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The Omaha Daily Bee.
DSTAJtLISIIKI) JUNK 1J, 1871.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MOllMNG, A Fit I L "25, 1002 TEX PAGES.
single co iy five cents.
KNOX ON BEEF TRUST
Attorney General Direct Injunction Suit
Tiled in Federal Circuit Court.
l STEPS TO RESTRAIN THE COMBINATION
Bases Hii Action Upon the Eetmlt of the
Eeoent Inquiry by Department.
tKOUGH EVIDENCE FOR BILLS IN EQUITY
; Bays from Investigation Trust Clearly Ap
pear! in Eestraint of Trade.
DIRECTS CHICAGO OFFICIAL TO DRAW BILL
Contemplate Artlen Mill H Bril
lader Attorney Oeoerere t'hugt
la Sorth District Clreelt
Coart of Mllaots.
WASHINGTON. April 24 Attorney Gen
eral Knox todsy made tbe following state
ment regarding the so-eslled beef trust:
"On April 4 this department directed W.
A. Liar. eaq.. of Washington to examine
Into, aa tar aa practicable, tbe public
charges to the effect that a combination of
tbe large meat dealers bad been effected
contrary to tbe provisions of the lawi of
tbe 1'nlted States. Thla preliminary ex
amination resulted la Instructions to Mr.
'Day and Mr. Bathea. Vntted States attor
tey at Chicago, on April 7. to prosecute
simultaneously, In Chicago and tbe east
and more partlcolar to examine Into tbe
allegations and proofs alleged to exist In
support thereof. From their reports I am
.satisfied that sufficient evidence la In band
' upon which bills In equity for an Injunc
tion can be framed to restrain tbs com
bination mentioned from further proceed
ings under their arrangements which
(clearly appear to be In restraint of trade.
I hare, therefore, in compliance with tbe
law, which provides: 'It shall be the duty
of the several diatrlct attorneys of tbe
T'nlted' States In their respective districts
UDder the direction of tbs attorney gen
eral to Institute proceedings In equity to
.prevent and restrain violations of this
set," directed the district attorney at 'Chi
cago to prepare a bill for an Injunction
against tbe corporation and persons who
"are parties to tbs combination mentioned
to be filed In tbe United States circuit
'court for tbe north district of Illinois."
FAVORS THE JRRIGATION BILL
Hot Willi fresa Arid Reslea Raw
Mr are to the Berder
tagr States.
WA8HINOTON. April 4. William H.
Cbadwick, chairman of the transportation
committee of tbs Board of Trads of Chi
cago, has written a letter to Representative
Newlands of Nevada, tbs author of tbe
pending Irrigation bill, presenting new rea
aone why this measure should be passed.
i Mr. Chadwt-fc 4dn the the states lying
east and north of the arid lands suffer enor
mous loes as. a result of tbs burning beat
kotu I ng from tbe arid quarters. Hs says:
In behalf of many Interests which will
suggest theotservae to you from ray official
'position 1 ask to call your attention to an
argument In favor of the bill now in the
bouse. The districts which compose the
"arid lands." by reason of the Intense, dry
rieet there produced, through the eastward
movement of all atmospheric conditions
across the continent, are and always have
ken s menace to all that great agricultural
country lying to the east and northeast of
.the section in question, notably Texas, Ok
lahoma. Kansas, Missouri, Illinois. Iowa,
Bouth Dakota. Indiana and Ohio. The tre
mendous losses experienced within the paet
twelve months by farmers, the live stock
Interests, the merchant and common car
riers are fresh In our minds. A veritable
calamity.
The great loss entailed through the par
tial failure of the corn crop and enforced
embetltutlon. on a large scale, of other
grain to supply the deficiency thereby
caused with wheat, rye. oats, etc., resulted
In tbe curtailment of exports to such an
extent as to be not only extraordinary, but
in some Instanoea, aa with corn, sensa
tional. The effects In the eastern or consuming
States are notable and scarcely any part
of the union haa been unaffected by the
conditions produced by the scorching blight
which, originating only In the arid region,
blasted the crops over a large and Impor
tant part of the "ountry.
0 We who aro directly affected by such
misfortunes desire to earnestly second the
txleavor to remove tbe constant menace
to prosperity in such a wide scope of terri
tory and ask for leglslstion to that end.
NEW PORTUGUESE MINISTER
S nred m gaata-Thyreo, Removed far
ailsg Prtastsr Table ( Presl.
deat McKlaler's Death.
WASHINGTON, April 14 Senor Tavelrs.
tbs Portuguese charge, has latormsd tbs
Stats department of the arrival In Wash
ington of Vlseonde ds Alts, tbs aswly ap
points Portuguese minister, who replaces
Sento-Thyrso. The new minister Is ex
pected to appear at the Bute department
tomorrow.
Prlvats correspondence makes It clear
that tbs formsr minister wsa a rlctUn of
misunderstanding which cost him his post.
It was always aa official mystery ss to why
bs left Washington so suddenly without
a word of bis purpose. It wss rumored thst
sis disappearance was connected In some
manner with tbe death of the lata Presi
dent MrKlnley.
It is now learned that the minister was
told at tbe White House when the lata
president wss bearing his end that bis
death bad actually occurred, a result of a
misread telegram. Tbe minister haatened
to inform bta govert-trenl by cable. Mr.
MrKlnley did not die until a day or two
later and tha Portuguese minister for for
eign attairs bad meanwhile unwittingly
cried a premature report, for which Santo
Tnyrso paid tbs peaalty in losing his posi
tion. SENATOR IN POLICE COURT
Clark of Hsslsss lerased of Aete
aaahlllaa; raster Thaa
Uw Permit a.
WASHINGTON. April 14 When fjena or
Clark of Montana arrived at the sensts an
tes todsy la bis automobile hs was inter
viewed by two bicycle policemen. They
aes-rted that be bad been exceeding tbe
speed limit of tselve m'.lee an hour. The
senator declared that be had not been going
m" re tbsa tea miles an hour.
officials requested that the chaffeur
appear at the police court tomorrow morn
ing and the seastor announced that hs
aould u so.
Hs slso sdded that he did not intend ts
violate any regulations, but ha did hot In
lead ts be subjected to unnecessary aasey
sates and would fit tit tbs case is las ana.
MAY CANCEL THE SUBSIDY
British Admlrsllty 4e Investigate
Legal ataadlna at New
Sble Combine.
LONDON. April 14 In the House of
Commons today the secretary of the ad
miralty. Hugh O. Arnold-Forster. replying
to a question said the admiralty was con
sidering the whole matter of si bsldles
with the view of defining the J 'he
admiralty In the event of . '0 ''t
arising, such as tbe suggested
combination. '..
When the present form of agreem.
was settled upon no trsde combinations
under foreign control were contemplated,
but tbe admiralty bad appointed a com
mittee to consider and report upon the pur
pose and form of the future subsidy agree
ments. Tbe admiralty In tbe meanwhile
had made arrangements with tbe Whits
Star line which precluded the possibility
of any of their armed cruisers or merchsnt
steamers being transferred to a foreign
flag without the consent of tbe admiralty
(Turing the unexpired portion of the ad
miralty agreements.
Important legal points were Involved, in
cluding the questions whether In the event
of war there was anything to prevent these
companies from substituting a foreign for
the British flag and whether the admiralty
haa the means of enforcing Its rights of
pre-emption or hire In such case, or if by
abandoning the subsidies ths companies
could claim that tbe right of pre-emption
ceased. All such points would be care
fully considered and tbe additional ad
miralty's rights would be ascertained.
It was aald thla afternoon that the pres
ent uncertain position of the Cunard and
other steamship companies In standing out
from tbe Atlantic combine was to some ex
tent due to the action of the admiralty, as
outlined by Mr. Arnold-Forster In tbs House
of Commons today.
TOWER ON HIS WAY HOME
tatted States Embasssdnr to Rassla
Esrsste Denies Alleged frwel
tles of Cossacks.
LONDON, April 14. Charlemagne Tower,
the Vnlted States ambasssdor to Russia,
has arrived In London on his way to the
United States. He will Ball for New York
on the American steamer St. Paul May I.
will go direct to Waahlngton to see Presi
dent Roosevelt and will return to St.
Petersburg after a short stay In Philadel
phia. Mr. Tower ssld to a representative of
tbe Associated Press:
I cannot discuss the reports of disturb
ances In Russia and the change of minis
try. However, you can aay this.' that the
reports In England are generally much
Sarbled and exaggerated. This criticism
oes not apply to the dispatches of the As
sociated Press from St. Petersburg, which
1 believe have done much to explain to
America the true conditions in Russia,
One reads here of savage charges of Cos
sacks upon unprotected moos, upon whom
they inflict knoutlngs and other hardships.
How mistaken Is thst impression I know
from persons 1 experience. A short time
sgo I accidentally got into a crowd on
whom Cossacks charged. They came rid
ing down, not very fast, with swords not
drawn, with only small riding whips in
their hsnds and shouting, "PleHSe pass
cn." I saw not s single trsce of brutality.
No one waa hurt, in our country I have
eeen police who had not the same con
sideration for more exalted crowde aa those
Coseacka. who are always portrayed as so
area. . No cavalry could have handled a
mob more gently.
Mr. Tower will be presented to King Ed
ward prior to bis departure for America,
TROOPS FOR BOCAS DEL TORO
Three Haadred and Fifty Soldiers
frost ran am a Reinforce the
reacefal City.
COLON. April 14 The United States
gunboat Machias returned to Colon today
from Roc as del Toro, where quiet has been
restored. This city was reinforced yester
day by 850 soldiers from Panama.
PANAMA. April 24. An American who
has Just arrived here from David, via Bocai
del Toro, confirms the previous reports
thst the ex-civtl and military chief of the
revolution. Bolts arlo Perraa, Secretary
Mendota and General Ramlrei, have been
made prisoners by tbe revolutionary com
mander, General Hen-era, for Insubordina
tion. WILHELMINA N0T SO WELL
High Traaperatare Admonishes Ph.
elrlaas that the Crisis Is
Ket Vet Passed.
THE HAGUE. April J4.-Tbs bulletin Is
sued this morning from Castle Loo says
Queen Wilhelmtna bad another quiet night.
Tbe patient's temperature is satisfac
tory and shs Is taking sufficient nourish
ment. A bulletin Issued from Castle Loo at I
o'clock this afternoon says:
Recurrence of high temperature this sft
ernoon makes It manifest that every care
is still requisite.
Mystery at the Vatlraa.
ROME, April 24. There Is considerable
mystification at tbs Vatican regarding tbs
reported United States mission to be ap
pointed to discuss the taking over of tha
lands of tbe religious orders In the Philip
pines. No one here seems to know when
ths mission may be expected, but it is
understood that tbe Bishop of Sioux Falls.
Right Rev. Thomas O'Gorman, Is preparing
tbs ground for It Tbers Is soms question
regarding ths character of the reception to
be accorded the mission. Ths pope, it Is
said, la desirous of receiving tbs mission
privately.
Brevet (esleresre te Held.
BALMORAL, Transvaal. Wedneaday,
April 2J. Secretary of State Relti of the
Transvaal, General Lucas Meyer, commander-in-chief
of the Orange Free stats
forces, and other members of their party
who arrived here Friday night lsst, bsve
concluded their conferences with tbe
burghers composing General Lucas Meyers'
command. Nothing bas leaked out regard
ing tbs result. Secretary Relti returned
here yesterday and proceeded to Pelters-
burg.
Passed ierssi Reading.
COPENHAGEN. April It Ths Lands
thing todsy passed tbs second reading of
tbs majority report ea ths treaty providing
for the aals of tbe Danish Weat India
ialands to the United States by a majority
of XI. Twenty-eight members abstained
from voting. It will be decided by lbs
Folkethlng April r.
Attempts te Kater Pelaee.
MADRID. April 14 Considerable excite
ment bas been caused here by tbe arrest of
a frenchman who attempted te enter tbe
royal palaoe. Ths prisoner gave the same
of Saury. Nothing but a prayer book was
found la his possession. Saury was banded
ever te tbe French embassy.
new ta hew lark.
SARANAC LAKE. N Y., April M -A
snow end windstorm prevails here today.
The temperature is 0 degrees. Yesterday
It was 7tt,
VIGOROUSLY OPPOSE TRUSTS
Indiana Republican Contention Condemns
Unfair Combination of Capitol
POLICY OF PRESIDENT IS APPROVED
Somlaate a State Ticket Beginning
with Secretary of atate. Without
Prslsngeil Contests ta
Break Harmony.
I State.
....DANIEL E. STORMS
Audit
Treasurer
. DA V IDE. 8 H E R R i C K
N. L HILL
Clerk of the Supreme Court
ROBERT A. BROWN
Superintendent of Public Instruction
F. A. COTTON
Judge of Supreme Court
JOHN H. G1LLETT. Hammond
Judges of Appellate Court
vt. D. ROBINSON. Princeton
WILLIAM J. HANLET. Rushvllle
JAMES D. BLACK. Indianapolis
...DANIEL W. COMSTOCK., Richmond
U. Z. WILEY. Fowler
FRANK S. ROB Y, Auburn
State Statistician
B. F. JOHNSON, Fowler
State Geologist
W. H BLOTCH LEY, Indianapolis
Attorney General
CHARLES W. MILLER, Qoshen
INDIANAPOLIS. April 24. The repub
lican state convention adjourned tonight
after nominating the above ticket.
The first business was tbe presentation
of the report of the committee on resolu
tions. Tbe committee wss not able to re
port promptly because It was unable to
agree even aa late as 8:30 upon some of the
planks. There waa a hot fight over tbe in
sertion of the clause Indorsing the gold
standard. It had 4een decided to advocate
a plank in which some members of the
committee thought they could detect an ap
proval of bank asset currency. It was
stricken out after a lengthy debate and tbe
plank found In tbe platform was adopted.
The resolutions committee reported at 9:45.
Tbe report was read and unanimously
adopted. It was as follows:
Declaration of Princlpies.
The republicans of Indiana, In convention
assembled, hereby make declaration ot the
loliowlng party principles:
We cordially attirm the platform adopted
by the republican national convention at
tnlladelphia in liso and pledge anew our
aonerene to tbe prlncipiee there an
nounced. The party Is to be congratulated that It
enters the campaign united and harmoni
ous. We view with pleasure the unprecedented
measure of prosperity whim prevails
throughout the entire country, the rich
fruit ot republican policies ana republican
administration, snd we deprecate every
effort to overthrow .ie lawa and the ad
ministration under which such results are
accomplished.
We mourn the death of our great leader
and president. William McKinley. He was
sn iueal cltlsen. a statesman of profound
wisdom, a patriot of the most exalted
purpose. He was beloved beyond all others
oy ail the people. The country under his
administration attained a degree of un
paralleled prosperity snd won the highest
prestige among the nations of the earth.
The civilized world shares in our sorrow,
iiis name and services are a part of the
splendid and enduring history ol the re
public. in the death of General Benjamin Harri
son the nation bas lost s brave soldier
and one of its purest, wisest and most
trusted statesmen and Indiana its moat
Illustrious cltlsen. General Harrison left
to his country a rich legacy ot good deeds
flene. We revere his memory and -mourn
bis loss.
Tbe republicans of Indiana express their
profound sorrow upon tn death of Gov
ernor James A. Mount illi personal life
and character, his patrlotie rvlcea as a
soldier in the war for tse union and his
unselfish loyalty to his commonwealth
make his name one of reverence and grate
ful memory.
Cordially Endorse Rowaevelt.
We cordially endorse the able and patri
otic administration of President Roosevelt.
Bucceeulng to the presidency under tragic
circumstances and persuing the policy of
ina Illustrious predecessor, he at once 'won
the confidence and approval of the Ameri
can people. SS e are proud of his courage,
hia purity and his devotion to the Inter
ests of the entire country, and pledge him
the earnest support of the republicans ul
Indiana in all hut efforts to continue and
advance the prosperity of the people at
home and the glory of the republic aoroad.
We are gratified that Cuba will soon pass
to the control ot Its own people and that
a new republic has arisen upon the ruins
of monarchy. We favor just and liberal
reciprocal relations between the 1 Hit ed
Stales snd tbe republic of Cuba, which, by
the valor of American arma and the wis
dom of American statesmanship, la added
to the family of natlona.
We approve the course the administra
tion haa taken In establishing peace and
civil government in the .Philippine islands.
We oppose those who try to resist the
authority of the United States, whether
they are openly in arms in the Philippines
or secretly or openly In the United folates
and In aytnpathy with the enemy. We
favor the doctrine that American sov
ereignty must be resected within the
United Static and all territory under Its
jurisdiction.
We favor the establishment of absolute
peace In the Phllipplnea and the erection
of civil government therein. We insist
that the people ot the Islands shall be given
!m leased participation In the administra
tion of their domestic affairs ss they shall
aemonrtrat" Intelligence and capacity lor
self-government.
Are Opposed to Tresis.
We are opposed to all trusts or com
binations of capital whose purpose or effort
ts to restrict business or control prices.
And we especially denounce those whose
tendency it is to increase the cost of living
and the necessaries of lite. We favor legis
lation to prevent auch abuses. W-j approve
the sincere and determined &rt of Presi
dent Roosevelt to enforce the lawa against
illegal combinatlona in restraint of trade
and demand that administrative officers,
state snd national, shall enforce the laws
in the most vigorous manner, so that legiti
mate competition shall not be embarrassed
or destroyed.
Ws adhere to the policy of protection.
Under it our Indus I rice have developed and
tbe hope of labor has been increased snd
wages maintained at a higher rate than
would have been otherwise possible.
We favor the extension or our msrketa
through carerully guarded reciprocity ar
rangements with other countries wherever
It can he done without "Interrupting our
home production." While we favor such
modifications of the tariff schedules from
time to time as are reujired by changing
coiidltiona we insist hat such changes
shall be made in line with the fundamental
principal of protection. '
Our faith In the gold standard haa been
amply Justified by the wonderful strides of
American Industry and commerce sines its
adoption.
We are gratified that republican diplom
acy has secured the abrogation of the
Ciayton-Bulwer treaty, enabling the gov
ernment to proceed with the conetrucilon
of a ship canal between the Atlantic and
pscirtc oeesns under authority of tha United
fetteles and protection of our flag.
We favor the moat atringent national and
state legislation to suppress snarrhy.
We approve the announcement bv con
greae of leg.slation which will oebar Chinese
irom gaining admission to the United
States to the Injury of American labor, and
we demand the enforcement of Immigration
lawa which shall exclude all unworthy and
undesirable emigrants, whose presence
mnaA our ritiaeimhiu or Inlura m . .
workers. I
We retogr.lse as a continuing obligation
the debt grallluda due from the republic
tu the sorters and sailors, whose valor
saved the life of tbe nstlon and those who
won glory for lu flag in Mexico, in the
recent war with Spain. In the Phllipplnea
and in China. ,A proper recognition of the
sscrsd obligation demands tht liberal pro
vision be made by penaiuo for the disabled
survivors of the veterans and the wtduas
and heipless orphai.a of lliuas who ars
dead.
tar Strikers Still oat.
SAN FRANC1BY. April St. Tbe officials
of the United Railroads had not up to 10
o clock thla morning submitted to the strik
ing csr men the terms under which the
strikers will be sgaln taken Into the em
ploy or ti.e company. Ouiy the
are running today.
RAWLINS ON THE FIRING LINE
t'oallaaes Hla Animated waeeehra en
Philippine Rflt. Drssssrlsg
Chaffee la Rltter Terms.
WASHINGTON, April 24 Just before tbe
senate adjourned today Mr. Rawlins of
Utah concluded his speech in opposition to
the Philippine government bill. As on
previous days he devoted msch of his time
today to ronelderaCon of the testimony
taken before the Philippine committee. He
analysed the testimony In connection with
orders Issued by the War Jepartaaeot and
by general officers in the Philippines He
was particularly severe In his denuncia
tion of General Chaffee for tbe orders he
had Issued in carrying oat tbe policy of
the government. He declared in con
clusion that tbe United Slates would resp
a whirlwind of misfortune and disaster
as a result of its policy In tbe Philippine
islands.
The senate passed several nnobjected-to
measures of minor Importance and a large
Dumber of private penetoa bills.
A bill wss reported from the ludirisry
committee and passed providing that cer
tain clerical defects in nsturallxstton rases
In territorial courts that have gone out of
existence may be remedied on proper hear
ing. Bills then were passed as follows: Fix
ing the fees of jurors and witnesses In
the United States courts In Wyoming; to
provide for the purchase of a site snd the
erection of a public building thereon In
the city of Washington to be used for a
hall of records and Indicating an appro
priation of 11.000,000 for' the purpose; au
thorizing an Increase of pension in cases
Involving total deafness; authorizing cities
and towns of Indian Territory of I.0O0
population or more to Jeeue bonds and
borrow money for tbe construction of water
works, the building of schoolhouses. etc.;
making the provisions of the act of con
gress approved February SS, 1891, relating
to public lands applicable to tbe state of
Utah; authorizing the appointment of a
commission to distribute- $500,000 of tbe
funds of tbe Choctaw and Chickasaw na
tions of Indiana among indigent members
of those nations. Also thirty-six private
pension bills.
At 2 o'clock tbe Philippine government
bill was taken up and Mr. Rawlins con
tinued bis speech in opposition to It. He
quoted from tbe testimony of General Mac
Arthur before tbe committee on Philip
pines In accounting for the disproportion
of the killed and wounded among the Fili
pinos. General MaeArtbur's explanation
was: "It arises from the fact that our
soldiers are trained in tsrget practice. In
other words, they know bow to shoot- Tbe
Filipino soldiers do not know bow to shoot."
The explanation made by General Mac
Arthur was not satisfactory, in the opinion
of Mr. Rawlins. Tbe seaa tor ' explanation
was this:
"Our troops were directed not to encum
ber themselves wltb prisoners and aot to
burden themselves with tbe wounded. The
Filipinos were swept from the fsre of tbe
earth. This was In execution of the pro
gram to make of tbe Vlsayan district a
bowling wilderness and to exterminate all
tbe people over the age of 10 years."
At length Mr. Rawlins quoted tbe orders
Issued by general officers Id the Philip
pines. He. waa Interrupted by Mr. Car-mack-
of Teaaeeseev who (Ji.Selea sartloo
lsr attention to this pbraee In one of Gen
eral Chaffee's orders: "I do not urge In
human conduct."
"It strikes me." suggested Mr. Carmark,
"that General Chaffee should have said:
'I forbid lnbuman conduct.' "
Mr. Rawlins sharply criticised General
Chaffee and denounced him as a "dastard
villain who baa brought dishonor upon tbe
American name and tbe American people."
ACCEPT SENATE AMENDMENTS
Hoaae Members Agree oa Revised
Oleomargarine Rill and Mend
It to Conference.
WASHINGTON. April 24 The house to
day sent ihe oleomargarine bill to confer
ence after agreeing to tbe senate amend
ments with eome modifications suggested
by the agricultural committee. The oppo
nents of tbe measure offered a number ot
amendments, thj principal one of which
was designed to place renovated butter on
tbe same footing with oleomargarine, but
they were overwhelmingly voted down.
The latter part of the day was devoted
to the agricultural bill.
Mr. Wadswortb of New York, In charge
of the bill, made a brief preliminary state
ment of the bill, which he explained car
ried $5,158,570, an increase of 1576.150 over
the current law. The largest increases
were those for tbe weather buresu and
tbs bureau of plant industry, each about
$100,000.
Mr. Fox of Mississippi, availing himself
of tbe latitude allowed in general debate,
discussed the question of restricted suffrage
in the south with especial reference to tbe
constitution of bis own state, which be de
fended. He argued that Mississippi hsd
done the wise and patriotic thing and de
served the Commendation of tbe country.
If It bad incurred the penalty of reduced
representation in congress, be said Mis
sissippi would "take its mdlclne" before
It would surrender its civilization.
SOAKING RAINS IN KANSAS
Welcome Preelpltn t lea at Emnwrta,
Fort Seatt, Chaaate aad
Independence.
KANSAS CITY, April 24 Good soaking
rains are falling today at Emporia, Fort
Scott. Cbanute and Independence, Kan.,
wltb prospects that they will continue all
day.
Showers and light rains were reported to
have fallen last nlgbt at other Kansas
points.
FIVE MORE BODIES FOUND
Rei
alas City ef Ptttahara; Victims
Recovered la River aad One
la Ideatiaed.
CAIRO. 111., April 24. Five more bodies
were found la tbe river a short distance
below tbe wreck of the steamer City ot
Pittsburg today. One was identified as that
cf Patrick Burks of Owensboro, Ky. Tbs
other four were those of negroes.
ROBBERS BLOW RAILROAD SAFE
Citlseas Areaeed by the Eaplostea aad
Thieves Leave Wttheat fcel
tisg Mneh Booty.
HARVARD. Neb.. April 15. ( Special
Telegram.) About 12 45 robbers broke Into
the Northwestern depot and dycsmltsd
tbe safe. Two explosions were heard. Tbs
alarm was Immediately gives by ringing
tbe fire bell. A lsrgs number of people
gathered. Tbe robbers Bed without secur
ing much of value.
WHAT THE CATTLEMEN WANT
Some Arrangwment bj winch They Can
Uae the Public Lands.
NOT INSISTENT ON BOWERSOCK BILL
Victor Rosrwater Talks Polities with
President' Roosevelt and Files
Papers la Winnebago
Case.
From a Stsff Correspondent. i ,
WASHINGTON. April 24 iSpeclsl Tele
gram ) A delegation of cattle growers of
Nebraska, representing an ownership of
upward of 500.000 head of rattle west of
the 100th meridian, are in Washington for
tbe purpose of securing legislation looking
to the leasing of the public domain for
cattle growing purposes. The delegation,
which is decidedly republican in character,
is made up of Bartlett Richards of Ells
worth, vice prerident of the American
Cattle Growers' association; A. M. Modisett
of Rushvllle. vice president of the
Nebraska Storkgrowers' association;
Charles F. Coffee of Chadron, demo
cratic member of tbe legislature;
E. C. Harris, a banker of Chadron;
Dan Hill of Gordon and William Ferdon of
Valentine. Tonight this delegation of cat
tle growers held a conference with the
senators snd representatives from Ne
braska, all of whom were present with the
exception of Mr. Mercer, at which they
outlined their desires. They want legisla
tion enacted which will enable them to
secure Uae right to graze upon tbe public
domain, which they have heretofore used
for like purposes without the payment ot
any rental whatever.
"We do not ask the privilege of grazing
cattle on the public domain without tbe
payment of some charge," said Mr. Rlcb
ards, who is acting as spokesman of tbe
delegation. "We are willing to give the
government an equitable return for the
privileges granted, but in doing so we wsnt
congress to give us a ststus which will
secure tomethlng like stability for our en
terprise." What Cattlemen tl'sst.'
Asked if the cattle growers favor the
Bowersock bill, Mr. Richards replied: "We
are not here for tbe purpose ofndvoratlng
the Bowereotk or any ether measure pend
ing before congress. The object of tbe
delegation In coming to Washington at this
time la to present the facts concerning tbe
cattle business ot Nebraska as they exist.
"We Intend to go before committees of
the senate and bouse to ask that legisla
tion be enacted which will result in giv
ing tbe cattle growers of tbe weat a stand
ing before tbe interior department and
which will assure an equitable adjustment
of our rights without infringing In any
way whatever upon the rights of tbe fed
eral government. If this can be done
through the medium of the Mlllard-Bower-sock
bill, then we favor that measure.
If it can be accomplished j trough some
other bill, then we stand ready to give
that eur undivided support. It is tor con
gress to say what the limitations should
be." Tbe delegation will appear betora the
senate' subcommittee on publio lends, ac
companied by Gamble of South Dakota,
Dietrich and Glbaon of Montana in tbe
morning. On Saturday they will be ac
corded a hearing before the house com
mittee on public lands, of which Major
Lacey of Iowa is chairman.
Victor Koaewater Sees President.
Previous to bis departure for Omaha
Victor Rosewater of The Bee had an ex
tended conference with President Roose
velt on political mattera in Nebraska. Tbe
president was extremely anxious to ascer
tain the sentiment regarding Cuban reci
procity in the stale and also whst tbe re
publican chances were for tbe election ot
a full congressional delegation. Mr. Rose
water left this afternoon for the west and
was accompanlel by Mr. H. C. Lindsay of
Pawnee City, chairman of the republican
state committee, who bas been In Washing
ton for several days In conference with
Senator Dietrich on matters affecting re
publican Interests In the South Platte
country.
Mr. Rosewater also delivered to Acting
Commissioner of Indian Affairs Tonner be
fore bis departure some supplementary
proofs of the methods in vogue and the dis
honest deals by speculators In Indian lands
and the scandalous moral conditions on tbe
Winnebago reservation In Thurston county,
Nebraska.
Pashlas: Sanitarians Bill.
Members of tbe South Dakota delegation,
together with Captain Palmer, had an in
terview with Speaker Henderson relative
to tbe Hot Springs sanitarium bill. Tbe
speaker called into the conference Repre
sentative Dalzell of tbe rules committee
and Chairman Cannon of tbe committee on
appropriations. The South Dakots delega
tion asked that consideration be given the
bill and emphasized tbeir request with tbe
statement that tbe people of the west de
sired that the bill become a law, the vet
erans baring no weatern home to wbirn to
report except Leavenworth.
The speaker, while admitting tbe force
of tbe argument, withheld his decision un
til later. The South Dakota people, how
ever, felt that tbs bill Is not lost by any
mesne and they ars hopeful that tbe press
ure which la now being brought to bear
upon Colonel Henderson will result favor
ably. After the conference with the
speaker Captain Palmer, realizing that
there was nothing more to be done at pres.
ent to hasten tbe bill along, left for Omaha.
Representative Burkett ssld today that
be bad secured an order for establishing
rural free delivery routes from Stella and
Falls City, two carriers being appointed
from the former' place and four from the
latter.
Senator Millard bas recommended' tbe
establishment of a post office at Prltchsrd,
Blaine county, wltb Mary S. Prltchard aa
postmaster. He also recommended Mrs.
Ellen C. Taylor as postmaster at Boone,
Boone county, vice ber husband, deceased.
Aatalra ef the Army. j
Brigadier General E. H. Crowder. judge
advocate of tbs Department of the Lakes,
on June 1 will become assistant to Judge
Advocate General Davis, taking the place
which was tendered him a year ago, but
which be was compelled to decline on ac
count of bia health, desiring to remain la
tbe wrest until be bad recovered from his
Philippine service.
Captsln J. R. Lynch, paymaster, and
Major J. C. Muhlenberg were ordered to
report to tbe general commanding the De
partment of the Missouri Immediately after
tbe muster of troops in Cuba, April SO, cr
as sooa thereafter as tbs secretary of war
may decide to relieve them. Captsln Lynch
Is one of the few colored me a who ever
sat In congress, having served In ths lower
house from Mississippi. Hs Is ssld to be
ons of tbs brightest paymasters of tbt
(Contiaaet Second Page.)
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast fr Ncbrnska Sowers, Cooler
W est, W srmer East Portion.
Tewtperntnre nt Omaha Vesterdayt
Hoar. Pes. Hear. Pea.
1 a. m 4T 1 p. m
a. m 4l p. m T
T a. tn 4H 31 p. mi Tt
Ma. m fio . ra Til
It a. m tVt IS p. in Tt
III s. si Ml H s, is !
11 n. m MI 7 p. m
12 at 04 M p. m W4
f p. n M
NO ATTEMPT TO RESUME
Pateraoa Dye Hoases Remain Closed
aad There la o Farther
Disorder.
PATERSON. N. J.. April 24 The opera
tors of silk dye bouses made no general at
tempt tc resume business this morning and
no disorder occurred in any of tbe strlki
districts. Many of the striking helpers ap
peared in tbe vicinity of the shops which
they quitted to enforce their demand for
higher wages, but they made no demon
stration of any kind.
The largest crowd gathered about tbe
hall at Riverside used by the strikers,
where s meeting had been called for 10
o'clock. They stood about discussing the
situation and were orderly. The police re
serves assembled at o'clock and were
placed In positions to be quickly available
for any Bervlce that might be required. Re
ports given out at police headquarters were
that the strikers were entirely orderly snd
that no further trouble was anticipated.
The employers have not vet clearly Indi
cated their position toward the strikers. It
wss expected thst they would meet during
the dsy for further discussion snd also thst
they would discus the demands with shop
committees representing tbe strikers.
At the works of the Wiedmann Silk Dye.
Ing snd Finishing company it was stated
that forty mm were at work and that some
of them bad come in and resumed their
places despite thtests that they would be
killed If they did so. Strikers were watch
ing tbe plant and there wss some fear that
there might be another clash there. The
police have been rautioned to exercise the
greatest care and to use their revolvers
only when there is a grave danger of per
sonal Injury or to protect others from seri
ous attacks.
STOCKTON LAID TO REST
Remains of Rmlnrnt Aathor Viewed
la Philadelphia by Haadreds of
Admirers aad Associates.
PHILADELPHIA. April 14. The funeral
of Frank R. Stockton, the humorist, lec
turer and suthor. who died in Washington
last Sunday, took place todsy from the
tome of his sister in this city. Services
were held In St. Philip's ProteBtant Epis
copal church.
Hundreds who had known and loved Mr.
Stockton in life viewed the body and for
several hours a sorrowful procession com
posed of men of letters, learned judges,
financiers and business men passed around
the bier.
Among tbe honorary pall bearers were:
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), Bushrod C.
Washington of Charleston, W. Va B. C.
"teaman.--0 poet; James Meade Dodge
son of the editor of St. Nicholas, of which
Mr. Stockton was once assistant editor;
Charles Collins of New York, a ret I rod
publisher; J. Herbert Morse, the author;
A. B. Frost, the artist; Richard Watson
Gilder, editor of the Century Magazine;
Cyrua Elder of Johnstown, Pa., an officer
of the Cambria Iron works: Major, James
Carson of Washington, Prof. Louis J." Bevief
of Rutgers college, and Judges William N.
Ashman and James T. Mitchell of this city.
The services were conducted by Rev. L.
W. Graven, bishop coadjutor of West Vir
ginia, assisted by Rev. Clarence W.
Bisham, rector of St. Philip's church.
EXPLOSION DESTROYS BOAT
Three Members ot Crew Mlsslac and
Prahahly Dead aad One
Fatally Hart.
NEW YORK. April 24. While lying In
Newton creek, near the Manhattan avenue
bridge. In Greenpolat. the tugboat Thomas
Perclval was destroyed by an explosion
early yday.
Three of tbe crew, an engineer and two
firemen, are reported missing. Edward
Moran, a watchman, was found in tbe
debris. He was fatally hurt. Another
man, unidentified, was taken from the
v. recks -e later.
All ths glass In the windows ot the
American Jute company's mill near by
was shattered and all tbe electric lights
in that part of the city were extinguished.
Tbs cause ot the explosion Is not known.
POTATOES HIGH IN CHICAGO
sapply hear re and Prlee Owe Dollar
a Beahel at Whole,
aale.
CHICAGO, April 24 Prices of potatoes
bers jumped to II a bushel In tbe
wholesale market yesterday. There has
been an advance of 13 cents since Saturday
last, and tbe present price Is the highest
since lsst August, when tbe product sold
at 11.25.
The crop of old potatoes has been nearly
used up and supplies In all markets are
unusually small. New Cubans sold at $10
a barrel yesterday. The new crop is just
stsrtlng to market from Louisiana.
CLOWRY ELECTED PRESIDENT
Becomes Head of American District
Telegraph Company, saeeredlsg
T. I. Echert.
NEW YORK. April 24 At the meeting
of the American Diatrlct Telegraph com
pany today Colonel R. C. Clowry was
elected presideLt to succeed General T. L.
Erkert. resigned, snd B. B. Brooks, gen
eral manager. Colouel Clowry was elected
a director In place of Henry K. Sheldon.
A seml-annusl dividend of 1 per cent
wss declared. Tha lsst one was 1V per
cent.
MINERS LOSE THEIR LIVES
aad Mitchell Mlaes,
Colorado.
LOUISVILLE. Colo.. April 24 One
killed, ens badly burned and several in
jured la tbe result of so sxploslon of gss
at ths Eunnyslds coal mine, three miles
from bare.
The dead man and tha ons badly Injured
are strangers in ramp and tbeir names
are unknown.
la the Mitchell mine A. J Osborne wss
killed by a rsve-ln. lis leaves a a its and
family la this city.
HITS RED OAR HARD
Fire Oonramei All the Buildings on One
Bide of the Publio Square.
I LOSS OVER TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND
Half of the Total Amount Falli Upon the
Inruranoe Companies.
POOR WATER SUPPLY HINDERS FIREMEN
t '
Sadden Chanpe of the Wind Oarrieg Flamee
to Row of Wooden Buildings.
PLANS ALREADY MAKING TO REBUILD
Coanell RlasTa Fire Department Ashed
to Assist, hat Were Sodded They
Were Sot Seeded Before
Reaching, Destlaatloa.
RED OAK, la.. April 24 (Special Tele
gram ) The moat disastrous fire In the his
tory of Red Oak swept tbe entire block com
posing the south side of tbe square this
morning, -wuslng a loss of 1200,000, with
Insurance of 1125,000. Tbe fire originated in
tbe rear of the basement of the banking
bouse of H. C. Houghton, presumably In a
quantity of tobacco stored there by a cigar
manufacturer m ho occupied quarters In lbs
building.
' H was discovered at 2:16 by the night
watchman for the Murphy Calendar com
pany, who turned In an alarm. Owing to
tbe valve in the ten-inch main being only
partially open the water pressure was In
sufficient for the department to make prog
ress against the flamee, and in a short time
the entire building was ablaze. Tbe wind,
which was from tbs west, changed to tbe
southeast and the Ore jumped across tbe
street to Jenkins sV Dsvls' livery barn at
the rear of tbe block of business buildings.
Tbe entire rear of tbe block being covered
wltb wooden buildings aoon caught and
communicated the flames to tbe rear of tbt
business buildings, all of which wsrs
burned
Only a limited portion of the contents
were saved. 7 be occupants ot tbe offices
lost most of tbeir belongings.
The Council Bluffs Ore depsrtment wss
telegraphed to for assistance and responded
with a detachment under Chief Templet on.
Before they reached Red Oak they were
notified that their services were not needed,
and returned.
Following are tbe principal losers, with
the Insurance carried:
Bnlldlass.
Insur
Toes a nee.
Houghton bank block S-t.iH $2.0i)
1. H Nazarenus t.unu .mm
J. A. Hysham li.c) 4.i0
H. W. Otis 7,000 1,000
Maloney & Son, building and
hardware stock SO.nno 26.ono
Mrs. 11 :. Shank ,ofm fi.nno
J. W. Rankin 4.5m .ion
Hastle estate , (.on J,ti
S. Kahn 0,o ,n
W. C. Lock art 1,600 goo
techs.
Elllngen Barth, department r
store 4.000 X.flOO
Carmtcbael A Wsldron, gro
cers 1.700 l.lmi '
A. M. Rapn. shoes l.ono i.ino
Coxad A Hunter, clothing.... ,'"" I. OKI
Knights of Pythias l,m 1.200
Savers & Shepard, furnishing
goods 6.KO0 i non
Coonley's csfe 2. M
M. H. Bauer, tsllor 1,000 6(0
Hetrick dr Priesmsn, cigar
manufacturers 4, Win 1.000
Winkler A Co., grocers S.0i 1 701
G. M. Piatt, drugs g.nuo 6 rtm
Pol Loeb. clothing i.ooo i.oqo
W. W. Armstrong, imple
ments a.non i.ont
Phancks dr Carson, grocers... 2.4'H 1.100
H. W. Meeson, Iswyer 1.2(1)
Klcharda de Richards, law
office 4,snft
Pr. E. M. Woodard, dentist.. l.m sirt
Marshsll's bowling alley I.40O 1 h0
Archer s billiard hall 900 au
Red Oak Electric company... 2.6H)
Other losers were: Mclntyre Commission
company; Dr. Vincent; Han Da t Son. real
estate; Gideon Blackstone, Justice of tbe
peace; Red Oak Advertising company; How
ard Planck, real estate; Prtessmsa A
Laraon, barber shop; Dr. Q. M. Byrklt.
dentist; Mrs. Chapman, dressmaking; W.
W. Merritt, jr.. Uw office; Ed Mills. Uw
office; Cook ft Logan, real estate: Western
I'nion Telegraph company; Iowa Telephone
company; Jenkins Davis, livery; Griffith
Bros., barn and feed; E. O. Bonaam, mual
ral lnatruments; Ben Anderson, photo
grapher; J. L. I'mphrey, photographer; O.
B. Beckwitb, furniture; J. L. Mohler, frame
building, besides a dosen or more whose
buildings sustained slight damage like tbe
cracking of piste glass.
Most of the business buildings burned will
be rebuilt aa soon as material and men eaa
be secured.
A contract waa let for paving tbe busi
ness part of the city only yesterday. Thla
will be proceeded with.
NEW DIOCESE 0F SIOUX CITY
Catholic See la Iowa Has tor Fleet
Bishop Rev. Dr. Phillip
Oarrigaa.
WASHINGTON. April 24 Tbe papal
briefs creating tbe new Catholic diocese ot
Sioux City, la., and appointing Key. Pr.
Phillip J. Garngan, the present vine rector
of tbe Catholic univeralty, ita first bishop,
have reached here and have been dellv.
ered personally to the bisbop-elect by Car
dinal Martlnellt, the pro-apostolic dels
gats. Bishop Garrigan will be consecrated by
Cardinal Martinelll in St. Michael's ca
thedral at Springfield, Mass., tbe former
borne of tbe new bishop, on Sunday, May
25. Right Rev. Bishop Boaven of Spring
field and Rev. Blabop Conaty, tbs rector of
the Catholic university, will be asslstsnt
ronsecrators.
Archbishop Kesne of Dubuque, the metro
politan of tbe Sioux City diocese, will
preach the sermon of tbe occasion. Rev.
Dr. Kerby. professor of sociology at tbe
university, will be tbe notary apostolic for
the occasion and will read the papal brief
of appointment.
It is expected that Bishop Garrigan will
be Installed In bis new seat about tbe mid
dle of June.
CHILD COMMITS SUICIDE
Twelve-tear-Old Girl Takes FettaoB,
Presamahly te Avetd
Paalshmeat.
KANSAS CITY. April 24 Frances Rlgby.
aged 12 years, laughter ot R. M. Rlgbr,
prerident of tbe Rigby Printing company la
this city, was found in a dying condition on
ths street near ber borne today and later
sled at tbe city hospital from tbe effects
of swallowing carbolic acid. No motive can
be advanced for the child's suicide except
that aha feared a punishment because of a
trifling offense at school todsy. Her par
ents were searching for her and traced her
to the toepitaJ, Wkere bar Identity was a
kbosa.

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