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r HE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE.PAGES ESTABLISnUD JUNE 19 , 1871. OMAHA , SUNDAY MORNING , JUNE 4 , 1899 TWENTYFOURPAGES. . SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. KAISER'S ' FACE BEAMS William Takes Especial Pains to Show Good Will to Americans , OFFERS CURE FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASES ' 'Soap , Still Mora Soap , " Recommended to the Tuberculosis Congress , ROYALTY VIEWS LAUNCHING OF WAR SHIP Hew Ironclad is One of Most Powerful in the German Navy. ARBITRATION SCHEME FINDS LITTLE FAVOR I'roniiNiil Cotmldered Out of the Atten tion for ( ierinany Ilecaimc of Silli- noNcd Interference ivltli Mil lion' * Internal Affair * . ( Copyright , 1609 , by Associated Press. ) BERLIN , Juno 3. Throughout the week the emperor has shown extraordinary ac tivity. On Sunday he received the Ger man and foreign delegates to the tubercu losis congress and conversed With them several hours , showing an intimate knowl edge ot the proceedings and demonstrating that ho has an accurate Idea of the whole eubjcct. To u Germuu delegate he said tersely : "Moro soap ; still moro soap ; that Is wluit Is needed to check the advance of Infectious diseases. " tills majesty was most pleasant to the ( Americans and inquired with special Inter est us to the meaning1 ot the American college - logo robes which Dr. von Schwcnltz donned for the occasion. The parades on Tuesday on the Templohof and Wednesday nt Potsdam wore more brilliant than usual , on account of the presence of many dis tinguished guests , Including Archduke Fran cis Ferdinand , heir to the Austrian throne ; Duke Nicholas of Wurtembcrg , Prince John Oeorgo of Saxony and a score of others. There were more Americans present than bn any former occasion. Besides the pcr- eonncl of the United States embassy and ( consulate general , Major Sherman nnd his niece , Mrs. Wlebcrg , Dr. Vaughn , Dr. tNuttnll , Dr. Schwclnltz and Dr. Donohuo of the tuberculosis congress ; Wlllard Mer rill ot Milwaukee , George Starr , George Plies and Naval Attache Beohler were nmong the guests at the "parade dinner" In the evening nt the royal castle. Lieu tenant Commander Beehler was also present cxt the launching of the war ship Kaiser \Vllholm tier Grosse , at Kiel on Thursday. On both occasions the emperor went out of his way to show him attention. Ilrlllliuit Scene At I.ntmcliliiR. The launching was a scene ot great splcn- Bor. Besides the older imperial company nnd thu grand duke and duchess of Bnden n number of the highest generals and ndmlrala were present. The new Ironclad Is 12,000 tons. It is 115 .metres long , has twenty metres beanij Jins 13,000 horsepower and will have n spdcd ot eighteen knots. It will ho nrmod with forty-six guns of various calibre nnd eight machine guns , and will have six torpeJo tubes. The armor extends the entire length nnd the ship is built of steel throughout. The emperor < ls especially delighted at the fact that the whole material is Bremen made. The vessel will bo ono of the moat powerful In the German navy. It l eald that a marriage has been ar ranged .between Archduke Francis Ferdinand nnd Princess' Mathilda , daughter of Prince Ludwlg of Bavaria. The archduke , ns heir to the Hnp-ihurg throne , had the warmest re ception from the German emperor during his stay In .Berlin this week. A guest at the Kiel festivals tolls the correspondent - respondent hero that one of the Incidents of the week wao the visit ot the emperor to the now gunboat Jaguar , which is leaving tomorrow for the purpose of Joining the Gorman Hoot In Chinese waters. Assembling the crow his majesty addressed them , saying til hoped they would try to rival the glorious fcrow of the Iltls In fidelity to country and * Sinporor , adding , "And don't let the Chinese put there spit In your facto " The crew re- Bfxmdcd with tremendous cheering. Too .11 n eh Arbitration lliiwcleonic. The Hague conference has largely occupied public attention this ucck. AH papers have fieely commented on Its dulngs. The news that It had really taken up the subject of International arbitration came as a great burpriso to many. The leading papers at first refused to believe It. The Kreuz Zcltung , often the reflector of the views of the army and upper circles , ac- Hmowlcdged that Sir Julian Paunccfoto and ( Andrew D. White have planned a clever game on M. do Stnal and thm declared that the Idea of arbitration of such a swiping nature as Great Britain proposed was un tenable und out of the question so far as Germany was concerned , as It would open Itho door to constant foreign Interference in the Internal affairs of nations. The paper also doubts the correctness ot the version making M , do Stnal accept the British proposition , as it considers it would 1)0 going too far beyond the czar's Instruc tion. It also reminds Hlissta of its Polish and Finland and Great Britain of Its Irish questions and expresses the bcHof that neither power Is willing to accept In prin ciple such a course as Sir Julian Pauncefoto lias outlined. Tills article has attracted much attention , as It is believed It reflects the opinions of the government. The correspondent of the Associated Press learns from an excellent source that the In terview this week between Dr. Loyds of tbo fTransvanl and Dr. von Buclow , tbo minister of foreign affairs , was not of a very cordial nature. The foreign minister emphatically told the Transvaal republic that the wisest nnd best course for the Boer government waa to make peace with Great Britain und , nbovo all , to speedily grant reforms. This did not leave a doubt In Dr , Loyd's mind that Germany also wishes to eo the re forms introduced , Talic All , aim NothliiR. There have been several conferences this week between Secretary Jackson , of the United States embassy and Under Secretary nighthoven ot the foreign office anent the frtoposed commercial treaty. , m Thu matter Is making little progress , ns > ( Cermany etlll Insists on claiming , under the tnost favored nation clause , all advantages resulting from last year's French treaty , without granting any equivalents. The United States government , however , is not prepared to admit the claim. Edwin Pfugh , a former officer of engi neers , recently manager ot a blsr Belgian i > i urma manufacturing firm , was arrested W Monday at Eupen , near the Belgo-Priisslan frontier , and taken to Lelpslo to be tried for high treason , Ho Is charged with be traying German military secrets and with obtaining by bribery models of the new army rltlca and now ordnance. The l5cutuch Tagge Zeltung , the leading Agrarian organ , advocates consumption ot German horse meat , calling the prejudice against horse meat ns food unreasonable. The Russian minister at Munich , Von Ifiwolstcln , has mibmltted a memorial to the Bavarian government showing how Russian petroleum could moro actively compete with American oil In Germany by being shipped on the Danube to Bavaria , Copies ot the memorial have ' ocen freely circulated throughout Germany. I'tirchanc of Caroline * . A high official tells the correspondent that the acquisition ot the Carolines Is n valuable rounding out of the German colonial pos sessions at tlio same time injuring no other power , but rather the contrary. " Ho added : "The negotiations began M soon as It be came known that the United States would obtain the Philippines. The * United States nnd Great Britain did not raise any objec tions , " Officials of the United States embassy tell the correspondent of the Associated Press that the United States government has been kept Informed of every stop taken by Germany - many since the autumn nnd that German own'ortlilp of the Islnnd In this way Inter- fcrcn with American plans and policy In that quarter. It Is reported In diplomatic circles that Germany pays 10,000,000 pesetas for the Islands , A curious accident compels the United States ambassador to give up his residence on Lenne-Strasse , ono of the finest nnd most fashionable quarters In Berlin. The house hns been purchased by the government of Bnden as a residence for its legation. Mr. White leaves It In December , the lease only requiring six months' notice. Ho Is greatly annoyed at having to move. LONDON THEATRICAL GOSSIP \c\VN of Intercut HelatliiK to 1'lnyn nnd IMnycrn the Other Side of the Ocean. ( Copyright. 1S9D , by Press Publishing Co. ) LONDON , Juno 3. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Although the London season Is now at Its height , In theatrical circles the battle is regarded as practically over , and all talk of activity Is centered on plans for autumn. Nat Goodwin nnd Maxlno Klllott will open Monday nt the Duke of York's theater with Clyde Fitch's "Cowboy nnd Lady , " and Thursday Sarah Bernhardt comes to tbo Adelphl for a short engagement , beginning with "Tosca. " At the other prominent theaters there will probably bo no changes till the end of the season. The most Interesting item of the week is the determination of Mrs. Langtry to return to the stage next season. No public an nouncement has yet been made-but the mat. tor Is none the less definitely settled. Sidney Grundy Is under contract to provide a play for her. Another play , already finished by Robert Buchanan , has also been purchased by Mrs. Langtry as a second string. She makes her re-entrance at the West End London theater , the option on which already has been secured. Mrs. Potter , meanwhile , is once more adrift on the London tide. The report that she had signed for a two years' contract with Becrbohin Tree is quite erroneous. Her contract was limited to a run ot the disas trous "Carnae Sahib,1' and now it is an nounced she will join forces onto more with Kyrle Bellow and start out at the head of a company in the autumn , probably a new company la .the field , - - * > - / Actor-Manager Robert Tabor's serious Ill ness kept him from the public eye nearly the whole of the season. Laurence Irving him written a play for him which is said to inspire great hopes , and Tabor has se cured ) sufficient backing to put himself It the head of the company to take a London theater , Ho has Just gone to America for a short trip. Rumors are abroad that a reconciliation Is to take place between him nnd his wife , Julia Marlowe , with the result that she will return to London as a mem ber of his now company. Considerable astonishment has been caused by the news that Augustin Daly had purchased the right to "Carnae Sahib , " with all the costumes and scenery. Us failure in London was most dismal and overwhelm ing , and Charles Frohman , who owned the American rights , paid ) the forfeit unhesi tatingly. Tree himself Is authority for the titatomcnt that Daly has purchased It , and Charles Rich man 'Will ' play the leading role. It Is becoming more evident every day that the supply of new plays by accredited authors is quite Insufficient for the over- Increasing demand. Tree so far hns been unable to secure a satisfactory attraction for his opening next season. Julia Nellson and Fred Terry are in the same situation. Richard Mansfield's agents Tiavo been scour ing London nnd ) Paris in a vain attempt to find something acceptable. Many other managers nnd agents are bewailing a simi lar plight. Daniel Frohman has secured for the Lyceum company "Wheels Within Wheels. " Carton's new comedy at the Court theater is a new three-act play by Alfred C. Calmour , author of "Dead Heart. " Charles Frohman will Inaugurate- the man agement of the Crlteron theater next season with the French farce "Ma Bru , " whose unpleasant theme was recently described. Metal Used In the Shamrock. ( Copyright , 1SOO , by Press Publishing Co. ) LONDON , Juno 3. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) The first and only sample ot metal of which the Shamrock Is .built . allowed to bo lemoved from the ship yard was in my hands this week. It was unpolished , but of the color ot aluminium , Intensely hard , and so light it seemed almost floatable Itself.- Its tough- neps Is moat remarkable and the Wade era a steel knife only scratched its surface. It IB claimed to be a new alloy and not man ganese bronze , as stated. The difficulty of working It Is enormous , but Its qualities are undoubtedly excellent. Sloan Much Cut Up. ( Copyright. 1899. by Press Publishing Co. ) LONDON , Juno 3. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Sloan sccma really cut up about the fatal accident to Holo- causte and Insists , contrary to the opinion of all other competent Judges who saw the ince , that ho had a fair chance of winning. Holocausto's carcass was handed over tea a horse flesh denier , who made 115 by Bell ing the meat to the zoo and the bones to a manure merchant. Ho Is in a treaty for the sale of the hldo for stuffing purposes tea a friend of the owners. M. de Bremond's lofB Is heavy. He refused $25,000 for Holo- causte and would not have taken 150,000. I'or TonrlHtN In Italy. ( Copyright , 1SW , by Press Publishing Co. ) LONDON , June 3. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Visitors to Italy will be glad to learn that nn Anglo- American nursing home baa been founded In Rome At which tourists in Illness can get trained nursing. The lack ot this facility has always added freeh horror to illness for strangers In Italy , where nurelng Ideas are In a very primitive state. Germany 1'Ieaned nt KM SneceuM , BERLIN , June 3. The announcement of the cession of the Caroline and other Islands to Germany met with a most favorable re ception here. Tlie > papers which commented upon It laid etress on the success of Ger many's policy , which , It Is pointed out , ac complished now what Prince Bismarck was unable to do In 1SS5. Thu arrangement , \iowever , requires the sanction ot the Reich stag , which will fix the price. DREIFUS If BE FREE 8 Prisoner on DeTil'rVSBWill ' HavoOhanco to USm TOWBEW. . . M M * A A AM MA i rOTQ3QnaUJuOCouCOi COURT OF CASSATION GRANTS NEW TRIAL Alfred Dreyfus Soon to Reanmo His Bank oa Captain Droyfua , WILL RETURN TO FRANCE IN SHORT TIME To Be Rehabilitated in Ohamps Do Mars , Whora He Was Disgraced. BORDEREAU IS TRACED TO E6TERHAZY Manuscript at Sniue flare Tcxtnre In Found in Ills Homo Hearing Identical HniidwrltliiK with that on Notorious Document. ( Copyright , 1S99. by Press Publishing Co. ) PARIS , Juno 3. ( New York World Cable gram Special Telegram. ) Dreyfus' son- tcnco of life Imprisonment for treason was quashed by the court of casatlon today. The assembled judges of all the branches of this supreme tribunal of Franco then ordered that Dreyfus bo given a new trial before a military court to sit at nennes. The court ot cassation was In session from noon until 3:30 : p. m. , delivering judgment In this case. The decision places Dreyfus In the position of a "prevenu" an accused man who , whllo awaiting trial , Is presumed to bo Innocent. The colonial minister has Instructed M. Dcnlol , Its chief official at the penal settle ment at Cayenne , to restore to the prisoner his military belongings and his cross of the Legion of Honor. Alfred Dreyfus will then resume hla rank as Captain Dreyfus. He Is to bo placed In charge of a lieutenant of the gcndarmerlo and addressed' "Mon Capltalno. " He will return to Franco Immediately , It is ex pected , on the steam packet Jalffray , now at Cayenne , and landed at Rochefort , on the west coast , and given Into the hands of the military authorities there for convey ance to Rennw , which Is In that region. By agreement between the defense and the government prosecutor , probably the court-martial will deal only with the borde reau. So the proceedings will be brief and formal. Then will como an order for his rehabilitation on the parade ground of the military school on the Champs de Mars , where ho was drummed o t of the army January 5 , 18D5 , after his sword was broken and ho was stripped of the insignia of his rank. StiirtlltiK Development * Expected. If Du Paty do Clam dies In the Chorche Midi prison , where five years ago he &ant Dreyfus , dramatic Justice would bo done , but this ecoundrcl has not abandoned hope. The report of his attempted suicide was baseless. Unlike. Lieutenant Colonel Henry , he was not taken 'by ' surprise. Ho knew for weeks mnaionlittriGln'uvbf hfm Hc "wrote' bomV bastlo letters to his superiors and the minister of war , demanding permission to "prosecute my slanderers. " These mock heroic appeals remained unanswered. It was a hint to him to remove himself nome way or other , hut Du Paty do Clam has no Idea of self-Immolation. Since his incar ceration he has written further letters to War Minster Krautz and to his wife declar ing that ho remains absolutely calm and re solved. The arrest of Generals Bolscdeffre and Oonso Is expected from hour to hour. Paris is prepared for the arrest also of General Mercler , who was minister of war when Dreyfus was condemned , and General Lo Pelllcux. who was active in the prose u- tlon of Dreyfus. General Mercler has said to the Libre Parole : "If I am arrested , then arrest M. Dupuy also , for ho approved everything I did at the time of Dreyfus' arrest. The fact Is my enemies want to drlvo mo to flight or sui cide , but I shall do neither. " Interest has now shifted from Dreyfus to Morcler and his confederates. Premier Dupuy is said to be satisfied that Major Marchnnd , Paris' hero of the mo ment , will not allow himself to be made a lot of by the implicated generals. Every thing Marchand has said and clone since his return has been above board. Ho has not associated with the Dreyfus plotters and his speeches are merely emotional with out any sinister object , though the anti- Dreyfus newspapers arc trying desperately to read in 'them menaces to the govern ment. Scnuntlniinl Itnmom. On the boulevards tonight all manner of startling rumors fill the air. Olio Is that Premier Dupuy has resigned ; another is that Mlnlstfr of War Krautz has decided that no further steps shall be taken , but that thu subject shall bo allowed to lapse Into oblivion. This Is recognized as Impossible. Midnight The people of Paris have been talking tonight with extraordinary volu bility and freedom'in their cafes as If a great weight had been lifted off the national conscience. When the court's decision was announced there was no popular applause , but the cry "Revision , revision , " was passed along as a piece of good news , swelling like the wind as it went. One voice shouted "Vive Pic- quart. " The police , though plainly sym pathetic , tried to arrrst the shouter , but the crowd prevented. The grounds of the court's decision are the discovery of new facts tending to es tablish Innocence , namely : The communi cating secretly to the court-martini of the pleco of note reading : "Ge Canaille de D , " and the discovery at a store kept by a man named Marlon of writing paper like that used by another officer Esterhazy was meant , though ho was not named. The following la the question which , ac cording to the court's decision , will be sub mitted to the court-martial at nennes on July 7 or 14 : "la Dreyfus guilty of having. In 1894 , practiced machinations and entertained understandings with a foreign power or its agents to cause It to commit hostilities or begin war against Prance , and of having procured for it means to do this by supply ing It "with notes and documents referred to In the document called the bordereau ? " ANoclated Prenii Story , PARIS , June 3. The court of cassation today rendered a verdict in favor of a re vision of the Dreyfus case and ordering a new court-martial , to alt at Rennes , sixty miles from Nantes , for the trial of the prisoner. Previous to the announcement of the ver dict crowds of people assembled at the Palace of Justice and In Us neighborhood , awaiting the decision. Perfect calm prevailed. The decision , which was pronounced at 3:40 : p , m. , says the prisoner is to be retried on the following questions : "Is Dreyfus guilty of having , in 1S94 , practiced machinations or of having had communication with a foreign power or Us agents , with the view of facili tating nets of hostilities In the case of a war with Franco ? " The audience received the decision with cries of "Vivo la Justice , " "Vive la loo. " When the doors of the court of cassation were opened nn Immense crowd of people attempted to rush through the entrance and for a tlmo there was great confusion and tip- roar. The sw slon opened at 3 o'clock , when the president ot > the court , M. Mazeau , after reminding the audience that nil demonstra tions were interdicted , gave judgment in the following tenor : Text of Declnton. The court , after hearing the reports of the premier , president of the civil chamber , the public prosecutor's findings and the ap plication of Maltrc Mornard ( counsel for Madame Dreyfus ) under the nc\v article ccccxllll , paragraph 4 , Code of Criminal Procedure , to the effect that n. revision of judgment can bo demanded when now facts are produced or unknown documents show ing the Innocence pf the condemned , and In vlow of the judgment of October 29 , 1898 , rendered by the criminal chamber , ordering an Inquiry and declaring that the demand far a revision of the Dreyfus case was pre sented In proper form , and in view of the results of said inquiry , In view of the pre sentation to the court-martial of a secret document bearing the words "Co Canalllo do D , " and seeing that the communica tion of this document Is proved by the depositions of M. Coslnilr-Pcrlcr , General Morcler and General Bolsdoffre , and seeing that M. Caslmlr-Perler has declared he heard from General Mcrcter that the docu ment bearing the words "Cc Canaliro do D " submitted to the court-martial was believed to Indicate Dreyfus and that in addition Generals Mercler and De Bolsdof- fre , who were Invited to say whether they knew of said communication , refused to re ply , thus acknowledging it ; seeing that by the revelations subsequent to the verdict , the communication to the court-martial of a document capable ot influencing their minds and now not regarded as applicable to Dreyfus , constitutes a now fact calculated to establish the Innocence of Dreyfus ; see ing that the crime charged against Dreyfus consisted of furnishing to a foreign power secret documents connected with the na tional defence , accompanying * which was n missive styled a bordereau , undated , un- ( slgncd and written on flligrano. In tho. manner which was no longer manufactured ) and that two authenticated letters , wrltte'n on the identical1 paper , dated contpmpornho- ously with the bordereau , were discovered In the house of Esterhazy , the writing upon which experts have declared to be the same as that ot the bordereau , which facts wore unknown to the court-martial , tend to establish the Innocence of Dreyfus ; seeing that the alleged confessions of Dreyfus to Captain Le Drun-Rcnaud are disproved , In view of these arguments and without sub mitting others , the court quashes and an nuls the verdict of condemnation of De cember 22 , 1894 , against Alfred Dreyfus by the first court-martial of thp military gov ernment of Paris and sends the accused before court-martial at Rennes , to be spe cially appointed to conduct the now trial. This judgment Is to be printed and trans cribed on the docket of the first court- martial , alongside the decision which is an- nuled. The court then adjourned. MADAME DREYFUS IS HAPPY She Firmly Hellevcs that Her HHH- bnnd Will DC Cleared on a New Trlnl. ( Copyright , 1S90 , by Press Publishing Co. ) PARIS , Juno 3. CNf w York World Cable- gram-f3peclaUTelegr n..4m. " . content Thus MhioV Dreyfus summed up today her" feelings of Intense relief and abiding' calm after four years of historic agony. Mr. Georges Clcmenceau obtained permis sion for mo to sco Mmo. Dreyfus on this day of her husband's deliverance , as nearly two years ago he also assisted me to ob tain from her the first statement she has over made for publication. The contrast was striking. Then her father's apartments In Rue do Chatcaudun was a house of'mournlng. She herself was In deep black and oppressed with woo. Everyone one was moving about noiselessly. On this bright Juno morning everything about the .madame . was In keeping with the joyousness of the atmosphere. There were voices of children playing In the corridor. Mmo. Dreyfus is no longer like a martyr at the stake , but bright , hopeful and al most happy. She is not in black now , but dresses in deep blue , her fine figure showIng - Ing to advantage , her face wearing : an ex pression of comfortable repose , her intelli gent , dark brown eyes alone retaining traces of suffering in their somewhat wistful ex pression. " I knew It would come , " she said. "I told you so when you came to mo in my darkest 'hour. ' Since then there have been anxious moments , but .my husband's Innocence - conconos being steadily proven nnd I iiover lost faith in the Justice of France. It has risen above all considerations , all Influ ences such influences as will never perhaps bo known. My lawyer , Maltre iMornaid , for bids mo to give a regular interview until my liusband's re-trial Is over. I must bo discreet nnd do nothing to hamper those who are working for him. I speak as though the court's decision had already been given , but I am eo confident of .what it will bo that I am no longer In suspense. "I am grateful to the American people for the help they have given me. It is on that account that I see you. There are imany who want to see mo now because they -wish to build a claim for their alleged aid , but I BOO no one. "In the last fortnight I have received many letters strange letters , some of them ; some seeking aid , some offering It ; many from America , several from England. " "Have you learned that Du Paty de Clam has been arrested ? " "At last Justice has been done , " Mrao. Dreyfus answered. "Wo know that ho had acted a miserable part all along , but only we know how shameful. I don't wan't him punished. I shall forgive everyone when my husband Is liberated. Enough have suf fered already In this horrible 'business. It has left its mark on EO many hearts , so many homes that thcro should be oblivion as far as I am concerned. But justice must take its course. " "Havo you bad recent news from your husband ? " "His last letter was dated May 6 , " Mme. Dreyfus replied. "It Is a heart-broken let ter. Suspense was killing him almost. He said the waiting now Is more trying Ahan In nil the previous years. "I am told that he should be here by the end of this month , but no official com munication lias yet been made to mo as to bis departure. I have no fear of a new trial. It can only rehabilitate him formally as tbo last four years' Investigations have done actually , "We are told that the trial may be at Evereux , where there is a garrison , but we know nothing certain. Everything is In the bands of the ministers. " "Do you Intend to live in France after your husband's release ? " "Ah ! Why not ? " responded Mme. Drey fus. "I fully expect that we shall stay here , for he can no longer have any ene mies when his Innocence Is established. He loved France nnd it would be a fresh Bor row to him to leave it. I cannot say more now , I have much business. Adieu. " Mme , Dreyfus evidently was afraid she might speak too freely and felt that she roust be cautious. LONDON , June 3. iA representative of the Associated Press this evening secured ( Continued on Second Pa .i JUSTICE TO THE DEAD Late Lam nted Colonel StoUenbsrg Given Clear Card at Last. CHARGES AGAINST HIM ARE GROUNDLESS Allegations of Ill-Treatment of His Men Not Well Tounded , DEAD OFFICER COMPLETELY EXONERATED Result of Official Investigation Made by Competent Authorities , ALL TESTIFY TO LATE COLONEL'S ' WORTH ticiioriiln Otln nnd MncArtliur TeMIfy to the Viilnnhlc Service * Hcudcrcil by Decenned Colonel ofc - braxku Volunteer * . WASHINGTON , June 3. The War de partment made public today a statement containing the reports of General Otis at Manila concerning the charges preferred 'by ' relatives and friends of the enlisted men of the First Nebraska volunteers ngalnst the late Colonel John M. Stotscn- berg , who commanded that regiment when ho was killed. The charges embraced al legations of ill-treatment of the man of his command , nnd were accompanied by a resolution of the house of representatives of the Nebraska legislature , requesting a complete and thorough Investigation of the ( matter. General Otis , In response to orders re ceived by the War department , Immediately Get on foot such Investigation. The Inspec tor general who ramie the Investigation states In his report that he personally In terviewed every officer in the Nebraska regiment on duty with It and all other of ficers detached from it who were accessible and .announced the substance of the charges nnd resolution to each company nnd the band. He also visited the hospitals and In vited nil officers and men to express their personal sentiments as to the merits of the charges nnd their personal opinion of Colonel Stotsenberg. The statement says : Complaint Without Cause. "Tho concensus of opinion as obtained from these several sources completely exon erates Colonel Stotscnborg from -the odium cast upon him by these charges which , un der tlio strong light of the impartial In vestigation , dissolved themselves into com plaints of a character naturally resulting from men unaccustomed to strict army dis cipline nnd methods , and lei n foreign land whore their environment perhaps rendered them peculiarly susceptible to the feelings that they were being treated harshly and without regard to their well being. " The 'inspector ' , in his conclusions , states that It will bo seen that an overwhelming majority ot the officers and men of the regiment , either directly or by natural In ference , strongly condemn amUrefutn. . . thQ. charges , and cordially endorse Colonel Stot- Benberg's administration , both as battalion nnd regimental commander , and that not one officer or enlisted mam expressed the opinion that It would bo for the best Interests of Kio regiment to relieve him of his com mand. Finally , ho states that "the charges , therefore , receiving practically no support or sympathy from the men In whoso interest or in whose- behalf they purport to have been preferred , fall to the ground. " General MacArthur , commanding the divi sion In which the First Nebraska volunteers were serving , and General Otis , tpeak in Itio highest terms of Colonel Stotsenberg and the valuable services ho rendered. ARBITRATION AGREED UPON Drnftlnpr Committee lJl eit e Torsion of Ilunnliin Plan and Grants It Their Approval. THE HAGUE , June 3. The drafting com mittee of the peace conference 'today hold an important meeting , at which M. do Staal , head of the Russian delegation ; Sir Julian Paunccfotc , chief of the British delegation , and Count 'Nlgra ' , chief of the Italian dele gation , were present. 'Articles ' vil to xll of the Russian proposal bearing on arbi tration were agreed to almost without modi fication , although the American delegates declared they could not admit tbo provisions of article x , that monetary questions and questions concerning interoccanlc canals should bo compulsorlly submitted to an ar bitration trjbunal. The entire committee on mediation and arbitration will meet on Monday to review the -work accomplished by the drafting com mittee. The latter will take up on Wednes day the mo&t Important question of all , article xlll , which deals with the establish ment of nn arbitration court. It Is expected that 'the ' American-British and Russian proposals will bn welded Intn ono and there Is every indication of a uni versal desire to reach the establishment of a system of permanent arbltratirn , the Ger man delegates , whoso opposition was for merly feared , declaring themselves ns de sirous as the other members of the confer ence to arrive at such a conclusion. CESSION OF THE ARID LANDS liijil ConprrcHM Mildly Fa. Torn State Control of Unpro ductive Territory. WICHITA , Kan. , Juno 3. It trnnsplred today that , when the final recommenda tions were Inserted in the arid land cession resolution , adopted yesterday , that the nc tlon taken had been in the nature of n com. promise In committee , rather moro favorable to the out-and-out cession of arid lands to the stoles , If any difference , than to the construction of storage reservoirs by fed eral aid. for which $200,000,000Has asked. Previous statements that the resolution passed was an unqualified Indorsement of the storage reservoirs plans are too sweeping. The congress adjourned at noon today after its four days' session. Among the concluding papers read this morning was ono by Commerce Commissioner A. R , Smith of New York on "Merchant Marine , " A , S. Goetz of New Mexico addressed the con gress on the sugar beet industry. Mayor Savage of Wellington , Kan. , and Prof. Isely of Falrmount college , Wichita , read papers relating to trade in our new island possessions. Following these a reso lution was passed which though couched In general terms and restricted to expressions on the commercial aspect of the case is virtually a strong endorsement of expansion , Other rcEolutions additional to those adopted yesterday are as follows : For gov ernment construction and ownership of a Nlcaraguan anal ; opening of Southwest PufB , Mississippi delta ; rushing of deep water work at Houston , Texas , fostering 'beet sugar Industry by congress ; re-enact- ineat of the original homestead act ; pro- THE BEE BULLETIN , Weather Forecast tor Nebraska Fair ; Northwesterly Winds. Pag- . 1 Knlner William In Serene. Dreyfnn to Iliitr n N MV Trial. Colonel StotieiiherK Vindicated , More KlnhtliiK tit Manila. 2 Kmitft'n Order * Are Oheyed. New Mianlih Mliilnter 1'renented. 1'roniolIon Tor 11 llrnve Soldier. Com Inn ; Convention of Woodmen. ! l \ehra Ua Ne . Caveti'w CoinmlNNlntt Held I'll ' , Work of the \Voninti' Club , I Ilawe llnll tinmen of Saturday , \CM\FI of tinItallrond * . JJ 1'roKrenn of the 12\ioltlnn. | Cn e of the Hartley llomNinrn. 1'ollee Court HoltiK" 'or May , ( I \ < Mof Omatiii Society. AfTnlrn nt South Oniiiliii. 7 1'lne Collection of Cnrlon , Local Political Pot llollhiK. 8 Council ItlulTN Local Matter * . II lima \CMM and Comment. Fair Wcatlicr In KtiKland. 10 Sketch of Charlen SI. Sheldon. AVIth the Wheel * and Whcctmcii. 11 Sport Inn Itevlcw of the Week. IV Sketch of the l.atc Cantclar. M In the Uoiualii of Woman. in In the World of AmiiRcniciit. .MtiNlcal Hi-view of the Week. I'liuiM of KhiK Ak-Sttr-ltcii. 1(1 ( "Analha Wchlt , " Serial Story. 17 'Plantation l-am-antx. " IS Hdltorlal and Comment. 11) Itiihherliifv on the Aiunrnn. How Shoplifter * Operate. 2 ( ) \c\v Style of Locomotive. Chlun'M New Imperial Army. 21 Condition of Omaha' * Trade. Commercial anil Kliiatielal XeWB. 2.'l ncliocn of the Ante lloom , Temperature nt Oinnhii yentcrdayi hlbltlng coollo or other contract faber ; recognizing the prowess of the army and navy In the late war with Spain. NEBRASKA IS FOR HENDERSON Votes of Its To Hcnnhllcnii Coii- mcii Will no to the Support of the Iowa. Candidate. The votes of Nebraska's two republican congressmen will bo cast In the republican caucus for David B. Henderson for speaker. Nebraska will thus second the candidacy of the favorite of its neighboring state ot Iowa and cement still further the amity and good feeling between the two sister states. Congressman D. H. Mercer was expected ito return homo yesterday , but seems to have been delayed. It Is given out on the best authority , however , that ho wants him self counted among the supporters of Colonel Henderson , with whom ho has been closely nssoclntcd during his service In congress. Congressman E. J. Burkctt has expressed .hUniQlt-as-favorable to Colonel Henderson's candidacy , and as the first official action of his term in the house will cast his vote for Henderson for speaker. The two republican congressmen from Ne braska are said to have nn understanding ithat they will act in unison on important party matters and on the question of the speakershlp they will 'bo ' together. OLD BAY STATE FOR IOWAN MaHHachiiNCttM Delegation Unites on Colonel HeiiderHoii for the HlieaUer.slili ) , BOSTON , Juno 3. At a meeting of the re publican members of the 'Massachusetts ' dele gation today to consider the question of the speakershlp It was decided to support Colonel 'Henderson ' of Iowa. Mr. Moody wan the unanimous pholco ot the delegation , but after a statement from Mr. iMcody and n free and full discussion of the situation It was deemed Inexpedient that Massachusetts should present a candidate. It was agreed that those present would act upon the views of the majority. A decided majority favored the nomination of Colonel Henderson and acsordlngly It was agreed that the delegation should support that candidate. , Mr. McCall agreed to this result .by . letter. IMr. Sprngue sent word tJiat If present ho would vote for Mr. Sherman. Mr. Lawrence was absent. CHICAGO , Juno 3. Congressman D. B. Henderson of Iowa arrived In Chicago today to meet , ho said , some of his friends on the Illinois. Wisconsin and Michigan dele gations. Congressman Hopkins was the first to greet him , and they conferred together - gother for over an hour. Advices received today , It IB asserted by Colonel Henderson's friends , assure his election as speaker. The action of Illinois delegation on Friday and assurances from .Michigan . nnd Indiana left llttlo doubt In their minds as to the out come of the contest , but when word came that the ten Massachusetts republican con gressmen and the Maryland delegation of four bad votnd to cast their lot with the lowan , the claims were made that his elec tion waa now certain. The following votes General Henderson says are now pledged to him : Illinois , 14 ; Iowa , 11 ; Ohio , 15 ; Wisconsin , 10 ; Minnesota seta , 7 ; South Dakota , 2 ; Massachusetts , 10 ; Maryland , 4. To this will foe added to n certainty , It Is assorted by the friends of General Hender son , the votes of the Michigan and Indiana delegations twelve from the former and nine from the latter giving him a ftal of ninety-four votes , or ono more than n ma jority of the republican \otes In the house. Later in the afternoon word came from Topeka that six of the seven republican congressmen In Kansas were also for Hen derson , Word was also received from Congress man Fowler of Now Jersey Baying there would he votrs for General Henderson from that delegation and an Intimation that the east would do much moro for him than bad been looked for. .Hunrvy In , -.laxl-a. VICTORIA , I ) , C. , June 3. The steamo1 Danube reached hero today from Alaska and brought a largo party of miners , who have been over the Edmonton trail. They eay scurvy prevails at Mud river and also at Dease lake. MovriicntH | of Ocean VCNKCN | , June ! ! , At Yokohama Arrived Olympla , from Tacoma. At Bremen Arrived Barbarossa , from New York via Southampton , At Southampton Arrived Koenlgcn Lulso , from New York for Bremen , At New York Sailed Spanrndam , for Rotterdam via Boulogne ; Lucanla , for Liv erpool ; City of Rome , for Glasgow. Arrived Etrurla , from Liverpool ; St. Paul , from Southampton and Cherbourg. At Liverpool Arrived Cevlc , from New York , At Genoa Arrived Saale , from New York via Naples , Al Queenstown Arrived Umbrla , from Now York for Llveroool , Hall's Column Drives Rebels Into Awaiting Arms of Whalloy , TWO THOUSAND FILIPINOS PUT TO ROUT Oountry Around Mouth of Laguna Do Bay ii Completely Cleared Up. TOWNS ABANDONED WITHOUT RESISTANCE Lawton's Two Divisions Draw Together Catching All Between , AMERICAN LOSS REPORTED TO BE SLIGHT I.nut CoiiMldcrahle I'oree of InnnrKciiti SoutheiiNt of Manila In Treated to a Double Vlnltatlon. MANILA , Juno 4. 10:45 : a. m. A vigorous campaign was begun on Saturday ngalnit General Plo Del Pllar's force of 2,000 rebels In the foothills nt the mouth of Lacuna do Day and In the towns of Catnta Taytay mill Antlpolo , under the supervision of General Uiwton. General Hall with 2,500 men moved southeast from the pumping sta tion and Colonel Whalloy , who relieved General King , In command of his brigade , proceeded cast from San Pedro Mncatl , the two divisions approaching each other. Colonel Whalloy captured Calnta with small loss , the rebels llcclng before the ad- vnnco of the United States troops. General llnll drove the Filipinos from the vicinity of Mnrlciulna , swooping them toward Colonel Whallcy's column. ZEALANDIA COMES INTO PORT Tnuiniiort Henche * Home After Twenty-Six Hay * Out It. II. Pnyne , NchrnnUa , Ahoard. SAN FRANCISCO , Juno 3. The United States army transport Xcalniulla arrived today from Manila , The Zcnlamlta was twenty-six days making the trip from the Island and eighteen days from Nagasaki. The vessel brought a number of military nnd naval officers from the Philippines , besides n score of discharged soldiers. lAmong the navy officials was Chief Engineer John D , Ford of the cruiser Olympla nnd Chief Engi neer Stevenson of the Monterey. The following were on the transport : Chief Engineer John D. Ford of the Olympla , Chief Engineer II. N. Stevenson of the monitor Monterey , Lieutenant Jamca Hawkins of the Tenth Pcnsylvania. II. N. Hnrrlman , missionary ; G. Slttlg , commis sary clerk ; chief engineer of General Popo'G staff , E. M. Snyder ot the Plorpont , U. S. N. ; John Kldd , Albert Holt , U. S. N. ; H. Tatu , U. S. N. , Oregon ; James S. Boggs , Fourth U. S. cavalry ; William Christian. Fourteenth Minnesota ; II. 01. Groyne , Twelfth infantry ; R. A. Grcenwoll , Eight eenth U. S. Infantry ; L. L. MoKcnnoy , Fourth U. S. cavalry ; R. B. Payne , First Nebraska ; John A. Ponder , Utah battery ! John Ryan , Twelfth U. S. Infantry ; W. A. Wlborg , Thirteenth Minnesota ; George P. Simmons , First Colorado , and John A. Witt- sett , Eighteenth U. S. Infantry. MONEY FOR DEWEY'S HOME Committee Will IMiNh KIToHn to IlnU Siilllcleiit Sinn and Auks for IlcnortM. WASHINGTON. Juno 3. A meeting of the Dewey homo fund committee was held today. It was decided to push the efforts to raise a subscription of $100,000. The committee Issued n request to news- papQre , corporations and others having money for the fund to Immediately remit to Hon. Ellis II. Roberts , United States trens- ury , Wnshlngton , D. C. , who IB treasurer for the Dewey homo , and also those who con template making contributions to this fund to take Immediate nctlon. The commlttco wanta to ascertain the amount of money that has been collected for Us fund ih order to more Intelligently determine plans for the future iind to Inform the public. DEWEY'S HEALTH IMPROVING Admiral IH Keenlnu Quiet and Ooii- tlimcH to Decline All Iiivlditloim. HONG KONG , Juno 3. Admiral Dewey's health In still improving , hut he is keeping very quiet at the Peak hotel , only once hav ing come down to the city , nnd ncceptlng no invitations. Ho will snll on Turaday. Ac cording to his present plans ho will not visit England on his homeward journey , but will proceed straight to Gibraltar , and thence to New York , where ho expects to arrive the bngtnnlng of October , after a leisurely voy- FIERCE STORM IN KANSAS Tito I'crnonn Killed by I/lKhtnliiif uud Wind and CroiiM Are Daiaaifed by Overflown. KANSAS CITY , June 3. Two people wer killed and two others were Injured In a fierce storm general throughout Kansas last night and this morning. A deluge of rain , amounting to from three to four Inches , was followed by a wlndetorm approaching the proportion of a tornado. Near Valley Center Mrs. William Thomp son , CO years of age , was struck by lightning- and killed , and eloTen miles northcaU of Stafford George W. Hitter was killed and two of his family were Injured , their houao being blown away. At Pratt the Santa Fo roundhouse was leveled and several barns and onthousco were demolished. Near Abilene crops were destroyed by the over- Mowing creeks , whllo In other parts of the etalo the rain was very timely and did much good to wheat nnd corn. ON TRAIL OF THE BANDITS IllotidlioiiiiilH Take the Nuent of Train Ilnlilierii and Stuck of Arm * U Ilronjtht to .Scene. CHEYENNE , Wyo , , June 3 , Four blood hounds were taken to Wilcox station early today to be used In trailing the train robbers. The company also took up enough guns and ammunition to arm the entire country , The hunt is being most vigorously prosecuted , iiK the Temple CHICAGO , June 3. An officer of the Woman's Temple said today that J200.000 of the $300,000 necessary to retire the Temple trust bonds and secure the legal controF of the building has been provided for. Mrs , Carse will soon return from California nnd put into operation a new plan for ruUtiii ; thu necessary tundi to pay the debt.