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    The Omaha11 Daily
! XXXV-NO. 207.
Fmident Addrenei KoUbU Gtherin of
Veer.M from Both Bidet.
Country's Welfare U in Hindi of the
Eank and Tile.
Efficiency of th Army i Duo to Tact that
it is Composed of Volnatotn.
Chief Executive tn veils Mo at
Kaval Cesaeterr AMrMMi
x Student at Hampton
This haa been a notable Memorial day In
the commonwealth of Virginia. President
BooMvtlt Joined with surviving members of
both the blue and the grey In paying ap
propriate and Impressive tribute to the na
tion dead. In the morning the president
delivered a patriotic oration In the beau
tiful grounds of the naval hospital at Ports
mouth and' directly afterward unveiled a
handsome marble shaft erected by the
Army and Navy union In the cemetery
Joining the army and navy hospital
grounda to the memory of their fallen com
rades, i
The services In- Portsmouth were under
the auspices of the Army and. Navy urdon.
The memorial exercises were preceded by
an Imposing parade. Nearly 4,000 aallors
and marines of the North Atlantic fleet
participated in the parade. In addition
there were organizations representing the
Army and Navy union, tha Grand. Army of
the Republic, the United Confederate vet
erans and many civic and patriotic socie
ties. Portsmouth wai elaborately decorated
with a wealth of patriotic colors. Business
houses and residences, were a blaze of bunt
ing. Thousands of people, not only from
Virginia, but from adjoining cities as well,
thronged the quaint old town and extended
to the president moat cordial greeting. His
audience numbered many thousand and the
naval contingent In white uniforms formed
under the giant pine trees in a hollow
square, rendered the scene particularly pic
turesque. . ,
Speech at Hampton Institute.
In the afternoon President and Mrs.
Roosevalt, after an Informal reception at
the residence of Rear Admiral P. F. Ha.-
rlngton) commandant of the yard, visited
Hampton Institute. The president delivered
an. address to the hundred of negro aud
Indian students of the Institute, afterward
making a tour of the various departments
of the school. He went aboard the May-
flower, anchored Just off this point, at 6:36
this evening. Ihe vessel weighed anchor aailedUat' Y ' o'clock for "WashlngUm
The president and his party ara expected
to arrive In Washington navy yard tomor
row morning at 10 o'clock.
-President Roosevelt'e Address.
At1 11 o'clock the exercises were opened
with prayer by Bishop Van Dever of the
' Cathollo diocese of Richmond. After itiubIo
by ' a military band President Roosevelt
Was Introduced bjr Colonel Edwin J. Brown,
. i . i n. 4..c ihn irmv u rA N'n W
I1B 11U ! tm. lAflllllinuui ..... - -. .
union. The president's address follows:
Thla dav is hallowed and sacred In our
history, for on this day throughout the
land we meet to pay homage to the mem
ory of tha vallunt dead who fell In the
great civil war. No other, men deserve so
well of this country those to whom we
owe It that we now have a country. More
over, tha men to whose valor we owe It
that the union was preserved have left us
a country reunited In fact as well as In
iiijtw. Thw have left us the memory of
the great deeds and the self-devotion alike
of the men who wore the blue and of the
men who wore the gray In the context
where brother fought brother witn equal
courage, with equal sincerity of convic
tion, with equal fidelity to a high Ideal,
as It was given to each to see tnat ideal.
Moreover. It Is a necullar pleasure to
sneak today under the auspices of the
Army and Navy union, of the union which
Is meant to Include the oflieers and en
listed men of the regular forcea of the
l ulled States. Kxuctly as there Is no other
body of men to whom In tho past we have
'owed so much aato the veterans of the
civil war. ao there IS no other body of men
among all of our citizens of today who, as
a whole, doserve quite as well of the coun
try aa the officers and enlisted men of
the armv and the navy of the Vnlted
States. Kvery man who has served well
and faithfully, afloat or ashore, in tha
ervlco of the United States has shown
that he possesses certain qualities which
entitle him In a peculiar degree to the re
spect of all his fellow citizens, while every
man who I now in the service cannot but
fel himself uplifted by the thought that
In any lime of future crisis It may be that
t the honor of the whole, nation will depend
upon his bearing. There reeta upon each
of you a tremendous tiurnen or responsl
blllty, aud therefore to you belongs the
proud privilege o( bearing that load of re
sponsibility wen.
Soldiers Are t'itlsen, To.
This audience Is composed largely of vet
erans of the civil war, largely of men who
have SMVuri In or are serving In Ihe army
and the navy of the tinted States. They
in concerned not only with the duties of
the soldier and the sailor, but with the
duties of the civilian, with all matters
affecting the plain, everyday olttseii as he
does bis everyday duties, for we must
always remrmber that In our country our
army and navy are an army and navy
made up of volunteers; all our forcea are
volunteers; our regulars afloat and ashore,
are merely our fellow citizens who, of their
own free will, have taken up this particular
task. The. task once through, thev return
to the body of our citizenship; and exactly
as the efficiency of our military service
depends chiefly upon Ihe ermiencv of the
average enlisted man, so the efficiency of
the nation as a whole depends chiefly upon
the way In which the average man per
forms his plain, everyday duties.
This dui not mean that the leader,
whether In military ur civil life, ran escape
bearing a peculiar burden of responsibility.
To hlr has been given much and from
him much will be demanded.' It is right
and proper that the man in a high posi
tion, Whether his position h - thoif ft
high civilian official In time of peace or
uf a high military or naval offlcec ir time
of war, ehould receive a marked dcaiee ef
credit If he perform his difficult. dVlloete
and reponttle task well, and should, en
the otber hand, be held to an esrtrclallv
sharp accountability for any shortcomings.
In any tints of crisis the man In high
office tn civil life, tha man in high com
mand In military or naval life. ran. If ho
ha weak or incompetent, paralyse the no
tions of a multitude of brave and able men
who are under him. On the other hnn.1
if In Intellect, and above all. in character'
he la able to riae level in the nee. I of the
moniept. he may so combine and direct the
actions of the many under him as to make
heir Joint ePToit Irresistible. The first
dutv,of a leader, civil or military, la to
lead; and he must lead well. Exactly as
tha people muit demand the highest gradr
of Integrity and eflkiency from their lead
era In civil affairs, o In military affilrs
they , lauat Insist upon every officer de
voting all the ht that there Is tn him
to fitting himself In the ditties of bis pro
fesslon. to caring for and drillinr and
training those under him. mn that alike in
point ef personnel and in point of material
the army and navy of the United Stntes
may reach as high a pent of perfection
aa Is humanly possible. This Is the work
(Continued on Second Page )
Bare von ' Berk Charged by the
Enperar with Foralif ,
' VIENNA, May 80. Baron von Beck, a
high official of the ministry of agriculture,
has been charged by the emperor to form
a new cabinet to succeed the Hohenlohe
SchllUngsfuerat ministry, which resigned
May 28, owing to dissatisfaction with the
propoxate for the aettlement of the com
mon custom tariff of Austria-Hungary.
Baron von Beck Is known to be In the
confidence of Archduke Fram Ferdinand,
tho heir presumptive to the throne.
While the parliamentary revolt agttlpst
the decision of the crown favoring economic
Independence Is going on the people re
main quiet and are not Interested In the
quarrel, mainly because thay recog
nize that the complete economic separation
of the two countries Is sooner or later In
evitable. The anger of the Austrian depu
ties because they were ignored and not
asked by the emperor for their consent to
his action In settling the tariff dispute with
Hu-ry when his majesty agreed to the
' tariff being henceforth called the
-J. -ious Hungarian tartIT," found ex
.j.'! day In violent speeches In Par-
lJarr.V,.. 'de by representatives of the
i . v. . '
Herr r a Cxeoh radical, said
"We hts v, c-nfklence In the wearer of
the crown. aa always been a weak
man on thw- with Oermn lean-.
mgs." '
The VlenneseVj, faster, fterr Lueger
apostrophized the ,,.fiporer as follows:
"Kaiser, are you ready to take up the
responsibility before history that the old
Hapshurg realm,' rich In honors and vlO'
tories, shall be ruined despicably?
An unconfirmed report la current that
the crown has granted other concessions
to Hungary, indicating the approaching
full economic Independence, and It Is snld
that his majesty has sanctioned the cabinet
In the negotiation with Servla In Hungary's
name concerning a commercial treaty with
out regard to the Austrian negotiation on
the same subject. '
There 1 absolutely' no foundation for
rumor current In this city today that Em
peror Francis Joseph has resolved tq, ab
dicate aa the result of 111 health. His maj
esty participated this morning In the mil
itary parade and surprised the crowds who
cheered him enthusiastically by ' hi fine
and almost youthful appearance on horse
Father of Irish Land lean Expires
la Dublin Hospital After
L-ona- Illness.
DUBLIN. May 30. A notable career
closed tonight when after a long and paln-
rul illness Michael Davitt died peacefully
and painlessly at 12 o'clock, In the pres
ence of his oldest son. Michael, and hi
two daughters, who bad devotedly attended
htm through hla illness and of many of
hla most intimate friends, including John
Dillon. Shortly before, hi death Father
Hatton had been with him. Mrs. Davitt.
who -ad-been-ln eotistRArt- attendance on
her husband until a few day ago, when
ahe herself was taken 111, Ilea prostrate in
the . same hospital, too weak to leave her
room. She has not yet been notified bf her
husband's death. . It Is stated that Mr.
Davitt left a written message, but If so.
it purport has not transpired.
ine greatest sympathy ha been dis
played by all classes of society during Mr.
Davitt IHnes. Today the hospital was
besieged by anxious Inquirers. John E.
Redmond, leader of the Irish party In
Parliament, was a frequent Inquirer by
telephone from the House of Commons and
gave up his proposed continental trip over
the Whitsuntide holidays owing to the
condition of his friend, the father of the
Irish Land league. After a rally last night
Mr. Davitt was able to speak to those at
his bedside, but soon showed that he was
losing ground.
Among the last callers at the hospital
tonight was Lord Hemphill on behalf of
the earl of Aberdeen, lord lieutenant of
Ireland, and the countess of Aberdeen.
Mr. Davitt retired from the representa
tlon of South Mayo In Parliament In 1899.
but to the last took a keen Interest In
the politic of hla country-
Death was due to blood poisoning, which
followed two operations for necrosis of
the Jaw bone, and spread so rapidly that
all effort to stay Its course were un
availing. Mr. Davltt'e Illness began with
an Insidious attack of toothache, to which
he paid no attention until John Dillon urged
mm to have recourse to medical advice.
For some time there were hope for his
recovery, but the state of his health, which
was undermined by the exertions at the
recent general elections, greatly handi
capped his progress.
Ian Official Messenger Hay
Lower Hons Does Sot Rep.
reseat the People. -
ST. PETERSBURG. May 30.-DespiU the
interpellation adopted by the lower house
of Parliament yesterday regarding the pro
vocative Black Hundred telegrams to the
emperor printed In the Official Messenger
that paper this morning again published
several columns against extending the am
nesty tp "traitors," but usklng for the par
don of those who participated In the antl
Jewish outrages and generally protesting
that the lower butis of Parliament doe
not represent the real voice of the Russian
people. This, taken In connection with the
execution of tl.e eight revolutionists a
Riga while lue Intel pollution on the sub
Ject was pending. Is Interpreted as being a
studied effort on the part -of the govern
merit to ignore the demands of Parliament
But prolietily It la nearer the truth to ssy
that It only exposes the continuance of the
conflict of authority within 'the govern
ment Itself. Final returns from the elec
tions in the Caucasus show that the con
slltutliinal democrats and other opposition
forces practically made a clean sweep.
There was ao session of Parliament to
day, but the various committees held meet
ings and there was also a session of the
central committee of the constitutional
democrats to discuss the general situation.
Geaeral Toledo Reports gneeeasea
MIOXICO CITY, Mex.. a-wy.30.-New
from General Toledo, the former war min
ister of Guatemala, who 1 advancing from
Salvador Into Guatemala with l.Oit troops.
Including. It Is said. Balvadortan revolution
ists, announces a glorious victory ovar the
Guatemalan. It Is reported that Oco was
stormed lt night by new forces wiiU an
American officer In cliarge.
Future Queen of Spain to Have Allowance
of $90,000 a Tear.
Special Eavoy Whltrldae Pre-
' aeat President Roosevelt'
Personal Letter to
MADRID, May 30. All Spain Is rejoi
cing on the eve of the wedding of King
Alfonso and Princess Ena, and the capltol
ha not seen such scenes of enthusiasm
during the present generation. Tonight
the whole city is aglow with fireworks and
electrical Illuminations, while the street
are thronged with dense masse of people.
All the central points from the Puerta del
Sol to the Prado are literally packed. As
the decorations and Illuminations take on
their most lurid huea It I a motely throng,
with touches almost, barbaric swarthy
Moors wrapped In flowing robes and with
red turbans on their heads, Asturian dan
cers performing their native Jota, gypslos
from Cordova and Seville, Salamancan
herders in red velvet and tinselled gold,
with many representatives of Sapln's
clergy and hordes of blind beggars sing
ing the melancholy music of Spain. At the
corners bands play for street dancers. The
municipality has given free rein to the pop
ular rejoicings. The schools and public In
stltutlon have been closed and the whole
population has given Itself up to celebrating
the king' marriage.
Marrlaae Contract Signed.
The chief events of today were the king'
reception to the foreign envoys. Including
the representative Of the United States, and
the signing of the wedding contract. The
latter ceremony took place at the Pardo
palace In the presence of Premier Morct
and the other cabinet ministers, with the
solemnity befitting a great stat ceremonial
affecting the future succession to the
throne. The witnesses for Princess Vic
torla were Sir Maurice Bunsen. the British
ambassador at Madrid; Polo Bernabo, the
Spanish ambassador at London, who was
the Spanish minister to Washington when
the war between Spain and the United
States broke out; Lord Hugh Cecil, Mar
quis de Vlana, an Intimate friend of King
Alfonso, and Marquis de Vtllalobar. The
witnesses for the king were Premier Moret,
Senor Maura, former president of the coun
cil; General .Aszarraga, former premier
General Montero Rtos, former premier
the Duke of Sotomayor, chief of the royal
palace; the Marquis de La Mlna, chief of
the royal hunt; General Pacheeo, chief of
the royal halberdiers, and the Marquis de
Borja, Intendant general, these represent
ing the statesmen, the royal household, the
army and the nobility.
Allowance for the Qneen.
The marriage contract appears tonight
In' the Official Gazette. Article M gives the
bride an annual Inrime of tPO.fW) and In the
event of the king' death. fftO.000. In article
HI Princess Victoria renounces all right of
succession to the British throne. The J
otner articles reutiea 10 tne marriage.
Preceding the signature of the' contract
the Spanish Journalists presented to King
Alfonso a golden pen with which to sign
the document. The king laughingly ac
cepted the gift, declaring that lie always
had defended the Spanish press against
Many receptions were held tonight,
among them, those at the British e'mbassy
to the Prince of Wales, at the Italian em
bassy tc the Duke of Genoa, at the German
embassy to Prince Albrecht of Prussia, at
the French embassy to General Dahlstein,
and at the American legation to Special
Envoy Whltrldge. This latter reception
was attended by many prominent person
ages In dlplomatlo and court circles.
Americana at the Palace.
King Alfonso received the special Ameri
can embassy at the royal palace .at 10:30
this morning, when the autograph let
ter of President Roosevelt waa pre
sented ' to him. The audience took
place In the hall of the ambassadors and
was surrounded by all the Impressive for
mality of court ceremony. Mr. Whltrldge,
wearing American evening dress, was ac
companied by Llentenant U. S. Grant, U.
S. A., and Lieutenant Leigh Chalmer, U.
S. N., In full uniform, and Minister Collier
and the staffs of the special American em
bassy and legation. The palace guard ren
dered honora as the Americans drove Into
the cavernous palace court yard, and a
f other embassies arrived at the same time,
the ambassadors and their suites made a
brilliant picture.
The duke of Almodovar, the foreign mln
later, and the duke of Sotomayor, the
grand chamberlain, received the Americans
and conducted them through the palatial
corridors lined by royal guards and haluer
dier to au anta room adjoining the hall of
the ambassadors, where the successive em
bassies were received by the court official
Then the Americans were Introduced into
the magnificent royal saloon, where the
king was seated on the throne, under a
canopy of red velvet, flanked by tha fa
mo us golden Hons. His majesty, when the
Americans appeared, advanced from the
throne and stood midway In the apartment
He wore a blue military uniform, red
breechea and high boots and held his mill
tary hat tn his left hand. He greeted the
special American envoy most graciously
and, speaking in perfect English, thanked
the United States for having sent a spe
cial mission such a distance.
President's Letter Presented.
Mr. Whltrldge handed the king a sealed
letter from President Roosevelt, at the"
same time addressing to him the following
message of felicitation In behalf of the
American people:
Sire: The president haa charged me In
delivering this letter to give your majesty
the assurances of his highest regard and
througn him that of the American people,
nil only for yourself, but for your great
country, which Is the fatherland of the
larger part of the new world. I estee
myself most happy to be the bearer of tha
nation s good will, especially on the au
piclous occasion of your marriage with the
charming young princess from the mother
land of my own country. All mankind, we
say, sire, loves a lover; but in all the
world there are no more sympathetic and
sincere well wishes for long years of hap
piness and good fortune for yourself and
the princess than among the American
people, and, standing In this ancient king
dom before the successor of Ferdinand and
Isabella, I am bound to say youthful
American people, whom I have the honor
to represent.
King Makes Grnelaaa Reply.
The king broke the seal of President
Roosevelt' letter, read It attentively and
then In a moat gracious manner conveyed
hi thanka to the president In behalf of
himself and the Spanish nation.
The audience terminated with in Amer
icans withdrawing.
Mr. Whitridge waa Impressed by the
king's unaffected cordiality and frankneo.
His majesty appeared to, the envoy tj be
much taller than generally supposed and
(Continued on Second Pag.)
The EteriaJ City
Described By
In Next
Action of geerotary of Aartcaltnreln
Constrnrtlnar Sew Building
Under Fire.
WASHINGTON, May 3. What members
of the house committee on appropriations
regard as an absolute disregard of the law
authorising the construction of the new
building for the department of agriculture
Is revealed In the hearings before the com
mittee on the sundry civil appropriation
bill. In 190J congresa appropriated $1.BO0,0O0
for this building. It was tha general un
derstanding that this appropriation was
for the erection of a complete bulldlifg for
the accommodation of . the entire depart
ment. It was
home astonishment
that the members leaified last week that
"somebody" has ordet
of two wings of what
completed building and
have practically exhau;
J the construction
iay be some davy a
that the two wings
ed the Jl.fiOO.OOO ap-
proprlated for a comil"te structure.
The 'wings when completed will, accord
ing to testimony given before the commit
tee, be Inadequate to house the department
force and congress will bt called upon to
appropriate $2,0oti,00e to fill the space be
tween the two wings.
Considerable Irritation was developed
during the hearings before the appropria
tions committee and Secretary Wilson, Dr.
Galloway and officials of tho Agricultural
department were questioned ' concerning
what is said to be a direct violation of law
Involved. ,
Enarlnerr Gardner Test I lea.
When F. S. Gardner, mechanical engineer
of the Department of Agrlcdlture, testified
before tha appropriations committee he was
asked if he knew the limit of cost of the
entire building and replied that he did
that It was ll.5TO.0o0.
Mr. Gardner, continuing, said in reply to
further questions by Mr. Tawney that the
central administration building was not In
cluded In the limit of cost; that It was
not even contemplated as yet, and that It
would have to be appropriated for aU Borne,
future time.
In reply to a question from the chair
man as. to why the department did not con
struct, the building within the limit of cost
fixed byl oongres and In a manner that
would accommodate the department with all
of Its varihus branches as prescribed by
congress, Mr. Gardner answerd that
"they constructed within the limit of cost
exactly, what they needed for their present
work and when their future work comes
up they will have to . put up other build
ings." . .c
Would Retain tj'raaent Bulldlug.v
It developed further from Mr. Gardner'
teatimony that the administrative work of
the department would continue to be car
ried on In the present buildings, although
congresa provided that it should be torn
down. Further than that Mr. Oat-dorr
said that the two wings In question were
being constructed "for laboratory pur
Do you know." asked Mr. Tawney,
"who is responsible for the plan of lh-
building that is now being erected tlrat
was authorized, accepted and approved?"
"The secretary of agriculture," answered
Mr. Gardner.
Mr. Gardner then testified that $37,000
worth of useless work had been done tn
order that the site for the building might
be moved forty feet.
On whose recommendation was the
change made?" asked Mr. Tawney
'There was a meeting at the While
House and It was decided by the secretary
and the president that the huijdlng should
be moved and also a representative of the
park commission," replied Mr. Gardner.
Mr. Wilson on the- taad.
Secretary of Agriculture . Wilson waa
questioned at some length by the com
mittee and made a long prepared state
ment In defense of the present construc
tion. "How can you Justify your position?'1
asked Chairman Tawney.
"When you made your plan. If you be
came satisfied that $1,600,000 wa not enough,
I should have thought you wonld have
informed congress before going on with
the plan you adopted."
"You have a wrong Idea In your mind
there," said Mr. Wilson. "We made a plan
to exhaust 11.50i,ei6. We built In such a
way that congress might add to It, and we
made no plans but for our buildings."
The secretary then went on to detail the
great growth of the department and to de
fend his' course In erecting wings that
might be added to. Instead of erecting one
building as specified by congress.
Dr. Galloway and Mr. Wilson, contradict
ing the testimony of Mr. Gardner, who had
preceded . them. Insisted that the wings
would accommodate the administrative
force, but both admitted that they did not
contemplate tearing down the present ad
ministrative buildings as directed by con
gress. Members of the committee assured Mr.
Wilson that they did not suspect his In
tegrity or take issue with his wisdom at
this time, but that they did not think he
had authority in law for what he had done.
To a suggestion of this kind the secretary
tartly replied:
"You make a law without consulting a
soul In .he Agricultural department with
regard to its necessities. The man who
drafted the law came pretty near the needs
and I made the most of It."
Entire List ItegWtered at 'Frisco
Morgue Is Four Hundred
and Klahteen.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 30.-The remains
of eleven more victim of the lire have been
found, bringing the death list at the morgue
up to 418. Those of Andrew Coleman and
David Cook were found in the ruins of a
tore at 114 Third street. Five bodies were
taken out of the ruins of the Kingsbury
bouse. The first four were those of Louis
Btambler, a tailor, M years of- age, his
wife. Cell, their daughter, Kosle, 10 year
of age, and Stambler's niece. Miss Fannie
Welner, Z3 year of age. Tho fifth body
taken from this building Is unidentified.
The remain of two Chinese were taken
from the ruin in Chinatown. The re
main of Frank Prochaatia, waiter, were
found In a hit nexr the old pustofflce. The
body of a man, supposed to be Fred Ken
pell, wa found la the rear of 11 Third
Packeri Brincrin? Prewar to Bear to Kill
Inspection Amendment
Also Hinted the t'onsamera May Be
rinched Conarcssmnn Sot In
clined to Hack li on
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, May 30.-(Speclal Tele-
grnm.) Telegrams by hundreds are being
received today by members of congress
from the 'cattle raising states urging con
gressmen not to take action on the meat
Inspection, amendment of Senator Bcve
ridge. The Inference which they arc draw
ing from these telegrams Is that the Beef
trust Is threatening the cattle raisers that
If congress makes the trust pay the cost
of inspection the trust will take It out of
the price paid for the cattle. Some of the
legislators familiar with tho methods of
the Beef trust think that the trust would
also turn around and take a double turn
out of the consumers of beef. In fact
It Is known that word has already been
passed around In congress that If the
trust haa to pay the cost of Inspection the
people will have to foot the bill In the In
creased cost of meat products.
It Is safe to suy, however, that these
considerations are not cutting much of a
figure In congress. The thing has gone
too far, It Is asserted, for. congress to
turn backward without raising a storm
of public Indignation. It is quite possible
that the amendment may be changed If it
can be shown that a change Is necessary
to make It court-proof. The most de
termined effort will be made to fix the cost
of Inspection upon the packers and make
It stick, letting the future take care of
the price of cattle and dressed meals.
Some statesmen make the point that if
the Chicago disclosures turn out to be as
startling as they have been hinted, the
Beef trust may be glad enough to do busi
ness at any price that Is reasonable, and
that If the trust does not offer to pay a
fair price for cattle there will soon be
arrangement outside of the trust for
buying them and for .selling them at a
reasonable rate for the public.
The suggestion haa been made that this
very legislation may turn out to be the
beginning of the break-up of the Beef
trust and the return to normal conditions
In cattle buying and meat selling. Rep
resentative know that there is no or
ganization In the country, not excepting
the Standard Oil trust, which Is so hated
by the public a the Beef trust and they
feel that they need not fear to take drastic
action so long ns it is legal.
The engagement of Miss Edna May.
daughter of Mrs. 'Edward Macdonald of
Valentine, Neb., to ' Llentenant N. A.
Wlegcnsteln, Twenty-fifth Infantry. I an
Kansas, , Arkawsaa Territory
Men Accept Offer Mads
by Operators.
KANSAS CITT, May 30 Soft coat miner
of Kansas, Arkansas and Indian Territory,
In conference here today, agreed to accept
the proposition submitted yesterday by the
Southwestern Coal Operators' association.
The agreement must now be ratified by a
referendum vote of the miners, but It Is
believed that today's action will result in
reopening the mines In the state named
by June 10.
The Missouri miners, representing district
No. 25, still stood out for the 1S03 scale
verbatim, which mean a higher propor
tionate rate for machine mining than that
offered by the operators.
The conference was resumed later In Ihe
hopes of persuading Missouri to come into
the agreement
Tim nrrnnmnn t nccenieil hv the Kansas
Arkansas and Indian Territory miners. In- The general assembly of the Tnlted Trr.
d.irt m ,ii.trlr. No 14 and 21. Is that the bytcHan church today signalized Its dlaap-
miners return to work on the 1903 scale and
that a commission of three miners and
three operators and one referee, to be se
lected by the conference, shall consider and
settle all matter embraced In the opera
tors' propositions. The operators are to le
store the wage scale of loS for three years.
This scale Is a slight advance on the price
the miners were receiving when the sus
pension began, but is not so large by about
6 per cent aa they originally demanded.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., May . The miner
and operators' subscale committee today
agreed upon a report which. It Is under
stood, Includes paying the scale of 1903,
machine differentials to remain on a basis
of 7 cents, the miners to recompense oper
ators for extra expense Involved in the
employment of shot firer.
It Is believed the report will be accepted
by both operators and miners.
neanlts of Fire Which Destroy
Armour Elevator Stored with
Small Grain.
CHICAGO, May SO. Fire early today de
stroyed Armour A Co.' elevator "V,"
landing along a slip extending from tha
outh branch of the river at Flsk street.
With the elevator were destroyed L000.600
bushels of wheat, corn and oats. Four
men employed In the elevator, were hurt,
one fatally, soon after the fire started,
when a series of explosions caused by igni
tion of the dust, spread the flames through
out the building. The loss la estimated,
roughly, at from $500,000 to ' more than
$1,000,0(0. In addition, fifteen car, filled
yesterday with grain, were on the track
by the elevator and these were destroyed.
Switch engines were hurried to the switch
track and 160 car were hauled out of dan
ger. Within half an hour after the sounding
of the first alarm, five special call had
been sent In and sixty engine, some from
as far north a Lakevlew, together with
the fireboata Queen, Yosemite and Illinois,
were summoned to the scene. The men
were obliged to get nearly all their water
from the slip, no water plugs being within
available distsnce.
Howard B. Haven and Mis Mabel Vlrk
er were married Monday night at the
home of the bride' parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. If. Vlers, 3il5 Templeton street, by
Rev. Benjamin F Plffenbaeher. The bride
was attended by Miss Unima L. Monnorke
and the beat man w .a Clarence K. Wal-
roth. Th ruoins --re prettily decorated
with palms and r ut flowers. The bride'
gown waa whiir mad'- prim-ess and le
curried a shuwer bouquet of l.rli.-'a na s.
After the ceremony and lecpil'm Ihe
young cuople left fur a wsek's l:t wUu
th tii(i:t ct the groom.
Fair aad Cooler Thursday. Friday
Temperature at Omaha lesterdayi
Hoar. Dea. Hour. Ie.
It a. m .VI 1 p. an...... TM
a. m tm 2 p. m NO
T a. m AT H p. m "1
Ma. m ti-2 4 p. m
n a. m 7 B p. sa sill
lO a. tn Tt p. m Tit
It a. in T4 T p. m TH
12 tn Ttt H p. tm 711
O p. m T8
Chairman of Panama Commission
Addresses the Atlanta Com
mercial t'lnu.
ATLANTA. Ga May 30. Theodore P.
Rhonts. chairman of the Panama Canal
commission, was the guest today of At
lanta friends. He delivered two addresses.
The first was at the dedication of a new
building at Agnes Scott Institute, a col
lege for women in Decatur, a suburb of
Atlanta. The second was delivered this
evening before the chamber of commerce,
In which he spoke of the relations of the
south to the Panama canal. Me took strong
grounds In advocacy of the lock canal sys
tem. Mr. Shonts said that between the time
of the selling of the supplies which will
enter Into the construction of the lanama
canal and the period when the opening of
the canHl will result In the development of
the country, a gulf Is fixed. How great
and how wide that gulf Is will depend on
the type of canal selected. Mr. Rhonts
spoke In favor of a lock canal, as recom
mended by the minority of the consulting
board, and endorsed by the canal commis
sion. He said In conclusion:
The practical question for all section
of the couatry Is how long shall we wait
before we can enter upon the period of de
velopment which the opening of tho cnnal
will bring to the' country ? I am not sur
prised that European countries are In
different to the early completion of this
cnnal. I am not surprised that they are
Indifferent as to how much this canal may
cost our government. I am not surprised
tnat tney can view calmly an inoennite
postponement of the opening of this great
water way. They are neither paying tha
bills nor with their commerce and Industries
suffer - by waiting for the completion of
this undertaking. Rut 1 am surprised that
those who are supposed to represent the
best interests of the American people should
try to throw ohstaclea In the way of realiz
ing tho benefits of this work at the earliest
possible date. When we can get a he'ter
canal for less money and receive the bene
fits ourselves, why wait; why make it a
heritage to our children, with the pnssl
blllty of their being deprived of Its liene
flts through some unforeseen contingency?
I have eiioken of a gulf. Now, how wide
that gulf shall be depends on the people.
Do you want to reap the benefit of this
undertaking yourselves, or do you want to
transmit a hope to your children or your
cmiaren s cnnuren?
Later In the evening Mr. Shonts waa
entertained at a dinner tendered by fifty
I'nlted Presbyterian Aascm bir a ppro
. prlatea f!3,Oon for Different De
partments and Adjourns.
. RICHMOND. Ind., May 30.-Flnal d
journment was taken by the general
assembly of the I'nlted Presbyterian church
this evening. Before adjourning. Various
appropriations for the coming year were
made as follows:
Foreign missions, $227,S75; home missions,
$189,000; freedmen' mission. INS.OOO; church
extensions, $73. "00; education and colleges,
$45,000; educational and beneficiary funds,
$a.(Xfl; ministerial relief, Slft.fKiO; genernl
assembly funds, $L2.0tn: publication funds,
St.ODrt. Total appropriation, $6?M7o. an In
crease of $i,200 over last year.
It waa stated that $75,000 was needed for
the relief of the denomination's Interests
in California. A committee of seven was
named to co-operate with other Kngllsh
speaking denominations In North America
to secure a uniform vemlon of the Bible.
The constitution of the church waa
amended so that women are eligible as
proval of tobacco by refusing to confirm the
nomination of Rev. John A. Burnett of Mon
mouth., 111., aa general secretary of the
Young People's society. Rev. M. Burnett
is a minister held In high esteem, but he
does not share the belief of the fabled
"little Robert Reed," that tobacco Is a
filthy weed. He enjoys a good smoke.
Therefore Rev. W. W. Ijiwrence of
Bellevue, III., wa chosen general secre
Twelfth Annaal Council on Arbltra
tloj Gathers, with Rotable
' I.arge Attendance.
LAKE MOHONK. N. T., May Su.-The
twelfth annual Lake Mohonk conference
on International arbitration opened today,
with an attendance of SQ0 diplomats. Jurists,
congressmen, clergymen, educator, editor
and philanthropist.
The opening address wa delivered by
Albert K. Smiley. Mr. Smiley waa fol
lowed by ex-Secretary of State John W
Foster, who delivered hi adresa aa presi
dent of the conference.
The following officer were chosen: Pres-
dent. John W. Foster, Washington, D. C;
ocretary, Clinton Roger Woodruff, Phila
delphia; permanent corresponding aecre
tary, P. H. Phillips, Lake Mohonk. N. T.;
treasurer, Alexander C. Wood, Camden,
N. J.; business committee, John Stlnees,
Providence, R. I., chairman; publication
committee. Dr. Benjamin F. Trueblood,
Boston, chairman; press committee. Allien
K. Hoyt, Albany, chairman; finance com
mlttee, Warner Van Norden, New York,
Dr. Benjamin F. Trueblood of Boston
gave a review of the last year's work of
the conference. Thl waa followed by ,a
discussion of the czar' recent Invitation to
the second Hague peace conference, led
by Judge J. Sllness of Providence, R. I.,
In which the omission from the proposed
program of the limitation ,of reduction of
armament wa criticized by several speak
Level at Chicago Varies Four Feet
One to Atmosphcrle
CHICAGO, May $0. The lake level today
varied a much aa four feet, going from
two feet below dutum to two feet above.
The boat room of the life saving statldn
i al the mouth of ihe Chicago river, which
hud never been wet during the heaviest
storms on the lake, was flooded to a depth
I "f Mx Inches.
liie aeichcM wa attributed by veas.lmen
a su!drn sl.f'l In . tiie wind. coti.l-d
with a rapid i tmite III tils barometric
pressure. No dn.n to shiiping kii
iul td.
Heaven Emllet While Living. Hero Pay
Tribute to Nation's Dead.
I Grand Armj Holdi Exeroiie tt Haneoom
l P ark Before Tbousands.
Impressive Military Requiem Haa ii Cele
brated at Holj tiepuloher.
High School Cadets and Yeuac
Veterans of Spanish War Pa r
llrlpate la tha Oraad
Army A fairs.
Heaven could not have given a fairer
ky thsn that which smiled upon the
services of Decoration day this year. Th
morning opened bright and fair, with cool
ing breeze which made a coat just com
fortable enough. No sign of rain waa
visible, and as the un rose to the zenith
and traveled down again, the cloud did
tint com tho n-h.,l rlnu thua fulfllllnv th
promise, of the early morning.
Such Klyslan weather brought out
crowds of people to scatter flower on in
resting place of the country's soldier
dead and to listen with uncovered bead to
the exercises In homage to heroes' name.
A early aa S o'clock they could be seen
here and there In the cemeteries with
floral trlbutea In their hands to place upou
the graves. By noon the cemeteries had
become cities, of tho living a well aa of
the dead. When evening had oorae, and
the visitors had gone away, they were left
beautiful with flowers and flag.
Porches and window all over th city
were decorated with flogs and the na
tional emblem flew from many a flagpole
In the business district. Two flags at half
mast were furled on top of the federal
The day was celebrated by two large
gathering. From 10 o'clock to noun serv
ices were held at the Holy Sepulcher ceme
tery, under the auspices of the Knight
of Columbus, ending with the consecra
tion of the graves by Bishop Scauneil. In
the afternoon Hanseom park was filled
with persona who came to see th tattered
remnant of the army In blue and listen to
the words and music In praise of the
others of the army who have answered
their laat roll call.
G. A. R. at (he Graves.
Early Wednesday morning detail from
Cusur, Grant and Crook post,. Grand
Army of ti e Republic, and their respective
Woman' Relief corps auxiliaries went to
the several cemeteries by special convey
ance to strew flower on th grave of.
the soldier dead. - The Ladle of th Grand
Army of the Republic conducted tbetc
ritual of. decorating the graves of the
. soldiers t the Soldiers'. Circle In Forest
Lawn cemetery In the afternoon, assisted
by a number of scriool children, thl com
prising the only part that the Ladle of
the Grand Army of the Republic took In
the day'a proceedings, except being present
In a body at the military high mass cere
monies at Holy Sophulcher cemetery
In the morning. At 5 p. m. thl
organization carried out the ceremony
of strewing flowers on the water In mem
ory of the dead burled at sea, at the Doug-
la street bridge. ,.k . .
Following the strewing of flower at
the cemeteries, the details returned in
time to participate In th military mas
requiem service at Holy Sepulcher ceme
tery, given under the auspices of the
Knights of Columbus.
Formation of Pnrade.
The afternoon ' service began with th
formation of the parade at 1:30 o'clock
on Capltol avenue and Sixteenth street.
Rome little delay wa caused as Is usual
In getting the parade In position, but It
started promptly at 2 o'clock with E. W.
Johnson aa marshal of the day, and George
Rathbun and N. K. Vanhuser aa aide. In
the following order:
Two Platoon of Police.
Marshal of the Day and Aide. -Thirtieth
U. 8. Infantry Band.
Two Battalions Thirtieth Infantry. .
Company L S. Signal Corps Major E. 'O.
reenei commending.
Nebraska National Guards
Company U, second Regiment Cap- -
tain O. D. Falconer commanding.
Company L, First Keglm t Captain
;W. B. Baehr commanding.
Company I. Hecond Regiment Lieu
tenant Julius Wllg commanding.
Battalion Omaha letter Carrier.
High School Cadet Band.
First and Second Battalions High School
Cadets Captain It. It. 8togsdail, U.
H. A., commanding.
Drum Corps.
Grand Armv of.the Republic
George A Custer Poet No. I.
' Dahlgren Post, Papilllon.
V. H. Grant Post No. 110.
George (.'rook Post No. 2t2.
Veterans Spanish-American and Phlllp
. pin Wars.
Chairman of the Day, J. B. Cramer.
Speaker of the Day, Hon. J. L Webster.
Brigadier General T. J. Wint and Staff.
Colonel E. B. Pratt, Thirtieth Infantry,
and Htsff.
Mayor and City Council.
Board of Education.
Park Commissioner.
County Grnclaia.
l.lac of March,
Th line of march was from Sixteenth
and Capltol avenue outh on Sixteenth to
Douglas, east to Fourteenth, south to Far
iam,v west to Twenty-eighth, south to
Leavenworth, west to Twenty-ninth, south
to Hickory and west to Hanseom park.
At Twenty-ninth and Woolwoith avenua
was a large body of veterans In waiting to
Join Che parade Into the park, being unable
to bear the fatigue of th longer march.
The parade marched to the unknown
grav plot south of the apeakei' stand,
where a temporary monument commemo
rating a soldier' grave had been erected.
The parade formed a hollow square about
this plot, the ritual exercise taking part
within th enclosure. The proceedings her
opened with a dirge by Ihe Thirteenth In
fantry band, after which Captain T. A.
Crelgh of Grant post called the roll of th
dead veterans of Douglas county of 'the
last year. A memorial song was then ren
dered by the T. K. quartet, Major Miller,
a veteran of Vlrkshurg, read Llnooln' ad
dress at Gettysburg, which was followed
with another aelectlon by the band, whan
the ritual ervlce of the Woman' Relief
Corp wa carried out with Impressive
solemnity. The women participating In th
ervlce wtre: Mr. Thomas Hull, a presi
dent; Mrs. Allen, senior vie president;
Mr. Walker, as Junior vice president; Mr.
Prlngle, a secretary, and Mr, tlrysnt, a
Hock of Age.
Then followed the s.i!g, "Kock of Ags "
The rliual service by t.c irttid Army of
t'.e hepiiblie followed and was cvn-i iried
by Commander A. Lotnner, J. L li. i t
or u ol tl.e iy aid l.a. T. A,