Newspaper Page Text
The Omaha Daily Bee.
OMAHA, TIIintSDAV MOUNINO, A PHIL ill, 1002-TEN PAdlCS. simiu: corv nvi: i:nts. OPEN THE CAMPAIGN J 1i4 fv'fHM irons Mi in lUnta (Jrmf6D- 4 Mfl Mtift)C l Op-fiirt Wdg to Heft HnMorm! Cafrpsigio. IMiM PA fISANS TO ACT CAUTIOUSLY Uwj'wtfillj 8ft forth AonimmsTit. of rrt;i an Ififttl to Work. . t . tOmtM mSiDW ROOSEVELT sioaalor ralrfcanh lobes 4Mrese n4 lereelea) etltfc liafhnrsl eif 4plaaja" lallitrm nl let ilptl. I .I'MStl'Ol.lfl. April 21 M'irh oratory ml (iitriltn marked Ihe opening of the rtiilli'fi '! ntientlnn In Tnnillnson thin sfternoon. Henator Albert J. IteverMs delivered iin eloquent rlire. la Mh h outlined the principles upon hi-ti tha repuMlians nf Indiana will enter boa the reit rampalgn, and, slthougb the fninnil'iM on resolution tiaa not yet Tf- ,,rm1, li la ald that the plsnks of I be pin if r m will not vsry widely from tbe general etatmiits mad" by fenator flev-erl-lge this afternoon. TLa sneaker laid partlmlar stress on tha fait that this was lha opening convention of tha next national campaign and aald It fUhoevad tha republican of Indiana to look well to what they aald and did. aa tha? war In a manner to Mar.e the way for tbe cooreutlons which are to follow Id l her states, upon whltb the pollrlea of the republican, patty fur the next national campaign will In a large measure depend. nepaMlrana aa l.ff". Heriatnr HeTerldge began hla speech by declaring that tha republican party bad been aa conspicuous la lt ability to rule aa the democratic party bad been In Ita inability to govern thia country. The strongest oralnia In proclaiming tha vir tues of republican nile. he aald. were peaking today on the farrae throughout the republir. from the mlnea. from the factories and from all the great avenues of human endeavor. Then, after giving fig ures abowlng the wonderful atrldra In the fcatlon's foreign commerce, he aald: In the natloml administration we are Cio-relng u eesf nlly today Mnder th a.rlilp of one who succeeded to the Iireatdency under tragic clrcumstanree, a nynl republican, a statesman of ability Theodore ttonwevelt. Anil ojr etate ad ministration la ao good and ao aucceaaful aa to challenge democratic criticism. Our achievements In commerce have been great and never ao great aa they are to day. All of the activities of the American people In commerce. In the way of Intelll. genre and In the waya of philanthropy were never more active than they are to day. Ureat aa has been our commercial achievements, a much splendor aa we have or. rned and won In the war of commerce, we have given to the country, and that Is whr we will continue an uplifting force throughout tha unnumbered years before us. seech Approved at Walagtes. The senator declined to aay that be was the mouthpiece of tbe administration of 1'realdent Roosevelt, but would Dot deny that what be bad to aay regarding national liMire had been In a large measure ap proved at Washington. Trie convention was called to order by J. Y Uoodrlch. chairman of the atata com mittee. He Immediately called upon John Jt. Cwkrum, the chairman of the committee on rules and permanent organization, for the report of tbe committee. It provided that there should be no nominating speeches and that the names of candtdatea should bo presented when tha roll of eoun tlea la called. It recommended that Senator llevertdg be made the permanent chair tea a of tbe convention. Tbe report wis unanimously adopted and Congressmen Hemingway and Watson war eptolntod members of committee to sum mon Senator Bevertdge. Tha senator was greeted with chirrs when he appeared on the platform. There were frequent out bursts of applause throughout the delivery ef tha speech. During tbe two hours re spired for the delivery of the speech not a e legate left hla seat. Palrhanha Cireeioal with Cheers. There wsa a great outburst of cheers aa I Ha apeahfr concluded and then cams loud rails ef "Fairbanks." Senator Beverldge ratlel for the senior senator and aa Mr. Fairbanks appeared oa the platform ho was gr-te1 with loud and long continued t beers. la ekialng hla adtress Senator Fairbanks pai4 a warat tribute to tha memory of Wtl l afw VeKloley. Th i em ml t tee aa ere deat la let re ported la favor of the regular delegates la all of ths contests an J the report was unanimously !. e.1 A.Mree were mado by Coogreaamaa J taw a E. Wet eon. Jmes A. Hemeaway aad vy Tredertch Und:i of Wabash, who brought forth the loud theara by hat . aertio that he telleved la tie parry of Marh Maana. whe haj never lost a fight aa l aevse would lose ens. The ewrhwre ef appUue that met the ewe of Sweatee Hana waa fully aa gen erous ae aay thai a4 bees glvea dartaa; tie day. At the roaol.wlow ef Mr. LaaJIs' seL'h the aiiaventloa adjourned u at U i kM'h Thuradey aturolnsv CUEEN WILHELMINA BETTER Is Tahlaaj srtahawoss roolts) i lllatea L.mvw. TMK HVGIB. April 21 Tho rolls lag ui:i:a was tasiMl this aiomlag from 4 Uft T aa im WiiSfttlmm hud mittf night. Yi "M.1 tit in morning tvmp-Tittur tun- iun an,! in f-iiiipT of IHn ha tas . I ua"ui is taking aurhVlout T".' aft rou:i sullaiiin touail from Castle 1 auouLcitel tU4t her majesty a euadl t.usi Jii. tho imt euatiauoii satisfactory. nnmiais4 pihsss). rt.YwOl.TH Kua'aaJ. April 23-Tho 1 ' Jur 4nf1c uuo steamer. Deatat b U.h. whi'h tart Ne Yckra Ajril IT, fur rlvoui4, Cherbourg aud Hamburg, baa sa . iil i4ii4oit aai las soma of i ulv i !. wus) Its ndddt broken. wutsta u4 is svpociod; to rw. h tly- ! h at out a a. as. today. A froah aj ia Slowing from tho westward. BmkO) ka Blst gut. H'lMi fco.NtJ. Asril 3X The tBla have imI ' ris a us sA Wuug, hua, nfty mi: iwUo Sbs Ut irtat eargo B.au4a4 now. Th juiUS b RUSSIA PROPOSES SUBSIDY finance ttielefef Ilea a Man to mote Ms ftelldlea and hlppln. rro- T f FTrRSnt tin. April 5 trorre ioni!ne of the Assrn late.l Trees. 1 Flnanre Mlnlater Wltte hix devised a plan to promote h'p hulMIng and whipping In ftiii, whlrh contreta tbe palm of origi nality with the anrar regulation. Orand Iniki Aletandff Mlt haelovlch, who I" com petent authority In the matter, turned the prolet t over to the St. Petersburg Vedo moeti In ord Icr that It mtgr t.e freely rfla i Invites critic ''j 'ress blm pereonallr. t'Yv, neneflclarlea, under the C til Iowa, are to he Ruaslana e romrianlea whnne atnrk la held oni. 'h ' alans 1. Owners of new ahljis made In Rus. from Rtiealan materials, will receive fron, the government a non-Interest bearing loan to f'O per rent of their value, payable In equal twenty year Inetalmenta. 2. Plans and aper locations ef such ves sels, whlrh must be Lloyd's Aral-class, must be approved by the finance minister, and vessels exceeding 1.000 tons must make ten knots; emaller vessels must exceed right knots. 3. The government assumes Insurance risk up to two-thirds of the current value of a ship, charging therefor a premium of 2 per cent annually. Owners must Insure the remaining risk. The current value can never be taken as Ipes than half the original value. 4. The state will pay for half the fuel consumed, provided Russian fuel la used, on voyages to and from Russia, and on condi tion that the outgoing vessels are loaded to three-quarters of their capacity with Russian goods, snd, on return ships have at lesat one-half their spare occupied. 5. The same favor will be enjoyed by ves sels plying between Russian ports, pro vided, one-half the cargo Is of foreign going goods or that the entire Initial cargo Is salt, fuel, Iron or caal Iron from the Atores and Black seas to the Russian ports on the Pa UK-. 6. The subsidies are limited to eight years from January 1, 1904. Kevv Rellalnna Beet. Considerable attention la being given to a new sect which has gained many adher ents In the province of Perm. It la known aa tha sect of Jchovlets, though Its real name Is "Brotherhood of the Right Hand." Its declared purpose Is the reconciliation of all religions. Lately It baa assumed a char acter of pronounced enmity to -thf govern ment. This Is attributed to personal rea sons. Colonel Iltn, the founder, having spent twenty years In solitary confinement In a monastery Tor abjuring the orthodox faith. The Russian government and church as aume that anyoco who obstinately ptrslsts In leaving the orthodox church Is Insane or possessed of devils and sometimes exercise the right ol treating such persons precisely as they would dangerous madmen. Their property may be placed under a curutorship and their children under guardianship, while they themselvea may be I m mil r red In a monastery until there la evidence of re stored sanity, that la, until they declare their willingness to return to orthodoxy. Power Over the Poasaaita. An Illustration of tbe despotic power which tha local representative of the min ister of the Interior has over peasant com munities Is afforded by a report from Gooff, on Lake I'eipua, In the Baltic country. Two thousand peasants who took part In an election held In a volost, a wider peasant commune corresponding somewhat to a county, were fined 3 roubles because they refused to vote as this representative, calhd the zemskv nachalnlk, or rural bos, demanded. Those who did not pay this One were compelled to syend three days in jail. There Is no appeal. The official In question may fins persons up to the sum of 3 roubles without ths victim being able to obtain re dress. VOTES IN FAVOR OF TREATY I pper Hoaao of Danish Parliament Advises Sale of West ladles. COPENHAGEN. April 23 Ths Lands thing, by 24 to 30 votes, today adopted ths majority report on the treaty for tbe sals ot ths Danish West Indies to the United States. Ths treaty now goea back to tha Folkethlng. Tbs session of tbe Landstblng was one of tbe most sensational on record. The lie waa passed twits and charges aud coun tercharges were burled back and forth, while the opponents of the sale ot tbe Is lsnds went so far as to Impugn the accu racy of tbs United Statss department offi cial records. Tbe president ot the house twice called a former minister of Jus tice to order and be also left the cbalr and spoke Impasslonately against the ratt flcatloa of tho treaty. M. Jeosoa. ono of tbe opposition leaders quoted n private conversation whlrh he bsd with tho foreign mlnlstsr. Dr. Deuntier, declaring that the latter expressed himself aa being personally oppoaed to the sale. Thia tho minister heatedly denied. It was at thia atage of tho proceedings that ths lie waa paaaed. iUtro Denies tho Story. Former Minister Entrup. during tbe course of the debate, denied ths foreign minister's assertion that M. Eatrup, wbo la Ike leader of the opposition, offered to sell tbe l.Uada to tho United Statss in 1892 when ho lEstrupl waa premier. Tho foreign minlater then quoted tbe for etga relations committee of tha United dtatea seste en the subiect snd M. Estrup excitedly reiterated his denial, de- rlaring that the Stats department publl- ration waa wrong and that tho American who was In Copenhagen at that time must have eoaveyed a false Impression to Wash- ingtoa. M. Estrup sdmltted there had been some talk of a sale, but declsred be bad aever uado aa overture to tho United gtatea. The foreign minister finally read a tele gram from "0 citizens aud merchants ot tho Danish West Indian Islaada, urging the immcdiats ratification of th treaty, setting forth that tho condition of tho is lands waa critical and assarting that the seatlmant among the inhabitants was stroagly in favor of tbe aai of tha Islands. CONSIDERS WAR INEVITABLE 1 hist EaUsoe saisa orsU asiloa la Thai giaaalak ) Japatak Will (lata. VICTORIA. B. C. April 13. O. W. Utile, sdrtor ot tho .North Chin Dally News, in a Interview given bore, aaya war between Japan and Russia kt considered Inevitable, not oaly by tho Japaaoa. but also by tbe Russians, and all reaiduais on tha Siberian caaaM. Enormous areparaiiooa are belug ma4o si Port Arthur aud in diberla tortiQ ca'lua ar prograselnaj aAii truoys amiii, site! JaksMJh hi ia rasiljt. OLEO BILL BACK IN HOUSE Sot Likely to Be Changed in Many Partic ular from Senate Form. POWER OF AMENDING IS LIMITED Opponent Who Seek to Alter Amend ments Tacked on hr I pper lloase Lose on Kvery I'rop oaltlon. WASHINGTON, April 23. The house to day began consideration of the senate amendments to the oleomargarine bill. A special rule for this purpose wss adopted ,.. a vote of 1T.2 to T:i. By the ruling of ',Y hair the question of further imrnd V " the senate propositions was con- Hhln very nairow limits. Slow pi, es was trade. The opponents of the measure, who sought to modify tbe sen ate amendments In various particulars, were outvoted on every proposition sub mitted. At tho opening of the session Mr. Crae nier of New York rose to a question of privllrge and had read at the clerk's desk an article In a New York paper charging the New York members with be(ng "dum mies and derelict In their duly," in con nection with the bill for a new poptoflk-e building In New York City. The speaker ruled that the article read did nit constitute a question of privilege, but Mr. Crfccmer was given five minutes In which to make a statement. Thereupon he recounted what the New York delegation had done In the matter. Budget of Bills. Bills were paBsed to donate the spars of Don Juan du Austria and Aim Irani e Oquendo to the state of Alabama; to appro priate $20,000 of the funds of the Choctaw an 1 Chickaeaw Indians fur the relief of destitute members of those tribes; to pro vide fur trade statistics between tbe United States and Its outlying possessions; to grunt certsln lands to the city of Colorado Springs, Colo. Mr. Dalzell of Pennsylvania from the committee on rules, then presented the special continuing order agreed to by the committee some time ago to provide for the consideration of tbe senate amendments to the oleomargarine bill. Mr. Cowherd of Missouri vigorously op posed the adoption of the rule. Last week, he aald. the hoase considered a bill for the relief of the Cubana. The program was to be teara and sympathy for the poor of Cub a and sneers and taxes for the poor of America. amy Batter Went Is. As an Indication of what would happen when thia bill went Into effect Mr. Cow herd said that Immediately after the pass ago of the oleomargarine bill by the sen ate tbe price of butter went up 4 cents In New York and 3 cents In Chicago. Mr. Dalzell, replying to Mr. Cowherd, said the merits of the bill were not now under consideration. The order waa sim ply designed to give tbe houae a chance to pass upon Its merits. The rule was adopted, 152 to 79. When the consideration of the amend ment waa considered the chair ruled that the text ot the bill agreed to by both the house and aenate was' not open to amend ment. This ruling, made by Mr. Olmsted of Pennsylvania, who was in the chair, prevented the offering of many amendments which the minority members of the agricul tural committee deeired to offer. Mr. Wadsworth of New York, chairman ot the agricultural committee, Anally succeeded in offering an amendment changing the sec tion providing that oleomargarine free from artificial coloration, which Is taxable at one-fourth of a cent per pound, so as to provide that "colored butter shall not be construed Ss coloration." The amendment was lost by a vote ot SI to 81. CONDEMNS THE WAR METHODS Senator Rawlins I'ontlnaea His Ar- ralwnmrat of Administration's Policy la Philippines. WASHINGTON, April 23. Mr. Rawlins of Utah today continued bla apeech In the senate opposing the Philippine temporary government bill. He devoted tbe greater part of his speech to a discussion of the testimony presented to the Philippine com mission relating to tbe administration of ths "water cure" to natives and to other forms of torture inflicted on the Filipinos. He had not concluded bis remarks when tbe senate adjourned. During the early part of the session tbe bill providing for a union railroad station In Washington was under consideration, but no action was taken. During a discussion over an amendment offered by Mr. Patterson to allow all rail roads the use of the proposed station, Mr. Hoar became Involved In a wordy discus sion with Mr. Tillman, who charged that the Massachusetts senator bad been dis courteous to bim, at which be was surprised because the senator was always a stickler for good order, aenatortal dignity and de corum, and should set a high example that aenatora might Imitate. "But the senator from Maaaacbuaetts," aald Mr. Tillman, "habitually breaka certain rulea of ths sen ate, and be should make allowance for those ot us who have their folblea and shortcomings.' " At 2 o'clock the bill waa laid aaide. Mr. Rawlins discussed at great length the testimony presented to the committee on tbe Philippines and the reports made by officials to tbe War department. He pre sented many cuei of torturs of tbe Fili pinos, ot the burning of towns and of the Incarceration of Filipinos. All this, b said, wss done to carry to the Filipinos ; tho benign administration of the American i government. War. be said, was to be j waged relentleaaly and the artlclea of war were to be cast to the winds. The war to be waged was not to be a war of humanity, ! but a war without mercy. It waa unclv- llixed warraro ana wunoui excuse, Mr. Rawlins discussed the campaign made by Major Waller In tha island of Samar. under command ot General Smith. He salj that Waller's men performed the most tbaukless and unhonorcd task ever soldiers were railed upon to perform. He declared that the troops were ordered to make the Island a "howling wllderneaa." and kill everybody over tha age of 10 years. TO LAY KEEL OF NEBRASKA b..rir Utile Will Bo Invlled to Attend Demonstrations Over Xew btattlaahlB. SEATTLE. April 23. Plans are under way for the laying of tha keel of the Battleship Nebraska. July i. with elaborate eere monies. A big civio celebration la planned and If preaent arraagemeats ars perfected Governor E. P. Savsgo of Nebraska and staff will bo Invited to attend. Hit ia Miamilsslt. FtF.EPORT. 111 . April a -Hon. Robert R Hit was renoniiualad lul cuugrtsa bars to aay. END OF STRIKEJS AT HAND Street Car Trouble In n Franv'sco To De Halckly Seltletl S inpathy Is with the Men. SAX FRANCISCO. April 2.1. The end of tbe street csr strike lu this city appears to be at hand. It is generally expected that the conference of the officials ot the United Railroads with Mayor Schmitx and a committee representing the strikers, to be held Unlay, will result in an amicable settlement of tbe questions st Issue. The three issues Involved are a flat pay ment of 23 cents an hour for consecutive work, the reinstatement of men discharged because they belonged to unions and rec ognition ut organized labor In tbe adjust ment of future grievances. The strikers have succeeded, without resort to violence, In tying up all the roads recently pur chased by the capitalists known aa the Baltimore syndicate, and the belief Is gen eral that the meeting today ot the oppos ing Interests will result in the granting of liberal concessions. A significant feature of the controversy was the adoption by the grand Jury of reso lutions commending the action of the mayor In refusing to permit the police to help In the opening of the tleujj Hnd condemning tbe United Railroad company for the atti tude It bad adopted toward Its men. The board ot supervisors had already adopted a somewhat similar resolution. The labor council has endorsed the strike and nearly every newspaper in the city has editorially espoused tbe cause of the strikers. Pending a resumption of street car traffic, the people of the city are walk ing or riding In jolting wagons along the imminent streets, with a complacency that is surprising. At noon It was said that the conference between the strikers' committee and the railroad officials, which was arranged for by Mayor Scbmltz to take place In his office, is off for the time being at least, the railroad official refusing to treat with the rr.en In the mayor's office and demanding that the conference be held at the office of the company In the Wells-Fargo build ing. The men refused to go to the railroad office. Mayor Bchmitz is hopeful of getting one side or the other to make a conces sion as regards the place of meeting. CINCINNATI, April 23 It Is said today that the attention of the court will not be called to the action of Secretary Frank Morrison snd others until arguments arc made tomorrow on the application for the temporary injunction to be made perma nent. In the controversy between the en gineers and firemen on one side and the United States Brewery Workers on tho other, the American Federation ordered the engineers to shut off steam where non union brewery workers were employed after last Monday night. On Monday the brewery proprietors se cured an Injunction and the engineers and firemen yesterday obeyed the order of the court Instead of the order of the executive council of the American Federation. Jut before leaving for Washington lost night Secretary Morrluon ordered tho charter of tha local union of engineers revoked. The International officers of the engineers were then bere and after executing Morrison's ordsy they also leTt the city and It is today claimed that all of these general officers are in contempt of court. The englneera are working today aa miruh!:- ' HAZLKTON. Pa.. April "- .The Hazle ton mines colliery of liu Lehigh Valley Coal company employing about 500 bands, is Idle today bocause of a strike In augurated by the breaker boys this morn ing, following the refusal of tbe foreman to reinstate twenty of their number who had been suspended, the company i-Tlclala assert, on account of jlackness of work. GALE SWEEPS MILWAUKEE Hallroad Shops Are Partially Wrecked by Wind of Cyclonic Force. MILWAUKEE. Wis., April 23. Late last night the gale which swept this city struck the Milwaukee railroad shops at West Mil waukee, which were partially wrecked. The destruction of the steaming building, the demolished roof of the pattern and cab inet makers' shop, and flying planks were evidences that the storm was of cyclonic force. Thomas Rodeman was blown from a plat form In the Elmore coal yard and probably fatally injured. He sustained a fracture of ths skull. At Seymour, Wis., tbe storm 'blew down the smokestacks of tbe electric light plant, which took fire. Lightning struck the barn of Charles Zembeke, who was prob ably fatally burued. All his farm build ings were burned. A dispatch from Oconto, Wis., states. that the heavy wind storm last night wrecked twelve bams near that city. Numerous re ports ot damage also are received from the vicinity ot La Crosse. Intense Heat In Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA, April 23. The temper ature today was 10 degrees higher than yesterday, the thermometer in the United States weather bureau registering 69 de grees. This Is tlje hottest April day this city has experienced In over thirty years. DESOLATION IS WIDESPREAD Almost All the Towns ana Planta tions In Western (iiatemils Are Destroyed. NEW YORK, April 23. News of tbs wldespresd desolation and ruin caused by the recent earthquake la slowing coming lu. sr.yi a Guatemala City dispatch to the Herald. Almost all tbe towns, villages and plan tations In tbe rich western part ot the republic have been destroyed. The volcano of Chlngo, on the border of Guatemala and Salavador, has become active again. The volcano of Santa Maria In tbe western part of tbe republic, which la also in a atate ot eruption, has not been as active since the earliest Spanish settle ment. It appears to hate been the center of the eartbuuakes. FATHER AND SON MURDERED Chicago Grocer Meets Death In a Pistol Dnel with Hobbero. CHICAGO. April 23. Peter Fsfinakl was instantly shot to death, and bis llt-year-old son, Julius, probably mortally wounded, while resisting two robbers who attempted to loot the cash drawer In Fafinikl's gro cery. 4'J Bradley strtet, early today. Several hours after ths shooting Thomas Glynn, with a bullet wound In bis arm. gave himself up to the police. He said that be and a man named R. Smith had tried to bold up tbe proprietor of the stors and hla son. and that a revolver duel fol lowed In which he wss shot. Ha said he knew cne man was killed In the affair, but be was In doubt as to whether be or Suiitb did l&t kilUbg. ROSEBUD TREATY GETS DATE Senator! Eittredge and Gamble Continue fight for Tree Homes Provision. MAY BE FORCED TO ACCEPT SUBSTITUTE Senator ( Inrk Secures an Order from Secretary f the Interior for 11 e aortey of Land In the nisy Horn Itnstn. (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, April 2.1. (Special Tele gram.! The senate today agreed to take up the Rosebud treaty bill pending In that body Immediately after the completion of the union station measure, which now has the call. Senators Gamble ami Klttredge of South Dakota, who have labored Inile faflgably for the free homes feature, are hopeful tnoy will be able to retain thai clause In Ihe bill. Fulling In thai they will accept Senator Piatt's amendment, which provides fur the sale of the lands In Greg ory county, South Dakota, at the price stip ulated to be paid by the government, namely, $;.T0 per acre. A favorable report waa authorized by the m nate commit Ire on public lands today on Senator Klttreiige's bill allowing settler on the great Sioux reservation who mailc entry aubeequcni to March 3, lX'.if, hut who were coinpi lied to pay two prices for lands and theu had finally to abandon their claims, to make1 new entry in order to com pensate them for losses sustained. Itrminr) of HIk Horn I, and. The secretary rf the Interior today made a favorahle report upon Senator Warren's bill providing tor a reaorvey by the gov ernment of sixty-four tuwnhlps of land in the Pig Horn basin, Wyoming, kesur veys are declared necessary on account of the Inaccuracy of the original survey. Senator Clark of Wyoming today reported from the judiciary committee the bill in troduced by Senator Warren providing that the circuit court of appeals of the Eighth circuit court shall hold at least one terra annually In. Denver, Colo., or Cheyenne, Wyo., on the first Monday of September each year. Senator Clark bIho reported favorably a bill increasing the fees of United States grand and petit jurors from to $3 per day. Senator Clark of Wyoming Is sangjilne that the house public buildings committee, in reporting the omnibus building bill will include an appropriation for a new public building for Evanston, Wyo. He has been working energetically the entire session to secure this appropriation, a bill for the same having passed the senate several months ago. It Is expected the house omnibus bill will carry an appropriation of about $25,- 000,000 and all cities urgently needing gov- ernment buildings will be represented in j the bill. Postal Affair. These rural free delivery routes have hern ordered established In Delaware county, j Iowa, July 1: Delaware, one route, with j William H. Harvey carrier; area covered, i seventeen square miles; population, .i.i. Delhi, two routes, with Robert M. Bondu- rant aud William R. Furman carriers. Earl vllle, three routes; area, fifty-nine square miles; population. 1 75; no carriers named. Orpeley, two routes, with John G. Carroll and Edgar L. Farwell carriers; area, thir ty-six auare miles; population, .nr. Man chester, seven routes, with J. Bishop, Nel son Bishop. E. S. Heal. G. F. Bloodworth. J. W. Malvern. A. H. McGrew and . fc. Segwick carriers; area, 114 square miles; population, 3.310. Masonvllle, two routes, with William McCool and Norman Kenyon carriers; area, forty-four square miles; population. 005 Ryan, two additional routes, with Eliza A. Wright and Oliver M. Wright carriers; area, thirty square miles; population, 640. On tbe same date four routes will be established at Esther ville, Emmet county, la., with two carriers; area, eighty-three square mllea; population, 1,175; no carriers given. A postofftce was established at Circle, Fremont county Wyo., and John Landis commissioned postmaster. Postmasters appointed: Nebraska 8yl- vanua Johnson, Kllgore, Cherry county, vice II. Schultz, resigned. Iowa P. D. Gray, Beaver, Boone county. Senator Dietrich has recommended tbe re appointment of Albert Holmes as post master at Lushton, York county. Abraham U East of Jet, Ok!., was today appointed an ludustrial teacher at the Rapid City, S. D., Indian school, and Edward A. Grove of Ovid, Mich., appointed gardener at the Rosebud, S. D., Indian school. Emma Nicholson of DeSoto, Kan., has been reinstated as laundress In the Indian school at the Sac and Fox agency In Iowa. R. S. Sinclair of Cedar Rapids, la., is in the city. REBELS QUIT BOCAS DEL TORO Insnrsjcnts Are Driven from Town Wrested from Them by Gov ernment Troops. WASHINGTON, April 23. Secretary Long haa received tbe following cablegram from Commander McCrea of the gunboat Ma chlas, dated Colon, today: Bocas Del Toro. Colombia, has been evacuated. The former government peace fully re-established. Forces have been withdrawn. Their duty waa very well done. Shall await usual condition before returning to Colon. COLON, Colombia, April 23 The German steamer Herclnla, wblch left this port for Bocas del Toro several days ago, with reinforcements ot government troops on board, returned here this morning and announced that Bocas del Toro, which was captured by the insurgents April 18, was again in possession ot the government. The timely arrival ot the reinforcements on Herclnla aud tbe gunboat General Pluzon compelled the Insurgents to capitu late to the government forces. It Is reported that when the government forces entered Bocas yesterday they found that money bad been taken from the treas ury building. It is further reported that property of Chinese merchants at Bocas bad been looted. Plozon has left Bocas for Cblrlqui Grande to effect the evacua tion ot tbe revolutionists In that quarter. Machlaa Is still at Bocas. It la expected to return to Colon shortly. MINE LEADERS DENY DEAL gay Subject of Consolidation Sot Even Approached and Report Resalt of COLORADO SPRINGS, April 23. W. M. Wood, representing the Gold Coin and thi Consolidated Mines companies, and L. H. Glddings, representing tbs Ajax, Arm strong and Old King mines, today statel that they hava not enured a deal and have r.ot even been approached upon one In volving the consolidation ot their prop erties with the Portland holdings. These gentlemen said the plan was not l'caalbl-i because cf ths diversity of interest in olvd. ( CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER Fitci list for Ni'lrnik't li net nll 1'nlr and ill llirf. Temperature m Omaha rsterdmi I Inn r. Itei llnnr. Ilea n n. :t l a: I : i Mil ;in i it It. ni . i. in . i. in . i. in . n, m . p. m . I. tn l. tn . I. in . rJ VI Ml (VI KI Ml n n.t I a. T a. N n. It a. lit a. ni . m . II n . in . I it in ORMSBY'S COURTSHIP SHORT Vtarrlr Wo mini ltrr Short tnrrea. ponilcncr nnil Acnualnlauce nt Ttvn llonra. KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 23 ( Special Telegram i-Ia as than two hmira after tbclr litst meeting M M. Ortnsby of Omaiia and Mrs. Jennie E Turner of 2:17 McGee etreen. this rliy, were married this morning by Judge Luttrtil of the county court. Ormsby Is Mi aud tils brido is 45. Tbey will leave tonight for Omaha, where they will mskc their home. For npvithI months Ormsby and Mr. Tur ner have tven corresponding wlih each other. Matrimonial bureau, to whiih both of them had su: iheir named, gvc t tn in their first Introduction. Mts. Orim-by i then living ut Wilmington. N. C, wnlli! Ormeby's homo was In Omaha. From the large number of letters which reached Ormsby front different womeu he selected the one written by the woman who Is now his wife. It was the only one he answered. Mrs. Ormsby, too, received many replies to her application for a husband. Strangely etuninh, he wrote to Ornub , dis carding the other letters. The two letters, Ornifrby'a and Mrs. Ormaby'e, were written on the same day and mailed at almost the sumo time. Hit's reached Omaha when his arrived at Wilmington. It was hardly sur prising after this remarkable coincidence that the correspondence should have been kept up. The city directory gives M. M. Ormeby as a traveling man. WHITECAPS AGAIN AT WORK Tvtenty Masked .Men Cruelly Meat Knrtnerx, bravlna Them Kntnlly Injnred. NASHVILLE, Iud., April 23 Another horrible tale of whltecapplng has become known here. Early yesterday morning twenty masked men went to the home of Flnloy Stretchberry, aged 40, six mllc3 west of here and only a few miles from the horn of William Caldwell, who was al most murdered by the whltecappers night before last, and broke their way Into Strctchbi rry's houae. Stretchberry met them with a double barreled gun and emptied one charge into the shoulder of one of the gang. The whltecappers seized Stretchberry'a wife and forced her into tbe kitchen. Stretchberry was then beaten over the head with revolvers and clubs until ha fell to the ground. He waa dragged to the woods and tied and wh'pped until tbe blood flowed. The whltecappers then untied their victim, carried him down the road and tied him to a fencepost and again beat him. Stretchberry's wife, who was recently discharged from the insane hospital, be came insane from excitement and ran to a farmer's house. She was unable to make herself understood, but the farmer followed her to the place where Stretchberry lay. The victim was taken to his home and the doctors sent for. Both Stretchberry and Caldwell are at the point of death and Mrs. Stretchberry's condition Is most pitiable. The two whlte cappings occurred within forty-eight bours. UNITARIANS J0 CELEBRATE Western Conference to Observe Fif tieth Annlvernary of Found ing of that Branch. CHICAGO, April 23. Unitarians from the western conference., which Includes the ter ritory In the upper Mississippi valley, will gather in Chicago May 6, 7 and 8 to cele brate the fiftieth anniversary of the found ing of that branch of tbe church, which was organized lu Cincinnati. Opening on the evening of May 6, with an address by Rev. bert Collyer, sessions will be held continuously until tbe close of tbe jubilee, which will be marked by a banquet at tbe Auditorium. Unitarians of the city will act as hosts. Among the prominent clerical delegates to the conference will be Rev. Edward Hale, S A. Elliott, president of the Amer ican Unitarian association; E. A. Hawley of Louisville, Ky.; James Crocker of Ann Arbor, John Day of St. Louis and Jenkln Lloyd Jones' of this city. A number of rail roads have offered special rates and a large attendance Is expected. CEREMONY AT LONG RANGE Kentucky Couple Wedded by the lie of the tuns Distance Telephone. CINCINNATI. O., April 23. A Dayton (Ky.) widow and a Hopklniville man will meet today for the Drat time after having been married over the long distance tele phone. The telephone charges for the service 'were 23. The contracting parties were Mrs. Ger trude Gallagher, a young widow of Dayton, and Theodore Cohen, a merchant ot Hop kinsvllle, Ky. The bride, accompanied by her father, a slater and many guer.ts, entered a store at Dayton. Ky., and requested the use of the telephone. Tbe party took sesti around tbe telephone booth, and Rev. R. D. Harding took the receiver and asked for Hopklnaville. Ky. The bridegroom answered and the min ister propounded the usual questions to the bride and bridegroom. Tho ceremony occupied fifteen minutes. STANDS TRIAL FOR ANOTHER Kansas farmer rakes naarea on Penitentiary Sentence to Shield a Helallvc. WELLINGTON. Kan., April 23 It Is be- Moved to be tha intention of John Cum raingk, who bas acknowledged tba acci dental killing three yesrs ago of Anna Dishman, his 13-year-old servant, to take tba chances of going to tha penitentiary In order to shield soma member of bla fam ily. After be wss placed under bond hers today for bla trial next month Cummlngi' attorney made the statement that his client bad told him a story atiout Ihe glrl'a death that would free h i" '. Tore any Jury, the most remarkable la'.t m lounectlon with a murder that he had ever beard, but tbat Ciiiomluga bad aworn him to secrecy and tbat be wnr.ld staud trial. Since bis arrest the prUouer. who is a well-to-do farmer baa deeded bi farm to bis wlfsv. VICTORY FOR PEOPLE 8uprtma Court Grituti Mandamai Akml Apainiit Oitj OonnHl. CORPORATION FRANCHISES ARE TAXABLE riain Rule for (totting at tbe Valua Laid Town hy the Court. NO DEDUCTION OF DEBT PERMISSIBLE Statutory Provinion on Thi Point ii De clared Unconstitutional, NEW GUIDE FOR EQUALIZING ASSESSMENTS nlnra t on ml I nn Mast lie Mrnnaht ti the Itaala tdnplril inr Knllre I tun inanity l the Hoard. At 5 o'clock yesterday Vternoon II. ,.i preme court of Nrl.raska handrd dm.n an opinion granting the writ of mandamus asked for by members of the Omaha flea! Estate exi hango to require tbe city coun ell to reconvene as a board of rquallta Hon and reassess tbs street railway, the MS, wn'er. electric light and telephone compa niea In this opinion Ihe ret omnirudat ion of the ri f ree is not concurred lu. The opin ion covers every point and Is a clean vic tory for the Heal Ketate exchange. The court announces that the sett Ion of the statute whiih permit the iiuhtractton of Indehtednewt from tho actual value of a i orpotttlnn's property In order to obtain what. Is assessable Is um nnsl it utiniist, bull and void. It Is also laid down that the Hoard of KqualUation Is not prohibited from acting became the actual 'ash value has not been used as a basis for assess ment, hut, tho court says, the board must take the percentage of the actual caeh value lined aa a basis by the aasosaor sud see to it that property falling below that figure la brought up to It. A rule Is also laid down for determining the value of the Intangible property of the corporations. llnln nntl Opinion. Following is the syllabus and full text of the npini-iu: 8t;ite of Nebraska ex rcl Rhrlvtr & Morton an.ilnM Myron 1. Karr t al: 1. liuiti eeclL.ti til of the net Incor I'lirntlng metropolitan clll.i. It la the duly of the city council, sitting us a board of MUllxatliin, upon proper complaint, duly tiled, to hear evidence, conalier question's of comparative valuea and equalise aasesi mcnt. 2. bVttlnn 1, article IX. of the constitu tion reimlren timt fraiiihlrK of corpora tions Hhitll be HSMesei'd for taxation without deducting corporate Indebtedness from the value of such franchises. 3. That imrt of section 32 of the reve nue mt which requires the aseesaor to deduct the amount of the corporate In debtedness from the actual value of the shares nf stock to determine what shall be HHBessed as capital stock Is unconstitu tional and void. 4. When capital stock of a corporation has no market value, the "actual value " In th; setiao In wblch tbe words "capital stock ' are used In the statute lu enllM,i hv milling the value of the franchise of the coriHiratlon to the velue of its tangible property; frrm this should be deducted the value of the real and personal uronertv which arc assessed aa such and the re mainder is the value of the capital stock for assessment. 3. The statute reoulren ihnt nil be HMsessd at Ita fair value, but this does not prevent the Hoard of Kqiiallratlon from equalizing assessments when property In general in Ihe city hits been assessed at a ceriain percentage or lis fair value and upon et ninlulnt that the i in inert v r fr.n. hise of a person or corporation Is asaeeseif at a less proportion of Its value than tho percentage or value employed as a baals for asMesflng the property In general In the city, the board may equalize assessment by raising the assessment complained of to me same proportion or value at which property In general In the city Is aspersed. i. 'pillion ; The relators obtained an alternative writ of mandamus from this court directed tn me reepiinnenis as members of the city council and Hoard of KinmlliaiUn nr .. city of Omaha to compel them tn reconvene as a board of equalisation and consider and aci upon ine complaints or the relator alleging Inequalities In the assessment of taxes inr me year lwrj. The respondents made return and answer to the writ mil referee was appointed by this court to hear the evidence and report findings of fact and conclusions of law. I pon the riling of the referee's rennet the respondents filed exceptions to his find lug of fact and to his conclusion that the coats ought to be taxed milmt tha . spondents, and the relators filed exceptions iu ici tain ui rtia conclusions HI law. Alienations of Relators. It Is alleged In the alternative writ that "said tax commissioner dulv completed said assessment roll for said u'2 i ltv n, .n.i duly transmitted the same to the city coun cil i in rtjuttiizaiinn; iiiui Dy ealil assess ment roll so submitted to said city council for equalization the personal property of said Omiclut Street Hallway company was assessed kt En,uon. of said Omaha Water company at tn75.nu). of said Omaha is company at Mou.Urt, of said Nebraska Tele phone company at IHnOlu and of said New Omaha Thomson-Houston Klrctrtc IJght company al I117.50O; that no valuation or assessment whatever was placed upon or made against the franchises In said city of ony one nf aald corporations, but said aevtral franchisee were omitted from said assessment except as to said elecfrlo light company, as aforesaid, atthough eaoh and ail nf aald franchises are and then were of great value, that or said street railway company having a fair cash alua of, to wit. H.Ono.lOO, of said water company $1,ii0,0iO, of aald gas company I1.0Ui.uiO, of said telephone company tl.OHi.uiu and of said electric light company IliO.uuO, at said assessment, waa made upon property generally In aald city, except the property of said public service corporations, on a basis of 40 per cent of Its fair rash value; that said assessment upon ths property of said five corporations was and la about 10 per cent or the lair cash value of their property and franchises as will hereinafter more fully aupcar." That the relators duly filed written com plaints with the Hoard of Ktiuallsatlon to procure an equalisation of the assessment off the property and franchises of a I1 cJi poratlons, and that the board adjourned Wiilhout duly hearing and considering these complaints. The referee In his report, ufter stating st some length the tarts found by hint from the evidence In regard to the action of the hoard uoii the said complaints finds "that Ihe action nf the Hoard of Humilia tion overruling tho complaint", filed upon procurement of that Keal Kslute exrhanfe, did not estop the relators with reference to their live complaints and was In no sense a matter of iidjudtcatlon l lih tor bade Inquiry into the merits of the com plaints nf raid relators. I'pou aald live complaint I rind further that Mia action of tfie board In llxlng a time for the hear ing of the complaints by relators was a sanction of the siHhVleiuy of said com plaint In form ami ubtance. and that the conduct of Haocall. Mount, Trfli.i, Whlit horn and Kar-, who alone have an swered In this case, was capricious, wllfl. 1 and arbitrary with respect to the com plaint tiled by tha relators and that thereby said relator were deprived of lh' right to have reviewed the pr''e tings , f the said Hoard f Equalization with refer ence in their above conip alnt by eir r proceeding tor the want if a Anal Judg ment, and that therefore. Irrespective of the final rrault of llii action, urcuu i f other consideration hereafter to hv et forth the co of the can should be taxed gainst said Isaac BV lla all. Oavld T Mount, teuton Trout irr. William H Wl.l'e horn and Myron 1 Ksrr and Judgment remit red sccordtngly " This nulling Is est spied to by tha respond ents as noi being supiiorlati by the evl dnnce. We do not find it necessary i comment st large upon tbs evidence. It la umvieiit to Jutir th finditiB of th rtfeiec and tha exceptions to lus findings