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THE BEL The Omaha Daily Bee. CLEAN AND CONSERVATIVE THE BEL ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871. OMAHA, MONDAY MOUSING, Al'UIL 17, 190.". PINOLE COPY TIIUEE CENTS. ( WILL BEGIN IpRY Senate Commerce Oommissto Will Invoati- gate Question of Hastes. SPECIAL SESSION ' WILL BEGIN TODAY Chairman Elkins Says Private Cars and Terminal Will BeLooked Into. OLD MURDER IS RECALLED I GENERAL STRIKE IN 11 ALY j nUrovrrr of a Woman's Skeleton Throm Light on an Irish M sterv. MANY MAGNATES ARE SUMMONED Heads of Nearly All he Important Systems Invitedto Testify. ONLY A FEW AGitE TO GIVE EVIDENCE Amon Those AVbo 111 Attenu jtw I'rmMrnli is.nlt. Fish, Spencer and Tu Vie Senators who V III lestlfr. DUBLIN to The " skull a Kerry, S Inland, ao. 1 to the and fo skeleto An II arrive limine nothln wotna' to the Employes on All Bailroads Will Quit Work This Morning. i WASHINGTON, April W. Following I a lint of the uJIroad men who have been requested toappear before the senate com tntiiHC on isursiate commerce, which w.ll begin Its Irqulry Into railroad regulation next Mundi y. . K. Vnndcrbllt of the New York Cen li. il, (.curse Gould of Uic Uouid system, E. M. Harnman of thu Union Pacific, J. J. jf 1 111 of the Great Northern, A. J. Cussatt ot the Pennsylvania, K. D. Kenna. vice president of the Atchison, Topeka As San.a Fe; Walker D. Hlnes, general couii.se! of the Louisville & Kathville; Hugh L. Bona, general counsel of the Baltimore 6c. Ohio; W'insluw 1'lcrce, general counsel of tho Gould system; President Hughllt of the Chicago & Northwestern, President Klpley of the Atchison, Topeka Banta Fe; Pres ident Tuttle of the Boston At Maine, Vice President Wilcox of the Delaware & Hud- n, President Truusdale of the ueiuware. ckawana & Western; President Bjiencer the Southern, President Fish of th Illinois Central. Magnate Who Will Attend. Of theae only Messrs. Cassatt, Fish, Spencer and Tuttle have signaled a willing ness to attend, and they aay they will not be able to be present at the beginning of the committees Bitting. A number of the witnesses have been summoned, however, nd it Is expected that the committee win able to prqeeed soon ufter coming 10 ther. Among the non-railroad men to i.- or.. umi.tora Snootier. Knox and Morgan; Prof. W. Z. Kipley of Harvard unlernity and Victor Morawetz of New York. Scope "t the Investigation. The committee has been summoned to meet at S p. m. Monday, and Chairman Elkins of the committee has announced his purpose to go very thoroughly Into the subject. The resolution unaer which h hearing will be held directs the committee -to consldet the question of additional legis lation to regulate interstate commerce, and to authorize the Interstate Commerce com mission to fix rates of freights and fares and to acquire further Information as to Interslata commers. including violations or evasions of the anti-rebate law and the dc vicea and methods by which such evasions are accomplished, and including refriger ator and other private car system, Indus trial railway tracks, switching charges and the like, and also to consider what legisla tion should be enacted in relation to the liability of railroad companies engaged In Interstate traffic or operating lines in any territory of the United States for injuries received by their employes when in the dis charge of duty." ' MEETING OF nilbWAY CONGRESS First Session of International Organ isation to Be Held at Washington. WASHINGTON, April lB.-Nearly 1.000 delegates, the ownera and operaUng offi cials of upwurds of.J0,000 miles of railway In forty-four different countries, constitute the personnel of the International Railway congress which Is to hold a ten days' ses sion in this city beginning May 4 next. the close of the congress the delegates ire to make a thorough Inspection of the railway of the United States, particularly with reference to equipment and shops. The congress Is somewhat unique In Its organization purpose and manner of con ducting Its affairs. It was. organised In 1R85 and haa held sessions every five years since. Its first session, held In Brussels, celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the orenlng of the Belgian railways. Milan, iris, St. Petersburg and London have en meeting places since, Paris having d two sessions. At the session In that city In 11)00 the invitation of President Mc- Klnley to hold the next meeting In Wash ington wus accepted. Congress at Its last session enacted appropriate legislation com mitting this government to participation In the congress. In the absence of President Roosevelt, Vice President Falrbnnks will accept the post of honorary president and open the congress with an address of welcome, aft erwards extending the courtesies of the nation to the delegates at the White House. The preliminary formalities over, the congress will resolve Itself Into Ave sections and proceed to the discussions In French and In secret. All of the papers to be pre sented have been under consideration for some years, all have been printed and the delegates are thoroughly familiar with their contents. AH of the topics to he considered are technical and necessarily devoid of popular Interest. The honorary presidents, representing the railways of Ihls country, will be Mtssrs. A. J. Cassatt and E. If. Harriman. while the actual president will he Stuyvesant Fish of the Ililnols Central. The lines these three gentlemen represent form a continu ous rail passing through the heart of the continent and extending from the great lakes to the gulf. The largest attendance of American railway officials at any of these sessions was at London In 18SS. when out of about SCO delegates, forty-nine were Amerlrnns. Part of tho Important work accomplished at these meetings Is the Inspection of workshops, of equipment and construction In each country visited, with the result of stimulating Inquiry Into Improved methods and giving the whole world the benefit of ttlA wnrll nf Ih HrlffhlAHt mlr.,4- April 16. (Special Cablegram -The discovery of a human l Island. Dingle bay. County hoy while strolling across the ' a romance of half a century d hiving reported the matter , the latter went to the place wo feet below the surface, the j i full grown woman. was held, but the Jury could i decision. There was no evt dentifii'Rtlon, and there was show the circumstances of the nth. And then there came back .s of the older Islander a mem ory which seemed to solve the mystery. Fifty yeirs ago there lived on Inch island a man named Morlary, who had the reputation of being much of a smuggler and ,not "a little of a pirate. He traded without the co-operation of the revenue authorities with a Spanish wine merchant, whose son frequently visited Morlary. During one of these visits he fell violently In love with Allecn Morlary, who was also beloved by Murtagh O'Siillivan. the hand some young lieutenant of her father In his Illicit trade. The Spaniard won Alleen's heart, und preparations were begun on a lavish scale for the wedding. But when the marriage dny dawned Aileen and Mur tagh had vanished. For many days a feverish but Ineffective search was made for them, and nt length the young Spaniard sailed home bereft of his bride. The island tongues were busy, and It was generally agreed that Murtagh had dune Alleon to death and fled from the scene of his crime. The story was told at the fireside on winter nights, and the ghost of Ailoen came o corroborate It, It Is said. Wayfarers saw her wandering In the moonlight with the hilt of a dagger protruding from her breast. Others be held her wraPth at the spot where the skeleton was found, kneeling in her bridal robes. Although the law Is unsatisfied, the Islanders of Inch are Convinced that the remains are those of the murdered daugh ter of the smuggler. GOVERNMENT WILL PRESERVE ORDER Soldiers Will Man Trains and Tracks Will Be Patroled by Cavalry Socialists Begin Obstruction. P.OME, April J6 A general strike of railway employes In Italy is to be Inaugu rated tomorrow morning In accordance With the arrangements perfected through clphtr telegrams directed to all railway centers by the agitation committee at tllome. The strike will prove a great embarrass- tn ment to foreign tourists, of whom tnere are a great many in Italy Just now. In reply to an interrogation In the Chamber j npw jrjaj SALOONISTS MUST GO SLOW Federal Authorities la Nebraska Are Waiting for Jndice Brewer's Decision. A certified copy of Justice Brewer's de cision regarding the sale of liquor to In dians who are allotees of lands, without restrictions other than surrounds the sale of liquor to any citizen, has not yet been received at the office of the United States distrlit attorney Numerous Inquiries have been received from Homer, Pender and other liqu.ir towns near the Indian reservations asking If liquor can now lie sold to the Indians oyer the bar Just the nme as to white folks. The invariable reply has teen that the saloonista had better go a little slow until the decision has been formally promulgated and Its terms made fully known. There has been some speculation also about the federal building as to the effect decision will have on tho saloon cases tried at the lafct term of the federal court and those yet to be tried. A motion for a Is yet to be hoard In the rase of Deputies relative to the railway bill ' of E(J lui;,, an(j Sherman Ennls, sa which is on the calendar for discussion on Ioon,,t!, cr Homer, who wore convicted of Monday, Premier Fortls said: I consrlracv In the sale of liquor to Indians. We still hope to bring the railway men to reason, but if persuasive measures are Insufficient I rieeiatv the government knows lis duty and how to accomplish it. I can state that public order will he maintained everywhere and that the public will be served within the limits of poseiblllty. The government feel that it has the moral and material Mrentth to accomplish what It considers to be its right and duty. The chief measures on which the govern- At J CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATIONS Chances to Be Offered Brldite Car penters and Bosses of Laborers on Panama Cannl. The United States Civil Cervice commis sion announces examinations on April 2(5, 19ii5, to secure eligible from which to make certification to fill vacancies as they may occur In the position of bridge carpenter at salaries of lino. $83.33 and $75 per month, and In the position of bridge carpenter foreman at salaries of $125 and $1(10 per month, under the Isthmian Canal commis sion on the Isthmus of Panama. The age limit Is 21 to 46 yearn. May 10, 19u5 For the position of super intendent, general foreman-and miner, to be employed in the rock excavation work of the Panama canal. Salaries, superintend ent, $250 per month; general foreman, $150 per month: miner, $1".0 ami $175 per month. From the persons eligible as general fore men appointments will also be made to the position of foreman at $ino per month. Age limit 21 to 46 years. May 10, 1906 To secure eliglbles to fill a large number of vacancies In the posi tions of assistant foreman, foreman and general foreman of laborers on excavation and other similar engineering work on the Panama canal. Salaries) Assistant fore man of laborers, $50 to $tiO per month; fore man of laborers, $75 to $83.33 per. month, and general foreman of laborers, $100 to $125 per month. Age limit, 21 to 45 years. In all tho foregoing examinations no educational tests are required and appli cants will not be assembled at any given place for examination. They will be rated upon the Information furnished in connec tion with their applications and upon the statement of their voucher In accordance with their age, physical condition and ex perience. Full Information relative to transporta tion, quarters, conditions of employment, etc., is contained In form 1417, which may be had upon application to the United States Civil Service commission, Washing ton, D. C. PALM SUNDAY OBSERVANCE Extra Seating- Capacltr Was In De mand In the Roman Catholic Churches. I. Palms were distributed after high mass In all of the Roman Catholic churches of Omuha Sunday morning. This is a yearly custom handed down from the early ages In commemoration of the triumphal entry of Jesus Into Jerusalem. Many of the faith ful formed crosses or rosettes of the strips of palm and wore them In hatband or on the coat lapel, and women pinned them on their bodices for the day. Afterward they are kept In every Catholic home for the ensuing year. In John, xtl, 12-13, it is written: "On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees and went forth to meet Him ant cried Hosanna: Blessed Is the King of Israel that cometh In the name of tho Lord " This chapter and these verses furnished the theme for sermons on the significance of Palm Sunday. Throngs which filled not only the pews, but the aisles, at St. Phil :mena's cathedral, St. John's and the other churches, listened to these sermons with a lively Interest and renewal of faith and hope In the Bon of God who on this day began His last week of work on earth, nineteen centuries ago. Next Friday at 9 o'clock the mass of the presanctllied will be celebrated In the churches. At 5 o'clock on Kaster Sunday there will be a solemn high mass at St. Phllomena'a. Bishop Scannell will bestow the papal blessing on the congregation. Then, beginning at 7:30, there will be sev eral masses In all of the churches. But It has now been decided to postpone the hearing on this motion until the su preme court declplon has been received. There yet remain to be tried of these conspiracy cases another Indictment against Luikhart and Kunls. one against Harry Rasdall and one against Logan Lambert, all saloonists at Homer. The la'ter If the man who slugged Father Bchell. It is now believed that the disposition of these rnses will rienenri entirely on the escorted hy ( contructon tnat my be placed upon Judge BUSY FIXING UP SLATES Aotite Fight Commenced for, Seat in Con gress Vacated by Senator SarketU RUMORS OF GROOMING DARK HORSES pedal F.lertlon In Lincoln In Jane tnder the .New Charter Itrlngs Oat Candidates for Council. NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST FLEET ABOVE SAIGON Fair and Warmer In Fast I'ortlnn Mondavi nala la West Portion. Tuesday Fair. Temperature at Omaha Yetterrinvt Hour. Dra. Ilnnr. lira. K a. m !' I p. m 41 a. m mt 2 p. in 4:1 T a. in 27 .1 p. m 4 1 Ha. m :ni 4 p. tn 4.1 II a. in ittt n p, m 4 1 in a. m i; p. m 4.1 II a. in ,"T - T p. m 41 U m lilt H p. in II p. m 4t Russian Warships Sighted Near Ksmraik Bay Tridty Noon. ment relies consist in having the stations j occupied by military and trains conducted by military. Trains will be soioiers and will carry workmen reauy to Brewer jision. Kven though there may repair any damage that may be inflicted , be omo racape frcm punihment under the on the tracks. Express trains will be dls- decsion through the sale of liquor to In continued and the minimum of ordinary ; dang who have allotroents f iana ni are trains dally will be maintained on each of j thus cmaricipated from fideral control a-s in.- iiuicimi uiipn. i lie iracnr. win ij- j reKartis their drinking peculiarities, it trolled by cavalry. j .i10uld also be borne In mind that abun- Soclalist deputies are discussing the ad- rint pvirtnee was nroduced at the trial vlsablllty of adopting obstructionist 'tactics J of juiichart and Ennis showing that !n the Chamber of Deputies to prevent tho passage of the railway bill. POPE RECEIVES AMERICA Party Hended by Genernl Smith Pre sented to His Holiness. ROME. April 16. Pope Pius today re ceived In the hall of consistory 150 Ameri ca ns. Including General Jacob S. Smith and wife of New York, and Mrs. M. D. Walsh, lET Dietrich and B. F. Shrlver of Baltimore. The pope entered the hall, accompanied by high personages of the court, preceded by two American private chamberlains, the Rev. Martin Maloney of Philadelphia and the Rev. J. S. Brennan of Wilmington, Del. He gave his hand to each of the Americans in turn nnd said a kind word. Afterward, standing In the middle of the hall and speaking In Italian, his words being translated by the Rev. Dr. Murphy, vice rector of the American college at Rome, his holiness said how pleased he was to meet so many Americans. liquor had been sold to Indians who were not allotees of land. As the decision of Justice Brewer ap plies only to Indians who have been awarded allotments, there Is still a strong probability that the saloon conspiracy cases will be tried to a finish. HIGH PRAISE FOR CLANSMEN Prince of Wales Fills the I.nits o' lilelan' Bodies nl' Flat terln' Clavera, LONDON, April 16. (Special Cablegram to The Bee.) This year's anniversary din ner of the Highland society at the Hotel Metropole will long be remembered as one of the most notable functions In the so ciety's history. Those present Included the prince of Wales, the guest of honor; the marquis of Talllbardlne, the earl of Donoughmore, Sir Edmond Ward, Lord Reay, Lord Claude Hamilton, Sir James McGregor and Colonel Sir Fltaroy MacLean. AH wore kilts and the tartan of the Stewart club. In a brilliant speech, giving a history of the society since It was founded by a group of Highland gentlemen In 1778, the prince of Wales evolved Intense enthusiasm by the tributes he paid to Highlanders and the Highlands. He dwelt, first, on his connection with the Highlands, where he said he had spent part of the autumn ever since his childhood. These times, he went on, had been some of the happiest of his life, and ho looked forward to spending some part of each year in his Highland home for the rest of his life. He was proud of the Scottish title he held and proud of the further title of permanent chief of the Cameron Highlanders. The prince then explained that he was not wearing the uniform of the reglmtnt because he Wanted to come among them In the ordinary dress of a Highland gentle man. He wishes to tell them also how much he valued the diamond star he wore, which was the wedding gift of the people of Scotland, nnd the dirk given to him on the same occasion by the Highland society. No society had done more than theirs, he said, to keep up the martial spirit of the Highlanders, and recognlring, as all Scotchmen did, the value of education, tho Highland society had conferred great bene fits on poor students by means of bursaries. Clanship and patrotism, said the prince, were Inherent In the Scottish character, and it might seem to some that the society was almost superfluous), but the further the limits of the empire extended tho more cosmopolitan It became. ARE STILL GATHERING LOOT Klstel Maklnn Ip for Thlevlna- Esca pade by Pllotlnar Detectives to Houses Robbed. Still more goods are being found which have been hidden by the youthful burglars, Nistel, Webber and Hossman. Sunday Nlstel took the detective:! to his house and showed them a quantity of silverware and cut glass which they had formerly over looked. Saturday night a third load was taken from the home of Webber nt 2710 South Nineteenth street. The detective de partment was busy all yesterday with peo ple who came to Identify stolen goods. Nlstel is so anxious to restore the prop erty to Its rightful owners that he goes with the officers to show them the houses he has robbed. The' detectives had some valuables for whom the: could not locate an owner. When they. ,i,,f.kd NtoteJ he said he did not know the name of the owner of the house from which the plun der was taken, but he remembered the place. He led Detectives Drummy and Maloney to the home of A. B. Carpenter. 4010 Nicholas street. Mr. Carpenter went to the station and secured his property. It seems evident that Nlstel made a mis take about Webber and Hossman having Jewelry buried In Rlvervlew park. Webher said that he had buried some goods there several months ago, but had long since dug it up. Mrs. Nistel visited her husband In the city Jail Saturday and Sunday. She says he has made an awful mistake, but she Is sure that when he gets out of his pres ent difficulty he will lead a straight life. FUNERAL OF MRS. BIDWELL Wife of Georae F. Bldwell, Jr., the Railroad Contractor, Laid to Rest In Forest I.-wn. The funeral of Mrs. George F. Bldwell, the sermon. engaged In solving problems which present ' Jr.. was held Sunday afternoon at 2:80 at llfTerint phases In different countries, but I AH Saints' church. Rev. T. J. Mackay hlch have features of common Interest to aTl alike. An extensive exhibit of railway aupplles will be made at the time or the congreca and will give an unusual opportunity of exumlnlng In detail a great part nf Amer ican railway appliances. This will be sup plemented after adjournment by tours of inspection on which the Mrelgn delegates be taken. prc.Hcntutlvea of been brought to es. Aa the ses Ions art held only once in five Veara, It is likely to be many years before it will meat Main in this country. No such assemblage of r-i V ilnuy Interests has ever be "",rT'thr In the United Btatei preaching who were classmates of Mrs. Bldwell at the high tchool. acted as pallbearers. The body was burled In Forest Lawn cemetery. Arthur Hnffmayr of Chlrago, the brother who was expected, did not arrive for the funeral. Mrs. Bldwell died Thursday morning at Holy Crors, Kan., where her husband Is rcnstruetliig a branch railroad. Uhe was the daughter of Colonel HofTmayr, form erly of Council BluiTs. who Is now In Cali fornia In feeble health. She was the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Tsschuck of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Bid wall war married only lal year. STANDS FOR IMPERIAL UNION Lord Morpeth Tells of Adrantaa Accrue to the British Colonies. to LONDON, April 16.-(Speclal Cablegram to The Bee.) Lord Morpeth, M. p., ad dressed a large meeting of his constituents at South Birmingham Wednesday night. He said the policy he supported was policy of Imperial union, which he believed would be for the advantage of the colonies and the mother country. Those who were sup. porters of this Imperial policy were ab surdly supposed to have shirked discussion In the House of Commons and to have given up the principles which they had been advocating, and to have recognised the fact that they had been driven out of the field by the free-fooders and the free traders. There was only arbiter to sfttle the fiscal question and the sooner It was referred to the electorate the more he should be pleased. The great bulk of the unionist party was united In the desire for fiscal reform. It was tald Mr. Balfour and Mr. Chamberlain were not agreed, that the prime minister's policy of retaliation was merely an elaborate blind put forward to distract attention from Mr. Chamberlain's Ulx young men j proposals and that he never Intended to do aiiyiiung prai-iii-w in pruacvuuon 01 rum policy. The prime minister was an honora ble man and they could not believe him guilty of auch base duplicity until he had contradicted his past declarations. At all STAGE PEOPLE ASPHYXIATED Louis Heck and His Wife, Known as May Belle Eckert, Found Dead In Their Home. PHILADELPHIA April 16.-Louls Heck, Jr.. musical director of Keith's Chestnut Street theater, and his wife, known on the vaudeville stage as May Belle Eckert, were asphyxiated by gas today In the bed room of their apartments In thla city. Two burners of a chandelier In the room were open, It is believed, by accident. T. W. Eckert of San Francisco and his wife, the parents of the dead woman, who are on the vaudeville stage and who completed an engagement in New York yesterday and are booked to appear In Washington next week, had planned to dine this even ing with their daughter and her husband. They wont to Heck's house and the find ing of the bodies of the daughter and son-in-law followed. Mrs. Heck's body was found lying on a couch. The body of the husband was on the floor In a sitting posture. Heck's father, Louis Heck, resides n Topeka, Kan. DUNNE WORKING FOR PEACE Chicago Mayor Confident that He Will Succeed In Settling- Team sters' Strike. - CHICAGO, April l,-Labor leaders will hold a conference tomorrow with Mayor Edward F. Dunne, who said tonis-bt that he ha hopes of an early settlement of ' the teamsrs' strike against Montgomery Ward & Co. The coal teamsters today decided to refuse to haul coal to the Mont gomery Ward building. It Is learned tonight that the Chicago Tunnel company Is rushing work on a con nection of Its system with the basement of Montgomery Ward A Co.'a establish ment. When such connection la made they will be able to secure communication with all depots. (From a Stnff Correspondent.) LINCOLN. April 16. (Special.! Lincoln Is happy. Politics Is being serveG up three times a day, red hot from the frying pan and there will be enough to last all through the summer months. And it has been going on all winter. The cily election Is Just over and while the Excise board Is strug gling with a few saloon licenses which It has not yet acted upon and the mayor Is holding out on a few minor appointments, the politicians are busy fixing up a slate for the Juno election, when seven council men at large are to be chosen. This coun cllmanic election is preliminary to the big shbw which comes In July, when a con gressman will be chosen to succeed United States Senator Burkett. The opening ode to tills last big show will be sung April 24, when the congres sional committee will meet here to set u time for the holding of a convention or rjrlnmrv to select a nominee. It being gen- ! erally understood that tomorrow Governor Mickey will name the date of the special election. This, It is supposed, will be held about the middle of July. Knmor of Dark Horses. This congressional lace promises to be one of the prettiest fights that this notoriously political center has ever witnessed. The avowed candidates are numerous enough, but the dark horses now being grpoined nnd held in check are thick enough to stock a circus. A late rumor for wnlch there may be some foundation Is that Harry Lindsay, now clerk of the supreme court, belongs to thla class of candidates. This rumor has It that the boom from A. B. Allen, secretary to the governor, haa for its ob ject the bringing into tho fold of Johnson county for Allen first, ol' course, and Lind say second. Thus Lindsay would have both Pawnee and Johnson aa a atarter. The river counties could easily form a combination and knock out Lancaster or Lancaster and two other counties could control the situation. The combination has not yet been mude. There la little doubt but that the of fice of the clerk ol the supreme court paya tho clerk considerable less money than is generally supposed, consequently a clerk of the court could well afford to exchange his Job for a congressional robe, especially should the exchange mean n guod Job for a western lawyer prominent in law and In politics, whom the rumor connects with the clerkship, should congressional light ning strike there. but this is Just one of the stories going the rounds of possible selections and dark horses. Lancaster county itself has enough candidates to keep the pot boiling und the prettiest preliminary fight hcr will be between Paul Clark and H. C. M. Bursts, rrprcsentailve and chnirnihn of the republican, state committee. These two live In the same ward and while pol iticians say there Is little doubt but (hat Clark will win out in the ward, Burgoss haa been, lately, flirting with the members of the Burlington machine, which he re pudiated during the last campaign, going over body and soul to the Lancaster ma chine's worst enemy. Then cornea the big light between a half dozen or more for the county delegation. 1 Fight for Place In Council. The fight over tho selection of council men under the new city charter is warm ing up, though the election is not until June. The publication representing the Union Pacific-Schneider political machine evidently Is preparing fot a bolt should the Burlington machine succeed in cap turing a majority of the nominees at the pritnury. It has been publishing editorials demanding that the Burlington keep its hands out of the fight and also announc ing that its Interest In the matter was merely for good government. It has pointed out that unless good men were nominated the democrats would likely secure control of the council, then hints to the dem ocrats that It wou' be a good Idea for them to nominate su men as Dr. Hall, Judge Tlbbetts and a ryw others. This la taken to mean by the Bhllngton machine that unless the anti-Burlington crowd cap ture the primaries, their organ will bolt, providing the democrats will nominate a ticket suitable to that organ. However, this will be in keeping with the attitude of the Burlington organ during the' late city election fight, when it practically bolted the republican nominee for mayor. Thus a nomination by a republican primary In Lincoln this summer will by no means mean an election. Chief of Police noi In. H. P. Cooper, three times elected city marshall of Lincoln and by three different mayors appointed chief of polit'v, was again last night aworn In as chief. To gether with Chief Cooper, W. T. B. Ire'and was sworn in as night caUln. Captain Ireland also Is an old-time police officer, who was relieved aa captln two years ago when Captain O'Kane was chosen. The announcement that ex-Chief Routzahan would be selected as city detective was a little premature, as at the meeting of the excise board held yesterday thla waa still left in the air. The board gave It out some time ago that James Malone, at pres ent head of the Burlington secret service, would be offered the place, but It is ques tioned whether Malone would take It. He was city detective two years ago and waa removed by tne new board to make room for W. A. Bentley, who It Is said will not hold over under the new administration. WOMAN MURDERED IN WOODS Dead Body of Jennie Klntop Found Sear Her Home in Little Falls. Minn. LITTI.L FALLS. Minn.. April 1 The dead body of Jeanie Klntop was found In the woods thl! morning about four miles from this city. The body was entirely stripped of clothing, a handkerchief was tightly twisted about her neck, the head was a mass of bruises and there wero evidences of an outrage. Two negroes were seen In the vicinity of where the body was found and search Is being made for them. If caiiRht It is feared a lynching will fol low. The girl, who was about to leave for the northern part of the state to take up a homestead claim, had been In this city purchasing supplies. She left here Mon day evening for Darling, from which sta tion she was to walk to her home, dis tant about two miles. After leaving Dar ling she was not seen again until her dead body was found today. The place where the girl's body was found hore evidence of a terrific struggle. Her empty pocketbook and the parcels she was carrying were found In a ditch nearby. Her watch was found on the body. Charles Nelson, living near the scene of the murder, heard screams on Monday night and saw two unknown negroes near the spot. It Is suspected that they com mitted the crime. A posse la searching the country. . MOVING RAPIDLY TO THE NORTHWARD This Point is in Cochin China 200 Miles Above the Irenoh Port. REPORT OF SKIRMISH IN MANCHURIA Japanese Advance from Sitigking, Driving the Enemy Beror Them. INTERNAL TROUBLES IN RUSSIA DRY DAY IN MISSOURI CITIES Practically All Business Suspended at St. Louis nnd Kansas City Drusj Stores Only Are Open. ST. LOUIS, April 16. For the first time In six years St. Iuls has been a "dry" town for twenty-four hours, and for the first time In Its hostory the "dryness" has ' been complete, not even sldedoors being open. Not only has It been a dry Sunday, but It has been sliaveless, shineless, pmoke less and almost a hungry Sunday as well. Promptly at midnight saloon lights were extinguished and the patrons were re quested to depurt at once. Barbershops Immediately closed, news and cigar stands followed suit, small grocery shops and del icatessen stores put up their shutters and the large down town restaurants did not ! open their doors today. There seemed to I have been a preconcerted action among all I classes of caterers to the public that If the latter wanted the so-called "lid" placed on St. Louis during the Subbath that the proprietors of the stores should co-operate and practically all business except drug Btores was suspended ' for twenty-four hours. KANSAS CITY, April 16,-The state Sun day closing law waa strictly enforced to day, as on the two previous Sundays. Only saloons are affected, and restaurants, cigar stores, news stands and barber shops ob served their usual hours. TRAGEDY IN ST. LOUIS CHURCH Janitor Shoots Himself In Room Adjoining Auditorium While Service la In Progress. ST. LOUIS, April 16 Captain James A. Rider, 66 years old, for four years the Janitor of the St. James Memorial Episco pal church, committed suicide today by shooting. In a room adjoining the audi torium, In which the rector was con ducting devotional services. The sound of the shot was pluirly heard by the congre gation, but there was no excitement. One of the vestrymen Investigated and rpnnrl.it event., the unlonlm party was prepared to . to r,r ruckworth. who announced from regard Mr. Balfour and Mr. Chamberl.ln ; ,he m,U)it br(lf ,utmPllt (lf wha, nuJ as one. He preferred to take ihe word of ,.(n,rrt,(1. r,.qu.,led that the congre- the prime minister as to what he int. nde.l gRtU)n lf.ave th(, (.hlircn ut onr to do and what his policy waa rather than tho rnrfilfltiona nf what his nolir-v might be from the Hps of his adversaries. A resolution of confidence In the govern- Judae al Is l)lnur. LEBANON. Pa., April 16. Judge Stephen Neal. author of the fourteenth Mni"iv1ni. nt to Ihe constitution of the United States, la summon a colonial conference wa. paaaed. IT 1 ta'na. 80 Ten,. "if ' - " " ment and of approval of th propona) to MRS. RAWITZER LAID TO REST After Chnrrh Service at I'nlly Ladles of the G. A. R. Officiate at Cemetery. The funeral of Mrs. Sophia Erdman Rawltzer, who died Wednesday morning, was held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at Unity church. The Ladles of the Grand Army of the Republic, of the local circle of which she waa a charter member, held a service at Forest Lawn cemetery, where she was buried beside her husband. The pallbearers were members of the Grand Army of the Republic. Mrs. Rawitter came to Omaha In 1KM. Her husband served In the Forty-first Wis consin volunteers In the civil war. She was past president of the Indies of the Grand Army of the Republic and a mem ber of the Rattrone Sisters. She leaves four daughters and three sons. Mis. Eva Klrschberg. 8an Francisco, Cal.; Mrs. T. E. Jones, Mrs. Frank Hart man. Miss Nettle Rawltzer and A. II. Rawltxer of OmaJia; Clarence M. Raw Itser und Victor 11. Rawltzer of Minne apolis, Minn. NAN PATTERSONTRIAL TODAY Former Show Girl Will Be ArraUnril for Third Time for Murder of Caesar Yoaiigr, NEW YORK, April 16. With her third trial on the charge of murdering "CaeKar" Young, a bookmaker, set for .tomorrow, "Nan" Patterson today attended religious services in the Tombs for tho first time, It is said, since she was placed tn the prison following the tragedy In June last. The first trial of the girl was suspended after several days had been consumed In securing a Jury and after the taking of testimony had progressed to a crltlcul point. One of the Jurymen became 111, the attack becoming so serious as to necessi tate the declaration of a mistrial. The second trial went to a conclusion, but. re sulted In a disagreement of the Jury. The foreman reported to the cou.'t that the Jury was Hopelessly divided, so a mistrial was finally ordered. ,It was said afterward tbe Jury stood six for nequittal and six for conviction. The third trial was set for April 10, but was postponed until tomorrow, at the re quet of the district attorney, who desired to have the matter of the extradition of tne Smiths from Cincinnati settled before the hearing proceeded. STORM AT CAMP ROOSEVELT Report by Way of Denver thit Pres ident Killed Rear with His First Shot. State of Slcae Exists In PatlloC Dunrtrr at St. Petersburg Pablle Funeral of Riot Victims Prevented. SINGAPORE. April IS The North Ger man l.loyd steamship Prlnz Helnrich re ports that It sighted eighteen vessels of the Riis.-ian Baltic squadron In Kumranh bay at noon on Friday last. The steamer did not sight any Japaneso warship. Kamr.mh hay is In Cochin China, about 2j0 miles northeast of Saigon. Expert Ft U lit Soon. ST. PETERSBURG, April 17.-12:45 a. m. There is no Information from Vice Ad miral Rojcstvensky'a squadron, but tha admiralty would not be surprised to learn of skirmishing between scout ships today or tomorrow, aa the beginning of torpedo boat warfare soon Is not unexpected. The naval organ here expresses the opinion that Togo was taken completely by sur prise when Rojestvensky suddenly appeared at tho entrance of tho China sea and la now concentrating his widely scattered fleet near the Pescadores, where It Is be lieved a sea fight will probably occur. Rnmnr of Small Engagement. LONDON, April 17. There Is as yet no news of a naval battle In the far east or of the whereabouts of the rival fleets. The Hong Kong correspondent of the Dally Mail sends a rumor of a small engagement, but there Is confirmation of this report. Details regarding the Russian ships In Kamranh bay. Cochin, China., are too meager to be Instructive. According to the Dally Mull' Singapore correspondent, tho North German Lloyd steamer Prlnz Hen rich, saw five battleships and six cruisers In the bay. but the dispatches to other of the Loudon morning newspapers are not so precise. The Dally Telegraph's Singapore correspondent, like the Associated Press, merely reports eighteen vessels and adds that the captain of the Prlnz Helnrich states that possibly more warships were Inside the harbor, hut that they were In visible from the offing. i The presence of the Russian squadron off the Annam coast Is raising keen Inter est here, In view of the possibility of their Infringing Chinese neutrality and of the likelihood of Rojestvensky having had to split his squadron. Steamer lieu Flrlnsr. HONG KONG. April 1.-The ateamer Tclemuchus reports that It heard firing 150 miles north of the Natuna Islands at 3:80 o'clock on the afternoon of April 12. Skirmish In Manchuria. TOKIO, April 16. Noon. The folowtng official announcement was made today: The force advancing north from Sing king, driving tho enemy before them, occu pieu Ylngecheng, thirty miles north of Hmgklng, at 1 o'clock on the afternoon oi' April 14. A detachment of the same force, co operating with cavalry, occupied I'achl atzu at 6 o'clock In the evening of the same day. The enemy's force near Pach'atzu con sisted of seven sotnlas of cavalry and one battery of artillery. They first retreated toward Ylngecheng. then came hack to l'achlatzu. Finding It occupied they were thrown into confusion and retreated in great disorder over Pel.ng pars, two miles north of Patchiatzu, Thi-ru is no change elsewhere. Thirty thousand employee of the arsenal pa-aded today In relebratlon of the fall of Mukden. They visited the palace and cheered the emperor and afterwards went to tho War and Navy departments and cheered the ministers and their stuffs. State of SIchc nt St. Petersburg. ST. PETERSBURG, April 17.-12:45 a. m. Almost a state of siege exists In the Narva quarter owing to the suspension of the Putiloff Iron works. Soldiers are sta tioned Inside the works and Cossacka and police swarm In the surrnundlsg streets. The tenHon yesterday was great, especially when a polkeman shot a drunken work- ! man who had drawn a revolver on him, but I there was no collision during the day. j The bodies of the two workmen who ' were accidentally killed at the iron works j and at whosu funerals their fellows had : planned to make a great political dem- onstratlona, were Interred ut daybreak In compliance with police orders. Several smaller demonstrations had been plunned for other parts of the city, but there were no serious disorders. DENVER, Colo., Apr1! 16 A special to tho News from New Castle says that at Camp Roosevelt a storm haa raged all day. So violent waa the storm that no one ven tured out of doors. Th News also says the mall carrier who covera the terri tory adjacent to the camp reached New Castle today and verified the report that the president killed a large bear with the first shot he fired yesterday. It required several hours' chase to bring the animal to bay. BEVERIDGE'S NEPHL"W SHOT Relative of Indiana Senator Stabs Man In Fight and is Wounded l Officer. MATTOON. April 16. Thomas Beverldge, 23 years, nephew of United States Senator Beverldge of Indiana, today seriously stabbed James Datewood. The fight fol lowed a quarrel In a saloon. Datewood as saulted Beverldge, who drew a knife and slashed him In the face and side. While attempting to escape arrest Beverldge was shot twice by an officer. Both Injured men are In the hospital, but will recover. War rants have lieen Issued for their arrest. AMERICAN VETERAN IS KILLED Irish Constabulary Pensioner Sen tenced to Death for Murder of Federal Pensioner. CORK, April 16. (Special Cablegram to 1 The Bee) Uit J O'Brien, chief Justice, and a ! Cork City Jury concluded this wee!; the I trial In which John Foster, n pensioner ! from the Irish constabulary, was accused of having murdered William tcgan, a pen sioner from America, who fought In tha war of secceeslon. The sollclto.1 general. Mr. Campbell, prose cuted, and the trial attracted more than or dinary Interest. The two men lodged In the same house a;id frequently took walka together. Regan disappeared on Decem ber 3 and Kuster was in his company on tha evening of that day. Began whs then, as had been his habit, wearing a gold watch and a massive gold chain of peculiar pal tern. These were found to have been pawned some days later by the accused. The police spent a week In dragging the river and pools In the nclghbnrhof d where Regan had been last seen, and oi Decem ber 13 Regan's body wi discovered In the River Ice, close to the Cork j khihltlon 'grounds. The defense set up I vas that Foster had been drinking heavllj In order to account for some Incriminating state ment!! made by him. He waa convicted and sentenced to lie hanged on April 22. Movements of Ocean Vessels April 10. At New York Arrived : Certrlc from Llv erpi ol and (jueennown; Columbia from G HS-'OW. At Liverpool Arrived: 'Vltlc, from New York; Hylvanla, from Boston. At Movilli Armed. Ciicilonian, from New Vork. At Southampton Arrived: t. Paul, from New Vork At Fieume Arrived: Hlavonlu, frym New Yo-!c. At Boulogne (April 15l Sailed: Blalen dain, for New York At Qu.eiimown Hailed: Etrurla, fur New Tork. In rent Ignllim Tonapab Plague. TONOI'AH. Nev.. April 16 -Specimens Sf vo-loas t')n I'M o ..-;! to the Marine hospital at San Francisco with the view of (O ti rtii n iiK II '- rrilady whirl) CHiis-d tn; i ri y deaths Istelv. The imlillshed reports luive i"n ere-'t.y anemied. The Hiiuaiion Is now well In lard Thii TrnlmiiKN Killed, NORTH TOXA WANDA. N Y.. April 16. In a he.iilun .collision between tw.) freight ii'HitiH online Krle railroad todav, Klieinen ll rliert ' U rlgley of lluffulo nnd W. L. Itrowu of 'VVe.t Philadelphia, fa weie killed.