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OMAHA, FIJI DAY MOKMNO, APRIL 22, 1904 TEN PAGES.
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APPROVE HILL PLAN
Deepits Effort! of uu, Beouri'ilei
Bioo'jholdm Eok g and Vots.
SPECIAL HELD YESTE,
Kortheni Pacifio and Ba 1 Am Well
Eepreaented at tkv v
PROTEST AGAINST THE . ...EDINGS
AH;m Northern Securities Has No Eight
to Dittrba. Buck.
POLLS CLOSED SHjrtfLY BEFORE NOON
Of 8MV0,OX) Shares of Norther Se
earltles Stack a Total of
744) Veto la favor of the
NEW YORK, Apru al.-The stockholder
of me Northern Securities company hold a
perlal meeting In Hoboken, N. J., today
to vote on the proposed pro rata plan of
contribution of aaaeta aa recommended by
the company. Officer of the company
present Included J. J. Hill, Fourth Vice
President and General Counsel W. P.
Clouglt, Secretary L. X. Nichols arid
Nicholas Terhune. a director. Other pres
ent Included Wloalow Pleroe and R. S. Lov
att. tha logal representatives of the Har
rlman Interest. ' Less than half a dcxen
stockholders attended the meeting One
Of these, George L. Klchards of Washlng
ton, D. C, said he owned 100 shares of
stock and declared himself before the meet
Ins; opened In favor of tha pro rata liquids
Hon plan. President Hill presided and
Secretary Nichols read the call for today'
meeting. There was then a brief whis
pered conference between President Hill
and Mr Pierce, The Utter read a formal
protest In which he said that the Northern
Securities company la not now and never
was the owner of tha stock sold by R. II.
Harrlman and Wlnslow 8. Pierce and that
the Northern Securities company had no
right to distribute the stock under the plan
proposed. There was another whispered
conference between President Hill and
Messrs. Pierce and Lovett. In the mean,
time Inspectors had been appointed to
count ths number of shares represented at
Messrs. Pierce and Lovett retired from
the meeting- and Secretary Nichols then
read the minutes of the last annual meet
ing and of tha several meetings of the ex
eoutiv committee of the Northern Seeuri
tles company. These were adopted without
a dissenting voice. Stockholder ' Richard
wanted to know by what process of calcula
tion the figures $39.77 for Northern Pacific
aad fM.1T for Oraat Northern bad been ar
Majority Vote mil Plan.
"By ratable distribution." said Vloe Presl.
dent Clough, aad Mr. Richards "was satis
Mr. Richards then voted Ma loeaharas for
the anooiuwMMl '.iMoit. of distribution. No
other outside stockholder appeared to have
anylntereet In this matter. The polls were
closed shortly before noon and when the
vote waa announoed It appeared that of the
1,860,000 shares of Northern Securities stock
a total of I.M4.740 shares had been voted In
favor of the announced plan for the dis
tribution of the holding of railroad stocks
and none against.
The application of C. H. Venner, who,
through the Continental Securities com
pany, brought suits to enjoin the Northern
(Securities company from carrying out Its
distribution plan for an Injunction to re
strain the Kqultable Trust company, which
Is the trustee of the Oregon Short Line
bonds, from accepting Northern Paclflo and
Great Northern stocks In substitution for
the present underlying Northern Securities
stocks, was called on the calendar in the
aupreme court before Justice MaoLean to
day, It waa marked ready and a number
of appellant announced that they were
ready to go on with the arguments, which
will be heard later.
Tha notice presented by the Union Pa
cific Interests reads as follows:
Notice Is hereby given to the special
meeting of stockholders of the Northern
beuurltlea company that the undersigned
cUUra that the shares of the capital stock
of the Northern Paclflo Railway company,
delivered by Edward H. Harrimsn and
lnslow 6. Pteroe to the Northern Securi
ties company on or about November 18
1W)1. and consisting Of 137.023,000 par value
of the common stock of said railway com
pany and fU,0W,0uO par value of the pre
ferred stock of sttld railway company and
the common stock Into which said preferred
stock had been converted, belong to the
Oregon Short Una Railroad company, as
the legal and equitable owner thereof; that
the Northern Securities company Is not
now and never became the owner thereof
but la simply a custodian, and that the
undersigned are entitled to the return and
delivery to them of certificates for said
Block of the Northern Pacirin Hi.v
company upon the surrender by them of
J2. 41)1.871 par value of the capital stock
of the Northern Securities company snd
the payment of K.it.fi1 In cash received
by them on such delivery of said Northern
Paclflo stock to the Northern Securities
Notice Is further given that the aald
Northern Securities company has no right
to distribute the said Northern PaPTne
stock pro rata among the stockholders of
B-ine iMormem securities company, or other
Wise dispose of the same, except to return
uie same lo ins unaeraignea.
Farstal Notice of Salt.
Then follows the formal notice of the
suit begun before Judgu Klrkpatrlck In
Justice MacLean, In the supreme court
dlsmlased the application of C. H. Venner
dt Co. for an Injunction to prevent the
Kqultable Trust company from accepting
the Northern Paclflo and Oreat Northern
railway stocks held by the Northern Se
curities company under the Hill plan.
Whea tha rase was called counsel for
ths plaintiffs asked that he be allowed to
withdraw his motion on the ground that
the Equitable Trust company had brought
a similar suit In New Jersey. In which the
questions at Issue would be determined
William D. Guthrie, for the Oregon 8hort
Une Railway company, and Bain bridge
f olby for the Equitable Trust company.
agreed with Mr. Poster's proposition of
wlthdrswal. Ex-Secretary of War Ellhu
Root, for the Northern Securities company,
asked that the application for the Injunc
tion te oenle.
Messrs. Guthrie snd Colby said that this
would perhaps be held to be equivalent to
denial on the merits of ths esse, which
they Old not wish, and Mr. Foster, coun
sel for the plaintiffs, said that he would
consent to have his motion dismissed, but
Justice McLean then dismissed tha appll
cm 11 on for an Injunction.
ww a w ammm Mm in C.
IX8 ANOEI.ES. Cal, April tl.-When
shown tke New Tork dtspeu-hes today re
lating to the vote of the shareholders on
tho distribution of tr. Northern Secuntl
company assets. E. H. Harrlmao aald-
What our next step will be la hard for
. f0sUaw4 aw Second Psg
FRANK MANCUSA'S LATEST WOE
Wife Has Gene with TOO
Another aad Voeager
"Fralllty, thy name Is woman." said
Frank Mancusa In Italian when he re
turned home last night from work and
found his houe closed, his wife gone and
700 of his missing.
Joe Constance, a lodger who has been
rooming at his house for a year and a
half, had also departed and, as Joe Is
good looking and 22 years of age while
Mancusa's wife Is 41 and her beauty Is
not what it was. the Irate husband grated
his teeth and told the police that he be
lieved they had gone together.
Mancuaa had to break In the doors to
enter his house, and as he viewed the
cheerless home and thought of the thir
teen years of happy married life, of their
first love under the blue Italian sky, of
the many tender recollections of the long
ago and of the 700 plunks, he sat down
by the empty stove and lifted hla voice
Constance, said Mancusa, waa an Ideal
lodger. He waa so very kind to everyone
with whom he came In contact. Was there
a little extra work to be done, Constance
was there with the goods. Was there a
song to be sung or a little Joke to make
the happy home happier, Constance with
the dark mustache and gleaming teeth
was the one to add the needed happiness.
"E say-a to me," said Mancusa at the
police station, "Mancusa, you my frlen',
t llk-a you ver mooch, but neva say 'ow
mooch llk-a my wife, damn-a him."
Constance up to a day or two ago was
working with the street railway company
and comes from Pittahurg. and the police
believe that he will try to get back again.
The matter was first reported to the police
by an Interested neighbor, who said that
the woman had been kidnaped, as he did
not believe she had gone of her own ac
cord. Sergeant Havey looked at him crit
ically and then said, "You think so, do
youT When will you be 21 years Old?"
CONFUSION OF CIVIC NAMES
Jadge Slabangh Complains that the
Pnblle Mixes the Physical
. aad Moral Leasraes.
The Civic Improvement League and the
Civic Federation are two entirely distinct
and separate concerns," said Judge 81a
baugh, president of the former organisa
tion, yesterday. "Tho Civic Improvement
League was created for and la dealgned
to improve and beautify Omaha, and it Is
thla organisation that la offering prises
for the beautlficatlon of vacant lota, streets,
etc.; to encourage neatness and cleanliness
and general Improvement throughout the
city to make It physically as attractive
aa possible. It does not pose as the cham
pion of municipal morality Or critic of
municipal government, leaving that to
other organisations, Tha field of the league
Is esufftciently large for all of Its energies.
It has nothing to do with tha Clvlo Fed
eration, which la entirely a separate or
ganisation, with entirely aeparate pur
poses. The two organisations have been
confused aa on and the hum organisa
tion and you will do tho Civic Improve
ment League a big favor explalnlag this
distinction between the two."
STOLE COAL T0 KEEP WARM
Crime with Which Two Boys Stand
Charged at Police
Sam Appull of 1323 Pierce street and
Frank Pollto of Eleventh and Pierce
streets', two boys 11 and 9 years old, re
spectively, caused a terrible commotion at
the police station last night when they
were arrested on the charge of stealing
some coal from a neighbor's shed. The
two little wisps of humanity, with their
pinched, thin faces and wide-eyed with
terror, stood clasping each other's hands
and gaxlng at the forma of the burly po
licemen around, whimpered that they stole
the coal because they were so cold. The
stolen goods lay at their feet, a torn sack
In which a few pieces of the precious ar
ticle had been hastily thrust. No sooner
had the arrest been noised around the
neighborhood In which the boys lived than
fathers and brothers and uncles of the
pair went to the station to Intercede for
them. The children were released with
the understanding that they must answer
for their terrible crime In the morning.
MERCHANTS AND SIGN ORDER
Agree to Oppose Aay Discrimination
la the Matter of Removal
Last night at the Commercial club rooms
a meeting of retail dealers and others In
teretted was held to discuss the proposed
ordinance dealing with sidewalk signs. A
determination to resist any order that
makes a discrimination In favor of any
class of signs was resolved upon. A com
mlttee, consisting of A. Mandelburg, P.
Phllbln and A. Edholm, was appointed to
call on Mayor Moores and dUcuss the mat
ter with him. The sentiment of the meet
ing was that if any signs come down all
must come down, and If the electric signs
are to be permitted to stay up all must be
permitted to stay.
New northern Coal lag Statloa.
BAN FRANCISCO. April ll.-A coaling
Inlands by the United Slates. The navy col-
SJisa iii hi is lis lbs-- caiMniiiriarl in rnaa A aiil an
..... ooiui ., wimii nu n lying in port
awaiting orders since December ai. has re
ceived orders to proceed with Its csrgo Of
4 JuO tons of oaf to Kyak. an Island af
the Rat group. In latitude 42 north, longi
tude 177 eat, where the coal will form th
nuoleu of a supply that will be always
available for vessels of the United Stales
a .list, (W U Ills WJTia.
Will Not Saeak of Caadldates.
uiM.iji.is. April 21. -William J. Bryan
gave out an Interview today In which he
denied the report that he would dl us a
presidential possibility in his Chicago
speech next Saturday night. Mr. hryan's
sddress will be devoted entirely to the New
York platform and to subjects related to
the platform to be adopted by the national
democratic convention. He saw he has not
i ri, ,uuu' IBr president and will
MF III X. till WfJW.
Boatswsvla'a Mate Kills Hlaaself.
BAN F-RANCISCO, April tl.-Robert
nicnoison, cniei Boatswain s mate of th
t'nlled States gunboat Petrel. after
twenty-two years' of honorable service n
the I'nlted States navy, lias shot and killed
himself here, rather than face a charge of
having brought liquor on hoard the ship
Nicholson was born in ths Shetland Island
forty-four years ago, had a good record
since hie enlistment in 1880 snd served
through the Spanish war with credit
Ira Flelde la Lake Saeerlor.
Dl'LlTH. Minn , April 2t-Ranker C. J.
Johnson of Grand Marula. oa the north
shore of l.ake Superior, who arrived In this
city after a trying: trip, rrports that the
ice field at the head of the lake extend
fifty miles out from Duluth, a condition
unprecedented at this urns of year. Last
ynar navigauoa 0iea4 aun.0 Uib paXui
SERIOUS TROUBLE FEARED
British. Commander Charge! Nicaragua
Commander with Piracy.
DIFFICULTY GROWS OUT OF SEIZURE
Retrlhatloa Will Bombard Blaeflelds
if Captared llikrrmra Are
Rot Released aad Nlca
ragxa Is Alarmed.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 21-The
British cruiser Retribution, which, under
Instructions from the Imperial government.
sailed from Kingston April 11 for a Nica-
raguan port In connection with the selxure
of six turtle schooners and the arrest of
their crews by Nlcaraguan officials, re
turned to Port Royal from the Nlcaraguon
port today after ascertaining that the ves
sels and crewa had been sent to Blueflelds.
The captain of the Retribution accused
the Nlcaraguan commandant, under whose
orders the schooners were seised, of piracy.
There la consternation among the Nlca
raguan officials over the affair.
It waa necessary for the Retribution to
return to Port Royal to coal, but the
cruiser will sail for Blueflelds Saturday
next to demand the release of the prisoners
and the boats and also compensation for
their Illegal seizure and detention. It Is
rumored that should It be found necessary
the Retribution will bombard the port of
Rifles for Blaeflelds.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua. April 21. The
Nlcarsguan steamer Ometepe, from Ha
vana, haa arrived In Nlcaraguan waters
with a consignment of war munitions pur
chased In Cuba. It Is rumored that an
other conference will take place shortly at
Amalapala In the Oulf of Fonseca between
the presidents of Honduras, Nicaragua and
It was announced from Havana March
SO that the Nlcaraguan government steamer
Ometepe had sailed for Blueflelds that day
with 6.000 Remington rifles, purchased from
a Spanish hardware house In Havana.
Tha Ova tortla ahell Ashing schooners
captured recently while In Nlcaraguan
waters and taken to Blueflelds had hoiuted
the British flag on one of the small Islunds
off Cape Graclas-a-Dios, Nicaragua. The
fishermen claim they were encouraged to
do so by British colonial employes.
The British representative here. In an
Interview,' Is quoted as saying in regard
to the announced arrival of a British man-of-war
at Blueflelds that It Is going there
on a friendly visit to Investigate certain
IRISH NATIONALISTS HOPEFUL
Redsnoad Telia Then that Hexae Rale
Will Be Issoe la
DUBLIN, April ZL The annual nation
alist convention at the Mansion house here
today waa well attended and excited much
enthusiasm. John Redmond, who presided
at tho opening proceedings, said tha union
ist, government and party -were In a con
demned cell, waiting for the execution of
the sentence which had been pronounced
on them, and In all human probability It
was reserved for the representatives of
Ireland to give the final blow which would
end their existence.
They had denied Ireland home rule, had
broken their pledges and had introduced a
budget which would Impose an additional
burden of 12,600,000 yearly on Ireland. The
question of home rule was again becoming
decided factor in English elections, and
when the dissolution of Parliament came
It would be found to be a deciding factor
as to what government should rule the
Tho convention passed a resolution In
favor of home rule and expressing confi
dence In the Irish members of Parliament.
TO LIMIT OP STEEL PRODUCTION
If egotlatloaa Aro Now la Progress Be
LONDON. April 2L Even the most san
guine do not expect immediate results froml
the exchange of views now In progress hero
between representatives of steel manufac
turers of the United States, Great Britain,
Germany, Austro-Hungary and Belgium,
with the object of establishing among
steel makers of the Important export
ing countries an agreement whereby ex
port prices will be fixed and indlicrimlnate
"dumping" be prevented.
The movement, which was Initiated by
the Germans, will, It Is thought by many
Interested persons. And an Insurmountable
bar In the attitude of Influential Britishers,
who are equally interested as producers
and consumers of steel In turning out tha
more highly finished class of goods, and
who profit from the "dumping."
LOOTING PROPERTY OP THIBITAN
British Will Send Valaablo Articles
NEW YORK. April 21. The Thibetan
fort has been emptied and partially blown
up, says a Times dispatch from Gyangtse.
Among the strange discoveries In the fort
was a room containing scares of heads,
some recently cut off. This Is unusual, in
view of the Buddhist prohibition against
The Thibetans were disposed to avoid
literal infraction of the commandment by
allowing victim to starve to death, but
thla discovery points to regular executions
Such articles valuable and curious, found
In the fort as are not connected with reli
gious worship, will be handed to the In
dian government for distribution to British
and Indian museums.
Caaadlaa Ooverameat Wins.
OTTAWA. Ont. April 21. The House of
Commons divided today on the amendment
of the leader of the opposition to the mo
tion of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the premier, to
go into committee on the proposed mod
ification of the Grand Trunk-Paclflc con
tract. The amendment waa lost, 61 to 116
against, a majority of 66 for tha govern
ment. BCTKIN PROSECUTION RESTS
Defeaeo Moves for tho Dismissal of
tho lertsl Charge of
SAN FRANCISCO, April O.-The exam
ination of witnesses for the prosecution In
the preliminary examination of Mrs. Cor
delia Botkin on the charge of murdering
Mrs. Joshua Dean waa concluded today
In Judge Conlan's district of ths police
court. The defense offered no testimony.
but moved to dismiss ths charge. This
motion wss taken under consideration by
Judae Cor. Ian. wha wM render his de
cision next Tuesday. Ttie Delaware wtt-
nessea aro nowifrea. to retun. to their
COUNTY COMMITTEE TODAY
Repabllrans Will Arraoste for Pri
maries to Select Delegates to
Repreaeat Doaalaa Coaaty.
The republican county committee for
Douglas county will meet at 2 o'clock this
afternoon In Fraternity hall In the Bee
building to prepare the preliminaries of
the campaign. The call for the committee
meeting Issued by Chairman Cowell states
the object to be to srrange for primaries
to select delegates to represent Douglas
county In state and congressional conven
tions. The call for the state convention
has been out for three months, but the
congressional call is fllll In aoeyance, and
Chairman Blackburn Is said to have an
nounced that he wtH not even call his con
gressional committee together for two or
three weeks yet. Sarpy county, however,
which with Douglas and Washington coun
ties, make up this district, has already
held its primaries and convention and se
lected Its delegates to the congressional
convention. Douglaa county K entitled to
eighty-seven delegates In the republican
state convention. Inasmuch as the state
convention Is to be held In Lincoln, May
1. and the law requires twenty days'
notice of a primary election, the republican
primary In this county will have to be
held some time between May 13 and May 16.
PLATFORM WITH ONE PLANK
Olney Men at Bostoa Secure relega
tion to St. Irfwls Conveatloa
Votes for the Ialt Rale.
BOSTON, April 21. By an overwhelming
vote the Massachusetts democratic conven
tion at Tremont temple today Instructed
four delegates-at-Iarge and twenty dele
gate from the various congressional dis
tricts of the state to support Richard Olney
of this city for presidential nomination at
the democratic national convention in July,
Four delegatcs-at-Iarge pledged to the
support of Olney were elected and the
Hearst supporters were defeated by a vote
of about 800 to 200. A resolution offered by
Representative John A. Coulthurst of Bos
ton, endorsing Mr. Hearst, was voted down
by a large mnjority. '
The following were elected delegates-at-large:
William A. Gaston of Boston, Pat
rick A. Collins of Boston, William L. Doug
lass of Brockton and John R. Thayer of
George Fred Williams, the leader of that
faction of the Massachusetts democracy
supporting Hearst's candidacy, made a
vigorous protest against the adoption of
the unit rule, but the oon vent ion by a vote
of nearly three to one refused to strike
from the platform the clause calling for
unanimous action wtth reference to presi
dential nominees, . and after adopting the
resolution presented by the majority of
Its committee, on motion of Jostah Qulncy,
voted that-the unit rule govern not c-nly
tha support of Mr.' Olney, but also all
matters pertaining to the convention.
JThe p'.atform adopted consisted of a
single plank, an endorsement .of Mr. Olney
and instructions to the delegates to. vote
as a unit for him. The proceedings of the
convention were marked at .times by scenes
of the greatest turbulenovi.
WILL KEEP UP THE STRIKE
Mitchell Is Unable to Secure a Con
ference with tho Colorado
DENVER, April 21. President John
Mitchell, of the United Mine Workers of
America, who Is attending the sessions of
the executive councils of the American
Federation of Labor In this city hua con
ferred while here with W. R. Fairly,' na
tional representative, and William Howells
and John. Simpson, president and secre
tary respectively of district No. 18. con
cernlng the miners' strike in southern
Colorado, which they are managing. As
the coal compsnles refuse to confer with
the miners It la aald that President Mitchell
will recommend to the National board of
his organization, which meets In Indian
apolis April 27, that the Colorado atrlke
be continued Indefinitely.
GET CARS T0M0VE COKE
Paraaeea la Connellsillle District Aro
Nearly All Busy- with
SCOTTDALE. ?a., April 21. -The railroad
companies seem to have at last succeeded
In arranging for a plentiful supply of empty
cars for the plants In the Connellsvllle
region and the surplus coke f being rap-
Idly removed from the yards. During the
past week nearly 8,000 tons of "stocked"
coke waa loaded and shipped out, and It Is
estimated that nearly as much will be sent
out this week.
There is now an even 100 coke plants In
the Connellsvllle region, and of this num
ber fifty-nine plants are running full
thirty-two part full and nine are idle.
The production for the week Is estimated
at 227,491 tons, and shipments 10.688 cars.
ARMED SEARCH FOR PASSES
Detectives Employ Professional Drll
ler to Open Brokers Safea
at' St. Loals.
ST. LOUIS, April 21. Several detectives,
armed with search warrants, today em
ployed a professional safe driller to forcibly
open a safe In a railroad ticket broker
office. They sought to recover several
passes alleged to have been stolen from
the Missouri, Kansas & Texas railroad by
Leonard Bchcrer, who was arrested last
Tuesday. None of the passes were found.
but other tickets were located which re
sulted In a replevin suit being filed by
veral railroad companies.
ROOSEVELT DECLINES HONOR
Vaclo of the President Nominated as
Elector oa the Demo,
NEW YORK. April a.-Robert B. Roose
velt, an uncle of President Roosevelt, who
was nominated aa an elector by the demo
cratic atate convention at Albany last week,
has declined to accept such nomination
because of bis relationship to the president
ADVANCE OP THE RUSSIAN FORCES
Reported Koaropalkla Haa Ordered
Infantry to Move.
PARIS. April 22. -The Bt. Petersburg eor
revpondent of the Petit Parislen says ha
baa learned that General Kouropatkln has
ordered the advance of the Russian forces
which are massed In northeast Corea, and
that a brigade of Infantry, wtth 10 Cos
sacks, la within kW vsrals cat taa fcanka ct
ibm Tuaaoa rtvoa
LvINKAlD BILL IS PASSED
Only Minor Amtndmants Mads to Maaanrs
in tha Senate.
THROUGH CONGRESS AT EXPRESS SPEED
Departmeat of Joatlce Disapproves of
tho Bill to Hold a Term of
tho Federal tonrt at
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, April 21. (Special Tele
gram.) Congressman Klnkald'a bill glv-
ng Intending homesteaders the right to
enter upon M0 acres of land In certain
counties In the Fifth and Sixth congres
sional districts of Nebraska was reported
to the senate today by Senator Dietrich
wtth some slight modifications and paased.
It la doubted If any bill has had any such
rapid course through congress as the
so-called Klnkald bill. .
Senator Dietrich, In calling up the bill.
made a brief statement showing that
some a.ono.ono acres of land In the terri
tory outlined in the bill was subject to
the provisions of the measure; that under
existing law It wss wholly Impracticable
to enter this land under the present home
stead laws for the reason that 1G0 acres
were Inadequate to support a family, but
that If 640 acres were permitted to be en
tered It might be possible to support a
family on this number of acres through
cattle ralHng and dairying.
Senator Dietrich explained the bill was
only applicable to Nebraska and applied to
the great seml-artd region of his state. The
senator's explanation of the bill was clear,
short and directly to the point. He was
naked whether It changed existing home
stead laws and stated that It did not ex
cept In the section outlined In the bill.
Judge Klnkald, when seen later, stated
the amendments made In the senate were
entirely satisfactory to him and that he
would move to concur In them when the
bill come to the house tomorrow.
Senator Dietrich this morning. In view of
the action yesterday by the public lands
committee, began a systematic canvass of
the committee, and when the senate con
vened he waa ready to report the bill with
the minor amendments suggested. His
handling of the bill was exceedingly diplo
matic and Its passage Is due to his efforts
In metng the objections and at the same
time retaining the vital features of the
Klnkald bill, which Is thought will largely
Increase the population of the Sixth district
and at the rame time be of incalculable
benefit to the business Interests of Omaha
Objects to Moving Conxt.
Representative Morris bill to provide for
holding sessions of the federal court at
Grand Island, Neb., which passed the house
recently, haa been vetoed by the Depart
ment of Justice. A communication from
the department was received thla afternoon
by the senate committee on judiciary, which
has the bill under consideration, in which
strong objections to the measure are urged.
It 1s argued that tha holding of conrt at
Grand. Jsland la unnaoesaarr and although
the bin does not' contemplate any additional
expanse,' it la held that It Would be unwise
to have sessions held there In addition to
the places already provided for.
Roaebad Bill at White Hooso.
The Rosebud bill, which rtauihed the
While House today, haa been sent to the
Interior department for report. While It Is
known that Commissioner Jones la opposed
to the measure, with probably some others.
there Is no reason to doubt that Presl
dent Roosevelt will sign the measure after
he receives the . report from Secretary
Hitchcock. While the report may be in
process of Incubation for several days, tha
South Dakota delegation believes the ex
ecutive signature will be attached to the
measure, and this may come tomorrow.
La ad la Withdrawn.
The registrar and receiver of tha land
office at Sundance, Wyo., were today In
structed to withdraw from all forma of
entry townships 67 and 68, ranges 60 and
63. This withdrawal la mada for lrrlga
F. P. Mahoney of Omaha, E. B. Andrews
of Lincoln and M. T. Zellera of Hooper,
Neb., are at the St. James.
Rural carriers appointed: Nebraska Burr,
regular, Magnus Thompson; substitute,
Gtorge H. Thompson. Fails City, regular.
Porter Randolph; substitute, Melvln Ran
dolph. Syracuse, regular, Ansel V. Mo
Connell: substitute, Isaac T. McConnell
South Dakota Aberdeen, regular, Samuel
G. Gooding; substitute, Maude E. Gooding,
Nebraska rural routes ordered established
May 16: Burchard, Pawnee county, one ad
dltlonal; area covered, M square miles; pop
ulation, 610. Ord, Valley county, two routes;
area, 72 square miles; population, 1,065. Rtv-
erton. Franklin county, one route; area, 44
square miles; population, 610.
Nebraska postmasters appointed: Archer,
Merrick county, Guy F. Bcklea, vice A. B.
Tolllngton, resigned; Brunswick, Antelope
county, Mrs. Martin Lybolt. vice D. C
Weaver, resigned; Foster, Pierce county,
Jesse I. Long, vice L. P. Cox, removed.
Nominations of Postmasters.
The president today sent to the senate
the following nominations of postmasters:
Ezra Bradford. Wellman, la.; W. H.
Smith, Colby, Kan.; Jessie W. Phillips,
Table Rock, Neb.; James II. Overman,
Stella, Neb.; Joseph Kubler, Custer, 8. D
ELECT REGENTS AND VICE REGENTS
Daaghters of tha Amerlcaa Revola
tlon Name State Officers.
WASHINGTON, April 21. Most of today's
session of the national society of th
Daughtera of the American Revolution waa
devoted to report from th atate organisa
tions. The slate delegations have chosen
regents and vloe regents. Including tha
Colorado Mrs. John Campbell, Mrs. O.
Iowa Mrs. Maria Purdy Peck, Mrs.
Kanaaa Mrs. W. 8. Stanley, Mrs. Bugene
Missouri Mrs. Wallace De la field. Mrs. W.
Nebraska Mrs. Abraham Allee, Mrs,
Jasoer Ijna-rande Kelloaa.
North Dakota Mrs. Harsh L. Lounaberry.
Wyoming Mr. F. W. Mondell, Mrs. H.
LIMIT TO HIGH ARCHITECTURE
Toronto Will Allow No Bnlldlaga of
Over year Stories Unless
TORONTO. OnU, April L The total sum
of Toronto's torn t a In Taeadara lira In
creases rather than decreaeee. Tha loo
tonight U placed at tl2.OM.0Ot, wtth an Insurant-
of Ct.too.ooa. Tb city architect,
It la aald. will recommend that no building
higher than four stories shall ba coa
structed unlens absolutely fireproof, and
that aa btsUdtcg of any kssd ahaU ba
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Showers Frldayi Satarday, fair In
west, showers In east portion.
S a. m 3 1 p. m ..... . 4.1
l a. m SI p. to 44
T a. m S.1 a p. ru 44
Ma. m S" 4 p. m 4-1
fln.ni .TO R p. m 4
1(1 i. m 40 II p. m 4
It a. m 41 T p. m 44
11 n 43 N p. m 4.1
p. m 411
RUMORS OF LAND ENGAGEMENT
Details Are (ilrevi and the
tsnlt of the Battle Is
(Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 1904.)
SEOUL, April 2I.-(Ncw York Herald
Cablegram Special Telegram to The Boe.)
Strong rumors sre current here of a
land engagement yesterday near the mouth
of the "talu. The result Is unknown. Rus
sian scouts reached Puk Chlng, 100 miles
north of Wonson, evidently with the
Idea of making a demonstration against
the latter place, hoping to draw the Japa
nese force In that dlreotlon, but a supe
rior Japanese force met the Russians and
caused them to retire.
Both armies are using the same tactics
In the eastern as on tha western Corean
Japanese, aotdlera here say they believe
Port Arthur haa fallen, but no official re
port haa been received.
Only sixty Russian cavalry reached
Hong Chlng. The appearance of the Rus
sians In that region is of no consequence
to the Japanese, who seem purposely to
Ignore the northeastern mountainous dis
The Russian cavalry, after burning Jap
anese houses at Song Chlng, occupying the
Corean telegraph office and causing trouble
mong the natives by their demands for
provisions, proceeded to Puk Chlng, about
sixty-five miles to the south.
French MHItary Man Points Ont Re
sponsibility of Movlna.
(Copyright by New York Herald Co.. 1S04.)
PARIS, April 21 (New York Herald
Cablegram Special Telegram to The Bee.)
The Herald's European edition publishes
the following from Its military expert, a
celebrated general of the French army. He
"The armies seem at the present moment
to be In a state of expectancy. One feels
on either part how great a responsibility
will be Incurred by the commander of
that army which marches before the other.
Advanced posts are stationed In the
Islands of Yalu and only a few miles from
each other, and frequent movements are
made on land. On the two aides, the Japa
nese axe concentrating at a little distance
from the river, vhlle the Russians, sup
ported m the rear by Imposing forces, are
watching their bank carefully and their
scouts are signalling that the Japanese
vessels are cruising same leagues from the
coast between Tong Keou and Ta Tung
"Generally speaking, on tha Talu It may
be 'noticed that th Cossacks toward the
east always remain In, a threatening attlr
tude for tho right flank of the enemy. It
Is reported from Won Son that thla cav
airy, aupported by some Infantry, haa ea
taoiianeo ltseir at Pong Cheng. It can
advanoa rapidly from this point by Ting
Peng, a confluent from the Young Hlng,
and from tho Yek Tchlng and thence con
vey Itaeif by a bold raid either toward
Anju or toward Ping Tang.
"Everything depends on the Importance
of thla body of troops, but is rather prob
able It la only a force to be taken Into
account for the moment, as It will operate
at so great a distance from Its base.
" As for tha troops of disembarkation. It
Is to be remarked that every day they are
signalled on various coasts. Some times
it Is seven miles to the north of Dalny
that the Japanese have succeeded In land
Ings; at othera It la a large flotilla of trans
ports escorted by the ships of war, which
has directed Itself towards the gulf of
Llao Tung. .This news It is difficult to
master, but as the sea Is now free for Ad
mlral Togo It la more and more probabl
that before long an Important demonstra
tion will ba made on land by the Japanese
army, either on the peninsula of Kawang
Tung or In tho gulf of Llao Tung, unless
General Konaonskl has given up crossing
the Yalu for marching directly upon Llao
Yang and Mukden, which seems little rec
oncilable .with the present excessive ex
citement of public opinion in Japan."
SEVERE RULE AS TO
Coasals Protest Against Treating All
NEW CHWANG, April 21.-An order Is
sued by th Russian military authorities
through the commissioner of customs here,
notirylng the pilots of New Chwang that
any pilot who gives assistance to any
Japanese ship In the waters leading to
New Chwang would be held responsible
to the full extent of martial law. has been
made a subject of inquiry of the authori
ties by three of the foreign consuls with
regard to the exact meaning of the words
"to the lull extent of martial law." To
these Inquiries the Russian authorities re
piled that the assisting of Japanese ships
In the waters mentioned would subject the
offending pilots to the same treatment
given Russian subjects and traitors, ha Med
upon th fact that the Russian authorities
haye declared New Chwang to be under
In their reply to the consuls, the avthor
Hiea affirmed further that on the other
hand pilots could be compelled to pilot
Russian vessela or forcea to leave New
Chwang. The Ruaatan authorities hold
that under existing law foreigners are
under the same status as Russian subjects,
but the foreign consuls aver that foreign
residents of New Chwang who might as
slst the Japanese can be held responsible
for the acta only aa belligerents and
cannot be regarded as Russian subjects.
CHINA IS A CENTER OF INTEREST
Ramor that th Minister ta Berlin
Had Been Recalled.
(Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 1904 )
BT. PETERSBURG, April 21 (New York
Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to
The Bee ) China's attitude Is becoming a
matter of particular Interest. The council
of ministers has been called twice within
the part few days, supposedly In connec
tion with thla matter, the seriousness of
which la fully realized.
There was a rumor today which rsn
through tha city that The Chinese minis
ter had been recalled, ahowtng the stste
of public . sentiment, that the report waa
generally believed. I nailed at the Chinese
legation, but nothing waa known there
of any possible departure beyond the
usual one of this time of the year for a
The German ships recently bought sre
being completely dismantled of all .their
NJLtJxum a aa to turft4 tela t&enh
Events Oulmimating Around Port Arthur
Suggest taa Approach of ths End.
JAPANESE OFFICERS TO BE PUT TO DEATH
When Sentenced Prisoner! Plead Por Lifet
but Prajer 1i Denied.
AMERICANS ARE NOT SAFE IN MANCHURIA
Hoetilltj of Bueeiaai Very Proioanoed and
Men Suddenly Disappear.
REPORT THAT ONE ENGLISHMAN HANG.S
British Snbjeet Arrested at Port A r-
thar aa Suspicion of Betas;
a Spy aad Pot ta
LONDON, April fl.-Tbe Toklo oorres-
pondent of tho Dally Telegraph ay that
Port Arthur undoubtedly la effectually
blockaded ai.d that events are culminat
ing around the doomed fortress.
Sentence Officers to Hang.
HARBIN, Manchuria, April Xl.-The two
officers of tha Japanese general staff, a
oolonel and a captain, who were arrested
by the railroad guard eighteen miles from
thla place on April 18, wera found guilty
by a court-martial and sentenced to ba
The officers listened quietly to th sen
tence of th court, but subsequently ssked
that their lives be spared. General Kouro
patkln confirmed th findings of tha court,
but, taking Into consideration the fact
that the accused were soldiers, he ordered
that they should be shot Instead of being
The sitting of ths court-martial attraotod
a large attendance, Including may women.
The sentence haa not yet been executed.
Americans Under a Baa.
BERLIN. April 21. A correspondent of
the Frankfurt Zeltung, writing from Har
bin, Manchuria, under date of March It,
says that great bitterness has been aroused
throughout Manchuria against Americans
and British because it is believed Amer
leans and British vessels took part In the
bombardments of port Arthur under the
Japanese flag. This belief apparently Is
due to the fact that the Japanese fleet was
larger than the Russians anticipated and
Included unknown types of vessels.
Th feeling la so strong that Americans
and British are not safe anywhere In Man
churia. One Rallla, an American, and sev
eral othera, Including Davidson, a Cana
dian, have disappeared. The ar 'ho-lUe are
looking for them.
It is reported that an Englishman was
arrested in Port Arthur as a spy and-was
taken to Mukden and hanged.
The plying of the so-called "flower boats"
on toe Llao river, mostly under the' Amer.
loan, flag and carrying American goods, haa ,
, Southern Manchuria, has been scoured for.
several ninths tor supplies of flour des
tined for Itrt Arthur, vhlch Is reported
to be provisioned for two year.
Amerlcaa Marfnes to Leave Cores.
(SEOUL, April "0-6:80 p. m. IJeutanant
Doucis C. McDougal, United States ma
rine corps, wlt.1 seventy marine from the
American location guard, ras been ordered
to . leave fcoul and sail on ths cruiser
Raleigh for Manila. The marines hereto
fore Lave crowded the email house In tha
legation compound an the Bostwick oftlo
bull-ling. The Impossibility of properly
housing the men during the hot season, th
quiet condition tf Seoul and the presence
of a aufflclent Japanese garrison to quell
any disturbance are responsible for the re
duction in the strength of tha legation
Via Kw Under Martial Law.
NEW CHWANG. April 21.-V10eroy
Alexleff haa lesued an Important order
declaring tb Yin Kow railroad station
and tha native village adjoining It to ba
within tha region under martial law. Tha
station Is opposite New Chwang and It I
a terminus of the Peking-Shan Hot Kwan
railroad and telegraph aystem. The order
also establishes a censorship ever all tele
grams, the scrutiny of the pass natrs and
the Inspection of their baggage. It will go
.'nto effect tomorrow.
MAY PREY ON "aPANESB COMMKIICB
Rasslaas Bald to Bo Pitting Oat Ships
ST. PETERSBURG. April 21. The ad
miralty, It Is announced. Intends to fit out
two ships purchased from Germany which
formerly were In the transatluntla service,
together with a number of thlps of the
volunteer fleet, with rapid fire guns and
to send them to the Pacific to prey on Jap
anese commerce. The admiralty believes
that by thla means It can prevent th
resumption of operations by the Japanese
commercial fleet and strike a hard blow
against Japan s hope of maintaining Its
resources for the prosecution of the war.
It is authoritatively stated that Russia
has been offered through a well known New
York firm two 7,ouo ton and two 1,000 ton
cruisers belonging to a South American
republic but declined the offer.
In order to harmonize the army and navy
operations Vice Admiral Skrydloff will stop
at Llao Yang on his way to Port Arthur
to confer with General Kouropatkln. Ths
admiral and the general are warm personal
friends and both are completely Independ
ent of the viceroy. On account of the bad
relation between Skrydloff and Alexleff
pressure Is being brought to bear to prevent
the viceroy's immediate return to the Rus
All information In possession of the gen
eral staff Indicate that thn Japanese are
preparing to make a landing near Taku
shan. The lights of Japanese ships hav
been observed there for several nights and
It Is believed the dlambarkatlon of troops
haa only been prevented by the bud
weather, which h. prevented 'the assem
bling of junka and other small craft oa
which the troops must b carried across tha
stretch of shallow water which extend
several miles from the shore.
It Is IwJteved that the Japanese wll ex
perience great difficulty In disembarking If
their landing is resisted. A prominent naval
attache who Is familiar with this coast
says a battalion with rapid Are and machine
guna could keep off aa army corps, as th
warships would have to lie too far out to
effectively protmrt a landing.
TOKIO. April 21. 1 p. Oi.-Th War office
Is flooded with thousands of applications
front men -of every age and every condi
tion of life for permlsaiaa to gv to tie
front. Th applications com from tint
IfxSftti MtUAtn Ad ssvji &Ut ta fit
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