expected that great crvnds will
prwsrnt. Th principal oracnr wfll be
j Hon. Champ Clark of VTsnanri Fr th
j flret lim rh presMani has extended official
I rncogyiruon hy nrderTng sere far the . -essoin
naratry. Inf.1ni.r7, mannas and lia
j Marina band. ,
WREST FIRESSEEM TO BE OUT
Deal run Inn to Property Folly I
Deatrarilna ta Praaerty Fall? as
(reat as the Earlier
festive tea.
MI1.WA1KEE. Wis. May W -A staff
correspondent of the fetirinel. who today
made a tour of the dteHrlct Sn the upper
peninsula of Michigan covered by the
forest flres in a special train, the first
train to go through the district since the
ratnst rnphe, telcgrsplis tluit the fire ap
pears to be prartii-ll.v out in all the dis
trict. The fire raged for a distance of I
sixty-four miles alnnR t e Urea of the ,
Ksranaba Ikc- Superior railroad and j
for thirty miles beyond Cliannlug, the
western terminus of the road. If seems
certain now that !.non persons are homeless
in that district and that l.mo sre left deso
late at Qlnnessee. The Qninnessee fire,
however, was of different origin from the
Kseansba fire, having started In a field
where men were pulling stumps and burn
ing debris. This fire spread Into the city,
wiped out all the buildings except three
residences and the paper mills. Then the
Are spread Int othe timber and running
north forty miles finally joined 'he flames
sweeping east on Ksosnsba.
It was also learned today that Woodlawn
and Klngsley, on the Esranabs. ft l.ke
Superior line, and Perkins, nn the North
western road, were destroyed. The, strip
burned along the Fjwansha Ijke Superior
road appears to be thirty miles wide and
the alarming nature of the earlier reports
of the fire aeem to he thoroughly verified.
Stories of heroic battles Against the flsme
are numerous. Dosens of towns mere saved
only by the most desperate battle with the
flames, orthland, a town of l.ntiO Inhab
itants, was three time ' threatened. The
fire was checked each time at a distance
of only ten yards from the houses on the
outskirts. One man who carried the coffin
with the corpse of his dead babe thirty
miles to Escanaba In his escape from the
lire, went back on tjie special train and
found hla home gone, but the picket fence
surrounding the house . untouched. The
ashes of his home had been blown away
by the gale' and, the fence was Uie only
evidence of human habitation. The reat of
the town had been swept away.
A remarkable feature of the fire is the
fact that nearly all the refugees sre not
disheartened, but are determined to re
turn and begin over. They have only the
clothes they wear, but say this Is the for
tune of the frontiersman' and that if their
homes are lost at legist the fire has cleared
the land for them and thla much labor la
saved.
MENOMINEB. Mich, May 3f. The town
of Soperton, Mich., owned by the Bay Shore
Lumber company, suffered a heavy loss
from the forest Area. All that saved the
town and people from complete annihila
tion was a shifting of the wind.
ANOTHER CRISIS IN HUNGARY
Refusal of separate Tariff for
Haaararr Cans f the) Latest
Disagreement.
VIENNA, May JO. A new Hungarian
crisis Is Imminent, owing to th refusal
of Emperor Francis Joseph to approve the
Hungarian cabinet's demand for an
autonomous Hungarian tariff. Tha Aus
trian premier hold '..it an Independent
tariff is Incompatible with the common
Auatro-Hungaiiaa,- customs, arrangement.
Dr. Wekerle, th Hungarian premier, baa
been to Vienna, twice In audlen with his
majesty, but the crown and th council
of minister have decided against the
Hungarian demands.
BLUFFS BANK BRANCHING OUT
In Conjunction with St. I.onis Inatlta
tlon Bays Oat a floax Falls
Bank.
SIOCX FALLS. S. D., May . (Special.)
After negotiations continuing over several
weeka the First National bank of Council
Bluffs, la., and the National Bank of Com
merce of St. Louis have purchased a con-
: trolling Interest in the Stat Banking
Trust company of Sioux Falls. It waa the
original Intention of the Council Bluffs and
St. Iiouls banks, which are closely allied,
to establish an entirely new bank In Sioux
Falls and a location had been decided upon,
when steps were taken to purchase a con
trolling interest In the Stat Banking
Trust company. The purchasers will as
sume control on July 1. next, when th
capital stock of th bank will be increased
to 150.i00. C. A. Wiley, who up to the
present lime haa been assistant cashier
of the First National bank of Council
Bluffs, will be cashier of the Sioux Falls
bank after July 1 and will therefore become
a permanent resident of Sioux Falls.
STALWARTS ISSUE STATEMENT
Insist' They Have Seven Hnndred
Fifty-Mine Delegates In
I ni ventlnn.
8IOIX PALI.8, 8. D.. May ' (Special
Telegram.) After a conference of stalwart
leaders In this city today to discuss th
result of last Tuesday's caucuses, the fol
lowing statement was issued by Frank
Crane, chairman of the republican stat
committee:
The stalwarts hsve b Votes in the con
vention, with probably sixty-seven ad
ditional, and not counting Roberts county s
forty-four delegates, contested Other gain
sre likely to be made. The insurgent re
ports sre without foundation anil are cir
culated to deceive ami mislead the county
conventions.
Aged Mau Missing.
BIOL'X FALLS. 8. D., Miiy tSpeolal I
Andrew Rekdahl. an aged resident of
Brule township. Brule county, disappeared
from his home several days ago, since
which time not the slightest trace of him
ha been found. The miSFing man is Si
year of age and has been quite feeble for
some time before his disappearance. Search
ing arties have been cut in all directions,
but thus far have been unable to find the
slightest trace of hlni. There is no reason
to believe he was the victim cf foul play
and the only explanation of his prolonged
absence is thst he Is lost In the timber
along the Missouri river near his home or
wandered over the river bank in his feeble
condition and was drowned. 1
I Sheep Herder Is Rebhed.
ROCK RIVER. Wyo.. May Hi. tSperlal.t
'One of the sheenherders si the ranch ef
j John McGill of McGIU postofllce. sbout
(twenty miles east of here, was assaulted
; by someone Friday night last, bound.
, gagged and left la this condition am hla
sheep driven aw sr. Twenty dollars In
I gold was taken from his pocket and other
valuable removed from th wagvn. To
I wsrd morning the herder manarad ts slip
! hts hands froia 1 be ofndisg, untied his
' feet snd wart to the ranch house, where
' the alarm ws given McGtTl. In enmpany
' with two men. stsrrnd an th trail north.
, hut as yet mahinaj has baan ki-axd from
I tli am.
VISITORS OCCUPY PULPITS j
.
Nearlj One Hundred Bennon Preached by
Preebjterieni in Dee Moine,
MODERATOR SPEAKS ON CHINA MISSIONS
Formation of Men's orletlce anajert
tn I Be Taken Ip Snon Senti
ment Israel) Favors the
Motturnl.
DF.8 MOINKfl. May i -The pulpit of t
every evangelical church In Pes Moines ',
was occupied by some one of the hundreds '
of Presbyterian clergymen who are in the j
city in attendance on the sessions of the
One Hundred and Eighteenth Pres
byterian general assembly, and nearly
Km sermons were preached by Pres
byterian ministers at the morning and even
ing services. Chief interest centered in the
sermons of the moderator. Rev. Dr. Hunter
Corbett, af the Auditorium: Dr. Henry Van
Dernn of Princeton and Rev. Dr. 8. Jack
son of Washington. All were greeted with
large audiences, The moderator's sermon
was devoted to a review of missionary work
In China.
The assembly held no sessions today, hut
a number of popular meetings were held,
notably a mass meeting for wotklngmen
this sfternoon, addressed! by Rev. Charles
Stelsle; another this evening In the Inter
est of Sabbath observance and a third, also
this evening. In the Interest of colleges,
addressed by Dr. Iterrirk Johnson of Chi
cago and Rev. W. H. Roberts, president of
Washington and Jefferson college.
One of the early and most Important mat
ters of business to be considered by the as
sembly wilt be the report on men's socle
ties. There Is an overwhelming sentiment
In fsvor of the formation of a Presbyterian
brotherhood, devoted to ' the purpose of
bringing men everywhere more actively Into
the church work, especially the work of
evangelization.
GREENVILLE. B. C. May 20.-The min
ister of the Presbyterian general assembly
tonight filled the pulpits of Greenville
churches and those of surrounding towns.
They also occupied those of several negro
churches.
Thla sfternoon a special service at the
First Presbyterian church waa largely at
tended. fnlon of Baptist C'harches.
DATTON. O., May . Definite steps to
bring about the union of the Baptist and
Free Baptists were taken hy the American
Baptist Home Mission society In session
here today. The committee appointed last
year to consider a plan for co-operation
and possible union reported that after con
ference a Joint committee of Baptists and
Free Baptists unanimously agreed that
since the two denominations are closely re
lated and the original cause of separation
has disappeared the committee should rec
ommend a free Interchange of member
and ministers and the extension of a cor
dial Invitation to the Free Baptists to co
operate in. evangelistic, educational, mis
sionary and all other denominational work
In the hope that a complete organic union
of these bodies might be consummated In
due time. This recommendation wasr unan
imously adopted by the Home Missionary
society, which declared its readiness, to -cooperate
In It work with the- Pre Baptist
wherever It can legally b done.
Th Home Mission soolety In view of the
vote to raise $171,00 to help rebuild the
wrecked and burned churches In California
will begin a vigorous campaign throughout
the north and northwest. The reports show
th greatest year In Its history, with re
ceipts of over $800,000 and 1,642 missionaries
employed. Two missionaries from Porto
Rico and Cuba report good progress In th
Islands, where In th past Ave years over
fifty churches have been established with
mora than 3,000 members. The annual ser
mon was preached by Dr. W. C. Bitting of
St. Louis. Nine great evangelistic meeting
were held thi evening in different parts of
the city.
VOLIVA CUTS DOWN EXPENSES
Financial Department Costs Scarcely
One-Third as Mark as
Formerly.
CHICAGO. May W.-W. G Vollva. the
present head of the Christian Catholic
church, announced to his followers In Zlon
City today that between January IS and
May 19 he had( reduced expense In th
financial department of the church from
$.a00 per month to $3,832 per month. This
saving, he said, had been brought about by
a reduction of the working force and a
cut In the salaries of those retained. In
the sam manlier, he said, a saving had
been made In tha ecclesiastical department
that would amount to ITO.trt) annually
Overs, -era who had been receiving $300 per
month were reduced to i0. The pay of
others was cut In proportion. Ills own
compensation tinder the - new adjustment.
oliva aaid. was lino per month. These
facts, he aaid, were some of the details
of a report which he made yesterday to
a committee appointed by Federal Judgvt
1-andfs to investigate th condition of th
lndustr.es In Zlou City.
Voliva announced the resignation of John
G. Excell from the office of genarai ec
clesiastical secretary owing to lack of sym
pathy with some of the doctrines of tha
church.
NO TROUBLE ANTICIPATED
Operators Kape.l to Start Mlaea la
the Vlrlally of Stealten
vllle. CLEVELAND. O., May 20. Operators in
this city who are interested In the re
opening of the mines In Jefferson county
and other points in the vicinity of Steuben
vllle declared tonight their belief that the
mines will be pet in operation tomorrow
without the expected clash between the
strikers ami detectives and other non
union employes of the operators.
President T. E. Young of the Ohio oper
store of the Pittsburg vein said tonight
that reports concerning a possible con
flict between the miners' organisation and
the employe of the operators had been
exaggerated and f.irtber that many of th
miners have been anxious to accept the
offer of the operators, but have been pre
vented by Preside nt Mitchell of the Cnltrd
Mine Workers from doing so.
"The mines will be operated." said Mr.
Toung. ' and I feel confident there will be
no trouble. Wc are not looking for trouble
and I don't think the miners arc. either.
Tilts is no occasion for it."
faster Want Snaday Mall.
CASPER. Wye., Mar J .SpecUl.l-Th
Commercial eluh of ibis dry have taken
ap w!b the PontoffW at Washington th
matter of placing m the Norrhwaatnro toad
wnss of Cliiiago a Sunday mall. At the
prune lit time tin t.rwn rnewtvea mall only
six day In th week and it I th desire
tu have a daily mail snoio.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Scattered ih.nrn and ThnnHeratnrm
, ea1lered Shoirer and Tknarieratnrma
Moaday, with Cooler In West Par. I
tti. Tuesday Fair.
I empernlnre a Omaha Iratrrilavi
Hour. near. Honr. Ilea.
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"a. m 2 t. m TT
fa. m fin A p. m T
a . m no 4 n. tn Tn
a. m Alt a, jt. nt nil
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INDICATIONS OF A MURDER
Body Fnnnd Beside Railroad Track ,
tn Leave Impression Killed
hy Cars.
PLEASANT HILT.. Mo.. May 2n -Th
body of a man about X years of age. at
first supposed to have been killed by a j
train, was found yesterday morning near .
a Missouri Tarlflc hrids." a short distance
west of this eltv. Before the coroner's '
Jury Dr. Prentiss, a local surgeon for the
Missouri Pacific, after having thoroughly
examined the nature of the wounds on the '
body, gave It ss his opinion that it was a j
case of murder. The verdict of the Jury
has been withheld pending further Investi
gation. I
There was nothing on the body to aid in 1
Identification except a Pacific Express com-
psny receipt for a grip sent from Sedalla to ;
Knnsss City. Issued to "John Walker." The !
grip was sent down from Kansas City and
opened before the ppronei, hut It contained
nothing that would help In Identifying the
body. The dead man was well dressed, of
good appearsnce. five feet nine inches tall.
A figure of a woman was tattooed on the
right forearm. There werp five long, deep
wounds on the bark of the head, any one
of which, say Dr. Prentiss, might hnve
caused death.
The present rase is one of three or four
of similar character that have been re
corded here within the last three, years. It
Is believed to he a caae of cold blooded
murder.
FATAL AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT
One Woman Killed and Three Other
Oernpanta Are Severely
Injtired.
ERIE. Pa.. May 20. On woman Is killed
and thre other persons are In the hospital
here In a serious condition as a result of
an automobile accident on the lake road
shortly after midnight thla morning, near
Girard, thi county. Teh party had left
Cleveland early in th evening to make
the run to Erie with the Intention of going
on to Buffalo thi morning. In turning a
aharp curve at high apeend the machine
crashed Into a telegraph pole, throwing
th occupants out and tho machine turned
over on top of them.
Mrs. Julia Toung, 2S years old, wife ol
A. W. Toung of Cleveland, la th name
of th dead woman. She waa killed almost
Instantly by being dashed against the tele
graph pole and auatalntng a fracture of the
skull.
The Injured are:
Carl E. Shurmer, Cleveland; both lega
broken.
W. H. Shurmer, father of Carl; right
shouMef broken and sustained bruise.
A. W. Toung, husband of the woman who
was killed, waa badly bruised.
Mrs. W. H. Shurmer and E. C. Miller,
the chauffeur, escaped with but slight in
juries. TRADE WITH AUSTRALASIA
I'nlted States Leads All Countries
Except the British
F.mnlr.
WASHINGTON, May 10. A report mado
public today by the Department of Com
merce and Labor says: Trade between
tha United State and British Australasia
In the fiscal year 1906 segregated $38. 000,000.
agalnat $34,100,000 In the preoedlng year, and
$14,000,000 In 1S96. Imports from British
Australasia have grown from $4.6&,O0 tn
ltm to $12,000,000 In 1906 and exports thereto
In th same period from $,00,00i) to $3,000,
000. While the imports into British Australasia
from th United States for 1904 are but
about one-fifth as great as those from the
t'nited Kingdom, they are far greater than
those of any other country, ' and. In fact,
practically equal the combined Imports
Into Australia from all countries, exclusive
of the British empire. The United Statea
Is credited with having supplied $2i,OU0.0DO
of the direct imports into British Australia,
compared with $110,000,000 from the I'nlted
Kingdom.
POPE IS SOMEWHAT BETTER
Desired to Get Oat of Bed,
hat the Doctor A a vis
Agalnat It.
ROME. May . Dr. Ipponul visited
Pops Plus thre times today. The tempera
ture of his holiness during th day was
somewhat over 99 degree, but tonight be
had no frr. The pains Incident to the
attack have somewhat diminished and
movement of the limbs is easier. The pa
tient wished to rise thla afternoon, but
Dr. Lappunnl advised him not to do so
and hia holiness acquiesced. Dr. Iipponnl
considers his patient to be progressing sat
isfactorily snd dopes the attack will soon
ba over.
There wa another beailticailon in St. Pe-
j ler'a today thai of the martyrs of the
1 Dominican order killed lu Touquln, French
j lndo-Chlna, buj much interest In Ihe cere
mony to a majority uf thoso present was
lost by th Inability of the pop to attend.
Hill SHOOTS ROAD OVKRsr.KIl
Reaalt of Dlaaot liter Pabllc
Highway.
BROKEN BOW, Neb.. May au. (Special
Telegrsm.) A meseage received here to
day stated that Road Overseer George Mor
rison had leen shot to death by Charier
Dennis, near Aetna. In this county. Sheriff
Richardson started for the scene at t
o'clock this morning. Proeecutor Johnson
and Coroner Morrow followed two hours
later. The distance Is fifty mile an all
day's drive. A Ister mesage to the
sheriff's office ststes thst the party who
did th shooting Is sn 11-year-old boy and
the affair took place over a disputed right-of-way.
Morrison was shot with s rifle
Friday afternoon and died from the effects
last night. The sheriff arrived at the
scene of th crime at noon and Intends
bringing In th boy some time during the
night. Ther has been muc h feeling among
certain farmers It) regatrd to county roads
running through their properties.
(mat Van Honored.
J MINN EA I OU1. Minn.. May 2b -Sp-!
c-ial Telestram. 1 Mai lm L Sugarman of
1 Omaha was t-dsy elected to th oflV of
district UOrt Of aDDla of illatrirt arrand
t ion- no. 1 u Hdl rnh lav aanxaia
HI IQV TIMF I IIOI'SF
laejIL iil llllJL
j Five Conference Fcpom to Come Dp
! Turin: the frent Week.
Also Be Frontrht Up.
FILIBUSTERS LIKELY TO DELAY BUSINESS
ToraXfr Amendment Fror-abiT the Btait
for th, AtTf-fUient.
1 NO REGULAR PROGRAM IN THE SENATE
Reply of the faar of Rnasla
tn the rtdress nf Parliament
Watched for rtlth tVrrat
Interest.
WASHINGTON. May 2n.'-Th railroad
rate hill, the statehood bill, the diplomatic
and consular appropriation hill, the natu
lallxatlnu bill, the pure food bill, confer
ence reports on the armv and Indian appro
priation bills are all possibilities of consid
eration in the national house of repre
sentatives this week The certainties In
this calendar of business sre that Mon
day will be devoted to the passage
of minor bills urder suspension of the
rules. With the filibuster of the democrats
to promote the statehood bill, the result
will he comparatively smsll In the number
of measures passed.
The diplomatic nd consular appropria
tion bill will be called up Tuesday, accord
ing to the present program. The diplo
matic bill Is a small measure and will re
quire but a day or two at most In con
sideration, unless It I to be mad the
vehicle for set speeches. The rate bill Is
likely to be made the subject of more or
less discussion when the motion I made
to send It to conference. Just what will
be the character of this discussion or the
length of time It will occupy cannot be
ascertained with any deflnlteness. Th
conferees on the statehood bill Indioate
that a preliminary report to the two
houses Is a possibility for the not distant
future. While nothing definite can be said
as to the character of this report, It Is
believed It will Include a compromise on
the basis of the Foraker amendment per
mitting the people of Arizona and New
Mexico to vote separately on tha subject
of Joint ststehood.
The pure food bill will bet called up In
the house at all time when the appro
priation bill or other privileged measures
aro not under consideration.
Ko Program In Menate,
The senate will resume business Mondsy
by taking up th legislative, executive snd
Judicial appropriation bill snd when that
I , passed will probably enter upon the
consideration of the immigration bill. Sen
ators have been so engrossed with the rate
bill during tha laat few month that they
have given very little attention to other
question. Consequently there Is no well
defined progran for future legislation and
no one haa definite authority to stat what
course will be pursued. But th Immigra
tion bill I so generally favored by th
republican leaders that ther is no doubt
it will be given the next place of prefer
ence on th senate calendar. There will
not, however, be any further effort at legis
lation aside from appropriation bills until
the republican steering committee can got
together and decide upon a program, which
will probably be some time during ' the
week. The general disposition Is to con
fine business to the supply bills aa much
aa possible, but there la considerable di
vision of opinion with reference to the
Panama canal bill and also on th question
of the discharge of the Philippine commis
sion from the further consideration of the
Philippine tariff bill. There la strong pres
sure to secure consideration of the canal
bill this session, while the preponderance
of sentiment on the Philippine question ap
pears tn be agalnat reopening of th sub
ject. The conference report on tha Indian
appropriation bill will be presented during
the week snd will be taken up for con
sideration as soon ss It Is presented. The
report on the nostofflce appropriation bill
will be made late In th week and it too
will receive early attention.
Rnssla Center of Iatrt.
For all who hav followed th progress
of Ruaala'a atruggle for governmental re
form this week will hold great Interest, as
it ia expected that the answer to the ad
dresses adopted by the nw Parliament In
reply to the speech from th throne will
be made today or tomorrow. Dispatches
from St. Peterscburg Indlcat that the
emperor does not consider th address of
the lower house as being an ultimatum
beyond the demand for amnesty, which will
take first place In hi reply. It la also
evident that much disappointment Is feJt
In Russia that tha emperor did not make
his birthday the occasion for granting am
nesty. The other nlns damand of the
address to the throne will be taken up in
turn, bnt It doe not appear, aeoerdJngj to
advices from Russia, that they will b con
sidered a more than suggestions for the
emperor's consideration.
The annual regatta of th American
; Rowing association, often called the Amer
ican Hsnley, will take plac on the Schuyl
kill river at Philadelphia May M. The
crews of the principal colleges of the roun
try have beeu entered and some tirriog
j contest are promised.
I The cup offered by Sir Thomas Upton
I will be tha prize for the winner of th
. ocean yacht race to Bermuda, which will
! be started under the auspices of the
Brooklyn Yacht dub. May ,. The race is
i for small yachts of not less than thirty
II eight or more than fifty feel.
The national convention of the Ameri
can Physicians' and Sanctons' association
i will be held In Chicago May ii-U.
GAINS FOR FRENCH MINISTRY
second Ballntlaa! Shows fisallar
Reaalts to the
Series.
First
PARTS May JO. -Vottne on th Second
ballot for members f th Chamber of.
Deputies took place today. The rarrentlal
' tain stopped demonstration Th gvrr.-
mem everywhere continue fi gain, and
' m to th prewent time has secured twenty
I five arsis. Anion those elected ar Maltra
lcbori. the famous advocate; former Min
ister of Commerce Siegfried and M. Bierty,
; leader or tu moderate labor party. Among
: Mm who h;ive been defeated are Paul
- De itoiilede. the founder of t.he ag,ia
of r"airiois. Colonel Marchaod. wtia ra
I on the "anti-blue" ticket; M ftiiast. sot:.
' In-law ef Houlanger; Yves Guvot farmer
I minister of public workr. snd M. evtl
I Neuve. who exposed th aysiasa at sarins"
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