Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (June 26, 1902)
The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 10, 1871.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 20, 1002-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
FUSION AFTER FIGHT
ropuliiU and Democrat! Unit on State
Ticket at Grand Island.
V. H THOMPSON CHOSEN FOR ITS HEAD
Xwenty Weary Hours of Work and Oratory
DEMOCRATS OUTGENERAL THE f OCULISTS
fhrewd Political Fineue Besorted to in
Order to Capture Place.
BRYAN BRINGS ABOUT DESIRED UNION
JPorsonal Plea of "Peerless Leader"
' Reconciles the Pnpullsta to Rest
Easy After Being Tricked
Oat of a Trlaraph.
W. II. THOMPSON
Lieutenant tiovemor (pop.)
E. A. GILBERT
fcerretary of State (pop.)
,. JOH1 POWERS
...... ,,,... J. 91. L Y M A 1
CHARLES Q. DEFR AXCE
Attorney General (dem.)
J. F. DROADY
Land Cnmmlaaloner (dem.)
opt. of Inalrnctlon (pop.)
I LAI DE SMITH
(From a Staff Correspondent.) I
GRAND ISl-ND, Neb., June 25. (Special.)
-It took twenty hours of enervating travail
to nroduce fusion on W. H. Thomnson of
this city as the candidate for governor of
the democratic and populist state conven-
tlons held here.
The result was brought about only by
the most strenuous and determined efforts I
of all the leaders and the pathetic plea of
Bryan himself that unless fusion were ac-
ompllshed lr. Nebraska It would be pro-
claimed that he had been deserted by bis
At different times during the protracted
salons, which continued without Inter-
aptton through the entire night until day
sad broken full upon them, no less than
four different candidates had received a
majority in one or me conventions ex
pressing Its choice for governor, but not
until 11 o'clock In the morning could both
Conventions be forced to agree upon the
tame man. Tbe four candidates, each of
whom seemed to have the nomination
within his grasp, were M. F. Harrington of
Molt county and William J. Bryan of Lan
caster, proposed by the populists, and C. J.
Emyth and William H. Thompson of Hall,
put forward by the democrats. Only after
Harrington and Smyth bad by compact
with one another withdrawn tbelr names In
the Interest of someone acceptable to both
tides of the controversy, and Bryan had I
emphatically and Irrevocably refused to
become the candidate, waa the agreement to I
Compromise on Thompson reached.
Rupture of Foaloa Immlaent.
At times almost without number It ap
Reared Inevitable that the two conventions
would refuse to meet on common ground
and each, rather than yield the governor
hip to the other, would put In nomination
a complete stato ticket of its own party
members and. as repeatedly threatened, "go
It alone." The way In which the Junction
pf the two parties was finally effected
affords food for an interesting study In
political finesse. When the conventions
tnet the populists proclaimed their deter
tnlnatlon to furnish the bead of the ticket,
regarding that as tbe first essential to pre
serving their party Identity and separate
Organization. A caucus of a large number
cf the delegates held during the morning
fcad formulated an ultimatum that claimed
the governorship for tbe populists, but
yielded to the democrats an equal division
of the other places on the ticket, the se
lection to be made by each convention
alternately.' The brusque way In which the
democrats had proceeded to nominate Emyth
without even communicating with the pop-
tullsts angered tbe latter, who had already
Committed themselves against any nomina
tion without the endorsement of the other
convention to make It effective. To show
their resentment as much as anything else
a roll call waa ordered and an almost unan-
Imous vote given to M. F. Harrington, who
at the time was outside serving on the
resolutions committee. For several bal
lots In both conventions these performances
were kept up without material change, the
populists reiterating their choice of Har
rington, without his dissent It without his
assent. Although he had previously per
.l.i.ntlv ...rtri th.l h. rould not ,nd
h. . ...nrtirt... n th. tirk.t it
came, nevertheless, as a surprise when late
n h. .v.nin. h. .nn.r.rf on tha alai.
form and told them that he did not take
their nomination In earnest and did not pro-
f h. . o.nrfM...
Harrington Smoothly Coraered.
Ex-Chairman Edral.ten burled question.
at him as If he were on a wltnesa stand.
"You knew we were voting for you," he
aid, "and you did not ask us to stop. You
have put your sentiments Into the plat
form which we have Just adopted, and no
hian can stand on that platform more
squarely than you. You have aald that no
man who has popultstlc principles truly at
heart would refuse to serve his party In
any capacity where duty calls him. If you
receive the unanlmoua nomination of these
two convention, will you refuse to accept?"
Driven Into the corner Harrington an
swered: "It the two conventions give me
their unanimous nomination I will accept
nd be your candidate. I am In sympathy
With your ambition to preserve the Integ
rity of the populist party by nominating
populist for governor, and If there is no
other way by which a populist can be notn-
in.ted. and If you try in good faith first to
nominal, some otner man ana can upon ma
aa a last resort, I will be at your service.'
Yet before three more ballots had been
taken Harrington and Smyth In conference
Bad agreed to withdraw their names unto.-
dlttoDalty and Harrington, at the very mo
ment that the democrats, under spur of
Bryan, were halt way down a roll call that
w .... u.m uuuuuawun. in- ynched for the murder of a fellow work
tervened with a poaltlve proclamation that ,,, jumped Into tbe Elk river near Lana-
. -ouio uoi eccc oen ne returned u
ma pvpuuai convention ana repeated ma
statement me popuiihts naturally were rurl
oua. They bad centered all their ammuni
tion on Harrington and knew not which way
to turn. Excited delegatea raked Harring
ton over the coala again.
"Did you not say that you would be our
Candidate if tt waa necessary to nominate
jo in order to get a populist at tbe head
(Continued oa Third Pag
rrtMnt Castro Hn
Job nnd la I nfortunat
WILLEMSTAD, Island of Curacao, June
25. Advices received here from Venezuela
under data of June 20 say: President Castro
recently tried to occupy La Vela (on the
gulf of Coro). He sent General Colmenares
wlth lT& force of troops to attack the
i'Jn uj t-tth, uuiiifi turn -it-ijvioi n;aa
would ssslst by land and c ''ie revolu
tionists who are there, cor v. Oen-
t-i '..- "
eral Rlera. General Matns'S 'v.. " nt
, i I
between two flros. But for una. 'v
sons there was no assistance by la.
General Colmenares, after three hot
fighting, was compelled to re-embark his
troops and abandon the attack.
During the morning of June 20 General
Rlera left La Vela with 1,500 men and at-
tacked Coro, the capital of the state of
Falcon, nine miles distant. After nve hours
"battle General Ayala, first vice president
of the republic and commander of Castro's
army, and General Telleria, president or
the state of Falcon, seventeen generals and
forty-five colonels, surrendered, with five
guns and 1,682 men.
The moral effect of this victory Is In
calculable on all the country, aa President
Castro lately represented In bulletins that
General Rlera waa flying with only ten
NEWBERRY ON THE STAND
Lieutenant Refused to Answer Cer
tain O,uelona Relative to Al
leged t'rneltlea of Soldiers.
MANILA, June 25. Lieutenant Newberry,
formerly of the Thirtieth regiment of vol
unteers, Major Cornelius Gardener' regl
ment, and formerly on duty In Tayabas
province, Luzon, testified today before the
board which Is Investigating the charges
of cruelty, etc., brought by the major, as
governor of Tayabas. against American offl-
cers and soldiers. The witness refused to
answer a Question of the recorder, who
asked If he waa with fifteen men when
they killed nine Filipinos. Colonel Theo-
dore J. Wyeth of the Sixth cavalry, presl-
dent of the board, said he need not answer
If the reply tended to Incriminate him. On
those grounds Lieutenant Newberry re
tuned to reply to the question. Later the
witness said that on one occasion be was
sent to Malolos province of Bulacan with a
force of troops to capture some money.
He did not treat tne gumes crueiiy
L Guna province. Luzon, win be placed
under civil government June 30.
HAYTIAN SITUATION CRITICAL
Armed Men Guard the Houses of All
the Presidential Can
didates. KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 25. Mall ad
vices received here from Haytl say the sit
uation Is more serious In that republic.
Party feeling la extremely high. The ad-
herents of the presidential candidates are
guarding the latter's houses night and day.
Several men wert killed In a riot at Cape
Haytten a couple of days ago.
The provisional government of Haytl ia
incapable of coping with the situation, and
an extensive outbreak is Imminent. Even
now a reign of terror prevails. The salaries
of the officials are four months in arrears
and the efforts of the government to obtain
a loan have been futile.
Generals Foucbard and Pierre are re
ported to be Joining hands In tbe hope of
defeating M. Flrmln, whose position Is
Complete Submission Expected.
MANILA, June 25. Lieutenant Colonel
Frank B. Baldwin, operating In the Island
of Mindanao, expects the oomplete submis
sion of all the native June 27, when the
murderers of the American soldiers and the
horses and arms of the latter will be
ROOSEVELT VISITS BOSTON
President Breakfaata with Governor
Crane and Then Goes Jo
BOSTON, June 25. President Roosevelt,
who comes to Boston to attend tbe com
mencement exercises of his alma mater.
Harvard university, arrived here this
morning. He was received at the railway
atatlon by Governor Crane. The presi
dent's visit had been anticipated and a
committee representing the commonwealth
J"" General Dalton and
Colonel W. H. Brlgham of the governor's
staff, and General Curtis Guild, Jr., met
President Roosevelt as he crossed the bor
der of the state. At the station In Boston
the governor greeted the president and un
der escort of the first battalion of cavalry,
tho governor's bodvguaM ha was accom-
I Pled to his hotel
I The president intended to rematn In Bos-
on only today, but a varied program waa
before him. Including his attendance at
Harvard commencement, -her. a decree
cou.rrrea. ma appearance as a
Kit t the Harvard alumni dinner, at the
I banquet of the Spanish war veterans at the
Algonquin club early In the evening, and at
th b"qut of the International Azsocla
,lon of Pr" later. ' P"sl
dent's plan to start at midnight for New
London, where tomorrow he would witness
tbe annual boat race between Harvard and
When the president's train reached the
Back Bay station of the New York, New
Haven at Hartford railroad a crowd was In
waiting and he was received with hearty
cheers aa be passed to bis carriage, at
tended by Governor Crane.
The president breakfasted with Governor
Crane and his staff. Mayor Collins and
other guests were present. The start for
ambrtdg was made at o'clock
The same escort which had conducted the
president from the station to the hotel
preceded the party on the way to Cam
MURDERER DROWNS HIMSELF
Escapee from Mob After Desperate
Straggle aad Jump. lato
JOPLIN. Mo., June 25. William Brown.
mln,P of Mlnden. Mo., fearful of being
f an forty mll from her,
Brown had been arrested for the murder
of Joseph Stager, whose dead body had
been found under a bridge. While officers
were taking Brown to the Jail a crowd of
After desperate struggle Brown broke
away and before the officers could Interfere
drowned himself. No cause ia known for
the murder of Stager, who was SS rears
old. - w
DEADLY WORK OF A TORNADO
Terrific Wind Btorm 8weepe Over Portion!
of Central Indiana,
TEN TO EIGHTEEN ARE REPORTED KILLED
Greenfield, Maxwell, Pendleton and
ClCTeland Are In Ike rath of
the Storm and Are the
INDIANAPOLIS. June 25. The entire
' central portion of Indiana was vls-
t.;-. y py one or tne most Disastrous
ever swept oxer the state. The
stotw, Jt section extends from Han
rock cowjty northweat, through Hamilton,
Marlon and Boone counties, and into Tip
pecanoe and adjacent counties. Madison
county also felt Its fury. Hundreds of
buildings were razed, thousands of trees
were uprooted and blockaded highways, rail
roads and traction lines and crops were
rulnod. The aggregate property loss Is
estimated at nearly $2,000,000 and fifty per
sons were more or less Injured. But three
deaths are known to have resulted. James
Vanhoy was crushed to death In the ruins
of a collapsed barn near Pendleton and
James Bailey was killed by timbers at Fort-
vllle. The most severe damage was In
Hancock county. All wire communications
with the cities and towns In the devastated
district Is cut off. Telegrsph and telephone
pole, are down for many miles.
Trains are running Irregularly. The
crews of incoming trains bring from the
north and east stories of widespread de
vastation. Several Hundred Injured.
At Maxwell, Hancock county, the United
States chain factory was ruined, all the
buildings being destroyed. Seven hundred
workmen were Injured by being caught be
neath the wreck. All will recover. The
New Bros." flour and grain elevator, were
destroyed and the Friends' church was
blown away. One house waa destroyed and
several damaged by having roofs and
kitchens blown away.'
At Cleveland, six mile, from Maxwell,
the storm broke as the funeral of Mrs.
Mary Earl was being held. The roof of
an adjoining house was blown away and
a piece of timber was hurled through the
side of the house of mourning. It struck
ex-County Clerk Sample, breaking his leg.
Several others were Injured. Outside three
horses hitched to carriages were hurled
by tbe wind against tree, and killed. The
hearse was demolished and the horses har
nessed to It were so Injured that one of
them had to be shot. The funeral was
Ernest Hurst and E. Helms were badly
hurt at Cleveland by being blown against
the side of a house Sovcn houses were
destroyed there and the postofflce was un
roofed and one side blown out.
Between Cleveland' and Greenfield all the
roads. .are blocked. In that section a heavy
hall and rain fell after the wind had spent
Its fury. Crops are ruined and fields are
several Inches under water, several farm
fiouses were unroofed and several fine
tract, of timber have been laid waate. The
bottle factory at Greenfield was unroofed
and several workmen were slightly in
jured by flying pieces.
Damage at Other Place..
At Wilkinson several persons were in
Jured, one perhaps fatally. This was
Charles Shepard of Red Key. Four houses
At Strlngtown Mrs. Cicero Hamilton waa
seriously Injured by being caugbt under the
wreck of her bouse.
At Fisher's station three persons were
Injured, none fatally. From that place east
Into Hancock county the whole country
haa been greatly damaged. Crops were
ruined and fences and farm buildings are
East of Anderson, along tbe line of the
Pennsylvania railroad, the track, were ob'
structed by the fallen poles. Through this
section nearly every farmhouse is un
From Pendleton to Fortvllle all telegraph
pole, are down.
At Ralelch the schoolhouse was de
stroyed and nine houses damaged.
At Ingalls glass factory was blown
down and six workmen were more or less
injured, though none fatally.
At McCordavllle, Pickle Co.'s general
store was destroyed and the general atock
ot soods was scattered over aeveral
squares. The Masonic and Odd Fellows
block was destroyed. The Methodist church
and two houses were blown down and four
teen houaes were unroofed. Five parsons
were injured. From this town east five
farmhouses were swept away and crops are
ruined. One farmer is reported killed, but
his name has not been learned.
At Castleton, in the northern part of
this county, six buildings were destroyed
and several persona were injured. Hamp
ton West's farmhouse was blown Into I
field TOO feet away. Mrs. Main., aged SO
was burled under her bouse, but was only
slightly injured. August Clinton waa
struck by falling timbers and may die. Five
barn, were destroyed and much stock was
Depot I. Blown Acroaa Tracka,
All trains coming Into Indianapolis report
great damage. The Monon depot at Horton
corth of thla city, wa. lifted from its foun
dation and blown across the tracks. A few
houses were blown down there, but no
deaths are reported. The Monon agent was
slightly injured and an operator had his
arm badly fractured.
At Wilkinson the bottle factory and win
dow glass factory were wrecked. Two men
At Shirley several buildings were over
turned and others had their roofs torn off,
Between Mllburn and Richmond the dam
age was heavy. Houses, barns and trees
were overturned. Many cattle were killed
Two persons were Injured.
At Fortvllle James Bailey, a retired
sailor, who lived In the forest In a1 small
house, waa killed under falling timber. He
was 70 years of age. No large building.
were destroyed there.
Between Noblesvllle and Fisher's station
the country was much dsmaged.. At Castle
ton two bouses were destroyed and two
barns were blown down and some stock
LAFAYETTE, Ind.. June 25. A de
structlve wind and rainstorm struck th
southern part of this county today,
number of houses were destroyed In Stock
wen ana vicinity. Many orcnards were
completely ruined and wheat and oats were
badly damaged. Several buildings In thii
city were unroofed and many smokestacks
were blown down. Telegraph and tele
phone pole, are down In all directions.
Street cars were tied up for several hours
Surrounding towns report the most de
structlve storm of the seaaon.
Traa-edy B Kataaa City.
KANSAS CITY. June 26 Albert L. 8e
ciiat. who waa shot al h'a Krtm. h.r. i..
Ir. Louis Zorn, a wealthy retired phvaicUn.
the result of a dlxuute over rent nli.l
of his wound s-rut Lr. Zero, ha. been bald
MERCER IS STILL IN DOUBT
omlan- Home to Look Over Field
Before Call for Congres
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. June 25. (Special Tele
gram.) Friends of Congressman Mercer
ated today that he would not deslde upou
ny plan looking to a congressional con
vention In the Second district until after
he had carefully canvassed the situation at
lose range. It Is Mercer's Intention to
eave for Omaha Immediately afler the
djoumment of congress, and he will then
take personal charge of bis campaign.
While Mercer's friends are very reticent
as to what course he will pursue, It Is
learned that be Is Inclined to call primary
elections In the three counties in his dis
trict for the purpose of electing delegates
to the congressional convention. He holds
that the Sarpy and Washington county
conventions were not called to pass upon
the congressional situation and that the
action taken was Illegal.
Congressmen Burkett will spend two
eeks In Maine before entering upon his
campaign In Nebraska. He has agreed to
deliver a number of speecke. in that state
before the Maine election, which occurs
September 8. From Maine he will go Into
Pennsylvania, speaking at Erie and Mead-
vllle. Mrs. Burkett and family left for
Mr. and Mrs. Lafe Young of Dee Moines
are In the city. Mr. Young, who is editor
of the Des Moines Capital, stated that
owa would return a solid republican dele
gation to congress and that the only cheap
hlng In his state wa. money, the banks
having more money than they can loan.
Congressman Martin today reported from
the committee on public lands tbe senate
bill setting apart certain lands In South
Dakota as a public park, to be known as
Wind Cave National park.'
Postmasters appointed: C. A. Leckllter,
Raymond, Lancaster county. Neb., vice G.
Murphy, removed; C. M. Wise, Wise,
Big Horn county, Wyo.
The postmaster at Clarlra, Ia., has been
llowed one additional letter carrier, to
take effect September 1.
A. S. Breystad ba. been appointed
stamper at Fioux Falls, 8. D.
A. Least of Haven, Kan., ha. been ap
pointed a farmer at the Yankton (S. D.)
Lona; List of Names la Sent to the
Senate by Prealdent for
WASHINGTON, June 25. The president
today sent the following nominations to the
John B. Richards. Kanssja, consul at
Port Llmon. Costa Klca; Wlllam II. Dar
ruuli. iimtnliul northern district of Indian
Territory; William M. Mellette, attorney
western district Indian Territory; Mat
thew R. Wilson, register of land office,
Bozeman. Mont.; George O. Freeman, re
ceiver of pjbllc moneys, Helena, Mont.
Postmasters: (,'oioraao tinua uimstea,
Littleton. Illinois Joel H. Ray. Areola;
William H. Steen, Braldswood; Casslus M.
Weedman. Farmer City: Joseph T.
Vangrundy. Montlcello; Adoliihus T. Jen
kins. Sullivan. Iowa Charles M. Junkln,
Fairfield. Kansas Wll am H. Ellett. El
dorado: James Frey, Enterprise: Henry L,
Henderson, tola; Isaac H. uavis, Marys-
vllle; Thomas E. Hurley, Minneapolis;
Floyd E. Young, KtocKton. Miseoun Marx
L. Doughty. Farmlngton: Isaac N. Strawn,
Hopkins. New Mexico P- ,l . F. Walter,
Santa Fe. Nevada Henry J. Jones, Elko.
South Dakota Charles W. Anderson,
Platte. Texas Abram M. Morrison. Ennls;
Carrie E. Hoke. Taylor. Utah Nellie M
Thlrlot, Park City; Thomas M. Davis,
Navy Civil engineers, with rrnk of lieu
tenant, lunlor arade. Charles Wentworth
MasHacnusetts; ueorge a. mcttay, iew
Army Appointment ny transfer: Second
Lieutenant Albert S. Fuger, from cavalry
artillery; second lieutenant Kawson
Warren, from the Artillery corps to
cavalry. Appointment for retirement
James w. long, captain or iniantry. in
fantrv Ixiuis Holellac Jr.. New lork. sec
ond lieutenant: Sergeant Walter O. Boss
well, general service. Cavalry Corporal J.
A. Barry, Troop D, Third cavalry, second
lieutenant. Mertle" Assistant Surgeon,
with rank of rlrst i.etitenant. K. M. Klrby
Smith. Tennessee: William H. Moncrlef.
Georgia; Q. L. Collins. Massachusetts; Nel
son tiapen. District or t oiumoia; wiiuam
T. Davis, Kentucky; Charles F. Morse,
Vermont; (Samuel k. L,amoert. Alabama
Theodore Tamsen, Masschusetts; Haywoot
8. Hansett. Georgia: J. C. Gregory. Vlr
glnla; Clarence H. Connor. Towa; Jay W.
fcrlaslnaer. Penns vlvanln : William T,. Pvlea.
"District of Columbia; Thomas Devereaux.
Minnesota; William M. Smart, District of
Columbia; Robert H. Plerson, New ork;
Carev A. Hnoddy. Tennessee: Harrv 8.
1'urnell. Maryland. fei"ond lieutenants
Engineer Corps William A. Mitchell. War
ren T. Hannum, francis i,ongley, Koo
ert R. Ralston. Mary Brooke. Laurence V
f railer. James v. Men. i avairy Adam r ,
Cazad, J. C. Pegram, J. H'. Hennlngs,
Harry L. Horges. Klgby V. Valllant. Vic
tor a. Foster, Samuel W. Robertson, Her
bert Z. Krumm, Oaoar Foley, Frederick D.
Orimth, jr., William Li. Stevenson, Albert
D. Dockery, Henry E. Mitchell, Edmund
Zane. Nelson Uoodsneed, t harles McH.
Ebv. William H. Cowles. William A. Mc
Cain. J. K. Herr, Philip H. Sheridan
Joseph F. Taulbee. Andrew W. Smith
TrouD W. Miller. William Edwards. Ar
tlllery Wade H. Carpenter, Frederick W,
Hlnrlchs, Jr., Samuel Frank. Charles M,
Challen, John E. Munroe. Stenhen Abbott,
William F. Morrison, William l. Williams,
Myron 8. Crlssy, Ned H. Rehkopf, John P
Terrell. William M. Davis. Infantry Gil
bert It. Stewart. Jonn M. Ullbert. John R
McKlnn s. Henry M. Kelly. Frederick F
Black, James M. Hobson, Jr., David H,
aowfr, Hiram w. cooper, lienjamln A
Confirmations by the senate:
Postmasters: Illinois F. W. Osgood
Wlnnetka; 8. C. Dlngee. Wllmette; C. F,
Best. Nokomls; C. E. Holt, Hospital; W. H
Norris, carlyle; w. P. stack, carbondale
A. L. Williams, Edlnburg." Kansas M. M
Murrtock. VUchlta: J. D. Kennard. Seneca
H. B. VanNest. Peabody. New Mexico
I. E. Klttrell, Socorro. South Dakota D
A. Broslus, Vermilion.
MAY MEET IN JERUSALEM
Many Delegates Favor Holy City for
Sunday School Conven
tion of ionn.
DENVER. June 25. "On to Jerusalem In
1905" la the cry that has been raised by a
number of the Sunday school workers that
have arrived here to attend the Interna
tlonal Sunday School convention, which will
The crusade In. favor of holding the 1905
convention In tbe Holy City is headed by
Mme. Mamreolf von Fiukelatein Mountford
who Is the only delegate to the convention
from Palestine. She assert, that a meeting
ot the convention In Jerusalem in 1005 would
be an object lesson for the world that would
do much toward the advancement of the
By the illness which will prevent the at
tendance ot President Hoke Smith and the
death of B. F. Jacobs, W. N. Hartshorn
vice chairman of the national executive
committee, is made head of the conventlou,
W. H. McLatn of St. Louis, for president
is tha choice of many delegate, who have
already arrived. Mr. HarUhorn, it Is gen
erally conceded, will succeed Mr. Jacobs as
chairman of tbe executive committee.
Worry t'aaaea Insanity,
LEAVENWORTH. Kan., June 25. An un
known man, evidently temporarily Insane
from worrying over King Edward's condt
tloa. Jumped from a bridge ovsr the Mis
sourt rtver here today and was drowned
Just before making the leap he Inquired
ooirv ins condition el Lbs king.
STORM COVERS WIDE AREA
arge Amonnt of Damage Done in South
Dakota and Northwest Iowa.
IVE PEOPLE INJURED AT ONE PLACE
wo of These 'Will Probably Die aad
Others Were Brnlaed by Relna;
t'auKht In Wrrrkate of
YANKTON, 8. D.. June 23. (Special Tel
egram.) Tbe windstorm here last night
as more like a hurricane than a tornado.
Orris Roberts of the government weather
bureau says: "At 11:20 p. m. the wind was
from the southeast, blowing four mile, per
hour. At 11:20 It shifted from the south
east to the northwest and, rapidly Increas
ing In velocity, reached the gale point at
1:45 p. m., and at midnight was blowing
at an average velocity of over a mile per
minute, the maximum for five minutes
being sixty-four miles, with an extreme
velocity of ninety miles at exactly mld-
The wind was accompanied by rain dur
ing the beginning and ending of the storm.
but when at Its highest velocity no rain
fell. The storm waa similar In every way
to that which I experienced during a hur-
Icane In the West Indies during the Span
ish-American war. Last nights storm.
hlle of the nature of a tornado, more
early resembles a hurricane.
The damage In Yankton Is bard to esti
mate, as losses are mainly small, although
nearly every property holder la suffering
some amount; $1,200 to 11,500 on the
w Masonic temple is the heaviest loss.
In a strip of country several miles long
nd about as broad, about ten miles north
of town, there was heavy loss, nearly every
barn and many house, in the community
One small neighborhood near Marlndahl
reports twelve large barns destroyed.
Between Volln and Wakooda tne same
sort of etory Is reported. Hardly a wind
mill In the county Is left standing, over 100
having been ordered today in Yankton.
At Vtlca the railroad windmill was de
stroyed, the depot Injured and the Durecsh
hotel partly demolished.
At Viborg. on the Great Northern, five
cars were blown on tne iraca ana mum
damage done to buildings. At that place
nd Davis $40,000 damage Is reported and
15,000 at Irene.
Heavy losses occurred st Parkston, Menno
nd nearly all parts north and west within
fifty mile, so far reported.
Two Fatally Injured.
The only serious Injury to human beings
was to the family of Frank Tierce near
olin, where five persons were caught In a
falling building. Two will die, Ander Cus-
us and Frltx Savey, at Beresford, the for
mer being blown from the second story of
bulldlne-. where be was endeavoring to
close a shutter. He struck on the pave
ment and Is still unconscious. The latter
had a leg broken by part of a building strik
At Beresford, besides much other dam
age, the new $15,000 Catholic church, Meth
odist church and city water tanks and
pumping station were destroyed.
Damage at Pierre.
PIERRE, S. D., June 25. (Special Tele
gram.) One of the worst storms in tbe his
tory of this city swept over here last night
The weather bureau record shows a wind of
seventy miles per hour and a rainfall of
A large amount of damage was done to
property, several small buildings being
scattered, while chimneys, roofs and glass
suffered. Shade trees were blown down all
over the city.
The most severe damage was done to
Grace Methodist Episcopal church, which
was shifted on its foundation and so badly
racked that It will probably have to be
taken down and rebuilt. Tbe total damage
The storm laat night, besides the damage
in thl. city, shook things up badly In Fort
Pierre. Hall is reported from Harrold
thirty miles east. Heavy rain Is reported
from Okobojl and Blunt and light rain fur
ther north, but no wind damages.
TYNDALL. S. D., June 25. (Special Tel
egram.) A severe windstorm struck this
olty near midnight, doing much damage.
Awnings were torn off, chimney leveled
window blown In, hundred of shade tree
broken and electric and telephone wire
nearly all blown down. The front of E.
Sunderlln' hardware store wa blown out.
Mr. Cress, owner of a fruit farm six
mile from town, suffered much loss. He
had prospect of 1,500 bushels of apple,
nearly all on the ground now and tree
re badly broken.
SIOUX FALLS, 8. D., June 25. Prac
tlcally every building In the village of
Viborg was damaged in a wind storm last
night. The force ot tbe wind carried a barn
forty feet Into the air and over a corn
crib without damaging the latter. The
crops over a wide extent of country, adja
cent to Viborg, were flattened to the ground,
Several member ot a family named Erlck
on were injured, but none fatally. They
were the only person Injured so far a yet
At Scotland the general store of H. Dick
on, tbe warehouse of Reich Bros, and the
billiard hall of C. Mayer were destroyed
by the wind. Hardly a residence in the
city escaped uninjured.
Iowa, Get. a Taste.
SIOUX CITY. Ia.. June 26. (Special Tele
gram.) Alarming storm report from South
Dakota have reached Sioux City, but on
account of the condition of the telegraph
and telephone wire it baa been impossible
to secure accurate information aa to the
South Dakota was swept by a terrific
wind storm during tbe night. The rumor
Is that three people were killed at Hudson
and oue report has it that thirty people
lost their live at Alcester, but little faith
is placed In the latter reports. Many
buildings were overturned and otherwise
At Sioux Center, Ia., the loss will be
close to $20,000. The First Dutch Reform
church was wrecked and the hardware store
ot Sneller & Johnson wa. blown to pieces
Shade trees two feet in diameter were
broken off like reeds. No one waa fatally
hurt. Th Terwlller elevator and Demot'
livery barn were totally wrecked.
At Maurice, la., considerable damage to
trees and small buildings is reported.
Planted by King- Edward.
NEW YORK, June 25. In Central park
this city, are two trees one an American
elm, the other an English oak, which were
planted by King Edward, then prince of
Wales, in 1860. Tbe elm has grown to be
a big. strong fiee, about 100 feet high, but
the oak has remained stunted. About two
meeks ago Landscape Artist Parsons ot th
park was told that the oak showed sign
of dying and since then he has used every
effort to stop the decay and to save the
life of the tree, but without avail. U
Parson say it cannot be saved.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Showers Thursday
and Friday. Kxcrpt Fair In tastera Por
Hour. Dea-. Hoar. Dest.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterria I
S a. m AT 1 p. nt TO
a. in ...... OH Jl i. m Tl
T a. m p. m To
R a. m f 4 p. m Tt
t a. m ...... t R p. m Tl
10 a. m...... Tt fl p. m Tt
11 a. m T.t T p. m TO
12 m T2 st p. m UM
I p. m S
BIG STOCK YARDS DEAL
oston Capitalists and Mew Railroad
Arranae for Packing; Plant
at Kaasa. City.
KANSAS CITY, June 25. Theodore Bates.
representing Boston capitalist and the
Kansas City, Mexico A Orient railroad, pro-
cted by Arthur E. Stllwell, are said to be
Interested with the Swift Packing company.
htch la reputed to hae purchased the
Fowler plants at Kansas City and Chicago,
the erection of a rival stock yards at
Harlem, across the river from Kansas City
Missouri. In addition complete packing
houses, to house the merged Swift-Fowler
lants, will. It Is stated, be erected near
the new yards. The site Is situated about
two miles from the plant of the Kansas City
Stock Yards company.
Over a year ago Mr. Bate bought in at
auction the stone piers In the river at thl
point erected during the boom fifteen years
go by Willard E. Winner, together with
valuable terminal, and land on both sides of
the river. Since then he has quietly bought
up Immense tracts of land on the Harlem
Ide, haa secured possession by right of
accretion to a mile of water front on the
Kansas City side and acquired title to the
ferry rlghta on the putllc levee. His In
tention primarily, It wa. supposed, was to
erect a new central passenger station, but
now it la alleged these properties were se
cured mainly with the view of their being
tllized for stork yards and packing house.
Within the last year the Kansas City,
Mexico & Orient railroad, which, aa pro
jected, will run through a cattle country
the Tom Green county region in Texas
not now In direct communication with Kan
sas City and which will lap some of tho
biggest cattle ranches in the world In the
tate of Chihuahua. Mexico, has also been
buying up land on the river front at Har
lem and vicinity.
"We have a big bunch of the best land,"
said Vice President Sylvester of the road
today, but he declined to enter Into a dis
cussion of their plans.
AGAIN PATTIS0N IS NAMED
For Third Time Philadelphia Man 1.
Pennsylvania'. Demoeratle Can
didate for Governor.
ERIE, Pa., June 25. For the third time
In twenty year ex-Governor Robert Pat
tlson of Philadelphia was nominated for
governor of Pennsylvania today by the dem
ocratic state convention. George W.
Guthrie of Pittsburg was the unanimous
choice of the ' convention for lieutenant
governor. James Nolan of Reading was
nominated by acclamation for secretary of
Internal affairs. Tbe platform makes no
reference to national questions, which. In
dicates ' that the campaign will be made
strictly on state Issues. I
Mr. Pattlson appeared before the con
vention and made a brief speech of ac
ceptance. The real contest In the convention was
on the question of the representation from
Philadelphia. Sixty delegates were elected,
but State Chairman William T. Creasy
ruled that the county was entitled to only
twenty-nine. The chairman's ruling waa
sustained by the credentials committee and
also by the convention. During the de
bate on this question the spectators In the
galleries Interrupted John M. Garman of
Luzerne with hisses and Jeers.
The police were called in by the ser-
geant-at-arms to restore order. With the
exception of three, all the Philadelphia
delegates voted for ex-Congressman Kerr
of Clearfield and left the hall after Pattl
son' nomination. The convention wa.
railed to order at 12:40 p. m. by State
Chairman Creasy. A. B. Osborne of Erie
was elected temporary chairman and Rob
ert E. Wright of Allentown wa permanent
REPUBLICANS NAME TICKET
Akin. Win. Ont in Mla.oalrl Over
Dick Keren, by Hand
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., June 2fi. The
republican state convention, which met yes
terday, adjourned sin die this afternoon
after unanimously re-electing Thomas J.
Aklns chairman of the republican state
committee, nominating a ticket and 'opt
ing a platform unreservedly endorsing the
administration of President Roosevelt and
declaring him to be the logical candidate
for 1904. The mention of Roosevelt' name
created great enthusiasm.
A minority report endorsing the admin
istration of Secretary of the Interior Ethan
Allen Hitchcock, who Is a Missourlan, was
adopted a part of tbe platform after a
warm debate. This wa agreed to by a vote
of 63C to S89 and wa declared to be a vic
tory for the force of State Chairman
Akin over those of National Committee
man Kerens. Tbe latter, however, secured
tbe permanent organization of the conven
The following ticket was nominated:
State Superintendent of Instruction-
Prof. J. U. White of Brookfleld.
Warehouse and Railroad Commissioners-
Long term: W. S. Crane of Jasper county,
Short term: Barney Frenthal of St. Louis,
OHIO BRINGS TREASURE
Steamship Get. la from Koma aad
Bring. Hew. of First Steamer
SEATTLE, Wash., June 25. The steam
ship Ohio arrived from Nome today with
$150,000 In treasure. It brings news of the
first steamer to arrive down tbe Yukon at
St. Michael, Sarap reaching that point with
$1,000,000 In treasure on board.
Ohio reports all the Nome fleet with the
exception of Portland and Jennie, having
reached that port. When Ohio left Nome
on June It tbe steamer Portland bad been
lost sight of for twenty-six daya and tbe
steamship Jennie about the aame length of
Portland was last reported by Nome City
when the latter sighted it in the Ice pack
off Cape Prince ot Wales. Jennie was aeen
about the aame time near Nunlvak island
The United Statea steamship Thetla bad
been out over a week In search of th. two
craft when Ohio sailed and th steamer
Dora was dispatched from Nome to assist
in the search two days befcoo Ohio sailed
I from that harbor. There Is soma fear at
Noma that Jennie may be lost
KING RESTING WELL
Condition of England'! Ruler 8howt Satis
factory Progress, Phjsioiani Eay.
SICK MAN PASSES RESTFUL NIGHT
Danger Still Exitta, but There Are Ho
Outward Signi of Complications,
WILL BE 'INVALIDED FOR A LONG TIME
Coronation May Be Deferred Several Month,
for King Cannot Be Out Soon.
WORLD ANXIOUSLY AWAITS THE OUTCOME
Everything Points to a Rapid Re
covery from Effects of Operation
and Every Passing Hour
LONDON. June 25. (Midnight.) Kln
Edward's condition tonight 1 even more
satisfactory than has been Indicated by
the last bulletin. He has made decided
Improvement and -the feeling at Bucking- -ham
palace Is very hopeful. His majesty
Is able to take nourishment. He hsd
scrambled eggs and a little hock and soda
this evening snd with his own hands he
opened several telegrams.
The bulletin issued at 11 o'clock tonight
Is regarded as Intensely satisfactory. Thl
bulletin is generally taken a being the
first occasion upon which the king' doc
tors have allowed themselves to express,
even to a small degree, the hopeful feelings
they undoubtedly, even though privately,
Thirty-six hours have now elapsed since
the. operation was performed and the ab
sence of complications compels hope In -.
all quarters, though, as haa been frequently
been said in these dispatches, several days ,
must rss before the possibility ot danger
Notwithstanding this, the eve of tbe In- ,
tended coronation day, and that London la
not even more crowded with people than
yesterday, tbe scenes witnessed on the
streets tonight wa. marked and pleasant
contrast with thoee of Tuesday evening.
The reckless rejoicing which wa then so
disgracefully prominent wa quite unheard
tonight. Traffic pursued It way unim
peded and even the most popular thor- .
oughfares were comparatively deserted. No
Illumination dispelled tbe natural gloom .
which settled over the metropolis. The
moon failed to penetrate the darkness over
the city and a rather cold wind was blow
ing. Crowd. Walt Ontalde Palace.
Quiet and depressed, the crowds waited
outside of Buckingham palace for the night's
final news of the sovereign. For several
hours they kept their patient vigil, wan- ,
dering aimlessly, but with palpable anxiety,
over the open space which front, the royal ,
residence. For some rea.cn or another
a feeling pervaded tbe crowds .that if the
king lived until tonight he would live to .
be crowned. , .
Inside the palace all was quiet. Queen
Alexandra, who had been in the 'Vicinity of
the sick room all day, dined with a few
members of the royal family. Many who
came to the palace In the evening con
tented themselves with driving to tbe outer
gates, where they alighted for the latest
news. There they met only liveried serv
ant and small knot, of reporters. With
the exception of these callers and the no
blemen who have the entree to the court,
everybody waa rigidly excluded from the
palace by the police. Lord Gray, a director
of the British South African company, nnl
who recently visited the United States,
among those having entree to the coir
He said to a representative of the As
elated Preaa tonight that he had good hope
for the king's recovery, and that he was
sure every Englishman wa deeply touched
with the sympathy of the United State.
But," said Lord Gray, "the kind ex
pression are only what I should expect
after my recent experiences with American
Public Kot Reaaaured.
Earlier rumors had been more favorable
than the medical announcement. ' They
spoke of the king as having passed a good
night, with peaceful rest, and the announce
ment ot hi. majesty's restlessness and lack
of sleep are regarded by the general public
s by no mean, reassuring, although court
officials profess satisfaction. Tbe absence
of all mention of the patient's temperature
cauaes comment, although, probably, tha
statement that xp to the present "no un
toward symptom, presented themselves." la
Intended to indicate that there ha been
no dangerous rise 1n temperature. In medi
cal circles the opinion Is expressed that. In
the phrase Just quoted, the surgeon ara
saying all they possibly can. In fact, the
whole meaning of the bulletin Is concen
trated therein, the rest being purely
Throughout tbe morning the vicinity of .
the palace wa Invaded by seekers after in
formation. A curiously cosmopolitan crowd
gathered about the railings awaiting the .
morning bulletin, and directly after It wa
poated there wa a great acrambl to read
The prince of Wale arrived Just a the
bulletin was being issued. Lord Lister,
who came directly from th. king's apart
ment after having assisted in drawing up
the bulletin, left shortly afterward, and
tha more cheerful expression apparent In
his face was taken an Indication that
be wa satisfied with tha condition of the
Callers continued to arrive In great num
bers throughout the morning. Among the
earliest distinguished personage were Lord
Salisbury, who rode upon a tricycle. Arch
duke Francis ot Austria and th duke of
The duke of Cambridge, who arrived later,
had previously ' presented a set of color
6 the Middlesex regiment, addressing
which be said the king's Illness waa a vary
grave blow and a very trying one. But,
he added, he was very glad to be able to
speak hopefully of the progress made by
hi majesty, because he bad received fa
vorable new from those In attendance upon
Private Sews froas Pals
Private Information from Buckingham
palace substantially bears out the official
bulletin Issued at 10:30 o'clock, except that
the king had rather a worse night than
was Indicated therein. HI majesty, how
ever. Is resting eaaler and was sleeping t
10: JO o'clock thl morning.
Tbe exodu ot th coronation embaaale
already haa commenced. Tbe next two or
three day doubtleas will sea the departure
of all but one or two, and these will close
up tbelr official establishment and remain
In London merely as private persons.
The medical bulletins were rapidly
posted about London and the earn caoea
a wtr witnessed yesterday war enacted
Powered by Open ONI