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The ' Omaha Morning Bee
VOL. 43 NO. 10.
Fate of Men
I". S. Government Without
Advice Concerning 40 Amer
ican Kidnaped by Rebel
Band Near Tampico.
Authorities Are Puzzled
Washkgton, June 2S (Ey A. D
Vht may have happened to 40
AmmcM employes oi the Cortti
Oil company, captured by rebels near
Tampico and held with the com
pany s property or ransom, remain
ed mystery tonight although the
rebel raid occurred last Sunday morn
ing. So further word has cotne from
Consul Shaw at Tampico er from
any other official or unofficial source
mce the contu'tr dispatch of Mon
day saying that lives of the 40 Amer
xcms and $250,000 in destructible
' ycoperry were held as ectirity on 4S
hours notice for a payment of 15,000
Department officials would not ad
mit in any formal way that they felt
any uneasiness because of the lack
of information. It was indicated that
delay in a complete clearing; up of
the tit nation wat not regarded at un
usuaL There is knows to be consid
erable perplexitv here, however, over
the fact that totn.nl Shaw hat not
informed the State department at to
steps taken by the Mexican federal
authorities to obtain release of cap
Time limit Expires.
The period granted Gorozave, the
rebel chief, ior payment of the ran
som had elapsed even before the de
partment's advices were made knows
here. Directions to the embassy in
Mexico and to the consul to insist on
adequate protection for American
rights and settlement and upon pun
ishment of the raiders went forward.
So far as known late today, no fur
ther word bad come from any quar
ter to disclose what developed Tues
day morning when the time limit ex
pired. The Washington government to
day still withheld, any step that
might lead the way to demands that
the Mexican government give the
Americans in jeopardy protection.
The attitude at the State department
was the reports now available, ser
ious as the situation appeared to be
en the face of Consul Shaw's mes
sage, did not justify as yet dispatch
in r warships to Mexican waters or
aar aaaiilar step, . .Nothing hasyeil
ccme.to nana mmcatmg mat tne
Obrcgon government is sot, as it it
expected to do in the circumstances,
dealing with the Gorozave coup in a
way to safeguard American lives and
Advices Do Not Agree.
There is ope point ia which the
message of Consul Shaw dors not
check up with what was previously
understood in official circles here to
he the situation in the Tampico
region. The .consul's message said
there were no rebel Mexican forces
in the vicinity of the Aguarda camp
of the Cortex Oil company, where the
raia and capture took place. Other
reports indicate that there are at
least 2.500 Mexican federal troops
in the Tampico region.
Until recently there were approxi
mately 15.000 Mexican federals in
the Tampico district. The troop
concentration there was one of the
largest in the Mexican army, indi
cating the importance attached to
maintaining firm hold of the oil re
gions by the Mexico City authori
ties and also presumably the condi
tion of unrest prevailing in that
region. Labor and other disturb
ances to the south of Tampico a
short time ago resulted in the move
ment f 'considerable bodies of
troops to other points. The result
was a heavy reduction of the avail
able forces near Tampico and it was
this condition, it was pointed out
here today, which probably gave
Gorozave his opportunity.
la view of the serious conse
quences to the Mexican government
any injury to the captive Americans
would imply, however, it was argued
that the government would feel it
ssary to rush its lorces oacic to
Tampico reekro in sufficient
strength to guarantee protection oi
foreigners, should that course be pur
sued. It seemed more likely to of
ficials here, however, that the pay
ment demanded by Gorozave would
be made and ultimately be assumed
by the central government rather
than that any untoward event should
bring a rift in negotiations for diplo
matic recognition of the Obregon
One Man Released.
Release of A Bract Bielaski, sheld
for ransom by bandits near Cuer
navaca, cleared that situation.
Charge Sum merlin reported Mr.
Eielaskfs release late today, saying
he was "safe and weir and was ex
pected to arrive in Mexico City to
night. There is no question, however,
that the Cortez Oil company inci
dent has far more serious possibili
ties' if full information sustains
Consul Shaw's first message. No of
ficial comment was obtained here
nor any indication as to how long
the Washington government might
be willing to wait for negotiations
between the Mexican officials and
the rebels to bring about release of
Divorce Enters Home of
Nebraska Champion Baby
Lincoln, June 28. (Special.)
Divorce has entered the home of
Nebraska's champion baby.
Charlet Brown, father of Marjorie
Fern Brown, who carried off the
errand championship honors at the
1921 air, instituted suit against Mrs.
LiHie May Brown. The Browns
were married at Council Bluffs, la,
23 years ago. There are six children
ia the family and the lather asks ior
ahe custody of the minors. He
charges that his wife has neglected
her km and her chUdrea. .
6. 4IMM ft 0
in Government PsS?
Director of Budget Says Business c e
Run More Economically Than PMe Enter
prise Winds Up Work in Washington
Preparatory to Return to Chicago.
Uy ARTHUR SEARS HENKXKG.
(walia M Ltkra Hiro.
Wakhirrton. June 2ti "The gov
ernment not on!y can be rua at eco
nomically at a private business, but
more economically than a private
Thus spoke Brig Gen. Chailet G.
D.wei from a cloud of smoke as he
cleared out his desk preparatory to
relinquishing on Friday hit position
as director of the budget and going
back to Chicago to resume manage
ment of the Central Trust coapany
"You know the story of the Ne
braska merchant who never kept any
books, but a check book." said the
general The sheriff took over his
business in due time. Well the
United States government has been
doing just that for more than 130
years, but has been rich enough to
oo it with impunity."
The government hat never had a
balance sheet, a fact that struck the
business mind of Gen. Dawes with
horror. Couldn't be done, said the
bureaucrats. Nonsense, said Dawes.
He drafted the services of 15 big
business men on a dollar a year
basis and set them to reorganizing
the business methods of the depart
ments. Some of them brought
staffs of their own experts with
First Balance Sheet.
After nine months hard work a
balance sheet was produced for the
Postoffice department. The work
is to continue under Gen. Dawes'
successor. Gen. H. M. Lord, until
each department has its own bal
The credit for his monumental
achievement Gen. Dawes modestly
gives to President (Harding. The
president was determined to overhaul
Harding Invites Mine Owners !
to Parley With Miners' Rep
resentatives on Wage
Washington, 'June 28. President
Harding has decided to summon to
Washington Saturday a group of
representative coal operators from
all parts of the United States to dis
cuss with representatives of the min
ers' union the possibility of -a con
ference to fix wage scales that would
settle the coal strike.
An announcement explaining the
proposal will be made later in the
day. The arrangements were com
pleted after conferences at the, White
House today in which Secretaries
Davis and Hoover participated, while
John L. Lewis, president of the
United Mine Workers, who saw the
president Monday, remained in the
White House for the purpose of con
sidering the matter.
To Assemble at 10 A. M.
The coming conference, which, it
is understood, will assemble at 10
o'clock Saturday, will discuss solely
what steps may be taken to get the
wage negotiations on foot. To date
the miners' union has demanded a
national conference, while operators
in general, refusing to enter such a
gathering, have countered with pro
posals to meet in district conferences
for separate district wage-fixing.
Neither Side Yields.
No official or authoritative indica
tion, however, was given that the
n.eeting President Harding is expect
ed to call would find either party to
the controversy yielding its stand
as to the type of conference which
finally would be accepted. The
gathering Saturday will be entirely
informal and devoted to discussing
what sort of a basis might be adopt
ed to bring the union officials and
the employers' representatives into a
joint negotiation empowered to fnc
a definite wage agreement the agree
ment to be either a single national
contract or a various number of sep
arate district contracts.
President Lewis, who waited at
the Department of Labor while
Secretary Davis, in conference with
the president, arranged the final de-i
nounced that mine union representa-! . The senate then voted 43 to 16 to
rives would respond to the appeal of increase to 2 cents a pound the
the president for a preliminary con- house rate of 1 1-4 cents on bacon,
ference. ' ams- shoulders and other pork, pre-
Between 25 and 30 operators win pared or preserved. Next it ap- j
be invited, it was said at the Depart- proved, 37 to 16, a rate of 5 cents a !
ment of Labor, and the conference ! P"nd on lard compounds and lard !
Tmw t. rf Tw,. Ota. ftr.) I substitutes. The house rate was 20
1 per cent ad valorem on American j
Circumstances of Shooting iva!BationRaIse House !
Told in Obenchain Trial I There wase Jntejtte"orer
Los Angeles, June 28. Cncum- proposjt;on t0 to 4 cents, the
fiances of the shooting of J. Belton hoase nit o j j2 cents a poUtld
Kennedy m Beverly Glen on August on remdf.er meit vtIton Ul otbeT ,
3 were related m the second trial of Chairman McCumber of the
Mrs. . Madafrnne Obenchain lor hisifinance committft, explaining that
murder by Mr wd and Mrs. tarns in the natnre o a lOTnrv
SF-Z ho BW the se f fltax. There was also little cbntes't
LshffB-. IhtI r.d, iover the "barket clause- dutv of 20 j
Obenchain and the two trials of
Arthur C Burch. codfendant all of
m-fcirh r,rt in riiutrTTt,
which ended in disagreements.
Mrs. Mary D. Mond testified shej
naa recerrea letters trom rzm Ro
man, inmate of Folsom penitentiary,
to be delivered to Mrs. Obenchain.
Roman testified he corresponded
with the defendant after she had
tried to persuade him to testify false
ly that be overheard two men plot
tmg to blackmail or slay Kennedy.
Robbed of $65,000 in Gems.
St Louis, June 28, Morris Shin
dermaa, Chicago diamond broker,
today reported to the police that he
had bees robbed of $65,000 in dia
monds and jewelry whiie en route
to Mexico, Mo, yesterday.
the government machinery, eliminate
wastcfulnos and save the taxpay?
ert billions of dollars. When the
bureaucrats perceived the president
in earnest. Gen. Da wet found a
CksLfles C. DaVd-
clear road to the introduction of re
forms. Continued success of the bud
get system depends on the sort of
president who happens to be in of
fice. If the president fails to back
up the budget director, the system
In the year of Gen, Dawes admin
istration as the first director of the
budget, government expenses have
(Ton ta r-e Two. felons r.
in Senate Fight
Over Tariff Bill
Rates on Cattle and Meats
Written Into Measure by
. jt- "
Washington, June 28". Rates on
cattle and meats, written into the
tariff bill with the approval of the
republican-agricultural tariff bloc
and ranging generally higher than
those m the house measure, were ap
proved by the senate by overwhelm
ing majorities. Not Only did the re
publicans vote solidly for the first
time since the bill was called np,
nine weeks ago, but there was the
first real split in the democratic
Five roll calls were demanded
during the day and all showed about
the same results. The first was on
the rates of 1 1-2 cents on cattle
weighing' less than 1,050 pounds and
2 cents a pound on cattle weighing
more than that amount
Senators La Follette of Wisconsin
and Norris, Nebraska, republicans,
who had constantly opposed duties
in the bill, voted with the solid re
publican majority, while democrats
who supported the committee amend
ment were Ashurst. Arirona; Jones,
New Mexico; Kejidrick. Wyoming;
Pittman, Nevada, and Sheppard,
Democrats Join Republicans.
The . second roll call was on the
committee amendment to increase to
3 1-2 cents, the 2-cent rate proposed
by the house on fresh beef and veal.
The vote was 47 to 18, with 6 dem
ocrats voting with the solid repub
lican majority. Senator Broussard,
democrat, Louisiana, who had voted
for the rates right along and who
tnnounced he would vote for the
bill on its final passage, was the
sixth democrat on this roll call.
Without record vote the senate
approved rates of $2 a head on .
sheep and goats, as compared with
1 cent a pound in the house bill, and
2 1-2 cents a pound on fresh mutton
and goat meat as compared with
the house rate of 1 1-4 cents. The
committee amendment to increase
the duty on lamb from the 2 cents in
the house bill to 5 cents, war ap-
an-Iproved on a roll call, 42 to 18.
per cent ad valorem on meats,
specially provided for. .
Fremont Stops Nuisance
Due to Sewage Disposal
fremont Net, June 28. (Special.)
Telegram.) In obedience to orders
handed down by the Dodge county
district court and the state supreme
court, the city of Fremont has taken
steps toward abating the nuisance de
clared to be presect in the Rawhide
creek as the result of the sewer sys
tem in this city. A report, in expla
nation of the work, has been filed in
district court, shoa-fcig that the al
leged nuisance has bees done away
I Fierce Battle Rages in Dublin
as Government Troop Seek
to Oust Rory O'Connor's
Rebels Defy Regulars
Dublin, June 28. Machine gun and
artillery fire was soil in progress at
6 JO p. nv, in the fighting here be
tween the provisional government
troops and the insurgents.
The provisional government has
imposed a censorship upon telegrams,
London, June 21 A Dublin dis
patch to the Evening Standard sayt
that after some hours of fighting
many of the insurgent Irish troops
under Rory O'Connor are retreating.
The correspondent in a later dis
patch says he understands the in
surgent garrison in the Fowler
Memorial hall has capitulated to the
provisional government forces.
Dublin, June 28(By A. P.)
The Irish provisional government
took forceful action today against
the insurgents of the Irish repub
lican army, invading the Four Courts
building where the insurgents were
entrenched and opening a hot attack
when a demand for surrender was
The fighting, which opened short
ly after 4 a. m, was still in progress
late this forenoon, the crack of
rifle fire and the rattle of the ma
chine guns resounding over Dublin
above the noise of the city's traffic,
which was being carried on as usual
Fowler Hall, on Parnell Square,
occupied by irregulars, also w-as at
tacked by the Irish government
The number of casualties on
either side was not known definitely,
but 14 had been reported up to mid
forenoon. Artillery in Action.
Artillery was employed by the
provisional troops, at least one Im
pounder having been in action, and
considerable damage was reported
to have been done the insurgents'
stronghold. This had been strongly
fortified by the irregulars, who re
plied vigorously to the fire of the at
tacking parties. Machine guns were
being freely used by both sides.
The entire city was awakened by
the din, even to the remote suburbs.
The battle began at dawn be
tween the republicans and the ir
regulars under Rory - O'Connor.
Armored cars, trench mortars and
machine guns were brought into
At 8:30 o'clock the copper dome
on the Four Courts had been blown
in, ambulances were dashing about
in all directions, and the scene was
one of indescribable confusion.
The garrison of the Four Courts
and the Fowler Memorial were re
plying vigorously to the attackers'
fire, and refusing all demands to
Searched for Arms.
From the early hours, there hail
been considerable activity by the
regular troops In all parts of the
city, people being held up and
searched for arms.
Eightv civilians were observed
outside the Four Courts, digging up
the road, guarded by an armored
Five hundred regular troops with
armored cars and military ambu
lances passed through Westmore
land street into Sackville street, one
party going into Henry street and
another into Abbey street, from both
of which the rear of the Four Courts
can be approached.
Shortly after 4 o'clock there was
a heavy outburst ot tiring in tne
neighborhood of the Four Courts,
followed by a loud explosion and a
number of rifle shots m quick suc
cession, and it was evident that
O'Connor's stronghold was being at
tacked. Farmer Near Oshkosh
Killed by Ughming
Oshkosh. Neb- June 28. (Special.)
Elmer Keckley, 32, a farmer on the
South Table, was instantly killed by
lightning. He had gone after the
milk cows about 8, riding a horse.
After he had been gone for some
time, his wile became uneasy and
started a search. Later the hunt was
taken up by neighbors in cars.
Aboue midnight, Keckley 's body
was found, the horse he was riding
and one cow having been killed by j
the same bolt Besides his wife, hej
is survived by two children, one an j
infant about two weeks old. '
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JUNE 29, 19
to Protest Acts
of F. A. Harrison
Brazilian Commission Affairs
Become More Muddled as
State Department In
BY GEORGE F. AUTHIER.
Washliiirtea, OBrreapondent Omaha Boe.
Washington, June 28. (Special
Telegram.) Joseph C Reavis of
Falls City, Neb., nephew of former
P.epresentative Reavis, and secretary
to Frank A. Harrison, commissioner
of the Brazilian Exposition commis
sion, today resigned from the com
mission. Mr. Reavis frankly ad
mitted that his action is a protest
against the position taken by Mr.
Harrison in the row which for the
time, being has practically disrupted
the commission. Mr. Harrison wat
appointed upon the recommendation
of former Representative Reavis.
Mr. Reavis. in resigning today,
said that he did so with regret, but
inasmuch as the State department
has not 3-et adjusted matters, he did
not care to remain in nis position,
where his presence might be inter
preted as support of the position
taken by Mr. Harrison. He said that
his sympathies were wholly with the
other members of the commission,
who are asking the resignation of
the Nebraska commissioner.
The members of the commission
expressed regret over the resignation
of Secretary Reavis and express their
hearty approval of him and com
mend his work highly. Mr. Reavis
will spend a short time in New York
and will later return to Nebraska.
The charges and counter-charges
made by Mr. Harrison against the
commissioners and by the commis
sioners against Mr. Harrison are be
ing investigated by the State depart
ment An auditor is going over the
books. For the time being work tn
connection with the Brazilian expo
sition is being held up and the suc
cess of the American exhibit there,
it is said, is imperiled by the stua
tion. Witmer Still Critical.
Peter Witmer, 80, -who drank a
glass of lye water mistaking it for
tea, is still in a critical condition, ac
cording to his daughter, Mrs., Fred
Ehrhardt, 2716 Howard street, at
whose home he is living. .She sgates
Mr. Witmer is not suffering great
pain, but the extent of his internal
burns is not known.
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This One Will
light Vote Reported
in Dakota Primary
Fargo, XV D., June 28. By A P.)
Balloting in today's state-wide pri
mary election in North Dakota, when
complete senatorial, congressional
and state tickets were nominated by
the republicans and 'democrats, was
much lighter than ia previous hard
fought campaigns, it was indicated in
scattering reports tonight
The result is in doubt
Three Cadets Killed
in Airplane Wreck
San Antonio, Tex., June 28. Three
aviation cadets were killed and their
bodies burned -when an airplane in
which thev had just risen at Brooks
field fell 200 feet late today.
The killed are Waldren R. Farrell,
24, qf Philadelphia, who was piloting
William C McCoy, 22, Nashville,
Tenn., and George C. Thompson,
West Philadelphia, Pa.
Farrell and McCoy are said to have
gone from their station at Kelly field
to Brooks field this afternoon.
Thompson arrived at Brooks field
from Carlstrom field in Florida a few
hours earlier and was on his way to
report for duty at Kelly field, for
advanced training in the bombard
ment group. .
The other two had finished their
preliminary training some months
"Stick 'Em Up" Orders
Youth in City Jail
Grand Island, Neb June 24.
(Special Telegram.) A new experi
ence came to Police Officer Joseph
Budnek here, when he was about to
search a lad. Joe Kelly, 16, who had
been detained on suspicion of having
stolen an auto at Fremont and ad
mittedly sold a car at Central City
for $25. KeHy was somewhat taken
by surprise in the matter of his ar
rest, believing he was being led to a
lodging house instead of the police
When search was begun, he whip
ped out a revolver and ordered the
officer to '"Stick 'em up.". The officer
coolly took the revolver away from
It is believed that Kelly is paroled
or an escaped inmate of a Michigan
reformatory. He is being held for
the arrival of Fremont officers.
- Accepts Alliance Call
Alliance, Neb., June 24. (Special.)
Rev. D. G. Ferguson, recently of
Muscatine, I a., has been' engaged as
pastor of the Alliance Presbyterian
church and has arrived to assume
his new duties. The church has been
without a regular pastor since the
resignation of Rev. A J. Keams sev
eral months ago. Rev. Mr. Fergu
son is an athlete as well as a preach
er, having won the 140-pound wres
tling championship of the world at
the Olympic games in 1908. He is
also a writer, lecturer and an ex-service
man. having served two years
with the British army in France. He
is 36, married and has two children.
Boston Bishop Attacks
Employers of Child Labor
Kansas Citv Mo. Tmi 28 F.
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by Bishop Edwin H. Hughes of the
Boston area of the Methodist Episco
pal church in an address here before
the International Sunday School con
vention. He declared the day is ap
proaching "when child labor em
ployers will be denied membership
ia Christian society.
of Disabled War
Students of Ohio Training
School Demand Institution
Be Closed Forbes Out
lines Relief Plans.
San Francisco, June 28. CoL
Charles rL Forbes, director of the
United States Veterans' bureau, drew
both applause and criticism from the
disabled Atnericin Veterans of the
World War today when he explained
to their convention the relief meas
ures the government had undertaken
for its stricken defenders.
Cheers greeted his announcement
that the bureau had established an
employment unit designed to find
suitable jobs for every man given re
habilitation, and his asertion that he
favored the civil service laws to give
former service men preferred posi
tions on eery goernment list.
Scores of eterans clamored for the
floor, however, to ask why employ
ment had ont been found for various
individuals and why others had had
their training concluded too soon
an dtheir training pay stopped.
The climax of the criticism came
with the reading of a telegram from
the student officials of the training
school at Camp Sherman, Om de
manding that the school be closed.
This telegram, which was read by
Robert S. Msrax of Cincinnati, na
tional comn-inder of the disabled
American veterans, asserted that the
president and other executives of the
school should not be hastily con
demned, said that its work so far was
satisfactory and that its graduates
would be found the best trained of
anv rehabilitated veterans.
Brig. Gen. Charles E. Sawyer,
President Harding's physician, also
was cri'icized. Humphrey Sullivan of
St. Louis, representing Hanford Mac
Nider, commander of the American
Legion, charged Gen. Forbes with
economizing at the expense of the
health and safety of disabled soldiers.
Two Stores at Kimball
Are Robbed by Burglars
Kimball, Neb.. June 28. (Special
Telegram.) Morgan's drug store
and Eicbenberger s general store
were robbed Tuesday night. In each
place the burglars gained entrance
by prying open a window on the al
ley. At Morgan's they secured about
SP00 in jewelry. At EichenbergerV,
they secured a suit of clothes and,
about $5 in cash.
Wliliam Rock Dies. j
Philadelphia, Pa., June 28. Wil-!
liam Rock, an actor on the legiti
mate and vaudeville stages for more
than 30 years, died yesterday in a lo
cal hospital. He was stricken with
intestinal trouble while performing
here on the Keith circuit five weeks
Thursday, probably showers; not
much change in temperature.
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Engineer Dies XTith Hand 00
Throttle. Fireman Fatally
Injured in Wreck
1 Engine and Cars Pile Up
j An erginerr died with his hand on
;the throttle, a fireman was fatally in
jured and several pasenj;tr were
J badly bruised and shaken when Rock
! Island train No 7. Kocky Mountain
t Limited, wethound, s derailed
j three miles east of Trairie Home.
Neb., at about 1.20 yesterday mom
The train of nine cars was travel
ing at a high rate of speed and wa;
I on downgrade when it struck a curve
j The engine was thrown into a 15-foot
embankment S) feet from the track
W. M. McLennon, S3, engineer, of
rairbury. NehM was found by pas
sengers several honrs aftrr the wreck,
dead in the engine cab, his hand on
Henrv Dart, 25. fireman. Faitbury.
who leaped from the engine cab. is
.dying in a Lincoln hospital. He wa
I badly scalded, but requested that his
mother tn ratrbury not be notified
until it was "absolutely necessary."
Others injured are:
Selden W. Adkins. 2111 Pratt
street Omaha, railway mail clerk,
Mrs. Mary Bishop. 2103 Doug
las street. Omaha, laoerated leg.
Her 6-year-old son. Ivan, who was
with her. was uninjured.
V. L. Ovarka. 2724 South Thir
teenth street. Omaha, bruised when
thrown to the front of the chair
car in which he was riding.
Roy Homer, Mankato, Kan mail
clerk, right arm sprained.
Mrs. Howard Thomai, 70, Colfax,
la, wrist sprained and in hysterical
William Champlin. Council Bluffs,
train conductor, was unhurt, ac
cording to reports.
Edwin Lynch, Girard, Kan, news
vendor, bruised on arm and chest
Mrs. E. M. Hood, Denver, Colo.,
right knee hurt.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas O'Brien,
Omaha, bruised about body.
S. A. Steinle, New Washington,
O.. bruised and cut about head.
Mrs. Frank Baurnan. Fairbury,
Neh., left arm and wrist -sprained.
M. N. HenWe, Selma, la., injury
to jaw and arm bruises.
Mrs. Ora Meeker, Phillipsburg,
Kan., side hurt.
J. P. Qrristensen, Council Bluffs,
la., baggageman, bruises and cuts.
W. J. Edwards, Lincoln, bruises.
Theodore' Hensler, Tekonsha,
John Stickford, 'Waldcrn, Ind,
Mrs. Ella Aker, Telluride, Colo.,
Two Pullmans Derailed.
Three Pullman cars remained on
the track. Passengers in the two
Pullman cars that were derailed were
brought back to Omaha in the three
The mail car, directly back of the
engine tender, stood upright, strad
dling the ditch into which the en
gine had plunged. A combination
smoker and baggage car had sidled
up and stood, also upright and strad
dling the ditch, directly beside the
The d'ning car lay on its side, the
front end in the ditch and the rear
end sticking upward. One Pullman
went into the ditch and another was
derailed. All steel equipment of the
train prevented a greater loss of life,
railway officials say. Passengers of
the chair car which was derailed were
taken to Lincoln.
Left Chicago at 10.
The Rocky Mountain Limited, a
popular train for Omahans traveling
to Colorado, left Chicago at 10 a. m.
Tuesdaj-. f It kit Omaha at 11:55
Tuesday night and was due in Lin
coln at 1 :40. It was bound for Colo
rado Springs a.nd Denver.
It frequently travels at a speed ex
ceeding 40 miles an hour, making it's
scheduled time, railroad men said.
Either soft track, caus-ed by recent
rains, and hence spreading rails, or
a broken rail are given as causes for
the wreck. The scene of the wreck
was about IS miles east of Lincoln.
J. B. Christcnsen, Council Bluffs,
was the only local express messen
ger on the train, according to the
Omaha office of the American Rail
way Express company. Roy Mar
shall and Merrit Kevan of Omaha
were railway mail clerks in addition
to Adkins, according to Assistant
A wrecking crew, accompanied by
doctors and nurses, were on the
scene within a short time after the
accident The wreck had not been
cleared up entirely by noon.
Views of wreck will be found on
page 11 of this issue.
Taxation Values Are
Slashed by State Board
Lincoln. June 28. (Special.) "
Some slashes in valuations for taxa
tion purposes were made by the
state board of equalisation here.
The valuation franchise, a new
item included under the revenue law,
wasut to $167,000 for the American
Tejephone & Telegraph company;
$454,637 for the American Railway
rxpress and $282,382 for the Western
Adams Countv Vheat Yield
j?' Is Heavier Than Expected
;! Hastings. Neb, June 28 (Spe
m ! rial Telegram,) Cutting of wheat
is well advanced in this section and
reports indicate that the yield is
heavier than expected some time
ago. In some places tu yield will
be light bat it is believed "the aver
age will be close to 20 bushels aa
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