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JTJaSTE 10 , 1871. OMAHA , "WEDNESDAY MOHNING , MAY 17 , 185)9 ) TWELVE I'AG ES. siSTJLis corr FIVE CEXTS. I1ELD FOR TREASON British Officers in Transvaal Arrested on a Oapital Charge. BOERS NOT IN MOOD TO BE TRIFLED WITH Accused Said to Have Enlisted Men to Oauso a Rebellion. INCRIMINATING DOCUMENTS ON PERSONS Soren Am Already Apprehended , with Others Under Suspicion. TWO THOUSAND ARE SAID TO BE. ENROLLED Plot Thonulil < " Hair llcen Matin-lint for Pour .Moutlix .NeMH Hl'llhlll lull III liOIKloll , TllO PulallN Are UnUini" n. CAPETOWN , May 1C The Argus of this | city today publishes a dispatch from Prc- j to.-Ia , cupltul of the Transvaal , 01 South African republic , sajlng thnt P W. Kcltn , thu sccrctarj of stntc. confirms the leport i that n number ot unusual arrests have been made there nnd thnt It Is rumored the I prisoners , nie Dlltlsh olllcers. i LONDON , May 1C. The foregoing dis patch probably explains the telegram re ceived by I IIP Argus of Capetown today fioni Pi elm In saying the Tinnsvnnl secretnrj ot slnto conliimcd the report that n number ot unusual arrests had been made nnd that U was rumored tliat the prisoners vvcro IJrlt- Inh olllccrs. The advices from , Iohnnne burg arc nlso probnblj connected with a mysterious dis patch received at Johannesburg from Pre toria on May 12 , sajlng a special tialn fully equipped with Moer artlllerjmen , guns and a searchlight apparatus was being held In icndlness at the capital of the Transvaal. The statement was then declared to bo with out significance but today's news throws a more serloim light on the movement and It Is certain there will be a great sensation In London when the news of the arrests be comes generallj known. The afternoon uc-vvspapeis today print special dispatches from Capetown , baying seven men have been arrested at Johannes burg nnd have been tnken to Pretoria The government of Cape Colony , It further ap pears , Is considering the matter secretly The news has caused great excitement throughout South Africa Plot IN Well Matured. The Standard and Diggers' News , the Doers' organ In London , has a dispatch from Pretoria which sajH that warrants were Issued jesterduy evening bj the state at torney and were executed at midnight The dispatch adds that n plot or rebellion Is allfged to hnvo been maturing for four months and that the accused , who nro said to have been engaged by the South African league , had already enlisted 2,000 men Cecil Hhodes , the former premier of Capo Colony and resident director In South Africa of thxBiltlxh Ohnrteicd South Africa com pany. Informs the Associated Press that ho has heard nothing regarding the arrests inudo at Johannesburg and that he knows nothing about the renson for which they wore made. Joseph Chambeilaln , secretary of state for the colonies , who -was Intel viewed In the lobby of the House of Commons this evening , 8,1 Id ho hnd heard nothing olllclnlly regardIng - Ing the arrests In the Transvaal and did not think thnt too serious significance ought to bo attached to them. No Information had reached him from South Africa , he asserted , that could lead I him In any way to anticipate or to explain the arrests. The news caused excitement among the members of the house , but little disposition was manifested to credit the minors of a lebclllouE ! conspiracy. > aiueH of TlioHe VrreHled. PHUTORIA , May 17 The officers ar- lested are eight In number. They are Cap tain Patterson , formerly of the Lancers , Colonel H. F. Nlcholls , Lieutenant J. Trcm- lott , C. A. Kills , late private detective nt Johannesburg , Lieutenant John Alleh Mitchell , formerly of the HOTBO artillery ; foimer Sergcnnts J Fries , H. P. Hoper and Nichols. None of them has been In the employ of the Ilrltleh South Africa Chartered company. It lb said that the commissioner of police who had the nffalr In hand had been work ing ii ] > the case four months. Mr. Heaty. the detective who effected the p i-sts , received his Instructions last week n. t secured the necessary warrants Thursday. The nxecutlvo of the Transvaal Is Hitting In secret session this evening , considering thu arrests The Hiltlsh agent and chaigp d'affaires , Conliiglnim Greene , had an Interview with Piesldcnt Kruger this afternoon , ivho ex pressed i egret that men who had worn the queen's uniform should bo concerned In such u movement. President Kiugor replied that bu would not belluve the prisoners wore Hiltlsh nfllcern until It hud Deeu pioved , odd- Ing that ho hoped the affair would not In- Icifero with thu proposed meeting between himself nnd Sir Alfred Mllncr , governor of Capo Colony and Urltlsh high commissioner for South Africa. JOIIANNKSDUHG , Mny 10 A number of warrants have been Issued. It Is asserted tlmt the nlllcers arrested ivero nlso prepar ing to orgmil/e a corps In Natal , the British colony between the Orange Kreo State nnd the Indian ocean , to nsslbt the projected movement nt Johannesburg AmliiiNNiiilor Willie ( ioi-H lo The HiiKiie I1KHL1N. May 16 The United States am bassador here , Andriw D. White , who Is nlao chief representative ot the United StaUa at the disarmament conference , which U to opun at The Hague on Thursday after noon , started for the Netherlands thlo mornIng - Ing , accompanied by Frederick W I lolls of Now York , secretarj of the United States delegation , and the Swiss nnd Roumanian ministers , both of whom nro dolegnteu to the confeience. The families of the dele- gntcti do not accompany them. Mr. White has planned to return to Hcrlln early In July LONDON , May 1C Seth Low and Captain William Crozler. military members of the United States delegation , started for The Hague tonight In the company of Sir Julian Pauncefoto and the other members of the Urltlsh delegation to the International peace conference. IIU I.nrilxlilii llnril I P. LONDON , Mny 10. Lord Francis Hope , broider of the duke of Newcastle and hus band of Mny Yohe , the Ameilcan actress , applied to the chancery court todaj for pei- mUelon tn Gel ) a family heirloom , n blue diamond weighing < 44 carnts , and esti mated to bo worth 17.000 to iI23,000. Tun gem was unique until another ono was recentj ) found weighing So rnrau Counsel for Lord Hope argued tUut the gim wan Ubolcsa for ornament and that It vvouli Ue to sell It for the bcnetU of Lord Hope's Inrome than to allow It to Ho In a bank safe fcr thp next forty jears. Coun sel for the duke of Newcastle nnd Lndy lientrlco Llsler-Knjp the cldrst sister of Lord Hope , oppose I the sale , which the court ovcntuijHy refused to sinctlon. DOMED HOME < > lel.rate < rS ! lV8jfii' ' & ' " After Three t PARIS. Mny 16 At a c HB council held today the minister of the eBlonles , M. nulllaln , enniniunlcatod to those present the contents of n telegram received by the governor of Jlbotitll from Major Marchand , Bajlng the mission was In perfect health and would arrive nt Jlboutll on Mny 1C The dlflpntcli acldei ) "At the moment of our or- rlval at the end of our Journey ncross Africa iiml the termination of thrco jcars spent In the accomplishment of the task entrusted to us. the chief of the mission and his officers beg jou to renew to the government nnd the military chiefs the assurance of their respectful devotion and of the Bplrlt of dis cipline and obedience which three > ears spent In the bush has been unable to alter. " The mlnlster.s decided to grant the re wards to officers asked for by Major Mar chand , and they nlso drew tip a program of the fetes to be given In Franco In honor of the African traveler. Major Marchand will be officially received nt Toulon by the naval prefect nnd delegates from the mln- Istry of marine and the ministry of the colonies. On hl arrival In this city he will bo mot nt the railroad station by repre sentatives of the mlnlstr > of war , the mln- Istiy of marine , the ministry of the colonies , the president of the republic and n commit tee of the mllltnrj club The minister of mailne will place bis carriage at the dis posal of Major Marchand to convey him to the ministry of marine where a luncheon will be served. The same evening n recep tion will be given In the traveler's honor ot the Military club The minister of the colonies nies will also hold a soiree In his honor. On tho. follow Ing day a commemorative medal Inscribed "Mnrchand Mission from the Atlantic to the Red Sen" will be pre sented to the members of the expedition. CLOSE FIST OF HICKS-BEACH I.aeU of Sni > | ior ( lo I'aellle Table U ( luirm'il lo MitKiirdlliieNM of Lliaaeellor of i\i'lif < | iier. LONDON , May 1C Tim correspondent beic of the Assoilated Pre. < s learns on un doubted nuttiorlty that the chancellor of the exchequer , Sir Michael HIcks-Hench. Is lespoiiblblc foi the nlggnrdly financial sup jioit offered by the Imperial government tt > the Pacific cnble project , but that the hign commissioner of Canada and the other in terested agents general are apparently sat isfied from the developments of the last few days ttiat the secretary of state for the colonies , Joseph Chamberlain , who Is pre pared to do fai moie toward fostering the schema than some of his colleagues , will ultimately prevail on the home government to contribute a considerable portion of the capital required for expenditure In estab lishing the projected cable. i\-l-ri-iuler AtCIIIIN Sulelilc. LONDON , Mnj 16 Special dispatches from Vienna saj It Is reported there that Count liadeiit , the former prime minister of Aus tria , recently tried to commit suicide on account of losses sustained on the race course. Count Undent who formed a cabinet In 1S ! > 5 , and whoso mlnlstrj' resigned on No vember 28 , 1S97 , comes of nn Italian family which migrated Into Poland In the sixteenth century nnd succeeded In obtnlnlng largo es- tntes After graduating from the Cracow university , Hadeul entered the eervlco of the state and rose rapidly In official life. The fortune of tin- former picmler has been esti mated at $2,500,000 Titled "Wit ill mi a IteiiiarUiilile Crliul mil ST IMTIKSUUHG , May ie A trim which hns caused a great sensation hero owing to the high station of the prisoner has just been concluded The evidence dis closed that tiio accused , Mnrln Mershwlrka , a woman of noble bhtli , hnd led nn pxtra- ordlnaiy cnreer of Intrigue and crime. The court found her guilty of poisoning her lover and two women owing to jealousy , with kidnnpplng a child and with forglna documents nnd bills of exchange. She was sentenced to fifteen jears penal servitude in Slberin nnd to ho deprived of her title of nobility. Iliiiinlou Vnnj from llenilleiiittN. LONDON. May Ifi Andrew Carnegie left London todaj for Sl.lbo castlo. In nn Intpr- vlow just published he Is mintp.j ah snjlng "I am looking forward to protection In my Hlghlnnd solitude from the nrmy of mendl- cnntb thnt cverj hour Is Importuning mo foi subsi rlptlonri to every conceivable object , liven were I disposed to accede to these ap plications for promiscuous assistance , my resources for philanthropy hav already been fully hypothecated and bombarding me with further appeals Is simply adding lo the postal revenue. " fieaeinl I'orter Kiilertalnx. PARIS , May 1C. United States ambassa dor , General Iloiaco Porter , gave a dinner this evening , nt which the Invited guests In cluded Count nnd Countess De CnBtellano , Count ami Countess Toilelll , Mrs. Astor , Mr. nnd Mrs Potter Palmer. Prince Cnntacu/ene , MiRS Julia Dent Grant , the duke of Aicos , the nnwly appointed Spanish minister to the United States , nnd the duchess of Arcos. nUiii-iiix ClilinHiiiirrlNoii. . HONG KONG. Mny 1C Part of the Brit- tan troops sent Into the disturbed territory near here have returned after Inking pos- bpsslon of Kow Loon city. The Chlneso garrison risen was disarmed , thu British Hag hoisted without dlnturbanco nnd llfty men of the Wtilbh Puslleer regiment were left to gnrrl- son the town No newn has been received from the hinterland expedition. stop * ItH Siuiilaj IMIIIon. ( Copvrlcht. US9 , bj Press Publishing Co ) LONDON. May 17. ( Now York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) The Dally JIall announcca the cessation ot Its Sunday culm on nnd states that the action Is duo to hrwtile public opinion , but Is also Inllucnced bj the appeal from Its e wn employes. A Saturday weekly edition will bo published Instead. lloiiiular ) ( liifNtloa Setlleil. Ni\V YOHK , May 16. A dispatch to the Tribune from Porto Plata , Haiti , saj ' The Hajllan government accepts the delimita tion of the frontiers by President Heureux of Dominica , and the presidents of both republics will meet In conference nt Mole St. Nicholas. Lender of devolution HeleiiNeil. CARACAS , Venezuela , May 16. General Hernandez , the leader of the revolution In IMiS In Venezuela , who was captured near Yumare on June 12 lat > t , has been release 1 from captlvltj I'riiHMliuiH llejrol Caiuil Illll , DURLIN , May 16 The committee of the Prussian Diet has rejected thu canal bill by a vote of 17 to 11 Miter ( iiieN to I2urone. Ni\V : YORK May 1C Steamers sailing Wednesday for Europe will take out 437,000 nnni-AX of ullvei MAYOR VAN \YYCK \ UNDER FIRE Mazat Oommittea Examines Yew York's Executive on Party Methods. WITNESS ADMITS ALLEGIANCE TO NO ONE nftortN Hint HiIVnn I'ut In Mnjoralt > Cliulr li > tile People anil Nut by Tanimaiij I'olle-e Vr < * 1)1- eliarned for ( 'nuir. NEW YORK , May 1C The Mnzct Investi gating committee resumed Its session today after a prolonged reccffl. A fnlr-sl7ed crowd wns on hand early , among them being Major Van AVjck , who , with the heads of various | I city departments , hnd been summoned to | appear todav. It was announced thnt the I committee will sit dally Tuesdajs , Wodnps- Idajs | , Thursdajs and Frldaj'H until Its work 1 Is concluded , but this program will bo In terfered with by the extra session of the legislature which begins on Monday next Mayor Robert A. Van Wjck was In tbo w Itness chair before the assembly committee appointed to Investigate the workings ot ttie municipal departments. Ho wns ques tioned ns to whether he consulted with . Richard Crokcr regarding the conduct of the city government , and flatly denied that J he did to. Neither , Mr. Van \Vjck said , I i had he contillted with Mr. Crokcr regardIng - | I Ing the removal of city oHlces fiom the New York Life Insurance building to the new Syndicate building on Park Row. He was vpry neil satisfied wItti the elllclency shown In the va.lous city olllces. Mr. Van j Wyck said ho had not consulted with Mr. I Croker at Lakewood In December , 1897 , on the subject of the selection of heads of depaitmcnts , but he- had "a running con versation" on that subject with John I1" . Carroll , who Is close to Mr. Crokev In political matters. Revelling to the subject of the qunrtcrs provided for ttio depnrtment ofllclnls , Coun sel Mots nskcd the major It ho did not know thnt the building to which the health depnrtment had been assigned was not llro-pioof. "There Is not a fire-proof building In the city , " replied the major. Van Wjek the l'eoili | > 'i ( "luiluc. Major Van Wjck denied that he had been elected major by Tammany ; fie fcald he hnd been chosen by the people of Greater New York "Who Is there In the organization which Is sponsor for your ndmlnlstratlon thnt has more power than Mr. Croker ? " asked Mr. Moss. "Nobody hns moie cower than I have , " replied the mnyor. "Have you donp a single thing contiar > to the wishes of Mr. Croker ? " demanded the lawyer. "I don't know , " said the mayor. "You hnvo never been called to ac count ? " "Nobody dare call mo to account , " responded - sponded the mnjor warmly "I cannot bo called to account except the court shall organize eome Judicial tribunal. No Indi vidual can call me to account " In answer to the question If It was con trary to his notion of political othlcb that there should bo a leader of the party whose voice bliould have great Influence and weight with the chief executl-'e , the u'ayor said tartly : "You'd better call Senator Platt and nsk him thnt question. He knows more about leadership than I do. " The major declined to answer further In thlh respect. IteiiNoiiH lor HeiiiiMalK. The major said ho had dismissed Chief McCullagh because he thought ho wnb not a tit man for the head of tbo police force. Police Conimlsslonc-is Phillips nnd Hamilton wc-ro'nlso removed because he believed they were mint. Phillips had been Indicted and the major wrote to him that ho must seek a speedy trial or be removed. The latter happened. Hamilton hnd told the mayor that ho would consent to no transfer of any member of the force without previously : consulting with Senator Platt "I told him , " tesllled the major , "that the police department would not be run from Washington " The major also said that Hamilton "black- mailed the CnMno. " Hamilton's firm , according - cording to the rnnyor'H testlmonj , hnd n claim against thnt theater nnd Hamilton , as n police commlsbloncr , had refused to grant thu Cnblno u license until the bill wns paid. The major said , however , thnt he hnd only henrsay pvideiro ngalnst Hamilton. The major said that from rumors ho be lieved that jtibt be-fore Hamilton was removed - \ moved n combination was being formed be tween Hamilton , Qulgg , Glbbs and McCnl- lagh to sell positions on the police force ! That wns JUKI previous to Hamilton's ro- j movnl. In nn Interview with McCullngh hi- had told the chief of police that he was n liar when the Inttcr stated that he know nothing about the politics of any police Inspector - | specter 01 captain. Any chief of police , snld the major , mutt know the politics of the ofllccrs. The- major said that If Dovory wns ns bid ns McCullagh he ought to "bo kicked out , too" Whether Devery was better than Mo- Cullagh the mnjor did not know. He bad tried to find out , but nil ho knew wns that the city wns In n moro orderly condition than It ever had been In his memory nnd that the laws WPIO better enforced. The mayor was questioned about his personal ex periences regarding the Immorality In this city and ic-torted that Mr. Moss was mor bid about vice. "Havo jou cny Idea how many pool rooms therj are In tha city of Now York ? " asked Mr. Moss "I don't know that there Is a tingle om , " was the reply. The nnj'or said he know James A. Mn- hnnoj and that he had business dealings with him ten or twelve years ago In Texas. Ho had sien him several times lately. "Havo you over heard that jour frleni ] , Mahoncy , Is the chief of the greatest pool loom syndicate In this city ? " asked Mr. Moss "I know he made books on the race tracks , " replied the major. "Did jou know thnt he was running rooms and receiving hots In those rooms In New York Cltj' " The mnjor had never heard that Mr Mahuney , Mr. Cniroll nnd Mr. Sexton were jointly Interested In the pool rooms. "Have jou never heard , " sneered Mr. Moss "that a gentleman named VauWj-ck was interested In thi-m' " For the first time the mayor was aroused. "That Is absolutely false , " ho ehnuted Ho wanted to know who told Mr. Muss anything of tbo kind. "These ihlngs are not easily proved , " re torted the counsel Via ; or I'leailN Iniioeeiiee , "I never had any connection with any Il legal calling anywhere tn the world , shouted the major. "You know that I was not inter ested In pools when j-ou-aaked that question. You knew that and you wanted to bring It out for the purpose of creating the Impres sion that I was. I demand that so'i bring out the evidence here and chow iliat I am connected with pool rooms anywhere In the world or with anjthing else if an Illegal character and I think the chairman of thin committee ought to enforce that request' Mr. Moss tcld the major to wait a day or two with the cnmmltteo nnd he would learn fompthln * thnt ho evidently knew nothing ftlmut now The mnyor Insisted that Mr. Moss be made to call a witness to prove the Insinuation Mr. Hoffman backed tip the request "If we are here to pullj honest men's reputa tions. " snld the democratic member of the committee , "I want to go on record as saying tint It Is absolutely unf.ilr " There was applause and Mr. Mnzet or dered the scrgeant-nt-arms to clear the room If there wns another demonstration. Mr. Mnrct snld that the mnvor himself hnd accused Hamilton upon what he admitted was only rumor. Mr. Mnet inalntnlno'l that the mayor's strenuous denial wns nil that wns required Mr. lloffmnn again In sisted that the matter be nt once Investi gated. Mr. Mazet endfd the mnlter by snjlng that Mr Mesa lind distinctly disal lowed nny Insinuation and Mr. Moss Inter jected the remark that he thought he had done the mayor a service. The major said thnt If he knew of the existence of gambling houses he would order them closed nnd that If they were not closed ho would "come pretty near removing donicbodj' . " Hcferrlng again to ex-Chief of Police Mc Cullagh , the may said he believed him to be a "fakir. " Hcferrlng to nn article In the newspapers regarding Devory's appoint ment , Major VanWjck said the story was manufactured and that he had helped to correct It. ll < > | > Or < ITN I'll I II < ( Ml lllllcU. ' "That Is the way they make their living , " eald the mayor , rofenlng to newspaper men. "They have got to do BO or they cannot live In the newspaper business. " The mayor said he would make his living the same way If he could not do It In nny other vvny. "Hy telling fibs ? " nskod Mr. Moss. "I think so , " said the major. However , ho said thnt he was telling the truth while on the stand nnd reiterated the statement that n young man In a newspaper office could not he truthful and make a living The major said that ho thought Mr. Car roll was a man of high character nnd that ho knew him more Intimately than he did his own brother. The appointment of Mr. Hess as police commlissloner was gone Into mlnutelj , but revealed nothing startling. Mr. Abell was appointed a Commissioner , the mayor testified , because Mr. L uterbach had said that Mr Platt wanted the appointment filled In thut waj. "And > ou looked upon Mr. PIntt as n man authorized to speak ior the republican party In n bl-partlsan matter ? " nsked Mr. Moss. "Not in a bl-partlsan matter , " said the major. "I thought he was the boss of the republican party. Whatever he said they nil agreed to. When ho took snuff they sneered. " Mr. Van Wyck added that he had a very high regard for Mr. Platt. The maj or said he spent less than J300 or $400 In his election campaign. He stated that after his nomination he had given ab.out $3,500 to tbo democratic organiza tion. The money was not given to Mr. Croker. The mayor was then excused , Mr. MCBS saying that ho would not need him again this week. Police Commissioner Sexton -was called. Ho said he might have heard of perhaps half a do/en alleged gambling places In the city. Ho did not know their exact location. Ho had told Chief Devery that they ought to bo closed up. Mr. Moss quoted a statement from a. demo cratic dally paper -which said that there were in Greater NP.W Ynrk-'more than 300 pool rooms. Mr. Sextos'l < inot , know If It wns trtie. ' lie had 3pV 2 > ; jf to Chief Devery about It. ' .OVtOII Kl'ClH IllKllllol. Mr. Moss and Mr Sexton had an nngry controversj' , the latter refusing to answer questions which ho said were Insulting. Mr. Moss subjected the witness to a long nerlcs of questions regarding the removal of ex- Chief of Police McCullagh For some time Mr. Sexton declined to state leasons for bis voting ngalnst McCullagh. but finally said "Well , 1 wanted to make Devery chief. Devery was my frland , and I wanted to mike him chief ot police , and I retired McCullagh Police Commissioner York was examined on the same lines as Sexton. Kx-Chlef of Police John McCullagh , now state superintendent of elections for the metropolitan district , sild thut while chief ho i had hnd no political understanding with nnj- i one. McCullagh confirmed the testimony ot I the major and snid that nfter ho hnd told ! I the major that ho could not state the poll- ] ' tics of the higher officers In the department ho told the mnyoi that neither Platt nor ! Qulgg nor Commissioner Hamilton had nny- j 1 thing to do with the transfer of the police captain. DUMARAIS' FATE IS UNKNOWN > 1 'HN Mi riT Hearing Klaw of Trucio InleriM-iU' for SpnnlnrilN Fill In Iiilo SH\IIK < > Ilnnils. nALTIMOHO , May 10 T B Dumarnls of Phllndclphld , brother of Dnron A. I ) . Duma- rals , who was reported murdered by the rillplno Insurgents while bearing n flag of truce from the people of Mayla to the In surgents , has received the following tele gram from General Cnrhln : "Upon Inquliy of Genera ] Otis , In refer ence to your brother , the following reports ha been received. A committee of citizens sent Cltl/en Dumarais to the Insurgent au thorities to Intercede for the release of the Spanish prisoners. The last Information regarding him was that ho was with Luna's fon-es at Calumplt before the town was cap tured. It Is the belief of many cltUena here thnt Dumarnls was murdered. Others be lieve ho Is held ns a pilsoner. " STRIKERS FIRE ON MINERS One Striker nnil Ono of Hie Mine Ciilll'ilN Klllt-il More Trouble IN IVarril , ST. LOUIS. May 1C A special to the Post-Dispatch fiom Llttlo Hock , Ark , says Foity strikers attacked twenty-live colored mlnciH behind a stockade at mine No. 53 , near Huntlngton , today , firing volley after volley at them. Two men on guard at Hie stockade returned the flrp , killing ono of the strikers. John Wright , ono of the guards , wns killed , and the other , James Campbell , seriously wounded. A number of new guards have been ported about the mlno and more trouble Is feared. The colored miners had been Imported from Illinois several dajs ago to tnko the places of tinkers Several warnings had been sent to them to leave town or suffer the consequences. Today's attack , which occurred before daylight , was the result of their refusal to leave. > < MV Trni'lloii ( CHICAGO , May Ifi The Chicago Union Traction company will bo the name of the corporation to l > e formed by the syndicate which has purchased ( ho block holdings of Charles T Yerkes The corporation will bo organised under the laws of the state of Illinois and It will hnve n capital of $32,000.- 000. of which $12000000 will bo preferred and $20,000000 common No bonds will be Issued The papers of Incorporation will be sent to Springfield within u fiw dajs. New Wnler WiirKH I COLUMBUS. O May 1C The supreme court todaj sustained the validity of the contract for tin $0 000 000 wnter woiKs nt Cincinnati and nil ubstruitluns to the un provement are nw removed The suit to tc-bt the valldltj of the contract win brought by William Apt , a taxpajer. DAVE 1IERCER COMES HOME Hustling Congressman of the Second District Returns to Omaha. TALKS OF WORK OF THE LAST SESSION eliranliii Pot-dinaH- SceurliiK So .Mail ) VpiirotirlatloiiN for Pnlillo II n 11 ill n ft K | ) M O > Mny Ai-t VUlt the ( intc ( Ml ) . Congressman David II. Mercer returned Tuesday afternoon from Washington , having been detained there several weeks after the adjournment of the house by business of a political nnttire necessitating his attention The man ) months' Inbor In the nation's halls of legislation evident ! } agreed with him , for ho onjojs the best of health nnd Is as ge nial nnd cordial ns over Mr. Mercer spent the evening ehnttlng with old friends. Ho told of Nebraska's good fortune In the mat ter of congressional appropriations and commented - mented upon many subjects of lively general Interest. "Several plums fell In Nebraska's lap when the appropriation plum tree was shaken , " Mr. Mercer remarked. " 1 think wo leculved our share of the distribution. Otnnhn was given half a million with which to complete the new postolllce nnd Hlalr got J43.000 for the erection of a public building. Hastings and Norfolk vvcro given $10,000 each for the purchnse of sites. HUM ; SOHNlon. "This last session of the house wns a busy one , more appropriations ha\lng been made than nt nny previous time at a single hitting. Sevcntj public buildings In differ ent parts of the United States were author- Ired , nnd In this distribution thlrtj-llvo states were represented , sonic of them for the llrst time In the history of legislation. Thirty-four cities were given money for public buildings , the total appropriation be- lliK $11.000.000. "Tho neighboring states wore well taken care of , Iowa hnvlng received four appro priations , Kansas two , Colorado one and Eolith Dakota one. "On the committee on public buildings nnd grounds mniij of the members wcio from the east and south. As I was chairman they gave mo almost exclusive charge of the j appropriations , nn opportunltj to look out | ! for Individual Interests. "Among the buildings authorl/i-d wan n custom house for New York to cost $ T,000,000 , nlso one for llaltlmore to cost jl.GOO.OOO In place of the structure that has been occupied by the customs officers since 1S1B. Indianapolis received $1,500.000 and Cleveland , O. , which has received nothing : since 1S5C , was given $2,500,000. There were four capital cltlis without buildings j and these were provided for Thai ' imiiiNli Cililiion. "Ttie Spanish cannon which will be placed In one of the city parks will soon bo sent , as arrangements arc being made to hnvo It shipped without the usual neces sary led tape The cannon Is of bronze nnd It has stood on Morro castle at Havana for 100 years. It Is a valuable relic for Ins- ten leal reasons and It will make n hand some trophy nnd armament. The cannon will bo mounted on masonry Instead of a rotary carriage. There were only fifteen or twenty of these Implements of war ana there were 500 applications for them. Omaha was fortunate in being In tlmo to secure one. "Admiral Schley Intended to visit Omaha and would have come before this had It not been for Mrs. Schlcv's accident Mrs Schley Injured her foot , necessitating I changn In many of their plans. The Schleys nro wmm friends of General and Mrs Man- dcrson nnd when they come they will likely stay at the homo of the general nnd his wife "Tho prospect of receiving nlslt from Dewpy some time before the close of the exposition Is good Admiral Dewey plans to return by the Suez canal. He will start In about two week.s and It will tnko about four months to reach New York The nel- mlial Is n quiet man , he does not dcnlih ostentation or display. Perhaps this has something to do with his returning by the slower canal loute , but Ilien he needs n rest and the climate he will pass thiough will bo beneficial and It may ho for health consid erations thnt ho wishes to travel slowly. lle e > mill ( In * Imposition. "I will suggest to the management of the Greater Amerlei Exposition that a visit from Admiral Dewey can probably be se cured If he Is written to nt once. A request should bo sent to the secretary of the navy also Chicago people nro making elaborate picpnratlons to secure a vlalt by the admiral the day the cornoistone of the new post olllce Is laid , October 9 , and ho may prolnbly bo Induced to come a llttlo father weiit. It might bo n good plan for the exposition management to bo the early bird. Hill-ill 'Mull lell\er > . "lleforo leaving Washington I seemed an order from the assistant postmaster general for the establishment of two rural ilellvci.y loutes In Douglas county. 1 tried to have routes of this kind tried In Snrpy nnd Wash ington countlcH also , but the government surveyors who located the routes reported last fall that the plan had better bo tried llrst In this county , becnuso of the goo 1 roadii nnd few bridges. The centers of distri bution for thrso ionics will bo Klk City and Henson. From each town 200 miles of terri tory will bo covered. "Tlilfl system has been tried In other slates with great success. There la no reason why farmers should not have as good mall de livery service as business men. I have been working for the proposition foi nioro than a > ear , but there have been no available funds before When the appropriation Is In creased the 6)stem will bo extended to neighboring countlis , Nil i\tra St'NMlon. "Thero Is no prcepect of an extra session of congress 'because ' the president Is opposed to such a move. With respect to the speakcr hlp everything Is In the dark. No ono hns definite Information from Mr. Heed thnt ho Intends to withdraw from the race for the speakc-itihlp or from membership in the house The only hint on the subject from an official source Is one dropped by Mr. Heed's private secretary , Mr. Allen , and that hint Is link-Unite. If Mr. Heed desires to be speaker ho will bo elected by common consent , ns all republicans realize that Thomas llrackc-tt Heed In the greateit speaker In the hla'ory of congress. "I know that Mr. Heed has been desirous for a long tlmo of being In n petition to make moro money. I would not ho surprised If he decided to engage In the practice of Jaw as rumor has It If he has made Mich a de cision the com ( ft for his vacant chair will bo the meet complicated and the most In teresting ono thnt has taken place for a good many years , for neither the past nor the nest Is united upon u man for his succes sor. " Iliutiliiet lo Mliini'NotH l.i-K ST. PM'L , May V , The commercial bodies of this city tonight tendered n ban quet to I nltod Males Senator Ciibhman K Davis mid Ct ngicHeman I" f Stevens boih of whom are u-eideuts of this ntj Promi nent citizens of Si I'aul and a number of politicians from other parts of the ttatc vveie in attendance , CONDITION OF THE WEATHER Fore-ist for Nebraska fair : Warmer. Northerly Vv Ind' Temperature at Oinnlin > eter lin I WATSON LEAVES FOR HIS POST Hear \ilinlral Taken IMiNMiiue on ( lie 1'ektiiK to Coiiiiiianit I'let-l at Manila. SAN rilANClSCO , Mny 1C Hear Ad miral J. C Wntson , who will succeed Ad miral Dewey In command of the Asiatic squadron , snlled for Manila vln Hong Kong on the City of Peking today. Tlip rear ad miral cnme from Marp Island on the nnvy j-nrd UIR Vnndllln tills morning nnd wan landed nt the Pacific Mnll dock. Ho went on boird the Peking at once. About nn hour bnforo thp stenmcr sailed u small crowd assembled on the dock tn bid farewell to Watson. The gallant little ad miral inn down the gang plank ns gully ns N lieutenant of 25 to bid fnrewell to his friends He shook hands warmly with sev eral men , but on the fair checks of a dozcrt pretty gills he Impressed kisses that would dave made Hobson tremble for his laurels could he hnve been present. The Peking got iivvny nt 3 o'clock nnd the ndmlrnl wns last seen standing on the steamer's brldgo waving fnrewell to his friends Admiral Wntson was accompanied by his stuff , nnd live mechanics from Marc Inland , bound for Manila , were also pussctt- gens on the Peking. RELEASES THE CIVILIANS ( tciiprnl l.uiui SetiilK Them TliroiiKli thu l.lneM lim loa AilMiaeeH la ii Italu .Storm. MANILA. Mny 10 0 25 p. m Messrs. Cnrrlck and Holmes , the American and Canndlan civilians cnptuied nt the Cnlumplt rice mill , have been released bj the rphel general Lunn , who saw them through his lines with several Englishmen who received forty-eight hours' notice to leave rebel lei- rltory. The United States cruiser Charleston has nrrivcd hero from Hong Kong. It touched at Apnrrl. communicating with the United States gunboat Concord , stationed at the mouth of the hnrbor. Some nntlvo nrcheis shot arrows nt a man-of-wai's boat which was sent ashore for sand nnd no further nt- tempt to land was made. The Charleston nlso spoke the United Stntos gunboat Wheeling at Llngaynn. All was quiet there. General Law ton's advanced force has lett San Miguel and Is moving In the dlrpctlon of San Isldro. A rain storm Impeded the progress of the troors nnd severed the line of communication when the force was within seven miles of its destination. WITHDRAWS SPANISH TROOPS American * "Will Occupy Join untl 7ainboaiiKii Will lie Temporarily arily Abandoned. MADRID , May 1C. General Rlos , In com mand of the Spanish troops remaining In the Philippine Islands , hns cabled to the war olllco here announcing that ho has entered Into an ngieement with Mnjor General Otis , the American commander , for an Immediate Spanish evacuation of Zumboanga and Jolo. Consequently , the dispatch adds , the steamer Leon XIII has started with American troops who will occupy Jolo and render honors to the Spanish flag on the departure of the Spanish troops The Leon XIII. will proceed from Jolo to Zamboanga , where the vessel will be met by General Rlos with the steamers Porto Rico and Uranus. The Spanish general will superintend the evacuation. The dispatch further sajs the Americans will not occupy Eamboanija. AGUINALDO'S WISE STRATEGY Ills lletreal to Mountain I'nut neNMex bald to lie Part of HIM MIlKarj I'liin. LONDON , Mny 1C. The Filipino Junta has Informed the Associated Press that on receipt of tno news sayinc nil foreigners had been ordered from the Filipino lines a cable message of Inquiry was sent to ARUi- nalilo , who replied that the announcement wns duo to the statements of .Mr. Illgglns , the manager of the railroad , on his return to Manila , after several months residence In the Filipino lines Tho. Filipinos , It Is added , rldiculo tl-o statement thnt Agulnnldo Is u fugitive and declare his retirement to the Caivallos mouutnlns Is part of his strategic plans , ns the mountains are almost Inaccessible nnd Inhabited by savages who use poisoned ar rows , nnd that It Is absolutely Imposslblu for the Americans to follow him theie. KiniNton lloex Not Wan I Olllee , KANSAS CITY. May 10. A Hpielnl to the Star from San Francisco says. Captain F. n. Huchan of the Twentieth Kaiiha.s , who ar il ved from Manila yesterdaj. bald regarding the futuio of Gcncial Funston of that regi ment. "General Funston hns no political ambi tions nnd does not eire to mingle In polities In any shape or form. I know this to bo n fact. When I last saw him , Juat before leav ing Mnlolos , April 18 , his plans were to go to Cuba ns soon ns the Filipino rebellion was over and engage In cattle' ranching In one of the Intel lor provinces Ho said that he had all the adventures be wanted. " MoiinlitlilH Oiler No Itefime. CHICAGO , Mny 1C Captain John C. Dent of the Twentieth United States Infantry , which Is a part of Wheaton's brigade of Mar-Arthur's division now operating In thu Philippines , nrrlvo.l In Chicago today. Ho loft Manila April 1 on sick leave. Captain Dent said today "I don't think the war In the Philippines will last long. The Imprwlon suems lo be hcio that th y may icturn to the mountalnH and maintain sonio sort of a war for n Ions time to come Hut the truth is the mountain i eaplo nro our friends nnd oven offeied to raise regiments to help put down Agulnnldo. " l.iiiiilieriiiaii l'iiM for UN Tlirenlx , HAMMOND. Ld , May 1C H I ) Fitzger ald , a lumberman , was shot anil Instantly killed by his brother-in-law 1M Slrublum. Flt/gcrnrd was in his cups and threatened to murder bin wife , a bister of Strahlcm , when the latter picked up his gun and did thu Hhnntlng. The principals have lived In Hammond mend for some jearti Strahlem Is from Callfoinla and Fitzgerald from Michigan Vloeinenl" of Ocean V exudx , MilIII , At Now Yoik Anlved We-bteinrand , from Anlweip. Cevlc , from Liverpool. At Liverpool Arrived Hylvanla , from llObtOll At Boulogne Airlved Rotterdam , from New York for Rotterdam At Sidney AirivedMailposa , fiom San FranilHco At Auckland Sailed Alamtda , for San Krancltco. Pmn > rTO 1MOPTTP'P1 > 1\ COMhZ IS DISCUSED ! Cuban Lender la Sick nnd Tired of tbo Wrangling of tbo Generals. WILL ISSUE MANIFESTO IN A FEW DAYS Says tbat Throe Million Dollars Has Only Proven a Ourso to Him. WISHES HE HAD NEVER SEEN THE MONEY Agitators Hold n Meeting and Say Ilarsb Things About Americana. ARMY URGED NOT TO SURRENDER ARMS I'cellim ; Anmiifvi the Cilliaii Soldier * mill 'Ilielr Mipiiorler In I nl > ami There Appearx to Ho Dan- Her of Trouble. ( Copv right , m > . by Press Publishing Co. ) HAVANA. May 10. ( Now York World C.i- blegiam Special Telegram. ) For the first time slnco the trouble over the distribution of the $ : t,00i ,000 to the Cuban army , or at least slnco the ngltntois hnvo tiled to down Genernl Gome ? , ho has spoken for publica tion. This time it was through Miss France * Di ako , who culled on him nt the Qulntn dc Los MollnoH. his Thiough ntde-de-cnmp , Colonel Cespedes , who acted ns Intel preter , Genernl Gomez said " 1 have decided to Issue a manifesto to the people In three or four dnjs. 1 hnva had several talks with General Hiookc. I menu right , he means right. 1 hnvo u Bleat mnnv onemlcs , 1 know , but 1 will stand for the right of my people. "And now about that money Ijlng In the harbor on the government boat Huinside. which Is costing the I'nltcd States much monej to hold here. To bo frank , 1 will tell jou what that JU.OOO.OOO hatt done. First of all , It has been n c-nise to me. Three la supposed to bo a luckj number , because It stands for the Tilnlty , Father , Son ami Ilolj Ghost. To me It Is like u dcathkncll. It Is llku the three nails on the crobs of our Savior. i\er : > one of the c millions means a null for me. It Is the three nails that will crucify me. 1 wish I had nevei seen or heard ot the money. It Is very bad " At Cerro a meo'lng of the agitators wns held lo discuss telegtnms and letters from fi lends In Santiago. Thcso messages bade all "patriots" In Havana nnd the west end of the Island to stand fast nnd not BUI render their arms to the Americans. Genernl La- cret presided at the meeting , and unions those In attendance were Sangiillly , Audi ado Vldal and Juan Gomez. ( ionier'n MnnlfeHlo. HVVANA , May It ! . The manifesto will ell General Mnxlino Gomez Is preparing to Ipsuc will not onlj review his own position in tc the payment ot the Cuban nrmy , but proba bly will direct the forces to disband. Fol lowing UK publication. Governor General Hrookp. will lasuo a niortllU-il rrder id'ml- natlng the nocttsltj for the participation of nny Cuban commissioner In thu distribu tion of the $ ' 5,000,000. The governor general legards Gomeas having acted Blneerely tluoughoul and believes that his withdrawal from the question of dlhtrihtitlon to an atti tude of "filendly Inactivity" has been foieed upon him by the desertion of thoba generals upon whom ho had iclled. Membois of the late Cuban military ns- heinbly and other discontented persona be longing to the now revolutionary club. Btjlpd the Veterans' association , mot nt Ceirolaut night nnd indulged in u prolonged debate on the quecitlon of the Cuban tioops surrender ing their nrms. One group was In fnvor ot entrusting the arm * ' to the brigade chiefs of Cuban municipalities Another group was opposed altogether to sui rendering the aims , saying It might bo necessary to "IISP thorn against American pretensions. " The meetIng - Ing , vns pi raided over by General lo > Lierot nnd was attended by Sangullly , Andiali- , Vldal and Juan Gomez Telegrams from all the provinces WPIO read opposing giving up the arms The soallod weakness of Gen- ornl Maximo Gomez was contrasted wltli Agulnaldo'B "pitrlotlc courage " No dec Inlon wns icaohed. During the meeting Colonel Mljores proposed to send the follow In ; telegram to Santiago : "General discontent. \\o refuse to mitrender nrms Opinion unanimous " MexNiiixe IN Moilllleil. General Amlmdo declined to agree In th suggestion , saying It would not bo advisable to make such n dloplaj' of feeling. Instead of the dispatch proposed by Miyoip the fol lowing vvao pent. "Reunited Decided to agree to muster out on the basis cf the de cree of former assembly Announced that Hrooko will modify his decreo. Await to see If satisfactory. Conic-it with you In Dual pr < > 'pedln H " The voting on this dispatch was .V ) In favor against 11(1 ( opposed. Such meeting as the ono junt hold at Cerro would be icgarded In n less Inllam- matory community as ominous , and outside olnorvgrH might think Cuba l on the veriu ; of insurrection Public feeling In Havana la excited 'hut ' thoio whoso certainly , Judg ment Is worth mcHt consider the agitation to be Hupeiflclal and to rnnslst merely ol pliniHlngH which will never lend to nn overt act. Governor General Hrooko will go nhend ,11 InolfciiMvely as poMMblo In the dlstilbutlon of the J3noo,000 appropriated for tlio Cubin trajps. This cannot begin , however , mull next wec-k If the Cubans wish to suirendct thtlr arms to DIP municipalities all will be well. The American authoiltleo will inlsa no objection AmcikaiiH Holding In Havana , especially tlic.se who have been here ttlncu the begin ning of tlio military occupation , look upon the picsunt anti-American nuthuitu at similar to the Garcia funeral Incident and the excitement which followed the proposi tion rf demoiiHtratlcjiu on January 1 It Is really n veiy simple matter. Just now non- oral Hrooko lo eonsl lerlng the publication of an order designed to check untriithf.il and violent crltlcUm rf the military K mui- me.nl. Should the order be Iwtued it would mprr ly call attention , by reproducing Un in , to the existing libel lawn under the i-puninh rode , which provide abundant nuthnU of discouraging Immoderate uttoramos Trm prupilety of censoring oxplonlve newbpapeis , suppressing meetings and forcibly ( Unarm ing the Cubaim has lucn considered , hut such policy has been laid nsldo dnflnltdy a * being unwise ami Impolitic There Is no picrti iit purpose lo tiflo any repressivemca' < urofl Uverybodj will be allowed to exprcua hU feellnss In writing and talking I'oxlllon of ( 'ultimo. A former member of the military assembly t > ald toilaj "Tho Cubans have no desire for anj thing but u peaceful adjustment Imme diately. They blame Gome * for being too uncommunicative * and for hlu nnwIllliiKnpci to abnegate at-lllah motives tninUicntly to allow anjonc clue a liberal share In the honor of urianglng Cuba'B future" Major Duike-r re-perns a case of yol'oiv fever , but It te the oulj existing cast , uuJ r