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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED .TUXE 10, 1871.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MOUSING, JUNE 28, 1902 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
KING OUT OF DANGER
Physician Report That He it How Prac
tically 8ure of Beooyery.
LATEST BULLETINS SHOW NO ANXIETY
Tsmperatnre is Uormal, Hii Appetite Im
preyes and Wound Healing.
THOUSANDS CHEER AT THE GOOD NEWS
Popular Comment ii that the Lait Bulletin
ii the Etit of All.
NOW LITTLE DOUBT OF HIS RECOVERY
Liverpool U lllimliittl In Becog
Bltlon of the Olad Tiding Which
Have Come from Back
LONDON, June 28. King Edward's Im
provement was maintained at 1 o'clock this
The Dally Mall this morning says that
Hll King Edward's functions are working
admirably. The drainage pipe has not yet
been removed, but the king's general prog
ress is very sure and steady.
His diet already Includes soup, fish and
baked apples. It Is probable that next week
the number of dally bulletins will be dimin
ished. It baa been informally settled, says the
paper, that as soon as It la safe to do so
bis majesty will be moved to Cowes and be
placed on board the royal yacht for his
period of convalescence.
LONDON, June 27. "It's the best yet,"
was the popular comment with which the
bulletin posted at Buckingham palace at
11 o'clock tonight waa greeted. A small
erowd waited before the palace until tbo
bulletin was brought out and when the good
news became known there were cries "Hear!
Hear!" and cheers.
Lord Churchill, the acting lord chamber
lain, drove up to the palace Just as the
bulletin was Issued, and he expressed his
keen pleasure at the doctor's report of
the king's condition. After learning the
contents of the bulletin the crowd at the
palace quickly dispersed and the rejoicing
which waa already apparent In the crowded
streets Increased with the terms of the
latest report. The 11 o'clock bulletin waa:
"His majesty's condition is In all re
ppeuts Batisfactory. The king has had a
comfortable day and has made substantial
The prince and princess of Wales dined
t Buckingham palace tonight In company
with several other royal personsgea. All
the diners returned early to their homes.
The unanimity among prominent physi
cians In expressing their opinions as to
Ihe caas of the king l quite remarkable,
all the professional opinions gathered are
listlnctly favorable and hopeful. The doc
tor regard the danger of perityphlitis as
. tow. almost paat and believe bla majesty's
recovery to be entirely probable.
Liverpool was .Illuminated tonight Is reo
kgnltlon of the good. news.
The king of Denmark, who Intended com
ing to London today has been dissuaded
from so doing by Queen Alexandra, who
telegraphed her father that King Edward
la making good progress.
Talk of Festivities.
The prospect of the king's rapid recovery
pas led to a revival of the projects tor
festivities. It has practically been decided
that the Indian and Colonial troops here
(hall be reviewed next Tuesday or Wednes-
8ay by the prince and princess of Wales
en the Horse Guards parade. Queen Alex
andra attending to take the salute on be
half of the king as she did recently at
Aldershot. This Idea was warmly advo
cated by the colonial premiers In London
ftnd It has been approved by Joseph Cham
berlain, th colonial secretary.
It Is likely that as soon as his majesty
Is pronounced to be out of danger London
arlll indulge In a general Illumination. Very
few of the Illumination devices In the
City have been disturbed, their owners
awaiting the decision of the prince ot Wales
In ths matter. The prince has not yet or
Acred the removal of the devices from Marl
It' ta not Impossible that the abandon
ment of the naval review set for June
18 will be reconsidered in the interests of
the colonial and Indian visitors, who are
greatly disappointed at missing this sight,
Other entertainments for the nation's col
onial and Ipdian guests are also being ar
ranged. Thus, It there la no setback In bis
majesty's progress, there will be a partial
revival ot the interrupted festivities.
Practically Oat of Dancer.
It Is said that after the Issue of this
toomlng bulletin Lord Marcu Beresford
asked Lord Lister how the king was pro
gresslng and that Lord Litter replied:
"His majesty Is practically out of danger.'
The prince of Wales and the duke of Con-
kaught called early at Buckingham palace,
Lord Lister and his colleagues were In
lunsultation for a quarter of an hour prior
! Issuing the bulletin posted at 10:15.
The announcement of a more comfortable
ttats of the king's wound and his having se
fured natural sleep is followed by an Indl
ration of Increasing assurance In the minds
tf those responsible for ths official report
It Is contained in the last sentence, which
indicates that everything Is going aa well as
Can reasonably be expected.
As the time approached for the posting
f the mornlug bulletin the erowd about the
palace of the king Increased appreciably.
(Vben the better tenor ot the new contained
by the slip of paper attached to the b&tte
tovered board became known something like
I cheer broke forth from the assembled
Prince Henry of Prussia and other foreign
representatives were among the earlier In
quirers at Buckingham palace.
Postponement ('ri Troable.
That many persons unreasonably felt ag
grieved by the postponement ot the corona
tion festivities is shown by the fart that
llstuibance have occurred in different
arts of England. A crowd gathered In the
itreets at Watford and windows In the house
f the chairman ot the council were
imashed, together with those of other mem
bers of the town coronation committee.
Mounted police charged the erowd.
Considerable rioting was Indulged In at
Dunstable. A protest meeting wss held and
tb crowd afterward proceeded to the rest-
lencee of the mayor and rector, where,
amid much hooting, windows were smashed.
A move waa then mad to the Chlltern
bills, where a great coronation bonfire waa
lighted cootra-y to orders.
A riot also occurred la He mm el Hamp
Head owing to th derision ot the corona
lion committee to sell the beef and pro-
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BRING UP HIMBERT CASE
M. Mlrman. Socialist, Aiika Rome Prr
tlneat Qorstlona Concerning
Noted Purls Affair.
PARIS, June 27. The Humbert case was,
brought up In the Chamber of Deputies to
day, when M. Mlrman (solcalist) Inter
pellated the government on the subject.
M. Mlrman said he wanted to know why
the then minister of Justice, M. Monis, had
not Intervened until May 8; why measures
had not been taken to arrest the authors of
the swindle and why the then mlnlBter of
finance, M. Caillaux, had not given orders
to collect the 10,000,000 franca succession
duty to which the state had " right to
claim on the heritage. He '' 1 that
Senator Valle, the presen. "' A. of
why the duties were not colleC
M. Valle could not acknowledge a .
functionary who had failed to do his dut).
because he would be accused ot personal
spite. But M. Valle should now tell all
he knew about the affair and the vote of
the chamber would protect him.
M. Firman Fauer (nationalist) attacked
Attorney General Bulot. After several
other deputies had spoken, M. Valle arose
and declared that the attitude of Attorney
General Bulot had been Irreproachable. He,
M. Valle, was confident that Mme. Hum
bert would bo arrested and when the rase
was tried there would be many surprises
and lovers of scandal would have ample sat
isfaction. The affair, however, had no po
litical character and was purely judicial.
The minister then asked the chamber to say
If It retained confidence in him. The min
ister's remark was greeted with cheers and
the chamber, 493 to 74 votes, passed a
motion of confidence In the government, in
the following terms:
The chamber expresses confidence that
the government will prosecute energetically
all the culprits In the Humbert affair and
give It the purely judicial consequence in
While the debate was proceeding in tbo
chamber a crowd of several thousand per
sons waa witnessing the removal ot the
famous safe from the Humbert residence
to an auction room. Legal functionaries
watchet! the. lowering of the safe by pul
leys from the upper story. It weighs 6,000
BEGIN TO TIRE OF SIBERIA
Return Movement to European Bai
aln Much Stronger Than
It Waa In 1900.
8T. PETERSBURG, Thursday. June 12.
(Correspondence of the Associated Press.)
Official figures showlug the emigration to
Siberia and the return of former immigrants
to European Russia for the year 1901 are
The total movement to Siberia Is given
roundly as 128,700, comprising 94,700 emi
grants, 25,000 pioneers or intending emi
grants and 9,000 peasants seeking work.
There returned 55,000 persons. Including
81,000 emigrants, 18,000 pioneers and 6,000
The return movement Is stronger than It
was in 1900. The greatest emigration waa
from Poltava and other thickly populated
central provinces, where the land allotments
made after tb emancipation were most un
favorable to th peasants.
FRENCH GENERAL EXECUTOR
Estate of Late Midi All Will Be
Handled by Him for '
TUNIS, June 27. A deoree has been pub
lished in the Gazette to the effect that the
personal fortunes and estates of Mohammed,
bey of Tunis, and his family, as well as the
crown property, will hereafter be managed
by the French resident general, M. Plchon.
No expenditures by the member of the
royal family will henceforward be legal
unless authorized by the resident general.
Bid! All, formerly bey ot Tunis, died
there June 11. His son Mohammed was
proclaimed bey the same afternoon.
EXONERATES THE CADETS
Committee to Investigate Sandhurst
Military College Fire Reports
Students Not Responsible
LONDON, June 27. It Is understood that
the committee appointed to Inquire Into
the origin ot the suspicious fires and the
Sandhurst Military college in Its report
exonerates the cadets from suspicion of in
cendiarism and says the disturbances were
due to resentment ot the cadets at being
accused of being connected with th fires
which have occurred at Intervals in their
quarters since April, and which caused a
stoppage of the leave ot all the cadet.
NO TROUBLE IN SANTIAGO
Report that There Waa Great Agita
tion Among th Negroes
SANTIAGO, Jun 27. Th reports circu
lated In the United States by a news agency
ot great agitation here among the negro
element, who were said to be demanding
that the revolutionary army be paid and
approving of General Bandera' plan ot
taking to th woods, are Incorrect.
The city and the province of Santiago are
absolutely quiet. The press of both psrtles
advocates paying the soldiers, but there Is
little discussion ot the matter.
African Ksplorers Are Safe.
LONDON. June 27. Advices received her
from Adls Abeba, capital of Abyssinia, an
nounce th safe arrival there of Fttzhugh
Whltehouse of Newport. R. I., and Lord
Hindltp, who started from England Febru
ary" 1 on an exploring trip to tb Upper
Nile. Both ot th travelers were well and
had thua far enjoyed a successful trip. They
were cordially welcomed by Ktng Menellk.
The explorer were to continue their travels
round Lake Rudolf and home by way ot
Massowah, where the) expect to arrive in
Count Is Not n Loser.
VIENNA, June 27. The report circulated
in the United States that Count Rudolf
Potockl, an aide de camp to th czar, loat
zaoo.ooo at naccarat in tnree nours at a
club in Warsaw Wednesday night, and
afterward attempted to commit suicide,
originated in an obscure and unreliable
puper of Cracow and Is generally regarded
here as being entirely unfounded.
Must Comply with the Uw,
PARIS, June 27. At a cabinet meeting
held at the Elysee palace this morning M.
Lojbet signed a decree closing ths religious
listitutloD which bav not complied with
the provisions of tb law of association.
Ons hundred and thirty stabllshmnta ars
Involved. Instructions on the subject wers
eat to tb various prefecture this after
AMNESTY FOR FILIPINOS
Cabinet Decides to Issue General Proclama
tion of Pardon on July 4.
AGUINALD0 AND OTHERS BENEFITED
Desire I to Restore Peace la Arrhl
pelaao and Substitute at CItII for
a Military Administration.
WASHINGTON, June 27. At the meet
ing ot the cabinet today the terras of an
amnesty proclamation to the Filipinos,
which It Is contemplated to Issue on the
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and has found it necessary
number of changes In Its text.
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In Its Jlfled state It was agreed to by
the cabinet today and Secretary Root will
cable It to Acting Governor Wrtght for his
Inspection. If It meets the tatter's approval
nothing will remain but for the president, if
the Philippine civil government bill Is a
law on that day, as la now expected It
will be, to Issue on Independence day a
formal proclamation setting forth terms of
amnesty for all political offenders In tho
islands including Agulnaldo and those held
The proclamation Is based upon the gen
eral objects of the Philippine government
bill, namely to restore peace in the archi
pelago and substitute a civil for a military
administration. That is now in conference
and the proclamation will not be Issued
until the Philippine government measure
has been agreed upon by both houses and
the president has affixed his signature to It.
Teat of the Proclamation.
The proclamation will declare that a state
of peace now exists In the Philippine Islands
save in the parts ot the Archipelago where
the Mindanao or pagan tribes are giving the
United States a great amount of trouble and
will declare In effect that with the trans
fer of the government of the archipelago
from a military to a civil status all those
arrested and held for political offenses
shall be restored to liberty, granted full
amnesty and allowed to participate in the
civil government that is to be Inaugurated
in the islands. .While' the proclamation la
subject to changes In text, the general'
language ot the document Is pretty well
There was a general dlscueslon today of
the treatment that should be accorded the
political prisoners of the Islands. There
Is no Intention, It is stated, to release those
convicted of other than political offenses.
the benefits of tbs amnesty being limited to
those In custody as a result of breaches of
military law, leaving criminal offenders to
the action of the proper authorities under
th coming civil government. The purpose
Is to demonstrate that motives of humanity
and generosity dictate our course toward
the Philippines. When the Islands are
turned over to the civil authorities they
will not be left without adequate military
protection, as no more troops will be or
dered home for the present, and every pre
caution will be taken tor the military safe
guarding of the Islands under th new civil
Purchase of Frlara Lands.
Another subject under consideration at
the cabinet meeting today was the nego
tiations for the purchase of the friars' lands
in the Philippines. Secretary Root took
with him to the meeting all the correspond
ence which haa passed between himself ant
Governor Taft while the latter has been
carrying on his negotiations at Rome. It
is understood that Secretary Root feels
great confidence in a successful outcome of
Governor Taft's efforts
The cabinet also took, up the question of
naming the naval vessels provided for In
the naval appropriation bill and, It is as
serted, a decision was reached in that case.
but it is desired not to make the names
public until the vessels are. actually author
The cabinet meeting waa held In the
president's temporary quarters on Lafayette
square and was the first time in eighty
eight years that a regular session of the
cabinet bad been held outside the White
PRESIDENT RETURNS HOME
Trip Mack to the National Capital
Devoid ot Noteworthy
WASHINGTON, June 27. President
Roosevelt and party arrived in Washington
on a special train over the Pennsylvania
railroad at 10:35 this morning.
The president' special train traveled as
the second section of the Federal express
There wers no noteworthy Incidents during
th morning journey. Th president wss
In fine humor. He walked briskly down the
station platform on reaching Washington
and had almost reached the gates when be
recollected that be bad not bade adieu to
the engine crew, his Invariable practice on
returning from a trip.
Quickly retracing his step, he reached
the sld of the engine that had pulled blm
from Philadelphia and vigorously shook the
hsnd ot the .engineer, fireman and another
trainman who bad climbed Into the cab to
share the honors. Ah he turned toward the
gates a 'man roughly .brushed against him
seized his band and exclaimed that b was
from Long Island.
"Glad to see you," said the president and
be wrenched his hand away and joined Sec
retary Cortelyou. The Whit House car
rlage waa In waiting and the president
drove directly to his nsw temporary official
ESTABLISHES ARMY COLLEGE
Secretary of War Direct Prepara
tion of General Order for Estab
lishment at Washington.
WASHINGTON. June 27. The sec
reiary or war has directed tbs
preparation of a general order for the es
tabllsbment at Washington barracks In this
city of an army war college for the most
advanced instruction of army officers. Tb
proposed college will be under the Imme
diate direction of a board of fiv officer
detailed from th army at large, and, ex-
officio, the chief of engineers, the chief
ot artillery, th superintendent of the mili
tary academy and the commanding officer
of tb general set .Ice and staff college.
Major General 8. B. M. Young was de
tailed today aa president of the college
and General William H. Carter and General
Tasker H. Bliss ' v been selected aa mem
bers of the general bord, leaving only two
more members to be selscted from th army
Until th buildings contemplated at Wash
ington barracks for th us of th college
are erected and ready for occupancy tb
college will occupy temporary quarter la
a privet building.
CAPTAIN STEELE ON STAND
Tells What He Knows rt Board Rel
ative to Alleged Cruelty
MANILA. June 27. Captain M. W. Steele,
of the Sixth cavalry testified today before
the board which Is Inquiring Into the charges
of cruelty, etc., brought by Major Cornelius
Gardener, governor of Taybns province
egalnst American officers and soldiers. He
said he left Taybas In 1301, at which time be
did not consider the province psclfled or
The witness was in Major Gardener's regl-
ttent, the Thirtieth Volunteer Infantry. At
that time no American dared go through
the town unguarded. He said that acting
under Major Gardener's orders and after
protesting, he placed the principal residents
of Lucban under guard during the vote for
the local president and that they com
plained bitterly of the action taken. Wit
ness left them and when he returned he
found tbey had voted for a criminal who
waa in jail. He told them they must elect
another man. The witness believed they
voted for the men they moat hated. The
man elected president protested and re
quested to be relieved, but wss compelled
under threat of being put In the guard
house to accept the office. Continuing Cap
tain Steele said that among his brother
officers Major Newberry, formerly of the
Thirtieth Volunteer regiment, who testified
before the board on Wednesday was reputed
to have used a perfectly unscrupulous
method of obtaining In'ormatlon from na
tives. Once the witness asked him if he
had killed five natives with his own hand
and got the understanding that be bad killed
several men with his Mauser pistol. Wit
ness did not ask the reason for this and
was not prepared to say that Newberry had
actually killed them, but That waa wit
ness' Impression. He thought It was Major
Gardener's policy to get a form of govern
ment that the province waa not ready for It.
Major Gardener then testified as to his
policy In dealing with the natives of Taya
bas, saying it was what he understood was
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desired by the authorities at Washington,
namely to erase from the minds of the
peacefully Inclined the fears they enter
tained of soldiers and to show them where
they were wrong. In the meanwhile pursu
ing the hostile natives vrth relentless ac
The major Introduced documents. Includ
ing a report of General Theodore Schwan,
commanding him (Gardener) and the Thir
tieth regiment of Volunteers.
ROANOKE BACK FROM NOME
Bring Back Gold Dost, but No New
of the Missing Steamer
SEATTLE, Wash., Jun 27. The steam
ship Roanoke, under command of Captain
Weaver, arrived from Nome this morning.
Roanoke left Nome on the afternoon of
June IS. At that ttme no tidings had been
received of the steamer Portland or
Jeanle, and both vessel are now believed
to be lost. At Norn It Is generally ac
cepted that Portland has been swept far
Into the Arctic sea.
Captatn Weaver reports that nothing bad
been heard from the rcvij , cutter Thetis
when he left Nome. That vessel had at
that time been two weeks in pursuit of
The vessels In .port when Roanoke left
were: Valencia, Indiana, Centennial, Gar-
onna, EUhu Thompson, Newsboy and Ore
gon. The1 steamship Senator was still in
quarantine. The steamer Dora of the North
ern Commercial company which returned
to Nome June 17, having given up all
hop of finding the unfortunate vessels.
Roanoke brought down 1100,000 in gold
dust and reported a pleasant voyage.
ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE
Annual Convention of American Alio.
elation Begin Session at
PITTSBURG. June 27. The annual con
vention of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science began its sessions
at Carnegie institute today.
Most of the delegates have arrived and
by tomorrow upward of 1,000 visitors will be
here. The convention will adjourn on July
8, but the delegates will remain over the
Fourth in order to take part in the recep
tion to President Roosevelt on that day.
' After the usual address of welcome to
day' session waa devoted to the reports of
officers and the reading of papers by Robert
Fletcher, director of the Thayer school of
civil engineering, Dartmouth college; N.
Clifford Rlcker, dean ot the college of en
gineering. University of Illinois; Charles F.
Burgess, assistant professor ot electrical en
gineering. University ot Wisconsin, and
NOT SHORT 0F THE STOCK
Chairman of Colorado Fnel and Iron
Company Makes n State,
DENVER. June 7. J. C. Osgood, chair
man of the board of directors of the Colo
rado Fuel and Iron company, today made
the following statement for publication:
In view of the false and malicious state
ments which have recently been publiHhed
to the effect that I am "short" of Colorado
Fuel and Iron common stork and have ad
vocated the suspension of dividends for
stork Jobbing purpnHes I state most em
phatically that 1 have not sold a share of
stork short. I have not directly or indi
rectly sold a share of stock for the last
sixty days and the stork I sold prior to
that time was for the purpose of reinvest
ing In the Colorado Fuel and Iron com
pany'! per cent debentures.
The atatement that there was a "gentle
men's" or any other kind of agreement to
pay dividends for another year is as false
as It Is ridiculous. I have purposely re
strained from discussing the matter of pay
ment or nonpayment of the common stork
dividend, leaving It for discussion and ac
tion by the board of directors.
RIVAL FOR STEEL" TRUST
Certlncute of Incorporation for Amer
ican Steel Fonndrles
TRENTON. N. J . Jun 7 A r.rll,.i.
of incorporation was filed her today for
The American Steel Foundries, capital
$40,000,000, of which $20,000,000 Is preferred,
drawing f per cent cumulative dividends.
The concern is authorized to manufacture
1 Iron, steel and manganese and .other ma
terials and all articles partially consisting
ot th same. Incorporators: Howard F.
Wood, K. K. McLaren and Donald H. Mann,
all of Jersey City.
Dlplomatle Relations He-Established.
ROME, Jun tf. Mgr. R. Sam de Sam
per, th member of th pope' household
who was sent to Mexico three months sgo
with instructions to endeavor to re-establish
diplomatic relations between that re
public and th Vatican, report that hs has
been successful In bis mission.
COMES AS FRIEND OF COURT
Attorney Baldwin Filei Brief in Railroad
Assessment Mandamus Case.
EXPLAINS ABOUT THE TWO ANSWERS
"ays First Waa Made In Good Faith
and Attorneys Who Made It Did
Not Appreciate Ita
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, June 27. (Special Telegram.)
John N. Baldwin, Union Pacific attorney,
late this afternoon filed In the supreme
court an extensive brief in the mandamus
rase of The Bee Building company against
the State Board of Equalization. Explain
ing his appearance, Mr. Baldwin says:
"The undersigned, an attorney-at-IaV
gratefully appreciating the permission of
this court to be heard with reference to
the questions Involved in this cause, files
this brief a a friend of the court."
The document is In response to the brief
filed recently by E. W. Slmeral for The
Bee Building company. In commenting on
the two answers of the board It Is urged
that the first answer was undoubtedly made
In good faith, "but without a clear under
standing of the legal effect," and that it
stated conclusions merely1 and not the
Mr. Baldwin next attacks the character of
the relator's brief and Insists that It should
receive the condemnation of the court, the
objection being to Mr. Slmeral's discussion
of the board's two answers.
It Is alleged that in asesslng the railroad
property the board necessarily assessed
both the tangible and intangible. It ia
also contended that the mandamus will not
lie In this case because the Board of Equal
ization is clothed with discretionary and
quasi judicial powers and has already acted.
CANNOT TAX GOOD WILL
Indiana Court Hold This la Not Part
of Taxable Property In Case
of Indianapolis News.
INDIANAPOLIS, June 27. The good will
of a business cannot be taxed under the
Indiana law, according to the decision of
the supreme court today, in the Indianapolis
News case. The valuation of tangible prop
erty as returned for taxation had not been
questioned, but the state board having
added a large sum for good will and for
value of the Associated Press franchise.
When the paper refused . to pay, the state
board sued, .through a state auditor, to
collect While the complaint alleged that
the additional assessment was against the
good will of the property and the Asso
ciated Press franchise, it did not specify
how much either was valued at. Attorneys
for the newspaper showed that the In
diana law did not provide a method, nor
attempt to provide one for taxing good
will and that no other newspaper or other
property had been so taxed. The lower
court found In favor of the New and the
higher court sustained the opinion. It Is
said that good will is not property and
doe not com within the ststut providing
for taxation and th assessment of taxes.
The Associated Press franchise, , it said,
should be taxed at what It may be worth,
but that had not been clearly set out
in the complaint and the court could. not
consider It. N
. The attorneys for the newspaper bad held
that the Associated Press was not an asset,
but an expense.
CONTROL MISSOURI MINES
Claim Made that Morgan Syndicate
Is About to Absorb Coal
Mines of State.
KANSAS CITY. June 27. The Star ssys:
All the big coal mines in Missouri are to
be absorbed by a syndicate controlled by J.
Pierpont Morgan, according t R. O. Rom
bauer of Klrksvllle, Mo., a coal operator.
"An effort was made about a year ago by
Mr. Morgan's Chicago representative to or
ganize a syndicate in Missouri," said Mr.
Rombauer. "The negotiation were not suc
cessful, but a new plan of absorbing the
Missouri mines has recently been proposed.
and th Indications now are favorable for
the consolidation of the most important
mines in Missouri.
"The Missouri operators have had so
much trouble with labor unions and with
railroads that many good mines can be
nougnt tor reasonsoie prices. -
Mr. Rombauer asserted that th plan to
consolidate Missouri mines by eastern cap
italists waa only part of a plan to form
a trust to control the coal output of the
CHOOSE TYLEfl PRESIDENT
Denver Man at Head of International
Sunday School Association
' Neat Tear.
DENVER, June 27. The tenth triennial
convention of - the International Sunday
8chool convention elected Rev. B. B. Tyler,
past,or of the South Broadway Christian
church of Denver, president for the ensuing
trlennium. The reports ot .th general
secretary showed a flourishing condition.
The convention Is making an effort to In
crease the contributions to $25,000 annually,
and $15,000 was pledged this afternoon.
The field workers conference elected the
President, E. Morris Ferguson, New Jer
sey; vice president tor northeast, H. 8
Conant, Boston; vice president for south,
George O. Bacbman, Nashville; vice presl
dent for west, W. E. Merrltt, Tacoma,
Wash.; vice president for central states
W. C. Pearce. Chicago; vie president for
Canada, A. W. Halpenny; secretary, E. E.
LAWYER HAS TRAGIC END
James E. Pearson After Writing Con
fession of Defalcation and
Theft Inhales Gas.
NEW YORK, June 27. James E. Pearson
5 years of age, a well known lawyer, whose
home is at Hempstead, L. I., and who bad
an office In Brooklyn, waa found dead in bis
office today. He bad killed himself by in
haling illuminating gas. In bis hand was
the photograph of a woman. He left a
letter. In which he said:
"It is of no use. I bav prayed for
death and It does not come. Opportunity
is given m for tb first time In three weeks
and I am alons In th office. I must not
miss this opportunity,' sod my family will
b better off without me. Ruined, dis
graced and unfit to live, all good by, you
will all despis me when all is known.
"I am a defaulter and tblef, and where
all the money is gone. I cannot tell. My
wlf and children are left pern'Uas."
Pearson bad six children.
CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
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and iTobaniy Sunday.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
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PICKLING MEN TO COMBINE
Incorporation of Manufacturers and
Distributors of Fond Products
Said to Be First Step.
CAMDEN. N. J.. June 27. Articles of In
corporation were filed today by the Asso
ciation of Manufacturers and Distributors
of Food Product, with no capital. The cap
ital of the firms incorporated is $30,000,000.
The incorporation today is said to be pre
liminary to the organization of a combina
tion to embrace a number of the largest
pickling and preserve establlsments
throughout the country. A meeting of the
officials of these companies will be held In
New York June 29. The firms members of
the association are: Max Ames, New York;
A. A. Knight A Sons, Boston: Terfectlou
Jar Closure company, Philadelphia; Curtis
Bros., Rochester, N. Y.; Crulkshank Bros.,
Allegheny City, Pa.; Oeorge K. McMechan,
Wheeling, W. Va.; Anderson Food company
and the Campbell Preserve company, Cam
den, N. J.; Logan A Johnson, Boston; J.
Weller company, Cincinnati; Exley, Wat
kins ft Co., Wheeling W. Va.; Williams ft
Bro., Detroit; Rltter Conserve company,
The officers of the new corporation are:
President, William B. McMechan, Wheel
ing; vice presidents, L. M. Friley, Camden;
Frank Crulckshank, Allegheny City; W. H.
Rltter, Philadelphia; secretary, W. A. Wil
JUSTICE CHARLES LONG DEAD
Veteran Member of Michigan Supreme
Bench Die After Long
DETROIT, June 27. Justice of the State
Supreme Court Charles D. Long died here
this afternoon after a long Illness.
Justice Long was a native of Michigan
and was In hi 61st year. He had been
on the state supreme bench since 1S87.
He served in the civil war as a private In
the Eighth Michigan infantry. In the bat
tle Of Wilmington Island, April 18, 1862,
be received wounds which rendered blm
sn Invalid for life. A shot shattered his
left arm, which had to be amputated above
the elbow. At nearly the same time a
bullet pierced his hip. This bullet It proved
Impossible to remove and to the hour of hi
death this never-healing wound, which had
to be dressed every day, caused him untold
suffering and discomfort.
Judge Long was well known by reason of
his suit against Pension Commissioner Locb-
ren, which be carried to the United State
supreme court to compel the commissioner
to restore his pension to $72 per month.
It bad been reduced on the ground that
Judge Long was not totally disabled.
TEXAS DROUGHT IS BROKEN
Heavy Rains Fall from Dallas South
to Gulf and In Other
Pnrta of State.
DALLAS, Tex., June 27. The long drought
prevailing in Texas was quite generally re
lieved today. Heavy ralna are reported from
Dallas south to the gulf and many sections
north, east and west have received por
tions of the downpour. The corn crop Is
said to be beyond redemption, but cotton
will be saved. There was considerable
alarm for the safety of Galveston through
out the day, as a severe gale was reported
raging there early this morning and tele
graphic communication was entirely inter
rupted during the day. It was later learned,
however, that no damage had been sus
tained and that the water waa but slightly
At Houston a high wind prevailed and a
heavy rain fell throughout the day. Trees
were uprooted and car traffic was suspended
In a portion of the city, but no serious
damage waa done. At Grand Saline th
gale was very strong and the water broke
over the river banks. No great damage la
MOB MURDERS MISSIONARY
American and British Mission Build
ings at Tien Ku Chao
PEKIN, June 27. The viceroy of the
province of Szeb Chuan bss notified the
government that the American and British
mission buildings at Tien Ku Chao have
been destroyed by a mob and that a mis
sionary ha been murdered. HI name
and nationality was not reported.
An Imperial edict has just been issued
depriving the local magistrate of Tien Ku
Chao of hi rank and order the extermina
tion of the rioters.
Several of the leaders of the outbreak
are reported to have been beheaded. Evi
dently this was an anti-Indemnity rising,
Ilk thos which bav occurred, elsewhere
DR. A. C. HIRST CRITICALLY ILL
Pastor of First Methodist Church of
Omaha Lie Dangerously Sick
In May wood. 111.
CHICAGO, June 27. (Special Telegram.)
Dr. A, C. Hirst, former pastor of Cente
nary Methodist church, now pastor of the
First Methodist church ot Omaha, la crit
ically 111 at the bom of bis daughter, Mrs.
Bennett, of Maywood, 111. The doctors de
clare It due to overwork.
Dr. Hirst has filled some of the best pul
pits In the country. Including Christ church,
Pittsburg; Towns Street church, Columbus,
O., and Simpson Memorial church, San
Francisco, besides th Chicago and Omaha
BOY CONFESSES TO MURDER
Seventeen-rear-Old Lad at St. Joseph
Says He Killed His Mother
Some Tim Ago.
ST. JOSEPH. Mo., Jun 27. William
Coats, aged 17, was arrested her today
on suspicion of being the murderer ot bis
mother, whose partially decomposed body
was found In her home, on a farm south
of this city, yesterdsy. Coats, after a brief
"sweating" at nolle headquarter mad a
full confession. Implicating his father.
James Coats, who soon afterwards waa
taken into custody. Tb parents have been
missing for several months. Th son says
b cboksd hi mother to death when no
on km around.
MACHINISTS LET OUT
TJnien Facifio Discharges Another Big
Portion of Its Workmen.
OVER HUNDRED AND FIFTY GIVEN CHECKS
Aotion Complicates Troable Between Rail
road Company and Shopmen.
THOUSAND DROPPED FROM PAYROLL
Mach nists Present Demands Again and
Will Meet Officials Today.
WILL STRIKE UNLESS COMPANY YIELDS
Car Builders and Union PoclSo
Reach Mutually Satisfactory
Terms After Continuous Con
ferences Lasting Five Daya.
One hundred and thirty-seven machinists
and helpers were discharged by ths Union
Pacific from Its Omaha shops Friday even
ing, and about twenty-five from the shop
at Armstrong, Kan. One hour and a half
before these men were Informed that they
need not report for work this morning tho
company reached tho amicable term with
its csr builders, with whom officials hav
been In conference for fiv days. Scarcely
ha1 the car builders commute left the
private office of Superintendent of Motive
Power McKean. perfectly satisfied with
their settlement, than th committee from
the machinists' union entered, was formally
received, presented Ita grievances and were
told to call at the office this morning at 10
o'clock for a conference with the official.
These sre the most recent developments
in the Union Pacific labor situation. The
company now seems to b the aggressor.
Within the last week It baa discharged
over 1,000 men from various shops on Its
system and still maintains that It can
continue the operation ot Its shops with
the minimum force left.
Car Bulldrra Beach Settlement.
The car builders and the company effected
a settlement with which both sides affirm
their euttre satisfaction. Th agreement It
in the form of a compromise, the company
acceding to part of th advance In wages
by the car builders. The agreement wss
signed by the officials and th member
of the committee and the men returned
to their home and today will return to
their work. This element of discord at
least Is eliminated from th threatened
The machinists are still the pivot of.
the situation. If the company can arrange '
terms with tbem the whole strlk may b
brought to an abrupt end; it not a general
strike. Including possibly every mechanical
department of the Union Pacific, system,
will be declared, according to the statement
of the mechanics. Immediately. The pros
pects of a settlement with the machlulsts
upon the basis of their present demands
is, to aay th least, remote. Tb demands
are those which hsve ones been re-Jutted by
the company and from Interviews with some
of the officials It doe not appear that there
Is any more disposition upon the company'!
part now to grant these demands than there
was In the first place.
Willing to Hear Men.
However, tho officials aasert their will
ingness to accord a fair and thorough hear
lng and It is barely possible soma kind ot
a settlement can be made whereby a strike
can be averted. The machinists declare
they will not yield one lota from their
present position, but In the face of tble
declaration they assert their anxiety te
make peaceable terms and avert a strike.
The machinists still lay great emphasis
upon their ability to endure a prolonged
battle if necessary. They have espoused the
cause of the bollermakers and both organi
zations have the co-operation ot their na
tional bodies. Two ot the machinists' na
tional leaders, R. W. Roderick and T. L.
Wilson of Chicago and St. Paul, respec
tlvely, are on the ground, ready to lend
a hand In the direction of the fight. NO
move will be made, however, until after the
conference which the machinists begin this
morning with the official at headquarters.
Unionists Inspect to Win.
The machinists and bollermakers look
upon th action of the company In discharg
ing Its men as a mean of winning tb
fight. They believe there Is some effort
at Intimidation and persist In the state
ment that the company has chosen a very
Ineffective course to pursue. They main
tain that It Is utter folly for the company
to think It can get along without machinists
and bollermaksrs In Its shops and that un
less matters 'are brought to a settlement
by other mean within a very short time the
company will be forced to yield In order
to carry on its business.
According to a statement mado Union
Pacific official, those men who were let out
yesterday were given regular discharge
checks and how long they will remain out
of the employ of the company I a ques
tion. It ls urged by the company that their
discharge Is not a stroke of retaliation at
the workmen or unions, but due to a lack
of work., Since the strike of tb boiler
makers, which was followed by th heavy
reduction of th general force a week ago
today, the shops have been generally de
moralized and the work necessarily don
with very little system. The officials sum
up the situation now by saying that the
men yesterday were let out simply because
there was no work for them to do. Tbey
do not pretend to say bow long they will
be idle, but volunteer the statement that
so far as matters now exist they may be
taken back In the employ of the company
If they want to return when normal condi
tions are established.
Only Handful of Men Left.
There are left In the machinists' depart
ment of the Omaha shops about twenty,
five men, barely enough, the official aay,
to carry on th work alone. They main
tain that their affairs wers in such good
shape when the trouble aros that they are
not in need of many men. Asked If a set
tlement Is effected between the machinists
and Ister with the bollermakers normal
conditions would be restored at the shops,
a representative of the company last night
said tbey would not. Normal conditions,
be said, would not be restored until tb de
mands f th company's business war
The general Impression among tbo men
Is that ths situation has been greatly com
plicated by th action of th company and
thy consider this action Injurious to th
company's sld of th controversy.
The bollermakers ars quietly awaiting
th outcome of tb machinists' conference
with ths officials. As these two union
bav allied their Interests, an ultimatum to
on will mean to both, and If tb machin
ist fall In their effort with UM company
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