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ESTABLISHED JU TE 19 , 1871. OMAHA , nil DAY MOENIoSG , JUJip : 11 , 1800 TWELVE PAOfES. S1XGLE COPY FIVE OEXTS. I WAR TAX WILL STAP Only a Few Important Changes Proposed in the War Revenue Act LAW HAS WORKED VERY SATISFACTORY It Has Produced Almost Exactly the Amount Estimated by the Commissioners , MAYBE EXTENDED IN SOME DIRECTIONS Telegraph and Express Companies in Money Business May Be Taxed for That. MAY MODIFY THE INSURANCE SECTIONS Several I ( mm In the Old Interim ! Ilcvrnnc Tnx Thnl Conlil He - > Itcinnvcil Kntlrely or Modified. WASHINGTON , July 13. It Is altogether probable that the next annual report on the internal revenue bill , will recommend a number ot changes in the war revenue act. In the main the law has worked eatlofac- torlly and has produced almost exactly the amount estimated by the commissioner. This , however , was something less than the estimates generally accepted by well-in formed members of congrcfw. The Internal revenue officers are of the opinion that the Jaw might too extended In some directions without becoming burdensome to the public. Ono of the propositions now under considera tion Is to assess a tax on the sale or rental ot all patent protected articles. In npcaklng of the matter today one of the officials spoke of the telephone companies In this connection and at the same tlmo said there -were many Inventions producing an enormous profit which could well stand a rovcnuo tax. It will probably be suggested to congress that exprewj and telegraph com- panlcn doing a money exchange business be required to pay an annual tax for the privi lege. Although they now pay a tax on re ceipts and telegrams , respectively , it Is .pointed out that the bankers are required to pay a yearly tax of $50 , which IB regarded as a discrimination against them. It is probable that each express office and telegraph office in towns having over a cer tain population , If the views of the treas ury officials are approved by congress , will toe required to pay a certain yearly tax for the privilege of doing an exchange business. A Modification Proponed. It Is likely that a modification of the law With respect to mutual Insurance com panies may bo recommended. In the pres ent act there is considerable obscurity with respect to the provisions as to these com panies , both fire and life. It Is pointed out that a. number of the leading companies in the country are operated upon the mutual plan. Some of these are paying the tax without protest , but there is doubt as to their liability In this respect. It Is believed , however , that congress clearly Intended to jnako Iho exemption applyto local com f. ' panics doln strictly a local business wlth- ' out .surplus or Undivided 'capital or without * money at their command to pay large sal aries to their officers. Section 20 of the war revenue act de fining what shall be taxed under schedule B has been a sourceof much trouble to the Internal revenue officers. For Instance , the whole group of coal tar extracts have been decided by the courts to be not subject to the tax. A pound of phenacetlne costs In Canada , It. ifi said , from 12 to 15 cents , nnd yet in the United States the price Is uni formly a dollar a pound. This drug , it Is thought , could well stand a heavy tax. "Will Appoint Expert Commission. There are several items in the old Inter nal revenue tax it is thought could be removed or modified , although It Is believed congress will be asked to appoint an ex pert commission to go over the ground and recommend changes in detail as experience has found to be necessary. Under the pres ent law spirits can only be sold In packages of certified capacity. The Canadian govern ment , It is said , take * ) advantage of this restriction and prohibits the importation Into that country of spirits except in pack ages of an unusual size. The result Is that American distillers are compelled % to ask .authority to ihjp their goods In packages to comply with the Canadian rcuqlrcment , thus destroying all marks and other evi dences of age that Is of value to them. I.'V OUATISJIAIjA. Slate Department nt 1'Vai-n Trouble Down that Way. WASHINGTON , July 13. The State de partment Is watching with anxiety the de velopments in Guatemala. It Is premature to say that the decision has been reached to send the Philadelphia from San Francisco down to that country and It may be that the presence of the gunboat Vixen on the cast coast will be regarded as sufficient for the present. But there are bints ot foreign action that might involve a repetition ot the Corlnto Incident , and in that caio probaulj would be deemed necessary by our govern ment to have a stronger naval representation ot the scat of trouble. It is said at the State department that the financial conditions In Guatemala , with im pending repudiation , threaten scvero loss to American cltlr.rns. But so far our govern ment has not consented to take any joint action with England , Germany or any other nation to bring pressure to bear upon the disturbed republic. SAMOAX COMMISSION S'PAHTS HOMK Trannporl Iladxer Leave * for San 1'ranelxeo on Itetiirn Trip. WASHINGTON , July 13. The naval trans port Badger , which carried the Samoan commission to Samoa , will sail for homo to morrow , with the commission aboard. ApprnlMcmcnt of Maria TIT run. WASHINGTON , July 13. The Navy de partment has ordered an appraisement of the captured Spanish cruiser 'Mario ' Teresa and of all the war material recovered from the other shir * engaged In the battle of Santiago bay. This IB due to a question raised as to the right of prize money grow ing out of the capture of thU ship. Tbo Teresa was the one cruiser raited , and al though U wrnt adrift while on Us way to this country and is an abandoned hulk en a southern Uland It ie claimed In some quar ters that the raising was enough to warrant the payment of prize money , The appraise ment of the ship will be based ou Its value at the tlmo It was raised. The property 10 be appraised Includes the cannon and equip / ment recovered from the other Spanish ehlna , _ fA. Tbo board which appraised the Spanish A. ehlp Rclna .Mercedes has reported Its value at (73,000. lovra In liood Condition. WASHINGTON , July IS. H U announce at the Navy department that the Iowa cam cut ol dry dock at Pujet Sound yesterday 1 Its furnaces are serl- Pirted. else the repairs in dry dock. The that the ship engines and bolters when It left San WSnclsco , so that if the urnaccs have been Injured the damage must ave been incurred on the up trip. MONEY IN LAFAYETTE FUND AVelcrn State * Show I l Well , the Totnl .Amount Contributed llcliiK 1 ? irtt ( ! I. WASHINGTON. July 13. ( Special Tele gram. ) The northwestern states show up well In contributions for the monument to Lafayette to bo constructed in Paris by the chool children of the United States. Mr. Dawcs , comptroller of the currency , has re igned as custodian of the funds to be used or this purpose and ho today made public he amount collected since October , 1898. The otal aggregates $ < 5,6H. ! Ot this Omaha con- rlbutcd J368 , and from other portions ot Nebraska $751 was received. Iowa con- ributed $2,107 ; South Dakota. $716 , and Wy- mlng $195. F. W. Peck , United States com missioner general to the Paris exposition , ia offered the place of custodian of the La- ayetto fund to E. A. Porter of Chicago. Miss Louise Cavalier , superintendent ot ho Santce , Neb. , Indian Behoof at $1,000 a ear , has been transferred as principal to the Mandrcati , S. D. , school at $810. W. I. Stoops , principal teacher at Flandrcau , at tbo latter salary , has been named to suc ceed Miss Cavalier at Santco at $1,000. No eason for the change Is given nt the In- llan office , but It Is understood It was made on the recommendation of the supervisor ot ndlan schools. Miss Elsie E. Dickinson , irlnclpal teacher at the Sac and Fox , Okla- loma , school , has been transferred to a like position In the Indian school at the Omaha sency. Supervising Architect Taylor said today he would leave for the -west the latter part f the month to examine the sites offered at arlous joints where public bulldlncs have been provided by congress. Mr. Taylor ex pects to be in Aberdeen , S. D. , early In Aug ust. S 1)0X13 I1Y TI1K NATION. Monthly Statement of Import * nnil i\Iiort * of the United Stiitcs. WASHINGTON , July 13. The monthly statement of tbe Imports and exports of the United States shows that during Juno the mports of merchandise Into the United States amounted to $61,686,209 , of which $25- 881,331 was free of duty. For the year the otal Imports of merchandise amounted to 697,077,388 , of which over $300,000,000 was ree ot duty. The exports ot domestic mer chandise during June aggregated $94,828- 732 , gain of about $2,000,000. For the year the exports amounted to $1,227,433,425 , a decrease from last year of $4,038,005. The gold imports during June amounted o $3,103,686 , a decrease of about $223,000 , as compared with June , 1898. The gold ex ports amounted to $20,908,327 , against $357- 259 for June , 1898. For the year the Imports of gold amounted to $88,951,603 , and the exports to $37,522,086. The silver Imports during June amounted to $1,917,215 , and the exports to $3,843,099. The chief reduction In the value of ex ports during the year is In grain , of which he supply abroad in 1S9S was unusually ihcrt. The average price per bushel of wheat exported' In the fiscal year 1898- was 98.30 cents , against an average of 74.77'cents ' n the fiscal year just ended. The reduction n exportation of grain Is chiefly In price , he quantity of wheat exported being only about 10,000,000 bushels Ices than that ot last year. Indeed , the reduction In wheat c.\- lorts is more than offset by the increased exports of flour , of which the exports ot 1899 are about 3,000,000 barrels In excess of .hose of last year , this increase more than equalling the reduction In the quantity of wheat exported. Corn shows a considerable reduction In quantity of exports , the number of bushels lor 1S99 being about 34,000,000 below that ot 1898 , when our corn exports were abnor mally large , because of the shortage in other breadatuffs abroad. There has also been a reduction of about $20,000,000 In value of the exports of cot ton , also due to the reduction in price , the average price per pound of cotton exported In 1898 being 5.98 cents and In 1899 , 5.53 cents. The decrease In value of exports of breadstuffs and cotton Is thus nearly made up by the Increased exports of manu facturers , which t > ee-m likely to amount to $335,000,000 In the fiscal year 1899 , as against $290,697,654 In 1898 , an Increase of about $45,000,000. co.vsti , uosu msFKMJS IMS COURSE. German Ofllclnl In Samoa Attempt * to JllNtlfy UlN POHltlOII. WASHINGTON , July 13. Herr Rose , the German consul general at Samoa during the recent exciting events there , arrived In Washington unexpectedly today and re ported to the German embassy. Ambassador Uolleben was about to start for Now York to meet Mr. Mumm , the official who has como on from Berlin to act as charge d'affaires this summer , but before his dc- parturo he accompanied Hcrr Rose to the State department and presented him to Sec retary Hay and Assistant Secretary Hill. This gave an opportunity for a rather ex tended conference on Samoan affairs. In the course of which Herr Rose defended his course during the troublous days of last spring and explained his view of many ot the Incidents In which he and Admiral Kautz and the various other officials at Samoa were concerned. The period of Hcrr Rose's service covered also the contention over Chief Justice Cham , bers' decision as to the right of Malletoa to occupy the throne of Samoa and the clash with the nntlves following the questions raised as to this decision. Herr Rose pre sented his version ot these Incidents quite fully. He will remain hero for several days before going to Berlin. His visit to Wash ington Is said to have no special signifi cance further than to meet tbo officials of the Gorman embassy and the State depart ment. Herr Rose brought word that the work of tbo commission might bo prolonged beyond July 14 , when they , had hoped to sail on the Badger. Mother * l're rrvc Their Identity. WASHINGTON , July 13 , Mrs. Max West chairman of the press committee of the Con gress ot Mothers , makes the following state ment : "Tho statement which appeared recently In several papers to the effect that the Con gress of Mothers Is to be known hereafter as the 'Congress of Parents and Teachers , ' Is unauthorized. The presence of men at the meetings and their co-operation In the work of the congress has always been earnestly desired by the officials of the congress , but then * Is nothing now In .their policy In this regard this year , and no change of name is under present consideration. " Department HUM Not Heard of It. WASHINGTON , July 13. No representa tions have been made to the State depart ment , as reported from Pretoria , touching the reported intention of American citizens In the Transvaaf to become British citizens in order to avoid Impressment Into the Boer army , EASY VICTORY FOR TAYLOR Kentucky Republicans Nominate Him for Governor by Acclamation ! BOTH OF HIS OPPONENTS WITHDRAW Harmony Prevail * lit StroiiK Contrast to the Iate Convention ot Democrat * No Content Over the Platform. LEXINGTON , Ky. , July 13. The ticket : Governor , William S. Taylor. Lieutenant governor , John Marshall. Secretary of state , Caleb Powers. Attorney general , Cllftcn J. Pratt. Auditor , John S. Sweeney. Treasurer , Walter R. Day. Superintendent of Instruction , John Burke. Commissioner of agriculture , John W. Throckmorton. The republican state convention adjourned tonight after being In continuous session Plnce 0 a. m. What was called the Deboc- Taylor slate for the most part was ratified. Before the convention fccsembled most of the delegates were for Taylor for governor nnd when the nomination for governor was reached about all of them were for Taylor. The candidates for minor places on the stale ticket were of the same accord , so that there were contests between Taylor men for the same places. In these contests there was a vociferous flow of Kentucky oratory. In the contest for attorney general there -were Ifty-soven speeches by actual count and dur- ng the day there were over 300 speeches. After the presentation speech for each candidate for the different places there was such a series of seconding speeches that It seemed like a ballot would never be reached. The ballots were not counted completely , bounties would change their votes to the leading once or to the winners , and then followed another series of speeches. The meet exciting time In the conven tion was during the contest for attorney general. Attorney General Lyman , who was making the race , objected to be side tracked by one who 'had failed of another nomination. Senator Deboe , General Tay lor and their close friends were active In the ball during the baMot for attorney gen eral. They wanted Judge Pratt on the ticket and they finally nominated him by an overwhelming majority. Judge Pratt was the favorite of the colored delegates for governor. W. S. Taylor Is 46 years of age. He was a poor farmer boy and taught school before ho became county clerk In 1882. While in that office tie studied law and was after wards elected judge. He has been a mem ber of the republican state committee since 1876 and was a delegate to the national re publican convention In 1888. He was elected attorney general four years ago , when Colonel Bi'adley was elected governor. Proceeding * of Convention. When the convention reassembled shortly after 9 a. m. today standing room was In demand. The flrst thing In order was the report on resolutions. Hon. J. W. Yerkes reported the platform as a unanimous re port from his committee , and It was adopted. Before the call of districts for the nomina tion for governor Captain S. H. Stone took the platform and created a most exciting scene by Withdrawing his .name and pre senting the name ot Hon. W. S. Taylor. Thcnl-Judge "Cflfton J. Pratt , the other can didate for governor , followed Stone in an other stirring speech of withdrawal and seconded the nomination of Taylor , which was made unanimous amid the wildest demonstrations. A committee was then sent for General Taylor. When the committee escorted General - eral Taylor to the hall there 'was another great demonstration. General Taylor then addressed the convention , accepting the nomination. John Marshall of Louisville was nominated for lieutenant governor without the formal ity of a ballot. Caleb Powers of Knox county was nomin ated for secretary of state. For secretary of state the nahies of Thomas J. Young of Bath county , J. B. Btnnott of Greenup county , Harlan T. Batty of Leo county and Caleb Powers of Knox county were presented. A ballot was taken , but Powers had such a decided ad vantage that his nomination was made unanimous before the vote was counted. Prntt' * Nnme I * Popular. There were wild scenes when Judge W. H. Holt presented the name of Judge Clifton J. Pratt for attorney general. Judge Pratt had been a candidate for gov ernor and a number of others had been In the race for attorney general. D. W. Dur ham made a notable speech for harmony In seconding the nomination of Pratt. The spell was broken by J. W. Yerkes In presenting the name of William R. Ramsey of London , Ky. , In a most eloquent speech disclaiming the need of any reconclllatory nominations. R. W. Slack , ono of the leading candidates for attorney general , turned the tide again to Pratt by withdrawing , as did also Z. T. Proctor , both favoring Pratt In vigorous speeches. The name of Roland C. Burns of Boyd county was strongly presented and seconded ended , reviving the agitation that had been started by Mr. Yerkes. .Mr. Burns after ward withdrew his name. The names of O. F. Dening of Robertson county and James Denton of PulaskI county were presented and numerously seconded. Before the vote was announced Dening and others withdrew. The vote as announced was : Pratt , 1.119K ; Ramsey , 3954. . Neces sary to nomination , 847. Pratt was declared the nominee , Judte Pratt was escorted to the ball and made a strong speech of acceptance. Judge Ramsey aUo1 made a speech accepting the situation. For auditor of state the names of John S. Sweeney of Bourbon , T. J. Hardln of Owen and W. E. Catchings of Laurel were presented , Sweeney received 1,271 votes nnd was declared the nominee. Walter R. Day ot Brcathltt was unani mously nominated for state treasurer. The platform In part | 6 aa follows : Platform I * Adopted. We pledge the republican party of Ken tucky to the enactment of all such laws as may be necessary to prevent trusts , pools and combinations or other organizations from combining to depreciate below its rear value , or to enhance the cost of any article , or to reduce the proper emoluments of labor. Wo congratulate the republican party that existing federal legislation for the suppres sion of harmful trusts , pools and combina tions Is the work of a republican congress , performed during the administration of a republican president , and we congratulate the country that In the suppression of In jurious combinations republican legislation has had In the past , as it will have In the future , due regard for the Interests of legit ) , mate business , the purposes of such legisla tion being the remedy for wrong and not cmbarrasHtnent to industry , enterprise or thrift. Wo endorse , without reserve , the adminis tration of President McKlnley and congratu. late the American people upon the condition of prosperity and happiness resulting from the wisdom and patriotism which he has brought to the discharge of his public duties. We declare our confidence in tbo policies adopted and the measures taken by the president to restore and to ceublleb pro gressive governments in OiSba , Porto Rico nnd the Philippines and wcpledgc him our continuous support until tticso objects are fully attained. fc , Wo reaffirm our adherence to principles and to policies proclnlmcdfby the last na tional repubHcan convcntloji , except as to the civil service. We rcgnrd It as nettled beyond dispute that the maintenance of n sound currency through republican admin istration and legislation IsJ'the ' foundation upon which rests the most Remarkable period of Industrial progress , commercial activity and general prosperity within the experience of the people of the UnltcdjStatcs. Wo commend the present amendment of civil service rules by the jvjpsldcnt and de clare our belief that further modifications of existing civil service legislation may bo made with advantage to tHgfp'ubllc service. VICTIMS LURED ON MANACLES Mj-Kterlon * Current tnl ! l to llrnw Mariner To nrd llorUx I'nrl * Strike * n. vlMcr. f& FALMOUTH , Eng. , J ly l3. On entering the tidal harbor today the steamer Paris , recently aground on thoiWanacles , under the influence of the wind and tide , became temporarily unmanageable. The stern swung round and struck' ' the end of a wooden pier upon which fn largo crowd of people had assembled. ] The pier shook from end to end , the spectators became panlc-etrlcken and nvado an ugly rush to escape. Ultimately control of the ship was regained and it was anchored safely. Superintendent Alobett of the wrecking company gave a representative of the As sociated Press today n contribution ot n startling nature to the controversy as to the cause of wrecks on the ; Slanaclcs. He said : "In bringing the Paris to Falmouth It narrowly escaped tho. big Manacle rock. It was ebb-tide , with a northerly wind blowIng - Ing , which would naturally take the vessel south ; but we found It getting nearer and nearer the Manacles until within 400 yards ot them , 'whereas wo ought to have been a mile to the southward. Tulngs looked queer for a time , but -we altered our tactics and cleared the rock. . "From what I have seen during the last six weeks I am confident1 oome mysterious current draws the vessel , loward the rocks. While working on the I aris wo warned numberless vessels ofJtho danger they were in. " DEWEY REACHES > ORT SAID He Arrived There on the United State * Crulner Olympla. I.nut livening. PORT SAID , Egypt , uly 13. Admiral De\\ey arrived here thlajevenlng on board the United States crulser Olympla. Mining ; Lcne * AloiiR'Kreiich Shore. ST. JOHNS , N. P. , Ju13. . Another evi dence of the British determination to force a speedy settlement ot-iho French shore question was afforded bjMhe action of the colonial legislature last-night in passing a bill granting mining leases along the shore. Mr. Morine , minister of finance. In moving the passage of the bill , ead he expected that within a few months , ailf restrictions upon mining operations along' thc coast would bo removed by 'the action ofithe British govern ment. Concluded Hi * Presentation. PARIS , July 13. Sir Richard Webster , at torney general o Great -.Britain , concluded his presentation ot tV t-rlt'Ii j , case foq ere the Venezuelan arbitration connnisslcn to- day. "In the course of his remarks ho said It would be a deathblow to arbitration if the courts sanctioned such claims as those ad vanced by Venezuela , as It would , in fact , imply that an unsupported claim amounted to a title. The discussions of the commission were then adjourned until Wednesday next. Common * Set * Up All Xlwlit. LONDON. July 14. 2 a. m. The House of Commons In committee is holding an all night session over the title rent charge regulating bill , the second reading of which was carried on June 29 by a majority of 314 to 176. The government Is forcing the clauses through by means of the closure. 4:10 : a. m. The bill finally passed through the committee , which rose at 4 o'clock. Mnrohlone * * of Sallnlmry III. LONDON , July 13. The marchioness of Salisbury , wife ot the premier and minister of foreign affairs , had a slight attack of paralysis yesterday at Walracr castle. She rallied well and Is now improving in health. Lord Salisbury was obliged to curtail the diplomatic reception at the foreign office yesterday , immediately after the receipt of the grave tidings , and took a special train to Walmer castle. Illrjelo Cuiie * Duke' * Death. BREST , July 13. The Schlesische-Zeitung declares that the death of the czarowltch , Grand Duke George , who passed away July 10 , was due to a bicycle accident. While wheeling over the hilly country about Abbas Tuman , In the Caucasus , the paper adds , a mishap caused him such loss of blood that he died on the spot of the oc currence. Tire Hrltlnli Ship * Wrecked. PERTH , Western Australia , July 13. The British ship Carlisle Castle was lost In a storm yesterday off Rocklnghain. The crow perished. The British ship City of York has been wrecked off Rottncst Island. Seven of the crow were saved , but the captain and eleven men are mlwing. SpeedIlcurlnK of Frnnehlnc IHTT. PRETORIA , July 13 , The Volksraad to day adopted the preamble of the franchise law , which declares the necessity exists for the Immediate adoption of the law , thus avoiding the three months previous pub lication required by the constitution. The discussion of the articles of the law Is In progress. Khedive Taking n Sen Trip. ALEXANDRIA , Egypt , July 13. The yacht 'Mnhroussa , with the khedlvo and khe- alvla en board , has proceeded to Clazomene In order to perform twelve days' quarantine before disembarking the khcdivla at the island of Rhodes and taking the khedlvo to Trieste. Klnaiiet'H of Spain. MADRID , July 13. The cabinet today , after a long discussion , accepted the offer ol the queen regent to assist the finances of the country by giving up another 2,000,000 pesetas from the civil list. Import * from tiermniir l ) < > ci'eae. BERLIN , July 13. Germany's exports to the United States for Iho quarter ended with Juno last were $21,000.000 , as compared with $24,500,000 for the corresponding quarter lasi year. VlfllniN of Olvrlll Wreck Found. CLEVELAND , O. , July 13. The bodies of two of the victims of the wreck of the steamer Olwill. which occurred off Loraln on the night of Juno 2S , were found floating to day on the lake by a tug. They were those of the captain , John Brown , and his young son , Blanrhard. Only two other bodies have thus far been recovered , those of Mrs , Cora Hunt , a passenger , and Frank Hipp , the watchman , Senrlet Fever FrlKht I * Over. WEST POINT , N. Y , . July 13. The scarlet fever scare has abated and drefes parade was resumed this evening. No new cases were reported today. BRFWER DEFENDS HIS COURSE Divil Service Commissioner Has Himself In terviewed by Reporters. RESENTS THE ASPERSIONS OF CHANDLER filve * nn Aeeonnt of 111 * DlalnlereMed nnd SncceRNfnl Service * Chandler Still Intend * to Make the Chnrne * AftalnM Hint. CONCORD , N. II. , July 13. The Civil Service commission investigation against Senator Galllngcr is over so far as Con cord is concerned. Commissioner Brewer gava a monologue to the representatives of the press who had reported the Investi gation. iMr. Drewer Invited the reporters to the suite of rooms In thn Eagle hotel , where the sessions had been held , and there ho spoke an hour and a hnlf In reply to charges made against him by Senator Chandler and Governor Busiel through the press. Senator Chandler was Invited to bo present by Mr. Brewer , but declined. Mr. Brewer stated to the newspaper men that when the flrst letter came from Gov ernor Busiel making the charges against Mr. Galllngcr ho was absent from Wash ington. "Had I been present my first suggestion would have been that the governor should put the charges In form and present them to the district attorney for New Hampshire. Inasmuch as they seemed to present a violation lation of the statute and not the commis sion's rules , the district attorney could have "brought them before the grand jury ot a federal court and compelled the at tendance of witnesses , which the commis sion could not do. "I have had nersonal acquaintance with both senators from New Hampshire for more than twenty years and I have been on friendly terms with them both. On account of those friendly relations 1 did not desire to come hero and try this case. I did come simply because I was ordered to do eo. Upon our arrival here my associates Insisted that I must conduct the proceedings. Th'3 ' l d'1 ' ' with as much vigor as I ever displayed In a trial In court. I have sought In every way to elucidate pertinent facts. I never have had a thought of screening anybody from trial or from conviction for any violation of the statutes. " No Statute Violated. In relation to the statement In the course of the investigation that he had himself con tributed to the campaign fund Brewer stated that he had never contributed one dollar In violation of any statute. "I have accom plished ten times more for the cause of civil service than Senator Chandler ever dreamed of , " remarked Mr. Brewer parenthetically. With reference to the fact that ho notified witnesses that they were not obliged to answer certain questions Mr. Brewer said he did only what any judge In any court In the land would be expected to do , Inform wit nesses as to their legal rights. As to Senator Chandler's request for his removal , Mr. Brewer said : "He knows nothing about my relations with the presi dent and no more about the civil service commission than does the man in the moon. I am not filling the position at my own re quest and through my own seeking , but "simply and solely because1 William McKln ley sent for me and" urged me to take it. If Mr. McKlnley should decide to take the advice of Mr. Chandler and Governor Busiel and should ask me for the choir I have-occupied , it would be almost as pleas ant to mo aa to Senator Chandler. I am earnestly desirous , as a member of the com mission and as a citizen , of having the law and the rules thoroughly , honestly and straightforwardly enforced in every state of the union. Senator Chandler and I have long been friends and will bo again in a few days , I doubt not. " Senator Chandler when seen later said that his position Is not at all changed by Mr. Brewer's statement. Ho will prefer charges against Commissioner Brewer , not on account of any personal discourtesy , but on account of the general misconduct of the hearing by the commission. TRAMPS KILLED IN A WRECK Three Arc Killed nnd Five Serlonlj- Hurt .V Woman In DKIIC ICicnpen Uninjured. KANSAS CITY , July 13. Three tramps were killed and five others were seriously injured today by the wrecKlng of a freight train on the Chicago & Alton road near Glcn- dale , Mo. The body of another man Is be lieved to bo at the bottom of the wreckage , which consists ot ten carloads of merchan dise , bogs and cattle. Perry Curtis of Atlanta , Ga. , is the only one of the dead Identified. Five were so se verely injured that 'they ' were sent to the hospital. They are : Pat Glohcrty , W. S. Balrd , all of St. Louis ; Ira Furlong , Spring field , in. , and J. M. McMahon. Chicago. All of them were stealing a ride in an empty stock car when the train left the track on a sharp curve. Among those In the car was a woman in male attire. She escaped unin jured. M'LAURIN HOLDS THE REINS HI * Klrctlon a * I'nlted State * Senator from State of Mllliipl I * Prnctlcnllr Certain. JACKSON , 'Miss. ' , July 13. Governor Me- Laurln has attained such a lead in the county primaries that his election on United States senator Is practically assured. Ho has eeventy'two votes in the primaries thus far held and only ninety are necessary to elect. "Private" John Allen has a total in the primaries of but twenty-two. Even If he were successful In carrying all the northern counties , which are supposed to bo solid for him , ho could not possibly overcome CMu- Laurin's lead. The primaries will not be concluded until September 7. Ex-Governor Lowery Is In the lead for the short term senatorehip , closely pressed by Senator Sullivan. Muuiinl Training School In Kentucky , CHICAGO , July 13. Mrs. N. P. Mccor- H > lck , widow of Cyrus H. McCormlck , today signified her Intention ot establishing end thoroughly equipping a manual training school , to be operated In connection with the .S. P. Lees Collegiate institute at Jack son. Ky. This Institute ts an auxiliary ( f the University of Kenturk ? and is located In the heart of the mountains In the "astern part of the state at the county scat ofvuut was once known as "Bloody Breathltt. " Dr. L. H. Blanton , chancellor of the Central University of Kentucky , came here today at the request of Mrs. McCormlck and the financial arrangements for the gift were j or- fccted. ICd lira for * of Colored Youth * , DETROIT , July 13. Venerable Uson J. O. Mitchell of Payne Theological seminary , Wllbcrforce , one of the oldest colored min isters and educators In the country , read a paper on "Love and Law , the Only Two HJghty Powers in the Unlrene that Can Harmonize Antagonizing Forces In the Moral Realm , " before the National Association of Educators of Coforcd Youth today. The as- Eociatlon and its friends took a trolley ride About tbo city this afternoon , CONDITION OF THE WEATHER Forcca. t for Nebraska Threatening. With Showers ; Cooler. Temperature nt Oiunlin > c terdnyi BESSEY SUCCEEDS MACLEAN Hoard of tlemeiit * l.leetx nn AetliiK Chancellor of the Mate l'nlverlty. LINCOLN , July 13. ( Special Telegram. ) The Board of Rcccnts of the State uni versity tonlg-ht elected as acting rhanccl- lor to take the jilaco of George E. Mac- Lean , resigned , Charles E. Bcsscy , dean of the Industrial college of the unhcrslty. This place was first offered to the senior dean , Charles A. Sherman. A committed consisting of Regents Klnuebcvcr , Rawllngs , Weston and Gould was appointed to recom mend to the board a suitable person fo ? chancellor. OPENING CHINA TO THE WORLD ImmeiiNe Alllnnee of IlrltUh and Amerlenit Capital I * Dedicated to the Kiiterirle. | NEW YORK , July 13. The Tribune will say : A business alliance of American and English capitalists has been recently formed which Is of unusual Interest and importance because of the leading positions held by these men on both sides , and the many mil lions involved in It , because the United States government is about to be nskcd to give tbo compact official sanction and moral support ; because England has already formally approved It and because the field of Its operations is beyond the jurisdiction of both nations. Announcement of this nlllunco was made yesterday by F. W. Whlterldge , of the firm of Gary & Whlterldge , who now fills the place left vacant by the death ot ex-Sena tor Calvin S. Brlcc. as chairman of the executive committee of the American-China Development company. The company Is ono party to the agreement and the other Is the British and Chinese corporation. This makes a combination of the most powerful companies In the world. The field of their activities Is China. The concession which ex-Senator Urlco PC- cured from the Chinese government for the American-China Development company con sists of the right to construct a railroad 750 miles long from Canton to Han Kow , ex ceedingly valuabfo coal mining concessions and other industrial franchises of less indi vidual but of great aggregate value. The British company had a contract to build a 180-mllo railway from Canton to Kowloon on the sea coast. The company re solved to pool their undertaking and the profit , the British company apparently got the better of 'the bargain , but their abil ity to sell Chinese bonds In the money mar kets of Europe- exceeded the ability of the American company to sail Chinese bonds In America or anywhere else to such an extent that the advantage is onfy apparent. MOLINEUX GOES BEFORE JURY Expert Testimony oil HnndvrrltliiR IB Coimldered , lint Proceeding * Arc Not Made I'uhlic. NEW YORK , July 13. The case of Ro land B. Mollneux , charged with the murder of Mrs. Katherlne J. Adams , was presented today to the grand Jury of New York county , despite the fact that District At torney Gardiner and his assistant , James W. Osborn , who 'have charge of the case , declared that It would not bo formally sub mitted before tomorrow. It Is said the grand Jury decided not to wait to suit the convenience of the district attorney's office , and summoned the wltneH.es on disputed handwriting engaged toy the prosecution ami defense. Experts David N. Cavvalho for the defense , and William J. Kinsley for the prosecution , were summoned before the jury. jury.The The letters signed H. C. Barnet sent from the private letter box in West Forty-second street and the letter signed H , C. Cornish , sent from the private box at 1640 Broadway , and the exhibits bearing the alleged slg- naiture of Roland B. Mollneux , sent from Mollneux's office In Newark , were submitted to the experts of chlrography. The proceedings were secret and will bo continued tomorrow. WHEELER WRONGLY QUOTED DonKhty AVnrrlor Made to Appear In H W run K LlKlit hy n Clil- I'nper. GRAND ISLAND , Neb. , July 11. ( Special Telegram. ) General Jcerph Wheeler passed through this city today and made the fol lowing statement : "I wan Incorrectly reported In Chicago as to the Philippine Insurgent army. In answer to a direct question I stated that I did not know the strength of Agulnaldo's forces and that the published reports of our officers In Manila did not state them. I de sire to state that no doubt these officers and officials in Washlnston are well in formed , but I have never had a conversa tion with any official In Washington on the subject and am quite Ignorant as to the ex tent of their Information. "JOSEPH WHEELER. " ROBBERS ARRIVEIN CHEYENNE Men Concerned In I nlon Pacific Hold- l li "iii-li the Capital of AV ) omlllK , CHEYENNE. Wyo. , July 13. ( Special Telegram. ) Deputy Marshal Mclkcljohn of Montana reached hero today with Dave Putty and Bud Nolan , arrefeted at Dillon , Mont. , June 20 , charged with several pon- offlce robberies In Wyoming and believed to be principals in the Union Pacific holdup on Juno 2. The men have been Identified by Postmaster Budd of Big Plncy , Wyo. , as the parties who robbed his office In August last. They have also been Identified as the men known in Wyoming as the Roberts brothers. They will be held here for trial In the United States court. Movement * of Ocenn Vcel * , .July lit. At Hamburg Arrived Patrla , from New York. At Naples Arrived Allcr , from Now York for Genoa. At Liverpool Arrived Auranla , from New York ; New England , from Boston ; Rhynlaad , from Philadelphia. At Bremen Arrived Rofand , from Balti more. At New York Arrived Pennsylvania , from New York ; Germanic , from Liverpool. Sailed Bremen , for Bremen via Southamp ton , At Qucenstown Arrived Britannic , from New York for Liverpool. DRAW A DEAD LINE Indians Make a Mark aed Dare a Whita Sheriff to Cross Over It. THREATEN WAR IF HE DARE TO DO If Palefaces Ponder on the Matter and Wisely Beat a Hurried Retreat. TURBULENT REDSKINS MAKING TROUBLE Swift Bear and Crowd of Bucks Resist Ar rest for Killing flame , CAUSE AUTHORITIES MUCH UNEASINESS Police nt Pine lllduc Ordered ( a Ho On the Lookout nnd Arret the Hand Mnurnudcr * Steal , from the llniichcm. EOOEMONT. S. D. , July 13. ( Special Tel- cErimi. ) Swift Hear , a Sioux Indian , and eight wagons with sovcral bucks , resisted arrest on Buck creek , Wyoming , for killing game contrary to law. Amos Dommlne. deputy sheriff of Con verse county , and jvosso left Lusk on Wednesday with warrants for the arrest of the Indians and overtook them at Duck creek Thursday mornlnc- After reading the warrants' the Indians refused to go with the sheriff and drew a line and told hjm ( hat If he crotscd It there -would bo war and backed It up with their Winchesters. There was a moment of great suspense , the deputies being clearly out of It , as the Indians were decidedly In the majority. Being outnumbered .tho sheriff went to Edgeraont to get help and papers for the arrest of the Indians In South Dakota , as they crossed the line. Deputy Sheriff George Miller of Edgwnont will go out with them la the morning with nn Increased force. Sheriff DemmlnK telegraphed the Indian ngcnt at IMno Rlrigo to have a force of Indian police go out to Intercept the In dians If they cot away from the Edgemont and Wyoming posse. It U expected the Indians will bo overtaken somewhere near the agency , as they crossed Cottonwood creek , near Edcemont. this afternoon , and are traveling for all there Is In It. The Indians have traveled over sixty miles today , but their ponies are still going seemingly as fresh as ever , although the deputies are certain they are nearly played out. out.The The Indians -went through the sheep herd of X. S. Tubbsthis afternoon and stole nil the herders' 'bedding ' and food. William Brack lost everything too had. V10f-.li.VI1 DEATH OF VlSl-COW "WOLF. Snlil to Ilnvc Keen Killed by " of Oinaliii Indian * . SIOUX FALLS , S. D. , July 13. ( Special Telegram. ) Additional particulars has reached hero concerning the violent death of Yellow Wolf , the- Rosebud agency Sioux. Ho was found lyingon the prairie , bleeding and senseless , and taken to Rosebud agency , where ho died shortly afterward , without regaining consciousness. Ono version Is that he was dragged ito death by a horse which ho had been riding ; another version Is that ho was hcaten. to death by four drunken Indians , who had secured liquor at Georgia , a small town across the reserva tion line In Nebraska. Yellow Wolf was a member ot the Indian police force and white endeavoring to quiet drunken Indians was set upon by them and pounded to death , according to Information received here. Ono Indian has been arrested as a suspect and other arrests are soon to follow. Tin I'renervlnEf I'lnnt. EDGEMONT , S. D. , July 13. ( Special Tel egram. ) The n. & M. commenced -work this morning on a tie preserving plant that Is to cost , $65,000. Assistant Superintendent Rhodes has Inspected the Santa Fc plant and will erect one here as soon as possible. The majority of the tics used on , the Burlington system are cut in the Brack Hills and Dig Horn mountains , and as Edgemont is tbo Junction of tbo two roads the plant Is lo cated here. It In the Intention of the com pany to have 1,000,000 ties on hand , and tracks are being built to accommodate ) this enormous amount of ties. The process Is simply embalming the tics with zinc. TOio * tics are placed In position and the zinc Is forced within 'tho timber , rendering It per fectly Imperious to the moisture or other decaying processes. The plant will give con stant employment to about ninety men. of th llarvent. HURON , S. D. , July 13. ( Special. ) Rain fell here this morning and , as a result , the atmosphere has become many degrees cooler and .crops are greatly refreshed. The Intones heat of the last five days wan very damaging to crops , particularly wheat. Many fields will not recover and the yield In this portion tion of the Jim river valley will ho materially reasoned. Corn is In splendid condition , growing rapidly nnd gives promise of an unusually largo yield , exceeding that ot lait year. Many farmers report rye and barley ncarify ready for harvest and iho crop , gen erally speaking , will be up to the average , while oats have suffered bccauso of drouth and will not be a large crop. 1'or f'lidctNhlp nt AVfNt Point , PIERRE , S. I ) . . July 13. ( Special Tela- gram. ) Congressman Burke has decided to hold the competitvo examination for the cadetshlp at West Point at Mitchell on tbo 2"th of this month. President Heston of the Agricultural college has been Invited to bo one of the Board of Examiners. Ap plicants will bo expected to bo present the evening of the 2Cth , as the physical exam ination will probably bo held that evening. The wool shipments from Hughes county stations up to dote this year have been 600.000 pounds , of which 600,000 pound * went from Plcrro. County , f . I ) . , Crop * I'lur. ARMOUR , S. D. . July 13. ( Special. ) In a flfty-mllo drive through Douglas county to day not a poor or Indifferent field of wheat or other small grain was seen. Rye will very soon bo ready for harvesting ; wheat , oats and barley1 are heading rapidly and the heads are large and filling well. With the Immense number of cattle In the country , a creamery within reach of every resident of the county and tremendous crepe in Im mediate prospect , this part ot South Dakota this fafl will ho more prosperous than at any tlmo in Us history. Wtlcle * of Incorporation riled , riBUnn. S. D. , July 13.-Spe-lal. ( ) Arti cles of incorporation have been filed for the General Novelty aod Maautaaurluc com-