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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871. OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 24, 1902 TWELVE PAGES. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. DOM TO ROOSEVELT Elaborate Banquet on Qtuloii Oiren bj Trench Delegate to President. LARGE NUMBER OF NOTABLES PRESENT Admiral Devtj, General Kiles, Cabinet Officer! and Many Women Attend. RDENT FELICITATIONS ARE EXCHANGED 1 Cambon, for President Lonbet, Paji High Tribute to Eooee?elt. EXAMPLE OF POPULAR LIBERTY FOR WORLD America's Chief Miglilnt Reollea with Cardial Worde for Fri I and Mntaal Friendship of Sia tleae. Peat and Preeeat. ANNAPOLIS. May 22. The luncbeoo given today on board the French battlachlp Gsulots, In honor of President Pooeevelt. wee one of the most memorable Incident f the visit of the distinguished French oldiers and aallor to this country, who re here to Join in the celebration of the unveiling of the monument to the memory ef General Rochambeau. which takes place In Warhlneton tomorrow. The member of the French and American commissions arrived from Washington an hour In advance of the presidential train. They were met at the station, escorted to (he steamers Gloucester and Etandlsh. and conveyed to the French battleship, lying in the Annapolis roads. Governor Smith of Maryland joined the commissioners and guests at the wharf. President Roosevelt and his party of American officials arrived at 11:30. They were driven to the naval academy through t double line of marines and national guardsmen; thence to the wharf, reviewing the battalion of cadets enroute. Boarding the dispatch boat Dolphin the party was soon by the aide of the "pride of the French navy." Presidential Sal ate. As Dolphin approached the anchorage ground of Gaulols and the American escort ing squadron Olympia, Alabama and Kear arge, presidential salute was fired and the contlnnous detonation furnished a strong reminder of an up-to-date naval battle. Aa sooa as the president came board Gaulols. accompanied by his daughter and Secretaries Root and Moody, be waa met by Ambassador Cambon. Gen eral Brugere and Admiral Fournler and es corted to the csbin of the officers. Here general handshaking, congratulations aad preliminary refreshments ensued. Then fol lowed the luncheon tendered to President Roosevelt by the French ambassador. The banquet ball had been Improvised upon the ample after-deck of Gaulols. This waa accomplished by stretching overhead nd at the aide copious supply of French and American bunting, the colore at the two republics being thus blended with ar tistic and Imprueslble effect. v ,. IllanOoatloae of laterior. The Interior waa illuminated by electric lights, while plentiful supply ef wit randies cast mellow radiance over the tables. The decorations were American Beauty and Jaoquemlnot roaes. Three whirling electric fans cooled the somewhat torrid atmosphere and the band dtaeoursej martial music from the lower deck. The tables were arranged tn the shape of an Irregular parallelogram to suit the con tour of the tapering after-deck of Gaulols. President Roosevelt occupied the middle eat at ths hesd ef the. table. Extending above his bead were two monster twelve- Inch guns, protruding from the rear turret, but those grim reminders of French prowess were offset at the foot of the table where there confronted Mr. Roosevelt a plsndid display of the American colors, with the eagle with outstretched wings, the national eoat-of-arms and the motto, "E Plurlbus Unum." In brilliant electric llghta. Other Ketable Gaesta. The chief guest of honor next to Presi dent Roosevelt waa Governor John Walter Smith of Maryland, who was assigned a feat near the chief magistrate and who "was the recipient of the attentions front the distinguished guests, both American and French. Admiral Dewey eat next to Governor Smith. Immediately opposite the president was Madam Cambon, wife of the French ambassador, and upon her right Mrs. Root, wife of the secretary of war, and on bef left Mrs. Lodge, wife of the Massachusetts senator. Next to Mrs. Lodgs was General Brugere, commander of tae French armies, and to the left of Mrs. LodJfe waa Admiral Fournler. Inspector geniral of the French navy. After the deMcacies of a choice French xuetu had been discussed. Ambassador Cam bon aroas and in the same of President lxmbet ef the French republic bid a hearty welcome te all who were present. He was especially complimentary In hla allusions to President Roosevelt. In wboee bands he aid the precious liberties of the American people were safe. President of Clerlena Hepatite. He eloquently alluded to the historic oe- eaalon which had called tbem together and expressed the hope and belief that the splendid friendship between the French and American people which bad continued un broken for more than a century would con tinue for generations. Ha concluded by offering a toast. "To the president of the glorious American republic, which had set the example of popular liberty not only for Franca, but fcr the whole world. In proposing the health of President Roosevelt, Ambassador Cambon said that la attending the Invitation te tbe chief magistrate of the I'nlted States be wlahed te emphasise the fact that be was acting aa the direct sod personal representative ef President Loubet of the French repub lic. President BMMVtll Renllea. President Roosevelt replied la hi hap piest vela, although speaking with unusual deliberation, aa though he measured every word. After expressing tbe appreciation of the American people tor tbe friendly pint which prompted the sending or battleship and .so many Illustrious soldiers and sailors to the unveiling of tbe itocn am beau statue, tbe president sstd: Mr. Ambassador, we appreciate what Franca has done in sending to our shores on ibis occasion such a magnificent war snip, tud w ait"ilts the chaise of those who were srnt. and M Cambon. we ihuik vou tor vour haiiy cood Judgment In selecting such an Illustrious commander -t the army and uavy to aend le us on ths auspK'tuus occasion of tbe unveiling of the llliimiu statu One hundred and twenty years age the age th f Franc valor of the so Id it-ra and ullnrs or J-Tan re rxerted. affording to the Judgment of bis- lurimia, tli deiarmuiliia tiitiucuoe In ms lug ihls country a fee and Independent cuunlry (applause) and berauae. of tn France must aiwsya oceupy a cherieaed place in our naarte. (Kaarwed appiauaa.) jCuatiuusd on Second, Pace-) EARTHQUAKE DESTROYS CITY Aeeordlna; to Dl. patch It Wholly Oh llterntra Qneealteaaago la Central Aaerles. HAMBVRG. Msy 13. A epeclsl dispatch to tbe Hamburg Bcersrnbslle from Guate mala says that the town of Quezaltenango haa been wholly destroyed by an earth quake, which lasted three-quarters of a minute. Business is entirely suspended in Guatemala, and a great part of the coffee crop there has been destroyed. WASHINGTON, May 23. The earthquake reported In the Hamburg dispatches re garding the destruction of the city of Quez altenango. Guatemala, was Identified here as that wh'ch really occurred oh April II end which has been described to some extent tn the American newspapers. In formation received here at the Guatemal legation ebon a that the city was wholly , stroyed and that San Marcos and sev ,v, other towns were psrtlally destroyed. . Guatemala authorities decided to recon struct tbe city of Quezaltenango on tbe plains some distance from the site of the original place. . Reports regarding the de etrurtion ot life are Incomplete, but they In dicate thai, ti least several thousand per sons were killed and the property loss ap proximated (50,000,000 in the April earthquake. It wss reported from Guatemala City, Guatemala, April 20, that earthquake shocks, which were general throughout that country on April 18, 19 and 20, partly ob literated tbe town of Quezaltenango and badly damaged Amatltlan. Solola, N'ahula. Santa Lucia and San Juan. Two hundred persons were reported killed, mostly women and many people were Injured. Quezaltenango has population of about 25.000 people. Is handsomely built and well paved and has a richly decorsted cathedral, several other churches and a Dne city hall. L0UBET DRINKS TO THE CZAR Ftaler of ftassla Ileeponds Toast to the French Katlon. with a ST. PETERSBURG. Msy 2S. The French squadron left Cronstadt this afternoon for France. The czar, M. Lcubet and the czar ina proceeded together on the royal yacht Alexandria and boarded the armored cruiser, Montcalm, where the president entertained their majesties at lunch. M. Loubet toasted the czar, as follows: Sire: In coming on hoard Montcalm with her majesty the czarina you have done tho French navy an honor which it will profoundly appreciate. The sentiment of our sailors for their brave comrade of the Eupulun navy makes Itself manifest upon every occasion that offers. Whether in the Mediterranean or elsewhere their fraternity evinces the unibn of their coun tries. 1 shall carry away a warm and im perishable memory of my visit to this hos pitable empire and France, which has heard with Joy the welcome extended to Its representative, will remain faithful to the alliance, of which Russia, in common with Franco, so fully appreciates the bene fit. I drink to the long life and glory of the valiant Russian navy. Tho czar replied: It is infinitely acceptable to the czarina and my self to find ourselves on board of this fine vessel. We thank you cordis lly for your visit. Mr. President, and beg you to convey our most friendly greetings aa well as our best wishes to France, tbe fetrhful friend and steadfast ally of Rus sia. - I raise my glass to the prosperity of the glorious navy of France. IRELAND IS NOW MENTIONED St. Paul ArehMehep May Be Xaaned hnceeaeor to Late Arch, bishop Corrlajaa. ROME. May 28 The Vatican Is dis cussing the probability of the archdiocese of New York sending tn the name of Arch bishop Ireland of St. Paul, Minn., with the names of Bishop Charles McDonnell of Brooklyn and Auxiliary John M. Farley as candidates from whom the propaganda shall select a successor to the late Archbishop Corrigan. Tbe belief In this possibility Is bated on the Idea that the Catholics ot the arch dloceae are ambitious to have a cardinal as the archbishop and that cone ot the Amerl can archbishops or bishops have such a good ' chance of obtaining tbe scarlet ber. retta aa Archbishop Ireland. NEW TORK. May 23. Father Lavelle rector of St. Patrick's cathedral, this city. aid be bad not heard any of those in su thorlty here express the wish that the province of New York be presided over by cardinal. Father Lavelle said that since tbe death of Archbishop Corrigan the only question considered was the selection of names to be presented te the peps for his action. It waa also said that the initiative In tbe creation of a cardinal roans with tbe Vatican. PROGRESS IN PHILIPPINES Faelfleatlon la Aeeendancy and BaUsgss Will Have Civil Gov. eranaeat Jaly 4. MANILA, May 23- A civil government 111 be Inaugurated In Batangas province July 4. The step could be immediately taken, ao far as pacification of that part of the Island la concerned, but some de tails of tbe system need perfecting and the I'nlted States commission thinks It best st present to leave Batangas under mili tary control, which Is operating most sat- lsfactorlly. Tbe Industrial conditions are Improving rapidly. Crops hsvs been planted through out Batangaa and will mature tn August. Other provinces report a marked dimlnu tlon of ladronlsm, especially in Leyte and Cavlte provinces, wbsre the ladrones bad chiefly flourished heretofore. JAPAN WANTS LARGE LOAN Keeds Oat Handred Mllllea Dollars to Balld Railways aad Operate Mlaea. SEATTLE. Wash.. May 21 Count Mat- sukaua. tbe prime minister of Jspan. with the Japaneae minister of finance, is now la the I'nlted States lor the purpose of negotiating a loan of $100,000,000 with which to build ships and railways and to carry on mining operations tn Japan. This statement Is made upon the authority of Theophlle Collier, the attache of tbe Bel glan legation In Toklo, who, with bis wife, arrived la Seattle on the steamer Ehlnano Maru from Japan. F,l-c Htarr'i f aaadrea galls. DUBLIN. May 23. The squadron ef Ger maa warships commanded by Prince Henry ot Prussia sailed from Kingstown today for Kiel. Dedication of 4hlo Maasatstd. CINCINNATI. May 2S.-The dedication of the Ohio snonun.ents tn the gnlloh National Military pars. Is set fur June t and ? neat. Uovernw George k.. Naeh wtll present the monumenta to the national government. There are thirty-eight monuments fox Ohio troops, jlu out nu axe u Biaua. REGARD THE WAR AT AN END Formal Declaration of Any Amity, Eowtrer, is Still Lacking. STATEMENT HOURLY LOOKED FOR Despite the Conferences la Booth Africa aad the Cealdest Air la Eaglasl Fighting gtlll Progresaee. LONDON. Msy 23. Pesce in South Africa Is regsrded as assured, but an official declaration to that effect is still lacking, and there Is nothing official to Indicate when an announcement may be expected, 'nlon Is divided as to whether a state- situation will be issued tonight, -t meeting, or whether It - the meeting of the nday. .he best that only mi will be laid be that if they are ac of the details may It seem... the basis of the , -fore the ministers, li. repted the discussion till occupy some time, during which, pre sumably, an armistice will be declared. Meanwhile, outside the Boer commandoes immediately connected with the peace ne gotiation, fighting contlnuee. Lovat's scouts surprised Fouche's commend In Cape Colony Wednesday last and captured most of the Boer supplies. Greater public interest was manifested this meeting of the cabinet than has been the case In any meeting since tne esrly stages of the war. The ministers reached Downing street from all parte of the country and were greeted by hundreds of people anxious for some sign of the probable trend cf affairs. The Stock exchange has fully made up its mind how things are going and declares that the basis of peace was signed at Pretoria yesterdsy. Regards War aa Eaded. The cabinet meeting adjourned at 5:10 p. m The Associated Press has ascertained that the government regards the war as prictically ended. ' Advices received by the war otnee inai- cat that whatever decision the Vereenig- Ing conferences may arrive at, most. If not II. of the Boer leaders who went to Pre toria will not continue the fight. The pree ent negotiations were merely for the pur poee of enabling the Boer leaders to "save their faces." After they learn the results of this afternoon's meeting of the cabinet the Boer leaders are expected to announce their reluctant acquiescence with the British terms. The War office does not expect any seri ous defections from the rank ana nie on the action taken by Generals Botha and Dewet. Action Is being taken at Downing street to prevent premature publication, owing to possibility that a portion of the Vereenig- lng delegates might bolt and continue the struggle without their leaders. Privately, however, confidence Is expressed In official circles that everything Is over but the shouting. Interesting references to peace are con tained In a letter from Klerksdorp, dated April 25. It eays: Seventy to elrhtr thousand British troops are here waiting for General Delarey s an swer from the peace conference, and every hour we are expecting them (the Boers) to march in and surrender. We hsve actually sent out w&gon loads of clothes to enable hem to come in tidy; tnere s every pros pect of peace. Lord Kitchener carries here rom tTetona every oiner oay, ana seems to be In particularly good spirits. .He actually smiles, and that'a a thing be not often does. We attach great Importance to these smiles, in regard o peace. SUBMERGED BY THE RAINS Great Loos Saatalaed la Xorthweaterm lowa oa Aeeoaat of Floods. ST. PAUL. Minn.. May 23. The entire northeastern portion of Iowa is half sub merged from the recent heavy rains, and mmenae financial loases have been . sus tained. Jesse A. Gregg of Su Paul baa re turned from the inundated district and re ports great destruction of property. On Wednesday morning over six Inches of rain fell in two hours. The water formed In the low places until all barriers were over flowed and then rushed down the creek beds and ravines, pouting a great torrent Into a stream called the Dry Rock, running through Decorah and other towns In the vicinity. Streets became Impassable, and owing to the high wind the situation for three hours was one of great peril to every one. As far s Mr. Gregg could learn only two lives were loot. A mother, aroused by the en croachment of the water into the bouse. leaped from her bed in the dark with ber child in ber arms and apparently went out doors. The child fell Into the water and In tbe darkness the mother was unable to lo cate the little one, who was drowned. A large egg warehouse, located about half a mile from the torrent, was smept away and an old man drowned. Between Cccever and Decorah, a distance of nine miles, seven miles of track owned by the Chicago, Milwaukee aV St. Paul road were washed out. Blxtaen Iron bridgee in and about Decorah were destroyed. The stream which overflowed Its banks runs through a portion of the residence district and the railroad district ot the town and great damage was done to private and rail road property, There were six washouts between Austin and Preston on the open prairie. Ten miles of track was destroyed on the Iowa and Minnesota division of the Chicago, Milwaukee t St. Paul railroad. Mr. Gregg says the damage at Decorah la estimated at jsoo.ooo. At Decorah bouses were washed from foundations and people residing on tbe flats fled to the hills for safety. More loss of life is feared, as ail points have not been beard from. ' At Fort Atkinson eleven cars were washed Into the stream and loss of stock Is reported throughout the country. WORST FLOODS IN OKLAHOMA Del as;e Aaaaaaea Alaraalasr Pvapaa tloaa. Hark Damage Already Belaa; Doac GUTHRIE. Okl.. May 23 The rivers today reached the highest point since the flood be pan and the present Indication of more rain is alarming, aa It means that tbe Cottonwood and Cimarron will flood the en tire country, and like reports are received from the Canadiaa and Waahtta rivers. At no time have such floods been knows m Uklaaoma. Near VU alula t'ltj, Prler Barry, farmer, was killed by lightning. laatraetor Haaara Hlaaeelf to Tree. Sl'SQl'EHANNA. Pa.. May O-Prof. Penu n E. James, for many years principal of the Montroae High arhool. cummlttrd suicide last night by bsnging himself to a tree In the ouiklrta of the borough. His body waa found today. Temporary In sanity caused hv 111 health la supposed to be the cauee. Prof. Jamea waa one of the blest and beat known instructors tn north ern Penns) lanla. Ha was a former auper Uilaadent of fcjaqueoaim counts. MARTIN HELPS THE CHINAMEN eearea Adaalaaaloai for Owe Bora la Dead wood aad Who 1'eat to Chlaa. (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, May 23 (Special Tele gram.) Representative Martin of South Da kota has had a considerable business to do for his Chinese constituent In Deadwood since he arrived here for tbe session. Some time ago be secured the release of a young Chinaman, a ho was bom in Dead wood, but who, on returning to the United Siatea. was denied sdmiKPlon. The latest caoe called to hla attention la that of Sam Tock, whose father, Weng Qutng Skim, is a prominent merchant of Dead-wood. Skim has lived in this country for twenty years. His son was born in China and is about 18 years of age. He sought admission on the ground that as he Is under the age hie father's residence Is recognized under tbe lsw as bis own. Mr. Martin took up the case today with Secretary Shaw of tbe treasury. Young Tork will probably be permitted to land and proceed to his father's home. A civil service examination will be held at South Omaha on July 1 tor the position of watchman and fireman In the rustodian service at that place. W. S. Shipp haa been designated as a member of the civil service board for the postofflce at Mount Pleasant, la. Rural free delivery service will be estab lished July 1 at Beacon, Mahaska rounty, la.; area covered, sixty-two square miles; population, 1.7H1. The poetoffice at Ferry will be supplied by rural carrier. Postmastere sppointed: Nebraska Har rison. Sioux county, H. A. Priddy. vice A. J. Bogart, resigned. Iowa Beney, Plym outh county. Jonathan Alderson. The postofflce at Indianapolis. Mahaska county, la., has been discontinued. The comptroller of the currency has ex tended the corporate existence of the First National bank of Lemars. la., until the close of business on May 23, 1922. The First National bank of Chicago has been approved as reserve agent for the First National bank of Swea City and Glidden, la. O. J. Sagge of Center Point, 8. D., has been appointed railway mail clerk. Clyde T. Mastin and George S. Anderson have been appointed substitute letter car riers at Kearney, Neb.; James E. Cocner, a substitute clerk in the postofflce at Cedar Rapids, and Martin S. Lucas, a stamper in the postofflce at Clarlnda. The abstract ot the condition of the na tional banks of Nebraska, exclusive of Omaha and. Lincoln, at the close of busi ness on April 30, ae reported to the comp troller ot the currency, shows an average reserve held at 32.41 per cent, against 33.13 per cent on February 25. Loans and dis counts increased from $22,697,544 to $23. 558.270; gold coin, from $744,705 to $752,378; total specie, from $1.062.69 to $1,070,821; lawful money reserve, from $1,668,781 te $1,784,863; individual deposiU, from $24,. 071.181 to $25,126,286. Representative Burkett will leave for home Sunday evening to be present at his district convention, which meets In Lincoln Tuesday evening. J. R. Van Bosklrk has been recommended for register of the land office at Alliance to succeed r. M. Dorrlngton. Both of the Nebraska sens tors Joined in the recom mendation. A rural free delivery route has oeen or dered established at Funk, Phelps county. PRESBYTERIAN ROUTINE WORK Many Reports Are Babanltted aad Dis posed Of by the As eaably. NEW YORK. May 23. The Presbyterian general assembly resumed its sessions to day with good attendance and the mod erator. Rev. Dr. Van Dyke, called up the report of the special committee on Sab bath observance as tbe special order of tbe day. The report was read by James Yere ance. The general service was conducted by the Rev. Dr. Hall Young of Alaska, who, with other speakers, made grateful refer ence to the accomplishment of creed re vision. During the consideration of the report of the special committee on Sabbath observ ance, R. M. Carethers of Grand Rapids, N. D.. moved to strike out part of the report In which card parties on the Sab bath are condemned. "It would convey the Idea that the general assembly of this church approves of card parties on other days of the week." said Mr. Carethers. The amendment was accepted. After the adoption of the Sabbath obser vation report, the moderator administered a rebuke to some commissioners, who, he said, were members of a judicial commls sli-a and yet could not be found when called for. "You are here to get through with the work of the assembly," he aald. "That la what the church sent you fcere for, bretb ren, and sot merely to hare a good time.' The report of tbe standing committee on church erection was next called up. The report, which was presented by the chair man, the Rev. Dr. Arthur C. McMillan of this city, state that all churches estab lished sooner or later cease to exist, but that this Is no reason to ceaae to aid In building new ones. The report commends the work of the Board ot Church Erection during the year. The board commenced the year with $193,275 and spent $205,269. The board be. gins the coming year with an empty treaa ury and only contributions received after the annual report had been completed ena bled it to report no debt. Two hundred and fifty-nine churches were aided during the year to erect new structure. The re port with Its recommendations was dopted. Rev. Dr. Hubbell of tbe New York Sabbath committee was then Intro duced and briefly detailed the work of that organisation. Dr. Hubbell ssld the police department hal helped them very much In their work. "Even Devery used to help us," be aaid. Judge Robert N. Wilson read the report of the special committee onvacancles and supplies. NEBRASKA MAN ON PROGRAM Rev. Dr. J. XV. Coaler Delivers Ad drees Before Aaaerieaa Bap tist Fwblteattoa Koetety. ST. PAVL. Minn., May 23. The morning session of the American Baptist Publication society began with devotional services at 10 o'clock, following which came the Sunday school session. Rev. Dr. J. W. Conley of Nebraska deliv ered an ad are a on "TU. Sunday Bitujl au the Denominational Life," and E. M Thresher, Esq., of Ohio on "How Can Sun day School Work Be Improved T The report ot the cenmlttee on publishing wss presented, calling attention to that branch ot tbe society work, which is highly commended by the eommittsa for its careful business management and the suc cess ot its various enterprises. Mr. Armstrong of Missouri closed the morning ssssioa vltfe u adiresa. STEELE HEADS GRAND ARMY Lieutenant Governor Elected Commander Otct Judge Lee 6. Latelle. MRS. KINNEY PRESIDENT REtlEF CORPS Kext Enraaapsnent of (.read Arsny aad Meetiags of Aaalllary Bodies Go to Fresaoat laatallatloas Cotne Tealsbt. GRAND ARMY OFFICERS. Department Commander i ah i t . Dl LLLt,, rairDury Senior Vice Commander -....8. S PETERS, Beatrice Junior Vice Commander . v . Kh. n l , tsiair Chaplain ... REV. w. M. tailor. Blue springs Medical Director DR. F. O. BL RDICK. Omaha Council of Administration W. 8. APKVS 1TH. Omaha (Post No. 2tv) R. I). PINE Ashland. MAl.l.ORY. . J. D. GARNER, Uncnln (Post No. 25). T. J. THOMAS. Harvard. Assistant Adjutant General MART HUHt, uncom Assistant 'Quartermaster General (J. B. TUMPSON. airtiury Judge Advocate J l lMiE J. a. rAiMtii, omana nspector General WILLIAM H BARGER. Hebron Delegate-at-Large to National Encamp ment ....JUDGE LEE S. ESTELLE. Omaha Other lelegatee JOSEPH BWEARIMifcA, Mllltord HERMAN PROPS. Lincoln (Pot 251. W. H. GREEN, Omaha (Post No. 110). C. R. TOMHSON. Fatrbury. JOHN LETT. York. J. B DRIESRACH. Omaha (Poet No. Tt. H. W. DAVIS. Lincoln (Tost No. 21t). WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS. Department President MRS A1MEE KENNY. Blair Senior Vice President MRS ELIZABETH LESCHER, Beatrice Junior Vice President ..MRS. J1LIA NODDING?. Rising City Treasurer.. MRS E. E. PAYNE. Ainsworth Chaplain MRS. ELIZA PATCH. Omaha Executive Committee MRS. MARY MORGAN. Alma. MRS. ESTELLE EPOErOMB, Tork. MRS. ANNA N. SAYERS. Omaha. MRS. MARY SMITH. Lyons. MRS. SARAH SWEET. Crelghton. Secretary ... MRS. WEALTHY KEMP. Fremont Councillor MRS. ANNA ASK WITH. Omaha Patriotic Instructor MISS ETTA BROOKS. University Place Installation Officer MRS. BARBER. Kearnev Inspector.. MRS. MAYME CLEVER. Nellgh Delepate-at-Large to National Meeting MRS. HARKJETTE LLCE, Republican City. Other Delegates MRS. Al U1PTA KHBMAKDT, BtantOll MRS. MARIE PITE. Omaha. . MRS. RETTA HARROP. Lincoln. MRS VESTA D. HUNGATE. Omaha. MISS BALLARD. Today the veterans of the department of Nebraska, with their aides of the Women's Relief corps and Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, leave Omaha, after an en campment that they pronounce the greatest and most successful since tbe one in Omaha ten years ago, before death had decimated the ranks so seriously. Joint installation t Washington Hall last evening ended the program, tbe last day having been devoted to the election and appointment of those officers whose names appear above, and to the adoption ot resoletlons. At noon the encampment delegates bad elected the most- Important of their execu tives end chosen Fremont as the place for the twenty-seventh annual encampment of the Grand Army of tbe Republic, tbe twen tieth session of the Woman's Relief corps and the .twelfth session of the Ladles of tbe Grand Army of the Republic. Coanradea Work Harmoaloaaly. At Washington ball the comrades worked with energy end with decided differences cf opinion, but without the slightest rup ture of good feeling. The election of offi cers was one of the most Important ever held, by tt there was broken the old rule of rotation In office a rule that is said to have been observed ever since the first election by the Nebraska department. When the session was called to order by Commander Wilcox there were 407 voting delegates on the floor and many veterans In the gallery. The first business waa the legalizing ot the postponed date of the present encampment, such postponement having been taken from May 14, that Na tional Commander Torrance might be pres ent. The comrades then received the greetings of the Woman's Relief Corps, presented by visiting committee composed of Mrs. Wainwright of Blair, Mrs. Sweet of Crelgh ton, Mrs. Cleaver of Nellgh. Mrs. Rapp of Omaha and Mrs. Josle Bennett. Judge Fawcett responded. To convey similar compliment to tbe Woman's Relief Corps Commander Wilcox dispatched a committee composed of S. D. Davis, John Reese, Dr. Stone and Dr. Brothers, who took with them check for the $300 given the corps by a vote Thursday. Eleetloa of Cosnnaaader. When the election of department com. mander was taken up only two names were proposed, that of Lieutenant Governor Steele, submitted by Hon. J. B. Strode of Lincoln, and that of Judge Lee S. Estelle ot Omaha, proposed by John Lett of York, post 32. Of the 365 votes cast Steele received 201 and Estelle 156. The Judge was on his feet Instantly and with the most cordial of smiles shouted that be wanted the vote made unanimous and that the new com mander could have no more ardent or faith ful supporter than be. The assembly cheered both the victor and the vanquished nd stood to make the vote unanlmouo. Mr. Steele, in accepting the honor, said it pleased him more than would an election to the office of governor of the state. Past Department Commander Joe Teeters of Lincoln then moved tbe abandonment of that system of rotation In office by which the subordinate commanders have been ascending to the superior office. It received second from bait dozen parts ot the bouse instantly. Judge Fawcett offered an amendment that would make It not Impossible tor such ascendancy to occur, but the whole matter was tabled on motion ot Harmon Bross. Meatlaneat Agalaat Rotation. Tbe sentiment was apparently against further rotation, however, for the senior vice elected waa not, former Junior Vice Maxim, but S. 8. Peters of Beatrice, elected by acclamation. In nominating hlm Dr. Brothers stated that Peters enlisted In tbe Second Ohio cavalry when 14 years old and later enlisted with the regulars, serving fourteen years In all. It was also an election by acclamation that made F. W. Kenney of Blair Junior vice, after being nominated by Judge Faw cett. He waa a aallor and It waa his wife wbo was elaiied piidcCt of the Woman's Relief corps Tbursdsy. For medical director the nominees were Dr. F. O. Burdick of Omaha, who received 133 votes, and Dr. W. H. Baowell of Orleans, who received 108. For chaplain tbe nominees were Ree Harmon Brou of Lincoln, who has been chaplain: Rev. Preeson of Milford and Rev. Taylor of Blue Springs. The first to At- (Continued on Fourth Page.) CONDITION OF THE WEATHER Forecast for Nebraska Generally Fair. Te caperatare at Omaha Yeaterdayi H r. Dea. Hear. Pes. , . B.1 1 p. sn TT , . S p. wi TS . 1U 8 p. TT , . M 4p.aa TT ,. . 5 p. aa TT . Tl p. sa T , . TS T p. sa T . T p. sn T p. sa T4 5 a B a. T a. a a. 10 a 11 a HILL APPROVES EXPENDITURE Coatlaaatloa of Doable Track the Re sult of Hta laepeetloa Tear. CHICAGO. May 23 (Special Telegram.) James J. Hill has given his spproval to ex tensive betterments for the Burlington property, which were partially planned be fore the change In the ownership of the system. It was partially with a view of de termining whether these Improvements were warranted by existing conditions thst Mr. Hill undertook the present trip of In spection. Tbe main work which has re ceived Mr. Hill's sanction is the double tracking, grading, straightening, re-tracking and re-ballasting of tbe main line from Red Oak to the Missouri river. This work will cost several million dollars and will make the Burlington a double-track system between Chicago end the river. After see ing tbe country through which the main line of the Burlington passes Mr. Hill be came enthusiastic. He told the officials who were with him that the Immense amount of money thst they had expended In the last few years was wholly justified by the country tributary to the road. He not only approved of the plans presented by the management, but went further and uthorlzed the additional expenditure. PUTS HONG KONG ON PEDESTAL Bishop Thoharn Sara Human Life Is Safer In Chinese City Tnaa la Chicago. WASHINGTON, May 23 Bishop Tho burn continued his testimony before the Philippine committee of the senate today. He was examined about various phases of the situation and especially as to the rights ot the I'nlted States to dominate tho Philippine islands. He aald in reply to one question that chaos would result if England were to withdraw from India. England bad ad vanced civilization in the far east. Hong Kong and other places were made great points of commerce. Hong Kong was, he said, better governed than Chicago and human life was safer there than In Chi cago. He said that the United States had more rights In the Philippines than It bad over the Indians, because the Islands were acquired by treaty. He was asked as to whether he thought strong countries had the right to subjugate weaker onea by force, and said the ques tion did not apply to tbe United Bute and the Philippines because tbe Islands were acquired by treaty. The committee refused to call as wit nesses senators and members wbo bad vis ited the Islands. FOUND DEAD IN HIS ROOM Free) M. Gale of Peoria, 111., Shoots Himself la Chlcaa-o Hotel. CHICAGO, May 23. Fred M. Gsle. be lieved to have been a bookkeeper of Peoria. 111., was found today In hie room at the Great Northern hotel with revolver clasped in his right hand and bullet wound In hit right temple. A physlcUn was summoned, but life bad been extinct for several hours. (in tahia were found a note and stamped and addressed letter. The note read: "Notify Herman S. Payne, 6448 Woodlawn avenue." The letter was ad dressed to A. D. Rhlnesmith. 604 Main street, Peoris, 111. proria 111.. Mav 23. Fred Dale resided In Peoria until about two months ago, when he told bis employers be bad a better posi tion in Chicago as a oooxaeeper. adoui two years ago he was married to a Mis Eanenaac and the marriage is said to nave been an unfortunate one. it ta helleved here that his suicide may bo attributed to trouble with bis wife. He wss son of Edward Gale, wbo died at Denver a few months ago, and where the remainder of the family now reside. They were formerly of some prominence In Peoria. MEETS DEATH WITH CURSE Marderer Pare Penalty of crime Washington WHATCOM. Wash.. Msy II Alfred Hamilton, alias Alfred Hawkins, was hanged this morning for tbe murder of D. M. Woodbury at Anaeortes, September 7, 1888. His neck was broken by the fall. He cursed tbe sheriff wben be read the death warrant to btm and rushed up the ocaflold stairs two steps at time. Alfred Hamilton, alias Alfred Hawkins, murdered D. M. Woodbury in Anaeortes, Skagit county. Wash., September 7, Hamilton, wbo was fishermen, went late Anaeortes on the morning of September . After disposing ot bis catch for more than $1,000 be started out to "hold up" the town. After getting well under the Influence of liquor during that dsy and the next fore noon be enforced bis commends at tbe point of a pistol. On the afternoon of September 7 the city marshal attempted to arrest him, tut Hamilton got ths drop en the officer and inarched him Into a neighboring build ing. Woodbury followed and expostulated with Hamilton, who shot him fatally. FORECAST- OF THE WEATHER Generally Fair Weather Is Prenataeel for Nebraska oa Batarday and (anday. WASHINGTON. May . Forecast : For Iowa snd Missouri Generally fair Saturday and Sunday. For Nebraska, Kansas. South Dakota, In dian Territory, Oklahoma and Arkansas Generally fair Saturday and Sunday. For Wyoming Fair Saturday; warmer In southern portion; 8unday fair. For Colorado, New Mexico. Arizona and Western Texas Generally fair Saturday and Sunday. THOMAS' WANTS IN SENATE noanees Hla Caadldary Teller's Plaea. i DENVER. May 21 Former Governor Charles . Thomas today annouactd his candidacy for election te tbe United States as a democrat to auceeed Senator Taller. BURIED LNTHE MINE Ose Hundred and Fifty Jf en in Shaft Thn Ttrrible Explosion Oocurt, SIXTEEN OF THEM MAKE THEIR ESCAPE Eemaindir An Inpriiosed and Then U Email Hop of Safety, BOY WHO ESCAPES SUCCUMBS TO SHOCK Three Opening! to the Shafte An Blocked j the Aoddent, ONLY SIX BODIES SO FAR RECOVERED Canae of the Baploalom la gald to Raw Beea Fire Damn (galled by Match la Baad of ava Employe. FERNIE, B. C. May SI. A. terrible ex plcelon occurred at 7 o'clock last evening In No. S mine, which is connected with N. S shaft and also with the high-Una shaft. All three openings were bleckad. One hundred and fifty men were In the mine at work at the time of tbe explosion. Of this number sixteen escaped from No. S before the csve-ln. The remainder are prisoners and small hope Is nterulned for their safety. Good order prevalla and everything pee slble Is being done to relieve the situation. The fan was disabled, but waa quickly re etored. No. $ is expected to be opened soon. A boy. one of those who escaped, has since died. In Eaatera British Colombia, SEATTLE, Wash.. May 2S. Fernie Is a town in the eastern part of the province ot British Columbia, on the Crow's Neet Pss branch of the Canadian Pacific railway. It Hee in the center of a country very rich In coal deposits. The veins extend east ward Into tbe neighboring territory of Al berts. The building of tbe railway, four years ago, was followed by the operation ot the coal mines, whlrh belonged to a com pany composed largely of Toronto capital ists. These are the coal fields that J. J. Hill wss reported to have gained control of year or ao ago. Its only Industry ! mining and Its population Is about 6,000. Most of the miners are foreign born. NANAIMO. B. C. May Immediately upon receipt of tbe Fernie mine dlsaater news Mayor Manaon of this city, which has a population of about 1,000 coal miners, authorized the taking of subscriptions at the gates leading to the grounds, where a celebration Is being held today and to morrow. Tbe amount will be devoted to alleviating the suffering at Fernie. VICTORIA, B. C, May 2S. William Fernie, one of the original owners of the Crow's Nest mines, received telegram from Fernie this morning, saying that an explosion had occurred In No. and t slopes, resulting in the death of 125 men. The mines affected are situated on Coal ereek. six miles from Fernie. No. tun nel Is two miles long and No. I about the same length. From these two mines and No. 1 most of the coal of (he district It taken. It la aald by men wbo visited the mine that another explosion waa expected. Only One Slow Wire WorktnsT. VANCOUVER. B. C, May It. Prospects are poor for getting a story of the mine disaster from Fernie for some hours. There Is only one Blow wire end It Is choked up with private messagea. The company will not accept any specials until this wire is clear. A private dispatch just received here says that every one In the mine was killed. So far only six bodies have been re covered. Tbe cause of the explosion Is said to have been the presence of fire damp, ignited by a match with which a miner was lighting a pipe in defiance ot orders. A tremendous explosion occurred In No. 2 mine, followed In a tew seconds by another explosion In No. t, which la connected by a short tunnel. Tbe majority ot the men were in No. 2. Every family in the little town Is directly affected by the calamity ana tne entire surviving popu lation is in a state of frenzy. VICTORIA, B. C. May 2$. This Is tbe first serious accident which has occurred In these mines, which have only been opened tor a couple of years. Particulars are not obtainable here, Fernie being 100 miles from the regular telegraph office. TRAGEDY ENDS THEIR UVES Harder and lalclde Plasma by Con Bio of oath Bend, Indiana. SOUTH BEND. Ind.. May 2J. John W. Curry, aged $1, a carpenter, shot Dd killed his sweetheart, Susanna Keosketnetl, ageg 1. early today and then shot himself with the same revolver. Curry end the girl, with her parents, all apparently In good spirits, sat an the porch until midnight, when the family retired. About five minutes later the mother heard three shots. She gave the matter but little thought, however, and went to aieep. At 2 o'clock she awoka, and, looking out, saw the bodies of her daughter and Curry lying on the ground. The couple evidently bad planned to die together. The girl had laid her best dress aal underclothing en chair In tho parlor and the man was attired In hi best clothes. They apparently had lala on the ground aide by side. He then evidently placed the Il-callber revolver over her heart a4 fired twice. Both bullets, not an Inch part, passed through her body and hurled themaelvee in the ground. He then shot himself in the mouth, HI right band still clutched the weapon. There was no Indication of a struggle and no reason for the tragedy la known. BORAX AS A PRESERVATIVE Validity e Law Prohlhltlaa; Its Ian la to Be Tooted. ST. PATTI Minn., May 21 The test case which decide tbe validity of the law pro hibiting the uae ot preservatives la food producta will be argued before the ststa supreme court. The cases were those ot the state against C. F. Wagsnhels and J. M. Rumberg, wbo appealed from the municipal court of Minneapolis, la which they were fined for using preservatives. Rome G. Brown of Minneapolis argued that borax is harmless and that to prevent Its use and to allow salt to be used as a preservative was discrimination which made the preservatives act unconstitutional. Attorney Oenera) Douglas argued thst borax was frequently injurious to health nd that it waa no discrimination to allow tbe use of salt as a preservative, ks it is a necessity for health, wbereaa boras la hot required by tbe human ysteaa.