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Compare The Dee War Report. Lens Head lines But Reliable Reports of All That Happens. When The Bee ls.ues An "Extra," Oet One 5omethinjc Has Happened. i:htahlihhei .tune BR1ST0W UNDER FIRE Teitifiei Btfore tha Home Committee Regardlnj Tortoffice Eeport. IS NOT FAMILIAR WITH ITS CONTENTS Bays Es Hai No Proof of Any Congres sional Dishonesty. KEPT BRISTOW BUSY WATCHING BEAVERS Says Hi Had SuspecteJ Beaveis for Several Yeara. WAS SECRET SCHEDULE FOR CLERK HIRE -Wltnraa TnlllM that Heavers Made Allowances for Clerk Hire to Salt 111 Own Pleasure. WASHINGTON, Match 21.-The McCall ommltti e today continued consideration of the repurt from the rostoffice department concerning members of congress. Fourth Assistant Postmaster General Bristow con tinued his testimony. Mr. Hurton asked Mr. Bristow if tho clerk hire allowances were not made according to secret rcgulu. tloiiM in the Postoffice department. "There Is a schedule, I understand." re plied Mr. Uristow, "In the first assistant's office, that is confidential, upon which these allowances are based. I would not want to say that Mr. Heaver", in the ad ministration of the office, made these al lowances in accordance with those regula tions. I think he made them according; to his own pleasure." Mr. MoCall asked If any congressman knew what the secret rule was. "I don't know anything about that." was Mr. Bristow's response. "It is not In my bureau and I could not say. I was In formed by the rlrst assistant Friday that It was accessible to members of congress." Mr. Bristow did not know whether In actual practice members of congress had been Informed about this secret schedule. He suggested that the first assistant would be able to give a more satisfactory answer. Rent of fourth-class offices. It was ex plained by Mr. Bristow, was limited by law to a maximum of $400 a year, and an allowance of $00 for fuel and light. Was After Beavers. Mr. Fartlett then read to Mr. Bristow a number of questions to ascertain the Iden tlty of the persona who had prepared the report, first asking with reference to that part of the repor referring to clerk hire. "Do you say," said Mr. Burton, "that In this report to the postofllce committee con cernlng members of congress, there Is no proof of Improper conduct on the part of any member of the present congress? First I will ask In reference to clerk hire." "Well, I could not say. I have not been able to go over It and examine It." The lease section on the report was re ferred to and the same question asked with reference to crlt'clsra of members of con gress. Mr Brlntow said he had not In . mind any. ca as, outlde ,th three, ,ces he hurt prepared. ' Continuing, Mr. Bristow said: "What I was et.deavoring to Investigate il Mr, Beavers. That report refers to the methods of his administration, and In dti curslng that It necessitated bringing In Instances where members of congress hid made recommendations that he had allowed where I considered such allowa? re im proper. I did r.ot consider It IneuT.bent on me to state whether a member of con gress had done anything Improper or not." Continuing his testimony, Mr. Bristow re marked: "Tha responsibility of these allowances I placed entirely on the department. If a member of congress purposely or Inad vertently make a recommendation tho re iponslblllty Is In the department. There teems to be a misapprehension that I have made an assault on members of congress," continued Mr. Bristow. "That Includes both houses?" Interjected Mr. McCall. "Well, I certainly never have," concluded Mr. ' Bristow, "used any language that could be construed that way." Not Familiar with Leases. "Do you know," asked Mr. Burton, "of any case In this report of Improper conduct with reference to the making of leases on the part of congressmen T" "I don't know of any, but I am not fa miliar with that report, ao I don t see that I can satisfactorily express myself with reference to It." Mr. Bartlett called Mr. Bristow's atten tion to this language in his own report: "Congressmen frequently ask executive of ficers to do things which they themselves would refuse to do If the responsibility for the action wns upon them. The tradl lions of American politics afford many In stances of this kind." "I take It that was merely a rhetorical flourish," commented Mr. Bartlett. "I think that members of congress fre quently recommend things or ask things Which. If the responsibility was on them tn decide, they would refuse what they had recommended." ., Mr. Bartlett called Mr. Bristow's atten tion to a statement la the original Bristow report, as follows: "The foregoing cases refer to clerk hire hi third and fourth rlaas offices. A hundred other similar cases c-ould be cited. The millions that have been appointed for that purpose during the last four years have been used by Beaver largely as an official perquisite for the benefit of his personal and political friends." "Does the 'hundred other cases' refer to congressmen?" asked Mr. Burtlett. There may have been congressmen In that large number of cases I had In mind," answered Mr. Bristow. Mr. Bristow was asked to submit the hundred other cases. "When did you first suspect Mr. Beavers ef maladministration?" demanded Mr. Mc- I)ermott. "Well, a number of years ago I thought Mr. Bevers was not Just the kind of sn officer I would wsnt for a subordinate, but 1 hsd no specific Information regarding his conduct. 1 do not know that I suspected his Integrity. After the Investigation began became very clearly convinced that he was dishonest." After some further questioning Mr. Me IVrmott commented as follows: "My Judgment la that your whole postal system Is rotten, and I think there are In stances In your department." Mr. McDer mott then added: "If you were suspicious, why did you not Investigate Beavers?" "Because I would have been promptly told that T had no business to Investigate Into another man's department. I could do that only If Instructed to do so." The committee adjourned for the day efter discussing for two hours behind closed doors, that part of the report relat Ing to clerk hire with First Assistant Wynne. Superintendent Waters and Clerk qranfleld. 19. 1871. . Or ,. 1 TO CHINESE LABOR Lib der In House of Tarlla -ves Vole of Ceasare f n Ministers. 5 v I.ONTM , h 21. In the House of the llheral leader, Sir Common" v Henry Cn annerman. moved Ms vote of ren. 0cnted March 16. to the effect that ' nils house disapproves the con duct of his majesty's government in ad vising the crown not to disallow the ordi nance for the Introduction of Chinese labor In the Transvaal." Sir Henry said nothing the government had done alnce the close of the 8outh Africa war has so sorely tried the people of this country as Its sanction of the Intro duction of Chinese labor Into 8outh Africa. If the new departure was not checked It would be a source of future weakness, not only to the Transvaal, but to the whole of South Africa. It was Impossible to con ceive a greater departure from the princi ples by which Great Britain had hitherto made Its way In the world than the Im portation of aliens as the bondsmen of mining speculators. The Europeans In 8outh Africa, Sir Henry declared, were by a large majority opposed to yellow labor, and the object of bis motion wns to stop the government's policy In Its earliest stage. Tho liberal lender thought nothing but averting a positive catastrophe could Justify the Chinese labor ordinance. At the time of the war the government declared It was waged in the Interests of white labor, but the BritiBh workman was now being snuffed out by the Chinese. It was the biggest scheme for human dumping since the "middle passage" was abolished. Sir Henry concluded with dissecting the ordinance, laying special stress on the pro vision to the effect that anyone harboring a deserting Chinaman would be treated am a receiver of stolen goods. If fthls did not constitute slavery, he said, the difference was indistinguishable. Colonial Secretary Lyttlcton, replying, Indignantly repelled the allegation that the government wns favoring slavery. The government, he aserted, has been guided by the overwhelming sentiment In tho Transvaal In favor of Chinese labor and the economic necessity therefore. The ministry hud adopted the only alternative to bridge the transition period until the blacks had increased sufficiently to. fill the demand for unskilled labor. The govern ment was well aware that the policy would be unpopular and that it was open to mis representations, but It hardly expected such gross misrepresentation, injustice and ex aggregation as the opposition hud Indulged in. opinion expressed on the subject by the Australian government, pointed out that In 18S0 Queensland passed nn act to bring indentured labor from the Puciflo Islands, and the late Lord Klmberley, when colonial secretary, sanctioned this act In 18X0. Mr. Lyttlcton further snhi the agitation on the part of tho opposition was merely for party purposes, but possibly the statesmen of 1880 were wiser than the distinguished gen tleman now occupying the front opposition benches. Defending Chinamen against the charge of Immorality, Mr. Lyttleton read a letter from the bishop of British Columbia, say- Ing that trie Chinamen were In no way de bauched as a community, but lived quietly nnd soberly. There wns no evidence that they had imported new or despicable vices. The policy of the government In South Africa, the secretary explained, was one of development. A fair portion of the product of the mines would be used in maintaining the educational Institutions, the Judiciary and the civil service at the highest stand ard. The prosperity of British Columbia and inurornia, Mr. iyttieton asserted, was based on gold mines won by Asiatic labor, In conclusion, the secretary warmly de. fended High Commissioner Milncr against the charges of pandering to the mine own ers, nnd said he hoped the government's policy would have the support of the house. BRITISH STEAMERS IX COLLISION, One Seriously Damaged, While Other Escapes Injary. HOLYHEAD, Wales, March 21.-The Brit Ish steamers Merlon and Clan Grant put Into tho harbor today, having been In col lision off this place during a dense fog. Both ships were injured. The Clan Grant was struck amidships and Its fore part is full of water. It has a large hole In Its starboard side and was obliged to go on the beach to prevent sinking. The damage to the Merlon Is evidently slight, as It subsequently proceeded to Liverpool. It railed fiom Philadelphia March 8. The Clan Grant was last reported as having arrived 1n the Clyde March C, from Ant werp. ' The collision occurred off Tuscar, on the Irish coast, at 10:10 o'clock yesterday morn ing. The Merlon stood by the Clan Grant nnd accompanied It to safety and then pro ceeded for Its destination. The Merlon subsequently arrived In the Mersey and Its passengers were landed by means of a tender. It appears that the Merlon was not dam aged. There was much excitement among Its eighty passengers at the time of the collision. I.ADROXKI ATTAC K SI RYEYOR9. Oaa Woaaded and Member of the Ceastabalary la Killed. MANILA, March 21 I.a drones attacked a surveying party yesterday ten ml ei north of Calamba. A. 8. Perkins, who tvai lit charge of the surveying party, wis wounded In the battle and one private of the constabulary was killed and another wounded. The Datto Hassan, who wounded Major H. L. Scott during an engagement, has been csptured by pursuing troops. All the otlier dattos aided the troops In lo.ailng Hssaen. Everything Is peaceful now, with no opposition of any kind to the American rule on the Island of Jolo. LEGAL ADVISER ARRIVES IN SI AM. Harvard Professor of lateraatlonal I .aw Reaches Bangkok. BANGKOK, Slam, March fl.-Prof. Ed ward H. Btrobel. general adviser to the government of Slam, has arrived here. Prof. Btrobel Is Bern is professor of Inter national law at Harvard and was formerly secretary of the United States legation at Madrid, United States minister to Chile, third assistant secretary of state. United States minister to Ecuador and arbitrator In the Freraut claim between Franc and Chile. He is on leave of at once of two years from Harvard. GREAT BRITAIN AFTER GOLD MIKES. Reason Clues by Russian Paper for Thibetan Expedition. BT. PETERSBURG, March 21 -The No voste declares that the real secret ef tha British ThlletaB expedition Is the discovery of Immensely rich gold deposits, Thibet being la fact a second California, . OMAHA, TUESDAY VIOLENT STORM IN M1SS0UR Fiftj Buildings Unroofed in One Town and Many Irjnred. HIGGINSVILLE IS IN TOTAL DARKNESS Hailstones of the Proverbial Slse Smash 2,MH Windows, Property Destroyed and Ms a Fa tally Injured, KANSAS CITY, March 21. A special to the Times from Higginsvllle, Mo., says: Fifty buildings are partly wrecked, one man is mortally wounded and several others hurt, while the town and the streets are strewn with debris as the result of a tornado and hailstorm, which struck this place at 4:43 this afternoon. The hall on the street was a foot deep five minutes after the storm began, and some of the stones were as large as hens' eggs. Doxens of trees In the town were blown down and several horses were killed on tho street. The Btorm came without warn ing. The wind and hall came first and were followed with a terrific downpour of rain, which flooded nearly every cellar in the town. The storm came from the west, traveling eastward. It kept within a narrow path, at least In the tornado por tion, only about two blocks of the business portion of this place being damaged. Two other towns In this section were In the path of the storm and both are said to be considerably damaged. They are Corder and Alma, both having populations of 600 or 600. According to the meager reports which came here tonight, several houses In both places have been wrecked, but the exact extent of the damage Is not known. The grocery store of J. W. Ensley, In the business part of this place, was wrecked by the storm. John Holsen, a clerk, was mortally Injured and probably will not live through the night. One leg Is broken in two places and he Is In ternally Injured. It Is estimated that 2,000 windows were broken by the force of the storm. More than fifty houses have been unroofed. Owing to the fact that the electric light wires are all down and the light plant damaged the town will be In darkness all of tonight and probably tomorrow night. Little progress can be made In the dark ness and the damage may be greater than at first supposed. The most careful esti mate of the financial loss Is $40,000. PERUVIANS VISIT CRUISER President of Republic Given Recep tion by Officers of the Hew York. i . NEW YORK, March 21. President Can damo has visited the American cruiser New York, says a Herald dispatch from Lima. Peru. He was accompanied by United States Minister Dudley, members of the cabinet. Secretary Nelll and several well known Americans, Englishmen and Peru vians. The batteries of Callao and the cruiser Constitution saluted and the Peruvian en sign was displayed on the New York when President Canrtnmo reached the vessel. The hand of the warship played the Peruvian national anthem aitd the crew manned the yards and gave three cheers for Peru and three for the United States. President Candamo Inspected the New York with great interest and expressed great satis faction at his reception. A dinner was given to the officers of the battleships at the Callao club later. RUSSIA CABLES FOR SPACE Will I'se Departments at World's Fair Reserved for Ftne Arts and Liberal Arts. ST. LOUIS, March' 21.-Frof. Edward Grunwnldt, counselor of commerce, cabled to the World's fair officials from St. Peters burg today asking that the space originally assigned to Russia In the Fine Arts, Manu factures and Liberal Arts departments be reserved. He stated that exhibits were being arranged for those departments under the direction of General Krupakl, Prince Trubeiky and himself. The cablegram re ferred the exposition officials to Thomas Crldler and to Consul General Hallewat as references. MAY POSTPONE BURTON CASE Important Witnesses, Including- Gen eral Payne, Unable to Attend St. Loots Boodle Trial. ST. LOUIS, March 21. It Is anticipated that when the trial of United States Bena tor Burton of Kansas, accused of having accepted money for the use of his In fluence to prevent tha Issuance of a fraud order against the Rlalto Grain and Securities company, is called In the United States district court tomorrow the defense will ask for u continuance. The assumption is based on the belief that certain Import ant witnesses, among them Postmaster Gen eral Payne, who is 111, will not be present when the trial Is called. ITALIANS FIGHT OVER WOMAN New Verb. Police Wound Several la Attempt to Arrest the Murderer. NEW YORK. March 21.-Dur1ng a riot In i an Italian settlement at One hundred and Fourteenth street and First avenue one i mull has been killed and s- ver.il were I wounded by the police In a drawn but li J which lasted half an hour. They suciet-del ' In arresting three men suspected of com- I ptlclty In the murder. The trouble started when Alexander Flco ! and Vlneenslno Maresco got into a fight i over a woman. Flco was shot and killed. ALLEGE WORDSJRE CHANGED Grand Jury Investigating; Charges of Irregularities n the Kale of Goverameat Site. JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., Match 21 -The federal grand Jury today began an Investi gation into the charges of alleged irregu larities in the sale of the postoffice sites to the government at Columbia, Mo. One charge Is that the name of William T. Hoge wns fraudulently attached to the abstract of title of the Stewart property, which was sold to the government for S.000 for a poetoftlce site. It la also claimed by the government officials that several important words In the deed have been changed. Braslllaa t outiula NEW YORK. March 21 Among the pas sengers who arrived today on the strainer Tennyson from Rio Jantlio was Jose Car.os (Vrvalho. Brazilian commlsi-ionrr to tha St. lul exposition. Ho brings a large consignment of exhibits, which, ha says, will exceed in value that nt guy oilier 6outa American reyubUa, , MORNINO, MARCH 22, WILL FIGHTLAF40R UNIONS New York Man Collects a, Dollar Per Head from Mea Who Help. NEW YORK. March 21.-To make the St. Louis exposition a strictly nonunion affair and after It Is over to throw the gauge of battle down to the unions In that city itself is the declered purpose of a concern that has contracted to furnish employment at the exposition to more than 1,000 persons from this city. The Intention of the company was dis closed today, when J. D. McGregor, the manager, was summoned before Gaetnno Pa ma to, who Is in charge of Mayor Me ridian's bureau of licenses. Mr. Damato had received more than 1,000 complaints against the concern from persons who had paid SI each for a position which thry had been promised on April 25 and who became suspicious and demanded thnt their money be returned. The demands were not complied with, the concern maintaining that it will find employment for thousands from which it admits havlnst received money, and at Mr. Damato's request Man ager McGregor gave a bond for $1,000. ST. LOl'IS, March 21. When shown a dispatch from New York today to the ef fect that a concern, managed by J. D. Mc Gregor, proposed t.o furnish a large num ber of nonunion persons to fill employment contracts with Uie world's fair, Wnlter B. Stevens, secretary of tho Exposition com pany, said: "The Exposition company has no knowl edge of McGregor and hla plans. There la no agreement between contractors and the world's fair aa to the employment of labor, union or otherwise. Everyone doing business on The Pike is at liberty to em ploy whom he pleases, the same as any exhibitor." TALL BUILDINGS ARE SHAKEN Massachusetts and Vermont Feel the Effects of Earthquake This Morning. BURLINGTON, Vt., March 21.-A slight earthquake shock was felt In this city early today. Tall buildings were shaken quite perceptibly. The shock traveled from east to west. WORCESTER. Mass., March 21. An earthquake shock was felt here early today. People were aroused by a distinct Jar of their homes and a rumhllnir noise. HARTFORD, Conn.. March 21. An earth quake shock was felt shortly after 1 o'clock this morning. Houses shook and telephone receivers were observed to swing on their hooks. In Ansonla and Rockville, also, the shock was plainly felt. Windows were rat tled nnd furniture moved. BOSTON, March 21. Reports received from various parts of New England Indi cate today's earthquake shock was felt In nearly all sections of New England and the maritime provinces. The extent and se verity of the disturbance Is said by as tronomers to show that It was the most remarkable In twenty yesrs, Calais, Me., reported that buildings were rocked so as to shake pictures from the walls. From this point to Hartford, Conn., Including all parts of New Hampshire and Vermont, as well as Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the trembling of the earth was noted. CANDY - PGteCNlNG CASE Important Evidence at the Second Trial of Mrs. Rotkln on Charge of Murder. SAN FRANCISCO, March 21. The second trial of Mrs. Cordelia L. Botkin. charged with the murder of Mrs. John P. Dunning, at Dover, Del., by means of poisoned candy, was resumed today. Judge Cook ordered from the room all children and minors, Lewis F. Bylngton then made the opening statement of the prosecution. Miss Ellxa beth I Kemp, a clerk in the postofflco at Dover, Del., was the first witness called, She testified to taking the package of candy addressed to Mrs. Dunning from the mall pouch and calling Postmaster Gooden's at tentlon to It. She displayed the wrapper. which was one of the exhibits In court. Harry C. Pennington, a nephew of Mrs. Dunning, testified to getting the package at the postofllce and giving it to his aunt. Harry C. Pennington Identified the box that had contained the candy and the wrapper around It. Miss Josephine Bate' man said Mrs. Dunning gave her some of the candy. Miss Bateman took several pieces in ner mourn ana detected some particles of gritty substance which caused her to throw the candy away. She subse quently learned that the hard substance was lump arsenic. PEOPLE FORGET PRINCIPLES President tchurman of Cornell Talks of Lawlessness In the United States. NEW YORK. March 2l. In an address at New Rochelle President Schurman of Cornell university has discussed what he considers the true elements of national greatness and expressed the truth that so far as physical power Is concerned our na tlon leaves almobt nothing to be desired. In referring to our respect for law and our regard for the rights of others, however, he said: There has been In the last few years more lawlessness than those living In the present generation can remember. Lynching seems to go on apace, j nere are reasons lven lor mis. as u matter or course, borne say it is because our children are not taught religion in tne schools; others that it Is due to tne great Immigration to our shores. To me there seems to be an entirely differ ent reason for It. It Is. I think, clue to a certain amount of ruce depreciation I wl:l not say race natreu, wmch somehow seems to be still very polont In our blojd. We ni!l talk a preut ileal of the superiority of the white race. With an excess of passion, we still talk of the inferiority of the ptople with dark skins. It appears that the ter Is still in (iit blood and woe to the man who stir him u. We seem alieady to have forgotten some of the great principles for which our fath ers died and we have become compelled to hear in the last few years derisive remarks about the constitution. MINE SCALE FINALLY SIGNED Agreement pa to Wages and Condi tions Extends Over Tno. Verr Period1. INDIAXAPOLIJ. Mar. h Si. -The meeting of the sub-scale committee ,r the Un.ted Mine Workers of America ai d the o er atora of the central competitive field, com prising Indiana, Illinois, Ohio an 1 western Pennsylvania, wis held litre today. The new scale, embracing a contract for two yours, provided for a reduction la wages of S.&S per cent, roughly speaking, or a general reduction equivalent to one half of the last increase in wages. Late tnls afternoon the 'scale was slgnrd by the Joint SJbacale committee consist ing of two miners and two operators of each of the four states forming the cen tral competitive district No change was made from the original proposition of the operators which wc voted upon by the miners. The next Joint conference will be held at Indianapolis January 26, Jituft, 1004 TEX PAOES. CLOSES DIETRICH INQUIRY U. 8. Bohrer Denies Having Had Conversa tion u Alleged with Dntton. emmnam ANDREWS DISCUSSES HIS CANDIDACY Indian Appropriation Bill, ns Re ported to the Senate, Provides for Payment of Money to the Omaha Indians. (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, March ?1.-(Special Tele gram.) The special committee of the sen ate appointed to Investigate the charges agninst Senator Dietrich finished the taking of testimony this afternoon. U. S. Rohrer of Hastings, who refused to come to Washington on telegraphic re quest, came on subpoena, however. Before Mr. Rohrer was put on the stand the com mittee returned to read over the state ment prepared by District Attorney Sum mers as to the evidence. which Rohrer would give. On returning to the room, Senator Hoar stated that the majority of the committee had decided to admit Mr. Rohrer's testimony, although under all the laws of evidence It could not be held as competent, should Mr. Rohrer testify as outlined he would, by the district attorney. Mr. Rohrer was then sworn and asked by Chairman Hoar If the witness bad ever had a conversation with William M. Dut ton, regirdlng the appointment of Haman ns doputy postmaster at Hastings and In that conversation Dutton replied that if he (Rohrer) was In a position to put up JSOfl for Haman, he might be appointed, other wise some other man would be named. Rohrer stated that while be had a con versation with Dutton before the appoint ment of Jacob Fisher became public prop erty, that no Intimation ns to money was made. He snld that his talk with Dutton wns of a confidential chnracter, no one knowing of it's nature save his wife, whom he had told some little time ago. He nsked whether he would be compelled to make this talk public. He snld the talk had no r?ferpnce to the suggestion of money on the pnrt of Dutton. Ho was told that he need not divulge It's character. He was then excused. Talk vrlth Fairbanks. Senator Dietrich snld he had Intended to call Senator Fairbanks to testify to the fact thnt In the fall of 190, when Mr. Fairbanks was In Nebraska, that he (Diet rich) had requested Fairbanks as chnlrmnn of the committee on public buildings and grounds of the senate to help In securing an appropriation for a public building at Hastings, t.o thnt Dietrich would be re lieved of the lease of the Dietrich building, held by the Postoffice department; that he could not call Senator Fairbanks, who wns Interested In legislation then pending In the senate. The committee stated that Sen ator Dietrich might Incorporate what he expected to prove by Senator Fairbanks In his statement. Mr. Dietrich then offered two affidavits, that of W. H. Dillon and Jacob Bernhardt, In evidence to show that these affiants were famlllnr with the fact that the Dietrich building was to be deeded to Miss Dietrich upon It's completion; that In faot they Vnew of the contemplated action on the part of Senator Dietrich even, before the foundation wns begun. This ended testimony and hearing was ad Journed without delay. The committee held a short executive sea slon to decide upon the admissibility of certnln evidence and also to go over the testimony furnished by the Postoffice de partment In the case. No conclusion was reached. Senator Hoar stating that as Senator Pettus would attend the funernl of the late Representative Thompson of Alabama 'nothing final would be done In the case until his return, which will be the last of the week. Andrews Talks of Candidacy. William E. Andrews of Hastings, auditor for the Treasury department, has, through his friends of the Fifth Nebraska district, announced his candidacy for the United States senate, subject to the will of the re publicans of the state. In making the an nouncement, Mr. Andrews said he was largely Impelled thereto by many frlenda whom ho met while in Nebraska recently, "Hut It must not be understood that my friends are solely responsible for my deter mlnatlon," said Auditor Andrews tonight. "to be a candidate for the senate. After canvassing the situation in Adams county and believing that a somewhat similar sit' uation existed In other counties of tho dis trict, I told my friends to go ahead. "Those who have followed tho ups and downs of politics In that portion of our state know how slender some of our ma Jorltles are on the legislative seats, so that to be successful we must have absolute har mony In the party. In order to aid In mak ing harmony sure I told my friends If they believed that my candidacy for the senate would help them, to present my name." Asked if he expected to go before the con vention, Mr. Andrews replied that he was a candidate for the senate and should the convention Indorse another than himself then he would be, found working Just as hard as ever for the success of the repub lican ticket. Mr. Andrews refused to discuss the ad visibility of the convention Indorsing a candidate for the senate In view of his an nouncement. He did say. however, that the question of the nomination rested solely with the convention and that conditions might arise whereby It would be thought best not to nominate. It Is learned that Mr. Andrews has been considered for some time past, not only In his own county of Adams, hut In other counties In thnt section of the state, nnd that the formnl announcement of his candi dacy marks the beginning of nn open cam paign for delegates to the state convention In bis behalf. Select Congressional Committee. At a meeting of the repuhllcnn members of congress tonight to elect tho national congressional committee the following were elected by the various stnte delegations Nebraska. J. J. McCarthy; Iowa, J. A. T Hull: South Dakota, Charles II. Burke. Owing to the continued Illness of bis daughter, Representative Burkett will he unable to attend his district convention to morrow. Representative Klnknl.l today recom mended B. It. Ashley for postmaster at Hyaiiiils, Neb. Payments to Omaha Indians. The Indian appropriation bill, which was reported to the senate today, Instructs the secretary of the Interior to pay per ctrfdta to the Omaha Indians in Nebraska money now to their credit In the treasury of the fnlted States. It also provides 10.0X fo un Indian warehouse at Omaha. Postmasters appointed: Nebraska. Mayn ard. Cass county, Mrs. Mlsnle Cox, vie A. I- Cox. resigned; Rokeby, 7-ancaste county, Gilbert Bunnell, vice Frank A Martin, resigned. Iowa, Carbon, Adam county, Lv Franklin, vice M. E. Jackson, resigned. PI NOLI? NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST Fair Tuesday nnd Colder In nrh and East Prtlons Wednesday Fair and Warmer, Temperature at Omaha Yesterdayi If our. leg. . 41 . 4-2 . 41 . 41 . 4i . 41 . 4.1 . 4.1 Hour. Dear. 1 p. m 4H V p. ni 47 : p, m 47 I p. m 4l ft p. m II H p. m 4.1 7 p. in 4tl M p, in 4.1 H p. m 41 ft I a. m . a. m . a. m . a. m . a. m. NOTHING NEW FROM ORIENT Movements of Troops Proceeding In a Most Satisfactory Manner. ST. PETERSBURG, March 21. 2 p. m - Beyond the movement of troops to the far east, which Is progressing satlsfactiflily nd In accordance with Russian plans, the government's advices Indicate little change In the situation. No official telegrams nn- nouncing collisions with the enemy had been received up to noon. The govern ment had no information to substantiate he reported capture of l.sno Japanese north of the Yalu river and it is assumed that would Immediately have been reported if true. Vladivostok papers which have Just ar rived here say that n member of the Japa nese consulate declared on the eve of his departure that It was Japan's ambition to drive the Russians across the Amur, re store Manchuria to China and annex Corea. The Vladivostok editors find it almost Impossible to get out their papers. The supply of paper is practically exhausted; they cannot get up steam In the press boilers because the horses which carted the water have gone; most of the reporters and compositors have either been called n the colors or have bolted, and no ad vertisements are being received. The Novoe Vremya publishes prominently Paris dispatch declaring It Is believed there thnt a triple alliance between Japan. China and Corea has been formed, which wns the real objoet of Marquis Ito's visit to Seoul. DAY OF FIKCKOMM; FOR F.Xfil.AM), Henry Norniim Relieves Flnmes of Hostility Are Visible. NEW YORK, March 21. Under the titlo of "The War and After" Henry Norman, M. P., discusses the probable after effects of the Russian-Jnpanese war In the forth coming number of tho World's Work. He says that It Is most Important that one fact should be clearly realized, that "It Is a fight for tho control of China. Corea and Manchuria aro subordinate or Indirect is sues. The real object Is predominant In- fluenee In Peking, bringing with it the ulti mate domination of the far east and In the future the headship of Aslntta races." He points out the prohnblllty of war In the near east and England's peril from such an event, and snys: Already the flnmes of hostility to Eng land are visible almost everywhere In Eurone. a manifestation which In not at all surprising In view of the language of so much of the Ixindon press. From the high est to the lowest moderation of language, resnect for the feellnas of other nations snd a sense of responsibility appear to have vanished from many newspaper offices. De nunciation or Russia is as extravagant as adulation of Japan Is exaggerated, and both are making England a host of fresh enemies every week. For nil of this a day of reckonlnar will surely come, for the bas- slnn roused against England will have reached Its climax. When this happens snn Russia has prac tlcallv evacuated Manchuria, and Jnpan. unable to continue a ruinous strugglo of Indefinite duration, renuests the powers to recognise the retrocession of Manchuria to Chlnn nnd to decree tno eno or tne war, then England Is likely to learn the result of Its Asiatic alliance, fur It Is the univer sal conviction that It was the Anglo-Japn nese treaty which rendered wnr In the fnr east both possible and nrobnnie In conclusion, I will venture upon one prophesv. namely, thst the result of this wnr will be for Russia a blessing In dls- atilse. The nollcv of expansion everywhere at any cost and by any method, whether of arms or or mniomacv, togetner witn its snthors and upholders will tie discredited. The canker at the heart of Russia, the cor ruption of Its bureaucracy, will be cut nut. The statesmen who desire to curtail mili tary expenditure and to encourage Russian production snd commerce will come hack tn power. The or.ar will brush aside oppo sition to humanity and peace that he cherishes. CHARGES AGAIXST THE JAPANESE. Accused of Firing on Red Cross and VstnsT Poisonous Missiles. (Copyright, 1904, by New York Herald Co.) ST. PETERSBITRO, March 21. (New York Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to The Bee.) It appears that during the bombardment of the Islands In front of Dalny, the Japanese seriously damaged a Red Cross building. The Russian govern ment protests against this as a breach of civilised methods of warfare. One of the highest officials of the For eign office today said: 'Without any doubt, according to reports received, the Japanese have made use of missiles giving off poisonous gases. It Is nor an Idle assertion." He also expressed the satisfaction felt at the more favorable turn In American senti ment toward Russia. The Grand Duke Boris hss passed through Irkutsk. As a sign of the times M. Savourlne, proprietor of the Vremya, was sent for by the minister of the Interior, M. Plehve, and asked to moderate the tone of the articles In his newspaper concerning England. THREATENS TO KEEP M ANCHTRI A, Russian Ambassador ai, Peking laes Plain language. (Copyright, 1904. by New York Herald Co.) HANGHAI, March 21. (New York Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to The Bee.) The Russian consul general, when inter viewed concerning the report of Rus.ili bringing pressure to bear nn China to as sist In patrolling Manchuria and suppress ing brigandage, said be could neither deny nor affirm the report. A high Chinese official informs me that M. I.essnr hns snld that knowing the Chinese cannot, at this critical time, sup press tho Mtinrhurlan bandits alone nnd desiring Russo-Chlnese action, he has as sured Prince Chlng thnt unless the depre- ilollnns r-nHt not finlv wmilil npnlralltv b disregarded, but anv hope of th eventual restoration of Manchuria woul l be futile. GERM IN CONS! I. CilES t OI NSEL Says People Remaining at New f'bwang Do so at Risk. YIN KOW, March 21 The O. rman con sul from Tien Trln, at a meeting of Ger man cltlsens held here yesterday, coun selled all residents of that nationality that they remained at New Cliwang at their own rlfk snd that In evert of 1 ss of prop erty recovery was doubtful; also that in the event that Russia was defeated the re covery of losses. If poesible. would only he after a long time, but If Japan was de feated recovery would bii sooner. The British residents propose to proteM against the Indefinite absence of a warship from New t'hwuj COPY THREE CENTS. ATTACK PORT ARTHUR Japanese Taper Hoi it the Kassian Etronp hold Eai Eeen Occupied TROOPS LAND IN THE REAR OF THE CITY fleet at the Same T me Opem Furiom Bombardment of Piaoe NAVAL BATTLE REPORTED NEAR YIN K0W Tiring Heard, but Han Tails Object! at Sea. TRANSPORTS UNLOAD AT CHINAMPH0 Occupation of Towns of Anju ana Plus Yang by the Japanese I u fantry and Artillery te Confirmed. (Copyright, 1W4, by New York Herald Co.) TOKIO, March 21.-(New York Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to The Bee.) A Toklo newspaper publishes a report this afternoon to tho effect that a Japanese division was landed on the Llao Tung pen insula on March 19 and engaged the Rus sian troops In the rear of Port Arthur. Simultaneously the fleet bombarded the town and harlior. The action began at 6 o'clock on the oven- lug of March 19 and continued until 10 o'clock on tho morning of March 30. Sixteen ships were engaged In the attack and the result Is reported to have been the occupation of Port Arthur by the Japa nese. No further details are given and the re port remains so far unconfirmed. Flrlnv Heard at Sea. TIN KOW, March 21 Firing was heard off the coast, apparently about six miles to the southward, fourteen shots having been heard between 7 and 7:30 this morning. The morning waa haxy and It was Impossible to distinguish, objects at sea. A creditable re port has reached here that two cruisers and live gunboats were off Kin Chow yesterday. Ping YansT Oeenpled. ST. PETERSBURG, March 21. The fol lowing official dispatch, dated Mukden, March 20, was received today: General Zhillnskl reports as follows: The troops are in good spirits and there Is no sickness. According to reports received from the frontier guards on the Eastern Chinese railway everything Is In order there. At Udylnl station Captain I'ksemofT, with sev enty cavalrymen, has driven off a band of 1110 Chinese bandits. The occupation oi the towns of Anju and Ping Yang by the enemy's Infantry and ar tillery Is confirmed. An Increased move ment of troops and transport on the road between Ping Yang and Anju 1s noticeable. Thirteen of the enemy's transports re cently unloaded at Chlnnampho. Aceordrnt ' to reports thure have ben no preparations foe landing bu tha AoAftl tl Vbaljor or op-, posit e Kin Chow. All reports appearing In foreign - news papers of the landing of Japanese trOops at different points on the coast are inventions. MIST CONCEDE! TO OPPOSITION Japanese Government Will Altar Its Present Plan of Tax at lea. TOKIO, March 21. As a result of tfca series of conferences between the party leaders It seems certain that government will abandon Its attempt to create a salt monopoly, place a tax on silk, and also make a smaller Increase In the land tax than originally proposed. The members of the cabinet are holding a series of conferences with the party leaders, who have been explaining how the interests of the people they represent are affected by the war taxes. The cabinet Is endeavoring to frame measures which will prove satisfactory to the people. There Is a growing feeling that the gov ernment should not attempt the Immediate payment of a large part of the cost of war by taxation, but that It should Issue bonds and extend the payments over a series of years. A vote of thanks to the navy for its vic tories off Port Arthur, which will be moved In the nouse of representatives tomorrow, will praise the valor and heroism of the officers and men and express the gratitude of the nation to them. JAPANESE STOP GENERAL ALLEN. Will Not Permit American to Proceed on Way to the Front. SEOUL. March 212 D. m. The Jananeaa stopped Brigadier General Henry T. Allen, formerly chief of the Philippine constabu lary, and United States military observer with the Japanese army at Ping Yang, requesting blm not to proceed from their outposts. Marquis Ito has been decorated with tho Order of the Plum Blossom, usually given only to royalties. United States Minister Allen and Japanese Minister Hayashl have received decorations of the first class of Pal Kuk. Minister Allen's decoration Waa conferred In recognition of his valuable counsel and long Intimacy with ths em lieror. Marquis lto, in an audience with the em peror, urged the gradual adoption of Corean reform measures, thus avoiding the con fusion due to the precipitate measures of MANY HI SSIAXS COMMIT SI ICIDB Severn! Officers at Port Arthur Sar eumb to Strain of Bombardment. NEW YORK, March 21. News has been received from I'ort Arthur that several officers of the garrison, under the strain caused by the bombardment, have com mitted Bulclde, says a World dlspstch from Shanghai. The total number of casualties in the town to date Is 'M. Marquis Ito has held a large recrjv.ion. ' WIm n wa" "'""- '' th'i" on'rlals. cables the Seoul correspondent of ' ,he Times. He expressed the be'li-f that j under Japanese guidance Corea will ud- ' ,,.,,. .nnim.rrlAllv nnrl I n t m lft u a 1 1 V 1 '- being Japan's intention so to use Its Influ ence that the (,'oreans will never rg-r their connection with it. The marquis wii. return to Jujen March 20. RISSIA GAINS IIY NEW PLAN. Derision to Meet Japnnese Near Mik. dea strengthens Position, PARIS, March i Foreign Minister Del ciH4 hns received a copy of Secretary Hay's dispatch, from United States Mln 1st -r Conger, at Peking, containing China's assurances of the unprovocatlve action to be taken by it against either of the belli gerents. The authorities here have no doubt tht China la ready to give assurances, but