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    The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 3, 1902-TEN TAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
NOTING IN RUSSIA
Itrikisg Laborers 8tart Out en Campaign
of Bloodihtd and Detraction.
TROOPS KILL AND WOUND A NUMBER
Outbreak Somewhat Btumblei Feasant
Biott of Early Spring,
LEADERS ARE APPARENTLY STRANGERS
Dressed in Fantastio Uniforms and Adorned
with Decorations.
PROCLAIM THEMSELVES AGENTS OF CZAR
Prach ttter Destruction of All
Machinery Which Reducea the
Number of Laborer and
Ciaiti Starvation.
LONDON, July 2. A dispatch to the
Reuter Telegram company from St. Peters
burg ity there bave been labor rloti tot
the past few days at Rostov-on-Don, In the
province of Ekrattnalov, southern Russia.
There bave been numerous collisions be
tween the troops and the rlotera. The
troops fired and many of the rioters were
killed or wounded. -
The outbreak at Rostov-on-Don, con
tinue the Reuter correspondent, somewhat
reftembled tt.e peasant riots In the central
provinces of Russia In the early spring.
The leaders of tb last riots were strang
ers In the district They were dressed in
fantastic uniforms and adorned with deco
rations. They proclaimed themselvea agents
of the czar and preached" the destruction of
all machinery which reduced the number of
laborers and brought the masses to starva
tion. A fanatical mob, Inflamed with this Idea,
declared war on the factories In the name
of the czar and bad already wrecked many
manufacturing establishments by the time
the troops were .called out.
The 8U Petersburg correspondent of the
Dally Express asserts that in defiance of
the advice of bis ministers the csar has
decided to give private audience to over 200
representative Russians of all ranka, in
cluding university professors, publicists,
editors, political prl oners and even con
victs, with a view of thoroughly probing
octal problems and discovering the mo
Uvea for the assassinations of ministers
and officials. They will be Invited to tell
the czar frankly how the threatened rev
olution may be averted and by what peace
ful means the distress and dlssatlsfaotion
Of the lower classes may be' met.
TERMS PROPOSED
BY TAFT
Approved
la Washington
Note
Will Be Sent to the
Vatican.
ROMS, July I. The civil governor of the
Philippine Islands. Judge William H. Taft,
baa eabled to -Washington the-terms -of the
note to the Vatican on the subject ot dis
position of the friars' lands in the Islands
which were complied here yesterday at the
conference held between Governor. Taft,
Major Porter ot the office ot the Judge advo
cate general of the army, Judge James F.
Smith of the supreme court ot the Philip
pines and Bishop O'Oormsn of Sioux Falls.
If the terms are approved, the note will be
delivered tonight.
Father Santiago Paya, provincial of the
Dominican order In the Philippines, who
has been In Rome for several months past,
living at the institute which formerly pre
pared the Spanish missionary friars tor
their labors in the Philippine archipelago,
has been ordered by the Vatican to draw up
a plan for the transformation ot this in
stitute Into a training school for the na
tive Filipino clergy, who are destined par
tially to replace the friars when the agree
ment between the Vatican and Judge Taft
concerning their withdrawal shall have
been concluded.
WASHINGTON, July 2. The news from
Rome received at the War department in
the ehape ot daily cablegrams from Gov
ernor Taft Is generally encouraging. It is
aald thst while no details can be given out
for publication. In this incomplete state
ot the negotiations it is evident that they
are proceeding with the greatest activity,
principally in the shape of verbal exchange,
though for the sake of the record these are
generously supplemented by written notes
showing in condensed form the substance
of what has been said. It la stated that
the notee fall to show thst any Insuperable
obstacle has been encountered.;
WILL MAKE INVESTIGATION
rrefeasor Ernest Halle to Find Oat
Bow to Improve Germans in
Polish Provinces.
BERLIN, July 2. Prof. Ernest Halle, who
visited the United States for the purpose
of investigating ship building conditions tor
the German Navy department, has been
commissioned by the Prussian government
to go to the province of Posen and atudy
ecouomle and social life of the Poles and
their relations with the German settlers
and to draw up his recommendations for
spending the recently appropriated German
ising fund of 200.000, 000 marka. Kerr von
Halle Intends to devote three weeks to
horseback Journeys into the various dts
tricts, so ae to investigate the farm life
remote from the towns.
The fund mentioned above la to be de
voted to strengthening the German element
In the Polish provinces of Prussia by pur-
cbaalng more eatates In thoas provinces
suitable for peaaant settlements and for
the replanting ot forest lands, especlslly in
Posen, where the German farmers ars re
quired to teach the peasant how to man
age their farms and Instill In the peasant
proper political, educational and social sen
llmeata.
England Makes No Pretest.
LONDON. July 2. When questioned in
the House of Commons today on the subject?
of collection of llklh and other dues by
the Russlsn administration at New
Chwang, Manchuria, the parliamentary s
retary of ths foreign office. Lord Cranborne
said Great Britain had not protested
against the action taken, because his maj
esty's government had been notified that
negotiations were proceeding for the
evacuation of Manchuria by Russia aad it
- was expected that Manchuria would shortly
be restored to Chinese control.
Clerks Join (he Strikers.
WINNIPEO. July 2. Canadian Northern
yard clerk aad checkers Joined ths strik
ers today. The superintendent offered to
sign the schedule at once, but they will
remain out with the other, unions.
KING IS STILL IMPROVING
Has aa Excellent Klcht aad We'aad
Is
Beginning to
Heal.
LONDON. July 2. Af Buckingham
me louowing Duiietin was issue -
o'clock this morning on the condi.
King Edward:
The king had another excellent night ana
Is making Improvement In all respects.
The wound Is much less troublesome and
beginning to heal. TREVKS.
LA KINO.
BARLOW.
The following was Issued from Bucking
ham palace at 7 p. m.:
The king maintains his steady progress.
The local pain being less, the days are
passed with greater comfort.
TREVES.
LAKING.
SARLOW.
King Edward has passed another good
dsy. The quiet and routine ot the sick
room wss vsrled today by the excitement
of listening to the music and cheers ot the
Indian troops as they marched past the
palace and greeted Queen Alexandra on the
balcony. King Edward demanded a full
account ot the review and the formal re
port made by the prince of Wales was
supplemented by the personal narrative ot
the queen. Ills majesty dictated a letter
to the duke of Connaught, commanding him
to compliment the colonial troops upon
their excellent appearance and to thank
them for their expressions ot loyalty and
sympathy, which he had beard with pleas
ure In his sick room. King Edward was
somewhat disappointed that he was not
sble to see the march past of the troops.
He bad hoped thst this would be possible
from an Invalid couch in a window of the
palace, but the doctors were unwilling that
he should risk this exposure and excite
ment, and hla majesty had to content him
self with hearing the troops without seeing
them.
At a late hour tonight' the king's Im
provement continued. It wss announced
that he had partaken of a fairly good din
ner and smoked a cigar. The prince and
princess of Wales gave a brilliant dinner
party at the York house, tonight In honor
of the visiting Indian princes.
A unique and impressive scene was wit
nessed in St. Paul's cathedral this evening,
when eome 2,000 doctors aasembled beneath
the dome ot the building and offered pray
ers for the king's recovery. Msny of the
doctors wore their academic robes. A litany
waa sung in procession, the doctors Join
ing in the singing. At the conclusion ot
the service the congregation sent a mes
sage to Queen Alexandra, expressing Its
fervent wishes for hla majesty's speedy re
covery. REVIEWS THE INDIAN TROOPS
Queen Aiexssdra la Aigaln the Central
Figure la Public Demon
etratlon.
LONDON, July 2. The review of the East
Indian troops today was largely a repeti
tion of yesterday's function, but the varied
coloring of the uniforms of representstlve
corps from all parts of Hindustan formed
an altogether more picturesque apectacle.
Queen Alexandra was again the central
figure of the proceedings and the publlo
welcomed the opportunity to testify once
more its sympathy with 'her on account of
her recent anxiety and its congratulations
st the continued good news regarding King
Edward's condition. '
The review proceedure of yesterday waa
followed. About 1,300 dark-skinned troops,
headed by a detachment, of the body guard
of the viceroy of India, Lord Curson of
Keddleston, reached the Horse Guards
parade to the strslns of Sousa's "Hands
Across the Sea." The members of the royal
family who reviewed the colonials yester
day traversed the lines of the soldiers of
the Indian empire.
The prince of Wales, representing the
king, standing by the side of his mother's
carriage, took the saluts. and the proceed
ings ended like those ot yesterday with
cheers tor the king, led by the duks ot
Connaught, the Indians drawing their
swords and waving them wildly aa they
Joined in the cheering.
On returning to the palace the queen ap
peared at an upper window and took several
snap shots ot the Indian troops as they
marched past on their return to camp. The
Indians recognized the queen-empress and
each detachment cheered as it passed.
The British fleet which assembled off
Splthead for the proposed coronation re
view has dispersed.
BELIEVED TO JBE ANARCHISTS
Men Attempt to Eater Magaslae Oat-
aldo Fort at Brest and
Waond Gaard.
BREST,' July 2. Two men attempted to
enter the magazine lying Just putslde the
fort yesterday evening and wounded the
sentinel with a revolver. The latter fired
upon tbem with his rifle, raising an alarm
and hla assailants escaped. A similar at
tempt waa made Saturday evening, and it
is believed anarchists intended to blow up
the magszlne, which contslned powder suf
ficlent tor 5,000,000 cartridges.
Cyclone Blows Train Down Bank.
BOMBAY, July 2. A train on the Bast
Indian railroad, near Rampurh, was blown
down an embankment by a cyclone today.
Thirteen peraona were killed and fifteen
were injured.
WANTED TO GAIN NOTORIETY
DUappolated Beeaaae of Her Fallare
to Become an Actress Pauline
Davison Kills Herself.
DENVER, July 2. Disappointed because
ot her failure to become an actress. Paul
ine Davison, aged 20 years, of Lawrence,
Kan., committed suicide here, by taking
chloroform. She left a photograph and ths
following note for ths newspapers:
"Now, make the moat of a good opportu
nity. I am about to commit suicide and I
think it is about the only wsy I can make
myaelf notorious."
ESCAPED PRISONER CAPTURED
Raves Like - Maala aad Hie
Trial May Be Past-
poned.
WASHINGTON, Ind.. July 2 Joe Her
bsrt, the alleged murderer who escaped Jail
with Bill Edaon and others 'Tuesday morn
ing, waa captured last night at ths home of
a relative in thla city.
Since being locked up, be raves like
maniac. His trial will likely not be re
sumed until next term of court. The other
Jail breakers are still at largs.
Snbtrcnanry Bays Klondike Gold.
NEW YORK, Julv I The subtreaoury
paid out today t2Su,000 for Klondike fold
deposited at Seattle. This Is the flrat pay
ment this eeaeoa for account ft Klondike
OiO. - - .
TORNADO STRIKES WISCONSIN
Stretch of Country Near B&cine is a Scene
of Devastation,
"INDREDS OF ACRES OF GRAIN RUINED
Killed, Several Persona In
rty Honsee and Barna
and Mack Stock
'Killed.
RACINE, Wis., July 2. A stretch, ot
country half a mile wide, from the town
of Raymond eaet to Husper, in the town
ship of Caledonia, this county, a distance
of ten mi lea. waa swept by a tornado late
this afternoon. One man waa killed, several
persons were injured, forty houses and
barns were wrecked, thirty or forty head
of atock were killed, hundreds of trees
were blown down, hundreds of acres ot
grain ruined and other damage done, the
property loss amounting to many thousands
of dollars.
Tho storm first struck the house of Wil
liam Cook, Juat west of Raymond, and blew
it to pieces. J. J. Laing's house was then
wrecked and Mr. Lalng was badly hurt,
but his family eecaped. Hla barns were
also wrecked. The roof and one wing ot
George West's house nearby were blown
away; The house and all ot the barns and
other buildings of Ellaha Lower were de
molished and it is reported thst three per
sons were injured in the wreck. The barns
of Frank Eastman at Kllbourne are all
gone. At Caledonia the barns and home
of Albert Herrman were carried away,
William Hces lost his bsrn and had two
horses . killed and Christian Erb'a barns
were demolished.
The only fatality reported waa at the
home of G. Thysen of Caledonia. His house
was completely wiped away and also the
barns, and Thysen was killed. The other
members of the family escaped aerlous In
jury.
Reports from the district state that many
other barns and houses were blown away
and that It Is hard to estimate the exact
number. A son of Elliha Lower waa driv
ing a horse attached to a wagon loaded
with farm Implements. The storm caught
and carried him and the wagon into a field
100 -yards away. The horse was killed and
the young man injured.
DETROIT, Mich., July 2. A terriflo atorm
awept through the southwestern part of
Michigan late this afternoon. Near North
Adams the residence ot Mrs. Van patten
waa demolished, the barn of M. W. Rood
was blown from Its foundation and another
house was unroofed. Mrs. Vanpatten and
Mr. and Mrs. Gamble, her son-in-law and
daughter, bad taken refuge In the cellar,
and were seriously Injured, Mrs. Vanpatten
probably seriously.
At Leonids it is said a farmer living near
there was crushed to death against a tele
graph pole.
Near Dendon John Bowman, an aged
man, was severely injured by failing raf
ters in the collapsing home of Henry
Powers.
TERRE HAUTE. Ind.. July 2. A terrific
wlndstom passed over Momemce, 111., yes
terday afternoon at 4:30. Meager particu
lars are received over a railroad -wire at
2:30 this morning, report three men killed.
No more particulars are obtainable to-
nlght.-
WARSAW, Ind., July 2. Heavy ralna
during the last four daya have flooded
thla section and seriously dsmaged the
wheat and oats crops. Many fields of al
most ripened grain have been submerged.
Lakes and streams have risen over four
feet and are still rising on account of ths
heavy downpour this evening. Tippecanoe
river la higher than for twenty years.
KANSAS RIVER OUT OF BANKS
anmm m t
Water la Still Rapidly Rising and
Great Damage la
Feared.
i "
TOPEKA, Kan., July 2. The Kansas river
has overrun its banks. At 2 o'clock this
afternoon it was rising two Inches an
hour. A telegram from Manhattan, Kan.,
ssys the river is rising a foot an hour there
and great damage is feared when the addi
tional volume of water reaches this vicinity,
probsbly torfjght.
iat noia pacKiug nouse nas oeen com
pelled to suspend operstions, its plant be
ing flooded and a 100-foot amoketssck, un
dermined by the water, having fallen.
The street railway company la fearful that
Its bridge over the Kansas river will go
out.
MAJOR CUSHING IS DEAD
Prominent Figaro In Wnr of Rebel
lion Dies After Short '
Hlneaa.
NEW YORK, July 2. Major Harry Cooke
Cushlng died ot heart disease todsy, at his
residence In New Rochelle. He had been ill
ten days.
Major Cushlng was a freshman at Brown
university at the outbreak of the civil war
and enlisted as a private In the First
Rhode Island artillery. After being made
a second lieutenant he was assigned to the
Fourth United States artillery and was sue
cessively brevetted first lieutenant, captain
and major for distinguished service in ac
tion.
He was commissioned captain In 1871 and
retired with ths rank ot major In 1892.
During the war he served in more than a
score of battles, beginning first at Bull
Run and ending st the Wilderness. He also
served In various Indian campaigns. Major
Cushlng waa descended from a notable
family. One of his grandfathers was Nich
olas Cooks, Rhode Island's war governor.
He waa a coualn of Lieutenant Cushlng,
who blew up Albemarle, and of Major
Alonzo C. Cushlng, who wss killed at Get
tysburg. His father was Major George W.
Cushlng, U. S. A. His brother, the lsts
General 8. T. Cushlng, U. 8. A., died last
year.
The body is to be taken to Washington
and Interred at Arlington. ,
IS DRAGGED TO HER DEATH
Wife of Vice President of Royal
. Packing Company Fonad
Dead.
VAN WERT. O.. July 2. Mrs. ' W. J.
Latchford, wife ot the vice president ot the
Royal Packing company of Chicago, was
found dead this afternoon three miles from
town with her body entsngled in the lines
attached to a horse, which she bad hired
tor a drive. ,
It Is supposed that the horse started to
run away and that to save herself Mrs.
Latchford tried to Jump from the carriage,
with the result that she became entangled
in the lines and waa dragged to her death.
Mrs. Latchford was visiting friends in
this placs. Before her marriage Mrs.
Latchford waa connected with the Chicago
Record as a reporter ' - -
WELCOMES FIGHTING NINTH
Rochester Exleada Glad Hand to Sol
diers and Tenders Them
g.Banoafrt.
ROCHESTER. N. Y., July 2. Nlnefeen
officers and 261 men of the famous "fight
ing Ninth" regiment. United States In
fantry, Colonel C. F. Robe, commanding,
comprising Companies H, G, F and E of the
Second battalion and Companies K, M and
L of the Third battalion, arrived In this
city this evening and are the city's guests
until midnight. Rochester gave a hearty
welcome to the regiment, many of whose
members hall from this city, including
Captain F. S. Schofleld, who has been In a
hospital at Washington for some time be
cause of a wound received In the Philip
pines, and who came to Rochester to meet
his old regiment; Captain E. V. Bookmiller
and Lieutenant John B. Schoeffel.
Bells were rung and whistles blown
throughout the city upon a signal from the
city hall bell that (he train had arrived. The
veterans were enthusiastically cheered by
the thousands gathered at the station.
A parade was formed, with Captain Mal
colm Young of the Socond United States
artillery, in charge of the station
here, as officer of the day. The' parade
after passing through the principal streets
of the city and receiving a continuous ova
tion was received at the courthouse by
a reception committee consisting ot Major
Qeneral Elwell S. Otis, Colonel N. P. Pond,
Major Rodenbeck and others. The officers
of the Ninth were then escorted to the
Genesee Vslley club, where they were
given a banquet, while the rank and file
were entertained In a similar manner at
the armory.
NO PLACES F0R; RECEIVERS
Only One Insolvent Road In
Six
Months aad That la Now Oat
of Recelver'a Hands.
CHICAGO, July 2. The Railway Age to
morrow will esy: The yesr 1902 has so far
been the most remarkable period in fifty
years of railway history in respect to in
solvencies and receiverships. Since Jan
uary 1 only one operating railway, the New
York & Pennsylvania, fifty-two miles long,
hss been plsced in the hands of a receiver
and that one broke all previous records for
brevity of atay, the appointment having
been made in February and the road hav
ing been sold under forclosure and started
for reorganization in May. The receiver
ship thus covered the short season of four
months. The Railway Age therefore, for
the first time in its history, cannot report
a railway for which a receiver has been ap
pointed and continued in the current six
months. During the twenty-six and one
halt years the record has been kept it has
shown the appointment of receivers for 639
railroads, covering 114,400 miles of lines
and representing stocks and bonds aggre
gating the vast sum of 15,291,397,000. In a
single year, 1893, no less than seventy-four
roads went Into bankruptcy, with 29.340
miles and 11,781,000.000 of stock and bonds.
But since that year of greatest financial
calamity failures bave greatly decreased
and reorganizations have gone on at equal
speed, so that' today the ara,-ot railway re
ceiverships may be said J.0 "Jo ended.
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DEFINITELY SETTLE DEAL
Arrangements Between Poetnl Tele
graph Cable Company and Penn.
aylvanln Road Are Made.
PHILADELPHIA, July 2. The Record to
morrow will say: The deal between the
Poatal Telegraph-Cable company and the
Pennsylvania Railroad company has been
definitely settled and the contract dates
from July 1, as originally proposed, al
though the document has not been actually
executed. The contracting corporations
through properly accredited officials have
executed an agreement under the terms of
which the Postal Telegraph-Cable cony
pany becomes possessed ot all the rights
and privileges that will finally appear in
the long-term contract now being perfected
by - attorneys representing the two com
panies involved.
There has been and there will be no hitch
In the carrying out of the lead. There will
be more or less litigation before all ot the
matters at Issue between the Western
Union and the Pennsylvania railroad are
finally settled, but those who speak with
authority do not regard any of these pros
pective suits with alarm. All agree that
the Western Union will be ousted from
every foot of railway owned or controlled
by the Pennsylvania Railroad company.
BUYS COTTON OIL " MILLS
Hew York Syndicate' Makes Pur
chases In Indian Territory and
Now Controls Bnalnesa.
MUSKOGEE. I. T., July 2. In the pur
chase today of three mills in Indisn Terri
tory a New York syndicate ta believed to
have secured control ot the cotton oil bus
iness In the Indian Territory and Okla
homa. The company now owns twenty
mills. Including properties at Muskogee,
Checotsh, Eufaula, Durant, Purcell and
Chlckasha in the Indian Territory and
Chandler, Stroud, Norman, Oklahoma City
and Shawnee in Oklahoma, besides eight
mills in northern Texas. The sale today
was arranged by J. B. Burbrldge, repre
senting the syndicate, who has left tor
New York to close the deal. ,
NECK BROKEN BY A BLOW
Unknown Man Strikes Pearl Sanls-
man. Killing Him Almost
Instantly.
KANSAS CITY, July 2. Pesrl Saulsman
of Lees Summit, Mo., was knocked down
and killed and M. J. McGlynn, bis employer,
was struck twice and aerlously hurt, at
Eighteenth and Grand afreets, this city.
tonight by an unknown man who attacked
tbem without apparent provocation. SauU-
man was a farmhand, aged 25 years. He
received a single blow In the face which
broke his neck and killed blm Instantly.
Hla assailant escsped snd the police have
only a meager description of tyxa.
ARGUES ON HIS OWN BEHALF
Convicted of Mnrder In Kansna, Claims
State Haa No Jurisdiction
Over Him.
TOPEKA, Kan.. July 2. Ira N. Terrlll, a
convicted murderer from Oklahoma, aerv
lng a sentence in ths Kansas penitentiary,
appeared In the supreme court today to
argue In bis own bebslf thst Kansas hss
no Jurisdiction over blm snd that he la
wrongfully Imprisoned. He was in charge
ot Warden Jewett. Should the supreme
court decide In his favor $00 other convicts
would be liberated.
OAL DEALERS TOO MODEST
Tax Committee Fears The Underrate Their
Own Worth.
H00 HOOS ARE STILL UNDER FIRE
County Board May Yet Decide to
Boost Venders of Coal and
Bonders of Wood To
gether. Members of the County Board of Equal
ization freely say that they conalder that
they struck another snag yesterday when
they called up the coal dealers. The ven
ders of fuel all reported themselves to
have had stocks April 1 that made the com
missioners wonder how they ever kept the
public supplied. And as for other personal
property well, it simply "isn't worth men
tioning." The board left the matter open
for the present, thus piling up more Im
portant work for the already-overburdened
last days.
Coutant & Squires estimated their firm's
actual personal valuation at $3,000, C. W.
Hull at 18,000 to $10,000, T. C. Havens at
$2,000, C. B. Havena at $3,000. Coal Hill
company at $2,500 to $3,000, Omaha Coal,
Coke and Lime company at $20,000. This
last was the only statement accented by
the tax committee of the Real Estate ex-
hange as satisfactorily large. The Central
Coal and Coke company reported $50 worth
of office furniture.
I.nmber Men Rot Out of the Woods.
Members of the tax committee show an
inclination to protest determinedly against
acceptance of these figures of the coal
dealers and apparently the board Is with
tbem in thinking the valuations too small.
It Is quite possible, too, that the lumber
men will' be recalled and the kindred firms
taken up together and raised, for one of
the commissioners Implied that on the
lumber dealers It would suit htm well to
impose an assessment more than twice the
size of that already adopted.
The afternoon'a actual decisions . are
shown in the table below:
Assessors' Raised by
return, v.m. Hoard.
Model Steam laundry $ 825
Frontier Steam laundry 4"0
Kimball laundry 6S0
Deerlng Harvester Co 6,600
Omaha Carpet Co 3,t&
Barber Asphalt Co 2,500
$ ITS
Un'chd
S.5O0
2.336
TJn'ch d
Emerson Mfg. Co 6l"0
680
Wagner Bros.,
reduced
from
Milwaukee Harvester Co.
1.155
1,50
m
430
700
250
A. A. Cooper WaRon Co....
400
'U. M. sicKier YVaaon Co.
George F. Munro & Co
Orchard & Wllhelm
7,500
7,500
Not on list of assessors' returns.
Two Raised at Klght.
The night session Was devoted to the ex
amlnlng of representatives of several firms,
the complaints ot all ot which were dis
missed except that against Kelley-Stlger,
who were raised from $7,200 to $15,000, and
the Grant Paving company, 'raised from
$1,000 to $4,000. Hugh Murphy, who bad
been expected to line up with the Grant
company, informed the board that . aside
from his quarry and Interest In a company
in Denver be hasn't a dollar in money or
credits. .
For an hour the board and Attorney Me
Intosh discussed the assessing ot the banks.
In preparation for the Saturday conference.
Brewers to Come Back.
The report of Tuesday night's action of the
County Board of Equalization ae printed in
yesterday morning's Bee exclusively caused
the heaven ot public sentiment to become
exceedingly clouded and the commissioners
decided to back into cover and reconsider
the assessment of the brewers before the
storm should break. Accordingly it was
voted to recall the makers of amber Joy
next Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. Con
nolly, O'Keeffe and Chairman Ostrom voted
the ayes, Harte and Hofeldt the nays
The action that the board proposes to
amend was the fixing of the. total personal
assessment ot nine brewing companies at
$27,392, which was done bj Hofeldt, Harte
and Connolly early Tuesday night before
Attorney Mcintosh arrived, and which is
generally considered out of all proportion
to the assessment of Jobbers snd whole
salers who appeared earlier in the week.
Tuesday night Connelly asserted, after the
brewers were gone, that he was with Chair
man Ostrom in the sentlmebt for a rehear
lng. Yesterday be made the motion and
O'Keeffe, who hasn't seconded a Connolly
motion for many moons, was prompt to sac
riflce precedent. Harts made a little talk
In the course of which he said that hs
thought that if the brewers were recalled
the six. lumber dealers who escaped yester
day with a total assessed valuation ot $22,-
610 should be recalled as well.
The following table shows what was done
by the board with those who were before
It yesterday morning
Assessors Raised
Return, - by
1112. Board
Bradford Lumber Co $2,001
Omaha Rubber Co i.275
$ l.sno
8.na
2,530
Unoh d
29.700
2 230
6.300
Uneh'd
Omaha Tent &. Awnlne Co.. 470
Carter White Lead Works... 1,150
U. S. Nat l Bank Bldg...
James Morton tt Son.......
3,3"0
270
8,000
, m
Keebe-Hunyan
Maul-Davis Co '
Hun-tie Hardware Co
500
BS0
Nebraska Mollne now Co... 8,000 - Uneh'd
Tho Northwall and Sattley companies,
each assessed at $6,0uO. were both decreased
$2,5U0.
Amount of Total Increase.
It Is the general belief, now, that the
county's total assessed valuation will be
lncreaaed at least $3,000,000 over the 1901
total, which was $22,381,792.08. Members
of the board say that a raise of $200,000
will be made on the assessors' total for
the farm land of the cbunty, and the as
sessors' total was $3,054,765 or $122,241
more than the 1901 total of $2,932,416. In
assessing lots, however, ths assessors re
duced last year's total from $14,928,040 to
$14,825,963.
The board floes not expect to finish
earlier than Monday night, and perbapa
not then; hence the levy haa been given
little thought and no member undertakes
to predict what It will be in mills.
OPEN SWITCH CAUSES WRECK
Flvo Are Injured and Others Have
Narrow Escape la Colllalon
on Illinois Central.
SPRINGFIELD, 111.. July 2. Five per
sons were injured and others bad narrow
escapes today, when a aouthbound Illinois
Central passenger train ran into an open
switch at Madison and collided with a
freight train of the Chicago, Peoria tt St.
Louis .-atlrosd. The passenger engine and
aeveral freight cars were demolished. The
injured:
Lewis Carpenter, conductor of pssienger
train; two ribs broken, badly bruised.
Charles V. Monroe, brakeman; face cut
and internally injured.
Frank Albera, fireman of passenger lo
comotive; Jumped, internally Injured.
Miss LUlle Gehrlcks. East St. Louis; cut
about face and hands.
Harvey Green, engineer of passenger lc-t
comotlve; Jumped, slightly hurt. .
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Showers Thursday
and Cooler in Western Portion; Friday
Showers anC Cooler in Eastern Portion,
Fair in Western.
Tearjperatare at '
Omaha Yeaterdayi
Honr. Deg.
1 p. m...... m
9 p. m Mil
8 p. m...... a
4 p. sn MT
8 p. m MS
p. sn. at
T p. m ntj
8 p. . f4
9 p. m 81
Honr. Deg.
8 a. in, .... . Tt
a. aa Tt
T a. m. . . . . Tl
a. aa Tl
So. ....,. Tl
10 a. aa T5
11 a. m T
IS m.... T9
COAT OF TAR AND FEATHERS
Monraors Stop Faneral to Drive Hus
band gad Slater of Dead
Woman Ont of Town.
STERLING, 111., July 2. The funeral of
Mrs. John Selbert ot Mount Morris, sear
here, was delayed today until the mourn
ers could adjourn to a cornfield and ad
minister a cost of tar and feathers to the
husband and sister ot the dead woman.
Than the funeral proceeded, but the two
who were to have been chief mourners
were absent.
The house waa filled with sorrowing
neighbors, when some of tbem discovered
Selbert In another room bugging and kiss
ing Mrs. Theodore Wolfe.
The crowd quickly dragged the couple to
the cornfield. A plentiful supply of tar
was poured over the victims and the feath
ers from a pillow were emptied on esch.
Then the two were driven from the villsge
and ordered never to, return. 'Mrs. Sel
bert died of consumption and during the
two years of her sickness it is alleged that
her husband wai continually making love
to his wife's sister.
BOMB IMPLODES TOO LATE
In Presentation of "Last Daya of
Pompeii" James Dull Geta
Broken Back.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 2. In the pres
ence of 6,000 spectators witnessing an open
air performance of the "Last Days of Pom
peii" on the common opposite Churchill
Downs this evening, James Dull, known aa
"The human bomb," received Injuries
which will probably result In his death.
It Is Dull's part of the performance to be
burled high la the air by a bomb which
explodes, releasing a parachute by which
the performer returns to earth.
Tonight the bomb waa shot into the air
as usual, but when it reached its greatest
height it failed to explode and started to
the earth with the victim unable to re
lease himself. As the missile was within
100 feet ot the ground it suddenly exploded
and to the horror of the spectators, Dull
was dashed to the earth and the perform
ance brought to a close. When the victim
waa picked up it was found that his back
wss broken. He waa taken to the city
hospital.
KEEP VERDICT A SECRET
Examination Made Into Charges
Against Bishop Tnlbot of
,K,f-"'' Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG, Pa., July 2. The exam
lnatlon Into the charges of conduct unbe
coming a bishop, preferred against Bishop
Talbot of the Central Pennsylvania dloceso,
Protestant Episcopal church, by Rev. Dr.
Ingram N. W. Irvine of Philadelphia was
conducted in executive session today by
ths board ot inquiry recently appointed by
Bishop Dudley of Kentucky, and after
hearing the testimony of Dr. Irvine, whom
the accused bishop unfrocked while serving
as rector of St. John's parish, Huntington,
Pa., and other witnesses -ths board ad
Journed without making public Its verdict.
Bishop Tslbot was not present at the in
vestigatlon, which wss held to determine
whether or notjjiere wss sufficient evidence
for holding the bishop for trial, which, ac
cording to the Episcopal canons, would be
before a committee of bishops.
WOULD-BE FIRE SWALLOWER
Chicago Yonth Ponra Burning Caro
line Over Himself and Others
with Fatal Effect.
CHICAGO, July 2. Trying to Imitate an
Egyptian flre-swallower. Hsrry Loughren
12 years old, poured burning gasoline over
himself and six other children tonight and
as a result the boy and one other child
probably will die. Of the others one only
escaped Injury a girl who dropped without
being hurt from the porch, thirty feet from
the ground, after tearing off ber skirt
frantlo to avoid another child who was run
ning toward he r with clothing abalaze,
The boy'a mother waa burned so badly , In
stripping the burning clothing from him
that she also may die.
After a hard struggle the flames were
extlnguiahed by neighbors who ran to the
asslstanct of the children.
EXPRESS TRAINJS DERAILED
Twenty-Five Persona Injured, Five
Seriously and Ono Prebnbly
' Fatally.
BENNINGTON. Vt.. July 2. As a result
of the derailing of the Troy-Montreal ex
press on the Rutland road at a switch at
Honaick. N. Y.. near this cMr. today, about
twenty-five people were Injured, five seri
ously and one probably fatally. The in
lured!
Allen Huckenslus. Philadelphia. 14 years
of ace. Inlurles to back: will probably die.
John Brovenche, baggagemaater, Rutland,
Decs: ana eiae injured.
Daniel O'Brien, North Adams, Maas.
William Doyle, New York.
J. R. Hutchinson, Sheldon, Vt.
R. B. Peterson, conductor. Rutlsad.
Movemeata of Ocean Vessels Jaly 8.
At Sydney, N. 8. W. Arrived: Mlowera
from Vancouver, via rtonoiuiu ana una
tnune.
At Lizard Passed: LaSavoye, from New
York, for Havre.
At I Jverpool Sailed: Noordlsnd, for
Philadelphia, via Queeni-town and New
York; Teutonic, ror New rorn, via vtueens
town. Arrived: Dominion, from Montreal
Oceanic, from New Yors.
At Movllle Arrived: Pretorian, from Mon
treat, for Uvernool.
At Queenatown Arrived: Ivernla, from
Ronton, for IJverpool: Rhynland, from
Philadelphia. Sailed: Ultonla, from Liver
pool, for Boston.
At Antwerp Sailed: Switzerland, for
Philadelphia.
At Southampton Sallad: Kaiser Wllhelm
der Oroase, from Bremen, for New York,
via Cherbourg. Arrived: St. Paul, from
New York.
At New 'York Balled: Menominee, for
In1on: St. Ixula. for Souihsmptnn; Ma
jeatlc, for Liverpool. Arrived: Pennsyl
vanla. from Hamhtira-.
At London Sailed: Denderah, for San
FranelBco.
At Honr Kone Sailed: Olympia, for Ta
coma, via Yokohoma. etc.
At Cherbourg Arrived: KaUerin Maria
Thereat, from New York. Sailed: Kalae
Wllhelm der Oro from Bremen and
Southampton, for jvew York. . i
OTHERS MAY STRIKE
Union Feciilo Oar Bnllderi aid Blaokrmiths
tJneuy.
THEY ARE LIKELY TO WALK OUT TODAY
Hen Xnoomged by Strikes sn Montana
Oentral sod Northwestern. '
ILLINQ STRIKERS PLACES A QUESTION
Leaders 87 Company Cannet Sir Enonjh
Competent Men.
SIGNS OF ACTIVITY AT CHEYENNE SHOPS
Company Apneara to Bo Mania Pres.
rations to Pat Imported Men.
to Work In Wyomlac
city.
Happenings ot yesterday seem to Indi
cate preparation tor a material enlarge
ment of the Union Paclflo strike, piece
work is the bone ot contention and the
carbuildera and blacksmiths are the possi
ble additions to the list ot those who are
at outs with the company.
It waa less than a week ago that a meet
ing at the road's headquarters wsa fol
lowed by the announcement that the offi
cials and the carbuildera had come to an
agreement and that all waa well with them.
But differences have arisen because, the
union men aay, the company is indicating
a purpose to force the piecework provi
sion upon them and that, they ssy, they
will not aumblt to under any consideration.
The union waa prepared to confer yes
terday with the road'a representatives, but
General Manager Dickinson and Superin
tendent McKeen were out of the city and
President Burt waa not reached. At night
there waa a mass meeting ot unionists
employed, or formerly employed, la the
shops, but those in attendance state that
it waa devoted to a general discussion and
that the carbuildera' union t did not meat
separately.
Something Doing; Today,
One la attendance aald: "There la noth
ing to give out for print tonight, but to
morrow may develop something decidedly
Interesting. Tbere will be a committee at
work tomorrow, but It will be a general
committee, not a committee of our union."
There are, it is said, 169 carbuildera now
in the Omaha shops and should they strike
it will be the largest single walkout yet
recorded in the history of the strike.
The blacksmiths, who. It Is said, may
also go- out, make the same complaint
that against piecework. It baa been In-
troduccd to small extent in their depart
ment, but In the event ot their making any
demand at alt it la understood thst it will
require that piecework be done away with
entirely. The Journeyman blacksmltha
number about twenty-five and the helpers
between forty and fifty.
Qntet, Stnbborn Flikt,
t
The atrika on tne Union Paclflo seems to
have resolved Itself down to a quiet, stub
born fight between the two contending fac
tions. The machinists, the most aggressive
of the strikers, are claiming new laurels.
while the railroad la treating such clalma
with silent indifference, contenting Itself
with the fact that the strlkere bave thue
far been unable to effect a complete tleup.
There are several places where the ma
chinists have met the Insurgent spirit, their
meu refusing to Join the union in Its fight
against the company.
The strikers were displaying considerable
encouragement yesterday from a tleup
on the Montana Central, a Great Northern
tributary. Vice Preatdent Wilson said be
bad received word by telegram from Havre,
Mont., that every machinist on the Central,
forty-six in all, had struck and that the
tleup was complete among ths helpers. Hla
presence was requested at that point, but
he thought it would be unwise tor htm to
leave Omaha and lose touch with the situa
tion on the Union Pacific.
The atrike of the Northwestern machin
ists in Iowa has also stimulated the hopea
of the strikers here.
Shots Off Supply.
"The significance of these simultaneous
strikes is that the Union Paclflo will be
unable to get machinists to fill the old
employes; places," said Mr. Wilson. "Vital
results hang upon ths ability or inability
of ths company to fill the placse mad
vacant by the strikers, for it Is a fact that
needs no argument that the great Union,
Pacific Railroad company cannpt do with
out machinists, despite what any of the
officials may say to the contrary. Nor can
it any better survive without bollermakera.
and, as President Kennedy says, all the
bollermakere are out on the Montana
Central and will go out with the machinists
in other places where the occasion may de
mand." President Kennedy said yesterday that
foremen from the Union Pacific ahopa bad
been to Plattsmouth to try to Induce men
from the Burlington shops there to accept
work in the Union Paclflo ahopa, but that
the foremen bad met with failure. Kennedy
further declared that the bollermakere on.
the Burlington were ready to co-operate
with their fellow-workmen In Omaha when
ever the latter made the request.
Went More Pny.
The machinists on the Montana Central
were getting 34 cents an hour and demanded
86. The wages of the bollermakere were
not given out.
Wilson for the machinists and Kennedy
for the bollermakere express doubts of the
alleged rioting at Cheyenne.
"I believe those shots which were re
ported aa rifle shots," said Vice President
Wilson, "were simply ths explosions ot tor
pedoes .that had been placed oa tracks
around the shops. Strictest orders have
been enjoined upon the machinists at Chey
enne to refrain from all semblance ot vio
lence, and I do not believe the men have
or will violate these orders. Nevertheless
they are wrought up to a pretty high pitch
and have not the same restraining In
fluences about them as the men here have.
"The men out there feel and we feel the
same way bere that the Union Paclflo hss
endesvored to Intimidate and coerce them,
and you can imagine for yourself that un
der such conditions they are not In the
moot amiable moods. We look upon the
arbitrary action ot the company in closing
down Its shops at Cheyenne and giving out
the unequivocal announcement that these
sbopa were, to remain closed for an Indefi
nite period, probably two years, as the most
transparent evidence ot a 'bluff game.
Deobts Company'a Word.
"It they really intend to abandon these
shops, as they said, because the business
men of Cheyenne bad imposed such In
tolerable conditions upon the railroad em
ployes, why did they tske ths first oppor
tunity to hire men and resume operations T
If that isn't a bluff, what la It?"
President Kennedy expressed himself la