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The Omaha Daily
ESTABLISHED JUNE 10, 1871.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 1), 1002.
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PLEASURE IS ENDED
SCxcureion Train In Michigan Jumpi the
Track with Serious Result.
ONE PERSON KILLED AND FIFTY INJURED
Several of the Injured Are Reported to
' Be in a Serions Condition.
irlREE OF THE NUMBER LIKELY TO DIE
Jlany More Receive Slight Outs and Erniiei
at a Remit of Accident
MAJORITY OF VICTIMS FROM ALPENA
"Tender Jumps the Track and Sodden
top Throw Three Coaches Into
the Dlt?h and One of
Them is Trleacoped.
ALPENA. Mich., June 8. An excursion
train on the Detroit Mackinaw railroad
which left here this morning for Saginaw,
consisting of an engine and twelve coaches
and carrying over BOO passengers, was
wrecked at Black river, while running at
peed of forty miles an hour.
i One man was Instantly killed, ihree were
probably fatally Injured and nearly fifty
others received Injuries of various degrees
of severity, ranging from bruises and cuts
to broken limbs.
AUGUST QROSSINSKI, Alpena.
Following are the most aerlously Injured:
' John McCarthy, Alpena, left arm broken
nid serious internal injuries, will probably
Ernest Legstskl, Alpena, right leg broken
and probably fatal Internal Injuries.
Jacob Mondorff, Alpena. . probable fatal
' Otto Knowski, head badly cut and breast
' Louis Peppier, Alpena, right thigh frac
tured. . Oeorge Boyne, Buffalo, sprained back and
lace and neck bruised.
. Cary Beyer, right leg broken, three toes
cut off and heed seriously injured.
; Ernest Desjardlna.
Christian Wolff, all of Alpena.
Jerry Sherrette, Bad Axe.
, J. C. RorUon.
Mrs. Charles McDonald.
P. J. Goldsmith, Chicago, slightly.
The excursion was under the auapices of
(he German Aid society of Alpena. Whfn
the train reached Black river the tendt-r
jumped the track. Engineer Hopper In
stantly set the air brakes and reversed bis
The sudden atop threw the first three
coachee of the train off the track and Into
the ditch. The first car was thrown half
round and the next two coaches plowed
through It and cut It la two.
' August Groslnskl, the only person killed,
was seated In this coach, with forty other
excursionists. His body waa terribly
crushed and death waa instantaneous.
The escape of the others in the car was
well nigh miraculous. Groalnskl's little son
occupied the came aeat with him, but the
lad was uninjured. The three wrecked
coaches were piled up In a heap and 200
feet of the track was torn up.
, As soon as the occupants of the unin
jured coaches recovered from the ahock and
surprise they rushed to the wrecked cars
nd began aiding the injured. They were
extricated from the wreck with frantic
haste and given all possible relief, pending
the arrival of the relief train. ThU train
brought eight surgeons from Alpena.
After temporary dressings had been made
of the most serious wounds all the injured
Were brought back to this city, where the
surgeons worked over them until late to
tight. CANAL WEEK IN SENATE
Bepporters of Nicaragua Route Will
Try to Secure Vote on Bill
WASHINGTON, June I. The greater part
ef the time of the senate the present week
will be given to the lnteroceanic bill. An
effort probably will be made by the sup
porters of the Nicaragua route to secure an
agreement to vote on the bill next Sat
urday, but the probabilities are all against
Senator Harris of Kansaa will open the
debate tomorrow in support of the Nicara
gua route and he will be followed by va
rious other senators for and against tho
Senator Fairbanks has given formal no
tice of a speech on Wednesday. He will
upport the Spooner bill.
Tomorrow in the morning hour Senator
Simmons of North Carolina will speak on
the bill creating a national park in the
Southern Appalachian mountains, and in ac
cordance with the agreement reached yes.
terday the morning hour of other days
will be devoted to consideration of Senator
Nelson's bill for the abolition of the Lon
don dock change until a vote shall be takea
Saturday after 4 o'clock the senate will
listen to eulogies of the character of the
late Representative 8tokea of South Caro
lina. On Friday the nomination of General
William Croxler to be chief of the ordnance
bureau will be considered in executive ses
sion. It ts probable that Senator Hale will
call up the naval appropriation bill during
the week, but he has given no notice or
STOCK YARDS MEN WIN STRIKE
Compear Gives la at Last Moment
and General Walkoat le
CHICAGO. June i The threatened strike
tomorrow of all the allied unlona employed
by the different meat packing concerns was
verted tonight by the stock yards company
Surrendering to the slock yards employes'
union. All the demands of the union were
granted snd the cattle drivers who were
recently discharged after forming a union
will return to work tomorrow morning In
their former places.
The settlement of the trouble was brought
bout by Michael Donnelly, president of
the butchers' and meat cutters' national
organisation. Mr. Donnelly had held sev
eral conferences with officers of the cora-
-tny In an effort to adjust the dispute, and.
" a last resort, had notified the company
that unleee the men ahould be reinstated at
once all the union employee at the Union
lock yards would be called out on strike.
The company's surrender came aa a great
surprise to the men and there wsa general
rejoicing that one of the riui trlb.a
aoatemjpUtsd la Chicago had been avoided.
UNITED STATES WAR POWER
Government' Chances with First
Class European Country DIs
raased In Germany.
BERLIN', June S. In the Deutsche Mon
atschrlft for June an anonymous writer,
apparently a naval officer high fank.
discusses the possible sure y, V United
States in a war with a flr 'V-.-oesn
power. He says: ,t '',. "
The United 8tstes' taste
and enormously widening relation
part of the world multiplies the
of controversies with any one of the gr.
powers, though It Is quite Impossible to
predict the cause of a quarrel. What can
be measured Is the United States' offenslvs
power. Land operations in Europe are Im
poselble because of the difficulties of the
organization of a government. United
States transportment and lodgement in
Europe and Its maintenance here are too
vast for consideration; blockade with Its
present fleet is likewise impracticable.
The time may come when the United
States will have the greatest fleet in the
world, except that of England. No lack of
resources exists, but the problem of man
ning such a fleet is a difficult one. The in
dications are that the United States will
be unable to obtain the 35,000 seamen re
quired for her ships in 1904.
The United States being unable to at
tack the continent, must, therefore, turn
to the colonies of Its adversaries. To at
tack them an expeditionary force must be
organized. In the meantime, the European
power could easily reinforce Its garrisons,
though In widespread possessions. The
Americans could And vulnerable points, but
the difficulties of supplying the expeditions
would be almost Insurmountable.
Here the paper concludes that for some
years to come the United States' offensive
power offers little danger to a European
REVIVES TALK OF ROCHAMBEAU
Old General Made Member of
Levlon of Honor by the
(Copyright. 1902. by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, June 8. (New York World Ca-
uiegram tspeciai Telegram.) The Ro
cbambeau celebration has revived the
cnarming story of how the great man was
admitted Into the LeaIon of Honor. The
order was Instituted by Napoleon 100 years
ago. me nrst great council of the lecion
unanimously decided to send the old hero
a letter of admission, but Rochambeau, by
a gesture, refused It, begging that it might
oe conierrea on bis son. General Rochaxn
dbu. wno was defending at that time
Martinique against the English. Time
passed. When Napoleon was crowned em
peror he recalled the great charges of the
ancient court and distributed several
grades of the legion. He remembered the
marshal and sent him a brevet of grand
office, with a letter lnformlne- him that hv
his rank of ancient marshal of France he
conferred on him this grade without mak
ing him pass by the Inferior grades. The
old marshal wae obliged this time to ac
cept. He waa for that matter in bed on
his property of Rochambeau and he wrote
on this occasion these beautiful and simple
words: "The device of the cross Is
'Honor and native land.' I have always
professed these sentiments with loyalty
during my military career.'
PAUNCEF0TE JURNS TABLES
Makes a Neat Retort to a Diplomat
Who Had Criticised the
(Copyright. 1902. by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS. June 8. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) A story illus
trative of Lord Pauncefote s wit has been
told since his death. Lord Pauncefote was
at the peace congress at The Hague as the
representative of Great Britain and took
notes with a pen whose handle mart.
of a dumdum bullet case. One day a rep
resentative or a rorelgn power said to him:
"My lord, you are wrong to use that mur
derous capsule in writing at this con
gress. Objects employed by a person are
often symbols. They can become had and
such la the Vase here like an avowal of the
person's Ideaa and manner of being."
Lord Pauncefote smiled, but mada ha an.
swer. Next day the moralist of the day
Derore wanted to do some writing and,
turning to the English diplomat, requested
him to lend him a Den. Lord Pannoefni
gravely produced a goose quill from his
pocket and handed It to the man. Then
when the latter was writing Lord Paunce
fote said to him: "8lr, you are wrong to use
tant Kind or instrument. Objects employed
by person are often symbols. Thev ran
become and such Is the case like an
avowal of the person's Idea and manner
KRUGER TO REMAIN IN HOLLAND
Declarea He Will End Ills Days In
Country Which Gare Him
BRUSSELS. June 8 Mr. Kroger de
clares that he will end hie days In Hol
land. CORLISS FEELS CONFIDENT
Author of Taclfle Cable Bill Assured
that Meaaure Will Pass
WASHINGTON, June 8. The house nro-
gram for this week Includes consideration
of the Pacific cable and the senate Irriga
tion dims, watch the rulea committee Is
anxious to have disposed of before the time
set for taking up the first government' bill.
Special rules have been prepared for con
sideration of both measures. The cable
bill will be given two aud the Irrigation bill
The cable bill provides for an American
built and an American laid cable to connect
our Insular possessions in the Philippiuea.
It carries a direct appropriation out of the
treasury for this purpose.
The prospects of its passage are not
considered bright. Mr. Corliss, ths author
of the bill, professes confidence that It will
pass. The opposition to the measure be
lieves the cable to the Philippines should
be laid bg private enterprise.
Some of the house leaders, Including Mr.
Cannon, chairman of the appropriation com
mittee, it is understood will oppose the
irrigation bill, but the friends ot the mess,
ure are very hopeful of Its passage.
Tomorrow is District of Columbia day.
AH tbe appropriation bills, except the gen
eral deficiency, which will not be ready
until next week, have passed the house.
Drep Oae Deputy Meveaae Collector.
SIOUX FALLS', S. D.. June 8. (Special.)
On tbe first of next month the force ot
deputy Internsl revenue collectors in this
district, which embraces the states ot
North and South Dakota, will be reducvd
from four, the present tmber. to three..
POPULACE IS JUBILANT
London Throngi Cheer Royal Party on Way
to St. Paul'.
IMPRESSIVE THANKSGIVING SERVICES
Kins; and Queen Heartily Participate
In Holy Expressions of Gratltnde
tor Pence Which Reigns In
JN, June 8. The noisy jubilation
with watch London has resounded for tbe
last week was surrounded by the lees
noisy demonstrations of thankfulness for
the return ot peace in South Africa.
The thanksgiving service held in London
today were typical of the services held
throughout the empire, but the presence ot
King Edward and other members of the
royal family at the principal devotional
service in London, and the progress of
the royal personages to and from St. Paul's
cathedral through cheering thousands of
British subjects and visitors in London
gave thsnksglvlng day in the metropolis
the added feature of a notable historic oc
casion. The program of this morning was not
Intended to be accompanied by special os
tentation. Although the weather today was chilly,
the streets for the entire distance from the
palace to the cathedral were thickly lined
with people, who bared their heads and
cheered as the members of the royal
family and other notabilities passed.
Kins; Enthualaatlcally Greeted.
King Edward, who wore the uniform of a
field marshal, was greeted with enthusiasm,
and his majesty, the prince of Walea, and
the other princes were busily engaged In
acknowledging salutations from the crowd.
Lord Roberts, who drove with his wife
and daughters, was one of the figures most
conspicuously greeted with cheers.
The royal personages were driven down
the Mall to Trafalgar square and through
the Strand and through Fleet street.
At Temple Bar the officials ot London
for the first time since the Jubilee of the
late Queen Victoria awaited the sovereign
The king's carriage was stopped when it
reached the city officials snd the lord
mayor of London, Sir Joseph C. Dtmadale,
presented the sword of the city 'to his
majesty and uttered a formal welcome,
Tbe king returned the sword, smiled, bowed
and simply remarked: "Thank you very
Many Faint In the Crash.
The streets leading to St. Paul's cathe
dral were densely crowded with people and
a number of persons fainted in the crush
outside the barriers, which had been
erected within tbe cathedral.
King Edward and Queen Alexandra
alighted at tbe west entrance of St. Paul's.
Here they were received by the bishops of
Stepney and London and by them conducted
to their seata, which were under the dome
of the building and directly in front of the
The members of the House of Lords
and of ths House of Commons were seated
on opposite aldns cf ths dome.
Onward Christian soldiers."
Their majesties entered tbe cathedral to
the accompaniment of the hymn, "Onward.
Christian Coldlers," by the organ and choir,
and the throng of worshipers rose and
heartily joined In the singing.
The cathedral organ was reinforced with
horns and other instruments A notable
feature of the musical service was the
rendition of a "Te Deum,'' composed by
the late Sir Arthur Sullivan for a thanks
giving peace service.
Following the thanksgiving collects and
at the request of King Edward the hymn
"Oh, JBoG, Our Help in Ages Past," was
sung to the tune of "Old Hundred."
The sermon by the bishop of Stepney
was short and simple and was preached
on the effective text, "The Blessings of
Peace." The service was concluded with
the singing of the national anthem.
The members of the royal family re
turned from the cathedral to Buckingham
palace by way of the Victoria embankment,
and King Edward and the other royal per
sonages received ovations all along the
route from the crowd, which had by this
time become greatly augmented.
BOERS GLAD WAR IS OVER
Majority Seem Elated Over Situation
and Lay Down Arms In
LONDON. June 8. The War office has
received the following message from Lord
Kitchener under today's date:
The disarmament of the Boers Is proceed
ing satisfactorily and good spirit dis
played everywhere. Yterday 4,312 rifles
hud been surrendered up to date.
Dispatches received by the Associated
Press from Pretoria confirm the statements
made In Lord Kitchener's communication to
the War office and say that the whole staff
of the late Transvaal government, with a
bodyguard of fifty men, surrendered last
The following formalities are observed
when General Botha, General DeWet or any
of the Boer commandants accompany the
British who have been detailed to receive
The Boer leader goes out to meet a com
mandant and returns at Ita head. The
Boers who come In are generally dressed
In dilapidated clothing, but have a smart
and soldierly bearing. Those who are to
surrender are these assembled and the Boer
leader delivers an address to bis men. urg
ing tbem to listen to the British officer who
has been detailed on this work.
The British officer then makes s speech
to the men of the commando. In which he
Informs them of the admiration of King
Edward and the British nation for the gal
lant struggle and the bravery of their peo
ple, and promises that the British authori
ties will do their utmost to help them re
settle on their farms.
A meal is then prepared for the Bocis,
after which the formal surrenders occur.
In many such instances the Boers have
cheered King Edward and they have some
times expressed surprise that no army was
sent out to receive their surrenders. The
Boers are allowed to retain their horses
and saddles. The majority of them appear
to be glad that tbe war is at an end and
that they will now be abls to join thtlr
Among, the men who surrendered to the
British authorities at Balmoral, Cape
Colony, were four Americans, who will be
granted free passage to Delgoa, bay.
A striking sign of the altered conditions
In 8outh Africa Is that Lord Mllner. the
British high commissioner, rode from Pre
toria to Johannesburg last Saturday, ac
companied only by two staff officers.
A few of tbe Boer women still Inveigh
against surrender, bur the general feeling
among them is In favor ot making the best
of the situation.
STORM WRECKS BUILDINGS
Fears Mrs. rennlnnstoa May Die as
Result of Nervosa Shock
HOLDREGE. Neb., June 8. (Special Tel
egram.) The Bee correspondent this after
noon visited the region ot the windstorm
which occurred Friday night Just cast of
Sacramento. All was desolation at the
Pennington place. The One etory-and-a-half
house and all outbuildings, with one
exception, were torn Into kindling wood.
Every piece of furniture was completely
demolished and scattered about. The fam
ily was left without an article of clothing
to near. Nothing remains but rubbish to
tell of the home. Mrs. Pennington and
the three children were out In the storm
for an hour with no protection but a
blanket before they were found and taken
to a neighbor's. Because of the shock,
exposure snd Injuries, Mrs. Pennington's
condition is giving her friends uneasiness,
as fever has set In. Mr. Pennington had
to go eighty rods for help for his family,
barefooted and with but one article ot
At Nels Lubtson's tbe small house was
Mown fifty feet, the roof and one end
taken out. Tbe bouse is a complete wreck.
At J. D. Watson's tbe large two-story
house was moved from its foundation. It
is so completely racked that it la prac
tically a total loss. A pile of rubbish re
mains of the sixty-foot barn.
8. H. Brown's large two-story house wss
moved off the foundation. This building
can be repaired, though racked and In
jured. These farm houses were situated
on adjoining farms. No one was severely
injured except the one mentioned. The
Watson family was penned In a stairway
while making Its escape and had to break
down the door to escape. For several
miles around Sacramento, the windmills
and outbuildings were more or less in
jured, If not blown down. Small grain
has Bbown a marked Improvement since
BEATRICE, Neb.. June 8. (Special.)
This section waa visited by another terrific
rainstorm Friday night, the amount of
rainfall being 2.55 Inches. As a result
the Blue river and Its tributaries are badly
swollen, although the flood situation re
mains about the same as it did Friday.
Railroad traffic in and out of the city
has been badly Impeded since the high waters
reached here Friday morning. The Union
Pacific passenger train, which was laid out
near Cortland Thursday night on account
of the high water, reacted here yester
day morning at 6:40 o'clock with a lot of
belated mall, the washout near Pickrell
having been repaired temporarily. Trains
are running on the northern division be
tween here and Valley, but as the track Is
under four feet of water at Rock cut, near
Holmesvllle, trains were abandoned on the
south end yesterday. All trains are run
nlng over the Burlington today, as usual,
except on the line between here and Edgar
a bad washout having occurred last night
west of De Witt.
Many bridges snd fences have been
washed away by the flood and the damage
to crops in this county will be heavy.
A dlmtnutivo cyclone passed through a
section of country four miles south ot this
city Saturday. Several corn cribs on the
Allison farm and a barn on tbe Ipson farm
were blown down. Tho s'orra came from
the southwest and bore to the northeast.
FAIRBURY, Neb., June 8. (Special.) A
severe electric and windstorm occurred last
night, accompanied with about an inch
of rain. No damage was done in this vi
cinity, but the St. Joseph & Grand Island
road had a washout several miles west, so
trains were laid out, snd a washout is re
ported on the B. & M. at Dlller. The
ground is thoroughly saturated from late
rains and small grain is growing finely.
SCHUYLER, Neb., June 8. (Special Tel
egram.) During the last three days of rain
2.6 Inches ot water have fallen, thoroughly
soaking the ground for the present and
reviving crops that were In dire need of
END OF SCHOOL FOR THE YEAR
Graduating Exercises Held In Many
Xcbraika Towns and
BEATRICE, Neb., June 8. (Special.)
The graduation exercises were held in the
Paddock opera house last night and were
largely attended. Dr. Fletcher L. Wharton
of Lincoln delivered the address to the
graduating class, which numbers thirty
three. GRETNA, Neb., June 8. (Special Tele
gram.) The alumni of the Gretna High
school held its annual banquet and recep
tion ot new members at the residence ot
Mrs. D. L. Horn. The rooms were beauti
fully decorated with purple and white, the
colors of the class of 1902. About thirty
members were present and addresses were
made by Prof. S. V. Garrett and others.
The officers elected were: President. Miss
Ollle Horn; secretary, Miss Alice Weeth;
treasurer, Robert Bishop.
LIGHTNING STRIKES A CHURCH
Sets Bnlldlntr on Fire, Severely In
jures Several and Interrupts
OPELL, Neb., June 8. During the gradu
ating exercises of the High school, held at
the First Methodist church last night, light
ning struck the edifice, demolishing s tower
In the fore part of tbe structure and render
ing several spectators and graduates un
conscious. Tbe building was soon afire
and the lives of many people were in peril.
A large tank of water afforded prompt and
effective means of extinguishing ths fiamss.
It is believed no deaths will result, although
several women were removed from the
church to their homes, suffering severely
Shoots Brother In the Leg.
TRENTON, Neb., June 8. (Special Tele
gram.) McKlnley Flansburg, 7 years old.
accidentally shot bis younger brother Rob
ert In the leg this morning with a 22-callber
revolver. The ball passed through the
fleshy part of his leg. The wound is some
what painful, but not serious.
Odd Fellows' Memorial Day.
HIMBOLDT, Neb.. June 8. (Special.)
The local Odd Fellows this afternoon ob
served their annual memorial day with
services at thtt Presbyterian church, the
sermon being delivered by Rev. W. B. Alex
ander of Falls City. The day Is a fine one
and the order was largely represented.
Alleged Deaperadoes Jailed.
CRIPPLE CREEK. Colo., June 8. Pug
Ryan, said to have been the leader ot a
gang of deiperadoes who In a fight several
years ago with a poase of Breckenrldge
offlcera killed two of tbe latter, has been
arrested here. Ryan escaped from the
Leadvllle Jail week ago nith several
other prisoners. Hs will be tried foe n,,.r.
STRIKERS' FIRST VICTORY
Bituminous Workers An Granted Demands
by Colonel Bend.
SCHUYLKILL TRAINMEN ARE IN REVOLT
Itefuae to tj'arry Special Offlcera or
Xon-l nlonlata Sabbath Calm Is
Inbroken In Strike
THURMOND, W. Va.. June 8. This la the
center of the New river coal field. It
has been raining here today. Notwith
standing the rain, the miners have been
parading the narrow valley of New river
and much drinking and agitation prevailed.
Yesterday 85 per cent of the miners In
both the New and the Kanawha river dis
tricts were out and it is thought that to
morrow not 6 per cent of the miners in
these fields will be at work.
The daily shipments of coal from these
two fields amounted to 600 cars, but yes
terday less than 100 were sent out, and
part of these were loaded Friday.
Colonel W. P. Rend, who employs more
than 1,000 miners here, announced today
that be will concede to tbe strikers' de
mands, but it is doubtful if the miners
employed at his works will resume to
morrow, as they will stay out with others.
There has been no violence in this field.
Trainmen Tnrn Down Deputies.
HAZLETON, Pa., June 8. At their meet
Ing at Freeland today the employes of the
Delaware, Susquehanna & Schuylkill rail
road absolutely refused to handle any
trains carrying special officers or non-
The following resolution, addressed to
Superintendent Smith of tbe road, was
Resolved, That owing to the strike of
the anthracite miners, we. the employes
of the Delaware, Susquehanna & Schuyl-
Klll railroad, will refuse to Haul any trains
carrying deputies, police or non-unionists
during the continuance of the present
It Is understood the company will not
ask the men to continue doing this work
but will depend on the Lehigh Valley rail
road in the future to take these men from
one colliery to another. Some of the Le
high Valley trainmen declined during the
past two days to handle these trains and
crews were recruited with some difficulty.
The Lehigh Valley trainmen held a secret
meeting here thla afternoon and decided
that they will not handle any coal mined
at the collieries or any soft coal sent over
the Hazleton division to displace anthra
cite during the continuation ot the miners
WILKESBARRE, Pa.. June 8. The house-to-house
canvass ot miners' committees, In
an endeavor to bring out those who have
refused to strike and also those who have
taken the places of strikers, is still being
Many of the men who are still working
complain that their houses are stoned at
most nightly. These assaults are made
usually between 9 p. m. and midnight. The
method ts to gather a small body of men
and boys and at a signal send a storm of
stones against the dwellings, breaking win
dow panes and frightening ths Inmates.
Among the reports sent In -were several
to the effect that additional engineers bad
stopped work last night and that several
fire bosses who had taken the places of
strikers had also quit. At a meeting of en
gineers at Plttston last night thirty en
glneers who had not obeyed the strike
order decided not to go to work tomor
The coal companies have been favored by
a long spell of dry weather. Now and
then there has been some rain, but not
enough to do any damage in the way of
flooding the mines.
The strikers are wishing for a heavy
fall of rain. They are of the belief that
most of the lower levels of the mines
are filling because the companies are short
handed and that the pumps cannot keep
up with the water that Is draining into the
workings. A heavy rain, they say, will
send a correspondingly heavy volume of
water Into the mines, which would over
whelm many pumps.
Tomorrow begins the fifth week of the
suspension of anthracite coal mining and
a settlement of tbe dispute seems to be
no nearer than when the strike began
Kon-l'nlonlsta Burned In Effigy.
SHAMOKIN. June 8. The homes of
Charles Albert, Robert Thomas and William
Rodin, nonunion employes of the Mineral
Railroad and Mining company, were sur
rounded by a crowd. of strikers early this
morning and effigies of the trio were
burned on bonfires. Women furnished the
Rodin, tiring ot the demonstration, faced
the mob and threatened to shoot If anyone
ventured on his premises, whereupon the
Acting under orders of Burgess William
Thomas, the' police last night and today
destroyed a number of effigies which had
been hung around town.
DAVY, W. Va., June 8. There has been
no serious trouble here yet. but the oper
ators announced today that tomorrow
morning they will operate their mines with
nonunion labor. Tbe strikers say that no
nonunion men shall enter the mines. The
operators are putting guards, armed with
Winchesters, about their property and
serious results are expected tomorrow.
NORTH FORK. W. Vs., June 8. The coal
operators here have given notice that all
strikers must vacate company houses to
morrow. Several hundred nonunion men
were at work here yesterday.
Strikers May Resort to Violence.
The strikers met today and it is be
lieved violence will be resorted to if tbe
nonunion men attempt to enter the mines
again tomorrow. Tbe operators say they
will protect the nonunion men who desire
to work. ,
MONTGOMERY. W. Va., June 8. While
many miners worked here yesterday it is
now believed that the strike will become
general in this district tomorrow. Deputy
United States marshals are at tbe McDon
ald mine to enforce an injunction made per
manent In 1896 by Judge Backaon against
Interference with the property of men.
MONOAGH. W. Va., June 8. This was a
quiet day In the coal region of northern
West Virginia. A meeting was held here
and addressed by Mother Jones ajd other
agitators. The audience was comprised ot
striking miners who marched from near
ClarkBburg. Fifteen hundred miners here
sat' upon their porches and watched the
procession pass by, but did not attend the
meeting. One hundred and fifty Fleming
ton miners were expected at this meeting,
but failed to arrive in time.
KEY8TONE, W. Vs.. June 8. There have
been no dlsturbancea throughout tbe coal
fields of tbe Norfolk Western district
today. A lew collieries in the Tug river
and Simmons' branch fields that operated
yesteraay win dc completely tied ud to-
morrow. Ths operators ignore the appeal
of the United Mine Workers for a joint
mowing at Bramwell, June 1L St vara!
CONDITION OFJTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair and Warmer
Monday. Tuesday isir.
prrature at Omaha Yesterday!
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operstors here are now arranging for Hun
garian miners and it is said that 1.000 will
be here by the middle of next week.
NOBLES' CARAVANS ARRIVE
Many Shrlnera Complete Pilgrimage
to San Franclaoo and llecrlve
SAN FRANCISCO, June 8. When the
call of the Muezzin floated from the stee
ples of Islam temple tonight many cara
vans of the faithful had arrived to attend
the Imperial Council of the Ancient Arabic
Order of the Nobles of tbe Mystic Shrine,
which convenes Tuesday. All had per
formed their ablutions and refreshed them
selves with the fig, the date, camel's milk
and sweet zem-zem.
During the day twelve trains arrived snd
others are. scheduled to reach here early
tomorrow. The Incoming nobles were met
at the ferry by Islam temple's Arab patrol
and escorted with music to headquarters.
Among those arriving today were the
Toledo and Detroit delegations and Al
Koram temple of Cleveland, Damascus and
Ismalla temples ot Rochester and Buffalo,
Imperial Potentate Philip C. Shaffer Is
expected In the morning. By ; tomorrow
evening all the nobles will have arrived.
Of the eastern Shrlners the first to arrive
was tbe Lulu temple of Philadelphia, who
came In last night, making the pilgrimage
in ninety-one hours.
The city has assumed a holiday appear
ance. Streets, business houses and resi
dences sre bright with flags and bunting
and the insignia of the order is seen every
where. Twenty thousand electric llgbta
will be used In Illuminating Market street.
The grand parade is scheduled for Tues
day night. Tbe festivities will close Sat
0DELL PRAISES NEBRASKA
People Too Bnay to Spend Much
Time In Dlacnsslon of
NEW YORK, June 8. (Special , Tele
gram.) Governor Odell talked at. length to
day about his trip through the country.
He visited twenty-five states. He says
he was surprised at the prosperity of the
country. Whtle he discussed every state
visited he paid particular tribute to Ne
braska, probably because it is Bryan's
state. Of Nebraska he said: "Prosperity
is universal In Nebraska, where there Is
promise of . munificent crops. People sre
not paying much attention to politics. It
Is all business with tbem. They sre inter
ested in the Cuban sugar proposition mainly
because of the cultivation of beet sugar.
On this Issue there Is some division ot
opinion as to tbe proper policy of the ad
ministration. In other respects the admin
istration is generally indorsed. I did not
find very many Bryan democrats during
tbe trip. I made special inquiries in Ne
braska concerning Bryan and came away
with the impression be ts not as strong
with his own people ss he was a year ago."
Odell also discussed irrigation, improvement
of railroads and his meeting with former
CATHOLICS RAISE PROTEST
Complain to President thnt Philippine
School System Weans Cathollo
Children from Fnlth.
CLEVELAND, June 8. The advisory
board of tbe Federation of American Catho
lic societies met here today for the pur
pose of fixing the date for the next an
nual meeting, the discussion of progress
snd other matters.
Chicago, August 25, was the plaee and
date named. Letters of commendation of
the federation's work were read from
Bishop Spalding of Peoria, Bishop Forrest
of San Antonio, Bishop Glorleux of Boise
City, Idaho, snd Bishop Conauty of tbe
A resolution that was ' adopted at the
meeting and which will be sent to the
president at Washington, embodies a pro
test sgalnst tbe conduct of the Philippine
school system, the claim being made that it
is a proselytizing system which seeks to
wean Catholic chuldren from their faith.
TWO MURDERSJN MISSOURI
Harvey Gibbons Killed at Chllllcothe
and 'William Moore Shot at
CHILLICOTHE, Mo., June 8. In a street
fight here, Harvey Glbbona waa shot and
fatally wounded by his brother-in-law,
John Oalvln, the result of an old grudge.
Galvin recently secured Gibbons' arrest on
tbs cbsrgs of stealing a bible from him.
Galvin is under arrest.
OSCEOLA. Mo., June 8. William T.
Moore, a furniture dealer of Lowry City,
near here, was shot five times today by
Thomas J. Prosies, on ths streets of that
town and fatally wounded. Prosies was
arrested. An old quarrel had existed be
tween the men.
PLOT CAUSES SIXTY ARRESTS
Scheme to Blow Ip Government
Building and Kitchener's Resi
LONDON. June 8. In a letter from Pr.
torla. dated May 18. the corresonndent nf
the Dally Mall says that the Dravinua
Thursday sixty arrests were made there
aa the result of the discovery of an exten
sive plot to blow up the government build
ings and Lord Kitchener's residencs snd
to spike tbe guns in the artillery barracks.
The parties concerned in this plot, accord
ing to the correspondent, were lawyers.
cnemists ana Boer and Dutch prisoners on
NEGRO KILLS WHITE WOMAN
Reataarant Employe at Lawrence,
Kan., Breaks Mary Coop's Xeck
aad Is Arrested.
LAWRENCE. Kan.. June t. Vr
a white woman, was killed at her house
In the lower part of town today by Charles
Anderson, a aetro restaurant tmr,in
There were no witnesses to tbs crime. The
women s neck was broken. Auderton a as
Conntj Conventions Throw Little Light on
Probable Republican Boruinces.
GOVERNORSHIP IS THE MOST IN DOUBT
Large Field of Entries In Four of thft
Six Cougretsional Districts,
NO APPARENT LEADER EXCEPT IN SIXTH
Fourth Apparently the Most Complicated
of Any of Those Contests,
STUEFER HAS A CLOSE SHAVE AT HOME
Scrnrea an Endorsement by a Harrow
Margin After Home Careful
Manipulation of an Ad
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
UCOLN. June 7. (Special.) Most ot
the county conventions to select delegatea
to the republican state and congressional
conventions have now been held and the.
few remaining counties will select their
delegates the coming week. Despite all
this, however, the situation with respect t
the contested offices Is but little clearer
than it has been for some weeks.
As preliminary skirmishes to tbe state
convention the republican nominees for
congress will be chosen within the next
eight days. Congressman Uurkett has al
ready been renominated in the Flrat dis
trict without a light, while in the Second
district the call has not even yet been Is
sued, awaiting the pleasure of Congress
man Mercer, who owns the chairman and
committee. Nominations will be mads
Tuesday for the Third and Fifth districts
at Fremont and Hastings, respectively; for
the Sixth district on Thureday at Craw
ford, and for the Fourth district next week
Monday at Breatlce.
In the Third District.
At the Fremont convention ths
leaders will doubtless be J. J. Mc
Carthy of Dixon, who has served con
spicuously twice ss a member of the legis
lature; W. W. Young of 8tanton. a proml
nen figure in the last state senate, and
Dr. Hanson of Platte. Each of these can
didates has the solid backing of his own
county and some in addition. Besldea
these candidates there are H. C. 'Vail, a
young lawyer of Boone; George Brooks' of
Knox, or rather Bazlle Mills; Jule Jenal.
for years county clerk of Cedar; William
P. Warner of Dakota and possibly one or
two others. The question marks in the
convention are to be found in the delega
tions for several counties that have can
didates for state offices In whose Interests
they sre expected to trade. Ths Dodgs
county delegation therefore will be planted
where it can bring strength to W. D. Hol
brook for lieutenant governor, Madison and
Burt counties will try to make capital tor
Robertson and Sears, respectively, for gov
ernor, and Cuming county will try to keep
an eye open for tbo btneflt of Treasuror
Fifth Congressional District.
For the Hastings convention tbe leaders
seem to be Captain Clare Adams of
Nuckolls, who made a courageous race to
represent the Fifth district four years
ago, and Judge O. W. Morse of Furnas
county, whose ponularltv has v.nf m.
the district bench several terms. Neither
of them have a walkaway, however, as they (
will have to divide the field also with wi.
Hot Lowe of Harland. who proved a useful
member of the last legislature; W. P.
McCreary of Adams, who has bee n rnuntv
clerk for his county, and last, but not least.
W. A. Prince, the brilliant lawyer of Hall,
whose legislative record was made In the
session of 18D9. The best Informed ob
servers insist that it is still anybody'a
Klnkald Leads the Klxth. . - '
The Sixth district convention att Craw,
ford ought to have a mors slmpllflwi choice.
Judge M. P. Klnkald nf ui, .. .
questionably the strong man. with tbe
advantage of having twice canvassed the
district as congressional nominee. He has
to contest the nomination with Judge
Grimes of Lincoln county, A. E. Cady of
Howard. George Beeman of Buffalo. George
B. Darr of Dawson county and F. M. Currle
of Custer countv. all nf m-h v.... ,
before the peopls In various publlo ca
pacities. Fourth District Complicated.
Ths problem presented by the . Four'b.
district, which Is to be solved at Beatrice,
Is the most complicated of all. The race
has a host of entries, with apparently equal
running abilities snd remarkably closely
bunched at the post. Here Is tbe list: "
Charles Sloan of Fillmore county, fresh
from a decisive victory in his horns con
vention snd with s legislative experience
to attest his qualifications; E. H. HInshaw
of Jefferson county, tbs unsuccessful nom
inee of 1898; John D. Pops of Saline county,
who carried the party banner In ths dis
trict last time and would like a renomlna
tion; E. J. Halner of Hamilton, who rep.
resented the district twice before It turned
to fusion favorites; M. E. Bchultze of Gage,
who claims the backing of several fra
ternal organizations; George W. Post of
York, banker and politician. When the
convention was located at Beatrice it wss
understood that Gage county would have
no candidate, but tbe understsndlng was
apparently misunderstood. The projection
of Post has come about only during the
last few days with the evident design to
take tbe county sway from Sloan of rill
more, with which it is hooked up in tbs
state Campaign Slow.
In the stato campaign interest continues
to center about the governorship. Nearly
all the gubernatorial candidates have been
chasing from one end it the stste to the
other and In and out of Lincoln la the
hope of catching aa elusive delegate. Each
has bis own county aud. aa already stated,
some have been presented with the con- ,
gressional delegations from their counties
to trade on. It may be Interesting to give
for what it Is worth some Information
volunteered by John N. Baldwin of lews,
who was here this week trvlnv in e.
tbe railroad tax case for the Union Paclfio.
In whose law department be Is retained.
In a loquacious mood. Judge Baldwin de.
"We are not lotberlng about tbe gov
ernorship any more. That's all been set.
tied. We had a conferencs a day nr w
ago and we all agreed on Mickey aa our
Another political sidelight overlooked Vy
the papers was ths closs sasvs encoun
tered by Treasurer Stuefer in the Cuming
county convention at bis borne. A ma
jority of the delegatea who were elected
to that convention were against kUuefer
and his crowd, but by clever manipulation.
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