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I Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, TUESDAY HORNING, MitY 20, 1902-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
ENTOMBED IN MINE
Two Hundred Men and Boyi Are Instantly
Killed by Ei plosion.
BURIED UNDER TONS OF SLATE AND COAL
One Employe Survives, bat Hie Injuries Are
Said to Be Fatal.
HE IS BLOWN FROM MOUTH OF THE MINE
Three Milei from Entrance to Point Where
the Men Were at Work.
RESCUERS FIND SOLID COLUMN OF DEAD
Distracted Worn" nd Children
Throsf Opening ot Shaft to Iden
tify Manaled Bodies of Hoi
hands and- Father.
COAL CREEK, Tenn., May 19. The worst
disaster In the history of Tennessee min
ing occurred at 7:30 thla morning when
between 175 and 225 men and bora met
Instant death at the FratervlUe coal mine,
located two miles west of thla town. A gas
explosion was the cause of the disaster.
Out of the Urge number of men and
toys who went to work this morning only
one la alive and he Is so badly Injured that
he cannot live. Thla man is William Mor
gan, an aged Englishmen, who waa a road
man In the mine. He waa blown out of
tho entrance by the force of the explosion.
One hundred and seventy-five mlnera were
Checked In for work thla morning by the
mine boss. In addition to these there were
boys who acted as helpers and drivers and
roadmen, and others to tho number of per
FratervlUe mine la the oldest mine In
the Coal Creek district, having been opened
In 1870. It is fully three miles from the
opening of the mine to the point where the
men were at work. They had not Dean at
work long before the terrible explosion oc
curred. Flames Follow Explosion.
There was a fearful roar and then flames
hot from the entrance and the air shafts,
As soon aa order could be brought out of
chr.os, two rescuing parties were started In,
one at the main entrance, the other through
Thistle mine, which adjoins It, and In
which no men were at work. Tho Thistle
party . was unable to make any headway
a the gaa elided the workers. The Fra
tervlUe party went fully two mllea under
the earth until a heavy fall of alato waa
encountered. At this barrier men worked
like demons, hoping against hope that
those beyond might be safe.
Tho newa of the disaster spread quickly
and the scene at the mouth of the mine
while the workers were within were be
yond description. Business was suspended
In Coal Creek and all its mines as soon
as the news became known, and men. wo
men and children gathered around the Fra
tervlUe entrance. Women whose husbands
and sons were within er wild with
Vie:. - ' ' ' '' " "
All Day Loan? Bescaere Tall.
All day long the rescuers totted at the
elate obstruction and not ' until 8 o'clock
did they force an entrance through it. Up
to that hour only five dead bodiea had been
recovered, and ' hope was still high that
many within were aafe. The hopes of the
living were doomed, however, for when
once the rescuers could enter and proceed
they walked along one continuous tomb of
death. There waa not a algn of life. Every
man had perished, they believed, although
It will be early In the morning before all
the rooms can be entered.
Etght bodies were recovered and these
were sent to Coal Creek. Twenty-six were
soon found. They were not disfigured be
vond Identification, and each corpae aa St
waa borne . from the mouth of the great
tomb waa aurrounded by eager crowds of
relatives of the men, who bad been stricken
down. The mine waa not on fire, except In
remote portions and all bodies perhaps will
be reached before daylight.
A partial list of the victims, scarcely one
third. Is as follows:
AIKEN'S TWO SONS.
KOHbHT If Mil 11,
W. J. EVANS.
I CHARLES EVANS,
's"H ARLfc.0 HROOK.8,
1 MARION WILSON.
VOWBLL'I TWO SONS,
JMCHARD MA8HENOI1.L. THOMAS P1SNBV,
The FratervlUe mine Is owned by the
Coal Creek Coal company, of which Major
F. C. Ctinp is president. Ha waa in Cin
cinnatt and Is now hurrytng to the scene
of the disaster.
In 1901, after Inspecting FratervlUe mine
State Commissioner of Labor R. A. Shit
lett reported that the ventilation was pot
up to the requirements; that the furnace
waa inadequate to ventilate the mine and
that the airways were choked In places.
He found that 18 men were at work on
the day of his visit, requiring by statute
15,100 eublo feet of air per minute. The
volume of air entering the mine, he said
waa only 1,000 cuble feet per minute.
CORRUPTION IN HIGH PLACES
Grand Jary Indicts Several ef the
Most Prominent Men
TOLEDO. O., May It. The grand Jury Im
paneled several weeks ago and charged by
Judge Klnkade to Investigate the rumors
ef bribery and official dereliction made a
rartlal report today. Indictments were
found against the following persona;
Moses R. Brallsy, city solicitor; three
enunts for brlbsry.
Edgar H. Eckert, claim agent of the
Toledo Railway and Light company;
Moeea R. Brailey and Edgar H. Eckert,
ebtklnlng money under false pretenses.
Edgar H, Eckert and Oeorge Stetter,
r James Eheehaa, contractor en city work;
Fred J. Young, asslstaat atreet commis
Thomas J. Purtlt, member Board ef Re
Ira O, Moore, secretary Board of Ke
ALFONSO REVIEWS TROOPS
onnn- Klaa- la Hailed with Patriotic
Cries by Thoasan.-ls at Mil
MADRID, May 19 The entire population
of Madrid seemed to have assembled this
fternoon along the Paseo del Trado and
Pasco de Recoltos, to witness the great mili
tary review. The weather waa Deauiiiui.
Orandatanda had been erected at a central
point along the line of march and from
these the queen mother, members of the
royal family, diplomats and members of tho
Cortes ' witnessed the march paat of 14,000
The entire garrison of Madrid, several
regiments from the provinces, and several
naval detachments brought to Msdrld for
the occasion took part King Alfonso, In
the uniform of a captain-general, and
mounted on a handsome bay charger, left
the pstace at 4 p. m. He was accompanied
by General Weyler, the duke of Connaught,
the Grand Duke Vladimir, and other princes
nd a suite of staff officers. His majesty
rode to the Paseo de Recoltos where the
troops were drawn up.
Aa the king passed down the line the
soldiers greeted him with hearty cheering.
He then took up a position at the side of
the grandstand where his mother was
aeated. The march past began at once and
sated for an hour and a half. All the
branches of the Spanish army were Included
In the procession of the grand review, which
concluded with the gallop past of halt a
doxen regiments of cavalry, riding ten
horses abreast. The Queen's lancers, with
fluttering pennants of the national colors
led. ' .
The Hussars and the Civic Guard re
ceived the greatest share of the plaudits
of thepeople. The Infantrymen wcra sturdy
and marched with a swinging gait.
On his way back to the palace King Al
fonso was greeted with hearty ahouts from
the people of "viva el rey" (long live the
NINE DROWNED IN KILLARNEY
English Toarlata Lose Their Lives
While Boating on tho Fa
mous Irlab Lakes.
LONDON, Mxv 19. Nine English tourists.
Including four women and four boatmen,
were drowned yesterday by the upsetting
of a boat on the Lakes of Klllarney, County
Kerry, Ireland, during a squall.
A train near Glasgow was derailed this
morning. There was no loss of life, but
numbers were injured.
These are the earliest samples of the ac
cidents which usually mark the Whitsun
A storm Is sweeping over the coasts of
the United Kingdom. The weather is wet.
windy and cold Intend and the numbers of
"trippers" were consequently much cur
tailed, holiday makers contenting them
selves with attending nearby racing events
and cricket matches.
The csrt horse parade la Regent park
today attracted the usual crowds.
MPROVEMENT IN , MEXICO
Twenty Millions to Be Expended hy
the President of the
-Hji ' " " '
MEXICO CITT, May 19. The finance
committee has sent to congress a com
plete bill authorising ' the executive to
Issue the fifth and last series of the In
terior 6 per eent bonds, amounting to $20,
000,000, the proceeds to be applied to the
payment ot subsidies to railroad compa
Also the executive Is authorised to Issue
bonds, payable In Mexican or foreign coin,
aa may prove moat advantageous, to pro
vide money for the Improvement of the
National Tehuantepec railway, for port
works at the gulf and Pacific terminals ot
the railroad, to meet expenses ot the new
port works at Manxanlllo, publto buildings
at Vera Crus, the construction of a new
palace and sanitation works now approach
lng completion here.
OTHER DISTRICTS IN DANGER
Wins Carries Cinders to leathern.
Portion of Island ef
Martialone. - V
PARIS, May 19. Governor L'Huerre ot
Martinique has cabled to the colonial min
ister, M. DeCrala, announcing that Mount
Pelee continues to throw up Immense
quantities of clndera, which, owing to
change in tne direction or the wind, are
now covering the southern districts of the
Violent explosions have been beard at
LeCarbett. The governor further declared
there Is no danger of an outbreak on the
part ot the population of the northern dls
trtcts of the Island, as alleged, on account
of the people being out of work.
HURRICANE IN EAST INDIA
Many Llvee Are Lest Darlnat a Ter-
rlfle Storm In the British Frov.
Ince ef Selnde.
BOMBAY, May 19. A destructive hurrl
csne has swept over the province ot Sclnde,
British India. .
Forty miles ot the Sclnde railroad was
washed away and bridges, houses and em
Fifty miles of telegraph wirea also were
destroyed. Many lives were lost.
Reports of VprlslnaT Differ.
PEKIN, Msy 19. The reporte from the
disturbed district of ths province of Chi LI
are conflicting. The Foreign office today
notified the ministers that the uprising had
been quelled and that Its leader and most
ot his lieutenants were captured. Foreign
era at Pao Ting Fu, however, asaert that
the leader escaped and . that the country ta
still greatly excited. The body and bead of
the priest recently murdered have been re
covered and have been given to the nils
slon for burial.
Cardinals te Represent the Pope.
ROME. May 19 As It will be impossible
for the pope to undertake the strain of the
work In connection with the Philippine
mission, ha will appoint a commission ot
three cardinals to confsr with the American
delegates and it Is thought likely that
Cardinals Martlnalli, Batolll and Vlvesl
Tuto, the laat named a Spaniard, will con
stltute this committee. Mgr. Oaeaharr) will
act aa secretary.
Attempt to Kill Haeslaa Governor.
ST. PETERSBURG. Msy 19. An unsuc
cessful attempt waa made yesterday even
ing to aaaaaaioate ths governor of Vllna.
According to the record books available
Lieutenant General von Wahl la the gov
ernor of Vllna. European Russia. General
von Wahl was formerly chief of polloe of
St. Petersburg and had a great deal ot
trouble with the atudanta there a number
ot years back.
MINERS QUIET BUT FIRM
Btrikere Maintain Order While Eiridlt
Adhering to Their Union Fledges.
MANY GO TO EUROPE FOR VACATIONS
President Mitchell Establishes Head.
quarters and Also a Cold Exterior
v . Those Seeking; laforma-
.v.. ' .on as to Hie Plana.
May 19. Presl-
Workera of . ' .'
the United Mine
' ved here from
Hazleton shortl, K; 'Vdock tonight
and established stt. , juarters at the
Hotel Hart. . -
The national president stated that, so
far aa the miners' aide of the controversy
was concerned, the situation had not
changed In the least. Mr. Mitchell's at
tention wss called to the fact that the city
of Philadelphia had contracted for a sup
ply ot bituminous coal to take the place of
the anthracite which had been cut off by
the railroad companies furnishing It In
reply to a question aa to whether the mine
workers would attempt to prevent the
shipment ot soft coal to places where
hard coal Is used, he said:
"Considering the proposition la a gen
eral way, I will say that we do not desire
to make any city a victim or have any
person suffer because ot our quarrel with
the coal companies."
He wss pressed for a more explicit state
ment but refused to go Into it any deeper.
except to say that It was a matter which
would have to be settled by the three ex
ecutive boards of the anthracite fields.
They will meet here on Wednesday.
Judging by the action of the union dur
ing the last strike, when efforts were made
to stop the shipment of soft coal Into an
thracite territory. It la not unlikely that
the miners may take similar action within
the next few days.
Two carloads ot foreigners left the Ha-
cleton region today. Most of them were
booked for' New York, whence they will
sail tor their native lands. Soms of the
foreigners will seek work In the bituminous
NEW YORK, May 19. Fully 6,000 miners,
foreigners, have left Lackawanna county
within the last week for Europe for a holi
day during the strike. It Is estimated that
at least 80,000 strikers will take advantage
of the tleup tor a trip to their old home
' Mlnera Are Unlet.
HAZLETON. Pa.. May 19. The second
week of the total suspension of hard coal
mining, as a result of the deadlock between
the miners and mine owners, began today
without the faintest ripple to disturb the
calmness ot the situation, A Sunday still
ness prevails everywhere
Not one ot the coal companies In this
territory made an Attempt to start up a
colliery todsy, and not a miner wandered
near tho big black breakers. The collleriei
and their surroundings had a desolate ap
pearance. No one was about except the
engineers, firemen and pump runners, whose
duty it 1st to ksep the mines tree from
water . and gas, the stable men who are
looking after the mules that have' been
brought to the surface, after having been
tn total darkness for two years, .and the
repairmen, men who are doing odd Job
ot patchwork tn and about the buildings
For the want of something better to do
the local miners In all the mining villages
and coal patches held meetlnga today. At
tbeae gatherings speeches were made by the
local leaders for the purpose of keeping
up the courage of the men. New members
were taken In by some ot the locals and
the matter ot preparing to relieve the dis
tress in case the strike is prolonged was
The locals aa a rule do not furnlah money.
but provide coal, food and other necessaries
of life as they are needed. As far as can
be learned there have been no applications
received by the union for aid.
Mitchell Haa Nothing? to Say,
President Mitchell was at work early
today on his correspondence. He had little
of Importance to Impart to the group ot
newspaper correspondents. When aaksd for
some newa be made the empbatlo state
ment that he would not any a word regard'
lng that phase ot the situation.
The first announcement of any kind that
be will make bearing on that subject will
be the formal Issuance of the call for the
special national convention which la de
sired by the three anthracite diatrtcts. He
will not Issue that call until he has re
celved the petition ot two additional die
trlcts needed to make up the five that are
necessary under the laws of the United
Mine Workers' organization (to call a con
His proposed trip to Spring Valley. 111.,
at the end ot the present week will be for
the purpose. of visiting his family and to
prepare for a probable long stay In this
region. His intention to visit national
headquarters at Indianapolis, on his return
trip, he said, had no significance at all. He
said he expects to be in the east for some
time and he wants to close up some official
business at Indlanaoolts.
EASTON, Pa, May 19. Aa a result ot tho
anthracite coal miners' strike the 600 men
employed at the Lehigh Valley Railroad
company's shops here have been put on
short time. The present order is for forty
hours work a week, but the belief Is that
If the strike continues this week a further
reduction In working hours will result.
The road haa taken off all tta coal trains
and only three of the fifteen crews usually
employed In making up trains here are at
FATERSON, N. J , May 19. Every dye
bouse in this city was closed today as
result of the order mads last week for
general atrlke. Two policemen were sta
tloned at each dye house as a precautionary
measure, but there waa no disorder up to
noon today. The strikers have planned
to send aome of their men to the Pensyl
vanla towna, where silk skein dying Is done
and to Petersburg, Va., ' whh a view of
bringing Into the union the men working
tn the dye houses In those placea and in
ductng them to add to the strength of the
strike by quitting their tubs In sympathy,
Yardmen talt Strike.
DENISON, Tex., May 19. The strike ef
the yardmen on the Missouri, Kansas
Tsxas railroad came to an end today. The
terms of the agreement are simply that
the men return to work under conditions
prevailing when they went out and that
S. H. Warner assume the duties of night
Hill te Inspect Bnrllnctea Property
CHICAGO. 111., May 19. James J. Hill
arrived in Chicago tor the purpose ot in
speotlng the property of the Chicago, Bur
ungtoo quincy railroad. In company
with President Oeorge B. Harris, he began
a ten-days' trip which will cover the
greater part of the Burlington's prop
Mr. Hill said hie trip waa merely inspec
tion of terminal faculties ac4 had ao gig.
mace noo. ""'.
Stockholders of Steel Cenrera Author
ise Retirement of Preferred and
Creation ef Snbetlfnte.
NEW YORK, Msy 19. A special meeting
ot the stockholders of the Vnited SUtes
Steel corporation was held Id Hoboken to
consider resolutions adopted by tire di
rectors providing tor the retirement ot
10,000,000 of preferred stock and the Is
suing of $250,000,000 of new bonds.
C. H. Venner of Boston entered a formal
protest against the carrying out of the
plan for exchanged bonds tor preferred
stock. He objected on the ' ground that
there was no authority of law for the cor
poration to change Its stock for bonds and
further that the act of the New Jersey leg
islature permitting the company to make
this exchange wse unconstitutional and
void. On motion the protest was received
and placed on tile.
Oeorge Rlghter. Jr., who said he repre
sented holders of 7,000 shares ot stock, pro
tested against the proposed payment of 4
per cent commission to the underwriters
of the Inue ot $250,000,000 bonds.
Resolutions authorising the changes pro
posed by the directors were adopted. The
secretary of the meeting announced that 80
per cent of the preferred and 78 per cent
of the common sharea were voted lit favor
of the plan.
Before the resolutions were adopted
Samuel S. Strong of Providence protested
against the plan. He said he wrote on
May 9 to get a copy o ftbe contract be
tween the corporation and 3. P. Morgan &
Co. relative to the underwriting of the new
bond issue. He failed to get a prompt re
ply, but after writing several more letters
he got an answer on Friday Isst and re
ceived a copy of the contract.
He said he believed that a good many
stockholders who had sent proxies to the
meeting had never had an opportunity to see
the contract at all. In view of these cir
cumstances he moved that the meeting
should be adjourned for one month In order
that all the stockholders might have an
opportunity to learn just what they were
asked on. The motion waa lost.
FERRY BOATS IN f COLLISION
One Collide with Float OS New York
Battery and Other with
NEW YORK, May 19. The ferry boat
Mauch Chunk of the Central railroad of
New Jersey, collided with a railroad float
oft the Battery today. The Mauch Chunk
had a number of passengers aboard and its
captain did not back out from the float for
fear that the water would rush In at the
hole made by the collision. The float and
terry boat drifted down the bay together.
and, as there was a heavy- fog, were soon
lost sight of from shore. The ferry boats
Easton and Castleton went out to atand by
the Mauch Chunk to take off the passengers
All the paasengers were taken oft the
Mauch Chunk by the Easton and were
landed in Jersey City. No on was hurt.
The float which collided with the Mauch
Chunk belonged to the Baltimore el Ohio
railroad. It waa being towed by the tug
Ell Conan. There were about fifty pas
aeogerg on the ferry boat uJ5ir time
there was much excitement. 1 ' -
The Staten Island ferryboat Mlddletown
was in collision with the steam yacht Alleen
this morning. The ferry boat's cabin was
badly damaged and it is reported one man
was killed. The Alleen belong to Richard
Stevens ot the New York Yscht club.
The man killed waa J. C. Atterbury of
New Brighton, States Island, a passenger
on Mlddletown. The ferry steamer - was
loaded with passengers and the collision
created a great deal of excitement, but no
one else has been reported hurt. Both ves
sels were bound up the bay when the yacht
suddenly appeared out ot the fog and
struck the ferryboat. The bowsprit of the
yacht penetrated the men's oabln and was
broken off. Beyond this the yacht appar
ently sustained no further damage and pro
ceeded on Its way.
KODAK CONCERNS COMBINE
Consolidation is Effected with Capital
of Thirty-Five Million :
NEW YORK. May 19. Details of the
plan for the consolidation of ths kodak
enterprises have been published. The ag
gregate cash value of all of these enter'
prises le estimated at $20,000,000 and cap!
tal stock ot the consolidsted corporation Is
$3fi.occ.000. The new company, which has
bees incorporated in New Jersey, will ac
quire properties all ovar the world.
The business of the various companies to
be taken over consists principally of the
manufacture and sale of photographic cam
eras, dry plates, Sims, papers and other
materials, with the principal factories at
Rochester and Jamestown, N. Y.; Harrow,
England, and Toronto, Canada. Ot the new
capital stock ot $35,000,000 there will be
1,000,000 shares of preferred stock psying t
per cent cumulative dtvldenda and 250,000
ahares of common stock. The executive
office of the new company will be in
ONE DEAD AND EIGHT HURT
Resnlt ef the Explosion ef a Tank of
Gasoline in Pitt,
riTTSBURO, May 19. On man Is re
ported dead and eight Injured aa a result
of the explosion of a tank of gasoline today
at 98 Winnebago street, south side.
ADAM GRIPP, aged 18; buried In the
ruin and body not recovered.
John Oagen, aged 15; Wltsentl Morosky,
aged 20; Stanl Shrevsl, aged 10; Andrew
Chilling, aged 6; George Kafnlsh. aged 25
Peter Orosky, aged 22; Bord Scots, aged I
Annie Mueller, aged 4.
The injured were all badly burned and
several are in a serious condition.
PROFESSOR KILLS HIMSELF
Iaatmctor In Colleg-e Broods Over
Fallnre to Be Re-employed and
PORTLAND, Ore., May 19. Prof. Eugene
Ia Schaeffer, senior master at Bishop Scott
academy, a school conducted under the dl
rectlon of the Episcopal church, committed
suicide by shooting himself with a revolver.
His body was found sitting in a chair In on
of the class rooms.
Prof. Schaeffer was 60 years old. ot schol
arly attainments and bad been employed la
the academy for ten years. He had not
been re-employed tor the coming year, and
It is supposed thst b became despondent
He came here from Bethleheia, Pa., and
for some time was employed in the en
gtneerlng -dspartaaeftt ot the UaJoa F Seine
ORDER ISSUANCE 0
IOT SPRINGS SOLDIERS' 110ME
Bill Passes House and Goes to Senate for
Action on Amendment.
NDIAN TRADER GETS NO EXTENSION
Belief that Senate Exceeded Its Au
thority In Appropriating Money
' Belonging- to Omaha and
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, May 19. (Special Tele
gram.) The bill tor the Hot 8prlngs san
itarium passed the house late this afternoon.
It was the culmination of one of the most
ggresslve efforts ever msde by a delega-
ion for a measure and too much credit
cannot be given Representative Martin
and Burke for the way In which they con
ducted the campaign for recognition, Speak
8peaker Henderson finally capitulating.
The naval appropriation bill had been dis
posed of and Gardner's elgbt-hour law had
been passed when the house was about to
Representative Martin was on his feet
and secured recognition for the considera
tion of the Hot Spring sanitarium measure.
Representative Richardson of Tennessee,
leader of the democratic minority, objected
to unanimous consideration being given, but
Mr. Martin having anticipated this move
ment forestalled action by moving that the
bill be taken up and tellers being de
manded the vote was overwhelmingly In
favor of consideration, only three members
voting In the negstlve. Mr. Martin then
explained the provisions of the measure and
waa followed by Representative Sbafroth of
Colorado, who eald he would support the
bill notwithstanding that Colorado had a
similar bill for wnlch he could not receive
consideration from the speaker.
Uncle Joe Cannon, the watchdog ot the
treasury, gave the bill a gentle rqaet, but
It did not avail much. Representative Rich
ardson, after having blocked the bill for
unanimous consideration, stated that he did
not desire to take up the time of the
house In discussing the measure and the
bill was put on Its passage.
The bill now goes to the senate, which
undoubtedly will at once concur In the
house amendments. Thla bill, which car
ries an appropriation of $150,000 and which
was changed from a soldiers' home to a
sanitarium by the military affairs commit
tee of the house, has been pending In con
gress for four terms and ha passed the
senate tour times.
Ko New Lease for O'Connor.
E. A. Wlltse of Pender, who has been In
Washington the last few day on matters
connected with the Omaha and Winnebago
Indian agency, left for New York tonight
enroute home. Mr. Wlltse confessed that
bis visit to the Indian office did not avail
much, due to the absence of Commissioner
Jones. He stated that there waa no change
In the situation so far as tb Winnebago
agency trader -was concerned, that his lease
would not be renewed on Its expiration
early In July. As to Agent Mathewson, he
had learned nothing except that a personal
representative of Secretary Hitchcock had
been sent to tbe Omsba and Winnebago
reservation. - That thla Inspector, - Mr.
Church, was now at the agency and would
probably be there for some days to come,
Senator Millard stated tonight that there
seemed to be a growing Impression that C
E. Magoon of Lincoln would be appointed
to the vacant place on the court ot claims
bench; that Mr.. Magoon stood very high
In the estimation of Secretary Root and
War department officials who have aeen the
president In Magoon's behalf.
Believe Appropriation Illegal.
There is a decided Impression prevalent
among some of the lawyers In the sen
ate that the action of tbe senate commit
tee on. Indian affairs In appropriating $10,
000 out of the money which the Omaha andj
Winnebago Indians have In the treasury
for construction and repair of bridges on
the reservation is Illegal and that the sec
retary of the Interior will ao hold. Sena
tor Millard, talking of the matter, said
'We have clearly exceeded our right In
taking money out ot the Omaha Indiana1
trust fund for repair ot bridges on the
Winnebago reservation, and vice versa.
The Indisns themselves would not submit
to this, and certainly the secretary of the
Interior will not permit it to be done.
Representative Mondell's bill to pay Ed
ward Stahle and Artist, deputy land sur
veyors, for land surveyed by them under
contract with limited liability and paying
them some $400 for excess, was reported
favorably today by the bouse committee on
The supreme court today granted a mo
tlon of the attorney general of South Da
kota that oral testimony be taken In the
original suit of South Dakota against
North Carolina, growing out of the pur
chase of bonds. Any persons agreed upon
by parties In the esse may, under order
of court, act ss commissioner and should
the parties to the case fall to name I
commissioner, then any justice ot the su
pre me court may appoint such commls
Congressman and Mrs. Walter I. Smith of
Council Bluffs are among the guests ot
Representatve Thompson of Alabama, who
has taken a score of . congressmen and
their wives to his huge plantation tor the
purpose ot giving them a more accurate
and practical understanding ot conditions
tn the south.
Senator Allison stated today ' that the
body of Jerome L. Mudge of Sioux City,
who died in Manila April 20, and who was
employed In the civil eervlce of the gov
ernment would be brought back to the
United States on the next transport, KU
The comptroller of the currency has ap
proved the conversion ot tbe Farmers'
State bank ot Clear Lake, 8. D Into the
First National bank ot Clear Lake with
$25,000 capital. The corporate existence
of the First National bank of Huron, 8
D., haa been extended until May 19, 1922
The National Bank of Commerce of New
York haa been approved as reserve agent
for the National State bank of Burling
Oeorge Bingham of Brltton, S. D., has
been admitted to practice before the In
The salary of the postmaster at Pocahon
tas la., has been Increased from $1,000 to
$1,200, and at Butte, Neb., from $1,000 to
David C. Dodd of Omaha has been ap
pointed a railway mail clerk.
Postmasters appointed: South Dakota
A. D. Hsvens, Conning, Hughes county; H.
W. Mett, Miranda. Faulk county; W. H
Vallmer, Staseton Agency, Roberts county.
Wyoming E. H. Lert, Archer, Laramie
These Nebraska rural free delivery routes
have been ordered established July 1: Au
rora. ons additions! route, araa covered
thirty square mllea, population 525; Don!
pban. Hall county, two routes, area sixty
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CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
Forecast fhr Nebranka Phowers and
Thunderstorms and Cooler Tuesday;
Temperature at Omaha Yeaterdayi
mt. Ttrmt. Moar. Des.
S a. tn (W
O n. m 64
T a. m A4
a. ra ..... .
9 n. m T
10 n. in Ui
11 n. m !
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LOOK FOR A BITTER CONTEST
Sonthern Methodists Will Take Ip
War Claims as Leading
DALLAS, Tex., May 19. Tomorrow the
war claim takes precedence over other
business In the conference of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, and a bitter con
test doubtless will ensue.
A sharp dlscuslon was precipitated just
before adjournment today by a demand to
know why the minority report of the pub
lishing committee had not been printed, as
ordered by the conference. The reason
developed wss that the publisher ot the
official organ feared a lawsuit.
Dr. F. Luke Wiseman, fraternal messen
ger from England, and Dr. B reck en of the
Canadian Methodist church, bade goodbye
to the conference.
Bishop Wilson announced a special com
mittee to consider Dr. Gross Alexander's
paper on child labor, which was presented
to the conference last Saturday.
An amendment to the report ot the com
mittee on episcopacy, directing; that the
conference to elect three new bishops, was
laid on the table. The report providing
for two was adopted.
Bishop Hargrove asked to be relieved
from active service on account of physical
Infirmities. The election of bishops and
other connectlonal officers was set for next
WATTERSON STAYS IN SADDLE
Veteran Editor Remains n Controllns;
Force of Coarler-Jonrnnl at
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 19. The will of
the late Walter N. Haldeman, president ot
cbe Louisville Courier-Journal company,
which wss admitted to probate today, names
as executors his wife, Elisabeth Haldeman,
Colonel Bennett H. Young and hla aon, Bruce
The publication of the Courier-Journal
and the Louisville Evening Times Is to be
continued under the financial direction of
the executors and tbe general management
ot the decedent's sons, W. B. and Bruce
Haldeman, and "under the advice and di
rection of the decedent's friend, Henry Wat-
The will make several bequests to Mr.
Haldeman's children, and grand children
and excepting these bequests the use of the
Income of the decedents' property Is be
queathed to his widow. Tbe trust commit
ted to the executors Is for ten years, fu
ture disposition of the estate to be governed
by circumstances that may exist at the
end ot hl period.
WILL OF LATE ARCHBISHOP
Corrla-aW Estate Goes to Three Blsh
ops, Snrvivor to Become
i Sole Lesntee.
NEW YORK. May 19. The will of Arch
bishop Michael A. Corrlgan was tiled for
probate today. It Is aa follows:
I live, devise snd beaueath all my es
tate, both real and personal, of whatever
name ana nature ana wneresoever situa
ted, whether In possession, reversion, re
mainder or otherwise, unto Right Rev,
Charles E. McDonnell, btnhop of the City
of Brooklyn; Kignt nev. winana h. wig'
ger, bishop of the City of Newark, N. J.
nit Rleht Rev. Henry Gabriels. bishoD o:
Ogdensburg, N. Y., to have and to hold
as joint tenants and not as tenants in
By the terms of the will the final sur
vlvor of the three named legatees will even
tually get the entire estate. The complete
value of the estate la placed at about $125,'
Bishop Wig ger, one of the tenants, is
COMING TO NEBRASKA TO WED
Msssncbvsett Women te Be the Wife
of Wheeler County Man She
Hns Never Seen.
WEBSTER, Mass.. Msy 19. (Special Tel
egram.) -Cupid has made a romantic con
quest in this town, Mrs. Mary 8. Adams,
an attractive widow ot 60, having sue
cumbed to the long-distance wooing of a
man whom she has never seen. Mrs,
Adams started today for tbe town of Bart-
lett. Wheeler county. Neb., to meet Charles
B. Curtis, who Is reputed to be a wealthy
farmer, and If he keeps hie word they will
be married upon her arrival. He plans to
have the marriage performed at Albion,
Neb. He haa a daughter living In Bartletl.
Neb., and another married daughter living
In Springfield, Mass.
RIPLEY'S GENEROUS PRESENT
President ef Santa Fe Gives Twenty
Thonsand for New V. M. C. A.
TOPEKA. May 19. President Ripley of
the Santa Fe has offered the railroad Young
Men's Christian association of thla city $20,-
000 for a new building. He stipulates that
the association secure a site and $10,000.
Tbe proposition has been accepted and ths
building, which will be a three-story mod
era structure, will be started as soon as the
necessary preliminaries can be arranged.
PACKERS LEAVE NEW YORK
Foar Firms Establish Offices la Jersey
City and Twa- Others May
NEW YORK. May 19 Swift ft Co., Ar
mour A Co., Sehwarazchlld si Sulzberger
company and the G. H. Hammond company,
packers, moved their New York City office
equipments to Jersey City today. It
said In Jersey City that the offices of Nel
son Morris Qo. and the Cudahy Packing
company will be moved to New Jersey
Band ef Wild Uofi Kill Cattle.
SIOUX FALLS, 8. D.. Msy 19. (Special
A band of outlaw or semi-wtld dogs is
causing Buffalo county farmers and stock
men considerable annoyance and loss. The
doge cbas cattle which are graslng la
pastures or on the ranges and In several
recent instances have killed valuable snl
mals. The dogs are as fierce as tbe gray
wolves, which are tbe bane of the cattle
men. and efforts wtll be mad to aster
STORM RILLS EIGHTY
Texas Tornado Leaves Death and Destruc
tion in Its Harrow Path.
HISTORIC TOWN OF GOLIAD A WRECK
Strip of City Two Blocks Wide and 0tet
Mile Long Swept Clean,
HAVOC IN SURROUNDING COUNTRY
Wind Does Its Fatal Work in Tire Minute
When Belief Begins.
EFFECTS OF STORM APPARENT IN NORTH
Iowa Get It Share. Kansas la
and Wisconsin and Sonth Dakota
. Towns setter Severe
HOUSTON. Tex.. May 19. The latest re
ports from Golaid state that seventy-nine
persons were killed and ninety-five Injured
by the tornado, which passed over the
city yesterday afternoon. The property
lots In the city and surrounding country
probably will reach 1200.000. Tbe storm
swept the city from end to end and demol
ished 150 store and residences.
The tornado, which was proceeded by a
terrific downpour of hail, lasted only a few
minutes. The hailstorm drove the peoole
Into their houses, where they were caught
by the death-dealing wind which came on
them with terrific force, leveling everything
In its path. Tbe tornado swept an area
250 yards wide for a distance of a mile and a
half. Houses collapsed as If built ot card
board, covering the dead and Injured with
debris which necessarily made the work
of rescue slow.
People Flock to the Town.
People flocked to the town from all of ths
surrounding country. Msny of them had
relative In the city. The work of recu
has been carried on all day and the funerals
of several of the victims took place this
afternoon, Tbe supply ot coffins has been
replenished from other towns and a large
force of laborers Is still at work digging
graves for many of the victims. Tbe cltl
xens have perfected an organisation and
everything is conducted In an orderly man
ner, the work of caring for the dead and
Injured now being on a systcmatlo basts.
The storm wrought hsvoc to the surround
ing country, but no Uvea are reported lost
Governor Bayers today Issued an appeal
to the mayors of all cities ot 1,000 people
and over in the state of Texas asking them
to send food to Golaid and raise funds for
A partial list ot tbe dead follows:
Whit people killed:
MRS. JOHNSON, aged 0.
MARGARET POPE, '
PINKIE LOTT, daughter ot William
MRS. PURL AND TWO CHILDREN. .
MAUDE AND ALICE).
TWO AUGERSTEIN CHILDREN.
MRS. STAPLE AND THREE CHIL
MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM HEARD AND
JOSEPH SAVAGE AND TWO CHIL
MR. NEWCOMB, WirE AND CHILD.
MR. SMITH of Rockport. who was visit
ing his daughter..
MRS. HARBISON AND LITTLE BOY.
RUBY MADDOX AND CHILD.
MRS. CASEY AND MAUDE CASEY.
The remainder of tbe dead are negroes,
The white persons who are bells red to
be fatally injured are:
Mrs. L. W. Chilton, internally.
Leanad Vondohlen, aged 4. . ' '
Mrs. Kate Savage, spinal Injuries.
Mrs. Irene Augerateln, skull fractured,"
Miss Claud Mathlas, head Injured. i
Mrs. Mary Harbison, back and fcaid
J. B. Heinmann, Internal. ' '
Mr. J. B. Heinmann, skull . fraoturSfl,
B. 8. Mathla. internal and head,
W. F. Purl, skull crushed.
John Augerateln, head hurt.
R. D. Newcomb, legs hurt.
Angle Lott, severely crushed.
Irene Newcom, hurt about legs.
Mrs. Call I Goode, head,
O. E. Pope, bead.
Mrs. P. D. Harring, bead.
Miss Jennie Harring, aptne.
Mrs. W. H. Maddox, badly crushed.
The negroes fatally hurt number five.
Flooded hy n Waterapont.
LA CROSSE. Wis., May 19. Advices re-.
celved today from Prsston, Minn., a few
miles from here on the Dubuque division of
tbe Milwaukee road, state that the water
spout which struck noar Prsston last nlgat
flooded the country for miles around and
caused the death by drowning of four peo
ple. The property loss will be very heavy.
During the storm Alderman Donky was
killed by lightning.
According to the reports eight feet of
water swept over the town, moving eight or
ten houses fifteen to twenty feet from
where they originally stood. The Milwau
kee road's tracks were washed out for four
miles out of town and. ths dspot twisted
around by water. The lumber yards owned
by the C. L. Colman Lumber company are
reported to be under from two to three test
of mud and wattr, and much of ths lumber
has been carried off by tb flood.
At Bloomer, Wis., Evelton Garug was
klled by lightning. Reports received (rocs
tbe western part of tbe county say it wss
one of the worst storms ever witnessed In
that section. On the level prairie la the
township of York tt was reported that many
farmers lost a great deal ot stock, and Bear
Granger about twenty buildings were de
molished. A confirmed report bas just reached here
that Michael Wllbrlsht. living west ef
Forestvtlle, lost four children, his bars,
house and all contents, everything was
swept down the stream. Three bodies hare
been found and the fourth one la stilt
Waterloo' Heavy Loss,
DES MOINES, May 19. A cloudburst at
Waterloo early Sunday morning praotlcally
ruined every house on the tract known as
"Dry Run" In Waterloo. Fifty buildings
were damaged and sevetal were washsd
away. A number of thrilling rescues were
made with boats, but no lose of life oc
curred. The Wapslplnleon river overran its
banks, doing much damage. Trafflo on the
Great Western wss delaysd all day Sunday
owing to washouts near Oelweln, and the
Illinois Csntral and Burlington, Cedar Rap
Ida Northern railways suffered similarly.
Near Independence an Illinois Central
freight train was wrecked wit ao fatalities.
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