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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
ESTABLISHED JUX.E 10. 1871. OMAHA , inilDAY MOH2TLJIG , DJEOEMIVEll 10 , 1S)8 { TWELVE PAGES. SIXGLE COIY FIVE OBXTS.
TRIBUTE TO PEACE
Southerners Units to Joyfully Welcome tha
White- Winged Messenger ,
THOUSANDS JOIN IN THE GLAD ACCLAIM
Georgia's Capital Oity Resounds with the
Gladsome Shouts of Children.
TEN THOUSAND OF THEM IN THE PARADE
Confederate and Union Veterans March
Along Peacefully Side by Bide.
NORTHERN REGIMENTS LEAD PROCESSION
Notnlilc llano.net nt AVIilrli the Chief
Executive mill tlic IlerucN of the
Spanish War Are the
, Mill"
ATLANTA , Dec. 15. The president of the
United States boarded his special train after
midnight tonight after a famous two days
in Atlanta. Ills visit hero has been a his
tory-making event and the results will be
felt for ycais to come.
The wcrds of his famous speech before the
Georgia legislature echoed .through the ban
quet hall tonight. In his opening remarks
Hon. CVarlc Howell , the toastmaster of the
qccaaion. read the joint resolutions adopted
t > y .thoso . bodies today. The memorable
words of the president having reference to
y the part of the north In caring for the graves
ot to ! ; confederate dead were cheered nnd it
was with difficulty that the toastmaater pro
ceeded to the introduction of the guest of
the evening. Before the president was per
mitted to proceed there wore three cheers
nnd tigers thrice repeated. The president
was In a splndld humor and applauded the
orchestral renditions ot "Dixie" ns repeat
edly as he did those of "Yankee Doodle. " H
was a noticeable fact that In all the gor
geous decoration of the banquet hall not
ouo confederate Hag appeared.
The president's train left the union sta
tion shortly after midnight nnd Is duo in
Tuskogco Friday morning.
The feature of today was the military
parade which passed through the streets
during the afternoon. Starting from the
corner of Garnet and AVhltehall streets nt
noon , the procession proceeded to Exposi
tion park over Alabama , Broad. Marietta
and Poach Tree streets. The parade con
sisted of ten divisions under command ot
Grand Marshal A. J. AA'cst. His staff In
cluded among others the following
prominent people : Major Cleveland AVlll-
coxson , Fifth Georgia infantry , 'chief ot
Btaff ; Lieutenant Colonel AVIIllam P. Hall ,
Bdjutant general , Deportment of the Gulf ;
Colonel A. P Cleory ; C. O. S. Garnctt of
Virginia , Captain D. A. Frederick , U. S. A. ;
J. C. McL. Carter , U. S. A. : General James
O. Ladd , South Carolina ; Major C. L. AVIng ,
Second Arkansas volunteers ; Lieutenant
Moorehcad AVrlght , Second Arkansas
Volunteers' '
Children Ontnnmher Soldlcm :
Six thousand Infantry , 10,000 school chll-
Dren , 400 carriages containing 1,000 people ,
1,000 members of secret orders , DOO con
federate veterans under command of Gen
eral Joseph AVhecler , 1,000 laboring men , 100
officers and marshals , twelve bands , 100
Grand Army men , n squad of policemen. 200
mounted police , members of the Young
Men's Christian association and Ministers'
Evangelical aeosclatlon , 200 members ot the
Capital City club nnd Fulton club , the At
lanta llro department and representatives
of COO clvlo organizations from nil parts of
the south took port In the parade. The
president and other distinguished guests In
carriages were at the head of the pageant.
They were escorted by the Third New Jersey
rnd Fifth Pennsylvania , which came over
from their winter camp at Athens for the
occasion. The fine marching of these two
regiment's , under command of Brigadier
Oonct-nl AVIIllam C. Gates , as they swung
Into Peach Tree street under the Jubilee
fcrch caught the thousands who packed the
down town streets nnd was n source of much
gratification to Governor A'oorhles of New
Jersey , who was In n carriage ahead.
The president was compelled to bow
nlmost continually to the cheers which as-
Balled hlfl cars from the crowded sidewalks
and the windows of the buildings along the
line of march. A roar of welcome denoted
the position of General Joseph AA'heclcr nnd
his band of cavalrymen who followed him
through the civil war , and the leader at
times was compelled to force his horse
through throngs of would-be worshippers
\vho blocked his path. Arriving at Ponce
do Leon avenue the president and party
reviewed the parade. Among those on the
etund with the chief executive were : Mrs.
McKlnlcj' , Major General Shatter , Hon. G.
K. Peck , Hon. L. J. Gage. Hon. CharlfS
Kmory Smith , Hon. Charles Fi AA'arwIck ,
Secretary of th * Navy Long , Lieutenant
Hobson , Hon. John Addlson Porter , Governor -
ornor Allen D. Candler , Mayor Collins ,
\\1lllnm A. Heraphlli and ex-Governor AV.
V. Atkinson.
After the parade had passed the reviewing
Btaml the president and the other guests
of the city wore driven to Piedmont park ,
where they were the guests of the Pied
mont Driving club at an elaborate lunch
eon. V
ENTHUSIASM KNOWS XO HOUMJS.
H Itrovplluii nnil Speech n <
the Auditorium.
ATLANTA , Ga. , Dec. 15. The club recep
tion ended , the president was driven to the
Agricultural building of the exposition ,
known as the Auditorium. Seven thousand
persons rose from their scats as the chief
executive entered the Auditorium. The band j
played "Tho Star Spanglnd Banner" nmld
considerable applause , but when the strains
of "Dixlo" filled the building the crowd
wont wild. President McKlnlcy stood up and
waved hli hat above his head , Mr. Hemp-
Mil , president of the Jubilee committee , made
a lengthy speech. He was followed by Gov
ernor Candler In an address of welcome.
A * the president stopped forward the large
nudtenco applauded heartily.His speecti
was punctuated by constant cheers , but
there were no outbursts similar to that
which marked the president's reference yes
terday to the confederate dead.
The president said :
I cannot withhold from this people my
t profound thanks for their hearty reception
ind the good will which they have shown
mo everywhere and In every way since I
have been their guest. I thank them for
the opportunity which this occasion given
mo of meeting and greeting them and for
the pleasure It affords me to participate
with them in honoring the army and the
Davy to whose achievements we are indicted
for ono of the most brilliant chapters ot
American hUtory.
Other parts cf the country hnvp h d their
public 'thanksgivings and jubilees In honor
of the hlstorl : events of the last year , but
nowhere has there been greater rejoining
than among the people here , the gathered
representatives of the south. I congratulate
them upon their accurate observation ot j
1
events , which enabled them to fix n date
which Insured them the privilege of being
the first to celebrate the signing of the
treaty of pence by the American and Spanish
commissioners. Under hosnllo fire on a
foreign soil , fighting In a common cause ,
the memory of old disagreements has faded
Into history. From camp and campaign
there come the magic healing which ha ?
closed ancient wounds and effaced their
scars. For this result every American pa
triot will forever rejblce. H is no small
Indemnity for the cost of war.
The government has proved Itself Invlncl-
lilo during the war , and out of It will como
n government Indivisible forevermore. No
worthier contributions hove been made In
patriotism and in men than by the people
at these southern ctates. AA'hcn nt last the
opportunity came they were eager to meet
It , and with promptness responded to the
call of the country. Intrusted with the able
leadership of men dear to them , who had
marched with their fathers under another
flag , now fighting under the old Hag again ,
they have gloriously helped to defend Its
spotless folds and added new luster tij Ita
shining star.s. That Hag has been planted
In two hemispheres and there It remains ,
the nytnbol of liberty nnd law , of peace nnd
progress. AVho will withdraw from the people
ple over whom It HeatH Its protecting folds ?
AVho will haul It down ?
The victory wo celebrate Is not that of ft
ruler , a president or a congress , but of the
people. The army whoso valor we admire
and the navy whoso achievements we ap
plaud were not assembled by draft or con
scription , but from voluntary enlistment.
The heroes come from civil ns well as mili
tary life. Trained and untrained soldiers
wrought our triumphs.
The peace wo have won Is not a selfish
truce of arms , but one whose conditions
presage good to humanity. The domains
secured under the treaty yet to be noted
upon by the senate came to ua , not ns the
result of a crusade of conquest , but as the
reward cf temperate , faithful and fearless
response to the call of conscience , which
could not be disregarded by a liberty loving
and Christian people.
AVe have eo bornn ourselves in the conflict
and lu our Intercourse with the powers of
the world as to escape all danger of com
plications and give universal confidence of
cur high purpose and unselfish sacrifices for
struggling peoples.
The task Is not fulfilled. Indeed , It Is only
just begun. The most serious work Is still
before us , nnd every energy of heart and
mind must bo bent and the Impulses of par
tisanship subordinated t'j ' Its faithful execu
tion. This is the tlmo for earnest , not faint
hearts.
\ MV OrriiNloiiN iintl XIMV Iliitlpn.
New occasions teach new duties. To this
nation and to every nation there come forma
tive periods in Its life nnd history. Now
conditions can be met only by nuw methods.
Meeting 'these conditions hopefully and fac
ing them bravely and wisely is to be the
mightiest test of American virtue and ca
pacity. Without abandoning past limitations ,
traditions and principles , but by mecEiiig
present opportunities and obligations , we
shall shlaw ourselves worthy of the great
trust which civilization has imposed upon UP.
At Bunker Hill liberty was nt stake , at
Gettysburg the union was the Issue , before
Manila and Santiago our armies fought , not
for gain or revenge , but for human rights.
They contended for the freedom of the op
pressed , for whose welfare the United States
has never failed V > lend a helping hand to
establish nnd uphold , and , I believe , never
will. The glories of the war cannot be
dimmed , but the result will be Incomplete
nnd unworthy of us unless supplemented by
civil victories , harder , possibly , to win , in
tholr way no less Indispensable.
AVe will have our dllllcultles nnd em
barrassments. They follow all victories and
accompany all great responsibilities. They
are Inseparable from every great movement
x > r reform. But American capacity has tri
umphed over all in the past. Doubts have
In the end vanished , apparent dangers have
bron averted or avoided and our own history
shows 'that ' progress has como so naturally
and steadily on the heels of new and grave
responsibilities that as wo look back upon ,
the acquisitions of territory by our fathers
wo are filled with wonder that any doubt
could have existed or any apprehension
could have been felt of the wisdom of their
action or their capacity to grapple with the
then untried nnd mighty problems.
The republic Is 'today ' larger , stronger and
better prepared than ever before for wise
and prbfitable developments In new direc
tions nnd along new lines. Even If the
minds of some cf our own people are still
disturbed by perplexing and anxious doubts ,
In which all of us have shared and ftlll
share , the genius of American civilization
will , I believe , be found both original and
creative and capable of subserving nil the
great Interests which shall be cbnfided to
our keeping.
Forever in the right , following the best
Impulses nnd clinging to high purposes , using
properly nnd within right limits our power
and opportunities , honorable reward must
Inevitably follow. The outcome cannot be
In doubt.
AVe could have avoided- all the
difficulties that lien across the pathway of
the nation If a few months ago we had
coldly Ignored the piteous appeals of the
starving and oppressed Inhabitants of Cuba.
If wo had blinded ourselves to the conditions
BO near our shores and turned a deaf ear to
our suffering neighbors , the Issue of terrl-
trlal expansion In the Antilles and the East
Indies would not have been raised.
But , could we have Justified such a course ?
Is there anyone who- would now declare an
other to have been the better course. AVlth
less humanity and less courage on our part
the Spanish flaj. Instead of the Stars and
Stripes , would still be floating at Cavlte , at
Ponce , nnd < t Santiago , and a "chance In
the race of life" would be wanting to mil
lions ot human beings who today call this
nation noble , and who , I trust , will live to
call It blessed.
Thus far we have done our supreme duty.
Shall wo now , when the victory won In war
is written In the treaty of peace and the
civilized world applauds and waits In ex
pectation , turn timidly wny from the duties
3t
Impjped upon the country by Its onn great
deeds ? And when the mists fade and wo
see with clearer vision may we not go forth
rejoicing In a strength which boa been em
ployed solely for humanity and always been
tempered with justice and mercy , confident
of our ability to meet the exigencies which
await us , because confident that our course
Is one of duty and oat cause that of right ?
After three cheers for Mr. McKlnley had
been given with a will at the conclusion of his
speech , General AVheeler rose from his seat
onthe platform. Then came such enthusi
asm , such pandemonium , ns Is seldom saen.
For three minutes the audience cheered and
yelled and waved their hats. Over and over
again the little southern general tried to
begin his speech nnd over nnd over again he
was compelled to wait for the cheers to stop
Then the band played "Dixie" nnd once
more the crowd broke Into frantic cheers.
General AVhwIer eulogized the president
and expressed his pleasure nt the reception
glvn to Mr. McKlnley by Georgia.
Lieutenant Hobson responded to loud calls
with an impasslopcd speech , in which > } ie
drew the attention of his hearers , not enl >
to the bravery of the American soldiers nnd
sailors , but to the chivalry and bravery o
the enemy , especially of Admiral Cervcra.
Generals Lawton and Shatter scarcely
moro than bowed their acknowledgments to
the plaudits and the meeting closed with a
short speech by Governor Johnston of Ala i-
ibama , in which ho spoke ot his state's hone > r
In possessing two such distinguished son is
isal
as AA'heeler and Hobson. The prvsldentla
party then drove back to Its hotel. A pub -
Ho reception at the governor's mansion hai '
to bo postponed on account ot the latencs S3
ot the Auditorium affair.
OATIIKU Aiiorxii I-KSTAL no A HI II.
Sentiments Impressed hy Xntnhlr I'l (
at the Southerner * ' llnniiitt.
ATLANTA , Ga. , Dec. 15. In the beautl
fully decorated dining room of the Ktmbal
house tonight the Atlanta Peace Jubilee
which brought to this city the president o
the United States , several members of hi
cabinet and many distinguished figures o
{ ( Continued on Third Page. )
CALVIN S , BRICE IS DEAD
Prominent Democratic Politician Expires in
the City of New York.
SEVERE COLD THE CAUSE OF HIS DEMISE
Deceased Won Ilpfnre hp I'tihllc for
SonicYrnrn nnil nt One Time
Occupied n Sent In the
Semite.
NEAV YORK , Dec. 15. Foraer United
States Senator Calvin S. Brlco'died at 3:15 :
o'clock today nt his residence in this city
of pneumonia. He contracted a severe cold
a week ago today. On Friday last he took to
his bed and on Monday morning his physi
cian enld that pneumonia had developed.
Everything known 'to ' medical science was
done "to " save him , but he grew steadily
worse.
At Mr. Brlce's bedside when ho died were
Mrs. Brlce , Captain Stewart M. Brlco , John
Francis Brlce , Miss Helen Brlce nnd Miss
Kate Brlce. Another son , AA' . 1C. Brlce , Is
on his way home from China. Mr. Brlce
was delirious for hours before his death.
Many persons of social and public Im
portance visited the Brlce residence during
the afternoon and evening to offer their
sympathy. There were also many messages
from out of town.
It Is probable that private funeral services
will bo held at the residence on Saturday
morning. The remains will be taken to
Lima , 0. , for Interment soon after the
services. The Brlce family plot Is In the
Presbyterian cemetery there.
A cablegram apprising Lieutenant Brlco
of his father's death was sent to Hong Kong
this afternoon , but no reply had been re
ceived at a late hour tonight.
Calvin S. Brlce was born at Denmark , O. ,
on September 17 , 1845 , his father being AVI1-
llam K. Brlce , a Presbyterian minister , andr
his mother Elizabeth Stewart Brlco. The
family remained nt Denmark for three years
after the birth of Calvin , when they moved
to Columbus Grove , Putnam county , In the
same state. When 15 years of age he
entered the preparatory department of
Miami university at Oxford , O. At the out
break of the war young Brlce enlls-tcd in
Captain Dodd's university company , one of
the flrst to bo formed nt the outbreak of the
war. He re-enlisted in April , 1SG2 , In an
other university organization commanded
by Captain McFarland , which later on was
merged In the Eighty-sixth Ohio Infantry
and was known as Company A. Ho re
mained In this organization during Us sum
mer campaign In AA'cst A'lrglnla , and then
returned to the university , where ho was
graduated In 18G3. After graduating he re
moved to Lima , O. , where for a time ho
taught In the public schools and later on
received an appointment as auditor of
Allen county.
In July , 1864 , he again Joined the federal
forces , having received a commission in
Company 'E , One Hundred and Eightieth
Ohio Infantry. He served In the field with
the Twenty-third Array corps In Tennessee ,
A'Irglnia , the Carollnas nnd Georgia until
the close of .tho . war. Ho was appointed
lieutenant colonel , but never mustered In.
Ho then took a course in th law department
of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
and was admitted to the bar in the spring
of 1866 , when .he began practice in Limn , 0.
His first experience as a railroad lawyer was
in the legal department of itho Lake Erie &
Louisville railroad , In which corporation no
acquired a moderate amount of stock and
played an energetic part in the construction
of that road. .
Kilters Ilnllroadliitr.
Shortly after the war he started the con
struction of the Nickel Plate railroad. This
was done because ot a refusal of the Lake
Shore & Michigan Southern road to make
satisfactory arrangements with the Lake
Erla & AA'estern road to take traffic deliv
ered by that road. Mr. Brlce began his
political career as an elector on the Tllden
electoral ticket in 1870 and In 1S84 he was
an elector on the Cleveland ticket. He
was a delcgate-at-large from Ohio to the
democratic national convention In St. Louis
in 1888 and was elected to represent Ohio
on the notional committee in tbo ensuing
year.
Upon the death of William H. Barnum
in 1889 Mr. Brlce was elected chairman of
the democratic national committee. In Jan
uary , 1S90 , ho was elected senator from
Ohio for the -term beginning March 4 , 1891.
AVhllo in the United States senate he served
on Important committees and was a mem
ber of the so-called steering committee of
his party.
Senator Brlco was a keen man of affairs
and left a fortune well up in the millions.
Ho was actively Interested In many financial
undertakings. At the- time of his death he
wan itho president of and a director of the
Luke Erie & Western railway , president nnd
director of the Sault Ste. Marie Bridge com
pany , president and director ot the Cincin
nati Northern railway , first Tlce president
and director of the Duluth , South Shore &
Atlantic and a director of these Institutions :
Chase National bank of this city , Homer
Leo Banknote company. Pacific Mall Steam
ship company , United States Guarantee
company , AVclbach Commercial company ,
AV. U. Beef company and Elkhorn Valley
Coal Land company
Mr , Brlco was a member of many social
organizations , including the Metropolitan ,
Manhattan , Lawyers , Riding , Democratic
and AVhlst clubs , the Ohio society of this
city , the Ardsley Country club and the Delta
Kappa Epsllon fraternity. He was also a
member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
and the American Geographical society.
During the last year he had devoted a
great deal of attention to the exploitation of
certain Chinese concessions and was at the
head of a syndicate known as the American
Development company. This company Is
said to control several valuable railway
concessions In China.
AA'ASHINGTON. Dec. 15. Mr. Brice
served six years in the senate ,
being succeeded by Joseph B. Foraker. In
AA'ashlngton he occupied the Corcoran house
and gave lavish entertainments , which be
came world-wide. Since bis retirement from
the senate he has been In Washington but
little , occupying himself for the moat time
with business affairs In Now York. Until
the democratic party adopted free silver as
a cardinal principle Mr. Brlce was the
leader In his party In Ohio , but after that
ho did not take an active part In politics.
The announcement of Mr. Brlce's death
caused great regret In the senate , as he was
n favorite with nearly all , possessing a
fund of good humor , a good story teller and
universally popular with senators on both
sides of .the chamber. He was admired for
hi ? business and political skill and for his
abounding good humor , which never left
him on any occasion. He was largely In
terested In railway enterprises , was rated
a millionaire and of late bad been one o
the chief members of a syudlcate with large
railroad and other concessions In China. He
leaves a widow and several grown children .
Well Knot * n Hotel Mini ,
CHADRON , Neb. . Dec , . 15. ( Special. )
AA' . L. Miller , proprietor of the Elkhorn
hotel In this city , died Monday afternoon
The funeral was held yesterday from the
Rink opera house and a large number o
friends attended the services. The ceremony
was under the auspices of the Masons and
the Grand Army of the. " Republic , in both
of which orders Mr , Miller had been an
active worker , Mr. Miller wag a native of
Now York , having been born In Oawego
fifty-five years ago. He- came to Nebraska
In 1SS3 and lived in the eastern part of the
state for several years. Later he came to
Chadron and engaged in the hotel business.
He served through the civil war as n mem
ber of the Seventh Now York cavalry. Ho
leaves n widow and two children.
Flora lllaeklinrn I.nmsoit.
T. AV. Blackburn received a telegram yes
terday announcing the death of his oldest
sister , Mrs. Flora Blackburn Lampon , nt
Hastings. She had been ill for several
months with a disease ot the heart , and death
came yesterday morning. She leaves a hus
band and thrco children. Her age was 40
years. Mr. Blackburn will go to Hastings
today to attend the funeral.
W. J. BRYAN'S RESIGNATION
Filed nt War Department
Knilornrniriit of HN |
Superior Olllcer.
AVASHINGTON , Dec. IB. The AA'ar de
partment today made public the following
letter from AV. J. Bryan , resigning his com
mission ns a volunteer officer :
CAMP ONWARD , SAVANNAH. Ga. , Dec.
10 , 1898. To the Adjutant General. U. S. A. ,
AVoshlngton Sir : The dispatches from Paris
announce that the terms of the treaty be
tween the United States nnd Spain have been
fully agreed upon and that the commission
ers will sign the same as soon as it can
bo engrossed. Believing that under present
conditions I can be moro useful to my coun
try as a civilian than as a soldier , I hereby
tender my resignation to take effect Imme
diately upon its acceptance. Respectfully ,
AV. J. BRYAN ,
Colonel Third Regiment , .Nebraska . A'olun-
tcers.
The letter bears the following endorse
ments from the division and corps com
manders under whom Colonel Bryan served :
First endorsement : Headquarters First
brigade , First division , Seventh army corps ,
December 10 , 1898. Respectfully forwarded.
It It with sincere regret that the First bri
gade should lode the services > of BO efficient
an officer. AV. H. MABRY ,
Colonel First Texas Volunteer Infantry.
Second endorBcmont : Headquarters First
division , Seventh army corps , December 10 ,
1898. It is with regret , that this resignation
s forwarded approved. Colonel Bryan's
eglment , the Third Nebraska volunteer In-
antry , Is in a high state of efficiency and
llsclpllne , and his efforts for its welfare
invo been untiring.
LLOYD AVHEATON ,
Brigadier General United States Volunteers.
Third endorsement : Headquarters United
States forces , Camp Onward , December 10 ,
S9S. Respectfully forwarded and approved.
deeply regret that Colonel Bryan Is called
o tender his resignation. I concur in what
B said in the foregoing endorsements.
J. AVARREN KIEFER.
Major General Commanding.
Fourth endorsement : Savannah , Ga. , De-
, ember 10 , 1898. Having turned over the
ommand of the troops here to General
defer , I will not be prevented , as Colonel
Jryan's former commander , on the eve of
my departure for Cuba , from saying I
greatly regret that the colonel has decided
o pevcr his relations with my Seventh
corps , for our relations have been very
grceablo and he has ever been most faithful
and conscientious in all duties confided to
him. FITZflUGH LEE ,
Major General Unl ' '
7 'p'oa Volunteers ,
Accepted , by order'ort'ua'pfesrdcnt.-
The response to the letter was contained
n the following telegram , dated AVoshlng-
on , December 12 :
Colonel William Jennings Bryan , Third
Nebraska volunteer Infantry , through corps
ommamler , Savannah , Ga. : Resignation re-
leived and accepted. H. C. CORBIN ,
Adjutant General.
Being approached regarding his attitude
concerning the volunteer soldiers , Colonel
W. J. Bryan today expressed himself as fol
lows :
'The ' volunteers should be mustered out
nt the earliest possible moment. They cn-
isted for war when soldiers were needed for
active service and many of them did so at
; roat pecuniary and personal sacrifice. To
lold them for garrison duty would bo a
gross Injustice. The administration has ex-
> ressed Us intention of releasing the volun-
: eers as soon ns regulars can be secured to
akp their places , but the bill providing for
a permanent Increase in the regular army is
Ikcly to arouse discussion and delay the
day of discharge. Many believe 'that the
army ns It stood before war was declared
was enough for all domestic purposes. I
share In this belief. If tbo volunteers are to
held as 'hostages ' to force a permanent
.ncreaso in the regular army a prolonged
contest is unavoidable.
'I think It iwould t > e better to recruit a
temporary army of occupation to serve In
Cuba , fPorto Rico and the Philippines. This
would postpone the discussion of the regular
army until a more favorable time. After
: he army of occupation Is recruited and
: he volunteers mustered out , congress can
deliberate upon the various plans and make
provision for a regular army. The enlist
ment could be for two or three years unless
sooner discharged. Before the term of serv
ice expires the country will have a settled
policy and can then decide whether such
an army Is longer required. The bill could
provide for the reduction of the force at
any time and for tbo enlistment of the na
tives at the discretion of the president In
recruiting this army of occupation prefer
ence should bo given to the volunteers now
In service , and in order to encourage en
listment companies and battalions formed
from volunteer regiments now In the serv
ice should be permitted to select their own
officers from tholr associates now in the
service. The pay for the privates and non-
commlEHloned officers in any army of occu
pation should be considerably Increased over
the present rates. Service In the semitropical -
tropical regions is attended by so much
danger that Increased compensation is both
Just and necessary. "
REVOLUTION IN BOLIVIA
President Alonzo IN In Iletlrement
Waiting Till Government Force *
Hupprens ( he Outbreak.
LIMA , Peru , Dec. 15. ( Via Galveston. )
Advices received hero today confirm the re
port of a revolution In the Bolivian repub
lic. A board of government has been formed
at La Paz , capital of Bolivia , composed of
Senor Serapls Reyes Ortiz , prefect of the
Department of La Paz ; Colonel Pando and
Senor Macarlo Plnilla , minister of tbo in
terior and of justice In the cabinet formed by
Senor Covernho Fernandez Alonzo , president
of Bolivia In August , 1896. President Alonzo
Is at Cruro organizing the government's
forces to suppress the rebellion.
\e v Yorkers Knronte Ilonip.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 15. The flrst de
tachment of the First New York regiment
la now homeward bound. The several com
panies recently returned from Honolulu ,
which hav been at the Presidio , broke camp
today. No unusual display or ceremony
marked the departure of the New Yorkers.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
( 'minuend. President's Utterances.
ATLANTA Dec. 15. The Georcla leclsla-
turo today adopted resolutions commending
the president's speech yesterday referring
to federal care of confederate dead. The
resolutions also approve President McKln-
Uy'g course In the Spanish war.
UNCLE SAM HANDLES MAIL
First American Postoffica Begins Business in
.Cuba's ' Capital City ,
QUITE A NEW EXPERIENCE FOR [ HAVANA
ClmmpnKiiP In Opened mill the First
Two Cent I'ostiiKP .Sinnip IN
Auctioned OT ( for Two
Dollars ,
( Copyright , 1S9S , by Press Publishing Co. )
HAA'ANA , Dec. IB. ( New York AVorld
Cablegram Special Telegram. ) The flrst
American pcstoillce In Havana was opened
today at No. 7-i Lamparllla street. It will
bo n military mall station , but owing to the
breakdown of ordinary mall service in the
city letters for American and English resi
dents will bo handled. Chief Clerk C. S.
Beavers , formerly In the railway mall service
ice- ' , and G. S. Hunt , a financial clerk , took
charge of the office at noon In the presence
cc cc a largo number of Americans and de
clared it open for business. Champagne
was opened and the occasion was duly cele
brated. There was spirited bidding for the
flrst 2-cent stamp sold. It was knocked
down to F. C. AVIllls , a postal official , for
? 2.
Quartermaster General Humphreys has
assigned n tug to the office for meeting
steamers and several army wagons for dis
tributing purposes. A detail of American
soldiers has been assigned to guard the
premises. During the day a , two weeks' ac
cumulation of mall was handled. Litters
for the Two Hundred and Second New York
were sent to Plnar del Rio nnd mall for the
Tenth Regular Infantry was sent to the
camp at Marlanao , General Lee's headquar
ters.
General Raphael Cardenas , with 300
Cuban soldiers , took possession today of
Quannbacoa which has now been evacuated
by the Spaniards and marched through the
town with his band , cheering loudly for
America and for free Cuba. The American
and Cuban flags were hoisted.
The four companies of the Eighth In
fantry , which arrived yesterday on thr
steamer AVhltncy , complain bitterly ot their
accommodations on the voyage. They say
they wrro packed like herrings In barrels
and with rough weather between Tampa and
Key AVcst suffered horrible discomforts.
Many were unable to obtain space to He
down , nnd the condition of the ship as the
result of many men being seasick was well
nigh Intolerable.
CUBA'S RULERS ARE ASSIGNED
War Department INHIIPN Order Creat
ing : JVew Territorial Division
n nil Appointing Olllelnls.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 15. The AA'ar de
partment today made public the formal
order providing for the military govern
ment of Cuba. The notable feature of thf
order Is that Major General Ludlow , who
Is designated as military governor of Ha
vana city , while nominally subordinate to
the division commander , General Brooke , Is
apparently charged to exercise all the civil
functions In that place- under ' ibrf' $ " . ' ! *
authority ot the president. General Lee's
functions appear to be limited to those of
a strictly military character , although It
Is said at the AVar department he- may ba
eventually charged with all the duties ,
civil as well as military , of the governor
of a province. The text of the order Is
as follows :
AA'AR DEPARTMENT. AA'ASHINGTON ,
Doe. ] 13. By direction of the president , a.
division , to 'bo known ns the Division of
Cuba , consisting of the geographical depart
ments and provinces of the Island of Cuba ,
with headquarters In the city of Havana ,
Is hereby created , under command of Major
General J. R. Brooke , U. S. A. , who , In
addition to the command of the troops In
the division , will exercise the authority of
military governor of the island.
Major General Fitzhugh Lee of the United
States volunteers , commanding the Seventh
army corps , Is assigned to the Immediate
command of all the troops In the province
cf Havana. Major General AA'llllam Ludlow
of the United States volunteers is designated
as the military governor of the city of Ha
vana. Ho Is charged with all that relates
to collection nnd disbursement of revenues
of t'ho port and city , and Its police , sanita
tion and general government , under such
regulations as may bo prescribed by the
president. R. A. ALGER ,
Secretary of AVar.
The commands of military departments of
the Division of Cuba , commanded by Gen
eral Brooke , so far as decided upon , are
as follows : Department of Plnar del Rio ,
Brigadier General G. AV. Davis ; Puerto
Principe , General L. H. Carpenter ; Santa
Clara , General Simon Snyder ; Department
of Santiago , General Leonard AA'ood.
This leaves the provinces of Havana and
Matanzas unprovided for. Those commands
may bo left open until the return of the
president from the south , but the proba
bilities are strong that Major General Lee
will be assigned to the district of Havana
and Major General J. II. AVIlson to the
command of the Department of Matanzas.
General Brooke , who has been In this city
in conference with the authorities for sev
eral days past , will leave for Cuba in ample
tlmo to be on hand when the United States
government takes formal possession of the
island on New Year'e day.
FLOUR TRUST SCHEME IS DEAD
Ilopreiieiitatlven of Mllllnff Concerns
Auree None of Minneapolis' I'rop-
ertlex Shall Consolidate.
MINNEAPOLIS , Dec. 15. The flour trust
schema U dead , so far as Minneapolis mills
are concerned. At a rocetlne of representa
tives of the three- local milling concerns
the Pillsbury-AVashburn Flour Mills com
pany , the Northwestern Consolidated com
pany and 'the ' AVashburn-Crosby company
it Was unanimously agreed that none of the
Minneapolis properties should go into the
Mclntyro consolidation scheme and that no
further attention should bo given to the
matter. The. mills at Milwaukee and Du
luth will In all probability follow tbo lead
of the Minneapolis millers.
COMBINE IN ELECTRIC PLANTS
Deal Will HP CapllalUed at Twelve
Million Dollars ami Will A fleet
Seven CoinpunlcM.
PHILADELPHIA , Dec. 15. The Evening
Telegraph publishes a story this evening to
the effect that preliminary plans were laid
in this city today for the formation ot a
powerful combine to control the street light
ing business , now in the hands of private
companies , all over the United States cast
of the Mississippi river. It says ;
"Tho deal will affect seven companies now
controlled by the Pennsylvania-Globe Gas
Light company , the controlling stock of
which is owned by United Gas Improve
ment Interests and the Kllson Incandescent
Gas Light company of this city. The deal
provides for a. capitalization of $12,000,000
and It U proposed that U shall go into effect
on or before January 1 , 1899 ,
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska-
Fair ; Slightly AVarmtr ; East AVInds.
Vesterilay's Tpinppriiliirc nt Oinnhiii
Hour. UPHT. Hour. Dei * .
% n. m It 1 p. m itll
tl n. in II ) i ! p. in. . . . . . J *
7 n. in. . . . . . 10 ! l p , in. . . . . . -H
S n. n II ) -I p. in JII
n. m ID n p. 111 - : >
111 n , in. IS . tl p. Ill -7
II n. m -O 7 p. Ill -II
Jii III. . .1. , . . . . -I S p. III , . . . . . -7
t ) p. i 1:7
HE FAVORS RATIFICATION
llrjnn Would ISmlorse the 1'enee
Treaty nnd Develop Opposi
tion Later On.
AA'ASHINGTON , Dec. 15. ( Special Tele
gram. ) AVllliam J. Bryan went to the
capltol this afternoon to sct some of the
democratic leaders. He arrived late and
found the senate adjourned. He will to
morrow confer with Senator Jones nnd other
leaders of the democracy with the Idea of
mapping out n policy to be pursued In rela
tion to a treaty of peace. Bry.ui talked to n
number of newspaper men after his failure
to see Jones , but added nothing except to
nay that ho was stronger than ever for
ratification of the convention nnd then deal
with the subject later on , protesting , how
ever , that ho did not agree with the policy
of Mr. McKlnley.
Senator Gorman late this evening made a
speech In the senate that Is believed by
these who heard It to be a direct bid for the
presidency In 1900 upon a platform of anti-
expansion.
General Manderson , who filed a brief to
day In the public laud case with the com
missioner of the general land office , in
which oiio | ot the B. & M. lands , arc In
directly Involved , will go to Philadelphia
tomorrow to remain over Sunday with rela
tives. Ho will return to AVashlngton Mon
day.
day.Tho
The Indian commissioner has received n
telegram from Agent Johnson at Slsaeton ,
S. P. , stating that great distress has been
caused among the Indians on account of the
slow progress being made In the payment of
annuities. Twenty thousand dollars has
been distributed nnd an Installment of $10-
000 will bo sent at once. O.vlng to the
small bond of the agent $10,000 can only be
sent at one time. The annuities aggregate
$58,000.
Comptroller Dawes today made public a
report of the condition of the national banks
of DCS MolncB , at the close of business De
cember 5. The statement shows : Loans nnd
discounts , $3,313,163 ; Individual deposits ,
$2,009,892 ; gold coin , $116,722 ; average re
serve , 28.36 per cent.
An order has been Issued establishing a
postofflco nt Brltt , Cherry county , Neb. , with
AVllliam T. Bullls postmaster. John F.
AVhltlock was today appointed postmaster
at Cheyenne agency , South Dakota ; also
Jamea T. Morgan at Gillette , Crook county ,
S. D.
The lowest bidder on the now steam heatIng -
Ing plant at the Flandreau , S. D. , Indian
nchool was Charles D. Symms of Lee , Mass. ,
at $9,150.
George AV. Nellls , superintendent of the
Iowa. Sac and Fox Indians school , at $1,000 ,
has been transferred to the Vermilion Lake ,
Minn. , school , at $1,200.
XOIT * for the Army' .
WASHINGTON , Dec. IB. ( Special Tele-
; ram. ) The order has been Issued dis
charging Private Fred 'H. Gllmoro , First
Nebraska volunteers , now on furlough at
Campbell , Web.
Instructions directing the discharge of
Sergeant Eber F. Stevenson , Company R ,
orty-nlnth Volunteer regiment , have been
confirmed.
CXAH'S VIEWS ON COLONIZATION.
Sometime * Itciliicen Knelf to Supply
ing Xutlvt-N with Alcohol.
LONDON , Dec. 15. AVllliam T. Stead ,
writing with reference to his recent visit
o the czar , aiya his majesty Is entirely
animated by good will for Great Britain nnd
that he brought from India genuine admi
ration for genuine British colonial ndralnc
stratlon.
"But , " the czar Is said Irk have art > F4Mlf -
'ully ' observed , "colonization pomctlmea re
duces Itself to suppTylng natives with al
cohol ind other demoralizing agents. "
The czar , It alro appears , regards the
partition of China with a feeling of horror
ind he Is said to have asserted that Russia
only occupied Port Arthur under bitter ne
cessity and In order to forestall German
and British designs.
Accident on Alnnkuu Ilullrunil.
VICTOIIIA , B. C. , Dec. lli. The steamer
Danube , arriving from Lynn canal , reports
a succession ot fatal accidents during the
construction of the AVhlto Pass railway ,
caused by avalanches. First Officer Law
rence of the Danube while nt Skagway was
: old of six of these fatalities occurring
within a week. Ho obtained no names , but
was assured that no fewer than fifteen or
twenty had lost their lives on the railway
since the advent of winter. A number of
deathn are also spoken of indefinitely as
mvlng occurred on the trail to Bennett , only
one , however , being positively confirmed.
In this case the victim was Ferrow , the
well known packer , who was found frozen
o death on the summit.
Amltr Ilctivrcii France and Italy.
ROME , Dec. IE. During the debate on the
budget In the Italian Chamber of Deputies ,
Admiral Canavcro , referring to Italy's for
eign relations said there had been no change
of policy with regard to alliances and that
the relations of Italy with other nations had
never been so friendly as at present.
"Tho government Is particularly gratified , "
ho declared , "at the conclusion of the
Franco-Italian treaty , which makes us con
fident of the ability of Italy to dispel the
last traces of misunderstandings with France
and to establish mutual cordiality nnd
friendship. "
C n rn .Still-In for HIM I'ont.
LONDON , Dec. 15. Lord Curzon ot
Kedelston , the new viceroy of India , started
today for Marseilles to join Lady Curzon
on board the Arabia. The party of friends
Included his father , Hev. Alfred Nathaniel
Holden Curzon , Baron Scarsdalc , Lord
Gcorgo Hamilton , the secretary of state for
India , the duke of AVestmlnlster. The
United States charge d'affaires , Henry
AVhlte , and Mrs. AVhlte bade him farewell at
the railroad station.
Will Not Allow tiypHiini Klnic to I.niul.
ST. THOMAS. D. AA' . I. . Dec. 15. The
United States quartermaster's steamer Gyp
sum King , which arrived here yesterday
from Porto Rico to be docked , has been
prevented from so doing by tbo Danish gov
ernment officials , who take the ground that
It would bo a violation of the neutrality
Taws to permit It to do BO. The officers
telegraphed to Copenhagen forlnstructlons.
I.oiin Money for Inilo-t'lilnn Itouil ,
PARIS. Dec. IS. The Chamber of Hep-
utles today almost unanlmou ry adopted a
bill loaning 2,000,000 francs for the con
struction of a railroad In Indo-Chlna , guar
anteed by the government of Indo-Cblnn.
FAIR FOR NEXT YEAR
People Determined to Mnko n Greater Success
in 1899.
GREATER AMERICA EXPOSITION AT OMAHA
Ni ew Country and Inhabitants to Be Giren
Proper Introduction.
ASS MEETING SETTLES THE PROPOSITION
More Than -Stipulated Amount of Stock
Already Taken.
OMMITTEE ON ORGANIZATION NAMED
'tvpnty-I'Mv ' Well Known -Atoil Who
Will Act an Ineorporntom nnd
I1 lit the Hiitfrprlsp on Us
Feet Without Delay.
As a result of the masa meeting last night
rtlcles of Incorporation will be adopted to-
ay and sent to Lincoln for Illlng , giving a
; h.irtcr to the Greater America Exposition
association , whichIs to hold an exposition
n Omaha la ISU'.i.
The spacious council chamber of the city
hall proved a small room for the accommo-
iUlou of thu citizens of Omaha In favor of
ho Greater America Exposition who us-
embled there last ovcnlng to lend support
: o the movement. 'Every scat on the main
lloor was occupied , while the aisles , door
ways and spaces between the desks were
: rowded with these who stood up for
Omaha. The balcony was so thoroughly
ntnmcd that one man was nearly pushed
hrough a window and was rescued when ho
hid broken ono of the big panes of glass ,
[ 'ho hallways leading to the chamber were
hronged with these who could not gain an
entrance and scores of .lato comers retraced
heir footsteps when they found they coulf
lot get within hearing distance of the nieet-
ng.
ng.Tho
The meeting was marked by Its briefness
ind Its unanimity In favor of the exposition
'or next year. In duration it occupied a few
minutes more than an hour , but In that
lmt > the amount of subscriptions passed the
1100,000 marked and showed about $3,000 to
pare and a couple of thousand names were
added to the petition that la being ssnt to
ongressman David II. Mercer at AA'ash-
ngton with the following statement :
In vlow of 'tho ' extension ot the domain of
.he United States , wMch has created an Ir
resistible popular demand for Information
foncernlng 'tho ' people nnd resources of Cuba ,
Porto Ulco. Hawaii and the Philippine
.slands , and as the grounds nnd buildings
devoted to the recent Tranmnlsslsslppl Ex-
posltl : are eminently adapted for on ex
position Illustrative of the manners , habits
nnd Industrial capacity of the people of these
countries , the undersigned citizens of Ne
braska earnestly favor the proposed Greater
American Exposition at Omaha In 1SU9 nnd
respectfully urge our representatives In con
gress to procure 4ho necessary legislation
far the recognition and participation of Ihc
Unite ; ] . States goveinmctit.hnd . such national
old as maylieilccacd essontlnl to Its suc
cess.
IloiireMentntlvc Gathering.
The assemblage was representative of th
city's best interests. All classes , with the
exception of the jobbing Interests , were nu
merously represented. The retailers and
the laboring men formed a majority , per
haps , and there was a plenitude of bankers ,
awyers and doctors on hand. Several mem
bers-elect of 'tho ' legislature attended. Many
women were there also , occupying front
seats in the balcony , and they waved their
handkerchiefs and clapped their hands when
It was announced 'that the $100,000 mark had
been passed and distanced and that the ex
position for 1899was a sure enough go. The
speeches were admirably short and Vt was
the sense of the meeting that activity In as
suring a substantial foundation for the big
enterprise would count for mora than hours
of oratory.
J'jmes B. Kitchen presided over the meet
ing and the flrst speaker was Edward Roso-
wntcr. Ho said ho thought the effect of the
lc
opposition to the enterprise heard from
small towns In 'the state had been greatly
exaggerated. 'Ho felt that no serious fears
should bo entertained on account of such
objection. Chicago had just started a move
ment to raise $2,000,000 for a permanent ex
position there. No ono had" heard of any
opposition from Galesburg or other Illinois
towns nnd Chicago would probably not
abandon Its enterprise oven If such opposi
tion were encountered. Some towns In Ne
braska always opposed any movement that
originated In Omaha , but no ono had ever
heard tell of Lincoln or Fremont protesting
agatnet 'tho ' Intrusion of Kansas City Into
this commercial field. He said over $100,000
had now been subscribed for the now expo
sition and ho believed It would bo carried
on to success. Four-fifths of the laboring
men In Omaha were in favor of it and U
should be held. It would Increase the im
portance of Omaha not only In the eyes ot
this country , but before the whole world.
Ho urged those present to show that they
were in favor of the enterprise by signing
the petitions to be sent to AA'ashlngton and
enlisting the support of the state and na
tional representatives.
Committee < o Draft Charter.
George A. Munro moved that the follow
ing committee , named by .the chair , bo ap
pointed to draft a form of government for
the new exposition and secure the Incor
poration of an association of stockholders
to the enterprise. This was unanimously
adopted and tbo following committee will
meet at the Paxton hotel at 10 o'clock thin
morning for that purpose : Edward Hose-
water , AV , S. Popplcton , Herman Kountze ,
Herman Cohc-n , Frank Murphy , Charles AV.
AVIIhelm " , P. E. Her. Thomas Kllpatrlck.
George "A. Joslyn , J. H. Mlllard , Edward
AV. Nash , P. J. Coates. AVIIllam R. Den
nett , Dudley Smith , O. M. Hitchcock , T.
P. Cartwrlght , N. A. Kuhn , Fred Patten-
rath , Samuel Gamble , George AA' . Kelley ,
J. J. Brown , J. H. Dumont , AV. F. AVhlte ,
Gcorgo P. Bcmls and Samuel Burns.
P. E. Her was called for and was greeted
with great applausu as ho stepped to the
front. Ho said : "It's unfair to call on me
when I've been between two flres for so
long. I know this exposition Is going to suc
ceed. I hope there will bo no split of the
Omaha people over it. I firmly bellovo that
there wlir yet bo a union of wholesaler *
nnd retailers In favor of It and all will go
on with the work. I have received a good
many commendatory Icttera and some that
have been rod-hot the other way. I have
even been aroused of weakening In thin
matter. I don't think It looks much that
way when I put up a personal check for a
part of the buildings.
HUH Ilin Slonry In Mlltht.
"Sometlmra In order to neciire harmony
wo must got on both sides of the fence. I
understand over $100,000 has already b on
subscribe' ' ] , and I can nay very frankly wo
are not hunting for anyone to buy UB out.
We are In for an exposition for 1899 an < l
we're in U to stay. ( Applause. ) Tfc otter *

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