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The Omaha Daily Bee
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PART I.
PAGES I TO 8. g
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, HATU11DAY MOUSING, Al'KIL 23, 1904 SIXTEEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPV THREE CENTS.
HASC THREE BANDITS
Car Barn Murdewi Fay the Penalty of
Their Crimra cn the Scaffold.
NEIDERMEIER THE FIRST ONE 10 DIE
it.u.i.j o : j . tit i r 7 u. .r
AVlGUJUe OU B1UO VS J I will 1JWI VI
. Blood and Ha to Be Oa'ried.
MURDERERS 60 TO GALLOWS SEPARATELY
Original Plan Wai to Disport of Youthful
Thugi at Tame Time.
KEIIERMEIER SULLEN TO THE LAST
Vara and Van Din Walk ta Their
Doom Repeating: a Litany,
After Passing; a Sleep.
Iran Night.
CHICAGO, Aprtl 22. Prt Nledermeler,
GuStav Marx and Harvey Van bine, the
notorious car barn bandlta, and confessed
murderera of eight men. were hanged here
today.
Neldermcler waa the first to die and hie
mannrr ef death waa unusual. He waa so
weak aa the result df hie attempt at sul
clde that the Jail guards were forced to
carry him to the scaffold. He waa then
placed In a chair and the drop sprung at
10:35. Hla body moved convulsively as he
hung and It waa thought he alowly
strangled to death.
Although It waa first believed by the
physlclana that he waa strangling. It devel
oped that hla neck had been broken.
Twenty minutes after the drop fell he
waa pronounced dead and the body waa
cut down.
With execution bo near as to be awaited
by minutes. Peter Nledermeler, Oustav
Marx and Harvey Van Dine, the car barn
bandlta. today after a practically sleepless 1
night, prepared for the end. At first it
was the Intention Of Sheriff Barrett to
hang the trio simultaneously cn one scaf
fold, aa the anarchlHta were exeouted some
years ago. The plan, however, waa aban
doned mainly on account of Nledermeler'a
attempt at suicide, which had left him
In a weakened condition and made it ad
visable that he should be hanged alone.
A large crowd assembled at the Jail pre
ceding the hour of execution and sought
admission, but were turned away. Only a
limited number, provided by luw.' were al
lowed In the Jail to witness the execution
of the bandits, whose careers with Emll
RoeskI, Imprisoned for life but a few days
before were closed at practically tha aama
time.
Last Visitors to Condemned.
Nledermeler continued to reject all spirit
ual advice and It Seemed that he would
carry out hla Idea of dying an atheist
Jailer Whitman aaid Nledermelor "would be
able to walk to tha gallows without as
sistance. Marx and Van Dine, who had Joined tha
Cathollo . faith recently. . spent - JJuUr, last
hours In reading, writing and praying, sev
eral nuns and prleata being with them con
stantly. Marx aaserted ha. waa feeling
fine His sweetheart waa tha laat of hla
frlc permitted to vlait him. It waa
announced that the men would be hanged
separately, and In tho' following order:
Nledermeler first, then Marx, and Van Dine
last.
Attorneya for Van Dine were trying to
aee the governor to obtain a atay of ex
ecution for the bandit, tha Jailer said, and
tat waa why oonaent waa given to hang
Van Dine laat. It waa regarded aa un
likely, however, that the governor would
Interfere, aa ba haa already refused clem
ency, Dr. McNamara, the Jail physician, visited
.all three of the bandlta and said their
. condition under the circumstances waa ail
that could ba expected. Tha death war
rant waa read to Nledermeler, and shortly
. after 10 o'alook the march to the aoaffold
began.
Nledermeler Dlca Sellea.
t
Previous to tha execution Nledermeler
maintained the aama sullen demeanor that
haa characterised him since be became a
prisoner. While the death warrant was
being read ha snatched tha document from
the sheriff and etuck It la hla pocket, mak
ing a sarcastic reference to hla execution,
He waa carried to one of the floors on a
Jail truck, than carried down a flight of
stalra to the aoaffold.
Marx, accompanied by two prleata, waa
led to tha aoaffold repeating a litany after
the clergy. He made no atatenieot. Ho
appeared weak, but met deal bravely.
Shortly after U o'oiook Marx waa lead to
the aoaffold. Neatly dreased and with a
white roee aa a boutoniere, whloh ' had
been given him by his amall alatar the
night before. Ha waa pale, but hla cour
age never left bin while he atood on tha
aoaffold. He made no statement. Two
prUata of the Roman Catholic church, of
which Marx had become a member, ao
cqjd panted him to the gallowa. He re
peated a litany with them, kissed a cruci
fix, after 'which the Jailer adjusted the
nooaa and sprung the trap at 11:17. He
was pronounced dead at 11:34, hla neck
having been broken.
Harvey Van Dine waa hanged a short
Interval after hla companion Marx, a few
days before a bitter enemy of Van Dine,
but tha bast Of Or lan da la their laat hours
of Ufa.
Incidents In Van Dlne's execution were
Similar to those that characterised tha
execution of Marx. Like Marx, Van Dine
waa compoaed preceding hla execution.
With the Cathollo prleata who accompanied
him Van Dine walked unfalteringly to the
acajtold. attired neatly In black, like Marx,
and wearing a white waistcoat and a white
rosa Van Dine seemed to ba even more
calm than hla companion Marx, who went
to death shortly before. Van Dine made no
statement of any kind while on the acaf
fQjd. but tha prayer which he repeated with
hla spiritual advlaera waa quite audible.
With Van Dines lips still moving In praysr
the trap was sprung at 11 :U. His neck
was broken.
Last Meaaeats af tka Maa.
Before Nledermeler waa taken to the gal
lows he waa asked If. like hla companions.
ho wished to accept of the sacrament- He
answered that he enred nothing for spir
itual advice and wished no priest would fol
low him to the gallowa.
When the drop fell the aliroud about Nle
dermeler' s body fell apart and to the on
lookers waa revealed for twenty nilnutea
th horrifying struggles of the desperate
Nledermeler.
The death of Marx and Van Dine wu
unaccompanied by any similar spectacle.
A dramatic Incident, however, preceded
the execution of Marx and Van Dine. When
the Jailer entered Marx's room to give no
tice to prepare for the end Marx said:
"I want ta sea Harvey."
Van Dine wss brought from his room a
(Continued vn Second fsge-Jj
FRANK ROSE SHOT TO DEATH
Legal Execution with Caas Takes
Place at tha Salt Lake
Penitentiary.
ALT LAKE CITY. April . Frank
Rose, the wife murderer, was shot to death
In the yard of the state penitentiary here
at 10:0 this morning. Death was In
stantaneous, four bullets lodging in or very
close to his heart.
Rose was strapped to the same little
wooden clialr In which Peter Mortensen
met his fate a few months ago. Five
prison guards, concealed behind a heavy
blue curtain in the doorway of the black
amlth shop, across the area, formed the
executing squad. One of the rifles held a
blank cartridge. Roee went to his death
chair with the same coolness that had
marked hla conduct aince he surrendered
to the police.
The Herald aaya: Frank P. Roee, sen
tenced to be shot today for the murder of
his wife laet Christmas dsy, has confessed
to other murders, said to number no less
than ten. Rose declared he had apent
the last fifteen years In committing suc
cessive primes, varying from robbery to
murd-r. Robbery was his first crime, ac
cording to bla story. From that lie
launched Into murders of every descrip
tion, and related Instances where he had
killed men for a little money. Rose de
clared he had committed a murder In San
Francisco, where he quarreled with a com
panion, who waa working with him on
the Santa Fe terminals, across the bay
from the city. The man's body was found
In the bay and Rose says he murdered
him.
In St. Louis, according to Rose'a con
fession, he was guilty of a number of
crimes, Including murder.
There Is some doubt at the penitentiary
about the truth of Rose'a confession, but
he has furnished names and other de
tails to such a degree that hla story haa
gained general credence with the prison
officials.
Rose snld that In 1893 he was a member
of the Dalton gang In Oklahoma for a
time and took part In the robbery and
murder of a' number of "boomers." After
leaving the Da I tons he continued his opera
tions aa a member of the Starr gang. Rose
said he served two years In the state
prison at Jefferson City, Mo., for larceny
and embesslement.
UNION LAB0RWINS VICTORY
House of Commons Passes Second
Reading: of Bill Permitting;
Plcketlngr.
LONDON. April 22. The House of Com
mons tonight passed the aecond reading
by 22 to 1M votea, of the tradea union
bill, legalising peaceful picketing and
amending the law of conspiracy In connec
tion wKh trade disputes, and protecting
tradea . union funds against legal - process
for damage cauaed by the action of mem
bers of such unions. The bill Is the out
come of the recent Judgment of trie court in
the Taff Vale railway case, In which the
railway men's union waa mulcted in
heavy damages for picketing and interfer
ing with nonunlonlata.
Shipping; Trada Nat Gaod.
. LIVERPOOL, April ' 21-Frederlck Ley
land & Co.. limited, the first British line
purchased by J. Plerpont Morgan when
forming the shipping combine, issued a re
port today for the thirteen months ending
with December. The directors say that
even after drawing tl.M7.600 from the re
serve It Is only possible to pay the preferred
dividend for six months. This withdrawal
reduces the reserve to $325,000. The direc
tors attribute this result to the epldemio of
foot and mouth disease In New England
last-year, atopplng shipments of live stock
therefrom, and to tha inadequacy of Atlan
tic frelghta.
Australian C'ablaet Reslgae.
MELBOURNE. April 22,-The federal
ministry haa resigned. '
The resignation of the federal government
waa due to Its defeat In tha House of Rep
resentatives yesterday on a labor party
amendment, making the bill providing for
the arbitration of labor disputes applicable
Ur state employea.
Haaararlaa Itrikera Ara Firm.
BUDAPEST, Hungary, April 22.-The rail
road strikers are now ahowlng little dis
position to rsturn to work unless their
demands for Increased pay are conceded.
Premier Ttsxa announced In the Diet today
that aa a result of the conference there
appeared little prospect of a settlement
DEEDS OF TRUST FOR BLAIR
Valwed at fDO.OOO Bach, bat Parties
anted ta Iastraaaent Deay
Knowledge of Than.
8T. LOUIS. April 22. Three deeds of
trust, executed ten yeara ago by the
Shrewsbury Park Land at Improvement
company to James L. Blair and William
Taussig, trustees, were filed tor record to
day at Clayton. In accordance with the
law the documents will be retained a year
by the recorder and held open to the In
spection of the public. Tha deeda are for
10,000 each. Judge Beddon waa named as
the party of the aecond part. Judge Bed
don and Mr. Taussig say they never be
fore heard of the deeda. They were given
to eeoure purchase money for twenty lots.
KOIROPATKIN APPOINTS STAFF
Mad aa Deep at Review Men Healed
Out With Rape.
I4AO TANO, April 2.-Goneral Kouro-
patkln haa appointed aa members Of his
staff Lieutenant General Bakharoff. com
mander of the First Siberian array corps,
to be chief of alaff; Oeneral Beablelln,
chief af communications, and General Oru
ber, chief of commissary. General Hoi
pohevnlkoff haa been placed In command
of the rear guard. During a review of the
troops by General Kouropotkln the mud
was eo thick that It waa necessary to haul
the men out of It with ropes, many of the
soldiers losing their shoes and parts of
their clothing In the mire.
The fight at Chengju on March 2S waa
aver the possession of the height com
mending tha town. The Japanese Infantry
and General Mistchenko's Cossacks raoed
for the Kusen mountains, at which tha Rus
j alana were first to arrive. Tha Russians
I awept the town, which waa occupied by the
I Japanese, with bullets, but tha Japanese,
In addition to a force of cavalry, sent four
regiments of Infantry and a mountain bat
tery to surround Mlstchenko, who retreated
In good order.
Rasela Waald Harrow Mean,
PARIS. April 22. The European Econo
mist aaya under reserve, tbst Russia la
negotiating with tha principal Franco
banks for a loan of tUC.Ooo.noo on I per cent
four-year treasury bonds, to ba placed, at
at. The atatement la ,not verified and ap
peara baeed ou yeaterday'e St. Petereburg
reports, indicating that the Russian gov
ernment might resort to abort term loan
CONFER ON KIMAID'S BILL
Houie and Senate Hot of fame Hind on Iti
Pro siois.
EXPECT DIFFERENCES TO BE SETTLED
Aathar Tlilo''- Porter Is
Glv- ' M'Vv,Ti ejnterlor,
.poaed, I)e-
i or pose of BUI.
.... .
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, April J2.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) Representative Kinkald, when lus
bill permitting the taking of 640 acres ot
land as a homestead In certain soctions ol
Nebraska wss reported to the house today,
with senate amendments, moved to non
concur and asked for a conference. Repre
sentatives Lacey, Moniiell and Llnd being
appointed.
Judge Kinkald, in explaining his reasons
for nonconrurring In the senate amend
ments, said they conferred greater power on
the secretary of the interior than had bren
ontemplatcd by his bill; that word hid
been added in the senate amendments
which would defeat the puipo?es of the
measure If they were taken advantage of
by the secretary, particularly Insofar as
certain lands might be held Indefinitely for
irrigation enterprises. He said he was con
tent to have the national Irrigation lan-
apply to these lands, but he did not r ant
hem subject to the "private enterprise'"
feature Introduced by tho senate. Judse
Kinkald Is hopeful of an sgreement le
tween the two houses, particularly In re
gard to Irrigable lands, and also In regard
to the rights of an cntryman who has set
tled upon a quarter section of land but
who has not commenced actual occupation.
These, according to the amendment of the
aenate, would be wholly wiped out and only
those actually on the land and developing
same would be entitled to en additional
three-quarters.
Kinkald holds that not only occupants of
land, but those who hav filed on quarter
sections should be treated the same In ac
quiring additional lands under his bill. It
expected the senate conferees will be
appointed tomorrow, Senator Dietrich In
all probability being one of the number.
Itoaebnd BUI to Be Signed.
Representative Burke and others of the
South Dakota delegation have received as
surances from President Roosevelt that he
will sign the Rosebud bill tomorrow. The
South Dakota delegation will be present to
witness the president affixing his signature
to the bill which they have labored ao
earnestly to put on the statute books.
After the bill Is signed the Booth Dakota
delegation will have a conference with the
commissioner of the general land - office
to discuss the details regarding the opening
of the new territory. Commissioner Rich
ards will formulate a proclamation opening
these lands and make rules and regula
tions governing the same.
' Ho Land Law Repeal.
There will be no repeal ot the stone and
timber culture law, aa provided by the
Quarles bill which passed the senate a few
weeks ago-Tha house committee on public
lands this morning decided by a vote of
eight to, five to postpone further considera
tion of the measure until the next session
of congress,
Mlaor Matters at Capital.
Representative McCarty "today recom
mended George A. Blackburn tor post
master at Craig, Burt county, vice J. A.
Clark, resigned. He also recommended the
reappointment of David Matthews aa post
master at Crofton, Knox county.
Prs. W. E. Stewart, E. M. Stewart and
A. H. Thomas were today appointed mem
bers of the new Board of Examining Surg
eon for thet pension bureau at Stratton,
Neb.
Captain Charlea F. Bates, Twenty-fifth
Infantry, la relieved from duty at Fort Dea
Molnea and will Join bis oompany at Fort
Reno, OkL
Postmasters appointed: Iowa Halo,
Webster county, T. O. Apland, vice T. B.
Apland, dead; Pickering, Marshall county,
S. H. Hagen, vie P. Olson, resigned; Rath
bun, Appanoose county, Alexander Middle-
ton, vice J. M. Adler, resigned.
Additional rural route ordered established
May 16: Keota, Keokuk county, la.; route
embrace an area of twenty-two square
miles containing a population of 610.
Rural carriers appointed: Nebraska Co-
lumbua, regular, VQ. M. Hail; substitute,
Amelia A. Hail; Gretna, regular, 8. IS.
Shaffer; aubatitute, Harvey Arlington; Le
banon, regular, W. DeVoe; aubstltute, M.
C. Stevens. West Point, regular, Alfred
Gralst; rubstltute, Eddie Grelat. Iowa
Algona, regular, Albert Reed; aubatitute,
Mra. A. Reed. Belmond, regular, Charlea
Peteraon; substitute, George Peterson.
Blairsburg, regular, Clarence E. Btoufer;
substltuts, Elmer Btoufer. Buffalo Center,
regular, James A. Putnam; aubatitute, Ed
ward E. Young. ' Clulter, regular, Herman
F. Blocker; substitute, Louis A- Blocker.
Hillsdale, regular, Owen E. MUler; substi
tute, Clarence Loveland. Knoxvllle, regu
lar, O. A. Beckley; substitute. B. M. Neal.
St. Olaf, regular, Frank M. Perry; aubati
tute, Edmyna Perry. South English, regu
lar, Leo A. Blaylock; substitute. J. H.
Weoger. Toledo, regular, Maxay M. Davis;
substitute, Annie M. Davis. . Walnut, regu
lars. John H. Dreysr, Isaao N. Kite; sub
stitutes, John Ot boon a, Nettle E. Kit a
Woodburn, regular, Harry Lowraan; aub
atitute. Thomas F. Lowman. Bouth Da
kota Big Stone, regular, Henry R. All
rich; aubatitute, W. Voneacheu.
THI9K JAP ARB Olf THIS BALTIC
Mraaae Craft gee a aad Rasata Fca
for Hart hern Fleet.
CHICAGO. April fL A special cable to
the Dully News from Stockholm say that
It la reported In responsible quarters that
certain strange craft, said to be Japanese
submarines, are hovering on the eaat coast
of Sweden. They were last seen off the
fortified harbor of Farosund in the Island
of Oottland In the center of the Baltic sea
It la reported that the St Petersburg aa
tboiitles have been advised of the matter
and are alarmed for the safety ot the
Baltic fleet
flo ATI no Miami thrkateh shipi
Several .
Saaa la Raata
ParaaMd by
Merchant Vaeaala.
TIEN TBIN, April XL Floating mines
have been seen off tha Shan Tung promon
tory In the much-used fairway followed by
vessel bound to and from Shanghai and
Cnea Foo and Tien Tain and other northern
porta. This Is extremely dangerous to ship
ping and probably will cause an Increase In
maim las ara nee.
klse Have Been leearrl.
PARIS. April C A dispatch U (aa
Tampa from St. Petersburg aaya tha for-
malluea of tha purchase of three Argen
Una warships of tha type of tha Garibaldi,
constructed at Genoa, appear ta k settled.
PROPOSED RAILROAD CHANGES I
Barllnstoa ta Reach Oat for Calfl
and Santa Fa to Tap Red
wood Foraata.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 3.-E. H. Har
rlman. president of the Southern Paclfle,
and his party arrived In this city today
from southern California. From here It la
expected the party win make trips over
the local portions of the system and return
east by way of the Lucln cutoff. President
R P. Ripley of the Santa Fe system ts also
In the city, having come from Santa Bar
bara to consult with his engineer regard
ing the proposed new road to Eureka,
which mill tap the Redwood forests.
KANSAS CITT. April 22 The Atchison.
Topcka & Santa Fe latlway has completed
arrangements for improving its freight ter
minals and will within the next seven
months spend 1250.000. This road now has
sixty-seven miles of terminal tracks In
Kansas City. This will be Increased to
ninety-seven miles. The additional mile
age will Include a large gravity switching
ysrd.
The Star says: The Burlington railway
rysttm ts to be extended from Kansas City
to the Gulf of Mexico if plans now under
consideration by lta owners and chief offl
cera are carried out. It is "proposed to
run the new line south from Kansas City
through Oklahoma City to Houston end
thence to tidewater at Galveston.
Tho Burlington ts seeking a gulf nutlet
so as to be in better shape to handle tte
Immense grain shipments which originate
on its lines in the northwest. A part rf
the plan is to make NKans City an Im
portant storage and Irnnfffi'r system for
grain. To that end a number of elevators
will be built on the 350 acres owned by tha
Burlington In Clay county. Missouri.
For eeveral years the Burlington has
been negotiating with existing gulf lines to
secure a leare or Irnckage arrangement
from Kansas City to salt water, but, hav
ing fallrd In this. It Is now said to have
arrived at a decision to build Its own line
from Kansas City south.
DENIES KANSAS CITY ST0RT
Kansas City Offlcla.1 lays Dutch Be-
cnrlty Holders Do Not Con
trol CoBspsuty.
NEW YORK, April 22. The following
authoritative statement has been Issued
concerning the recent meeting of the di
rectors of the Kansaa City Southern Rail''
way company:
Mr. George J. Gould did not retire aa
vice m-esident at the request of the Dutch
or other stockholders. On the contrary.
Mr. Gould at tne directors meeting a
year ago expressed hla desire to retire
from the vice presidency and In the course
of the year repeated hla wish to that ef
fect, as he could not possibly give proper
attention to the duties of the office, and
It was solely upon his own insistence that
he was not re-elected. The company Will
atlll have the benefit ot his valuable co
operation and advice aa a member of the
executive committee.
Mr. Msx Pam haa not retired aa an
official of the company. The president,
desiring to have that part of the legal de
partment relating to the operation of the
railroad In direct contact with him at
Kanaas City, tha office of general counsel
was abolished and the office of consulting
counsel created. Mr. Pam waw-therenpoa
elected consulting counael. There Is no
change in hla relationship to the company
except aa aforesaid.
Mr. 61elcken was not elected vice presi
dent of the Kansaa City Southern Rail
way company at the request of the Dutch
holders of securities, but upon the sug
gestion of Mr. Harrlman.
There li no controversy or conflict con
cerning the property between the present
management and the holders of the vot
ing trust certificates, whether Hollanders
or otherwise. No complaint or dissatisfac
tion has been expressed: ty anybody au
thorised to speak In favor of the Dutch
holders.
The subject of making a supplemental
bond Issue at this time to acquire and
ay for new extensions ana equipment
nri tMKtn under discussion for noma time.
The matter was fully investigated and con
sidered, and at we meeting tne president
reported that the company was In a posi
tion to dispense with the making of any
additional bond Issue for the present, In
which conclusion tha directors unani
mously concurred.
The voting trust continues in force until
April, 1906. and the voting trustees are:
Louts Fltsgerald, John W. Gates, George
J. Gould, K. M. Marnman, utto ti. nann,
Herman Blelcken and James Stlllman,
ELEPHANT DELAYS TRAFFIC
Anlaaal Jumps from Freight Car and
Ha to Ba Lifted with
Jaekscrews. '
IDA ST ST. LOUIS, April 22. An elephant
enrout to the World's fair, that threw
Itself half out of a box car In an effort to
aecure It liberty and then stubbornly re
fused to get back into the car, caused a
susynslon of business on a railroad for
five hours, east of here trday. Tha freight
train had stopped. In some way the car
door swung open and the elephant Jumped
out. Heavy ehalna prevented the beast
from throwing It tody entirely out. The
keeper coald not Induce tha elephant to
get back into the car and also refused to
unchain the beaat. A crowd of men en
deavored to lift the elephant back Into
tho car and failed. The railroad men Anally
placed Jackscrews under the bulky body
and In that way plaoed the elephant back
Into the car, and trafflo was resumed.
LINCOLN WIDOW GETS PRIZE
Beat Twa Other Candidate a
Matrtaaealal Bureau
Haa hand.
j
8TERLINO, 111., April It (Special Tele
gram.) Henry Argue ot New Bedford ad.
vertlaed for a wife In a matrimonial agency
and on Wednesday three women, one a
widow, another a graga widow and the
third, a maid of 40, appeared to claim him.
Elsie King, the widow. Journeyed from
Lincoln, Neb., to have a bom for herself
and Ave children. The two other arrived
an hour later. They Immediately became
Indignant at Argus for preferring the first
arrival. The grass widow and tha maid,
after vowing vengeance, left town. They
refused to give their names and they dined
at a cheap lunch counter ao that they
would not ba compelled to register at the
village Inn.
PREACHER PRAYS IN COURT
tUlaee Minister OsTera Pa Vila Thanks
far Aeaalttal af
Bla Baa.
EDWARD8VTLLE. BL, April XL la tha
circuit court room today. Rev. J. C Bat
ten, paator of the Presbyterian church at
Troy. III., publicly offered prayer of thanks
when hie eon waa acquitted of a charg of
grand larceny. Then the aolniatar am.
braced each aaaanbar of the Jury that had
return ad tha verdict and with arreamlfig
eye embraced hla aa and led him from
the court roam.
Tha con, Frank Srftgn, cad been aecuaed
cf stealing Jewelry frcm a Jewelry store
la Troy. H's defense waa aa absolute de
al tn charge,
DOUCLAS COUNTY PRIMARIES
BepnblicaQ GomaLte Imisi Call for the
EelsotioD of relegates.
BLACKBURN'S TACTICS CAUSE DELAY
Congressional Chairman Calls Conven
tion at Lincoln to Select Na
tional Deleaea aad "to Do
Na Other Buataeas."
. The republican county central committee
yesterday afternoon by a vote of almost
two to one decided to elect eighty-seven
delegates to the state convention by direct
primaries on May 13, the same delegates to
act In a similar rapacity In the congres
sional convention. Under the rules adopted
the names of candidates for congress and
for district delegates to the national com
mittee are to be submitted to the voters,
the men receiving the highest number of
votes in the county to be nominated by
the convention. ,
The resolution embodying this plan waa
introduced by Victor RoBewater, who ex
plained that It was not his work alone, but
that uf others as well. After a teat vote
had shown how the committee felt theft
was no trouble in adopting the plan. The
dilatory congressional committee waa ig
nored altogether and propositions to wait
upon It with a conference committee were
rejected. Not until alter the meeting did
Chairman Blackburn of the congressional
committee, who Is a njember also of the
county committee, unfold the fact that the
congressional committee had been called to
meet at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Ralea for the Primaries.
The Douglas county primaries for the
state and congressional conventions will ba
held under these rules:
A primary election of the rennlllrsn vn.
ers of Douglas county Is hereby called for
Jriday, May 13, 19(4, to select eighty-seven
delegates to represent Douglas county in
uoueiiuun ai Lincoln, May m, pur
suant tO the Call of the KLAti. nnmmlltn.
The delegates so chosen shall also represent
county in ine republican congres
sional convention for the Second district,
when that convention shall be called, and
btt authorised and InstmoteH to Miat tl,z
entire number of votes apportioned to Doug.
cvuiijr, aim 10 can saja votes lor tne
candidates for congress and candidates for
nauonai aeiegates receiving the highest
number of votes at sold primary.
Each candidate for congress and for na
tional delegate seeklnar the nunnnrt of tha
delegation shall file with the secretary not
later than ten days previous to tho primary
his name, together with his registration fee.
Candidatea for delegates to said state und
congressional convention shall not later
inan inree nays previous to the primary
Ale with the secretary their nn mt mh.
scribed to the following form, together
iviui inoir regisirauon xees:
"I (or we) hereby request that my name
(or our names I be Disced unon thH nfflniAl
frlmary ballot for delegate (or delegates) to
he republican state and congressional con-
venuons ana pieoge myseic (or ourselves)
to vote for the candidates for congress and
for national ' delegates who shall have re
ceived the highest number of votea cast
for auch positions 'respectively at the pri
mary election."
The names of candidatea for delegates ta
state and congressional conventions may be
filed In groups of not more than eighty
seven, and when so filed shall be printed on
iu oniciai oauoi so mat tney may De votea
ss a delegation. No name shell be printed
twice on the official ballot for delegate to'
atate and congresalo.ial conventions.
The registration tee for this primary shall
be for each candidate for congress, ITS; for
each candidate for national delegate, $20;
for aaoh eandldate for delegate, $1.
Candidates for the support of the delega
tion may withdraw up to five days before
tne primary by request in writing, but no
teen ahail be refunded.
For thia primary the primary election dis
tricts shall correspond in the countrv pre
cincts with the voting districts; In the city
of South Qnuvha with the boundaries of
said city, and in the city of Omaha with
the respective wards, excepting the Sixth
ward. In which there shall be two primary
voting districts made up: First, of the First,
Becona, irourtn ana Finn election precincts,
and Second, of the Third, Sixth, Seventh,
Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh dis
tricts. The polls for said primaries shall be
open In the cities of Omaha and Bouth
Omaha from 12 o'clock noon to 7 p. m., and
in tne country precincta irom i p. m. 10
p. m.
Bald primary election shall be conducted
In all other respects subject to the rules
already adopted by the committee govern
ing primary olectl.tns, excepting Insofar
aa In conflict with this cn'.l, in which parts
they ara hereby suspended insofar as they
apply to this primary election.
The vote of said primary shall be can
vassed by the executive committee of the
republican county committee at the meet
ing ta be held at t o'clock p. m. Monday,
May 14, and the results officially declared
on the vote of preference for candidates
for congress and for national delegates, and
certificates of election issued to the success
ful candidates for deiegatee to state and
congressional conventions.
Reutlae af the Meeting;.
Nearly the entire committee was present
at Fraternity hail In The Bee building
when Chairman Cowell rapped for order
and the roll waa called. Several vacanolea,
caused - by removal, were filled as fol
low I W. G. Whltmor of Valley In place
of John L. Teagvri John Kowaletaky In
tha Fourth dlstrlot of tha Seventh ward
vine M. 0. Bouma) Carl IB. Herring In
tha Second of the Ninth for John C
Campbell, and J. F. Miller In the Sixth
af the First vice Joseph Guggenmosa
Upon the suggestion of Victor Rose
water Congressional Candidatea Breen and
Burbank, who were the anly aspirant
present, were called upon to explain their
preferences In the matter of the congres
sional convention. Both agreed that tho
county committee should not take Inde
pendent action with regard to delegate,
but should appoint a committee to confer
with the oongreselonal committee. Mr.
Breen remarked Incidentally that he did
not believe a republican could be elected
to congress this fall unlee members of
the party hung together.
t. R. 'Wilson of Sarpy county, who ha
been endorsed by the republican there
for commissioner of public landa and
building, made a speech In his own be
half, saying nqthlng about the congree
aianal controversy.
Blachbara State) Position.
In reply to a question from Joseph
Koutsky ef South Omaha, Chairman
Blackburn aaid that his committee claimed
the right to control the congressional pri
maries In t district, and while eeeking
no controversy would resent any attempt
to dictate how many or In what manner
the delegate are to be elected.
. In connection with a letter which Mr.
Blackburn had written to him asking for
a conference, Chairman Cowell declared
that person had been circulating the
report that he waa being controlled In
hla action by Edward Roaewater. Thia,
he ald, waa untrue and uncalled for.
Victor Roaewater aaid that the light of
the congressional committee to . call the
convention when It aaw fit was conceded,
but that the right to discriminate against
any single county of the district waa
not. He pointed out the fact that Barpy
county had and Washington county was
doing yesterday afternoon precisely what
he wlahtd th county committee to do
that la ta arrange for delegate to th
congressional convention. Neither of th
two other county eemmittee had sent eon
fereae eocnmlttuea ta Mr. Blackburn and
ha thought that Dougiaa' county should
follow tha precedent set by the two other
iOattenaa on Second P)
THE BEE BULLETIN
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weat portion! ffuaday, fair aad
colder la eaat portion.
Page,
1 Three Car Barn Baadlta Are Ilea.
Klnknld Bill Coafereure.
itnnslaa County Prleaarlea Called.
Latest rni from Seat of War.
9 German Seea I'crll If Japan Wlna.
Panama Canal Contract la Signed
8 Xews from Over Nebraska.
4 etlekney Is Kntltled to Street.
B Army Officer Spy Among- Plllplao.
6 Story, "Aa I awllllaar Diplomat."
T W ireleas Telegraph niflereneea.
Mormon Marriages Were Secret.
Instate Flaral Tolley la Sound.
Kebraakaa Pay Tribute to Morton.
O Battle Over Corporation Fee a.
Cent part a a; Trade and Profesalona
10 Editorial.
11 Nebraska Grata Rata War Settled.
Bootb.-Teek.er Talka on Sociology.
la Sportlno; Kvents of the Day.
13 Flnaarlal aad CoramerolaU.
IB Council Bluff and Iowa Howe.
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SUMMARY 0FTHE WAR NEWS
Skirmishing ( the Yalu, but No
Conflrmatlen of the
Battle.
(Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 1904.)
NEW YORK, April M. (New York
Herald Service-Special Telegram to The
Bee.) With the Japanese concentrated at
WIJu and the Russlana, after skirmishing
with the advance guard, retreating from
the north bank of the Yalu, tha dispatches
from the far east Indloale that the long
expected battle nearthe Yalu cannot long
be delayed.
Port Arthur report declared that a Jap
anese column has been obliterated In an
engugement on the Yalu, but there waa
no confirmation of the dispatch.
CarelessneFs on 'the part of the Russians
at Port Arthur resulted In the explosion
of a mine, the loss 'of a lieutenant and
twenty men and the destruction of a
launch.
Renewed reports of possible Intervention
come from various sources and St. Peters
burg paper talk of an Anglo-Ruaso-French
alliance, which ha caused a sen
sation In Berlin. A special cable dispatch
from St. Petersburg, however, says that
Rvasla would listen to no offer of media
tion based on th retention of Corea by
Japan.
TALK OF A KKW TRIPLE ALLIAKCB
Berlin Intereated in Reported- Com
bine of Russia-Franee-Ena-Iaad.
(Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 190t
BERLIN. April .-(New York Herald
Cablegram Special Telegram to The Bee.)
Considerable Interest ha been aroused
here by an extraordinary article In the
Novoe Vremya in which reference is made
to the possible conclusion of an Anglo,
Ruse o-French' alliance. If there waa any
truth In this It would, of course, indicate
that Russia wks already considering the
question of peace- However, It Is re
garded Tiere aa merely a balon d' eesat
, A statement In the Cvet to the effect
that It may devolve upon the power to
enforce the neutrality of China and sug
gesting that Germany should take the in
ltlatlve In proposing thia measure meet
with energetic protest here. , The Vossl
che Zoltung declare:
."Of ail the powers, Germany ha the
least reason to place Itself at the disposal
of the cear'8 government, that especially
aa it is known that France show th
greatest dlslnollnatlon to assume the role
proposed for Germany."
The Journal denies that the presence ot
foreign Instructors In the Chinese army
1 a breach ef neutrality, and no power
can object If China protect it frontiers.
It Germany la foolish enough to assume
th role proposed, it I now laying itself
open to another diplomatic defeat.
RIISIA SCOFFS AT A SETTLGMBltT
Would Never Oeuseat ta Japan Keep
lag Cerea.
(Copyright 1904 by New York Herald Co.)
ST. PBTBXRBBURO, April U.-(New York
Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to
The Bee.) Idea apparently started In
Pari of th possibility of an arrangement
being reached attar a first engagement on
land, uppolng Russia victorious, upon
condition of Japan retaining Corea and
Russia keeping Manoaurla. ere pure non
sense. Russia would hover aocept suoh a
proposition.
King Edward 1 reported to he the mover
of suoh aa Idea her. The king won golden
opinion for high, calm chauvinism and
anti-Ruaslan sentiment la England, and
thus prevented danKaroualy threatening In
tamatlonai complication, but King Kd
ward would never think ot offering inter
vention, which would meet with a prompt
refusal. Nor waa suoh action arranged
recently In Copenhagen. What waa aettled
there waa th assured neutrality ot Deit.
mark, which 1 another blow to a Gorman
project recently given In th Herald.
GERMANY SELLS TORPEDO BOAT
Takes lagealeas Tact ta Avoid Breach
of neutrality.
(Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 1904.)
BERLIN, April 21 (New York Herald
Cablegram Special Telegram to The Bee.)
Some sensation ho been caused in Berlin
by a dispatch from a German agency to
th effect that Germany haa ceded to Rua
sla certain torpedo boats building In pri
vate yards, which are on the point of com
pletion. Eight of the, which axe being
built by the Schlclian yard, are the larg
est torpedo boat as yet constructed In
Germany, being of WO tons weight with an
average speed of twenty-eight knots.
In order to prevent a breach of neutral
Ity the German government haa annulled
It contract with the yard, leaving them
to do aa they pleas with th torpedo
boat.
Japanese Oflleera Oaaajht la Raaala.
ARCHANGEL. Russia. April 22 Two
Japanese spies have bean arrested on tha
railroad rear Vologda, m northeastern
Russia, toj relies from Mohowa, with ians
In their poasesalon of Archangel and the
famou monastery on the island ef Solo-
vetsky, la th Whit sea.
WIPE OUT JAP COLUMN
Beportad Einiam Hat Destrojad Entire.
Command of Enemy oa Tali. ,
APANESE CONCENTRATED IN WAR FORCE
l.
Btwiiin Scouts Exckaagt Shots withBrowi
Men cn Fomaku Rmri
i
JAPS PREPARING TO CROSS THE RIYER
Foro at Wlju Eteadllj Inortailnj in a Foifr-
tojm Coming Up.
.-
ALEXltFF DETAILS SEA BATTLE EVENTS
Describes Movements la Front af Pari
Arthur Which Bad la Dos tr na
tion of Pet re pa vie vsk aad,
Death af MakarosT.
LONDON, April 22,-At T:40 p. m. a dis
patch to th Central New from Port Ar
thur say new haa been received there of
the complete destruction of a Jjanese
column on the Yalu river. No details. It
Is added, were obtalnabla
Hasslaae Defeated aa Yala.
8T. PETERSBURG. April 22 -An offlolal
telegram says Russian scouting parties re
port that the Japanese are concentrated t
in considerable force with war material
and pontoons at and around WIJu. Shota
were exchanged south or tha river Po
r.iaku, where a Russian detachment of two
officers and thirty-two men lost three
killed and two officer and thirteen men
wounded. The Russian force regained th
Russlaii aide of th river under th pro
tection of two gun.
AlexlefPa Report af Battle.
The following telegram from Viceroy
Alexleff haa been reoelved by the ciar:
'A aerlea of reconnolaancea carried out "
on the Yalu river haa shown that th
Japanese ar concentrating in considerable
force. It is believed that they have about
one division to the north of WIJu. They
are also beginning to concentrate troops
at WIJu, from which they have moved th
Corean.
"Information has reached me that quan
tities ot material, apparently parts of
pontoon bridges, are collected opposite the
Island of MablkTte. ' Our scouts have killed
two Japanese scouts, one of whom ap
peared to be an officer.
"On our right flank 'our scout executed
daring reconnolsances, extedlng over sev
eral districts, on th left bank of th
Yalu, aa the result of which It has been,
ascertained that there 'are only a . few
troop south of th river Fomakua, but
that th Japanese there are occupied - In k
preparing boats. A Russian detachment,
of two officare and thirt v-twn men nre
ceedlng thither in boats. ' Th detachment, .
however, waa discovered by the enemy
and shots were exchanged, three of our
riflemen being killed. Staff Captain
Schnelxln and eleven riflemen were eeverely
wounded and Lieutenant Pushkin end four
men were slightly wounded. Th detach
ment returned to our hank of tho river
under the cover of two of our gun."
Pay the Prlee of Careleaaaesa.
Viceroy Alexleft announcement of th
destruction of a launch and th loss of
twenty-one men by the explosion of a
Russian mine at Port Arthur haa added
to the gloom which haa prevailed alnca th
disaster to the Petropavlovsk.
"We are paying the price of careless
nesa," said a member of the admiralty,
"and previous disaster seem to teach
nothing."
The war commission suppreesed part of
the viceroy' dispatch which showed where
the mine were laying. It I believed that
aa launch were employed they were min
ing the entrance to the harbor In order -to
prevent ine Japanese from forcing an
entrance and attempting 'to destroy th .
remaining ship. i . :
It i evident from th closing of th
entrance that Viceroy Alexleft ha no in- .
tentlon of letting hla ahlp go to sea oven :
against an Inferior force, though this
may not be th -policy of Vie Admiral '
Bkrydloff, who, will determine on a plan
of operation when he assume com-.
mand.
Preparing; to Croaa the Yala.
LIAO YANG, April it-General Kou ro
pe t kin expect that the Japanese will soon
attempt to cvos th Yalu. Th concen--tratlon
of the enemy1 fore at WIJu haa ;
steadily progressed. Information brought
by scout and other show that there I
more than one division there and that '
pontoon ar oomlng up, There waa a ,
skirmish yeaterday opposite WIJu ' on an
Island which th Japanese occupied in
order to pave tha way for tha laying of
pontoon. Russian troop in boat were
attacked and driven hack. Captain
Schnelxln, who waa in command, being so- "
verety wounded. --
Ruaaiaaui Kill Own Man.
8T. PETERSBURG. April B.-Ths csar '
has received the following telegram from
Viceroy Alexleft, bearing today' data:
I respectfully report to your majesty
that today during tiie placing of mine by
some steam launches Lieutenant Pell and
twenty men were killed through a mine
exploding prematurely under the stern of
ou of the launches. . ,
ONLY KIRMlSHEa ALONG YALV
i
Roper of Battle) teat Croaa Seoul 1
Erreaeoua,
(Copyright, by New York Herald Co.. 1804 )
SEOUL. April 22. (New York Herald
Cablegram Special Telegram to The Bee.)
It appear that yesterday rumor of a
battle fought near th mouth of th Yalu
waa based on several small skirmishes.
Russian scouting parties on tb eastern
ooaat ar retiring northward. It la re
ported that Russians ar gradually retiring
from tb vicinity of Amooa toward Pong
Wau.' ' .
AMERICAN NIRIES AT YOKOHAMA.
Miss McOee and Party Reaetvf Umwtr
Welcome.
(Copyright 1901 by New York Herald Co )
TOKOHA.MA. April ItV (New York Herald
Cablegram Special Telegram to The Bee.)
Miss MoGee, a physician, and eight Ameri
can nurses, arrived at Yokohama today.
They received a very hearty welcome and
the governor of Yokohama delivered an
address.
Rl BIA DENIES GERMAN STORY
Arrested as Spies.
ST. PETERSBURG. April 22 -An Assoc!,
ated Press rorreapoDdant called tha atten
tion ef th Foreign office here to the tele,
gram ef th Harbin correspondent of th
Frankfurter fcetttuig published yeaterday
In the United Statee to the effort that four
unarmed AJeriuaa ciUaen wer aaid a

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