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Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 10, 1871.
OMAHA, Fill DAY MOUSING, JUNE 27, 1 002 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
KING ABLE TO SMOKE
England's Baler Growi Better as the Honrs
Fats, and Enjoys a Cigar.
WRITES TELEGRAMS AND SEYERAL NOTES
7 ersenally Locks After BUU Affairs, While
Physicians Inn Reassuring Bulletins.
PRAYERS MINGLED WITH REJOICINGS
Tears and Litanies Obviously Ont of Place
in Face of the Bulletins.
DECORATIONS GRADUALLY DISAPPEARING
ftrand Thronged with Cartoon Thou
anda, Who t on line Themselves
to Tapklaaj a Farewell
Look at Surroondlnga.
LONDON. June 27. Buckingham was
closed for the night rather later than usual.
It la understood, however, that the king's
strength and progress are maintained and
It Is not anticipated that there will be any
necessity of Issuing another bulletin before
10:80 this morning.
LONDON, June if,. Midnight Those
around King Edward continue to be as
tonished at bis rapid recovery. The slightly
annoying symptoms mentioned In the bul
letin issued at 11 o'clock tonight are quits
Inconsequential compared to the fact, which
the Associated Presa has learned, that his
majesty again took food tonight and was
afterward allowed to smoke a cigar.
' Queen Alexandra sat with her husband
till the evening and only left him after he
ibad fallen Into peaceful sleep.
Mention by the king's doctors of the
tcare with which food is administered to
the royal patient and of the return of pain
In the woun I can tnfely be taken as .n
earnestness of their conscientious Intention
to make public the slightest adverse symp
Itom, however unimportant.
I The king's courage and good temper are
remarkable and today he personally wrote
(several telegrams and on or two notes.
' As evidence of the king's persistent re
fusal to efface himself from his connection
jwlth state affairs and In corroboration of
jthe statement that the physicians are .sat
isfied with their patient's condition, the
j Associated Press learns that besides per
sonally opening telegrams Wednesday even
ing. King Edward then insisted upon a
full inspection of the honor , list. There
was one appointment of considerable lm
i porUnce which had not been definitely
' decided at that time. The' king approved
this nomination and gave the final order
to the department Interested, thus saving
one of the recipients of honors from severe
Kin Better la Every Way.
Tonight King Edward is better In every
'way than he was last night or this morning.
(The return of pain in his wound is not
accompanied by any appreciable Increase
!of temperature. In fact. King Edward's
' doctors are inclined to regard the patient's
: tin and Ms appetite as healthy symptoms.
1 although with the reserve they have main
tained throughout they refrain from com
I To these hopes of a favorable Issue of the
king's Illness no less an authority then the
queen gives encouragement. Writing to
'the lord mayor of London, Sir Joseph C.
IMmsdale, today to thank him for his ex
pressions of the sympathy of the city of
London, Queen Alexandra says through her
' "The queen rejoices to think that the
Itmlletln of this morning gives a favorable
'report of the king."
Following the expressed desire of the
: prince of Wales the arrangements for il
luminating the city, which Involved the
'costly erection of set pieces for electric
and ges lights, will be allowed to remain
and will be utilised "immediately it is au
thoritatively announced the king Is out of
J By the king's personal desire tho royal
pardons of offenders In the army will go
Into effect Just as If the coronation had oc
curred. The last Intimation suitably
brings to a close the day which was to
have been notable In English history and
which from the viewpoint of the pullbo
has passed In that mediocrity which is at
tached to all things that are neither wholly
'good nor wholly bad.
Litanies Oat of Place.
The most striking feature of coronation
day, as it is still called, was the universal
substitution of services of Intercession for
! those of rejoicings. Thess services oc
curred throughout the country and on
j board the great fleet that lies unrevlewed
j la Portsmouth harbor. Yet even these
! lacked pathetle and dramatic element. In
the face of today's favorable bulletins tears
'and litanies are obviously out of place. The
crowds which passed the streets until mid
night tonight evidently appreciated this;
they did not "maffick," but there was a
general senae of rejoicing, which even
with the most unruly section failed te be
All along the Strand was thronged with
crowds of people, who usually confined
themselves to taking a farewell look at the
decorations gradually disappearing from the
front of Buckingham palace. Only a slim
gathering awaited the night bulletin and
when that was posted the roysl residence,
ave for a few stragglers, becsme deserted.
Inside the palace the members of the royal
family spent a quiet evening and the num
ber of callers was smaller thsn any night
thW week. With the favorable progress of
the king there Is much discussion as to
ow the coronation will be effected. While
nothing has in any way been definitely set
tled, It appears that KJng Edward is likely
to celebrate this event very quietly and
with merely the ceremony that attends the
opening of Parliament.
Coronation May Be Quiet.
Thla consists of a drive direct to West
minster abbey, accompanied by a small es
cort, and a speedy return to Buckingham
palace, and it Is rumored thst no foreign
princes or envoys will be specially Invited
for the occasion. All this is, of course,
quite It? the air, but it forms one of the
chief topics of London's dally conversa
tion. Hundreds of visitors to London, es
pecially Americans and people from the
country, Socked to Westminster abbey to
day and until late at night curious and
tather aws-siricken crowds of spectators
stood gaslng at the placs where Edward VII
should have been crowned. The artificial
coronation annex, which la one of the
few parts of the abbey aot hidden by
.stands, attracted special attention.
Providing King Edward maintains his
present late of Improvement London will
soon bt emptied of Its holiday crowd and
the proposed coronation will be looked fee-
(Coutluued oa Second Pag.)
EXPERT MEDICAL OPINION
Gravity of the Case of the Kins; I)e
pends Vpon Proper
LONDON. June 2. The British Medical
Journal says: "
Should the king's symptoms r 'he
course they have hitherto follow "
rnftri r. nunn t r. Iint fnr hi' .
restoration to health. Owing to 't-i '-i.
of the Affection nnd the charactet .'', "
dressing uned It Is inevitable that hi
vnlescence should be somewhat prolong.
tuit we believe that if no complications
arise there is no reason to fear his re
covery will not be complete.
The condition of the parts made clear st
the operation was such as to assure the
physicians that the share was due to one
of those unexplained Inflammations which
occir with remarkable frequency In the
neighborhood of the vermiform appendix
and that It was not due to any organic dis
ease of a more serious nature or to any
malignant growth, us rumor has suggested.
l"p-to the present there Is no Indication
of the occurrence of sny complication and
should none arise his majesty may live for
The Lancet, while declaring It Is Impossi
ble to disguise the seriousness of the king's
It la our Joyful privilege to be able to
counteract flatly some of the sinister mo
tive which have been prevalent for the
last forty-eight hours throughout the world.
The Idea that some dreadful news Is being
kept hark ought to be dispelled and abso
lute sincerity of every bulletin Issued
should prevent the nubile from heeding
these wild rumors. Hla majesty Is suffer
ing from perityphlitis snd nothing else. Un
fortunately the symptoms of perityphlitis
may be entirely masked and ft was that
that absolutely prevented the necessity of
an operation from being apparent until yes
terday. The Lancet declares that there was no
symptom of malignancy In the king's case.
Opinion of Dr. Murphy.
NEW YORK, June 29. Dr. John B.
Murphy of Chicago, dean of the faculty of
Rush Medical college, has telegraphed to
the New York Medical Journal the follow
ing statement regarding King Edward:
The official bulletins are very vague and
Indefinite, as the doctors do not state
whether the jierityphlltlc abscesa was due
to appendicitis, carcinoma or perforat
ing ulcer. They Infer that It was ap
pendicitis, but the clinical facts for five
days 'preceding the operation do not cor
respond with the Inference.
If It be an appendlcal perityphlitis,
opened and drained with no attempt at
removal of the appendix, his chances of
recovery, allowing for his age and mode
of living, should be 97 per cent. Even If he
tiCa a gangrene of a small area of the
caecum from a perlapendlcal abscess, his
chances of recovery should be good, unless
the Infection be very virulent. One would
Infer from the mild symptoms the day
previous to the operation that It was not
If the perityphlitis abscess be from a
perforating ulcer of the caecum, the
f rognosts is more grave, for these perforat
ng ulcers are grave In themselves, par
ticularly the tubercular. If the perforat
ing occurred through a malignant ulcer
hie chances of recovery would be very
meager, as a resection of the capul-coll
would be demanded. This Is such a long
snd grave operation that he could scarcely
withstand It, as It would Involve an im
mediate risk of 40 to 43 per cent.
Most Logical Aaaamptlom.
The assumption that the abscess is of
appendlcal origin Is the most logical from
his symptoms of pain and syncope on the
fifth or sixth day preceding the operation.
There was every reason for his physicians
withholding from the operation as long as
possible. If the diagnosis of appendicitis
had been made early It Is probable the
operation would have been performed Im
mediately, as the concensus of opinion of
the American medical and surgical pro
fession is that the Immediate operation,
that is, the operation within the first twenty-four
hours after the Inset of symptoms,
gives . the best, results snd subjects the
patient to the toast risk. --
mere is a unanimity or- opinion in tne
profession that no one, no matter how fa
miliar witn tne disease, is aoie to predict
from the early symptoms what will be the
subsequent course of the disease. It Is
therefore Incumbent upon the profession
to operate early to avoid the probability
of later and more dangerous pathologic
conditions. Medical treatment Is uncertain.
Inefficient and hazardous and thousands of
lives have been sacrificed by this method of
treatment. In Chicago alone in the last
three years there have been 752 deaths
from appendicitis. What a colossal crime.
What an Indulgent and forebearinjc public
to tolerate such results from the medical
profession. On this basis there should be
no perityphlitis of appendicular origin, as
all should be operated upon before that
TALK OF MEXICAN RAILROADS
Some New Onea and Consolidation
of Old Onea Strong
MONTEREY," Mex., June 2. Vice Presi
dent and General Manager Nlckerson of the
Mexican Central has said In an interview
that a short line to the United States
border, which would possibly extend to San
Antonio, Tex., is practically a certainty, al
though he denied that a definite move in
this direction has been arranged.
"We have arranged," said Mr. Nlckerson,
to build 300 miles of road between Tamplco
and the terminus of the recently acquired
Honey line, extending out of the City of
Mexico. To use this, in connection with
the gulf division, as an outlet to the states
will give us as short a line at least as the
President W. O. Raoul of the National
railroad of Mexico, who la on a tour of
Inspection of that system, while disclaim
ing any knowledge of definite steps being
tsken in that direction, has admitted that
the consolidation of the national and Inter
national roads In the near future is prob
able. POWDER MAGAZINE EXPLODES
Located Fire Mllea from Madrid, bat
Force Throw Open Doors
MADRID, June 26. A gunpowder mags
sine at the encampment of Carabanrhel,
five miles from here, exploded this morn
ing. Two men were killed and fourteen
Injured. The shock wss felt for miles.
Scores of houses were damaged, the doors
of the royal palace were thrown open by
the force of the explosion and many win
dows were smashed.
The king, accompanied by members of his
household. Joined the crowd which hurried
to the scene in order to ascertain the ex
tent of the .damage.
YACHT OWNER IS IN PRISON
Edward S. N. Dlx of Sew York In
the Tombs on Charge of
NEW YORK, June 26. Owner of two
yachts and a member of the New York
Athletic club. Ed sard S. N. Dlx la locked
up In the Tombs, having been indicted on
the charge of stealing $500 from Julian Q.
Buckley, president of an advertising agency
and owner of considerable real estate.
Buckley alleges that a large sum is miss
ing from his rent roll. The alleged short
age was discovered In the course of a dam
age suit by Buckley against one of the
rapid transit contractors tor encroachment.
The court demanded figures showing the
amount la which the buildings had bean
Dlx. who, Buckley alleges, had entire
contiot of the property, was on a yachting
trip. The books were examined and al
leged discrepancies were discovered which
ltd to Us arrest of Dlx,
ENDS FIGHT AT SIOUX CITY
Efforts at a Compromise in the Postoffice
Contest Come to Haught,
BILL TO PROTECT THE WATER HOLES
ve of Colonel Stotaeaberg In Need
"epalrs and Former Com-
tsked to Make Small
WASHINGTON, June 26. (Special Tele
gram.) The controversy over the Sioux
City postoffice was settled today by the
nomination of O. Badgerow, Congressman
Thomas having sent his name to the poet
master general today for nomination by
the president. The present postmaster, Mr.
Heiser, has made a most enviable record
and had the support of a very large num
ber of patrons of the office, but he was a
friend of Mr. Perkins of the Sioux City
Journal, and Mr. Thomas could not see his
way clear to the reappointing of a friend
of the man who has said some hard things
against the congressman from the Eleventh
district. Mayor Caldwell of Sioux City re
cently was In Washington on a still hunt
for the purpose of having Mr, Thomas ap
point a compromise candidate In the person
of L. L. Kellogg, president of the Commer
cial club of Sioux City. It was understood
that the men who were backing Badgerow
were favorable to this scheme, but when
the test came, however, the men upon whom
Thomas relies In the Eleventh district
could not see their way clear to endorsing
Mr. Kellogg, and the bottom having fallen
out of the attempt to bring harmony In the
ranks of Sioux City republicans, Mr. Thomas
took the bull by the horns today and sent
in Badgerow's name.
Charles Rlgg of Beatrice, who has been
In the city for some time past and who on
Decoration day laid a wreath of flowers
upon Colonel Stotsenberg's grave In Ar
lington as a tribute from the boys of Com
pany C of Beatrice, found that the grave
of the late colonel of the First Nebraska,
who died in battle In the Philippines, was
not sufficiently protected and that It needs
a new base stone to shield It from the
weather. Accordingly he has written a
general letter to the men of the First Ne
braska calling upon them for a slight contri
bution of 10 or 15 cents each for the pur
pose of purchasing a base stone to be
placed upon Colonel Stotsenberg's grave.
Mrs. Stotsenberg, who has erected a
modest monument to her late husband's
memory, la not able to repair the grave as
it should be and Mr. Rlgg has taken It
upon himself to bring this matter before
the men who were with Stotsenberg dur
ing the Philippine campaign.
Paaa Water-Hole Bill.
Late last night Senator Gamble secured
the passage of a bill to regulate the use
by the public of reservoir sites located
upon public lands of the United States,
and the senator holds tho record for the
speediest legislation that haa been ac
complished in a number of sessions. He
introduced the bill on the 2Sd, It being re
ferred to the committee on public lands.
The day after it was reported by the com
mittee without amendment and one the
evening ef the next day It was passed. The
bill Is largely in the Interest of railroads
In tha Black Hills as.lt Is designed to pro
tect watering- placea for shippers of cat
tle in their drives across the reservation
in reaching railroad points. - The legisla
tion Is needed for the reason that the use
fulness of watering places for live stock
that is being driven to -shipping stations
Is very much impaired by the fact that
local' range stock will habitually graze
upon the grass In the Immediate vicinity of
these watering places, thereby destroying
all forage In the immediate vicinity thereof,
leaving nothing for the use of herds that
are being driven te market. The purpose
of the bill which passed the aenate yes
terday, and which has been reported to
the house, is to reserve an area represented
by a radius of two miles immediately around
these watering places from continual graz
ing by local herds, so that the grass may
not be entirely destroyed. The bill is re
stricted so as to confine It to reservations
constructed and maintained as watering
places In connection with the driving and
transportation of live stock and provides
that the act shall not in any way Interfere
with the entry of any portion of the pub
lic lands under the general laws of the
The bill confirming In the state of South
Dakota the title to sections of land here
tofore granted to that state, the proceeds
of the sale of which. If sold, are to be
used in aid of the militia of the state of
South Dakota, passed the house today. The
bill now goes to the president tor signa
ture. Poshing Hot Spring Sanltartnm.
Captain H. E. Palmer of Omaha, mem
ber of the National Board of Soldiers'
Homes, Is In Washington on his way to
attend a meeting of the board whtcb la to
be held in New York next Saturday. Cap
tain Palmer stated that It was bis inten
tion to secure the appointment of a com
mittee to go to Hot Springs, S. D., for the
purpose of locating the site for the new
saultarlum to be erected at that place, and
he hoped that the work of building the
structure would be commenced this year.
The Rosebud treaty bill, about which
so much hss been said and written, will
not be taken up at the present session of
congress, leaders of the house having de
termined to permit no treaty legislation
carrying an appropriation to pass this ses
slon. In some particulars it is thought
this decision will be of benefit to South
Dakota, as it will give ample time should
the bill pass early at the next session for
the Issuance of the proclamation and get
ting things in readiness for opening the
reservation to settlment. Instead of work
ing a hardship it la believed it would be
vastly better to have the reservation opened
in May or June of next year than to have
It opened in the very late fall of this year.
J. U. Monroe and wife of Omaha are in
Postmasters appointed: Nebraska Jacob
Frahm, Malmo, Saunders county, vice J.
P. Frostrom. resigned. Iowa Alburn Gask
ell, Dawson, Dallas county; Nettle C. Ms
son, Mlddletown, be Moines county;
Josephine Bullard, Sheffield, Franklin
county. South Dakota E. C. Enquish, La
bolt, Grant county; A. L. Davison, Lester
vllle, Yankton county; J. W. Spaw, White
Owl, Meade county; Hester Harkness,
Wyatt, Aurora county.
The comptroller of the currency today
approved the application of E. S. Kelly,
W. W. Stewart, rf. O. Stewart, C. A. Kelly
and W. S. G. Robinson to organise the Hot
8prlngs National bank of Hot Springs, S.
D.. with 25,000 capital.
Miss Nellie Cobb of Tomah. Wis., has
been appointed a cook at the Winnebago
Indian school. In Nebraska, and Edward
M. E. Rogers of Emporia, Kan., a discipli
narian at Cheyenne River school. South
Hanged for Wife Harder.
PITTSKURO. June 24Charles Davis, a
West Virginia negro, was hanged here
today for Uie murder of his wUa last December,
TURN DOWN GENERAL STRIKE
Silk Workers at Peterson Hold Ses
sion and Deride Will Re
tain Their Jobs.
PATERSON, N. J., June 2 At a meeting
tonight In which were delegates from all
branches of the silk Industry here It was
voted not to order a general strike In sym
pathy with that of the dyers' hefeprs. A
full consideration was given the matter and
the vote stood: Against a strike, 12; In
favor cf a strike, 8. The Socialist Trade and
Labor alliance withdrew and did not vote.
T hevotea In favor of a general strike
were csst by the Tyers' Helpers' union and
the Broad Silk Weavers' union, 4 each.
Those who voted against were the Ribbon
Weavers' union,- Warpers' and Loom Fix
ers' unions, 4 each.
It was generally argued that thousands
out of work at this time would do no good
end would hasten the end of the dyers' help
ers' strike. It wss contended that it would
be better for those whs could work to do
so and contribute toward the financial sup
port of those how out.
It is expected that many weavers and eth
ers who have not worked since a week ago
will now return to the looms, the step hav
ing the approval of the trades' unions.
At a meeting earlier In the day Strike
Chairman McGrath made a bitter speech
against the presence In the city of the mil
itia. He claimed the local police were suf
ficient to preserve order. He demanded that
the soldiers be sent home and went so far
as to attack their habits. The speech at
tracted the more attention because hereto
fore McQrath has been very mild in his ut
terances and counselled against any vio
lence. Governor Murphy is expected here tomor
row to look over the situation. He will con
fer with Mayor Hlnchcliffe. General Camp
bell and Captain BUIson of the police. The
governor will withdraw the troops or allow
them to remain as the city authorities say.
He may also grant a hearing to the mill
owners.' POSTAL GETS THE CONTRACT
To Control Telegraph Service of
Pennsylvania Road for Fif
PHILADELPHIA, June 26. First Vice
President John P. Greene of the Pennsyl
vania railroad today confirmed the "state
ment that the directors of the company, at
their meeting yesterday, approved the
agreement whereby the Postal Telegraph
company will control the telegraph service
of the Pennsylvania company east or Pitts
burg and of the Erie for fifteen years, be
ginning December 1 next.
Mr. Greene stated that It now remains for
the directors of the Postal company to
ratify the contract. He further stated
that as soon as the present contract be
tween the Pennsylvania railroad and the
Western Union Telegraph company affect
ing the lines west of Pittsburg and Erie
expires a contract will be- made with the
Postal company similar to the one approved
It Is said the contract for the -western
lines will not expire for several years. The
eastern contract tae already expired and
the Western Union Company haa been given
six months' time from June 1 within which
to remove Its poles and . wires,, from the
railroad company's property. , tv
NEW YORK. June 26. VW. H. Baker, vies
president and general manager of . the
Postal Telegraph company, confirmed, today
the report that a contract between his com
pany and the Pennsylvania Railway com
pany had been agreed upon. Mr. Baker de
clined to discuss the financial part of the
contract, but said he considered the ar
rangement an excellent one both for his
company and the railroad company. The
announcement to the effect that 100,000
railroad messages a year are to be trans
mitted free and the balance paid for Is un
derstood to be substantially correct. It Is
said that the terms finally agreed on with
the Postal were not offered to the Western
NO CHANGE INTHE LESSONS
Sunday School Committee Faithfully
Carries Ont Instruction
DENVER. June 26. Six special trains
filled with delegates to the tenth annual
International Sunday school convention ar
rived today from the east. The convention
proper will open this afternoon. A prepar
atory service of prayer and hymns was
held at S o'clock this afternoon at the Cen
tral Presbyterian church and at 3:30 o'clock
a memorial service for the late B; F. Jacobs
of Chicago, chairman of the executive com
mittee, was held In the Central Presbyterian
The following official statement haa been
prepared by the International Sunday school
It appears from petitions received and
from press notices that there Is an entire
misunderstanding concerning the attitude
of the lesson committee toward the quar
terly temperance lesson.
The committee desires to say, first, that
It has faithfully carried out the Instruc
tions of the convention and prepared the
quarterly temperance lesson; second, that
It has never contemplated or discussed at
any meeting since Its appointment any
proposition looking to the discontinuance
of the quarterly temperance lesson or any
modification of the Instructions received
from the convention; and, thirdly, that the
lesson committee has no Intention of
recommending to the convention any mod
ification of the present instructions con
cerning the temperance lesson.
The international executive committee
met this forenoon at the Brown Palace
hotel, the vice chairman, W. N. Hartshorn
of Boston, presiding.
STEEL LITIGATION BEGINS
Argument of Counsel In Case Against
the lilted States Steel
T.RENTON. N. J., Juns 2. Argument In
the suit of Mrs. Miriam Berger against the
United States Steel corporation to restrain
the conversion of $200,000,000 worth of pre
ferred stock Into s like amount of bonds
was resumed In the court of errors today.
Counsel for Mrs. Berger made an exhaustive
argument and waa closely questioned by
members of the court. He contended that
the act of 1902, which waa passed last win
ter, to permit the company to carry out its
purpose was clearly unconstitutional, and
that no right existed under the general cor
poration act to reduce the preferred stock
of a corporation without payment for the
same In cash; that the present plan of sub
stituting bond for preferred stocks was an
Injustice to those holders of preferred stock
that hsd not been substituted. Counsel for
the steel corporation will conclude the ar
gument this afternoon.
Bishop of Auckland.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Juns 28.
Right Rev. William Garden Cowie, D. D.,
bishop of Aucklaud. it dead. He was born
In England In 1131. Hs had been bishop
of Aockland sines 166 and primate of New
Z (slant tines 15,
YALE WINS BIG 'VARSITY
Lowers theColors of the Fastest Eight that
Harvard lias Tet Produced.
HARVARD TAKES F0UR-0ARED RACE
Freshmen's Contest Proves Dead
Heat by Crew of Harvard Mak
ing Magnificent Spurt Near
End of Course.
NEW LONDON. June 26. Rowing within
ten seconds of record time tha Yale 'varsity
crew this afternoon lowered the colors of
the fastest eight that Harvard has yet pro
duced. Ysle won by four bost lengths.
Yale s time was 20:20, Harvard's 20:33.
In the four-oared race the colors of Har
vard were borne to the front. The Cam
bridge four won by two and one-halt
In the freshmen race Yale'a crew led over
the last mile until within a few feet of the
finish, where the Harvard crew by a mag
nificent spurt Jumped their shell up even
with the blue. The Judges were compelled
to decide that the race was a draw.
Twenty-five thousand people saw the Ell's
row to victory In the big 'varsity race.
But while the crowd waa great It was the
presence of President Roosevelt which
made the crowd unique in the history of
Yale and Harvard races. The president
saw the finish of all three races from
aboard Dolphin, which was anchored
Just above the finish line. He declined the
Invitation "of the regatta committee to go
aboard Mr. Cornelius Vanderbllt's launch,
Mirage, preferring. b said, to remain
aboard Dolphin, where he could be with
his family. The eyes of 25,000 people mean
while searched yacht after yacht in the
hope of a glimpse of the president.
Good Weather Flnnlly Comes.
After a stormy night and a morning
which seemed to mean postponement of the
races until Friday, the afternoon finally be
came a cloudless day of almost perfect
weather for shell racing. The wind blew
quartering on the course from the north
west, but with the exception of the 'varsity
four-oar race the crews could not have had
much better water. More yachts thsn ever
before In the quarter of a century of Yale
Harvard races on the broad Thames were
anchored along the last mile and a half of
the course, forming a solid avenue and fill
ing the river from bank to bank with a
glorious tinge c colors, which above the
blue waters of the Thames made a beautiful
picture against the cloudless sky. The
closeness of the 'varsity race brought out
the greatest crowd of Yale and Harvard
graduates and . undergraduates that haa
ever come to New London, while the pres
ence of the president brought to the river
the people for many miles around. Rough
water necessitated the postponement of the
'varsity race from 4 until 6 o'clock.
The 'varsity four-oared race was rowed a
few minutes before S o'clock. The wind at
this time was blowing a gale and Referee
William A. Melkleham decided to postpone
the freshman race and also to postpone the
'varsity race. A quarter before 6 o'clock
the referee steamed over the course In Mr.
August Belmont's launch. Scout, and blew
a long blast of the whistle, notifying ih
crews to get ready. The long observation
trains on either bank of the river were by
thla time flying alongside of the starting
flag. Filled from end to end, not an empty
seat, the two big trains, bearing over 5,000
people, were bright with the gowns of
pretty, women and the colors of Harvard
and Yale. Mighty cheers resounded among
the green hills of Montvllle and Galea Ferry
as the Harvard eight rowed over to the
start, five minutes before t o'clock.
Shells Leap Away.
Yale was a trifle slow In leaving its boat
house and Referee Melkleham notified the
Ell's a second time. By 6:07 both crews
were at their boats. Enthusiasm on the
observation train was so great that the
referee had to signal to the crowd to keep
quiet so that the crews might hear the
pistol shots. At 6:09 the pistol waa fired
and the two big shells leaped away from
their stakeboats. Harvard got the best of
the start and In ten strokes had the nose of
its shell a quarter of a length ahead of the
Blues' boat. The crimson's eight had the
best water over the first quarter mile and
its men made all out of It that they pos
Harvard started at thirty-six strokes to
the minute, Yale at thirty-two. By the
end of the first half mile Harvard had
dropped its stroke to thirty-four, while
Yale still held its stroke at thirty-two.
At the half mile flag the boaja were almost
even. The watches on the referee's boat
recorded Yale's time for this half mile at
2:29 Vs. Harvard st 2:29. Yale had cut
down Harvard's lead while rowing from
two to four less strokes to the minute.
Over the next half mile the race was s
desperate struggle between two powerful
crews. The boats slgzagged for a minute
and, a, half, and then the blue shell began
to creep ahead. ( Yale reached the first
mile flag In 5:04, two seconds before Hsr
vsrd. The Ells were two-thirds of a length
ahead. Yale bad dropped Its stroke to
thirty-one per minute and. Harvard had let
its stroke down to thirty-two. It had been
a terrible fight, but Yale had finally gotten
From the end of the first mile to the
mile and a half flag the boats scarcely
changed positions. Harvard raised its
stroke one point, and so did Yale. . Tha
blue shell finished the mile and a half In
7:37. Harvard In 7:39". Over this dis
tance Yale had gained but half a second.
On toward the two-mile flag the powerful
eights swung with mechanical precision at
the pace of giants. Harvard dropped its
stroke back to thirty-two, snd now the
two atrokes swung in exact unison. But
all the while the Yale tbell kept creeping
a little bit ahead. At the two-mile flag
Yale was leading Harvard by four seconds.
Yale's time was 10:11. Harvard's 10:15.
Whistles and sirens at the navy yard
shrieked out a welcome to the oarsmen at
they swung down the next half mile. The
revenue cutter G re ham In the excitement
of the moment lifted Its anchor and started
to follow the crewa deapite the entreaties
of the referee and regatta committee to
keep back. Yale eased up a bit on Its
stroke and dropped it down to thirty-one.
Harvard seeing Yale relax Jumped Its up
to thirty-four. But despite this spurt Yale
picked up another second between the mils
and the two-and-a-half-mile flags. Yale's
time for the two-and-a-half flag wat 12:12,
Over the next mils the Blues picked up
Just another second in the struggle for su
premacy. At the three-mile Yale led by
two good lengths, Its time being 15:10 and
Harvard's 15:16. Then Yale raised Its
stroke te thlrty-twe and Harvard in a dee
perste effort to hold Its own kept Its at
thirty-four. There waa very little dif
ference In the power In the two
bosts, but between the two strokes
there wat a .decided difference. Yale did
(Continued on Second Pasa.l
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF COMBINE
Incorporation Papera of Organisa
tion of American Steel Foundries
Filed la Sew Jersey.
NEW YORK. June 26. Formal announce
ment of the organization of the American
steel foundries under a New Jersey charter,
with an authorized capital of $40,000,000.
half 6 per cent cumulative preferred atock
and half common, was made today. The
new corporation acquires these plants and
properties: American Steel Castings com
pany of New Jersey. Reliance Steel Cast
ings company (limited) of Pittsburg, Leigh
ton and Howard 8teel company of St. Louis,
Franklin Steel Casting company of Frank
lin, Pa.; the Sargent company of Chicago
and American Steel Foundry company of
It will Issue sgalnst tbm and for addi
tional working capital $15,000,000 6 per
cent cumulative preferred atock and the
same amount of common stock. Ths bal
ance will remain In the corporation's
treasury for future purposes, not to be
lsiued save for actual cash or property of
actual cash value at par.
Control of the companies named is to be
taken over not later than July 15.
The statement Is made that the owners
of the constituent compsnles declined to
accept any cash payment, but took stock
Instead, thus reducing the cash require
ments very considerably. These were guar
anteed by Charles M. 6chwab and Elbert
H. Gary, president and chairman respec
tively of the United States Steel corpora
tion, and Max Pam. It Is stated that no
corporation fees were expected. Announce
ment of the election of officers and di
rectors of the corporation will be made
ONLY TWO PERSON?" KILLED
Property Losa In Indiana Tornado
Estimated at One Million
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., June 26. Returns
carefully gathered by the News Indicate
that the tornado which swept across the
state from northwest to southwest yester
day was the most destructive storm that
has visited the state since 1877.
The path of destruction extended for
about 160 miles and varied In width from
three to six miles. In this path factories
were wreaked, houses unroofed and blown
from their foundations, windows and doors
crushed by the force of the wind, thousands
of acres of growing crops were torn to
pieces or cut Into shreds by the ball and
barns were demolished.
Cattle were killed and injured, machinery
wss wrecked, foreets were twisted and bent
snd broken by ths fury of the gale and
telegraph and telephone poles were snapped
oft and the wires scattered In confusion
along the highways and the lines of rail
way. Great as the damage was and tense at
the fury of the storm, it it remarkable
that Only two persons were killed James
Van Hoy, a young man of 22, crushed In a
falling barn at Pendleton, and James
Bailey, a farmer, caught In the wreck at
A conservative estimate of the total
damage In the path of the storm places it
in the neighborhood of $1,000,000.
PRESIDENT RETURNS HOME
Leaves New London for Nation's Cap
ital After Enjoying
NEW LONDON, Juns 27. President
Robsevelt tonight left for Washington,
where be is scheduled to arrive at 7:30 in
the morning. The president and bis party
came ashore from the Dolphin at 10 o'clock,
the launch running. In at the public land
ing, oppoaite the depot. He was accom
panied by General eLonard Wood, Secre
tary Cortelyou and Assistant Secretary
Latta. The presidential party was es
corted aboard a private car attached to the
Federal Express by a platoon of polios and
the secret service men.
While the presidential train waited at
ten depot the cheering of the crowd brought
the president to the car door. He cor
dially returned the salutations of the
throng and Anally said: "I am delighted
to ses you. The day has been a splendid
one, but 1 regret that the victory couM not
have been on my side."
The presidential train was delayed twenty
minutes and during that time the president
remained seated by an open window talking
to General Wood and occasionally nodding
to the cheering crowd outside. Five secret
service men and three press reprtsentstlves
accompanied the president to Washington.
Dolphin, with Mrs. Roosevelt, Miss
Roosevelt and the children on board, will
leave In the morning for Oyster Bay.
OHIO LAWS IN BAD TANGLE
Extra Seaslon of tho Legislature May
Bs Nereaaary to Straighten
COLUMBUS, O.. Juns 26. An extra ses
sion of the Ohio legislature now teems cer
tain. The supreme court during the present
week bat held a number of Important lawa
to be' Invalid.
Decisions handed down today held the
Cleveland city government to be unconsti
tutional, and also a special law enacted for
the city of Toledo, taking the control of the
police out of Mayor Jones' hands.
Ths court In the Trauger case directs
Governor Nash to appoint a lieutenant gov
ernor. Lieutenant Qovernor Nlppert wat
appointed probate Judge of Hamilton county
and President Pro Tem Archer of the senate
wat supposed to succeed the lieutenant gov
ernor. Tha. contention of Trauger that there
la a vacancy In the office Is sustained.
The court alto tusttlned the validity of
the Royer act. which limits the Jurisdiction
of the supreme court to a certain class of
casea and takes away 96 per cent of its
Jurisdiction In appeal caaet.
It is ths opinion of stats officials that an
extra session of the legislature will have to
be called to straighten out these matters.
Begin to Elect Delegates.
WILKESBARfcE. Pa.. Juns 26. There wat
nothing new in ths anthracite ttrlks today.
The call for the special convention has been
received by the local unions and most of
them have begum U sleet delegates.
READY FOR STRIKE
Machinists Expected to Submit Demands to
Union Paoifio Today.
COMPANY IS NOT EXPECTED TO ACCEDE
If Demands Are Refused Strike Will Be
Over Entire System.
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION LEADERS HERE
Thej Declare Union is Financially Tit for
PROMISE SUPPORT TO BOILER MAKERS
Men Bay Strike Will Come Vnlese
Compnny Reeognlses Union and
Grants Increase of Wages
Union Pacific holler mtkert who art on
a strike from now on will have the staunch
tupport and co-operation of the machinists,
many of whom are Idle by virtue of ths
company's action In reducing Its thop force
and all of whom will be Idle by their ow&
volition If the company rejecta niandt
which they expect to pr;nt todty. In
view of the united action of ths boiler
makers and machinists the strike assumes
graver aspects and promises a severe and
probably prolonged struggle unlest terms
can be reached very toon.
The workmen are lining up for btttle.
Besides the members of the machinists' eg
ecutlve committee two national officers of
the union are In the city and will take
mattert in their own hands. D. W. Rode-
lilr vf PKIonn n na a nf tit. anl I A
districts, which comprise all the machinists'
unions of the western roadt, and T. L.
Wilson, fourth vice president of tha na
tions! organization, with headquarters at
St. Paul, are on the grounds. Mr. Roderick
will remain a day or two counselling over
the situation and the affairs will then be
placed under direction of Mr. Wilton.
May Strike Today.
Since the arrival of these men (t It
learned that If the Union Paclflo falls or
refuses to grant ths demands of the ma
chinists a strike may be declared within
twenty-four hours, which will be general
over the entire system. Their demands are
precisely those submitted and rejected at
former conferences and pertain first to the
recognition of the union and the employ
ment of none but union men and second to
an increase in wages. Furthermore, ths
company will be Informed that the men
protest against piece work and will not
submit to thtt system.
This statement wat made to a reporter
for The Bee Thursday evening:
"The machinists' union It In thlt fight for
Its rlghtt. It wantt to Jeopardize no In
terests of the Union Ptciflc nor those of
any other concern or Individual. It simply
seeks fair play and must have It.
"We believe the Union Paclflo will hear
lift nfiA wilt trAftt fftlelv vlrH lift Wkn (ha
boiler makers,' machinist a and the officiant ;
get together we look for tn tmloable set
tlement of the whole trouble. But, on the
other hand, we are prepared for a battle If
it cannot be averted. Our union every
where it eager for a strike If that it neces
sary, if you could tee the messages that
are constantly coming to ut you could ap
preciate the unanimity of aentlment In
standing out for our rights.'
I'nlon Prennred Financially. -
"We will be prepared financially for a
bitter struggle. All our local unlont have
proffered liberal support and we can de
pend upon the national organization, which
is, by the wsy, in excellent financial condi
tion. We hope a strike can be averted."
This question was asked the machinists:
"If the railroad company grants the ma
chinists' demands and agrees to restoro
them to work will the fact that the boiler
makers are still out and their demands Ig
nored deter the machinists from accepting
the company'! concessions and quietly re
turning to their work?"
"We will, first and last, refuse to work
with 'scab' boiler makers." wat the reply.
'And there la no other way by which ths
railroad company can All the boiler makers'
placet and retain harmony than by employ
ing union boiler makert. Of course, it la
taken for granted that the ahopt cannot
operate without boiler makers."
Expect to See Officials at Once.
The machinists expect to meet ths offi
cials of ths road today or tomorrow. When
ever thla conference takes place they will
demand that every non-union machinist and
helper In the service of the Union Paclflo
be discharged yand the placet filled with
union men. "
Asked bow soon a strike would ba de
clared If the machinists failed to make
terms with the company, a prominent rep
resentative of the union replied: "Pos
sibly within twenty-four hours."
It Is not probable that tha company will
accede to the demand of ths machinists
that all nonunion employes be discharged.
It takes the position that the union shall
not dictate terms to It, nor will it dictate
terms to the union. Its officials maintain
that the Union Paclflo hat not tnd It not
now fighting the unlont. It employe union
and non-union men, but a majority of the
former, and haa alwaya been known at a
Car Builders Hold Conference.
The car builders, and officials are still de
liberating over the requesta of tha former.
A conference of two hours was held yester
day morning and another one In the
afternoon. The situation In Omaha has
been covered and those of outside poluts
are to be taken up next. Another meeting
may be necessary to complete the work.
Both tides seem satUfled with the prog
rest of eveuts and It la still believed thtt
an amicable adjustment of differences will
be reached. The length of time consumed
in arriving at a conclusion la due to the
very complicated schedules under whiea
the car builders work.
The bollermakers were encouraged yes
terday morning by a report from Evanstdn
saying the Union Pacific had approached
bollermakers there with a proposition to
take them back if they would return or give
tbera the alternative of taking their time
checkt and leaving the company't employ
entirely. The men cboss the lstter. The
bollermakers also affirm that the sains
tsctlcs bavs been adopted here and that a
number of their men have been offered as
high at 85 centt tn hour by the cornptny
It they would return to work. But all
refuted. Thlt It taken by the bollermakers
as an Indication of tha company'a willing
ness to settls ths strike, even If at the
strikers' own terms.
Officials of the road declare that no over
tures have been made to the bollermakers
since Monday which came from authoritative
sources. It Is further give out that so
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