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ESTABLISHED JTJXE 19 , 1871. , , , . OMAHA MONOAT MORX1NG MAY 15 1899. XGTjE COPY JTtVlt ! CENTS. X ATTEMPTED SUICIDE John E. Tries to Kill INFLICTS A PROBABLY Result of a Quarrel with His Young Bride 6i a Few Weeks. HE SHOOTS HIMSELF IN HER PRESENCE Tragedy Occurs in His Room at the Victoria Hotel , Chicago. LEFT A FINE FORTUNE BY HIS FATHER Heir to n Targe .Sum of Monry , the YOIIIIK Man Nicniln III" Won I III j- Wife a Mlnnenp- ell * ( Jlrl. CHICAGO , Mny II. ( Special Telegram. ) John K. Dcgetto of NobrnsKa City , Nob. , at tempted to commit suicide 'this morning about 10:30 : o'clock by shooting himself at i .tho Victoria hotel , In the presence of his j brldo of a llttlo lesa thnn two months. It j IB said that the young couple hnd hnd a | quarrel over n birthday present which De- gotto wns going to glvo his bride nnd com ing to the concliiBlon that she did not love him ho decided to do nwny with himself. i Dcgetto wan left $150,000 by his father , n banker of Nebraska City , two years ngo. The shooting took place In the apartments of the young couple , where Mrs. Dcgotto was confined to her bed by Illness. Degotto shot himself in the breast , scarcely nn Inch nbovo the heart. He fell heavily to 'the floor , but rallying his strength crawled to the bed of his wife and fell across the foot of It. She called a boll boy and the house phy sician , who found that the bullet had passed through the left lung nnd lodged under the shoulder blnde. Degetto's condition Is very serious nnd blood poisoning la liable to re sult. It wns said nt the hotel .that It was doubtful It ho could survive the effect ot the bullet. The young brldo was formerly Miss Val- llo Trimmer of Minneapolis. The young couple wore married In thnt city March 23 and have made their homo nt the Victoria for some time. It Is said they had quarreled frequently of late , ns n result of Degetto's jealousy. AilvlccN from Nelirnnkn City. NEBRASKA CITY. Neb. , Mny 14. ( Special Telegram. ) John E. Dcgottc , who nttempted to commit suicide nt the Victoria hotel , Chicago cage , today , was about 25 years old and wns born In this city. Ills father was a real estate man who died about two years ago and left him a fortune of about J150.000 , which ho Invested In Nebraska farming land. Since coming Into possession of his prop erty young Dcgetto has been said to have led a fast Hfo , spending inoncy freely. His mother died several years ago. His near est relative Is his grandmother , Airs. Wil liam Morton , who resides hero. Nothing is known 'by his relatives of the woman ho married except that the affair occurred In Minneapolis about two months ngo. He resided In Chicago , employing an agent to manage hla property. Ho always borea' good reputation , moving In the best Eoclcty. He attended the High school here nnd Tnbor college , nt Tabor , In. , where ho graduated. He worked as n 'telegraph ' operator - orator until the death of his father. John W. Stolnhart , a distant relative , will ar- rlvo In Chlcngo tomorrow evening. SCHOONER SINKS WITH CREW \liie I'emoiiH Droirneil on Itonril Cuul- l.tiilen llont AVhluh Founder * III Kir roc Rule. SAULT STE MARIE , Mich. , Mny 14. Tbo schooner Nelson , deeply laden with a cargo of coal , foundered In Lake Superior oft j Grand Marals last evening nnd carried down j nil bauds , So fnr as known hero only ono man , Cnptnln Hnghney , escaped from the llrst disaster of the season. The crew con sisted of the following : Captain Andrew Ilaghnoy of Toledo , wife and 2-year-old child ; Fred Hassalor , residence unknown ; six sailors , names unknown. The Nelson , which Is owned by the Mitchell Trnnsportntlon company of Bay City , wns In tow ot the steamer A. Folsom , which nlao had the schooner Mary B. Mitchell n B n consort. The Folsom and 'Mitchell ' turned back and arrived bore this nftornoon , without serious damage. Captain A. E , White , master of the steamer , nt once reported thu disaster to the owners. The Folsom , Mitchell and Nelson were laden with coal. At the -time of the dis aster the wind wns blowing n gale ot fifty mlleu un hour and freezing hard. The thrcu boats were coated with ice , and were forced very low In the water. The sea broke abuard constantly and thu force of the gale was driving them toward the beach. The beach at Grand Marals was but four miles under the lee of the boats nnd Cap tain While determined to try the dangerous experiment of turning the tow In the sea nnd running before the wind for White Fish point. Before the turn was finished the Nelson was turned toward the shore and It became evident that the line had parted under thu strain or had been cut. Soon it became apparent that the boat wns sink- Ins. There WRS no chance of rendering any assistance , however. In a few minutes thu Nelson tlituw Its stern Into the air nnd dove straight for the bottom. Where it sank there la 300 feet of water. The crow had no time oven to lower their yawl boat , which luiDB on the davits at tbo stern , MOB AVENGES CHILD'S DEATH Train t'retv IN AttueUeil hy 1'olOH niul DeNpcrute Conlllct vilth I'o I leu rolliMV * . PITTSBURO , May 14. Penn avenue nnd Twenty-second street wnu the scene today of n riot which threatened for a tlmo to result seriously , but fortunately no fatalities fol lowed. A consolidated traction car , In coin ing along the -avenue , struck and horribly j mangled Katlo Three , a Polish child , 3 years < f HP. Whllo the dead body was being ' .ken . from under the car a crowd of sev- \ i-ral hundred , principally I'rlra , gathered und -became so Incensed nt the sight that they attacked the motorman and conductor with thu Intention of lynching them. By this tlmo the patrol wagou arrived and one of the officers Jumped Into the cab with the motorman and succeeded In get ting the car and occupants out of danger. Michael Blgge , the only policeman left with the mob , was then pounced upon and badly beaten , lie succeeded , however , In holding on to one of the ringleaders until a squad of reserves came to his relief. When the officers attempted to put the ar rested man Into the wagon the mob made n ash to rescue him nnd a desperate battle 'ollowed ' , lasting half nn hour , toy which time reinforcements arrived and the rioters wore dispersed , many of them being much the worse for the rough usage the policemen were compelled to resort to. Five of the ringleaders In the trouble were arrested. RUSSIAN DEMAND IS REFUSED Cli I nn IK Itiullllnur to Crniit llnllrniul t'oneenNlon TlirouKli Mini- ehurlfi < 1'ekln. SHANGHAI. May 14. The tsung 11 ya- men , or the Chinese foreign oHlce , has re plied to the Russian minister at Pckln , M. Do Glers , that the government Is iinnblo to accede to 'tho Kusslau demand , made last Wednesday , for a new railway concession connecting 1'ekln with Russia's present sys tem In Manchuria. Not since the taking of Port Arthur by Hussln have the Chinese been so agitated ns over this demand. Whether M. Do Glers named a specific route Is not yet nscertaln- nble , sumo of them stating that only a pre liminary notice was given by Russia and others that It Is asking for a line direct from Pekln to Shan Hal Kwon. Certainly the Drltish legation In Pekln had no previous knowledge that such a pro posal' was coming from St. Petersburg. The concession asked for would ruin the exist ing northern railways , 111 which Kngllsh capital to the amount of J2.000.000 Is In vested , but .thoro seems to bo no alternative route , without Interfering with plans for railway extension which the Chinese them selves have In. mind. BERLIN , 'May 14. It Is believed hero that llussla's latest claims In China will reopen the entire qucntlon of Russian and Drltish rights there. LONDON , Mny 15. The morning papers all devote ppnco to the new book of Rear Admiral Lord Charles Ileresford , "Tho Urcakup of China , " 'Which Is regarded ns timely In view of the news from Shanghai and Pckln. The Morning Post , which ap proves many of the author's proposals , says , however , that a quadruple alliance between Great Britain , the United Stairs. Germany and Japan , such ns Lord Beresford sug gests , Is Impracticable , as "tho United States would not commit itself to a policy Involving a hypothetical pledge to use force ngalnt't Russia. " The Dally Telegraph , on the other hand , thinks that Russia would not bo likely to foster such a coalition against it. STRAIN TOO GREAT FOR IRVING Sir Henry In Scl/.eil with nil IIIiieHN , Due to III * K.icrdoiiM In Title Hole of "Uoliexplerre. " LONDON , Mny 14. Sir Henry Irving , whose recent .work . In the title role of Sarf dou's drama "Robespierre" at the Lyceum theater has been exceedingly trying , was taken seriously 111 Sunday morning with nn affection of the throat. Dr. Farrar , a spe cialist , was Immediately summoned and ns the result of his advice It Is announced this evening that Sir Henry'o part during the present -week will to taken by ht ! ! son , Lawt rence. Lawrence Irving Is Sir Henry's unj dcrstudy In several notable roles. The announcement of the illness brought a largo number of professional callero this 1 evening to Sir Henry Irvlng's reeldenc- Orafton street , but his medical adviser hns j forbidden him to receive nny one nt present. U Is hoped thnt with complete rest ho will j bo restored to his usual health by the end ; of thu week. OXK IIL'MIIIUI ) TltOl'SAMl ' A.V IlOI'Il. 2Ve v SyMtein if Telejjrnpliy 13' ivlth Unlimited PoNNlhllltlei. ( Copyright , ISO ) , by Press Publishing Co. ) IHIDA PEST , .Mny 14. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) On Satur day M. Pulter , director general of the elec tricity company , read a paper on a new sys tem of rapid telegraphy Invented by Pollak & Virag. by which It Is claimed 100.000 words can bo transmitted within an hour. Experiments showed that even that num ber of words did not limit the transmis sion. Telegrams , however , must bo pre viously perforated on slips of paper In the Morse alphabet. X13W ITAI.IA.V MIMSTUV FOIIMI3I1. Humbert Approve * ) Mut 1'revlonnly Prepared "Illi Minor OlianfiON. ROMR , May 11. King Humbert today ap proved the selections for the reconstructed cabinet made t > y General Pelloux. The now j ministry will lie made up In accordance i ; with Hi ( i original nominations cabled laat Thursday to the Associated Press , except thnt Slgnor PIctro Carmine will take the portfolio of finance and Slgnor Salandra will i take that of agriculture , Industry and com- ! uierco , Instead of the finance portfolio , for which he was named at first. The ministry of pests and telegraphs goes to Slgnor Islullano. i-H I'repiire for War. LONDON , May 14. The Capo Town cor respondent of the Dally Mall says : At a i meeting of the commandants on the western border of the Transvaal yeeterday ( Satur day ) Instructions were Issued to the bur ghers to prepare to take the field nt n mo ment's notice from Pretoria. The negotia tions nro still pending for the proposed meeting between President Kruger and Sir Alfred Mllncr , governor of Capo Colony nnd British high commissioner for Africa , Mr. Chnhiberlnln , It la Enid , will not ncscnt to the conference unless the Transvaal ex ecutive pledgee himself to Initiate 'bona ' Ode reforms. Clergymen .lourney to Homr. GENEVA , Switzerland , May 14.Sixteen America archbishops and bishops hnvo ar rived hero on their way to Rome to attend Inn forthcoming consistory. DONALD M'LEAN FATALLY HURT Well Known AVeNleru Itnllrouil Mnu 1'allK Over Fourth Flour HaliiH- triiilu ut I1U Hotel. CHICAGO , May 11. Donald McLean , a western railroad promoter , fell over the balustrade of the fourth floor of the Pal mer house this afternoon , landing on the stone nagging of the lloor below. Ills thigh wns badly Injured and his skull fractured. McLean Is CO years old. His death occurred n few hours later. Hla most recent work had been the building of a road between Sioux City and San Francisco. ItelU Kllleil liy Stranger. CHICAGO , Mny 14. Henry Reltz , a Jani tor nt the Jefferson school , Elburn uvcnuo nnd Lnlllu street , refused to buy drinks with two men whom ho met In a ealoon today and a short tlmo later he was struck a fatal blow by ono of his companions. He was found unconscious by two policemen and died In a few minutes without making any statement. Reltz was the father of Henry "T. Rolls , second baseman of the Plttsburg base ball club , nnd Edward R. Reltz , second base man of the Sacrumctito ( Cal. ) ball club. t ntnPTTPM n 11 f n A t n n t TUP ASK BETTER RAILROAD RAILS Business Men of Norfolk Formulate Demands for Moro Liberal Treatment. FAIR PROMISES FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL ConmiKtpc Cniiipliilnn tlint Mr. Smyth linn Fa 11 oil to DoVlint lie Agreed Sratlilnur Letter of ItehuUo. NORFOLK , Neb. , May 14. ( Special. ) The following letter has been forwarded to the attorney general by ono of the local mer chants , with the approval of the members of the committee having the matter of freight rates In charge : "Hon. Constantine J. Smyth , Attorney General , Lincoln , Neb. Dear Sir : In No vember , 1S9S , the Business Men's associa tion ot Norfolk made complaint to the State Hoard of Transportation regarding the exorbitant and discriminating freight rates charged at Norfolk. By appointment , two of the members of the board came to Nor folk nnd on the evening of December 13 , 1S98 , met the business mun nnd heard their complaints , nnd the complaints were then and there put Into the form desired by the secretaries , were duly signed and delivered to them and carried off by them , they giv ing their assurance that the matter would receive Immediate attention. "About two months later It developed that all the papers In the case had been turned over to tbo railroad olllchils , and at the request of the railroad officials a committee of Norfolk 'business ' men met the railroad olflclals at their olllces In Omaha and the matter was discussed there by both sides nnd the railroad ofllclnls themselves ad mitted that there were undoubtedly many discrepancies and unjust rates exacted from Norfolk , and , white giving no assurance that they would remedy the matter , adjourned with the promise that the matter would re- celvo their attention nt the earliest possible moment and their decision sent to us. "Several letters have been bent to them , but no notice taken further than that the Chicago , St. Paul , Minneapolis & Omaha raid sent Its reply and making n few changes that were of very llttlo Importance , the main questions being Ignored altogether nnd refused recognition. Several letters have been sent to the secretaries of the State Hoard of Transportation , but have not been recognized. Apology ! > < > < \ < > t Avull. "On the evening of October 28 , 1898 , you mndo a speech to the people of Norfolk , In which you apologized for the deficiencies ot the State Board of Transnortatlon. stat ing that Its hands had been tied and that ! It had been unable to accomplish anything on account of being tied up by the supreme court , but that since the decision of the supreme court , rendered last May , no complaints - plaints 1 had been made ; that since that decision 1c cision the board was In position to act and that In the future , If the people of Nor folk f had any complaint to make. It would receive prompt and effectual treatment , and j that t the board was then In power to act and adjust any discrepancies which might come before It and assured the people that It ivould 'be done to their satisfaction and with justice to all concerned. "We made the complaints ; wo have shown that t the rates "charged at Norfolk arc unjust - just j , discriminating and higher than the same roads charge for like service to or from i Fremont , Lincoln , Omaha or Sioux j j City ( , and have shown that the same roads j that t charge Norfolk cents for a seventy- five-mllu ( haul are doing like service for others at from one-half to one-third Ices than they charge to Norfolk. "Wo have shown that they haul freight for I others more than three times the dls- tanco ' to Norfolk for the same money they charge us and that they can do It over branch lines and divide up the proceeds amongst dlffcreilt companies , cheaper than they can or do on a straight line , and the railroad olllcials have themselves admitted that the rates are unjust , but that 'traffic arrangements compelled them to do so. ' Hoard Should Hum KM Salary. "There Is nothing to be gained by turnIng - Ing the matter over to the railroads toe them to act , and wo did not ( lie our com plaint , nor go to the extent of compiling the discrepancies we did with the expectation that they would be handed over to the en- cmy and did not suppose that that was the way the state board would treat the mat- tcr , or that the state paid them a salary for that purpose. "Wo dislike to believe that the state ments you made were simply for the purpose - ' pose of catching votes , and would like you i to advlso us as to what course Is ueccs"I ! sary for us to got action from the stnta I 'board ' , what wo have done , or what wo have ' not done , or what we must do. I "Wo believe we have shown discrepancies ! that nro directly within the power I j of the board to adjust , believe that I a railroad running trains every day to NorI ! I folk 1 and refusing to haul freight because ' of ' trafllc agreements , hauling freight from ' the ' same starting point three as times ns j 1 , far In one direction as another for the same money , and that discriminates In every way I both In through rates nnd In local rates j ' against the Interests of Norfolk should be brought to account , nnd that If the State Board of Transportation has any duties to performed and are disposed to do It , that our case deserves attention and should not bo plgeonholdcd any longer. "Previous communications to the board having been Ignored , copies of this letter have been sent to The Dee and other papers. Wo ask nothing but what Is right nnd if It Is within the scope of the board to do any thing wo deslro It done without further de lay and trust you will glvo us the desired' information. Very truly yours , "THK RAILROAD COMMITTEE , "Norfolk Business Men's Association. " YEAR OF JUBILEE DECREED Pupal Hull IN K\peeteil to Iteeelve. .11 ore fieiiernl lleeoKliltlou Than on PrevloiiH OeeiiNloiiN. WASHINGTON , May 14. The papal hull Issued In Rome within the last few days de creeing that the year 1900 shall be a jublleo throughout the church Is expected hero shortly and 'will bo announced in all churches throughout the country. The 'Issuance ot a bull on the subject gives It special solemnity. It has been Uie custom to hold jublrees of the church every twenty- llvo years , and at one tlmo these were the occasion for the gathering of vast concourses at Rome to receive the speelnl dispensations nnd Indulgences allowed during jubilee years. It is expected , however , by the highest church authorities here that the jubilee next year will bo quite generally celebrated throughout the world , thus giving It a more universal aspect Instead of bei g centered at Rome , though doubtless it will lead to many pilgrimages to Rome and the gathering them of distinguished churchmen , The jubilee next year is considered more important < han that held every tnonly-five years , as It ushers In a new century and cornea at a time , when 1'opo Leo Is old and very feeble , his 00th year having bceu completed - ploted in March , LONG VOYAGEJJF THE GRANT Transport Carrion 'It * Charge * yearly Twelve TlioiiKittul Mile * with Only Tuu DentliN IJtr Itoule , WASHINGTON , Mn | 14. Colonel Charles Dlnl of the quartermaster's bureau ot the War department has received from Contain Jesse M. Baker , the qr > rtormnster In charge of the nrmy transport Grant , nn Interest ing report of the voyage of thnt vessel from Now York to Manila nnd return to San Francisco. The Grant wns the llrst of the nrmy trnimports to bo scut to 'Mnniln from New York nnd It now Is being fitted out nt San Francisco to sail on Mny 29 with the Sixteenth Infantry- the Philippines. The Grnnt loft Now York January 19 on Its trip to Manila and the report says It ar rived nt the latter place with everyone on board In good spirits and lu fine health for such a long trip. The commanding of ficers of the several , companies on board expressed great Ratlsfactlon as to the earn , food and comfort of the men nnd the latter said they had lived as well as they had at Fort Sheridan. There were no com plaints. l feK ? wns ono death en route from meningitis of a sxildler who should not have been taken aboard at Now York. From Now York to Gibraltar the master of the vessel took what Is known as the south ern route on accoun't ot the severity of the northern route during : the winter and lia bility of passengers to contract pneumonia. It Is , however , about 300 miles longer. Port Said came near being a stumbling block on the voyage , as the canal officials refused to take nnythlhg but gold In pay ment of tolls. The difficulty , however , was i overcome by getting an Kngllsh banker to ] j caFh the quartermaster's cash for 2,4GO ! and 19 shillings. Tha total distance covered ; ' by the trip was 11.951VJ nautical miles and , the tltno required to make It forty-three days nnd eight hours. The Grant left Manila March 23 , homeward - ward bound , with about 3SO tons of coal aboard , more than sufficient to have carried It to Nagasaki , to which the vessel was or dered to take on a full supply to reach San Francisco. Because of the defective mn- chlncry and for other reasons the ship wns compelled to make Shanghai and arrived there on March 31 , with barely ten tons of coal on board. Had It proceeded to Nagasaki It would have , been left mlrift at sea. It was necessary , the report says , to get an anchorage and wnlt the subsiding of the heavy sea. A stop [ also wns made at Nagasaki. On the way'homo a man died from smallpox. } Tlu report quotes th'sj quarantine officer at San Francisco saying that the Grant Is the cleanest ship ho has Inspected In his two years' service thero. Other vessels are being fitted out by the quartermaster's bureau for the transport service to the Philippines , and many Improvements over I those now In use succestod by the brief ! ! experiences already obtained are being made In 1 them , so as to Insure the health and comfort of the men en routo. FOREIGNERS I ASK DAMAGES CInliiiH for Hanlnlilpji SnlTcrcil In Culm Will lie Premeiited teState State Department. WASHINGTON , May 14. The State de partment ] has been inforciully advised that claims aggregating a considerable amount have 1 been made by Brltlslj , French and Ger man i residents of Quba dtvJng the recent in ; BUrroctlon and Ihct ih2sonltiniBieIy will bo pressed i against the United States govern- ment. i The claims-themselves have not yet been 1 presented , but arc being collected by j the I several foreign offices as tbo claimants 11 i send them in. In some cases schedules have ] been made nnd tbo aggregate stated to ( the authorities. The French claims aggregate between 12- 000,000 and lfi.000,000 frnncs. The German claims are understood to be slightly under these | of the French , while the British claims are said to be considerably more than the French or Gorman. j These foreign claims are qulto distinct : 1 from | "those of citizens of the United States , | originally against Spain , for damages sus- ! tallied In Cuba during the Insurrection. The peace treaty specifically provided for these American claimants , releasing Spain and stating that the United States would make ' such settlement ns was proper. Under this clause claims aggregating several millions - lions have been filed. No provision , however , was made by the treaty for foreign claimants and there ap- j i pears ] to be much doubt as to who Is liable | since ' the sovereignty over Cuba has passed i out ' of the hands of Spain. The United States having undertaken to look nfter the Americnn claimants , the foreigners are do- slrous of being treated In the snmo mani nor. i It was stated nt ono of the foreign establishments i that there was no disposition I'to push the claims unduly , but to bring them to I the nttcntlon of the United Stntes gov- crnment i In order thnt the question of llnbll- ! i Hy | might be determined and such relief j ' granted ( ns the merits of the cases war- i I ranted. ] It wns nppreclatcd In these foreign quarters , that payments will bo largely a | I matter j of discretion with the United States , ] , I as the obligation to look after the Amor- I j lean claimants was assumed voluntarily and . I there Is no obligation either In the treaty or ! i on general principles of law for assuming ' the claims growing out ot Spain's Inability i : to maintain order In Cuba during the pc- j Hod of Spanish rule. ] I These foreign claims cover damages to | ' plantations , personal property , etc. , of ; French , British and German residents of j ! Cuba nnd nre not connected with the bonded ( loot or uuoa in foreign nanus , wnicn ueni was assumed by Spain. SCHLEY STARTS WEDNESDAY Admiral AVI1I Truvel Without Stop to I'ay Contemplated Vlxlt to Oiniihii , WASHINGTON , May 14. Admiral Schley expects to leave Wednesday for Omaha to visit ex-Senator Manderson. Ho will go there without stop. ( ielM a Jolt UN lllne.UNinlth. WASHINGTON , May 14. ( Special Tele gram. ) George D. Parker of Davis City , la. , was today appointed blacksmith at Rose bud , S. D. , Indian school at $600 n year. An order was Issued establishing a post- office at Grovont , Ulnta county , Wyo. , with James Budge postmaster. Byron C. Burbank of Omaha , James 0. Croaby of Gurnavlllo and Marlon M. Keller of Cambridge , In. , were today authorized to rfractlco before the Interior department. Deuth of Lieutenant Whitney , WASHINGTON , ( May 14. General Brooke haa Informed the War department that First Lieutenant Harry Whitney , Second Infantry , died of typhoid yesterday afternoon at Clen- fucgos. General Davis , commanding nt San Juan , telegraphs that Recruit Walter Gretcher , Nineteenth Infantry , died there yesterday of pueumonU. AnilriMVN Will -Vnl < io Went. CHICAGO. May 14. Dr. E. Benjamin An drews , superintendent of the Chicago schools , will remain in Chicago. After a consultation with. hla wife , who arrived from the wt'st today , he font a letter to Governor Thomas of Colorado declining the presidency of the State Agricultural college of Colorado. , [ j nnt/TT * v niitnpAtA 11 nntr > rT BRICCS , AN EPISCOPAL PRIEST Clergyman Suspended by Presbyterian Assembly Chinees Allegiance NO OBJECTION MADE TO HIS ORDINATION Ceremonial IK Pronounced lij * ninlin I'ollcr In I'rcoiMicc ot Intrrmtoil CoiiHrcKatlon llrlKK" Will Lnhor Anionn 1'oor. NEW YORK , iMny 14. In the pro-cathe dral , on Stanton street. Rev. Dr. Charles A. Drlgga , who was suspended for heresy by the Preobyterlnn assembly , was ordained a priest of the Kplscopal church. Ho was or dained , together with Rev. Charles A. Snedekcr. nnd the ordination ceremonies were conducted by Illelicp Potter. The llttlo church wns crowded with people nnd the ceremonies were notable for the quietness that prevailed. There was no eccne , no ex citement and no protest wns filed at the beginning , during or nt the close of the ordination. There was nothing notable In the sermon preached by Rev. Dr. Gcorgo William Douglass. The ceremonies .were very long , commenc ing at 10 : < " 0 o'clock and continuing until Into In the afternoon. If anything , the services were hurried a llttlo and the gen eral communion which followed the com munion of the postulants or candidates tended to extend the time. There was n large crowd about ( he llttlo pro-cathedral church ns enrly ns 8:30 : o'clock. This Increased - creased ns the time for the ordination cere monies approached. After the Sunduy school hnd finished Its ( ixerclscfi the vlcnr , Rev. Dr. Paddock , was nppronched by Inspector CroM of the police , who held a convcrantlon with him. Sovernl policemen were outside of the church nnd some In the church. The church docs not ecat more than COO people nnd there was about twice that number , sitting and stand- Ing. Bishop Potter drove to the church with the candidates for admission , Rev. Dr. Charles A. 'Drlggs ' and Rev. Dr. Charles A. Snedeker. Rev. Dr. Cornelius n. Smith , who was to present Dr. Ilrlggs and who Is emeritus rector of St. Jnmefl' church , nnd Rev. Dr. George P. Nelson , who was to present Rev. Dr. Snedekcr nnd who U ono of the assistant secretaries of the diocese , arrived later together. With them wns Rev. Dr. Osborno of Trinity church , Tren ton , N. J.All of thcso went to the office of the'vlcnr. Bishop Potter wns nskcd what ho had to say preliminary to the ceremonies. He said ho had no notlco of protest and had re celved no protest. He smiled at the thought i of any of the objecting clergymen appear ing In the church nnd mnklng n scene. He , however , said that he had received n letter from n layman protesting ngalnst the or dination of Dr. Ilrlggs , and as this letter was written under a misapprehension of the facts and law he had answered. He did not desire to glvo the name of the layman who , ho said , was high up In the councils of the church. Geni'rnl XorvouKiipxH Apparent. Rov. Dr. Ilrlggs was somewhat nervous , though bo did not betray It In the church. I During the services there was a semblance } 'or nervousness In nil the celebrants.-"There' j I seemed to bo a tendency to hurry through j the ceremonies. The church was not deco- i j rated. Only a few potted plants and a few lilies were In the chancel. Precisely at 10:30 : the organist began an organ voluntary. Ho had scarcely finished It when the opening strains of the proces- elonal were heard. The usual order was observed In the processional. After the choir came the vicar , Rev. Dr. Paddock , then the candidates , Rov. Drs. Brlggs and Snedeker , their sponsors , Rev. Drs. Smith. Nelson and Osborne , and lastly the bishop. Rev. Dr. Ilriggs wore the stole of acad emical degree , as also did Rev. Dr. Sned- oker. Bishop Potter wore' his usual vest ments. The congregation stood during the processional. The candidates nnd their sponsors took scats which hnd been plnced ! . In n row In front of the chancel. Bishop j i Potter took a seat near the holy table and 1 . Rev. Dr. George William Douglass , who was to deliver the ordination sermon ; Rev. Dr. | i Osborno and the presbyters took seats on each side of the chancel. Rev. Dr. Douglass Is an occasional preacher In Grace church , which wns offered bv Rev. Dr. Huntlngton for the ordlnntlon. i lives. In Tuxedo Park , N. J. A simple service , according to the Epls- copal church was gone throiiRli and then the rites of ordination In accordance with "tho form and manner of ordering priests , " were begun. After a prayer nnd singing Rov. Dr. Douglass delivered his sermon , In his charge to the candidates Dr. Douglass spoke slowly and Impressively , At Iho conclusion of the sermon of ordination Rev. Dr. Os- berne r/ad the lltnny. Then the most Impressive moment nrrlved. The sponsors went Jorwnrd and presented the candidates to the bishop. The candidates stood to- gcther with their sponsors before thu bishop. After the postulants had been pre sented to the bishop nnd after the usual tssuruncu thnt they hnd been examined and found worthy the bishop rose from his chair and proclaimed n general Invitation to any persons knowing "any Impediment or nola- bio crime" in the candidates to come for- ward and declare. Silence IM I'iil > rol Mi. Then followed n profound silence. People turned about ns If expecting some ono to rlso up nnd make a protest. No ono nroso. There was no protest handed to the bishop nnd the crucial moment wns over. Then the regular formula of ordination was gene through with more deliberation , Then fol lowed the laying on of hands by thu bltlior and the presbyters and the participation In the communion. During the entire com munion service the candidates remained kneeling In front of the holy table before the bishop , The presentation of the Bible was gene through wllli , Many of the con gregation participated In the communion. During this Rev. Dr. Brlggs took a seat In the chancel choir and at for the first time facing the congregation , who surveyed him with interest. The reading of the Nlceno creed , an offertory and the recessional con- eluded the ceremonies. Rov. Dr. Brlggs wns seen nfter the cere mony. Ho said lie had nothing to say con cerning the criticism raised by his ordina tion. Ho said he was going to take n rest. A close friend of Dr. Brlggs said that ho \\ould go to Europe and In the fall would labor in the pro-cathedral church. Rev. Dr. Paddock eaid that it seemed Etrango that a man of Dr. Brlggs' learning should take BO much pleasure In laboring among the poor of the cast tide , hut Ibis wns his wish. He said that Rev. Dr. Brlgga would not glvo up his position as professor In Union Theological seminary , but would labor in connection with his teaching. MovemeiitN of Ooeiui YeNuelM , May I-I , At New York Arrived Rarbarossa , from Bremen ; La Brctagne , from Havre. At Quccnstown Salfed Umbrla , from Liv erpool for New York. At Southampton Arrived Bremen , from New York lor Bremen , and proceeded. CONDITION OF THE WEATHER Forecast for Nebraska Warmer ; 1'robably Showers ; Variable Winds. Teiupernture nt Oninlin yentonlnyi Hour. le r. Hour. Hen. r. n. in IS I | i. in Ill ( I n. in. . 17 - 1 > . in IT 7 n. in ! < ! : t | i. in I1- * S n. in 15 ! | i. in. Ill i ) n. in , in r. | i. 111 iii Kl n. in. . . . . . .IT. ( I p , in. . . . . . fill It n. in -IT. 7 | i , ill " > ( ) m 111 in s p. 111 111 II p. Ill II ) NEBRASKANS OFFER SERVICES rrenlitent Thitnkn Colonel Viriiuiilii mill ProinlKi-fl to Keep the t'ro- HONiil In Ml nil. HOT SPRINGS , Vn. , May 14.--Secrlary Alger forwarded to the president today some dltpatches from General Otis. They advised him thnt another pence commission from Agulnnldo was on Its way to Manila to discuss terms of pence. No Instructions were tout from hero to Ocnernl Otis , the policy being , as heretofore , to Icavo matters entirely with Gcnernl Otis. The dispatches also told of 111 usage aitf fered by Spaniards from the Insurgents nt Znmbonnga. one of the smaller Islands of the Philippine group. H may become neces sary to send a light draught vessel there. No Immediate action , however , will be taken , as diplomatic questions arc Involved , and General Otis will be left to deal with the subject as he sees fit. Colonel Victor Vlfqualn has tcndertM to the president the services of the Third Nebraska regiment , which hna been mus tered out , but Is willing to re-enlist nnd take the place of the First Nebraska now In Luzon , but soon to return lo this coun try. Mr. McKlnley thnnkcd the regiment for Its patriotic motives and said that Its offer would be kept In mind should it ever again bo necessary to enlist more volun teers. The president spent a , quiet Sunday. In the morning ho attended service at the Prcs- by.torlan . church near by. The sermon was delivered by Dr. White , the regular pastor of tbo church. It was simple In character nnd did not touch on the president or na tional affairs. At the conclusion of the serv ices Mr. McKlnley , accompanied by Comp troller Dnwcs and Mr. Cortclyou , took qulto n long walk. Tonight Secretary Uago and Mrs. Gngo loft hero for Washington with Mrs. P. B. Shum- way , Miss Raymond , P. R. Shumway and William O. Hoag of Evanston , 111. , ns their guests. The comptroller cf the currency and Mrs. Dawes arrived on the late train last night , expecting to remain over Sunday , but Mr. McKlnley hns persuaded 'them to re main loncer. Thoueh no definite nlnus have been made , It Is not unlikely that the pres ident and Mrs. McKlnley may leave for Washington Thursday or Friday. SHOVELERS RETURN TO WORK Agreement ii All Pol n In IN Klimlly Arrived At Strike on Conl Iloekn IN Still Serloim , BUFFALO , N. Y. . 'May 11. The grain shovelcrs will return to work tomorrow morning under the agreement reached lit 1' o'clock this morning' ' the ccmrercitc.V between the lake carriers , elevator men and grain shovelcrs. The terms of the agree ment were reduced to writing nnd properly signed tonight at the residence of Bishop Quigley. Attorney Goulder of Cleveland noted for the Lake Carriers' association and Attorney John Cuncen of this city repre sented the scoopers. The agreement provides that the grain shovelers shall receive $1.85 T > er 1,000 bush els ; that a superintendent shall be appointed by the bishop to guard the Interests of the men ; that a local board of arbitrators shall be appointed to pass upon any grievances which may arise In the future and that fourteen - teen of Contractor Connors' bcs scooper * shall be suspended pending an Investigation Into the charge made by the grain shovelers that they nro Identified with ealoon Inter ests or otherwise objectionable. At a meeting of the grain shovelers , held In St. Bridget's hall tonight , the agreement readied at the conference was approved. Notwithstanding the adjustment of tbo grain shoveling trouble , the labor situation here so far as the commercial Interests of the port are concerned Is threatening. The tleup of the coal and ore docks Is said to be quite as serious ns was the grain shov elers' strike. Practically all the coal and ore handlers , numbering about 1,500 men , are out. The freight hnndlers who struck out of sympathy for the grain shovelers now refuse to go back unless their wages are raised from 25 cents to 30 cents an hour. The house men employed In the freight house also are on n strike nnd they refuse to return until they hnvo secured an advance - vance in pay. With the exception of the elevators , therefore , nearly everything on the docks will be tied up for some time tu come. CLEVELAND VERY MUCH ALIVE Iteport of Mx-IVeMdc'nt'K Demlne Proven by Iliter Ailvliu-H to ife Untrue. CLEVELAND , May 14. Persistent rumors , to the effect ux-Prcsldent Cleveland , who I Is fishing at Middle Bass Island. In Laku ' Mle , had dropped dead today , reached hero I from the east and west this evening. , Middle DUBS Inland Is ono of the group lying off Snndusky nnd it Is only a short distance from Put-in-Bay Island , which Is connected with the mainland by cable at | I Snndusky. The Western Union operator at ' the latter place said tonight that whllo the [ ' cable office on the Island hnd been closed , nil dny the cable wns In working condition. j j No message concerning Mr. Cleveland or ' anything else , ho said , had been offered on j I the cable today. There Is no other way In , ' which news could hove been Bent , except by boat to this city , Sandusky , Toledo or De troit , and no boats have arrived at cither of these places slnco the forenoon. TOLEDO , 0. . May 14. A special to the Commercial from Sandusky says : George Brodbeck , n well-known business man of Sandusky , and several other passengers who were on the steamer Arrow say they talked with Grover Cleveland this evening nt 0:30 : , or just before the boat loft for Samlusky. There is no doubt but that there Is abso lutely no truth In the rumors that Mr. Cleveland U dead. _ PRINCETON , N. J. , Mny 14. A telegrnm has reached Mrs. Grover Cleveland from Sandusky , 0. , stating that Mr. Cleveland U all right. Jleiieh Level of IHIIli. BELLA1RB. 0. , May 14. The Hclmont mill , Top mill , La Belle mill of Wheeling nnd the Bonwood blast furnace of Martin Ferry , O. , four of the largo Iron works In this section of the Ohio valley , all of which nro property of the Wheeling Iron and Steal company of Wheeling , have granted the 3.000 employes an advance of 10 per cent In wages , which takes effect tonight and Monday. This increases the wages to the standard price of 1S92 and nro the last of the big iron mills to grant thu Increase by the sxty day adjustment. All nuddleru will bo crauted C'.i pur cent. FAVOR A CONFERENCE Civilian Members of Commission Willing to Grant Kebols' Request. FILIPINO REPRESENTATIVES SEEK PARLEY Proposal is Probably Prompted by Nativa Congress at Sau Isidor. YOUNG'S ' SCOUTS STUMBLE UPON ENEMY Ten Men Surprise nnd Put to Rout Foroo ol Two Hundred Insurgents , NINTH INFANTRY IS SENT TO THE FRONT Continued ltili > t ii ( .Manila AVnrrnitt * it lleliixntloti of Strict Polleo Duty niul l.'iiHhloiiiihlo Society Ouuu More TliroiiK" Street * . MANILA , Mny 14. 7 p. m. The civilian members of the United States Philippine commission are favorable to the meeting with a Filipino commission , which wiw SUR- gcsted yesterday on 'behalf of Agulnnldo by Lieutenant Roys of the staff of General Oregurlo Del Pllar , who came to Gtmoml Lawton under a Hag of truce , bearing tha prirpos.il. It Is thought by the Amerlcnu commissioners that the Idea may have re sulted Horn a recent meeting of the no-culled Filipino congress at San Isldor. The local Filipino commission , which IB In close com munication with the leaders of the rebel lion , la doing Its ulmoHt to sccuro pcaco. Ton members of .Major General Lawtou'a band of scouts , umlur W. iM. Young , the old Indian lighter , entered the town of San Miguel , about fifteen miles north of Noiseg.iray , not aware of what place it was. They found 200 Filipinos there , but the rebels , 'taking the scouts for the advance of General Lawton's nrmy , lied after tiring n few shoto. Young and another scout worn wounded ami have been brought to Manila. The Ninth Infantry and a mountain battery teryof six guns have been sent to the front. The uniform quiet now prevailing In Ma nila hns led the authorities to relax the iiilo under which the city streets were cleared from 7 to S:30 : p. m. and there Is In con- sequence the largest and moat-brilliant an- ' scnibly of pedestrlnn and people In car- j'rlafies nt the concerts on the Lucutn that has been known hero slnco the Spaniards left. Prof. Schumann , president of the United : States Philippine commission , gave n farewell - well luncheon today to Admiral Dewey , at which Prof. Dean C. Worcester and Colonel Charles Denby of the commission , with Gen eral MaeArthur , iMra , Lawton and others , wore present. The health of the admiral was drunk with the utmost cordiality. LEGATES MAY PASS THE LINES Otln Will Allovr AKiilnalilnV Comuila- Hloii to Kntcr . Manila I.awtoii Clenrjt Uic Co tin try. WASHINGTON , May 14. The following dispatch from Major General Otis , giving the status of tlio military situation as It now | i exists In the operations ngninst the Insur gents , wns received at .tho War department I today : MANILA , May 14. Adjutant General , Washington : Situation is ns follows : Lawton - ton from Bnllnng has tnken lido Fonso nnd San Fernando north , with slight loss nnd driving consldernblo force of enemy ; gun- ! l boats nnd canoes will nccompany 1 , ! > 00 men I : under Kobbo up Rio Grande river from | Calumplt , departing May 10 ; McArthur re j ! mains at Snn Fernando , covering country. * * * I Yesterday a messenger from Agul- j ualdo expressing a wish to Beud commis- [ i slon to Mnnlla for conference with United , Stntes commission to nrrango terms of peace ; I directions given to pass body of roprosenta- j | live insurgents to Manila should It present i I itE-olf. _ OTIS. SPANISH GARRISON BESIEGED Oil * HcportH tin * Attack of InHiir iMid itiul the Plight f TrouitH nt Xiiiiilmiiiiifn. * WASHINGTON , Mny 1C. The War depart ment today received the -following dispatch : "MANILA , Mny 14. It Is reported that at Zamboanga Insurgents nttaclted Spanish j troops May 11 , using quick-firing guns nnd j arms captured from Spanish gunboats. i Spanish general and two officers wounded. Few casualties among troops. Spanish garrison risen Is now besieged. Water supply out off ami troops calling for relief. OTIS. " MADRID , .May II. Senor Don Francisco Sllvela , the Spanish pBJmler , In nn Interview today regarding the attack by the Filipinos upon the Spanish garrison nt Zamhoangu , Island of Mindanao , In which two Spanish olllcors and three men wore wounded"nnd ono man > wan killed , said : "It Is very painful to us to have suffered these leases in a territory which does not belong to us. Wo left these troops In the Philippines In the hope that they might aid In Hccurlng the release of the Spanish prisoners In the hands of the Filipinos. Our efforts In this direction have been fruit- less. Agulnnldo refuses to treat with us and a Frenchman ( M , Dunmrals ) , who had of fered on our behalf to treat with the enemy , was killed by them. "America haa not yet succeeded , ntt It hns no more authority than wo hnd. We cannot leave troops nny longer In a teiri- lory thnt wo are not obliged to defend nnd I hnvo telegraphed General Rlnn 10 use three steamers for the Immediate transportation of our troops from Znrnnoango and Yoalo nnd to acquaint Mnjor General Otln with thoRO Instructions , BO the American commander - mander may possess thu territories wo ara abandoning. " III'M'OIIT Kllim .MAM I , A IIOSIMT.U , . Wi-rkl.v Dentil I , IN ! from ( ii-ncral liiflnili-M I'Mvitnnicx. . WASHINGTON. May 14. The following It General Otis' weekly death report : MANILA. May 1 1. Thermlu f vor nnd nrlghfa disease , May 0 , Arthur S. Hunt , private Company K , Third Infantry : typhoid , Mny 10. M. Walters , prlvntc Company II , Twenty-third Infantry ; dysentery. May 12 , James Kelly , Second Oregon ; alcoholism , Richard li. McKeynoldg , wagoner , Fourth cuvnlry ; gunnhot wound , nrcldentnl , Peter L. Pone , private hospital corps. KllljiliioN Viniiit Tlii'lr I'rotvcHN , MADRID , May 14. The Filipino commit- tco Imx United a manifesto to the prrsH de claring that the "Filipino government" will reject all negotiations for pence on the part of thu Americans liufiKd upon any ccheme of autonomy , nnd will demand that the Unllnil States fulfill thu engagement made bcforn the declaration of war wltn Spain. Tl < o manifesto denies lltat General Anlo- iilo Luna hns turrendt-ied nnd ubStTts that Mnjor General Lawton la rnutod and that the honpltnls uro "filled with Americans , ' ' hundreds of whom uro insubordinate.