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4 ESTABLISHED JUKE 15) ) , 1871. OMAHA , FRIDAY MAY ] 4 , 1807. COPY PIVE OKNTS. EXCITED OVER CUBA Buddon and Violent Outbreak of Sentiment Occurs at Capitol. SPEEDY AND RADICAL ACTION 13 URGED Startling Revelations of Suffering Made by Senate Committee. INFORMATION FROM CONSULAR REPORTS w Ifnny Americans in Cuba Are Said to Bo Destitute and Starving. PRESIDENT IS INVESTIGATING THE CASE XluNlrcn to He- fully Informed Ill-fore K n Ile-clil.fil .VIovc S | > au- Ixli I.uKiilloii Hi-urn ( he Unrulllcd. . 1 WASHINGTON , May 12. There was a ( Hid den and violent outbreak of Cuban sentiment today at the capital and during the early hours the drift of opinion was strongly to- jvvard speedy and radical action by both con- BrcM and the executive , but later there was fcomowhat of a reaction upon Its becoming known that the president , while keenly alive to the- situation and anxious to learn every thing possible that could guide IIB | conduct of our Cuban and Spanish relations , felt tint further Information was necessary and that for the present ; the question was not one of recognition of the belligerency or the Inde- pemlcnco of the Cubans , but relief for the helpless In the towns of the Queen of the lAntlllcs The senate foreign relations com mittee It should be stated , while agreeing vlth the necessity for relief for the suftcilng Americans , Is favorable to tnoio radical measures and a number ot Its members arc earnestly desirous of Instant action by the txecutlvo In aid of the Insurgents , but have not succeeded In converting the administra tion to their views that present action Is appropriate. The event of the day was a report to their \ colleagues by the subcommittee of the for eign relations committee , which yesterday examined the State department Cuban re ports This report , though not given to the public , was so far dlsclcscd In character as to give rise to a good deal of excited com ment among senators and members. The re port , based upon facts picponted by the U'tlted States consuls In Cuba , It Is said , brings out In strong relief the destitution which exists not only among Cubans , but nmong the Americans and paclflcos now In the Island , who were driven from their farina and Into the towns by Weyler's nrdcis and thereby prevented from supporting thc-m- elv es. URGE ACTIVE STEPS. For several days past the subject matter of this report has been under dlscu&slon ciuletly among the friends of Cuba In con- Kre"B , nnd they have lost no opportunity of impressing upon the president their convic tions that It Is lilti duty as the chief execu tive to delay no longer In taking active steps to terminate the present condition of af fairs In Cuba. These representations , how ever , have not been sufficient to Induce liasty action. The president Is moving stead ily and With all speed that safety and sound judgment dictate. Mr. Calhoun is In Cuba , officially on an other mission , but also charged with the observation of the conditions that prevail When he has reported to the prc&ldont and the latter ban gathered what bo regardb as a nufllclent store of Information , based upon facts that cannot bo questioned , he will be ready to take action himself , or suggest to congress such action as the ease warrants The best mcaiib of affoidlng relief to Amer ican * , suffering as a rebiilt of the conditions In Iho Isand will be considered. Today the president saw by appointment Edwin T Atkins of Boston , who Is largely- Interested In Cuban sugar planta'tons Mi. Atkins was in Washington on personal bus- InefH , which brought him In contact with Sccietary Long , an old friend After finish ing Mr. Atkins' business the secretary took 111 in to the white IIOUHU aim prc-honted him to the president. The latter , learning that Mr. Atkins had Just returned from Cuba , began to chat with his visitor as to the htato of affairs as they rcveale-d themselvea to u business man and Mi. Atkins gave him a faithful picture of the economic conditions that prevailed In Havana and In other portion tion of the Island when ho left. His story was so Intcristlng that the president Mim- inoncd Judge Day , assistant Bccte'tary of state , to the whlto house to hear It Mr. At kins had very little to say about the- military situation In Cuba and what ho did utter In that connection did not Indicate any leaning on his part toward either the Spanish or the Insurgent side. SPANISH LEGATION IS COOL At the Spanish legation the news of the developments at the capital today was re- celvoil with compcmiic. Of course the action of the commltlee > could not bo opc'nly dis closed without \lolutlnn of the etiquette which governs the diplomatic body , but It was buggested that the entire attention of the senate for months would bo engrossed by the dlsciMPlon on the tailff bill. It Is not denied at the legation that > < uf- fcilng cxl t In Culm , but such suffe-ilng , it van raid , H almoit ahviya Incident to war It | s contended that the Spanish govern ment has dine all that it could with ihs means at hand to alleviate this1 distress , it was pointed out that Spain has granted per- inlt"lon to the Red Cross , thiough Mini Ilir- ton , to extend Its oniceo to the destitute in Cuba and moreover will not pluca any ob stacles in the way of any proper charity in the United States which has the sanui ( nil in \ lewAll that If asked Is that the food supplies contributed for the relief of the destitute are not u-u-d to maintain the Cuban Insurrectionary force In its resistance to the Spanish government. MANY AMI3HIUANS A Hi ; STAHVIMJ. llcMH-tH Of ClIIINIlllir Ollll-CI'M DlKflONC Trrrllilc Slutof UVnliH. WASHINGTON May 13. The senate com mittee on foreign relations today had the Cuban qm-ttlon under consideration on the basis of the report of the subcommittee up pointed ycsteiday to confer wlta the prcsl dent and Secretary Sherman , The report vva prepared by Senatoia Davis and For aker , the republican members of the suhcom. jnlttee , Senator Morgan the democratic - number ber , dee-lining to participate In it. The re port consisted of a concise statement of the eontecta ot olllclal reports from America : eonsuls In Cuba , bringing the Information to within a week o ( tbo present time. Thin report confirms the newspaper icports an to the situation of affairs In the Island anil evei go < 8 farther In depleting a deplorable ultu. utlon than do most nevvtpaper slot Irs. Espe cial stress U laid upon the coudltion o American cltUens In the Inland , Of thosu I In positively eUtfd that there are hundred. ) In a starving condition and most wretchedly clothed , Deaths ot Americans from titatration are dally reported. The-y are scute-red In al parts of ( hi * Island and arc thoun no con ddcratlon whatever because nt their Amerl can cltlreiuhf. ) They are gcnt-rullx per com who rcrldu on the * plantations , bin who have been driven from their bonus u the tounu end who , belug among strangers and without employment , are compelled to subsist on almost nothing They are not allowed to return to their plantations , even to pick bcrrle < or to secure the least bit of subsistence They are thoroughly under the care of the Spanish army , but the army is without a commissariat. They have no means of leaving the Island. Their condi tion Is pronounced whollv deplorable. The committee win especially Impressed with this recital and the opinion was gen erally expressed that the situation should bo remedied If possible. It was considered ai ilaclng even a worse aspect upon the quta- lou of our relations to Cuba than the Im- ; itlionmcnt of Americans , of which there ore now comparatively few Instances. The re port also Indicates the gcncial wretched con dition of all the Inhabitants of the Island : atiflo of the scarcity of food and money. Hid especially In the ccnterH of population , jccause also of the presence of the moat malignant of diseases , such as yellow fever , smallpox and dysentery. These dMeascs the natives withstand with comparative ease , but they are especially oppressive to the Spanish soldiery The reports Indicate that the Spanhh army H not so strong now as It was a year ago , argcly on account of the ravages of disease , while they Indicate no diminution ot the In surgent forces. The reports on which the subcommittee's report was based were from various consula , ncludlng Consul General Lee They make 10 rccommcndatlorn as to American policy , jut merely give the situation as they sec It , In viewof the developments In the com mittee , Senator Morgan agreed not to press .he consideration of his resolution today , but " 10 will make an effort to have the question : nade the unfinished business Monday at 2 o'clock. This acquiescence on the Alabama enator's part to tcmporaty delay Is undci- stoud to bo given under the Impression that t will result In bringing to tbo resolution ho support of the entire committee on for eign relations. This will , of course , materi ally strengthen the resolution In the senate and , It Is believed by Its friends , will expe dite Its passage there. It Is now probable hat the committee will not make any formal cport and that the correspondence will not jo given to the public for the piesent. The delay by the senate committee on 'orclgn relations In taking no action until Monday Is for the purpose of giving the prcs- dcnt an opportunity to act. It hao also been represented that the matter of recognition ought to bo considered by the executive nnd lot by the legislative branch of the govern ment. The president has been urged alsx > o take some stops looking to the relief of the starving Americans In Cuba. It Is the belief of members of the com mittee that the president will take action be- 'oro ' Monday , but If nothing Is done by that ; line there la no doubt tint the commutes vlll uige the Morgan resolution In the strong est terms poatble. Iheie Is a practically inanlmous expression of opinion by the for eign relations committee. Some may rale the constitutional question against It , but will not urge Itcry bard At the same tlmo they will express sympathy with Cuba and aay that some action ought to be taken , but nalntaln that the action should bo by the executive and not by congress Members of the foiclgn relations commlt- eo have recon.mended to the president that f necessary to pecuie the landing of feeder or clothing necessary to relieve the wants of Americans they should bo accompanied > y an American war ship. The president las listened to this advice , but has not In- llcatcd hi- * Intention to act upon It. The committee has a list ot hearts of families representing over 100 Americana who are said to be In u starving condition. They aio represented to be "corralled" In owns and unable to get out for food , even f they had the means to procure it. The correspondence rcpiescnts that there are housat Is ot Cubans In this condition. SI'AIV AVOHItllH ) AltUUT CAI.HOU.V. Madrid 'N-A > NiiiiirH IJxprcMH Aii-vlcty Kr HM Mlssloi X'opy rlclit , 1R97 , bv 1'rthH Publlbhlntf Company. ) MADRID , May 13. ( New York World ! ablegram Special Telegram ) Some of the Madrid newspapers today comment with an\lety regarding the mission of W. J. Cal- lioun In Cuba and the declarations of Sena tor 1'orakcr concerning the lutcntlon of Presi dent McKlnley to reserve an expression of opinion on Cuban affairs until ho leeches explicit -Information fioi ; > a reliable source. On the other hand , it Is said In ofliclal circles in Madrid thai ! the Spanish minister In Washington reports that the relations between the United Sta'es and the Spanish p-oveminent were never more cordial or the disposition ot the American government moru friendly. A representative of the tobacco manufac turer : : of Havana has laid before the minister of foreign affairs heio a protest against per mission being granted Am rlcann to export tobacco from Cuba , by virtue of the alleged contiacts nrado before General Weyler prohlb- Ited all exports of tobacco except that destined for Spain. The duke of Tetuan nald that the government was disposed to receive and duly examine the evidence offeied by thu Havana manufacturers with the understanding that If It were as convincing and precise as claimed tlm pretensions of the American ex porters would not bo admitted The minister added that ho felt that the American gov ernment would not back up the claims ot tlm American exporters If their pretensions provo to be unfounded , aa both governments aimed only at set'llng Ihe point according to existing treaties and International usage. ARTHUR E HOUGHTON. CUIIANS HHI'OHT A VIOTOIIV. \e-WH of Host Important I SIICCI-SN lor MoiilliH. NEW YORK , May 11. A dispatch to the Herald from Havana , via Key \\Ybt , Kin , sa > Appaiently reliable news of the mo t Important Insurgent tucccrn In months has just i cached Havana It appeain that Gen eral CalKto Garcia and Genet al Rabl fell on a Spat Isli foicc which \\iis eanylng food and supplies from Maiuanilllo to Days-no , early last week , captured the convoy united Gen eral Louos' column , and pursue 1 him so vig orously that he fled to the roast with the remnant of his brigade and took n ship at Cabocorus for Maiuanlllo It Is said that so severe , were thu lostej and so thoroughly dborganl/ed were bLs men that the SpanUh general did not dare attempt to rctraie his steps to Manzanlllo by land , fearing that he would bo again attacked and this time wiped out of existence. These1 engagements , which are regarded by the Cubans here as morn Im. portant than any battle- since Cacailjlrara go to ehow how lu'lplcfH the Spanish are In the country east of the trocha. Spain ban lost 5,000 men and food and arms vvlthou ; end along the road to llayamo and now the Spanish Holdleiu rail it "the road to death. " JII.lt ) \Milll.I.l 1 , VMI1 IV CIIIV. l.urm- l\i | < -illtloii to llHnfort-r tin- NEW YORK. May 11 A dispatch to th Herald from Havana Kays- Julio Sangullly Is ealcl to have landed on May S with n large expedition at Sin Juan de las Play as It Is also laid that Itoloff with a thourand men was theie to rece-lvn him It U added that commanders of gunboaU patrolling that roast have been placed um'.ct anuit for not pre venting the Undlng nf Sangullly San Juan 1.9 ( en leagues cnst of Sapua Tlii Inturg-nts are mimeroiiH and active In Diet dlMrirt * for Culi'iiih. LONDON , May 14The com-spondent of the Standiid at Madild ay.i liu queen result having Inllinaled a defile to giant amnesty to Cuba , on the llng'a bluhday the mlnlitcr of war , General Wi-arragi con sulted with Captain Genualpjler , who agreed tint It will he fejflblc , except In the cat-e of dynamiters , Amnrthen - fore , will be extended to many eutpectrf , au tonomists mil separatists , who have been ox- pelli'l from Cuba or who are now confine J In SpanUh fortrr.ues. provllcd they bcluut ; In the prnvlnuH of Havana , MsUnzm. Santa 01 lu or Plnar del Rte , all of vvlitth are to ai padded , c o South Carolinian Oroatcs a Sensation in the Senate Again. COUPLES SENATORS AND SUGAR STOCK a -Strict In\rxtlKiifIcui Into Hu mors Sent Out l > > Corrcxiioml- cntN SII > M Cliaiiniuii IM Not Man \\itiite-cl. WASHINGTON. May 13. After a long period of calm the senate was considerably agitated today , first by n discussion of the senate sugar Investigation , and then by a preliminary sktimlsh on the tariff bill. The resolution to bring Elverton R. Chapman before the bar of the senate was debated In a somewhat monotonous stjlc until Mr. Tlll- man of South Carolina gave some Interest to the subject by referring to the report that senators , within the last week , had specu lated In sugar stock. "As therepresentatives of 70,000,000 people ple , " said Mr. Allen , "we cannot afford to permit Mr. Cuapman , the representative of a. poweiful organization , which It Is charged exercises great Influence In this body , to go unw hipped. " The discussion aFsumed a legal nnd tech nical phase , Messrs. Taulklier ot West Vir ginia , \Vhlto of California and Spooncr of Wisconsin arguing on the law applying to Chapman. Mr. Chandler spoke briefly , saying that ho could not believe a paidon would be granted Chapman. He considered it would be futile to undertake now to reopen the sugar Inves tigation after four years. Mr. Tlllmanwas then recognized for n speech , which caused a distinct sensation on the floor and in the galleries. TILLMAN CUTS LOOSE. It seems to me , snld Mr Tlllman. that i\o .ire not .ifter Chapmiin- The original Inves tigation vvn not Intended to punish Cbnp- nmn but to < li cover whether any senator on this floor had been guilty of u lng his ofllclnl position to make money by speculat ing In stocks which uoro Influenced by bis action as a. senator , or the committee which reported tbo tariff ; bill. It Is not worth while to try to cover up this matter \vlth badinage nnd tllppnncv. The senator from New Hnmpsblip Will excuse me. 1 do not Intend th.it as any reflection on his lan guage , but It does appear to me that he treated It rather flippantly. There"aic today In the jievvspapeis of this country charges floating around about and being sent broadcast , signed by correspond ents In the pnllory. to the effect that last \veek , when the new tariff bill was reported with a changed bug.ir schedule ttneo sen- .itoih had speculated In sugar stock1 ! , vv e hive another stench on our hands , and in stead of It belm ? n differential In favor of the trust of n third of a cent , ns that was , It Is now two-thirds In favor of the trust. There are two correspondents who have over their own signatures charged that senntois have speculated -within the Hst week nnd made money Now , If you want to liiMStlg.iteou luivo a new reason to In- \estigate. If you intend to pet nt the true Invvaidness ot the matter , to get at the Until and to punish those who are guilty , say so and do so , 01 else hush. That Is the whole sum and substance of It. Wo do not \vant Chapman. Wewant Havcmpycr. We want the man \vho bought your men. If they were bought. That Is v\bit we arc here for , and now let the senator who has mo\ed to refvr the matter , and who loves the dignity of the senate as much as any other man , take the resolution to his committee and bring back a mcr.oiuo hero that will mean pome- Lt thing. We can now make those men who have charged that senatoia have speculated say where they got the Information , or wo can punish them for contempt. We can call on Ilavemeyer and the Sugar trust grandees and make them answer or jiut them In j ill tor contempt. Either Investigate so as to Hnd the truth and punish the criminal or hush. DEBATE PROCEEDS. As Mr. Tlllman closed theic was no ap plause , but for a moment there was a stir in the galleries which piomlsed bomethlng of a demonstration The debate promptly proceeded , branching Into legal channels , Mcssis. Hoar , Chandler and Allen taking part. At the request of Mr. Allen , Mr. Hoar changed a previous motion so as to have the resolution referred , to the committee on Judiciary Instead of the committee on privi leges and elections. The motion as amended was agreed to Mr Gallli ser , fiom the committee on con tingent expenses , icported favorably a reso lution for the appointment of a committee of flvo senators to Investigate the Issuance of land patents to the Pacific railroads , but in the ubhence of Mr. Gear , chairman of the committee on Pacific railroads , did not press for Its consideration , Mr. Galllnger also Introduced n resolution for the appropilation of J50.000 for the relief of suffering Americans In Cuba. The. reso lution went to the committee on foreign re lations. At 2 30 p m. the senate went Into execu tive Bc.st-lon , TARIFF DISCUSSION. The open session was icsumcd at 3 o'clock and tnu tailft dlfciiMlon was soon afterward unexpected ! ) precipitated. It occuncd when Mr. Aldrlcli , republican ot Rhode Island , of the finance committee , stated that he would modify the announcement pievlously given as to the taking up of the tariff bill on the ISth Inet , 11 a owing to unavoidable delay in pic-paring the compartlve.statement the bill would not be called up at that time lie hoped , however , to tall It up on Thurs day , at least for a preliminary statement. In any event the bill would bo taken up on the follow Ing Monday. Abide from a few shorp peitonal colloquies the debate was mainly technical. At 1 p. in. the senate adjourned until Mon day. IIDLT1M7 1'IlOCKUIHVi- IlOirSi : . .lorry MIIIJIHIIII I'liilrntorM to \ c-er- lnlii " \ \ lii'if ll ' l At. " WASHING ION , May U TLo Indian np- propilatlon bill wiw disposed of by the houss today , with the exception of the proposltlor : for opening the Utah gllfonlte landx , which was postponed until Monday. The confer- cute it-port , vvhith ostalil'Mhes ' an Indian warehouse at Omaha , ratine * the ICBEO of the Sir-oca oil land * and adds one judgii to the Indian Teirltory eouits , was adopted by a vote of 54 to 47. Nearly two houis were consumed In a paillanuntary squabble on the point lalsed by Mr. Wluelei ot Alabama that the rule for semi-weekly ues 'onj. ' was In violation ot the toiiHtltiitlon. Mr Simpson populbt of Kairi n , on- deavoied to renew hu attack upon the speaker I for falling to appoint committees , and censuied the icpubllCHlia for not muster ing a quorum , declailng that then.vveic mot it democrats tinu popullfta thiai rcpub llcans put-em w he-it the speaker suatalmd the point that hi wap out of older "I luvo been In doubt vvhethei 1 had any rights In this houtsp lately , " Mr Slmraoti Hhontrd. and he was loirptlle-d to take hit beat under Iho rule. rule.Mr. Mr. I'jyiuKpubllcan of Nuvv York , railed Mr SIinp > oii to ordei and to htm the KuiiMn elf ted "Tim speaktM recognUt-s that you will do his bidding and you will get a good place on ( ommlttctu all right. I kno\v that theie IB a good deal of arxlUj on tlixt oolut among the re-publ'enis ' " This moved Mr Dlngli-y and W A. Stone to call Mr , Klinpton to order Ihe question v.hether Mr Hlmpson ohould bo allowed to proceed In order was put to Ihti house and many republicans voted "no , " while others refrained fiom voting , so Mr Slmpoii by R vote of t > 0 to u7 , was Riven the Moor , When Mr. Simpson pioe-ecded , however , his statements canted the sptakor to declan him out of order Thcieupon uev- % rnl democrats protested agalnfl Mr Simp- eon being laKen from the llojr , In explanation Mr. Herd said"Die chair 4Ubmtta to the hoiuci that crltlcUma of what tt.u chair did at SOR.C pait time tre not lu order , not because the chair Is bovc crit icism or above attack , but bcchuKo the Is the speaker of the house , and such attacks are not conducive to order. The speaker cannot reply to them except In a fragmentary manner , and It Is nqt dislrabo ( ( hat reply bo made. If nfly objection Is to be made to the speaker's conduct , It can be made at the tlmo and direct. " There was eome filibustering , flftcr which the house finally decided that Mr. Simpson could not speak , whereupon he appealed to Iho chair to be Informed ' 'where am I at ? " "The chair has never been < \blc \ to flnd any body who knew that. " was the reply. At 3:18 : the house adjourned until Monday. .Note * . WASHINGTON , May 13. ( Special Tele gram. ) Secretary nilsa has rendered deci sions In the following land cases : Nebraska United States against Joseph Hucrd , Val entine district , land office decision affirmed and application for extent-Ion of time for making proof rejected South Dakota Thomas C. Marsh against William A. Jones. Pierre district , decision reversed and Jone.i allowed to amend entry. Iowa pension examining Burgeons were ap pointed today as follow aDrn. . \V. H. Whit- neil , C. 11. DeWltt and S. A. Campbell , Glen- wood ; 13. U. Alken , Perry ; C. C. Smead. Ncuton. Fourth-class postmasters appointed : Ne braska Louis Mursler , Goehncr , Sew-ard county ; C. N. WenncnUen , Shlckley , rill- more county. Postmasters commissioned : Nebraska Harvey \Vatcrbury , Uerwlh : Max 13. Vler- tel , Ciookston ; Alfred C. Adalr , Hubbard ; Oliver M. Goldsbuiy , Lamar ; Henry H \Vhlteneld , Pent. Iowa Henry Hathaway , lltver Sioux ; lealahV. . Dcemer , Grant City ; Alfred S. Crew , Salem. . . . . E. Rosawater left for Nebraska today. J. I ) , llerry of the Fremont , Elkuorn & Missouri Valley mllway and lfe are In the city. % > VIH for theArmy. . WASHINGTON , May 13. ( Special Tele gram. ) rirnt Lieutenant James E. Nor- mole , Twenty-fifth infantry , has been or- dercd to remain on duty with the Twcnty- flfth Infantry until Juno 15. Colonel William H. Fonvood , assistant surgeon general , Major Louis M. Maus , sur geon , and Captain Rudolph a. Ebert , as sistant surgeon , have been detailed to repre sent the medical department of the army at the annual meeting of the American Medical association , Philadelphia , June 1 to ! . Second Lieutenant William J. Uorden. En gineer corps , has been ordered from Wll- lets Point to New London , Ccnn. , for duty. Additional Second Lieutenant Gcorgo M. Hoffman has been icllevcd from duly under Captain Dei by and ordered to duty at WIl- lets Point. Leaves of absenceSecond. . Lieutenant Hanson E. Ely , extended fifteen days ; Flrat Lieutenant Edward II. Plummer , Tenth in fantry , two months and elghtesn days ; Major Jacob D. Rowles , Fourth artillery , three months , with pel mission to apply for an extension of one month. Government Ac-ci-iitH tinA nril. WASHINGTON , Hay 13 The secretary of war has accepted the award made by the jury of condemnation In the case of the property of the Monongahola Navigation com pany , nnd has requested the attorney general to take the necessary steps to transfer the property to the United States ; The Jury esti mates the value of the property to be trans- feired at $ % 7G1C15. If the attorney general is satisfied in the matter of title and the navigation ccmpany does not .appeal to the United State : , supreme court , from' ' the award , Secretary Alger will draw a warrant for the sum named in favor of the nav Igatlon com pany , and then all the Inrprovcmontfa made In the navigation of the ivcr by that com pany will become the property of the United States. i _ I'alciilM for AVfHtvrn Iii % enlorH. WASHINGTON , May 13. ( Special. ) Pat ents have been Issued as follows : Nebraska Joseph II. Entrckln , Tckamah , limb fltralghtenlng device ; Susannah R Qulnby , Omaha , bread raiser ; Daniel C. Shelley , Omaha , metal punching , printing and stamping machine. Iowa Emery A. Claikt Sioux City , sys tem of electrical Intercommunication ; George W. Johnson , Council Bluffs , potato digger ; Peter I. Labagh , Talrilsld , claw hammer , ChttotUn F. Sanders , Hcdrick hame tug coupling ; Oluf Volkcrts , Sao City , detach able shelving for windows. South Dakota John W. Keller , Elk Point , farm or stock yard gate. Coiiflrineil l y llio Bonnie. WASHINGTON , May 13. The senate today confirmed the following nominations : Brigadier dier- General J. W. Torsytbo , to bo majoi general ; J. P. Cheatham of North Carolina , to be recorder of deeds In the District of Colum bia. Postmasters : Colorado , A. R. Kennedy at Clippie Creek ; W R. Lindsay at Gllla , W. R. Uronbeck at Lake City. Callfoinla. National Dultock at Colusa ; D. Stclpy at Chlno. Missouri , W. E Flanders at Paris , W. C Shannon at MarEbfield. Texas , J. P. Armstrong at Heaumont ; T. J\ \ . Pope at Cam eron. Arkansas , S. Davis at Rufhollvllle ; J. E. Jarvls at Van Duron ; J R. Snodgrass at Pnragould ; H. M. Sugg at Dardanelle. nlloiiN li > Hit * I'ruHlitiMit. WASHINGTON , May 13 The president today sent the following nominations to the senate : Treasury James M Sloan , to bo assistant treasuicr of the United States , at Baltimore ; Richard S. Bostvvlck , surveyor of custom' , port of Galena , III. Pcstraastcis Illinois , W. II Gllla-n , Vlenaa ; Martin E Stanger , Downers Grove. Iowa , A. E Klncald , at Walnut Kentucky , Jamej P Stephens , Hlckman ; J. H. Meyer , Newport. AVaehlngton , James E , xllcok. Ballard. _ Vol Iti-ailj ( o Id-port tin Culm. WASHINGTON , May 13 The senate committee on foreign relations today con sidered the Cuban question , but came to no conclusion , the whole matter going over until Monday , when It Is expected that u report will bo ready to bo submitted to the senate A brief covering the essential points In the correspondency from Cuba was lecelvrd by the committee , but further In formation was deemed nf-cijbsary to an ac curate and fair prehentatlon of the case to tbo benate. i _ \VurU of 1'oxtnl CJ > ii | iMH. . WASHINGTON , May J3 Th'o movement to secure the adoption of "a ( universal postal stamp by the postal dongress liab collapsed There were too many dlfUculties ( the chief being that of currency Uuptustlons ) , In the way of adopting such a ttamti , and the general committee , after considering * the subject briefly , abandoned It as Impracticable , and will make an adverse report to tle | convention , Dally TroiiMiiry Sln rnii'ii ( . WASHINGTON , May 13. TJoday's state ment o [ the condition of the treasury shown Available cash balance , S,7u7. " 37 ; Kold re serve. $148.048,401. _ S.-MMI Ml-II ICUI < Ml. FLORENCE , La. , May1 13 J-Thls nfteinoon tbo tipple at the 1'lnkiiey , Tejin. , ore mines , about twenty-llvo index from here , Ml , i.lll- I'K M-veii men and badly wounding navi-nil otl.ern Communication with Plnkiuy Is out OIT and full particulars cannot be had Phy- skluiiH liuvu left hero for the ticc-nii of the disaster. Mov rllirnlM of Off n \t-nKi-lM MM ? l.'t. At London Arrived MUilKKlppI , from Nuvv York , Hulled Manitoba , for New Yoik At Hamburg Arrived Persia , from Now York. At LIveiiiool Arrived Itelgenland , from I hlliidelphlii ; Majestic , from Nt-vv York Hallul Cntnlonlii for I o rAt toi ; I'ennUnd , for Phlladelpjla At lloulognu Kalled Werkendam , for Ni vv York. At Now Yor'Arrlvtd > aHle , from Hre- men ; Onttiilo , from London. ' At Hremen Arrluil l.nhn , from New- York At ( jeno.i Sailed PU Ia for N w Yoik At Quvenstovvn Suited HrilannU- , for Nt-vv Yoik. t niiTPTinp vnT TixTniiir' ARjlISTICE NOT TANGIBLE Rumors Are Persistent , But it Docs Not Matcrinlizo. FIGHTING NOT CONSIDERED PROBABLE Turkey I.IKcly to MiiUr Doiiianil for of ( iroi-lc 1'lt'ct an an Uxnciitlnl Condition 1,1 of fS" , by Trcs * Publlihlnp Compnn ) ) DOMOKOS , May 13. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Ilumoia ot an armistice are persistent , but no definite word , righting Is not probable. The crown prince lu of this opinion. The government last night ordered Colonel Tcrtlpls to oc cupy ICalambak'i nnd Kurdltza , Thossallan towns deserted by the Turks. Prlnco Constantine stantino countermanded the order. Thl was wise , as It was not possible to supply Tertlpls. There are no wagons and no food. The government order was bad tactics. The Turks have rcoccuplcd the towns , pending an armistice. Tie SOO Garlbaldlans here nrc a bad lot- SCO anarchists and socialists , as their own ofllccrs admit. They have Internal rows dally. General Garibaldiwanted three hirers. There were none hero nnd he threatened | to take them by force and re fused I to march with the Greek line ami left last 1 night. Prince Constantine Is much dis 1I pleased. I He consider' ) the English and Swedish ! sections of the foreign legion the best. I They are stuidy and obedient men. There Is more bread for the soldiers than Irst 1 week and the troops arc happier. They will welcome an armistice. They hive shown | great patience In the face ot lack of food and protection from cold and rain. They me splendid material for soldiers. SYLVESTER SCOVEL CONSTANTINOPLE. May 13 The foreign ambassadors held another conference todaj , after which Haronno Callce. the Austro-Hun- garlan . ambassador , called upon Tevvflk Pasha , the Turkish minister of foreign affairs , and renewed the proposal of an armistice which was presented jesterday. The opinion Is general In Turkish circles that , until the oc cupation of Domokob , which is momentarily expected , the porto will not grant an armis tice. Timicnv WANTS TIII : citnr.ic KIIIT Mnj Dciiiitiiil it IIH nil nsM-ii < ! iil Con- < lltnii | of I'ciK-c. ( Can rljrht 1S17 , by Press PuljllshlnR Company ) LONDON , Xlay 13. ( Now York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) The ap parently authentic ( statement that Turkey Intends to demand the ceiling of the Greek fleet as an essential condition of peace is eagerly discussed hero both by the press and the politicians It Is contended that if Turkey gets the Greek ships It will bo equivalent to handing them over to Hussla , thus upsetting the balance of naval power In the Mediterranean. Sir Charles Dllke said tonight when I paw him in the House of Commons : "If Turkey gets the Greek fleet it will be tantamount to taking its value In money from Greece , thus further embarrassing her , but with no corresponding naval advantage to Turkey , for the sultan will allow the ships to go to ruin lir three or four years , when they will bo of no further use to any power. I am intensely Hellophllo and hate to even , think of the suffering Greece will undergo by reason of Turkish exaction. "Tho moial effect on Europe of the subjugation of Greece I regard cs ruinous , and tspcclally damaging to British Interests. Greece Is the only country In eastern Europe In complete sympathy with our western Ideas of elv Illation and progress , nnd the only one which was at all likely to assist England wcio eaetern complications to arise. she has failed disastrously In her gallantly in- Fplied struggle , and , as I have , ald , the moral effect of failure is certain to make Itwclf felt Injuriously In the future develop ments of the eastern question. " I next saw James O'ICelly , M. P. , a close student of foreign politics , who expressed precisely the same \Iews. He Bald "If the powers allow Turkey to deprive Greece of he.- fleet It will be a grievous , almost an Irreparable - reparable loss to Greece , but the ships will not bo worth n six-pence in a year , as they will be totally neglected by the sultan's government. " Several liberal members with whom I spoke declined to believe that the powers w III permit Turkey to inflict such a gratuitous humiliation on Greece. Some thought Gicek commanders would bo justified In sinking their bhlps rather than to surrender them Iho feeling of the government ministers IH that Greece can expect no mercy and should bo profoundly thankful for any terms the powers may succeed In obtaining for her from her conqueror. This spirit is reflected In the conservative press , which now has nothing but derision for Greece and unqual ified condemnation of her action from first to last. IJALL\RD SMITH. MAY IlllIVC 1JOW > TllU JII.M.STHY. PIIUOiK lliitloiiN IJUely ( o CIIIIHC a Cliiinuc at AiliniH. PARIS , May 13. A correspondent of the Jouinal at Lamia , Thessaly , telegraphed yesterday - terday that he had learned from official sources that an armistice between Turkey and Greece has been concluded. Ho added : "This solution was Impatiently awaited by all , for It IH Impossible to continue the war under pres ent circumstances. The Interest is nu longer In Thessaly , but at Athens , as It Is probable that the action of the cabinet In signing a treaty of peace Is destined to bring the min istry to a hpcody end. " Tlio statement of the Journal of Paris as to an armistice having been concluded should bo accepted with reserve , as all the reports from other sources teem to Indicate that Turkey is delaying action In the matter and the dispatches of josterday from Athens and Constantinople do not bear out the state ment quoted above. Miu-riloiiliin I'jirlNliiK. LONDON , May 13 A dispatch to the Chronicle from Athens says The Greeks who have arrived there from Damla report ! Marodonlan rising In the ; district between Selfcdez and Kozlunl. The Times , an Athens evening papei , states that there ban been a rising In central Macedonia , that 4,000 In surgents have captured thu pass forming a part of the pilnlcpal line of communication of the Turkish army and that they are ad vancing toward Elassona and arc preparing to uiilto forces with the bands under Davc-li , Zcrinos and other Macedonian chiefs. to 1'iiHli ( In' War , LONDON , May 14. The correspondent of the Standard at Constantinople sayo Kdliem Pasha hay wired to the Porto that ho Is qulto certain of being able to capture Do- mokos and the Greek army BB well , nnd In response pressing orders hive been uent to the Turkish rttaff to go ahead with the grcatebt energy , regardless of diplomacy , SIIII I'roMFi'iillnir tin * War. ATHENS. May 13 , ( Midnight. ) According to dispatches Just received here the Greek forces are besieging Nlcopolls and Prcvesa LONDON , May 13. The Athens concfcpond- ( lit of the Dally Mail bays that lhc < govern ment continues to send men to Iho front and Is purchasing laigo quantities of war mate rial Til r Mxli 1'orri-n. CONSTANTINOPLE , May 13. An ol'chl dlypatch from LarliHi , dated > rutcrday morn. Ing , announces that t Ix battalions of Turkish Infantry from the east and from Litlssa , four battalions from DIakata and four battalions from Janlna uro Turkish armltti from Janlna and Klasouru. sr.Kioisi.v SHOT i\ Tim MCK. lor I'loocl Minnln HflMltt < Jru li , \ \ lie IN " " ' "rjfKP1- George Crush llvlnp/yjjpfjElKlUccnlh / and Center streets , while H-aJjlaflt night went to the homo of hlajJKjfeJPcr-ln-law. Joe Flood , who resides nllEjIorncr of Eighth and Castollar nlrcctiAHsUio two engaged in a quarrel rioodSSyaed Grush out of the house and at li/Kfqjad / to throw him out. The door was /PfjJand / Hood and his wife ) went to l'cd.Mj f v minutes later Grush ' again came iVsyMoor and demanded admittance. It Mn-lBBrit' ' ' > whereupon he forced his nay In omn Iood , taking a re volver from .1 bureau drawer , fired a shot at the Intruder. Grush fell to the floor with a wound through the neck. Later Flood went Immediately to the police station , where ho gave himself up. The shooting IB the result of a family quarrel of several months' stand- ins , i Grush was later taken to the Child's hos pital , where it was found that his Injuries are of a serious nature. The bullet in its passage through the neck struck a portion of the spinal column nnd partial paral > sls set in. Tlood Is n teamster about 33 jears of age nnd has been married to ( ) rush's sis ter for about two jears. He claims ho has had trouble with his brothcr-ln-law contin ually since his marriage. Flood was charged with shooting with Intent to kill. -OM.O\VH IX KATIIIJlt'S FOOTVI IJI'S. Sou of Special Hvitiiiliicr llnre-ii MiootN llllUNOlf. KANSAS CITY , May IS. Harry C. Hnrcn , 21 years of age , committed suicide hero to night In a room over a Walnut street saloon , where ho was drinking nnd carousing with another youth and two women , in whose presence the tragedy occurred. The young man took his llto with the same revolver with which his father , W 12. Hazcn , a spe cial examiner in the service of the federal department of Justice , killed himself at Careen - ! eon City Nov. , about three jcnra ago. The father committed suicide while brooding over the death of hla wife , which occuned at Sioux Palls , S. O. , their home. For months the joung man has bad em ployment In a Kansas City paper hoiibe , but nt frequent Intervals he has been morose and downcast and he had icpeatedly threatened to end his life. Inspector Hazcn , the jouth'B father , had planned to dtown himself In Lake Taboo , near Carson City , but changed his mind and shot himself after writing and sending to a fiicnd a tragic poem entitled "Taboo Gives Not Up Its Dead. " The son iccently wrote n similar letter to n friend here , enclosing a copy of the poem , on the back ot which he had written the following "Father was right ; I will go the same way. " UOltn AHHKSTS AT OTTUMWA. Juntos I , . A > lc' orlli'n I'orkrt ICnlfc IN Ki.uml on DIcU Doilil. ST. LOUIS , May I1 ! . A special to the Re public from OtUimwa , la , - vs : The arrest of Dick Dodd of this city and City Marshal Stevens of Eldou for the robbery of the Cldon bank on February 1 has been followed today by many sensations In searching Dodd the chief of police found a fancy pocket knife with the name of James L. Aylcsworth on It. Ayleswoith was a travel Ins man who came to this city Apill 10 and was slugged In an alley and robbed of a diamond valued at $1G5 and a number of other valuables. lie was badly Injured nnd died at his home In Chicago a few dajs afterward. Dodd told the oinccrs that he got the knife from n well known > oung man. The police learned that this man with two others was been with Ajelosnorth in several baloons. The arrest of two of them followed. Those arrea'ed are Trod Grube Jerry Dcvol and James Kloi- dan. Grube and another , not yet arrested , are from prominent families Rlordan was arrested tonight. The ring which he pawned at nurlington has been located. nvs AVAR'IN TIII : 1110 IIIIHV. Slii'C'p Ili-riliTN CliuiKOilullli Killing CnKlf fur C'ojoli' Hull. CIinYIJNNKVyo , May 13 ( Special Tolegiam. ) < J. H Okie of Lost Cabin reached Casper tonight , bringing news of the stock men's war in the Dig Horn basin. An effort - fort was recently made to amicably divide tbo range between sheep and cattle grow ers , whicn failed. Saturday last sixteen mounted cattlemen forcibly drove the fore man of J. D. Woodruff , a big flockmastcr ot Lander , from the country where his sheep were ranging and moved his camp twelve mllea. The cattlemen asserted that the sheep herders had been killing cattle for coyote halt. Mr. Woodruff wai In Casper when the news reached there nnd at once took a ilfle and started for the SCPIIO of trouble. Ho will arm his herders and proposes to keep his sheep on the range without regard to consequences. llllllcllllllMtN Ml'l'l. LONDON , May 13. There was a meeting hero today of the bimetallic parliamentary committee In the Hou e of Commons Apart from the members of Parliament , there were bevcral prominent blmetalllsta and well known labor leaders present. Sir William Henry Houldcsworth , conservative , who was the delegate of Great lirltaln to the mone tary conference at Urussels In 1S92 , pro- Bided. I's referred In his address , upon opening the meeting , to the growth of bimetallic opinion in England and other countries and pointed to the fact that the special commlEslonors of the United Statco were now on their way to Franco to con fer with the blmetalllsts of tint countiy The chairman expressed his opinion that the prospects for an early International agrie- ment were , never more favorable. The com mittee decided to closely watch the Inter national agreements and hold Itself ready to co operate In them. MliilNtrr Rliolitn I'roNriilM Cri-i MUXIfO CITY , Mcx. , May 13 acnernl Powell Plnyton , the newly appointed minis ter of the United Stolen , ofllclully presented bin credentials to President Dinat noon today The stnto couriers bearing the arms of the republic were sent to tlio hotel vvheio the minister Is residing for himself and family , and on arriving nt the pitlaco they found a Inrtro dctull of nnny officials IIH- Mimhlcd to greet the minister while inanv prominent people wore present. General Clayton \.n drowsed In the full uniform of 11 brigadier K < f r.il of the United States army Ills cpch contained nflsur.uico of Ills deulro.to cnltlvnto mill closer bond ) with Iho government of Mexico , and ho .IH- suicd President Diaz of HIP sympathy nnd h-ood will ot the American people. The pres ident ropllifl In a most cordial Bpeech , nnd the minister and family wen. taken buck to their hotel In the Hlato carriages. ' IllCir.MON ) ) . Ind. . May n.-Tbo iJrand Army of the Republic , derailment of In- llnmu ele-cted James. B Dodge of nikli.ut c-ommaniUi on thfl flfc-ond ballot. The Womcn'H Jtellcf craps chow * MM Mnry TrnvlB of C'lawfordsv'lllo president. The I Tdlf-H of Iho Oinnd Army of the Republic voted npaliiHt thu consolidation with the Women'H IlclU-f corpa. Plnunc lluUi'N I'Vurfnl ' HIIVIIKI-M. LONDON , May H. A dispatch to the Dally Mall fimn Bombay rays that the bubonic plague 1 * making fearful ravage * In the Cutchmanily district where tliero have been 2,000 diHilw in a fortnlfiht Half the popu lation hag llfd. Injured ) > an CINC'l.N'NATl , May 13 Tnt-io was an explosion - , plosion at the powdt-r mlll or the A L Due Fireworks company , at Heading , O , . tMs afternoon The loan VVIIH PX ) Samuel Bherbnll wan fatally Injured Trunk .Moore and ( Hence JJutkenbrULk vveru ullghtly In jured. OMAHA WINS AGAIN Gets the Indian Supply Depot After n Bitter Tight. HOUSE ADOPTS THE CONFERENCE REPORT Allen Amontlmont Stays on the Indian Appropriation Bill , SHERMAN OF NEW YORK OPPOSES IT Reports tbo Conference Action and Moves Noncouourrouco Therein. KANSAS COMES TO NEBRASKA'S AID CurdH mill Simpson Help Mrroor lu What 1'rincN ( u He it XVInnliiff Kllort for ( InMK WASHINGTON , May 13. ( Special Tele gram. ) Omaha won a notable victory today In the Indian supply depot matter , through Rood I generalship , the help ot frlciuU and u united Nebraska delegation. The \lctory la remarked tonight an being brilliant In char acter. In view of the formidable opposition which has seemingly been growing stronger c\or since the amendment directing the sec retary of the Intel lor to establish a depot for Indian ' supplies at Omaha wa attached to the Indian appropriation bill After the hou o had refused to concur In the senate amend ment regarding the gllsonltc lands on the Ute reservation the debate wan at once stalled on the Omaha amendment In the bill , Sherman of Now York , who has been the moat out spoken opponent to the measure , telling the house \\hy this amendment should not bo concurted In. lie gave way to Curtis of Kansas , who lias been a warm friend of Omaha throughout the light. Curtis made u rattling good speech , citing generosity of the people of Omaha In donating rent free u building for the use of the gov eminent for live years. Ho showed the advantages the city possessed In being able to handle supplies of this character and the numbei of Indian tribes that would bencllt by the location of the depot In Onnha. ILLINOIS' Hid GUNS. Cannon of Illinois followed , being sircaitlo to a degiee , remarking that If tin * pin em inent needed such a depot , which ho under stood It did not , It was only right and proper for the government to pay lent for the buildings It might occupy Cannon swung his eyeglasvcs and told how economic ally the Now York and Chicago depots wcra maintained and how utteily uselcey the lo cation of a warehouse in Omaha wai at the uert. The position of the chairman of the appropriations committee and his outspoken opposition seemed to crystallize sentiment against the measure , especially as Now Yoilc and Chicago were fighting dcspeiately to re ject the senate amendment. Cooke of Illinois , who openly bombed that ho remained In Washington to beat the Omaha amendment , was given time In which to tell why Chicago should continue as the great head center for this branch of the gov ernment. He read his side of the case , among other things stating that n number of western cities had greater claims for the location of this depot than Omaha , and gave statistics provided by the Inteilor depart ment to show the location of bidders for supplies during the fiscal year 1S97 , and th position of Iowa , Kanaa" , Nebraska and Ml1.- toiirl In their distribution. Simpson of KansJH , who had felt thft mallei ! hand of Heed earlj In the morning , was at his best In suppoitlng the amend ment , which IIP did In a fl\e-mliiuti > talk , showing , among other things , what a saving It would be to the govunment should Omaha secure the warehouse Incidentally , he cpoke of the Union Pacific and Its re lation to the gov eminent. co\crlng luck Into the treasuij half of Us earnings to pay ob ligations Ho argued that the establishment of the depot In Omaha would be In the In tel est of the people- having them from tax ation , etc Mercer was then rec-gnlred for a speech that wan brimming over with good points , designed to catch votes which wtro forth coming , Ho spoke of the work In confer ence , how it had received the mippoit of five out of six conferees , and the careful consldeiatlon which had been given the hiib- Ject. Review Ing what had been mid by h's opponents' ' , he read a clipping from The Omaha. Hep , which showed how double rates wcra charged on many commodities ! bought In Nebraska , sent to Chicago , and then back to Omaha for distribution Ho made the bold statement that the depot In Chicago wa < J used aa n convenience for that city and Illinois rather than for the Indians of the northwest , that the maintenance of a warehouse In New York cost $ J2 5SJ annually and Chicago , ? 1.,32I ! , but thought tint Omaha would materially reduce both these figures , which accounted for opposition of those plates. Throughout It was a Uctful presentation of Omaha's case , and made u good Impicsslon. VOTE OPENS THEIR EYES. Sherman closed the debate , but not till Dlngloy of Maine had his Miy at the measure. When the vote was to bs takui on Curtis' motion to concur , Stark and Sutherland of Iho Nebraska delegation roundul up the demo crats and populists , Interest by this time hav ing extended throughout the chamber. There , was an exodus fiom the cloak loom , Mercer personally laboring to secure a creditable showing , even though defeat Fhniild follow hh efforts , Hut to the mil prise of almost every one , the vote for conciirieneo stood 61 to 47 , Curtis having been clever enough to movi ) to concui befoio Shot man could get In his negative proposition It was mich a signal victory that It da/ed the Illinois and Now York delegations , and on coming to In- iiulro reasons , found they had been hypnotised by the west While Mercer allowed himself a most finished adept In tccurlng votes , too much eredlt cannot , bo glvoiij the rest of the Ncbiaska delegation , which labored unitedly for Omaha , There was a call for tellers by Cannon , but ho was laughed from his position , and before ) Iho foxy gentleman from Illinois could re cover hlfl shattered forces , the IIOUBO ad journed The success of Omaha was cause for jubilation , Allen. Ihnrston and Nebraskana throughout unreservedly pronounced the vic tory of Inestimable value for Omaha , as It mcants the entrance wedge for broader legis lation In the future WIJV.H AI'Tiit A JIITTKIl 1'KJHT. Oiiinlui I'lillw Off a I'rlri * -Nihr | New ViirU mill Clili-iiKo. Omaha pcoplo very little understand the difficulties that lay In the way to SUCCCHS of the plan to secure an Indian supply depot , for tuLs city. They know In a Ktncral.way that the New York and Chicago IntercHtu were opposed to the move , and that the pow- ciful Influence of those two great centeru of commercial activity was being exerted to its utmost to prevent any change In the policy which lias given them c ntrol of the expenditure of several millions of dollara an nual ! ) for the Indlant Echoes of the light have reached Omaha from time to time , ana the people hero have felt that their Interestu were being faithfully watched by Iho ituto'u representatives , headed In the lower IIOIMO by Dave Mercer and In the senate by Sen ator Allen. It waa from Chicago that the thief opposition came , although the New Yirk representative , Mr "hfrinan of New Yoik UBS the m u ngpiMnlve Onu Chicago cage paper referred to the uiutur at a bit