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THE OMATIA DAILY HEE: MONDAY. MARCH 21, 1004.
PAVLOV'S SAD FAkEWELL Ennian BepreteoUtiTS Lsirei Gjk at Bequest of J-aft Minister. IS PROVIDED WITH SPECIAL TRAIN Firat Reanlt of Japan's Rapid Move ment to Gain Control of Hermit Kli(4om and Outstrip Opponent. (From a Special Correspondent of the the Herald.) SEOUL Corea, Feb. 12. 1904-Seoul today has witnessed the closing of tho Russian legation and the departure of M Alexander Pavlov, the Russian minister, hla family and ataff, aa well as a complete legation guard of upward of alzty men. In addi tion to the members of the legation and Other Russian officials priests and residents left Corea to seek a haven of refuge. At I o'clock In the morning Urge crowds bad assembled at the railway station, many to say goodby to valued friends, hut more drawn by curiosity. In a heavy Snowstorm stood American, British, French, German Italian, lielglan and Japanese min isters and legation officials to bid fare well to their unhappy Russian colleague, ' and lined up on the platforms were aome 130 Japanese soldiers, restraining the crowd from Interfering with the comfort of the travelers. The special train which had been pro vided by the Japanese Hallway company left at S:3S. It comprised three cars, and on tho platforms of eut-h were stationed Japanese soldiers. Although there was plenty of color and life, the seen was anything but a gay one, and bore many vldencea of Badness, for none of the pas sengers were leaving of their own free Will. In less than one week the active Japan ese government had outstripped Its power ful opponent in striving for control of the Hermit kingdom, and some 1.600 troopa of Japan had quietly and without opposition marched Into Seoul, Ihus securing posses sion of the city, for it would be the last thought of tho Corean government to use Ita army of 10,000 soldiers against any force of armed men possessing evidence of . strength. The troops had scarcely found rest In temporary ' barracks before the Japanese minister sent a polite message to tho Rus sian minister, though his friend, the VI comte de Fontenay, the French minister, Indicating that hla continued presence In Corea Waa not desired at this particular moment. '.There was no alternative but to give Immediate compliance to the wishes expressed by the representative of the Japanese government. At a quarter to 10 o'clock the special train bearing the Russian minister, M. Pav lov, his family, the legation attaches, his marine guard and the Ruaslan residents of Seoul, eighty-four persona all told, reached the Chemulpo railway station from Seoul. At tha railway atatlon at Chemulpo were drawn up 200 Japanese troops. At the head of the hatoba (landing stage), ad jacent to the atatlon. an additional 800 troops were on guard. Major General Ichlchl, of the Japanese forces, accompanied M. Pavlov on the train, also M. Eugene Dradler, vice conaul for France at Seoul. No others outside of tho' Russian party were allowed on- the train. The Russian Legation guard, num bering sixty-four marinesi were detrained fully armed, with full cartridge belts and fixed bayonets. As M.jl Pavlov., at the head of his party, with tho Russian marines bringing up the . rear, passed down the line of Japanese troopa a salute was blown on the bugles and the men stood at attention. The party was Joined by the consul, M. Polinnovsky, . and the half dosen Russian residents of Chemulpo and proceeded directly to the landing stage, where launches and cutters from both the British cruiser Talbot and the French cruiser Pascal were waiting. Tho party embarked at once and proceeded to tho Pascal, which will leave ,for Che Foo, China, as soon as arrangementa are completed with Rear Admiral Urtu, com manding the Japanese fleet at tho entrance to the harbor, for the free passage of the ahltt In spite of tha far reaching Influence possessed, by M. Pavlov In tho Corean court up to five days ago, not a alngle Corean official was present to wlah him goodby. M. Pavlov'a arrivals and de partures from Corea have alwaya here tofore been events of note In Corean official clrclea. They were always present bearing gifts for the minister and his family, and a special deputation from hla - majesty, tho emperor, was alwaya con spicuous. Today's departure was In marked contrast and Is Indicative of the obb of Russian .Influence at tho Corean oourt. , Coreaas Overawed. Tho effect upon his majesty and tha higher Corean official circles of ths Russian naval reveraea of tho last few days and tho prompt observance Of tha demand of tho Japanese mlniater, M. Hayashl, for ths withdrawal of M. Pavlov and his country men from the Corean capital can hardly be overestimated. Tho Corean officials who are knowa to be of the Russian party at the capital, and who have been working with M. Pavlov for the furtherance of his plana regarding the future of Corea, are hiding In fear and trembling. Some have fled from the city and others dare not show CUT OUT THIS COUPON. - - Omaha Be A Trip to St. Louis ONE 0n Y fbr. Addrttt. Town. CUT THIS OUT Deposit at Bee Office or mall to "Exposition Department," Omaha bee, Omaha, Nebraska. CUT OUT THIS COUPON. Omaha Bee Exposition Coupon A Trip to St. Louis via The Wabash PREPAYMENT COUPON Hi. .Votes for. Address. Town. Scsd Bm t (natns). Address. This coupon, whoa accompanied Miwu M voUsfoe each He paid. 1 A subnorlvUou oujwot bo urvpaid DeiMMJt at be Oi&os or oisll Omaha. Neb. themselves for fear of Japanese reprisals, now that they hold the balance of power. There were no visible signs of discompos ure e.mong the Russian party as It em barked today, but a general sir of sadness hung over It and the friends who had come to say goodby. The farewells were short and hurriedly spoken, as though all were anxious to have an unpleasant though un avoidable tank quickly over with. And the question that was uppermost In the minds of all was. When and under what auspice will the departing ones return. The Impossible has happened. The repre. seutatlva of one power has ordered ths rep resentative of another power to leave, with all his countrymen, from tho capital of an Independent neutral country, one over which neither of the powers In question Is Internationally supposed to possess an atom of control. With the withdrawal of M. Pavlov today the Russian Has; has disap peared from Corean soil and Its return will be one of the Important milestones In Oriental history. One Week's Changes. All this within six days from tho data that Japan announced It would adopt Ita own course without further consultation with Russia If that country continued Ita policy of refusing to withdraw from Man churia and of declining to consider the claims advanced by Japan concerning Corea. But a few daya ago the Influence of the Russian minister was all powerful at the Corean court, and when his Japa nese colleague requested an Imperial au dience he was Informed that his majesty was Indisposed. Ever since the assassination of the former queen of Corea, on October 8, 1895. the emperor of Corea, his government and the Corean people generally have mis trusted the Japanese, and his majesty has placed reliance on the pledges offered him by Russia. Suddenly a body of troops arrived at Seoul, and tho Japanese minister, without deigning to consult the trembling Corean monarch, suggests that Corea does not need advico or assistance from Russia any longer, and her minister lias no other choice than to obey. . Already the emperor of Corea la plead ing for forgiveness and offering assurances of better government in future; but whether Russia is able to reassert its power with the Corean government or not, Corea's days of complete Independence have been numbered and ths full number counted. It Is good for Corea that It Is so, for a more oppressed, downtrodden people does not exist on the face of the earth. Never theless It will be a work of time, care and patience to convince the people that their rulers will no longer be able to "squeese" them and that they may develop prosperity by their own Industry. Tho Question of Refngrees. One of the last official acts of the depart Ing Russian minister was to request the aid of the American minister In removing the Russian refugees from Tuesday's naval engagement at Chemulpo, now on board the British, French and Italian cruisers, to some neutral country, where they can remain until the war Is terminated, and thus avoid the humiliation of being prl oners In Japan, and the American minis ter, after conaulting with hia Japanese confrere, has wired hia government for Instructions. The situation contained In this question Is, Indeed, one Involving delicate di plomacy. Ths Russian refugees are not prisoners of war, at least, not yet. After scuttling their ships In the harbor of a neutral country they escaped to tho ves sels of other neutral countries. The sea battle that led to their defeat and conse quent destruction of their ships was com menced In neutral waters and ths protests of the nations who have aocepted the refugees were Ignored. It Is claimed that the British officer who waa sent with ths Joint protest to the flag hip Mlkasa, of the Japanese .fleet, failed by a few minutes to reach the Japanese admiral before the unexpected early move ment of the Russian vessels precipitated firing. AH circumstances considered. It is believed that Japan will agree to the re' moval of the unfortunate Russians to a neutral port, under distinct assurances that they will not be permitted to again take up arms during the present conflict. The French cruiser Pascal, that carries M. Pavlov and hla party from Corea, will go to Che Foo aa soon aa permission is ob talned to paaa through the Japanese fleet From Che Foo to Port Arthur -It Is but eighty miles, but Just now those eighty miles are Important ones, as they contain a large Japanese fleet engaged In attack ing Port Arthur, the Gibraltar of Asia, and It Is difficult to say when M. Pavlov will reach Port Arthur and be able to report to Vloeroy Alexleff the full extent of Rus sia's reverses in Cores that have occurred in such an Incredibly short space of time. Rasslam Protest Ignored. Before leaving Seoul the Russian mln later bitterly protested against the action of Japan in ordering him and his people from a neutral country, although, of course, his complaints fell upon unheed ing ears. One can Imagine ths consternation that haa come over tho Corean court In wit neaslng tha official degradation of the rep resentative of tho mighty rsar of "all the Ruasias. During the troubles following the . war between China and Japan, In which un- tiappy Corea was again tha scene of action tho Corean king fled to the Russian lega tion for personal safety and the expostula tion of the Japanese minister availed noth ing. Tho king remained with his Russian Exposition Coupon via The Wabash VOTE Name. State. Name. Stats. by a cash prepaid subscription to TUB BXJC, votea for each dollar paid. .to. until the amount due to date has been, paid. to "aUposlUo iMparunoat." Omaiia kM, friends for nearly eighteen months and f could only be seen within the walls of the Russian legation until the clamoring of his own people Induced him to return to his palace. Now his majesty, who has since become an emperor. Is In dlspulr, for he has no confidence In the promises of Japan and his only hope lies in the ultimate victory of Russia, In whose vast power he had placed all his reliance. FRAMING ABUSES ARE MANY (Continued from Flrat Page.) that not In the history of any party In fifty years have the chairmen of the Joint committees come from the same state and Iowa la distinguished in this regard among her sister states. It has been customary to name a number of senators to aid the con gressional committee in the work of carry- ng congressional districts. Tho practice. however, of associating senators with the congressional committee has gradually grown Into disuse. But the senators have always been called upon for assistance In keeping the house of the same political complexion ss tho White House, which will bo of first Importance this year. Babrock aa Director. In all probability Representative Pabcock of Wisconsin, will be again called upon to direct the campaign for the republicans. Hla long experience and success In manag ing congressional campaigns commending him for the position such aa no other man In public life today occupies. Mr, Babcock haa Just emergod from a bitter contest for renomlnatlon In his district and having routed his enemies and won a signal vic tory It Is generally conceded .that his re nomlnatlon Is tantamount to an election and he Is therefore In a position to give much of his time to the congressional sit uation, which will demand more than usual attention In the forthcoming campaign. It s expected that the democrats will shortly Issue a call for a meeting of their Joint caucus and elect officers to conduct their congressional campaign. The former chair man of the democratic national committee will not be a candidate for the honor of renomlnatlon. Mr. Griggs is tired of con ducting a campaign In which he received so little vital support as during the con gressional campaign of 1902. In fact, the democratlo congressional committee will elect new officers throusrhout. while the congressional committee will In all prob ability re-elect their old officers. So far as the democrats are concerned the only name mentioned for the chairman of the congressional committee Is Representative Cowherd of Missouri. Ills district Is cer tain to return him to congress even if he should absent himself from It and devote all his tlmo to the congressional campaign, and as he Is an able organizer and pecu liarly ntted for the place It Is thought if he would show a disposition of wanting the office It would be given to him hands down. It Is also thought that the demo crats will pursue the policy of the repub licans snd name a member of congress aa secretary of their committee. Heretofore the democrats have gone outside the con gressional colony for a secretary, but real III rig that the game Is won by close ssso elation to the object in view. It Is an nounced that the democrats purpose win nlng the house If they can and will put up the best front possible In the coming cam paign. LAST WITNESS IX DIETRICH CASE. M. 8. Roarer Reaches Washington to Appear Before Committee (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, March 80. (Special Tel egram.) M. 8. Rohrer of Hastings. Neb., arrived In Washington this morning and is at the St. James hotel. Mr. Rohrer Is the last witness who will be heard before the special senate committee Investigating the charges which have been mads against Senator Dietrich. The committee will meet tomorrow at I o'clock to hear Mr. Rohrer's testlmonv. When his his testimony Is In the case will close, so far as the examination of wit nesaes Is concerned. The committee will then proceed to a consideration of the tea tlmony and formulate Its report to the senate. ARRAIGNMENT OF MODERN SOCIETY. Washington Pastor Delivers m Canstle Sermon. ' WASHINGTON, March 20.-"8ome Ugly Features of Our National Life and What to Do About Them," was the subject of a Lenten sermon tonight by Rev. Dr. McKlm of the Epiphany church. He made a direct. lorciDie iaiK against tne "almost con scienceless extravagance and passion for display" that has spread downward amona- iuv pvopie. Dr. McKlm drew a vivid picture of the progressive polygamy of society divorces as compared with the polygamy of the Mormons, and made a caustic reference to the "graft from top to bottom of society and even the dark and portentous shadow of the betrayal of public trust lying across the legislative halls of the nation." RUSSIA ILL-TREATS JAPANESE Vent Ina; Ita Animosity on Noncombat- ants In Siberia Causes Appeal to lulled ftatea. WASHINGTON. March 20.-Ruasla will be asked by the United States to treat kindly the Japanese noncombatants who have been left In Siberia and to enable them to take their way back to Japan. Mr. Kogoror Takahlra, the Japanese min uter, called at the State department to day and Informed the officials that he had received reports that between forty and fifty Japanese nonoombatants were In suffering condition In several Siberian towns. Tho minister requested the Wash ington government to use Its good offices to assist the suffering Japanese to reach Berlin, where tho Japanese minister will take them In charge. To a correspondent of the Associated Press Mr. Takahlra said I made thla renuest because of a tl- gram received here reporting that Japanese were boycotted and found It impossible to earn a living and were In constant danger of losing their Uvea In some towns It was said that they were ordered by the police authorities to leave the place at a moment a notice, without time to take ineir errecis witn them. It la not unnatural that In time of war there exists between the people of the bel ligerents a degree of enmity, but It is a notable feature of the present conflict that the Russians have acted In an untoward manner with the nonoombatants. The Vladivostok squadron fired on Japanese merchantmen and sunk one of them. Japa nese residents in Mancnuna, many or whom wers women, were subjected to Indig nities while on their way to a seaport to find a steamer to take them to Japan. This report from Berlin tells of the cruel treat ment of Innooent people by the police au thorities of Vienna. Just think how Russians are treated In Japan. You never Iwar any complaint by them against the Japanese authorities sn1 people. On tha contrary. It waa reported from Chemulpo that when the bodies two Russian sailors were recovered from the wreck of the Varlag. tha sailors of Japanese men-of-war burled them with millirry honors, out of respect for their honorable death. I do not mean to expect from the people at war with us anything unusual, nut 1 hope they will show least some moderation in the treatment of those Innocent but unfortunate sufferers not only for their sakes. but for the sake or the good name or that great empire a one of tho civilised countries. Eliot Celebrates Birthday. CAMBRIDGE. Mass. March 90 Charles W. Eliot, president of the Harvard I nl verslty sine IhO). celebrated bis 7"th annl veraarr today. This afternoon Presblen Kllot was Invited to University hall, where he met the faculty aud was (irsscui.4 with a living cuyt DAN PATCH AT STATE FAIR Contract Mads for Appearano August 30 of the Champion Faoer. BANKERS UNION CASE STILL UNDECIDED Base Ball Squad of the State t'nlrer hlty Oat for Practice with Every Promise of Reins; a, Strong; (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN. March Jn. (Special.) The Ne braska State fair will hnve a fast horse as the principal attraction this year, ns it did last yenr. Dan Patch will be the draw ing card and he will go against his record Tuesday, August 30.' Manager Flick, who made the announcement Inst night, did not State what the fair management would have to pay for the appearance of the horse. To secure Cresceus lost year the management had to pay 11,000, and to have the horse make a second go it cost tOOO. Dan Patch Is at present the champion pacer of ths world, his record being 1:564. Rabbi Cohn at Lincoln. Rabbi Frederick Cohn, who has Just been called to Temple Israel at Omaha to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Rabbi Simon, filled the pulpit at the Jewish synagogue here tonight. Rabbi Cohn Is well known In Nebraska, having on a previous occasion being asked to come to Onmha. He has lately been stationed at Fort Wayne, Ind. lis was greeted by a large congregation. No Decision on Bankers I n Ion. A decision of much Importance that was expected to be handed down by the su preme court at its last sitting was that wherein It Is to be decided whether a per manent receiver Is to bo appointed to wind up the affairs of ths Bankers Union of the World. The court spent a whole day looking over the evidence introduced be fore Referee Ryan and then allowed the case to go over, having been unable In the limited time to thoroughly consider ths matter. In the meantime the temporary injunction operates against the company, which prevents the officers from soliciting more business. ThIs, case haa delayed the examination of the books of -former Ad jutant General Colby, which Is to be done by Examiner WlgglnS of the Insurance de partment, he having agreed to do the work and wait on the legislature for his pay. It Is his Intention, however, to begin the examination in the near future. Trying; Out Ball Squad. Manager Bell and Captain Townsend are trying out the university base ball boys this week, and 'announce that the team will Include come mighty good material. Sev eral of the old boys are here and are show ing off good, while lota of new material Is fast developing. The schedule for the season and the trip as far as arranged Is us follows: April &, 6 and 7, Omaha league tara In Lincoln; 15 and 16, Nebraska Indians In Lincoln. The team leaves on : its trip on ths 23d, playing tha first game that day In Dea Molnea with Drake college. The 26th tha team will play Grlnnell college; 26th, Iowa University at Iowa City; 27th, Luther col lege at Decorah; 28th', Minnesota University at Minneapolis; 29th, Belolt college at Be- lolt; 30th, Chicago University at Chicago; May 2d, South Bend Greens at South Bend; Id, Notre Dame at Booth 'Bend; 4th, Knox college at Galeaburg; Bth, Lombard college at Gulesburg. Anent Rockefeller Gift. Chairman Teeters f the Board of Regents of the State University has Isued the fol lowing1 statement! The extended discussion of the temple project pernaps justines tne regents in publicly stating their position. The publi cation of charges with reference to ths appropriation made by the state is an other reason for taking this- course. That the people may know our position, how the proposed building Is to be co intruded and managed and the facts about the ap propriation, wo submit the following state ment. The principal argument against the ac ceptance or tne temple tuna is naseu upon tne proposition that tne acceptance ot gifts la contrary to public policy; that the state should support Its own Institutions and receive no assistance from individuals. As regents we do not believe that w are permitted to discuss tins question on us merits. Our oath requires us to support the constitution and the laws of the slate. The policy of accepting gifts in aid of publlo schools Is clearly and distinctly rec ognlxed in the constitution. Section 2 of article vl II. reads as fallows: All lsnds. money -r other property granted or bequeathe!'., or In any manner conveyed to this statj rcr educational pur poses shall be use snd expended In ac cordance witn tne verms ot sucn grant, do quest or conveyance. Following the example of other states the legislature has made specific provision for the acceptance of gifts by the uni versity, from individuals. Section It of chapter 87, complied statutes, provides that all moneys or property donated, where no purpose is stated by the' donor, Bhall belong to cne of the two permanent funds, as the regents may direct. "The interest and income of donations iad with particular objects and uses specified shall be applied by ths regents to such uses and objects only." In view of the constitutional pro vision requiring the expenditure of gifts in accordance with the terms of the grant, und the positive directions in the statute rrspecttng the use and disbursement of gifts to ths university, we do not feel that we have a legal right to refuse gifts ten dered the university. The legislature has the power to prescribe our duties. In such Instances, and the legislature has spoken In this statute. And clearly this statute does not suthortse and empower us to dis criminate between donors, and for per sonal reasons, accept the gift of one In dividual and refuse the gift of another. Some have been led to believe that the building to be erected by ths temple fund, will not be constructed and controlled as other buildings of the university sre. The building when completed will be the prop. erty of the state, and will be under the control of the regenta to the aame extent aa all other buildings. It will not be con structed as a monument to tne donora or any one of them. The regenta will treat the building aa the property of the atate and will permit nothing In It nor upon It that is inconsistent with Us character as state property. Literary societies, Young Men's Chris tian association and Toung Wom en's Christian association sorletlns hiive existed in the student body for vears. The resents hsvo permitted these societies to organise snd meet in university build lnirs. believing that they were helpful to ths students. All state universities, so far ss we can ascertain, have encouraged such so cieties ana provided rooms lor tnem. The attendance at the university is so large that all of the available rooms sre needed for clasa work, laboratories or for the ex ecutive offices. There are no suitable rooms In which these societies may meet. The new building will be the home of these or ganisations. It has been said that the con stitution, as construed in the Free man case, - prohibits the erection of such a building on grounds owned by the state. If the Toung Men's Christian asso ciation and Young W'omen's Christian as sociation societies may not lawfully meet and hold exercises In the new buildings then It Is unlawful for them to meet and hold exorcises In other university build ings The general public has for years sanctioned the use of Its buildings for chapel exercises and tho exercises con ducted by these orsanlxatlona. and until the con Ms declare such use unlawful we do not believe we should banish them from the university. Ths legislature appropriated SS.non. to bs expended in the purchase of property ad joining or near the campua. The members of the appropriation committee of the legislature re shown this property be fore thev recuwimended the appropriation. Before this money became available Chan cellor Andrews, at the suggestion of the regents, secured sn opt I mi on three lots near the campus, with ths understanding thnt they were to he turned over to the university at the cost prlco. Is WO. as soon as the appropriation became available. Thla waa done, the price with Interest and taxes, amounting to a little over SI ono and ths remainder a little les than $3.on. lain the bands of the rtate treasurer, where It will remain unless tao regenta find prop erty. In the purchase of which It may be profitably expended. MINICIPAL TICKETS IN TI1B FIELD. Colnmbas Republicans and Democrats Agree on Candidates. COLUMBt S. Neb., March JO.-tSpeclal.) Ths democrata and republicans held their city conventions last evening and the fol lowing ticket waa Indorsed by both parties: Mayor, August Boettcher: city clerk, Wil liam Becker; police Judge, J. M. Curtis; treasurer, Ilert J. Galley; city engineer, R. L. Rosslter; councllmen. First ward, August Deidrlch; Second ward, A. W. Clark; Third ward, C. C. Gray; members Board of Education, Henry Lubker and Dr. E. H. Nauman. This makes no contest and no fight on any candidate. It leaves the council evenly divided three republicans and three democrats. CENTRAL CITY. Neb.. March 20-(Spo-clal.) Tha municipal election at Central City this spring Involves the same old ques tion that Is fought out each year, that of license and anti-license. Tho city having hitherto adopted the Initiative and referen dum, an ordinance is to be submitted to tho electors to repeal the liquor license ordinance. If the ordinance Is adoptefl by the popular vote saloons will be sn Impos sibility In the city for st least one year, without regard to the license or anti-license sentiment of the city council. The follow ing ticket has been nominated: Antl- Llcense W. B. Derch, mayor; Arthur Llnd- ley, treasurer; Dr. Copple. clerk; rred Keeney, city educator; J. R. Rntcllff, A. Fitch, T. J. Lack, aldermen; William Mil ler, O. E. Curtis, members of Board of Education. License R. Tovler, mayor; Cleve Scott, treasurer;- W. W. Wolcott, clerk; Morse Rod iters, George W. Payne, John T. Harris, aldermen; W. H. C. Rice, R. E. Barge, members Board of Education. PRAIRIE FIRES SWEEP THE RANGES Vaat Strips of erasing; Lands Are Rained. HEMINGFOUD, Neb., March 20. Disas trous prairie fires have swept the range country. The ground being dry ths fire burned the roots of the grass, destroying It for graxlng for three years. One strip burned is six by twelve miles, another is more than twenty miles-long and very wide, while another strip, still burning, north of the Niobrara river, seems to have been more extensive. Ranch sheds, barns, groves on timber claims, and property along the railroad has been destroyed. Several narrow escapes from death are re ported from the ranches. nigh School Declamation Contest. ELOOMFIELD, Neb.. March 20. (Special.) The high school declamatory contest was held at the opera house Friday night to decide upon who should represent the Bloomfleld schools In the annual declama tory contest to be held at Columbua March 90. There were eight contestants. The con test opened with "The Ruggles' Dinner Party," by Pearl Mitchell: then came "The Boy's Story." by Irvle Dolphin; "His Pa Goes Skating," Homer Grimes; "A Mansion In the Skies." Bertha Leigh; "Mary, Queen of Scots." Dora Wegner; "When the Cows Come Home," Haxel Funk; "Scene From Last Days of Pompeii," Grace Kinney, "and "Scorching Against Diamonds,'. Buelah Grimes. First place was awarded Grace Kinney, who rendered her selection In a forcefi-1 and impressive manner. Buelah Grimes secured second place. Much Inter est was shown In the contest and a well filled house greeted the speakers. The re ceipts of the evening were nearly 250. On Trail ot Horsethlef. COLUMBUS. Neb., March 20. (Special.) Sheriff Carrlg Is hot on the trail of tha fellow who stole the team of horses hers Wednesday evening. The rig belonged to J. F. Selms, a wealthy farmer living twelve miles 'north. The rig was found yesterday on the south side of the Loup river at Genoa, tied to a telephone pole. The bridge being out of repair he could not drive across,' so he left the team. Tha fellow waa seen In Genoa. The sheriff Is now at Spauldlng and unless the thief escapes Into the sa.nd hills he will soon be overhauled. Good descriptions have been sent all through tho country and It Is hardly be lieved that ha can escape. Robs Lnneh Counter. TABLE ROCK, Neb.. March . (Special.) The lunch counter of J. Murphy was en tered and robbed of 18 about noon yester day while tha person in charge was absent for a few moments. A warrant was sworn out today and -a lad of 17 years living In town Is under arrest charged with the crime. Tha lad la In charge of the officer and the cass will likely come up for hear ing before Justice M. II. Marble on Mon day nest. Data gaits Monona, People. ON AW A, la., March J0.-(3peelal.) The date of the congressional convention at Cherokee, May 4, aeema to bo entirely sat isfactory to ths republicans of Monona county. County Chairman C. E. Underbill says that hewrlll rail the republican county convention about April 1 so ss to secure a good attendance of farmers before spring work commences The call will bo Issued In a few days. DEATH RECORD. Samuel Galley, CREIGHTON. Neb.. March 20.fSpeclaJ Te"legrsm.)--6amuel Galley, sn old time resident snd business man of this place, dropped desd suddenly at 1:20 p. m. today. Deceased established a general merchandise store here In 1880. Cona-resaman Thompson. WASHINGTON, March 20 Representa tive Chsrles Thompson of the Fifth district, Alabama, died In this city this afternoon of pneumonia. SIX FIRES THERE IN MONTH Disss at Twelfth and Jones Believed to Bo tha Work of In cendiaries. Fire, supposed to be the work of In cendiaries, started at the Creamery Pack age Manufacturing company, Twelfth and Jonea street, last night, but was extin guished without much damaga. The firs started In an iftiioading shed on ths south side of the building and, according to Chief Baiter, originated from the outside. There was nothing In ths shed but a couple of empty freight cars. Ths inside of the shed was lined with slno and the opinion Is that the firs fiends must have had to feed ths flrs for a long time before It would have begun burning inside. This is the sixth fire firs within ths past month and ths lateat of a series which have occurred In ths aame district ot late and every fire Is traced to tha work of an Incendiary. The inclement weather had formed a large amount of slush and mud and the firemen worked under great diffi culties. The same firm had a building burn down to the ground two years ago. A Oaaraatoo Cur tor Piles. Itching, Blind. Bleeding or Protruding piles. Your druggist will refund money It PAZO OINTMENT falls to cure you la ix to fourteen days. sOe. Dun Loss His Chickens. Ooorga Washington Johnson of 412 Fort street, reported to the police lust night, "dat one black Spanish roonter and twelve black Spanish hens had done bin lifted" from bis chl ken house. "Ah 'aplolun de feller. Ah epic ion lilm," he said to the police, bat Ah d like to know tV sho." TRACT SOCIETY MEETING Jar ice Brewer Presides tt Annual Bess ion of the OrRAniiitioB. EXCELLENT EQUIPMENT OF THE SOCIETY W.rk ' Asiens Mormons of t'tah In tensely Interesting, hot Funds !?roil for Work In India and China. WASHINGTON, March 20 The Wash ington annual meeting of the American Tract aoclety was held this afternoon in tho Church of the Covenant. Justice Brewer presided and made a brief address setting forth the work of the tract society, both In the homo and foreign field. He emphasised the necessity of this work, as well aa showing that there was no other agency so well equlped to furnish Christian literature In the many languages and dialects. Rev. Judson Swift, field secretary, re ported the year's work, and William II. Taft, secretary of war, delivered an ad dress, which gave an account of the pro gress In the Philippines, relating particu larly to educatiun and Christianity. The secretary of tho society said that elghty nln publications have been added to the list during the year. These were In Eng lish, Polish, Bohemian, German, Hun garian, Spanish, Swedish and Italian and the total number of distinct periodicals added was 180, making the grand total of publications Issued since the organisation of the society, Including volume, tracts and periodicals, 748,135,672. Tha tract society furnishes all or nearly all of the Christian literature In the Span ish language and during the year has distributed In the American colonies up wards of I.OHO.000 pages snd the total for the year In the Spanish speaking countries Is 6,163 pages. Six colporteurs are laboring In Cuba and Porto Rico. The work among the Mormons In Utah Is of Intense Interest. The distribution of Christian literature by colporteur wagons and by colporteurs reaches ' thousands, placing wholesome readings In the hands of youths. The society has expended a total of 1750.000 In creating and circulating Christian vernacular literature at the for eign mission stations. The great need of the foreign field at the present time Is a large Increase of Christian literature. Many of the missionaries state that the education of the youth at the mission schools will be largely In vain unless a sufficient amount of Christian and wholesome literature Is provided for them upon their graduation. This la particularly true of India snd Japan. The need of the hour is additional funds to supply literature In the langungs or dialect which the people speak. Cnaalnl Denlea Report. Count Caaslnl, the Russian ambassador, haa been invited by the Ruaslan minister of finance categorically to deny the report which haa been current In several Euro pean capitals to ths effect that Russia waa forbidding ths exportation of any grain from the empire. The Russian minister of finance. In a cablegram to Count Caaslnl today, says there Is absolutely no truth In the report. Foreign Crop Report. The foreign crop report of the Depart ment of Agriculture gives tho following: Austria estimates of wheat crop of 1903, 1,014.0M bushels of sixty pounds each; rye, 81,167,828 bushels of fifty-six pounds; barley, 73.872,612 bushels of forty-eight pounds; oats, 128,328,181 bushels of thirty-two pounds; malse, 16,066,089 bushels of fifty-six pounds. Australasia wheat crop of 1903-04 undoubti edly very large -and will leave an unusual quantity available for export. ' General Payne Improves. The condition of Postmaster General Payne, who has been confined to the house for some days, continues favorable. Last night he slept ten hours and awoke re freshed. He Is said to be gaining In strength and there Is less extreme nervous ness. Mrs. Miles Resting Easily, Mrs. Miles, the wife of Lieutenant Gen eral Miles, retired. Is reported tonight to be resting easily. She has improved stesdlly for the last four days, but still Is very seri ously 111. WHEN POSTAGE WAS TWO-BITS A former Express Maarnats Haled Into Court for Soggestlng; tt ' Redaction. Thomas Sherman says that In eighty years California went through the asms progressive changes that In England re quired a thousand years to accomplish. The history of the last half of these event ful years of ths Paclno coast would. In no small part be the history of the great Wells-Fargo Express company. After Its establishment, in 1U2, the company rapidly absorbed all other lines, of the stats and waa ths banker, mall carrier and errand runner for every city, camp or cabin In California. Henry Wells and William O. Fargo were veterans of ths express service before we find their names coupled In that union, aa closely identified wlth( the west as are the quarts and granite of her Mils. Wells was Harnden'a agent In Albany In ths first branch establishment there, and In 1834, he, with others, planned the first express office of the "west." This was at Buffalo an outpost then four days and three nlghta from New York, almost as far as California is today. Fargo waa ex press messenger for Wells on this Buf falo 11ns. In 1845, Wells ever lured toward the west, ever tracking the frontlsr, pushed out his express to St. Louis, Chicago and Cincinnati. On accout of his fine tact and Iron resolution, Fargo was chosen as manager of thla unique and adventurous enterprise. Hers In this unjostled space, with his convoy of boats and wagons he won a largo experience In his work. Wells, ever fertile In Ideas and quick to give them shape, now set on foot a letter express, at one-fourth the price charged by the government d cento In atead of J6. Immediately the government was hot upon his track. He was haled Into court again and again, but always victorious. Then the audacious expressman proposed to the assistant postmaster to tske charge of tha entire mall service of the United States. "Zounds, air!" cried the sealous post master, his ears to ths ground, "such a proceeding would throw H.000 postmasters out of office! It would never do." Welle' requeet waa declined by the wary officer, but his protest against high postage went on sounding through the nation, and the next congress, by the leversge of pub lic opinion, was forced to divide ths gov ernment rate by four. Bo to Henry Wells, leading the host of reform ws owe one of ths greatest forward steps In our civilisa tion. Edwin Markham In Success. Bala In Wheat Belt. KANSAS CITY. March SO -Reports re ceived from all porta of the Kansas wheat Afweryt Rm&ar the Full 4fme I axative tlromo Clare no Om Davy, OQrvry .ruin (iinv .'"it,., i. iivii I j rmoinu T general, slants K headquarters at Topek bkt ...... t n ...... 1 k I H a n nun nuinrii iiuii vwietti. iviTjwiu'rr i i good condition. Koreian Stock Fvctiana. LONDON. March i'O Tbe Ptork exohnnit hsa been active ami stronger, especinllv In tho early pnrt of the wci-k. owing to t!i cheapness at money and the absence if ni-wa of the w:ir In the f ir east. The new Irish Iiwm. Issued in .iccurd:no with tin terms of the Irish land purchase set, Is considered attrnctlvc for Inventors and will be easily covered. Husinis during tho week will bo confined to small volumes, but there was no prewsui to sell, und lln report that the government Is buying crn sols for tl sinking fund Imd a reassuring effect. The Amcrn-ati market va slrtnig at the beginning of tho week, but weaker afterward on the news ot ilio collapse of Sully Co. In New York. Argentine Visible .wheat suptily alwut M per cent greater than a yenr uiro and double lh.it at a col 'responding date III INC. The, surplus available for export out of the l!Wl-t'4 crop Is unolhrlallv estimated at over li.ii,ii bushels. RotimnnlH- W heat aren. sown In the fall of I'M oflli-liillv estimated nt 4.110.71! acres; rye. area, 3:i,9:.'l; Imrlry, M.t'.'t, and rape, 145.6o7. Uus-dii Official estimates- Wheat nrea. for 1SI3, 6T.:iii.Tls aeres; production. n.4fti. (f.9 bushels if slxtv pounds; lie. f I2.no;. J bushels of fifty-six pounds; outs. 7!'!.;'C.HnS bushels of thlrtv-two pounds, and bnrlev, Sf-T.47o.WH bushels. l.lvo stock: Horses. 2K.070.Sn0; cat tie. 44.JSl.F.m: sheep and goats, ?l.f41.io. and swine, 13.TK2.10O. Turkey Herman consul general reports Sraln crops of European Turkey extraor inarlly good. Itujv t rop conditions fairly good. FranceOfficial preliminary -miniates of lsftt-04 crop areas are: YVhe-tt. 1R.920.42ft acres: ryel S.!.'W4:ai; barley, BiJO.OM; oats. Jo.0Il.0T8.. The winter wheat area Is over I per cent less than a yeer ago. Condition of cereals stated as falling somewhat below "good." ' Netherlands Weather too mild and wet. Portugal Wheat crope larger than at first aupposed and requirements from abroad estimated at S.oon.noo bushels. I'niaruny Wheut, medium yield, but of excellent quality. X'Bofflffd Ooodnajy:' Brea'.Ca. MILWAUKEE Come, give u a ttutnofyour tjnulltf." Wiener BUtsihc embodiment of honest components and consummate skill in the tut of brewing. 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