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ESTABLISHED JUXE 39 , 1873. OMAHA , WEDNESDAY aKXRltfhTG , A PHIL 21 , 181)7. ) :3L13 : COPY FIVE CENTS. L . = l = VICTORY FOR GREECE Hellenes Oaptu.ro and Burn Damasi After a Desperate Battle. SOLDIERS DISPLAY GREATEST BRAVERY i'urks at that Point Are Completely and Finally Repulsed. CONFLICTING REPORTS FROM. MILOUNA Sultan's Forces Said to Have Commenced Shelling Tyraavo. EUROPEAN POWERS MAY INTERVENE HiiN/ilnii MlnlNii-r AnkH Thorn Io Ob- wervt * tin KxM-ctmil AUHuile In CUM i- lMdivriirrlnn Ant Ion fur 11 Truce. ATHENS , April 20. The news of tlio cap ture of Damasi has put n new complexion upon the situation on the frontier , Is a great encouragement to the government and Is likely ( o have the most exhilarating effect upon the spirits of the Greeks , who had been greatly depressed by the reverses of their troops at Mllounu Pass. This success , and the fact that the fall of Prevesa seems Immi nent , virtually offsets the calamity of Mllouna. If the Greek divisions effect u union t Damasi , as Is expected , there Is almost nothing In the way of the Immediate advance to Elassona. If Tyrnavo falls Into thu liandd of Edhem Pasha and the Turkisli troops sweep down upon the plain and ad vance to Larltssa to meet the force conccn- tiiitcd there under the crown prince , they will be between two grand divisions of the Greek army. This seems to have been the object of Greek strategy. Should the Greeks succeed In reducing the forts nt Prcvcsa , as now seems probable , and occupy the town with the large land force co-i-pGiatlng with the bombarding war ships , the- road to Janlna would be open and the Turkish troops In Eplrus placed at the most sellout ; dlxadvantage. The situation In the vnlloy of Prcvcsa of the Turkish division In Albany Is that BO long as 11 remains in the hands of the Turks It makes possible a steady line of munitions and food supplies. With Prevesa In the hands of the Greeks this line would be promptly cut , and It would be prac tically ImpOFslble to revictual the Turkish troopB by the long route through .Macedonia. On the other hand , the Greek troops could bo rovlutnalc.il by sea. PLANS OF THE FLEET. H Is stated here In well Informed circles that the eastern squadron or the Greek fleet , which will shortly bo reinforced by the Iron- : lnd Spetzla , Is planning an Important move ment . This IB probably directed against Sal- onlca. If this Io made with despatch , it la quite possible that the Greek ships could reach the gulf and shell the town of Salonlea before the Aegean squadron of the Turkish fleet could Intervene. The object of such a bombardment would be to cut off the Macedonian line of supplies to Edhem Pasha's camp at Elassona. Should the Greek troops advance from Demasl to Elas- Bona , the line of Turkish supplies could be tut at that point and render the naval move ment unnecessary. And It Is possible that the brilliant success at Damasi will cause i modification In the program of the Greeks. Taking a general survey of the field tonight ( midnight ) the fortunes of war thus far are pretty evenly divided , but the chances for the Immediate future are decidedly In favor of the Greeks. cnics T.VICU AMI IH.IIX DAMASI. FiMit IH Aiini llKlnil Aflor ncHprrntr Kluhtlnu In ( lnil l.ocnllty. ATHENS , April 20. ( Midnight. ) News has Just reached hero that the Greeks , after a desperate buttle , have captured and burned Damitsl. Vlgla Is still resisting. Another di vision of tlie Greei ; troops , it Is reported , has traversed tinRevenl Pass and captured three block houses. Tills division has al most reached Damasi , where It will effect a union with the force that captured the town. The 20,000 troops under General Smolenltz displayed the greatest bravery. Revenl lies twelve miles northwest of Larlssa. Edhem Parlia , with a furce variously istlmated at riom 10,000 to 1-1,000 troops , led seven as saults agalnit It yesterday , but all were re- piiltcd by the Greek- . ' . Crown Prince Constantine stantino has telegraphed here that tlie Turks nt that point were completely and llnally re- pulsed. In Athens greater attention has been paid to the operations in the neighborhood of Rovenl than to those at Mllouna Pnfs. The theory all along has been that If the Greeks could establish themselves at Damasl their road would lie open to Elafsunn. ' The exact ti'tnutlon at Tyrnavo Is some what In doubt. The news from that point Is conflicting , but there Is no confirmation of the rumor that the place has been captured tiy the Turks. What seema to have happened Is thnt Tyrnavo was evacuated In order to send troops forward to Revenl and was then reoccuplcd by troops returning from Mllouna. MILOUNA PASS , April 20. ( Evening. ) The Turks have Just commenced to shell the town of Tyrnuvo. All the roads leading to Krlssa art,1 crowded with fugitives , phoutlng "Rfservrs. don't try conclusions with the Turks. " ' The Greek towns In the plain are com pletely deeerted. . / - . - EARLIER A'DVICES. MILOUNA PASS. April 20. ( Morning. ) Active preparations for a general advance liavw been In progress since daybreak. Dur ing the- night the Greeks established thom- ft'lvetf on .the last height near Tyrnavo , op posite tlii > pott It Ion which the Turks captured Inst evening. Nechut Pasha opened the at tack upon this position this morning with a brlslt firing from behind tlio defenses. The combatants have not yet come Into close iiuartois. The Greeks brought up several pieces of artillery , which were speedily pllenced. Thu Greeks are now concentrated near Tynnvo , whether In great Htrcngth or not Is not known IUTI * . Greek reinforcements have been seen crossing the pluln In the direction of Tyrnavo , Three batteries of Turkish artillery have arrived from Monastlr. Grunkotf 1'aslia U now with thn TurkUh troops. CONSTANTINOPLE , April 20. Edhem Pasha 'ban wired the i-nltan that lie gained mveral notable victories yestenloy , occupy , lug nil the fortified position ; commanding Tyrnavo. IK- reports that the Greeks cvacn- jtiM ( heir camp , leaving behind thirty caeca of cartridges and many rifles. The Turks , lie HUM , have retaken Vollt/.ko , which the J nrcelis surprised and captured on the first day of frontier aggression , The Turkish commander at Janlna an * nouiu-es that the Greek fleet which has been bombarding Provem 1ms been compelled to retire , one dlvlnlon withdrawing to thu In terior of ( he gulf and thu larger Ironclads lutslile tnlllng for the Islands of Paxo and ranctu Laura. An olllclal telegram from Zanthl asserts .hat thu Greeks \\lio landed a | Etculhropoll ml i cached Oojralt ncur the railway were attacked and defeated by Turkish troopi and peasants , and that 100 Greeks wi > ru killed. A second Turkish squadron 1'ft the Golden Horn this afternoon for the Dardanelles. R consists of the Ironclad Orhanlon , the mon itor Illfalralaran , the corvette Maneoura , five UirpsJo boats and four steamers which have boon converted Into crulrcra. I'rlnco ' Mavrocorduto , the Greek minister u Turkey , has imlled for Athena. All the am- baseailors except the German ambassador went to the quay to bid him farewell. POWERS MAY INTERVENE. LONDON , April 20. A telegram to the Times from St. Petersburg says that Count Muravleff , the Russian foreign minister , has dispatched a circular note to the powers , advising them to observe an expectant at titude , In case cither Turkey or Greece should request Intervention. The correspondent un derstands that all the powers have agreed to continue to hold Crete with the forces al ready there. A dispatch to the Times from Cairo says The Turkish government has called upon the khedlvc to expel all Greeks from Egypt. As the Greeks number 60,000 and are the chief promoters of commerce and trade thcli removal Is desired by none save the oh' Turkish party. It Is probable that France will undertake to protect them , and thus the expulsion will bo avoided , A dispatch to the Morning Post fron Constantinople says that the report that the Greek volunteers have cut the Salonlea rail way near Knvnla Is not confirmed. Hut tlu Greeks have occupied Mltylens and Chins after a sharp engagement with the * Turklsl troops. ATHENS , April 20. An official dlspatcl from Arta says that nfter crorslng the Arac- tlios nt Hani , the Greeks occupied the vil lages of Ncokhorl and Snkhlkalama , where they strongly entrenched themselves. Colonc Mnnos Is now advancing northward In the direction of Paraskovl. The Greeks repulsci an attempt of the Turks to crors the bridge at 10 o'clock this morning. A number ol Greeks , among them several olllccrs , were killed , and others were wounded. FIKIICI3 IIATTI.K AT TUVXAVO. .SlllllMl'N l'l > rCH' Sl-l'lll ( II HllVI * lllV AilvniidiKi * Ovi-r I IniriM'liN. . ( Cojiyrlflit. lkS7 , by the AfoelatiMl 1'iess. ) ELASSONA , April 19. ( Headquarters of 1U3 Turkish army In Macedonia ) Night : The Turkish army this afternoon began cannon ading Tyrnnvo , the Greek town to the north- went of Larissa , and only about ten miles from the Greek headquarters , the Greeks having fallen back upon Tyrnavo. The whole chain of mountains from Tchalssza to the Milouna pass Is now In possession of the Turks. The last brush on the bills was very brief , the Greeks making but little re sistance. The Turks have captured several prisoners. Including an Italian volunteer. The dash of the Turks Is Irresistible. It Is expected that a general advance of the Turkish army will take place tomorrow ( Tuesday ) morning. The correspondent of the Associated press at tlio Turkish headquarters in Macedonia has just fpeiH sixteen hours In the saddle with the advince line of Edhem Pasha's troops. During Sunday night the Tunes strength ened the positions which they had captured from the Greeks , but at sunrise it was deen that the Greek forces had retire ; ! , except from a hill which was occupied by the Greek rear guard. GREEK RESISTANCE FEEHLE. Dcsultoiy firing took place all the morning and finally at 1 p. m. to.lay ( Monday ) Hairl Pasha sent four battalions to drive the enemy from the hill referred to. In twenty min utes -It was all over. The resistance ot the Greeks was feeble and many of them sur rendered to the Turks. Trie prisoners were mostly young and sturdy men. After the capture of the last Greek position the Turks advanced , singing as they marched forwarii , and occupied all the remaining height ? . On reaching the summit of the hills of Tyrnavo , the Greek frontier town situated about ten miles from Larlssa. the Turks otxservcd that the Greeks were occupying a small hill from which they fired but feebly at the Turks. Finally two Turkish mountain batteries were brought up to the summit , of ' the hill occupied'by the Turks and from that position began bombarding Tyrnavo. Under cover of this fire the Turkish infantry ad vanced and captured a spur opposite the Greek blockhouse. Orders were given to the Turks at G o'clock to take the blockhouse by assault. This movement was brilliantly effected twenty minutes later. The Greek prisoners say that the Greek army has al ready lost heart. The situation at present is that the Turks have possession of all the commanding heights between their headquarters and the Greek headquarters at Lariasa , with the exception of Tyrnavo , which Is now com manded by the Turkish batteries' . CAMP IN GREEK TENTS. Thu Turks tonight are camping in the tents of the Greeks left on the plain of Thpssa'y ' , near the Mllouna pass. The Turks today only had six men killed and ten wounded. The death of Hafiz Pasha , the Turkish commander who was killed In the fighting which took place in the Mllouna past * on Saturday. Is greatly lamented. Ho was SO years of age , and while advancing at the head of his troops xvaa urged to dismount and rest. The old pasha replied : "During the Russian war I never dis mounted , and why should I do so now ? " Soon afterward HalU Pasha was wounded In the arm , but he still remained in the saddle. Later a second bullet struck him on the hand , but vet the old warrior refused to retire. Finally a third bullet broke the gallant pasha's spine and he rolled from Ills sndjllo dead. LONDON. April 20.-A special dispatch from Constantinople says thnt after a series of furious engagements Edhem Pasha , Turkish commander-ln-chlcf , has occupied Tyrnavo , ten miles from Larlssa , In fore-c. The dispatch further says that General Abdu Azel Pasha was among the killed. In conclusion the dispatch says that the Turks will now Immediately advance by- forced marches upon Larlssa. the headquar ters of the Greek army In Thi'ssaly. ttlir.HK AIITII.I.KIIY IS VHHV\VH\Iv. _ Tin-Mull V'li-r on tin * ( 'ontriiry A\'HN Well Dlri-cli-il. ( Copyright , 1507 , l > y the Ai oclntnl I'ri'-ix. ) SUMMIT OF MILOUNA PASS , Monday morning , April 19. The Turkish victory of yesterday In the Mllouna paps was complete. The Greeks retired to the plain of Thessaly , leaving only a guard on the hill , from which It was driven later by four battalions of Turkish Infantry. The Turks pulled up tu the top of the hill three mountain batteries , singing , laughing and weeping with Joy. like children. One battery opened fire upon the Greeks , who were retreating on the plain of Travrs. and did tcrilble execution , The cor respondent of the Associated press aw eoine of the Turkish eliclta Imrft In the middle of a serried battalion of Grreks , with the re mit that whole Broiipw wcto killed or wounded. Yesterday evening seven new Turkish bat- tailors and cevcral mouiiud batteries of artillery left for the front , and at dann the guns were trained on the Greek blockhouse oti the pluln below. Junes Effendl , the Turkish commander , and lib men had been twenty-six hours without food or drink. When they were preparing to capture the Greek blnrkhouee Junes nd- drersed his toldlcrs , saying : "All those who love God must advance to the apjuult. " This was enough. Every man. with loud , exultant shouts , dashed forward In thu direction of tin * blockliotme. Even the mulflcers who were bringing r.p the reserve ammunition joined In the assault on the blorlilioure. which was held by ( ho Greeks with magnificent courage. Tlie Turks , wltli splenill.1 dach , chawd wllli the bayonet and eventually leaped over the ramparts with tt'ioutx of triumph , The Greeks waited tlu-lr approach until the Turks wrro within thirty yards before withdrawing , In thin assault the Turks had only sixteen men killed and seventeen woun.lcd. Everywhere was to be eeen the effect of theTnrklfh artillery , their terrible shells bursting just at the calculated mo ment. The Grreku , on the other hand , ap peared to In ? lacking In artillery , The Greeks atli'ini'ted to reply to the Turkish ar tillery , but were forced to retire. The corre- upondent t > aw numberless Greek bodies stripped of their uniform * by the Greeks , leaving only their tilrt : < and drawirs on. Mart of the deadf however , were carried off by the Tniku , ube raised the corpsei ot the ( ContinueJ en Fifth r g . ) NEW IRISH LEAGUE FORMED John Redmond and Followers Hold n Secret Conference. FORM AN INDEPENDENT ORGANIZATION . \Kmrlnn Ind-roMx Art * Xo ( tn lie Dominant In ( In * li-nKiii * HiirrliiK- ( ini anil KoltiMvor-i Walk Out of ( tie Coiifvrouci.- . DUBLIN , April 20. There were many prominent rarncllltes present nt the conven tion summoned to meet In this city today by John E. Redmond. The meeting was private A resolution was adopted providing for thi formation of an Independent Iiish league one In which agrarian Interests are not tc be dominant , and which will be foundei upon the "broader and sounder basis of In dependent political action for the benefll of the whole Irish nation , " The object of the league will be "civil ani religious liberty , and no further lnterrnnc ! ( of priest * In politics ; absolute Independent of alliances with any English part } and re verting to the old demand for co-ordinate parliaments ; the prlne'ple ' of fed rallem Ir Mr. Gladstone's home rule proposals , and manhood suffrage wliich will give the 1'ar nellltcs a political majority In Ireland. " The league will also urge the Imni'jJIate Icilicss of Ireland's financial grievances , am nesty for all political prUonoro , land law icform , and the development and encourage ment of labor and the Industrial irsr.urccs of the country , etc. A temporary executive committee \\as elected to draft the plan el organization and to hold office until ; ho Par- nellltc convention muets again ! n October. Mr. Redmond opened the conference with a dispassionate speech , showing that the present condition of the party needed vig orous reorganization. He refcrrs.l to and explained the program , and piop03d that the convention In October should bo at tended by delegates from nil branches of the new league. Mr. Itcdmi-nd announced hlo readiness to resign the chairmanship of the party , or If they preferred , to remain , as nil present were Invited to Indulge In Hie freest expression of opinion , HARRINGTON WALKS OUT. Timothy Harrington rcsc , and , In a calm speech , objected absolutely to the formation of the new league. Many speakers followed , mostly In favor of Mr. Redmond's position , and Mr. Har rington's motion against the league's forma tion was defeated by a vote of 230 to 22. Mr. Harrington then left the ball with his supporters. Mr. Redmond explained that It was not Intended that the party's members of Parlia ment should control the league. In an Interview after the meeting , Mr. Harrington cald lie could not Indicate his future course until the country had spoKon. Ho added that there was nothing the old league could have done tor Mr. Rcdnnnd , "except give , him the support of the Uevjy section in America , which , " Mr. Harring ton added , "could , If they chose , finance the new league. " There was a fair attendance at the public meeting which followed the private confer ence , and the proceedings were marked by much enthusiasm. .Mr. Redmond explained that the new movement appealed to Irishmen at home and in America for support. He outlined tub policy of obstruction to bo pursued In\the House of Commons , In" order to secure" re- dn s of financial Erle'vanees. Ills mention of the name of Timothy Harrington pro duced a hostile demonstration. i Sluyvesant Chandler , who had a very hearty reception , declared that the non- platform contained the cornerstone of tlie American Institution and that the birth of the new league would revive the interest of all Americans in the welfare of Ireland. Amid , loud cheers lie bade England beware of "that vast throng of Irishmen In the United States , with the same old love ot Ireland , who hate England In their hearts. " A rcFnlutlon approving the proceedings of the conference was adopted unanimously. KIVKIl I'OU COATUJII'T OK COl HT. \ VonllnMItiiiiiiii ( Illli-Inl Kniloil ( o A IHH'illuii Time. CLEVELAND. April 20. Major W. H. Stockman of the United States Weather bureau was sent to jail by Judge Oils thin afternoon for contempt of court. Stockman had Lftn called as a witness In a damage case and was expected to tell the jury whether It mined on a certain day. He did not appear when called and Judge Ong issued a attoi-limnnt for him. The major was on tie ! way to thu court house when the deputy sheriff iiin him. Judge Ong lectured the major severely. Stockman stated that he was busy with work for the United Stales government end added that he held written orders from the department at Washington to attend upon courts only when he had completed thus' * odlclal duties. Judge Ong replied warmly that ho did not understand that government officials were above the courts ; that the courts had to wait until they had leisure. He therefore fined Stock man $3 and cohto and ordered him committed until paid , Stockman was exceedingly Indignant and announced that he would report the case to Hi a department at Washington. Judge Ong told him to do so by nil means. The major left the court room in a rage without paying Ms fin P. Judge Orig sent a deputy sheriff after him and ordered him taken to Jail. Major Stockman declared that a government official cannot , be compelled to attend n civil court when busy and that Judge Ong will find It out. At.K this afternoon Judge Ong held a consultation with District Attorney Dodge anil as a irsult o [ the Interview the judge decided to remit Stockman's fine. Stockmnn was accordingly released. After Stockman's release Judge Ong di rected that he communicate with tlio depart ment at Washington to obtain a ruling M to whether government duties take preee- lence over a court's order. me ; .SIIVSATIO.V i.v COI.OIIADO. ( 'linrm1 limit * ( lint U'liolrmilillrllirry Orrurri-cl In I , < - lHliitnr < - . DIvNVER , Colo. . April 20. Governor \ilnm ? has vetoed the bill regulating the * nanufactitro and sale of oleomargarine. The veto message U sensitlonal In tlio extreme , is the governor Includcb In his menage a cttcr from a Denver lawyer to an oleo- nargnrlno mamifactmcr In Chicago , going o Eliou- that the bill was passed by ncans of open and hire-faced bribery In loth houbo and senate. The bill provided hat oleomargarine could be sold but that in coloring matter could bo uiied. The gov ernor withholds the names usi-d In the Ict- IT which was written tn urge the manu facturer to send JlflO. his chare o.f the amount needed to Insure the paesage'of the bill. It was stated that local dealers had already contributed a.id that manufacturers n Kirnat City and Indianapolis had agreed o do so , 9 Iiilt'i-iiiitlniiiil V , .11. C. A. Convention. MOBILE. Ala. , April 20.--Tho thirty-sec end International convention of the- Young Mi-n'n Christian association will convene In thin city tomorrow. Already come SCO del- fKtiten have reported ami there IH i-very In- llt-ntlon that there will not be ICFS than W n attendance. Mot run-lit * of Orciin Vcnncl * . , . \irll | " 0 , At Philadelphia Bnlloil 1'rniicylviinlu , for Antwerp. At New York Arrived Manitoba , from London ; Caprlva. fiom Hamburg , Halted i'utrlii , for Hamburg ; Spree , for Uremen ; Ccvlc- . for Liverpool , At Stettin-Sailed Island , for New York , At Naples-Hallcil-AHula , for New York At Liverpool Salli'd Scrvla , for Now York. 4lnnf icATio.\ ' ArriinK < * in < * iiM Cainilrfeu fur tin I'rpNlili'iit'M .loiirnrr ( o'Jfov York. WASHINGTON , AjirlU Ja'-Unie arrange ments for the president ] * ' trlpsto' New York to attend the dedications ! the ! Grant monument ment , April 20 , have belli 'perjcctcd. Presi dent McKlnley , with liTs family , the mem bers ot the cabinet andltliclr wives , the am bassadors and ministers of foreign countries and a few specially Invited guests , will leave , here on a special train over the Penn sylvania railroad nt 10:30' : ' Monday morning , arriving In New York nt 4:30. : General Miles , commander of thevarmy , and Admiral Drown , ranking admiral 'of the navy , will accompany the president as Rpcclal escort. Tim president and his Immediate party will go to the Windsor holrl.1 The members ol the cabinet and mcmbers f the diplomatic corps will be tmnrtcrcsl nt the Fifth Avenue hotel. After the exorclies and review nt Riverside park on Tuesday , the president will board the government dispatch boat Dolphin In the East river and review the naval parade. In the eveningMr. . McKlnley will bo the guest of honor at the Union League club. No time 1ms been set for the return of the party on Wednesday. Vice President Hobnrt , nml the members of the senate and house will leave here on n special train over the Baltimore & Ohlc on Tuesday. Tlie precaution of having the president and vice president travel separately on such occasions Is taken because , while no danger Is anticipated , It Is regarded as wise to guard against the remotest possibility of embarrassing the administration of the gov ernment In case of the disability of the president. NEW YORK , April 20 , The White squad ron arrived In port thlfl afternoon from Hampton Roads and anchored'off Tompklns- vlllc. R. I. The vessels passed In The Nar rows at C p. m. , the flagship New York lead ing , followed by the Maine , Amphllrlte. Texas , Raleigh and Columbia. The squadron Is to take part In the- naval parade next Tuesday , when General Grant's tomb Is dedicated. * HOI 111H EI.KCTHOCtfTIO.V IX OHIO , IIiviiH uiiil AVIIoy I'ny.tlie reunify for ItfVtiUlitsr Crime * . COLUMI1US , 0. . April 21. The first elec trocutions in Ohio took place nt 12:45 this morning In the annex of the Ohio peniten tiary , where for the past thirteen years cap ital punishment has been meted out to all persons under sentence of death In the state by hanging. The electrical chair and appli ances have been In place In the old execution room for several weeks , t They are similar to those used In New York. \ The electrocution of William Haas wan set for April 8 , but owing to 'thejbtrrnlng out of the armature on the electrocution dynamo , the electrocution had to bejpostponed and Governor Hushnell fixed Ihcj date so that Haas would bo electrocuted on the day set for the electrocution of "William " Wiley. A new ai mature , to be used only for electrocu tions , was secured and the'test ' yesterday showed that It was fully-up tp requirements. To prevent any possibility of the armature being tampered with , an cjitra guard was placed In the dynamo room. Haas and Wiley , the condemned men , passed tjio day In read ing and In religious devotions. Haas , who is 19 years of age , had- Wen Indifferent to his fate ever since his arrfyal at the annex. The crime for which , . .lla'gswas electro cuted was'-a , most revoltingone. . II § had been employed by William Bradcr , ' gar dener , residing at Cloverdalo , % suburb of Cincinnati. On1'the ' morning of July 3 , 1S9G , while Brader whs absent. In Cincinnati , HaTTs criminally assaulted Mrs. JTradcr , .who , was the only "other occupant" .the nfriisc , ' and then cut her throat wlthrazb'r. . . . To qqv.er. up the crime , Haas sot fire to the house nntl fled , but some blackberry.plckers saw the smoke issuing from the Ijousc In time to prevent its burning. Haas yras arrested on the afternoon of the sainc day at Hamilton , 0. , and taken to Cincinnati , where by de grees a confession was Secured from him. . William Wiley murdered tils wife on the west side of Cincinnati twenty days after Haas committed his crime. Wiley was In sanely jealous of his wife , and , so It trans pired , without cause. After a. few years of unhappy domestic life he caiuo home one day In a drunken fit and shot his , wife , who died after being taken to a hospital. Wiley con cealed himself in a closet -Jn the house and was wounded in a desperate fight with the officers who arrested him. MLHIIKUKR 1C 13I.I.Y , . COXPI3SSICS. AilinltH ( lin < H < * ItolilieiJ ( lit * lliuik n ml ICIIIciI li < - Ciifililr. . DOSTON , April 20. A XPecial to the Journal from Montreal today fays Joseph E. Kelly confessed today \Q \ the murder of Cashier Stlckney at Somersyllle , N. H. He admitted that he committed both the mur der and robbery , and say * that he had no accomplice. Ho vehemently Insisted , how ever , that he had no intention of killing tre cashier , but that he hud 'to do It , bec.mse the old gentleman recognized him. After felling 'Mr. ' Stlckney with blows on the head , when the cashier showed signs of re gaining consciousness , he plash-id him with a knife. When Kelly arose this .morning ho sent for ( Detective Cote and at once asked him If ho did not think It woud be better for him to tell exactly all he kiiew. Then Kelly sent for Chief Carpenter ritjd made a eon- teEslon to him to the cfl'eut that he alone committed the murder anfl that ho had hidden tlie remainder ot the monuy at St. Clct , which Is not far from St. Jusilne do Newton. The chief then Uticlded ' to go and find the money and Btar'ted off with his prisoner and his companions for tlie early : raln , In talking to Cote and lojne of tlio other detectives Kelly told a" gr-'at many straiigo ncldents about his trip. Among other .hlnga he Intimated thai be had stolen 'ho clothes with which lie was' dlvgulsed , from an old woman whom he 11191 at St. Justine do Newton. At Agglu A htan's house In Montical Kelly said lie was''a nun out for a lark ami wan admitted1 The woman sus pected Kelly and tclttphA.itd for the i.ollce. When be left the hoUuc in charge of the officers he aald : "Wellj'norJdbyc ' , girls ; the next time you hear of/me dt'will be" at the end of a rope. " and-'Jje IaufjhlflBly itade i sign which meant that bclwas goliii ; to bo ' iiangcd. . . | rilAItliKH A < J\I.VST ? A OAl'TAlX. ( 'otirl-.Marlliil < * UI'IIII : | io Try ( 'iip- | : * ln Itu'iiii-yn. ATLANTA. Oa. . Aprl 20.t-Tlio court martial ' tial to try Captain Henry Rp'meyn on charges of conduct unbecoming an bfllcer , and a gen tleman , btgan IU testlou at ; Fort Mcriicrcon tills morning , Lieutenant parbough , judge advocate , prosecuting. Tile , charges recite hat Captain Romeyn madejlfnlse. slanderous and defamatory statement about the wife of First Lieutenant M. J. Q'Jirlun , Fifth In- aiitiy. It Is also alloyed iliat Captain Ho ney n stuick First Lleutenpnt M. J. O'Hrlen without just cause or provocation , on the open parade grounds In the * nresrencc of otll- cers of the army and others , Immediately after the dismissal of dress * parade , Wfdnes- lay , February 17. 1837. Captain liomnyn pleaded not guilty to each of the charges and specifications. liiiprlNonnirn < fur ( .entry. HARRIBIU'Iia , Pa. , April 20.-The Hoard of I'.mlons tonight recommended rommuta- lun of the death sentence linpose-d upon James H. Oentry for the murder of Ac- TOSH Madge Yorke to linprlconmcnt for Iff. Governor Halting unproved the rerom- nendatlon. Oentry was to have been mnged next Thursday. Hull } ' TrriiHiir ) Statement. WASHINGTON , April 20. Tolay'n : eUto- ment of the condition ol the treasury .chows : Available cash balance , (224,069,179 ( ; gold re serve , > lti4,7U,3C4 , SIM * IH I'r < - < - of Ic- * . 8AUI.T BTB. MARIE , Mich. , April 20- Thu Sou river Is free of Ice , The River Queen wan the first boat to come through , uirlvliik" ut 2 p. in. toiny. IOWA lIEiY AGAINST OMAHA Ilawkoyo Delegation in Congress Will Oppose the Gate Oity , INTEND TO DEFEAT ALLEN AMENDMENT \ot IlcliiK Alilo tn > Sec MMn Supply Dcttiit fur Sioux City ) They Will JVot Lot Oiimliu I llnrr One. , WASHINGTON , April 20. ( Special Tele gram. ) Senator Allen , In reply to a wire from i the Commercial club of Umalm conveying I congratulations for his work yesterday In ! behalf of Omahn , as to the warehouse for j Indian supplies , and asking what was to be ! ilono to further the amendment , now part ol . the Indian appropriation bill , sent this tcle- i gram this evening : "Ilrlng all pressure to bear on the- house In behalf of the Indian supply depot. Can take care of the senate end. " It Is to the house thai efforts must be di rected to keep the amendment In the bill. Representative Mercer will use every effort ! to retain the feature of the bill so vitally j Interesting to the Gate City , but he goes Into the tight with odds greatly against him. There Is an Impression prevalent tonight that Speaker Heed will put the bill with amendments on passage without the , ' formality of going to thecom - j mlttcc for conference , in which cast- , tinder the party whip , the bill will go to the president with the amendment Intact. Should , however , the bill go to the conference , Senator Allen feels that ho can hold the amendment for a considerable length of time through the senate conferees. Teller , I'ettlgrcw and Coclirell. The Iowa members of the house , taking their cue from Senator Gear , commenced active hostilities against the amendment today and proceeded to en list the support of Sherman of New York , chairman of the committee on Indian af fairs In the last congress. The Iowa members did not hesitate to say that Sioux City was just as much entitled to a depot as Omaha , and they arc going about to defeat Omaha If they cannot secure a depot for themselves. This depot plan has been a scheme el Mercer's for a long time , only the well known hostility of Commissioner Drowning of the Indian office preventing its location In Omaha long since. Secretary nilsn is favorable to the Idea of making the Gate City a bcsc of supplies for the Indians of the west and northwest , but thought the mat ter might he better brought about If noth ing were done until after the new commis sioner of Indian affairs had been appointed. However , life fight Is on , and pressure must bo dlrectcd..to members of the house to aid Mercer In .bin efforts to retain the amend ment on the appropriation bill. Ex-Congressman 'Mondcll of Wyoming leaves tomorrow for the west to return , however , It Is confidently believed , as suc cessor to Judge Best , assistant commis sioner of the general land office. Mr. Mon- dell made a host of friends while In con gress and will. It is believed , be most ac ceptable In the new oince , which , knowing ones are saying , has been definitely decidcil upon. Captain Phclps Palno of Lincoln has "cauglit on" In. the folding room of the house Qt.representatlves hero through Judge Strode , but hopes with proper help to got. back Into his old place In the Agricultural depart ment , which spoilsmen of the democratic leaning deprived 'him ; or several - years ago. Emma Rleghtmeycr was appointed post mistress at Palmyra , Otoe county , today , and W. F. Huff , at Stclnauer , Pawnee county. Mies Emily Wakeley , Miss Daisy Doano and Miss Curtis of Omaha are enjoying the de lights of a house party near Annapolis , chap eroned by Mrs. John Waggaman. The following have been admitted to prac tice as attorneys for claimants before the Interior department. Iowa Arthur C. Jor dan , ( 'airfield ; Jesse A. Miller , lies Molncs. South Dakota Wilbur S. Glass , Watertown. DAY'S IJOIMiS IX TIIlS SI3XATK. Mr. MorKTiui KIM-HUM on IIU Ciilniu Hcniillilioii Onei * .11 ore. WASHINGTON , April 20. Senator Mor gan's resolution declaring that a state of war exists In Cuba was discussed briefly In the senate today and went over for a week , owing to the absence of Senator Hale of Maine , who has been active In opposition. Mr. Morgan again urged the need of speedy action hy this country to stay the devasta tion going on In Cuba. Mr. Mason , republican of Illinois , offered a resolution directing the committee on rules to report a rule providing for a limitation of debate and for ordering the previous ques tion. The resolution went over. The agricultural appropriation bill was then taken up and passed without amend ment. At 1:40 p. m. the senate went Into ex ecutive session. At 2 o'clock the senate resumed legislative session and the bankruptcy bill was formally laid before the senate. In the course of the debate Mr. Allen , populist of Nebraska , an nounced that he would obatruct In every way possible any bankruptcy bill which In cluded Involuntary bankruptcy. Mr. Nelson , republican of Minnesota , amended bis substitute hill so as to over come criticisms made heretofore. Mr. Morgan gave notice that ho would seek to secure a test on the pending Nel- eon substitute by moving at 4 p. m. tomor row to lay tlie substitute on the table. Mr. Bacon , democrat of Georgia , submitted numerous amendments modifying the strin gency of the original bill as applicable to debtors. A resolution by Mr. Hoar , republican of Massachusetts , was agreed to requesting the secretary of state for comprehensive Information mation as to the machinery of government of all foreign nations with which we have diplomatic relations , the taxes or excises and methods of rollectlon , imports and ex ports ; method of aiding the merchant ma rine ; discriminations against American merchant vcaiels ; port Indebtedness , etc. Another resolution by Mr. Cullom , repub lican of Illinois , requested the secretary of the treasury for Information as to the effect of the present Internal revenue tax on the honest production of distilled i-plrlts , to what extent Illicit distillation had occurred , and all further information that will aid In protecting the government against frauds. In this connection Mr. Cullom stated that lie understood one-third of the high wines produce ! In tills country came from Illicit distillation. The resolution went over after a brief discussion. The senate adjourned at 4:10 : p. m. SHXATK A.VI ) TlYIi TAHITI' ' HIM. . of lli'iiiilillriiii .lloiii ! I TH of C'omiiilHfiinrl ) Compli'li'il , WASHINGTON. April 20. The presence today on the Hour of the senate of the re publican members c ? the subcommittee of the senate financial committee , who arc en gaged In preparing the tariff hill , was made the basis of much speculation. The members of the committee were closeted for a time with Senator Vest , of the democratic side of the finance committee , and afterward held Individual conferences with other senators on both Hideo of the chamber. It wan gen erally supposed that the committee had reached a point from which the end of Its arduous work could bo discerned and that preparation was being made for a full meet ing of the committee. Thin did not prove to bo exactly true , but the visit was made for the purpose of smoothing the way for the final work. The committee IB approaching the end of Its labor , and various senator * who are making persistent demands for changes were called upon with a view to ar riving at an understanding. Among the problems which arc yet unsettled are those * relating to sugar , lead ore and wool , One of the members of the committee said today that the | M5WuM be a revenue bll and not a prohMMVblll. The committee practically hnsjHjjK upon A modiflcatloi of the rctroactlj Hse of the Dingley bill which , It Is hoi Bl he satisfactory to tin opponents of t Het provision. III : iMt 1'itiiR l.lit WHI n Coiidiliin Out- One \itmi * . WASHINGTON , April 20. The preside-ill today sent to the senate ft long list of nom inations , among which were several of Im portance : Postofllcc John A. M rrltt of New York to be third assistant postmaster general. Posmasters Now York : Cornelius VanCott at New York City. Coorado ; : William It Lindsay , Glllctt ; Andrew R , Kennedy , Crip ple Creok. Illinois : Walter W. Llndlcy Urbana. Iowa : B. K. Secor , Buffalo Center Kansas : William II. Nelson , Smith Center Missouri : William C. Shannon , Marstiflold William II. Flandetvs , Paris. Montana Alcnzo II. Fetter , Moulder. Nebraska : Cyrus 13. Hunter. Wakcflcld. Texas : James P Armstrong , Ec.iu.mont ; Thomas A. Pope , Cam- eron. eron.Army Lieutenant Colonel Henry C. Cook Fourth Infantry , to be colonel ; Major Au gustus H. HalnbrldRo , Tenth Infantry , to be lieutenant colonel ; Capthln R. I. Eskrldge Twenty-third Infantry , to be major. First lieutenants to be captains : A. C. Duch.lt , Twentj-fourth Infantry ; S. O'Connor , Twenty , third Infantry. Second lieutenants to be first lieutenants : II. G. Lynn , Seventeenth In fantry ; George I ) . Morok , Eighteenth In fantry. Sergeant to be second lieutenant : I. L. Reeves , Fourtn Infantry. Corporal to be second lieutenant : Kdward S. Walton , Fif teenth Infantry. Interior : James L. Davenport of New Hampshire , first deputy commissioner ol pensions ; Leverett M. Kelly of Illinois second deputy commissioner of pensions William A. Jones of Wisconsin to be commissioner of Indian affairs : Charles 11. Tlmbcrlake , receiver of public moneys at Sterling , Colo. ; Simon S. Matthews , register of the land olllcc at Jackson , Mls. Treasury : John P. Jackson , collector ol customs for the district of San Francisco , Cal. ; William Youngblood of Alabama , auditor for the Interior department. Justice : Milton C. Phllllpe. attorney of the United States for the eastern district of Wisconsin. Navy : Passed Assistant Engineer Theodore F. Durgdorf , to ba chief engineer. William Youngblood of Alabama Is 11 member of the republican national com mittee for that Htnto and has been n leader of one of tin- frictions In the republican party there. IK figured unite prominently In the contest for delegates a year ago , and nt the St. Louis convention the men championed by Mr. YouiiffMood were ad mitted. He was an earnest supporter of Mr. McKlnley during the contest. Mr. Merrltt , named for third assistant postmaster general , has been postmaster of. I.ockport , N. Y. , and at present Is president of n paper manufacturing company at Niagara Falls. Mr. Jones , who was today appointed com missioner of Indian affairs , la a native of Wales and came to tills country In ISSl. HP Is a farmer by occupation and has been a school teacher. He Is now a member of the Wisconsin legislature , representing Iowa county. IIo was indorsed by the Wiscon sin deh'g-ation. DI2MAXU icon STCAIL HIOHT SI-KI : Agricultural D * piirintnt Ilnvint 'I lilo to Satisfy II. WASHINGTON , April 20. The Agri cultural department in being Importunes from all parts of the country for sugar be'.t seed.In view of the unsatisfactory prices received for /staple / crops during the past few years and the prospective Increase In the duty on sugar , farmers in all sections of the union"cvl'dently Intend to experiment with sugar beet culture. Heretofore sugar beet growing has been confined almost ex clusively to Nebraska , Utah and California , The Agricultural department has sent bout seeds this spring to about thirty states and territories. The demand comes from Ohio , Indiana , Illinois , Michigan , the Dakotas , Texas , Now Mexico , Iowa , Wisconsin , Min nesota , Tennessee , Kentucky and Virginia. There have also been requests from Penn sylvania and New York. A Nebraska sugar refining company donated five tons of beet seed to the department and the department purchased two tons additional. The sup ply Is about exhausted , but the demand continues. If successful the Industry prob ably will be developed In many of the states In which experiments are made this year , supplanting corn and wheat. XPWM for ( lit * Army. WASHINGTON , April 20. ( Special Tele gram. ) The following transfers are made In the Twenty-fourth Infantry : First lieuten ant , Joseph D. Leitch , from company 13 to company A ; First Lieutenant John II.Vhol \ - ley , from company A to company II. First Lieutenant William II. Hay , Tcntli cavalry , lias been detailed us professor of military science and tactics at the Pennsyl vania Military college , Chester , Pa. , to take- effect September 7. relieving First Lieuten ant George McK. Williamson , Eighth cavalry , who Is ordered to join hla troop. Captain James N. Morgan , Twenty-fourth Infantry , has been placed on the retired list with the Tank of major on account of disability. The order requiring Major Forrest II. Hath away , quartermaster , to report at Omaha as chief quartermaster , Department of the I'lattc , lias been revoked and his present leave of absence has been extended four months. Major Charles R. Harrett , quartermaster , lias been relieved from duty at Cheyenne , Wyo. , and ordered to Jeffersonvllle , Ind. , to take charge of the quartermaster's depot at thnt place. Leave of absence : Captain Orln n. Mltcham , 3rdnance department , four months ; First Lieutenant Roger H. Ilryan , Second eav- ilry , two months ; Second Lieutenant Ervln Li. Phillips , Sixth cavalry , two months. Cabinet IHHIMIHHI-N ICii * > li > rn War. WASHINGTON , April 20.--The Graeco- furklsli war was discussed In a general way at the cabinet meeting today. All the mcm- jers of the cabinet were present. Socro- ary Shcrnmi had no fresh advices from Minister Terrell and the dlscus < lon cnve : ° d rather the news feature of the situation as shown by the press dispatches than as call- ng for action on the part of this govern ment. It was decided tliat nothing further would bo done until the occasion iieemcd to call for It. Thci cabinet was In session about an hour. ( ilvi-N Ivory Hit * Cold Sliniilili-r. WASHINGTON. April 20. The United States government will not support the de mand for Indemnity upon the Dilthli gov ernment of Edward Ivory , who1 was for some Itni ) In prison In London , charged with be- ng connected with a dynamite plot , and re cently filled with the ttatc department a de- nand for an Indemnity of about $100,000. The proceedings to which Ivory was eub- eetetl , It has been found , were tegular In very respect and similar In rvrry point to hoset that would be Imposed In the case of any foreigner or native of the United States. Mi'Klnlcy'N VIMV Siulillillnrxr. . WASHINGTON. April 20. The Kentucky horoughbred , Bismarck , jr. , which was > urchaeed for the president come time ago > y a gentleman In Cincinnati , arrived at the white house stables today. The Itorre U a H'atitlful animal , spirited , but \\ell \ broken and trained. The home thowed no 111 effects rom Its trip and soon after 4 o'clock Mr. McKlnley took his firm rideaxtrldi > Its back. Mr. llclClnlcy la very fond of horn-lack riding. Wilrn < lon of l.ulmr. WASHINGTON. April 20. The executive ouncll of the Federation of Labor continued la iczslon here today. Tuo questions din- cussed related mainly to the policy to be mmicd by the tiailex unions nvrr employ ) s vhcn called upon 4o da work other than bat fur wliich they wore Gallant Colonel Wins a Courageous Battle Against Fusion Forces. LEADS REPUBLICAN HOSTS 10 VICTORY Ticket Headed by the Union Vetomn if Triumphantly Elected. HOWELL AND HIS FOLLOWERS ROUTED Conglomerate Cohorts Fail in an Assault oil Omaha's Oity Hall , BROATCH'S ' TREACHERY AVAILS LITTLE Assistance of His Oity Hall Gang Doesn't ' Save the Popocrats. ONLY TWO COUNCILMEN GET AWAY Burkloy and Lobsck Survivors of the Medley They Ban With. FU3IONISTS SUFFER SIGNAL DEFEAT Itnlii Ilol.lN tin * Vote Down , but Omaha Urilfi'niN lUcir from ( lie TliriMit of Frco Silver , i Domination. For Mayor . FRANK ! R. MOORKS For City Clerk . MKKfHKU HIOIIY For City Treasurer . A. O. HOWARDS For Comptroller. . . .JOHN N. WKST1IIC1K ! For Police Judge . S. 1. CORDON For Tax Commissioner . , . FRKP J. SACKHTT For Connrllnifii First Ward . HRNI3ST STUI1T .SiTOlid Ward . W. W. IUNC.IIAM Third Wat-d . LOUIS HURMICSTIOIl Fourth Ward . W. F. HKCHUL Fifth Ward . CHARLKS O. LOIIICCIC Sixth Ward . .MYRON IJ. KARIl S.-ventli . Ward . I ) . T. MOUNT Kghtli Ward . FRANK J. lll'UKLICY Nluth Ward . OHORUH M10RCER These are the men who will administer the public affairs of Omaha during the next three years. The election yesterday was a triumph for good government and the re publican ticket. In spite of the drenching rain that reduced the vote to a minimum and operated to materially lessen the republican majority , and notwithstanding the treachery of rjroateh and his allies , who liavo persist ently knifed Frank 13. Moorcs during the campaign , the entire republican ticket wan elected with tho- possible exception of two councllmcn. Colonel Moores boat Howcll by over 200 votes , and the other candidates won out over their fusion opponents by decisive majorities. The only consolation left to the fusion crowd was the election of Charles O. Lobeck and Frank J. Uurldcy as couucilmcn from the Fifth and Eighth wards , re spectively. SHOCK TO THE FUSIONISTS. The result was a tremendous surprise to Howcll and bis supporters. During the last two weeks the fusion malingers had remorse lessly sacrificed the Interests of the other candidates In a desperate effort to elect a mayor. When the day that was to decide the battle dawned through a pouring rain that continued until the middle of the after noon they believed that the victory was al ready won and openly bojsled of tliclr suc cess. Hut in spite of the fact that thousands of republicans would not come through the lain to cast their ballots , the rank and fllo of the party met the emergency and their victory was most significant as indicating what n landslide it would have been had the sunshine been less tardy. The light vote was the most remarkable 'eature of the contest. During the forenoon scarcely one-fourth of the registered vote was polled and the hope ; ; of tliu fualonlsts ran high. Hut by the middle of the afternoon the clouds dropped away and during tlie remainder of the day there were general re publican galna. FAVORS MOOHKS FROM THE START. When the polls closed there was nothing o definitely Indicate tlio result. Doth sldcw were confident , but admitted Hint the fight was close. The returns favored Mixircs from the first and before 10 o'clock his election iccamit a certainty. Howcll conceded Moorcs * election nt 10 o'clock and went home , but ils lieutenants remained an hour later hnp- ng that the few mloalng precincts would show rehiiltR that would give them soma ground for hope , They were disappointed and by 11 o'clock the news of the republican Ictoty was known all over the city. Tha tows was received with general satisfaction except by tlioto who had followed the for- imu ! of the fusion combination , The re publicans were especially ulatcd. They hud von one of the moat bitter local fights of re cent years against a powerful combination of thu democrats , populists and silver rc- mbllcans , and this tinder the most advcrao circumstances , Their cheers could bo heard on every htrcet coiner and here and there groups of cnthuelaatlc men shook each oth- r'u Imndu and went homo happy , The paving Intersection bonds were not overlooked by the voters and they carried by n overwhelming majority. VOTE ON MAYOR. In the following tables will be found tlio vote on mayor by precincts throughout the Ity , compared with Urn vote for MacColl and lolcnmb of last fall. FIRST WARD. HowMac - Hoi- reclnct. Moorea. Coll. comb. 'IW . 115- IIS 117 177 .Second . OS 4 ! ) C4 Third . 50 133 67 US til 82 134 134m i nil 120 m Klxth . 5i : tu in Seventh . . . . . 1 133 JlKhth . CO 72 114 Totalx f.0 7S2 C'2 8KCUNIJVAHD. . How- MacHoi - I'rcrlnut. Moorc-H. ell. Coll. comb. l-'lrnt M IIS IH 164 KeconU Ill KS 115 10 Tlilrd m 113 107 lf