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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19 , 1871. OMAIIA , THURSDAY MOTOSTNtf , JtTLV in , 1899-TWELVE PAOES. SINGLE COPY JTIVE CENTS. INFUSE NEW BLOOD Ziecutira Oommittco of Greater Eiposition Reorganized. DIRECTORY GRAPPLES WITH THE PROBLEM Tied A , Naah and William F , White Are Elected , ' KITCHEN PRESENTS CLAIM FOR SERVICES At a Star Chamber Session Ha Draws Honey from Treasury , DISMISSED IN DISGRACE FROM OFFICE Henri of Hnrenn \iIniUnlonpi Sac * cectlrcl liy < , cornr ; W. ClnhntiBh K .Men > err nt Jlcnil of Show. At the meeting of the directory of the Greater America exposition , held jestprday afternoon , with thirty of the thirty-four members present , the executive committee f > at reorganized by the election of Fred A. Nash , general agent of the Chicago , Milwaukee keeSt. . Paul Railroad company , \Vllllam F. White , vlco president and manager of the now Omaha Thompson-Houston Electric Light company , as additional numbers and Gcorgo W Clabaugh. secretary o' the Omaha Gag company , to succeed J. B. Kitchen , re moved. As the executive committee Is now com posed It consists of the persons heretofore mentioned and William Uaydcn. P. E. Her , C. J. Smyth and H. J Ponfold Messrs. Hayden and Smyth tendered their resigna tions , but the same were tabled. The new committee Is authorized to borrow the sum of $25,000 to finance the exposition over the dull months. At several times the meeting was punc tured with pyrotechnlre , the first coming when William P. White moved that the record of the proceedings of the members of the old executive committee be Nought be fore the directory. There was a spirited discussion over the question of whether or not the directors had a right to review the official acts of the members of the executive committee. The members of the directory decided that they bad and a messenger was sent out after the records. While awaiting his return Thomas Kllpatrlck suggested the amending of the bylaws of the association In order tAiat the executive committee might be increased by L nddlng two members , thus making seven. \ * The motion to amend was seconded by R. S. , AVIlcox and was , carried by an unanimous .vote. * r Ulncloned hy Rccordn. Having cleared the decks for action , the work of increasing the size of the com mittee was taken up. George E. Barker nominated Fred A. Nash for the position. This nomination was seconded by J. H. Du- monl and as there were no other nomlna- tlon * , Mr , Nash was elected by acclama- ' tlon. " James Connolly nominated George E. Fritchett for the second place , the nomina tion being supported by J. B. Kitchen. N. A. Kuhn placed William F. White before the directory and S. D. Mercer came to the front with the second. The vote being ordered , Prltchett received ten and While nineteen of the ballots. Whtto was declared elected. At this point In the proceedings the min utes of the executive committee were brought In and the secretary was Instrucled to read. Ho commenced wilh the record of several da > s ago , but was stopped by Mr. White , who remarked1 "Read the min utes of the last session. " Turning to the last page of the book the records showed that at 1 o'clock yes- , < erday , or three hours prior to the conven- A Ing of the Board of Directors , J. B. Kitchen acd C. J. Smyth , a majority of the old committee , had called a meeting of that body and allowed J. B. Kitchen the sum of $1,926 for services as manager of the Bureau of Admissions and $1,130 In pay- i.ient of meals furnished the members of the executive committee at his hotel. t The came records of the same meellng Showed that the sum of $10,000 had been rturn d to William Hayden , being for a stock subscription made on July 3 For a minute or no un awful stillneM jxirvaded the room and until C. M. Wll- Jielm mustered up courage to break the silence by asking1 "Is it not a fact that the bylaws of the association prohibited liny of the members from receiving remun eration ? " President ( Miller said that he had been unable to find any such provision. Here S. D. Mercer picked UD a bomb and fired it He did It by asking these questions : "I would like to know If It Is the proper thing for officers of this expo sition to get together and vote themselves large > sums of money ? I would like to know when Mr. Kitchen was placed upon the payroll of this exposition and who au thorized him so placed ? More than this , I would like to have the members of this executive committee explain why they voted n-vay this money To me It seems that the question of the Integrity of the three members who participated In that meeting Js called Into question. " I xplnpntlonii In Order. Chairman Smyth of tha old executive committee said that he was oiled Into the meeting by Meesrs. Kitchen and Hay den , that ho was but a figurehead , not having a vote. Concluding said that he coui ? tell nothing more than was shown by the records , Mr , Hayden explained his claim by sa > lng that on July 1 he paid his money In , bu that afterward he learned that the stock sub tcrlptlon books bad been closed and that he did nothing more than what he conslderec his legal right In withdrawing the amount It was In order for Mr. Kitchen to do lorn explaining and he did eo by saying that a the meeting called eo hastily he presentei B claim for salary at the rate of $300 pe month , feeling that he was entitled to tba compensation. To Justify his action be re ferred to the fact that the manager of th Philippine Village company receives thl sum for bis services. Either himself or 'Mr Hayden , he said , moved that the compensa tlon referred to be allowed. Mr. Mercer reminded Mr. Kitchen that I made no difference what the Philippine VII lags company might do , aa It and the expo eltlon are separate Institutions. Mr. Kitchen declared that he had nothln more to explain , after which Mr , Wllhelm moved that the action allowing the claim cf 3Ir. Kitchen for salary be disapproved and that ter * be taken to stop the payment of the check which had been drawn against the balance In the exposition treasury. The motion was adopted , but not until after Mr. Ktlchrti had filed his protest , declaring that in bis Judgment the motion waa out of order. Mr , Mercer again claimed the privilege of ( Continued on Fifth Page. ) ADOPTS HEROIC MEASURES General A\ neil Propose * (11 Stamp Out Vcllotr 1'ever nt San tiago. Cuba , July 12 General . In command of the Depart- .aeo , Issued General Order No. i today establishing absolute quarantine. Ml officers of the government and employes re forbidden to enter the city , with the xceptlon of those belonging to the depart ment Major Carr and Surgeons Mcndoza and Nunez are detailed to take charge of the ever patients In the city , which Is placed mder strict regulations Other officers will lave charge of the yellow fever hospital on he Island The mayor Is directed to close 11 American hotels and saloonv to forbid thcr liquor dealers to sell Intoxicants to \merlcans and to arrest all Intoxicated j Americans or loiterers In salooni. The irlncipal hotels and saloons are designated > y name. The pack trains have been ordered to stabllfih camps outside the cltv and all ho troops will be moved to Songo , except one company at Morro castle. The head- [ Uarters of all the departments were moved oday to Crlsto and the railroad and steam- hip lines are forbidden to bring Americana nfo the city. No ships are permitted to ouch at the wharve : . The strictest regulations have been estab- Ished for protection from fever of the com- iany of soldiers at Morro castle. Supplies are to be left at a road depot and will be aken to the soldiers by teams from the camp. No travelers will be permitted to cave without having undergone flve days' detention In camp. General Wood proposes to adopt heroic measures to stamp out the fever. PUTS FAITH IN DEMOCRATS AKnlnnldo nclletcn tlint Their I.nkc- vrnrm Pntrlotlniii MCIIIIN I'liinl \ Ictory for l < Mllilnoii. MANILA. July 12. 7 12 p. m. A copy of the Independencla Uas reached Manila con taining the speech which Agulnaldo made during the recent celebration at Tarlac of the anniversary of the proclamation of Filipino Independence. In substance It ! s as follows : Flllpina , beloved daughter of the ardent sun of the tropics , commended by Provl- lence to the care of noble Spain , be not un grateful to her salute who warmed you with : hc breath of her own culture and civiliza tion. tion.The The fact that she sought to crush the as piration for Independence as a loving mother opposes separation forever from the daugh- : er of her bosom , but proves the excess of love and affection Spain feels for thee. Flllpina , delicate flower of the east , scarcely eight months weaned from the breast of thy mother , thou hast dared to wave a great and powerful nation such as is the United States , after barely organ izing and disciplining thy little army. Yet we reply , we will be slaves to none , nor allow ourselves to be deceived by soft words. Let us continue to defend our fatherland until Independence la assured , for this is Justice. We shall see at last that the great Amer- can natloji win acknowledge the right which Is on our side. That doctrine of the great Monroe that America Is for Ameri cans IB not forgotten. Just as we affirm that the Philippines are for the Filipinos. Some statements of the American union lave arisen ! n our fuvor. Kcpeclally 1ft "tb < T democratic parly convinced that victors and vanquished will lose many precious lives. Volunteer * Slclc of the CnmiinlK" . MANILA ( Via Hong Kong ) . July 12. ( New York World Cablegram Special Tele gram. ) Volunteers , sick of the sad mis management of Otis and thoroughly dls- learlened by Ihelr experiences In the desul tory campaign , are not responding with alacrity to the call of Major Bell to rc-en- Ist. Barely 200 volunteers have re-enlisted , though a number of men who have drifted down to Manila have been secured aa re cruits. The volunteers are still anxious to [ Ight If there Is to be a definite campaign for Lhe subjugation of the rebels adopted which requires large reinforcements and capable administrative officers. REPAIRS RUSHED ON CRUISER Phllndclphln IK Pnt In Tlcndlnei * for Serrlcc nnd May He Ordered to Gnntnniiiln. NEW YORK , July 12. A special from Washington to the World says : Orders to rush repairs on the cruiser Philadelphia and nt It for sen. as quickly as possible were sent today to Admiral Kautz at San Fran cisco. The Board of Survey , which usually determines whether repairs shall be made was dispensed with to save time , and It Is also understood that expense Is not to be considered. The Navy department officials will not say where the cruiser Is going , but It Is believed that an outbreak In Guatemala Is feared and that the wan hip Is ordered there to protect American Interests. Welcome for Gpttorth I < enKtier , INDIANAPOLIS , July 12. The canvass of the city for quarters for visitors to the npvvorth League International convention , which begins one week from tomorrrow , has been competed and the result Is very gratifying to the local committees It Is announced that the city Is ready to take care of 50,000 or more people The public has been generous In offering homes to the visitors and nil who come will find satis factory and convenient quarters. The decora , tlons committee has completed arrangements for some elaborate decorations. Iilfe Underwriter * In riemilun. BUFFALO. N. Y. . July 12 , Nearly 300 delegates - egates were present today at the opening of the convention of the Life Underwriters. After transacting routine business , the morn ing session was closed with an address by George Edward Ide , president of the Home Life Insurance company. Among the candi dates for president of the association are Joseph W Pressy of Rochester , I. Layton Register of Philadelphia. James L. Johnson of Springfield , Mass. , Henry C. Ayers of Plttsburg and Mr. Gage of Detroit. Valor Coiuplnlnii of n llurdahlp. NEW YORK , Jury 12. William Waldorf Astor secured from the supreme court a writ of certlorarl directing the commission ers of taxes and assessments to review their decision In assessing his personal prop , erty here at J2.000.000 , The writ Is return able on the first Monday In October Mr Astor claims that be Is a non-resident and that he does not possets the personal prop erty upon which be has been assessed by the commissioners. Hour Addrmic llnr A ocllltlull. TOLEDO. O. . July 12. At this morning's session of the Bar association at Put-In- Bay , the annual address was delivered by William Wlrt Howe of New Orleans. His subject was "The Development of Law and Jurisprudence In Spain and Her Colonies ' The afternoon meeting was addressed by Selwyn N Owen on "Court Room Oratory " I ' Discussion and reports of committees feN 'lowed , ] Younir Woiuuu Urnp > from bluht , MIRDLESBORO Ky. . July 12. MUs Ida Carr , aged 2C , daughter uf David Carr. one ' of the wealthiest men in East Tennessee. disappeared ten days ago from her home at I Old Tov < u , and no trace of her has inre ' been secured It le rumored she was kid- by two men , but her family does not believe It. They think she committed sui cide. She was la 111 health. TAYLOR SHOWS STRONG HAND His Grasp Oloses Orer Republican Nomina tion for Governor of Kentucky , CHAIRMAN BOREING LOOKS FOR SUCCESS .Mlnrnlp of Dcnini < rnt In KenlncUy mill the .Nation In Heennntcd nnil Policy of Hrpulillc- nnn In Outlined. LEXINGTON , Ky. , July 12. The repub lican state convention today completed all Its work except the adoption of a platform and the nomination of a ticket. It would ha\o nominated pan of the ticket tonight but for the fact that It became entangled In mistakes and misunderstandings regarding the adoption of the report on rules. The majority report was adopted without tak ing any action on the minority report , and those favoring the latter not only objected , but Insisted that they voted for the majority report when they thought they were voting for the minority report. The convention ad journed while points of order were being raised. The evening ecsslpn was not one of parlia mentary decorum. The delegates were kept waiting for over two hours on the commit tee on credentials and were not In good humor after that time over any questionable rulings and other things. The Taylor men have had their way In e\ cry thing today at the district meetings , the committee meetings and In the conven tion. They hate the permanent organization as completely as they had the temporary or ganization and have reconciled the colored element by making a negro secretary of the convention with a list of white assistants. The Stone and Pratt men are still holding secret conferences at midnight with reports that Judge Pratt may accept the nomination for attorney general , but Colonel Stone de clines a minor place and It Is reported that ho docs not want Judge- Pratt to go on the ticket. Efforts are said to have been made today to get Governor Bradley to come over from Frankfort and address the convention , but he is not here and be Is not now expected , as the convention will assemble at 9 a. m. and remain tn continuous seaslon until Its work Is completed. The committee on resolutions Is ready to report. There Is nothing un usual In the reeolutlons except that the clril service is not endorsed In the plank com mending President McKlnley for recent modifications of the civil service. The plat form favors the prosecution of the war in the Philippines to a successful termination and the final settlement of all questions re lating to the new possessions. Resolutions strongly endorse the administrations of President JIcKlnley and Governor Bradley and the service of Senator Deboe. It was after 2 p. m. when C. M. Barnett , chairman of the state committee , called the convention to order. He announced the tem porary officers of the convention as selected last night and Introduced as the tempo rary chairman Congressman Vincent Bore- ing , who was received with an ovation. Chairman Borelng predicted the election of another republican state ticket and the electoral vote again Jt\r \ .McKlnley. Before 4taiiinjr"lioebnlrTMr. . " ttofeiug in part said : , Four years ago we assembled in Louls- viire to nominate candidates for state of fices , all of which vveie then in the pos session of the democrats. The state wis then without credit and overwhelmingly in debt. Since then many Important events have transpired. We have seen the demo cratic party retire from power in the state and nation , but not until after thny had retired was the public credit restored. We have seen , under republican administra tion , confidence and prosperity take the place of distrust , hard times and bank ruptcy ; we have seen the Spanish flag and Spanish rule retire from the western hemi sphere ; we have seen our possessions largely Increased , our populace enTarged , our flog planted in the eastern hemisphere and our nation placed In the front rank of the world's powers. We have also seen Br > anlsm substsltuted for democracy , and Goebellsm In Kentucky for local self-government. I'roplr Critic ItlKhtroiin Itulp. In view of these facts the whole people of the state are looking to the republican party for deflverance from the tyranny nnd despotism so likely to come to us under the provisions of the Goebel election law and thousands of patriotic people who here tofore have affiliated with other political parties In Kentucky will Join us In our efforts to wipe from our statute books this partisan and danagerous legislation. The Issue today Is , Shaft we preserve and hand down unimpaired to the generations to come the legacy of free and independent government that Is given to us as an In heritance from our fathers' It Is said that the United States of America baa furnished the most successful experiment of self- government that the world has ever wit nessed. This Is due to the fact that -while the Latin civilization placed sovereignty with the pope , and the Anglo-Saxon civil ization held that sovereignty is vested In the ruling classes , that American civiliza tion recognizes sovereignty In the indlvlduaf voter. The sacredness of the ballot has been the safeguard of civil liberty in this coun try and the confidence of our people In the Integrity and honesty of the ballot must not be Impaired The republican party may not always have been right. The democratic party may not alwaG have been wrong , but the re publican party has always been right at the right time , and the democratic party has usualrr been right at the wrong time and always wrong at the right time. I have the profoundest confidence In the people and In their ability to detect error and to preserve the enlightened liberty that has come to us by the gallantry of our war riors and the wisdom of our statesmen In the generations that have passed. I con fidently believe that this assemblage of re publicans wiir prove Itself equal to the emergency and place before the sovereigns of Kentucky a tjcket that will be worthy of the confidence and the support of the sovereigns of Kentucky and ultimately In sure the repeal of the Goebel election law. Chairman Borelne then reviewed the ac tion of the recent democratic convention at Louisville and spoke at length on the In troduction of Goobellsm Into state politics. Previous to the call of the districts the chairman announced the following mem bers at large for the various committees ; Resolutions , S. J Push and J , W. Verkes ; credentials , G. W Lleberth and J. F. At kinson , permanent organization , James Demon and J H. Welsh ; rules and order of business , J. H. Tlnsley and A. M. J , Coch- ran. ran.A long debate occurred on a motion to refer all resolutions without reading or de bate , As this motion was believed to be intended to anticipate resolutions of pro- 1 test from the colored men against General , Taylor It brought out the colored orators ' In great vehemence. The chairman finally , ruled the motion out of order until the , report of the committee on rules and order of builnesg had been adopted. Receas until 8 p. m , riorbrllum In Denounced , The auditorium was filled aealn before S p. m. , but the commltte pn credentials was not ready to report. The large crowd waa entertained with a band concert and era tory. After an address by Wood Duulap on the Goebel trust politics Chairman Borelnt , ftt 8i5 ; , tilled tin convention to order tot business. It was moved to proceed with the reports on resolutions , rules , etc. , but the chairman ruled the motion out of order and held that no other report could be con sidered In advance , of that on credentials The speaking was resumed by S H. Hash with a phllllplc on'Goebellsm , In which he denounced the Goebel election laws and Gocbel's recent nomination for governor , "t'nclo Elijah Patrick of MagolTlii county" was Introduced , but his voice was drowned out by the loud cheering. H S. Irwln of Louisville followed with more ( success In commanding attention. Many others were called , tfut none of the speakers seemed to care for the proposition of facing such a noisy audience. Some of the delcgatei were demonstrative In their Impatience because of the delay of the committee on credentials. The yelling was checked by a recess , after which Judge W. H Holt of Frankfort addressed the con vention. PARIS is IN FALMOUTH"HARBOR The Stranded Mncr Snfcly Kxtrlpntcd from the nnekn nnil "Will He Ucnclicil for Ilcpnlr * . FALMOUTH , England , July 12. The American line steamship Paris entered the harbor safely shortly after midnight. Prep arations are being made to beach the ship In the tide harbor. Owing to the more favorable weather and the fact that such repairs aa were left could be rapidly effected the salvagers changed their plans suddenly and started towing with flve tugs , supported by three salvage boats , for Falmouth. Superintendent Alsbett , who has been In charge of the J.work of salving the Paris , is greatlyi | elated at her re floating. Ho say > It was accom plished with remarkable ease. The wind happened to make the tide a foot higher than expected and Immediately after It was per ceived that the steamer was afloat a steam winch connected with the hawser fast to an anchor astern was set In motion and the Paris was speedily clear of the rocks. Dur ing the night lie pumps materially reduced the amount of water In the holds , the tires will be lighted today tiad the Paris Itself will be able to cope with the pumping work , though there are still largo holes In Its bottom. LONDON , July 12. The salvage associa tion says no specific uura has been agreed upon for salvage of the American line steamer Paris , but that the wrecking com panies will receive a stipulated percentage of the value of the steamer when placed In dry dock , the underwriters , of course , paying the bill. The salvage association took the contract on the basis of "no cure no pay. " Hun dreds of tons of rocks have been removed by dynamite until the channel made be neath the steamer was practically tha greater part of the length of the ship. As the Falraonth drydock cannot accommo date the Paris It has beefl decided to run It on an unexposed sand beach In that har bor , where temporary repairs will be made before going to Southampton. " " " OLYMPIA "ARRIVES" SUEZ A < 1 ml ml DtMvey nnd the Member * of the hhlp'H Compniir All AVcll. i SUEZ. Jtllr 12Ann QL. " fr. on hJK-nr- rlval here on board tkfiv3ic/V'a ' today. said he was In very good liealth. He appeared to be In excellent condition , which was also the case with his officers and men. Most of them have suffered from malarial fever , but have now quite recovered. The Olympla has been quarantined , no direct communication with the shore being allowed. Consequently the representative here of the Associated Press was only able to converse with the admiral from a launch alongside the cruiser. After passing through the canal the Olympla v\lll call at Trieste. Thereafter the ad miral's plans are uncertain. Possibly ho will go to Gibraltar and thence to New York. The Olympla has entered the canal. CONSTANTINOPLE. July 12. The United States minister here , Oscar S. Straus , has urgently Invited Admiral Dewey to visit htm. In the event of his acceptance the British special service steamer Imogene will proceed to the Mediterranean to escort the admiral to this port. STRANGE STORM IN ENGLAND Totnl IlnrkneNN Olixcurcn Severn ! CltleH , Accompanied hjr Hcn > y Ilnln and Fntnl LONDON , July 12. Severe thunder storms accompanied by a great downpour or rain , flooding valleys and Interrupting railroad traffic , occurred today in many portions of England. In Leeds and other cities tolal darkness prevailed for several hours. In Westmoreland and Lincolnshire a number of houses and seven persons , two of whom were fatally Injured , were struck by lightning. of Venesuelnii Commlimloii. PARIS , July 12. At the session of the Venezuelan arbitration commission today Sir Richard Webster , the Mritlbh attor ney general , In continuing hia presentation of tbo case of Great Britain , brought bis chronological review up to 1896. He will close his speech tomorrow. Dnte of DreyfiiN Trial Mil Fixed. RENNE3 , France , July 12 , 'Maltre de Mange , counsel for Captain Dreyfus , bad a long conference this morning with the president of th.o court-martial regarding the procedure and the date of the trial , which IB not yet fixed , The lawyer afterward liad a two-hours' Interview with Dreyfus , ONE KILLED AND ONE HURT TITO Men Thrown from n IIenvll > Loaded Monoii Bxcumlon Train nt ChlcnKo , CHICAGO. July 12. While a Monon excur sion train , heavily loaded , was going rounc a curve near Seventy-ninth street two men were thrown to the ground. The dp < iJ : JOHN KANE , Gano , 111. Injured : Thomas Newell , Chicago , injured inter nally. The train was filled with passengers on their way to a picnic. Sale of Iiidliinupolla INDIANAPOLIS , Ind. , July 12. The In. dlanapolls News was put up at public sale this afternoon at 2 o'clock by order of the court , growing out of the litigation be tween the portneri , W J , Richardson on one side and Charles R Williams and Delavan Smith on the other. At 6 p. m , the paper , after three hours of bidding , was knorked down to Delavan Smith of Chicago cage and Charles R. Williams for $936,000 , They already owned 562-3 per cent of the stock. Theatrical Mail FnlU lleaill ) . TOPEKA. Kan. . July 12. L. M Crawford manager of the Crawford opera house , filed a petition in bankruptcy in the United States district court at 3 o'clock this aft ernoon. Hit unsecured liabilities amounl to $3SS,730 and those on which there ii ecurity amount to $59,150 more , making a total of JUS. 180. There are a large num ber of creditors whoso era I ma are unse cured and th lr claims rua from $100 up. to $25,000. TROOPS HOME FROM THE WARS Tint Batch of Returning Volunteers I Welcomed at San Francisco , BEDLAM IN THE BAY UPON THEIR ARRIVAL Trnnnpnrtncvrnort nnd Oliln Slenni Snfrly Into Porl , the lllttnlntt Peopled n-ltli Soldlrm Wnrm Welcome l > r CltUcim. SAN FRANCISCO , July 12. The United States transports Newport and Ohio , bearing the Oregon volunteer regiment from Manila , irrlved here this evening. The > cssels were sighted early In the afternoon and soon the shrieking of steam whistles , the clanging of > ells and the firing of cannon announced that the first batch of returning volunteers from Manila wa * nearlng the shores of Cali fornia. Within a few minutes the streets were thronged with people wending their way to the docks and to the heights over looking the bay. Intent on catching a glimpse of the transports as they steamed up the harbor under the escort of a ecore of ves sels -which had been made ready for the ar rival of the steamers. The roofs of the warehouses were crowded with people and from scores of flagpoles floated the stars and stripes. Steamer' . tugs and yachts and even small row-boats were seen making their way as fast as pos sible toward the Golden Gate. The reception committees boarded tugboats and Governor Irwln headed the committee. On the Queen wore the harbor commissioners , the officials of the National Guard of California and Gov ernor Gccr of Oregon and his staff. On the Sea Queen were the representatives of the press , the band furnished by Major Phelan and many Invited guests. The revenue cutter Golden Gate , bearing federal officials , was soon under way and It was joined by the federal health authorities' boat from Wrangel Island. Then there were boats at the disposal of the Red Cross and other so cieties and many chartered by private par- tics. tics.As As the transports slowly steamed up the harbor the soldiers gathered In excited groups on deck and some climbed into the rigging , where they shouted and cheered like mad. The band on the Sea Queen played patriotic alts and the screaming of many steam sirens created pandemonium. The health officials boarded the vessels , which changed their course toward the quar antine stations , where the doctors will make a thorough examination of the men. It Is yet undecided whether the Oregon volun teers will bo allowed to land In San Fran cisco before returning to their Oregon homes. SCHOOL EXHIBITS AT PARIS O in film Among Cities Which Will SI n We Adequate Showing of Kdiicntloiml S ntem. _ I NEW YORK , July 15. Howard J. How ard , director of education and social econ omy to the the United States commission of the Paris exposition , said today about the exhibit being arranged for the United States : "It Is impossible to estimate how many parts of the country will be Represented In the , rdUciitlo mJ xhihtti Tar cities which' have adequate Appropriations and will be adequately represented from the kindergar ten to the High school are Boston , New York , Albany , Chicago , St. Paul , Omaha and Denver. Other cities are preparing work in special ways or to Illustrate special features. The educational exhibit will be distinctly na tional in form , although all material con tributed bj any city or state will be prop erly credited to that locality. "The eftort is to show irrespective of stale lines the best and most advanced work which is being done In every grade of public school work , and In colleges and In univer sity departments In the United States. To accomplish this the exhibit will be arranged In grades , so that In examlng one can find In one section all the primary work of any country , in another all the grammar school work , and so on. "In the department of higher education the same scheme will be followed , and Instead of a certain definite amount being assigned to the great universities , the space Is blocked in various departments , viz law , medicine , theology , pure science , philosophy , language and literature , fine arts. All the great uni versities of the country are preparing ex hibits In two or more of these departments as they choose. " WHEELER'S SEAT IS COVETED ( Tencrnl Mil ) He Supplanted In Cou- Hrrcnn DnrliiK III" Almeucc In the Philippines. CHATTANOOGA , Tenn. , July 12. A spe cial to the Times from Birmingham , Ala. , says : Since Joseph- Wheeler has been or dered to the Philippines a renewal of the discussion about declaring his seat tn con gress vacant has been begun. Last winter when General Wheeler was In Cuba Attorney General Fltts rendered an opinion for the governor to the effect that General Wheeler , by accepting a command In the army , had vacated bis seat and It was within the power of the governor to order an election to fill the vacancy. Commenting on the sentiment then and now the Montgomery Journal , which Is looked upon as the organ of the state administration , sajs1 "Then there was some sympathy for the cause In which General Wheeler -was en gaged , a foreign war was in progress and the country was In a flame of patriotic fervor and enthusiasm over the contest , but there is no such sentiment today as that which then swept over the- country and the people ple are In a more practical mood and are Inclined to look at things In a more prac tical way. There are many people who would particularly approve the act If the governor were to order an election In the Eighth district to elect a congressman and the governor will no doubt be urged to take some action In the premises. " CHICAGO , July 12. General Wheeler to day reiterated his statement that he would not give up his seat in congress , "That was settled , " he said , "but It will probably have to be settled once more at the next congress. At the last nesslon a majority of the members voted for me and I hope they will do It again" SENATOR DEFIES COLLEAGUE finllliiRrr Hefted * on Veracity of Chandler and Offer * to hre Him OnUlile. CONCORD , N H. , July 12. The hearing before the United States Civil Service cam- mission on charge * of the violation of the law on political assessment by United States Senator Jacob H. Galllnger Is practically concluded. The final setslon proved most sensational , Not only did Senator Galllnger accuse his colleague , Senator Chandler , of speaking on untruth , but he offered to back up bis .statement outside the committee room Previous to this Incident Senator Chandler became Involved in a warm dispute with Chairman Mark S , Brewer , of the commis sion , And cot only acciued him of par- CONDITION OF THE WEATHER Forecast for Nebraska- Showers , Cooler. tUllty but threatened to ask for his re moval. The author of the assessment circular , William S. Thajer , did not testify before the commission , nnd It Is the Impression tonight that no further evidence will b taken. The commission has received a com- . munlcatlon from Mr. Tha > er In which he | stated that ho prepared the circular on his i own responsibility , but that Senator Gal- linger knew of Its being sent to federal I olHceholders. The hearings both jesterday ! and today have been marked by bitterness I oa the part of the senators toward each other. WOMAN TAKES HER OWN LIFE .Mr * . Nellie I'lli-k Commit * Suicide by Mean * of the lnuilnnum It o tite. Mrs. Nellie Flick , 715 Pacific street , com mitted suicide early this morning by taking two ounces of laudanum. The poison was pur-hased at the Tenth Street Drug store , use being stated as a euro for the toothache. Mrs. Flick was found In her room by her husband at 11 o'clock. She confessed to having taken the laudanum and medical aid was summoned , but she did not survive , dying at 1 17 o'clock. The poison was purchased at S o'clock and taken shortly afterward. The cause la said to have been the loss of a purse containing $ S. DINNER IN HONOR OF DEPEW York Senator DcncrlhcN Inipren- lonn ItcccUcd DnrliiR Ills Trip lit Uiironc. NEW YORK , July 12. A dinner was given tonight at the Republican club In honor of the return .from Europe of Hon. Chaunccy M. Dcpew. .Mr. Depcw W.IB the principal speaker. He said , In part. "In Europe I found that there was no sym pathy for Spain on account of her defeat in the late war. I found nothing but curiosity about the United States. The people of Europe are wondering whether we will be equal to the task we have undertaken In the east. An English statesman said to me one daj 'Why don't your country square Aguinaldo. We have found In our wars wllh the natives of eastern countries that they cannot be trusted , and as soon as you make allies of them you will find that they will stab you In the back. We tried the plan In Egypt of subjugating the natives by force of arms and then we tried another plan , which worked successfully. We found that to bring the natives to the right way of looklr j. at raatlersrof. Importance was -its squara them. ' f ? " * f "I iold that statesman that thg people of the United States would rather send 100,000 , 200,000 or oven 300,000 men to the Philippines that spend $500 In squaring Mr. Agulnaldo. "In my Judgment we have not appreciated thoroughly the situation In the east. This has been principally due to thl bravery of the men who _ are.there. . . They want the honor and glory of fighting the contest and winning without other aid. ' "I think It Is a mistake. Wo should bend every energy and send such a. force to the Philippines as would crush out these rebels In less than six weeks' time. Wo should sweep these Insurrectionists before us. When we have captured a stretch of territory wo should have a force there of sufficient strength to hold It. The war should be car ried on In such a way as to drive Agulnaldo and his crow Into submission or Into the sea. " SOUTH OMAHA MEN ARRESTED W. Long nnd .Inmen HnfT Find ThemnelieK In the ( 'lntchcs of the Inn. CHEYENNE , Wyo. , July 12. ( Special Telegram. ) George W , Lang and James Raff of South Omaha and Elmer Luther of Greeley , were arrested at Greeley this even ing , charged by John Mlskimmins , a ranch man of this county , with obtaining $1,130 from him by false pretenses. .MIsldmmins states that the three men rep resented themselves to him to be the owners of a herd of fifty-four cattle , which they sold to him at the rate of $21 a head , Mlskim mins paying cash and getting an order from them for the delivery of the cattle , which were represented to be on a ranch near Glen Rock. Immediately after the transaction Raff and Luther left hero for Denver. Mlaktrnmlns became suspicions of the parties and started after them on the next train. He found Lang at Evans , Colo. , and demanded the return of the money. Lang pulled a gun and threatened to kill Mlnklm- mlns , The latter would not bo bluffed out and secured $150 from Lang , who stated that Raff and Luther had the balance of the cash. Raff and Luther were found at Greeley , and the three men were detained by the sheriff of Weld county awaiting a varrant and requisition papers for their re turn to this state. SOUND MONEY MEN TO MEET Prepnrntlonn Are Heine : Made II y Vir ginian * to Entertain the Gath er In ur at Illuhiuoiid. RICHMOND , Va , , July 12. E. V. Smalley , general secretary of the National Sound Money league , was In Richmond today con sulting with a number of gold standard men with reference to holding a national cur rency convention in this city at to mo ilute In October next. The president of the league Is the lion , J. Sterling Mimon of Nebraska. It Is slated that a local commit tee , composed of prominent Richmond men of both parties , will be organized to take dharge of arrrangements for the convention and of the Invitations to npeaker * . Secre tary Smalley left for the Hot Springs tonight - night to report to Mr Ingalls the result of his ccnference In Richmond , and it li DC- lleved a call for the convention will be Ii- some time In August. Ilecennlnl Meeting of lfi | > rranlUU. LYNN , Mass , , July 12 Over 800 dele gates from all parts of the country arrived i her1 today to take part in the decennial convention of the International Young Pao- pre's union of the Unlveruatltt church , which will be formally opened here tomor- low. Tonight a Kiand Jubilee rally took place at the I'lret Unlvertallst church , Ad > I dreeceea of Become and responses were made. Addresses followed by Miss Cora B Adams of L > nn on "Our History" and by Rev , James H , Pulfmen on the work of the YOUQC People'e Christian union. Rev. McCUnden of Georgia alto spoke , CI1APTEROF BLOOD Nebraska farmer Slays His Wife and Then Commits Suicide , THE CRIME IS COMMITTED NEAR S1ANTON Prank Lepley , a Bohemian , Aged 60 , is th Chief Aotor. KILLS HIS BETTER HALF WITH A HAMMER Beats Out Her Brains and Mutilates B i Body Frightfully , ENDS HIS OWN EXISTENCE WITH POISON Ienrc n Letter In Which llr Aik * III * Friend * to < ilr Him a KInc rtineml nnd tireot > a. Monument. STANTO.V , Neb , July 12. ( Special Tele gram. ) Word reached here today of n her rlble murder coupled with suicide In horn precinct. The crime wat committed loHt evening , the principal aotor In tha tragedy being Frank Lepley , a Bohemian farmer 60 years of age. It transpires that early In the evonlng Lepley took a hammer and attacked hie wife fiercely , beating out her brains nd leaving the body In R feuirtully mutllnlrd condition. The head wan beaten almost tea a Jelly and the floor and wall * of the room were covered with the unfortunate woman's blood , showing1 that a dreadful struggle for life had occurred. The woman must havs made a bravo fight for existence , nt the furniture of the room was siren n all about. The skull was crushed In saveral placed nnd the face BO badly disfigured that It vraa nearly Impossible to recognize the victim. A small boy , the son of Mr. and MT . Lepley , aged about S yeam , was In the room when Ihc attack was made upon his mother. At first the lad pleaded with his father to spare his mother's life , but when the man turned on him and threatened to kill him 0.1 soon as he had finished the woman the boy rushed in terror from the house. Ho ran as fast an his limbs could carry him to the nearest neighbor , four miles away. and gave the alarm. Search of the Premlne . As noon as possible a party was organlred and went to the- rescue , but arrived too Ut , tiyib < of j ny tsslstancerjfqr both tbo iwrnan and her'brutal mwbanil lye'ro" dead. , The body of tbo murderer was found about 300 feet from the house lyingon the ground , face downward. The features were din- tortcd , but no sign of violence was found on the body. The conclusion is that afler Lopley killed his wife ho ended his own miserable cxlslence by taking poison. When discovered the body was arrayed In Its best clothes , as though the suicide was a de liberate affair. Ho had evidently killed hid wife and then dressed himself for the de parture into the other world. The body was yet warm when found and efforts wars made to resuscitate the man , but It was too late to bo of any effect. On entering the house a horrible sight met the oes of the party. In the kllchen In a great pool of her own blood lay tha corpse of the victim of her husband's fury mutllaled almost beyond recognition , while eveiythlng In the room waa spattered with the life' ' fluid. She must have made a haird struggle for life and If the truth could be known it would make a talc thnt would cause the blood to run cold with horror. Want * a Monument. A thorough search of the premises re vealed a sum of money amounting to $350 hidden away In a bureau drawer , whll * on a table In the sitting room wag found a note from Lepley In which he rnquested his fiiends tn give him a fine funeral and erect a monument over his grave. He also wrote lliflt he nnnted some Jnn to biro his property , but did not dralgnate anyone an a beneficiary. The writer continued that be was tiled of living and had decided to put an end to bin existence and that of the rest of his family. Tills Indicates that ha Intended to kill the boy after he had fln- lihed his wife. He said that nobody wal to blame , No cause , unless It wan sudden mental aberration , U known for the crime , as Lepley and his wife are reputed to have lived happily together. The coroner held an Inquest today and re turned a verdict to the effect that Lepley killed his wife with a hammer and com- raittrd suicide by taking polion. The Lepleya leave a married daughter and a son grown to manhood. The latter was away from home at the time of the tragedy. Miner l'erl lie In nnrnlng Home. RICHMOND. Mo. . July 12 , The rculdencs of Thomas Grave ! , eight miles southwest of Richmond , was burned during the nlgnt. and Mr Graves and bis sUter , MUs Lucy , perished In the flames It was not known that the building bad been burned until latfl In the afternoon , when a neighbor vis ited the place. Graves was considered a miter , and It was supposed that he had ( onalderable gold hidden on his premises , and It In the general belief that 'he ' two were murdered and the bodies and buildIng - Ing burned to hide the crime , rhlcnan I.UKPKo Tlmr , CHICAGO , July 12. At a meeting today of the Dewey committee appointed by Mayor Harrison to make arrangement * for the re ception of the admiral when he vlilu Chicago cage next fall it was decided to appoint it European committee , conslrtlng of citizens of Chicago , who are now in Europe , who shall meet Admiral Dewey either at the Suez car a I or at Gibraltar and officially extend to Wra the invitation to vi it Chicago < Ua tail.