Fhe Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUE 10, 1871.
OMAHA, SATUKDAY MOIlXIXft, FEHHUAUY 28, 1903-TWELVE PACES.
SINGLE COPV THItEE CENTS.
ISTUMltf IN TURMOIL
lirtl Honduran Pridnt Take Ann to
Enforo Claim to Ofuoe.
NICARAGUA AIDS RETIRING EXECUTIVE
Troop Bot to Ani 8iem in Stilling
SALVADORIAN rORCES HELP OTHER SIDE
Eonilla Haa Backing of Ltto Hed of
GUATEMALA ESCAPES FEARED REVOLT
Revelatloalat Fall te Otsiala rapport
t Other Ttny Satiwaa Art
Likely Rruli Ptif
fal for Preseat.
PANAMA. Feb. 17. Newt has been re
ceived bre tbat forces under the con
mand of General Nlcaalo Vasquez, sent by
President Zelays of Nicaragua, to belp
President Sierra of Honduraa to cop with
the revolution beua by Senor Bonllla, who
it elected president of Honduraa, but
whose election wee afterward disputed by
Trealdent Sierra, hare occupied Cboluteca
City, sixty-eight milea aouth of tbe Hon
duraa capital, Tegulcalpa. Ceoeral Anastatic-,
with reinforcement! Riven by
Senor Regalado. tba retiring prealdent of
Salvador, bai Invaded Honduraa by way of
Saauntepec, to assist Senor Bonllla In bit
Bonllla himself, after landing trail at
I'Isceltuno. a email port on the gulf of
l'onseea, between Amapala Island and La
Union. Salvador, baa occupied the town of
Ocotopec, fifty milea north of San Salvador,
and la now advancing toward San Antonio
del Norte to attack tbe Honduran depart
ments Of Comayagua and La Paa. leaving
alt rear guard protected by tbe forcea of
Retiring President Regalado baa placed on
the frontier of SaJvado and Honduraa. :
MIbbIob Sot SaecesafaL
The Nlcaraguan foreign minister who waa
aent to Salvador to Indue Prealdent Re
icalado to aid the revolutionary movement
i gainst President Estrada Cabra of Guate
mala, haa been nnaucceasful In bis mission
nd haa returned to Nicaragua with the
Guatemalan would-be revolutionists under
Jeweral Leon Castillo, and also with the
',000 rifles that President Zelaya baa aent
for the usa of Salvador against Guate
mala. Tba president of the Honduran congTesa,
Dr. Alvarado Manzano, President Sierra 'a
rainlster of state. Alvarado Guerrexo., and
numcroua members of tb Honduran con
cress, have arrived at Amapala to seek
trfuge from Sierra's alleged persecution.
MaklaaT Prepaurwtlone far Mar.
SAN FRAVCISCO. Feb. i7.Th steamer
ran Juan, from Panama and Central Ameri
can ports, In-lnjf new regardlTfc the war
dtuailoa. Passengers from Nicaragua, Sal-,
tador and Honduraa tell at bands of light
ens men hurrying. ne direction and aav
Mber and passengere- from " Guatalama
peak of war prepare alia being rushed In
very part of th republic. -'. ".'
Tba governor tot Ouatamala ' baa eetab
' Ithed a strict censorship of all mall. . .
D. Mulhclland, who cornea from La Union,
fa Salvador, says that large numbers of
slvodoreans have been ehlpped la small
wata to Amapalapa to take aerrlco under
.he banner of Bonllla. 1
R. A. Weiss, a Seattle mining engineer,
rays that la Nicaragua be saw a detach
aent of Nlcaraguan soldiers at Leon on
.heir way to assist Sierra.
San Juaa passed tba American equsdron
an February IB off Lliard point. The.
rulaer New Tork signalled and aaked to be
imported all well.
WASHINGTON, Feb. J7.-rA cablegram
received today at tbe Navy department
trora Admiral Glass, dated yesterday aboard
Xew Tork, announced tbe arrival of his
flagship and Boston and Marblehead at La
Union. Salvador, yesterday. Ha said that
communication by telegraph with Amapala
waa Interrupted and reported further aa
Battle aa the main land on February 22
has taken place, resulting- lu the total de
feat of Sierra, who escaped with 00 or
men. Bonllla In pursuit. Capital la In
the possession of the tatter's adherents.
.righting supposes to oe practically over.
juiet here. Una American Interests un-
AN LOSES LIFE IN FIRE
Deatraetlaa at Balldlaa- at tVawctt,
Mass Basalts ia at Least Oaa
LOWCLL. Maes., Feb. 27. One Ufa waa
lost and all person, suffered severely from
burns and amcka at a fire which partially
destroyed the Burbank block today.
Tba victim waa Mra. Sarah F. Klttredga,
a newspaper correspondent about M years
old. who. although aroused with the
other seventy-five lodgers, stopped to get
her bicycle snd la doing so was overcome
by smoke and ferlshed.
Tba Injured, all of Whom were taken
from the front window by firemen, were:
R. T. Cahso. Miss Hsttls Hill, Mr. and Mrs.
Louts La belle and their son and daughter,
Michael and Margaret La belle.
Tbe block waa used for business purposes
oa th street Door and for apartments on
four other Boors.
The loss on the Burbank block by firs
was comparatively small, about 30.0, but
an additional loss, which may ba heavy,
baa been done by water to finished cot too
goods, tba product of the kfVssachusetls
mills, la a storehouse at ths rear, the roof
of which was burned.
Owing to the number of boarders la ths
Burbank block. It Is difficult to account for
all tba Inmates.
ULTIMATUM F0R STRIKERS
Colorado at Saathera Mea Art Clvaa
Till Tomorrow to Reeama
DENVER. Feb. 27 General Manager
Herbert of the Colorado at Southern today
announced that after noon jext Sunday
one of the striking shopmen would be re
instated. Workmen today began the construction
of a seven-foot solid wall, which Is to com
pletely esclrcls ths Colorado at Southern
Dacblns shops. Tht company has put ntns
cars la tbs shops and guards on duty equal
la sum ber ths fores of pickets suaistalned
by the strikers.
Tbo Dsaver Machine Manufacturers' aa
aoclatloa today notified ths American Labor
ualoa that they considered tht boycott
against ths Vulcaa Iron Works romps y.
which doaa work tor th Colorado 4k
BvuLhsra U ba ui.falr.
GALE BLOWS TRAIN OVER
Harrlraae Sweeps tailed Klasidwm,
Rsilss Bwlldlaas sal Derail
11. Lnn. res. a. a gate r.r aimy
preeedented velocity . swept Great
all mM .ft.1 AiA ... . M.r. v. i - sw
Telegraphic communication northwarJ ''"''
Leeda waa entirely Intcrrnpted. the eonti
nental service waa Interfered with and large
numbers of shlD wre forced to seek
shelter Ir the harbors. Many minor wreck I
occurred, and the lifeboats were busy all
along tbe coast.
At Ulverstonn, Lancashire, a passenger
train was blown over, a number of pas-
n . ,i rm InlnMil vA .. - Aa-atl.il
The gale swept over Ireland from north
. uih a u . , i . ,,..,,,.,'
collapsed, burying fifteen persons In tbe
ruins. One waa killed and one fatally In
jured. Various coaet points report vessels
ashore. The rivers in the Interior are
SOLDIERS ARE AMBUSHED
Fir HssarH tblaese I sa aerial
Traawa Caacht la Pass aad
Killed ay Rebels.
PKKIN. Feb. 27. Advices received here
todsy show that &00 imperial troops were
caught February If In an ambush in tbe
Tang I'ing paas by tbe rebels of the prov
ince of Kwang SI, North China. All the
soldiers were killed and tbe rebels cap
tured large supplies of arms which tbe
troops were taking to tbe besieged garri
son' of Chi Tuen.
The official reports admit that the rebel
ion in Kwang Si la Increasing and ha
spread over the border Into the province of
Hunan. Tbe viceroy of Hunan haa sent
troops to tbe boundary to check the rebels'
CONSUL SAWTER IS AFRAID
Ho Derides ta Hat Accept Post Be
eaase af the Tellaw
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador, Feb. 27. United
States Consul General Sawter and Mra.
Sawter, who arrived here February 25,
via Payta. Peru, have started on their re
turn to the United Statea on the steamer
which brought them aouth. Mr. Sawter. It
la alleged, became afraid of tbe yellow
fever when he saw tbe consulate where
Tbomaa Nast. the former consul general,
died December 7 of the fever.
Strong wlnda have cauaed an overflow of
the Allaust river. Some damage baa been
done to tbe railroad line to Quito, but
traffic will be resumed In a few days.
ABSENCE EXCITES COMMENT
If a wa I law Caasaatmlaaer of Aarrtewl
tsrs Gara tm Callfarala aad Daes
' HONOLULC. Feb. 17. By Pacific Cable.)
Wray Taylor, the territorial commissioner
of gricultare wholeft for the Pacific coast
January Z, .an tbo ateamer1 Korea an a
month' leave of absence,'' did not return on
Bterre, a. expected.
He ha not been heard from since bla t
departs ra from 1 Honolulu, and hia non- I
arrival Is a matter of speculation. Tbs
announced purpose of his trip wss a visit to I
Horticultural Commissioner Craw of Cali
TO REPAIR WRONG TO BOERS
Radyard Klpllaa; Dedicatee Poena taland Jennie Connors, as be gives all the I
the Mlssloa af Ckaajkerlala
la aatli Africa.
LONDON. Feb. 27. Tbe Times this morn-
lng publishes a poem by Rudyard Kipling j
. , . ., - w n,.ki.,... ,
In eelebrstlon of Mr. Chamberlain s mis-
slon to South Africa. It begins: j
Wheys my fresh-turned furrows run and
the deep soli glistens red.
I will repair the wrong that was done to
. tbe living and tbe dead.
FIRE DESTROYS HAYTI TOWN
Part da Pals la Completely Aaalhll.
ted, Oaly m Few Vessels la
CAPE HATIEN. Feb. 27. A dispatch re
ceived here from Gros Morne today announ
ces the complete destruction of Port de
Palx. rlaytl. by fire, last night. Only tha
Teasel's belonging to the Haytien company
Lac Warkrra Maks Exhibit.
BERLIN. Feb. 27. Dr. Lewald. the com
missioner of Germany at the St. Louis
exposition, held a conference yesterday
with ths lace curtain manufacturers of
Plsuen, Saxony, who decided to make a
special exhibit at St. Louts. The lacs in.
dustry Is now enjoying an unusual run of
American orders and the manufacturers
therefore are mora ready to Incur expenses
than those engaged in the metal trades.
Ths commissioner ' says thst German in
dustrial art is taking a lively Interest In
ths exposition and will make an excellent
Exploalaa Catweee Eseltemeat.
VIENNA. Feb. 27. Aa explosion tn the
cellar of the Imperial palace todsy csused
momenlsry excitement, but it was soon
ascertained that It waa due to the acci
dental Ignition of some sportlag ammuni
tion. A couple of workmen were injured.
To Pay tbo allers.
HAVANA, Feb. 21 President Palms has
signed the soldiers' pay loan bill, which
authorises tha Issue of bonds to ths amount
of (35.000.000. .
ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ART
Mllllaaalrea of Philadelphia, Pledge
Lara was for la of (.earn
' PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 27. The sum of
300,00 has been subscribed for the es
tablishment tn this city of as American
academy of dramatic art. This waa done
at a dinner party held at tha Hotel Belle
vue. and which was given by William
Donovan, president of tbe Eastern Steel
company, for Mr. George Clark, formerly
leading man of the late Augustla Daly's
Nearly all the diners were millionaire
and moat of them multi-millionaires. P. A.
B. Widener aad John M. Mark subscribed
1100,000 each: William M. Bunn. former
governor of Idaho, and Senator Charles A,
Porter, put their names down for 125.0c
each, and Clarence Wolf offered to rals
fse.000 aa a contribution from ike firm of
Mr. Do novas declared that he would
raise ll.OM.vO aa sous a Lb tret milUoa
TRIES MURDER IN SLEEP
Ohio Bluebeard Drub for Fifth Wife'
Safety Had He Stayed Free.
0WS HOW WOMEN WERE STRANGLED
' fi. tr,",M
ssl Tklaka Victims
y His ratal
HAMILTON, O.. Feb. 27. Mrs. Sadii
Wensell who came here last night to aee
"- ,.r nuapp. me
fussed multi-murderer, had a long talk
long talk wl.h
the prisoner in the presence of Sheriff
Hia sister had previously written him '.
about marrying hia four: wife. Anne '
May Gamble, at Indianapolis, about a '
month after the disappearance of Hannib i
Goddard Knapp. bis third wife, and In
conversation, Mra. Wenzcll said: 'Aliv. it '
ha. been M.d that I have Hannah , ear-
rings and ring, and I want you, in the pres
ence of the sheriff to exontrate me on thit
"Hannah's ring will be found on her
"How about tbe earrings?"
"If she had earrings, they will be found
In her ears."
"Ally, have you been well aince your ar
"No; I have not been well a moment. I
suffer all the time with a piin In my head.
It la there now and I hardly know what I
Preseat Wife Sarrowly Escapes.
"Had you not been arreated. would you
have killed tbe wife whom you now have In
Indianapolis?" was asked of Alfred Knapp
"That Is hard to tell," was tbe remarka
The question did not disconcert Knapp,
but seemed to arouse In him a speculative
sense that caused him to go Into an ex
planation of bis answer.
"I know thst she woks up several times
since we were married and found my bands
on her neck, when I wss asleep, too. She
wouid wake when I grabbed ber and wake
me and ask me what I meant by taking
bold of ber neck that way, and I could not I
tell her why, because I was asleep and did
not know I bad done It.
"Just last week she woke up Just in time,
or she might never have woke up at all.
I grabbed ber ao tight and waa choking her
so that the wss nearly gone when she came
to acd woke me up. I cannot aee what
makes me do that."
The searchers for tbe body of Hannah
Knapp, wife No. J. reported no progress up
to this afternoon and If they do not find
the shoe box with the body on. reaching
Lawrrneeburg, Ind.. tbe search will : be
Mayor Bosche said todsy: '
"Unless ws find the body of the wife
(Hannah) Knapp will likely be turned aver
to tbe Cincinnati police, where 'hey have
a case against him. In which the bodies
were recovered and to which h ba. con
fessed. In anticipation of Knapp probably
bring tried elsewhere, be. was today inter
viewed on Jfce; three- case. af-CliwrlnnatL
Knapp went aver sack of tsta eases to which
ha .confessed yesterday, giving" the moat
"In the case of Msry Elkhart, whom ha
first met at Dayton, be Implicated his third
wife. Hannah Goddsrd, but his cross-ex
amination wss such that the officers do not
think she held Msry's bands while he
choked tbe girl. The Cincinnati officers
say that be evidently kcows all about the
killing of Mary Elkhart. Emma I.ittlemsnn
and Jennie Connors, as be gives all tbe
descriptions, even to the kind .of a towel
frund around Mary'a neck."
Alfred Knapp hss paid no attention to
tbe repeated orders of hia attorneys and
descriptions, even to the kind .of a towel I
ffund around Mary a neck."
Alfred Knapp has paid no attention tO
the repeated orders of his attorneys and
his sister, not to talk about bis crimes.
. ... . ,
Prosecutor Osrd notified the sheriff today
to prohibit reporters, policemen and others
from seeing Knspp hereafter.
VA'oatasi Aide Owe Crime.
In anticipation of hia probable trial at
Cincinnati Knapp was Interviewed today
regarding tbe cases there and especially
about the rtrangling of Mary Ekhart.
When asked why be killed ber he coolly
replied: "I wss afraid ahe would tell some
thing she knew."
"What did she know?" he wss asked,
"Well. It wss this wsy: I wss married
. t , r . . t 1
men i n one i inrew
Into the canal, you know, and I was goin
with Hsnnsk to this bouse on Wslnut
street in Cincinnati, to Msry Ekbar:'s
room. That night Hannah and I went there
and Mary Ekhart went out. When aha
came back Hannah and I were together
and Mary sot mad because we were there
ao long and said: 'I am going to tell your
wife on you.' and. then she went out again i
to tbe bakery. . Hannah waa afraid aha
would tell and ssld we ought to keep ber
from It, and tbat'a bow it happened. We
mads It up and, when Msry came back I
choked her from behind.
"What did Hannah do?"
"She held Mary'a hands. Thst'a the rea
son she never said anything.
"Did you tie a towel around her neck?
When asked to describe Msry Ekhart
Knspp said: "She was as tall as me and
bsd dark hair. Oh. I knew her when she
wss in Dayton. She advertised for a cor
respondent ia tbs personals snd I an
swered it and used to go to see ber.
Aaked then to describe tbe flight of him- j
self acd the woman. Knapp aald he left :
first and met the milkman, almost knocking
blm down In the doorwsy. Tbs woman
followed him after tbe milkman bad gone
and he then returned. locked the door to
Mary Ekhart'a room and latsr threw the
key Into the canal.
Ha went Into much further details about
meeting tittle Emma Littlemann on tbe
streets at CinclnatU and taking her to the
lumber yard where bar body was found,
and about choking Jennie Connors, wife
No. 2, and throwing her body Into the
canal at Cincinnati.
After talking sorae time he wss aaked:
"Are yoa sorry for the murders you have
"Yes. I em," hs replied slowly. "When
I think of Hannah and the rest I feel bsd.
I don't know why I killed Hannah, ghe
was a good wife to me. I don't know why
I did It. I always bsd a peeulisr feeling of
satisfaction when I killed a woman or a
child. No I cannot say that I ever tu4 a
feeling of regret. Once or twice I worried
over th .fear of being arrested. Well,
they have got me and I guess that they will
send me up for life. Now, don't try to
soars sne by saying that I will go to ths
chair. Thar won't do that to me. will
tearts Maay Harder.
Knspp not only told bow he killed his
victims, but hs acted ths aces. Hia fin
gers crooked like a carrion crow's and his
face knotted Into hard ' lints, tbs eyes
(CoaUaued aa sce&4 Pad.)
STARTS FIGHT FOR MILLIONS
Brasher Claims Widow t rwaaly Tosk
Dead Maa'a Ratate to !'
esse, in which tbe broth
Hagaman, ho died in Is seeking sn
serourting of tbe cstste from tbe widow,
came up ioday Iwfore Srrogatr Fitzgerald.
The widow. ho is now Mrs. Walter
Pelabarre. asserted that the estate wss
j orth about IJ iWoOO. The contestant de
; clared Its vslue to be tl.i0.(0. The mat
ter came up on a motion to act aside the '
' order referring it to a referee. ' i
Counsel for Isaac Hagaman. the contest
Ing brother, submitted an affidavit by hia
client which asserted that hie broih's
widow and Dr. Richard C. Flower toJ blm
and hia two sisters that deceased had "met
with a number of business reverse inward
the end of his life which prevented blm
from makiDg any provision for tbem, and
that be lft little or no property." The
at.divlt further alleges that Theodore did
not receive the care of any .nursa except !
the widow and Maurice Willi., who I.
married to the sister of I)r. Flower, and
that while M Htirrmin rh. k
. . ton . t. : . !
for ;t;.S0 to his widow.
The affidavit continues:
On the day she received the chock she
trnr.sferred .V..t to Dr. Flower. m Sep
Kml.er U. the day aft-r my brother's
dath. two checks for tS.KW and i,)
wire paid, earh of which, it appears from
the widow's examlnarhin, Were dited Scp
Umbtr H'. 13i. and whlchl were Indorsed
over to Dr. Flower. 1
1 allege the fact to be fiat the 571i
and other moneys bflongfcig to my de
ceased brother were misa tlproprlated and
converted to their own sise by t:ie said
widow and the said Dr. Flower and divers
other persons as a res'jlt of a conspiracy
snd combination to defraud my brother
and h's heirs.
About June, lrlj, I was communicated
with by Andrew D. Melov. My sisters
and 1 did execute end deliver en agree
ment of release, but the releaee was de
livered without receipt of fl and was given
upon the express understanding that U
would not be used until we were satisfied
with the amount that we shojld receive
by reason thereof.
"I thin1: tbe whole Question, said the
surrogate, "narrows Itself down to whether
this court has the right to try tbe ques
tion of the delivery of the release."
Counsel were asked to submit briefs on
Wednesday, after which the surrogate will
decide tbe question at once.
DEAD WITH SKULL- CRUSHED
E. P. Bardlrk af the BwsTala Ea-relapa
Works Probably Ylctlaa'
BUFFALO. Feb. 27. E. P. Burdlck, prea
ldent of tbe Buffalo Envelope works was
found deed In bis room todsy with bis skull
crushed. The Indication are that It was
the work of burglars.
An open front door and rear window
broken open Indicated a murder was com
mitted by robbers. Aa examination by ths
police showed that nothing had been stolen.
Mr. Burdlck was seen last rlive at 10:34
o'clock last nlgbt, when he went downstairs
to fix the furnace for the ntght. '
The body was found stretched ont upon
a couch and covered with 4 rug and, sofa
pillows. The couch was soaked with blood--Tba
static' i" tbe room were also at mm
about and there were maajy btoodetalns on
tbs floor and walla.
Tbe neighborhood tn which the murder
was committed is one of the finest and
wealthiest in Buffalo.
The Burdlck family Included Mrs. Bur
dlck. her mother and three daughters. ' Mrs.
Burdick Is awsy from home. Her where
abouts are unknown. She left home about
a month ago with the Intention. It Is said,
of not returning. It la known thst .Mr. snl
Mrs. Burdick were not on rood terms.
Chl-f Cup sock this afternoon gave out
the following atatemenr-
- rmm what investigations I have tnarie t
I would conclude that Mr. Burdick waa
downstairs by a ring or a knock
at the door after he wss resdy for bed.
,or ne wa. clad oniy ,n hi underclothes:
! He evidently admitted someone be knew
well and took the visitor into his den for
a talk and to partake of the luncheon
There are some siens of a struggle. The
fact that two of the fingers of Mr. Bur
dick's left hand were broken Indicates that
he put up hia hard to ward off a blow
which he saw coming.
The body waa covered with a rug and
several pillows, so that nothing could be
seen but the blood which flowed from un
der the pillow.
Tbe force with which tbe blowt were
delivered seems to preclude the possibility
that a woman delivered them. Mrs. Bur
dlck. the murdered man's wife, left borne
,-. ,,n wi,k ,h i, .,
ssid. of not returning. On December 5
proceedings for divorce were filed by Mr.
SNOW DRIFTS INTO THE CUTS
Possibility of Aaother Tleap Ca
froata 1 slos Parlde
CHEYENNE. Wyo.. Feb. 27 (Special
Telegram.) Tbe fears of railroads that tha
fall of snow during the last storm would
be blown into the cuts snd lmpeds traffic
I are now being realised. All day a strong
wind plied tbe snow across tbe prairies
and into every depression and now it hat
reached the height of a gale. In soms
.!.. aHrftttnn.l am. fell an .AAA .i"l" rrl acniev'
, - ' "
ine iroumes oi tne raiiroaoa.
Tbe Union Paclfio has all of its snow,
bucking apparatus in service, but trains
sre running away late and there sppears to
be some danger ot a tieup before morning
ia tbe event the wind continues. Th
weather ia growing colder snd this renders
being in tne open simost impoaainie.
At In previous storms, the wind hat
proven a blessing to the stock interests tn
that it has uncovered tbe grass so that ths
half froxen snd weakened animals can find
sufficient food to sustain life at least.
PACKERS' MENMAY STRIKE
Deasaad Xesv Was Scale aad Charter '
Hears, with Threat of
CHICAGO. Feb. V. Labor trouble at th
stoca yaras is brewing again. There la a
prospect of a general strike of pscklng
house engineers, supported by tbe stesm
fitters and machinists. Two hundred en
gineers have asked for a new wsge scale
and aa eight-hour day, but ths packers
refuse to yield. It was said by tbe sen
tonight that they woald go oa otrike next
week unless a settlement w aa reached.
ESCAPES AS IF BY MIRACLE
Mlacr Falls Haadrcd Feet Desra
hart. Merely Brtaklag
TERRE HAUTE, Ind.. Feb. 17. Samuel
Harris, a miner, fell 102 feet down a shaft
today and escaped with nothing more se
rious ttiaa a brokea leg-
URGES CONGRESS TO ACT
"ident in liesage Point Ott Seed for
Philippine Tariff Bill
SPECIAL SENATE SESSION SEEMS SIRE
(sbis ssd Caaal Treaties Both See at
loomed a ad taw Be A lose aved
by Kstranrdlaary Nrftlsg
WASHINGTON. Feb. 27. The president
late this afternoon sent the following mes-
sage to the eeaate:
"I have Just received a cable from Gov
ernor Taft, which runs aa followa:
"Necessity for the raB"c of the house
tariff bill is most urgent. The. conditions
jf prociuitive Indus ry and business are
considerably worse than in Nomlr, th-
date of my lat rtport. and are growing
worse eai h month. Some revival in Sueur
and tobacco prl.es have beer experienced. '
d je to the expectation of a tariff law . Th- j
Interests of 1 ilipinos in sugar and tobacci 1
UWoVin' thefi?e o7 thUXter'M
csts. A number of tobacco fsctorles will
have to clone and
many sugar hacleti.l-.
win b put up for sale at a
it l nee It tn .
til! should not pass. i
t ut-toms receipts have ratten on tni-
month one-third, showing the decrease of
the iurihin power of the island. Oen
eral bus. no 's stagnant. All ,rtles. in
cluding labor unions. mi'St urenuously
petition for the tariff bill.
"Vice Governor Luke Wright endorses In
tbe strongest manner all that Governor
Taft baa said and says be has the grsvest
apprehension as to the damage that may
come to the islands if there !s not a sub
stantial reduction In tbe tariff levied
against Philippine goods coming Into tbe
United States. I most earnestly ssk that
this matter recelva the Immediate attention
of congress and that the relief prayed for
"As congress knows, a series of rslsmi
tles have befallen tbe Philippine people.
Just as they were emerging from nearly
six years of devaatatlng warfare, with the
accompanying destruction of property and
the breaking up of tbe bonds of social order
and the habits of peaceful Industry, there
occurred an epidemic of rinderpest which
destroyed 90 per cent of tbe caribous, the
Philippine cattle, leaving the people with
out draught snimsis to till the laud or ti
aid In tbe ordinsry work of farm and vil
lage life. The extent of the disaster can
be seen from tbe fact that the surviving
caribous hsve Increased over ten fold In
value. At tbe same time a peculiar ori
ental horae disesse became epidemic, fur
ther crippling transportation. Tbe. rice
crop already reduced by various causes to
but a fourth of ita ordinary site, haa been
dsmagod by locusts so that tbe price of
rice has nesrly doubled.
"Under these circumstances there Is Im
minent dsnger of a famine in the islands.
Congress Is la course of generously ap
propriating 11.000,000 to meet the immedi
ate needs, but the Indlspensible and pre
eminent need Is the resurrection of produc
tive Industry from the prostration Into
which it hss been thrown by the causes
"I ask action la the tariff matter, not
merely from the standpoint of wise govern
mental policy, but as a measure of hu
manity, ta response to aet appeal to which "j
this great people ahoahl not close Its ears.
We have assumed responsibilities toward
tbe Philippines which w are in honor
bound to fulfill. We hsve the specific duty
of taking every measure in our power to
tee to their prosperity. The first and most
j important step In this direction has been
accompnsnea ny tne join action ot tne
military and civil authorities In securing
peace and civil government. Tbe wisdom
of congress at tbe present session has pro
vided for them a stable currency, and Its
spirit of humane liberality and Justice will
be thown tn the appropriation now sub
stantially agreed upon, but there remains
a vital need that one thing further aball
be done. The calamities which have be
fallen them at above enumerated could
have been averted by no human wisdom.
They cannot be completely repaired, but
the suffering -can be greatly alleviated and
a permanent basis of futu.e prosperity in
sured it tbe economic relations of fhe is
lands with the United Statea are put upon
a satisfactory basis.
I.lttle Hope for (abaa Treaty.
The discussion at today's cabinet meet
ing revolved principally about legislation
In congress. Little hope Is felt that tbe
Cuban and canal treaties will be ratine 1
at tbe present session, and esch day's delay
Is increasing the probability of an' extra
ordinary session of the senste.
The president has reiterated hia deter
mination to call a special session In tb?
event of the failure of either one or both
of the treaties. So far as can be ascer
tained, tbe president bas not determined
upon any datesfor the opening of '.he extra
session, but it is regarded as likely that
It will be almost directly after the close
of tbe present session.
Editors Adopt ReaelBtloas.
The National Republican Editorial asso
ciation today adopted the following resolu
tion: The unbroken prosperity which haa a-iven
the country an unparalleled growth and
advancement since the restoration of re
publican rule in 1S97 la the complete vindi
cation of the value and success of repub-
ments or tne strong, progressive and brll
liant administrations of Presidents McKtn
ley and Rooaevelt and the faithful fulfil
ment of republican pledges continue tbe
highest appeal lor republican supremacy
I Resolutions also were adopted defining
! the object of the organization, which Is "to
promote the co-operation of the republican
I f'nif A , .
of the principles snd policies of th re-
KK;Z.iPL0WS HOPE TO MOVE SNOW
the Intelligent understanding and accept
ance of the spirit and alms which are Illus
trated in republican administration and
Also accepting and adopting ths repub
lican national platforms of 1&!4 and 190
at the authoritative declaration of the re
publican creed, and as the chart by which
the government abould be guided in dealing
with tbe living and vital queatlona which
are nresentetf ta the American neonle for
Prior to tbe adoption of these resolution
Senators Hanna snd Depew made short ad
dresses. Senator Hanna was enthusiastically re
ceived. He said thst the republican ed
itors ot the country were doing well in
organizing tbe comprehensive association
through which they could keep well In
touch with the political events of the day
snd tbe ideas and sentiments of ths whole
country. "We sre not to deal altogether,"
b ss.d, "with the 'Ohio idea' or the 'Iowa
ides.' but tbs idea of the republican party
as a whole. The broad republican Idea,
tbe old policies and tbe old tenets of tte
republican party have won notable victories
la tbe past, and tbey ars safs landmarks
to guide the party In the future."
In concluding bis remarks Senator Hanna
(Continued oa second Page.)
CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
Forecast fni Nebrkn Fair and CoMcr
KstuMav; High Northwest Winds. Sun
Trmwerat are at Omaha Yesterday!
Hoar. Des. Haar. Drat.
S a. m ..... . I at. sa SW
a. m X.t X a. sa S-1
7 a. m SI 1 i. a -t"
A a. as 4 I t. m H
a. as 34 S p. m S3
in i. sa 34 H p. m S-1
11 a. sa 34 T p. sa S3
IS sa. 34 p. as 3.1
p. aa avt
STATE WANTS OF OMAHA VIEW
Esteaaloa af Street Car l.laa atad
Mare Arc l.lshta tba Slast
The members of tbe Omaha View Im
provement club held an enthusiastic meet
ing Friday evening, and If the enthusiasm
displayed is prophetic of tesults, that part
0f tne c(t. wl eni0T manifold benefits
.,thl th .
extension of tb. Tl
w months. The proposed
Thirtv-third street car line
from p.rver ,treet to Uanle waa the chief
,j,, ...km- ...... ,
. -uns '
lighting facilities did not escape the de-
manda of the members. New crosswalks
grading and other improvements were given
boosts and Omaha View stock rose several
points store psr.
The Union Pacific railroad came In for a
few severe Jolts during the meeting, while
tbe strike l.reakers :ecelved mention In a
Councilman Karr and City Electrician
Scburtg were present snd spoke during the
Tbe proposed extension of the street csr
line upon Thirty-third street was tbe first
business of Importance which was hsndled.
The strip of property nesr Parker street,
north of Blondo, which has been a barrier
to the extension, was reported ready to be
deeded to the city by the Reed estate
that the proposed extension might not be
When requested to speak upon the ques
tion Councilman Karr aaid: "We have got
to have that extension this year, and I
shall work in conjunction with you to se
cure It. You may count upon my assistsnce
in every way In aiding you."
He also referred to the levy recently
msde snd said that while possibly tbe
mayor might veto it. he thought that such
would not be the sctlon. "If we win." he
said, "we will hsve plenty of money to
spend out here. If we lose, why, tbere'a a
string tied to tbe levy, anyway, but it will
make ut nesrly $2,00? shy."
A committee consisting of Messrs. Cal
lahan, Hunter, Taylor, Robinson, Tuttl
snd Evsns wss sppointed to confer with the
Street Railwsy company and again present
the club's requests.
City Electrician Scburtg spoke upon tbe
Illumination of Omaha View. The expense
Incurred by the city In maintaining police
protection for tbe Union Pacific strike
breakers expressly wss criticised In a
scorching resolution offered by Simeon Rob
inson. The resolution was unanimously
adopted and will be presented to the Fire
and Police board at Ita next meeting.
City Prosecutor Thomas wss sonewhst
censured for sot appearing sgalnst- s strike
breaker lb Jha noUre eoairtji whose . case
he was said to have set for one dsy, snd
then discharging the prisoner the day be
fore tbe hearing. The club, later, wisely
saw :t might possibly be wrong in Its in
formation and deferred the grievance til!
a later date.
A new arc light was promised the club
and was voted to be plsced at Thirty
fourth and Corby streets.
SIX MONTHS AMONG BRIGANDS
Miss Ellea M. Steae Delivers laterral
las; Leetsre at First t'oaarr
Miss Ellen M. Stone, fir whom tfio.OOO
rtntom and many columns of newspaper
space were required by tbe brigands, of
Macedonia two years ago, recited tbe story
of ber rapture snd cspttvity to a Urge j
audience at tbe First Congregational church
last night. This was Miss Stone's first
appearance in Omaha and she made a hit,
both while on the platform and at the
reception given by the Ladies' Aid society
of the church in the psrlors, after shs had
finished i peaking. Nearly 100 women and
some dozen men sought a personal Inter
view with the returned missionary. Coffee
and cakes were served.
Miss Stcns delivered her lecture with
considerable dramatic force, using few
tricks or artifices to bold tbe attention of
her listeners, who, neverthelr as, were kept
deeply Interested in the narrative, which
was simply told. When Rev. Herring tn-
troduced Hiss Stone a round of sppl.u.e
greeted ber. A meaium-slxea and ver
plsin-festured womsn, Miss Stone's fsce Is
constantly lighted with snimstion. Most
of her story Is familiar to the public.
"A few hours after we were captured
we knew what manner ot men the brigands
were." said Miss Stone. "We bad beard
a revolver shot and did not know what It
meant. Later we found out and the reve
lation was sn awful one. A traveler had
surprised the band at they were driving
ut from tbe highway. He had shot at tbe
brigands and had been stricken down by
a muaket butt. He was led Into a thicket
a llttl way from us and we heard him
slaughtered heard his desth cries ascend-
ing as tbe daggers were plunged Into bin
iverlng flesh "
,UMtss Stone described the p.thetle birth
ot the Tsi'ks babe In a nanner that al
most wrung tears from tbe eyes ot msny
: uivai " ft '
Kaasaa Itallroada Are Still Battllaa;
with Drifts, While Weather
TOPEKA. Kan.. Feb. 27. Tbe railroads
have not yet fully overcome the snow
blockade la western Kansas.
In Garden City, twenty-eeven inches of
snow represents the fall since Monday
night, with a prospect for more. At Lakin
It Is fifteen Inches deep. Snow plows are
being operated and the rillroal lines will
soon be clear.
Mevemeale ot Oceaa Vessels Feb. 3T.
York Arrived-Slcilia. from
Al C'openhsgen Sailed Norge.
At Ponta el Gara Arrived
from rotnhen. for New York
"jscar 1 1.
At The Llxard PassjR) ndam. from i
ew lorn. lor noueraam; i. Aquitaine,
from New York, f'.r Havre.
At Piraeus Arrived M iltke, from New
York, via r'ui chal and Malta, on Orient
At IJverpool Arrived Germanic, from
At Naples Arrived Calabria, from Leg
horn, for New York.
At Onoi Arrived Sicilian Prince, from
New York via Naples.
At London Arrived Cambrian,
BM)ton: Messaba, tmra New j ors bailed
Minnehaha, fur Nw York.
DIVIDE ON TAX BILL
Majority of fommittee Etport Adversely on
Giving Cities Their Eight.
ONE STANDS WITH DOUGLAS NEKBERS
Hcday of Lancaster Chang front and
Tot with th Kaiority.
JOINT MEMORIAL SESSION FOR MORTON
Governor Mickey Maks Principal Addm
ia Eulogy of Dead.
OLD NEIGHBORS TELL OF HIS WORTH
Slate Lcalslaiare Adepts Fltllast
Mesnerlal to the Originator af
Arbor Day aad lloaered
From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN. Feb. J7. (Special Telegram !
The committee on cities snd towns hss
finally decided on ltt report oa house roll
130, the bill giving to every municipality la
the state the right to tax directly the rail
road terminals for city purposes. Fws)
members of the committee voted to In
definitely postpone the bill and three ta
recommend it for passage. Those repre
senting tbe majority are McClay ot tbe
city of Lincoln, Roberts of i'remont, Ferrar
of Grand Island. Cropscy of Fairbury and
Cassel of Nebraska City, while tbe minority
members are Ciltert and Nelson of Omaha
aad Sweesey of Hastings. Kvery man on
the committee .comes from a city which
would be vitally aJected try '.his bill, and
every man comes from a city which !tf per
sistently demsnding the passage ot tbe bllL
The two Douglas county members and Mr.
Sweeiey have devoted the last week or
more to pleading with associates oa the
committee, trying to get them la line on
this Important measure, but no further
hopes of this sre now enlertsined. Tha
only hope ia to vote down the majority re
port in the house and btve the bill placed
on general file. It it thought that about
next Tuesdsy the reports of the committee
will be submitted.
Met'lay Changes Frssl.
In voting to kill this bill McClay haa re
pudisted his former declarations and takes
a stand against his own bill, house toll 200.
which be' Introduced some time ago and
which Is In the esscntlsl provision a Coun
terpart of house roll 330. It will be re
membered, too, that at tbe first of ths ses
sion Mr. McClay unbosomed blmself In a
speech on tbe floor ot th hojs as one of
tbe most rrdent champions of the proposi
tion to tax railroad terminals for local pur
poses. In thst speech he vigorously de
nounced the railroads for not paying their
Just proportion of city taxes and commit- ,
ted himself unequivocally to the promotion
of legislation which would correct this
wrong. His speech atti acted mors atten
tion tbaa any that baa beew made la tbo'
leg I slat ore this session oa this quest lee.
and now bit radical change of front nat
urally attracla notice and Invite geaersl
- In explanation of his changed attitude
Representative McClay said:
"I have changed my course because the
people of Lincoln who were advocating this
sort of a measure at the first ot the ses
sion sre not In favor ot It cow. A com
mittee from the commercial bodies ot this
city waited on me to inform ms to this ef
fect. 1 do not intend pushing my bill tor
It it a fact that while no doubt tha
popular sentiment of Lincoln Is still favor
able to equitable railroad taxation, some
of the men who were moat active In advo
cating these measures at tbe outset have
taken a different position. Their change
was wrought after a certain meeting held
in Lincoln and baa always beep regarded aa
rather myaterlous. J. H. Ager, the Bur
lington pass distributor, was secretary of
that meeting and It has slwsys been the
general impression that such Interests as
Mr.-Ager represented influenced ths change
of besrt which wss brought about In
tbe men bark of this tsx commissioner
scheme in Lincoln.
This movement is a new one In Lincoln,
so it Is commonly said, and while tbe pee- '
pie wbo have given It their attention are
for It. tbey are certainly not aa emphatic
and aggressive In their advocscy as are tb
citizens of Omshs who are pushing It- Tet
it Is evident thst from a popular standpoint
Lincoln is for Just this thing.
Pay Trlbwte to Mortss,
ei. . .. . anil ....... nnnu n 4 I- 4n n
, ' J, 7hla iftwiim t m
tribute to the late Hon. J. Sterling Mor-
.on, as a speclsl order, in compliance with
a resolution introduced yesterday In tbs
bouse by Caaiel of Otoe. The ceremonies
which were deeply impressive, lasted for an
hour and a half. At tbe conclusion, at
3 : 25. the house snd senste dissolved th
Joint session sad adjourned In respect to
the memory of the deceased statesman.
Tbe floor lobbies and galleries were 11114
with spectators, msny of whom were friends
and neighbors of the late Mr. Morton from
his borne town. Nebraska City and vicinity.
Governor Mickey was ths principal
epesker. Hs resd his eulogy from mann
1 -crtpt. The governor paid an e oqueat
an1 ffec,iT' tribute to Nebraska a dia-
tlngulshed de.d Hs Prir.yed In strong
j ana Deaumui uiowu uis i-inng quaimv
as a citizen, statesman soldier snd acholsr.
" Nebraska has never known a resident more
useful or honorable. Ills Imprest bsd been
indelibly stamped upon tbe state snd na
tion and his fame and honor ran even
beyond the limits ot bis own country. Hs
was known snd admired by tbe people of
foreign nations " To tbe domestic life of
Mr. Morton Governor Mickey paid the most
beautiful tribute. He pictured It at Ideal
and pointed to the prominence and integrity
of hit children at Indication of hi splendid
example. Hia famous home. Arbor Lodge,
at Nebraska City, the governor aad other
speakers pointed to aa the monument to
aa Ideal domestic felicity. Governor
Mickey's address was listened to with rapt
attention snd manifestly wat received with
Othert who spoke were Representatives
Cassel and Jonet of Otoe. McClay of Lan
caster, Spurlo.k of Cass, Besrt of Burt,
Loomlt of Dodge ind Senator Wall of Buf
falo. Geveraer Mickey's Addreaa.
Governor Mickey said:
Mr. Speaker. I deeply lmi.ra4 with
with the sat red memories of this hour, set
apart as it ta in reverent bunor of tha tit
and chMracirr of one who had a great
share in the evolution of Nebraska and
whose personality fcnd genius hav left ao
impress upon the atate which lim cannot
efface. It la mott tittlng that w should
occasionally la) aside tiiS pressing duties
of the present and turn our thoughts to
vara those of other days, as wa do bow.
i I estrem it a privlleg to be permuted to
j parti, ipit in thj se rvice and to add a
woros to sui snay oe aaoo, u aonor
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