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FHE OMAHA DAILY
ESTABLISHED JtTXE If ) , 1871. OMATIA , TUESDAY MOANING , XOA EMBER 1 , 1808 TWELVE PAGES. SINGLE COPY FIVE CEXTS.
OXLY A MEMORY NOW
Gates of Onmha's Beautiful White City Are
Ulosed Forever.
SUMMER DREAM SUCCUMBS TO AUTUMN
Ephemeral Beauty of the Fair Will Boon
Wholly Disappear ,
BIG SHOW WINDS UP IN BLAZE OF GLORY
Entire City Throngs the Grounds for a Last ,
Lingering Look.
ALL OTHER BUSINESS IS LAID ASIDE
I2n < liiixiniHc Crovril Snnteii Iliu'lc find
forth In tinCiroiinilN to ' ny rnrc-
\\i-\\ \ \ to AVIint HUH CliiiriucU
for I'"lc Month * .
Tntnl nilnilNKlmiH > cxlenlay. . Ol.lOi !
Totnl to date 2Uiti7l : :
The last day of the exposition , like the
Jlrst , has become a memory , ; < "or five
months U has furnished a spe-ctacle of on-
t"rprlsc and beauty that surpassed all prcvl-
ous achievement and the world has bowed
in admiration before the beautiful White
City of the West. Over 1 MIO.OOO people'
luvo passed Inside Its git a marvel at
its magnificence and become f.i . ' .noted by Its
eccnlc charms Thev havt bom dazed by
its splendor and Inspired bj tlic lesson that
U taught. The > have re id some part of the
Ptory of the fututo and rcallred the magni
i tude , the pluck ami resource of the new
and mighty empire that It represents. After
two jours of effort and achievement , of dis
couragement and SUCCCSB , the mission of the
< utcrprleo has been fulfilled and Us Influ
ence will be measured in the years that
ore to come.
Yesterday Omaha came to bid farewell to
the beautiful city that was the creation of
its people. All other business was laid
aside In order that Omaha day might be
made a fitting culmination of the undertak
ing. The banks , stores , factories and work
shops were silent and deserted while their
occupants joined In the- procession toward
the grounds. If the attendance failed to
reach the proportions of President's day
there were all the people who could enjoy
themselves with comfort In the Immense
inclosuro and tbo exposition ended ns U
lived , an Inspired success.
The early attendance was not ex
traordinary It was mainly composed of
strangers who came early to avoid the crush
and In order to maku the most of the last
opportunity to sec tbo show. It was 10
o'clock before the local patronage mate
rialized. Tiion It came with a rush. The
street cars were overwhelmed and ono after
, another stopped at the gates with their
human''frr ! u -"JsT'8 out at'Cbo skips until
U scoincd mlraculous that some of It was
not spilled on the way. During the next
three hours the grounds filled up at a
marvelous rate and the scattered crowd
merged Into a compact mass that surged
through every part of the grounds. Thou
sands of people did not attempt to come out
until after lunch and the attendance was
maintained all through the afternoon.
The rule that prohibited the sale of tickets
anywhere except at the entrances made It
difficult to handle the crowd at times. The
people swarmed up to Iho ticket windows by
thousands and although the men Inside
worked with the rapidity acquired In five
months of constant practice they were unable -
able to keep up with the rush when it was
at Its tide. But the crowds were orderly
and patient and If some were Inconvenienced
they did not permit It to Interfere with their'
enoyimnt.
During the afternoon a long line of
denfcly packed motor trains pulled up with
a big delegation from South Omaha which
speedily made Itself noticed even In the big
crowd that was already on the grounds The
employes of a number of local concerns
came to the giounds In a body and the
students of the Omaha Medical college , who
wore conspicuously distinguished by hand-
Bomo blue badges , paraded through the
grounds and cheered for Omaha.
It was altogether a tremendously en
thusiastic crowd and everono seemed to
partake In the general felicitations on the
triumphant ending of the show. The
speeches of tbo afternoon were not of the
fprcad-eagle order. They consisted largely
of serious discussions of the struggles that
had been successfully fought and word pic-i
,
tures of the results that had been attained.
But the big crowd applauded tumultuously
at the slightest provocation as though It
wished to assure the men who had managed
the exposition that their services and sacri
fices were appreciated.
No disposal will be made of the
main buildings until after November 15 , but
the exhibitors and concesslonlsts will be at
work bright and early packing their goods
and getting them ready for shipment. In
most cases this will bo accomplished In a few
dnya and within a short tlmo the buildings
vlll become comparatively vacant
romiAi. CLOSU or run Hit ; .snow.
A | > pr | irlnte 1'xorflnoRre Held In
the Vii'lltorliiin.
The final ceremonies of the exposition
erc- held In the Auditorium yesterday after
noon before an audience that parked the
building until a human skeleton
could scarcely have found standing
loom. The afternoon concert by
Inncs1 band was an effective curtain
ralsor and when the official party arrived
it had difficulty In forcing Us way to the
Beats on the stage that had been rcaened.
The exercises were neither spectacular nor
elaborate. Some of the men who had as
sisted most materially In building and main
taining the exposition spoke of the experi
ences that they had encountered during their
two years of unceasing effort and exchanged
congratulations on the magnificent success
that had been achieved In return they were
greeted with the hearty plaudits of those
who heard them and expressed their appre
ciation of their services In frequent cheers.
All congratulated each other that the long
struggle was over and spoke hopefully of the
results that are > et to come.
President Wattles presided and with him
v\cre seated on the platform the members of
the executive committee and of the Hoard of
V Directors , Vice President Saunders , Rev , T.
J MncXny. and a number of rlty and county
officials The program was Introduced by
the band , which plajcd Hosslnl'a beautiful
overture from "William Tell" so magnifi
cently that the uuJlonco was scarcely willing
to permit the music to give place to the
rosubr program. The two-step "Love Is
IClnr" was played for the encore and the
audience insisted on Its repetition before
It would allow the chairman to proceed.
Then President Wattles Introduced Ilcv
Mackay , who delivered an eloquen * and ap-
pr ( nrlate iino.-a'lon. The first address was
midst of their onn family and friends. So
by Mayor Frank E. Moorcs , who spoke ns
fullons.
1ln > or
"U Is fitting that the closing day of the
Transmlsslssippl Imposition should be set
aaldo as Omaha day , for fiom Its Inception
this great enterprise has been dependent
upon the energy , sagacity and benevolence-
of the citizens of Omaha.
"Omaha faislghtednais planned this ex
position when the leaden skies of adversity
hung heavy over the land ; Omaha courage
Inspired the Tranamlsslssippl region with
faith In the future and secured promises of
co-operation and assistance from the west
ern cities and states , when financial panic
and business depression were trying the
stoutest hearts. Omaha liberality and gen-
orosltj furnished the vast amount of money
required to assure the successful completion
of the exposition plins ; Omaha Intelligence
and energy have directed and managed
the enterprise ; and now most prop
erly to Omaha has been accorded the honor
of closing thu exposition. I trust Hut when
the turnstiles cease clicking tonight they
will have registered the largest dally attendance -
tendance ever aeon upon these grounds.
"This exposition has been n benefit to
Omaha In many ways. It has Inspired
Omaha people with faith In themselves and
In tholr city. It has shown our citizens that
no cn'erprlse Is too largo for them to un
dertake and carry to successful completion
If they work together and glvo It their
united loyal suppoit It has tmdo Omaha
pcopla proud of their city and they have
formed the habit of doing thPlr part to make
the city neat , clean and attractive and of
siylng the best things about Omaha Instead
of always talking to friends and visitors
I about the fallings of the city. In fact mimy
i of our most hopeless old fogies have become
'
' so accustomed to hearing other people say
i good things about Omaha that they somc-
I times find themselves praising the city.
| I Then again the hundreds of thousands of
i pel sons who have visited our city have goni )
to their homes In various parts of the country -
try Hinging the praises of Omaha hospitality ,
liberality , pluck , push , energy and thrift ,
and hundreds of business men and manu
facturers are now looking toward Omaha for
the purpose of locating new establishments
here. My piedlctlon Is that during the next
I ten years Omaha will experience a larger
proportion of growth than any other city In
the country and that the close of the dccado
will see hero a population of 250,000 to 300-
000 with a commensurate Increase In busi
ness In all lines.
"Tho country nt large believe In Omaha
and visitors have not been slow to voice
their approval That distinguished states
man and diplomat , ex-Governor Crlttendon
of Missouri , In an address here on Kansas
Cltv day said 'The record Omaha has made
In erecting this exposition Is marvellous.
Kansas City could not have done U ; St. Louis
could not have done It ; In fact no other
western city could have accomplished the
task. Such an enterprise required a com
plete unltv and a fcplcmlld llheralltv and
public spirit which no other city I believe
possesses. '
"Such words from such n source should
fill our citizens with greater pride In their
city.
city."I
"I feel that at this tlmo I should poorly
represent the people of Omaha If I should
close these remarks without expressing to
the dlr < * ctatvand. . luj jally. . to tho-pnicorD
and Board of Managers of the exposition the
gratitude of their fellow citizens for their
devoted unselfish labors which have brought
the exposition to this splendid culmination
They have succeeded fur beyond our fonden' '
dreams. I wish to thank them In behalf of
the citizens of Omaha for what they have
accomplished here and for the good they have
done the city.
"And now fellow citizens as the exposition
closes let us look forward to the futurp with
,
faith and courage and lot us one and all put
]
our shoulders to the wheel of Omaha pios-
perlty and progress. The future of Gi eater
Omaha is In your bands. "
MniuiKor 1Inline } SpPiikM.
Mayor Moores was vigorously applauded
and this was continued when Manager Z , T
, ' Lindsey of ths Department of Wajs and
Means was Introduced. Mr. Llndspy said :
"Away back In the good old times which
wo have all heard about and some of us i
have seen , there used to bo an occasion at L
the close of the district school called the
'last day ' It was a gala day , as It meant L
freedom from lessons and restraint and be-
cause It ushered In a long looked for holl-
day.
) "Tho management has come to the 'last t
l day' of the Transmlsslsslppl and Interna
tional Exposition , our tasks are almost L
ended , and our holiday near at hand. We
have all seen on the Midway some wonder
ful nvd beautiful illusions , and have been i
mystified by many marvelous feats of magic ,
but the greatest marvel of all has been the
exposition Itself. To transform an Irregular
cornfield Into a fairy land , with magnificent
buildings , stately domes , graceful colon-
nadcs , beautiful ( lower gardens , pleasant
groves , splashing fountains and the whole
Illuminated by a tracery of brilliant lights -
to do all this In less than two years does
Indeed seem a feat worthy of Aladdin and 1
bis lamp.
"Unlike our friends on the Midway , I nm
going to tell jou how this man el was done.
First of all It did not conic by chance nor
by inheritance. Some would have you be-
llovo It was a streak of luck , that good for
tune like a pillar of cloud preceded us by
day and hovered llko a pillar of fire over
us at night Whllo I believe that an over
ruling Providence aided us with clear skies ,
pleasant weather and bountiful harvests ,
still I must repudiate the good luck theor ) .
and attribute the stupendous success of the
exposition to the common sense , every day
business Ideas , to the sleepless nights , and
persistent hard work of the members of
the executive committee. '
"Social pleasures , personal comfort and
individual business requirements have all
been brushed aside , and no obstacle has
been allowed to Interfere with the success
ful outcome of our aim an exposition
worthy of Its name and the great territory
it represents. "
Continuing , Mr. hlndsey briefly reviewed
the work of securing the funds with which
to promote such a colossal enterprise and
expressed hla grateful acknowledgment of
the confidence that the people bad reposed
In the management of the exposition. He
also paid a tribute to the men on whom the )
had called for advice and encouragement In
times of discouragement and trial and ex
pressed the thanks of the management to
everyone who has contributed to make the
exposition what It Is. In conclusion , ho said
that while there had been much hard work
In the building of the exposition , there was
also much that was pleasant , and If , In the
stress and worry consequent upon so vast
an undertaking there had arisen any un '
pleasant memories he asked that they be
consigned to rest and that the people should
remember that what had been done had been
done for the glory of Omaha , of Nebraska
and of the transmlsslssfppl region ,
tiy Mr , Hnnt < u utcr.
Another selection by the band w.u fol
lowed by a short address b > Manager Rose-
i water , whose Introduction was followed by
u vigorous outburst of applause Mr. Rosewater -
water said that the birth of most great men
creates no rlpplo of excitement except In the
( Continued on I'lfih Page. )
HAD TO RETRACT OR BE TRIED
Dr. ] Martin Explains to Oimtuission Rstra ct
ing Did Not Change His Opinions.
.
INVESTIGATION ' IN SOUTHERN CAMPS ENDS
Colonel lltiKlieft , DUIiilon Superin
tendent of Southern llnlluiiy ,
Tel In How I'eiuiM ) H niiinnn
Itrnkc I'nrnltiirc.
CAMP POLAND , KNOXVILUE , Tenn. ,
Oct. 31. The War Investigating commission
1 concluded ' the work of Its southern tour here
today and at 6 o'clock tonight left for Wash
ington , expecting to arrive there about 2
o'clock tomorrow aflerno n.
It Is the present Intention that the com-
mlsal i-i shall go to Camp Mead soon ( fter
arrival at Washington and cx-Uovernor
j
i Woodbury will proceed directly to Vermont
(
j as a sub-committee to take testimony there.
The commission devoted the forenoon to
|
) Inspecting the camps and the afternoon to
taking tcstltnonv They found a division of
|
troops here under the command of Colonel
Kurtze cf the Second Ohio and while they
had no personal criticism to express against
him some of the commissioners expressed
the opinion that the command was too larg
to be entrusted to an officer below the rank
of brigadier. The transfer of Colonel
Kurtze to the command of the division
leaves the brigade of which his regiment Is
a part In command of Colonel Young , the
colored colonel of the Third North Carolina
lina
Dr. Miirtlii ThlnkH Water In Polluted.
The first witness before the commission
' was Dr. John F Martin , n contract surgeon
from Ohio , who was at Chlckamauga. He
repeated his expression of opinion that the
| water In the pipe line sjstem at Chlekaj
mauga was contaminated by the water from
Cave Spring creek. Ho said that after ho
had Hist expressed this opinion , saying at
the same tlmo that the facts In regard to the
existence of Uphold was being suppressed ,
lie had been summoned by General Sheridan
and told that ho must retract Immediately
or submit to court-martial.
He had then written n letter of retraction ,
but ho declared that ho had done this to
promote discipline and not because he had
changed his opinion as to the pollution of
the water. Ho read a statement from the
pumping station engineer to the effect that
the new channel of the- Cave creek was not
completed until August 6 and that previous
to this tlmo the creek emptied Into Chlcka
mauga river , just above the mouth of the
In-take pipe of the pipe line system. He
also expressed the opinion that the Jay
Mill spring at Chlckamauga , Ga. , was con
taminated from the surrounding sinks.
Dr. Frank L. Triers , a contract surgeon
from Ohio , who was engaged In the hospital
of the Second division of the First corps at
Chlcamauga , differed from most of the phy
sicians In his estimate of typhoid. Ho said
that whllo many believed ninety per cent
of the sickness at the camp to be typhoid ,
ho did not believe that to exceed twenty
per cent was of that character. He alco
took Issue with those who charged tjphold
to-thjr-nseiicr otv'nies.-attrlliutlnB It tothe
water. Ho thought most of the disease nt
Chlcamauga was malsmatlc.
He said It was true that on some occasions
It had been necessary to have patients at
this hospital lie on the ground for as much as
ten hours at a time , until provision could
bo made for them.
Co'onel G. K Hughes , division superinten
dent of the Southern railway , gave the com
mission information as to the trouble en
countered In moving troops. He said that
as a rule the soldiers had operated In the
work of the railroad company , but that there
had been some disorder at times Ho men
tioned ono Instance In which Company F
of the Fifth Pennsylvania had broken up
all the furniture of two cars near Lexington ,
Ky. , on the plea that the coach was not fit
for soldiers to travel In
AVII NO n Uken ChleUninmiKU.
' Major General James II Wilson , now com-
mandlng the First army corps , said he was
In charge of the First division. First corps ,
at Chlckamauga Park. Ho left there with
his command about July 1 , bound for Porto
Rico At Charleston ho was kept some two
] weeks or more ; he did not know whether
1 It was on account of a lack of transports or
what. Here typhoid fever broke out and
when he did get off he had to leave seventy
cases of It behind. Ths disembarkation at
Porto Rico he said , took eleven days , when
It should have been accomplished In two.
This , ho claimed , was on account of not
having steam launches for which ho asked 1
the department In vain In Porto Rico the
health of his troops was good on the march ,
but as soon as they came to a standstill
I sickness broke out.
i General Wilson said he had found the gov-
ernment rations good and sufficient. The
' moat of the sickness among the troops was
caused by the men eating fruit and trash.
"I consider Chlckamauga Park ono of the
finest camps In the world , " said General
Wilson. "I never sawUs superior unless It
Is Camp Hamilton , here at Lexington. "
Captain Charles W. Golden , commissary
of the Second brigade , Third division. First
corps , testified that on nearly all occasions
ho had found the rations good and In sufn-
clent quantities and that all requisitions
made had ho thought been honored na
promptly as possible. He said at one time a
lot of baron was found that had become In
fected with maggots , but that as soon as It
was brought to the attention of the authori
ties It was promptly condemned.
SfiiNntlonnl Testimony.
Lieutenant Colonel Frank D. Baldwin , Inspector
specter general on General Wilson's staff
and who was on General Wade's staff nt
Chlckamauga , gave tome sensational tcstl
mony concerning the conditions there.
"When the camp was first established
there , " ho said , "I did not Inspect a single
hospital but what I found It In a filthy con
dition. Reports were made of this to the
commanding general and Improvements
could bo observed for a few days , but In a
short time matters would get as bad as
ever. About the time the camp was broken
up this had been corrected to a largo ex
tent. "
Colonel Baldwin further snld he had
known requisitions to be made frequently
that were not honored. Thla was especially
true In regard to the Second division , Third
corps.
Dr Connor of the commission said-
"There has been more disgrace brought
upon the United States hospital system by
the Second division , Third corps , than by
any other In the service. I can readily see
how this was , since no sort of attention was
paid to the complaints made. "
Colonel Ualdwln said that so far as he
knew General Compton , commanding the
Second division , only Inspected his com
mand on Sunday morning and that he did
not know either General Compton or Gen
eral Wade , the corps commander having In
spected tha Second division hospital Colonel
Baldwin said that ho Knew of one Missis
Klppl regiment that did not get Us clothing
when It should and suffered greatly In con
sequence , as the weather was wet and nasty.
' I do not consider Chlckamaugd park a
J suitable place for a large Dumber of troops
for many reasons. My observation was that
sinks could not bo dug oyor six feet with
out striking rock. The only water supply
was Cblckamauga creek. On two occasions
I observed the water entering the pipes to
be In fxceodlngly bad condition on account
of tilth and refuse. It was explained that the
breaking of dams caused this. I saw the
creek nearly every day and I never saw tha
water In such condition that I should have
liked to drink It. Moreover , the park has
entirely too much timber land to make n
good camp. *
"General ganger's division had to send
three or four ralfcs forflwater. I knew
positively that no ruglmqnt remained two
mouths and a half without striking tents
and lalsing the floors , orfrlso changing IU
encampment. " i | '
Asked If the men were allowed to drink
water from a certain spring , Colonel Bald
win said n
"It Is true that they Were not , but as
one officer humorously rfcnmrkcd , to keep
the men from drinking water from any pool
It was necessary to put ajsentlnel over the
pool and then put another ecntlnol over
him to keep him from drinking.
Colonel Baldwin stated ! ( hat no euch ar-
rangmcnts were made toVtako care of the
sinks as have been made here at Camp
Hamilton. Ho said that "Ilia ground finally
got so perforated with s iks In the Umber
portion J of the park that was really un-
safe to rldo through It ; ' b/at his horse had
gone Into them up to his bolly.
Colonel Baldwin said t tat It was a com
mon , complaint that frequently regiments
dumped their worst men oft on the hospitals
for nurbce. Ho said thai"-the camp of the
First Mississippi was one'of the worst he
had ever seen , largely on account of the
leniency of tbo colonel with his men. He |
stated further that thcrq was great dimI i
culty In getting lime , duetto the Inefficiency |
of the quartermaster's department. On one j I
occasion ho said that hottvas notified that ' ,
there was an abundoncejof lima ; that he , ,
in turn notified several } regimental com
manders. ' They made requisitions and were ' '
j I given j ono barrel of llmojeach and notified i
' that that was all that could bo granted
'
them.
Dtccllciit Honpitnl rnelllilen.
The next witness was Captain Benjamin
Johnston , now depot quartermaster at Camp
Hamilton. Captain Johnston nerved as as-
slstant chief quartermaster of the Fifth
corps at Santiago from _ Juno 17 to Au
gust 22. Ho eatno away with General
* Shatter and served at Montauk Point until
j
I tint camp was abandoned , when he came
| i to Lexington.
, "At Santiago , " said Captain Johnston ,
|
"from the tiino I landed until I left , there
was an abundance of ctathtng ; many of the
troops had only dog tents'but , In my opin
ion , these were good and healthy. No com
plaint could bo found with the transport
In which I went to Cuba , .or that In which
I returned. ;
"At Montauk Point I visited both the de
tention and division hospitals and , though
not a competent judge In Mich matters , I
considered both excellent.
"There Is on abundance of clothing and
other supplies hero , all of good quality , win
ter clothes have ben Issued. To my Knowl
edge there Is no reglmoiu her enow where
men arc -wearing unllnei * blounes. Some of
the tents hero have be' fondemned and
they will bo Immediate1 replaced. There
Is a great deal of clotr'J' ! ' > Jvn too depot and
an abundance on the vvi > / nilclllong have
always" been promptly honored : "
The commission adjourned at 6:30 : for din
ner and resumed Us ecsslon at S o'clock.
Colonel William A. Pow of the eighth
Massachusetts , who was called In the even
ing , said that the principal complaints he
made were of the difficulty his regiment ex
perienced In securing medical rupplies. He
said his surgeon would make out a requisi
tion and hand It to the proper officers and
they would return it with the statement that
there were no supplies and It was not use to
make requisition. Colonel Pew said his regi
ment had difficulty In "ecurlng Its wagons
at Chlcamauga park. He said his camp
ground wat , very poor.
Money from it Prltitte Piir e.
Colonel W. D. Leonard of the Twelfth New-
York , testified that the surgeon of his regl-
ttent was continually clamoring for medi
cine to glvo the man in quarters. He could
cot secure this , he said , so the colonel spent
1500 out of his own pocket for medicine.
Colonel Leonard admitted that his men
were sometimes not sent to the division
hospital because tLey were opposed to It.
"If you would not send your men who
needed medlclno to the division hospital ,
how can jou lay Hame for not receiving
medicine ? " asked Dr. Connor.
"If no had sent all our sick men to the
division hospital , " said the colonel , "wo
would have had no need for our surgeons. "
Colonel Leonard then said the commissary
supplies had been good and so abundant that
the men could not consume them. Con
sequently each company has a fund of JoOu
or more obtained by selling superfluous sup-
piles. The colonel complained of the quar
termaster's supplies , especially of the shoes.
He said that ho had spent nearly $600 out of
hlb own pocket for shoes for his men. He
said that the supplies were Issued In peace
meal and frequently the quartermaster's do
partmcnt got the requisitions "bulled" up.
Colonel W. K. Caffee , Second Missouri ,
stated that his regiment did not receive all
equipment until a few days before leaving
Camp Thomas for Lexington. Among the
last things Issued , ho said , were the boilers
for boiling the water , which were ordered
more than two months before. Colonel
Caffee said that sinks could bo dug at the
Second Missouri's camp at Chlckamauga only
four feet before striking rock. This , ho
stated , was represented to the brigade com
mander and the Inspector , but no action was
taken.
Colonel Caffee said that ho had no sur
geon and only ono assistant surgeon for
some time after the regiment went to
Chlckamauga.
ercrowilert HoMiltnl.
"Several men from my regiment were sent
to division hospital and could not be re
ceived because the hospital was already
overcrowded , " gild the colonel , "We had
no medicine In the regiment. I visited the
Hospital dally whllo I had men there and I
frequently found the tents unftoored , the
cots crowded so closely together that ono
could not pass 'between. The tents were so
leaky that when It was raining the men In
tha tent had to bo covered with ponchos and
rubber blankets to be protected from a
drenching.
"Dr. Griffith was In charge of the hospital
and alter visiting all the others I concluded
this was the best conducted one at the park.
Dr. Griffith and his assistants were doing all
they could with the means at command.
This objectionable condition of affairs lasted
eight or ten weeks. The nurses were , In
many cases , obpecttonable , but I came to the
conclusion that this was a necessary evil
under the circumstances. "
Colonel Caffee said his regiment received
not only enough barrels to boll the drinking
water , but not even enough to haul It the
four miles necessary , despite requisitions
made. |
"When we could not get men in the
division hospital on account of Its over-1 i
crowded condition , " said Colcnel Caffee , "we
had no medlclno to give the sick. We made ,
requisitions for It and they were returned | i
with this endorsement from the chief aur-
( Contlnued on Second Page. )
ANOTHER MURDER IN OMAHA
Bartender J , E , Jones Stabbed iu the Breast
by Unknown Person' .
TWO MEN ARRESTED ON SUSPICION
niflVrrnpo O\or I'lijnirnt for tin *
UrlnUn I.piidn to n Itlood }
Trnweily In n AVohsli-r
Mrcet Snloon.
A drunken row last night in a saloon at
the corner of Thirteenth and Webster streets
culminated In a stabbing nffra } In which
J. H. Jones , the bartender , received a wound
from the effects of which ho died In less
than five minutes.
Two men were locked up in the city jail ,
as they were known to have been Implicated
In the affair , and the police are looking for
a third man. who Is supposed to have donn
the cutting The names of the men In confine
ment ' am S. J. Maher and William F. Orady ,
both being employed as machinists In the
Union Pacific shops. The man for whom
the police are searching is George M. Chall-
man , also a machinist.
The trouble happened about 0-30 o'clock ,
icsttltlng from the refusal of the proprietor
of the saloon to give these three men credit
for some liquor thry wished to purchase. Jim
Johnson , the proprietor , was Hitting nt a
table In the rear of the saloon engaged In a
game I of cards with two friends , Ftank
Dougherty I and J. W. Hackthorn , whin
Chollman I , Maher and Gradv entered und
called < for drinks. They were waited on by
Jones , the bartender , and they settled for
the I first round of drinks In cash , Maher
pnjlng l the bill.
Thun Grady proposed another round , but
he 1 had no money and nskcd for credit for
the I amount of the purchase. This the bar
tender i refused to allow and Grady appealed
to i the proprietor. "Say , " he called back to
Johnson at the card table , "Isn't my credit
good for 45 cents ? " He was told that It
wasn't and a war of words Immediately fol
lowed. 1
I/envo In a I In IT.
The outcome of the verbal encounter was
that Maher , Grady and Challman loft the
saloon In a very bad humor , and as the card
game had been broken up , Johnson stood at
the bar and discussed the trouble with his
frit nds.
It was a , few minuter after the trio wont
out that those Inside heard a scuffling on
the sidewalk , and someone shook the door
as If he were trjlng to open it. This con
tinuing the bartender stepped to the door
to learn the cauao of the commotion. Ho
opened It part way and asked : "What do
you fellows want out there1' "
There was no answer audible to the men
In the saloon , but they saw Jones fall back
ward Into the room , exclaiming "Hoys ,
I've caught It , " and when they picked him
up they saw that a knife had been plunged
Into his breast Just nbovo tlirheart. . Ho
lived only a few minutes afterward
Frank Dougherty , one of the men who
had been In the bar room during the whole
proceeding , carried Jones to a place near
the stove and asked him who bis assailants
were.Jiut Vbe nun w unconscious and did
not answer. The polite were notified and
succeeded In arresting Maher and Grady
not long afterwards. Dougherty , Hackthorn
and C. Cosgrovo were held as witnesses.
The police secured an accurate description
of Chatlmnn and watched all the railroad
trains and yards In the hope of apprehend
ing him. As neither Maher nor Grady
would talk it is not known whether or not
Challman Is the murderer , and some of the 1
police think Grady was the guilty person ,
DECISION ON DREYFUS CASE 1
Itn niVeot Will IJo to Ilrlni ? Out the
Wholr Truth Ilofoic the HlKhcit
Court l > tiTm7jV Tlirrnta.
PARIS , Oct. 31. By Saturday's decision 1
the court of cassation obtains the most absolute -
lute control over the Dreyfus rase. It can 1
demand and examine any documents what
ever. Including the dossier , of any case ;
bearing upon the Dreyfus matter and can
examine under oath any witness , however
high his position.
In short , If the court makes a sincere use
of Its powers the truth will have a much
letter chance of being discovered than would
have been the case had It merely ordered
revision before another court-martial , whoso
actions might have been actuated by a de
sire to shield the general staff.
Having concluded Us Inquiry It can present -
sent a new dossjer to either a civil or n
military court for the final decision. Its
proceedings will not bo public and there can ,
therefore , be no objection to n communica
tion to It of the alleged secret dossier , If
this is still In existence , while the numer
ous generals who have expressed their be
lief In the guilt of Dreyfus will now be
called upon to explain the grounds of their
convictions.
Although the libelatlou of Dreyfus has not
been ordered , the court can order him
brought to Franco at any moment and will
probably do so at an early stage of the In
quiry. The court refrained from ordering
his release on Saturday because It would
have been a presumption of his Innocence.
As President Fauro left the Grand opera
house tonight about 11 o'clock ho was
greeted with prolonged shouts of "Viva
1'armee , " and "A bas Jo julfs. "
Court Esterhazy , It Is reported , has writ
ten to several generals demanding money
under threats of exposure.
SCALDED BY ESCAPING STEAM
Six Men I'rolmlily Fntnlly Injurrd hy
nil KxnloNlon ofntnral ! GnN
la Steel Work I * .
COLUMnUS , 0. , Oct. 31. A special to tbo
gtute Journal from Hcllalrc , 0. , says.
An explosion at 11 o'clock toi'ay la 'he
main boiler room at the Bellalrc Htel com
pany's furnace demolished the entire build-
\UK \ and fatally Injured and scaldo'1 six men. '
The iccldent was caused by the explosion of '
n.v.'ial gas that escaped from i rna'n ' and
C'llectwl In the top of the boiler house. The
Intured are-
areIllshop. .
Woodrum.
. 'ohn Murray.
Fred Glatzer.
Charles Glatzer.
Iert ! Conroj.
.
All were caught under falling walls and
scalded by escaping steam.
I
Mot finrntN of Oi'rnn Vcuncln Oct. t1.
At New York Sailed State of Nebraska ,
for Glasgow. Arrived Rotterdam , from
Rotterdam , La Tournlne , from Havre.
At Liverpool Arrived Sylvanla , from
Do&ton.
At Gibraltar Arrived Werrn , from New
York.
At Glasgow Sailed Hestin , for Baltimore
October 29.
At Gibraltar Sailed Fulda , for New
York.
At Antwerp Arrived Weslernland , from
Now York , October 30.
At Quecnstivvn flailed Campania for
New York. October 30.
ARMOUR J CAUGHT IN SQUEEZE
Combination to Corner the Itlli .Miir-
! ! ( 'oinuiuimitcK H Drnl tlint
s n rhirry on 'C
CHICAGO , Oct 31. P. D. Armour gave
up a snug sum todaj us the result of a little
squeeze In October short ribs If the gossips
on 'change Know whereof they speak. It
w as the last day of the October delivery and
ribs , which could have been bought wltn
comparative ease nt $5.30 a hundred pounds ,
and on Friday ns low as $3 12 > fc , weic ap
parently scarce with the price soailng up
toward $7. The price was only stopped at
$8 75 by private settlement of about 3,000,000
pounds.
'Ihcro Is no telling where the deal would
have gone had the people running It pushed
It to extremes They demonstrated their ab
solute control of the situation. It WTIS the
culmination of n deal by n svndlcato of what
are known ns the "English" packers , with a
number of concerns associated with them ,
I said i to have been against John Cudahy and
I P. D. Armour though his representative dc-
j nles It and has been under way for two
months. Just who constitute the sjndlcate
Is not jet public proper ! } , but It Includes
Swift and Company , the Chicago Packing
company , the Continental Packing company ,
the International Packing company and
probably several commission concerns which
nro made up of the people largely Interested
In the packing companies namca.
The actual head of the combination was
Samuel McLaln , the manager of the Anglo
American Packing company , t'p to Sntur-
dcy night nil the members had ribs to sell
for October delivery at $ , " > 30 This morning
there were practically no offerings and of
the buying not to exceed 225,000 pounds b >
Logan , Lump on and other commission con
cerns the price was put up from a nominal
opening nt $3 S"Vi to about $6 62'i
A. 11. Farnum toward the latter
part of the stsalon was credited
with buvlng 100,000 pounds at $ fi 75 ,
and a few- minutes later It was prac
tically confirmed that a private settlement
had been made on 2,030,000 pounds nt 56 75.
McLaln , who acted for the people running
' tbo deal , confirmed a private settlement on
this quantity , but refused to say with whom
the settlement had been made.
The quantity of ribs on which a settle
ment has been made was raised by common
gossip to 3,050,000 pounds nftcr the close
No ono but the people In direct Interest
know just what settlements were made pri
vately tonight on the basis of closing prices.
TEN WOMEN CLAIM ONE MAN
of Mniiylln < i , In CM-
HrlcliMvell .Sunpcoicd ol
Killed AVoninn.
CHICAGO , Oct. 31. A bridewell prisoner
of many aliases and who ten women claim
as their husband has been identified ns the
original of a picture forwarded from Wheel
ing , W. Va. , ns the likeness of Jacob Adolph
Huff , who Is suspected of complicity In
j causing the death of Mrs. Jacob Hoh , to
1 whom he was married on April 15 and whoso
| death occurred two months later. The
prisoner Is known at the bridewell as Martin
I Doty. The letter Inclosing the picture was
' received by the Chicago police Saturday and
! , was signed by Hev. Herman Haaso of
j I | Wheeling.
i Mr Haaso said Jacob Adolph Huff married
| ' Mrs. Hoh , a widow , April 15 , 1805. Two
months later the woman died suddenly and
the day after her burial Huff disappeared
1 Hlb clothing and watch were found on the
l ' bank of the Ohio river and It was thought
grief had caused htm to commit suicide.
Discovery that he had drawn $900 from the
bank and pawned his wife's jewelry caused
the Wheeling authorities to change their
minds and an examination of the woman',8
body was made. It was discovered , the
clergj man's letter Indicated , that she had
not died a natural death. A week ago Ilcv.
Haase , after reading of the arrest of n
polygamlst In Chicago , ono of whoso aliases
was Hoh , sent the picture. Today detectives
recognUcd Doty ns the original of the pic
ture.
ture.Doty
Doty denied having over boon In Wheeling.
Ho has been In the bridewell several w celts
Nearly a month ago It was discovered that
ho was wanted In Milwaukee for bigamy
An Investigation developed that nt least
ten women claimed him as their husband.
POWDER HOUSE DEMOLISHED
Tvveiitj ini | > t05 on of HiiioUelcxx I'nn-
dor Factory r > cnpe from Driith
h > Timely WnrnliiK.
SOUTH ACTON , Mass , Oct. 31 The
powder house of the New Yoik and New
England Titanic Smokeless Powder company
was demolished by an explosion today. There
wore twenty men employed In the building ,
all of whom escaped with the exception of
two , who were slightly Injured In the rush
to get out. The exact cause of the explosion
has not yet been determined but a few
minutes previous to the trouble the engineer
noticed that something appeared to bo
wrong with the machinery and shut oil
steam and gave the danger signal. Thu
building In which the explosion occurcd
was about 1EO feet long by 75 feet wide and
ono story In height The structure was
almrat totally demolished and all the ma
chinery , Including the engines and boilers ,
were dentroyed.
YELLOW FEVEJUJN MARYLAND
Infeeteil Venue ! Hull * from Hntunii In
Had Shape nnd HIIN > ol Sliouu
Lit nt Itiininntlnc.
NORFOLK. Va. , Oct 31. The where
aboiits of the Maryland , on which vessel
there developed five cases of yellow fever ,
resulting In three deaths at Havana , IB a
mystery.
The Marland sailed from Havana Octo
tor IS for Baltimore against the advice and
protest of Dr. Brlnmoycr of tbo Marine has
pltal , who advised the captain to proceed to
Tortugas quarantine , The Maryland skipper
refused. The Maryland had entered tht
capes at Virginia and would have been ii [ '
at quarantine , but the oillclala today salt *
nothing had been eren of the vessel and U
Is feared other cases of the dreaded disease
havei developed
I'eek I'reiteiited to I'reMdent.
PARIS , Oct 31. The United States am-
basnador , General Horace Porter , this mornIng -
Ing presented Mr , Ferdinand W. Perk , the
I'nlic l States coir.tnli loner to tbo Paris
cjtpottlt'on ' of HOO , and the lat'or'a ' col
league 9 , to President I'aure. ,
DEMAND EVERYTHING
American flommissioners Onll for Ocssioii ol
Philippine Islands ,
ASK SPAIN TO GIVE UP ENTIRE GROUP
Policy of the United States Govemmont
Benders Tbia Necessary ,
UNCLE SAM MAY ASSUME PORTION OF DEBT
Will Not Bo EcEporsillo for Spain's ' Ex-
pendltnro for War ,
SPANIARDS RECEIVE PROPOSAL CALMLY
.1lon l > Aik fur nil AdjonrnnicMtt Till
Frldn > to r.nnlilr Tin-in to Delib
erate on Whnt llcnly tit
-Mnkc.
. )
Oct. 31 ( New Voik World Ca-
Special Tclegram.-Cesslou ) of the
whoru I'hllljiplno archipelago was demanded
by the United Stales commissioners today
at the Joint session of the pcaeo couimlK-
sloim.
The American propobal was drawn with
the iitmwt care and set forth the reasons
why the United States considered It essential
th.it the entire
group rather than any pirt
of the archipelago should bo ceded
The principal of thcso reasons was that
the future of the Philippines thcmschcn
us well an considerations of the United
States' policy rendeicd It necessary that
all the Islands should bo under a. uniform
6) ( item of government.
In ielation to the Phlllpplno deht the
United States declares Us
wllr.ngness to aa-
aumo such n portion of It as has licoll ox-
pencled for objects of public utllltv In the
Islands , whllo declining to accept any finan
cial obligations occurring from prooecutlon
of war.
The Spanish commissioners icculvod thaso
proposals without any expression of opin
ion , Montcro Rlos merely asking that the
commission should adjourn until Friday to
enable the Spanish commission to dcllber Uo
on Its reply to the American pioposal.
Though definite Information \\as not put
foiwaril In any way tut to an ultimatum
and. whlfo the Spaniards cannot coticn.il
fropi themselves that the American demands
for cerslon of the aichlpelago
are not
llltcly to bo modified. H0y hope that Bomo
Important concessions in connection with
the debt can bo sccuna One Spanish com
missioner declared subrpqucntly that under
the conditions stlpulat < 1 by the United
States It would bo Impossible for Spain to
prove that more than f2,000,000 out of $40 -
000,000 of the Phlllpplno debt had been ex
pended otherwise than In connection with
the war.
Though In Trench official diplomatic cir
cles tonight the
American dr-ninud * arc
treated as ovcttsivu and uifoj.lli.R . Kioutuls
for the Spanish eon mission to throw up the
mission in despair , It can bo stated on tliu
moat reliable Span'eh authority that the
Spaniards are not Inclined
to adopt such a
policy unless so Instructed fiom Madrid , but
will make a strenuous
effoit to obtain a
substantial monetary compensation from the
United States In return for the surrender of
the Philippines.
Madrid political financial papers received
today very significantly advocate peace .it
1 I any cost and advlso the nation to accept the
burden of the Cuban debt as the Inevitable
I result of the war , but the Phlllpplno debt Is
I placed on quite a different footing , It being
j I argued that the cession of Porto Ulco Is
ample equivalent for any Indemnity the
United States might feel entitled to demand
for war expenses and also for all claims
lodged by American subjects during the
Cuban civil war from February , 1805 , to the
end of April , 1SOS.
Whatever temptation Sagasta might feel
to make the Philippine question a ground
for the rupture of negotiations Is tempered
by the knowledge that such proceedings
would simply mjan Unit the conservatives
would take ofllcc , resume negotiations and
carry them to a conclusion. Spain Is utterly
helpless tu face the renewal of hostilities
The Spanish commission had a confcrcnca
< of an hour and a half duration this cvcn-
Irg , after which Monlcro RIos sent a lou.-j
telegraphic dispatch to Madrid. Three of thfl
Spanish commissioners have arranged to
leave Paris tomorrow which being the Feast
of All Saints Is a public holiday hero.
IN FAVOR OF DISSOLUTION
ItcprriirntMtlY UN of Culinii Army Want
tO Hl'llll CoillIlllNXllHl < < > WllNlllllM-
tiin unit Al in < Ion rim crnnif ill.
HAVANA. Oct 31. Advices received hero
from Santa Cru del
Sur say that a nw
Jorlty of the representatives of the Cuban
army at the meetings held there are In favor
of a dlholutlon of the Cuban Insurgent
gov
ernment and the appointment of a commls
slon to go to Washington for the purpose of
thanking the American government for ita
Intervention In favor of the Cubans and to put
themselves unconditionally at the disposal
of the Washington authorities so as to en
able the latter to develop their program
without any hlnderance.
The Cubans arc also said to bo In favor of
the dlsbandment of the Cuban army.
The Cuban leaders who will probabjy as-
scmble at Mariano are to be presided ove-
by Manuel Sansullly , who has been 111
with fever for ( -.evci.il days at Clenfucgos , on
hlu way to Santa Cru del Sur
NINETEEN DAYS TO BAHIA
llatflrnhlliM Oregon mill Iowa Arrlie
nt Ilrnzllluii Port In Hood
Condition.
WASHINGTON , Oct. 31 A cablegram
received at the War Departmen this after
noon announced the arrival at Bahla , Brazil
of the battleships Oregon uud Iowa. They
are nineteen days from Tompklnsvlllo , mak
ing an exceptionally smooth and rapid run
down the toast. The collier Abarcnda , now
at Rahla , consumed thirty-one days maJ < lng
the same trip Because of Us lack of speed
U will bo allowed to return to the Unit oil
States , Instead of going along to Honolulu
as was first Intended. The battleships stop
at Rahla a few days , rcplonlshlng their coal
bunkers from the Abaranda and the Celtic
and will then proceed to Rio , where they are
to take part In the demonstration there on
Novembtr 15 , to commemorate the anni
versary of the birth of the republic of Rrazll
Indlniix liidnlK' ' In Thfi
WICHITA Kan Oel 31. Sixty Cheyenne
Sioux and Araiahoe Indians , Including
( twenty squaws , arn In the city and will
' Ktvo a public war danca thin evening lhc
1 ngrnts have consented to their trip They
will go all over the country and cxh'Mt.
taklpg up , collcc'loni. They will travel
Jovirjand In vvacoui an& on Douk'/i.

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