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Millard of Omaha and Gov
ernor Dietrich.
Thompson and Rosewater Withdraw
From the Contest.
On Joint Ballot Each Receive* Sev
enty Vote*, the Fall Republi
can Strength.
Lincoln, Neb., March 28.—After a dead
lock of 2 4 months the republicans of the
Nebraska legislature to-day nominated J.
H. Millard of Omaha and Governor
Charles H. Dietrk-h of Hastings for the
long and short terms, respectively, in the
United States senate.
A Joint sesion of the legislature at noon
ratified the caucus nominations. Each
received 70 votes, the full republican
Mr. Millard will succeed Senator Thurs
ton and Governor Dietrich is the succes
sor of the late Senator Hayward.
If there had been no choice to-day, Ne
braska would not have been represented in
ihe United States senate.
When the republican caucus adjourned
late last night, the deadlock was appar
ently as firm as ever. On reassembling
this morning, the men that had probably
prevented a nomination of D. E. Thomp
son several days ago, began going over to
Crounse, but they could not muster
enough votes to nominate him.
Mr. Thompson finally announced his de
cison to withdraw from the contest for
the short term and he suggested that his
followers take up Governor Dietrich.
Immediately Edward Rosewater of Oma
ha, candidate for the long term, an
nounced his withdrawal, and he suggested
that his friends take up Mr. Millard.
Meiklejohn also withdrew.
Two ballots were then taken. On the
first Governor Dietrich received 67 votes
and his nomination was made unanimous.
Crounse received 35 and Millard 39.
When the second ballot was half finished
several changes were made to Millard,
and when Crounse finally withdrew before
the completion of the vote, Millard's
nomination was declared unanimous.
Tlie X«w Senators.
Joseph. H. Millard and Charles H. Diet
rich are both bankers. Neither has been
prominent in politics until within the last
year. - r^*£-.
Senator-elect Millard was born in Ham
ilton, Canada, in 1836. He came to Ne
braska at the age of 20, and since has been
a resident of Omaha. He was the founder
of the Omaha National bank, of which
he is still the president. He was for
many years a director of the Union Pa
cific railroad, but he has not been con
nected with the road under, the new or
ganization. He has never held a public
office of any kind.
Charles H. Dietrich is the president of
the German National bank of Hastings.
He was born at Aurora, 111., in 1853 and
came to this state in 1887. Prior to his
nomination for governor on the repub
lican ticket last year, he had never been
in politics.
Governor Savage.
Governor Dietrich's election will raise
Lieutenant Governor Savage to the office
of governor. j
The Deciding Ballot.
The deciding ballot in the joint session
was: Millard, 70; Dietrich. 70: Allen.
58: W. H. Thompson, 52; Hitchcock, 8;
Berge, 2.
Millard In Surprised.
Omaha, March 28.—'My selection as one I
of the United States senators from Ne
braska comes to me as a surprise," said
J. H. Millard. "I was not a candidate.
Mr. Hanna had nothing to do with my
St. JLoaig Fair CoinmiaHiou Is Nearly
Washington, March 28.—The president
still lacks one name of completing the
St. Louis exposition commission. The
eight men elected are ex-Senators Carter,
Mcßride, Thurston and Lindsay, ex-Rep
resentatives Allen of V: —issippi and
Glynn of New York, T t Northrop
of Minnesota and E. S Arkansas.
The ninth appointee wit] be a republi
can, and the contest is said to lie between
F. A. Betts of Connecticut, C. N. Miller
of Indiana and another man.
Friends Advise Him Not to
Print His Book.
President Has Not Decided What to
Do With Aguinaldo.
President. It I» Said, Haa Stated
That He In on the I.Ui of
From Th« Journal JBurevu, Room 4S, fott
Building, Waahinuton.
Washington, . March —Information
comes from the war department that Gen
eral Miles has decided not to make any
reply to the attack on him in a chapter
of General Russell A. Alger's history of
the Spanish-American war, which was
printed in the February number of an
eastern magazine. It is the chapter about
embalmed beef. Nearly two months have
elapsed since it was published. When
General Miles read it he stated that he
would prepare an answer. Since then his
friends have advised him that the wisest
course would be to ignore the whole mat
ter, and he abides by their advice. He is
in New York to-day.
General Alger's book is awaited with
great curiosity, not only by officials of
th-e war department and army officers
here in Washington, but by administra
tion people generally. The bitter tone of
the published chapter only edged their
curiosity. Whatever may have been the
concensus of opinion just after the chap-
ter appeared, the prevailing sentiment, at
least in Washington, is that General Al
ger would be quite as wise as General
Miles if he would make up his mind not
to print the book.
It was stated to-day by an army officer
who knows General Alger well that some
of his best friends have actually been
using their influence with him to sup-
press the book. He added that this was
no secret in war department circles. They
have been telling him that its publica
tion, if the published chapter is a sam
ple, might turn the tide of public senti
ment against him, rather than for him.
and that anyhow he would lose nothing in
point of regard by the country if it was
never published.
When General Alger's secretary was in
Washington iv January, he said the gen
eral's book would be published in Feb
ruary. Aa its now nearly April, and as it
is not out yet, Washington is beginning
to conjecture whether or not it is being
held back.
Neither the president nor Secretary
Root has considered the question of what
is to be done with Aguinaldo, now that he
has been captured. Suggestions were
made to Mr. McKinley to-day by his call
ers, but he told them all that he had not
made up his mind as to the course of pro
cedure. He will wait further advices from
Judge Taft and General Mac Arthur.
Some of the president's callers, like
Senator Hawley, favored confinement in a
strong prison on the island of Guam, where
several Filipinos havealready been sent by
General Mac Arthur. Special precautions
should be taken, in their opinion, to pre
vent an escape. No one suggested that
Aguinaldo be executed, as that would
probably lead to a revulsion of feeling on
the part of some of his former followers,
who are now friendly to the United States
and are doing all they can to bring about
peace in the Philippines.
Another suggestion was made that
Aguinaldo be asked to aid the Philippine
commission ot secure the surrender of
guerrilla bands now infesting the islands.
Senator Nelson called on President Mc-
Kinley to-day to urge the appointment cf
the men recommended by the Minnesota
delegation for positions in the army. He
also talked about President Northrop's
appointment as a member of the Louisi
ana Purchase fair commission, and it is
understood, was assured that his name
will be in the list when it is announced
It was thought that the president would
make the appointments to-day, but he did
not do so. The time in which he can act
is growing shorter. The act provides that
the commission shall be appointed in
thirty days after approval by the president
He signed the bill on March 2 and there
fore has until next Tuesday to complete
his list.
—H. C. Stevens.
AViiNliiimton Small Talk.
Postmasters appointed to-day: Minnesota
Lake, Faribault county, D. J. Townsend.
lowa—Amador. Wapello county. W. L. Carey.
Montana—Cebo, Carbon county, N. P. John
son. South Dakota—Farnsworth, Sanborn
county, G. E. Rhodes.
Representative Stevens saw Supervi=ir,<*
Architect Taylor to-day about the St Paul
public building. He was told that Hennessey
Aggy—Here comes that Kansas crowd. That does settle it.
& Cox, the contractors for the addition, had
consented to assume tbe contract for the com
pletion and that they will go to work on it as
noon as building operations can be begun in
that city. As to remodeling the old building,
Mr. Taylor says that he will be in St. Paul
in the latter part of June or early in July,
when he will make an inspection and decide
upon the improvements necessary to fit it up
tor government uses. It is proposed to put
the collectors of internal revenue and cus
toms in the old building, leaving the other
government officers in the new quarters.
Caleb Powers and James Howard
Will Be Tried Again.
Court of Appeals Holds the Taylor
Pardon Xot Valid and the
Indictment Good.
Frankfort, Ky., March 28.—The court of
appeals to-day granted new trials to Caleb
Powers and James Howard, sentenced to
life imprisonment and death, respective
ly, in connection with the shooting, in
February, 1900, of Governor William Goe-
In the Howard case the entire court
concurred, but in the Powers decision
Judges Hobson, Painter and White dis
The decision in the Powers case holds
the Taylor pardon not valid, that the in
dictment is good, but orders a new trial
on the ground of erroneous instructions to
the jury and admission of incompetent
testimony. The Howard case is reversed
because of erroneous instructions, incom
petent evidence admitted in the trial and
other minor points.
Clever Scheme to Defeat the
Gross Earnings Bill Is
Now in Pickle.
The opposition to the railroad gross
earnings bill has one more card up Its
sleeve which it will play when the bill
comes up as a special order to-morrow
morning. Some enemy of the bill ■will
propose an amendment raising the rate of
taxation from 4 to 5% per cent. Mr.
Jacobson's figures show that in order to
pay in proportion to other property, the
railroads should pay from 5 to 5y 2 per cent
and the 4 per cent bill is only a starter in
order to test the law and establish the
state's right to raise the rate. The op
position will propose this amendment and
will try to have it tacked to the bill,
which would mean certain defeat, as such
a radical change could not command a
The friends of the bill are fully aware
of the plot and are prepared to meet it.
Bribery liuiuirj in Main Quo.
The bribery investigation still hangs
fire, owing to the illness of Mr. Wash
burn's family, which makes it impossible
for him to leave home.
Representative George W. Armstrong, of
Minneapolis, was present tills morning
and was much chagrined to find that he
bad missed a chance of voting on the
gross earnings tax bill yesterday. Not be
ing aware that the bill was to come up he
went to Wasece to try a case. Mr. Arm
strong will vote for the bill to-morrow.
Got. Van Sanl Announces Member*
of State Board.
Governor Van Sant has announced the
appointment of the following board of
state veterinary examiners:
M. H. Reynolds, St. Anthony Park.
S. H. Ward, St. Cloud, reappointed.
C. E. Lyford, Minneapolis.
B. Lambrichts. Montevideo.
Ray W. Jones of Prazee, has been ap
pointed an aide de camp on the govern
or's staff, with the rank of colonel.
Bat He Has Noi Yet Accepted the
Attorney Generalship.
Washington. March 28.—P. C. Knox of
Pittsburg called at the White House to
day, and the following official statement
was made:
The president has invited Mr. Knox to ac
cept the office of attorney general. Mr.
Knox has not yet signified his acceptance
and will not until afteAhis return horns.
All That's Needed Now Is the Sig-
nature of the Governor.
The Governor, It I* Said, Will Treat
Botb Cities Alike—The
Governor Van San^ vill have to decide
upon the most important appointments in ,
his gift within a few days.
The board of control bill was passed in
the house this morning and when the gov
ernor has signed it, he will be empow
ered to appoint the three members of the
board, one to serve for two years, one for
four and one lor six. The men he names
will have absolute authoity in the man
agement of the state prison, state reforma
tory, state training school, school for the
feeble minded and of all the insane hos
pitals. They will also have supervision of
the finances of the university, normal
schools, schools for the blind and the
deaf and the state school at Owatonna.
First Consideration Fitness.
The success of the system depends on
the men Governor Van Sant selects and
the first consideration is fitness. But an
other question confronts him. It is a busi
ness proposition. The board of control
should be composed of men who are not
prejudiced in favor of any set of business
St. Paul Men at Work,
St. Paul, with her usual omnivorous
appetite, has organized a campaign to se
cure a board which will favor the St.
Paul jobbing interests. The scheme is to
get a St. Paul man appointed as one mem
ber of the board, and two country mem
bers, at least, one of whom is favorable
to the St. Paul jobbers. No man from
Minneapolis will go on the board, if St.
Paul can help it.
S. G. Smith Talked Of.
Pressure is already being brought to
bear on the governor in behalf of St. Paul
candidates. Rev. S. G. Smith, a mem
ber of the state board of corrections and
charities, is being urged. Ex-Mayor F.
B. Doran and Ross Clark are also candi
dates. The jobbers have interested St.
Paul politicians and friends from the
country districts in their behalf, and
are determined to land a place.
Mlnneapolitana Not Napping:.
Minneapolis has not been caught nap
ping this time, though St. Paul got a little
better start. The Minneapolis wholesale
merchants have determined to see that
their interests are protected in a matter
of such vast consequence, involving the
purchase of immense supplies yearly. The
local Jobbers have been quite independent
of state business, and St. Paul has always
had the best of it in supplying state in
stitutions, but there is no reason why this
condition should be perpetual and St.
Paul secure an "immortal cinch" on the
state's business by securing control of the
purchasing power.
Dr. l.mi«* Nnint*«l Here.
Minneapolis will not ask that St. Paul
be excluded from the board. It would be
satisfactory to local interests to have a
member from each city to guard local
business interests, and a third member
from the country, unbiased by location,
to hold a fair balance between the other
two. The presence sof a man from each
city on the board would insure a perfect
ly fair treatment of the business houses
of both cities.
Knapp for the Country.
A man who has been highly recom
mended from the country is William H.
Knapp, steward of the Rochester hospital
for the insane, who is acknowledged to
be far and away the best buyer in the
service of any state institution.
The Governor Impartial.
From sources close to the administra
tion it is learned that the governor will
not recognize either city to the exclu
sion of the other. He will either appoint
one from each city and one from the coun
try, or take all three members from out
side the cities. Even such a compromise
would not be fair to Minneapolis, how
ever, or satisfactory to the local jobber*.
The board will have its office in St. Paul,
and its members will live there, unless
one hails from Minneapolis.
Being on the ground, St. Paul jobbers
will have an assured advantage over their
Minneapolis rivals, unless this city is rep
resented [on the board. Even this would
not insure the impartiality of the board,
but it would give Minneapolis considera
tion in the purchase;of supplies for the
state. . The' ideal board would have no
leaning; in any direction, but „ ideal . men
are s scarce, «yen at $3,500 - a year,
Russian Students Ally Themselves
With the Workingmen.
prising Will Be Pnt Down Only by
v Great Loag of Life and
■:,. - Suffering".
New York, March 28.—The World to
day publishes the following, dispatch from
St. Petersburg, dated March 25 and mailed
to Berlin to escape the censor:
The distinguishing and the gravest fea
ture of the present disturbances in Rus
sia is the evidence of an organized com
bination for the first time between the
students and the workingmen, of an ob
stinately revolutionary character.
The government has driven the students
into the arms of the labor party. Bo
golepoff, the minister of public instruc
tion, who was assasinated, was the worst
type of a Russian bureaucrat. His ad
ministration was marked by continual
petty persecution of the students. The
petition prepared by eminent professors
and senators invoking the personal inter
vention of the czar, was another proof
of the panic in official circles, but the
presentation of this petition was pre
vented by higher officials.
Another striking feature of this out
break is the refusal of large numbers of
the dvorniks, or yardmen, who act as a
species of police reserve, to assist the
regular police in repressing the disorders,
thus manifesting sympathy with the peo
There is no doubt that the outbreak
will be quelled eventually, but it will be
done only at an incalculable cost of life
and suffering.
He Should Have Prevented the Out
break of the Student*.
St. Petersburg, Tuesday, March 26. —
It is expected in circles in the confidence
of the government that Lieutenant Gen
eral Kleigel, the prefect of police, will
be given a Siberian governor-generalship,
but the ministerial circular this morning
contained what is regarded as a severe
criticism of Kleigel's policy of making ar
rests after the outbreaks of the student
troubles, instead of forestalling them.
The wrangle with Lieutenant General
Viasemsky in the cathedral, which
caused the resignation of Viasemßky, is
also hurting Kleigel.
It is reported that Grand Duke Vladimir
is organizing a mediation committee to
inquire into the complaints of the
students and trying to persuade them to
A story comes from the hospitals that
nineteen students have already died from
injuries received in the recent riots.
Presumably the wounds were inflicted by
the leaden bullets which the Cossacks are
said to have put on their whips. The
students themselves report only two
deaths, and the mortality statistics do not
give a single death last week except from
Extensive Areas Inundated
by the Waters of the
La Crosse.
Special to The Journal.
La Crosse, Wis., March 28.—Great dam
age is being done in this vicinity from
floods caused by the overflowing of the
La Crosse river. Every year the damage
has been very great, it is feared this
year will break the record. The roads
leading from North La Crosse to Medary
| are all under water, and in some places
great gullies have been washed out.
. A rise of another foot will wash away
farm buildings along the banks of the
river. Dams are being built to protest
property. ■~j&Sfi&
Unless the rise ceases the loss will be
the largest in the history of .this place.
I Boer Commandoe*, a - Thousand
StroiiK, Move to Ornnce River.
Cape . Town. March 28. —Commandant
Kritzinger, Commandant Scheeper and
Commandant ; Vanreenan have joined
forces, and the Boer commandoes, a thou
sand strong, are now moving In the direc
tion of the Orange river via:.Venterstad.
1 Cace Colony.
General Funston Captures the Filipino Leader
and Three of His Staff in a
Daring Exploit
Capture Is Difficult, and One Filipino Major Is
Killed—lmportant Documents Are
Prevailing Opinion Is That This Means the End
of the Insurrection—Views in Wash-
ington and Elsewhere.
Manila, March 2S.—General Funston,
with the assistance of a number of Maca
bebes and some Americans, captured
Aguinaldo, March 23, in the country near
Casiguran, nine miles from Baler, in the
province of Isabella, on the northeast
coast of the island of Luzon. The rebel
leader and three members of his staff are
now in Manila.
Aguinaldo was brought to Manila on
the United States gunboat Vicksburg, was
taken ashore at 3:10 p. m. to-day, and
taken before General Mac Arthur at the
Malacanan palace.
AjKKle Is Cheerful.
He talked freely, but seemed ignorant
concerning recent events. He appeared
to be in good health and was even cheer
ful. He lunched with the officers of Gen
eral Mac Arthur's staff, and was then es
corted to the Anda street jail.
Capture Difficult.
Aguinaldo's capture was attended with
considerable difficulty, an insurgent major
being killed at the time. Twenty rifles
and a number of important papers were
The Plan.
Some months ago letters were captured
by the Americans showing beyond perad
venture that the rebel leader was hiding
in the northeastern part of the island.
General Funston immediately conceived
his bold plan to capture him, which re
ceived General Mac Arthur's approval.
Two weeks ago he started from Manila
with Surgeon Major Harris, Captain Xew
ton of the Thirty-fourth infantry, Lieu
tenant Admire of the Twenty-second in
fantry, Lieutenant Mitchell of the For
tieth infantry, six veteran Americans and
a number of native scouts, all of whom
were selected for -their bravery and ex
tensive knowledge of the country.
General Funston's plan was that after
he and his party had landed as near as
possible to the place where Aguinaldo was
thought to be in hiding, the native scouts
were to pass themselves off as insur
gents, who, having captured General
Funston and the other Americans, were
conveying them to Aguinaldo.
When the supposed prisoners were
brought by their alleged captors before
Aguinaldo, they were to appear in their
true character, seize the Filipino and
make their way back to the coast, where
the gunboat Vicksburg, which conveyed
the party, was to await their return.
Secretary Root Says He Will Be
Treated Like Other Prisoners.
Washington, March 28. —The press re
ports of the capture of Aguinaldo by Gen
eral Funston were confirmed by General
Mac Arthur at Manila in the following ca
blegram to Adjutant General Corbin:
:"." * " "":
: General Funston has just re- :
: turned from expedition to Pala- :
: nan, province of Isabella, where :
: he captured Aguinaldo, who is :
: now in my possession at Malaca- :
: nan. Particlars later. :
Malacanan is General Mac Arthur's head
quarters and residence in Manila.
Secretary Root said this morning that he
could make no statement as yet as to the
disposition of Aguinaldo. He supposes he
will be treated as other prominent in*
surgents that have been captured.
When asked if Funston would be re-«
warded by promotion, the secretary said
that Question had not been considered.
Admiral Remey at Manila has cabled the
navy department as follows:
: Cavite, March 28.—Bureau of :
: Navigation, Washington: The :
: Vicksburg sailed, Bth, with Gen- :
: eral Funston and eighty-three :
: Maccabebes aboard on expedition :
: to capture Aguinaldo. Returned :
: to-day. Aguinaldo and three :
: .staff officers captured and dcliv- :
: ered to custody of General Mac- :
: Arthur. —Remey. :
Secretary Long Votes the Help of thai
Washington, March 28.—Secretary Long
suggested that the moral effect of Aguin
aldo's capture would be Quite as much as
the brilliancy of the exploit. He consid
ered it one of the most significant features
of the affair that the natives themselvea
had been instrumental in bringing about
the capture. Their willingness to go into
the heart of Aguinaldo's stronghold indi
cated that they felt that there was no
longer any real danger to be apprehended
from Aguinaldo's strength. This was a
significant evidence that the insurrection.
had lost its vitality among the people
themselves. To this sentiment was now
added the loss of the ostensible head of
the insurrectionary movement, which
would doubtless exert far reaching influx
ence upon tne native mind.
"What will be done to Aguinaldo?" Mr.
Long was asked.
"It is a little early to say," responded
the secretary. "I should say that he should
be spanked with a shingle."
Funston Was Kept in the Philips
pines to Capture Aguinaldo.
Washington, March 28.—1t has been tha
opinion of the military authorities for a
long time that Aguinaldo was doing more
than all the other agencies combined to
keep the rebellion in the Philippines aliva
and every energy was directed to compass
his capture. Long before Funston made
the attempt he was selected by the au
thorities here as the officer who might
accomplish it. General Funston intended
some time ago to return to the United
States, but by direction of the war depart
ment he was detained in the Philippine*
in the hope that a contingency might arise
to give him the opportunity to test his
Senator Teller Says the Insurrec-
tion Will Go On.
Denver, March 28.—United States Sen
ator Henry H. Teller said regarding tha
capture of Aguinaldo:
The capture is important, of course. It It
valuable to eliminate him from further oper
ations in the Philippines, but I am sorry ta
say that his capture will not close the war.
by any means. I am of the opinion that we
shall still have difficulties there, because of
the general sympathy of the people, according
to General Mac Arthur's statement, with tha
insurgents. General Mac Arthur has reported
that the people are united against us, and £
am afraid that true.
Lieutenant Admire Also Once LtvecJ
in Fnmton'i State.
Guthrie, Oklahoma, March 28. —Governor
Stanley of Kansas, said:
I am more than, glad to know that a Kan*

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